SEPTEMBER 26-OCTOBER 2, 2018 ISSUE 1196
Jacob Elordi From Nudgee to Netflix, it’s only the beginning for this bright young actor
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This week... What a difference a year makes. Last Christmas young actor Jacob Elordi was moving about his home town of Brisbane without a single request for a selfie. Now, as the star of Netflix sensation The Kissing Booth and with more high-profile roles in the works, the shy 21-year-old has six million Instagram followers and teenage fans mobbing him at every turn. Emma Schafer’s portrait (P8) reveals a focused, hard-working young man intent on achieving his dream of Oscar glory. Finally, and with deep sadness, we say goodbye to Brisbane News photographer Ric Frearson, who passed away suddenly, aged 57. Ric was a master behind the lens, a passionate creative and a good friend. Thank you, Ric, and farewell.
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Belinda Seeney Mounting a marauding party of one, I systematically went room to room, my laser eyesight locating and identifying stolen treasures Set foot in my house and you leave democracy at the door. Majority does not rule, popular opinion holds no sway and the greatest number does not benefit from the greatest good. I am a dictator, plain and simple. I’d like to believe I’m benevolent and unlike my bloodthirsty, warmongering, corruptible peers, but ultimately, what I say, goes. It’s the only way to prevent my kingdom descending into anarchy. I not only make the rules in my suburban fiefdom but am the judge, jury and executioner when it comes to implementing the law and meting out punishment for infringements. My current crusade? Food in bedrooms. The first sign of this crisis was a plundering of clean coffee cups and a decimation of the kingdom’s Tupperware drawer. In a show of tolerance and understanding, I declared an amnesty period when the contents of my
kitchen could be returned without retribution. Nothing. Not even a teaspoon – a utensil whose own ranks had also mysteriously depleted. Biding my time, I waited until my underlings had foolishly vacated our domestic realm before I struck. Mounting a marauding party of one, I systematically went room to room, my laser eyesight locating and identifying stolen treasures. OK, I got a little carried away with my analogy and may have oversold things. Nothing was cunningly hidden – indeed, a good portion of my crockery was stacked haphazardly in plain sight. And it wasn’t so much my 20-20 vision picking them out, but my wrinkled nose. I’m not sure how long ago the plastic drink bottle had been drained of its banana smoothie contents, but the crusty brown dregs indicated the passing of several days. Likewise, the tea-stained tide marks on half-a-dozen mugs.
Bowls and plates bore a confetti coating of crumbs, which – thankfully – had proved unpalatable to ants and cockroaches. An artistic installation of plastic lunch containers lined the floor of one bedroom, the air pungent with the scent of apple cores and strawberry tops fermenting within. A slightly nibbled muffin sat on a bedside table next to a reading lamp and 861 shades of lip gloss. Under the table was a sandwich container that appeared to contain a small, furry animal but was, in fact, the crusts of a fortnight-old sandwich. Rather than beat a furious warpath, I decided to hit the perpetrators where it hurt: square in the bank balance. For every food infraction, they will be taxed the princely sum of $10, the money reinvested in new food containers and industrial cleaning supplies. Heavy the head that wears the tiara.
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Balanced figure He’s poised for the Olympics but gymnast Michael Tone is also a whiz at maths
LIFT OFF ... Michael Tone is set to compete in Doha next month. Picture: AAP/Claudia Baxter
ymnast and maths whiz Michael Tone has the formula for home-town success. The Morningside resident, who started gymnastics at age two, made a team-best three Commonwealth Games individual finals, including a fifth placing on high bars on the Gold Coast in April. Now he’s calculating how to continue his successful run. Michael will head to the world championship selection competition on the Gold Coast this weekend as part of the National Clubs Carnival. He will be one of 4000 gymnasts from 236 clubs including several Brisbane associations. “The Commonwealth Games is the biggest competition I’ve ever competed at, so to be able to walk away and be pleased with how I did is a good feeling,’’ he says. “You don’t often get a chance to compete in front of the home crowd, so to have the entire crowd cheering for you was a completely different experience ... I was able to draw
on positive energy so I could perform at my best.’’ Each week the 22-year-old trains for 28 hours at the Gymnastics Queensland High Performance Centre at Chandler, under coach Sean Wilson. This is in addition to coaching part-time at Brisbane Boys’ College and full-time study at QUT. Michael has completed several subjects of a maths degree but recently transferred to a Bachelor of Business, majoring in finance. “I’ve always been good at maths; it’s probably helped that my mum is a maths teacher. Maths is very problemsolving based, which I guess comes in handy for gymnastics because you use maths to help construct your routines.’’ Originally from the Sunshine Coast, Michael moved to Brisbane six years ago to train after his coach retired. The move came at a cost, with Michael’s father Martin, who runs a safety inspection business, also relocating to Brisbane for a year to support his son.
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The boy from Oz Jacob Elordi is living his Hollywood dream but the adoring fans will take some getting used to, he tells Emma Schafer
t’s 3am and a 16-year-old Jacob Elordi is wide awake at his Wavell Heights home. The St Joseph’s Nudgee College student and aspiring actor is gripped with anxiety as the same dreaded question wreaks havoc on his sleep – “What if I never make a movie?” The stage is Jacob’s second home and he has read hundreds of plays. Hollywood is his “plan A” and he refuses to distract himself with a “plan B”. Fast forward to today and Jacob, now 21, shares a manager with Hollywood heavyweight Chris Hemsworth and played the lead in one of Netflix’s most-watched summer releases, teen drama The Kissing Booth. He was back in Australia last month filming another top-secret project, but has since returned to his base in Los Angeles to film HBO teen drama Euphoria alongside Zendaya (The Greatest Showman) and Maude Apatow (This Is 40, Knocked Up), produced by rap megastar Drake. “Euphoria is my dream role in terms of something meaty and real,” Jacob says. “That’s the biggest thing happening in my life right now.” But family remains his rock and Jacob was sure to fit in quality time while home, though visiting his old haunts is no longer so easy. Teenage girls flock for a piece of Noah Flynn – the bad boy heart-throb Jacob plays in The Kissing Booth. The 195cm actor, who had parts in Swinging Safari (2018) and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017), now has almost six million Instagram followers, multiple fan-pages and a girlfriend – Hollywood actor Joey King, 19, who plays his love interest Elle Evans in The Kissing Booth. “In all honestly, it’s been a little bit difficult for me,” Jacob says. “I’m pretty private … so to me it’s a little unnerving to see my face and my name everywhere. “I’m so stoked that people enjoyed (The Kissing Booth), and I have a lot of love for people sending letters and writing appreciation posts, but it’s a bit of a shock. I don’t think I’ll get used to it.” He’s just wrapped filming on his next film, 2 Hearts, in Vancouver, where screaming fans gathered outside his
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BIG TIME ... Jacob Elordi with sister Isabella and parents Melissa and John; with co-stars Joel Courtney and Joey King; in character in The Kissing Booth. Pictures: AAP/Renae Droop hotel. It’s all been cause for good-natured ribbing from Jacob’s former Nudgee classmates. “On Instagram people make a lot of compilation videos of me shirtless and smiling and dripping in sexy sweat. I get sent a lot of those by my friends,” he says. The Kissing Booth was Jacob’s 103rd audition, filmed against a blue sheet on the garage wall at home. “I’ll never forget the day I got the call saying I got the part. It was a Saturday and I was walking through Westfield Chermside. I could see it was a conference call with about five managers. They always told me that meant either really good or really bad news. When they told me I’d got the part, I collapsed and just started crying. It meant a whole lot.” When the time came to leave Brisbane, Jacob was ready. His mum Melissa, the Nudgee College tuckshop co-ordinator, says his American accent has been perfect since he was 10 years old. “He was in grade four, and for show and tell he rapped an Eminem song. He just loved that
American accent,” she says, adding he was 12 when she knew he had serious talent. “His school did a production of Seussical and Jacob was The Cat in the Hat. He was so confident and so funny, and even then he had such a strong self-belief.” It was that conviction that Chris Hemsworth recognised in Jacob when the pair met at the Park Hyatt Sydney about three years ago. Jacob was in town for an audition and Chris was on a press tour with their now shared manager. “He basically sat me down and was like, ‘Look, you clearly love acting’, but he said I should ‘win a Logie or something’ before moving to Los Angeles,” Jacob recalls. But Jacob would much prefer an Academy Award, according to his dad, John. “He told me once that he wanted to win one and I said something like, ‘You know that’s a one-in-a-million chance?’ Jacob looked me dead in the eye and said, ‘Someone has to be that one’.” Jacob is not the only star in the family. Sister and “best
friend” Isabella, 23, studied at The Australian Ballet School in Melbourne. The Elordi family moved to the Victorian capital for four years after she won her place and Isabella says her next move will be to LA, to help Jacob navigate his new life. “My family (including brother Michael, 31) are my best friends on the entire planet,” Jacob says. “There was never a moment when they didn’t support me. They put me through every class and bought me every book. They let me watch any movie (and) let me take days off school to work on auditions. They helped me survive in LA last year.” Now writing a screenplay, Jacob says his ultimate goal is to return to Brisbane and bring it to life. “I’m so arrogant about Brisbane when I’m in LA,” he says. “I tell everyone I’m from Brissy and it’s the best place on earth. I got to Hollywood and realised I wanted all my friends (with me).” But home will have to wait.
