101-year-old waterfront home set to go under the hammer

first_imgEnough to make any pioneers heart flip.A LARGE circa 1916 riverfront home has hit the market with an effortless grandeur that’s made it timeless.The house called Riverview – at 1154 Yandina Coolum Rd, Maroochy River, on the Sunshine Coast – has five bedrooms, three bathrooms, a three car garage and a pool and sits on 6ha of prime waterfront land.It was restored to showcase VJ walls, soaring ceilings, polished timber flooring and multiple french doors. What a spot to entertain some friends.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoOne bedroom also connects to a study. A second study is nearby and has a built-in floor-to-ceiling bookshelf.Three more bedrooms occupy the opposite side of the house, including one with an abundance of built-in wardrobes. The main bedroom overlooks the Maroochy River and has a large walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite with a double vanity and glass shower. The family bathroom has a shower bath and is near a laundry with external access and connecting cellar. The home is a sight to behold by the water.“Riverview has something for everyone, from luxurious living spaces and farming potential to open play areas and a serene river atmosphere,” Mr Anderssen said.“There is excellent potential here to create a thriving business, beloved residence or both.” Inspections are by appointment, with the auction scheduled to be held on site at 11am on Friday October 13. Heritage elements including floorboards have been restored to former glory.Bi-fold and french doors open from the lounge room to a wraparound timber deck with river vistas and stairs down to the back yard. The side veranda connects to an in-ground saltwater pool. The property also has a three-bay machinery shed, 200,000L of water storage, two dams, a separate one-bedroom demountable and a private pontoon and boat ramp.About 25 minutes from Maroochydore, the residence offers rural tranquillity along with convenient access to Sunshine Plaza shopping centre and Cotton Tree Beach. Agent Ben Anderssen of Harcourts Solutions called the home an iconic riverfront property offering amazing proportions and modern livability. The ceilings in all rooms are high.A long driveway leads to the house, which has a triple-gable facade with a covered entry porch, flag pole, stone stairway and established gardens. Double doors lead into the house, which is centred on an expansive open-plan dining and lounge room with leadlight windows, ceiling fans and decorative lighting. An adjoining country-style kitchen features timber benchtops, a corner pantry, large double hung windows and high-quality appliances.Two bedrooms with veranda access are to one side of the house, divided by a shared ensuite. last_img read more

Murray battles through, Venus dances through

first_imgMurray cut a frustrated figure as he battled his way past Illya Marchenko in straight sets, shouting up to his box on numerous occasions, but he never looked like missing the opportunity to progress.The world number one had to contend with very troublesome conditions as the sun blazed down on Rod Laver Arena, but he found just enough class to come through the tricky opening encounter – all while his wife Kim Sears battled away with the ‘player box’ cam.Venus, meanwhile, was on very fine form as she overcame Kateryna Kozlova, playing some superb tennis before producing one of the most memorable post-match interviews at Melbourne Park.Venus was in no mood to let interviewer Sam Smith get away with joking about her age, firing back in humorous and pretty cutting fashion.Sadly for Simona Halep, she was not in as high spirits as Venus as she trudged away in heartbreaking fashion after suffering a first-round exit to world number 52 Shelby Rogers.It was hard to watch Halep walk off court with a hood over her head, and then to have to walk down a tunnel with the faces of past winners plastered all over the walls. With Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka, controversy’s Nick Kyrgios and defending champion Angelique Kerber still to come, the opening day in Melbourne is just getting started.Monday’s highlightsAndy Murray secures his place in the second round after a straight sets victory over Illya Marcheko in searing Melbourne heat.Venus Williams survives a rocky start to reach the second round of her 17th Australian Open, beating Kateryna Kozlova 7-6 7-5Seventh seed Garbine Muguruza battles through an injury to overcome Marina Erakovic 7-5 6-4.Fourth seed Simona Halep suffers a shock defeat to world number 52 Shelby Rogers 6-3 6-1. Olympic champion Monica Puig hammers Patricia Tig 6-0 6-1 for the first completed match of this year’s tournament.American Varvara Lepchenko produces an upset over last year’s French Open semi-finalist Kiki Bertens, beating the Belgian 19th seed 7-5 7-6(5).Britain’s Aljaz Bedene loses 7-6 7-5 0-6 6-3 to world number 103 Victor Estrella Burgos to exit in the first round.Kei Nishikori is forced to dig deep with the world number five taken the distance by Russia’s Andrey Kuznetsov before eking out a 5-7 6-1 6-4 6-7(6) 6-2 win.Coco Vandeweghe collapses to the ground after sealing her place in the second round of the Australian Open having battled an illness, 6-1 7-6 over Roberta Vinci. BritwatchAljaz Bedene suffered a very disappointing four-set defeat to world number 103 Victor Estrella Burgos of the Dominican Republic.Bedene had been tipped to make a surprise run in Melbourne but, as Eurosport commentator Simon Reed reflected, he “made way too many mistakes” when it really mattered.It is the fifth time in a row Bedene has lost in Melbourne in the opening round while world number 103 Estrella Burgos goes through to face Australian Bernard Tomic.Meanwhile, as mentioned above, Andy Murray made it through in straight sets with victory over Illya Marchenko in very tough conditions. The heat proved a real issue throughout the match, but Murray battled his way through to a second-round clash with qualifier, Russia’s Andrey Rublev.Daniel Evans is also in action against Facundo Bagnis, seeking to secure his place in the second round.Stat of the dayPoor Simona Halep – this stat really puts the enormity of her shock first-round defeat in context:RespectCoco Vandeweghe collapsed to the ground after sealing her place in the second round of the Australian Open having battled an illness.It was a highly emotional moment as Vandeweghe was helped at her chair by medical staff and the crowd gave her their full support. The image of the player shaking on the ground having secured victory over Roberta Vinci of Italy was a very powerful one.last_img read more

