Dream items spice up luxury homes

first_imgBut they needed to find a way to get the awkwardly heavy pizza oven of their choice through the property. The $6,000 solution was to hire a crane to lift the oven into their backyard.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours ago“Because Paul’s a builder and a developer, he looked into every angle, he called five companies, and then was able to hire this crane to be able to lift it into the backyard. There was no other way of doing it. It sounds crazy but it’s so much fun having that pizza oven there. Pizza ovens normally aren’t that heavy, it’s just that we fell in love with this one.”She said it was considered money well spent.“We have lots of pizza parties. It’s just so easy with kids, friends and family and well worth the money. It’s just such a great addition. We spend heaps of time up on the rooftop deck as well, but in winter we have that ability to congregate outside around the pizza oven, roasting marshmallows, and we have pizza nights all year round.”After two years in their dream home, though, the itch to create something new was back, with the 27 Wienholt St, Auchenflower, home now up for sale by Place Paddington agent Tim Douglas. The backyard oven was now a crucial part of their entertaining space. The 27 Wienholt St, Auchenflower backyard was missing one crucial element in the Haywards’ eyes – a pizza oven. Sharon and John Russell in “The Boat House” at their Norman Park home. Picture: Mark Calleja The rooftop terrace is still their favourite spot though.center_img 20 Wynnum Road, Norman Park. Bri and Paul Hayward with their son Hendricks and the backyard pizza oven they spent $6000 to put in place. Picture: AAP Image/Mark Calleja.A PIZZA oven in the backyard that ended up costing over $6,000 is among some of the dream additions that Queenslanders have put in luxury homes.Wallet busting home “bling” is not just a thing of fashion but a key part of what makes a dream home “home” for these property owners.The couple behind the pizza oven move, Bri and Paul Hayward, realise it cost about the same as buying a premium pizza every day for a year, but they believe it was more than worth it.They had completed an overhaul of their new home when they fell in love with the pizza oven of their dreams. But after finding no way to get it through or around the house, they decided to hire a crane to literally pick it up off the roadside, over the roof and place it next to the pool in the backyard. The Boat House has its own bar too.Sharon and John Russell told The Courier-Mail earlier that it was the setting for many parties and family functions.”It was built, we think in the ’50s, so you can’t ever build again, and we made it somewhere really special. We will often go and sit down there. It is on the jetty perched over the river.”It was “much loved” according a listing by agent Deborah Evans who runs her own property agency in Morningside.“Many hours will be enjoyed at the much loved “Boat House” and adjoining pontoon, completely equipped with surround sound, wine fridges, ice-maker and television. Brisbane’s river is an incredible backdrop for entertaining.”Both homes are on the market for sale by private treaty. The pizza oven has been a hit at family functions.“Everyone jokes it won’t end,” Mrs Hayward said. “You’re constantly looking at new ideas. We’re doing another home but this time we will put the pizza oven in first. We’re going to get the exact same brand.”Landing a builder’s dream home may not be such a bad thing considering all the effort they go to, with the most popular requests these days including “floating staircases” in luxury homes. “It can be $100,000 plus for them,” Mrs Hayward said. Sometimes a dream addition is simply upping the luxury feel of an existing feature, like the “boathouse” at 20 Wynnum Road, Norman Park, “which you can’t get anymore”.last_img

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