Coastal Luxe Style Guide

The Basics

Elegant, inviting and relaxing, coastal interiors on the Sunshine Coast are timeless, but now, Australian homes are evolving to a modern style of coastal luxe. Traditionally, coastal style homes feature a range of iconic design elements such as white timber panelling, polished hardwood floors, high coffered ceilings and soft, neutral colour palettes in shades of soft whites, muted greys and inky blues.

Coastal luxe styled homes cleverly blend a mix of coastal, tropical, white, timber and patterned elements with modern materials to give our homes a relaxed yet luxurious look and feel whilst maintaining a family-friendly atmosphere.

Together, these contrasting materials strike the perfect balance between sophisticated elegance and coastal luxe to achieve the timeless look that coastal style homes have become known for in Australia. Synonymous with relaxed living and beach culture, coastal homes tie in exceedingly well with the Australian way of life and are generally quite accommodating of an indoor-outdoor lifestyle. Coastal style properties continue to be in high demand across the country.

Coastal luxe is the perfect balance of white, timber and modern finishes.

 

The home decorating style that is coastal luxe has become increasingly favoured on the Sunshine Coast, and the trend doesn’t appear to be fading in popularity any time soon.

Creating a coastal inspired home doesn’t have to be complicated.  In fact, with some simple styling tips & tricks and some easy and affordable upgrades, you too could transform your home into an idyllic escape — reminiscent of a luxury seaside home.

Here in Noosa, the coastal luxe look has become a mainstay of interior design and property styling, with many properties undertaking head-to-toe refurbishments in favour of achieving the look. As one of the most desirable seaside locations in the world and a suburb made famous for being one of Australia’s most picturesque holiday destinations, it’s little wonder that Noosa residents are so taken with the trend or why homeowners are so intent on creating a coastal luxe retreat of their own.

Designed & styled by Simone Barter Design Studio

Photographed by Rikki Lancaster

 

5 Cool Co-working Spaces For Creatives And Freelancers

Urban List | 10 April 2019

5 Cool Co-working Spaces For Creatives And Freelancers

As comfy as it is to work from your couch with Spotify blaring and UBER Eats on speed dial, eventually there’ll come a time when a craving sets in for an upgrade of this type of work-life situation, and that’s where co-working spaces step in.

Steering away from the traditional “one size fits all” work place, co-working spaces provide well-designed, dynamic communities for freelancers and entrepreneurs to go about their business in the most stimulating environments possible.

If you’re ready to make the switch, check out the five coolest co-working spaces on the Sunshine Coast right now.

Inbox Workspace

Maroochydore

There’ll be no home office remorse once you slot into a space at Maroochydore co-working hub, Inbox Workspace with its hip and forward-thinking design. The Inbox team have thought of everything, from putting greens, treadmill desks, massage chairs and even an electric car for member’s use. It’s out of control and with round-the-clock access for your daily tasks, presentations, board meetings and events, this is one office you’ll gladly chain yourself to; you may even volunteer to work late now and then. If you’re looking for somewhere to get serious about business, jot this one down as one of the best co-working spaces on the Sunshine Coast.

Spark Bureau

Maroochydore

Quit your home-office procrastination by booking a slice of Spark Bureau where there’s a huge focus on three things; community, connection and collaboration. Located smack-bang within Maroochydore’s Ocean Street Precinct, Spark Bureau is a not-for-profit organisation offering affordable solutions for your work situation. Whether you’re a solopreneur or part of an up-and-coming team, you’ll thrive on the perks of an architecturally-designed workspace, board and conference rooms and multimedia studio, including DIY video and podcasting equipment for all your webinar and podcasting needs. Somebody dial triple zero because this is the place where Sunshine Coast start-ups are born.

Junction 2

Noosa Heads

These days everybody’s hustling, but when productivity starts to drop at home, check into Junction 2 in Noosa Heads to take advantage of one of the best purpose-built co-work spaces on the Sunshine Coast. Your spot comes with all the work perks, including high-speed broadband, printing facilities, meeting rooms and kitchen access. There’s a desk to suit every freelancer and small business owner, from single day hot-desking to long-term 24-hour access, and with some of the best cafes in Noosa on your doorstep, the daily grind won’t be so bad.

