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MARCH 13-19, 2019 ISSUE 1217



Reflects on his colourful life in fashion


The Royal Ballet star’s Dangerous Liaisons

Pick of the bunch Flamboyant prints steal the show this season

This week... It was blowing a gale the day we snapped Derek Barlow (right) at Indooroopilly Golf Club, but the keen golfer – and owner of Brisbane’s Tony Barlow menswear – was unfazed, posing like the pro he once was. You see, as a 20something, Derek modelled for revered Italian tailor Brioni, and met an array of Hollywood stars and world leaders in the process. Writer Cassandra Houghton sat down with the charismatic retailer for our Feature (P8) and her account of Derek’s early years in London and Rome, through to the thrill of opening menswear stores across Australia with his brother Tony, and now his current focus on futureproofing the business, makes for a fascinating read. A fashion fairytale, you might say. Enjoy the issue.


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THE CHAT DJ, model and actor Cartier Lee FEATURE Menswear supremo Derek Barlow reflects on his life in fashion RESTAURANT Lily at the Glen Hotel, Eight Mile Plains GOING OUT Star choreographer Liam Scarlett is set to wow Brisbane ballet fans ART Eva Richards – Look Closer, Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha, Toowong FASHION New-season stars AT HOME The reinvention of a Red Hill home


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Blonde ambition After a successful stint in New York City, DJ-singer-actor Cartier Lee looks forward to roles at home Hannah Davies


he has taken a big bite out of the Big Apple and now Cartier Lee is preparing to launch her longedfor acting career on home soil. The 21-year-old daughter of Brisbane fashion queen Keri Craig-Lee graduates in May from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Returning to Australia was always the plan for the straight-A student who won a coveted spot on the dean’s list and fasttracked her course to finish a year early. “It’s very exciting (being here in New York),” she tells Brisbane News over the phone from her apartment in artsy Chelsea. “But I am 100 per cent still an Australian and I believe that Australia is still the best place to live. “I find everyone in New York is very cranky compared to Aussies who are so lovely. I’m looking forward to working on Australian material with Australian agents.” Cartier’s three years in NYC have been a whirlwind of study, auditions and modelling gigs, interspersed with yoga, golf, and shopping. She is also a DJ and singer, who has collaborated with former American Idol judge Randy Jackson, and in 2017 she notched up two top 10 singles on Billboard’s dance club songs chart. Even though acting is her priority now, Cartier says Randy is “still very much in the

picture” and she is keen to maintain their friendship. “I hope to do more DJing or writing for other artists in the future.” And despite the glitz and glamour, the former St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School alumni says she remains grounded through her charity work for the Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation in support of paediatric cancer research, the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, and her work with homeless youth. “New York is a reality check everyday just by stepping out the front door, and I never forget how lucky I am,” Cartier says. “Helping the girls with anorexia to eat has been so confronting. Being in the entertainment industry I feel a lot of body pressure caused by negativity on Instagram and seeing the result of this first-hand reminds me not to get silly about eating.” Returning home signals the start of a new chapter for Cartier, who says mum Keri is keen for her move back to the family home in Ascot, in Brisbane’s northern suburbs, where Keri lives with Cartier’s dad, cattle baron Trevor Lee. She’s determined to succeed as an actor and is optimistic about the future. “I’m always auditioning,” she says. “My biggest idols are Rachel McAdams and Julia Roberts. They have always been really selective with their roles and haven’t allowed themselves to be typecast. I want to play as many roles as I can one day.”

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Made to measure Derek Barlow’s sense of style took him around the world and has kept generations of Brisbane men looking good Cassandra Houghton

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here’s a sepia photo of Derek Barlow, circa 1971, on the Michelangelo passenger liner to New York. He’s debonair, sitting there at a bar postfashion parade with a fellow model, both sporting Brioni silk tuxedo jackets. Another image, grainy too, features Derek and four others on the cover of Bangkok’s Society newspaper, dapper in fine Italian suits; the headline reads: “Brioni’s Males steal the Show.” Style, it seems, was ingrained early in the owner of Brisbane’s Tony Barlow Menswear. “I’ll always remember walking into Brioni’s flagship store in Via Barberini in Rome, 1971, to apply for the job his son-inlaw offered me a year earlier,” Derek, now 79, recalls. “It’s a story in itself – this is crazy stuff.” (More on that in a moment). We meet over cappuccinos near his CBD store to discuss his family company withstanding the test of time, in an era where online shopping trumps bricks-andmortar. Instead, I’m transported back to cobblestoned Italy in the ’70s. “The first person to greet me was Mr Savini (Brioni co-founder) himself – luckily,” he laughs. “I introduced myself to him in Italian and told him that, now I’m living in Rome, I’d love to work for your company. Well he simply said, ‘When can you start?’” Selling in Brioni soon led to modelling all over the world. The Italian menswear couture house has a history of dressing film stars, leaders and politicians, and Derek met John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Peter Sellers and Henry Fonda. “Then I was lucky enough to become one of Mr Savini’s team of travelling models and also acted as his personal interpreter ... I have so many fond memories of those trips,” he says. “One of the more memorable in 1972 was a voyage on the Michelangelo – a firstclass liner of that era. We travelled from Genoa to New York ... held onboard fashion shows daily for all the passengers, who were mostly affluent Americans. Then there was Venice, Bangkok and Manila, where we were invited guests on President Marcos and Imelda’s private island. It was quite an experience for me. “Brioni was the pioneer in introducing slimmer shapes, panelling, piping, and bold colours in men’s fashion, and it was my introduction to high end, Italian bespoke fine tailoring. It inspired me into business and it’s the reason for the selection of men’s fashion I have in my store.” The glamour of modelling for Brioni was a dream compared with Derek’s first jobs in Europe and London. The Tony Barlow Menswear story began with a working holiday for Derek, his brother Tony, and V1 - BNSE01Z01MA

