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Rare materials make Gold Coast mansion unique

first_img An intricate floating staircase connects the two levels.Topping off a long list of features is the home gym room, an office, an ecosmart fireplace, an intricate floating staircase and a pontoon with power and water connected. Besides the house, Mr Mann said they appreciated the sense of community and convenience of life in Isle of Capri.“We’re just down the road from Capri on Via Roma and spend half our time down there every weekend, we love it,” he said.“Isle of Capri is the sort of place where people know each other, you can easily walk to the beach, and it’s just a really family-friendly place to live.”Kollosche agents Eddie Wardale and Michael Kollosche are marketing the property in an expressions of interest campaign closing on April 22. On the market: 85 Gibraltar Drive, Isle of Capri.IF recent global events have taught us nothing else, it’s that life is full of surprises that may lead us down a different path than the one we had planned. Such is the case for the Manns, who are selling their dream home to find more space for their growing family — and their friends. The two-level home is an imposing sight at night.“Baby number three wasn’t part of the plan,” said Ben Mann, who purchased 85 Gibraltar Drive, Isle of Capri with wife Jane in June, 2018 as a then family of four.“Our house is the centre of activity with the kids’ friends over all the time so we’re now needing something bigger.”Parting will be sweet sorrow for the Manns who fell in love with the detailed design and unique features inside this remarkable waterfront home. The media room features carpet from Monte Carlo Casino and tiny fibre optic lights.But it’s the media room, featuring carpet from the Monte Carlo Casino, that the Manns have enjoyed the most.“We’ve really loved the movie room, it’s a great place for the family to hang out,” he said.“We also like how every room has its own ensuite so you’ve all got your privacy.“Even though it’s a big house, it’s still cosy and you feel like you’re all together.”“Full kudos to the previous owners, they’ve done an amazing job.” Mr Mann said they had made some minor changes to suit their own tastes and lighten up the colour palette.“We engaged a designer to create a more coastal feel,” he said.“We changed the kitchen benchtops and updated the kitchen to lighten the area up a bit and make it more family friendly.” Views of the water and the city skyline.The spacious lounge room flows onto an alfresco terrace and undercover area overlooking the heated pool and spa with a sandy beach beyond.Entertaining is easy thanks to the built-in outdoor kitchen and a servery window connected to the main kitchen inside. MORE NEWS: Backyard bungalows offer an ideal escape More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa8 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago Rents slashed on luxury holiday homes The home features 120-year-old telegraph poles from a NSW mill.No expense was spared by the previous owners who took two years to build the house, hand-picking materials including 120-year-old, eight metre-high telegraph poles from a mill in rural NSW and spotted gum timber flooring, ceiling and cabinetry.Award-winning designer Tony Dowthwaite was commissioned to design the lighting, which includes rare fittings imported from Italy.last_img read more

Number of Confirmed Florida COVID-19 Cases Approaches 8,000

first_imgAs of Wednesday evening, Florida has 7,773 confirmed cases of coronavirus.Of those, Palm Beach County has 616 cases. It also has the most deaths of any county in the state at this point, with 22 fatalities.Broward has 1,348 cases and 13 deaths, while Miami-Dade has the most confirmed cases in the state, with 2,202, and seven deaths.Overall, there are 213, 372 cases and 4,757 deaths across the country.last_img