Former state minister shells out near record price for stunning Brisbane renovation

first_imgLooking across the kitchen to the open plan after all the hard work has been done.The home also has a rooftop terrace affording panoramic views through to the Brisbane City skyline. Former LNP representative, Saxon Rice, has been revealed as the multimillion-dollar buyer of Graya constructions latest project. Photo: Nathan RichterFORMER State politician, Saxon Rice, has been revealed as the latest buyer in a growing list of personalities to have purchased a Graya Constructions project.The past state member for Mount Coot-tha paid $2.22 million to snap up the stunning transformation of 8 McNab St, Paddington. The contemporary finishes were perfectly pitched for the high-end market.Ms Saxon joins a growing list of high-profile Graya clients which have included Channel 9’s Alison Ariotti, Brisbane Broncos captain Darius Boyd and wife Kayla, as well as Queensland Reds Player, Quade Cooper and his model girlfriend Laura Dundovic.Mr Graya said secret behind McNab Street’s success was simple.“It was 100 per cent about the location — Paddington is our stomping ground and I feel like we know it inside out,” he said. BEFORE: 8 McNab St, Paddington before Graya Construction got into the renovation. The view from the homes rooftop terrace.Owner of Graya Constructions, Rob Graya, said they were pleased to build a beautiful home and achieve a great outcome.“Very happy with the result. It was a very enjoyable build and it was a very nice feeling handing over the keys to a great family to enjoy the house,” Mr Graya said.Mr Graya said the architect, Joe Adsett, had created a standout home, and he would rank the project as one of his most enjoyable to date. AFTER: 8 McNab St, Paddington, QLD after its major makeover.The property had only been on the market for one day before it was put under contract by Ms Rice.The sale reflected the second highest price ever paid for a home on a 405sq m block in Paddington.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours agoThe once decrepit home is now a designer showpiece with five-bedroom, three-bathroom accommodation across multiple levels and is positioned just a few minutes’ walk from the Rosalie Village cafe hub.The property includes a glass-walled wine store, huge Calacatta marble kitchen bench, in-built timber cabinetry, over-size pivot glass front door and open plan living space that connects to the patio and pool area. BEFORE: Rob Graya knew the position was right for a successful project.“With Paddington’s number one street only next door it was a no brainer for us when Ben Wakely (agent) showed us the site,” he said.Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclairlast_img read more

More Road Work On 46 Next Week

first_imgThe Indiana Department of Transportation plans to close State Road 46 at the Indiana-Ohio Railroad crossing on the west side of Greensburg next week.Railroad crews have been scheduled to replace surface panels and rails on the crossing between West Street and Sunset Drive—beginning Monday morning and finishing on or before Friday November 8.An official detour routes traffic on S.R. 3 and U.S. Highway 421, a distance of 2.2 miles.last_img

Wozniacki, Osaka crash out of Miami Open

first_imgScarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters The 24-year-old Puig compared her win over reigning Australian Open champion Wozniacki to her gold medal triumph at the 2016 Rio Olympics.“It felt like Rio all over again,” Puig said. “I have been waiting for this and to finally start finding myself again.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe 27-year-old Wozniacki appeared to be headed to an easy victory after winning the first set in less than 30 minutes before the wheels fell off.World number 82 Puig clinched the win with a blistering forehand winner on the second match point. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ “I just tried to stay positive,” she said. “I didn’t think I played that poorly in the first set. She’s a great player so I had to stay focused and keep fighting.”Puig became the first Puerto Rican athlete to win gold in any sport at the Olympics when she beat Germany’s Angelique Kerber in the final.It was another disappointing exit for Wozniacki, who finally silenced her critics earlier this year with her maiden Grand Slam title in Melbourne, where she defeated Simona Halep in the final.Wozniacki drops to 17-5 on the season as she has now crashed out of her last two tournaments in stunning fashion. In her most recent WTA event in Indian Wells, Wozniacki was upset in the round of 16 by Russian dynamo Daria Kasatkina.Japan’s Osaka came into the second-round match against Svitolina on an eight-match winning streak that included her dream run to the Indian Wells title and a first-round triumph here over 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victimscenter_img But it was Svitolina who emerged with a victory thanks to a solid service performance that saw her win nearly 80 percent of points on her first serve.– Four service breaks –Svitolina saved five of six break points she faced and broke Osaka four times en route to the victory in an hour and 23 minutes.Osaka saved two match points before holding for 5-2 in the second set, but she was unable to convert three break points in the next game as Svitolina sealed the win.“It was challenging. I’m very happy the way I handled this match today and the way I was playing,” Svitolina said.In other second-round action on Friday, seven-time Grand Slam champion Williams stormed back from deficits in each set to defeat world number 88 Natalia Vikhlyantseva 7-5, 6-4.The 37-year-old American improved to 7-3 on the season as she clinched the victory on the second match point when the 21-year-old Russian smacked a forehand wide.Williams trailed 2-5 in the first set but won five straight games to take the opener. She also rallied in the second set, falling behind 0-3 before winning six of the next seven for the victory.Ninth-seeded Czech Petra Kvitova defeated 19-year-old Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus 7-5, 3-6, 6-3. KEY BISCAYNE, FL – MARCH 23: Caroline Wozniaki of Denmark plays a shot against Monica Puig of Puerto Rico during Day 5 of the Miami Open at the Crandon Park Tennis Center on March 23, 2018 in Key Biscayne, Florida. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFPWorld No. 2 Caroline Wozniacki and rising star Naomi Osaka became early round casualties while veteran Venus Williams survived a scare to book her third round spot at the Miami Open on Friday.Wozniacki slumped to a shock 0-6, 6-4, 6-4 defeat to Monica Puig of Puerto Rico while Osaka’s bid for the “Sunshine Double” of Indian Wells and Miami Open titles ended with a 6-4, 6-2 loss to fourth seeded Ukrainian Elina Svitolina.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Beard, Texas Tech oust Purdue in NCAA East Region Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Donegal mother treated to glam TV makeover

