Palm Cove luxury penthouse wowing rural property chasers

first_imgUnit 11, 11 Colonel Cummings Drive, Palm Cove – The PENTHOUSE at SantaiA PRIVATE sanctuary right at the top of one of Palm Cove’s most iconic and tightly held complexes will go under the hammer on Saturday. The three-bedroom property labelled The Penthouse at Santai is a luxurious and sophisticated apartment offering breathtaking and uninterrupted panoramic views of the ocean in all directions.From the main balcony, it’s views of the mountainous coastline towards Port Douglas, Cape Tribulation and Double Island, and from the second balcony facing south, it’s uninterrupted views of Palm Cove, Trinity Beach and Cairns City. With two large balconies, the views are endless at unit 11, 11 Colonel Cummings Drive, Palm Cove — The PENTHOUSE at Santai.The Industry Estate Agents’ Sean Thorpe said the unit was only one of 11 in the complex and wasn’t showing its age.“It’s 15 years old but it looks brand new because it was built to a very high quality and the management there have done a great job looking after it,” Mr Thorpe said. “At over 200 sqm, there’s not many apartments with the space on the market. “We’ve had interest from people who were looking for rural properties (initially), and they were worried about the size when we told them about this apartment, but even they were impressed.” The Balinese-themed unit has recently had its interior updated with fresh paint and replenished hardwood floors. At 15 years old, Unit 11, 11 Colonel Cummings Drive, Palm Cove is certainly not showing its age.It includes multiple living areas and provides a vast sense of space with an open-plan design and seamless access through sliding glass walls to the balconies.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days ago“It really is for owner-occupiers and even works well for families,” Mr Thorpe said. “It was sold to the previous owner 18 months ago for about $1.35 million and we’ve already had 47 inquiries on it now.” The apartment includes a galley- style chef’s kitchen, modern appliances and granite benchtops and ocean views from the dining area. The views can also be enjoyed from all three bedrooms which all have access to the balconies. The complex includes gated underground parking with lockup storage space and elevator access to the apartments. The Penthouse at Santai will go under the hammer at 10.15am on Saturday, July 4.last_img read more

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Steelers rookie RB Samuels morphs from project to starter

