Trackside stunner sells at auction in Hendra

first_imgThe back deck at 30 Rosewood St, Bardon.“It’s mixed feelings because we do love the house and we’ve made it our own but we’re also pleased to have a successful result today.”The couple said the price was where the felt the market was at. “While it is about the figures, the fact that it’s going to a local family who wanted it so badly is a really good feeling,” Mrs Brier said. In Taringa a beautifully renovated cottage also sold under the hammer on Saturday. The happy vendors Dan and Rebecca Smith with their children Ava, Savannah and Harry.“They were having a chat with buyers after the sale and they were all wondering around the house together,” she said. “(Mr and Mrs Smith) have already bought another property, so this will give them the ability to renovate their new home.” In Bardon it was third time lucky for Seamus O’Donoghue and Jessica Holding at the auction of 30 Rosewood St. The trackside pool and deck at 114 Mein St, Hendra.The auction began with a starting bid of $1.8 million and nine buyers actively vied for the five-bedroom home. “It was a drawn out auction and it got down to two people in the end battling it out,” Ms Kortlang said. The successful bidder was a local Hendra buyer with plans to move into the two-storey home. The renovated kitchen and dining room at 5 Magor St, Taringa.Mr Dixon said the new owners were a young professional couple who planned to move into the home. “They were very excited. They have been looking for something for some time,” he said. Mr Dixon said the high quality of the renovation carried out by the vendor ensured plenty of interest in the property. “We ran a four week marketing campaign and we had approximately 50 groups inspect the home,” he said. “It’s in a very nice pocket so I expected there would be good interest and there was.”The Toowong-based agent said the vendor was pleased with the result. “She is looking to move on to another renovation project in the area,” he said. The home at 5 Magor St, Taringa.Marketing agent Jack Dixon of Dixon Family Estate Agents said the three-bedroom home at 5 Magor St sold for $820,000. “We had five registered bidders but only two actively participated in the bidding,” he said. “The opening bid was $760,000 and bids increased in increments of $10,000 from there. “There was a bit of negotiating towards the end between the buyer and the highest bidder and the highest bid was increased to $820,000. “It was declared on the market at the point and sold.” The open-plan living area at 30 Rosewood St, Bardon.The couple plan to move into the three-bedroom home with their daughter and buy some chickens to fill the chook pen. “Our little girl is a climber so she’ll like the cubby house,” Ms Holding said. Vendors Eveline and Andrew Brier said the sale was a bittersweet moment for them. “We’re selling because of a change in family circumstances and it was somewhat of a reluctant sale,” Mrs Brier said. The home at 30 Rosewood St, BardonThe couple secured the property, their first home, with a bid of $900,000 after losing out at two previous auctions. Mr O’Donoghue was responsible for placing the opening bid of $700,000.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours agoThe bids rose steadily until hitting $860,000 where the auction stalled and auctioneer Grant Penrose of REMAX Profile began negotiations. After some to-ing and fro-ing, Mr O’Donoghue raised his bid to $900,000 and the property was declared on the market and sold. Ms Holding said they were nervous going into the auction and a little shocked to have won the property. “We really liked the suburb, the location, proximity to good schools, the quiet street and the fact that it’s a beautiful home as well,” she said. The kitchen at 114 Mein St, Hendra.Vendors Dan and Rebecca Smith bought the block at 114 Mein St in 2014 and built the architecturally designed home with 793-bottle wine cellar, swimming pool and an entertaining deck overlooking the racetrack. “I thought, ‘how good would it be to just sit in the pool and watch the races?’, so we made it happen,” Mr Smith said.Ms Kortlang said the Smiths were “very happy” with the sale. 114 Mein St Hendra Brisbane is being sold by Dan and Rebecca Smith.A stunning Hamptons style property overlooking the 1400m start mark at Eagle Farm Racecourse has sold under the hammer in Hendra. Marketing agent Leigh Kortlang, of Ray White Ascot, said the home at 114 Mein St sold for $2.425 million with a crowd of more than 100 people watching on Saturday, July 22. “It felt like just about everybody in Hendra and the odd dog were there,” she said. last_img read more

