Home cut in half, put on a truck and taken to a rural hideaway

first_img More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoThe kitchen before the renos.Other original features of the home include soaring ceilings, wide verandas, gleaming floorboards, and ornate fretwork. There is an airconditioned wine cellar with capacity for 490 bottles and an in-ground Quartzon saltwater swimming pool.Set across two levels, the circa 1904 home also features doors from Mrs Walsh’s late grandparents’ home at Chermside. The kitchen area is spacious and sleek. Triple-storey ‘manor’ for sale Is your yard a honey pot? 114 Ratcliffe Rd, Hunchy after the renovation. Brisbane Lions halfback on why he loves Camp Hill The property is positioned between Palmwoods and Montville and being sold by Property Lane Realty Woombye, selling agent Athena Law. Phone 0408 884 104.center_img Wine and dine your friends at 114 Ratcliffe Rd, Hunchy. “My grandparents had an old Queenslander at Chermside and when they passed the house was demolished but I laid claim to their French doors,” she said.“We had them sent to Cairns where we were living at the time but then had to get them sent back to Hunchy where we were moving to due to work.”With Mr Walsh now working in Brisbane, the couple have decided to sell their sprawling property and downsize.“It’s only a few years until retirement so Brisbane is a stepping stone for us,” Mrs Walsh said. What a stunner, check out this home at 114 Ratcliffe Rd, Hunchy.While it took 14 years and more than $1 million to renovate the home known as Raincourt, it was cut in half on site at Cardross St, Yeerongpilly and later relocated to 114 Ratcliffe Rd, Hunchy.Mrs Walsh said she bought the home without her husband having laid eyes on it.“He was a pilot with Virgin and I just made the decision,” Mrs Walsh said. “I bought him a ute and a house, and he really loved it. He was in Melbourne for a course”.When Mrs Walsh decided the home needed a bit of work she turned the front bedroom into a dining room. “We closed it back off and made something out of it,” she said.“The nursery ended up being turned into an ensuite. We opened up the wall between the lounge and dining area and we moved the fireplace a number of times.“There were beams where we kept wanting to put it, hence the constant move.“We put in casement windows and French doors leading onto the veranda. Those doors came from the Gympie Police Station. And we also extended the kitchen upstairs”. One of the bathrooms at 114 Ratcliffe Rd, Hunchy. The bathroom had a massive makeover. 114 Ratcliffe Rd, Hunchy before renovations.Historic French doors from a country police station have been incorporated into the renovation of this beautiful hinterland homestead, which once sat on a block of land in Brisbane.The four-bedroom, three-bathroom home is now on a 0.49ha site at the Sunshine Coast having undergone an extensive renovation by Ruth and Tony Walsh. MORE:last_img read more

Pigskin Notes: Defense bounces back, Woods struggles

first_imgMonte Kiffin’s battered baseball cap titled over his brow as he glanced toward the ground.“It’s hard to talk about Oregon right now,” said the Trojans’ assistant head coach for defense when last week’s performance was brought up.Understandably, it was hard to talk about Oregon. Just seven days earlier, Kiffin’s defense had surrendered school single-game records for points allowed, 62, and yards allowed, 730, in a primetime, nationally televised showdown against the No. 4 Ducks.So Saturday’s Homecoming game versus Arizona State at the Coliseum represented an opportunity for USC to turn the page and begin anew. And at last, after consecutive losses, something clicked on the defensive side.The Trojans’ defense surrendered just 10 points and 250 total yards, including just three points — a 28-yard field goal from Jon Mora — and 76 yards in the second half.“We’re not the Steel Curtain by any means,” Kiffin said, alluding to the famed Pittsburgh Steelers defenses of the 1970s, “but that sure felt good today.”The 250 yards allowed was USC’s lowest total for any game all season, equaling the same mark set during a Sept. 22 contest against California and a far cry from the 1,318 yards surrendered in its previous two losses. And similar to its victory over Cal, No. 19 USC (7-3, 5-3) was able to win in convincing fashion, 38-17.“I feel like we got better today,” said freshman defensive tackle Leonard Williams, who finished with one of the team’s seven sacks. “That’s the biggest thing.”Woods a little offIt might’ve been yet another Heisman Trophy-like performance for sophomore wide receiver Marqise Lee, who caught 10 passes for 161 yards and one touchdown, but it was far from a banner day for Robert Woods. The junior wide receiver logged his worst statistical performance of the season, with just two receptions for -3 yards.“I wish I was making more plays, of course,” said Woods. “But either than that, I’m proud of Marqise for making those plays.”On the season, Woods has caught 61 passes for 653 yards and 10 touchdowns.Lee attributed to the drop in production Saturday to circumstances and the fact defenses still “always play” to Woods.“He gives up himself up for me, basically,” said Lee, a former high school teammate at Junipero Serra in Gardena, Calif.Added USC coach Lane Kiffin, “He’s human. You want the ball. You play receiver, you want the ball. It was nothing negative. Just, from our relationship, I could feel him. He was a little bit down.”Deflated footballsUSC announced late Wednesday night it had been reprimanded and fined $25,000 by the Pac-12 after a student manager had intentionally deflated game footballs below NCAA-mandated pressure levels during a Nov. 4 game against Oregon.The school subsequently fired the manager.When asked during the post-game news conference if the ordeal had served as a distraction among players in the days leading up to Saturday’s game, senior quarterback and captain Matt Barkley insisted it hadn’t.“I don’t think players were really really talking about it in the locker room or anything like that,” said Barkley. “There’s attention on it in social media or what the media pushes out but we weren’t talking about it. Just brush it off and focus on football.”When further questioned if he had been aware of the deflation, he responded “no.”“I didn’t know anything was going on and I can’t tell the difference,” Barkley said.Drop in penaltiesFor much of the season, USC has stayed the most penalized team in the Football Bowl Subdivision, but for the second straight week, it put a damper on this lingering problem. The Trojans were penalized just four times against Arizona State for 30 yards. The week prior versus Oregon, it had been penalized three times for 25 yards.NotesJunior running back Silas Redd did not play against Arizona State. Lane Kiffin announced he was “not available.” Per school policy, USC does not publicly disclose injury information … Saturday’s game at the Coliseum was the earliest kick off time for a USC game since 1998 … Announced attendance was listed at 80,154last_img read more