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first_imgIf “corporations are people,” can they also be religious people? The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear two challenges to the Affordable Care Act involving for-profit companies that object on religious grounds to providing contraceptive coverage to their employees. Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. involves a family that operates an Oklahoma-based company of more than 500 arts and crafts shops in 41 states with 13,000 workers who would be eligible for health insurance coverage under the act, as well as an affiliated string of 35 Christian-themed bookstores. The suit argues that the company should not be forced to offer birth control services because that would violate their exercise of religious freedoms under the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act. In Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius, a Pennsylvania-based Mennonite cabinet-making company appeals a Third Circuit Court ruling that said a for-profit, secular business could not claim a free exercise of religious rights.To gain a sense of the issues involved, the Gazette spoke with Mark Tushnet, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, about the cases and what’s at stake in them.GAZETTE: What’s the significance of the court taking up these two particular cases?TUSHNET: The two cases together present the whole range of issues that the contraceptive mandate for private businesses raises. There’s [an] issue about whether it’s constitutionally permissible to require private businesses to provide this kind of insurance. And then there’s a statutory issue about whether, even if it’s constitutionally permissible to require the coverage, there’s a statute, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, that might make it unlawful … to require the coverage.GAZETTE: How does the Religious Freedom Restoration Act factor into this debate?TUSHNET: The act says that significant burdens on religious conscience have to be strongly justified. That’s a stronger standard, a more demanding standard than the constitutional standard. So, even if something is constitutionally permissible, it might be unlawful under the statute.GAZETTE: What constitutes a significant burden?TUSHNET: That’s what’s at issue. The statute just says a substantial burden on religious conscience. The statutory question is whether, first of all, for-profit corporations have religious consciences that can be burdened at all. And then second, if they do — for example, they are owned by a very small number of people who do have religious beliefs — if such corporations can be burdened. Is the requirement that they provide this kind of coverage a substantial burden on their conscience?GAZETTE: Do companies already have a right to violate federal law simply by claiming religious objections?TUSHNET: These are the first cases raising significant questions about for-profit corporations. There are some cases dealing with churches that have the corporate form, and they do have the right to assert religious [objections].GAZETTE: Is this an opportunity for the court to expand the “rights” of corporations first recognized in the 2010 Citizens United decision?TUSHNET: In some sense, yes. The corporations are arguing that, just as in Citizens United, they are persons with constitutional and statutory rights. It’s always been true that corporations have certain kind of rights, but there’s always a question of which rights they have. This would provide the court an opportunity to describe in more detail the kinds of rights corporations have.GAZETTE: What are the arguments the court is likely to hear from both sides?TUSHNET: On the side of the corporations, I think they’re going to emphasize two things. First, both of the corporations involved are privately held corporations. One, I think, has five shareholders, all of whom are part of a close family; the other may have a few more. They’re not publicly traded corporations, not listed on stock exchanges. And they’re going to emphasize that because they have a small number of shareholders, the shareholders should be treated as the corporation. That’s the first thing. And then secondly, because the shareholders are the corporation, they are individuals, and they do have, as individuals, rights of religious freedom. Once the plaintiffs establish that, they will say that the contraceptive mandate does impose a substantial burden on their right of religious conscience without a strong enough justification.On the other side, the government will contend that for-profit corporations, whether they are private or public, simply can’t have rights of religious conscience. It’s not the kind of right a corporation can have. A corporation can have a right against an unlawful search, and it can have a right to fair treatment in trials, but it can’t have rights of religious conscience. Second, even if the court says, “Yes, they might have rights of religious conscience,” the government’s going to say the contraceptive mandate doesn’t impose a substantial burden on them because the corporations are not being required to provide contraceptive services. They’re simply being required to provide access to those services by employees who might or might not use the services.GAZETTE: Does the refusal to provide access to birth control violate the civil rights of affected employees?TUSHNET: The government’s position will be that the interest that the employees have in having access to contraceptives is an important enough interest to justify whatever burden on conscience there is. That’s