Southport CBD apartment project captures outdoors with design

first_imgFivechester Terrace, Southport, by developer Rawcorp.“The building takes advantage of its corner site and the 360 degree of views across the Nerang River to the skyline views of Surfers Paradise, Southport, the Pacific Ocean and beyond,” he said.“The floor plans were refined with service areas discretely tucked away and living areas grouped to provide wide, open-plan living spaces with continuous balconies in what we term a sky terrace format.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 ago“The ground floor, set within wide gardens, contains apartments with generous outdoor terraces as well as community space containing a gym, lounge and garden area.” GCB Property Fivechester Terrace, Southport, by developer Rawcorp.WRAP-AROUND terraces and large balconies bring the focus outdoors at a new Southport CBD apartment project.Fivechester Terrace is a six-level building comprising 26 two and three-bedroom apartments.The project by Gold Coast construction company Rawcorp was designed by Inarc Design QLD to suit the local lifestyle and the location’s sweeping views.Inarc director Daniel Dziadyk said the design focus was “to plan them big”. Fivechester Terrace, Southport, by developer Rawcorp.The two-bedroom apartments on levels two to four have wide balconies to create outdoor living areas with water or hinterland views.Main bedrooms have projected bay window bays to capture water views.There are three penthouses on the upper levels, including two with three bedrooms plus a study and wraparound terraces. Most also feature a separate, exclusive use storage unit.Apartments in Fivechester Terrace range from 100sq m to 220sq m with prices starting at $481,000.Construction is already well under way, with completion expected in April. A number of apartments are already sold.Marketing agent Kyia Maidens said the spacious designs and prime location were drawing buyers.“The location is a key selling point as it is central, but tucked away in a quiet area without the noise and congestion of main road traffic,” she said.“The apartments have been designed to appeal to the owner-occupier, with plenty of space, privacy and storage. “The design is modern and sophisticated, with a warm and homely feel which is enhanced by the neutral colour palette which will allow residents to add their own personality to their new home.”last_img read more

Queensland top cop swaps Brisbane for the bush

first_img Fitness guru sells Gold Coast mansion MORE REAL ESTATE STORIES Campdrafting involves ‘cutting’ a cow from the pack and steering it through an obstacle course to demonstrate control of the beast. Picture: Sue Jones, Australian Campdrafting Magazine.“Campdrafting is affected by the drought right now, the cattle are too weak and you don’t want to risk knocking them around. It’s a unique sport in that a lot of things must line up to be successful,” he said. Chief superintendent Les Hopkins in a 2010 press conference.He was police commander for the Gabba and has a signed shirt from Ricky Ponting for his command of the Ashes Test Series that became a model of best practice in Australia. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoThe renovated Queenslander that Mr Hopkins bought with his wife Ginny in 2011 was put on the market this week. FOLLOW DEBRA BELA ON TWITTER The mancave that displays Mr Hopkins’ extensive collection of police memorabilia.“The room tells the story of my life from a young police officer to my senior role as chief superintendent.He has a collection of navy badges and caps from his job as the police inspector for the Port of Brisbane where he was required to greet the US navy ships that came to town.“The hat collection is mainly from the US, my wife is American born, and there’s shoulder patches from pre-911,” he said.“After that the US law enforcement agencies tightened up who could get their hands on patches.”And he has a State of Origin jersey signed by all the Maroons players that his work colleagues presented to his wife when she had brain surgery 16 years ago.But Mr Hopkins, who grew up on a cattle property near Dalby, is now keen to focus on his horses, and he and his wife are moving to a property west of Rockhampton on the central Queensland coast.“I’ve started competing in campdrafting and we’re going up and down to Rockhampton and living on the property so we’ve finally decided to buy our own property which is 10 minutes from my brother so we will own property and the horses will be with us.”He said campdrafting is one of Australia’s fastest growing sports but with severe drought conditions in much of Queensland, several competitions have been cancelled this year. The four-bedroom house that has been home to the Hopkins family since 2011.The story of Mr Hopkins’ extensive police career is told in the many hundreds of police badges and caps on display in the custom-built mancave of his northern suburbs Queenslander.“That’s the only part I’m upset about leaving,” Mr Hopkins said. Where to buy bargains in the ‘burbs Inspector Les Hopkins in 2006 with Gabba manager Chris Cochrane explaining new bag restrictions for the Ashes Test. Picture: Nathan Richter.He was police inspector for the Port of Brisbane, in charge of Suncorp Stadium, New Year’s Eve and Riverfire events in Brisbane, and he was also Mt Isa’s top cop. Les Hopkins when he was superintendent at the Mount Isa Police Station in 2008.HE was one of Queensland’s top cops, now Les Hopkins is putting his Brisbane home on the market to focus on Australian campdrafting.The former chief superintendent for Brisbane’s Metropolitan North Region, Mr Hopkins retired in 2011 after 32 years in the Queensland Police Force.last_img read more