MAY 9-15, 2018 ISSUE 1176 brisbanenews.com.au
Dress circle Assemble a winning look with our expert guide to winter racewear
Redefining the great Australian dream
Is this the city’s skinniest house?
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Mother’s Day GIFTS IN THE VILLAGE GIFTS FOR STYLISH MUMS
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1. Specsavers Balmain Round Frames $299; 2. Lorna Jane Inspired by Lorna Jane Clarkson $59.99; 3. Oska Concept Manuelle Grand Canyon Snow Scarf $199; 4. Telstra Store Toowong Trendwoo Morgen Bluetooth Speaker $99; 5. Wyse Lifestyle Morgan Top in Feather $145; Lana Twist skirt in Feather $230.00.; 6. Vogel & Co Jewellers Swarovski Bangle $249; 7. Nextra Toowong 13 x 13cm Photo Frame $47.95; 8. Mister Minit Parker Sonnet SS Pens (made in France) $99.95 each; 9. Taking Shape Pearly Queen Sneaker $99.95; 10. OPSM Tiffany Sunglasses $480;11. Blue Illusion Diana Fluffy Slippers $29.99, Bath Blend Rose Garden Tea Bag $24.99, Cote Noire Art Deco Candle $49.99; 12. Wittner Cosy Mule $99.95; 13. Ella Baché Eternal Replenishing Day Cream 50ml $135, Eternal Instant Ultra Rich Cream Mask 50ml $72, Eternal Beautifying Eye Cream 15ml $90; Eternal Sculpting Serum 30ml $119, Eternal Regenerating Night Cream 50ml $145; 14. Stefan Professional Straightening Iron $120; 15. Stelios Papas Salon System Professional Shampoo $42, Mother’s Day gift card, System Professional Colour Save Mask $55, Stelios Papas Salon System Professional Conditioner $46; 16. Botanical Grace Gingerlilly Boxed PJ Set $99, Palm Beach White Rose & Jasmine Candle $40;
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17. Gerbinos Italian Torte – layers of strega soaked vanilla sponge with chocolate & vanilla custard. Prices starts at $38 8-inch (10 Dessert-size slices). Orders taken the day before at the Toowong store; 18. Merlo Keep Cup Reusable Coffee Cup $12, Bialetti Moka Express Espresso Maker $34.95, Espresso Blend Coffee Beans 200g $11, Chocolate Coated Coffee Beans $8.95; 19. Stellarossa 50% OFF Mum’s meal on Mother’s Day (13.5.2018); 20. Zambrero Brownies $3.90 each, The Complete Package Meal Deal (White Chocolate Brownie, Water, Burrito or Burrito Bowl $16.90); 21. Robins Kitchen Ambrosia Zoey Teapot with Infuser $19.99; 22. Vintage Cellars Veuve Clicquot Non Vintage Rose Champagne $114.99; 23. Terry White Chemmart Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream Kiss Limited EDT Spray 50ml $45; 24. Toowong Shoe Emporium Ziera Oakley Suede Flats $199.95; 25. Kingdom Gifts & Footwear Fixers Butterfly Frame (6 butterflies) $189.95; 26. Health Squared Toowong Lively Living Essential Oil Blend $21.99 each, Aroma-Bloom Aromatherapy Diffuser $89.99; 27. Daisy’s Florist Custom Flower Arrangement from $60; 28. Bed Bath N’ Table Morgan & Finch Knitted Waffle Slippers $24.95, Morgan & Finch Plush Bathrobe $69.95; 29. Happy Foot Massage Mother’s Day gift voucher from $20.
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This week we celebrate good design and great mums. There’s proof of the elevating impact of well designed attire worn with confidence (P15) in our Winter Racing Carnival style guide. Millicent van der Velde says fashion should be used to express the wearer’s individuality. Jamila Rizvi has captured a portrait of motherhood – the good and the bad – in a book of letters, including one from Brisbane writer Laura Chalmers (P29). A similar theme is captured by Charlize Theron’s latest film Tully (P19). Shaun Lockyer’s homes are considered the benchmark of intelligent subtropical design, from his lovely Bardon home to a client’s $10.5 million mansion. And he loves his mum. “She’s an amazing woman,” he says.
INSIDE 7 THE CHAT Bart Hassam’s flower power 8 THE LIST 10 LIFE Phil Brown & Belinda Seeney 12 FEATURE Shaun Lockyer designs his future 15 GOING OUT A judge’s guide to race day fashion 22 RESTAURANT Osbourne Hotel, Fortitude Valley 25 RECIPE ”Don’t forget the cannoli” 26 AT HOME Is this the skinniest house in Brisbane? 36 CROSSWORD 83 HOROSCOPE
timeline HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY: This image, taken in the early 1900s, is a scene familiar to many parents. Don’t forget to say thanks to your mum on May 13. Picture: State Library of Queensland. Research: Amanda Horswill
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A floral affair Hannah Davies
As one of Australia’s top florists, Bart Hassam clocks up some serious air miles. Ready to jet off when duty calls, he could be teaching a workshop in Japan one week and co-ordinating displays for a wedding on Hayman Island the next. At home in Brisbane he loves nothing better than to bunker down in blooms at his new city store, Maison Fleur. The five-time Australian Florist of the Year has opened the shop with friend and former colleague Carolyn Williamson. “As a florist what I aim to do is to send an emotion. Flowers evoke feelings in a way unlike anything else and to be able to do that for someone is one of the nicest things,” says Bart, 41. “It’s not always about finding the grandest or most expensive bouquet for someone, but finding
the most appropriate for the occasion. If it’s a romantic sentiment then of course we would use the pinks, reds, and burgundies, but for something corporate we want to go with a tropical and sculptural design to work with office surroundings.” Bart took out first place in the 2018 Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show, and he will represent Australia at next year’s Interflora World Cup in Philadelphia in the US. “It’s like the Olympics for flowers. I’m really looking forward to showcasing my designs.” The Fortitude Valley resident has been arranging flowers since he was five, when his grandmother entered him in competitions at agricultural shows. When he graduated high school, he didn’t want to do anything else, and boasts a
string of celebrity clients including Delta Goodrem. “I loved structures and building things, and if I hadn’t done floristry I would probably have been an architect. My work is very architectural. I basically aim to respect the beauty of the flower and to accentuate that rather than manipulate it.” Bart’s favourite flower is the orchid, but with Mother’s Day approaching, he is loving working with vintage flowers, which are making a comeback. “We’ve really gone back to all the grandmother type flowers, such as the hydrangea, dahlia and tulip. They’re very old fashioned and fluffy and also in season at the moment so it’s wonderful to be able to use them.” maisonfleur.com.au
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Brandenburg Orchestra on May 15 at the QPAC Concert Hall. The program includes a concerto by 18thcentury French composer FrancoisAdrien Boieldieu who has been called “the French Mozart”.
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Vanessa Fowler, sister of the late Allison Baden-Clay, and chairwoman of the Allison Baden-Clay Foundation, is the guest speaker at a high tea at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on May 12 to raise funds for Friends with Dignity, which provides safe havens for survivors of domestic violence. www.friendswithdignity.org.au
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Some of Queensland’s funniest mothers are taking the stage to help Brisbane comedian, mother and stepparent of six children, Jenny Wynter, launch her new web series, How Me Parent Good, at the Paddo tavern on May 12. Joining Jenny on stage will be Kat Davidson, Jasmine Fairbairn and Emily Kristopher.
Take a culinary journey down the laneway on May 12 and feast on everything from Japanese yakitori to Mexican-inspired corn and traditional Greek honey puffs. Wash it all down at one of the pop-up cocktail bars.