the way the employee’s interest enters as a justification for whatever burden is imposed. The government’s position is it might impose some burden, but the greater burden [is that] the employees are burdened as well, and it’s permissible for Congress to say that the employees’ burden is more substantial than the burden on the corporations.GAZETTE: In the Hobby Lobby case, there appears to be some question about whether the company has adequately demonstrated that its refusal is entirely religiously based. What is the standard for what constitutes true religious objection versus, say, a personal distaste or political objection?TUSHNET: The constitutional standard is that the objection has to be sincere. That is, when you say you have a religious objection, you have to be sincere in saying that. And the courts are rather generous in finding that objections are sincere because they don’t really like to try to go inside the heads of people who are saying something, even if they may have a financial interest in saying so as well. It’s a pretty low standard.GAZETTE: If the court rules against the Obama administration, what are the potential repercussions for the Affordable Care Act?TUSHNET: A lot will depend on how the ruling is formulated. If the ruling is confined to for-profit corporations that are privately held with a very small number of shareholders, it probably would not have that much impact. Hobby Lobby happens to be a really big corporation with a really small number of shareholders, but I think that’s unusual. My impression is, in the other case, it’s a much smaller operation. If the judges say all for-profit corporations are entitled to make this claim, it could have a much more substantial effect. One of the peculiarities of the situation is that … when you seek this exemption, you simultaneously are invoking your right of religious conscience, and doing something that has a financial benefit to you. If you have a broad ruling, lots of people would have an incentive financially to make this kind of claim, and that would force the courts to examine questions of sincerity that they’re not really happy about examining.GAZETTE: Could the cases open up a Pandora’s box of future challenges to all sorts of things?TUSHNET: What would happen then is that the standard would be: Is there a substantial burden on religious conscience, that is not adequately justified, in the employee’s interest? If the court says, in the contraceptive case, there’s a substantial burden and it’s not adequately justified, that doesn’t preclude later courts from saying that although [for example] Christian Scientists might have an objection to providing insurance for any medical treatment and that might burden their conscience, the interests of their employees in having access to medical care is a substantial justification. And my bet is that that’s what would happen were Christian Scientists to make that claim. My guess is that if the court rules in favor of the challengers here, the courts will be reluctant to expand the decision.This interview has been edited for length and clarity.last_img read more


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first_imgAs someone who has spent the great majority of my career working for and with the channel, I get very excited discussing how Dell Technologies Design Solutions channel partners can add value to the unique needs of our OEM customers.We all know that no one person – however talented – can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to perform it. In the same way, irrespective of company size, I believe that we all need an ecosystem of partners to bring additional intelligence and skills to the table.Solving challengesOur channel partners serve as a great extension to our team, helping us design and deliver the best possible solution for you. While each partner brings different expertise, there is one commonality across the board – we always work with experts we trust, who can help us to solve challenges, speed time to market, and acquire new business for OEMs.As a tier one infrastructure provider, we have, of course, deep knowledge of over 40 vertical industries coupled with massive supply chain and engineering expertise. However, our partners go even deeper in their vertical expertise, especially when it comes to integration. They can help us get into the nitty gritty to solve your customer challenges.Differentiating your solutionThis is particularly true today. We are seeing a major increase in complexity with the introduction and expansion of 5G, AI, remote working, the build-out of smart cities, and the sheer tsunami of connected, intelligent things. There are also new demands at a vertical level. The end result? The final mile – the last part of customization and solution development – has become increasingly important.This is both a challenge and an opportunity. Research shows that the more complex that last 20 percent of the solution is, the greater the differentiation you as an OEM enjoy in the market. In that last critical phase, we can help get you to market faster and differentiate your solution from the competition.Helping you growWorking with our channel partners, we can blend our processes to help you maximize your total addressable market, meeting your needs on both a regional and global level. For example, we understand it can be difficult to juggle everything simultaneously, managing materials and throughput lead times alongside deployment.As case in point, one of our OEM customers, who held just five percent of its total addressable market, was struggling to grow due to challenges with a