FEATURE WELL SUITED ... (clockwise from main) Derek Barlow; modelling outside Brioni, Rome, in 1971; daughter Georgia; brother Tony in a 1970s ad; Derek (centre) with his late mother Olympia, Tony, and sister Carmen, c. 1979. Main picture: AAP/Renae Droop

four friends from hometown Perth: think five lads driving a vintage blue Jaguar around Europe. They settled in London – Derek, to sell cash registers, and Tony, to sell fashion in high-end store Cecil Gee. “We lived in an apartment in Chelsea and I used to have to cart these big, heavy cash registers into the shop while he’d come home all dressed up, and whenever I got home I’d say, ‘This is ridiculous’, and he’d say, ‘This is fantastic’. So I walked into another Cecil Gee’s shop, said hello, and got the job. He was in one shop and I was in another – that’s how we started in fashion in London.” The breadth of these young adventures scarcely compares to the Barlow brothers’ childhood. Born during World War II in Staffordshire to a British soldier father and a Maltese-Italian mother, Derek – the eldest by five years – his brother Tony and sister Carmen, grew up partly in Egypt. Then in 1956, amidst the Suez Crisis, they took the last ship from the Suez Canal V1 - BNSE01Z01MA

before it was bombed, travelling to Western Australia. His globetrotting childhood saw Derek learn to speak Arabic, French and Italian – the latter of which would benefit him once Tony left London in 1971. “I’m in Cecil Gee’s shop – two levels, suits downstairs, shirts and ties up top, and I see this group of guys looking sharp, speaking Italian,” Derek says. “I said, ‘Buongiorno’ and one of them asked me if I was Italian and I said, ‘No, but I speak good Italian’. We had a chat and he said if I was ever in Rome to go and see him. The card he gave me said Brioni. Turns out he was Brioni’s son-in-law. Fast forward a few months and I was working for Brioni in Rome.” Meanwhile, Tony moved home and opened a tiny boutique in Perth. “It was probably 30sqm in size and I used to buy a few things for him in Europe and London and send them over,” Derek says. “And then he went from a little shop

It was my introduction to high-end, Italian bespoke fine tailoring. It inspired me into business to a main store in the mall, then grew to about four stores fairly quickly. And he kept saying to me, ‘Derek come back – this is good here.’ Well, I’d had two good years at Brioni but I was sort of getting over it so I went back in 1973 and joined him.” In the ’70s it was all growth and good fortune for the Barlow brothers – spurred on by some risque marketing. “Apart from being quite a well-known identity in Perth, Tony had these advertising ideas,” Derek laughs. “He had

quite a good physique and he would advertise Tony Barlow Menswear really creatively and just wreak havoc. In one ad, he was in the nude with a beautiful woman staring up at him with an apple ... in another he was in a leather jacket, with a girl, on a horse ... so he got a name by doing that – and it worked. “We just kept on going and his name grew on the east coast and then I opened our first store in Sydney in 1975.” Three stores in the heart of the Sydney CBD grew to around 60 stores nationally, including a Brisbane shop in the newlybuilt Wintergarden in 1982. Derek, married and with twin girls Georgia and Alexandra (he also has three children in Perth from a previous marriage), was living in Brisbane and overseeing the east coast operations when they realised they had grown too fast, too soon. “Between 1982 and ’89, we had shops everywhere – we went berserk. It was too quick. In 1989 we had to sell assets, our shops. Fortunately I had an opportunity to buy the Queensland operation on my own – and I’ve been here ever since. I love Brisbane – I’m a Maroon now.” Online shopping has forever changed the retail landscape, with many Australian retailers closing their doors. So what makes Tony Barlow Menswear different? “Look ... it’s sort of an in-built feeling of image – Tony and I are similar in the way we feel about fashion and the importance we place on looking good without necessarily spending $4000-$5000, so from day one we were value-conscious,” Derek says. “We keep up to date with textures, colours, fine-tuned details, but men’s fashion doesn’t change dramatically. And I’m down to just one store in Brisbane, across the road from the Wintergarden. “When I’m there, one of the things that makes me proud or happy, even though I’m reduced to one shop, is the fact that our customers have been coming to us for years. They’ve come to us for school formals, when they got engaged, and landed a job ... our name is well-known.” Derek, now divorced, is also grooming his daughter Georgia for the future. Sadly, her twin, Alexandra, passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2017 – the muchloved daughter had worked in the family business too. Georgia, 36, has developed the website with Shopify and Afterpay, and is pushing her father to do more online. “I’m not as young as I used to be, so she’s the future,” he says. “But for now, Tony still has his store in Perth, I have mine, and we still talk to each other every day. He’s happy, and I’m happy.” BRISBANE NEWS March 13-19, 2019 09


