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.
Justin Kay topped the Thursday IMCA Modified qualifying feature at Batesville Motor Speedway’s Race For Hope 74. (Photo by Jason Brickey)By Mike SpiekerBATESVILLE, Ark. (Sept. 28) – Justin Kay captured night two of the inaugural Race For Hope 74 IMCA Modified special at Batesville Motor Speedway Thursday evening. Kay led 21 of the 25 laps en route to the victory, which locked him into the front row for Saturday’s $20,000 to win main event.“I’ve never been here before. What an awesome race track,” said Kay in victory lane. “I knew what line I needed to run and I just had to hit my marks. Ricky (Thornton Jr.) has been so good lately and Kelly (Shryock) has been doing this a long time … this is just awesome. I’m so excited.”The race got underway with Kay, Dennie Gieber and Jason Wilkey on the front row for the three-wide start.The green flag was quickly replaced with the caution on the opening lap as Tyler Droste and Tyler Stevens got together exiting turn four. Droste was able to rejoin the field while Stevens was done for the night.On the complete restart, Wilkey raced his way to the lead down the back straightaway to pace the 30-car field at the completion of lap one. Kay had reeled in Wilkey and was battling him for the point on lap five, when the yellow flag was displayed once again to slow the field.As the race resumed, Kay continued his battle with Wilkey while Mark Norris and Thornton also entered the fray. Kay was able to sneak around the outside of Wilkey for the lead as Wilkey soon found himself in a three-wide fight for second. Both Norris and Thornton were able to get by Wilkey, with Thornton taking the runner-up spot on lap nine.Another quick restart allowed Thornton a shot at Kay for the lead, but Kay was able to fend off the charge.At the halfway point, Kay held a five car length lead over Thornton but that advantage began to shrink as the race approached the final stages. Thornton closed to within one car length with three laps to go but Kay used lapped traffic as a pick to hold off Thornton Jr.That’s all Kay needed to regain a five car length advantage and cruise to the feature win. Thornton, Shyrock, Cody Laney and Peyton Taylor rounded out the top five.Preliminary action for the Race For Hope 74 continues Friday night before culminating with the championship event on Saturday.Feature results – 1. Justin Kay; 2. Ricky Thornton Jr.; 3. Kelly Shryock; 4. Cody Laney; 5. Peyton Taylor; 6. Jesse Dennis; 7. Mark Norris; 8. John Hansen; 9. Mike Mullen; 10. Jason Wilkey; 11. Jason Ingalls; 12. Dennie Gieber; 13. Ryan Gilmore; 14. Casey Findley; 15. Gavin Landers; 16. Chuck Sanders; 17. Brian Mullen; 18. Jack Sullivan; 19. Randy Weaver; 20. Jesse Richter; 21. Tyler Droste; 22. J.T. Goodson; 23. Heath Grizzle; 24. Chad Andersen; 25. Chadd Avey; 26. Kevin Sustaire; 27. Kurt Kile; 28. Regan Tafoya; 29. Chris Abelson; 30. Tyler Stevens.
Denbigh will start as the big favourites to advance to the senior final when they battle Knox at 12:30 p.m. They were easy 52-10 winners over Herbert Morrison Technical, while Knox edged Anchovy High 31-27. In the urban semi-finals, junior champions, Gaynstead High will face Norman Manley High at 1:30 p.m. before Queen’s face Camperdown at 2:30 p.m. Defending Senior champions Camperdown and Excelsior, who suffered their first defeat this season against Queen’s at the same venue last Thursday, will meet in a high power senior semi-final at 3:30 p.m. Former champions Queen’s and Gaynstead will close the day’s proceedings when they meet in the second semi-final at 4:30 p.m. BIG FAVOURITES History will be created at the G.C. Foster College today as for the first time both the rural and urban schoolgirls’ netball semi-finals will be played on the same day and at the same venue. Junior rural action begins at 9:30 a.m. with Holmwood Technical facing Manchester High before defending champions Denbigh High oppose first-time semi-finalists St Thomas Technical. Many-time champions Holmwood will be seeking another final berth among the seniors. They tackle Manchester High at 11:30 a.m. The team got a scare in their quarter-final match against Glenmuir winning 38-37. They will have to improve on that performance if they hope to advance as they will be up against a confident Manchester High team that blew away Thompson Town 46-19.