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remember the first time I visited Chadstone shopping centre. Being a country kid from regional NSW, it took my family a trying four-hour car ride to get there and I’d never seen anything like the scale of what was touted as the biggest shopping centre in the southern hemisphere. It was impressive then and is even more so now, with its array of luxury retail and entertainment options. This mega-mall, along with Westfield Doncaster, Eastland and Highpoint, has a certain pulling power – the convenience and amenities these hubs provide are enticing home buyers who want to be near the action to the surrounding suburbs. In this week’s feature story, journalist Larissa Dubecki explores the appeal of these super-centres and what it means for the much-loved street shopping strip, where the village atmosphere feels like home and the butcher, baker and trendy barista all know your name.

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A SPACE TO CALL HOME The new luxury experience

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Modern Homes

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The Block Insider

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Innovation

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OUR COVER Architectural beauty in Malvern,

Ever since her days as an architectural student in London, Sarah Waller has dreamed about living in a glass house – a goal that was finally realised in 2015. Her self-designed and built Sunshine Coast home (Waller is a builder as well as an architect) appears from a distance as a minimalist glazed pavilion suspended over a lush landscape. The home’s three key design elements – a concrete slab, long expanses of full-height glazing and a flat roof – are typical of mid-century architecture but have been made distinctly contemporary via the monochrome colour palette. The expansive glass panels highlight architectural features while illuminating the surrounding palm trees in the evening. Waller’s artistic vision, combined with her practical understanding, has resulted in a property that perfectly blends form and function. “I have to always make sure that whatever we are designing is practical and buildable at the same time,” Waller says. “To manage the entire process and bring it all together is incredibly satisfying. Now we’re living and experiencing the home, you get a true appreciation that beyond its aesthetic qualities, it has a wonderful feel. Sometimes I have to pinch myself that it’s ours.”

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This fine example of a 1920s Californian bungalow – made even finer by a showcase renovation – sits comfortably among its Oswin Street precinct peers near Hays Paddock. “People like the heritage overlay because they know the look of the street won’t change,” the agent says.

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The facade of tiled roof, pillared verandah and leadlight windows contrasts with the split-level rear living area, where vaulted ceilings, black steel window frames, concretebench kitchen and perforated brickwork around the deck impart contemporary architectural drama. Auction: 10.30am, August 18 Agent: The Agency, Mark Sproule 0408 090 205

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townhouse goes all out for grandeur. The kitchen and indoor-outdoor living areas flow across the ground floor, four bedrooms (two with balcony) occupy the first level. A gym, study, second kitchen and rumpus room add practical family spaces. Prestige comes to the fore in herringbone oak floors, security entrance, Gaggenau appliances and a triple garage. Expressions of interest: close 5pm,

$4.258 million CLAYTON

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71-73 Beddoe Avenue

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A classic Cal-bung verandah and a

block house has four bedrooms (or

sun-catching rear entertainment deck

three plus study) at the front and an

bookend this renovated single-level

open-plan rear living area enjoying

home in solid family territory. “Young

natural light from clerestory windows

families come here for what’s in

and french doors to the wraparound

walking distance,” says the agent,

deck.

listing schools, local shopping and

Auction: 1pm, August 18

dining, transport, Classic Cinemas

Agent: Greg Hocking Persichetti,

and Hopetoun Gardens. The corner-

Campbell Kilsby 0402 212 093

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With a bathroom per bedroom —

surfaces, pale oak floors, black steel

In the prettiest cluster of free-

you will find stunning New York

three of each upstairs and one at

and premium appliances stand out.

standing Edwardian cottages in

marble, original fireplace mantels, a

ground level — this townhouse will

“It has that upmarket quality and style

Seddon’s best spot, block-fronted

triple-arched hall, French doors off

appeal to a range of family types. It’s

that people are prepared to pay for,”

Rosebank stands out for its

the third bedroom and a storage attic.

the last one for sale of a quartet just

the agent says.

painstakingly restored period detail.

Bi-fold doors open to al fresco

completed by a boutique builder on a

Auction: 2pm, August 18

But even that doesn’t prepare you for

elegance with a vertical garden and

large corner site. A fusion of recycled

Agent: Nelson Alexander, Carl Sacco

the exquisitely reconfigured and

potential rear parking.

bricks, Alucobond and concrete

0404 468 258

sophisticated interior, inside which

Auction: 1pm, August 18

create the exterior; inside, stone

Agent: Jellis Craig, Simon Mason 0439 617 844

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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

“Always buy well. I know when something is a bargain.”

With

Marie Claire voted me one of the top

How do you do all this and hold

J U S T I N E H A R R I S from RT Edgar, Toorak

four female renovators in Australia

down a full-time job?

and I was featured in an eight-page

I only give myself two weeks to do it. I

spread in their magazine. I do most of

go home, have dinner after a long day

the work myself; the painting, the re-

at work, and get stuck into it. I’m in

tiling. I book in the auction date of

bed by 2am. You get through it

when I’m going to be selling it before I

because you know the end result.

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ant to make Justine Harris happy? Put a sledgehammer in her hands and tell her to knock down a wall. Voted one of the top four female renovators in Australia, when she’s not in overalls and jazzing up apartments, she’s selling homes. In her previous life, Justine was a state netball champion. She lives in a trendy warehouse apartment in Richmond with a dog named Vegas.

even start the works. That gives me a timeline I must stick to.

What has been your biggest renovation success?

Do you have any renovation

A one-bedroom flat in Richmond that

secrets?

I lived in for 12 months to avoid capital

Always buy well. I know when

gains tax. I paid $167,000, spent

What was your first job?

females were in sales and it was sink

something is a bargain. Also, I only buy

$16,000 on the renovation, and sold it

It was in my mum’s little general store

or swim. I was out at ridiculous hours,

in smaller blocks close to the city, so

for $345,000. I’ve done around 10

in Rye, where I grew up. I used to go

doing letter drops to get my name out

there’s always a high demand. Most of

properties over the years.

there and help after school, because I

there. People are more responsive to

mine have been in Richmond where I

loved pushing the buttons on the cash

females in the industry these days.

live. I try and get a really long

If you weren’t in real estate, what

register and eating the lollies.

Going back 17 years, I recall males

settlement date; if I can, I get 120 days

job would you be doing? I would be a zoologist. I love animals.

coming into the agency and, instead

to settle, then the apartment has

Did you play any sports?

of asking me questions about the

already gone up in price before I even

I was always a sporty person. I played

property, they would say, ‘Where’s the

have to pay for it. Do as much of the

Do you like where you live in

state netball. Mum would drive me to

man in charge?’ I’d say, ‘I’m actually

work as you can yourself, to save

Richmond?

the city from Rye three times a week

the listing agent’, and they’d reply,

money paying tradespeople. Plus, if

I love it. I live in a three-level converted

for training. She’s a great mother.

‘Can we speak to him instead?’

the kitchen carcasses are fine, they

warehouse. I get plenty of exercise

might only need new doors. I spend

climbing up and down those three

How did you get into real estate?

What’s your greatest achievement

anywhere between $10,000 to

levels. Richmond is very diverse; at

I posted off at least 40 resumes, and

(outside of property)?

$20,000 on each reno.

one end of my street I have Victoria

finally got a job with Bill Karp in

In my spare time, I buy and renovate

Street which is known for its excellent

Essendon. Back then, not many

one and two-bedroom apartments.

Vietnamese restaurants.

