Brisbane City Council ‘powerless’ to stop demolition of three homes with heritage values

Updated February 08, 2016 16:29:11 Photo: The protesters had to make way for the workers to begin asbestos removal after a police direction about 8:30am. (ABC News: Kathy McLeish) Brisbane City Council can do nothing to protect three inner-city heritage value homes from being bulldozed because a demolition licence has already been Read more [...]

Battle looms over houses for heroes plan

Now the matter is set for a showdown meeting next month where councillors on the planning committee will have the final say. The idea to build two homes at Bloomhill, near the village, came about after landowners The Chrystal Trust decided to put a vacant field to better use by building homes for veterans. The land was once the estate of Lt George Chrystal, who perished along with scores of fellow officers and men of the 1/9th Battalion Argyll Sutherland Highlanders which was all but Read more [...]

Sneak peek inside luxury Derbyshire country house and garden pod

Comments (0) OFFER the asking price and owners of grade II-Listed Park View will “gift” you their beloved £6,000 garden pod.“That’s the deal,” laughed Anton Brooks, who lives in the stunning converted property, nestled within the grounds of Brocksford Hall, in Doveridge.“My wife Marjorie and I love our outdoor bubble. We sit in it quite a lot and enjoy lunch, but we’re willing to leave it in the garden if the buyers don’t negotiate on the price Read more [...]

Runcorn warehouse up for auction at £100k

A vacant warehouse in Runcorn town centre is to go under the hammer. The property on High Street is listed with a guide price of £100,000-£110,000. It is being marketed by Pugh Co and will go to auction on Thursday, February 25, at the Etihad Stadium, home of Manchester City FC. Pugh Co said the warehouse comes with planning permission for eight flats and a two-bed house, granted on October 15, and an estimated rental value of £6,600 a year. The auction house said the property has 256sq m of Read more [...]

Nottinghamshire couple convert Georgian engine houses into a stunning home

Converting an old building – be it a station, church, warehouse or school – into a home always presents problems. However, there cannot have been many conversions as challenging as the one taken on by Gemma and Tony Brownson when they transformed two Georgian pump houses near the village of Misterton in Nottinghamshire into an ultra-modern family home.This pair of Grade II listed industrial buildings, dating back to 1828, once housed the steam-powered beam engines that played a key role in a Read more [...]

NYPD officers wounded in housing project listed as stable

NEW YORK (AP) — One of two New York City police officers who was shot and wounded in the stairwell of a public housing project was released from the hospital Friday to cheers from fellow officers. Officer Patrick Espeut, 29, was shot in the cheek. He was wheeled out through a throng of police including Commissioner William Bratton before standing up and waving. Officer Diara Cruz, 24, struck in the torso, Read more [...]

NYPD officers wounded in housing project listed as stable

By Associated Press Published: 17:04 GMT, 5 February 2016 | Updated: 17:04 GMT, 5 February 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — Two police officers shot and wounded by a gunman they encountered in the stairwell of a public housing project were in stable condition Friday.Authorities confirmed their identities as Officers Patrick Espeut, 29, and Diara Cruz, 24.Police also confirmed the identity of the Read more [...]

Take a look at Coventry’s most expensive houses

The most expensive house sold in Coventry last year had a price tag of £1.2million. Prices listed by the Land Registry have revealed the highest priced homes sold in the city. Topping the list was a stunning detached property set in extensive landscaped gardens at 67 Kenilworth Road. With a combined total of £8.8m, the top 10 swanky pads are in some of the city's most desirable areas. Four were in or just off the leafy Kenilworth Road, with the others in Earlsdon and Allesley. The full top 10 Read more [...]

How to create the perfect extension: adding a modern glass box to a listed Georgian house in an East London …

East London has many streets of small, and often dark, Georgian and Victorian terrace houses. HÛT architects were asked to extend such a house in a conservation area near Mile End. The Georgian property already had a badly built Eighties extension tacked on to the back — half of which was double height and the other half single height, both sides with pitched slate roofs, extending less than four metres. The taller side held a bathroom on the upper floor, with storage space beneath Read more [...]