AFTER: The back of the house after the renovation.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoThe second stage of the renovation required removing the asbestos extension at the back of the cottage, adding a carport, guest bedroom and bathroom, and laundry, which Mrs Dunlop was happy about after having lived without one for a couple of years.Both stages were completed solely by the Dunlops, with Mr Dunlop using his skills as a tradesman and Mrs Dunlop using her creative flair to design the interior.“He’s gone very grey,” Mrs Dunlop said, referring to her husband.“We’re needing a holiday.“The kids are sick of spending all our money on houses!” MORE: Historic home sells for millions AFTER: The back yard of the home at 54 Meiers Rd, Indooroopilly, after the renovation.RENO FACT CHECKTime taken: 5 yearsTotal spend: $1.03m BEFORE: Inside the house at 54 Meiers Rd, Indooroopilly, before it was renovated. AFTER: The main bedroom in the home after the renovationThe property is also in a highly sought-after location, close to the University of Queensland and the in-demand Ironside State School and St Peters Lutheran College.“We don’t want to leave this one — it’s got a beautiful feel,” Mrs Dunlop said.“It’s very humble when you look at it from the street, but once you walk in, you discover it opens up to this beautiful big space.“It’s full of surprises.” BEFORE: Inside the fibro extension to the house at 54 Meiers Rd, Indooroopilly, before it was renovated. AFTER: The kitchen and living area of the home after the renovation.But the Dunlops are itching to start their next project.“It’s too perfect for us1” Mrs Dunlop said.“The kids are getting too spoiled here.“We need to find somewhere that needs a makeover again.” AFTER: One of the bathrooms in the home at 54 Meiers Rd, Indooroopilly.The renovation process was undertaken in three stages, with the couple deciding to retain the original 1950s home rather than demolish and rebuild.“Our main objective was to retain and restore the original cottage and bring it into the modern era,” Mrs Dunlop said.“At no stage did we want to knock it down, although it would have been a lot easier and cheaper.”Mrs Dunlop said the first stage required getting the home in a “liveable state” so they could move in — noting they had two children, aged 10 and six, at the time.“Adam demolished the entire interior and oversaw the rebuild, which involved installing a new kitchen and bathroom, levelling the backyard and landscaping it,” she said.“At that stage it was just a two-bedroom cottage, so unfortunately for them, the kids had to share a room.” BEFORE: The back of the house at 54 Meiers Rd, Indooroopilly, before it was renovated. AFTER: The outdoor entertaining area of the home post renovation.But they brought the professionals in for the third and final stage — a massive, three-storey extension, encompassing the master bedroom on the top floor, a media room or fifth bedroom on the second floor and a large, multipurpose room on the basement level.“At this stage we engaged an architect to help us connect the old home to this new modern extension,” Mrs Dunlop said.“We wanted it to look as seamless as possible.”They also installed a large, undercover outdoor terrace and pool.The 870 sqm yard features lush lawns with plenty of space for the kids to run around.“The kids have plenty of space inside and out,” Mrs Dunlop said.“We can always see the kids, but you can’t hear them!” AFTER: The front of the house at 54 Meiers Rd, Indooroopilly, after the renovation. This is the couple’s fourth home renovation — and their favourite so far.They loved the Indooroopilly area and were looking for a new venture, so when they came across 54 Meiers Rd in 2014, they knew it was for them.“We found this little, old, rundown home and it just had an enormous amount of character and a massive big yard, which was sort of a rarity at that time,” Mrs Dunlop said.“I saw it, brought my husband through and put an offer on it that same night, and we were lucky enough to get it.“It was very rundown and the yard was overgrown, but you could tell it was a beautiful little home underneath — the bones were beautiful.” BEFORE: The bathroom in the house at 54 Meiers Rd, Indooroopilly, before it was renovated. BEFORE: The main bedroom in the house before it was renovated. Adam and Louise Dunlop with kids, Nick and Ella Dunlop, and dog Coco at the home in Indooroopilly they have renovated and are now selling. Image: AAP/Josh Woning.THE Dunlops are the first to admit they are in desperate need of a holiday.After five years of late nights, weekends and all their spare time taken up with renovating, it’s time for a break.But Louise and Adam Dunlop have already set their sights on their next project — much to their children’s dismay. RELATED: Reno passion project pays off BEFORE: The Dunlops during the renovation of their home at 54 Meiers Rd, Indooroopilly. BEFORE: The bathroom before it was renovated. “The kids aren’t happy,” Mrs Dunlop said.“We’ve just got this home to a beautiful state and we’ve already got our eyes on another little, rundown home, so they’re not thrilled!” AFTER: The living and dining area in the home after the renovationMrs Dunlop hinted that their next home would also be something with “a bit of character”.“I don’t think I’d be happy with a standard, big project home,” she said.“Imagine what the landscape would like if everyone had the same.”The property is being marketed by Alex Jordan of McGrath Estate Agents – Paddington with a price guide of $1.85 million to $2.05 million. BEFORE: The front of the house at 54 Meiers Rd, Indooroopilly, before it was renovated. BEFORE: The back of the house at 54 Meiers Rd, Indooroopilly, before it was renovated.
