Modern renovation transforms Gold Coast home

first_imgThe kitchen was dated. 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 agoThe garden was overgrown.The once tired and dated house at 13 Salerno St, Isle of Capri, is now a modern home.“I’d say it took about eight months,” Mrs Lavender said.“In saying that, I was living in the property, which made it go slower.”She retained some of the original materials and made them standout features of the home, including slate that is now part of the fireplace and outdoor privacy wall.“I tried to utilise the elements that were already in the home,” Mrs Lavender said.“I love that retro, mid-century feel of stone and wooden floors. The backyard with entertainment deck and pool is much more inviting. What the front of 13 Salerno St looks like now. The home at 13 Salerno St before the renovation.center_img The kitchen is much more versatile after the renovation. Mrs Lavender said the bedroom was her “sanctuary”.“I knocked walls out in the kitchen and what was the carport is now part of the house.“I added onto the back of the house a bedroom, ensuite and walk-in wardrobe.”She also relandscaped the entire yard, replacing most of the grass and overgrown trees with low maintenance plants.Her favourite part of the home is her “sanctuary” bedroom, which overlooks the pool and a water feature.“The thing I’m most excited about is I had a vision and it turned out better than I thought,” Mrs Lavender said.The property will go under the hammer on Sunday, May 20, at 11am. It’s amazing how big a difference a renovation makes.THIS 1970s Surfers Paradise home was in desperate need of some tender love and care when Anthea Lavender bought it.She had grand plans for its transformation from the moment she walked in.Three years later, the interior decorator and artist says it has turned out better than she envisioned.last_img read more

How they got here: Baylor and Wisconsin

first_imgBaylorComing off of its 2013 NIT Title, Baylor opened its regular season winning 12 of its first 13 games, including victories over Sweet 16 teams Kentucky and Dayton. The Bears jumped to as high as seventh in the national rankings in early January.Then Baylor hit an offensive slump that would result in losses in eight of nine games, shooting no better than 40 percent in all but three of those losses.“I think we just got beat by better teams that were healthier and playing better than we were,” Baylor coach Scott Drew said in a press conference in Anaheim, Calif. Wednesday.In February, the Bears lost their starting point guard, Kenny Cherry, who was suffering from turf toe and didn’t see significant minutes for three games.But since Cherry has been back in the starting lineup, Baylor has gone 11-2.“When we got Kenny back, I think everybody recommitted themselves to the defensive end,” Drew said.The Bears rode their hot-streak into the Big 12 Championship game where they would lose to Iowa State 74-65.After receiving a No. 6 seed from the NCAA selection committee, Baylor blazed through the second and third rounds in San Antonio, Texas, beating No. 11 seed Nebraska by 14 and No. 3 seed Creighton by 30.Since starting the postseason in its conference tournament, Baylor has trailed for a total of just seven minutes and 24 seconds out of 240 minutes in its six games.The Bears are now in their third Sweet 16 in the last five years, advancing to the Elite Eight twice during that time.WisconsinWisconsin started its season with a grueling nonconference schedule and came out of it unscathed. Eventually the Badgers would reach a program best start 16-0 and reached No. 3 in the national rankings. During that stretch, Wisconsin picked up wins over six teams that reached the NCAA Tournament.Struggles, first defensively and then offensively, would lead to a stretch where the Badgers would lose five of six games, including three home losses. But Wisconsin bounced back with an eight-game winning streak to close out the regular season before losing in the season finale to Nebraska.The Badgers have found success several ways this season. They have won games where they have scored in the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and 100s and have averaged 8.9 more points per game (73.9) than last season.Wisconsin’s regular season campaign ended in a second place finish in the Big Ten —the 13th season in a row that Wisconsin has finished in the top four in the conference— and eventually received a No. 2 seed from the NCAA Selection Committee.After beating American and Oregon in the second and third rounds in Milwaukee, Wisconsin advanced to its seventh Sweet 16, its third in four years, where it will matchup up with Baylor for the first time in program history.last_img read more

Huelgas willing to represent PH ‘in a heartbeat’ in 2019 SEA Games

first_imgPencak Silat: PH finishes 6th in men’s doubles OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “It will be an honor to represent the country on your home soil, but I take it race by race. As they say, you get more injury prone when you get older,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) MOST READ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Filipino triathlete Nikko Huelgas shows off his second straight SEA Games gold medal. Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netThere’s no way Nikko Huelgas, who has risen as the face of Philippine triathlon, is going to pass up on a chance to represent the country in the next edition of the Southeast Asian Games two years from now.Especially when the next staging of regional sports spectacle will be in the country.ADVERTISEMENT National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img “Definitely, I want to compete again. I’d do it in a heartbeat,” Huelgas told during his hero’s welcome dinner at Discovery Suites Hotel Wednesday night.Huelgas successfully defended his men’s triathlon crown in the SEA Games on Sunday after the Philippines finished 1-2 in the event with John Chicano claiming silver.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Huelgas’ eyes lit up when asked about the possibility of going for a third consecutive SEA Games gold medal in front of his countrymen, but he also doesn’t want to look to far ahead.The 26-year-old Huelgas is set to go back to training sooner than later and though his best years are still ahead of him, he is wary of the wear and tear that every athlete who undergoes rigorous training is susceptible to. Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees LATEST STORIES What’s in store for your animal sign this year Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datulast_img read more