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story Styling sensation Hong Henwood reveals her decor secrets


Coolangatta gold


Blue-sky thinking


‘Out of this world’


Retro revival


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There is an entire discipline of psychology dedicated to studying the spaces we live in and how they affect us. Environmental psychologists say shape, texture, colour, sound, lighting – everything we perceive with our senses – all rub off on our psyche. Studies have linked school lighting to student behaviour problems; suggest avoiding “arousal-inducing” orange in hospital emergency departments; and have found cool colours could dampen stress at work. So it follows that the places we spend most of our time – our homes, our communities – should make us feel good. For Hong Henwood (P10), whether in her Noosa house or her Singapore home, pink is her happy place. Heath Williams (P14) is helping to create uplifting spatial sensorial experiences with lighting. And then there’s a new home in Geebung (P22) that’s been conceived to conjure nothing but fond memories. Now that’s a feel-good story.

CONTENTS THE LIST .................................................... 6 LIFE ........................................................... 8 COVER STORY .......................................... 10 GOING OUT ...............................................13 RESTAURANT ..........................................15 FASHION ............................................... 20 RECIPE ...................................................... 21 CROSSWORD ........................................... 26 HOROSCOPE ............................................ 55

COVER: Hong Henwood (P10) at her Singapore home. Design: Anita McEwan.


Timeline: 1934 Pastels have always been in style. In 1934, Prince Henry, the Duke of Gloucester and uncle to Queen Elizabeth II, and wife Princess Alice visited Brisbane. They stayed at Government House in this bedroom, illustrated here by prolific artist Wilfred Morden. Fortitude Valley furniture maker Ed Rosenstengel was asked to create a room fit for a prince, so he made this suite, crafted in the Louis XV style but constructed using local timbers. This would not have been the first time royalty had reclined on a Rosenstengel. Ed travelled the world to hone his skills, before opening a showroom on Brunswick St in 1922. Today, his pieces are highly collectable. Picture: State Library of Queensland.


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FRILL SEEKER … Rachel Burke is a wearable-art whiz. Picture: Mark Cranitch

Rachel Burke was never one for simplicity. “I think I have always covered up the fact I’m not a pattern maker with embellishments. What I lack in skill, I make up for with frill!” she says. The fashion designer, artist, photographer and author calls her glittering art “tinstallations”, and her new DIY craft book, hitting shelves in September, is titled Be Dazzling. “I’ve always loved repurposing clothes,” she says. “The process of making the whole garment from scratch can be a bit laborious.” A tiny studio at the back of the Stafford home she shares with husband Thomas Lynch and their two dachshunds, Daphne, 5 and Daisy, 3, is a technicolour wonderland of pompom-covered coats, bejewelled boots, and her signature tinsel jackets. The shimmering statement item was born five years ago when she experimented with gluing pink tinsel from a post-Christmas sale onto an old jacket. It piqued interest among her social media followers, but the design really took off when she crafted a fulllength tinsel coat for her friend, Patience Hodgson – lead singer of indie band The Grates – to wear during her 2015 Splendour in the Grass set. “I remember watching it on stage and thinking, ‘Ooooh, there’s something special here’,” Rachel, 29,

says. “When you’re wearing a tinsel jacket, it does invariably become a performance. You don’t have to be doing anything, the jacket just comes to life.” Rachel has since crafted a tinsel dress for children’s entertainer Justine Clarke for 2017’s Carols in the Domain, and she recently whipped up 12 tinsel pieces in four days for Brisbane band Sheppard’s Coming Home film clip. “I sewed deep into the night to make it happen, and I was thrilled with the result.” Rachel left her full-time senior designer role with Universal Store in February to focus on selling her jackets, mounting new “tinstallations”, and promoting her book. Be Dazzling is her second book; her first, Daphne and Daisy: Pawtraits of Sausage Style, features photos of her dachshunds and was published last year. Rachel is also designing a new wearable art collection. “I’ve been making all these one-off jackets for so long … and now I want to do more of a crazy collection, but also something that is wearable and special. “(The challenge is) if I’m going to keep being innovative in this field, how can I continue making these designs special? Because … doing the same thing can be dangerous in its own way.” Follow Rachel on Instagram at @imakestagram

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The annual Loaves & Fishes Luncheon is on May 1 at St John’s Cathedral. Celebrating its 25th year, the luncheon sees more than 600 fillets of fish and 200kg of chips served. Guest speaker is Susan Kiefel, chief justice of Australia, with ex-Wallaby Tim Horan as master of ceremonies.

Groove to live music while vinyl crate digging at one of 190 indie record stores across Australia on Record Store Day, Apr 21. Local hangouts include Record Exchange, and Rocking Horse Records, city; Sonic Sherpa, Stones Corner; and Jet Black Cat Music, West End.




Dublin three-piece The Script (Danny O’Donoghue, Mark Sheehan and Glen Power) wrap up their first Australian tour in three years at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Apr 21. The tour comes off the back of the release of their fifth album, Freedom Child.

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Belinda Seeney Blatant staring is bad. So is restlessly swivelling your head Exorcist-style For a person with dangerously competitive tendencies, I never really embraced sport. Rarely a weekend went by when I wasn’t hitting the pool, track, court, field or pitch, but my heart and mind were never in the game. Not until my late teens did I discover the sport for me: people-watching. Stay with me on this. Peoplewatching is not merely staring at hapless souls as they walk past: that’s called “creeping” and is frowned upon. No, people-watching is a fascinating examination of human behaviour that requires subtlety, patience and practice. In the absence of a governing body or organised fixtures, I’ve taken it upon myself to educate those who are interested in this delightful pastime.

1. Pick your location Public transport with its confined spaces, limited distractions and rotating cohort of passengers is fertile ground for people-watching. If you’re eating out, ditch formal restaurants in favour of bright cafes

or, even better, buzzy bars, because free-flowing booze makes for entertaining viewing if you’re in for the long haul. Alfresco establishments are great because you can clock your fellow patrons as well as the passing parade.

