ON THE MARKET How cute it the wallpaper!The top level has three extra bedrooms, including the main, as well as an upstairs retreat.It was hard for Ms Gessner to pinpoint her favourite part of the home but said she loved the seamless flow of indoor and outdoor living spaces.“It’s so good for entertaining,” she said.While reluctant, they have decided to sell the house so they can build a new one on a block they have bought across the road.“We were just super keen to get our teeth stuck into something else and keep challenging ourselves,” she said.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59 Is this not one of the cutest powder rooms you’ve ever seen?“The build itself took nine months.”The couple has been living in the house with their two children for the past year.The lower level has two separate garages, two storage rooms, a laundry and recreation room.At the centre is a garden, which has a palm tree that rises through the middle of the house as high as the third floor.Ms Gessner said it had to be lifted into place with a crane.On the middle level, there is an open plan kitchen and living room, which flows out to a covered outdoor entertainment area overlooking a pool.There are three bedrooms on the middle floor as well as a study, family room and games lounge. It blends indoor and outdoor living seemlessly. COAST HOUSE SPARKS BIGGING WAR Enjoy dinner with a view. The Reedy Creek property at 18 Abbey Ridge Rd will go to auction next weekend.AFTER years of renovating houses, Dominee Gessner and Ben Rochford decided to take the plunge and build their own.It was a challenge but one they took in their stride, and the result is nothing short of breathtaking.They bought what was a vacant half-acre hillside block in 2015 with a vision to build their dream home.It was advertised as having limited views but today, the three-storey house that towers above it has some of the best on the Gold Coast. The master bedroom has a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows. The home has multiple living areas. Ms Gessner said years of renovating experience helped them design and build the house, which recently won a 2018 regional Master Builders House and Construction award, with the help of an architect.“We’ve done about six renovations so this was our first full-build for ourselves,” she said.“I always knew I wanted the house to (have) a bit of a Palm Springs-inspired thing about it (but) we designed it based around our family and what we wanted to live in. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa15 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThe kitchen has a minimalist style and is versatile. 18 Abbey Ridge Rd, Reedy Creek A 6m palm tree is at the centre of the house. The city skyline can be seen from the living area.Following months of work to obtain council approval, Ms Gessner said they built the house into the side of the sloping land to leverage off the extra height.“I think we’ve pretty much got the best views in the street,” she said.“We see from Mermaid Beach to the far edge of Burleigh.”Dubbed The Hill House, it certainly attracts attention in its elevated position. NEW SHOPPING CENTRE TO INCREASE PROPERTY VALUES Agent: Jackson Paradise and Carita Lanham, Ray White Prestige Gold Coast Features: Recreation and games rooms, outdoor kitchen with barbecue, wok and bar fridge, pool, CCTV, butler’s pantry Area: 2322sq m Auction: September 30, 11am Inspections: By appointment
Muirfield is going to be hard this week, both in the literal and the figurative sense.That’s why world No. 1 Tiger Woods took a month off to rest and rehabilitate his ailing left elbow, originally injured at The Players Championship and aggravated at last month’s U.S. Open at Merion.Woods declared his elbow good to go Tuesday in pursuit of his first major in five years. He’s been stuck on 14 major wins in his pursuit of Jack Nicklaus’ record 18.“The elbow feels good. It’s one of the good things of taking time off to let it heal and get the treatment and therapy on it. The main reason was that coming over here the ground is going to be hard, obviously. I’m going to need that elbow to be good,” said Woods, whose last win in a major was in 2008 in a playoff at the U.S. Open against Rocco Mediate.“And just in case the rough was – well, reports were it was going to be high and it was going to be lush. I needed to have this thing set and healed and everything is good to go.” Woods’ game has been pretty good this year. He has four wins and it’s not like he’s been miserable at the majors since last winning one.In the 16 majors in which he’s played since coming back from surgery to fix his ACL and fracture issues in his left knee and the revelations about his personal life (he missed two majors in 2011 with an Achilles issue), Woods has eight top 10 finishes.He tied for third at last year’s British Open at Royal Lytham and St. Annes and finished tied for fourth at the Masters this year.“I think it’s just a shot here or there. It’s making a key up-and-down here or getting a good bounce there,” said Woods, “capitalizing on an opportunity here and there…it’s not much.”There’s also the fact the list of contenders has never been deeper than right now. There have been 14 first-time winners in the 20 majors since Woods last won.He didn’t agree with the premise posed to him Tuesday that given the quality of previous winners at Muirfield, the trend towards first-time winners at the majors would be rebuffed.“You probably can’t say that given the fact over the past – what? – five years or so, four or five years, that we’ve had first-time winners at virtually every single major,” said Woods.“The fields are so deep now and the margin between the first player and last player in the field is not that big anymore. It’s very small. I think that’s one of the reasons why you’re seeing so many first-time winners.“Also the equipment has changed quite a bit over the years. The equipment, it’s so precise now. This allows guys to basically stack up. When you get that combined with better, more athletic players, you’re going to get guys who are winning for the first Phil Mickelson is friends again with his flatstick.After an on-and-off relationship the last three or four years, Mickelson, the world’s No. 5, said he’s putting as well as he ever has.When asked about his struggles on links courses, Mickelson, who won the Scottish Open at Castle Stuart Sunday, said: “The common thread is, I believe, is more on the greens than anything. I’ve not putted these greens well with these little subtle nuances and rolls with the crosswinds that come into play as well as the strong blades of fescue grass.“But I’m really optimistic about this week and going forward because I’m starting to putt as well as I ever have. I putted great last week and more than that, I’ve putted well now for months. “(I) kind of found the secret to my own putting and what I need to do to putt well…hopefully that one common thread that’s given me problems here (on links courses), I hopefully have solved.”Mickelson was asked a couple of other questions including one about his putting secret, which he didn’t answer.“I tried to skip over that because I’m not going to discuss it,” he said. “I feel that I’ve kind of keyed in on something and I don’t really want to share.”We’ll see as the week unfolds at Muirfield if he’s really onto something here.