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first_img77 Commodore Drive Paradise WatersTHIS Commodore Drive mansion commands the most attention in its waterfront neighbourhood, with a dramatic design built around a central atrium and a glass roof. The 1989 home has been through a succession of high-profile hands including the Sunland and Raptis groups, a rich Japanese businesswoman and a company with Malaysian links. 77 Commodore Drive Paradise WatersMr Collie said he added solar panels, a veranda, new double doors to the front entry and repainted the home.“It was originally black and grey,” he said. “I never imagined changing the home structurally because it has such a unique and beautiful design.”77 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters4 5 4Price: $4.85 millionFeatures: Outdoor kitchen, swimming pool and atrium Area: 870sq mAgent: Elie Fakhri and Paula Fakhri, Joseph Douglas Realty, Surfers Paradise 77 Commodore Drive Paradise Waters“Over the years I have made some of my own upgrades and put our own style to it.“I have lived in a number of homes, some of them were the same size as this but the design was nowhere near as clever as this home.“It is a very easy home to live in, and it is comfortable while still being elegant.” 77 Commodore Drive Paradise WatersThe current homeowners, Kiwi couple Wayne and Elaine Collie bought the residence in 2004 after they looked at almost 100 homes between Noosa and Coolangatta. “We were living in New Zealand at the time and looking for a home on the coast which was close enough for our daughter Nadia to go to Bond University,” the businessman said. 77 Commodore Drive Paradise Waters“It was important to find a home that was well located in the middle of town and had a good neighbourhood, but this property also had a certain jaw-dropping presence about it.“When we stepped inside, the foyer really captured our attention.” Floor-to-ceiling glass in the lounge provide views of Main Beach and Southport.Dolphins are regular guests at the waterfront property, swimming up to the pontoon. 77 Commodore Drive Paradise WatersMore from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North9 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoDespite its luxurious style, Mr Collie said it was a practical home above all. “I can be in the study while we have a full house and I won’t notice it because of the space and clever floor plan,” he said. “There are always friends or family over.” The home is designed with two separate wings with bedrooms on either side. 77 Commodore Drive Paradise WatersThe four bedrooms have a hotel style and the main bedroom features a private balcony. Mr and Mrs Collie have not had to pay an electricity bill in eight years.“For a luxury home it is sustainable too,” Mr Collie said.last_img read more

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Share Tweet Kalinago Chief, Lorenzo Sanford, is optimistic that the addition of Kalinago Day to the independence calendar will increase Kalinago participation in Creole celebrations.He told Dominica Vibes that Kalinago culture is not as highly recognized as creole culture but that could change.He said, “We believe the more dominant culture overshadows our Kalinago culture- and for obvious reasons, we are the minority.“However, that will change when Kalinago Day is officially recognized as part of the calendar of events during the independence period.”The Chief says that this addition to the calendar has been celebrated by Kalinagos for years but they are now looking to have this observance nationally recognized.Chief Sanford added, “We celebrate September 19th which marks the Kalinago uprising of (the) 1930’s in the defense of having the right to self-governance and other basic human rights. We have been calling for that day to be recognised as the official Kalinago Day.“We are pleased to know that at the inauguration of the Council, the Hon Prime Minister made the commitment to recognize that date as the official Kalinago Day, after consultation with the people.”Chief Sanford also wanted to clarify that the Kalinago people are Dominican citizens, and therefore do participate in the independence activities.“We were first to inhabit Dominica. It means therefore that we were always free and had autonomy over our actions and a right to self-governance.“…We were driven from our native settlements and given a small section of the island. Statehood was achieved thereafter, and Dominica became an independent nation. Ideally, as Kalinagos, we too are Dominicans and so we pay tribute to Dominica being an independent state, and we also participate in the activities.”center_img Share 247 Views   no discussions LifestyleLocalNews Kalinago Day for Independence 2020 Calendar by: – October 28, 2019last_img read more