News

Architect-designed homes for $205k

Stockland has unveiled some of Queensland’s most affordable new homes at Bells Reach in Caloundra.
Stockland has unveiled some of Queensland’s most affordable new homes at Bells Reach in Caloundra. Contributed

THE price of new homes in a new development on the Coast has fallen below $205,000.

In an extraordinary affordability breakthrough, terrace-style homes in a walkable village setting in the new stage of Stockland's Bells Reach start at $204,940.

The homes come with freehold titles, meaning owners will be spared the extra costs associated with a body corporate.

They have been designed by award-winning Queensland architect John Mainwaring to suit a wide range of homebuyer budgets and lifestyles.

Stockland's Ben Simpson said the Bower series of homes made new-home ownership more affordable.

"These stylish and flexible homes are around $70,000 less than any other freehold new homes on the Coast," he said.

"They are also less than half the median price of established homes and buyers will be eligible for the $10,000 Queensland Building Boost if they purchase before the end of April."

Bells Reach is a gateway to the proposed Caloundra South masterplanned community, close to the Caloundra CBD. Homes in the Bower series will be near a neighbourhood centre and large village park.

Mr Mainwaring has designed a string of well-known projects, including Sunshine Coast University library, the redevelopment of Hastings St, the Viridian resort at Noosa, and Brisbane's Queen St mall refurbishment.

Mr Mainwaring said he was passionate about designing innovative and energy-efficient homes.

"The Bower series offers great flexibility that maximises indoor and outdoor spaces to create a low-maintenance and versatile home in a sub-tropical setting," he said.

"A simple move to run services under the street rather than the footpath allows deep planting, meaning bigger trees and more shade."

Topics:  real estate




Join the Community.

Get your local news, your way.

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Reticulated gas supply to Warwick not feasible

Decision made after investigation

Happy students are attentive learners

SUPPORTIVE: School of Total Education principal Shane Power.

SOTE Principal Shane Power wants to encourage attentive learning

Coalition says it will pay up for floods - eventually

Warwick 2013 flooding. Photo Gerard Walsh / Warwick Daily News

Coalition speaks out about disaster funds.

Latest deals and offers


She’ll be apples in Stanthorpe as festival kicks off

Jonathan Apple, festival president John Thouard, former Young Ambassadors Miriam Spina and Taylah Wantling and Isabella Grape welcomed the start of the 2016 Festival.

It’s a great start for the 10 days of festival ahead'

Kindon community’s big, brass fundraiser for tiny school

Members of the Jazz on the Hill Committee Daryl Martin, Nic Macqueen, Ben and Alex Montgomery, Tony Killen, Bryan Lahey and Cecily Schwerin

Jazz on the Hill raises money for one-teacher, six-student school

How to peel a potato fast

There is a fast way to peel potatoes.

You've been doing it wrong all this time.

Johnny Depp thinks Barnaby Joyce is inbred with a tomato.

Johnny Depp on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Johnny Depp explains his apology video on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

IBAC Evidence Police Bashing 5

Officers drag the woman back to her cell

In this video the woman drinks water from the toilet.

Sale nears on last large block of land in Coolum

The 43.37ha property on South Coolum Rd has sold.

South Coolum Rd property to be land banked

Caloundra’s former Centrepoint Buffet site up for sale

FOR SALE: The home of the old Centrepoint Buffet

Restaurant fined for unhygienic practices closed months ago