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Imagine coming home to this suburban masterpiece everyday

first_img19 Lilly Pilly Road, Pullenvale.Award-winning architect Bud Brannigan has created a stunning six-bedroom masterpiece in this southeast Queensland suburb. One of the bedrooms at 19 Lilly Pilly Road, Pullenvale. The 12m lap pool at 19 Lilly Pilly Road, Pullenvale. 19 Lilly Pilly Road, Pullenvale.Featuring an amazing natural backdrop, Ray White – East Brisbane selling agent Tim Davis said a clean, industrial aesthetic had been used throughout the design of the home, with tasteful influences from Santa Fe adding warmth.“Carefully positioned to cut out harsh summer sun and allow in winter light, the windows are also situated to get the best cross breezes,” Mr Davis said.“On top of that, it’s a house that can be broken into quite distinct zones or completely opened up, blending the lines between indoor and outdoor spaces – all around a centre courtyard leading down to a beautiful salt water swimming pool.” 19 Lilly Pilly Road, Pullenvale.center_img 19 Lilly Pilly Road, Pullenvale. 19 Lilly Pilly Road, Pullenvale.Feel like you are on holidays living in this striking and bold home, at 19 Lilly Pilly Rd, Pullenvale. FREE: Get the latest real estate news direct to your inbox here More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019 The perfect place to hang out at 19 Lilly Pilly Road, Pullenvale.The property, which is for sale by negotiation, is on a 1ha allotment and features a 12m lap pool, and a rear deck with forest views.last_img read more

Amazing budget reno: From brick box to Hamptons haven

first_imgBEFORE: The kitchen in the house at 13 Crest Dr, Elanora, before the renovation. BEFORE: The library room in the house at 13 Crest Dr, Elanora, before the renovation. AFTER: The back deck on the house at 13 Crest Dr, Elanora, after the renovation.They managed to buy the five-bedroom, three-bathroom house that “for a bargain price”.“The owner lived in England and I think he just wanted to sell it,” Mrs Tolo said.“I think we just came along at the right time.”The renovation process was fairly straight forward as the Tolos did not want to make any changes to the configuration of the home.“It already had great bones,” Mrs Tolo said.“As soon as I walked in, I said; ‘we’re getting rid of the carpet and completely redoing the kitchen’ because it was horrendous.” BEFORE: The deck on the house at 13 Crest Dr, Elanora, before the renovation. AFTER: The front of the house at 13 Crest Dr, Elanora, after the renovation.For the past 12 months, Mrs Tolo has taken her 233,000 Instagram followers on her home renovation journey. Under the account handle @coastalhamptonstyle, she has documented the project and also hosts tours of newly renovated homes in the states’s southeast. “I got my passion for interior decor from travelling,” she said.“I lived in five countries before coming to Australia.“It’s been so much fun showcasing the process on my Insta stories.“I have always been passionate about home design and home decorating and I wanted to share that with everyone who had similar tastes to me.”Originally from Italy, Mrs Tolo moved from Brisbane to the Gold Coast with her husband, Antonio, and two children, 2.5 years ago.They found a brick house in Elanora and Mrs Tolo’s vision took hold.“We were looking for something that had a show-off feature,” she said. “As soon as I walked into this home, I was captivated by the 6m ceilings and then the beautiful staircase.“I could see past the bright yellow, 1990s walls and the carpet throughout.” Susanne Tolo at the home she has renovated in Elanora.WHEN you think of a Hamptons-style home, brick is usually the last thing that comes to mind.But that’s exactly what Susanna Tolo pictured when she set out to find a renovation project on the Gold Coast.“We were looking for a brick home because I’ve always had it in my head that I wanted to paint straight onto brick,” Mrs Tolo said.“I’d seen it done in the States, but not really here — we always usually render.” AFTER: Details of the dining room after the renovation.Next, the Tolos turned to the exterior of the home.“I had a few painters tell me they were not sure how the brick was going to look painted, but I’d seen it done overseas and I was like; ‘No, I’ve just got to stay focused and find a painter who can see what I want to create,” Mrs Tolo said.“Basically, I found someone and said; ‘I want to transform this to a beach house, but with Hamptons elements, and he said ‘OK’.“It’s saved me an extra $10,000 minimum that I would have spent if I had rendered it before painting.“I think it gives the house a lot of character.”The terracotta tile roof was in good condition, so they simply spray painted it a light grey colour. BEFORE: The living/dining room in the house at 13 Crest Dr, Elanora, before the renovation. AFTER: The library room in the house at 13 Crest Dr, Elanora, after the renovation.They replaced the original, tiny balcony on the house with a 7m by 4.2m timber deck.“I was scared to sit on the balcony because it was so old,” Mrs Tolo said.Then they painted the inside walls a light grey and decorated the home in blues and whites to create a coastal feel.“It just showcases what you can do with a home you already have,” Mrs Tolo said.“Even with your average brick home, just changing key features like your floors can make a big difference.”And they did it all on a strict budget.“I’m the queen of saving!” Mrs Tolo said.“I will research and research the best way to do things on a budget.”RENO FACT CHECKTime taken: 1 yearTotal spend: $60,000 Susanne Tolo has renovated her home in Elanora on the Gold Coast. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoAFTER: The kitchen in the house at 13 Crest Dr, Elanora, after the renovation.The carpets were ripped up and replaced with German laminated flooring.“It’s made to look like hardwood and is just as hard-wearing for us, with two kids and two dogs,” Mrs Tolo said.That included re-covering the spiral staircase, which was “not easy to do at all”.“We wanted to continue the exact flooring up the staircase.”The entire kitchen is from Ikea — except for the marble benchtop.“You can get the look without spending $30,000 on your kitchen,” Mrs Tolo said.“I wanted the kitchen to be the focus of the downstairs area.“I wanted people to walk in and go ‘wow’.”Unlike most kitchens, this one does not have a traditional splashback.Instead, Italian subway tiles have been used to cover the walls entirely. AFTER: Details of the living room in the house at 13 Crest Dr, Elanora, after the renovation. BEFORE: The front of the house at 13 Crest Dr, Elanora, before the renovation.last_img read more