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Belinda Seeney I eyed the bowed rail, heaving under weight of decades of fashionable acquisitions I operate my wardrobe on a similar principle to bouncers working the door at a nightclub — one in, one out. My love of a good thrift-shop haul coupled with my reluctance to ever throw anything out means my double wardrobe is often at capacity. I used to measure my wardrobe’s limits in coathangers: if I couldn’t spare a hanger, I couldn’t snap up that bargain but self-imposed rules are meant to be broken. With increasing worry I eyed the bowed rail, heaving under the weight of decades of fashionable acquisitions, and knew something had to give before the rail supports did. So I changed tack, arriving home with bags of discount designer wear. I reduced my retro stock and culled my collection to make room. And for a while, that worked. Recently, though, I’ve started to hear my stuffed wardrobe groaning as I attempt to shoehorn freshly laundered garments inside. Puzzled, I threw open the doors and stood back to appraise its
contents, hoping to glean an insight into its sudden bloating. I spied the culprits immediately. Almost one-quarter of my spacious double wardrobe is taken up with winter coats and jackets. Many would argue that Brisbane only sees three days of winter each year which is, oddly, part of the reason I’ve stockpiled so many winter woollies. The lack of wear and tear means almost every jacket and coat remains in near-pristine condition. I still have the burgundy shift dress and suit jacket combo I bought from Cue for my first proper job interview two decades ago. It’s a classic cut, quality craftsmanship and only trotted out for special occasions so has earned a permanent berth in the wardrobe. My red trench coat is more than 10 years old but even the later arrivals of a timeless camel-coloured version and shorter navy variation are unlikely to usurp it. There is a handful of well-tailored
suit jackets and blazers I can’t bear to part with, even though they only stave off the winter chill a couple of times each year. After rashly donating a little-worn denim jacket to make room for another purchase, I spent the ensuing decade scouring thrift stores for a replacement which now hangs alongside a leather jacket I bought in Mexico in 2001 and a probably-notauthentic The North Face spray jacket I picked up in the chilly mountain town of Dalat in Vietnam. There’s a sparkly silver bomber jacket that always lifts my mood, black velvet tuxedo jacket that goes with almost everything, a polar fleece that has accompanied me to most junior football games and an emergency khaki puffer coat with hideous mustard shagpile lining bought for $25 from Lifeline Toowoomba that probably saved my life as the temperature plummeted below 0C. Clearly, the only sensible thing to do is build a bigger wardrobe.
I was running late for the doctor the other day. By which I mean I was right on time. Normally I would be there 15 minutes early but this time I was late, for me, but made it right on the dot of 8.30am, my scheduled appointment time. So imagine my chagrin when the bloke who had walked up the stairs with me went straight in to see the doc ahead of me. “What time was his appointment?” I asked and was told “8.15.” So he was 15 minutes late, I was right on time and he took my appointment! I sat simmering in the waiting room. By my rules he should have been turned away. I mean five minutes late is OK, maybe 10, but not 15. Not for the doctor. But not everybody plays by my rules and not everyone is as punctual, or pre-punctual as I am. The only time I am late is when I have to go somewhere I really don’t want to go. But even then I end up being on time because that’s late for me.
I find it much more relaxing to arrive half an hour before a show than five minutes before the doors close. That way I can mooch around, say hi to a few people and generally feel relaxed rather than rushing in and throwing myself into my seat. If I have to pick people up I am always there when they are still drying themselves from the shower. When I was a teenager I had a close mate who was never ready when I arrived to pick him up for a night out. I’d be there, knocking on the door, reeking of Brut, and he’d be still watching telly, reclining in his boardshorts and possibly smoking a herbal cigarette. It was frustrating. My punctuality drives some people crazy but I can’t help it and some of my closest friends share my mania for being on time or early. I was in Sydney recently and invited a friend to dine with me at my hotel and he eats early so I said: “Shall we say 6pm?” To which he replied, “I
Phil Brown will be in the foyer at 5.55.” Anyway, blow me down I was lying on the bed watching the news at 5.30pm when my phone rang. “You’re not going to believe this,” he said. “You’re downstairs, right?” I replied and he confessed that he was. Anyway I was staying near Darling Harbour so we went for a walk around the waterfront there for half an hour because I’m still too young to be eating my dinner before 6pm. There’s a great episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm in which Larry David and his mate, the comedian Richard Lewis, are trying to outdo each other being early at a restaurant and Larry, thinking he is smart, gets there half an hour early only to find Lewis already there. Now I wonder why I can relate to that?
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HOUSE He’s a leading light whose vision is transforming life in the subtropics. Meet architect Shaun Lockyer Tonya Turner At the bottom of a hill on a quiet street in Bardon sits Lighthouse, the home of Shaun Lockyer. It’s not a grand house of epic proportions like many of those designed by the highly celebrated and awardwinning Brisbane architect. Shaun and his wife Julie, a former architect turned psychologist, bought the tiny 90sqm postwar cottage 17 years ago, transformed it into the Lighthouse in 2010, and have slowly extended it over the years while raising their two children, Josie, 19, and Edward, 16. It’s a source of inspiration Shaun calls on for his work at Shaun Lockyer Architects, from the lantern-like pod extension and Japanese wet room to the interlocking doors and cut-out handles on the wardrobes. “This home has accommodated us really well. It’s where a lot of my ideas started,” he says. As his practice enters its tenth year, Shaun, 47, is riding the wave of a decade’s worth of hard work, long hours, passion and commitment to create regionally inspired, subtropical, modernist homes. Before starting SLA, he worked with leading Brisbane practice Arkhefield and the world renowned SAOTA in South Africa. His portfolio includes a huge body of award-winning new builds, extensions and renovations for clients whose budgets in the millions. His latest project is for himself: renovating a worker’s cottage to create a new headquarters for his practice, next door to his firm’s current Newstead address. Shaun is eyeing it off for another purpose – as his next family home – if he can convince his wife. His first move is to raise the cottage to create office space underneath for another tenant. “We’ll refurbish the whole top of it and give it a new lease on life,” he says. “What I really like about (the idea of) having our home in a cottage is that it’s kind of the origins of us as a business. “I’ve given myself 10 years to try and convince my wife it could become our home, but I’m looking at her now and she’s shaking her head.” Julie’s reaction is understandable. Every room in
HOME BASE … Shaun Lockyer and artworks at his Bardon home. Picture: AAP/Ric Frearson
their eclectic Bardon home has a story to tell and is filled with art and books and memories. A big bedroom was built with Josie in mind who later decided she preferred her cosy childhood bedroom. A hidden shoe closet in their ensuite holds Shaun’s collection of neatly stored sneakers. There are limited edition sneakers, sneakers he searched for 12 years to find, the Marty McFly sneakers from Back to the Future, the Terminator sneakers and many more. Not just for kicks, the shoes hold a special place in Shaun’s heart. He only started collecting them after his brother Edward was killed in a car accident at age 23. Shaun, then 20, inherited Edward’s sneakers. “We were very, very close. My folks split up when I was nine and overwhelmingly my brother brought me up, so it was an enormous blow,”
Shaun says. The sneakers have all been worn at some stage, but most days you’ll find Shaun in Birkenstocks – paired with bermuda shorts – singing the praises of living in a warm climate. Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Shaun was the youngest of four children and lived in houses he describes as “shockingly ordinary.” His father worked as a financial director for a timber company and his grandfather was a master craftsman. “Growing up everything was about this kind of timber and that kind of timber. When I was a young kid my parents used to drop me off at my grandfather’s and I’d spend hours and hours knocking nails into stuff and my grandfather would talk me through it,” he says. Shaun’s mother owned a clothing store and was a big creative influence in his life. “I adored my parents and I idolise my mum,
RAISE THE ROOF ... The Hinterland House makes the most of its natural setting; the V House sits on the Mooloolah River on the Sunshine Coast. PICTURES: Scott Burrows
VISION SPLENDID… The Shaun Locker-designed Mosman House overlooking Sydney Harbour; houses at Brookfield and North Stradbroke Island. PICTURES: Scott Burrows
she’s an amazing woman,” he says. Shaun was enrolled in a business-law degree when he changed his mind at the last minute to study architecture. At the time, there were no less than 14 accountants in the family and he wanted to do the furthest thing from it. “When I started architecture it was an absolute battle. I was not a good architecture student and I absolutely scraped through my first degree.” After working with prominent architects in Cape Town and travelling in Europe for five months, obsessively photographing every architecturally significant building he could find, Shaun finally found his architectural mojo. “It was an absolute turning point in my life. I went back to uni and graduated at the top of my class with distinction,” he says.
