Is this Brisbane’s best waterfront home?

first_imgInside 106-110 Virginia Avenue, HawthorneOn the same level there is a media room, music room, library and gym. Mr Scott said changing the layout of the home to include good separation between the adults and children’s areas allowed the family to enjoy the house more. REAL ESTATE: 106-110 Virginia Avenue, HawthorneThis riverfront home is in one of Brisbane’s most prestigious streets.Owners Sarah and Shaun Scott purchased the property at 106-110 Virginia Ave, Hawthorne, in 2010 before renovating the property to suit their lifestyle and family needs. The home at 106-110 Virginia Avenue, Hawthorne“One end of the house is more adult-friendly and the other really caters to children and teenagers,” he said. Mr Scott said buyers would enjoy how peaceful and private the home was, despite its inner-city location. “We get the best of both worlds here,” he said. The impressive home at 106-110 Virginia Ave, HawthorneMr Scott said it was a two-year undertaking to get it right.“We didn’t change the footprint that existed, just the configuration of the rooms,” he said.“It’s was about making the home more liveable, and changing the perspective rather than the design.”More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020The home at 106-110 Virginia Ave, HawthorneThe large home sits on 2137sq m of waterfront land and has city views, two swimming pools, a spa, champion-sized tennis court, putting green, boat house, private jetty and wine cellar. On the ground floor, the entryway leads to the open plan living, dining, lounge and kitchen area that overlook the plunge-pool, spa and alfresco deck. Inside 106-110 Virginia Avenue, HawthorneThere is also a rumpus room with bar and bathroom, office, powder room and laundry, a three-car garage, mudroom and drying court. On the second level, the home has five bedrooms, including master suite, each with their own walk-in-wardrobe and ensuite. last_img read more

Pakistan steady, Aussies in control after Handscomb ton

first_imgBy Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY, Australia (Reuters) – Pakistan’s Azhar Ali and Younus Khan forged a 120-run partnership to stall a rampant Australia on day two of the third and final Test yesterday after a Peter Handscomb century had helped drive the hosts to 538-8 declared.Opener Azhar, who hit a double-century in the second Test defeat in Melbourne that lost Pakistan the series, had contributed 58 to his side’s 126 for two at close of play, while veteran Younus had forged ahead of his partner with 64 not out.Handscomb had earlier completed the third century of Australia’s innings, matching openers David Warner and Matt Renshaw, as Steve Smith’s men poured on the runs before the declaration, which came seven overs before tea.Paceman Josh Hazlewood immediately drove home the advantage by removing debutant Sharjeel Khan and Babar Azam cheaply inside five balls to leave the hapless tourists reeling at 16-2 at the second break.Half-centuries from Azhar and Younus may have raised Pakistan’s flagging spirits but the Australians will still be confident of victory and a series sweep going into day three at the Sydney Cricket Ground with a lead of 412 runs.Handscomb had resumed on 40 with Australia 365-3 and never looked like missing out on his second Test hundred, becoming only the second Australian to score 50 or more in his first four Tests along the way.Brought into the side with Renshaw in the wake of the Hobart humiliation at the hands of South Africa in November, the 25-year-old has proved a rock in what had become a fragile Australian middle order.He brought up the milestone with a single off the 194th ball he faced and had nine fours on the board when he was out for 110 in bizarre circumstances.A TV review showed he had got too deep into his crease when facing a Wahab Riaz delivery and his bat had dislodged a bail, resulting in a rare ‘hit wicket’ dismissal.Australia’s fielders had the opposite problem as they tried to break up Pakistan’s third-wicket partnership in the final session and Handscomb rued two missed run-out chances.“It would have been nice to take one of those run-out opportunities and you never know what could have come from there if we had them maybe four or five down,” he said.“We just need to come out tomorrow and keep that pressure on.”Renshaw earlier fell short of dislodging Don Bradman as Australia’s youngest double centurion, the 20-year-old chopping on for 184 in the first hour of the day, and debutant Hilton Cartwright (37), Matt Wade (29) and Mitch Starc, who hit two huge sixes in his 16, also departed before the declaration.Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur admitted bowlers Mohammad Amir and Yasir Shah were “not in good shape” – the latter carrying a left hamstring injury – but thought the third-wicket stand had given his side a glimmer of hope.“The resilience and character and intent that has been shown by Younus and Azhar have been a real example to the rest of the dressing room of how we need to play,” the South African said.“We’ll carry on with same intent and see where that gets us tomorrow.” AUSTRALIA 1st innings (o/n 365-3)M. Renshaw b Imran Khan 184D. Warner c S. Ahmed b Riaz 113U. Khawaja c S. Ahmed b Riaz 13S. Smith c S. Ahmed b Shah 24P. Handscomb hit wicket b Riaz 110H. Cartwright b Khan 37M.Wade c B. Azam b Ali 29M. Starc c sub. (Rizwan) b Ali 16S. O’Keefe not out 0Extras: (b-5, lb-1, w-2, nb-4) 12Total: (8 wickets decl; 135 overs) 538Fall of wickets: 1-151, 2-203, 3-244, 4-386, 5-477, 6-516, 7-532, 8-538.Bowling: Amir 24-2-83-0, Khan 27-4-111-2, Riaz 28-4-89-3, Shah 40-2-167-1, Ali 14-0-70-2, Shafiq 2-0-12-0PAKISTAN 1st inningsA. Ali not out 58S. Khan c Renshaw b Hazlewood 4B. Azam lbw b Hazlewood 0Y. Khan not out 64Total: (2 wickets, 41 overs) 126Fall of wickets: 1-6, 2-6.Bowling: Starc 10-2-34-0, Hazlewood 11-3-32-2, O’Keefe 7-1-11-0, Lyon 9-1-34-0, Cartwright 4-0-15-0last_img read more