Docklands developments command top dollar

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This once wildly colourful home has been transformed to a serene retreat

first_img89 Stuartholme Rd, BardonWhen Khylee Rodwell first laid eyes on her Bardon home, it exuded a Mexican look. But the interior stylist with Omkara Interiors didn’t take long to embark on a mission to revamp the home’s orange and green walls.“I completely changed the entire house,” Mrs Rodwell said.She has lived at the now three-level property for 10 years and said together with her partner, a tech and training captain with a major airline, they renovated the home inside and out.With a professionally installed cricket pitch and practice net, and a 12 metre pool and poolside cabana, the home at 89 Stuartholme Rd, is impressive. 89 Stuartholme Rd, BardonWhile the swimming pool has always been there, Mrs Rodwell said she gave it a new American-style look by building the cabana which comes off the dining area.“It’s one of my favourite places, just looking out to the gardens,” she said.“It’s so elegant and relaxed.” 89 Stuartholme Rd, Bardon“The rooms are quite expansive and everyone has a private space between the large bedrooms and the large verandas.”Another standout feature of the home is a large concealed wine cellar.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours ago“That was my idea,” Mrs Rodwell laughed. 89 Stuartholme Rd, Bardon.The home which is a “great escape”, is still close to the city, Mrs Rodwell said.DETAILS: 89 Stuartholme Rd, Bardon five bed three car 2 bath Agent: Drew Davies, McGrath Estate Agents – New Farm, Auction: August 12, 2.30pmcenter_img Khylee Rodwell at her Bardon home which is for sale. Picture: Mark Cranitch.Mrs Rodwell has two sons, aged 19 and 16, who have enjoyed the comfort of the 1715sq m home.“The 19-year-old is living and working out of home now and my other son is in Year 10 doing cricket training in the mornings, nights and weekends,” she said. “So, the house is begging for another family to move in.”Mrs Rodwell said they installed the Keith Dudgeon cricket pitch for their sons, one who is in the Silver Rookies Squad and a fast bowler for Queensland Uni.“It really is time to move on for us, the kids spend more time out than in,” she said.Mrs Rodwell said they expanded the three-bedroom home into a five-bedder, with all rooms having a breakout area.“I don’t like pokey bedrooms,” she said. 89 Stuartholme Rd, Bardon“There was an area under the house for storage and it begged for a movie-beautiful wine cellar. “You can go in and not come out for hours.”With the aim to give the house a southern charm, Mrs Rodwell added porches, verandas and elegance right through.“You will see statues and fountains throughout that give it that look,” she said.last_img read more

This newly released penthouse, priced at $8M is a showstopper

first_imgDirector at Urbis, Paul Riga said a “take up” at the premium end of the market was evident and something he had noticed in the past 18 months to two years.“We are starting to see new products where buyers are getting their head around high end apartments offering a different lifestyle than a traditional one,” Mr Riga said.“It’s typically downsizers who are moving out of their current residence. There is a quality aspect they want in terms of location, fit and finish.” More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours ago WHY VERTICAL RETIREMENT LIVING IS THE WAY TO GO HERITAGE HOME PART OF DEVELOPMENT The development at 443 Queen Street in Brisbane promises to set a new standard in high-rise homes.“Opportunities for luxury real estate in the Brisbane CBD are limited, prospective residents have the convenience of an inner-city location, together with a world-class design and magnificent amenities in their own building. We are confident this penthouse will be attractive to buyers at the upper end of the market,” Mr Pozzo said. 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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 Rate1xFullscreenBuyers agents’ tips when looking to buy01:26 Inside the stunning $8 million penthouse at 443 Queen Street.The first penthouse sold last year for more than $6 million to a Brisbane local, who plans to move in once the development is completed.Equivalent to $20,000 per square metre, the penthouse is on level 47 and referred to as a “super-home in the sky” and occupies 400sq m of house-size living space.center_img There is a ‘butterfly’-shaped floor plan, allowing increased natural air ventilation throughout.The buyer will also have access to the recreation deck which features a 25m salt water infinity pool, yoga deck and private lounge and dining room with kitchen.Cbus Property CEO Adrian Pozzo is expecting buyer interest to be strong.With penthouses in Brisbane currently equating to just three per cent of the market, the preference for larger apartments continues to dominate. In the last quarter (up to June 2019), apartment sales in Brisbane were up 73 per cent, Mr Pozzo said. Are The Block tradies working for a bargain? The 443 Queen Street development has continued to attract interest from local and interstate buyers with more than 70 percent of apartments already sold.And to celebrate the release of the final penthouse, Cbus Property has partnered with Brisbane-based interior designer Anna Spiro, who will work with the buyer to design the penthouse throughout.*For more, check out Saturday’s glossy HOME and Realestate magazine, on stands tomorrow. Follow us on Facebook. The final penthouse has been released to the market at 443 Queen Street with a price tag of $8 million.The most expensive apartment to be released off-the-plan in Brisbane this year is now available for sale, priced at a whopping $8 million.The penthouse is the second of only two in Australia’s first, subtropical-designed building – 443 Queen Street. MORE:WHY THE TREND TOWARDS ‘SPOOLS’ IS HEATING UP 443 Queen St, a new sub-tropical development.Designed by WOHA and Brisbane-based Architectus, 443 Queen St is believed to be the most environmentally-friendly developments in Australia, featuring more greenery than any other apartment building in the country.The four-bedroom penthouse, each with private ensuites, includes four car spaces with an electric vehicle charging station, three separate balconies and 3m high ceilings. last_img read more

