How You Can’t Take It With You Made Sparks Fly on Stage & Screen for 80 Years

first_img Critics adored it After a pre-Broadway tryout at the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, New Jersey, You Can’t Take It With You opened December 14, 1936 at the Booth Theatre—the very venue where Kaufman and Hart dreamed the play would run. The show received raves: “It’s a study in vertigo about a lovable family of hobby-horse writers,” Brooks Atkinson wrote in The New York Times. “You Can’t Take It With You is the best comedy these authors have written.” As the country struggled during the thick of the Great Depression, the kooky Sycamores proved to be the perfect escape for Broadway audiences. You Can’t Take It With You It put Jimmy Stewart & Ann Miller on the map Before he became a household name with Mr. Smith Goes to Washington in 1939, up-and-coming actor Jimmy Stewart was cast as Alice’s straight-laced boyfriend Tony Kirby—the small role was expanded to give the star more screen time. “I think he’s probably the best actor who’s ever hit the screen,” Capra remarked in Jimmy Stewart: A Biography. Fellow film newbie Ann Miller, who was cast as aspiring ballerina Essie, almost never worked in Hollywood again after mistaking Capra for an office boy! Luckily, she discovered her faux pas, Capra was cool with it, and the rest is history. …But the film almost didn’t happen Film directing legend Frank Capra saw You Can’t Take It With You on Broadway and knew what he wanted his next project to be. But there was only one problem: He was banned from Columbia Pictures after butting heads with mogul Harry Cohn. After scoffing at Harris’ outrageous asking price of $200,000 for the film rights, Cohn gave in as a peace offering to Capra. All together now: Awwww! View Comments The small screen loved the Sycamores First stage, then the big screen. What’s next? TV, of course! A 1979 small screen adaptation featured an all-star cast, including Emmy winner Jean Stapleton as Penny, Barry Bostwick as Anthony Kirby Jr., Oscar winner Art Carney as Grandpa Vanderhof and Blythe Danner as Alice. The play also spawned a short-lived ‘80s sitcom of the same name, and by the looks of its opening theme, it was absolutely amazing. The kooky family is back with a bang Eighty-two years after its premiere, You Can’t Take It With You is back on Broadway with an all-star cast, including Rose Byrne, who is making her Broadway debut. “It was really irresistible. It has so much heart and sentiment and intelligence behind it,” she told Broadway.com. What kinds of treats are we in for when we come for dinner at the Longacre Theatre? “There’s fireworks and love and Russians and pickled pigs’ feet,” says player Crystal Dickinson. “You name it, we got it!” The comedy made history You Can’t Take It With You marked a few firsts on Broadway. “Engaging a cast before a play is written is something entirely new,” Harris said in Broadway Theatre. The play’s first production ran for a whopping 838 performances, and was still running on Broadway when the film was released. This marked the first time in history a film adaptation and the original Broadway production on which it was based were both out at the same time. But there was more exciting news: The play won the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. center_img Kaufman & Hart had almost given up After George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart’s first two collaborations, Once in a Lifetime (a flop) and Merrily We Roll Along (also a flop), the pair of playwrights tried to adapt Dalton Trumbo’s political novel Washington Jitters into a play without success. Hart blamed himself. In an effort to cheer him up, Kaufman reminded him of an idea they’d had years before about an eccentric family “like nothing ever seen on land and sea,” recounts Broadway Theatre. Revivals, revivals, revivals The comedy has been revived on Broadway five times to date, featuring heavy hitters like Rosemary Harris, Patricia Conolly, Colleen Dewhurst, Jason Robards and James Coco. Fun fact: The 1983 revival featured some possible twerking at the curtain call. “The couples leap about, still in character, with such rowdiness you’d think they’d all been at a party rather than performing a play,” The New York Times noted. No word if James Earl Jones will shake it in the new production, but we’ve got our fingers crossed! The wacky Sycamore family is inviting you to dinner! You Can’t Take It With You has seen multiple incarnations, from stage, screen, smaller screen and back again, and now it’s back on Broadway in a new revival at the Longacre Theatre. George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart’s 1936 madcap comedy explores the mayhem that ensues when a daughter’s boyfriend brings his conservative, straight-laced parents to dinner on the wrong night. Directed by Scott Ellis and starring James Earl Jones, Rose Byrne and Annaleigh Ashford, the production opens at the Longacre Theatre on September 29. Read on for a little history about the award-winning comedy. The plot didn’t matter Kaufman and Hart got to work creating characters—among them, a wacky snake-collecting patriarch, and a fireworks-making father, a candy-making ballerina sister and Alice, the “sane” one. Three days later, before they’d even figured out the plot, the scribes sent a telegram to producer Sam Harris: “Dear Sam, We start work on new play tomorrow morning (stop) can you tie up at once Josephine Hull, George Tobias, Frank Conlan, Oscar Polk (stop) we are engaging Henry Travers here (stop) Moss and George.” Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Feb. 22, 2015last_img read more

