After parting with $150 million, you would want a few drinks. Source: www.realtor.comYou could buy over 250 average houses in Brisbane with the whopping discount offered on this spectacular Californian mansion. Or an entire suburb.Located in the exclusive and gated Bel Air residential precinct, its neighbours include Beyonce, actor Salma Hayek, Hyatt Hotel heir Tony Pritzker, and French luxury goods magnate Francois Pinault.MORE: Live like a millionaire for $20k a day in the WhitsundaysWhere the world’s biggest celebrities stay when they’re in AustraliaFirst glimpse inside Hemsworth Byron Bay mansion LONDON, ENGLAND — JULY 14: Beyonce Knowles-Carter and Jay-Z attend the European Premiere of Disney’s “The Lion King” at Odeon Luxe Leicester Square. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Disney)Williams & Williams Estates Group agent Rayni Williams said the property at 924 Bel Air Road was a rare, dream listing.“Extreme wealth from every industry settles in Bel Air,” Ms Williams said.This LA mansion is listed for $150 million — $100 million less than the original asking price Source: www.realtor.comOwned by designer and real estate developer Bruce Makowsky, 924 Bel Air Road — known fittingly as Billionaire — was first listed for an eye-watering $250 million, at the time making it the most expensive house ever listed on the market in the United States.It is owned by real estate developer Bruce MakowskyVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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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 Rate1xFullscreenChris Hemsworth is Byron Bay bound!00:39Now back on the market for $150 million — yes, that’s a $100 million discount — the mega-mansion will still be the most expensive house ever sold in La La Land if its sells at that price.To put that in perspective, the most expensive house ever sold in Australia was Lady Mary Fairfax’s Point Piper mansion, Fairwater.Lady Mary Fairfax’s property ‘Fairwater’ in Point Piper sold fo $100 million. Pic by James CroucherThat was bought by Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes for $100 million — the discount on Billionaire.Brisbane’s most expensive house ever sold was 1 Leopard Street at Kangaroo Point, which was picked up for $18.48 million back in 2017. It is back on the market.1 Leopard St, Kangaroo Point, sold for $18.48 million in 2017RELATED: Take a look inside Brisbane’s $18 million trophy homeWhy everyone is moving to QueenslandBillionaire was built over four years on the site of Hollywood star and legend Judy Garland’s former house, and has features that us mere mortals could only dream about.The entrance to 924 Bel Air Rd, Los Angeles, USA. Source: www.realtor.comI recently toured the four level monolith, quickly realising that my own budget might just stretch far enough to buy one of the staff bathrooms. Or the workers donga down the street. And here is the proof that I was there, alongside 12 agents from Brisbane including Sarah Hackett and Debra Maguire from Place.The property has 12 bedrooms, including two opulent master suites, 21 bathrooms, five bars, three kitchens, a candy room, a movie theatre that seats 40 people, and a four-lane Louis Vuitton bowling alley, all spread over 3500sq m of living space.924 Bel Air Rd, Los Angeles, USA. Source: www.realtor.comThe two wine cellars require a special mention as they both come fully stocked — and that’s probably a good thing because if I had a spare $150 million to splash on a pad I would probably want to live it up like a Kardashian.Just one of the wine cellars! Credit: Berlyn PhotographyMs Williams said Makowsky was the first to develop at the location on “this level” and to attach such an extravagant price tag.“His original price was $250 million so there were a lot of risk taken with this (property),” she said.“Now we are at $150 million (and the) highest sale (in the area) happened two weeks ago at $120 million.”MORE CELEB HOMES: Sugar Ray’s mansion selling for heavyweight sumPalatial Gold Coast home built for Malaysian prince on the marketRugby league legend sells palace for princely sum Just a few flash cars to drool over in the downstairs play room Source: www.realtor.comSo what do you get for $150 million? Besides the house, which envokes some serious sensory overload on its own, you also get most of accessories and inclusions used to style the property.Mind blown! Check out the Yibai Liao oversized Leica camera sculpture Source: www.realtor.comFor example, there is a custom Etienne Moyat wall, a Yibai Liao oversized Leica camera sculpture and hand-carved honey onyx stone pieces.All up, there are over a hundred art installations