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Active pursuit Danielle Larkin designs workout wear to flatter all forms – and she’s sew happy it’s all made in Brisbane Hannah Davies Establishing a label in the competitive activewear market is no easy feat. For Brisbane designer Danielle Larkin, of d+k, the key has been to create workout wear for all shapes and sizes. “I’m passionate about making people feel confident and great in clothes,” the 27year-old says. “I really love working with body shapes and overcoming real problems that women encounter with active wear, such as a top not having enough support in the core or a pair of tights creating a muffin top.” d+k has been up and running for 18 months and is stocked in 43 retailers across Australia, as well as online. Everything is made in Brisbane. “Unfortunately, there is a massive move to get everything made out of Australia, and I am going against that because I want to bring it all back,” Danielle says. “All of our customers are very welcome to come and have a look around our headquarters at Virginia, and see the whole design and production process from start to finish.”
The Paddington resident nearly missed her fashion calling when, after graduating from Mt St Michael’s College at Ashgrove, she embarked on an interior design degree at QUT. She dropped out to pursue fashion. “I always used to sew with my grandmother as a little girl and eventually I realised that this is what I wanted to do,” Danielle says. “After leaving uni, I found a pattern maker in Brisbane and took on a more hands-on approach to learning. She taught me everything I know.” Now preparing to debut her spring-summer collection at Brisbane Fashion Month next month, Danielle is tipping colour blocking and versatility as the next big trends in active wear. “The spring range is based on boldness, using a fiery red for power and inspiration; and the summer collection is relaxed and chilled, with icy tones of grey and white.” Brisbane Fashion Month runs from October 1 to 31, with events including free pop-up runway shows in the city. brisbanefashionmonth.com.au; dplusk.com.au
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Funky fusion A leafy, laneway bar near the Gabba scores with Japanese street-food bites and an edgy drinks list RESTAURANT Tony Harper Superfly Funk Eye – what a handle, and one obviously NOT aimed at the over-50s. The name promises a meandering path to somewhere out of kilter – and it delivers. There is indeed a meandering path, pedestrian only, off Gibbon St leading to the venue. It sets the scene, builds expectation. What you find on arrival is a small, tucked away place, with an equally small offering – a mere eight dishes on the menu, plus a couple of specials – and a very concise drinks list. If there are 40 seats in the place, I’d be surprised. There are just a few tables in the courtyard and stools in the small room that holds the kitchen and bar. It comes from a variation of the credentialed team that has Hai Hai Ramen, King Tea and Remy’s in Paddington; Special Rub in Coorparoo. Add up the genres ... Japanese, Chinese and American; the sort of cultural splatter that generally makes me nervous. But the sibling restaurants are clever, if not necessarily buffed, honed, authentic in the way that, for example, Sichuan Bang Bang hugs its roots. Instead, they do contemporary pastiches of their chosen cultures, and they do them quite well in a Lacoste-meets-hipster kind of way. Here it is Japanese street food, sort of. There’s a special of kingfish tonnato, a Superfly variant on the Italian vitello tonnato. And it’s a very, very good fusion, making the most of that creamy, dryly textured tonnato sauce, thinly sliced, justseared kingfish on top, like discs of radish: imaginative and beautifully concocted. And it’s $12. Truly. Of the nine listed dishes, we have a
SUPERFLY FUNK EYE 17 Gibbon St, Woolloongabba Ph: 3391 1387 Chef: Guy Rooney Lunch, Fri-Sat; dinner, Tue-Sat Eftpos and major credit cards Vegetarian options On-street parking SCORES OUT OF 10 Food: 7.5 Drinks: 7.5 Vibe: 8.5 Service: 8
CUSTOM COOL … Meander along Eden Lane to discover Superfly Funk Eye at Woolloongabba, where tasty eats include pork-belly bao (inset). Pictures: AAP/Ric Frearson
crack at five, including an over-the-top dessert of s’mores, an American invention of marshmallows, chocolate and biscuit ($10). It’s too much for me. Karaage chicken ($10) is splendid; pork-belly bao ($8 for two) so-so; and pork ramen ($16) is at the delicate end of the spectrum. I’m talked into brussels sprouts ($14): great decision and a super rendition. I generally abhor the things but, just like cauliflower and broccoli, they can be
disguised and dolled up with glamorous additions such as yuzu yoghurt, black fungi, cashews. I’m a convert. It’s tasty food – at times surprising, unexpected – that delivers a lot more than the meagre prices suggest, and it comes out hot and fast. The drink offering follows similar themes of brevity, value and a youthful target audience. Not a bottle of Penfolds in sight. Instead there is a collection of
Japanese whiskies, a couple of sakés, a small run of cocktails and a handful of edgy wines from small, innovative producers – Billy Button, Bellwether, Unico Zelo, Ministry of Clouds. Superfly Funk Eye is the kind of place we love to visit in other cities while moaning about the lack of them in Brisbane. Sitting in its arbour-like courtyard feels like sitting somewhere not in Brisbane. But it is here. And it’s terrific.
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BAKED SALMON NOURISH BOWL WITH DILL AND CUCUMBER RAITA BAKED DILL SALMON 100-130g salmon fillet 1tsp olive oil Squeeze of lemon 1tsp chopped fresh dill Salt & pepper to taste
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GOLDEN ERA … A six-fold screen, c.1650, with pine trees and gold leaf is among Japanese artworks from QAGOMA’s collection on show in the A Fleeting Bloom exhibition.
Screen stars Japanese artworks capture moments of fleeting beauty GALLERIES Phil Brown Poets and philosophers tell us that beauty is fleeting and they are right. This is where art comes into the picture because art can capture that transient beauty. And so we have A Fleeting Bloom: Japanese Art from the Collection, a fascinating display of Japanese art treasures that we are lucky to have as part of the QAGOMA collection. Tarun Nagesh, who is curator of Asian and Pacific Art at QAGOMA, and assistant curator Emily Wakeling, pored over these treasures, selecting highlights for this gorgeous, contemplative exhibition.
It will be on until next year with some rotation of works along the way, so I suggest several viewings. Tarun describes the gallery’s Japanese holdings as “the deepest collection within Asian art” at QAGOMA. “It’s also a collection that has a long history and one of significant donations,” Tarun says. Screens and scrolls gifted through the James Fairfax AC Bequest form the backbone of the exhibition and they are particularly beautiful. Tarun describes the Japanese aesthetic as “unique”. “There are a number of different influences – many of them they made their own,” he says pointing out that Shinto
and Buddhist philosophy informs this rich aesthetic. The exhibition focuses on the moments of distinct and transient beauty found in the portrayals of nature, history and spirituality in Japanese art. The display includes ceramics, photography and sculpture, as well as those gorgeous scrolls and screens. The folding screen format of painting reached its peak during the Edo period (1603-1868). In these works, artists created landscapes of the changing seasons and also depicted literary scenes across a series of panels. Hanging scrolls, known as kakemono, provided a more intimate expression of figurative painting, calligraphy and poetry. The ceramic works often reflect an aesthetic celebrating imperfection. There is photography from the beginning of the Meiji era (1868-1912), and these photos capture the moment in history when influences and technologies were beginning to interact with traditional
life as the nation was on the verge of social transformation. Until then, Japan had been a country largely cut off from the outside world by edicts handed down by the shoguns who ruled for many centuries. Having such a closed society allowed the development of this distinct Japanese cultural aesthetic that is reflected in the art of Japan. As Tarun points out, that aesthetic is not only applied in the art world. But it is in the art of Japan that it is most distilled, and this exhibition shows this distillation of culture, religion and philosophy, and how that is reflected in various forms of art. It’s the screens that are the hero pieces – exquisite artworks inspiring contemplation and worth spending quite a bit of time standing in front of. A Fleeting Bloom: Japanese Art from the Collection, until Sep 29, 2019, Gallery 6/Henry & Amanda Bartlett Gallery, Queensland Art Gallery, free, qagoma.qld.gov.au
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Cause for alarm A sense of danger ticks away like a time bomb in this dark fairytale
Vicky Roach THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS (PG) hhhkj Director: Eli Roth Starring: Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Owen Vaccaro Running time: 105 minutes Director Eli Roth’s first foray into PG-rated territory will test small or sensitive children. But good fairytales often do. What’s more surprising about the Hostel franchise creator’s follow-up to the moribund Death Wish remake he released in Australia earlier this year is that it’s actually quite interesting.