Five-Time Tony Nominee John McMartin Dies at 86

first_img John McMartin, Tony Award-nominated actor of stage and screen, has died at the age of 86 following a battle with cancer. A death notice for the performer appeared in the New York Times on July 7.A Tony nominee for Sweet Charity, Don Juan, Show Boat, High Society and Into the Woods, McMartin is best known for creating the role of Ben Stone Follies in 1971. His recent Broadway credits included All the Way and Grey Gardens.McMartin was born on November 18, 1929, in Warsaw, Indiana. He initially went to school for journalism but went on to pursue acting in New York. On his 30th birthday, McMartin celebrated the opening night of his off-Broadway debut in Little Mary Sunshine; his performance won him a Theatre World Award.In 1961, McMartin made his Broadway debut in The Conquering Hero. He also performed in Blood Sweat and Stanley Poole before originating the role of Oscar in Sweet Charity in 1966. Three years later, he reprised his performance for the film adaptation.Follies marked the start of McMartin’s Stephen Sondheim repertoire; in 1991, he played Frederik Egerman in A Little Night Music at the James A. Doolittle Theatre (now the Ricardo Montalban Theatre) in Los Angeles. He later played the Narrator and Mysterious Man in the 2002 revival of Into the Woods, earning a Tony nod for Best Actor in a Musical.McMartin’s numerous additional Broadway credits include Children From Their Games, Love for Love, Solomon’s Child, Is He Dead?, A Free Man of Color and Anything Goes. In 1973, he starred as Anton Schill in Friedrich Duerrenmatt’s The Visit. He played the same role in the musical adaptation at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre in 2009, opposite Chita Rivera. “Your sweet and gifted spirit will be missed,” Rivera wrote in McMartin’s online guest book following his death. “I’m so blessed our lives crossed.”McMartin is survived by his brother Jim, his partner Charlotte Moore (founder of the Irish Repertory Theatre) and his two daughters, Susan and Kathleen, from his previous marriage to Cynthia Baer (whom he had met when she was a producer on Little Mary Sunshine.) View Comments John McMartin(Photo: Bruce Glikas)last_img read more

Are trail sports better than road sports?