Brooke Falvey In order to buy a house – or at least the type of house I’d like – I actually would have to win Lotto, but a girl can dream Every so often I like to convince myself that I can afford to buy a house and that one day I’ll live somewhere with more than two rooms. In much the same vein as the “What would you do if you won Lotto?” game, it results in me bombarding my family with website links and questions about what to name my future dog. The reality is, in order to buy a house – or at least the type of house I’d like – I actually would have to win Lotto, but a girl can dream, and that is what I did last week. Tired of swiping left and right in search of a possible date, I decided I’d shake things

up and trawl through real estate websites looking for a renovated Queenslander boasting natural light and a walk-inwardrobe worthy of Carrie Bradshaw. And that is when I realised that shopping for real estate boasts the same pitfalls as online dating in your 30s. Just as you should never judge a book by its cover, you should never judge a house, man or woman by their online profile. Because rarely is anything what it seems. Filters, flattering angles and Photoshop hide a multitude of sins – and that’s if the picture is recent – while a fresh coat of paint and

some new accessories distract from structural damage caused by years of neglect. Disappointment is rife and there are times when you feel like you’ve wasted your time and emotions. But the worst similarity is also the most brutal – ghosting. Ghosting is the practice of ending a relationship with someone by suddenly and without explanation withdrawing from all communication. My friend Jane is still getting over a real estate ghosting that left her brokenhearted. After a couple of inspections, Jane had well and truly fallen in love with an inner-city

property, submitted an offer and had started making long-term plans for cosy nights on the couch and drinks on the deck. Then, without warning, the house was taken off the market without so much as a half-hearted negotiation or explanation, and Jane was left holding a half-filled moving box and wondering whether she could live without a house. As for me, having not found the house of my dreams (and the necessary budget) within an hour, I gave up swiping entirely and turned to the two men who never waste my time – Ben & Jerry.

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Land of plenty This southside pub serves food with finesse – in portions so big you can kiss the diet goodbye RESTAURANT Tony Harper If there’s a juggling act going on in the kitchens of our pub’s dining rooms, it’s surely to do with portion size. Traditional pub-goers (front bar and beyond) want a full plate. Appetite over artistic endeavour. Then there are folk like me: finicky, wanting presentation, precision – almost sparseness – in ingredients. Art over size. And I’d prefer to eat two or three small plates in the place of one gut-filler. With those thoughts in mind I’m seated at Lily, the new restaurant at the Glen Hotel, with a loaded plate of food in front of me. The protein is salmon, splendidly cooked – crunchy of skin, rare in the centre, seasoned just so – with an almighty mix of other bits; fennel gratin, Jerusalem artichoke (the king of tubers!), witlof – all kind of lumped on the plate ($32). Art is tricky with so much content. It’s a good dish, but I can’t help thinking how much better it could be if a little pared back. Let that perfect piece of salmon have its moment in the sun. Next to me is my daughter with another plateful, this time brisket ($34). On the plate with the meat is a bed of sweet potato, shaved celeriac (remouladecoated) on top, a couple of spears of broccolini and a rich, sticky jus. It’s a dish for truck drivers. And across the table is a steak – a 300g

GREEN ROOM ... The leafy outlook at The Glen Hotel’s new Lily restaurant.

LILY AT THE GLEN HOTEL 24 Gaskell St, Eight Mile Plains Ph: 3270 6666 Chef: Brad Casey Lunch, Wed-Fri and Sun; dinner, Wed-Sat Vegetarian options Eftpos and major credit cards Off-street parking SCORES OUT OF 10 Food: 7 Drinks: 6.5 Vibe: 8 Service: 7 rib fillet ($40), with duck fat potatoes and broccolini. It’s as good as you’d expect from a serious pub, and it’s nice to see a break from chips and salad. They are all good meals, but they are big. Too big for folk who have just eaten entrees – very good pumpkin arancini with smoked buffalo mozzarella ($15, inset); and

a sort of Asia meets Colorado plate of pork belly fritters, cubed, with maple glaze, Sriracha and chilli ($16). But I’m betting there are plenty of people who love things that size. Insist on it. Desserts – which we don’t even contemplate – are simple: cheesecake, chocolate brownie, creme brulee (each

$16) and a cheese board ($26). The Lily dining room is a lovely place to eat, overlooking the nicely manicured grounds of the hotel, and decked out like a greenhouse. I sit there like a contented orchid. You can’t quite shake the feel of hotel (there’s a wedding happening in an adjoining room, its participants roaming the grounds), but there’s something a bit more lavish about Lily, more atmospheric, that puts it above most pub diners. And there has been a valid attempt at lifting the rest of the package: a handful of craft beers amidst the pub brews; affable, careful service; and a good, if rather staid, wine list. So I guess Lily restaurant is doing a pretty good job of treading the tightrope between what’s expected of its traditional audience and what currently passes for something a little more refined. I have a hunch its kitchen could step up the finesse – it seems to have the skills – but I’d bet next week’s pay cheque that the current recipe of good food, plenty of it, is a better idea.

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Easy does it Cut the cooking and relax with this tangy Spanish fish dish, says Alastair McLeod The most frequent recipe requests I get are for dishes that can be prepared in advance. It’s an appealing notion, and I hope this fits the bill. Escabeche is a Spanish dish of fried fish immersed in a hot vinegar marinade to be enjoyed at room temperature or lightly chilled. Traditionally a means of preservation, the marinade in my nuanced version allows the delicate flavour of the rainbow trout to be enjoyed. Oily fish such as mackerel or sardines love this preparation as they enjoy the contrast from the vinegar and citrus. During our warmer months there is much benefit to no-cook eating. The escabeche keeps for half a week in the fridge for those days when even the thought of a hot meal is too much to bear.

