These are the Gold Coast’s top 3 homes going to auction this weekend

first_img108 Wilson St, Labrador.HOUSE hunters are spoiled for choice this weekend with a newly renovated property, waterfront mansion and location home among those going under the hammer.Auctions will kick off with a Labrador property at 10am on Saturday.The three-bedroom, two-bathroom home at 108 Wilson St is close to the Chirn Park precinct and a short walk to the Broadwater. 60 Avanti St, Mermaid Waters. 108 Wilson St, Labrador. 42 Buccaneer Way, Coomera Waters.“When you step inside this beautiful home, it will take your breath away,” he said.“Be prepared to take your time to enjoy the quality, the design and the build of this amazing family home.”It has five bedrooms, three bathrooms, separate media and games rooms, as well as a pool and pontoon.On Sunday, a Mermaid Waters property will be offered to the public at 1pm.NGU Real Estate Gold Coast agent Sean Graves, who is marketing the property at 60 Avanti St with Edward Smyth, said its location had attracted prospective buyers in droves. 108 Wilson St, Labrador. 60 Avanti St, Mermaid Waters.center_img 42 Buccaneer Way, Coomera Waters. 108 Wilson St, Labrador.Marketing agent Ash Breen, of Lambert Willcox Estate Agents, said it had attracted a lot of interest from first home buyers and families looking to downsize.“It’s a really, really nicely renovated home (and) a really good entry level property,” Mr Breen said.He said the home had a large open living area with built-in surround sound system and an entertainer’s style kitchen that flows out onto an outdoor timber deck.“The selling point is the really big outdoor entertainment area,” Mr Breen said.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa16 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoIt has a kitchenette with built-in barbecue and pizza oven as well as a large dining table, which Mr Breen said would be left with the home.Later in the afternoon, a Coomera Waters mansion will hit the auction block at noon.LJ Hooker Coomera agent Jason Reed described the waterfront property at 42 Buccaneer Way in his listing as a family home offering the “ultimate sea-change lifestyle” for those escaping larger cities. 60 Avanti St, Mermaid Waters.“We’ve had probably close to 50 groups through it,” he said.“There’s a few people talking about bidding on the day.”He said international, interstate and local buyers were interested in the new four-bedroom, four-bathroom property.He said its design and flow were among its biggest drawcards.The multi-storey home, which was built by award-winning industry experts, has an open living area that flows onto an alfresco area and poolside terrace 42 Buccaneer Way, Coomera Waters.last_img read more

Gold Coast mansion the ultimate party house

first_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:15Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:15 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p270p270p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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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 Rate1xFullscreenAndrew Winter: The value of a view01:16 There’s an effortless flow between the indoor and outdoor areas. The outdoor entertainment areas are seamlessly integrated with the main inside living zones thanks to glass stacker doors, which allow the house to be fully opened up creating an indoor/outdoor haven. Alfresco entertaining is a breeze thanks to an outdoor kitchen with a barbecue, heating, fans and strip lighting in a bespoke concrete beam. Two bedrooms with ensuites, as well as a multipurpose room, gym and laundry complete the ground floor. The main bedroom sits in a private wing on the second level and offers a balcony, ensuite, walk-in wardrobe and study. Two further bedrooms with walk-in wardrobes and ensuites are also on the top floor in a separate wing. The owner Karen Flynn is selling to downsize now her children have moved away from home. The five-bedroom house at 15 Cleland Cres is on the market with a $7.495 million price tag. MORE NEWS: The city which won Australia’s popularity contest Check out those city views. The 2000-bottle cellar ensures each event will be well catered for with wine.Marketing agent Jordan Williams, of JW Prestige Agents, said the mansion was a “modern, industrial masterpiece.”“There’s not really any house like it on the Gold Coast,” he said. “It boasts over 30m of due north main river frontage, which is very rare especially in Broadbeach Waters. 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“It is also built 300mm above traditional flood level so it has an elevated position looking down to the Nerang River and unbelievable skyline views.” MORE NEWS: Would you buy a half-built house? By the fireplace is the perfect spot for an intimate winter gathering. Looking for the ultimate entertainer? A luxury mansion at 15 Cleland Cres, Broadbeach Waters, is suitable for any occasion.THOSE who enjoy entertaining will feel right at home at this luxury waterfront mansion. Whether it be a lavish soiree, summer pool party or the ultimate New Year’s Eve gathering with champagne and front seat views of the fireworks, the house is suitable for any occasion. The contemporary Broadbeach Waters home has a main river position and offers unparalleled views of the city skyline. It was built four years ago and designed by renowned architect Adam Beck of BDA Architects. Did someone say pool party? And the kitchen will make cooking for the masses a breeze.Mr Williams said the grand abode was the ultimate entertainer.“We have been approached by Samsung and movie production companies to host events there,” he said. “My favourite part of the house would have to be the fireplace in the lounge room, just sitting there looking out at main river.” It has a modern, industrial style.The mansion has a striking stone and timber facade and makes an impressive first statement. The front door opens to a wide hallway, which leads past the centrepiece of the home — a solar-heated pool and spa surrounded by a ModWood deck and landscaped gardens. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows offer outlooks to the pool area and river views that lie just beyond. The floorplan then opens to the main living area with a sleek kitchen, dining room and a cosy living room, which sits under a double-height ceiling with feature pendant lighting. A fireplace within a cobblestoned feature wall adds to the ambience of this zone, as does the glass encased, 2000-bottle wine cellar, which is temperature controlled. last_img read more

