Before and afters: Paradise Point house taken from drab to fab

first_img1/92 The Esplanade, Paradise Point, is set to head under the hammer on March 10. A tranquil lifestyle awaits at this fully renovated waterfront, ground-floor villa. The Paradise Point house was overhauled by its owners to transform the once dull property into their dream beach house. With a desirable northeast facing block that is mere metres from the waters edge the home was in the perfect position when Kristen and Mark Hansen were searching for a house seven years ago. The space was dull and drab. Until vendors Kristen and Mark Hansen got their hands on it. “We fully renovated it, took everything out and started again,” Ms Hansen said. “We liked the floorplan but everything else, you name it we replaced it.“We didn’t want shabby chic but a really nice, up-market beach home.” MORE NEWS: Availability of Gold Coast rental properties at a seven-year high The bedrooms weren’t very inviting. The kitchen before … More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa12 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago But now they offer a little slice of luxury to relax in. At the other end of the property, two bedrooms share a stylish main bathroom with a spa. The main bedroom features a walk-in wardrobe and spa ensuite. A media room or home office, garage, carport, extra storage and a laundry are also on offer. Plus, there’s plenty of room to store a boat or caravan. Ms Hansen said living in the home has felt like being on holidays everyday. … the kitchen after. The finishing touches to the exterior of the three-bedroom house were made in August. “The exterior had its makeover and now it feels complete,” she said.The property is split into two zones with the main living area an open-plan design that will make entertaining a breeze.A contemporary kitchen takes centre stage and features stone waterfall benches, stainless steel appliances and a glass splashback. The dining and living area effortlessly connect to the large covered veranda which overlooks manicured gardens and the ocean. 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 MORE NEWS: Gold Coast mansion sells for eye-watering price The owners are selling to start their next project.The couple are reluctantly selling but won’t be moving too far.“We have this habit where we get a seven-year itch,” she said.“We have only lived in three homes in our married life and each time we have never made it to the eight-year mark. “The itch has come upon us to take on a new project but we would never leave the area.” The property, marketed by Amir Mian Prestige Property Agents, is set to head under the hammer on March 10.last_img read more

Meera Honan, daughter of Maha Sinnathamby AM, loves her suburb

first_imgI love being surrounded by greenery and wide, open spaces. We aimed to capture the outdoors as much as possible in the design of our home and I love waking up to the sounds and glimpses of nature from our home. Meera Honan, Springfield City Group director of Education and Health Services. Where do you live and why? Every woman’s endless desire – a bigger wardrobe. We live in a secluded and quiet part of Chapel Hill and it is a lovely retreat from the hustle and bustle of our busy lives.Proximity to the city as well as the green reserve of Mt Coot-tha provides us with the perfect balance between work and R&R.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours ago If money was no option, what would be your fantasy home and where? Villa in Capri? Chalet in the Swiss Alps? I wouldn’t go too far – Noosa is my happy place and is a destination that ticks everyone’s box for a home away from home. We love the National Park walks and the tranquillity of the beaches. What was the best piece of property advice you were given? Or what was the biggest lesson you learned?center_img “Just lock it up.” My Dad, who has a keen eye for property, spotted our first home site in Chapel Hill before we got married. I was whinging about the extra $5000 the vendor was asking. Let’s just say, Dad always knows best. What is the best thing about your suburb? What would you change about your home? Chapel Hill. When my family moved to Brisbane in 1985, my parents built a home in Chapel Hill. My siblings and our partners have chosen to stay close and have now all settled in our own homes in the area. What do you love about your home?last_img read more