Without recourse to the grisly over-thetop violence and gratuitous gore that has been his trademark modus operandi up until now, Roth is forced to dig a little deeper. The discipline does him good. Artfully eccentric performances from Roth’s three lead cast members keep The House with a Clock in Its Walls’ cogs and gears turning. After a practice run in the horror comedy Goosebumps, Jack Black is now a master of the family-friendly dark arts. There’s more at stake for his second-rate warlock, Jonathan Barnavelt, in this creepier, more cogent variation on the theme, based on John Bellairs’ 1973 Gothic fantasy. And Black’s performance is beautifully matched by that of Cate Blanchett as the formidable Florence Zimmerman, a purple
witch of extraordinary power and passion. The pair’s verbal jousting cements their status as old, dear friends. There is also something genuinely odd about Owen Vaccaro’s characterisation of Barnavelt’s nephew, Lewis, who moves to New Zebedee, Michigan, to live with his black-sheep uncle after his parents are killed in a car crash. In a cinematic world of cutesified misfits, the pint-sized stoic stands apart – even his flying cap and goggles feel more like armour than affectation. Barnavelt’s ticking house is dangerously intriguing – not just to Lewis. Roth channels his own inner 10-year-old to summon just the right combination of awe, fear, curiosity and transgression as the orphan explores his strange new environment.
Lewis’s limited perspective – his guardians protect him from the full extent of the danger – adds to the tension by leaving his flank open to evil forces. When Kyle MacLachlan’s dark-hearted villain and his shapeshifting paramour (Renee Elise Goldsberry) rise from the grave, Roth keeps the horror just this side of an M rating. The malevolent dolls and regurgitating pumpkins are nicely attuned to the feverish imagination of a child. At no point during the film is the audience in doubt that Lewis’s new world – without parents – harbours dangerous secrets. But by the time the credits roll, he has summoned the strength and skills required to survive them.
He gets his wish when a well-executed cyber attack reveals the identity of all the active undercover agents in Britain. Recalled to head office, English offs his three better qualified rivals (Michael
Gambon, Charles Dance and Edward Fox) in an unfortunate accident involving an exploding pen that plays out as textbook Atkinson. Desperate times … Emma Thompson’s expertly exasperated, popular voteconscious prime minister has no choice but to sanction the incompetent agent’s return. Accompanied by his trusty sidekick, Bough (Miller), English sets out to catch the evil mastermind. Being a Luddite (as well as a not-so-holy fool), English has no use for the departmentissue smart phone – fortunately, his lack of an online presence renders him invisible to the digitally focused villain. Instead, he plumps for a classic spy kit, which the resident boffin retrieves from the dusty outer reaches of storage. His gadgets include magnetic boots, a steam-punk cat-burglar suit and jelly(gnite) babies. Johnny English Strikes Again plays fast and loose with British stereotypes … and for the most part it works.
JOHNNY ENGLISH STRIKES AGAIN (PG) hhhjj Director: David Kerr Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Ben Miller, Olga Kurylenko Running time: 89 minutes Rowan Atkinson’s bumbling MI6 agent is stuck in something of a time warp. The third instalment in the Johnny English franchise turns this potential limitation to its advantage by actively embracing the character’s anachronistic behaviour in the storyline. With Britain’s Brexit deadline fast approaching, it might almost be argued that the Francophobic Bond wannabe has something serious to say to contemporary audiences about nostalgia and economic nationalism. But that’s a line of inquiry that will take us only so far. When this old-school spy spoof opens, English is teaching at a co-ed boarding school. His students adore him – because he V1 - BNSE01Z01MA
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Heart strings Violin virtuoso thrills to the magic that only happens on stage Fiona Purdon
CALL THE TUNE ... German violinist Arabella Steinbacher will perform with the QSO.
Arabella Steinbacher believes in the emotional power of music. The virtuoso violinist has been playing Bruch’s Concerto No.1 for Violin and Orchestra, Op 26, since the age of 11, but says the years since have altered her perception of it. She will perform the popular piece, “full of beautiful melodies’’, with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra at the Beauty and Power concert at QPAC on Friday. “Every time I play the piece I hear something new and feel something different. I related to it as an 11year-old, but I would like to think I play it differently now because you bring all your emotions and life experience. Also, as you get older, you become more brave and you feel more freedom,’’ says the German violinist, speaking from her Munich home. Bruch’s concerto is especially close to Arabella’s heart because she studied it with her father Alexander, a well-known pianist and choral teacher, and she has fond memories of home concerts. “My father passed away 10 years ago but he loved the second movement very much. This is the magic of music – you always have a connection with other elements of your life. It was a natural thing for us to make music together at home.” Arabella started playing the violin when she was
three years old after her mother, Kyoko, heard of a German teacher who used the Suzuki method. “My mum is Japanese, and she came to Germany to study singing and fell in love with my father. That is another thing music does.’’ Arabella, who will also play the Walton Symphony No.1 in B flat minor, says the concert with the QSO has been two years in the making. “I’ve been to Queensland for holidays – mainly the Great Barrier Reef – but now I will get to perform here. I’ve heard wonderful things about the orchestra. I’m curious about the (QPAC) Concert Hall and the audience in Brisbane.’’ Arabella, 36, has spent the past 18 years travelling the world, performing about 70 concerts a year at venues such as New York’s Carnegie Hall. She was elevated to soloist status as a teenager. “There is much more (to it) than to be able to play all the concertos. You have to love the lifestyle of travelling all the time and to always be in a different hotel. I love playing concerts and people obviously love what I did. When I get on stage ... it’s magic. “A soloist has that freedom to just play what you feel in that moment.’’ Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s Beauty and Power, Morning Masterworks, QPAC, Concert Hall, Oct 5, 11am, qso.com.au
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n a holiday house on a quiet corner block in the heart of Byron Bay’s tightly held old town, a collection of thoughtfully designed rooms offers the ultimate family getaway. A large children’s bedroom with bunk beds and a speckled wallpaper ceiling holds baskets full of dress-up costumes and universally loved toys, deep shelves filled with storybooks and animated DVDs. The nearby master bedroom opens to a private deck with an outdoor island bath surrounded by lush tropical gardens, a hanging chair and an inviting circular daybed. At the end of the hallway the home, which sleeps 10, opens to a designer kitchen and sun-drenched living rooms. The Barefoot Bay Cottage is the creation of Melissa Bonney, director of The Designory, and her husband Brendon Bott of B2 Construction. As a couple they have spent 20 years holidaying in Byron Bay, the past 10 with their three children in tow. “It’s one of those places you leave feeling at peace with yourself,” Melissa says. V1 - BNSE01Z01MA
Cottage industry A Byron Bay abode blends old-world charm with designer dash for the ultimate holiday rental, writes Tonya Turner After combining their skills to flip houses, the couple decided to design and build a luxury holiday home in their beloved coastal town. “We fell in love with the house and the block of land, and ended up buying it and making it our next project,” Melissa says. Opposite a lush nature reserve, the renovated cottage is filled with natural light and decorated in a palette of fresh white, sage green, deep navy and concrete grey tones. “It was important to us to get the feel of the house right so that it captured the essence of Byron Bay. We wanted guests to
feel relaxed from the moment they walk into the house. It has a special energy about it,” Melissa says. The cottage’s exterior is just as heavenly as its interior. There’s a heated swimming pool, a thick lawn to kick a ball around on, bikes to go exploring through the streets of Byron, a huge outdoor dining table, built-in bench seating and a lounge area. On cool nights you can also fire up the IXL Fresco heater or grab one of the soft blankets rolled up in the nearby basket for warmth. For Melissa and Brendon, making the home unique was a priority.
“We’ve travelled to Byron quite a lot and there’s a distinct look repeated a lot, which is white interiors with bohemian touches and coastal palettes,” Melissa says. “We didn’t want to repeat what everybody else was doing – we wanted to deliver something that spoke to the beach and the hinterland, which is a part of Byron for us that really delivers that magic. We wanted to connect to both in a way that was more authentic to us as a design team.” Overall, they were striving for a look that was Australian coastal luxe with hints of quintessential Byron chic. “It does still have those hints of the eclectic, but there are beautiful old pieces in the house and we’ve worked really hard to deliver a lot of texture, as well as the beautiful greens from the hinterland, and the beach tones and sandy stone colours to deliver that connection to nature.” It’s the ultimate luxe Byron getaway. The writer was a guest of The Barefoot Cottage, rates from $700-$1400 per night, ph: 1300 589 426, luxico.com.au BRISBANE NEWS September 26-October 2, 2018 25
Big sky dreaming High-rise garden towers and inspired outdoor spaces are set to cement our status as a lush metropolis, writes Michelle Bailey
risbane has a compelling city vision – a subtropical river city, positioned at the edge of the Pacific Ocean. “It’s an identity that should be embraced because if Brisbane only sees itself as a smaller sibling to Sydney and Melbourne, it will never reach its full potential,” says Singapore-based Australian architect Richard Hassell. “Its subtropical character is something really unique and special. And I think being special is better than being a leader.” The meandering Brisbane River, verdant landscape and balmy subtropical climate are among our city’s most valuable assets. Each has helped its identity and contributed to our enviable year-round outdoor lifestyle that’s so attractive to a global market.
