Paddington worker’s cottage undergoes stunning transformation after multi-million dollar makeover

first_imgThe home at 87 Tooth Ave, Paddington, after it underwent a major renovation.Despite this, he saw the potential to create something special and snapped up the home on 503sq m in October, 2015 for $695,000. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours agoThe house was lifted and shifted to create a new main entrance and make room for a double carport.The excavation process involved taking out more than 50 truckloads of soil from the backyard to get the level right. The home at 87 Tooth Ave, Paddington, before it underwent a major renovation. The home at 87 Tooth Ave, Paddington, before it underwent a major renovation. The home at 87 Tooth Ave, Paddington, after it underwent a major renovation.“We liked the square block, allowing 20 metres of frontage rather than the traditional 10 metres, which gave us ability to play around with the design,” Mr Oosthuizen said.He and his wife then moved back in to the home in January and have spent the past three months camping on-site while they finished the internal renovations before putting on the market.“It really is the glamorous life of a renovator to camp on-site and live on a mattress, but that’s what it takes,” he said.“It is a very stressful process. You’ve got to be resilient.“I don’t know how people do it if they work full time.” The home at 87 Tooth Ave, Paddington, after it underwent a major renovation.The amazing renovation job cost over $1 million for the construction phase alone, but for architect and builder Arno Oosthuizen, it’s been a labour of love.When Mr Oosthuizen first viewed the dilapidated property at 87 Tooth Avenue, he knew he had a major project on his hands.“You could feel the house swaying as you were moving inside it, so it was fairly unstable to be honest,” he said. The home at 87 Tooth Ave, Paddington, before it underwent a major renovation. The home at 87 Tooth Ave, Paddington, before it underwent a major renovation.IT might look flawless now, but before its stunning transformation this pre-war Queenslander was barely standing. Check out the before and after photos of this property in exclusive Paddington, which has been transformed from an old, turn-of-the-century worker’s cottage to the ultimate modern family home. The home at 87 Tooth Ave, Paddington, before it underwent a major renovation. The home at 87 Tooth Ave, Paddington, after it underwent a major renovation.The home has been transformed into a five bedroom, three bathroom, two car space property, with pool, media room, wine cellar and expansive terrace.Alex Rutherford of Place Estate Agents said the property fitted a marketplace that had not been catered for in recent years.“The reality is this house has been architecturally designed so the living areas are taking and framing the views,” she said.“It is different and it’s very modern. It’s something that I haven’t seen for quite some time.”The property is scheduled for auction on-site on May 13 at 9am through Place Estate Agents New Farm. Tips for prospective renovators from Westpac: · Ask yourself why Are you renovating to create more space for your family, to update the appearance or functionality of your home, or to add value? The reason you are renovating will influence your choices throughout the renovation process. · Do your research If you are renovating to add value to your property, research the area thoroughly to avoid overcapitalising on your renovations and to understand what buyers in the area are looking for.· Set a budgetBegin sourcing quotes to get a realistic idea of how much the work will cost and what you can achieve within your budget.last_img read more

