yourtown is offering an extra special Christmas gift to one lucky winner this year, with a multi-million-dollar beach home in Skennars Head on the Ballina Coast. There’s nothing but white sand and ocean as far as the eye can see from this ultra-modern cliff-top residence. Inside, you’ll find four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a fabulous kitchen with a discreet butler’s pantry. Outside, there’s a full-length lap pool, a roof-top terrace, and panoramic views of the coast. Everything about this home is refined, sleek, and luxurious, styled by renown interior designer Darren Palmer.
This is the biggest prize of the year for youtown, and they’ve gone all out to make it a whopper. Along with the incredible home, the first prize package includes $250,000 in gold bullion. They’ve even thrown a couple of thousand dollars worth of Christmas presents under the tree. In all, the home, furnishings, gold, travel voucher and extra gifts are valued at a cool $2,800,000.
If you’re going to be talking to Santa in the next little while, you might want to mention yourtown draw #472. This is your chance to live on the beach, away from the hassles of the city and surrounded by the rejuvenating serenity of sand, sun and surf. If you’ve got big dreams, this is the massive draw you’ve been waiting for.
Living on the Ballina Coast
The Ballina Coast is in northern New South Wales, just half an hour south of Byron Bay. It shares the same sandy beaches as its more famous neighbours on the Gold and Sunshine Coasts, but enjoys a more relaxed and less frenetic lifestyle. The prize home is conveniently located just ten minutes from the airport and the town of Ballina.
Ballina lies at the mouth of the Richmond River, which flows for about 230 kilometres from its source in the Great Dividing Range. Its catchment area is the sixth largest in the state, and the Richmond is fed by a dozen major tributaries before emptying into the Coral Sea at Ballina. The river is an important source for irrigation, and is also popular with kayakers and boaters near its mouth. And yes, Ballina is also the home of the Big Prawn, a 35-tonne testament to the local prawn industry.
Broadwater and Bundjalong national parks border the town and attract bushwalkers with plenty of colourful birds and exotic flora. There’s also a historic walking trail along the Ballina waterfront from which you can spot dolphins and, if you’re really lucky, a migrating whale or two. The breakwater is a great place from which to watch the fishing fleet head out to sea, and there are plenty of fine restaurants in town where you can savour a taste of their catch. During the annual Prawn Festival, you can try your hand at speed prawn shelling, soon to be an Olympic sport. Alright, not really, but after watching the experts at work, you’ll agree that it should be.
Skennars Head is part of Ballina Shire, and combined with neighbouring Lennox Head has a population of about 7,800 permanent residents. The area was originally settled for farming and timber-getting, but is now an exclusive residential district. It’s a lovely, laid-back setting for the innovatively designed modern residence that could be yours when the winning ticket is pulled on December 21st in yourtown draw #472.
Byron Bay and the Gold Coast
The prize home is located along Sharpes Beach, a beautiful stretch of white sand that runs for just over a kilometre between Whites Head and Angels Beach. It’s patrolled during the summer holidays, and is just one of several fine beaches in the area. At some point, however, you may want to venture beyond your own little corner of paradise and visit the other coastal jewels and attractions that lie to the north.
Byron Bay is just half an hour up the highway. It’s home to Cape Byron, the easternmost point on Australia’s mainland. The town is a magnet for surfers, who take to the waters off several of the local beaches and have really built Byron Bay’s “hippy” reputation. Whale watching is also a popular pass time, and during the migration season you can even spot them from the historic lighthouse. The ocean here is a mix of temperate and tropical waters, which makes it particularly attractive for snorkeling and scuba diving. Byron Bay continues to be regarded as a laid-back, alternative community that has a high tolerance for diversity and is fierce about environmental protection.
The Gold Coast begins after you cross the border to Coolangatta in Queensland, and extends all the way up to the bright lights and glitter of Surfer’s Paradise. With the Gold Coast only an hour away from your new home, you’ll often be tempted to visit this 60-kilometre stretch for the nightlife, attractions, and incredible range of boutique shopping. If you’ve spent a bit of that gold bullion on a nice ride, you’ll love the drive and the spectacular coastal scenery you’ll pass along the way.
Up and down the Gold Coast you’ll find a huge variety of golf courses, theme parks, restaurants, cafes, designer shops, museums and nature preserves. The surf beaches are famous around the world and draw thousands of visitors to this premier holiday destination. For those seeking a more nature-oriented experience, the hinterland and myriad of national parks are home to an amazing number of native wildlife species, rare plants, waterfalls, and sub-tropical foliage. There’s something for everyone is this coastal playground, whether you want to be in the water, on top of it, or simply admiring the vast blue ocean from your blanket on the beach.
A Very Special Design
To add an extra layer of appeal to this very original home, yourtown called on the services of Darren Palmer. Darren rose to fame on the television reality show “The Block”, and is among the foremost interior designers in the country.
