Real estate gems: Most extravagant houses for sale on Coast
HIDDEN in some of the more rural parts of the Fraser Coast are the region's most extravagant homes for sale, some of which have been empty for months.
One of the most expensive houses for sale on the Fraser Coast is Salisbury Manor; a six bedroom, four bathroom 90-year-old Queenslander on 232 acres, worth more than $2.3 million.
Steven Allen from Toogoom Beach Realty has been the manor's agent for about a year now, and said if people wanted to buy up big on the Fraser Coast, they needed to explore the outer parts of the region.
"You'll find houses and properties worth a million or more will only really be in the Dundowran, Craignish areas with large amounts of land," Mr Allen said.
"Somewhere rural with a very high property value."
He said most of the buyers on the Fraser Coast came from a 400km radius, with a big interest in the region's lifestyle.
"I've noticed a lot more retirees are moving here compared to the early 2000s, when it was more families," he said.
Mr Allen said houses within the top price range would only sell once or twice a year on the Fraser Coast.
"There are less buyers here," he said.
"But it's about finding the perfect buyer for the perfect home."
Check out some of the most lavish homes on the market around the region now:
1208 Burrum Heads Rd Burrum River
* 6 bedrooms upstairs with french doors leading onto a verandah and 3 bathrooms, main bedroom with ensuite, dressing room and nursery
* Parlour, library, drawing and formal dining rooms all upstairs
* Multiple storage rooms
* Ducted air conditioning throughout
* Huge timber kitchen with butlers pantry leading onto a screened verandah, lovely views to the east and south, great elevation over surrounding area
* 2 further bedrooms downstairs with bathroom, second kitchen, multiple living areas, cyclone proof safe room and a sparkling outdoor in-ground pool.
10 Edgewater Court, Craignish
* Entry foyer featuring a magnificent staircase which is the centrepiece of the home constructed of Jarrah timber & high grade stainless steel
*Second level includes spacious living zones consisting of the dining zone and lounge room that boasts a built in entertainment unit with an automated pop up Television, stunning views of the sparkling infinity pool & spa and of the ocean beyond
*Separate entertainment room has a built in bar with a full sized bar fridge
*Gourmet chef's kitchen with granite bench tops, stainless steel European appliances including a built in expresso machine, island bench & spacious walk in pantry.
* Third level is home to the master suite, 2 additional bedrooms + study, main bathroom with large spa bath
34 Newfarm Place, Takura
*Property features two dwellings with the main residence featuring a brick veneer low set 4 bedroom home with a colour-bond roof
*Three living areas - Formal living/dining room, Casual/family room
*The master with a WIR and en-suite, all other bedrooms have BIR's, and The 4th bedroom is currently used as a study or office
*A large timber kitchen with up-to-date appliances, plenty of room for a double door fridge
*Outside is 2 outside living/entertaining areas with pull down shade blinds and stencilled concrete floors
* Ducted air conditioning, ceiling fans to all rooms, solar hot water and solar power
*Standalone guest accommodation with a separate building that includes a large living room, bathroom and what could be two separate bedrooms
Villa Sayan - Torquay
*Three separate Balinese-style living pavilions surrounded by lush tropical gardens, water features, deck, open fireplace and an amazing pool
*Each of the 3 beautifully appointed guest double bedrooms boast accessible ensuite bathrooms, walk-in wardrobes, individually controlled reverse cycle air-conditioning, and external access
*Huge master suite is located in its own separate 70 square metre pavilion which includes a very large walk-in wardrobe, shower, bath and king size 4 poster bed of massive proportions
*State-of-the-art stainless steel kitchen with granite bench tops is the every chef's dream kitchen
Seafront house - Point Vernon
*Large entertainers style kitchen with Miele appliances, Coffee Machine, Oven, Microwave, Steamer Oven, Dishwasher
*Extensive use of Granite & 2 Pac finishes to joinery
*8 seat home cinema room
*Fully ducted reverse cycle air conditioning system
*7 KW Solar System
*Security system including front and rear cameras
*High Ceilings and curved New Guniea Rosewood stair case with stainless steel railings
*Large double garage (8.5m x 7.5m) also additional parking spaces for boat or caravan