Queenslander comes with a Roman-style spa

first_imgA Spring Hill home is offering buyers a chance to own a 689sqm property located just two kilometres from Brisbane’s CBD.Built in 1912, the ‘Eaton house’ is a recently restored property that offers a taste of ancient Rome combined with distinctive Queenslander-style architecture.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:04Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:04 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels360p360p240p240pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenA part of Ancient Rome in Brisbane02:05Wow: Is this the world’s most expensive shed?The five-bedroom, three-bathroom home comes equipped with a kitchen with modern appliances and alfresco dining spaces on the balcony.It is also bound by four streets, meaning the house is the only one on the block.Live on your very own block. A recent update has completely transformed the home with touches of style reminiscent of a Roman spa.The granite luxury bath comes complete with pillars and carved stone lions spouting water.Signature chandeliers and ornate ceilings add further to the theme which can be seen throughout the house.An ancient Roman-inspired spa. McGrath New Farm Sales Agent Sherrie Storer says the location and proximity to schools will draw families to its beauty.“Lots of people are interested in this area as it’s so close to prestigious schools,” she tells The Courier Mail.“It would suit families with kids going to these schools who are sick and tired of maintenance.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 investor9 hours agoA fully-equipped modern kitchen with a view.“They will have the gardens of Roma St Parklands instead and with no travelling, they’ll also have plenty of free time.”In 2015, Malcolm McBratney restored the home.  It had been used as a block of flats by the previous owners.The home’s heritage features have been restored.After buying the home in 2005, McBratney worked alongside architects Andrew Watson and Ivan McDonald to update it, while conserving its Queenslander charm.The property is located close to nearby schools and the Brisbane CBD.The house will go under the hammer on the 30th of April at 4pm.last_img read more

Southerland leads Syracuse in scoring for 2nd straight game

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ As a young kid growing up on the blacktop of the outdoor courts in Queens, N.Y., and eventually gymnasiums around the Northeast, James Southerland constantly feared missing shots. He couldn’t handle it. It wasn’t acceptable. Any miss, which Southerland viewed as “the end of the world,” resulted in a temper tantrum on the court and self-inflicted blows to the head out of frustration.“I was still doing it here my freshman year, I’m not going to lie,” Southerland said after Sunday’s win over Colgate. “I missed a shot and I used to be pissed, always get down. But after a while you just realize that when you’re open, you’re going to shoot it and you’ve just got to think ‘make’ the whole time.”And lately, making shots is all Southerland has been doing.For the second consecutive outing he led Syracuse in scoring, this time with a game-high 18 points — 16 of which came in the first half — in an 87-51 win over Colgate. He matched the four 3-pointers he had against Princeton on Wednesday with four more on Sunday to jumpstart the offense early and lead the Orange to an easy victory.“If James gets shots, he makes them,” Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said. “He gets a lot of shots. He could have had 30 (points) at the half. If he gets his shots, he’ll make some. He’s playing well.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSoutherland teamed up with sophomore point guard Michael Carter-Williams to surge ahead of Colgate for good by the 15-minute mark of the first half. While the former did the scoring, the latter did the passing. The result was a 23-12 spurt in which Southerland had 13 points on five field goals, four of which were assisted by Carter-Williams.The streak began with penetration by Carter-Williams, who curled from left to right into the paint and dumped the ball off to Southerland for an easy layup. Then came a beautiful back-door alley-oop from Carter-Williams to Southerland that saw the 6-foot-8-inch swingman leap up and over a Colgate defender.Southerland then hit three out of his next four 3-pointers to give Syracuse a 33-20 lead with 5:18 to play in the first half.“He’s doing great,” Carter-Williams said. “He has a lot of confidence in his shot. He’s shooting the ball great. He had a couple tough ones, in-and-outs today. He’ll be right back to it next game.”For the game, Southerland finished 7-for-12 from the field and 4-for-9 from long range. Several of his 3-pointers rattled in and out, prompting Southerland to apologize to his point guard for taking away a few assists.But it’s the free-flowing nature and lack of hesitation that pleases Boeheim and assistant coach Gerry McNamara in the early part of the season. Southerland played extended minutes in the first two games of last year’s run to the Elite Eight, scoring a combined 30 points while shooting 5-for-7 from 3-point range. It bred confidence, he said, and told him that the 2012 team could and would rely on his scoring ability.That’s why he has been quick on the trigger through Syracuse’s first four games. And discounting the season opener against San Diego State— the Orange purposefully avoided taking outside shots — he’s hoisted up 19 attempts in the last three games, connecting 47 percent of the time.“He’s going out there and playing loose and having fun,” McNamara said. “When James plays at that level, he’s really, really effective. Right now he’s out there enjoying himself.”Gone are the temper tantrums from his youth and the fears of being yanked quickly by Boeheim that nestled in his mind during his freshman and sophomore years. And in their place are confidence and cold-bloodedness so far in 2012.His father always used to tell him that he would get another shot, that his mood swings after every miss were worthless. And now, after two years of college and hundreds of games before that, Southerland finally believes him.“The leash is gone,” he said with a smile. “So I can do whatever I want.” Comments Published on November 26, 2012 at 2:54 am Contact Michael: mjcohe02@syr.edu | @Michael_Cohen13last_img read more

