The top five apartments to watch the Gold Coast 600

first_imgSunbird, 3540 Main Beach Pde, Main Beach. Sunbird, 3540 Main Beach Pde, Main Beach. 22/3482 “The Waterford”, Main Beach Pde, Main Beach. 13/18 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters Sunbird, 3540 Main Beach Pde, Main Beach Spectators crowd the Gold Coast 600 track to catch a glimpse of the supercars.THE Glitter Strip will be transformed into a revhead’s paradise this weekend as supercars take to the streets for the highly anticipated Gold Coast 600.While thousands of spectators will swarm around the track trying to get the best view, some Surfers Paradise and Main Beach residents won’t need to leave their homes.We’ve rounded up the top five apartments on the market with the best view of the circuit. This renovated apartment has two balconies with ocean and Hinterland views, making it the ideal position to watch the supercars speed up Main Beach Pde.It has two bedrooms and comes fully furnished for those who would rather use it as a holiday home.Adam and Jim Keys, of Keys Realty, are marketing the property without a price. 1801/3440 Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Surfers Paradise 22/3482 “The Waterford”, Main Beach Pde, Main Beach. This half-floor apartment has ocean views and access to the Nerang River, meaning the Supercars can be seen speeding down Main Beach Parade and the Gold Coast Highway.Marketing agent Barbara Posch, of Lucy Cole Prestige Property, said it was rare to come across apartments in this building because they were so tightly held.“This apartment offers large open plan living areas all flowing out to wraparound balconies to take advantage of mesmerising ocean views all the way up to the Broadwater,” she said.It has two bedrooms, two bathrooms and one parking space and is listed with a $849,000 price tag. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa14 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago1801/3440 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise. 13/18 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters.center_img On the 18th floor of the Rhapsody building, this apartment has an good vantage point to watch the event.In fact, it’s one of the best spots to see the Glitter Strip.“This one-bedroom apartment … overlooks the most stunning aspects of the city, the ocean and its golden beaches,” Ray White Surfers Paradise agent Tyler Dickson said. “Take in the view from the comfort of your living room or visit the rooftop garden where you’ll get breathtaking 360-degree views of Surfers Paradise and the hinterland.”It’s listed with an asking price of $306,000. 2552 “Mantra Circle On Cavill” 9 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise This Paradise Waters apartment’s north facing balcony has one of the best views of the circuit.The Gold Coast Highway, which forms almost half of the track, can be seen from the apartment’s two bedrooms, living room and kitchen.“The apartment offers views over the beautiful grounds, parkland, and the Main Beach and Southport city skylines,” marketing agent Paul Collins, of Ray White Main Beach said.It is on the market for $399,000. 13/18 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters. 22/3482 “The Waterford”, Main Beach Pde, Main Beach 2552 “Mantra Circle On Cavill” 9 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise. Watch the event in style from this sub-penthouse in the Circle on Cavill building.Given its position on the 55th level, the supercars may appear small but you can see them for longer than most people would as they race down Main Beach Pde.Mantra Group Surfers Paradise agent Rob Patis said the east-facing balcony had “awesome” views.“The views from here are simply awesome and almost equal to those the thousands of locals and holiday makers queue and pay for every day from Q1’s observation deck,” he said.It comes fully finished for the price of $1.42 million. 1801/3440 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise. 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Historic house earns owners $2.6m

