Extravagant home has sprawling interiors and designer pool

first_imgThe in-ground swimming pool has a designer feelThe home has polished timber floors and high ceilings in the central living area, which includes a rumpus room, formal lounge with fire place and formal dining room. The kitchen has stone benchtops, pendent lighting, a walk-in pantry and stainless steel appliances. Mr Davie said the master suite was bigger than an apartment. It has a dedicated sitting area, walk-in robe and a huge ensuite with dual shower and Villeroy and Boch basins and bathtub. “It’s the biggest ensuite I’ve seen in my life,” Mr Davie said. There is also a separate makeup area with Hollywood style lights. Polished timber floors feature in the downstairs living areaThe young family were initially looking to build but the Rigney St home was too perfect to pass up. More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020“It was a magnificent house,” Mr Davie said. “It ticked every box except it didn’t have a pool — but it did have space for a pool.“We designed a pretty glamorous pool for ourselves and that really finished off the home — there was nothing else to do.” The home at 8 Rigney St, Underwood is up for auctionMODERN, bright and airy, this two-storey home is new to the market in Underwood. Anthony and Jung Davie bought the property at 8 Rigney St when their daughter Alicia, 4, was just a baby. “It was built with a lot of thought by an owner builder,” Mr Davie said. “The way it was designed and set up certainly appealed to us.” center_img The ensuite can only be described as massiveOutside there is a patio with outdoor kitchen and a balcony off the upstairs living area. “We love to sit on the deck in the afternoon with a glass of wine and watch our daughter in the pool,” Mr Davie said. “The media room is also fantastic. It’s been built as a proper cinema with full sound proofing.” The property has an iPhone-controlled alarm system, water tank, ducted airconditioning and solar power.last_img read more

Akwa Ibom Gov Redeems Pledge to Eagles

first_imgGovernor Emmanuel had promised the players the sum of $10,000 for every goal, two days before their clash with the African champions, whom the Eagles walloped 4-0 in Uyo on the first day of September, before earning a 1-1 draw with the Lions in Yaounde three days later.Yesterday, the football-loving governor and great host of the Super Eagles in this qualifying campaign, said there is more where the money came from, if the team earns a sixth FIFA World Cup appearance by winning tomorrow.“I know you have the quality to overcome in this important match, but I don’t want you to under-rate your opponents. I love the professionalism and dedication to the cause that you have shown since the beginning of this qualifying campaign. Those efforts have putNigeria at the top of the table.“I want to commend the NFF, your coaches and the support staff for the great job they have all done in support of your efforts to get to this position. You are just one win away from achieving your goal. The Zambians are taking this game as a do-or-die affair, so we need to be totally focused and play like soldiers.”Responding on behalf of the team, Captain John Mikel Obi thanked the governor and pledged to him and indeed Nigerians everywhere that the Super Eagles will not disappoint on Saturday.“We very much appreciate the role Your Excellency, the Government and good people of Akwa Ibom State, the NFF and Nigerians from all walks of life have played to get us to this position in this campaign. We know how much this match means and we will go out there and do the job.”Table-toppers Nigeria will qualify for a sixth FIFA World Cup appearance with the minimum victory on Saturday. The match kicks off at 5pm.Meanwhile, President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick, has asked the Super Eagles to be calm but clinical in Saturday’s showdown with the Zambians.“The tendency is for teams to get uptight and tensed for this kind of match. I have spoken to them and the approach should be to take full control from the beginning and take the chances that come without being too anxious.“We defeated the African champions, Cameroon, by maintaining focus and with the team imposing its game and taking the chances that came their way. That should be the approach for Saturday.”Zambia last tasted victory against Nigeria in a competitive football match at senior level 32 years ago.There have been 18 matches in all, with the Eagles winning seven, Zambia winning five and six draws. But this is only the second FIFA World Cup qualifying match between the two teams, the first won by the Eagles in Ndola last year.NIGERIA & ZAMBIA AT SENIOR LEVEL15 July 1973: Zambia 5 Nigeria 1 – Lusaka (AFCON Qualifier)29 July 1973: Nigeria 3 Zambia 2 – Lagos (AFCON Qualifier)14 Feb 1976: Zambia 1 Nigeria 3 – Lusaka (Friendly)10 Mar 1978: Zambia 0 Nigeria 0 – Accra (AFCON)25 July 1981: Zambia 3 Nigeria 0 – Lusaka (Friendly)13 Mar 1982: Zambia 3 Nigeria 0 – Benghazi (AFCON)10 Aug 1985: Nigeria 0 Zambia 0 – Lagos (AFCON Qualifier)18 Aug 1985: Zambia 1 Nigeria 0 – Lusaka (AFCON Qualifier)12 Mar 1990: Zambia 0 Nigeria 2 – Annaba (AFCON S-F)10 Apr 1994: Zambia 1 Nigeria 2 – Tunis (AFCON Final)15 Dec 1997: Zambia 2 Nigeria 0 – Lusaka (Friendly)18 Dec 1997: Zambia 0 Nigeria 0 – Kitwe (Friendly)13 Jan 2001: Nigeria 1 Zambia 0 – Lagos (AFCON Qualifier)24 Mar 2001: Zambia 1 Nigeria 1 – Chingola (AFCON Qualifier)6 Jan 2010: Zambia 0 Nigeria 0 – Durban (Friendly)25 Jan 2010: Zambia 0 Nigeria 0 (4-5 penalties) – Lubango (AFCON)25 Jan 2013: Nigeria 1 Zambia 1 – Nelspruit (AFCON)9 Oct 2016: Zambia 1 Nigeria 2 – Ndola (World Cup Qualifier)Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram WORLD CUP QUALIFIER Promises more largesse if Zambia falls on Saturday in UyoOkon Bassey in UyoAkwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel on Wednesday redeemed his pledge of $10,000 per goal for the matches against Cameroon to the Super Eagles, while calling on the three-time African champions to go all out for a win against Zambia on Saturday and expect ‘a handsome reward’ from him.last_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo fit for Dortmund clash

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo has returned to full training ahead of Real Madrid’s Champions League semi-final clash with Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday.The Portugal international netted his side’s only goal in their 4-1 first-leg defeat last week, but then missed this weekend’s 2-1 win over Atletico Madrid due to a leg injury.Nevertheless, Ronaldo is not in danger of missing Tuesday’s return at the Santiago Bernabeu as he has resumed regular training action again after a brief lay-off.The prolific attacker joined his team-mates for the first time for Monday’s early session and participated without any noteworthy problems.“Cristiano is okay, but Alvaro Arbeloa and Marcelo are injured,” coach Jose Mourinho confirmed at his press conference.Ronaldo has been in superb form for Madrid this term, netting 51 goals in 50 appearances in all competitions, and Madrid will be hopeful he can add to his tally on Tuesday as they aim for a comeback win over BVB in order to make it to the Champions League final.last_img read more