RAINBOW TROUT ESCABECHE INGREDIENTS 1tsp fennel seeds, toasted and ground 2 golden shallots, sliced ¼ large fennel bulb, sliced ½ lemon, zest ½ orange, zest + juice 60ml white wine vinegar 250ml extra virgin olive oil + additional for frying

4 fillets rainbow trout Sea salt and freshly milled pepper Pinch saffron threads 8 segments pink grapefruit 8 segments orange 8 segments lime Soft herbs and edible flowers, to garnish

METHOD Combine fennel seeds, shallot, fennel, zests, orange juice, white wine vinegar and olive oil. Gently simmer for 7 mins until the vegetables are tender. Season to taste. Meanwhile swirl 1tbs of olive oil into a large heavy-based fry pan over a medium heat. Fry fillets, skin side down for 2 mins. Turn to just “kiss” the heat on the other side before arranging in a single layer in a nonreactive dish. Pour over the marinade. When ready to serve, transfer fish to serving plates, warm a little of the dressing, add saffron and allow to infuse. Combine with balance of marinade. Spoon over fish, scatter with citrus segments and strew with garnish. Serves 4 as an entree. Alastair McLeod is chef-owner of Al’FreshCo. Styling and photography: Miranda Porter Props: Plate,; and cutlery,


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High on drama Secrets and lies are exposed in Liam Scarlett’s latest creation for the Queensland Ballet Fiona Purdon

PASSION PLAY ... Dangerous Liaisons choreographer Liam Scarlett. Picture: AAP/Renae Droop


tar choreographer Liam Scarlett will have Brisbane ballet fans in a lather at the world premiere of the wildly scandalous Dangerous Liaisons. The artist-in-residence at The Royal Ballet in London is spearheading the Queensland Ballet production, based on Pierre Choderlos de Laclos’ racy 1782 novel of the same name. “It’s a great thing for the Queensland Ballet, for the ballet to be created here. I’ve worked with the company here a lot now, I know what they are capable of. I wanted to do something different and not a fairytale,” Liam says. Dangerous Liaisons is a coproduction with Texas Ballet Theater and Liam, an artistic associate at QB since 2016, hopes other companies around the world will perform it too. The Englishman has long admired de Laclos’ period piece about France’s morally bankrupt aristocracy. The tantalising story of love, seduction and manipulation was made famous by the 1988 movie starring Glenn Close and John Malkovich. “It is a novel with such universal acclaim and the inspiration for quite a few things in popular culture. When choosing a ballet you need to grab a title to attract an audience,’’ he says. “Hopefully we are able to do the

There are a lot of pas de deux which show the whispers, secrets and wrongdoings

story justice and to deliver a fresh and respectful account. The story is very convoluted – dance can brilliantly bring emotions to the forefront, often when words don’t fully express (things).’’ Liam is enjoying creating a work around several key characters including wealthy widow Marquise Isabelle de Merteuil and her former lover, playboy Vicomte de Valmont. Much of the action occurs in French salons and chambers. “There are a lot of pas de deux which show the whispers, secrets and wrongdoings they are hiding from society,” he says. In 2010 Liam became the youngest choreographer to be commissioned by The Royal Ballet for a full-length work, and Disney hand-picked him to choreograph for American Ballet Theatre star Misty Copeland’s star turn in 2017 film The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. “I was on holiday on a beach in Greece when the producers called me up so I cut my holiday short,” he says. Dance has been an integral part of the Brit’s life since he was four. “I had a lot of energy and by going to class it gave my mum a nice restful Saturday afternoon,” he laughs. Only seven years later he choreographed his first work, achieving third place in The Royal Ballet School’s annual choreography competition. Liam was a dancer with The Royal Ballet until retiring in 2012 to focus on his burgeoning choreography career. “When you enjoy something, you don’t really think about career transitions,” he says. Queensland Ballet performs Liam Scarlett’s Dangerous Liaisons, Playhouse, QPAC, South Bank, Mar 22-Apr 6.

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Talent blooms Drawn by the bright and intense Australian light, Botanic Gardens artist-in-residence Eva Richards creates floral tributes to natural wonders Emma Schafer Eva Richards, 50, is the outgoing artist-inresidence at Brisbane City and Mt Coottha Botanic Gardens. Her tenure began in February 2018 and her upcoming exhibition, Look Closer – The Intricate Stipple Art of Eva Richards, represents the culmination of that time. Having moved from the UK in 2003, she lives at Chelmer with husband Hugo, 53, who owns a property consultancy business, daughter Morgan, 20, and son Dylan, 18. When did you discover art? As a child in England I was a keen horse rider and always good at drawing so I produced hundreds of horse sketches. I was also good at school though and was encouraged to focus on my academic studies, not art. While I was studying law at Cambridge University I found myself a regular visitor to the Fitzwilliam Museum and drawn, in particular to the realism works of the Dutch and Flemish masters. Working and living in Oxford as a young solicitor I spent weekends in the Ashmolean Museum looking at the Renaissance works there, especially the drawings of Raphael. How has being artist-in-residence inspired you? Every week I have rambled through the gardens drawing inspiration from whatever happened to be in bloom or catch my eye, and from chance encounters with birds, butterflies, bees and water dragons. I’ve been lucky enough during my residency also to visit gardens in the UK and Singapore and was struck by the difference that light levels make to our perception of the plants and how unique an environment we have here in Brisbane with our deep blue skies and crystalline light, particularly in winter. What drew you to botanicals? The natural world has always been my subject matter of choice but how I prefer to see it depicted has changed over time and with location. Darker European light levels are well suited to moody still lifes and landscapes but what captivates me here is the intensity of Australian light. I prefer to study botanic matter en plein air rather than in the studio so I can capture V1 - BNSE01Z01MA

FLOWER SHOW … Botanic Gardens artist-in-residence Eva Richards (left), her works Poppy, Native violet, and Echinacea. Main picture: AAP/Renae Droop

the effect that our uniquely bright light has on the plants. The more closely we look at the natural world around us the more, I hope, that we can appreciate the need to preserve the beauty that surrounds us. Do you practise art full-time? Yes. I worked for most of two decades as a lawyer but was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 37 and after all the surgery and chemotherapy, I found my priorities had changed. I worked as a lawyer for several more years but my heart was no longer in it and from then on my goal was to see how far I could take my art.