2. Pick your vantage point Avoid the temptation to plonk yourself front row. Sure, you’ll have an eagle-eye view of the action but your visibility will make you the subject of someone else’s peoplewatching. Don’t swing too far the other way by hugging the back wall or tucking yourself in a corner. You’ll be guaranteed anonymity but it will restrict your view of all the juicy stuff. Find a spot off to the side so you’re unobtrusive but within scanning distance, such as a seat towards the end of a bar or a table overlooking a cafe’s entrance.

e-reader on the bus, or fiddle with your phone in the pub. Not only will it stop you looking like a total creep, it’ll also distract you if the peoplewatching pickings prove slim.

4. Don your uniform I cannot stress enough the importance of big, black sunglasses. Dark lenses hide your eyes, and large frames give you leeway to tilt your head slightly so it looks like you’re gazing a few degrees past your subject while you surreptitiously roll your eyes back in their direction.

Do’s and Don’ts

Blatant staring is bad. So is restlessly swivelling your head Exorcist-style. Pop a newspaper or magazine on the table in front of you, scan a book or

People-watching is harmless fun but there are still a few no-no’s for anyone new to the sport. Firstly, keep your distance – people-watching is most definitely not a contact sport. Secondly, mind your manners: don’t laugh or comment, and absolutely no recording or photographing – that’s just rude. Finally, observe, don’t engage. Nothing good ever comes from starting a conversation with, “I’ve been watching you eat from across the room”.

Never put off today what you can put off tomorrow. Does that make sense? I’m talking about procrastination. Actually, I’m a very decisive person much of the time, and I certainly expect things to happen for me immediately – if not sooner. If I want something, and someone says to me “not now”, I respond with that old saying, “If not now, when?” Despite that, I am also the master of procrastination. If I find something unpalatable, I will put it off until tomorrow, and then the day after, and until Christmas if I can. I have lists at home of things I need to do ... but just not quite yet. The list is growing. I was putting off a certain medical test for months and months until finally something spurred me to think I might be dying so I booked it straight away. Fears of my own demise were somewhat exaggerated, apparently,

and after the test, the doctor said I was fine and had nothing to worry about. Which concerned me. Was it just that he couldn’t face delivering the bad news? Was he putting it off because he couldn’t face telling me? Time will tell. There are financial matters that we have to attend to, and they are on the procrastination list too. And we have been meaning to make up a new will for the past two years, but I have been procrastinating about that – big time – because that involves considering the rather unpalatable truth that one day I will shuffle off the mortal coil. What do I care about what happens afterwards? I’ll be past caring by then. I also have paperwork on exercise and diet to attend to. The paperwork sits in a folder on my desk and I will attend to it soon. Or soonish. The light in our pantry has not

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Phil Brown been working properly for the past few years. I had been procrastinating about calling the electrician because I thought it might cost hundreds of dollars to fix. I recently relented and got him around. It only cost $50. To attend to all the things I am procrastinating about, I would have to give up work and focus on spending my days attending to these matters. That’s not going to happen though, so the list will just grow and grow. I suppose I should rewrite that list and rank its contents in order of urgency. That makes sense, doesn’t it? But I am procrastinating about doing that too. Life is really just one long procrastination in the face of eternity, isn’t it? I really need to face this fact. What then? I should just enjoy life and make hay while the sun shines. Stop and smell the roses. I intend to do that. Tomorrow.

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colours Her eye for affordable and upmarket match-ups has set jet-setting designer Hong Henwood on a course for styling stardom Leesa Maher

HOMECOMING QUEEN … Hong Henwood in her new interiors store at Rosalie Village.

Pink walls are not everyone’s cup of tea. David Henwood, the husband of interior designer Hong Henwood, was not altogether sold on the hue for the master bedroom of their family home in Singapore. But Hong, a master of colour, knew better. “He’s like, ‘Do we have to have pink?’ and I said, ‘Yeah. It looks amazing.’ He’s resigned to it now,” she says, laughing, while sporting a silk top in a delicate shade of – you guessed it – pink. We are chatting at her new store, Homes by Affordable Style Files, in Brisbane’s Rosalie, where the walls are Pink Biege by Taubmans. Hong’s other shops – side-by-side in Singapore’s Dempsey Hill – also feature plenty of pink. “I bought a pink Smeg fridge for the shops and it’s the first thing everyone says when they come in, ‘You have a pink fridge!’ I think pink will always be around because it mixes well with a lot of colours.” A revered interiors stylist, Hong grew up on Brisbane’s southside and studied law at Griffith University, where she met David, 46, who was

IN THE PINK … Hong’s Singapore home.

originally from Perth. He was a fourth-year law student; she was a second year. Decorating was always a private passion for the 35-year-old, whose parents owned fruit shops and butcher shops, but it was not until after the births of Miya, 8, and Charlie, 6, that she gave it her full-time focus. Hong’s blog, Affordable Style Files, launched in 2012 and instantly found favour with an online audience inspired by her budget-friendly makeovers. She would mix Target,

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SUITE SUCCESS … Scenes from Hong Henwood’s Singapore home, with her children Miya (above) and Charlie in their bedrooms, and with Hong in the living room.

Kmart and Bunnings bargain buys with designer pieces to create decor magic. It’s a practical, cost-effective approach that she adheres to today and preaches to clients of her design service – offered from each store. “I wanted to show that mixing Ikea with designer products can make your house shine without having to spend thousands and thousands of dollars,” she says. “And I do this thing called ‘shop the home’, where you move pieces you already own to different locations

in the home, and then fill the pockets. Often, you may own some really great pieces, but they don’t look great where you have them.” Hong’s @honghenwood Instagram feed – dotted with her beloved blush pinks, monochrome patterns, and greens – offers vignettes from the stores, client projects, her collaborations with the likes of Taubmans, Gold Coast wallpaper company Jimmy Cricket, and Singapore’s Ruby Slipper rug company. Plus, there are shots of

