Brisbane’s $2m reno house sells for more than double that

first_imgOne of the bathrooms at 24 Bailey St, New Farm, after the renovations. Picture: The kitchen at 24 Bailey St, New Farm, before the renovations. Picture: More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours agoThe home at 24 Bailey St, New Farm before renovations. Picture: The home at 24 Bailey St, New Farm, after renovations. Picture: by Shane Marsh Architects, developer Strathallan spared no expense creating a house for the modern family, based around integrated living areas all on one level spanning 480 sqm.The office, laundry, kitchen, living and dining areas all connect through a single 14 metre, floor to ceiling glass door to the backyard. The kitchen at 24 Bailey St, New Farm, after the renovations. Picture: features include Vzug kitchen appliances, a Vintec wine fridge, a self-opening dishwasher, in-ceiling speakers, a steam room shower, automated blinds and curtains and even a fireman’s pole.Recent comparative sales include 579 Lower Bowen Terrace, New Farm, which fetched $4.8 million and 53 Mountford Road, New Farm, which sold for $3.3 million. One of the bedrooms at 24 Bailey St, New Farm, before the renovations. Picture: The home at 24 Bailey St, New Farm after renovations. Picture: facade and roof pitch are all that remain of the original 1930 Queenslander at 24 Bailey Street after undergoing a major renovation estimated to be worth around $1.9 million.Records show the property last sold for $1.5 million in July 2015.It is now under offer for $4.02 million.The home was marketed by Scott Darwon and Robert Freeman of Ray White New Farm. BRISBANE FIXER-UPPER SELLS FOR $1.1M HAMPTONS HAVEN BY THE RIVER GARDEN LANDS HOME $1.82M One of the bedrooms at 24 Bailey St, New Farm, after the renovations. Picture: you’ll find a no-mow lawn, built-in Weber BBQ, outdoor wood burning fire place, outdoor shower and heated pool.The property has a bigger than average 20 metre frontage and is on a 607 sqm elevated block — big for New Farm. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE The bathroom at 24 Bailey St, New Farm, before the renovations. Picture: This renovated home at 24 Bailey St, New Farm, has sold for $4.02m. Picture: nearly $2 million on a renovation has paid off for the vendors of a property dubbed ‘New Farm’s greatest family home’, with the house going under contract for more than double that.What was once a rundown, pre-war character house was transformed into a five-bedroom, three-bathroom masterpiece.last_img read more