and a huge collection of key pieces by some of the world’s most exclusive design houses, including a Hermes bag sculpture.More from newsNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoNoosa unit prices hit new record high as region booms: REIQ12 hours agoIt has sculptures and designer pieces that come with the property Source: www.realtor.comThe master suites — the only two rooms that we are not allowed to photograph — are next level luxury, and even come with a state-of-the-art coffee machine.The walk-in wardrobes are bigger than my house, and the finishes are oozing with glamour.It is rare that I am lost for words but I do take some voyeuristic glee from the fact that I have now been inside the boudoir of what will most likely be home to a trillionaire or A-lister without becoming embroiled in tabloid gossip.I can’t show you the master retreats but check out that view Source: www.realtor.comWe were told there had already been some interest shown in the property but due to strict nondisclosure requirements our hosts remain tight-lipped.To get an appreciation of just who is in the market for a residence like Billionaire, the agents explain that it can only be viewed by appointment after the interested party is carefully vetted and meets the qualification requirements.It is fair to say that my LinkedIn and Instagram profiles just would not cut it.And that outdoor theatre screen. Source: www.realtor.com“We feel that the buyer will be someone who wants a product that is done and can never be replicated (there are now strict development laws in Bel Air),” Ms Williams said.“We have had a lot of international hits on this one … we have also had two fabulous showings to potential Australian buyers.“At this asking price, you just have to bring your toothbrush.”And even then, you could just get one of the seven house staff to pop down to the local shopping centre to grab one.Inside the private day spa. Source: www.realtor.comThe seven staff, which include a masseuse for your own private day spa and a renowned chef, are included in the price for the first two years of ownership. There is also a staff accommodation wing.The helipad is conveniently located close to the home office for an easy commute. Credit: Berlyn PhotographyOther features of this incredible residence include entertaining spaces that will blow your mind, and at the very least, your ear drums.There is a 40-seat 4K Dolby Atmos James Bond-themed theatre which we got to experience first hand.If the “Big One” ever hits, this is the place to escape the fallout.Not a bad spot to watch Armageddon. Credit: Berlyn PhotographyThere is also a four-lane bowling alley and a games area complete with authentic Teckell ping pong, foosball and pool tables, a massive candy wall, a bar that could rival a nightclub and a collection of rare cars and motorcycles.That bowling alley! Credit: Berlyn PhotographyDid someone say candy? Credit: Berlyn PhotographyIn terms of technology, Billionaire has one of the world’s most advanced smart home systems, including a crocodile skin-lined elevator, a pop-up outdoor movie theatre and a whole-of-residence control system.You can just hang out with some stars in this space. Source: www.realtor.comOutside there is a swim-around jacuzzi, a huge infinity pool with a swim-up bar and waterfalls that have been designed to make the most of the 270 degree views.I could go on and on about the features of this billionaires playground but I have run out of adjectives, and my realestate.com.au profile already thinks I am mining magnate Gina Rinehart.*Samantha Healy is the Courier Mail and Quest real estate editor and was in the US for the Inman Connect conference in Las Vegas.FOLLOW SAMANTHA HEALY ON Instagram
This pool is located at 19 Cashell Crescent at Bushland Beach which is on the market for over $1M.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020REMAX agent Michele Hyde, who is marketing an award-winning property at 19 Cashell Crescent, said having a nice pool will increase the value of a house.“A lot of people are after swimming pools, even if it’s just to look at,” Ms Hyde said. Unique home with a cricket pitch in the front yard READ MORE This property is located at 15/18 High Vista Drive and is on the market for $990,000.Another show stopping pool is on the market at 15/18 High Vista Drive in Mount Louisa.For $990,000. the house, heated spa and stunning 12 metre-long pebblecrete pool could be yours.If ocean views are more your thing, the pool at 26 Waterview Drive in Bushland Beach could be what you’re looking for. Situated at the front of the property, the huge pool looks out to the water, with a stone walkway leading straight from the pool and down onto the sand. This house at 71 Glenlyon Drive is on the market for $599,000“A pool undoubtedly ups the value and the overall liveability of a property.