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House prices increase in every major city except for one

<p>Australian house prices have rebounded in every capital city except for Melbourne, meanwhile properties in Byron Bay have surged by almost a third in the past year.</p> <p>Property sales group Domain revealed buyers returned to real estate during the September quarter as they braced for tax cuts to be fast-tracked. </p> <p>The coastal town is home to many famous celebrities such as Chris Hemsworth and Zac Efron and has seen a 29.6 per cent year-on-year surge in September.</p> <p>The average house price in Byron Bay is currently $1.16 million.</p> <p>Sydney, Australia’s biggest housing market, saw a 1.2 per cent increase in median house prices to $1.154 million during the September quarter, 6.8 per cent over the past year.</p> <p>Domain senior research analyst Nicola Powell said Sydney properties were now about $43,500 below the mid-2017 price peak.</p> <p>“Despite house values rising modestly, the pace of quarterly growth was almost four times lower than the same time last year,” she said.</p> <p>Buyers are attracted to the current market due to low interest rates, government tax cuts and other incentives.</p> <p>“Consumer confidence has made a remarkable rebound, boosted by the federal budget, success in containing the coronavirus and the prospect of further interest rate cuts,” Ms Powell said.</p> <p>“Strong buyer demand has absorbed rapidly rising new supply.”</p> <p>“With fewer investors and foreign interest, first home buyers are taking advantage of the reduced competition, government incentives and low mortgage rates.”</p> <p>Brisbane house prices have increased 0.4 per cent $596,316 over the September quarter, making last quarter's fall short-lived.</p> <p>“Brisbane's property values remain resilient given the economic impact of Covid-19,” Ms Powell said.</p> <p>“Price growth had been more subdued in the lead up to the Covid-19 outbreak compared to Sydney and Melbourne. Since the success in containing Covid-19 and restrictions have eased, property market confidence has lifted.”</p> <p>All capital cities recorded house price growth over the September quarter apart from Melbourne. </p> <p><strong>Australian house prices:</strong></p> <p>SYDNEY: Up 1.2 per cent to $1,154,406</p> <p>MELBOURNE: Flat at $875,980 </p> <p>BRISBANE: Up 0.4 per cent to $596,316</p> <p>ADELAIDE: Up 2.8 per cent to $564,927</p> <p>PERTH: Up 0.5 per cent to $534,336</p> <p>HOBART: Up 6.9 per cent to $555,754</p> <p>CANBERRA: Up 3.5 per cent to $817,810 </p> <p>DARWIN: Up 6.6 per cent to $539,463</p> <p>Source: Domain House Price Report for the September quarter of 2020 based on median house prices </p>

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Serena Williams gives rare look into beautiful home

<p><span>Serena Williams has given an update on her daughter Olympia from the comfort of her glamorous walk-in-wardrobe.</span><br /><br /><span>The star revealed she had signed her little girl up for tennis lessons on Thursday in an Instagram video, while perched behind her was her clothing and handbags.</span><br /><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7838404/serena-williams-3.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/4a2be5edc8404957b4262881273fa370" /><br /><span>The 39-year-old's items could be seen neatly placed in sectioned compartments, and fans could also see the room's lush wooden flooring.</span><br /><br /><span>As she walked around the stunning space, Serena explained: "I signed Olympia up for tennis lessons. Don't even start with me, because I'm not giving her tennis lessons.</span><br /><br /><span>“I signed her up for some, but the lady has no idea that it's my daughter.</span><br /><br /><span>“So we'll see how that goes. I'm not a pushy mum, but I know how I like techniques. I wanna make sure she's good."</span><br /><br /><span>The stars personalised show space for bag’s was also showing behind her along with a select few pairs of expensive footwear.</span><br /><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7838407/serena-williams.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/884ac43e24eb48048271c17b81e88277" /><br /><span>Serena is reportedly living in her stunning mansion that she has owned for over two decades, in Palm Beach, Florida.</span><br /><br /><span>The star is living with her husband Alexis Ohanian and daughter Olympia.</span></p> <p><span><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7838406/serena-williams-1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/26fcf5e316064b6b9c3ca64b40b9c807" /></span></p>

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Tears as Scotty Cam finally calls time on The Block

