Amazing Byron Bay beach house fetches $12m as buyers search for a sea-change amid Corona crisis

first_imgBut that benchmark price was smashed last year when a property down the road at 11 Marine Pde sold for $18.85 million.Following that sale, marketing agent Liam Annesley of LJ Hooker Byron Bay, said the Matticks lowered their price expectations.Mr Annesley declined to reveal the exact sale price, but said it was close to the last asking price of $13 million. Industry sources say it was closer to $12 million.Inside the home at 41 Marine Pde, Byron Bay.The Matticks bought the 800 sqm property in 2004 for $3.9 million and built a two-level home of stone and timber on the site.The house has four bedrooms, five bathrooms and open-plan living areas that open to uninterrupted ocean views.Features include a pool, spa, wine cellar, fire pit, outdoor audio, a European kitchen with butler’s pantry and separate staff amenities; and beach access with security code.The home of Salmat co-founder Peter Mattick has sold.Mr Annesley said the sale represented the highest sale price per square metre in the Byron shire, where Chris Hemsworth and his brother, Liam, famously own property.He said the buyer was from Sydney and planned to relocate for lifestyle reasons.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours ago“He had followed (the property) keenly from the beginning and was waiting for circumstances to change,” Mr Annesley said.This Watego’s Beach house has sold for about $12m.“You really couldn’t get a much better location than where it is. It’s one of the best houses in Byron.”Mr Annesley said he had noticed an increase in inquiries from Sydney and Melbourne buyers following the outbreak of the coronavirus health crisis. “”We’re finding more and more inquiries from people wanting to get into the area,” he said. Inside the home at 41 Marine Pde, Byron Bay.“These sort of crises help people reflect on what’s important to them. “I think you’ll find on the other side of this, there will be a flip in people’s mindsets of what’s important to them when it comes to lifestyle.” 41 Marine Parade, Byron BayA BEACHFRONT property touted Byron Bay’s most exclusive home has sold for the first time for around $12 million as interstate buyers search for a sea-change in the wake of COVID-19.The most easterly beachfront home in Australia, previously owned by Salmat co-founder Peter Mattick, has a front-row seat to Wategos Beach from its enviable position at 41 Marine Parade. MORE: Australia in top three for virus fightbackCOVID-19 real estate questions answeredWhat the eviction moratorium means tenants and landlords The property was listed two years ago for $18 million to $20 million amid hopes it might break the Byron Bay record at the time of $15.68 million.This property at 41 Marine Pde, Byron Bay, has sold. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:12Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:12 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), 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 Rate1xFullscreenCOVID-19: What will happen to house prices? 02:13last_img read more

McGaha outruns Red River Tour foes at 281

first_imgJosh McGaha banked $1,000 for his Monday night Red River IMCA Modified Tour feature win at 281 Speedway. (Photo by Stacy Kolar, Southern Sass Photography)By J.M. HallasSTEPHENVILLE, Texas (May 28) – Josh McGaha’s $1,000 checkers at 281 Speedway capped a big Memorial Weekend of racing for the Red River IMCA Modified Tour“Man, it was good,” the new Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier exclaimed following the Monday night victory. “The car pretty much drove itself. We made a call at the last minute af­ter seeing track take some rubber and get some grip to it.”“We got lucky enough to draw the front but I feel like we still had a good car,” he continued. “After last night and all the bad luck, I’ll take it however I can get it. It was fun.”Eric Tomlinson was the runner-up and third was Heart O’ Texas Speedway tour winner Tyler Ste­vens. Chris Elliott and ‘B’ feature winner Clay Money rounded out the fast top five.After a series of early yellows, McGaha quickly checked out while Tomlinson and Stevens swapped second. A mid-race caution erased McGaha’s big lead but gave him open track for the restart.He sped away from Tomlinson while Stevens continued to hound Tomlinson for second. As the white flag waved, McGaha had rebuilt his big margin and cruised to the checkers.last_img read more

MYO crush Third Class in 40-over clash

first_img… Wins for Everest and GNIC THE MUSLIM Youth Organisation (MYO) registered a crushing 10-wicket win over Third Class in their New Building Society (NBS) Second Division 40-over cricket competition yesterday at Georgetown Cricket Club ground, Bourda. In addition, Everest Cricket Club (ECC) and GNIC registered victories against Transport Sports Club (TSC) and Sophia Cricket Club (SCC) respectively.At the world-famous Bourda ground, a short-handed Third Class side (eight batsmen) won the toss and opted to take first strike, but they crumbled to the pace bowling of MYO. No batsman reached double digits.Chien Saheed Gittens led the attack for the eventual winners. The all-rounder took 2-2 from 5.3 overs (four maidens). Jamal Major, Bryion Bowen and Naveed Ali all supported with a wicket each. MYO then cruised to victory in 4.2 overs. Richard Latiff finished with 18 and Rudolph Singh with 12.At the Everest ground, the home team recorded a five-wicket victory against TSC.TSC won the toss and batted first, but they were restricted to 132 just short of their allotted overs. Devaughn Nandan showed some resistance with 29 runs (4×4), while A. Azeez supported with 24. Raylex Payne was the pick of the ECC bowlers. He finished with 3-22, while Richie Looknauth and David Williams finished with two wickets each.In reply, ECC used just 23 overs, but lost five wickets to reach the target.Saheed Mohamed led the attack with 63, while Looknauth supported with an unbeaten 26. Joel Spooner and Otis Batson led TSC with two wickets apiece. Meanwhile at QC ground, SCC won the toss and opted to take first strike, but they were bowled out for 106 in 16 overs. V. Barrow (18) and Malcolm Morris (15) had starts, but the off-spin bowling of Trevon Jones undermined the batting side. Jones finished with 6-21 from four overs while Dwain Dick picked up 2-20 before he struck a half-century to lead his side to 112-2 in 11 overs.The teenager hit five fours and a similar number of sixes in his 58. Support came from Premchand Sookdeo who scored 30 (five fours).last_img read more