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A savvy semi-detached, combining location with oodles of luxe features. Created by Lumiere Group, this prestige property pleasantly surprises thanks to the elongated living-dining zone with a marble kitchen and butler’s pantry, a generous al fresco sundeck, and impressive centrepiece staircase - this space emphasises depth and scale. The home’s three-metreplus ceilings and extensive use of glass walls are a treat, flooding the ground floor with natural light. The main bedroom suite at ground level features a spacious en suite and walk-in

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a lavish living-dining space

Auction: 11.30am, August 12

elegant parterre gardens and

Auction: 2pm, August 18

Marcus Chiminello

opening to a resort-style

Agent: Gary Peer, Leon

an al fresco barbecue

Agent: Jellis Craig,

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pool and fire pit.

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The allure of the local hotspot

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ou can really lose yourself at Chadstone. Australia’s biggest shopping centre is a climatecontrolled world where tier on tier of retail mixes with entertainment, cinemas, Australia’s first Legoland and myriad dining precincts featuring on-trend offerings, such as Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart, Axil Coffee and Chur Burger. And if you think it’s difficult finding a carpark on a busy day now, just wait until the $130 million Sofitel opens to add tourists and office workers to the mix. Chadstone and its mega-mall brethren such as Westfield Doncaster, Eastland and Highpoint are places where people and their money are easily parted. But there is an advantageous flow-on effect for neighbouring real estate.

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Like coveted high-school zones that command a premium among parents, shopping centres have been shown to exert pulling power on buyers. Agent Bill Gianidis of Ray White Oakleigh says the rise of Chaddy has also led to discernible lift in demand for property in surrounding suburbs. “The three key factors people tend to ask me about a property are: How close is it to the freeway? How close to the city? How close is it to Chadstone? In recent years the success of the centre has really helped drive prices up.” Melbourne’s growing sprawl is a major driver of the trend for suburban silo-living, where shopping malls are seen as a one-stop destination for retail, entertainment and dining covering all residents’ needs. Melbourne is already home to the five of the 10 biggest malls in

Australia. It is also leading the charge for shopping centres offering an all-inclusive range of services such as healthcare, fitness, childcare and office-space. Even – in the case of plans mooted for Highpoint – a university. The major shopping centre in Melbourne’s west – visited by more than 15 million people each year –

Highpoint’s $300 million expansion in 2013 added a jazzed-up fashion precinct anchored by David Jones, Zara, Chanel Fragrance and Beauty and Peter Alexander, along with a fresh food market. The expansion led to a perceptible boost for properties in the area, says agent Alex Puglia of Alex Karbon Real Estate in North Melbourne. “I’m selling a house nearby at the moment and 80 per cent of buyers are asking me how long it would take to walk to Highpoint. Now that it’s one of the bigger, more prestigious centres there is a really strong pull for buyers to be close. I’d say for the right buyer it adds around 5 per cent to the price.” The Highpoint-halo effect can be witnessed first-hand in real estate listings. Properties in Braybrook, Maidstone, Aberfeldie and even out to Sunshine are being spruiked for


their proximity to the centre, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a trend likely only to develop as more shopping malls undergo multimillion-dollar revamps. The Glen at Glen Waverley is in the middle of a $490 million revamp and opened its fresh food mall in a first stage last year. The 50-year-old centre is also to undergo a future evolution into a boutique fashion destination â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and the cherry on top? More than 500 apartments in three towers right at the corner of Springvale and High Street roads. The symbiotic growth of apartments around shopping centres is a striking flow-on effect of our mega-mall obsession, says agent Lorenzo Centofani of Parkes Property, who points to the apartment towers that have sprung up at the corner of Williamsons and Doncaster roads next to the Westfield shopping centre (he owned a site opposite the centre that was snapped up by developers).

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Apartment sales in the area years ago were for people entering the market,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re getting people selling their $2 million houses and moving to the new apartments that have grown around Westfield Doncaster. It really has inspired a different kind of living.â&#x20AC;? It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean time is up for the beloved street shopping strips such as High Street in Armadale, Maling Road in Canterbury and Hawksburn Village in Toorak. Quite the contrary, according to Kay & Burton managing director Ross Savas: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Strip shopping is coming back as people donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to have to drive anywhere because the traffic is so terrible. They want to be able to walk rather than battle it out for one of 3000 carparks. The shops are also changing and becoming more boutique.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;People are going to be building more apartments around those strips,â&#x20AC;? says Savas.

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Anna Du

Three levels of impeccable detailing elevate this six-star energy rated home in the heart of Glen Waverley with its own gymnasium, three outdoor entertaining zones with a barbecue kitchen and swimming pool. Four large bedrooms have their own en suite. Private sale

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Why it’s now cheaper to upsize

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Benefits of a buyer’s market According to Domain Group data, the difference between median apartment prices and median house prices in Melbourne’s inner-east was $931,000 at this time last year. Now, the gap has narrowed to $810,000, giving upsizers a relative discount of $121,000. In the inner-city, the gap shrank by $91,700, and in the outereast, it’s $58,000 cheaper to upgrade. Softer market conditions could mean homeowners who have recently benefited from unprecedented price growth don’t need to save as long or borrow as much to take that next step up the property ladder, according to Anna Porter, founder of property advisers Suburbanite. “The middle-of-the-road, mumand-dad, suburban properties, they don’t tend to get hit as hard,” she said. “If you’re trying to upgrade into that prestige property, the gap has compressed.” When demand softens, upsizers don’t have to compete with as many other buyers. If prices aren’t rising faster than buyers can save, the fear of missing out no longer clouds a buyer’s judgment.

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booming market is brilliant news for most homeowners, but for those looking for an upgrade, runaway prices pose a challenge. Even though upsizers might be able to get a great price for their own home in a seller’s market, they’re still paying top dollar for the property they buy next. When all properties are increasing in value, the gap between their existing home and their dream home continues to grow, making the leap to the next level more difficult. But flat or negative price growth can create an opportunity to upgrade if the value of your next property has decreased further than the value of your current home. In some markets, the discount for upsizers is substantial.

Instead, buyers can afford to be more picky, taking their time to choose the right property rather than settle for a home that’s not ideal. “Now you have more choice and more time to do due diligence,” Ms Porter says. Reduced competition, lower clearance rates and more properties listed for sale rather than auction means savvy buyers can negotiate harder to get a property for the right price, as vendors accustomed to boom-time prices are forced to meet the market. Steps for upsizers Upsizers should also consider the changed lending environment when planning their next move. Lenders are now taking a magnifying glass to buyers’ expenses and financial health instead of relying on the household expenditure measure (HEM) when assessing loans. Morgan Stanley research suggests a crackdown on debt-toincome ratios could mean the average new loan size will fall by 8 per cent.

For a home owner with a sizeable chunk of equity, a healthy income and expenses under control, the effect will be smaller, but those upgrading when finances are stretched may find the situation more challenging. “Don’t overestimate what you can sell your property for,” Ms Porter says. “Get that independent conservative view on it.”

