Gold Coast mansion with a $12 million price tag

first_imgStairway to heaven. The home has been extensively renovated.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North2 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa22 hours agoAfter living in the house for a year, she realised, “it would have been a sin to knock it down”.“It’s a beautifully built, solid, strong home. I couldn’t recreate it and still have that feel.”Instead, the house was extensively renovated, to open up the property along its entire 70m length of water frontage.The result is luxury resort-style, with huge bedrooms, a decadent master suite, high ceilings and expansive entertaining areas on a sprawling 2703sq m riverfront block. Surf’s up! “We gravitated from tinnies and canoes to bigger toys, jetskis and fishing boats as the children grew up,” Ms Smith said. The mother of two is selling to downsize, but said she hopes to replicate some features of the property at her next house. The view from the lounge.Property records show the palatial waterfront house at 8-10 Marseille St, Sorrento was bought by investor Robyn Smith in 2007 for $6.2 million. It’s now listed for $11.95 million.It’s a $2 million drop from earlier this year, when it was on the market with a different agency for $13.98 million.The highest sale in Sorrento was $7.22 million for a 7 bedroom mansion on the same street in 2014. 8-10 Marseille Court, Sorrento has hit the market for $11.95 million.A GOLD Coast mansion has hit the market with a $12 million price tag, nearly double its last selling price after extensive renovations. Dive in to the tropical pool setting. Mr Kollosche has compared the mansion to properties in tightly-held Monaco St in Broadbeach, known for its multi million dollar mega mansions and high profile owners.“It is comparable in size and offering to some of the best homes on Monaco St,” he said.“The Sorrento market in the past few months along with its neighbouring suburbs at Isle of Capri and Broadbeach Waters has become increasingly popular and the sales recorded have been strong”. From the air it’s a sight to behold. But three years later, Ms Smith said the timing was right to sell.“I initially thought the house was too big for us, I was going to knock it down and build something smaller,” Ms Smith said. The entire 70m of water frontage has been renovated.The design also catered for Ms Smith’s two children. Features include a full-scale surfer mural adorning a bedroom wall, and there’s a tennis court, lap pool, diving board and pontoon. One of the bedrooms at the multimillion-dollar mansion. “It’s been the perfect home for entertaining. We’ve had picnics on the beach. It caters for holidays with families, or having friends over for cocktails. Then there’s the music room with the baby grand.”Michael Kollosche of Kollosche Prestige Agents is marketing the property.“There are few homes in Sorrento of this calibre, and homes of this size and quality do not come to market often,” he said. The pool makes a splash on the sprawling riverfront block.last_img read more

FWC Tells “Big Old Fish” Story about 350lb Grouper Caught off Florida Coast

first_imgAccording to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, this is “a big old fish.”In late December, a fisherman caught a massive Warsaw-grouper near southwest Florida. Now, biologists from Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Research Institute have determined that this is one truly impressive catch.According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the angler landed a Warsaw Grouper weighing a whopping 350 pounds.The big catch happened in December with a hook and line in roughly 600 feet of water.Biologists with the FWC Research Institute estimate the fish is 50 years old.Warsaw groupers can grow to nearly eight feet long and can weigh up to nearly 600 pounds.The largest ever caught in Florida weighed nearly 440 pounds.While the FWC appears to be excited about this particular catch, they don’t promote fishermen targeting these fish. According to them, the “status of the population in the Gulf is unknown.”last_img read more

Beat writers predict Syracuse to edge Central Michigan

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ On Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Syracuse and Central Michigan will kick off at the Carrier Dome for SU’s final nonconference home game this season. The Orange (1-1) lost to Middle Tennessee State last week while Central Michigan beat Kansas. The last time SU and CMU matched up, 2015, the Orange won, 30-27, in overtime.Our beat writers predict Saturday’s matchup, which will air on ACC Network Extra.Joe Bloss (1-1)Do or dieSyracuse 30, Central Michigan 24Steve Ishmael has 26 receptions and Central Michigan has eight interceptions. Neither team will run the ball well because neither can, so whichever passing attack outdoes the other will win. The edge goes to Eric Dungey and Syracuse because the Chippewas are missing some top targets. If I’m wrong, SU’s season is a lost cause halfway through September. Can’t wait for LSU!Sam Fortier (1-1)Cash in ChipsSyracuse 27, Central Michigan 26AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWe still have no idea what Syracuse is. We saw the Orange TKO a tomato can FCS team and then lose to its revenge-bent spurned ex-boss. Neither are fair barometers. Central Michigan, which won at Kansas last week, will be. The Chippewas finally give Syracuse a fair, Division-I test. The Orange will be who they’ve always been and charismatic Eric Dungey will overcome a struggling running game to keep SU’s offense just ahead of its defense to ensure the win. Then we’ll at least know we’re good for last season’s re-up.Matthew Gutierrez (1-1)Win while you canSyracuse 28, Central Michigan 20It won’t be pretty in front of another lackluster crowd, but Syracuse picks up its second win of the year Saturday against a banged-up Central Michigan team. The Chippewas will be without wide receivers Corey Willis and Brandon Childress, who combined for 225 yards and two touchdowns over the first two games. With them out, Shane Morris, who is 12th in the country with 693 passing, doesn’t have the targets he needs and SU’s defense gets a break to hold CMU.Tomer Langer (1-1)Loud and clearSyracuse 38, Central Michigan 24Syracuse lost its last four games of the season last year, but was without Eric Dungey playing quarterback. The last time SU lost before thought was Wake Forest, a game many considered winnable. The week after, the Orange had its best win of the season against Virginia Tech. SU lost a disappointing game against Middle Tennesssee State last week and head coach Dino Babers made it clear that he had the attention of his team during film study after. I believe him, and expect the Orange to pull away with a win. Comments Published on September 15, 2017 at 10:55 amlast_img read more