Interior designer Anna Spiro puts her heritage home on the market

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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 Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 MORE CELEBRITY NEWS AFL star Jason Akermanis joins Ray White Pop stars The Veronicas selling their QLD hinterland hideaway Yet aside from dressing up the home’s interiors, giving the house a coat of paint and replacing the roof after it blew off in very bad storm, the house is in its original condition and Inside the house is quintessentiall Anna Spiro style.maintains all its heritage features, which Ms Spiro said made it special and rare.She said she fell in love with the house after stumbling across it by accident. “I was lost and I ended up on Roger Street when I spotted the house. I was only young but I was just blown away by it,” she said.“Ten years later I returned to the area and I saw it was for sale. That is when I knew I had to have it. It was fate.” Ms Spiro is known for her use of bold colours and layered materials.The family homestead sits at the heart of a 2,213 sqm block at the end of cul-de-sac and is surrounded by trees and landscaped gardens.Original heritage features, including decorative breezeways, VJ walls, timber floors, casement windows, tiled mosaics, picture rails and lofty ceilings. have endured almost two centuries.The property’s five bedrooms are split between the main residence and the guest house and walls of glass, French doors and louvered windows allow cool coastal breezes from the Bay to waft through.Large wrap-around verandas extend the indoor living spaces outside and run beside the home’s luxurious swimming pool.Ms Spiro said living at Birkdale House was like living in the country, despite the property being less than a 30-minute drive from the centre of Brisbane city.There is even a chicken coop and the potential to start a vegetable garden for those who like the idea of living The Good Life. The 1800s home is mostly in original condition. Interior designer Anna Spiro. Photo: Nigel HallettMs Spiro, who designed boutique B&B Halcyon House, and Brisbane wine bars Mr Percival’s and Arc Dining, is known for blending bold colours with layers of textured materials, accented by signature pieces and her eclectic style is evident throughout the home’s interiors. FOLLOW COURIER MAIL REAL ESTATE ON FACEBOOKcenter_img Madame Butterfly Susie O’Neill is selling her riverfront home The house is at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac surrounded by trees and greenery.“It’s just so much to take in because it’s a sensory overload,” Mrs Hackett said.“You couldn’t capture it in one inspection, there’s that much beauty going on, and it starts from the moment you enter.“I can’t wait to go back as an agent just because I couldn’t take it all in, and I’ve seen a lot of properties.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market8 hours agoMrs Hackett said the property would most likely suit empty nesters or young families.“But it doesn’t matter what age you are, her design is timeless,” she said.Mrs Hackett said the gardens were just as important as the house.“The home is all on one level and because its lowset, it’s really connected to the lawn space and everyone’s wanting lawn space these days,” she said.“I think gardens are really having a comeback now, particularly with what we’ve gone through. People are spending more quality time outdoors and (a garden) really completes the home.”The property’s location on Brisbane’s bayside was also appealing because of the increase in working remotely since the advent of COVID-19, Mrs Hackett said. The house is packed with heritage features such as VJ walls and casement windows.Birkdale House is minutes from Waterloo Bay, leafy parklands and local shops. Birkdale train station is also near by. The property falls within Birkdale State School and Wellington Point State High School catchment areas, and is a short drive from Redlands College, Saint Mary MacKillop Primary School and Ormiston College. Interior designer Anna Spiro has put her family home at 27 Roger Street, Birkdale, on the marketRenowned interior designer Anna Spiro has put Birkdale House, her family home for the past ten years, on the market.The 1800s heritage property at 27 Roger Street, Birkdale, is open to top offers by 4pm on September 15 through Sarah Hackett of Place – Bulimba. Ms Hackett said the home was so impressive, it would take more than one inspection to fully appreciate the attention to detail.last_img read more


first_imgBolt completes 3rd Olympic sprint double(NBCOlympics) – Putting the final touches on his Olympic legacy, Usain Bolt won the Olympic 200m gold medal last night in Rio. It was likely the last individual Olympic race for the eight-time gold medallist.Bolt crossed the line in 19.78 seconds, his slowest time in his three Olympic 200m finals.Usain ‘Lightning’ Bolt of Jamaica strikes his iconic pose after winning the Men's 200m Final on Day 13 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium last night in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)Usain ‘Lightning’ Bolt of Jamaica strikes his iconic pose after winning the Men’s 200m Final on Day 13 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium last night in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)With three Olympic gold medals in both the 100m and 200m, Bolt became the third athlete in Olympic history to win two individual events at three Olympics, joining Michael Phelps and Ray Ewry.Andre De Grasse, the Canadian sprinter who unsuccessfully challenged a smiling Bolt in his semi-final heat, finished second in 20.02 seconds.France’s Christophe Lemaitre earned the bronze medal.LaShawn Merritt, the lone American to reach the final, finished sixth.Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates winning the Men's 200m Final ahead of bronze medallist France's Christophe Lemaitre during the athletics event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro last night. (Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images)Jamaica’s Usain Bolt celebrates winning the Men’s 200m Final ahead of bronze medallist France’s Christophe Lemaitre during the athletics event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro last night. (Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images)Bolt remained perfect in Olympic finals. The world’s fastest man won his seventh Olympic gold medal on Sunday, in the 100m.last_img read more