Tell us about your technique … I have always been interested in historical art techniques, such as silverpoint and historical surfaces, such as calfskin vellum. Silverpoint (or metalpoint) involves drawing with silver, gold or other metals on a specially prepared surface. The metal wires or rods can be sharpened to create very fine detail but, unlike graphite, can’t be erased. Many hours go into even the smallest pieces. My most time consuming piece, Dinner Under the Stars, took six weeks to complete but I worked obsessively during that time so it probably represents 150 to 200 hours of work.

What do you do when you’re not drawing? I actually love clay target shooting at Brisbane Sporting Clays over at Belmont where I have been shooting and coaching for some years now. The demands of the residency and workshops over the last year have kept me away more than normal but I’m looking forward to dusting off my shotgun. Look Closer — The Intricate Stipple Art of Eva Richards, Mar 27-31, Richard Randall Art Studio, Mount Coot-tha Rd, Toowong.

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CAPTAIN MARVEL (M) hhhkj Director: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck Starring: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn I am woman, watch me soar … Carol Danvers (Larson) doesn’t just smash the glass ceiling in Marvel’s first female-led superhero movie, she blasts through the planet’s exosphere. Having waited so long for the opportunity to redress the gender imbalance, the noble but quicktempered Kree warrior summons an impressive show of force. From the cheap seats at the back of the auditorium, that white-hot energy feels pretty good – even if formidable forebears such as Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley and Linda Hamilton’s Sarah Connor inhabit an alternate cinematic universe. Rather than attempt some

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things. It’s got the hotel feel we were going for,” Stef says. Combining practical design with highend modern finishes, the home has frameless glass corner windows and red cedar timber features. “Ryan was awesome. He was very collaborative and listened and worked to the brief and took it to the next level to add those special touches,” Stef says. MR Designs was founded by Ryan and business partner Michael Ross three years ago. They’ve gone from working out of

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PULLENVALE 59 Haven Rd Land: 4.04ha Inspect: By appointment Agent: Matt Lancashire and Jahkoda Ferguson, Ray White New Farm; ph: 3254 1022, 0416 476 480 (ML) or 0413 056 114 (JF) Auction: On site, Saturday (Mar 16), 3.30pm

bedrooms are carpeted, include built-in wardrobes. The rear of the property contains another bedroom and guest room, both include an ensuite. The guest room has access to the deck and an inground pool. The upper level features the main bedroom. This section of the residence is carpeted, has a walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite with double vanity and a spa bath. Outside, there are two ponds positioned either side of the property, two sheds and rainwater tanks. The gardens are irrigated and include an orchard and zen garden.

Lord of the manor This circa-1928 manor sits on a 1503sq m block and combines the naturally-inspired designs of late Brisbane architect EP Trewern with the contemporary brilliance of Richard Groves, who has influenced recent renovations. An individually-laid stone pathway reveals a striking facade perfectly combining brick, stonework, stucco, timber and intersecting gables. Established gardens frame the porched entry, with a timber door leading into the sprawling main level. Sitting to the right of the entry foyer, the formal lounge features polished timber flooring, a coffered ceiling, antique chandeliers and brick fireplace. Sliding doors open into a library, while walls of windows accentuate the sunroom on the opposite side. Part of the modern extensions, the open-plan family and dining rooms have polished concrete floors, soaring ceilings and walls of glass and exposed bricks. The adjoining kitchen features a long island benchtop comprising marble, stone and timber, along with stainless-steel appliances and a butler’s pantry.

Outside, an expansive stone courtyard with a glass-enclosed pool extends out to a full-size tennis court with a basketball hoop. Stairs next to the entry foyer lead up to the first of two upper wing levels, which has two bedrooms featurin built-in wardrobes. Downstairs, the basement level of the property has a four-car garage, wine cellar and windows capturing beneath the pool’s surface.

HAMILTON 132 Windermere Rd Land: 1503sq m Inspect: Thursday (Mar 14), 4-4.45pm Agent: Dwight Ferguson and Alexander Shean, Ray White Ascot; ph: 3868 7500, 0412 385 720 (DF) or 0414 841 085 (AS) For sale: By expressions of interest closing March 21, 4pm


Inexpensive Property with 2 Titles and 2 Homes ‘Airdrie’, 134 Morrison Road via Woodford, SE Qld • 136.05ha* (336.18* acres), multiple titles • 12km* Woodford, 16km* Kilcoy, 1.5hrs* Brisbane, 50min* Sunshine Coast beaches • Excellent water — 4 dams, 2 lagoons, Stanley River frontage. 16ha water licence, underground irrigation mains • High set 3 bedroom house and 3 bedroom cottage both in need of renovation • Large shed with skillion, dairy, stables, machinery shed, cattle yards, crush, loading ramp • 12 paddocks, mostly improved pastures • Will be sold at auction, if not prior

Auction Friday 29 March 2019 10:30am Level 26, 111 Eagle St, Brisbane View By appointment Jez McNamara 0427 270 280 Ray White Rural Qld *approx.

