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.
Austin Paik | Daily TrojanThe No. 6 women’s soccer team (11-1-1) will be looking to add a pair of victories to their already impressive Pac-12 record when they head north to Washington to take on both Washington and Washington State tomorrow and Sunday respectively.Washington (9-4-2) is coming off a tough road loss to No. 1 Stanford, falling to the Cardinal 1-0. Although the breakthrough for the Cardinal occurred in the 86th minute courtesy of redshirt junior Kyra Carusa, the Cardinal had been testing the Huskies’ back line all night. Stanford led the Huskies in shots (26-7) and shots on target (11-3). This could be good news for the Trojans as they have constantly outshot their opponents this season, averaging just under 19 shots a game while conceding 8.5 per game. However the Huskies are not to be overlooked as they have an impressive record against ranked opposition this season, with their most impressive performance coming in a 1-0 home win against the then-No. 2 Florida Gators. When playing ranked opposition, Washington comes prepared and plays hard even in defeat, losing 1-0 to both Stanford this past week and earlier to No. 18 Cal. The Trojans must be wary of the Huskies as they look to add another signature win to their resume.The Trojans will then take on Washington State (7-5-2) who last played on Saturday, falling to Cal 2-0 on the road. The Cougars went down early in the sixth minute and never were able to mount a comeback, conceding the second goal in the 72nd minute. The scoreline is deceiving as the game was quite an even affair, with the Bears barely outshooting the Cougars 13-11. This statistic should be of interest to the Trojans as the Cougars were able to consistently penetrate the Bears’ defense and make the day tough for the Cal goalkeeper.The Cougars are led in offense by sophomore striker Morgan Weaver, who has 6 goals to her name this season and junior defender Maddy Haro, who has 4 goals and five assists. The Trojans will have to be vigilant in marking these two attacking threats as they have proven to be dangerous throughout the entire season.The Trojans are continuing to score for fun this season, hitting the back of the net 25 times this season while only conceding 8 goals. The Trojans will need to continue this blistering offensive pace if they want results in Washington this weekend, as the Huskies and Cougars have only given up 7 and 12 goals this season respectively. In their last game against Colorado, the Trojans were able to start fast and take a 2-0 lead within the opening 20 minutes. Facing a pair of defenses this weekend that have conceded less than a goal per game, the Trojans will need to be smart in possession and in defense. If they can achieve this, it would be another giant leap toward Pac-12 dominance, as they still trail Stanford and are level on points with No. 2 UCLA. Bringing a pair of wins back to Los Angeles at the conclusion of this weekend will be of great benefit to the Trojans as they look to close out their undefeated Pac-12 season, with their toughest tests still to come in the form of Cal, UCLA and Stanford.
MASON CITY — A Mason City man accused of vehicular homicide after a fatal accident last May in Worth County has pleaded not guilty. The Iowa State Patrol said at the time of the accident on May 3rd that 38-year-old Rick Johnson was walking eastbound on 390th Street, about an eighth of a mile east of Ironwood Avenue northeast of Hanlontown, when he was struck and killed by a vehicle also traveling eastbound, driven by 43-year-old Luke Beenken of Mason City. Beenken was charged with vehicular homicide by reckless driving, a Class C felony punishable by up to ten years in prison. Investigators say Beenken was texting while driving and sent a text message at the same time that he ran into Johnson. Beeknen recently pleaded not guilty to the charge. His trial is scheduled to start on April 29th in Worth County District Court.