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This week... A children’s TV show that parents also (genuinely) enjoy is a rare find indeed, which explains the popularity of ABC Kids megahit Bluey. Created in Brisbane by the brilliant Joe Brumm and animators Ludo Studio, the cartoon about a blue heeler puppy called Bluey, her sister Bingo, and parents Chilli and Bandit, has wrapped Australian audiences around its waggily tail and looks set to do the same overseas. In a rare interview (P8), Joe reveals choice tidbits about the origins of his adorable cast of characters (including how mum Chilli got her name), the traits he shares with dad Bandit, and why it never occurred to him to set the story anywhere but his hometown – Queenslanders, jacarandas and all. Enjoy the issue.
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THE CHAT PILLOW TALK … Shea Morrison and Danielle Knight of The Goodnight Co.
Dream girls More than just sleeping beauties, this duo shares the secrets to a decent night’s slumber Emma Schafer
it the sack with Shea Morrison and Danielle Knight and it may be the best night’s sleep you’ll ever have. That’s because these lifelong friends, the talented duo behind The Goodnight Co., are all about getting you some solid shut eye. As well as selling luxury silk pillowcases, sleep masks, aromatherapy products and calming teas online, these Brisbane mums, both 40, now also run sleep retreats and workshops. “Nowadays people seem to want a magic pill for sleep, but it requires time and effort and you should be making it your number one priority,” Shea says. “We’re not just talking about beauty sleep here – we want to teach you how to sleep for health.” In July, they will host a one-day workshop in Brisbane with a panel of
experts covering everything from the science of sleep to creating personal sleep rituals. Sessions will include breathing lessons from the chiropractors behind Kula Health in Newstead, nutrition classes with clinical naturopath Jen Cox, plus meditation and yoga practice. And, for those in need of a little more intensive help, there’s also a three-day sleep retreat planned for September in Bowral, in the southern highlands of New South Wales. The Goodnight Co.’s focus is timely, given a recent report by the Australian Sleep Association showed nearly 40 per cent of us are not getting our requisite seven to nine hours’ sleep a night, and that five consecutive sleepless nights can put bodies in a pre-diabetic state. “People trying to lose weight are
happy to pay money to join a gym and get a personal trainer, buy equipment, pay a nutritionist … whereas if people are missing out on sleep they don’t talk about it and just put up with it,” says Shea, who is currently training to become a mindfulness coach. “It’s crazy because (sleep deprivation) is a chronic issue, right up there with obesity. This passionate duo, who recommend people make their GP their first port of call for prolonged sleep issues, have come a long way since launching The Goodnight Co. in 2015. Back then, with both of them pregnant at the time, their objective was to create a business that would give them a more flexible alternative to their previous careers in radio (Shea) and human resources (Danielle). “We started out wanting to create
a little bit of luxury for mums to help them sleep better,” Shea says. “Now with researching and studying the science of sleep for the past five years, we want to change the way people approach sleep altogether.” For a more peaceful night’s sleep, Shea recommends no screen-time within an hour of bed, staying hydrated throughout the day and getting grounded. “Before bedtime, take off your shoes and go walking on the earth for five minutes,” she says. “You’ll be amazed at the difference it can make if you make this part of your bedtime ritual.” The Goodnight Co Sleep Workshop, $350, Jul 20, The Calile Hotel, Fortitude Valley. retreat.thegoodnightco.com.au
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Blue, collared heroes Brisbane-made Bluey has won the hearts of parents and kids alike for its positive depiction of family values and familiar backdrops Tonya Turner
risbane animator Joe Brumm never for a moment considered setting his homegrown hit cartoon, Bluey, in a fictional world. “I didn’t want a generic setting. I wanted this sort of tree and this river and this and that, it just made sense to say let’s embrace Brisbane,” he says. Children and parents across the country have revelled in seeing animated versions of Queenslander homes, jacaranda and poinciana trees, New Farm Park, CityCat ferries and native wildlife on the show. “I’m a very proud Queenslander so we’ve got all the best parts of Brissie,” Joe says. But it’s not only the familiar local setting that has seen Bluey achieve 75 million program plays since it premiered in October 2018 – the highest figure ever for any ABC-TV show, surpassing even The Wiggles and Play School. The big-hearted show about a family of blue and red heelers including six-year-old
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Bluey, four-year-old Bingo, mum Chilli and dad Bandit, has won audiences over for its joyful take on modern family life. The second half of the first 52-episode series went to air in April and another 52 episodes will air in 2020, with three Bluey books set to hit stores before Christmas. Bluey isn’t only a hit with kids, but parents too – something Joe set out to achieve from the start. “I wanted to flip the idea that you make cartoons just for the kids and the parents have to tolerate them. I thought ‘why not make a show, a bit like The Simpsons, where you get a broad demographic’,” he says. Celebrating the beauty of childhood and the benefits of socio-dramatic play was another driving factor. A father of two daughters aged seven and eight, Joe believes imaginative play is under pressure these days. “When kids aged four to six get together and all play
shops, that’s an amazing achievement. Research seems to say you learn best in a play environment at that age and some studies show up to 60 to 70 per cent of total game time is spent in negotiation of rules and roles, and I just think that’s beautiful,” he says. Asked if he based Bandit on himself, Joe replies: “He’s a bit of an ideal. I play these games but when you do a cartoon version of it, it’s hyper. I like to think I put some of my faults into him, like he’ll be on his phone when he shouldn’t be and he wants to lie down,” he says. Born in Winton, Joe, 40, moved to Cairns when he was five and Brisbane when he was 12. One of three boys (the middle one), his dad worked for the Department of Primary Industries and his mum was a librarian. “I’m very close to my brothers, we’re all two years apart and we’re a very playful family. We’re always trying to make each
other laugh and we’ve got dark senses of humour sometimes,” he says. Like Bandit, Joe’s older brother, Adam Brumm, is an archaeologist. “We loved the little joke that dogs love digging up bones,” Joe says. When he finished school, Joe wanted to study illustration but “wasn’t good enough to get in” so opted for animation instead at Griffith University. “I did a tour of the animation studio and they had Spider-Man up on the walls and there was a bunch of cool-looking people hanging around drawing comics and I thought ‘this is for me’,” he says. Later in London, he worked as an animator on popular children’s shows Charlie and Lola and Little Princess. He also worked on Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom at the same studio that made the international phenomenon, Peppa Pig. “I was quietly nosy and fascinated with how each studio’s pipeline was set up,” he says.
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TO FUR, WITH LOVE ... (Clockwise from left) Bingo, Bandit, Bluey and Chilli; Chilli with Bluey and Bingo in the episode Monkey Bars; Bandit and Chilli dance for the kids in Work; and creator Joe Brumm.
