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.
HONOLULU >> The restlessness overwhelmed D’Angelo Russell, prompting the Lakers rookie point guard to toss and turn before waking up at an ungodly hour before the first day of training camp. Russell could not wait for his workout, so he could break a sweat, build a rhythm and impress an influential and demanding teammate. But Kobe Bryant already beat him to the punch. The Lakers’ star already completed his own before anyone else. “He’s going to push you. So you have to be one of those guys that will compete,” Russell said. “To build a trust with a guy like that, you need to be a winner.” Russell also acknowledged feeling starstruck when he completed a three-man weave drill during his first training camp practice with Bryant. “You try to keep it off your mind that this guy is right beside you,” Russell said of Bryant. “That’s something you have to get past. If you want to be the best, we have to look at him as a mentor and not look at him as a fan.”Russell acknowledged that dynamic could “definitely” make him feel more tentative playing with Bryant, knowing both his star power and thirst to score. “He told me he likes to shoot the ball so if I get it to him, it’s his job to finish it,” Russell said in obvious understatement. “Just knowing where he likes the ball and where he likes to score from, being the point guard, you’ll get a bigger challenge off the bat.” But the Lakers argue Russell will handle that challenge just fine. One, Scott, Bryant and Julius Randle have praised Russell’s on-court poise. So much that Scott likened it to Clippers guard Chris Paul, the eight-time NBA All-Star whom Scott coached in New Orleans from 2004 to 2009. Russell maintained the same stoic demeanor during portions of Wednesday’s full-court scrimmage when he made pinpoint passes as he did when Lakers forward Nick Young talked trash after scoring on him. “Nick always talks,” Scott said. “D’Angelo is a very low-key guy. You don’t see him get too hyped up about things. He’s pretty much on an even keel.”Two, Scott has instructed Russell, Bryant, Randle and Jordan Clarkson to maximize fast-break opportunities by assuming ball-handling duties after rebounding the ball. In a few minutes of Wednesday’s half-four scrimmage that was open to reporters, Bryant played at small forward and neither touched nor shot the ball once. “I don’t think it matters man. You play the flow of the game and see what comes,” Bryant said. “I don’t have to handle the ball at all. That leaves more time to catch and shoot. With D’Angelo and Jordan, these guys can handle the ball, make incredible decisions and make plays. It makes it a lot easier.”Third, Bryant circled back on Russell’s quest for self-improvement. Russell asked for the Lakers to place his locker next to Bryant so he could easily ask him questions. Russell has already asked Bryant for tips to maximize his NBA longevity. And Russell has emulated Bryant’s approach on arriving to the gym early.Does that make Bryant feel more inclined to want to help Russell?“Absolutely,” Bryant said. “When guys have that same passion and desire for it, it makes you more willing to open up. When they’re here early and shooting late, you can tell when that passion is there and you can tell when they think it’s a job.”That explains why Bryant has saddled up to Russell after each practice. They talk. They laugh. They embrace. The makings of a potentially fruitful partnership has just started. The Lakers completed two days of training camp at Stan Sheriff Center, too small of a sample size to offer any conclusions on whether Russell will fit that description for the 2015-16 NBA season. Yet, the Lakers feel convinced their No. 2 pick is a winner after falling in love with his confidence and playmaking. Bryant also already likes what he sees. “He has my trust already because he’s a gym rat,” Bryant said. “He loves playing the game. I trust that whatever challenges are presented to him, he’ll figure them out.”There could be plenty. After averaging only 11.8 points on 37.7 percent, 3.5 turnovers and 3.5 assists in summer league play, Russell has to prove he can translate his outside shooting and playmaking to the NBA. He has admitted a learning curve in Byron Scott’s Princeton-based offense. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error