Month: September 2020

Classic charmer for sale

first_img28 Marron Cres, MundingburraMore from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020The master bedroom and his and her robes with an ensuite bathroom featuring marble toiles.The timber deck spans the entire length of the house while downstairs there is room for a storage, a built-in bar, climate-controlled lockup cellar and multipurpose area.Outside there is an in-ground swimming pool and onsite bore with irrigation.A fold-down loft ladder leads to an attach which contains a backup generator and security system. 28 Marron Cres, Mundingburra“There is a limited amount of properties that back on to Anderson park and it’s pretty special that kids can just walk through the back gate and their in that huge park.“It’s got that California bungalow style and it’s upheld it’s traditional roots with casement windows, the massive deck and all the bedrooms have really large proportions.” 28 Marron Cres, MundingburraA 1900s character-filled house positioned on a huge block fronting Anderson Park will be sold under the hammer.28 Marron Cres, Mundingburra has four bedrooms, three bathrooms and four car spaces and is on a 1963 sqm block.The charming house is filled with historic features and has been nicknamed “Isla Verde” by it’s owners which is Spanish for “The Green Island”. 28 Marron Cres, Mundingburra“It’s great for entertaining but also great for simply relaxing and reading a book by the pool in the shad underneath the big trees, “ Mrs Rhen said.“It was our forever home but now our circumstances have changed so it’s time to pass the baton to someone else who will hopefully love it as much as we have.“It’s a home with a big heart and it just has that sense of belonging.”Keyes & Co Property Townsville owner Damien Keyes said the house had attracted plenty of interest with more than 30 groups of people turning up to the first open home.“It has definitely captivated the market,” he said. 28 Marron Cres, MundingburraMrs Rhen said the property provided a great lifestyle.Her and her husband would walk through the back gate to take their two border collies for a walk and come back for margaritas by the pool or enjoy happy hour on the deck.They used the huge backyard to throw parties with as many as 80 people seated along long tables under the property’s majestic raintrees. 28 Marron Cres, MundingburraOwner Mari Rhen has lived in the house for the past 14 years with her husband and said the property instantly stole their hearts.“We fell in love with it when we first saw it and as soon as we walked in we said ‘this is it’,” she said.“We were not at all planning to purchase our forever home at the time but when we walked in and then saw the backyard it was just like we’d entered paradise.”The house has four kingsize bedrooms while three have direct access to the deck through french doors. 28 Marron Cres, MundingburraCouncil records show that it was relocated from North Ward in the 1970s and then extensively renovated in the 1990s while it’s been impeccably maintained and further renovated by the current owners.It’s position next to the botanic gardens and the use of bore water provide lush, green surroundings including giant raintrees which shade the yard. Despite multiple renovations the house is filled with character features which nod towards the property’s history.last_img read more