Kyle Lafferty gives the squad belief – Michael O’Neill

first_img Lafferty has not featured for Norwich so far this season due to a knee injury and has had less than a week of first-team training. But he took his tally in Euro 2016 qualifying to seven in eight games when he belted home from close range deep into added time to keep his country top of Group F with a crucial point. Lafferty has been the shining light in a remarkable campaign for O’Neill’s fifth seeds, but the manager was ready to give him a well-earned breather shortly before Hungary opened the scoring following Michael McGovern’s dreadful handling error. It was a decision he had wrestled with and it was duly junked as soon as the hosts were chasing the game. “We were taking Kyle off at 0-0 but by the time we were ready to make the change it was 1-0 and it suddenly changed,” said O’Neill. “Kyle hasn’t played a single minute of club football this season, or in pre-season, and he was really struggling. “We just felt he couldn’t give us any more. “But the thing about taking off Kyle is you’re taking off your talisman. “If I’m the opposition manager I’m happy to see Kyle going off so we didn’t want to give them that hope or satisfaction. “At 1-0 it was essential to keep him on the pitch. He treaded water for the last 20-25 minutes but he was there at the right time. Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill admitted he almost withdrew Kyle Lafferty before he had the chance to continue his scoring streak with a dramatic equaliser against Hungary. “He gives the squad belief and there’s no greater testament to that than what we saw tonight.” Northern Ireland’s belated escape was all the more unlikely given Chris Baird’s dismissal in the 82nd minute. The midfielder, who had excelled all evening, was controversially given two bookings for fouls in the same phase of play. The referee logged one caution having waved play on, then added a second when Baird dived in late seconds later. But O’Neill was not happy about that, arguing Baird was unaware he had already been placed on notice. “In my whole time in football I’ve never seen a player booked twice in that situation,” he said. “There’s no doubt he should be booked for the second tackle but he doesn’t know he’s been booked for the first instance. “If he knows he’s being booked for the first he won’t make the second tackle. “In playing the advantage and not telling the player (he’s been booked)…I just think it’s a really unusual decision. “I can’t pretend I know the rules well enough to say if it’s legitimate or not but I think it’s a very, very harsh decision. “For a player to be sent off like that could have cost us a place at the finals.” O’Neill had spent the past three days fielding questions about the prospect of Northern Ireland guaranteeing their place in France on the 10th anniversary of their famous 1-0 defeat of England. At times it felt that was their destiny and t he 10,000 fans who crammed into a Windsor Park stadium in a state of partial reconstruction came to see just that. But O’Neill, for one, was in no mood to feel deflated having banked another vital point. “It’s slightly unrealistic for us to be disappointed not to qualify after eight games, let’s be honest,” he said. “I don’t think Spain are qualified yet so I think we’re doing okay to still be in the mix. “We’re in a great position. If you offered us a four-point gap over third place with two games to go, of course we’d have taken that.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Daniels: Grateful Red impacted by latest ticket change

first_imgWhile the UW men’s basketball season may still be nearly two months away from its regular season opener at the Kohl Center Nov. 11, it’s already that time of year again for UW students to reserve their spots in the Grateful Red student section for the 2012-2013 season.Since its first season in 1998, the Kohl Center has had the pleasure to boast a 2,100-seat student section extending from the floor to the nosebleeds on the south end of the court as part of a stadium seating capacity of over 17,000. That makes the Kohl Center one of the bigger college basketball venues in the country. And since the Grateful Red’s inaugural season in 2002 – when the student section was renamed after previously being called “Mr. Bennett’s Neighborhood” before former head coach Dick Bennett’s resignation during the 2000-2001 season – it has been just that: a hostile environment for any team brave enough to play there.To illustrate how overwhelming a place like the Kohl Center can be: Since Bo Ryan’s first game coaching the Badgers in 2001, the team has gone an unbelievable 166-15 (yes, you read that right) at home, giving the Badgers at the Kohl Center the fourth-best winning percentage in all of NCAA Division I basketball as of 2011.Unfortunately, the intimidating presence of the Grateful Red may not be quite so intimidating in future seasons.Division I college basketball attendance at home games has been in a slow decline across the country since the 2008 season, and while UW men’s basketball tickets have still managed to sell out regularly during that span, many team’s tickets – especially student tickets – increasingly go unused each year.In response to the disturbing trend, the UW Athletic Department has tried multiple strategies to once again fill the student section to the rafters over the last few years – including a shift to half-season ticket packages, the creation of a winter break package and many free giveaways, like free shirts, throughout the season – with varying degrees of success.This year, though, when tickets went on sale to students early this morning at 7:30, they came with one major change from last year’s ticket plan: a return to one massive ticket package, containing a whopping 15 home games throughout the season, priced at $150.From a ticket-selling standpoint, the return to one package initially might seem like a smart move by the UW Athletic Department. The die-hard fans who were awake early this morning to get the limited tickets – the new plan creates half as many season tickets as in past years – are more likely to consistently go to games, but it also leaves questions for the future of the Grateful Red this season and beyond.By returning to the old format of just one package, with the ability to add on a four-game winter break package for $40 more, the athletic department magnified the pressure on the students to make sure the Grateful Red is filled during each game this season.While before it was fairly easy to attend seven to nine games a season by purchasing one of the two season ticket packages, now any student who buys tickets this year will be faced with attending every one of the 15 home games. This becomes a daunting task when many of the games fall on weeknights and coincide with midterms and finals.As a result, many tickets will likely go unused if students choose not to use, or can’t manage to sell, their unwanted tickets. It’s a phenomenon that could leave sections 114 through 117 emptier than usual this winter.Still, while this most certainly doesn’t mean Wisconsin will host talented teams like Michigan Feb. 9 or Ohio State Feb. 17 in front of an empty student section, many of the non-marquee games may experience a dip in student attendance simply because UW students don’t have time to go to so many games in a single season.The continuation of the winter break ticket package again this year has the potential to be an even more damaging effect that this ticket plan could have on student attendance and the team’s performance. The winter break package, which gives students the option to avoid having to try to sell games during the month-long winter break, can be particularly useful for students who return home or are out of town during break, but it also discourages students from going to those games altogether if they don’t already have the money invested in tickets to winter break games.If last year’s winter break package experiment was any indication, the Badgers could be in for rough winter break again this season if the student section continues to have low winter break attendance.Out of five home games included in the winter break package last year, the Badgers lost two – including an unexpected loss to an Iowa Hawkeyes team that finished with a measly 3-9 record away from home in 2011-2012 – on their way to four total home losses for the season.So, despite the almost unreal success the Badgers have had at home over the last decade, if Bo’s most dependable sixth man, the Grateful Red, can no longer provide the intimidating environment fans have become accustomed to at the Kohl Center, that impressive record may be put to the test more frequently in the coming season and beyond.Nick is a junior majoring in journalism. Do you agree or disagree with the UW Athletic Department consolidating the ticket packages? Let him know at [email protected]last_img read more

