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Danielle Bowie and her daughter Talullah at their Coorparoo home which is going to auction. Picture: Darren EnglandSIX years ago, Danielle Bowie fell in love with the rusty tin roof covering a worker’s cottage at 9 Rowland St, Coorparoo.It was the catalyst for a major renovation project, unlike any other the architect had embarked on previously.“It was the roof and the form of the house I loved,” Ms Bowie said.“When we first moved in, we gutted it completely.”9 Rowland St, CoorparooMs Bowie, who now works for council as an urban designer, did all the drawings and managed the construction.“Everything is new except the structure but having said that, some of the structure is new too so we kept the form,” she said.“We were thinking of raising it but I didn’t want to alter the proportion.”Completed in 2015, Ms Bowie has enjoyed living in the stylish two-bedroom, one-bathroom home with her active toddler Talullah.Danielle Bowie and her daughter Talullah inside their renovated Coorparoo home. Picture: Darren EnglandMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours agoA desire for more space and a yearning to start a fresh creative venture is behind the decision to put the property on the market.“I need another project, I’m only working part-time and I need something else to do,” she said.“Somewhere bigger, not the scale of this renovation but more aesthetics.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality LevelsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video is not playable. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_NOT_PLAYABLE Session ID: 2020-09-28:74c5dc0737f58eadc27f2d6 Player Element ID: vjs_video_599 OK Close Modal DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen00:00Remaining in the area is on Ms Bowie’s wish list.“I like how leafy it is and it’s so close to the city,” she said.“It’s got everything but you’re not miles away.”Her fully-fenced 405sq m block is at the end of a cul-de-sac within walking distance to bikeways and parks.9 Rowland St, CoorparooPlace Bulimba’s Shane Hicks described the home as a great “entry-level opportunity”.“It’s a good alternative to buying a unit or townhouse,” he said.According to researcher CoreLogic, the median house price in Coorparoo is $850,000.Only 4km from Brisbane’s CBD, the suburb is popular with young professionals seeking a shorter commute, large apartments and Queenslander-style homes.The on-site auction of 9 Rowland St, Coorparoo is scheduled for 9am today.
DOMINIKA Cibulkova produced a stunning display to be crowned WTA Finals champion with a straight-sets win over Angelique Kerber.The Slovakian – who dropped to 66th in the rankings following her first-round exit at this year’s Australian Open, which Kerber won – was unplayable at times during yesterday’s 6-3 6-4 triumph.She wowed the crowd with a high-quality showing that left the world number one – who had won each of her previous matches in Singapore, including an opener against Cibulkova – desperately searching for answers she could not find.Cibulkova was frequently the aggressor, winding up her forehand to devastating effect as she stormed into a 3-0 lead.An 85 per cent first serve ratio underlined the challenge facing Kerber, who did manage to get back to 3-2, only to surrender another game on serve as Cibulkova continued to find winners from all over the court.The shot that provided Cibulkova with set point – a glorious passing stroke through the narrowest of gaps – highlighted her confidence as the seventh seed wrapped up the first set in 32 minutes.Kerber needed to mount a response and was more animated between points, but still found her second serve often punished by her on-song opponent.A sixth double fault in game seven proved costly as Cibulkova broke to 15, with Kerber’s performance a long way short of the one she produced in a 6-2 6-1 semi-final win over defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska.Cibulkova’s last-four match against Svetlana Kuznetsova, in which she lost the first set 6-1, lasted almost twice as long, but she showed no signs of fatigue.There was, however, evidence of nerves, with Cibulkova spurning three championship points and saving two break points, before finally sealing a memorable victory with a fortuitous ricochet off the net.(Omnisport)