recent acquisition. A channel partner was introduced to help consolidate processes and materials management globally. As a result, the customer became more competitive and agile, quickly doubling its business. Getting your solution to market fasterIn another example, one of our Fortune 500 customers needed help with custom software development as well as a simplified go-to-market and deployment process. Our channel partner not only created the custom software code, but also ensured it was optimized, tested and validated on our Dell Technologies platform.Importantly, our partner also worked with us to help the customer scale globally and get to market quickly. This included creating an end customer procurement portal plus providing finished goods inventory, global logistics, global support and technical support. In fact, the customer was so impressed with the combined power of Dell Technologies Design Solutions and our channel partner, that the full solution was never put out to bid.We’ve got you coveredOur channel partners work hand-in-hand with us to address unusual customer requests, streamline recertifications, build and test new proof of concepts, integrate third party components customize testing and manage shipping. In some cases, they carry the cost of inventory and serve as expert boots on the ground, supporting installation and deployment roll outs as well as providing special financing options.Are you ready for the symphony? Leverage our collective reach and services capabilities to tap into new markets and become more flexible and agile to win over your competition. We’d love to hear from you – contact us here and do stay in touch.Learn more about what we do at Dell Technologies Design Solutions.Follow us on Twitter @delltechdesignJoin our LinkedIn Dell Technologies Design Solutions Showcase page.last_img read more


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first_img For the Holiday season, Broadway-bound Something Rotten star Brian D’Arcy James and new mommy Stephanie J. Block will headline It’s Christmas Time in the City. They will be joined by conductor Steven Reineke and the Essential Voices USA choir on December 18 and 19. D’Arcy James was nominated for a Tony twice for Sweet Smell of Success and Shrek; Block received her first nomination for The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Tony nominees Brian d’Arcy James, Stephanie J. Block and Montego Glover, as well as Broadway alum Capathia Jenkins, will take part in The New York Pops’ 2015-16 concert season. The lineup features five concerts, the first of which—a tribute to Rodgers and Hammerstein—will kick off on October 9 at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. View Comments The season will also include 42nd on 57th: Broadway Today, highlighting showstoppers from the Great White Way, on March 11, as well as Lights, Camera Action, celebrating the iconic scores of Steven Spielberg and John Williams. Additional guest artists will be announced at a later date. Before that, Memphis Tony nominee Montego Glover, Newsies alum Capathia Jenkins and recording artist Sy Smith will pay tribute to luminaries of the American songbook, including Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Dinah Washington. The program, titled Sophisticated Ladies, will play Carnegie Hall on November 13.last_img read more


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first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 66-year-old Huntington man was arrested at a public hearing at Huntington Town Hall for allegedly biting a police officer on her arm as he was being hustled out of the meeting room Tuesday night, Suffolk County police said.Wearing outlandish gold-lamé, Dutch-style wooden shoes fit for a Keebler elf and a white shirt emblazoned with green turtles, Daniel Karpen had shown up about 20 minutes before the scheduled start of a 7 p.m. town council hearing on a controversial proposal to construct 360 age-restricted condos on Elwood Road in East Northport.At the main entrance to the building a public safety officer asked to look inside his backpack but Karpen refused, police said. Instead, he bolted inside the meeting room, where throngs of supporters and opponents of the project had already taken their seats. As they tried to make sense of what was happening, Karpen grabbed the podium, laughed at the crowd and began shouting.He reportedly had a box of wooden turtles in his backpack. A frequent attendee at Huntington Town council meetings, Karpen was known for wanting the town to remove its restriction against fishing in the pond at Heckscher Park, a town official said. Why Karpen chose the public meeting on the Elwood condo project to make a stand is unclear.As officers from the Second Precinct attempted to handcuff him, Karpen allegedly bit a female officer in the hallway, police said. She was later taken to Huntington Hospital with non-threatening injuries.Karpen was charged with disorderly conduct, trespassing, resisting arrest and assault. He will be arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Central Islip.last_img read more


