Gold Coast luxury penthouse sells for $5 million

first_imgNorth Residences at Burleigh Heads. Photo: Mindi Cooke North Residences at Burleigh Heads. Photo: Mindi Cooke“When the kids finish school they plan to sell the house on the river and move into the penthouse,” Mr Calvisi said.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 ago“They’re basically future downsizers.”The two-level apartment has an endless list of luxury features including a rooftop entertaining terrace with a glass edged pool, wine cellar and cold room.MORE: The Block couples’s tips for improving your home Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 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 Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 “In my opinion the level of detail there is almost too good for the Gold Coast.”Architects Bureau Proberts worked the structure of each apartment to occupy an entire floor.Principal and project lead Kelly Geldard said Burleigh Heads was enjoying a rise in popularity, with a new generation of residents and travellers flocking to the area.“There’s a great deal of positive energy and excitement surrounding Burleigh at present and, as architects, we’re proud to make a contribution to the built environment of the area,” she said.The other six apartments at North Residences sold for prices between $2.9 and $5 million.Synergy Property Partners is also building Pacific Palm Beach, with all 15 apartments already sold. MORE: Coast’s ‘Brady Bunch’ selling housecenter_img What a pool! Photo: Mindi CookeA LEISURELY stroll along Burleigh Heads has set a Gold Coast family back $5.02 million with a luxury penthouse purchase.David Calvisi, of Synergy Property Partners, said the penthouse at North Residences wasn’t on the market but interest throughout its construction caused the developer to reconsider.“Along the way we had quite a lot of interested parties approach us,” he said.“People were walking along Burleigh, seeing the building and calling our architects, and even the town planner.”The family who bought the 472sq m penthouse owns a riverfront house on the Gold Coast and plans to use the penthouse at weekends. North Residences, at 296 The Esplanade, includes seven beachfront apartments in a residential-only building.Mr Calvisi said the design and high-end finishes were comparable to boutique apartment towers in Melbourne or Sydney.“We would look down on the street and see people standing there looking up and taking photos,” he said. North Residences at Burleigh Heads. Photo: Mindi Cookelast_img read more

Andros Townsend back for Tottenham but Nabil Bentaleb is out with ankle problem

first_img Press Association Townsend was banned from first-team training and left out of the squad to face Arsenal two weeks ago as punishment for a heated exchange with a Spurs fitness trainer during a post-match warm-down. Mauricio Pochettino, however, has welcomed the winger back into the fold and insists all is forgotten ahead of this weekend’s clash at White Hart Lane. Andros Townsend’s exile from the Tottenham squad is over but Nabil Bentaleb will miss Sunday’s derby against West Ham after he was injured playing for Algeria. “This is one step back but I am sure that in the next few days he will be available to be selected again. For Qarabag (next Thursday) or for Chelsea (next Sunday). It’s not a big issue. “It was the same ankle, it was a very bad tackle. If you look at it, it was a very bad tackle. We are lucky and he is lucky it was not a big issue.” Tottenham winger Erik Lamela is suspended for the match against West Ham and Nacer Chadli remains out with an ankle problem. Clinton Njie, however, has shaken off a hamstring strain while summer signing Son Heung-min is also available again following his recovery from a foot injury. Son has not started for Spurs in eight weeks but played 90 minutes and scored twice for South Korea in a 5-0 win over Laos on Tuesday. “Andros started training with the group again on Tuesday,” Pochettino said. “For me, it was a problem for which he has apologised. He is still young, needs to improve. “For me, forget the past, if he deserves to be in the squad, it is not a problem. “We need to forget that and we need to give him the possibility to be part of the team.” Bentaleb is not available to face the Hammers, however, after he sustained a knock to his ankle during Algeria’s 7-0 win over Tanzania on Tuesday. The challenge came on the same ankle that has prevented Bentaleb from playing for Tottenham since the end of August – although Pochettino is confident the midfielder will be back next week. “We feel sorry for Bentaleb because he was very close to playing in the week we played against Arsenal,” Pochettino said. “We agreed with him that to go to the national team was a good opportunity to start to compete again. last_img read more

