October 6

A standard project home has been tweaked with a touch of Hamptons-style

first_img32 Riverbreeze Crescent, Maudsland.The hallway opens up to reveal an open-plan formal lounge room with gas fire place, Calacutta marble bench tops in the kitchen and dark oak timber floors. 32 Riverbreeze Crescent, Maudsland.“This wasn’t an ordinary design for Metricon and they hadn’t done anything like this in Queensland yet so we didn’t really know how it would turn out,” Mr Russell said.“There were a few similar designs in Melbourne so we flew there for a weekend to walk through a few of the homes there to get a better feel of what it would look like completed.“It is stylish to say the least,” he said. 32 Riverbreeze Crescent, Maudsland.“We looked at this home as a design adventure and made a lot of alternations, especially with the kitchen.“We wanted a hotel flair in the bedrooms so we chose more bold colours and features.”Aegean honed limestone on the floors and a Arabescato marble vanity top combine with a freestanding bath in the ensuited main bedroom.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North8 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoMr Kadel said the house was not a typical Metricon designed home with a sweeping Hamptons-style staircase, purple carpeted bedrooms and a custom kitchen. 32 Riverbreeze Crescent, Maudsland.A lion head door knock opens to an impressive view of the foyer which flows down a hallway of bedrooms and a floor-to-ceiling glass garden atrium.“We created the home so it had a bit of green and instead of walking down the hallway and just looking into bedrooms we wanted something interesting to break it up with,” Mrs Kadel said.“Russell and I also work from home so it was very important to have an environment that aide you feel good. 32 Riverbreeze Crescent, Maudsland. FEAST your eyes upon endless style in this Hamptons-inspired home.By using the bones of a Metricon Home and taking out everything in between, Homeowners Bernii and Russell Kadel decided to be different by adding their own touches to a standard design. 32 Riverbreeze Crescent, Maudsland.“The design was originally a project home which was a good starting point but we ended up changing it quite a bit,” Mrs Kadel said.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 3:55Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -3:55 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p480p480p360p360p240p240pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, 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.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Finding the Hamptons style03:56 Related videos 03:56Finding the Hamptons style02:45Hamptons Mansion listed for $91 million02:34Showing off your home in the best light02:18Hamptons house bowls over market01:47Holiday in style, for only $US2.5 million02:02Interior design awardsThe Gold Coast couple bought the property almost five years ago and said the design took six months to get onto paper and council approved.“I have always had a passion for interior design, I used to buy a lot of home design magazines and really had an eye for American architecture,” Mrs Kadel said. 32 Riverbreeze Crescent, Maudsland.Georgio Impala marble tiles and a handmade brick feature wall features in the outdoor room and over looks gardens and tree lined parklands. 32 Riverbreeze Crescent, Maudsland.Tinted windows, a crystal chandelier, manicured rose garden and solar system are other standout features in the 540sq m home. 32 Riverbreeze Crescent, Maudsland.“In the afternoons we really enjoy sitting in the outdoor room with a glass of red and watch the birds, Maudsland is an area which is wrapped in wildlife and we have been lucky enough to see 26 bird species from our backyard.”last_img read more

July 27

Agile Leadership

first_imgTwo weeks ago, I attended a course titled “An Integral Framework for Leading Agile/Lead Capabilities”, created by Bud Phillips and Michael Hamman, and hosted by Boston’s Agile Bazaar. They focused on Agile development methods beyond just product development.As I wrote in my first blog post, “…being Agile is like playing in a large symphony orchestra, playing a very complex music piece. Focusing on just one or two aspects of the overall concept of Agility does not work.”Just in Scrum development alone, while providing product management and development support to our portfolio companies, I found that unless you simultaneously focus on direction, speed, quality, and sustainability / predictability, you significantly risked going off the tracks at some point.Bud and Michael have put together a holistic framework for approaching organizational Agile transformation. While their experiences come out of departments at big companies, initially information technology at Capital One, I think there are relevant learnings here for expansion stage software companies in our venture capital portfolio as well.They’ve identified four overarching areas of concern for any organizational transformation:  Leadership (what kind of leaders do you have?how do they lead and manage? what are their characteristics, strengths, and weaknesses, and how do they interplay?)Marketplace (what is going on in your market? where are you in the value chain? can you do anything about it?) Culture (what are the cultural elements that can impede or propel transformation?)Structure (what are the structural aspects of your company and business? what’s the organization hierarchy? what are the government regulations? other processes?)I find their framework insightful and helpful, and continue to search for more holistic approaches to Agile organizational development.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more