Gold Coast home of former Queensland politician sells for $3 million

first_img2227-2228 Arnold Palmer Drive, Sanctuary Cove.THE Gold Coast home of a former Queensland politician has changed hands in a multimillion-dollar deal.A local buyer splashed $3 million on the Sanctuary Cove mansion, which was built almost a decade ago by the late Ivan Gibbs and his wife Doris.Mr Gibbs, who died in 2011 aged 83, was a cabinet minister for 10 years and a National Party MP in the Queensland parliament from 1974 to 1989.He represented the Gold Coast seat of Albert, which for many years was one of Australia’s fastest-growing areas. 2227-2228 Arnold Palmer Drive, Sanctuary Cove. 2227-2228 Arnold Palmer Drive, Sanctuary Cove.Kollosche Prestige Agents managing director Jordan Williams handled the sale of the Arnold Palmer Drive property.He said the buyer was an architect and had plans to “spruce” the four-bedroom, five-bathroom home up.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa15 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“I think they’re going to do a pretty impressive renovation on it,” Mr Williams said.“I’m excited to see the end product when they’ve done.” IS THIS ONE OF THE COAST’S QUICKEST SALES? ONE IN FOUR HOMEOWNERS WOULD FAIL NEW MORTGAGE TESTS The single-level house is 843sq m and on a 2484sq m double block.Mr Williams said its size was the selling point for the buyers.“Normally you have 100sq homes (about 929.03sq m) over three to four levels,” he said.The property had been listed under another agency several times between April last year and February this year before Mr Williams took over the marketing. 2227-2228 Arnold Palmer Drive, Sanctuary Cove. 2227-2228 Arnold Palmer Drive, Sanctuary Cove.center_img 2227-2228 Arnold Palmer Drive, Sanctuary Cove. 2227-2228 Arnold Palmer Drive, Sanctuary Cove. 2227-2228 Arnold Palmer Drive, Sanctuary Cove.“I only had it on the market for a couple of months,” he said.“Both parties are over the moon.”Mr and Mrs Gibbs’ son, Andrew, told The Bulletin in May that while the home held a special place in the family, it was much too big for his mother.He said they built it with entertaining in mind.“They’ve always had a lot of people around for dinner so it was always about that,” Mr Gibbs said.It was also important for his father to have a large study.“He spent a lot of time in the office and on the phone – he was involved in lots of charities too,” Mr Gibbs said.last_img read more

Student tickets for Final Four sell out

first_img Published on April 2, 2013 at 11:15 pm Contact Jacob: | @Jacob_Klinger_ Facebook Twitter Google+ All of Syracuse University’s allotted Final Four tickets have sold out, according to a Tuesday SU Athletics news release.Special packages including a hotel stay and tickets remain available through, according to the release.The student allotment of 700 tickets sold out Monday. Tickets were sold to student season-ticket-holders Monday starting at 10 a.m. At 4:30 p.m. the sale was opened to all full-time Syracuse students. The student allotment sold out 30 minutes later, Otto’s Army President Ben Glidden said.Student tickets cost $40 and cover a ticket for the national semifinal against Michigan on Saturday night and the championship game Monday night, if SU advances.For the semifinals Saturday, SU students will be assigned a floor seat behind Sour Sitrus Society for the Orange’s game against Michigan — tipoff is scheduled for 8:49 p.m. Students will also have access to optional seating in the Georgia World Congress Center Staging area of the Georgia Dome for the Louisville-Wichita State semifinal, set to tip off at 6:09 p.m.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAttendees will pick up their tickets in Atlanta. Students must have an SU or State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry ID that matches the name on the credit card used to purchase the tickets.Otto’s Army held a meeting Tuesday night at 9 p.m. in Maxwell Auditorium to confirm travel and hospitality plans. Commentslast_img read more