Grand colonial to test the market in street that’s had its first $2m sale

first_img97 Peary St, Northgate.A 102-YEAR-OLD home on a large block is set to test the market in a street that has just seen its first $2 million sale.The circa-1915 four bedroom, two bathroom, four car space home is on a 1214sq m block at 97 Peary Street, Northgate.Agents Janelle McKenna and Lisa Pearse-Sargeant of Ray White Ascot were marketing it as a “grand colonial” and have it open for inspection from 11 to 11.45am on Easter Saturday. 97 Peary St, Northgate.Entry into the first floor passes through a wraparound sunroom with centre bar windows, with traditional features throughout the house including polished hardwood floors, high ceilings, decorative cornices, leadlight doorway framing and VJ walls. Connected to the sunroom through multiple French doors, the main bedroom boasts two built-in wardrobes. Two of the three surrounding bedrooms also have built-in wardrobes, while servicing these bedrooms are two tiled bathrooms with ample natural light.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home6 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours agoA clever floor plan offers valued separation between formal and informal living areas, combining the formal dining and lounge rooms into one space with an antique chandelier, thick curtains and an original marble fireplace. 97 Peary St, Northgate.At the rear of the house, a spacious kitchen caters to all occasions with a breakfast bar, generous cabinetry and serving window out to a back deck. The stovetop is fitted perfectly within an old brick fireplace. 97 Peary St, Northgate.Back inside are stairs leading down to the ground floor, which houses a large laundry, double garage, a powder room and an impressive storage area with four water tanks totalling 18000L. From the street the house has a welcoming presence with a stone pathway leading to the sunroom, along with a long driveway leading to a separate carport big enough for a boat or caravan.Ms McKenna said the house brought old-world charm and modern living together. “This home is not just rich in character, but also convenience, space and versatility, offering families a treasured place to live and grow only 8km from Brisbane city.” 97 Peary St, Northgate.Adjacent to the cooking space is a living room with a ceiling fan, louvres and timber-framed bi-fold doors opening to the expansive back deck. Featuring remote-controlled blinds, a timber balustrade and views of the property’s gardens and vegetable patch, the deck is ideal for outdoor dining and entertaining. last_img read more

Facebook confession snares illegal immigrant rapist

first_imgSsewagudde denied rape after posting the Facebook messageAn illegal immigrant who confessed on his Facebook page that he had raped a woman has been jailed for four years.John Ssewagudde attacked the 28-year-old at her flat in the Shettleston area of Glasgow last June.The Ugandan-born 21-year-old later posted a message on the social network site saying: “I admit it. I raped you.”Ssewagudde later claimed he had consensual sex with the woman but was convicted of rape following a trial at the High Court in Glasgow last month.The court heard that Ssewagudde, a former charity worker, had been in Scotland illegally after his visitor’s visa expired.Text claimHis parents and sister were killed in a house fire in Uganda last year.Ssewagudde attacked the woman during a visit to her flat on 25 June last year.He was caught after the Facebook entry was found to have been sent via his mobile phone.When giving evidence at his trial, Ssewagudde claimed he had consensual sex with his victim.He also said the woman made him breakfast the morning after the attack and sent him two explicit text messages.Sentencing Ssewagudde, judge Lord Turnbull told him a custodial sentence was inevitable for such a serious offence. Share 19 Views   no discussions News Facebook confession snares illegal immigrant rapist by: – February 18, 2011 Tweet BBC News Share Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more