Post-war cottage transformed in to chic family bungalow

first_imgSangeeta and Rodney Hunter with kids Joshua, 14, and Oscar, 12. Photo: Annette Dew.IT was the big poinciana tree that caught Sangeeta Hunter’s attention when she first saw the post-war cottage that would become her family home. She was sitting in her car across the road from the two-bedroom house at 28 Ormadale Rd, Yeronga imagining her then two-yard old son, Joshua, in the front yard. “I could just see him swinging from the big, beautiful old tree in a tyre swing,” she said. It perhaps was not surprising the sprawling branches of the poinciana made Mrs Hunter envision precious family moments, as the tree was planted by the original owners on the day their eldest daughter was born. The updated home at 28 Ormadale Rd, Yeronga.The couple carried the timber floorboards from the original side of the house through into a new extensions and created a double-side fireplace from the original, ensuring it retained its role as centrepiece of the living areas. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours ago“(Mrs Bourne) had three little girls and she used to dry their nappies next to that fireplace,” Mrs Hunter said. Initially, the house was an L-shape with two bedrooms, a sunroom, a kitchen and a living area. The Hunters began the transformation with the installation of an inground pool. The new kitchen and living spaces incorporate the original fireplace.Next came an extension to one side of the house in 2015, which included a living room overlooking the front yard and an open-plan dining and kitchen area flowing out the poolside entertaining area. The kitchen has a butler’s pantry with an underfloor wine cellar, and a door leading to a new powder room and laundry.Mrs Hunter said they “punched through” either side of the original fireplace to connect the original home to the extensions. The original home at 28 Ormadale Rd, Yeronga.The Bournes built the house in 1955, raised their three daughters as the poinciana grew to shade the front yard, and handed the keys to the Rodney and Sangeeta Hunter in 2006, just two weeks before they welcomed their second son, Oscar, into the world. Now, 13 years on, Mrs Hunter said her more treasured memories are of sitting on the front porch with her husband watching her sons play under the shade of that solid tree. And while the poinciana has changed little in that time, the Hunters have transformed the tiny house into a light-filled, four-bedroom family home. The original fireplace at 28 Ormadale Rd, Yeronga.“When I first saw the house, it reminded me of Californian bungalow and I could really see potential in it,” Mrs Hunter said. The Hunters extended and renovated the house across a three-year period, taking their time to ensure they had the budget to do the project justice. “We lived in the house for a while and got a feel for it. And I started collecting a picture book of what I liked for inspiration,” Mrs Hunter said. “We really wanted to make sure the connectivity between the old and new was happening. I think it’s quite seamless.” The front porch looks out over the yard and the big poinciana tree.But despite loving every bit of the home, the Hunters have decided to move on to their next project. Their home is on the market through Sharon Wilson and Kate Wilson of McGrath Annerley Yeronga. “I’m hoping it goes to another family. I know they’ll have good times here,” Mrs Hunter said. “It’s a great entertainment house and my kids have loved swinging that front gate open and coming home each day after school.” RENO FACT CHECKTime taken: Three yearsTotal spend: $350,000-$400,000Builder: Keith Hunter — Life Space BuildersArchitect: Dean Wiltshire — Wiltshire Stevens Architects The inground swimming pool is just off the new kitchen and deck area.The final stage of the renovation was the reconfiguration of the original part of the house, which now has a master suite where the original kitchen was, a modern family bathroom, two more bedrooms, a sleep out, a study and a formal living area. Mrs Hunter said her favourite part of the home was the front porch with encaustic tiled floor and a view across the front yard.“You can just sit there and watch the world go by,” she said. “I also love the kitchen, it’s a great entertainer’s kitchen, and it’s lovely to nap in the living area on a Sunday afternoon as the sun sets.” last_img read more