Syracuse survives terrible defensive third quarter in 55-42 win

first_imgEskridge burst down the sideline for 21 yards and a touchdown. In 40 seconds, with less than a minute gone in the third quarter, the Broncos had gotten one score back.After the game, when asked about the third quarter, SU head coach Dino Babers started to say he was frustrated, then paused.“I’m not going to say the word ‘frustrated.’ I was disappointed,” he said. “Because we talked about this at halftime: what we needed to do to put the game away. We went out and did the exact opposite in the game.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter smothering the Broncos for the better part of 30 minutes, Syracuse’s defense allowed 336 yards and 28 points in the third quarter. Save for a four-play drive that ended in a punt, the four Broncos’ possessions yielding touchdowns took, altogether, 3:26 and 12 plays. Complacency, a loss of control and an absent pass rush kept the door open wide enough for Western Michigan to elbow its way back into a would-be blowout.But after almost bleeding a 27-point lead to nothing, Syracuse (1-0) restored authority over the contest, outlasting Western Michigan (0-1), 55-42, at Waldo Stadium on Friday night.“Defense or offense,” defensive lineman Kendall Coleman said, “it only takes a couple of plays to get the ball rolling.”After an SU 3-and-out and trading punts, Western Michigan started a drive pinned at its 5-yard line. Two plays and 11 yards later, the Broncos lined up from their own 16. With two receivers out left, a wingback, tailback and a receiver wide right, Wassink took the snap and dropped back. He took one step and heaved a pass 45 yards down the field. Syracuse defensive backs Scoop Bradshaw and Andre Cisco sprinted to the landing spot, poised to intercept the pass when Eskridge glided between the two, hauled in the pass and dashed into the end zone.Western Michigan’s two ensuing drives followed a similar pattern: Chunk plays getting the Broncos into the end zone. Fewer than nine minutes into the quarter, Syracuse’s lead had shrunk to six.“They kept on throwing it ‘deep-deep,’” safety Evan Foster said. “My first thoughts were, ‘They’re about to run the deep post behind me.”Wassink and Eskridge’s flourishing connection stemmed from SU’s lack of a pass rush, defensive end Kendall Coleman said. The Orange’s pass rushers simply didn’t win one-on-one matchups, Coleman said. And though it didn’t matter much in the first half, giving Wassink the time to stand in the pocket and steadily dissect the defense, Coleman said, set the Broncos up for key halftime adjustments.  “They came out running different plays,” Coleman said, “and we weren’t quite ready to adjust to it.”Cornerback Scoop Bradshaw, whose main assignment was covering Eskridge, said the scout on the receiver — and running back LeVante Bellamy, who gashed the Orange repeatedly — centered around game-breaking speed. In response, Bradshaw played soft coverage. On a play when Bradshaw left more than 10 yards of cushion, Eskridge simply ran away from him for a 59-yard completion.Bradshaw was also expecting more safety help over the top, mainly from freshman Andre Cisco. But Cisco was often out of position or beat by Eskridge’s speed himself.Further, Coleman said, there was a general lack of urgency and focus from the Orange during halftime. Safety Evan Foster went further, saying during the week he wasn’t as focused as he should’ve been and there was a certain sense of security.“We weren’t really mentally prepared,” Foster said. “(We weren’t) mentally in the game, really.”As the game unraveled before them, the defense knew it was, to some degree, letting it happen, Coleman said. Starting quarterback Eric Dungey came back in, and SU started trading touchdowns with WMU.The defense wanted to make its play, and to seize back the control it had in the first half.On the first play of the fourth quarter, Wassink rolled right and looked downfield. He didn’t see the hit coming, nor did he see Kielan Whitner standing right where he threw the ball. A 20-yard interception return and a 27-yard touchdown scamper from Dungey later, and Syracuse had survived its woeful third quarter. KALAMAZOO, Mich. — It only took two plays for Western Michigan to get the spark of life it needed out of halftime. After a Ravian Pierce fumble on the first play from the scrimmage gifted the Broncos possession at midfield, the offense that finished the first half with as many first downs as interceptions — one — went on the attack. Standing in the shotgun at his own 42, WMU quarterback Jon Wassink dropped back and delivered a 37-yard strike to Jayden Reed. The next play, Wassink dropped back again. This time, he instantly looked left and linked up with his favorite target: D’Wayne Eskridge. Comments Published on September 1, 2018 at 12:55 am Contact Andrew: [email protected] | @A_E_Graham Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

NLCS Game 2: Dodgers vs. Cubs, game time, TV info and starting pitchers

first_imgNLCS Game 2When: Sunday, 4:30 p.m.Where: Dodger StadiumTV: TBS Hates to face: Kris Bryant, 2 for 3Loves to face: Addison Russell, 0 for 2, 2 KsCUBS LHP JON LESTER (13-8, 4.33 ERA in regular season)vs. Dodgers: 3-4, 3.64 ERAAt Dodger Stadium: 2-2, 3.94 ERAPostseason: 9-7, 2.57 ERAHates to face: Kiké Hernandez, 4 for 17, 2 HRs, six RBI, 3 BBsLoves to face: Justin Turner, 1 for 20, 5 KsUPCOMING MATCHUPSGame 3: Dodgers RHP Yu Darvish (4-3, 3.44 ERA in regular season) at Cubs RHP Kyle Hendricks (7-5, 3.03 ERA), 6 p.m. Tuesday, TBSGame 4: Dodgers LHP Alex Wood (16-3, 2.72 ERA in regular season) at Cubs RHP Jake Arrieta (14-10, 3.53 ERA), 5 p.m. or 6 p.m. Wednesday, TBSGame 5: Dodgers (TBA) at Cubs (TBA) if necessary, 5 p.m. Thursday, TBSGame 6: Cubs (TBA) at Dodgers (TBA) if necessary, 1 p.m. or 5 p.m. Saturday, TBSGame 7: Cubs (TBA) at Dodgers (TBA) if necessary, 4:30 p.m. Sunday, TBS***Game 1 coverage:Yasiel Puig, Chris Taylor help Dodgers take NLCS openerPhotos: Dodgers defeat the Chicago Cubs 5-2 in NLCS Game 1Whicker: Yasiel Puig goes from outcast to centerpiece in Dodgers’ roomMiller: Yasiel Puig delivers for Dodgers in an emotional Game 1 triumphCharlie Culberson rises to the occasion in Dodgers’ Game 1 victoryCubs’ Jose Quintana delivers quality outing despite real-life scare a day earlierBack injury forces Dodgers to leave Corey Seager off roster for NLCSUpdated Dodgers postseason roster and player profilesDodgers updated postseason schedule, TV listings, ticket information THE PITCHERSDODGERS LHP RICH HILL (12-8, 3.32 ERA in regular season)vs. Cubs: 0-0, 0.00 ERAAt Dodger Stadium: 9-6, 2.23 ERAPostseason: 1-2, 4.50 ERAcenter_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more