Casuarina beach house offers luxury at every turn

first_imgThe perfect spot to kick back and relax. The outdoor areas are a dream.A heated lap pool and spa with Indonesian turquoise stone tiling, a sunken bath in the main bedroom’s ensuite and a centrepiece kitchen, with a built-in wine fridge and teppanyaki grill, are just some of the highlights in the showcase oceanfront house. Owners Luke and Amanda Fitcher designed and built the property for their family of four about four years ago. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa11 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“My wife and I came up with some ideas for a layout and how we wanted it to look, and took that to Scott Carpenter — who was the architect — and he created something pretty special,” Mr Fitcher said. “We have two young boys and we were looking for something that worked well for us all with enough space and storage.”His favourite aspect was the basement, with plenty of room for the boys’ surf gear. With Casuarina Beach at the back gate, the location is ideal. Mr Fitcher said the style was hard to pinpoint as they drew inspiration from a range of influences. MORE NEWS: Where to buy a property goldmine It has an open floorplan that flows seamlessly outside. You’ll have to be careful not to fall into the bath. There is a lot to love about the property at 13 Dryandras Court, Casuarina.DAYDREAMING of escaping to an island paradise? The opportunity to turn that dream into a daily reality has hit the market, beachside in Casuarina. An award-winning, five-bedroom house at 13 Dryandras Court features an eclectic mix of island styles, a delectable display of unique finishes and luxury at every turn. A cobblestone entry and vintage leadlight windows welcome you to the coastal home. Stone walls, vaulted ceilings, tumble brass tapware, travertine tiles and raw concrete Caesarstone are effortlessly blended to create a visual feast. It has hit the market with a $3.395 million price tag. There are plenty of natural materials and tones featured throughout the house.“It’s a really unique fusion of a few different styles. I say it’s the ultimate beach house,” he said. Mr Fitcher, a builder, said they were selling to move on to their next project. “It was a hard thing deciding to move as I kept saying I’d build the exact same thing,” he said. The property won the 2016 HIA Gold Coast & Northern Rivers Housing Award and 2017 Queensland Architecture Award. It is on the market with a $3.395 million price tag. LJ Hooker Kingscliff agent Nick Witheriff, who is marketing the property alongside Carol Witheriff, said it was the best house he had seen in the area. “We have sold 10 homes in the last 12 months on the beachfront north of $3 million and this one is the most special,” Mr Witheriff said. “The owners’ vision was to create something unique and they have certainly done that.“We have not seen anything of this calibre offered on the Tweed Coast before.” MORE NEWS: Living among the stars at Byron Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. 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 Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51last_img read more

Brisbane skyhome with killer bath tub views sells for $6m plus

first_imgImagine watching Riverfire from this epic bath tub?FORMER BRW rich-lister James Rice and his wife Elise have sold their spectacular Brisbane skyhome to an international buyer for more than $6 million.Designed by award-winning architect Justin O’Neill, the sprawling 670 sqm luxury apartment in New Farm spans two levels and offers some of the best views in the city — even from the bath tub. The master suite at 10/170 Bowen Tce, New Farm, is exceptionally large.Also on the first floor is a second living room, a media room, the kitchen, dining and main living area — all of which open on to an outdoor area, and a bar and wine cellar.Other features include a powder room on the first level, a dedicated laundry on the second level and a six-car garage.“A six car garage! In New Farm, there are only a handful of properties that offer that,” Mrs Hackett said. Mrs Hackett said the home attracted multiple offers and had more than 13,000 views online before going under contract after six weeks. The formal dining area of the apartment.The extravagance begins as soon as you exit the private lift, which opens out on to a floor plan that includes walls of glass and Travertine stone floors.The main bedroom has an oversized walk-in wardrobe with sensor lighting, a built-in entertainment unit and a larger-than-life ensuite with views that can be enjoyed from a statement, circular stone bath.Imagine watching Riverfire from that tub! The kitchen and living area.Records show the property last sold for $6.15 million in March 2017, but Mrs Hackett would not disclose whether it had resold for more than that.The deal settles in September. The city views from the apartment are spectacular.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoMrs Hackett said the buyers were also impressed by the views, the size of the apartment and its location — especially its proximity to Howard Smith Wharves.“After the inspection they went to ARC Dining and had a couple of bottles of wine,” she said.center_img Riverfire as seen from the apartment at 10/170 Bowen Tce, New Farm. The view from the apartment at 10/170 Bowen Tce, New Farm, which has sold for more than $6m.She said the apartment sold to an expat couple who planned to use it for a few months a year.“It’s quite a big apartment for just two people,” Mrs Hackett said.“But it suited everything they were looking for.“Apartment living for expats is very much ‘the norm’ and there are two full levels so the option for children is there.” The view from the bath tub in the master ensuite. The view from the top level of the apartment at 10/170 Bowen Tce, New Farm.Selling agent Sarah Hackett of Place Estate Agents described the property at 10/170 Bowen Terrace as one of Brisbane’s most “unforgettable” homes. RELATED: Amazing waterfront homes for every budgetlast_img read more

