This is a feature-filled three-bedroom penthouse that you won’t want to miss. The floor to ceiling windows look out over the ocean, the hinterland, and the city of Southport on Queensland’s fabled Gold Coast. You can walk to the beach and are close to dozens of attractions including the lure of Surfer’s Paradise. We’ve seen lots of spectacular beachside homes come and go over the years, but this one’s a real beauty.
The first prize package also includes a generous $550,000 in gold bullion, which means you’ll have more than enough to get yourself a sporty ride to travel to and from your coastal retreat. If you’re thinking of retirement, this could be just the boost you need to finally chuck it all in and put your feet up.
The Community of Southport
Southport is the city of choice for those who want to be close to the beach and the vibe of Surfer’s with just enough of a buffer to feel at home. This was one of the earliest seaside resorts on the Gold Coast, attracting affluent visitors as far back as the 1890s. They came to stroll on the pier, walk the beach, and enjoy the many sideshows that gave the area a bit of glamour. Today, it is part of the Coast’s CBD and at the heart of all the shopping, nightlife and fine dining that draw visitors from around the world.
If you’re a foodie, you’ve come to the right place. At night, the whole area around Southport turns into a veritable melting pot of international cuisine. You can sample authentic dishes from dozens of different countries as you sip some of Australia’s finest wines.
From your front balcony, you’ll be able to look across to the Southport Spit, Main Beach, and the Federation Walk Coastal Reserve. Enjoy an afternoon at Sea World or cruise the shops in the Australia Fair Shopping Centre. Everything you could possibly need is close to home, including transportation, hospitals, schools and public amenities.
This Mater Prize Home could be your ticket to a permanent vacation, with over half a million in gold bullion and your own penthouse in the clouds.
On Top of the World
Luxurious and care-free apartment living is a dream, but owning a penthouse quite literally takes the experience to a whole new level. The apartment in Mater draw #276 is located on the 15th floor of a brand-new building. The Allegra has unique architectural lines which undulate to allow all residents to have unobstructed views of the ocean and hinterland, and your penthouse residence has three separate balconies from which to enjoy the sights.
You’ll also be on the same floor as the three resident-only rooftop common spaces. In front of your apartment is the Sunset Balcony, a quiet area with a kitchenette and BBQ where you can watch the sun go down over the ocean. Alongside is the Residents Lounge with a full kitchen, bar, and audio-visual centre. There’s lots of comfortable seating and room to just relax with friends. Then there’s the Sunrise Balcony, another large informal space with armchairs and panoramic views. It’s like having three additional open-air terraces right outside your front door.
Inside your home are three huge bedrooms, each with their own wall mounted television, walk-in robe and ensuite. The living space is beautifully designed for barrier-free comfort and opens onto a large balcony/al fresco. This can also be accessed from the master suite, and the other two bedrooms each have a balcony of their own. There’s plenty of storage space in the home, and a separate laundry room with a washer and dryer.
To round out the living space, there’s a small study nook near the entryway. You’ll find that the entire residence is awash with natural light as it is enclosed with floor to ceiling glazing. Top that off with exclusive designer furnishings and stylish kitchen appliances and you’ve got yourself a genuinely palatial penthouse.
And on the off-chance you need another cushion or throw-rug, you’ll have $550,000 in gold bullion to cover the little extras.
Features of 1508/ 139 Scarborough St, Southport QLD 4215
From the moment you walk into the five-star lobby of the Allegra, you’ll know this residence was designed with flair. Two lifts service the fifteen floors, and the building entry is filled with unique art pieces, luxurious furnishings, and burnished copper accents. There’s complimentary Wi-Fi in the lobby and rooftop terraces, and the onsite management team can take care of any of your day-to-day concerns.
