This sprawling rural homestead is retreat from city life

first_img3 Rose Lane, Laceys Creek.A central hallway with decorative lighting and VJ walls passes a formal lounge and dining room with antique chandeliers, polished concrete flooring, plantation shutters and a fireplace. Nearby, a country-style kitchen features timber benchtops and cabinetry, numerous preparation areas, a butler’s pantry and high-quality appliances, including a double oven.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019Bi-fold doors open the cooking space out to a covered deck with timber balustrade, leafy views and hanging lamps. 3 Rose Lane, Laceys Creek.THIS sprawling rural homestead is retreat from city life.The six-bedroom home at 3 Rose Lane, Laceys Creek is listed for sale though an expressions of interest campaign closing October 23, through Ray White Samford.The home is surrounded by more than 44ha of farmland surrounded by creeks and gullies. A covered veranda wraps around the house, while traditional windows attract natural light and countryside vistas into almost every room.Accessible via a driveway bordered by trees, the single-storey residence creates a memorable first impression with its expansive veranda and double-door entry. 3 Rose Lane, Laceys Creek.Polished timber flooring flows from the kitchen into a connecting media room. It shares a side hallway with an office and the main bedroom, which has a fireplace, walk-in wardrobe and an elegant ensuite with a double vanity and claw foot bath with forest views through leadlight windows. The five other bedrooms, positioned at the rear of the house, share a bathroom with a Victorian-style double vanity. A large laundry with ample storage space is nearby.Outside, the wraparound veranda overlooks a pergola and has various stairways down to the property. A 15m pool is near the house and features a partially-covered timber pavilion. Additional entertainment space is available in a barn, which has two covered patios, a kitchenette, bathroom and loft bunkhouse.A three-bay shed, chook house, old dairy shed and vegetable garden complement prosperous farmland capable of running 30 head of cattle, thanks to water tanks, bore water and a dam. Listing agent Angela Galvin said this was a wonderful country residence with exceptional farming capabilities and endless tranquillity. “This homestead is a beautiful rural getaway only one hour from Brisbane,” Ms Galvin said.last_img read more

Ella Saada thrives in return to hitting with Kendra Lukacs out injured

first_imgThe ball rose high in the air, ready to be buried into the wooden floor of Fitzgerald Field House at the University of Pittsburgh. Kendra Lukacs set her feet, ready to launch herself above the net. Her eyes locked on the ball, but she barely made it off the ground.Two plays prior, the sophomore outside hitter landed awkwardly on her ankle. She promptly had it wrapped and returned to action, only to discover her injury was more serious than she hoped.“After I jumped,” Lukacs said. “I realized I couldn’t play.”With Lukacs out, in came Ella Saada. Saada, a freshman, quickly filled Lukacs’ role as one of Syracuse’s (11-6, 3-1 Atlantic Coast) offensive weapons. Lukacs had recorded 11 or more kills in each of her last six games before injuring her ankle. In the two games since, Saada led or tied for the lead in Orange kills, tallying 15 and 13 against Duke and Wake Forest, respectively. Both contests ended in SU victories.“It’s not a surprise to us the way she has played,” head coach Leonid Yelin said. “She’s a great player.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSaada started the season as one of Syracuse’s main hitters. In her first 10 games of the year, the 6-foot-1 freshman recorded 76 kills, second highest on the team behind Santita Ebangwese’s 91. The Orange went 6-4 in those games, a vast improvement from last season’s 1-9 start.Then, a recurring shoulder injury forced her to give up hitting, and Yelin assigned her a more defensive role.“We kind of had no choice,” Yelin said. “The doctors said it’d be a good idea to work on her shoulder and not to play (on offense).”Five games went by, and Saada didn’t record a kill. The style of play the Kfar Masaryk, Israel native was so familiar with started to slip away from her, while Lukacs and Anastasiya Gorelina established themselves as Syracuse’s primary hitters.“(Hitting) is the only volleyball I know,” Saada said. “Defense is really important, and we have to do it. But it’s a lot more fun hitting.”Despite returning to her original position as an outside hitter in Lukacs’ absence, Saada is upset with how it came to be. She didn’t want an injury to be the reason for her return to outside hitter. She wanted to earn it herself.Saada hopes to solidify her role as a key offensive tool going forward, even after Lukacs returns from injury. Saada doesn’t want to do is go back to being a defensive player, something Yelin intends to carry out.“She’s a hitter,” Yelin said. Comments Published on October 5, 2017 at 8:33 pm Contact David: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

GOtv to Broadcast Madrid Derby Live

first_imgThe 164th Madrid derby between fierce city rivals, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid, taking place at the Wanda Metropolitano today will be broadcast live on GOtv.The La Liga encounter, which will be broadcast on SuperSport Select 4 (channel 34) at 4:15 pm, is exclusive to GOtv MAX subscribers.The two giants are meeting for the second time this season. The first encounter at Real’s Santiago Bernabéu in September ended goalless. Two points separate the teams, with Atletico occupying the second position on the LaLiga standings with 44 points, while Real are third with 42 points. Real could, however, leapfrog their neighbors should they win and put themselves five points behind leaders, Barcelona.Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has hit form right in time for the Los Blancos, as they won their last five games in all competitions before Wednesday’s draw. Also posting impressive performances for Santiago Solari’s side is the Brazilian wonderkid, Vinicius Jnr.Atletico’s title chase suffered a blip on the back of a series of draws and a defeat to Real Betis in their last outing. However, they are usually a different proposition at their Wanda Metropolitano home.Coach Diego Simeone will rely on goal machine and World Cup winner, Antoine Griezmann; and goalkeeper Jan Oblak among other stars. A lot of attention will also be Alvaro Morata, recently acquired on loan from Chelsea.Subscribers who upgrade to the GOtv MAX package will have access to the Madrid derby, other games of the La Liga, Serie A, select matches of the UEFA Champions League and English Premier League.Speaking on the Madrid derby, Chief Customer Officer, MultiChoice Nigeria, Martin Mabutho, said GOtv is pleased to broadcast such a major game to its customers across the country.“Being the home of La Liga, GOtv is delighted to showcase live to all our customers one of the biggest derbies in the world, the Madrid derby. With both teams having massive followership in the country, fans of both clubs are guaranteed to enjoy the very best of the game’s coverage on GOtv MAX,” he said.GOtv customers, especially those on GOtv Plus, Value and Lite packages, can take advantage of the “GOtv Top-Up” campaign offer and upgrade to GOtv MAX by paying a reduced fee of N2, 500 to enjoy the best Spanish and Italian football games and other world class programming.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more