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Swept away by a curvy beauty

INDEX

Note from the editor

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o say it is “crunch time” isn’t to borrow from the parlance of AFL coaches now eyeing September glory, but the real estate agents and seasoned renovators who feel the heightened sense of urgency as spring nears. We are on the doorstep of the peak property season, be it selling your home or updating it for holiday entertaining, so if you have not yet obtained an agent or popped by a hardware store for a measure and quote, you are running out of time. This inspiring edition should build some critical momentum. The remarkable House of Week is straight from the imagination of Hans Christian Andersen – if he were to collaborate with a visionary Fitzroy architect, and our cover property in Cremorne (turn to Best on Show) masterfully blends 1890s Dutch Colonial style with industrial flourishes. Flip to New Living for a tour of Mansfield; an exploration of blue-chip Eaglemont in Neighbourhoods; and an edit of stylish new builds.

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Literature often describes the sea through

gloriously bended adjectives. The water rolls, the waves barrel, the surf curls and edges curve against the horizon. When a house takes its cue from such romantic musings, you can hardly go wrong. Look at this beauty, its semi-circular form is gorgeous, performing the neat alchemy of opening you up to the environment while offering a robust embrace to protect you from the briny’s bad days. Three levels here offer incredible spaces – ramping up the luxury each time you ascend. From the ground floor, rise up to the middle where the arc showcases the sweep of kitchen, dining, living room and study. The 17-metre freshwater lap pool is a brilliant link from your front door to the sea beyond; the resolute straight lines a fabulous counterpoint to the camber. Agent Karen Harman from Dowling Neylan says the sublime rooftop main bedroom and terrace is “pure James Bond-style” – you can just see him here with all the smooth, sophisticated space on show. LOU SWEENEY

OUR COVER 15 Wellington Street, Cremorne,

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BRIGHTON 40 Hanby Street $7 million-$7.7 million

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It’s bespoke, meticulous and as premium as its parkside bayside possie, yet this 2016-built residence is oh-so-family friendly. Luxury is laid on in the sophisticated food-prep and cooking spaces and a superb flow of rooms for living and entertainment. Balanced against that, kids and friends win a heated pool, basketball zone and pizza oven. “The buyer might be someone time-poor and wellheeled, seeking the perfect site with plans to build but decides they can move in here and not lose two years of their life,” the agent says. Expressions of interest: close 5pm, August 27 Agent: Buxton, Stefan Whiting 0411 473 153

HAWTHORN 13 Percy Street $1.7 million-$1.87 million

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What is it about single-fronted freestanding Victorian cottages in Hawthorn? “Having lived in one, I can say they’re gorgeous to live in, especially when they’ve been done up as well as this one,” the agent says. “The renovation ties in with the garden. It’s a place to be proud to come home to.” In an elite school zone, a heartbeat from Glenferrie Road dining and tram, the dainty weatherboard abode features period detail, spotted gum floors, all-white kitchen, high ceilings, a barbecue deck and rear-access carport. Auction: 10.30am, August 31 Agent: Marshall White, Stuart Evans 0402 067 710

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C o m p i l e d b y JACQ UI HAM M E R TO N

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18 Kosciusko Road $2.5 million

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With a northerly aspect and parkside location, there’s a whole lot more to this modern single-level residence.

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The one-owner builder’s home was

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crafted ahead of its time two decades ago. It offers three living rooms, a luxury main-bedroom spread and a workshop behind the double garage. Private sale Agent: Kay & Burton, Walter Dodich 0413 262 655

Trent Wiltshire

Domain Economist

The average number of people attending open for inspections is 20 per cent higher than in May, a clear sign of more buyer

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17 Yarralea Street $2 million-$2.2 million

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FLEMINGTON

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The agent calls this riverside precinct

13 Shields Street

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just nine kilometres north-east of the

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city a “quiet little neck of the woods”, and you can imagine the family that

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$7.05 million TOORAK

19 Sargood Street Sold by Marshall White.

steps leading to an original cellar.

two-storey house will be here for the

In a heritage-rich pocket of inner-city

The house has been in one family for

long term. Its hallmark is a sense of

Flemington, distinctive Victorian villa

more than 60 years. “It’s one of the

space, particularly in the flow of living

Elowera bestows upon its street a

prettiest houses around,” the

areas across the ground level and

lovely symmetrical facade with

agent says. “It will suit a local

wide stairs up to a sleeping zone of

polychromatic brickwork, iron

family upsizing.”

five bedrooms.

lacework across the verandah and

Auction: 2pm, August 31

Auction: 10.30am, August 31

coloured sidelights. Just out of view

Agent: Nelson Alexander,

Agent: Collins Simms,

below the verandah are bluestone

Peter Stephens 0418 104 214

Nicholas Corby 0418 512 978

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YO U W I S H B y JACQ UI HAM M E R TO N

TOORAK 9 Yar Orrong Road $16 million-$17 million

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This stately English-style

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estate is pure-bred to its century-old foundations,

bathroom, retreat and

with rich clinker-brick walls,

laundry.

multi-gabled shingle roof

At lower ground level

lines, oriel windows and

there’s self-contained living

repeat patterns of arched

quarters, two garages and

glazing framed with fretwork

endless storage.

and stucco. It has grandeur,

Expressions of interest:

proportion and the weight of

close 5pm, September 3

authenticity and heritage.

Agent: Kay & Burton,

“It’s not showy,” selling

Michael Gibson 0418 530 392

agent Michael Gibson says. “It’s much more a classic and stately family residence that has the advantage of being in a highly regarded Toorak precinct. It’s a generational property; the vendors have been there 25 years.” The manicured 2150-square-metre holding, with floodlit tennis court, heated swimming pool and spa, is walking distance from Toorak Village and the Yarra. Off an over-sized foyer, go right for multiple formal living rooms, library and vast home

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office; go left for the kitchen

6 Manor Street

8 Barnard Road

and casual family-meals

$8 million-$8.8 million

$11.995 million

areas. To cater for its dimensions and allow

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the back and a statement

With notable heritage

staircase in the sitting room.

features and quarter-century

The first floor is formed by

ownership by its current and

1419-square-metre block.

with oak parquetry floors,

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six bedrooms (three with

previous residents, this is a

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marble kitchen, media room,

Agent: Marshall White,

en suite) plus shared

circa-1890 triple-brick slate-

Agent: Nick Johnstone,

heated pool, water features

Marcus Chiminello

roof home for stayers, on a

Joe Doyle 0435 937 864

and cellar.