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“A blue sky and green view should … be celebrated and enhanced,” says Brisbane-based landscape architect Nathalie Ward. “To attract talent we need to be a liveable city that embraces its natural and city-shaping assets.” Embracing Brisbane’s climate and landscape is the core philosophy behind a variety of projects designed to strengthen Brisbane’s subtropical identity. One of these is 443 Queen St, designed by Singapore architecture firm WOHA, in collaboration with Brisbane architecture firm Architectus for Cbus property. WOHA founder Richard Hassell drew inspiration from Brisbane’s river, subtropical climate and outdoor living culture to create the fantastical garden tower. The open, “breathing” building sets individual apartments in gardens, with abundant daylight, breezes and views.
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“You don’t appreciate how green the city is until you step back and observe it, or you see it from the air,” Richard says. He says high-rise buildings don’t have to be dry, sterile environments when they can be as lush and green as those on the ground. “(443 Queen St) makes the ideal way to enjoy living in the city, in a three-dimensional garden that reaches up into the sky.” Apart from the creation of verdant garden towers to transform the city’s landscape, Nathalie says protecting and transforming the river and parklands will strengthen Brisbane’s natural heritage. She says green city strategies are recognised globally as important in defining city image and creating healthy urban environments for people to live and work in. “Brisbane’s unique balance between urban and natural,
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Brisbane is different. We have a distinct urban fabric that provides a range of great subtropical places for people to live, grow up and grow old fusion of indoor and outdoor is a key celebration of our subtropical climate. It influences daily life and is critical to the city’s image and future liveability.” Nathalie is leading Brisbane landscape architecture firm, Lat27, to develop ideas for a Green Grid – a citywide plan to preserve and extend parks and open space to enhance liveability. “Key strategies include enhancing the ‘green lungs’ of the city with multifunctional open spaces and
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harbour, and is equally limited by its inability to change. “Melbourne has built an admirable urban society and cultural platform set in the grid of high-density settlement. “Brisbane is different. We have a distinct urban fabric that provides a range of great subtropical places for people to live, grow up and grow old, with our river a key place maker in the city’s story. It’s time we took stock of Brisbane’s assets and acknowledge its limitations, and explore bold ideas to develop the city in a cohesive way.” HIGH-RISE HEROES ... Cbus Property’s 443 Queen St garden apartments; the Green Grid’s urban forest vision; Cbus Property’s South Cabana; Lat27’s Kingsford Smith Drive River Walk upgrade.
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Phil Brown My crime? I had taken one of those plastic brains out of a model torso used in science class and placed it on the teacher’s desk, wearing my glasses I could say that I was blessed with a good memory, but that wouldn’t be quite accurate. It’s sometimes more of a curse than a blessing, actually, because I recall in excruciating detail the worst moments as well as the best. I have one of those cinematic memories. I can close my eyes and conjure up little movies of my life in intricate detail. And I can conjure the feelings that go with those moments, too. Funnily, many of the bad memories involve my misadventures at high school. Take, for example, the time I got the cane at Miami High – six of the best from an assistant headmaster who was little short of a psychopath. My crime? I had taken one of those plastic brains out of a model torso used in science class and placed it on the teacher’s desk, wearing my glasses. So when the teacher turned around there was this brain looking at her. For that I was sent to the assistant
headmaster’s office and he made me sit outside for an hour before he saw me. I could hear the thwack of the cane being administered to the student who was in there before me. When I went in, I was given a stern talking to and then told that I wasn’t going to be caned, although, on second thoughts, he said, yes, maybe he would cane me to teach me a lesson. What a sadist. I can recall every stroke of that cane and can feel it stinging now as I write this. I wish I couldn’t remember it, actually. I can recall also, quite vividly, the embarrassment I felt on my first date when I took a girl to the pictures and she groaned when I put on my spectacles. I can also remember the ignominy of being beaten up by a boy called Ray. And the agony of those long summer days when each minute at that school dragged like an eternity. I can also recall, in mind-numbing
detail, the worst job I ever had, working as a labourer one Christmas on the construction of the Hinze Dam. We sweltered and toiled like slaves in some sword and sandal epic in soaring temperatures. If I close my eyes now I can feel the heat and recall the horror of looking at my watch and realising I still had four hours of digging ahead of me before knock-off time. I can recall also the elation when I was sacked from that job. “Let go,” they said. “Thank you,” I said, and the foreman looked confused. I can remember all these moments and more – vividly, much better than I can recall the good times. Although I can conjure the highlights, too, like that first time I stood up on a surfboard at Northcliffe just south of Surfers Paradise around Christmas 1969. And the time my son hit his first six at cricket one Saturday morning. I can see that ball sailing into space even now. See, I have good memories, too.
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on the hill Impressive lifestyle awaits at this Hamptons-style home Described as a “luxury retreat”, this Hamptons-style home sits on a sprawling 2278sq m lot in one of Brisbane’s most exclusive suburbs. The 1960s tri-level residence at 48 Markwell St, Hamilton, is the home of Eat Street co-founder John Harrison and his family. “We have been here for 16 years and raised our three kids,” John says. “We are tennis players but when we saw the 11ft deep pool with diving board … and the fact it felt like we were on acreage in a
great suburb so close to the city, we knew we wanted to live here.” John says the family have fully renovated the house, and made many memories over the years. Entry to the sprawling, leafy haven is via a private road. Outside there is a tennis court, resort-style pool and hardwood timber deck and entertaining area. On the ground level, there is also a guest bedroom, bathroom, laundry and office. The second floor is where you will find another five bedrooms including a sunken main suite with a balcony, walk-in wardrobe and luxurious ensuite. There is also a family bathroom on this level.
HAMILTON 48 Markwell St Land: 2278sq m Inspect: By appointment Agent: Penny Halliwell, Ray White Clayfield; ph: 3262 2266 or 0412 872 368 For sale: By negotiation
The vast living space is located on the third floor, which includes a living room with adjoining dining area that is perfect for entertaining, a second living and dining zone, a gourmet kitchen with sleek stone benchtops, an island bench, gas cooktop, dual ovens and a servery window. Glass doors lead out on to an outdoor entertaining space that overlooks the home’s lush gardens. Additional features include side entry to the deck and pool area, a two-car garage with ample storage space, B&D roller door smartphone app control (internet hub connection) and a front door intercom system with answering points on each level.
Modern charm A meticulous renovation has transformed this family-sized Queenslander into an entertainer’s dream, with vast living and entertainment spaces featuring charming period accents and modern amenities. Agent Dwight Ferguson describes the house as a classic character Queenslander that presents the ideal residence for executive families with a flair for entertaining. “Showcasing a stunning double gabled facade with fresh white aesthetic and manicured gardens, this five-bedroom home welcomes you inside via a grand entry staircase and enclosed, private veranda,” he says. “Adorned with a range of traditional features including polished timber flooring, soaring ceilings, VJ walls, decorative breezeways and stained-glass windows, old world charm seamlessly blends with new world style to create the perfect balance of form and function.” Living and dining areas on the upper level open to the front veranda via french doors, while the rear kitchen and casual meals and lounge spaces flow to a deck.
“In addition, the open-plan kitchen boasts sleek stone benchtops, island bench with breakfast bar, stainless-steel appliances and a gas cooktop,” Dwight says. Bedrooms are spread across the floorplan; the main has a bay window seat, rich emerald colour palette, walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite. The house also has a rumpus room with a wet bar and bi-fold doors opening to a patio area and a pool.
ASCOT 24 Magdala St Land: 810sq m Inspect: Today (Wed, Sep 26), 6-6.30pm; Saturday (Sep 29), 9.30-10am Agent: Dwight Ferguson and Alexander Shean, Ray White Ascot; ph: 3868 7500, 0412 385 720 (DF) or 0414 841 085 (AS) Auction: On site, Saturday (Sep 29), 10am
Hinterland haven On a scenic block encompassing two titles and three self-contained residences, this hinterland property offers a lifestyle and income opportunity close to Maleny Village. Moon Cottage is surrounded by lush countryside and rainforest and was designed as a retirement income-earning property, boasting a strategic position with a 35m road frontage and eight-car accommodation space. The main residence, Moon Cottage, is a 1920s Queenslander-style house. Charmingly restored, the upper level features timber and bamboo floors, decorative ceilings, casement windows and VJ walls. Maple timber arches and feature lighting, including a 1930s French chandelier, add further character. The kitchen contains black opal granite benchtops and stainless-steel appliances, while the adjacent veranda has a maple servery counter opening to the kitchen. There are three bedrooms on the level, one with an ensuite and walk-in wardrobe, and the two others are serviced by a large bathroom.
The lower level of the house has been configured to house four self-contained guest units with a communal living area, ideal for short-term accommodation. Two standalone self-contained cottages provide further guest accommodation, one with three bedrooms and the other with two. Both feature wide verandas. Further infrastructure on the property includes solar hot water, 32,000L rainwater tanks, a paved terrace and barbecue area, shed and storage container.
