Energy, Environment, National Issues, Press Release, Public Health, Statement Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf issued the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Trump Administration’s rolling back of current fuel efficiency standards, which is projected to increase costs for Pennsylvanians on gasoline:“Once again, the Trump Administration is siding with big oil and gas companies over families in Pennsylvania. Today’s decision will mean small business owners paying more to transport their goods and get to job sites and families paying more to drive to work or their child’s school. This decision flies in the face of what’s best for consumers and the environment. The EPA’s action to weaken fuel economy standards hurts Pennsylvania’s consumers, workers, and everyone who wants to breathe cleaner air. Fuel economy standards are lowering gas bills, spurring innovation to create jobs, keeping air cleaner, and creating demand for cleaner domestic energy and renewable technology.“The current standards have led to the development of new technologies, manufacturing innovation, and new jobs throughout the U.S., while reducing consumer costs at the gas pump. These standards were developed with substantial public input and rely on scientific evidence to promote advanced vehicle technologies and reduce air pollution, while saving Pennsylvanians at the pump. Pure and simple, this is a betrayal of the same people the President claims he is fighting for.“Thanks to the Clean Car Standards, the 2018 Ford F-150 gets better gas mileage than a 2010 Taurus. At a time when advanced manufacturers are expanding in Pennsylvania and more than 7,500 workers in the state are employed in manufacturing the high-tech components of these vehicles and developing the next generation of vehicle technologies, we need to encourage innovation, not turn back the clock.” Governor Wolf: Trump Fuel Economy Rollback Betrays PA Consumers, Workers August 02, 2018 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
Economy, Environment, Human Services, Infrastructure, Press Release, PSA Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the federal government has granted his request for Public Assistance to reimburse state agencies, county and municipal governments and other eligible private non-profits for costs associated with severe storms that brought heavy rainfall and severe flash flooding to parts of Pennsylvania from August 10 to 15, 2018.“Historic rainfall this summer created a financial disaster for many communities across the state,” Governor Wolf said. “We hope that our request for Individual Assistance, which was submitted at the same time, is also granted.”Public Assistance was awarded to the following counties: Bradford, Columbia, Lackawanna, Lycoming, Montour, Schuylkill, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga and Wyoming. The governor’s request for Individual Assistance, which would make a variety of programs available to citizens to meet their recovery needs, is still under review by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).Through the Public Assistance program, applicants can be reimbursed up to 75 percent of the costs incurred on eligible expenses, such as but not limited to: costs associated with paying overtime, repairs to damaged infrastructure, equipment rentals and materials.Over the coming weeks, staff from the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency will hold meetings with applicants to thoroughly review all application documentation before forwarding it to FEMA. The process is expected to take several weeks, and all reimbursements are handled electronically.In order to request Public Assistance, the commonwealth overall must meet a threshold of $19,053,569. Estimated costs associated with this incident period total nearly $62.8 million. The governor signed a Proclamation of Disaster Emergency, which is a required step in order to request federal aid, for this storm on August 17 Commonwealth Receives Federal Aid for Severe Storms in August SHARE Email Facebook Twitter November 27, 2018
Infrastructure, Press Release, Restore Pennsylvania Hopewell Twp., PA – Governor Tom Wolf today visited Hopewell Township to learn how Raccoon Creek continues to flood the adjacent Green Garden Plaza Shopping Center, threatening center tenants and nearby industrial parks, and to detail how Restore Pennsylvania can help offset loss and damage from frequent flooding. Gov. Wolf was joined by Rep. Rob Matzie and county and township officials on the visit.