Southport Queenslander re-built and restored to its original 50s beauty

first_img46 Deakin Ave Southport“I am used to staging, it has made me particular to details,” Mrs Harrison said.“My partner and I referred to the house as an asbestos palace when we found it.“The exterior, interior and roof were full of it. It was a huge challenge.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North10 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“We had to rebuild most of the house and restore it back to its authentic style.” The 63-year-old said she took out all 30 windows and replaced the glass as well as pulling up all the old floorboards. 46 Deakin Ave SouthportThe quaint three bedroom home has a claw-foot bathtub, glass French doors and imported Spanish floor tiles. Soft grey walls in the kitchen combine with shades of black finishes. A veranda flows to the pool while lavender blooms in the gardens with a pathway shaded by Frangipani trees.46 Deakin Avenue Southport 3 2 2 Price: $829,000Features: Swimming pool, French doors and 40mm stone bench topsArea: 519sq mAgent: John and Nicole Mayer, Ray White Mermaid BeachInspections: Sunday, 11am-11.30am 46 Deakin Ave SouthportAGE has nothing on this classic 1950s-built Queenslander, which setting a style statement for Southport properties. Sitting pretty in the fashionable locale of Chirn Park, 46 Deakin St has had a makeover.Homeowners Sue Harrison and Johan Louw who moved from Mornington Peninsula, describe it as a work of art. 46 Deakin Ave Southport“What was a sad property is now this charming place,” she said. “The front door is the only part I really kept but I have added the imported Italian door handles as a special touch.“The builders absolutely hated working with hardwood but we were really drawn to the Queenslander-style and wanted to bring it back to life.” 46 Deakin Ave Southport“We lived on the Gold Coast 20 years ago but when we came back from Victoria we saw that Chrin Park had evolved as a stylish corner of Southport,” Mrs Harrison said.“It was a place that really fit our personality.” The couple who worked in entertainment, on productions like Disney On Ice, said the property was their 20th renovation project. last_img read more

Gold Coast colonial-style manor has it all

first_img16 Yarama Court, Upper Coomera.Standout features of the five-bedroom home that was once a prize home include a granny flat, pool and spa, garden gazebo and tennis court.Mrs Eelman said of all the homes she has lived in, this will be the one she remembers.“That’s probably one of my favourite houses because of the feel of it,” she said. 16 Yarama Court, Upper Coomera.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa17 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago 16 Yarama Court, Upper Coomera.A WRAPAROUND veranda, peaked ceilings and detailed woodwork give this grand Upper Coomera manor a striking elegance.The modernised brick home at 16 Yarama Court has a Colonial-style, which owner Sue Eelman said made it feel warm and welcoming.“I’ve always called it a grand old lady because that’s what she’s always been to me,” Mrs Eelman said. She bought the property about 10 years ago but only lived in it for four. 16 Yarama Court, Upper Coomera.She didn’t want to sell it so has let her daughter live there for the past few years with her family.“It’s nearly four acres and it’s good development land so we thought we’d just sit on it for a while,” Mrs Eelman said.The family has since decided to downsize so Mrs Eelman has reluctantly listed the home on the market.She loved the home’s wraparound veranda most as well as its abundance of space. 16 Yarama Court, Upper Coomera.last_img read more

Update on the latest in sports:

