Executive living on high in quiet pocket of Cornubia

first_imgThe home at 11/103 Anakie Drive, Cornubia.THIS grand home is on an elevated block with 360-degree views across the surrounding district.The property at 11/103 Anakie Drive, Cornubia has five bedrooms, three bathrooms and multiple living areas spread across four levels.Katrina and Chris Clunies-Ross bought the home in 2005 for the views and space on offer. The view from 11/103 Anakie Drive, Cornubia.On the second level there is a master bedroom with private balcony, built-in robe and ensuite along with three bedrooms with built-in robes, a teenager’s retreat, laundry and family bathroom.On the third floor there is an open-plan meals and kitchen area, lounge room and dining room.The fourth level features an entertainment area with bar, spa room, bathroom, media room and two balconies. The kitchen at 11/103 Anakie Drive, Cornubia.Mrs Clunies-Ross said the top floor would be perfect as a guest suite or for grandparents or adult children living at home.Each level of the home has balconies, the bathrooms all feature marble tiling and a striking spiral staircase connects the different levels.Outside there is an in-ground pool and cubby house for the kids. One of the bathrooms at 11/103 Anakie Drive, Cornubia.Mrs Clunies-Ross said her favourite part of the home was the top level where her children could watch movies or play pool on the billiards table while the adults could soak in the spa or enjoy the view.The property is being marketed by John Jessop and Ben Ive of Elders Logan. The home at 11/103 Anakie Drive, Cornubia.“It’s on the highest point within 20-30km and it has amazing views,” Mrs Clunies-Ross said.“It’s a beautiful house but it was the views that sold us.“I particularly love the view from the fourth floor. It overlooks the south side of Brisbane and you can watch absolutely spectacular sunsets from up there.”On the ground floor of the home there is a four-car garage, wine cellar and home office.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020last_img read more

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Bill to decriminalize polygamy earns unanimous approval from Utah Senate committee

first_imgThe Salt Lake Tribune 12 February 2020Family First Comment: As we predicted would happen….Remove the gender. Why not the number?“Ora Barlow, who was raised in a polygamous community, said she realized that all her life she had been thought of as property but the law was on her side. “The law is there for a reason,” Barlow said. “And it’s for people like me who feel trapped.””#MarriageOneManOneWomanDraper shared her story Monday with members of the Utah Senate Judiciary, Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Committee, which voted unanimously to endorse a bill that would effectively decriminalize polygamy among consenting adults. “The law is there for a reason,” Barlow said. “And it’s for people like me who feel trapped.” Angela Kelly, Sound Choices Coalition director, compared polygamy to organized crime and slavery. To ease the criminal penalties, she said, would encourage more people to live that way. She testified alongside the bill’s sponsor, Spanish Fork Republican Sen. Deidre Henderson, who argued to her Senate colleagues that the state’s current law classifying polygamy as a felony is unenforceable absent other crimes.But several members of the public, including former polygamists, spoke against SB102 during Monday’s hearing. “To bring it down to an infraction, you’re essentially saying this is an OK lifestyle,” Kelly said. “And it might be for 10 people, but we’re talking about society as a whole.”Ora Barlow, who was raised in a polygamous community, said she felt free when the leaders of her church were imprisoned and prosecuted. She realized that all her life she had been thought of as property, she said, but the law was on her side. Easton Harvey, with the anti-polygamy Sound Choices Coalition, said criminalization is a social policy for all of Utah. And the reason that members of a polygamous community are afraid to report crimes is not because they’ll be charged as criminals by outsiders, he said, but because of the fear of being ostracized from within or subject to divine punishment.“The primary reason they do not report crimes is because of a weaponized God,” Harvey said, “because of weaponized scripture, because they’re trying to protect their priesthood.” If the SB102 becomes law, polygamy among consenting adults would be reduced to an infraction — a level below many traffic offenses. Infractions in Utah carry no jail time. Punishments can be fines of up to $750 and community service.READ MORE: https://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/2020/02/11/bill-decriminalize/last_img read more

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