Hong and the kids at home in Singapore, which is rented from an architect friend (“houses are very expensive in Singapore – townhouses start at $3 million”), their stylish holiday home at Noosa (Turramurra House, for let on Airbnb), and a house at Annerley that is now tenanted. Hong clearly has the knack, with more than 50,000 followers on Insta and her Homes by ASF design service and stores turning over $1 million each year. It’s been quite a ride since the

newly graduated Hong and David set their sights on Tokyo. They moved there in 2004, both securing legal work. Miya was born there and Hong was expecting Charlie when the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster happened in March 2011. “It was scary at that time and that’s why we sold our house in Tokyo. We’d built a house in central Tokyo that was going to be our forever home, but we decided it was time to go home to Australia.” CONTINUED NEXT PAGE

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FROM PREVIOUS PAGE They spent three years in Perth, where Hong studied interior design online and started decorating clients’ homes, before they moved back to Brisbane, buying the house at Annerley. “Six months in, we get a call from a headhunter in Singapore looking for David (for a role),” she says. “As soon as I touched down in Singapore, I had all these emails coming through saying, ‘I’d love for you to come style our house’. “I was busy from the get-go.” Hong’s design fame preceded her, and business has been good ever since – which explains why she is hesitant about rocking the boat with a permanent move back to Brisbane. SEA CHANGE … Singapore-based David and Hong Henwood with children Charlie and Miya, pose in the living room of their Instead, she visits for two to three days holiday home, Turramurra House, at Noosa. Picture: AAP/Ric Frearson a month to consult ($149 for a one-hour home visit does the trick for most clients). David, who is vice-president of Mitsubishi Oil and Gas, stays in Singapore with the children. “Two years ago David wanted to move back to Australia and I said no, because it’s my turn for my career,” Hong says. “So we stayed in Singapore. This year he said, ‘Why don’t you start something in Brisbane and if it goes well, it’s a natural progression that you move home … so I decided to give it a go.” Hong’s Singapore stores offer “curated collections from Australia”, and that’s exactly what she has brought to Brisbane, with furniture, art and homewares lines. Brands include Bonnie and Neil, Pop and Scott, Design Twins, and Armadillo & Co rugs. Local makers are also in the mix, CONTRAST … Hong has unleashed her passion for monochrome tones, natural leather and lush foliage at the Noosa house. including Kara Hynes, who produces artstyle photographs of flowers, and cushions by SquareFox Designs. And Hong is looking to stock the work of more talented locals. “The aim is to eventually have a massive warehouse here where it becomes a restaurant as well as an interiors store,” she says. “I want to bring that Asian fusion to Australia. I want long tables where people can eat and feast and look at beautiful things around them.” Homes by Affordable Style Files, Rosalie Village, 6/151 Baroona Rd, Paddington, ph: 0452 468 434.

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Earth mover and shaker GALLERIES Phil Brown There are few works by American artist Robert Smithson in Australian art museums and there has never been an exhibition in Australia dedicated to his work. Until now. In a groundbreaking move, the UQ Art Museum is presenting Robert Smithson: Time Crystals, a scholarly show that is also entertaining and accessible, not to mention intriguing. I knew little about Smithson before seeing this exhibition but I’m now, thankfully, a little more educated. His amazing story is rather poignant, tinged as it is with sadness because he was killed in a plane crash in 1973 at the age of 35 while scoping out his next big work. I say “big work” because Smithson had worked on a monumental scale creating his most famous piece, Spiral Jetty, which he built on the northeastern shore of the Great Salt Lake near Rozel Point in Utah entirely of mud, salt crystals, and basalt rocks. Spiral Jetty forms a 460m long, 4.6m wide counterclockwise coil jutting from the shore of the lake. You can watch him making it in a fascinating short documentary screened continuously throughout the exhibition. A companion show upstairs features works by Australian

LOST IN SPACE … Robert Smithson and his Spiral Jetty. Picture: Gianfranco Gorgoni

artists reflecting on connections with Smithson’s work. That show is called in site: process, performance, documentation and it was curated by UQ Art Museum’s Michele Helmrich and Samantha Littley. Smithson inspired artists all over the world. Best known for his radical land art of the 1960s and early 1970s, his legacy was promoted by his creative partner and wife, Nancy Holt, who died in 2014.

Their voices can be heard in one of several audiovisual presentations in the exhibition, and that presence adds a somewhat ghostly tone. In a nice way. As well as works from Australian art museums, the show features items on loan from The Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Art in Washington DC. Smithson’s personal papers and diaries are among the treasures on show here,

and perhaps my favourite item is a copy of his last bar tab from the famous Max’s Kansas City nightclub and restaurant, which, despite its name, was in New York City. The co-curators of this exhibition – which next moves to the Monash University Museum of Art in Melbourne – are Professor Chris McAuliffe of the ANU and Dr Amelia Barikin of UQ. Barikin describes Smithson as “one of the most influential artists of the 20th century”. “Rather than thinking of an artist who is someone who paints or someone who works in a specific media, he crossed all those boundaries and was finding inspiration in absolutely everything he could,” she says. There are sculptural works, films, works on paper, and plenty of archival material, including books from his library that reflect his interests, such as archaeology, geology and cosmology. It’s a fascinating window into his lost world. ROBERT SMITHSON: TIME CRYSTALS Until Jul 8, UQ Art Museum, St Lucia.

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FRONT LINE ... Tasca is at the vanguard of good food and wine as it marches down the coast from Burleigh. Picture: Steve Holland

Culture shock and awe RESTAURANT Tony Harper What has happened to the Gold Coast? It has undergone a rapid cultural expansion: restaurants, bars, top-notch coffee, good produce, small-batch spirits … you get the drift. Burleigh Heads seems to be leading the assault (it’s a precinct that’s as good as – perhaps better than – anything found in Brisbane). But even the sleepy south – Coolangatta, Tweed, Kirra – is coming of age. Good coffee is easy to find (and there is some exemplary coffee, plus jaw-dropping bread a block or two over the border at The Bread Social). Nearby, in Coolangatta’s main commercial drag, there is Tasca, a very small wine bar cum restaurant. And it speaks volumes about the rebirth of this one-time pie ’n’ chips suburb. As mentioned, it’s small, with some bar seating (the bar dominates the interior), plus a few booths along one wall, a couple of tables inside and a few more out. There’s a look, but it’s low key, and – as Goldilocks would have it – it’s neither tricky nor plain. Drinks are Tasca’s raison d’etre, and even though it doesn’t offer a thousand wines and the latest array of Japanese whiskies, there is contemporary, youthful cunning in its focused selection. OK, the beer range is merely a notch above passable, but there are some fabulous cocktails (all $18) –

