Coastal Luxe Style Guide to Elevated Outdoor Living

Coastal Luxe Style Guide

In crafting your Coastal Luxe Style Guide for the outdoors, embrace a blend of modern coastal farmhouse style with resort-style home design. Incorporate coastal chic design elements alongside traditional coastal touches for a balanced ambiance.

Consider beachfront patio design and Hamptons-style outdoor living for a luxurious feel. Add nautical elements and DIY outdoor coastal decor for a personalized touch. Create an outdoor oasis with tropical designs, catering to a resort-style backyard experience.

1. The Outdoors

From family get-togethers to parties with friends, outdoor living is an important part of Australian culture – particularly for those among us who are fortunate enough to live on the Sunshine Coast. However, without a suitable space to entertain, inviting guests over can be somewhat challenging.

Coastal Luxe Style Guide to Elevated Outdoor Living

Fortunately, coastal luxe-style homes are made for entertaining; whether you have a large open backyard or a smaller patio space, creating an idyllic outdoor area can completely change the way you think about hosting. Wouldn’t you love to enjoy those warm summer nights in a beautiful space of your own? Continue reading to learn how to turn your backyard into a dreamy coastal luxe outdoor retreat.

2. Outdoor furniture

The first thing your guests will notice as they enter your coastal-inspired outdoor living area is your furniture. It must make a strong statement. For a truly beachy look, you can’t go past beautiful whitewashed wicker lounge furniture with plenty of weather-resistant cushions. If you have the space, you may even want to add an outdoor dining set for those extra-special occasions.

3. Feature lighting

When it comes to creating the perfect outdoor living space, lighting can play a key role in the overall ambiance. If you intend on using your outdoor living space in the evenings as well as the daytime, be sure to add some feature lighting like lanterns and pendant lights.

4. Greenery

To create a true coastal luxe-style outdoor area, greenery is a must. However, how much will of course depend on the amount of space you have available. If you only have a small area to work with, consider investing in some elegant potted plants to add a splash of color. If you have a larger backyard, create a coastal-inspired garden by planting plenty of lush greenery and tropical plants.

Coastal Luxe Style Guide to Elevated Outdoor Living

5. Poolside living

If your backyard features a swimming pool, you’re in serious luck, as nothing says ‘coastal retreat’ like lounging around by your pool. Finish off the look by investing in some timber poolside furniture in a crisp, classic white. Add in some potted plants and for something truly sophisticated, consider surrounding the pool area with durable glass fencing.

Coastal architecture style embodies a serene blend of nature and comfort in coastal-style homes. From beach-style houses to coastal interior ideas, embracing the coastal home interior aesthetic creates a tranquil ambiance.

Consider wicker furniture for outdoors, outdoor rugs for coastal style, and lighting to enhance the outdoor coastal space. Incorporate coastal bedding, outdoor throw pillows, and sustainable decor for small coastal outdoor spaces. Enjoy entertaining outdoors in coastal style with thoughtful landscaping and decor.

Designed & styled by Simone Barter Design Studio

Photographed by Rikki Lancaster

New Rules For Property Inspection During COVID-19

“At Reed & Co. the health and well-being of our clients, the community, and our team, are extremely important to us. We are putting important measures in place to decrease the risk and further spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). When inspecting any property through Reed & Co. new rules apply.” – Adrian Reed – Director and Founder

Amidst COVID-19, new rules for property inspection prioritize safety. In California, Texas, Florida, Arizona, and Australia, guidelines ensure virtual property tours, maintaining social distancing and using personal protective equipment (PPE).

New Rules For Property Inspection During COVID-19

Livestream viewings, online closings, and disinfecting properties are common practices. These measures protect both buyers and agents, facilitating property transactions seamlessly while adhering to COVID-19 safety protocols.