In 2010 he returned to Brisbane and came up with a cartoon dog called Rusty based on a kelpie he had as a kid, but the colours were all wrong. “It looked a bit like Bluey but it was black and brown. It’s a bit hard to make a kids’ show without bright colours and I remembered an old blue heeler we had in Cairns called Bluey, and I thought ‘this is great’. And then there’s red heelers as well, which was perfect because we suddenly had the sisters,” he says. After teaming up with Ludo Studios, they soon had the ABC helping them fund a pilot episode they presented at the Asian Animation Summit in Brisbane in 2016, where it won the best in show award. “It was the easiest thing in the world after that. Everyone wanted it and it was just a matter of picking who would get it,” Joe says. While the show knocks a bunch of stereotypes on the head – Bandit is an
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FUN FACT Bluey’s mum, Chilli, was named after a dog at The Gap markets. “We were looking for names for the characters and this most beautiful red heeler was there and I asked this owner ‘what’s your dog’s name?’ and she said ‘it’s Chilli’ and I thought ‘that’s perfect’,” says creator, Joe Brumm.
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empathetic father actively involved in parenting duties and housework; Chilli works as an airport security guard; Bluey and Bingo are assertive and adventurous girls – Joe swears this wasn’t deliberate but simply a case of art imitating modern life. “All I know is that with me and my brothers and my mates there’s a lot of work to do when kids come. I’m a real worker and so you just start doing it whether that’s laundry or whatever,” he says. Libbie Doherty, ABC acting head of children’s content, says initially there was confusion among viewers about Bluey being a girl. “The sisters are expertly treated as kids without the overt stereotyping that can be prevalent in children’s content. We get a lot of comments from parents saying how refreshing it is to see Bandit reflected as an imaginative, caring and capable father who prioritises playing with his girls. Mums have also responded to Chilli
revelling in her playfulness and delighted that a mother who merrily heads off to work is seen as positive,” she says. Showing the love between Bandit and Chilli was important to Joe. “This is a family and they love each other and their time to show that love is squeezed, so they have to do it in the midst of games and the kids get enjoyment and security out of seeing that,” he says. Bluey is made entirely in Brisbane at Ludo Studios in Fortitude Valley, run by Charlie Aspinwall and Daley Pearson. “Joe and I spend a lot of time chatting about our kids and what they’ve been up to and it’s always funny to talk about that. They’re at such a beautiful age and they’re so excited to be in the world. Bluey is a celebration of childhood and parenting and the way that parents and kids belong together,” Charlie says. Almost everyone from the animators, musicians and voice artists, including Dave McCormack of rock band Custard who voices Bandit, are originally from Brisbane. “I don’t really have to act, I just read it – it’s pretty much my life,” Dave says. “My daughters love it. Initially they thought it was pretty weird – ‘why’s Dad’s voice coming out of a dog on the telly?’ – but now they love it and if it’s on, we’ll watch it and have a giggle.” While the identity of the voice artists behind Bluey and Bingo is a closely guarded secret, other voice talents include radio and TV personality Myf Warhurst as Aunt Trixie, singer-songwriter Megan Washington as teacher Calypso, Joe’s younger brother Dan Brumm as Uncle Stripe and his mum, Chris Brumm, as Nana Heeler. Joe’s wife, Suzy Brumm, is also a storyboard artist on the show. Ludo is in the final stages of securing an international deal for Bluey and is hoping for a US and UK release in December. Despite early talks about redubbing, they have decided to only proceed if the Australian voices remain. “We had to stick to our guns,” Daley says. “We thought we’d lose everyone by saying we don’t want to redub it, the voices are perfect, but people love it because it is Australian,” Daley says. Or more specifically, Brisbane.
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Squad goals As a run concierge, Alanah France takes pride in guiding hotel guests along Brisbane’s scenic routes Alanah France, 21 RUN CONCIERGE So what exactly is a run concierge? It’s part of the Westin Wellbeing Program at The Westin Brisbane, where hotel guests can take part in a scheduled run to explore Brisbane either on their own or with me as a guide. These scenic runs take guests up past the city’s Botanical Gardens and Parliament House and along the river, where we then run across the Victoria Bridge and take in the city sights from South Bank. Once we hit the Goodwill Bridge guests can choose to push themselves with the 10km route, which continues along Kangaroo Point and over the Story Bridge back towards the city, or continue the 5km path over into the Botanical Gardens and return to the hotel. As well as our scheduled 6am sessions, Run Concierge is available upon request. How did that come about? When I’m not co-ordinating runs, I’m a beauty spa therapist at The Westin Brisbane’s Heavenly Spa. The spa oversees the RunWestin programs so I jumped at the opportunity to form connections with like-minded people and extend the wellbeing journey for our guests. What do you love most about your job? I get to take in this beautiful city and show it off to our guests. There is nothing better than watching the sun rise over the Goodwill Bridge as you run along South Bank.
