Newmarket ‘twin’ home with old school look to go under the hammer

first_imgReal Estate – Randolph Wijetunge is selling up his Newmarket home. Pic Mark Cranitch.He kept the home more or less untouched over the years, save for a few necessary updates and renovations and a new deck out the back.But he wanted to keep the style of the home more or less with the 1930s style from when it was built. 20 Wilston Road NewmarketWhen it was time for Randolph Wijetunge to buy his first home, he did not need to look very far because the perfect home was just next door.After growing up in a 1930s era character home at 18 Wilston St in Newmarket with his parents and two sisters, he always noticed how similar the house next door was.“It was exactly the same house, just with minor differences,” Mr Wijetunge said. “The exterior was almost exactly the same.” The home is going to auction this weekend.“Even in the kitchen I have kept the VJ panelling so it has kept that look right through,” he said.“The appliances are modern – I like the old and new.”Part of the older design – from the less open floor plan and smaller bedrooms – was very different to modern houses, but he said it added to the overall character.Mr Wijetunge plans to downsize and said it would be an ideal family home. It will be auctioned on-site at 20 Wilston Rd, Newmarket, tomorrow at 2pm through Alan Campbell at One Agency Metro West. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 3:17Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -3:17 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p480p480p256p256p228p228pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenMichelle Hele’s May market wrap03:17center_img The vendor did not want to change the retro look of the interiors.He learned that the “twin home” next door was actually constructed by the same builder as his parents’ house, and when number 20 went on the market Mr Wijetunge quickly snapped it up.“I just really loved that area and I liked that house, it just happened that Mum and Dad were next door,” he said.He liked the timber style, which flows from the facade through to the flooring and the VJ walls. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours ago“I love the VJ look, I think it has a lot of character,” Mr Wijetunge said. last_img read more

Sarajevo Half-Marathon to gather more than 1,300 Participants from all over the World

first_imgThe 11th Sarajevo Half marathon under the slogan “Sarajevo Bridges” is scheduled for Sunday, September 17, in front of the BBI Center, and participants and visitors from more than 30 countries are announced on the occasion of this great event.President of the Association Marathon Erol Mujanovic reminded that 70 people were gathered around the project 11 years ago, and today, this event gathers more than 3,000 starters, of which more than 1,300 are participants of the semi-marathon.“We have especially important groups from Sweden, Austria, Germany and regional countries, usually one or two people, they see that the route is very beautiful, they have a nice experience and stay in Sarajevo, they recommend it to others and next year we have more people coming,” said the first man of the association and a synonym for racing activities in Sarajevo.The half-marathon will have a socially responsible character again this year and it will support three associations from fields of environmental protection, children without parental care and people with special needs. They are hoping to collect at least 20,000 BAM.Mayor of Sarajevo Abdulah Skaka said that this represents a continuation of good practice and cooperation since 2007 and he promised to run a half-marathon by himself and expressed hope to realize the Sarajevo Marathon one day as well.It is still possible to apply for the G-Drive relay race- a 21 kilometers long race that will be run by teams of three, as well as for the Novonordisk Fun Run – 4 kilometers long race through the center of the city, and a big hit from the last year – the kids race Zmajzi Kids Run where from 300 places last year it was increased to 500 places.The path of this year’s half-marathon is: BBI Centar-– Marsala Tita, Alipasina Street, Patriotske lige Street, Alipasina Street, Marsala Tita Street, Vrbanja, Wilson’s Promenade, Franje Rackog Street, Fra Filipa Lastrica Street, Wilson’s Promenade, Vrbanja, Hiseta, Obala Kulina bana, Bentbasa, Telali, Mula Mustafe Baseskije Street, Marsala Tita Street – BBI Centar.(Source: A. P./Klix.ba)last_img read more