Classy residence offers waterfront sanctuary

first_imgThe boat matches the style of the home.The four-bedroom residence is on a waterfront block with synthetic grass.“We travel a lot to New Zealand,” Mrs Kelly said. “That’s where our business is so we rely on low maintenance.”Mrs Kelly described the house as a sanctuary hidden by a wall of greenery. “It is very private and you just have this wonderful canal outlook,” she said. “You can open up the doors in the living room and kitchen and there are wonderful breezes that come through.”More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North11 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoThe home has a large kitchen with a granite island bench and a strong focus on a sophisticated and contemporary style. Waterfront living at 37 Admiralty Drive, Paradise Waters.AFTER owning a home at a magnificent New Zealand winery, Elaine and John Kelly thought they had seen it all – until they found this Paradise Waters residence.Sprawled on a 847sq m block, the spectacular home at 37 Admiralty Drive combines travertine tile, marble, oak and cedar wood to create a sophisticated and classic style. The couple said they bought a timber boat to go with the house. “It fits perfectly,” the grandmother-of-two said. “We would be happy to sell the home with the boat because it just seems to match the Hamptons style.” Plenty of room to entertain.Mrs Kelly said she was able to host a dinner party for 37 of her friends. “It was a sit-down dinner for my friend’s birthday and we all fit nicely,” she said.The couple plans to move to a unit at Budds Beach. “My husband and I are in the wine and renovating business which are two of our passions,” Mrs Kelly said.“We have re-dressed the home and repolished the marble instead of pulling it apart and redesigning it.center_img The block is designed to be low-maintenance.“We didn’t completely change everything like we usually do when we renovate homes. This property just had a certain class about it.”The property is being marketed by Katrina Walsh, Harcourts Coastal, Gold Coast.It will be auctioned on February 15, at 11am, in rooms at Harcourts, 16 Queensland Ave, Broadbeach.last_img read more

Reds continue title charge at Saints

first_img It was the ideal start to a run of three successive away matches, with Suarez marking his 100th league appearance for the Reds by ending an unusual barren run after just 16 minutes. Saints did not wilt, though, with Adam Lallana hitting the post after a Rickie Lambert flick-on, before Luke Shaw, impressing in front of watching England manager Roy Hodgson, went on a marauding run which ended with Jay Rodriguez forcing Simon Mignolet into a fine save. Mauricio Pochettino’s side were made to pay for those missed opportunities after the break, as Sterling, one of the nine players on display called up for England duty this week, netted seconds after coming off the bench. Suarez provided the assist for that goal and was involved in Liverpool’s third, earning the stoppage-time penalty lashed home by Steven Gerrard. The Uruguay international looked like he would score just six minutes into the match after a wonderful squared ball by Daniel Sturridge, only for a timely interception by Jose Fonte. One-time Southampton target Philippe Coutinho sent a hopeful volley into the side-netting as Liverpool’s bright start continued, before Rodriguez bundled an effort wide. The hosts called for a penalty after a Jon Flanagan shoulder-barge on Lallana. Those appeals fell on deaf ears and Liverpool capitalised, opening the scoring after 16 minutes. Having cut out Sturridge’s attempt to link up with Suarez, the ball took a fortuitous touch off Fonte into the latter’s path, with him continuing to wonderfully steer past Artur Boruc. A tilt at the crown had never been part of Rodgers’ plan this season, but their recent form has given them a real chance of a first championship since 1990. The latest win came at Southampton – the only side to have won at Anfield this season – with goals from Suarez, Raheem Sterling and Steven Gerrard earning the Reds a 3-0 triumph which sees them climb above Manchester City and Arsenal. Press Association Liverpool’s title challenge is gaining increasing momentum, with Luis Suarez inspiring Brendan Rodgers’ side to a victory at Southampton that moves them second in the Barclays Premier League. It was a fine strike and one which appeared to kick-start Saints as Lambert fired over and Glen Johnson cut out a threatening Calum Chambers cross, before Lallana hit the base of the post. Neat team play ended with Chambers crossing from the right to Lambert, whose deft touch under pressure put through Lallana, only for the playmaker’s close-range prod to come back off the far post. The Saints captain again had an attempt before Morgan Schneiderlin turned over as Saints continued in the ascendancy. A venomous low Suarez strike was all Liverpool had to show after the goal, which would have been cancelled out before half-time but for the fine reactions of Mignolet. Showing why he was called-up by England this week, Shaw went on a fine run forward and sent in a low cross that, having been stepped over by Lambert, allowed Rodriguez to strike on goal, with the Belgian goalkeeper impressively clawing the ball away. Keen to turn their dominance into a goal, Gaston Ramirez replaced Steven Davis for a second half that saw Schneiderlin have the hosts’ first attempt just 70 seconds in. Rodriguez saw a shot blocked by Martin Skrtel and Mignolet held a Lallana effort, but Liverpool’s defence was holding firm. The same could not be said for the home side’s, with Suarez the architect as the Reds doubled their advantage in the 58th minute. Turning his man when latching onto a ball through, the Uruguay international selflessly cut back for Sterling to slot home seconds after coming off the bench. The strike put Liverpool clear and saw them play with increased confidence for the remainder of the match. Suarez slipped through Sturridge with 69 minutes on the clock, only for him to put wide as he looked to net for a ninth successive match. Jordan Henderson shot wide and Gerrard saw an effort tipped wide by Boruc, who had to be alert to stop Suarez’s audacious attempt direct from the resulting corner sneaking home. The 27-year-old had another attempt soon after as Liverpool continued to attack, before earning a stoppage-time penalty. Suarez was caught by Fonte’s flailing leg, with Gerrard stepping up to lash home from the spot to keep the pressure on leaders Chelsea. last_img read more