It was 1999 when Shaun and Julie decided to move to Australia with their baby daughter. “We were concerned about the future in South Africa but I think there was something more primal going on in me. There was a part of me that felt like I’d led too fortunate a life. I’d worked hard, but I needed to know I could do it on my own,” he says. “A privileged upbringing in South Africa shows you the best and the worst of the world … Coming from a place of such polarised wealth classes has reminded me to stay grounded and focused on economy within the context of trying to produce poetic and meaningful work.” After short stints in Sydney and AlburyWodonga, they moved to Brisbane in 2000. “It was the lifestyle, the weather, and from a work perspective it felt very much like a new frontier. I was absolutely fascinated with the light
construction of the subtropics, and the work of Donovan Hill, whose work I continue to love, was a major part of me moving up here. I’d seen The C House they’d designed in Coorparoo in a magazine and I said to my wife, ‘If that house can be built in Brisbane I want to live there’.” In a lesson of what a decade of hard work and passion can achieve, Shaun and his family now own a home created by the source of that inspiration. Their beloved beach house on North Stradbroke Island was designed by Donovan Hill. “My worst fear in life is mediocrity or failure, but I’m motivated more by a sense of wanting to be better than average than wanting to be the greatest,” Shaun says. “I can’t stand the idea that you’re not doing the best you possibly can.” Additional reporting, Elizabeth Tilley
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Eyes on the prize A Fashions on the Field judge reveals her tips for a stylish race day win
STYLE GUIDE â€Ś Millicent van der Velde models her race day fashion style suggestions for the 2018 Winter Racing Carnivalâ€™s Kirin Doomben 10,000 Fashions on the Field competition. She wears an Atoir Impossibilities dress, $299.95, Martina McGrath Millinery velvet pearl chain headpiece, $340, Calvin Klein bangle, $209. Picture: Peter Wallis
First past the post Astrid Taemets Turning out in a fabulous frock and donning a stunning hat are safe bets when competing in the 2018 Winter Racing Carnival’s Fashions on the Field. But the secret to winning is all about how you wear it, judge Millicent van der Velde reveals. “Racing fashion should be about showcasing your own personal style, not inhibiting it,” she says. “I love that it allows you to be adventurous and wear things you can’t normally. It’s a chance to flaunt gorgeous millinery, an elegant dress or a bold look without compromise.” Millicent competes in race day fashion competitions across Australia, this year scoring first place at the Gold Coast’s Magic Millions and a runner’s-up berth at The Championships Day 2 Fashions on the Field in Sydney. She’s back for a second stint on Brisbane Racing Club’s Fashion Committee, which oversees the carnival’s off-track action at Doomben Racecourse. Each race day has its own fashion theme and as a judge for UBET Stradbroke Day, Millicent will be on the lookout for outfits inspired by current trends. “The theme is ‘black and white with a touch of red’ and though I recommend sticking to the theme, I’d love to see some bold looks from our entrants,” she says. “Maybe some high-waisted culottes or a jumpsuit. It’d be great to see women pushing the boundaries, rather than sticking to ensembles that are safe and conservative. “Female power suits are really in fashion at the moment. Yeah, something like that would be an absolute showstopper.” She says there are alternatives for those who don’t like hats. “Millinery isn’t for everyone. Either a long, patterned silk scarf wrapped around the base of your ponytail or a wide headband are both ontrend options if you’re not the millinery type.” And it’s better to be overdressed than underdressed, Millicent says. “Don’t wear a straw hat in winter — stick to felt or leather instead. Also midriffs and thin-strapped dresses are not suitable and I highly recommend wearing closed-in shoes. It’s far more elegant.”
DRESS CODE BRISBANE RACING CARNIVAL MAY 12: KIRIN Doomben 10,000 Day FASHION THEME: Bold colour MAY 19: Hardy Brothers Doomben Cup Day FASHION THEME: Fashion forward MAY 26: Treasury Brisbane Ladies’ Oaks Day FASHION THEME: Feminine and floral JUN 9: UBET Stradbroke Day FASHION THEME: Black and white with a touch of red PICTURES: Peter Wallis
Millicent’s race day fashion tips 1. Gloves are optional. “They’re not necessary, but can make a great addition to your look.” 2. Don’t wear a summer dress in winter. “Choose something that’s typically longer in length, with a sleeve of some kind.” 3. Stick to winter-friendly fabrics such as velvet, leather and lace. “No tulle!” 4. Wear shoes that are comfortable. “You don’t want to have sore feet at the end of the day, or worse yet, end up barefoot! Take a back-up pair, such as ballet flats, that you can leave in the lockers.” 5. Choose a long-lasting foundation. “Race days are long, so it’s a good idea to wear a foundation that will last, and bring a powder in your handbag for touchups to keep your makeup looking fresh.”
Hardy Brothers Doomben Cup Day: (Pictured far left) Veronika Maine Floral Medley top, $189, Veronika Maine Drapey Crepe culottes, $239, Felicity Boevink Millinery green felt bow headpiece, $280 UBET Stradbroke Day: (Pictured above left) Reiss Imie-Wrap jumpsuit, $595, Kate Spade Small Byrdie handbag, $349, Felicity Boevink Millinery hat, $420, Samantha Wills ring, $79.95 Treasury Ladies Oaks Day: (Main image) Ministry of Style Dusk to Dawn midi dress, $289, Meg Rafter Millinery burgundy felt headpiece, $480
Stockists: Clothes, handbags and jewellery all from David Jones, QueensPlaza. HATS/ HEADPIECES: All available from the millinery pop-up shop, QueensPlaza. SHOES: Millicent’s own. Stylist: Millicent van der Velde. Hair and makeup: Samara Nilsson
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ROAD TO RUIN ... Henri van Noordenburg’s Lageweg 39 (detail) reflects the trauma of the World War II era.
Shared sensibilities Phil Brown To my way of thinking photographic art can sometimes lack soul. At times it’s just too literal. It depends on the artist of course. But there’s plenty of texture in the photo-based works of Brisbane artists Kim Demuth and Henri van Noordenburg. The exhibition Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, now showing at Onespace Gallery at Highgate Hill, is an example of photography elevated by artistic intervention. Kim calls his works sculptural photographs. They are shaped like small vessels hung on the gallery wall and they explore ambient architectural spaces. The almost ethereal light in some makes them seem reverent, almost sacred. He says he chose photography “as a means of recording the fiction in which I live, the prison to escape from, and the potential to move beyond it”. There are some works displayed flat in 2D mode as well as the sculptural pieces. Some of his larger works feature blurring which has the effect of “diminishing the hierarchy of sharpness that we have come to expect from the medium”. His work seems to sit comfortably in company with Henri’s, whose exquisite prints and lightbox works explore family history and the impact of World War II. A suite of works entitled water line
WAY OF ESCAPE ... Kim Demuth’s Nocturnes 21 breaks away from the everyday.
tells of a dramatic episode in Dutch history when farms were destroyed and fields flooded as part of the defence of the Netherlands, to prepare to defend the country from the advancing German army. Henri tells how 80 farms were destroyed, several of which belonged to members of his family. “Every now and then my grandparents or parents would tell us stories about an extraordinary event but the details and scope of the operation was largely misunderstood,” Henri says. “It is the personal stories that remained with me. One in particular is about the evacuation of the area
and then a return to a destroyed home.” His beautiful blue and white pieces feature occasional flashes of colour in family photos which find their way into a number of pieces. Aesthetically speaking, both artists have created transcendent works that take photography to another plane altogether. TOMORROW, AND TOMORROW, AND TOMORROW, Kim Demuth and Henri van Noordenburg Until May 26 Onespace Gallery 13a Gladstone Rd, Highgate Hill www.onespacegallery.com.au
Avid readers no longer need to wait for the weekly book-club meet to discuss the latest novel over a chardonnay with the girls. Now they can meet other lovers of literature instantly online by playing Book Bingo, posting #bookstagram pics and watching BookTube channels. “The result of that is that people end up reading more widely than they might do because they are connecting online with other people,” Love YA festival organiser Ella Peile says. Love YA is a celebration of young adult fiction at South Bank on May 12. “There’s a really big online community for YA literature – lots of people who are bloggers or bookstagrammers (instagramming about books),” she says. Love YA’s guest line-up includes Aussie authors Ellie Marney, Cath Crowley and Paula Weston and Brisbane-based vlogger-reviewers Piera Forde and Jeann Wong. Ella, 29, of Yeronga, says Love YA will have a festival vibe and is open to people of all ages, although the largest audience group is teenagers and young adults in their 20s. “There really is no limit,” she says. “There are people aged 50-plus who engage in the occasional YA novel.” LOVE YA, May 12, 10am-5pm, Flowstate Pavilion, South Bank, from $10. www.uplit.com.au/love-ya
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Motherhood, uncensored with Vicky Roach TULLY (M) hhhkj Director: Jason Reitman Starring: Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Ron Livingston Running time: 96 minutes Charlize Theron can act – she has an Oscar to prove it. But for the Hollywood A-lister to convincingly pull off her role of worn-out, stay-at-home mum in Tully, the 42-year-old beauty still needed to gain more than 20kg. There is no airbrushing here – Tully is an intimate account of the vulnerable, all-consuming state of early motherhood. The last time the actor gained this much weight for a role – as serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster – she was barely recognisable. Shaved eyebrows and prosthetic teeth completed that transformation. In Tully, the metamorphosis is more ordinary, but just as crucial. Marlo exists in a different cinematic universe to Charlize’s recent role as Atomic Blonde’s superspy, Lorrain Broughton, and that makes her much more relatable. But while Theron’s physical appearance makes a significant contribution to moviegoers’ suspension of disbelief – that muffin top is real – it’s her underlying performance that gives the film its heart and soul. You can almost smell the
distinctive newborn blend of milky vomit, soaking nappies and foodencrusted dishes. Happy might be pushing it – Tully is aiming for an unvarnished portrait of family life – but Marlo and her husband Drew (Ron Livingston) have a solid marriage, the foundations of which are about to sorely tested by the arrival of their unplanned third child. They’re an average couple whose resources are already taxed by a son with special needs – refreshingly, the filmmakers refrain from giving Jonah (Asher Miles Fallica) a label. Warm, stubborn, and frayed around the edges, Marlo initially turns
down her wealthy brother’s (Mark Duplass) gift of a night nanny because she wants to be a hands-on mum. But when sleep deprivation takes its inexorable toll, she reconsiders. Tully is the nocturnal free spirit
(Mackenzie Davis, inset) who turns up on her doorstep and swiftly sets the struggling mum’s house in order. Marlo and Tully form a close bond. But the Mary Poppins-like character’s abrupt announcement that it’s time for her to move on threatens to bring her employer’s world crashing down around her head. And at this point, the film takes an unexpected turn that ultimately raises more questions than it answers. But the chemistry between the two actors is so strong, and the story is so affecting, the unresolved elements of their relationship don’t matter nearly as much as one might expect.