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SCORES OUT OF 10 Food: 7.5 Vibe: 7.5 such as the bloody brilliant jalapeno margarita – and wines cherry-picked from two very sharp portfolios veering into the hipster territories of skinsy, orange wines, but also embracing Italian, Spanish and Aussie stuff from small, pithy producers. Don’t expect a big-name Barossa shiraz or old-school Bordeaux; this array is youthful, contemporary, nonconformist. The food is sort of Italy-centric without going the whole pizza-pasta route – it’s a little more genuine than that. There are plenty of smaller plates, such as crispy polenta, mushroom and arrabbiata (pictured), which are good for nibbling and sharing, plus five more substantial meals. It’s good food that once again appeases Goldilocks with its bright quality but absence of trickiness: simple fare beautifully rendered. Crumbed pork cutlet, for example ($30), is a lovely piece of meat cooked

Drinks: 8 Service: 6

with the right touch of pink and coated in rather delectable crumbs, with a crunchy slaw to the side. But the best part of the plate is a horseradish aoli … cunning. Then there’s the pumpkin gnocchi ($24), which is sweet and tart, with hints of bitter, and both pliant and crunchy, with myriad flavours. It’s possibly the only vegetarian meal I’ll taste this year, and it’s therefore the best. We encounter a couple of service blips – one main not materialising and another taking its place, then a spanner crab tagliolini arriving instead of carbonara, and the wrong glass of wine being served (luckily, the one I had planned for mains). The place gets busy and two people manage to keep things sailing relatively smoothly. The blips are inconveniences that are completely outgunned by the good things – the clever culture – that Tasca has to offer.

Hunter Valley semillon, particularly with some bottle age, is among my favourite white wines. I’ve never understood why consumers don’t buy more of it. Sure, when it’s young it doesn’t show as much immediate fruit impact as a riesling, chardonnay or sauvignon blanc, but let it sit in the bottle for five years or more and it turns into a delicious golden-green drink showing toast, honey and lingering citrus flavours. I have been a long-term fan of Tyrrell’s Vat 1 semillon, with Mount Pleasant Lovedale not too far behind. Brokenwood, Pepper Tree and Briar Ridge have also been making very tasty examples for many vintages. But a newcomer is making a mark with the variety. Robert and Maryanne McLeish planted the first vines for their McLeish Estate at Pokolbin in 1985 and, aided more recently by daughter Jessica, their semillons have made a habit of taking out gold medals and trophies at various wine shows. The 2007 and 2009 vintages have performed particularly well, and the winery still has small stocks of those two and other back vintages available through their website at At $200 a bottle for the ’07 and $125 for the ’09, they’re not cheap – and nor should they be for worldclass wines – but the current release 2017 semillon is only $25 a bottle and promises as long and decorated a life as its older siblings

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Director: Mike Newell Starring: Lily James, Michiel Huisman, Matthew Goode Running time: 123 minutes The title of this period mysteryromance is almost as much of a mouthful as the infamous dish invented by one of its characters during WWII, when food was scarce. Its contents, however, are surprisingly palatable. Set in the immediate aftermath of the war, Juliet Ashton (Lily James) is a best-selling author – thanks to her humorous column, written under the pseudonym Izzy Bickerstaff – but her aspirations are a little more highbrow. When Guernsey pig farmer and bibliophile Dawsey Adams (Michiel Huisman) writes her a letter after

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CHICKEN KOFTA WITH PISTACHIO GUACAMOLE INGREDIENTS 4tbs extra virgin olive oil 30g pistachios 2 avocados, halved and stones removed 25g finely chopped white onion, rinsed under cold water and drained 1 jalapeno, seeded ½ lime, juice (plus ½ lime, cut in wedges to garnish) ½ bunch coriander, chopped, plus more for garnish ½ red onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 500g minced chicken thigh 1 egg 1tsp ground cumin 1tsp ground coriander 1 heaped tsp dried mint ½tsp chilli powder ½ lemon, zest and juice 70g bulgur, soaked in cold water for 15 mins and drained Lime cheeks or wedges, to serve


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Heat a fry pan over medium heat. Swirl in 1tbs of the olive oil and saute pistachios until toasted. Season with salt, cool then chop coarsely. Scoop the avocado flesh into a medium bowl and coarsely mash with a fork. Stir in the onion, half the jalapeno, finely diced, lime juice, coriander and pistachios and season with salt. Refrigerate until required. Swirl a further 1tbs of olive oil into a preheated fry pan. Saute onion and garlic until soft. Cool then combine in a medium bowl with minced chicken, egg, spices, mint, chilli, zest, soaked bulgur, and season generously to taste. Mix well, roll into walnut-sized oval balls and chill for a few hours. When ready to cook, fry in the remaining olive oil until golden brown and just cooked through. Serve with guacamole and garnish with coriander, remaining jalapeno and lime. Serves 4-6


Meet the new neighbour Michelle Bailey Empty nesters Peter and Jacque first pursued the idea of renovating and extending their Geebung home before deciding to demolish and build new. Architect Paul Butterworth explored both options before all agreed that the latter would offer a more tailored solution at a similar cost. “Rather than try to remedy something that was a bit dysfunctional, we decided to solve all the issues directly,” Paul says. Paul set to work designing a home that was modest in dimension but generous in its sense of spaciousness. Important considerations included creating strong visual and physical

connections to the garden, and being sensitive to the architectural traditions of the neighbourhood. “We designed two simple boxes one room wide in all dimensions,” Paul says. The “two boxes” are perpendicular to one another, creating an L- shaped plan, with the short end facing the street. A garden wall in apricot-coloured brick separates the carport and home. “The brick wall is used as a screen to the street and has a language familiar to the suburb,” Paul says. “The idea was that the house looks like it’s meant to be here.” A break in the garden wall signals entry inside. Beyond the front door, the

