A stunning three-level Currumbin home changed the mind of downsizers Frank and Tina Bondolfi

first_img7 Currumbin Crest Drive, Currumbin.The four-bedroom home includes high ceilings and a wine cellar.The couple said they were selling to follow their original plan through. “We’re definitely downsizing this time,” he said. 7 Currumbin Crest Drive, Currumbin.Mr Bondolfi described the design as spacious with a seamless flow between indoor and outdoor living. “There was plenty of room for the grandkids and the kitchen opens to a half-covered half-open patio,” he said. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North6 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago7 Currumbin Crest Drive, Currumbin.“We inspected a few homes but when we entered this one on Currumbin Crest, we were blown away,” he said. Mr Bondolfi said after eight years he hadn’t grown tired of it. “I wake up at 5am for work and the first thing I do is make a cup of coffee and head straight to the patio,” he said. center_img 7 Currumbin Crest Drive, Currumbin.SOMETIMES things don’t go to plan when you buy a house.Frank and Tina Bondolfi are no strangers to this feeling. The couple had a grand plan to downsize when they sold their Palm Beach home but what they did instead a decade ago was even better. Mr and Mrs Bondolfi ended up swapping their family home for three levels of luxury in Currumbin. “We were supposed to be downsizing but we upsized,” Mr Bondolfi said.The grandfather-of-two said the spectacular views were responsible.last_img read more

Young desperate to end derby woe

first_img Press Association United have more silverware in their trophy cabinet, but City have had the better of their local rivals during the last couple of years. Last November’s 1-0 victory at the Etihad Stadium was the fourth successive derby win for City. The last time they achieved that feat was 60 years ago. Finishing above City would represent a major coup for manager Louis van Gaal, especially after the way his team started the season. But, wary of the fact that seven matches remain, Young is not letting himself get too carried away despite United’s recent upturn in form. “It would be nice (to finish above City) but we are just taking each game as it comes,” the 29-year-old said. “It is obviously going to be another tough one against City next week but we will prepare as well as we can do as we always do.” Young’s form has been key to United’s recovery. The former Aston Villa midfielder has been so good recently that he has kept record signing Angel di Maria out of the United team. That has not been enough to get him back into the England squad though. Many tipped Young to earn an England recall after 19 months in the wilderness, but manager Roy Hodgson left him out of his squad to face Lithuania and Italy. Young revealed Hodgson did not call him to explain his absence from the 24-man party when it was announced. “There was no conversation (with Hodgson),” said Young, whose last England cap came against Ukraine in September 2013. “Obviously I will always want to represent my country. I was a little bit disappointed not to be in the squad, but I have just got to make sure I am playing well here at United and hopefully I will get the call at some time soon.” Ashley Young is desperate to avoid being part of the first United team to lose five successive Manchester derbies. United have never lost five straight matches to their local rivals and Young wants to end City’s dominance this weekend when the Blues come to Old Trafford. “That’s something you want to put right,” the United winger said when asked about City’s recent dominance in this fixture. “It will be another massive game.” Despite City’s recent success in derbies, United go into the match as favourites after registering five straight league wins. That run has helped United move into third, one point ahead of City, who slipped to their third defeat in five games at Crystal Palace on Monday. Young thinks United have a good chance of defeating the Barclays Premier League champions if they maintain their current form. He said: “We know it will be tough but as long as we can play the way we have shown, especially in the last few games, and add to that, it’s going to be a great game and hopefully we will get the three points. “We want to keep the momentum going and the positive play.” last_img read more