Does this northside home have the best view in Brisbane?

first_imgA very modern kitchen.The striking view, which overlooks the ranges and the CBD, was one of the original selling points when he made an impulse purchase on the property in 2012.A tradesman and renovator by trade, he bought the home from a liquidator’s sale at a time when it had sat unoccupied for seven years.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours agoA near perfect view.Despite its dated aesthetics he looked at the Art Deco design and eye-catching view and set out to renovate the house in a way that would restore the home’s former glory. “In its day it would have been very flash,” he said. “What we did with this house is very true to its Art Deco features.”An extra bedroom was added, and a large deck was built to take advantage of the generous view. The home was updated and modernised.The bathroom and kitchen was completely renovated and Mr Kerr worked tirelessly on finding materials that would suit the Art Deco design. “We got recycled posts from Bundaberg and we used Spanish tiles downstairs,” he said.Perhaps the most expensive addition was the backyard swimming pool which came at a very high cost due to the steep hill it needed to be built on. Modern bathrooms.Now that the time has come to sell he said he will miss living in the home but added he would feel like “Leonardo da Vinci not painting” if he did not move on to his next project.“It is truly a unique property. I think we have done a good job of keeping with the Art Deco heritage,” he said. The home at 39 Barokee Street in Stafford is on the market now through Belle Property – Wilston.center_img Not a bad view.COULD this be the best view in Brisbane?It is a bold claim, but one that Gerard Kerr sticks by as he talks up the Stafford property that he spent years making it into what it is today.“I won’t get a view like this again,” Mr Kerr said.last_img read more

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Vattenfall Picks Siemens Gamesa 10MW Turbines for Dutch Offshore Wind Farms

first_imgVattenfall and Siemens Gamesa have joined forces to deploy the new SG 10.0-193 DD turbines at the Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&2 offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea.Siemens Gamesa said it is in final negotiations to secure the contract for the supply of 76 of its 10MW turbines for the Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&2 project.In case Vattenfall wins the tender for Hollandse Kust Zuid 3&4, Siemens Gamesa would also be selected to provide the 10MW turbines, subject to the final investment decision. The wind farm would include 152 units in total.“Due to the increased capacity, we require fewer turbines to be placed at Hollandse Kust Zuid which clearly reduces the environmental impact of this wind farm compared to earlier ones,” said Gunnar Groebler, Vice President and Head of Business Area Wind at Vattenfall.“Larger turbines and greater availability also lead to major advantages in terms of electricity generation, which is particularly important in a subsidy free environment. Having fewer turbines to install also means lower costs and fewer risks during the installation process”.  The turbines are the latest generation on the market and will increase the efficiency by 30%, Siemens Gamesa said, adding that they are fitted with 94m long blades capable of generating more capacity per rotor lap than older, smaller turbines.Last year, Vattenfall won the tender to build Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&2, the first non-subsidised wind farm in the Netherlands. Initial preparations are now underway, with project completion expected in 2023.last_img read more

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St. Nick’s Trojans Get W’s From St. Louis Cardinals

first_imgThe St. Nicholas Trojans 5th and 6th Grade Boys’ Basketball teams hosted the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday evening.  The 5th grade Trojans team was victorious in a tight game over the Cardinals 44-41.  The 6th grade Trojans also notched another victory defeating the Cardinals 27-16.Courtesy of Trojans Coach David Hoff.St. Louis 5th grade boys basketball played at St. Nicholas Tuesday night. St. Nicholas was able to end the first quarter ahead 10-14. St. Louis out scored St. Nicholas the second quarter but St. Nicholas kept the lead at halftime with a score of 24-23. St. Louis rallied back and ended the third quarter tied up at 36. It was a hard fought fourth quarter, but St. Nicholas was able to come away with the win at 44-41. Jaiden Kuria scored 15 points, Tyler Reder had 11 points, Caleb Mohr had 6 points, Ben Greiwe had 5 points and Jack Freeland had 4 points. The 5th grade Cardinals play again Monday at home against Laurel.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Tim Reder.The Cardinals took on the Trojans of St. Nicholas on Tuesday, November 20th at St. Nicholas.  The Cardinals ended up losing by a final score of 27-16.  The Cardinals were down at halftime by a score of 17-6.  The boys played with a lot of heart and hustle in the second half would have been right in the game if a few of their shots would have fallen.  The Cardinals placed 4 players in the scoring column led by Ben Miller with 12 points, Adam Meer with 2 points, and Ryan Duerstock and Sam Laloge with 1 point.  The Cardinals did a great job of rebounding and were led by Laloge’s 8 rebounds.  Duerstock and Max Amberger finished with 6 rebounds while Meer notched 5 rebounds.  Others collecting rebounds were Christian Mack, Max Richardson, Zavier Tekulve, and Mark Meneses.  The boys are back in action on Monday, November 26th when they host Laurel at 6:00 pm.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Ryan Tekulve.last_img read more

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