Design inspiration: this waterfront house nails Hamptons style

first_imgThe gourmet kitchen features a butlers pantry.Set over three storeys, the waterfront Hamptons-style residence features five large separate outdoor entertaining areas, while inside offers rooms including a guest master suite, main suite, gourmet kitchen, home theatre, cavernous dressing room and separate make up station. 5 Midshipman Court, Paradise Waters is on the market for offers over $3.75 million.NEUTRAL palettes, Gable-style roofs and ornate decor — ‘Anchorage’ features classic Hamptons construction and has not yet been lived in, awaiting its first residents.Recent modifications have taken the livability of this already spacious home to the next level.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa20 hours agoThe stunning pool area has a built-in barbecue. How’s this for an entry?Outside, low maintenance gardens complement the private pool area, decked out with an outhouse, private courtyards and dock. The 733sq m property faces east on 20m of sandy waterfrontlast_img read more

AVB under fire as Chelsea stumble again

first_imgChelsea 1 Birmingham 1Frustrated Chelsea fans chanted Jose Mourinho’s name during yet another dismal display by their team.Championship side Birmingham went ahead in this FA Cup fifth-round tie through David Murphy’s 20th-minute opener and Juan Mata had a penalty saved before Daniel Sturridge equalised.AdChoices广告The result will do nothing to ease the pressure on Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas, whose players were booed off by some of the Stamford Bridge crowd after the final whistle.And many of those supporters made their feelings clear amid reports that former boss Mourinho may be interested in a return to the club were owner Roman Abramovich to wield the axe.Birmingham’s goal highlighted the defensive shortcomings that have plagued Chelsea under Villas-Boas.Nathan Redmond’s corner was not particularly well struck and should have been cleared, but it wasn’t and after City defender Curtis Davies swung his boot at the ball and missed, Murphy netted at the far post.Chelsea were given a chance to equalise when Ramires, back after injury, was needlessly fouled in the area by Wade Elliott.But the resulting spot-kick by Mata was superbly kept out by keeper Colin Doyle, who dived to push the ball onto the post.Chelsea eventually levelled shortly after the hour mark courtesy of Sturridge’s powerful header from Branislav Ivanovic’s right-wing cross.But they were unable to find a second goal and face a tricky replay at St Andrews.They at least showed a marked improvement in the second-half – after the hapless Fernando Torres was taken off at the interval.It was another miserable afternoon for the Spanish striker in what was billed as a major chance for him to finally find the net.Time could be running out for Torres, but it is Villas-Boas’ future that will be under most scrutiny following another poor result.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more