An unfinished shell of a property was the perfect canvas on which to build an American southern-style mansion

first_img139 Kamala Drive, PullenvaleIt is approached through a grand gated entrance, which has a secure video intercom that connects to the main residence.Entrance to the house itself is via large electronic timber doors. Once inside there is a sweeping staircase.Across the three levels, there is 1400sq m of living space. 139 Kamala Drive, Pullenvale“It actually was a project,” Mrs Sayle said. “It was a shell of a home; we had to do absolutely everything. Plumbing, electrics, everything.”The couple had lived for many years before that in Anstead, occupying a Tudor home they had just finished renovating.But Mrs Sayle said her husband had wanted to build a home like an American southern mansion, and the Pullenvale property gave them the opportunity to do just that.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019139 Kamala Drive, PullenvaleWhile their children had left home before the move, Mrs Sayle said it had been the perfect place for their 10 grandchildren, who ranged in age from newborn to 21. It had something for everyone to enjoy, whether that was the swimming pool, tennis court, sauna and six-person spa or the billiards room.But the time has now come to consider downsizing, so the couple has listed the grand home for sale through an expressions of interest campaign.Mrs Sayle said she particularly liked the kitchen and entertainment area of the home, as it was where she could host their extended family and friends with plenty of room to move.The home is on 4ha of land. 139 Kamala Drive, PullenvaleAll bedrooms have ensuites, with five bedrooms on the upper level and one on the ground level. The main bedroom has mountain views and also features a spa bath and robe/dressing room.In the kitchen are dual ovens, a gas cooktop, steam oven and built-in microwave. There is also a butler’s pantry, ZIP hydro tap, and built-in cold room. The outdoor terrace has an outdoor kitchen. Within the basement level of the house is a home theatre which features raised seating.The property also has a temperature-controlled wine cellar which holds 1500 bottles.It will be sold through offers closing June 20 at 5pm, through Scott Gemmell of LJ Hooker New Farm.center_img 139 Kamala Drive, PullenvaleWhen Marilyn and Rob Sayle bought their Pullenvale home 14 years ago, it was an unfinished shell.Mrs Sayle said the previous owners of the property at 139 Kamala Drive, Pullenvale had not finished the project when it was offered for sale.The couple held onto it for two years before they started work to complete the home, which took a couple of years.The results were worth the wait.last_img read more

GVL Scholarship Students Arrive

first_imgSeven students who received engineering scholarships from Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL) have arrived in the country from Indonesia.The students were given a warm welcome by officials of GVL Tuesday, April 29, at the company’s main office in Monrovia.Speaking at the occasion, the manager for career and education programs at GVL, Jean Hannah Thompson, said that the students have returned for a short break after going through six months of studies in Indonesia.According to Madam Thompson, the students were given the opportunity last year to undergo advanced training in engineering.“We are pleased to welcome you back to Liberia from your brief period of studies. Since you obtained the opportunity to learn in Indonesia, we have received positive responses on your studies from our partners. We did not make any mistake in selecting the seven of you,” she proudly informed the students.She said while the students are in Liberia, they are expected to visit Grand Kru County to educate other Liberian students on the importance of career education.Responding on behalf of his fellow scholarship beneficiaries, Joseph G. Garwor, said they were gratified for the opportunity created by GVL to acquire skills.“We can assure GVL and the Liberian people that we are serious to acquire knowledge and eventually return home and help our country. We feel we are capable to adequately perform all we have learnt thanks to the level of studiousness we demonstrated while still in training,” he said.He said that with the introduction of oil palm in Liberia, the lives of rural citizens will eventually be improved.“GVL’s investment in the country should be welcomed by every citizen. Considering what have seen in Indonesia, “GVL” truly means business. Oil palm concession has the propensity to create employment for many, thus boosting the economy,” he concluded.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more