Amalfi Coast meets North Queensland in this Townsville charmer

first_img“We bought this house after our kids had moved on and now we are looking to downsize,” Mr Fittock said. “I will miss our terraced backyard, which backs onto the Castle Hill reserve.“It has these lovely grevilleas on it that are flowering throughout the year and are just beautiful to sit and look at with the birds chirping.” READ MORE “In the summer, you get the shade from Castle Hill which comes over in the afternoon. “It was the location and beautiful water views that really drew us in.”More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020A few years ago, the house was revitalised with a significant renovation. “We renovated the house between 2015 and 2016,” Mr Fittock said. “It was a complete internal renovation. “We re-finished the timber floorboards and they look beautiful.”The house boasts Amalfi style terracing, granite rock features and a spectacular airy layout. Mr Fittock said they were only selling with the intention of downsizing and would miss the views and freshly renovated features of the home.center_img Slice of history offers endless opportunity WHEN John and Suzanne Fittock bought this stunning Queenslander in 2005, it had hardly been touched since the 1970s. The location and expansive outlook over Magnetic Island lured them in and they have spent more than a decade enjoying the serenity and convenience that living at 30 Stanton Terrace has offered. “The north-facing aspect is great throughout the year so you get the winter sun on the front veranda in the morning,” Mr Fittock said. READ MORE Timeless charmer with unbelievable views last_img read more

Eleven televisions in QLD’s hottest house

first_img Insane $45m mega-mansion hits market What’s not to like here? Stunning location. MORE: Housing set for fresh record highs TVs everywhere – including Foxtel in the bedroom. TV in one of the living zones.The home has 11 televisions that come with the home – prewired to Foxtel for all bedrooms, living rooms, media room, cabana, spa area and guest house.There are eight HD security cameras with alarms, keypad and HD intercom at the front door, and even the 11.3kw solar system has 10kw smart metering, plus there are three Apple iPad launch ports to control many functions of the house.Sitting on a 892sq m waterfront block, it has been set to go under the hammer at 2pm on Saturday October 26 on site. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK 1. 10 MeloryCrescent, Magill, SA2. 144 Tallebudgera Drive, Palm Beach, QLD3. 7 John Street, Eastwood, SAMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours ago (Source: REA) Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. 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 Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 (Source: REA)The property was so hot, it was also the second most viewed home in the country this week, the data showed.The smart home is fully automated to control CBUS lighting, media, security and multi-zoned audio, with pre-set profiles, according to agents Michael Kollosche and Rob Lamb of Kollosche – Broadbeach. 144 Tallebudgera Drive, Palm Beach, was the hottest house in Queensland this past week and the second most viewed in the country.If the words “flawless, fully automated, luxury Hamptons home” have you floored, you are not alone – it emerged as the hottest house in Queensland, data released Friday found.The six bedroom home at 144 Tallebudgera Drive, Palm Beach, was the most viewed home in the Sunshine State this past week, according to realestate.com.au figures – and it really does have 11 televisions. It has its own boathouse and pontoon.They have it listed as a home where no expense was spared.“Everything – from the six bedrooms, all with water views, to the top-of-the-range home automation, the custom-made interiors and an enviable alfresco with waterfront cabana – ensures the lucky new owners will enjoy a future proof forever home which takes your breath away with its beguiling beauty.” Curved beach house lands seven-figure deal Seriously, what’s not to like in this dream property? QLD’S MOST VIEWED THIS WEEK:1. 144 Tallebudgera Drive, Palm Beach, QLD2. 133 Indus Street, Camp Hill, QLD3. 143 Chesterfield Drive, Bonogin, QLD MOST VIEWED NATIONALLY:last_img read more