hydration is also paramount. I personally have a large glass of water about 20 to 30 minutes before we start. Who in the world would you most like to take running? My favourite running buddy is my pug, Olive, but she can’t always keep up. Your favourite Brisbane run route? Along the river through South Bank and Kangaroo Point. There is some great people-watching to be had and plenty of trees, which means shade in the summer, but they also help you forget you’re in the middle of a city. Just be careful of those bush turkeys and lizards at Kangaroo Point though; they have a habit of jumping out at the last minute. When or where are you happiest? I’m a beach girl at heart so I love heading down the coast to run Burleigh Hill on my days off, though when I’m looking for a quick session, Kangaroo Point’s stairs get my heart pumping in no time. Another great time to run is dusk, when the city begins to light up and the fairy lights on the Goodwill Bridge twinkle – they always make me smile. What’s next for you? I’m testing out new run routes and checking the distances in case our guests would like to run somewhere different. There are a few bush trails around Mt Coot-tha to explore for guests interested in a trail run. EMMA SCHAFER
What’s the key to a good run? Warming up is essential. During summer,
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would have Ryan Reynolds in it, but this one was still really lovely. With the bed secured, I set off to choose a new mattress, and that is when the bed hopping started. While there’s nothing more relaxing than snuggling down into your cocoon of comfort at the end of a long day, buying a mattress is the complete opposite. There’s nothing zen about it – especially if you do it all with an audience. Because while people patiently waited to pay in a line that snaked around the warehouse, they watched me bounce from bed to bed. One was too hard. The next too soft. It went on and on. Soon, these strangers began adding in their two cents – one going so far as to tell
me the way I plonked myself on to the mattress “wasn’t quite right”. Um, I’m sorry, did I invite you into my fake bedroom, sir? I think not. Eventually, I made my choice – a superfirm bamboo mattress, bought on the basis that surely firmer would be better for my back. Three days later, my bed frame and mattress arrived. I flopped down and … the mattress was too firm. I willed myself not to panic, but immediately did that very thing. Why did it seem so much firmer? Could I spend the next however many years sleeping on a mattress with as much give as my tile floor? I decided to persist, thinking that perhaps it needed time to settle. But when I woke the following morning
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Olé! Feast on Spanish fare at this hidden treasure a step beyond the madding crowd RESTAURANT Tony Harper Once you’ve sat at MoVida, soaked up its charm, eaten and drunk its wares, been swayed by its raucous, uplifting atmosphere, it’s hard to step into another Australian Spanish restaurant without drawing comparison. But we aren’t in Melbourne, MoVida wouldn’t be the same if it were here, and it’s an unfair comparison to draw. But it’s hard to ignore. Plus we had Ortiga, the giant-slayer, and we let it go. However, I shan’t dwell on the past, and surely we have outgrown the baby-sibling, Brisbane/Melbourne thing when it comes to dining, haven’t we? El Matador is a newcomer to Burnett Lane – that inner-city, bar-and-foodfocused laneway that was perhaps our first foray into a Melbourne-like precinct. Wandering along it early on a Saturday afternoon, the Queen St Mall buzzing like an angry wasps’ nest just a few steps away, it is nearly deserted. Make of that what you will, but I’ve always been keen on the idea that Brisbane diners and drinkers like to see into a place before they commit, which makes laneways and anything other than ground-floor venues slightly tricky. But it’s 2pm, not midday or 7pm, so I might well be judging on a lull. Still it’s hard to look at some of the tawdry mall restaurants jam-packed with diners when a minute’s walk away some excellent venues are deserted. Ah well ...
There is plenty to love about El Matador, the most obvious of which is its laneway position: thronging (like Hong Kong) or sparsely populated, there’s a touch of adventure in trundling along an alley to find a restaurant. And it looks the part – sunken from street level, loads of booths, big, open kitchen and bar. And there’s an eager, engaging edge to the service; it’s a staff that cares about its guests. There’s also a decent sherry offering – not great for a Spanish joint, but decent – some really good spirits and a long list of wines which are scattered in terms of origin, but touting enough Spanish booze to make it passable. I opt for a too-old Young Henrys Pale Ale. Manzanilla would have been better. Cured meats are obviously a thing, and El Matador has plenty on offer – Serrano and Iberico hams, truffled salami from
Australian wild boar, sobrasada from the Balearic Islands (wasn’t that where Christopher Skase spent his final years?) and plenty of other goodies. I’m there for the tapas: quail escabeche ($18), good but not brilliant; three fabulous, giant Mooloolabah king prawns with pickled chilli, piperade and lemon ($39); “classic” tortilla ($14) – which is definitely more “francesa” than classic – omelette rather than a flour or corn-based bread, with chicken-fat potatoes, manchego and onion. Delicious. And a fabulous, sous-vide hanger steak served simply with salsa verde ($49). It is brilliant. I’m guessing I missed El Matador at its best, chock full of people and brimming with atmosphere. Nevertheless I’m a fan. Perhaps it isn’t the most innovative, imagination-driven Spanish place we’ve seen, but it’s good, and effort has gone into making it tick.
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Cocoa bliss Chocolate and nuts are a perfect match – and a cinch when you can rope in some help, says Alastair McLeod Most of us have chocolate cravings, yet in these times of virtuousness we rarely satisfy them, or only indulge illicitly. Who’s not tempted by a Snickers bar that a satisfied child may have left lying around? Children have no such sense of sins over sugar, so we decided it was time to put our little toddler to work. Clancy’s jobs were to rub the roasted hazelnuts to remove their papery skins and to combine the chocolate and cream to a silky ganache. The result is a tart that tips its hat to the aforementioned confection. Now to teach the wee girl to do the washing up.
CHOCOLATE, HAZELNUT AND CARAMEL TART INGREDIENTS 1 sheet ready rolled shortcrust pastry 100g brown sugar 325ml cream 50g butter 300g hazelnuts, roasted, peeled and coarsely chopped 200g chocolate 200g caster sugar Whipped cream, to serve Fresh or grilled fruit, to serve, optional METHOD Preheat oven to 200C. Line a loose-based rectangular flan tin with the pastry and bake blind* for 20 minutes or until pastry is cooked and golden. Remove from the oven, discard baking paper and weights and allow to cool. Next, combine brown sugar, 125ml of the cream, and the butter, bring to the boil then simmer gently for 8 minutes. Remove from heat and cool. Add half the nuts, stir to combine then spread evenly over the base of pastry shell, then refrigerate. Place chocolate and remaining cream in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water. When chocolate starts to melt, remove from heat and stir until smooth. Cool to room temperature, then pour over hazelnut caramel and chill well. Finally, place the caster sugar in a heavybased pot over medium heat. Cook gently until the sugar is cooked to an amber caramel, add the remaining nuts, fold in, then pour on to an oiled tray to cool. Break caramelised nuts into irregular-shaped pieces and use to decorate tart. Accompany with cream and fruit. Serves 8 *Baking blind means lining the pastry shell with baking paper and filling with weights, such as dried beans or rice, before baking in the oven. Alastair McLeod is chef-owner of Al’FreshCo. alfreshco.com.au Styling and photography: Miranda Porter Props: A Ceramics by Anna Markey, aceramics.com.au; cultivatedesignco.com.au
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GYPSY HEART ... Multi-talented Elise Greig enjoys juggling family, work and study.
