Guess the age of this house


first_imgEverything new is old again at this excellent colonial-reproduction in Northgate.Oenophiles have been well catered for with a glass-walled wine cellar and cold room on the lower level designed to keep your favourite tipple at just the right temperature. Down the stairs then lounge to the right, wine buffs to the left.As if that weren’t enough, the pool, tennis court and barbecue have been given plenty of room on the enormous block too.Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclair. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours ago94 Peary Street is imposing, but not ancient.“As far as I’m aware, it’s probably the best house in Northgate, and one of the biggest blocks,” Mr Warat said.The home has ‘all fours’ — four-bedrooms, four-bathroom and four-car accommodation with internal features including VJ-and-rail linings, archways and polished timber. This Northgate home wouldn’t look out of place in some of our oldest, inner-city suburbs, but how old is it?Located at 94 Peary St, Northgate, this two-level renovated property is just 25-years-old according to Ray White Ascot agent, Damon Warat.“It’s a replica,” he said.“In close proximity to the city, there’s not many big family homes of this calibre.”The renovated, two-level property is all finials and fretwork from the front, and has been set on a monster 1846sq m of land with 180 degree views of the suburb. Anyone up for a spot of tennis and a quick dip before the barbecue?last_img read more

Crucial Game time for McConnell


first_imgJohn McConnell accepts Play The Game will have to improve from his debut win to remain unbeaten in the Coolmore Canford Cliffs Stakes at Tipperary on Friday evening. “He’ll have to have improved plenty as there looks to be a few nice prospects from all the big yards. “We’re hop ing for some black type and we’ll see how he gets on. “We were obviously pleased he was able to win on his debut, we knew he was nice but didn’t necessarily think he was sharp enough to win first time. “You’d say he’s got a middle-distance pedigree and he’s next year’s horse, really – however he does in this we won’t over-race him. “He’ll want further in time and, while it’s a long way down the line, he could be a type for a Derby trial, you never know.” Aidan O’Brien runs Port Douglas, who was no match for Jim Bolger’s Sanus Per Aquam last time out. Bolger relies upon Glamorous Approach, who won on her debut over course and distance in July. Dermot Weld’s newcomer Burma Star, the Ger Lyons-trained Waipu Cove and Charles O’Brien’s Uninhibited complete the field. The Lawman colt made an impressive winning debut at Leopardstown in June, overcoming signs of greenness to win going away. “I’d hope he’d improve a good bit for his debut but he’ll need to,” said McConnell. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more