Sanctuary is perfect for foodies
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...