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Taste on tap RESTAURANT Tony Harper What was Fringe Bar, and before that the Rat and Parrot, has reopened as the rather glamorous Osbourne Hotel. And if you think (like I did) that it’s a new moniker, you’d be wrong. Charles Osbourne built and opened the hotel in 1864, and his name stayed with it for nearly 130 years, changed by the Fitzgibbons family in the early ’90s. Well, it’s back, but (aside from the exterior) looking very different from any of its previous guises. At least, that is, the bit I saw; the rest was curtained off from the world. It’s like a covered courtyard, feeling quite outdoorsy, but definitely shielded from the elements. It’s a bright, light space, furnished with booths and high tables, bordered by a long bar to one side. And that bar is dominated by a wall of 31 beer taps covering a range of styles, from XXXX Gold and Great Northern to Young Henrys, smallbatch brews from Newstead, Brookvale Union Ginger Beer and Pimm’s. A heap more come by the bottle, and there are lots of cocktails, ciders and a not-bad list of wines (big names but also some boutique labels) with a choice by the glass. The two extremes of Brisbane pub dining are the Breakfast Creek and steaks at one end, and the likes of the Alliance Hotel at the other. Traditionally most pubs have hovered as close to the Brekkie Creek as possible; it’s a safe bet. Here there’s a
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informed and very, very punctual. Pork waffle ($22) seems the standout dish to try; a slightly sideways grab at American food culture. It could be so much better. The waffle is so-so and the pork (tender, nicely shredded) is laced with chipotle sauce that tastes more barbecue than smoky jalapeno. There’s a fried egg on top (good!) and a decent corn salsa. Karaage chicken ($14) bears the same stigma of a good dish half-done: where’s the wasabi in the wasabi mayo? And too many of the chicken
bits are offcuts, upsetting the proteinto-starch ratio. But the basics are there, and Cape Grim sirloin ($39) arrives cooked exactly as requested, with mustards, a good jus, decent salad and duck-fat potatoes that could use a little work (I sense a shortcut). There are better pub meals, but the Osbourne is well above the halfway mark; it’s good food, but missing the care and insight that would cement its breakaway dishes. Even so, it’s a pub making a serious and successful attempt at something 2018.
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Former high-flyer Peter lands at Lakeside Halcyon Lakeside newcomer Peter Hitchcock spent almost half of his 40-year public service career rubbing shoulders with premiers, prime ministers, ambassadors and even royalty. The former accountant’s role as a senior protocol officer for Queensland’s Department of Premier and Cabinet made him responsible for rolling out the red carpet for the Government’s VIP guests between the early 1980s and 2000. Peter worked under successive Premiers, from Sir Joh BjelkePetersen to Peter Beattie, arranging everything from airport pick-ups and hotel drop-offs for dignitaries to official receptions and state funerals. The job also required him to organise trips and accompany VIPs to key Queensland destinations,
ranging from dusty outback towns to the Whitsunday Islands and the tropical far north. He survived the post-Fitzgerald Inquiry shake-up of the public service that followed the 1989 election of the Goss Government. “It was a big changing of the guard,” Peter says.
The Goss era brought him into close contact with the new Premier’s inner circle, which included future Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and future Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan. And he remembers helping to organise Prime Minister Paul Keating’s grand opening of the Waltzing Matilda Centre in the western Queensland town of Winton in 1995. “There wasn’t a lot of accommodation in town, so we had all these dignitaries staying in tents,” Peter says. “It was funny to see them all emerging from their tents in black tie suits and ballgowns to attend an official event. “I don’t think Longreach Airport had ever had so many private jets parked on its tarmac.” Although it was an enjoyable and
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It’s criminally delicious CHEF’S RECIPE with Alastair McLeod “Don’t forget the cannoli” is a famous line from The Godfather. The Sicilian dessert comprises little tubes – cannolo – of deep fried dough filled with sweetened, vanilla-flecked ricotta. Here, brandy snaps are masquerading as cannoli. They are baked rather than deep fried, the rolling is easy and avoids the need to dust off the deep fat fryer. The traditional filling is supplanted with a thick passionfruit creme patissiere. The sherbet-like taste gives the impression of it being healthy, well almost. Raspberries were decided upon arbitrarily. A compote of late season plum would be terrific as would early season Queensland strawberries. In the words of Clemenza, “Leave the gun, take the cannoli”. Alastair McLeod is chef-owner of Al’FreshCo. www.alfreshco.com.au Photography & styling: Miranda Porter Ceramics: www.instagram.com/ lunaceramics/
PASSIONFRUIT CANNOLI, RASPBERRIES, CARAMEL SAUCE 120g butter, additional knob 290g caster sugar, additional for raspberries 120ml golden syrup, warmed 120g plain flour Pinch ground ginger 2 punnets raspberries 3 egg yolks 20g plain flour, sifted 250ml milk ½tsp vanilla paste 240ml passionfruit pulp, strained and reduced by half 150ml double cream, whipped
Method Preheat oven to 200C. Cream the butter and 225g of the sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in syrup followed by flour and ginger. Chill for 1 hour. Place spoonfuls of batter on a lined baking tray and work each of them, with damp fingers, into 3cm circles. Leave lots of room for them to spread. Divide into small batches and bake for 3-5 mins, until they have spread and have a “lacy” texture. Remove from oven, leave for 1 min, then wrap around a wooden spoon. (I’m never tempted to do more than a few at a time to give me time to wrap them.) To prepare the raspberries, sprinkle over a little sugar and crush slightly as you stir, leaving them more or less whole. For the filling, whisk egg yolks with a third of the remaining sugar until pale. Add the flour and incorporate until smooth. Bring the milk, last of the sugar and vanilla slowly to the boil, then pour a third on to the egg mixture, whisking
continuously. Pour mixture back into the pan and cook over a medium heat, stirring all the time until thickened. Dot tiny bits of butter over the surface to prevent a skin forming as the pastry cools. Once it is cool, stir in the passionfruit then fold through the cream. Place in a piping bag and use to fill the cannoli. Serves two per person with the crushed raspberries and a drizzle of caramel. Serves 4
Passionfruit caramel 75g caster sugar 125g passionfruit pulp, sieved, reserve a small quantity of seeds 3tbs water 1tbs cold butter
Method Cook sugar in a heavy-based pot over a medium heat until it turns a light caramel colour. Remove from heat and add passionfruit and water. Bring to the boil, lower heat and simmer for 5 mins. Swirl in the reserved seeds and butter until mixture is melted, then set aside.
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Fast track for family’s tall storeys Here’s one for the album — a twin-towered fairytale home on a tiny block by the railway Michelle Bailey
KNOCK, KNOCK … A path guides visitors to the front door from the 2.3m street frontage.
