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

Batesville Memorial Public Library announces special event

first_imgBatesville, In. — The Batesville Memorial Public Library holds “Remember When…Storytime” on the fourth Wednesday of each month beginning February 27.The event is led by Jerry Bennett and Larry Hagen and is an opportunity to listen to, or tell a true story from your life.last_img

Fast and Furious: Badgers start strong, finish off Lakers

first_imgA night after having to stage a monumental comeback to force a tie with Lake Superior State, the Wisconsin men’s hockey team came out of the gates looking like a completely different team Saturday night at the Kohl Center, dominating the Lakers from period to period. The Badgers racked up two first-period goals and then proceeded to tally six more, trouncing Lake Superior State by a final score of 8-1 to take the series.Wisconsin (3-2-1) found itself down in an early 3-0 hole Friday night, but Wisconsin started the game strongly in the series finale and blitzed the No. 12-ranked Lakers (4-1-1) right from the opening faceoff. In the first 10 minutes of the first period, Wisconsin had already recorded 11 shots on goal to a measly two by the Lakers.As Wisconsin senior defenseman Frankie Simonelli explained, he and his Badger teammates built off the momentum they had created late in Friday night’s game and transferred it to the open of the series finale.“Once we got going last night — we had a couple of weeks off, started off with not the start we wanted last night — the way we finished the game last night is the way we started tonight, so it helped with the momentum,” Simonelli said.With the plethora of chances, it seemed like only a matter of time before the Badgers would find the back of the net, and at the 10 minutes, 26 seconds mark, they did. Senior forward Tyler Barnes forced a turnover in the offensive zone and found senior forward Mark Zengerle near the left side of the crease. After a toe drag in front of LSSU goaltender Kevin Murdock, Zengerle managed to create just enough room to stuff the puck home for a 1-0 Badger lead.Wisconsin slowed down the torrid start just a touch, but near the end of the first period, with 1:07 left, it notched what proved to be the game-winner when junior forward Joseph LaBate entered the Lakers zone and flipped a fairly weak wrister on net. Murdock — saving 36 shots, and in net after LSSU goaltender Kevin Kapalka started Friday night —couldn’t come up with the save as the puck sailed over his right shoulder.The Lakers would strike back early in the second period with only 16 seconds gone in the frame on a goal from Kevin Czuczman, and it looked like the game was about to turn into the close contest of Friday night. But with the tighter 2-1 game, Wisconsin responded by turning on the afterburners and leaving the Lakers in the dust.The Badgers went on to score two more goals in the second period to catapult to a 4-1 lead, and then opened up the floodgates in the third with four scores.Junior guard Landon Peterson had 21 saves on 22 shots in net for Wisconsin, rebounding well, according to head coach Mike Eaves, after starting slow Friday night.However, it wasn’t just Peterson responding well, as the skaters around him all pitched in to get a resounding win — their first since getting dumped two weekends ago in Boston College.“It’s a nice way to end a weekend. I think that’s what the doctor ordered for a lot of our guys,” Eaves said. “When you think about it, we fired over 90 shots over the weekend, and would’ve liked to have one the one last night. But in retrospect, the way we tied it up was a real good emotional energizer. All in all, it was the type of weekend that I think our boys needed to get going and realize some things and we can move forward from here now.”last_img read more