Heavenly Howden home is hot property

michael jhon

THE secret of Howden and its wonderful lifestyle is out — and with homes like this one it is little wonder why.

Set on 2ha of spacious, private land, this property combines impressive architecture with open plan living spaces, family-friendly rooms, stylish fittings and entertainment options galore.

This magnificent Howden home has something for everyone.

Built in 2017, this eye-catching, pristine property has the feel of a new, never lived in home.

Harcourts Signature New Town property representative Nick Cowley said potential buyers love the peace and quiet that’s on offer here.

“Most definitely it is the serenity, the contemporary design, rural aspect and the proximity to the Hobart CBD and the beautiful Huon Valley — there is a lot to like,” he said.

“We have had a wide range of potential purchasers inquire about the property, from those looking to escape high density city living to tradies who spotted

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How This N.Y. Island Went From Tourist Hot Spot to Emergency Garden

michael jhon

This was supposed to be the busiest summer yet for Governors Island. After 15 years of careful redevelopment, a semi-abandoned isle off the southern tip of Manhattan had blossomed into a lush day-trip destination.

There were plans for a new tram, ferries designed to shuttle in a thousand people at a time, and field trips for hundreds of city children to scramble around a one-acre teaching garden on the island’s southeastern shore, one of its last unrenovated parcels. Then the city shut down.

“Now it’s crazy quiet,” said Shawn Connell, who manages the seven-year-old garden on behalf of the environmental organization GrowNYC. “You can hear the water and the boats.”

It was just before noon one recent weekday, and his three seasonal staffers were packing pints of berries, tying beets into bunches and cooling down several hundred pounds of just-picked greens in the shade of a gazebo. All it of

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