“It’s obviously not mandatory though, every buyer wants different things but they’re certainly in demand in Townsville because you can’t escape the heat in summer.” This huge pool is located on 13 Staaten Street and is up for grabs in Pimlico.REGARDLESS of the season, a good-looking swimming pool will never go out of style in Townsville — and there are currently some beauties on the market. Whether it spans the length of the house, has views over the city or boasts underwater cocktail benches, there is something for every buyer.READ MORE Beachside units for $30k
Boxer Jeff Horn now calls Sunnybank home. Pic Mark Cranitch.Their new ‘modern mansion’ sits on a 1022sq m block and has keyless entry, a pool, an alfresco outdoor terrace, a study, multiple living zones, a home gym and a huge master suite.At the time of buying their new home, the humble Horn said it was a “much bigger and nicer house” than their form renovators delight. Now anyone keen to buzz around the same neighbourhood as The Hornet has the chance to bid on a modern five-bedroom house at 14 Littler St. 14 LITTLER ST SUNNYBANKThe elevated house sits on a 610 sqm block and will go under the hammer on November 23. The current median house price in Sunnybank is $710,000, according to CoreLogic. *** CAMP HILL The jawdropping home QLD tennis star Ash Barty has her eye on Phillip Di BellaBut the Di Bella’s haven’t traded postcodes, having bought another New Farm residence for $6.5 million back in 2017.Former AFL player Joel Patfull and his Insta-famous fiance Elle Ferguson also have their 73 Browne St pad on the market, but the couple are continuing the hunt for their next home in the suburb. Elle Ferguson and Joel Patfull (AAP Image/Bianca De Marchi)The current median house price in the sought-after suburb is $1,502,500, but units can still be bought for a more attainable median value of $577,000.For those with deeper pockets, a custom-built home at 18 Hawthorne St is within walking distance of some favourite star haunts. It is listed for sale by expressions of interest. 18 Hawthorne Street New Farm 18 Hawthorne Street New FarmBut for budget-conscious buyers, this one bedroom unit within an art deco-style complex at 7/600 Lower Bowen Terrace comes with its own courtyard, and is on the market for $450,000.It is also within walking distance of some Instagram-worthy locations. 7/600 LOWER BOWEN TERRACE NEW FARM *** Here, you can live close to The King. This architecturally-designed house on a 903sq m block is located within the realm of The Emperor of Lang Park, Wally Lewis. Wally Lewis (AAP Image/Richard Walker)On the market for offers over $1.999 million, 5 Downwind Court enjoys the bayside lifestyle – yacht clubs, cafes and a choice of dining options nearby. Possible willing buyers at the Wally Lewis statue AAP/David ClarkThe waterfront residence has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, high ceilings and banks of glass to let in the light. 5 DOWNWIND CT BIRKDALEThe loung and kitchen open on to a vast waterfront outdoor entertaining space which includes an undercover spa, a crystal saltwater pool with a waterfall feature, infrared sauna and a 4-hole putting green.Other features include two double garages, a 12m-long pontoon and a master bedroom with a private balcony overlooking the canal and boat pontoon. It is listed with Danny Day of Place Manly. 5 DOWNWIND CT BIRKDALE SUNNYBANK For the avid AFL fan, why not move in to the Lions den and buy in Camp Hill.It is here you can join Brisbane Lions star such as players Darcy Gardiner and Daniel Rich, who are also invested in the suburb. Brisbane Lions player Daniel Rich (AAP Image/Glenn Hunt)Daniel Rich sold up in Norman Park earlier this year and has a renovation project in Camp Hill and Darcy Gardiner owns a renovated post-war house in the suburb. RELATED: Lions legend sells Brisbane den ahead of AFL finals push Erin McNaught and Example at the 61st Annual TV WEEK Logie Awards (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)The couple bought Russet House in Given Terrace, which was designed by Tim Stewart Architects and built by Graya Construction, for $2.8 million earlier this year. The couple own Russet House in PaddingtonBut savvy buyers could get a foot in the suburb for a fraction of that price.A one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment is currently for sale in the same street for offers over $269,000.The funky property generates a rental return of $285 a week and is only a stroll from the cafes and shops Paddington is famous for.