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Lauriston House in Kyneton, Victoria, by Seeley Architects. Photography by Peter Hyatt.

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ustralian style is distinctive for its lack of fuss. When you live in a climate that allows doors open for most of the year, to bask in the breeze, who wants to shake the dust that blows in out of the heft of hand-loomed damask drapes? Our New Living cover story explores the shapes, textures and touches that define local style, and how to execute it; now is the time to refresh, especially if you are eyeing spring to list, after an internal spruce-up, of course. Our interiors guru, Darren Palmer, imparts his tips on achieving luxurious yet sensible designs. Among the many homes in this edition with impeccable style is our residential cover property, in Kew. No. 27 Heather Grove is a bespoke house, by Doherty Design Studio, and the hunt is on for a new owner. Perhaps this is just the type of refreshment you are seeking.

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This near-new riverside pad – sized between an apartment and a townhouse – has urban chic against a leafy backdrop. Positioned in the south-east corner of the Acacia

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kitchen. Journey through rear sliding glass doors to find covered and open split-level decking in the neat west-

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Spanish Mission home, close to trendy Fitzroy

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An ingenious redesign elevates this demure Edwardian to future-facing landmark. Apart from its period facade and front rooms, everything old has become new again at this blue-chip address. Its owners engaged a commercial-industrial architect from Sydney to help transform their historically significant, yet outdated, family home. The floor plan separates living and dining, study and kitchen from primary sleeping quarters, setting these in a split-level addition joining the main house via walkway. There is a guest room with en suite, mezzanine space

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a gallery hallway, cellar,

Private sale

living and dining zone

Auction: 2pm, June 23

Agent: Marshall White,

central light court, dual living

Agent: Kay & Burton,

extension. The kitchen has

Agent: Biggin & Scott, Bill

Davide Lettieri 0414 018 707

zones and gourmet kitchen.

Nicole Gleeson 0414 809 221

Miele double ovens.

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This three-year-old residence being sold by its architect-vendor is a bold, contemporary take on terrace-style housing, slotted between more traditional properties. Behind a timber facade, you find a garage and two ensuited ground-floor bedrooms, one opening to a whitewashed and vinedraped lightwell. The firstfloor living area flows to a private north-facing terrace that basks in open sky, with a view to Fitzroy Town Hall’s tower through neighbourhood treetops. Its proximity to Gertrude Street’s bars and boutiques,

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retreat, office or double

front and garaging via a lane

garage at the rear – and a

Auction: 10.30am, June 23

off George Street. The west-

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north-facing living/dining

Agent: Marshall White,

facing bricked courtyard

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room with vaulted ceiling.

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In t e r v i e w b y S TE PH E N L ACE Y Ph o t o b y DANIE L P O CKE T T

“You should always have empathy, regardless of the circumstances.”

With

It was at a Tony Robbins Mastery

What is the first home you sold?

P E T E R K A KO S from The Agency

University. I did one of his courses in

A three-bedroom cream brick veneer

Hawaii. My feet were unscathed. It

for $128,000 in Lower Templestowe. I

taught me about mind over matter.

had to go and ask about six people in

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eter Kakos, the general manager for The Agency Victoria, is sports mad. But he’d rather be watching it from his fully equipped man cave in Hawthorn East, than getting sweaty himself. If it involves a ball, there’s a good chance Kakos is watching it. His favourite teams are the LA Lakers, Liverpool FC and the mighty North Melbourne Roos. This year, Kakos is celebrating his silver anniversary in real estate. He is married with two children.

the office how I was supposed to fill If you could live anywhere in the

out the contract.

world, where would that be? I’d alternate between the Greek

How do you handle curly

Islands and New York City. I love the

circumstances behind a sale (such

islands for the lifestyle, the warmth,

as a divorce or a bankruptcy)?

the food, the family gatherings. And in

I don’t handle those situations any

New York you feel like you’re on a

differently; you should always have

movie set everywhere you walk.

empathy, regardless of the circumstances.

Which living person do you most

If you weren’t in real estate, what

Tell us about the time a property

admire?

job would you be doing?

listing surprised you.

Most memorable sale and why?

My mother. My father died when I was

I definitely should be hosting Fox

It was the six-bedroom home set on a

The wife of a vendor came to me on

12, so she raised three girls and me

Sports news.

third of an acre. It had a tennis court

the day of an auction and said, “My

and a movie theatre. It was huge and

husband, he’s gone crazy!” I asked her

we sold it to a single guy.

why and she told me he’d mowed

from a very young age. It must have been tough for her.

What was your first job? During school I was a trolley boy at

everyone’s front nature strip in the

What do you consider your greatest

Safeway supermarket. My first real job

What is your defining

cul-de-sac, so it looked pristine. Then

achievement (outside of

was as mini-bar waiter at the Regent

characteristic?

she told me he’d also sprayed a whole

property)?

Melbourne. I left that to get into real

I’m gregarious.

can of air-freshener up and down the

Surviving a childhood of three older

estate at 19.

road to make the area smell nice. Your idea of happiness?

Anyway, it must have worked,

What’s the hardest thing you’ve

I love drinking and eating in cool cafes

because he sold the house for way

What is your motto?

ever done?

around the world: a beer in Seville,

beyond the price he wanted.

“Be the change you want to see in the

Walking across 12 metres of hot coals.

a vino in Rome, a coffee in New York.

sisters.

world.” (Gandhi)

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Fans of mid-century modernist lines may marvel at this Palm Springs-inspired, 773-square-metre spread. Renovated to enhance its beachside entertainment clout, lifestyle features include a bar, billiards room, and central terrace that transforms into a cinema. Floor-to-ceiling windows link the indoor living-dining zone to the pool and gardens. Auction: 11am, June 23 Agent: Kay & Burton, Alex Schiavo 0419 239 549

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Art deco red-brick frontage hides an enormous rear

This renovated double-brick California bungalow is

This striking, tri-level masterpiece promises lifestyle

living-and-dining-room extension in the tightly held

one of those gems you can walk into and start living.

fit for the beautiful people. Italian travertine floors

inner north. Vaulted ceilings and a luxury kitchen,

Filling a luscious 748-square-metre block with rear

link the first floor’s voluminous living and dining zone

stacker doors to a private rear garden, hardwood

laneway access, a standout feature is its mature

to a Miele kitchen. Rise to the top for the 14-metre lap

floors and gas fireplace keep life cosy and bright.

vegetation. A covered al-fresco terrace is a highlight.

pool with glass end, for street watching below.

Auction: Noon, June 23

Auction: 12.30pm, June 24

Expressions of interest: Close June 26

Agent: Nelson Alexander, Grant Leonard 0407 323 181

Agent: Wilson, Norma Evans 0422 844 666

Agent: Marshall White, Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271

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Modern luxe with a historic touch

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hen the owners of this nearnew house in Kew asked Hawthorn’s Doherty Design Studio to come up with a new family home, they wanted to incorporate the best of mid-20th-century design. And in Kew, that was a most appropriate ambition. Kew, possibly alone in the eastern suburbs, has enthusiastically embraced new and innovative architecture since World War II, with postwar migrants beginning a trend that has continued. It means most Kew streets have a vibrant mix of architecture and Heather Grove is the same; there is everything from 1940s solid brick, to the curves of the 1980s and those still being completed. The brief to designer Mardi Doherty was to “steer

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away from the ultra contemporary”, according to the owner, who says she knew she didn’t want cold, hard or drab. And what Doherty delivered is a spacious, warm and rather witty house incorporating the best of the 1940s, ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. It’s like all Kew’s postwar verve has been channelled into a contemporary form. A walk-through prompts warm nostalgic smiles at every turn. The first retro memory emerges at the front metal security gate, which is decidedly ’60s, and the white-brick frame around it offers a hint of the ’70s. Memories continue inside – the square of green onyx marble that makes up the front door handle has echoes of the ’50s and ’60s in colour and shape, and to touch it is to be transported straight to Mad Men.

