Renovated Gold Coast trawler Susii Salt hits the market

first_imgPlants are a common theme on Susii Salt. Photo by Richard Gosling Relaxing on the back deck. Photo by Richard Gosling“I have a passion for design, particularly place-making where I can take the history and the cultural aspect of a place and design it around that,’’ she said.“I’ve done big family homes and apartments but never a boat.“I actually hate boats but this gave me the chance to be creative with less stress.”More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa18 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThe rooftop deck. Photo by Richard GoslingThe trawler features a renovated living area with kitchen, bedroom, toilet, shower and rooftop deck. It has been freshly painted and rewired, new plumbing has been installed and it is styled to perfection.“On the outside it might look like a boat but on the inside, for all intents and purposes, it functions as an apartment,” Ms Kimber said.“People ask how I can get dressed and ready on a boat but it’s got a shower, a toilet and an iron to iron my clothes. Water views from every room. Photo by Richard GoslingWhile it’s illegal to permanently live on a boat docked at a house on the Gold Coast, Ms Kimber said Susii Salt could be easily towed to another location.“It is better going to someone who sees it as an extension to their home or as their home on a live-aboard marina as opposed to someone who sees it as a boat as it’s going to take a bit of work to get it up and running,” she said. Bridget Kimber is behind Susii Salt. Photo by Richard Gosling“I’ve sporadically lived back and forth and didn’t want to spend a lot of money on rent up here,” the mother-of-two said.“I looked for an apartment to buy but couldn’t find one – and then found this.”Ms Kimber said Susii Salt had been her creative project to work on outside of normal work hours. Susii Salt is for sale. Photo by Richard Gosling“It was all about making the space bigger and keeping everything low and small. “I have lots of foliage which brings the outside in. “In this way none of the comforts of home have been missed and the boat is incredibly functional as a one-bedroom apartment with 50sq m of living space and an enviable address.”But there’s another major catch – the engine may need an overhaul. Bridget Kimber has been working for 18 months on the GC and “Susii Salt” the boat was her “creative project”. Photo by Richard GoslingTALK about location location.This has 360-degree water views, an enviable spot and impeccable styling – but there’s a catch.Susii Salt is a former fishing trawler.Bridget Kimber is the brains behind the lovingly renovated boat. The 51-year-old lives in Melbourne but spent the past 18 months working on the Gold Coast on the gymnastics competition for the Commonwealth Games. The bedroom. Photo by Richard Gosling The kitchen. Photo by Richard GoslingSusii Salt is docked at Sorrento and is available from April. It’s on the market at $127,000.Email [email protected] for more information. The living area. Photo by Richard Goslinglast_img read more

Q&A with Red Storm beat writer Jon Perez of The Torch

first_imgNo. 2 Syracuse travels to Madison Square Garden to face St. John’s on Sunday at noon. The Red Storm has advanced from Big East bottom-dweller to NCAA Tournament hopeful in Steve Lavin’s fourth season as head coach.The Daily Orange caught up with Jon Perez, sports editor at The Torch, to talk about St. John’s and the challenges the Red Storm presents for Syracuse.The Daily Orange: Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim thinks St. John’s is a tournament team this year. The Red Storm is clearly improved from last season, but who or what has been the biggest difference thus far?Jon Perez: The biggest thing that has benefited to the success of the Red Storm is their depth. St. John’s is now three-deep at every position and it helps key players like D’Angelo Harrison and JaKarr Sampson stay out of foul trouble down the stretch of close ball games and keep their legs fresh.The D.O.: Does the team appear to be treating Sunday’s game as a rivalry game? How much has SU’s move to the Atlantic Coast Conference seemed to deflate that rivalry?AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJ.P.: A couple of players have said that this is the biggest game they’ve played in their careers. I’m not sure that they are treating it as a rivalry but more of a chance to show the nation that they can hang with the big boys in the orange. However for the fans, I don’t know what it’s like up north but it’s not hard to get under the skin of Red Storm fans. The whole battle of “New York’s Team” will always ratchet up energy for the fans that still do see Syracuse as a rival.The D.O.: D’Angelo Harrison has become a more potent scorer. What has been his biggest improvement?J.P.: I’d hate to break it to you, but D’Angelo Harrison has always been this good. He’s a natural scorer that needs a complimentary piece to support him. Harrison has been more consistent on his mid-range game but can also drive the lane and get to the line where sometimes he can be automatic.The D.O.: St. John’s is fifth in the country in field-goal percentage defense. What do you credit that success to?J.P.: St. John’s isn’t throwing out a three-guard lineup as much as they’ve done in the past. They have two defense-first players in Chris Obekpa and Sir’Dominic Pointer who can frustrate any opposing ball handler. There are even players with a scoring mentality that have been contributing on the defensive end as well; Harrison and Sampson have also been getting in on the act of frustrating their ball handlers.The D.O.: On an individual level, what makes Chris Obekpa such a good shot-blocker?J.P.: His teammates help him out a lot. Players like Orlando Sanchez, Sir’Dominic Pointer and JaKarr Sampson force a lot of defenders to rush their shot and out of nowhere comes Obekpa. He also finds a way to not draw a lot of contact with players driving the paint and that keeps him out of foul trouble early on in games. Comments Published on December 14, 2013 at 4:06 pm Contact Stephen: [email protected] | @Stephen_Bailey1 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more