first_imgIllustration by Wade Mickley88% say yesTrails are about releasing the spirit, not simply training the body. I run “on” the road; I run “with” the trail. There is no activity more primal than running in the woods. It reminds me that we are animals. When I run on the road, my legs and lungs are the most engaged parts of my body. When I run on a trail, I watch for rocks, roots, snakes, deer, and changes in the lay of the land. I smell wet leaves and pine resin. Trail running engages my whole body; it makes it sharper and looser. When I run on the road, I’m being dutiful and dedicated. When I run on a trail, I am wild and free.—Chris Alexander, Davidson, N.C. Adventure in the rugged outdoors always trumps the challenges that lay ahead on polished urban landscapes. Nothing beats being enveloped by the living forest, then feeling the raw earth crunching and shifting below, and inhaling the fresh oxygen rushing in to relieve overworked, burning lungs. However, road sports get more attention because spectators can watch them easier—plopping down beside the road or in front of their TV.—Jonathan Poston, Asheville, N.C. Leaving the stresses of a job and society for a few minutes—whether it be on a mountain bike or on foot—gives me a connection to something greater than any human can build. Most trails that I visit on a regular basis run with the topography of the land and provide a greater physical challenge than simply running or biking on asphalt.—Clint Ivester, Dallas, Ga. While being better for your overall physical self, trail sports also provide a better, safer atmosphere. They are primitive and enriching. We should appreciate our forests and trails while they’re still there, because they are being assaulted by development and commerce on all fronts.—Nikki McDuffee, Stanardsville, Va.I have run several road marathons over the years, and I have found that my knees and other joints aren’t as receptive to the pounding they must take on the asphalt. What running I do now is on trails. The ground has a lot more give, and the scenery is much nicer.—Karl Kunkel, High Point, N.C.I prefer to run and mountain bike on trails away from fuel-burning vehicles. Inhaling those fumes can’t be good for my health. A road run or ride may do more harm than good to my lungs.—Torrey Coffey, Loganville, Ga.———-12% say noWhile I enjoy the solitude of running in the woods, I have more fun during the experience of larger road races. At some of my favorites, like the Army 10-Miler in Washington, D.C., and the Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta, tens of thousands of runners congregate in a single spirit. The energy is amazing at these bigger races, and I feel like I am attending a festival. It takes my mind off the physical challenges of the distance and lets me just enjoy being a runner.This is what running is all about—going out and having a great time with some like-minded people. It’s also fun to get the encouragement of huge cheering crowds and take in the sights, including many of our country’s greatest historical landmarks. The best way to see a city is on foot with thousands of running friends.—Rick Moore, Alexandria, Va.I rely on road sports for exercise—mostly out of convenience. I need to run after long days at work to clear my head and relieve stress, but living in a city doesn’t give me the luxury of being able to quickly access a secluded wooded trail. The urban jungle certainly has its disadvantages—inconsiderate drivers, smog, and a lack of scenery—but I’ll take it over the confines of a stuffy, overpriced gym.—Mary Graves, Atlanta, Ga. I’d rather head to the track than the trail. For me, running is all about speed and pushing myself to my absolute limits. I love to see how fast I can sprint, and I just can’t do that on trails with a lot of rocks and roots. The same goes for races. I just can’t post a PR on a rugged mountain course, so I stick to the pavement where I can satisfy my need for speed.—Adam Harvey, Charleston, S.C.last_img read more

Cash crop

first_img In the fall of 2013, James Collins heard gunshots while relaxing at his home in Central Washington. It turns out a neighbor had an illegal marijuana grow operation, attracting three armed men who showed up at his house.“They weren’t after his crop; they were after his cash,” recalls Collins, president/CEO at $301 million asset O Bee Credit Union in Tumwater, Wash.The experience underscores the public safety hazards created with the presence of cash businesses—particularly high-volume cannabis dispensaries.Serving these types of businesses remains a murky prospect from a legal standpoint, at least on the federal level. Recreational marijuana is now legal in 10 states and the District of Columbia, while medical marijuana is legal in more than 30 states, according to Business Insider. continue reading » Maps Credit Union in Salem, Ore., has helped remove millions of dollars in cash from the streets by providing basic banking services for cannabis-based businesses, says Rachel Pross, chief risk officer.center_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

‘Chaotic’: Epidemiologists concerned about healthcare crisis after recent surge in COVID-19 cases