Along the wide timber-floored hallway there is another dramatic touch – an almost sculptural black metal-and-glass stair screen that is a great companion to the metal-front security door. This stair screen is decorative, with panes of textured glass, but also practical as it opens to reveal storage cupboards. The owners have three children and the family holds many large extended-family gatherings. The layout has all living areas – inside and out – on one side of the house. It works well; there’s a theatre room at the front of the house, down a few steps. This room has a wall of glass opening to an outdoor dining area which, at its other end, has sliding glass doors to another living area. Combined, they create a flowing three-room area with outdoor dining

in the middle. It must work brilliantly for large, mixed-age gatherings – all the more so because the outdoor area has sides that close, making it an all-weather room. The formal living room is, like the home cinema, sunken. This, combined with the hanging fireplace and a backdrop marble wall in a muted grey green, give it a ’70s feel – except the look is still contemporary. An adjoining dining area overlooks the backyard and pool, and has a very witty light fitting: it’s almost like traffic signals directing residents and guests to the fun parts of the house – cinema this way, dining that way. The kitchen is to one side of the dining area and it has Miele appliances, porcelain benchtops,


Kew: This leafy postcode is bordered by the Yarra

KEW

River at one end and Burke Road at the

27 Heather Grove $4.5 million-$4.95 million

other. Its hub is the Kew Junction, where five

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Food and Charcoal Grill

Agent: Jellis Craig, Peter Vigano

On The Hill.

Recent Sales $2.39 million 9 Stansell Street, April $2 million 161 Derby Street, April $2.645 million 145 Cotham Road, April

What the agent says

Peter Vigano

Jellis Craig

Brilliantly designed and mastercraftsman built, this luxurious, contemporary residence offers an unrivalled lifestyle for a modern family.

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laser-cut green onyx marble splashbacks and a butler’s pantry. And there’s a small study area secreted behind folding doors. This lower level has other unexpected but welcome extras; there’s a large gym with a sauna, a powder room with unusual textured walls and an outdoor shower. Upstairs is similarly well thought out. There are three children’s bedrooms – and they are all large, lovely rooms with built-in desks and hydronic heating. One has an en suite and a wall of built-in wardrobes, while the others have a great set-up with sleeping area, then walk-through wardrobes followed by the shared bathroom – and then on through the next walk-through wardrobe to the next sleeping area. Like downstairs, this area is filled with light, thanks to walls of northfacing glass along the walkway. Another retro-induced smile arrives while passing a low storage cabinet with a top like a 1940s terrazzo floor. And, finally, the tour arrives in the main bedroom where there is a similar level of contemporary comfort as in the rest of the house – but with even more mid-century touches. The huge sleeping area is backed by a huge walk-through wardrobe with a similarly large en suite at the other end of the room.

The sleeping area has a built-in dressing table reminiscent of the 1940s and ’50s and it has a strip of gold/brass that is also seen in the kitchen’s drawer handles and in the en suite, where the green onyx marble featured at the front door and in the kitchen makes a reappearance. Here it is offset by the gold/ brass used in striking curves.

This reappearance of design touches, in different forms and effects, brings the house together in a sophisticated whole. This striking house can take its place in the ever-evolving suburb of Kew but anchored to the postwar era. This feature is part of a Domain Deluxe package.

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AUCTIONS Houses and Apartments * ABBOTSFORD 22 Lulie St

3BR

12.00

1.05M-1.15M Nelson Alexander

3BR

11.00

500-550 Nelson Alexander

3BR

2.00

AIRPORT WEST 4/38-40 Highlands Av*

ALBERT PARK 29 Philipson St

POA

Cayzer

ARMADALE 10 Munro St

3BR

2.00

POA

Abercromby’s

14/49A Denbigh Rd*

1BR

12.00

POA

Biggin & Scott

21 Hume St

3BR

12.00

POA

Jellis Craig

7 Auburn Gr

3BR

1.00

POA

Jellis Craig

4BR

1.30

1.2M-1.3M Nelson Alexander

1.00

590-640 Nelson Alexander

ASCOT VALE 71 Middle St

AVONDALE HEIGHTS 29a Raglan St

3BR

BALWYN 1/201 Whitehorse Rd*

3BR

1.30

POA

MW ONE

16/47 Yerrin St*

2BR

11.30

POA

MW ONE

3BR

10.30

POA

Fletchers

4BR

11.00

POA

Fletchers

Period elegance on show in this four bedroom family home at 13 Evelina Road, Toorak, near Hawksburn Village. Listed by RT Edgar.

