first_imgThe home at 77 North Rd, Brighton, was once a church.Unique is a word often overused in real estate but this converted church is truly a one of a kind residence.The six-bedroom property at 77 North Rd, Brighton, is going under the hammer on Saturday, April 29 at 3pm.Marketing agent Kim Murdoch of Place Nundah said the former house of worship, on top of Brighton Hill, was a slice of heaven that had attracted “quite a bit” of interest.Murdoch said the current owners, a young couple, bought the 905sq m property with steepled church and separate Sunday school building 10 years ago.“When they bought it, it was a complete shell with nothing in it,” she said.The former church at 77 North Rd, Brighton.Now the church is a four-bedroom, two-bathroom home and the second building is a self-contained two-bedroom house with balcony.The main residence has polished timber floors, feature crisscross windows, gothic-shaped doors to the master bedroom, open plan living and a kitchen with breakfast bar.Outside there is a terrace area with travertine tiles and a timber deck.The second building has a man cave, two bedrooms, a kitchen, open plan living, a bathroom and garage parking for two cars.The Brighton home has a feature window next to the church steeple.Murdoch said the North Road home would suit a buyer looking for something different.“This is the third church I’ve marketed and I’ve found people who buy churches are normally extra special,” she said.“The churches have all been so different and, with the crisscross windows at the front, this one is very unique.”Also going to auction tomorrow is a three-bedroom bungalow that has belonged to the same owner since 1949.The home at 28 Solar St, Coorparoo.The home at 28 Solar St, Coorparoo will go under the hammer at 4.30pm on April 29.LJ Hooker Clayfield marketing agent Jason Gegg said the current owner bought the home with her husband after moving from Ingham 68 years ago.Her husband passed away 20 years ago and she remained, lovingly taking care of the property.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours agoGegg said the 95-year-old was selling to move in with her son.“The home is in a wonderful position — it has a reserve at the back — and has been really well looked after,” he said.“While some key rooms have been modernised over time the home has largely retained its authenticity.”The Solar St home has been lovingly maintained.The two-storey home has high ceilings, VJ panels and casement windows.Upstairs there are three bedrooms, a bathroom, kitchen, dining room and living room.Downstairs there is another living room, a second bathroom, a laundry and an office along with a garage and workshop.In Jindalee, a modern family home is going to auction at 11am on Saturday.The home at 138 Mount Ommaney Drive, JindaleeThe two-storey home at 138 Mount Ommaney Drive has four bedrooms, four bathrooms and parking for four cars.On the lower level there is a family room, storage rooms, a kitchenette, a bathroom and a laundry.Upstairs the open plan living, dining and kitchen opens to a covered deck at the front of the home and a terrace at the back.The Jindalee property has a modern floorplan including open living spaces.There is a built-in wood fire in the living room and the kitchen has a walk-in pantry, Siemens appliances, two built-in ovens, Teppanyaki cook plate, coffee machine and wine fridge.The master and second bedrooms have ensuites and all bedrooms have built-in robes, including a walk-in robe in the master.The property has an inground swimming pool, alarm system, water tanks and solar panels.Marketing agent Michael Devlin of More Estate Agents in Jindalee said the property was sophisticated and expansive and had views to Mount Coot-tha and Brisbane River.There are 116 home being auctioned across the wider Brisbane region this week on the back of 134 last week and a clearance rate of 44.3 per cent.CoreLogic auction spokesman, Kevin Brogan said Brisbane auction numbers had been impacted by the Easter long weekend followed by the unofficial Anzac Day long weekend.“The (post-Easter) bounce back nationally has been stronger this year than last year,” he said.“The powerhouse markets in Sydney and Melbourne had strong clearance rate activity but in Brisbane there are much more steady market behaviours.“The number of auction, at 116, is a decent number but fairly modest.”last_img read more


first_imgBurney, IN—Today in Indiana history,  the U.S. Senate confirmed President Eisenhower’s nominee for Surgeon General, Leroy Edgar Burney. Burney was born in Decatur County in Burney, a town started by his Great-Grandfather,  and was educated at Butler University and Indiana University. He served as Indiana’s health officer from 1945 to 1954. As surgeon general, he was the first federal official to publicly link cigarette smoking with lung cancer.On January 29, 1961, shortly after President John F. Kennedy’s inauguration, Surgeon General Burney stepped down from his post to give the new administration the opportunity to nominate its own choice for Surgeon General. Reforms and ideas raised during Burney’s administration would become the foundations of health policy under Presidents Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson.last_img read more


first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) – Guyana Jaguars head coach Esaun Crandon said his side’s sixth-round victory over Jamaica Scorpions is a huge boost to their push for a third straight Regional 4-Day title.The Jaguars, the defending Regional 4-Day champions, completed a seven-wicket victory on Monday to again take leadership in the six-franchise tournament from the Scorpions, the previous tournament front-runners.The Jags moved into the lead on 84.8 points, leaving the Scorpions in second on 73, just five clear of traditionally-strong Barbados, another sixth-round winner.“This is definitely a huge win for us,” said Crandon. “It was a total team effort. I thought we were a little bit rusty on the first day, but we knew what our bowlers were capable of doing.“We were a little hampered at home in terms of preparation, so these guys had to come out and be professional and showcase their skill.”Crandon said: “All in all, I am happy with the victory. I guess there are some areas that we need to work on as we go on, so we just have to try and put in the work and take it one game at a time.“We recognise the importance of winning this game and taking the lead away from home. Our aim is to win the next two games, and if we don’t win, then we have to try and get as many points from those two games. So this is a huge boost for us going into the next two games.”Jaguars will continue their road show, when they travel to Port of Spain to face Trinidad & Tobago Red Force, the other sixth-round winner, at Queen’s Park Oval before travelling half-hour northward to Bridgetown, where they will renew the oldest rivalry in the regional game against the Pride at Kensington Oval.At the same time, Scorpions captain Nikita Miller said it was a major disappointment for his side to lose on home soil and for a second time in the tournament to the Jaguars, following a 181-run defeat in the first round last November.“I feel like we had a good opportunity to win this game, but the difference I believe was that their fast bowlers did a lot better than ours and that made the difference,” said Miller.“If our pace bowlers had been a little bit more consistent maybe we would have got some more wickets from them on (Sunday).Miller said: “Every game from here on is like a final, so we have to double our efforts. I think that we have to close out games when we get that opportunity because it was a second-innings game.“Our decision-making in both innings was not up to the standard that I or the coaching staff expected and going forward we have to look at that and make sure that we score runs. If we are going to win games, we have to score runs because that is what sets up games.”The Scorpions host the flagging Leeward Islands Hurricanes on Friday at Sabina Park in Kingston in the seventh round, which also features the Pride welcoming the Windward Islands Volcanoes to Kensington Oval.last_img read more