Family ties In her latest play, Elise Greig draws on family heritage to flesh out her main character Fiona Purdon
Without discovering her own gypsy heart, Elise Greig might never have landed on her latest play – Magpie, a murder-mystery set in Brisbane and inspired by her Scottish-Romani roots. “People are always surprised at my heritage,’’ says the blonde, blue-eyed actor and playwright. “My great-grandparents lived traditional gypsy lives and were horse-stealers.’’ Elise’s late father, Arthur, made the connection while documenting the family history, prompting Elise to give her main character a gypsy heritage too. Brisbane actor Barb Lowing plays Mordecai (a traditional Romani name),
nicknamed Magpie, who decides to investigate long-held family secrets. “Magpie is about unresolved issues which are passed down from generation to generation,” Elise says. “Mordecai is a successful writer, who returns to her family home when her father dies. She discovers that he has left her this trunk full of stuff and then her memory goes back to when she was 13 years old, in 1961. “It’s the year when Clem Jones is elected as Lord Mayor of Brisbane and the city is coming of age, as well as this young girl. Magpie has inherited trauma and anger, but this is balanced with a huge
heart and a lovely sense of humour. Barb has that in spades; she makes a lovely, rounded and rich character.’’ Magpie is determined to find out why her parents, played by Kathryn Marquet and Julian Kerser, are perpetually unhappy. “The strange thing is the father is a cranky character, but my dad was a lovely man, so the father is nothing like my own dad. The character of Magpie has a really good sense of humour like my dad had. I would imagine him laughing and loving her,” the playwright says. Brisbane-born Elise, 50, is also a voiceover artist with a recording studio on her
Mt Tamborine property, which she shares with husband Tony Byrne, sons Archie, 16, and Charlie, 13, and daughter Finley, 11. Currently studying a PhD part-time, the acting veteran has many television credits, including ABC children’s shows Prank Patrol and Mortified, and soap Home and Away, as well as appearances in more than 50 plays in Brisbane. She also voices Kylie Kangaroo for the animated film Peppa Pig: My First Cinematic Experience (2017). Magpie is one of several plays Elise has written, including her award-winning debut, Creche and Burn (2005). “I’m a really organised person, I’ve got good time management, and I have a really supportive husband,’’ she says. “I’m always working away at something; I love balancing writing with acting. I’m an actor who came to writing, I’m interested in characters, and I like writing from an actor’s perspective. It’s a nice marriage.’’ Elise, who grew up at MacGregor in Brisbane’s southside, where she attended high school, has not stopped working since starting a family. “I write when I can,” she says. “If I can find half an hour to spend time writing, that is gold. I’m thrilled to be able to make a good living.’’ Magpie, May 29-June 8, Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm. brisbanepowerhouse.org
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BRIGHT SPARKS … A Craig & Karl Individual series artwork; Lindy Lee’s Horizons growing beyond the visible; Richard Bell’s This is Aboriginal.
Two wonder boys and other homegrown creative talents win a mob of fans for a city celebration of art and design Phil Brown Art and design are closely linked and here in Brisbane the nexus between the two is particularly strong. Design is sometimes overlooked in the discussion about art but Museum of Brisbane’s new Brisbane Art Design (BAD) festival is changing all that. The event that everyone is just calling BAD celebrates art and design in a city where the crossover between the two worlds is clearly evident. Several of the works in the exhibition BAD@MOB, which is on at the BAD mothership, Museum of Brisbane (MOB), shows how the line between art and design is blurred. Works that exemplify this include Lindy Lee’s two amazing sculptures, the flung bronze wall piece Horizons growing beyond the visible (a flung-bronze wallbased work that was purchased for MOB collection with donations from Gadens Art Challenge 2018) and Flame from the Dragon’s Pearl: Open as the Sky, a freestanding bronze sculpture. Both were forged at Urban Art Projects (UAP) in Brisbane, a foundry and art factory that is a world leader in assisting artists achieve their wildest dreams. UAP features strongly in BAD and was involved in the recent BAD Open Studio Weekend which gave punters a chance to see some of our creative hubs up close. (The main BAD event finishes this weekend but the central exhibition goes on). Lindy Lee’s work is a collaboration and she’s a significant artist who was born, raised and educated in Brisbane, although
she now lives in Sydney. It was a nice synergy that Tony Costa’s portrait of her won the Archibald Prize recently. The exhibition also includes large, colourful mural portraits by Craig & Karl, two Brisbane-educated wonder boys who designed the BAD logo (which now adorns T-shirts and other products) and have done portraits of six Brisbane friends for this show. These huge, colourful faces now adorn the walls of the Dome Lounge at MOB. Craig & Karl are artist-designers who trained at the Queensland College of Art and now work all over the world for people such as Nespresso and Louis
Vuitton. Craig Redman lives in New York and Karl Maier lives in London. They are engaged in a trans-Atlantic collaboration and MOB director Renai Grace felt she had to have them in BAD as exemplars of everything the event stands for. “BAD presents the artists and designers of Brisbane, those who have established national and international careers from the city, as well as those who have made their homes elsewhere but continue to be influenced by Brisbane,” Renai says. “We want to push the boundaries of people’s understanding of art and design, challenge their perceptions and directly engage them
in conversations about the role of art and design in society, and sometimes in the making itself.” MOB commissioned several artists to create work for this show and also included existing work such as that of Brisbane indigenous artist Richard Bell whose painting of Australia entitled This is Aboriginal is a strong statement. If variety is the spice of life the exhibition is very spicy indeed. BAD@MOB, Until Aug 11, Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane City Hall, King George Square, city. brisbaneartdesign.com.au
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JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 — PARABELLUM (MA15+) hhhkj Director Chad Stahelski Starring Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Laurence Fishburne One dog versus a body count that has now climbed to somewhere in the vicinity of 400. Let’s be honest: it was never, really, about the beagle. Impeccably dressed, highly disciplined, lethally graceful, John Wick (Reeves, above) has elevated white male rage to a (martial) art form. Unable to deal with the ferocity of his emotions, the formerly retired assassin returned – at the beginning of the first film – to a world in which the rules were simple: kill or be killed. Although there’s a complex, oldtestament code of conduct in these films – and a clear set of consequences, which are ruthlessly enforced – in the end, selfinterest prevails. Daisy, a posthumous gift
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from Wick’s late wife, was a cute and calculated plot device to distinguish the Angel of Death from your common, garden-variety psychopath. The beagle’s replacement, an unnamed rescue dog, confirmed the protagonist’s underlying humanity. Chapter 3: Parabellum Stahelski’s slickest and deadliest offering yet, further develops the canine theme, along with Halle Berry’s fierce but reluctant ally, Sofia. The film picks up where its predecessor left off. Having gunned down a member of the High Table, Wick has been excommunicated from the shadowy international assassins’ guild. Stripped of the organisation’s protective services, and with a US$14 million bounty on his head, he is about to become the target for every hit man and woman in town – and once again, there’s an army of them. The first, exceptionally tall, would-be executioner strikes even before Wick’s time is officially up. And from there, it’s game on.
