A library with a fireplace and a retro vibe were the initial attractions to this home

first_img227 Dewar St, CorindaMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours ago“I think I fell in love with the library with the brick fireplace. Once we started renovating, we realised it was easier just to practically demolish the whole back of it, we were just going to keep this, keep that, keep the roof, but we ended up virtually keeping none of it except for the library and a front feature brick wall, which I went to great pains to retain.’’Ms Barnhill said she went to great trouble to have the front gate, front door and the door to a wine room made in steel, glass and brass and those accents picked up the home’s glazed brick.“And the library is just a beautiful, warm, lovely room, it has still got that sixties feel,’’ she said.The home is on a large 1867sq m block. The renovation is in a California Modernist style. 227 Dewar St, CorindaIt was the library that Lee-Anne Barnhill fell in love with when she bought her home at 227 Dewar Tce, Corinda, 10 years ago.Her plans then were to renovate the property and turn it into a large family home, but it was something they put off and have just recently done.The result is an almost complete rebuild of the home and a decision that, as their children have now grown up, they would sell it instead. 227 Dewar St, CorindaThe floor plan is split level and is built around central living areas. A number of the rooms open to the outdoor spaces.The outdoor area has a fireplace, barbecue area and a wine fridge.This area has river views and a terraced garden area and swimming pool. There is also a boat pontoon. 227 Dewar St, Corinda“The kids grew up and a family home as such wasn’t required at all,’’ Ms Barnhill said. “It really presents as a brand new home.“Honestly, I bought the house because I fell in love with the sixties retro, funky look. It was dark brown, glazed brick which everyone poo-pooed in those days, but now of course everyone wants it because it is so fashionable. “I loved the joinery and just the feel of it and the library. 227 Dewar St, CorindaThe kitchen has Bianco Venato benchtops with three ovens, two dishwashers, and a separate butlers scullery with foldback windows.There is pure wool carpet in the main bedroom and a walk-in robe. The ensuite has Elba Stone marble, a freestanding bathtub and double shower.There are six bedrooms and four bathrooms throughout the house.Ms Barnhill said the house was close to public transport and within walking distance to some of the best known private schools in the area, and would suit a large family. DETAILS 227 Dewar Tce, CorindaAgent: Sarah Hackett Place BulimbaAuction: Saturday August 26, 1pmlast_img read more

Two Palm Beach County deputies test positive for the coronavirus

first_imgA spokesperson for the Palm Beach Sheriffs Office is reporting that two of it’s deputies have tested positive for the coronavirus.The development was relayed to the media Tuesday afternoon though it is unclear when the deputies became ill or how they contracted the virus.Anyone who had contact with the two deputies including medical staff and fellow employees, have been tested and have been asked to self-quarantine.A third deputy has also been hospitalized and is now awaiting the results.Those who have come into contact with them have been asked to self-quarantine but have not been tested.This is a developing story.last_img

$85.4M award to replace washed-away bridges

first_imgRegion 8 floodingThe Communities Ministry has awarded four contracts totalling over $85.4 million for the construction of new heavy-duty greenheart bridges in Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni). The new bridges will replace the ones that were washed away during the heavy flooding in the region during May-June 2016.Flashback: This resident removing his belongings from his flooded houseJ&R General Construction Service received two contracts for the construction of bridges at Yawong and Maiparu, while Handel Garnett Construction Firm and Salim Yusuf Contracting Services would construct bridges at Kawa and Tusenen respectively.During the May-June rainy season, unprecedented heavy rainfall caused major flooding in the region. The communities most-affected included Kaibarupai, Sand Hill, Chenapau and Waipa. The water rose as high as 15 feet in some places, and approximately 10 houses were washed away and more than 20 destroyed by water. The flooding also inundated hundreds of acres of farmlands, resulting in residents batting to get back on their feet eve today.Kaibarupai was reportedly one of the hardest hit areas since the flash-flooding caused landslides which lead to the overtopping of the Ireng River, destroying everything in its path.The Civil Defence Commission assisted the communities but was heavily criticised for their slothful response as Guyana’s Disaster Management Unit.last_img read more

Arenal Report

first_imgNo related posts. In just two days, on Sun., Dec. 9, Ladies of the Lake is holding its 3rd Annual Art Show/Christmas Bazaar Fundraiser. Please help us help others. Donations of the following items are needed: new or used clothing, shoes, books and magazines, CDs and DVDs, household items, knick knacks, kitchen utensils, furniture, bedding, appliances/electronics ( if not in working order, please let us know ), in other words, anything saleable.Drop off locations for donations: for the Tilarán/Tronadora area, Rene Aoki of Re/Max Rico Realty is accepting donations at their office on Tronadora Road 200 meters from the turn-off of the Lake Road (follow the signs). For the Nuevo Arenal area, Marisol at the Iguana Tropical Bar and Grill (formerly Rumours) will take your donations. The Iguana is located next to Banco de Costa Rica across from the service station.If you have items to donate that you would like picked up from your home, call Ruth Fountaine at 8371-3015 or e-mail [email protected] Spaces are available for artists/artisans, specialty take-away foods, services, local activities, or hold your own garage sale. Space rental is $10 per table. Proceeds go to support local community outreach.The Bazaar will be located indoors at the huge salon area of Plaza del Café on the Lake Road opposite the turnoff to Sabalito/Tierras Morenas starting at 11 a.m. Thanks to Ruth Fountaine for her assistance with this report.–William & Jean [email protected] Facebook Commentslast_img read more