“After decades of neglect and little help from the federal government to repair ongoing flood damage, Pennsylvania communities are struggling,” Gov. Wolf said. “Restore Pennsylvania is necessary to address our legacy infrastructure needs and will help make Pennsylvania a leader in the 21st century. The flooding mitigation needs of Hopewell Township are not unique, but they are necessary, and long overdue. Restore Pennsylvania can help.”Governor Wolf recently proposed Restore Pennsylvania to provide funding to help towns and cities prepare for flooding and severe weather, upgrade flood walls and levees, replace high-hazard dams, and conduct stream restoration and maintenance.Restore Pennsylvania also will establish a disaster relief trust fund to assist individuals who suffer losses that are not compensated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency or other programs.In 2004, Hurricane Ivan caused Raccoon Creek to overflow and destroy the Green Garden Plaza Shopping Center. The center, which houses the only large grocery store in the area, was rebuilt, but tenants are met regularly with the need to plan for flooding when rains are heavy – a more frequent occurrence as Pennsylvania experienced the wettest year on record in 2018.“Governor Wolf is no stranger to our community,” Rep. Rob Matzie said. “He has showed his support time and time again. When he announced his Restore PA initiative, one of the areas that stood out to me was the governor’s recognition of the need for flood mitigation. So, I am thrilled to have him come to Green Garden Plaza to give him a firsthand look at the economic recovery there, and, most importantly, the water management challenges that remain.”Restore Pennsylvania is an ambitious infrastructure initiative funded by the monetization of a commonsense severance tax. Restore Pennsylvania will invest $4.5 billion over the next four years in significant high-impact projects throughout the commonwealth to help catapult Pennsylvania ahead of every state in the country in terms of technology, development, and infrastructure.Encompassing new and expanded programs to address five priority infrastructure areas including high speed internet access, storm preparedness and disaster recovery, downstream manufacturing, business development, and energy infrastructure, demolition, revitalization, and renewal, and transportation capital projects, Restore Pennsylvania projects will be driven by local input about community needs.Projects identified by local stakeholders will be evaluated through a competitive process to ensure that high priority, high impact projects are funded and needs across Pennsylvania are met.View the full Restore Pennsylvania plan. March 29, 2019 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Visits Beaver County, Details How Restore Pennsylvania Can Help Offset Loss and Damage from Flooding
December 04, 2019 Pittsburgh Brewers Guild Update and Expansion: Expand upon the 30+-member PBG’s foundation and increase industry awareness and beer tourism across the Pittsburgh region by updating the Pittsburgh Brewery Guide and website and re-launching Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week.Pittsburgh Brewers Guild$75,000 Gluten-Free Beer Production in Pennsylvania Using Unmalted Grains: Evaluation of the use of unmalted grains and enzyme supplementation for several non-barley/wheat gluten-free grains in order to develop best practices for producing sufficient levels of fermentable sugars and free amino nitrogen for gluten-free beers.Darrell Cockburn, Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences$53,514 Meeting of the Malts: The Growler Awards: Expansion of The Meeting of the Malts, the signature annual event of the Brewers of Pennsylvania, transforming the traditional panel discussion, beer pairing dinner, and beer festival into an industry awards event including all beer entities within the Commonwealth and serving as the primary meeting place to celebrate the successes of the Pennsylvania craft beer industry and discuss industry challenges and trends.Brewers of Pennsylvania$25,000 Increasing the Participation of the Black Community in PA Craft Beer: Increase the awareness, knowledge, and experience of black people in craft beer and support and promote the Pennsylvania beer industry by offering educational opportunities (workshops, site visits, trainings) to drinkers, hop growers, and potential brewers in black communities in the greater Pittsburgh area.Black Brew Culture (Amber Epps Consulting & Mike Potter)$130,350 Governor Wolf Announces $1.2 Million in PLCB Grants to Develop and Promote Pennsylvania Beers Grant Project:Grantee:Grant Amount: Educating Agricultural Producers on Legal Considerations Associated with Hops Production on Leased Land: Through creation of educational materials, this project will address commodity-specific legal issues, including lease preparation, of concern to agricultural producers considering undertaking or continuing cultivation of hops, thereby increasing hops cultivated in Pennsylvania and increasing agricultural and beer industry economic development.Ross Pifer, Penn State Center for Agricultural and Shale Law$13,998 Use of Wheat and Rye Middlings (Four Milling Byproducts) in Beer Brewing: Middlings, a byproduct of polished flour production typically sold as animal feed, present a potential low-cost solution for brewers to preserve grain flavors in lower-ABV beers. This research initiative will explore best practices for utilizing these grain byproducts during the brewing process, including full-scale testing with local brewpubs.Ryan Elias, Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences$83,790 Craft Beer Value Chain Development: Expanding