MAR 7-13, 2018 ISSUE 1167
Star struck Sarah Jane Walsh channels Hollywood glam to restore a vintage shopping landmark
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There’s an art to honouring the past while planning the future. The Watson family seem to have nailed it when updating their grandparent’s former house to something more suitable for the modern family (P26). And then there are the antique and vintage homewares retailers (P10), striving to create a new generation of devotees to the preloved furniture market. These clever businesspeople are wisely capitalising on the trend to add “era” wares to a base of good quality contemporary furniture, decorator items (P28) and clothing (P22). Author Janita Cunnington’s latest book honours the memory of the 1974 Brisbane flood by bringing it to life for a new cohort of readers (P12). Comedian Nick Cody, on the other hand, is planning for a uniquely interesting future where Gold Coast residents heckle him for suggesting they are unable to understand his jokes (P15).
THEN AND NOW 1891: Recognise this watering hole? This painting depicts (in the lower right of the above image) publican Elizabeth Burton’s “new” Normanby Hotel, Red Hill, just after its 1890 construction. The brick building replaced a timber structure built circa 1872. In 1917, the Burtons added the facade that today’s patrons would recognise (inset). That same family owned the hotel for 65 years, selling it to Castlemaine-Perkins for the equivalent of $5 million in today’s money. It’s now on the market and is tipped to fetch more than $20 million for co-owners Michael Dempsey and Otto Wilhelm, who bought it in 1999 and subsequently spent $4 million renovating it. Main image: State Library of Queensland.
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Finding her feet Fiona Purdon Mia Heathcote grew up among the tutus and silk ribbons of the Australian Ballet and dreamt of the day she would dance for the company. Her father, Helpmann Award-winning Steven Heathcote, was principal artist there for two decades, and her mother, Kathy (then Reid), was also a star. Mia was still a student at The Australian Ballet School, in Melbourne, when she was offered a spot with Queensland Ballet in 2014 at just 18. She had a very hard decision to make. “To be completely honest, I had no clue this would be the path I would take,” she says. “The Australian Ballet had been a home for me for a long time ... I grew up surrounded by the company. “I was very reluctant to audition (for Queensland Ballet) at first because I was scared I was not ready but then I realised I had to let go of my fear. It took me by surprise when I was offered a job. I saw (artistic director) Li (Cunxin) was doing exciting things with the company and I wanted to part of it. “It has been great to come to Brisbane and find my identity as a dancer and as a person.’’ Now, following a string of eye-catching lead roles, she has been upgraded to soloist status. “The promotion has made me more determined to work harder and to push myself even more,’’ says Mia, 22, who lives at West End. “This year is full of really exciting ballets ... including La Bayadere (Mar 16-31). I remember watching the ballet as a child, but this is my first time performing in it. Like most of the classic ballets it is a love story full of betrayal and brutality.’’ Mia is also looking forward to taking A Midsummer Night’s Dream to Melbourne (Oct 3-7) and dancing in her birth city. LA BAYADERE, Mar 16-31, Playhouse, QPAC queenslandballet.com.au
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Belinda Seeney B-listers in nought but sheer curtains need to tell (their stylists) their time is up By the time you read this, Hollywood’s awards season will be but a hazy memory. Red carpets rolled up, spilt champagne mopped up and the entertainment industry’s collective hangover slowly abating. While those golden statuettes are highly coveted, everyone knows the ceremony is just a postscript to the main event: the red carpet arrivals. You’d be hard pressed to recall the 2001 winner of best original screenplay (it was Cameron Crowe for Almost Famous) but mention Icelandic singer Bjork and it triggers flashbacks to the swan dress she wore that year, complete with egg-shaped handbag she “laid” on the red carpet. The aim of the game is to stand out with flamboyant frocks and envelope-pushing ensembles generating more column inches than all the “For Your Consideration” advertisements combined. I adore the spectacle, gasping and giggling in equal measure at the get-ups the stars trot out.
Often themes emerge from one awards show to the next and I can’t help but wonder if the stars’ stylists are in cahoots. Is there a group chat or a closed Facebook group where they secretly plot their fashion agenda? I highly doubt Tinseltown’s finest woke up one morning and collectively declared they wear only orange to the 2013 Golden Globes. This awards season two main themes stood out: women in pants, and a sea of black spotlighting the #TimesUp movement. Both looks occasionally veered off-script. Take the pants suits, a trend that emerged at the Golden Globes with actors Claire Foy and Lena Waithe both rocking tailored tuxedos. Christina Hendricks, torn between a gown and comfy slacks, split the difference and wore both. By the time the Grammys rolled around, trousers were a force to be reckoned with, and not always for good. Miley Cyrus looked fierce in a strapless velvet jumpsuit, Anna
Kendricks forgot to pop a shirt under her ’80s-inspired grey plaid suit, Alessia Cara simply pulled on her trackie pants and Eve BeDazzled the bejeezus out of her suit. By the looks of their embellished flared pants suits, it seems poor Kesha, Cyndi Lauper and Janelle Monae all got lost en route to the Country Music Awards. Black gowns reigned at the Golden Globes. Predictably, a few attentionseekers ignored the sombre dress code but for the most part, the unified look made an elegant statement. I’m not sure what statement blackclad attendees at the BAFTAs were trying to make but the bevy of Blisters in nought but sheer curtains, sequins and feathers need to tell whoever dressed them their time is up. It’s not even an original look. If they could turn back time, they’d realise the queen of red carpet clangers, Cher already rocked the Showgirls-meets-Maleficent-meetsLast of the Mohicans look in 1986.
I’m thinking of modifying my diet. Thinking of doing something isn’t the same as actually doing it though, is it? They say the thought is father to the deed but in my case this is almost never true. I’ve thought of modifying my diet in the past but it has never really worked out, not in recent times at least. I’m too set in my ways. Not that I eat that badly but I must admit that I do have a sweet tooth and I drink too much coffee. But when I was a young fellow I did modify my diet, quite drastically, at times. As a lithe, long-haired teenage surfie I went vegetarian for a while and lived on soy beans and those sausages that aren’t really sausages even though they are shaped like them. I was a vego for a few years and I ate really well if a tad voraciously. Surfing morning and afternoon does make one a tad esurient. Things eventually went to hell.