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Need to know: This is the first time the property has been offered for sale. The highest recorded house price for Fitzroy North (past 12 months) was $3.075 million for 10 Alister Street in December 2018.

Recent Sales $1.205 million 506 Nicholson Street, August $1.2 million 35 King Street, August

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n the hipster hierarchy of the inner north, North Fitzroy is a bit like an elder statesman. It’s cool here but not intimidatingly so; the demographic tending toward families and creatives. Mix it up and you get a house like this – it looks like it might taste of gingerbread, and feels clever and cutting-edge. Timber shingles cover the exterior rising up to cannily reimagine the original shape of the single-level workers’ cottages of the suburb. There are brilliant bespoke timber creations everywhere, they’re both terrific fun and utilitarian. There are two main bedroom suites here, so you can choose to be upstairs or down. How versatile. Downstairs, the bedroom has a beautiful custom-made bedhead that turns into low shelving on either side. The deep en suite is black-tiled and beautiful, with a superb timber floating vanity providing contrast. There’s a spacious walk-in wardrobe. In the lounge-dining area, the timber shapes both sides of the room.

$1.555 million 210 Clausen Street, July

FITZROY NORTH 14 King Street

What the agent says

$2.275 million-$2.5 million

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To the right is a fabulous built-in lounge and, sitting against the north side atrium-like window, the incredible wedge of table that seats about 20 of your dinner party guests. The glass lets you look out to the gorgeous little plunge pool and then across to the kitchen. What a cracker the kitchen is – a galley-style space with timber veneer

cabinets and terrazzo benchtops. Behind a line of smartly blank cabinetry opposite, a powder room, laundry and butler’s pantry are brilliantly zoned. Out back it’s just as good. The deck with its sunken seating and built-in table is fabulous and there’s a sweet shingle shed. Upstairs are three bedrooms, including that main suite.

A unique family home, cleverly designed and executed with exquisite attention to detail.

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In t e r v i e w b y K ATE NAN CARROW Ph o t o b y DANIE L P O CKE T T

“Over the journey I’ve done every job … When you look back, all those pieces in the jigsaw have helped me.”

With

What did you do there?

It just put me in other people’s shoes.

N I C O L E F R E N C H from Marshall White

I would give out keys for rental

I had to listen to my own advice about

properties, take a $50 deposit and

moving forward.

their licence. I’d receipt rents, type up

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specialist in selling Melbourne’s finest homes, Marshall White partner Nicole French’s passion for property was sparked early. She visited display homes as child, worked as a real estate agency receptionist as a teenager, and has just finished renovating her house. Bricks and mortar are in her blood.

the ads and type the window displays.

Are the time demands the greatest challenge in real estate?

Did you complete school?

I just knew I had to put in to get to

I finished VCE and then went to uni

where I wanted to. One of the

and did about two years of a Bachelor

challenges is that you want to be so

of Business at RMIT. I then thought:

much further along but it’s experience

“I’m not going to be an accountant.”

that you need. It takes time to learn the strategy of selling.

Are you from Melbourne?

And do you still enjoy that now?

But the basic knowledge must

Yes, I went to Star of the Sea. It was

Yes, I walk into a home and see this

still be useful?

You sell in a relatively small physical

an all girls’ school, an independent

floor plan will work for an empty-

Over the journey I’ve done every job,

area but with discerning buyers. Do

school, that was about being the best

nester, a young family or a couple. I

including handling trust accounts and

you immediately match a property

you can be. I still have great friends

am on site a lot, in a high-vis vest and

all those sorts of things. When you

with a buyer in your head?

from there.

hard hat, helping developers decide

look back, all those pieces in the

Yes, even when I’m walking through a

on finishes, and later I’m in a

jigsaw have helped me. Steve Jobs

potential listing, I think, “this will

What were you like at 15?

$15 million house. I sell the luxury

said: “You can only connect the dots

appeal to this person or I can’t wait to

I always thought I was going to be an

homes of Melbourne from about $4

when you look back.” I’ve done it all.

show this to this person”. I always

accountant, that was the direction I

million up to $15 million or $20 million.

have the list in my head. Have you ever made a mistake with

was heading in. But, also, my parents looked at display homes every

What was your first job?

your own property purchases?

Do women in real estate support

weekend. I remember mum and dad

It was as a weekend receptionist at a

No, but I remember when I sold my

each other?

buying a block of land and settling on

real estate agency. My aunty was

apartment it passed in at auction and

Yes, at Marshall White, the female

the house’s design. At night, Mum

listening to 3AW’s Buy, Swap and Sell

I’d already bought the next one. It was

agents go out for dinner together

would pick me up from school and we

and heard a firm wanted a weekend

such valuable education for me; I

occasionally and I mentor a few

would go and see the progress on our

receptionist. That was 29 years ago.

know how my vendors feel.

younger ones coming up.

house. I found it all very interesting.

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CREMORNE 15 Wellington Street $2.4 million-$2.6 million

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Like myriad period residences in Melbourne’s prized inner circle, this property is a bricks and mortar time machine. Occupants jump a century between its 1890s’ Dutch Colonial front door and its edgy inner spaces. There is an interior lift to its three levels with bedrooms on each floor. The mid-level is dedicated to lounging with a sunny terrace. Top floor is given to a versatile study-studio. One block from Richmond station, its agent says: “[It is] wonderfully located, you can walk to all that is important to our wonderful city.” Auction: 10.30am, August 31 Agent: Nelson Alexander, Arch Staver 0417 515 802

ALBERT PARK

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BRUNSWICK EAST

46 St Vincent Place North

282 Jasper Road

24 Deakin Street

$5 million-$5.5 million

$3.08 million

$1 million-$1.1 million

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Opposite St Vincent Gardens, this Victorian terrace

Only 700 metres from popular McKinnon Secondary

Who can resist a white picket fence just beyond the

on 315 square metres is a historically significant

College, this transformed art deco home on 615

city’s pulsing centre? This free-standing Victorian

trophy home. It’s “an unforgettable blend of classic

square metres “is by far one of the best renovations I

epitomises inner-north workers’ cottage cuteness.

elegance and contemporary style,” its agent says.

have seen”, its agent enthuses. The original, low-key

This home offers refined period features, engineered

Expressions of interest: close 5.30pm,

low-set house has been extended beyond its period

oak floors, lofty ceilings, stone benchtops and a

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facade to a double-storey entertainer’s haven.

window seat.