It can be difficult to muster the conviction to trade properties when prices are falling, according to managing director of Property Planning Australia David Johnston. “It’s a big decision to sell a property, and sometimes a lot of people have paralysis by analysis,” he says. But for those concerned about further falls in the market, maintaining a long-term focus when

“If you’re trying to upgrade into that prestige property, the gap has compressed .” – ANNA PORTER, SUBURBANITE Upsizers must also be wary of apparent bargains in a flat or falling market. “Those properties that need a bit of work and don’t present as well are getting heavily discounted,” Ms Porter says. “But if you don’t have the funds to do the renovation, the banks might not be lending as freely as they were.”

investing in real estate can help smooth out any speed bumps, he says. “The timeframe that you’re planning to hold the new property really negates the relative risk of the timing.” Daniel Butkovich is Domain’s National Advice Editor. Want to know more? Get the inside word: domain.com.au/advice

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AUCTIONS Houses and Apartments * ABBOTSFORD 5/136 Yarra St*

2BR

11.00

550-600

Biggin & Scott

5/36 York St

2BR

11.00

515-565 Nelson Alexander

74 Kingsley Rd

3BR

1.45

700-770 Nelson Alexander

11/13 Denbigh Rd*

2BR

11.00

POA

Jellis Craig

8 Moorhouse St

3BR

1.00

POA

Jellis Craig

2BR

11.00

3BR

10.00

POA

Jellis Craig

3BR

11.00

POA

Fletchers

4BR

11.00

POA

Fletchers

3BR

11.00

POA

Fletchers

2BR

3.00

POA

Fletchers

AIRPORT WEST

ARMADALE

ASCOT VALE 1/27 Epsom Rd*

540-580 Nelson Alexander

BALWYN 110 Rochester Rd

BALWYN NORTH 2/1070 Burke Rd

BLACKBURN NORTH 8 Harris St

BOX HILL NORTH 81 Peter St

Take entertaining to the next level in the gorgeous indoor-outdoor space at 11 Ross Street, Kew, listed by Jellis Craig.

BOX HILL SOUTH 6 Milton Cr

BRIGHTON

3/2 Grover St*

2/13 Parliament St

2BR

10.30

POA

Marshall White

87 Male St

4BR

12.30

POA

Marshall White

BRIGHTON EAST 4BR

1.30

POA

Marshall White

50 Lucas St

5BR

11.30

POA

Marshall White

58 Marriage Rd

2BR

12.00

NPD

NickJohnstone

4BR

1.00

POA

Collins Simms

BRUNSWICK EAST BRUNSWICK WEST 50A Melville Rd

0BR

11.00

395-430

NelsonAlexander

CLIFTON HILL 150 Roseneath St

4BR

11.30

POA

Collins Simms

2.30

850-899 Nelson Alexander

15/181 Bay St*

2/3 Thomson St*

2BR

1.30

590-630 Nelson Alexander

28 Schofield St

2BR

11.00

1.8M-1.9M Nelson Alexander

467 Buckley St

2BR

1.00

800-880 Nelson Alexander

2BR

9.30

HAWTHORN POA

MW ONE

2BR

2.00

NPD

RT Edgar

106/428 Tooronga Rd*

2BR

11.00

NPD

RT Edgar

4BR

11.00

POA

Jellis Craig

KEILOR EAST 3BR

12.00

11.00

POA

Jellis Craig

KOOYONG 3/687 Toorak Rd*

2BR

3.30

POA

MW ONE

8 Avenel Rd

5BR

10.30

POA

Marshall White

MALVERN EAST 17 Gabriel Av

4BR

2.00

POA

Jellis Craig

27 Rothesay Av

4BR

1.30

POA

Marshall White

6 Lang Ct

5BR

1.00

POA

Jellis Craig

94 Tooronga Rd

4BR

3.30

POA

Marshall White

MONT ALBERT NORTH 2BR

1.30

POA

MW ONE

MOONEE PONDS 1/20 Park St*

11 McEvoy St

3BR

24 Holroyd St

4BR

12.30

800-880 Nelson Alexander

MURRUMBEENA 11.30

800-880

Woodards

NIDDRIE

POA

Marshall White

1.00

POA

3 Redmond St

Jellis Craig

4BR

12.00

POA

4/52 Alfred St

Jellis Craig

5BR

12.30

POA

Jellis Craig

5BR

2.00

NPD

Kay & Burton

11.00

POA

Jellis Craig

12.30

NPD

RT Edgar

13/17 Lambert St*

1BR

10.00

250-275

Biggin & Scott

24 Waltham St

2BR

2.00

1.35M-1.48M

Biggin & Scott

70 Lincoln St

2BR

2.00

1.2M-1.3M

Biggin & Scott

29 Belson St

4BR

2.00

POA

RT Edgar

8/10 Elaine Ct*

3BR

12.00

850-900

Biggin & Scott

58 Ardrie Rd

4BR

11.00

POA

Marshall White

95 Stawell St

2BR

1.00

1M-1.1M

Biggin & Scott

MELBOURNE 1102/15 Queens Rd*

5BR

11.00

NPD

Sothebyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

3BR

1.00

POA

Jellis Craig

11A/635 St Kilda Rd*

3BR

2.00

POA

RT Edgar

2.00

POA

Fletchers

RICHMOND

SOUTH YARRA

MALVERN 7 Haverbrack Av

MALVERN EAST

MONT ALBERT NORTH

TOORAK 21 Washington St

3BR

2.30

POA

Marshall White

2 Lloyd St

294 Williams Rd

5BR

11.30

POA

Marshall White

NORTH MELBOURNE

4BR

10.00

POA

Fletchers

VERMONT SOUTH 49 Cortuna Wk

43-45 Brougham St

3BR

4BR

11.00

2M-2.2M Nelson Alexander

4BR

12.45

POA

Marshall White

3BR

10.00

POA

Marshall White

3BR

1.30

POA

Marshall White

10/371 Toorak Rd*

4BR

2.00

NPD

Kay & Burton

1A Como Av

3BR

1.00

POA

Marshall White

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WEEKEND OPEN FOR INSPECTIONS Houses and Apartments *

18 Chatsworth Rd

SOUTH MELBOURNE 13 Ward St

SOUTH YARRA

12 Ashleigh Rd

4BR

11.00

POA

Marshall White

53 Rose St

5BR

2.00

NPD

Kay & Burton

BALWYN 11 Knutsford St

3BR

12.00

NPD

Kay & Burton

76 Winmalee Rd

5BR

By Appt.

