Dream homes individually created for apartment buyers

first_imgDwell Newstead allows buyers to customise apartments, like Nelson Duan’s.Home buyers at Dwell Newstead are finalising their wish lists with the ability to customise their own apartments.The “create your own” feature is one of Dwell’s main points of difference, along with expansive podium green space and city views.Currently under construction, buyers can customise floor plans.Dibcorp managing director Franco Di Bartolomeo said it was not the typical customisation level you might find in any other development. “We meet with the client to finalise their wish list and within days our in-house team can produce a new architectural internal design that incorporates all the buyer’s needs”, Mr Di Bartolomeo said.Buyer Nelson Duan liked the idea of joining two apartments on consecutive levels by adding an internal staircase and he met Enclave Property Group principal Sharon Campbell to discuss his options. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoDwell Newstead allows buyers to customise apartments, like Nelson Duan’s.Creating a unique 224sq m two-level skyhome on levels 9 and 10, complete with three secured car parks and extra storage was his dream home.“After being in the market looking for a place to call home for nearly two years, finding a development with such a high level of customisation and right in the heart of Newstead was exactly what I wanted,” Mr Duan said.“Since I travel a lot for business I needed a low-maintenance home that I could lock and leave, without compromising on size, amenities or lifestyle.”His wish list included a clear division of private and social spaces, a master retreat with walk-in robe and ensuite, a generously proportioned scullery, a media room, and it had to be dog-friendly for his french bulldog, Zegna.“Thanks to Dwell’s flexibility, I was able to incorporate a 6m void, adding an entrance with a huge wow factor, a unique personality to my home, as well as plenty of natural light and a glass facade that frames stunning city views,” Mr Duan said.“I really like the idea of having the second floor working as a private retreat, with its own entrance, secluded from the social areas.”Three, four and five-bedroom skyhomes and penthouses at Dwell Newstead are selling from $925,000.last_img read more

USC drops heartbreaker to Providence in first round of NCAA tournament

first_imgRather than recording their first NCAA tournament win since 2009, the Trojans will instead exit March Madness early after falling in heartbreaking fashion in the first round to the Providence Friars 70-69 on Thursday night in Raleigh.With the Trojans ahead by one with three seconds remaining, USC left Providence sophomore forward Rodney Bullock open at the basket off an inbounds play and Bullock made a layup to win the game for the Friars.Up by five with 2:41 remaining, the Trojans committed several late mistakes prior to the defensive lapse that cost them the game. Consecutive turnovers led to a dunk and a 3-pointer by Providence that tied the game at 68-68. Missed free throws by freshman forward Bennie Boatwright, sophomore guard Elijah Stewart and junior guard Julian Jacobs allowed the Friars to make the late comeback.Jacobs was fouled after a couple of key blocks by Stewart and freshman forward Chimezie Metu that gave USC possession with 15 seconds to play. But Jacobs missed the front-end of a one-and-one, allowing Providence to take the final shot of the game.Four Trojans finished in double figures, with McLaughlin’s 15 points leading the way. Junior forward Nikola Jovanovic added 14 points. The Friars were paced by 19 points from sophomore forward Ben Bentil. Bullock and junior guard Kris Dunn both had 16.There were times in the first half when it seemed like Providence might pull away and open up a large lead, but the Trojans clamped down on defense when they needed to, holding the Friars without a field goal for over a five-minute stretch, allowing them to hang in the game.After trailing for much of the half, sophomore guard Malik Marquetti tied it at 33-33 with a jumper and a late 3-pointer by junior guard Katin Reinhardt put the Trojans in front.USC led 36-35 at halftime.The second half started with the teams trading baskets and the lead. The Trojans managed to pull ahead 60-53 on a reverse dunk by Jacobs, only to have Providence respond with an 8-0 run capped off with a 3-pointer by Dunn to take a 61-60 advantage with under six minutes to play.But the Trojans answered after a timeout as McLaughlin made a tough floater and Boatwright followed with a jumper to give USC a 64-61 lead. The Trojans were seemingly in control – even drawing a crucial fourth foul on Dunn, Providence’s second-leading scorer – until the very end, when their inexperience and youth got the best of them, allowing a historic and potentially program-defining victory to slip away.last_img read more