Hops Processing in Western Pennsylvania: A first-of-its-kind-in-Pennsylvania research and development/outreach and education project aiming to increase the market share of local hops in Pennsylvania’s craft brewing industry by increasing the shelf life of locally sourced hops through improved processing and storage methods, increasing brewers’ access to local hops, and expanding local hop growing.Maria Graziani, Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences$56,258 Economy, Press Release Governor Tom Wolf today announced the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) has approved $1.2 million in grants for 18 projects to increase the production of Pennsylvania-made malt and brewed beverages and enhance the Pennsylvania beer industry through promotion, marketing, and research-based programs and projects.“Pennsylvania’s craft brewers are some of the most innovative, entrepreneurial people in the food and beverage industry,” said Governor Wolf. “These grants will support the innovation that has made Pennsylvania number one and will help keep us on top. By investing in the industry as a whole, increasing the quality and availability of locally-sourced ingredients, and building the consumer base, we are working to strategically sustain growth.”Act 39 of 2016 created the Pennsylvania Malt and Brewed Beverages Industry Promotion Board and authorized the PLCB to approve up to $1 million annually for development and marketing of the Pennsylvania beer industry. The Pennsylvania Fiscal Code also allows for unallocated grant funds to be made available in subsequent years.Since the first two rounds of beer grants awarded more than $1.5 million ($704,985 in 2017 and $816,412 in 2018) to projects, the Pennsylvania Malt and Brewed Beverages Industry Promotion Board recommended utilizing some of the unallocated grant funds from prior rounds for this current round of projects.The grant projects, summarized as follows, were recommended for approval to the PLCB by the Pennsylvania Malt and Brewed Beverages Industry Promotion Board. Poured in Pennsylvania, The Series: This series will follow the same themes, stories, and creative approach as the documentary Poured in Pennsylvania, funded through a previous grant cycle. The series – featuring 16 to 20 episodes, each 30 to 45 minutes in length and digitally distributed via Amazon Prime – will explore the state’s craft beer industry, including its impact in agriculture, tourism, and the economy in order to both educate viewers and spur beer tourism throughout Pennsylvania.GK Visual, LLC$120,000 Allegheny County Craft Brewery Tourism Campaign: A public relations and marketing campaign to increase awareness of Pittsburgh’s craft brewery scene in out-of-market audiences and attract new visitors to the 30+ breweries in the Allegheny County region. Tactics will include participation in an out-of-market craft beer event to promote the Pittsburgh brewery scene, development of a library of photo and video assets showcasing Pittsburgh’s brewing industry, a craft brewery tourism press tour, and digital and social media advertising.Visit Pittsburgh$75,000 Pennsylvania Brewing Symposium: Expansion of the one-day Brewing Symposium hosted by Brewers of Pennsylvania for the last five years to a two-day professional development event, inviting presenters and attendees to share research and experiences, gain insight, discuss the science and business of brewing, and network. Past grant recipients will be invited to deliver updates on their research and findings to the Pennsylvania brewing industry.Brewers of Pennsylvania$71,000 Grain Drying Proposal to Increase Quality and Production of Pennsylvania Malting Barley: Development of an economical, carbon-neutral drying process that will support increased production of Pennsylvania malting barley, prevent malting-quality barley from being rejected due to moisture levels, and increase the amount of Pennsylvania-grown malting barley available to Pennsylvania malt houses, all without impacting premiums paid to Pennsylvania farmers.CNC Malting Co.$88,640 Development of a Quality Testing Program to Support Pennsylvania Raw Materials and Malt Beverages: Creation of the first analytical lab dedicated solely to malt beverages in Pennsylvania, which will improve accessibility to affordable testing for farmers and brewers, provide assistance and education in quality production for farmers and manufacturers, and empower businesses to respond to quality concerns and build their own quality programs.University of the Sciences in Philadelphia Brewing Science Program$97,299 Cumberland Valley Beer Trail Marketing & Visitation Increase: Enhance promotion of the 29-location Cumberland Valley Beer Trail through eye-catching advertising wraps on 20 full-time rideshare vehicles for three months (mid-June through mid-September) in Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia, in order to increase the sale of malt and brewed beverages produced in Cumberland County and the surrounding region and increase sales and visitation to other businesses in the area through beer tourism.Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation$35,000 Construction of an Economical and Efficient Hop Dryer: Grant funds will be used to build an efficient and inexpensive hop dryer that will be able to handle 700 to 800 pounds of wet hops every 12 hours. Assuming the project is successful, mass production of this affordable dryer would allow growers with 2 to 3 acres of hops to avoid significant start-up costs associated with commercially available dryers.Douglas Clayton, Hop Stop Farm$3,821 Use of β-Glucosidase Enzymes to Improve Flavor and Aroma Yield from Hops: Evaluate the use of glucosidases to increase flavor and aroma extraction from hops during several stages in the brewing process. As consumer interest in heavily hopped beers grows, this research has the potential to provide the Pennsylvania brewing industry with a novel way to reduce hop costs while maintaining hop flavor and aroma quality and intensity.Ryan Elias, Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences$82,840 Education and Marketing of Grain/Malt Produced for Commonwealth Brewed Beverages: Strengthening of the grain and malt value chain in Pennsylvania through enhancement of two events that continue to grow each year: the Philadelphia Grain & Malt Symposium, a technical conference and networking event showcasing Pennsylvania brews using local grains and malts, and the Malt-A-Palooza field day, an education and marketing event celebrating local agriculture and featuring malter demonstrations, brewer expositions, farmer education, and entertainment.Deer Creek Malthouse$47,561 Cultivation of Two Unique Pennsylvania Varieties of Hops on Sonco Pipe Trellis System: Purchase of the Sonco Pipe trellis system to compare its cost-effectiveness and durability for hop growing in comparison to conventional Larch poles, along with propagation of two unique Pennsylvania hop varieties.Douglas Clayton, Hop Stop Farm$5,184.20 Beer Tourism Grant for the Craft Beer Trail of Greater Philadelphia: Grant will allow Visit Philadelphia to market and promote greater Philadelphia’s craft beer and breweries in order to boost Philadelphia and Pennsylvania’s image as one of the country’s top destinations for craft beer; generate positive economic impact by driving visitation to Pennsylvania breweries; increase the number of breweries people visit; and increase the amount of money people spend at regional breweries. This grant builds upon a similar grant issued for October 2019 through June 2020 and extends funding through June 2021.Visit Philadelphia$150,000 In addition to the beer grants awarded since 2017, the PLCB has awarded nearly $4 million in grants for the development and promotion of the Pennsylvania wine industry.The PLCB regulates the distribution of beverage alcohol in Pennsylvania, operates 600 wine and spirits stores statewide, and licenses 20,000 alcohol producers, retailers, and handlers. The PLCB also works to reduce and prevent dangerous and underage drinking through partnerships with schools, community groups, and licensees. Taxes and store profits – totaling nearly $18.5 billion since the agency’s inception – are returned to Pennsylvania’s General Fund, which finances Pennsylvania’s schools, health and human services programs, law enforcement, and public safety initiatives, among other important public services. The PLCB also provides financial support for the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement, the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, other state agencies, and local municipalities across the state. For more information about the PLCB, visit www.lcb.pa.gov. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
Australian swimming stars Cate and Bronte Campbell at Bondi Beach. Picture: Gregg PorteousSWIMMING champion Cate Campbell is on the hunt for a new home.Sister Bronte moved out of their Bowen Hills apartment in December to Coorparoo, and Cate’s looking to follow although is extending her house search area to Morningside and Hawthorne.“I’m looking for a bit of greenery after being in an apartment for three years and right next to train tracks and a main road,” Cate said.The plan is to buy a large house which friends can share. Cate and Bronte Campbell. Picture: Julie Kiriacoudis“I love living by myself but I can see myself turning into a hermit so I’ll have friends rent rooms off me,” Cate said.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 investor9 hours ago“And probably do most of the gardening. “I enjoy the outdoors but I’m a terrible green thumb.”A pool is not on Cate’s list of property must-haves.“I spent so much time in the pool it’s not something I’m rally keen on having,” she said.“I wouldn’t use it but friends are keen on me having a pool so it’s not a deal breaker.“I would be open to a spa though.”Shannon Harvey, from Place Estate Agents Bulimba, is assisting Cate in her search.It’s not the first time Ms Harvey has helped a high-profile athlete hunt for a home.“I’m currently working with a Reds player on a house but no permission to reveal who,” she said.“I have worked with a few Reds players, Firebirds players, Lions players and coaches, and the Suns coach.”