At uni I developed an ulcer which may or may not have been due to a new diet of cigarettes, stout and dinners of peanut butter eaten straight from the jar. I went to see all sorts of medicos and witch doctors for this complaint and ended up on a diet that might have satisfied a rabbit but not a human being. It involved lots of juices and yoghurt and herbal teas. I read that the herb comfrey was good for ulcers so I planted a patch at home. The neighbours regarded my sudden interest in herb cultivation with some suspicion, I think. Due to my funny tummy I fiddled with various diets over a decade or so. I even tried the Stone Age diet at one stage which I guess was the precursor of the Paleo diet of today. In the end, in utter frustration, I gave up and reverted to eating normal food, which was a relief. But every now and then I get the urge to clean up my act. I did this a
Phil Brown few years ago and foolishly went to see a naturopath who had been recommended to me. Her idea of a good time was carrot sticks for morning tea. I was so mortified at that suggestion that it had a kind of reverse psychology effect on me. That is, I went home and immediately scoffed a whole packet of Arnott’s barbecue Shapes. And I have never eaten carrot sticks for morning tea – I stick to either two digestive biscuits or two Hobnobs. And that wasn’t prescribed by anyone. I know I need to eat more fruit and vegies but I also know that it would be foolish of me to try to make any major changes to my diet because my natural inclination is to rebel against such strictures. As for modifying my diet, as I said, I’m thinking of it. I won’t actually do it. But I am thinking of it.
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It’s showtime for Brisbane’s antique scene with emporiums enticing a new generation of customers with movie screenings, great coffee, and striking store fit-outs. Leading the charge is Camp Hill Antique Centre owner Sarah Jane Walsh who is drawing on her film background to bring some silver screen pizzazz to her new premises. “I want to recreate the excitement of being on a film set,” says Sarah Jane, a former assistant director on films including PJ Hogan’s Peter Pan. “It’s like you are putting on a show every day of the week, you need to create that fun and exciting atmosphere. Every morning I open the doors I say, ‘Lights, music and action’ and at the end of the day, when I close up, I say ‘That’s a wrap’. “We are not boring retail ... it is about the ‘wow’ factor’.” And Sarah Jane found the perfect venue for her vision – the Planet picture theatre in Old Cleveland Rd, formerly the headquarters of a Pentecostal religious group. Built in 1956, the building has undergone a $1.2 million revamp and now houses 70 dealers. With her partner Paul Butler, himself an ARIA-nominated film
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EMPIRE LINES … Olivia Baines (top) at Empire Revival, Paddington. Pictures: AAP/Renae Droop
The theatre has had a recent facelift with the peachy tones of the 1980s making way for the vintage colour eau de nil, a beautiful blue-green hue popular in the 1930s. “We want people to come in and have a look,” Suzy says. “This is an iconic Queensland building and was once a very popular picture theatre. We feel we are still on show and we are bringing theatre back to retail.” Suzy is also pushing to make antique centres more relevant by offering services such as custommade recycled furniture. “We can’t stick with a model which worked well in the 1980s, you have to keep up with people’s changing tastes,’’ she says. A top-seller is custom vintageinspired lampshades by Brisbane
SNAPPY DRESSER … Eclectic finds at Camp Hill Antiques; Empire Revival owner Suzy Baines. Picture: AAP/Renae Droop TO TOWN … Vintage clothing enthusiast Marion Caudell. Picture: AAP/Ric Frearson
siblings Elizabeth Sachs and Catherine Cornish (Sachs and Cornish). “Their consulting hours … are always booked out. They use old and new bases and beautiful fabrics,’’ Suzy says. “We are selling unique pieces to make a room shine.’’ Traditional lines of glass and ceramics remain popular, as well as estate jewellery. Southside Antiques manager Rhonda McGuigan, whose family has owned the business since 1986, agrees that antique jewellery is in demand, along with military memorabilia
(medals and uniforms from World War I), and pre-1950s vintage fashion. “Vintage has been a trend for a while. The youngsters started it but now all ages are following,’’ she says. One of Queensland’s few vintage clothing specialists, Christine Redenius, who is based at Southside Antiques, sources her pieces from around Queensland and the US. “Vintage is not throwaway clothing – the material and the detail are incredible,’’ she says. One of Christine’s best customers is Marion Caudell who has been
buying vintage clothing for 20 years and has 100 pieces. “The fabrics are elegant and gorgeous,’’ says Marion, a member of Brisbane’s Vintage Mafia. Back at Camp Hill Antique Centre, Sarah Jane and Paul have seen a lift in demand for vintage typewriters, cameras, and mid-century furniture. “People are aware of leaving carbon footprints so they are looking for secondhand pieces,’’ Sarah Jane says. “Furniture that is already 30 or 40 years old is not going to fall apart tomorrow, it has already stood the test of time.” Happily, she says, antiques are for everyone. “You can be three or 93 and enjoy them. It’s nice to see a grandparent explaining to their grandchild how things used to be.”
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FLOW ON … Janita Cunnington’s new book is set during the 1974 flood. Picture: AAP/Ric Frearson
Frantically torn-up books burn in a wood-fired kitchen oven as a pregnant woman comforts her two children. Tanks patrol the street below as they shelter in the flat belonging to a family desperately afraid for their lives. In that moment, Brisbane author Janita Cunnington vowed to seek a quieter life. Janita and her then partner, political activist Brian Laver, were in Prague in 1968 when 250,000 troops stormed the city during what would become known as the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia. “We were there when the tanks rolled in. I was terrified,” Janita says. “I made a bargain with fates that if we all got out I would never complain ever again.” The experience left an indelible mark. Echoes of it can be found in the
pages of Janita’s second novel, Child of Mine, about a neighbourhood besieged by a different disaster, the 1974 Brisbane flood. In 1968, Brian was sent to Europe by his employer, the Trades and Labour Council of Queensland, to attend the anti-Vietnam War, propeace World Youth Festival in Bulgaria. Janita, pregnant with their third child, and the couple’s two children, went too. After the festival, they decided to visit Prague and arrived in the Czech capital before trouble began. The “Prague Spring” – the liberalisation of the country while it was still under strict Communist rule – was in full bloom. But the Soviet Union and its allies were not happy that their iron fist was losing its grip on the country, a sentiment made clear on August 21. “We heard planes going overhead and looked out the window to see they had huge bellies on them,” she
says. “We thought it was an exercise. Later, there was this terrific din in the street below. We looked out and there were tanks rolling past. The round bellies of the planes had been (full of) tanks. They’d flown them all in. “We were put up by the kind family of an interpreter we’d met, and she, her parents and I ripped up their English-language books and burnt them in a big oven so they wouldn’t be discovered. It was not that long after World War II and they had frightening memories of it and thought it was happening again. “We got out after about a week, with a bus-load of Norwegian geologists. I smuggled film out in a wig, and we crossed the border.” For Janita, who had served as an editor for Brisbane publishing house Jacaranda Press, at Milton, the book burning was “a dreadful thing”. “People ripping up books has always been a huge warning sign that
RIOT OF SPRING … Author Janita Cunnington was in Prague when residents threw burning torches to try to stop Soviet tanks during the 1968 invasion.