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Although the floor area is compact, raked ceilings lift towards the east to create a sense of spatial generosity. Above the stovetop at the end of the room, a large picture window frames a view of the veggie patch. “That’s why the kitchen is at this end, so Peter and Jacque can keep an eye on the productive garden,” Paul says. “The

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on the gardens and they’re just incredible,” she said. The gardens, which are watered by an underground bore, include walkways, pergolas and a sandstone well, while the house’s facade is equally striking with its roof gables and pillars. Inside, the use of natural materials such as blackbutt timber, Comerford sandstone and Western Australian jarrah add to the appeal of the residence, and complements luxury elements including ornate skirtings,

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lavish architraves, colonial-inspired cornices and cathedral-like ceilings. The ground level includes a suite of formal rooms with curved windows as well as an open-plan living area incorporating a Hamptons-style kitchen, and meals and family areas with glass bi-fold doors opening to a covered wraparound terrace. There’s also a games room with a fireplace and exposed roof beams which are more than 100 years old.


Enjoy the vistas Perched on a 493sq m block, this hilltop residence offers a location near the Brisbane River, complementing its yesteryear elegance with panoramic river vistas and a spacious backyard. A covered carport with convenient street entry precedes the main entry. A concrete pathway leads from the carport past established trees to a front door with timber latticework. Inside, a central hallway connects the three bedrooms to open entertaining areas with large windows. Traditional Queenslander features, such as high ceilings and decorative cornices, flow throughout the house. Two bedrooms sit at the front of the house, including one with a builtin wardrobe. The main bedroom, positioned at the rear to catch river glimpses, also

has a built-in wardrobe. All three bedrooms share a bathroom. The kitchen has quality appliances and ample cabinetry. It connects to a sunroom with wall-length windows and built-in storage and window seating. Adorned in carpet and ornate wall lining, the lounge and dining rooms are connected via an open archway. Both feature antique light fixtures, while the dining room also has a bay window.

HAMILTON 11 Prospect Tce Land: 493sq m Inspect: By appointment Agent: Rosemary Ahearn, Ray White Ascot; ph: 3868 7500 or 0417 792 620 Auction: 111 Eagle St, Brisbane, Friday (Apr 27), from 10am


Absolute riverfront This riverfront property showcases a classic Queenslander design combined with modern opulence and a thoughtful floorplan. Its north-facing aspect captures natural breezes and uninterrupted Brisbane River vistas from multiple rooms. A wrought-iron gate precedes a timber walkway that leads past established gardens to a grand front door with stained Flemish glass. Inside, the first floor reveals traditional Queenslander elements, including VJ walls, high ceilings, original timber flooring and decorative cornices. Carpet flows throughout the central living room, which also has ornate light fixtures and built-in shelving. It connects seamlessly to a dining

room and kitchen with banks of awning windows overlooking the river. Stairs lead down to the ground floor, which provides an independent living area with separate entry, galley kitchen and open-plan lounge and dining rooms. Two bedrooms sit either side of the living area, along with a bathroom, walk-in wardrobe and separate storage space.

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Rural One* Hour from Brisbane, 1,000 Miles from Stress ‘Bularka’, Running Creek, Scenic Rim, South East Queensland • Modern contemporary rural retreat on 16.18ha* (40* acres) on two tles • A true desnaon located one* hour from Brisbane and the Gold Coast • A grand family home overlooking rural views of farmland and water • Grand living and dining areas with a double-sided fireplace • Extensive outdoor entertaining areas with kitchen and resort style pool • Five bedrooms, four bathrooms, office, snooker room, art room and cinema ‘Bularka’ is your ideal rural lifestyle retreat — a place to create memories that will last a lifeme.

Aucঞon Friday 11 May 2018 10:30am Level 26, 111 Eagle Street, Brisbane Ed Dalton 0418 186 880 Ray White Rural Beaudesert


CASTLEBAR Recently renovated, full floor penthouse with double river reach and city views, sprawling over 470m2!

KANGAROO POINT 18N/39 Castlebar Street Understated elegance with house like proportions, this full floor penthouse spans over 470m2 with a perfect north east riverfront position. The open plan living and dining area absorbs these spectacular views, to give you an unrivalled backdrop. With over 100m2 of covered outdoor alfresco space, wet bar and barbeque, it is perfect to entertain your guests any time of the day. This penthouse is a house alternative, situated across one level with a cinema, office, games room and a lock-up five car garage. Castlebar is renowned for its resort style facilities which complement the property’s 74m river frontage!

4 + BED 4 + BATH 5 CAR + POOL

INSPECT Saturday and Sunday 11 – 11:30am EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Close 5pm 26 April 2018

Simon Caulfield 0437 935 912 Courtney Maguire 0401 031 668 PLC-OP4206_BN_A

SANCTUARY This luxury three bed residence features three side-by-side carparks and overlooks the Brisbane River, Botanical Gardens and beyond.

BRISBANE CITY 3202/140 Alice Street

INSPECT Saturday 1 – 1:30pm and Sunday 12 – 12:30pm

Residence 3202 is the perfect inner city house alternative! The immaculately constructed three bedroom floor plan caters perfectly for the working professional or growing family. Encompassing open plan living areas creating three separate wings within, the expansive 25m frontage ensures privacy and separation whilst capturing panoramic views. Enjoy an ideal lifestyle of convenience and comfort with world class amenities within Abian. From lap pool and spa, Hammam thermal stone room and sauna, techno gym, dog walking facilities, massage treatment room and 24 hour concierge.


3 + BED 2+ BATH 3 CAR + POOL

Simon Caulfield 0437 935 912 Courtney Maguire 0401 031 668 PLC-OP4206_BN_B

BARCA Freehold Riverside Terrace Home.