first_imgTop Czech women, including Pliskova and Kvitova are set to play while Jiri Vesely is the highest ranked player in the men’s draw.All the tournaments will be without spectators. The matches will be broadcast on television.MAN CITY OWNERS-BELGIAN CLUBMan City parent company buys Belgian club Lommel SKBRUSSELS (AP) — The owners of Manchester City have purchased a Belgian soccer team on today, adding a ninth club to their worldwide portfolio. Update on the latest in sports: Associated Press May 11, 2020 It says the 2023 event will take place from Aug. 25 through Sept. 10 of that year.Group games will be played in Indonesia, Japan and the Philippines.The final phase will be played in Manila. It will be the first time that the tournament formerly called the world championships will be played across multiple countries.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 — Real (RAY’-al) Madrid has become the latest Spanish league club to resume individual training. Players were back in action today at the team’s training center, two months after the league was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic. Most clubs had already resumed individual sessions. Barcelona restarted on Friday and Atlético Madrid on Saturday. All players were tested for COVID-19 before being allowed to practice. The league says five players on first- and second-division clubs have tested positive. Three staff members have also tested positive.— The head of Japanese baseball says the 12-team league is hoping to start play next month but no specific date has been set. Japan is living under a state of emergency that is in effect until May 31. Commissioner Atsushi Saito says the All-Star game in July has been canceled for the first time since it was initially held almost 70 years ago. The Japanese season was originally scheduled to open on March 20. Baseball has begun in Taiwan and South Korea in empty stadiums.— The Portuguese soccer federation says the league, clubs and players must take responsibility for the consequences of the return to soccer in the country amid the coronavirus pandemic. The federation says that is the first condition stipulated by government authorities to allow the Portuguese league and the Portuguese Cup to resume as planned by the end of the month. The federation says it received a set of conditions from the government on Sunday.CZECH-CHARITY EVENTPliskova, Kvitova to lead teams in Czech competitioncenter_img PRAGUE (AP) — Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova (kuh-VIHT’-oh-vuh) and third-ranked Karolina Pliskova will lead two teams in a charity competition during the coronavirus pandemic.Pliskova’s team will include her twin-sister Kristyna, 2019 French Open runner-up Marketa Vondrousova, Tereza Martincová and Nikola Bartunkova.Kvitova’s squad will include Barbora Strýcová, Kateřina Siniaková and Russia’s Ekaterina Alexandrova.The first of the four tournaments that are part of the competition is scheduled for June 13-15 in Prague.Separately, the first of a series of tournaments organized by the Czech tennis federation is scheduled for May 26-28 in Prague. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-AHLAmerican hockey league cancels rest of seasonUNDATED (AP) — The American Hockey League has canceled the rest of its season because of the coronavirus pandemic. The City Football Group, which is run by the Abu Dhabi royal family, says it bought second-division club Lommel SK after the team based in the eastern Limburg province had its professional license renewed. Financial terms of the deal have not been revealed.Lommel was sixth in the standings when the Belgian season was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic. The team plays in an 8,000-capacity stadium and its biggest achievement was reaching the 2001 Belgian Cup final.WORLD CUP-2023 DATESFIBA sets dates for 2023 Basketball World CupMIES, Switzerland (AP) — FIBA has set the dates for the next Basketball World Cup. President and CEO David Andrews says, “the resumption and completion of the 2019-20 season is not feasible in light of current conditions.”The league’s board of governors made that determination in a conference call Friday.The AHL suspended its season on March 12 after the NHL did. The league hopes to be back next season but that is in jeopardy if sports must be played in empty arenas.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— The British government has told sports bodies to prepare for the resumption of events in England but not before June and not with fans in stadiums. Sports have been shut down in Britain since March because of the coronavirus pandemic. A government document says Step 2 of the plan for easing the lockdown includes “permitting cultural and sporting events to take place behind closed doors for broadcast.” The document states that the resumption cannot happen before June 1.last_img read more

EPL: Spurs, Arsenal Cruise to Victories

first_imgTottenham had endured a hugely disappointing Champions League exit at the hands of Juventus in midweek and still seemed to be reeling as they struggled in the opening 10 minutes.Junior Stanislas had already hit the bar with a clear chance before he opened the scoring by firing low into the far corner just seven minutes in.Kane did have the ball in the net when he collided with Asmir Begovic just before the half-hour mark, but the offside flag had already been raised.And much worse was to come for the visitors when Kane failed to return as he limped away to protect the same right ankle that saw him spend two short spells on the sidelines last season.Spurs didn’t wallow for long, though, as just a minute after Erik Lamela replaced Kane, they levelled when Dele Alli steered home Serge Aurier’s excellent cross.The visitors always looked the likelier side to score after half-time and Son continued his scintillating form by acrobatically turning home Alli’s cross.And with Bournemouth pushing for an equaliser, the South Korean had acres of space to run through and slot home his 18th goal of the season three minutes from time.Indeed, only a super save from Begovic denied Son his hat-trick moments later.But the Bournemouth ‘keeper was at fault as he parried Kieran Trippier’s cross into Aurier’s path, and the Ivorian headed home Spurs’ fourth in stoppage time.Earlier, Arsenal eased the mounting pressure on Arsene Wenger by easing past Watford for a first Premier League win for five weeks.Former Borussia Dortmund duo Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan again showed their fine relationship for the Gunners by teeing each other up to score in the second half after Shkodran Mustafi had headed the hosts into the lead.Watford could have got back into the game at 2-0, but Troy Deeney saw his penalty saved by Petr Cech.That was a sweet moment for the home fans, as Deeney had questioned Arsenal’s heart when the Hornets won the corresponding fixture in October.“We have had a disappointing period and our supporters suffered like we suffered,” said Wenger.“But our job is to perform and stick together in important moments and get the fans back on side.”It was the first spot-kick the Czech ‘keeper had saved in three years with Arsenal and it ensured he also became the first man to register 200 clean sheets in the Premier League.“It is an unbelievable personal milestone, but the most important thing is to win and so it was defeats that were more frustrating,” said Cech.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Son Heung-Min ensured Tottenham Hotspur did not pay a heavy price for an ankle injury suffered by Harry Kane as he scored twice in a win 4-1 at Bournemouth yesterday.Spurs move above Liverpool into third in the Premier League, but it was a bittersweet victory with concerns over Kane’s fitness for both club and country.Elsewhere, Arsenal were also comfortable 3-0 winners over Watford at the Emirates Stadium to snap a run of three straight Premier League defeats.last_img read more