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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

Petrobras extends DOF anchor handler deal

first_imgNorwegian shipping company DOF has been awarded an extension of a contract for one of its anchor handlers working in Brazil.DOF informed in an Oslo Stock Exchange filing on Friday that the anchor handling tug and supply vessel Skandi Admiral was awarded a 265-day extension by Brazilian oil company Petrobras.According to DOF, the extension will begin on June 9, 2018, binding the vessel to Petrobras until February 28, 2019.The initial contract for the vessel was awarded to DOF in late May 2017.The 1999-built Skandi Admiral is owned by DOF Rederi. During the first quarter of 2017, the vessel was reflagged to the Brazilian flag.It is a high powered anchor handling vessel designed for field installation operations across a wide range of water depths and environmental conditions.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

Nadal Sues French Ex-minister over Dope Claims

first_imgHe says he had tendinitis and a virus.“I wish to avoid any public figure from making insulting or false allegations against an athlete using the media, without any evidence,” added 14-time Grand Slam winner Nadal.He had already announced his intention to sue Bachelot, saying: “I am tired about these things. I let it go a few times in the past. Not anymore.”Bachelot, 69, served in Nicolas Sarkozy’s government from 2007 to 2010. She has since left politics.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram World number five tennis player, Rafael Nadal, has filed a lawsuit against former French government minister Roselyne Bachelot, who accused him of doping.“I intend to defend my integrity and my image as an athlete but also the values I have defended all my career,” the Spaniard, 29, said in a statement.Last month, former Minister for Health and Sport Bachelot said Nadal’s seven-month absence in 2012 was “probably due to a positive doping test”.last_img read more

Big difference for Li from one tree to another

first_imgLast Updated: 9th August, 2020 09:20 IST Big Difference For Li From One Tree To Another One minute he was taking advantage of a big break on a shot into the trees to make birdie and regain the lead on the back nine in the third round of the PGA Championship Written By Associated Press Television News COMMENT WATCH US LIVE LIVE TVcenter_img FOLLOW US Li Haotong was still smiling, even if others were feeling his pain.One minute he was taking advantage of a big break on a shot into the trees to make birdie and regain the lead on the back nine in the third round of the PGA Championship.The next he was looking up into another tree, wondering if his luck had run out.The first Chinese player to lead a men’s major stumbled down the stretch Saturday after hitting a ball into a tree on the 13th hole and never finding it. Li made double bogey and added two more bogeys coming in for a 3-over 73 that left him four shots back.Now he’ll have to come from well behind in a pack of players in Sunday’s final round if he wants to add the title of first Chinese player to win a men’s major to his resume at Harding Park.It wasn’t enough to wipe the smile on the face of the 25-year-old, who has a reputation among his fellow players — Phil Mickelson in particular — as one of the funniest guys on tour. But it was a major championship wake-up call for a player who plays mainly on the European Tour and hasn’t proven he can win yet at the highest levels of golf.The day before — after Li had shot a 65 to take the midway lead — he was asked how he would react on the weekend to the fact he was on top of the leaderboard in a major.“I don’t even know what I’m going to do,” Li said. “Just play golf, mate.”That worked out well for most of a late afternoon in San Francisco, where the fog came rolling in and the breeze was chilly. Li was steady if nothing else, with a par and a birdie over the first 11 holes to keep a share of the lead.Then he hit a tee shot way right into the towering cypress trees on the par-4 12th, only to see it hit off a tree and bounce dead left back to the edge of the fairway. Li took advantage of the break, hitting a shot up and then knocking a 20-footer in from off the green to take the outright lead once again.Another wayward drive to the right on the next hole didn’t get so lucky. It likely stuck up in a cypress tree and after his allotted time to look, Li was given a golf cart for a lonely drive back to the tee.He ended up making a double bogey, then compounded his problems with a wayward drive on the next hole that ended up deep in the left rough for another bogey. Li would go on to make another bogey on the driveable 16th hole from the fairway with a wedge in his hands before finishing with a pair of pars.The 73 he signed for didn’t look all that bad for a major championship, but on a day when 45 of 79 players broke par it quickly knocked Li down the leaderboard. He’s in a tie for 13th with four other players.That means he won’t be the center of attention on Sunday like he might have been. But it also means he has a lot of catching up to do, with a lot of players between him and the lead.Mickelson said on the CBS broadcast that he thinks Li is a funny guy with a lot of game. To be known as a major champion, though, there’s work to be done.Image credits: AP First Published: 9th August, 2020 09:20 IST SUBSCRIBE TO USlast_img read more