INSPECT Saturday 11am - 1pm, Tuesday

BULIMBA TH1/59 Byron Street

5 - 5:30pm, Thursday 6 - 6:30pm or by appointment

Barca Bulimba Terrace Homes have been designed by award-winning architects Arkhefield to combine expansive indoor and outdoor living. North facing with direct access to the river front, this Terrace Home promotes understated luxur y complete with internal lif t, separate living areas plus study. A full floor master suite boasts a huge walk-in robe and ensuite. With over 330m2 of living area, residents of this premier riverside location also have access to a 25m lap pool. Contact the Barca team to view our sales suite located on-site at 59 Byron Street, Bulimba.


FOR SALE From $1.475M Jason Chaffey 0408 208 939 Simon Caulfield 0437 935 912 Courtney Maguire 0401 031 668 PLC-OP4206_BN_C


Exciting new display located at 291 Shafston Avenue, Kangaroo Point.

INSPECT Saturday 2:30 - 3:30pm or by appointment

TOOWONG 1301/527 Coronation Drive Offering superior quality for relaxed, executive living, this apartment is an opulent haven at BANC. Crafted for the utmost privacy, this boutique development with limited neighbours offers rare three lift access, two private and one rear lift, ideal for teenagers or as a service lift. Upon entry you will be charmed by the living areas showcasing 12m frontage of uninterrupted Brisbane River and city views. Designed for the entertainer, the gourmet kitchen is set to inspire, fully equipped with Gaggenau and Liebherr appliances including wine fridge and butler’s pantry. With exclusive lifestyle features this prestigious property truly is a step above the rest.


FOR SALE Buyers in the $2M’s

Simon Caulfield 0437 935 912 Deb Maguire 0427 246 279 PLC-OP4206_BN_D

SEVEN HILLS 9 Clearview Terrace

INSPECT Saturday 1:30 – 2pm

Multiple living and entertaining zones create a seamless transition from stylish interiors to private outdoor spaces. The kitchen is finished with stone benchtops, Miele appliances and butler’s pantry. An alfresco dining area, backyard pool and large grassed area is a great place for the family and kids to enjoy. Three bedrooms with robes and a Juliet balcony located upstairs share a bathroom with separate toilet. The master bedroom with walk through robe and ensuite opening out onto its own private balcony. A true four bedroom home, there is ample accommodation here no matter your requirements.

Courtney Maguire 0401 031 668


Simon Caulfield 0437 935 912

Lot 213 405m2

Lot 212 405m2


Lot 214 405m2

FOR SALE From $1million




Stre e


10m STCA and indicative only, not to be relied upon.

INSPECT Saturday 2:30 – 3pm

NORMAN PARK 70 Longfellow Street This elevated site presents two unique opportunities for buyers. Either purchase and renovate a beautiful character church structure with soaring 7.2m high ceilings to make it one of the most unique in Brisbane. Alternatively, purchase vacant land of up to 800m2 and have the option to design and build your own home. Both feature a north easterly rear aspect, over generous land sizes and are situated in sought-after Poet’s Corner. Don’t delay, opportunities with vacant land are extremely rare.

AUCTION Sunday 15 April at 10am, On-Site

Courtney Maguire 0401 031 668 PLC-OP4206_BN_E

INSPECT By appointment

NORMAN PARK 8 Wynnum Road This entry level, riverfront Queenslander is absorbed in timelessness: a classic sanctuary, unchanged by time and tide. The entire home features original wood floors, VJ walls, high ceilings and traditional appointments. The upper level boasts an open living, dining, study and kitchen area, traced by gorgeous views. The master suite has access to a deck overlooking the river. With separate access, the lower level contains a second living space, galley kitchen and two bedrooms. This area is met by a rolling lawn that leads to your private jetty and deep water mooring. For inspections, limited parking available. Parking in Gillan Street, access via footbridge.



Sarah Hackett 0488 355 553

19 Hillside Cresent Hamilton

Outline indicative only

HAMILTON 19 Hillside Crescent Receiver’s sale. Situated high atop one of Brisbane’s premier streets with uninterrupted views of the river and the CBD plus just moments to the café lifestyle of Racecourse Road, Eagle Farm Racecourse, transport and more. Fusing classic timber grains and Spanish Mission flair all whilst capturing stunning views from multiple levels, this extremely liveable home offers many mod-cons such as Miele appliances in the kitchen, air conditioning plus a generous floorplan that takes full advantage of its hillside position. Make no mistake this will be sold so move fast!


INSPECT By appointment AUCTION Saturday 28 April at 5pm, Homemaker City Shop 28, 825 Zillmere Road Aspley Tristan Rowland 0411 572 970 John Bradley 0410 454 718 PLC-OP4206_BN_F

'The Glass House'


One of the best houses in the country, The Glass House at Bargara is a multi award winning dream beachfront retreat on Queensland´s beautiful coast.

51 Woongarra Scenic Drive, Bargara

Created by LG International Architects as well as SBT designs and built by Steve Coates Constructions, The Glass House residence has been described as "breathtaking" by Master Builders Australia judges.

Price Expressions of Interest




Viewing by Appointment Perry Edmondson-Clark 0418 992 280




630 Jesmond Road, FTP

Available for the first time in 32 years, this absolute riverfront residence set upon prime acreage is located on one of Brisbane´s most desirable streets. This secluded and architecturally designed mid-century Modernist home is positioned on a truly rare and massive 8726m2 elevated level allotment boasting 38m of river frontage, beautifully landscaped grounds, sprawling green lawns, floodlit championship tennis court, swimming pool, pontoon and so much more. Just 9km from the CBD, this remarkable residence is set to become one of the best decisions of a lifetime.





On-site, 5 May, 11.00am


Wed & Sat 3.00-3.30pm


Jason Adcock 0418 727788



2 Waverley Street , TENERIFFE

For Sale

36 Mayfield Street, ASCOT



Exclusive Escape 500 Grieve Road, Rochedale

Live a privileged life of unashamed superior class in this timeless five acre gated estate gracing one of Brisbane’s premier acreage streets that includes grand principal residence, separate self-contained studio apartment, pool entertainment complex, n/s tennis court with observation gazebo, workshops, dam, horse paddock, two street frontages, lock-up garaging for up to 7 vehicles and much more besides. Genuine sale by owner downsizing.

