Size is Everything – Metricon Denver 46

Date Released - March 30, 2015.

One of the largest display homes in the country, Denver 46 by Metricon will shortly be opened in Master Builders and QM Properties’ Jimboomba Woods Acreage display village.

Denver 46 is a massive 483 square metre home, which has a modern twist on a Queenslander, with its veranda and spacious outdoor living area.

“The Denver 46 would only fit in an acreage display village like Jimboomba Woods,” said QM Properties Sales Manager Damien Ross, “And we are the only one in the country.”

The home has not been on display since 2008 when it was presented at the opening of Augustine Heights at Brookwater on the Gold Coast.

“We are expecting buyers to travel from the Gold Coast, Beaudesert, Samford, The Sunshine Coast hinterland and even northern NSW to see the home,” said Jason Biasin, General Manager of Metricon Homes.

“It was one of our most popular displays at Augustine Heights, people still remember it, as it’s such a spectacular home.”

The home has four bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, a butler’s pantry, an alfresco dining and living zone with an external gas fireplace.

“Any modern family would be delighted to have a home with five separate living areas” said Damien.

Denver features a study, media room, living room, family room, and a home office. The clever design means that the owners can enjoy family time in the open plan kitchen, dining, and living alfresco zones, but have privacy in the other areas to watch television, study or just have ‘me’ time.

The home is built with high spec finishes of stainless steel, polished stone and stacking glass sliders. The exterior is sleek and modernist with stonework, timber, bricks and render to add texture and personality to the home. On completion, the landscaping will include a swimming pool visually linked to the outdoor living area.

“There is no opportunity in regular display villages to present large homes, particularly big single storey ones,” said QM Properties Sales Manager, Damien Ross.

“We have several builders who specialize in these upscale homes, and they really need to be able to showcase them in real bricks and mortar.”

Despite the 2005 South East Queensland Regional Plan curtailing large scale subdivisions, it has not seen the end of potential tree changers.

Buyers are loving acreage at the moment, with sales spikes since the New Year.

“We had 12 sales in January and 15 already in February,” said Damien. “Logan has very little in acreage product other than Jimboomba.”

The Display village which is run in conjunction with Master Builders, is expected to open at the end of March and features homestead designs from Stroud Homes, GJ Gardner, and Oracle Homes as well as Metricon.

Master Builders Display Villages Manager Andrew Rockley sees Jimboomba as the ideal location for this unique village.

“We are finding that the Brisbane to Beaudesert corridor will be one of the strongest areas this cycle,” said Andrew.

“Acreage is a market niche which thrives in Queensland, with a growing number of buyers looking for a larger footprint.”

Jimboomba Woods is a 550 lot acreage development that was one of the last rural subdivisions allowed before the SEQ Regional Plan tried to put the brakes on the tree changers. This was under the governance of the old Beaudesert Shire, which was incorporated into Logan City.

“Half of the buyers have moved from standard residential blocks, attracted by the dream of acreage living,” said Damien.

The buyer profile is split evenly between both first and second home buyers, with second home buyers just outweighing first home owners at 55%. Nearly all residents are owner occupiers, which has meant that the estate is full of proud home owners.

This fits with the demographic of Jimboomba which is almost evenly divided into children, teenagers, generation Y and X, and Baby Boomers.