It is difficult to imagine a more challenging site on which to build a family home. But for owners Kirsty Volz and David Toussant, the slender 317sq m parcel of land abutting the train line at Clayfield was precisely what they had been searching for. “We bought it from Queensland Rail for a steal, an incredibly cheap block of land for Clayfield,” Kirsty says. “I guess a lot of people thought building on it was just too hard. We thought, ‘We can afford that!’ ” The narrow site called for some creative thinking, which suited Kirsty and David’s aptitude for experimenting with design. They were motivated to create a modest house for themselves and their son, happy to trade floor size for amenity and garden. “We are a small family and we wanted to build a two-bedroom house but lending criteria required us to build three,” Kirsty says. “We settled on a plan with a third bedroom that would operate flexibly.” Kirsty and David ordered rooms into two slender, double-storey towers, connected in the middle by sheltered walkways. “We put the circulation along the southern edge which meant that we could carve out these little voids to get light and ventilation through,” Kirsty says.
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The separation of the two towers brings plant life, sunshine and breeze to the centre of the plan. At ground level, the patio serves as an extension of the kitchen and above it, the walkway with its playfully large window creates a balcony from which conversation can be shared between upper and lower floors. “We were committed to maximising the narrow site,” Kirsty says. “At the front we didn’t want a single-storey carport cutting the house in half, we wanted a pure and simple form and to express the material.” This is why the front of the house appears distinctly tall and narrow, its perforated timber facade enclosing the veranda above the carport. “The veranda is a tough space, due west and looking over the train line,” Kirsty says. “The perforated facade goes some ways to insulating the adjacent room from the afternoon sun and train line.” With a street frontage of just 2.3m, there was space for a single car but
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Birth of wisdom Author Jamila Rizvi asked mothers to write letters of advice for new mums, for her book The Motherhood. Brisbane journalist Laura Chalmers was one of them Jamila Rizvi describes it as the ‘happy motherhood lie’. The Instagram-censored version of motherhood that makes you think having a baby is all play dates in the park, babycinos and babies in adorable animal-themed onesies. It is all of those things, eventually. But before that, the first six weeks are – to pinch Jessica Rudd’s turn of phrase – “so. bloody. hard”. Motherhood is many things. Easy is not one of them. Because no matter how accomplished you have been in your career or how prepared you believe you are to become a mum, having a baby will floor you – in ways you can never truly prepare for. Jamila admits that she struggled, as more than half of all new mothers do, and said her saviour was friend Clare Bowditch who wrote her a letter in those difficult days post-birth. “I read her wise words and found companionship for the first time since becoming a mum,’’ she writes. Inspired by Clare, Jamila has compiled an anthology of Australian women writing letters to themselves sharing what they wish they’d known
about life with a newborn. “Its aim is to support new mums in that period immediately after it goes from being all about them to being all about the baby,’’ Jamila says. I write in the anthology about the arrival of my son Leo. Those first six weeks seem a fog now, as does the subsequent arrival of his sister Annabel. Now both of them stomp around the house in gumboots demanding banana pancakes and to play in the sandpit. But there were difficult times, adjusting to the reality of mum-life and working out how to look after this tiny human that the nurses had surprisingly allowed us to bring home from the hospital with us. ‘Brutal’, ‘empty and lonely’, ‘like being hit by a bus and then reversed over again’ are just some of the phrases that women use to write about those first six weeks. Some talk about deep, dark wells that they found themselves lost down for weeks on end. The heartening thing about these
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Find something fabulous for mum this Mother’s Day at Vogelhaus — an interiors wonderland full of classic, Hamptons and modern furniture, homewares, fashion and giftware. Located on Gympie Rd, Kedron, Vogelhaus is the result of co-owner Elisa Haack’s creative, artistic passion and impeccable taste. “I love the New York 5th Avenue look with a touch of French provincial and Hamptons,” Elisa says. In addition to indoor and outdoor furniture throughout Vogelhaus’ six individually styled rooms, the carefully restored ex-Ellaways old piano store showcases an array of mirrors, conventional lighting, exclusive framed art and a range of home decorator items.
Buywood Furniture’s solid timber benchtops are perfect for modern interior design, according to codirector Lee Kenny. He says the organic quality of the timber adds warmth and texture to a room, making them ideal for kitchens and bathrooms. “We offer a variety of solid timber benchtops, bathroom vanities, waterfall kitchen benchtops and built-in cabinetry, built to your or our design,” he says. “Our team can work with your cabinet maker or designer to create a custom benchtop.” Buywood Furniture is Brisbanebased, with more than 40 years’ experience in handicrafting high quality timber furniture.
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Impressive setting for
family living Spacious Queenslander showcases combination of traditional and modern styles Positioned on a north-facing block, this contemporary five-bedroom Queenslander showcases charming traditional elements. Spread across two distinct levels, the house offers space accentuated by grassy yards. A timber butterfly staircase leads up to the first floorâ€™s covered wraparound veranda and a timeless
front door encircled by beautiful leadlight windows. Inside, traditional Queensland features flow throughout the house, including polished hardwood floors, VJ walls, high ceilings and stylish, decorative cornices. A central hallway divides two front bedrooms, including the main bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite. A thoughtful floorplan creates two wings. The right wing features openplan living and dining rooms around a
ASCOT 40 Bennison St Land: 1371sq m Inspections: By appointment Agent: Matt Lancashire and Jahkoda Ferguson, Ray White New Farm; ph: 3254 1022, 0416 476 480 (ML) or 0413 056 114 (JF) For sale: By expressions of interest closing Wed, May 16, 5pm
modern kitchen with Miele appliances and timber cabinetry. The dining room has built-in bench seating, while the living room has bi-fold doors out to a covered timber deck. Downstairs, the ground floor includes a multipurpose room, family room with adjoining bathroom, and a bedroom with a built-in wardrobe.
34 Country Club Drive & 1 MuirďŹ eld Court, Albany Creek
Acreage escape Surrounded by panoramic rural vistas and established gardens, this magnificent homestead-style residence evokes country tranquillity while providing modern luxuries and resort-style entertainment on its 4.3ha block. A long driveway leads past shady trees and undulating countryside to an inviting single-gable facade with a covered wraparound veranda and established hedges and flowers. Framed by leadlight windows, the front door grants entry into a foyer and formal dining room with polished parquetry flooring. The adjoining formal lounge room features a traditional brick fireplace and bay window overlooking the estate. A nearby living room with polished timber floors also enjoys mountain vistas, along with an open gas fireplace and veranda access.
There are four bedrooms with the main suite including a walk-in wardrobe, as well as recessed ceiling, private veranda access and an ensuite. Outside, the house offers multiple entertaining areas, including a side dining space and covered poolside patio, which overlooks grassy yards and a 14.5m-long saltwater pool with 360-degree rural views. A championship-sized floodlit tennis court sits near a three-car garage with a wine cellar.
UPPER BROOKFIELD 249 Upper Brookfield Rd Land: 4.3ha Inspections: By appointment Agent: Matt Lancashire, Ray White New Farm; ph: 3254 1022 or 0416 476 480 For sale: By expressions of interest closing Thu, May 24, 5pm
The Country Lifestyle You’ve Always Imagined on Brisbane’s Doorstep ‘Astonlee’, Brisbane Valley, QLD • 259ha* (640ac*) of rolling hills, open paddocks & ﬂowing creeks provide a tranquil environment • Located between the waters of Lake Wivenhoe, Somerset Dam & the D’Aguilar Ranges • Abundant water with frontage to Sandy Creek • Uninterrupted views of the Brisbane Valley & ranges from every corner of the property • High quality infrastructure ideal for a variety of cale & equine operaons • Bespoke 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, visionary award-winning home ‘Astonlee’ perfectly blends modern living in a beauful rural environment only 1hr* to Brisbane.
Aucঞon Fri 8 Jun 10:30am Lvl 26, 111 Eagle St, Brisbane View Sundays 11am 2767 Wivenhoe Somerset Rd, Crossdale Peter Douglas 0407 172 101 Jason Maমazzi 0419 650 343 *approx.
This architecturally designed five bedroom home is perfect for families, occupying one of the largest private freehold allotments with absolute river frontage.
DUTTON PARK 99 Rosecliffe Street
INSPECT Thursday 6– 6:30pm, Saturday 12 – 12:30pm or by appointment
This modern home features three levels of living and expansive outdoor areas spanning over 1,000m2 of prime land. Catering for multigenerational living, with multiple entertaining areas, study, living and dining zones this home provides flexibility for all families. With a 1,000 bottle chilled wine cellar, heated pool, large grassed riverfront area for the kids, there isn’t much this home doesn’t have! The opportunity exists to purchase an adjoining 657m2 lot of vacant land, totalling a 1,694m2 riverfront parcel. Less than 3km to the CBD and several prestigious education institutes such as Brisbane State High and University of Queensland.