Amazing reno: No expense spared in incredible home transformation

first_imgBEFORE: Inside the original house at 12 Wordsworth St, Bulimba. BEFORE: Nicole and Michael Sipinkoski when they first bought the house at 12 Wordsworth St, Bulimba. AFTER: The kitchen in the house at 12 Wordsworth St, Bulimba, after the renovation.As if renovating a home isn’t hard enough, the couple also decided to get married and have a baby in the midst of the chaos.Their daughter, Isla, is now eight months old.“I remember saying to the tradies that there was a good chance they’d be driving me to the hospital if they hung around much longer,” Mrs Sipinkoski said.The pair rented down the road before moving in when the project was around 90 per cent finished and Isla was a newborn.“Outside was still a construction site, but (Isla) now sleeps through anything!” Mr Sipinkoski said. AFTER: The view from one of the outdoor terraces after the renovation.Mr Sipinkoski’s father came out of retirement as a builder to help with the project.“That’s why it’s finished so perfectly,” Mrs Sipinkoski said.“All the tradies we used have all been artists.”Almost every feature of the house has been replaced with care — including all the original weatherboards.“The more we stripped, the more we found wrong, so we decided at a point in time just to redo everything,” Mr Sipinkoski said. BEFORE: The back of the house at 12 Wordsworth St, Bulimba, before it was renovated. AFTER: The indoor/outdoor living and dining area of the house after the renovation.The end result is a meticulously designed, planned and executed family home with five bedrooms and four bathrooms over two levels.No expense has been spared on fixtures and finishes, including imported French oak parquetry flooring, a raked feature ceiling, 26 sqm of Calacutta stone benchtops, 2 Pac coated joinery and designer pendant lights.Fully-concealable sliding doors lead out to the back deck from the main living area, which overlooks the landscaped backyard, in-ground swimming pool and lawn space. Designed for entertaining, the outdoor kitchen is equipped with a built-in six-burner stainless steel barbecue. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agoBEFORE: The view from the original sun room in the house at 12 Wordsworth St, Bulimba, before it was renovated. BEFORE: Inside the house at 12 Wordsworth St, Bulimba, before it was renovated. AFTER: The house at 12 Wordsworth St, Bulimba, after the renovation.The couple has completed half a dozen renovations in Victoria and Queensland and have both worked in the property and construction industry for more than 12 years.Mr Sipinkoski is a construction manager for Hutchinson Builders, while his wife is involved in marketing, styling and designing high-end property developments.They took on their first project together just six months into their relationship and haven’t stopped. From concept, design and construction to interiors and timeless finishes, it’s a shared passion. “This is our life,” Mr Sipinkoski said.“Even when we’re on holiday we’re thinking about (renovating),” Mrs Sipinkoski said. BEFORE: The bathroom/laundry in the original house at 12 Wordsworth St, Bulimba. AFTER: One of the bathrooms in the house after the renovation.As with any renovation, they encountered challenges, such as underpinning the original house — much of which was inaccessible by machine so had to be done by hand.The project took longer than expected because the couple were prepared to wait for the right tradespeople to deliver the standard of work they wanted.“We are perfectionists,” Mrs Sipinkoski said.“For us, quality is always something that we prioritise.“We finish each project as if we’re going to live in it.” AFTER: Inside the house at 12 Wordsworth St, Bulimba, after the renovation.The house they have renovated, which was deemed to be one of the worst in the entire suburb at the time, has been completely transformed.Only the second house built in the street in 1906, traditional aspects of the character-listed home have been preserved.“We really wanted to hero the old house,” Mr Sipinkoski said.“That’s why we picked timeless finishes like the herringbone parquetry,” Mrs Sipinkoski said. BEFORE: The front of the house at 12 Wordsworth St, Bulimba, before it was renovated. AFTER: The back of the house at 12 Wordsworth St, Bulimba, after the renovation.The main kitchen features SMEG appliances, an 84-bottle wine rack and a wine fridge. On this level is also a study, storeroom, powder room and a Spanish, nickel-fronted gas fireplace.Downstairs are the home’s five bedrooms, with the master featuring an ensuite, walk-in wardrobe and private courtyard.The Sipinkoskis are now moving to the Gold Coast to start their next project, so it is time to sell.“When you renovate so many times, you get to a point where you say; ‘I’m never doing this again’ — but we are!,” Mrs Sipinkoski said.“It’s probably been the hardest one we’ve ever done, but it’s been a real joy to see it come to fruition.”The property is being offered to the market by Sarah Hackett of Place – Bulimba via a tender process closing March 28.RENO FACT CHECKTime taken: 18 monthsTotal spend: $1.4m Nicole and Michael Sipinkoski at the house they have renovated and are now selling in Bulimba.MICHAEL and Nicole Sipinkoski were sitting at the kitchen table of their Melbourne home having breakfast when they bought their latest passion project ‘sight unseen’ in an entirely different state.Mr Sipinkoski’s father had attended nearly 50 auctions in Brisbane on the couple’s behalf before bidding on a rundown Queenslander in Bulimba.“We’d just finished a similar project in Richmond and were looking to move back to Brisbane, so my Dad was the one going to all these auctions,” Mr Sipinkoski said.“He was sick of it. He said; ‘This is your last weekend!’“We had registered to bid a minute before an auction started for a home in Greenslopes, but at the last minute Dad said ‘No, I think the Bulimba one is better.” AFTER: The front of the house at 12 Wordsworth St, Bulimba, after the renovation.That was in early 2016.The couple celebrated their purchase of 12 Wordsworth Street with a two month trip to Europe.“We came back on July 30 and started work on the house the next day,” Mr Sipinkoski said.“I spent the whole two months sketching on a pad.“I had a design team ready to go and we had plans in for development approval while we were in Europe.” BEFORE: The gutted kitchen in the original house at 12 Wordsworth St, Bulimba.last_img read more