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text "> <p>Scotty Cam, host of <em>The Block</em> has finally ordered a coronavirus shutdown that would last for more than five weeks, much to the heartbreak of the contestants.</p> <p>Viewers have been watching on as the cast of the hit show became nervous as the world shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic.</p> <p>The episodes were filmed in March, so for some viewers, it was a harsh reminder of how tense things were just a few months ago.</p> <p>In an initial announcement, Cam was firm that the show would continue.</p> <p>"I've spoken directly to the federal minister and Victorian state ministry … and they have said to me that they would like to see us continue," he told the cast and crew. "Three words I didn't think I'd say today. Back to work!"</p> <p>Things changed quickly as there was a second emergency meeting during the episode.</p> <p>"We have been monitoring the situation hour-by-hour, and I'm afraid to say it's getting worse, not better. Obviously, we want to continue for as long as we can, and it's for a very good reason... It's not about making a TV show; it's about keeping everybody employed. our tradies, our crew."</p> <p>Cam explained that they had been working under the assumption that, should they go into lockdown, they would be able to get the contestants back to their home states safely.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CFYHMeQHNZq/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CFYHMeQHNZq/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">#TheBlock gets shut down, tonight 7.30pm on @Channel9.</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/theblock/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> The Block</a> (@theblock) on Sep 20, 2020 at 4:27pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>"But this morning, the UK government initiated a lockdown of its citizens without warning. Frankly, that's a risk I'm not willing to take," he said.</p> <p>"The most important thing to me is to get you guys back home to your families safely so you can ride this out together. You need to be with your loved ones. So, I'm shutting it down now."</p> <p>"I'm sorry it's come to this, but I'm really looking forward to getting you back here as soon as possible. Pack your bags gang, you're going home."</p> <p>The contestants would be waiting five and a half weeks in their homes before being asked to return by Cam and resume filming.</p> </div> </div> </div>

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Hemsworth brothers list stunning Malibu retreat for $4.9 million

<p><span>Australian brothers Chris, Liam and Luke Hemsworth are looking to let go of their Malibu home that they shared for $4.9 million.</span><br /><br /><span>Together the trio have lifted the price $1.45 million more than they paid for the place using a trust four years ago, real estate records show.</span><br /><br /><span>While there were not many changes made to the 4,612-square-foot floor plan, with its polished concrete floors, warm woody accents and shiny marble finishes - they did touch up the landscape and exterior of the house.</span><br /><br /><span>The home hosts four marvellous bedrooms, four bathrooms, a sunny chef’s kitchen and a wine cellar.</span><br /><br /><span>It also features a spacious media room that is decked out with purple walls and carpet floors.</span><br /><br /><span>The back patio includes a sauna and beyond that is serene tiered gardens that overlook a grassy lawn and unbelievable mountain dunes.</span><br /><br /><span>Altogether, the Malibu retreat is 1.3 acres and is above Point Dume.</span><br /><br /><span>Chris Hemsworth, 37, is best known for his role as Thor in the Marvel cinematic universe.</span><br /><br /><span>Liam Hemsworth, 30, gained fame for his role as Gale Hawthorne in “The Hunger Games” trilogy.</span><br /><br /><span>Luke Hemsworth, 39, plays the part of Ashley Stubbs on HBO’s critically acclaimed sci-fi western show “Westworld.”</span></p>

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The Block contestants suffer from second tragedy

