Beach home wows

Mer­maid Beach and its neigh­bour Mer­maid Wa­ters con­tinue to be a pop­u­lar choice among buy­ers

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - Property - - FRONT PAGE - WORDS JES­SICA BROWN

A LUX­URY beach house made the Gold Coast’s list of top sales last week af­ter fetch­ing a mul­ti­mil­lion-dol­lar price.

A Bris­bane-based buyer snapped up the Mer­maid Beach home for $4.6 mil­lion just 24 hours af­ter in­spect­ing it.

Harcourts Coastal agent Tolemy Stevens, who mar­keted the prop­erty, had a feel­ing the buy­ers would be in­ter­ested in the three­bed­room res­i­dence at

“I iden­ti­fied who I thought would be the per­fect prospec­tive buyer,” he said.

A quick in­spec­tion and the prop­erty was sold.

“The sellers are over the moon with the sale price — it was the price they wanted to achieve. “The buyer is also ex­cited that they were able pur­chase their dream home and are look­ing for­ward to the Mer­maid Beach lifestyle.”

He said it was fur­ther ev­i­dence Mer­maid Beach was in high de­mand.

“I cur­rently do not have enough prop­er­ties for sale — I have clients look­ing to in­vest in the area,” Mr Stevens said.

The mega sale fol­lows two re­cent sales in the sub­urb — a $5.25 mil­lion Hedges Ave pent­house Mr Stevens han­dled and a $3 mil­lion Al­ba­tross Ave pent­house Michael Kol­losche of Kol­losche Prestige Agents mar­keted.

In Mer­maid Wa­ters, a Hamp­tons-in­spired home at sold un­der the ham­mer for $1.181 mil­lion.

Ray White Mer­maid Wa­ters prin­ci­pal Mitch Palmer said the sale marked a sub­urb record for a ren­o­vated, dry block home.

“We al­ways knew it would do well,” Mr Palmer said.

He said there was a crowd of more than 100 peo­ple who watched nine registered bid­ders bat­tle it out for the prop­erty.

“A lo­cal NRL player was also in the mix for it as well but got out­bid,” Mr Palmer said.

A Bono­gin fam­ily were the suc­cess­ful bid­ders.

“They were chas­ing some­thing on a big block and (were) blown away by the ap­peal of this home,” Mr Palmer said.

13A Ocean View, Mer­maid Beach sold for $4.6 mil­lion. 15 Ti­mana Ave fetched $1.81 mil­lion un­der the ham­mer.

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