3133 Riverleigh Dr, Hope Island, has been sold for $4.05m
Australian golfing legend Peter Senior has sold his home with a putting green in Hope Island for a record price of $4.05m.
Located at 3113 Riverleigh Drive, it is the first time a house in the drive has breached the $4m mark.
Peter Senior in full swing. The former pro-golfer has just sold his Hope Island home.
Marketing agent Rob Casbolt of Professionals – Vertullo Real Estate said it sold pre-auction in a cash-unconditional deal to an unnamed local buyer.
Mr Senior has owned the five-bedroom home since 2000, when he bought it with his wife June for $390,000.
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The sleek chef’s kitchen.
Situated on a 1,477sq m north-facing block, the Seniors have recently renovated the mansion which has 30m of water frontage and covers 100sq m across two levels, making it one of the largest homes in the island resort.
The home has twin sweeping staircases.
It has an office, multipurpose room, home theatre, chef’s kitchen, ensuited bedrooms, seperate guest suite, pool, pontoon, jetski dock, vegetable garden and a signature putting green.
Mr Casbolt said selling 3113 Riverleigh Dr was a difficult decision for the couple but they were needing to downsize.
The home is one of the biggest in the resort and has a putting green.
The Seniors have owned several properties on Hope Island over the years, including 2204 Taromeo Court, which also had a putting green and which they sold in 2018 for $2.7m.
Last year they bought a vacant block of land on the island in Forest Hills Drive for $790,000 and they also bought a block of land in Brisbane’s Coorparoo in 2019.
The house has 30m of water frontage.
Mr Senior turned a professional golfer in 1978 and managed to win 34 tournament victories around the globe during an illustrious career spanning four decades.
He retired in 2016, taking home at the time more than $16.6 million in winnings from his victories.
Mr Senior at his previous home in Taromeo Court, which also had a putting green and which he sold in 2018. Picture: Glenn Hampson.

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The Gold Coast development sector has been riding a perfect wave for the past year and now a new $300-million project wants to paddle on to it.

Six months after plans for a wave pool were unveiled for Parkwood—a suburb only a 15-minute drive to the city’s famed surfing beaches—a development application has been lodged with the Gold Coast City Council revealing the finer details of the Palm Springs-inspired integrated surf village.

The centrepiece of the resort-style proposal is a 4ha dual-zone surfing lagoon capable of generating “up to a 26-second end-to-end barrelling six-foot wave ride”.

Earmarked to sit alongside the existing 18-hole golf course of the 56ha The Club at Parkwood Village, the development is banking on a pent-up groundswell of tourism activity hitting the Gold Coast over coming years after borders reopen.

According to submitted documents, the mixed-use project aims to deliver “a landmark destination for surfers, tourists and the local community to play, dine, relax, shop, work and recreate”.

The bold vision requires council approval for an increase in “the scale and intensity” of an existing approval for the Napper Road site—boosting its allowable density from 135 units to 222 apartments across eight new buildings plus 12 four-bedroom surf villas overlooking the wave pool.

A hike in the existing building height limit from five storeys (18.2m) to eight storeys (28.5m) also is being requested to enable the planned development.

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▲ Surrounded by Palm Springs-inspired village of mixed-use buildings, the centrepiece of the $300-million Parkwood development is a 4ha dual-zone surfing lagoon. 

The masterplan includes a five-storey “Surf HQ” with wave pool reception, administration, patron induction/orientation space, change rooms, board storage, lockers, food and beverage options as well as co-working areas. It has been designed with a landscaped rooftop and building curves that portray “waves crashing into a headland”.

BDA Architecture’s design concept also flows across the surrounding apartment buildings with “a simple rhythm of moving curves that start as flat, moving into a ripple, then into a wave formation … increasing in intensity as it gets closer to the headland (Surf HQ)”.

“A simple composition of curved balconies, planters, screens, arches, breezeblocks, white brick facades and a landscaped rooftops defines the Palm Springs inspired buildings,” the DA states.

The integrated surf park resort also features a brewhouse, events centre, retail and commercial tenancies, 120-place childcare centre, a sports, health and medical hub (including the Gold Coast Titans training facilities), redesigned golf course and clubhouse, as well as relocated pro shop and wedding chapel.

