The damage across the northwest Brisbane suburb was extensive, with a number of homes destroyed.That process took two years, and in that time their children had settled in to new schools so they began searching for a new home. They found it at 36 Gordon St, Hawthorne. Mrs West said the house was also close to the CityCat and other public transport options.“We love our house and we love living here. It is going to be hard to leave it but Mitch leaving was a milestone and we want to travel,” Mrs West said. “The timing is right.”The house is being marketed by Deb Maguire of Place Kangaroo Point and will go to auction on August 25 at 1pm. Mrs West said their two children were now adults, and her son, 22, had recently moved to Sydney.“We love this house but it feels empty without Mitch,” she said. “And we want something that we can just lock and leave knowing (daughter) Sally will be fine.” 36 Gordon Street, Hawthorne“As soon as we walked in, we fell in love with it,” Mrs West said. “We have lived in London, Biloela, The Gap, East Brisbane, but this is the most amazing house I have ever lived in. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours ago“There is always something happening on the river. You don’t need a TV.”But the couple are now moving on and are downsizing to an apartment. After their house was destroyed in the 2008 storms at The Gap, the West family ultimatelty settled at 36 Gordon Street, HawthorneWHEN Kim and Mark West’s house at The Gap was destroyed by a super storm in 2008, they moved to East Brisbane while it was being rebuilt. On the ground floor there is a garage, a kitchen and a living area with a balcony. The multi-level waterfront home sits on a 442sq m block overlooking the river.It has four bedrooms, three bathrooms and space for two vehicles, and the living spaces have been designed to capture the view. The kitchen has stone benchtops, quality stainless-steel appliances and glass splashbacks. Upstairs, there are three bedrooms including the main with a walk-in wardrobe, ensuite and a private balcony with river and city views. The self-contained lower ground floor provides the potential for a teenager’s retreat, guest space or room for ageing parents.There’s a cinema, study, sauna, home office, wine cellar, guest bedroom, a separate living area and a deck leading out to the pool. The family had lived on Kimruska Place at The Gap, which was one of the areas hardest hit by the 2008 storm.
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The Ireland squad returns to training this morning as they run through final preparations for tomorrow’s World Cup qualifier against Georgia.Manager Martin O’Neill will be hoping for no further injury mishaps having already lost seven players from his original squad.The Ireland manager will also be hoping for a further update on the fitness of Harry Arter, who is battling a hamstring injury.