Unique design up high in split-level Ferny Hills home

first_imgHOT PROPERTY: Take a look at this Ferny Hill home. THE unique, split-level home at 20 Barber Rd was just what Brian Hornby and his wife Suzanne wanted when they looked for a home in Ferny Hills in 2009.Set on an elevated 600sq m block, the three-bedroom home overlooks a small suburban park from its backyard. “It is very unique to other houses built in the suburb, but there were a few built around the same time that are a similar style,” Mr Hornby said. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours agoSplit level design.“We added that deck back in 2012,” Mr Hornby said.“There was a smaller one there before, but we extended it and took out the sliding aluminium doors for bi-fold doors.“It really opened the house right up.” 20 Barber Road, Ferny Hills 3D floor plan“It is really nice and it is close to the birds and the trees,” he said.In the colder months, an older style wooden fireplace can help keep the entire house warm, aided by the open-plan style that helps spread the warmth up to the bedrooms.The couple are planning to downsize to a townhouse in The Gap.He said the home would be ideal for a family with the suburb being close to schools, public transport and shops.The home is on the market now through RE/MAX Northern. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:28Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:28 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p480p480p256p256p228p228pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenPrestige property with Liz Tilley07:29 Open plan living.In warmer months, Mr Hornby said they will generally use the undercover deck more than the dining room. The deck is perfect for entertaining.“You would call it open-air style, it is split level and it is very open, airy and light.”Unlike most two-storey homes, the top level is also the entrance, with the bottom level sinking in with the slope of the block. The top floor has all three bedrooms, with the lower floor reserved for a large open-plan kitchen, living room, dining area and large covered deck overlooking the trees from the nearby park.last_img read more

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Henderson to relish Milner support

first_img The Merseyside outfit begin their 2015-16 Barclays Premier League campaign on Sunday at Stoke. And Rodgers said at his pre-match press conference: “Obviously Jordan has been appointed the captain, but I think James will be a great ally for him, because he leads by example. “In terms of the captaincy and vice-captaincy, I think it can work really well for us. “James is someone I have admired from the outside for a long time. He has played at this level since he was 16, gone around and played for some fantastic clubs, and went to Man City and did a great job. “When there was a possibility he was going to be available, obviously you are surprised, but you are hoping that maybe you can get him to come to your club, because he is the type of player who gives everything. “For me, his actual football talent has probably gone under the radar because he has been playing alongside some outstanding talents, but this is a guy who works tirelessly on his game. “He also has big character and mentality, and I felt that we needed that in the team, to the extent that he should be the vice-captain.” Henderson is also excited about what will be brought to Liverpool by Milner, who at 29 is four years his senior, has won four major trophies over the past five seasons with City and previously played for Aston Villa, Newcastle and Leeds. Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers believes summer signing James Milner will make a “great ally” for new Reds captain Jordan Henderson. After performing the role previously as a stand-in for the now-departed Steven Gerrard, Henderson has been appointed skipper on a full-time basis ahead of the new season. And on Friday, it was announced his fellow England midfielder Milner, recruited by Liverpool on a free transfer this summer after leaving Manchester City, is to be vice-captain. Press Association “James has been a fantastic player for a number of years – I think we’ve all watched him for quite some time in the Premier League now and he’s been a great player,” Henderson told liverpoolfc.com. “I think he can really add something to our team. He’s got great experience, is great technically and has great ability. I think this season, he’ll be a big player for us. “I think it (experience) will only help, especially the younger lads. He’s won trophies and played at the highest level for club and country. “He’s a great bonus and addition to the team – I’m sure all of us will learn from him.” Rodgers has been full of praise for Henderson too, enthusing about the way he has taken to the role of captain so far. The manager said: “I think you can see Jordan’s leadership on the field, and off the field he has been absolutely outstanding – a wonderful ambassador during what has been his first summer on tour having taken on that captaincy. “He has done it fantastically well so far. It is a new experience for him but one he is really relishing and thriving on.” Liverpool head into Sunday’s contest eager to make something of a statement after their poor 2014-15 campaign – which saw them finish sixth in the Premier League, a year on from coming second – concluded with a humiliating 6-1 defeat at Stoke. Along with Milner, the likes of fellow summer recruits Christian Benteke, Danny Ings, Roberto Firmino and Nathaniel Clyne are poised for competitive Reds debuts, while it remains to be seen whether forwards Mario Balotelli and Fabio Borini – who both look set to leave the club – are involved. Midfielder Joe Allen (hamstring) has joined striker Daniel Sturridge (hip) and defender Jon Flanagan (knee) on the list of those missing out through injury. last_img read more

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