Builder Fraser Waterman and his home in Nundah that will be sold at auction this weekend.Fraser Waterman wasn’t interested in doing things by halves when he updated this Nundah home.“I tried to build as if I was going to live here forever,” he said of the renovation project at 57 Nellie St.“I’ve definitely gone too far on the finishes, but I want buyers who are going to love it – and they’re going to be rewarded.’’The home didn’t start out that way.57 Nellie St, NundahWaterman said the unrenovated property had been listed for some time, but couldn’t find a buyer.“Even builders were afraid of it, but I thought, ‘I’m just going to have to work a bit harder to make it possible,’” he explained.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 201957 Nellie St, NundahThe 26-year-old builder put in the hard yards to create something special.Even the selling agent has warned him about overdoing the workmanship in the four-bedroom home.“He’s always reminding me that I need to pull back on the level of finish and show some restraint if I ever want to make some money out of the process … sadly I can’t change who I am,” he said.In the kitchen, a waterfall stone benchtop has dramatic drop lighting and feature timber bulkhead and there’s inset bulkheads to the bedrooms, and a floating, double-basin vanity with stone benchtop in the ensuite.57 Nellie St, NundahThe outdoor space includes built-in benchtops and a barbecue, plus a sliding barn-door feature.During the work, Waterman also unearthed a lost treasure – a cache of coins from 1974.“I found a lot of coins. I was digging a hole and I found heaps of coins … and I found lots of coins through the house as well in the walls,” he said.An interesting find, but sadly not enough to cover renovation cost.The house at 57 Nellie St, Nundah, will be auctioned onsite on Saturday April 29, at 1pm through Damon Warat from Ray White Ascot. read more
Nigerian champions Enugu Rangers left it very late yesterday to see off Lobi Stars 2-1 in a rescheduled Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) fixture at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu.The Nigerian champions had Bobby Clement to thank for the winner on the stroke of full time.After their weekend activity in the CAF Champions League in which they scraped past Algerian side JS Saoura to reach the next round, the Flying Antelopes were less than convincing once again. There were no starting places for Godwin Aguda and Fortune Omoniwari in the Rangers line-up while Lobi coach Evans Ogenyi listed forwards Kingsley Eduwo and Anthony Okpotu.Daniel Etor made amends for an earlier miss when he benefited from a defensive error to score for Rangers 21 minutes into the contest.Fifteen minutes later Etor turned from hero to villain when he upended Okpotu in his box, leaving referee Olayombo Oluwabonmi with the simplest task of awarding a spot kick.Eduwo’s kick from 11 metres was saved by Rangers goalkeeper Nana Bonsu but the Lobi striker volleyed in the rebound before defenders of the champions could make any attempt to clear the ball.That was the much the first half produced at a ground Rangers faithful now call The Cathedral.The restart had Rangers pouring forward in search of a goal just to ease their worry of remaining in the bottom-four. The Flying Antelopes just could not conjure anything.Ten minutes to time, Lobi’s Chinedu James got his marching orders for a second booking, thereby handing Rangers the numerical advantage.Right at the death, Clement popped up with the winner with a fine headed goal off an Osas Okoro assist.Rangers have taken their points to nine after seven matches and that lifts them from bottom spot to 16th position.Former champions Kano Pillars ended their poor away form by scoring their first goal on the road in 467 minutes in the NPFL. Amos Gyang earned Pillars a 1-1 draw at Rivers United after Godbless Asamoah had given the Port Harcourt club the lead in the first half.Pillars finished the last five minutes of the game with 10 men after Chris Madaki was sent off for a second yellow card.Wikki Tourists needed an Nnaemeka Anyanwu screamer on 70 minutes to put away 3SC and earn the full points with a 1-0 win.A stoppage time goal in the first half by Destiny Ashadi made sure Katsina United edged Federation Cup champions FC Ifeanyiubah 1-0 at the Mohammed Dikko Stadium in Katsina. The win lifts Katsina United to sixth place with 13 points, seven behind table-toppers Plateau United.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram read more
In the wake of last week’s news that Faugheen would also miss the rest of the season, Mullins has confirmed that fellow Champion Hurdle contender “Arctic Fire” will also miss Cheltenham. The seven-year-old will have to undergo surgery to remove a small bone fragment. The gelding finished runner-up behind Faugheen last year and was the favourite to take the title in the absence of his stablemate Faugheen.