first_imgKoowa at 23 Davidson Tce, Teneriffe, has sold for $3.8 millionA HISTORIC Brisbane house has earned its owners a whopping $2.6 million in 12 years.Known as Koowa, the 23 Davidson St property at Teneriffe went under the hammer yesterday, with an opening bid of $3 million.Intense negotiations followed with an offer of $3.8 million accepted by the vendors.It marks the highest sale price ever achieved for Davidson Terrace, with the next highest price being $2.75 million in 2017, according to CoreLogic. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours ago The house has been beautifully restored and renovatedHenry Hodge of McGrath Estate Agents said the sale also marked the second highest auction sale of a house without water views in Teneriffe this year. He would not be drawn on the details of the new owner, only saying it had been bought by a local buyer. CoreLogic property records show Koowa was bought by John Divitini and Jane Bickerdike for $1.2 million in 2006.The couple then undertook a massive restoration and renovation of the property spanning five years. The stunning house featured on the cover of Saturday’s Courier Mail Realestate liftout. For that story, Mr Divitini said the property had been renovated twice before they purchased it 12 years ago.“Before we bought it but it was just dirt underneath,” he said. “So we dug that out and put in a self-contained flat, three additional bedrooms, two bathrooms, a laundry, rumpus room and acellar. “We also reconfigured the top floor and added a massive deck, and we kept a lot of the original features like the leadlight.“But we completely modernised it, putting in airconditioning, smart wiring and we restored the fireplaces.“And we did a lot of work in the backyard, so much so it won two awards and was featured on the cover of a magazine.” Mr Divitini said they were happy with the auction result and would “probably do nothing for six months and then downsize when we find what we want”.“It will be sad to leave. It is a beautiful house and area but it is time for a new chapter,” he said.”last_img read more

Renovation transforms tired Gold Coast home into modern haven

first_imgBefore the Southport property at 88 Musgrave Ave was flipped.FROM a dilapidated 60-year-old house to a mid-century modern marvel, this Southport home has had an incredible transformation. It’s hard to imagine the humble beginnings the property had but glimpses are still found inside, like the original timber floorboards and layout of the second level. A holistic design approach was taken in the five-bedrooms house’s makeover to limit the impact on the environment. It looks like a completely new house now. The owners undertook an extensive rebuild to get it up to scratch.Now standing is a contemporary and stylish abode with pared-back luxury. Owners Alison Wan and Nigel Evans recently completed the rebuild after purchasing the property at 88 Musgrave Ave in 2016. “We did quite an extensive rebuild as such but kept the existing footprint upstairs,” Ms Wan said. “We love mid-century design and architecture and wanted to create a beautiful house with a great entertaining area for family and friends. Something unique and not just a spec house, we wanted a home not a house.” MORE NEWS: House holds record despite selling at a loss More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa10 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago MORE NEWS: Looking for a spot to park your boat? Compared to its previous state, which was stuck in the past.Black and timber contrast throughout the home, while polished concrete floors on the ground level are a trendy design element. The backyard, with a pool and pool house with a bar, is another highlight. “Pretty much everything has changed apart from the upstairs footprint,” Ms Wan said. “We tried to use as many sustainable products as possible and tried to salvage what we could of the existing house, like the existing floorboards.“I like the upstairs day-bed area where you can oversee everything with the big beautiful windows that enjoy the outside world.” Every inch of it exudes contemporary design. Or lots of pink? …Ms Wan said the extensive renovation was a labour of love for the pair who are ready to tackle the tools again. “We will be moving on to another project, maybe not as big and grand, something a little easier,” she said. The property is set to head under the hammer on August 24 via Mark Saveall, of McGrath Surfers Paradise. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:54Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:54 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. 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 Rate1xFullscreenAndrew Winter: To sell or to renovate?00:55 Would you prefer bold tones?last_img read more