first_imgEpidemiologists have raised concerns over the increasing number of COVID-19 cases, which has led to a crisis at health facilities following the country’s consecutive long weekends that saw high mobility among the people.The country recorded its biggest one-day rise on three consecutive days from Thursday to Friday. According to the Health Ministry, there were 9,030 new COVID-19 on those days.Indonesia has recorded 169,195 confirmed cases as of Saturday, with 7,261 fatalities and 122,802 recoveries. “It took 114 days for the first 50,000 cases, 33 days for another 50,000 and only 23 days for the other 50,000,” Syahrizal said on Friday. “We estimate that could reach 500,000 by the end of the year or early next year.”He added that the country’s healthcare system was currently handling around 40,000 active cases nationwide. If the number of new cases continues to rise, it could put a burden on hospitals.Hospitals in Jakarta, the hardest-hit province where the weekly positivity rate is around 10.1 percent, have been overwhelmed with new patients since authorities decided to ease restrictions and allow businesses to resume activities.Data from the Jakarta Health Agency, as quoted by tempo.co, show that around 71 percent of the 483 intensive care units beds for COVID-19 patients across the capital had been occupied as of Aug. 23.Syahrizal estimated that the country would need between 140,000 and 150,000 additional beds for new patients.“The situation is chaotic and worrying due to the lack of compliance to health protocols. We need serious and large-scale steps,” said Syahrizal.Read also: ‘Pull the brake’: Unease as more than half of COVID-19 beds in Jakarta in useDespite calls from experts to pull the “emergency brake”, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan decided to extend the transitional period of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) to Sept. 10.Syahrizal urged the city administration to enforce health protocols during the transitional PSBB, especially in regard to face mask usage in public. He also called on the central government to hold a massive campaign on wearing face masks and sanctions for violators.Authorities in Jakarta are also raising awareness on the importance of face masks. On Friday, the South Jakarta Police and local military personnel distributed free masks for people found not wearing one at Kebayoran Lama Market, tempo.co reported.Pandu urged health authorities to strengthen surveillance by pushing for more and better testing, large-scale contact tracing and isolation for people who test positive.He acknowledged that it might be challenging to control transmission in the capital given that a large number of people from suburban areas come into the city for work almost daily.“The central government can play an important role here. Good coordination with the local administration is necessary because this involves people’s mobility across administrative borders,” said Pandu. (kuk)Topics : Pandu Riono, an epidemiologist from the University of Indonesia, said that the recent surge in cases was caused by the two long weekends for Independence Day on Aug. 17 and Islamic New Year on Aug. 20.Read also: Indonesia sees record high in COVID-19 cases for third day runningAnother epidemiologist from the University of Indonesia, Syahrizal Syarif, echoed Pandu’s statement, saying that COVID-19 was spreading faster than it ever had.last_img read more

Fresh start for a much-loved family entertainer

first_imgThe home at 5 Boambillee St, Mount Gravatt East sold at auctionTHE home at 5 Boambillee St, Mount Gravatt East, is bidding farewell to its family of the past 12-years and making room for a new clan.The four-bedroom home is on 577sq m and has an entertaining area and inground pool.Jade Keary, a sales associate at Ray White Mount Gravatt, said the sellers were downsizing and ready to start a new chapter of their lives as empty-nesters.“Apparently it was in quite a bad way when they first bought it,” Ms Keary said.The late 1960s home had been progressively renovated for more than a decade, and it was the owner’s attention to detail that appealed most to potential buyers.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020“In recent years they’ve completely redone the kitchen and put in an island bench and a butler’s pantry, redone the bathrooms and polished the floors,” Ms Keary said. “The fact that downstairs was all legal height and all done really nicely — you don’t get that a lot in these homes in that area.” She said there were 15 registered bidders for the auction, with five raising their paddles on the day. It got off to a slow start, with the auctioneer eventually breaking the ice via a vendor’s bid. Once things got moving, the property was declared on the market at $740,000 before the bidding drove the final price to $775,000. Ms Keary said the sellers were happy with that price because they had already purchased another property, while the buyers were over the moon. She said family interest in Mt Gravatt East property was driving activity this year.last_img read more

