Photo courtesy of the University of Notre Dame Just weeks after unveiling substantial changes regarding student housing on its main campus, the University announced Wednesday that students studying abroad in Rome Global Gateway programs will have a new place to live beginning in the fall of 2017.According to Wednesday’s press release, Notre Dame recently purchased a villa on the Caelian Hill in central Rome — a block away from Notre Dame’s home base in the city — which will house 100 students as well as hall staff and a rector.In addition to housing University students participating in Study Abroad programs through a variety of institutions, the new residence building will house third-year architecture undergraduate students, who spend their entire junior year in Rome as part of their curriculum.J. Nicholas Entrikin, vice president and associate provost for internationalization, said the purchase would expand current study abroad programming and research in Rome.“The purchase of the villa expands the horizon of possibilities both for the Gateway and for the longstanding Notre Dame architecture program in Rome,” Etrikin said. “The University’s strategic and wise investment in the villa will greatly increase student and faculty opportunities for study and research in the heart of the Eternal City.”Theodore J. Cachey Jr., academic director of the Rome Global Gateway, described the history of the building, which was purchased for an undisclosed amount.“It was built in 1913 by the Duchess of Pontalto, and the family of the Count of Loschiavo lived there during the early 1900s,” he said. “When Italy’s racial laws led to the eviction of Jewish children from the Italian schools in 1938, the Jewish Community of Rome used it as a school. The Italian Military Police took up residence there from 1940 until recent times.”Tags: Rome Global Gateway
The bedrooms are spacious.Mrs Frederiksen said the home was only a couple of years old when they bought it, and they added a rumpus room, an in-ground swimming pool and a shed in the years that followed.She said the home was perfect when bringing up their two children.“The tennis court was well used when the kids were home,” Mrs Frederiksen said.“We joined in as well.” Imagine playing tennis with the kids out here.One of Mrs Frederiksen’s favourite spaces at the property is the alfresco dining and entertaining area.“The outdoor area is really good,” she said.“We use it a lot when we have people over and we go and sit out there to have coffee in the morning to enjoy the quiet.” The rumpus room could be kept as a man cave, or turned into a kid’s retreat.The rumpus room is also a great space for kids, but currently houses a pool table and bar.The home is in good nick, with the ensuite updated two years ago, and the kitchen five years ago.Mrs Frederiksen said the home is never cluttered due to an extensive amount of storage.“As a person who likes to keep and hide things away, it’s very easy to keep clean because everything is in cupboards,” she said. The house at 16 Manikato Ct, Burpengary, is up for sale.The grandchildren of Charlene and James Frederiksen love their Burpengary home so much they tried to convince their parents to buy it.The Frederiksens are selling their 16 Manikato Ct home after living there for the past 25 years. The kitchen was updated five years ago.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019In more recent times, their grandchildren have enjoyed the property.“We have a table tennis table we put out in the backyard and play with the grandchildren,” Mrs Frederiksen said. “They even suggested their parents could buy the house.”The single-level home is a dream for parents with active kids, with 3056sq m of land to let them run.