something is very wrong.” More than 130 Czechoslovakians were killed in the two days of what was called Operation Danube. Her life now on Stradbroke Island is what she wished for in that smoky room. She has spent the past two decades living at Point Lookout with second husband Col Cunnington, their blended family of six children and eight grandchildren. The pair volunteer as bush carers, are members of musical groups, and Col was named 2017 Redland City Council Senior Citizen of the Year. “It’s quiet of course,” she says of her island home. “There’s a beautiful
natural seascape, contrasting beaches – life in the outside world is a delight. And the community here is terrific.” In the latest book, teacher Maggie takes in neighbours from a rental house when it is claimed by the 1974 floodwaters, which destroyed 8000 houses and killed 16 people. Among the flood refugees is hippie Donna Birtles, and her infant daughter Flower. Donna stays on long after the water recedes, later abandoning her daughter to Maggie’s care, only to return to claim her back years later. “This story gelled when I was reminiscing with a friend about the 1974 flood. She had been flooded
in and a boat came along and rescued her. She stayed at her neighbour’s place – she never knew the person before she was in his company day and night. I was quite taken with the idea of the disruption of normal life that occurs during a flood, not just because it makes life (logistically) difficult, but it breaks down walls, it makes it possible to have relationships with people you otherwise would never have contact with.” One scene, where Maggie’s lounge room is filled with flood refugees and unexpected camaraderie, seems a gentler version of Janita’s experience in that room in Prague. But that’s where the similarities end. The dinghies ferrying people around Brisbane’s flooded streets were symbols of rescue and hope. Tanks rarely rescue. CHILD OF MINE, Bantam Australia, $33, out now.
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As well as the stand-up, Nick is well known for regular appearances on the Channel 10 show Have You Been Paying Attention? He’s also one of only a handful of Australians to have performed on Conan O’Brien’s late night talk show in the US. In the past year Nick has continued to whip around the globe, clocking up frequent flyer points and comedy festivals. The 30-year-old says he saves a lot of time on tour by having a beard. “Make-up for TV takes half the time because they only have half the face to do. It also means I save on sunscreen,” he says. Later this year Nick will become a star of the big screen when feature film The Merger is released. He’s also excited to be trying for a baby with his wife, actor Lucia Smyrk. His laid-back approach to life means he rarely gets stressed. “I try to have a laugh even when things are going badly. That’s the way to handle life,” he says. NICK CODY: LOOSE UNIT, Mar 6-11, Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm. brisbanecomedyfestival.com
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Mystery bags GALLERIES Phil Brown His paintings look lively and contemporary but there’s a retro edge to Brazilian-American artist Jonni Cheatwood’s work. That often comes in the form of old hessian sacks, the sort once used for dog food or fodder for cattle and hogs. These are cleverly and meticulously sown into his canvases, which are collages featuring his painting and found objects. As well as produce sacks there is even an old mailbag in one work complete with a buckle that was attached to the bag hanging off the work. There are numerous little surprises such as this once you begin interrogating the surfaces of his artworks. Jonni flew to Brisbane from his home in Los Angeles last week for his show at TWFINEART in Fortitude Valley. The show is entitled Same Hero, New Boots and features a suite of largish pieces by the mostly selftaught artist. Jonni intertwines techniques and ideologies from abstract expressionism, surrealism and conceptual art. The gestural components remind one of cartoon drawings at times and it’s no surprise to hear that he is a fan of the cartoon strip Peanuts.
STITCH UP … Artist Jonni Cheatwood sews old hessian sacks and other objects into his paintings, which he dubs “scumbags”.
Some of the lines encapsulating the amoeba-shaped blobs of colour could almost morph into cartoon characters. And while his works are abstract they do not seem obscure. There’s a verve and liveliness and enough figuration to make the colours dance on the canvas. The titles are enigmatic to say the least and I’m not sure if anyone will work out their meanings. I couldn’t. Ask gallery director Tove Langridge ... he might know. One is entitled Every Panda is a Diamond to Someone, another is
called Me & Jon are in the Walnut Winners Club. Others are equally mystifying. As well as hessian sacking and old mailbags, Jonni uses materials from shops near his studio in Downtown LA, a district that was once on the skids but is now gentrified and bustling. “It's a great place to be,” Jonni says. “It feels like a neighbourhood.” He has only been painting for a decade or so, starting late and having no real training. He grew up in Arizona but moved to Los Angeles to further his art career.
He describes his paintings as “scumbags”. They are amalgamations of painterly marks and found objects applied to various fabrics, all stitched together to make the works coherent wholes. He sews them himself. “In fact my ultimate goal is to paint less and sew more and more,” Jonni says. Good luck with that.
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Director: Francis Lawrence Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts Running time: 140 minutes Jennifer Lawrence treads a fine line between post-femme fatale and sexual plaything in this good-looking spy thriller, which takes full advantage of its Eastern European backdrop. Due to her extraordinary skill as an actor, she never falters. After her career as a prima ballerina is cut tragically short (by a jealous rival), Dominika Egorova (Lawrence) and her invalid mother (Joely Richardson) face imminent eviction from their, by Western standards, modest Moscow flat. Egorova’s lecherous uncle Ivan (Schoenaerts), who is deputy director of Russia’s external intelligence agency, the SVR, comes up with a “rescue” plan. Involving her in the assassination of a high-profile businessman, he ensures Egorova has no choice but to enter the SVR’s sparrow program, or “whore school”. Through ritual degradation and humiliation the students are taught to use their bodies as weapons of the state, to paraphrase Charlotte Rampling’s sociopathic headmistress. There is nothing titillating about
Director: Fatih Akin Starring: Diane Kruger, Denis Moschitto, Numan Acar Running time: 106 minutes
these sex scenes, played by Lawrence with a kind of abject defiance – but they still feel disturbingly voyeuristic. On her first official mission, Egorova, codename Diva, travels to Budapest to smoke out a high-ranking Russian mole by earning the trust of his handler, Joel Edgerton’s CIA agent Nate Nash. Egorova’s survival depends on her ability to outmanoeuvre the bureaucratic bullies who have backed her into a corner. Not even the local bureau chief – a sexual predator with a thin skin for rejection – has her back. Egorova has nothing to rely on apart from her wits. Having directed three of the four
Hunger Games films, Francis Lawrence (no relation) knows how to direct his lead actor to her (and his) full advantage. Lawrence embraces the ambiguity of her character – Egorova is, by turns, victim, manipulator, and calculating double agent. Edgerton plays Nash as an essentially decent man in a morally bankrupt world. Schoenaerts’ bad guy is very, very good. While Red Sparrow is plotted like a potboiler, its director is aiming for something more cerebral. But as a tale of power and corruption the film lacks the necessary depth. It still has enough plot twists and turns to keep audiences guessing.
