Buyers snap up properties in ‘cracking’ auction frenzy More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoIt may not be suitable for 19,000 meals, but six courses for a dozen friends was a breezeLocated within the Eton complex, Mr Yarnton’s luxury townhouse has a kitchen with Amara stone benchtops, Miele appliances, an integrated dishwasher, microwave and undercounter wine fridge, ample cabinetry and feature pendant lighting. It overlooks the lounge and dining area which opens on to the covered patio, which has gas barbecue fittings and is ideal for alfresco dining. With the open plan living of the kitchen, lounge and dining that expands into a spacious covered patio with gas BBQ fittings. It is in a complex of townhouses at AscotThis retreat has carpeted floors, walk-in robes and a renovated ensuite with twin vanities. It opens to a partly closed terrace with concertina all-weather aluminium shutters. Also on this upper level is a living room with a study nook, wall-mounted television, a chic bar with a built-in bar and wine fridges and glass doors that slide back to the terrace. And a cellarIt is listed with Joseph Lordi of McGrath Manly. And in Dutton Park, is a kitchen with a serious view in what can only be described as a modern treehouse. 303 ARCHER ST CHANDLERIt sits in 2.5 acres and has a commercial-sized kitchen with a cool room and quality appliances, a 1200-bottle wine cellar, a formal dining to feed the masses, a billiards room, rumpus and vast formal lounge, a private orchard and an alfresco gazebo with kitchen facilities and a resort-style pool. You can cook and chat in this kitchenThere is also a gas cooktop, white timber cabinetry and a large pantry for all of those must-have ingredients.Other features include a main living zone with a gas fireplace, and bi-fold glass doors that open from open plan living area on to the covered timber patio. Their modern townhouse is on the market for offers over $1.375 million. The kitchen at the Dutton Park treehouseDouble storey, floor-to-ceiling glass is a key feature of this home, allowing for views of the river and treetops. Spread over three levels, the kitchen is on level two of the residence with the main living areas, and has views of the lower level and out in to nature. Framed by fully fenced leafy gardens, the private outdoor space presents residents with an ideal zone for barbecues and drinks, the listing says.There is also a study for uploading your latest culinary creations onto social media, and a parents retreat for when its time to down tools. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow do celebrities organise their pantry? 01:15THEY are the houses with kitchens that have been given a grilling by chefs — and passed the culinary test. In Ascot, Michael and Kym Steenberg have been creating unique and handmade cakes from their townhouse kitchen, with the results displayed on their Instagram page, Just Yumm Brisbane. How is that for a dining room? A spot for some alfresco diningAnd for when the home chef is off-duty, it is a short stroll to Racecourse Road’s boutique shops and cafes, Portside Wharf, Eat Street markets and Doomben and Eagle Farm racecourses. In Hendra, retired chef John Yarnton is selling his four bedroom townhouse, which is on the market for offers over $760,000.Mr Yarnton has worked in the kitchens of hotels and restaurants, and was even a chef for Qantas for 30 years.“We would cook over 19,000 meals (for Qantas) on a slow day,” he said. Upstairs is home to the four bedrooms including the master bedroom with its walk-in wardrobe and ensuite, the laundry for soaking any cooking-related spills, a bathroom and a second living area. One of 36 townhouses in the complex, shared facilities include extensive gardens, an inground central pool and relaxing pool side entertainment area. Mr Yarnton said he had cooked up to six courses for a dozen people in that kitchen.But he is moving on as he needs more room for a herb and veggie garden. “It has done its job well,” he said. Both properties are listed with agents Patrick McKinnon and Will Churchill of Place Ascot.But if those don’t light a fire in your belly, these kitchens may just inspire you to whip out the mortar and pestle. In Chandler, this landmark residence just screams “entertain here”. Multimillion-dollar home reno House sells for $1.65m above its purchase price Spread over two storeys, it has three bedrooms, three bathrooms and space for two vehicles, two outdoor spaces and a living room with a bar.But it is the kitchen that will fire up keen chefs. It features a combined island bench and breakfast bar topped with Calacutta marble, stainless steel Miele appliances, soft-closing drawers and a wine rack. MORE NEWS: Grand estates that will make you drool Listed for sale by negotiation with Christine Rudolph at Ray White New Farm is 23-29 Borva St. It sits on 2300 sqm of riverfront land and comprises of two lots, one of which hosts a minimalist house designed by architect, Geoff Cook. This house was designed to capture the viewsIt has premium appliances and the latest mod cons. There is also a pool deck on the lower level with an integrated barbecue that overlooks the pool.