Whicker: Lakers’ stale, hopeless saga gets a dose of Magic

first_imgFirst, the Lakers owe a major salute to Mitch Kupchak.Not the Kupchak who was shoehorned into the big chair with Jim Buss when the Lakers disastrously traded for Steve Nash and signed Dwight Howard and soared helplessly into space like Elton John’s Rocket Man.Not him. Rather, the Kupchak who hung the 2009 and 2010 title banners when he got Pau Gasol, and the one who got enough for Shaquille O’Neal to keep the Lakers presentable.He dipped into the lottery once and got Andrew Bynum, who, for all his warts, was one of the last of the useful post-up centers. He lived with the loss of his 15-year-old daughter. He was on the edge of the photo that was dominated by Jerry West and Phil Jackson, but he was a major keeper of the Lakers’ flame. If he wants to, he’ll run another team shortly. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersBut what Jeanie Buss did Tuesday was to leave bread crumbs to show the Lakers out of the wilderness.The Lakers are not a team in Los Angeles. They are a long-running series, with an arc and a plot and all sorts of conflicting characters. In some ways they’re the best ongoing saga we have. But now the plot had congealed, not just thickened. The Lakers weren’t interesting anymore. That won’t do. Time for the return of the king.Magic Johnson will play the crucial role of himself. His job is not to calculate the salary cap in his head. He will personify the Lakers, the way he once did, except this time he will be the beacon for free agents of the future, like maybe DeMarcus Cousins or Paul George.Such players have all the money they’ll ever need, They want to win. They couldn’t discern winning in the awkward tapestry of Kupchak and Jim Buss, or in the wavering game plans. They will see it now, because Magic’s words do not need interpretation. He is a leader, and when he says, “Come out here and win,” all of L.A.’s off-court charms will mean something again.Magic will also mean something to Brandon Ingram, Julius Randle, D’Angelo Russell and Larry Nance Jr. He will be with them in Oklahoma City for the first game after the break. He will be at their practices. No longer will they be wondering where all of this is going.And not all of them may go the distance. Magic lavishly praised Ingram and Nance and Jordan Clarkson on Monday and generally talked of “upside,” but it would behoove Russell to grow up quickly.Someone asked Johnson whether the Lakers should tank their way to the finish line. They have the third-worst record in the league. They will only hold their first-round pick in what could be a bountiful draft if they pick first, second or third. Johnson said he wanted to make sure his team competed, but he could have been more emphatic.It would almost be too perfect for the Lakers to wind up with UCLA’s Lonzo Ball, who isn’t exactly a Magic play-alike but has that mentality. And, no, Ball isn’t as good as Magic, in case that comes up. But if the Lakers get Ball, it might not matter whether they have a pick in 2018.Within hours, the Lakers agreed to trade Lou Williams to Houston for 30-year-old Corey Brewer and a first-round pick. Williams gives the Rockets one more basket-maker who should prosper on a spaced-out floor. He also leaves because his skills could have won too many games for the Lakers.Johnson also stood firmly with Luke Walton, the best Lakers coach since Jackson. Jesse Buss and Joey Buss and Ryan West will find more ears for their opinions. Kobe Bryant may be a significant part of the cabinet, too, especially if his agent, Rob Pelinka, becomes the general manager.On Jan. 22 the Lakers went to Dallas and suffered the most decisive loss in their history. They have lost 29 of their past 38 games. They wear the contracts of Luol Deng and Timofey Mosgov like iron lanyards. They haven’t won a playoff game since May 18, 2012.Despite all their “future is bright” sloganizing, the Lakers were facing the absence of real hope for the first time in memory, and even Jeanie Buss openly wondered why she didn’t act sooner. She finally called upon the one Laker who has won so much and yet lived his life as if there was nothing to lose.This is where Magic and the Lakers love to be, on Page 1, Chapter 1, pen in hand. The show, wherever it goes, goes on.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more