Roy’s 153 leads England to victory over Bangladesh

first_imgCARDIFF, Wales (Reuters) – England posted their highest World Cup total to overcome their Bangladesh hoodoo in style as they got back to winning ways with a crushing 106-run victory in Cardiff yesterday.England had lost their last two World Cup matches against Bangladesh, including the defeat that knocked them out of the 2015 tournament, but they had no such trouble in blustery conditions in south Wales.Jason Roy (153), who smashed the second highest World Cup score by an England batsman, and Jonny Bairstow (51) set England on their way, before Jos Buttler (64) took them past 300 and a late flurry from Chris Woakes and Liam Plunkett ensured a record 386 for six. In reply, pace bowler Jofra Archer struck early to remove Soumya Sarkar – the ball clipping the off stump before flying past the wicketkeeper all the way to the boundary without bouncing – before a run-a-ball century from Shakib Al Hasan helped Bangladesh recover.But they were bowled out for 280 as tournament favourites England hit back from their surprise loss to Pakistan in convincing style.“We knew that we would have to improve in order to win a tough game against Bangladesh,” England captain Eoin Morgan said. “And I think with the bat, in particular, we were outstanding. “He (Roy) is very intimidating to play against when he does score runs.”Roy and Bairstow put on the second-century opening partnership of this World Cup before Bairstow fell to a fine catch by Mehidy Hasan to make it 128-1 in the 20th over.Roy was not to be deterred, reaching his ninth ODI hundred off 92 balls, before passing 150 with three successive sixes, only to fall the very next ball chasing another big hit. “Jonny and I have been doing pretty well together over the last few years so we’ve got not too much to worry about,” man-of-the-match Roy said. “We’ll go out there and get the job done.”Buttler, moved up the order as England kept attacking, slammed four sixes in his quick-fire 64, passing 50 from just 33 balls – the joint fastest half-century at this World Cup. Morgan made 35 before being caught and Plunkett and Woakes then blasted 45 off the last 17 balls to help England post the seventh highest total in a World Cup.Buttler did not come out to keep wicket due to injury as Bangladesh got off to a shaky start with the bat, with Sarkar being spectacularly clean-bowled by Archer with just eight runs on the board.Shakib and Mushfiqur Rahim put on 107 for the third wicket before Mushfiqur fell six short of his 50, but Shakib’s eighth ODI century kept Bangladesh in with an outside chance. Nonetheless, what would have been a World Cup record run chase eluded Bangladesh, as the innings lost momentum and England eased home.“That total was too much; credit goes to England for the way they batted,” Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza said.England now have two wins from three games and next take on the West Indies on Friday. Bangladesh have one victory from three and play Sri Lanka on Tuesday.SCOREBOARDENGLAND innings J. Roy c Mashrafe Mortaza b Mehidy Miraz 153J. Bairstow c Mehidy Miraz b Mashrafe Mortaza 51J. Root b Mohammad Saifuddin 21J. Buttler c Soumya Sarkar b Mohammad Saifuddin 64E. Morgan (c) c Soumya Sarkar b Mehidy Miraz 35B. Stokes c Mashrafe Mortaza b Mustafizur Rahman 6C. Woakes not out 18L. Plunkett not out 27Extras: (lb-3, nb-1, w-7) 11Total: (6 wickets, 50 overs) 386Fall of wickets: 1-128, 2-205, 3-235, 4-330, 5-340, 6-341.Bowling: Shakib Al Hasan 10-0-71-0, Mashrafe Mortaza 10-0-68-1, Mohammad Saifuddin 9-0-78-2, Mustafizur Rahman 9-0-75-1, Mehidy Hasan Miraz 10-0-67-2, Mosaddek Hossain 2-0-24-0.BANGLADESH innings (target: 387 runs from 50 overs)Tamim Iqbal c Morgan b Wood 19Soumya Sarkar b Archer 2Shakib Al Hasan b Stokes 121Mushfiqur Rahim c Roy b Plunkett 44Mohammad Mithun c Bairstow b Rashid 0Mahmudullah c Bairstow b Wood 28Mosaddek Hossain c Archer b Stokes 26Mohammad Saifuddin b Stokes 5Mehidy Hasan Miraz c Bairstow b Archer 12Mashrafe Mortaza not out 4Mustafizur Rahman c Bairstow b Archer 0Extras: (lb 9, w 10) 19Total (all out; 48.5 overs) 280Fall of wickets: 1-8, 2-63, 3-169, 4-170, 5-219, 6-254, 7-261, 8-264, 9-280.Bowling: Woakes 8-0-67-0, Archer 8.5-2-29-3, Plunkett 8-0-36-1, Wood 8-0-52-2, Rashid 10-0-64-1, Stokes 6-1-23-3.last_img read more

