Gold Coast House For Life opens to public ahead of auction

first_imgStoddart Group, James Hardie, Caesarstone, Beaumont Tiles, Dulux, SMEG and tradelink are among some of the big brands that have generously supported the build. The property doesn’t have a reserve, which means it has to sell on auction day. “It is the definition of the ultimate family home with five designated living spaces forentertaining family and friends,” she said. “The home also boasts a stunning pool which suits the beautiful Hamptons-inspired architecture and interiors.”High-profile real estate agent Damien Cooley, whose sales include those on Channel 9’s The Block, will lead the auction next month.Sports presenter Sam Squiers has also jumped on board as the House for Life ambassadorfollowing the care she received at Mater Mothers’ Hospital after the birth of her baby, Imogen.No reserve will be set for the auction, meaning it has to sell on the day.A family day at The Surrounds Central Park with free entertainment will follow the event. The property will go under the hammer on Sunday, September 8.Mater Foundation fundraising executive director Lesley Ray said the project was a special initiative they appreciated being part of.“We all look forward to the House for Life auction day when we witness a beautiful houseMore from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa10 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agosold to a family, knowing that every dollar is going to babies who require specialised care atMater’s Neonatal Critical Care Unit,” she said.“We’d sincerely like to thank Plantation Homes for their ongoing support of Mater LittleMiracles and Villawood Properties, which has so kindly donated the land for this year’scampaign.”Interior stylist Liz Amaya said the home celebrated Queensland living. MORE NEWS: Gold Coast home will help save the lives of sick and premature babies MORE NEWS: Playing field between renters and landlords evens out Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:50Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:50 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. 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 Rate1xFullscreenTop tips for sellers in Spring00:50 The house will be open to the public each Saturday, between noon and 2pm, and Sunday, between noon and 1pm, until auction day. The home is Hamptons-inspired with four bedrooms and a pool in the backyard. The House For Life at Helensvale’s The Surrounds opens to the public this Saturday.THE door of a charity home that has been built to help save the lives of sick and premature babies will open to the public this weekend.Prospective buyers will be able to inspect the House For Life at Helensvale from Saturday ahead of its auction on September 8.More than 60 volunteers donated their time and resources over eight months to build the four-bedroom Hamptons-style home.It marks the eighth house Plantation Homes has built and auctioned with all proceeds going to the Mater Little Miracles, which supports sick and premature babies at the Mater Mothers’ Hospital.last_img read more

Softball looks to end 10-game losing streak

first_imgSenior pitcher Leah Vanevenhoven will try to help the Badgers snap a 10-game losing streak against border rival Minnesota.[/media-credit]Tonight the Badgers will welcome Big Ten rival Minnesota in the softball team’s version of the Border Battle.Both the Badgers and Golden Gophers have struggled as of late. Wisconsin will seek to end their 10-game skid and earn a victory at Goodman Diamond for the first time since April 1 when they beat rival UW Green Bay. Minnesota hasn’t been playing stellar softball lately either. Although they won their last game 1-0 versus Penn State in eight innings, they have lost seven of their last nine overall. Their recent slide, however, isn’t indicative of their play throughout the entire season. They are a respectable 22-25 overall and 5-7 in Big Ten play. The game is a must-win for the Badgers simply to end the month long drought.“We just need to take what we did well on Saturday and take that into tomorrow’s double header,” Badger pitcher Leah Vanevenhoven said. “Offense, defense and pitching you know we showed signs of great moments, and we really need to capitalize more on them, and hopefully we can overcome our challenges of late.”If the Badgers are to have any success, they will undoubtedly need to slow down heavy-hitting Gopher first baseman Malisa Barnes. She’s hitting .342 on the year, with five homeruns and 24 RBIs. While her numbers may seem imposing, Vanevenhoven won’t be fazed. In her last start, she faced Sam Marder, the prolific Ohio State Buckeye catcher who is hitting .382 with 15 homeruns, and held her to only two hits, a harmless single and double.Vanevenhoven is one of two key components for the Badger pitching attack, the other being starter Letty Olivarez. While the latter didn’t fare too well versus the Buckeyes, losing 10-0, Vanevenhoven displayed unbelievable heart in pitching all 11 innings of the Badgers’ recent heartbreaking loss to Ohio State. With a thin bullpen, the senior from Kaukauna, Wis., extended herself to the maximum, striking out five Buckeyes while allowing six runs throughout the course of the game.“Leah was brilliant,” head coach Chandelle Schulte said. “She was great through 10, but you got to finish.”Another spark the Badgers will certainly need must come from light hitting shortstop Katie Soderberg. Her stellar defense, and unexpected contributions at the plate, made the unexpected upset bid of 15th-ranked Ohio State almost a reality. Early on in the game, Soderberg, hitting .134, smashed a double into the outfield with the bases loaded, which cleared the bases and gave the Badgers a 3-0. Later on in the bottom of the sixth inning, she lined a single straight up the middle that scored the Badgers fifth run of the game. With runs being such a scarce commodity this season, you can be sure to see Soderberg in the lineup. She only played defense in the first game but was given the chance to bat in the second, an opportunity she took full advantage of.“I think we can build off of this (the Ohio State game),” Soderberg said. “I think it’s definitely a learning experience. Our team felt different in the second game.”The Badgers have the all-time edge in the series with a record of 14-12, but they have dropped the last three games against the Golden Gophers. In 2008 when these two teams met in Madison, Wisconsin was outscored 18-4 in dropping both games.“We all want it really bad, we saw what we could do against Ohio State, we know we can do it against any team, we just have to put those moments together,” Vanevenhoven said.last_img read more