led a team of Green Berets deep into the Afghani mountains in a risky attack on a Taliban stronghold in the immediate wake of 9/11. Hemsworth, who has yet to completely emerge from the shadow of his breakthrough Marvel character Thor, plays him as a conventional
leading man. No matter how tangled the situation on the ground becomes, Nelson’s moral compass never falters. 12 Strong’s plot is similarly clear-cut. The success of the soldiers’ mission – across hundreds of kilometres of inhospitable terrain, in the face of insurmountable odds – is tailor-made for the blockbuster treatment. The horseback battle sequences are exceptionally well choreographed and the on-screen firepower is impressive. As an action adventure, 12 Strong barely falters, but its treatment of a complex geopolitical situation is disturbingly superficial. As such, it feels like a throwback to simpler, more black and white times.
12 STRONG (MA15+) hhhjj Director: Nicolai Fuglsig Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Michael Pena, Michael Shannon Running time: 130 minutes The US really could do with an uncomplicated hero as its longest war, in Afghanistan, drags on without any clear sense of resolution. Chris Hemsworth more than adequately fits the bill, despite – or perhaps because of – his Australian heritage. The Hollywood heart-throb plays Special Forces team leader Mitch Nelson, a fictionalised version of real-life soldier Mark Nutsch, who
German-American actor Diane Kruger (Troy, Inglourious Basterds) digs deep for what is, surprisingly, her first German-language role, as a woman gutted by the murder of her husband and six-year-old son. While the dialogue is sparing, Kruger’s variously numb, haunted, lost, angry and bitter body language speaks volumes (which won her Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival). In the film’s opening sequence, the undernourished wild child marries her boyfriend, Nuri (Numan Acar) – a handsome Turk in a white suit and dishevelled man bun – in a small but euphoric prison ceremony. The story then flashes forward. An older, more responsible Katja crosses the road with her six-yearold son Rocco (Rafael Santana). They are on their way to her husband’s office. A “model of rehabilitation”, as his lawyer refers to him, he is now a self-employed accountant and translator (often for fellow inmates). After spending the afternoon with a friend, Katja returns to pick up her family. The entire street is cordoned off. A bomb has exploded outside Nuri’s office. Two charred, dismembered bodies have been recovered. It will take time to confirm it’s her husband and son. For the next hour-and-a-half, In the Fade’s writer-director Fatih Akin focuses almost entirely on Katja and her painful struggle to come to terms with what has happened. Part revenge thriller, part police procedural, part meditation on grief, In the Fade sustains the tension throughout. As a moviegoer, you are never entirely sure where In The Fade is headed. But when it gets there, the final destination feels somehow right. VICKY ROACH
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Greek classics RESTAURANT Tony Harper Renata Roberts has made an art of picking the eyes out of food cultures and putting a gloss on them for the Australian market – Sichuan, Italian … and now Greek. Her latest, Stavros the Greek, is in the same Kenmore enclave as her original Sichuan Bang Bang and Pizzeria Violetta, although it’s bigger than either of them (possibly even both combined) and sports a smallish cocktail bar to the side called Sunset. What do you expect from a Greek menu? Calamari, for sure, and other seafoods. And lamb, dips, olives, plenty of garlic and lemon, soft cheeses (haloumi and feta), moussaka perhaps, yiros and baklava. If the menu was really delving you might get some offal or stifado. Stavros does most of the above plus some bigger dishes such as slow cooked lamb shoulder ($76; 4-6 people), soutzoukakia ($19), and flank steak ($24). It’s busy. Bookings are a necessity on the weekends and probably a wise choice at other times. And there are regulated seatings of 90 minutes’ duration. We landed at 5.30pm to a half-filled restaurant and watched it overflow within the hour. Panic didn’t quite set in, but there was some definite teetering of the service. Experienced staff seemed in control, but the less experienced struggled. Nevertheless we were well fed and watered before our 90 minutes were up.
STAVROS THE GREEK 4 Wongabel St, Kenmore Ph: 0412 347 325 Chef: Josh Inglis Dinner daily; lunch, Sun only Eftpos and major credit cards Vegetarian and gluten-free options On-street parking SCORES OUT OF 10 Food: 7 Drinks: 7.5 Vibe: 7.7 Service: 5.5 It’s white with (have a guess) blue accents, plenty of concertina windows and footpath seating. There’s a really snappy gin list (13 in total) with an equally impressive array of tonics; eight cocktails; a terrific list of whiskies, and a wine list (glass and bottle) that dabbles in Greek bottles but hedges its bets with plenty of other European and Australian wines. The smaller plates are really good. Garlic and white bean dip ($9), spanakopita ($17) and Barossa Valley haloumi ($16) are true to type, and come arrayed on some rather
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With the exception of the potatoes it’s pretty good food – bright, zesty, flavoursome and kind of anti-stodge. Even though I left with an extra few kilos in my belly, it wasn’t like I’d blown out with the Colonel. In fact the place, in general, is well conceived and cleverly put together – no real surprise considering Renata Roberts and her growing harem of restaurants. Sure, the staffing needs more polish (good staff are hard to find, and everyone must start somewhere), but there are enough skilled folk manning the floor to keep things trotting along.
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by the water Socialise in style with a Brisbane River backdrop Two magnesium pools, a spa, tennis court, putting green, private jetty and wine cellar are just some of the highlights of this prestigious property. The house sits on waterfront land with Brisbane River panoramas, and has a contemporary design with a seamless indoor-to-outdoor flow. The river-level entry foyer has
marble columns and double-height ceilings. A void in the hallway creates space and light, while the open-plan living and dining area has floor-toceiling glass doors opening to the outdoors. Features of the galley kitchen include a 5.3m-long island bench, integrated Miele ovens, stone benchtops and LED strip lighting. There’s also a butler’s pantry with a commercial cold room. It’s an entertainer’s paradise outside, with the pools, spa, terrace
HAWTHORNE 106-110 Virginia Ave Land: 2137sq m Inspect: By appointment Agent: David Price, Ray White East Brisbane; ph: 3906 2500 or 0413 485 572 For sale: By expressions of interest, closing March 16, 5pm
and built-in barbecue area oriented towards the river and city skyline vistas, while the main pool along the side of the house sits close to the tennis court and putting green. The riverfront main bedroom on the upper level has walk-in wardrobes, an ensuite, a gym and library, while other four bedrooms each have a walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite.