Wick sliced, diced, choked, ran over and gunned down 77 hardened adversaries in the first action adventure. He dispatched another 128 in the sequel and Stahelski has promised an even higher body count for Parabellum. Spectacular set pieces include a futuristic spin on the classic hall of mirrors and a mystical Moroccan desert sequence. The recurring characters of Winston (Ian McShane) and Bowery King (Laurence Fishburne) are joined by Berry’s surly badass, Mark Dacascos’ fan boy assassin, and my personal favourite, Angelica Huston’s mistress of pain. They inhabit a retro-futuristic universe that centres around Winston’s leather-andwhisky assassins’ club, aka the Continental. “We can keep this up for as long as you like,” says Asia Kate Dillon’s Adjudicator, sent by the High Table to punish those who have aided the renegade assassin. Since Parabellum is the best of John Wick’s three chapters thus far, we have no reason to doubt her.
It’s a world apart from the supercharged Marvel Comics Universe. Tessa Thompson (above), best known for her role as the feisty Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Endgame, quietly commands our attention in this gritty North Dakota drama. Her watchful, nuanced performance grounds Little Woods. Strong, capable, resourceful … Ollie is the person others rely upon, be they hardened drug dealers looking to make a quick buck, or parole officers who believe in second chances. Ollie has just nursed her late mother through a terminal illness. And now she is her estranged sister Deb’s (James) only hope. Having recently discovered she’s pregnant, Deb doesn’t have enough money for a termination, so she sure as hell can’t cover the $9000 it will cost to give birth. Ramping up the pressure on these two marginalised young women is a hardhearted banker who has just issued a foreclosure notice on the family home. First time writer-director Nia DaCosta blends social realism with crime drama for this bleak but absorbing indie drama about America’s cinematically neglected underclass in the tradition of Winter’s Bone and Frozen River. REVIEWS BY VICKY ROACH
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TAB DOOMBEN 10,000 ASCOT Dazzling in statement accessories and eyepopping colour combinations, the fashion pack were in fine form at the first meet of the Brisbane Racing Winter Carnival. A-listers flocked to The Aviary for the best off-field entertainment, which included a performance by The Horses hit-maker Daryl Braithwaite. Pictures: Jared Vethaak
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Up and away A fresh take on terrace housing looks right at home in characterful Norman Park Michelle Bailey From the street there is little evidence of what lies behind this renovated Queenslander in Norman Park. But venture beyond the footpath and three terrace houses appear, rising up from the sloping back yard of this generous block. The trio of tall, slender dwellings is the brainchild of architects Erhard Rathmayr and Monika Obrist, of Refresh Design, who joined forces with builders Bespoke Constructions to devise a way to sensitively introduce terrace housing to this cherished Brisbane neighbourhood. “We wanted to make a place which was equivalent to living in a house but without a large garden. This brought about the terrace house idea,” Erhard says. “Each owner has a double lockup garage and a private connection directly to the front yard, which is a metaphor for arriving like you traditionally would on to a veranda.” Private staircases deliver owners from front garden to front door at the mid-level of the terrace house. Here, social spaces including living, dining and kitchen connect fluidly to a rear terrace and pocket
garden. The long narrow plan is light filled and elegantly proportioned. Glazed perimeter walls and sliding doors dissolve the corner of the building and invite casual occupation of the outdoors, along with breezes and sunshine. “We tried to create something where there is as little [visual] obstruction as possible to the landscape,” Erhard says.
We wanted to make a place which was equivalent to living in a house but without a large garden
“The black interior also helps you to focus on the garden outside.” Rear patios accommodate outdoor laundries and drying areas while creating a spacious place to entertain or sit under the stars. Timber decking extends the material palette of the interior, with masonry forming a plinth seat for barbecue gatherings. “Guests can sit here and still
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REFRESH APPROACH ... (Clockwise from far left) A skylight above the internal stairs creates a light well; an external view of the terrace houses; the outdoor patio; the bathroom, with its translucent ceiling.
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chat to the cook in the kitchen or at the barbecue and be between the garden and the house,” Erhard says. Despite compact dimensions, the interior feels roomy, courtesy of sunlight flooding down from the skylight above the staircase. On the upper floor, rooms are also light filled, especially the bathrooms, where a translucent ceiling illuminates the
shower. “You feel like you are showering under natural light or outside,” Erhard says. “And it’s not expensive. We simply swapped the roof sheeting (for translucent roof sheeting), painted the roof structure white and then used polyacrylic sheeting for the ceiling inside.” Other clever moves contribute to an ease with which the interior can be
adapted to various modes of use. A study nook and sun bed on the ground floor invite moments of pause. Conversely, the open-plan areas of the kitchen and living areas can accommodate a long banquet table for multiple guests. Timber floors and staircases marry with masonry elements to bring accents to an otherwise dark and moody interior.
Charcoal-coloured joinery, ceilings and lighting contribute to the sense of visual sophistication. The monochromatic and neutral palette continues to the exterior, where a trio of white boxes appear to hover over a blackened base. Masonry walls are deployed to ground the dwelling, extending out into the garden like welcoming arms outstretched.
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Phil Brown I nearly went on Sale of the Century once. I couldn’t face the early flight so I fobbed them off. What a shame. I could have been a contender! This week I write in praise of general knowledge, which seems to be in short supply nowadays. This was driven home the other day when I caught a bit of a show on ABC-TV. They were somewhere in Victoria, talking history and the Burke and Wills expedition of 1860-1861 came up. The one where they were traversing the continent from south to north. As the conversation went on, the interviewer looked surprised to hear of the fate of these two famous Australian explorers. “Oh, so they died?” she said. I was gobsmacked. Their fate is one of the central facts of Australian history and that someone on an ABC show didn’t know
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school, wide-ranging reading and a sense of curiosity will help. Does anyone care about this anymore? You only have to watch an episode of Millionaire Hot Seat on Channel 9 (I love this show) to know that many don’t. I’m often standing in the lounge room shouting at the television at people who could win a motza by answering a simple question that they don’t appear to know the answer to. “You’re a moron! You’re a numbskull! If you had another brain it would be lonely!” So I go. My wife reckons I should go on and maybe she’s right. I nearly went on Sale of the Century once. That came about when I wrote
a story about auditions for that quiz show when they were being held in Brisbane. I went along to the auditions, took the test along with the other wannabes and got a call from the producers a few weeks later saying I had topped the class and could I come to Melbourne at 6am one morning the following week for a taping of the show? I couldn’t face the early flight so I fobbed them off. They rang back a few times, and the last time they did, I was at Brisbane Airport about to fly out to the UK, so I had to say no yet again. What a shame. I could have been a contender! A friend, who just happens to be a clairvoyant, did go on the show and he won. But I guess he knew he would.
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at its finest This renovated Queenslander boasts space and style Enjoy spacious and stylish surroundings with this beautifully-renovated, circa 1916 Queenslander. Ray White New Farm principal Matt Lancashire says this was only the second time in about 70 years the property had been on the market, and its location is second-to-none. “In one of Brisbane’s most affluent and attractive pockets is this superbly renovated north-facing Queenslander on an expansive 810sq m parcel of land,” he says.
