Sub­ur­ban ‘re­sort’ homes keep the hol­i­day en­joy­ment flow­ing

The Courier-Mail - Property - - REALESTATE NEWS - SOPHIE FOSTER

RE­SORT liv­ing in the sub­urbs may not be such a pipe dream, with homes on the mar­ket in Bris­bane right now that could make you feel like you’re on hol­i­day all year round.

Priced from about $600,000 to up­wards of $2 mil­lion and beyond, th­ese are homes that seem de­signed to al­low fam­i­lies to co­ex­ist in seren­ity, ac­cord­ing to list­ings fea­tured on realestate.com.au.

Heated pools, even bet­ter if run on so­lar power, seemed to be a popular fea­ture, though some­times all it took to gen­er­ate a hol­i­day-like glow in a home was hav­ing mul­ti­ple liv­ing ar­eas, in­clud­ing a par­ents-only re­treat.

No home worth its salt with a hol­i­day feel had less than two bath­rooms – clearly time­shar­ing the shower is not the done thing in sub­ur­ban re­sort homes.

Prices of homes with hol­i­day-like fea­tures var­ied from just over $2 mil­lion for a lux­u­ri­ous five-bed­room, three-bath­room 35 El­liott St prop­erty in Hawthorne to $1.05 mil­lion for the im­mac­u­late six-bed­room home at 56 Ju­niper Cir­cuit in Stret­ton.

Another prop­erty with re­sort-like fa­cil­i­ties that has come on the mar­ket is at 43 Union St in Clay­field – com­plete with six bed­rooms, five bath­rooms, in­door pool, ten­nis court and gated se­cu­rity.

A key fea­ture of the prop­erty, and oth­ers that listed a re­sort feel, was “ex­cep­tional pri­vacy”.

If you’re con­sid­er­ing turn­ing your own home into a hol­i­day oa­sis, some key fea­tures to con­sider in­clude in­stalling a wa­ter fea­ture or pool, adding liv­ing space or up­dat­ing your out­door en­ter­tain­ment area. Even some­thing as tiny as a sec­ond bath­room may well help cut stress in a home – po­ten­tially help­ing you keep your hol­i­day glow for a lit­tle bit longer.

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