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Renovation gives 1940s home a breath of fresh air

first_img190 Kings Rd, Mysterton, has undregone a total renovation.WHEN Matt Pinney and his wife purchased 190 Kings Rd, Mysterton, just under six years ago, never could they have imagined the legacy they would leave behind.Built in the 1940s, this four-bedroom, two-bathroom piece of Townsville’s history has been lovingly restored by the Pinneys, who have added their own, modern twist.“I just think the owners have done an amazing job retaining the history and charm of the home,” Explore Property Townsville agent Giovanni Spinella said.Having purchased another property in the area, the Pinneys and their two children, aged 15 and 12, had initially planned to flip the residence, but fell in love with the location along the way. The new kitchen.“The plan was to renovate and move on in a shorter amount of time,” Mr Pinney said. “But we fell in love with the location and the property itself, hence the extended stay.“Seeing the change from what it was to what it is now … it was very rewarding to see a plan coming together. This has been our kids favourite family home.”Mr Pinney, an electrician who has worked locally for a number of years, said it was his wife who first saw the potential in turning the old house into a loving home.“(At the time) we were renting around the corner and my wife saw that it was for sale,” he said. “We were looking at purchasing a house to renovate, particularly in this area and this is what caught her eye. The open-plan living spaces.“Initially, it took quite a bit of convincing from her that this would be the perfect property for us as it was an unusual floorplan to start, (so) many discussions were had and rough plans were drawn prior to purchasing.”The Pinneys ended up deciding to redesign their 1113sq m block to accommodate split levels, with retaining walls, established gardens and foliage surrounding the residence.“Everyone that visits the house generally falls in love with it,” Mr Pinney said, with the interiors retaining their original cornicing and ceiling rose.“We have changed a lot from when we moved into the house; way too many things to paper. We have made major changes such as moving the living spaces around and installing a new kitchen and bathrooms.“Smaller changes we made include new plasterboard walls throughout, all new aircons throughout, new paint inside and out, the installation of a 5kW solar system and pool deck, just to mention a few things.” The home still has its historical charm.Despite having added a modern touch to the ageing property, the Pinneys ensured they didn’t take away from its historical charm.“They have been really mindful around the period,” Mr Spinella said.“(The Pinneys) have made sure that the home now has a renovation that also compliments the original features which I think has been done amazingly.”“They saw the vision in it originally.”When asked to name is favourite features about the property, Mr Pinney said there were a few. “We love to garden and have had the luxury of being able to make our own changes while utilising existing established trees,” he said, referring to the existing size of the block.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“There is still ample amount of space for the kids to kick a footy around, even with having an in-ground pool in the yard. The home’s inground pool.“The house is set back 14m from the front boundary; this reduces noise that would usually come from traffic and also allowed us to have a large yard and garden out the front, utilising the afternoon shade.“The area is also consistent for large, established trees that provide a barrier or screen to neighbouring properties, as does the large fence out the front.“Finally, the location. We have been very lucky to have very friendly and welcoming neighbours. We have built some great friendships over the years; we will miss this about the house but will still be able to maintain our friendships with them.” There is plenty of space for outdoor entertaining.Suited to a range of buyers and with the auction set to be held online on Tuesday, May 19, Mr Spinella said feedback from inspections had already been positive, with some potential interest also garnered from interstate buyers. “Mysterton is one of the suburbs in Townsville that’s well known; it does hold a bit of nostalgia and has a lot of beautiful period homes like this one. “It is a very unique little pocket; it’s a very small suburb so, it has some good features going for it.“If you have been searching for a home to warm your heart, then you must see and feel this home.”last_img read more

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MLB wrap: Yankees sweep doubleheader as Red Sox team meeting not enough to halt losing streak

first_imgThe Yankees won the opener 9-2, behind a strong pitching performance from Domingo German — who allowed two runs in seven innings to run his record to 14-2 — and the bat of DJ LeMahieu.Almost an afterthought as an offseason free-agent acquisition, LeMahieu is now considered an MVP candidate. New York fans don’t have a vote, but they chanted “MVP!” at Yankee Stadium.WOW! DJ LeMahieu with his second home run today, #Yankees lead 7-1! #YANKSonYES pic.twitter.com/63Q2aKxOEo— YES Network (@YESNetwork) August 3, 2019Meanwhile, Red Sox ace Chris Sale’s perplexing struggles continued as he yielded eight earned runs in 3 2/3 innings, most of the damage coming in a seven-run fourth inning.Manager Alex Cora was ejected for arguing with home-plate umpire Mike Estabrook about pitch calls, and after being pulled, Sale also spoke his mind and was ejected.After losing their sixth straight in the opener, the frustrated Sox held a players-only meeting between the first and second games.“It was to get us back on track,” Mookie Betts said afterward (via the Boston Globe). “It was a group decision.”Sale added: “When things come up, you have to address it.”The team meeting didn’t help. The Yankees, behind a pair of home runs by shortstop Gleyber Torres, won the nightcap, 6-4, running Boston’s losing streak to seven games.The Yankees sweep didn’t come without a price — the team has lost the services of Edwin Encarnacion, who suffered a broken right wrist after being hit by a pitch in the first game. He is now the 15th Yankee on the injured list, and the team has had 25 players on the IL this season. It certainly hasn’t hurt them in the standings.Studs of the NightAaron Sanchez, making his debut in an Astros uniform, no-hit the Mariners through six innings, striking out six. The former Blue Jays star walked two batters and threw 92 pitches before giving way to the bullpen for the combined no-hitter in a 9-0 victory.Dodgers right-hander Walker Buehler pitched a complete-game gem in a 4-1 win over the Padres, striking out 15 batters.Dud of the NightRoyals starter Danny Duffy gave up eight earned runs and four home runs in 4 2/3 innings in an 11-3 loss to the Twins.HighlightsRonald Acuña walks it off for the Braves in the 10th inning against the Reds. Saturday’s doubleheader offered a microcosm of many things that have gone right for the Yankees and wrong for the Red Sox this season.New York (71-39) swept the doubleheader to move eight games up on the second-place Rays and 13 1/2 ahead of third-place Boston. If the Red Sox entered this series still entertaining hopes of catching the Yankees … sorry, it’s time to refocus on a wild-card spot, and the defending World Series champions are now 59-54 and trail by 5 1/2 games in that race. Good ñight, everybody!#ChopOn pic.twitter.com/HVP9psUjPf— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) August 4, 2019Newly acquired Mets starter Marcus Stroman makes a great play to cut down speedy Starling Marte at home plate.An amazin’ play by Marcus Stroman!08/02/2019 #LFGM #Mets pic.twitter.com/Y2AVhh1PIc— 🍎 BIG APPLE METS ⚾️ (@BigAppleNYM) August 4, 2019What’s Next? Nationals (58-51) at Diamondbacks (54-56), 4:10 p.m. ET — The Nationals currently hold one of the National League’s wild-card spots, while the Diamondbacks are very much in the mix. Nationals left-hander Patrick Corbin (9-5, 3.23 ERA) has plenty of incentive in this matchup — he pitched for Arizona his first six MLB seasons before moving to Washington as a free agent last offseason. He’ll face Taylor Clarke, who has pitched extremely well his last two starts (11 1/3 innings, two earned runs, 13 strikeouts against the Yankees and Orioles).last_img read more