Amazing reno: Hamptons home renovation stuns in Bardon

first_imgThe living room in the house at 54 Northam St, Bardon, after it was renovated. The designer kitchen has a butler’s pantry, a marble island breakfast bar, 2Pac soft-close cabinetry and European appliances, including a 900mm Ilve oven. There’s a formal lounge with a marble-framed fireplace, a separate media room and another sitting room, which opens out to a terrace balcony. Downstairs, there’s an outdoor kitchen with built-in barbecue and bar fridge and a double remote carport with sheltered access directly into the home’s mudroom. A study/bedroom in the house at 54 Northam St, Bardon, before it was renovated. The back of the house at 54 Northam St, Bardon, before it was renovated. The house at 54 Northam St, Bardon, when it was being moved for the renovation. The back of the house after the renovation.Eventually, Mrs McCahon convinced her husband it was worth it and they bought the property in early 2017.The renovation was a challenge from day one. “Because the house was within a Demolition Control Precinct, we had some limitations on what we could do with the front facade,” Mrs McCahon said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours ago“In addition, retaining the back yard and designing the house to ensure we didn’t interfere with neighbouring tree routes and creating a house that had plenty of natural light took some time.” The open plan kitchen and dining area of the house after it was renovated.The general topography of the block meant that considerable thought went in to the design of both the house and the yard. There were also large native trees that almost straddled the boundary with the neighbours, so the McCahons were cognisant of not damaging their roots. “We were pretty clear on the materials we wanted to use on the house, and in the house, but we pored over the decision of decking for the rear deck,” Mrs McCahon said.“We used Merbau decking on the last house but wanted a lighter coastal feel for our entertaining areas. “We finally decided on a beautiful Blackbutt timber and then painstakingly had the boards whitewashed by hand, but the end product is pretty much exactly what I had originally envisaged.” The front of the house after it was renovated.They had seen the home online and dismissed it because of the magnitude of work it needed done to it.“After a few weeks of it being listed, we decided to go to one of the open homes and when we got there, it confirmed how much work was going to be needed,” Mrs McCahon said.“My husband wasn’t keen on the house because of this fact, but I loved the location and aspects of the original home, such as the high ceilings and colonial feel.”The backyard alone was enough to almost put them off.“It was essentially an unkempt jungle with the pool covered over, but home to a number of frogs, toads and who knows what else,” Mrs McCahon said. “It had quite a significant slope from front to back, but was really large and had heaps of potential.” The house at 54 Northam St, Bardon, before the renovation.center_img The kitchen and dining area of the house after it was renovated. A bedroom in the house at 54 Northam St, Bardon, after it was renovated.From the kitchen and the kids’ rooms to the bathrooms and the backyard, the whole property has been completely transformed with 95 per cent brand new.Three metre high ceilings and the use of glass creates a spacious, light-filled atmosphere and allows views of the pool from almost every room.Much of the house is open plan and has a distinct resort feel. “We have designed it with a kind of coastal Hamptons inspired vibe,” Mrs McCahon said. Sueanne and Chris McCahon with their two children at the house they have renovated at 54 Northam Ave, Bardon. Picture: Sarah Marshall.BARDON might be a long way from Long Island, but you wouldn’t know it if you’ve ever set eyes on this piece of Hamptons glamour in the suburbs.But it took some convincing for Chris and Sueanne McCahon to agree to give the property at 54 Northam Avenue such a mammoth makeover — even for a couple who have completed three major home renovations.“My husband and I were looking for a property we could renovate but didn’t want to do a large scale renovation,” Mrs McCahon said. The view from a sitting room in the house at 54 Northam St, Bardon, after it was renovated.The property is for sale without a price guide and is being marketed by James Curtain and Denis Najzar of Place — Woolloongabba. RENO FACT CHECKTime taken: 11 monthsTotal spend: $1.5m-plus The kitchen in the house at 54 Northam St, Bardon, before it was renovated. One of the bathrooms in the house at 54 Northam St, Bardon, after it was renovated.All five bedrooms have walk-in wardrobes, with the master having a balcony, and there are three bathrooms. Set on an elevated 1012 sqm block, the two-level home captures sweeping views across to Mt Coot-tha and the valley below.Crisp white finishes, lime-washed American Oak floors and Carrara marble define the home’s interior style.There are five, separate living and entertaining zones, all accentuated with finishings such as Wainscot wall panelling, heritage style fittings and elegant pendant lighting.last_img read more

Reina slams Suarez ban

first_img The Uruguay international was handed the punishment on Wednesday after an independent panel decided the incident involving Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic warranted additional punishment above the statutory three-game suspension for violent conduct. “I consider myself a friend of Luis. He is being treated differently, I don’t know if it’s because he’s Uruguayan or because he’s had a previous episode like this…,” Reina told Spanish radio station Cadena Cope. “He knows full well that what he did was wrong but a 10-game ban seems to me absurd, out of proportion and unfair.” Liverpool goalkeeper Jose Reina has criticised Luis Suarez’s 10-match ban for biting as “absurd, out of proportion and unfair”. Liverpool are awaiting the detailed written report before deciding whether to appeal – they have until midday on Friday to do so. But fears have already been raised that Suarez, who served a seven-match ban for biting PSV Eindhoven midfielder Otman Bakkal in November 2010 immediately before his move from Ajax to Anfield, could quit England in the summer as a result of the ban. Reina added: “It seems that the people making the decisions have got it in for Luis a little bit. That’s the way I see it. “I am not justifying what he did but the punishment is very disproportionate. He knows he was in the wrong, he knows he has made a mistake but the treatment is completely out of place. “Those who know Luis know that he is the complete opposite (off the pitch), he is a magnificent person and great team-mate. But because of the way he plays, he is aggressive and very competitive, he plays like a street player and sometimes the way he is gets him into trouble.” Reina also described sections of the English media of being sensationalist and “very very very very hypocritical”. Asked if he felt there was xenophobia in England, Reina said: “There is hypocrisy, I don’t know if it’s so much xenophobia, but a different yardstick is used. Some players are treated differently to others.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

No deaths reported in Mammoth avalanche

first_imgThe avalanche came on the heels of an April 6 tragedy when three members of Mammoth’s ski patrol were asphyxiated by gas from a volcanic vent on the mountain. The Mammoth Web site reported the resort closed operations for the day at 2:30 p.m. The resort has had more than 52 feet of total snowfall since October.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventClimax is near the top of the 11,053-foot mountain, which has had record snowfall this season. The Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center had posted a warning of “considerable” danger for Monday. The mountain’s ski patrol had triggered controlled slides earlier, and had blasted the Climax area, too, Lynch said. But she did not know if that work had actually caused any snow to slide in the Climax area. The avalanche hit shortly after 2 p.m., said Fire Chief Brent Harper. Three or four minor injuries were initially reported by fire dispatch, but no one was taken to the local hospital, Harper said. Lynch said the ski area had no reports of injuries related to the incident. MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. – An avalanche struck a Mammoth Mountain ski run Monday but no one was found in the snow after hours of searching and no one was reported missing, a resort spokeswoman said. Hundreds of searchers worked across the avalanche area using poles to probe the snow every six inches, and with no missing person reports, the situation was to be re-evaluated after a sweep with avalanche dogs, said Joani Lynch, spokeswoman for the popular Mammoth Mountain Ski Area. “We fielded a number of calls from concerned individuals looking for people and it turns out that the individuals who were not accounted for were helping with the search,” Lynch said. Lynch said the slide, while fairly wide, occurred only in the area of a run called Climax. last_img read more