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The home at 30-32 Redgum Drive, Burpengary. Picture: Supplied.THIS property was created as a family oasis complete with unique home, matching cubby house and established gardens on a 3001sq m block.Owner Chris Logan said he designed the home at 30-32 Redgum Drive, Burpengary himself and had plans drawn up by an architect. “I’d been looking to buy a home and had gone to about a hundred homes to view, so I took the best of what I liked from them,” he said. Mr Logan said he wanted a one-off elevated house to take advantage of the views and breezes, as well as a home that could grow with his two daughters. The upstairs deck at 30-32 Redgum Drive, Burpengary.Upstairs, the house has an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area that opens through bi-fold doors to the deck.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019The main suite has a walk-in wardrobe, ensuite and deck access. The three remaining bedrooms have wardrobes and there is also a family bathroom on this level.Downstairs there is a fifth bedroom, third bathroom and a rumpus room with wet bar, opening to a level lawn space. Mr Logan said the house was extended “quite significantly” in about 2005 to add an extra living space and bring the bedroom count to five. The main living space has high ceilings and exposed beams. Picture: Supplied.“The house has transitioned into an entertainer’s home that can host a hundred people, but it’s still a very much loved home,” he said. Mr Logan said his favourite thing about the property was its uniqueness. “The house is effectively spread across three levels with a whole lot of variety in terms of the different spaces. There’s also the exposed beams, high ceilings and the strong angular design,” he said. Outside, the property includes established gardens and a cubby house built by Mr Logan’s father.“It matches the house not just in colour and style, but also in uniqueness,” Mr Logan said. “It was a feature of the neighbourhood in the early days.”The home is being marketed by Rebecca Matthews of NVRE Agents Narangba and is for sale for offers over $669,000.
Nationwide—Walmart is launching its first-ever car seat recycling event Monday, joining the popular initiative conducted by rival Target.From Sept. 16-30, customers can trade in used car seats at the service desk of any of the nearly 4,000 participating Walmart stores. They’ll get a $30 Walmart gift card that can be used in their stores or online for baby items.There’s a limit of two trade-ins per household and booster seats are not eligible. The gift card is only good through Sept. 30. Not all Walmart stores are participating, so call ahead to be sure your store is doing it. A spokesperson at Wal-mart in Greensburg stated they are participating in the program. The retailer is teaming up with waste management company TerraCycle, which works with manufacturers and retailers to collect items that are considered difficult to recycle and usually end up in the trash. Target’s car seat trade-in program concluded last Friday.
The USC Institute of Urology announced Tuesday that it received a $13.3-million donation to fund the institute’s USC Urology Robotics Center of Excellence and the Program for Prostrate Cancer Targeting.Gift · The USC Institute of Urology, located in the Healthcare Consultation Center I, received a $13.3-million anonymous donation. – Photo courtesy of USCThe anonymous gift was presented at the Urology Vision 2012 meeting, held Feb. 7, which highlighted the institute’s progress and advances since Dr. Inderbir Gill, chairman of the USC Urology Institute, arrived at the institute in 2009.President C. L. Max Nikias, who attended the event, said the gift will propel USC to be a global frontrunner in urology.“Today the USC Institute of Urology is an internationally renowned powerhouse in robotic and open surgery. Tomorrow we look forward to being a cutting-edge comprehensive world leader in urology,” Nikias said. “Surgeries that were once considered fantasies are now a fact. Our Institute of Urology is helping redefine and reshape the field of urology.”Gill said the institute focuses on the development and utilization of state-of-the-art technology.“To be successful, you need a market differentiator,” he said. “A true market differentiator implies being the world’s best at a specific endeavor, which also drives your economic engine. You are lucky if you have one true market differentiator. USC urology has two: robotic kidney and prostate cancer surgery and open bladder cancer surgery.”Since Gill’s arrival, the number of major urological surgeries and patient admissions has grown by more than 65 percent annually, having performed more than 2,500 bladder surgeries. Department collections also increased 65 percent between 2010 and 2012.The department, which includes seven clinical sub-specialty centers, has 21 faculty physicians and researchers, 18 urology residents, 10 postgraduate fellows, five physician assistants and 29 staff members.The institute received more than $3 million in research funding from the National Institute of Health in 2012, and was ranked No. 2 in the nation for urology. U.S. News & World Report ranked the institute 18th in the nation.