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.
The Minna-based player shot four under par 68 to lead a pack of contenders led by Andrew Oche Odoh, Vincent Ikemefuna of Ikoyi Club 1938 and Martin Odoh, also from Minna Golf Club. Each of the three players carded 71- 72 and 73 respectively to be in the top rung of the leaderboard.It was the first official tournament on the 2019 schedule of the Professional Golfers Association of Nigeria (PGAN), and Odegha, who ranked sixth on the Order of Merit for last year, appeared comfortable on the first day of the competition over the lush IBB course.His form was reinforced by the ease at which his irons ripped through the middle of the greens. He hit 14 of the 18 greens in comparison to only nine fairways he found from the tee box.Odegha, who played in company with A.U. Baba and Emeka Obi, also harvested five birdies, 12 pars and one bogey to finish as the only player on the 60 side.He birdied the par 5 Hole 3 and par 3 Hole 8 before gaining more grounds on the back-nine at holes 11, 12 and 17 respectively.“I got a good start and drained those birdies in between the holes. The first one on Hole three actually defined my entire day,” Odegha, whose only dropped shot was a bogey at the par 4 15th.Bomai, who was joined at the tee off event by Mike Balami, NNPC GGM Accounts, who also doubles as tournament coordinator, and the PGAN Director, Samson Lawal and a member IBB Lady Golf Section Committee, Mrs Mary-Rose Richard- Obioha, declared that NNPC is sponsoring the tournament to reinforce its commitment to development of Nigeria’s talent in all areas of human endeavour.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Olawale Ajimotokan in AbujaSunday J. Odegha eased into a three-shot lead as the professional competition of the NNPC GMD’s Cup teed off yesterday at the IBB International Golf and Country Club, Abuja.Odegha arrived as the club-house leader, hours after the GGM Frontier Exploration Service Division, NNPC, Abdulahi Bomai, performed the ceremonial tee off.