gcb realestate 9 Seafarer Court Paradise Waters 31 January 2017 new“I purposefully picked a home that needed redesigning.” Mrs Lyn said she had renovated more than 20 properties in Queensland and New South Wales but this house was her biggest project.“I’m a renovator, it’s what do,” she said. 9 Seafarer Court Paradise WatersMrs Barber said the vertical garden wall brought the house to life. “It wasn’t easy getting that garden wall in but I’m glad I went through the effort because it has created a stunning atmosphere in the garden,” she said. 9 Seafarer Court Paradise WatersMore from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North11 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“When I buy a property it has to meet a certain checklist of good bones and the right location.“I spent six months researching if this property would be the right one and then I spent another 12 months renovating it from top to bottom.“I learnt a lot about colours over the years so this home is very much a blank canvas because of the white palette. You can create any style you want with colour and furniture. I love how flexible it is.” The resulting transformation has created a modern design with big open spaces and tropical gardens. 9 Seafarer Court Paradise WatersThe foyer opens to an elegant timber staircase and flows into the lounge room which has a fireplace. The five-bedroom, three-bathroom home includes an ensuited main bedroom with a private balcony that overlooks the water.“I don’t normally live in the houses I renovate but this was my home so it is exactly to my taste,” Mrs Barber said. 9 Seafarer Court Paradise Waters“I had a local Gold Coast window cleaner to come and help with my windows and he was confused when he got to my address because the property had changed dramatically over the years.” Mrs Barber said the rooms were created to be large and open. “I love space but I also believe in less is more so when it came to decorating I used a minimal style,” she said.“My favourite part of the home is the open-plan living area. It all flows out onto the pool and deck and overlooks the garden.” 9 Seafarer Court Paradise WatersA JAW-DROPPING renovation has transformed this Paradise Waters house into a light and bright modern oasis. Owner Lyn Barber bought the property at 9 Seafarer St three years ago and said the first thing she wanted to do was take the roof off. “It was totally outdated when I bought it,” Mrs Barber said. “I took the roof off and started again.
Published on March 23, 2017 at 1:08 am Contact Nick: [email protected] | @nick_a_alvarez Facebook Twitter Google+ Emily Hawrsychuk idolizes the Syracuse greats who came before her. She spent days in her backyard shooting not at a net, but at the thick trunk of a tree that stood behind her house. She had pictures of SU legends in her room, reminders of their accomplishments and blueprints for her own path.Michelle Tumolo was the first. The 2013-graduate finished with 278 career points (141 goals, 137 assists) and was a finalist for the 2012 Tewaaraton Award. Then it was 2016 graduate Kayla Treanor, a name synonymous with SU lacrosse.As a seventh grader, Hawrsychuk watched her first lacrosse game and became addicted. She spent her middle school days shooting in her backyard mimicking Tumolo’s fierce shots. Imitating Treanor proved a little more difficult.A freshman at Syracuse, Hawrsychuk practices on the same field as Tumolo and Treanor once did, trading the tree for nets in Manley Fieldhouse. She plays under the same head coach, Gary Gait, and is a key contributor for No. 8 Syracuse (8-2, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference). The Victor, New York, native’s 15 goals are good for third on the Orange, even though the freshman doesn’t start.“I think she’s a very talented young lady,” Gait said. “She’s out there with the first group. We believe in her.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTreanor’s force and presence on the field could not be easily replicated in a backyard. Before every high school game Hawrsychuk played, she went on YouTube and watched highlights of the SU great. Hawrsychuk’s father, Nick, recalled seeing his daughter come home after games and going straight to the backyard to a bucket of lacrosse balls and net.She hasn’t loved lacrosse her whole life. The first time she picked up a stick was in the seventh grade and her father, who played lacrosse in high school but football in college at Alfred University, recognized his daughter’s skilled hand-eyecoordination and bought her a gift: a $30 stick from Dick’s Sporting Goods.“It was like a tennis racket, but she didn’t care,” Nick said.Hawryschuk, who finished high school with 378 points, didn’t care about what stick she used until she attended one of Gait’s lacrosse camps at SU. She saw the top-of-the-line plastic used by Tumolo and Treanor and realized it was time for an upgrade. Nick remembers spending a “small fortune” on the sticks.He pleaded with his daughter but she didn’t listen. The No. 8 recruit in the country refused to look at other colleges. Hawrsychuk told her father that she would one day play for Syracuse after watching a game on television.The pair made the 70-mile trek east on Interstate-90 to watch games in the Carrier Dome. Hawrsychuk got a first-person look at her heroes. During their first trip to the Dome, the two sat behind the visiting team’s bench all alone in a sea of concrete. They soon realized their error and laughed when they saw crowds pile in behind SU’s bench, the customary place for Orange fans to sit.“We didn’t know what to expect,” Emily Hawrsychuk said, laughing at the memory. “From then on, we sat on the right side.”Six years later, the Hawrsychuks still go to every game. Nick remains in the stands, now sitting with his younger sons and admiring the current crop of SU stars. Emily, meanwhile, plays on the Carrier Dome turf, cutting, dashing and scoring just like the people in the pictures in her bedroom once did. Comments