Island estate so peaceful you can fall asleep sitting up

first_img How COVID-19 is changing buyer wish lists An internal lift makes it easy to access all four levels.The considered four level design allows for open planing living on the ground floor, four spacious bedrooms on the first floor and a grand luxury master above. The basement doubles as a party zone with a bar and games lounge set up with pin ball machines, a darts board and billiard table while a five-hole putting green is wisely positioned alongside the water. “My grand son adores playing putt putt, but there are usually more balls in the water than on the green,” Mrs Jordan said. The alfresco entertaining area is tucked away out of the weather.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 agoThe home has been the ideal entertainer over the years, hosting extended family and friends for special occasions.“The house is big enough to entertain everybody without everybody getting under your feet,” Mrs Jordan said. The alfresco area with built-in barbecue is a favoured space in any conditions. “It doesn’t matter if it’s rail, hail or shine, you are so protected,” said Mrs Jordan. “It is the best space to sit for breakfast, lunch or dinner. No wind or rain comes in.“I love having people over for breakfast these days and that’s the best place for it.” Sit in the sun and watch the boats cruise by.Having moved to Australia from the UK in 1974, Mr Jordan built homes in Brisbane before moving to the Gold Coast to create their own piece of paradise. In a nod to his Irish roots, the words ‘Caoga A Sé’ feature on the front of the home, which translates from Gaelic to the number ‘56’. MORE: Top end buyers splash cash on main river The outlook is spectacular from 56 Knightsbridge Parade East, Sovereign Islands.Each morning when they wake, Muriel and Bill Jordan have a treasured ritual. They raise the blinds in the master suite and enjoy a cup of tea as they take in the wide expanse of water lapping the shores of Brown Island and South Stradbroke Island. “We can sit and watch the sun come up before we get out of bed,” Mrs Jordan said.“We watch the boats going past but no one can see us.”center_img You can watch the sun rise each morning from the master suite.Peaceful and private are the words Mrs Jordan chooses to describe life in the estate, which has been home for the past seven years.“We can be sitting out the back with a cup of coffee and cake in the sun and half the time Bill will fall asleep it’s that quiet,” she said. “The water can make you feel really relaxed.” Virtual southern buyers bypass border closure The pool runs alongside the Broadwater.The Jordans hope to remain on Sovereign Island where security offers peace of mind.“We don’t want to move really, but the house it too big for us now,” Mrs Jordan said.“Sovereign Island really is unique and the people are lovely. The security is also great. We feel very safe here.”Hanan Cawley, of Harcourts Coastal – Broadbeach, is taking offers over $5 million.last_img read more

On the Beat: Syracuse-Virginia preview

first_img Published on October 14, 2015 at 1:09 am This is episode No. 10 of the “On The Beat” podcast, where Daily Orange beat writers discuss relevant topics in Syracuse football and men’s basketball.You can read all The Daily Orange coverage of Syracuse-Virginia here.If you have thoughts on the USF game or the season, leave us a comment beneath the podcast. Thanks for listening. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder textcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

Dodgers’ Alex Wood makes his pitch for playoff start

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Dodgers (90-70) have won 90 games in three consecutive seasons for the first time since 1976-78. More importantly, they’re a half-game ahead of the New York Mets (89-70) for home-field advantage in the NLDS.The Mets were rained out Friday and will play a doubleheader Saturday.If the Dodgers finish with a better regular-season record than the Mets, Game 3 will be at Citi Field. If the teams finish with the same record, or the Mets finish with a better record than the Dodgers, Game 3 will be at Dodger Stadium.That could factor into the decision of who starts the game for the Dodgers. Wood (12-12) has a 2.21 ERA in six starts this season at Dodger Stadium, compared to 3.84 for the season. Anderson is 10-9 with a 3.69 ERA — but only 3-5 with a 4.29 ERA at home. Either Alex Wood or Brett Anderson will probably start Game 3 of the National League Division Series for the Dodgers.Based on each pitcher’s most recent start, it isn’t clear who wants it more.One day after Anderson pitched into the eighth inning in San Francisco, Wood shut down the San Diego Padres for seven innings in the Dodgers’ 6-2 win before an announced crowd of 45,564 at Dodger Stadium.“It’s good to finish on a high note and play for home-field advantage,” Wood said. “I’m glad I was able to do my part.”center_img “Even when I was in Atlanta, I liked pitching here,” Wood said.Citi Field hasn’t been as kind to Wood. He’s winless in four career starts there, with a subpar 4.56 ERA. Anderson has never faced the Mets in his career.“Obviously the numbers have shown that (Wood) pitches better here,” Mattingly said. “I have no clue (why). For the most part, it shouldn’t make a difference really. When you’re 60 feet 6 inches, you make quality pitches and get ground balls.”Either way, both pitchers are almost certainly destined to make the Dodgers’ NLDS roster. Mattingly said earlier in the day that the roster will include four starting pitchers, and Wood and Anderson are the best of any Dodgers starters not named Greinke or Kershaw.Wood and Padres starter Casey Kelly (0-2) traded zeroes Friday until the bottom of the third inning, when the Dodgers erupted for five runs.With runners on first and second base, Adrian Gonzalez drove in Carl Crawford with a one-out single. On a potential double-play ground ball by Justin Turner, Padres second baseman Cory Spangenberg overthrew second base, sending Kendrick home and Gonzalez to third base.A groundout by Andre Ethier, followed by RBI singles by Corey Seager and A.J. Ellis, completed the rally.Kendrick also doubled and scored on an RBI single by Turner in the fifth inning.Mattingly started his regular position players for the second straight day, backing up talk of the importance of home-field advantage by playing his best players.“It’s important for guys to stay sharp and fresh because there’s going to be a four-day layoff going into the next series,” Ellis said. “Guys want to get their at-bats in. It’s nice to have that edge of winning baseball games. I remember the last couple years where we’ve locked things up a little bit earlier, and there’s that 10, 12 days of up and down. Donnie’s doing a good job making sure the motor stays on and we’re still playing the right way.”last_img read more