With flooring from a French chateau this home is full of luxurious touches

first_img11 Ruth St, Highgate HillThe thing that impressed Marsha Pavia the most when she and husband Stephen first looked through their home at 11 Ruth St, Highgate Hill, in 2014, was the parquetry floors.“It is French Oak,’’ she said. “Apparently, the man who did the renovations was an architect and he bought the flooring from a chateau in France. It’s really spectacular, those floors are really, really stunning.’’ 11 Ruth St, Highgate Hill“While it is a beautiful home, we don’t spend a lot of time in it. We travel a lot and our girls go to (school at) Somerville House, so during the week they are busy with school and extra curricular activities, and at the weekend we are at birthday parties or sporting events, so we just are never there.’’More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours ago11 Ruth St, Highgate HillThe family has bought a penthouse apartment even closer to the school and have listed 11 Ruth St for auction.Mrs Pavia said the home was suitable for a large family, particularly if they had daughters attending Somerville House as it was within walking distance. One of her favourite parts of the house when she does get a minute to enjoy it is the downstairs room. 11 Ruth St, Highgate HillThe rest of the house didn’t fail to impress either. It was completely renovated when the family bought the house.While Mrs Pavia said they loved the home, their lives were so busy with work commitments and their five daughters that they didn’t get as much time to enjoy it as they would like. 11 Ruth St, Highgate Hill“There is a lot of greenery around it and it is very tranquil and the lighting has a sort of calming affect to it,’’ she said.“But when you are upstairs you feel like you are on top of the world, you feel like you are right on top of everything, you can see the suburbs, you can see the city and there are beautiful breezes. There are beautiful views from the main bedroom and from all of the living areas upstairs.’’The two-level Queenslander retained many of its original features after its renovation with contemporary additions. 11 Ruth St, Highgate HillThere is marble flooring in the entry foyer as well as wrought iron grills. It has an open plan living, dining and formal family area, and a kitchen with a large island bench with marble benchtops.Two of the four bedrooms are on the first level of the home. The main bedroom has an oversized dressing room which has “boutique’’ wallpaper and pendant lighting. The second bedroom on this level has its own study area and walk-in robe.On the ground floor are two home office areas, a third bathroom and two additional bedrooms which open out onto a terrace. DETAILS: 11 Ruth St, Highgate Hill 4 bed, 3 bath, 2 car Agent: Ben White, Place New Farm Auction: Thursday, September 7, 12.30pmlast_img read more