Local artists want more support for locally made products

first_img Sharing is caring! 16 Views   no discussions Tiffany’s Art Gallery in Canefield. Photo credit: FacebookLocal artist Tiffany Burnett Biscombe-Lawrence, owner of Tiffany’s Art Gallery, believes there is a dire need for more locally made arts and crafts products on the market.Biscombe-Lawrence along with Earl Etienne were guest on the “Let’s Talk Business” radio program aired on Kairi FM said this is an issue which needs to be addressed.“That’s something we need to work on, we have so many nice arts and craft on the island and we really need to try to find a way to get rid of some of those Chinese stuff that they keep putting for sale on the Bayfront”.She also suggested that by promoting locally made crafts and hosting training workshops for these artistes might assist in the development of that sector.“Also we need to find a way to be able to encourage a lot more persons who make really good things locally, or even get them little workshop trainings for learning how to make their crafts even better. So when the venders come they can say ok, you know what I want to get some of this from you wholesale, put it on the Bayfront and get it off on the Cruise Ships”, Biscombe-Lawrence stated. Local painter Earl Etienne. Photo Meantime artist Earl Etienne said there is a lack of financial support for persons within the arts and craft sector.“A lot of local support has faded because everyone is into branding…no one is there to support the artists, no one is there to put a special fund aside in their budget to assist the struggling artist”.Etienne said more “support and investment” is needed in that sector from entrepreneurs.Tiffany’s Art Gallery is located in Canefield and comprises of a studio, cafe, gift shop and gallery showcasing the work of many Dominican artists.Dominica Vibes News Tweet Sharecenter_img Share Share LocalNews Local artists want more support for locally made products by: – June 5, 2012last_img read more