Parkwood Village, headed by founder Luke Altschwager, has partnered with Canada-based wave pool manufacturer WhiteWorld to develop the surf, recreation and entertainment precinct.

Its giant wave lagoon will incorporate cutting-edge Endless Wave technology with “infinite programmable variability” to cater for all skill levels, with the capacity to have 75 people surfing per hour on multiple 12-second barrelling waves all happening simultaneously.

The Parkwood proposal is one of a few contenders fighting for the bragging rights to become Queensland’s first surf park, including a World Surf League-backed Surf Ranch at Coolum on the Sunshine Coast proposed by Brisbane developer Consolidated Properties Group.


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Lagoon Main Beach will be a higher density project for Drew Group, homing 248 apartments across two towers

The longstanding South East Queenslander developer, Drew Group, have submitted plans for their next project.

It’s set in the heart of Main Beach at 11 Cronin Avenue, where they have plans to develop two soaring apartment towers dubbed Lagoon Main Beach.

Drew Group, led by Jonathan Drew since 2005, have history in the area and know it well, having previously created the 16-level, 29-apartment developer Cerulean on Pacific Street.

“As a local I feel an overwhelming responsibility to deliver an outstanding result for the Main Beach community and the future residents of Lagoon and this concept will be the central focus throughout the project until future residents move in,” Drew said.

The company, founded in the early 1980s, have recently developed The Beach Houses, a collection of 15 luxury villas at Kirra Point, and their latest project The Village, 72 apartments and beach houses at Palm Beach. That was the fastest selling project in the Gold Coast over 2019 and 2020, securing all of the apartments in just three months.

Lagoon Main Beach will be one of their highest density projects, homing 248 apartments across two towers. It will be set however across a sprawling 4,000 plus sqm site, an amalgamation not seen since the 1980s. Drew Group will reduce the seven existing cross overs to just three.

The towers will be linked by a central resort-style heated swimming pool and spa area, hence the name Lagoon. Here will also be barbecue areas, pool lounges, and a 65 sqm gym with treatment rooms.

Drew Group

The proposed central heated pool area. Image credit: Plus Architecture 

Tower 1 will be the larger of the two towers, soaring 31 levels in to the sky and having 137 apartments. It’s a mix of 100 two-bedroom apartments, which start from 91 sqm of internal space, and 34 three-bedrooms which start from 154 sqm of living area. The typical floorplan will see five apartments per floor, up until level 27, where the larger three-bedroom sub-penthouses start.

The three four-bedroom penthouses start from level 30 and are spread across two levels. The ground level homes three of the four bedrooms, as well as the kitchen living and dining space. Upstairs is the master suite, a media room, and a huge terraces reaching over 100 sqm terrace with outdoor kitchen, dining area, and private plunge pool.

Tower 2 will rise 23 levels and have 111 apartments, a breakdown of 89 two-bed apartments and 22 three-bedders.

Both will have level 15 residential lounge, where there will be a focus on the new work from home life, with a number of work from home booths, a meeting room, multi purpose rooms and terraces.

Drew Group

The proposed view of the second tower. Image credit: Plus Architecture 

Drew Group appointed Plus Architects to design the development with sustainability, environmental, infrastructure and urban renewal at the forefront of their brief resulting in a well crafted design that answers the needs of modern apartment living.

The towers have been oriented to maximise the views by Plus, who say it’s all about the water.

“[It’s] beach side living with resort-style lifestyle”, Plus wrote in their submission to the Gold Coast City Council.

“The design is approached with simple vision inspired by the rolling waves and soft natural forms of the coastline,” the executive summary by Plus read.

“The towers are shaped to enhance the visual experience of its residents, forming undulating waves along the Northern and Southern facades generating a highly articulated form. The stagger of building form direct views from each apartment, providing a curated experience of the coastline and hinterlands.”

The towers will be set in landscaping by FORM Landscape Architecture, who have focused on the landscape vision to connect to the poolside, create a statement identity on arrival, instal vertical greenery on the tower, and engage ground landscape and street interface.

Drew Group

The proposed lobby entry of the second tower. Image credit: Plus Architecture 

Executive Summary

The design is approached with simple vision inspired by the rolling waves and soft natural forms of the coastline. The towers are shaped to enhance the visual experience of its residents, forming undulating waves along the Northern and Southern facades generating a highly articulated form.