AUCTION Thursday 24 May at 6pm, Place Auction Rooms, 33 Lytton Rd, East Brisbane
5 BED 5 BATH 3 CAR + POOL + JETT Y
Simon Caulfield 0437 935 912 Courtney Maguire 0401 031 668 PLC-OP4241_BN_A
Presenting views towards the CBD skyline and Gateway Bridge, this designer home has been crafted to deliver architectural wonders, from ground to rooftop terrace.
INSPECT Wednesday 5:30 – 6pm and Saturday 10 – 10:45am
BALMORAL 68 Victoria Street Boasting industrial references, multiple enter tainment areas and refreshing breezes throughout, every room has been meticulously designed. The internal atrium is encircled by outdoor spaces, directly in front of the dining area and chef’s kitchen. A spacious, covered entertainment area bordering the sparking pool features an inbuilt Weber barbeque. The five-star master suite hosts a walk-in robe, a private ensuite and a separate bathtub. Two bedrooms feature stunning views and are just steps from the family bathroom. A guest retreat features an ensuite and a balcony seat opening up to an incredible vista.
5 BED 4 BATH 2 CAR
AUCTION Saturday 26 May at 1pm, On-site
Taylor Kleinberg 0447 466 177 Luke Batchelor 0432 448 147 PLC-OP4241_BN_B
MANHATTAN A superior blend of elegance and style, this impeccable three level residence is the epitome of executive inner-city living.
INSPECT Saturday 11 – 11:45am
WEST END 23/24 Kurilpa Street Embracing soaring ceilings and filled with natural light, the living and dining spaces form the heart of the home across the first floor. Adding to the grand scale and size, the entertainer’s kitchen provides a comfortable breakfast bar and ample space for meal preparation. Ascend the timber staircase to the second level of the home and you will find two oversized bedrooms dressed in deluxe greyscale colour palettes. Both bedrooms are well appointed with modern ensuites fitted with stylish vanities and large freefall showers, providing complete privacy and convenience. The master bedroom enjoys private access to a Juliet balcony.
2 BED 2 BATH 2 CAR
AUCTION Thursday 17 May at 6pm, Place Auction Rooms, 33 Lytton Rd, East Brisbane
Michael Hatzifotis 0414 048 604 PLC-OP4241_BN_C
VIEWPOINT At the pinnacle of inner-city living, this striking sky home residence boasts size, scale and sophistication.
KANGAROO POINT 2603/25 Anderson Street Holding its exclusive place on the Brisbane riverfront, this exceptional home at Yungaba Promontory is a prime opportunity for downsizers, families and professionals. An expansive layout showcases the living and dining areas, while the designer kitchen is equipped with appliances, stone benchtops, and butler’s pantry. Delivering complete privacy, each of the three bedrooms are positioned away from the central living areas of the residence. The master suite presents calming waterfront vistas and an ensuite. Over 80m2 of entertaining terrace, media room, study, laundry and two car parking complete this residence.
3 BED 2+ BATH 2 CAR + POOL
INSPECT Saturday 11 – 11:30am AUCTION Thursday 24 May at 6pm, Place Auction Rooms, 33 Lytton Rd, East Brisbane Simon Caulfield 0437 935 912 Courtney Maguire 0401 031 668 PLC-OP4241_BN_D
BARCA Freehold Riverside Terrace Home.
INSPECT Saturday 11am â€“ 1pm
BULIMBA TH3/59 Byron Street
and Sunday 11am â€“ 12pm 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 riverfront, Terrace Home Three promotes understated luxury complete with internal lift, separate living areas plus study. A full floor master suite boasts a huge walk-in robe and ensuite. With 362m2 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.
3 BED 2+ BATH 2 CAR + POOL
FOR SALE Jason Chaffey 0408 208 939 Simon Caulfield 0437 935 912 Courtney Maguire 0401 031 668 PLC-OP4241_BN_E
SOLD Highest sale price in the Brisbane CBD for 2018! The penthouse, 4102/140 Alice Street is one of the finest residences to be sold this year. As Brisbaneâ€™s prestige property market has strengthened over the past 24 months, our proven track record has continued to perform resulting in 81 multi-million dollar sales. Call us today.
Simon Caulfield 0437 935 912 Courtney Maguire 0401 031 668
GRANDEUR Boasting beautiful city views, this palatial six bedroom residence has undergone a magnificent renovation, retaining its mantle as the ultimate family home.
INSPECT Saturday 12 – 12:30pm
BULIMBA 51 Brisbane Street
and Tuesday 6 – 6:30pm
With 1,010m2 and a 25m frontage, this home is within walking distance to Oxford Street and the Bulimba Ferry. The upper level hosts four bedrooms, formal dining and lounge with fireplace, open plan family living and dining, study and utility room; all serviced by a bathroom and two ensuites. The renovated kitchen with butler’s pantry and entertainer’s deck overlook resort-style facilities. The lower level boasts two bedrooms, cinema, kitchenette, bar, cold room and billiard room leading to the pavilion, pool and spa. Extras include Sonos sound system, security surveillance system, solar panels and wine cellar.
6 + BED 4 + BATH 6 + CAR + POOL
Sarah Hackett 0488 355 553 PLC-OP4241_BN_G
BULIMBA 15/21 Byron Street
INSPECT Contact to arrange a private viewing
Construction is well underway for Bulimba’s most exclusive waterfront offering. Luxuriously appointed with uncompromising style, The Boatyard Bulimba epitomises life on the water’s edge. This immaculate four bedroom residence offers 185m2 of opulent living space with uninterrupted north facing views of the Brisbane River and Hamilton Hill. Boasting only two apartments per floor, security and privacy is assured. This prized development is perfectly positioned to enjoy all aspects of a privileged waterfront lifestyle, with the Oxford Street precinct just minutes away. Due for completion early 2019.
4 + BED 2+ BATH 2 CAR + POOL
ASCOT 2/59 Lapraik Street
FOR SALE $2,075,000
Jennifer Schoenmaker 0468 922 289
Last chance to purchase in this rare, brand new Ascot oppor tunity. This apar tment is proudly positioned in the exclusive Nido Apartments; a boutique complex of 12 residences set above the canopy in the blue-chip suburb of Ascot. Offering south facing uninterrupted city views from each of its two levels, this meticulously appointed apartment features Miele appliances including gas cooking, semi-integrated dishwasher and rangehood. With the seller wanting out by the end of this financial year, there will never be another chance to own one of Brisbane’s most desirable apartments with a stunning view that is unable to be built out.
3 BED 2 BATH 2 CAR
at Display Suite – 145 Oxford St Bulimba
Contact to arrange a private inspection
FOR SALE $945,000
Wes Press 0400 662 171 PLC-OP4241_BN_H
MCDOWALL 51 Keona Road
INSPECT Saturday 3 – 3:45pm and Tuesday 5:30 – 6pm
Architecturally designed, this home is a sanctuar y of space and light, offering a secure and private lifestyle on a tranquil 4,068m2 just 9km from the CBD. This generous floor plan includes six spacious bedrooms, three bathrooms plus a powder room. The private master bedroom features an opulent ensuite, walk-in robe and private courtyard. When you’re not hosting on the sprawling timber deck that overlooks the tropical pools, you can enjoy your superbly appointed kitchen. Enjoy the home’s many recreational zones including lounge, gymnasium, and a granny flat that incorporates a bedroom, office, kitchenette, bathroom and separate entry.
AUCTION Thursday 31 May at 6pm, Place Auction Rooms, 33 Lytton Rd, East Brisbane
6 BED 3 BATH 3 CAR + POOL
Simone Weigall 0411 156 847
PADDINGTON 16 Collingwood Street
INSPECT Wednesday 9th May 5:30 – 6pm and Saturday 12th May 2:30 – 3pm
This unique property is in a prime location for multiple uses – family home, lock-it-and-leave executive living, home-based retail or professional practice, or even an Airbnb. High set and nestled between shady trees, this fantastic, low-maintenance residence offers large, multifunctional spaces with high ceilings over both levels, great natural light and three lovely, private, outdoor entertaining areas. Situated among upper Paddington’s trendy café and shopping precinct and just 2km from the CBD, it provides a serene and secure retreat into leafy views, open-plan living and enticing opportunities.
