Dreamworld founder sells glamorous Queensland retreat

first_imgJohn Longhurst put the home on the market in January last year. There is a lift in the three storey home too.The grounds were so extensive that the property has its own rainforest and waterfalls, dams, a horse facility and a caretaker’s cottage, according to listing information by Lucy Cole Prestige Property. The fully kitted out home cinema.Mr Longhurst told The Gold Coast Bulletin that he had considered building a “Dreamworld-style steam train” on the site. “I did make a bit of a track around and bulldozed a bit of dirt where I was going to put it because I love steam trains, but I didn’t end up building it.” The home has stunning views, including looking out of one of its five bathrooms.The home has everything you’d expect from the property of a Queensland richlister, including five guest suites, a home cinema, elevator and a panic room. The home has stunning views of the Gold Coast.Real estate agent Nick Zhang of Amir-Mian Prestige Property Agents confirmed the property had settled a week ago to a Chinese buyer who did not wish to comment. Mr Longhurst spent about $5m upgrading the property.The 85-year-old Mr Longhurst told News Corp when the home first hit the market that he had “pulled the place apart” to make it “pretty magnificent”.“I built it so my kids could go up there and enjoy it, but no one lives there, I haven’t lived there at all besides visiting on a weekend and taking my dogs for a run.”center_img More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours agoNo expense was spared making the home ready for his family.He had bought the property off former Gold Coast councillor Eddy Sarroff for $2.3m in 2010, and spent a further $5m upgrading it to the designer 926sq m home it is now. The home is an A-frame shape and has one of Mr Longhurst’s favourite features — an antler chandelier.Mr Longhurst is believed to have agreed to a “huge price reduction” and was prepared to look at offers over $5.5m in February last year after the property failed to sell by tender. John Longhurst’s Tamborine Mountain retreat settled last week for an undisclosed sum.It had been on the market for a year when it sold in February for an undisclosed sum. DREAMWORLD founder John Longhurst has sold the 15-car space hinterland retreat he spent $7.3 million on but never lived in.The 7.11 hectare Tamborine Mountain estate, designed as a holiday home for his children and to house his vintage car collection, has its own panic room and personal rainforest complete with waterfalls. last_img read more

Chris Brown pleads guilty to assault in Washington

first_imgWASHINGTON — Chris Brown pleaded guilty on Tuesday to punching a man in the face outside a Washington hotel, an assault that occurred while the singer was on probation for attacking his then-girlfriend Rihanna.Brown pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and was sentenced to time served. He spent two days in a District of Columbia jail in the case, one that further tarnished the image of the Grammy-winning singer.Brown, 25, admitted that he hit a man who tried to get in a picture the singer was taking with two women outside the W hotel a few blocks from the White House last October. The victim, Parker Adams, suffered a broken nose.At the time of the arrest, Brown was on probation in a felony assault case for attacking pop star Rihanna hours before the 2009 Grammy awards. The arrest led a judge in California to revoke his probation, and he was ordered in May to serve an additional 131 days in jail. He was released in June.Brown’s attorney, Danny Onorato, argued that Brown had already suffered extensive consequences from the Washington case, noting the additional jail time in California and the four months he spent receiving inpatient counseling. He said that Brown’s career has been on hold for nearly a year and that he wanted to take responsibility for his actions so he could go back to work, including a tour in support of a new album.last_img read more