POA

Jellis Craig

3BR

1.15

1.25M-1.375M

Gary Peer

12 Derby St

4BR

1.00

POA

Jellis Craig

18 Holyrood St

5BR

12.00

POA

Jellis Craig

4BR

12.15

1.95M-2.145M

Gary Peer

BRIGHTON 406/81 Asling St*

11.45

CAMBERWELL

12.30

COLLINGWOOD 2BR

11.30

620-680 Nelson Alexander

DEEPDENE 35 Barnsbury Rd

1/66 Hotham Rd*

2BR

2.00

600-660 Nelson Alexander

EAST MELBOURNE

84 Haldane Rd

3BR

11.30

750-800 Nelson Alexander

100 George St

32 Avoca St

3BR

11.00

NPD

Kay & Burton

64 Oban St

4BR

11.00

POA

Marshall White

PH,17-19 Chambers St*

3BR

1.30

POA

Marshall White

19 Acland St

3BR

12.00

POA

Greg Hocking

44 Clyde St

4BR

12.30

POA

Marshall White

3BR

11.15

POA

Marshall White

ST KILDA 12.00

SURREY HILLS

CAULFIELD SOUTH

305/47 Peel St*

7/200 Murrumbeena Rd* 3BR

10.45

2BR

17 Burrindi Rd 2BR

Jellis Craig

3BR

ARMADALE 4BR

POA

5/8 Charles St*

680-730 Nelson Alexander

KEW

3/420 Belmore Rd*

1.00

271 Ross St

5 Currajong Rd

11 Ross St

3BR

5 Newry St

HAWTHORN EAST

33 Lauricella Av

9 Leslie St

KEW

PORT MELBOURNE

30/350 Toorak Rd*

ESSENDON

3/18 Connell St*

HAWTHORN 3BR

PRAHRAN

11 Meyer Ct

10 Bladen Av

PASCOE VALE

4BR

13BR

3.00

2.30

POA

POA

Jellis Craig

RT Edgar

54 Shepherd St

TOORAK 12 Edzell Av

3BR

11.45

POA

Marshall White

150 Kooyong Rd

5BR

12.00

NPD

Kay & Burton

15E Evans Ct

4BR

2.00

NPD

Kay & Burton

2 Glyndebourne Av

5BR

12.00

POA

RT Edgar

22 Hill St

5BR

12.30

POA

Marshall White Kay & Burton

29 Moonga Road Av

5BR

11.00

NPD

4a Chastleton Av

4BR

12.00

NPD

Kay & Burton

687 Orrong Rd

4BR

12.00

POA

Marshall White

92/46 Lansell Rd*

4BR

2.00

POA

Marshall White

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ALBERT PARK – ARMADALE

ALBERT PARK 76 Merton Street

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“BELMONT” Positioned in one of the district’s finest streets, moments from cafes, beaches, public transport and Albert Park Lake, this freestanding solid brick period residence offers exciting possibilities. • Classic comfortable brick family residence • Period detail, high ornate ceilings • Three double bedrooms with built-in robes • Open fireplaces, renovated modern kitchen • Two separate living zones • Rear ROW walking access is available • Enormous potential to improve if desired View Auction Contact Albert Park 03 9699 5999

271 Ross Street, Port Melbourne

Sat & Sun 11-11.30am, Wed 12-12.30pm Sunday 26th August at 12pm Michael Szulc 0417 122 809 Geoff Cayzer 9690 9782

Port Melbourne 03 9646 0812

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53 Rose Street Armadale 5

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3

3

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CONTACT

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6 Lindsay Street, Brighton

7 Glyndon Avenue, Brighton

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BRIGHTON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; CAMBERWELL

GaryPeer.com.au

406/81 Asling Street, Brighton

Auction

Inspect

Penthouse with private rooftop terrace

Sat 1 Sep 12:30pm

Sat 1:15-1:45pm Sun 11:45-12:15pm Thurs 1:00-1:30pm

3

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2.5

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406-81AslingStreetBrighton.com

Guide $1,250,000 - $1,375,000

Contact Rafi Joffe

0419 387 006

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11 Knutsfo f rd Street fo Balwyn 3

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CONTACT

17 Maleela Avenue Balwyn 4

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CONTACT

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CAULFIELD SOUTH – COLLINGWOOD

GaryPeer.com.au

17 Burrindi Road, Caulfield South

Auction

Inspect

A unique family home & entertainers’ haven

Sun 2 Sep 1:30pm

Sat 12:15-12:45pm Sun 12:30-1:00pm Thurs 12:00-12:30pm

4

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2.5

B

2

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17BurrindiRoadCaulfieldSouth.com

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Contact Limor Herskovitz Rafi Joffe

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EAST MELBOURNE

100 George Street East Melbourne Lisieux House is the best property in the best street in Melbourneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wealthiest suburb. After 35 years in the same ownership, this very rare offering of eight apartments on one title on 843 sqm approx. of land represents an opportunity as exciting as the building itself. This grand dame of East Melbourne with a north facing rear could be converted into a majestic trophy home. Alternatively, it could be developed into luxury high end apartments (STCA) while maintaining its distinctive facade or bought as an investment opportunity to once more rent the eight existing apartments. This unique offeringâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brilliant position makes it a short walk to the city, MCG, and Tennis Centre with easy access to all forms of transport. 100georgestreet-eastmelbourne.com EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Monday 27th August at 5.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) VIEW Saturday 2.30-3.00pm, Wednesday & Thursday 2.00-2.30pm Sarah Case 0439 431 020 | Jeremy Fox 0418 339 650 22

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54 Gardiner Parade, Glen Iris

11 McEvoy Street, Kew

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6 Muir Street Hawthorn 4

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46-48 Wills Street Kew Prime development site totalling approximately 5,297sqm adjoining Yarra Bend Park with spectacular city skyline and park views, with a desirable 118m frontage to Wills Street, and preferred northern rear orientation allowing a multitude of built form possibilities (STCA) and all new homes having their own street frontage. Superbly positioned in a beautiful tree lined Avenue in one of Melbourneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s premier inner eastern suburbs in close proximity to local cafes, restaurants and shopping precincts, Yarra Bend park and Yarra Bend golf course.

46-48willsstreet-kew.com EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Monday 27th August at 3.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) Mark Wridgway 0419 510 777 | James Paull 0430 338 348

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MALVERN

7 Haverbrack Avenue Malvern 5

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2

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FO R A N E XC LU S I V E P R E V I E W CALL STEPHEN 0418 766 997 B O TA N I C A L M A LV E R N . C O M . A U

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MALVERN

8 Avenel Road, Kooyong

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94 Tooronga Road, Malvern East

58 Ardrie Road, Malvern East

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29 Belson Street Malvern East This beautifully renovated and extended family residence with excellent floorplan, oversized rooms and family separation opening to a private north west facing rear garden with pool and spa on a generous allotment of 810m2 approx. Situated in the highly sought-after Gascoigne Estate with easy access to Burke and Glenferrie Road shops and restaurants, Melbourneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top schools, nearby parklands and transport. Comprising main entrance hall leading to huge open plan kitchen/meals, informal sitting room and separate dining opening to rear deck, pool and spa, master with separate private sitting room, ensuite and walk in robe, upstairs three bedrooms, family bathroom, kids retreat, downstairs study/guest room, powder room, hydronic heating, air conditioning, security system and double lock up garage. 29belsonstreet-malverneast.com AUCTION Saturday 1st September at 11.00am (Unless Sold Prior) VIEW Saturday & Thursday 2.00-2.30pm Jeremy Fox 0418 339 650 | Jack Edgar 0428 222 430 | Helena Chow 0407 226 828

 

Melbourne | 1102/15 Queens Road Expansive Penthouse Living with Captivating Views Spacious, five bedroom, four bathroom penthouse with unrivalled views of Albert Park Lake, the golf course and Port Phillip Bay. Light flooded interior with high ceilings, full-length windows, marble bathrooms and kitchen with Caesarstone and Gaggenau appliances. Video intercom, secure parking, indoor pool and gym included. Prime location with cafes and transport on your doorstep.

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Saturday 11.00 - 11.30am Wednesday 12.00 - 12.30pm Thursday 5.00 - 5.30pm

Contact

David Colbran 0418 348 481 Greg Herman 0411 473 307

Office

03 9825 0555

E-mail

david.colbran@sothebysrealty.com

Website

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18 Chatsworth Road, Prahran

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SOUTH YARRA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; ST KILDA

64 Oban Street, South Yarra

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44 Clyde Street, St Kilda

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PERSICHETTI

2 3 19 Acland Street, St Kilda

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Exquisite Victorian elegance and sophisticated contemporary class demonstrate their harmonious compatibility throughout this remarkable 3-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom residence. Meticulously renovated and extended to create magnificently proportioned light-filled living and entertaining zones, the world-class home entices and excites from start to finish. An imposing entry adorned with 14ft ceilings and a soaring moulded arch set the tone for the feast for the senses that follows, including an elegant lounge and dining room, casual living/meals area, culinary marble kitchen, two entertaining courtyards and an aesthetically landscaped front garden. All this is capped off by a prestigious position on the desired Acland Hill.

