This house at 5 Allambi Rise, Noosa Heads, has sold for $11.2m. .The sale price has come as a shock given the property, named ‘Noo-Jee’, at 5 Allambi Rise in exclusive Little Cove last sold for $5.75 million only three years ago, showing the appetite from interstate migrants for premium real estate in Queensland.The agents involved are refusing to comment on the sale, but it is understood the property was owned by a local Noosa resident with other property interests in the area. PAT RAFTER SELLS SUNSHINE BEACH HOME This house at 5 Allambi Rise, Noosa Heads, has sold for $11.2m.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours ago This house at 5 Allambi Rise, Noosa Heads, has sold for $11.2m. The view from the deck at 5 Allambi Rise, Noosa Heads. The master bedroom in the house at 5 Allambi Rise, Noosa Heads.The Noosa region prestige property market is on fire, with the $18 million sale earlier this year of a beachfront mansion in Sunshine Beach smashing the residential record for the entire Sunshine Coast region. BEACH HOUSE SELLS FOR RECORD This property at 21-23 Webb Rd, Sunshine Beach, sold for a record $18m. Picture: Paul Smith.The Webb Road absolute beachfront estate is only streets away from where tennis great Pat Rafter sold his beachfront home, with the sale price recently revealed as $15.2 million.House values across the Sunshine Coast region have outperformed the rest of the state; rising 8 per cent over the year to March, while unit values rose 5.5 per cent, according to a new report from property researcher CoreLogic. The view from the master bedroom at 5 Allambi Rise, Noosa Heads. The view from the house at 5 Allambi Rise, Noosa Heads, which has sold for $11.2m.ONE of Queensland’s most idyllic celebrity holiday haunts is abuzz with news of a record property sale in ritzy Noosa Heads.A 1950s style beach house with views to die for has sold for an eyewatering $11.2 million in an offmarket deal to a cashed-up Melbourne-based buyer. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE This house at 5 Allambi Rise, Noosa Heads, has sold for $11.2m.“If you want to be close to Hastings Street and the beach, there’s only a handful of properties to choose from.“The end game is that records will continue to be broken in Noosa because some of the best property hasn’t been released yet.” The open plan living and dining area at 5 Allambi Rise, Noosa Heads. This house at 5 Allambi Rise, Noosa Heads, has sold for $11.2m. Inside the house at 5 Allambi Rise, Noosa Heads, has sold for $11.2m.Mr Reed recently sold a beachfront home at 312 Teewah Beach Rd, Noosa North Shore, for $10.75 million.The Allambi Rise home spans two levels, featuring four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a wet-edge pool and a large timber deck with built-in barbecue that overlooks Laguna Bay and beyond. The former home of Pat Rafter at 46 Seaview Tce, Sunshine Beach, recently sold for $15.2m.Prestige agent Adrian Reed of Dowling & Neylan Real Estate in Noosa Heads said he wasn’t too surprised by the price achieved for the Little Cove home because of the demand for property in the area from southern states and expats.“We’re not shocked because we honestly believe there’s more scope to test the limits (of the market),” Mr Reed said.
MEGAN CONLIN/Herald PhotoThe Badger women’s basketball team continued its struggles as it lost a close contest, 68-59, to the Iowa Hawkeyes at the Kohl Center Thursday night.The Badgers have now lost 12 of their last 14 after beginning the year 4-0. Wisconsin had its chances in this game that saw Iowa push the lead to 11 early in the second half, only to have the Badgers battle their way back into it.After a Jolene Anderson jumper cut the lead to four with 3:22 left in the game, the Badgers had four consecutive trips down the floor end unsuccessfully. Iowa then hit a couple of free throws, and Wisconsin never got closer than six.The Badgers were unable to take advantage of the Hawkeyes’ lackluster offensive performance in the second half, where Iowa made more points off of free throws than from the field.”I give credit to Wisconsin because we were very stagnant with our offense tonight. That was probably the worst that our offense has really executed during the course of this year,” Iowa head coach Lisa Bluder said. “We didn’t have movement, we weren’t making good passes — it’s evident. Nine assists. For us, that’s very low in the assist column. Our offense relies on good passing and they took a lot of that away from us tonight.”As much as Iowa was able to take advantage of the free-throw line, it proved to be the Badgers’ downfall. Wisconsin was only able to convert 4-of-14 attempts on the night, including just 2-of-11 in the second half.Jolene Anderson led the Badgers with 20 points but could not connect on a couple of late free throws.”You just have to think that your legs aren’t tired and you can’t let it bother you. It goes along with the mental thing that coach Stone says, you know, just go out there and play,” Anderson said.Wisconsin was able to hold Crystal Smith, the Big Ten’s leading scorer, in check for most of the game. She was held to just 3-of-7 shooting on the night and did not even attempt a shot from the field in the second half. But the senior was able to knock in all eight of her shots from the charity stripe.Iowa was led by 6-foot-6 freshman Megan Skouby, who had 23 points and six rebounds. The Badgers switched up their defense early on to a zone to try to limit the touches of the taller Skouby, after she had eight points in just more than five minutes.The UW starting forwards — senior Kjersten Bakke and freshman Caitlin Gibson — did not seem to have an answer for Iowa’s frontcourt, as they were outscored by the duo of Skouby and forward Tiffany Reedy 48-9. Reedy’s 15 was a season high for the senior.”I am not usually a penetrator, and tonight that is pretty much all I did,” Reedy said. “I just stayed focus and I knew this game was important, so my mindset was just doing whatever it took to win.”The first half saw the Badgers outplay the Hawkeyes in nearly every way but turnovers.”The story of the game was points off turnovers in the first half,” said UW head coach Lisa Stone. “We had 14 turnovers in the first half. It looked as if we had not seen the press, but that’s all we’ve worked on the last three years I’ve been here. We certainly need to improve in those areas.”Wisconsin gets a short break from conference action as it looks to rebound against Eastern Illinois on Monday. The Badgers hope to rebuild their spirits as they prepare for the stretch run in the Big Ten.”Mentally, it’s tough. You gain confidence from working hard and getting success,” Bakke said. “There has never been a lack of focus at the ultimate goal, and I think we stick to the game plan.”We’ve all been in hard times. Everyone experiences it through their life, and we will step out on the floor tomorrow just as ready to work as the day before.”