Agent: Greg Hocking, Warwick Gardiner

Private sale

Auction: 1pm, August 31

0438 308 555

Agent: Buxton, Simon Wood 0422 789 110

Agent: Jellis Craig, Lisa Roberts 0413 265 362

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AUCTIONS Houses and Apartments *

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1.1M-1.2M

Biggin & Scott

3BR

10.00

POA

Fletchers

2BR

10.30

POA

MW ONE

BENTLEIGH EAST 2/52 Tudor St*

BRIGHTON EAST 14 Regent St

5BR

12.30

POA

Marshall White

2BR

1.00

560-615 Nelson Alexander

2BR

10.30

700-770

Collins Simms

2BR

11.30

600-660

Woodards

3BR

10.30

POA

Marshall White

4BR

10.30

POA

Marshall White

3BR

11.00

CAULFIELD 12 Fallon St

CAULFIELD NORTH 22 Sebastopol St

CLIFTON HILL 24 Council St

173 Mills St

4BRBy Appt.

NPD

Greg Hocking

3BR

2.15

POA

Marshall White

46 St Vincent Pl

4BR

12.30

NPD

Greg Hocking

4 Cambridge St

2BR

12.00

POA

Marshall White

6 Tower Ct

3BR

11.00

POA

Marshall White

4BR

10.00

POA

Fletchers

4BR

11.00

POA

Marshall White

4BR

10.00

POA

Marshall White

5BR

10.00

POA

Marshall White

6BR

2.30

NPD

Gary Peer

206 Rae St

4BR

3.00

NPD

Collins Simms

42 Miller St

4BR

10.00

1.95M-2.14M Nelson Alexander

North, listed by Marshall White, is close to Caulfield Park.

4BR

2.00

1.95M-2.14M Nelson Alexander

SOUTH MELBOURNE

ARMADALE

12 Wynyard Cr

1/101 Martin St

20 Brinsley Rd

CANTERBURY 62 Wattle Valley Rd

CAULFIELD NORTH 51 Aroona Rd

3.45

FITZROY NORTH

13 Shields St

GLEN IRIS 12.30

POA

Marshall White

18 Valley View Rd

5BR

1.00

POA

Jellis Craig

24 Hazeldine Rd

5BR

12.30

POA

Marshall White

9 Hillcrest Rd

4BR

1.00

POA

Marshall White

90 Great Valley Rd

3BR

1.30

POA

Marshall White

MOOROOLBARK 3BR

3.30

530-580

Woodards

PRAHRAN 2BR

10.30

POA

Marshall White

RICHMOND 2BR

12.00

950-1.02M

Biggin & Scott

194 Buckingham St*

3BR

12.00

1M-1.1M

Biggin & Scott

5 Tanner St

2BR

1.00

1.1M-1.2M

Biggin & Scott

5/263 Lennox St*

1BR

10.00

380-410

Biggin & Scott

56 Type St

3BR

12.00

POA

Jellis Craig

ROXBURGH PARK 4BR

12.00

620-670 Nelson Alexander

3BR

2.00

POA

Marshall White

2BR

1.00

POA

Cayzer

SOUTH YARRA

4BR

1.00

NPD

Kay & Burton

518 Glenferrie Rd

5BR

12.30

POA

Marshall White

4BR

12.00

POA

Jellis Craig

HAWTHORN EAST MALVERN 12 Robinson St

4BR

11.00

POA

Jellis Craig

2a Cressy St

4BR

11.30

POA

Jellis Craig

MALVERN EAST 68 Central Park Rd

4BR

12.00

POA

Jellis Craig

MIDDLE PARK 198 Page St

8 Lightfoot St

705/147 Beach St*

11.00

POA

MW ONE

6 Wynnstay Rd

11.15

POA

Marshall White

3BR

1.15

POA

Marshall White

4BR

12.00

NPD

Wilson

1 Torresdale Ct

5BR

12.30

POA

Marshall White

11 Kent Ct

3BR

11.00

POA

Marshall White

11 Tashinny Rd

4BR

10.30

POA

Marshall White

2/23 Washington St

3BR

10.00

POA

Marshall White

2/42 Washington St*

3BR

2.00

NPD

Kay & Burton

28 Irving Rd

5BR

1.00

NPD

Kay & Burton

301/715 Malvern Rd*

3BR

10.00

NPD

Kay & Burton

4 Martin Ct

3BR

2.00

NPD

Kay & Burton

71 Grange Rd

4BR

12.00

NPD

RT Edgar

7 Howitt St

ST KILDA EAST 4 The Avenue

12.00

TOORAK

12.00

POA

Marshall White

8 Barnard Rd

4BR

1.15

POA

Marshall White

9 Yar Orrong Rd

6BR

2.00

NPD

Kay & Burton

6BR

11.30

POA

Marshall White

WEST MELBOURNE 3BR

10.30

POA

Marshall White

3BR

11.00

NPD

Greg Hocking

4BR

10.00

POA

Marshall White

4BR

10.00

POA

Marshall White

468 William St

PRAHRAN 1BR

3BR

SOUTH YARRA

3BR

PORT MELBOURNE

ST KILDA EAST 10/1 Marne St*

18 Yarra St

MONT ALBERT

ST KILDA 6 Wordsworth St

HAWTHORN

72 Leura Gr

190 Coppin St

19 Moore St

This four-bedroom home at 22 Sebastopol Street in Caulfield

16 Martin St

4BR

8 Kelmscott Cl

Agent

4/123 Beaconsfld Pd

1714-1716 Malvern Rd

8a High St

Sat Sun Price $000s

FLEMINGTON 1.37M-1.5M Nelson Alexander

GLEN IRIS

67 Cardigan Rd

Beds

CAMBERWELL

CARNEGIE 14/144 Grange Rd*

Address

BRIGHTON

CARLTON NORTH 206 Princes St

Agent

BALWYN NORTH

CARLTON G09/101 Grattan St*

Sat Sun Price $000s

ALBERT PARK 4BR

ASHWOOD 3/4 Hume Ct*

Beds

WEEKEND OPEN FOR INSPECTIONS Houses and Apartments *

ABBOTSFORD 52 Marine Pd

Address

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705/147 Beach Street, Port Melbourne Commanding breathtaking bay and city views, this stunning three bedroom domain boasts impressive proportions of 175sqm approx, luxurious finishes and an abundance of glass offering seamless indoor and outdoor living. Features open plan living and dining, gourmet kitchen, wrap around terrace of 125sqm approx and exceptional main bedroom with expansive robes, marble ensuite and beach facing balcony.

