Chelmer home steeped in history to sell under the hammer

first_imgThere are ornate decorative ceilings.The two-bedroom cottage is like stepping into a time capsule, with immaculately maintained classic features from decorative ceilings, to the retro lime green kitchen bench with matching green oven. This home at 120 Chelmer St West, Chelmer, will go under the hammer at the weekend.This Chelmer home is believed to be nearly 100 years old and has hit the market for the first time in 30 years.It is disputed the home, which is to go to auction on Saturday, was built in either 1920 and 1921 due to old address book records.Len and Lorraine Thornquist bought the Californian bungalow at 120 Chelmer St West in 1983 and said the fact the home was concrete was unusual for something of that era. The home at 34 Chiswick Rd, Bardon, is for sale for the first time in 40 years.On the other side of the river, 34 Chiswick Rd, Bardon, is also set to go under the hammer.It is the first time this home has been offered to the market in 40 years, with its previous owner living to 104 years old. More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoThe backyard is designed to take advantage of Queensland’s warm weather.Dixon Family Estate Agents Toowong marketing agent Carol Summerlin said many locals had shown interest in the property and had been lured by its wide frontage and location.“Everyone is raving about the kerb appeal,” “There has been a huge amount of local interest and we believe it will go to someone who is already living in the area.”The home will go under the hammer this Saturday, May 5 at 9.30am. The bedroom has ledlight windows.“Most of the Californian bungalows were built in wood or lead brick but the concrete block was really cutting edge technology in the 1920s so there aren’t many around,” Mr Thornquist said.It was originally thought the home was built by iconic Walter Taylor but Mr Thornquist has since read research to suggest the home was more likely constructed by Kon-Krete and Co. due to a number of other homes of similar architectural design they had built in the area.center_img The home as a retro benchtop and oven.The bathroom also has lime green tiles. The Chelmer home retains all of its charm, even after nearly 100 years.In the time the couple have owned the home, they have almost doubled it in size, transforming it from a two bedroom cottage to a family home by adding a master bedroom with ensuite, along with a dining room, living room, study and a large deck out the back. The bathroom keeps with the theme, with lime green tiles.Ray White Paddington agent Phil Waight said he had received a fair amount of interest in the property and was optimistic it would sell under the hammer.“It’s an entry level to Bardon,” Mr Waight said.“It does appeal to younger people because it’s in that the first home owners price range.”Mr Waight said there was work to be done to the home but buyers could “complete it to their own standards”.The auction is on May 5 at 1pm.last_img read more