The Gold Coast’s star property performers revealed in national top 50 list

first_imgAcross Australia, the report highlighted 44 suburbs where the change in median value was more than 10 per cent in the past 12 months. “(The) report provides you with a starting point when considering purchasing property and helps identify areas where change in median value has historically been strong,” the report read. “For sellers, it helps you to understand how your suburb has performed and provides an indication of the likely capital gain you should hope to realise upon sale.” Benowa house prices increased 12.9 per cent to a median value of $928,837, which saw it ranked 18th.Bundall came in at No. 31 thanks to a 11.4 per cent rise to a median house value of $1,042,112. They were two of four Queensland suburbs featured on the list, alongside Port Douglas and the Fraser Coast’s Glenwood. Houses in Howlong, a small country town on the border of NSW and Victoria, topped the list thanks to a median value that jumped 24.2 per cent to $305,209. REIQ Gold Coast zone chairman John Newlands. Picture: Steve HollandReal Estate Institute of Queensland Gold Coast zone chairman John Newlands said there were still a lot of affordable options to be found in Benowa and Bundall. “The affordability in those areas has been quite good and their geographic location (is a selling point),” he said. “The Coast is growing and they are very central locations with quite a large number of schools, shopping centres and not far from the beach.”Mr Newlands said the values for both suburbs, which sat near the million-dollar point, could be skewed due to a lot of sales at the top end, but said if buyers had been priced out of the areas to look to neighbouring suburbs. A property in the Royal Pines estate at 2/5018 Riverwood Grove, Benowa, is on the market for more than $880,000.Harcourts Coastal agent Grant Stephens said Benowa and Bundall were two areas that were finally “catching up” with the rest of the Gold Coast market. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa9 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago“They have been undervalued for some time given their location,” he said. “Those suburbs have played catch up with the rest of the market and that’s why they have jumped so well.“Timing is everything, so get in before they keep rising.” Mr Stephens said Bundall had been attracting a lot of interstate buyers, while Benowa’s Royal Pines resort was drawing a lot of international attention. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:29Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:29 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. 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 Rate1xFullscreenWays to get into the property market for less00:29 Australia’s star performers for 2019 have been revealed with two Gold Coast suburbs making the top 50 list.TWO burgeoning Gold Coast suburbs have been named among the country’s star property performers. Benowa and Bundall ranked in CoreLogic’s Top Performing Suburbs report, released this month. The national best 50 list identified the suburbs across Australia that have performed strongly and consistently across an extended period of time. MORE NEWS: Industry slams QLD rental reformsMORE NEWS: Regal residence has jaw-dropping price last_img read more