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173 Mills Street, Albert Park An exceptional domain, this stunning three or four bedroom residence showcases an irresistible blend of period elegance and designer contemporary style within an intelligently zoned family focused floorplan. Appointed with the finest fittings and fixtures, features include a streamlined Miele kitchen, open plan living and dining plus a salt water, gas heated pool. Land size 414sqm approx.

For Sale EOI Inspect Contact

www.173millsstreetalbertpark.com.au

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46 St Vincent Place North, Albert Park Showcasing an unforgettable blend of classic elegance and contemporary style, this illustrious four bedroom Victorian terrace commands breathtaking views of St Vincent Gardens and the city. Features formal and relaxed living and dining spaces, gourmet kitchen and north facing courtyard with plunge pool. Includes expansive main bedroom with robes and marble ensuite.

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www.46stvincentplacenorthalbertpark.com.au

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Fabulous offering of 226m2 of internal living plus a full North-facing 96m2 rooftop terrace

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40 Hanby Street Brighton 5 B 5 b 10 c1S

Bespoke Brighton luxury with a family focus Luxuriate in the contemporary surrounds of this modern masterpiece with lift and 10-car basement in a prestigious beachside locale. Expression of Interest Closes Tuesday 27th August at 5.00pm

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Saturday 7th September @ 11am

Carlton 273 Rathdowne Street

DORCHESTER TERRACE Carlton Classic Balcony Terrace home of 8 rooms, 4 or 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, in University High School Zone. Note: Prime Carlton Location walk to Melbourne University, Carlton Gardens and Museum opposite.

59 Pelham Street, Carlton. 9671 4111

Inspect: Thursday + Saturday 12-12.30pm Range: $1,800,000 - $2,000,000 Contact: Damien Shiel 0419 394 999 or Paulina Falvo 0414 227 006

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51 Aroona Road, Caulfield North

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Presiding over an exclusive streetscape & designed by architects Synman Justin Bialek, this solid brick masterpiece on a magnificent 970m2 allotment* epitomises grace & grandeur. Showcasing soaring high ceilings, extraordinary entertaining spaces, resort style gardens, formal lounge/ dining room, marble kitchen, fully fitted study, fully equipped theatre room, heated pool & spa & wraparound alfresco deck. *Approximate Title Measurements

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Darren Krongold Sally Zelman Daniel Fisher

0438 515 433 0412 294 488 0409 797 560

1 Waters Edge Place Edithvale 4 B 2 b 2 c1S

Luxury by the bay This exquisite home showcases a sophisticated design throughout with a rooftop deck which captures beautiful views of the Bay & Dandenongs. Auction Saturday 14th Sept at 10:30am

Inspect Sat 24th August 1:30 - 2:00pm

Price $1,500,000 - $1,600,000

Contact Daniel Wright 0414 788 828 Michelle Cahir 0404 012 654

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Period elegance that has flourished since 1880 and the contemporary excellence contributed by a 2013 renovation by esteemed architect Neil Clerehan are brilliantly, beautifully combined throughout WYNSTAY. In a residence that’s recognised for its spaces and revered for its style, the character of refined formal rooms is complemented by the light-filled ease of informal proportions and a magnificent kitchen featuring a butler’s pantry. Above, five bedrooms of unlimited luxury share two sublime bathrooms, including the main bedroom´s ensuite. Two additional bathrooms, zoned heating and air-conditioning, plantation shutters and 3 phase power accompany a fabulous home further enhanced by the flexible lower level’s retreat/theatre, gym, wine cellar and storage. A separate billiards room, solar/gas heated pool, travertine terrace, BBQ bench, external fire-place, lift access to all floors and and 3 car garage add to - but by no means conclude - the attractions of WYNSTAY, moments from leading schools, Glenferrie Road and transport. Private Auction: Tuesday 17th September View: By Appointment Saturday & Thursday 12.00-12.30pm Video Journey: vimeo.com/353910483 Contact: Jock Langley 0419 530 008 Simon Curtain 0405 385 285 Emma Pierson 0409 182 310 Office 9864 5300

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This family focused four bedroom, two bathroom Edwardian’s period traditions are reflected throughout evocative sitting and dining rooms while pleasing aspects over the garden and the swimming pool complement informal living/dining areas with an open-plan kitchen. A substantial retreat further enhances a home where rich c1910 character and complete comfort may inspire ideas for a contemporary update when so desired. View: Saturday & Wednesday 1.00-1.30pm

Private Auction: Saturday 7th September Contact: Tim Derham 0438 332 844 Michael Derham 0425 790 233 Office 9864 5300

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WARRNAMBOOL 23 Logans Beach Road $1.7 million-$1.87 million

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This architect-designed house is a perfect mix for those who love comfort, nature and the wild ocean. On 8000 square metres fronting Logans Beach, where Southern right whales come most years to calve, this pavilion-style house is nestled in the dunes and has

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214 Mountjoy Parade

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bay beach and the ocean.

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in the former caravan park

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bedrooms, a living area and a

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sub-division, with architect

Agent: Kay & Burton,

0407 600 767

huge storage area. Upstairs

0405 124 799

Nicholas Day and landscape

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Bespoke Brilliance Atop The Great Dividing Range ‘Eagles Rise’, 21.17ha* (52.31* acres), Clonbinane, Victoria Sweeping views of the Great Dividing Range, Mt Piper and Clonbinane Valley, this opulent 52.31* acre rural-lifestyle retreat is located just over 1hr* from the bustle of Melbourne’s CBD. The architecturally designed home features Tasmanian Oak floors, ceilings and walls, exposed steel beams and underfloor hydronic heating.

