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Architect’s advice on renovation leads to ultra-modern beach abode

first_img39 Dutton Street Coolangatta The couple said they took the advice of an architect to build something that would last and knocked the house down.“In the end it was too big of a deal to renovate and we calculated it would be more affordable to rebuild,” Mr Grace said. Armed with a specific set of plans and with the help of architect Pat Twohill this Coolangatta home was transformed into an ultra-modern beach house. 39 Dutton Street CoolangattaA STONES throw from the beach, is this ultra-modern house that captures ocean views in its three level design.But, according to the owners, it wasn’t part of the plan.This three-bedroom home was six years in the making for homeowners Brian and Penny Grace who always had plans to renovate. “My wife Penny and I originally bought the place to renovate, but after six years of living in the house and really getting to know the place, we realised it was going to be a very big job,” Mr Grace said. 39 Dutton Street Coolangatta“The architect’s drafts were exactly what we wanted and more, and we didn’t do much drafting or changing at all.”The open plan living and dining areas feature an extensive use of glass and stacker doors open the area up to create seamless indoor outdoor living.The Alfresco area has a large balcony and an outdoor kitchen including a sound system and roll-down blinds. 39 Dutton Street CoolangattaThe staircase is complemented with Brushbox timber and leads up to the living area with a study nook. Mr Grace said the kitchen and living room is the most used space in the house.“You can sit there, have dinner and watch the ocean,” he said.“The home is only 400m from the beach so if we aren’t at home we are walking to the beach to fish or swim.” Other highlights of the property are remote entry gates and tinted windows to the Northern side of the home. A garden shed and small vegie garden are included. 39 Dutton St, Coolangatta 3 3 4Price: $1.475 millionFeatures: Outdoor sound system, bath tub and water tankArea: 253sq mAgent: Gavin Keith RBR Property Consultants, CoolangattaInspections: By appointment 39 Dutton Street CoolangattaMr Grace said his only requests for the new house was that it had to be north facing with an open outlook to the ocean and have space for at least four cars in the garage. “I can fit my caravan in the garage as well as all the bikes and our cars, the architect really got the element of space right,” The father-of-three said.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North9 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“There is also a lot of glass throughout the house which captures the ocean perfectly.last_img read more

FIFA U-20 World Cup Fates sealed as last 16 confirmed

first_imgThe FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 group stage came to a tense climax as the last 16 was finally confirmed.Group F was wide open going into the final day, with a single goal in both games able to have completely transformed the shape of the first knockout round.While there was joy for the likes of France, New Zealand, USA, Senegal and Saudi Arabia, it was a solemn goodbye for Honduras, Vietnam and Ecuador.Away from the field of play there were mixed emotions too, as victory for Honduras was enough to catapult Germany into the last 16.Saudi Arabia’s second-half equaliser, from Abdulelah Al-Amri gave the Saudi team with 15 minutes left for play but the United States could’nt find a late winner in a 1-1 drawHowever, this left Argentina heartbroken, seeing them exit at the first stage for the second time in succession.ResultsGroup E: New Zealand 0-2 France | Honduras 2-0 VietnamGroup F: USA 1-1 Saudi Arabia | Senegal 0-0 EcuadorJust like during the first FIFA World Cup™ held in this region, a stunning goal has left the question: Did he mean it? While it was Ronaldinho 15 years ago, this year it was Allan Saint-Maximin’s audacious effort from the left flank. Cross or shot? Speaking to FIFA.com, he is in no doubt. “As I dribbled, I could see the keeper was not on his line. I couldn’t see anyone to cross to, so I said to myself: ‘Let’s try!’ It went well,” he said with a smile.A heart-warming departureAs Vietnam heard the final whistle of their debut U-20 World Cup, they knew they had not got the fairy-tale win they craved to keep their hopes alive, but that mattered not to the throng of supporters in red filling the Jeonju World Cup Stadium with noise. The departing side were cheered like heroes as they did a lap of honour to end their journey at Korea Republic.A tense, tight finaleHaving seen an above average tournament for goals across the first eight days (at 2.75/match), last day nerves seemed to grip the octet of Group E and F.The scarcity of goals in Daejeon can be in part put down to some sublime showings by New Zealand’s Michael Woud and Paul Bernardoni of France. However, the tension in Group F – and some help from the video assistant referee – saw them register the lowest daily tally of any group so far, with two.The words:“We could have won and topped this group to face [one of the third placed teams], but this is what we’ve got. We’ll take it step by step. Our next game is against Mexico and we’re ready to play!”Mouhamed Mbaye, SenegalROUND of 16-fixturesTuesday 30 MayVenezuela-JapanKorea-PortugalWednesday 31 MayUruguay-Saudi ArabiaEngland-Costa RicaZambia-GermanyThursday 1 JuneMexico-SenegalFrance-ItalyUSA-New ZealandCaption..Abdulelah Alamri secured a spot in the round of 16 for Saudi Arabia after his equalising goal against the USA.last_img read more