Ask anyone what they’d look for in the perfect home and chances are a view of the water is going to come up. You can change just about anything except location, and the best ones always seem to look out onto an expanse of blue. The latest draw from the RSL Art Union Prize Home Lottery offers you the choice of two magnificent properties, and both provide panoramic views of some pretty impressive waterfront.
The first option for one lucky winner is an executive apartment in Blues Point Tower, a heritage listed property with unparalleled views of Sydney Harbour. From the 24th floor, you’ll be able to see the city from above in a three-bedroom home that’s packed with luxurious features. Located next to the Henry Lawson Reserve, the apartment is perfectly positioned to give you easy access to all the best of the city.
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The second option is a five-bedroom home on the Gold Coast. Living in Broadbeach Waters, you’ll be on the doorstep of some off the best beaches in the country and minutes from Surfers Paradise. The rear of the property backs onto the calm waters of the Gold Coast waterways that can take you in mere minutes to Southport, Main Beach and deeper waters beyond. With your own private pontoon and $555,000 in gold bullion at your disposal, getting a boat to tour the neighbourhood is well within reach.
Whether you want to live in the heart of the city or are looking for the ultimate beach lifestyle, this is a draw you won’t want to miss.
Many of the residences you’ll find in home lotteries are new builds, but this one comes with a long and controversial history. The story of Blues Point Tower begins after the Second World War, when the area around Berrys and Lavender Bays was zoned for industrial development. North Sydney Council wasn’t happy about having more timber yards and factories along the waterfront, so they invited architects to come up with a plan for residential development instead. Harry Seidler’s blueprint originally included eight towers and dozens of smaller blocks of flats and maisonettes. Ultimately, only one tower was built. When it was completed in 1962, Blues Point Tower was the tallest apartment building in the country.
Unfortunately, many people also complained it was the ugliest. The modernist architecture received widespread criticism and led to heated debate about the demolition of Victorian houses to make room for new development. Blues Point Tower became the symbol of what the locals didn’t want. Some even called for its demolition, even though the 146 apartments provided affordable housing for singles, young married couples, and retirees.
Fast-forward 50 years and the apartment building has become one of the city’s premier addresses. 1n 1993, Blues Point Tower was added to the local heritage register and the apartments are in hot demand. The property value for the prize apartment located on the 24th floor is valued at $2,240,000 and you can expect that number to just keep rising.
One of the top reasons for the location’s popularity is its proximity to downtown Sydney. Central station is only 8 km away and in-between you’ll find an endless array of gourmet restaurants, markets, world-class shopping and entertainment venues. If you want to experience the joys of urban living, there’s no better way to start than from a millionaire’s perch at the summit of Blues Point Tower.
The Blues Point Tower Apartment
Blues Point Tower has 25 floors and the prize home is located on level 24. Every room has spectacular views of the city and the two French balconies with floor to ceiling glass doors provide space to take it all in. The interior design heightens the natural light and features pear-green accents against a predominantly white palate.
Because the apartment was constructed before ensuites became de rigueur, you’ll find the main bathroom located alongside the master rather than within it. There’s also a second full bath to service the two additional bedrooms, one of which has a walk-in robe. The galley-style kitchen opens onto an integrated living and dining area, all of which is furnished and equipped with a generous design package.
Features of 144/14-28 Blues Point Road, McMahons Point, NSW 2060
Quite apart from the breathtaking views, this apartment is the high-water mark in luxurious urban living. Every room is perfectly appointed for comfort, style, and easy-living.
- First prize package is valued at $2,418,386
- Property value is $2,240,000
- Heritage listed building constructed in 1962
- Incredible harbour views from every room
- 100 square metres of urban splendour
- Open plan living, kitchen and dining room with contemporary furnishings and high-end electricals
- Three bedrooms including a large master with room-length robe and balcony
- Two beautifully tiled bathrooms, one with walk-in shower and the other with soaking tub
- Two French balconies with sliding glass doors
- Storage closets and laundry facilities
- Secure parking for one vehicle
- Ducted air conditioning throughout
- Furniture and electricals package valued at $48,272
- Includes rates, water and body corporate fees for the first year, valued at $17,029
- Includes transfer duty valued at $108,710
- Includes all legal transfer fees, valued at $1,375
- $3,000 travel voucher included to get you to your new home.
Gold Coast Tranquility
The second option in draw 358 is a 5-bedroom home on the Gold Coast waterways that’s made for entertaining. You’ll probably be happy you have so many rooms because there will be no end of friends and family who’ll want to come and stay in your coastal getaway.
Broadbeach Waters lies just inland from the bustle of Broadbeach and offers a slightly different experience to those looking for a peaceful retreat. You’re still minutes from some of the best beaches in the country but nestled in the calm waters of the coast’s canal system. The community boasts tons of bike baths and scenic walks, and if you take to the water you can go for miles along the inland waterways. Whether by kayak, canoe or motorised craft, your next adventure begins in your own back yard.
