Modern bayside living in double-storey four bedder

first_img96 Stratton Terrace ManlyJO Lewis believed that if she wanted to find her dream bayside home, she would need to do it herself.She and her husband designed the four-bedroom home at 96 Stratton Terrace when they bought a double block of land at Manly eight years ago.They sold off half of the block, and designed and built the home they wanted on the other half.“We lived at Wakerley before that and we wanted to get closer to the bay and the breezes,” Ms Lewis said. The modern kitchen is on the top floor.The home goes against the common design for two-storey Queensland houses in a way that Ms Lewis said was better for where they live.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020Instead of placing the central living areas and kitchen on the ground floor, Ms Lewis ensured that this would be on the first floor.“This is so we can catch the bay breezes,” she said. The upstairs is where she and her husband spend most of their time, as it includes the alfresco dining area on the deck, the family room, dining and kitchen room as well as the main bedroom and ensuite.The ground floor has the garage, two extra bedrooms as well as a rumpus room, laundry and a bathroom. “I would say it is a modern contemporary design,” she said.They had not made many changes to the home since construction because she said they got what they wanted the first time around. With the couple relocating to New South Wales she has put the home on the market. Built to embrace the breeze.She believed the home would be suitable for anyone from large families to downsizers or couples without children.“It could be good for a couple with small children because there is a (second) small bedroom up there on the top floor,” she said.“It would be for anybody really.”96 Stratton Terrace is on the market now for $1.199 million.last_img read more

Trojans name team captains

first_imgScoreboard · Redshirt senior quarterback Cody Kessler carries a lot of responsibility to put points on the board for the USC offense this fall. – Mariya Dondonyan | Daily TrojanWith less than a week until the college football season kicks off, the Trojans named their captains for the 2015 campaign on Saturday following a mock game at the Coliseum.Five players were picked as captains: quarterback Cody Kessler and center Max Tuerk on the offensive side, and linebackers Su’a Cravens and Anthony Sarao and defensive tackle Antwaun Woods on the defensive side.Three defensive players were chosen because the vote was so close.“They are great representatives for our program, not only on the field but off the field in general,” head coach Steve Sarkisian said of the five captains. “We’re excited to have those guys lead our team.”  Kessler and Tuerk, who were also captains last season, are the 13th and 14th multiple-time captains in USC history. Cravens, Sarao and Woods will be serving their first seasons as captains.Cravens, the lone junior to be granted captaincy, was grateful for the honor.“It means a lot coming from the locker room with the team voting,” Cravens said. “I didn’t really expect to get it. I was surprised. As a team, we have a tight locker room, so it means a lot.”One of the responsibilities the captains assume is taking freshmen under their wings, but this year’s incoming class makes the task a lot easier, according to Kessler.“It’s been really cool that these guys don’t have egos,” Kessler said. “You normally get one or two guys here who think they’re better than everybody else. Every single guy I’ve worked with or talked to that’s a freshmen is so humble and so hungry. They just come out and work every day. Speaking for the captains, I have nothing to worry about with the freshmen.”The same goes for for players coming up from junior college, who are quickly integrated into the Trojan lifestyle.“It’s just the ’SC standard,” Sarao said. “It doesn’t matter if you’re [from junior college] or a freshman. ’SC has one standard — one way to play, one way to prepare — and that’s how we teach them.”last_img read more