River retreat with room for the kids to roam

first_imgWHEN Sam and James Macpherson purchased this scenic property in Kirwan two years ago, they wanted somewhere with plenty of room to raise their teenage twin boys. Sitting on 803sq meters, the home at 43 Riviera Circuit was the perfect fit — combining space, privacy and tranquillity on the Bohle River. “The boys are fourteen, and two teenage boys take up about 10-times more space than everybody else,” said Ms Macpherson.“I love the area, particularly because backing onto the river has been fantastic, you could be anywhere.”“When you’re in the master bedroom you can look right out across the back area to all the green beyond it, and it feels incredibly private which I really love.” “It is the perfect open plan North Queensland house … The good thing is you have multiple small spaces that you can close-up during summer if you want to use the airconditioning but the living space is very flowy.”“The kitchen flows into the living areas which flows into the snooker room and into the outdoor area — so there’s lots of air flow, lots of natural light, and heaps of glass.” Another major drawcard for the family, was the close-knit neighbourhood.“The street is fantastic because it’s full of families so I really love that there’s been a good sense of community.”The spacious home features four-bedrooms, two-bathrooms, and multiple living areas — giving the family their own freedom and privacy, as well as a place to come together and relax. It also boasts a triple lockup garage with shelving, built in cupboards and a sink. The home is perfect for entertaining, boasting a well-appointed kitchen with black and rose-gold granite bench tops, wine storage space, and plenty of outdoor space.There’s also the option to prepare food on one of the many outdoor cooking appliances, including a pizza oven, wok burner or massive barbecue — while looking out onto the huge pool area.center_img More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020 “I’m going to really miss the summer parties with the fairy lights and everyone free ranging outside with lots of food.” The property backs onto Bohle River but despite its close proximity to the water, Ms Macpherson says the house was completely unaffected during the flood event. “Honestly post floods, I think for people who are shopping for property in Townsville, that’s a big deal.” “It’s a really great home and it’s just waiting for the right family to walk through the door.”last_img read more

Chinese club gives Ighalo conditions for continued Man U stay

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Shanghai Shenhua is reportedly happy to allow Odion Ighalo to remain at Manchester United until January, but only if he signs a new two-year deal with them.Ighalo arrived at Old Trafford on a short-term loan deal in January, and despite the season not yet finishing due to the coronavirus, his contract is due to expire on Sunday. Talks are ongoing over whether he will remain in England or leave to head back to China, but Sky Sports are reporting that his parent club have come up with a solution.It has been reported that Shanghai Shenhua will allow Ighalo’s loan deal to be extended as far as January, but only if the player ties down his future in China until 2024 in a deal worth £400,000 a week.The striker is currently under contract until 2022 in Shanghai but the club are desperate to top his deal up with a further two years before they allow him to stay – and potentially impress – in the Premier League.Ighalo has only started three games for United – making a further five appearances off the bench – but already has four goals to his name.With his contract currently ending this weekend, there is some confusion over where he goes next, with reports earlier in the week claiming he would be unable to return to China until October. It was stated that travel restrictions on foreigners returning to China – which includes around a third of Chinese Super League footballers – could remain in place for months to come, despite the new season starting in June.Shanghai Shenhua is believed to be ready to bring in a short-term replacement for Ighalo should he not be able to return, giving Manchester United a boost in their attacking department for the coming months.Tags: ChinaManchester UnitedOdion IghaloOld Traffordlast_img read more