Amara Residences has thrown down the gauntlet on sophisticated living

first_imgThe new $20 million Amara Residences is bringing a new level of sophistication to the Bulimba riverfront.DRAWING inspiration from the classic Queenslander, the new $20 million Amara Residences at Bulimba aim to bring elegance to the riverfront.Award-winning Brisbane architectural firm BVN has taken the meaning of Amara — “peaceful and eternal” — and made the 13 residences not only a place of calm to escape the hustle of the city, but also given them a timeless twist.BVN associate Glenn Bliesner said Amara Residences design paid homage to the Queensland lifestyle while adding a new level of sophistication by creating design that was more like living in a home than an apartment.Amara Residences in Bulimba.He said they aimed to bridge the gap between living areas and the natural environment, adding touches such as an enclosed all-weather balcony that became its own room.“This is not a typical viewing balcony, it’s actually an extension of the kitchen,” Bliesner said.“It’s a multifunctional space that could even be used as a pool room or a second living room.“Because we all like a backyard, there’s a touch of this on every level in the alfresco areas next to the urban balconies where we have placed special grassed planters that serve both design and function.”Amara Residences is a mix of two, three and four-bedroom offerings, ranging from 93sq m to 197sq m and starting from $1.99 million.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours agoAmara Residences in Bulimba.The apartments use natural tones of timber, masonry and stone, softened with natural greenery.Full-length glass walls take advantage of the stunning river views, while extended ceiling heights up to 3.8m in some living spaces add to natural light and ventilation.PDS Group development manager Michael Sutherland, whose company is seeing the project through from inception to completion, said the McConnell Street site could have fitted a higher density development, but that didn’t fit with the companies vision to create a destination residence.“Luxury living areas, spacious outdoor areas, commanding riverfront views and privacy bring all the elements of an exclusive Queensland home on the river to the fore here,” Sutherland said.Cloistered lobbies give the privacy of a home entry while quality fittings and European appliances give the final touch of elegance.Ground-floor residences have their own plunge pools on the garden terrace, overlooking a grassed river walk that leads to the water’s edge.Sutherland said the residences had been designed specifically for owner occupiers, a sector of the market that was benefiting from rising interstate migration and empty nesters downsizing.All residences have built-in day beds in their master bedroom, while some ensuites feature deep freestanding bathtubs and all have spacious walk-in robes.Amara is a short walk from Bulimba’s wealth of retail and recreational facilities, and is close to the Apollo Road City Cat terminal.last_img read more

Cricket News MS Dhoni enters elite list after match-winning knock in Hyderabad ODI

first_imgHis 71st fifty was his 11th in ODIs against Australia and in addition to his two centuries, he is 10th on the all-time list of fifty-plus scores against the Aussies. Among wicketkeeper batsmen, Dhoni is second on the list with 10474 runs at an average of 51 but he is still behind Kumar Sangakkara who has amassed 13341 runs at an average of 43.74.Graeme Gooch of England is the leading run-getter in List A with 22211 runs at an average of 40.16 while Graeme Hick of England is second on the list with 22059 runs. The second match will take place at the VCA stadium and Dhoni has a great record at this venue, averaging 134 with two centuries. Australia has never won at Jamtha, losing all three games in 2009, 2013 and 2017. In 2009, Dhoni smashed his first century against Australia when he blasted 124 to help India reach 354/5, their highest total against Australia at this venue. Australia has lost three consecutive bilateral ODI series in India starting from 2010.  MS Dhoni became fourth India player to go past 13000 runs in List A.Tendulkar, Dravid and Ganguly are the others to go past the landmark.Graham Gooch and Graeme Hick have scored over 22000 List A runs.  highlights New Delhi: MS Dhoni is a machine. Not only is he one of the greatest wicketkeepers in the world, his tactical acumen continues to be the best in the business. In addition, he continues to contribute runs on a consistent basis in the lower-middle order and he is a finisher-par-excellence. In the Hyderabad ODI against Australia, Dhoni continued to hurt the five-time world champions as he smashed his 71st ODI fifty and shared a 141-run stand with Kedar Jadhav (81*) to help India chase down 237 and take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. This was the third consecutive time that Dhoni had hurt Australia in a chase in ODIs, having hit fifties in Adelaide and Melbourne to help India secure a historic bilateral ODI series Down Under in January 2019. In the process of his fifty, Dhoni entered an elite list of batsmen. The former India skipper became only the fourth Indian player to go past 15000 runs in List A cricket. Sachin Tendulkar leads the list with 21999 runs at an average of 45.54 with 60 centuries and 114 fifties. Sourav Ganguly is second on the list with 15622 runs at an average of 41.32 while Rahul Dravid has 15271 runs at an average og 42.30.  For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more