Traditional character gives way to modern marvel

first_imgThe new living area at 84 Harding St, Hendra. Picture: supplied.When Sydneysider Linda Kugel drives through the streets of Brisbane all she can she is potential. “There are so many beautiful Queenslanders just waiting to be done,” she said. So it is no surprise Ms Kugel has just completed her first river city project, a stunning renovation and extension of a classic cottage at 84 Harding St, Hendra.“Why Hendra and why this house? I think Hendra is going off. It has great growth and plenty of upsides. It’s close to the CBD, the airport and great schools,” she said.“And the house? It was cute and on a wide block.” The home at 84 Harding St, Hendra before the renovation. Picture: supplied. The front of the home after it was lifted and extended. Picture: supplied.Ms Kugel worked with architect Michael Fiumara of Profile Architecture and James Maguire of JMC Construction Solutions to transform the three-bedroom Queenslander into a five-bedroom showstopper with two-storey void and an entertainment area complete with kegerator overlooking the new swimming pool. “Michael came to see the house before I bought it. He loved the wide frontage and we thought there was so much we could do,” Ms Kugel said. “The original house was lifted and that became three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a study. “Once we decided to keep the bedrooms, we thought why not keep the (Queenslander) look. I wanted to pay homage to the original home. “The house naturally flows from the old to the new.” The sunroom before renovation. Picture: supplied. And after the renovation. Picture: supplied.From the front, the home looks like a standard, though beautiful, raised and built-in Queenslander. However the original section gives way to a two-storey modern extension incorporating a master suite and multiple indoor and outdoor living spaces. The entry to the home is now on the ground floor where there is also a home office, media room, laundry and bathroom. A hallway opens to an incredible open-plan space with double-height ceiling, huge windows, statement lighting and timber panelling. Ms Kugel said the void was a luxury that few could achieve in Sydney but Brisbane homes offered the space necessary for such an extravagance. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoThe original lounge room. Picture: supplied. The new open-plan living, dining and kitchen space flows out to the rear balcony.The lounge room sits beneath the void, the bar, kitchen and dining space are defined by a timber ceiling and stacker doors open the area to the wraparound deck and swimming pool. “The timberwork on the ceilings and walls is just perfection,” Ms Kugel said. The kitchen has Petra Grigio benchtops, window splashback, butler’s pantry and, at Ms Kugel’s insistence, plenty of work and storage space. Upstairs, the master suite has a walk-in wardrobe, ensuite with freestanding tub and a balcony, while the sitting room overlooks the void. The new master bedroom has a private balcony. Picture: supplied.The original section of the house still has character features such as VJ walls and ornate breezeways and contains the remaining bedrooms, with a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite to one. The old sunroom was converted into a study and a deck.Ms Kugel said she was blown away by the completed project and, having listed 84 Harding St for sale, was keen to take on another Brisbane project. The property is going to auction on Tuesday, December 17 at 6pm and is being marketed by Patrick McKinnon and Drew Davies of Place Ascot.last_img read more

Private property with family-sized proportions

first_img Character cottage hits the market close to the bay The home at 15 McDonald Drive, Narangba. Picture: supplied.A sprawling family home set on a fenced corner block with swimming pool, big shed and side access has hit the market in Narangba. Owner Lorraine Stirling said the 1339sq m block at 15 MacDonald Drive was private thanks to Colorbond fencing while the neighbourhood was quiet and friendly. “I will miss the peace and quiet. Even though it’s a corner block, it is quite peaceful, “ she said. Built all on one level, the home has a lounge room and study off the entryway and an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area that opens to the big undercover entertaining area. The kitchen has an island bench, stone benchtops, breakfast bar and stainless steel AEG appliances. The main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite while the three remaining bedrooms have built-in wardrobes. There is also a children’s retreat in the bedroom wing, along with a family bathroom, a separate toilet, a laundry and a walk-in linen closet. 15 McDonald Drive, NarangbaMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoOutside the entertaining area overlooks the inground swimming pool and spa with frameless glass fencing along the deck. “The outdoor area and the pool are my favourite parts of the home,” Ms Stirling said. “We only put in the pool with spa two years ago and we spend a lot of time outdoors. “There is also a good front lawn area for our grandchildren. It’s got the six-foot (boundary) fence, pool fence and artificial grass so it’s safe for children to play.” The property has electronic side gates and a separate driveway that leads to the powered, extra high 9mx6m shed, which can accommodate a caravan, boat or trailer. There is plenty of additional parking space on the driveway. There is also a 5KW solar system, NBN connection and water tanks. The property is on the market through Terry Lucas of Remax Living. 15 McDonald Drive, Narangba MORE NEWS: Check out this incredible Queenslander renovation Robin Bailey sells Queensland homelast_img read more