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MALENY 1334 Landsborough-Maleny Rd Land: 1974sq m Inspect: Saturday (Sep 29), 1-1.30pm Agent: Melinda Martin, Ray White Maleny; ph: 5499 9966 or 0497 550 161 Auction: On site, October 7, 9.30am
Idyll in the hinterland This property offers two separate residences. Situated in the beautiful Sunshine Coast hinterland, on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Montville, the residence has easy access to Kondalilla Falls. The two residences are positioned to maximise the beautiful views down through the valley and out to the horizon over Kondalilla National Park. “With some of the most majestic sunsets to be seen, the two residences are the epitome of quality,” listing agent Andrew Goodall of Ray White Rural Queensland says. “Combined with the lush natural foliage, running creeks and natural wildlife, Sun Valley feels like its own private oasis of calm and tranquillity – a perfect escape from a busy city lifestyle.” Built in 2004, the main residence contains three bedrooms and a library that could also be used as a fourth bedroom, along with spacious living areas, a games room, a laundry, main bathroom, soaring ceilings and quality finishes. The main bedroom has access to an ensuite with a
shower, double vanity and spa bath, along with a walk-in-wardrobe. Sliding doors lead out on to the veranda which overlooks the established property. The country-style kitchen features an island bench, ample cabinetry and bench space, over and provides exceptional views of the region. Built in 2010, the second residence is built over three levels and features a bedroom with ensuite and separate powder room, living area, a cellar and an attic.
MONTVILLE 29 Manley Dr Land: 1.74ha Inspect: Sunday (Sep 30), 10-11am Agent: Andrew Goodall, Ray White Rural Queensland; ph: 3231 2222 or 0412 093 551 Auction: 111 Eagle St, Brisbane, October 5, 10.30am
2,807* Acres of Stunning Forest, Mountains and Streams on 7 Titles ‘Rocky Springs’, 1,136ha* (2,807* acres), 1.5hr* north of Brisbane CBD • Stunning valleys, mountain terrain, waterfalls and streams. Abundance of wildlife including Red deer • Developed for recreation activities with 25km* mountain bike trails / bushwalking • New caretakers 2 bed, 1 bath home. Permanent demountable accommodation • Workshop with concrete floor, mountain bike hut and various shelters • 50* inch average rainfall. Permanent water provided by several dams and flowing mountain streams ‘Rocky Springs’ gives multiple options and is ideal for nature lovers, tourism, camping and 4WDing.
Auction Friday 5 October 2018 10:30am Level 26, 111 Eagle Street, Brisbane View By appointment Jez McNamara 0427 270 280 Ray White Rural Queensland
Five-star setting With a 758sq m floorplan, this Chelmer residence exudes luxury. Comprising of five bedrooms and five bathrooms, the property, with established gardens and river views, is described by listing agent Sarah Hackett as simply breathtaking. “This architecturally designed home sits in a peaceful and prestigious Chelmer riverfront position and encapsulates an exceptionally private lifestyle experienced by the privileged few,” Sarah says. Entering through a large pivot door into the grand foyer, the luxury of the residence is evident, with interior details including 6.5m high ceilings, Alpine stone walls, French oak parquetry flooring, voids and glass panes. On the ground level there is one bedroom at the front of the property, which includes an ensuite, along with a study and laundry. Further down the hall, a formal dining room, home theatre, lounge, open-plan kitchen and living area. In addition to a butler’s pantry, the kitchen also has a bar equipped with three commercial drink fridges, additional fridge/ freezer, ample cabinetry with
granite benchtops and a plumbed in espresso machine and climatised wine cellar attached. The kitchen and living area lead out onto the terrace, complete with barbecue area, pool and spa. Upstairs, there are a further four bedrooms, two of which contain walk-inwardrobes and an ensuite. The main bedroom features a large walk-inwardrobe, ensuite with bath tub, an office and access to its own private deck which provides views of the river.
CHELMER 65 Longman Tce Land: 1618sq m Inspect: By appointment Agent: Sarah Hackett, Place Bulimba; ph: 3107 6999 or 0488 355 553 For sale: By tender closing October 11, 4pm
Rural Rural Prestigious Dual-Residence Property on 1.7ha* (4.3* Acres) of Meticulously Landscaped Parkland ‘Sun Valley’, 29 Manley Drive, Montville, QLD • A prestigious property with National Parks & waterfalls on your doorstep & never to be built out views • Situated in the renowned Sunshine Coast Hinterland, on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Montville • The extensive, beautifully landscaped gardens benefit from outstanding water — permanent creek, lake & bore • The main residence is designed to maximise the breathtaking views out over the National Parks • The second residence’s open-plan design is ideal for conferences, a home-based business, parent retreat or tenants as it is separately powered & metered • The popularity of the region for weddings & functions + the 2 residences allow a plethora of uses & additional income
Auction Friday 5 October 2018 10:30am Level 26, 111 Eagle St, Brisbane View Sundays 10–11am or by appointment Andrew Goodall 0412 093 551 Ray White Rural Queensland *approx.
Simply breathtaking, this architecturally designed, 758m2 home sits in a prestigious Chelmer riverfront position and encapsulates an exceptionally private lifestyle.
65 Longman Terrace
Stepping inside through an oversized detailed pivot door, the Alpine stone walls which extend up above the voids and pale French Oak parquetry flooring immediately greet you. Superbly constructed for unrestricted entertaining, this property hosts a gourmet kitchen, full-service bar and a climatised wine cellar. An expanse of glass reveals the signature of this property, its sprawling terrace, purpose built to entertain with a sweep of river views on full display. Five bedrooms and five bathrooms complete this 1,618m2 property.
5 BED 5 BATH 5 CAR +POOL +JE T T Y
FOR SALE BY TENDER Closing Thurs 11 Oct at 4pm INSPECT Call for an appointment
SARAH HACKETT 0488 355 553
STYLEMASTER WEST END
330/10 Pidgeon Close
Koko Apartments are a unique garden oasis located right on the river parklands in the heart of trendy West End. This beautifully designed penthouse is the epitome of contemporary living with expansive open plan living which flow smoothly between winter and summer lounges, kitchen and dining areas. The main bedroom with ensuite, study and WIR are discretely separated from the other three bedrooms. Offering 332m2 of designer living and four side by side car parks, the complex has a 20 metre pool and comprehensive gym.
4 BED 3 BATH 4 CAR +POOL +GYM
AUCTION Thurs 27 Sept at 6pm Place Auction Rooms, 33 Lytton Rd, East Brisbane INSPECT Sat 11 – 11:30am
SIMON CAULFIELD 0437 935 912 MICHAEL BACON 0423 342 707 PLC-OP4575_BN_B
OPPORTUNITY EAST BRISBANE
3 Geelong Street
This is your opportunity to acquire a secure investment in a highly desirable inner-city location. Situated on a flat 890m2 block, this sold brick building encompasses 10 units with a mix of 4 bedroom, 3 bedroom, 2 bedroom and studio sized apartments with lock up garages. Most of the units are recently renovated with long term tenants providing a steady income of approx. $187,000 per annum. Less than 2km to the Brisbane CBD, providing an investor an entry point into the Brisbane market or opportunity to add to an existing portfolio.
26 BED 10 BATH 9 CAR
AUCTION Thurs 18 Oct at 6pm Place Auction Rooms, 33 Lytton Rd, East Brisbane INSPECT Sat 29 Sept 2 – 2:30pm
SIMON CAULFIELD 0437 935 912 COURTNEY MAGUIRE 0401 031 668 PLC-OP4575_BN_C
PENTHOUSE BRISBANE CITY
3401/483 Adelaide Street
Positioned across two entire floors, this luxurious residence offers four distinct living spaces, with soaring 6m ceilings and walls of glass showcasing panoramic views of the city and beyond. The lower level hosts three bedrooms, with the master suite complemented by a dressing room and sumptuous ensuite. The upper level boasts an entertainment room with bar, a fourth bedroom and study. Bi-fold doors open out to a vast private terrace complete with heated swimming pool.
4 BED 4 BATH 4 CAR
AUCTION Thurs 27 Sept at 6pm Place Auction Rooms, 33 Lytton Rd, East Brisbane INSPECT Thur 27 Sept 5 – 5:30pm
BEN WHITE 0414 647 582 eplace.com.au
STANDOUT ALBANY CREEK
34 Country Club Drive
Standing proud in the exclusive Country Club estate, you will find these outstanding dual residences on the corner of 34 Country Club Drive and 1 Muirfield Court. A rare opportunity to acquire a home with space for three generations, or live in one and rent out the other. Entering 34 Country Club Drive, the clever floor plan makes the most of its private and sprawling setting, accommodating five bedrooms and three bathrooms across two levels. Across the patio, 1 Muirfield Court offers a further three bedrooms and two bathrooms.
