1/36 Jefferson Lane, Palm Beach.IT’S roughly 25 steps to the beach and you won’t need to worry about bringing your shoes. That’s the advice homeowners Jedda and Brent give to all their guests when they come to visit their beachside abode. The couple built the contemporary three-level home four years ago.“When we first bought it there was originally two old units on the block,” Mrs Shaw said. “We lived there for about a year and called it ‘the beach shack’. It was considerably aged when we moved in. I would say it was about 30 years old.” The Palm Beach locals said they were inspired by their beachside suburb to create an up-market home. With the help of McGowan Brothers Builders the duplex was built in just under a year. The Shaw family said they were impressed with the construction.“It is an amazing feeling seeing your vision become a reality and it was built really well,” Mrs Shaw said.“We built it with the kids in mind so the house is quite spacious and open to accommodate for a big family.”More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North4 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoMrs Shaw said now that her three children had left the nest she and her husband were looking to downsize.“The great thing about building a duplex is that we were able to choose our neighbours,” Mrs Shaw said.“We have a lap pool on our property, and the neighbours have a similar plunge pool. The balcony is my favourite part — they aren’t for show, they are built to be used all year round.”Mrs Shaw said the family spent most of their time on the balcony watching the ocean.“The main bedroom is also one of my favourites — it takes up the entire third level and is more of a parents’ retreat. I do spend a lot of time up there.” The property features high ceilings, streamlined open-plan living and a sun-washed terrace for entertaining.The private courtyard adds a touch of serenity and the stone benchtops create a luxury feel.Mrs Shaw said the hardest part was choosing which colours to paint the house.
The USC Marshall School of Business’ Sports Business Institute and the USA TODAY Sports Media Group announced a new partnership to create an online platform for covering the business of sports on Tuesday.The new website, “The Fields of Green,” will utilize curated blog posts, columns and multimedia to offer analysis on breaking news and trends in the sports industry. Combining the acumen of experts and key players in the industry, the site will provide insight on factors such as media trends and new technologies affecting the sports business.“We are so pleased to be working with the USA TODAY Sports Media Group. Fields of Green brings something completely new to the table: timely, incisive analysis of issues in sports from a business perspective,” said David Carter, executive director of the Sports Business Institute and a national authority on sports business and strategic marketing, in a press release. “It’s a niche that no one else is filling, and a tremendous opportunity to shed light on the developments driving the sports business industry today.”Founded in 2005, the Sports Business Institute, housed within USC Marshall, was the first of its kind at a major academic institution and, according to its website, is “focused on understanding and furthering the sports business industry” through collaborative events, research and student-led consulting. In 2010, the institute published the book Money Games: Profiting from the Convergence of Sports and Entertainment.The goal of the partnership is to combine the global expertise of Marshall’s SBI with the global reach of USA TODAY. SBI will provide in-depth analysis and feature content for the website, and USA TODAY will provide the administrative and technological infrastructure to create the new online platform. Formed in 2011, the Sport’s Media Group sites are consistently among the top five most visited sports sites in North America, according to analytics firm ComScore.“Fields of Green will leverage our position as the top source of sports news and information in the country to expose a broad audience to the USC Sports Business Institute’s cutting-edge insight and seasoned analysis,” Dave Morgan, president of the USA TODAY Sports Media Group, said in a press release. “The synergies between us make our two organizations a solid match.”