Rare riverfront retreat among Brisbane stunners up for auction

first_img29 Laidlaw Parade, East Brisbane Qld 4169A RARE absolute riverfront home just 3km from the Brisbane CBD is among homes set to go under the hammer this weekend.The five bedroom, three bathroom home at 29 Laidlaw Parade in East Brisbane has been scheduled to sell at a 2pm auction on Saturday. The home has multiple living zones.The views are jawdropping from multiple rooms, with the main living area designed with floor to ceiling glass to take full advantage of that.There was also lots of private space for all members of the family.“There is wonderful separation between the bedrooms with the lower level ideal for teenage children with its own lounge area and kitchenette leading out to a large riverfront terrace and expansive lawn.”Among its features were a riverfront pontoon, multiple living and entertaining spaces, water tank and security and a double car lock up garage plus storage. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK FREE: GET THE COURIER-MAIL’S REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO INBOX It makes good use of floor to ceiling glass to soak up the views.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours agoAccording to agent Dean Yesberg of Ray White Brisbane CBD marketed the property as being in an “irreplaceable position” on an “exclusive street synonymous with riverfront living”.“This modern three level family home sits on a 597m2 riverfront block with a wide 15.7m river frontage,” was how he listed it. BUILDER’S DREAM HOME ON SALE LIST FIVE WAY TO PUT YOUR EQUITY TO WORK The home is spread over three levels.center_img It has been meticulously looked after. Not a bad spot at all to watch the world go by.last_img read more

How Hawking’s illness forced his marriage into a ‘black hole’ of despair: First wife says couple were ‘swept away by a wave of fame and fortune’

first_imgDailyMail 29 July 2013Stephen Hawking’s first wife has revealed how  the world-famous physicist’s illness forced them into their own ‘black hole’ of  despair.Jane Wilde, who was married to the scientist  for 25 years, says the couple were ‘engulfed and then swept away by a wave of  fame and fortune’.She added: ‘It got rather too much for me to  cope with. We ceased to be happy as before.’Speaking in a new film to coincide  with the  release of the award-winning cosmologist’s memoirs, Miss Wilde, the mother of  his three children, describes how there were ‘two faces  to Stephen’.‘One was the public wunderkind who had overcome motor neurone and was travelling the world. The other was our  home  situation where his illness forced us into our own black hole.’http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2380300/Professor-Stephen-Hawking-reveals-doctors-offered-turn-life-support-machine.htmllast_img read more