The multimillion-dollar sale of a Gold Coast trophy home has set a new street record

first_img252 Pacific Parade, Bilinga.“At that stage, it had an old beach shack on it that had been built in the 1940s and was in a fairly dilapidated state,” Dr Johnson told The Bulletin earlier this month.Renowned Coast architect Paul Uhlmann helped the couple design the five-­bedroom, three bathroom home that stands today, which was built in 2011.It has a seemingly endless list of luxury features and stunning views of the coastline.The sale comes after another beachfront home at Bilinga sold for $3.3 million under the hammer last weekend.Mr Dowker, who also marketed the Short St property, said following the auction beachfront properties between Palm Beach and Bilinga were in high demand lately.He reiterated the beachfront market’s strength last week, explaining many have sold within 30 days of being listed.“There’s been really good momentum in the beachfront market,” he said. 252 Pacific Parade, Bilinga.Like that property, the house at No. 252 attracted prospective buyers in droves before it sold late last week.Ray White Mermaid Beach agent Troy Dowker said more than 40 groups inspected the trophy home throughout the month it was on the market.“We had three offers running on it, two locals and one (from) interstate,” he said.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa15 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“It sold a couple of days before auction.”A local buyer living on the southern Gold Coast was the successful bidder.Mr Dowker said the property’s 16m-wide ocean frontage was a major drawcard, as many beachfront properties were 10m wide.“It’s wider than your standard block, that gives you a really nice expansive footprint,” he said.A traditional beach house once stood on the 506sq m block but sellers Kay and Trevor Johnson bought it in 2007 with the intention of knocking it down and replacing it with their dream home. 252 Pacific Parade, Bilinga.A WAVE of house hunters on the market for beachfront homes continues to sweep across the Gold Coast with a Bilinga property fetching a record price last week.The towering seaside mansion on Pacific Pde sold for $4 million days before its scheduled auction on Saturday.It marks a record sale for the street, which was ­previously set by former Queensland Governor ­Leneen Forde’s property of 25 years.Member for Currumbin Jann Stuckey bought the property at No. 248 for $3.1 million at a packed on-site auction in February. 252 Pacific Parade, Bilinga.center_img 252 Pacific Parade, Bilinga. 252 Pacific Parade, Bilinga.last_img read more

Wife and children of Tottenham defender Vertonghen robbed at knifepoint

first_img Source: Supersport “We encourage anyone who has any information to come forward to help the police with their investigation.”The Metropolitan Police said in a statement that officers had attended a report of a burglary at a residential address in NW3 at 7:49 pm on 10 March.“It was reported four men wearing balaclavas, armed with knives, had forced entry to the property and stolen a number of items before leaving.“Nobody was injured. The suspects had left the scene before officers arrived. There have been no arrests and inquiries continue.”Vertonghen is the latest footballer to be targeted by criminals.A house rented by Crystal Palace defender Mamadou Sakho in Wimbledon was burgled in December, while Arsenal players Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac were attacked by carjackers in July last year.Liverpool forward Sadio Mane’s house was burgled while he was playing a Champions League last-16 away tie against Bayern Munich in February last year. Jan Vertonghen’s family was robbed at knifepoint in their London home while the Tottenham Hotspur defender was on Champions League duty against RB Leipzig in Germany on Tuesday night, the BBC reported.The report said police had confirmed that four men wearing balaclavas forced their way into the house while Vertonghen’s wife and children were inside.“We have been supporting Jan and his family through this terribly traumatic time,” the report cited a Tottenham spokesperson as saying.center_img Tags: Jan VertonghenTottenham Hotspurlast_img read more

Rio 2016: Usain Bolt wins third successive 200m Gold

first_imgUsain Bolt’s only real competition was the clock. He couldn’t beat it. Another gold medal isn’t such a bad consolation prize. (Rio Olympics – Full Coverage)Bolt romped in what he says is his last Olympic 200-meter race Thursday night, but finished in 19.78 seconds, more than a half-second short of his own world record – the one he said he really wanted to break.A win is a win, and Bolt has gold medal No. 8.But his expression as he crossed the finish line told the real story of this one.The field running far behind him through the thin mist – Andre de Grasse of Canada finished .24 behind and Christophe Lemaitre of France took bronze – Bolt was giving every ounce of effort, grimacing as he approached the line.He glanced to his left to check out the clock just before he crossed. The time came up, and when Bolt saw it, he tilted his head back and yelled, stuck his hands wide open as if to say “Why?” then tore off the No. 6 sticker that was on his right hip.But the after-party was great, as usual. With chants of “Usain Bolt, Usain Bolt” ringing out, Bolt paraded around the track with his flag, reggae music blaring in the background, then dropped to his knees and kissed the track before giving his iconic “To The World” pose.His record in his favorite race still stands, though, at 19.19. He set it in 2009 at world championships, breaking the mark he’d previously set the year before (19.30) when he made his debut in Beijing.advertisementlast_img read more