BLACKBURN SOUTH 4/213 Blackburn Rd*

BOX HILL NORTH 5 McKean St

185 Melrose St

BRIGHTON 259 New St

3BR

10.30

POA

Marshall White

4BR

11.30

POA

Marshall White

2BR

12.30

CARLTON NORTH 18 MacPherson St

1.4M-1.5M Nelson Alexander

CAULFIELD NORTH 9/10 Payne St*

1BR

1.30

POA

MW ONE

EAST MELBOURNE 21/155 Wellington Pd*

CANTERBURY

3BR

11.00

1M-1.1M Nelson Alexander

2BR

12.30

430-470 Nelson Alexander

OAK PARK 3/36 Jospehine St*

BRIGHTON EAST 5 Raymond Ct

NORTH MELBOURNE

PRAHRAN

1/2a Maling Rd* 6 Dudley Pd 426 Lygon St

1/115A Williams Rd*

2BR

10.00

POA

Biggin & Scott

12/25 Irving Av*

1BR

9.30

POA

MW ONE

202/28 Mount St*

2BR

1.00

POA

Biggin & Scott

277 Dandenong Rd

3BR

2.00

POA

Biggin & Scott

56 Aberdeen Rd

2BR

10.30

POA

Marshall White

RICHMOND

20 Findon Av 46 Ramsden St 2/61a Tennyson St 22b Tennyson St

2BR

11.00

POA

Jellis Craig

1BR

12.00

420-462

Biggin & Scott

20/16 Goodwood St*

2BR

11.00

770-840

Biggin & Scott

100 Falconer St 176-178 McKean St

Jellis Craig

34 Neptune St

3BR

12.00

1.1M-1.2M

Biggin & Scott

GLEN IRIS

28 Parnell St

3BR

12.30

NPD

Hodges

5/108 Mary St*

1BR

11.00

310-340

Biggin & Scott

3/2 Parkside St*

2BR

10.30

590-640

Hodges

51 Aintree Rd

56 Farmer St

2BR

2.00

POA

Jellis Craig

ESSENDON

6 Westbank Tc

3BR

2.00

1.4M-1.54M

Biggin & Scott

209a/40 Collins St*

460-500 Nelson Alexander

8/343 Church St*

2BR

1.00

650-715

Biggin & Scott

4BR

11.00

POA

Fletchers

2BR

2.00

550-600 Nelson Alexander

RINGWOOD NORTH

3BR

11.30

1.7M-1.9M Nelson Alexander

13 Florence Av

4BR

12.00

760-830 Nelson Alexander

2BR

11.00

1.1M-1.17M Nelson Alexander

4BR

10.30

FAWKNER FITZROY NORTH 14 Alfred St

GLEN IRIS 26 Maitland St

POA

Marshall White

HAMPTON 104/15 Small St*

11/574 Glenferrie Rd*

1BR

12.30

POA

MW ONE

2BR

11.30

POA

MW ONE

5BR

10.30

POA

Marshall White

3BR

11.00

POA

Fletchers

11 Valetta St

3BR

12.30

POA

Marshall White

3 Meredith St*

1BR

3.30

POA

MW ONE

16 MacGregor St

5BR

11.30

POA

Marshall White

26a Repton Rd

3BR

11.00

POA

Jellis Craig

4BR

2.30

3BR

11.00

2BR

10.30

LOWER TEMPLESTOWE 5 Lowan Av

MALVERN EAST

MARIBYRNONG

POA

Fletchers

NIDDRIE 202/4 Hotham Rd*

POA

Marshall White

192a Bank St*

3BR

1.00

POA

Cayzer

1/145 Walsh St*

1BR

11.00

POA

Biggin & Scott

12/28 The Righi*

1BR

11.00

600-650

Biggin & Scott

1BR

11.30

POA

MW ONE

SOUTH YARRA

3c/21 The Esplanade*

2/242 Woodland St*

2BR

10.30

600-660 Nelson Alexander

20 Wickham Gr

5BR

11.00

1.35M-1.45M Nelson Alexander

SURREY HILLS

440-475 Nelson Alexander

1.15

6BR

1.15

3BR 3BR

12.00 11.00

2BR 4BR

11.00 1.00

3BR

11.15

POA

Marshall White

5BR

11.30

POA

Marshall White

3BR

12.30

POA

Marshall White

4BR 4BR

12.45 3.00

POA POA

Jellis Craig Jellis Craig

4BR 4BR

1.00 11.00

POA POA

Marshall White Marshall White

4BR 4BR

11.30 12.30

POA POA

Marshall White Jellis Craig

3BRBy Appt. 3BR 1.00

POA NPD

Marshall White Kay & Burton

3BR

1.00

POA

Jellis Craig

12.00

POA

Cayzer

3BR 12.30 3BRBy Appt. 3BR 1.45 2BR 10.00

NPD POA POA POA

Sotheby’s Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White

3BR

1.00

POA

Cayzer

4BR 4BR 2BR 3BR 2BR

2.00 2.00 10.00 3.00 12.00

POA POA POA NPD POA

RT Edgar Marshall White Marshall White Kay & Burton RT Edgar

2BR

12.00

POA

Marshall White

1.15

NPD

Gary Peer

2.7M-2.9M Nelson Alexander POA POA

Marshall White Marshall White

1.85M-2M Nelson Alexander 4.7M-5M Nelson Alexander

174 Ludstone St

HAWTHORN EAST KEW 24 Young St 27 Heather Gr

MALVERN 250 Wattletree Rd 8 Staniland Av

MALVERN EAST 10 Westgarth St 12 Ailsa Av

MELBOURNE 3101/368 St Kilda Rd* 35 & 36 Albert Rd

RICHMOND 20 Neptune St

SOUTH MELBOURNE 3BR

11.00

POA

Jellis Craig

TOORAK

246 Albert Rd

3BR

SOUTH YARRA

17/4 Glyndebourne Av*

3BR

9.30

POA

MW ONE

52a Lansell Rd

3BR

11.30

POA

Marshall White

WEEKEND OPEN FOR INSPECTIONS Houses and Apartments *

15 Darling St 21 Millswyn St* 29 Palermo St 5/28 Rockley Rd*

ST KILDA WEST 58 Park St

TOORAK ARMADALE

1.445M-1.495M Nelson Alexander

MOOROOLBARK 46 Greenslopes Dr

2.30

2/1 Elm St*

MALVERN

24 Woodruff Av

2BR

STRATHMORE

KEW 25 Kent St

151 Market St

ST KILDA

HAWTHORN

3BR

2.3M-2.5M Nelson Alexander

HAMPTON

15 Stanley Av

SOUTH MELBOURNE

15 Margaret St

9.45

FITZROY NORTH

1/4 Tullo Pl*

41 Forrester St

4BR

ELWOOD

11/45 York St*

3/13 Royal Av*

Jellis Craig Marshall White

CLIFTON HILL

POA

2.00

POA POA

CAULFIELD NORTH

12.00

2BR

12.00 12.45

CARLTON

2BR

ELSTERNWICK

4BR 5BR

29 Northcote Rd

4BR

10.00

POA

Marshall White

53 Union St

4BR

11.00

POA

Marshall White

CAMBERWELL 10 Victoria Rd

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Kay & Burton

14 Cochran Av

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RT Edgar

13 Evelina Rd 196 Williams Rd 3/9 Hopetoun Rd 6/722 Orrong Rd G04/1 Wallace Av*

WINDSOR 14 St John St

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ALBERT PARK

SOUTH MELBOURNE 246 Albert Road

ST KILDA WEST 58 Park Street

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PRIME BEACHSIDE OPPORTUNITY

This versatile property offers many variations of accommodation. Downstairs comprises: four main rooms, amenities and double garage. Upstairs comprises equivalent to six main rooms and amenities. This unique property will appeal to the owner occupier or investor as could be two separate tenancies. • Potential income return • Corner location, versatile zoning • Period features throughout

This brick veneer freestanding residence is a short walk to beach, restaurants, public transport and parklands. A rare opportunity awaits!

View Sat & Tues 12-12.30pm, Thurs 3-3.30pm Auction Saturday 7th July 12pm

Albert Park 03 9699 5999

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Geoff Cayzer James Keep

9690 9782 0418 569 594

Nick Bade Will McMullin

0425 781 892 0403 557 259

Port Melbourne 03 9646 0812

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Three bedrooms plus study, two bathrooms Flexible floorplan with open plan living and dining Northern rear garden, garaging and access Incredible possibilities Land 12m x 46m (560 sqm approx.) Possible development site (STCA) View Contact Agent Auction Saturday 23rd June at 1pm Contact Michael Szulc 0417 122 809 Geoff Cayzer 9690 9782 Jason De Stefano 0413 292 666

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173/85 Rouse Street Port Melbourne Spectacular 17th floor apartment with mesmerizing views of Port Phillip Bay and beyond, from the Dandenong Ranges to the You Yangs. One of three on its level. Huge living/dining with winter garden, open-plan kitchen, separately zoned master bedroom with ensuite, two further bedrooms and central bathroom. Pool, gym, tennis court, concierge, building manager and double garaging. rtedgar.com.au EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Saturday 23rd June at 3.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) VIEW Saturday 11.00-11.30am & Wednesday 1.00-1.30pm Gerald Betts 0418 371 855 | Cristina Porto 0402 269 181 DOM A IN

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ARMADALE

53 Union Street, Armadale

29 Northcote Road, Armadale

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BRIGHTON - CAMBERWELL

13 Lansdown Street Brighton East

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174 Ludstone Street, Hampton

CONTACT

kayburton.com.au

174ludstonestreet-hampton.com

14 Cochran Avenue Camberwell

Nestled in the Sunnyside Estate’s leafy streets, this outstanding property spanning 955m2 (approx.) is a true family oasis, delivering an indoor-outdoor lifestyle with pool and spa. An expansive floorplan dedicated to relaxation and enjoyment offers a home theatre, family retreat, and open plan living with banquet-sized dining and a stylish hostess kitchen with butler’s pantry. The spacious five-bedroom, fourbathroom layout is sized for rest and study, enhanced by a home office or guest bedroom. Prestigiously placed among elite schools, moments from transport, restaurants, shopping and cinemas. Frontage – 21.34m or 70 x 150ft (10,280ft2 approx).