AUCTION Saturday 12 May at 3pm, On-site
4 BED 2 BATH 2 CAR
Alison Euler 0407 179 115 PLC-OP4241_BN_I
Coveted position Five bedrooms and multiple living areas ensure this residence has ample space for the large or growing family. Set on a flat block, the house impresses on entry with tiled flooring, neutral colour schemes and high ceilings. A hallway leads past a media room, library and bedroom to an open-plan living and dining area, kept cool and naturally lit by banks of windows and bi-fold doors. Nearby is the kitchen, featuring stone bench tops and an integrated coffee machine, along with a patio that overlooks an in-ground pool and timber pool deck. Back inside, a bathroom and laundry complete the lower level, with a staircase ascending to the remaining bedrooms and a family room. Flowing out from the family room
is an enclosed sunroom with plantation shutters. Also bordering the family room is a bedroom, with a bay window seat. This bedroom and two others are serviced by a bathroom with twin vanities. At the rear of the level, the main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe with a dressing area, a balcony an ensuite. Other features of the residence include a double carport, an intercom system, and a garden shed..
ASCOT 44 Abbott St Land: 698sq m Inspect: Saturday (May 12), 1111.45am Agent: Dwight Ferguson, Ray White Ascot; ph: 3868 7500, 0412 385 720 Auction: On site, Sat, May 19, 11am
OCEAN VIEW 16 Dean Drive
INSPECT By appointment
This luxury Hamptons inspired French country manor, set on a low maintenance five acre rural-residential block is located in one of the best kept secrets of Brisbane – The Dayboro Valley. ‘Bellevue’ is situated just 4km east of the Dayboro Village and close to beautiful wineries and wedding venues which offer a large range of consumer options and services. It nestles comfortably amongst thousands of acres of private family properties and state forest making it the perfect getaway from bustling city life. The property features breathtaking views and a separate guest house with spa, to provide true dual living.
6 BED 4 BATH 4 CAR + SPA
FOR SALE John Bradley 0410 454 718 Matthew Biggs 0499 498 988 PLC-OP4241_BN_J
Style and class Never before lived in, this new threebedroom residence in the exclusive Soko Waterfront Apartments offers luxurious living with quality flooring and finishes and a full suite of high end kitchen appliances from the SMEG Linear Range. Spanning 131sq m of living space, the apartment has an open-plan lounge and dining area with abundant natural light and ventilation that extends out to a large covered balcony with river views. Also bordering this open-plan lounge and dining space is the kitchen, featuring soft-close drawers and stone bench tops along with a 900mm gas cooktop with a wok burner, energy-efficient ovens and dishwasher, a wine fridge, built-in coffee machine, microwave and an integrated fridge.
A neutral colour scheme decorates the apartment, with a cedar feature panel providing further style to the kitchen and flooring a mix of American oak timber to the main living spaces, carpet to the bedrooms and tiles to the bathrooms. Other features include blinds, ducted airconditioning and a Smeg washing machine and dryer. Three bedrooms and a bathroom are to the front of the floor.
WEST END 588/21 Duncan St Inspect: By appointment Agent: Elisa McMahon, Ray White Spring Hill; ph: 3144 5200, 0419 701 034 Auction: 612 Brunswick St, New Farm, Wed, May 23, from 6pm
Paddington 1/157 Fernberg Road The finest town-home in Paddington situated in an unrepeatable position with sweeping views forever! -
Private sole-use mosaic-tiled swimming pool Marble floors throughout downstairs Fireplace New top-quality wool carpet Travertine pool surrounds Miele appliances including in-wall coffee machine and steam oven Some Audio-visual and other equipment included in sale BCC Rates: $389.65 Net/qtr. Body Corp: $1289.04 per qtr.
Open for Inspection Saturday: 1:30pm - 2pm Wed: 6:30pm - 7pm
Karen Moke 0406 521 370 firstname.lastname@example.org savills.com.au/residential
AUCTION on site at 1:30pm Saturday 12th May (if not sold prior) Peter Sagner 0401 814 404 email@example.com savills.com.au/residential
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Enviable locale Positioned about 2km from Brisbane’s CBD, this four-bedroom house spans two levels and has panoramic views over the leafy suburban surrounds. Beyond the front gate, there’s a large, paved courtyard with access to the lower level of the house. This level was formerly run as an art gallery, however has now been transformed into an open-plan living and entertaining area. Also on this level, there are three bedrooms, serviced by a nearby bathroom with a corner spa bathtub. The main living hub resides on the upper level of the house and is bright and modern, with an abundance of natural light. There’s a set of sliding glass doors from an open-plan living and dining area to a balcony, while the other set
opens a casual meals area out to an expansive northwest-facing timber deck, which is covered and has impressive vistas. Highlights of the kitchen include a breakfast bar, granite benchtops and stainless steel appliances. Completing the floorplan is the main bedroom. The house has ducted airconditioning and was recently painted inside and out.
PADDINGTON 16 Collingwood St Land: 278sq m Inspect: Saturday (May 12), 2.303pm Agent: Alison Euler, Place Newmarket ph: 3354 8000, 0407 179 115 Auction: On site, Sat, May 12, 3pm
AUCTION 128 Queenscroft Street Chelmer
Overlooking Brisbane River, this ﬁrst time oﬀered c1954 home by architect Kenneth Drewe is a well Auction presented and very appealing lifestyle oasis. The north to rear 873sqm block, complete with a Onsite 6.00PM pontoon, is moments to schools, parks and Chelmer Station. • • • • •
Spacious lounge room, open plan design living/dining area Serene alfresco entertaining spaces and tranquil gardens Modern kitchen, generous bedrooms, tidy bathroom/ensuite Enchanting grounds include a boat shed and double carport Walk to cafés, shops, restaurants and nine kilometres to CBD
Jessica Whitton 0423 676 810
11 May 2018
View Saturday 1.00 – 2.00PM Wednesday 6.00 – 7.00PM
Liz Whitton 0403 807 237 firstname.lastname@example.org
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INDOOROOPILLY 6a Normanby Street CONTEMPORARY FAMILY LIVING AT IT'S BEST Family living was the main focus of this architecturally designed home. It has the ideal blend of contemporary living, spacious proportions throughout and a floorplan that flow seamlessly out to the private entertaining area with built in BBQ and inground pool. The kitchen is the hub of the home with stone bench tops, and European appliances. Located in the Ironside State School catchment, with Indooroopilly State High, St Peters and Brigidine all within walking distance.
View Saturday 2 - 2.30pm Auction Saturday 12th May at 2.30pm Contact 07 3339 8900 Anne Fidler 0412 158 299
427 SPRINGWOOD ROAD…. A MARRIAGE BETWEEN ARCHITECTURE AND NATURE! Situated on the highest ridge of Daisy Hill yet only 25 minutes to Brisbane CBD, this magniﬁcent home marries the solidarity and permanence of its natural rock setting with surprising lightness and ﬂow. Wide architectural entry doors frame views through the interior to the treetops beyond. Every space connects with nature. While marvelling at the views, a half level change leads you up and out to an array of large private terraces. Then there’s the helipad! The sleeping wing concludes with a parent’s retreat. From here there is access to a private terrace and lush gardens. Included is a his and her dressing room, a spa ensuite and double shower. The lower levels of the ﬂoor plan, locate a recreation room, wine cellar and entertainment venue with media centre. These activity zones have internal and separate access. No need to disturb family members! Showcasing all you would expect from a contemporary architectural home: Main House: • Over 600 m2 of luxury living • Five king size bedrooms • Master bedroom with private terrace • Ensuite with spa and separate double shower • Three modern bathrooms (including ensuite) • Hostess kitchen with granite benchtops • Soft close cabinetry and huge walk in larder • Multiple indoor and outdoor living zones • Rooftop entertaining area with shade sail cover • “Blomus chino” wave ﬁreplace in the family lounge • Media/television rooms • Gentleman’s bar with snooker table • Wine cellar • Wrap around terraces orientated outwards the views • Family sized laundry with loads of storage • Six split system air conditioning units
Shailer Park 1/36 Bryants Road, Shailer Park, 3440 8500
Open Home: Saturday 1.00 - 1.45pm Auction: 2pm 12th May 2018 on site Nathan Strudwick 0432 165 631
KANGAROO POINT 215 / 19 Wicklow St
An Amazing Residence in Kangaroo Point A one of a kind, 300sqm residence available at the sought after Vantage. Situated at the Northern most point on the peninsula with unbelievable vistas of the City & River. This is the ultimate position in inner city riverfront living. • A large chef’s kitchen upstairs and a day to day kitchen downstairs • Two levels with lift access from foyer • Elegantly tiled floors and internal staircase • 2 enormous city facing balconies • Formal & informal living areas
AUCTION 19th May 2018 at 1pm onsite OPEN HOME SATURDAY 10-10.30AM & 1-1.30PM WEDNESDAY 6-6.30PM 180 Main Street, Kangaroo Point
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Fit for families Contemporary living close to schools, parkland and Indooroopilly Shopping Centre is on offer at this five-bedroom family residence. Built in 2009, the double-storey house boasts spacious proportions, with a floor plan that flows out from an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area to a covered patio and pool. Neutral tones decorate the downstairs living hub, with the kitchen having Caesarstone bench tops and Miele appliances and polished timber flooring featuring throughout. The patio presents a relaxed space for dining with its outdoor kitchen, bench seating and ceiling fan, while overlooking the in-ground pool and a backyard framed by hedges.
