A former cop shop with a new-age redesign sells for nearly $2 million

first_imgTRANQUIL: Peaceful inner city living.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours agoAuctioneer Haesley Cush said anything that close to the city would generate a bit of interest, but that the “quirky factors” of the home helped it get a higher price. “There are some people here today that probably wouldn’t have been in the market if it wasn’t for this home,” he said. “You get some indication in a market of what a house on this block with this many bedrooms should sell for but that extra bit for the quirkiness makes it hard to pick.” It would be hard to tell it was once a police station.Things were much further south when an auction for a riverfront home in Indooroopilly failed to register a single bid, apart from the vendor bid.The four-year old home at 10 Twigg St, Indooroopilly had five bedrooms across its three-storeys.The auctioneer tried to push the price above the $2 million vendor bid, but none of the registered bidders were willing to bid at that price. GOING GONE: Bidders pushed the price to nearly $2 million.He said that a less visually interesting home in the same area could go for around $1.5 million“But there have been other houses across the street that have sold for $1.8 million, but with a different elevation,” he said. center_img REAL ESTATE: There is a lot going on behind the red door.IN ANOTHER time people would have done everything to stay out of 194 Arthur St, but these days the immaculately restored former police station is hot property.About 30 people crowded around the backyard of the Fortitude Valley home yesterday morning when the former police station went under the hammer. The historical building had been converted into a spacious three-storey home that made maximum use of the 465 sqm block.Throughout the marketing campaign plenty of groups had looked through the home, which included a handmade clay bathtub and blackbutt timber floors. After bidding started at $1.2 million, a young woman beat three other registered bidders with her price of $1.815 million.last_img read more

Obiora: I had a wonderful experience with Benitez at Inter Milan

first_img Promoted ContentThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson10 Disney Characters Who Would Make Great Role ModelsThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldCan You Recognize These Cute Celeb Baby Faces?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?6 Amazing Shows From The 90s That Need A Reboot Right Now8 Things You Didn’t Know About CoffeeA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs The Nigeria international joined the Nerazzuri in 2009 and started with the youth team before making his maiden appearance for the first-team in the Champions League against the Premier League side at White Hart Lane. Obiora came on as a 53rd-minute substitute for Ghana’s Sulley Muntari in the encounter that ended 3-1 against the Serie A visitors. The 28-year-old struggled for first-team action at Inter Milan, playing just five matches – two league games and three Champions League matches – before joining Parma in January 2011. Despite the short spell at Inter, Obiora said he enjoyed his time in Milan where he won the Italian Super Cup and the Fifa World Club Cup in 2010. “Yes, looking back on my time at Inter Milan it was a wonderful experience for a young player coming all the way from Africa to play and be involved at a major club like Inter Milan,” Obiora told World Football Index. “I enjoyed every single minute of it and every bit of it. I have lots of special memories during my time there but the most special one has to be my first Champions League match against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane in London that certainly is right up there in terms of highlights in my career so far.” Boavista midfielder, Nwankwo Obiora, has picked his Champions League debut against Tottenham Hotspur as his most special memory at Inter Milan. Loading… The former Heartland and Wikki Tourist midfielder has enjoyed a nomadic career in Europe, playing across five countries and nine clubs. When quizzed about his best manager ever, the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations picked former Liverpool and Real Madrid manager Rafa Benitez because of the lessons and advice he gave him. “That is a tough question. I have had lots of good managers over the years and good coaches too, but the manager who I hold very dear to my heart is Rafa Benitez at Inter Milan,” he continued. “He was the one who took me from the youth team to the first team of Inter Milan and he taught me many things and gave me lots of good advice in such a short period of time too. read also:Ex-Eagles star shares picture of himself in self isolation “The things that he taught me are always in my head and I have brought them with me throughout my career. “Of all the big managers and good coaches I have encountered in my career, he has certainly played a key role in my development.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Russell passes 500 runs, Pooran shines in KKR  defeat

first_imgMOHALI, India (CMC) – All-rounder Andre Russell blasted a cameo to become only the third player this season to pass 500 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL) as his Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) kept their playoff hopes alive with a seven-wicket win over Chris Gayle’s King Punjab.Chasing a tricky 184 at the I.S Bindra Stadium here yesterday, KKR reached their target with 18 balls to spare to move into fifth place on the eight-team table, while Kings XI suffered elimination.The run chase was propelled by opener Shubman Gill who stroked a responsible unbeaten 65 off 49, while adding 62 for the first wicket with Australian Chris Lynn whose quick-fire 46 came off just 22 deliveries.Gill also put on 38 for the second wicket with Robin Uthappa (22) and a further 50 off 26 balls for the third wicket with Russell who struck 24 off 14 balls.The big-hitting Russell, who will represent West Indies later this month at the ICC 50-overs World Cup in England, lashed a brace of fours and sixes before perishing in the 15th over when he holed out to square leg off seamer Mohammed Shami.Russell now has 510 runs for the season at an average of nearly 64, joining Australian David Warner (692) and Lokesh Rahul (522) in the 500-run club.Left-hander Nicholas Pooran, also a member of West Indies’ World Cup squad, extended his decent form with 48 off 27 deliveries as Kings XI, sent in, reached 183 for six off their 20 overs.Englishman Sam Curran smashed 55 not out off 24 balls while Mayank Agarwal chipped in with 36 from 26 deliveries.Gayle (14) fell cheaply for the second match in a row to leave Kings XI on 22 for two in the fifth over but Pooran came to his side’s rescue, belting three fours and four sixes as he added 69 for the third wicket with Agarwal.He was eventually dismissed in the 11th over, finding the lap of deep mid-wicket off off-spinner Nitish Rana.Russell finished with one for 29 from his three overs of pace while off-spinner Sunil Narine went wicket-less from four overs which also cost 29 runs.last_img read more