Auction Inspect Contact

2.5

2

Saturday 1st September at 12pm Saturday & Sunday 12-12.30pm & Wednesday 5.15-5.45pm Alby Tomassi 0438 737 981 Leonard Persichetti 0417 319 900 Lucy Redman 0419 777 160

Elsternwick 9532 7399

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2 Glyndebourne Avenue Toorak “Wyndarring” - A rare opportunity to renovate or extend the shell of this original 6 bedroom homestead and transform it into one of Toorak’s finest residences superbly located in the heart of Toorak within walking distance to Melbourne’s top private schools, cafes, shops and transport on a generous allotment of 1198m2 of land. Or take advantage of approved plans and permits for a stunning 5 bedroom, 6 bathroom family residence with lift access throughout, 6 car basement garaging, fabulous blend of formal and informal living areas, private outdoor entertainment area and north facing swimming pool and spa. 2glyndebourneavenue-toorak.com EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Monday 3rd September at 12.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) VIEW Saturday & Wednesday 12.00-12.30pm Abby Innes 0423 210 790 | Oliver Booth 0413 975 723 | CONJ. AGENT Sean Cussell 0425 787 979 DOM A IN

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Penthouse, 19 Chambers Street, South Yarra

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22 Hill Street, Toorak

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1A Como Avenue, South Yarra

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TOORAK

Penthouse, 46 Lansell Road, Toorak

21 Washington Street, Toorak

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294 Williams Road, Toorak

12 Edzell Avenue, Toorak

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TOORAK

4a Chastleton Avenue Toorak 4

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4

3

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15E Evans Court Toorak 4

4

2

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TOORAK

150 Kooyong Road Toorak 5

4

2

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29 Moonga Road Toorak 6

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3

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TOORAK

32 Avoca Street South Yarra 3

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2

2

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7 Haverbrack Avenue Malvern 5

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2

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TOORAK – COAST & COUNTRY

10/371 Toorak Road South Yarra

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2

AUCTION

6/6 Mathoura Road Toorak

3

3

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270 Break O’Day Road, Glenburn 5

4

3

205 Selectors Road 4

3

2

’Glenburn Station’ is a highly productive property with a magnificent garden presenting 360-degree views of the Valley. The homestead has four bedrooms and generous formal and informal living areas. The farm boasts a 200 megalitre header dam feeding troughs and dams in 25 paddocks. Excellent infrastructure includes a separate manager´s cottage all within close proximity to Yea and a short drive to Melbourne.

A meticulously maintained property with an architect designed residence and sprawling gardens boasting Goulburn River frontage. Flexible accommodation designed for the ease of family living. Excellent improvements include machinery shed, stables, post & rail fencing, permanent water which offers the foundations for various farming opportunities and CCTV security system which could suit viticulture, stud or equine pursuits.

View: By Appointment

View: Inspect By Appointment Friday 17th August 12.00-12.30pm

EOI: ClosingTuesday 4th September at 5.00pm Contact: Robert McArthur 0488 754 110 Simon Curtain 0405 385 285 Jock Langley 0419 530 008 Office 9864 5300

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COAST & COUNTRY

‘WHITE PARK’ and ‘BONNIES’ 1031 Acres Mia Mia, VIC (1hr 15min Melbourne Airport)

Wool Growing – Breeding – Fat Lambs To be offered first as a whole and if not sold, in 2 separate lots

• Bitumen road frontage to ‘White Park’. Good all-weather road access to ‘Bonnies’

‘White Park’ 873 Ac / 353 Ha and ‘Bonnies’ 158 Ac / 64 Ha • Same family ownership for over 140 years

• A selection of exceptional home sites taking advantage of the panoramic views over the property to the ranges beyond

• Outstanding wool growing country, also breeding and fat lambs

• An opportunity to live ‘off the grid’ using sustainable energy

• Gently rising hills, and dramatic valleys. Tree lined seasonal creeks meander around the property. Strategically located dams

• Approximately 1hr 15 minutes from Melbourne Airport • Settlement 2 February 2019 or earlier by mutual agreement

Auction

Date Wednesday 5th September, 12:30pm Venue Mia Mia Hall Inspection by appointment Martin Skahill 0427 431 744 Elders Bendigo 03 5443 1744 eldersrealestate.com.au/19467606

• Quality soils, with a mix of improved and native pastures

‘LISTOWEL VALLEY’ and ‘LOCHNAGAR’ 6088 088 Maroondah Highway Cathkin, VIC | 364* HA / 900* AC

‘Listowel Valley’ 120* HA / 297* AC • Original homestead, shearing shed (capacity 180* full wool sheep), sheep yards • 5 main paddocks, 3 dams, seasonal creek • Creek flats to rising hill country

‘Lochnagar’ 244* HA / 603* AC • Original homestead, sheep yards • 7 dams (4* spring fed) • Valley to rising hill country

RE152FR&A

A rare opportunity to acquire a notable asset that is to be offered for the first time since 1950

Auction

Date Saturday 15th September 2018, 11 am Venue on site Bruce Elliott 0409 699 937 Elders Yea eldersrealestate.com.au/19375202 *approx.

64 Mast Gully Rd, Upwey

‘SOUTHERN GATE’ Derrinallum, South West VIC Spectacular Rural Living on 5 acres

Price $1.2m - $1.3m

• A stunning north facing Mount Gambier stone residence, lavishly renovated and surrounded by a mature established garden

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3

3

4

Stunning Family Resort Style Living! • Impeccably finished home on almost half an acre of established gardens with phenomenal infinity edge pool and spa • The ultimate entertainer with 2 x stylish covered outdoor areas • Choice of 3 living zones for the family to stretch out in • Up to the minute open plan kitchen/living with freshly polished Spotted Gum timber floors, Granite bench tops, lIve freestanding cooker and zip tap • Peaceful foothills location, yet with great access to Melbourne

• Expansive natural light and warmth floods through large modern windows to the formal lounge/dining room, separate family room and private entrance. A contemporary European style kitchen, 3 bedrooms (all with built-in robes) and 2 spacious bathrooms add to the overall quality and appeal • Additional features include magnificent volcanic soils, quality bore and rain water, in-ground swimming pool, undercover BBQ area, 2 car garage, large machinery/shearing shed, bird aviary, orchard and bitumen road frontage • Ideally located to the famous Great Ocean Road, the Grampians and only 2 hours to Melbourne

O.F.I – Sat 11th August from 2.30pm -3.00pm CONTACT –Sam Adamson on 0421 023 760

For Sale

$500,000 to $550,000 Rob Rickard 0407 354 025 Elders Camperdown 03 5593 7500 eldersrealestate.com.au/19355027

Flinders Ranges, SA | 9,506 HA / 23,490 AC Stunning Mount Little Station

Auction

Wednesday 19th September, 1:30pm Venue On Property Inspection by appointment Bruce Cameron 0429 471 966 Elders Real Estate eldersrealestate.com.au/19407278

