There are multiple zones to sit and relax.Multiple living zones on the ground level offer plenty of space to spread out and relax while upstairs a seven-seater cinema room and art studio inspire creative interests.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoToys are well catered for too, with a pontoon waiting for a boat or jet ski and space enough in the basement for six cars and a caravan downside the side.“It’s a big house but the design makes it all feel very connected,” Mr Wilson said. “Once you’re here you don’t need to leave for much.” Front row river seats afford sensational views from 21 Ipsley Dr, Broadbeach Waters.“It was the only vacant block on Main River in Broadbeach Waters,” Mr Wilson said.“Even to find a knockdown around here now is a challenge, let alone a vacant lot.”Enterprise Constructions was engaged to realise the Coastal Hamptons-style house which has served as home to Mr Wilson, wife Lindy and their children over the years. High ceilings and glass allows the sun to shine in.Located at 21 Ipsley Dr, the luxury mansion enjoys impressive views of Main River and looks directly across to the Sorrento estate once home to former mayor Sir Bruce Small and sold by Gold Coast mayor Tom Tate in January. “We wanted the lifestyle that the location offers, with boating, jet skis and fishing on your doorstep,” Mr Wilson said.“On a jet ski you can be at the Seaway in 20 minutes or about an hour by boat just cruising along at six knots.” The outlook over the pool and river are sensational at sunset.Having run a steel factory in his native Johannesburg, high crime rates in the South African city drove Mr Wilson to explore Australia in 2007, before making it home three years later.Having turned his hand to property development, Mr Wilson has been involved in a string of luxury residential and multi-residential projects on the Gold Coast. MORE: Why millionaires want to live on this street A large island bench forms a focal point in the kitchen.Designed by Raunik Design Group, the layout capitalises on the northerly aspect with ceilings soaring up to 10m and large panes of glass allowing sunshine to pour in.Careful attention has been paid to the choice of fittings and fixtures, many imported from Europe or sourced from around Australia.Vintage-style pendants from Emac & Lawton are a standout feature throughout while a trio of natural pendants by New Zealand designer David Trubridge offer a sculptural element in the entry. RELATED: Talented leading lady sells main river dream New housing estate just 200m from beach The coastal Hamptons-style home is an impressive sight from the water.WHEN a seasoned developer sets his sights on finding a site on which to build a dream home for his family, rest assured the location has to be just right.So when Ashley Wilson had the opportunity to acquire a vacant 921 sqm block facing north on Main River in 2016, he jumped at the chance. The fenced front yard is ideal for kids and pets.But it’s his own home that holds a special place for the avid cyclist who is reluctantly selling to pave the way for a sea change. “I’m really proud of this house and plan to replicate the core of the design on a new house,” Mr Wilson said. “I just need to find the right block.” Ray White Broadbeach agents Troy Fitzgerald and Jared Malan are taking expressions of interest until 5pm on July 15.
…in Public Infrastructure Ministry’s 2019 budget proposalThe Public Infrastructure Ministry has made provisions in its 2019 budget proposal for the construction of two pedestrian overpasses on the East Coast of Demerara, Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica).This is according to the Ministry’s Technical Services Manager, Nigel Erskine, who told Guyana Times that the two proposed overpasses would be at Montrose and Mon Repos.The first pedestrian overpass is expected to be constructed next year in proximity to Apex Education – a private school. That area is usually busy and prone to traffic congestion.The other overpass will be constructed in 2020 near the Mon Repos Market, another busy and congested area on the East Coast.According to Erskine, upon approval of its budget proposal, the Ministry will move ahead with tendering for the design after which it will move onto the construction process. The Ministry’s Technical Services Manager said that it was expected thatTwo pedestrian overpasses for ECDthe first overpass would be completed by the end of 2019.This project comes on the heels of the completion of the country’s first set of overpasses. Five pedestrian overpasses were built along the East Bank corridor at Houston, Eccles, Peters Hall, Providence and Diamond. Construction of those pedestrian overpasses commenced mid last year and were mostly completed by December 2017. Elevator lifts were subsequently installed a few months backs to cater for disabled persons and the elderly.The aim of the pedestrian overpasses was not only to reduce road carnage and enhance public safety, but to also eliminate traffic congestion along the East Bank Road, which is said to be the busiest in the country.The contract for the overpasses at Houston, Eccles and Peters Hall were awarded to B & J Civil Works for the sum of US$1,034,326. Meanwhile, there were separate contracts for the Providence and Diamond overpasses which were both awarded to S Jagmohan Hardware Supplies and Construction Services to the tune of US$364,247 and US$364,727 respectively.Trinidadian supervision firm – RM Engineering Limited – was recruited to oversee the construction of the overpasses.