Home with spacious chill-out zones perfect for large families

first_img9 Emma Pl, Fig Tree Pocket.Imagine finding the perfect family home in a riverside community, making it yours and then not having the opportunity to live in it.Kim Linnet and husband, Nick, purchased 9 Emma Place, Fig Tree Pocket, in March 2013, with every intention of moving in with their son, Will.“We are originally from Queensland but are currently based in Hobart,” Mrs Linnet said.“We purchased the house as our ‘dream home’. We imagined Will spending time in the pool and playing cricket in the yard with his cousins and friends while Nick and I escaped to the upstairs living area for serenity.” More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 20199 Emma Pl Fig Tree Pocket.The house is dominated by the sort of clean lines and high-end finishes that have made contemporary living so popular — particularly when it’s set in a riverside community such as Fig Tree Pocket.“The chill-out zone is definitely the family and dining (area) which flows outdoors to the entertaining area. It is a great space for hanging out together and entertaining family and friends,” she said. 9 Emma Pl, Fig Tree Pocket. The spacious kitchen at 9 Emma Pl, Fig Tree Pocket.Mrs Linnet said the home had been finished just before they purchased, and alterations she and her husband had made since were minimal.“We made very few changes to the property after we acquired it because it was so perfect,” she said.“We added blinds — which were done by a friend who is in the business locally … (and) some security which is not visible.” 9 Emma Pl, Fig Tree Pocket.Mrs Linnet said while they were well settled in Tasmania and loving their southern island lifestyle, cutting ties with Brisbane wasn’t easy. “It was a difficult decision to sell the property because we had excited our friends and family by announcing a purchase in Brisbane again but life doesn’t always work out in a linear pattern,” she said.last_img read more

Nigeria Rules ITF/CAT West and Central Africa Championships in Togo

first_imgNigeria successfully defended the ITF/CAT West and Central Africa Junior Championships in Lome, Togo at the weekend.The 12-man Nigerian team garnered 950 points at the ten-day tournaments which featured 111 players from 11 countries.The win reaffirms Nigeria’s status as the regional superpower as Mohammed Ubale-tutored team fights off strong challenge from Cote d’Ivoire to keep the regional title for the six-straight year. Benin Republic and Cameroun came third and fourth with 780 and 715 points respectively.Cote d’Ivoire, who finished second on 800 points, had threatened to dethrone Nigeria after Day 6 restricting the defending champions to one gold, one silver and one bronze but Nigeria had a strong finish to post another memorable outing at the tournament which serves as qualifiers for the African Junior Championships billed for South Africa in March.Aside from emerging the overall winners, Nigeria’s impressive display saw the boys’ team bagged qualification for the Junior Davis Cup as well as the World Team Cup while the girls’ team also secured their place in the Junior Fed Cup. All the tournaments will hold later in the year and this is also the first time Nigeria will be qualifying for all the tournaments from a single competition.Nigeria Tennis Federation President, Sani Ndanusa expressed delight at the performance of Nigerian players stating that the federation’s commitment to the development of the game particularly at junior level will be sustained with renewed vigour.Nigeria’s title hope was almost slipping off with the injury sustained by Marylove Edward which forced her to forfeit the girls’ 14 and under title to compatriot, Oyinlomo Quadri and more crucially, her withdrawal from the doubles which denied the country a significant number of points but the team still prove its superiority with half of its representatives securing their places in the AJC.In addition to Oyinlomo and Marylove, the quartet of Michael Osewa, Michael Ayoola, Matthew Abamu and David Dawariye, who defeated Andre Sydina of Senegal to the last ticket in the boys’ 14 and under category, will be rubbing shoulders with qualifiers from other regions of the continents. It also means Nigeria has the highest number of qualifiers from the CAT Zone 2. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more