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• Nestled beside the iconic and picturesque Elder Range, Flinders Ranges • Stunning Mayo Gorge with permanent spring • Magnificent ancient gums including 8kms of Hookina Creek • Fully operational productive pastoral enterprise • Situated 400km north of Adelaide on sealed Outback Highway • Excellent water security and infrastructure network • Extensive earthworks to restore natural flows and rehydrate the landscape • Natural vegetation rejuvenation plan in place • Hookina Creek water catchment area with open flood plains sloping up to Elder Range foothills • Property established as a sheep and/or cattle operation – currently running cattle

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uxury is no longer defined by vast stretches of marble and gold. Sure, ritzy pads like Versailles or the Winter Palace were great in their day but you wouldn’t really want to come home to them after a hard day at the office. The “new” luxury that people aspire to is much more personal. It’s about having a beautiful place to call home, an apartment that has been customised especially for you, or a house that offers a unique experience when you step through the front door. To some, luxury is space or the number of bathrooms but increasingly, it’s a more considered concept. “Luxury is about people realising their dreams,” says Annette Condello, author of The Architecture of Luxury. Condello, a West Australian academic, says the concept of luxury is changing, with a return to artisan goods and well-crafted spaces. She believes we should also think of luxury in terms of sustainability.

Well-known Melbourne designer David Hicks, who spends his days creating beautiful interiors at the top end of town, believes the term is overused. “The expectation of luxury has changed and it now involves other experiences than just the expensive,” Hicks says. The new luxury is more about integrity, rareness and quality. Space, light and unique materials are important. “The industry has seen an important return to craftsmanship,” Hicks says.

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An experience: the Jackalope Hotel, left; luxury is light, space and tactile surfaces, right; South Yarra house by Carr Design

A truly luxurious home will have considered spaces and streamlined planning to suit the people who live there. Toorak architect Anthony Pie is excited that clients now want to create interesting spaces. “People want something that has been touched by an artisan,” he says. “Luxury is how you use space, too. There’s not much point in having something that looks unbelievable but doesn’t engage the owner.” It should be solidly constructed with a minimal palette of quality finishes such as solid timber, natural stone and hard plaster. Custom joinery, quality tapware, appliances and lighting add to the overall result. A decorative layering of interesting finishes such as wallpaper, upholstered walls or inlaid stone flooring can also add uniqueness to an interior, Hicks says.

Glamour is out For William Smart, director of Sydney’s Smart Design Studio, detail and quality are everything. The architect, who won numerous awards for designing philanthropist Judith Neilson’s Indigo Slam home and gallery, says his clients expect classic quality materials, integrated technology and a feeling of sanctuary. “The very opulent, glamorous style of interiors is out of fashion,” Smart says. “What’s in is much more relaxed and layered. The luxury we see now is more about the textures and materials that people put into an

interior space than the glamour and glitz of 10 years ago.” Combining very polished materials with rough or authentic materials creates unexpected interiors, he says. Materials such as marble, linen, leather and silk are timeless and enduring, and while he admits a big budget helps, he doesn’t think “a luxurious home needs to have everything luxurious either”.

Luxury as experience The planned Muse apartments on Melbourne’s St Kilda Road is to be crowned by a $40 million-plus, two-storey penthouse. Interior designer Charlotte Henderson of Bruce Henderson Architects believes the details of the project will be key to its success. “For my parents’ generation, luxury meant owning something that represented prestige or symbolised opulence,” Henderson says. “The current perception of luxury is much more than that – it’s an experience of how one feels within a space.” People expect their homes to be unique and tailored to the way they live. Creating space that is evenly balanced between practicality and aesthetics is important, she says. “For me, luxury means creating something individual with beautiful materials.” For Pie, true luxury is also about catering for passions, whether it’s a basement for vintage cars, a cellar for wine or space to display an art collection.

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Sense of sanctuary Carr Design Group, which has scooped up numerous design awards for Jackalope Hotel on the Mornington Peninsula, certainly has its finger on the pulse. Principal Sue Carr says she is seeing a shift towards more varied, complex, individualised and meaningful forms of luxury. “Luxury and, therefore, status has become less about ‘what I have’ and much more about ‘who I am’,” she says. And while it used to be synonymous with excessive expense, people now value the emotional experience over physical “things”, she believes. Quality is not necessarily the most expensive, it’s more about story and provenance. “This is the new luxury – the luxury of space, light, volume, quality, ease, simplicity and convenience – design that provides sanctuary, creates a sense of calm and elevates quality of life.”

LUXURY IS … “Luxury is a necessity that begins where necessity ends.” Coco Chanel “The modern interpretation of luxury focuses more on experience over material things.” Charlotte Henderson, designer “Luxury is something that I get true joy from and that enriches my life in some way.” David Hicks, designer “It has to be impeccably detailed to be luxurious.” William Smart, architect “Luxury is creating a space that reflects the personality of the people.” Anthony Pie, architect “Quality, elegance and comfort are now seen as the leading characteristics of luxury.” Sue Carr, Carr Design Group “Sustainability is a luxury because it’s expensive.” Annette Condello, Curtin University

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MODERN HOMES B y K ATE J O N E S

At a glance St George Elsternwick 10 St Georges Road, Elsternwick Architect: Ewert Leaf Developer: Wickton Interior design: Ewert Leaf Number of apartments: 10: two two-bed, eight three-bed Internal sizes (sq m): Two-bed 105-106, three-bed 117-184 External areas (sq m): Two-bed 27-40; three-bed 10-128

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lsternwick is one of Melbourne’s quiet achievers. Not quite hipster, very upmarket, the suburb is home to some of the city’s most historic architecture. Such is the influence of its storybook Victorian and Edwardian homes, that they shape the style of newcomers on the streetscape. Architects behind boutique apartment project, St George Elsternwick, have taken cues from the surrounding classics.

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Will Leaf, managing director of architects Ewert Leaf, says the design of the three-storey development respects the heritage homes of the area while introducing contemporary elements. “There’s a lot of red brick in the area and we’ve chosen a much darker red to give it a more modern aesthetic,” he says. “That slight change in colour provides more of a modern feel.’’ The dominant mix of concrete, brick and timber is counterbalanced by the delicate landscaping of garden designer John Patrick. “The rooftop

and three-beds: two spaces; penthouses: four spaces. Completion: First quarter 2020 Agent: Alby Tomassi, Greg Hocking Persichetti, 0438 737 981 Open for inspection: Display at Greg Hocking Persichetti, 222 Glen Huntly Road, Elsternwick, Open by appointment.


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is softened through planter boxes so the building has a garden quality.’’ There are 10 apartments in total including two penthouses, which will have private rooftop terraces. Prices will range from $1.3 million to $3.3 million. The average size of an apartment is 135 square-metres and each has dual aspects for natural cross-ventilation. Interiors will include dark, lacquered timber, brushed gunmetal and marble.

The site is a short walk to Glen Huntly Road, where FrenchIndochine restaurant Bang Bang at the Rifle Club has been open 18 months. Manager Toby Waite says the area is subtly evolving. “The big thing for me is Elsternwick is starting to become a destination area, it’s always had some great little things going on – the Classic Cinema is amazing and it’s got a great station – but it’s now becoming more vibrant,” he says.

plethora of inspiration awaits designers taking on any project in Fitzroy. Architects at Hayball looked to the suburb’s history and its urban context when they designed the seven-storey Fitzroy Ltd, an 83-apartment development on Gore Street. The choice of exterior materials tells the story of Fitzroy’s past. Bluestone, like that used in historical workers’ cottages, wraps around the base of the building, while textured brickwork above references the industrial hub that Fitzroy became in later years. The upper levels take on a metallic edge to unify the building. Interior designer Kate Roach was inspired by the rawness of these materials and opted for elements such as glass and metal to maximise light. The kitchens feature stone benchtops as well as textured metal and brushed brass features. Light oak timber flooring graces the apartments and some include built-in study desks.

