Brisbane real estate: Historic home sells for millions

first_img“My parents sold it to the Methodist Church for 10,000 pounds, which was a peppercorn rate.” His wife lived there until the mid 1960s.Just a few years later, and a few kilometres away, Mr Taylor would finish work on perhaps his most well known creation, the Walter Taylor Bridge, which is still used as a vital connection for the northern and southern sides of the Brisbane River. Inside the home at 95 Bank Rd, Graceville.The grandson of Walter Taylor, Noel Davis, went to the auction in June last year and to have a look inside the home for the first time in several ­decades.“I’d love to see someone get it back to the way it was back when my grandfather built it,” Mr Davis told The Courier-Mail. This property at 95 Bank Rd, Graceville, has sold for $3.925m.Prominent engineer, contractor and builder Walter Taylor built the property for his family on the huge 4076sq m riverfront block 90 years ago. RELATED: How a 1940s cottage was transformed More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agoThe river view from the home at 95 Bank Rd, Graceville.Ms Bakker said the family was in the process of planning the renovations for the home and had engaged prominent architect, Shaun Lockyer.“Because it’s heritage-listed, it’s a very big project,” Ms Bakker said.“I’m looking at the plans right now and it’s going to be unbelievable.” MORE: Reno passion project pays off Inside the home at 95 Bank Rd, Graceville.center_img The front of the house at 95 Bank Rd, Graceville.Ms Bakker said the buyer, who lived around the corner, wanted to make it one family home, rather than subdivide the block.“They could see the potential probably more than anyone,” she said.“Most people were a bit scared of it because it does need so much work, and renovating a heritage-listed home can be fraught with danger with council.” Noel Davis at the home designed by his grandfather, Walter Taylor, at 95 Bank Rd, Graceville. Picture: AAP/David Clark.ONE of Brisbane’s most historic homes has sold for almost $4 million to a local family who plans to restore it to its former glory.The towering property at 95 Bank Rd, Graceville, was once the home of a man whose name is connected to many of the city’s landmarks. The heritage-listed grounds of 95 Bank Rd, Graceville.He said he would have happily bought the home that day — if he had a spare few million.The house, which was built in 1928, has six bedrooms and three bathrooms and a rare, 64m river frontage.It was formerly owned by The University of Queensland. Noel Davis at the Walter Taylor Bridge, which was designed by his grandfather, Walter Taylor. Picture: AAP/David Clark. The heritage-listed property, also known as “Glenrae”, failed to sell at auction last year, despite plenty of interest and bids in the millions.Meaghan Bakker of Ray White – New Farm, who marketed the property with Matt Lancashire, said the buyer was a local family with young children, who paid $3.925 million for it.last_img read more

Florida Church spends more than $7 million to pay off medical debt for Low income residents

first_img6,500 people in Volusia Country will be able to smile a little bigger now that they have little to no medical debt. That is all due to the efforts of the Stetson Baptist Church.According to reports, the Church spent more than $7 million dollars to help pay down the medical debt for several thousands residents living at or below the poverty line in their community.So where did all the money come from? Pastor Dan Glenn told reporters at the Sun Sentinel that last year they had an extra Sunday which left them with extra money after they paid their annual expenses. The congregation then came up with the idea to try and raise $48,000 and split it between a foster home charity and a business that buys medical debt from health care providers, to pay off the debts.To their delight, they were able to raise three times their goal, leaving them with enough money to not only pay off the medical debt of every Volusia County resident living at federal poverty level, but for those in four other counties as well.“It’s one thing for us to say, ‘God loves you,’” said senior pastor Dan Glenn said. “It’s another for us to show that.”Those who have had their medical debt paid off will be notified by mail.last_img read more