Marine Power Systems Secures Grant for Wind-Wave Tech

first_imgMarine Power Systems (MPS) has secured GBP 4.3 million by the European Regional Development Fund to accelerate the development of DualSub, a technology that combines floating offshore wind and wave energy.The funding, part of a GBP 6.2 million project under the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership scheme, will enable MPS to kick off an extensive program of work on DualSub, which it launched earlier this year.The UK company stated that R&D of its wave energy device WaveSub brought to the development of DualSub, which captures both wave and wind energy, as well as WindSub, which captures only wind energy.Initial tests revealed MPS’ approach could provide a strong, stable platform on which a turbine could be installed, enabling the simultaneous capture of wave and wind energy from the ocean, thus leading to the development of the two devices.Both DualSub and WindSub have completed prototype stability tests, computational simulation and cost of energy modeling.MPS said that positive results have led to the acceleration of the development of both devices and the ERDF funding will allow moving through a significant program of work to a point of demonstrator sea-testing, before progressing to commercial readiness in 2023.“Following extensive testing and computational modelling over the last year, we’ve produced some hugely encouraging results regarding the potential viability of DualSub as a combined wave and floating offshore wind technology,” said Dr. Graham Foster, Chief Technical Officer at MPS.“This funding from the ERDF comes at a perfect time and will enable the MPS team to progress with the next phase of research, design and testing for DualSub in 2020.”last_img read more

Verna Craven

first_imgVerna F. Craven, 93 of Milan, passed away Sunday May 29, 2016 at Ripley Crossing in Milan. Verna was born Friday March 2, 1923 in Dearborn County, IN the daughter of Charles and Hazel (Hehe) Naegele. She married Warren Craven April 25, 1943 and he preceded her in death January 7, 2002. She was a member of the Milan First Baptist Church. She worked at Milan Health and Hospitality Center until she retired in 1984. Verna enjoyed quilting, sewing, baking cakes for special occasions for the family, canning, gardening, avid reader, family said she was a farm wife without having a farm, and spending time with her family.Verna is survived by Daughters: Phyllis (Ralph) Joerger of Guilford; Melissa (Mike) McMannon of Independence, Ky; brothers: Dale Naegele of Fairmount, West Virginia, John Naegele of Batesville; sister: Mary Cheshire of FL.  2 Grandchildren: Allan (Heidi) Thompson and Jennifer (Jim) Hunger. 5 Great-Grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband Warren Craven and one son Mike Craven, 2 brothers: Carl and Lloyd “Chip” Naegele.Funeral services will be Thursday June 2, 11AM at Laws-Carr-Moore  Funeral Home, Milan with pastor Harris Long officiating.   Burial will follow in Craven Cemetery south of Milan. Visitation will be Wednesday 6-8PM at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to Milan Library, Cancer Fund, or Heart Fund.  Go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.  Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, 707 South Main St. PO Box 243, Milan, Indiana 47031. 812-654-2141last_img read more

Jeffrey wraps up ‘Radical’ weekend in Barbados

first_imgFORMER Caribbean motoracing Champion Kristian Jeffrey returned to winning form last weekend as the Suzuki Challenge series SR3 recommenced in Barbados.Jeffrey, who flew out last Thursday joined up with his father Kevin before returning to radical action at the Bushy Park raceway.Speaking exclusively to Chronicle Sport, Jeffrey said, ‘It felt good to start the year with strong performances.Jeffrey took four first place finishes and a third to finish the weekend as the winter cup champion.”“The car was giving problems, but with the help of my Top Power Team and Orry Hunte; we got the car setup down and I felt a lot more comfortable and was able to qualify on the front row both days. I believe this helped a lot for positioning as everyone was in milliseconds within each other. Lots of great racing.”Qualifying second on the grid, the Guyanese produced an effortless drive over the 15 lap even to come in one and a half second ahead of Suleman Esuf and a further quarter second away Mark Maloney.Starting the second race on Saturday in P3, the Guyanese maintained that position to pick up another vital podium position and secure the much needed points for the series.In the third race of the day, he started P2 before moving his way into the top spot more than a second ahead of Esuf and Sean Maloney respectively.Returning on Sunday, Jeffrey came back into his stride by firstly qualifying on pole before decimating the competition, racing from flag to flag and finishing ahead of the Maloney brothers, Stuart and Sean.Race two saw him starting sixth. On the charge and pushing ahead, Jeffrey quickly moved up to fourth before a racing incident involving himself, Sean Maloney and Stuart Maloney put him off track. He returned to finish seventh.In the final race of the weekend, the Guyanese again finished ahead of the curb to wrap up an exciting weekend in the land of the flying.last_img read more