The house itself is an avant-garde art piece, split over two levels that integrate several exterior living spaces. Its construction follows two L-shaped blocks, each with a contrasting function. The first houses two bedrooms and a family room on the lower floor, while the upper level is given over to a deck that includes both floored and grassy seating areas. The second block has the living space and master on the upper level, with expansive views of the ocean from the open concept living, dining and kitchen area. The lower level covers the poolside al fresco and part of the 19-metre lap pool. There’s a garage at either end of the house, and a beautiful outdoor courtyard surrounding the pool.
Inside, Darren Palmer’s talent for design and décor is evident in the quality, texture and hues of the furnishings and accent pieces. The blue and white linens in the bedrooms come from his own designer range and compliment the light greys and earth tones that dominate the principal motif throughout the home. From the delicately patterned indoor rugs to the toucan-forest that graces the floor of the al fresco, it’s a treat for the eye and a tip of the hat to gracious beachside living.
The fixtures in the three bathrooms are particularly exquisite. The ensuite off the master features New York marble and a Kaldewei bath. As an unusual and delightful addition, the master ensuite also features its own private outdoor deck. Not to be outdone, the two other bathrooms also have superior fixtures, sleek lines, and thoughtful accents. Come to think of it, these are exactly the sort of facilities you’d expect to find in a millionaire’s opulent home.
The kitchen is also something out of the ordinary. It’s part of the main living area, and fronted by a black jaguar granite island and bar stools. Low profile appliances lie flush with the cupboards, and there’s very little to detract from the clean lines of the rest of the room. If you’re wondering where the actual food preparation happens, you need to turn the corner and enter the butler’s pantry. The beauty of a separate prep room is that you can cook up a storm and not have to worry about getting it all tidied away before the guests arrive. This is the true heart of the kitchen, tucked away out of sight so that you can let your inner chef go wild. Don’t be daunted by the size of the wine cooler. You’ll have plenty of time, and money, to amass your own perfect cellar.
Features of 52 Killarney Crescent, Skennars Head, NSW 2478
The dominant feature of this $2.8 million-dollar prize home is, of course, its location. Overlooking Sharpes Beach, you can gaze to your heart’s content at the far horizon, contemplating your amazing good fortune. Down below is an uncrowded stretch of sand that’s clean, safe and minutes from your door. You’re close to all the amenities in neighbouring Ballina, and within a short drive of the Gold Coast. Sounds perfect.
Beyond the priceless view and ideal location, however, the first prize package in draw #472 also includes a ton of great design touches and special architectural features you’ve probably never seen anywhere else. Here are some of the highlights:
- First prize package is worth a heart-stopping $2,800,000
- Total interior and exterior living space of 595 square metres
- Total lot size is 2,529 square metres
- Home was established in 2016
- Lift service to upper floor at the main entryway
- Integrated living, dining room and kitchen with ocean views and abundant natural light
- Custom Ergofocus fireplace in the living room
- Living room has floor to ceiling glass for stunning panoramic views
- Butler’s pantry off the kitchen includes wine cooler, sink, cupboards, and additional appliances
- Kitchen has a luxurious black jaguar granite island with raised seating
- Dining room table arrangement accommodates six adults
- Master bedroom has a very large dual walk-in robe
- Marble-clad master ensuite opens to a private deck
- Two large bedrooms on the lower floor have a view of the pool
- Fourth bedroom on the second level has been converted to a study
- First floor family room with informal, comfy seating and a huge television
- Full bath on the lower floor and second bath near the pool in addition to the master ensuite
- Laundry and dedicated separate drying room
- Two secure garages with storage rooms, indoor parking for four vehicles
- The 19-metre lap pool is lined with glass pebble and Italian mosaic tile
- Upper deck features a large grassed area with scenic views, and a second with surfaced floor. All exterior furniture is included
- Al fresco with BBQ and beautiful poolside outdoor lounge
- Landscaped lower courtyard
- The home is air conditioned
- Home is fully furnished with interior design by Darren Palmer
- Includes linens from the Darren Palmer designer collection
- Furniture and electrical package is valued at $169,367
- Special Christmas presents valued at $2,316
- Includes 12 months of council and water rates valued at $4,652
- Includes 12 months of building and contents insurance valued at $2,429
- All legal fees for the transfer and duties are paid
- A massive $250,000 in gold bullion has been added to spend any way you please
- $5,000 flight centre voucher is included to get you familiar with the Ballina Byron Gateway Airport
These Are the Dates You Don’t Want to Miss
Be sure to pay attention to the deadlines as you really won’t want to miss out on the biggest yourtown draw of the year.
yourtown Prize Home Draw #472 closes on Tuesday, 19 December 2017 at 10pm AEST. The draw will be held on Thursday, 21 December 2017 at 10am AEST (11am local time at Skennars Head).
The draw will be held on site, right at the prize home which is located at 52 Killarney Crescent, Skennars Head, NSW 2478.
This is going to be a really exciting draw, and one lucky winner is going to walk away a multi-millionaire. You don’t often get to experience a draw on location, so head out to the Ballina Coast and see it for yourself. Imagine how thrilling it would be to walk through your new front door within minutes of getting the good news. Bring the family because everyone is very welcome to attend. Don’t forget the time difference is you’re coming in from outiside the region.