14cochranavenue-camberwell.com

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST VIEW Saturday 3.00-3.30pm & Thursday 1.00-1.30pm Nikki Mccarthy 0410 236 200 Lawrence Zhu 0411 450 158

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CAMBERWELL - CLIFTON HILL

6 Dudley Parade, Canterbury

6dudleyparade-canterbury.com

GaryPeer.com.au

20 Findon Avenue, Caulfield North

Auction

Inspect

Exceptional living in a premium position

Sun 24 Jun 1:30pm

Sat & Sun 1:15-1:45pm Thurs 2:00-2:30pm

Darren Krongold Sally Zelman Daniel Fisher

0438 515 433 0412 294 488 0409 797 560

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EAST MELBOURNE - FITZROY

106 Jolimont Road East Melbourne

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Townhouse 2, 61a Tennyson Street, Elwood

CONTACT

106jolimontroad.com

kayburton.com.au

2-61atennysonstreet-elwood.com

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1457 HIGH STREET GLEN IRIS

Grand Launch This Weekend Luxury 2 & 3 bedroom nature inspired contemporary homes with 2 car parks from $759,000. CALL NOW FOR A PRIORITY APPOINTMENT

Ross 0410 160 151 HIGHGREENGLENIRIS.COM. AU

51 Aintree Road, Glen Iris

25 Kent Street, Kew

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HAWTHORN

21 Coppin Grove, Hawthorn

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3/11 Grattan Street Hawthorn 2

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Malvern Residences. Designed by Paul Conrad.

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MALVERN

8 Staniland Avenue, Malvern

250 Wattletree Road, Malvern

8stanilandavenue-malvern.com

26 Maitland Street, Glen Iris

250wattletreeroad-malvern.com

10 Westgarth Street, Malvern East

26maitlandstreet-gleniris.com

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MELBOURNE - MILL PARK

3101/368 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

3101-368stkildaroad-melbourne.com

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EOI CLOSING WEDNESDAY 3 1 3 35 & 36/1 Albert Road EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Melbourne VIEWING

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RICHMOND - SOUTH YARRA

51 Huckerby Street, Cremorne Enormous open plan living with full width kitchen, excellent storage and secure car accommodation for two, flexible ground floor home office / split living zone, powder room and dumbwaiter.

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Lachlan Castran 0475 000 888 Ben Khong 0400 882 439

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5/28 Rockley Road, South Yarra

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South Yarra | 15 Darling Street Victorian Grandeur (Circa 1860’s) Positioned in one of South Yarra’s most prestigious locations, this Circa 1860’s Victorian residence delivers an enviable lifestyle of refinement within walking distance to Toorak Road, South Yarra station, the Royal Botanic Gardens and leading private schools. This stunning architectural and historical masterpiece, set behind a magnificent gardenia tree, sits proudly yet discreetly from the street and the quintessential period profile is matched inside by alluring romantic spaces. A wide entrance provides an impressive introduction into the grand formal lounge room/dining room and beautiful master suite which features a walk-in robe and dual vanity ensuite whilst indulgence continues in the second light filled living area and gourmet kitchen/dining room featuring Granite Marinace stone benchtops, a butler’s pantry and Gaggenau cooking appliances. Two further bedrooms upstairs with built-in robes surround a central bathroom whilst the outdoors deliver perfect surroundings for entertaining guests; courtesy of two decked alfresco areas, a heated pool/spa, a projector and mood lighting.

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Saturday 7th July at 1.00pm

View

Saturday 12.30 - 1.00pm Wednesday 12.30 - 1.00pm Thursday 5.00 - 5.30pm

Contact

David Colbran 0418 348 481 Greg Herman 0411 473 307

Office

03 9825 0555

E-mail

reception@msir.com.au

Website

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TOORAK

6/722 Orrong Road Toorak

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3/9 Hopetoun Road, Toorak

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TOORAK

29 Palermo Street, South Yarra

29palermostreet-southyarra.com

52a Lansell Road, Toorak

196 Williams Road, Toorak

52alansellroad-toorak.com

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13 Evelina Road Toorak A classic, single level, double fronted Victorian villa, 1888, with original marble fireplaces, high ceilings and ornate detail, endy is a welcoming and beautifully presented family home, set within picturesque and tightly held Evelina oad on the cusp of awksburn Village. A wide, decorative arched hallway leads you through to four spacious bedrooms and two immaculate bathrooms, the master with ensuite and walk in robe. To the rear of the property is a light-filled entertainer s kitchen, complete with marble bench tops, quality appliances and butler s pantry. ining and living are enhanced by full length windows and the private north-facing garden features a spa pool, stately cypress and lock up garage, entrance via OW. Moments from restaurants, gourmet food stores and boutiques, endy also offers easy access to transport, parklands and fine schools. 1 evel naroa -toorak.com AUCTION Saturday 23rd June at 11.00am (Unless Sold Prior) VIEW Saturday, Wednesday & Thursday 2.00-2.30pm Jeremy o 0418 33 650 | arly Whitington 040 568 830

G04/1 Wallace Avenue Toorak

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Presenting a magnificent Victorian terrace featuring ornate iron lacework, this two level four bedroom home is located only steps from prestigious Hawksburn Village. Period details and timber floors underscore zoned interiors including a north facing sitting room, comfortable living room and a spacious kitchen with ample space for casual dining. This splendid domain is completed by a bathroom, balcony, courtyard and car parking. View: Saturday 10.30-11.00am & Thursday 12.30-1.00pm

Auction: Saturday 30th June at 11.30am Contact: Mark Williams 0417 189 377 Hugh Hardy 0407 339 807 Office 9864 5300

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A fabulous ground floor, two bedroom, North facing apartment in the prestigious One Wallace Avenue building where every room overlooks and opens to the picturesque Paul Bangay designed water feature and grand central courtyard. A perfect Toorak Village lifestyle is on offer with boutique shops, cafes, restaurants and public transport at your doorstep. Basement parking for two cars. g04-1wallaceavenue-toorak.com AUCTION Saturday 23rd June at 1.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) VIEW Saturday 12.00-12.30pm & Wednesday 2.00-2.30pm Michael Ebeling 0418 338 811 | Ben Quennell 0424 143 556


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COAST & COUNTRY

Rural Gippsland All Rounder — Grazing, Irrigation, Cropping & Horticulture ‘Paringa’, Gippsland, Victoria • Versatile 569.12* hectares (1,405.73* acres) fertile mix of river flats, Fernbank & Perry sandy loams • 260* acres under centre pivot, 150* acres of spray irrigation, secure water entitlements • Two production bores plus stock & domestic bores, stock water to all paddocks • Cattle yards, shedding & solid four bedroom BV manager’s residence • Currently successful Angus breeding, fattening & year round irrigated fodder crop program

Auction Friday 6 July 11am Maffra Community Sports Club Jason Hellyer 0403 043 571 Ray White Rural Victoria Michael Capes 0418 514 258 Bill Wyndham & Co

• Suitable for intensive horticulture, intensive or free range cattle & sheep farming, dairy or turf production

raywhiteruralvictoria.com

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PREMIUM HORTICULTURE DROUGHT PROOF PROPERTY 200 McDonalds Road, CATANI VIC 3981 $2,650,000 34.79 Hectares ~ 86 Acres (Approx)

The property, comprising of prime soil is located in the area affectionately known as the Koo Wee Rup Growing Region, 85km south east of Melbourne being a highly productive tract of land with a long and successful generational history in dairying and horticulture this property boasts a massive water supply, shedding complex, homestead & elaborate farm plan setup.