***BROOKFIELDNetball legend Laura Geitz and husband, Mark Gilbride, bought their ‘forever home’ in leafy Brookfield last year for a cool $2.2 million. Laura Geitz, Barney and baby FrankThe Queensland golden girl wanted to swap the city life for the suburbs and is now raising her family in a beautifully restored, historic home on Upper Brookfield Road.The lush, acreage suburb is about 12km from Brisbane’s CBD and has a median house price of $1.1 million.Just down the road from Ms Geitz, a block of land is currently on the market at 26 Upper Brookfield Road.The property comprises just over 4ha and has town water, a bus stop, a small rented cottage and a four-bay store barn. It comes with development approval to build a large home, with floor plans and house plans available on request.***SAMFORD VILLAGERetired rugby league star Sam Thaiday and his wife, Rachel, live on an acreage property in Samford Village. 2/9/2019: Sam and Rachel Thaiday (with their dogs) at their home in Samford Village. Lyndon Mechielsen/The AustralianThe couple bought the five-bedroom, three-bathroom house in 2013 for $1 million.Nearby is a four-bedroom property at 44 Mary Ring Drive, which is on the market for offers over $825,000.The low-maintenance family home is on a 600 sqm block in a quiet street, and is within walking distance of the ‘village’.It also comes with established gardens, a garden shed, a solar hot water system and two rain water tanks. 44 MARY RING DVE SAMFORD VILLAGE*** REDBANK HAWTHORNE Former Lions defender Sam Mayes still owns a house here despite ditching the Lions for Port Adelaide and Jamie Charman’s first flip house was in Camp Hill before he became a real estate agent.Property experts call Camp Hill a ‘Cinderella suburb’ with median house prices expected to pass $1 million as renovations and new builds transform the hub, 6km southeast of Brisbane’s CBD.Dominated by housing stock, the median sale price for houses has remained steady over the past three months at $910,000.For a classic home, try the three-bedroom renovated house at 81 Kennington Rd, Camp Hill that is going to auction on December 1. For contemporary, there is the brand new architect-designed four bedder at 25 Arrol St which is up for auction on November 30. 25 ARROL ST CAMP HILL*** BIRKDALE Neale Whitaker rescues home stuck in reno limbo HAMILTON With a median house price of just over $1 million, Hendra is fast becoming the new blue chip suburb to watch. It is, or has been, home to the likes of Brisbane Broncos veteran Darius Boyd and his wife Kayla, and Olympic swimmer Emily Seebohm. Broncos captain Darius Boyd and his wife Kayla. Photo Mark Cranitch.The Boyd’s family entertainer was recently taken off the market after the couple welcomed their second child.They have also bought another renovators delight at Paddington. RELATED: Darius Boyd’s big project revealed But within a forward pass of the Boyd’s modern house is 61 Lilley St, which might be easier on the wallet. This cottage at 61 Lilley St is listed for offers over $775,000Listed with Place Ascot, this cottage could be renovated or knocked down to make way for your own version of the Boyd’s residence.Within walking distance of Racecourse Road, the low-set, two bedroom cottage is listed for sale.And one street over, there are several houses for sale within a tumble turn of the house owned by Seebohm and ex Mitch Larcom.Among them is 126 Mein St, listed with Place Ascot, which will go to auction on November 30. And 126 Mein St will go under the hammer on November 30,The property looks directly over the Eagle Farm racecourse, and has four bedrooms and plenty of traditional features. And a few doors down at 112 Mein St, which is on the market for $1.175 million. *** When it came time to buy her first home, host of Great Australian Bake Off Mel Buttle looked at Redbank in Brisbane’s western suburbs.“The fact that I could actually afford a house there was certainly amazing,” she said. Foxtel’s The Great Australian Bake Off host Mel ButtleThe comedian only recently bought a 1910-era house in the suburb, which is attracting its fair share of first home buyers thanks to its affordable house prices and the many new homes eligible for the First Home Owners Grant. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoThe median house price in Redbank is just $320,000, well below that of Greater Brisbane at $535,000. Redbank is about 25km southwest of Brisbane and is a suburb of Ipswich, which itself is undergoing significant growth. Just like Buttle’s Redbank home, this cottage is just a short walk to two historic hotels, Redbank Plaza and the train station. 