Cascade Gardens is sure to become a favourite picnic spot, with its massive playground, rotunda and scenic rainforest walks. There are also numerous parks in the neighbourhood and several cafes, restaurants and bakeries to tempt you inside. If you feel like wandering further afield, Surfers Paradise is only ten minutes up the road. That’s where you can begin to explore all those attractions that bring tourists from around the world to this very special part of Australia. Heading inland, you’ll come to Lamington National Park where a walk through the hinterland will remind you of how lucky you are to live this close to acres of majestic tropical wilderness.
Then there’s all the other familiar pastimes that come with living on the Gold Coast. Surfing, swimming, sailing, fishing, or just throwing your towel down on the beach and watching the world go by. If you’re a golfer, you likely already know about the many world-class championship courses on the Gold Coast and you’ll be able to play a different one every day of the week.
This option also comes with $555,000 in gold bullion which could be a real gamechanger if you want to retire early or live debt-free. You could tie a boat up to that pontoon and there’s even room to stow your caravan out front. Imagine coming home for a dip in the pool after a day of power-shopping or leisurely sightseeing. With this one, anything’s possible!
The Broadbeach Waters Home
If you enjoy having friends over for a meal and a few quiet drinks, this is the home you want to do it in. Over half the floorspace of this expansive residence is given over to a huge kitchen and dining area that opens onto a fully equipped al fresco. There’s even a convenient wet bar where you can mix up your favourite cocktails, and no shortage of places to sit and enjoy them. The al fresco has a dedicated lounge area along with a BBQ and table seating for eight. It adjoins the pool which also has lounge and reclined seating around the tiled perimeter. The landscaped back lawn slopes down to the water and that’s where you’ll find your L-shaped pontoon.
Inside, you’ve got five large bedrooms to accommodate family and guests, one of which has been converted to a home study. The master bedroom has floor-to-ceiling views of the pool and a sumptuous ensuite. There’s also an ensuite off the second bedroom and there will never be a queue for the facilities with another full bathroom, a powder room off the dining area, and one next to the laundry.
The kitchen in this home is particularly appealing, with a full breakfast bar and separate pantry. The marbled countertops mirror the grey accents you’ll find throughout the home, and all appliances are low-profile and top-of-the-line including a gas cooker, double-fridge and multiple small appliances.
This home exudes elegance with lemon-yellow and tropical green accents bringing vivid touches of colour to a white décor. From front to back, it’s been styled with a $145,012 design package that features both vivid prints and textured solids. If you want to live on the Gold Coast in an oasis of luxurious tranquility, this is the option for you.
Features of 3 Nootka Court, Broadbeach Waters, QLD 4128
From its waterfront location to exclusive design package, this prize option is truly exceptional. Whether you want a weekend retreat or a permanent residence on the Gold Coast, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for in this opulent family home and have $555,000 in gold bullion to enjoy it with.
- First prize package is worth $2,418,386
- Includes an amazing $555,000 in gold bullion
- Home was constructed in 2016
- Property value is $1,710,000
- Waterfront location on the Gold Coast inland waterway
- 450 square metres of perfectly appointed living space on a 938 square metre lot
- Integrated kitchen and dining area which opens onto a large al fresco
- BBQ, dining table and lounge area on the al fresco
- Kitchen has a roomy pantry, central island with seating, multiple appliances, and casual dining area
- Formal dining area has a bar
- Separate living room with comfy seating and flat-screen tv
- Five bedrooms including two with ensuite
- One bedroom has been converted to a home study
- Three bathrooms in all, plus two powder rooms
- Multiple storage areas and robes
- Inground pool with wide perimeter and ample seating
- Private pontoon with deep water access
- Laundry room
- Ducted air conditioning
- Garage with secure parking for two vehicles and sufficient space outside for a caravan or trailer
- Furniture and electricals package is valued at $145,012
- Includes rates and water for the first year, valued at $4,000
- Includes all legal transfer fees, valued at $1,375
- $3,000 travel voucher included
Second and Third Prizes
Your ticket is RSL draw 358 also puts you in the running for two more valuable prizes. The second prize is $10,000 in gold bullion while the third prize is $5,000 worth of gold. Be sure to get your tickets early for your chance to win the $2.4 million first prize package or either of the two runner-up prizes. There are only 2,680,000 tickets available for this draw, and with that much gold on offer, you know they’re going to go quickly.
Important Dates to Remember
The RSL Art Union Prize Home Lottery Draw 358 closes at 6pm AEST on Saturday 25 August 2018. The draw will take place at 10am AEST on Friday 31 August 2018 at Anzac House, 283 St Pauls Terrace, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006.
As always, this is an open draw and members of the public are welcome to attend. If you happen to be in the area, why not come by and watch the action? You never know, it could be your name they call out on August 31st, and wouldn’t it be amazing to be there in person?
The winners of RSL draw 358 will be notified by registered mail following the draw. The results will be published in both the Courier Mail and The Australian newspapers on 3 September 2018. You can also find a list of winners on this site shortly after they’re announced.