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Ray Cullen 0429 977 313 1/1-3 Main Street, BUNYIP VIC 3815 rcullen@ruralco.com.au www.ruralcoproperty.com.au

‘KILLINEY NORTH’ Via Geelong, VIC | 173.77 HA / 429 AC

DARRAWEIT GUIM | VIC R FO

Damian Ford 0499 735 567 / 03 9735 5677 246 Main Street, LILYDALE VIC 3140 damian@nobleknight.com.au www.nobleknight.com.au

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“Oatlands House” Grandly proportioned sandstone home set amidst glorious gardens on highly productive acreage

Four huge bedrooms, master with ensuite, study,

FOR SALE - $1,850,000 TO $1,950,000 Address:

191 Corrigans Lane, Darraweit Guim, VIC

Contact:

Jeanette Laffan

gallery, sunroom and formal lounge

Welcoming country kitchen adjoining spacious



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0438 452 641

jlaffan@ruralco.com.au

Quality soils, divided into nine paddocks, shearing shed, hay shed, six dams and bore

LOCAL SERVICE, NATIONAL STRENGTH

Property ID: 19059925

RODWELLS

www.ruralcoproperty.com.au

Cnr Midland Highway & Gargans Road, Meredith – Outstanding Highly Productive Rural Property On the Edge of Meredith 60 Mins Melbourne, 10 Titles • 429 Acres (173.77Ha) of prime undulating country, 10 Expressions of Interest titles, 4 road frontages, 95% arable, shelter plantations • 3 stand wool shed and yards, power connected • Securely watered by dams and creek • Leased to quality tenant to 1st March 2020 ’Killiney North’ Presents a rare opportunity to secure one of the districts most productive properties. Situated in a tightly held and capital appreciating region. Ideal cropping, sheep, cattle, horses and all forms of intensive agricultural pursuits. Situated on the edge of Meredith. 30 mins Ballarat, 30 mins Geelong (Ring Road, grain terminal, port, bay and beaches), 30 mins Avalon Airport, 60 mins Melbourne CBD and International Airport

Closing Wednesday 27th June Inspection Strictly by appointment with Agent Ken Drysdale 0409 195 470 Elders Geelong 03 5225 5000 eldersrealestate.com.au/19078749

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30 Parklands Avenue, Somers QUINTESSENTIAL SOMERS 4

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FOR SALE - PRICE ON APPLICATION

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Contact:

Brendan Woodley

Abundance of fruit trees and a 4,000 tree hardwood woodlot

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Beautiful property set on a gently rising hill

Perfectly positioned across the road from the beach and walking distance to the Somers Yacht Club and General Store, this well maintained 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home is the ultimate beach escape or permanent home. A large 942 sqm north facing rear block provides the opportunity to renovate or rebuild (STCA) in the future, whilst enjoying all that the Mornington Peninsula has to offer right now. This well maintained home offers but in wardrobes, large laundry, air conditioning, gas ducted heating, open fireplace, large rear deck and carport. Open for Inspection Saturday and Sunday 2.00pm - 2.30pm

Gabe Frampton 0417 549 475

Auction 23/06/2018 2.00pm

0429 032 620

Quality kitchen with large walk in pantry Sealed road frontage and an easy 10 minute drive to

bwoodley@ruralco.com.au

reliable and frequent v/line services

Lisa Fraser-Smith 0400 760 101

Property ID: 19071577

Large approximately 4 megalitre dam

LOCAL SERVICE, NATIONAL STRENGTH

RODWELLS

www.linkpropertymornpen.com.au

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Gisborne 5428 4007

32 Hedderwick Lane, Macedon

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Saturday 16 June 11:00 - 11:30am

Sale

ESR $2,250,000 - $2,350,000

Enjoy serenity and style from the foothills of the Macedon Ranges. This six bedroom home offers ff ffers luxurious living and leisure, with stunning views and serene surrounds. Separate living zones suit teenagers, guests or grandparents to stay comfort mf ably in a private wing. Enjoy family gatherings and mfort soirees around the magnificent swimming pool or relax in the home theatre. These picturesque 6.42 acres (approx.) in the prestigious Bolobek Lakes Estate give you a property to write home about.

Cherie Graf 0468682307

cherie.graf@gisborne.rh.com.au

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Ken Grech 0407823686

ken.grech@gisborne.rh.com.au

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Woodend Price $1,450,000 A masterpiece of classic grace on huge 1344m². 4 bedrooms, 4 living rooms. A sensational home with exceptional fittings, that enjoys splendid views from all windows. Easy walk to VLine commuter rail and with direct access to Calder Freeway. ™

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ustralia is recognised internationally as a leading design force – a remarkable feat given the country’s relatively small population and limited residential architectural history. Our wildly varying climate and terrain has spawned numerous design styles that are coveted worldwide, from sophisticated beach houses to statement marble kitchens positioned at the centre of the home. The high calibre of design produced by our local industry can be attributed to the great Australian dream, which underpins our heightened appreciation of the everyday spaces we occupy. Interior stylist Simone Haag describes this concept as a “prevailing feeling of pride and ownership”, and not just in the traditional sense of the word, given many rentals are now furnished with equal love and attention. We asked designers what elements of Australian architecture, interiors, furniture and styling they consider to be our industry’s greatest strengths.

Architecture “Using outdoor spaces designed to create a larger ‘interior’ footprint of a home is at the forefront of clever design and something we do incredibly well,” she says. Jessi Deakin and Sarah Yarrow, cofounders and stylists of Sydney-based interior styling company Black Arrow, say: “A backyard is a massive part of the Australian dream and so it’s no surprise that merging the indoors with the outdoors is such a signature strength of Australian architecture and design.”

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One concept repeatedly singled out by industry insiders is the Australian penchant for designing exemplary indoor-outdoor spaces. With backyards becoming smaller, particularly in major cities, these spaces make the most of the often limited outdoor space while embracing their surrounding environment and encouraging added natural light and ventilation. Interior stylist at Thomas Archer Homes and Archer Interiors, Aimee Tarulli, describes these spaces as “trans-terior”.

Australian furniture – such as Domayne’s Richmond leather bed frame – embraces landscape tones, top; an architecture project by Ben Pitman with styling by Simone Haag, above.

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Australian homes are distinct in that they commonly feature an openplan area acting as the main hub of the home. “The quintessential Australian home celebrates open-plan living,” Tarulli says. “We lead busy lifestyles so it’s important that our homes complement our busy family life and attempt to make everyday living easy and relaxed. “Large kitchens with room for kids to do homework on the island bench, and a butler’s pantry to hide last night’s dinner party, are often necessities.”


