With almost 1000sq m of living space, the Singaporean Federation-style house features soaring ceilings, two fireplaces, panelled walls and polished timber floors. It has multiple living areas and entertaining spaces including a fully-equipped theatre, a bar room and a home office with kitchenette on the lower level with a separate entry. Mr Gordon said his family had hosted many memorable events at Winbrook, including the inaugural Winbrook Invitational Tennis Tournament and his son’s 21st birthday that included 120 guests. Elegantly restored to its magnificent former glory by Mr Gordon’s interior designer partner Lisa Page, the five-bedroom five-bathroom house dates back to the early 1900s and sits on a sprawling 3383sq m block in Kalinga. 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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 Rate1xFullscreenHow to bid at auction for your dream home? 01:45During a summer inspection of the historical inner-city “Winbrook’ estate, the owners found it abandoned, as though a family had just suddenly gotten up and left leaving all their belongings behind.“We bought the house in January 2018 and it had been vacant for about five years before that and actually wasn’t even on the market at the time,” mining industry veteran Brad Gordon said.“When we saw the property, it was in such a state of disrepair, but we saw that it had potential and knew the history of the place.” MORE NEWS: Mayor sells waterfront property Entry to the historical property is through electronic gates and through a long landscaped circular driveway that once belonged to the adjoining heritage-listed Kedron Lodge, built in the late 1860s.“Although vacant for at least five years, it had been occupied for brief periods of time throughout. When we first walked through it, it appeared as if the family had just got up and left,” Mr Gordon said.“There were colouring-in books on tables and crayons strewn across them. Clothes and toys were simply left where they had been dropped.”Mr Gordon said none of the essential services worked so there was no running water, power or any telecommunication connections. Most of the heavy lifting in regards to the renovation was completed in 2018, but the last room, the master ensuite, was finished a few months ago.“Lisa is an accomplished interior designer and this incredible restoration is thanks to her efforts. Sure, I was behind the end of a shovel at times but it’s her vision and talents that have transformed this magnificent property,” he said. Meet Brisbane’s house detectives Brisbane’s best suburbs to invest in Arguably the most opulent room in the house, the master bedroom, boasts a parents’ retreat, walk-in wardrobe, an ensuite with a freestanding tub and bi-folding glass doors that open to a balcony that wraps around north-facing parts of the house.A decadent entertainer’s kitchen overlooking a living/dining area has a butler’s pantry, barista café station, a fridge drawer, two dishwaters, dual ovens, European appliances and sparkling water on tap. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours ago He said they were kept entertained by the property’s swimming pool, spa, two lounging cabanas and a floodlit championships size tennis court with elevated spectator’s rotunda.Additional executive features include a wine cellar, gym, 12 CCTV cameras, a four-car garage, a home automation and video intercoms system and an under-house water tank with pump and garden irrigation system. “I’ve lived in acreage before and we were living in an apartment in London before moving back to Australia in 2017, an experience that we won’t repeat,” Mr Gordon said.“But life at Winbrook has been fabulous, we don’t have any neighbours, it has an acreage feel and we’re just 5km from the city and back on to Kedron Brook. It genuinely it feels like you’re living in the county.” Winbrook is being marketed by Ray White New Farm agent Christine Rudolph and will go under the hammer at 2pm tomorrow (Saturday, November 30).
Press Association The 34-year-old Scot has signed a new and improved longer-term contract at Carrow Road following a remarkable impact on the Norfolk club, taking the Canaries from seventh place when he arrived in January to victory at Wembley in the Sky Bet Championship play-off final against Middlesbrough. Former Hamilton boss Neil, however, knows he now faces the biggest test of his short coaching career when the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool and Manchester City visit. Alex Neil claims “any game is winnable” for Norwich if they get their game plan right when back in the Barclays Premier League next season. That has not stopped the former Barnsley midfielder from adopting a positive mindset when reflecting on the fixtures for the new campaign, which will start at home to Crystal Palace in August. “I wouldn’t say that there is one period I look at and think ‘that’s a concern’, even though if you are not performing well in the Premier League then it is all going to be a concern,” Neil told the club’s official website. “If you are doing your job properly, you are prepared and you are functioning well, then any game is winnable. “We have just got to go into any game full of confidence and try to do as best we can. “We are really looking forward to it, and hopefully we can get off to a good start.” Neil continued: “We haven’t got any of the ‘big boys’, if you like, in the first few games. Obviously you want to start the season and try to get points on the board as early as you can. “Certainly looking at the fixtures it gives us a good opportunity to do that, but as we know every game at this level will be tough.” Norwich will continue to look to strengthen the squad, having made the loan move of S cotland midfielder Graham Dorrans from West Brom permanent. Striker K yle Lafferty, meanwhile, will be hoping to resolve his future after the Northern Ireland forward spent the second half of the last campaign on loan at Turkish side Caykur Rizespor. Lafferty, who signed a three-year deal with an added 12-month option last summer, said in the Belfast Telegraph: “Obviously I am still a Norwich player and I am going to go back, work hard to get into the manager’s plans and see what happens and see how he wants to fit me in. “I will sit down with him and my agent and have a proper man-to-man talk – if he turns round and says he doesn’t see me in his plans, I will move on. “I will be disappointed because Norwich is a fantastic club and the fans have been brilliant with me, but it is one of those decisions you have to make and we will see what happens.”