first_imgA Donegal mother has had a well-deserved pamper session and makeover – and will be revealing her new look this afternoon on TV.Róisin McBride, the Vice Secretary of Donegal Down Syndrome, was nominated for a beauty makeover on Today with Maura and Daithi at 4.10pm on RTE1.Today’s edition of the chat show is focused on friendship, so Roisin and her friend Ciara were treated to a busy day of glitz and glamour in Cork. Ciara had emailed Today to share their story. “It was a fantastic day because everyone was so kind,” Roisin told Donegal Daily. “We had a brief interview with Dáithí Ó Sé before being whisked off to get our hair and makeup done.”Roisin and Ciara took the opportunity to highlight the great work of Down Syndrome Ireland and share their personal stories. They also got to meet Hector Ó hEochagáin and Tipperary hurling captain Brendan Maher.Roisin’s daughter Eve has Down Syndrome. Just months after her birth, Eve had to undergo open heart surgery in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin.It was there that Roisin met Ciara Reid from Dublin, whose baby girl Réiltín was going through the same procedure. “The two of us immediately clicked,” Roisin said. “Ciara is a very level-headed lady and was a fantastic support.”“If I was having a bad day or worried about Eve, I would go to Ciara and she would hash it out with me. She would help me see that my problems weren’t as bad as I originally thought.”Odhran and EveRoisin was in Crumlin with Eve for three months from October last year. Eve’s father Seamus and older brother Odhran would visit them often as she recovered.“Life in Crumlin was like a pressure cooker,” Roisin said. She found a great friend when she met Ciara in December and they have been close ever since.“Our two little ladies brought us together, I hope now that they will be good friends too when they are older,” Roisin said. “There is strength that comes from these babies.” Both Eve and Réiltín are doing well following their surgeries. Eve had feeding issues after she was released from hospital and Roisin found that she greatly needed outside help.“We had gone from high dependency to nothing. There is no service in Donegal for feeding issues. I called Donegal Down Syndrome and the support that I got from them was fantastic. They came out to talk to me and gave great advice,” Roisin said.“Ciara was going through the same thing and I was in contact with her everyday as she advised me on feeding issues.”“The best experience and advice you can get is from a parent.” Roisin will take the chance to sing the praises of Donegal Down Syndrome during today’sTV appearance and highlight issues facing paediatric cardiology services.“It’s important that other mammies from Donegal who are travelling to Dublin or are down there to know that DDS is there to support them.”“This was a great chance to bring awareness to Down Syndrome and congenital heart defects. Forty per cent of children with Down Syndrome have heart defects.”Roisin also added that one third of children in the Children’s Heart Centre in Crumlin had Down Syndrome. There are only 25 cardiac beds to cover both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, and the centre has been funded by private donations and fundraisers.Donegal mother treated to glam TV makeover was last modified: November 4th, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:makeoverMOTHERRTEtelevisionTODAYlast_img read more