first_imgPittsburgh Steelers running back Jaylen Samuels (38) is tackled by New England Patriots free safety Devin McCourty (32) during the first half of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Don Wright)PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jaylen Samuels spent the months leading up to the 2018 NFL draft answering one question over and over again.“People were like, ‘What position (are you) going to play?‘” the Pittsburgh Steelers rookie said. “And I just kept saying ‘I’m going to play running back.’”Not everyone believed him. The NFL included.The NFL was so skeptical of the former North Carolina State star’s potential out of the backfield he was told shortly before the scouting combine that he wouldn’t be working out with the running backs but the tight ends. Samuels shrugged his shoulders, figuring it was better to be at the combine — even if it wasn’t your preferred position — than stuck at home watching it on TV.Fast forward 10 months. They don’t ask Samuels where he fits anymore. Not after the 22-year-old lit up the New England Patriots for 142 yards rushing and 172 total yards in a victory over the New England Patriots last Sunday.Samuels carried the ball 19 times — more than he can remember at any level of football — and caught a pair of passes, including a leaping 20-yard, fourth-quarter grab that helped the Steelers run some clock before adding a late field goal that pushed the margin to seven points.There were the usual aches and pains on Monday, but nothing out of the ordinary after the heavy workload. Good thing, because Samuels figures to be just as busy when the Steelers (8-5-1) travel to New Orleans to face the NFC South champion Saints (12-2) on Sunday.Newly minted Pro Bowler James Conner is still dealing with a sprained left ankle that’s forced him to miss the past two weeks, meaning Pittsburgh’s running game will be in the hands of a fifth-round pick who has quickly morphed from project to capable starter.Samuels earned a spot out of training camp thanks to the way he embraced special teams and had found a small niche as a receiving threat — he’s N.C. State’s career leader in receptions (202), just ahead of former NFL wide receivers Jerricho Cotchery and Torry Holt — before Conner went down in the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Chargers. Samuels came in and caught a 10-yard touchdown pass on the next play.His first NFL start didn’t go quite as planned. He managed just 28 yards on 11 carries in a stunning loss to the Oakland Raiders. The problem wasn’t so much Oakland’s defense or the iffy turf so much as Samuels’ own jitters.“I felt like I wasn’t being patient enough, just being in a rush, hurry up and get to the hole and try to get there,” Samuels said. ”(Against the Patriots) I could definitely feel it all sorting out. The holes are just opening. I just felt smoother and it felt like it was more my game.”A game that not every college coach that recruited Samuels out of high school understood. UNC brought the Charlotte native in for a camp and had him practice with the linebackers.“I was like, ‘What am I doing? Why am I going backward’” Samuels said. “I need to be going forward with the ball.”N.C. State assistant coach Eddie Faulkner saw the potential and during the recruiting process pointed out all the varied ways the Wolfpack could use him. Samuels spent four record-breaking years doing a little bit of everything.Running back. Fullback. H-back. Tight end. Slot receiver. His polished route running was immediately apparent to Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger when Pittsburgh used its second pick of the fifth round on Samuels.“He has really good hands, soft hands you can really throw it all over the place and he can make plays,” Roethlisberger said.“I think he showed that this week that we can put him out there and we can do some things with him and hopefully we are just scratching the surface.”While Steelers coach Mike Tomlin jokingly replied “who said I had confidence?” when asked what gave him faith Samuels could produce, he’s not particularly surprised by what he saw against the Patriots. The shakiness in Oakland was understandable. The bounce back versus New England was promising.“There are oftentimes when you walk into stadiums, particularly as a young guy, it is a first time for a lot of things,” Tomlin said. “And I am sure as he continues to step into stadiums with a significant role for us he’ll check some boxes and do some things he hasn’t done before, but that’s just a very natural thing in terms of a young player.”One who no longer has to deal with questions about where he fits.NOTES: Conner and LB Bud Dupree (knee) did not practice Wednesday. … S Terrell Edmunds (concussion) was limited. … DE Cam Heyward (knee) was a full participant. … Roethlisberger and C Maurkice Pouncey were given the day off.___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLlast_img read more

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Steelers training camp will be here before you know it! (June 12)

first_imgby Bill Neal, For New Pittsburgh Courier•I would be lying…you would be lying…the whole courtroom would be lying (sorry, a little Al Pacino there “And Justice For All”—you don’t know). Anyway, anybody that tells you they had the Toronto Raptors beating the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Championship would be lying. !• Speaking of being a reader…and not you because you’re reading…but for those who don’t…you need to put them on point. Every African American within reach should be reading and subscribing to the New Pittsburgh Courier. C’mon Man!•Just in case you thought it was over, it ain’t over. Your Pittsburgh Steelers will report to Saint Vincent College on Friday, July 26 for their 54th consecutive training camp. And, this year’s cry is “Redemption!” The cancer has been removed, egos are back in check and the ultimate objective has been reestablished. The team is going to the Super Bowl; not individuals, the team! Camp runs until Aug. 15. Practice is free to all visitors each day from noon to 6 p.m. Special note—you can get your photo with a Steeler legend daily from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.•Hey, just a word to the wise. Summertime is here. That means you have to be ever more aware, eyes wide open, no texting and driving—kids all around you!•You know you want this movie review, so shut up and take it like a grown-up. And, this one’s not for everybody, but if you loved “Bennie and the Jets” then you’ll love “Rocketman,” the movie. I give it three basketballs.•As always, it is your duty and in your best interest to vote Donald Trump out of office!!!•GAME OVER! Like us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlFollow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourierlast_img read more

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