The Boarding Office

Mooloolaba

We’re sensing a trend in that Sunshine Coast entrepreneurs love surfing, so it makes sense for them to work an entrepreneurial role with the flexibility to duck out for a midday surf. And, for the days when it isn’t possible to hit the beach, The Boarding Office in Mooloolaba takes care of business with their surf-inspired co-working spaces, providing flexible rental agreements minus the long-term commitment. You’ll glide through your to-do list surrounded by a collection of vintage surfboards in an environment built for innovation, productivity and coastal connection.

Reed & Co.

Noosa Heads

A real estate office slash co-work space, Reed & Co. offers work-from-homers a permanent desk within their architecturally-designed office, along with the use of a boardroom and meeting room, if needed. Favouring longer agreements, this is one of the best co-workspaces in Noosa if you’re not shy of commitment. Featuring Wi-Fi, 24-hour access, phone call re-directing and the option to outsource your boring admin duties at an additional cost, if you’re interested in finding out more about their options, flick them an email via their site.

Looking for some career inspo? Find everything from interviews, tips and tricks, here.

 

 

 

2018 Year In Review

Noosa property market in 2018 was a year of headlines, record results and ultimately a year that confirmed that Noosa is one of the country’s hottest property markets.  The fitting finale to 2018 was one of the most successful trading periods for local businesses in over a decade with visitor numbers some of the highest ever experienced.  For real estate the market conditions are tight, lower turnover, higher prices and limited supply is the new world order and demand remained consistently high throughout the year and has continued strongly into 2019.   

On a macro level when combining Noosa’s prestige markets (Noosaville, Noosa Heads, Sunshine and Sunrise Beach), the number of transactions was slightly down vs YA from 501 sales in 2017 to 445 in 2018 however the average sale price was up significantly +16% vs the previous year and is now an  eyewatering $1.429m.

The luxury property market has been the darling of the Nations property markets with now 6 sales over $10million in a little over a year peaking with the sales of one of Sunshine Beaches most extraordinary properties, 23 Webb Road selling for $18M.

– 23 Webb Road              $18m

– 46 Seaview Terrace       $15.2m

– 2A Belmore Terrace       $14m

– 5 Allambi Rise                $11.2m

– 312 Teewah Beach       $10.75m

– 29-31 Wyuna Drive        $10.3m

The strong demand for prestige property has continued despite the tightening lending conditions brought on by the banking Royal Commission. We are continuing to experience positive migration from southern markets with people seeking tree or sea changes. Buyers from southern markets are taking the opportunity to realise the significant capitalisation over the last 4 years from their principle market buying into the Noosa market that has experienced much more moderate sustainable growth over that same period. There has been a significant shift in the market dynamics away from growth speculation and holiday home buying to be a much more sustainable property market based on everyday occupation and lifestyle change. 

Scarcity and a lack of supply is the new norm for buyers and sellers and we are not expecting any change to that in 2019, there is no relief valve, Noosa’s population is capped because there are no significant development sites left and it is completely surrounded by National Parks.

2019 Outlook

We are off to a very strong start with contracts on $11.3m of property so far and there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight. The team have a significant number of unmet buyer briefs for property ranging from $700k to $15m. 

The handing down of the Royal Commission into the Banking and Finance sector seems to have little to no effect on the buyer behaviour in the prestige end of the market however, in the family home $800k $1.5m range has shown to be a bit sluggish due to the tougher lending environment.  Strong results are still on offer, but we expect that days on market could extend a little as the year rolls on.  At a high level, although lending restrictions and uncertainty around the federal election will continue to impact the attitude and urgency of buyers, the market drivers look positive with the region’s significant infrastructure pipeline, coupled with strong interstate migration and improving employment opportunities, we expect that will further sustain the market.

Here is the wrap on the latest trends in some of Noosa’s most talked about suburbs. 

Noosa Waters

Noosa Waters is an exclusive canal estate next to the Noosa River precinct that features some of the most prestigious waterfront homes in Noosa. Many homes in the estate have won design awards and feature stunning designs by the likes of Chris Clout, Frank Macchia, Stephen Kidd and Paul Clout. There are only 440 homes on the waterfront and a small selection of town houses making Noosa Waters a very exclusive estate, affording the lucky few an extraordinary lifestyle. The canals are protected from public boating traffic and are non-tidal due to the lock & weir. The lock joins Noosa Waters directly to the Noosa River. This is the perfect arrangement for ease of access to waterways and the ocean whilst maintaining security and privacy for owners in Noosa Waters.

