Fashion designer restores Queenslander for sale

first_img The home has been freshly painted insde and out.Fresh paint inside and out completes the transformation, with a Dulux colour consultant called in to advise on a fresh, modern palette that was in keeping with the traditional character of the home.That character flows through to the fittings, fixtures and styling with older pieces mixed in with modern touches.“That’s what my wife does really well is to mix old with new, and that’s how we live in general,” Mr Rackley said. “It’s so satisfying to see a beautiful home like this looking its best and ready for another family to enjoy.” Kardashian Palace stripped back for sale The rainforest setting is the ideal place to retreat and relax.And for all the stress being caused by the COVID-19 crisis, Mr Rackley isn’t too worried by the diversion. “We’re just managing through the current situation and we’ll see what the business climate looks like on the other end of this before making any decisions about where we expand to and what we do next,” he said.“As a society and a species, we’ve come through Black Plagues, Spanish flus and two world wars, Depressions and so forth. “At the end of the day, when you’re in the thick of things fear takes over people’s judgement, but when it’s in the rear-view mirror people are quick to forget and move on with their lives.“The reality is we will return to some kind of normal.” 590 Tallebudgera Creek Road, Tallebudgera Valley is on the market.The original Queenslander, believed to have been built in 1910, was moved from Brisbane around 30 years ago. Restoring the home has been a labour of love for the Rackleys, who have spent five years making gradual improvements. The styling reflects the family’s love of old and new pieces.The 1.01ha property has been an idyllic family retreat for the Rackleys who also own Rackley Swimming with 23 aquatic centres across South East Queensland. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa8 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoThe relaxed country vibe is completed by the chicken coup, vegetable patch, water tanks, an Envirocycle waste system, machinery shed and two dams.“When you drive out into the Tallebudgera Valley you’re only 10 minutes from Burleigh, but you’re in an environment that’s so secluded, quiet and beautiful,” Mr Rackley said.“My heart rate would drop 50 beats when I’d drive home and into the driveway after a stressful day working in town.” MORE NEWS: Home workers dream of a better life in Byroncenter_img The Tallebudgera Valley Queenslander retains many of its Federation features.WHEN Reece and Katie Rackley made plans to travel the globe expanding their fashion label Silk Laundry, a worldwide health pandemic wasn’t on the cards.Last year the couple moved their family to Montreal where they opened their first store as a foray into the market in Canada, where Mrs Rackley was born. Silk Laundry retail stores are also found in Pacific Fair on the Gold Coast and James Street in Brisbane, with more than 50 stockists across Australia, in France and the US.And while the Rackley’s plans to roam the world in pursuit of new markets may have stalled, the sale of their charming Tallebudgera Valley home is going ahead. The kitchen exudes warmth and charm.“It was a love project,” Mr Rackley said.“It’s the house my wife fell in love with. The purchase was a very emotional one to begin with, but we’ve loved living in the home and bringing our family up here.” Leadlight casement windows are among the Federation features.Many of the home’s Federation features remain, including leadlight casement windows, sugar pine flooring, lofty pressed-metal ceilings, decorative fretwork and wide shady verandas.The old roof has been replaced with Colorbond, traditional tongue and groove timber walls installed and the area underneath the house built-in to create additional living space.last_img read more

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PBA board not consulted by SBP about Asian Games withdrawal