Interior designer Leila Macaione loves her riverside suburb

first_imgBrisbane interior designer Leila Macaione, of Studio LMD.Brisbane interior designer Leila Macaione, of Studio LMD, is known for her creative expertise. She most recently put her touch on Chandler’s new James Bond-inspired house, for sale at 558 London Rd. What was the best piece of property advice you were given? We are planning to redesign our outdoor courtyard and garden so I’m looking forward to changing that element of the house. Don’t buy what you can’t realistically afford. Where we are located is quiet and relatively secluded. Cafes and restaurants are all within walking distance and plenty of parks to take our puppy for a walk.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours ago What would you change about your home? If money was no option, what would be your fantasy home and where? Villa in Capri? Chalet in the Swiss Alps? Where do you live and why? Without a doubt, it would be a villa in Taormina, Sicily. I love that it is always filled with beautiful natural light and we are surrounded by greenery which always creates a calm ambience. We have also just had a new whiskey bar built in under the stairs which has been a fun new addition. I live in Hamilton, Brisbane. I live here because it has great proximity to everything and I love being near the river. What is the best thing about your suburb? What do you love about your home?last_img read more

Unusual water feature a highlight of Gold Coast house

first_img“It’s got a waterfall that comes out of the ceiling over the pool,” Mr Reid said.No expense was spared in construction of the five-bedroom waterfront house, which hit the market this week.“It only took us eight months to build. We finished in October last year and we’ve just been tidying it up for selling,” Mr Reid said.The house goes to auction on February 9. The Mermaid Waters residence at 33 Sundowner Court has an unusual water feature in its entry foyer.Step inside this Gold Coast home and anything will seem possible, even walking on water.Guests will tread carefully through the entry foyer of the Mermaid Waters residence where an impressive water feature takes centre stage.It looks like a miniature lap pool with stepping stones offering an easy passage to avoid getting wet.But a large sheet of custom-made clear acrylic means it can be walked over while staying dry. RELATED: Water feature stands out in Gold Coast mega-mansion Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59 The house has recently been built. Pendant lights suspended from a towering void are also standout features.Owner and builder Jon Reid said a lot of research went into the water feature, which had been designed to take care of itself.“I’m a builder by profession and I wanted to do something in this house that’s never been done before,” he said.“We spent a lot of time engineering it.” MORE NEWS: Ashy Bines sells Gold Coast housecenter_img MORE NEWS: Avo dream to own a farm? He spent almost $50,000 on the feature, which has Italian mosaic tiles and coloured lighting.“It’s a lot of money but everyone that comes in and sees it thinks, ‘Oh my god’,” he said.Other cleverly designed features throughout the house include floating staircases with lighting, pendant lights suspended from a towering void and two more water features outside.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa8 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago The pool has two more water features.last_img read more

Reach Subsea awards more time to Edda Fonn vessel

first_imgNorwegian subsea service provider Reach Subsea has renegotiated and extended the charter party agreement with its compatriot offshore services provider Østensjø Rederi for the vessel Edda Fonn.The new contract expires January 1, 2019 but commercial terms were left undisclosed.Reach said in an Oslo Stock Exchange filing on Thursday that Edda Fonn is currently scheduled for a contract starting July 9 for 20 days firm plus 20 days options.CEO, Jostein Alendal, commented: “We are pleased to have Edda Fonn in our fleet, a vessel that fits into our focus markets and cooperation with MMT Sweden.“An important part of our operational strategy is to collaborate with high quality ship owners and we are looking forward to continuing the good relationship with Østensjø in the years ahead. The extension of the Edda Fonn agreement is in line with our growth strategy and targeted fleet size for the coming years.”The survey, inspection & light construction vessel Edda Fonn was built in 2003 by Myklebust Verft. It started working for Reach Subsea in December 2014 under a three-year contract.The vessel has an overall length of 84.7 meters, 18 meters beam, 700 square meters aft deck and a 7.2×7.2 meters moonpool.last_img read more

