Dreamworld creator sells his Tamborine Mountain mansion

first_imgJohn 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.last_img read more


Women’s hockey: Badgers fall short but leave impressive legacy

first_imgEven though the season came to a bitter end, the University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team still has so much to be proud of.For starters, the Badgers managed to edge out their rivals, 2016 NCAA champions, the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities for the USCHO.com No. 1 pre-season ranking. Even though Wisconsin fell to Minnesota during the semifinal round of the 2016 NCAA Frozen Four tournament, it was the Badgers’ impressive talent and intense work ethic that made USCHO.com choose them over the Gophers.One of the key reasons behind this ranking was Wisconsin’s senior goaltender Ann-Renée Desbiens, who had managed to earn an impressive 21 shutouts during the 2015-16 season. Along with an impressive number of shutouts, Desbiens also held an NCAA record for save percentage (.960) and goals-against average (.76) for the season.Women’s hockey: Badgers bring home WCHA title for third year in a rowFor the third year in a row, the University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team is WCHA postseason champion. The Badgers (31-2-4-0, Read…Desbiens had much to build on, and it appeared she had a high bar set for herself during the 2016-17 season. Desbiens not only kept up with the intense standards she had achieved last season, but she added several more records to her resume, including a record number of career shutouts (54) for either a man or a woman, a .963 save percentage and .71 goals-against average.Desbiens was just one of the six Wisconsin seniors who would help this team achieve greatness. Senior captain and forward Sydney McKibbon would prove to be quite the asset when Wisconsin needed her the most.If the Badgers found themselves with a need to score, it was McKibbon they called on. McKibbon would end the season with a grand total of 32 points (13 goals, 19 assists) for the Badgers, making her the fourth-highest scorer for UW.McKibbon was also assisted by Sarah Nurse, who made a major scoring impact for Wisconsin this year. Nurse has an impressive 53 points (25 goals, 28 assists), a +42 record for the season and an astonishing three hat tricks this year. Nurse would be the second-highest scorer for UW this season, and her absence will leave a great hole for the Badgers come 2017-18.Nurse’s fellow line mate Annie Pankowski truly anchored the Badger team this season. Even though Pankowski started off the season with a bit of a scoring slump, not scoring a goal until Nov. 16 against the University of Minnesota, Duluth, this slow start did not phase her, as she would end the season with a total of 55 points (25 points, 30 assists), a +42 record and two hat tricks.The first line was completed with Emily Clark, who truly managed to win some games for Wisconsin this year. Clark had a grand total of 9 game-winning goals this season, which added to a grand total of 46 points (20 goals, 26 assists) and a +48 record, the highest overall on the team.It wasn’t just the upperclassman that led this Badger team to an outstanding season. Freshmen like Abby Roque, who garnered the WCHA Rookie of the Year award, Presley Norby, Mekenzie Steffen, with 2 game-winning goals, Alexis Mauermann and Maddie Rowe all made quite an impact during their first year.Another freshman who made some waves this year was goaltender Nikki Cece, who is expected to step in for Desbiens after she graduates. Cece skated into the net when Desbiens sustained a concussion early this season, and managed to earn four wins and even get her first shut out in her collegiate career.Women’s hockey: No. 1 Wisconsin three wins away from national champion crownIn their final home game of the 2016-17 season, the University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team will take on ECAC’s Read…Even though the season ended without Wisconsin bringing home the NCAA championship trophy, the Badgers still managed to win the WCHA regular-season and post-season titles. Wisconsin ended their season with a 33-3-4 record in the NCAA and a 22-2-4 record in the WCHA.Wisconsin will retire some truly great seniors this year, with Desbiens, Nurse, McKibbon, Mikayla Johnson, Jenny Ryan and Mellissa Channell all completing their final season of eligibility this year. This senior class has helped Wisconsin earn three WCHA post-season titles, two WCHA regular-season titles and four Frozen Four appearances.With so much accomplished this year, and with Wisconsin retaining three of their top five scorers (Pankowski, Clark, Roque) next year, the team’s 2016-17 run is yet another amazing season the Badgers can add to the record books.last_img read more