Blurring the indoor/outdoor lines.“With the architect, we worked to really create that sense of flow indoor and outdoor so we maximised what we had,” said Dr Naidoo.She says they used a variety of techniques to achieve the effect so that element likes water, vegetation, glass and timber all work together.Mr Howey’s experience as an environmental consultant specialising in water came to the fore as when the couple decided they wanted to have a feature with a difference.“The idea was floated about having an indoor pond and we ran with that.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor8 hours ago“We utilised that space under the stairs and the void area that’s usually relegated to unutilised space or storage space to really make it a feature of the home. It’s a really welcoming entrance,” Dr Naidoo said. Guard fish! The ultimate protection!And as for the pond’s fish, well they can be part of the package for the right buyer.“They’ve been long term inhabitants.“If there is a loving family to take care of them we would leave them. We think that’s their home, they’ve grown up in it and we wouldn’t necessarily transfer them.”Apart from the life aquatic, Dr Naidoo says she’ll miss the location with the ferry, Oxford St cafes and nearby parks all drawing in new residents to the suburb. Marketing agent with Place Bulimba, Shannon Harvey, says the marriage of indoor/outdoor has been the drawcard for potential buyers.“It really is like your own oasis — lots of glass, a void entry with feature lighting, very open plan and it’s been designed with very large living spaces.”“It’s actually got a cute little garden out the front with some fruit trees and some chillies growing in a little vege patch,” she said.On top of that, the property’s cul-de-sac position creates for a surprisingly quite spot in this inner-city hub.“It’s the one part of Bulimba that you hardy see any cars. You don’t get any of that thoroughfare traffic and you’re in the heart of Bulimba which is unheard off — and with a park outside your door as well,” said Ms Harvey. 9 Reach Pl Bulimba goes to auction Thursday 9th March. A marriage of indoor outdoor … plus a surprise under the stairs!There’s something under the stairs in this Brisbane home which has buyers talking.When you’re about to build on a 319sq m site, the challenge is to create space when there feels like none.Mellissa Naidoo and James Howey knew their block at 9 Reach Pl Bulimba would be a challenge, so smart design was called upon to create a Tardis-like residence bursting with room.The 2012 dwelling is a four-bedroom, two-bathroom oasis for people who want to blur the lines between indoors and outside.
Published on January 30, 2013 at 4:12 pm Contact Chris: firstname.lastname@example.org | @chris_iseman Related Stories Marrone announces punishments for Spruill, Rene; Spruill to miss ‘significant’ portion of Pinstripe Bowl2 football players appear in court Wednesday; case adjourned until Jan. 30Two Syracuse football players arrested early Sunday morning Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse football players Marquis Spruill and Steve Rene appeared in Syracuse City Court on Wednesday, stemming from their incident with Syracuse police in the early morning hours of Dec. 2.Attorney Christopher Burke of Syracuse University Student Legal Services told Judge Theodore Limpert that Spruill, a junior linebacker, is undergoing counseling. Burke asked for the case to be adjourned until March 18, at which point Spruill’s progress in counseling will be assessed.Burke said after the hearing that prosecutors want Spruill to plead guilty to at least one of the two charges he faces, which are of disorderly conduct and second-degree harassment.Onondaga County Assistant District Attorney Matthew Bloss said Spruill’s progression will be taken into consideration.Rene, a junior running back, already completed 40 hours of community service at Canarsie High School in Brooklyn, N.Y. Limpert asked Burke to bring a letter from whomever Rene completed the community service for to court on March 18, if not before. Rene faces charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textRene also wrote a letter of apology to police that Limpert read during the hearing.“Very good,” Limpert said. “Sounds very sincere.”On March 18, Limpert will issue Rene an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal. If Rene stays out of trouble for six months, the case will be dismissed.Both players were arrested in the early morning of Dec. 2. Rene was in the middle of Euclid Avenue yelling obscenities at pedestrians and police officers. An officer escorted Rene to the side of the street and spoke to him, but Rene returned to the street.The officer attempted to handcuff Rene, but Spruill tried to pull him away. Both Spruill and Rene were placed into the back of a police car. While police questioned Rene, Spruill kicked the door of the police car open.Both players spent the night in jail.Spruill was fourth on the team in tackles in 2012 with 62. Former Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone held Spruill out of the first half of the Pinstripe Bowl as punishment.Rene will miss a portion of the first game he plays in the next season, Marrone said in a statement in December. Rene missed the final six games this past season after suffering an upper-body injury that required surgery. Before the injury, Rene returned nine kicks for 193 yards and eight punts for a yard. Comments