Suburban gem for sale as owners make the move to the country

first_img60 Joseph St, Camp Hill.But the urge to return to country life soon beckoned, and the stunning architect-designed home is back on the market.“When we bought the house it was unfinished so we were able to change things to suit us,” he said.“It was an attractive home because it was bigger than most homes on split blocks … we didn’t want to feel boxed in.“It has been a great house for entertaining and has incredible views of the city.”Inside 60 Joseph St, Camp Hill.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020The 380sq m home is spread over two spacious levels.It features a designer kitchen with Caesarstone benchtops and a butler’s pantry, multiple living areas, a rumpus and a large timber deck overlooking the pool and landscaped gardens.Want to see more dream homes? Here are a few we found earlier:Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:45Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:45 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenSummer Dream Home: Currumbin01:45 Related videos 01:45Summer Dream Home: Currumbin01:34Paradise for sale…01:16Dream home: Broadbeach Waters01:33Dream Home: New Farm01:36Dream Home: Brookfield01:00Mermaid BeachMr Blighton said he was selling to return to his country roots, with plans to buy a farm with his two adult sons.“I like to travel three months out of the year and will have a small, lockable base in Brisbane but the country is calling me,” he said.“This has been a fantastic home in a great location.”There’s plenty of room at 60 Joseph St, Camp Hill.Mr Blighton said he had looked at numerous houses before finding the Camp Hill stunner.“Nothing came even close to this house,” he said.“It didn’t feel like a shoebox.”The kitchen area at 60 Joseph St, Camp Hill.Ray White – Bulimba selling agent George Trovas said the home was “designed and built by the former owner (an architect) who created a practical home that takes advantage of its elevated outlook and living areas that bring the outside in”.The property has been listed for sale with offers over $1.5 million. 60 Joseph St, Camp Hill.Two years ago business owner Mark Blighton decided it was time to downsize from acreage to a more manageable property.And it was this home in Camp Hill that had the space and “wow” factor he was looking for.60 Joseph St, Camp Hill.last_img read more

