These villas have it all — location, views and rock star history

October 6, 2020

first_imgThe stunning kitchen in the Shea Residences at St. Lucia, also showing the exclusive lift from the basement carpark.Back in its time the property boasted five bedrooms, six bathrooms, several kitchens, multiple living rooms and lots of fame.By the end of this year it will be home to an approximate $50 million, 28 luxury three-bedroom villa development, each with their own private lift from the basement.Scott and Karen Amos and their two teenage children, have recently purchased a three-bedroom residence at Shea Residences, with the thought of potentially downsizing when they reach retirement age.“We’ve purchased it as an investment but we also have it there if and when we decide to downsize and the kids leave home,” Mr Amos said.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor7 hours ago“From an investment perspective I think it will do pretty well because of its location, elevation and quality of the developer.”Mr Amos said he heard about the development through a contact with some expert knowledge and having grown up in St. Lucia he was more than happy with the location.“Parts of St. Lucia are quite elevated, so you get some very good city views and I think it’s one of the picks of the western suburbs and is a lot closer to the city than most people think,” Mr Amos said.Sunland managing director Sahba Abedian said construction was on track for completion later this year, with the development set to bring an entirely new housing typology to Brisbane.“The historic sandstone pavilion has been preserved and will be transformed into a stunning resident amenities building complete with a private cinema, lounge and entertaining kitchen overlooking the pool,” Mr Abedian said.More than 100 years ago the pavilion formed the main entrance to the administration building of what is now known as the Queensland University of Technology in the CBD.It was relocated in the 1980s by the original builders of the “Pink Palace” to the extensive gardens.Established in 1983, Sunland’s landmark projects include the Palazzo Versace at Main Beach and Q1 at Surfers Paradise. IF LAND sites could talk then this one would have a very long and intriguing story to tell, but the book hasn’t closed yet as it adds another chapter to its pages.Construction has started at Shea Residences at St. Lucia, what was once home to the “Pink Palace”, a popular stopover for rock stars such as Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Cher and Billy Joel.last_img

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