The dining room has exposed timber beams.Off the loft is a balcony, which the couple use frequently to unwind.“We still go up and sit on that deck together with a glass of wine and look out on our courtyard, which is heavily planted with tropical trees,” Mr Harvey said. An abundance of windows in the bedroom keep it bright.Mr Harvey said his wife had migrated from Fiji when she was a teenager and the couple wanted to bring a bit of her home to the 415 Priestdale Rd property.“We wanted to build something Polynesian with a resort feel,” Mr Harvey said. There is an exposed brick fireplace in the winter lounge.Downstairs are four bedrooms, the master with an ensuite and not one, but two walk-in wardrobes.There also is a second bathroom, the reading room, and the winter lounge which has an exposed brick fireplace. The kitchen has timber benchtops and is in a different wing of the home.The kitchen is in a separate wing of the home, with the summer lounge, dining and living areas.Outside is the entertainment pavilion with a bar, laundry and another bathroom.The home also has a resort-style pool and tennis court, and is on a 1ha block. The bathroom has a tropical vibe.The house was so well designed, it won the 1983 Housing Industry Association House of the Year award.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019The home is sprawled across one level, with the exception of the loft, which is above the reading room.“The ceilings are western red cedar and are such a wonderful product that they look like they were just put in recently,” Mr Harvey said.“It’s also got Danish Velux windows which act as a skylight, but you can also set them to open up to let the air flow through.” The loft at 415 Priestdale Rd, Rochedale.WHEN Michael and Jane Harvey built their Rochedale home in 1982 they had Mrs Harvey’s island background in mind. The floorplan of 415 Priestdale Rd, Rochedale.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 3:17Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -3:17 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p480p480p256p256p228p228pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenMichelle Hele’s May market wrap03:17
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa has repaid $1,900 to the Office of Tax and Revenue after a newspaper questioned her about a tax break she had been claiming on her condo in Washington for years.The Des Moines Register, which brought the issue to Ernst’s attention, reports that she wrote a check to the agency’s Washington, D.C. office last week.A spokesman for the first-term Republican says the homestead tax credit claim was made in error and immediately returned when it was brought to the senator’s attention.The credit only applies to a homeowner’s primary residence, and Washington’s homestead tax application instructions specify that Congressional members are generally ineligible.Public records show Ernst had claimed the exemption in Washington and Iowa since 2016.It’s unclear if Ernst will face any penalty for the claim.