Prestige home so hot it sold just two days after hitting the market

first_imgThe Bairds’ waterfront stunner (circled) is on one of the coasts’ most coveted streets.THIS waterfront weekender is so hot it was snapped up after just two days on the market.Businessman David Baird and wife Marion have given up their stunning Surfers Paradise “weekender” – one of two waterfront homes that the couple have within 5km of each other on the Gold Coast. More than enough room for a barbecue.The couple, who have owned some of the Gold Coast’s most stunning homes. are left with a $7m Commodore Drive waterfront home in a much quieter strip of Surfers Paradise. That house also has five bedrooms, six bathrooms, a six car garage and a lift.A price for the sale of the home at The Corso was not revealed. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK The house was referred to as the Bairds’ weekender. AFTERNOON STROLL COSTS BUSHWALKERS $2.8M SAME DISTANCE FROM CBD, $1.6M DIFFERENCE The entrepreneurial couple’s property at 31 The Corso is in a much coveted part of the bustling Surfers Paradise waterfront scene.The show pony property is a five bedroom, six bathroom, five car garage stunner that they bought in March 2013 for $6.35m. It sits on 1,137sq m of some of the most coveted real estate on the coastline. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours agoStunning views of the skyline and waters around it. The property was listed as having sold within two days. The sale price has not been revealed. The Bairds bought the home for $6.35m five years ago.last_img read more

Laid-off Hospitality Worker Plans Walk to Tallahassee to Confront Employment Officials

first_imgA laid off hospitality worker in our area wants to raise awareness for people who have been financially impacted due to coronavirus closures.So, Beau Guyott plans to walk from West Palm Beach to Tallahassee.“My route is 417 miles, give or take, and 12-13 days,” he says.Guyott was laid off from his job at The Ben Hotel about a month ago, as the pandemic caused stay-at-home orders, layoffs and furloughs.“I’ve been in the hospitality industry since I was a teenager. It means a lot to me, and so do the people I work with,” he explains.“We don’t know when it ends and that’s where the frustration lies,” adds Guyott.That thought motivated him to make the trip to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) in Tallahassee.Guyott plans to interview other unemployed Floridians along the way. He wants to share those stories with DEO officials. Additionally, he hopes to find a job opportunity within the department and to perhaps receive an apology.“I think it’d be refreshing if someone said, ‘we messed up,’ or, ‘we’re not getting it done on the schedule we thought we’d get done on,” according to the West Palm Beach resident.Photo courtesy: Beau Guyott/InstagramHospitality workers along his route have already offered to house and feed him.“With the closure of our industry, there’s a kinship there. People are already reaching out,” says Guyott.He will be documenting his journey on Facebook, as well as on Instagram under the name “The Walk to Tallahassee.”last_img read more