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text "> <p>Tuesday's episode of <em>The Block</em> saw contestants hit with their second family tragedy within days of each other, as another contestant's grandparent has died during filming.</p> <p>NSW teacher Sarah's beloved grandmother had passed away, leaving her and husband George devastated.</p> <p>The episode started with Sarah refusing to leave her room as she grieves.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CE3ubkKp-tB/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CE3ubkKp-tB/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">"When you're on #TheBlock you just don't think those things happen. You think the world stops with you." 💔</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/theblock/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> The Block</a> (@theblock) on Sep 8, 2020 at 2:35am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The heartbreaking news came days after South Australian farmer couple Daniel and Jade briefly left the show as Daniel's grandfather had died.</p> <p>As they did with Daniel and Jade, <em>The Block’s </em>production team let Sarah and George know that family comes first.</p> <p>“I’ve heard, and I’m very, very, very sorry,” host Scott Cam tells the couple. “You’re away from home, and it’s a stressful time already for you … this is very sad.”</p> <p>“We’ll do whatever we can to make it a little bit better. I’ll get (foremen) Keith and Dan on the case. ‘This’ is not important – you just let us know when you need to go. We’ll fly you anywhere, fly you home, stay overnight, be with the family. Do not worry about this,” he tells them.</p> <p>The gesture brought the couple to tears.</p> <p>“<em>The Block </em>is not easy, and then to have stuff like that going on … it’s hard,” George says.</p> <p>The show has been rife with drama as the show episodes catch up with the coronavirus lockdown, leaving interstate couples to decide a new course of action.</p> <p>“What are you going to do with your kids?” one couple is asked. “I’ll walk home if I have to,” another interstate contestant declares.</p> <p>On day 35, production can no longer continue and Scott Cam makes a tough announcement.</p> <p>“I’m sorry it’s come to this – I’m shutting it down now,” Scott Cam announces, as contestants are shown weeping.</p> </div> </div> </div>

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“No-brainer”: Scott Cam splashes $2.2 million on Block building

<p><em>The Block’s</em> Scott Cam has been slowly building his multi-million-dollar property empire.</p> <p>To add to his growing list, he purchased an apartment from the gorgeous Art Deco building in Port Melbourne that was renovated back on <em>The Block</em> in 2016.</p> <p>The 57-year-old, who has hosted <em>The Block</em> for a decade now, quietly splashed $2.2 million on the bolthole in 2017.</p> <p>In total, he lives there for four months of the year. </p> <p>The apartment is located inside the former J. Kitchen &amp; Sons Art Deco soap factory and was renovated as part of a challenge on<em> The Block. </em></p> <p>“I loved this building so much I wanted to buy one of the apartments,” Scott told <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.heraldsun.com.au/entertainment/fiona-byrne/scott-cam-reveals-why-he-bought-his-own-piece-of-the-block/news-story/7b5ac89fcc42e9c8b3b89ae11f1d7fdb" target="_blank"><em>The Herald Sun</em></a>.   </p> <p>The apartment was built as part of a challenge on the show.</p> <p>While it wasn't auctioned off during <em>The Block's</em> finale, it was placed on the market after the show had wrapped. </p> <p>“When it became available, I said ‘yes’ and went to the bank and said can I borrow some money, I want to buy one of these things,” he explained. </p> <p>“To me it is a no-brainer buying a Block house,” said Scott.</p> <p>That is not the only impressive property that he owns, and his portfolio includes a glamorous $6.5 million trophy home in Sydney's exclusive suburb of Vaucluse. </p> <p>The Channel Nine star purchased the Mediterranean-style mansion for $4.6million in 2012, and it is now believed to be worth at least $6million.  </p> <p>The property has become the perfect family home for Scott, his wife Ann Cam and their three children, Sarah, Charlie, and Bill.</p>

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Doris Day’s California home listed for eye-watering price

<p>Doris Day’s home in Carmel Valley, California, has hit the market but her estate wont be raking in the profits for the grand property.</p> <p>The residence was where Day lived right up until her death in May 2019 at age 97.</p> <p>It has been listed by Sotheby's International Realty for $7.4 million.</p> <p>All of the proceeds from the sale will go towards Day's animal charity she founded in 1978, the Doris Day Animal Foundation (DDAF).</p> <p>The 12,400-square-foot home includes two expansive floors in the main home, a guest house, three lofts, two caretaker units, and a caretaker’s office.</p> <p>The main home rests on a knoll overlooking Carmel Valley and is also adjacent golf club so it holds captivating views at every direction.</p> <p>It includes three bedrooms, a kitchen with a dining area, a large living room with a Carmel stone fireplace, a library, and two offices.</p> <p>Fans of <em>The Doris Day Show </em>will also notice that the spiral staircase from the iconic CBS sitcom lies inside Day's main home.</p> <p>Day died on May 13, 2019 at her home.</p> <p>Her death followed closely after the beloved actress celebrated her 97th birthday.</p> <p>Bob Bashara, Day's business manager and close friend, told<span> </span><em><a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://over60.monday.com/boards/63889387/pulses/people.com" target="_blank">PEOPLE</a></em><span> </span>that the star "died peacefully” after a fulfilling life working on films and TV shows.</p> <p>“She lived by her most famous song,<span> </span><em>Que Sera, Sera</em>. That was her belief.</p> <p>“Whatever will be, will be, and there is a purpose for everything that happens and you need to get on with her life,” Bashara said. “She always looked forward and looked for the good in whatever happened.”    </p>