There once was a book called “Moneyball,” and a movie, too.Hollywood loves alternate reality, you know.It was devoted to the triumph of the Oakland Athletics, a small-market team that, uh, never really triumphed but won a lot of games.They owed it to Tim Hudson, Mark Mulder, Barry Zito, Jason Giambi and Miguel Tejada. But author Michael Lewis barely mentioned those All-Stars. Instead, he laid flowers at the feet of General Manager Billy Beane for finding undervalued role players such as Chad Bradford and Scott Hatteberg. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Vin Scully: ‘I honestly don’t belong’ in the World Series broadcast booth Dodgers 2017 World Series, postseason results, recaps, box scores Dodgers’ link for World Series tickets goes to Yankees’ website Whicker: Scenes from a wetting: Dodgers rejoice, reflect in Chicago It was a neat narrative for those who think baseball fits neat narratives. Since Beane is still there, and the Athletics have squatter’s rights on the American League West cellar, there has been no sequel.Too bad Lewis didn’t wait a few years. The real Moneyball is played at Dodger Stadium.Clayton Kershaw started Game 5 of the NLCS. True, he makes $33 million this year. But the other eight players on Dave Roberts’ lineup card came from the baseball equivalent of Dollar General.Kiké Hernandez makes $550,000, which comes out to $183,333 per Game 5 home run. Cody Bellinger, Chris Taylor, Austin Barnes and Charlie Culberson made about the same thing. Justin Turner signed a new deal in January and makes $12 million, but last year he made $5.1 million.Logan Forsythe draws $5.785 million and Yasiel Puig made $6.5 million. You don’t have to be Roger Daltrey to call that a bargain. General Manager Andrew Friedman has played advanced Moneyball before. In 2008 he ran the Tampa Bay Rays, who won the American League with the third-lowest payroll in baseball.He has the highest now. The same principles apply. Grow your own and then never quit looking for the blue sapphire in the rough.“I want to make sure I give credit to (former GM) Ned Colletti and (former manager) Don Mattingly for laying the foundation for this,” Friedman said in the Dodgers’ party room late Thursday night. “They put together a strong roster. We were able to give those players the help they needed.”Colletti and scouting director Logan White deserved that. White drafted Kershaw, Bellinger and Corey Seager, and Colletti signed Puig. Their regime also converted Kenley Jansen from scuffling catcher to majestic closer.But Friedman and his full Cabinet of advisers have made their methods clear. They wanted better defense, which is why they shipped out Matt Kemp and Dee Gordon. And they wanted versatility and depth. The Dodgers never deserved the “Best Team Ever” balderdash, but from 1-through-40 they might have the most useful roster MLB has seen in many years.They also had the minor league assets to get two starting pitchers at the past two trade deadlines, Rich Hill and Yu Darvish, which made it possible for Kershaw to pitch on normal rhythm.Strength in numbers, as they say at Golden State. It’s not who has the best players, but the most good ones. If it wasn’t that way, Barry Bonds would have a ring or three.In putting this together the Dodgers somehow brought competitive pressure into this game of guaranteed contracts.Yasmani Grandal hit 22 home runs. He started one NLCS game out of five.When Joc Pederson backslid this year, the Dodgers briefly sent him down to Oklahoma City and then left him off the NLDS roster. He hit 51 homers in 2015-16 and had an .847 slugging percentage.No one dreamed Pedro Baez would be outside the playoff roster. He had a 1.13 ERA on Aug. 13 and owned the eighth inning. Then it got repossessed. Baez struggled and the Dodgers did not have time to order new parts. He sat, and the bullpen has allowed 14 baserunners in 28-2/3 innings in the playoffs.But Grandal, Baez and Pederson kept any resentments to themselves. Contrast that to the tension when Kemp, Puig, Carl Crawford and Andre Ethier were playing musical chairs in the outfield.But then who thought the Dodgers would pummel the Cubs by a cumulative 28-8 without Seager?Time keeps favoring the Dodgers. They have a long weekend to recover from their Chicago high. Hernandez, whose mother watched the game in Puerto Rico on a generator-powered TV, noted that he hit more home runs in Game 5 than he did in batting practice.Turner now has a career postseason OPS that is surpassed only by Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.The Cubs, last year’s champs, did not score a run unless they homered.It’s enough to make Friedman consider a book. He’ll settle for a mini-Series first. Dodgers slam Cubs, reach first World Series since 1988 Whicker: Kiké Hernández, Dodgers introduce a new generation to winning Related Articles
“It was a rather large fire so a couple of people had called – I actually got a call personally and 911 got a call as well,” Fire Chief Alan Stebbing said of the “pretty big flames.”Seven firefighters, including Stebbing were called to minimize the incident but not to fully extinguish it.“We were on scene for probably about an hour, kind of making sure the that the perimeter was knocked down so that it wouldn’t spread anywhere, but with a brush pile, unless we’re going to use copious amounts of water and heavy equipment, there was not a whole lot we can do about the really deep-seeded fire,” Stebbing goes on to explain. “So we knock down the perimeter, make sure it’s not going to spread, then we just monitor it throughout the evening.”- Advertisement -At the time of publication, Stebbing said he’d recently checked up on the incident today and found there’s “still a little bit of smouldering.”The call came at interesting time, as the Fire Department also had to respond to a vehicle collision which took precedence over the brush fire.“We had to rush off and go deal with that because human life was potentially threatened whereas this was just threatening a little bit of a timber stand.”Advertisement Stebbing adds, “We went to deal with that and then came back and dealt with this fire.”Stebbing says there are no reported injuries or structures lost as a result of the fire.“The flash pile ended up burning down but thankfully we got there and made sure it didn’t spread.”Stebbing concludes by reminding residents that even though there’s snow on the ground, one still need to take precautions when lighting fires.Advertisement “Please give us a call if you’re in the Taylor Fire Protection area to get a permit [for burning brush piles] – basically lets us know what’s going on.”If you have any information regarding this incident, contact the Taylor Fire Department at 250 289 3392 or the Fort St. John RCMP detachment at 250 787 8100.