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Virtual house inspections are next level at $25m estate

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Virtual house inspections are next level at $25m estate


Virtual house inspections reach the next level at $25m Woombye development

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Virtual house inspections are being taken to the next level, with buyers given the chance to “walk through” top-end properties that haven’t even been built yet.

The $25 million Horizons Peak development being launched at Woombye will use virtual technology to immerse people in their future homes.

Michael Barr, from Ken Guy Buderim, said the entire neighbourhood would be brought to life using the latest in 3D modelling technology.

“The virtual reality technology will allow potential buyers to walk-through the display homes and see how the rooms interact with one another and how they will maximise the stunning views, which are in some cases 360 degrees,” he said.

The Horizons Peak “passion project” will hit the market on November 27 after more than a year of careful planning, with prices from mid-$700,000s to over $1.8 million.

Mr Barr, who has sold close to 100 blocks during earlier stages of the development, said Horizons Peak would be unlike any other house-and-land package offered on the Sunshine Coast.

The land is being developed by the Downes Group, while the homes will be constructed by Larke Property Group.

“Extensive planning has gone into getting everything perfect for the buyers of Horizons Peak, because it really is a passion project for us,” Mr Barr said.

“When you buy a block, you are going to know what homes are going to be built around you and more importantly how the views from your home will be protected.

“And by buying now with that confidence of know what you’re getting, the potential for capital growth is significant because there’s only a limited amount of land available on the Sunshine Coast.”

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An artist impression of lot 74.

A total of 23 individual homes will be built — each with their own stylised modern or Hamptons-inspired design — on 15 blocks of land, ranging in size from 800 to 1657 square metres.

Larke Property Group director Simon Larke who has previously developed property on Sydney’s north shore, said this project would take the “hard work and the stress” out of the equation for buyers.

“From experience we’ve gleaned from previous developments, we know how to make this process a whole lot better for buyers,” Mr Larke said.

“The journey from buying vacant land to a finished house can be quite arduous, especially if you don’t know what you are doing.

“We will do all the hard work, guiding buyers every step of the way so they can move into their new home on time, on budget and with no hidden surprises. No developer has done this before to the extent we have on the Sunshine Coast.”

A virtual walk-through of lot 68.

Downes Group director Greg Downes said the development would “set a new standard” for Woombye, where figures show the median house price has jumped by more than 30 per cent in the past 12 months.

Greg Downes, Simon Larke and Michael Barr.

“At a time of unprecedented demand across the region for real estate, our project promises a number of benefits for buyers,” Mr Downes said.

“The views and quality of the land at Horizons Peak set it apart from other residential developments on the Sunshine Coast.

“We want to ensure the maximum potential out of every site, we want distance between neighbours, we want uninterrupted views towards the rang without the worry of a neighbour’s roof line. We want to maximise every millimetre of this land.

“We’re cutting the blocks to ensure not only the best views, but also the most efficient build to reduce costs, for example, homes will be designed to achieve the best possible thermal rating.”

Two display style homes will be open to the public from 10am at Northview Place, Woombye at the November 27 official launch of the final stage of Horizons Peak.

Potential buyers will also be able to experience the virtual tours.

To register your interest and view more information about the project visit


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