8 BED 6 BATH 5 CAR +POOL
FOR SALE EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing 24 Sept
ALEX RUTHERFORD 0417 877 828 PETER EVANS 0431 745 920 PLC-OP4575_BN_E
46 Royal Terrace
This four bedroom residence spreads living and entertaining across three levels. An open floor plan begins with an entertainment area. The modern kitchen comes complete with a suite of Miele appliances. At the very rear, a lap pool traces the entire length of the home. The second level hosts four bedrooms, the family bathroom and additional lounge. The master suite boasts a walk-in robe and ensuite. On the roof, a basketball court is framed by a beautiful suburban aspect. The lower level can house up to six cars.
4 BED 3 BATH 6 CAR +POOL
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST INSPECT Wed 26 Sept 6 – 6:30pm
PATRICK MCKINNON 0431 430 760 WILL CHURCHILL 0405 978 700
1-4/37 Beth Eden Terrace
Peacefully set in a boutique complex of four private freehold townhouses, these spacious single or two level residences enjoy a convenient location with a spacious two car garage. A collection of concrete-look porcelain tiles, neutral wall tones and contemporary appointments provide a stylish and low maintenance design across the ground floor. An open plan living and dining area adjoins a contemporary kitchen, revealing a private terrace. Upstairs, three bedrooms and a study nook are serviced by two contemporary bathrooms.
3 BED 2+ BATH 2 CAR
FOR SALE INSPECT Wed 26 Sept 5:30 – 6pm Sat 29 Sept 11 – 11:30am
PATRICK MCKINNON 0431 430 760 WILL CHURCHILL 0405 978 700 PLC-OP4575_BN_F
73 Peary Street
Lovingly maintained, the ground floor includes a combined lounge and dining space, only steps away from the kitchen. The original garage has been converted into an expansive rumpus area fitted with an additional kitchen and bar. Glass windows overlook the in-ground pool outside and a relaxing poolside deck. Accommodating five generously sized bedrooms throughout, two of those bedrooms and an additional study are located on the ground floor. Upstairs you will find a further three bedrooms and the main family bathroom.
5 BED 2+ BATH 3 CAR +POOL
INSPECT Sat 29 Sept 1 – 1:30pm
JANELLE MCKENNA 0417 004 845 PATRICK MCKINNON 0431 430 760
8/88 Lockerbie Street
This three bedroom apartment includes a functional and generous layout. An open plan design with seamless integration from the kitchen, flowing to the dining and living areas out to the entertaining terrace. The spacious master suite includes balcony access taking advantage of light and breezes. The corner location affords privacy with two further bedrooms plus study and bathroom separated by a hallway lined with storage. Perfect for downsizers, families and professionals, this is your entry point into Kangaroo Point.
3 BED 2 BATH 2 CAR +POOL
AUCTION Thurs 11 Oct at 6pm, Place Kangaroo Point 291 Shafston Avenue, Kangaroo Point
AUCTION Thurs 11 Oct at 6pm Place Auction Rooms, 291 Shafston Ave, Kangaroo Point INSPECT Sat 29 Sept 11 – 11:30am
COURTNEY MAGUIRE 0401 031 668 SIMON CAULFIELD 0437 935 912 PLC-OP4575_BN_G
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23 Laidlaw Parade
Occupying absolute prime river frontage, this is an irreplaceable opportunity to secure inner city land in one of Brisbane’s most prestigious streets. Offering approximately 10.3m of completely uninterrupted waterfront, with stunning city views and access to deep water mooring, this allotment is ready for you to build a magnificent dream home (STCA). With a depth of approximately 45m, this block presents a substantial 463m2 allotment, amongst multi-million dollar residences designed up to three levels.
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AUCTION Fri 5 Oct at 6pm On-site
DARREN BONEHILL 0499 299 299 LACHLAN BREW 0410 475 557
106 Waverley Road
Drawing on the timeless elegance of Hamptons design, this magnificent new hilltop address presents unrivalled family space, luxury and lifestyle convenience. Grand proportions, fine finishes and an extraordinary attention to detail have created captivating interiors, while the elevated position delivers glorious city views and lush outlooks across to Whites Hill Reserve. A statement 3.7m high entryway sets the standard for the home’s grandeur. Inside, invisible finish American Oak chevron flooring, Wainscot wall panelling and coffered ceilings capture the true Hamptons essence.
5 BED 3 BATH 2 CAR +POOL
FOR SALE INSPECT Sat 29 Sept 10 – 10:30am Tues 2 Oct 6:30 – 7pm
DENIS NAJZAR 0438 457 599 JAMES CURTAIN 0404 056 564 PLC-OP4575_BN_H
Escape to the country This stunning rural property called Astonlee features almost 260ha of dams, creeks, undulating hills and open paddocks nestled between Lake Wivenhoe and Somerset Dam. The homestead has four pavilions with cosy bedrooms, inviting living areas and ample outdoor entertaining options. A double timber door between established rock gardens opens to the single-storey residence. Inside, polished marble tiles and high ceilings flow throughout the central pavilion, which features open-plan dining, lounge and games rooms with a fireplacestyle heater. Between these rooms and a family room is the kitchen, with a long benchtop, dark timber cabinetry and stainless-steel appliances. Multiple sliding glass and bifold doors open this pavilion out to a covered patio and 25m pool overlooking stunning mountain ranges. Connected via bridges over rock gardens, the two pavilions either side of the living area house four bedrooms. The main bedroom occupies its own
pavilion, complete with a private garden, dual wardrobe and an ensuite with a double vanity and dual showers. The opposite pavilion features a laundry and bathroom, as well as three bedrooms with built-in wardrobes, including one with an ensuite. A fourth pavilion is positioned slightly apart from the main residence, connected via a covered walkway. It has a fourvehicle carport and home office with a powder room and kitchenette.
CROSSDALE 2767 Wivenhoe-Somerset Rd Land: 259ha Inspect: By appointment Agent: Peter Douglas, Ray White Rural Brisbane; ph: 3231 2222 or 0407 172 101 Price: $3.5 million
Donate today to make life-changing wishes come true. NORMAN PARK
14 Elliot Street
This beautifully updated Queenslander and separate two storey studio offers a wonderful lifestyle, with an abundance of features and options, all in a highly sought-after location and school catchment.
1800 032 260 | makeawish.org.au
4 BED 3 BATH 1 CAR FOR SALE
JAMES MCKINLAY 0412 929 500
Modern Mansion on Spectacular Riverfront Acreage
MODERN MANSION ON SPECTACULAR RIVERFRONT ACREAGE
111 Lather Rd, BELLBOWRIE
With its magnificent architecturally-designed modern mansion situated on 18,000m2 of absolute riverfront land offering unsurpassed views of the majestic Brisbane River, BrisbaneÂ´s best riverfront acreage opportunity awaits at this quiet and peaceful estate. This truly is a rare opportunity to secure a flood-free luxury residence with a 921m2 floorplan, an incredible 80m of river frontage, infinity pool, water features, private pontoon, multiple indoor/outdoor living, huge master retreat and so much more. Just 15km to the CBD and three minutes to shops and all amenities/conveniences, enjoy the best of both worlds at this remarkable property.
On-site, 6 October, 10.00am
Jason Adcock 0418 727 788
Stately style by water Panoramic views of the Brisbane River are a highlight of this elegant waterfront residence. The level of thought and detail put into the property is evident beyond the front gated entry. Established gardens, a water fountain, a resort-style lap pool, and walkways leading to terraces are some of the features, while the house’s French-inspired facade sets the tone for the interiors with its white colour palette mixed with black wrought-iron detail. The main living hub has an open-plan lounge and dining area with white tiles, walls and window shutters, as well as crystal chandeliers. There’s access via glass doors to two terraces from this space, one which has been designed as an enclosed entertaining area, and the other leads to the wraparound pool. The kitchen has quality appliances, a butler’s pantry and stone benchtops. Other features of the lower level of the property are an indoor spa, a sunroom, an impressive wine cellar, and a bedroom
with an ensuite. A sweeping imported marble staircase ascends to the upper level of the house and the rest of the bedrooms, three with balcony access. The main bedroom of the residence features ornate wallpaper and contains a dual walk-in wardrobe, dressing room and an ensuite. The three other bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and share a large bathroom, and the level also boasts a library or living area with a built-in gas fireplace.
GRACEVILLE 97 Nadine St Land: 739sq m Inspect: By appointment Agent: Cameron Crouch and Georgia Pevy, Ray White Sherwood; ph: 3379 3535, 0400 743 351 (CC) or 0473 782 998 (GP) Price: $2.6 million+
BRISBANE SHS CATCHMENT
WOOLLOONGABBA 11 Peterson Street TWO CHARACTER RESIDENCES, PRIME POSITION, REAL POTENTIAL It's not often that an opportunity presents such prime positioning with outstanding possibility in this premium Woolloongabba street. Occupying a combined 810sqm, these two Queenslanders are both presented in original condition and provide space, scope and location as inspiration for a new owner to get creative with a renovation or complete transformation. The popular 'Gabba Hill' address is within the Brisbane State High catchment and easy walking distance to shops, local cafes and transport.