Furniture and styling The curiosity and keen interest from Australians around home design translates to our furnitureand-decor styling. These elements are typically reflective of the individual, showcasing a sentimental and personal side to a home’s interior. “A penchant for authenticity,

understated detailing, a sense of folly and global appeal delight the more literate design consumer,” Haag says. “Australians love a story and this translates to their prized pieces, where they can tell that story.” Tarulli says: “These layers give our homes an individual and investing look, while celebrating our love of home and family.” Bespoke pieces and luxe materials such as marble commonly feature throughout our homes, from highend products right through to the first-home-owner market. One key furniture item that’s considered an Australian home staple is a large oak dining or coffee table. “Australians love natural timber, so [this] is often a permanent fixture in most Aussie homes. The beauty of natural timber gives a warm and welcoming ambience to a room and allows the look to be styled to suit a range of tastes,” Tarulli says. Our appreciation of the outdoors and time spent in trans-terior spaces also heavily influence the furniture sector. Brands are increasingly investing in the creation of outdoorfurniture ranges matching the sophistication and quality of their interior equivalents.

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The widespread adoption of openplan floor plans in Australia is largely the product of mid-century designers such as Robin Boyd, Alistair Knox and Harry Seidler, whose homes essentially changed the way Australians live. Mid-century architecture principles are similar to those of Scandinavian design – another style that has experienced a renaissance of sorts in recent years. Both styles prioritise craftsmanship and earthy materials, which is typically complemented in Scandi homes by a lighter and brighter overall colour scheme. “White is often the palette of choice to enhance natural light and create a bright, happy mood and aesthetic. Our relaxed nature sees us incorporating soft oak timbers, and raw natural finishes, like concrete and stone,” Tarulli says.

“These layers give our homes an individual and investing look, while celebrating our love of home and family.” “The relaxed mood of these spaces has also seen a big resurgence in locally made, designer, outdoor furniture ranges to suit entertainers or multi-use spaces, rather than simply functional outdoor furniture needs,” Tarulli says. “Beautiful outdoor sofas create an environment to enjoy and embrace our relaxed, Australian way of living.” In the Australian market, Deakin says a well-designed outdoor area can count as much as an additional living or interior entertaining space. “We’re seeing more furnishings that look as though they belong in your living room on your back deck.” Decorating ideas galore and unique Australian approaches to creating the ideal home at domain.com.au/ living/people-places

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apartments, all with a spotlight on natural light and contemporary style. Buyers can choose from three colour schemes including the couture palette, which features the dark colour and metal accents that are so popular in kitchens. But it’s the views that take your breath away, says Kerrin Wilson, who downsized from her Glen Huntly family home to an apartment at Forge. “The sky colours change constantly and quite often in the morning there will be hot-air balloons,” she says.

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“During rowing season, you see all the school rowing boats going up and down the river; all of the tourist vessels, the beautiful yachts; you see the fireworks, weddings and we can see right up Bourke Street to St Patrick’s Cathedral,” she says. Kerrin, husband Rob, their two sons and labradoodle Otto live on the 27th floor. They regularly visit the health and wellness centre, The Wharf Club, which has a swimming pool and fitness centre, and will also be available to residents of the 43-storey

Voyager next door. Construction of the Voyager is set to begin in 2019 and finish in 2022. Interior design has been informed by the water. Buyers have swooped on residences at the four-level Wharfside Residences and three-storey Cargo Homes, with all homes selling at Cargo and just one remaining at the Wharfside Residences.

nlike most apartment projects in Melbourne, West End brings together the might and talent of not one but four interior design studios. Each residential building in this complex is by different design teams. The 15-level Adderley by Carr Design, the 11-storey Mail House by Mim Design, the eight-level Foundry by Six Degrees and the 11-storey The Spencer by Hecker Guthrie. The Foundry is defined by muscular warehouse styling – exposed ceilings and the textures of concrete, brick, iron and steel. Scandinavian influences can be found at The Spencer with natural textures and clever storage ideas, such as concealed shelving. The Adderley borrows Italian interior style and marries this with industrial references to West Melbourne’s working-class heritage. Refined luxury meets industrial style at the The Mail House, where the loft-style apartments house spacious kitchens and balconies.

At a glance West End 185 Rosslyn Street, West Melbourne Architect: CHT Architects (principal) and ARM Architects (masterplan) Developer: Trenerry Property Group Interior design: Adderley by Carr Design, Mail House by Mim Design, Foundry by Six Degrees, The Spencer by Hecker Guthrie Number of apartments: Adderley 100, The Mail House 98, Foundry 55, The Spencer 102 Sizes (sq m): Internal, 47320; external 6-197 Prices: One-beds from $425,000, two-beds from $575,000, three-beds from $950,000, four-beds $1.950 million-$6 million Car parking: one-two, (additional for $60,000) Completion estimate: 2019

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You’ve likely seen Ikea hacks online, and the ideas apply to not only flatpack furniture, but other budget buys, too. Starting with a base, such as a flat-pack cabinet, you can jazz up your rooms by tweaking details. Amp up the reliability and longevity of cheaper products by replacing hinges and internal fittings. If you’re more concerned with elevating the external appearance, swap or add your own touches. Handles, knobs and pulls can be matched to other inclusions in your rooms; seek out the perfect brass

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well-designed kitchen, and these items can carry legitimate expense, but by choosing the right splashback tile, you can create dramatic looks. Tempered mirror can be a great luxury inclusion in place of a tiled splashback, or you can look at largeformat tiles, large porcelain panels or even natural stone. The benchtop is a major design feature in any kitchen so it’s worth specifying something with more quality and expense, though you can get realistic and dramatic effects from some laminates.

Just because you are choosing a standard size, doesn’t mean you have to have a standard finish, though the more intricate or artisan the surface finish, generally the more the tile will cost. Keeping costs to $20-$50 per square metre is the best place to aim. You can get great, simple, white 300 x 600mm tiles for less than $20 per square metre, but you can increase the impact by changing the grout colour; working this element into the

Tiles Tiles can be expensive. Labour is also a big component of tiling, so consider this when choosing. Mosaics take a lot of skill and time to install and ultra-large format tiles cost more and can create more wastage. The solution is to work with standard sizing wherever possible.

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handle to match other brass elements, or matte black, white or whatever you’re using. Legs on cabinets bought off the shelf might not be the right finish to tie in with your room, so you can often buy different legs or alter the cabinet by lopping off the legs to fit in with the constraints in your room. A physically well-fitting piece is as important as one that fits well visually, so modifying a store-bought product can make it look custommade. With robes, I’ve built walls to fit flat-pack cabinets within, so they look like they’re made to fit the space, and simply contrasting exterior and interior finishes can give a dramatically superior result.

scheme for your room. You can play with the pattern and orientation of your tile layout as well.

Drapery It never fails to amaze me how much custom drapery can cost but you can find ready-made product with great results. I like overstock.com as they have longer drops than most in Australian stores. I like drapes to run from wall to wall and ceiling to floor. Many years ago, I found the ultimate budget hack in an apartment by buying fabric dropsheets. An alterations store folded over the top and sewed a loop large enough for a rod. I had neutral, cotton curtains for far less than I could have bought, even ready-made. The moral of the story is, with some creativity, you can achieve the luxe look for less. HomeSpace by Darren Palmer (Murdoch Books, RRP $39.99).

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The home frames vistas of the Gioiello Estate vineyard and Mount Concord.

Romantic homestead spans generations Who: The Schiavello family (Peter and Natalie Schiavello, Anton and Bonnie Schiavello) – schiavello.com Where: Central Victoria What: Grand country homestead

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his 400-hectare property in Molesworth, in the upper wine region of Central Victoria, is the impressive country retreat of the Schiavello family. Peter and Natalie Schiavello (of furniture design, construction and property group Schiavello Group) share the rural homestead with Anton Schiavello (design and marketing director of the furniture business) and Bonnie,

Anton’s wife and the company’s marketing manager. The family bought this impressive property in 2006, and undertook significant renovations in 2010. Originally designed by the office of Walter Burley Griffin and built in 1926, Peter and Natalie updated the home four years after buying, with sympathetic renovations to the kitchen, living and dining areas. The homestead connects the past and present by allowing original interior features to inform the character of the new extension.