The stagger of building form direct views from each apartment, providing a curated experience of the coastline and hinterlands. These elegant forms are reinforced by adopting a refined and timeless palette.

The proposed design provides a high level of lifestyle and amenity with generous recreational facilities on the podium including an expansive lagoon inspired pool and spa with integrated lounges and cabanas linking the two towers. Connected to this is a gymnasium, BBQ and dining areas. Additional recreation space punctuates the tower forms at the 15th level offering all residents access to work from home suites, shared lounges and terraces to further experience the expansive views.

This document is to be read in conjunction with the development application report prepared by UPS for the development of a 2 tower, 23 and 31 storey residential development at 11-23 Cronin Avenue, Main Beach. The locality contains a mixture of existing and future developments up to 36 storeys.

About the developer

Drew Group have been delivering apartments across SEQ for the last 15 years. Drew Group is a family owned property development and investment company that has been operating in Queensland since 1982. Jonathan Drew has been managing director of the company since 2005.

“Our focus on opportunities has been market driven, giving us a wide scope of experience across a range of project types including residential, retail, commercial and hotel developments,” Drew Group note.

“As a group we focus on attention to detail with all our projects and look for opportunities to exceed in design, location and results. Through a very “hands on” approach to all aspects of the development process we manage to successfully obtain optimal outcomes for our buyers and investors.”


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Stage Two at Riverina, Carrara, has sold out.
BUYERS looking for land within striking distance of the coast have snapped up all 66 lots released in Stage Two of the Riverina development in Carrara.
Stage One also flew off the shelves, meaning half of the blocks in the 181-lot masterplanned community have already been spoken for, despite the project only launching in June.
The speedy sales have paved the way for Stages Three and Four, which will feature the development’s most premium lake and riverfront blocks, which will be released shortly. Prices will range from $725,000 to $1.2 million.
The masterplanned community is set to feature 430m of river frontage with a 2.8ha lake.

It has been locals who have dominated sales so far, reserving the majority of the early-stage blocks, with some buyers also hailing from Brisbane.
In a show of confidence in the development, major housebuilders Metricon Homes and Brighton Homes have also reserved plots on which to build and supply house and land packages.

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The project is being built on the site of The Villa Private Golf Course and private retreat of billionaire Toshiaki Ogasawara, with his derelict mansion demolished as part of Stage Two works, with extensive earthworks marking the next stage of construction. This is expected to be completed in February 2022.
The masterplanned community is set to feature 430m of river frontage with a 2.8ha lake as its showpiece, resort-style amenities and open green spaces.
Stages Three and Four will be released soon.

It will be supplemented by a range of lifestyle amenities, such as 26-berth marina and a state-of-the-art private residents’ club overlooking the lake with a cinema, café, library and gymnasium, plus a 25m swimming pool and children’s playground.
Louka Vitale of ProjX Group, which is managing the sales of Riverina Gold Coast Estate, said it was an extraordinary effort to sell out of Stage Two so quickly. He attributes the sell-out to the quality of the estate and its location. “A shortage of house blocks on the Gold Coast has definitely sped up sales, but Riverina was always going to appeal because it offers buyers an opportunity to build a new home close to where they already live or to relocate to an exceptional location,” Mr Vitale said.
“Buyers of lots at Riverina have certainly seen the value of living in this safe residential community.”

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Interstate buyers have shown a major interest in H^BIT^T, one of Chevron Island’s newest boutique apartment developments.

“They’re wanting to relocate”, REMAX agent Russel Segal, who is handling sales of the 37-apartment building, told Urban.

“Interstate buyers are thinking short-term investment and long-term relocation”, Segal added, suggesting buyers are keen on living within the tight-knit village-like community of Chevron Island, but to be close to all the lifestyle amenities and the busy entertainment hub of Surfers Paradise.

Segal said the development has also been a hit with locals, who are keen on the continually developing Chevron Island.

Interstate buyers

HABITAT 17-19 Anembo Street, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217 

The building is the passion project of local construction and development veterans, who have spent the last five decades developing and building residential and commercial projects across South East Queensland.

