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Gold Coast houses that starred in TV shows fetch millions

first_imgThe Sovereign Islands house at 6 Queen Guineveres Place starred in Netflix series Lunatics.TWO Gold Coast mega-mansions that starred on the small screen this year have sold in multimillion-dollar deals.Cashed-up buyers didn’t waste any time snapping up the Sovereign Islands and Hope Island properties, which both sold shortly after appearing in popular television shows.The extravagant Sovereign Islands home appeared in an equally over-the-top Netflix hit Lunatics.It was used in the first episode of the controversial mockumentary series by Chris Lilley as a home character Quentin Cook, a smug and incompetent real estate agent with a large behind who dreams of being a famous DJ and street artist, was trying to sell. RELATED: Gold Coast property used in Chris Lilley’s Netflix series up for grabs Mr Phillis wouldn’t reveal the sale price but it is understood to have fetched just under $3.5 million. Sellers Leo Nipperess and partner Brett Park bought the property five years ago and spent more than half a million dollars renovating it.Mr Nipperess said when it hit the market the home’s highlights included a $15,000 chandelier, which took a professional cleaner nine hours to polish, and a dressing room hidden behind a wall of mirrors. “We were renovating because we wanted to live there forever but we like projects and get bored so now it’s finished we are ready for our next project,” he said. The Hope Island house at 2633 Virginia Drive also starred in a television series. The buyers actually saw it on Find Me A Beach House Australia.At Hope Island, another mansion on Virginia Drive sold about two weeks after it was featured on Foxtel’s Find me a Beach House Australia. 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 agoMr Phillis, who handled the sale with Zack Tanti and Brian Phillis, wouldn’t disclose a sale price for that mansion either.However, it is understood to have changed hands for about $3 million.Mr Phillis said they didn’t anticipate finding buyers, who had already moved into the property, so quickly.“They moved from Canberra,” he said. “Apparently they saw it on Find Me A Beach House Australia.“It ended up being an off-market deal, we were just about to put it on the market.“They were relocating anyway and had been researching houses in the area.“It was just really good timing.” He said both buyers were glad to settle before Christmas.“Every buyer wants to be in their new house by Christmas,” he said. MORE NEWS: Parents ignore pool gate safety Lunatics character Quentin Cook was attempting to sell the property in the show. It recently sold for a multimillion-dollar price.The 10-part series, which was written by and stars Lilley, premiered on Netflix in April. The Queen Guineveres Place house was listed for sale months later in September.Alex Phillis Luxury Real Estate director Alex Phillis, who marketed the property with Zack Tanti and Brian Phillis, said an interstate family bought it recently, attracted to its French Provincial style.“They’ve got friends in the street too so that made a massive difference,” he said.“Everyone that went through it loved it.” MORE NEWS: Coast’s hottest homes of 2019 Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:19Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:19 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 Rate1xFullscreenThe 6 best coastal homes that have sold01:19last_img read more

The Northern Trust: Dustin Johnson gains control of leaderboard, Jordan Spieth trails closely

first_imgThe second round featured plenty of drama.It started early with the news that Tiger Woods was not going to play into the weekend, as he withdrew before Friday’s round with an oblique strain.The drama continued with a weather delay that lasted just over 30 minutes, and a penalty. Rory McIlroy was assessed a two-stroke penalty just as he was chipping away at the leaderboard. McIlroy hit his tee shot on the par-3 14th hole into the green-side bunker. Before he took his approach shot, he removed what he thought was a stone or other object but it turned out to be sand. After alerting the rules official, he was given the penalty.Rory McIlroy thought he was removing a loose impediment from a bunker, but then realized it was just sand.He alerted a rules official and was given a two-shot penalty.He was three back of the lead at the time of the penalty. pic.twitter.com/Ayp8zWw9Ei— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) August 9, 2019However, the drama took another turn when the penalty was ultimately rescinded after play finished. The Northern Trust: Troy Merritt leads the pack after Round 1 Johnson now sits alone in first place (12 under) after carding a 4-under 67 on Friday at the Liberty National Golf Course. Spieth trails in second (11 under) after posting the lowest round of the day, a 7-under 64.The solo [email protected] birdied the last to take the outright lead at @TheNTGolf.#QuickHits pic.twitter.com/byhDn0gkjy— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) August 9, 2019There’s a four-way tie for third place (10 under) between Patrick Reed, Jon Rahm, Troy Merritt and Abraham Ancer. Related News Jordan Spieth enjoyed his spot at the top of the leaderboard for most of the second round. He entered the clubhouse in control as the later groups were finishing play at The Northern Trust.It looked as if Spieth would carry his lead into the weekend of the first FedEx Cup Playoff event until Dustin Johnson stormed up the standings. He birdied the par-4 15th hole to take a share of the lead and then moved one stroke ahead of Spieth with another birdie on the closing par-4 18th hole.center_img Tiger Woods withdraws from Northern Trust with oblique strain A birde on 15 helped McIlroy recover from the blunder and he is currently in a tie for seventh place (9 under) with Andrew Putnam, Justin Rose, Louis Oosthuizen and Wyndham Clark.After speaking with @PGATOURRules at the completion of R2 @TheNTGolf , the two-stroke penalty that @McIlroyRory was assessed for touching what he thought was a rock in a bunker on the par-3 14th hole has been rescinded. He sits 65-68–133 (-9) through 36 holes.— PGA TOUR Communications (@PGATOURComms) August 9, 2019Notable golfers who missed the cut, set at 1 under, were Jason Day, Rickie Fowler, Matt Kuchar, Bubba Watson and Sergio Garcia.last_img read more