31 Pacific Heights Court, Coolum Beach, is for sale.Towering above its neighbours on the highest point of Coolum Beach, there’s nothing humble about this home.Standing 12.5 metres from ground level, 31 Pacific Heights Court is big enough and bold enough to deserve its own postcode.“It stands out like a fly in milk, but in a good way,” admits Joseph Lordi of Sotheby’s Queensland, who is offering the property for sale via expressions of interest.“It is the biggest home in the suburb and, I’ll be honest, it’s the best home in the suburb.”And it’s hard to argue with him.This property takes luxury beachside living to another level by blurring the lines between inside and out.31 Pacific Heights Court, Coolum Beach, is for sale.Its minimalist design allows the living space and breathtaking natural landscape to merge seamlessly.The house has been a labour of love for Sunshine Coast businessman Phil King, who bought the 810 sq m block in 1997 after searching the length of the coast from Noosa to Caloundra for the perfect patch.GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS STRAIGHT TO YOUR INBOXMr King designed it himself, confessing “I don’t like architects”, and managed to secure council approval for the four level structure before building restrictions were introduced.It means a house of its kind can never be replicated in Coolum Beach.If it achieves the asking price of $7.9 million, it will nearly quadruple the current sale record in Coolum Beach.31 Pacific Heights Court, Coolum Beach, is for sale.The house took five years to build, but it was worth the wait and the controversy.From the street, the home really is a sight to behold.As you approach, the imposing, crisp white structure — made from 700 cubic square metres of concrete — is almost blinding against a backdrop of blue sky.Step inside the front doors, over the European tiles and into the main living area on the third level and the view nearly knocks you over.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours ago31 Pacific Heights Court, Coolum Beach, is for sale.Open the bi-fold doors out onto the expansive terrace and breathe in the fresh, ocean air.Feel on top of the world as you take a dip in the infinity-edged pool, which appears to hang unsuspended above the spectacular view.31 Pacific Heights Court, Coolum Beach, is for sale.Then relax with a beverage in the formal lounge, complete with wet bar.On this level there is also an open-plan kitchen and dining area, including a retro-style breakfast booth, a freestanding quartz stone prep bench and a huge walk-in pantry.31 Pacific Heights Court, Coolum Beach, is for sale.There are two guest bedrooms, an office, bathroom and separate powder room, plus a home theatre.Scale the stairs or catch a ride to the top floor in the home’s internal lift.All four bedrooms on the fourth level open on to another, even bigger terrace, including the master which has a spa and dressing room.31 Pacific Heights Court, Coolum Beach, is for sale.Some two hundred panes of glass were used for the windows and balustrades, providing unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean and the Glasshouse Mountains from every room — even the garage.That can be found on the second level.Made with the ultimate motoring enthusiast in mind, it was built for 12 cars, but could easily accommodate 20.31 Pacific Heights Court, Coolum Beach, is for sale.Head downstairs to ground level and have a play in the rumpus room and gymnasium.And once you tire of all this, why not retreat to the handsome, timber-finished wine cellar and cosy up with a glass of red.31 Pacific Heights Court, Coolum Beach, is for sale.
Radio NZ News 30 May 2015The Ministry of Education yesterday released a new version of its sexuality education guide, updated for the first time in more than a decade.It said the changes would help encourage problem-solving and decision-making for students in relation to sexual activity, as well as assertiveness skills and the ability to identify pressure from others.Post Primary Teachers Association president Angela Roberts said the new guidelines bring sex education into the social-media-dominant era.“They reflect the skills, the understanding and knowledge our kids need to be able to be healthy citizens as they grow up,” she said.“We have some really vulnerable children in our schools and these guidelines will help us to support them.”Sexual Abuse Prevention Network coordinator Fiona McNamara said education in schools was key in stopping abuse among young people.“Yes, there is increased attention towards sexual violence but education is one of the best ways to address these issues.”Lobby group Family First said the guidelines were extreme and that resources should be targeted at parents to help them educate their own children.http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/274992/teachers-back-new-sex-education-guidelines read more
An extra point ended up being the difference. All-American Aaron Donald broke free and stuck his hand up. He blocked the kick and kept SU’s lead at just 6-0 three minutes into the game. And that deflected extra point, coupled with a 41-yard missed field goal by Ryan Norton in the fourth, kept Syracuse (5-6, 3-4 Atlantic Coast) from becoming bowl eligible. The Orange lost to Pittsburgh (5-6, 3-4) 17-16 at the Carrier Dome on Saturday afternoon. When Norton made a field goal that would have tied the score at 10 had the extra point been converted, Syracuse trailed by one. Terrel Hunt’s beautiful touchdown pass to Alvin Cornelius didn’t bump the lead to a full touchdown margin. It put Syracuse up six.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThen Pittsburgh took the lead on a touchdown run by Isaac Bennett and a good extra point after by Panthers kicker Chris Blewitt.After a 5-yard pass to Ashton Broyld put Syracuse into field goal range, Norton had another chance — this one to give SU the lead. But Norton missed the 41-yarder wide right and Syracuse lost by the point it failed to score all the way back in the game’s first three minutes.“We all make mistakes,” Syracuse linebacker Lewellyn Coker said. “We’re all human. He wasn’t able to execute, but it shouldn’t have been that that determined if we win or not.” Comments Published on November 23, 2013 at 8:37 pm Contact Trevor: [email protected] | @TrevorHass Facebook Twitter Google+ read more