Now is the time to buy that holiday home by the beach you’ve been dreaming about

first_imgTrinity Beach Palace in Trinity Beach is for sale for $9.5 million.A driving range is located next to the pool house for keen golfers and there’s a choice of two outdoor bars for cocktails at sunset.Best of all, you have 130 metres of private sandy beach all to yourself.5. SUNSHINE BEACH, QLDThis beachfront pad has the ultimate holiday vibe.The house on 608sq m at 20 Arakoon Crescent is one of an exclusive few to enjoy absolute beach frontage to beautiful Sunshine Beach.The two-level three-bedroom home has an enormous entertaining deck, sleek lap pool and walls of glass, perfect for drinking in the uninterrupted ocean views. 26 North Point Avenue, Kingscliff, is for sale.This is authentic Hamptons style — the ultimate four-bedroom beach house that would stand out in the crowd even in Long Island.The owners bought the prized waterfront site at Salt Village six years ago and built their dream holiday home with the help of architect, Paul Uhlmann.Just 40 steps to the beach and with vast ocean views from almost every room, the property will set you back a cool $3 million-plus, but it’s worth every cent. This property at 12 Brownell Drive, Byron Bay, is for sale.The north-facing 883sq m allotment commands breathtaking water views across the ocean to Julian Rocks and beyond.3. HERVEY BAY, QLDFor a laid-back lifestyle without a hint of pretentiousness, 127 Esplanade, Hervey Bay, might be more your style.Directly opposite a tidal beach providing water views across the bay to Fraser Island, this address is in the quiet northeastern sector of this unassuming seaside community, yet handy to the golf club, shopping and schools.Covering 567sq m, the four-bedroom home features polished timber floors and tiles across both levels, catering for the low maintenance holiday-maker. 26 North Point Avenue, Kingscliff, is for sale.Blessed with white washed rustic timber finishes, an open plan design and an abundance of natural light, the home is regarded as one of the best examples of Hamptons style architecture in Australia, according to Sotheby’s International Realty’s Geraldine Keogh.Even the bathroom is luxurious — boasting a large marble bath and built-in LCD television.Situated between the Gold Coast and Byron Bay, the property is only a 15 minute drive from Coolangatta Airport.2. BYRON BAY, NSWIf you’re itching to create your own dream holiday home, 12 Brownell Drive, Byron Bay, could be the perfect blank canvas.According to Unique Estates, which is marketing the property with Ed Silk from Ed Silk Byron Bay for $5.5 million, this is the last dress circle block available in the exclusive beachside community overlooking Wategos Beach.“There’s almost no development land left so this is one of the remaining blocks available in Wattegos Beach, Byron Bay in general,” Nicolette van Wijngaarden said. This house at 127 Esplanade, Hervey Bay, is for sale.Modern architectural design graces the open plan living areas, while a central two-storey atrium is a defining feature.Almost every room opens to a terrace or balcony to take full advantage of the views.The main entertaining terrace adjoins a fully tiled swimming pool and an all-weather, half-sized tennis court.The property is being offered by Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty for $1.395 million.4. TRINITY BEACH, QLDIf money is no object, Trinity Beach Palace is the ultimate beach shack on your own private piece of paradise, 15 minutes north of Cairns.Offered to the market by Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty for $9.5 million, this property has hosted a long list of famous faces during its time as a rental for high-end corporate retreats and luxury family getaways. This home at 26 North Point Avenue, Kingscliff, is for sale.THE Easter break might be over, but it’s not too late to buy that holiday home you’ve always dreamt of.A wave of luxury beachside properties has hit the market, offering the promise of endless sunshine and lazy days by the water.Looking for a beach bargain? Start your research here:Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:48Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:48 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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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 Rate1xFullscreenBest beach house bargains01:48Leave the stress of the city behind with one of these hot holiday homes — we’ve rounded up five of the best.1. KINGSCLIFF BEACH, NSWMore than 15,000km separate the white sands of Kingscliff Beach from the Hamptons in Long Island, New York.But you won’t have to travel that far to put yourself in the picture of the architecture and style that is synonymous with the playground of the rich and famous.Meet 26 North Point Avenue, Kingscliff. Trinity Beach Palace in Trinity Beach is for sale for $9.5 million.You’ll want for nothing in this five bedroom house, complete with six bathrooms, a sauna, gym, den, library and pool.The enormous deck overlooks a climate-controlled swimming pool and African-style open bath house with views north to Double Island or south to Yorkeys Knob. The view from 12 Brownell Drive, Byron Bay.The property comes with a development approval in place and is set just one street back from Marine Parade — a 50 metre stroll from Wategos Beach.It comes with an existing 1960s two-bedroom beach cottage, with spiral staircase and potbelly stove, which is perfect to use as a base until you want to build your dream home.“What I particularly love about this site — apart form the amazing views — is that it’s got a double street frontage … so if you did a dual occupancy, each house would have its own access,” Ms van Wijngaarden said.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days ago This house at 20 Arakoon Crescent, Sunshine Beach, is for sale for $6.25 million.Not to mention it’s just down the road from shops and restaurants, close to Sunshine Beach Surf Club and a stone’s throw from Alexandria Bay.The Frank Macchia designed property is being offered to the market by Milan Markanovic of Tom Offermann Real Estate for $6.25 million.last_img read more


