Gold Coast penthouse transformed by The Block twins Alisa and Lysandra hits the market

first_img MORE NEWS: Suburb’s first residents sell up The Block winners Alisa and Lysandra Fraser have injected their style into this Hollywell penthouse.A LUXURY Gold Coast penthouse which has had a Block-esque makeover has hit the market. The three-bedroom Hollywell apartment was recently updated by The Block Sky High winners Alisa and Lysandra Fraser. The owners enlisted the cops turned reality stars who now have forged their way in the interior design business to do the contemporary makeover, alongside a renovation completed by a local builder. The three-bedroom apartment at 2601/323 Bayview St has had a contemporary makeover. Former cops Alisa and Lysandra were enlisted to help with the transformation. MORE NEWS: Castle’s fourth price slash The twin’s website lists the project as “a coastal luxury penthouse apartment.”“This prestigious penthouse apartment is undoubtedly one of the northern Gold Coast’s most desirable residences,” it reads. “With a functional and spacious floorplan that is framed by breathtaking Broadwater views, this luxury apartment exudes elegance and understated class.“Our brief was to create an interior that played on the beautiful natural surroundings, whilst showcasing a refined and relaxed lifestyle. “This beautiful space has been designed to incorporate blissful resort-style living, as well as being an entertainer’s paradise.” If open ensuites are your thing, this main bedroom will be a treat! The twins have a simple yet luxurious style.Ray White Sovereign Islands agent Leo Ryan, who is marketing the property at 2601/323 Bayview St, said a love for the reno show was why the owners got the twins involved. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa9 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago“The wife is a big fan of The Block TV show and in particular Alisa and Lysandra,” he said.“Alisa and Lysandra were used as consultants for the interior design and styling. “The husband was born and bred on the Gold Coast but they have now been in Sydney for quite a few years and this was their holiday home when on the Gold Coast. “It’s a stunning 345sq m north-facing penthouse apartment with views over the Broadwater and the Surfer Paradise skyline.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:34Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:34 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p180p180pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenWhy The Block has been such a success00:35center_img The penthouse will head under the hammer next month.Wine fridges, electric blinds controlled from a mobile device, a multi-room audio system, private lift, large balcony, 3D textile wall coverings and a chandelier are highlights of the apartment which is in the Allisee complex. The penthouse is set to head under the hammer on October 20.last_img read more

Man United Host Liverpool, Eager to Slow Reds’ Title Challenge

first_imgKnowing this, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says his side will do everything they can to get a result today.The Merseysiders travel to United sitting second in the Premier League, but with this afternoon’s clash being their game in hand on leaders Manchester City, the Reds will go back to the top of the table if they avoid defeat at Old Trafford.“It’s a big one,” said the German. “They are in a good moment, physically strong, defend and attack well. Full of confidence. We will try everything to get a result there.“They’re full of confidence, that’s clear. We will go there as good as possible prepared. You never know. It’s open until the final whistle. We try and use that time.”However, United are going for a 12th win in 14 matches in all competitions since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced previous manager Jose Mourinho in December.In fact, United remain unbeaten in nine league matches, having last tasted defeat at Anfield in December – a 3-1 loss that brought the end of Mourinho’s reign.And Solskjaer knows all about eagerly-anticipated encounters with Liverpool.“I’ve played in a few of these myself and I know the magnitude of it for the fans, for everyone who works here, the staff,” said United’s caretaker boss.“There have been many comments about, ‘this is the big one’ and ‘we’re looking forward to this one’.“Then it’s our job to be focusing and channelling all that energy into performance mode. It’s not about emotions.“I understand that emotion can be brought into it, but we have to stay focused and controlled but with some fight in us as well.”Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard could return for Unoited today. The duo were expected to be out until early March with injuries sustained against Paris Saint-Germain, but both may be available for Liverpool’s visit, with Solskjaer more optimistic about Martial (groin) than Lingard (hamstring).David de Gea is set to return in goal after Sergio Romero started Monday’s FA Cup win at Chelsea. Antonio Valencia, Matteo Darmian and Marcos Rojo are still fighting their way back from injury.Liverpool will still be missing the likes of Dejan Lovren (hamstring), Joe Gomez (ankle) and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (knee) with injury, but Virgil van Dijk does return after being suspended for Tuesday’s Champions League draw with Bayern Munich.Liverpool won the reverse fixture 3-1 and are looking to do the league double over Manchester United for the first time since 2013-14. They’re already the side to do the Premier League double over the Red Devils more than any other in the competition (4).Only Manchester City and Chelsea (6 each) have won more Premier League away games against Manchester United than Liverpool (5).Manchester United are on the longest current unbeaten run in the Premier League (W8 D1), and their longest run without defeat in the competition since October 2017 (10 games).DStv and GOtv viewers can choose between the United-Liverpool game or the Arsenal-Southampton match, both starting at 3:05pm. The Gunners are looking to avenge their surprise 3-2 defeat at the hands of Southampton from December 2018.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Demola OjoManchester United host Liverpool today, hoping to put a dent in their bitter rivals’ push for a first league title in 29 years.Between then – when Liverpool were by far the preeminent team in England – and now, United have been champions 13 times, in the process usurping their rivals to become the number one team in England with 20 league titles to the Reds’ 18.last_img read more

