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Final homes selling at Amber by Living Gems
Amber by Living Gems

Final homes selling at Amber by Living Gems

Amber by Living Gems is nearly sold out, with only four homes remaining Amber by Living Gems Sales Manager Tameeka Manson said after just three and a half years, sales at the resort were about to draw to a close. “For buyers who are ready for a simply lifechanging move, this is the last chance to buy a brand-new home. It’s so exciting to see Amber by Living Gems almost fully sold and to have the privilege of watching this lovely community come together over the past few years,” she said. In addition to two premium single-storey homes, two exclusive double-storey homes remain – the 230.45 sqm Stanley design. The single-storey homes offer options for two and three bedrooms and between 186.69 sqm and 239.66 sqm of living space. Designs include the stunning Noosa – which is on a highly sought-after perimeter corner block with a huge yard and gorgeous garden, and the York, a special RV home with a big yard and no...
Final homes selling at Amber by Living Gems
Safeguarding the environment
Amber by Living Gems

Safeguarding the environment

Sustainability key to a healthy future for all Sustainability is the ability to maintain or support a process continuously over time, and that is exactly what Amber by Living Gems homeowner Sharon Martin strives to achieve every day within her own environment. The mother of six children and grandmother of six, who is originally from Wollongong, south of Sydney, believes caring for the environment and adopting daily sustainable practices, is the greatest gift anyone can give to future generations. “We need sustainability for our health and the good of the environment, and taking action now is going to be so important for our children, their children, and families in the future,” she said. Sharon, 58, said practicing environmental sustainability helps to preserve our natural resources and uphold the ecological balance, all while safeguarding the welfare of both present and future generations. “Communities like ours that incorporate sustainable practices can benefit from cleaner water and air, and reduced exposure to toxins, which can ultimately lead to...
Building beautiful memories
Living Gems Caboolture

Building beautiful memories

Caboolture residents reflect on seasons of change Over 46 years of marriage Chris and Judy Reilly have only shifted home three times and they say the move to Living Gems Caboolture Riverfront has been the best. “We’ve lived in Brisbane’s western suburbs, then moved to Scarborough, and seven-and-a-half years ago, to here at Living Gems Caboolture Riverfront,” said Judy. “We just love it here and our daughter agrees that it’s been the best move we’ve made.” The Reillys were among the first people to move into Living Gems Caboolture Riverfront. “We were still looking for the right over-50s lifestyle community when we put our home on the market,” said Chris. “That sold very quickly – within a couple of days – so we needed somewhere we could move into straight away.” That led them to Living Gems Caboolture Riverfront which was under construction. At the time, only the entry boulevard and a display home had been completed. “It was mostly muddy paddocks back then! We had to...
Embrace all things green in Logan City!
Amber by Living Gems

Embrace all things green in Logan City!

It is easy to be green in Logan, with so many sustainability initiatives and green spaces for residents to use! If you’re looking for some inspiration ahead of World Environment Day, we have some options to explore.   Logan Recycling Market If you value the saying ‘one person’s trash is another person’s treasure’, you will probably love the Logan Recycling Market. Enjoy browsing the aisles for a one-of-a-kind treasure. Every sale helps charities in the City of Logan Mayor’s Charity Trust. Items for sale include clothing, bric-a-brac, hardware materials, toys, furniture, appliances, bicycles and building materials. Location: 41 Recycle Way, Heritage Park on Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays from 10am to 3pm, excluding public holidays. Details: logan.qld.gov.au/recyclingmarket   Men’s Shed Men’s Sheds are non-profit organisations that aim to improve men’s health, while working on meaningful projects in the company of others. The Logan Men’s Shed has approximately 30 members ranging from 30 to 90 years old. Location: 21-23 Wharf Street, Logan Village Details: Phone 0402 897 900 or visit loganvillagemensshed.com.au/   Run Group Discover Logan’s...
One Pot Baked Beef and Barbecue Beans
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One Pot Baked Beef and Barbecue Beans

  Beef up your winter menu As the winter chill sets in, there’s nothing quite like cosying up with your loved ones over a comforting, hearty meal. Chef Matt Conquest says his One Pot Baked Beef and Barbecue Beans recipe is the perfect solution. The dish is not only simple to whip up but packs a healthy punch, delivering a satisfying kick of spices to tantalise your taste buds. Best of all, using just one pot saves on the washing up too! Ingredients 400 g beef mince 1 medium onion, diced 1 green capsicum, diced 1 tsp herb and garlic seasoning 4 slices bacon, chopped and pan cooked until crisp 1 can beans, Matt recommends a Mexican three-bean mix ½ cup barbecue sauce 1 tbsp Mexican spice or USA-style spice mix(serves 2) Method Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. In a heavy bottom, oven-safe pot (like a Dutch oven) over medium heat, add ground beef, onion, capsicum, garlic seasoning. Cook until the mince is browned. Drain the excess liquid. Add cooked bacon crumbles,...
Empowered
Living Gems

