The open plan kitchen is in mint condition. The waterfront home has a guide of more than $1.1 million. Gold Coast romance author Diane Demetre. Picture: Glenn Hampson“I did all the design and then they made it all happen.”Ms Demetre said many years of experience in the entertainment industry assisted her during the planning and execution phases, which lasted about two months. “I’m a visual person so I can see what I want and I have had a great team,” she said. “The plan was to put it on the market so the buyer would have a beautiful new home and wouldn’t have to touch a thing.” There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The home has plenty of space to entertain outdoors.All three bedrooms come with their own private balcony access. An elegant style features throughout the property including modern finishes in the bathrooms. “It’s a prime spot as the Gold Coast grows because you’re in the thick of it but we’re on the last canal off the river so there’s no traffic,” Ms Demetre said. “You’re at the seaway within 30 minutes.”Also on the property is a three-car garage, which has plenty of room to store watercraft or a camper trailer. DETAILS Address: 730 Nerang-Broadbeach Service Rd, Carrara Bed: 3 Bath: 2 Car: 3 Agent: Tim and Lisa Grevell, Ray White Surfers Benowa Features: Outdoor entertaining deck, spa pool, secure three-car garage, canal frontage Area: 1162sq m Price: Offers over $1.1 million Inspections: By appointment The Carrara home of romance author Diane Demetre is on the market.ROMANCE author Diane Demetre decided to apply her creative writing focus to design and the end result is a smartly renovated waterfront home. The passionate storyteller and her husband John invested more than $200,000 into recently updating the large canal property at 730 Nerang-Broadbeach Service Rd, Carrara, they bought about a decade ago. The home now has a price guide of more than $1.1 million.“We had a team of really good professional tradespeople,” Ms Demetre said. The living area opens onto the timber deck.This means the entire property is in mint condition, from the rear timber deck to the impressive open-plan kitchen.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North8 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“We’ve brought this property into the 21st century so now it’s just a matter of finding the right buyer,” Ms Demetre said.“It’s a huge block with amazing water frontage so it’s perfect for a professional couple with teenage kids to put a boat out the back and just enjoy the real Gold Coast lifestyle.” The three-bedroom, two-bathroom home is on an extremely private 1161sq m parcel of land which is less than a 10-minute drive to Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and Broadbeach. The property features indoor and outdoor living spaces while high ceilings add depth to the home.
A statement read: “At around 8.50pm on Tuesday May 12 2015, police were called to Old Trafford by stewards following reports of unrest between fans who had been attending a Manchester United U21 versus Manchester City U21 match. “Officers attended and detained a 13-year-old boy inside the ground on suspicion of pitch encroachment. He was later de-arrested and will be dealt with by summons. “A 15-year-old boy and 19-year-old man were also detained outside the ground on suspicion of assault, but both have now been de-arrested pending further enquiries.” That could mean increased security and segregation at the return fixture. A date for that game is still to be announced but it is due to be held at the 7,000-capacity City Football Academy stadium. A statement from City read: “We are aware of crowd disturbances at Old Trafford last night involving both sets of supporters. “Club officials are liaising with Greater Manchester Police and Manchester United FC over this situation and will assist with their enquiries.” The two clubs liaised prior to the Old Trafford game to ensure rival supporters were segregated. A United statement read: “There was a minor incident at last night’s U21 game across segregation lines from a small number of fans, after United scored the third goal. “Stewards resolved the matter quickly. The fans that have been identified will be dealt through the usual channels. “The club worked with Manchester City in advance to make sure segregation was effective. Police reported some minor disturbances outside the ground after the match.” On the actual disturbances, police have clarified what occurred. Press Association Manchester City and Manchester United are co-operating with police following minor crowd disturbances at Tuesday’s under-21 derby between the two clubs. A crowd of 16,708 were present at Old Trafford as United beat City 4-0 to move within a point of clinching the Barclays U21 Premier League title. Three arrests were made by Greater Manchester Police following incidents at the ground. The three people concerned were subsequently de-arrested but the clubs will remain on alert with the sides due to meet again at City this season.