At a glance Fitzroy Ltd 250 Gore Street, Fitzroy Architect: Hayball Developer: SMA Projects  Interior design: Kate Roach Architecture & Design  Number of apartments: 83; 35 one-bed, 37 twobed, 10 three-bed, one four-bed  Internal sizes (sq m): One-bed 42-61; two-bed 58-108; three-bed 101- 170; four-bed 300  External areas (sq m): Up to 95  Prices: One-bed $425,000-$675,000; twobed $725,000-$1.49 million; three-bed $1.11 million-$2.6 million; penthouse from $4.8 million Car parking: At least one per apartment.  Completion estimate: December 2020 

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often get stopped in the street or at events by people who have auditioned or want to audition for The Block. They ask what they need to do to be chosen, and passionately describe how they would love to be on the show with their partner, mother, neighbour or best friend. My response to them is always the same: Be careful what you wish for. With this season receiving 45,000 entries, these people aren’t alone in their desire to join The Block alumni, but it’s not all peaches and cream, so here are a few things people should know before they audition.

It’s hard It looks fun on the TV, right? We all know it’s tough. We know it’s stressful. We know they don’t sleep on Saturday nights more often than

not. We see all the strain, struggle and stress play out on TV so there’s no big surprise that it’s hard, right? Well, if you ask anyone who has ever finished The Block, they will tell you the same thing. They knew it would be challenging, but they never realised just how hard it would be. The timeframes are around a third to a quarter of real-life timeframes. You have to choose tradesmen who can work on top of each other. You have to choose a builder who understands and respects you and your vision. You need to be respectful to the television crews that are always around you. You need to be respectful of other contestants and, most importantly, your partner. All of this sounds doable in the warm glow of everyday sunshine, but within the pressure cooker

environment of The Block stress levels go up, tempers become shorter, confidence levels drop and conflict arises. You need to be strong and adaptable to survive in this environment. You need to be kind to yourself, your team and your partner.

It takes a toll Yep, the physical demands are considerable. There is hard, manual labour. There are always bouts of illness or some medical issue. That’s to be expected in life and so too in the show. What you don’t expect, however, is the mental toll the competition can take, especially on those who have already put a lot of pressure on themselves and those around them to perform at their peak.

If you work hard you expect a positive result, but that isn’t always the case. Sometimes you might think the result is amazing, but when compared to an even better result presented by your fellow contestants, it doesn’t win. Imagine how you’d feel putting in your all and falling short. Now imagine being judged by three experts who tell you that you’ve fallen short and exactly why. Now imagine THAT playing out in front of the biggest non-sporting TV viewing audience in the country. That’s right. You’d feel bad. You might feel angry. You might feel humiliated. You might just feel defeated. Confidence is a great asset in the show and the erosion of confidence is a death knell to any contestant on The Block.

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We’ve all seen people win huge amounts of money or, in some cases, nothing at all. The amount of work is the same, but the results can be, and are, wildly different from series to series, location to location and contestant to contestant. If you’re leaving your family and your everyday life for the chance to transform your wealth and your future, you can have your every desire exceeded. By equal measure, you might end up with a lot of hard work, a great deal of new knowledge, an amazingly renovated property and memories of the experience of a life time, but not much else. Such is the risk taken by every contestant, every season. If you think that all of these things aren’t built in to the compassion we try to show the contestants each year,

you’d be wrong. As judges on The Block, we’re always trying to guide, to inform and to educate where we can, if we see contestants struggling or moving towards a goal we think might not lead them to their best possible outcome. When you’re watching the show, before you judge what you see too harshly, spare a thought for our contestants because, for all the magic and amazing experience they take away from The Block, it’s a pressure cooker environment with no guaranteed outcome. Some people thrive and some fall, and we can only wish them all the best. See Domain judge Alice Stolz on The Block every Wednesday night and head to domain.com.au/the-block for the behind the scenes news.

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Vibrant home a shrine to colour Who: Designer and artist Rachel Castle (castleandthings.com.au), husband Daz, and children Cleo (18) and Lucas (16). Where: Northbridge, NSW What: Cheerful renovated home

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he suburban Sydney home of designer and artist Rachel Castle has a vibrancy that almost bounces off the printed page. The space, says Castle, has evolved from the days when she loved “too many things to have a proper style”. The colour-loving creative now employs a more laissez-faire method of bundling joyful objects together, and hoping for the best. It’s working. Castle, her husband Daz, and children Cleo and Lucas have lived in their sun-drenched Northbridge home for the past 10 years. The essential criteria for buying the house: ‘‘privacy, great light, and a living area that opened onto a level backyard.’’ This property delivered on all fronts. Over the past decade, the family has transformed the house, through the layering of Castle’s cheerful soft furnishings and artwork, as well as with major renovations. After some frustrating false starts, plans for an upstairs renovation were flipped,

when approval was instead granted for ground floor works to proceed. Castle explains that after this process, ‘‘we were so reno weary, we just left the upstairs in the end’’. While council restrictions limited a large-scale transformation of the site, no administrative red tape could dampen the energy of Castle’s distinct aesthetic. This home is a shrine to colour and eclectic collections – nothing is hidden away, everything is out on display. “I love so much those houses that are highly curated,” Castle muses. “I would love to live in one, but I would have to burn everything we own in a bonfire and start again.” Castle’s styling tips include “sticking all of the things I like in the one spot”, and collecting art that you truly love. She outlines this straightforward approach succinctly. “I never sell anything, so my one rule is just to love it there and then on the spot and commit to it.” This has resulted in walls laden with beloved artworks, and a house which truly communicates the passions of its owners. While Castle’s self-described lazy style has organically led to the relaxed, bright and cheerful feeling of the space, she is eager to highlight the contributions of interior designer Tina De Salis, too. “The house would never have looked half as good without my interior designer,’’ she says. De Salis specified all of the cabinetry, windows and doors and all of the fittings. “Even though I knew what I wanted, she was key to getting all of the details right,” Castle says, adding: “My one piece of advice is to invest in the service of a good interior designer.” thedesignfiles.net


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nyone who hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t recently visited this suburb seven kilometres north-east of the CBD will be amazed to see the forbidding orange walls of the Amcor paper mill gone and the 17-hectare site turned into a construction zone. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a big leap ahead for quiet Alphington, hugging the Yarra River and Darebin Creek. Rambling Darebin Parklands, with its old orchard trees, are a reminder of its market garden past. Alphington has more than its fair share of family sized period homes on large, leafy blocks. The suburb is something of a real estate puzzle, its disparate parts divided by the train line and Chandler Highway, Grange and Heidelberg roads. With no real retail centre, residents go outside the suburb to do their shopping in Northcote or Ivanhoe but, in the near future, might choose to focus their efforts on the 2000 square-metres of retail space and


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what developer Glenvill promises will be a “farmers’ market experience” at YarraBend, one of the biggest infill housing projects in Melbourne. The lack of shopping has not, however, stymied Alphington’s success in the real estate market, with the median house price now just shy of $1.7 million. Residents love it for its abundance of parks and streets shaded by mature European trees. Housing stock is genteel – some shabbily so, others spruced up with architectural grace, especially in the most coveted tree-lined streets close to the river where modern masterpieces of glass, stone and timber are worth an impromptu walking tour.

