Hamilton Hill home of NASA inventor for sale for first time in half a century

first_imgThe view from the back deck of the home at 29 Queens Rd, Hamilton.Mrs Reed moved into the home at 29 Queens Road in 1965 with her first husband, who was an architect.“It was a wreck when we first came here,” she recalls.“He did some beautiful, sensitive alterations to the house.“It’s a wonderful mix of the traditional colonial and the new avant-garde.”Perched high on Hamilton Hill on 890 sqm, the six-bedroom, two-bathroom colonial home is the perfect renovation project, offering spectacular river and city views. WHERE LESS THAN $500,000 BUYS A HOUSE The hallway in the home at 29 Queens Rd, Hamilton.It overlooks the backyard, which allows plenty of room for a pool or home extension. Underneath the home is a spacious studio with bedroom/lounge area and kitchenette — ideal for a guest wing or teenage retreat.Marketing agent Nick Kouparitsas of Ray White Ascot said it was rare for such properties to be offered to the open market.“We don’t come across too many of these homes that have been in the same family for so many years,” he said.“Around Hamilton they’re pretty rare.” More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours agoThe living room in the home at 29 Queens Rd, Hamilton.“It’s got an absolutely fantastic view and position,” Mrs Reed said.“What I love about it is the great expanse of sky.“It’s a very happy home.”Traditional features include a wraparound entry veranda, original timber flooring, wide hallway and VJ walls.There is a large back deck, which extends off the living and dining area that would be perfect for alfresco dinners or parties. AUCTION PACKED WEEKEND AHEAD This home at 29 Queens Rd, Hamilton, is for sale for the first time in over 50 years.THE Hamilton Hill home of a Brisbane inventor who helped put NASA into space has hit the market for the first time in more than 50 years.Norman Flournoy, 88, has 27 worldwide patents to his name, including technical inventions used in ballistics and rocketry in the United States. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE His wife, Marea Reed, worked from home as an optometrist for three decades and still has the original chair she used, which was made in 1876 from solid brass and bronze.The 79-year-old hasn’t ruled out selling the chair with the house, but stressed it would have to be a good offer. One of the bedrooms in the home at 29 Queens Rd, Hamilton.Mr Kouparitsas said he had fielded interest from local and interstate, mostly from owner-occupiers looking for something to renovate on a large block in a great location.“You’ve probably got some of the best views in Brisbane there of the river and the city,” he said.The property is scheduled for auction on-site at 4pm on May 26.last_img read more

IPL 2016: Moises Henriques hails ‘little genius’ Mustafizur Rahman

first_imgIndia, who toured Bangladesh in 2015, were jolted by a young left-arm pacer in the opening match. Chasing a 308-run target, MS Dhoni and Co. were bundled out for 228. Thanks to Mustafizur Rahman who shone on debut with a five-wicket haul. The lanky pacer didn’t stop there. Two days hence, he came up with a six-wicket haul and led his team to a historic series win. This time his victim-list included the Indian skipper. Mustafizur was celebrated by the cricket world and he just needed two matches to become Bangladesh’s new national hero. (Full IPL coverage)  The 20-year-old left-armer impressed on his Test debut also. He scalped a four-for against South Africa at home.  As expected the Indian Premier League franchises were willing to spend big money on Mustafizur during the IPL auctions.  Eventually, Sunrisers Hyderabad added him to their pace armoury at Rs 1.4 crore.Undeterred by what was happening around him, Mustafizur kept doing what he does the best. At the recently concluded World T20, he stole the show with nine wickets from three matches at a staggering average of 9.55.And in the IPL, he is already making heads turn with his game-changing bowling performances. Mustafizur has taken seven wickets from five appearances and has an impressive economy of 5.75 in the tournament that is known for the big-hitting and small grounds.On Saturday, Mustafizur was named the Man of the Match for his four-over spell against Kings XI Punjab in which he took two wickets and conceded only nine runs. The Bangladesh star put the brakes on Punjab’s scoring rate by bowling 16 dot balls.’Special talent’advertisementDavid Warner, the skipper of Sunrisers, was elated with the performance of his pacer. “Mustafizur Rahman is a special talent, Bangladesh should be privileged to have him. His change of pace and execution is brilliant,” he said. (Also read: Ecstatic David Warner praises ‘special talent’ Mustafizur Rahman) “It is early on in the tournament but hopefully he can keep continuing his form. His change of pace and knowledge of the game is very good,” he added.Warner also said Mustafizur felt a little nervous at the post-match ceremonies as the Bangladesh pacer is not being able to speak English.”He always says to me ‘bowling no problem, but speaking and batting problem’,” Warner said.Asked how he was communicating with Mustafizur, Warner jokingly said: “It comes before the game: Google Translate. And I’ve got a friend at home who speaks Bangla, so I get him to text me a little bit.”The Australian opener praised Mustafizur saying the pacer knew what he wanted to do on the field and was able to set his own fields. “But when you’re out on the field he knows what he’s got to do and he sets his field. If I disagree with one of his field placements, it’s pretty easy to communicate.”‘Little genius’Warner’s Australian teammate Moises Henriques, who is also plying his trade with Sunrisers this season, was equally overwhelmed by Mustafizur’s show on Saturday.”The little genius was at it again tonight at the death,” he said.”We know if we can keep the pressure on up front he’ll do the job for us at the end. It’d be interesting to go back (in history) and see a bowler who’s bowled three of the last six overs and still only gone for eight or nine runs in their four,” Henriques, who removed David Miller and Glenn Maxwell in the same over on Saturday, said.last_img read more