Blend of Organic Farming and Cottage Accommodation Sale by Set Date Wednesday 11 September 2019 11am Jason Hellyer 0403 043 571

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‘High Peaks’, 60.7ha* (150ac*), Fumina South, Victoria 1hr 50min* from Melbourne’s CBD. Blends organic farming activity with craftsman built B&B cottage accom. 2 storey residence — 3 bdm + open plan living. 2 immaculate B&B cottages — 1x 2 bdm, 1x 1 bdm. 25ac* cleared organic farmland, 125ac* bushland. Secluded campsite abutting West Tanjil River. Outstanding shedding infrastructure.

Sale By Set Date Thur 12 Sept 2019 11am Vince Di Grazia 0433 921 581 Jason Hellyer 0403 043 571

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225 Wilsons Road, Cape Paterson INVERLOCH

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Current House: 189sqm Land: 121 acres (48.93 hectares) 4 bedrooms | 2 bathrooms | 3 parking A unique opportunity to purchase a large site for potential future sub division & development (STCA & future re-zoning) in the Bass Coast area at Cape Paterson while enjoying the existing benefits of a fully functioning farm (zoned Rural) with excellent facilities & amenities. New developments currently in motion within 50 metres and only 1km from the coast. The area is prime rural land with numerous options and ocean views. Cape Paterson is an essential coastal town within a growing community. Within minutes to the expanding South Gippsland commercial and retail hub of Wonthaggi and only 1 hour 45 mins to Melbourne CBD.

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eldersrealestate.com.au ‘COBAR PARK’ – Mt Cameron via Clunes. VICTORIA | 652 HA / 1,612 AC

Versatile Rural Holding – 258 Megalitre Irrigation Licences (Offered as a whole or in 3 separate lots) Lot 1 – 503 acres, Lot 2 – 559 acres, Lot 3 – 550 acres • 2 x modest three bedroom settlement homes • 2 stand shearing shed with undercover bugle sheep yards, separate cattle yards • Excellent water supply from bores and dams • Superb balance of rich volcanic and clay loam soils • Subdivided into approximately 30 main paddocks. Central laneway system • Enhanced biosecurity – government road surrounding approximately 90% of the property • Outstanding location – central to Ballarat and Bendigo, under 2 hours to Melbourne CBD and International Airport

Expressions of Interest

Closing Thursday 5th September, 4.00pm Rob Rickard 0407 354 025 Martin Skahill 0427 431 744 Elders Real Estate 46 Queen Street, Bendigo 3550 eldersrealestate.com.au/20948000

‘NAMBROK’ via Sale, VIC | 989 HA* / 2,445 AC*

• 18 catchment dams and 4 bores • Highly productive balance of yellow/brown sodosols and coongulla tertiary sediments • Consistent fertiliser history and pasture improvement • Spectacular vista views overlooking the Great Dividing Range and Strzelecki Ranges • Diverse asset suitable to a range of pursuits including livestock – cropping – equine – viticulture or leisure/hospitality • Ideally located 25 km* south west of Sale, 34 km* north east of Traralgon and 197 km* from Melbourne CBD

Expressions of Interest

Closing Wednesday 25th September, 4pm (AEST) Inspections by appointment Nick Myer 0427 610 278 Anthony Stevens 0417 822 356 Elders Melbourne eldersrealestate.com.au/20662356

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One of Australia’s Most Distinguished Rural Holdings ‘Nambrok’ presents a rare opportunity to secure a historical holding, boasting one of Australia’s most prestigious homesteads. • Magnificent 4 bedroom Victorian homestead with adjoining 5 bedroom guest residence (c.1860), situated in a stunning elevated garden setting with a mod grass tennis court • Comfortable 3 bedroom manager’s residence • Farm improvements include the original Nambrok stables (9 stalls and 6 stables), 8 stand shearing shed, 2 cattle yards, modern machinery shed, hay shed and storage shed

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eldersrealestate.com.au Monbulk, Yarra Valley, VIC | 4,316m²*

Positioned in the heart of one of Victoria’s prime floriculture regions

Home of 6 million Australians each month

To be offered as a whole or as two separate allotments ‘403 Monbulk Rd’ 2,292m²* ‘Lot 23 of 399-401 Monbulk Rd’ 2,024m²* • 2 certificates of titles • Green Wedge Zone • Dual road frontage with sealed road access • Extensive hardstand parking areas • Picturesque tourism precinct • Ideally suited to a range of agriculture, floriculture, horticultural pursuits or as a potential residential site (STCA) *Denotes • Located 56 km* from Melbourne CBD approximately

Expressions of Interest

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Newham Lot 1/84 Bryces Lane (Cnr Bryces Lane and Rochford Road) 42.5 Ha (105 Acres) Invest in a big slice of country lifestyle

Australia’s home of property.

Rare chance to secure a very attractive small farm tree change acreage with planning permit in prime central Macedon Ranges location only 3kms from the iconic Hanging Rock. Features include approx. 1.5km of sealed road frontage, grey loam soils, established pine shelter tree plantations, and scattered native tree clusters. Views over to Mount Macedon, the Camels Hump, Mount Crystal, Mount William and the Cobaw Ranges.

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Closing Thursday 12th September, 4pm (AEST) Anthony Stevens 0417 822 356 Nick Myer 0427 610 278 Elders Melbourne eldersrealestate.com.au/21123160

Price $1,200,000 Inspection by appointment Sandi Barry-Mueller 0408 392 347 Peter Wood 0408 866 774 John Keating 0419 880 444

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rends come and go. Just ask anyone who has renovated an apricot-coloured bathroom circa 1987. Designers are often inspired by the latest interior looks when piecing together the elements that make up a new build. They know this will attract home owners with a keen eye on what’s hot and what’s not in home interiors. But being on-trend can be a risky business, especially when it comes to bathrooms and kitchens where trend pieces are most conspicuous. These areas are expensive to renovate, particularly if home owners insist on keeping pace with interior trends every five to 10 years.

