Dream home on acreage close to the beach

first_imgThe pool and the outdoor entertaining area at 108-110 Cocos Drive, Ningi. Picture: Supplied. THIS is the ultimate home for the true blue Queenslanders out there. You can watch the footy from the pool, park the boat and jet ski in the big shed, put the project car up on the two-post hoist, shoot pool in your own bar, and then knock up some pizzas in the outdoor kitchen. All while the children run amok on the 4,000sq m block. Or just hook up the boat and head 10 minutes to the nearest boat ramp for a day of fishing. Owners Damien and Charlene Benbow built the home on 4000sq m at 108-110 Cocos Drive, Ningi three years ago with their family of four in mind. The home is three years old and looks like new. Picture: Supplied. Mrs Benbow said her favourite part of the property was the alfresco area.“It blends seamless with the rest of the house and we have our pool under the roof,” she said. “We’ve included things like a pizza oven, outdoor kitchen and infra-red heaters so it can be used all year round.” Inside the home, a big kitchen has Smeg appliances, Caesarstone benchtops and a butler’s pantry. The open-plan living and dining area opens through bi-fold doors to the outdoor entertaining area. The home theatre has sound proofing and there is plenty of room for a pool table in the rumpus room with built-in bar. More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019 The kitchen includes stone benchtops and a butler’s pantry. Picture: Supplied. The property comes with ducted airconditioning, a full perimeter fence, electric gate, CCTV and a 6kw solar system The home is 10 minutes from the ocean and 10 minutes from the M1.Marketing agent Carolyn Drane, of Acreage and Lifestyle Property Beachmere, said the property was “like new”“It has been designed and built around entertaining and family,” she said. The outdoor kitchen includes a pizza oven, fridge and barbecue. Picture: Supplied. The master bedroom overlooks the pool and has a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite. The remaining bedrooms are located away from the main bedroom, along with a TV room and office. Outside, the entertaining area includes a pizza oven, barbecue, fridge, sink, TV with surround sound and pool with spa seat and wading area. The three-bay shed has three-phase power and is set up to run a business, while the driveway can take heavy machinery and trucks. The three-bay shed and driveway can take heavy machinery. Picture: Supplied. Ms Drane said there had been strong local and interstate interest in the property, with buyers seeing great value for money. “It presents like a show home and where else can you get such value-packed property so close to the beach and the city,” she said.last_img read more

Monk keen to land investment

first_img The 70-year-old Moores previously owned the San Diego Padres Major League Baseball franchise in California but sold the team for $800million in 2012 and it is understood the Texan is in negotiations about taking an equity stake in a club currently sixth in the Premier League. Swansea survive mainly on television money and transfers and club chairman Huw Jenkins said last month that the club were “miles behind” most of their rivals in terms of commercial income and had to look at alternative revenue streams to compete in the top flight of English football. “You get money for staying in the league but to take that next step you need extra investment and it’s only going to get more,” Monk said. “The bigger clubs are going to stretch away with more money and the clubs that are left behind must try to stay on their heels enough to compete. “This is a way of doing it and that’s what the club is looking at. “Of course I can understand the fans’ concerns but Huw and the board are very shrewd in what they do. “That will never change and I’m sure if someone ever comes in they will follow the line of what’s been done before and that the control element will always be the structure we’ve had. “So I don’t think it’s a worry for anyone.” Monk also spoke about his fiancee’s anger after she received a letter which was apparently hand delivered to the couple’s family home criticising his performance at the Liberty Stadium. Lexy Blackwell, who gave birth to twin boys in March, posted on Twitter on Wednesday afternoon claiming she had received the letter from a neighbour and expressed her disgust at the incident. She has subsequently deactivated her Twitter account and Monk said he had sympathy for his fiancee. “Someone wanted to impart their wisdom on me how he would deal with matters in hand and the best way to go about it,” Monk said. “There was no malice about it but for my missus and kids when we’re at home that’s when football is left at the door. “My property is where I spend my time with my kids and missus and for them not to be exposed to certain situations. “My missus got the letter and she wasn’t too happy that someone could come up and post it where she and my kids are and where we live. “She felt a bit upset about it and vented her anger, and quite rightly so, but it’s not a big issue. “She’s used to speaking her mind but I’ve told her that not everyone is going to write nice things on Twitter.” Press Association Garry Monk has welcomed the prospect of future investment in Swansea with the Barclays Premier League club understood to be talking to American millionaire John Jay Moores. Swansea City Supporters Trust, which owns 21 per cent of the club, remains wary of external investment and ownership change, but Monk says fans must trust a board which has taken the club from the bottom of League Two into the higher echelons of the Premier League and Europe in the past decade. “It’s important as a club that we look to push forward,” Monk said at his press conference ahead of Saturday’s league game at Everton. “The way to do that is maybe attract other interest and other investment and there are areas of the club that need to be strengthened – facility-wise, commercially, infrastructure and expansion of the stadium. “I know we’ve been talking about all these things, to be proactive and attract investment. “But what I would say is over the last 10-11 years you speak to everyone who’s been involved at this club and Huw and the board have always made the decisions with the best interests of the club in mind. “Whatever happens in the future, as long as those guys are here they will do exactly the same. “It’s not about someone coming in and taking over everything, people should have trust in the board that they will do whatever’s best for the good of Swansea.” Monk feels extra investment is essential to keep pace with the Premier League’s biggest clubs, who he says will become even wealthier in the years to come. last_img read more