More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours ago Of the renovations, Mrs Lane described them as “timeless”, with their focus on retaining as much of the old world charm as possible while updating the home with modern inclusions.The bungalow sits on a leafy 1335sq m corner block, with gardens by Steve Clegg Designs,Character features of the home include a rendered exterior with gabled, terracotta tiled roofing, leadlight glass panes, high ceilings, ornate cornices and polished timber. 119 VIRGINIA AVENUE HAWTHORNEOne of Karen Lane’s fondest memories of their Hawthorne home was watching her three daughters swinging from the giant poinciana tree and creating there own secret hideaways in the garden.“That would be my favourite memory, the girls playing their imaginary games,” she said. The first stage of the renovations involved adding an extension which included a parents’ retreat and a large open living area. The kitchen was also redone and a terrace with polished concrete floors was added.During stage two of the renovations the original bathroom and sleepout were transformed into a pavilion-style bathroom.Mrs Lane said the terrace, which has its own pizza oven, was her favourite spot in the house, and had hosted many family events over the years. In the home’s centre is a spacious lounge room that adjoins a music room and formal dining room. But with those girls now adults, it is time to move on after 17 years, a prospect that Mrs Lane and her husband are doing with a heavy heart.The couple bought the sprawling property in 2002, with the 1930s California bungalow-style house undergoing two renovations. “When we first saw it, it needed work,” she said. “We renovated it over two stages, but what I have always loved about this house is that it is full of surprises.“You can’t really tell just how big the property is until you walk through the front gate and the house still has a lot of its character and soul.” Mrs Lane said the home was close to good schools, amenities, Hawthorne Park and the ferry terminal.“Leaving this suburb, this space, it is the unknown for us,” she said. “We are not sure how we will go downsizing and not having that space, privacy and greenery that we are used to. “But it would suit a family with young children, or even an older couple downsizing from a bigger block, say from Brookfield, who want a garden.“It will be tough to leave.” Three other bedrooms can be found toward the front of the home, while a fifth room can beused as a fifth bedroom or study.Other features include a third fireplace in the formal lounge room, an alarm system, a 7000L water tank, irrigation system, city glimpses, and ducted airconditioning. Marking the transition from the original build into the modern extension is a split-level staircase that leads from the central corridor down to the kitchen, which has timber cabinetry, stone benchtops, stainless-steel appliances, an island benchtop and a breakfast bar.The oversized outdoor terrace can be accessed via sliding doors, and includes a built-in barbecue, bar fridge and the woodfired pizza oven with flume that doubles as an external fireplace. This area overlooks the saltwater swimming pool and lawn, and benefits from breezes all year round.Also at the back of the house is the parents’ retreat, which includes a sitting room with a gas fireplace, a sound system, a built-in bookcase and a bay window overlooking the rear of the property. There is also a master bedroom with an in-built corner lounge, wraparound walk-in robe and an ensuite with a double basin vanity and double shower.
Gregory Allen Huntington Sr., age 52, of Osgood passed away on August 3, 2020 at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. Greg was born on June 21, 1968 to Mert and Judy (Palmer) Huntington in Batesville, IN.Greg attended Jac-Cen-Del High School. After school, he entered the workforce. He enjoyed his career as a truck driver and opened his own business, Huntington Trucking in 2013. He wore every title in the endeavor, from mechanic to logistic consultant.Greg would meet and marry his forever partner, Denene Lee, on September 23, 1988. They were blessed with a son, Greg Jr. and a daughter, Natasha. Many things had special meaning to Greg, but nothing like his granddaughters. He loved sharing laughs and hugs with them.He was always quick to make you laugh and was up to date on the most recent jokes. He had a passion for the outdoors from fishing to shooting guns. He enjoyed coon hunting and training his favorite dog.Greg is survived by wife Denene, son Greg Allen Huntington Jr., daughter Natasha Nicole (Anthony) Carpenter, granddaughters Katelyn Nicole and Tiffany Lynn, mother Judy Huntington, brother Mert (Rhonda), and numerous uncles, aunts, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father Mert.Visitation will be held on Friday August 7, 2020 from 4-7 pm at Neal’s Funeral Home in Osgood. Funeral services will be held on Saturday August 8, 2020 at 2:30 (Doors will open at 2:00) also at Neal’s Funeral Home. In accordance with the state mandate, mask will be required. Memorials may be given to the family in care of the funeral home. Online condolences can be left at Nealsfuneralhome.net
The No. 6 USC women’s rowing team won its fourth Jessop-Whittier Cup in school history and second straight at the San Diego Crew Classic.It was the first time in USC history that the Women of Troy won back-to-back Jessop-Whittier Cups. USC qualified all three varsity boats for the grand final.USC’s efforts were led by the varsity eight, which finished its race in 7:03.93.The Women of Troy never trailed in the race, finishing a boat length ahead of No. 1 Virginia, No. 8 Washington, No. 2 California, UCLA and No. 5 Stanford.USC’s second varsity eight was hindered by its position in lane 6, having to deal with cross winds and an outgoing tide.The boat took sixth place, falling behind UCLA, Washington, Virginia, Stanford and California.USC’s second varsity four won its third final, finishing 11 seconds in front of Stanford. The novice eight took third in the petite final and ninth overall.USC’s varsity four boat, which competed in the last grand final at the event, also encountered the same problems as the second varsity eight in lane 6, finishing fifth behind Virginia, Washington State, UCLA and Tennessee.The Women of Troy will next compete at Carnegie Lake in Princeton, N.J., on April 14 against Princeton and Yale.