Cool beach shack listings set to warm your winter heart

first_imgThere’s polished timber floors throughout Yaroomba work well with sandy feet.It’s a true retro wonder with plywood features, shamless colour choices and a seriously laid-back patio for storing your shark biscuit.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours agoEven the kitchen looks like summer — all year long.There’s a little something extra too — a second block, so even your entrepreneurial spirit will get a lift. 22 GEORGE STREET, ALEXANDRA HEADLAND You may have to beat away the developers for this Sunshine Coast hottie. Palm Beach is a classic shack with a modern touch.The weatherboard and tin home is built over two levels, with the upstairs living and balcony sure to have “long lost friends” keen for a catch up. The round-end bench tops keep things nauticalThe home has hardwood timber floors, porthole windows and round-end kitchen counters that give away its vintage too. 478 THE ESPLANADE, PALM BEACH . If you’re a surfing CEO that wants to own beachfront property on the Gold Coast, make time in your busy schedule for this Palmy property. Queensland beach shacks make for a great summer escape — even in winter.SURE it’s winter … but it’s winter in Queensland.If you’ve already basked by the beach on a clear July day and dreamt of owning your own piece of paradise near the sea, this collection of cracking shacks might just convince you to take the plunge. 1-3 GEERIBACH LANE, YAROOMBA It would be a case of quite literally stepping off your block and onto the dunes. Watercolour views from the dining room. Porthole glass is a classic from the era.center_img Even the decorations feel laid back in Yaroomba..This three-bedroom Sunshine Coast home has all the charm. The Palm Beach home even has the obligatory pine tree in the back yard. Could you get used to this view?The 412sq m site is improved with an 1960s shack that’s had a little contemporary update. The Alexandra Headland home is a bit further from the beach, but looks like it should be waterfront.The trek to the beach is a bit longer, but if you’re into yesteryear surf style, here sits a three-bedroom, two-bathroom option to stoke your fancy.last_img read more

Rojo becomes a Red Devil

first_img Press Association Rojo is equally comfortable at centre-back as he is at left-back and played all 120 minutes of July’s World Cup final as Argentina lost to Germany after extra-time in Rio de Janeiro. The 24-year-old began his career in his homeland with Estudiantes de la Plata and spent a single season with Spartak Moscow before moving to Sporting in 2012. He also has 28 caps for his country and cannot wait to play his part in Louis van Gaal’s new era at United. “It is such an honour to say that I now play for Manchester United,” he said. “The Premier League is the most exciting league in the world and to have the chance to play in it for the world’s biggest club is a dream for me. “I am young and am very keen to continue to learn the game, so playing for such an experienced technical coach as Louis van Gaal is a fantastic opportunity for me. “I have joined United to work hard with my team-mates to win trophies and I know that the manager shares that ambition.” Rojo joins Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw as Van Gaal’s third high-profile signing since taking over earlier in the summer and the Dutchman believes he will be a useful addition as the former Bayern Munich boss implements a new 3-5-2 formation at Old Trafford this term. “Marcos is a very gifted defender,” he said. “He has played at the highest level in world football and can play either as a central defender or left-back. The Argentina international will cost United £15.98million and moves to Old Trafford on a five-year deal. “Manchester United is delighted to announce the signing of defender Marcos Rojo from Sporting Lisbon for a fee of 20million euros, with Nani joining the Portuguese club on a season-long loan,” read a statement from United. “Marcos joins on a five-year contract.” Manchester United have completed the signing of defender Marcos Rojo from Sporting Lisbon with winger Nani heading in the opposite direction on a season-long loan. “He has ability, physical strength and a willingness to learn that means he has a very bright future ahead of him. “He had a very strong World Cup and has been playing in Europe for a couple of years now. He is a very good addition to the team.” United lost centre-backs Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic alongside left-back Patrice Evra this summer and Rojo will add to a defensive unit which was largely criticised following the defeat to Swansea at the weekend. The move for Rojo had been complicated by a row between Sporting and a third-party ownership group, while the player upset his employers by initially refusing to train in a bid to push through the deal, although he later apologised and returned to work. The 27-year-old Nani, who moved to Manchester seven years ago, previously spent four years as a Sporting player after leaving Real Massama in 2003. He has made 228 appearances in all competitions for United, scoring 40 goals, but has rarely been a regular starter during his time in the Barclays Premier League. Meanwhile, United have dismissed reports linking them to unsuccessful bids for Thomas Muller and Marco Reus. The club insist rumours of failed moves for the German pair are untrue, with a United spokesman telling Press Association Sport: “It is not true that we made offers for Muller or Reus at any stage.” Marouane Fellaini looked set to be making a move out of the north west but that may now have been scuppered with the Belgian sustaining an injury in training. United have not commented on the extent of the injury, but pictures in The Sun showed the 26-year-old on crutches with his left foot in a protective cast. Fellaini had been expected to tie up a loan move to Serie A club Napoli before the end of the transfer window and that move is clearly now in doubt. last_img read more