Top view, better value
Where: 62 Buderim Ave, Alexandra Headland
Features: North-facing golden triangle home with expansive coastal views, pool, study, courtyard
Agent: Mark McGill and Michael Walpole at Amber Werchon Property
Contact: 0412 767 985, 0449 705 002
Inspection: Saturday 10-10.30am and 1-1.30pm
WOULD you like a house with that view?
While real estate agents sometimes advertise a home as boasting an excellent view, there's one little gem on the market that's as much about the view as it is about the house.
A $1.25 million view, to be precise.
Sure, the three-bedroom home in Alexandra Headland's prestigious Golden Triangle is nice enough but owners Andrew Murray and Jane Chalmers know it's the view that's going to sell for them.
The couple have lived in the home for 24 years and added a third storey in 2001, with a lounge and sundeck to take advantage of the northerly aspect.
Jane admits they will miss it when they hand the keys to the new owners.
"We usually have coffee up there in the morning and a quiet drink at the end of the day," she said.
"It's quite spectacular with a huge view over to the mountains, from Mt Ninderry across to the sea and up to Noosa Heads.
"You can see Old Woman Island and Noosa Heads and along the beach to Pincushion.
"People are pretty amazed when they see it."
The couple plan to move to the nearby Sapphire complex which will give them an entirely different view to the south.
Jan hopes the new owners enjoy the view as much as she has over the years.
"It's so nice looking at the water.
"In summer you get shade over the balcony and in the winter you get the sun.
"It's pretty perfect, actually."
Marketing agent Mark McGill said it was rare to have such a property come on the market and he didn't expect it to last long.
"As it is, houses in Alex are rare at the best of times. It's such a tightly-held area.
"You don't get many properties like this.
"The owners have been there 24 years and that's consistent with most of the properties in Alex."
And it was interesting to watch the reaction of potential buyers when they first stepped onto the deck and took in the view.
"There are usually a lot of oohs and aahs and wows," Mr McGill said.
"A lot of them just stand there in silence, contemplating. You just can't stop staring at the ocean.
"You're on top of the world there."
Mr McGill described the home as "comfortable ... neither glossy modern nor antique".
On top of the three bedrooms it boasts various living areas, decks, a swimming pool, a two-car garage, an office and spacious dining room.
Did we mention that the view isn't bad either?