Renewed push to sell Port Douglas mansion that’s never been lived in

first_imgPort Douglas mansion ‘Tanamera’ is going under the hammer..The owners of a Port Douglas trophy home they’ve never had time to live in have embarked on a renewed push to sell the tropical hideaway.‘Tanamera’ was completed in the early 2000s, making it eligible as a new residence under Foreign Investment Review Board rules and opening it up to the overseas market.But the lavish retreat at 144 Island Point Road, Port Douglas, is yet to snare a buyer since it was offered to the market eight months ago for $7.2 million. Port Douglas mansion ‘Tanamera’ is going under the hammer.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019Mr Madley is a partner at the Singapore-based Howe Robinson Partners shipping company. He was formerly the chief executive of Icap Shipping, after his company Island Shipbrokers was bought by Icap for $US2.4 million in 2012.Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty principal Paul Arthur said property would be ideal as a second residence, corporate retreat or holiday rental. Port Douglas mansion ‘Tanamera’ is going under the hammer.Sotheby’s International is now taking the property to auction, as the owners are in a hurry to sell.Property records show it had previously been listed for $9.2 million in 2013.Timothy and Jacqueline bought the 2023sq m block for $900,000 in 2001.They then spent four years designing and building the three-level dream home, which was inspired by years of travel throughout Asia and East Africa.But because of their busy lives in Singapore, have never actually lived in it. Port Douglas mansion ‘Tanamera’ is going under the hammer.The Asian inspired, Master Builders award winning home is the ultimate in resort style living in one of Queensland’s most luxurious locations.Built into Flagstaff Hill on the highest vantage point in Port Douglas, it offers panoramic views of Four Mile Beach across to the Daintree Hills.The four-bedroom, five-bathroom home comes with all the luxury trimmings including marble floors, a timber cathedral ceiling and a tree house ‘parent retreat’ with spa pool. Port Douglas mansion ‘Tanamera’ is going under the hammer.There are gardens indoors as well as out, and water is a key feature of the feng shui design, with a series of cascading waterfalls and ponds throughout the house.And it’s in good company, with another luxury property for sale just down the street.Villa Hemingway at 1 Island Point Road is also on the market for $10.8 million.‘Tanamera’ is scheduled for auction on May 8 in Sydney.last_img read more

ISPS Handa European Masters invites for English players

first_img27 Jun 2014 ISPS Handa European Masters invites for English players Two leading players on the LET Access Series will tee off at the high-profile ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters at The Buckinghamshire from 3-6 July – thanks to England Golf.Leicestershire’s Kym Larratt, who is returning to form after a shoulder injury, and Devon’s Emma Tayler, who is playing her first season as a professional, have both had invitations passed to them by England Golf as part of a strategy to support former amateurs.They are the leading English players on the Access Series order of merit, with Emma currently in 10th place and Kym in 14th.The ISPA Ladies European Masters is one of the most anticipated tournaments on the Ladies European Tour schedule and Kym (pictured top, image LET) remarked: “It’s absolutely fantastic of England Golf to help support us pros, it really means a lot.“The Buckinghamshire is such a great course and this is such a big event that any girl, especially the Brits, would love to play in it. To get the opportunity when you are not on the main tour is wonderful.”The 26-year-old from Leicestershire is also playing in the LET Ladies Italian Open, which starts today, and is hoping the two events will help to springboard her return to the main tour.Kym turned pro in 2010 and, after a good start on the LET, suffered a shoulder injury and lost her card after three seasons. She has played instead on the Access Series and, after a good winter off when she worked hard on her game, says: “I’ve got my confidence back, I’m playing better golf and I’m enjoying it again.”Emma Tayler, 27, is playing her first professional season and loving the life: “It’s the best thing I have ever done – and it’s done wonders for my golf! I have time to practice and I’m becoming more of a complete golfer.”So far she’s made every cut on the LET Access Series and she’s had top 10 finishes in her last two events. The ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters will be the biggest tournament she’s ever played in and she’s excited about the challenge.“It’s a fantastic opportunity to get to play with some of the best players from Europe and around the world. I’ll be able to put myself against them and see how I fare. I’m really looking forward to it.”For more information about the ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters click here. As well as featuring many of the world’s top women professionals, the event includes  fun entertainment for all the family in a festival-like atmosphere. Visitor activities include free golf lessons – and a visit by Strictly Come Dancing’s Anton du Beke for a Q&A session on Thursday, 3 July.last_img read more