“This is their own private project. The developers have focused on providing a habitat that will sustain and enrich the residents’ lifestyles. They were keen to share their sense of place and make a lasting contribution to the amazing Chevron Island”, Segal said.

The eight-level H^BIT^T at 17-19 Anembo Street, opposite the Korman Family Park, will have 37 two and three-bedroom apartments, with prices starting from $595,000 for the two-bedrooms, in which the $15,000 government first home owners grant can be applied, and $920,000 for the three-bedrooms.

Most apartments will have uninterrupted views of the Surfers Paradise skyline, the hinterland and Main River.

Completion is expected by the end of 2022 and buyers will be able to choose between urban and coastal colour palettes and high level finishes.


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There’s been a continued uptake in residential apartment projects, with some developers still seeing exceptional results in the early weeks of launching

Any fears of oversupply across the Gold Coast were well and truly quelled in September, with data form Urbis suggesting that, if the current sales demand continues and no new developments are released, there would only be around four months of apartments left.

There’s been a continued uptake in residential apartment projects, with some developers still seeing exceptional results in the early weeks of launching.

Urban has wrapped up all of the moves in the apartment market

Chevron One adds further level of luxury, with the new Sky Homes release featuring the Gold Coast’s biggest ever penthouse 

Chevron One

Chevron One 36-44 Stanhill Drive, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217 

Chevron One, set to reign as Chevron Island’s only luxury high-rise apartment tower, is about to achieve another level of luxury the Gold Coast hasn’t seen before.

The Melbourne-based Bensons Property Group has released its Sky Home collection, starting from levels 31 and rising to level 41, soaring nearly 100 metres in the air. Bensons hadn’t released the high-level apartments, but are now seeing high demand in ultra-luxury, large apartments in the sky.

When complete, Chevron One will be the tallest tower on the exclusive island, and the tallest there ever will be, with the Gold Coast City Council two years ago bringing in strict planning laws, limiting future apartment projects to 33 metres, or 12 storeys.

Victoria & Albert Broadbeach set to launch in October

Victoria & Albert Broadbeach

Victoria & Albert 12-18 Albert Avenue, Broadbeach QLD 4218 

The Victoria & Albert Broadbeach apartment project marketing campaign will commence in October through Colliers.

The $800 million mixed-use development will feature more the 330 apartments across two residential towers rising 30 and 40 levels. Construction is expected to begin mid next year and take two years to complete, the first of many Gold Coast projects envisaged by Iris Capital, Sydney developer, Sam Arnaout.

The East tower known as The Albert will comprise 114 two, three and four-bedroom apartments over 30 levels.

The west tower, known as The Victoria, will rise over 40 levels and deliver 219 apartments of one, two and three bedrooms.

Final five apartments released in Chevron Island’s Allure as locals dominate sales 


Allure Chevron Island Corner Burra Street & Dalpura Street, Chevron Island QLD 4217 

The final five apartments in the sought-after Allure development on Chevron Island have been released to the market, at a time where the supply of new apartments is nearing record lows.

Each of the apartments left in the Macquarie York-developed, BDA Architect-designed building at 26-28 Dalpura Street, have three bedrooms and a multi-purpose room.

Macquarie York founder Roy Skaf said that the timing of launching Allure, which has netted over $72 million in sales, coincided with a demand for high-quality residences in the heart of the Gold Coast.

Locals, Sydneysiders and Melburnians swoop on Esprit, S&S Projects Rainbow Bay apartments


Esprit 217-227 Boundary Street, Coolangatta QLD 4225

It took just a weekend soft launch for the luxury developer S&S Projects to secure over half of the sales in its latest Gold Coast apartment development, Esprit.

Esprit, at 217-227 Boundary Street, in the sought-after Rainbow Bay location in Coolangatta, sold over half of the 97 apartments on offer in the two interconnected Cottee Parker-designed buildings.

No surprise in the quick-fire sales by KM Sales and Marketing agent Jayde Pezet given the location, the fact Esprit is crowned by Club Esprit, the Gold Coast’s first ever residents-only rooftop wellness centre, and the size of the apartments.

Exclusive first look: Hirsch & Faigen lodge plans for Mermaid Beach apartment tower, Yves 

Following the launch of its boutique Kirra Beach apartment development The Emerson, the Melbourne-based developer Hirsch & Faigen are on to their next project.

