How to renovate a state icon

first_img38 Ridge St, Greenslopes.WANT to know how to make the best home in the country better? This property is a lesson in how to renovate a state icon.This traditional Queenslander at 38 Ridge Street Greenslopes has been renovated to incorporate modern luxuries with its classic elegance. The street-facing facade showcases yesteryear charm with decorative balustrades, single gable and an attractive colour scheme on native timber. c.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 agoThe floorplan flows naturally into the kitchen and open-plan dining and living room. The kitchen is a masterpiece of spacious benchtops, European appliances and large butler’s pantry. A separate breakfast bar provides additional storage and fridge space, along with a cosy study nook. Glass bi-fold doors connect the dining and living room with a covered deck that boasts plantation shutters and a view of leafy suburbia. Stairs link the deck to a backyard with an established garden and in-ground temperature-controlled pool. 38 Ridge St, Greenslopes.The first-floor entry has a covered veranda overlooking Brisbane’s southern suburbs and city skyline. A formal living room sits immediately inside, with major effort put into drawing out the decorative archways, VJ walls, high ceilings and original polished pine flooring. 38 Ridge St, Greenslopes.Three airconditioned bedrooms reside on the first floor including the main bedroom, which has private access to the deck, carpet, a walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite. Large windows fill the other two bedrooms with natural light, both of which also feature built-in wardrobes and share a bathroom. The central staircase, made from spotted gum and frameless glass, leads down to a third living room with bamboo flooring, kitchenette, laundry appliances and a climate-controlled 168-bottle wine cellar. 38 Ridge St, Greenslopes.Two more bedrooms with built-in wardrobes occupy the ground floor, including one with an ensuite. Outside, a tiled patio runs along the house’s width behind a stone fence and secure front gates. An established solar system and extensive undercroft storage areas ensure adequate space and an energy saving option. Agent Roger Carr of Ray White Bulimba called this an extremely flexible home with numerous living, dining and entertaining areas.Inspections are by appointment with the auction set for 111 Eagle Street, Brisbane at 10.30am on February 24.last_img read more

Catena proposes digital growth expert Cecilia Qvist as new governance advisor

first_img GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth August 11, 2020 Catena lauds ‘record’ Q2 as casino drives performance August 19, 2020 Submit Related Articles Share Kindred marks fastest route to ‘normal trading’ as it delivers H1 growth July 24, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Stockholm-listed industry affiliate marketing network Catena Media Plc will move to expand its Board of Directors to seven active members, proposing Cecilia Qvist as its latest governance appointee.A digital strategy and multi-market growth expert, Qvist currently serves as Global Head of Markets for Spotify Music. Qvist has further held senior executive positions at Ericsson telecommunications and Swedbank.The expected appointment will see Qvist act as a corporate advisor for Catena governance and leadership, as the fast-growing enterprise targets further expansion in new markets and by strengthening its market propositions and assets.Updating investors, Catena governance will propose Qvist to the Nomination Committee at the upcoming Annual General Meeting set for 26 April 2018.Catena governance will further propose that Kathryn Moore Baker is re-elected as Chairman of Board of Directors.Kathryn Moore Baker was appointed Catena Media Chairman in June 2016, and currently leads the firm’s executive search for a new Chief Executive following the departure of Robert Andersson in October 2017.The firm’s leadership is currently being held by Optimizer Invest Partner and enterprise investor, Henrik Persson Ekdahl as acting CEO.last_img read more

Parents can now give kids test for learner’s permits to drive

first_imgDES MOINES — Many young Iowans who are turning 14 while schools are closed due to the pandemic are anxious to get their learner’s permits to drive, and the Iowa Department of Transportation is working to accommodate them.Darcy Doty , director of the DOT’s Driver & Identification Services, says those teens can now take their instructional permit written tests — at home. “Many of the students were doing that through the Skip the Trip program at school and we’ve modified that so that parents can actually proctor that exam at home,” Doty says. “The student does not need to come into our service centers right now because we’re only open for essential service needs.”The test is administered through a secure website and if the student passes, they’ll know right away and the results are automatically forwarded to the DOT. Once the service centers reopen — tentatively in May — the teen will be able to stop in to get their first provisional license.“We know that when somebody turns 14, that’s one of the most exciting things they want to do, come in and take that instructional permit test and get that permit,” Doty says. “We want to be able to make sure that the student has a ‘win’ during this COVID-19 experience.”Parents, guardians and legal custodians are able to proctor or supervise, the test-taking process and Doty says she’s not concerned that a teen wanna-be driver might be allowed to cheat. “We certainly hope that a parent would not do that because ultimately it’s about that individual getting behind the wheel, that young person being able to be knowledgeable enough to earn that instructional permit,” Doty says. “It is to everyone’s best interests to proctor that exam appropriately.”To apply to take the test at home, the parent must have a valid Iowa driver’s license and will need to complete and submit the Application to Proctor Knowledge Exam form to the Iowa DOT. https://iowadot.seamlessdocs.com/f/ApptoProctorKnowledgeExamlast_img read more