36 Needham St, Fig Tree PocketSITTING along a stretch of the Brisbane River with 132m of direct water frontage, Rivergum Retreat boasts a prime position, surrounded by established gardens including a 200-year-old Moreton Bay Fig and private rainforest.The home at 36 Needham Street, Fig Tree Pocket, has seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms and seven car spaces. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours ago36 Needham St, Fig Tree PocketOn entry to the residence through a porte cochere, the lower level is split into two wings with a staircase to the upper level between them. A breezeway in the right wing leads to the gym and a study, both with access to separate patio spaces, along with a bedroom, powder room, cloak room and a formal lounge.The left wing, accentuated by a water feature near the staircase, contains the house’s main living hub. Here, a modern kitchen equipped with the finest of materials and appliances is flanked by sitting and family rooms. A meals room, the games room and a bathroom adjoin the family room, with these areas opening to the larger of the rear patio spaces. This section of the outdoor area contains the teppanyaki bar and steps leading down to the pool. 36 Needham St, Fig Tree PocketLuxuriously appointed, the residence has six bedrooms with ensuites, a climate-controlled wine cellar, fully equipped gym, games room with bar, three studies, a 12-seater cinema and self-contained guest quarters.Spread across 1.21ha, the estate also includes a heated pool with an outdoor teppanyaki bar, a championship sized tennis court and water sports facilities. 36 Needham St, Fig Tree PocketOther features of Rivergum Retreat include C-Bus, SONOS and Crestron systems that control lighting, temperature, blinds, irrigation and security.Ray White New Farm agent Matt Lancashire said the upside to considering this estate wasn’t the site itself but the potential it presented for development.“This incredibly located property sits on a valuable and rare allotment of riverfront land which could hold endless future potential for subdivision, subject to council approval,” Mr Lancashire said. Inspections are by appointment with the property set to go to auction at noon on August 5. 36 Needham St, Fig Tree PocketA dining room, laundry with drying courtyard and two powder rooms are also in the house’s left wing, along with access to three double garages, a single garage and a workshop and storage space.Upstairs, five bedrooms are spread across the level. Two bedrooms, including the main, are in the right wing. As well as its ensuite with a corner spa, the main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and patio. A study is also to this side of the house.The left wing houses the remaining bedrooms, all of which open to various patios. All bedrooms have walk-in wardrobes, while completing the wing are a study, powder room, TV room and the cinema with a nearby bathroom.
(BBC) – World 400m champion Salwa Eid Naser has been given a provisional suspension for failing to make herself available for anti-doping tests.The Bahraini, 22, ran 48.14 seconds – the third-fastest time in history – to claim the world title in Doha in 2019.Naser, who was born in Nigeria but switched allegiance to Bahrain in 2014, is the first Asian woman to be world champion in the discipline.She could face a ban of up to two years for the whereabouts violation.World Athletics anti-doping rules say a whereabouts violation consists of any combination of three missed tests or filing failures in a 12-month period.
17 Jul 2013 Evans blitzes Biarritz to boost Walker Cup hopes Ryan Evans continued a run of fine form on Sunday when he clinched victory in the Biarritz Cup in south west France. Superb rounds of 62, 67, 65 and 68, for a four round total of 262 and -14, was good enough for a three shot win ahead of France’s Mathieu Fenasse and Ugo Coussaud. The victory tops a stellar two months for Evans which included a win in the Berkshire Trophy, a runners-up finish at the St Andrews Links Trophy, a third place finish in the French Open Stroke Play and a top seven finish in the Brabazon Trophy. “Ryan is enjoying a fantastic summer,” commented Stephen Burnett, Performance Manager for the men’s programme. “We knew the level of play Ryan was capable of when he made his breakthrough win in last year’s South of England Championship. This season he has built on that performance and showed more consistency. Ryan has really worked hard and is now reaping the benefit.” England’s Michael Saunders secured his place in the top 10 on 268 and there were top 20 finishes for both Paul Howard (273) and Nick Marsh (275) Photo copyright Leaderboard Photography