“Return to idyllic childhood days when you had room to run, space to play and maybe even a veggie patch … this enticing family package is in an exceptional growth suburb only 8km from the CBD.” The house’s character shines through from the outset. The traditional facade features a butterfly staircase leading to a full-width veranda. The main entry sits on the lower level where a central hallway leads to the rear of the floorplan and an open-plan living and dining area. Light-filled and modern, the space has polished concrete floors, glass louvres and sliding glass doors opening to a covered
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patio area, the pool and yard. Back inside the residence, the contemporary kitchen has a striking island breakfast bar, quality appliances, a gas cooktop and butler’s pantry. A timber staircase ascends to the upper level of the house and the rest of the bedrooms. Period features add warmth and charm to this level, and include the original timber floors, fretwork VJ walls, high ceilings and casement windows. Three of the bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and are serviced by a large bathroom, while the main suite features a walk-in wardrobe and a luxury ensuite with dual vanities. The bedroom also boasts french doors to the front veranda.
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Knockdown and rebuild For people who love where they live, but not their dated house, then a KnockDown ReBuild could be the answer to creating a dream home. Older Australian houses are being knocked down in suburbs across Brisbane to make way for contemporary homes that are more energy efficient and cater for modern lifestyles. Metricon Queensland general manager, Peter Ryan, says many people don’t realise that it is often more cost effective to build a new home rather than renovate. “With a renovation, you only partially repair your home and, in most cases, unforeseen circumstances occur and costs can quickly escalate,” he says. Peter says building a new home not only achieves a modern, open-plan design but is more energy efficient and built with sustainable materials. “When many homes were built in the 60s, 70s and 80s, the running cost of the home and energy efficiencies were never contemplated,” he says. “Today, they are one of the biggest considerations for all homeowners. “Many of our buyers tell us they love
their neighbourhood and love their neighbours. They also tell us to renovate, rather than a build new, they are often forced to compromise the design, due to the old home and existing structure.” Peter says with the scarcity of inner-city land, the rate of knock down new builds will only increase. “With the growing urbanisation throughout southeast Queensland, it makes sense to build a home in a suburb that you love to live in,” he says.
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Stunning 225.49ha* (557* Acres) Horse and Cattle Property ‘Le Cheval’, Rathdowney, Qld • Multiple paddocks, 3 rail steel horse fencing and connecting laneways • 10 bay stable complex, stallion yards, vet room, round yards and horse shelters / troughs in each spelling paddock • Cattle yards, ramp, race and crush support the back of the property • 800m* of creek frontage, 3 bores and 13 dams • 3 bedroom homestead overlooks the horse paddocks • 90min* Brisbane, 80min* Gold Coast, 25min* Beaudesert
Auction Friday 31 May 2019 10:30am Level 26, 111 Eagle St, Brisbane View By appointment Jez McNamara 0427 270 280 Andrew Goodall 0412 093 551
Ideal Brisbane Valley Lifestyle / Cattle Property ‘Ten Chain Hill’, 3336 Wivenhoe Somerset Road, Crossdale Qld • 73ha* (180.38* acres), 1hr 15min* Brisbane CBD, 25min* Fernvale, 10min* Somerset Dam for skiing • Renovated Queenslander, 2 bedrooms plus sleepout, bathroom, country kitchen, study and air conditioning • Gently undulating soft country down to creek flats • 6 tanks, bore, dam and permanent spring fed water holes • 14mx9m shed, steel cattle yards with fencing in good condition, 2.7kW solar system • Spotted Gum timber plantation with 10,000+* trees planted, excellent shelter for cattle with commercial potential Owners purchased retirement property on the coast.
Auction Friday 14 June 2019 10:30am Level 26, 111 Eagle St, Brisbane View Sundays 9:30–10:30am Jez McNamara 0427 270 280 Ray White Rural Qld *approx.
Brand new riverfront residence with over 359m2.
2202/59 Byron Street
Arguably one of Bulimbaâ€™s most significant residences to be offered to the market. Spanning over 359m2, with a 14m wide, north facing absolute river frontage, residence 2202 offers an unrepeatable opportunity. A seamless interaction, gracefully merging indoor and outdoor entertaining spaces with house-like proportions caters to families and empty nesters. With four generous bedrooms, separate living room and four side-by-side lock-up carparks and endless storage are complemented by the quality of craftsmanship and timeless elegance. Barca Bulimba is a boutique building with private 25m lap pool in a tranquil riverside environment.
4 BED 2 BATH 4 CAR +POOL
FOR SALE INSPECT Sat 3 â€“ 3:30pm or by appointment
SIMON CAULFIELD 0437 935 912 COURTNEY MAGUIRE 0401 031 668 PLC-OP0015_BN_A
48/30 O’Connell Street
Timelessly elegant yet unpretentious and comfortable, this absolute riverfront penthouse offers elevated inner city living. A quiet and peaceful location, with the perfect north-east aspect, the 424m2 floor plan spans over two generous levels. Wrapped by an equally generous 270 degree outdoor balcony, capturing stunning vistas of the Brisbane River, Gateway Bridge and sparkling city skyline. Soaring ceilings are accentuated through the multiple living spaces with four bedrooms, three bathrooms, study, three lock-up car garage and an abundance of storage complete this penthouse.
4 BED 3 BATH 3 CAR + TENNIS COURT + POOL
FOR SALE INSPECT Sat 11 – 11:30am or by appointment
SIMON CAULFIELD 0437 935 912 COURTNEY MAGUIRE 0401 031 668 PLC-OP0015_BN_B
47 Collings Street
Occupying a prestigious position in cosmopolitan Balmoral, 47 Collings hosts three residences of exceeding sophistication and unmatched size. This rare setting overlooks Haw thorne and Bulimba, placed to foster a peaceful, elevated existence. Comprising three bedrooms, two separate living areas, generous kitchen with butler’s pantry and seamless indoor/outdoor experience. 47 Collings Street is truly unique, with the Penthouse sold, settlement late 2019.
3 BED 3 BATH 2/3 CAR +2 LIVING +STUDY +WINE CELLAR
FOR SALE Offers from $1,950,000 INSPECT Sat 4 – 4:30pm or by appointment
SIMON CAULFIELD 0437 935 912 COURTNEY MAGUIRE 0401 031 668 PLC-OP0015_BN_C
501/24 Annie Street
With uninterrupted city and river views, this brand new residence is found within an exclusive new complex in a quiet Kangaroo Point location. Featuring stunning interiors and outstanding entertaining spaces all with house-like proportions, this home presents an executive lifestyle that is simply unmatched. Enjoy the best Brisbane has to offer, with the Holman Street ferry terminal only 150m away, ready to take you across the river to Eagle Street Pier and the popular Howard Smith Wharf precinct.
