How to live like a richlist developer on the Brisbane riverfront

first_imgPradella Property Ventures managing director David Pradella.THE middle of three brothers of richlist developer family, the Pradellas, has put his luxury inner-city penthouse up for rent.David Pradella, who is the managing director of Pradella Property Ventures, put his luxury West End penthouse apartment up for $1390 rent a week – a fine price considering it was built for entertaining and has sweeping river and cityscape views. 40/37 Duncan Street West End, QLD, 4101. Picture: Realestate.com.au 40/37 Duncan Street West End, QLD, 4101. Picture: Realestate.com.auDavid, who turns 60 next year, is the middle brother in the highly successful Pradella development family, sandwiched between Metroplex founder Silvio and younger brother Kim of Pradella Constructions and Developments. All three are chips off the old block – that block being father Cesare who started the Pradella legacy, creating among other buildings the Roma St Parkland apartment development. David – who has 15 properties under his own name – bought the 280sq m riverfront penthouse off his younger brother for $2.56m in 2009. 40/37 Duncan Street West End, QLD, 4101. Picture: Realestate.com.au 40/37 Duncan Street West End, QLD, 4101. Picture: Realestate.com.au 40/37 Duncan Street West End, QLD, 4101. Picture: Realestate.com.auThe four bedroom apartment has a gourmet kitchen kitted out with German appliances, plus a large walk-in pantry and wine fridge. It also has a media room, study, powder room for guests, separate laundry with private balcony, built in barbecue and he’s also thrown in appliances such as a coffee machine, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer.The complex has a heated 20 metre pool and wading area, private gym and theatrette, and is in the high-demand Brisbane State High school zone. Bond has been set at $5560 for the apartment, which has three garage spaces. It’s available for rent from August 25.center_img 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 investor2 hours ago40/37 Duncan Street West End, QLD, 4101. Picture: Realestate.com.au 40/37 Duncan Street West End, QLD, 4101. Picture: Realestate.com.au 40/37 Duncan Street West End, QLD, 4101. Picture: Realestate.com.au 40/37 Duncan Street West End, QLD, 4101. Picture: Realestate.com.aulast_img read more

No more excuses, Kevin MacDonald tells Aston Villa

first_img He said: “I would probably do that but we also have to look at little things ourselves. “Sometimes you have to listen to other people and be open-minded, but if it comes to it I’m sure Tim would help if I did speak to him.” Villa have never been relegated from the Premier League but MacDonald knows his players fear the drop in status. He added: “We’re bottom of the league. They do worry about the situation and where we are. “There is a big difference between being known as a Premier League player and being known as a Championship player.” He brought in 13 new players in the summer but was axed last Sunday and Villa are targeting former Lyon boss Remi Garde as his replacement. But MacDonald admits the club cannot continue to cut their summer arrivals any more slack. He said: “We keep making excuses for them, you can’t keep making excuses. They are professional footballers who are getting well paid in the Premier League. There are no excuses. “People say give them seven months (to settle), when I came down from Scotland all those years ago you were given three weeks. “Jock Wallace (former Leicester boss) said to me ‘three weeks Kevin, get yourself fit and if you’re the best player, you’re in the team’. “That’s the way I worked before. If you are the best player in training, you get the chance to be the best player on the pitch. “If you’re the best player on the pitch you stay in the team, that’s what’s going to happen here.” Sherwood was sacked just eight months into a three-and-a-half year deal but, ahead of the meeting of his two former clubs, MacDonald did not rule out asking for his help. The caretaker manager believes the squad must discover their form now with the club bottom of the Barclays Premier League. They go to Tottenham on Monday having lost their last six league games, a run which marked the end for former boss Tim Sherwood. Kevin MacDonald has told Aston Villa’s struggling stars the time for excuses is over. Press Associationlast_img read more