John Longhurst’s home at 105 Wongawallan Rd, Tamborine Mountain has sold.THE founder of Dreamworld, John Longhurst, has sold his sprawling Tamborine Mountain mansion for a multi-million dollar figure.The 85-year-old developer has owned the property since 2010, after purchasing it from former Broadbeach Councillor Eddy Sarroff for $2.3 million.Presitge Property Agents principal Amir Mian and agent Nick Zhang negotiated the sale but would not disclose the purchase price. 105 Wongawallan Rd, Tamborine Mountain.The kitchen has Quartstone benchtops, Miele appliances and a butlers pantry, while the home theatre has leather recliner seating for eight.There is an open plan room on the top floor that features a kitchen, walk-through robe, ensuites bathroom and sliding glass doors. 105 Wongawallan Rd, Tamborine Mountain.The three-storey five-bedroom, four-bathroom home at 105 Wongawallan Rd had been on and off the market for more than a year through different agencies.Mr Longhurst spent about $5 million redeveloping the property but has never permanently lived in the hilltop residence.Inside, it is influenced by American architecture, complete with a chandelier made of elk antlers. 105 Wongawallan Rd, Tamborine Mountain.John Longhurst is one of the Gold Coast’s most successful businessmen.In 1989, he sold Dreamworld for $180 million and sold his remaining share of the Logan Hyperdome to Queensland Investment Corporation for $350 million in 2013.In 2012, he was inducted into the Gold Coast Business Awards Hall of Fame. 105 Wongawallan Rd, Tamborine Mountain.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North11 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoOutside, the home has a distinctive A-frame shape, with a protruding rectangular section housing the master bedroom, a walk-in dressing room and an ensuite with a spa set in a marble podium.Set on 7.1ha, the property has two dams and underground rainwater tanks.There is also a stainless steel elevator to all levels of the home.A self-contained guest or housekeeper’s suite is located on the north side of the house, which overlooks a manicured garden.
As a follow-up to yesterday, I was thinking about all the TV and radio shows where sport authorities talk about current athletic teams and/or players. Just as those sports personalities from yesterday’s blog were suspended, most call-in shows on radio tend to criticizeplayers and teams rather than talk about the positives. An example is Tracy Jones on WLW Radio. His show elicits callers who want everyone traded, released, or run out of town. In my opinion, he seldom disagrees with them.There are several programs on ESPN that do the same thing. They usually are hosted by ex-pro athletes who may or may not have been top players in their sports. They now consider themselves experts in the field as they criticize the coaches and players in today’s sports world. I personally avoid watching or listening to these shows. They accomplish nothing and aren’t always right (again, in my opinion). That is why I try to stay positive on Coaches Corner.
Liverpool have made the trip to face Villarreal in the first-leg of their semi-final clash.And Shaktar Donetsk will host another Spanish side, Sevilla in the Ukraine.Both matches will kick-off at five-past eight. The home side produced a trademark defensive performance after snatching an early lead through midfielder Saul Niguez.The result gives Madrid a slender advantage to take with them to Munich next week.Later tonight, the semi-finals begin in the Europa League.