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Crowds spill on to street to see ‘heavenly home’ sell at auction

first_imgNearly 100 people turned out to see 83 Bardon Esplanade, Bardon sell under the hammer for $947,500.Almost 100 people turned out to see a three-bedroom, one-bathroom colonial cottage on 395sq m in Bardon sell under the hammer for close to $1 million. Home sales on the rise MORE: Ms O’Dea said the sale was proof the market understood how tightly held and beautiful the area was.“People buy and die in these homes, because they’re so attached to it,” she said.While five bidders registered, the serious competition came down to a couple with a young child and a woman in her late 50s from Toowoomba who placed the winning bid. The sale is the second highest price achieved on the tightly held street.That being said the street is tightly held. Yesterday’s sale was the first since 2017, when three homes sold (including 19) and prior to that, two changed hands in 2014.Four properties have no sale date recorded in CoreLogic, which usually indicates they have been held in one family for at least 30 years.Ray White Paddington agent Judi O’Dea said 83 Bardon Esplanade sold for $947,500 under the hammer.According to CoreLogic the vendor purchased the home in 2005 for only $495,000, and Ms O’Dea said they had mixed emotions about the sale. According to CoreLogic, it was the second highest price to be achieved in the street, with 19 selling in 2017 for $1,610,000. The 2017 sale was of a substantially bigger home, with four bedrooms, two bathrooms and on a larger block of 513sq m. RELATED:center_img Period features include high ceilings, stained glass windows and leadlighting, timber fretwork, VJ walls, polished timber floors, french doors and a wrap around veranda..The potential parties were attracted to the location and then the home’s character.Being a traditional colonial cottage, with period features, including high ceilings, stained glass windows and leadlighting, timber fretwork, VJ walls, polished timber floors, french doors and a wrap around veranda.Ms O’Dea said the sellers had renovated and transformed the home.“But they kept the character of it,” she said.“The location there is a seriously just so beautiful.“Anyone who appreciates the foothills of Mount Coot-tha, the lovely stream across the road and Bowman Park with all the activity there, it’s just magic.“The community spirit and just the activity, the dogs and the people walking by. “It’s heaven.” >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON FACEBOOK FOR MORE<< Cottage sells before second open home How superstars holiday in Oz “They were very teary about it, they were delighted to sell and very happy with their price,” Ms O’Dea said.“But the emotional attachment to this beautiful home, you just can’t replace and find an area like this and this beautiful home.”She said it was a “really good” auction, with five registered bidders and huge crowd spilling on to the street.“I just knew it would be and there was a big mix of neighbours and we had a hell of a lot of people through the house all the way through the five-week campaign,” she said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agolast_img read more

Maple Leafs’ Jack Campbell on Toronto: ‘What a fantastic organization’

first_imgFor an athlete, getting traded always presents a number of challenges. You have to pack up and relocate to a new city, usually on short notice and sometimes on the other side of the country. Like everything else, though, it’s a process that has been made even harder by the coronavirus pandemic.Jack Campbell was traded from the Los Angeles Kings to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Feb. 5, a few weeks before the deadline. Barely a month later, he was on his way back to L.A. after the NHL season was put on hold indefinitely. Despite a whirlwind first few weeks in Toronto, he’s loved being a part of his new team so far. With the NHL reportedly edging closer to announcing a return date, the 28-year-old is growing increasingly eager to lace up the skates and pile on the pads once again. “I can’t stop smiling at the thought of, when it’s the right time for everybody to come back, how exciting it’ll be to get in the net and stop some pucks,” he said.One thing is for sure: No matter how much longer it is before hockey returns, Jack Campbell will keep the same positivity that he always has. “I’ll always be grateful for L.A. and the opportunities they gave me to establish myself in the league,” he told reporters in a conference call Thursday, “but I mean, getting traded to Toronto, it’s the hockey mecca of the world. What a fantastic organization, top to bottom; the fans, the management and, number one, my teammates. I just really enjoyed getting to know everybody.””I think I packed a pair of gym shorts and one pair of pants for the road trip so had to do a little shopping but I’m just so excited to be here.” 😂Jack Campbell spoke to the media about how excited he is to be apart of the @MapleLeafs. pic.twitter.com/xCLnS4PUy9— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) February 6, 2020The sudden stop in the season has made things harder, of course, but he’s looking forward to being back with his new teammates as soon as possible.”[It’s a] little disappointing, we had some momentum going and I was starting to really get to know the boys and gel, but obviously there are bigger things going on right now,” he said. “I’m confident that when it resumes we’ll just keep putting our best foot forward. I’m just really enjoying my time as a Leaf.” He even acknowledged feeling a little bit of FOMO (fear of missing out) when he saw fellow Toronto goalie Frederik Andersen throwing alley-oops to Auston Matthews on Instagram. Andersen is staying with Matthews during the quarantine after being unable to return home to Denmark.”I love those guys,” he said. “They’re awesome. We’ve been texting once a week or so, just staying in the loop, and it looks like they’re having a good time. Those two guys are pretty similar, they love spending time outside playing sports.”MORE: Andersen hoping to stay sharp in quarantine with Auston MatthewsCampbell, who went 3-2-1 in six starts for the Leafs, has been in quarantine at his L.A. apartment since the season was paused about six weeks ago. The netminder is known for his positive attitude — and it should be no surprise that he’s still trying to get better even without being able to get on the ice. “I just think for me it gave me a chance to work on some weaknesses I have in my game,” he said. “Obviously, it’s a pretty scary time for the world and the health of everybody is number one, but with that being said, it does give somebody like myself a chance to work on stuff. For me, it was my flexibility. I took the time over the last six weeks to really hammer home a bunch of stretching and I feel like, hopefully, I’ll come back an even better goalie.”last_img read more