Local owner-occupiers surprise developer with buyer interest

first_imgMonogram Residences.As house prices tick closer to the million-dollar mark at Stafford, a new boutique townhouse development is attracting first homebuyers and young professionals to the area.Of the 10 townhouses to be built at Monogram Residences, six have already been sold under construction. Check out the stylish Monogram Residences. Monogram Residences is under construction at Stafford.VIMG Queensland development manager Leo Primus said surprisingly buyers were local owner-occupiers from surrounding suburbs.“We weren’t expecting that at all,” Mr Primus said. “There is very little high quality new build stock coming to the market in Stafford.“The new product is well priced and is being well received in the market.” Inside Monogram Residences.With a great price point, Mr Primus said Monogram Residences was set alongside Gibson Park and nearby to some of Brisbane’s newest and eclectic cafes and shops.“People are chasing that larger space with low maintenance at a price point to enjoy the local lifestyle,” Mr Primus said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours ago“These are architecturally designed townhouses. The layout has been designed with amenity and entertainment in mind.“We saw Stafford as an emerging market with no new townhouses or medium-density projects being delivered there.”Available in two and three-level layouts, the designer three-bedroom, two-bathroom plus powder room townhouses are priced from $580,000.The modern open-plan layouts allow for natural light and fresh air to spill through the generous living spaces in the family-friendly home designs.VIMG development director Matthew Curnow said: “Stafford has all the benefits of a tranquil residential suburb with its large selection of parks, sporting fields, bicycle tracks and natural open space. “Young professionals and families with primary school aged children are attracted to the area and the high level of finishes that we offer.”Monogram Residences will feature engineered marble, natural timber flooring, Smeg appliances and high ceilings throughout. Some will have a butler’s pantry and living spaces opening onto sunny terraces with private courtyards. The project is expected to be completed by June 2020. HOW THIS HOME MOVED SUBURBS MORE QLD REAL ESTATE NEWS: WHY BUILD TO RENT IS BOOMINGlast_img read more

Betty’s Burgers’ founder wants $20m for Noosa mansion

first_imgThe view from the house at 46 Seaview Tce, Sunshine Beach, which is on the market for $20m.THE founder of Betty’s Burgers is selling the Sunshine Beach mansion he bought for more than $15 million less than two years ago.David Hales has put the beachfront property at 46 Seaview Terrace on the market with an ambitious $20 million price tag.Mr Hales purchased the home from tennis great Pat Rafter in January 2018, when it became one of the most expensive properties ever sold on the Sunshine Coast.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:39Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:39 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. 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 Rate1xFullscreenCelebrity homes in Noosa00:40RELATED: Celebrity holiday hideaway snapped upHoliday hot spots where prices are set to skyrocketJeff Bridges sells LA home to OprahTom Offermann of Tom Offermann Real Estate is marketing the property, which he originally sold to Mr Hales.This house at 46 Seaview Tce, Sunshine Beach, is on the market for $20m.Mr Hales and his wife, Louise, who are avid boating enthusiasts, are moving to another waterfront property in Noosa Sound, which they purchased through Tom Offermann Real Estate.Records show the Hales paid $5.67 million for the property in Witta Circle in April this year.“It’s timely for someone else to move in and mix fitness with pleasure, walking to Noosa Heads via Alexandria Bay in the Noosa National Park, similarly vibrant Sunshine Beach village with its nationally known restaurants, cafes and bars,” Mr Offermann said.David Hales, the founder of the Betty’s Burgers chain, is selling his Sunshine Beach mansion. Photo: Eric Blaich.Mr Offermann said the Hales had made “substantial improvements” to the Seaview Terrace property and its sale would test the current residential record.“Noosa’s beachfront homes are amongst Australia’s most sought after and the price record is about to be tested again,” Mr Offermann said.The current record for the Sunshine Coast region was set in 2018, when a beachfront property just streets away sold for $18 million.This property at 21-23 Webb Rd, Sunshine Beach, holds the record for the most expensive home sale on the Sunshine Coast at $18m.MORE: $40m of real estate set to sell in one nightThe seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom property at 21-23 Webb Road had a four-car garage, glass-fronted pool, tennis court with cabana, domestic and commercial kitchens, wine storage and a separate self-contained guesthouse.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoThe home used to be owned by Pat Rafter. Picture: Jerad WilliamsThe seven-bedroom, five-bathroom property at 46 Seaview Terrace features lavish finishes such as marble, mosaics and Venetian plaster walls and floors.Open plan living spaces offer ocean views from most rooms.This house at 46 Seaview Tce, Sunshine Beach, is on the market for $20m.A curvaceous white staircase is a statement feature, while the master bedroom has an ensuite, dressing room and private deck.A curved white staircase is a feature of the house at 46 Seaview Tce, Sunshine Beach.A private garden-level wing off the house which spills onto the lawn and beach pathway could be used as an additional office, music room or guest suite.Inside the house at 46 Seaview Tce, Sunshine Beach, which is back on the market.There’s also a home theatre, media room and climate-controlled wine cellar, along with a glass-tiled infinity pool and a private path leading directly to the beach.The house spans a massive 1031 sqm and sits on a 1283 sqm block with 28m beach frontage.last_img read more