METHOD For Sale by EOI Close Fri 27 April ON SHOW Ring for Inspection Times DETAIL APPLY John Johnston 0409 44 33 22 Josephine Johnston-Rowell 0414 233 575

A Better Class Of Real Estate Agent

3858 8888

IRREPLACEABLE HILLTOP OPPORTUNITY / OCCUPY OR DEVELOP 20 VICTORIA PARADE CLAYFIELD C Property is privileged to represent the Vendor in selling this outstanding piece of real estate in an enviable position in the blue chip inner-city suburb of Clayfield. Positioned on a sprawling 810m²* land parcel over 2 lots with 20 metre frontage sits a magnificent 5 bedroom residence. The Owner has recently obtained Development Approval for a high-end, Owner Occupier focused development comprising ground floor parking and 11 apartments over 5 levels. ➤ OCCUPY THIS GRAND RESIDENCE OR UTILISE THE APPROVAL AND DEVELOP A LANDMARK BUILDING ➤ 20 VICTORIA PARADE SITS WITHIN A QUIET AND PEACEFUL ENCLAVE SURROUNDED BY SPECTACULAR HOMES ➤ PRIME HILLTOP POSITION WITH TRULY EXCEPTIONAL 180 DEGREE CBD AND SUBURBAN VIEWS ➤ CAPITALISE ON STRONG AND PROVEN BUYER DEMAND FOR QUALITY OWNER OCCUPIER APARTMENTS ➤ C PROPERTY WELCOMES YOUR INTEREST IN 20 VICTORIA PARADE AND ENCOURAGES YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST CAMPAIGN CLOSING AT 5PM ON TUESDAY 22ND MAY *approx

Carl Charalambous Principal 0422 804 462 |


Carl Charalambous Principal 0422 804 462 |





Artist Impression Only

luxury living in the heart of yeronga APARTMENTS


1005 1007 1011

3 3 3

2.5 2.5 2.5

2 2 2

Total Space


Lot Number

194m² 194m² 186m²

$695,000 $709,000 $699,000

1016 1015 1204

1 2 3

1 2 2

1 1 2

Total Space


77m² 107m² 134m²

$389,000 $529,000 $689,000

pool, gym & community centre

parkside living

ducted climate control

stone benchtops & european appliances

pet friendly

designer colour schemes

Artist Impression Only

Annie Hayes - 0402 859 467 174 Venner Road, Yeronga Wednesday 10:30am - 11:30am | Friday and Saturday 1pm - 2:30pm Other times by appointment


Kangaroo Point 4/33 Ellis Street




Spectacular Boutique Complex Very Motivated Seller This award winning Boutique complex has excellent quality throughout and North Easterly river and city views ensuring even the most discerning buyer will be satisfied. Catering for the owner working from home with a private meeting room and entertaining area shared by only seven owners in the building. Climate controlled Wine Cellar with two lockable wine racks per unit. Lounge Dinning area polished wooden floor, built in sound system and speakers to all areas. C-Bus System which allows an iPad to control lights, blinds, sound system, TV, and ducted air-conditioning. Main Bedroom with Decina Spa Bath taking in and overlooking the Brisbane River. Enjoy the special times being the owner of this apartment when there are Fireworks on special occasions of the year.

Open times Saturday 14th April, 21st April and the April 28th at 11.15am to 11.45am Sunday 22nd April and 29th April at 11.30am to 12.00pm Thursday Evenings 19th April and 26th April at 5.30pm to 6.00pm Peter Gaston L.J.Hooker 0419 712 470 any time

All information contained herein is gathered from sources we consider to be reliable. However, we cannot guarantee or give any warranty about the information provided. Interested parties must solely rely on their own enquiries.


PRIME WATERFRONT POSITION Point View Residences Price: 1 bedroom from $375,000 2 bedroom from $495,000 2 level skyhomes from $1,125,000 Display Open: Tuesday 11:00am - 2:00pm Thursday 4:00pm - 6:00pm Saturday & Sunday 11:00am - 3:00pm Or by appointment (7 days a week) Address: 32 Glenora Street, Wynnum QLD 4178 Contact: Tim Holmes 0418 725 158

Offering... Noosa Lifestyles

Soaring Over Noosa

U33 ‘Noosa Crest’ Noosa Drive, Noosa Heads

An absolutely unique penthouse apartment, with pinnacle views sweeping west from the hinterland and river system, north across Laguna Bay & Hastings St, ending with the soft rainforest backdrop to the east. Where can you find a residence perched above Hastings St, with 4 bedrooms, 2 separate lounge areas, 3 bathrooms and double car accommodation? • Fully renovated apartment • Private boatshed for stand-up boards and canoes • Covered alfresco dining area & spa tub • Private secure boardwalk to Hastings St in a • Two sparkling pools on site few minutes • Flood-lit tennis court






Luke Chen 0417 600 840

5449 2500

Metro S 5p at Auc m 28 tio – th n O A n pr Si il te

Dutton Park 4 Tillot Street


Fabulous family residence





• Versatile floorplan offers brilliant opportunities • Plenty of potential to add your own creative flair • Perfect combination of location, size and liveability • N facing with city views • 2 kms to CBD and South Bank, 12 mins to airport • Short walk to schools, unis, hospitals and transport • Brisbane State High School catchment OFI Wed 18 Apr 5:00pm-5:45pm Sat 21 Apr 1:00pm - 2:00pm


1300 180 018

Margaret Willis 0402 683 287


3840 5900


Horoscope with Tanya Obreza Best Day: Monday 23rd Mercury moves forward this week and Virgos can expect an emotional tsunami. Repressed emotions will resurface. Feelings will be raw and exposed. But it’s not all bad – strangely, you may take pleasure in this new sense of “being alive”. Your mind becomes crystal clear.

ARIES (March 21-April 20) Best Day: Saturday 21st If you find yourself working towards or close to achieving a goal, don’t think you have to push forward all guns blazing to see it finished quickly. You may find you accomplish a lot more with less work. Stop pushing so hard and don’t make unreasonable demands on yourself. Slow it down, Aries.




