first_imgMurray d’Almeida. There’s plenty of space to entertain on the deck. One of the best spots in the house during winter. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:44Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:44 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p288p288p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), 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.This 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.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow to bid at auction for your dream home? 01:45 Now that’s a pool.AS a busy businessman, Murray d’Almeida needs a quiet place to sit back and relax in his spare time.His acreage estate in a secluded pocket of Currumbin Valley has been the perfect escape.For about 30 years the founder of Retail Food Group Australia and veteran Gold Coast businessman has called the 1.02ha property his slice of paradise.He and wife Cath have raised four children in the seven-bedroom, three-bathroom rainforest retreat, which he described as tranquil. What a view.Parts of the picturesque property were used in scenes for a 2013 film, My Mistress, starring international French actress Emmanuelle Beart.“It was fascinating,” Mr d’Almeida said.“(Emmanuelle) was a delightful person.”While Mr d’Almeida loves the property just as much as he did when he bought it, he has decided to sell it.“I will miss it beyond comprehension, however seven bedrooms and a five-car garage … are far too much,” he said.“I will try to find something similar but a fraction of the size.“I’d like to get a couple of acres further up the valley — the valley is god’s country.”McGrath Palm Beach agent Richard Snowden will take the property to auction on February 16.center_img MORE NEWS: What it’s like to live a life of luxury in the modern world It’s like taking a holiday in a rainforest retreat. Even the kitchen has views.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa12 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“The house just about blends in naturally with the rainforest environment with very large decks that merge into the canopy,” he said.It is surrounded by trees with 200m of creek frontage, making it feel as though it is a world away from civilisation.MORE NEWS: Auction racks up $12 million in sales Mr d’Almeida said one of the best parts about it was that it was private yet the beach was a 10-minute drive away.“We have the best of both worlds,” he said.Among its standout features are a media room, two fireplaces, a wine cellar, multiple decks around the house and an infinity edge pool overlooking the creek.last_img

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