Good, bad and ugly for African footballers in Europe

first_imgParis, France | AFP | African stars were involved in the good, bad and ugly across the major leagues of Europe at the weekend.Naturalised Malian Fousseni Diabate bagged a brace on his debut for Leicester in a 5-1 FA Cup rout of lower league Peterborough.Want-away Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Gabon was booed by Borussia Dortmund fans as he performed poorly on his Bundesliga recall.Democratic Republic of Congo and West Ham defender Arthur Masuaku was hit with a six-match ban after spitting at an opponent in a shock 2-0 cup defeat by Wigan.ENGLANDARTHUR MASUAKU (West Ham)It is questionable how much longer the left-back will be at the club after being sent off and receiving a six-match ban for spitting in their 2-0 defeat by third-tier Wigan. The 24-year-old France-born defender-cum-midfielder — who has opted to play for the Democratic Republic of Congo despite being capped at age-limit level by France — was described as “despicable” by Hammers manager David Moyes after spitting at Nick Powell.FOUSSENI DIABATE (Leicester)Diabate, 22, made an immediate impact for his new club after signing from second-tier French outfit Gazelec Ajaccio this month. The France-born Mali under-23 international grabbed a double in their 5-1 dismantling of third-tier Peterborough on his debut.KELECHI IHEANACHO (Leicester)The Nigerian international finally made an impression after failing to catch the eye since his move from Manchester City last August. A superb double — the second an excellent volley — may have given the 21-year-old the confidence boost he needed as there is no question of his talent.MOHAMED SALAH (Liverpool)Found himself an unwitting participant in one of the several prolonged video assistant referee (VAR) incidents that overshadowed the Reds’ 3-2 home defeat by West Brom. The Egyptian forward went down under slight contact from Jake Livermore and, after prolonged VAR study, referee Craig Pawson awarded a penalty. Following a delay of more than three minutes, Roberto Firmino’s spot-kick thundered off the crossbar and bounced clear. The focus on VAR obscured the fact that when Salah pounced to give Liverpool hope of a draw 12 minutes from time, it was his 25th goal in just 32 appearances for the Merseysiders.WILFRED NDIDI (Leicester)Iheanacho’s international team-mate produced a solid display after coming on as a 64th-minute substitute and the 21-year-old midfielder was rewarded with a goal right at the end.SPAINTHOMAS PARTEY (Atletico Madrid)The Ghanaian international is enjoying his best season in an Atletico Madrid shirt and the 24-year-old capped a fine second-half display from Diego Simeone’s side by tapping in the third in a 3-0 beating of lowly Las Palmas. Partey has become a fixture in the Atletico first team this season after coming through the youth system, and the goal was his fifth in all competitions. ITALYIBRAHIMA MBAYE (Bologna)Senegalese defender Mbaye accidently turned the ball into his own net after failing to clear off the line to gift Napoli an equaliser after Bologna had taken the lead. Bologna lost 3-1 to stay 12th with Napoli going back to the top of Serie A.JOEL OBI/MBAYE NIANG (Torino)Nigeria’s Obi and Senegal’s Niang scored in the first half as Torino eased past 10-man bottom club Benevento 3-0. Forward Niang scored his third league goal of the season on 40 minutes with midfielder Obi sealing the win just before the break.KWADWO ASAMOAH (Juventus)Ghana midfielder Asamoah was at the centre of the action in the champions’ 2-0 win over nine-man Chievo, whose Samuel Bastien was sent off on 36 minutes after two yellow cards in just two minutes, both for fouling Asamoah. Coach Massimiliano Allegri substituted the Ghanaian after he was yellow-carded.GERMANYPIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG (Borussia Dortmund)The want-away Gabon striker was booed by home fans each time he touched the ball in a poor display as Dortmund laboured to a 2-2 draw with Freiburg. Aubameyang returned to the starting line-up after being dropped for the last two games amid speculation of a move to Arsenal. He headed over with his only goal attempt.AMINE HARIT (Schalke 04)The Morocco midfielder claimed his third goal of the season by slotting home a first-half penalty in Schalke’s 2-0 win at VfB Stuttgart. Harit drilled home a 19th-minute spot-kick after Bayern Munich-bound midfielder Leon Goretzka was fouled.KEVIN-PRINCE BOATENG (Eintracht Frankfurt)The Ghana midfielder nudged home Timothy Chandler’s cross from close range to give Frankfurt the lead in a 2-0 win at home to Borussia Moenchengladbach. It was his fourth league goal this season.FRANCEKEITA BALDE (Monaco)Senegal international Balde struck in only the fourth minute for Monaco in their 2-2 draw with fellow Champions League hopefuls Marseille with a cool finish after latching onto a loose ball outside the area. It was the 22-year-old’s sixth league goal for the French champions since joining from Lazio in the close season, as he looks to secure a place in Aliou Cisse’s Senegal World Cup squad.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Golf club teams seek national glory

first_img22 Sep 2017 Golf club teams seek national glory Tags: competitions, English Champion Club Golf clubs from across England will compete this weekend for national glory – and a place in a European championship. The English Champion Club tournament will be contested by 34 teams and played at East Devon Golf Club, tomorrow and on Sunday. The winning team will represent England in the European Men’s Club Trophy in France from 26-28 October. This year’s challengers include 2015 champions, Birstall Golf Club, from Leicestershire and Rutland. Their team includes two members of that winning side, Steve Sansome and Jack Merry, who this year will be joined by Stuart Marriott. Simon Richardson, from Spalding, Lincolnshire, will be seeking a second national title in a week. He won the English Men’s County Champion of Champions title last weekend at Woodhall Spa. This weekend he is joined by Hugo Kedzlie and Andrew Grimwood. England internationals Gian-Marco Petrozzi and Jack Yule are both in the field, together with boy international Ben Jones. Petrozzi represents Trentham, Staffordshire and will play alongside Kevin Beattie and Robert Parkes. Yule, from King’s Lynn, Norfolk, will be joined by Kale Heath and Paul Savage. Jones is the long-time leader of the England Golf Boys’ Order of Merit and recently won the international Duke of York Young Champions Trophy by eight shots. He represents Northamptonshire County Golf Club alongside Daniel Roberts and Charlie Salter. The local challenge will be led by the team from Tiverton in Devon: Rhys Cruse, Bradley Scott and Tom Trowbridge. The teams face the fair and interesting challenge of East Devon’s clifftop course (pictured) which features spectacular views long the coast and is ranked among the country’s top 100. The winning club will be the one with the lowest combined score of all three players over 36 holes. Click here for more information and tee times Image copyright Leaderboard Photographylast_img read more