The Brisbane home that failed to sell despite a $3.11 million bid

first_imgIt is not often a wine cellar comes with a view.But despite the bidding jumping to $3.11 million, the price was still too low for the vendor and the auction was passed in.Agent Douglas Tonkin said there had already been several offers made for the home and people from throughout Queensland and Australia had been through its doors to take a look in person. “Most people that come through to look at this property they are CEOs COOs, business people and the like, people that know the value,” Mr Tonkin said. “We always reiterated that this is a stand-alone home, that you are not going to say anything like this in Brookfield.”Negotiations were continuing with a number of people still interested in the property. Want to have a swim and enjoy the elevated views? No problem, the house has a pool on the top floor.And all that in an area that is just 20 minutes to the city. Exquisite, expansive and expensive. A $3.11 million auction bid was not enough for the vendor at this Brookfield home.THE bidders were happy to throw millions to secure this Brookfield property, but it was not enough for the vendor to let it go. The conditions seemed to be right for 9 Royston St to sell at auction yesterday.It had a lot of interest from wealthy bidders due to the sweeping views, size at 1.02 ha and the highend minimalist designed home by architect Tim Ditchfield that was unlike anything else in the area. center_img The designer home is just four years old.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours agoThe home had everything from a butler pantry with a walk in cold room, an elevated pool on the top floor that overlooked the mountains, and a wine cellar.last_img read more

​Man Utd hoping to secure three more signings

first_imgManchester United are hoping to seal three more signings before the transfer window closes. The Red Devils have only secured Donny van de Beek for the first team. The Dutch midfielder arrives to provide competition in those positions. According to the Manchester Evening News, United want to sign Sergio Reguilon from Real Madrid, along with a centre-back and striker. read also:Man Utd prepare massive bid for Dortmund star valued at £108mAdvertisement Loading… They do want Jadon Sancho, but may be priced out of a move for the Borussia Dortmund winger. Their forward targets include Moussa Dembele, Joshua King and others. It is unclear who they would chase at centre-back, but David Upamecano is a long term target. However, the Frenchman may be pursued next term. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Most Exciting Cities In The World To Visit7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocket6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Themlast_img read more

Coronavirus: No professional sport in England until 1 June at earliest

first_imgNo professional sport, even behind closed doors, will be staged in England until 1 June at the earliest, the UK government has announced.The government has published a 50-page guidance document detailing how England will begin to ease lockdown measures.Step two of that plan – which will not be allowed to start before 1 June – includes “permitting cultural and sporting events to take place behind closed doors for broadcast, while avoiding the risk of large-scale social contact”.The document states that reopening venues that attract large crowds, such as sports grounds, “may only be fully possible significantly later depending on the reduction in numbers of infections”.Premier League clubs are meeting on Monday to continue discussions on Project Restart.The top flight has been suspended since 13 March because of the coronavirus pandemic but is aiming to resume in June, with 92 fixtures left to play.There will be no cricket played in England and Wales until at least 1 July, following a decision by the England and Wales Cricket Board.British horse racing had hoped to resume behind closed doors later this month, having been on hold since 17 March.Premiership Rugby is aiming for a resumption in early July, with nine rounds of matches remaining.Under proposed rules for boxing to resume behind closed doors in July, fighters at British shows will wear protective masks during ring walks and could be banned from using a spit bucket between rounds.The government’s current aim is to introduce step two on 1 June but only if sufficient progress is made in “successfully controlling the spread of the virus” and the lifting of restrictions could be delayed.Do we know when fans will be able to return?It is unclear when spectators may be able to attend sporting events again.Under step three of the plan, which will not start until 4 July at earliest, the government is aiming to reopen some of the remaining businesses that have been forced to close, including hospitality and leisure facilities.However, it adds: “Some venues which are, by design, crowded and where it may prove difficult to enact distancing may still not be able to reopen safely at this point, or may be able to open safely only in part.“In order to facilitate the fastest possible reopening of these types of higher-risk businesses and public places, the government will carefully phase and pilot reopenings to test their ability to adopt the new Covid-19 secure guidelines.“The government will also monitor carefully the effects of reopening other similar establishments elsewhere in the world, as this happens.”The document also states that “only the development of a vaccine or effective drugs can reliably control this epidemic and reduce mortality without some form of social distancing or contact tracing in place.” Source: BBClast_img read more

Marreese Speights eyes opportunity off the bench for Clippers

first_imgThe 6-foot-10 forward will be able to back up both center DeAndre Jordan and power forward Blake Griffin. His outside shooting touch gives the Clippers a big man who can keep defenders away from the basket.Speights made 38.7 percent of his shots from the 3-point range and averaged 7.1 points and 3.3 rebounds in 11.6 minutes for the Golden State Warriors last season. He said he believes his experience with the 2014 NBA champions can help the Clippers “get over the (playoff) hump.”“I think I bring the Clippers a guy who can shoot the ball,” Speights said. “I have a lot more to my game that everyone sees. That’s something I’ll make sure they cherish here.“I’m going to prepare myself to come into training camp in better shape and take the opportunity to show my game.”The Clippers’ three draftees, who also signed contracts Tuesday, also are eager to continue their growth. The three debuted their skills in the recently completed Orlando Summer League, but all agreed they need to improve physically. PLAYA VISTA >> Marreese Speights took note of what Cole Aldrich did last year for the Clippers and wants the same opportunity this season.Speights saw how Aldrich played a significant role off the bench and became an impact player when the Clippers lost Blake Griffin. Now, he gets the chance to do the same.Speights, a free agent, signed a one-year deal for the veteran’s minimum salary on Tuesday, but more importantly, is looking to provide the team with versatility much like Aldrich did.“I see what a guy like Cole Aldrich did here, the role he had, how he changed it to being an impact player on this team,” Speights said. “Free agency didn’t go as I wanted, but I feel like the opportunity here prepares me for the future. I have an opportunity to come here and play every night.” Center Diamond Stone said he needs to get stronger if he hopes to hold his own against the league’s post players. Guard David Michineau of France said he needs to work on his speed because “everything go faster” in the NBA compared to the international game. Forward Brice Johnson said he needs to gain weight. The four-year player from North Carolina comes into the league at 6-foot-10 and 230 pounds and said he wants to add 20-25 pounds.“It was kind of frustrating (in summer league) because I wanted to do more, but I just physically couldn’t do it, could do it the way I play,” Johnson said. “Defensively, I need to hold my own. That’s probably the biggest thing that hurt me.”Johnson said bulking up should be easy with an NBA paycheck.“Now I can pay for a lot more food that’s good for me and not go to McDonald’s or eat bad food all the time,” he said.Rivers said he was willing to help him with his weight issues.“I can get you 20 pounds easy,” Rivers said, jokingly.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more