Back inside, a hallway leading from the front door to the rear of the house passes a double garage, a bedroom, bathroom and laundry. A staircase ascends to the remaining bedrooms, a bathroom and family room - the latter with a kitchenette and sliding glass doors to a balcony. Spanning the front width of the upper level is the main bedroom, featuring a walk-in wardrobe, an ensuite and a balcony.
INDOOROOPILLY 6A Normanby St Land: 409sq m Inspect: Saturday (May 12), 2-2.30pm Agent: Anne Fidler, Belle Property Wilston; ph: 3339 8900, 0412 158 299 Auction: On site, Sat, May 12, 2.30pm
Auction 49 Frank Street, Norman Park
Handcrafted Opulence In A Premier Norman Park Location Fusing Hamptons-inspired elegance with the ﬁnest contemporary inclusions, this brand new family residence sits in one of the Inner East’s most exclusive lifestyle pockets. Elevated, north-facing and designed to capture glorious natural light, the home’s interior boasts striking scale and a stunning attentionto-detail. From its classic gabled façade to the grand 3.6 metre high entry foyer and soaring staircase void, every element of the design is destined to impress. Boasting wide-plank Oak ﬂooring, a bespoke wine display and feature gas ﬁreplace, the ground level living level centres around a magniﬁcent kitchen with butler’s pantry and European appliances including an incredible black heritage-style cooker that simply has to be seen! Upstairs, a second living area is accompanied by four over-sized bedrooms including a lavish master retreat with ensuite, dressing room and private balcony enjoying peeks of the city skyline. Smart-device controlled zoned ducted air-conditioning, a stunning alfresco terrace with integrated BBQ, easy-care landscaped yard and saltwater swimming pool also feature at this exceptional address just metres from great local cafes, shops, restaurants, parkland and transport.
This beautiful home beckons your inspection to discover so much more. Jardin Bylund 0413 511 644 Auction: Thursday 10th of May 2018 @ 6:00PM On-site View: Thursday 5:30pm - 6:30pm Saturday 11:15pm - 12:15pm Sunday 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Horoscope with Tanya Obreza and tend to more mundane tasks – groceries, for instance. You need to eat. On the upside: you should notice much self improvement. It’s all to do with a clever mind, confidence and very strong personal magnetism. You’re also entitled to your fair share of fun.
TAURUS (April 21 - May 20) Best Day: Thursday 10th This isn’t just another ordinary week, Taurus. The planets now offer life changing opportunities. Restless mental energy and curiosity makes you look in unusual directions for new experiences to enjoy. Very little will escape your attention. You’re likely to receive unexpected visits or calls, or surprise others with good news. Travel’s also likely.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 21) Best Day: Sunday 13th You become ambitious, with a growing awareness of your talents. In doing so, unhappy conditions are no longer tolerated. Just don’t assume total authority on every topic — someone with more knowledge will eventually call you to question.
figure out who’s best at what and drum up a solid sense of camaraderie. Accept moments of mutual ambition with appreciation. Give openly and this generosity will be returned when you need it most. A lazy stroll down memory lane could turn out to be an adrenaline run.
(June 22 – July 22) Best Day: Friday 11th Relationships may be up for renegotiation. People are full of surprises, no matter how much you think you know them. Some serious issues need your attention right now. Try to find a better balance between the personal and professional, even if it means taking a few days off work.
(August 24 – September 22) Best Day: Saturday 12th Dare to peep out from underneath the doona, and you’ll find that things may not seem that bad. If there’s an easy way of working through any problems, you’ll find it. After all, you’re a natural fix-it. After the 9th, communication skills come to the fore. But don’t lose your nerve if better opportunities come from unexpected sources.
(July 23 – August 23) Best Day: Sunday 13th If given a second chance at ventures that previously didn’t go so well,
(September 23 – October 23) Best Day: Wednesday 9th Many Librans have been rushed lately. Perhaps you should stop for a minute,
(October 24 – November 22) Best Day: Monday 14th Nothing you’ve done to date is wasted. Consider all past experience as a gold mine to tap into later on. The week could also introduce a gifted individual who helps to promote you. Some may resent this moment of glory. If placed on the defence, bring on your greatest weapon – your cool detachment. We’re all blessed with our special traits for a reason.
SAGITTARIUS (November 23 – December 21) Best Day: Tuesday 15th You’ve had some great ideas lately and can’t wait to put them into motion. Just consider: have you included your partner or a particular friend in the decision making? They deserve to voice their opinions. On the upside: if you can manage a romantic escape as well, even better. Go make some lasting memories … the happy kind.
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 20) Best Day: Monday 14th If you can placate rather than push, you’ll be fine. Unfortunately you’re in a stubborn mood and not really open to others’ suggestions. This week asks that you resolve any emotional issues.
BRAIN FOOD WITH LARA CURION A park ranger in the US is listed in Guinness World Records as the person to survive the most lightning strikes. Roy Sullivan (1912-83) was struck seven times in four decades, in a variety of locations, including gardening, fishing and sitting in his truck. The gender of names has changed over the centuries. In the early 1800s, common male names were Shirley, Jocelyn, Vivian, Beverly and Evelyn. Then masculine names became feminine. Two
exceptions were the female names Christian and Douglass, which are now more commonly masculine. Wombats have a rear-facing pouch to avoid flying dirt while digging burrows that can be more than 20m long. In the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires, a woman and her children survived a blaze by crawling into a wombat burrow. We perform our best mentally when we have optimum sleep, with 7-9 hrs per night recommended for
A tough ask, considering what’s been happening. Nonetheless, forgiveness of both yourself and others can only lead to peace of mind.
AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 18) Best Day: Friday 11th It seems that the more contact you have with others this week, the more cash you part with. Yes, Aquarius – it’s open-wallet season. Even if you’re not the one who’s eager to splash out, someone close seems more than happy to spend on your behalf. Other concerns include real estate negotiations or family legal matters.
PISCES (February 19 – March 20) Best Day: Thursday 10th You’ve half a mind to make a run for it, especially when friends or family intrude or inflict their disapproving views. It’s a confusing week, Pisces, so the best thing you can do is just go about your business, and ask others to do the same. Upside: those available for romance should take every opportunity to be in the direct line of vision.
ARIES (March 21 – April 20) Best Day: Saturday 12th Whether or not you’re ready for a fullon week is beside the point. The fact is, it’s here and there’s no way you can ignore it. Your biggest concern: maintaining concentration. It’s imperative that you stay focused. Tackle one thing at a time. Singles have excellent opportunities for new love. Couples reclaim a strong sense of mutual sharing and trust.
ANSWERS adults. We know that REM (deep) sleep is vital to our learning and memory, and that healing and growth is accelerated during sleep; what we don’t know is why. Albert Einstein (1879-1955), known for his genius in theoretical physics, believed the true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination: “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”
CROSSWORD ANSWERS. CRYPTIC: Across: 1 Nutcase, 5 Imagine, 9 Steered, 10 Chortle, 11 Rimed, 12 Dumbfound, 13 Mistletoe, 15 Fated, 16 Backs, 18 Moth-eaten, 21 Samarkand, 24 Haunt, 25 Therapy, 26 Twostep, 27 Pitcher, 28 Resided. Down: 1 Nostrum, 2 Thermos, 3 Airedales, 4 Ended, 5 Incumbent, 6 Aloof, 7 In trust, 8 Emended, 14 Tom Sawyer, 15 Fleshpots, 16 Bus stop, 17 Comment, 19 Taunted, 20 Notepad, 22 Reach, 23 Deter. QUICK: Across: 1 Scruple, 5 Despair, 9 Suffice, 10 Warring, 11 Ensue, 12 To the good, 13 Talking-to, 15 Crazy, 16 Tacit, 18 Last straw, 21 Mare’s nest, 24 Amass, 25 Leaning, 26 Profile, 27 Related, 28 Pattern. Down: 1 Suspect, 2 Refusal, 3 Price list, 4 Elect, 5 Down tools, 6 Serge, 7 Arizona, 8 Rigidly, 14 Gilt-edged, 15 Cast about, 16 Tumbler, 17 Curtail, 19 Realise, 20 Western, 22 Swift, 23 Top up.
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