For these reasons, interior designer Miriam Fanning steers clear of trends and themes. Her mandate is timelessness and she achieves this through logical layouts, natural materials and minimalist style. “So in 10 years’ time you don’t want to go back to a particular apartment and say ‘Oh my god, that’s so 2019’,” she explains. “It’s important that our interiors stand the test of time in a big way.” Despite adhering to the minimalist design principles of spacious views and uncluttered floor plans, Fanning’s interiors are far from cold or stark. Warmth comes in the form of rich natural materials – textured timber joinery and the array of colours in natural stone benchtops. “We think a lot about designing a space from an emotional point of view and we only ever design spaces we would want to live in ourselves,” she says. “A home is really like creating a big blanket that you want to spend time in and live in and that’s important.” It’s with this approach that Fanning’s interiors studio, Mim Design, has created a classic look and warm feel at new South Melbourne apartment development The Eighth. With a studious eye on the finer details – wall space strategically set aside for photos or artworks and “drop zones” near the entrances – Fanning wanted a space worthy of its prestigious location. “For us, each item is laboriously thought through,” she says. “This building is close to St Kilda Road, it’s close to the Royal Botanic Gardens and it’s in South Melbourne, so we wanted it to have an iconic feel to it. “So, each item has a large-scale proportion and sculpture to it that stands on its own. “And as you walk through the apartment, each view line has an aspect – whether it is through the windows, a beautiful piece of joinery or a beautifully curved or featured wall. “It makes these apartments quite special.”


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The 18-storey building, by developer Crema Group, offers up more than most apartment blocks of its size. Inspired by international residential developments, The Eighth will feature a cafe and wine bar or restaurant on the ground floor along with a rooftop pool and bar, wellness studio and office spaces. But what is bound to impress most is the fact that each resident will have their very own private lift access to their lobby. Concierges have access to these private lobbies so they can drop off parcels and groceries, but they cannot enter apartments. This extravagance, says architect Pete Kennon, is all about making residents connect to a sense of identity and comfort. “Part of this idea of making people feel more comfortable in their building is to try to recreate the procession of arriving home,” he says.

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“If you feel you are an individual and you’re living in your own home rather than one of many living in an overpopulated apartment building, it’s still functions as your own house and home.” The idea behind The Eighth came as a result of the many real estate and property development

discussions between Kennon and mate Nicolas Crema, director at Crema Group, in 2016. Melbourne’s apartment scene seemed dominated by investors preoccupied by studio apartments. Kennon and Crema wanted to create upmarket apartments for young professionals they dubbed “luxurians”. “They’re not the traditional young professionals, they are more transient, more worldly, had highintensity job commitments,” Kennon says. “Whether they be single, or with a partner or a family, we related the type of living to what else was available, particularly if you want to live in an inner-city location. “The norm has been to go and buy a terrace house somewhere in South Melbourne, Prahran or Richmond. But the prices were astronomical – a two-bedroom terrace that is completely run down was $1.5 million and you still need to spend a fortune on it to get it to a quality you’re happy to live in. “So with that in mind we felt there’s this group of people who wanted more from the places they lived in and these buildings that people belonged to had to start to perform and function better to enhance the quality of life of the everyday.” The Eighth launches in September with construction due to begin in February 2020.

At a glance The Eighth 8 Palmerston Crescent, South Melbourne Architect: Elenberg Fraser and Kennon Studio Developer: Crema Group Interior design: Mim Design Number of residences: 36; 16 two-bed, 15 three-bed, four three-bed sub-penthouses and one penthouse Internal sizes (sq m): Two-beds 128, three-beds 146219, sub-penthouses 253, penthouse 513 External areas (sq m): All residences have winter gardens that function as internal and external space. The penthouse has a rooftop terrace Prices: Two-bed $1.4 million-$1.6 million, three-bed $1.95 million$3.65 million, sub-penthouses $4.5 million-$4.65 million Car parking: Two-beds have one car space, three-beds have two car spaces and subpenthouses have three car spaces Completion estimate: December 2021 Agent: Kay and Burton, Damon Krongold 0418 850 757, Peter Kudelka 0418 319 439 Open for inspection:

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At a glance Robinson 37 Robinson Road, Hawthorn Architect: Object Subject Architecture Developer: Outline Interior design: Object Subject Architecture Number of townhouses: 18; six two-bed, 11 three-bed, one four-bed

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overarching design, residents will enjoy a range of unique elements. “The organisation of the plan, whereby the building mass is separated into a series of discrete volumes in the landscape, is a particular response to the site and is essential to the unique resolution of the scheme,” he says. “A central street that runs full depth of the site provides all homes with individual points of entry,

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therefore creating a sense of privacy and address. “The resulting human scale of the project ensures that, unlike many other multi-residential projects, each home is afforded a sense of identity while sitting comfortably within a coherent overall vision.” What’s more, each of the townhouses will have view of the surrounding heritage-filled Scotch Hill precinct. “The strategy to organise the project into a series of finer grain buildings ensures that all homes are dual aspect – with both north and south facades – providing access to natural light and opportunities for cross-flow ventilation,” Barraclough says. “Multiple external facades allow for a range of spatial conditions internally, and provide connectivity to a diversity of external spaces including gardens, courtyards, roof decks and balconies, all of which create opportunities for outdoor entertaining and, in many cases, views over the rooftops of Hawthorn.” Nathan and Charlotte Antonucci and their three-year-old daughter Lily will be among the first residents at Robinson when construction is completed in 2020. The family, who currently rent in Richmond, were looking for a new home in an inner-city location when they found the development. “We were living overseas until the middle of last year and it was time to settle down and buy,” Nathan says.

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Nathan and Charlotte Antonucci and daughter Lily will be among the first residents at Robinson.

“We wanted to stay close to the city, but at the same time try to find somewhere quieter and green so Hawthorn was the answer. Also, we wanted to be somewhere where both good public and private schools are nearby.” The first-home buyers purchased a two-bedroom townhouse at Robinson and say it’s a perfect fit for all of their needs. “Both my wife and I are quite particular, so finding something we both liked and that suited us both was never going to be all that easy,” Nathan says. “We were both keen on location primarily and we also wanted something newer. So when something like this came along that we both liked, we went for it.”

