Six apartments already sold at One Palm Beach

first_imgOne Palm Beach is a luxury apartment development at Palm Beach.BUYERS have jumped at the chance of owning an apartment at One Palm Beach with six already sold.Situated on the beachfront, One Palm Beach features 17 high-end apartments.Velocity Property Group partnered with international architecture and interior design practice Plus Architecture to deliver the collection of multi-million dollar residences. Velocity Property Group managing director Brendon Ansell said the excitement with One Palm Beach was threefold.“It’s absolute beachfront in a serene and stunning location that gives buyers access to Burleigh Headland, Tallebudgera Creek and Currumbin Creek. “It’s surrounded by a growing variety of cafes and restaurants that are adding to Palm Beach being the hottest suburb to watch on the Gold Coast with a 38 per cent median house price jump and strong price growth in the last five years.” More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North7 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoOne Palm Beach is at 1331 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach.Apartments from the third floor have views from the ocean to the Hinterland. With only two apartments per floor, the three and four-bedroom homes have 180 degree vistas, extending north to Surfers Paradise and south to Coolangatta. The full floor penthouse takes advantage of its top floor elevation with 360 degree views. Resident facilities include a deck and pool. Prices start at $1.795 million with the being project marketed by Ray White agent Scott Wagner. “We’ve had some strong inquiry on the site,” he said. “Now that the basement has been dug out, the large number of people who were considering buying are taking action.” The building is expecting to be complete by July, 2018.last_img read more

Motorsport legend Dick Johnson lists his Gold Coast penthouse

first_imgOne of the private balconies How a house rescued from demolition became a labour of love And another oneBut Johnson said that life was busier than ever, despite the fact “I should be retired”.“I did less as a driver,” he laughed.He remains the part owner of the V8 Supercar team DJR Team Penske, and has started a new business with his son.His eldest grandson, who started racing go karts, is making a push in to the Hyundai Excel racing series, with his grandfather coaching from the sidelines.“I am still flat chat,” he laughed. “It would be good to have a weekend away from the racetrack.”But while Johnson said they would be sad to let go of the penthouse they had called home for 15 years, it was time to pass it on. CELEB NEWS: Life goes on for richlist Palmer family post-election Brisbane designer home costs year’s private school fees to rent a month Drivers Scott McLaughlin and Fabian Coulthard with their brand-new Shell V-Power Racing Team Ford Mustang Supercar alongside Motorsport Legend Dick Johnson. Picture: David CairdMOTOR racing legend Dick Johnson is taking his penthouse for a spin on the property market, listing his Gold Coast skyhome for sale.On the market for offers over $2.2 million, the sub-penthouse was purchased by the Aussie champion and his wife Julianne off-the-plan back in 2003, with the couple moving in after the Mirvac-developed building was completed in 2006. MORE: Builders to the stars reveal latest jawdropping Brisbane project The Icon building“They (the residences) are all one per floor and because of the shape of the building, they get bigger the higher up they go,” she said.“This one is on the seventh floor and in a premium building on the island with 180 degree views.“They don’t come up often and they are very private, with only six in the building.” SUPERCARS – NEWCASTLE 500 – Pictured is DJR/Team Penske Co-Owner Dick Johnson during the second practice session of the Newcastle 500 today. Picture: Tim Hunter.Savills Gold Coast agent Georgia Elson said the penthouse was located in the sought-after Icon building. Erin McNaught and Example now call Brisbane home after splashing $2.8m Australia’s ‘cheapest house’ comes with a catchcenter_img Honey Badger lands sweet deal The Icon building in the Broadwater precinct is located within 6m of the water’s edge, with views over the Broadwater, north to Sovereign Island and the Gold Coast’s hinterland.There are three bedrooms, four bathrooms, and space for three vehicles. Paradise Point is a magnet for celebrities and the well-heeledThe racing legend himself spoke exclusively to the Courier Mail, saying they were drawn to the sub-penthouse and development due to its location and security.“We bought it at the time because we were downsizing and our lifestyle meant we were away a lot,” he said.“It has been a fantastic place to live but we have now moved to another unit which on the top floor (of another building on the Gold Coast) and it is time for a change.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoYou could eat lunch and watch the boats whiz pastJohnson said the balconies were his favourite place to hang out, saying he could sit back and watch the boating world go by.“On a Sunday afternoon on a good day it was like the Monaco Grand Prix,” he said.The couple, who have two grandchildren, said it had also been a great place for the kids to spend time, with its pool, gym, sauna and access to a private beach. It is time to move on, the legend said“It would suit someone looking for security and lifestyle,” he said. “I don’t think there is a place like it.“You can mix with people or, equally, never talk to anyone. The calibre of people living there is great, a great community.”The waterfront penthouse is located in a gated community on Ephraim Island, which is accessed by a bridge. The master bedroomStylish living spaces featuring high ceilings are found throughout the residence, which also includes spacious formal and casual areas and an open plan kitchen.Shared facilities include a 25-meter heated lap pool, two resort pools, a gym, day spa, sauna and a restaurant.There is also 24 hour manned security, and the community is pet friendly.Ephraim Island itself has been described as a “residential address like no other”, and is home to luxury apartments, villas and beach houses, open spaces including two tidal inlets, central park spaces and a conservation area for osprey and sea birds. There is also a 115 berth, private marina with deepwater access. What a view!Paradise Point is a haven for some of Australia’s sporting, business and celebrity icons, with many properties selling in the multi-millions. And another balcony with views!last_img read more

