The home is surrounded by hinterland greenery. “A lot of it I imported from Bali and other pieces I sourced from different shops around the Gold Coast,” said Ms Manning.And remember those barn doors? The other one neatly sections off the pantry. The indoor pantry that is. There’s also a built-in kitchen outside, tucked under the covered veranda. It all overlooks the sprawling, landscaped lawn, dotted with play equipment, a motocross track and an in-ground trampoline. The extra features have provided hours of fun for the couple’s children in their own backyard. The luxe look continues in the bedrooms.“I found it really hard to find big lights, because the ceilings were so high, so when we did a trip to Bali, I found lights there and they were really easy to bring back.” The finishing touches included a freestanding claw foot tub, beaded chandeliers and a sunken fire pit. How’s this for a pool setting! The property is located at 584 Austinville Rd.A SWIRL of deep blue among white washed diamonds and emerald green grass — the picturesque pool setting is the colourful jewel in the crown of this carefully styled Austinville acreage abode. “The pool and that amazing view is my absolute favourite feature,” said vendor Jade Manning. The interior is dazzling.It’s also the perfect offset to the home’s minimalist colour scheme, accentuated by natural lighting, and darker hued flooring.“I loved the Hamptons country-style houses, neutral palette, and earthy tones,” said vendor Jade Manning. The neutral colour scheme was inspired by the Hamptons. The seamless combination of indoors with outside, and standout statement pieces tick two more Hamptons-esque design boxes.One of Ms Manning’s favourite features is a pair of 100-year-old timber barn doors, painstakingly crafted by her carpenter husband, also named Jade. One of the doors can be found dividing off part of the games room, kitted out with a bar. Plenty of fun features for the kids.The land settled on Christmas Eve. It was a blank canvas for the couple to create their dream home.“We renovated our last house twice but I’ve always wanted to build a house,” Ms Manning said. The mother of two carried a design folder everywhere for when inspiration struck. This used to be a vacant block. Hopping around. Kangaroos are often spotted at the property. Picture: Josh Woning There’s a huge shed with four-door access.“We’re only 15 minutes to Robina town centre but we feel a million miles away,” Ms Manning said.Perhaps even far enough to feel like the Hamptons … until the natives come knocking as a reminder that there’s no place like home. “We get daily visits from kangaroos and kookaburras.”The property is being marketed by Dave and Blanche Manby of LJ Hooker Robina A repurposed 100-year-old timber barn door raises the design bar.“My husband and I designed it in every detail. We had a draft person draw up our ideas and had a few changes,” Ms Manning said. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North2 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa22 hours agoThe couple were keen renovators before setting eyes on the vacant block nestled in the Gold Coast hinterland, in late 2015. The other regular visitors are no laughing matter.
The Reds would be top seeds if they beat the Westerners and Leinster lost at Ulster.Kick off in both games is at a quarter-past-five. Ulster need a try bonus-point final day win over Leinster in Belfast this evening if they’re to have a chance of reaching the semi-finals of rugby’s Guinness Pro-12.Les Kiss’ side are also hoping that Ospreys lose to Scarlets without any bonus points.Munster have already secured a home semi-final ahead of their derby with Connacht at Thomond Park. Photo © Pat Flynn