This house is set to be complete in less than six months and is on the market for $779,000.WHAT once was an asbestos ridden eyesore in Townsville’s Belgian Gardens is soon to be a two-storey, Hamptons-style haven. Developer Pam Ellis has been rebuilding Parramatta street one house at a time — earlier this year she completed another one-off home only a few doors down.“Young families are moving into the suburb to take advantage of character homes so close to the CBD and all amenities on The Strand,” Ms Ellis said. “I designed Parramatta House to be filled with kids, love and laughter, while also ensuring plentiful breakout spaces to suit the whole family,” she said. “The large multi-zoned entertaining space downstairs has a seamless flow between indoors and out.” Tropical oasis with heart of green The home is set to be complete in less than six months and is on the market for $779,000.Ellis Developments sales co-ordinator Tammy Bacxynski said she expected the property soon would be snatched up. “We had two families competing for the last Hamptons-style home on this street, even before starting construction on it,” Ms Bacxynski said. “This property won’t stay on the market for long.” BEFORE: What was once an asbestos ridden eyesore in Belgian Gardens is soon to be a two-storey, Hamptons-style haven.MORE NEWS Restored Queenslander snapped up after amazing transformation NEW HOUSE RENDER“The design pulls from a lot of international influence with the American-style barn door and Parisian balconies upstairs. “But the structure of the home is built to suit the North Queensland climate.”The house is ideal for families, being located within the Belgian Gardens school catchment. More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020OLD HOUSE Where the most houses are selling in Townsville Combining a practical location with international influence, the four-bedroom home boasts luxury cathedral ceilings and a master suite with its own Parisian-style balcony. “I chose a modern Hamptons theme because I wanted Parramatta House to be complementary to the high-end surrounding Queenslanders in the street, while being a knockout in her own design,” Ms Ellis said. MORE NEWS
HEAVILY FAVORED PARADISE WOODS CRUISES TO 10 ½ LENGTH WIN IN GRADE II, $200,000 SANTA MARGARITA STAKES AS SHIRREFFS & SMITH TEAM FOR 1 1/8 MILE TALLY IN 1:51.95ARCADIA, Calif. (April 27, 2019)–Winless in seven starts dating back to November, 2017, classy Paradise Woods annihilated six other distaffers in taking Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Margarita Stakes at Santa Anita by 10 ½ lengths under Mike Smith. Owned by Steven Sarkowsky and Pam and Martin Wygod, Paradise Woods, in her third start for trainer John Shirreffs, got a mile and one eighth geared down in 1:51.95.Breaking from the far outside, she laid a close second to Just a Smidge around the Club House turn and with Smith conscious of maintaining a one lane buffer between the two, Paradise Woods was in hand while one length off the pacesetter with three furlongs to go and in the blink of an eye, enjoyed what appeared to be a five length advantage at the three sixteenths pole.“I wanted to engage her against Just a Smidge but when you engage horses they are taught to fight,” said Smith, who was aboard for the first time today. “They will get after each other, so the pace would have been quicker, I might be losing a little bit of ground, but I got her to do it relaxed. If I can get them to relax, I’d rather do that. Once I came into the far turn and engaged her, you saw what she did, she took off and she might have done that earlier.”Most recently a much improved third in the Grade I Beholder Mile, Paradise Woods, whose last win came in the Grade I Zenyatta Stakes here on Sept. 30, 2017, was off at 3-5 and paid $3.20, $2.20 and $2.10.Bred in Kentucky by Steven Sarkowsky, Paradise Woods, a 5-year-old mare by Union Rags out of the Forest Wildcat mare Wild Forest, registered her third graded stakes victory today, as her first came in her second career start, the Grade I Santa Anita Oaks, in April, 2017.With the winner’s share of $120,000, she now has earnings of $945,890 from an overall mark of 14-4-2-3.“When we first got her, she was very anxious,” said Shirreffs. “When she gets mad, she stays mad for a long time, so we spent a long time focused on ways to keep her from getting anxious…She has tremendous ability and we need repeatable performances and we need her to develop a style. As you saw today, she was sitting there relaxed, she was just off that filly (Just a Smidge), but she wasn’t pulling.“This is very gratifying because Marty Wygod really wanted to campaign her this year and there was a lot of criticism about not breeding her.”In a separate race for the minors, German-bred La Force ran on for second money, finishing 5 ¼ lengths in front of longshot Exuberance. Off at 5-2 with Drayden Van Dyke, La Force paid $2.80 and $2.60.The biggest price in the field at 55-1, Exuberance, who bested Just a Smidge by a half length, paid $6.40 to show with Norberto Arroyo, Jr. up.Fractions on the race were 23.37, 47.35, 1:11.59 and 1:38.30.
Letterkenny businessman Brendan McGlynn is well-known throughout the county as an estate agent and the owner of the Quiet Moment cafes. Here he outlines what he loves about Donegal including his own chef’s homemade scones! What is your favourite place in Donegal and why? Dunfanaghy is my favourite place in Donegal. There’s always a good holiday atmosphere it has the full package.If you could change one thing about Donegal what would it be?I would have a motorways from Letterkenny to Dublin and Belfast. Who is the one person in Donegal that you look up to and why?It has to be my mother Kay over the years she has helped to stay positive for the future even in these tough times.Daniel O’Donnell or Packie Bonner?BothWhat has been Donegal’s proudest moment in recent years?It has to be the winning Ulster Championship back to back.What was Donegal’s saddest moment? The deaths off the O’Donnell family and their babysitter in the fire tragedy in 1986 in ard o’Donnell. I will never forget that day.What is your favourite Donegal-made product?It has to be homemade scones from my own chefs in the quiet moment.Who is Donegal’s greatest ambassador around the world and why? I’m sure its Daniel o’Donnell he’s well up there anyway.Who is Donegal’s most successful businessperson in your opinion?Any business person that still has his business open in this recessionary climateWho is your favourite Donegal sportsperson of all time?Charlie Collins for his input and knowledge of all sports in donegal all over the years especially local gaa and soccerWhat is your favourite Donegal restaurant?Pats on the Square – a great family restaurant very well run and great food .Donegal’s golden eagles or basking sharks?Golden eagles.Your nomination for Donegal’s most stylish person?I would nominate Frankie monaghan for the best dressed man in donegal .What is your favourite Donegal saying or expression?Any craic?Will Donegal win the All Ireland this year?We’re looking good to go all the way time will tell.What is your favourite Donegal food?Four lanterns chicken dinner box tasty.Is there anything that really annoys you about Donegal or its people?Our obsession with the weather.If you had a million euro to spend on improving something in Donegal, what would it be?I would connect main street with the new retail park with one main link.as promised by the council.MY DONEGAL……WITH ‘QUIET MOMENT’ OWNER BRENDAN MCGLYNN was last modified: August 2nd, 2012 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)