Reed & Co. Private inspection protocols:

  • No handshakes (we are happy to see you)
  • Use the provided hand sanitizers and soap
  • Respect social distancing rules, keeping at least 2 meters from our agents
  • Refrain from touching furniture, fixtures, fittings, lights, and any surfaces. If you would like to look in any cupboards or have a light turned on our agents will do this for you, just ask
  • Only one person at a time is allowed to inspect the property with our agents under new advice from the Government. We will be taking people through individually to ensure this is adhered to

We ask if any of the following apply to you, that you cancel your inspection:

  • Recently returned from overseas in the past 14 days
  • Are experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms
  • Had contact with someone suspected or confirmed with Coronavirus

New Rules For Property Inspection During COVID-19

Amid COVID-19, property inspections now follow stringent guidelines, ensuring safety in Alabama and beyond. Minimizing physical contact is paramount, with pre-screening buyers and health questionnaires becoming routine. Air quality and ventilation are prioritized during showings.

Virtual document signing and e-signatures streamline transactions, while remote notary services facilitate closings. Technological advancements have reshaped the real estate landscape, fostering efficiency and safety for all involved.

Thank you for your understanding as we navigate through this period together. In changing times we want to provide the same service to our clients and we are looking forward to showing you your dream home.

Noosa’s Most Expensive Homes: Explore the Most Expensive Homes for Sale

The COVID-19 storm has spawned a hurricane of home sales across some of the Sunshine Coast’s hottest tourist magnets as property punters report unprecedented buyer action from city-based sea-changers in search of a pandemic-free paradise.

The rise of remote work and virtual inspections amid record-low interest rates has further sparked the coastal migration with popular hub Noosa clocking millions of dollars in sight-unseen sales alone during the past month.

In Noosa, luxury real estate is thriving, with stunning mansions dotting the waterfront and beachfront. Properties like 24 Arakoon Crescent and 17 Webb Road exemplify this, commanding high prices as some of the most expensive homes in Australia.

Visitors can explore Noosa’s allure through videos showcasing these architectural marvels. For those seeking investment or holiday homes, Noosa offers prestigious options, including celebrity-owned properties, making it a prime destination for discerning buyers.

Adrian Reed, from Reed & Co Estate Agents in Noosa, said buyers from Brisbane to as far away as Hong Kong had pounced on the region’s high-end market, with the agency transacting $60 million in sales from April until August.

“It feels like there’s a gravitational pull towards those idyllic locations … and this trend has continued throughout COVID,” Mr Reed said.

“We sold $26 million in the past couple of months alone sight unseen.

“They are buying from abroad and domestically and then from Brisbane … and I think it’s likely to continue.”

Noosa’s Most Expensive Homes: Explore the Most Expensive Homes for Sale
32-36 The Anchorage, Noosa Waters, sold for $12 million. Photo: Reed & Co

He said the skyrocketing sales action had particularly centered around Noosaville, with $6 million of off-market property sold in the past six weeks.

The agency also clocked the latest Noosaville record for the spectacular mansion at 32-36 The Anchorage, which fetched $12 million. The property features 13 bedrooms and was the former home of the late businessman and founder of Hayco, Donald Hay.

Dan Neylan, from Dowling and Neylan agency in Noosa, said in his 27 years of real estate experience he’d never seen such incredible buyer activity.

“The average time on the market for us has shrunk back to three weeks and most of our auctions are not even getting to auction,” he said.

“We had a sale for an apartment on the weekend where the reserve was expected to be $5.5 million but it sold for almost $6.5 million.

The most expensive homes in Noosa are not just properties; they’re statements of luxury living. From the majestic Tallebudgera Mansion to the opulent Bellagio La Villa, these homes redefine elegance.

For those seeking the epitome of luxury, 33 Ross Crescent in Sunshine Beach and 2 Belmore Terrace stand out, showcasing the pinnacle of Noosa’s real estate market. Noosa’s gated communities offer exclusivity, while interior design trends elevate living experiences.

“Our biggest one was the sale of 46 Seaview Terrace which was Pat Rafter’s previous home – and that was sold more than [a record] $17 million at the end of May to the Rudds. They just saw the long-term value of Noosa.”

46 Seaview Terrace, Sunshine Beach, Queensland | Noosa’s Most Expensive Homes: Explore the Most Expensive Homes for Sale
Pat Rafter’s old house at Sunshine Beach, which Therese Rein and Kevin Rudd recently purchased for $17 million.