Sydney or the Gold Coast? Urban luxury or a ton of gold bullion? The winner will have 10 days to decide which $2.4 million option they’d like to choose, so it’s never too early to start thinking about how you’ll make that tough decision!
Visit the Home in Broadbeach Waters
You never need much of an excuse to pay a visit to the Gold Coast, but if you want a destination, why not come and visit the beautiful home in Broadbeach Waters? It’s open for public inspection between the hours of 9am and 5pm AEST, any day of the week until the close of the draw. Bring your gear and head for the beach when you’re done touring this luxurious residence or take to the water and explore the canals of the coast. There’s no shortage of things to do in the area whether you want to head into the hinterland, enjoy a day of boutique shopping, or swing your clubs at any of the many local golf courses.
The home is located at 3 Nootka Court, Broadbeach Waters, QLD 4218. That’s about an hour’s drive from Brisbane and just 5 kilometres from Surfers Paradise.
Unfortunately, the Blues Point Tower apartment won’t be open to the public prior to the draw. If you’re visiting Sydney, however, it’s not hard to spot. McMahons Point is in North Sydney, about 8 kilometres from the CBD. Ask any local and they’ll probably be able to point out the Blues Point Tower. It’s the only tall building on the point and one of the most infamous landmarks in that part of the city. The address is 144/14-28 Blues Point Road and the prize home is on the 24th floor.
Are You Looking to Relocate or Invest?
The first decision you’ll need to make if you’re the lucky winner in draw 358 is whether to choose the apartment in Sydney or the home in Broadbeach Waters. That won’t be easy given that one offers you an exclusive property in one of Sydney’s most notorious and sought-after buildings, while the other offers a relaxed lifestyle and over half a million dollars in gold bullion. You’ll have ten days to make your pick, and once that’s over with, you still have to decide what to do with your windfall.
If you’re all set to relocate to either Sydney or the Gold Coast, the RSL makes the transition dead easy. Both homes are fully furnished, and all the transfer and legal fees are included, along with the first year of rates. You’ll even have a travel voucher that you can use to scout everything out before you move. Just pack up and head off to whichever home best suits your needs.
Given their prime locations, both of these homes also provide an excellent investment opportunity. By renting out your prize home, you’ll receive a second income as you sit back and watch property values rise. If you choose to sell a few years from now, you’re likely to receive an even greater return – or you could move into the home yourself once you’re ready to take the plunge. It’s estimated that both the apartment and family home would return about $62,400 a year in rental income, which will more than pay for their yearly maintenance (and a few annual splurges) as your investment grows.
Putting your home on the market will make you an instant millionaire. The property value of the apartment in Sydney is over $2 million and you’ve probably got plenty of ideas of what you could do with that kind of money. The home in Broadbeach Waters is worth about $1.7 million, but then you’ve also got the added $550,000 in gold bullion to think about. If you decide to cash in, either option will probably net you about the same overall return on your win, and the market is strong in both locations.
No matter what you decide to do, winning this draw is all about having the freedom to choose – and with so much cash in play, your options are limited only by your imagination.
Tickets Now on Sale for Draw 358
The smartest way to make your lottery purchases is with a ticket book. Buying sequential tickets in a book adds valuable gold bullion to the grand prize if you’re the lucky winner and gives you extra free chances to win. You’ll start receiving bonus tickets with a $20 purchase, and any of those could be the winner!
|$100 Book||25 Chances to Win (5 bonus tickets valued at $25)||$135,000 Gold Bullion|
|$75 Book||19 Chances to Win (4 bonus tickets valued at $20)||$105,000 Gold Bullion|
|$50 Book||13 Chances to Win (3 bonus tickets valued at $15)||$85,000 Gold Bullion|
|$30 Book||8 chances to Win (2 bonus tickets valued at $10)||$55,000 Gold Bullion|
|$20 Book||5 chances to Win (1 bonus tickets valued at $5)||$40,000 Gold Bullion|
|$10 Book||2 Chances to Win||$30,000 Gold Bullion|
The $50 Book is the most popular package. It gives you 13 chances of winning with 3 bonus tickets and if you are holding the winning ticket, you also receive an additional $85,000 in gold bullion.
Thank You For Your Support
Every year, the RSL provides assistance to over 3200 veterans with everything from DVA claims to advice on pensions and medical issues. They also make home and hospital visits and provide support to the families of Australia’s returned servicemen and women. Proceeds from your lottery purchases help fund this important work, and we thank you on behalf of the RSL for making these services possible. We wish you the best of luck in draw 358 and hope you’ll soon be perched at the top of the Blues Point Tower or enjoying a few relaxing laps in your Gold Coast pool.
RSL Art Union Draw 358 - WIN A WATERFRONT PROPERTY
Draw 358 offers you the chance to win a life-changing $2.4 million choice between an executive northern suburb Sydney apartment OR an expansive waterfront home on the Gold Coast.