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See inside the Obama’s private residence of the White House

<p><span>The Obama family have shown off the inside of their apartment at the White House during Barack’s presidency to the world.</span><br /><span>A new book is taking readers inside the Obama White House, along with personal photographs of the residence and all four family members showing off the beautiful home.</span></p> <p><span>Barack, Michelle, Sasha, and Malia go in-depth to the home which interior designer Michael S. Smith redesigned.</span></p> <p><span>The family spent a total of $1.5 million of their own money on renovations and now they are letting the world see what the private sanctuary they created for themselves during Obama’s residency in a new volume called Designing History: The Extraordinary Art &amp; Style of the Obama White House.</span></p> <p><span>Among the rooms shown in the book includes the master bedroom that the President and the First Lady shared.</span></p> <p><span>Large windows allowed for the couple to have plenty of natural sunlight during their eight years stay.</span></p> <p><span>“It was personally very important to me to design a master bedroom that would be a true refuge for the president and first lady,” Smith - who co-authored the book with Margaret Russell - said.</span></p> <p><span>Detailed photos showed the neutral color palette, with walls covered in an oatmeal-colored Chinese wallpaper.</span></p> <p><span>The foreword, written by Michelle Obama reads that the new volume “shares one of the most comprehensive looks inside the White House in book publishing history”.</span></p> <p><span>According to the press release, it explores how the White House reflected “the youthful spirit of the first family and their vision of a more progressive, inclusive American society.”</span></p> <p><span>The gorgeous home that the family stayed in during Obama’s presidency is described as “both a historical document and a voyeur's delight.”</span></p> <p><span>The excerpt went on to say that the home showcased “a specific moment in time for the White House, the Obamas, and the American experience.”</span></p> <p><span>Also in the book, photos of the family’s personal sitting room was shown.</span></p> <p><span>Not only was it where famous politicians and celebrities around the world would have been entertained, but it featured an artwork that was loaned from the National Gallery of Art.</span></p> <p><span>“In an effort to lessen its formality, I covered the walls with a handwoven, spice-colored grass cloth that we had embroidered in a subtle arabesque pattern to add a layer of texture. The wallpaper’s dusky palette almost gave the effect of a paneled room,” Smith explained.</span></p> <p><span>Scroll through the gallery to see the incredible home here.</span></p>

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Health concerns for The Block star Scotty Cam

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text "> <p>Despite being in terrific shape, Scotty Cam has fans worried after a shocking injury on <em>The Block.</em></p> <p>The injury has caused speculation that the host could be calling "tools down" on himself, which would be devastating for fans as he has hosted the show on <em>Nine</em> since 2010.</p> <p>He revealed that he had been taken to hospital in an ambulance after the gruesome injury occurred.</p> <p>"My neck just gave way a bit from 40 years of toil," he says. "You get to my age and all of a sudden my neck was getting squashed and my vertebrae, the disc [blew out] and it squashed all the nerves.</p> <p>"I've got a fairly high pain threshold... but this was like 12 out of 10."</p> <p>Scared and worried, he called out to his wife Ann to call an ambulance and was raced to the hospital.</p> <p>He underwent a four-hour procedure on his neck and after five days in the hospital, he was sent home.</p> <p>An insider has revealed that the intense filming of <em>The Block</em> and his tendency to help out has begun to take its toll.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/B4wMf08lmaW/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B4wMf08lmaW/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Scotty Cam (@scottycamofficial)</a> on Nov 11, 2019 at 9:07pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>"He just can't be doing that kind of hard labour any more," a source close to the star told <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.nowtolove.com.au/reality-tv/the-block/scotty-cam-the-block-health-fears-65077" target="_blank" class="_e75a791d-denali-editor-page-rtflink"><em>Woman's Day</em></a>.</p> <p>"He's nearing 60 and he's put his body under a lot of strain over the years.</p> <p>"I know Ann wouldn't want him on that set much longer."</p> </div> </div> </div>