Froome on brink of fourth Tour de France triumph

first_imgMARSEILLE, France (Reuters) – Chris Froome all but wrapped up a third consecutive Tour de France triumph as he outpaced his rivals in the penultimate-day time trial won by Maciej Bodnar on Saturday.Last to go, the Team Sky rider was the third quickest of the 167 to tackle the 22.5-km course that started and finished in Marseille’s Velodrome soccer stadium — extending his lead to 54 seconds going into Sunday’s ceremonial ride into Paris.Providing Froome avoids any calamities on the 103-km trek from Montgeron to the capital he will take his Tour haul to four in the last five years — one behind cycling greats Miguel Indurain of Spain, Belgian’s Eddy Merckx and Frenchmen Bernard Hinault and Jacques Anquetil.Froome, 32, goes on to the Tour honour roll as the first person to win three times in a row since Indurain who was unbeatable between 1991-95.American Lance Armstrong won seven Tour titles from 1999-2005 but was later stripped of them for doping.After surviving this week’s Alpine stages Froome arrived in the historic French port with a slender 23-second lead over France’s Romain Bardet but with perfect weather conditions there were no scares as he produced a scorching ride to finish only six seconds behind Pole Bodnar.Michal Kwiatkowski of Team Sky was second, one second behind his fellow Pole.Bardet was roared on by huge crowds on a course that looped around the Vieux Port but he struggled terribly on the steep hill towards the Basilica Notre-Dame and was almost caught by a charging Froome despite the Briton starting two minutes later.Bardet was only 52nd quickest in the time trial but remained one second ahead of Spain’s Mikel Landa in third place in the overall standings. Colombian Rigoberto Uran hit a barrier but moved above Bardet into second place.last_img read more

2016 BOA LAWYERS’ LEAGUE: Falana Dethrones Agbakoba

first_imgFalana & Falana yesterday defeated Olisa Agbakoba Legal (OAL) 1-0 to emerge the new champions of the 2016 BOA Lawyers’ Football Tournament.In a tension soaked final game at the Astroturf 2000 arena in Ikoyi, Lagos, the lone goal by Akin Dada in the first half was all Falana & Falana needed to dethrone Agbakoba.After a first half that was dominated by OAL, the second stanza was filled with bile as hard tackles on both sides led to caution cards from the two referees in the five-a-side game. With minutes to end of the game, tournament’s top scorer, Falana’s  Tayo Fatusin was sent off for a second yellow card. Moments later, skipper of the side, Stanley was equally sent off. Although another player was introduced to replace Fatusin after three minutes wait.But the team from Ikeja GRA held on resiliently to smile away with the ultimate trophy.Principal Partner of Falana & Falana, Mr Femi Falana (SAN) who watched the proceeds from the stand expressed his happiness with the victory.“This is great, although the officiating of this final was poor, I am happy that both teams that played in the final are human rights advocate. As is normal in every sport, a winner must emerge. I am glad we did,” Falana told THISDAY.Although he admitted to handsomely reward the team, he did not disclose what form it will be. “ That is exclusive for now.”To reach the final, Falana & Falana penultimate weekend defeated Aluko & Oyebode 2-0 in the semi final with Tayo Fatusin and Tony Ajadi’s ninth and 18th-minute goals respectively separating the sides.Falana had similarly sent packing former champions, Lagos State Ministry of Justice (LSMJ) by the same margin with Fatusin also accounting for both goals.In the third place match yesterday, Tayo Oyetibo/Bayo Osipitan defeated Aluko & Oyebode 1-0 to pick the bronze.The Bankole Olumide Aluko Football Tournament (BOA), also known as Lawyers’ League, is held in memory of the late lawyer, Bankole Olumide Aluko, a founding partner in the law firm of Aluko & Oyebode, who passed on 14 years ago. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Layman’s turn: Maryland forward prepares for expanded role as full-time starter

