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

St. Nick’s Trojans Win Victorious Against St. Mary’s Knights

first_imgThe St. Nicholas Trojans 5 & 6 grade boys basketball teams traveled to Greensburg this evening to play the St. Mary’s Knights.  The 5th grade Trojans defeated the Knights 26-23.  The 6th grade Trojans also defeated the Knights 35-15.Courtesy of Trojans Coach Dave Hoff.last_img

Michael Phelps hails ‘incredible’ Kristof Milak after losing world record

first_imgLe Clos, who famously beat Phelps in the 2012 London Olympic final, shrugged: “Kristof is in another league — he’s a hell of a lot faster than all of us.”  Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 25th July, 2019 16:31 IST Michael Phelps Hails ‘incredible’ Kristof Milak After Losing World Record Michael Phelps paid tribute to Hungarian teenager Kristof Milak’s “beautiful technique” after he took down the American legend’s long-standing 200 meters butterfly record at the world championships in South Korea. The 19-year-old Milak sliced a whopping 0.78 seconds off Phelps’s previous world best, which was achieved during the bodysuit era, after flirting with the record for much of the past season. Press Trust Of India “It happened because there was a kid who wanted to do it, who dreamed of doing it, who figured out what it would take to do it. (He) worked on his technique until it was beautiful and put in the really, really hard work that it takes to do it — my hat’s off to him,” said Phelps, who had a special fondness for the 200m fly. READ | ‘Too Much Gold In One Picture’: Twitterati Reacts On Seeing Olympic Legend Michael Phelps At Feroz Shah KotlaMilak became the first said Phelps, who had a special fondness for the 200m fly. swimmer to go under 1:51 minutes, while his winning margin was, remarkably, more than three seconds as Japan’s Daiya Seto finished a distant second and the South African Chad le Clos third. “As frustrated as I am to see that record go down, I couldn’t be happier to see how he did it. That kid’s last 100 was incredible. He put together a great 200 fly from start to finish,”  said Phelps 1 year ago Ashes: Ben Stokes the ‘real heartbeat’ of England team, says Ricky Ponting, making a big comparison Michael Phelps paid tribute to Hungarian teenager Kristof Milak’s “beautiful technique” after he took down the American legend’s long-standing 200 meters butterfly record at the world championships in South Korea.Phelps described Milak’s time of one minute, 50.73 seconds in Gwangju as “incredible”, although he admitted his astonishment was tinged with sadness at losing a world record which had stood since 2009. 1 year ago Jonty Rhodes applies for Team India fielding coach, multifaceted romance with India continuescenter_img First Published: 25th July, 2019 15:36 IST Milak said he was “honoured” to break a world record held by Phelps, who he had worshipped growing up and watched videos of to polish his technique. WE RECOMMEND WATCH US LIVE COMMENT FOLLOW US LIVE TV 1 year ago Team India jersey sponsor to change; Oppo, Byju’s and BCCI in tripartite agreement READ |  “I Questioned Whether Or Not I Wanted To Be Alive Anymore”: Greatest Ever Olympian Michael Phelps Reveals He Struggled With Depression “I wasn’t expecting to break the record,” he admitted. “But if you put in the hard work, good things happen and I was ready. I just tried to block everything out and find a good rhythmlast_img read more