Funky renovated digs

first_imgThe bedrooms are large and have feature ceilings.However, she said she did enjoy spending time on the deck, particularly as the sun was setting.“The sunsets are absolutely incredible, especially on the deck with some wine,” she said.“It’s just beautiful.” The master suite downstairs also has a fireplace.“One is down in our bedroom and one is in the lounge room, sometimes we have both going.”Mrs Holweg had trouble singling out a favourite area of the house, noting, “It is all pretty beautiful.” The kitchen is modern.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoThey gave the exterior of the house a facelift, extended the lounge room, renovated both bathrooms and knocked out a wall between two small bedrooms to create one large one.In went a new kitchen, the pool area was renovated and a large deck added.The house also has two open fireplaces, which adds to the cosy atmosphere of the home in winter. The house at 19 Kenmore Rd, Kenmore, is for sale.It was the ceiling in the toilet that drew Michelle Holweg to this house.Rewind 13 years to when Mrs Holweg and her husband John first inspected the property at 19 Kenmore Rd, and Mrs Holweg found herself looking up.“It had a really high ceiling in the toilet, which was strange,” Mrs Holweg said. “The house had beautiful, wooden slatted ceilings, and I could see the potential in that.” There is an open fireplace on each floor.The ceiling and the “absolutely amazing view” were the main redeeming features, while the rest of the house required some TLC.“We pretty much transformed the whole place,” Mrs Holweg said.Over the first five years they carried out most of the renovation, with other smaller improvements being made in the years since. One of the bathrooms.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51center_img Perfection for Ash Barty to come home to How to earn $50,000 in three years This picture was taken at sunset by Mrs Holweg.The Holwegs raised two daughters in the home, but are now moving on as they had grown up.The property is on a large and fully fenced 918sq m block.The house is close to a number of schools and shopping centres. MORE: Honey, I gave up the prize homelast_img read more

Young professionals and families drawn to new development

first_img More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:21Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:21 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenBuyer’s agent reveals her biggest horror stories02:21 Local buyers are also drawn to the premium trackside location, with many apartments boasting views of the racecourse. Designed to take full advantage of its premier position with extensive glazing and spacious balconies, Tulloch House has been architecturally designed to complement the development’s historical surroundings and respect the existing heritage.Mr Bible said further appeal for Tulloch House buyers was the ability to customise floorplans to suit their individual needs.“Our customers still have a limited opportunity to customise their Tulloch House apartments,” said Mr Bible. “We’ve worked with several families to amalgamate apartments, tailoring the interior floorplan to accommodate their requirements and create a home that’s uniquely their own.“Many customers appreciate having that personal touch in the creation and final design of their new home.” Situated in the heart of the quiet Eagle Farm precinct, Tulloch House is set to attract a range of buyers.Mirvac general manager of residential in Queensland, Warwick Bible, said the close-knit community offered the perfect location for residents who were seeking a sense of neighbourhood connection with easy CBD access.“While many of our initial buyers were traditional downsizers, Ascot Green’s unique blend of community and convenience has also captured the attention of young professionals and families,” he said. “Families enjoy having the green space for their children to play in while young professionals appreciate being in close proximity to the city for work.“Both groups are attracted to the sense of space both inside and out of the apartments – something that certainly sets Ascot Green above its competition.”center_img Tulloch House will be surrounded by iconic heritage-listed buildings and expansive open spaces.As part of Ascot Green’s latest development release, Tulloch House is surrounded by iconic heritage-listed buildings and expansive open space.With 95 per cent of apartments sold in the first building delivered at the prestigious Ascot Green development, Ascot House, the second building has been officially launched to the public.The Ascot Green development is a joint venture with the Brisbane Racing Club and forms part of the $1.2 billion Eagle Farm masterplan. The residential project has a position alongside the iconic Eagle Farm Racecourse, with a childcare centre, future aquatics centre and recently opened Racecourse Village retail precinct continuing to add a wealth of amenity on the doorstop of Ascot Green. last_img read more

ConocoPhillips adds new board member

first_imgHouston-based energy giant and LNG player ConocoPhillips has elected Sharmila Mulligan, founder and chief executive officer of ClearStory Data Inc., to serve as a board member.Mulligan spent her career building innovative software companies, most recently founding ClearStory Data Inc. in 2011. She previously served in senior roles at numerous software companies, including Aster Data, Hewlett-Packard, Netscape and Opsware Inc.“We are pleased to add a new director who brings technology expertise to our board,” said Ryan Lance, chairman and chief executive officer of ConocoPhillips.“Sharmila’s experience in cloud computing, scalable data analytics and a broad range of big data technologies will add exceptional value to our board of directors as we increasingly utilize our global data assets to monitor and optimize our operations. We look forward to her contributions as we continue to execute the company’s value proposition to deliver double-digit returns to our shareholders,” said Lance.Mulligan serves on the board of Lattice Engines and serves as an advisor to numerous other technology companies. She holds bachelors’ degrees in business and economics, as well as computer science, from Northwestern University. She also holds a master’s in management from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.The appointment of Mulligan increases the number of ConocoPhillips directors to 11, of which 10 are independent. Mulligan will serve on the Audit and Finance Committee and Public Policy Committee of the ConocoPhillips board.last_img read more