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first_imgDuring one of our credit union brand development projects, the topic of corporate social responsibility arose, and I got push back from the CEO.“It seems like every organization says they are giving back to some charitable cause,” he said. “I don’t see the value in it. We’ve tried that before. We don’t get anything out of it. Sure, it may do some good for the community, but people are not loyal to us because of it.”I have to admit, he’s partially right.According to Aflac’s National Survey on Corporate Social Responsibility, 66% of people say companies that pursue responsibility efforts do it only for good public relations. Another 49% believe a company is bragging when it talks about its responsibility initiatives.Should we just pack it all in? Not exactly.The credit union CEO’s pessimism mirrors that of the general public. When it comes to corporate social responsibly – even branding, advertising and marketing – we are all skeptics. When we interact with a brand, there’s always the question of, “Why should we care?” ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more


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first_img– Advertisement – The 768-page “A Promised Land” is the first of two volumes penned by Obama since he left office in 2017. It looks at the early years of his political life, including his election in 2008, dealing with a global financial crisis and pushing for reform at Wall Street, fighting with Republicans to pass the Affordable Care Act (Obama Care), and taking a different approach to military strategy in Afghanistan and authorising the operation that killed Osama bin Laden.obama oprah apple tv plus barack obama the oprah conversation apple tv plusOfficial artwork for The Oprah Conversation’s Obama episodePhoto Credit: Apple- Advertisement – Barack Obama will be the next guest on Apple TV+’s The Oprah Conversation, Apple has announced. The episode with the former US President will be available Tuesday, November 17 at 7:30pm IST / 2pm GMT / 6am PT, alongside the global launch of Obama’s new memoir, “A Promised Land”. With Oprah, Obama will discuss the years leading up to his presidency, what brought him into politics, and the things he had to balance and tackle during his eight years as President of USA.And in a change of pace, The Oprah Conversation episode with Barack Obama will be available for free to everyone, even if you don’t have an ongoing Apple TV+ subscription. There’s just one caveat: the free-to-watch period for this episode will end on Tuesday, December 1.- Advertisement –center_img In a prepared statement, Oprah said: “This book was worth the wait. Everybody who reads it is going to be on this journey from the gruelling and monotonous grind of the campaign, to taking us inside the Oval Office and the Cabinet Room and the Situation Room and sometimes, even the bedroom. This book has both the intimacy and the grandeur coming through in this memoir, and I have so been looking forward to speaking with him about all of it.”Obama becomes the most high-profile guest on The Oprah Conversation, which has previously hosted the likes of actor Matthew McConaughey, Grammy-winner Stevie Wonder, singer-songwriter Mariah Carey, songwriter Dolly Parton, author Bryan Stevenson, Professor Ibram X. Kendi, and web series host Emmanuel Acho.The Oprah Conversation’s Obama episode premieres November 17 on Apple TV+.- Advertisement –last_img read more


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first_imgEurope is traditionally the world’s most important tourist macro-region, and family accommodation in Europe accounts for about 13% of the total available accommodation capacity.When it comes to Croatia, it has more than 500 thousand beds in family accommodation, which is more than half of the total accommodation capacity in Croatia. Modern tourists are increasingly staying in family accommodation looking for more freedom, privacy, an authentic tourist experience through interaction with the local community, better prices and greater value for money. Although family accommodation is relatively widespread in Europe and is constantly increasing, European destinations face a number of challenges due to the lack of control over its development.One of the main development challenges is the education of the owner of family accommodation and its professionalization, all with the aim of raising the quality of family accommodation and, ultimately, raising the overall level of quality of the destination offer. Another important trend that characterizes the modern family accommodation market is the increasing use of ICT both on the tourist demand side, in the travel planning phase and during the stay in the destination, and on the tourist offer side through the application of ICT in the promotion and sale of family accommodation.Bearing in mind the growing need of private accommodation owners for lifelong learning and for raising the level of their knowledge, skills and competences and, on the other hand, respecting the increasingly widespread use of ICT in family accommodation, the project was launched. Rooms to VET. The project is funded by the EU Erasmus + KA2 fund, implemented by the Institute of Tourism in Zagreb in cooperation with 8 partners from 4 European countries (Cyprus, Greece, Slovenia, Spain) and the project involves experts in the field of tourism, lifelong vocational education and ICT -and in tourism.The main goal of the project is to raise the level of quality and competitiveness of family accommodation in partner countries, using a free “e-learning” platform for owners of family accommodation and holiday homes, which will allow users to quickly, interestingly and easily (so-called “bite -sized learning ”) acquire the knowledge and skills they need to improve the level of quality of family accommodation. The platform will consist of 6 learning modules designed based on a detailed research of the educational needs and habits of family accommodation owners. These are the following modules: hospitality and service culture, planning for successful