Century old house goes under the hammer

first_imgA Tudor-style home that has been in Charles Rich’s family for more than 100 years is going under the hammer. Photo: MARK CALLEJAA SLICE of Brisbane history will be up for grabs tomorrow when a Tudor-style home at Hamilton goes under the hammer.Brisbane’s first town clerk, Edwin J. Shaw gifted the home site at 36 Rossiter Pde to his son Lionel Vincent Shaw and his bride Cynthia May on their wedding day. The couple’s grandson, Charles Rich said the newlyweds built a small home on the block around 1900. Charles Rich holds his great-grandfather’s watch while standing in the home his grandparents built.Mr Rich said the home was being sold due to circumstances beyond his control but he hoped whoever bough it, would appreciate its history.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019“I hope it goes to someone who will live in it and restore it,” he said. The Rossiter Pde property will be auctioned at 3.30pm on March 18. In keeping with the character theme, a three-bedroom Queenslander in Milton is also going under the hammer on the same day. Lionel and Cynthia Shaw built the Tudor-inspired home at Hamilton more than 100 years ago.“My grandmother (Cynthia) came from Hove in England so they designed the house like the ones from where she grew up,” Mr Rich said. “They even called the house ‘Hove’ in honour of her hometown.” Charles Rich holds the fob watch presented to Edward Shaw by Brisbane council on his retirement after 41 years service.Mr Rich said the three-bedroom property was “very original and solid” and had leadlight windows, dark timber, brass fittings and distinctive small eaves.“There’s a great little balcony at the top and you can see the Brisbane River through the window at the top of the stairs,” he said. Timber floors and stone benchtops feature in the kitchen.Four of the five bedrooms are upstairs, including the master bedroom with walk-in robe and ensuite. The home is walking distance to Hendra State School.According to CoreLogic, 153 Brisbane homes are scheduled to go under the hammer this week. CoreLogic auction spokesman, Kevin Brogan said the auction market in Queensland’s capital was solid on the back of a 55.8 per cent clearance rate last week. “That is an increase in clearance rate compared to couple final months of last year,” he said. “It looks like the market in Brisbane in performing quite strongly.”center_img Timber floors features throughout 71 Baroona Rd, MiltonThe home is close to Suncorp Stadium, Milton train station and the cafes and boutiques of Paddington. For those looking for something more modern, 2A Rous St, Hendra will be auctioned at noon on March 18. The property at 2A Rous St, Hendra will appeal to buyers looking for a modern family home.The five-bedroom, three-bathroom residence was architecturally designed and has a lap pool and three living rooms. The open plan living hub is downstairs and the kitchen, with Caesarstone benchtops and stainless steel Miele appliances, opens to the entertaining deck, overlooking the in-ground pool. The Queenslander at 71 Baroona Rd, Milton has character features throughout.The home at 71 Baroona Rd has an elevated front veranda, wide timber floorboards, high ceilings and casement windows. Modern features include airconditioning, ceiling fans, solar hot water and Crimsafe screens. An open-plan living and dining area is off the updated kitchen, which has gas cooking and a dishwasher. last_img read more

McCormack delighted with MVP nod

first_imgSt George’s College avenged their ISSA Southern Conference Under-16 basketball final defeat to St Catherine High in the All-Island final at G.C. Foster on Tuesday, and one of the most critical performances of the day was that of tournament MVP, Jadeja McCormack.Jordon Gilles might have led the North Street school with 17 points followed by Samora Williams with 13 and Nathan Reid with 10 points. However, it was the overall contribution of McCormack that really made the difference.The point guard only bagged eight points, but his rebounds, steals and ability to control the tempo of the game made the young player an invaluable asset for the defending under-16 champions, and he credits the hard work that he puts in as the reason for his success this season.”We wake up five o’ clock to train and finish at 9 a.m. to 10 (a.m.). Then I would play some pick up ball with (Arnett Rockers) D 1 players. I will be the first one in at training most of the time, and I work hard in the gym, run, and do what I have to do. The hard work has paid off,” he told The Gleaner after helping his team defeat St Catherine.HAPPY FOR WIN”I am pleased and happy, too, because to work so hard and not come out with anything would have been disappointing, so I am glad we won and I won (MVP),” he added.He admitted he had his difficulties through this season and credit his team for helping him through the tough times.”Some games, I lost focus, but my teammates and coaches helped me pick up, and I thank them for that,” he said.”I take this (sport) very seriously, and sometimes, my mother would tell me to stop playing, she says that I will damage myself, but I love basketball. I don’t love anything more than it, other than my family. I dream of playing in the NBL, and I am working hard to make that dream come true. Next I would like play college ball or for a (US) Division One league until I can work my way to the top,” he said.St George’s coach Clifford Brown thought McCormack’s all round contribution was indispensable and vital to their success this season.”His performance was stellar. His ball control, his ability to manage the game, he manages a lot of steals and converts on free throws. He plays good defence, he heeds instruction and he followed the mandate given to him. He is the point guard and he is supposed to run the team, and that’s what he did,” Brown commented.- L.S.last_img read more