Gold Coast mega mansion hits the market with a $14.88 million price tag

first_imgIs it a resort? Picture: Richard GoslingThe home takes up most of the 2103sq m block and overlooks the Broadwater.It has 55m of water frontage and features multiple entertainment areas, seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms with extensive marble and timber flooring.From the gated entry, cylindrical pillars and a high wooden portico stand guard over a stone driveway and manicured gardens. Fancy a dinner overlooking the Broadwater?Inside, a combination of timber and wrought-iron features demand your attention while floor-to-ceiling glass offers a spectacular vista of the open water.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North11 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoA sunken carpeted lounge is beneath 7m ceilings and warmed by a fireplace.There is a collection of stunning formal and casual living spaces at every turn with extensive marble and timber floors throughout.“It’s a perfect house for a large family as there’s so many areas you don’t feel like you’re on top of each other,” Mr Peat said. Brian Peat and Eileen Peat in front of their home Grand Vista. Picture: Richard GoslingA MEGA mansion on the Sovereign Islands has hit the market for $14.88 million, more than double its 2010 selling price after major renovations.Vendors Brian and Eileen Peat bought Grand Vista at auction for $7 million from receivers in 2010.It was fallen Gold Coast developer John Fish’s mansion which had previously been on the market in 2009 for $15 million. The mansion from the water. The kitchen has been expanded.Prestige Property Agents principal Amir Mian is marketing the property.“It suits someone wealthy who wants privacy and wants something unique,” he said.“There’s no blocks available on this side now with three blocks and city views so you cannot replace this now.” Tour this palatial mansion in tomorrow’s Gold Coast Bulletin Realestate magazine. The bedrooms feature stunning views of the Broadwater. From the air it is a sight to behold.As well as expanding the kitchen and creating a seamless indoor-outdoor flow to the poolside teppanyaki alfresco area, the pair also worked their magic at the other end of the house, in the entertainment precinct.A stunning open-plan wing complete with a bar, dining, lounge, library and outdoor area accessible via bi-folds can operate as a large-scale functions area.From the foyer, a curved timber and wrought iron staircase leads to the five ensuited bedrooms on the upper level including the luxurious main bedroom. Brian and Eileen Peat have put their sprawling mansion on the market. Picture: Richard GoslingMr Fish paid $6.5 million for the home in 2003 and had undertaken a major refurbishment but when the Peats bought the property it was incomplete and hadn’t been maintainedThey then spent big bucks transforming it from a Mediterranean-style mansion into a contemporary resort-style haven.“The owner virtually ran out of money,” Mr Peat said.“The floor was concrete, the kitchen was tiny and there were whole areas of blank space.”“We rewired a lot of things, changed the lighting and installed CBUS throughout.” The view once you step inside the front door.The basement has a wine cellar, gym, steam room and a powder room, plus a 10-car garage.The Peats have lived on the Sovereign Islands since 2007 and said Grand Vista’s privacy, luxury features and sprawling design initially sparked their interest.“A lot of big houses don’t have the separation that this property does,” Mr Peat said.“You can have a big house but you are all on top of each other whereas here there’s plenty of different areas.” The entertainment wing. No detail has been spared in the design of this luxury mansion.last_img read more

Syracuse overcomes slow start to blow out Penn, 4-0

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Eight minutes into Sunday’s game, Liz Sack intercepted a pass from a Pennsylvania defender and began to push the ball toward the Quakers’ half of the field. As she crossed the midfield line, she curved between two Penn defenders and carried the ball all the way to the end line.The ball skirted harmlessly out of bounds after a misjudged dribble, but it was still an important moment for the Orange.Sack’s offensive surge was the first time an SU attacker carried the ball past midfield, and it was the Orange’s first real chance at a goal after facing an offensive onslaught early from the Quakers.“At least we got something going there,” an SU fan yelled from the stands.After a slow start from the Syracuse (8-1, 2-1 Atlantic Coast) offense, a surge in the final 50 minutes of the game led SU to a 4-0 romp over Penn (5-2, 1-0 Ivy League) on Sunday at J.S. Coyne Stadium. The win came just two days after the Orange dropped a 3-2 double-overtime game to No. 5 North Carolina, its first and only loss of the season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textPenn posted three shots in the first six minutes of the game as the Orange defenders stood on their heels. Just five minutes in, SU goalie Regan Spencer was forced to save a dangerous shot from close range. A minute later, a Penn shot clanged off the post to Spencer’s left, missing the net by mere inches.After an SU pass drifted out of bounds, Orange head coach Ange Bradley began pacing on the sideline in front of the bench, leaning toward the field as she shouted at midfielder Laura Hurff to get something going.“We just needed to manage (Penn’s) pressure early,” Bradley said after the game. “They pressured us hard and we’ve been working on that kind of stuff. Our backfield was reshaping.”Seconds after Bradley yelled at Hurff, the junior scooped up a pass in the midfield and began a push into the Penn half.A minute later, Hurff was on the receiving end of a pass from Annalena Ulbrich, mashing a one-touch shot at Penn goalie Liz Mata. The ball flew past Mata’s helmet and buried itself in the top shelf of the goal for SU’s first of the day, putting the Orange up 1-0.“Getting a goal always helps, it just gets everybody’s spirits up,” Hurff said. “I think the link-up pattern up the field helped us say, ‘We got this, we’re in this.’”The SU offense transformed after Hurff’s opening goal. Emma Lamison and Sack began pounding the Penn defense, pushing the pace of the attack and launching shots on Mata in the net.After posting just one shot in the first 11 minutes of the game, the Orange finished the first half with 11. And following a goal apiece from Roos Weers and Ulbrich in the second half, the SU attack had notched 28 shots and eight penalty corners.“I don’t think anything specifically changed, it was just the wake-up call that we needed,” Ulbrich said. “We had a lot more link up, combinations, midfielders passing and shooting the gap. It was a really good day for our offense.”As the seconds ticked off the scoreboard and the Orange sat safely ahead of Penn at 3-0, the SU attack had one last chance at a score. After winning a penalty corner with no time left on the clock, Nisje Venrooy curled one final corner into the arc toward Elaine Carey.Carey trapped the ball and slid it to Hurff, who slapped it between Mata’s legs and into the back of the goal. After starting the Orange’s momentum with a goal 60 minutes earlier, Hurff ended the drive the exact same way she had started it.“We came out and executed the game plan,” Hurff said. “We knew what we wanted to do, and we came out and finished it in the end.” Comments Published on September 25, 2016 at 6:21 pm Contact Matt: mjfel100@syr.edulast_img read more