Helensvale home designed to capture Queenslander beauty but comes with low-maintenance

first_img20 Warrego Way HelensvaleMore from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North8 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoThe Bennett family are relocating to Tasmania and say they would take the home with them if they could.“We are moving interstate so we have to say goodbye to the house,” Mr Bennett said.“The kids love the house, but hopefully we will get another acreage property in Tasmania.”The five-bedroom home at 20 Warrego Way includes New Guinea timber hardwood flooring, modern lighting and high ceilings with timber skirting. 20 Warrego Way HelensvaleMr Bennett and wife Shani bought the home in 2012 to raise their three kids. “It’s set right back from the road and it is one of the only acreage blocks on the same side of the highway as Helensvale’s shopping town,” he said. “The best part about the home is the style, because we can still have the beauty of a Queenslander-style, but it’s low-maintenance; there are no weatherboards to paint. “It is just the veranda.” 20 Warrego Way Helensvale“My wife enjoys the veranda; she usually sits up on the shaded side that faces south east and reads.” The home has three living rooms, including a games room downstairs. The pool yard has a covered area and overlooks a heated pool, manicured lawns and tropical palms. In Helensvale’s Riverdowns Acreage Estate, the property is on 4003sq m and comes with a water tank, chicken coop and 20 solar panels. 20 Warrego Way Helensvale“We modernised the bathroom and the laundry when we first moved in,” Mr Bennett said. “There are spotted-gum floors and beautiful timber finishes on the doorways.” He said his daughter had her own bathroom while he and his sons shared the man cave.“The garage space has been great,” he said. “I restore old Falcons and I’ve got a workshop with lots of storage. 20 Warrego Way HelensvaleRAIN, hail or shine, David Bennett said the windows in his Colonial-style home remained wide open.“It looks like a Queenslander, but the home is actually brick veneer with a Colonial wraparound veranda,” Mr Bennett said. “It is the best place to be when it rains; we keep the windows open and the house is filled with beautiful breezes and the smell of rain. “The veranda keeps the home sheltered from all elements, but it stays really well ventilated. The roofline covers 80 squares of the house, so as you can imagine we are high and dry.” last_img read more

Beat writers unanimously pick Syracuse to beat Seattle

first_imgAfter picking up its first win of the season on Wednesday against Colgate, Syracuse (1-1, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) continues its nonconference slate against Seattle (2-2). The Redhawks enter Saturday’s game in the Carrier Dome with two non-Division I wins and two losses to Washington State and Eastern Washington. This is the first game in the NIT Season Tip-Off series, and as of Friday night, Syracuse is favored by 15.5 points and the over/under is set at 129, per Pinnacle.Here are our beat writers’ predictions for Saturday’s 7 p.m. game in the Carrier Dome:Nick Alvarez (2-0)‘Seattle’Syracuse 74, Seattle 48 After two-straight early deficits, Syracuse should steamroll Seattle from tip on Saturday night. Elijah Hughes is slowly finding his groove, swishing a 3 while falling backward against Colgate, and can have his early-season showcase. In its last game, Seattle allowed 25 to Eastern Washington’s Jacob Davison. Elsewhere, Bourama Sidibe is coming off the best half of his career and will lead a center-rotation officially down to two players In my opinion, the most interesting thing to watch will be Joe Girard III’s development now that he’s officially SU’s starting guard.Michael McCleary (2-0)They have the Space Needle, I guessSyracuse 83, Seattle 51AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThis game won’t be close. Nothing against the city of Seattle, of course. It is, after all, ranked the No. 3 big city to live in. Really cool place. But this isn’t about that, and Syracuse — in a home game — should have an easy time with this one. The Redhawks were blown out by Washington State. Syracuse perhaps presents an even bigger challenge than them, and SU’s proficiency from beyond the arc can make this game well out of reach. And quickly, too.Josh Schafer (2-0)Sounding offSyracuse 81 Seattle 53This the fourth-easiest game left on Syracuse’s schedule per Kenpom and it’s easy to see why. With a 30-point loss to Washington State and some of the worst shooting stats in the country (Seattle is currently ranked 351st out of 353 teams in 3-point field goal percentage), there’s little room to expect and upset. The Redhawks just aren’t close to competing with an ACC team and this game will be better to watch Syracuse’s offense continue to search for rhythm, SU head coach Jim Boeheim said after the win over Colgate the team still needs to look better on offense and that will start on Saturday against a sub-par defense. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 15, 2019 at 8:45 pmlast_img read more