Scarcity, lack of choice and a market that has favoured the seller is the theme for the Noosa Waters waterfront with the number of transactions declining from 10% turnover to 6% or 32 sales for 2018.  With the decline in volume the total sales also fell from $101m to $65m. There was as expected an increase in the average sale price from $2.215m in 2017 to $2.249m in 2018. The big shift was the tightening of transactions at the top end of the market ($3m+), with 10 sales over $3m in 2017 and only 4 in 2018.  Ultimately we are left with unsatisfied buyers especially in the top end of the market. There are a number of records that have been re-set across the waterfront with street records being set in Seamount Quay, land sales on Saltwater aspect records on the Promontory.

Noosa Heads

The heart and soul of Noosa’s worldwide popularity, pristine beaches, national parks, surf beaches, stunning dining and shopping. From a property perspective, Noosa Heads has some of Noosa’s absolute jewels and rivals some of the most expensive and tightly held property in the country.

Noosa Heads is largely made up of Noosa Sound, Little Cove and Noosa Hill and all have unique micro market trends.

Noosa Heads has powered through the $1m median house price in April 2018 and is around 30% above the previous peak market performance from 2007-08. Days on market are the shortest of all of Noosa’s suburbs at less than average 60 days on market.  Vendor discounting has recently increased as sellers feel out the market for premiums, in some cases some adjustment to price has had to be made to close the deals and in the last data read had moved from a low of 3% discount in October 2017 to 9% in October 2018. Noosa Junction is a precinct to watch, there will be some significant redevelopment and commercial stimulus in the area, and we have seen house prices follow that type of precinct improvement in the past, Noosaville is a great example of that. Lifestyle and budget will quickly iron out micro markets that will suit you, but one thing is for sure, Noosa Heads has some of the most desirable property in South East Queensland and is primed for future growth, so be confident when purchasing and act quickly to meet the market.

Sunshine Beach

One of Noosa’s most sought after and revered suburbs known world-wide for its incredible beaches, surf and cool dining strip. All this popularity makes it one of the most expensive suburbs in QLD with the Median House price in excess of $1M and climbing.

Market dynamics are strong and favour the seller, accelerating growth has been the trend over the last 5 years, surpassing the previous peak median house price of $1.2m in 2017. The volume of sales in sunshine beach has bucked the Noosa trend with volume increasing 57% vs the previous year from 44 Sales in 2017 to 69 in 2018.  There is also a clear cyclical selling cycle with peak selling seasons over summer months being the dominant selling period. Days on market has been increasing with sellers feeling out the opportunity for a premium at the same time as competing with more properties on the market leading to longer campaigns. Vendor discounting as also increased slightly through the year but the last data read was just under 5% which is consistent with neighbouring markets. The truly great positions are few and far between with aspect, views and proximity all impacting value. If the right opportunity presents itself in Sunshine Beach, act as you may wait a lifetime for it to reappear.

Noosaville

Often referred to by locals as the “Village”, Noosaville and the river precinct has long been a playground for friends and families. The open parkland that traverses the banks of the Noosa River are equal parts beautiful and peaceful. The perfect place for picturesque walks, family gatherings, and dining ranging from casual to some of the finest on offer; not to mention being the hub for the aquatic playground that the Noosa River has to offer.

Noosaville has been one of the hero market places in Noosa attracting strong almost linear growth over the last 5 years and is now nearly 30% above the previous peak price achieved back in 2007 – 08. Days on market remain low with the average home selling in circa 50 days and vendor discounting is some of the lowest we can see across the Noosa region. Noosaville precinct streets and Noosa Waters will take a little immersion to fully understand the dynamics of the value but with some assistance from the better agents that specialize in the area, its quickly made sense of and decisions can be quickly reached.

Hinterland

Noosa has some of the most picturesque hinterland in the country all just a stone’s throw from world class beaches, outstanding shopping and dining precincts of Noosa Heads, Noosaville & Sunshine Beach. The Hinterland has traditionally been slower to lift and follow the upward trends of its beach side neighbours and is only just now reaching similar levels to the previous property price peak of 2008.

Sustainable moderate growth has been the trend in both 2015-16 and much more aggressive growth in the last 2 years has median house prices at $851k in the latest read in RP Data. Days on market are the shortest they have been for a number of years although are showing signs of extending a little over the last couple of months but remain under 100 days. ‘Tree-change” market continues to attract interest and buyers capitalised from Southern markets, we can expect minimal vendor discounting at around 5%. There are so many options in the hinterland with Doonan and Tinbeerwah being the most sought after locations due to proximity but keep an eye on Weyba Downs and Cooroibah and partner with agents that know the market well so that you can make the most of their local knowledge.