Boston College holds Treanor scoreless in Syracuse loss on Saturday

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 2, 2015 at 12:10 am Contact Jon: [email protected] | @jmettus Syracuse needed the ball.Down 10-8 with 1:28 left, the two teams lined up for the draw. The whistle sounded and the ball popped forward. SU attack Kayla Treanor ran into the circle and was immediately engulfed by three Boston College players, but was fouled, giving the Orange the ball.Though Treanor entered the day leading the nation with 25 points and 21 goals, that may have been her best offensive play of the game.Boston College face guarded Treanor for 60 minutes and kept her silent. Her only two stats of the day were the draw control and a turnover, as No. 2 Syracuse lost to No. 6 Boston, 10-8, in the Carrier Dome on Saturday and Treanor was held to no points or assists.“She’s arguably one of the best players in the country, if not the best,” Boston College head coach Acacia Walker said. “We just we have to do everything we can to stop her. She’s just too good. I expect a lot out of my team. I did expect that.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhen Syracuse was on offense it was a one-on-one battle between Treanor and BC midfielder Tess Chandler. Chandler stood with her stick in the air and her eyes fixed on Treanor, face-guarding her.Chandler never gave Treanor any room, playing within arms reach of her as far as 30 yards away from net.“She usually does pretty well against the face guard and she just got frustrated and it kind of took her out of the game a little bit,” SU head coach Gary Gait said.Treanor’s teammates would launch long passes to her when she got a little bit of room, but the majority flew out of her reach and out of bounds or into a Boston College stick.After one errant pass to Treanor 10 minutes into the game, Gait pulled Treanor to the sideline for a talk.“I was trying to get her the ball and try to do a couple things,” Gait said. “I’d love to have the ball in her stick. She typically makes great things happen and (the opponent) will slide and double and people will get open.”But it wasn’t happening.Syracuse attack Devon Collins tried to feed Treanor near the cage at the end of the first half, but Chandler knocked it away. BC went on the attack and scored.“We put one of our biggest, strongest, most mentally tough kids on her and just told her to shut her down try to not let her get the ball,” Walker said.Treanor’s offensive role was diminished to walking around the 12-meter arc and setting picks for her teammates.With about five and a half minutes left, her frustration showed. After a foul was called on SU, Treanor smacked her stick on the ground and flapped her arms in frustration. She yelled and motioned toward the referee that made that call.In the past two games, Treanor emerged when Syracuse needed her, scoring three of SU’s last four goals in one-goal victories over No. 9 Virginia and Connecticut on Monday and Wednesday, respectively.But on Saturday, that Kayla Treanor never showed up.Said Gait: “I think she had some opportunities and you know we’ll talk a little bit and she needs to learn and grow from this.” Commentslast_img read more