Inchon on course to open in 1999

first_imgBYLINE: Cho, Ai-KyoungOperations Planning ManagerInchon Municipal GovernmentSubway Construction HeadquartersCONSTRUCTION is pushing ahead on the first metro line in the South Korean port of Inchon. Started in 1993 and now expected to open in 1999, the 24·6 km Line 1 is the first of five routes in a planned 125 km network, and will have taken five years to build at a total cost of 1487bn won. It will link Kyeyang-gu in the northeast to Tongchun-dong in the south of the city.The population of Inchon is growing rapidly, mirroring that of the Greater Seoul capital region which lies immediately inland. The city already has more than 2 million inhabitants, and needs a modern public transport network for the 21st century. The metro is expected to handle around 45% of all public transport trips.The whole of Line 1 will be underground, with a mix of bored tunnels and cut-and-cover station boxes. There will be 22 stations, including an interchange with Korean National Railroad’s Kyong-In line at Pupyong. The stations are envisaged as centres of culture and focal points of urban development, with direct links to nearby shopping centres, office developments and cultural institutions. The station interiors will be decorated by local and national artists. Considerable effort is going into the station design, with attention to signage, automated fare collection systems, and other equipment to ensure a high throughput capacity. Flap-style gates will each be able to process 60 people per minute, and high-capacity escalators will link the booking halls to the platforms below. Each station will be numbered as well as named, and the numbers will be prominently displayed.All stations will be fully accessible for disabled riders, with separate entrance gates and lifts throughout. Signboards will be fitted with induction blocks and finger switches for use by blind travellers. Separate toilets will be available for the disabled, whilst the payphones at each station will be disabled-accessible. Reserved spaces will be provided on each trainset.Fully automatedMetro operations will be fully automatic, although there will still be a driver on each train to ensure the well-being of passengers, provide information, and ensure personal safety. Operations will be managed by a central control complex, which will oversee the automatic train control, signalling, communications and power supplies, and communicate with stations and train crew by radio and telephone links. Trains will run every 2 1??2 min at peak times, and at 4 min intervals off-peak. A fleet of 25 eight-car trainsets is on order from Daewoo Heavy Industries, at a cost of 86bn won. The first three units are due for delivery on February 8 next year, with 10 more on March 10 and the final dozen by June 18. This will leave time for test running and commissioning before the start of revenue services in early 1999.The trains are derived from the existing metro stock used in Pusan, but with a more streamlined appearance. IGBT-based traction controls will be used to reduce noise and electrical interference. Power will be drawn at 1·5 kV DC from an overhead conductor rail. The passenger saloons will be air-conditioned and double-glazed, and fitted with eight-colour digital information displays.The Line 1 trains will be stabled and maintained in a depot at Kyulhyon-dong, close to the northern end of the line. This will also incorporate the staff training school and the main power supply transformer station.Future developmentsAs the construction of Line 1 nears completion, detailed planning is getting under way for subsequent phases of the network, which are due to be completed by 2007 at a cost of 3280bn won.A 5·8 km extension to Line 1 is included in the plans for New Songdo City, which would be built on reclaimed land along the southeast waterfront beyond Tongchun-dong. The timing of this extension depends on the construction of the reclamation and new city. Line 2 will be the longest route, at 35·4 km. It will run from the Namdong Industrial Complex in the south to Komdan in the northwest, via Yonhui, Kajongro, City Hall, Mansu and Nonhyondong. Depots will be provided at both ends of the line, and interchange with Line 1 will be at City Hall.Line 3 is known as the ’circle line’, and will run in a horseshoe for 34·2 km from Inchon Grand Park to Onsu and Shinwol in Puchon City – where it will interchange with Lines 7 and 11 of the Seoul metro. At the centre of the route, Line 3 will loop through the heart of the old port, interchanging with Line 1 at Art Center and Pupyonggu Office, and with Line 2 at Namdong Office and Kajwa. The Line 3 depot will be located at Unyon-dong.Latest addition to the network is a 9·5 km branch serving the northern part of New Songdo City. This will start from Chuan, at an interchange with Line 2 and the KNR Kyong-In line. Heading southwest through Hagik-Okryon, the branch will interchange with KNR’s Su-In line at Songdo, and finish at the planned New Songdo terminus of the Line 1 extension. Another major rail project will connect with the metro in the north of the Inchon urban area. This is the planned International Airport Rail Link serving the proposed Seoul international airport to be built on reclaimed land in the Yellow Sea off the coast. Starting from central Seoul, the Rail Link would serve the city’s existing airport at Kimpo before heading west to the new airport site. Passing through Inchon, it will connect with metro Line 1 at Kyeyang and with Line 2 at Komam. A 15·5 km metro branch is also planned to link the centre of Inchon directly to the new airport via Wolmido. oCAPTION: Line 1 is entirely underground, using cut-and-cover tunnels under major roads through the city centre CAPTION: Inchon’s three cross-city metro lines and two branches will create a comprehensive network, linking with rail and metro routes to the capital Seoullast_img read more

TRIBUTES PAID TO ‘BRILLIANT’ COUPLE FOUND MURDERED IN THEIR HOME

first_imgTHIS is the ‘brilliant’ couple found murdered in their homes in Carndonagh this morning.Jimmy and Kathleen Cuddihy suffered a horrific death.They were in their 70s. Jimmy was a retired schoolteacher who was originally from Kilkenny but was very much local, having taught Maths at school and in later years.Kathleen was retired nurse who worked as a paramedic.Both were found murdered at their home shortly after 9am today. A man was arrested on the mountain road outside Carn later.He is still being questioned by Gardai in Buncrana. A pathologist and forensic experts remain at the home on the Buncrana Road in Carndonagh this afternoon.“They were just the most brilliant people,” said one neighbour.“We are struggling to come to terms with what happened to them.”Local councillor Martin McDermott summed up the mood in the town today.“There is a deep sense of shock and it will be some time before we all take this in,” he said. TRIBUTES PAID TO ‘BRILLIANT’ COUPLE FOUND MURDERED IN THEIR HOME was last modified: October 24th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Carndonaghmurderlast_img read more