Could this be your own resort in the suburbs?

first_imgDid someone say Bali?A HOUSE with a pool that could rival the lagoon at Southbank was Queensland’s most drooled over property this week.And it is easy to see why. Even the llamas appear to be smiling.Located at 135 Highwood Road at The Gap, the five bedroom Colonial-style house was built by its current owners, who bought the sprawling 4.2 hectare block neighbouring the Brisbane State Forest back in 2003.MORE NEWS: The $300,000 suburbs on the verge of extinctionMORE NEWS: Million dollar Queenslander rescueThe lagoon-style pool is impressiveIt even has its own swim-up barThe house itself has featured in numerous design magazines, and spans two levels.But it is outside that it smacks of the Bali feels.There is a 150,000L resort-style, saltwater, lagoon pool complete with its own swim-up bar, and a Balinese hut for chillaxing, all framed by palms and native flora.There is also a full-sized, floodlight-lit tennis court for smacking around a few balls between mai tais.The tennis courtBack inside the house, the lower level is home to three bedrooms, a media room, rumpus, craft room and a laundry.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoThere is also a huge garage and plenty of storage.Upstairs, there is a study, a guest room and a huge master bedroom with a walk-thru wardrobe, an ensuite that features a large, glass-walled dual shower, claw foot bath, toilet and double-sink and access to the deck.Here are some happy llamas at the propertyAlso on this floor is the open plan living spaces which feature striking timber work, arches, period ceiling lights, classic wall switches and more.That wardrobe would make anyone happyThe country-style kitchen has Colonial cabinetry quartz benchtops and fixtures, complete with a butler’s pantry and sought-after.A formal lounge-dining room, and casual dining and family areas adjoin the kitchen. Other features include an additional two-car garage or shed, private and secure entrance gates with remote control, two huge water tanks, a VacuMaid ducted vacuum system and a Geochron World Clock in the kitchen.It is listed with Harcourts Solutions The Gap.last_img read more

Westport Winery Installs “Rapture of the Deep” Sculpture from Opal Art…

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Westport WineryWestport Winery’s latest sculpture commemorating their platinum medal winning wine, Rapture of the Deep, is now on display. Johnny and Darlene Camp of Opal Art Glass in Cosmopolis, Washington, installed their latest contribution for the winery’s public, outdoor sculpture display the first week of March. This illuminated blown-glass creation resembling a giant blue jellyfish hangs under a black gazebo adjacent to the winery’s exotic Color Wheel Garden.The Opal Art Glass team has previously designed and built three other sculptures at the winery. The first was for Surfer with 70 arcing glass tubes that form a breaking wave, the next was Shelter From The Storm with a series of undulating glass umbrellas, and the last was Float with over 200 glass floats in a spherical metal frame. According to winery co-owner, Kim Roberts, “Working with Opal Art Glass is one of our favorite collaborations. Johnny and Darlene also produce our unique wine bottles designed to look like Japanese fishing floats. We’ve had a great time working together and have become good friends.”The winery crafts 33 different wines and three hard ciders. They have commissioned local artists to honor each wine with a sculpture on their 66-acre grounds. In addition, they have sculptures in each of their seven destination gardens along with a central figure in their lavender labyrinth. The sculpture garden is open daily, there is no charge to experience this art display, and all ages are welcome. The winery even offers complimentary umbrellas for guests who wish to stroll the gardens on rainy days. Guests are welcome to have their canine companions accompany them in touring the gardens on leash or they can enjoy the winery’s off-leash dog park as well.A portion of the proceeds of each of Westport’s wines benefit different local charitable organizations. Rapture of the Deep benefits Aberdeen’s Driftwood Theater.last_img read more