There are plenty of possibilities for Dodgers

first_imgThe Dodgers might re-sign Kenley Jansen and Justin Turner.But the odds are against it.They might trade for Chris Sale or Justin Verlander.But they probably won’t. Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman and his staff will no doubt be involved in conversations involving those players and many others. As much as any team in baseball, the Dodgers have both the financial resources and prospect stash to make things happen. Friedman’s philosophy is to stay “nimble” and “opportunistic” when it comes to talent acquisition and the Dodgers’ well-stocked farm system gives them ample chips to be at the forefront of any auction.But the Dodgers’ focus this winter seems less about making significant additions to the roster and more about maintaining what they have already built — an uncommonly deep roster with flexibility and a more manageable payroll.“Yeah, that’s a really, really good team,” Friedman said of a 2017 roster with the same elements intact that produced 91 wins in 2016 and fell two games short of reaching the World Series.That group would return with the prospects of improved health, Friedman points out – how could it not be better than last year’s? — and added maturity for the young players who made such critical contributions.But there is a strain of wistfulness in Friedman’s comments. He is aware just how unlikely it is that the Dodgers will be able to put last year’s band back together.Jansen, Turner and Rich Hill are all free agents this winter. The Dodgers would like to re-sign all three and team officials insist their ability to do so will not be restrained by debt service or luxury-tax penalties – only by the same kind of good sense that stopped their bidding for Zack Greinke at $160 million last winter.That was only good for third place behind the San Francisco Giants and Greinke’s new employer, the Arizona Diamondbacks, who have spent much of the past year regretting that $206 million decision.The Dodgers are closing in on re-signing Hill to a multi-year deal that would lock him in as Greinke’s replacement behind Clayton Kershaw in the rotation. When it comes to Jansen and Turner, however, market forces are working against the Dodgers this winter as well.Jansen is in a two-horse race with Chapman to set new pay standards for a closer. The target is set at five years and $100 million – the kind of early-winter pie in the sky that only seems absurd until someone offers it. Of the very limited number of top hitters available on the free-agent market, only Turner offers premium defense as well.So far, the Dodgers have elected to slow-play their pursuit of Jansen and Turner. That might need to change soon. The need to gauge the chances of re-signing either – and the search for alternatives – could gain some urgency in the next week as the Winter Meetings intensify conversations.“I think the right to be a free agent is a significant one that players earn,” Friedman said. “We’re trying to be as respectful as we can. But obviously, we have to make sure that we’re in good position as well. So at some point I expect conversations to progress – and I don’t even mean just with our internal guys, with external free agents and on the trade front. I think it’s been a little quieter this month as opposed to past years with the CBA negotiations and the unknowns surrounding it. But I expect things to pick up quite a bit in the next few weeks.”Chapman and, more affordably, Melancon (as well as potential trade target David Robertson of the White Sox) offer alternatives if Jansen leaves the Dodgers for bigger money elsewhere. At this point, it’s hard to imagine realistic options for replacing Turner that don’t take the Dodgers backwards.“Short term or long term?” Friedman responded to that. “Look – I think there are a lot of interesting players on the market. Some on the free agent market, some on the trade market. And we’re continuing to have conversations to see what makes the most sense for us.”Dodgers’ to-do list• Re-sign Kenley Jansen and Justin Turner – or not.The Dodgers would like to re-sign both but the market for each (and good sense) might make that unrealistic, particularly in light of the new CBA’s increased luxury-tax penalties for high-payroll teams.• Find alternatives.If Jansen and/or Turner won’t be back in 2017, the Dodgers need to find someone to close games and/or play third base for them in 2017. Finding replacements won’t be easy. The closer options drop off dramatically after free agents Aroldis Chapman and Mark Melancon. The options at third base are even less attractive.• Settle on a second basemanRe-signing an aging Chase Utley and pairing him with a younger right-handed bat (Kiké Hernandez, Charlie Culberson) is one option. But acquiring someone like Ian Kinsler, Brian Dozier or Josh Harrison would better address the Dodgers’ deficiencies against left-handed pitching.• Trade Yasiel Puig.The Dodgers might finally be ready to part ways with their problem child – even though his value has never been lower.• Restock the bullpenJoe Blanton emerged as the Dodgers’ most reliable setup man last season. But the 35-year-old is a free agent. Regardless of who closes games for them in 2017, the Dodgers will look to restock the relief corps in front of him. They might sign Aroldis Chapman and trade for Andrew McCutchen.But probably not.Maybe they’ll sign Mark Melancon and trade for Brian Dozier.Or maybe not.As the Dodgers head to baseball’s annual Winter Meetings in National Harbor, Maryland — “a census-designated place and development along the Potomac River” outside Washington, D.C. — they will, as usual, be featured prominently in the haze of rumor and speculation that will settle over the sprawling Gaylord Resort playing host to Major League Baseball’s movers and shakers.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more