Helipads are all the rage in Queensland dream homes

first_imgThis $2.7 million Mission Beach luxury home at Altitude One40 has its own grass helipad. Picture: realestate.com.auThe bargain of the lot was a five-bedroom house at 1 Haas Street, Bli Bli – known locally as the Bli Bli mansion. It has had a $100,000 price reduction since May to now sit at $1.5m.The property was a motoring enthusiast’s dream, with its own concrete helipad and a seven bay parking building that has its own fuel pump, according to agent Jason Mills of Ray White Maroochydore. Foget the Tesla or a speedboat, the ultimate status symbol is still a helicopter pad in prestige Queensland homes priced from as low as $1.5m.According to agents, helipads were favoured by those without room for a special runway for small planes or people who preferred heli-transfers to long commutes or transfers.Prestige homes blessed with the convenience of a helipad were priced from as low as $1.5m, according to listings on Realestate.com.au. The $5.7 million home 430 Sunrise Rd, Tinbeerwah, has a grass helipad along a path to the tennis court. Picture: realestate.com.auMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor1 hour ago“If you’re lucky enough to own a helicopter, the helipad and adjoining hangar facilities will cater for your aviation requirements.”The next price level up was a four bedroom dream home at AltitudeOne40 in Mission Beach, which was on the market for $2.7m.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:45Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:45 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenSummer Dream Home: Currumbin01:45 Related videos 01:45Summer Dream Home: Currumbin01:34Paradise for sale…01:16Dream home: Broadbeach Waters01:33Dream Home: New Farm01:36Dream Home: Brookfield01:00Mermaid BeachAgent Peter Stone of Real Estate of Distinction Sawtell had it as a stunning residence on a kilometre-long block backing onto a World Heritage Rainforest, with a designer home that has extensive views to the Great Barrier Reef.This private helipad was on grass 140 metres above sea level, part of the charm of a place looking to “set the standards to which all other luxury executive retreats aim”.“As the sun sets each evening, you can watch from the pool deck high above Mission Beach as Dunk, Bedarra and Hinchinbrook Islands melt into the azure sea and the tranquillity of the rainforest envelopes you.”center_img Coming into land at the $2.7 million Mission Beach luxury home at Altitude One40. Picture: realestate.com.auAmong the higher price helipad homes was 430 Sunrise Road, Tinbeerwah, marketed as “the ultimate Noosa hinterland estate”. The six bedroom, six bathroom, quadruple garage home was priced at $5.7m.The 35 ha (88 acre) property, named Cintamani by the owners, has stunning views along the Noosa coastline, according to agent Tom Offerman of Tom Offerman Real Estate.“There’s a true sense of arrival as you drive pass by the helipad and grand slam championship tennis court and then step from your car under the porte – cochere, complete with it’s magnificent fountain.”The vehicle commute from Cintamani to Brisbane was about 90 minutes, something a helicopter would definitely make short work of.last_img read more

Damage repair: SU defense prepares to face high-scoring Cincinnati team one week after being shredded by USF playmakers

first_img Published on November 1, 2012 at 1:53 am Contact Michael: [email protected] | @Michael_Cohen13 Facebook Twitter Google+ Marquis Spruill bit on the fake and incorrectly pursued the running back. He stepped to the middle of the field on a zone-read play by South Florida, only to watch quarterback B.J. Daniels keep the ball himself and break free to the outside.By the time Spruill planted his left foot in the ground to change direction back toward the outside, Daniels had already turned the corner and reached full speed on what would become a 53-yard gain.“There were a couple times I had missed an assignment and B.J. broke for like long,” Spruill, the outside linebacker, said with a chuckle, stretching out the word long to convey the negative result of his mistake.And he wasn’t alone. The Syracuse defense had statistically its worst game of the season in last week’s thrilling victory over South Florida, giving up 552 yards of offense — 317 of which Daniels accounted for — before a last-second touchdown pass by Ryan Nassib salvaged a win.Saturday brings an eerily similar challenge as the Orange (4-4, 2-1 Big East) travels to Cincinnati (5-2, 1-1 Big East) with the goal of containing another dual-threat quarterback and inching closer to bowl eligibility. A week of repairs designed to patch last week’s leaks has renewed the defense’s self-confidence as it prepares to face Munchie Legaux and the highest-scoring offense in the league at noon Saturday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAs he did last week, John Kinder once again drew the assignment of simulating the opposing quarterback. Kinder, a backup quarterback himself, is a run-first player whose tendencies are akin to those of Daniels and Legaux. It’s a role he played last season as well, doing such an admirable job in his mimicry that linebackers coach Steve Morrison said he was often the team’s most valuable player in practice.And in facing dual-threat quarterbacks in consecutive games, the Orange had the opportunity to dissect its mistakes against Daniels and revise its plans for Legaux.“There’s some carryover, certainly, from this week to last week,” Morrison said. “I’m sure that’s a good thing in our favor. We have to shore up some areas, but we’re certainly looking forward to getting another opportunity.”First and foremost, Syracuse must improve its tackling. Safeties Shamarko Thomas and Durell Eskridge joined Spruill and Morrison in pointing out the poor tackling that allowed the Bulls to rush for 369 yards, which is 133 yards more than SU allowed in any game last season.When asked what letter grade he would give to the Orange’s tackling last week, Spruill said somewhere between a D and a C-.“At the end of the day, you’ve got to stop them and we didn’t,” Eskridge said. “But I feel like going into this Cincinnati game, it will be hard for them to run because of the mistakes we corrected.”Another area of concern for Syracuse was tempo. Eskridge and Morrison both said that the SU defenders struggled with South Florida’s brisk pace last weekend, something they hadn’t faced in several weeks. Eskridge even said there were plays where the defense was not in the proper alignment, and by the time he looked up, the Bulls were running another play.The Cincinnati offense operates at a similar pace, but the SU defenders have noticed several differences between Daniels and Legaux. While Daniels often looks to run whenever the chance presents itself, Spruill said Legaux uses his foot speed as more of a last resort.That was evident in the Bearcats’ 27-24 win over Virginia Tech in September, when Legaux threw for 376 yards and three touchdowns while only rushing for 27.“Against Virginia Tech he had a hell of a game throwing the football, so obviously he is capable of that,” Morrison said. “I think every time in football, you want to try to make a team one-dimensional. I’m not sure if that’s ever fully possible, but first and foremost, we’ve got to try and stop their running game.”Behind Legaux and tailbacks George Winn and Ralph David Abernathy IV, Cincinnati leads the Big East in rushing at 221.4 yards per game, using the same zone-read system that South Florida employs.It’s when the run game is limited that opponents have had success, and Louisville’s come-from-behind victory last week speaks to that. The Cardinals allowed just three rushes longer than 10 yards in the second half.And while stopping the Bearcats is certainly easier said than done, having Daniels shred the Syracuse defense could actually be a blessing in disguise. He probed the wall and found its leaks; all the Orange has to do now is patch it.“We just know we have to get stronger at this point,” Eskridge said. “Around this time last year we slipped, so we know this is where outsiders think we’re going to slip. And that’s why we have to tighten up our screws.” Commentslast_img read more