Amazing reno: How to turn your home into a Manhattan loft inspired masterpiece

first_imgAFTER: The back of the house after the renovation.The original concept design for the back of the house was inspired by Mr McGroder’s love of industrial architecture and his dream of converting a warehouse into a luxury home. “This evolved into a Brisbane interpretation of a New York style loft with exposed steel beams, 5m high ceilings, striking volume and lots of natural light,” he said. The other common theme was the juxtaposition of the traditional Queensland cottage with sharp, modern black features. BEFORE: The front of the house at 15 Glamorgan St, Paddington, before the renovation. BEFORE: The living and dining area of the house at 15 Glamorgan St, Paddington, before the renovation. AFTER: The front of the house after the renovation.“Pretty much everything has been replaced,” Mr McGroder said.“Only the original frame of the house remains. The wall, roof, floors are totally new.”Inspired the industrial lofts of New York City, Mr McGroder — who works for a national construction company — did the spatial planning for the house himself and then worked with an architect to put it on paper. Ted McGroder at the house he has renovated in Paddington. Image: AAP/Richard Gosling.THE neighbour described it as “the saddest house in the street”.But that didn’t deter Ted McGroder. “I think it inspired me,” Mr McGroder said.The house at 15 Glamorgan St, Paddington, is unrecognisable from a year ago thanks to an epic renovation. RELATED: Bought for $47k, sold for a staggering price AFTER: The back and side of the house after the renovation.He then employed a builder to do the rest.“I didn’t do anything!” Mr McGroder said.The finished product incorporates a Brisbane aesthetic, with a functional floorplan and a truly “unforgettable entertaining area”.The five-bedroom house is on a 496 sqm block with a 15.9m street frontage. MORE: Why everyone loves a Queenslander (home) BEFORE: The back of the house at 15 Glamorgan St, Paddington, before the renovation. “While I didn’t realise it at the time I bought the house, by raising the house up to the level of the existing pool, it meant you could enter the house off the street on the same level and walk straight out onto the entertaining area and pool,” Mr McGroder said. BEFORE: The outdoor area of the house at 15 Glamorgan St, Paddington, before the renovation. AFTER: The living area has been completely transformed.That meant there were only two levels to the house despite the slope of the block.“The second most important aspect was to have a unique and striking aesthetic which was different to anything else in Brisbane,” Mr McGroder said.“The design team of DAHArchitecture and Elm Interiors would have heard me say about a million times; ‘I don’t want anything Hamptons — make it bold!’” AFTER: The master bedroom after the renovation.Mr McGroder said he loved seeing peoples’ reactions when they walked into the living area at the back. “The room itself is over 480 cubic metres of north facing, open plan entertaining space,” he said.“Plus, it opens directly out onto the outdoor and overlooks the pool, so there is an effortless flow between the kitchen and multiple living zones.” AFTER: The outdoor area after the renovation.RENO FACT CHECKTime taken: 8 monthsTotal spend: $1.2m BEFORE: The kitchen in the house at 15 Glamorgan St, Paddington, before the renovation. BEFORE: The main bedroom at 15 Glamorgan St, Paddington, before the renovation. BEFORE: The back and side of the house at 15 Glamorgan St, Paddington, before the renovation. BEFORE: The main bathroom in the house at 15 Glamorgan St, Paddington, before the renovation. AFTER: One of the bathrooms in the house after the renovation.Mr McGroder said he believed the kitchen was the centrepiece of the house.“I went all out on the kitchen with two Miele ovens, a Miele cooktop and dishwasher, custom Pop Concrete benchtops, twin 190 bottle Vintec wine fridges and a really good sized butler’s pantry neatly tucked off the side of the kitchen,” he said.The property is being marketed by Matt Lancashire and Josh Brown of Ray White New Farm and is scheduled for auction on June 15. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoAFTER: The living and dining area after the renovation. AFTER: The kitchen in the house after the renovation.Mr McGroder said that by keeping the original part of the house white and painting the front extension black, people would immediately get a sense that it was not a typical Queenslander. “This theme is continued right throughout the home — from the matt black cabinetry, black handles, black Miele appliances, black shower frames, black windows, black fans, black light switches, black tap-ware, black steel — everything is matt black,” he said.“I absolutely love the impact that black features can have when used against elegant finishes such as the French Oak timber flooring or custom concrete formed benchtops.”last_img read more

