Workplace parking charges could depress rents

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Soak up ocean breezes in Woody Point cottage

first_imgThe home at 177 Oxley Ave, Woody Point is for sale.THIS Oxley Ave home in Woody Point has plenty of character and is just a stroll to Scotts Point Beach. Andrea Rooney bought the three-bedroom property at 177 Oxley Ave in 2010.“I liked the area of Woody Point and the character feel of the home,” she said. The house sits on a 607sq m corner block with established gardens.Inside, the large living area has a high ceiling and timber floors while the kitchen has modern appliances, an antique wood stove and plenty of bench space. The living area has polished timber floorboards.A dining area separates the kitchen and living space.The three bedrooms are a decent size and there are timber floorboards to two of the bedrooms. The bathroom has a double-length shower and there is a separate laundry room. Outside, there is a single lockup garage with storage and a carport.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019There is also a cubby house for the kids. There is an antique wood stove in the kitchen.“I did a lot to the property (after buying it),” Ms Rooney said. “I converted an area into a study, put in airconditioning, added new appliances in the kitchen and painted.”Ms Rooney said the living room was her favourite space in the home. “It’s a lovely area and at night, if it’s quiet, you can hear the ocean,” she said. The property also has a rainwater tank, ceiling fans and security screens. center_img The bedrooms are generous in size.Ms Rooney said the home had a private garden and was close to much of what was on offer in Woody Point. “It’s really quiet here,” she said. “And you can walk to the milk bar just down the road, the fish and chip shop, the water and the markets on Sunday.“I’ll miss living here.” The home is being marketed by Andrew Reibelt from RealWay Property Consultants Redcliffe for offers over $449,000.last_img read more

Live like royalty in tower’s crowning glory

first_imgA render showing the kitchen and living space inside The Monarchs at 443 Queen StBuyers can live like royalty, with Brisbane’s new “super homes in the sky” released to the market.The Monarchs start from $2.76 million, and sit at the top of 443 Queen St, which is being developed by Cbus Property. 443 Queen St by CBUSDesigned by Singapore-based WOHA and Brisbane-based Architectus, the building has been described as an “urban oasis” – it will have sky parks and gardens throughout the tower.Residents-only amenities include private dining and lounge areas with a fireplace, a MasterChef kitchen, multiple barbecue and outdoor dining areas, a 25m infinity edge pool overlooking the Brisbane River, poolside cabana lounges and sun decks, a relaxation and yoga zone, a gym and outdoor gardens with a walking track. Just 10 of The Monarchs – dubbed ‘super sky homes in the sky’ – are available at 443 Queen St. They start from $2.76 millionCbus Property CEO Adrian Pozzo said there had been a surge in $2 million-plus luxury apartment sales in Brisbane.“Economic benefits, record infrastructure, increased interstate migration and downsizers looking for the luxuries of a freestanding home close to the city are key lifestyle factors driving this trend,” Mr Pozzo said.Just recently, a luxury sky home at The Abian in the Brisbane CBD sold for $4.15 million.It was purchased by a couple from Wagga Wagga in New South Wales who plan to retire to the city.Another sky home apartment in the Admiralty precinct recently sold for $2.725 million. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours agoMr Pozzo expected strong interest in The Monarchs, which he said offered an “exciting new pavilion-style of exclusive living”.Just 10 The Monarchs super homes will be available for purchase, with each one boasting three or four large bedrooms, 3m-high ceilings and a prime double-corner position with perimeter glazing making each floor plan unique. Each one also has open plan living spaces, a luxurious kitchen fitted with Gaggenau appliances, large bathrooms with ample storage, a screened drying balcony, hardwood floors and natural stone.The size of each The Monarchs sky home is “comparable to a freestanding family home” at 193sq m which is 4sq m larger than the average floor size of a new Australian home (houses and apartments), according to a recent CommSec Economic Insights report.In addition to The Monarchs, 443 Queen St has two penthouses priced at $6.5 million and $7.5 million. 443 Queen Street’s location and unique design has created an island site, which means all apartments and amenities have river views. The first render showing the internal layout of one of two penthouses available at 443 Queen St. Prices start from $6.5 million.The overall design of 443 Queen St – built exclusively for Brisbane – moves away from a typical “sealed square plan” tower to open up and naturally ventilate every apartment. last_img read more

Man City 2 – 4 Aston Villa

first_imgManchester City suffered a shock Capital One Cup third round extra time defeat by Aston Villa.Mario Balotelli drove in a shot to put the home side in front before Gareth Barry turned an Andreas Weimann cross into his own net for Villa’s equaliser.Aleksandar Kolarov’s free-kick put City back ahead but Gabriel Agbonlahor swept in a shot as Villa levelled again.In extra-time, Charles N’Zogbia slotted in after a parried shot by Agbonlahor, whose deflected strike sealed the win.The League Cup may not have been high up on City manager Roberto Mancini’s list of priorities this season but the defeat and the manner of it will be a concern.His side has already conceded 13 goals in seven games this season as City struggle to recapture the defensive qualities which helped them win the Premier League last season. Villa’s win follows a 4-1 league defeat by Southampton on Saturday and will give their manager Paul Lambert plenty of encouragement.City made 10 changes to their team which drew 1-1 with Arsenal on Sunday, although it was going to be 11 before centre-back Joleon Lescott replaced injured Jack Rodwell late on.The alteration appeared to unsettle the home side as they made a sluggish start, while Villa were showing plenty of promise and purpose.Weimann had a shot deflected wide and Christian Benteke blazed an effort over before the visitors lost their concentration and were clinically punished by City.City midfielder James Milner, playing against his former club, found an unmarked Balotelli and he took a touch before driving in a shot for his sixth goal in four games against Villa. The home side came out with more urgency after the break but, like the opener, the second goal came against the run of play as Villa equalised.Weimann delivered a cross into the City area which was palmed out by keeper Costel Pantilimon and deflected off Barry for an own goal.City regained the lead through a a superb Kolarov free-kick and appeared set to surge on to victory, with Carlos Tevez firing a free-kick on to the top of Villa crossbar.But the visitors refused to be beaten as they showed fighting spirit and character, which was matched by Lambert on the touchline as he was involved in a touchline confrontation with Mancini following a tackle on the pitch.And it was Agbonlahor who forced extra time when he used his pace to surge into the area before rifling home. In the extra 30 minutes, City failed to find the guile to break down a resolute Villa side and the visitors capitalised on the counter-attack to knock City out.Pantilimon could only parry Agbonlahor’s shot and N’Zogbia rolled in the rebound.Agbonlahor then scored with a deflected strike, his brace being his first goals since January, to complete the fightback.last_img read more