Coronavirus sparks land sales surge in South East QLD

first_img 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 MORE: Only thing that’ll avoid building ‘bloodbath’ Almost half (49 per cent) of all land sales in SEQ were in Logan and Ipswich, the data showed, with 23 per cent in Moreton Bay – its highest percentage since March 2016.Concern was now growing through over the availability of blocks, which had dropped a massive 61 per cent in the last five years, according to Oliver Hume Queensland GM Matt Barr.“Ipswich and Logan will continue to dominate the market for the foreseeable future until we see more affordable offerings in those other local government areas.” FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK More than 1,500 lots were sold during that time, which was 10 per cent higher than the long term average and the highest sales result since mid-2018 – “outside of the irregular figures recorded in September 2019”. Part of the $300m masterplanned Monterea Ripley community, a residential village which will feature 900 new homes on a land area of approximately 150 acres within the picturesque Ripley Valley near the high growth centre of Ipswich.The median price of a block of land also defied the coronavirus gloom, rising 0.9 per cent during the March quarter. That saw the median price of a block of land now 3.4 per cent higher annually than the same period through to March 2019.SEQ had been set for a bumper year before COVID-19 hit the country, and Oliver Hume’s national research head George Bougias said a lot would now “depend on the borders reopening and a recovery in key sectors including tourism”. Oliver Hume March quarter 2020 median lot prices. Source: Oliver Hume Research.“While there are still many uncertainties around the national and global economies, the Queensland land market is well placed to recover and resume its trajectory once movement and consumer spending return to normal.”He said the Brisbane and the broader SEQ markets had good long-term fundamentals including affordability, liveability, a large and growing population and good economic prospects driven by a diverse range of industries.The most popular place to buy into was Ipswich, overtaking Logan which had led the last two quarters off its sales of larger blocks of land.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours ago Work in progress as Hayfield estate at Ripley. Ipswich was the most popular place to buy land in the March quarter. Picture: Peter Wallis.Staying at home in social isolation has done wonders for land sales, which surged during lockdown to their highest level since mid-2018, latest figures show.Latest South East Queensland data from property services group Oliver Hume showed sales at 150 projects across Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Logan, Ipswich, Moreton Bay and Redland grew 24 per cent in the March quarter, over the same time last year.last_img read more

First time buyers line up for a crack at renovated charmer

first_imgThere was plenty to drool over in this striking designer residence in Jabiru Estate, which was snapped up by a local family for $4.6 million well before the scheduled auction. READ MORE: One-of-a-kind house sold for record pre-auction 15 Susanne St, Southport.The property was among the 10 most-viewed properties on realestate.com.au across Queensland this week, with more than 5600 people having looked at the listing. “In Southport, houses with three bedrooms and two bathrooms are the most-searched configuration so this property really matched what people were looking for,” Mr Saveall said. 6 Jake Court, Bonogin. MORE: Gold Coast set for a blooming spring selling season 15 Susanne St, Southport.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago 15 Susanne St, Southport.With COVID-19 restrictions limiting gatherings to 10 people from 8am on Saturday morning, Mr Saveall said 42 groups formed a long line down the street for their chance to see inside. Positioned on a 506 sqm north facing block, the house was fully renovated a year ago with warm timber flooring and a fresh colour palette hitting all the right notes. Luxury living hits new heights with garages in the sky Homesick expats crave a dose of green and gold 15 Susanne St, Southport.Although the price has not yet been revealed, Mr Saveall said the settled sale would set a new benchmark for a renovated three bedroom residence on Susanne Street, which is described as family-friendly with kids playing in the neighbourhood after school. center_img 3 Lagoon Way, Mudgeeraba. Most-viewed on the Gold Coast last week 6 Jake Court, Bonogin Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:31Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:31 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenIs it a good time to list?02:31First time buyers lined up down the street for a look inside a charming renovated residence which went under contract after the first open home. More than 40 groups turned out on Saturday to inspect the split level weatherboard home at 15 Susanne St, Southport, which was listed for offers over $549,000. 15 Susanne St, Southport.McGrath – Surfers Paradise agent Mark Saveall said six written offers were received, with a local young couple signing a contract “well above” the asking price to secure their first home. “Around 75 per cent of those who inspected the property were first time buyers,” said Mr Saveall. “The price, the location and the big backyard with space for kids, a dog and a pool were all very appealing.” 3 Lagoon Way, Mudgeeraba This newly constructed timber pole home is the next best thing to a hinterland hotel. The resort-style residence offers green glimpses at every turn, with seamless indoor-outdoor living making the most of the forest surrounds. READ MORE: Two-year wait for unique pole homeslast_img read more

Top news, May 1 – 7, 2017

first_imgTidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from May 1 – 7, 2017.Dutch joint venture to build tidal bridge in IndonesiaTidal Bridge BV, a joint venture of Strukton International and Dutch Expansion Capital (DEC), has been selected to construct a floating bridge equipped with tidal power plant in Indonesia. The integrated tidal power plant will have the initial installed capacity of 18MW to 23MW. The value of the project’s first phase is up to $200 million and will be rolled out in two years.Tangled lines keep Cape Sharp Tidal turbine at BayCape Sharp Tidal has identified the line entanglement around OpenHydro’s turbine system which could further delay its retrieval from the Bay of Fundy. Cape Sharp Tidal’s operations crew is currently working to determine the best approach for removing it.Bourne tidal test site ready for installationMarine Renewable Energy Collaborative (MRECo) has informed that the structure for the Bourne Tidal Test Site (BTTS) is completed and ready for deployment. The steel test structure, fabricated by MassTank, will be installed by a marine construction company AGM Marine Contractors once the final permits are in place. The final go-ahead is expected to be granted within days.Seatricity hires KML for Wave Hub decommissioning jobWave energy company Seatricity has hired Keynvor MorLift (KML) to retrieve the mooring blocks used for Oceanus 2 deployment at Wave Hub. KML will perform the lift and transfer of four 20-tonne positional mooring clumps from Wave Hub site to Hayle, Cornwall.Orkney’s supply chain gives lessons to wave developersWave Energy Scotland (WES) has released the findings from its project with the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) that explored the wealth of knowledge and experience amassed in the Orkney supply chain from testing wave energy devices in real sea conditions.Tidal Energy Todaylast_img read more

