Palm Beach property ready to move in and enjoy

first_img10 Swordfish Court, Palm Beach.THIS Palm Beach property is ready to move into and enjoy.It should come as no surprise that vendor Frances Bardetta’s favourite feature of her home is its spectacular waterfront vista and freshwater pool. Mrs Bardetta and her husband Anthony bought the property in December and say the wildlife often seen in the canal made the home truly special. Style at every turn.Other features include a solar system, new ducted airconditioning system, floating timber floorboards and a built-in sound system. “Of all of the homes we’ve had I really couldn’t fault this home,” Mrs Bardetta said.“Everything is free flowing, it really is a beautiful home.”Agent Daniel Alexander said the home offered a luxurious lifestyle.“This rare five-star prestige waterfront property oozes style and will provide the perfect Palm Beach lifestyle,” he said.The property is within walking distance to shops, cafes, restaurants, public transport and schools. Relax by the pool.“The view across the water and up to Tallebudgera Valley mountains is just gorgeous,” she said.“It’s beautiful sitting out there and watching the fish and the black swans that come by. We even see dolphins.”The property offers a luxurious freshwater pool overlooking the canal, which Mrs Bardetta said was also a highlight.“There are no chemicals so you feel like you have had a skin treatment when you get out of the pool,” she said. What a bathroom. Stylish and functional- what more could you want?It has a lovely big kitchen and a beautiful butler’s pantry — you can make a mess in there and close the door when your guests arrive.” The outdoor terrace features polished concrete floors with glass balustrade to maximise the water views.Back inside and there are three bedrooms to the front of the house while the main bedroom is to the east of the house.The main bathroom was designed with an art-deco style and includes a freestanding bath with floor to ceiling subway tiles. DETAILS Agent: Daniel Alexander and Aleisha Rees, LJ Hooker Palm Beach Features: Freshwater pool, butler’s pantry, freestanding bath, video intercom system Price: Offers over $1.399 million Area: 607sq m Skin treatment anyone? The freshwater pool is a highlight of this property.The four-bedroom house features of high-end finishes and plenty of style throughout.As soon as you step inside the waterfront vista sparks your attention.The open-plan design means the living, dining and kitchen flow out to the outdoor terrace and pool.The kitchen stands out with modern appliances, Caesarstone bench tops, bespoke cabinetry with soft-close draws, a built-in wine fridge and huge butler’s pantry. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa17 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“It’s a tremendous entertainer’s home,” Mrs Bardetta said.last_img read more

No. 9 USC earns berth to Rose Bowl, will face Penn State

first_imgA season that began for USC with a stinker against Alabama will end with the Trojans smelling sweet roses. In a turnaround few could have predicted, No. 9 USC will play in the Rose Bowl against No. 5 Penn State on Jan. 2 after starting the season 1-3.“We are tremendously excited and proud to be invited to the 2017 Rose Bowl,” head coach Clay Helton said. “It is a great honor for our team to have the opportunity to represent our university and the Trojan Family in the Rose Bowl, a bowl in which we have such a long tradition.” The Trojans ended the regular season on an eight-game win streak, enough for the College Football Playoff Committee to place them higher than Colorado — which is 10th — in the final rankings. USC is also ranked ahead of Colorado in the final AP Poll at No. 9, while the Buffaloes are No. 11.“We are extremely thankful for the invitation,” Helton said. “It is a great reward for our football team after a very strong finish to the 2016 season.”USC entered the weekend ranked 11th in the country, needing to leapfrog the eighth-ranked Buffaloes to become the highest-ranked Pac-12 team and earn a berth to Rose Bowl. But Colorado’s 41-10 loss to Washington in the Pac-12 Championship game gave the committee enough reason to drop the Buffaloes beneath the Trojans. In an interview with ESPN, playoff committee chair Kirby Hocutt called USC “one of the most impressive teams in the country” and said the committee spent a “considerable” amount of time deciding between USC and Colorado for the Rose Bowl bid.In doing so, it put the USC back in the Rose Bowl for the first time since 2009, when it also faced Penn State in a 35-24 win. The teams also played in the 1923 Rose Bowl, which was the first postseason appearance for both programs. This snaps an eight-year Rose Bowl drought, which is tied for the longest in school history. The Trojans have historically dominated this bowl; this will be their record 34th appearance in the game. They have also made the Rose Bowl in the last 14 U.S. Presidential terms, with President Barack Obama now joining the list. USC is 24-9 in its Rose Bowl history. It is the most wins by a school in a single bowl.This appearance came after a stunning mid-season run that saw the Trojans jump from the bottom of the Pac-12 to a top-10 ranking nationally. The success coincided with Helton making a quarterback switch from redshirt junior Max Browne to redshirt freshman Sam Darnold. Darnold led the Trojans to an 8-1 record after taking over, putting together one spectacular performance after another and changing the tone of the season.The Trojans finish as the second highest-ranked team in the Pac-12 behind No. 4 Washington, which will play No. 1 Alabama in the College Football Playoff.Kickoff on Jan. 2 will be at 2 p.m. from the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.“We congratulate Coach Franklin and the Penn State football team on their outstanding season and look forward to what should be a fun and compelling bowl matchup,” Helton said. “We can’t wait to see the Trojan Family in Pasadena on January 2.”last_img read more