Holt: Could BCS lose anti-trust suit?

first_imgThere are a number of things in this country I’d like to see come to an end. The recession tops the list, followed by M. Night Shyamalan’s filmmaking career and the BCS. Yes, the BCS, that flawed and controversial overlord of college football. Or, in the eyes of the state of Utah, the root of all evil.After what some (read: residents of Utah) perceived as an outrageous snub, the 12-0 University of Utah was not allowed to play for the 2008-09 national title. Despite being the only undefeated team left in FBS football, the Utes were ranked sixth in the BCS standings and played Alabama in the Sugar Bowl, while Oklahoma battled Florida for the title in a matchup of one-loss teams.Apparently, the pride from throttling an uninspired Alabama team and finishing second in the final polls didn’t last very long, as Utah’s attorney general Mark Shurtleff plans to file an antitrust lawsuit against the BCS in June. When public whining by non-BCS schools and pleas to the president weren’t enough to change things, those incensed Utes decided to take things into their own hands.The lawsuit accuses the BCS of owning an unfair and harmful monopoly over college football. In many respects, Shurtleff has a legitimate argument. Only 10 teams get bids to BCS bowls, and a non-BCS school such as Utah has to play flawlessly to be one of them. It needs to finish both as its conference champion and in the top 12 of the BCS rankings to earn an automatic bid, and only one non-BCS school can receive said-bid each year. And just to rub salt in the wound, Notre Dame, which doesn’t even belong to a conference, gets in automatically if it finishes in the top eight of the BCS rankings.In addition, the amount of revenue major conference schools get from the BCS dwarfs that of the Hawaiis and Boise States of the world. While the BCS distributed $70 million total to the non-BCS conferences since it was instituted, ESPN reported that it paid $18 million each year to the major conferences.So yes, the BCS is the jerk in Monopoly who buys every property just because he can, while Utah is stuck with a house on Baltic Avenue and a sour attitude. But a number of purely football-related reasons indicate the messy affair this lawsuit is bound to become.Utah will point to the fact it is the only non-BCS team to win two BCS bowls. Their 21-0 first- quarter lead over Alabama in the ’09 Sugar Bowl — good. The fact the Crimson Tide players looked like they would rather be eating glass than playing that game — not so good. That incredible 2007 Fiesta Bowl victory by Boise State will probably be pointed to as well. Hawaii’s 41-10 loss in the 2008 Sugar Bowl might be conveniently forgotten.Shurtleff won’t be alone in the suit either; he’s gathering allies to form a Justice League of Football as I write this. However, his only hope might be if some of the big boy BCS schools decide to take up the cause. Perhaps the Badgers could be motivated to join the fight? As recently as the 2006-07 season, they finished 12-1 with a top 10 ranking, yet did not play in a BCS bowl due to rules stating only two teams per conference may do so (thanks, Michigan and OSU).Texas Tech might have something to say as well. After all, the Red Raiders weren’t too happy about being odd man out in a Big 12 where Texas got a BCS bid despite losing to the Raiders in their head-to-head matchup.More than likely, the lawsuit will result more in publicity and courtroom bickering than in the end of the BCS. According to ESPN, if Utah wins the suit, the BCS would have to restructure and pay damages to any “states and universities harmed by the BCS.” That’s a lot of money. Luckily, after signing a $500 million TV contract, the BCS can afford lots of big defense attorneys, who will likely use lots of big words to make this into a bigger deal than it needs to be.Ultimately, I don’t think the lawsuit will succeed. There’s too much subjectivity involved and, ironically, subjectivity is what the BCS was created to fix. I don’t even necessarily think this is the right way to go about changing things.However, by actually doing something, Shurtleff is at least taking a step toward fixing the problem. Unfortunately, money can go a long way, so the chances we get playoffs in FBS football are about as good as the odds Utah accepts a settlement just to shut up.last_img read more