Its Never Mission Impossible, Says Solskjaer

first_img“Goals always change games. We’ve got to get the first goal and then anything can happen,” Solskjaer said.“Football is a technical and tactical game but it’s also a mental game. If we get the first one we would start believing more and then they might start doubting themselves.“It’s never mission impossible. It’s just more difficult.“Everyone knows we can do it. In the Champions League in the last few years there have been so many examples of teams that can change results like this.”United have won 13 out their 16 fixtures in all competitions since Solskjaer took charge in December.However, despite domestic victories away at Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea, United’s last away win in the knock-out phase of the Champions League was in April 2011 against Schalke.“When nobody believes in you there is always that bit of character in yourself that you want to show,” Solskjaer added.“Making history is not the motivation. The motivation is going through. These players aren’t used to losing.”Solskjaer’s side also go into the second leg in Paris with the suspended Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez among 10 first-team absentees.Sanchez will be missing for four to six weeks after going off injured in the 3-2 win over Southampton on Saturday.Defender Phil Jones is out with illness, while Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, Ander Herrera, Nemanja Matic and Matteo Darmian are all injured and not among the 20-man squad that travelled to France.Teenagers Tahith Chong, James Garner, Angel Gomes, Mason Greenwood and Brandon Williams have been included.Meanwhile, Edinson Cavani faces a late fitness test ahead match for Paris St Germain’ according to coach Thomas Tuchel.The Uruguay striker, who picked up a thigh injury last month and missed his club’s 2-0 win in the first leg at Old Trafford, has taken part in the last two training sessions.“He took part in the last two training sessions in full, but we are going to wait until tomorrow,” Tuchel told a news conference yesterday.“We have decided to wait and make a decision on his participation in the game tomorrow.”MATCH FACTSNo club has ever progressed to the next round of the Champions League after losing the first leg of a knockout match at home by two or more goals (34 previous cases).Paris St-Germain have lost just one of their last 16 Champions League games at home (W10 D5), but that defeat came in the last 16 last season against Real Madrid (1-2).None of the last six English sides to face Paris St-Germain at the Parc des Princes have won. In fact, the only English team to prevail away from home versus PSG were Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea in September 2004 (3-0).Four of the last five two-legged encounters between teams from England and France in the Champions League knockout phase have seen the French side progress.PSG have scored 35 goals in their last 10 Champions League home games but haven’t kept a clean sheet in each of the last five.Manchester United have won only one of their last 10 Champions League knockout games (D3 L6), with this coming against Olympiakos in March 2014 (3-0 at Old Trafford). Their last away win in the knockout stages came eight years ago against Schalke (2-0), in April 2011.Manchester United have lost their last two Champions League matches (1-2 away in Valencia in the final group stage match, 0-2 defeat to PSG in the first leg of this tie). They haven’t lost three games in succession in the competition since March 2005.The heaviest margin of defeat that Manchester United have suffered over a two-legged European tie is by three goals; in the 1957/58 European Cup semi-final versus AC Milan (2-5 on aggregate) and in the 1991/92 Cup Winners’ Cup Round of 16 against Atletico Madrid (1-4 on aggregate).Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Manchester United’s last-16 second-leg Champions League tie at Paris St-Germain tonight is not “mission impossible”, says interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.The match is coming against the backdrop of Ajax’s spectacular comeback against cup holders, Real Madrid last night at Santiago Bernabue where they won 4-1 after 1-2 loss in Amsterdam three weeks ago.United lost the home leg 2-0 and will need to make history to progress and club has ever advanced in the knockout phase after losing at home by two or more goals in the first leg. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer excited by return to Old Traffordlast_img read more

DONEGAL LIGHTHOUSE TO BE INSPECTED AFTER RECENT STORMS

first_imgA lighthouse on Inishtrahull Island off the coast of Donegal is to be examined by personnel using a Government helicopter following the recent storms.Inishtrahull Lighthouse off Malin Head.It is believed the lighthouse may be one of six which sustained damage during the strong winds and high seas.Inshitrahull sits 10 kms off Malin Head and is uninhabited since 1929 but enjoys an abundance of wildlife and is a protected area. The lighthouse has not been manned since 1987. DONEGAL LIGHTHOUSE TO BE INSPECTED AFTER RECENT STORMS was last modified: January 9th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:damagedonegalInishowenInishtrahull Islandstormlast_img read more