Decked-out silo standout feature of Gold Coast Hinterland property

first_imgThe Tamborine Mountain property at 832 Main Western Rd has a silo that’s been converted into a four-storey hideaway.A DREAM cellar for the wine connoisseur or an enchanted castle where children can bring their imaginations to life.An old silo on one Gold Coast Hinterland property offers endless opportunities.On a 2.03ha Tamborine Mountain block, that was formerly part of a dairy farm, the concrete structure has been converted into a four-storey hideaway with power.While certainly a highlight, the modernised silo is not the only impressive feature of the property, which is on the market with a $1.325 million price tag. MORE NEWS: Imagine living in a house that starred in a TV show The residence is on a 2.03ha block. Walls of windows frame views of surrounding bushland.It includes a two-bedroom house, 1960s two-bedroom cottage and large shed that could be a workshop or carport.Professionals Serendipity Tamborine Mountain agent Diane Pihl, who is marketing the property with Mark Inwood, said it was a one-of-a-kind property.“What I love about the house is the feeling of freedom, you open up the entire (glass) wall and the outdoors and indoor become one,” she said.“The soaring ceilings in the living room add to this spacious experience (and) the land itself has a wonderful and serene feel.”She said they had already had two strong inquiries a few days after it hit the market. An old cottage also comes with the property.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa9 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago It’s perfect as a guesthouse.Glass bi-fold doors surround almost half the house, allowing a seamless flow between indoor and outdoor living when they are opened up.When the colder months roll around, the glass doors frame views of surrounding bushland while a large two-way slow combustion fireplace will keep the house cosy.The kitchen, which has marble benchtops, forms the centrepiece of the home and connects the main living areas.Next door, the refurbished self-contained cottage, which also has a slow combustion fireplace, offers the perfect granny flat or guest accommodation.The property also has a 95,000L water tank, bore and a variety of fruit tress, including lemon, lime, tamarillo, feijoa, grapefruit, orange and quince. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:20Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:20 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 Rate1xFullscreen6 Australian wow homes that have just sold01:20 MORE NEWS: Is this the Coast’s wackiest house?last_img read more

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NBA, Olympic coach Chuck Daly dies at 78

first_imgDETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons made plenty of enemies while winning titles and throwing blows two decades ago. Chuck Daly, though, was universally admired for his class and coaching acumen.“I never understood how a great man and nice guy coached the Bad Boys,” Charles Barkley said.Daly died Saturday morning at 78 in Jupiter, Fla., with his family by his side, the Pistons said. The team announced in March he was being treated for pancreatic cancer.The Hall of Fame coach led the Dream Team to the Olympic gold medal in 1992 after winning back-to-back NBA championships in Detroit.Daly was renowned for his ability to create harmony out of diverse personalities at all levels of the game, whether they were Ivy Leaguers at Pennsylvania, Dream Teamers Michael Jordan and Barkley, or Pistons as dissimilar as Dennis Rodman and Joe Dumars.“It’s a players’ league. They allow you to coach them or they don’t,” Daly once said. “Once they stop allowing you to coach, you’re on your way out.”Daly was voted one of the 10 greatest coaches of the NBA’s first half-century in 1996, two years after being inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. He was the first coach to win both NBA and Olympic titles.Daly had a career regular-season record of 638-437 in 13 NBA seasons. In 12 playoff appearances, his teams went 75-51. He left Detroit as the Pistons’ leader in regular-season and playoff victories.NBA commissioner David Stern said the “void left by his death will never be filled.”“Chuck did much more than coach basketball games,” he said in a statement. “He positively impacted everyone he met, both personally and professionally, and his love of people and the game of basketball helped develop the next generation of coaches.”Daly had a golden touch at the Barcelona Games with the likes of Magic Johnson, Larry Bird and Jordan, using a different lineup every game.“Chuck was a great leader,” Jordan said. “I only wish I could have played for him outside of the Dream Team.”Added Bird: “He handled that team and its talent as well as anybody could. He treated us all with respect and had us all vying for the same goal.”Daly humbled the NBA superstars by coaching a group of college players to victory in a controlled scrimmage weeks before the Olympics.“I was the happiest man in the gym,” Daly said.In Barcelona — a team also bolstered by Patrick Ewing, Scottie Pippen, David Robinson, Chris Mullin, Karl Malone and John Stockton — the Americans scored more than 100 points in each of their eight wins and their victory margin topped 43 points. Daly did not call a timeout during the tournament.Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski was an Olympic assistant under Daly.“For that, I am eternally grateful,” he said. “There was no better ambassador for the game of basketball than Chuck Daly.”Daly also made the right moves for the Pistons, who were notorious for their physical play with Bill Laimbeer and Rick Mahorn leading the fight, Rodman making headlines and Hall of Fame guards Isiah Thomas and Dumars lifting the team to titles in 1989 and 1990.“He did an unbelievable job of taking a bunch of different personalities and molding them into a team,” Mahorn said.Thomas, the former New York Knicks coach and president who now coaches at Florida International University, said Daly’s death was an “immeasurable loss for the NBA and the entire basketball world.”“I can’t explain in words how much he gave me as a player and a man,” he said.Former Piston John Salley gave Daly the nickname Daddy Rich for his impeccably tailored suits. The National Basketball Coaches’ Association created pins with the initials “CD” that many coaches and broadcasters are wearing as it dedicates this postseason to Daly. The organization also established the Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award, which will be given annually.Despite his success, Daly wasn’t part of a Coach of the Year presentation until he handed the trophy to then-Detroit coach Rick Carlisle in 2002.“This is as close as I’ve ever been to that thing,” Daly said, looking at the Red Auerbach Trophy.Born July 20, 1930, in St. Marys, Pa., Charles Jerome Daly played college ball at St. Bonaventure and Bloomsburg.He began coaching in the NBA in 1978 as an assistant under Billy Cunningham in Philadelphia. His first head coaching job was with Cleveland, but he was fired after the Cavaliers went 9-32 the first half of the 1981-82 season.In 1983, Daly took over a Detroit team that had never had two straight winning seasons and led the Pistons to nine straight. He persuaded Rodman, Thomas, Dumars, Mahorn and Laimbeer to play as a unit and they responded with championships in 1989 and 1990.Far from being intimidated by the Pistons’ Bad Boys image, Daly saw the upside of it.“I’ve also had players who did not care,” he said a decade later. “I’d rather have a challenging team.”Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson went up against Daly while coaching the Jordan-led Chicago Bulls.“In the heat of those battles, Chuck was always a friend of coaches,” Jackson said. “A good guy. He was always in the coaching fraternity and always extended a friendly hand.”After leaving Detroit, Daly coached the New Jersey Nets for two seasons and led them to the playoffs both times.He left broadcasting to return to the bench in 1997 with the Orlando Magic and coached them two seasons, then retired at 68 because he was weary of travel. Daly joined the Vancouver Grizzlies as a senior adviser in 2000. In retirement, he divided time between homes in Jupiter and suburban Detroit.The Pistons retired No. 2 in 1997 to honor Daly’s two NBA titles.“Without you, there wouldn’t be us,” Mahorn told the coach during the ceremony.Daly is survived by his wife, Terry, daughter Cydney and grandchildren Sebrina and Connor.last_img read more

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