28 BRISBANE RD REDBANKLocated at 28 Brisbane Road, it is listed for offers between $340,000 and $360,000. *** NEW FARM This eclectic suburb has long been a favourite haunt for the well-heeled due to its character homes and proximity to the city.But a surge in interest has seen many of the older houses either given extreme makeovers or knocked down to make way for extravagant trophy homes.Among those that call Paddington home are international model Erin McNaught and her British rapper husband, Example. RELATED: Erin McNaught, Example call Brisbane home after splashing $2.8m on Paddington stunner PADDINGTON This blue chip inner-city suburb has been home to many local celebrities, from star footy players to business entrepreneurs.Coffee king Phillip Di Bella and his wife Gianna are currently selling their luxurious New Farm property at 30 Turner Avenue, which is listed for offers between $3.8 million and $3.95 million. RELATED: Coffee king Di Bella ramps up push to sell New Farm home Brisbane, where the weather is better and the houses more affordable than southern capitals AAP/David Clark *** HENDRA This one is for buyers with deep pockets. Designed by leading architect Shaun Lockyer, 33B Harbour Rd was built for developer Don O’Rorke of Consolidated Properties and sold for a whopping $11.8 million back in 2015. 33B Harbour Rd, Hamilton makes a statement but you would need deeper pockets for this oneIt was bought by a cashed up Asian buyer for her son, who has relocated to Melbourne.The statement residence, which is called Balaam, has eight bedrooms and nine bathrooms and sits on a 1609 sqm block with 48.3m of river frontage. The Shaun Lockyer-designed house was originally built for Consolidated Properties boss Don O’Rorke. Pic Mark Cranitch.Other features include a cantilevered, heated swimming pool with an adjoining bar and kitchen, an internal lift to all levels, a climate-controlled wine cellar, an open-air fire pit with gas, a parent’s master suite overlooking the CBD and Brisbane River, a fully-equipped gymnasium with shower and sauna, three outdoor terraces, several secure children’s play areas plus a creche, an architecturally designed cubby house and animal enclosure and the potential for 24m pontoon with direct and private access. It is seriously swish!It is listed with Matt Lancashire of Ray White New FarmThe street itself also has some famous owners including the queen of active wear.Records show that Lorna Jane Clarkson bought the sprawling property next door for $10.3 million back in 2010. Active wear company owner Lorna Jane in her office in Brisbane. (Photo AAP/Megan Slade). *** Boxing fans may want to check out 14 Littler St and 11 Naldi St. Both properties are located in the same area that local legend Jeff Horn now calls home. ‘The Hornet’ and his wife Joanna paid $1.71 million for a contemporary house in the area in September last year, upgrading from the Acacia Ridge house that Horn bought was still a schoolteacher. RELATED: Jeff Horn enters househunting ring Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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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 Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59Everybody needs good neighbours, but how about a rich one, or even a famous one. In Brisbane, not only is it possible to live next door, or around the corner, from a well-known face, in some cases it is even affordable.But you will have to act fast because many of these notables have a nose for picking out the prime properties. MORE NEWS: Renewed push to sell fitness queen Ashy Bines’ home A four bedroom contemporary house that is owned by Leon McNiece, the founder of Goodlife Health Clubs, and his wife Michelle, has been listed with Place Bulimba agent Sarah Hackett.Located at 10 Aaron Avenue, it went under the hammer on Wednesday night but was passed in and negotiations are continuing. 10 AARON AVENUE HAWTHORNEAaron Street is a magnet for the well-heeled, with mining magnate Gina Rinehart the owner of $18.5 million worth of house and land just down the road, and finance wizard Noel Whittaker and his wife Geraldine also holding prime real estate. Properties are also owned by a property developer, a lawyer and business identities. Mining magnate Gina Rinehart has a swish pad down the road And so does finance guru Noel WhittakerAs for 10 Aaron Ave, the property has views of the Brisbane River, an open floor plan, soaring ceilings, and a new kitchen.The upper level is home to three of the four bedrooms, including the master retreat with its own private balcony, an ensuite and oversized his and hers walk-in wardrobes.It is listed with Sarah Hackett of Place Bulimba. 10 AARON AVENUE HAWTHORNE ***
