Family home of 60 years has charm of a bygone era

first_img30 Ormond Street, Ascot, has been in the same fmaily for 60 yearsStephen Jones has good reason to hold fond memories of Kulumadau, an understated heritage house standing proud at 30 Ormond St in the Brisbane suburb of Ascot.The five-bedroom house has been in his family for 60 years and is where he spent his childhood – and much of his adulthood too. Stephen left home at 29, when he married and moved to Grange, but often returned to Ormond St for family celebrations and landmark events.His mother, Tessa, and father Lawrence Jones, who was awarded an OAM, bought the property in 1960 after returning from Papua New Guinea. The couple relocated there after World War II to help with the regeneration of the country’s agricultural crops. “When they returned they bought 30 Ormond St from a widow whose husband had been the manager of a sauce factory located at the end of the street. My grandmother lived across the road, so family was close by,” Stephen says. RELATED Doors to the past reveal a jewel It turned out to be the perfect place for the Joneses to start a new life and, with three older sisters, Stephen says the house quickly became the epicentre of family gatherings. “My mother was quite a celebrated cook and if we weren’t sitting around the dining room table, we were gathered around the pool outside,” Stephen says. “We’ve had many generations congregate there over the years.”After the deaths of both his parents, who were avid collectors of antiques, Stephen and his sisters made the difficult decision to put the house on the market. They have spent the past 12 months clearing the property of their parents’ things.“When you live in one place for 60 years you accumulate a lot of stuff, things you have long forgotten about. We found some really old treasures. It brought back a lot of memories and a greater understanding of our family history,” Stephen says. “Yet after stripping everything out, we came to a collective decision that the time had come for someone else to start their history here; for someone else to put their footprint on it.”There is certainly much about the property for potential buyers to admire.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours agoIf you are after heritage characteristics this Queenslander has them in spades; some were added or enhanced by Stephen’s father, who was a keen woodworker.“The house has character that will appeal to people who appreciate history. It puts you in touch with that time in Australia when every house had a story,” Stephen says. “The leadlights, ironmongery and wood carving; the skills to create these things are gone. You can’t fake these types of features these days. They’ll always be missing from new homes.” Federation features can be found in almost every room, from the carved archways in the formal sitting room (Stephen’s favourite in the house), to the ornate balustrade on the stairs, to the wood-panelled walls and stained-glass windows dotted throughout the property. While the house sits on three separately titled lots, totalling 1215sq m, its original footprint has not been extended since the Joneses moved in, so there’s plenty of room for expansion. “You could extend the lower floor out a great deal, make it a big entertaining area that flows out to the pool,” Stephen says. He hopes that whoever buys the property will be keen to start a new family chapter in what has been their treasured home. “When you’ve lived in a federation, or wooden house, there’s nothing like it. There’s a real warmth about it. It’s all about home and hearth. I’ll miss that, but it’s time for another family’s story to begin here.”You can view 30 Ormond St today at 10.45am. It will be auctioned on site at 1pm on April 4, with auctioneer Haesley Cush. Young expats fly in to snap up a dream cottagelast_img read more

Foundation grants bring CPR training to St. Louis students

first_imgBatesville, In. —St. Louis School is committed to educating students to be productive adults and contributors to the community.Using grants from the Ripley County Community Foundation and the Rising Sun Regional Foundation 7th & 8th grade students will learn how to administer CPR. The grant dollars were used to purchase manikins, face shields and instruction materials.last_img

Film ‘S druge strane medalje’ in SARTR and on TV SA

first_imgIn the premises of Sarajevo War Theatre, there was a press conference on the occasion of the film premiere ‘S druge strane medalje’ (The other side of the medal) by Esma Velagić in production of TV SA.The film talks about BiH para-Olympic volleyball team who won European and World Championships.‘The Golden Boys’- as they call them have broken the prejudice of being a disabled person by winning many medals, including several Olympic medals.Nonetheless, this film is not just a story of their sports achievements, but also about their life achievements too.Executive director of TVSA Mirza Sulejmanović, Velagić, manager of the Para-Olympic Volleyball team of BIH Mirza Hrustemović and manager of SARTR Nihad Kreševljaković said that the Para-Olympic Volleyball team of BiH have conquered themselves first, surpassed all obstacles, and the author of the film found the inspiration in that struggle to overcome own limitations.The film will premiere on 14 March at 9 p.m. in SARTR and on TV SA.last_img read more


first_imgPaul gets behind his team St Michaels in Glenswilly last night. Pictures courtesy and copyright of Geraldine Diver.It’s not easy to go to the home of the county champions and get a result as golfer Paul McGinley found out last night.The Ryder Cup captain was a surprise visitor to the Glen for his side St Michael’s league game against Glenswilly.rish Golfing legend Paul Mc Ginley, Glenswilly Chairman Mick Murphy, and Club Pro Paul Gallagher at the Senior League clash between St Michael’s and Glenswilly Photo: Geraldine DiverThe affable sportsman chatted and mixed with a large contingent of fans who attended the game. And he posed happily for pictures with fans including Glenswilly stalwarts Mick Murphy and Paul Gallagher despite his side going down by a single point.McGinley is a huge GAA fan who was a fine underage player in Dublin in his day.Who he will be shouting for if Donegal meet Dublin in the semi-final of the All-Ireland championship is anybody’s guess!GOLFER McGINLEY LEFT IN THE ‘ROUGH’ AFTER HIS VISIT TO GLENSWILLY! was last modified: July 27th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalglenswillyGolfer Paul McGinleySt Michaelslast_img read more