This Townsville home boasts views aplenty and many high-class extras

first_img143 Goicoechea Drive, Bushland BeachStarting on the ground floor you will find an independent apartment with spacious studio bedroom, two-way bathroom and separate kitchen including provision for a laundry, ample storage cabinetry and preparation space. The apartment opens on to a neat paved area, perfect for a quiet afternoon wine with views over the ocean. “One of the home’s main standout features, also on the lower level, is an outrageously large, 78 sq m warehouse, separate to the roomy four-car garage,” says listing agent Allison Gough.“This space would be ideal for someone with a large reef boat, caravan or extra-large work vehicles.” 143 Goicoechea Drive, Bushland BeachOn to the top floor, it is here that you will find the main living and entertaining spaces as well as magnificent 360-degree views of Townsville’s Hervey Range to the west, Cape Pallarenda and Magnetic Island to the east and ocean views to Hinchinbrook Island on fresh clear days. “The grand luxuriousness of this level can only be truly appreciated in person from the exposed hardwood timber features in the vaulted ceiling in the family living, to the substantial dining room, home to a complementing Redgum 10-seater entertainer’s dining table and the expansive but inclusive, outdoor patio space,” Ms Gough said. 143 Goicoechea Drive, Bushland Beach“The outdoor breathtaking deck with sparkling stainless steel kitchen with wet area, five-burner cook top, oven and rotisserie, pizza oven and in-built fridge recess ensures that entertaining is a simple yet delightful experience for hosts as well as associates, friends and relatives. “This is Tropical North Queensland living at its best.” 143 Goicoechea Drive, Bushland BeachMore 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 2020Climb, or take the centrally located lift, up to the first floor where you will find three substantial bedrooms, all of which include outstanding ocean views, massive wardrobe accommodation and split system airconditioning. There are two uncomplicated chic bathrooms on this level, individually styled, airy and designed for easy care.This level also includes an open study or activity room which separates the master bedroom from the additional bedrooms and adjoins the theatre room. center_img 143 Goicoechea Drive, Bushland BeachA GLORIOUS mansion by the beach, this Bushland Beach home boasts views aplenty and impressive high-class extras.Spanning three levels of luxury, the four-bedroom, three-bathroom home is at the end of a no-through road at the top of a hill, ensuring peaceful privacy and spectacular views.The stunning home was designed by architect David Hopmeier to provide an abundance of liveable space all within three levels. 143 Goicoechea Drive, Bushland BeachThere is an ocean-facing balcony with access from the activity room and the master suite. Provisions have been made to accommodate wine or tea and coffee lovers with a kitchenette facility located within the activity room.The main laundry is located on this floor with great storage options, internal clothes line and folding bench.last_img read more

Mark Hughes happy to see Stoke in contention at the right end of Premier League

first_img Hughes’ side face league leaders Arsenal at the Britannia Stadium on Sunday currently occupying seventh spot and they are only four points off Tottenham, who sit in the final qualifying berth for a place in next year’s Champions League. With Leicester, West Ham and Crystal Palace all also in touching distance of one of those four spots, England could be represented by a surprise team in Europe’s premier competition next season. Press Association The unpredictable nature of this year’s Barclays Premier League means Mark Hughes is adjusting Stoke’s targets this season, with a top-four finish now not out of the question. “The squad is strong, we’ve proved over the last couple of years that the depth that we have should be able to maintain us. It certainly did last year and it’s looking like it will again this year. “If we’re going to improve then we need to get those players that can make a difference. It’s key players who can make a difference, those are the ones we’re looking for.” Switzerland international Shaqiri will not face Arsene Wenger’s Gunners after suffering a hamstring injury while Geoff Cameron is highly unlikely to return because of an ankle problem. And while such a feat seemed improbable before the start of the campaign, Hughes is beginning to think a historic season might be possible for Stoke. “It wasn’t what we were aiming for at the beginning of the season but, as the season progresses and the league takes shape, your realistic targets change,” the Welshman said when asked if a top-four finish was achievable. “It’s fair to say we’ve changed our targets in terms of what we think we can achieve this year. I’m not necessarily saying we’re going for the Champions League at all, but you never know? It’s one of those seasons. We could get to a point in March, April where we’re very much in the mix and we’ll have a go. “For our part, we’re really pleased where we find ourselves at the moment, it’s higher than we anticipated before the beginning of the season. “At the end of the season we hope we can look back and pat ourselves on the back by virtue of the fact we’ve beaten our previous total over the last two seasons. If we do that, it’s fair to say we’re progressing.” The Potters are yet to wade into the January transfer window and Hughes is happy with the strength of a squad that is still competing in both the FA Cup and Capital One Cup. That is why if he does make an acquisition to bolster a Champions League charge this month, it will likely be a marquee name to rival the likes of previous recruits Bojan Krkic and Xherdan Shaqiri. “I think it’s fair to say that,” Hughes noted. last_img read more