Damen takes over Keppel’s Verolme shipyard

first_imgDutch offshore shipbuilder Damen has completed the purchase of the Verolme shipyard from Singapore’s largest rig builder, Keppel Offshore & Marine.Keppel said on Saturday that the company’s shipyard in the Netherlands was sold to Damen Shipyards Group for a total consideration of EUR 23.5 million ($26.75 million).The company added that the total consideration was agreed on a willing buyer willing seller basis taking into account Keppel Verolme’s expected net asset value at the close of the transaction and the shipyard’s position in the Netherlands ship repair and conversion market.As a result of the sale, Keppel Verolme has ceased to be a subsidiary of Keppel with immediate effect.The sale is part of Keppel’s efforts to optimize its operations and rationalize its global network of yards in line with its business needs. When Offshore Energy Today first reported about the sale on April 10, Damen said that the acquisition of the Verolme Shipyard in Rotterdam would mark the next step in strengthening its repair and conversion activities within the regional ship repair and conversion market.Keppel also said in Saturday’s statement that the transaction would not have any material impact on the net tangible assets and earnings per share of Keppel Corporation for the financial year ending December 31, 2017.In a separate statement, Damen said that, as of July 1, the Keppel Verolme Shipyard, including its 250 staff members, would continue operations under the Damen flag.Durk-Jan Nederlof, managing director of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion, said: “We look forward to joining forces with the Verolme yard and its people. The facilities and personnel are complementary to our existing organization. This acquisition will enable us to serve our existing clients even better while opening up new opportunities.”The Verolme yard, located in Rotterdam’s Botlek harbor, has three dry docks – the largest of which measures 405 x 90 meters – and almost 2 kilometers of quay capacity. Damen Shiprepair & Conversion already operates eight repair and conversion yards in the Netherlands and another eight abroad.last_img read more

Pakistan’s LNG imports to shoot over 30 mtpa by 2022?

first_imgPakistan is planning to establish its position among major importers of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as annual imports could surpass 30 million tons by 2022. Speaking to Reuters, Pakistan’s petroleum minister Shahid Abbasi said that the country has set an ambitious plan to boost its LNG imports that currently stand at 4.5 million tons.He noted that, since the commissioning of the country’s first LNG import terminal in 2015, international suppliers have shown increased interest in delivering the chilled fuel to Pakistan that is looking to increase power production in order to end its energy woes.In addition to suppliers, private companies are looking to finance and develop LNG terminals in Pakistan to serve the country’s consumers directly.Höegh LNG, together with Qatar Petroleum, Total, Mitsubishi and ExxonMobil formed a consortium to develop a third LNG import terminal, with Höegh LNG signing a 20-year FSRU charter contract with Global Energy Infrastructure Limited (GEIL) in December 2016.In January this year, Excelerate Energy concluded negotiations with the consortium of Engro, Fatima, and Shell to supply its second FSRU for a project that is expected to start up in 2018.Abbasi said the country is in negotiations with Russia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Oman to secure deals for the supply of up to three LNG cargoes per month to the second LNG import terminal expected to come online in October.He added that Pakistan could float new tenders if it fails to negotiate better terms through the government-to-government talks.The country recently closed two tenders for the supply of 240 LNG cargoes in total to the terminal.Italy’s Eni grabbed a 15-year deal to supply 180 cargoes of liquefied natural gas, while the commodity trading house Gunvor won the second tender to supply 60 cargoes over a five-year period. LNG World News Stafflast_img read more

