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Inside this four-bedroom at 8 Carrington Street in Canberra lies a pool, cabana and sunken bath


By Alice Murphy For Daily Mail Australia

05:50 07 Oct 2020, updated 06:21 07 Oct 2020

  • An architect has created a one-of-a-kind home in one of Canberra’s most sought-after suburbs
  • The two-storey house at 8 Carrington Street in Deakin has won awards for its incredibly luxurious design 
  • Fitted with gold marble and imported Turkish tiles, is has four bedrooms, four bathrooms and a two car garage
  • Standout features include a sunken bathtub and a vacuum cleaner built into the walls of the house
  • There’s also a heated swimming pool, hotel-style cabana and waterfall benchtops in the chef’s kitchen

An architect has created a one-of-a-kind house in one of Canberra’s most sought-after suburbs.

Designed by Alessandro D’Ambrosio of local firm Arkitex in 2018, the two-storey at 8 Carrington Street in Deakin has won awards for its extraordinarily luxurious design – and it’s not hard to see why.

Fitted with gold marble and imported Turkish tiles, the opulent home has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a heated outdoor swimming pool and hotel-style cabana, which looks more like a fixture of a Spanish resort than something you’d find in a backyard.

Standout features include a sunken bathtub flushed into the floor of the master ensuite and a ducted vacuum cleaner built into the walls, so the lucky owners need never lug a machine around again.

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The two-storey at 8 Carrington Street in Deakin, Canberra, designed by local architect Alessandro D’Ambrosio in 2018
The one-of-a-kind house (pictured) has won awards for its extraordinarily luxurious design, with standout features including a heated outdoor swimming pool, hotel-style cabana and a sunken bathtub flushed into gold marble

The property, which is described as ‘old charm meets the pinnacle of modern design’, has a sprawling 293 square metre living space – 51 larger than the

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Handyman horror as man falls into empty pool at Korora

A 50-year-old man has been taken to hospital with head injuries after he fell into an empty pool on Monday morning.

Just before 9am two NSW Ambulance crews were called to a home at Seaside Close in Korora.

The State Emergency Service (SES), NSW Police and NSW Fire and Rescue crews also attended.

A man has been taken to hospital after falling into an empty swimming pool. Photo by Frank Redward

A man has been taken to hospital after falling into an empty swimming pool. Photo by Frank Redward

They worked together to place the man in a basket stretcher and raise him out of the pool in the backyard.

It is understood he was working on the pool replacing tiles when the accident occurred.

He was complaining of back and neck pain and was placed  in full spinal precautions before being transported to hospital.

A NSW Ambulance spokesperson said the man was transferred to the Coffs Harbour Health Campus in a stable condition.

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Sioux City Council to vote on contract for Riverside Pool House renovation project | Government and Politics



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People swim at Riverside Pool in Sioux City in this 2017 file photo. The Sioux City Council will be asked Monday to award a $214,000 contract to W.A. Klinger for a pool house renovation project.




SIOUX CITY — The Sioux City Council will be asked Monday to award a $214,000 contract to a Sioux City contractor for the Riverside Family Aquatics Center Pool House renovation project.

The project includes the renovation of the 2,180-square-foot existing pool house facility and the construction of a 300-square-foot storage building and staff break area.

The renovation of the pool house will create two accessible shower spaces, changing areas and bathroom stalls, according to city documents.

W.A. Klinger, LLC submitted a base bid of $198,000 and a bid of $16,000 for alternate 1, an electrical upgrade, which is 6 percent above the architect’s estimate of $211,000.



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W.A. Klinger’s bid was one of five bids received by the city. L&L Builders submitted a base bid that was $600 less than W.A. Klinger’s, but W.A. Klinger’s bid for the electrical upgrade was $2,200 less. 

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“We have the budget to approve both the base bid and the alternate,” Sioux City Parks and Recreation Director Matt Salvatore said.

The project, which has a completion date of April 30, will make Riverside Family Aquatics Center more accessible to the public and more functional for aquatics staff.


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7 Reasons to Remodel Your Pool

Photo: Peek Pools and Spas

As the days shorten and slowly begin to cool down, you’re likely preparing to shut down your pool for the season. As you reflect on this summer, will you look back at joy and relaxation… or stress, frustration and disappointment at the condition of your pool or other water features, such as hot tubs or spas? If the latter is true, maybe it’s time to consider a remodel. And if you’re still wondering, take stock of these seven reasons why it may be time to remodel your pool.

Reason 1: Not Working Properly

It may sound obvious, but if your pool or hot tub isn’t working properly, it’s time to call in an expert. Beyond design and construction, Peek Pools also provides maintenance and repair services.

Reason 2: Leaks and Cracks

If you have leaks or cracks in your pool, it may be time to renovate. While some cracks are only surface and cosmetic, cracks can still impact your enjoyment. Other cracks may go deeper and cause leaks. Cracks may be the result of shifting soil or temperature change, both of which can occur over time.

Reason 3: Unsanitary Conditions

Unsanitary conditions can go beyond the chlorine levels. You may, for example, have unsanitary issues such as mosquitos in standing water or conditions that breed mold or mildew. Other unsanitary conditions may be found in the pool itself if you have poor water recirculation or a broken or inadequate filtration system.

Reason 4: Major Movement or Settling

Some subtle indicators that you may have settling or major movement in the ground underneath include the cracks previously mentioned. But other signs may be more obvious.

Hopefully, your earth movement isn’t this drastic!

geo pool movementIf you see a gap where the concrete and earth used to be flush,

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Finish in sight for new Badgers pool construction, Field House exterior renovation | College sports

When overseas entry to the U.S. is possible, the pool will be drained and the moveable floor installed.

The Badgers swimming and diving teams have competed at the Natatorium but had their training facilities at the now-demolished SERF. The Soderholm Family Aquatic Center also has a diving well, a video board and seating for around 1,000, King said.

UW Athletics paid $13.5 million toward the $96 million Nicholas Recreation Center for UW students and staff, which features 30,400 square feet of fitness space, eight full-size basketball courts and five multipurpose studios. It was slated to open last January but experienced weather and construction delays.



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The $6 million Field House project includes new doors and windows, a cleaning of the exterior and construction of a new plaza outside the south entrance. It has been a priority for UW athletic director Barry Alvarez, who was critical of the crumbling walls and old windows of the 90-year-old building.

Delivery of the new windows was delayed this summer when the factory that was building them temporarily shut down because of the pandemic. All are now on site and a majority have been installed.

“We’re excited with the new plaza and the new windows and doors of that facility,” King said. “It’s just really spruced up that entrance to the campus.”

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