business, improving daily business, arranging and beautifying the accommodation facility, creating innovative products and services, and more efficient promotion and sales. Users of the platform will go through each module in a way that they will first learn the theoretical basis from a certain area and then go through the process of checking the acquired knowledge.In addition to the platform, on the project website (www.roomstovet.eu) there will be a database with best practices in the field of family accommodation as an example and incentive to other renters who want to raise the quality of their accommodation facility. PROGRAM – ROOMS TO VET – Professional development and professionalization of family accommodation service providers PROGRAMME09:00 – 10:00: GATHERING AND REGISTRATION OF PARTICIPANTS10:00 – 10:30: OPENING OF THE MEETING AND PRESENTATION OF THE PROJECTo Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Croatiao University of Zadar- Welcome speecheso Renata Tomljenović and Damir Krešić, Institute of Tourism- Presentation of the “Rooms to VET” project10:30 – 11:30: POSSIBILITIES AND LIMITATIONS OF FAMILY ACCOMMODATION DEVELOPMENTo Ivo Kunst, Institute of Tourism- National program for the development of family accommodationo Nedo Pinezić, Family Tourism Association at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce- Current situation and development possibilities of family accommodation11:30 – 12:00: COFFEE BREAK12:00 – 13:30: EXAMPLES OF GOOD PRACTICEo Damir Hordov, Zadar County Tourist Board- “WELCOME” – Labeling of family accommodation in Zadar Countyo Anamarija Cicarelli, Interligo doo- Lifelong education and professional development of family accommodation ownerso Siniša Miljević, Istrian Development Tourist Agency (IRTA)- Application of ICT in the promotion and sale of family accommodation in Istriao Goran Rihelj, Portal hrturizam.hr- Hosts in family accommodation as ambassadors of Croatian tourismo Neven Palčec, myRent doo- Management of reservations in family accommodation – channel management13:30 – 14:30 – LUNCH BREAK14:30 – 15:30 – ROUND TABLE WITH PARTICIPANT’S QUESTIONS:THE FUTURE OF FAMILY ACCOMMODATION IN CROATIA – OPPORTUNITIES AND THREATS(moderator: Goran Rihelj)o Mila Razović, University of Zadaro Nedo Pinezić, Family Tourism Association at the Croatian Chamber of Commerceo Blanša Mićin and Šime Knežević, owners of family accommodationo Anamarija Cicarelli, Interligo dooo Siniša Miljević, Director of the Istrian Development Tourist Agency (IRTA) 15:30: END OF THE MEETINGlast_img read more


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first_imgThe new building will comprise one and two-bedroom apartments with prices starting at $376,000, including a car park.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours agoThe airconditioned apartments will have open-plan living areas with floor-to-ceiling glass. Kitchens will feature stone benchtops and European stainless steel appliances.Kitchens will feature stone benchtops and stainless steel appliances.Property Solutions has completed 150 projects throughout its 20-year history, including the Centro on James Street project, the $350 million SW1 development in South Brisbane and The Barracks, a $150 million mixed-use and entertainment precinct in Paddington.Circa Nundah Village is recognised for its contribution to Nundah’s gentrification with an Urban Development Institute of Australia (Qld) Award for Excellence in Urban Renewal in 2015.This story was originally published on Quest Community News The final stage of a north Brisbane apartment development has been fast-tracked amid rising demand.Developer Property Solutions has launched the final stage of its $270 million Circa Nundah Village project.A nine-level, 120-apartment, Three Nundah Village building is being fast-tracked due to strong sales in the previous releases.Property Solutions has launched the final stage of its $270 million Circa Nundah Village, known as Three Nundah Village.Property Solutions managing director Kevin Miller says buyers are increasingly drawn to the precinct.“We’ve secured high-quality retailers and dining operators which has significantly uplifted the area and made it a destination rather than a thoroughfare,” he says.“This particular area of Nundah has been gentrified over the past few years and that has had a very positive effect on sales.”Buyer demographics have also shifted from investors in the early stages of the project to owner-occupiers now looking for lifestyle options.Inner-city luxury: Australia’s most popular apartment developmentsOpen-plan living areas and full-length glass may attract owner-occupiers.The Nundah Village precinct comprises several residential buildings, a Woolworths supermarket, 11,000sqm of office space and retail, dining and lifestyle amenities.last_img read more