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Inside Kate and William's luxurious royal "apartment"

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text "> <p>Prince William and Kate Middleton's royal home is referred to as an 'apartment', but it's not like a unit like we're thinking.</p> <p>Many think of an apartment as a two-bedroom place, but Kate and William's apartment is more like a mini-mansion on the grounds of Kensington Palace.</p> <p>The residence is known as Apartment 1A and is where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge live with Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis when they're in London.</p> <p>A royal author has revealed what it's like in the apartment.</p> <p>"It's enormous... and it's like a piece of countryside in London," revealed royal author Ingrid Seward to <a rel="noopener" href="https://play.trueroyalty.tv/england-s-queens/videos/the-royal-beat-royal-women-of-kensington-palace" target="_blank" class="_e75a791d-denali-editor-page-rtflink">True Royalty's Royal Beat</a>.</p> <p>"It has 20 rooms from the basement to the attic, it is not a small house," she explained.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CDOMybUFTzB/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CDOMybUFTzB/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">📸 Fun behind the scenes in March recording #ThatPeterCrouchPodcast, as part of the #HeadsUp campaign. Thanks to everyone involved in making it all happen! #PassThePod</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/kensingtonroyal/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> Duke and Duchess of Cambridge</a> (@kensingtonroyal) on Jul 29, 2020 at 3:00am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>"All of these royal residences at Kensington Palace are called apartments, which of course makes people immediately think they are flats like the American term for an apartment. They are not."</p> <p>The homes are "joined terrace houses", with a lift, a gym and a $310,000 kitchen that the couple paid to renovate.</p> <p>Duchess Kate has helped decorate the home with the aid of an interior designer, though the furnishes have likely changed over the years as the family has grown.</p> </div> </div> </div>

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Inside Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban’s luxury New York condo

<p>Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban have recently expanded their real estate portfolio into the currently beleaguered city of New York.</p> <p>The celebrity duo picked up a condominium in one of the city’s most exclusive precincts, in a famous building whose luxury level is off the charts.</p> <p>According to <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.dirt.com/entertainers/actors/nicole-kidman-keith-urban-house-new-york-city-1203329681/" target="_blank"><em>Variety</em></a>, Nicole and Keith parted with a mere $3.5 million the 1600-square-foot, two-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom condo in Manhattan’s highly sought-after Tribeca area.</p> <p>Situated inside Tribeca’s famous clock tower building, which previously housed the massive New York Life Insurance Company, developers converted the entire building into luxury condominiums in 2018 – and now Nicole and Keith are the newest pair to call it home.</p> <p>Shared amenities that are available to all residents of the luxury building officially situated at <a rel="noopener" href="https://108leonard.com/" target="_blank">108 Leonard</a> include a gorgeous indoor pool, fully-equipped gym/fitness centre, dining areas, rooftop gardens and more.</p> <p>Whenever they stay there, Nicole and Keith will be sharing the building with 151 other beautifully well-appointed residences.</p> <p>Other condos in the luxurious building range from $1.5 million for less than 1,000 square feet, all the way up to $11.5 million for units that are more than 3,500 square feet, according to listings on real estate site Zillow.</p> <p>According to <em>Variety</em>, one of the amenities that drew Nicole and Keith’s attention to the building is the presence of a “sky garage”, which would allow their car to be lifted hydraulically right to their unit – giving them perfect protection from the paparazzi.</p> <p>Check out all the amazing images of the property below.</p> <p>IMAGES: <a rel="noopener" href="https://108leonard.com/" target="_blank">108 Leonard</a> / Wikimedia</p>

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There’s no place like home!

