Opulent riverside estate with private forest for sale in Brisbane

first_img36 Needham St, Fig Tree PocketSITTING along a stretch of the Brisbane River with 132m of direct water frontage, Rivergum Retreat boasts a prime position, surrounded by established gardens including a 200-year-old Moreton Bay Fig and private rainforest.The home at 36 Needham Street, Fig Tree Pocket, has seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms and seven car spaces. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours ago36 Needham St, Fig Tree PocketOn entry to the residence through a porte cochere, the lower level is split into two wings with a staircase to the upper level between them. A breezeway in the right wing leads to the gym and a study, both with access to separate patio spaces, along with a bedroom, powder room, cloak room and a formal lounge.The left wing, accentuated by a water feature near the staircase, contains the house’s main living hub. Here, a modern kitchen equipped with the finest of materials and appliances is flanked by sitting and family rooms. A meals room, the games room and a bathroom adjoin the family room, with these areas opening to the larger of the rear patio spaces. This section of the outdoor area contains the teppanyaki bar and steps leading down to the pool. 36 Needham St, Fig Tree PocketLuxuriously appointed, the residence has six bedrooms with ensuites, a climate-controlled wine cellar, fully equipped gym, games room with bar, three studies, a 12-seater cinema and self-contained guest quarters.Spread across 1.21ha, the estate also includes a heated pool with an outdoor teppanyaki bar, a championship sized tennis court and water sports facilities. 36 Needham St, Fig Tree PocketOther features of Rivergum Retreat include C-Bus, SONOS and Crestron systems that control lighting, temperature, blinds, irrigation and security.Ray White New Farm agent Matt Lancashire said the upside to considering this estate wasn’t the site itself but the potential it presented for development.“This incredibly located property sits on a valuable and rare allotment of riverfront land which could hold endless future potential for subdivision, subject to council approval,” Mr Lancashire said. Inspections are by appointment with the property set to go to auction at noon on August 5. 36 Needham St, Fig Tree PocketA dining room, laundry with drying courtyard and two powder rooms are also in the house’s left wing, along with access to three double garages, a single garage and a workshop and storage space.Upstairs, five bedrooms are spread across the level. Two bedrooms, including the main, are in the right wing. As well as its ensuite with a corner spa, the main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and patio. A study is also to this side of the house.The left wing houses the remaining bedrooms, all of which open to various patios. All bedrooms have walk-in wardrobes, while completing the wing are a study, powder room, TV room and the cinema with a nearby bathroom. last_img read more

Chris Paul calls two-game road trip a ‘big test’ for Clippers

first_imgCLIPPERS vs. DALLASTipoff: 5:30 p.m., Friday, American Airlines Center, DallasTV/Radio: Prime/980-AM, 1330-AMUpdate: After playing a near-perfect second half to beat Charlotte, the Clippers head to Texas for a two-game, two-night trip against Southwest Division opponents. It’s the first time the Clippers (22-12) have seen Dallas (19-13) this season, then it’s on to San Antonio to face the Spurs (25-7) on Saturday. … “It’s going to be tough. I was in that division for six years (with New Orleans), so I know what it’s like — San Antonio, Dallas, Houston — it’s always tough,” Clippers guard Chris Paul said. “But that’s why we’re in this business, because we love to compete and it’s always fun to go on the road because everybody’s against you. It’s going to be a big test for us. We’ve got to find a way to get more victories, not only compete, but win.” … If they bring the offensive execution they displayed Wednesday, they’ll be fine. They made sure the ball saw both sides of the floor on the attack and the spacing it created led to easy baskets. Blake Griffin came through from the outside, made 14 of 20 shots and scored 31 points. … Reserve guard Darren Collison complemented Paul (17 points, 14 assists) perfectly. In 16 minutes, Collison was 3 of 3 from the field for eight points, had five assists, five steals and three rebounds. … Forward Jared Dudley had his best overall game in two weeks with 20 points, six 3-pointers and five assists. “We’re tough to beat when he’s playing like that,” guard Jamal Crawford said. … Dirk Nowitzki leads the Mavericks in scoring (20.9) and guard Monta Ellis is averaging 20.4 points, but they are one of the more balanced teams in the league with six players averaging in double figures. Ellis had 23 as the Mavs topped Washington, 87-78, to cap a 3-0 road trip. Dallas is 11-4 at home and is eighth in the Western Conference standings. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more