first_imgPBA presscon re the Asiad is about to begin. Stay tuned. #WeArePBA pic.twitter.com/DjORSz8ChM— PBA (@pbaconnect) July 27, 2018The Philippine Basketball Association also aired its displeasure that the country will not be represented in the Asian Games but at the same time, reiterated that it maintains 100% support of Gilas Pilipinas despite what took place Thursday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Represented by seven members of its board and commissioner Willie Marcial in a press conference before Game 1 of the Commissioner’s Cup Finals on Friday night, the league expressed its disappointment that it wasn’t even informed of the pullout which the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas decided to do late Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Philippines facing fines for SBP’s Asian Games pullout Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Dickie Bachmann, the Alaska representative who was also present, said that it was painful that fans took to social media to blast the PBA when in fact “we have been very supportive of the national campaign all this time.”READ: Philippines facing fines for SBP’s Asian Games pulloutRaymond Zorilla of Phoenix Petroleum said that it was painful that “the SBP came up with that decision. We all knew we were going (to the Games).” And that the SBP should “give us the courtesy of being informed, consulted, the way we were being informed and consulted during the formation of Gilas teams.”“I found out of the decision this morning on Twitter,” Zorilla said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES MOST READ Marcial and Barangay Ginebra governor Alfrancis Chua said that the PBA simply cannot suspend its tournaments to accommodate the Asian Games campaign because the league would have to stop operations for close to two months to do that.Chua said that the belief of fans that the San Miguel group is stingy in lending its players is far from the truth, pointing out the Christian Standhardinger case in the Fiba 3X3 where San Miguel’s prized rookie was injured.“Sana naman maintindihan nila (fans), si Christian nga pinalaro namin sa 3X3, napilay. Ayun, hindi namin mapakinabangan,” said Chua. “I think it’s a matter of scheduling (the international tournaments). San Miguel and its teams are willing to lend (players).”READ: Without Blatche, Clarkson for Gilas, SBP ‘thought best not to send’ for Asian GamesThe board also stressed that, in earlier talks with the SBP, that the cage body on two occasions through coach Chot Reyes said that it wasn’t keen on sending PBA players to the Games because the SBP’s preference was for a sustained participation in the Fiba World Cup’s Qualifying windows.ADVERTISEMENT READ: SBP makes U-turn, withdraws from Asian Games In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced View commentslast_img read more

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UFC 235: Jon Jones retains light heavyweight belt

first_imgLAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 02: Jon Jones (R) and Anthony Smith trade punches during their light heavyweight title bout during UFC 235 at T-Mobile Arena on March 02, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jones won by unanimous decision. Isaac Brekken/Getty Images /AFPLAS VEGAS — Jon Jones defended his light heavyweight title with a unanimous decision victory over Anthony Smith at UFC 235 on Saturday night, overcoming a two-point deduction for an illegal knee to Smith’s head in the fourth round.Kamaru Usman claimed the UFC welterweight title in the penultimate bout at T-Mobile Arena, dominating Tyron Woodley in a one-sided unanimous decision victory.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Jones finished uneventfully and remained unbeaten since 2009, winning a decision for the fifth time in his last seven fights.Jones won 48-44 on all three scorecards.Jones has been the UFC’s 205-pound champ for long stretches of the past eight years, but also has been stripped of his belt twice. After doping suspensions and other woes limited Jones to just two fights in a nearly four-year stretch of his prime, he returned to the cage at UFC 235 just nine weeks after beating Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 232 last December to reclaim his belt.Smith, a tough veteran fighter from Texas, got a title shot when Jones decided to make a quick return to the cage. Although Smith had won three consecutive fights, he was a heavy underdog at the Vegas sports books, but Jones emerged with respect for Smith’s fighting spirit.“I have never had anyone talk to me while I’m hitting them,” Jones said. ”(Smith was) saying like, ‘That was nice,’ or, ‘Was that all you’ve got?’”ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t expect to puff away at next year’s Tokyo Olympics Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title SEA Games: John Marvin 1st Filipino boxer to crash out, bows to Vietnam bet PLAY LIST 04:07SEA Games: John Marvin 1st Filipino boxer to crash out, bows to Vietnam bet02:51SEA Games 2019: PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:13SEA Games 2019: PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ben Askren, Woodley’s close friend and training partner, survived an opening-minute beating and rallied to choke out Robbie Lawler midway through the first round of his own UFC debut.Jones (24-1) had little trouble in an expert display of his all-around brilliance against the overmatched Smith (31-14), who had no answers for the likely pound-for-pound champion of mixed martial arts.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsJones dominated on his feet, against the cage and on the ground until he got in trouble in the fourth round when his knee struck Smith’s head while the challenger was in a downed position. Referee Herb Dean deducted two points from Jones, who apologized to Smith after the bell.“This MMA thing is really hard,” Jones said. “Some days you’re going to look amazing, and some days at work you’re not going to perform at the level you hold yourself to.” Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra View commentslast_img read more

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