Gordon Ora Bennett, 45

first_imgGordon Ora Bennett, 45, Greensburg, passed away on Friday, April 12, 2019 at his residence. Born, May 8, 1973 in Shelby County, Indiana, he was the son of Charles and Vivian (Hill) Bennett.  Gordon graduated in 1991 from Greensburg Community High School.  He worked for Smith Implements in Greensburg and was a Fireman with the Westport Volunteer Fire Department.  Gordon enjoyed working with stained glass, car shows, and motorcycles. He was married to Melody Ann Linville on September 5, 2015 and she survives. He is also survived by three children, Zac Bennett, Westport, Steve (Alli) Bennett, Westport, Samantha Bennett, Milford; three step children, Amanda (Clay) Brancamp Cooke, Terre Haute, Craig (Lora) Brancamp, Westport, Ben (Karen) Brancamp, Greensburg; four brothers, Terry Stoops, Kentucky, Kenny Stoops, Pigeon Forge, TN, Jerry (Mary) Bennett, Shelbyville, Danny (Cindy) Bennett, Rushville; three sisters, Cindy (Jody) Mcneece, Utah, Ruth Ann (Jim) Landwerlen, Shelbyville, Shirley Higginbotham, Shelbyville; 11 grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Ricky Stoops, Melvin Bennett. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4 to 8:00 p.m. at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg.  Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at the funeral home with Pastor Matt Metz officiating. Interment will be held in the South Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Westport Volunteer Fire Department, the Bartholomew County Humane society, or the Hospice of Decatur County. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Rodgers draws line under ref row

first_imgLiverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has no regrets over his comments about referee Lee Mason but backed away from the argument to avoid further distraction to his side’s top-four push. The Reds boss was fined £8,000 after accepting a Football Association charge for questioning the integrity of a referee following the Boxing Day defeat at Manchester City. Rodgers argued a referee from the Greater Manchester area – Mason is from Bolton – should not have been appointed to a game involving a Manchester team. However, with his fourth-placed team challenging for a return to the Champions League, the Northern Irishman decided not to take the matter further. “My view hasn’t changed. I obviously accept the punishment but I’m not one who is the enemy to the officials,” he said. “My history will show that, I have always supported and encouraged them. “I was disappointed after the game, disappointed with the outcome (the fine) considering my history but all I was doing was speaking honestly and in no way was I questioning the integrity of the referee. “I was just talking about the logic and facts about other appointments would prove that true I am sure. “But it is gone. The only reason I never challenged it was because I didn’t want anything getting in the way of what we are trying to do here. “It would just prolong it and be something else to talk about when all I want is for us to talk about is our football.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Syracuse football injury report: Cody Conway, Jason Emerich and Omari Palmer to miss Wake Forest game

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 6, 2016 at 7:39 pm Contact Chris: | @ChrisLibonati Three starting Syracuse (2-3, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) linemen will miss the Orange’s game against Wake Forest (4-1, 1-1 ACC) on Saturday at 7 p.m. Cody Conway, Jason Emerich and Omari Palmer all will miss the game in addition to offensive lineman Keaton Darney. No other players were listed. Conway, Emerich and Palmer all missed SU’s game against Notre Dame on Oct. 1.Jamal Custis, who has been injured since training camp, was not on the injury report, and Kayton Samuels wasn’t either. Running back George Morris and cornerback Wayne Morgan, both of whom were listed on the last injury report when SU played Louisville, have been taken off the injury report, as well. Commentslast_img read more

See the emotional moment Ronaldinho finds out he’ll be released from prison [VIDEO]

