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Palm Cove real estate: Amphora St development increases

first_imgVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:43Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:43 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), 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 Rate1xFullscreenThe Block 2019: Tess and Luke win big taking home $730,00000:43SET back from the beach, there is a street in Palm Cove which is a hive of activity.Home to a tourist unit complex, day spa and stand-alone houses, Amphora St is set to change in coming years.But with upscale apartment complex Luxe on Amphora, the tone of the street is already undergoing a metamorphosis.Thomas Baldwin agent Morganne Baldwin said there was “a lot of interest at the moment from developers”.With colleague Carol Thomas, the pair sold 17 Amphora St in five days and neighbouring number 19 before it was even listed.“Both these blocks sold extremely quickly – both to small-scale developers,” Ms Baldwin said. Well-established Cairns real estate agents Carol Thomas and Morganne Baldwin have joined forces to launch a ground-breaking new agency called Thomas Baldwin Boutique Real Estate.“There is also a new apartment block being developed on the corner of Williams Esplanade and Harpa St. We teamed up with Belle Property to sell their penthouse to a long-term client of ours. “The changes are a great dose of buyer confidence for the Cairns beaches and Cairns in general.“Amphora St was rezoned recently to encourage development and since the announcements of Shara and Luxe, people are feeling confident about putting their money into the beachside location.”An approved development application is in place over both 17 and 19 Amphora St to build up to 16 three-bedroom residential units. More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days agoThe Shara development at 71 Williams Esp represents the first off plan sales in Palm Cove for over a decade and construction is set to commence in late 2019.Number 17 sold for $560,000 and number 19 for $565,000. Both are three-bedroom homes and number 17 was on the market for the first time in almost 30 years.Designed by Nathan Verri, the Luxe on Amphora villas will be finished next year and come with no body corporate burden. Designed over two levels, each villa has four bedrooms, five bathrooms, two kitchens and their own private swimming pool.Shara is the first off-the-plan apartment sales at Palm Cove for more than a decade and will be home to six high-quality, penthouse-style apartments set within a contemporary complex.Developer Bob Simkin said the apartments provided an “almost unrepeatable opportunity on the iconic esplanade” and more than 50 per cent of the stock had already been sold.There is also the continual development of Argentea bringing developers and buyers into the suburb.last_img read more

Tridents notch first win after Lamichhane, Walsh hurt Patriots

first_imgBASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) – Barbados Tridents crippled St Kitts and Nevis Patriots with spin, bringing them back down to earth with a 18-run defeat, to claim their first win of the Caribbean Premier League here Wednesday night.Playing at Warner Park just 24 hours after producing the highest-ever successful run chase in franchise cricket, the jaded Patriots found Tridents’ target of 187 too much to overcome, and subsided to 168 for nine off their 20 overs.Englishman Laurie Evans stroked 64 off 41 deliveries but no other Patriots top-order batsman passed 13 as leg-spinners Sandeep Lamichhane (3-22) and Hayden Walsh (2-33) scythed through the innings.Fast-bowling captain Jason Holder supported well with two for 37, claiming the wickets of in-form openers Devon Thomas (1) and Evin Lewis (12) cheaply.Rookie left-hander Leniko Boucher had earlier top-scored with 62 off 47 balls as Tridents did well to get up to 186 for two off 20 overs after being sent in.Former West Indies opener Johnson Charles gave the innings early impetus with 52 off 43 deliveries while South African star JP Duminy provided the late flourish with an unbeaten 43 off just 18 balls.Englishman Alex Hales never quite got going and eventually edged seamer Rayad Emrit behind for 18 at 28 for one in the fifth over.The 21-year-old Boucher then arrived to anchor two key stands, first putting on 85 for the second wicket with Charles before adding a further 73 in an unbroken third-wicket partnership with Duminy.Boucher smashed four fours and three sixes while Charles, dropped on eight by Shamarh Brooks at point off Emrit in the fifth over, counted four fours and three sixes.Boucher also survived a chance on 15 in the ninth over to notch his maiden T20 fifty off 39 deliveries and after losing Charles to a catch in the deep, joined forces with Duminy, who hit a pair of fours and four sixes, to ensure Tridents gathered 79 runs from the last five overs.In reply, Patriots stumbled early when Holder removed Thomas to a catch at the wicket in the second over and then had Lewis skying to cover in the fourth over.Wobbling on 28 for two, Patriots were steadied by Evans who posted 36 for the third wicket with Jason Mohammed (12) and a further 33 for the fourth with Brooks (13).But Man-of-the-Match Lamichhane turned the game on its head when he removed both Evans and Brooks in the 13th over, and then trapped captain Carlos Brathwaite lbw for one in his next over.In-between, Walsh bowled the dangerous Fabian Allen without scoring, as Patriots capitulated losing six wickets for 22 runs.Dominic Drakes’ created some fireworks late on, belting three fours and sixes in a 14-ball unbeaten 34 but his effort was too little too late.last_img read more