Curved beach house with copper facade unlike any other on the Gold Coast

first_imgThe modern style gives it a classy edge. No expense has been spared inside. Admire the ocean and surrounding bushland while taking a dip.A refrigerated wine collectors’ cabinet is a highlight while European appliances and a teppanyaki hotplate complement the kitchen.There are seven bedrooms throughout the house, most of which are on the first floor.Doors between four adjacent bedrooms can be opened to create one large room while the main has a walk-in wardrobe, ensuite and access to a deck. An identical guest bedroom is on the top floor.A rumpus room on the first floor opens onto a deck that leads to a grassed area and pool. Downstairs, four cars can comfortably park in the carport and there is plenty of storage. A glass lift services all three levels.Mrs Holmes couldn’t pick a favourite feature.“The wine cabinet is pretty gorgeous — it’s like art really — and obviously the copper wave,” she said. “And then there’s the view of Currumbin Creek and the ocean.”She said the whole family would miss the house but they wanted to move closer to their children’s school.“I feel like it’s so warm that any family could walk in and say ‘this is home’,” she saidIt is listed through Kollosche agents Michael Kollosche and Eoghan Murphy under an expressions of interest campaign, which closes on September 11. “The property is built on a hill and the hill is quite steep,” Mrs Holmes said. “We thought if we keep it simple, it won’t look over the top.”A wide deck on the top floor makes the most of the house’s surroundings.It is the perfect spot to soak up the panoramic views of Currumbin Creek, the ocean and rainforest.Open the sliding glass doors and the deck becomes part of the combined kitchen, living and dining area. MORE NEWS: Surprising suburb named one of Australia’s most affordable What a view!IT is one of the most unusual yet impressive houses on the Gold Coast.Shaped like a wave with a copper clad facade, the distinctive residence, which is perched on a hillside that borders Currumbin National Park and overlooks the ocean, is in a league of its own.Designed by Paul Uhlmann Architects, the three-storey house has been built to a high standard.In fact, its cutting-edge design has earned it a couple of accolades, including a Master Builder award. The kitchen is contemporary with top-of-the-line appliances. Its curved shaped resembles a wave. It’s built onto a hillside.While it appears to be a trophy home, owners Krystle and Mark Holmes designed it with their five children in mind.In need of more space for their growing clan and wanting to be closer to the beach, the couple put pen to paper and called in the experts to create their dream family home.“My husband and I, we wanted to build something for our children,” Mrs Holmes said.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa10 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago“I’m very hands on, so is my husband, so everything in our home is how we wanted it. Every detail my husband and I chose.”Natural materials including timber, stone, iron and stainless steel are featured throughout the contemporary residence and help it blend into its surrounding environment. MORE NEWS: Restored Hamptons house the most popular pad going to auctionlast_img read more

Banned Tevez arrested by police

first_img The Argentinian star was banned by Manchester Magistrates in January after pleading guilty to two counts of failing to furnish information relating to incidents in which his Hummer vehicle was clocked speeding. He also admitted not having a proper UK driving licence. Tevez, who did not attend the hearing, denied through his solicitor that he was driving on two occasions when the car was caught speeding. The first offence took place in Morecambe, Lancashire, on March 28 – the night he played for City’s reserves against Morecambe reserves. The court heard the car was clocked doing 39mph in a 30mph zone and Tevez failed to respond to letters sent to him by police on April 3 and May 4. The second incident took place on May 8 when the car was seen at 66mph in a 50mph zone in Crewe, Cheshire, and he again failed to respond to letters from the police about it. The court was told he failed to respond because he did not recognise the word constabulary. His solicitor Gwyn Lewis told the hearing: “He does understand the word ‘police’, but not more complicated words. The letters are written from Cheshire Constabulary and the word police doesn’t appear on it anywhere.” Failing to provide identification carries six penalty points and under the totting up procedure he was disqualified. He was also ordered to pay a total in fines and costs of £1,540. Tevez was allegedly at the wheel of a white Porsche Cayenne when he was held by police on Thursday as a result of “information provided”. He was taken to a nearby police station for questioning before being bailed. No bail date has been released. The Manchester City striker, who was banned from driving for six months on January 16, was arrested on Thursday near his home in Alderley Edge, Cheshire. He was later bailed pending further inquiries. A spokeswoman for Cheshire Police said: “At 5.13pm yesterday police arrested a 29-year-old man from Alderley Edge on the A538 in Macclesfield. The man was arrested on suspicion of driving whilst disqualified and has since been released on police bail.” Press Associationcenter_img Footballer Carlos Tevez has been arrested on suspicion of driving whilst disqualified, police sources confirmed.last_img read more

National Women’s League: Fabulous Ladies remain unbeaten

first_imgFabulous Ladies claimed the spoils in the Kumasi derby following victory over Ashtown Ladies in the Northern Division of the National Women’s League.Goals from Agnes Aduako and Priscilla Okyere handed Fabulous Ladies a 2-0 victory at the Wesco Park.The win leaves Fabulous at the top of the standings as they are the only unbeaten side in the league and yet to concede after six matches.Oforikrom Ladies lost 1-0 to Ampem Darkoa after Mavis Baffowaa scored the decisive goal.Grace Adams, Kasira Malik and Mercy Myles all scored to give Prisons Ladies a 3-0 win over Sharp Arrows.In the Southern Division, champions, Hasaacas kept the pressure at the top as the defeated Lady Strikers 2-0 courtesy goals from Samira Suleman and Perpetual Agyekum. After bolstering their squads and going back to the drawing board, the National Women’s League returns this weekend with the second round matches.Police Ladies managed a 1-0 victory over Soccer Intellectuals. In the other contest Rumanatu Tahiru scored to help Immigration Ladies to a 1-0 win against the division’s basement ladies, Ayola.last_img read more