101 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters, is the only home with the sanction to land a helicopter on the Gold Coast.As COVID-19 restrictions start to ease, many people will be returning to offices and the now quiet roads will once again be teeming with commuters. The lucky owners of 101 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters, however, have the means to escape the M1 rat run. How? With their own private helicopter and floating helipad. The private helipad at 101 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters.The waterfront home on the Gold Coast was a hotly anticipated property when it was being built several years ago. For years neighbours watched it evolve, rising from a block of vacant land, to become one of the most extravagant homes on the canal. The property attracted attention, not least for a 105mm Howitzer that sits on its balcony, protecting its river views from unsuspecting visitors, but also for its helipad, which made it the only riverfront home on the Gold Coast from which you can fly directly in and out of. The property, called Tulsa, named after the owner’s friend’s farm in Victoria, sits on 1129 sqm and has 30m of water frontage, six bathrooms, seven car spaces, a powered workshop, grand formal bar room. It also has a home theatre with a 140-inch screen plus an office and library. A nine-person lift services each of the floors of the three-storey mansion. The property is 30 minutes from Coolangatta Airport and an hour from Brisbane Airport (by car) and is a stroll to Main Beach and the village atmosphere of Tedder Ave.It is on the market for $12.75 million through Tolemy Stevens of Harcourts Coastal, Broadbeach. Feel like a Hollywood movie star when you fly in to this property at 652 London Rd, Chandler.House-hunters in Brisbane have the chance to snap up a property with its own helipad at 652 London Road, Chandler. The palatial private acreage estate in one of Brisbane’s most exclusive residential pockets is just 18 minutes to domestic and international airports. The 1.01ha Georgian-inspired property has looks that wouldn’t be out of place on a classic romantic film set. The stately 901sqm seven-bedroom, six-bathroom mansion, is filled with chandeliers and exquisite finishes, including marble staircases, Spanish Crema Marfil marble flooring and rendered concrete. There is a large lounge and formal dining space with wrought-iron banisters.Outside you can land your helicopter in the landscaped gardens, which follow a sweeping private driveway down to the road.The property is open for inspections through Joseph Lordi of McGrath ahead of its auction date, which is yet to be set.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours ago 82 Santacatterina Road, Port Douglas, is at the foot of the Daintree and has its own helipad.If you want to escape isolation and fancy a trip further north, you could land your helicopter at 82 Santacatterina Road, Port Douglas. The estate at the base of the surrounding Daintree sits in five acres of natural rainforest with a creek, a helipad and driveways for landing helicopters, stables, and a tennis court. Inside, the main house is just as grand. As you enter you are met by an internal waterfall and floor to ceiling louvred glass windows overlooking the pool and gardens.Four master bedrooms in the main residence all have ensuites, with a further two bedrooms and bathrooms in a separate area making up the sleeping quarters.The property is on the market for $3.45 million through Barbara Wolveridge of Sotheby’s Queensland..
Oil company Aker BP has received consent from the Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) to use the Maersk Invincible jack-up rig for plugging wells at the Valhall field in the North Sea.The offshore safety watchdog said on Monday that the consent applies to the use of Maersk Invincible for permanent plugging of wells drilled from the drilling platform at the field.The Valhall field has been developed using six fixed steel-jacketed platforms with bridge connections. The field has been producing since 1982.Production from Valhall DP is scheduled to end in the next few years. Three of the wells are still in production, while 18 have been shut down. Of these, 13 have been permanently plugged and abandoned, and Maersk Invincible will be used for plugging the other five.Maersk Invincible is a jack-up drilling rig owned by Maersk Drilling, Denmark. It was delivered by the Daewoo yard in South Korea in 2016, is classified by DNV GL and registered in Singapore.Maersk Invincible received an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) from the PSA in April 2017.
