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Gold Coast real estate: ‘My family wanted Utopia — so I built it’

By on October 6, 2020

first_img11 Jarema Drive, Mudgeeraba is going to auction on February 21.JOHN and Caroline Carrett develop resorts for a living so it’s no surprise their family home resembles one.From a tennis court, lap pool, spa, soccer field to a built-in aquarium, billiard room, gym and cinema, their Mudgeeraba mega mansion is more resort-like than house. 11 Jarema Drive, Mudgeeraba. Fancy some tennis? The kitchen. The property is a sight to see from the air.From a sewing room library, cloak room and separate studio pavilion, no expense has been spared. “It’s a lovely house with plenty of room,” he said. “Everyone has their own space.”Most of the living areas are on the ground floor and flow outside with alfresco areas overlooking both the tennis court and pool. The kitchen offers a raft of luxury features including breakfast bar, island bench topped in hi-tech solid surfaces, walk-in pantry, two dishwashers and a bar with a bi-fold window server. The in-built aquarium.With five children, the location was paramount. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa20 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“Our kids were at Somerset College and Caroline was driving many miles each day from Palm Beach. Living here has been so convenient; we’re two minutes to the school and two minutes to Robina Town Centre yet we are surrounded by wallabies.” The house took 15 months to build and another 12 months to finish the landscaping.Upon entry to the 9841sq m acreage retreat, it’s obvious it’s is something special. Relax poolside.There are also two ensuite bedrooms on the ground floor. The remaining four bedrooms are upstairs along with the library and another sitting area. Entertaining has played a big role for the Carrett family with birthdays and graduation parties popular. The library.center_img Relax in one of the nine living areas. Relax poolside.“We have had rock bands down on the tennis court as well as jumping castles. It’s been a great family home with a lot of good times.” The family are selling, with plans to downsize on the Coast.The pair are taking the property to auction on February 21 through Katrina Walsh of Harcourts Coastal. There is no shortage of space in this kitchen! Another living area features the aquarium as a feature. Another courtside living area.A winding driveway through a “rainforest jungle” creates a sense of tranquillity while a Port cochere entry provides a grand welcome. The huge 1343sq residence has six bedrooms including four with their own private lounges, a commercial-scale kitchen, bar, 10-car basement and nine different living areas.High ceilings, wide hallways, hardwood flooring and floor-to-ceiling glass enables the interiors to combine with the tropical setting. The sprawling property is more resort-like than house.The initial house brief was simple: “I promised the kids Utopia many years ago and I had to deliver on it,” Mr Carrett said.“Our background is in motel resort development so we just wanted to build something along those lines.”The pair bought the 9841sq m block at 11 Jarema Drive in 2007; they had the first pick of exclusive Jabiru Estate.“We bought the first block here,” Mr Carrett said. “When we first bought it there was just a sign out the front that said ‘interested?’ with a phone number.” last_img read more

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Leading man Mookie Betts hits three home runs in Dodgers’ win

