Like most Australian cities, Brisbane has its fair share of water features, from water crossing the Riparian Plaza at the waterfront of Eagle Street to ornamental plants at the city's botanical gardens and splash zones across suburbs from South Bank to Springfield Lakes and Redcliffe.
However, it has only been the last three years that the historic water sources in Brisbane were allowed to flow again freely and have been closed down in the wake of one of the worst droughts Queensland has seen in 2000.
Three fountains were reopened by the Brisbane City Council in 2015 with two additional water features and fountains expected to start construction next fiscal year, with their building contracts awarded in the middle of the year according to a BCC statement on the City of Fountain and Water Features Renewal Project.
But some homeowners in Brisbane will not have to wait so long to hear bubbling water with their fountains
A 4 bedroom home on 3 Central Avenue, Deagon – which is on the market at offers over $ 1.5m – has a specially landscaped space reserved for its classic bubbling fountain.
The owners sell the property after 16 years and have made a lot of effort to create their long-term home.
Agent Darren Patrick of Professionals – Sandgate markets it as a "very luxurious" home.
"Your neighbors will roll over your fully landscaped yard with designated areas for the kids with a pool and playground for entertainment within a four-pit outdoor space and for romantic evenings in the rounded round."
Thirteen kilometers from Brisbane CBD, a seven bedroom Georgian-inspired home on 652 London Road, Chandler exudes the old world's elegance.
The fountain of this home has pride at the end of the long driveway, according to Agent Sarah Hackett of Place Bulimba.
"Looking back from London Road, enter through the front gate on a private driveway leading to a tiered fountain, framed by amazing baroque statues and a welcoming port of cochere," was how she marketed it. 19659003] A fountain in front of the front door was also the approach taken on 100 Oriel Road, Clayfield which is put at auction at. 13 on Saturday, May 12th.
The four-bedroom, three-bathroom home is marketed by agent Michael Spork of Ray White – Ascot, describing it as one who should be "considered to be believed".
If you have space and can afford the little maintenance that is involved in a water function, fountain is a great way to add movement to a garden and a general sense of serenity.