Empowered

Expert energy-saving tips From simple changes around the house to mindful energy consumption habits, there are a range of practices homeowners can adopt to reduce power bills and minimise the strain on the power grid. If you’re looking for some easy, practical tips to put into action straight away, take a look at these seven energy-saving strategies to help empower your household, plus do your bit for a more sustainable future.   Close blinds, curtains and doors during very hot or cold days Sunlight can significantly increase the temperature inside your home. Keep blinds and curtains closed during very hot days, especially during the hottest part of the day, to block out solar heat. The same is true for chilly days when you want to keep warm inside the house.   Use fans strategically Ceiling fans commonly consume less electricity than air-conditioning units and can be effective in cooling down rooms when used correctly during hot days. Ensure they are turned off in unoccupied rooms.   Set air conditioning efficiently If using...
So much to see
Amber by Living Gems

So much to see

Amber’s Open Day a big success Amber by Living Gems was brimming with more than 320 visitors and residents at its highly successful public Open Day. The event gave everyone an opportunity to experience the very best of what the resort had to offer, including a chance to view the beautifully appointed two-storey Stanley display home and the recently opened $10.5-million Country Club with its extensive array of first-class facilities. Tours of the display home were conducted throughout the day with participants impressed by the high quality of workmanship on show. On what was a beautiful sunny day, guests were equally delighted with the stunning Country Club and its many facilities, which ranged from ten-pin bowling, a golf simulator and magnesium-infused swimming pool to a luxury cinema and hairdressing salon. Chef Matt Conquest served up a delectable range of sweet and savoury treats, including delicious beef patty sliders which proved a big hit. Guests also enjoyed gelato ice cream, soft drink, orange juice and coffee. Resort...
Living ‘gens’ - Two generations call Amber home
Amber by Living Gems

Living ‘gens’

Two generations call Amber home It’s a family affair at Amber by Living Gems with two generations living in the same resort. Robyn Miners and her husband Kevin Adams recently purchased a home at Amber to downsize and be near Robyn’s parents who purchased at the resort in 2022. “I’ve been in Queensland for 30 years, with Mum and Dad still living at Cooma in the Snowy Mountains,” Robyn said. “I never thought they’d move up here but when they put their house on the market, I knew they were serious.” In helping her parents find a suitable home, they found the best value for money at Amber by Living Gems. Her parents, Daphne and Ken, could move into a brand-new home and not have to worry about maintenance. Best of all, it wasn’t too far from Robyn and Kevin, or their granddaughter Savannah, husband Lachie, and their fur-baby Digby. Digby used to stay with Robyn during the day while his parents worked but is now...
The big reveal - Amber by Living Gems Country Club unveiled
Amber by Living Gems

The big reveal

Amber by Living Gems Country Club unveiled Boasting just the right balance of design elements which incorporate space, line, forms, light, colour, texture and pattern, the recently opened $10.5-million Amber by Living Gems Country Club delivers the perfect aesthetic blend for the resort’s stylish new social spaces and facilities. “The design of the Country Club has been meticulously crafted to ensure the fundamental elements work harmoniously to create well-designed interiors that provide spaces that are functional, appealing to the eye, and give a wonderful sense of rest and relaxation,” said Living Gems CEO Adrian Puljich. “Everyone has been watching this amazing venue come together and the finished product is a sight to behold, especially now that the interior design team have finished putting their stamp on it,” he said. “The mid-century modern-inspired look and feel of the interior, with its rich colours of greens and chartreuse, plus walnut and brass finishes, come to the fore throughout. It’s looking amazing.” He said every room provided patrons...
Double the lifestyle
Amber by Living Gems

Double the lifestyle

Luxury over-50s living in new two-storey homes Designed for elevated, luxury over-50s living, Amber by Living Gems’ two-storey homes deliver double the lifestyle. Only five highset homes will be built at the resort, of which two have already been sold, with two design options on offer – the Bowen and Stanley. Amber by Living Gems Sales Manager Lynda Ruddell said the three-bedroom residences boasted between 230 sqm to 233 sqm of living space and featured a generous array of market-leading standard inclusions. “Each of these brand-new homes has been designed with quality and affordability in mind, complemented with standard inclusions that are anything but standard,” she said. “From beautiful kitchens with stylish stone splashbacks, built-in dishwashers and refrigerators to lovely plantation shutters on the front windows, extra-high ceilings and wonderful open-plan living areas, the double-storey homes are sure to impress.” Located in Stage One, within walking distance of the newly opened Country Club, the homes are priced from $855,000. The Bowen two-storey display home Modern, three-bedroom home ...