They’ve lodged plans for their recently acquired 1,905 sqm Mermaid Beach site, 7-9 Mermaid Avenue at the northern end of Mermaid Beach, which was bought back in June.

H&F, led by the Melbourne lawyer Daniel Faigen and Richard Hirsch, has had ROTHELOWMAN design Yves, which will comprise three 25-level towers. They will home a total of 145 apartments.

Brisbane-based developer Siera lodges Chevron Island apartment development plans 

The Brisbane-based development and construction firm, Siera Property Group, are the latest in a wave of developers heading to the Gold Coast for the first time.

Seira, headed by the managing director and founder Brent Thompson, has laid plans on the sought-after Chevron Island for a 17-level project dubbed Tapestry, paying homage to the Island’s new Home of the Arts precinct.

The plans by the local BDA Architecture will see 83 apartments built on a 1,518 sqm site at 39-43 Darrambal Street, toward the southern end of the island.

Thompson, who sits on the board of UDIA QLD and chairs the Brisbane City Council Policy Committee, sees it as a shift in thinking for the company, who made their name in the Queensland capital developing luxury townhouses in Brisbane’s inner ring.

Sherpa branch out from Palm Beach, lodge plans for Perspective Broadwater in Biggera Waters

The Gold Coast developer Sherpa Property, who have been developing and finalising plans for a number of luxury apartment projects in Palm Beach, are broadening their horizons.

Sherpa, led by chief executive Christie Leet, are continuing the trend of their Perspective collection in Biggera Waters, lodged plans for a boutique apartment development overlooking The Broadwater at 536 Marine Parade.

The exclusive building will have just seven apartments, six full-floor, three-bedroom apartments and a two-storey penthouse overlooking Broadwater and the surrounding parklands.


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Comedian Jackson O’Doherty has purchased a wacky Gold Coast mansion.
Internet sensation Jackson O’Doherty has dropped $2.9m on the ultimate set for his zany viral videos – an outlandish Gold Coast estate known as the Octagon House.
Aussie comedian O’Doherty snapped up the sprawling property after returning from Los Angeles, where he grew a lucrative online career launched through satirical videos such as one showing a day out with his pet baby kangaroo.
That clip has been viewed more than 111 million times since it was filmed in Sydney in 2016, with O’Doherty since amassing a net worth of millions of dollars and a huge following across various social media channels.
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The $2.9m sum O’Doherty splashed on the wacky eight-sided abode was the highest paid for a home in the northern Gold Coast suburb of Hope Island this year.
Marketing agent Evan Molloy, of Hope Island Realty, said the luxury seven-bedroom, seven-bathroom home had undergone a $1m-plus makeover in 2020 before hitting the market in July.
The unique property is a local landmark.
Mr Molloy did not disclose the buyer’s identity, however it was confirmed through government land title reports.
The property on a 4232sq m corner block has ample indoor and outdoor recreation zones, including three al fresco areas and a tennis court.
Among a raft of major refurbishments, the vendors filled in the indoor swimming pool which had been an original feature at the centre of the 1980s-built home.
In its place, a vast formal lounge and dining area is flooded with natural light beneath a 7m high glass and exposed beam ceiling.
The house originally had an indoor swimming pool as its tropical centrepiece.
The indoor pool was replaced with a grand lounge and dining area.
There’s a 47m tiled swimming pool which wraps around an outdoor entertaining pavilion with a granite bar, while a footbridge leads to another pavilion with an outdoor kitchen and pizza oven as well as shower and powder room.
“It’s a landmark property. People know it, and they have been watching the renovation, so when it was completed it was almost like it was a tourist attraction,” Mr Molloy said.
“The interest in it has just been phenomenal. People would just walk through and their brains would explode.
“Not everyone liked it. Some people came in and said, ‘this is bonkers — I’m out’, but a lot of them really loved it,” he said.
It has multiple indoor and outdoor recreation zones including a lagoon pool
The estate is a suitably quirky backdrop for O’Doherty’s online pranks, which recently included a video showing food delivery drivers carrying out odd requests as they left the order. The location of that video was not disclosed.
The property last sold in April 2020 for $1.12m.
The sale price was the highest paid for a home in the suburb this year.

