The 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.
While it is hard to overlook the USC men’s volleyball team’s trip to the MPSF championship match just a year ago, the club’s mounting losses and inability to sustain consistent periods of execution have put an even greater premium on winning, and winning now.The Trojans will look to right the ship this weekend in Honolulu, where they will face off against Hawai’i on Friday and Sunday to conclude their four-game road trip. After christening the trip with a decisive 3-1 victory over Pacific, the Trojans fell 3-2 to Stanford on Sunday, dropping to 4-9 on the season.The triumph against Pacific was a welcome sight for USC head coach Bill Ferguson, who saw his team drop three consecutive critical matches during a four-game homestand at the Galen Center.“I thought we took care of the easy plays a lot better,” Ferguson said. “We focused the entire week on outplaying and out-competing the opponent. We talked to them about playing at an increased intensity, and we felt like we withstood their challenge, so winning was huge for us.”Not surprisingly, the Trojans were once again led by their workhorses, as redshirt junior opposite Tanner Jansen recorded 21 kills while sophomore middle blocker Robert Feathers collected 16 kills. The momentum failed to lift the team against the Cardinal, however, as the Trojans recorded 20 service errors en route to the five-set defeat.“We’re starting to rack up some more aces, which is good, but we still have a high number of errors,” Ferguson said. “We’ve had to become more of a high-risk, high-reward team. Our team has to get used to playing in that manner. We dug ourselves a hole early, but I thought we did a great job of coming back in the fourth set and staying involved in the match.”The team’s subpar performance throughout the season is glaring in comparison to the success of the 2012 squad, and it remains to be seen whether Ferguson’s optimism and emphasis on greater team effort will come as motivational tools for his players as they enter the second half of their schedule. Still, it is important to note that while last year’s team cruised to a 24-6 record and an appearance in the championship game, they were able to do so on the strength of 2012 national player of the year Tony Ciarelli and All-American middle blocker Steven Shandrick , both of whom are gone.“I think our guys understand the importance of our opponents and the importance of the season,” Ferguson said. “They know what these games mean to us and they are aware of the task at hand, so we’ll be ready to go.”Despite the team’s struggles this season, a trip to Hawai’i not only represents a homecoming for multiple players on the squad, but also provides a better playing atmosphere, in Ferguson’s eyes.“(Hawai’i) is probably the best volleyball environment in the country, and it’s something our guys look forward to because the fans are knowledgeable and there’s a lot of love for us over there,” Ferguson said. “It’s a great place to play volleyball, but we know that the Warriors serve well and pass well, so we need to focus on excelling in those aspects because they will direct the show.”Following the doubleheader, the Trojans come back home for three games, starting with a match against 2012 champion UC Irvine next Friday.