A modern take on a country cottage has hit the market

October 6, 2020 0 Comments

first_img19 Hermitage St, Eight Mile Plains.A MODERN take on a country cottage is on the market in Eight Mile Plains. Ossie and Jo Feiner bought 19 Hermitage St nine years ago.“It was so quaint and unique,” Mrs Feiner said.“My son used to call it the gingerbread house because it looked like something out of a fairy tale. But even though it has that cottage feel about it, it is still quite big and spacious.”The home has four large bedrooms with new carpets and built-in wardrobes and a renovated ensuite to the master bedroom. 19 Hermitage St, Eight Mile PlainsSticking with the cottage theme, the home also has an attic space above the double lock-up garage. “The spiral staircase in the garage leads to the attic,” Mrs Feiner said. “I used to do craft up there and I kept all my children’s toys up there for when the grandkids visited. “It would also make a good study nook for a teenager who wants to escape the rest of the family.” The established gardens have been well looked after and there is a covered area to the side of the garage for ferns and hanging plants. 19 Hermitage St, Eight Mile PlainsDETAILSAuction: March 11, 1.30pmAgent: Zora Liu, LJ Hooker Sunnybank Hills, 0421 178 588center_img 19 Hermitage St, Eight Mile PlainsThe kitchen is the hub of the home, sitting between the living room and meals area.The home also has a formal open plan dining and family room.“The brick feature wall that divides the living and family rooms is quite unique as it has a two-way fireplace,” Mrs Feiner said.“So you can sit in one of the rooms and see through the fire to the other.” More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020Outside there is an in-ground saltwater pool with a deck and a gazebo with in-line gas barbecue.“The home has a great layout. You can have people in three or four different parts of the house and still be together,” Mrs Feiner said. last_img read more

Meade maps out gameplan for stars

September 20, 2020 0 Comments

first_img The seven-year-old has not been seen since December 2012, when he won the Christmas Hurdle at Leopardstown. While novice chasing has been discussed, Monksland’s owner Patricia Hunt also has Apache Stronghold for that division and Meade would rather keep them apart. Monksland is ready to return to action for Noel Meade, with a tentative decision having been made to keep him over hurdles. Speaking in a stable tour for the www.attheraces.com jumps microsite, the County Meath handler said: “We struggled with him last season, but it was all small issues, nothing serious. “We’ve more or less decided to stay over hurdles with him. “The main reason is that his owners also have Apache Stronghold, who is going over fences, and we didn’t want to be in a situation where we had the two of them going for the same races. “There is a very good programme for him (Monksland) in staying hurdles and we are hoping he’ll do well, as his form reads very well.” Apache Stronghold had his own problems last season but chased home Vautour at the Punchestown Festival and appears to have a bright future. Meade said: ” We could have run him by now, but we just want some rain for him as, while good ground isn’t a problem for him, it’s just a bit too quick at the moment. “We just wouldn’t want to take a chance with him on his first start back as he’s a big horse. “Hopefully we’ll get some rain soon as we are thinking about the Drinmore Novice Chase (Fairyhouse) and would like to get him out before that.” Press Association Cheltenham Festival winner Very Wood will also be going over the larger obstacles, with the RSA Chase as his long-term aim, while the trainer has high hopes for Wounded Warrior, who may make his debut over fences this week. “I really love this horse (Wounded Warrior) and I think he’s very good,” said Meade. “He has been a bit unfortunate as he got very sick around February time just as he was getting going and that put the brakes on his season. “He has fantastic scope and he’s going to make a hell of a chaser. I’ll be very disappointed if he doesn’t turn out to be a very good horse.” last_img read more