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

Rodgers stands by his man

first_imgLiverpool manager Brendan Rodgers refused to blame defender Kolo Toure after his horrendous error allowed West Brom to equalise in their 1-1 draw at The Hawthorns. Daniel Sturridge put the Reds ahead in the 24th minute but they could not add to their lead and former Everton striker Victor Anichebe capitalised on Toure’s mistake midway through the second half. “Kolo is devastated. I said to him sometimes it is the price you pay when you try to play football,” said Rodgers, whose side failed to re-establish their four-point lead in fourth place over Everton “He shouldn’t have received the ball in the first place (from goalkeeper) Simon Mignolet, it wasn’t the time to receive it, but that is a part of our learning. “I’ve said to the team we are in the position we are because over the last 18 months we have shown the courage and bravery to play football and part of that is to build the game from behind. “For the first time this season we got punished for that. He is an experienced guy and he knows it was a mistake and he is devastated. “There is no blame. He has misplaced a pass and unfortunately for us it has cost us two points.” The Hawthorns was the venue for Rodgers’ first match in charge last season and on that day Liverpool left 3-0 losers but expectations have risen significantly since then and a draw for his Champions League-chasing side represents two points dropped. Rodgers, however, refused to see it that way, adding: “Of course whenever you have good control of the game at 1-0 there weren’t many chances – but we dominated possession and looked dangerous with the ball and it was just one of those unfortunate things where we made a mistake and got punished. “Hopefully in the future we’ll see it as a point gained but I think it tells you everything about our expectancy. “We came here (and lost) and lost at home last year but we’ve got four points out of six and for us to be disappointed with a point away from home shows the growth of the team. “The pitch is very poor for modern football and the money spent on stadia and pitches. “I’ve been here a number of times before and it is always an outstanding pitch.” West Brom boss Pepe Mel was pleased with the way his side responded in the second half, when they managed to put his game plan into effect much better than they had in the opening 45 minutes. “We forget the way in the first half,” said the Spaniard. “Saido Berahino and Matej Vydra were to press the centre-backs but (Steven) Gerrard being free was a problem for us. “In the second half we had a high press with (Youssouf) Mulumbu and (Claudio) Yacob behind doing good work. “The goal came from a high press and a bad pass. This is the way, a high press together, but it is not possible when only one player does it.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Rashid Khan a ‘valuable asset’ to the Guyana Amazon Warriors unit

first_imgGUYANA Amazon Warriors Operations Manager, Omar Khan, believes that Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan will be an immediate ‘valuable asset’ to the Warriors unit for the fifth edition of the Hero Caribbean Premier League T20 tournament.Khan is among seven newcomers in the Warriors squad, and according to the Operations Manager, the 18-year-old has established a tremendous reputation since coming on the scene.“We don’t want to put him under pressure. He has established a tremendous reputation since coming on the scene, and this will be his first time coming to the CPL; first time he will be a part of our team, so we want to welcome him,” Khan stated.He added, “I am sure having seen his bowling skills, and the way he has been performing all over the world, he will be an almost valuable asset to our team.”Khan, who created history by becoming the first cricketer from Afghanistan to play in the 2017 edition of the Indian Premier League, could be a great wicket-taking option for the Warriors as they aim for a maiden Hero CPL title.He has so far snared 42 wickets from 27 T20 Internationals and gives away only 5.91 runs per over.Roger HarperMeanwhile, head coach Roger Harper said the Warriors unit is hugely disappointed to lose the talent of Chris Lynn.Lynn has been replaced by Pakistan international Babar Azam.“We are hugely disappointed to lose the talent of Chris Lynn to shoulder injury, he was the leading scorer last year and we were happy to have him back. However, we are extremely delighted in getting a world-class replacement in Babar Azam. He is one of the most exciting batsmen in the world and we are sure that he will be a huge success for us at Hero CPL 2017,” Harper said in an article posted by CPL.Babar Azam is considered one of the most exciting young white ball batsmen in the world with an average of over 50 in both ODIs and T20I matches and recently displayed his immense talent in Guyana with a fine 125 not out in the second ODI match of the West Indies-Pakistan ODI Series.Babar was a vital part of the Pakistan team that won the ICC Champions Trophy in England in June 2017, scoring 46 in the win in the final over India. The Guyana Amazon Warriors will be hoping that Babar can help them to their maiden Hero CPL title just as he helped Pakistan to their triumph at the Champions Trophy.The Warriors began their preparation on Wednesday with the pre-tournament encampment.last_img read more