Old meets new in modern reno

first_imgThe ultra modern extension at the rear of the original houseMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours agoEntry to the top floor is via staircase on to a covered veranda. A hallway leads to four bedrooms and a family bathroom at the front of the house, a study and the main bedroom with walk-in wardrobe and ensuite.On the upper floor, there is a state of the art kitchen with Quantum Quartz benchtops, a largecentral island bench with bar seating, streamlined cabinets, a glass window splashback and topof the range appliances. Before the renovationMs Mienert said the renovation had been a worthwhile challenge, saying it was important to respect the local heritage.And the results speak for themselves.The architecturally-designed house is now a contemporary six bedroom residence, with four bathrooms. The original living room The kitchen before the reno The new living area in the extensionOther features include ceiling fans in all rooms, ducted airconditioning on level one with the top floor enjoying natural breezes, a mix of timber floorboards, ceramic tiles and carpet, and a carport with storage and rainwater tank.Ms Mienert said they had loved living at the property but had bought another “reno delight” close by.“I must be mad,” she said.She said she would be sad to leave the property, saying it was a “wonderful area to raise a family”.The house is being marketed by Jason Adcock of Adcock Prestige. The kitchen now … wow!Wide sliding doors lead from the living area out to a pool, a terrace, and there is another deck with built-in gas barbecue off the kitchen.On the ground level, there is space for three vehicles, a guest bedroom, a second living area, a laundry and bathroom. Look at it now! 31 Brook St in South Brisbane has had a new lease on lifeTHIS cottage, built in the early 1900s, has been fully renovated but if you look closely you can still see some of the old world charm.The six bedroom house at 31 Brook St in South Brisbane is owned by Leah Mienert and her family, and was restored over a year, with a modern extension giving it a new lease on life.“I bought it back in 2011 but it was in a demolition control precinct so we had to maintain the cottage,” she said. “It had been used as a rental and already been extended so it was a bit of rabbit warren.“We stripped it right back and renovated it and I am so glad we did because it really gives it some uniqueness and blends in with the local area.”last_img read more

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Syracuse looks to avoid slow start against Clemson

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 18, 2014 at 12:12 am Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidman Louis Cross called it a wake-up call.Juuso Pasanen’s 18th-minute goal against Cornell turned around a lackluster first 17 minutes against the Big Red, after Syracuse came out flat following a high-intensity game with Notre Dame.When SU travels to Clemson, South Carolina, to take on the Tigers on Saturday at 5 p.m., the No. 23 Orange (5-1, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) can’t afford another slow start. The Orange faces a Clemson (3-3, 1-0 ACC) team with a much more balanced attack than the Big Red — one that will be more equipped than Cornell to pounce on early SU miscues.“We were a bit down after (the Notre Dame) game,” Cross said. “But we knew we had to draw a line straight away.”As Cornell pestered the Syracuse back line in the early stages of Tuesday night’s game, the Orange at times scrambled to find its marks and was left to foul the Big Red attackers to prevent goal-scoring chances.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNormally, goalkeeper Alex Bono, Jordan Murrell, Tyler Hilliard and whoever is in the middle have near-flawless execution in playing the ball out of defense on the ground. But on Tuesday, the majority of clearances were in the air and a handful even went out of bounds on the fly.After a stretch in which Cross, Murrell, Bono and McIntyre all vocally urged Syracuse to get in the game, captain Nick Perea motioned with his hands for the team to “calm down.”“It was a very slow start,” Pasanen said. “I think we need to work on that because we can’t have a slow start like that against ACC teams.”Conor Goepel is Cornell’s only goal-scorer this year, as the team has only put two balls in the back of the net now through five games. When Syracuse takes on Clemson, though, it will face a team that has had seven different players score the team’s eight goals on the season.In the first 20 minutes of last year’s meeting, one which SU won 1-0, the Tigers had four shots and two corner kicks, applying early pressure on the Orange defense of Oyvind Alseth, Murrell, Thomas and Chris Makowski.In that game, Clemson outshot Syracuse 12-6 and had a 6-to-1 advantage in corner kicks taken. Similar to Tuesday, the Orange found a way to eke out a victory despite not always being on the front foot, something McIntyre said is a testament to his team’s ability to rebound from stagnant stretches during a game.“We talked about perhaps not being at our best,” McIntyre said. “Good teams have that consistency and we found a way.”Cross said he thinks the Orange can get a “surprise” result at Clemson, but the bigger surprise might be if the Tigers are able to score early on a team that’s surrendered only one goal all season.In order to keep Clemson off the score sheet for a second straight year, Pasanen said the Orange will have to change how it comes out of the gate, and change it quick.“We’ve got to get better tomorrow (in practice),” Pasanen said after Tuesday’s game. “We’ve got Clemson coming up next away and we’ve just got to be 110 percent ready for that game.” Commentslast_img read more

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