By on August 26, 2020

first_img Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season “It was a great conversation. But at the end of the day, he is all about the team. Whatever I ask, we ask of him, he’s in.”Betts acknowledged that he had talked “a little bit” with Roberts.“I’ve been doing it my whole life so I just think I’m comfortable there,” Betts said. “You only lead off once, but I enjoy getting things started, creating havoc on the basepaths, trying to score one in the first. I definitely take pride in doing that. I think it’s just a comfort thing.”Roberts penciled Betts in as his leadoff hitter Thursday despite facing a right-handed starter in Chris Paddack. The Dodgers’ hottest hitter before his back injury, Seager batted second after batting lower in the lineup most of the time before his injury.That combination clicked in the first inning. Betts was hit by a pitch and scored when Seager homered in his first at-bat since Friday. A.J. Pollock added a solo home run later in the inning and the Dodgers’ offense was on its way.Betts’ first home run of the night came in the second inning off Paddack with Chris Taylor on base. Two innings later, his second home run was a solo shot after Padres reliever Luis Perdomo had already given up a two-run home run to Austin Barnes. It was the first back-to-back home runs of the season for the Dodgers.Betts came up against Perdomo again in the fifth — but only after a replay review overturned an inning-ending double play. Replays showed second baseman Jurickson Profar did not step on the base when he made the turn as Taylor barreled into him.Perdomo fell behind 3-and-0, got a called strike then left a splitter over the plate that Betts hammered into the left-field pavilion.Betts’ three homers came on a first-pitch fastball at 94 mph from Paddack, an 0-and-2 sinker at 95 from Perdomo and the 3-and-1 splitter at 90 mph.Betts beat out an infield single in his fourth at-bat and is now 11 for 25 (.440) with two doubles, four home runs, eight RBIs and eight runs scored in his six starts as the Dodgers’ leadoff hitter. Batting second, he has hit .255.Asked if Betts might bat leadoff again Friday night in Anaheim, Roberts smiled as he said, “There’s a very good possibility of that,” knowing the Angels are scheduled to start a left-hander, Patrick Sandoval.The offensive breakout made life easy for Dodgers starter Julio Urias. He gave up three consecutive hits — including back-to-back home runs by Tommy Pham and Eric Hosmer — with two outs in the first (Pollock running down one of those outs at the wall in left-center) then retired 16 of the next 17 batters into the seventh inning.“It might sound funny but I almost like the fact that they did that to me early because I was able to wake up,” Urias said through an interpreter. “In my previous outings, there were a lot of balls and a lot of walks and that ended up causing way too many pitches. This time I went out there and attacked.”Related Articles PreviousSan Diego Padres left fielder Jorge Mateo watches as a ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Mookie Betts clears the wall for a home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Dodgers Mookie Betts, #50, connects for a two-run homer in the 2nd inning against the Padres at Dodger Stadium Thursday, August 13, 2020. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dodgers Joc Pederson, 31, A.J. Pollock, 11, and Mookie Betts, 50, celebrate their 11-2 victory over the Padres at Dodger Stadium Thursday, August 13, 2020. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Dodgers’ Corey Seager, right, celebrates his two-run home run with Mookie Betts during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Padres Jurickson Profar, #10, gets tangled up with Dodgers Chris Taylor, #3, at second base on a double play attempt during inning action at Dodger Stadium Thursday, August 13, 2020. Taylor was safe on the play, but Austin Barnes was out at first base. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dodgers Mookie Betts, #50, is greeted by Chris Taylor, #3, after he drove him in on a home run in the 2nd inning against the Padres at Dodger Stadium Thursday, August 13, 2020. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Padres Edward Olivares, #24, can’t get this two-run Home run shot by Dodgers Mookie Betts during 5th inning action at Dodger Stadium Thursday, August 13, 2020. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Padres Tommy Pham, is greeted by Manny Machado, #13, after Pham hit a homer in the first inning against the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium Thursday, August 13, 2020. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dodgers A.J. Pollock, #11, connected on this pitch for a home run in the 1st inning against against the Padres at Dodger Stadium Thursday, August 13, 2020. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dodgers Mookie Betts, #50, is greeted by Chris Taylor, #3, after he drove him in on a two run homer during 5th inning action at Dodger Stadium Thursday, August 13, 2020. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dodgers Julio Urias, #7, started for the Dodgers against the Padres at Dodger Stadium Thursday, August 13, 2020. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Padres Eric Hosmer is greeted by Jurickson Profar, #10, after Hosmer homered in the first inning at Dodger Stadium Thursday, August 13, 2020. