Alba Terrace in Ascot.“The buyers to date have predominantly been local owner occupiers seeking a sophisticated and stylish lifestyle, close to the CBD, local cafes and restaurants, boutique shopping and renowned local schools,” she said.The building has a hotel-style lobby decorated with pendant lighting and feature wall artwork. The apartments are open by appointment at 9 Lapraik Street in Ascot. Alba Terrace in Ascot.“We have been looking for a long time and Alba Terrace was ideal for us due to the location and the boutique size of the development, it really has a homely feel,” Ms Fisher said. “Considering we work in high end construction industry, the quality of finishes were very important to us when choosing our next home, and we thought that this project was miles ahead of other developments in terms of quality.” More 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 investor3 hours agoAlba Terrace in Ascot.Ms Fisher said the floorplan suited them, along with the large ensuite bathroom.“It just shows that they really had the owner occupier in mind when designing the apartments,” she said.“We chose a ground level apartment with a courtyard which has direct street access, and this was a big thing for us as we have a dog. The courtyard is spacious, great for entertaining and has a grassy area with a landscaped plant bed.“We never thought we would find something to move straight into that we were happy with and that would suit our lifestyle. This is pretty much exactly what we wanted.” Alba Terrace in Ascot.Developed by Effinity, Alba Terrace has 29 two and three-bedroom apartments starting at $548,000.The project recently won the Master Builders Queensland Brisbane award for “Medium Density up to 3 storeys and over 5 dwellings or multiple Class 1 dwellings”.Colliers International project manager Rachel Hutson said residents had been impressed with the final product and exceptional finishes delivered, some of which include bluestone tiled floors, Miele appliances, ducted air conditioning, free standing bath tubs and high ceilings. Rob and Davina Fisher, with their dog Toro, are loving their courtyard of their newly finished apartment in Alba Terraces, Ascot. Photo by AAP: Mark CallejaFIRST residents have moved into a luxury apartment development in Ascot with only seven residences remaining on the market.Davina and Rob Fisher, with their dog Toro, have recently moved into Alba Terrace, impressed with the quality of finish and spacious courtyard.
“He’s one you enjoy watching because he’s a bit different.” Alan Irvine insists he does not fear the West Brom axe after meeting with chairman Jeremy Peace. The Baggies head coach has thanked Peace for his support as he comes under increasing pressure from supporters. Albion have lost their last four games and Irvine is favourite for the sack with some bookies but, after talking with Peace, remains unconcerned. “I spoke to the chairman after training but not about that and he didn’t speak to me about that,” he said. “He was great. I went to see him about a completely different matter. “We spent 15 minutes just chatting over different things and he was great, as he has been all of the time. “I’m really grateful for the support he’s given me. “I understand the way things are in this job. There’s a short-term culture nowadays and, if it’s not Alan Pardew getting stick, as he was six or seven weeks ago, it’s somebody else. “If it’s me at this time, hopefully I will be able to get to the situation Alan is in because it wasn’t that long ago I was at Stoke hearing people calling for his head. “They are such fine margins. We are not too far away from getting good results. “I don’t think anybody who has been at the last two games can think we are miles away from getting a good result. “We need some goals.” Captain Chris Brunt is out of the trip with a hamstring injury. The skipper limped off after making a tackle in Tuesday’s 2-1 defeat to West Ham, although Irvine is hopeful he will return next week. James Morrison (illness) and Sebastien Pocognoli (dead leg) are back but Jonas Olsson (Achilles) is out and Claudio Yacob serves the final game of a ban. Press Association Hull manager Steve Bruce is hoping fans will soon be able to see the real Sone Aluko make his mark on the Barclays Premier League. The Nigeria international was arguably the club’s best player in the first half of their 2012-13 promotion campaign before missing the rest of the season with an Achilles injury. Last term was equally frustrating, with his Achilles this time ruling him out for almost four months from October. But Bruce has never lost faith in a player he first worked with as a teenager at Birmingham, and has been desperate to see him back to form and fitness. He was handed a chance from the bench against Everton on Tuesday night, courtesy of the knee injury that is likely to sideline Mohamed Diame until the new year, and his response suggested Bruce’s wish could be about to come true. Aluko scored a fine leveller and excelled in support of Nikica Jelavic, who might have won it for Hull had his finish matched Aluko’s set-up. “I was delighted for Sone,” said Bruce, who is likely to hand him only a second Premier League start of the season against West Brom on Saturday. “When I first arrived a couple of years ago he was the outstanding player in the Championship. Unfortunately he damaged his Achilles so badly he missed all the rest of that season and even last year was stop-start. “In my experience when you’ve had serious injuries and been out for a year it can take you as long again to be really, really back to being that comfortable. That especially goes if you play like Sone, who is all about twisting and turning and moving. “But I’m delighted because he’s worked extremely hard and stuck at it. I pulled him aside before the Everton game and said he was very unlucky not to start because he did very well as a sub at Old Trafford, which is a good sign. “I know he’s looking forward to the challenge of playing week-in, week-out in the Premier League because he’s been blighted by injury. Let’s just hope he has a bit of luck because he is a very talented player.