View Saturday 29 September 10.30 - 11.00am AUCTION ON SITE IF NOT SOLD PRIOR Saturday 29 September at 11.00am John Cassimatis 0438 590 171 Kyle Peacock 0424 231 730
NOOSA HEADS 14 Habitat Place NOOSA'S 'ROYAL PALMS' - LUXURY PRIVATE ESTATE *One of Noosa's finest homes, set on the banks of the pristine Weyba Creek *Palatial proportions & tasteful elegance make this home truly one of a kind *200m2 of outdoor living, BBQ kitchen & room to entertain over 100 guests *Club styled long room, solid timber bar, snooker room & home cinema *Gourmet designer kitchen with new V Zug appliances & butlers pantry *Luxurious master suite with grand dressing room & jaw dropping ensuite
View Saturday 11:00am - 11:45am Wednesday 5:00pm - 6:00pm Auction Saturday 13th October at 10.30am onsite Contact John Stamp Larissa Stamp Ben Radcliff
07 5415 0700 0423 042 787 0412 384 426 0416 087 779
Luxury life on high This luxury 419sq m, northeast-facing penthouse in Macleay Tower & Villas boasts amazing views available from South Bank across the Botanic Gardens and Brisbane City, over the Story Bridge across New Farm and downriver to Moreton Bay. All three bedrooms open onto their own private balcony with panoramic views. Morning sun illuminates the main bedroom which offers a private walk-inwardrobe and bathroom featuring a double vanity, separate toilet, shower and spa bath. The second bedroom features mirrored built-in-wardrobes and access to an additional granite bathroom with separate shower and toilet. The guest room is more than 30sq m in size and features an ensuite, walk-in-wardrobe and access to the balcony that includes a spa overlooking the city skyline. â€œThese magnificent views are highly unlikely to be built out,â€? listing agent Phil Waight says. A newly-restored kitchen offers large granite benchtops, ample storage cupboards, built-in two-door LG refrigerator and Vintec wine fridge, Miele
oven and induction cooktop, microwave oven, dishwasher, coffee machine and warming tray. The adjoining family room is spacious and has direct access out to the private balcony. Macleay Tower & Villas has many shared facilities, including a marble and granite foyer and resort style facilities including gymnasium, sauna, showers, indoor swimming pool and established grounds. There is also on-site management.
KANGAROO POINT 109/8 Goodwin St Apartment: 419sq m Inspect: By appointment Agent: Phil Waight, Ray White Paddington; ph: 3511 4135 or 0411 124 364 For sale: By negotiation
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Riverside splendour Inspired by the architecture from Frank Lloyd Wright and designed by awardwinning designer Donald Spencer, this striking property sits alongside the Brisbane River. Design features such as curved brick walls, extensive marble, leadlight windows and timber accents accentuate the expansive residence, which spans three levels and has four bedrooms and multiple living spaces. Ideal for family living or entertaining, the estate boasts established gardens, resort-style pools and a floodlit tennis court. Entry is on the middle, ground level of the house, via a sweeping staircase. Inside, the entire floor consists of lounge and leisure areas, including a billiards room with a bar and balcony, and a living room with a fireplace, while extensive floor-toceiling glass allows for water vistas and natural light. Each of the riverfront areas also offers direct access to a full-width marble balcony, which overlooks the grounds, pools and river. Highlights of the kitchen include
beautiful tiled floors, stainless-steel appliances and an island breakfast bar. Luxury interiors continue on the upper level where the bedrooms are found, each oriented towards the river and featuring floor-to-ceiling glass doors to the balcony. The main bedroom also includes a dressing room and a huge ensuite. The three other bedrooms all have built-in wardrobes. The house also has a lower level rumpus room with a bar and circular bathroom.
WESTLAKE 11 Timaru Cl Land: 2858sq m Inspect: By appointment Agent: Benjamin Smith and Kel Goesch, Brisbane Real Estate; ph: 3378 6011, 0416 005 008 (BS) or 0408 647 568 (KG) For sale: By negotiation
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European inspiration This impressive residence overlooks Raby Bay harbour and was inspired by the houses of the Mediterranean region. Set on a large 1224sq m block with a large water frontage thanks to a 47m quayline, attention to detail is highlighted throughout the two levels of the property. Double doors open from the porch entry into an impressive entry foyer featuring tiles and a granite staircase. From the entry, there is access to a study looking to the front of the property and internal access to a four-car garage. The floorplan flows to the left and a combined lounge and dining area. Beyond the entry foyer and towards the rear of the floorplan is an open-plan design with living area and meals space overlooked by a kitchen, with access to the combined lounge and dining space. In the kitchen are floor-to-ceiling timber cabinetry and a breakfast bar. French doors open from the living and meals area to a patio with views to the water. Adjacent is a rumpus room, also with French doors opening to the patio.
The ground level layout also includes a laundry with outside access and two powder rooms. The bedrooms are on the upper level with the main suite including a walk-in wardrobe, French doors opening to a balcony with water views and an ensuite. The bedroom to the front of the floorplan has built-in wardrobes and an ensuite with a shower. The remaining three bedrooms are serviced by a bathroom.
RABY BAY 24 Cayman Cres Land: 1247sq m Inspect: By appointment Agent: Jan Goetze and Ming Body, Raine & Horne Cleveland; ph: 3286 3555, 0418 885 523 (JG) or 0418 297 978 (MB) For sale: By negotiation
Modern appeal Striking the perfect balance between architectural style and a prestige waterfront position, this sophisticated multi-level residence sits upon 442sq m of riverfront real estate. Designed to take full advantage of its coveted position, this expansive layout incorporates generously proportioned living areas all orientated to showcase the spectacular views of the river and cityscape outside. Interior details include light tones, polished timber flooring and floor to ceiling glass doors. The living and dining spaces enjoy river breezes. The kitchen features sleek cabinetry and stone benchtops, quality stainless steel appliances, glass splashbacks and generous preparation spaces. Extensive glass bi-fold doors open the interior to the balcony, overlooking the river assuring seamless entertaining across all levels. Upstairs, multi-level living presents superior privacy for three bedrooms, including the lavish main bedroom. This room is fitted with a walk-inwardrobe, ensuite and a balcony with river
and city views. The other two bedrooms include built-in-wardrobes and share access to a front, street-facing balcony and are close to the main bathroom. A self-contained lower ground floor layout provides plenty of potential for dual living with a spacious living area and kitchenette. The ground level also features a guest bedroom, a third bathroom, sauna and home cinema. A home office, wine cellar, laundry, powder room and two-car garage complete this home.
HAWTHORNE 36 Gordon St Land: 442sq m Inspect: By appointment Agent: Deb Maguire, Place Kangaroo Point; ph: 3153 1457 or 0427 246 279 Price: $3.85 million+
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Style and charm This contemporary Queenslander within walking distance of Wilston Village encapsulates a former era with its array of character features. The house spans two spacious levels and has been designed for family living and entertaining, boasting multiple indoor and outdoor leisure spaces. The charming facade boasts a covered veranda, two rotundas and a butterfly staircase. Lounge and dining areas on the upper level have timber floors and glass doors to the veranda and rotundas, which boast city skyline views. The modern kitchen sits in the heart of the floorplan and includes a breakfast bar, double wall oven and a walk-in pantry, and the main bedroom includes a dressing room and an ensuite. Also on the upper level are four bedrooms, including the main which has a dressing room and luxurious ensuite with dual vanities. The three others have builtin wardrobes and are serviced by a central bathroom. Thereâ€™s further living space on the
lower level of the house, including a rumpus room with doors to a rear yard and saltwater pool. The rumpus room also boasts plumbing pipes in place for a wet bar or kitchen, offering the potential for dual living. Additional features of the residence, which sits on 574sq m, include ducted airconditioning, a double garage, threephase power, and a secure pedestrian gate with an intercom at the front of the property.
GRANGE 97 Inglis St Land: 574sq m Inspect: By appointment Agent: Tamara Lee, Ray White Ashgrove; ph: 3366 4033 or 0421 767 034 For sale: By negotiation
Georgian style sets standard Set on an impressive estate, this sevenbedroom Georgian-style property is stylish and elegant. Surrounded by established gardens, entry is through front gates onto a private driveway leading to a welcoming porte cochere. Inside, the grandeur continues with stylish finishes including marble flooring and staircase. The kitchen features
CHANDLER 652 London Rd Land: 1.01ha Inspect: By appointment Agent: Sarah Hackett, Place Bulimba; ph: 3107 6999 or 0488 355 553 For sale: By negotiation
European appliances, a walk-in pantry, cold room and wine cellar. There is also a six-seater home theatre, dance room, home office, games room and gymnasium. At the rear is a 20m lap pool and pond.