Coastal escape Five blocks of land on Bribie Island, each with a 16m frontage to the ocean, have been offered for sale from a 3235sq m site. Each block, with uninterrupted views, covers 647sq m and is zoned as general residential under the Moreton Bay planning scheme, with options for apartment development or individual houses. The blocks of land at 76 and 72
WOORIM 68-76 Rickman Pde Land: 3235sq m Inspect: By appointment Agent: Dwight Ferguson, Ray White Ascot; ph: 3868 7500 or 0412 385 720 Price: $775,000+ each
Rickman Pde have sold, with the block at 76 Rickman Pde enjoying a corner position and selling for $1.052 million. There is a price of $775,000-plus for the blocks at 68, 70 and 74 Rickman Pde.
Unit 2/29 Watson Street, Currimundi • • • • • •
Rare opportunity in tightly held precinct Caloundra’s premier beachfront location On a patrolled and dog friendly beach A stone’s throw to cafes and Currimundi Lake Astute buyers should move quickly Half interest in 822m2 of beachfront paradise
2 Auction In Rooms, The Events Centre, Caloundra Thursday, March 29 at 11am
Andrew Garland 0403 851 777
View Saturday & Sunday 1-1:30pm
A Modern 40* Acre Family Estate with Country Style ‘Flametrees’, 82km* Brisbane City and 7km* Woodford Village • Watch the sun rise and fall across the countryside from either of the two stylish homesteads • A self-suﬃcient life with 10kw solar system, bore + dams • Workshops, vegetable gardens, fruit trees and real ‘toy shops’ • 5min* local Woolies, hospital, schools and cale saleyards Escape to this stunning, modern country life on this picturesque as new family estate.
Aucon Friday 23 March 2018 10:30am Level 26, 111 Eagle Street, Brisbane
Peter Douglas 0407 172 101
View Sundays 10am
Ray White Rural Queensland
Jason Maমazzi 0419 650 343
Auction Classy, Yet Very Aﬀordable, Absolute Brisbane River City Acreage ‘Jedburgh’, 1/38A Scenic Rd, Kenmore, QLD • CIRCA 1884. One of the very few colonial homes on the river — and what a family home it is! • Only 12.5km* or 20min* Brisbane CBD. One of Brisbane’s long term blue chip suburbs • 1.3* private Botanical Gardens like acres — charming country living in the city • Frontage covers two reaches — doubling your wide reaching views up and down the river • Wet edge pool, N/S lit tennis court, deep water pontoon. Pony club next door A beaufully renovated colonial in peaceful and private rural seng with stunning river views. Perfect for the acve family close to the CBD. And the best bit? The very aﬀordable value!
Aucon Friday 23 March 2018 10:30am Lvl 26, 111 Eagle St, Brisbane View Saturdays and Sundays 10:30–11:30am (Park on Scenic Rd) Barry Quinn 0409 828 342 *approx.
RIVERFRONT This timelessly elegant Queenslander offers unrestricted space on a sprawling elevated 1,404m2 allotment fronting the banks of the Brisbane River.
GRACEVILLE 87A Bank Road
INSPECT Wednesday 6 – 6:30pm and Saturday & Sunday 11 – 11:30am
Enjoy the open plan living areas, and generously proportioned private spaces. Extensive outdoor areas open the home to the beauty of the surrounds, allowing a seamless indoor/ outdoor lifestyle with serene river views. Graceful interiors combine neutral tones, polished hardwood floors, leadlight windows and VJ walls. Natural light bathes each space and cooling river breezes flow throughout. The home is further enhanced by a spacious second living area, horizon edge pool and deep-water pontoon. The quiet cul-de-sac riverfront location in Graceville is just eight kilometres from the CBD, and is within walking distance of cafés and rail. For more visuals visit judygoodger.com
AUCTION Thursday 22 March at 6pm,
5 BED 4 BATH 4 CAR + POOL + JETT Y
Place Auction Rooms, 33 Lytton Rd, East Brisbane
Judy Goodger 0438 767 377 Ann-Karyn Fraser 0419 708 094 PLC-OP4121_BN_A
RIVERLIFE Luxury meets lifestyle… ‘Villagio’. Perfect north facing, penthouse style apartment.
INSPECT Thursday 6:30 – 7pm
SOUTH BRISBANE 6/212 Vulture Street
and Saturday & Sunday 12:30 – 1pm
This stunning sixth level South Bank apartment with a 349m² floorplan is in a boutique c omplex of onl y e ight f ull f lo or re sid e nc e s. W ith pa nora mic r i ve r a nd cit y v iews it encompasses free flowing rooms that emphasise a sense of unlimited space. Sliding glass doors open the home to a full length terrace promoting breathtaking views. Other outstanding features include an impressive media room, built-in surround sound system, C-Bus lighting, home office, built-in barbeque, direct lift access, separate storage and accommodation for four cars. Enjoy easy access to South Bank Parklands, CityCat, Goodwill Bridge and CBD. For more visuals visit judygoodger.com
3 BED 3 BATH 4 CAR + POOL
AUCTION Thursday 22 March at 6pm, Place Auction Rooms, 33 Lytton Rd, East Brisbane Judy Goodger 0438 767 377 Matthew Foote 0400 107 707 PLC-OP3882_BN_B
MASTERPIECE Spanning over 323m2 with explosive 270° uninterrupted views, PH 4102 is the pinnacle of splendour and luxury, complete with a four car garage.
INSPECT Wednesday 6 – 6:30pm and Saturday & Sunday 11 – 11:30am
BRISBANE CITY 4102/140 Alice Street As you enter PH 4102, you are treated with an enormous sense of space. The external curvilinear design creates open spaces throughout the living, dining and outdoor areas. The increased ceiling height and floor-to-ceiling glass throughout further enhance the penthouse feel. The master suite epitomises penthouse living with a bespoke walk-in robe and ensuite design while three further bathrooms, two bathrooms, media room, library, laundry and guest powder room service this home. No penthouse is complete without a four car garage. This large, ultra sophisticated residence is not to be missed.
4 BED 3 BATH 4 CAR + POOL
Buyers above $4,500,000
Simon Caulfield 0437 935 912 Courtney Maguire 0401 031 668 PLC-OP3882_BN_C
LUXEPOINT A stunning family home or downsizing alternative, within close proximity to CBD, schools, shops and transport.
