Property
Karaoke stages, waterfalls and Turkish bathhouses – five baller Queensland pads that you can call yours
Design

Karaoke stages, waterfalls and Turkish bathhouses – five baller Queensland pads that you can call yours

We’ve all fantasised of living in a huge mansion with enough rooms to get lost in. In reality, however, our budgets are a little (lot) more modest – though it doesn’t hurt to dream. With a little help from a certain search engine, we can have a sneak peek at extravagant addresses that just scream luxury. We're not talking your standard six-bedroom, five-bathroom mansions here – we're talking straight-up 80s-drug-dealer yes-I-have-my-own-helicopter ridiculousness – and there are SEVERAL (well, at least five) of these mansions currently on the market in Queensland. So if you've got a spare $8 (or $45) million lying around, time to get out the cheque book and live your Tony Montana dreams. If not, it might be time to arrange that sugar daddy. more

Property
Luxe $70-million Rainbow Bay project Flow Residences hits the market
Design

Luxe $70-million Rainbow Bay project Flow Residences hits the market

Whether you've got a cool $1.175-million to spare or you're just here for the design inspo, Coolangatta's newly launched Flow Residences will surely catch your discerning eye. The dreamy 22-apartment residents-only project, featuring sweeping views over Rainbow Bay and the iconic Snapper Rocks surf break, has just hit the market. Take a peek inside ... more

Property
Southport on the rise – first stage of $2.3-billion Imperial Square project launched to the market
Design

Southport on the rise – first stage of $2.3-billion Imperial Square project launched to the market

The first stage of what will eventually become a $2.3-billion residential, retail and commercial precinct in the heart of Southport has been officially launched to the market. Imperial Square, located in the suburb's CBD, will be rolled out in four stages over the coming years. Upon completion, it will incorporate around 1,600 dwellings and more than 40,000-sqm of commercial and retail space – and it's also set to be home to Australia's tallest residential tower. more

Property
Post-pandemic positivity – Gold Coast hinterland set to flourish thanks to major Hazelwood Estate eco-tourism redevelopment
Design

Post-pandemic positivity – Gold Coast hinterland set to flourish thanks to major Hazelwood Estate eco-tourism redevelopment

The Gold Coast hinterland is set to receive a post-pandemic boost with a major eco-tourism project to come to life in the rolling hills of Beechmont in 2021. Established polo venue and wagyu-cattle farm Hazelwood Estate, which covers 75 acres of Scenic Rim hinterland, will undergo a multi-million-dollar expansion to incorporate a new accomodation offering, a luxury day spa and a paddock-to-plate dining establishment. more


The Locals Next week:

Property
The former Athletes Village is set to transform into a buzzing build-to-rent residential community
Design

The former Athletes Village is set to transform into a buzzing build-to-rent residential community

In the wake of huge event, it’s easy to forget about all of the purpose-built infrastructure that was created and what will become of it. The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games saw a prime piece of real estate in Southport transformed into the Athletes Village, but what is happening to the space now? Something pretty darn exciting, it turns out – in an Australian first, the site will become home to a revolutionary long-term-rental residential community called Smith Collective. more

Property
Waterfront vertical village Marina Concourse comes to life in Benowa
Design

Waterfront vertical village Marina Concourse comes to life in Benowa

If you're a frequent traveller along Benowa's Ross Street, chances are you've noticed some pretty eye-catching architecture come to life over the past few months. The final touches are now being put on the anticipated Marina Concourse project – a waterfront vertical village that forms part of Sunland Group's new mixed-use community. We took a look at the striking new development ahead of its unveiling this spring. more

Property
Southern charm – Magnoli Apartments introduces a new wave of luxury to Palm Beach
Design

Southern charm – Magnoli Apartments introduces a new wave of luxury to Palm Beach

We all know that Palm Beach's most enviable attributes are its laid-back feel and village vibe – and what makes the suburb even more desirable is its ability to retain its charm when waves of change and natural progression sweep through. A newly launched boutique development by Sunland Group is poised to steer Palm Beach into an exciting new era – and it involves (a lot) more than just adding an apartment tower to the skyline. more