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5 Messines Crescent MIAMI, QLD 4220

Sold on 8 February 2013
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2 Cars
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Cool, Calm & Shell Collected - Beachside

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2 Cars

Architecturally designed around a brief to provide simple high ceilings combined with hand selected black butt timber floors, creates calmness for all those who discover this home.

For mum and dad or the popular couple the generous master suite with spa, north facing entertainment, living and granite kitchen, occupy the one level.

The top level can be configured to suit your needs. Three bedrooms for the children, all with walk in wardrobes or two bedrooms, sitting room and office to cater for business at home and that never ending stream of beach seeking guests.

Stretch your toes in the sand, your body in the surf, keep an eye out for shells all within minutes of shutting your gate. Reward the loosening of your belt buckle from a walk south to Piccolos cafe and Miami Surf club or north to Nobby's beach restaurant precinct, the BSKT cafe and Nobby's beach surf club.

  • 410m2 block, approx. 25m street frontage
  • extra wide garage(6.8m)for toys
  • 3 phase power, under house storage
  • one level living for parents or couple
  • private top floor for teenagers or guests
  • formal dining or games room
  • precise detail, presents as new
  • memorandum available on request

During the Depression in the 1930s, relief workers, employed as part of a government scheme, laboured to drain the swamp and slowly the great swamp diminished with future land reclamation.

In 1932, the recently formed Miami Progress Association approached the South Coast Town Council to plant the distinctive avenue of Norfolk Island Pine between the two Nobbies.

World War 2 also shaped and stimulated the commercial life of the area, beginning with the establishment of a large US military camp near Nobby's and the commencement of rutile mining along the beach.

Later, in 1944, two former army huts were used to construct the Miami Ice Works, a landmark of the area to this day. Many of the postwar homes, shops and holiday flats were built from recycled military buildings.

Following the war, the Miami community developed with the founding of a Surf Life Saving Club, the construction of facilities such as tennis courts, the roller skating rink , the Miami Rollerdome and the Pizzey Park Sporting Complex.

In 1962, Page Newman built the Nobbys Beach chair lift which later formed part of the Magic Mountain entertainment park. A gamble which paid off, the chair lift carried 40,000 people in its first year of operation.

A building and tourism phenomena of the 1960s, local motels featured names such as the El Rancho Restel, the Florida Car-o-tel and the Pineapple Motel.

The first High School between Southport and border, Miami High, opened in 1963.

Like the distinctive sign Miami High on the scarp of the quarry, the school was both a landmark and symbol for a population growing up on the coast. Miami itself changed little during the dramatic development and expansion of the 1970s and 80s.

If you look carefully some of the those first bungalows constructed between the 1930s and 50s are hidden between the two Nobbys.

Source: City of Gold Coast Website

Features:
  • Double Garage
Bedrooms:

4

Bathrooms:

3

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MIAMI

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