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  • This home comes with just about everything, including a disco room and a $30m price tag

    first_imgThe home under construction.The 4000sq m home is on a 3070sq m waterfront block at 7-13 King Arthurs Court, Sovereign Islands.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North1 hour agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Once the designs were done it took three years to build.It has seven bedrooms, each with an ensuite, staff quarters, an indoor-outdoor pool, tennis court, and a 14-car basement garage. 7-13 King Arthur Drive, Sovereign Islands.“You need a whole suite of consultants for a big house like this. It’s like designing a small hotel or mini resort – there’s a lot of technical expertise you need to ensure you achieve the desired outcome,” Mr Lea said. Inside the finished product.There is a lift in the house which also has a spa, Turkish steam and massage rooms. There are cold rooms and a secondary catering kitchen in the basement for functions.There is also a “disco room’’ with an illuminated dance floor. 7-13 King Arthur Drive, Sovereign Islands.IT cost $13 million to build, covers four waterfront blocks and is described as a “mini resort” and it could be yours if you have more than $30 million to spare.The home, known as Chateau de Reves on Sovereign Island on the Gold Coast, is 20 years old now, but has stood the test of time.Architect John Lea said it took more than a year to design the house. 7-13 King Arthur Drive, Sovereign Islands.The three-storey home has views along the Broadwater to Surfers Paradise.The massive project involved structural, electrical, mechanical and hydraulic engineers, landscape architects, and interior and lighting designers. 7-13 King Arthur Drive, Sovereign Islands.Mr Lea said he was allowed free rein with the design concept for the fan-shaped block of land, although one criteria was that it have a nautical theme.“Based on the client’s close association with prestige European Superyachts, hence the organic curved form which also relates to the shape of the land and the desire to capitalise on the sites positive attributes.” 7-13 King Arthur Drive, Sovereign Islands.The home is listed through Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty. 7-13 King Arthur Drive, Sovereign Islands. A model of the home before the building was started.He said designing such a property was “incredible’’, as the client wanted something that was cutting edge design and in line with what he had seen during his extensive overseas travels.The home is owned by German super yacht builder Klaus Lilischkies and his wife Leigh, who listed it for sale a few months ago.last_img read more

  • Lakers’ Nick Young stays positive and in conditioning drills despite injured thumb

    first_imgThe smile still stayed wide and the laugh still remained loud despite Lakers forward Nick Young learning he could be sidelined six to eight weeks after tearing a ligament in his right thumb.Young called the bandage that supports his right thumb his “bowling glove.” Young chuckled at Jeremy Lin recently dismissing why the general public calls him “Swaggy P,” countering he calls him “Swaggy Lin” and plans to make a sequel to the movie, “Rush Hour.”Two days before he will have surgery to treat his thumb, Young also discovered at Saturday’s practice that something else had not changed.Lakers coach Byron Scott still demanded that Young participate in competing and defensive drills. “When you hurt your hand, your feet are still OK and your legs are OK,” Scott said. “He can still do all the stuff we can do conditioning-wise.”Young sure could use some more defensive lessons. Young reported his injury stemmed from reaching for the ball against Kobe Bryant, resulting in Young ramming his thumb into Bryant’s elbow.“He was telling me slide my feet,” Young recalled Scott telling him. “Don’t reach in. That’s what happens when you reach in.”Bryant’s theory for the injury? “My body is made of steel,” Young recalled Bryant saying. Bryant also supported Scott’s stern approach.“It says Byron don’t play that,” Bryant said. “You are able to run and do defensive slides and things that you can do from a conditioning level, so you don’t lose that.” New roleThe players who could help fill Young’s absence include Bryant, Wesley Johnson, Jordan Clarkson and Wayne Ellington. Scott had already penciled Johnson to start at small forward.“I expect a lot from Wesley Johnson. He’s been looking great in training camp, running up and down the floor, defending,” Scott said. “He can become one of the best in the league.”Johnson averaged 9.1 points last season, but struggled with his consistency. “I don’t think I got a fair shot,” said Johnson, who often defended bulky power forwards. “You were playing everywhere.”Bryant believes Johnson “will flourish,” arguing Scott puts heavier emphasis on defense than former Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni.“The biggest thing with him is to make sure he feels comfortable,” Scott said. “He’s a hell of a talent. He just has to continue to go out there with that type of confidence.”Injury updateScott held out hope Lakers forward Ryan Kelly could begin practice Thursday after sitting out the past week because of a strained left hamstring. Scott said he is more uncertain about Xavier Henry’s return after he reamined sidelined because of back spasms.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more