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9 Rudder Court, Mermaid Waters, has broken the suburb record, selling for $4.3m.
SOARING house prices have finally caught the attention of regulators and the federal government, which last week announced its support for a crackdown on high-debt loans.
Tightening lending conditions will keep in check borrowers who have become a little too comfortable with the flow of “cheap money”, a result of rock-bottom interest rates.
APRA, the financial services industry regulator, reports that 22 per cent of borrowers have mortgages with a loan to income ratio of six, which it finds concerning.
Should the RBA ever decide to raise the base rate, it would throw a lot of mortgagees into turmoil.
13 Deodar Drive, Burleigh Heads, made gains of $550,000 in just three months.
While any measures that stop individuals from amassing out of control debt should be applauded, I’m not convinced clamping down on high-value loans will achieve the drop in house price growth the federal government is hoping for.
Today’s housing boom has occurred off the back of a rare event, which created a number of unexpected outcomes.
Early predictions of a bust didn’t materialise. Instead homeowners nationwide have watched the value of their properties climb 20.3 per cent over the past 12 months, the fastest pace in price growth since 1989, according to Core Logic data released on Friday.
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In hotspots such as the Gold Coast, some suburbs are experiencing rises far in excess of that.
Sales of properties such as The Palms at 13 Deodar Dr in Burleigh Heads, which achieved a $550,000 uptick in price in as little as three months, and the Miami beachfront villa that commanded $1.3m above its reserve price at auction, illustrate just how crazy the situation is becoming.
A beachfront villa at 2/6 Marine Parade, Miami, sold under the hammer for $4.51m, $1.3m above its reserve.
I’ve lost count of the number of suburbs which have smashed their record prices this year, many more than once, including Mermaid Waters, where the record was broken last week for the sixth time with the sale of 9 Rudder Court for $4.3m. The price paid was almost $800,000 more than the previous record sale in June. In 12 months, the median house price in the suburb has rise by more than 33 per cent, from $970,000 to $1.29m.
However, addressing this unexpected runaway housing market with the same age-old macroprudential measures may not be the best way forward this time, at least not when it comes to cooling house prices.
A large proportion of the sales occurring on the Gold Coast, particularly those at the very high end, which are the ones that help to inflate suburb medians, are to cash buyers, or those not dependent on finance.
I can’t imagine Clive Palmer was grappling with his bank manager before dropping almost $30 million on three homes in Sovereign Islands last month.
The region is awash with people with plenty of cash, and in the absence of a decent savings rate and the presence of an unstable stock market, they are ploughing it into bricks and mortar.
Clive Palmer snapped up 35 Parklane Terrace, Sovereign Islands, for $4.5m the same month he paid $20 million for his neighbour’s home.
Southern buyers, desperate to escape lockdowns, are pouncing on property in the Sunshine State. We have what they want – good weather, a great lifestyle, room to move, and comparatively affordable housing – so they don’t think twice about spending millions on a house they have never set foot in.
No, the issue here isn’t out-of-control finance, it’s a lack of housing stock.
According to the latest report from SQM Research, total national property listings have been steadily falling over the past 12 months to sit at just more than 200,000 – a record low.
By way of comparison, between 2011 and 2019, a period that recorded two upturns and one down turn, national available listings ranged between 380,000 to 300,000 dwellings.

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Nearly three quarters of buyers were local owner-occupiers, with around 30 per cent coming from Sydney’s beaches and the intercity and fringe suburbs of Melbourne

It took just a weekend soft launch for the luxury developer S&S Projects to secure over half of the sales in its latest Gold Coast apartment development, Esprit.

Esprit, at 217-227 Boundary Street, in the sought-after Rainbow Bay location in Coolangatta, sold over half of the 97 apartments on offer in the two interconnected Cottee Parker-designed buildings.

No surprise in the quick-fire sales by KM Sales and Marketing agent Jayde Pezet given the location, the fact Esprit is crowned by Club Esprit, the Gold Coast’s first ever residents-only rooftop wellness centre, and the size of the apartments.

They range between 109 sqm and 128 sqm and start from $825,000.

The three-bedroom apartments, from 151 sqm to 215 sqm, start from $1,915,000 and top out at $3.7 million.

