This acreage home comes with its own private rainforest

first_img9 St Michael Court, RangewoodFANCY a walk in the park? This one-acre property has got you covered in more ways than one.A love for gardening and wildlife has seen the owners of 9 St Michael Court, Rangewood, turn their beloved home into a nature lovers’ delight that includes what is believed to be Townsville’s own private man-made rainforest retreat.It’s certainly not something you’d expect to find in a suburb with a bush-like setting.Owners Bill and Margo Morris said they purchased the property 12 years ago, with the vision to create an exclusive lifestyle for themselves and their extended family. 9 St Michael Court, Rangewood“When we bought this property, there was nothing out the back,” Ms Morris said. “Bill created it all. He was the one with the vision, which is funny, because he was never really a gardener.“He would come home from work, we’d turn the flood lights on, and he’d be out there, moving dirt and creating what you see here today, including the rainforest.With lush lawns, two waterfalls, two ponds populated by goldfish and a huge gazebo among it all, lovers of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden will never want to leave. There are even possums and kookaburras to feed. More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 20209 St Michael Court, RangewoodThe exclusive property is now listed for sale at an unmissable price of $725,000 and includes a modern and well cared-for two-level home that includes a master-suite, privately situated above the other three bedrooms and living areas.A large ensuite with a double-bowl vanity complements the master bedroom, while the main bathroom for the three lower bedrooms is also large, airy and situated beside a shaded courtyard.The three tiled, internal living areas are semi open plan in design and give a free-flowing feeling of space, especially with the high ceilings. 9 St Michael Court, RangewoodThe home is fully air-conditioned with split systems. Outside, the entertainment area is outstanding. A large tiled patio is located beside a big pool with beautifully landscaped surrounds.The property is fully serviced by town water, a bore and sprinkler systems.The three-bay shed is styled in the American barn style and has a mezzanine floor for extra storage and there’s a powered container also if you need more storage. 9 St Michael Court, RangewoodMs Morris said the decision to sell was made with a heavy heart.“Bill isn’t well and the house and garden is becoming too much for him to manage,” she said.“So we’re going down to Harris Crossing to a much smaller block. “It’s been a tough decision to make and I do worry about the property and hope we’ll find a buyer who will love it and care for it as much as we have.”last_img read more

Eagle Motorsports boosts awards program for IMCA RaceSaver Sprints

first_imgLINCOLN, Neb. – The growing number of sanctions is reflected in an expanded Eagle Motor­sports awards program for IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars this season.In its third year as title sponsor for the division, the Lincoln, Neb., sprint car chassis manufacturer and high performance parts retailer will give $100 gift cards to every IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car track and special series champion.Weekly sanctioned tracks for 2015 are located in Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Da­kota and Texas. Special series will be based in California, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio, Texas and Vir­ginia. “We’ve renewed our partnership with Eagle Motorsports for at least another two seasons, with the option to extend it even further than that and we’re very pleased to be able to make that announcement,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “Eagle has pledged additional support to each track and series IMCA sanctions, which is a big commitment factoring in a really undetermined ceiling as the RaceSaver Sprint Car division continues to expand.” “We’ve already doubled the number of champions we’ll crown from last year, and we continue to forge new relationships every week,” Yoder concluded. Eagle also helps furnish a portion of the $6,500 point fund to be paid to top 10 drivers in national standings for the winged class. Drivers must display two Eagle Motorsports decals on their race car to be eligible for shares of that point fund; gift cards and point fund checks will be presented during the national awards ban­quet in November or mailed beginning the following week from the IMCA home office. Information about Eagle-built chassis and parts is available by calling 402 438-0392, on Facebook and at the website.last_img read more