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Writer Jiayang Fan’s Grub Street Diet

Illustration: Margalit Cutler

As a staff writer for The New Yorker, Jiayang Fan has covered the umbrella protests in Hong Kong, Constance Wu’s star power, and the impact of the coronavirus on Chinatown. But she got personal in an essay last month in which she details her mother’s struggle with ALS, a story that Fan will expand on for a book, Motherland. “Food is our language,” Fan says of her mother. “She loves to send me lists of what to buy at the grocery store.” While Fan is currently busy advocating for her mother’s care, she makes time — sometimes at very late hours — to snack on dried squid, feast on flaky mooncakes with friends, and make sure her local Taco Bell knows that, yes, she really does want 50 packets of hot sauce for her five tacos.

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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

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Inside the Japanese retreat at 28 Mackennal Street in Canberra

Behind the unique front of this 1950s home lies a spectacular ‘Japanese retreat’ – complete with a dreamy bathroom sanctuary, modern decor and an airy open plan living area perfect for entertaining

  • Designers have created an epic oriental retreat fronted by an unassuming façade on a quiet Canberra street
  • The one-of-a-kind home at 28 Mackennal Street in Lyneham was inspired by Japanese interior design
  • Made from Australian-sourced recycled materials, it has four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a four-car garage
  • Standout features include a bath clad in Tasmanian oak and a grass-watering system controlled from an app
  • The outdoor deck is made out of timber salvaged from a basketball court at the Australian Institute of Sport
  • So unique is the design that the home is nominated for the 2020 Master Builders Association Housing Awards
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Unassuming Nevada Home Features an Old-Timey Main Street in the Basement

In a Nevada house that is now on the market for $445,000, it’s possible to take a stroll down Main Street without leaving the comforts of home.

The main floor of a home on Cottonwood Drive in Elko, NV, resembles many open-concept tract homes we’ve seen, but the basement is the real showstopper.

“The basement is like a little oasis to entertain people,” explains the listing agent, Gabriella Spring. “It has a fully functioning café, a barbershop, a 13-seat theater, and the walkways are cobblestone. It’s pretty cool.”

The home measures in at 4,116 square feet, with five bedrooms and three bathrooms.


“You have no clue [the basement is there] until you walk all the way down the steps,” Spring explains. “The upstairs is so nice and luxurious, so when you go downstairs, it’s refreshing. It’s a little escape.”

Exterior of house in Elko, NV

Fawn Leach Photography

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