It needed a fair bit of renovation work, but 184 Annie St, New Farm still attracted a big price. Picture: realestate.com.auThere were 19 registered bidders and according to marketing agent Scott Darwon of Ray White, the highest offer before auction was $1 million.“There was a bidding war between two parties and it sold for $1,340,000,’’ he said.The four-bedroom home was described in its listing as a “diamond in the rough’’.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours agoNew Farm is a popular inner city suburb with a median house price of $1.605 million and renovated properties often achieve record sale prices.It was the first time in more than 20 years that the home had been offered for sale. It was on a 354sq m block and had original VJ walls, high ceilings and timber flooring. At 3 Mitta St, Everton Park, the wooden floors are hidden under carpet in the four-bedroom home. 35 Macgregor Tce, Bardon, is described as “full of promise”. Picture: realestate.com.auThe three-bedroom home is said to be “full of promise’’.The original 1930s Queenslander is untouched and original throughout. It has original period features including high ceilings and VJ walls.It could potentially be built-in underneath subject to council approval. The kitchen could do with a bit of modernising at 3 Mitta St, Everton Park. Picture: realestate.com.auIt’s described by its listing agent, Gary Watling, of Harcourts Solutions, as a “new project to call home’’. The house has been held by the same family for 45 years and has not been updated during that time.It sits on 607sq m of land and has high ceilings with wide plaster cornices and double doors which lead from the lounge area to the patio.At Bardon, a home at 35 Macgregor Tce is listed for auction on June 10 through Peter D’Arcy of D’Arcy Estate Agents. 184 Annie St, New Farm sold under the hammer for $1.34 million. Picture: realestate.com.auFancy yourself pretty handy with a hammer?Reckon you could give those contestants on The Block a run for their money?Then maybe your property search should be focusing on a “renovator’s delight’’. ALMOST $1 MILLION FOR THIS RENOVATOR’S DELIGHT There are plenty of properties advertised for sale that need either a little TLC or a massive makeover to transform them.In popular New Farm, a cottage at 184 Annie St attracted strong interest when it went to auction this week.
(REUTERS) – Former paceman Ryan Harris has taken a major step towards achieving his ambition of becoming Australia’s permanent bowling coach after the 36-year-old was handed the role for the team’s limited-overs tour of South Africa.Harris, who retired from all forms of cricket last year, played 27 Tests, 21 one-day internationals and three Twenty20s for Australia.He will join head coach Darren Lehmann and assistant coach David Saker on the tour starting on September 27, where Australia will play a single one-dayer against Ireland and a five-match series against hosts South Africa.“It’s great experience to learn from David Saker and Darren Lehmann, I’m really just going to sit back and watch and learn,” said Harris, who took 113 wickets in Tests and a further 44 in the 50-over format.“Eventually, I’d like to work my way to the top and become a bowling coach of the Australian team one day. Just like playing, you have to earn your stripes and learn the ropes.”Lehmann welcomed the appointment of Harris, who is currently the assistant coach of Australia’s national performance squad.“I’m excited to have Ryan on board, a player and person of his calibre will no doubt offer strengths to our national side,” Lehmann said in a statement.“It’s a win-win having two experienced coaches in Ryan and David Saker being able to nurture our young group, particularly the up and coming bowlers joining, and we expect a positive response both on and off the field.”