Waterfront panorama Set in the riverside Pier South complex close to Gasworks and the Teneriffe dining strip, this contemporary three-bedroom apartment offers panoramic Brisbane River views. Featuring stone and marble accents and floor-to-ceiling glass, the open-plan living spaces open to a sun-drenched waterfront balcony. Highlights of the kitchen include Miele
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NEWSTEAD 331/1 Newstead Tce Apartment: 219sq m Inspect: By appointment Agent: Christine Rudolph, Ray White New Farm; ph: 3254 1022 or 0400 943 984 For sale: By negotiation
appliances, a custom-wine fridge, double ovens, breakfast bar and a gas cooktop. The main bedroom has a balcony, walk-in wardrobe and a luxury ensuite with European-designed tapware.
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This week finds you charging ahead with little regard for formalities. So, are you making progress or just being reckless? That depends on the company you keep. Some will find your irrepressible drive a little hard-going. Others are impressed with your strength of will. Either way, preparations for your moment of glory are under way.
The week brings a better understanding 18 quirkier Lasting indefinitely (9) of life’s rules, and you start to play the game more skilfully. Just don’t(4,5) TAURUS 21 An impossible hope assume you know it all. After all, life is a 21 – May 20) 16 17 18 19 20 24 Dull yellowish-brown (5) (April constant journey, so stay open to new There’s no time for lazing around in a 25 Physical anguish experiences and learning. You also(7) get week determined to assail you with another achieve goals that (7) changes. Like it or not, sometimes the 26 chance Treat toas a celebrity seemed elusive in the past. best things happen when they’re not 21 22 23 24 27 Merciful (7) expected. Be patient in matters of the SAGITTARIUS 28 With oblique glance (7) heart; there’s no hurry for a decision. (November 23 – December 21) Those who love you will stay put, while Few can match a Sagittarian’s exuberant more fickle friendships start to unravel. Down love of life, although you may have felt 25 26 1 grounded Bornelately. (7) The cosmos now GEMINI rather lets you dust off those romantic wings (7) (May 21 – June 21) 2 Mythical flying horse and fly. Love comes suddenly and If feeling insecure, don’t be. You judge 3 Strictly to rulesyourself (2,3,4) unexpectedly, as theaccording mood is set with way too harshly. You really can 27 28 alluring introductions. So, if offered a be your own worst critic, Gemini – most 4 To dodge (5) more hedonistic lifestyle this week, of the time not even realising just how 5 Player (9) it. don’t hesitate to embrace loved and needed you are. It’s time to reconnect 6 Newspapers, TV, radio etc. (5) with like-minded souls and CRYPTIC CLUES 5 Trade died perhaps, if 21 An impossible hope (4,5) CAPRICORN set some new plans in motion. A little 7 Close of day (7) Across workers were so weary (4,5) 24 Dull yellowish-brown (5) (December 22 – January 20) self-confidence can go a long way. 8 Scrutinise (7) 1 Current optical disorder (7) 6 Dance and a drink to uplift 25 Physical anguish (7) This week you have more time to help 5 Re-dials correctly, or gets a sailor (5) 26 Treat as a celebrity (7) others. don’t let anyone CANCER 14 But Put into effectconvince (9) M I Nline U (7) T E H O W S T7 Is H run A Tout after batting C Hhad A N C27EMerciful P R(7) O S P E C T off the you that it’s simply a case of parting with (June 22 – July 22) E we R I I (2,5) B E28 With oblique E Cglance N (7) R O 15 Awisdom scowlwill (5,4) 9ARobin snap with aPbox T collapsed cash. Your provide better This week finds you busy. The people D E R A N8 G E way D to go over M A L A Y S I A T I C (7) K E T P the O O D LDown E camera Odd guidance than signing a cheque. At work, you meet, the circumstances you 16 Accumulated wealth (7) E –Mmarried, B N N hills H (7) I U L1 Borne R (7)M R U I A A lover I 10 the more you do, the more you get to do. embrace, the directions you take – they 17 drugor (7) all steer you towards a richer, more E D I 14SHe Ohas N a short-service A Chorse C E (7) N T D I S L O Y O U T D A2 Mythical T E D flying unfortunately (7) A L For some,Aanpain-relieving unexpected inheritance O Nothing S R L bees S like O commission G T R3 Strictly F according A E to O 11 disturbs (6,3) U cash bonus helps to clear old(7) debts. fulfilling life. 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So, if someone tries to bolt a LEO R E V19IIt E W one wildSwhat T O N G U E R A W B O (5) N E D U P P O8 Scrutinise S E D (7) being turned makes ball and chain around your thoughts or (July 23 – August 23) A A broadcast E K A when theyI I U14 Put O into effectU(9) A X A A dramatic 18 (5,4)E people do actions this week, you may be tempted This week it’s a case of lucky with E Z(3,4) Y D R Y R O T L Shouts I N Oand T upsets Y P Ethe S N Eretire S W A N S15OA scowl N G (5,4) 21 to run. Truth is, many consider your money, but unlucky in love. Career hosts (9) 20 Longed for time to take 16 Accumulated wealth (7) plans to be unrealistic – but these are ambitions should proceed as planned, Cryptic up study (7) 24 Miss Garbo was 17 AQuick pain-relieving drug (7) your dreams. Go make them happen. but your satisfaction may be clouded by unusually great (5) 22 Woman graduate who 19 Equivocation (7) trouble someone15 youSmug, love. Perhaps Across: 1 Chance, 4 Prospect, 9 Poodle, 10 Malaysia, 12 Outdated, 13with Accent, 16 Legislator, sloyal, 13 Edison, 15 Road, 16 Waterfalls, 25 Saw dog’s name inside appealed to Solomon (5) 20 Ancient oared war PISCES you’ve been devoting too much time to 19 No-nonsense, 20 Harp, 23 Mishap, 25 Literate, 27 Supposed, 28 Tongue, 29 Swan song, 30 Dry rot. ed, 28 Review, 29 Linotype, 30 Sneezy. lead (7) 23 A bad time to sell wild gallery (7) (February 19 – March 20) work and not enough time to play. 26 Fabulous supporter of plums (5) 22 Drench with water (5) It’s the ethereal, rather than the Don’t take loved ones for granted. royalty (7) 11 Balance, 14 QUICK CLUES Down: 1 Copious, 23 Mediterranean island material, that captures your imagination7 Ensue, 8 Traitor, 11 Referee, 14 Airship, 2 About-turn, 3 Cellar, 5 Ream, 6 Scarcely, f, 7 Highs, 8 Tidings, 27 The charge incurred by Across republic (5) VIRGO 26– Neon. 22 Screen, 24 26 Deep. youRowan, initially for treatment (7) 1 Competent (7) 17 Trafalgar, 18 Infamous, 19 Nemesis, 21 Pretext, 22 Detour, 24 Sepia, (August 24 September 22) 28 Put down in the correct 5 City buried by Vesuvius in Prepare for achievement, Virgo. With order (7) 79BC (7) thoughts tuned to fast-forward, you’re Down 9 Race meeting for boats (7) propelled towards full-on change. Not 1 A newspaper gives it a bold 10 Compensation (7) that you’ll mind. After all, you’re custom presentation (7) 11 Topic for discussion (5) built to sustain this super-productive 2 Daring type of blazer (7) 12 Redolent (9) pitch. Mostly, there’s no time to think – 3 Comes together to study the 13 Tyranny (9) just react, and good fortune will flow boundaries (9) 15 Create (5) your way, except for some cosmic 4 Foreigners lack initial 16 Eccentric person (5) trickery after the 27th. rights (5) 18 Lasting indefinitely (9)
Solutions to last week’s puzzles
CROSSWORD ANSWERS. CRYPTIC: Across: 1 Topical, 5 Derails, 9 Brownie, 10 Admirer, 11 Obese, 12 Situation, 13 De rigueur, 15 Waste, 16 Gapes, 18 Radio play, 21 Thousands, 24 Greta, 25 Proverb, 26 Unicorn, 27 Therapy, 28 Preened. Down: 1 Tabloid, 2 Pioneer, 3 Converges, 4 Liens, 5 Dead tired, 6 Rumba, 7 In ruins, 8 Strange, 14 Errand boy, 15 Wrong time, 16 Go to pot, 17 Propose, 19 Lie down, 20 Yearned, 22 Sheba, 23 Slump. QUICK: Across: 1 Capable, 5 Pompeii, 9 Regatta, 10 Redress, 11 Issue, 12 Evocative, 13 Despotism, 15 Beget, 16 Crank, 18 Permanent, 21 Pipe dream, 24 Khaki, 25 Torture, 26 Lionise, 27 Lenient, 28 Askance. Down: 1 Carried, 2 Pegasus, 3 By the book, 4 Evade, 5 Performer, 6 Media, 7 Evening, 8 Inspect, 14 Implement, 15 Black look, 16 Capital, 17 Aspirin, 19 Evasion, 20 Trireme, 22 Douse, 23 Malta.
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