first_imgDinho’s month in jailRonaldinho, is said to be adapting to life in a Paraguayan jail where he has been incarcerated for over a month and is being investigated for entering the country with a fake passport.The former world player of the year had a rough bedding-in period but now appears to be, if not enjoying his stay in jail, making the most of it.Earlier in his stay, reports from the prison say his mates continually offered him snacks, in an attempt to make him feel welcome and make his adjustment to life in the Paraguayan jail much easier.However, Ronaldinho, still in shock over his incarceration, was reluctant to accept any gifts.He eventually warmed up to his mates and started accepting snacks and tea, Marca reported at the time.In fact, Ronaldinho became accustomed to his fellow inmates that he would have long conversations with some of them about his days in football.A number of the inmates, who were in awe of having such a huge star join them, couldn’t resist asking him for autographs, which the ever-jovial star was happy to sign.Reports indicate that even the prison guards could not help requesting the Brazilian to sign autographs for themselves and their kids.Having been ordered to remain in jail by the judge, after his first appearance in court, Ronaldinho joined a football team in jail, where he showed that class is permanent.‘Dinho’ dominated the trophy match, scoring five goals and assisting six more, with all kinds of tricks and flicks along the way as his side won the 16kg smoked pig on offer.Prior to the game, there had been a huge bidding war for the player, with many teams keen to have him in their ranks.One of the policemen actually lent him a pair of shoes to play in.Aside football, which is certainly Ronaldinho’s first love, the player has been learning carpentry in the jail.He has also taken to teaching the inmates some of the skills that made him a global icon and plays football everyday.“He plays football every day and teaches the guys he plays with a few tricks,” a source told ESPNHowever, it’s not been all roses for the Brazilian as he is reported to be missing music, having taken to playing the bongos during his retirement.He is not allowed to play instruments in jail.Ronaldinho is quite concerned about his mum as well and reportedly calls her every evening to check on her.The player also recently spent his 40th birthday behind bars, not the ideal setting for such a landmark period.He did, however, get to celebrate the day with a ‘huge barbeque’.Some footage was recently shared of Ronaldinho playing foot-volley in prison with other inmates although he and his partner eventually lost a match against a convicted murderer and robber. Having spent 32 days in a Paraguayan prison for alleged passport fraud, you can excuse Ronaldinho for struggling to contain his excitement when his release was announced.Even though it’s a partial release, given the fact that he has been placed under house arrest, you can’t blame the Brazil and Barcelona legend for looking forward to exchanging his prison settlements for more a glamorous living space.The judge, Gustavo Amarilla, ruled that Ronaldinho and his brother should be housed in a hotel in the Paraguayan capital prior to their trial.The ruling which was done via Skype, saw Ronaldinho standing with his brother and his lawyers in prison.Judge Amarilla sought assurances from the former footballer that he will remain under house arrest and not attempt to escape.“Your lawyers say you are not going to abscond and you are going to respect the conditions of the house arrest. I need to know whether you understand the terms of the bail agreement and personally accept it.”Ronaldinho and his brother both respond “I accept”The Brazilian who was smiling throughout finished with his famous hand celebration before the judge ended the session.The judge also spelt out the conditions of the house arrest, stating that the pair would have to foot their hotel bills during the period.“I have the assurance of the hotel managers that they, at their own expense, can observe house arrest there,” Judge Amarilla saidThe pair posted a $1.6 million bail, through their lawyers after they were granted the application which was rejected a month ago when they were deemed to be a flight risk.They spent 32 days in jail following their arrest for entering Paraguay with fake passports.Take a look at the video below: Happy Sunday – here is Ronaldinho playing “piki volley” in Paraguayan prison.— Ralph Hannah (@paraguayralph) March 29, 2020Arrest, court appearanceRonaldinho was arrested in Paraguay over claims that he entered the country using a fake passport.According to the BBC, police in the country also searched the hotel where the Brazilian had been staying with his brother in the Paraguayan capital in the capital, Asuncion.Paraguay’s Interior Minister, Euclides Acevedo, clarified to ESPN Brazi that the two had not been arrested but are under investigation and that they are cooperating with the police.“I respect his sporting popularity but the law must also be respected. No matter who you are, the law still applies,” he said.Another man who travelled with the brothers – 45-year-old Wilmondes Sousa Lira – has also been held.When they appeared in court, the judge ordered them to be held in pre-trial detention, denying them bail or house arrest.Ronaldinho’s lawyers have argued that he had been given the Paraguayan passport as a gift from a local sponsor, and was unaware of any wrongdoing.It is reported that Ronaldinho faces six months in jail for the offence if found guilty.In July 2019, 57 of Ronaldinho’s properties were seized following a court order, due to unpaid taxes.A Brazilian newspaper, Folha de S.Paulo that Ronaldinho owed 9.5 million reais, the equivalent of GH¢ 13.5 million.The former Barcelona player also reportedly also owed creditors 7.8 million reais, or GH¢ 11.1 million.A judge in Porto Alegre told Reuters news that because the case was under judicial secrecy rules it couldn’t comment on it.The former player has also had his passports seized by Spanish and Brazilian authorities.Ronaldinho featured on that year’s Instagram Rich List, placing sixth, with the Brazilian reportedly charging £206,000 for every promotional post.He had a storied career that spanned just over two decades, playing for some of Europe’s biggest sides including Barcelona and AC Milan.He enjoyed the most successful period of his career at the Catalan club, where he scored 94 goals and assisted 71 more.He was also named the World Footballer of the Year in 2004 and 2005, winning the Ballon d’Or in 2005.last_img read more