 

 
 

Casa Noosa Interiors located in the heart of Noosa Junction has been a Noosa icon for over 30 years. With two floors to browse it’s a favourite with both locals and visitors alike. Stocking a wide range of furniture, homewares, gifts, rugs and cushions.

Casa Noosa joins this collaboration to create inspiration and ideas for home styling. Creating a coastal inspired home doesn’t have to be complicated. With simple styling tips & tricks and some easy and affordable upgrades, you too could transform your home into an idyllic escape — reminiscent of a luxury seaside home.

To join the Casa Noosa community and receive 15% off any of the items used in Styling Shorehaven please enter your details in below you receive your unique code. Terms and Conditions apply.

 

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With only 10 spots available for an Interior Styling Masterclass with Simone Barter, held at one of Noosa’s most prestigious waterfront address, this will be one not to be missed.

Simone will share her best interior styling secrets, where she will break down room by room of her recent project “Styling Shorehaven” using contemporary pieces, homewares, and art by Casa Noosa Interiors.

This is a rare opportunity to not only step inside for a full guided tour but interact within a small group to ask questions on your home interiors and receive personalised advice. Simone is passionate about sharing and helping others live in a home they love.

Saturday 6th April
11am-3pm
169 Shorehaven Drive, Noosa Waters

 

What you will learn

  • Interior styling secrets room by room
  • Correct Furniture Placement
  • Choosing the right colour palettes for your home
  • Creating your own interior mood board
  • Personal interior questions answered
  • Guest Speakers from Reed and Co. & Casa Noosa

Price – $320 p/p – Includes all materials, Coastal Luxe Style Guide, coffee, tea, delicious and delectable light lunch with loads of creative interior conversations.

Please contact Simone Barter to find out more information


 

Reed & Co. Estate Agency presents an open home that offers more than just a prestigious waterfront property for sale.

Join us for Styling Shorehaven, a special collaboration with one of Noosa’s most sought after stylists Simone Barter, featuring timeless & contemporary pieces from Casa Noosa Interiors.

Be inspired with on the night styling tips from Simone Barter & Casa Noosa Interiors.

 

Please RSVP to events@reedandco.co or enter your details in below

 

Market Report March 2019

 

Often referred to by locals as the “Village”, Noosaville and the river precinct has long been a playground for friends and families. The open parkland that traverses the banks of the Noosa River are equal parts beautiful and peaceful. The perfect place forpicturesque walks, family gatherings, and dining ranging from casual to some of the finest on offer; not to mention being the hub for the aquatic playground that the Noosa River has to offer.

The region is in the middle of an infrastructure boom, with billions in investment across sectors including transport, tourism and medical. Access to international travel and upgrades to digital infrastructure is enabling younger wealthy industry leaders and expats to buy in Noosa with confidence.

Dining Spots

NoosaWaterfront -Elegant glass-walled restaurant with a laid-back vibe, for upscale Italian cuisine and river views.

https://www.noosawaterfrontrestaurant.com.au/

250 Grammi food & wine bar -good authentic Italian food

https://www.250grammi.com.au/menu

Popular Activities in Noosa Heads :

Fishing, boating, stand up paddle boarding as well as relaxing your time away by the river’s edge.

 

Noosa Waters is an exclusive canal estate next to the Noosa River precinct that features some of the most prestigious waterfront homes in Noosa. Many homes in the estate have won design awards and feature stunning designs by the likes of Chris Clout, Frank Macchia, Stephen Kidd and Paul Clout. There are only 440 homes on the waterfront and a small selection of town houses making Noosa Waters a very exclusive estate, affording the lucky few an extraordinary lifestyle. The canals are protected from public boating traffic and are non-tidal due to the lock & weir. The lock joins Noosa Waters directly to the Noosa River. This is the perfect arrangement for ease of access to waterways and the ocean whilst maintaining security and privacy for owners in Noosa Waters.

Dining Spots

Noosa Waterfront -Elegant glass-walled restaurant with a laid-back vibe, for upscale Italian cuisine and river views.

https://www.noosawaterfrontrestaurant.com.au/

250 Grammi food & wine bar -good authentic Italian food

https://www.250grammi.com.au/menu

Popular Activities in Noosa Waters:

Fishing, boating, stand up paddle boarding as well as relaxing your time away by the river’s edge.