Statoil Puts Drones to Work on Sheringham Shoal

first_imgStatoil has hired a drone specialist to inspect all turbine blades on the Sheringham Shoal wind farm off Norfolk, UK.The Norwegian energy company partnered with Martek Aviation to inspect all 264 blades across the 88 offshore locations on the Sheringham Shoal.Throughout August 2017, 200 UAS (Unmanned Aircraft System) flights were deployed, taking 8 minutes each to collect the relevant data and allowing Statoil to instantly assess the condition of their assets on site, Martek Aviation said.Due to the advancements in UAS technology, the challenges faced with traditional inspection methods are being transformed into a safer and more streamlined data collection process, the company said.Previously, blade turbine inspections were performed from the ground using a camera for visual inspections or by human rope access. The use of drones has removed the requirement to climb the turbine by flying from the 40-meter vessel, according to Martek Aviation.The 317MW Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm is located between 17 and 23 kilometres off the coast of North Norfolk.The wind farm consists of 88 wind turbines, each with a capacity of 3.6MW, which were put into operation in 2012.last_img read more

PSA Marine orders LNG-fueled tug, eyes second order in 2018

first_imgLNG World News Staff Image courtesy of PSA MarineMarine services provider PSA Marine has ordered a dual-fuel LNG harbour tug and is eyeing a similar ordered for January 2018. The company, a unit of PSA International, that operates over 60 tugs, said in a statement that the two dual-fuel LNG vessels are scheduled for delivery in 2019.Under the LNG bunkering pilot programme, PSA Marine will receive a grant of up to S$2 million for each vessel from the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).The decision to add the two dual-fuel LNG tugs to its fleet is a step towards supporting MPA’s drive towards a sustainable maritime transport system.The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore has recently injected another S$12 million ($8.91m) to boost liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering in the Port of Singapore.Half of this sum has been set aside to co-fund the building of new LNG bunker vessels (LBVs) to facilitate the development of ship-to-ship LNG bunkering in the Port of Singapore.The remaining half will be used to top up MPA’s existing co-funding programme to support the building of LNG-fuelled vessels.last_img read more

Jordan’s NEPCO seeking May LNG cargo

first_imgLNG World News Staff Image courtesy of BAMThe National Electric Power Company of Jordan (NEPCO) on Monday launched a tender seeking the supply of one liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo to be delivered in May.The spot LNG cargo is to be provided on a DES (Delivered Ex Ship) basis to NEPCO’s Al‐Sheikh Sabah LNG terminal at Aqaba, according to a tender document posted on its website.The LNG delivery window is May 6-7. Bids must be submitted on or before March 19.Jordan started importing LNG in May 2015 when the 160,000-cbm FSRU Golar Eskimo arrived in the port of Aqaba.The FSRU is capable of delivering up to 500 mmscfd with a peak capacity of 750 mmscfd.last_img read more

SeaPlanner Tackles Weather Downtime with ForeCoast Marine

first_imgSeaRoc Group has announced the integration of metocean risk management software – ForeCoast® Marine – with its SeaPlanner™ marine management tool.Through the integration of ForeCoast Marine, the SeaPlanner system will provide a metocean risk management feature for accessing and viewing metocean data from various sources. It will optimise the timing and sequencing of operations to minimise weather downtime, for quantifying the knock-on effects of metocean delays, and for generating simple and informative reports that can be shared with the supply chain in just a few clicks, SeaRoc said.“The integration of ForeCoast® Marine enables a completely new function to the existing planning features of the SeaPlanner system,” said Steve Pears, Managing Director at SeaRoc Group.“Not only can clients effectively manage their transfer plans with vessel availability, records of tasks to be carried out and availability of trained personnel, but with the ForeCoast® Marine integration it is now possible to include availability of weather and metocean windows for the transits to take place – potentially saving thousands and ensuring operational optimisation at all times. This additional functionality allows SeaPlanner clients to plan all types of vessel activity, taking into consideration, weather and metocean forecasts.”SeaPlanner provides personnel and operational planning tools for large-scale projects. The software features a range of tools including inductions, certification management, personnel and asset tracking, manifesting and access control. New for 2018 are RAMS and Permit to Work functionality which provide a complete audit trail of the contractor’s journey throughout the project.‘‘Weather downtime costs many millions of pounds during the construction of a windfarm, and during the life of its operations. ForeCoast® Marine helps to reduce these costs through more efficient and informed planning and through a direct reduction in vessel downtime costs,” Dr Mark Lawless, JBA Director said.last_img read more

Rotech Wraps Up Two Campaigns Off UK

first_imgRotech Subsea has completed two workscopes off the UK coastline for a power cable manufacturer. This adds to a track record of over 500 projects completed worldwide.The projects, which have recently been completed, saw subsea excavation innovator deploy two of its RS2 tools – which are part of the 2nd generation RS non-contact CFE/J range of equipment designed, built and operated by Rotech Group.The RS2s were deployed on two IRM scopes. The first was a six week project which saw Rotech carry out cable deburial and lowering of cable joint repair.The second scope, saw Rotech deployed for three weeks on a re-jointing and post-trenching scope.last_img read more