Moody’s Reaffirms Panama Canal’s A2 Long-Term Rating

first_imgThe Panama Canal Authority’s (ACP) A2 long-term rating has been reaffirmed with a stable outlook, according to ratings agency Moody’s.The ACP’s strong financial performance has resulted in better than anticipated financial metrics, driven by the successful operations of the Expanded Panama Canal, the agency explained.Moody’s also noted the canal’s strong operating track record and robust growth after the expansion.“Once again the credit rating agency confirms the great operational and financial strength of the canal and recognizes that the robust institutional structure and governance continue to be key to the success of the Panama Canal Authority,” Francisco J. Miguez, Panama Canal Vice President of Finance, said.The credit rating agency said that the canal has demonstrated resiliency in times of economic downturn, highlighting that “despite macroeconomic factors, such as sluggish economic global performance, tariff disputes, and a low demand for raw materials in Latin America and Asia, that could negatively impact the canal’s operations, Moody’s estimates tonnage to continue increasing during 2019.”In August, Fitch Ratings affirmed the ACP A investment grade rating with a stable outlook for its long-term issuer default rating and its senior unsecured notes. In July, Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Global Ratings improved the canal’s outlook from stable to positive, and also affirmed its A- rating of the waterway.last_img read more

JERA Global Markets buys LNG cargo from Woodside

first_imgImage courtesy of JERA Global MarketsJERA Global Markets has purchased a liquefied natural gas cargo from Woodside Energy Trading Singapore. The cargo will be sourced from the Wheatstone LNG project in Western Australia and will be delivered to one of JERA’s LNG terminals in Japan during May, JERAGM said in a statement on Wednesday.The cargo is the first Asia Pacific cargo to be transacted by JERAGM and represents the continuation of the parties’ long established partnership.JERAGM became operational in April 2019 following the merging of JERA and EDF Trading’s LNG optimization and trading activities.The merger enables the company to expand its global energy trading platform, allowing it to provide services such as LNG supply, offtake and financial risk management.last_img read more

De Nora forms new marine business to drive growth plans

first_imgDe Nora, an Italian provider of energy-saving products and water treatment solutions, is creating a new legal entity, De Nora Marine Technologies LLC. “While the initial development of our marine business benefitted greatly from being part of a larger organization, it has entered a significant growth phase and is able to stand on its own,” Matt Granitto said. Already an established player in the delivery of ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) for the global maritime market, De Nora said it will use the new entity to deliver global business growth. This will be facilitated via acquisitions and organically through sales of its Balpure BWTS and other soon-to-be launched advanced water treatment technologies. De Nora Marine Technologies will be headquartered at De Nora’s facility in Sugarland Texas, USA, and headed up by General Manager Matt Granitto, with existing project teams and global operational bases continuing to operate under the new entity. Launched on 1 April 2020, the new company will facilitate De Nora’s global growth strategy within the maritime market, offering products and industry expertise to address growing calls for advanced water treatment technologies, in line with increasingly stringent environmental regulations, according to the company.center_img As demand for high-quality water treatment technologies grows exponentially, the new streamlined entity aims to offer customers products, developed and managed by a team with “the unique insight” necessary to simplify the normally complex process of water treatment technology purchasing decisions.  The formation of the De Nora Marine Technologies LLC comes at a critical time for the shipping industry when owners and operators face “a plethora of important investment decisions” regarding compliance with new environmental regulations, this includes the Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) and the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL). “Through standing on its own, De Nora Marine Technologies is able to understand and better adapt to the unique needs of the maritime community, at a critical time when owners and operators are under intense scrutiny to increase their environmental performance.”last_img read more

Shearer wants fern on flag

first_imgNZ Herald 18 Dec 2011New Labour leader David Shearer is a republican who supports a new national flag, and a social liberal on gay issues – though he is less liberal on drug and alcohol issues.….He said he had no issue with gay marriage or same-sex adoption, and acknowledged that updating adoption laws – which the Government has said is not a priority – was long overdue. He would have to see the detail of any bill to legalise gay marriage or same-sex adoption before voting for them but supported them in principle. But he is less liberal on cannabis. “I don’t think people should go to prison for smoking a joint but I don’t support legalising cannabis.” He said there was merit in the Law Commission’s recommendation for a mandatory cautioning scheme. Under the commission’s proposal, a cannabis smoker would receive three warnings; the first two would include information on treatment, and on legal and health issues. The third caution would require a user to attend an intervention session, and a fourth would result in prosecution. Such a scheme would not legalise cannabis, which would remain a Class C drug.…On alcohol reform, Mr Shearer supported a split purchase age of 18 in bars and 20 in supermarkets and liquor shops. He said there was some evidence to clamp down on alcohol advertising, but he wanted to research the issue more.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10773745last_img read more