151 Sir Bruce Small Blvd, Benowa Waters.African baskets, art and tropical plants fill the large spaces.“We needed a lot of wall space because we love showcasing art,” Mrs Planting said. 151 Sir Bruce Small Blvd, Benowa Waters was built to showcase art.“That was one of the requirements we gave the architect, that when you opened the front door you would have a long, unobstructed view down the hallway to the water,” Mrs Planting said.While the house is big on space Mrs Planting said it is designed to feel like you’re living in two villas. African baskets feature across the foyer wall. Homeowners Helen and Johan Planting built the six-bedroom house with the help of architect Shane Denman.Commanding the street the house has an extensive use of raw materials including timber, marble and stone.The couple who built their stunning family home five years ago said they bought the block of land and started from scratch.“The design took about six months,” she said.“We didn’t have Pinterest or much online inspiration at the time, it was mostly ideas we pulled from magazines and our travels to South Africa and around the world.“My husband Johan’s family is South African and we used that as inspiration in the design.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North4 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago 151 Sir Bruce Small Blvd, Benowa Waters.“The water feature separates the back of the home so when you’re in the main bedroom you can look out and feel like you are completely detached from the next room,” she said.“We focused a lot on raw materials like marble and wicker and although I am a big fan of trends we wanted a family home that was modern and elegant but a place you could live in and enjoy comfortably.” The house comes with a slice of South African style“We gave our architect photos from our travels and photos of angles on houses we liked and he was able to use that to design a house that matched our personality.”The mammoth sized front door opens to reveal an African-style and captures a striking riverfront view. 151 Sir Bruce Small Blvd, Benowa Waters.A JAW-DROPPING South African-inspired mansion has sold before auction. The house at 151 Sir Bruce Small Blvd which featured on the cover of the Gold Coast Bulletin’s Real Estate glossy magazine on August 19 sold to a Gold Coast couple last week. Ray White Surfers Paradise agent Sherry Smith negotiated the sale but has not yet revealed the price.
– Albouystown outclasses Sophia to finish third IT was a performance that earned him the Most Valuable Player (MVP) accolade, as Gregory ‘Jackie Chan’ Richardson scored a helmet-trick to help Sparta Boss cement their legacy as Guyana’s best Futsal team when they outclassed Tucville 7 – 4 in the final of the Xtreme Clean/GT Beer Futsal tournament on Saturday at the National Gymnasium.With that win, Sparta Boss pocketed $500,000, while Tucville had to settle for the second place purse of $200,000.Played in front of a packed venue, the crowd, based on the chants prior to the start of the game, suggested that both sides were well supported.Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, along with Director of Sport, Christopher Jones, were on hand and met the two finalist before kick-off, but from the sound of the referee’s ‘Fox40’, which was lost in the deafening sound of the vociferous crowd, it was clear that the night will be long and rugged.To say the game was very physical wouldn’t give justice to how it was really played. In fact, the players, especially those from the Tucville team, had to be cautioned and threatened by the referees to “keep it clean”.But when things got on the way, it was fireworks, given the fact that the two were favourites to win and were on a collision course throughout the tournament.It was Dennis Edwards who sent the Tucville supporters crazy when he stroked home the game’s first goal 10 minutes into the contest. But an equaliser was almost certain, given the fact that Richardson, Devon Millington and Eusi Phillips threatened the goal on several occasions.Richardson scored his first of four goals in the 20th minute; a clinical one-two punch with Millington that he tucked away out of the reach of the Tucville custodian.However, Edwards completed his brace when he had the better of Sheldon Shepherd in defence and hammered home his right-footed volley just before half time to give Tucville a 2 – 1 advantage heading into the final stanza.Easy does it! Richardson leaves the Tucville defenders and goalkeeper in disarray after scoring the equalizer. (Delano Williams photos)But Richardson proved to the scores in attendance at the National Gymansium why he’s considered Guyana’s most skilful forward, when he created Phillips’ equaliser just two minutes after the resumption of play.With the scores even (2 – 2), Richardson worked his magic using some fancy footwork before burying his shot on goal to give Sparta a 3 – 2 advantage in the 33rd minute.It was basically a one-sided contest thereafter. Millington (46th), Shepherd (52nd) and Richardson (53rd) made it 6 – 2, by which time, the Tucville supporters had already started to leave, since it was basically them witnessing the ‘Gregory Richardson’ show.Jermaine Junor, who finished as the tournament’s highest goal scorer with 11 goals, scored a doubled in the 54th and 55th minute, but Richardson put the icing on the cake with his 57th minute goal to push Sparta to a 7 – 4 scoreline and the victory.After the game, Richardson, who collected $50,000 and a trophy for being adjudged MVP, credited the team’s win to the simple fact that they are more experienced and certainly have the better team.Meanwhile, in the third place playoff, Albouystown scored a 5 – 3 win over Sophia to claim the $100,000 prize. Sophia went home with $50,000.Lennox Cort scored a hat-trick; netting in the 3rd, 10th and 20th minute, while Sherwin Fordyce (14th) and Roy Cassou (9th) were the goalscorers for Albouystown.Shemroy Arthur (25th), Omallo Williams (19th) and Dwayne Lowe netted for Sophia who had a decent run in the tournament before being booted by Tucville in the semi-finals.