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Standing tall among the illustrious Kangaroo Point riverfront precinct, Walan shines in its surrounds. The dynamic form, inspired by the Kangaroo Point Cliffs, is a landmark building, setting a benchmark for architectural design. Boasting oak timber floors, integrated European appliances, and designer finishes, this full-floor residence exceeds expectations. Premium features include an expansive balcony, guest bedroom with ensuite, separate library and study area, second living space and full length double corridors that guarantee cooling breezes and cross ventilation throughout.


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JUDY GOODGER 0438 767 377 MATTHEW FOOTE 0400 107 707 PLC-OP0005_BN_H


51 Brisbane Street

This two-level entertainer is spread over a beautifully landscaped 1,010m2 in prominent Bulimba. Having stood since 1906, this six bedroom residence has undergone a magnificent renovation and is utterly equipped for every facet of family life. Every member of the household will find space to enjoy, whether it be in the formal lounge, gourmet kitchen, formal dining room, family room or music room. The lower level of the home offers an impressive platform for entertaining, while the expansive garage allows for more than six cars.


AUCTION Wed 20 Mar at 6pm Place Auction Rooms, 33 Lytton Rd, East Brisbane INSPECT Sat 10 – 10:30am

SARAH HACKETT 0488 355 553



58 Retreat Street

Sprawled across 2.5 acres of manicured grounds, this palatial marvel emanates unabated luxury. Reminiscent of opulent manors from periods past, this residence will leave you captivated with its award-winning design and level of detail. The 800m2 interior is graced with an array of natural materials and comprises a series of versatile spaces, providing countless spots to relax, dine and entertain. Positioned within Brisbane’s renowned ‘Millionaire’s Row’, this statement home offers a lifestyle suited to those who enjoy the finer things in life.


AUCTION Sat 30 Mar at 3:30pm, On-site INSPECT Sat 1 – 2pm & Sun 12:30 – 1:30pm



87 Agnew Street

Perched on a hillside in highly sought-after Poets’ Corner, enjoying stunning city and suburban views, this impressive family home places priority on rela xed living spaces, unparalleled entertaining areas and dual living. Featuring four levels of premier designer living, with high quality fixtures and fittings, it is a luxury family home as much as it is an entertainer’s dream. Showcasing contemporary style at its finest, the home is well designed to accommodate the whole family and is well equipped with every modern convenience you could wish for.


TENDER Closing Tue 26 Mar at 5pm INSPECT Wed 5:30 – 6:30pm & Sat 10 – 10:30am

PAULA PEARCE 0417 433 098


Coastal lifestyle Embrace a grand island lifestyle at this ocean-facing residence where multiple levels of covered balconies and a thoughtful use of glass captures panoramic beach vistas. The 1776sq m block offers ample space for outdoor recreation, while the three levels provide a range of living options. The main entry is located on the middle level, preceded by a double carport with additional storage. This floor has three bedrooms with ocean views, including two bedrooms with built-in wardrobes and access to a wraparound balcony. They share a bathroom with double vanity. The main bedroom is an opulent retreat with timber floors, a walk-in wardrobe, laundry and a private balcony. Its ensuite is enclosed in floor-to-ceiling glass and features a sunken spa bath, glass shower and ocean-facing balcony. A central stairway with glass balustrade leads up to the top floor, which is adorned in polished timber flooring and high raked ceilings. Stairs connect the living room to a kitchen featuring marble benchtops,


stainless-steel appliances, a breakfast bar and lantern-style pendant lighting. The adjoining dining room has sliding glass doors out to a covered timber balcony. Downstairs, the lower level creates a separate living environment with a bathroom, kitchen, living room and two bedrooms, including one with built-in wardrobe. The kitchen has marble benchtops and high-quality appliances.

POINT LOOKOUT 23 George Nothling Dr Land: 1776sq m Inspect: By appointment Agent: Dwight Ferguson and Alexander Shean, Ray White Ascot; ph: 3868 7500, 0412 385 720 (DF) or 0414 841 085 (AS) Auction: 1/138 Racecourse Rd, Ascot, March 28, 6pm

56 Phalerum Avenue

Presenting an outstanding opportunity in the desirable, family friendly enclave of Seven Hills is this beautifully presented five bedroom family home with magnificent city and suburban views. Located in a quiet cul-de-sac on an 804m2, this is a premium offering for discerning buyers seeking the picture perfect lifestyle that you’ll be proud to call “home”. Quality family homes of this calibre present themselves very rarely. After 23 years living here the owner’s instructions are clear. The property will be sold by public auction on-site at Saturday 30 March at 9am.


AUCTION Sat 30 Mar at 9am, On-site INSPECT Sat 11 – 11:30am & Thu 6 – 6:30pm

SHANE HICKS 0409 594 629 ANTONIO PUOPOLO 0450 899 007 PLC-OP0005_BN_L

BULIMBA 14 Duke Street LARGER THAN LIFE, BLUECHIP LOCATION An impressive entertainer’s house on arguably the best street in beautiful Bulimba, and just metres off trendy Oxford Street. This six-bedroom contemporary home is a large hub for a busy family wanting it all – location, size, modern design and even a swimming pool. There’s a level lawn space for kids and pets while Bulimba Memorial Park is so close it can be viewed from the enormous kitchen, dining and terrace area. There really isn’t a better option for a family wanting the convenience of living within a much-loved lifestyle destination.