(April 21-May 20) Best Day: Sunday 22nd This week a fast-forward Mercury puts you in the spotlight. This dynamic planet will magnify and expand whatever’s happening in your work, career and how others see you. You may receive a promotion or new job offer. If nothing else, expect to make important decisions.

(June 22-July 22) Best Day: Sunday 22nd Mercury finally moves to bestow a new start or opportunity. If things are stagnant, this is your chance to get them moving again. Or use your freshly ignited charms to form a new business or romantic relationship. Nothing can stop you.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21) Best Day: Thursday 19th A happy Mercury stirs intimacies this week. It’s a time of experimentation with fortune appearing unexpectedly. If you’ve been a loner of late, you may need more friendship. If you’ve always had mates, you might prefer the company of a few. Either way, friends will help you break out of physical, emotional or spiritual ruts.

LEO (July 23-August 23) Best Day: Friday 20th Thanks to an upwardly mobile Mercury, this week looks divine. Whether it’s your finances or your love life, ample reward should start to come your way. Leos who put eggs in a promising basket earlier this year finally see them start to hatch.

VIRGO (August 24-September 22)

(September 23-October 23) Best Day: Wednesday 18th Look at property listings. A move is in your future, and you’re primed to make this new living space extra intriguing. But relationships are not looking steady. Some Librans are wondering if they might be better off alone. Stay prudent with money. Don’t buy something you can’t afford.

SCORPIO (October 24-November 22) Best Day: Monday 23rd Powerful Mercury goes direct this week and Scorpio rises like a phoenix. This is your cue to step back into the spotlight. Relationship woes and career setbacks become a distant memory. You’ve triumphed over tragedy, now return to what you do best – ruling the world.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23-December 21) Best Day: Friday 20th We all make mistakes and, for some, there’s a tendency to repeat them. So, you’d think by now that you would have learned to listen to that “inner


voice” of reason. This week you either heed the lesson, or stumble back to square one.

CAPRICORN (December 22-January 20) Best Day: Tuesday 24th Capricorns are usually clever rather than audacious with money. But this week a spend-happy Mercury gives you an impulsive shop-’til-you-drop attitude. Avoid money-making schemes that seem too good to be true – they probably are.

AQUARIUS (January 21-February 18) Best Day: Thursday 19th Mercury is keen to keep you in its relaxed company so, this week, you can catch up on things that aren’t too important. If you’re wondering what could make you happier, think love and friendship. A happier social life boosts Aquarian charm. You say all the right things and others are listening. A great time for announcements.

PISCES (February 19-March 20) Best Day: Saturday 21st At last, you’re ready to start acting on that list of creative ideas. Soon, you’ll have extra clarity that will benefit that longstanding labour of love you’ve been toiling away on. Bringing your dreams to life will keep you too busy for romance, but be on the lookout for an unexpected financial possibility. It’s all systems go, Pisces.


In 2011, officials in India’s Ranthambore National Park were amazed when a fierce male tiger ‘Zalim’ took over the care of his two small cubs after they lost their mother. Zalim’s long-term nurturing and protection (unheard of behaviour for a male tiger) meant both cubs survived.

Anthony Lawrence (1950-2012) is a legend in Africa for his work with animals, especially for his affinity with a rescued herd of young elephants. When Anthony died, his family was touched when a steady stream of elephants arrived at the house. Their ‘goodbye’ lasted two days.

A silent disco is when a group of people can listen and dance to music through wireless headphones rather than through a booming speaker system; this allows for a group experience of sound without causing a noise disturbance. Look out for silent cinemas, operas and bootcamps.

Octopuses are the world’s most intelligent invertebrate (animals with no skeleton or shell). They can tackle mazes with ease, especially in pursuit of a meal – and remember how! They often raid crab pots and they’ve even been known to board fishing vessels and open the holds to feast on crabs.

The beautiful, bell-shaped jellyfish known as the Immortal only grows to about 4.5mm across. In adverse conditions, an adult Immortal can curl up into a tiny ball and slowly revert back to a ‘baby’, and start life again. Is this the only creature to possess the ability to live forever?

On Feb 6, 1971, Apollo 14 astronaut Alan Bartlett Shepard played golf on the moon. In two attempts, two golf balls flew “miles and miles and miles”. An astrophysicist estimated that, if hit correctly, a golf ball could easily travel more than 4km and remain “airborne” for 70 seconds.

CROSSWORD: CRYPTIC ANSWERS: Across: 1 Inform, 4 Knock off, 9 Nearby, 10 Gainsaid, 12 Buckshot, 13 Espial, 15 Edit, 16 Take orders, 19 Spellbound, 20 Chef, 23 Origin, 25 Tea times, 27 Sporting, 28 Starve, 29 Restrain, 30 Scales. Down: 1 Ignoble, 2 Franchise, 3 Robust, 5 Noah, 6 Cynosure, 7 Okapi, 8 Fiddles, 11 Rotator, 14 Tenniel, 17 Ephemeral, 18 Cloister, 19 Sponsor, 21 Fastens, 22 Static, 24 Idols, 26 Anti. QUICK ANSWERS: Across: 1 Pledge, 4 Assemble, 9 Rubble, 10 Peculiar, 12 Hawk-eyed, 13 Stigma, 15 Doom, 16 Heart of oak, 19 Family tree, 20 Dais, 23 Always, 25 Schubert, 27 Tailored, 28 Bazaar, 29 Cogently, 30 Severe. Down: 1 Parched, 2 Elbowroom, 3 Galley, 5 Stem, 6 Eruption, 7 Being, 8 Earmark, 11 Memento, 14 Urgency, 17 On average, 18 Play down, 19 Frantic, 21 Set free, 22 Humane, 24 Wring, 26 Deal.



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Brisbane News Magazine April 18-24, 2018. ISSUE 1173  

Brisbane's premier weekly lifestyle mag, featuring the people, events, food, and properties that make our city beautiful.

Brisbane News Magazine April 18-24, 2018. ISSUE 1173  

Brisbane's premier weekly lifestyle mag, featuring the people, events, food, and properties that make our city beautiful.