3 BED 2+ BATH 2 CAR
TENDER Closing Thu 6 Jun at 4pm INSPECT Sat 10:30 – 11am & Thu 5:30 – 6pm
SARAH HACKETT 0488 355 553 JASON CHAFFEY 0408 208 939 PLC-OP0015_BN_D
Impressive structure When David Pinter of Pinter Constructions was asked to describe the house he built at Newmarket, three words quickly came to mind – “practically bomb proof”. The impressive structure, which is dominated by wood and concrete, was finished mid-last year, and was built on a large block that was once home to a rundown worker’s cottage. “I remember walking into the old house which was this fibro, one-storey worker’s shack,” he says. “It had this big window that captured these amazing city views and that’s when I saw its real potential.” David engaged Base Architects to build the statement house, which he had intended to retain as his home. But work opportunities meant it wasn’t meant to be. The three-level house has five bedrooms including an oversized main retreat with his/her wardrobes, an ensuite with a freestanding bath and city views. The second level has been designed for entertaining, with the open-plan living and dining areas and kitchen opening out to a
huge outdoor living area and the pool. David says the back deck and barbecue area, which has a built-in bar fridge, had certainly been the “most used” part of the property. There is also a bedroom, a bedroom/ office and a bathroom located on the second level. Upstairs, there are three more bedrooms and the main retreat, a second living area, another bathroom and another outdoor entertaining area.
NEWMARKET 23 Yarradale St Land: 795sq m Inspect: By appointment Agent: Matt Lancashire, Ray White New Farm; ph: 3254 1022 or 0416 476 480 Auction: The Calile Hotel, 48 James St, Fortitude Valley, Tuesday (May 28), 6pm
Rural retreat awaits Perfectly positioned just 3.5km from Canungra and only 36km from the pristine beaches of Surfers Paradise, Oakland is the epitome of a rural retreat, according to listing agent Danny Bukowski. “A luxury family home, privacy, farreaching views and facilities in place to indulge your equestrian passion as well,” he says. “Taking advantage of the Air BnB trend, the owners have opened the doors of magnificent Oakland House and are now enjoying a very handy extra income.” The property encompasses 10.02ha with Canungra Creek winding around the front boundary and the property will be sold with the current 5ha irrigation licence. While the houses are elevated to maximise the Lamington Valley views, the fertile creek flats are fenced into horse paddocks with a couple of hillside paddocks offering protection for livestock during wet weather. The main house features five bedrooms, including four upstairs with built-in wardrobes, ceiling fans and French doors which open onto verandas. The main bedroom is completed by a bay window
seat, stylish ensuite and walk-in wardrobe. Additional interior details include Western Australian Jarrah floors and a main bathroom with spa, marble floor tiles, large shower and television point. The second residence includes a main bedroom with built-in wardrobes and an additional bedroom, along with an openplan kitchen, dining and living room. Outside, there is a covered entertaining area, two 22,000L rain water tanks, along with a five-bay shed with roller door.
CANUNGRA 48 Double Crossing Rd Land: 10.02ha Inspect: By appointment For sale: By expressions of interest closing June 14, 5pm Agent: Danny Bukowski, Raine & Horne Rural; ph: 5518 8010 or 0427 007 116
KANGAROO POINT 401/33 Ellis Street An Exclusive Residence ’The Cliffs’ is a boutique building conveniently located within 800 metres (approx.) of the South Bank restaurant and entertainment precinct and city ferry. The apartment has private lift access, integration between living area and main balcony as well as the convenience of the private built in and outdoor barbecue. Developed by the Aria Property Group, The Cliffs was Winner of the 2009 Queensland UDIA for excellence.
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175m2 (approx.) of living Panoramic river and city views Northern aspect Miele appliances Separate wine cellar Ducted air conditioning C-bus home automation Side by side parking with storage Pool, Gym & BBQ entertainment areas
Soren Andersen / Justin Smith
Auction: 8th June at 10am - on-site Open Homes: Sat 11-11:30am, 2-2:30pm & Thursday 5:30 - 6pm Kangaroo Point Real Estate 180 Main Street Kangaroo Point
0412 081 163 0438 143 691
BRISBANE CITY 1201/483 Adelaide Street Occupying the entire 12th floor with 256m2 of seamless living complete with
• Approx 256m2 of living space
breathtaking panoramic River and City views is the exclusive ’Macrossan
• Formal and Informal dining areas
Residences’. A prestigious example of both modern and classical living
• Master suite with dressing room and en-
come together to craft a truly unique home with a lift that will give you direct access to your floor. Fronted by an elegant composition of marble tiled floors and timber veneer, this apartment is the epitome of timeless style. Enjoy an
suite • King size 2nd and 3rd bedroom with built
Auction: 1st June 12:00pm on-site Open Homes: Saturday 10 - 10:30am Saturday 1 - 1:30pm
aesthetic and functional floor-plan within walking distance of the best
• Chef’s kitchen with miele appliances
restaurants in Eagle Street Pier and Howard Smith Wharves.
• Side by side parking plus storage
Kangaroo Point Real Estate 180 Main Street Kangaroo Point
• Complex includes pool, spa and sauna
Justin Smith / Soren Andersen
0438 143 691 0412 081 163
Riverfront luxury This stylish three-bedroom, two-level apartment offers luxury surroundings and stunning waterfront views. It’s set in the Dundrenan Residences complex along the Brisbane River, and is close to the Brisbane CBD, a park, and a ferry terminal. The main entrance to the residence leads into the lower level of the apartment and the main living space. This open-plan space in the apartment offers polished timber flooring, white walls and a soaring ceiling, while floor-to-ceiling glass draws in the riverfront vistas and natural light. Glass doors from the lounge area open to a wide, partially-covered terrace oriented towards the water, with plenty of space for entertaining. Back inside the apartment and overlooking the dining area is the modern kitchen, which boasts granite benchtops, a breakfast bar, and a butler’s pantry. Completing the floor is a powder room and internal access to a double garage with built-in storage space. On the upper level of the residence, the main bedroom is an enviable space
featuring glass doors to a private riverfront balcony, as well as a walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite with a stand-alone bathtub and a double shower. The two other bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and share an ensuite, while the floor boasts glass doors to a third large balcony. Residents of the Dundrenan Residences complex have access to a range of resortstyle facilities such as a pool, gymnasium and live-in on-site management.