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Swimming pool, level lawn area, park views Multiple shared entertaining areas, study Timber floors, high ceilings, a/c, security Triple garage w internal access, storeroom


View As advertised or by appointment Auction Saturday 09 March at 10.00am Contact 07 3899 8588 Tony O'Doherty 0466 442 674


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BULIMBA 58 Pine Street Cnr 175 Brisbane Street 1,222M2 WALKING DISTANCE TO OXFORD STREET • • • •

Pine Street address, two street frontage 1,222m2 corner block, 300m off Oxford Street Potential splitter block Development potential, multiple options



View As advertised or by appointment For Sale Tender closing 3pm March 14th Contact 07 3899 8588 Tony O'Doherty 0466 442 674


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BALMORAL 27 Bolan Street ACREAGE STYLE LIVING INNER CITY LIFESTYLE The beauty of this solid rendered brick property is that most of the updating has been done. The potential to accommodate a growing family is extraordinary with an enormous downstairs rumpus/study/gymnasium level, seven bedrooms, four bathrooms, study ,formal dining room with wet bar,and a beautifully appointed kitchen. A wide balcony offers the ideal outdoor entertaining space with wonderful views and breezes overlooking the Brisbane River and Hamilton Cruise Ship Terminal.

7a • • • •

Peaceful street, walk to schools and cafes Enormous downstairs rumpus/gym/office Renovated kitchen and formal dining room Triple-car garage, wide deck with views


View As advertised or by appointment Auction Saturday 16 March at 3.30pm Contact 07 3899 8588 Tony O'Doherty 0466 442 674 Luke Batchelor 0432 448 147


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Beautiful Vokes and Peters renovation Luxuriously integrated kitchen, dining and living Seamlessly blends indoor/outdoor green living 22 Meter frontage 607m2 block Premium fittings, marble finishes and bespoke lighting



View As advertised or by appointment For Sale Best Offers By 3pm Tuesday March 26th Contact 07 3899 8588 Tony O'Doherty 0466 442 674 Luke Batchelor 0432 448 147


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WEYBA DOWNS 108-142 Tidswell Road THE SUNSHINE COAST’S MOST EXCLUSIVE OPPORTUNITY - NE facing, over 300m of water frontage, 40.52Ha of mostly cleared land - Watercraft access to Noosa River via Lake Weyba’s pristine waters - Elevated & private, once in a lifetime opportunity to secure the very best - Concepts and further details available upon request - Opportunity to secure neighbouring 44.41Ha block with additional 500m water frontage & equally superb outlook

40.52 n View as advertised or by appointment For Sale $30,000,000 Contact 07 5415 0700 John Stamp 0423 042 787 Ben Radcliff 0416 087 779

Riverside attraction There’s a lot to love about this stunning apartment, nestled by the river in Kangaroo Point. Occupying the fourth floor of the award-winning Mon Reve River Apartments complex, the 203sq m residence is immaculately presented and embraces enviable views across the Brisbane River and Story Bridge. Inside, neutral-toned walls and floors adorn the property, while an outdoor fireplace is a standout feature. With striking white cabinetry, ample storage, a breakfast bar and stainless steel appliances of the highest quality, the openplan kitchen takes pride of place in the home, seamlessly blending out towards an entertaining deck outside through sliding glass doors. A thoughtful use of glass throughout the apartment allows for glimpses of the idyllic riverside location from multiple angles. There is a huge focus on outdoor dining and entertaining, with two separate decks, one with reclaimed Spotted Gum external feature walls. Two bedrooms are conveniently positioned at opposite ends of the property for privacy, each with

direct access to a balcony. The main bedroom is treated to idyllic river views, and is complemented by a luxurious ensuite along with a generous walk-in wardrobe, while the second bedroom is fitted with a built-in wardrobe and serviced by an additional modern bathroom. Additional features include two car parking spaces, an on-site gymnasium, intercom access for security and a resortstyle swimming pool surrounded by landscaped gardens.

POINT ARKWRIGHT 9/14 Jubilee Esplanade AN AUSTRALIAN IKON. ARCHITECTURAL TOUR DE FORCE • Beachfront residence designed by the award winning Frank Macchia • Located in the boutique 'Ikon' complex in the prestigious Point Arkwright • Panoramic 360 degree ocean & hinterland views from the rooftop terrace • Convenient, private lift access from the double lockup basement garage • Walls of glass to take in the views & to capture the cooling sea breeze • Direct surf beach access to the south with excellent year round swimming

KANGAROO POINT 23/98 Thorn St Apartment: 203sq m Inspect: By appointment Agent: Judi O’Dea and Michael Kleimeyer, Ray White Paddington; ph: 3369 6488, 0417 009 635 (JO) or 0401 691 631 (MK) Auction: Darling & Co, March 27, 6pm



View as advertised or by appointment Auction Saturday 23rd March at 3:30pm onsite Contact 07 5302 6266 John Stamp 0423 042 787 Ben Radcliff 0416 087 779



Auction this Saturday 10am


17 Arbour Street, SHERWOOD

This brand new 548m2 architecturally designed modern luxury riverfront home is located in the most beautiful natural setting on a whisper quiet street on a massive 858m2 block with an incredible 17.4m of river frontage. Featuring stylish designer kitchen and large scullery, multiple living areas, master retreat with luxury ensuite, tiled pool overlooking river, wine cellar and much more.




