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

Memorial is set for Connie Meairs

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Her husband passed away in 2002. Both Red and Connie are members of the International Softball Congress (ISC) Hall of Fame. Carmina (Connie) Baldassarre met Red, a Wilson High and Long Beach City College grad, during World War II and they were married in 1947. When Meairs became owner- coach of the Nitehawks, Connie worked the concession stands at games to raise money for the well-known championship softball team. Connie has four siblings, brother Rocky, sisters Mary and Phyllis, and brother Charles, who is deceased. She has eight nephews and nieces and numerous grandnieces and grandnephews. center_img A memorial service for Connie Meairs, the wife of legendary Long Beach Nitehawks softball coach Red Meairs and a legend in her own right, will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Midcities Baptist Church, 19391 Newland in Westminster. Meairs passed away last month from Alzheimer’s at the age of 83 while living with a sister in Boulder City, Nev. last_img read more