You know what they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. But what about a picturesque view? Well, a gorgeous outlook worthy of your gaze can add tens of thousands, or quite possibly hundreds of thousands, to the value of your property. That’s a lot of moola for something you just… look at.
In fact, some property experts say that the right water view (for example, the one with the coat-hanger shaped device crossing it) can increase the value of a residential property by as much as 80%. That’s Eighty-percent. Let that sink in.
It doesn’t matter whether your view is of the park across the road, the city lights, sparkling water, or a verdant country scene, it will almost certainly add real dollar value to your home.
The million-dollar views from our latest Prize Home – which is just 15 minutes from Coolum Beach – are no exception. Stand out on the elevated alfresco and your eyes are drawn to the sparkling water of the Maroochy River, weaving its way through impossibly green pastures and pockets of natural bushland in the valley below.
Beyond this picture-perfect scene, the views stretch on for miles – literally as far as the eye can see – toward the Sunshine Coast Hinterland to the west wrapping right around to the ocean to the east.
Seriously though, what price could you possibly put on a view like that?
The answer: $1.2 million to be precise.
The first prize in Endeavour Foundation’s Prize Home lottery, including this fully-furnished Maroochy River masterpiece and $10,00 in cashable gold bullion, is valued at $1,244,457.
However, all it will cost is just $10 for one lucky person to call this incredible place, home sweet home.
That’s the price of a ticket in Prize Home lottery #422 – a small investment for your chance to own a very special piece of real estate.
With 386m2 under roof, the home boasts a spectacular open plan living area, media room and four bedrooms including a gloriously indulgent master bedroom suite with killer views). Oh, and did we mention the pool?
So, what would you do if you won this incredible property?
Sell it? If this location is not where your dream is, Endeavour Foundation Lotteries puts you in contact with top agents on the coast to help make the process of selling nice and easy. Leaving you to concentrate on finding your dream home or taking that dream holiday or even better – retiring sooner than you thought!
Perhaps parting with this gorgeous home would be too difficult once you’re handed the keys?
You could keep it as an investment (which is not too shabby an idea when you’re looking at a possible rental return of $2,500 a month our around $30,000 annually).
Or, of course, you could also say, “to heck someone else is going to get to live in it” and move in STAT.
If you decide on the latter, your friends and family will be sure to be supportive. Especially if you keep the guest room made up with a fresh set of sheets for when they visit. In a place like this, just minutes from the Coolum surf and all the Sunshine Coast has to offer, who wouldn’t want to stay a little longer?
Inspired by the clean, ultra-cool lines of modernist architecture, this brand new, architecturally-designed home almost floats on its hillside site.
Creating this feeling of weightless-ness was a big focus of the modernist design movement and saw many architects pushing the limits of what’s possible with bold, boxy builds like our Prize Home supported by minimal posts or even cantilevered into the air.
As you approach the front entry, the full height stone feature wall is a cool and very welcome blast from the past adding a texture to the otherwise clean lines.
Ultimately though, the home’s design is all about capturing the 180-degree views.
In true modernist fashion, vast amounts of glass ensure that the view, and nature, are an intrinsic part of everyday life, indoors and out.
Full-height, floor-to-ceiling windows make the most of the amazing view from every possible vantage point.
From the truly epic picture window at the foot of the bed in the master bedroom to the stacking sliding doors that open the main living area to the alfresco, it’s all about maximising the outlook with minimum distraction.
The modernist aesthetic flows into kitchen with timber laminate cabinets and crisp white ‘click close’ overhead cupboards for a minimalist look. The waterfall-edge Caesarstone benchtop with undermount sink is suitably minimal while also adding some contemporary style.
Floating timber and white vanities in the main bathroom, and also the ensuite, continue the minimal theme.
One more interior design feature that deserves a mention is the clever use of wallpaper. In the decadent master bedroom, the feature wall behind the bedhead has been clad in timber-look wallpaper in the perfect shade of teak. Very vintage but also very now.
In true ‘I Dream of Jeanie’ style, the home has also been magically filled with mid-century inspired furniture, hand selected by Interior Designer, Carole Hastie of Interior Motives.
Each piece has been chosen to complement our Prize Home’s contemporary modernist style.
But while the furnishings have a definite mid-century flavour, thankfully, they possess the thoroughly contemporary feature of comfort.
The beautiful timber dining setting in the alfresco area is a perfect example.
The smooth clean lines of the Hans Wegner inspired chairs add effortless style to the outdoor space.
Other pieces in the home also show off their mid-century assets.
From modernist curves atop tapered angled legs to boxy lines on sharp angular frames ¬– it all harks back to a time where form and function were intrinsically linked.
Finishes like smooth natural timber or cool steel celebrate the beauty and durability of natural materials and fit effortlessly into the home’s neutral palette.
A stunning artwork by QArt artist Jordan Dymke positioned in the heart of the home above the kitchen bench, has been chosen to complement the home’s effortless style.
The work, entitled ‘Something on the Horizon’ is also a vision of what’s possible for people with an intellectual disability.
Jordan works out of Endeavour Foundation’s QArt Studio & Gallery based in Melbourne’s historic suburb of Kew.
QArt provides employment for 20 professional artists with intellectual disability.
Opened in 2010, the QArt Studio enables the artists to develop their skills, express their thoughts and feelings and connect with the community, all while getting paid for doing something that they love.
Jordan, a popular artist in the buzzing QArt studio works predominatly with ink and watercolour, creating contemporary scenes like the one featured in our Maroochy River Prize Home and also his signature animal paintings.
Jordan’s painting ‘Giraffe’ was selected to appear in an Endeavour Foundation advertising campaign displayed across the Queensland Rail network.
IMAGE: ‘Something on the Horizon artwork’ CAPTION:
While our photographer has done a bang-up job of capturing the beauty and vibe of this incredible home and location, you just can’t beat soaking it up in person.
Come and explore our stunning Maroochy River Prize Home, at 56 Ocean Vista Drive, Maroochy River. Just a 90-minute drive from Brisbane and only 15 minutes from Coolum Beach, you can make a day of it and hit the surf or explore the surrounding area.
The home is open daily between 10am and 5pm AEST right up until the lottery closes on Wednesday July 17.
Can’t make it to explore this beautiful Prize Home in person? No worries. We have brought the Maroochy River to you. Take the virtual tour of our Maroochy River Prize Home now.
When you purchase lottery tickets from Endeavour Foundation, you help to provide opportunities for people with an intellectual disability to learn life skills, live independently, have a job they love, and be actively involved in their local communities. Find out more about how Endeavour Foundation is helping people with disability to imagine what’s possible.