Riverfront industrial chic sold for a $3.8m steal

Constructed in the eye-opening ‘brutalist’ architectural design, with concrete everywhere and absolutely no fuss, this unique three-level home certainly turned heads at the viewings, ultimately selling for a steal (not steel!) at just $3,800,000.

Set on the stunning Maroochydore River on the Sunshine Coast, the striking residence includes five minimalistic bedrooms, all featuring their own ensuites.

Define Property listing agent Scott Henshaw explains that the owner gained inspiration for the design during a trip to Europe, where the brutalist style is much sought-after.

“The style is definitely gaining traction,” Scott says. “I’ve noticed that a few of the houses I’ve been in on the river are starting to push towards a similar design.

“Think exposed concrete and services, wood panelling, minimalistic interiors and furnishings – this is all brutalism design.”

The exposed concrete that features heavily throughout the homes design is not only stylish, but it’s a safe, sustainable material.

Concrete reduces temperature swings by slowing the passage of heat moving through the structure, meaning the new owners could well see a reduction in cooling and heating costs.

A combination of living and fake plants produce a pop of colour throughout the white and grey-toned walls and flooring.

“We had hundreds of enquiries into the house,” Scott reveals. “It generated a lot of interest as it was one of very few houses left on the river.”

“I was getting ready to do the open home inspection and had a call from a line that had a lot of wind in the background – I soon realised it was a family that was kayaking up the river behind me, coming to the open home!”

Scott Henshaw, Define Property

While there is lots of competition to secure the last houses along this stretch of river, some find the surrounding apartments intrusive.

“A lot of the houses along the Maroochydore River have been bought and developed as high-end unit blocks,” Scott explains. “Just next door is a 100-unit Mosaic block squeezed in.

“The price could have very well reached $5m if it wasn’t for the surrounding apartments.”

The home’s open layout boasts multiple elements of an entertainer’s dream, including a media room with an impressive home cinema juxtaposed against the stark concrete wall, a large outdoor deck on the top floor, a pool and, of course, a private pontoon for fortuitous paddles.


96 Duporth Avenue, Maroochydore, QLD 4558


Scott Henshaw
0492 938 947
Define Property

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