The beach is no doubt the star but the home makes the experience so much more luxurious. This was the hottest house in QLD this week at 9-11 Hedges Avenue, Mermaid Beach.LUXURIOUS Hamptons-style dream homes were the most viewed in Queensland this week, and they’re achingly beautiful. A jawdropping home that would not be out of place anywhere in the Hamptons was the most viewed home in the state this week, according to data from realestate.com.au. Heart palpitations anyone? Dubbed “the Gold Coast’s most admired beachfront home”, the property will make your heart race, but has unfortunately already gone under contract.That doesn’t seem to have stopped househunters and house dreamers from wanting to take a peek though, with the property continuing to see strong interest. Dramatic use of white in the kitchen. Stunning architecture. Little touches matter, like a small chandelier in the powder room. 473 London Road, Belmont Qld 4153 “This is the ultimate all year round entertainer’s home. Upon entering through the grand weatherboard frontage, the interior continues with timeless elements, polished ironbark timber floors, VJ walls, soaring ceilings, all combining to create a feeling of tranquillity and solitude,” was how they listed it. The home was built over a double block of 810 sqm, with the star of the show no doubt the location. The luxurious home and its breathtaking views give visitors a feeling of “absolute luxury”, according to agent Tony Velissariou of Tony V. The home’s easy elegance is breathtaking, with the owner John Potter having insisted on the design making the most of the very expensive beachfront location.It has five master bedrooms, a basement with parking for eight cars, a fully airconditioned gym, wine cellar, lift, and even a boxing ring and a 22 lap pool. “Visionary houses make it abundantly clear that architecture is not dead,” was how he listed it.The new home has design features like a sunken lounge, beautifully crafted stairwell, voids and vaulted ceilings. The property has six bedrooms, five bathrooms and a powder room, a climate controlled wine cellar, five car garage and 1,000 sqm under its roof. 44 O’Connell Parade, Wellington Point Qld 4160 Another Hamptons’ inspired home — this one in the waterfront suburb of Wellington Point — was the third hottest this week. The home has “commanding views over Moreton Bay” according to agents June Cranage and Ian Marshall of Ray White Wellington Point.The four bedroom, three bathroom, three car space home at 44 O’Connell Parade was on an elevated 1,241 sqm block with the upper areas designed to frame views across to the islands. Like a tropical dream. The second most viewed property this week was in Brisbane at 473 London Road, Belmont — a street notorious for making buyers swoon.This one was described as “architectural brilliance” by agent Michael Clarke of Ray White Bulimba who’s marketing the property for sale by tender, closing September 1 at 5pm. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours ago The property has an in-ground pool. butler’s pantry, video intercom, double Tri-steel shed, outdoor fire pit and even a laundry chute. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK
Press Association A House of Lords report was published on Tuesday which recommended the two clubs work together and even suggests the League One side be granted occasional use of the stadium, something they have long been pushing for. It adds another layer to what has been a seemingly interminable saga over who would move into the stadium and one that twisted this way and that for years before negotiations ended in March this year with the LLDC signing off West Ham as anchor tenants. The agreement saw the Barclays Premier League club take on a 99-year lease, with the stadium to be transformed into a 60,000-seater venue in time for the 2016-17 season. While Orient chairman Barry Hearn wants there to be three-way talks between the two clubs and the LLDC, for West Ham any discussions should be just between the League One club and the LLDC which owns and manages the stadium. “Looking forward, our focus is solely on creating a stunning new home for the club and its supporters in 2016, alongside a long-term legacy for the community of east London,” a spokesman for the Premier League club said. “What goes on with other interested parties is very much a matter for (Leyton Orient) and the LLDC and not West Ham United. “We welcome the committee’s comments and are happy the House of Lords have recognised that West Ham United’s selection will ensure the stadium reaches its full legacy potential.” Orient welcomed the report and on their website a statement from Hearn read: “I agree with the House of Lords recommendation – ourselves, West Ham and the LLDC should sit down and work this out together once and for all. “Leyton Orient is a local club which undertakes a huge amount of community work in one of the poorest areas in London. “It has been said that Orient did not bid enough to cover its costs of using the stadium, but we were bidding within our means and against ourselves – we do not know what the LLDC want from us because they will not tell us. “So we ask them again, publicly, to say what we have to pay to share the stadium, a national asset which is on our doorstep. “We are writing to the LLDC seeking a meeting so that we can have an open and transparent discussion about what part we can play in the future use of the Olympic Stadium.” A spokesman for the LLDC was not immediately available for comment. West Ham believe Leyton Orient need to hold discussions directly with the London Legacy Development Corporation without involving them if they are to come to a satisfactory solution over the Olympic Stadium.