Sanc­tu­ary is per­fect for food­ies

The Courier-Mail - Property - - MARKET WRAP - ALEX TIL­BURY

FOOD­IES might like to add 123 Thomp­son Rd, Du­long, to their real es­tate wish­lists.

In ad­di­tion to two mod­ern houses and sweep­ing views to the Sun­shine Coast, this 10ha hin­ter­land prop­erty has some se­ri­ous food cred go­ing on, namely ex­ten­sive food gar­dens and an out­door kitchen that has hosted many a su­per­star chef.

The gar­dens were de­signed for back­yard for­ag­ing and culi­nary in­spi­ra­tion, with more than 150 fruit trees of­fer­ing ev­ery­thing from tea, cof­fee and carob to macadamias, cit­rus va­ri­eties, guava, lon­gan and lo­quat.

Herb gar­dens al­low for some aro­matic pick­ings on the way back to the kitchen from col­lect­ing the chook eggs.

Bris­bane restau­ra­teur Martin Dun­can, who has Freestyle Tout at Em­po­rium, is sell­ing the prop­erty, de­vel­oped six years ago as Freestyle Es­cape, where the fully equipped out­door kitchen has been the site of many a mem­o­rable cook­ing class by chefs such as Adri­ano Zumbo, Jac­ques Rey­mond, Bruno Lou­bet and Matt Wilkin­son.

Agent Grant Smith from Cen­tury 21 said the prop­erty of­fered the op­tion of liv­ing in one of the houses while rent­ing out the other.

In­cluded are two houses – one a three-bed­room prop­erty with a pool, the other a onebe­d­room – both with strik­ing views to the coast, a rus­tic art stu­dio, and the out­door kitchen with din­ing area and col­d­room. just 15 min­utes from Maple­ton, it’s listed for $1.499 mil­lion.

And how good was Ray White auc­tion­eer Haes­ley Cush at the live auc­tion on B105 at Ipswich the other morn­ing?

After the dire scenes on The Block Glasshouse, where his sis­ter-in-law Car­lene Duffy and hus­band Michael scraped home with $10,000 after four months on the Chan­nel 9 re­al­ity TV show, it was good to see The Cof­fee Club tsar John Lazarou cough up $4500 for a “pimped up” cub­by­house for the Molly’s Fund char­ity.

Life is get­ting back to nor­mal for the nicest cou­ple ever to have been on re­al­ity TV. Their new business is called Cedar and Suede, a de­sign and con­struct company.

It’s a foodie’s heaven for sale at 123 Thomp­son Rd, Du­long (above), where the Freestyle Es­cape kitchen has hosted many a celebrity chef for cook­ing classes among the for­est of fruit trees and herb gar­dens. Be­low: Michael and Car­lene Duffy with Haes­ley...

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