9 Cleveland Terrace, North Ward“The family has requested it on-site and I think it’s deserving of an on-site auction because the house is what it’s all about and I just think it honours the property to have it on site,” she said.“There has been a lot of boardroom talk about the price and everyone from bank managers to real estate enthusiasts all have an opinion but its true market value will be found on auction day.” 9 Cleveland Terrace will be open for inspection on Sunday from 3pm to 3.30pm before going to Auction on site on Thursday, August 10 at 5.30pm. 9 Cleveland Terrace, North WardNow the three-bedroom, two-bathroom Californian bungalow will go to auction on site on Thursday.Listing agent Julie Mahoney from Harcourts Kingsberry Townsville said 250 groups of people had been shown through the property in the past three weeks and 100 people turned up to the first open home. CLICK HERE for all the latest Townsville real estate news “We’ve had everyone from gardeners who used to work at the property over the years to people looking for an investment or to live in, so we’ve had quite an array,” she said.“Some significant people have lived there that have contributed to the history of Townsville.“It’s such an elegant property and it’s been very well maintained.“While it hasn’t got a theatre room it has a stately elegance and it will never lose its value.“I think it’s going to be a local buyer that will live in it and just cherish it because they don’t make them like this anymore and they can’t be re-created.”More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020 9 Cleveland Terrace, North WardONE of Townsville’s most iconic homes is about to go under the hammer after receiving huge interest from potential buyers. 9 Cleveland Terrace in North Ward is instantly recognisable as the white house on the hill admired by many as they walked along The Strand. 9 Cleveland Terrace, North WardThe open plan timber kitchen has a separate causal dining area while there is also a formal dining room, two separate living areas and a master suite with walk-through wardrobe to ensuite.A covered outdoor patio leads out to the lawn while there is also double car accommodation with a separate workshop.Ms Mahoney said the auction will be held at the home by REIQ’s 2016 auctioneer of the year Justin Nickerson. 9 Cleveland Terrace, North WardIt’s the first time the home has been on the market in 44 years after being bought by co-founding director of the North Queensland Cowboys Max Short in 1973, who died last year, aged 89.Many a social gathering has been held on the vast lawns of the property with prominent identities in attendance while everyone from the home’s cleaner to politicians have eaten in the home’s grand dining room.The house is positioned on a huge parcel of land over two allotments with sweeping views of Pallarenda, Magnetic Island and Castle Hill.While the home has been immaculately maintained, the character details such as classic timber framing, casement windows, traditional light fittings, and crown moulding have been retained.
The University of Wisconsin football team will host Akron this Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium in the official home opener of the 2016 season.Akron, of the MAC, won its opener 47-32 over the Virginia Military Institute. Junior quarterback Thomas Woodson completed 72 percent of his passes (23-for-32) while on his way to throwing for 409 yards and six touchdowns.This high-powered air raid within the Zips’ (1-0) spread offense should be the greatest test for a Badgers defense that held then-No. 5 Louisiana State University to only seven points on offense last weekend.Football: Breakdown of Badgers’ upset over LSUThe Wisconsin Badgers played a spoiler game against fifth ranked Louisiana State University with a 16-14 upset victory in college Read…“Offensively, they’ll [Akron] spread you out,” UW head coach Paul Chryst said. “Their quarterback has got a really strong arm but [he’s] also a good runner.”It’s a much different type of offense than that of LSU’s, which Wisconsin held to 131 passing yards last Saturday. The Tigers run a more downhill, pro-style offense, while Akron will try to create one-on-one matchups on the outside.Tackling in those situations will be key, Chryst said.Another important part of the Akron offensive attack is Warren Ball, a senior running back who transferred from Ohio State after graduating with one year of eligibility remaining. Ball rushed for 110 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries against VMI last week.Akron’s Thomas Woodson is also a mobile quarterback and UW can’t lose track of him in the running game, redshirt junior outside linebacker T.J. Watt said.“He can run,” Watt said. “At the end of the day, you got to account for him.”The Zips are led by head coach Terry Bowden, the son of legendary Florida State coach Bobby Bowden, who is now retired.Wisconsin boasts an (30-2) all-time record against the MAC, with both of those losses coming nearly 30 years ago at the hands of Northern Illinois and Western Michigan in the same 1988 season. Coincidentally, that was Chryst’s senior season during his playing days.Chryst’s other connection to the MAC is that of his brother, Rick Chryst, who served as commissioner of the conference from 1999-2009.Game InformationWhen: 2:30 p.m.Where: Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, WisconsinTV: Big Ten Network (Matt Devlin, Stanley Jackson)Radio: Badger Sports Network/Sirius 112/XM 195 (Matt Lepay, Mike Lucas, Mark Tauscher, Patrick Herb)