A gutted inner-city apartment in this iconic high-rise is a golden opportunity

first_imgA brown door was the only ‘splash of colour’ in this stark interiorThe home was held in the same family since 1969 — the summer of love and the year Neil Armstrong stepped upon the moon.The property is being sold as part of a deceased estate, and the late owner has been only the second proprietor since it was built.Mr Croft said savvy potential buyers have already seen the lack of fitout as a plus.“Buyers like the idea that they’re not paying for someone else’s renovation,” Mr Croft said. Might need some work perhaps“The fact that this hasn’t been touched — I don’t think the apartment’s ever even been repainted inside. It’s got the original shade of green on the walls, all the original tiles and fittings and fixtures,” he said. The stove is all that remainsMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoThat’s right — no kitchen, no floor coverings and limited cabinetry. It’s effectively a concrete shell according to Ray White South Brisbane principal, Luke Croft.“It was in totally original condition, so all the carpet and everything was removed. The kitchen was pulled out because it was in such bad disrepair,” Mr Croft said.“It’s a great blank canvass and the building is always really sought after,” he added. Enjoy this view, but bring your hammer tooLocated in Brisbane’s original residential high rise, Torbreck, the ninth-floor, two-bedroom unit is asking for offers over $499,000.But unit 9E has offered something a little different to buyers — it’s stripped bare.center_img The sellers have stripped bare this inner-city apartment in one of Brisbane’s most recognised residential buildingsOUR city is full of interesting structures and extraordinary opportunities, and the recent listing of 9E/182 Dornoch Terrace, Highgate Hill is sure to inspire creative renovators. This is actually one of the unit’s most complete rooms!The apartment includes a living space, internal laundry and two balconies as well, and at 113sq m in total it’s more spacious than most new units.There are even views through to Border Ranges, the Brisbane River and Mt Coot-tha.Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclairlast_img read more

Nicola Rizzoli to share Justice on BiH-Greece Football Match

first_imgOne of the best judges in the world Nicola Rizzoli will share justice at the BiH-Greece football match.The Italian will judge in the sixth round of the Group H qualification for the World Cup in Russia. The same judge shared the justice in the semifinal match of last year’s Euro football match between France and Germany.His greatest achievement in the career was in the  World Cup 2014 finals between Germany and Argentina.He judged to the national football representation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) three times, on October 10, 2009, when BiH celebrated in qualifying for 2010/2010 in Estonia with 2: 0, 3 June 2010 in a friendly match against Germany when BiH was defeated by 3: 1 and September 6  2013 at Bilino Polje, when BiH played against Slovakia, and was defeated in the qualifications for SP 2014 with a score of 1:0.He will be assisted by Riccardo Di Fiore and Lorenzo Manganellim, while the fourth judge is Marco Guida.Football match between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Greece will be played on June 9 at 20:45 at Bilino Polje in Zenica.(Source: klix/ photo: uefa)last_img read more

Real Madrid go through top as Bale leads win over Roma

first_img0Shares0000Gareth Bale and Lucas Vazquez score as Real Madrid beat Roma and qualify for the last 16 of the Champions LeagueROME, Italy, Nov 28 – Gareth Bale helped Real Madrid beat Roma on Tuesday to ensure they will go through top of their Champions League group despite a chaotic start to the season. Bale scored one and then provided the cross that led to another as Lucas Vazquez wrapped up a clinical 2-0 win at the Stadio Olimpico. Roma squandered several chances in the first half, the best of them falling to Cengiz Under, who was guilty of a shocking miss from six yards, with the goal gaping.Federico Fazio’s mistake then gifted Bale the opener and Roma faded thereafter, allowing Madrid to bounce back from their shock defeat to Eibar last weekend by finishing top of Group G.Both teams knew they had already qualified thanks to Viktoria Plzen beating CSKA Moscow in the early kick-off, making this a winner-takes-all contest for top spot.Madrid seized it, showing once again their magic touch in the Champions League, where the team’s problems in domestic competitions are seemingly never transferred.-Eight hours without a goalThey have gone more than eight hours without a goal this season, and two weeks without a permanent coach, but Santiago Solari still leads Real into the knock-out stages as group winners with one game to spare.Solari might have felt relief after the disastrous display at Eibar on Saturday while the presure mounts for Roma coach Eusebio di Francesco. They have won only one of their last five Serie A games, and Antonio Conte was watching on in the crowd.There have been a fair few winners from Solari’s time at the helm but Isco has not been one of them. After not starting any of the new coach’s first five games, he was not even included on the bench in Italy.Marcos Llorente was parachuted in to fill the problem position in defensive midfield while Marco Asensio, yet to catch fire this season, dropped to the bench.A breathless first half was dominated by Roma but Madrid had the first chance. Vazquez plucked Bale’s cross out of the sky and cut back for Luka Modric, whose deflected shot was well saved by the foot of Robin Olsen.-Roma chancesFrom there, the best chances belonged to the hosts as Raphael Varane seem to defy physics by diverting away from the boot of Patrik Schick and over his own bar.Stephan El Shaarawy hobbled off and his replacement, Justin Kluivert shot over. Schick failed to connect from close range.Madrid were hanging on, with one Roma assault leaving a handful of white shirts sprawled across the penalty area. Thibaut Courtois saved with his feet, Dani Carvajal blocked, before Aleksandar Kolorov fired off a trademark shot from range that whistled wide.The worst miss of the half, and perhaps the season, was to come. Carvajal dallied in the corner, teeing up Nicolo Zaniolo to cross. At the back post, Madrid had not recovered, neither had Courtois, who was scrambling from the other side of the goal but Under, under no pressure, blazed over.He trudged off at half-time and was consoled like he had missed a penalty, but it seemed inevitable Roma would pay for the error.-Bale no mistakeThey did, twice in 12 minutes. First, Fazio compounded Olsen’s poor clearance with an even worse header back, which landed at the feet of Bale and the Welshman made no mistake.Then Bale was involved in the second, a clipped cross finding Karim Benzema, whose clever header down gave Vazquez a simple finish.In between, Bale could have made it two himself when he set free on the break, as Roma lost momentum, shape and belief.Bale, Benzema and Modric were all taken off, rested for Valencia on Saturday, as an initially close contest became comfortable.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Rosicky injury mystery leaves Wenger speechless

first_imgThe Arsenal manager, Arsène Wenger, last night expressed fresh concern over Tomas Rosicky’s injury, admitting he could give no guarantees as to when the midfielder will return to action. Rosicky has not played since limping off in Arsenal’s 3-0 FA Cup victory over Newcastle on January 26 with a hamstring tear.Wenger initially insisted the midfielder would return in “days, not weeks” but after it was discovered that the tendons in Rosicky’s leg had come loose from the hamstring – requiring an operation which forced him to miss Euro 2008 – the comeback date was put back to this month.Delays in the recovery process then saw the 27-year-old’s expected return shift to Christmas but he may now not return until next year. “We are a little bit speechless on [Rosicky’s injury] because we feel it is all going well but there is a problem of recoordinating his muscle with the exercises he does,” said Wenger. “Nobody at the club can tell me whether he will be back on November 10, December 10 or December 31. Nobody knows with him.” Share on Facebook Arsenal Topics Sachin Nakrani Fri 26 Sep 2008 19.01 EDT @SachinNakrani This article is more than 10 years old Share via Email Premier Leaguecenter_img Arsène Wenger This article is more than 10 years old Arsenal Rosicky injury mystery leaves Wenger speechless Shares00 Share on Twitter First published on Fri 26 Sep 2008 19.01 EDT newslast_img read more