Would you buy a house next to a cemetery?

first_imgThe home has character features including timber floors and VJ walls.“They treat the cemetery like a park and it is very well looked after these days. “For buyers, this is an opportunity to buy in to inner-city living on a big block of land at an affordable price.” The home at 63 Frederick St was built in 1935 and has timber floors, VJ walls and high ceilings. There is a separate living area, a dining room opening to the back patio, and a kitchen with walk-in pantry and gas cooking. The kitchen at 63 Frederick St, Toowong.There is a covered veranda at the front of the home and plenty of entertaining space at the back.Ms Healy said she was only selling because she was moving away from Brisbane.“I’ve really loved living in Toowong,” she said. “It is a great location 15 minutes’ walk to the Regatta, close to buses and the city.” The home at 63 Frederick St, Toowong, is across the road from Toowong Cemetery. Photo: SUPPLIEDIF ghost stories and gravestones don’t deter you, this 1930s Queenslander in Toowong could be an affordable entry in to the inner city market. The renovated three-bedroom home is on a double block across the road from Toowong Cemetery. Owner Maria Healy has lived in the house at 63 Frederick St since 2003 and in that time she hasn’t experienced a single spine tingle, undead visitor or unexplained event. Even on Halloween, she isn’t the slightest bit concerned about her silent neighbours. The home at 63 Frederick St, Toowong, is on a double block.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus1 day agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market1 day ago“There is always a lot of people in there, either tending the graves or walking their dogs. There are even a couple of water stations for the dogs to have a drink.” Marketing agent Byrony O’Neill said most buyers weren’t put off by the heritage-listed cemetery. “A lot of people make jokes about quiet neighbours or it being the dead centre of town but they don’t seem to mind it,” she said. The view of Brisbane city from the top of Toowong Cemetery.“I actually love that I live across the road from so much history,” she said. Ms Healy said Frederick St residents saw the well-maintained cemetery as a bonus. It is a large green space with city views, lots of trees and plenty of walking paths. It is also next to Anzac Park and the Mount Coot-tha Botanic Gardens. “I’ve got a two-year-old dog and we go for a walk through the cemetery several times a week, as do my neighbours,” Ms Healy said.last_img read more

European Tour Considers Listing E’Guinea Open on Schedule

first_imgOlawale Ajimotokan in Mongomo, E’GuineaEquatorial Guinea’s strategic investments in golf is inching toward global recognition after the European Tour hinted it was considering listing the yearly 3e Actuaries Equatorial Guinea Open on its tournament schedule.The development will come as a big wake up call to Nigeria, which has for over two decades, neglected its National Open Championship and allowed it to slip into comatose.The Tournament Director for the European Tour, Jose Maria Zamora, was in Mongomo to assess Equatorial Guinea Open Championship, which officially tees off on Thursday with a field of almost 70 golfers from 27 countries including Nigeria. Zamora, who also doubles as the Assistant Challenge Tour Director of the European Tour and is in charge of the Tours anti doping effort, regulation book and new projects, said yesterday that the visit would provide a platform to assess African players on the possibility of some of them joining the European Tour.In an exclusive chat with THISDAY in Mongomo, he said that he undertook the visit because of the report he had received about Equatorial Guinea Open and the large number of African golfers that usually attend it.“You never know where the next Tiger Woods will come from. The idea is to develop golf tournament all over the world and open up to the new places where we can give opportunities to new African players to join the European Tour and make a living. We are assessing Equatorial Guinea Open, its facilities, infrastructure and organisation if there is a possibility the tournament could be part of our schedule in the future. We will be very happy if that happens,’’ Zamora said.According to him, a tour in Africa can be integrated into the European Tour if it attains a prize and organisation level that matches their expectation, adding afterwards they will be granted world ranking points and an easy pathway to the European Tour.“To be part of the Euro Tour, a player must become a member via ranking or be an associate member, where he can have his winnings on any event counting towards the ranking, while depending on his position on the ranking, he can get exemption for the following year’’.Zamora said Nigeria can be listed on the European Tour if the golf federation and local PGA drive sponsorship and formally approach the Tour, which will consider the proposal if the conditions and facilities are suitable.CHAMPIONS LEAGUE(Today 8.45pm)R’Madrid v DortmundPorto v LeicesterTottenham v CSKAC’Brugge v CopenhagenLeverkusen v MonacoLyon v SevillaJuventus v D’ZagrebLegia v SportingShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more