Development designed to suit buyers at every stage of their life

first_img Park House at Yeerongpilly Green. Photo: SuppliedMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoMr Scriven said Park House was the precinct’s most luxurious and spacious apartment offering, with direct and uninterrupted views across the parkland.He said a drawcard for buyers was the village lifestyle.“In addition to owning a luxurious riverside home, buyers have access to 1.2ha of surrounding parklands and nearby amenity such as the Brisbane Golf Club, the Queensland Tennis Centre, the Brisbane River loop and doorstop rail connections to the CBD and beyond,” Mr Scriven said.“The village will also be home to a dining and leisure precinct, Woolworths supermarket, boutique cinema, fitness centre and medical hub – all of these ingredients together make for a home that’s completely one of a kind in Brisbane. There’s quite literally nothing else like it available”.The two-bedroom, two-bathroom, two-car apartments start from $660,000. Three-bedroom, two-bathroom, two-car apartments are priced from $835,000. Park House at Yeerongpilly Green. A six-storey tower with 35 apartments fronting the lush parklands of Yeerongpilly Green has been architecturally designed to embrace the outdoor lifestyle.Park House is part of the new riverside precinct at Yeerongpilly and features three luxurious penthouses, perfect for owner-occupiers.Colliers International director of residential Andrew Scriven said the penthouses had three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a two-car garage priced from $975,000.Featuring large balconies, cross ventilation, premium finishes and European appliances, the development has been designed to suit buyers at every stage of their life.Mr Scriven said stage one of Yeerongpilly Green was targeted at local downsizers.“Park House has seen the highest amount of interest across all product for sale as part of stage one,” he said.“To date, we’ve sold a dozen apartments including a penthouse and a selection of two and three-bedroom homes – not surprisingly, all have been purchased by owner occupiers with half of the group indicating they were downsizing.“We’re very much aligned with the intended target market with all purchasers having come from the local Brisbane area, except for one who came from the Sunshine Coast. “This has also been very clear through the high level of inquiry we’ve seen, with the majority matching the same demographic as well.”last_img read more

Nothing boring about this bespoke renovation

first_imgThe home has been given an LA mid-mod makeover. Photo: Andy Macpherson StudioWhen some of the country’s most popular home design shows are lining up at your front door, there must be something pretty special to see inside.Film crews have become regular visitors at The Kira House, owned and renovated by Gold Coast couple Simone and Grason Kira with cover-worthy results. The home has been styled using hand-picked items both old and new. Photo: Andy Macpherson StudioThe couple purchased the original 1970s brick home on Jabiru Avenue in 2011 and lived in it for 10 years with their two sons before diving into a major renovation last year.“Our vision was to design a home that was timeless, but we didn’t want it to be boring,” Mrs Kira said.“Grason has to push the boundaries and likes things to be interesting.”Describing the style as LA mid-century modern, Mr Kira drew inspiration from Brazilian architect Marcio Kogan who favours raw materials such as wood, concrete and stone. Every room in the house looks onto water creating a relaxed energy. Photo: Andy Macpherson StudioThe no-water LA-style garden features palm trees, cactus, grasses and white dust to bring their Palm Springs dream to life and a skate ramp is purely for fun in the front yard.Warm and unpretentious, the family has bypassed the luxury features seen in many modern homes in favour of creating multiple zones to sit and relax.“That was really important to us,” Mrs Kira said. “There are no media rooms, gyms or saunas, we really just wanted lots of spaces where you can sit and relax both inside and out.”“The whole house just has a really good energy.” Ready, Set, Reno airs on Channel 9 Life today at 1.30pm. A hanging fireplace creates a point of interest in the lounge room. Photo: Andy Macpherson StudioThe personable couple is well-known in design circles around Australia as the owners of self-titled interior styling store, Kira & Kira in Miami. The retail and workshop space showcases bespoke furniture made by Mr Kira alongside the work of local artisans in line with their “buy once, buy well” ethos.All local trades were used for the building and landscape work on The Kira House, which was styled using their own handmade furniture and a selection of vintage treasures.“I do have eclectic tastes,” Mrs Kira said. “I’ve got some interesting things, like a big taxidermy peacock, and a quirky way of putting them together.”center_img The Kira family share their renovation journey on Ready, Set, Reno today. Photo: Andy Macpherson StudioThe bespoke Burleigh Waters home is set to feature on Channel 9’s Ready, Set, Reno today, in the first of a four-part series documenting the couple’s eight-month renovation journey. Back in January, the Kira’s home was also showcased over three episodes on Channel 9’s Open Homes Australia.“The whole experience has been so much fun,” said Mrs Kira, who insisted on filming each take once only.“It’s all very real and raw because that’s who we are.” Curved walnut timber makes a statement in the kitchen. Photo: Andy Macpherson StudioCarefully crafted timbers form a major feature throughout the home, including the kitchen where a curved walnut timber island bench and seamless cabinetry take centre stage.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa8 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago“The kitchen makes a bit of a statement,” Mrs Kira said.“Grason wanted the kitchen to look more like a piece of furniture.”Doorknobs are excluded so as not to disrupt the flow of American oak along the hallway while a single live-edge timber slab creates warmth and interest in the entrance way. With a pool in the centre of the house and a canal at the rear, every room in the four-bedroom home looks onto water.last_img read more