Oceanteam Wins Long-Term Turntable Contract

first_imgOceanteam Solutions has been awarded a long-term contract to supply a company that performs the installation of marine power cables with a 2000T demountable turntable including engineering and personnel services.The mobilisation and demobilisation of the equipment onto client’s vessel will take place at Oceanteam’s own facility in Velsen Noord, The Netherlands. Furthermore, Oceanteam will accommodate professional operators for the complete project. The project is planned to be executed in summer 2017.“Oceanteam Solutions has just renewed collaboration with this particular client, through which we have proved that the multi-year partnerships in our line of work are possible. We are very pleased to have won this contract and are convinced that one of the key factors of our successful collaboration is the trust that we’ve built,” said Lex van Doorn, managing director of Oceanteam Solutions.Oceanteam also supplied a cable laying spread to another client, which is still operational and under long-term contract. In this project, the company was responsible for the engineering, supply and mobilisation of a 4000T demountable turntable and loading tower with built-in tensioner for a cable laying project in Germany.last_img read more

Nautilus Minerals Director Resigns

first_imgNautilus Minerals informed that Mark P. M. Horn has resigned as a director of the company.Mark P. M. Horn has advised the company that he will lead Deep Sea Mining Finance (DSMF), a recently formed joint-venture between the two major shareholders of Nautilus, Metalloinvest Holding (Cyprus) and MB Holding Company.DSMF and Nautilus are in discussions concerning the potential engagement of DSMF as Nautilus’ financial advisor to implement a financing strategy for Nautilus, by leveraging the internationalexpertise and financial relationships of Nautilus’ two major shareholders.Nautilus needs to raise approximately USD 41 million before the end of 2017, and an additional approximately USD 270 million is required in order to complete the build and deployment of the seafloor production system to be utilized at the Solwara 1 Project by the company and its joint venture partner (as to 15%), the Independent State of Papua New Guinea’s nominee, in early 2019.Mark P. M. Horn,on behalf of DSMF, said: “Nautilus is a world leader in seafloor mining technology. This is a very exciting time in the mining industry, as deep-sea mining is on the verge of becoming a reality. Nautilus’ two largest shareholders are very pleased to be playing an important part in the development of this new industry.”Nautilus is currently seeking the appointment of a new independent director and is in active discussions with various candidates.last_img read more

Report: Explosion Reported on board Stricken Iranian Tanker

first_imgAn explosion has been reported Wednesday on board the Iranian tanker Sanchi, which has been burning for four days off the eastern coast of China, CNN informed citing local authorities.Due to the explosion, the 14 rescue vessels scavenging the area for potential survivors had to retreat. 31 mariners of the 32 members of Sanchi’s crew remain unaccounted for. The body of one crew member has been recovered.Local authorities warned earlier that there is a danger of the ship exploding, breaking into half and sinking, resulting in a major oil spill.Efforts to put out the fire continue to be underway for the fourth day since the collision between the tanker and a Hong Kong-flagged bulker CF Crystal. Nevertheless, the activities remain to be hampered by the fire and thick smoke billowing from the stricken vessel, along with harsh weather conditions.It is estimated that the fire could burn for a period ranging from two weeks to a month, Reuters reported earlier citing an official from South Korea’s Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries.The ill-fated tanker, owned by Bright Shipping Ltd and managed by National Iranian Tanker Co. (NITC), is loaded with 136,000 tons of Iranian crude oil.CF Crystal has berthed in Zhoushan since the incident where the maritime authorities will launch an investigation into the collision.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more