No expense was spared in the renovation. Picture: Realestate.com.auMr Stevens said he was desperately seeking more prestige properties along beachfront.“I am inundated with astute buyers from Sydney and Melbourne whoa re looking for similar products not only on Hedges Ave but also along the coastline,” he said.“I can’t fill the demand I’m receiving from these kinds of clients.” 7/255 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach has changed hands for $3.065 million. Picture: Realestate.com.auA COUPLE from Sydney spent $3.065 million on a luxury retro penthouse on the Gold Coast.The recently renovated apartment at 7/255 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach is described by Harcourts Coastal agent Tolemy Stevens as the “ultimate in prestige living”. Check out that view. Picture: Realestate.com.auMore from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North5 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“By the time you stop looking and marvelling at everything and just sit down and take a breath, it’s the most amazing and relaxing place to be in. “Nothing has gone into this penthouse that isn’t absolute top-notch.” A kitchen with a view. Picture: Realestate.com.auHe said the buyers were looking forward to using the property as a holiday home.“They are very excited for the property that they have secured,” he said. The residence was recently renovated. Picture: Realestate.com.au“I was blown away by not only how tasteful the renovations are but also by how modern and on trend the apartment is.“The vendors went about creating a masterpiece on the beachfront that not only reflects its surroundings but complements them by the amazing vibe you get when you’re inside. The bathroom. Picture: Realestate.com.auThe two-level apartment is on levels six and seven of residential building On The Park at the northern end of Hedges Ave, also known as “Millionaire’s Row”.It has spectacular ocean views from almost every room while the private rooftop terrace is complete with a plunge pool and lavish entertainment facilities. Gold Coast living at its finest. Picture: Realestate.com.au
By Mitch PhillipsLONDON, England (Reuters) – Wayde van Niekerk retained his world 400 metres title in dominant fashion yesterday as he stormed to victory in 43.98 seconds, but there was almost as much interest in the empty lane alongside him where Botswana’s Isaac Makwala should have been.South African van Niekerk, the Olympic and defending champion and world record holder, ran a controlled race and was even able to ease down over the final strides as he secured the first half of what he hopes will be a 400/200m double.Steven Gardiner, 21, of the Bahamas was a clear second in 44.41 and 20-year-old world junior champion Abdalelah Haroun of Qatar blasted through at the end to snatch bronze in 44.48.Makwala, third-fastest in the year this season, was scratched from the race earlier yesterday having also been withdrawn from Monday’s 200m heats after vomiting before he got on to the track.He insisted he wanted to run but IAAF officials ruled him out and refused him entry to the stadium amid a swathe of nanovirus and gastroenteritis cases that have affected about 30 athletes from a selection of countries.In his absence, van Nierkerk looked an even shorter-odds favourite and duly delivered, barely seeming out of breath when he crossed the line with his thoughts already turning to the 200m.“I’ve got a good team to help me recover and it’s back to work tomorrow (today),” he said.Long-striding Gardiner, who set a national record 43.89 in the semis, could not quite reproduce that on a cold London night but looks equipped to challenge van Niekerk in the future.Haroun, who switched nationality from Sudan to Qatar two years ago, edged past Baboloki Thebe of Botswana and Jamaica’s Nathon Allen in the final metres.Fred Kerley had scraped into the final as a fast loser but finished last as the United States failed to medal in the event for only the second time since the championships began in 1983.