The kitchen overlooks the dining space and out to sea. A vista you have to ‘sea’ to believe. The wraparound terrace faces east.The subpenthouse of Soul in Surfers Paradise features dazzling views, which is no surprise given it is on the 64th floor of a supertower that hits 246m at its spire, a height second only to Q1.“It’s certainly up there,” said Jordan Williams, managing director of Kollosche Prestige Agents. You wouldn’t want to be scared of heights.It had been holiday let for the past 18 months, with current booking data showing the subpenthouse could be reserved for about $12,000 a week. Occupants can live a “life of perpetual luxury” in the four-bedroom, three-bathroom sky-home residence. What the bathroom lacks in views, it makes up for in luxury.The 409sq m apartment shares the 64th floor with another subpenthouse, also on the market.That three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 323sq m residence has been listed for sale for $5.95 million for reportedly over a year. Jordan Williams of Kollosche Prestige Agents in one of the “highest” sub-penthouses for sale at Surfers Paradise. Picture Mike BatterhamTOWERING over other tall buildings, so far up sunbakers are reduced to minuscule scale, lines of surf appear to roll in slow motion and the city buzz is muted by whistling wind. One of the Gold Coast’s loftiest apartments has just hit the market with a sky-high price tag of almost $5 million. A birds-eye view of the Glitter Strip.The northeast facing property had been listed “softly’’ on the market just before Christmas to coincide with the pre-Commonwealth Games buzz.“We believe it will sell in the first quarter of next year based on forecasts,” Mr Williams said. Sleep above the city.Views from the city to the Pacific Ocean are visible from almost every room, while an expansive wraparound terrace with glass panels offers a dizzying vantage point. The master suite features a panoramic vista of the Hinterland, city and ocean. Marble accents in the master ensuite complement newly revamped limestone flooring in the main spaces and Caesarstone benches in the galley-style kitchen. The ‘sky-home’ features open plan living.Such properties do not often hit the market and the sale was a regrettable and tragic one, he said. The owner, a Malaysian businesswoman, had not returned to the luxury apartment since the death of her husband.“The couple bought the property in 2012 post-GFC as a holiday home,” Mr Williams said. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa21 hours agoImagine waking up to this! Panoramic views from the master suite.They had paid $6 million for it — a price that has been slashed to $4.95 million.“She’s very motivated, she understands the apartment market hasn’t bounced back as well as houses after the GFC,” Mr Williams said. “It’s a very regrettable sale but she feels she can put the money to better use, reinvesting back into the local market in commercial.”
–president hails support from young athletesBy Clifton RossTitans Table Tennis Club has ventured into the academic stream following the pandemic which has robbed athletes of their playing time.Club president, Dwain Dick, told Chronicle Sport that the club has ventured into the line of providing academic support for youths as well as their young table-tennis players.Dubbed the ‘Titans Virtual Learning Academy’, the virtual online sessions offer classes in human and social biology, Mathematics, English, EDPM, Physics, and Information Technology, among other subjects, with prices ranging from GY$4,000-$10,000 monthly.There will also be Grades 6, 7-11 and evening classes for adults who might be interested in writing CSEC. Since Covid-19 unleashed its havoc a few months ago, table tennis has been dormant due to the respecting of the social distancing and quarantine guidelines.The club president said that due to the state of things, it was important to ensure that while players were away from live action as well as schools, which remain closed, they maintained that balance of academics, which usually goes hand-in-hand with sports.According to Dick, this new format will allow athletes along with those within the general public, to keep that necessary balance needed to perform at a high mental level during these tough times.Also, with a number of the club’s junior national athletes being heavily involved in their academic lives, Dick believes that it strengthens their approach to table tennis, which calls for exceptional concentration, mental prowess and reflexes.By making use of the time away from schools or even regular gatherings at classes, the young athletes can remain fixed in a positive environment amidst the toughest of recent times, which have afflicted sportsmen and women globally.Dick also advocated for the local associations to keep working closely with their athletes during this time of distancing and solitude.He was also strong on associations keeping track of players workout regimes, eating habits and dedication to working on whatever they can with regard to their skillset during lockdown, as to ensure that they are well-prepared to re-enter a normal sport environment.The club’s head further maintained that his players were keeping in good playing shape by their own personal means, adding that he’s eager to get back out there with his tennis players and Guyana’s next crop of top stars.