Brisbane showstopper’s sale

first_img4 Ivy St, Indooroopilly sold in January.AN Indooroopilly house designed by renowned Brisbane architect Justin O’Neill has changed hands.Surrounded by multi-million dollar mansions, 4 Ivy St sold last month for $1.5 million. 4 Ivy St, IndooroopillyO’Neill, principal of O’Neill Architecture, has won more than 60 awards for his work and was the chair of Brisbane Powerhouse from 2011 to 2016.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 investor8 hours agoVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:33Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. 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 Rate1xFullscreenWeekend Wrap: 18/2/17-19/2/1700:34His project at 4 Ivy St was built in 1999 but is timeless in design, with an extensive amount of glass used to enhance natural light and frame garden views. 4 Ivy St, IndooroopillyThe two-storey three bedroom home, cladded in western red cedar, is on a 609sq m block with dual street frontage.Lori Jones, of Lori Jones Prestige – Indooroopilly, was responsible for the marketing campaign.Ms Jones said the buyers were a couple based in Toowong who had inspected the property three times before signing the contract.“They fell in love with the gardens and the house,” she said.“The brilliance of that property is it’s got beautiful architecture, it’s amazing.“It’s all glass so the gardens are inside the house.”It’s a very unusual house and it really catches your eye.”last_img read more

Spacious family abode on acreage hits the market in Morayfield

first_imgThe kitchen has recently been renovated. Picture: Supplied.The single-storey home has an open-plan kitchen and dining room, living area, games room and family room. The new kitchen has an island bench, stone benchtops, walk-in pantry and gas cooktop. More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019The dining and family rooms open to the back deck. The master bedroom has an ensuite and built-in wardrobe, and four of the remaining bedrooms have built-in wardrobes. The home at 35 Burness Ct, Morayfield. Picture: Supplied.THIS sprawling family home is on a private 8033sq m block with established trees, sheds and large timber deck. Owners Ray and Rona Wall purchased the six-bedroom property at 35 Burness Ct, Morayfield eight years ago. “We bought the home from the original builder and we completely renovated it from one end to another,” Mrs Wall said.“We totally gutted the place and started again — everything is new.“My husband is a cabinet maker and he did the kitchen, bathrooms and wardrobes. “He fully decked out the office and the study, though they are fully removable.” The home is on a private block with established gardens and trees. Picture: Supplied.One of the bedrooms has been set up as a study and also has access to the front porch. The main bathroom has a free standing tub and there is also a separate toilet, sewing room and a laundry with built-in storage.Mrs Wall said the best thing about the home was the space. “The rooms are all large and there is so much storage,” she said. center_img The back deck looks out over the private block. Picture: Supplied.“I also love the back deck — it’s an extension of the home and we use it all year round.” The property comes with two powered sheds, extended double garage, bitumen driveway, chook pen and veggie patch. The block is fully-fenced and has manicured gardens and a 10,000L water tank.“It’s very quiet and peaceful, and there is just so much space,” Mrs Wall said. “It’s perfect for a family or someone with a big extended family who come to visit.” The home is being marketed by Leanne Kroes or Remax Platinum.last_img read more

LA Dodgers have reasons to believe they’re prepared for playoffs

first_imgFor the first time ever, the Dodgers will participate in a third consecutive postseason (use all the asterisks you want; one-third of the 30 MLB teams get there these days). The rush has been replaced by a professional tranquility. “Guys are trying to get healthy, get themselves ready physically,” said Tim Wallach, the Dodgers’ bench coach, “and I think that’s the biggest thing, because, mentally, I think we’re going to be prepared as we possibly can be.”So there are more reasons to believe than disbelieve this time. That is not to say the Dodgers will make their first World Series since 1988, but they should be more difficult to beat.For one thing, they won’t have to play St. Louis, at least not initially. There’s a bad vibe there, similar to the psychic hammer the Red Sox used to wield over the Angels, who did beat Boston in the 2009 Division Series.Left-handed St. Louis hitters drove in 13 runs against left-handed Dodgers pitchers in last year’s four-game Division Series. That is why “win probability” deserves the delete button. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Dodgers didn’t appreciate the contrasts with the Cardinals. They didn’t think it was a simple matter of a rich, bloated, distracted bunch of Hessians getting outfoxed by a brave, homegrown battalion of experts in the fine print of baseball. But the Dodgers did a lot to become more Cardinal-like in the subsequent months, with an eye toward this October.Defense is No. 1. The Dodgers have 71 errors this year, second-best in the National League. They had 107 last year, second-worst in the league. That does not tell the whole defensive story, of course, but Hanley Ramirez is no longer at shorstop and Yasiel Puig won’t be in right field, barring a very quick recovery.“There’s no question we’re a lot more fundamnetally sound team than we were last year,” Wallach said.“It’s been nice to play the kind of defense we’ve played, to let Kersh (Clayton Kershaw) and Greink (Zack Greinke) go out and pitch their games and not make them have to get extra outs,” Justin Turner said. “Overall, I think it’s just a more mature group, consdiering the experience we’ve had in the playoffs.”Don Mattingly and the front office have a painful week ahead. They must decide how to squeeze 25 playoff players out of the 35 or so functional players available. But the flip side is better depth. There will be times when Mattingly gets to the ninth inning in a tie game and will have, say, Chase Utley, Corey Seager and Scott Van Slyke available for pinch-hitting. Not bad.Seager’s absolute insistence on causing a roster problem could nudge the Dodgers over the top. Combined with Howie Kendrick’s recovery from hamstring problems, it gives L.A. untold flexibility in the infield, and that isn’t counting Kiké Hernandez, who is also on the mend and at one point was the Dodgers’ starting center fielder.The Dodgers haven’t clinched anything yet, of course, and they’re in tight quarters with the Mets over who gets home-field advantage in the Division Series. That could mean Greinke or Kershaw pitching a deciding Game 5 in Dodger Stadium, so it isn’t trivial.And, yeah, there’s the part about the bullpen and the No. 3 starter. But every team has unasnwered questions.As reliever J.P. Howell said recently, “We weren’t as mentally tough in the past. When the going got tough, we tried too hard. We didn’t get scared, but we changed.”Nobody seems scared of the Dodgers anymore. That, too, may change.center_img In Toronto and Houston and Flushing, N.Y., the playoffs can’t get here fast enough. In Los Angeles, they’ll get here when they’re supposed to.First-time frenzy is impossible to duplicate. Also hard to control. It’s been nearly a generation since the Blue Jays, Astros and Mets have been so good, so late. None of those fan bases were counting on this. It’s Boxing Day every day at Rogers Centre, and Houston and New York are savoring every minute.• Photos: Arizona Diamondbacks defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-0 MLBThe Dodgers have been through that. They rode the wave in 2008, when Manny Ramirez fell into their lap, and then they crashed into the rocks. Same thing in 2013, when the city was inebriated on the promise of new, baronial ownership and then the arrival of Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Josh Beckett, with palm fronds. All that buzz was drowned by the hissing showers in a silent clubhouse in St. Louis, sounds that were duplicated 12 months later.last_img read more