- First Prize is valued at $1,604,291
- The home, including the three private balconies, covers 142 square metres of opulent living space
- Penthouse apartment is located on the 15th (top) floor of the Allegra residence
- Unimpeded views of The Broadwater, hinterland, and city of Southport
- Open concept kitchen, dining and living room
- Kitchen has European stainless-steel appliances and an island bench breakfast bar
- Three bedrooms, each with its own ensuite and walk-in robe
- Balcony/Al Fresco accessible from both the dining room and Master suite
- Balconies off each of the two additional bedrooms
- Floor-to-ceiling windows
- Study nook
- Separate laundry
- Additional storage
- Fully furnished and decorated with exclusive designer touches
- Electricals package includes 4 wall-mounted flat-screen televisions
- Daiken ducted air conditioning
- Access to common elements including two roof-top terraces and a fully equipped residents lounge
- CCTV security and fob access with intercom
- Space to park 2 vehicles in secure basement parking
- Onsite building management
- Additional $550,000 in gold bullion
Beachside Retreat or Long-Term Investment?
The luxury apartments at the Allegra have been in high demand since the building was completed in 2017. If you’re not quite ready to move to the Gold Coast or want to benefit from the property’s high-income potential, renting the penthouse will bring in well over $3,000 a month. That figure will climb even higher if you lease it fully furnished or take short term tenants who are looking for a five-star vacation property.
Over the long term, the property values in Southport are expected to continue their steady climb. If you choose to sell the property in a few years, you’ll collect even more from your spectacular lottery windfall. Even if you keep the apartment and only use it for your own holidays on the Gold Coast, you’ll be building a lucrative retirement nest-egg.
Moving, however, may simply be too much to resist. The sun, the surf, and the endless activities on The Broadwater Parklands and neighbouring Surfers may have you packing your bags in a hurry. No matter what you decide to do with this stunning penthouse, you’ll have $550,000 in gold bullion and an exciting millionaire lifestyle to plan as the newest Mater Home Lottery winner.
Dates to Remember
The Mater Prize Home Lottery Draw #276 closes on 24 April 2018. The Draw will take place at 1:00pm EST on Friday 27 April 2018 at the Mater Foundation, 620 Stanley Street, Woolloongabba QLD 4102.
Members of the public are invited to attend the draw, and it’s always a thrill to watch the action in person. Wouldn’t you want to be present when they draw your lucky ticket?
Winners will be informed of their win by phone once the draw is concluded and will also receive written notification by registered post. A list of winners will be published in “The Australian” on Wednesday 2 May 2018, and the results will also be posted to this website following the draw.
Unfortunately, the prize penthouse apartment located at 1508/ 139 Scarborough St, Southport QLD 4215 will not be open for public inspection prior to the draw.
Ticket Books Now Available for Draw #276
Tickets in the Mater Home Lottery are only $2 and buying multiple tickets increases both your chances of winning and the value of the grand prize. A $30 book gives you 25 chances to win, instead of the 15 you’d get if you bought them all individually. In addition, you’ll receive another $35,000 in gold bullion if you win the home in Southport. Purchase your ticket books now to avoid the disappointment of missing out on this $1.6 million draw.
|Ticket and Ticket Book Prices||Number of Chances to Win||Additional Prizes Based on Number of Tickets Purchased in One Transaction by One Person|
|$10 Book||6 Chances to Win||$10,000 Shopping spree at Coles/Myer|
|$15 Book||10 Chances to Win||$20,000 Travel and Accommodation Voucher|
|$20 Book||15 Chances to Win||$25,000 Home Entertainment Package|
|$25 Book||20 Chances to Win||$30,000 Car of Your Choice|
|$30 Book||25 Chances to Win||$35,000 Gold Bullion|
|$40 Book||35 Chances to Win||$45,000 Round the World Cruise|
|$50 Book||45 Chances to Win||$50,000 Gold Bullion|
|$70 Book||65 Chances to Win||$55,000 Caravan of Your Choice|
|$100 Book||100 Chances to Win||$60,000 Car of Your Choice|
Thank You from the Mater Foundation
The Mater Foundation looks after Australia’s premature infants and those in need of special care. We thank you on their behalf for supporting their work and wish you the best of luck in the draw.