Winning the prize home in Mater draw 277 will be like having your own private resort on a tropical island that’s miles from the everyday. Outdoor living and dining pavilions, a huge pool by the water, ensuites off the master and guest quarters, multiple lounges, and a genuine home movie theatre complete with reclined seating and snack holders. This one has it all.
This is a premium waterfront property with a pontoon to secure your boat in case you ever want to explore beyond the lush beauty of your own back yard. Imagine being able to offer friends and family a relaxing getaway in a sanctuary that’s only an hour from Brisbane. You’re sure to be doing lots of entertaining because your new home is built for fun. Your guests will have their own suite and there’s plenty of room for everyone around a pool you’d normally only find in a 5-star resort.
If winning a luxurious home isn’t enough and you’ve been looking for a private resort, the wait is over. This is it.
Life on Bribie Island
Bribie Island is a 34 km stretch of pure sand that largely consists of a national park filled with native plants and animals. The island is separated from the mainland by the Pumicestone Passage, a body of protected water that’s frequented by dugongs, dolphins and turtles. White sandy beaches with towering dunes fringe the shore and you can walk for miles without seeing another soul.
If you’re looking for company, Woorim beach is a popular destination for both locals and visitors, with a gentler surf than you’ll find on most of the other beaches along the Sunshine and Gold Coasts. Bird watchers can spot over 190 different feathered species at the Buckleys Hole Conservation Park, and while you’ve got the binoculars out, take a closer look at the towering Glass House Mountains on the far horizon.
The populated part of the island is clustered near the bridge that links Bribie to the mainland. It’s the only island in Moreton Bay that you can get to without a boat. This is a community of around 17,000 residents who enjoy a full range of amenities and services. There are several community markets on the island along with the shops, restaurants and cafes you’ll find in Bellara and Banksia Beach. If you cross the bridge and head north, you can drive up to Caloudra and spend a day exploring the attractions of the Sunshine Coast. Go the other way and a couple of hours will take you past Brisbane to the start of the Gold Coast and the buzz of Surfer’s Paradise. Luckily, you’ll always be able to return to the peace and absolute tranquility of your Bribie Island home.
Your Personal Resort
The ultra-modern and feature-filled residence on Bribie Island is a $1.8 million resort masquerading as a family home. As soon as you walk through the front entrance, you’ll be awestruck by the soaring vestibule, cascades of natural light, and inviting décor. The two halves of the house are joined on the upper level by a gallery than spans openings on either side, providing a captivating view of ground floor and waterway beyond the pool. From below, you’re looking all the way up to the top of the house as you make your way to the open concept living area at the back of the home.
To the left of the entry is your personal home theatre. This isn’t just a room with a home entertainment system, but a real showpiece with theatre-style seating and a huge screen for viewing all the latest releases. If everyone wants to watch something different, it won’t be a problem. There are flat screens in the living room and upstairs lounge as well.
The outdoor living space is just as opulent as the interior, with two pavilions flanking the over-the-top swimming pool. One is set up for outdoor dining and the other has comfy seating for afternoon chats and lazy naps. From there, you can wander down to the pontoon and go for a quick spin over to the passage, a spot of fishing, or a coffee and dessert on the mainland at Sandstone Point.
When you’re living the resort life, your biggest problem will be what to have for dinner, and any number of local seafood restaurants can provide the perfect solution.
Features of 56 Raptor Parade, Bribie Island, QLD 4507
One of the best features of this resort-style home is, of course, its prime waterfront location. You simply can’t put a price on the serenity and endless pleasure that comes from living on the edge of a nature sanctuary. Everything else is the product of spending $1.8 million on a home that radiates style, comfort, and easy living.
- First prize package is valued at $1,813,900
- 5 square metres of luxurious living on an 802 square metre lot
- Open plan kitchen, dining and living area with timbered floors
- Kitchen has burnished appliances, a central marbled breakfast counter and ample cupboards
- Home office/Study on the ground floor
- Movie theatre with voluptuous reclined seating for seven
- Four second-level bedrooms including a guest room with ensuite
- Master bedroom has a large ensuite, walk-in robe and private balcony overlooking the outdoor living area, swimming pool and canal
- Second lounge on the upper floor, perfect for giving the kids or guests their own space
- Study/IT nook
- Total of 3.5 bath including a ground floor powder room
- Semi-enclosed stairs with wood accents
- Separate laundry off the kitchen
- Side courtyard
- Expansive outdoor living area includes dining and living pavilions
- Resort-style swimming pool and tanning deck
- Private pontoon on the canal
- Immaculate landscaping
- Massive garage with secure parking for three vehicles
- Exterior utility area
- Alarm system
- Control 4 Integrated Smart Home with Touchscreen
Don’t Miss These Dates
The Mater Prize Home Lottery Draw #277 closes at 8:00pm on Wednesday 27 June 2018. The draw will take place at 11:00am EST on Friday 29 June 2018 at the Mater Foundation, 620 Stanley Street, Woolloongabba QLD 4102.
Members of the public are always welcome to attend the draw. There’s nothing like actually being there yourself when your lucky ticket number is drawn so note the date and be sure to drop in.
Winners will receive a written notice through the mail following the draw. Winners will also be published in the public notices section of The Australian on Wednesday 4 July 2018 and posted to this site.
Come and Visit the Home on Bribie Island
You really need to see this magnificent home in person to appreciate not only its unique design features but the beauty of Bribie Island itself. Come for the day or make a mini-holiday of driving out to tour the prize home. Stay for dinner on the island and watch the sun set over the water.
The resort-style residence is located at 56 Raptor Parade, Bribie Island QLD 4507. It will be open to the public for touring and inspection from Wednesday 18 April 2018 to Sunday 17 June 2018. Drop in anytime between the hours of 9am and 5pm EST to see every detail of this $1.8 million waterfront spectacular.
Ticket Books on Sale for Draw #277
Ticket books always provide good value because they increase your chances of winning the magnificent prize home. You’ll get a free ticket as soon as you spend $10, and the number of extra chances you receive climbs with the value of your ticket book. Every book also gives you a bonus prize if you’re the lucky winner. How about a $45,000 world cruise or an additional $50,000 in gold bullion? That should get you a little something extra to tie up to your pontoon…
|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 for Supporting the Mater Foundation
Almost thirty babies are born at Mater Mothers’ Hospitals every day. Those 10,000 new infants a year aren’t all able to cope on their own, however, and that’s where the Mater Foundation really shines. It supports specialized care for babies who are born prematurely or with serious complications. The proceeds from your lottery purchases helps fund this life saving work, and we thank you on behalf of the Mater Foundation for doing your part. We also wish you the very best of luck in draw 277 and hope you’ll soon be exploring the sanctuaries of Bribie Island from your home on the water.