The penthouse features original Versace furniture. There are three large bedrooms.That apartment belonged to property development company owner Ron Bakir, who spent several million dollars turning what was a floor of ex-Raptis Group offices into a luxe penthouse, before listing the property for $12.5 million then cutting it to $9.95 million.“(The sale) gives me really good confidence in this complex,” said Mr Puljich, who is determined to sell soon after buying land at Paradise Waters.“It’s in the best location, right near everything.”The property is listed through Tolemy Stevens of Harcourts Luxury — Prestige Specialist. The spacious skyhome is the epitome of luxury.The builder and developer lived in the luxury penthouse with his late wife, and one of the couple’s four sons. “I travel all the time and it’s a good time to put it on the market so I decided to sell,” Mr Puljich said.“In this market it’s a fair price, it’s probably a discounted price.”The property features original Versace furniture and an opulent interior — think hand-sponged paint finishes, ornate inlaid and mirror-finish timber, Italian Crema marble floors, gilt and milk-glass light fittings and rich gold and black tapestry fabrics. The regal style is offset by the glittering views of the city, beaches and waterways from most rooms.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa20 hours agoPeter Puljich, vendor of 2481/23 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise. “We have three bedrooms, all with ensuites and all nicely appointed,” said Mr Puljich. “Although it’s the best position in the middle of Surfers, it’s very quiet up here.”Mr Puljich said the rooftop terrace, semi-enclosed and decked out with an indoor-outdoor dining room and barbecue kitchen, was one of the best vantage points to soak up the sun, which streamed through the north-facing penthouse on the 48th and 49th floors.“It is set up to be all-weather so it is nice to see the view of the sun coming up in the morning all the way through to the sun setting,” he said.The top level also features a large swimming pool, tiled in glass mosaics and offering sublime views. 2481/23 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise is on the market for $4.495 negotiable.ANOTHER penthouse in Chevron Renaissance has hit the market, just days after its neighbour set the Gold Coast penthouse record.The tower two northern penthouse has been listed for $4.495 million by its owner, retirement village developer Peter Puljich who bought off the plan in 2007. Each bedroom has a marble-lined ensuite. The rooftop terrace is suitable for all weather.Inside, the property boasts four high-speed security lifts, a soundproof cinema room with cocktail bar, twin studies and a casual lounge among its features.The spectacular skyhome is in good company, following the sale of the tower one penthouse for a record $9.5 million. Soaring windows make the most of the views.
After earning first team All-Big Ten honors twice, winning the 2013 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year Award and being named a 2013 national semifinalist for the Hermann Trophy — NCAA soccer’s Heisman — Wisconsin defender AJ Cochran was ready to move on to bigger things.Thursday the Houston Dynamo of Major League Soccer gave him that chance when the 20-year-old centerback was selected No. 16 overall in the MLS SuperDraft.Cochran, who would currently be in the middle of his junior year at UW, signed a Generation Adidas contract and participated in the MLS Combine last week, where he was projected by some analysts to go as high as No. 5. As a Generation Adidas signee, Cochran will not count against the Houston Dynamo’s salary cap and will have the opportunity to complete his college education later, paid for through his Generation Adidas contract.Known for his aerial prowess — a skill that gave Wisconsin a last-second win against then-reigning National Champions Indiana earlier this season — Cochran will be called upon to help anchor a team that made it all the way to the Eastern Conference Championship in 2013. Houston’s 2014 schedule is slated to kick off Mar. 8 at home against the New England Revolution.Cochran’s teammate, midfielder Tomislav Zadro also participated in the MLS Combine last week, and went undrafted through the first two rounds. The Superdraft will reconvene Tuesday for rounds three and four.