<p>After several months on the market, Judy Garland's former Hollywood Hills home – which Sammy Davis Jnr owned at one time – has sold for $4.675million, about $1.5 million shy of the original price tag.</p> <p>The 5,000 square feet Art Deco home overlooks LA’s Sunset Strip and was built in 1941 by John Elgin Woolf, an architect known for designing homes for celebs including Cary Grant and Bob Hope. </p> <p>Garland lived in the home from 1944 to 1948, along with then-husband Vincente Minnelli and their daughter, Liza Minnelli, who was born in 1946, according to <a rel="noopener" href="https://people.com/home/see-inside-judy-garlands-former-hollywood-hills-home-now-listed-for-6-million/" target="_blank">People</a>.</p> <p>The five bedroom, seven-and-a-half bathroom home sold for $1.5million below the property owner's original asking price, the <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2020-08-21/judy-garlands-former-hollywood-hills-haunt-sells-for-4-675-million" target="_blank">Los Angeles Times</a> reported.  </p> <p>The three-story home features multiple decks and patios, which offer up grand views of Los Angeles and the canyon, as well as an indoor-outdoor living room and a master suite with a private balcony. </p> <p>Also among the home's features are a screening room with a hidden bookshelf door that leads to a secret bedroom.</p> <p>The listing also included a pool/guesthouse, which features a custom fireplace, marble bar, billiards room and sleeping loft. </p> <p>The property sits on a third of an acre of land, which includes landscaped gardens full of bamboo, tropical plants and fruit trees and a swimming pool. </p> <p>Despite having been tweaked in the years since Garland owned the home, many of Woolf's original design elements – such as his detailed railings – and floor plans remain.   </p> <p>The room that once belonged to baby Liza Minnelli still exists next to the downstairs living room space, as does the “Judy Garland Suite” – the original master bedroom – which is behind a floor-to-ceiling bookcase.  </p> <p>An additional hidden room in the home lies behind a walk-in closet and dressing area. </p> <p>After Garland moved out of the home, it was bought by comedian and actor Wally Cox, who then sold it to Davis Jr. in 1955, expanded the property and tacked on the pool house. </p> <p>Real estate company Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties said in its listing that the guesthouse was meant to be a place where music could be recorded or late-night parties could be held so that they wouldn't disturb Davis Jr's children who slept in the main house. </p> <p>While Davis Jr. owned the home, rock act The Band lived and recorded music there.</p> <p>According to online real estate records, the house was on the market for 181 days before being sold on August 5 after originally being listed for $5.2million. It appears the home was initially listed on the market in February for $6.129million.</p> <p>IMAGES: <a rel="noopener" href="http://www.mls.com/" target="_blank">MLS</a> Real Estate Listings / Wikimedia</p>

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Pete Evans selling Sydney home for $3.2 million

<p>Celebrity chef Pete Evans is bidding farewell to Sydney’s eastern suburbs, putting his near-new Malabar property on the market just months after offloading his former home across the street.</p> <p>The former <em>My Kitchen Rules</em> judge and wife Nicola Robinson, a former model-turned-wellness advocate, listed their five-bedroom Austral Street property – which was originally purchased by Evans and Robinson in 2014 for $1.27 million before it was knocked down and rebuilt.</p> <p>Earlier in the year the couple sold their other Malabar home in an off-market deal worth $2.76 million.</p> <p>The two-storey home sits on a corner block and offers a chef-designed kitchen with a butler’s pantry, an open-plan living area with an al fresco entertaining room, a main suite with an open ensuite and walk-in wardrobe, three bathrooms and a double garage.</p> <p>Then there are the more distinctive extras one may expect from the man who has become known as Paleo Pete – a wellness studio with an infrared sauna, a heated magnesium lap pool, an ozone spa, indoor/outdoor gymnasiums, a skateboard ramp and a trampoline.</p> <p>The two-year-old residence also has Tesla solar panels and a powerwall, as well as fluoride/chlorine-free water, according to the listing.</p> <p>After living there for about 18 months, the pair decided it was time to put the home on the market, as they’ll be spending more time in northern NSW with Evans preparing to open a healing clinic in Byron Bay, said selling agent <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.domain.com.au/real-estate-agent/peter-goulding-1373038/" target="_blank">Peter Goulding</a> of <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.domain.com.au/real-estate-agencies/ngfarahptyltd-2134/" target="_blank">N G Farah.</a></p> <p>“It is a stunning ultra-modern coastal home in a great pocket of the south-eastern suburbs … the extras will appeal to a lot of people,” Mr Goulding said of the property with a $3.2 million price guide.</p> <p><strong>IMAGES:</strong> Instagram / N G Farah</p>