Angels’ Andrew Heaney comfortable with MLB’s coronavirus protocols so far

first_img“I feel good,” Heaney said. “Every day I see our staff, our players, the way they handle their business, I see there is genuine understanding, care and concern with how everything is handled on a day-to-day basis. So I feel comfortable. I really do.”The Angels seem to be working into a routine after a few days of hiccups. They pushed the start of their workouts back to allow more time for testing results to come back. They have players spending their down time in individually assigned luxury suites at Angel Stadium, rather than congregating in the clubhouse. They have been working out on the field in smaller groups.“I’ve got to commend MLB,” Manager Joe Maddon said. “This is very complicated, as you can see. I’m really impressed with everything involved in this and how well thought out it is. Of course, you’re going to have some hiccups and, of course, things aren’t going to be perfect. To expect perfection right now is a bad assumption and an expectation.“So I think we’ve done a great job, but I commend them, the guys that put this together. I think it’s going to keep getting better.”TEHERAN COMING SOON?One of the awkward situations of playing amid the coronavirus is that teams can’t release any information about conditions that aren’t related to playing – including the coronavirus – without consent of the player. That means in many cases players are absent with no explanation. Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Julio Teheran, the most prominent Angels player to be absent so far, cleared up some of his situation in an interview on Wednesday with ESPN Deportes.Teheran said in Spanish that he and members of his family had started to feel symptoms suggesting the coronavirus right before he was to travel to Southern California. Teheran said he is still in Atlanta, awaiting test results, but he hopes to be in Anaheim in a few days.“It is sad to be here while my teammates have returned to work,” Teheran said in Spanish. “I hope to rejoin the team this weekend.”Teheran added that his “arm is fine.”After being told of Teheran’s comments Wednesday, Maddon wasn’t ready to say that the pitcher would be ready to start the season in the rotation, even if he arrives this weekend.“You wouldn’t want to push it,” Maddon said, adding that once Teheran arrives they will assess his condition.Heaney, who will start the July 24 opener, is in camp and healthy, as are Shohei Ohtani, Griffin Canning and Dylan Bundy. Those four will be in the rotation, with Matt Andriese and Felix Peña the leading candidates to fill out the rotation while waiting for Teheran.Related Articles Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros ANAHEIM — Andrew Heaney, who has been a part of the process to figure out how all this is working, seems to be confident that it can.“I think everybody here feels pretty safe and comfortable with the way we’re handling things,” said Heaney, who is one of the Angels’ player reps to the union.Major League Baseball is about to have a season amid the coronavirus pandemic. While logistical issues have created more questions about whether it’s possible to go forward, Heaney endorsed the sport’s efforts.A few days after the Angels had to alter their workout plans because the officials administering the coronavirus tests didn’t show up, Heaney said Wednesday he is hoping that was “a one-off” related to the holiday.center_img Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Jaime Barria is also in camp, but Jose Suarez and Patrick Sandoval are not. The Angels have not provided a reason for Suarez and Sandoval’s absence.PROJECT FOR THE TROUTSMike Trout and his wife, Jessica, have launched sales of T-shirts with a baseball-themed semi-olon in an effort to raise money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The semicolon marks a spot where a writer could end a sentence, but instead continues. The design includes words of encouragement.Jessica Trout’s younger brother, Aaron Cox, committed suicide two years ago.“It’s just something that’s really special to us, that we were able to do this in his honor, in his name, and hopefully make a difference and help another family from having to go through the tragedy that we went through,” Jessica Trout said in a video explaining the project.INTRASQUAD DETAILSDylan Bundy and Griffin Canning each took took four turns on the mound Wednesday, facing a variety of major- and minor-league hitters. Two of Canning’s strikeouts were against Trout.Bundy gave up a solo homer to David Fletcher and a two-run opposite-field homer to Max Stassi. Fletcher also had a triple when Brian Goodwin lost a ball in the sun in right field.Hansel Robles, Keynan Middleton, Noé Ramirez, Ty Buttrey and Neil Ramirez also pitched, facing minor-leaguers.The Angels also worked on bunts during the game.The game was played with a constant low crowd noise played over the ballpark speakers. Maddon said he’s in favor of using that in the regular season to help simulate a crowd and prevent conversations on the field from being overheard.ALSOThe Angels claimed right-hander Jacob Rhame on waivers from the New York Mets. Rhame will be able to join the team after testing negative for the coronavirus. Rhame, 24, has a 6.23 ERA in 44 major-league games over the past three seasons, all in relief. He has struck out 40 and walked 24 in 47 2/3 innings. …Maddon said they haven’t decided which day of the week would be the best to have Ohtani make his once-a-week starts, but he confirmed that a key factor is the proximity to days off. The Angels don’t use Ohtani as the DH the day before or after he pitches. The Angels have three of their six off days on Mondays, making Sunday a logical choice for his starts. …In addition to Teheran and Suarez, the Angels also have pitchers Dillon Peters and Jose Quijada, infielder Luis Rengifo and outfielder Brandon Marsh on the injured list. The team has not commented on baseball-related injuries for any of them, although Peters had an oblique issue before camp. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more