The home is surrounded by hinterland greenery. “A lot of it I imported from Bali and other pieces I sourced from different shops around the Gold Coast,” said Ms Manning.And remember those barn doors? The other one neatly sections off the pantry. The indoor pantry that is. There’s also a built-in kitchen outside, tucked under the covered veranda. It all overlooks the sprawling, landscaped lawn, dotted with play equipment, a motocross track and an in-ground trampoline. The extra features have provided hours of fun for the couple’s children in their own backyard. The luxe look continues in the bedrooms.“I found it really hard to find big lights, because the ceilings were so high, so when we did a trip to Bali, I found lights there and they were really easy to bring back.” The finishing touches included a freestanding claw foot tub, beaded chandeliers and a sunken fire pit. How’s this for a pool setting! The property is located at 584 Austinville Rd.A SWIRL of deep blue among white washed diamonds and emerald green grass — the picturesque pool setting is the colourful jewel in the crown of this carefully styled Austinville acreage abode. “The pool and that amazing view is my absolute favourite feature,” said vendor Jade Manning. The interior is dazzling.It’s also the perfect offset to the home’s minimalist colour scheme, accentuated by natural lighting, and darker hued flooring.“I loved the Hamptons country-style houses, neutral palette, and earthy tones,” said vendor Jade Manning. The neutral colour scheme was inspired by the Hamptons. The seamless combination of indoors with outside, and standout statement pieces tick two more Hamptons-esque design boxes.One of Ms Manning’s favourite features is a pair of 100-year-old timber barn doors, painstakingly crafted by her carpenter husband, also named Jade. One of the doors can be found dividing off part of the games room, kitted out with a bar. Plenty of fun features for the kids.The land settled on Christmas Eve. It was a blank canvas for the couple to create their dream home.“We renovated our last house twice but I’ve always wanted to build a house,” Ms Manning said. The mother of two carried a design folder everywhere for when inspiration struck. This used to be a vacant block. Hopping around. Kangaroos are often spotted at the property. Picture: Josh Woning There’s a huge shed with four-door access.“We’re only 15 minutes to Robina town centre but we feel a million miles away,” Ms Manning said.Perhaps even far enough to feel like the Hamptons … until the natives come knocking as a reminder that there’s no place like home. “We get daily visits from kangaroos and kookaburras.”The property is being marketed by Dave and Blanche Manby of LJ Hooker Robina A repurposed 100-year-old timber barn door raises the design bar.“My husband and I designed it in every detail. We had a draft person draw up our ideas and had a few changes,” Ms Manning said. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North2 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa22 hours agoThe couple were keen renovators before setting eyes on the vacant block nestled in the Gold Coast hinterland, in late 2015. The other regular visitors are no laughing matter.
Arsenal’s Theo Walcott is hoping to lead the line for England if Wayne Rooney does not recover from an ankle injury in time to face Estonia at Wembley on Friday.The Manchester United and England captain is a major doubt for the Euro 2016 qualifier after missing two training sessions, with England manager Roy Hodgson reportedly set to name Gary Cahill skipper if Rooney misses the game.Hodgson has used Walcott mostly on the right for England, but the 26-year-old has impressed in a central role for his club this season and has admitted that is where he wants to play for the national team as well.”I know everyone would like to see me up front,” Walcott told reporters before the Estonia game.”Playing there for England, that’s what I want to do.”England qualified for next year’s finals in France with a 6-0 victory in San Marino on Sept. 5 and have won all eight of their qualifiers so far. Walcott, who grabbed a brace in the San Marino game and has 12 goals in his last 14 Premier League starts, revealed that his improved form was down to advice from Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and former team mate Thierry Henry, who is back at the club in a coaching role.”He (Wenger) asked if I could be more aggressive on the pitch,” Walcott said.”I actually said (to Wenger), ‘Do you want me to start kicking people?’ That was my first reaction. He said, ‘No, I’m not saying that.'”Again he wanted me to be more aggressive in terms of running at players, closing them down, tracking back, being there and in their faces,” Walcott added.The striker also said Henry has been a key factor in his improvement. “I have been chatting to him on a personal level behind the scenes as well to learn things from him,” Walcott said.”It is a great tool to have in the locker … I’ve had quite a few words with him about some of the games I’ve played.”He has just given me his analysis and if I’ve needed to ask him some questions about it, he’s always there,” he added.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports
There has been huge sadness following the sudden death of Letterkenny woman Mary O’Donnell. Mrs O’Donnell, of Lower Fernhill, who was the wife of Liam ‘Keadue’ O’Donnell, was just 50.Mrs O’Donnell will be buried at Conwal Graveyard following funeral mass at 3pm tomorrow (Thurs). Our sympathies are with the O’Donnell family at this time. SADNESS AT DEATH OF WELL-KNOWN LETTERKENNY WOMAN was last modified: August 7th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)