On-site, 16 March, 10am


Wednesday 11.00-11.30am Saturday 9.30-10.00am


Jason Adcock 0418 727 788



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Master with walk in robe, ensuite and courtyard access Exclusive interior designer colour scheme by Estelle Elliot Designs Miele appliances with stone benchtops throughout Zoned & ducted climate control with additional ceiling fans Separate study desk, butlers pantry and laundry with storage solutions available Open plan living area flows seamlessly to your fully fenced courtyard Water, gas and electricity connections in courtyard Dual secure carparks with CCTV surveillance, swipe only access from garage Pet friendly

769,000 172 Venner Rd, Yeronga Annie Hayes - 0402 859 467 Wednesday 10:30am - 12pm Friday 1pm - 2:30pm Saturday 1pm - 3pm

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'Green Leaves' - Hilltop 2,605m2 - Subdivision Potential Available for sale for the first time in five decades. Elevated with a northerly aspect and sweeping views, the charming 1920’s Queenslander is flanked by a North/South lawn tennis court, swimming pool and mature gardens. Your options include renovating the gracious home to create a rare prestigious residence, re-build or re-develop the land by way of sub-division*. The blue-chip location is just 150m to St Peters and walking distance to Indooroopilly Shopping Town and railway and only a short drive to UQ and the CBD. *subject to Council approval For more information:

6 Bed


2 Bath


2 Car


2,605m2 Land

Indooroopilly | 59 Dennis Street Auction on Site | Saturday 6 April 3:00pm Inspect | Wednesday 5:00pm - 5:45pm Saturday 2:00pm - 2:45pm Jack Dixon 0408 756 694


Elegant Riverside Estate Be prepared to fall in love with the beauty of this distinctive contemporary home with a hint of Art Deco influence. This private riverside estate will create family memories filled with regular tennis matches, lap swimming, riverside entertaining and family gatherings. Or simply to unwind and relax within the serenity of the residence and its grounds. Discreetly located at the end of a cul-de-sac lined with prestigious properties, the tranquillity of its location belies its proximity to city living. For more information:

5 Bed


6 Bath


4 Car


1,834m2 Land

Fig Treet Pocket | 31 Rivergum Place Auction On Site | Saturday 30 March 4:00pm Inspect | Saturday 1:00pm - 2:00pm Patrick Dixon 0414 817 817

John Fredericks 0408 006 882

Luxury living This striking property was designed by architect Shaun Lockyer and sits on an impressive 48.3m-wide stretch along the Brisbane River. Constructed by Hutchinson Builders, Balaam extends over three levels and exudes luxury from the outset. There’s a pond and a three-car garage by the main entrance, while the ground floor interiors comprise a playroom and gymnasium with a shower and sauna, a bedroom with an ensuite, and a lounge room with glass doors to a waterfront terrace. Outside, there’s a huge scope for family entertainment, with an open-air fire pit, children’s cubby house and animal enclosure, several secure play areas, and a cantilevered heated pool with an adjoining bar and kitchen. These spaces offer sweeping river and city skyline vistas. A lift and an internal staircase provides access to the upper levels of the property and the main living area. Oriented towards the water, the adjoining balcony has glass balustrades for uninterrupted views.

Luxury continues in the kitchen, which boasts timber cabinetry, an island breakfast bar, a butler’s pantry and a suite of quality appliances. Also on the middle level are a media room and four bedrooms. On the upper floor of the house sits the main bedroom, with highlights including a balcony, dual walk-in wardrobes and ensuites and a parents’ retreat space. Completing the level are a library and the final two bedrooms.

HAMILTON 33B Harbour Rd Land: 1609sq m Inspect: By appointment Agent: Matt Lancashire, Ray White New Farm; ph: 3254 1022 or 0416 476 480 Auction: 612 Brunswick St, New Farm, March 26, 6pm


Absolute Riverfront - Flood Free - Pontoon

5 Bed


3 Bath


2 Car


1,117m2 Land

Sitting on a 1,117m2 allotment with 20m river frontage, this wonderful home offering multiple shared living and dining zones presents a prime opportunity for those seeking an absolute riverfront lifestyle with more liveable space. Enjoy the perfect northerly aspect on the river with terraced gardens flowing past the sprawling pool to the bank of the river with its own pontoon.

Westlake | 245 Westlake Drive Auction On Site | Saturday 30 March 2:00pm Inspect | Thursday 5:30pm - 6:00pm Saturday 10:30am - 11:00am

For more information:

John Fredericks 0408 006 882

Patrick Dixon 0414 817 817

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Abundant space AUCTION

54 Spence Road, Wavell Heights

Saturday 16th March

Plus, plus, plus… Take one look at this impressive Wavell Heights home and you’ll see why there are too many pluses for us to list here! Seriously – this home has to be seen to appreciate all it has to offer as there are just too many features to list here.




Richard Parker

0406 750 421

Add in the convenient location of one of Brisbane’s most soughtafter suburbs and this property is undoubtedly a not-to-be-missed investment opportunity.

Sophisticated living spaces in a familyfriendly design are the hallmarks of this contemporary property. Interior features include a 5.7m ceiling void in the entry foyer, tiled flooring, and open-plan lounge and dining spaces with plenty of natural light. The kitchen boasts quality appliances and an island breakfast bar. Nearby are glass doors to a terrace, yard

MT GRAVATT EAST 31 Spence St Land: 647sq m Inspect: Today (Wed, Mar 13), 6-6.30pm Agent: Stan Egawa, Place Sunnybank; ph: 3193 8788 or 0466 999 300 Auction: On site, March 30, 11am

and pool. Four of five bedrooms sit on the upper level of the house; each has a builtin wardrobe, and two have access to a balcony. The main bedroom contains a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite.






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