Low maintenance Bulimba home either a luxurious bachelor pad, or a family residence

first_imgThe floorplan of 26 Shakespeare St. The master bedroom at 26 Shakespeare St, Bulimba.The home hasn’t required much maintenance over the years, with tasks contained to replacing the flooring and painting. One of the bathrooms, has a soaker tub.Tending to the outdoors is also something that requires minimal time and effort.“(The home) is built on the boundary, which you can’t do anymore, but they’ve used every piece of land,” Mr Green said.“Other than some gardens, there’s only one piece of lawn to look after.”The three-level home has a mixture of polished timber floorboards, tiles and carpet throughout, and has all the extras from a butler’s pantry to intercom entry and an inground pool with a water feature. The home is open-plan and uses voids to create space.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020He said guests were always shocked at how spacious the house was.“It doesn’t look as big from the outside, but everyone is surprised by the amount of space inside.” Outdoors is a low maintenance yard and pool.Mr Green said the home would suit a family or a professional, but could also be suited to a single.“It suits a family with the different living areas, but I also heard comments that it looks like the ultimate bachelor pad.” The kitchen is sleek and modern.Mr Green said the home had wow factor from the moment the front door was opened.“It presents really well (and) when you walk into the front area there is a massive void, which is one of the things I liked about it,” Mr Green said.“I was attracted to the openness, the oversized lounge rooms, that there was a lot of glass and light, and that it was north facing.” The home at 26 Shakespeare St, Bulimba, has hit the market.BOTH low maintenance and luxury, this Bulimba home has everything for the busy family or professionalAfter a decade of living at 26 Shakespeare St, Daniel Green is relocating, and, giving someone else the opportunity to snatch up the property which is in the sought after Bulimba dress circle.last_img read more

Music Legend Little Richard Dead At 87

first_imgNASHVILLE (AP) — Little Richard, the self-proclaimed “architect of rock ‘n’ roll” whose piercing wail, pounding piano and towering pompadour irrevocably altered popular music while introducing black R&B to white America, has died Saturday. He was 87.Pastor Bill Minson, a close friend of Little Richard’s, told The Associated Press that Little Richard died Saturday morning. Minson said he also spoke to Little Richard’s son and brother.Minson added that the family is not releasing the cause of death.Born Richard Penniman, Little Richard was one of rock ‘n’ roll’s founding fathers who helped shatter the color line on the music charts, joining Chuck Berry and Fats Domino in bringing what was once called “race music” into the mainstream. Richard’s hyperkinetic piano playing, coupled with his howling vocals and hairdo, made him an implausible sensation — a gay, black man celebrated across America during the buttoned-down Eisenhower era.He sold more than 30 million records worldwide, and his influence on other musicians was equally staggering, from the Beatles and Otis Redding to Creedence Clearwater Revival and David Bowie. In his personal life, he wavered between raunch and religion, alternately embracing the Good Book and outrageous behavior.“Little Richard? That’s rock ‘n’ roll,” Neil Young, who heard Richard’s riffs on the radio in Canada, told biographer Jimmy McDonough. “Little Richard was great on every record.”It was 1956 when his classic “Tutti Frutti” landed like a hand grenade in the Top 40, exploding from radios and off turntables across the country. It was highlighted by Richard’s memorable call of “wop-bop-a-loo-bop-a-lop-bam-boom.”A string of hits followed, providing the foundation of rock music: “Lucille,” “Keep A Knockin’,” “Long Tall Sally,” “Good Golly Miss Molly.” More than 40 years after the latter charted, Bruce Springsteen was still performing “Good Golly Miss Molly” live.The Beatles’ Paul McCartney imitated Richard’s signature yelps — perhaps most notably in the “Wooooo!” from the hit “She Loves You.” Ex-bandmate John Lennon covered Richard’s “Rip It Up” and “Ready Teddy” on the 1975 “Rock and Roll” album.When the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame opened in 1986, he was among the charter members with Elvis Presley, Berry, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Sam Cooke and others.Few were quicker to acknowledge Little Richard’s seminal role than Richard himself. The flamboyant singer claimed he paved the way for Elvis, provided Mick Jagger with his stage moves and conducted vocal lessons for McCartney.last_img read more