KANGAROO POINT 39B Castlebar Street
INSPECT Thursday 6 – 6:30pm, Saturday 1 – 1:30pm and Sunday 12 – 12:30pm
With soaring ceilings, this four bedroom home has been designed with expanse at its core. 440m² of internal living space includes two living rooms and a modern open kitchen, complemented by multiple alfresco dining areas. The master suite, two separate entertaining areas and office are located on ground level. A media room and three further bedrooms, including second master with robe and ensuite, feature upstairs for children or guests. With a 20m lap pool, gym, sauna, and spa, this home will not disappoint large families or the downsizing empty nester.
AUCTION Thursday 22 March at 5:30pm, Place Auction Rooms, 33 Lytton Rd, East Brisbane
4 BED 3 BATH 3 CAR + POOL + JETT Y
Simon Caulfield 0437 935 912 Courtney Maguire 0401 031 668 PLC-OP3882_BN_D
This extraordinary five bedroom home is an architectural standout, designed for luxurious living and unforgettable entertaining with a city skyline backdrop.
BALMORAL 29 Ryan Avenue
INSPECT Thursday 6:30 – 7pm and Thursday 11 – 11:30am
The glass and concrete design of the residence was built to last, with interior spaces comprised of an open living/dining area with chef’s kitchen, top floor master suite and two other expansive bedrooms. Outside, the home’s resort-style personality is revealed – an infinity edge pool complete with spa, waterfall and landscaped gardens. Also featured are a media room, gym and cellar with bar. This home makes the most of its 506m2 allotment to bring high class family entertaining to the fore. Ideal for executives who require amenities and space to raise a family, this residence is a true suburban marvel.
AUCTION Tuesday 27 March at 6pm, Place Auction Rooms, 33 Lytton Rd, East Brisbane
5 BED 3 BATH 2 CAR + POOL
Sarah Hackett 0488 355 553 PLC-OP3882_BN_E
FIG TREE POCKET 74 Botticelli Street
INSPECT Saturday 2 – 2:30pm and Tuesday 6 – 6:30pm
Perfectly elevated on a generous 1573m2 allotment, this family residence is inviting with captivating views of the Brisbane River. Everything about this river front residence is calming and tranquil. Over a thoughtfully designed 586m2 floor plan, enjoy strikingly beautiful free flowing living areas inside and out. Home to five luxurious bedrooms, two impressive bathrooms plus powder room, separate formal lounge and dining area, a library, rumpus, office, home theatre and a state of the art kitchen with butler’s pantry, modern appliances and chic finishes including stone bench tops, this residence has it all.
AUCTION Thursday 22 March at 5:30pm, Place Auction Rooms, 33 Lytton Rd, East Brisbane
5 BED 2 BATH 2 CAR + POOL
KELVIN GROVE 11 Hampson Street
Ann-Karyn Fraser 0419 708 094
INSPECT Thursday 6 – 6:30pm
A stunning renovation of the highest calibre has transformed this classic Queenslander both inside and out, creating an idyllic family home of extraordinary space, style and superior quality. With multiple external entertaining areas and a stunning, private resort style pool providing the ultimate outdoor lifestyle. The free-flowing living domain is imbued with an unmistakable calming ambience with a streamlined kitchen featuring modern appliances and a servery window to the alfresco covered rear deck. Close to the Urban Village, schools, parks, bus stops, major arterial roads, Victoria Park Golf Course and CBD.
4 BED 3 BATH 2 CAR + POOL
Aaron Woolard 0421 145 386
and Saturday 12:30 – 1pm
AUCTION Friday 23 March at 6pm, on-site Mario Sultana 0428 282 223 Will Churchill 0401 996 025 PLC-OP4121_BN_F
Queensland Sothebyâ€™s International Realty welcomes Kelly Qualtrough and Sean Wallis to our Paddington Office.
We welcome our existing clients and all new clients to reach out to us. Kelly Qualtrough
0488 885 472 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Auction On-Site 10 Mar 10:00am View Saturday from 9:30am
Auction On-Site 17 March 1:00pm View Saturday 5:00 - 5:45pm Twilight Wednesday 5:00 -5:45pm
Auction On-Site 17 March 10am View Saturday 4:00 - 4:45pm Twilight Wednesday 6 - 6:45pm
38A Grays Road, HAMILTON Unique & Luxurious Lifestyle Retreat Architecturally designed to deliver a luxurious living experience, this residence is a flawless retreat in the heart of Hamilton. Light soaked interiors with premium finishes and serene views provide a superb setting for entertaining or relaxing with friends. Commanding an abundance of natural light and impeccable attention to detail, this luxury abode enjoys stunning views of the Brisbane River and City skyline.
Auction Sunday Morning 18th March 10:30am, On-Site Open for Inspection Thursday 8th March 6.15pm to 6.45pm Saturday 10th March 10.00am to 10.45am Contact Patrick McKinnon 0431 430 760 | firstname.lastname@example.org Aimee Carr 07 3828 2022 Coronis Hamilton Shop 4.03/39 Hercules Street, Hamilton coronis.com.au
20 Grays Road, HAMILTON 5
BRAND NEW HOME READY TO INSPECT This brand new home offers the homeowner a Hamilton Hill lifestyle which pairs elegance with impeccable craftsmanship created by award winning designers and builders. This palatial home has over 600m2 of internal living with multiple living areas, five spacious bedrooms, mono circular staircases, polished hardwood floors, free flowing interiors, airconditioning, security gates, intercom system and an internal elevator. Call today to arrange your inspection!
$2,799,000 Open for Inspection Thursday 8th March 5.30pm to 6.00pm Saturday 10th March 11.00am to 11.30am Contact Patrick McKinnon 0431 430 760 | email@example.com Aimee Carr 07 3828 2022 Coronis Hamilton Shop 4.03/39 Hercules Street coronis.com.au
9 Derby Street, HENDRA 5
FAULTLESS ARCHITECTURALLY DESIGNED HOME Positioned in one of Hendraâ€™s finest tree lined streets sits this faultless architecturally designed home by Profile Architecture sprawled over three expansive levels. If you have been looking for a superior home that strikes a balance between modern living and family functionality - you have most certainly found it! This property sets a new benchmark in blue ribbon luxury and provides remarkable quality which is in line with the Profile Architecture commitment to high-end design and attention to detail. Call today to arrange your inspection!