Photos: Beauty and fun of Accra Milo Marathon

first_imgThe 2016 edition of the annual Accra Milo Marathon this week crowned Corporal Alhaji Kassim Yakuub in the male adult category race and Ms Elizabeth Azure from the Upper East Region winning the female category award.The Marathon saw the participation of over 10,000 athletes competing in three different categories; 42.2km race for adults, 15km race for U-15 school children and 5km fun run for the family.Being a major event on the sporting calendar in Ghana for nearly three decades, the Accra Milo marathon has become the choice for both professional and amateur athletes to shape their career for international competitions.The colorful and biggest athletic event has a wonderful display of chorography by school children was put up as part of the closing ceremony.Speaking at the closing ceremony, the Managing Director of Nestlé Ghana, Freda Duplan said, “Nestle will continue to inspire the youths to get into sports. We believe sport has a unique ability to help instill life values such as hard work, responsibility, fair play, discipline, perseverance and team spirit in them.”                                       last_img read more

Swimming School for Pupils from Municipality Centar started

first_imgThe first group of primary school pupils from the Municipality Centar started with a free summer school of swimming at the Olympic pool Otoka from Monday, June 22nd. For this sports project for primary school pupils, the Municipality Centar has allocated 8.000 BAM.The swimming school is led by the teachers of physical education Adis Musanovic and Mirza Pasic, from the Centre for Sports and Recreation. The first group is consisted of 29 pupils of third and fourth grades from 11 elementary schools from Centar.‘’Children spend two hours a day at the pool, where we teach them the basics of swimming. The first shift ends on Friday, June 26th, the second shift has the term from June 29th to July 3rd, and the third group of pupils is scheduled from July 6th to 10th. Since there is a large number of children in shifts, we have hired another physical education professor registered at the Employment Service of the Sarajevo Canton’’, said Musanovic.As planned, 105 children aged from third to sixth grade will pass this free swimming school that is traditionally being organized by the Municipality Centar in cooperation with the Public Institution Center for Sports and Recreation. Transport is organized for the students of the summer swimming school.The project aims to enable students to take advantage of the leisure time during the summer vacation for sports activities and to, under the expert guidance of  the professors of physical and health education, acquire and master the basic elements of swimming, it was announced from the Municipality Centar.(Source: read more