Tropical labour of love hits market

first_imgA tropical paradise. Picture: SuppliedHe was marketing the home at 5 Lawson Street, Midge Point as “the ultimate in exclusivity”.“After more than three decades of planning and fulfilling a dream, the owners are about to retire in Sweden and must acquire a sale.” The property has a swimming pool too. Picture: SuppliedHis wife Ingemar said “Paul Deering came highly recommended and he was an excellent choice for us and Villa Simar”.“This has been a really long project. Over the years, continued improvements and plantings have been commissioned as we worked closely with Paul to create the most sustainable, beautiful surrounds that we could.” They even built a bridge on the property. Picture: SuppliedThe 700 sqm home has five bedrooms and three bathrooms with green marble in the kitchen, five-metre high ceilings, and a panorama room that overlooks the substantial investment they made into the gardens. It has soaring five metre high ceilings. Picture: Supplied Landscape designer Paul Deering helped lay out the gardens 22 years ago. Picture: Supplied The home was sprawled over 700 sqm. Picture: Supplied Loads of outdoor space. Picture: SuppliedThe couple had roped in the help of landscape designer Paul Deering 22 years ago for the greenery, fountains, ponds and waterfall.“Everything was carefully chosen to showcase the surrounding nature,” according to Sigrid Eriksson.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours ago Many architectural plants were incorporated into the design. Picture: Supplied“The gardens and home were designed sensitively to be sustainable and to complement the beauty of the natural surroundings, with the entire property powered by solar energy.”The gardens include a pergola, bridges and a gazebo with the design created around being “as beautiful as possible and easy to maintain” Mr Eriksson said. Classic and tranquil. Picture: Supplied Not a bad spot for a firepit. Picture: Supplied FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK A fan on the veranda even. Picture: Supplied“It’s the perfect lifestyle property. With a semitropical climate, it is close to the coast and all amenities, yet it is wonderfully private.”Agent Rob Taylor of Taylors Property Specialists Cannonvale has the home marketed for expressions of interest closing November 12.“They are the most beautiful people and what they have created there is just a beautiful labour of love. You just sit there in awe. It’s a beautiful home.”He said it would be an amazing wedding venue. The ultimate in exclusivity, Villa Simar was created for those that enjoy their privacy but still love to entertain. Picture: Supplied One of the most stunning kitchens to come on the market this year. Picture: SuppliedA 22-YEAR labour of love close to the Whitsundays has hit the market and it comes with its own helicopter pad, fountains and waterfall. Swedish couple Ingemar and Sigrid Eriksson were on a month-long Queensland holiday when they got more than they bargained for after falling in love with the tropics.They built a two-storey resort-style home after buying five acres of land, creating Villa Simar — a sumptuous escape with all you could ask of a tropical sanctuary. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51last_img read more

Marvin B. Herbert, 75

first_img?????????????????????????Marvin B. Herbert, 75, Greensburg, passed away on Friday, March 31, 2017 at the St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis. Born, July 19, 1941 in Greensburg, Indiana, he was the son of Bernard J. and Bertha B. (Young) Herbert.  Marvin graduated from Greensburg High School in 1961.  He farmed and worked for 18 years at BCA.  After he left BCA he became a full time farmer.  He had also served in the National Guard.  He was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He was married to Nancy Koester on January 17, 1970 and she survives. He is also survived by one son, Steve Herbert and his fiancé, Michelle Gindling; four grandchildren, Hannah, Hayden, Halle, and Hudson Herbert. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Merle & Delmar Herbert; two sisters, Evelyn Roszell and Mary Ann Herbert. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4 to 7:00 p.m. at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg.  The family will also receive friends from 9:00 a.m. until the funeral mass at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg with Rev. John Meyer officiating. Interment will be held in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, with Marvin’s love of animals and farming, we would like a donation in his memory be made to either “The Decatur County Animal Shelter” or to the local “(FFA) Future Farmers of America”. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Senate backs border-fence construction, citizenship for illegal immigrants

first_imgWASHINGTON – The Senate agreed to give millions of illegal immigrants a shot at U.S. citizenship and backed construction of 370 miles of triple-layer fencing along the Mexican border Wednesday, but prospects for legislation clearing Congress were clouded by a withering attack against President George W. Bush by a prominent House Republican. “Regardless of what the president says, what he is proposing is amnesty,” said Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., the lawmaker who would lead House negotiators in any attempt to draft a compromise bill. The blast by Sensenbrenner, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, came on the day the White House dispatched top presidential aide Karl Rove to ease the concerns of rebellious House Republicans, and also coincided with a clash among GOP senators on the Senate floor. “This is not amnesty, so let’s get the terms right,” Sen. Chuck Hagel of Nebraska lectured fellow Republicans who condemned the bill. “Come on. Let’s stop the nonsense.” “If a governor truly did not want this mission performed in their state, then the option is there for the president and the secretary of defense to federalize the Guard. And then the mission would be conducted, and then it would be without the control of the governor,” he said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals“It sort of reminds me of the famous line, `Methinks thou dost protest too much,”‘ responded Sen. David Vitter, R-La. Rhetoric aside, the votes on the Senate floor gave fresh momentum to legislation that closely follows Bush’s call for a broad bill. The measure includes steps to secure the borders, the citizenship-related provisions for illegal immigrants and a new guest-worker program for as many as 200,000 people a year. Senate passage appears likely next week. The political wheels turned as demonstrators massed within sight of the Capitol demanding greater rights for immigrants, the latest evidence of rising passions in connection with efforts to write the most significant overhaul of immigration law in two decades. With the administration eager to emphasize its commitment to border security, officials continued to flesh out details of Bush’s Monday night announcement that he would send up to 6,000 National Guard troops to states along the Mexican border. Lt. Gen. Steven Blum, chief of the National Guard Bureau, raised the possibility that Guard members could be sent over the objections of a state’s governor. last_img

Indian-American Lawyer Preet Bharara Fired After Refusing To Quit

first_imgPreet Bharara said he was fired after refusing to submit a letter of resignation as part of an ouster of the remaining U.S. attorneys who were holdovers from the Obama administration. Related Itemslast_img