Byron Bay buyer snaps up Coolangatta sky home for $2.825 million

first_img802/1 Haig St, Coolangatta. 802/1 Haig St, Coolangatta. 802/1 Haig St, Coolangatta.A BYRON Bay man has grabbed a bargain, paying $2.825 million for a Coolangatta sky home.The property last changed hands for $3.05 million in 2008. Armstrong Real Estate principal John Rankin negotiated the sale and said the Byron Bay buyer planned to move to the Gold Coast.“In his search he looked at a lot of different properties and had no intention of buying at that price point, but he fell in love with the place,” Mr Rankin said. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North11 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“He was looking to spend sub $2 million.” The four-bedroom apartment at 802/1 Haig St is on the eighth floor of the Elysee Residences.It features stunning ocean views and an open-plan design across 1352sq m.Bi-fold doors, a butler’s pantry and a freestanding bath are among its luxury features.“It’s incredibly well designed,” Mr Rankin said. “It came too tempting for the buyer and the price we achieved is almost what it sold for off-the-plan.” last_img read more

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

DC United captain Wayne Rooney’s MLS career by the numbers so far

first_img“I remain fully focused on giving my all for the team for the rest of this season and repaying the support shown by the Black-and-Red faithful by hopefully delivering an MLS Cup to Audi Field.”- @WayneRooney #DCU— D.C. United (@dcunited) August 6, 201943 – Rooney might now be 33, but he is a near ever-present for DC, playing 43 matches for the club so far, tied for second in MLS during that time.23 – The former Manchester United star played in a deeper role at times before moving to MLS, but he has been a striker at DC and has scored 23 times in MLS. Only three players have scored more in that period.21.3 – Rooney, by scoring 23, has bettered his xG, although that statistic also has him fourth in MLS over that time.19 – Of his strikes, Rooney has scored 19 times with his right foot. That is the most of any MLS star since he left Everton.6 – The ex-England ace is renowned for his ability to shoot from distance and that is evident in another two statistics in which he has led the way in MLS. He has scored more goals from outside the box (six) than any other player, with more of those (four) coming from direct free-kicks than any rival.14 – Rooney can be a creator, too, though, and he has 14 assists in a DC uniform. He has created 101 chances in all. Wayne Rooney’s MLS career will be cut short in January after he agreed a deal to leave DC United for Derby County.The former England captain has turned around DC’s fortunes since moving stateside just over a year ago, but he will take up a player-coach role with the Championship club in 2020. MLS in ‘very advanced discussions’ with St. Louis about expansion, commissioner says MLS postgame fireworks show canceled because of … the plague? MLS on Alejandro Bedoya’s anti-gun violence moment: ‘We understand’center_img 37 – The combined figure of goals and assists puts Rooney tied for second for goal involvements since joining DC. Los Angeles FC’s runaway MVP candidate Carlos Vela (50) is the only player with more. He has been involved in 53.6 percent of his team’s goals.13 – DC has won 13 points thanks to Rooney’s goals this season, a figure that puts him second in MLS. Only Zlatan Ibrahimovic (20), his former Manchester United teammate at LA Galaxy, has had a greater hand in his team’s success.121 – Rooney has been effective without needing to have every match run through him. Of those MLS players to play at least 16 games since his arrival, Rooney (56.5) ranks 121st for touches per game. Wayne Rooney to leave D.C. United for Derby at end of MLS season United will hope he can continue to perform in the mean time as it chases a playoff berth this season.And Rooney’s displays to date suggest he may well prove inspirational, as these Opta numbers show. (If you like what you see here, go to @OptaJack on Twitter and give ’em a follow.) Related Newslast_img read more

Reminder: Ugly Sweater 5K run is Saturday at 9:30 a.m.

first_imgSumner Newscow report — Reminder: The Ugly Sweater 5K run will be held this Saturday at 9:30 a.m. You can still register this morning for the event, starting at 8:30 a.m. For the full story click here.  Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Juventus fires Maurizio Sarri. Who will be the team’s new coach?

first_imgMauricio Pochettino, currently out of work despite having led Tottenham to the Champions League final last season, also forms part of the list of names being considered to replace Sarri and he has been out of work since being sacked by Tottenham in 2019.Former Juve bosses Massimiliano Allegri and Antonio Conte have also been linked in recent weeks alongside club legend Andrea Pirlo, who recently took on his first coaching role with the Bianconeri’s Under-23 side.For now, however, it is understood that internal discussions are still in their infancy and no moves have been made to contact potential successors. It was decided that the 61-year-old former Chelsea and Napoli boss is no longer the man to take the club forward, with Juve’s signing of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid making clear that their intention was to win the Champions League after several years of near-misses.Juventus has fired coach Maurizio Sarri after the team’s Champions League exit.Despite winning Serie A for the ninth consecutive season, Juventus finished with 83 points, a +33 goal differential and 7 losses in league play, all their worst since 2010-11.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) August 8, 2020The team released a statement on the news.”Juventus announces that Maurizio Sarri has been relieved of his post as coach of the first team. The club would like to thank the coach for having written a new page in Juventus’ history with the victory of the ninth-consecutive championship, the culmination of a personal journey that led him to climb all the divisions of Italian football.”Sarri’s future had been previously called into question despite leading the club to a ninth-successive Scudetto, with the former banker admitting himself that he had been struggling to impose his famous ‘Sarriball’ style on the squad.Indeed, following the first-leg defeat against Lyon, Sarri stated that his charges had been moving the ball too slow but that he would continue working with his players until “sooner or later this concept will get into their heads.”That admission will have done the Italian few favors as the board considered their options, with the feeling amongst those in charge that the head coach had failed to win over the players and that a new approach would be required to see the club progress.Who will be the new coach at Juventus?It is no secret that Simone Inzaghi is well liked by those at Continassa following his successful season with Lazio, while Zinedine Zidane – still under contract with Real Madrid – is another name that is never far from discussions in Turin. Juventus fired Maurizio Sarri following his team’s Champions League exit at the hands of Lyon.The Continassa hierarchy held a meeting following the Old Lady’s failure to progress to the quarter-finals of Europe’s premier club competition, with Sarri’s future at the club the only point on the agenda in the wake of the continental disappointment.last_img read more