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t’s the finer details that often capture the hearts of home buyers. It might be the joinery in kitchen or the tapware in the bathrooms. The 12 residences soon to take shape at Balwyn Park, on sweetly named Cherry Road, feature a variety of small features set to speak the loudest. Aged-iron finishes in the bathrooms and en suites will impress, along with sculptural baths, floor-to-ceiling towel rails with heating capabilities and undermount basins in the bathrooms by bathware brand Apaiser. Those with a keen eye will pick up on the fluted glass featured in the kitchen joinery, living room entertainment units, bedroom walkin wardrobes and shower screens. The beauty of natural stone can be found in the benchtops across the kitchen, main en suite and bathroom. It is also a feature wall to kitchen splashbacks and en suite walls and floor, plus it’s used as seating in the ground floor lobby.

At a glance Balwyn Park 7 Cherry Road, Balwyn Architect: DKO Architecture Developer: Eversun Group Interior design: Mim Design Number of residences: 12 three-bed, two-bath Internal sizes (sq m): 128-165 (ground floor 140165, level one 128-151, level two 131) External areas (sq m): 11-184 (ground floor garden 50-184, level one 11-24, level two 47-81) Prices: Three-bed $1.5 million-$2.6 million and penthouse $4.15 million Car parking: Two car spaces each, additional spaces are available for purchase Completion estimate: November, 2020 Agent: Marshall White,

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t the base of Mount Buller, the Victorian country town of Mansfield comes alive in winter with the thrill of bracing, icy temperatures and the undeniable excitement of the ski season to come. However, as spring dawns, downhill thrills and apres ski spills are not all the region has to offer. A veritable playground awaits for outdoor enthusiasts, as well as stunning pastoral scenery producing a sumptuous food and wine scene and a rich, character-filled history. To discover the local charm and lifestyle, start at Mansfield’s Regional Produce Store. Here, choose from shelves of local goodies or settle in for hearty fare by the wood burner. One family’s history in the region has spawned two exceptional wineries, both with welcoming cellar doors and award-winning coolclimate wines.

Heading out of town on the Mount Buller Road, you can’t miss the first of those – Ros Ritchie Wines at the historic Magnolia House. Ten minutes further on, Delatite Winery is set on sprawling grounds with snow-capped Mount Buller as its backdrop and space for kids to roam. A hike to The Paps lookout pays off, with 360 degree views through to Mount Buller and Lake Eildon. For a late lunch and a place to linger, Howes Creek Farm has you covered. This Berkshire pig farm, cafe and restaurant offers tours, cooking classes and a changing menu. Then it is on to Merrijig for a round at the Hunt Club Hotel, where tales of The Man From Snowy River filming abound. Dine at The Mill Inn, an artisan pasta mill where dishes will warm your cockles.


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Be sure to get a good night’s rest for the rest of the weekend’s exploring, because it’s time to saddle up. Pick up a latte at The Coffee Merchant en route to Watson’s Mountain Country Trail Rides. If you are a rider who prefers pedals, head to the 134 kilometres of the Great Victorian Rail Trail, beginning in Mansfield. Start dreaming of self-catered banquets beneath starry skies and

stock up the fridge at Mansfield’s Farmer’s Market on the fourth Saturday of the month. Try also Hoffman’s Green Grocer, which is open Thursday to Saturday, for organic, real food with integrity, to fill the larder or pantry at home. South of Mansfield, the picturesque riverside town of Jamieson, at the junction of the Goulburn and Jamieson rivers, is popular for fishing, kayaking and picnics. After, wet your whistle with craft ales at Wrong Side Brewing or the unconventional Kevington Hotel. The gourmet region of the King Valley is less than an hour away, and is one of Australia’s most scenic country drives, with plenty of places to pause, including a bounty of Italian wine makers – the likes of Pizzini and Dal Zotto. It’s well worth also stopping at Power’s Lookout in the King Valley to complete the experience.

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$1.95m Top sales 1. 32-34 The Eyrie $2.8 million 2. 16 Odenwald Road $2.73 million 3. 24 Maltravers Road $2.72 million 4. 18 Outlook Drive $2.65 million 5. 121 The Righi $2.13 million

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ow good is Eaglemont? Its multimillion-dollar houses have squillion-dollar views, it has quiet streets that could have been plucked from a Midsomer Murders mood board and all the architectural values signified by the names Walter Burley Griffin, Marion Mahony Griffin and Robin Boyd. The price of entry is high – the average house now sits at a cool $1.95 million – but the rewards are great. There’s an air of exclusivity to the neighbourhood 10 kilometres north-

east of the city that began life as just a handful of sprawling properties. An inspiration for the impressionist artists of the Heidelberg School – Arthur Streeton lived in a cottage on what is now Summit Drive during 1889 – they were subdivided in the early 20th century into the lofty heights of the Mount Eagle Estate and the lowland Yarra-hugging Glenard Estate. Designed by the married Griffins, who lived in the area for a time, Eaglemont shows why they were

towering figures in 20th-century architecture and planning. Their forward-thinking environmental and philosophical ideals are still extant in the long curving roads, spacious traffic islands and then-revolutionary reserves of indigenous plants, all designed to embrace the sinuous topography and work in harmony with the area’s natural beauty. The fanciest homes cluster in streets with names like The Righi and The Eyrie.

Heritage-listed homesteads cover a range of architectural styles, from the arts and crafts movement to the striking modern mid-century Delbridge House on Carlsberg Road. Eaglemont’s lucky 3873 inhabitants have a shopping centre that can truly be called a village, a railway station, and easy access to the cosmopolitan delights of Ivanhoe’s supermarkets and private schools. But they rarely want to leave permanently – Eaglemont has one of the lowest turnover rates in Melbourne.