OFFERS OVER $2 MILLION Open for Inspection Wednesday 7th March 6.00pm to 6.30pm Saturday 10th March 12.00pm to 12.30pm Contact Patrick McKinnon 0431 430 760 | firstname.lastname@example.org Aimee Carr 07 3828 2022 Coronis Hamilton Shop 4.03/39 Hercules Street coronis.com.au
Modern colonial Offering a little piece of colonial bliss, this restored residence called Blenheim has all the character of an early 1900s home but with modern features including a pool, media room and heated towel racks. Established gardens surround the house, with a wraparound veranda providing a warm invite inside where three bedrooms are off a central polished timber hallway. Moving to the rear of the floor is a lounge room with a fireplace, a sitting room, custom-built Wyer and Craw kitchen and a dining room with a vaulted ceiling. From the dining room bi-fold doors open to a deck overlooking a back yard, heated saltwater pool and pizza oven with soil imported from Tuscany. Tucked away at the back of the
house is the main bedroom, complete with an ensuite with Carrara marble bench tops. Downstairs contains the media room, a bathroom and ample room for storage, including a surfboard rack and firewood pile for the pizza oven. There is also an office. Other period features of Blenheim include antique stained glass windows and original ornate breezeways, while the house also has a double garage.
CLAYFIELD 37 Queens Rd Land: 810sq m Inspect: By appointment Agent: Damon Lewis, Ray White New Farm; ph: 3254 1022, 0407 112 442 Price: $2.5 million
River King From its unique cliff top position high above a prized wide reach of the river, this striking near new designer contemporary showpiece with its sweeping 180 degree views North and extensive retinue of indulgent amenities including pontoon and jetty offers a privileged quality of life indeed. Gracing a large regulation shaped 948m2 allotment in a quiet off-shoot of its ultra-exclusive street, the grand architect designed 800m2+ home with its soaring living spaces and quality finishes is an enduring statement of bespoke modernity.
AUCTION ON SHOW APPLY DETAIL
15 King Arthur Tce, Tennyson
Saturday 17 March at 11am Saturday 1 - 1:30 Josephine Johnston-Rowell 0414 233 575 John Johnston 0409 44 33 22 Johnstondixon.com/15K
Imposing Riverfront Estate 39 Richmond Street, Corinda
This 920m² architectural tour de force and recent ‘Australian House of The Year’ graces a private north facing
Expressions of Interest Close 5pm Friday 23rd March
3,633m² estate ﬂanked by parkland, two street frontages, and a wide 32m of absolute river frontage. A design
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masterpiece of soaring living spaces, grand entertainment areas, rolling manicured grounds, unobstructed views,
Josephine Johnston-Rowell 0414 233 575 John Johnston 0409 44 33 22
and indulgent amenities, the property includes an 18m inﬁnity pool, theatre, cellar, and garaging | parking for 8 vehicles, and is convenient to St Aidan’s School, rail, boutique shopping and multiple large shopping centres.
THAT ENSURES • A HIGHLY COVETED BLUE RIBBON SETTING LIFESTYLE AND PRIVACY • QUIETLY SOLDTM •
MCQUIE FINE HOMES IS BRISBANE ’S ONLY GENUINE BOUTIQUE AGENCY. LARRY MCQUIE IS DEDICATED TO SELLING PRESTIGE PROPERTY DISCREETLY AND CREATIVELY.
This acreage property has been a labour of love for Annie Greene and Steve Groundwater, who added every little luxury to the house, including an eat-in wine cellar and 12-person cinema. The couple bought their home, known as Magnolia in 2016. It was a new build, but it had been abandoned in 2010. Fast forward 12 months and the
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439 BRISBANE CORSO, YERONGA
Land: 38ha Inspect: By appointment Agent: Judy Goodger and Matthew Foote, Place New Farm; ph: 3107 5111, 0438 767 377 (JG) or 0400 107 707 (MF) For sale: By negotiation
home was complete. “The residence was a 12-month labour of love,’’ Steve says. His favourite space is the sunken lounge room where they sit at night and look out over the rolling hills.
• Opportunity to buy into one of Brisbane’s best streets at an affordable price
• One of the few riverfront homes that did not ﬂood in 2011 ﬂoods • Refurbished home with option to live in now or build your dream home
SHELLY PEARSON 0411 5777 33
566 Reesville Rd
• 1,004m2 absolute waterfront block with pontoon
• Side access to park a boat or access for an in-ground pool
• 15min to CBD, walk to parks, Green Bridge, local cafes, quality schools, bikeways
INSPECT Mon: 5.30-6pm | Sat: 10-10.45am
To inﬁnity and beyond… Just a short stroll takes you to a plethora of award winning cafes, restaurants, bars and retail stores – enjoy all that Paddington has to o≠er.
37 View Street Paddington Imagine looking over Brisbane to NSW from this beautiful position in central Paddington, that’s what our owner thought when he bought the house for his Mum. She wanted to live in a lively, walk everywhere area and enjoy a view. A happy home that she loved is now available to be yours. This is a commanding site, mouth-watering in scope. With a post-war house and a recent DA approval for two lots; will you complete the subdivision? Or will you confer with architects and build a stunning home? Nothing short of phenomenal could do justice to these views, land size and existing street scape. Paddington in Brisbane is an aspirational suburb, best known for its character, co≠ee and proximity to the CBD. Locals enjoy a casual lifestyle of ﬁne dining, cafés, restaurants, and bars. They stroll past the boutique stores on Latrobe terrace, and watch Brisbane’s best sport or music events at Suncorp Stadium. With easy access to great public transport and walking distance to the CBD you cannot ﬁnd a more loved suburb.
MAR 24 1 PM ON SITE
• Bought for mum in 1973 • Built in 1949 • Development approval to subdivide into 2 lots (expires 8/9/2021) • Rear walkway easement access to Enoggera terrace • 16 metre frontage
Let’s talk today. 0447 750 027 www.trickeyproperties.com.au
knowledge | passion | dedication
Modern marvel Generously proportioned with a modern and minimalistic floor plan, this tri-level residence is immaculate in design and offers ample indoor and outdoor living space. It has a state-of-the-art security system and an internal Domus lift servicing all levels, with the main living hub on the ground floor. On entry, a hallway passes a pond, powder room and a bedroom. At the rear of the level is a dining room and a 2000+ bottle wine cellar with temperature and humidity control. Beyond the dining room is an open-plan kitchen, living and dining space. The kitchen has a butler’s pantry and European appliances, and opens to a back patio. From the living and dining space, sliding glass doors extend to an
outdoor entertaining area with a built-in barbecue. Beyond here is access to a heated pool with built-in spa jets and a water feature, along with an external shower and sauna. To the rear of the level is the extravagant main bedroom, boasting a cinema, two walk-in wardrobes, a dressing room, an ensuite with twin vanities and a separate shower and bath and bi-fold doors to a balcony overlooking the back yard.
