19-25 Atherton St, WhitfieldAccording to RE/MAX selling agent Keith Masotto, the lavish master bedroom, ensuite and parents retreat were extensions built by the miner and his wife.Flamingo Bay Research founders David and Elizabeth Tomlinson were the next owners and installed the playground complete with CCTV devices to keep an eye on the kids.Finally, after 17 years, Les and Tania Williams are selling the colourful and historical property. 19-25 Atherton St, WhitfieldThe five-bedroom, four-bathroom house, with room for four cars and a children’s playground, was built by Macdonnell Law founder Norm Brown in 1970. Then, a Danish cattle station and palm plantation owner bought the sprawling abode and after Christopher Skase relieved him of the Daintree plantation, the businessman took 12 of the trees, farmed for their oil, and planted them along the boundary of the property.The majestic plants remain to this day.Next, Harry Freeman, of Hartley’s Crocodile Farm and Freeman’s Real Estate fame bought the place, before selling it to a Canadian gold miner.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days ago 19-25 Atherton St, WhitfieldTHE owners of a spectacular property in Whitfield read like a Who’s Who of Cairns business leaders and prominent personalities.Kookaburra, a private inner-city estate on an elevated 3491 sqm allotment at 19-25 Atherton St, Whitfield, will not be open for inspection and tours will be by appointment only. 19-25 Atherton St, Whitfield“The property has subdivisional potential as well so it will be of interest to a range of different buyers at the top end of the market.” 19-25 Atherton St, WhitfieldMr Masotto said he was pleased to be appointed to sell the property. “I have been selling real estate in Cairns for over 34 years and this is one of the most incredible, feature packed amazing homes I have had the pleasure to bring to the market,” he said. “How many homes have a 40 kVA generator in case the power fails? How many have gas heating capacity to their swimming pools? How many have four bathrooms and a sauna? A three-quarter tennis court, huge pool with a tiled blue marlin on the bottom and entertainment areas to host a gathering of 150 guests no problem.
Manchester United are set to join Arsenal and Chelsea in the race to sign Sami Khedira according to reports.The Daily Star claim the record English league champions are prepared to offer the 2014 World Cup winner a huge offer to come to Old Trafford next summer.Sami Khedira is out of contract with Real Madrid at the end of the season after rejecting a new contract offer during the summer.Both Chelsea and Arsenal are also strongly-linked with a move for the 27-year old also, as are German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.The newspaper goes as far as saying Manchester United will be willing to increase his current £150,000-a-week deal to £200,000-a-week to lure him into joining Louis van Gaal’s side.Arsenal had the opportunity to sign Khedira in the summer after Real Madrid accepted a bid from the Gunners, but they could not match his wage demands. Manchester United already have several options in the centre of their midfield to partner Ángel Di María – Ander Herrera, Michael Carrick, Darren Fletcher, Adnan Januzaj and Marouane Fellaini. One would have to expect one or two of these to be shipped out before signing Khedira.Sami Khedira was part of the Real Madrid team that won the 2014 UEFA Champions League last season despite missing most of the season through injury, to emphasize his importance. However, there are suggestions the German has fallen out with the club over a new contract offer made during the World Cup whilst he was representing his country in Brazil.