Gold Coast Hamptons-inspired home sells within three days for $2.12 million

first_img109 Sir Bruce Small Blvd, Benowa Waters.A STUNNING Hamptons-inspired home on the Gold Coast has sold for $2.12 million within three days of hitting the market.The riverfront Benowa Waters property at 109 Sir Bruce Small Blvd was scheduled to go to auction later this month but the vendors received an offer too good to refuse.Ray White Prestige Gold Coast – Surfers Paradise agents Robert Graham and Jackson Paradise negotiated the sale.Mr Graham said the first people to inspect the property — a family — bought it.“A family already living in Benowa Waters who have three kids wanted a bigger house and didn’t want to go through the hassle of building,” Mr Graham said.“They can move straight in and are very excited.” Gallery (10 images)The spacious deck. Picture: seller bought the block for $815,000 in 2013 and built his dream home.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 agoIt was completed late last year.“He spent years deciding on the perfect home and has had a change of direction and so decided to move on,” Mr Graham said. 109 Sir Bruce Small Blvd, Benowa Waters.center_img 109 Sir Bruce Small Blvd, Benowa Waters.The house is set on an 887sq m block with 21m of river frontage.A soaring entry foyer, butler’s pantry, cinema, games room and pool are among its standout features.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 3:55Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -3:55 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p480p480p360p360p240p240pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, 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 Rate1xFullscreenFinding the Hamptons style03:56 Related videos 03:56Finding the Hamptons style02:45Hamptons Mansion listed for $91 million02:34Showing off your home in the best light02:18Hamptons house bowls over market01:47Holiday in style, for only $US2.5 million02:02Interior design awardsMr Graham said 46 groups inspected the property in the space of three days.“You have a big block of land on the main river with a house that is ready to be moved into straight away,” Mr Graham said.“It appeals to a buyer who doesn’t want to go through 18 months of building and council applications to do this.”“The style is also as current as you can find.“Hamptons styling — the chunky timber, weatherboard, Colorbond roof and the colours are very popular.”last_img read more

Panic as Obama’s Marine One lands at a Kenyan University

first_img Kenyans have taken to twitter under the hashtag #obamainkenya after  three Bell Boeing V-22 Ospreys and the Marine one chopper from the US presidency landed at Kenyatta University.Panic hit the university as US President Barack Obama’s Marine One helicopter landed at the Amphitheatre for a drill on Tuesday. The helicopter, and four US marine choppers which escorted it, arrived in preparation for Obama’s landing to give a public lecture on Sunday.  Witnesses said the planes had a security drill for 10 minutes before leaving.Here are some of the tweets sharedlast_img read more