It has been a happy home for the Olympic swimmer. Lisa Curry and her husband Mark Tabone, but now, after a series of family tragedies, they have decided to sell their refuge in Queensland.
The couple bought a 26-hectare former horse farm in Crohamhurst on the Sunshine Coast in 2017 and converted it into a wellness retreat and private mountain hideaway.
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For five years it was a personal sanctuary for the couple, but also offered wedding and event services.
And it’s where Curry wrote his recent memoirs and built his wellness company, Happy Healthy You.
But a series of deaths in the family has led the couple to rearrange their priorities.
Curry’s daughter with Grant Kenny, Jaimi, died in 202033 years old, after a long battle with alcohol addiction and eating disorders.
Eighteen months later, Curry’s mother, Pat, died at the age of 86.
The loss of his daughter and mother within two years prompted Curry’s desire to reassess his life goals.
“It’s not until you lose family that you realize more than anything that life is short, so it’s important to live it well with the people you love the most,” he said recently. News from the Costa del Sol.
Curry said he wanted to spend as much time as possible with his son Jett and daughter Morgan, who has three young children.
Tabone, an Elvis impersonator, has four grown children, including a daughter who also lives on the Sunshine Coast.
“The first 30 years of my life were spent swimming and training,” Curry said.
“I spent the next 30 years raising a family and working, and now, this is the beginning of the next 30 years of my life, so I think it’s time for (us) to enjoy life together.
“Between 60 and 75 years old … you have to be active and go and do things.
“For a couple like us who have been working their whole lives, we have been talking about what we want to do for the rest of our lives.
“It includes traveling, taking care of ourselves and taking care of ourselves so we can stay active and adventurous.
“Being a funny grandma requires that.”
Curry said whoever bought the four-bedroom Queenslander would be “very happy.”
“This is a beautiful place to work as a business, or a beautiful place to retire, or just to be in nature, have land around you and just play with your passions,” he said.
Curry added that they would look to move closer to the sea, but Tabone said they had bittersweet feelings about moving forward.
“The name of the property is a combination of our names, which is ‘Mali’: Mark and Lisa,” Tabone said.
“We’ve been here for five years and Lisa’s dream was to have a retreat space.
“We have achieved the dream and since the tragedy in your family with the loss of Jaimi… I guess the priorities have changed.”
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