Ranking Big Ten coaches for 2019: Jim Harbaugh is No. 1, at least for a year

first_img— Nebraska’s Scott Frost could shoot up the top 25 this year with the high expectations at Nebraska, but we need to see him win some big games, too. The Huskers gave up 30 or more points in eight games last season, and they were 1-7 in those games.— The Big Ten has the most coaches in the top 25 of our rankings, with seven, and 10 coaches in the top 40. That is part of the legacy Meyer leaves behind. The quality of the conference is just better now.— Of the returning coaches, Rutgers’ Chris Ash is the only one who moved more than five spots in either direction in our overall rankings. Ash fell seven spots to No. 90. That means most of the conference has stability. But he hasn’t won anything. Who else would you put No. 1? Mark Dantonio and James Franklin have Big Ten championships. That’s fair, but Harbaugh has evened the series with Dantonio traded blowouts the last three years with Franklin. You can get cute and say Pat Fitzgerald, Paul Chryst, Jeff Brohm or Scott Frost. That does not hold up. Harbaugh is 6-1 against those coaches in Big Ten play.  MORE: Big Ten 2019 early conference primerThis comes down to the fact Meyer is out and Ryan Day is in, and Harbaugh’s albatross it the Ohio State game. He’s 0-4 against the Buckeyes, and that’s why this No. 1 ranking is temporary. If you want to put Day ahead of Harbaugh you can, but that’s a reach considering Day hasn’t felt the pressure of being a head coach in The Game yet. Meyer was 7-0 in that one and beat all those other coaches, too.Can Harbaugh do that now? He still has a lot to prove in Ann Arbor.We can all agree on that. With that in mind, here is a look at our Big Ten coach rankings:2019 Big Ten Coach Rankings  RankNameSchoolWLPCT.OVR1Jim HarbaughMichigan6735.657102Mark DantonioMichigan State12568.648133James FranklinPenn State6936.657144Paul ChrystWisconsin6131.663165Pat FitzgeraldNorthwestern9670.578186Ryan DayOhio State301.000227Kirk FerentzIowa152101.601258Scott FrostNebraska2315.605289Jeff BrohmPurdue4323.6523210P.J. FleckMinnesota4235.5453911Tom AllenIndiana1015.4006712Mike LocksleyMaryland331.0887913Lovie SmithIllinois927.2508814Chris AshRutgers729.19490MORE: SN’s post-spring preseason top 25Quick reads  — Ohio State’s Ryan Day is difficult to rank because we know he can coach. He proved that in the 3-0 stint while Meyer was suspended last season. But to be fair, we have him higher than the last time we faced this predicament. When Lincoln Riley took over for Bob Stoops two years ago, our initial ranking was No. 44. If you want to go higher with Day, then that’s OK by us. Jim Harbaugh is the top coach in the Big Ten heading into 2019.  Everybody OK with that? Sporting News’ annual 1-130 coach rankings were released this week, and our Big Ten rankings were a little tougher at the top after Ohio State coach Urban Meyer retired in the offseason. That was the default setting since 2012. That’s why Harbaugh is No. 1 — at least for 2019.  last_img read more