Forland Subsea said it has changed the flag and renamed its light construction/inspection, maintenance & repair vessel.The vessel, previously known as Lewek Inspector, has been renamed to Forland Inspector and will now be sailing under the Cyprus flag.The vessel owner changed the flag from Malta on July 27, 2017.Forland Inspector was built in 2013 and delivered to Forland Shipping in November same year. The 110 meters long vessel was from newbuilt to Q1 2017 under contract with EMAS Chiyoda Subsea. It is curently operating on short-term contracts.Subsea World News Staff
Wood Group and Exceedence plan to present a new software platform for combined financial and engineering modelling of wave energy systems next week.The software platform that combines Wood Group’s Flexcom Wave and ExceedenceFINANCE was designed to inform developers and funders of key performance metrics, such as levelized cost of energy (LCOE), throughout all stages of a project life-cycle, according to Exceedence.The platform, supported by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), is expected to guide de-risking of projects and improve investor confidence, thereby reducing barriers to the development of wave energy systems.The new software product will be unveiled during the European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC) 2017, which will be held at the University College Cork next week.Exceedence, a spin-out company from the University College Cork, was set up to catalyze commercialization and investment in marine renewable energy industry by providing the gold standard financial evaluation for the sector.Wood Group is a multinational energy services company operating across broad range of sectors, including renewable energy. Exceedence Finance & Flexcom Wave (Image: Exceedence)
Marine geophysical firm Polarcus has entered into a contract for the acquisition of a broadband 3D marine seismic project in Australia.Polarcus said on Thursday that the project was due to begin in the first quarter of 2018 and would run for approximately one month.The new contract follows the two contracts the company announced at the end of October.Namely, Polarcus in October said it had received two deals for seismic work from unnamed clients. More precisely, Polarcus received a pre-fund multi-client XArray 3D seismic acquisition project in the Middle East and a broadband 3D marine seismic project in South America.Offshore Energy Today Staff
Image source: NMDCNational Marine Dredging Company (NMDC) from Abu Dhabi has signed an agreement with Canal Harbor and Great Projects Company (CHP), a subsidiary of the Suez Canal Authority, to become shareholders in a newly incorporated Egyptian company, named The Challenge – Egyptian Emirates Marine Dredging Company.Under the agreement, the scope of operations for the NMDC-CHP joint venture will be the execution of dredging, marine and civil engineering projects in the Arab Republic of Egypt.The contract was signed on Saturday, November 18, by Mohab Mamish, the chairman of the Suez Canal Authority and Yasser Zaghloul, NMDC CEO, in the presence of Wael Al Sayed Mohammed Gad, ambassador of Egypt to the UAE, Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi, the chairman of NMDC, and a number of board members of both parties.The two parties agreed to appoint Yasser Zaghloul as the chairman of The Challenge. NMDC will own 49%, while 51% of the EEMDC shares is being held by CHP.At the signing ceremony, Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi said that this partnership is just one of the results of the continuous cooperation between Egypt and the United Arab Emirates.This agreement will support the economic development initiatives and will represent a model for the exchange of experiences and knowledge between two parties in achieving mutual benefits, concluded Yasser Zaghloul.
Protean has completed the term sheet agreement for the sale of the Protean Wave Energy Converter technology assets (WEC Assets) to Australian company PEARL Clean Energy (PEARL).As announced in the binding agreement earlier this year, the key terms include PEARL spending a minimum of $700,000 on the WEC Assets within the first 5 years from signing the agreement and paying a 1.5% royalty on all future revenue generated from the WEC Assets during the first ten years from signing the agreement.Protean will also incur no further costs associated with the WEC Assets.Protean’s decision to divest its interest in the WEC Assets is said to be a result of the previously advised strategic review of assets undertaken by the company. The decision is consistent with the company’s focus on developing its Daejon vanadium project in Korea whilst concurrently working to commercialize the V-KOR vanadium redox flow battery technology.