South America talents reshaping Major League Soccer

first_img0Shares0000Miguel Almiron (R), the 24-year-old Paraguayan international striker, is preparing for a second season with the Atlanta United after a successful debut campaign for the club in 2017 © GETTY/AFP/File / Kevin C. CoxLOS ANGELES, United States, Feb 28 – A new generation of South American players will be on display as Major League Soccer kicks off its 2018 season this weekend, highlighting the growing attractiveness of the competition as a destination for emerging talent.More than a decade after David Beckham’s move to Los Angeles was followed by the arrival of several fading European stars, MLS teams are increasingly looking to South America to strengthen their rosters. More than 60 South American players will be sprinkled across MLS this year, many of whom are still in the early stages of their career, hoping to use the league as a stepping stone to bigger things.Miguel Almiron, the 24-year-old Paraguayan international striker, is preparing for a second season with expansion side Atlanta United after a successful debut campaign for the club in 2017.Almiron, who scored nine goals in 30 games, has attracted interest from several European clubs, with Inter Milan, Arsenal and Newcastle all reportedly monitoring his form in recent months.The Paraguayan has made no secret of his desire to use MLS as a springboard for an eventual move across the Atlantic.“It’s a bridge to Europe,” he told reporters at a recent media day in Los Angeles.Venezuelan forward Josef Martinez of Atlanta United heads the ball during a game against the New York Red Bulls, at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, in March 2017 © GETTY/AFP/File / Mike Zarrilli“The league is being watched so much around the world. My objective ever since I was at Lanus is to go to Europe.”Almiron’s strike partner at Atlanta, the 24-year-old Venezuelan international Josef Martinez, is similarly unambiguous about the long-term objective.“If you perform well here, you have a chance to go to Europe, so you welcome that opportunity,” Martinez said.Both Almiron and Martinez are developing under the tutelage of former Argentina and Barcelona manager Gerardo “Tata” Martino, who steered Atlanta to the playoffs last year in their maiden MLS campaign.– ‘Excellent opportunity’ –Martino was instrumental in securing the services of another rising South American talent, the 18-year-old Ezequiel Barco.Barco, who has made eight appearances for Argentina’s under-20s, joined Atlanta from Independiente in an MLS-record $15 million transfer last month.Barco’s capture represents something of a coup both for Atlanta and MLS. In previous eras, the young Argentine would almost certainly have headed directly to Europe rather than take a career detour in North America.Bob Bradley, the former United States and Swansea coach who will take the helm of expansion side Los Angeles FC in their debut season, said the South American influx indicates MLS is on the right trajectory.LAFC themselves are hoping to have recruited their own South American gem in the shape of 19-year-old Diego Rossi, who has joined from newly crowned Uruguay champions Penarol.“As MLS has grown, I think a lot of these young players realise that it’s an excellent opportunity to come and build a name, in some cases to use it as an opportunity to maybe move onto another league,” Bradley told AFP.“Or it can be simply because this is where they want to be. Anybody who has spent any time in South America knows there is amazing talent there. It’s no secret. For MLS to get these young players to come here, it shows that the league has moved in the right direction.”Federico Higuain, the elder brother of Juventus and Argentina star Gonzalo Higuain, says the arrival of young talents like Barco reflects the maturity of MLS, where Atlanta attracted an average crowd of 48,200 fans per game last season.“Around the world, people are looking at this league growing up very fast,” said Higuain, who has played for Columbus Crew since 2012.“Players want to come here. If anyone asks me about the league, I say ‘Yes, come. You will enjoy it and you will love it,” the 33-year-old added.Higuain also believes MLS provides a relative refuge from the pressure-cooker atmosphere of many domestic leagues in South America.“A good thing about the league is nobody bothers you,” Higuain said. “The pressure is a little bit lower. I’m not saying there is no pressure. But in other countries, the pressure is very crazy.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more