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

Badgers rip Prairie View A&M in season opener

first_imgJosh Gasser scored 21 points against Prairie View in his debut, good for 2nd best in UW history.[/media-credit]Maybe the holiday season isn’t quite here yet, but nevertheless, the No. 24 Wisconsin Badgers (1-0) received an early gift in their season-opening 99-55 trouncing of the Prairie View A&M Panthers (0-2) Sunday evening at the Kohl Center.Senior forward Jon Leuer led all scorers with 24 points and seven rebounds and junior guard Jordan Taylor contributed 20 points and six assists, but arguably the biggest story for Wisconsin was freshman guard Josh Gasser. The 6-foot-3, 185-lb Port Washington, Wis. native scored 21 points, pulled down nine rebounds (six offensive) and contributed three assists in 26 minutes of playing time.Gasser’s 21 points marked the second-highest point total in a Wisconsin freshman debut, and the team’s 99 points were the most since the Badgers scored 105 against Eastern Illinois in 1995.“If I didn’t [like what I saw], they’d be giving me an examination,” UW head coach Bo Ryan said of Gasser. “He took care of the ball; he made great decisions. People remember the points, but he did some other things pretty well.”After breezing through their exhibition schedule, the Badgers were tested early by the Panthers Sunday, as the halftime score was tight, at 41-31. Wisconsin shot only 36.8 percent from the field in the first half, including 23.5 percent from three-point range. Prairie View A&M, meanwhile, came out hot, knocking down 46.2 percent of their first half shots and sinking more than half of their attempts from behind the arc.“We were a little anxious [in the first half],” Ryan said. “It was heads butting and tough, hard, aggressive play; some shots not going down and the other team hitting some shots. We still got that 40 complete minutes, but our shot selection was better in the second half.”Leuer, in particular, came out red-hot, nailing three consecutive treys to give UW a 9-0 lead from the start. The lead extended to 15-6 with 12:50 remaining before PVA&M hit two shots to come within five points. After two Gasser free throws sandwiched between two Taylor field goals, Wisconsin’s lead hit double digits at 21-11 with 7:30 on the clock.“We were just out there trying to get better; that was the main focus tonight,” Leuer said. “I thought we did that, and that’s been our goal from day one, to just keep getting better. We don’t really ever focus on the numbers.”Indeed, the Badgers got better in the second half. Taylor opened the period with a steal and breakaway layup to put the score at 43-31, and six minutes later, Wisconsin had built a 20-point lead, 59-39 at the 13:56 mark. UW’s lead never sank below 20 for the duration of the game, and it was extended to 40 when Brett Valentyn sunk a three-pointer with 3:09 left to make the score 95-55. After a quick 4-0 run, the game ended 99-55.“I think we played with a higher energy level in the second half,” Taylor said. “John and Tim [Jarmusz] in the locker room, they were in there telling us we need to come out with more intensity; we were a little flat in the first half. In the second half, we just came out; we pushed the ball, we played better defense and it translated into [the win].”While Wisconsin’s shot selection improved in the second half, the bench play was arguably the biggest reason the Badgers outscored the Panthers 58-24. Sophomore forward Mike Bruesewitz – after only playing three minutes in the first half and not taking a shot – was perfect from the field in the second half, connecting on all three of his attempts from behind the arc and hitting one other layup to finish with 11 points. Known for his budding red-orange afro, “Brueser” also provided a significant spark off the bench, pulling down six rebounds and dishing out two assists.“Bruesewitz is a kind of guy who can shot-fake, put it on the floor and get to the glass, pull up or hit wide-open threes when open,” Ryan said.Wquinton Smith and Jarmusz also were solid contributors, filling in the starting lineup spots vacated by the graduated backcourt duo of Trevon Hughes and Jason Bohannon. Smith only scored one point but pulled down five offensive rebounds and picked up three assists, while Jarmusz added two rebounds, two assists and two steals. 6-10 redshirt sophomore forward/center Jared Berggren added seven points and displayed his potential as another three-point marksmen, connecting on one of his four shots from behind the arc. Valentyn finished with six points on two three-pointers, as well.“With what we have this year, we’re going to have to do it by committee, there’s no question,” Ryan said. “We’ve had teams like this before. You’ve got to ham and egg it off of each other enough to get by in some of the games we’re going to be in.”last_img read more

Slow starts still worry Arsenal boss Emery after Wolves draw

first_imgBut the Gunners conceded the first goal for a fourth successive Premier League game and Arsenal manager Emery admitted this was something his side needed to work on.“When you are playing over 90 minutes, the two teams start the game with more intensity,” said the Spaniard.“Little by little over 90 minutes you need to impose your game, your job and your individual quality or physical strength.“In the first half, they (Wolves) were also very good and it was not easy to play against them in the individual duels. Maybe it’s one thing we can improve, but that comes naturally in our work.”Arsenal fell behind to a goal from Ivan Cavaleiro in the 13th-minute that owed much to a mistake by the Gunners’ Granit Xhaka.The Switzerland international has drawn praise for his improved performances this season but Emery said Xhaka, along with the rest of the team, had more to give.– ‘More consistency’ –“He has a big commitment to us and also character,” said the Arsenal manager. “His performance and his quality is good for us.“We need everybody — also for me and for the team — to have more consistency but it’s something that comes with working in our way.“I think the most important thing is to improve little by little with lots of work. I think we are doing it and Xhaka is doing it also.”The Gunners were without Danny Welbeck after the England international broke his ankle in Thursday’s scoreless Europa League draw with Sporting Lisbon.Emery was unable to specify how long the forward would be out but acknowledged the injury was serious.“Danny Welbeck’s injury is a big injury,” he said. “He had an operation on Friday and we spoke with him yesterday (Saturday) and today (Sunday).”“It’s a big injury but the outcome… the doctor can answer that better than me,” he added.Arsenal were exposed by Wolves during the first half before improving after the interval.Both sides had chances to win the game — Wolves substitute Morgan Gibbs-White struck the underside of the bar in added time — and Arsenal had cause to be grateful for a fine display from Bernd Leno, with Emery admitting his side’s attack-minded approach places extra responsibility on the goalkeeper.“We knew that today we needed the goalkeeper with his performance, because when we are taking risks in our attacking moments, it give our opponents the chance to counter-attack,” he said. “Today I thought his performance was good for us.”Leno, meanwhile, dismissed the significance of extending the unbeaten run and was more concerned at dropping two points at home.“I think that is just a statistic. We wanted to win, we just drew and it is a disappointment,” said the keeper after a result that left the Gunners fifth in the table, eight points adrift of leaders Manchester City.Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo was delighted by the way his side ended a run of three defeats.“Coming to the Emirates and playing the way we have played, we should be proud,” he said.“Even when Arsenal got the draw, the best chances are ours. They asked the referee for more time. If we had more time, maybe we would have been better.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan pictured scoring their late equaliser in a 1-1 draw at home to Wolves on Sunday© AFP Daniel LEAL-OLIVASLONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 11 – Unai Emery admitted Arsenal must improve their first-half performances after his side once again fell before recovering to draw 1-1 at hom e to Wolves in the Premier League.Sunday’s result at the Emirates Stadium — secured by Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s 86th-minute equaliser — extended Arsenal’s unbeaten run to 16 games in all competitions.last_img read more