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

August 13

Company wants to construct underground transmission line to take solar, wind power from Mason City to Chicago

first_imgMASON CITY — A development company wants to construct an almost 350-mile, 2100-megawatt, high voltage underground transmission line to transport wind and solar energy from Mason City to the Chicago area. Direct Connect Development Company will construct the majority of the SOO Green Renewable Rail project along rail owned by the Canadian Pacific.Direct Connect Development spokesman Craig Schoenfeld says the goal is to take the renewable energy being produced in Iowa to markets out east. “We’re looking at developing an underground transmission line starting at about Cerro Gordo County, through eight counties in northeast Iowa and across Illinois, that will eventually wind up in the Pennsylvania-New Jersey grid for companies and consumers to utilize Iowa’s wind energy.”Schoenfeld says the project’s construction methods will limit impacts to land owners and to the environment by boring under sensitive habitat, limiting the impact on birds and other endangered species.  “The goal of that is that there’s a natural infrastructure that exists currently, and we want to utilize that to minimize the impact on the environment and the landowners, and we think that’s the right way to do that by putting it underground through an existing corridor.”Schoenfeld says existing infrastructure between Chicago and the east coast will take Iowa’s renewable energy out to those who want to use it.  “Commercial companies, whether it’s Facebook, Google, Amazon or whoever, are increasingly looking to purchase green energy, wind, solar and the like, and be able to utilize that and market as they so choose in their company profiles. We’re looking to tap into that. We believe the market place exists currently, the demand is there currently, and our goal is to move it from point A to point B, and what lacks is that transmission infrastructure.”Schoenfeld says the project will be a boost to renewable energy production in north-central Iowa.  “Not only for existing production that is currently there but for potential new investment in wind and solar as the market dictates. The market exists, it’s not necessarily here in the Midwest. We have the abundance to have the ability to produce it, and now by creating the infrastructure to move that product where that higher demand is, we think that’s going to be good for both the producers as well as the consumers.”Schoenfeld says they hope to start the project in about 18 months, with a completion date of 2024. A similar project stalled three years ago when the Rock Island Clean Line withdrew its plans for a $2 billion, 500-mile overhead transmission line that would have taken wind energy across 16 counties from northwest Iowa into Illinois.last_img read more