Cairns homes blend outdoor and indoor living spaces for families

first_imgThis home entertainment room will fit the whole family for movie night.Mr Quaid said the property wasn’t just for the immediate family either. The large entertaining area also allows for get-togethers and sleep overs. “This is an ideal home for a larger family or those that like to entertain, with five full size bedrooms in addition to a generous rumpus room to the front,” he said. “With good separation though it means that whether you have younger or older children, or a mix, everyone has their own space and privacy.”He said the owners of the property were sad to let go of this one-of-a-kind home, but hoped it would change hands to another family that would enjoy it as much as they had. “The current owners have found it an amazing place for their children to grow and there will no doubt be tears when they say goodbye,” he said. The stunning family home, built on 758m² of land, is nestled in the leafy green Panguna Valley Estate, a spot that Mr Quaid described as in high demand. “Panguna Valley Estate has been one of the most sought-after residential communities on the Northern Beaches for the past decade and more, offering larger lots, privacy, family friendly parks and paths and of course the benefit of being surrounded by nature – with many lots either backing onto forest or enjoying the leafy outlook,” he said. “As new construction leans towards smaller allotments, we see the value of communities like this only improving.”56 Leonard St is for sale for $780,000. Inspections are by appointment only by calling Tom Quaid on 0400 773 444 or Quaid Real Estate on 4050 1412. Light flows into the home to combine indoor and outdoor living spaces.He said open plan living and plenty of glass windows and walls made this home perfect for merging indoor and outdoor living. “A modern home built to a high standard, like much of the surrounding area, 56 Leonard Street nonetheless stands out for its exceptional use of space, with wide open-plan living areas and natural transition between indoor and outdoor entertaining, stepping from cool tiles to timber decking and out to the privately positioned pool,” he said. More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days agoHe said watchful parents could keep an eye on their kids from the home’s many vantage points, as glass doors surrounded the main indoor living area. “Glass bi-fold doors run the length of the main living area and effectively bring the outside in, and vice versa with the undercover patio letting you either entertain in style or provide a great spot to relax and watch as the kids play in the pool or in the cubby house.” 56 Leonard St, Kewarra Beach is on the market for $780,000BLENDING indoor and outdoor living spaces is a growing priority for families moving to Cairns. Quaid Real Estate sales manager Tom Quaid said 56 Leonard St in Kewarra Beach’s Panguna Valley Estate embodied that philosophy. The five-bedroom, two-bathroom home has space for a large family and visitors and provides a spacious outdoor entertaining space. Mr Quaid said families were increasingly looking for homes in Cairns that would allow for an easy blend of outdoor and indoor living options for parents and play options for kids. “Most of the time people that move to Cairns are here for the climate and the lifestyle – we may as well make the most of it,” he said. last_img read more

“Get Zlatan Ibrahimovic!” – Schmeichel urges Manchester United

first_imgManchester United legend Peter Schmeichel has repeated his appeal for the club to get Zlatan Ibrahimovic.The Paris Saint-Germain striker’s deal with the French giants expires at the end of the 2016 season and with bad press continuing to follow him after his scathing attack on the Gallic system earlier this month, the time seems opportune.”Last summer there were rumours that he would come to Manchester United. I said then that Zlatan was built for the club, he was born to play there,” the Dane told L’Equipe.Zlatan’s mouth and demeanour gets him in trouble and into the limelight very often, but Schmeichel feels all that endears him to the United way.This time, Ibrahimovic appeared to criticise the match referee following a defeat to Bordeaux, claiming France “don’t even deserve PSG to be in this country.”To cap a mixed bag of a month for Zlatan, he was also sent off in the second leg of PSG’s UEFA Champions League progression against Chelsea. “It’s why [Eric] Cantona was so strong when he was there, not at Leeds [United] or in all other clubs in France? Why? Because it is Manchester United.”In Manchester, there was the freedom given to the players, but also responsibilities.”We do not care who you are or what you love, we look at what you’re doing on the pitch and the influence you have in the club. If you do not respect that, you’re leaving.”But you can have any personality. [David] Beckham, Cantona, they could go out and also be at their best. There are hundreds of players who are trying to be a Beckham or Cantona, but do not have the personality, and they fail.”What may make it easier is that current Man United boss Louis van Gaal worked with the controversial Swede at Ajax for three years. –Follow Gary on Twitter: @garyalsmithlast_img read more