KANGAROO POINT 3/76 Thorn St Unit: 481sq m Inspect: By appointment Agent: Justin Smith, Kangaroo Point Real Estate; ph: 3320 1000 or 0438 143 691 For sale: By negotiation
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‘CLAREMONT’ 1857 SANDSTONE VILLA - 1A MILFORD STREET, IPSWICH
JUNE FRANK Principal
Sale Set atop 1 acre of mature gardens overlooking the Bremer River this rare sandstone Georgian style, U shaped masterpiece $1,800,000 is offered for sale. Meticulously restored preserving the intrinsic heritage value whilst providing amenities for today’s lifestyle. Features: Contact June Frank 0423 426 942 • 9 fireplaces • 6 bedrooms • 3 bathrooms • Formal lounge • Formal dining • Office / meeting room View • Billiards room • Separate kitchen • Cellar Saturday & Sunday 10.00 - 11.00am • Inground pool • 30 panel solar • Cedar joinery throughout • 4 car accommodation • Fully self contained unit For more information www.realestate.com.au/property-house-qld-ipswich-131011562
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Limited time to personalise from a range of exclusive interior designer colour schemes Enjoy uninterrupted views of Fehlberg Park from your bedroom, living and dining spaces Open plan gourmet kitchen with European appliances and stone benchtops Master complete with ensuite, balcony access and built in wardrobes Zoned & ducted climate control with additional ceiling fans throughout Separate laundry with a range of storage solutions available Water, gas and electricity connections on balcony Secure carpark with CCTV surveillance and swipe only access Pet friendly with parkland access Where luxury meets sustainability - the only EnviroDevelopment in Yeronga!
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KANGAROO POINT 109/8 Goodwin St Unit: 419sq m Inspect: By appointment
Views incorporating the Story and Gateway bridges, Brisbane CBD, New Farm and the Brisbane River can be seen from almost every room of this luxury penthouse apartment. The three-bedroom residence sits within the Macleay Towers and Villas building, and has a generous 419sq m single-level floorplan with quality fittings and finishes.
Agent: Phil Waight, Ray White Paddington; ph: 3511 4135 or 0411 124 364 For sale: By expressions of interest closing May 31, 3pm
The living hub has an open-plan design with floor-to-ceiling glass to draw in the views and natural light. Glass doors from the lounge area and also the dining space open to two separate balconies.
ON SITE SATURDAY 15 JUNE, 8:45AM
UNLIKE NO OTHER… IN A CLASS OF ITS OWN! A 50-acre parcel of land, boasting rich fertile soil, unlimited water supply, extensive infrastructure, and a meticulously restored gracious homestead, perfectly positioned on top of the ridge showcasing some of the most magnificent views of the Glass House Mountains. • Separate two bedroom living quarters • 3400sqm. steel shed area with power and water • 50 Amps of 3-phase underground power • Current permit for 18-acre subdivision
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• Gazetted road throughout property
3 brm, 2bth + media/home office Open plan, modern living 2 car parks + additional storage Stunningly appointed finishes, Quiet street, surrounded by established homes Close to buses, trains, Citycat and great shopping, dining
Now under construction. Completion due August 2019.
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Tuscan style on offer An outdoor sanctuary complete with covered pavilion, terraces and an inground pool is just one of the highlights of this Tuscan-style property. Set over two levels, the five-bedroom house is modern and elegant, with quality finishes such as parquetry flooring and sleek granite all part of its appeal. The facade features a dark and neutral colour palette, and there are established gardens as well as the outdoor entertainment spaces, while double timber doors provide entry into the lower of two levels. Inside, the foyer showcases a sweeping staircase and parquetry floors, and to the right is a sunken living room. This space has a double-sized fireplace with stone features, and glass doors opening to the front terrace, pool and entertaining pavilion. Back inside the property and with stainless-steel appliances, black granite benchtops and an island breakfast bar, the renovated kitchen blends stylishly with its surroundings, while the nearby dining room has a glass atrium with views of a water feature.
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Rural Brisbane 07 5518 8010 View By appointment Exp. of Interest Closes Friday, 14 June 2019
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CLAYFIELD 32 Enderley Ave Land: 621sq m Inspect: By appointment Agent: Patrick McKinnon, Place Ascot; ph: 3107 6888 or 0431 430 760 Auction: On site, June 8, 10am
‘Oakland’ 48 Double Crossing Road, CANUNGRA Taking advantage of the Air BnB trend, the owners have opened the doors of magnificent ‘Oakland House’ & are now enjoying a very handy extra income. Placed high on a hill with Lamington valley views, the picturesque rural setting & modern appointments of ‘Oakland House’ is proving very popular, attracting a premium nightly rate. • 10.02ha with a 2km frontage to Canungra Creek; located just 3.5km from Canungra & 36km to Surfers Paradise • ‘Oakland House’ - 5 bedrooms (master with ensuite & WIR), north - east facing deck with bifold doors & servery • Private lounge/rec room; formal dining; 12.5ft ceilings; West. Australian Jarrah floors; double garage • Very comfortable 2nd residence; 5 bay shed; 9 horse paddocks; 40m round yard; 2 stables; 5ha irrigation licence
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CROSSWORD ANSWERS. CRYPTIC: Across: 1 Trough, 4 Hands out, 9 Offset, 10 Disarmed, 12 On points, 13 Corral, 15 Exit, 16 Behindhand, 19 Bags of time, 20 Rain, 23 Uncoil, 25 Situated, 27 Computer, 28 Reveal, 29 Relieved, 30 Hardly. Down: 1 Twosome, 2 Offspring, 3 Gaelic, 5 Axis, 6 Diamonds, 7 Ormer, 8 Toddled, 11 Streets, 14 Air mail, 17 Apartheid, 18 Solitude, 19 Bouncer, 21 No delay, 22 Eureka, 24 Camel, 26 Mete QUICK: Across: 1 Catnap, 4 To and fro, 9 Leaden, 10 Surmount, 12 Overseas, 13 Pledge, 15 Spry, 16 Impresario, 19 Free-for-all, 20 Firm, 23 Number, 25 Incident, 27 Airliner, 28 Strain, 29 Diligent, 30 Cringe. Down: 1 Callous, 2 To a degree, 3 Averse, 5 Onus, 6 Nameless, 7 Found, 8 On the go, 11 Earmark, 14 Prolong, 17 Raise Cain, 18 Offering, 19 Finland, 21 Matinee, 22 Bitter, 24 Moral, 26 Lean. V1 - BNSE01Z01MA
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