The agent fielded eight written offers before the auction.On auction day, 15 registered bidders looked to make it theirs, but it was a Brisbane buyer who landed the home at the near $1-million-price tag.According to Mr Murray the buyer has experience with renovations.“We’ve got a happy buyer and a happy seller — but it exceeded expectations for sure.“I think there’s still a lot of growth. I think we’re just at the point where the pin is about to drop and were about to see a lot more of these big sales — especially in unrenovated, well positioned, well marketed property.”Mr Murray says although the sale was to a local purchaser, interstate interest in Brisbane is growing.“People coming up from the southern states looking to buy something that close to the city on a 405sq m for under a million dollars is unheard of down there, whereas they come up here and you could almost buy two for the price of one.” This Brisbane ‘renovator’s delight’ has sold at auction for $970,000.Buyers are fronting up big dollars for fixer-upper homes in some of Brisbane’s best suburbs — and it could be just the beginning if the $970,000 sale of 10 Bernhard St, Paddington is any indication. The agent believes demand for unrenovated property in Paddington is only just ramping up. 10 Bernhard St Paddington will require some work to unearth its full potential.The three-bedroom, one-bathroom renovator’s delight sits on an elevated 405sq m allotment close to cool cafe’s and boutique retail, but it will take quite a bit of work to unearth a grand residence from the modest home.While at this stage the property only has ‘city glimpses’, there is potential to take things up a notch, according to Andrew Murray, sales agent at Ray White Paddington.Mr Murray said he was able to leverage off previous selling campaigns and brings an extraordinary level of competition to Bernhard St.“I had a couple of properties recently that I sold — unrenovated cottages in Paddington.”More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours agoMr Murray said the property had a great sales campaign with 93 groups at open homes, 25 private inspections and eight written offers before auction.“Given the amount of work we put in, it didn’t surprise me,” he said.
Fancy a swim?More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North4 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“Our last home was pretty similar and it was only a couple of blocks from where we are now on 13th Avenue,” Mrs Todd said.“Chris and I have been living in Palm Beach all our lives and we have just watched as the market is getting crazier and crazier.” How would you like to cook in this kitchen?The house was vendors Belinda and Chris Todd’s “dream design”.In less than eight weeks, the couple transformed an original 1970s house into a breathtaking Hamptons-style home.Built by Rick Addinsall from Addinsall Constructions, Mrs Todd told the Gold Coast Bulletin they were keen to create a Hamptons home in Palm Beach. This stunning Hamptons home at 25 Denawen St, Palm Beach sold for $1.39 million on the weekend.A PICTURE perfect Hamptons-style home in Palm Beach has sold for $1.39 million.The four-bedroom, three-bedroom house at 25 Denawen St sold under the hammer on the weekend through McGrath agents Andy Hogarth and Laura Dean. The facade is classic Hamptons style.The stunning residence exudes luxury on both levels. White and bright living spaces are paired with timber flooring and high ceilings. Other features include an entertaining area, timber joinery and American oak floors. No expense was spared in the design of this Palm Beach home.Mrs Todd said the couple were inspired by the suburb and the beach lifestyle.“We didn’t want to do a modern Hamptons — instead we had our minds on a really classic style,” she said.“The style is really on trend and it suits the Coast so well.” Inside is just as stylish.The couple said they bought the home last year in May and began to transform it, starting with knocking down the old home.“I think we only took a break around Christmas,” Mrs Todd said. “It all happened pretty quickly.”
One of the living spaces at 8 Firtree St, Capalaba.“We had all the kids’ graduation and birthday parties there. “I think the toughest thing to say goodbye to will be all the memories.” The home is being marketed by Gail and Ian Gobey of Sash & Gable Real Estate and it will go to auction at 10.30am on October 14. The home at 8 Firtree St, Capalaba.The property has a grand driveway and well-maintained lawns and gardens. Inside, there is a sunken lounge room, and an open-plan kitchen and dining area. The kitchen has granite benchtops, new appliances and a breakfast bar, while timber and glass bi-fold doors in the dining area open out to the outdoor entertaining area. The home at 8 Firtree St, Capalaba.This sprawling home on a private 6000sq m block is going under the hammer in Capalaba. Owner Allan Todd said he bought the property at 8 Firtree St in 1990 as a family home. “We’d just had our third child and we were looking for acreage, and to get away from all the shops and distractions,” he said. “I was born in Wynnum and the progression out to acreage was pretty standard for my generation.” The kitchen and dining area at 8 Firtree St, Capalaba.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020Off the dining room, there is a rumpus room with a built-in bar and a second set of bi-fold doors opening out to the outdoors. There are three downstairs bedrooms — one with a private courtyard. There are also an office, a laundry, a bathroom and a home theatre with sound proofing. Upstairs, the master bedroom has a dressing room and an ensuite, and the second bedroom also has an ensuite. The outdoor entertaining area at 8 Firtree St, Capalaba.Outside, the covered entertainment area flows out to the in-ground swimming pool and a poolside gazebo. Mr Todd said the property was a great place to entertain. “When our kids were at school, it was the party house of Ormiston College,” he said.
