How to live fabulously in Brisbane

first_imgThis is one I could easily go for — if someone hadn’t beaten me to it already, and if I had the cash.LUBA Malecky and her family have lived at this stunning riverside property for the past five years and she says her favourite feature of the home is definitely the views, looking to dual reaches of the Brisbane River. The walkway to The University of Queensland in the distance.“I absolutely love taking in the outlooks from the rear patio and our bedroom, especially at night when the sun is setting,” Mrs Malecky said.“It’s beautiful and so peaceful, sitting there with your feet up, glass in hand, watching the changing colours of the sunset across the water.” 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 agoHow to melt away the stresses of the week.The home has gone under contract after staying on the market in the $3.4-3.8m price range.Vacant land and a big old fig tree to the left of the property also give the residence plenty of privacy — another bonus for potential buyers now that the Malecky’s are downsizing and the house at 91 Brisbane Corso, Fairfield is on the market.“Not only are our views across the river so expansive because we aren’t blocked in, but we can’t see into other people’s homes and they can’t see into ours,” Mrs Malecky said.The house has a concrete construction and is set over two spacious levels on an 820sq m block. Great spot for the teenagers in your life.Entry is via an atrium, with high vaulted glass windows, a flowing floorplan and neutral colour schemes giving the residence a resort-style ambience. It has five bedrooms, a study, media room and open-plan living spaces that extend to a patio and deck and beyond to a private pontoon, jetty and slipway.All of the bedrooms have ensuites, which Mrs Malecky described as fabulous for families with older children and a feature her two daughters loved, with four of the bedrooms also including walk-in wardrobes.“The main bedroom is to die for,” she said. “It faces the river and has a balcony to take advantage of the views, and it also includes a lounge area with enough space for a small fridge and coffee machine. Beautiful views from the master bedroom.“It’s a perfect adult’s retreat — I love escaping up there to read a book.”The main bedroom’s ensuite is another relaxing sanctuary to be, with its luxury spa bath, twin vanities and dual showers.Other features of the residence include a modern kitchen with European appliances, a large laundry, triple garage and ducted airconditioning.last_img read more

Gossip: Ings, Pjanic, Cazorla, Neville and Giroud

first_imgTRANSFER GOSSIPLiverpool are hoping to complete the signing of Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic, 24, his team-mate and fellow midfielder Radja Nainggolan, 26, and Lazio forward Keita Balde Diao, 19, for a combined fee of more than £75m. (Daily Express) Former Real Madrid midfielder Lassana Diarra, 29, hopes West Ham will revive their interest in signing him in the summer, after Fifa blocked a move in January. (Daily Mirror) Ings once went on loan to Dorchester TownBurnley striker Danny Ings, 22, has flown to Spain to open talks with Real Sociedad over a proposed summer move. (Daily Mail) And the Spanish side, managed by David Moyes, are set to quadruple Ings’ current wages and pay him 60,000-a-week. (Daily Star)  Atletico Madrid have agreed a deal to sign Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla, 32, in the summer. (Spanish radio station Cadena Cope) The Spanish club are also hoping to take Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata, 26, back to La Liga. (The Sun – Subscription required)  OTHER GOSSIPEngland manager Roy Hodgson wants to see former Manchester United defender Gary Neville replace him when he leaves his role. (Daily Star) Everton defender Phil Jagielka, 32, says the Toffees, five points clear of the relegation zone, would have swapped their healthy progress in the Europa League for a decent run in the Premier League. (Liverpool Echo) Arsene Wenger says France striker Olivier Giroud, 28, who scored both goals in the Gunners 2-0 FA Cup win over Middlesbrough, is a transformed player. (Daily Telegraph)  Paris St-Germain defender Thiago Silva, 30, says Chelsea striker Diego Costa does not scare them ahead of Tuesday night’s Champions League meeting. (Daily Mirror) BEST OF SOCIAL MEDIAArsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil was gracious in victory by wishing Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka best wishes after the Gunners had beaten the Teesiders 2-0 in the FA Cup. “Good luck for the rest of the season,” he tweeted. Liverpool left-back Jose Enrique was singing the praises of Barcelona’s Lionel Messi after the Argentina forward’s performance in the win against Levante. “Three goals and one assist…this guy is from a different planet,” he said on Twitter. AND FINALLY…At 14 he was dubbed ‘the new Pele’ now at 25 Freddy Adu is a nightclub promoter in America after struggling to find a new club. (Metro)last_img read more