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

‘The Last Dance’: Twitter joins Michael Jordan in roasting Jerry Krause

first_imgIt likely has served as many people’s introduction to former Bulls general manager Jerry Krause, both the architect of Chicago’s dynasty and the cause of its destruction. “The Last Dance” pulls no punches with the two-time NBA Executive of the Year, who died in 2017, six months after being inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.He’s presented — not entirely unfairly — as someone whose inexplicable destruction of one of the sport’s great dynasties is credited at least in part to his need for validation and credit in building it. Jackson is even quoted as saying Krause told him he could win 82 games and still be gone after the season. MORE: Best Michael Jordan moments, quotes and more from ‘The Last Dance’Needless to say, Krause’s relationship with players was tenuous at best and outright hostile at worst, as evidenced by a verbal confrontation he had with Pippen on the team bus. The first two episodes show Jordan in particular making fun of Krause to his face:Michael Jordan clowning former Bulls GM Jerry Krause throughout #TheLastDance.”Jerry, you want to do some layups with us? They gotta lower the rim.”— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) April 20, 2020“Are those short pills or diet pills??”Jerry Krause definitely cried himself to sleep that night… 😂😂 #MichaelJordan #Bulls— A2D Radio (@a2dradio_com) April 20, 2020In that vein, the first two episodes did little to validate Krause or his intentions. And so Twitter joined Jordan in roasting the man Chicago not-so-lovingly called “Crumbs:”We’ve always known that Jerry Krause was the villain in the Bulls story and his philosophy on that particular team was highly questionable. But while we magnify his shortcomings and make jokes, let’s not forget that man is deceased and isn’t here to defend himself.— Julius Peppers (@juliuspeppers_) April 20, 2020Biggest Ls of #TheLastDance Night 1:1. Jerry Krause2. Scottie Pippen’s agent3. Rick Carlisle4. Every player on the 1984 Bulls protecting that secret5. French audio producer guy who tried to sneak an autograph from MJ in the tunnel6. Jerry Krause— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) April 20, 2020*Someone refers to Jerry Krause*Michael Jordan:— Stephen A. Smith Burner (@SASBurnerAcct) April 20, 2020jerry krause after every bulls championship— alex (@steven_lebron) April 20, 2020Yo. Was Mr. Swackhammer — owner of Moron Mountain — based off of Jerry Krause? #TheLastDance— Dennis Chambers (@DennisChambers_) April 20, 2020Thank you, Jerry Krause. – Lakers fans— ThrowbackHoops (@ThrowbackHoops) April 20, 2020“Idc if you win 82 games. This is your last year w the Bulls” – Jerry Krause— 🏁TheHatersBallShow🇹🇹 (@_WordSmiff_) April 20, 2020Jerry Krause is about to quickly reach the Carole Baskin level of internet shenanigans. 😭— Chiney Ogwumike (@Chiney321) April 20, 2020Everything said about Jerry Krause on #TheLastDance was 💯accurate.Dude gave me my shot in the NBA but screwed me every chance he got. I remained professional until he lied about me to Coach Smith & I never forgave him for that because he never apologized to me.— Scott Williams NBA (@scottwill42) April 20, 2020Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, Steve Kerr, Ron Harper, Toni Kukoč, & Phil Jackson on the same roster and winning five chips in seven years*No one:Absolutely no one:Literally no one ever:Jerry Krause: Welp, time to rebuild.🤷🏻‍♂️ 🤔 🤯 #TheLastDance 💃🏼— Erik T Jones (@Joan_Zee) April 20, 2020Jerry Krause is the Donald Trump of the NBA: jealous of superior men, and who, because of his narcissism, ego and bitterness, would rather destroy an institution rather than see it thrive despite his ugly behavior. #TheLastDance— Michael Eric Dyson (@MichaelEDyson) April 20, 2020MJ: “When you see the footage, you’re gonna think I’m a horrible guy”Jerry Krause: hold my beer #TheLastDance— Michael Rust (@MikeRust18) April 20, 2020Jerry Krause is the epitome of the uncle you try to avoid at thanksgiving— Joey (@JoeyMulinaro) April 20, 2020I’d watch a 10 part documentary of nothing but MJ teasing Jerry Krause about his height— Seth Davis (@SethDavisHoops) April 20, 2020Jerry Krause=Dave Gettleman 🤷🏾‍♂️🤣🤣— Thomas Davis (@ThomasDavisSDTM) April 20, 2020 The Sunday premiere of “The Last Dance” has already proven to be both a cultural phenomenon and an illuminating experience for those too young to have firsthand experience of Michael Jordan’s dominance or the Bulls’ ’90s dynasty.The ESPN 30 for 30 documentary delves into the Bull’s final season of that dynasty, with Jordan, Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman winning the team’s sixth and last championship under coach Phil Jackson. It provides never-before-seen footage of that team and commentary from those who were associated with it, already doing a fantastic job of contextualizing just how great those teams were.last_img read more