The value in this property was not so much the home but the land.Mr O’Kelly marketed it as “a project with potential” warning prospective buyers that they had to “come ready to renovate or explore your options to redevelop — the choice is yours for this property that requires a major overhaul in this highly sought after locale”.The realestate.com.au median house price in the suburb was $882,500 last week, with two bedders at $694,250, three bedders at $785,000 and four bedders at $1.035m. An investor could see rent around the $500 a week mark which is the suburb median, though three bedders were sitting around $485 a week and four bedders at $648 a week. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK Potential galore at this Coorparoo home. Lots of sugar soap and elbow grease needed here. The outside’s not too flash either. 400 Chatsworth Road, Coorparoo, sold for $578,000 over the weekend.IF these walls could talk they would probably be saying “save me” but therein lay the charm for a buyer in Brisbane over the weekend who paid over half a million dollars for the ultimate fixer-upper.Tarpaulin and tape patching up a wall, peeling paint, an overgrown yard and multiple layers of dirt were just the start of the state of disrepair in this home but all were not enough to prevent it from being sold on Saturday.Simon O’Kelly of the Public Trustee of Queensland saw it land $578,000 proving the three bedroom, single bathroom, single parking space house was clearly not judged by its looks but its potential. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours agoNot pretty but this patch job must have been effective. These walls have definitely seen better days.The home at 400 Chatsworth Road, Coorparoo was on a 607sq m block zoned low density residential with CoreLogic showing the valuation for the land at half a million dollars.The last time this property sold was 30 years ago according to property records, for just $63,000.Subject to council approval, the property held strong potential for someone wanting to start from scratch, according to the PTQ.Coorparoo was considered a high demand suburb by realestate.com.au with twice the number of visits per property as the Queensland average and amenities including the Whites Hill Reserve, Camp Hill State School, Whites Hill State College and just 6km from the Brisbane CBD.
Could get used to lazing around enjoying the ocean views. Even the bathrooms have views! The Calypso Towers penthouse at 88 Marine Pde, Coolangatta, sold for $3.35m at auction on Saturday, April 28.A COOLANGATTA penthouse with panoramic ocean, skyline and Hinterland views has sold under the hammer for more than $3 million.The Calypso Towers skyhome at 88 Marine Parade went to auction on Saturday evening, fetching $3.35 million. Not the worst way to wake up every day. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa17 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThis kitchen is versatile and modern.Ray White Broadbeach Mermaid Waters agents Sam Guo and Julia Kuo marketed the apartment, which takes up the 20th and 21st floors.Mr Guo said an interstate buyer snapped up the property.“They did the inspection with me and they looked at it really thoroughly,” Mr Guo said.He said the auction was well attended, with plenty of spectators watching the sale unfold.“We had 30 to 40 people and I think it was around three registered bidders,” Mr Guo said.“The bidding kicked off at $3 million.“I think both parties are really happy.”Mr Guo and Mrs Kuo described the luxury residence online as one that “redefines sophisticated skyhome living” with an “array of bespoke, customised finishes”. Admire the coastline from every angle. One of the apartment’s four bathrooms.These include imported antique wooden doors, hand-selected 200-year-old reclaimed polished hardwood floors and marble, granite and stainless-steel features throughout.The apartment has an open floorplan with a lounge and family room at its heart.This opens onto the main balcony, which wraps around the building and overlooks the ocean.Each of the three bedrooms have ensuites and access to one of the property’s five balconies.The upstairs entertaining retreat with kitchenette and access to two balconies is a standout feature.