4 bed / 3 bath / 2 car
Nestled in a wonderful Hendra location, this contemporary home secures front-row racecourse views, setting a precedent for superior entertaining. Set within walking distance to the new Nudgee Road development, this property is all about lifestyle and location.
First impressions deliver a cutting-edge aesthetic, incorporating a sophisticated blend of soaring dimensions, elegant interiors and sweeping layouts balancing indoor and outdoor entertaining.
Showcasing timber flooring with luxurious fittings, the first floor features a spacious open-plan layout comprising a lounge and dining area and steps to a state-of-the-art kitchen. Fully equipped with sleek white cabinetry, ample storage, stainless steel appliances, including a gas cooktop, this space is highlighted by the stone waterfall benchtops finished with an integrated breakfast bar, bringing the family together during meal preparation.
As the centrepiece of the home, this open-plan space unfolds further to an expansive covered deck where the racecourse forms the backdrop to year-round entertaining. A truly enviable spot, complete with glass-framed pool below.
This first floor also accommodates three bedrooms, including the expansive master bedroom with walk-in robe and exquisite ensuite fitted with double shower and dual-basin vanity. The remaining two bedrooms on this floor include built-in robes and fans, all within easy reach to a main bathroom.
The ground level provides a fourth bedroom with potential for use as a home office or study and is close to a third bathroom and sizeable laundry. Delivering essential breakaway space for the entire family, this layout also includes a designated media room and an additional living or lounge area, ideal for use a rumpus room which opens further to a second covered terrace.
The premium additions with this property include ducted airconditioning, Crimsafe screens, a security system and two-car garage.
Perfectly positioned with unbeatable views of Eagle Farm Racecourse, the property boasts easy public transport access and is near Racecourse Road.
The homeowner made the sell my house decision and then contacted Rachel, who was more than happy to help. We booked an in-home consult to discuss home staging, decluttering and styling options using the family’s exiting furniture, as it would stay until the home had sold.
We moved through the six-step process and put together an Action Blueprint of what the owner was happy to do, what their friend was going to help them with, and the rest was left up to Team Swift.
In seven days, we were able to achieve:
Removed all the dead leaves and branches, trimmed all the potted plants, so they were easy to maintain, cleared walkways, mowed the lawn, removed dead plants in the front entry, cleaned up the pebbles, mulched the garden beds and laid turf to give the front of the home some much-needed street appeal.
The racetrack was getting a makeover, so homes backing onto it were getting covered in dust. This meant an external home wash was needed for the two-storey home. This included pressure washing the pool area, fences, walkways and driveway to ensure everything was super clean.
Our detailers came in and spent a day cleaning the home from top to toe including a wall wash to freshen up the paint. We always recommend a deep clean of the home, so when it is sold sellers just have to vacuum and mop the floors after the furniture is moved. An upfront investment in cleaning helps the presentation at open homes.
Some walls were patched and painted where new panels had been installed and in high traffic areas. Besides that, this home was well maintained and no repairs were highlighted in the building inspection, so low-maintenance home – check.
House staging is a key part of how to sell your home. The homeowner kept their furniture in the home so all it needed was all the personal effects gone, like photos, trophies etc, and replaced with some throw rugs, cushions, ornaments and artwork. We also set up the dining tables as there were so many options for entertaining in this home, we wanted to show the space off during property staging.
The family decided to move out for two months and live with relatives during open homes, meaning the property was always available for viewings and inspections. They chose to auction the home and it sold for $1.28 million.
By looking at the sales process from start to finish when selling a house, it makes sense to give buyers what they want – clean, tidy, low-maintenance, accessible homes, easy negotiations and a quick move out period so they can move in and enjoy.
That is why we always recommend moving out, cleaning the home and repairing everything before you have an open home. It makes the sale process faster and easier and there is less to do once the sale is completed.
*Photos supplied by Patrick McKinnion – Place Ascot