Referee sends off 36 players in one game

first_imgA football referee has set a new world record – by showing his red card 36 times in one game.Damian Rubino sent off all 22 players plus the substitutes and technical staff as a mass brawl erupted.It happened in Buenos Aires, Argentina, during a match between Claypole and Victoriano Arenas, reports The Sun.Domingo Sganga, manager of Victoriano Arenas, said it was so bad he asked police to lock opposition players in their dressing room.“They wanted to kill me,” said Sganga whose side lost the match 2-0.But Claypole boss Sergio Micieli accused the ref of over-reacting: “Most players were trying to separate people. The ref was confused,” he said. The world record was previously held by a 1993 game in Paraguay where 20 players were sent off.Source: orange.comlast_img

Social media reacts to NBA All-Star Saturday night

first_imgThere’s no way to predict how things played out.But here’s how social media reacted to the competitions: Related News What we learned from NBA All-Star Saturday Night NBA All-Star Saturday Night featured the skills challenge, 3-point contest and dunk contest.Each event featured some unexpected results along the way.center_img Jokic was asked what the most difficult part of the skills challenge was: “Running.”— Mike Singer (@msinger) February 17, 2019The Skills Challenge really should just be a super aggressive game of knockout— David Gardner (@byDavidGardner) February 17, 2019So between Steph and Seth Curry, whoever loses the 3 point contest tonight has to buy the entire Curry family tickets for every time they play each other for the rest of their careers…Seth’s current contract: 1 year $2.7 millSteph’s current contract: 5 years $201 million— Eric Hubbs (@BarstoolHubbs) February 16, 2019Joe Harris is your 3-Point Contest champion #NBAAllStar— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) February 17, 2019they sign me up to go after steph in the 3 point contest and i’m not even showing up to try lol— Shea Serrano (@SheaSerrano) February 17, 2019I love the refs in the 3 point contest.— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) February 17, 2019Steph Curry needlessly joining the 3 point contest— Zito (@_Zeets) February 17, 2019Dear @ZachLaVine And @Double0AG Can We Please Have You Guys Back In Next Year Dunk Contest? Please And Thanks!! 😂🙏🏽— Dejounte Murray (@DejounteMurray) February 17, 2019I think it would be cool to be moderately famous but I never want to be “gets hit up to be a standing prop to be jumped over in the NBA dunk contest” famous— sreekar (@sreekyshooter) February 17, 2019*me, pulling Zion aside and hissing in his ear*”hold your own dunk showcase the same night as the Dunk Contest. CHARGE $10 PER STREAM.”— maurice (@tallmaurice) February 17, 2019Some of you never played the dunk contest in NBA Live 05 without ever being able to land a single dunk and it shows— richie (@richieDunk Contest Final Rankings:1. Diallo2. J Cole3. Dennis Smith Jr.4. Bridges5. Vince Carter’s spirit6. Collins— LakeShowYo (@LakeShowYo) February 17, 2019last_img read more

The coronavirus ‘attacks’ Juve-Inter and two options are considered

first_imgThe game, set for March 1, has to be played at Allianz Stadium in Turin but the coronavirus will cause the authorities to take precautions. The Federation will meet this morning to organize in front of this episode but, according to the Italian press, they do not consider the suspension of the match between Lombards and Turin and open two stages: play in Turin behind closed doors or move the game to a neutral field.The ‘Derby d’Italia’ seems key to decide the title. Today, Juventus sends 60 points to Calcio, one from Lazio and six from Inter, which has one less game for the suspension of their home game against Sampdoria. The coronavirus is altering the daily life of Italy. Tonight the third death was confirmed because of this disease, an old woman residing in the region of Lombardy, the contagions have already reached the hundreds and in the north, where the most affected regions are, the closure of schools has been decreed and universities until the end of February.Transalpine football is also being affected by this outbreak of Covid-19 and after suspending four Serie A matches, several more Serie B matches and all amateur football, now, Juventus-Inter is at risk, one of the matches that Scudetto will probably decide.last_img read more