The Brisbane river stretched out before Hamilton.A covered carport with convenient street entry precedes the main entry. A concrete pathway leads from the carport past established trees to a front door with timber latticework. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours agoInside, a central hallway connects the three bedrooms to open entertaining areas with large windows. Traditional Queenslander features, such as high ceilings and decorative cornices, flow throughout the house. The home is at the bottom of the picture, perched on the hillside.PERCHED on a 493sq m block, this hilltop residence offers a rare location near the Brisbane River, complementing its yesteryear elegance with panoramic river vistas and a spacious backyard. Located at 11 Prospect Terrace, Hamilton, the three bedroom, one bathroom, single garage home is ripe for an upgrade.The property is open for inspection via appointment with agent Rosemary Ahearn of Ray White Ascot, who said it had potential for both buyers and investors with its premier viewpoint and exceptional location. “Redesign and renovate the existing family house or build your dream palace on this prestigious ridge,” she said. The home, bottom left is in a bluechip zone.Adorned in carpet and ornate wall lining, the lounge and dining rooms are connected via an open archway. Both feature antique light fixtures, while the dining room also has a bay window. At the rear of the house, a sitting room with wall-length slider windows captures panoramic views of the Brisbane River, city skyline and undulating hills. The home enjoys a high position.Two bedrooms sit at the front of the house, including one with a built-in wardrobe. The main bedroom, positioned at the rear to catch river glimpses, also has a built-in wardrobe. All three bedrooms share a bathroom.The central kitchen has quality appliances and ample cabinetry and benchtops. It connects seamlessly to a sunroom with wall-length windows and built-in storage and window seating. The neighbours.Along with a laundry under the main house, the residence features a secluded backyard accessed via concrete steps. This outdoor entertaining space has established rock gardens and shady tree, along with city and river views. This property occupies a location within 6km from the Brisbane CBD and minutes from the Doomben and Eagle Farm racecourses. It is also a short walk from the dining and shopping along Racecourse Rd and the waterfront restaurants at Portside Wharf.
The amount of oil spilled in the Gulf of Mexico a week ago may be around 16,000 barrels, almost double from the initial estimates, according to the United States Coast Guard.The offshore oil and gas operator LLOG Exploration Offshore earlier informed that the oil released from a damaged pipeline at the Delta House floating production facility was estimated in the amount of some 7,950 to 9,350 barrels.The USCG and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) have been coordinating with the responsible party and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to locate and respond to any oil that reaches the surface.Multiple daily over flights and remotely operated underwater vehicle inspections have been conducted with no recoverable oil detected.Skimming vessels from Clean Gulf Associates and the Marine Spill Response Corporation also remain on standby.USCG informed that surface and subsea trajectory models calculated by the responsible party and NOAA indicate that any discharged oil will drift in a southwesterly direction and is not expected to impact the shoreline.Calculations indicate that the discovery of any recoverable oil is unlikely due to the depth and pressure at which the oil was released.The oil was discharged from a small crack in a pipeline that was pressurized to more than 3,000 psi and located some 5,000 feet under water, 40 miles southeast of Venice, Louisiana. This high-pressure discharge through a small opening likely caused the oil to be broken down into small particles and disperse into deep-water currents prior to reaching the surface.Water samples taken along the trajectory path at various depths have not detected the presence of oil, USCG confirmed.“While the reported discharge amount is very significant, we are confident in the calculations completed by the LLOG and NOAA scientists,” said Cmdr. Heather Mattern from US Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Morgan City, Louisiana. “Additionally, the lack of any recoverable oil identified by over flights and subsea inspections conducted throughout the past week supports this explanation,” Mattern added.The flowline release began in the morning hours of October 11 from a fracture in a jumper pipe leading from Mississippi Canyon Block 209, Well No. 1 to a manifold located on the seafloor.Once identified, the pipeline leak was isolated and stopped on Thursday morning, however, the incident was said to be the largest oil spill in the US since the 2010 Deepwater Horizon catastrophe, Bloomberg earlier reported. The cause of the incident is under investigation.