‘Hemsworth effect’ fuels demand for acreages near Byron

first_img The entry makes a statement with custom artwork and a feature timber ledge. Construction is well underway on Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky’s Broken Head pad. Photo: MediamodeThe mega mansion being built by Hollywood heart-throb Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky in Broken Head, near Byron Bay, has fuelled intense interest in the region.Under construction on a 4.2ha site, the home is expected to include six bedrooms, rooms for exercise, games and media, as well as a 50m rooftop pool. “The Hemsworths have really put the area on the map,” Mr Walters said.“They’re really down-to-earth people — I mean Liam Hemsworth was out the front of our office the other day ordering a burger after going for a surf. “But there is a bit of ‘Hemsworth effect’ going on; people do enjoy the fact that a Hollywood A-lister lives close by. “And if it’s good enough for the Hemsworths, then it’s good enough for everyone else.” The stylish country estate on Friday Hut Rd, Tintenbar sold to a Gold Coast buyer for $3.4 million.A GOLD Coast buyer beat off fierce competition to secure a stunning country estate just south of Byron Bay where the ‘Hemsworth effect’ is fuelling intense demand.Tullamore Estate on Friday Hut Road in Tintenbar, around 30 minutes from the heart of Byron Bay, sold for $3.4 million amid a frenzy of offers last week.The stylishly renovated six-bedroom home on 8.9ha enjoys lush rural views all the way to the ocean between Byron and Ballina in NSW. If you’re swimming with the Hemsworths in Byron, the pool is the next best thing.COVID-19 travel restrictions continue to hamper interstate buyers who are now on a waitlist for renovated homes in acreage settings.“We’re fielding interstate inquiries from five to seven people each day now, dreaming about making a move,” Mr Walters said.“Melbourne is leading the way in terms of interest followed by Sydney and then the Gold Coast.” Mansion has four levels of luxury A cup of tea or cocktails will go down a treat with views like this.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoBuyers are keen on the Far North Coast fringe pockets of Tintenbar, Knockrow and Newrybar, located closer to the Pacific Motorway.“Compared to premium suburbs like Byron and Coopers Shoot, those fringe suburbs are more affordable and very popular right now,” Mr Walters said. MORE: Hundreds of buyers line up for sinking Burleigh house The home has been fully renovated in a modern coastal style. The lush rural outlook extends to the ocean between Byron Bay and Ballina.“It was listed at offers over $3.2 million and had one offer after another beating each other by $50,000 until we eventually got a buyer at $3.4 million,” said Braden Walters, principal of Belle Property – Byron Bay and Lennox Head, who handled the sale alongside Elizabeth James.“It was a really close race as there were a number of people trying to get up here to look at it before it was sold.”last_img read more

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Coolpad Note 8 with dual cameras, 4000mAh battery launched in India for Rs 9,999

first_imgCoolpad has expanded its budget segment lineup with the newly launched Coolpad Note 8 in India. The Note 8, which is the successor to the Note 6, comes with a price tag of Rs 9,999. With the Note 8, Coolpaad will look forward to take on the likes some of the similar segment phones like the Redmi Note 5, the Nokia 5.1 Plus, among others. The key highlights of the Coolpad Note 8 are its big display, massive 4000mAh battery and dual cameras on the back.The Coolpad Note 8 will be available exclusively on Paytm Mall starting today. The smartphone comes with a big 5.99-inch IPS FHD+ display with aspect ratio of 18:9 and resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels. This dual SIM smartphone is powered by MTK6750T 1.5GHz quad-core chipset paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB which can be expanded up to 128GB via microSD card.As noted earlier, the camera and the battery are the key highlights of the Coolpad Note 8. The smartphone comes with dual cameras on the back and single sensor on the front. On the rear panel, the Coolpad Note 8 sports a primary sensor of 16-megapixel and secondary sensor of 0.3-megapixel pixel with aperture of f/2.0. On the front, the smartphone packs an 8-megapixel selfie shooter with an aperture of f/2.2. The smartphone comes with various camera features which are said to improve the picture quality like face beauty mode, blur mode (it will let users blur the background after the photo has been clicked), Panorama mode, among others. Next to the camera setup there’s the LED flash light which will help users to click clear pictures in low-light scenarios. Right below the cameras there’s the circular shaped fingerprint sensor which Coolpad claims can unlock the phone in 0.2 seconds.advertisementThe Coolpad Note 8 comes with a massive 4000mAh battery which the company claims can offer a standby time of up to 200 hours and delivers a talktime up to 8 hours. Coolpad says that the battery of the Note 8 comes with smart battery management skills and is an apt choice for heavy use customers.On the software front the Coolpad Note 8 runs the stock version of Android 8.0 Oreo OS. This means that the Coolpad Note 8 doesn’t come with unwanted third party interface and gives users a pure Android experience. As of now there are no words if the phone will be upgraded to the latest Android 9 Pie software or not.As for the availability, the Coolpad Note 8 will be available in only one colour – black. The smartphone can be bought exclusively from Paytm Mall. The smartphone comes only in one variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage (expandable up to 128 GB) for a price tag of Rs 9,999.last_img read more

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