Treasured designer home set to go under the hammer this weekend

first_imgSylvia Beem is sad to be leaving her home of the past 26 years, but it’s time to downsize. Photo: Tim MarsdenThe decision to sell her Yeronga home of the last quarter century has been a tough one for Sylvia Beem – but it’s time to downsize.“It’s a big heart wrench to be honest,” she said. And it’s easy to see why she’s loved raising her family in the Hamptons style five-bedroom, three-bathroom home, because it’s a stunner.Whether children are little or big, there are plenty of usable spaces in the home. For example, Beem said the kitchen looked through concertina doors to the yard.“If you’ve got young children you can watch them playing in the garden while you’re cooking dinner,” she said.When treehouses adult, this dream home is what’s possibleWhy it pays to style a propertyGet the best Real Estate and Property News in your inbox freeMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours ago140 Kadumba St, YerongaThere’s also a library and separate office on the upper level, so older kids and parents can get away from the family buzz if needed.Beem said she used part of the four-car garage as an art studio, and its loft was self-contained with a bathroom and kitchenette. “It’s a guest quarters or for teenagers who want that little bit of independence,” she said.Beem also said the pool pavilion was perfect for outdoor entertaining.“You can have parties by the pool. You can barbecue out there and look back at the house. It’s really lovely – it’s almost like a resort,” she said.140 Kadumba St, YerongaThere’s even a secret ‘kid’s space’ to discover. “Under the stairwell my kids had their cubby house, and there are still a couple of pictures taped up under there,” she said.Beem said she would miss Yeronga and its inspirational landscape.“There’s an area where you walk along the river and you honestly could be in the countryside somewhere. Being a painter I keep wanting to paint that scene,” she said. “Yeronga has a very village-like atmosphere. It’s almost like you’re not in a major city.”140 Kadumba St, Yeronga, marketed by Judy Goodger, of Place New Farm, will be auctioned on-site Saturday May 6 at 11am.last_img read more

Lambert goes on the front foot

first_imgPaul Lambert will not curtail Aston Villa’s dynamic style of play despite recognising the need to end a run of 25 Barclays Premier League games without a clean sheet. The Scot earned plaudits last season for his side’s attacking philosophy, even though they spent much of the campaign battling relegation due to their tendency to leak goals. However, Villa seem better positioned to play with freedom this term after Lambert bolstered his squad over the summer and continues to mould the side he wants. Press Association “Listen, I don’t bring players in to say ‘you can sit on the bench for six months’,” said the Scot ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash at home to Newcastle. “He’s here to help and that’s what he’ll do. “We’ve got options here now. I can play the two of them up front, I can do what I want really, because he’s a number nine. Which is what I think we’ve needed as well.” Lambert added: “He’s different (to what we’ve got) but what I do know is that he can score goals. We know that. He’s a handful and he’s played in Serie A, a league renowned for some of the hardest defending you can come against. “It’s really tough to get away from a defender in Italy. His goalscoring in the Europa League was incredible, to score 10 in 11, an incredible rate at that level when you’re up against top players in that competition as well. “I don’t know what happened at Lazio and what went on that meant he couldn’t get many starts in Serie A but if you’re hitting 10 goals in 11 games in the Europa League it shows you know where the goal is. “He scored a brilliant goal the other night against Italy in a real high-pressure game, so I don’t have any worries about him at all.” “Of course I want to put it right at the back but I want a team that’s exciting,” he said. “I want to try to attack. This season we’ve started off by playing really well and we’re doing well at the moment.” Lambert, whose side beat Arsenal away before losing narrowly to Chelsea and Liverpool this season, added: “We’ve taken a lot of confidence from the first three games. “Sometimes you can walk out of a game thinking you deserved to be beaten but against Chelsea and Liverpool I don’t think we deserved to lose. We played really well at Stamford Bridge and particularly in the second half against Liverpool I thought we deserved something. “You can take that confidence from it because the way we played was really positive. If we keep doing that and keep that belief in what we’re doing (we’ll be okay). “I’ve seen that this week in training. I haven’t had to say much because it’s been that high-level. We just have to take that into Saturday.” Villa’s attacking department has been further enhanced this summer by the arrivals of strikers Nicklas Helenius and Libor Kozak, the latter a late signing from Lazio before the transfer deadline. Lambert insists the Czech Republic international has been brought in as much more than cover for star striker Christian Benteke. last_img read more

Formula 1 – Mercedes punished over tyre test

first_imgAn international tribunal reprimanded Mercedes and tyre supplier Pirelli on Friday for a ‘secret’ test in May and also ordered the Formula One team to miss a three-day young driver test at Silverstone next month.Pirelli have also been reprimanded after Mercedes ran a 2013 car in a three-day test in Spain between May 15-17.The verdict was announced by the governing International Automobile Federation (FIA) in a statement after a hearing in Paris on Thursday.More to follow…last_img