Mr Neylan said interstate buyers were particularly snapping up homes like hot cakes with the agency handling more sight-unseen sales than ever before.

He said many home hunters claimed the growing work-from-home-movement had finally allowed them to have a remote career from an idyllic place – and they were wasting no time pouncing on regional, coastal destinations.

“The future for us is pretty rosy and that’s going to last for the next two or three years and by then the international airport will be finished,” he said.

Tom Offermann, from Noosa’s Tom Offermann Real Estate, agreed the fierce buying storm was set to continue during spring with Brisbane buyers competing against interstate and overseas house hunters.

“This winter was like no other and out of the disruption caused by COVID came a storm of buying activity,” he said.

“We’re also seeing capital growth rates between 10 and 15 percent… with the hot locations typically on the riverfront and the beachfront.”

Noosa’s Most Expensive Homes: Explore the Most Expensive Homes for Sale
1/24 Little Cove Road, Noosa, sold for a whopping $6.3 million at auction. Photo: Tom Offermann Real Estate

Mr Offermann said last week’s sale of apartment 1 at Noosa’s prestigious Little Cove for a cracking $6.3 million following 38 bids from eight buyers, was the perfect example.

“This sale capped off another very successful week … with a string of high-value sales which included two breaking $10 million.

“There’s also been a string of nine sales between $5 million and $12 million but we can’t announce them yet because they haven’t settled.”

Despite the strong selling activity Mr Offermann said their agency was running at about 50 percent of their normal stock levels, with nervous vendors still reluctant to pull the trigger amid the global uncertainty.

Adrian Reed Australia’s Top Real Estate Agent in Top 100

Adrian Reed has been revealed as one of Australia’s top sales agents in a newly released national ranking.

Mr Adrian Reed of Reed & Co. Estate Agents has secured spot 68 in the Real Estate Business (REB) Top 100 Agents 2021 ranking. The only agent from Noosa to be named in this prestigious list of high-performing agents.

Australia’s top real estate agent knows the ins and outs of the Australian real estate market, ensuring client satisfaction. With a proven track record and high sales volume, they rank among the top 50 real estate agents in Australia.

Serving various suburbs like Brisbane and Melbourne, they are recognized as one of the top 10 real estate agents. Their award-winning services and client testimonials make them a trusted choice for property buying and selling in Victoria.

“I am very thankful for this opportunity and for the recognition from the Real Estate Business (REB) and to be ranked 68th out of over 64,698 agents in Australia. Most importantly, I have a great debt of gratitude to our wonderful clients. It is with their belief and support that I can continue this journey,” said Adrian Reed, Director and founder of Reed & Co. Estate Agents.

“I would also like to congratulate the dedicated team at Reed & Co. that works tirelessly behind the scenes and especially Darren Neal, who has been an integral part of the team’s success.”

Adrian Reed Australia’s Top Real Estate Agent in Top 100

Pictured: Adrian Reed & Darren Neal

Released annually, the independent list sets the benchmark for Australian real estate agent success.

Celebrating its 10th year, the REB Top 100 Agents is an initiative of leading industry resource Real Estate Business (REB), produced by award-winning media business Momentum Media.

The ranking highlights excellence across the board – using the number of properties sold, the total dollar volume of properties sold, and the average sale value across 12 months to definitively rank the brightest and best agents operating nationwide.

Australia boasts some of the finest real estate agents in the world. From luxury properties to investment deals, these professionals excel in negotiation and marketing.

Whether you’re a first-time buyer or a seasoned investor, they offer expertise in every aspect of the market. With a keen eye on competitive analysis, they ensure top-notch service tailored to your needs. Trust these specialists for your property ventures in Australia.

“The REB Top 100 Agents 2021 is a fantastic way for Australia’s top-performing agents to be recognized for their sales prowess,” said Grace Ormsby, news editor at REB.

“For those agents who have cut in 2021, it’s a result that’s all the more impressive given the disruption caused by COVID-19 for much of last year, which forced agents Australia-wide to implement new ways of working and grapple with never-before-seen challenges.

The data collected for the REB Top 100 Agents 2021 was verified by a senior member of the agency or network, or the office’s accountant.