Boris Johnson Recovers, Returns to Face Growing Virus Issues in Britain

first_imgMeanwhile, the U.K. announced 413 more virus-related deaths on Sunday.Opposition politicians argue that Britain’s death toll could have been lower if Johnson’s Conservative government had imposed a nationwide lockdown sooner.They are also demanding to know when and how Johnson’s government will ease the restrictions that were imposed March 23 and are scheduled to run through at least May 7.However, Raab says there will be no major sudden change to the restrictions.“We won’t just have this binary easing up of measures. We will end up moving to a new normal,” he told the BBC. “We need to take a sure-footed step forward which protects life but also preserves our way of life. So we are very focused on doing the homework that can allow us to do that.”Scientists say the U.K. has reached the peak of the pandemic but is not yet completely out of danger.The number of people hospitalized there with COVID-19 is declining, and the number of daily deaths peaked on April 8.Still, with hundreds of new deaths being announced each day, some health experts believe that Britain could eventually have the highest virus death toll from coronavirus in Europe. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is getting back to work after battling a coronavirus infection that recently put him in intensive care.Johnson’s office said he will be back at his desk in 10 Downing St. on Monday, two weeks after he being released from a London hospital.Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who has been filling in for the prime minister, says that Johnson is “raring to go.”Britain has recorded 20,732 deaths among people hospitalized with COVID-19, making it the fifth country in the world to surpass 20,000 deaths.The 55-year-old Johnson spent a week at St. Thomas’ Hospital, including three nights in intensive care, where he was given oxygen and monitored by medical workers.He was last seen publicly through a video message he released thanking the hospital’s staff after leaving the hospital on April 12.Johnson continued his recovered at Chequers, the prime minister’s country retreat outside London.last_img read more

Commission Rejects President Trump’s Request for Early Debate

first_imgHowever, the Biden campaign rejected previous efforts by Giuliani and the Trump campaign in June to schedule more debates and hold them sooner.Meanwhile, both campaigns have asked the commission to finalize contingency plans and logistics in case other obstacles develop.In addition, Democrats agree that a schedule change is a valid suggestion.“The presidential debates should be moved up in the schedule to reflect large numbers voting by mail and must include questions from real people – whether they are in the audience or not,” said Democratic strategist Bradley Honan.Biden announced Wednesday that he will not travel to Milwaukee to accept the Democratic nomination in person later this month.Despite consistently being among the most-watched television events of an election year, presidential debates rarely have a significant impact on the actual race. The COVID-19 outbreak has resulted in events being cancelled and conventions being scaled back.“Certainly former Vice President Biden would agree with the need to avoid having millions of Americans disenfranchised by not being able to see and hear the two major party candidates debate before they have ballots in-hand,” Giuliani wrote.However, the commission chairs responded that voters who receive ballots before Sept. 29 will be under no obligation to return them until after all of the debates are held.They added that an additional debate would be considered if both Trump and Biden agree to it.On Thursday, President Trump tweeted:How can voters be sending in Ballots starting, in some cases, one month before the First Presidential Debate. Move the First Debate up. A debate, to me, is a Public Service. Joe Biden and I owe it to the American People!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 6, 2020 The Commission on Presidential Debates said Thursday that it sees no need to change the schedule of this year’s debates, after President Trump’s campaign called for a debate to be held in early September.The campaign cited an expected surge in early voting due to the pandemic as the reason for the request.“While more people will likely vote by mail in 2020, the debate schedule has been and will be highly publicized,” commission co-chairs Frank Fahrenkopf, Dorothy Ridings, and Kenneth Wollack wrote in a letter to Trump campaign attorney Rudy Giuliani. “Any voter who wishes to watch one or more debates before voting will be well aware of that opportunity.”The Commission on Presidential Debates previously announced three presidential debates on Sept. 29, Oct. 15, and Oct. 22, as well as one vice presidential debate on Oct. 7.Giuliani noted to the commission that 16 states will have already started voting by Sept. 29, calling the existing schedule “an outdated dinosaur and not reflective of voting realities in 2020.”NEWS Commission on Presidential Debates rejects Giuliani’s request for a fourth debate in early Sept, saying voters who get their ballots before the first scheduled debate are not compelled to submit them before the debate. They also push back on his request to choose moderators.— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) August 6, 2020last_img read more

Dam City Rollers begin defence as West Kootenay Roller Derby League begins

first_imgDam City has undergone a roster change this year; two of the team’s core veteran skaters will be imparting their knowledge from the sidelines this season.The team has been practising hard since the beginning of January, refining their team work and incorporating new skills, drills, and strategies into their arsenal. Tickets for the March 14bout are available in advance at Central City Shoes for $10 or at the door for $15. Kids 12 and under $2.Bouts are also scheduled for April 18thand May 23rdin the Trail Cominco Gymnasium.The semi-final bouts will take place at the Selkirk College Castlegar Campus on June 7, followed by the WKRD finals on June 27  at the NDCC Arena in Nelson.To get the full seasons schedule and ticketing information please visit Castlegar’s Dam City Rollers are out to defend its 2014 West Kootenay Roller Derby crown when the 2015 season kicks off Saturday at the Selkirk College Gymnasium in Castlegar.Dam City, which finished last season without a defeat, opens defence against 2015 finalist Nelson Killjoys at 5 p.m.The feature match has Salmo/Slocan Valley Brutality will be taking on the Rossland Trail Roller Girls at 7 p.m.last_img read more