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Priscilla Presley’s Beverly Hills mansion up for sale

<p>Priscilla Presley has finally decided to part with the Beverly Hills mansion she called her “sanctuary” for so many years thanks to its beauty and seclusion.</p> <p>According to the LA Times, Ms Presley – now 70 years of age – has listed the home for $16m, after she bought the mansion in the 1970s to be close to her ex-husband Elvis.</p> <p>Built in 1951 and listed with Beverly Hills Real Estate company <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.hiltonhyland.com/" target="_blank">Hilton &amp; Hyland</a>, the home boasts seven bedrooms, eight-and-a-half bathrooms, a tile-lined swimming pool, tennis court and more.</p> <p>The estate is set behind a gated entry way, and is tucked between lush trees providing privacy.</p> <p>“Available for the first time in over 45 years,” writes realtor Jonah Wilson in the listing, “this private enclave is nestled on over one acre of verdant grounds within the city limits of Beverly Hills”.</p> <p>Priscilla described the estate as a sanctuary because it's secluded, hidden behind a gate and surrounded by lines of trees.</p> <p>Inside, the house features vaulted ceilings, with exposed beams in dark wood and matching framed archways.</p> <p>Dark wood runs through the home, also featured in window panes, sculpted pillars throughout and panelling in the library/den combination room.</p> <p>A large ensuite has double sinks and mirrors on a dark wood vanity, with velvet drapes providing coverage to personal items. Stone work lines the glass shower, and tub tucked under a window.</p> <p>The swimming pool is surrounded by gardens, a covered seating area, stone work and a statue.</p> <p>A Steinway &amp; Sons grand piano sits under a chandelier in the corner of one of the rooms. Check out just some of the amazing interior and exterior images below.</p> <p><strong>IMAGES:</strong> <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.hiltonhyland.com/" target="_blank">Hilton &amp; Hyland Beverly Hills Real Estate Agents</a></p>

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Radiant as ever! Meghan and Harry return to spotlight

<p><span>Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are returning to the spotlight by teaming up with young activists to change the online scene.</span><br /><br /><span>The couple made a special appearance from their new home in Santa Barbara with leaders from the Queen's Commonwealth Trust who are working to make digital media a force for good.</span><br /><br /><span>While speaking via video call, Harry joked about feeling old.</span><br /><br /><span>"You've got to stop, we're not old!" Meghan replied.</span><br /><br /><span>"But it's true," Harry said. "This is the world you're going to inherit."</span><br /><br /><span>Meghan quickly added, "And Archie!"</span><br /><br /><span>"And Archie," Harry repeated. "It's on all of us collectively to make the world a better place...and we are."</span><br /><br /><span>Chief executive of the QCT Nicola Brentnall led the 30-minute conversation.</span><br /><br /><span>He managed to bring together four young leaders working to make the digital space safe for everyone: Brighton Kaoma, Founder of Agents of Change Foundation in Zambia; Hunter Johnson, Founder of The Man Cave in Australia; Rosie Thomas, Co-Founder of Project Rockit in Australia; and Vee Kativhu, Study &amp; Empowerment YouTuber and Founder of "Empowered by Vee."</span><br /><br /><span>Prince Harry, 35, spoke about Queen Elizabeth's goals in the modern Commonwealth.</span><br /><br /><span>He spoke about the importance of young people having a voice due to the ever-changing digital landscape.</span><br /><br /><span>"I think everything my grandmother wanted to achieve when she took this huge responsibility on, she’s managed," he said.</span><br /><br /><span>"Hearing you guys, and knowing the broad spectrum that QCT engulfs, you’re the definition of the 21st century Commonwealth, and what it means to be part of it. You are there, standing for equality, for mutual respect and for fairness."</span><br /><br /><span>Meghan, 39, also spoke during the digital conversation, and spoke about how the coronavirus pandemic has driven people online to connect.</span><br /><br /><span>"Everyone's mental and emotional well-being are perhaps more fragile than ever before, certainly with COVID and our dependability on devices right now in the absence of human interaction," she said.</span><br /><br /><span>“People are going online more than ever before to feel community."</span></p>

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