Whicker: Even the small victories bring out the party in the Dodgers

first_imgNHL teams do not do the clubhouse party when they win conference championships. There’s one silver goal and they tend to break all blood-alcohol records when they get it. Until then, nothing matters. Same with the NBA.But if the Dodgers somehow win the West on Sunday, there will be another bacchanal. Same thing if they hold a one-game playoff for the West title on Monday, at home. And if they don’t win the West and yet win the wild card, there will be another.Has a team ever won a World Series through Brut force? “It’s obviously gigantic,” Ross Stripling said, as the beer and the champagne flew. “No matter what, we’ve got a chance to win the division. This is fun in here right now, but I don’t think this is going to get carried away. We’re going to play game No. 162 and we’re going to go all out.”The win achieved one significant thing. It removed the possibility that the Dodgers would fly all night to St. Louis for a 3:05 game in Busch Stadium, the equivalent of a First Four game in the NCAA basketball tournament. That was the nightmare itinerary: St. Louis Monday, Milwaukee or Chicago Tuesday, and then the NL Championship Series, provided anything was left.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season The way Manager Dave Roberts sees it, this is not excess and it’s not even wretched. For all the spitballs we’ve thrown at baseball this season, the game still demands more on a daily basis than any other, and it particularly enjoys messing with the hippocampus and the neurotransmitters.In Roberts’ eyes the Dodgers weren’t popping the cork on champagne, they were releasing six months of high maintenance.“You have to celebrate when you win,” Roberts said.Cleveland, for instance, beat four American League Central teams that are a combined 122 games below .500 with a run differential of minus-582. They clinched on Sept. 15 and they let it flow, without apology.And there were Dodgers, here and there around this room at AT&T Park, who hadn’t won.There was Max Muncy, not even on the 40-man roster a year ago.“I was sitting on my couch,” Muncy said, “starting to get ready for the next season.”All the Dodgers would be headed for the couch if not for Muncy. He leads the club with 33 home runs and a .568 slugging percentage. He had a triple Saturday, and then a double off lefty Will Smith, in the eighth, that turned a 6-5 lead into 8-5.“At some point there will be a moment when I look back,” Muncy said, “but right now I’m trying to enjoy it.”There was Matt Kemp, who came back from low times and low finishes and propped up the Dodgers in the first half. There was Caleb Ferguson, another mystery guest who struck out 59 in 49 innings and is a candidate for the ever-shifting Dodgers rotation next season.Roberts felt they all deserved a whiff of the grape. A second stiff is not guaranteed.“When we were down 10 games down early in the season, I don’t think anybody got really frustrated,” Stripling said. “There’s too much talent in the room, and we’ve won the division too many times in a row.”But when is panic disguised as over-vigilance? Near the end of this game, closer Kenley Jansen warmed up for what would have been a second consecutive save. Then the Dodgers got four in the top of the ninth.Roberts sent Zac Rosscup to finish up. Rosscup walked Brandon Crawford and got an out. Here came Jansen, for 16 unnecessary pitches, one of which became a double by Gregor Blanco.The Dodgers might need Jansen on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, so this was problematic to everyone but Roberts. “We had to win this game,” Roberts said.With a noon game Sunday, Happy Hour was still in full swing at 5 p.m. Kemp did admit to feeling “a little sticky,” but then he opened a red-and-white beer bottle and sprayed some more.He took a look at two large, full bins and said, “I hope we got enough liquor for tomorrow.”Maybe, but you know how last call can sneak up. 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(AP Photo/Jim Gensheimer)NextShow Caption1 of 17Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig celebrates with teammates after clinching a playoff spot after beating the San Francisco Giants in a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Jim Gensheimer)ExpandSAN FRANCISCO — It seemed like an unseemly waste of bubbles, with so many opportunities to burst.The Dodgers celebrated at full bore Saturday after they beat the Giants, 10-6, and qualified for at least a wild card in the National League playoffs.But there was every reason to drink responsibly.Sunday is not a spring training game for them. They can still win or tie for the N.L. West championship, and the difference between that path and the chert rock gravel road that awaits the wild-card representative. How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start last_img read more