A touch of the pirate life in real estate booty
Ahoy me hearties, if you have an hankering for a bit of pirate in your life this may be the ideal solution — a pirate ship, well not a real one but enough to whet the appetite.
If you can’t wait to sail the Seven Seas but have to belay that because “life” keeps getting in the way, these beauties offer a way to keep the dream alive this National Talk Like a Pirate Day.
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Grab your favourite buccaneer, cockswain or landlubber and take a sticky beak at these properties. You might not be able to scamper up Jacob’s ladder and hoist the Jolly Roger, but it has whiff of the whimsical to be sure.
This massive 3,163sq m property has a four bedder and a real ship in the garden.
The suburb alone — Coffin Bay — is enough to tempt an old sea dog with the two bath, six car space property on the market for $595,000.
Agent Mike Bowyer of Raine & Horne Port Lincoln described it as a modern pavilion style residence, close to the Coffin Bay Sporting Club and golf course, with extensive gardens.
“Out in the garden, every turn offers a surprise, from mosaic pergola to shade courtyards to little wooden bridges, even a full size pirate ship,” was how he listed it.
For the little mateys, a Palm Beach property allows you to have a similar experience — without having to spend any doubloons on the upkeep of the “schooner”, with a pirate ship park close by.
The water views in the 11th floor two bed apartment will definitely shiver your timbers with the 105sq m two bath, one car park unit on the market for $609,000.
Agent Kath Freeman of Kath Freeman Realty — Palm Beach described it as having “nothing between you and the beach”.
“Sand, sea and glorious sunrises … adjacent to the still waters of Currumbin Estuary, ocean right at your doorstep, surf, fishing, leisurely walks on the full length of the beach to Burleigh Headland. Wake up to the sounds of the waves,” was how it was listed.
You may even call out “thar she blows” as you watch the whales go by in the open water.
For the urban landlubber who likes a hint of adventure and the smell of the water without having to climb the gangplank, a stunning warehouse conversion in Port Adelaide might be the go.
Agents Nick Psarros and Melinda Bennett of Ray White Port Adelaide have a jawdropping 1880s two bedroom warehouse conversion over four levels on the market — with expressions of interest closing Monday September 23.
“Boasting a 40ft ceiling creating the ultimate statement with skylights allowing natural light into the uncrowded living area. With soaring ceilings, exposed red brick walls, raw timber columns and polished timber floorboards the scene is set for this stylish and unique home.”
Port Adelaide is home to the City of Adelaide Clipper Ship, which has become a tourist attraction and the area is awash with marina front walkways, award-winning restaurants, funky cafes, wine bars. Residents meander through the likes of Port Admiral Hotel and Pirate Life Brewery, and historic pubs like Dockside Tavern 1850, Port Anchor Hotel 1873, Port Dock Brewery Hotel 1855 and The Lighthouse Hotel 1857.
Or if you simply like the idea of being in Crows Nest — either in South East Queensland or New South Wales — there are many options that would shiver the timbers of many wannabe pirates.
On the edge of the Great Dividing Range, Crows Nest is an 1,800 hectare national park in South East Queensland, located two hours from Brisbane.
Among properties on the market in Crows Nest is this classic three bedroom worker’s cottage at 14 Dingo Mountain Road which comes with 4.31 hectares of land.
The property was priced at $339,000 with agent Tammy King of Ray White — Rural Crows Nest describing it as having “elevated views with a creek frontage”.
In New South Wales, being up high at Crows Nest could mean getting into a one bed unit like this one at 704/220 Pacific Highway. It was priced at $720,000 to $750,000 with agent Vincent Foo of Calibre Properties Sydney — Ultimo listing it as having “spectacular panoramic views over Wollstonecraft to the Parramatta River and beyond”.
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