Toowoomba's top nine luxury mansions reel in almost $11m
Luxury home buyers forked out almost $11 million on the city's top nine house sales in 2013.
Here is the list:
37 Prince Henry Dr
THIS beacon of design excellence on the Toowoomba escarpment hit the market with a $1.9 million price tag in October last year.
The four-storey terraced home lies on 4210sq m of manicured grounds, including a 13m lap pool, a playground, a garden pond and a full-sized tennis court with four lighting towers.
It was designed by celebrated architect Lester Ehrlich.
The home sold in June after a strong marketing campaign.
SOLD: $1.675 million.
40 Stenner Street
THIS secluded Middle Ridge property is set on 1.04ha within the grounds of the original Mount Dawson homestead.
Travelling down the long driveway creates a sense of seclusion, opening onto a clearing - the site of the sprawling home and its fresco terrace, swimming pool and tennis court.
SOLD: $1.275 million.
64-74 Flagstone Creek Rd
ENTERING this eucalypt forest-shrouded property sets the scene for the luxury home that awaits.
Just minutes from Toowoomba Golf Club at Middle Ridge, it was one of the city's most sought-after properties.
It sold to the highest bidder at an auction held at Picnic Point Function Centre in October.
SOLD: $1.22 million
627-643 West St
THIS Darling Heights land and home package sold as a potential subdivision opportunity for developers.
The 2.05ha property features a spacious four-bedroom home with formal dining areas, a tulip oak kitchen and a wooden fireplace.
SOLD: $1.2 million
2 Paringa Close
ANOTHER Middle Ridge property made Toowoomba's most expensive list when this two-storey home hit the market.
Jen Taylor Properties sold the luxury residence before it even had a chance to go to auction, a fact she said was testament to the growing strength of Toowoomba's prestige property market.
The 550sq m home sits on 1007sq m of superbly-maintained grounds just minutes from Toowoomba Golf Club.
"It's not only the sale price which has resulted in such an excellent result, but also the speed of sale - with the property placed under contract in three days," Jen Taylor told The Chronicle.
SOLD: $1.15 million
34 Cooloola Dr
PERHAPS the biggest drawcard to this Rangeville home was its 12.5m indoor pool, usable all year round.
It is nestled on 6215sq m of land offering panoramic views of Tabletop Mountain.
The home features cathedral ceilings, four generous bedrooms, a massive workshop and an outdoor courtyard just one minute's drive from Picnic Point.
It sold in April.
SOLD: $1.125 million
43 Curtis St
THIS stunning East Toowoomba home is set on 1520sq m of terraced gardens, with glorious escarpment views.
The Karl Hertle-designed property offers gorgeous eastern views and is protected from the winter's biting westerly winds.
Its design makes the most of the northern aspect, with the living spaces all facing the north.
The home was built over several levels to suit the sloping block and three of the home's five bedrooms sit in a wing in the middle level of the home.
SOLD: $1.05 million
42 Yonder Ln
"SUMMERFIELD" was successfully marketed as a quintessential country retreat in Cabarlah.
Leading city architect Lester Ehrlich designed the home, set on 17ha just 15 minutes from Toowoomba.
The four-bedroom affair leads to brilliantly-maintained grounds, all watered by a permanent spring-fed creek.
The property sold in September.
SOLD: $1.015 million
3 Bridge St
THIS Mount Lofty home set on 2023sq m of grounds sold in February under private treaty for a clean million.
The last time it sold was in 2002, fetching just a $473,000 price tag.
SOLD: $1 million