New INDOT Aurora Facility Open House Wednesday

first_imgThe Indiana Department of Transportation is hosting an open house Wednesday morning at its new subdistrict facility located at 10995 Marsh Road on U.S. Highway 50 —just west of the Aurora Casket Company on Wednesday morningThe public is invited to tour the $4 million operations center which serves as a hub for INDOT maintenance activities across Dearborn, Franklin, Ohio, Switzerland and parts of Decatur and Ripley Counties.Wednesday’s open house hours are 10 a.m. to 12 noon.Special recognition of the Aurora Fire Department will be made at 10:15 a.m. for its facility support to INDOT until the new subdistrict complex could be constructed.The Aurora Subdistrict services 975 lane miles of state highways and interstates within the district.last_img


Third line gives 1st rate production

first_imgBen Grotting has benefitted recently from the addition of Aaron Bendickson to the Badgers\’ third line.[/media-credit]Men’s hockey coach Mike Eaves claims his team doesn’t have a true top line. Nor do the Badgers have a real fourth line. Rather, anyone can step in on any given night and contribute.But regardless of where Wisconsin’s third line of John Mitchell, Aaron Bendickson and Ben Grotting falls in the pecking order, the unit seems to be clicking.“Is that our third line or our second line?” Eaves joked when asked about the trio.In a 6-3 win against Alaska Anchorage, the line contributed with four points — with Bendickson netting a goal, Mitchell adding an assist and Grotting picking up one of each. The following weekend against Colorado College, the three finished with six points.Call them the third line if you want, but they’ve been putting up first line numbers.“It says that we’re going to be tough to play against,” Mitchell said of his line’s production.“I think we as a team have a lot of depth,” Bendickson added. “We can put out all of our lines versus any line in the league a lot of times.”Bendickson couldn’t point to just one thing that’s led to the recent upswing for the trio. Instead, he feels all the pieces have been falling into place.“We’re finding each other; we’re getting other places; we’re supporting each other well,” Bendickson said. “I think it’s all those things combined that’s making a difference.”Mitchell and Grotting played most of the 2007-08 season on the same line, developing a chemistry that has carried over into this year.“John and I are so familiar with each other,” Grotting said. “We’ve been going out there and doing the things we do well. He and I are just making sure we keep it simple, get the puck deep.”It wasn’t until recently, however, that Bendickson joined the pairing. For most of the season, sophomore Sean Dolan had been centering the third line. But the coaching staff decided to mix things up in order to spark production in both Dolan and Bendickson.“I think that, to be honest with you, Sean was struggling a little bit,” Eaves said. “We needed to make a change and try to get him going a little bit and it opened up the opportunity for [Bendickson], and he’s taken advantage of it.”While Dolan may have been struggling, scoring wasn’t exactly coming easily for Bendickson, who tallied an assist playing on the “top” line in UW’s season opener against Boston College but then went 16 games without recording a point. Since playing with Mitchell and Grotting, however, he’s scored a pair of goals — in two consecutive games — and added an assist in the past two weekends.“I think with the success has come confidence,” Eaves said of Bendickson. “That’s a big thing for any athlete, and it’s no different for [Aaron]. I think the confidence has allowed him to stay on top of his game and be more consistent with that high level of play.”In moving up to the third line, the smaller, quicker Bendickson has brought an element not seen in Mitchell or Grotting’s games.“What Aaron’s brought is when we get the puck in, he’s able to shift in and out of small areas,” Grotting said. “He’s really good with the puck. He’s able to find us in the offensive zone, and John’s able to put the puck in the net. We’ve been having a lot of success.”For both Bendickson and Grotting, playing on the same line as the team’s leading goal scorer hasn’t hurt. Mitchell has found the net 11 times on the season, tied with Badger captain Blake Geoffrion for tops on the team.Three of Mitchell’s goals have come since Bendickson joined the line in the second game of the Northern Michigan series. He’s also picked up five assists in that five-game span.“He’s finding a way to find the back of the net, and that’s a good thing,” Bendickson said of Mitchell. “He’s putting the puck away. What else can you say? He’s getting the job done.”While Mitchell sits at the top of the scoring sheet after the halfway mark of the season, it wasn’t something he set out to do at the start of the year.“My personal goal was to do as much as possible to help this team. It wasn’t to lead the team in goals,” said Mitchell, who scored eight goals last season. “I do have three or four goals off my hip or off my shin pad, but it’s going to the net, making it difficult on the goalies. These goalies these days are so good. It’s hard to beat them clearly. We need everyone going to the net.”But with a player like the 6-foot-5 Mitchell scoring as often as he has, the Badgers have proven yet again that balance and depth is their strong suit.“It is one of our strengths, and we have to play to that strength,” Eaves said. “We feel like we could play any of our lines against the other team’s top lines because of the way we play without the puck. If we could play well without the puck and chip in offensively, then we’re pretty solid.”With 10 games left in the season, UW’s lineups could shift between now and the end of the year. But will Bendickson, Grotting and Mitchell stay together on what has become a productive Badger line?“As long as they keep playing well,” Eaves said. “We’re not that dumb.”last_img read more


Blažević: BiH football players are the sons of their homeland

first_imgFamous football manager and former manager of BIH Miroslav Ćiro Blažević said to FBiH TV that BiH showed in the last match against Greece that it is a better team and added that he’s an optimist and I hope that BiH will win. Blažević noted that Greece is a tough team, but the biggest guarantee of good play for BIH is the fact that it has many good players.Blažević added that the fact that this is such an important match should be enough inspiration to players to play hard and well.Blažević noted that it is true that BiH group is rather easy, but other opponents, like Slovakia, must not be underestimated either.In the end, Blažević wished BiH team all the best, and added that they are the sons of their homeland, and they have the opportunity to present BiH in the best way possible, like no one has ever done before.last_img read more