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If the walls of this inner-Brisbane property could talk what a story they would tell

first_imgGeorgina Terepai at herKangaroo Point home. Picture: Darren EnglandRemnants of an Indian jail used in the renovation of this charming inner-city cottage are just part of the character that will have buyers flocking to today’s auction.Look behind its leafy facade, and this cottage at 61 Rawlins St, Kangaroo Point, is exactly what savvy buyers want — a simple, entry-level investment just a stone’s throw from capital city facilities and with enough charming quirks to create effortless character.The property’s owner, Georgina Terepai, knew she was on a good thing when she bought it 16 years ago.“I was thinking anything in that particular area I knew it would boom — it’s too close to the city not to,” she said. 61 Rawlins St, Kangaroo Point.Ms Terepai said the new owners would not have any trouble finding tenants.“I had mad football lovers and they loved it because they could just walk to the Gabba every weekend when the football was on,” she said.Despite its location between Main St and Shafston Ave, it’s relatively tranquil, according to Ms Terepai.She said the home, which had solar panelling, gas heating and water tanks, would suit a wide range of buyers — from double-income couples to small families.Marketed by Place Bulimba, it will be auctioned on-site on March 11, at 9.30am. 61 Rawlins St, Kangaroo Point.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor7 hours ago“It’s taken its time, but now it’s really come to realisation.”The home’s charm is enhanced by the renovation Ms Terepai completed, creating a two-bedroom, two-bathroom property with two additional multipurpose rooms downstairs.“In the bathroom there’s a window frame from a jail in India. So it is quite a quirky house — it’s got a lot of character. It’s very colourful inside,” she said.Set on a 243sq m allotment so close to the Gabba you could almost mark a well-kicked Sherrin, the home’s easy access to the cool eateries at the ‘Paris End’ of Logan Rd in Woolloongabba mean you’ll rarely be starved of entertainment.last_img read more

First Australian bushfire evacuees land in Melbourne

first_imgEvacuees arrive from Mallacoota on the navy ship MV Sycamore at the port of Hastings, Victoria, Australia on Jan. 4. AAP IMAGE/NEWS CORP POOL, IAN CURRIE/ VIA REUTERS SOMERVILLE – The first of thousands ofresidents and vacationers stranded on a beach in southeastern Australia havelanded near Melbourne on Saturday morning after a 20-hour journey by ship. Bushfires have killed 21 people so farsince September and destroyed over five-million hectares (13-million acres) ofland. A much bigger ship, carrying around1,000 people, is due to arrive in the afternoon, with buses lined up to ferryevacuees to the local recreation center and Melbourne’s convention center.(Reuters) They were rescued from Mallacootawhere around 4,000 people fled to the waterfront on New Year’s Eve as firesripped through the town in one of the communities worst hit by wildfires.last_img read more