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Andrew and Rob Gray at 29 Rockbourne Tce, Paddington, which has just sold for $3m. Image: AAP/Claudia Baxter.ARGUABLY the hottest home to hit the market in Brisbane this year has sold in a private deal for $3 million.The immaculately renovated Queenslander in Paddington is one of two neighbouring homes designed by Brisbane’s builder to the stars, Graya Construction, that created a social media frenzy when they first listed.The turn-of-the-century home, named Rhondda, on a giant block of land at 29 Rockbourne Terrace caught the eye of brothers Rob and Andrew Gray in May 2017. RELATED: This is how you renovate in two months Woodrock at 33 Rockbourne Tce, Paddington, is still for sale. One of the bathrooms in the home at 29 Rockbourne Tce, Paddington, before the renovation. The open-plan living, kitchen and dining area after the renovation.The contemporary newbuild, Woodrock, is still for sale through Matt Lancashire of Ray White New Farm, who featured in a video about the home that was viewed more than 40,000 times in just a couple of days.Paddington is one of Brisbane’s most expensive suburbs, with a median house price of $1.145 million. The front of the home at 29 Rockbourne Tce, Paddington. The back of the property at 29 Rockbourne Tce, Paddington.Twelve months and $1.5 million later, they had transformed the old-fashioned character home into a bolder, more modern version of itself. Rob and Andrew Gray paid just over $2 million for the house on a 1200 sqm double block.They subdivided the land, shifted Rhondda across to one and built another home — Woodrock at 33 Rockbourne Tce — on the other. One of the bathrooms in the property at 29 Rockbourne Tce, Paddington, after the renovation.The rebuild and renovation process was significant, with the house entirely gutted underneath.An extension was added at the back, which became the main bedroom upstairs — a spacious retreat, with walk-in wardrobe and ensuite, that looks down at the pool.The downstairs section is predominantly the living area, plus a guest bedroom with an ensuite.The end result was a home that retained its old-world charm but had been reinvented to accommodate all the comforts and conveniences of modern living. The living room at 29 Rockbourne Tce, Paddington, before the renovation. The kitchen in the home at 29 Rockbourne Tce, Paddington, after the renovation.Both homes have literally stopped traffic in the past couple of months because of their cutting-edge designs.Rhondda become the talk of the town when it hit the market in August, with its business at the front, party at the back design.“It is party at the back, but in previous years, a lot of architects have gone with dark box extensions,” Rob Gray said. Ray White New Farm principal Matt Lancashire takes a dip at 33 Rockbourne Tce, Paddington. The kitchen in the home at 29 Rockbourne Tce, Paddington, before the renovation.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours ago
Super Eagles and Chelsea star Victor Moses has said he cannot guarantee Nigeria will beat Zambia on Saturday because the crucial World Cup qualifier will be â€œtrickyâ€.Victor Moses joined the Eagles training for the first time on Wednesday evening at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo after he was excused by the coach to attend to some family issues. The Chelsea wing-back, who has scored three goals in Nigeriaâ€™s World Cup qualifying campaign, told SCORENigeria he expects a tricky game against Zambia.â€œI canâ€™t guarantee if we are going to beat Zambia or not. To be honest football is sometimes very tricky, you win some you lose some,â€ he said.Nigeria a win away from Russia 2018â€œWe have got quality players who can win us games. As I said before we are working collectively as a team and as you can see right from the very first day we have shown strength and passion.â€œWe want to make the nation proud, which is very important. But then again we want to qualify for the World Cup; we have the advantage we are playing home and if we can beat Zambia that would be a big bonus for us.â€Victory for Nigeria on Saturday in Uyo will book the country their ticket to next yearâ€™s World Cup in Russia.The Eagles top Group B with Zambia second on seven points, while Cameroon, who have recorded three points, and Algeria on a point are already out of contention for a place at the Mundial.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Wellington Police notes: Monday, July 25, 2016â€¢1 a.m. Jason D. Finney, 25, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for child restraint violation.â€¢On July 24, 2016 at 2:55 a.m. Jerry L Goans, 43, Wellington was arrested and bonded on a City of Wellington warrant for domestic battery and criminal damage to property.â€¢4:19 a.m. Officers conducted a courtesy motor vehicle accident report in the 600 block S. H, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Michael T. Allton, 48, Wellington and a fixed object/garage door owned by Michael T. Allton, Wellington.â€¢5:36 a.m. Officers investigated a domestic battery and criminal damage to property in the 800 block N. C, Wellington by known suspect.â€¢Priscilla Campbell, 35, Wichita, was arrested, charged and bonded with domestic battery and criminal damage to property.â€¢9:36 a.m. Officers took a report of a found bicycle in the 900 block W. 7th, Wellington.â€¢10:12 a.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to vehicle in the 400 block S. C, Wellington.â€¢11:48 a.m. Officers investigated violation of a protection order and criminal damage to property by known suspect in the 2000 block N. H, Wellington.â€¢1:32 p.m. Officers took a report of a domestic dispute in the 100 block W. Botkin, Wellington by known subjects.â€¢1:47 p.m. Officers investigated criminal deprivation of property in the 200 block N. C, Wellington by known suspect.â€¢2:52 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of vehicle in the 800 block N. Woodlawn, Wellington.â€¢3:01 p.m. Officers assisted an outside agency in the 200 block N. C, Wellington.â€¢3:52 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 200 block N. C, Wellington.â€¢4:50 p.m. Officers took a report of found eye glasses in the 200 block N. C, Wellington.â€¢5:49 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1100 block N. Washington, Wellington.â€¢Demont Edwards, 47, Wellington was served a summons to appear for theft and illegal tag.