Q-Max bound for South Hook LNG terminal

first_imgLNG World News Staff South Hook LNG terminal on the shores of Milford Haven waterway is scheduled to receive a Qatari cargo of liquefied natural gas next week. According to the shipping data by the Milford Haven Port Authority, the 266,000-cbm Q-Max LNG carrier Al Mafyar is set to dock at the South Hook terminal’s jetty on July 10.The 2009-built LNG tanker owned by Nakilat and operating under a charter agreement with Qatargas, is currently sailing off the east coast of Morocco, according to the marine data provider VesselsValue.The vessel has taken a long trip around the African continent following the geopolitical dispute between Qatar and its neighbors despite the Suez Canal Authority saying, Qatar-flagged vessels are allowed to transit the canal. This has been proven by the Q-Max Aamira that is set to deliver it’s cargo to the South Hook LNG terminal on July 7.The South Hook terminal owned by Qatar Petroleum, ExxonMobil and Total SA can process 15.6 million tons of LNG a year and is capable of delivering 21 billion cubic meters of gas a year into the UK’s national transmission system.last_img read more

Yinson nets FPSO operation and maintenance job worth up to $578 million

first_imgMalaysian FPSO supplier Yinson has through its subsidiary Yinson Energy Sdn Bhd, won a letter of award from JX Nippon to provide operation and maintenance services for Layang FPSO.Deep Producer I (left) – THHE’s FPSO previously hired for work on the Layang field; Image by: Jidhin George; Source: Wikimedia – under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license The tenure of the O&M contract is effective from February 12 and will remain in full force until termination of the contract for the provision of EPCIC and leasing of the Layang FPSO which Yinson and Nippon entered into last year.This means the O&M deal will remain active for a firm period of eight years – the duration of FPSO charter – with options for ten extension periods of one year each.The estimated aggregate value of the O&M deal, assuming the extension options are fully exercised, is approximately $578 million.The scope of the contract is to perform operation and maintenance works for the Nippon FPSO facilities which is expected to begin operations at the Layang field by the fourth quarter of 2019.It is worth reminding that Yinson decided to take over the provision and leasing deal for the Layang FPSO with Nippon from THHE in late April 2018.Malaysia’s THHE had in 2014 won a contract to build, install, and lease an FPSO for oil production at JX Nippon’s Layang field, offshore Sarawak, but failed to deliver the vessel by the agreed date – June 2016 – due to liquidity issues, so it in late 2017 opted to novate the contract to Yinson.The estimated aggregate value of the charter contract, assuming all extension options are exercised, is approximately $860 million.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

Allianse Innovasjon Joins GCE

first_imgNorwegian technology startup Allianse Innovasjon has become member of the GCE Ocean Technology Cluster.Allianse Innovasjon (AI) has partnered with several companies to provide a more whole approach to solving technology challenges in the ocean sphere.“For us it was natural progression to apply for membership in the GCE Ocean Technology Cluster, since we already are a contributing part of VIS Ocean Industries,” says founding partner Arnt Dietel.“AI does not believe that individual companies can solve the most complex customer needs within technology by themselves. Therefore, we have formed an alliance of companies that complement each other in terms of experience and technology.”“All projects are managed by the alliances’ internal partners in order to reduce the project risk and increase project success rate. – The company is basically based on the principles of open innovation and alliance theory,” says Dietel. “The AI team has a varied background ranging from banking, subsea design to complex automation of manual tasks.”AI Technology helps companies gain competitive advantage by redesigning and eliminating manual tasks in the client organisation. By doing this the client can refocus on their more value adding core tasks.“Often companies do not know what technologies to combine and experience to apply to innovate the company,” says partner and Head of Technology, Geir Opheim. “Therefore, AI teamed up with the leading automation tools, software developers, machine learning specialists and data gatherers to position their clients for future competitive advantage.”last_img read more