An unfinished shell of a property was the perfect canvas on which to build an American southern-style mansion

first_img139 Kamala Drive, PullenvaleIt is approached through a grand gated entrance, which has a secure video intercom that connects to the main residence.Entrance to the house itself is via large electronic timber doors. Once inside there is a sweeping staircase.Across the three levels, there is 1400sq m of living space. 139 Kamala Drive, Pullenvale“It actually was a project,” Mrs Sayle said. “It was a shell of a home; we had to do absolutely everything. Plumbing, electrics, everything.”The couple had lived for many years before that in Anstead, occupying a Tudor home they had just finished renovating.But Mrs Sayle said her husband had wanted to build a home like an American southern mansion, and the Pullenvale property gave them the opportunity to do just that.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019139 Kamala Drive, PullenvaleWhile their children had left home before the move, Mrs Sayle said it had been the perfect place for their 10 grandchildren, who ranged in age from newborn to 21. It had something for everyone to enjoy, whether that was the swimming pool, tennis court, sauna and six-person spa or the billiards room.But the time has now come to consider downsizing, so the couple has listed the grand home for sale through an expressions of interest campaign.Mrs Sayle said she particularly liked the kitchen and entertainment area of the home, as it was where she could host their extended family and friends with plenty of room to move.The home is on 4ha of land. 139 Kamala Drive, PullenvaleAll bedrooms have ensuites, with five bedrooms on the upper level and one on the ground level. The main bedroom has mountain views and also features a spa bath and robe/dressing room.In the kitchen are dual ovens, a gas cooktop, steam oven and built-in microwave. There is also a butler’s pantry, ZIP hydro tap, and built-in cold room. The outdoor terrace has an outdoor kitchen. Within the basement level of the house is a home theatre which features raised seating.The property also has a temperature-controlled wine cellar which holds 1500 bottles.It will be sold through offers closing June 20 at 5pm, through Scott Gemmell of LJ Hooker New Farm.center_img 139 Kamala Drive, PullenvaleWhen Marilyn and Rob Sayle bought their Pullenvale home 14 years ago, it was an unfinished shell.Mrs Sayle said the previous owners of the property at 139 Kamala Drive, Pullenvale had not finished the project when it was offered for sale.The couple held onto it for two years before they started work to complete the home, which took a couple of years.The results were worth the wait.last_img read more

USC promotes unity at Remembering 9/11 event

first_imgStudents said they were pleased to see speakers urge them to strive for interfaith unity at the Remembering 9/11: Ten Years Later ceremony held in Bovard Auditorium on Sunday.Ceremony · Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villariagosa said Los Angeles, as one of the most diverse cities in the world, needed its residents to be a beacon of hope for global tolerance, especially during difficult times. – George Chearswat | Daily TrojanSpeakers included Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, President C. L. Max Nikias, Dean of Religious Life Varun Soni and Undergraduate Student Government President Monish Tyagi. They spoke about the impact of the attack on the country and the national interfaith community service initiative being launched at USC to help spread awareness and tolerance of other cultures.“9/11 has been thought of as a national day of service, but at USC, we envision the 10-year anniversary of 9/11 as a year of service,” Soni said. “We anticipate that students who have personal experiences with those of other faith traditions will come to appreciate the common goals and shared aspirations that connect us as human beings.”Students not involved with interfaith initiatives said they were pleased to hear about USC’s drive to promote understanding.Nicole Baffa, a junior majoring in political science, said she was happy the university was sending a message of unity.“I think its great that USC is not focusing on the impact of the event only, but more the remedy and forward actions,” Baffa said. “It’s important that we move forward and join rather than polarize ideologies.”Andrea Lawler, a sophomore majoring in electrical engineering and writing for screen and television, said the program was necessary for harmony in the community.“I’m surprised it hadn’t been started since 9/11,” Lawler said. “The interfaith program really helps us to be a cohesive community and learn from our mistakes in order to fight this tragedy.”Student members of the Interfaith Council said their experiences within the program were gratifying and informative. Robby Mack, a sophomore majoring in political science, said his work with the interfaith council exposed him to ideas not present at his high school.“The interfaith program is the only place where I feel I can develop as a person within the Trojan family,” Mack said. “I came from a heavily conservative school and the program is one of the only groups that allows questioning of such topics in an educational environment.”The Interfaith Council’s work is promoted by Nikias, who said USC will act as a global model for tolerance.“I am proud to see that, in addition to USC being the country’s most diverse and multicultural school, we are on course to spread the education of people’s cultures and religion as part of a formal education that can truly be applied on a global scale,” Nikias said.Speakers also said the interfaith aspect of the initiative is key to the school’s general plan to promote tolerance and understanding nationwide.“Religion is unquestionably powerful force in the world,” said USC Religious Director Imam Jihad Turk. “Through this initiative, it is hoped that we can demonstrate that power of religion can be harnessed to be a power for the common good.”Tyagi stressed the United States needed to move on from the tragedy of Sept. 11 and that USC must take similar actions to make sure such events do not occur again.“To heal the 9/11 wound, we need to put the event in the past but not forget it,” Tyagi said. “We must understand it so we can work towards solving the hatred and misunderstanding by means of interfaith promotion.”Villaraigosa said USC and the greater Los Angeles community were more cohesive following the attacks because of the remarkable reaction of the American people and students.“Hope, resilience, love — these things were all demonstrated by the American people following the attacks to show the world that we are now more united than we were before,” Villaraigosa said.last_img read more

Preparations for EYOF: New Ice Skating Rink set in Sarajevo

first_imgIn the sports hall “Mirza Delibašic” in Skenderija, a new ice skating rink was set and it will primarily be used during European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF), and will then be available to all citizens free of charge, Klix.ba news portal writes.Skenderija Center Director Amer Kapo said that in the next 10 days preparations for maintaining EYOF will be underway, adding that after EYOF finishes, the ice rink will be available to all recreational players, and will be a gift to the citizens of Sarajevo.He pointed out that the ice skating rink will be put into operation again in December this year.“The ice skating rink will be in the hall or on the Skenderija plateau, and I hope you will all enjoy,” he added.Held under the patronage of the IOC, and the pride of the European Olympic Committees with 25 years of tradition, the EYOF is the first top European multi-sport event aimed at young athletes aged 14 to 18. There are a winter and a summer edition, which take place in two-year cycles, in odd-numbered years. The EYOF belongs to the European Olympic Committees (EOC).The event takes place under the Olympic flag, and is rich with Olympic traditions: from the burning flame to athletes’ and officials’ oaths. It is at the EYOF that many of Europe’s inspiring sports stars of tomorrow take their first steps on the international stage. And while some may enjoy EYOF as a stepping-stone to Olympic greatness, all who participate take home friendships and experiences to last a lifetime.Approximately 3,600 young people and their officials take part in the summer festivals, while there are around 1,600 participants at the winter editions.The EYOF symbolically unites the youth of Europe in one Athletes’ Village. It is a gateway to the Olympic Games, with many medallists having gone on to win medals at an Olympic Games, and gives top young athletes a first taste of what an Olympic event is like, at the same time encouraging more youngsters to practise sport and lead a healthy lifestyle.last_img read more