Sisters of Mercy hand historic Brisbane laundry to developers

first_img View of Brisbane city from Morris Street in front of Greville, Wooloowin. Picture: Richard Walker“All our terrace homes have an optimal north-south orientation, meaning they are designed to enjoy abundant natural light and breezes, with our first release in an elevated enclave, meaning some also enjoy city skyline views,” Mr Starr said. City glimpses from Greville Wooloowin.“We have created four different floor plans so there is a design to suit people at all stages of life – whether they are downsizers looking to have their master bedroom and living on one level, or younger purchasers wanting their bedrooms separated.” The Greville courtyards will include lots of green space.There are generous landscaped courtyards, and open-plan living that integrates with either a courtyard or balcony, creating light-filled indoor-outdoor living and entertaining.Civil construction will begin this season and the first 12 town homes will begin construction in autumn or winter of 2021. The development is expected to take five years to complete. Grand renovation for 100-year-old Queenslander The Holy Cross Convent in Wooloowin is also part of the masterplanned community. It was designed by Hall and Dods architects in 1912. Picture: Richard Walker $2 billion development for the Bundaberg region Green space and the pool area planned for Greville Wooloowin.“We’re making sure we’re not taking away the storytelling or the narrative of the site,” Mr Brown said. “The modern additions pay homage to the scale of those buildings, we haven’t tried to break it up into little houses.”An original convent that is next to the Holy Cross Catholic Primary School facing Morris Street, will be adapted for community use. Cedar Woods Properties senior development manager Peter Starr said the $180 million community would keep the ‘garden’ feel that Wooloowin is known for and will be sympathetic to the Queenslander style of surrounding homes, but the new homes would be grounded in a contemporary design. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. 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 Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 The RotheLowman designed terrace homes planned for Greville Wooloowin.The residential reuse of what was one of the largest commercial laundries in Brisbane will lead to the original building being turned into generous living areas with 4m-high ceilings. A modern two-storey addition will be added behind, which will house the garage, laundry and upstairs bedrooms.Between the two buildings will be a bridge to allow for private courtyards between the old and the new sections.center_img The development and design team behind Wooloowin’s first masterplanned community: Jeff Brown, Farzana Gujarati and Peter Starr (front). Picture: Richard WalkerBrisbane’s newest masterplanned inner-city community will go ahead at the site of a historic convent after nuns agreed to hand it over to developers.One of the founding fathers of architecture in Brisbane will have his work incorporated into the new masterplanned community – the first of its kind in the inner northern suburb of Wooloowin.Greville is a 3.6 hectare, 280-home development that has been five years in the planning after a negotiated sale between Cedar Woods Properties and the Catholic Sisters of Mercy, who have owned the elevated site, 5km north of Brisbane CBD, since the 1880s.The sale of the site went through in December 2015 for the sum of $27.06 million. Climber sells home, honours memory of ‘soulmate’ lost in tragedy At its heart is a heritage-listed laundry that was designed by the most prolific government architect in Queensland, Francis Drummond Greville Stanley, who also designed the General Post Office (GPO) and was the first president of the Queensland Institute of Architects in 1888. The General Post Office (GPO) in Brisbane. The Holy Cross Laundry House at Wooloowin. Picture: Richard WalkerThe community has been named in his honour and three of the apartment buildings will be named Francis, Drummond and Stanley.“Back in the day, these industrial buildings were made with care, crafted by architects,” RotheLowman Architects principal Jeff Brown said.“They were seen as important parts of the infrastructure of the city and were therefore given the care and the love to become impressive works of architecture, which I have always loved. They are so well thought out and tell the story of the city in a way.”RotheLowman Architects has designed the new masterplanned community of 84 terrace homes and 189 apartments and will convert the laundry into seven residential apartments on the edge of a 4000 sqm community park within the development. FDG Stanley’s Brisbane legacy MORE PROPERTY STORIES 1872: General Post Office, 261 Queen StreetMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market8 hours ago General Post Office (GPO) in Brisbane. 1873: Roma Street railway station Roma Street Railway Station. Picture courtesy of George Washington Wilson Collection of Photographs, Aberdeen University Library. 1876: Holy Trinity Church, 141 Brookes St, Fortitude Valley 1879: The Port Office, 39 Edward Street The Port Office, Brisbane. Early 1880s: All Hallows’ St Ann’s Industrial School 1881: National Australia Bank, 308 Queen Street National Australia Bank (NAB) headquarters. Picture Derek Moore 1882: The Queensland Club, 19 George Street 1887: St Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 43 St Paul’s Terrace, Spring Hill 1889: Tighnabruaich villa, 203 Clarence Road, Indooroopilly Tighnabruaich at Indooroopilly. 1889: Sisters of Mercy Holy Cross Laundry House, Morris Street, Wooloowin The Holy Cross Laundry House at Wooloowin. Picture: Richard Walker FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOKlast_img read more

