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Inspired by a friends mansion, these homeowners wanted one for themselves

first_img151 Sir Bruce Small Blvd, Benowa Waters.“We focused a lot on raw materials like marble and wicker and although I am a big fan of trends we wanted a family home that was modern and elegant but a place you could live in and enjoy comfortably.” African baskets, art and tropical plants fill the large spaces. 151 Sir Bruce Small Blvd, Benowa Waters.“We didn’t have Pinterest or much online inspiration at the time, it was mostly ideas we pulled from magazines and our travels to South Africa and around the world.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North4 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“My husband Johan’s family is South African and we used that as inspiration in the design.“We gave our architect photos from our travels and photos of angles on houses we liked and he was able to use that to design a house that matched our personality.” The mammoth sized front door opens to reveal an African-style and captures a striking riverfront view.“That was one of the requirements we gave the architect, that when you opened the front door you would have a long, unobstructed view down the hallway to the water,” Mrs Planting said. 151 Sir Bruce Small Blvd, Benowa Waters.ADMIRATION for breathtaking architecture led homeowners Helen and Johan Planting to build one for themselves. The six-bedroom house designed by architect Shane Denman commands the street with its sophisticated style and extensive use of raw materials including timber, marble and stone.The couple who built their stunning family home five years ago said they were inspired by a friend’s home. 151 Sir Bruce Small Blvd, Benowa Waters.Louvres and wall-to-wall bi-fold doors seamlessly connect the inside to the outside while the soaring ceilings provide light and a sense of space.“There are windows everywhere so you can catch the light from a sunrise and a sunset right through the house,” Mrs Planting said.The mother-of-two said she wanted a home that wouldn’t date. 151 Sir Bruce Small Blvd, Benowa Waters.While the house is big on space Mrs Planting said it is designed to feel like you’re living in two villas.“The water feature separates the back of the home so when you’re in the main bedroom you can look out and feel like you are completely detached from the next room,” she said. center_img 151 Sir Bruce Small Blvd, Benowa Waters.“We asked our friend what architect he used because we loved the angles, light and especially the space in his house,” Mrs Planting said.“It was luxurious and breathable at the same time.“We really admired the architecture and wanted similliar spaces.” Mrs Planting said the couple bought the block of land and started from scratch.“The design took about six months,” she said. 151 Sir Bruce Small Blvd, Benowa Waters. 151 Sir Bruce Small Blvd, Benowa Waters.“We needed a lot of wall space because we love showcasing art,” Mrs Planting said.“My father-in-law does a lot of beautiful paintings and we wanted a place to hang them, not just a corner but walls with space.” last_img read more

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Amy Klobuchar to suspend her presidential campaign, endorse Biden, reports say

first_imgWPTV Reports:Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota) will suspend her presidential campaign, the Associated Press reports.Klobuchar plans to endorse former Vice President Joe Biden ahead of tomorrow’s crucial Super Tuesday vote.Despite some solid debate performances, Klobuchar failed to distinguish herself in the crowded race to represent to moderate vote in the Democratic primaries. Biden’s win in South Carolina on Saturday set him up as the leader among moderate candidates.Sen. Bernie Sanders continues to lead all candidates with 60 pledged delegates. Klobuchar picked up seven delegates in the first four states.Klobuchar’s announcement comes a day after former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg announced that he was ending his presidential campaign.This is a breaking story and will be updated.last_img read more

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Three WMS basketball teams reach Pioneer League Tournament Championships

first_imgWHS basketballWellington travels to El Dorado for a non-league game. The schedule is as follows:•C Team boys/girls – 4:15 p.m.•JV boys – 5:45 p.m.•Varsity girls – 6 p.m.•Varsity boys – 7:30 p.m. Sumner CountySouth Haven at ArgoniaGarden Plain at Belle PlaineCaldwell at MedfordConway Springs at Wichita TrinityOxford at Udall. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (3) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down johnny la · 392 weeks ago Are the WHS boys really playing at 6 tonight? or are those mixed around Report Reply 0 replies · active 392 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down LittleOne · 392 weeks ago Go WMS basketball teams. Take it all the way. You are all winners regardless Report Reply 0 replies · active 392 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Duke Fan · 392 weeks ago Just in case you are wondering WMS ladies played Rose Hill Monday night. Report Reply 0 replies · active 392 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentscenter_img by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Three Wellington Middle School teams are in the Pioneer League Division 3 Championship after sweeping semifinal games Monday evening. In high school action, Wellington and Sumner County teams are back in action tonight including a huge tilt between Argonia and South Haven girls…Pioneer League TournamentIt has been awhile since Wellington has had three basketball teams in a Pioneer League Championship tournament in the same year. But 2013 is a special year.Both seventh grade boys and girls teams and the eighth grade girls were victorious Monday evening.Thus the schedule for Thursday is as follows:Seventh grade girls championship at Wellington Middle School at 5 p.m.:Wellington vs. Winfield.Seventh grade boys championship at WMS, 6:30 p.m.Wellington vs. Circle.Eighth grade girls championship at Mulvane Middle School, 5 p.m.Wellington vs. Rose Hill.The scores from Monday night are as follows:Seventh grade boys: Wellington 29 Prairie Hills 15Scoring: A.J. Snipes 12, R.J. Lara 7, Cade Phelps 6, Jack Walton 3, Logan Jones 2. Wellington is 11-3 on the season.Seventh grade girls: Wellington 46 El Dorado 11Scoring: Avery Rusk 20, Shayland French 8, MeKenna Adams 3, Abby Lowe 2.Eighth grade girls: Wellington 41 Mulvane 28.No individual scoring was available.last_img read more

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