Indoor aviary and wall-aquarium are some of the quirky features in this mansion

first_img28 Maryland Ave, Carrara.“I think I will miss the river, especially jetskiing to get coffee at the Isle of Capri.”Mrs Stewart said while the home was packed with amazing features it was the space that blew her away. “After my daughter’s wedding reception we had about a 100 guests at the house,” she said.“You can tell this house was designed for big families. NAME the feature and there is a high probablity this sprawling mansion has it. From fireplaces and chandeliers to a luxury marble ensuite fit for royalty, the seven-bedroom house at 28 Maryland Ave even includes some quirky touches like a wall-aquarium and an indoor aviary. Not to mention a five-car garage. 28 Maryland Ave, Carrara.“Once we had eight people living here and we could all still have our own peace and quiet.“It has a very grand and sophisticated feel but at the same time it is very homely and was made to be lived in. “The kids have had some of the most amazing parties during their school and university years.” 28 Maryland Ave, Carrara.Homeowner Bronwyn Stewart bought the mansion in 2011 and said it was impossible to name her favourite part about the house.“There is so much to love about this place and the only way I can sum it up is that it is a really fun house to come home to,” she said. “You get a really wonderful feeling stepping through the doors. “It is really hard to say what my favourite thing about the property is because I love each space.“The aviary in the kitchen is really unique and we often keep it open for the birds to come and go as they please but we find they are pretty content and rarely leave.” 28 Maryland Ave, Carrara.The north-facing mansion embraces wide water views of the Nerang River on a 4007sq m block and has a tennis court, swimming pool and cabana. 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 agoThe property also includes a 14m pontoon with a boat ramp and underground boatshed. “The river frontage was the biggest drawcard for our family, we are always outside enjoying the views,” Mrs Stewart said.“I’m up early to take photos of the birds from the jetty and in the evenings my daughters and I watch the sun set. last_img read more

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Liverpool, C-NS swimmers star at state meet

first_imgWith his status as one of the top high school swimmers in Central New York, Griffin Merkling had his choice of 11 different events to compete in during the New York State Public High School Athletic Association championships.But the Liverpool junior decided to only swim one individual race – the 200-yard individual medley – and concentrate more on earning honors with his senior teammates in two different relay events.Having gone 1:56.95 during the season to enter the state meet ranked 17th, Merkling improved that by a lot, going 1:54.77 to qualify fifth for the finals, not far from the fastest time of 1:51.39 from Miller Place’s Henry Shemet. That also broke the Liverpool school record which Garrett Clarke set in 2014. In Saturday’s finals, Merkling didn’t go quite as fast, but his 1:55.38 still put him eighth overall and sixth among NYSPHSAA swimmers as Great Neck South’s Justin Whang won both events in 1:51.12.Meanwhile, senior Julien Brownlow had gone 21.50 seconds in the 50 freestyle and entered the state meet as the 13th qualifier in that race, but had a disqualification.Making up for that in the 200 freestyle relay, Brownlow was with Merkling, Brandon Nguyen and Jack Hyde, where they were bent on improving 1:29.06 and a 17th seed – which they did, going 1:28.29 to enter the finals in 10th place. Tags: boys swimmingC-NSliverpoolcenter_img Then Liverpool improved to 1:27.48 in that state championship race, fourth among NYSPHSAA sides and eighth overall. Watertown was second in the public division in 1:26.78 and Bethlehem won in 1:26.56.Over in the 400 freestyle relay, Liverpool’s quartet of Brownlow, Merkling, Nguyen and Jack Andrejko would go 3:16.79 in the qualifying round and then improve more than two seconds to 3:14.04 to finish 12th overall.Merkling, Brownlow, Curtis Merrick and, Jack Andrejko were in the 200 medley relay, where Liverpool was seeded 17th with a time of 1:38.19.By swimming 1:38.47, the Warriors qualified for the finals and then improved to 1:38.13 to end up in 13th place overall and seventh in the NYSPHSAA division.Individually, Merrick took part in the 100 backstroke, looking to go quicker than 53.74 seconds, but settling for 55.55 seconds and 40th place.Cicero-North Syracuse had its own contingent at the state meet, which remained remarkable given that the Northstars still didn’t have a home facility and had to instead camp at Le Moyne College.Logan Petralia completed his senior season for the Northstars in the 50 freestyle, where he had swam 22.16 seconds to reach the state meet. He improved to 22.04 seconds in the qualifying round and went 22.24 in the finals to finish 26th.Petralia, paired with John Harbaugh, Seaver Schultz and Dom Bagozzi, had gone 1:29.69 in the 200 freestyle relay at the Feb. 15 state qualifier to reach this meet.A time of 1:29.66 got the Northstars to the finals and, by going 1:29.93 on Saturday, C-NS gained 16th place in the NYSPHSAA division and was 23rd overall.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

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MLB trade rumors: Yankees, Astros actively competing over three pitchers

first_img MLB trade news: Braves get Shane Greene, Mark Melancon to boost bullpen The Yankees and Astros aren’t just competing for the best record in the American League, they’re competing over pitchers on the trade market.They’re looking at three pitchers: Giants lefty Madison Bumgarner, Diamondbacks lefty Robbie Ray and Mets righty Zack Wheeler, according to multiple reports. MLB trade rumors: Cubs still after Royals’ Whit Merrifield Related News MLB trade rumors: Rays acquire Jesus Aguilar from Brewers for Jake Faria With Wheeler, he fits the Astros to an absolute T. He throws his fastball up and curveball down and has high spin rates. And at the same time, the Mets don’t want to trade him to the Yankees for obvious reasons.There are so many little storylines around these players hours ahead of the trade deadlin could be very entertaining.The trade deadline is at 4 p.m. ET Wednesday. Will be fascinating to see how today impacts outcome of American League in 2019. Both #Yankees and #Astros in on Bumgarner and Wheeler.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 31, 2019Told #Yankes and #Astros are inquiring on Robbie Ray #Diamondbacks— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) July 31, 2019There are several intriguing things about the teams’ pursuits. For one, both were interested in Ray in 2017, so they have done groundwork on him. In addition to that, Ray has one more year of team control so he could cost more on the market. So while it would be a win to add a year of control, it could be a loss for whichever team gives up more.As for Bumgarner, he is one of the best postseason pitchers of his generation going 8-3 with a 2.11 ERA in his career in the playoffs and winning the World Series MVP in 2014. But the Giants don’t want to trade him, so he could cost a pretty penny to get. Taking that into account though, he is a free agent after the season who has the Yankees and Astros on his no-trade list. So there are several things to take into account here as well.last_img read more

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