28 Sep

Spa grotto adds glitz to family home

first_imgThe fire pit and pizza oven area overlooks the swimming pool. Picture: supplied.The master suite includes a walk-through wardrobe and an ensuite featuring double basins and a double shower with four shower heads. The remaining bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and there is a media room, children’s retreat, family bathroom and laundry.The property comes with a 16x10m shed with power and plumbing, raised veggie gardens, fruit trees, a chicken coop and a children’s playground. The home is on the market for offers on the $900,000s through Mary-Jane Matthews of Ray White Burpengary. FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK The home at 9 Farry Road, Burpengary East, features open-plan living flowing out to the rear entertaining areas. Picture: supplied.“We think it’s the focal point of the home. It’s where we love to unwind and the children still haven’t lost interest in it,” Mrs Robertson said. The couple were inspired to install the showstopper pool after seeing a post on social media. “We went to school with the guy who does the rockscapes and we saw one of his designs pop up on Facebook,” Mrs Robertson said. “We got him and his dad out to see what they could do — he runs Structural Rockscapes and his dad runs Gumnut Pools Noosa.” Shabby beach shack draws in mega bucks The spa cave (right) was created in the custom pool area which includes tropical landscaping, rockscapes and a beach entry.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019The father-son duo created a magnesium pool with 12m long beach entry and an eight-seater spa inside a rock cave with waterfall. “Both kids and adults absolutely love it,” Mrs Robertson said. “It was the best thing we ever did. We’ve had some huge parties here and everyone is in it.”The pool area includes tropical landscaping and a gazebo, and there is a fire pit area with pizza oven and a covered patio overlooking the pool. Inside, the home has an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area opening to the patio. The kitchen has a butler’s pantry, stone benchtops and stainless steel appliances. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 The spa cave comes with its own waterfall. Picture: supplied.An acreage home with a spa cave reminiscent of the Playboy Mansion’s famous grotto, though a lot more family-friendly, has hit the market to the north of Brisbane. Owners Shannon and Blake Robertson built a spacious four-bedroom home on their 3,300sq m block at 9 Farry Rd, Burpengary East with their two children and pet dogs in mind. But the swimming pool with beach entry and spa grotto ended up being the highlight of the property. Living a life of luxury in a unit MORE: Tennis ace the new Thor neighbourlast_img read more

26 Sep

Ronaldinho marks 40th birthday with ‘massive BBQ’ in prison

first_img Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?The Best Cars Of All Time10 Stargazing Locations To ‘Connect With Nature’6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesBest Car Manufacturers In The World He wished him the best for future, while admitting he “can’t imagine what you’re going through”.Eto’o said: “Happy birthday my brother.“Hello brother, I have no words, brother. I don’t even know what to say, we are talking to see how we can encourage you.“You are my brother, my friend. I can’t imagine what you’re going through. I can only ask you to have strength and to pray a lot.“I hope that all this can be solved soon, because you were frankly a good person and a good friend. From here, the black loves you very much and you can count on me for everything you need.“What I can do, I will do. And if I can’t do it, I’ll ask a friend for the favour.”Ronaldinho is spending his 40th alone in jail, a stark contrast to the lavish bashes he held in the past.For his 26th, he partied in a Barcelona nightclub until 6am.Read Also: COVID-19: Ronaldo teaches his children how to properly wash their handsHis 32nd, which lasted five days and cost tens of thousands of pounds, took place at a luxury hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.Pele sent a greeting after last year’s bash saying: “Whenever I see Ronaldinho he always has a smile. Happy birthday my friend.”Now, those messages have been replaced with accounts from friends who speak only of how “sad” he is.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 He has been told he faces spending six months behind bars.But he received some good news in the form of Instagram messages from his fellow 2002 World Cup winners.Ronaldo Nazario, 43, posted a photo of himself with Ronaldinho and the caption: “Congratulations Xará (mate)! May you overcome this difficult stage of your life with the same joy as always!”Carlos, 46, posted a photo of them playing in a game together, doing keepy-ups and hugging.He wrote in his message: “Best wishes friend Ronaldinho 40 years old, happy birthday my friend.”Ronaldinho’s former Barcelona team-mate Samuel Eto’o also reached out in an Instagram video as the photo of the jail-bound star tucking into his food went viral online. The Samba star is enjoying his landmark birthday in a Paraguayan prison after allegedly using a fake passport to enter the South American country.center_img Loading… Ronaldinho marked his 40th with a huge BBQ in jail – after receiving birthday messages from fellow Brazil icons Ronaldo and Roberto Carlos.Advertisementlast_img read more

21 Sep

Michu in Swans frame

first_img Ahead of the clash Garry Monk said he does not care that Ronald Koeman’s agent has been touting his client for the Swansea job. Koeman’s agent Guido Albers told the BBC that the former Holland defender is interested in moving to the Barclays Premier League when his contract expires with Feyenoord in the summer. Albers said Koeman was “willing” to move to the Liberty Stadium as Swansea are a “fantastic club with a lot of potential.” Monk was appointed as Swansea boss “for the foreseeable future” following the sacking of Michael Laudrup. Swansea are just four points from safety after failing to win any of their last six games, but Monk is not concerned by the comments coming from Koeman’s camp. “I don’t care – it doesn’t affect me,” the Swansea manager told a press conference. “This is the business we are in. “Players and managers will always be linked with other clubs, but I can’t worry about that. “Names will always be linked when a manager changes, and I guess this shows that everyone wants to work in the Premier League. It’s the most exciting league in the world so I don’t blame people for trying to get linked with certain jobs. Midfielder Jonjo Shelvey and defender Kyle Bartley (both hamstring) are out but goalkeeper Michel Vorm has been cleared to play after overcoming illness. The Swans will test midfielder Pablo Hernandez (hamstring). “But I just have to focus on what I am doing, and that always means the next game.” West Brom will be without several players. Steven Reid (knee), Claudio Yacob (hamstring) and captain Chris Brunt (knee) will all be absent. Diego Lugano was already sidelined with a similar problem – he faces three to four weeks out – and Billy Jones (hamstring) is not yet ready to return. Striker Nicolas Anelka begins his five-match suspension after both he and the Football Association declined to appeal against the sanction imposed over his ‘quenelle’ goal celebration against West Ham. West Brom head coach Pepe Mel is sure Albion can secure at least four victories from their remaining 10 Barclays Premier League matches this season – but for now is focused solely on Saturday’s trip to Swansea. If the relegation-threatened Baggies do register a quartet of wins between now and the end of the term, it will double the amount for their entire top-flight campaign to date. With the club having triumphed only once in their last 18 league fixtures and not at all since Mel, who they have now played under seven times, was appointed as boss in January, it appears an unlikely prospect, but the Spaniard has made it clear he has confidence in his players. That he has also stressed he is not really looking beyond what he regards as a ‘must-win’ game on Saturday is perhaps of little surprise, given reports have suggested his job is already under threat. Mel himself has admitted he does not know what will happen to him if West Brom fail to beat Swansea. And the 51-year-old said: “It is possible to win four more games – and, indeed, win more than that. “But we just have to think about the next game and winning that one. “I’m not thinking about there being 10 games, I’m just thinking about there being one game. “We must take each game as it comes and always be thinking about the next one.” Press Association Striker Michu could make his comeback from a three-month ankle injury lay-off for Swansea when they host West Brom. last_img read more