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Padres Jurickson Profar, #10, makes a DB attempt with Dodgers Chris Taylor, #3, sliding safely into second. Dodgers Austin Barnes was out at 1st on the play during 5th inning action at Dodger Stadium Thursday, August 13, 2020. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dodgers A.J. Pollock, #11, is caught steeling 3rd base by Padres Manny Machado, #13, during 3rd inning action at Dodger Stadium Thursday, August 13, 2020. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dodgers Corey Seager, #5, is greeted by Mookie Betts, #50, after Seager drove Betts in on a home run in the first inning against the Padres at Dodger Stadium Thursday, August 13, 2020. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dodgers Mookie Betts, #50, connects for a two-run homer in the 2nd inning against the Padres at Dodger Stadium Thursday, August 13, 2020. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dodgers manager Dave Roberts presents Cody Bellinger with the golden glove and silver slugger awards before the start of the Dodges-Padres game at Dodger Stadium Thursday, August 13, 2020. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dodgers Corey Seager, #5, is greeted by Mookie Betts, #50, after Seager drove Betts in on a home run in the first inning against the Padres at Dodger Stadium Thursday, August 13, 2020. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dodgers A.J. Pollock, #11, is greeted by Mookie Betts and manager Dave Roberts after he hit a home run in the first inning against the Padres at Dodger Stadium Thursday, August 13, 2020. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dodgers manager Dave Roberts presents Mookie Betts with the silver slugger and golden glove awards before the start of the Dodgers-Padres game at Dodger Stadium Thursday, August 13, 2020. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Mookie Betts, right, keeps distance as he celebrates his second home run of a baseball game with third base coach Dino Ebel during the fourth inning against the San Diego Padres, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Mookie Betts #50 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates his second homerun of the game with Dino Ebel #12, to take a 9-2 lead over the San Diego Padres, during the fourth inning at Dodger Stadium on August 13, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Mookie Betts, center, celebrates his second home run of a baseball game with Corey Seager as San Diego Padres catcher Austin Hedges looks away during the fourth inning Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)San Diego Padres left fielder Jorge Mateo watches as a ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Mookie Betts clears the wall for a home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Dodgers Mookie Betts, #50, connects for a two-run homer in the 2nd inning against the Padres at Dodger Stadium Thursday, August 13, 2020. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 23Dodgers Mookie Betts, #50, connects for a two-run homer in the 2nd inning against the Padres at Dodger Stadium Thursday, August 13, 2020. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)ExpandThe three-homer game was the sixth of Betts’ career. He is tied with Johnny Mize and Sammy Sosa for the most three-homer games in major-league history. Mize did it in 1,884 career games, Sosa in 2,364. Betts’ sixth three-home run game came in his 813th game.“He’s impressive,” said Corey Seager whose return to the lineup after missing five games with a back injury prompted the lineup reconstruction by Dave Roberts. “Obviously that was a really big move for us (trading for Betts and then signing him to a 12-year contract extension) and we’re really excited about it and we’re going to be really excited about it for a really long time. To be able to watch him firsthand, it’s really special.”As the Dodgers’ offense slumped in recent days, there had been some debate about the wisdom of a lineup that had Betts batting second against right-handed pitching while lefties Joc Pederson and Max Muncy batted ahead of him. Both Pederson and Muncy are batting well below .200.Roberts defended the decision, aimed at making it more difficult for opposing managers to get favorable matchups throughout the Dodgers’ lineup. But as he was fending off questions from reporters about the lineup setup, he was also talking to Betts about his preference for hitting leadoff.“We’ve talked a lot about it. The most recent was just a couple days ago, just trying to navigate it,” Roberts said. “I welcome those conversations. It’s just understanding what I’m thinking, what he’s thinking, what’s best for our ballclub. We looked at, or I looked at, how guys were swinging and that’s why I made the decision today once we got Corey back to hit Mookie leadoff because there’s some guys that are struggling and there’s some other guys we’d potentially like to get five at-bats. How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire LOS ANGELES — When the man said he liked batting leadoff, he wasn’t lying.Moved back to his preferred spot for only the sixth time this season and first time in 10 games, Mookie Betts had his first multi-home run game as a Dodger, hitting half of their six home runs in an 11-2 victory over the San Diego Padres on Thursday night.“These times don’t happen very often so you just try to enjoy it when it’s here,” Betts said.He’s wrong. These times happen very often for him. Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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