Melbourne couple pays $12.5m for Gold Coast mega mansion

first_imgVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:31Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:31 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenIs it a good time to list?02:31A Melbourne buyer looking to escape the city amid the COVID crisis has splashed $12.5 million on a sprawling resort-style estate, setting a new main river record. The contract on the luxury 3300 sqm holding at 249-255 Monaco Street went unconditional today in one of the biggest deals on the Gold Coast so far this year. MORE: Gold Coast’s newest million-dollar suburb Renovated beach cottage sold in 24 hours A Melbourne couple plans to relocate to the Broabeach Waters estate.The Melbourne buyers, introduced by Rebecca Moffrey of The Professionals Mermaid Beach, are relocating to the Gold Coast in what has become a fast-growing trend.Mr Jones said another Melbourne couple had purchased 165 Monaco Street for $3.1 million and Sydney and Melbourne buyers were circling a four-bedroom house at 155 Monaco Street.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago“There’s definitely a change in appetite, related to COVID-19, among people wanting to get out of those high population areas,” he said. “The Gold Coast has always been the number one postcode for internal migration in Australia but this has just made it more attractive.” Is this mega mansion built in the wrong suburb Villa Cantarocco drew worldwide interest.The five-bedroom Villa Cantarocco boasts 43 metres of prime river frontage as well as a 17m swimming pool, pontoon, jetty and a six-car garage.The sale is the latest in a string of prestige property deals on the Gold Coast this year, led by the $25 million sale of Breakfree founder Tony Smith’s Mermaid Beach mansion in May.The same month Simon and Tah-nee Beard – the couple behind Gold Coast streetwear giant Culture Kings – paid $11.75 million for a Bali-inspired mansion on Isle of Capri. 249-255 Monaco Street, Broadbeach Waters has sold for $12.5 million.The sale tops the $12.45m paid for 15 Southern Cross Drive, Cronin Island in June for the luxury mansion which was once home to Billabong International CEO Matthew Perrin.Marketed as a world-class property asset, the neo classic Monaco Street residence, known as Villa Cantarocco, drew worldwide interest during a 90-day campaign.“We had 212 inquiries through our campaign, with interest from Europe and three significant buyers out of Melbourne,” said Savills Gold Coast Director Christopher Jones, who led the campaign with Aydan Mullin.“There were two offers on the same day, one from Sydney and the other from Melbourne, which were fairly close.”last_img read more

Finally! Spain hails favourite son Sergio Garcia

first_imgMadrid, Spain | AFP |  Spain paid homage to new Masters champion Sergio Garcia on Monday after he broke his duck on the biggest stage of all to add a first major to his glittering career.“Finally!” blared the headline in Madrid sports daily Marca as for once the football stars of Real Madrid were relegated to the inside pages.“Sergio Garcia wins the Masters in Augusta, the major he has so deserved for the past 18 years.”Garcia on Sunday became the third Spanish player to wear the famous green jacket after Jose Maria Olazabal and the legendary Seve Ballesteros, who died in 2011, on what would have been Ballesteros’s 60th birthday.“At 37 Sergio broke the curse that lasted nearly two decades since he was second at the USPGA in a battle with Tiger Woods at 19,” Madrid’s other sports daily AS said in its online edition.“Already admired, victory in the 2017 Masters changes the golfing wold’s perceptions of the Spanish player,” added El Pais.Prior to beating out England’s Justin Rose in a sudden-death playoff after a thrilling final round, Garcia had been known for a series of near-misses at major championships. As well as losing out to Woods in his prime at the USPGA in 1999, Garcia was runner-up at the 2007 and 2014 Open Championships and the 2008 PGA.However, he finally delivered by rolling home a birdie putt on the first playoff hole.Many of Spain’s other sporting greats joined in the congratulations.“Dear friends, I introduce you to the Master champion in Augusta!! CONGRATULATIONS @TheSergioGarcia,” tweeted Spain’s World Cup winning football captain Iker Casillas.“How great is @TheSergioGarcia, very emotional after so many years fighting so hard! Many congratulations, what joy!” tweeted 14-time tennis Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img read more

Video shows the moment a man set a homeless person on fire

first_imgThe Santa Ana Police Department has arrested a 45-year-old man who was caught on camera setting a homeless man on fire.The video shows a man dressed in all black approach the victim who is sitting crossed-legged on the sidewalk of a strip mall. The man then dumps a container of liquid on the victim and the pulls out what appears to be a lighter to ignite the fuel. Seconds later the victim is on fire.The suspect then leaves the area on his bike, while the victim stands up and attempts to put the fire out.A witness then called the fire department, who assisted the victim and rushed him to the hospital.Authorities say the victim was on fire for about 30 seconds and suffered first-, second- and third-degree burns to his upper body. He has since underwent surgery and was last reported to be in critical condition.The suspect in the video identified as Adrian Alberto Rodriguez Herrera was arrested on Monday after authorities released the video to the public and received a tip.He has been charged with arson and attempted murder, however, authorities say they are still gathering evidence which could result in more charges.last_img read more