13N/39 Castlebar St, Kangaroo Point.Agent Sherrie Storer said the apartment offered an exemplary lifestyle sanctuary.“With a palatial layout, northeast facing entertaining terrace, gourmet kitchen, extravagant bathrooms and opulent bedrooms, including a lavish master suite, this luxury residence offers prestigious riverside living,” Ms Storer said. HM 13N/39 Castlebar St, Kangaroo Point.Other features of the apartment include ducted airconditioning and a double garage with storage space, while residents’ amenities include pools, a theatre, private boardroom serviced by a full-size kitchen, and marina mooring.Entrance to Castlebar Cove is through a hotel-inspired foyer featuring a grand piano and dance floor with full-panel glass walls opening to established gardens with water features.The building contains two apartments per floor and is within easy reach of ferry terminals, cafes and parks. 13N/39 Castlebar St, Kangaroo Point.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor8 hours agoNear the dining space, frosted sliding doors open to a family room, also floored with timber and opening to a smaller covered balcony.Towards the rear of the apartment at 13N/39 Castlebar St, Kangaroo Point, are three carpeted bedrooms, a laundry, bathroom and powder room. Two of the bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and open to a shared balcony with leafy views and a storage cupboard.The main bedroom has a private balcony, along with a large walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite with a separate shower and bath, built-in shelving, twin vanities finished in marble, timber cabinetry and a large mirror. Completing this end of the residence is a custom study with a built-in timber desk and shelving. 13N/39 Castlebar St, Kangaroo Point.THIS luxury riverside apartment on level seven of Castlebar Cove’s north tower is immaculately presented and enjoys wide-reaching water views.There is a focus on outdoor dining with a northeast facing terrace featuring a built-in barbecue and ceiling fan, while inside boasts an open-plan lounge and dining space in a neutral colour scheme.Rich timber floors, a gas fireplace, bespoke joinery and ambient lighting decorate the interior, with the nearby kitchen complete with quality appliances and sleek cabinetry.
After picking up two victories this past weekend, the Wisconsin men’s tennis team seems pretty aware of where it stands.Singles play continues to dominate. Doubles, however, is something that could still be fixed — and if it does get fixed, the Badgers could become much more lethal come tournament time.“We’ve been, in the last few years, pretty solid at the top of the lineup (in singles) and we’re getting some wins down low now as well,” assistant coach Evan Austin said. “If we can get our doubles going a little bit it’s going to give us a chance to beat some of those higher ranked teams.”Though the Badgers (14-6, 4-2) did come away from the weekend unscathed against Purdue and No. 48 Northwestern, it was evident that doubles could still be retooled a bit.Against a lackluster Boilermaker team on Saturday, the Badgers showed brute force early when senior Michael Dierberger and sophomore Patrick Pohlmann pulled off an easy 8-1 win.The rest of doubles, however, was not quite as breezy. Senior Luke Rassow-Kantor and freshman Chris Freeman lost their match, and suddenly the doubles point rested on No. 15 Moritz Baumann and Marek Michalicka, who struggled against the Boilermakers.Purdue’s Branko Kuzmanovic and Slavko Bjelica frustrated the Wisconsin duo with limited mistakes at the net. Kuzmanovic mastered the net points with careful touches that frightened the Badgers with a 5-4 lead. However, the scare passed and Wisconsin was able to claim the pivotal doubles point.Against Northwestern on Friday, Wisconsin sported a different doubles lineup and saw its lone victory come from Michalicka and Pohlmann, as the doubles point was lost.Following the doubles in both matches, Wisconsin’s singles played consistently well, winning 9 of 12 matches on the weekend as they secured a 5-2 team victory in both contests.Wisconsin has won four of its last five matches despite going 2-3 in the doubles point. With all the extra weight placed on singles, Wisconsin is fortunate to have come away so clean.“We’ve got to work on doubles,” Baumann said. “We’re really confident in singles, but improvement in doubles is what we’ll work on a lot in practice this week. It’s always tough to come back if you lose the doubles point — it makes it so much easier when you win it.”According to Austin, the team is still looking for the best overall pairing of teammates, which might explain why Baumann and Michalicka played alongside different teammates against Northwestern. Nevertheless, Austin believes some improvements were made on Saturday after seeing Dierberger and Pohlmann produce an 8-1 stomping.“I think we played better down there with Pat and Dierberger,” Austin said. “They played a little bit together in the fall and did pretty well together, so that was good to see.”“We’re continuing to look for combinations that give us a spark and play with a lot of energy because, really, in doubles that’s the difference.”Even though singles has been there to bail out the Badgers as of late, the team has not neglected further improvements to singles play. The weekend saw all three of Wisconsin’s freshmen — Billy Bertha, Ricardo Martin and Freeman — receive an increased amount of playing time. As the Badgers now sit in the middle of the Big Ten season, the cultivation of their more inexperienced players will be vital as tournament season approaches.“Going through matches, it’s kind of an emotional rollercoaster, and so to be able to get out there and play at a high intensity and to be able to shut them down, it just really adds to your experience,” Freeman said. “For the tougher matches you can rely on that and it’ll get you through.”With the three freshmen, Wisconsin saw varying degrees of improvement. Freeman won both of his singles matches, while Martin went 1-1 and Bertha 0-2.Both Austin and Baumann noted Freeman’s significant development after his dominating performance on Saturday in which he won his singles match 6-0, 6-2.“I think Chris is playing really well right now,” Austin said. “He kind of had an up and down start… he’s kind of gotten over the hump a little bit and is starting to get some wins and confidence.”As difficult as it may be to win a tennis match without the doubles point, Michalicka is confident in his team’s play at singles. And at that, it doesn’t matter how the team wins, as long as they keep doing it.“All these guys can win any day against basically, I feel like, anybody,” he said. “It’s always hard when you lose the doubles to win (the match), but it’s not impossible for us. It’s worked out a couple times.”
Manchester United have reached an agreement to sign Argentina defender Marcos Rojo from Sporting Lisbon.United said the deal, which Sporting say is worth £16m, is subject to a medical and personal terms.Sporting have also confirmed Nani, 27, is returning on loan, seven years after the winger joined United from Lisbon.Left-sided defender Rojo, 24, played in all six of Argentina’s World Cup games on their run to the final in Brazil this summer.The deal for Rojo had appeared imminent since the player told Argentine radio station Continental on Monday it would be a “dream to play at Manchester United”.Last week he refused to train with Sporting due to his frustration at not being allowed to leave, although he subsequently apologised. ” A further announcement will be made when the process is complete,” said United in a message on the club’s Twitter account on Tuesday.In a statement released to the Lisbon stock exchange , Sporting released the payment schedule agreed with United for the player.Sporting will receive £8m immediately, with further instalments of £4m being paid on 1 December this year and 1 July, 2015.In addition they will get 20% of any sell-on fee for Rojo over £18.4million.His versatility makes him a good fit for United manager Louis van Gaal’s preferred 3-5-2 system. Rojo, who joined Sporting from Spartak Moscow in July 2012, missed the Portuguese club’s first league game of the season last weekend.Marcos Rojo played two seasons in Portuguese football