Pub prince puts ultimate pool party home up for sale for under $11m

first_imgChecking out the cruiser from the front door. Picture: Realestate.com.au The home has been tailored for family living. Picture: Realestate.com.au The city skyline makes a stunning backdrop. Picture: Realestate.com.au“The riverside offers a vast entertaining terrace plus two enormous decks extending out over the waters edge. A central walkway gives access to the serviced pontoon which, at 24 metres will accommodate a luxury ocean-going cruiser.”The home was designed to ensure privacy from the street yet make the most of the waterfront views.“Bold timber doors lead into the vast front garden – an expanse of lawn around a graceful Poinciana tree, shielded from public view by a high wall and ideal for large-scale entertaining or a safe children’s play area.”The landing off the master suite. Picture: Realestate.com.au Pub prince Tony Burnett has put his waterfront home on the market for just under $11m. Picture: Realestate.com.auA Pub prince has put the ultimate party home, with indoor pool, boathouse and personalised bar, up for sale for less than $11 million – luxury cruiser not included.Tony Burnett and wife Toni Ferguson, whose TB’s Hotels business owns several pubs including The Jubilee in Fortitude Valley and The Railway Hotel in the heart of Southport, bought the luxury Surfers Paradise property for close to $7m six years ago.Live like AFL star Michael RischitelliFancy a freebie with your unit?Renovator gets over $1MThe pontoon can take an ocean-going luxury cruiser. Picture: Realestate.com.au A green courtyard links living and personal wings. Picture: Realestate.com.auThe home was “originally built for (Sachiko) Matsushita – the family behind the Panasonic Electronics empire”, according to the listing.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours agoThe Burnett family had the 1,351sq m waterfront block fully kitted out with luxury trimmings as well as integrated entertainment system throughout, CCTV security, lockup garaging for six cars plus off-street parking.The five bedroom, seven bathroom home was listed on Realestate.com.au by Robert Graham of Ray White Prestige Gold Coast.What a way to entertain. Picture: Realestate.com.au Interconnected entertaining spaces. Picture: Realestate.com.au The laundry room. Picture: Realestate.com.auThe home has a soundproofed seven-seat home cinema and large laundry with sewing centre and abundant storage.The large master suite has direct access to the 12m indoor pool as well as river and city views. The home also has three other bedrooms in a separate wing, plus a bedroom designed for wheelchair access, which was being used as an executive study by the couple.The luxury cruiser docked at the pontoon is not included.The home is shielded from the road by a high wall. Picture: Realestate.com.au Skyline views from the bedroom. Picture: Realestate.com.au The 12m pool for all seasons. Picture: Realestate.com.aulast_img read more

Men’s hockey looks for season’s first win, take on UND

first_imgThe Wisconsin men’s hockey team will look to get their first win this weekend when they play their first home games of the season in a two-game series against North Dakota.Wisconsin (0-4-0) opened up its season by traveling to Alaska last month, losing its first two games to Alaska-Fairbanks and Alaska-Anchorage. A week later, the Badgers traveled to Green Bay to take on Northern Michigan and dropped both games of that series as well.Friday and Saturday’s games will be the toughest challenge yet for the youthful Wisconsin team. North Dakota (5-1-1) knocked Wisconsin out of the NCAA Tournament last season and enters this weekend’s series ranked 2nd in the NCAA Top 25.Fortunately for the Badgers, they should enter the series with plenty of rest since they have not played a game in the last two weeks. According to Wisconsin senior goaltender Joel Rumpel, the Badgers have used the time during the break to fine-tune the small things that were causing problems.“We’ve been working on a lot of little things,” Rumpel said. “We’ve got a lot of new players on the team and just kind of getting used to the system and putting all the small pieces together that we didn’t quite have ready in the first couple weeks.”Rumpel, along with fellow senior Badger goaltender Landon Peterson, have been solid so far this season, combining for 91 saves and a save percentage of .89 through four games. Despite strong goaltender play, the Badgers have not been able to put it together so far this season due in part to the team’s youthfulness that Rumpel alluded to. Wisconsin lost its top four scorers from last season, and the team has 11 freshmen who have gone through growing pains in the early goings.Sophomore forward Grant Besse said the transition to college hockey from high school is not something that happens overnight.“With so many new guys getting to know our new system altogether, it’s going to take some time to learn the system and go from one area to another,” Besse said.Besse added that one of the biggest adjustments young players must make to play and succeed in college hockey is making quicker decisions on the ice.“You’ve got to know what you are going to do with the puck before you get it.  If you do that, you’ll be successful,” Besse said.Against North Dakota, Besse said they will need to match their opponent’s high work rate and prevent them from getting in front of the net.“We know they’re going to work hard. That’s kind of a staple of North Dakota,” Besse said. “They’re going to come hard with the fore-check and always have a net-front presence.”One of the freshmen Wisconsin will be counting on is defensemen Jack Dougherty, who was one of the nation’s highest ranked recruits. Dougherty will be a key contributor for the Badgers this season as they try to replace all the talent gone from last year.Dougherty will play in his first ever game at the Kohl Center Friday and said the key for him will be staying composed and blocking out distractions.“Obviously, I’m going to be excited about it, but I can’t worry too much about it,” Dougherty said. “I’ve just got to keep myself calm and play my game and perform well under pressure.”Besse admitted that the Badgers have been a little shaky so far this year but said they have put their earlier games behind them and are going into this series with a clean slate.“It kind of feels like a new season going into this game,” Besse said.According to Dougherty, Wisconsin can start off this new slate with a win by playing the “Wisconsin” way.“We just need to do things the Wisconsin way and trust that Coach Eaves and his systems are going to get us through it,” Dougherty said. “We just got to work hard, play physical and hopefully the puck can find the back of the net.”The Badgers will make their Kohl Center debut this season at 7 p.m. Friday night against North Dakota before finishing the series with the Fighting Sioux Saturday night at 7 p.m.last_img read more