New windows, joinery and red brick fireplaces were treated with the same colour palette as the original building, while Tasmanian oak floorboards and ornamental wall and ceiling features were also modelled on the original homestead. A new extension follows the formal qualities of the existing home, with A-frame ceilings and dramatic windows drawing the eye to the rolling hills, vineyard and Mount Concord. “The vineyard and gardens was an important feature, allowing us to feel connected with the outdoors whenever we are inside,” Bonnie says.

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The original wrap-around verandah was reinstated, and continued along the extension. An outdoor fireplace warms cool nights, and the family’s passion for great food and wine inspired the addition of an underground, naturally cooled wine cellar. At the heart of the home sits an extendable dining table designed by Peter, made from solid oak. The table was built to seat 26 people to accommodate the generous family dinners often hosted here. The property also includes a functioning vineyard, Gioiello Estate, which recognises the past


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generations of the Schiavello family who worked a property named Gioiello, or “the Jewel” in Italian. Planted between 1987 and 1996, it accounts for just under nine hectares of the property. For second-generation custodians Anton and Bonnie, the family homestead provides respite from busy city life.

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his is the suburbs. Life is not meant to be like this.” So began Good Food’s 2016 review of Carnegie cafe newcomer Left Field, where reviewer Matt Holden was left lamenting the 15-minute wait for a table, as well as celebrating the Middle Easternaccented brunch menu. Rarely has so much fuss been made over a cafe – but then, Left Field was more than a mere cafe. It was a bellwether of the change being wrought in this formerly quiet

middle-ring suburb, beloved by its inhabitants. Fast-forward to 2018 and Carnegie is the little ’burb that could. From unpromising beginnings – the name was changed in 1909 from Rosstown after the financial collapse of developer William Murray Ross – its stocks have risen stratospherically. The modern tale of Carnegie is the now-classic story of the bridesmaid suburb becoming hotter than hot. People priced out of Malvern, Caulfield and Elsternwick have

brought their amenity with them – hence more cafes than you can poke a poke bowl at, along with all the golden turmeric lattes you could wish for. Koornang Road is the suburb’s multicultural heart, where a vibrant mix of cuisines is represented, including Chinese, Malaysian, Thai, Greek, Italian and French. Carnegie has a library, three parks and a swimming centre, and the removal of its railway level crossing, to be replaced by an elevated rail

line, is expected to be completed by late this year and reduce the snarls that hold up traffic for 87 minutes in the weekday peak. The suburb’s streets are also undergoing a transformation. Medium and large-scale apartment blocks and developments are popping up like mushrooms after rain. And also, no doubt, more cafes. Find a new favourite postcode and the best of its real estate at domain.com.au/suburb-profile

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young daughter, represents an alternative to both detached housing and apartment living. “This multi-generational urban home reflects a wider pattern of Australian households adapting to population growth, housing affordability and changing lifestyles,” Burns says. “While the ubiquitous detached family home is often large, inward-looking and fortified, apartment offerings are generally too small to support family life or offer future flexibility. “Falling outside of traditional classifications, [this project] showcases a hybrid model that embraces city living and co-housing principles of sharing resources and amenities while living in closer proximity to public transportation.”

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uch has been said about the need for Australians to embrace high-density living in our cities – and this personalitypacked house shows what can be achieved through the clever use of unusual plots of land. The project, shortlisted for this year’s Australian Interior Design Awards, is perched on a narrow sixmetre by 20-metre urban infill site wedged between two five-storey buildings on Wellington Street in Melbourne’s St Kilda. Architect Phil Burns, of Matt Gibson Architecture and Design, says the home, built to accommodate a couple, their two adult children and

The multi-generational Mixed Use House by Matt Gibson Architecture and Design.


Working closely with the couple who commissioned the project – one of whom is a builder; the other, an interior designer – Burns created a residence that encourages interaction between family members, while at the same time providing them with opportunities for privacy.

The home covers five levels; the ground floor is a commercial space and the others are organised by themes, including communal and retreat.

The ground floor is designated as a commercial space – one of the reasons that the project is dubbed the Mixed Use House – while the upper four storeys contain the home. Residential levels are organised around themes: The “communal” first floor; “personal” second and third floors; and the “retreat” on the fourth floor and roof garden. “Upon entering the first floor ‘communal’ level, the feeling is all about light,” Burns says. “White terrazzo floors, concrete Rockcote polished plaster walls and white powder-coated steel balustrades accentuate the light milky tones and, with the layering of light-coloured timber furnishings, depict an almost Danish sensibility.” Further adding to the unique feel of each level, the dwelling showcases the raw materials of construction, such as concrete ceilings, and different wall colours in each bedroom.

One of the major challenges was maximising natural light to all levels, given the house’s unusual position between two multi-storey buildings. “With virtually no opportunity for windows at its sides, the building was externally defined by its contrasting site conditions – at its rear an acoustically treated glazed curtain wall faces a freeway to the north and at the front a more fragmented and articulated glazed facade of varying setbacks and overhangs [faces] Wellington Street,” says Burns. “A necessity for natural light organises the internal layout about a central atrium void that funnels light down into the ... building.” mattgibson.com.au Explore inspiring properties at domain.com.au/living/design

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When to put your foot down The three main factors buyers need to consider are price, location and the type of accommodation, according Wakelin Property Advisors director Paul Nugent, and one is less flexible than the others. “If you get the location right, it enhances your life in ways you can’t imagine,” Nugent says. Before dismissing an area as too expensive, investigate which properties in that area fall within the budget. It’s likely this will mean compromising on size, condition – or perhaps both. Over time and with enough money, it’s possible to update or replace almost every part of a property, but the location can never be changed. ISTOCK

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s difficult as it can be, compromise is an essential part of the home-buying process. Few of us have bottomless pockets, and in expensive capital cities, finding a home that ticks every box while coming in under budget is near impossible. Compromise doesn’t have to mean settling for a house you don’t want. “I always say it’s more about flexibility than compromise,” says Lauren Goudy, buyer’s agent at Rose & Jones. Few buyers would want to part with their life savings, only to find themselves stuck in a property they don’t enjoy living in. Reorganising your priorities so that you’re paying only for the features of a property that you need and want, not the ones you don’t, will create a better outcome.


“If you get the location right, it enhances your life in ways you can’t imagine.” - PAUL NUGENT “If it’s in your price range and ticks nine out of 10 boxes for your lifestyle, you want to make sure that you get the property,” Nugent says. “If it takes an extra five per cent to buy it, and you can see yourself being there for 20 years, spend the money and buy it.” When price is the inflexible factor and the ideal area proves unaffordable, it’s still possible to compromise without losing major lifestyle benefits. “Go one step out, and live in an area that’s close to where you want to be,” Nugent says. Buyers should also be aware of what Goudy describes as “perpetual issues” of a property – negative features that

can’t be changed, such as lack of natural light due to the aspect or adjacent buildings. “You need to look at all the reasons you shouldn’t buy it, because those are the things that are going to put people off when it comes time to sell,” she says. When to compromise Taking a glass-half-full approach and viewing compromises as opportunities can help change a buyer’s frame of mind. “If it’s dated and old, you could renovate and that might be an opportunity,” Goudy says.