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Claire and Tim Layman tried to convince their son Jake to focus on their respective sports.Tim played baseball at Maine and Claire played basketball there, too. They knew their son had the ability to play either game at a high level. It was only a matter of time until he chose one.“She coached me a lot and was a big part of my basketball world,” Jake Layman said, “and then there was my dad saying I should play baseball.”Layman said he didn’t need to make a decision while growing up. Baseball and basketball were played in different seasons.“But as I got older,” Layman said, “I realized basketball was my calling.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLayman’s decision led him to run alongside some of the country’s best players in his age group, something a bat and glove could have never done.Entering his second year with Maryland, Layman is wading into the prime of his collegiate career. After averaging 5.5 points and starting 17 games last season, the sophomore forward will have an increased role with the Terrapins this season and is certain his familiarity with high-level competition has prepared him for it.“My confidence level is as high as it’s ever been right now,” Layman said, “and I’m feeling good about it.”It was just an intra-squad scrimmage, but the U-17 Boston Amateur Basketball Club was playing at full speed.A consensus top AAU team in the country, BABC was playing in a tournament in Los Angeles and tuning up before the start. Playing defense in the half court, Layman was reminded of how good the team was.When a guard drove into the lane, Layman stepped up to stop the penetration. The guard dished the ball and when Layman turned, another teammate, Nerlens Noel, dunked over him.“Yeah, he just dunked on me,” Layman said laughing. “We had a really good team.”When Layman was a sophomore in high school, his mother Claire, a pragmatist, wanted to gauge how good her son was. She went to Leo Papile, the coach and founder of BABC and former senior director of basketball operations with the Boston Celtics, to see if there was a spot on his team.Impressed, Papile made Layman a role player on a star-studded squad.“His mom wanted to know if her son could really play and he could,” Papile said. “He started out on the bottom of the pile.”That team ended up winning the 10th-grade national championship. By the end of the year, Layman was in the rotation off the bench.With his sights set on playing Division I basketball, Layman embraced the role. While he shined at King Philip Regional (Mass.) High School, it was with Papile and BABC where he made his name.That was where he honed his physical gifts and discovered his natural scoring touch. At the time, Layman was 6 feet 8 inches and 205 pounds, but he was still growing throughout high school and had to deliberately refine his skills to keep up with his physical development.And when he did that, he earned a spot on another loaded roster — the U.S. U-18 national team.In the summer before his freshman season at Maryland, Layman traveled with that team to the FIBA U-18 championship in Brazil.Led by Florida head coach Billy Donovan, the United States earned a gold medal after a 5-0 finish. Layman, once again, came off the bench. He played 12.2 minutes per game and averaged 7.6 points, the fifth most on the team.“There was a ton of great players that I had all heard of before,” Layman said, “and playing with them that summer prepared me for anything I’d face at the next level.”A week before the 2013 season opened, Papile created a hypothetical situation where he pondered Layman’s NBA potential. If Layman were European, Papile said, he would have been drafted in the first round right out of high school.In his freshman season, he was only overtly impressive in flashes. But he worked all summer on his shooting stroke and ball handling, hoping to become more than just the role player he’s always been.“He was a little rocky last year, but when he heated up, he really could stroke it in games,” Maryland guard Nick Faust said during the Atlantic Coast Conference media day. “(Now) he’s just been stroking. So we just try to get him off screens and let him shoot.”Outside of high school basketball, Layman was always a bench player. It didn’t matter that some of the nation’s best programs wanted him. He played sparingly for the U.S. U18 team and never started for BABC.But now he’s nestling into a starting role with the Terrapins, and there’s no question that he chose the right sport.“Jake’s best days are ahead of him,” Papile said. “Here’s a guy with a sparkling basketball resume. Maryland has something going for it with him.” Comments Published on November 7, 2013 at 2:22 am Contact Jesse: jcdoug01@syr.edu | @dougherty_jesselast_img read more

No. 4 Clarkson eases to 5-1 win over Syracuse

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ No. 4 Clarkson (11-1-2, 1-1-2 ECAC) pulled out a 5-1 victory over Syracuse (5-6-1, 3-1-1 College Hockey America) in the second meeting between the two teams this season.Melissa Piacentini became the all-time points leader for SU in the win.Clarkson’s Genevieve Bannon started the scoring for the Golden Knights with her third goal of the season, coming just under three minutes into the first period. Shannon MacAulay’s power-play goal with two minutes remaining in the opening period gave Clarkson a 2-0 lead.The Golden Knights scored twice again in the second period. Olivia Howe’s fifth goal of the season came with nine minutes remaining in the second period, while Clarkson’s Loren Gabel would score 90 seconds later.Clarkson’s Erin Ambrose scored her first goal of the season with 12:39 left in the third period. Cayley Mercer led all players with three points, all on assists.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textClarkson would’ve handed Syracuse its second shutout of the season, if not for Megan Quinn. The sophomore defender scored on the power play with just 31 seconds left in regulation.The Orange returns to Syracuse for its first home game in four weeks. SU will host Cornell on Saturday at 3 p.m. in the first of six homes games to be played at the Oncenter War Memorial Arena. Comments Published on November 10, 2015 at 9:23 pm Contact Chris: cfthomse@syr.edulast_img read more