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Contemporary retreat sitting high on elevated block

first_imgThe master bedroom has its own level.Mr Anstey said the top floor patio was one of his favourite spaces in the home. “It’s great having that space for the parents upstairs, away from the rest of the house,” he said. “We also love the alfresco area — we have a ping pong table there right beside where everything is going on in the kitchen and living area.”Mr Anstey said the triple garage and the driveway, wide enough for three cars, were also handy. “This is a property that doesn’t have that claustrophobic feel you sometimes get with older suburbs,” he said. “It has a feeling of space whether you’re inside, on the veranda or outside. You can’t really see your neighbours.” The alfresco area is off the living room.There is also a study and a media room, which opens to the entertainment terrace and inground swimming pool with water feature. Upstairs the master suite has a retreat, walk-in robe, balcony and ensuite with spa bath. The home sits on an elevated block.The split-level architectural home is on an elevated block in the Baychesters Estate with views to the Gateway Bridge. The layout has an open-plan living, dining and kitchen space that opens to an alfresco area.The kitchen has stainless steel appliances and plenty of bench and cupboard space, including wine storage. More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020The three bedrooms on the ground floor have built-in robes and there is a powder room next to the internal laundry.center_img The home at 2 Ivy Cres is on the market in Wakerley.THIS Wakerley home has an entire floor dedicated to the master suite and retreat. Wayne and Robyn Anstey bought the four-bedroom home at 2 Ivy Cres 12 years ago for the feeling of space it offered.“We always get a sea breeze and we’re on top of everything,” Mr Anstey said.last_img read more

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USC College Democrats support Hillary Clinton and her vision for America

first_imgOn Nov. 8, I will be voting in a presidential election for the first time. To all those people who think that this election is crazy and don’t know who to vote for, I want to let you know that I understand completely and I could go on and on about how weird this election cycle is, but for time’s sake, I urge you to vote for the most qualified and prepared presidential candidate to lead our country. And that candidate is Hillary Clinton. Now, that doesn’t mean that I think she’s a flawless candidate. Clinton has been scrutinized in the public eye for quite some time now, as First Lady of Arkansas, First Lady of the United States, a U.S. Senator of New York and Secretary of State. These are not easy jobs, and she has made mistakes. I’m not denying that. But I don’t think she would be human if she didn’t make mistakes. I am voting for Hillary Clinton because she will fight for the entire spectrum of Americans, not just a select group or subset of society. Her vision for America is a country that champions its unique differences and supports other individuals regardless of race, national origin, gender, religious belief, sexual orientation, etc. Whether it’s proving more tax reliefs to working class families and cutting taxes for small businesses to grow, or cutting interest rates so that college students will be able to tackle student debt, or offering a full and equal path to citizenship or promoting naturalization, Clinton has fought for and will continue to fight for every group in society and ensure that all our voices are heard. Her policies outline effective solutions and ways to make America inclusive to everyone. It is only through promoting inclusion and unity that we can move forward and progress as a nation. I am voting for Hillary Clinton because she understands that climate change is real and that we must take action to combat other environmental issues such as deforestation, global warming and ocean resource depletion. As an environmentalist and vegan myself, I want a president who recognizes the threat that climate change poses to our everyday lives and works toward leaving a sustainable planet for our future generations. Hillary has proposed concrete policies for addressing some of the most pressing environmental threats, whereas Donald Trump continuously denies that climate change exists, calling it “a hoax perpetuated by the Chinese.” Climate change is real, and we need a president who has a plan to tackle it. On Nov. 8, you have the power to make your voice heard and make a statement about what kind of country you want to see in the coming years. Voting for Donald Trump is equivalent to setting back all the progress that Democrats have worked tirelessly on during these past few years, including marriage equality, affordable healthcare and gun violence prevention. Voting for Donald Trump entails normalizing sexist remarks toward women, being complacent with racial slurs against people who don’t quite fit the mold of “being American” and dividing a nation that has embarked on so much progress to incorporate compassion in its domestic and foreign policies. The America I want to see is a nation that celebrates diversity and works for everyone, instead of a nation that promulgates fear, resentment and pitting people against each other. Hillary Clinton is the only candidate who can bring about a positive vision for our country, and I am proud to say that I’m with her. Jessica YuPresident, USC College Democratslast_img read more