The cottage at 2/35 Victoria St, Kelvin Grove, sold under the hammer this morning.A few minutes of silence ensued after Harcourts Solutions auctioneer Phil Broom invited an opening bid, but after he threatened to entertain the crowd with facts about timber due to the amount of it used in 2/35 Victoria St property, a bid was placed by Your Property Hound buyers agent Matt Reeves at $650,000. Sarah Tuckett is the new owner of 2/35 Victoria St. Pic Annette DewAN INNER-city cottage with near-zero carbon footprint changed hands from one environmental scientist to another at an auction this morning.The quirky Kelvin Grove home, named “Stringybark Cottage”, attracted an intimate crowd of about 25 who gathered in the backyard to watch on as the auction for the property unfolded. Matt Reeves, Mark Annandale and Sarah Tuckett are all overjoyed with the outcome. Pic Annette DewBuyer Sarah Tuckett had been on the hunt for property for about six months before one of her friends sent her a link to the home while she was holidaying overseas.“I just knew instinctively when I saw it that it was going to be my house,” Ms Tuckett said.“Mark, the guy who built this is an environmental scientist, and I’m an ex-enviro as well, so I just loved it.“It’s eco-friendly, it’s got solar, water tanks, it’s all recycled and it’s just so beautiful.”Harcourts Solutions sales and marketing consultant Marisa Yaksich said it was a “really great result” and “above our expectations”.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 10:02Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -10:02 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p270p270p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), 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 Rate1xFullscreenJune, 2018: Liz Tilley talks prestige property10:02 Almost everything in the home was sustainable.The two-bedroom cottage had been carefully built over a number of years by environmental scientist Mark Annandale, sourcing timber from as near as Hamilton and as far as north Queensland.An old garage from next door was converted into a studio for the home and some of the doors were built by Endeavour Foundation, who employs and supports people with intellectual disabilities. More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoAuctioneer Phil Broom counting down the final bid. Pic Annette DewBidding then became fast-paced, with one other out of the four bidders fighting Mr Reeves for the property.Bids began in $25,000 increments before dropping to as low as $1000, but it was Mr Reeves’ tactic of adding $500 to his competitor’s most recent bid that scored his client the property, with the final price reaching $810,500.
After kicking off the year on the right foot with two road wins against UC Davis and Fresno State last week, the USC women’s basketball team takes on the San Diego State Aztecs today in its home opener at the Galen Center.USC (2-0) got its 27th season-opening victory on Friday against Utah State as the team battled back from a second-half deficit to triumph, 64-55.The Women of Troy were able to carry that momentum into Fresno, where they once again came out on top by a nine-point margin, 63-54.Neither of these wins, however, came easily for the Women of Troy, as both games were decided in the final minutes. USC performed well down the stretch to prevail.“I am very proud of our team because we fought through all the difficulties the game presented, finished the game and came away with two road victories, which is not easy to do,” USC head coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke said.In beating Davis and Fresno State, USC was able to avenge two losses from last season.“These were two tough games, as they presented matchup problems for us, but we grinded it out,” Cooper-Dyke said.With early success on the road, the Women of Troy have started 2-0 for the first time since the 2005-2006 season, which was also the last time that the program reached the NCAA Tournament.Senior forward and team captain Cassie Harberts, who recorded her first double-double of the year against Fresno State with 13 points and 12 rebounds, mentioned that the Women of Troy’s two resilient wins came as a result of Cooper-Dyke emphasizing a new mentality for the team.“We have a much more aggressive mentality in that we never let up or backed down,” Harberts said. “Instead, we fought back and finished the game.”The team’s focus is now set on San Diego State, which narrowly dropped its season opener on the road against Sacramento State in a 93-89 loss.In last year’s matchup, the Aztecs handily defeated the Women of Troy 80-46. After avenging last season’s losses, USC will set out to do the same against San Diego State.“We are mainly just focused on playing the game we know how to play and not beating ourselves,” Harberts said.In preparation for the Aztecs, the Women of Troy practiced sets against a variety of different defensive schemes that San Diego State could play on Wednesday.“[San Diego State] plays a lot of different defenses, but we want to be prepared for their zone, man or anything that they throw at us,” Cooper-Dyke said. “We want to be able to execute offensively and defensively and be the best Women of Troy team that we can be.”Wednesday night’s matchup will also be Cooper-Dyke’s official home coaching debut at Galen Center, which she hopes will develop into a real home-court advantage for the team.“I am excited to be home and I want us to be able to protect our home court,” Cooper-Dyke said.Tipoff at the Galen Center is scheduled for 4 p.m. Follow Darian on Twitter @dariannourian24
Mary MurphyMurphy, Mary F. (Kincaid) (Stewart), born June 6, 1925, died June 30, 2014.Preceded in death by parents, brother Bill, husbands John Stewart and Al Murphy, children Becci and David, granddaughter Erika Bennett.Survived by daughters Marilyn (Ron) Deckert and JoAnn â€œJodieâ€ Bennett, 8 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and many friends. Mary loyally served her God Jehovah for many decades. We look forward to the fulfillment of her hope of being reunited with her lovedÂ ones on a paradise earth. Memorial service Saturday August 2, 2014, 4 p.m., Kingdom Hall of Jehovahâ€™s Witnesses, 6007 E 29th St N, Wichita.Memories or condolences: www.dayfuneralhome.info. Donations to Watchtower or Humane Society.