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first_imgMichael and Trish McCarthy at their river front home in Yeronga. Picture: AAP/ John GassWith everything from multi-million- dollar riverfront properties to affordable units and cheap and cheerful cottages, Yeronga covers the full range of property types.But it’s the Brisbane Corso where the cream of the crop lives.The highest sale price paid in the suburb to date was $5.5 million in 2015 for a home on the Corso.According to realestate.com.au there are 91 properties listed for sale in Yeronga at the moment.These include at house at 413 Brisbane Corso owned by Michael and Trish McCarthy. The couple would walk along The Corso wondering just which property would come on the market first so they could fulfil their dream of riverfront living. Ten years ago, they well and truly accomplished that goal.While it met all their expectations and became the perfect home for them and their four children, they have now decided to downsize and are giving someone else the chance to wake up to river views every day.413 Brisbane Corso, YerongaMr McCarthy said riverfront living had always been a goal.“My parents lived on the river in country Queensland so it was part of my plan ultimately to try and get back on the river,’’ he said. “We had always wanted to come to The Corso, we had heard so much about it and we had spent many afternoons walking up and down the Corso wondering which of the properties might come on the market. We did it many times looking forward to the time when one did finally come up.’’The home spans three levels and while the river is on one side, just across the road on the other side is parkland.It is on a 1057sq m block and has a large outdoor living area plus there is a pontoon with a jetty.On the upper level, the main bedroom has its own deck while on the lower level is a rumpus room.The five-bedroom home will be auctioned on November 16 through Christine Rudolph of Ray WhiteNew Farm.Ms Rudolph said riverfront at Yeronga was appealing to buyers.“In Yeronga, we have seen more properties come on the market than we have seen post-2011,’’ she said.Also listed is a four-bedroom home at 405 Brisbane Corso.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North2 hours agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by The home, which is listed through Judy Goodger and Matthew Foote of Place, is on 1401sq m of land.It has more than 30 metres of absolute river frontage and a deep waterpontoon mooring.The home has a covered outdoor entertainment area. Inside there are stone floors and high ceilings.The main bedroom has an ensuite, walk-in robe and access to the fully tiled, heated pool with water feature.405 Brisbane Corso Yeronga. Picture: realestate.com.auThere is also a jacuzzi, sauna, built-in barbecue area with marble benches,and surround sound built into the outdoor terrace.The home also has a media room, games room, gym and a library with timber shelving.An office area has a separate entrance and the home has a gas fireplace, ducted airconditioning and an alarm system.Meanwhile, a little further along the road, 439 Brisbane Corso is listed for sale through Shelly Pearson of Ownit Homes.439 Brisbane Corso Yeronga. Picture: realestate.com.auThe five-bedroom home is on 1004sq m of waterfront land and has been newly refurbished.There are river views from many parts of the home including the main living areas and the kitchen.439 Brisbane Corso Yeronga. Picture: realestate.com.auThe two-level house has three bathrooms and there is a waterfront pontoon with mooring.last_img read more


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first_img57 Stella St, Holland Park.A Hamptons-style home at Holland Park has hit the market with its luxury design and finish appealing to a wide range of buyers.The home features extensive use of natural stone including Italian marble and Turkish travertine which is set to be a major talking point of the home, according to Priority Residential selling agent Ali Mohamed. The stunning bathroom at 57 Stella St, Holland Park 57 Stella St, Holland Park The swimming pool at 57 Stella St, Holland ParkMr Mohamed said there had been a shift in demand in Holland Park over the past few years with locals and new buyers realising its geographical strength because of its proximity to local cafes, eateries and shops, the Pacific Motorway, the busway and the Brisbane CBD.“Buyers from surrounding suburbs like Camp Hill, Coorparoo, Greenslopes, Tarragindi and Morningside often favour Holland Park because new homes in Holland Park are rivalling if not exceeding the level of luxury and finishes,” he said. All wet areas, including the three bathrooms and laundry, feature Italian marble on the floors, coupled with extensive marble mosaics on the walls. “We’ve also incorporated a very expensive marble-lined barrel ceiling above the bathtub in the ensuite which draws a lot of attention when people enter the ensuite,” he said.Mr Mohamed said there were genuinely very few options for buyers looking for luxury new builds in and around Holland Park on 600sq m blocks or bigger.“The home was developed with an emphasis on home automation and technology. Often new builds feature one or two very selective home automation features but Herringbone has pushed the envelope in this regard for the area,” he said.“Every light in the house is app controlled via a phone or tablet, as well as the electronic front door lock, garage door, security cameras and built in Sonos sound system across the indoor and outdoor living spaces.” The five-bedroom, three-bathroom new build has three living areas and is on a 607sq m block with a 15m frontage. A post-war home was demolished on the site to make way for the stunning home.Mr Mohamed said there were many standout features within the home including an emphasis on the detail in the trims with wainscoting featured throughout the ground floor along with 140mm skirting and 93mm architraves all working together to emphasise the Hamptons style.“There is built-in cabinetry galore,” Mr Mohamed said. “We’ve spent circa $80,000 on cabinetry alone.“All benchtops through the house feature Italian Carrara marble including the kitchen, butler’s pantry, bathroom vanities, living area’s TV units, the alfresco, and even the laundry has marble.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours ago Inside 57 Stella St, Holland Parklast_img read more