first_imgA funeral mass took place Dec. 11 at St. Aloysius Church, Jersey City for Jose E. Fajardo, of Jersey City. He passed away Dec. 5 at Hackensack University Medical Center. Born in Bogota, Colombia, Jose lived most of his life in Jersey City. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service Secaucus for 30+ years retiring in 2007. Jose was an active Parishioner at St. Aloysius Church, Jersey City. He was the husband of Mercedes (Garcia) Fajardo. father of Jose E. Fajardo, Jr. and his wife Nancy, and Edgar Fajardo and his wife Gail. Grandfather of Zelina, Laura, Daniel, and Anna. Brother of Cornelio Fajardo, Julio Fajardo, Beatriz Yate and Virgelina Fajardo.Servces arranged by the Greenville Memorial Home, Jersey City.last_img read more

Neighbourly revamp takes modern approach, returning home to former glory


first_imgAll the hard work is done at 8 Edgewater Place, Helensvale.HOMEOWNER Josephine Sverdioff is looking for new neighbours, as she lists a Helensvale investment property owned with husband Steven.The couple live next door to the home at 8 Edgewater Place, which they purchased three years ago.“It is kind of a funny story about why we bought the house,” Mrs Sverdioff said.“The story in the street is that 8 Edgewater was one of three homes owned by a Malaysian prince.“The prince apparently stayed in house number 10 on holidays and the two houses either side of the mansion were for his staff, which were number 8 and number 14.” The open-floor plan offers light-filled living spaces.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North11 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoMrs Sverdioff said the homes lay dormant for years before all three came on the market at the same time. “My husband and I decided it would be a great opportunity to buy the one next door to us,” she said. “It has a very royal and elegant feel about it so we believed the story about its previous owners.“The only problem with buying a house that no one has lived in for a while is that the gardens were in shambles and the home was in need of tender loving care.” The house has an open floor plan and floor-to-ceiling windows, creating a light and bright space with timber panels adding an elegant touch. The renovation has created a modern home.The couple said they were determined to clean up the property and bring it back to its original glory, spending more than $100,000.“It was a big job but most of the work was just redesigning the backyard and making the patio area more accommodating,” Mrs Sverdioff said.“The inside really didn’t need much, it was already pretty spectacular. We took a modern approach to the style and kept the original character and the rest just fell into place.” A lap pool and new garden are some of the new features on the property. The six-bedroom home includes three ensuited bedrooms and is being sold fully furnished.It will be auctioned on February 18, 2017, at 2pm, through Patricia Chapman, McGrath, Paradise Point.last_img read more