Woodside: Wheatstone LNG Train 1 commissioning nearing completion

first_imgThe commissioning of Wheatstone LNG project’s first liquefaction train is in the final stages, Woodside’s CEO Peter Coleman said.The Chevron-led project west of Onslow, Australia completed offshore platform hook-up and commissioning required for LNG Train 1 start-up.Woodside informed in its quarterly report that the trunkline is pressurized and ready to supply gas onshore where LNG Train 1 final commissioning is well advanced and nearing completion.The start-up of the second liquefaction train is expected six to eight months after the Train 1 start-up.At full capacity, the two liquefaction trains will be producing 8.9 million tons per annum of LNG.Wheatstone LNG is a joint venture between Australian units of Chevron (64.14 percent), Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (13.4 percent), Woodside (13 percent), and Kyushu Electric Power Company (1.46 percent), together with PE Wheatstone, part owned by JERA (8 percent).LNG cargo deliveries and Pluto expansion plansWoodside, that reported a 20.7 mmboe production during the second quarter of 2017 noted that the production was impacted by two temporary unplanned outages at the Karratha gas plant.With the outages, the North West Shelf project delivered 60 cargoes, while the Pluto LNG plant exported 16 cargoes, achieving daily and weekly production records along the way.Woodside noted that studies on the expansion of the Pluto LNG plant have progressed with concept options nearing completions.Expressions of interest have been sought for FEED and the development of binding EPC bids to support planned final investment decision in the second half of 2018.Results of the cold high-rate trial confirmed there is additional available pre-treatment capacity which may be utilized through expansion scope.Woodside’s CEO Coleman also said that the North West Shelf project participants have proposed non-binding key terms to process gas through the Karratha Gas Plant to other resource owners.The participants are now negotiating with the resource owners and targeting preliminary agreements in early 2018.last_img read more

Vandenberg Harbor Dredging Proposed

first_imgThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District, has received an application for a Department of the Army permit for the Vandenberg Air Force Base Harbor Maintenance Dredging project.According to the Corps, the project calls for dredging of up to 10,000 cubic yards of sediment annually from an approximately 3.5 acre area in the Vandenberg Harbor.The overall project purpose is to conduct periodic maintenance dredging to a design depth of -10 feet MLLW plus a two-foot overdredge depth in a 3.5 acre area of the harbor and stockpile the dredged material in an upland location (for dewatering) prior to hauling the dry sediment to an inland/upland disposal site (a former quarry on Pt. Pedernales).If approved, the maintenance dredging will be performed in the same dredge footprint and with similar equipment and methods as used during prior dredging events, with the use of a clamshell bucket on a dock-mounted crane to dredge an approximately 70-foot radius area adjacent to the dock.Deadline for sending comments for the proposed project is September 22, 2017.[mappress mapid=”24370″]last_img read more

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