All winners will be advised of their good fortune by registered mail. The results of the draw will also be published in “The Australian” on Wednesday, 27 December 2017. You can also check on this site after the draw to see if you’re the lucky winner of this professionally designed home by the sea.
Come to Skennars Head for a Tour
This is a home you’re going to want to see, so head to the Ballina Coast for a closer look anytime between 9am and 5pm local time (8am to 4pm AEST) right up until the draw closes on Tuesday, December 19th, 2017.
If you’re coming down from Byron Bay, the drive’s only about half an hour. Surfer’s Paradise is about an hour and twenty minutes away, and it will take you about two hours to get here from Brisbane.
Consider spending a couple of days in the area to really get a feel for your new neighbourhood. Lounge on the beach, walk the historic waterfront trail, and be sure snap a selfie with the Big Prawn. You never know, it could be the first picture you take in the town where you may soon be doing most of your shopping.
Only 500,000 Tickets Will be Sold
yourtown always gives you a great chance of winning because they limit the number of tickets that are sold in any given draw. For this special Christmas draw, only 500,000 will be made available for purchase. That may sound like a lot, but they’re selling fast and you need to act quickly to secure your chance of winning the $2.8 million grand prize. Spending just $15 could make you a multi-millionaire overnight.
Fewer tickets available for purchase improve your chances, and for sure someone is going to become Australia’s newest multi-millionaire on December 21. Why not you? Just make sure that if you’re buying multiple tickets, you do so in a single purchase in the same name. That’s because while more tickets mean more chances, multi-purchases in the same name also increase the value of your windfall. Buying as few as two tickets adds $20,000 in gold bullion to your prize, and that number just keeps climbing the more tickets you buy.
|Number of Tickets purchased||Price||Value of Additional Gold Bullion|
|1 Ticket||$15||As Described in 1st Prize Package|
|2 Tickets||$30||$20,000 in additional Gold Bullion|
|3 Tickets||$45||$30,000 in additional Gold Bullion|
|4 Tickets||$60||$40,000 in additional Gold Bullion|
|6 Tickets||$90||$60,000 in additional Gold Bullion|
|8 Tickets||$120||$80,000 in additional Gold Bullion|
|10 Tickets||$150||$100,000 in additional Gold Bullion|
|15 Tickets||$225||$150,000 in additional Gold Bullion|
Are You Ready for a Life at the Beach?
You’ve no doubt been on beach vacations, but are you ready to trade the city for a permanent beach lifestyle? Imagine waking up in the morning and hearing the surf pounding just beyond your door. Or doing a few laps in your private pool before heading out for a round of golf. If your retirement is just around the corner, or you’re looking for a complete change of pace, you’re probably already thinking about those prawns and that big BBQ on the al fresco.
If you’re not quite there yet, however, you can always use the home as a luxurious 5-star resort to entertain friends and family on your time off. There’s lots of room for everyone in this opulent home, and no shortage of things to do. Being only ten minutes from the airport won’t hurt either, and you’ll have plenty of spending money with that $250,000 in gold bullion.
If you want to rent the home for awhile and let the equity grow as you take in a second income, you won’t be short of takers. There’s only about 3,000 houses in Lennox Head and Skennars Head combined, and this home ranks among the most exclusive when it comes to holiday accommodations.
Selling is always an option and doing so will make you an instant multi-millionaire. If you’ve already got a plan for what you’d do with the money, you can be assured of a buyer in a tight market. See the world, start your own business, or just enjoy a life free of financial worries wherever that plan may take you.
Thank You for Giving Young Australians a Brighter Future
Although getting the chance to win a $2.8 million-dollar home on the Ballina Coast is a big part of it, your lottery ticket purchase is also a way of helping out a very deserving cause. Every year, yourtown helps thousands of at-risk young people with counselling, mentoring, training, job skills, and public advocacy work. They believe that every child deserves a brighter future, and your ticket purchase is making that happen for young people all over the country.
yourtown provides assistance to young people who may have difficulty finding their way out of family violence, homelessness, or poverty. The organization helps young people stay in school, or shows them how to return to complete their education. Whether a young person needs to learn parenting skills, job skills, or are suffering from depression and anxiety, yourtown is there to help.
And they couldn’t do it without you. Proceeds from the yourtown home lottery sales fund this life-changing work, maintaining the Kids Helpline, the Parentline, and all the other services and programs yourtown provides. We thank you very much for your purchase and for doing your part to give young people the brighter future they all deserve.
We also wish you the best of luck in draw #472. We hope you have a really outstanding Christmas this year, and that you’ll soon be looking out over Sharpes Beach and watching the fishing fleet head out to sea.
Frequently Asked Questions
Want to know a little more about yourtown Draw 472 and the commonly asked questions? Take a look below:
How many tickets are available?
yourtown Draw 472 has a total of 500,000 tickets available.
When is Draw 472 drawn?
yourtown's latest home will be drawn on the 21/12/2017 and results published here shortly after.
How much is yourtown 472 worth?
Draw 472 is valued at $2,800,000.
How much do tickets cost?
Tickets for this draw start at $15.