Tired properties in need of renovation may prove more affordable, and if the updates required are only cosmetic rather than structural, renovations can be relatively inexpensive. However, if the cost of a renovation pushes the total investment above that of a move-in-ready property, buying a fixer-upper may be a false economy. Do the numbers first. In terms of size, properties with more bedrooms will likely be more expensive, so assess whether a guest bedroom is necessary. Likewise, if a study or home office is required, a built-in desk in a nook may suffice. In inner-city areas, parking comes at a premium, increasing the price tag up by to $100,000. This may be time to decide whether that second car is necessary. There is a risk that a heavily compromised “bargain” can cause

problems further down the track, according to Goudy. “If you buy a property that sold cheaply because there are a lot of compromises involved, you’ve got to expect to be in the same scenario when it comes time to sell or lease the property.” The key to a successful purchase is realising that compromise is necessary early in the buying process. “Often you hear people say ‘the property I saw first was the property I should have bought’,” Nugent says. By realistically prioritising what you really need, what can be improved later, and what isn’t necessary at all, you may be surprised at how many ideal properties fall into your budget. Daniel Butkovich is Domain’s National Advice Editor. More practical insights for buying and selling: domain.com.au/advice

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or cheese lovers the world over, the word Gouda brings to mind a smooth, yellow-rind-covered cheese that manages to be nutty, sweet and sharp all at the same time. The cheese is the most famous export of the Dutch city of Gouda, about 50 kilometres south of Amsterdam. So it was kind of a big deal for the Rotterdam-based firm Mei architects and planners when they accepted the challenge of converting an historic cheese warehouse into 52 loft apartments.

The site was used by farmers affiliated with the De Producent cooperative between 1916 and 2013. “The Cheese Warehouse in Gouda is a national monument and used to be the biggest found in Gouda” Mei associate partner and project manager Robert Platje says. Several storage structures were demolished and rebuilt, the oldest still standing dating back to 1919. The site’s national monument status – the Dutch version of a heritage

listing – limited the extent to which the architects could alter the exterior, so the main changes are only visible upon entering the fourstorey building. Floor and facades on both sides of a ventilation alley were removed and a glass roof added to create an atrium that floods the spaces with light. Two glass lifts showcase the original facades. When the co-op relocated out of central Gouda, it left behind many of

the original cheese-making structures, including racks and oak shelves that used to hold one million kilograms of cheese as it ripened. The design incorporates many of these warehouse elements. Forty kilometres of cheese-boards, for example, have been recycled as the atrium facade. Trays once used to track the maturation process are house numbers. Original art deco tiles have also been retained. The project from White House Development is far from a museum piece, though. Photos of the completed apartments show bright, contemporary spaces with playful nods to the past, such as yellow doors that reference the coloured rind and circle patterns on concrete, echoing the shape of the cheese wheels. All the loft apartments sold within three months of the sales launch. A typical 90-square-metre loft fetched about ¤180,000 (nearly $286,000). Australian heritage architect Elisha Long says contemporary design on heritage sites works best when the new work is a separate layer that can be clearly identified and touches the historic fabric in the lightest of ways. A recurrent problem when historic warehouse and industrial buildings are converted to residences is that their large volumes and interior surfaces are often sacrificed. “Often it is these features that are most evocative of their history,” Long says. mei-arch.eu Tour the world of amazing architecture: domain.com.au/living

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entral London’s prime property market is in the doldrums, with prices sliding nearly 20 per cent since 2014, according to Savills research released last month. However, one suburb bucking the trend is Marylebone, “with demand spurred on by the value it offers compared with other prime central locations”, the Prime London residential markets report notes. The neighbourhood in London’s West End is about to welcome an art deco-inspired residential project in the former BBC Radio London headquarters. The W1 London on Marylebone High Street from W-One International is a collection of 10 apartments, including three penthouses and five townhouses, moments from the high street’s

shops, galleries, cafes and restaurants. Glamorous chandeliers, high-gloss lacquer, tub armchairs and fabrics with subtle fan motifs are among the subtle 1930s design references by Sophie Paterson Interiors. Knight Frank is marketing the project, with two-bedroom apartments from £4.1 million ($7.35 million). thew1london.com

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hen developers Orchard Piper acquired a rare block on Armadale’s Huntingtower Road, they knew it was important to build something that fitted with the suburb’s portfolio of luxury homes and wide gardens. They engaged architecture studio Jolson, the company’s long-time collaborators, who in turn designed a low-rise, European-inspired, 10-apartment building, named for its address and framed by lush gardens. Wide arches and a textured render acted as a starting point for the architects. “It’s a really recognisable shape and form, and has romantic notions of travel,” Mat Wright, director at Jolson explains. “By sculpting it we gave it a soft, sculptural feel. That gave the project its real identity.” Gardens are also key to Huntingtower Road and tie into its Armadale locale. Each of the five Garden Residences on the lower level

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Expertly sculptured have a private garden, and the five upstairs Terrace Residences feature integrated planters on balconies. Sydney-based landscape designer and horticulturalist Myles Baldwin, of Myles Baldwin Design, conceived the project’s gardens.

“We like to create uncomplicated landscapes that entice people outdoors, where there is space to tinker and impart their own personality,” Baldwin explains. Floor-to-ceiling glass walls and large windows with steel frames ensure garden views can be

appreciated from indoors too. Wright says that while “indoor-outdoor living” has become a popular term in real estate, it’s something that Huntingtower Road truly embodies. “The external paving comes into the building to blur that threshold between outside and inside,” he says. “And on the arches, the outside render comes in and forms a very fine border on the inside of the building.” Luke McKie, director at Orchard Piper, says his company has long been at the forefront of designing homes for the luxury downsizer market. Huntingtower Road is the fifth collaboration between Orchard Piper and Jolson, and like this one, Orchard Piper’s other developments are located in Melbourne’s soughtafter, leafy inner-east suburbs, such as Toorak and South Yarra. huntingtowerroad.com.au


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f there’s one thing that will improve the look of your home’s facade, it’s a strong focal point. Usually this will be the front entry and door, but if that’s not visible from the road, it might be the garage door, fence or pedestrian gate areas. You may have seen houses with too many focal points but not realised why you don’t like them. More than one feature point on a facade can split the viewer’s attention and make them uneasy. Good design is simple but stylish. However, some homes have no focal point and look flat. So how can you jazz up your home’s facade? Nothing beats a nice front door – and it’s one of the most inexpensive changes. Start there and you’re well on your way to improving your home’s facade.

When working on a client’s home, I like to add panelling, screening or a deck at the front entry. These features depend on style and suitability but there are plenty of other ways to emphasise your entry, including a small roof addition or pots planted with lush greenery. Be sure to integrate the style of your additions with the style of your home. You can certainly modernise your home when you make changes; just ensure that they blend together. Contrasting materials and colours works well to create a strong focal point, so you’ll see in my designs that I will often use this technique. Lighting is often an afterthought, but it is a great way to add visual contrast at night.

Stylish landscaping can be used to soften the overall appearance of your home. Adding immeasurably to your focal area, you could plant a lush area near the front entry. Consider planting in tiers, and one tree in the middle of the yard can work well, too – as long as it is not blocking your focal point. Jane Eyles-Bennett is one of Australia’s leading home-renovation and interior-design experts. She is an award-winning interior designer with more than 25 years’ experience in designing the interiors and exteriors of homes, specialising in kitchens, bathrooms and living spaces. Get in touch with Jane at jane@hotspaceconsultants.com or via hotspaceconsultants.com

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