FaceTime and golf buggies help drive Brookwater boom including record $2m sale

Blue-chip residential suburb Brookwater is riding the state’s red-hot property market, notching up the first $2m house sale in its 20-year history.

The luxury architect-designed 5-bedroom golf frontage home on a 1100 square metre block  was sold $420,000 ABOVE the previous Brookwater record of $1.58 million, achieved at the back end of last year.

Brookwater Residential senior sales consultant Irena Marasea – who sold both homes – said the new record signalled tremendous confidence in this exclusive owner occupier golf community, the only one of it’s kind on Brisbane’s doorstep.

“The new owners who paid $2m for their Dream home in Augusta Point at Brookwater, are a professional couple from Brisbane who wanted to upsize with their two teenage children,” Mrs Marasea said.

“Their first private inspection was during the three-day lockdown in Greater Brisbane, and as soon as they walked through the door they fell in love with the home – and the area.

“They pretty much made an offer straight away. They said it made them feel like they were in a resort because of its outlook, space, pool and media room.”

Mrs Marasea said she had also achieved another first during her 16-year career selling property at Brookwater – selling five million-dollar-plus homes in the past two months, after having “technology to help get around COVID-19”.

“The bar has well and truly been raised to a whole new level with the latest Encore release in Dress Circle at Brookwater surrounded by the first 9 holes, despite the concerns surrounding the coronavirus and the impact it would have on the real estate industry globally,” she said.

“Because of concerns around hygiene and social distancing, I’ve been taking potential buyers on virtual tours.

“I had a family from New South Wales who were interested in an established home, so provided them with a site tour in the golf buggy via FaceTime so they could appreciate the lifestyle and move ahead with their purchase.”

Mrs Marasea said most of her recent sales were to “local buyers from the Brisbane area”.

“In in Brookwater you can get a large homesite, a well-designed home in a great community which is maintained, with a golf course setting completely surrounded by green open space for a great price,” she said.

“The scarcity of land is also a big issue in the Brisbane market – as there isn’t a lot of opportunities for people to purchase premium land so close to the CBD and have the confidence to build their architecturally design forever home, so we definitely fill that gap.”

“The other side effect from COVID-19, is that more people are now working from home, so they no longer have to necessarily commute into the city every day.

“As a result, we’re finding our clients who are buying land in Brookwater Dress Circle are asking their chosen architect to design them a home office with plenty of natural light and a view purpose. So, the priorities have really shifted away from having to be close to the city and live in a more high-dense environment, where you may not be very familiar with your neighbours or feel comfortable allowing your children to play in the local parks.”

Around 3000 people now call Brookwater home since the community began in 2001. Within a 10-minute drive of Brookwater are 11 schools, a hospital, universities, a shopping centre and multiple shopping villages, Queensland’s number one golf course, and abundance of restaurants and entertainment choices.

Brookwater stands out  from typical suburbia thanks to   the Greg Norman designed 18–hole golf course which meanders its way around the community in the shape of a butterfly, the larger homesite offerings, the Brookwater Homeowners club to ensure the maintenance and upkeep of the community remains to a very high standard, open green space with walking trail networks which surround the suburb, and a strong sense of community, where owners take pride in their homes and surrounds. These core benefits have become a major draw card for aspirational families and empty nesters.

For more information about Brookwater visit dresscircle.com.au