S&S Projects

Esprit 217-227 Boundary Street, Coolangatta QLD 4225 

Nearly three quarters of buyers were local owner-occupiers, with around 30 per cent coming from Sydney’s beaches and the intercity and fringe suburbs of Melbourne.

S&S Projects boss Paul Gedoun said the demand for luxury pulsating across the southern Gold Coast.

“Esprit is a new luxury residential high-water mark for Rainbow Bay on so many levels and that has been validated by the extraordinary number of sales secured over the weekend,” Gedoun said.

“It is more than a breathtaking place to call home and these astute buyers have recognised and been drawn by its superb location, exceptional level of amenity and superiority of design.”

Gedoun describes Esprit as a project “born from Rainbow Bay’s natural incitement of a restorative lifestyle rooted in enjoyment”.

The rooftop wellness club, Club Esprit, will span more than 1,100 sqm and will feature every wellness and recreational amenity, dubbed as offering an elite-athlete standard of physical and mental rejuvenation.

There is set to be a fully equipped gym, yoga lawn, private remedial treatment room, ice bath, infrared sauna, steam rooms, 25-metre lap pool and poolside cabanas.

The wellness amenity is balanced by an expansive recreational space, including a children’s lawn with play equipment, a private dining room, private terraces, BBQ areas and an outdoor cinema.

“Not only are residents securing an immaculately designed home but essentially also a lifetime membership to one of the most impressive and exclusive wellness clubs to exist on the coast,” said Jayde Pezet of KM Sales and Marketing.

Esprit is S&S Projects’ third venture in the beachfront residential enclave and surfing mecca, following the success of the sellout of the $74 million Flow Residences up the road, as well as the nearby Awaken Residences.


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Chevron One, the luxury apartment tower on Chevron Island, is one step closer, as the Melbourne-based developer Bensons have appointed the well regarded and experienced construction firm, ICON, to build the 41-level building.

Construction will begin October 11 on what will be the only high-rise on the island, with the build expected to take just over three years to complete. Bensons are aiming for completion before Christmas 2024.

ICON are one of Australia and New Zealand’s largest and most experienced construction providers. Currently that have over 75 buildings under construction, including the sell-out Signature Broadbeach tower nearby.

They’ve previously built the modern Auckland apartment, retail and hotel tower, The Pacifica, and recently signed off on the luxury Circular Quay, Sydney apartment development, The Harrington Collection.

On the appointment, Bensons Property Group Managing Director Rick Curtis said “For us, it’s about selecting a builder who is able to not only execute our commitment to the design, quality and timely delivery of Chevron One, but one that can do so in a way that reflects our company mission to deliver exceptional living, whilst making a positive contribution to local communities”.

Chevron One

Chevron One 36-44 Stanhill Drive, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217 

Luke Young, ICON Director of QLD, WA and NT, called Chevron One a landmark project for the Gold Coast.

“ICON are proud to be partnering with Bensons for the construction of the project of such significance. Bensons have an established reputation of developing high quality apartments, which is something that we pride ourselves on being able to offer,” Young said.

“We are excited to be underway.”

Chevron One is the vision of the Bensons chairman, philanthropist and art patron Elias Jreissati, who spends a considerable amount of time each year on the Gold Coast with his wife Colleen.

He wants to create an offering that epitomises understated luxury that Melbourne is accustomed to, combined with uninterrupted panoramic views over Surfers Paradise, all within an exclusive island location.

Bensons has just released their Daylight Sky Homes collection, occupying the upper levels of the tower, with the best, never-to-be-built-out views of Surfers Paradise. They start from $1.5 million, and range up to $15 million, the price tag for the huge 1,000 sqm sub penthouse.

They held back the apartments, but there has been such demand for luxury, larger apartments in the area.

Jreissati will be hanging on to the penthouse, the largest ever created on the Gold Coast spanning nearly 2,000 sqm.

Designed by global architecture practice Marchese Partners, Chevron One is built on the principle of a strong integration between indoor/outdoor living, with oversized balconies one of the key liveability factors.

There’s around 2,000 sqm of resident amenity, including two pools (one an outdoor lagoon style with a floating cinema and one indoor), an indoor/outdoor beach, a gym, a number of spas, a residents lounge with BBQ area and an outdoor sun-lounge on the podium level.


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