Dodgers’ Ross Stripling gets the call, added to National League All-Star team

first_imgIt didn’t happen for Muncy. He finished third in the Final Vote contest behind Jesus Aguilar of the Brewers and Brandon Belt of the Giants.Muncy will, however, be in Washington to compete in the Home Run Derby on Monday. The field for the Derby was announced Wednesday and it includes only one American League player (Alex Bregman of the Astros).Muncy will be matched up against Cubs infielder Javier Baez in the first round.MORE RELIEFA week after acquiring right-hander Dylan Floro in a trade with the Cincinnati Reds, the Dodgers added another option to their bullpen, claiming left-hander Zac Rosscup on waivers from the Colorado Rockies. Rosscup is expected to join the Dodgers this weekend and be added to the roster.Originally drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays under Andrew Friedman, the 30-year-old Rosscup has made 71 big-league appearances over parts of four seasons with the Chicago Cubs and Rockies with a 5.30 ERA but 67 strikeouts in 54-1/3 innings. Left-handed batters are 12 for 88 (.136) with 36 strikeouts against Rosscup in the big leagues.“He’s another guy who kind of has a sneaky heater,” Dodgers GM Farhan Zaidi said. “He’s got some funk (in his delivery). He’s got a shorter arm stroke and a little bit of a three-quarters slot, which is tough for lefties to pick up. He’s 92-94 (mph). He’s got a good cutter-slider in the high 80s. He throws a split as well in the mid-80s. So he’s got some different weapons plus he’s got some velocity and some deception in his delivery. He’s always missed bats in the minor leagues.“With Tony hurt and (Edward) Paredes just going down, we were sort of looking for a bit of a flyer to take on a guy from the left side. That’s an area where we feel we can improve our depth and options.”Paredes was sent down to Triple-A on Tuesday to clear a roster spot for Kenta Maeda to return from the paternity list then was designated for assignment Wednesday to clear a 40-man roster spot for Rosscup.Roscup missed the first two months of the season with a wart that had to be removed from the middle finger of his pitching hand. In 10 appearances for Triple-A Albuquerque after starting his season in mid-June, Rosscup had a 1.08 ERA and nine strikeouts in 8-1/3 innings.ALSOLeft-hander Julio Urias took another significant step forward in his recovery from major shoulder surgery more than a year ago. Urias began throwing to hitters in live batting practice sessions as part of his workouts at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Ariz. “I heard it went really well,” Roberts said, adding that Urias’ velocity was 88 to 92 mph during the session.At some point, Urias will begin pitching in minor-league games but Roberts said that date has not been determined yet. “That’s obviously the next progression,” Roberts said. “But I don’t know when it’s going to happen.”UP NEXTDodgers (RHP Ross Stripling, 7-2, 2.22 ERA) at Padres (RHP Tyson Ross, 5-7, 4.41 ERA), Thursday, 7:10 p.m., SportsNet LA (where available) Related Articles Dodgers’ hot-hitting Corey Seager leaves game with back injury SAN DIEGO — Reporters (not to mention family and friends) had been asking Ross Stripling for a couple weeks about the possibility of the Dodgers right-hander being selected for the All-Star Game.He answered all the questions politely and diplomatically. But it wasn’t until the last few days that he started to let himself really think about it.“I didn’t know how much I wanted it until I saw (Max) Muncy filling out the stuff for the Final Vote,” Stripling said. “They said rosters came out today and I didn’t make it. I’m looking at Instagram and I’m seeing the pitchers and I’m kind of bummed. Disappointed is not the right word, because I feel like I did fine. But I wanted it. Muncy’s over there filling it out and I’m like, ‘I want to be there.’“The last couple days is when it really sunk in that I wanted to be there and feeling like I earned it, I guess.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Whicker: Dustin May yet another example of the Dodgers’ eye for pitching center_img Dodgers’ Justin Turner looking rejuvenated on defense Dodgers’ Dave Roberts says baseball’s unwritten rules ‘have changed, should change’ Dodgers bench slumping Cody Bellinger for a day Stripling earned it by going 7-2 with a 2.22 ERA (second in the National League to the Mets’ Jacob deGrom), 1.07 WHIP (sixth) and the best strikeout-to-walk ratio in the NL (7.92). Dodgers manager Dave Roberts gave Stripling the news Wednesday afternoon that he had been selected as a replacement for Cardinals right-hander Miles Mikolas who is scheduled to pitch Sunday.“That was pretty wild. … When Dave said, ‘Strip, you made the All-Star Game’ it almost feels like when I showed up for my debut again. You kind of go numb and you’re excited,” Stripling said.Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.“Over the last couple weeks, you start hearing things about it and it’s all over the TV with the vote and everything. Then you start seeing Mikolas and (Patrick) Corbin and (Jon) Lester are going to start over the weekend so you know they might need other arms. You start thinking, ‘That could be me.’ I had no idea when to expect it. It happened today.”last_img read more