A stunning bushland home was made from recycled wharf timber

first_img36 Willow Tree Drive, Reedy CreekOther features of the property include a media room, wine room, kids’ retreat, 9ft square-set ceilings, 8ft glass stacker doors, walk-in showers in all bathrooms, split-system air conditioning and glass louvres.The main bedroom in the five-bedroom home has a large walk in robe. While the bathrooms have floor to ceiling tiles. 36 Willow Tree Drive, Reedy CreekHe said the house has a “great feel”, describing it as a “modern peaceful hideaway”.“It’s great sitting out on the decks, taking in the beautiful nature and wildlife at the back of the house, while out the front there’s stunning views of the ocean,” he said.“We really do have the best of both worlds.” 36 Willow Tree Drive, Reedy CreekMore from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North8 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“We love how tranquil it is and also selected the area because of the schools in its proximity,” he said.“We have a business down the road so it’s close and it just made living so easy.”There’s nothing hard about life inside this two-storey home with a secure pool house, which has an ensuite and power.The in-ground salt water pool, with a water feature, is surrounded by landscaped gardens. 36 Willow Tree Drive, Reedy CreekDARREN Marek believes this home at 36 Willow Tree Drive offers the best of both worlds.It backs onto bushland and it also has ocean views.His contemporary family home would be recognisable to many within the area from the street because of its eye-catching raw timber slat exterior.center_img 36 Willow Tree Drive, Reedy CreekThe interior is of equal interest, particularly the kitchen and bathrooms where recycled wharf timber has been used in the island bench and vanities.Sustainability and property combined…Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:22Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:22 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.All aboard this floating abode 01:22 Related videos 01:22All aboard this floating abode 00:38Opod: the low-cost micro home01:09Indoor plants to clean the air00:29Multi award-winning treehouse00:53Eco-friendly Aussie buys00:53Mod PoolsMarek fell in love with the elevated Reedy Creek location first, before finding and extending the home to suit his young family’s needs. 36 Willow Tree Drive, Reedy CreekMarek found it difficult to specify a favourite room or space on the property that he liked the most.“Everywhere is nice but I do like the pool house with the bushland,” he said.“There’s a large amount of walking tracks and fire trails. We might be high up but we’re not too far away from the coast, it’s only 5km to Burleigh beach.”last_img read more

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo.

first_imgChicken Sausage GumboReminiscent of New Orleans, this gumbo recipe features okra and Cajun seasoning for a unique flavor. Full bodied and flavorful, the individual servings may be made as spicy as desired by having bottled hot sauce on the table. This is a great recipe for using up your leftover chicken.Nutrition facts * Calories355 * Total Fat (g)14 * Saturated Fat (g)2, * Cholesterol (mg)114, * Sodium (mg)487, * Carbohydrate (g)34, * Fiber (g)2, * Protein (g)22, * Calcium (DV%)12, * Iron (DV%)19, * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.Ingredients:1/3 cup all-purpose flour1/3 cup cooking oil1/2 cup chopped onion (1 medium)1/2 cup chopped green or red sweet pepper (1 small)1/2 cup sliced celery (I stalk)3 cloves garlic, minced1-1/2 to 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning1 14-ounce can beef broth1 10-ounce package frozen cut okra* or cut green beans1-1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken8 ounces cooked smoked sausage links, sliced3 cups hot cooked long grain or brown rice Food & DiningLifestyle Chicken and Sausage Gumbo. by: – June 2, 2011 Directions:For roux, in a 3-quart heavy saucepan combine flour and oil until smooth. Cook over medium-high heat for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium. Cook and stir constantly for 8 to 10 minutes more or until the roux is dark reddish brown.Stir in onion, sweet pepper, celery, and garlic. Cook about 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring frequently. Stir in Cajun seasoning. Stir in broth and 3/4 cup water. Add okra. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 15 minutes. Stir in chicken and sausage; heat through. To serve, ladle gumbo into bowls with rice. If desired, top each serving with sliced green onion and pass bottled hot pepper sauce. Makes 6 main-dish servings.*Note: If you can’t find cut okra, buy whole. Thaw slightly and slice. Share Tweet 30 Views   no discussionscenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Share Recipe source: BHG.comlast_img read more