Georgina 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.
Bakar Djmel’s effort with 20 minutes left saw the islanders take a 2-1 lead, but Kenya left it late before Miheso beat the Comoros keeper one on one with nine minutes left on the clock.Okumbi made several alterations to his starting team, the returning Ismail Gonzalez starting out on the right side of defense while David ‘Cheche’ Ochieng partnered David Owino at the heart of defense.Captain Victor Wanyama started in midfield alongside Johannah Omollo with Francis Kahata, Jesse Were and Michael Olunga leading the front three in attack.Kenya had a brilliant start to the game when they won a penalty inside the first five minutes, skipper Wanyama stepping up to send Comoros keeper Ahamada early the wrong way for the opening goal of the tie.Olunga should have doubled Kenya’s tally barely a minute later when he did well to find shooting space but his shot came off the crossbar.However, Comoros responded almost immediately when M’Changama pulled a decent effort from distance catching Kenya keeper Patrick Matasi off his guard.The goal seemingly lifted Comoros’ spirits as they kept possession more, but Kenya nearly caught them on the counter but Francis Kahata could not maximize on a lucky rebound off the Comoros keeper after he failed to hold on to Eric Johannah’s shot.With the scores tied at par as at half time, the second stanza was always set to be interesting.Okumbi threw in his first card, pulling out Kahata for Paul Were, a like for like change that would inject some fresh pace into the game.In the 67th minute, Okumbi made another change, bringing in the returning MacDonald Mariga and Miheso for Omollo and Jesse Were.However, it was Comoros who looked to be hungrier as they went ahead just four minutes later, Djemel unleashing a ferocious shot that Matasi could only watch as it hit the net.It was a text-book goal from the islanders with Djemel having come to the end of a team move that involved all the 11 players, including the goalkeeper touching the ball before it was rifled into the net from inside the box.Despite going down, the Kenyans gave a spirited fight and Olunga had a header collected by the keeper at the back-post after rising unmarked to meet up a Miheso freekick.Paul Were also had an effort on his favorite left foot from the edge of the box but it was blocked by a forest of legs.Stars finally equalized with nine minutes left when Miheso kept his calm after racing onto a long ball to beat the Comoros keeper easily one on one. Almost immediately, Olunga came close with a stinging left footer that went inches over.Stars will now shift their attention to their second friendly match in Marrakech where they will face the Central African Republic on Tuesday.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Stars players hurdle for a prayer after a training session in Marrakech. PHOTO/FKFNAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 24- Substitute Clifton Miheso scored a late equalizer as Harambee Stars were held to a 2-2 draw by Comoros in a friendly match in Marakech, Morocco on Saturday evening.Under stand-in coach Stanley Okumbi, Stars had gone ahead via a third minute penalty from captain Victor Wanyama, but Comoros, ranked 132nd in the World roared back to equalize through Youssof M’Mchangama.