Wednesday people roundup

first_imgFolksam – Karin Stenmar has been appointed as head of sustainability, with effect from 1 December. She has been head of environment at the Swedish pensions and insurance company since 2011 and was previously head of sustainability at the Swedish clothing brand Nudie Jeans. Separately, Mia Liblik, who has been acting chief executive at Folksam subsidiary KPA Pension for around a year, has been appointed chief executive of Folksam LO Pension. She will start the job at Folksam LO Pension at the beginning of January next year. Robert Lundberg, the current chief executive, will stay at Folksam LO Pension and continue to contribute his expertise gained over his eight years in the job. Folksam LO Pension is a joint venture between by Folksam and LO, the Swedish Trade Union Confederation, running the occupational pension scheme for LO members.SEI – The €265bn asset manager SEI Investments Europe has appointed Jasper Streefland as head of institutional sales in the Netherlands. Streefland will become responsible for the growth of SEI’s local fiduciary-management business. He will report to Ian Love, SEI’s head of institutional sales for the EMEA. Previously, Streefland was senior sales manager at NN Investment Partners. He has also worked in sales and account management jobs at Aegon Asset Management and Robeco.Unigestion – Pieter-Jan Frederix has been appointed investment director within the private equity team, joining from the Antenna Group, where he was responsible for direct investments. Before then, he worked at KPMG Corporate Finance, Bear Stearns and private equity firm Veronis Suhler Stevenson.NOW: Pensions – Neil Buckley has been appointed COO, while Neil Brady has been appointed director of operations. Buckley joins from Doha Bank, where he was head of technology and operations. Brady joins from Capita, where he was head of pension operations for the Teachers’ Pension.Kyrkans Pensionskassa – Robert Johnsson has been appointed head of investment management at the Swedish church pension fund Kyrkans Pensionskassa. He was most recently portfolio manager at the academic financing body The Knowledge Foundation (KK-stiftelsen). Before that, he worked at Morgan Stanley in London, Carnegie Investment Bank and Carnegie Fonder (funds). AMF – Peder Hasslev is leaving pension provider AMF, where he has been deputy chief executive and CIO, to take on the role of chief executive at Saminvest, the new state venture capital fund. Altogether, Hasslev has been at AMF for nine years. He will start working at Saminvest in the first quarter of next year.International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) – Françoise Flores is to join the IASB board on 1 January 2017. From 2010 until April 2016, Flores served as chief executive at the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) and chairman of EFRAG’s Technical Expert Group. Most recently, she returned to work as a partner at accountancy firm Mazars in Paris, France.Vivat – Maarten Dijkshoorn has been appointed as supervisory chairman of insurer Vivat, the parent company of Dutch pensions insurer Zwitserleven. As of 1 December, he is to succeed Jan Nooitgedagt, who was recently appointed as a member of the supervisory board (RvC) of Rabobank. Dijkshoorn is supervisory chair of insurer De Goudse Verzekeringen, as well as RvC member at PGGM, the €200bn pensions provider and asset manager for healthcare scheme PFZW. Dijkshoorn was executive chairman and COO at former insurance group Eureko, renamed Achmea in 2011. He has also been in several management positions at insurer Nationale Nederlanden.AGH – Pensions provider Administratie Groep Holland (AGH) has named Rens van der Meer as manager of finance and control as of 1 January. Van der Meer has been information manager at MN, the €110bn provider and asset manager of the large metal pension funds PME and PMT, since 2013.Jetstone Asset Management – Igor Pikovsky has been appointed chief risk officer at the investment manager, which has $1.8bn (€1.7bn) of committed assets. He joins from fixed income asset manager Rogge Global Partners in London, where he was a senior partner and global head of risk. Before that, he worked at Credit Suisse First Boston and Morgan Stanley. Pikovsky was also an assistant professor of mathematics at Carnegie-Mellon University. Apoteket AB:s Pensionstiftelse, Nobel Foundation, London Pensions Fund Authority, Ilmarinen, Folksam, SEI, NN Investment Partners, Unigestion, NOW: Pensions, Doha Bank, Capita, Kyrkans Pensionskassa, AMF, Saminvest, International Accounting Standards Board, Vivat, AGH, MN, Jetstone, RoggeApoteket AB:s Pensionstiftelse – Gustav Karner has been appointed chief executive of the pension foundation belonging to Sweden’s state-owned pharmaceuticals retailer Apoteket AB. Karner joins Apoteket AB:s Pensionstiftelse from the Nobel Foundation, where he has been CIO.London Pensions Fund Authority (LPFA) – Sir Merrick Cockell is to continue in his role as chairman of the LPFA for a further two years. He will now work to ensure the LPFA implements an investment approach that “recognises the strong environmental and financial case” for fossil-fuel divestment. He has also been charged encouraging investment in London’s infrastructure.Ilmarinen – Matti Kähkönen, president and chief executive at Finnish industrial machinery company Metso, has been appointed as chairman of Ilmarinen’s supervisory board, from 6 April 2017. Salla Luomanmäki has been re-appointed as the first deputy chairman of the supervisory board from that date, and Ari Lehtoranta has been chosen as second deputy chairman. Luomanmäki is executive director of the group Akava Special Branches, and Lehtoranta is chief executive of the company Caverion. Until next April, Matti Lievonen will continue as chairman of the supervisory board, along with Luomanmäki and Antti Herlin. Ilmarinen elects supervisory board members for a two-year term.last_img read more

