Kick back and gaze out on the city with a glass of wine.“We love the view from the deck,” Mr Higgins said.“We like to sit back with a glass of wine, looking straight at the city.”Mr Higgins said the indoor-outdoor flow enabled easy entertaining.“We really wanted the kitchen to flow and connect with the external deck area,” he said.“The layout has been fantastic for entertaining when we have people over for things like Riverfire.” There is an in-built barbecue, sink and wine fridge on the balcony.At the rear of the second floor is an open-plan living, kitchen and dining area, which flows out to the back deck.This area has an in-built barbecue, sink and wine fridge, and is Mr Higgins’ favourite space at the property. At the rear of the home is a plunge pool.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019The residence includes a small part of the original cottage at the front of the property, before opening up to a large extension, both upstairs and down.There are two bedrooms on each floor, with a garage, bathroom, laundry and family room also downstairs.Upstairs is the main bedroom, and its ensuite which has a double vanity. The house at 33 Lever St, Albion, is for sale.THE ever evolving Albion has been the ideal place for Hunter and Sally Higgins to build their perfect family home.Mr Higgins said the recent boom in the suburb’s cafe culture and the upcoming train station upgrade made it an up and coming suburb. The front of the house has the original cottage from the block.“Albion, I believe, is the next big growth precinct,” Mr Higgins said.“It has evolved with all the restaurants, coffee shops and microbreweries, and it’s only 4km from the city.“There’s a lot to happen in Albion in the near future.”With the added advantage of being in the prestigious Ascot State School catchment, it would be hard to beat the location of the house in the quiet Lever St. An indoor-outdoor flow was an important part of the home’s design.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51
Toffees manager Roberto Martinez believes Swansea counterpart Garry Monk should not be judged on his brief record as a fledgling boss. The 35-year-old former club captain was put in interim charge when Michael Laudrup was sacked in early February despite having no previous experience. In his first month in charge he had to balance the demands of the FA Cup, Europa League and Barclays Premier League. Despite exit from both cup competitions, their league form has not improved and Monk has won just once – his first game against south Wales rivals Cardiff – as the side have picked up five points from as many matches to leave them perilously close to the relegation zone. Martinez admits he has a soft spot for his former club and, ahead of their third meeting this season, has backed Monk to keep them in the top flight. “I have been very impressed with Garry Monk and it would be a big mistake to try to assess his time just by the results,” said the Spaniard. “Some of the performances have been impressive, especially the two games against Napoli in the Europa League where he brought a mature performance from the players. “Even the game against Liverpool (losing 4-3 at Anfield) and games at home to Crystal Palace (1-1) and West Brom (a 2-1 defeat) have been very small margins and that is why they are where they are in the league. “I don’t think there is a big difference or something huge lacking. “I have been very impressed with the way he has handled the demands of a short period of time with so many games. “Everyone has had a good reaction and I know it will be a really tough game for us on Saturday.” Everton are currently sixth, occupying the final Europa League spot, but Martinez knows they will have to win the majority of their remaining 10 matches to keep their European dream alive. Manchester United are three points behind, having played a match more, but fifth-placed Tottenham could well be caught as they are only two ahead having played two games more. “Thirty points is a huge amount. We are playing for 15 points at home, which is something we welcome as our football at Goodison has been full of confidence and good play,” added Martinez. “Our points average at home has been exceptional and we need to carry on with that but in the same manner you need to be able to go away from home and get competitive performances.” Striker Michu is set to continue on the comeback trail for Swansea. Michu returned off the bench after three months out with an ankle injury when Swansea lost at home to West Brom last weekend. Jonjo Shelvey, who has had hamstring trouble, looks poised to feature at Goodison Park, along with Nathan Dyer, who also missed the Albion clash as he rested a heel injury. Monk is “totally confident” his Swansea team will collect enough points to finish clear of the relegation zone. The loss against the Baggies means Swansea go into the clash at Goodison Park just four points above Sunderland, who lie 18th. They have not claimed a league win since beating Cardiff, and the West Brom result certainly provided a piercing wake-up call if one was required. “The first thing I said to the players (last Saturday) was ‘you are now going to learn exactly what it’s like to fight’,” head coach Monk said. “You could see West Brom’s attitude in the second half. They upped the spirit and intensity, and at that point we couldn’t match it. “The positive was that we saw a team fighting for their lives. Some players will not have experienced it before, but it is at times like this you see who is a boy and who is a man. “The reaction in training this week has been good. All the players have been pushing each other. “But the ultimate point is you’ve got to turn those performances into results. If I am not happy I will tell them, but they weren’t happy themselves.” The centre-back has missed three matches with a hamstring injury and if he is not considered fit enough John Stones will continue to deputise. Midfielder Steven Pienaar, who missed last week’s win over Cardiff with a knee cartilage problem, is expected to be out for a further two to three weeks. Press Association Everton captain Phil Jagielka is rated at 50-50 to make his return for the visit of Swansea.
He has been sidelined since, and the Blue Devils (26-5) have struggled in his absence, winning just three of their last six games. Related News 🚨 ZI🤯N STATUS UPDATE:🍿🍿🍿💨💨💨🚀🚀🚀✈️👀🎬🚂‼️🍽☀️🦁😈(He’s back) pic.twitter.com/VleciNZ6V6— Duke Basketball (@DukeMBB) March 14, 2019Williamson injured his left knee Feb. 20 against North Carolina when he planted his foot to cut and his shoe split apart. Williamson practiced fully with Duke this week in preparation for his return against the Orange (20-12). He is averaging 21.6 points per game with 8.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists. Zion Williamson is back.Duke announced that its freshman star will take the court Thursday in the No. 5 Blue Devils’ ACC Tournament matchup against Syracuse at 9 p.m. ET. UNC coach Roy Williams reacts to win over Duke: ‘It was ugly’