A grand plan to renovate led to a complete rebuild for this Paradise Waters home

first_img8 midshipman court, Paradise Waters.AMANDA and Pieter Koppen purchased 8 Midshipman Court with a grand plan to renovate the existing old house.Two years after first stepping on the 764sq m waterfront land with a hammer and hope, the couple is celebrating the completion of their first residential build.8 Midshipman court, Paradise Waters.“It was just going to be a renovation but because of the steepness of the block and where the old house was positioned, it wasn’t going to be a good family home,” Ms Koppen said.“My husband said: ‘We’ll knock this down, flatten it and start brand new’. The only thing left standing was part of a shell of the garage.”Mr Koppen works in the construction industry and relied on his experience to control every step of the plan, from design to colour selection.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North7 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago8 midshipman court, Paradise Waters.“When you’re watching the process, especially starting with nothing, it feels like it’ll never end,” Ms Koppen said. “It’s about trusting the process.”The project took longer because of the care poured into every detail, according to Ms Koppen.“Our heart is in this whole property,” she said. “We wanted only top quality throughout the whole house and didn’t ever want anything but the best.”8 midshipman court, Paradise Waters.Each of the five bedrooms has its own bathroom, every window and door is double-glazed, Miele appliances feature in the kitchen, while marble and American Oak cover the floors.Ms Koppen said the open-plan living design was ideal for families.“No matter where I am sitting, I can see the kids,” she said.8 Midshipman court, Paradise Waters.Tucked behind Surfers Paradise, the Paradise Waters environment is constantly changing.“We can watch the tide with the fish jumping but the next minute, it’s nice soft sand for the kids to run up and down along.”“It’s so beautiful and I know the house is going to make a family so happy,” Ms Koppen said.last_img read more

WAWU to meet LIAT officials

first_imgLocalNews WAWU to meet LIAT officials by: – March 29, 2011 Share Sharing is caring! Tweet Sharecenter_img Dominica’s Waterfront and Allied Workers Union (WAWU) is among the trade unions in the Caribbean who will meet with officials of regional airline LIAT Tuesday in Barbados.The unions have been invited to meet with LIAT’s board concerning a plan by the air carrier, to close ticketing offices in the region, putting about 100 staff on the breadline.The WAWU, who is representing workers of LIAT’s office in Dominica, has said the plan once it comes to fruition, will add to already “high unemployment” levels on the island and elsewhere.Brian Challenger, LIAT’s Chief Executive Officer is part of the LIAT team which will meet with the trade unions.Kertiste Augustus will represent WAWU at the meeting.Dominica Vibes News 42 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more

Batesville to Hold “Deck Your House” Contest

first_imgfile photoBATESVILLE, Ind. — The City of Batesville will be holding the “Deck Your House” Contest.Batesville resident Ryan Stauffer, 11, created the contest and encourages homeowners to display Christmas lights and be recognized for their efforts, as well as support the local food pantry.In order to participate in the contest, you need to submit a photo of your home along with 5 canned goods or non-perishable items to the Memorial Building by noon on Wednesday, November 30.To be eligible to participate, your home must be within the city limits, and visible from the street.Participants will be announced on December 1 at the Batesville Tree Lighting, and voting will be open from December 1 through December 16 at 6 PM.1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be announced on December 19.last_img read more

Walter Hudepohl

first_imgWalter Hudepohl, 94 years old, of Milan passed away Monday, February 4, 2019 at his home with family by his side. Walter was born Monday, October 13, 1924 in Mt. Healthy, Ohio; the son of Herman and Clara (Wurzelbacher) Hudepohl. He married Margaret “Peggy” Duffy on May 17, 1947 and she preceded him in death July 8, 2017.  He was a devout member of St. Charles Catholic Church, a contractor and founder of Hudepohl Construction Company, and was awarded Conservation Farmer of the year in 1984.  His greatest passion was his wife and family.Walter is survived by children: Vincent (Sylvia) Hudepohl; Jean (Bill) Hicks; Rosemary (David) Carter; John (Hollis) Hudepohl; Theresa (Victor) Ferneding: Jenny (Chuck) Day; Thomas (Kathi) Hudepohl; Nancy (Dan) Denhart; Lois (Greg) Bogenschutz Kremer; Walter (Anne) Hudepohl; Virginia (Robert) Sinkhorn; brothers: Art (Rita) Hudepohl and David (Janie) Hudepohl; sister: Mary McIntosh; sister-in-law: Nancy Hudepohl; brother-in-law: Howard Niehaus. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, sisters: Rita Niehaus, Ann Griesser and Ed Griesser (brother in law) and brother: Herman Hudepohl.   He had over 100 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.Join us for the rosary at 9:30 AM and Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM on Saturday February 9, 2019 at St. Nicholas Church, 6461 East St. Nicholas Drive, Sunman, IN 47041.  Burial will follow in St. Charles Cemetery in Milan.  Family will receive guests at Walter’s Celebration of Life reception following the burial 12 to 3 PM at St. Charles Catholic Church Hall, 201 W. Ripley Street, Milan IN 47031.  Memorials can be made to the St. Charles Endowment Fund, St. Charles Right to Life, (address above) or charity of choice. Go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.  Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan IN is entrusted with arrangements. (812) 654-2141. Box 243 Milan, IN 47031.last_img read more

Europe’s golfers celebrate their latest Ryder Cup triumph.

first_imgMcGinley insists it would be wrong to take all of the credit for the victory.It was their third tournament victory in a row, ensuring they’ve won 6 out of the last 7 versions of the event.The teams next clash in 2016 at Hazeltine in the American state of Minnesota. They beat the USA by 5 points at Gleneagles.The European players have lavished praised on team Captain Paul McGinley following their win over USA at the Ryder cup in Gleneagles.The host retained the trophy by 5 points with Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell among those winning their single matches.last_img read more