Coronavirus real estate: granny flats keep families together

first_img Inside the granny flat by Arkspace Architects.Far from the afterthought lean-to of times gone by, today’s granny flats are compact, sustainable and self-contained. The designs are an urban interpretation of a modern apartment, with the same elegant architecture, clever storage solutions and level of high-end finishes. Ms Song said the mini-home in Chelmer packed plenty of design detail, from the bold contrast of charcoal cladding and crisp white French doors of the formal entry, to the frameless double-hung windows and architecturally designed aluminium hoods.“We’re able to design and deliver a turnkey granny flat that is small in stature yet punches well above its weight in architectural detail and finishes,” she said.Ms Song said thoughtful architecture ensured the dwelling complemented Brisbane’s varying lot sizes. “The granny flat was constructed on a 607sq m lot adjacent to the main residence,” she said.“It has a main bedroom with built-in wardrobes, a study nook, bathroom, dining area and separate lounge area, which can be converted into a second bedroom. A custom-designed, combined kitchen and laundry provides generous storage.”Mr Walker said not only did architectural designs add value to a property but it made better use of a site’s footprint.Another plus is that many granny flats are designed to be mobile, so you can always take it, and your granny, with you if you move.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours agoIn Brisbane granny flats do not require council approval if they meet accepted development requirements and criteria. In the present climate of COVID-19, they also offer a solution for families who want to stay together while self-isolating.Grace Song, the director of Arkspace Architects, said that granny flats provided families with flexible living arrangements to best meet their needs.“While they are intended for the social and sustainable benefits of keeping families together, in these uncertain times granny flats can also play a role in creating safe spaces for physical distancing and self isolation for vulnerable family members,” she said.“In this way families can still support each other and stay together, yet be apart.”Mr Walker said: “Granny flats are a great solution because they provide a level of independence and freedom that works for everyone,” “These mini homes are showing strong appeal from Brisbane’s inner city to the outer fringes.” They also have the benefit of adding value to your overall home, according to Ms Song. WHY THE TIME IS RIGHT FOR FIRST-HOME BUYERS Arkspace Architects have completed their new granny flat prototype design in Chelmer. The granny flat created by Arkspace Architects.For example, a 42sq m granny flat she designed for a property in Chelmer, inner Brisbane, delivered an almost 25 per cent increase in the property’s overall value. She said valuations taken before and after the installation of the granny flat showed a rise from $640,000 to in excess of $800,000.Ms Song said she was to increase the value of the property by almost a quarter in just eight weeks, more than covering the cost of the build.Arkspace granny flats start from $150,000 and prices are based on size, finishes and site constraints. Mark Herrington with his partner Grace Song, her mother Joosook Lee, and their children Elias 10, Sebastian 8, and Luis 5 outside the granny flat Grace designed. Photo: Jamie HansonSelf-contained granny flats are popping up all over Brisbane as a way to extend and add value to the family home – and they’re perfect for social distancing too. Lifestyle and demographic changes are leading to a rise in the number of granny flats popping up in Brisbane backyards.Lachlan Walker, the director of Place Projects, said their rising popularity was down to a shift in the way families are having to live, with children staying at home longer and people wanting to make caring for older family members easier. MORE QLD REAL ESTATE NEWS:center_img In Brisbane a granny flat does not require council approval if it is a maximum of 80sq m, is for a member of your household, and meets the accepted development requirements. You may require approval if you live in a character area or there are hazard constraints. One carparking space cant be provided on the site for the granny flat plus one car park space for the main dwelling house.It is recommended you engage a building certifier or town planner to confirm that you do not need council approval.A certifier must approve any building work before you start construction to check that what is proposed complies with the Building Act 1975 and associated standards. Source: Brisbane City Council WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW – Affordable– Adaptable (multi-generational home)– Adds value to your property– Faster build time– Less disruptive than a renovation Source: Arkspace Architects director Grace Song WHERE I LIVE WITH CLIVE BERGHOFER AM FIVE THINGS TO LOVE ABOUT GRANNY FLATSlast_img read more

Chelsea get a boost for Gabriel Barbosa

first_img Loading… But despite his brilliant form, Calciomercato claim Inter are willing to offload him for just £17million. Read Also:Real Madrid play-maker on Chelsea’s radar Barbosa, 23, signed for the Italian side from Santos in 2016, but has scored just once in 10 games for the Serie A outfit. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Chelsea and Spurs have reportedly been given a boost in their pursuit to sign Gabriel Barbosa after Inter Milan dropped their asking price for the striker. The Brazilian enjoyed a stunning loan spell at Flamengo in 2019, where he banged in 43 goals in 59 games.Advertisement Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?From Enemies To Friends: 10 TV Characters Who Became Close9 Talented Actors Who Are Only Associated With One RoleCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Insane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Artlast_img read more