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Journey around the world in design

For buyers wanting a picturesque getaway home located in a down south favourite, 50 Cherry Hills Circle, Dunsborough ticks all the boxes.

Overlooking a serene lake bordering the Dunsborough Lakes Golf Club, this 662sqm property prioritises tranquility and comfort in both the design and layout.

Enter through an 18th century front door sourced from Brittany, France and head down a 2m-wide hallway laden with polished concrete.

The home showcases and eclectic design, with influences from France, Italy and northern Africa.
Camera IconThe home showcases and eclectic design, with influences from France, Italy and northern Africa. Credit: PETER HUGHES/Edison McGrath.

Among the high ceiling rooms, chic lighting fixtures and gleaming surfaces are tastefully punctured by a collection of charming, old and international fixtures, including several French light fittings, a French cabinet, a carved wooden bedroom piece from India, sleepers from the Busselton railway line and locally sourced and hand-crafted fireplace stone.

Subtle rustic features bring a warm, earthy atmosphere to the space

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The Latest: Coronavirus Outbreak Grows at Boston Hospital | World News

BOSTON — An outbreak of coronavirus infections at a major Boston hospital has grown to 19 confirmed cases.

Brigham and Women’s Hospital originally said it had identified 10 cases among staff and patients connected to two inpatient units.

A new hospital statement says 98 employees have been tested to date, and 11 of them tested positive. In addition, it says 50 patients have been tested, with eight positive.

An additional 445 people are in the process of being tested, and the hospital expects the number of positive cases to grow.

No other areas of the hospital have been affected.


— New York City to offer expanded outdoor dining year-round

— Virginia Gov. Northam and wife test positive for virus

— French Open limits fans to 1,000 per day as cases spike in Paris

— Gov. Ron DeSantis lifted all restrictions

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Exotic Kitchen Design Makeovers From Around the World

When doing a kitchen renovation or designing a new kitchen for you custom built home, you can choose many different exotic styles from around the world. If you have a limited budget, you can decide on the style and slowly renovate your kitchen when you have the money until it is complete. It is an important part of your home and family so make sure that it has enough light and ventilation and does not have a cluttered feel.


This kitchen renovation will bring to your kitchen a warm rustic mood with earthy colors. These colors can include hues of olive green, and yellow, and mellow shades of burgundy, gold, and burnt orange. The Tuscan kitchen stems from the Mediterranean architecture so blue also goes well with this design. To give your walls a rustic feel, you need to texture them using builder’s sand to the paint or do … Read More

James Hardie Siding Ranks As a World Leader

There is a 120-year-old Australian company that leads the world in the manufacture of fiber-based cement. The James Hardie Inc. company was founded in Melbourne in 1888. Today, the company has a worldwide prescience with plants located in the United States, Philippines, New Zealand as well as Australia.

Wide Range of Fiber Cement Products

Specializing in fiber cement for more than a century, Hardie presents a wide array of products including mold, bug, flame, moisture and more impact products for house construction. These fiber cement products include soffit, trim, flashing and siding. The company’s siding product is most popular and highly sought after and used by housing contractors worldwide.

Proprietary Formula

James Hardie board siding products are made from a proprietary formula. It consists of a blend of Portland cement, wood fiber and water and sand. The formula provides exacting durability that makes the product last a lifetime. This product … Read More

Old World Style Kitchen Designs

With the emergence of new styles and modern amenities, today’s kitchens have undergone complete transformation. Along with the appliances, the set ups of the tiles, boards and kitchen counters also have been reformed. Even so, there are certain individuals who prefer to give their kitchens an authentic and traditional look and hence, the Old World style kitchens have been successful in sustaining their standing.

Old World kitchens were designed in a unique manner. They typically were heavily decorated with distinctive door styles, layered finishes, and stacked with moldings to provide a visual feast. The most frequently used wood for the Old World furniture was either Oak or Cherry. The Old World style kitchen accessories included copper posts, baskets, chopping blocks, crocks, and antique serving pieces. The floors were made either of tiles or wood finishing. The wood and tile finishing differed in darkness level, distressing, sandthrough, paint, and edging. The … Read More