TV identity calling cut on Gold Coast mansion frequented by stars

September 28, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_img MORE NEWS: How furry friends can help sell a home A home once frequented by television and music stars at 186 Guanaba Creek Rd, Guanaba, has hit the market.A TELEVISION identity and singer from the 1980s and ’90s has listed her English-style manor for sale — a grand home that has been visited by some of the biggest names in the industry. Owner of the 8.19ha Guanaba residence Margaret Toms was a ballerina before taking up professional singing and opera. She was part of a backup group call The Review 20, appeared on shows like Sing Sing Sing, was a vocalist for big names like John Farnham and frequently appeared on Seven. TV identity from the ’80s Margaret Toms at her house in 2013.Her grand country estate at 186 Guanaba Creek Rd was built in 1989 and inspired by a house in Gone With The Wind named Twelve Oaks. Later in life Ms Toms focused her time on creating charity shows for The Smith Family and Life Education. “The Smith Family asked me would I put a show together for their 75th anniversary,” she said. “So I called my friend Tommy Tycho, who was the maestro of Australia at the time, and between us plotted our first show, which was a fundraiser.” MORE NEWS: Mansion snapped up in three days It is called Rembrae Downs.The first event was called An Evening of Stars and was held in February 1998. “I handled all the artists and Tommy handled all the musical arrangements,” Ms Toms said. “We used to hold the rehearsals for all the shows I did for the Smith Family here, there used to be 30 people or more rehearsing around my informal area.“The doors would be open, the music would flow out and echo over the valley and the roof lifting up here with the sound of music.“I came out here to retire but it was the busiest time of my life, the shows would take 12 months to produce.” It is on the market via an expressions of interest campaign.It is the first time the five-bedroom, seven-bathroom property will be offered to the market in its three decade history. The property is affectionately known as Rembrae Downs and backs onto the Coomera River. “It was a home that was planned for family so I hope a lovely family move in and don’t try to change the era this home was built for,” Ms Toms said. “I’ll be downsizing but I’m not going to anything too small because I think I will get claustrophobic.“I’ll probably be in tears for a week if it sells, I don’t really want to leave but I’m not a spring chicken anymore.” The estate is on the market under an expressions of interest campaign through Ray White Prestige Agents Robert Graham and Emma Gregory. 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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 do celebrities organise their pantry? 01:15 The house was inspired by the film Gone with the Wind.center_img Together they held rehearsals and events at the grand Guanaba house.Tommy Tycho is a famed pianist, conductor and composer who work on musical productions for Australian television and recorded the version of Advance Australia Fair that is played at all major events and football games.As a result of the shows, big names from the era all frequented Ms Toms’ lavish abode for rehearsals and gatherings. The people involved included the likes of Gold Logie award winner Barry Crocker, jazz musician James Morrison, TV personality Ita Buttrose, Barry Humphries also known as his alter ego Dame Edna, comedian Bob Hope, singer Shirley Bassey and talk show host Don Lane. The country surrounds are on show throughout the home. The English-style manor is being offered for the first time since it was built in 1989. Tommy Tycho was a close friend of Ms Toms.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa10 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agolast_img

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