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Sugar baron’s historic home comes complete with ballroom

first_imgThe home of the founder of a key sugar mill in the rum and sugar heartland. has its own ballroom – and it was used often.A HOME built for a sugar baron linked to two Queensland icons – sugar and rum – has hit the market complete with its own ballroom. Known as the Old Cran Home, the 120-year-old sprawling historic home in Bourbong Street, Bundaberg, was built for John Cran after his family founded the historic Millaquin mill. Perfect spot to laze about on a Sunday afternoon.It’s also significant because it was designed by one of the areas most prominent architects Frederic Herbert Faircloth “who was responsible for the design of many major buildings in Bundaberg, as well as rebuilding a significant portion of the Childers CBD following a fire in 1902”.The house was restored by current owner Peter Thompson, who owned the historic home for 22 years before deciding to put it on the market. This house was built for the Cran family who started one of the region’s historic mills. Source: CoreLogicMr Cran, his brother Robert Junior and father Robert had started the Millaquin sugar mill in 1882, with the sprawling homestead built in 1896 – nine years after the first Bundaberg rum was bottled.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 investor8 hours agoBundaberg has recognised the home as being of key significance to the region. Source: CoreLogic.The house has verandas running north and east around a projecting entry to the home, and according to government records the sugar baron would host balls at the property – thus the highly polished ballroom. The current owners have done a sympathetic renovation to modernise the homeThe home which sits on the corner of Bourbong and Hope Streets was recognised as being of great importance to the sugar and rum heartland because of the Crans contribution to development of the sugar industry and establishment of one of its largest refineries.center_img The ballroom floor is still polished after all these years. Source: CoreLogic.Verandas which run north and east off a projected entry to the house contained built in seating for such occasions.“These seats were utilised by smokers during balls held on the property,” the Bundaberg records said. The home hosted many balls. Source: CoreLogicThe ballroom also has bay window, fireplace and ceiling roses and the five bedroom home also has a morning room with fireplace and chandelier in place and a more recent addition of an inground pool.last_img read more

Country manor with a tropical twist south of the Gold Coast

first_imgA family sanctuary at 23-49 Ocean Drive, Chinderah.IMAGINE a childhood where carefree mornings are spent riding horses and go karts around the yard and afternoons fade to dusk fishing and frolicking at the beach.That’s been the life Jason and Christine Wagner’s three children have enjoyed growing up on this acreage nestled just over the border in Chinderah, NSW. A family sanctuary at 23-49 Ocean Drive, Chinderah.“It’s the perfect house for a growing family,” said Mr Wagner, who has put the property on the market with an asking price of $2.595 million.CoreLogic records show the Wagners purchased 23-49 Ocean Drive, Chinderah in November 2012 for $1.5 million.“There’s a playground there for the kids and plenty of space to ride their go karts, play soccer or ride a horse,” Mr Wagner said.“With our kids now grown up it’s time to pass the property on to another family to enjoy.” The house is surrounded by garden and trees.Set in the middle of 2.4ha, the main house is surrounded by landscaped gardens, palm trees and a 15m elevated lap pool which create a tropical feel. Enjoy easy access to the beach and the bush at 23-49 Ocean Drive, Chinderah. Light and bright living areas.Timber boardwalks connect the main house to a three-bedroom guesthouse which is suitable for extended family or for rent on Airbnb. MORE NEWS: Fuss-free living by the beach An 800m walk to the west takes you to Tweed River, while a 10-minute stroll east lands you on the beach.“It’s the closest acreage in this area to the Gold Coast and the only acreage available within a walk to the river or the beach,” he said.“My wife walks down the beach with the dogs and the kids love fishing in the river.”Kollosche agents Jamie Harrison and Corey Bedford have taken over marketing for the property which was first put up for sale last July. The guesthouse is ideal for visitors or Airbnb.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa8 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago The water is never far away. The lap pool and palm trees create a tropical feel.The five-bedroom sanctuary has multiple modern living areas, a kitchen with all the mod cons, and a secluded master suite with lounge area, dressing room and ensuite. Old homes make way for new in knockdown trend Quirky pink Bungalow snapped up before auctionlast_img read more

Gerontology school holds fundraiser for students

first_imgThe Andrus Volunteers of Gerontology Center held a garage sale fundraiser Wednesday morning to raise money for students in the USC Davis School of Gerontology.Workers at the Andrus volunteer center brought various items to sell at low prices, said Linda Broder, coordinator at the center. Overall, the event raised about $500.The money will go toward funding goody bags for gerontology students. The goody bags are given out during the weeks of final exams.“We have a variety of different treats in there,” Broder said. “We’ll prepare them and in two days they disappear.”The fundraiser is held about every other year, Broder said. In the past, the money has gone into a scholarship endowment fund and  toward free lunches for the students.“It goes in some ways to benefit the students,” Broder said.The sale, held in the Cedar Courtyard of the Andrus Gerontology Center, featured items such as a vintage camera, picture frames, jewelry, a Schwinn bicycle, headphones and more.“It was pretty well sold out,” Broder said.last_img read more