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Anaha Hawaii will push NIC LEHOUX

the envelope with a highrise pool protuding from the facade by 4.5 metres.

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ome describe it as terrifying, others, exhilarating. One thing’s for sure – you will never forget your first time in a glassbottomed pool. No longer satisfied with indoor or even rooftop pools, developers are designing pools to thrill. These aquarium-like structures are the latest statement piece in high-rise architecture. Cantilevered over the edge of a skyscraper or suspended between two buildings, these spectacular pools are not for the faint-hearted. Swimmers can see straight through the bottom and sides to pedestrians, roads and gardens below. Houston, Texas, is home to arguably the world’s most vertigoinducing glass-bottomed pool. Located 152 metres above the ground, the pool at the Market Square Tower is on the 40th floor and juts three metres beyond the lip of the building, giving swimmers the impression they are going over the edge. A new high-rise to grace the Hawaiian island of Oahu will push

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the envelope even further. The Anaha apartment complex will feature a sky pool protruding from the building by 4.5 metres, outdoing most of its international competitors. At 23 metres up, it may not be as high up as some, but the impressive cantilever compensates. Anaha is more than just a showpiece – architects SCB and Benjamin Woo hope it will revitalise the industrial district of Kaka’ako. The spectacle to be had from an overhanging pool is taking off around the world. In Dubai, the Raffles chain is set to open twin

towers where a 155-metre-long sky pool will connect the Palm360 towers 170 metres up. And at luxury British development, Embassy Gardens, a 25-metre, clearsided and bottomed pool will be suspended between two buildings 35 metres off the ground. Melbourne architect Kim Lowman says the growing popularity of sky pools is due to how they engage and intrigue onlookers. “The thing with the sky pools where you’re showing off people swimming or just wallowing in the pool, it activates the building,” he explains.

“It’s more than just someone sipping coffee in the basement, or in a cafe on the ground floor. “Everyone’s done that.’’ Lowman heads the Hawthorn Park development in Melbourne’s innereast where a 25-metre pool links two buildings. It’s the centrepiece of the $300 million complex, which opens in 2020. To include a sky pool the architect has to factor in the weight of the pool, the sound it causes and any building movement. “It’s a significant span with glass at the bottom and glass at the side, so technically there’s quite special engineering solutions with that because water is obviously very heavy,” Lowman says. “But it also can handle the differential movements if one building sinks a little bit – because all buildings move. You don’t want the pool to be at different angles. “You’ve got to manage the installation from a noise point of view as well, so the noise doesn’t vibrate through the building.’’ Australia took a dive into the sky pool trend in 1993 with Melbourne’s Adelphi Hotel. The Denton Corker


Campus cluster is robot-built barrel vaults Primary schools aren’t what they used to be. Architects are now designing spaces where children can not only learn, but flourish. The mountainous region of ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS

the Jiangxi Province in China is one example. Here, the architecture firm led by the late Zaha Hadid has unveiled plans for an educational campus for 120

Marshall-designed building introduced a lap pool that extends two metres from the building’s edge 27 metres up. Lowman says there is an awesome synergy where water meets architecture and engineering. Architects have long taken inspiration from the spectacular heights of Angel Falls in Venezuela and Yosemite Falls in the United States, and Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous Fallingwater house in Pennsylvania is partially built over a waterfall using cantilevered concrete balconies.

students from 12 villages. The school will be made up of a cluster of barrel vaults

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elbourne developer Lowe Living aims to redefine multi-residential living with the launch of Alamer Brighton, on coveted Black Street in Brighton. The $21 million development features four residences– three apartments and a townhouse. Each home has a three-bed, three-bath layout with a private, underground garage and direct lift access. Lowe Living managing director Tim Lowe says Alamer is marked by its exclusivity and prime location. “The project’s individuality, and the unique character of the four residences, places Alamer a step above the rest,” he says. “Each residence is highly considered and meticulously crafted, capturing the essence of the coastal setting and providing the opportunity for discerning buyers to experience highend living in one of Melbourne’s most prestigious bayside locations.” The ground-floor residence has 323

Bayside beauty square metres of internal living space, 239 square metres of outdoor space and an in-ground pool. The two-level townhouse has a private lift, terraces and balconies. The first floor and penthouse apartments take up an entire floor

each, and the penthouse also has 113 square metres of balcony space. All four homes feature open-plan living and a spacious entertainer’s kitchen with Gaggenau appliances and butler’s pantries. The award-winning design team includes renowned Wolveridge

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Architects and interiors by internationally recognised firm Fiona Lynch. Director Fiona Lynch says the interiors showcase careful craftsmanship and attention to detail. “A classic layering of natural textures blends with a warm tonal palette to create a relaxed sense of elegance, while inviting personalisation into living spaces.” The name Alamer comes from the French “a la mer”, meaning “by the sea”, as the project is a short stroll to the beach, Church Street and Middle Brighton station. The display suite is on site and open to the public at 2 Black Street, Brighton. Prices start at $4.25 million for the townhouse and $5.25 million for the apartments. Construction by Lowe Living partner Lowe Create is set to commence in October and is slated for completion in late 2019.

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behind it. That’s critical to successful architecture.” And he is philosophical. “Otherwise there is not much meaning in architecture.” Materially there is much meaning in the scheme. What looks superficially like adobe, or rammed earth walling, is actually rusting or Corten steel. “Iron is of the earth. You feel like you are in a house the colour of Red Hill clays.” Beneath the curved corrugated iron roof covering the 25 x 22 metre “low

scale, bunkered-down” structure, the Corten steel connects the inner and outer worlds. In certain light the silver roof tonally connects to the sky, while the aerodynamic shape moderates the impact of seasonally harsh winds. As stripped back as the house presents, there is an obvious joy in the interplay of gentle curves against straight and diagonal lines and in allowing the materials to just be “in their raw forms and with all the

edges exposed’’. ‘‘Surfaces flow from one to the other.” For the quality outcome, Bonomi acknowledges builder Peter Drummond and chief carpenter Andrew Fowler. He also says his clients were completely trusting. Beyond the initial briefing – for a house of low maintenance, small scale and grounded in the landscape – they ‘‘did not proscribe any particular response, nor present me with a Pinterest board”. To make a house that so completely belongs to its place rests on what is one of Bonomi’s guiding principles: “that in practising architecture in Australia morally there has to be some acknowledgement of where we are building.” adrianbonomi.com.au

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his new house on the Mornington Peninsula – in the hills where bushland segues into farmland – has a form as fundamental as it gets. The agreed intention says architect Adrian Bonomi was to create “a dialogue between the simple and the profound, to explore the spirit of the place in one single gesture”. Externally, the house appears to follow the lines of a tent fly sheet. “I also thought about Aboriginal bark shelters,” says the Balnarring-based architect. He adds that the Australian farm shed typology, and the refined, if functional, work of Australia’s only Pritzker Prize winner, Glenn Murcutt, is also referenced. That such a philosophical approach has produced such a viscerally recognisable shape as this small, two-bedroom house hints at how Bonomi goes about his work. “The overall formal response is simple but there are strong ideas

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