The new owners won’t need to go out for fancy dinners. The living area boasts ocean views. Phillip Di Bella, who is renowned for his popular business Di Bella Coffee, has sold his Gold Coast apartment for millions. Picture: Alex Coppel.COFFEE king Phillip Di Bella has sold his glitzy Surfers Paradise apartment in a multimillion-dollar deal.The three-bedroom residence, which takes up the entire fourth floor of the Allure building at 1 Northcliffe Tce, was snapped up within 30 days of First National Surfers Paradise taking over the marketing.Russell Rollington, who marketed it with agency principal Rob Rollington, wouldn’t disclose the price but said it sold for “around the $3 million mark” last week. The apartment in Surfer Paradise’s Allure building is unique.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa16 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“The successful buyer is Brisbane based and purchased (the apartment) as a holiday home,” Mr Rollington said.“The buyer was sourced from our database and not actively looking at the time, we sent him the details and a deal was finalised that week.”It was listed for $3.15 million.Mr Rollington said properties like this were in high demand.“We are finding increased interest and inquiry on premium beachfront properties, with limited supply and strong buyer demand locally, from Brisbane and interstate,” he said.Mr Di Bella is renowned for his popular business Di Bella Coffee, which began as a small coffee roasting operation in Brisbane in 2002. What a view! Not a bad view to wake up to either.He and wife Gianna listed their Gold Coast apartment in December last year under another real estate agency.While they loved it, Mr Di Bella said earlier this year that they had only spent about 20 nights there in more than two years.“We love the Gold Coast and it was always our wish to own an apartment in Allure, and we were able to buy one as they are very rarely available,’’ he said.“We plan to spend more time in Queenstown, New Zealand, where we have built a spectacular home.“It’s a four-level house on Queenstown Hill with views over Lake Wakatipu.” Even the kitchen has views.
Batesville, In. — The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for “Community Service Award”, “Community Impact Award” and “Educator of the Year.” The winners will be formally announced at the 2018 Appreciation Dinner on January 24.Please present nominations on a separate piece of paper that includes as much information as possible to enable officials to make an informed decision. For more information call 812-934-3101.Click here for an online link to the nomination form.