NEW FARM 30 Turner Ave Land: 636sq m Inspect: By appointment Agent: Matt Lancashire, Ray White New Farm ph: 3254 1022, 0416 476 480 Auction: Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm, Wed, Mar 28, from 6pm
PREMIUM RETAIL INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY! ‘VIDA RETAIL’ – 21 BUCHANAN STREET WEST END BRAND NEW GROUND FLOOR RETAIL BENEATH 146 APARTMENTS BY AWARD WINNING DEVELOPER POINTCORP EXCELLENT STREET PRESENCE WITH EXTENSIVE FRONTAGE HIGH GROWTH INNER-CITY LOCATION W.A.L.E OF 7.24 YEARS* FULLY LEASED, $142,816* P.A NET RETURN SURPLUS TO THE NEEDS OF DEVELOPER – THIS WILL BE SOLD EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST CLOSING 3RD APRIL 2018 *approx
Carl Charalambous 0422 804 462 email@example.com
ADDRESS Shop 3, 622 Wynnum Road, Morningside
Each office independently owned and operated
OFFICE 3395 5777
Hillside home High on Hamilton Hill, this new multi-level residence benefits from cooling breezes and north-easterly views to the Brisbane River with two decks ideal for outdoor dining. A lift services all levels at the fourbedroom house, with natural stone features and timber floors adding to its opulence. Beyond an unassuming entry on the top floor is a double garage. From here, the lift and a staircase descend to the kitchen, living and dining hub on the middle level, with bi-fold doors to one of the decks flooding the interior with natural light. The chic kitchen is complemented by sleek, dark cabinetry, a stone island bench with pendant lighting and stainless steel appliances. Also on the middle floor is a study
and the main bedroom. Offering privacy away from the remaining bedrooms downstairs, the main bedroom boasts plenty of space, a bespoke walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite with large grey floor-toceiling tiles, twin vanities and a timber cabinet. Joining the downstairs bedrooms are a bathroom, living area and the second covered deck, with others features including a powder room.
HAMILTON 89 Hillside Cres Land: 600sq m Inspect: By appointment Agent: Damon Warat, Ray White Ascot; ph: 3868 7500, 0413 200 063 For sale: By negotiation
Rare Absolute Riverfront Land - 3 x Blocks
RARE ABSOLUTE RIVERFRONT LAND - 3 X BLOCKS Rare elevated flood-free building platforms await your bespoke absolute riverfront residence, in the tightly held & coveted Astolat St precinct. Surrounded by prestigious luxury homes & privately located in a quiet cul-de-sac 5kms from the CBD. These are the last absolute vacant riverfront blocks in Yeronga available to build your new architectural masterpiece.
24 Astolat Street, YERONGA For Sale.
From $1.8 Million
Jason Adcock 0418 72 77 88
Offering... Noosa Lifestyles
Rivals The Best On Australia’s East Coast
21-23 Webb Road, Sunshine Beach
There’s simply nothing like slipping off the sandals, immersing toes in squeaky-white sand, taking in the heavenly scent of salty breezes, and admiring the beguiling residence of grand proportions on an absolute beachfront private estate.
• Private beachfront estate: 3595m2 on 2 separate titles • Separate self-contained guest cottage • Beach frontage: 44m. Side boundary abutting nature reserve: 25m
• Back to bare wall renovation by internationally renowned designer David Hicks • Domestic & commercial kitchens; wine storage • Full-size tennis court with cabana. Resort-style pool, terraces & gardens
NOOSA’S HOME OF PRESTIGE PROPERTY
$22M WEB ID: 2881 NIC HUNTER 0421 785 512
2702/120 Mary Street, Brisbane City
Great Opportunity – 414m2 Apartment
• • • •
For Sale - Expressions of Interest Inspect Sat 10.00 - 10.30am Wed 5.00 - 5.30pm
Prominently positioned spanning the 27th and 28th ﬂoor this sub-penthouse apartment is centrally located in Mary Street above Quest Apartments. This exceptional space is ideal for the investor or owner occupier, to either live in as one unit or divide into two (subject to approval). This unit presents as new, and gives the new owner scope for further enhancements. Property features include: • Prime Brisbane CBD Apartment • Spanning two ﬂoors 364m2 internally, 414m2 including balconies • 6 car park spaces
4 bedrooms 2 ensuites Powder room Strolling distance to the Botanical Gardens On site gym, conference room and swimming pool
Tony Mower 0419 233 783
Inner Urban North East Riverfront Acreage One of Brisbane’s finest river allotments; 13,423m2 of botanic gardens style grounds, a coveted N/E aspect, 83m river frontage, flood free building platform, N/S tennis court, swimming pool and pontoon. This together with a 1,000sqm+ architectually designed home with a quality fit out in immaculate condition. Seller relocated to Sunshine Coast. For more information: www.dixonfamily.net.au
| 1.34 ha Land
Fig Tree Pocket | 17 Ningana Street Expressions of Interest | Close 12 April 5:00pm Inspect | Saturday 12:30pm – 1:30pm Patrick Dixon 0414 817 817
Jack Dixon 0408 756 694
PENTHOUSE & SKYLINE COLLECTIONS WITH CITY PANORAMAS & RIVER VISTAS
LAUNCHING MID 2018 REGISTER YOUR INTEREST NOW
Coveted locale This five-bedroom, near-new residence has a clifftop position above a wide reach of the Brisbane River. It is set behind a secure entry framed by stone panelling, with a pathway leading to a customised twometre pivoting front door. Inside, a light-filled passageway flanked by two bedrooms, a study and media room leads to the rear of the level, with polished timber flooring throughout. Before reaching an open-plan kitchen, living and dining space, the passageway passes a pool with a patio and water fountains. A standout of the house, this outdoor oasis can be admired via walls of glass bi-fold doors from the media room and living and dining room. A fireplace complements the living
area, with concertina doors opening to a north-facing deck. From here, steps descend to a two-tiered yard and beyond to a river deck, jetty and deep water pontoon. Back inside, two upstairs bedrooms have balconies and one has an ensuite. To the rear of the floor, the main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe, an ensuite and a balcony. Other features of the house include a wine cellar and five-car garage.
TENNYSON 15 King Arthur Tce Land: 948sq m Inspect: By appointment Agent: Josephine Johnston-Rowell, Johnston Dixon Quality Property; ph: 3858 8888 or 0414 233 575 (JRR) Auction: On site, Sat, March 17, 11am
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Published on Mar 2, 2018
Published on Mar 2, 2018
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