This is what $3 million will get you in Brisbane: a luxury riverfront home “like a penthouse suite”


first_imgThis riverfront home at 65 Brisbane Corso, Fairfield, has sold for $3.045m. Picture: realestate.com.auThe house was designed by its previous owners — an architect and his wife — who bought the property with an existing 1950s house and completely renovated and extended it.It was given the full designer treatment — from the Ralph Lauren pendant lights and Murano glass chandeliers to the European oak flooring and Carara marble finishes.The bedrooms feature Italian walk-in-robes and floating entertainment units and are lined with decadent wallpaper. This riverfront home at 65 Brisbane Corso, Fairfield, has sold for $3.045m. Picture: realestate.com.auThe two storey house is on an 850 sqm block at 65 Brisbane Corso, Fairfield, surrounded by million dollar homes in the suburb’s best street.Jason Adcock of Adcock Prestige negotiated the sale of the property for $3.045 million to a local buyer looking to upgrade in the area. “The level of finish inside is just total six star,” Mr Adcock said.“It’s like something out of a penthouse suite at the Four Seasons.”More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours agoMr Adcock said the property sold in six weeks after attracting multiple offers.“I think it represented very good value for what you got,” he said. This riverfront home at 65 Brisbane Corso, Fairfield, has sold for $3.045m. Picture: realestate.com.auTALK about bang for your buck. No wonder Queensland’s southern cousins are flocking to Brisbane. You’d be lucky to get a shoebox on the water for $3 million in Sydney, but look what it will get you in Brisbane: a designer house with four bedrooms, three bathrooms, absolute river frontage — and your own personal jetty.Plus, it’s only four kilometres from Brisbane’s CBD.center_img This riverfront home at 65 Brisbane Corso, Fairfield, has sold for $3.045m. Picture: realestate.com.auBut wait until you see the kitchen. It has not one, but three, integrated Miele ovens, three integrated dishwashers, an Italian gas cooktop, an ‘Insinkerator’ and a marble island bench. Then there’s the landscaped backyard and gardens featuring an ironbark timber patio. Oh, and the property comes with approved plans for an inground pool.The property’s last recorded transaction was for $1.79 million in 2015.The median house price in Fairfield is $675,000.last_img read more

Breast is best but lay off the pressure, Kiwis say


first_imgNZ Herald 14 Feb 2012Three out of four New Zealanders feel mothers should breastfeed their babies if they can, but more than half also think there is too much pressure to do so.A UMR Research poll of 750 adult New Zealanders found overwhelming support for breastfeeding. More than 70 per cent backed the method, and 80 per cent were comfortable with mothers breastfeeding in public.But even respondents who favoured breastfeeding felt the pressure placed on parents was too heavy. The report’s authors said: “It seems likely therefore that this reaction is not to the breastfeeding message as such, but to the way it is being delivered.”http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10785399last_img read more