11 July 2017

Toomulla – Top Price Property Winner Of The Week – 31 Saltwater Drive – $1,400,000

Image: View of Coral Sea through the kitchen of 31 Saltwater Drive Toomulla Photo thanks: Explore Property
This Week’s Winner - 31 Saltwater Drive Toomulla

This week’s residential property Top Price Winner of the Week features gorgeous panoramic views of the Coral Sea, the Townsville northern beaches coastline and the Palm Islands.

The features and benefits of this property have been explained by the Sales Consultant, Alison Gough from Explore Property in great detail and justifiable excitement. The photographs and storytelling are eloquent and robust to the extent that a further explanation by TREN would be unnecessary.

The only aspect of the story that we could add is the boating access to the Coral Sea at the end of Saltwater Drive. It’s not suitable for a large cruiser, but a small to medium size beach craft, jet skies, dingy or tinny and kayaks could be launched right from the beach near this property.

Ms. Gough describes the property this way.

The property

Image: Beach front view of 31 Saltwater Drive Toomulla
Photo thanks: Explore Property
“What lays behind the spectacular facade of this absolute beachfront home is the undeniably stunning, the north easterly panorama of the Coral Sea and her surrounding islands, be completely immersed in the elevated, 200 degree outlook from every level. The superb ocean backdrop to this property must be seen to be appreciated. Listed in the Top 25 Homes in North Queensland, this ultra-modern estate showcases sheer luxury and size. The peaceful and private surrounds are only interrupted by the sound of waves garnishing the sand.

Architecturally designed and engineered, this custom built 619sqm home embraces the natural gradient of the ocean side cliff face. Spanning three levels, the property has multiple living spaces cleverly incorporated to enjoy the idyllic environment.

Capturing the vast island and sea views from all spaces, while maintaining privacy and seclusion from the street and neighbouring properties. Perfectly positioned in a quiet coastal area renowned for it's fishing and boat access to the Great Barrier Reef, this property boasts direct access to a secluded beach below.

The upper level of this home is devoted to your personal space, comprising three king size bedrooms, all with walk in wardrobes, built in cabinetry and balcony access. The master suite is private and includes a luxury dual ensuite. Similarly, the ground floor caters very well for guests, including a full size bathroom and kitchenette for their convenience. Adjoining the guest spaces, you will find the large theatre room, outdoor games area and access to the swimming pool and spa.

On the the middle level, the kitchen is the heart of this home with two-pac cabinetry and loads of storage throughout, complimented with deep granite counter tops. Fitted out with quality Meile appliances including oven, steam, coffee, microwave, dishwasher and cook-top. Furthermore, Zip water system, walk-in pantry, breakfast bench, Grohe tap wear, insinkerator and more. A purely pleasurable working space for any chef. Bi-fold windows open to service the stainless outdoor kitchen and BBQ area. Also found on this level is the lounge, home office, bar and powder room. A generous entertaining deck, complimented with gorgeous outdoor furniture and that sensational view.

Key Lifestyle Features:

Image: Living room views of the Coral Sea at 31 Saltwater Drive Toomulla
Photo thanks: Explore Property
- Under 30 minutes to the Townsville Hospital and JCU
- Four bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms
- Two, double lock-up garages with commercial grade tiles
- Separate Home office
- Spectacular bridge access from the garages to the home
- Guest accommodation
- Theatre room and Games area
- Saltwater Pool with Spa and Waterfall feature
- Four person Spa in main bathroom
- Abundant storage options
- Completely air-conditioned with split systems
- Polished spotted gum timber floors, fully tiled wet areas
- Crim-safe to windows

Contemporary Advantages:

- Wet bar and fridge
- Theatre room located between ocean and pool views
- Intercom system throughout and CCTV security at the entrance
- Laundry with Maytag washer and dryer
- Internal storage room with extensive shelving
- Bi-fold doors on all levels
- Commercial grade, energy efficient green glass doors and windows
- C-Bus lighting with Master control
- Surround sounds speaker system to house, pool and decks
- Extensive lighting throughout the home and bridge access, large spotlights to the beach
- Commercial grade ducted vacuum system
- Kubota Generator on stand-by to run the entire house
- Urbanstone Limestone decorative pavers from curbside to garages, pool surrounds, foyer and courtyards
- Full furniture and electrical package is negotiable
Image: Veranda with views to the Coral Sea at 31 Saltwater Drive Toomulla
Photo thanks: Explore Property
The perfect family residence, ultimate holiday home or winter escape, living and entertaining here is a dream come true. This is a rare opportunity to secure an extremely special and unique property. If you work from home, this would be the perfect environment to enjoy a relaxing work / life balance, within a high-end lifestyle.

Set on a 730sqm of absolute ocean frontage, the outstanding features of this property are enviable. 47kms to the CBD, a comfortable 33 minute drive to Townsville Hospital and the James Cook University, while just 20 minutes to major Shopping precincts. Toomulla Beach is a quiet coastal village, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

A popular destination for fishing, boating, bush and beach walks, or camping at nearby Clementine National Park. The ultimate Holiday Home or Family Residence awaits you. This is the Life, start living it, not just existing...” Ms. Gough said.

Investment profile

Toomulla is a rural residential area in the northern beaches of Townsville. The population in the 2016 census was 183 people and fifty-eight families. 59% of the population are men and the median age is 55 years old. The area has 63.4% of the population that are elderly singles or couples, or they are older couples with children. 53% have no children.

Image: Indoor Swimming pool at 31 Saltwater Drive Toomulla
Photo thanks: Explore Property
The suburb has very little sales and rental activity with just seven properties sold in 18 months which is an inadequate sample to derive a reliable median price. The median rent is $250 per week as of August 2016 and $185 per week in 2011.

The sale of this property at $1,400,000 is unique and could not be considered as a comparable property in a price assessment perspective.

Therefore, TREN is not able to provide our usual investment analysis of this property and suburb.
The $1,400,000 price has set a benchmark for this suburb and could have a positive impact on properties that have similar qualities and location aspects to the views and waterfront.
Essentially, Toomulla is a fishing village 47 kilometres from Townsville.

40 percent of properties are owned outright, 33% have mortgages and 22% of the population are renting.

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