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

DILG backs Duterte call to bring back death penalty

first_img“We need to pass it in order to reinforce our fight against illegal drugs. In Asia, tayo na lang ang naiiwan na walang death penalty,”Año reiterated, saying President Rodrigo Duterte’s push during his penultimate State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday was a welcome development. Death penalty in the Philippines was abolished in 2006 under then-President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, but Duterte has been seeking to legalize capital punishment again, saying it can deter the narcotics business in the Philippines./PN Almost all heinous crimes committed are related with the use of illegal drugs, according to Año. Senate President Vicente Sotto III, for his part, said the revival of death penalty has “better chances” now at the Senate after it died with the adjournment in the previous Congress. Several bills seeking to revive capital punishment in the country have been filed in the Senate, but the measure has yet to hurdle the committee level as it faces strong opposition both from some legislators and the public. “This is an important deterrent for criminals to stop drug trafficking. So many lives have been wasted because of drugs,” the DILG chief said.center_img “I will not use the word junk. It was simply not interpellated immediately and died with the adjournment of Congress,” the Senate President added. “We can try again another shot at it, especially now that the President focused only on crimes in RA 9165. Better chances,” Sotto said referring to Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. MANILA – The reinstatement of the death penalty for drug traffickers will strengthen the country’s campaign against illegal drug trade, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) secretary Eduardo Año said. During his SONA on Monday afternoon at Batasang Pambansa, President Duterte urged the Congress to bring back the lethal injection for convicts of illegal drug-related crimes.last_img read more