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Long-term ownership pays off For home owners who upgrade frequently, high transaction costs mean considerable price growth is necessary before moving on, but that’s less of an issue with forever homes. “The major benefit is minimising buying and holding costs because this is usually our most expensive asset in life,” says Property Planning Australia managing director David Johnston. Most people purchase two or three homes before finding their forever home, and this can be costly, Johnston says. Compared with an investment property, a forever home is an

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uying, renovating, selling and repeating is a common strategy for climbing the property ladder, but what about when it’s time to put down roots? A “forever home” – one you’ll own and live in for at least 15 to 20 years – can offer more stability than constantly upgrading. It’s a purchase that makes most sense when work and family dynamics are expected to remain relatively stable, allowing home owners to settle in and take advantage of the benefits of longterm ownership. The time frame means choosing a forever home requires extensive forward planning, and finances need to be carefully considered.

emotional and lifestyle purchase. But it has additional benefits beyond the positive impact on day-to-day life, Johnston says. “It has the added advantage of being capital gains tax-free if it qualifies as our principal place of residence, it is exempt from the pension test and, subject to certain rules, we can also credit some of the profit to superannuation when we downsize.” What to look for Buyer’s agent Wendy Chamberlain says most house hunters start searching for their forever home from their mid-30s. They already own a home and are usually starting a family, she says. It’s best to target a property and location that maximises convenience throughout early childhood, Johnston says. “Raising a family is by far the largest complicating factor,” he says.

“The years of primary and secondary schooling are likely to require the most thought.” Planning for children’s education before buying will pay off further down the track.” “School zones are a major factor,” Chamberlain says. The home itself needs to be suitable for decades of family living, with not only enough bedrooms for a rising head count, but the right layout too. A single bathroom usually won’t cut it, and it’s a good idea to give kids their own space, according to Chamberlain. “A second living area is something that’s highly desirable,” she says. A home with the potential for extensions may be more flexible, but most forever home buyers don’t want to do a major renovation, Chamberlain says. “They’re going for the home they can just walk into and drop their bags.”

Financial considerations Chamberlain says most buyers need to sell their current property to fund the purchase of their forever home. But it may be possible to retain the original home as an investment. Johnston says most people would prefer this option, but it requires early planning. “If you want to be able to optimise the potential for tax deductions in the future, should a property become an investment, then you want to focus on making interest reduction payments via an offset account over and above the minimum repayment on your loan,” Johnston says. Buyers thinking about purchasing a forever home sooner rather than later may need to prioritise affordability and adjust expectations. A reduction in household income that often comes with raising children will also need to be considered. Johnston suggests buyers aim for the most humble house and location that still meets family requirements over the long term, and maintain an effective money management system. “If you can do this with one home purchase, or even two, you are ahead of most people and can then free up cash flow to focus on investing and living with less stress.” Daniel Butkovich is Domain’s National Advice Editor. Want to know more? Get the inside word at domain.com.au/advice

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Estate hits the right note Returning to Australia, she bought a property to be closer to her father and built Coombe farm and cottage in 1912. This was a relatively modest retreat for such a famous singer, who turned a small farmhouse into a ninebedroom, seven-bathroom rural retreat – still used by the family. Through the gates to the cottage gardens, the giant oak tree is rumoured to be 180 years old and is considered one of the best specimens in the country, while the 10-metrehigh cypress hedges have developed the most amazing curves over the past 100 years. These verdant gardens, possibly at their best when the roses are in bloom in October, were designed by

William Guilfoyle (creator of Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens) in 1911. The cottage grounds are especially pretty with an Italianate garden, a French-style rose garden and a native garden. The gorgeous pool, rumoured to be the oldest inground pool in Victoria, saw the likes of Charlie Chaplin, Clara Bow, Gloria Swanson and Douglas Fairbanks don their cossies and dive in. Coombe Farm is also one of the largest vineyards in the Yarra Valley producing some of the finest drops in the region, including the latest innovation, a Dame Nellie Melba gin. Heavens knows what Melba would think about that.

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t takes real skill to make a legend come alive. A stroll through Coombe gardens with manager Daniel Johnson gives a glimpse into the personality of Australia’s opera diva Dame Nellie Melba, once the most famous singer in the world. Hidden behind its giant cypress hedges for decades, Coombe Farm, the home of Melba, was opened to the public about five years ago. Today the 2.8-hectare cottage gardens, a restaurant and cellar door are one of the first stops for those exploring the Yarra Valley. When Melba travelled the world, she brought her 14 Louis Vuitton trunks (note trunks – not suitcases) with her. These are perfectly preserved in the small gallery at Coombe alongside a series of portraits by artist Hans Heysen. In the background, Melba surveys the transformation of her estate from the flickering newsreel on the wall. Interestingly, she was a supporter of the suffragettes and was one of the first Australian women to drive, Johnson says. Nellie Melba was born Helen Mitchell in 1861 in Richmond; she later changed her name in honour of her home city. Her father was a Scottish stonemason who made his fortune as a builder with Carlton’s Royal Exhibition Building his greatest achievement. After a brief failed marriage, Melba left her husband and son to move to Paris and embark on a singing career. In 1888, she became the leading soprano at Covent Garden and she made her debut in New York in 1893.

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When an opportunity Knox Who: Sunni Hart (doula), partner Pete Baxter (founder Hope St radio) and kids Fox (6), Dizzy (8 months) Where: Eltham What: Alistair Knox bohemian rental

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The home was originally designed by Australian designer, builder and landscape architect Alistair Knox, who is

Hart reflects on the day they moved in, with baby Dizzy just eight weeks old. “I sat on the lounge room floor among all the boxes to feed him and sobbed with happiness that all I could see were trees around me.” The Eltham retreat is vast (friends live in an additional house in the garden), but Hart says it still possesses enormous “hygge and warmth, with so much beautiful natural light”. The interiors blend the history of the house (including a pool table built in 1890 from fiddleback wood, and bluestone flooring) with Sunni and Pete’s own “happy hodge-podge” of treasured possessions. Hart describes a mutual love of natural materials and bright colours, that create an understated eclectic vibe here. The home is scattered with artworks from friends (including a painting by Gabriel Curtin and a collection of Nell Pearson works), “lucky find” items of furniture, and a “gazillion” plants. Sunni and Pete’s life in Eltham is spent sharing the balcony with bold king parrots, and meandering through the bushy surrounds. Living the dream.

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ikki and Adam Yazxhi know good things take time. The couple purchased their fourbedroom Avalon home in 2002 and restored it over three separate renovations across 14 years. Prior to moving in, the house had served as a rental for close to 20 years and was in need of an overhaul when the couple got the keys. “Every room was painted a different bright and loud colour, remnants of the original carpet remained, storage was a scarce commodity and the kitchen and bathroom were in dire need of major work,” says Nikki, who works alongside Adam at design agency Maxco, while also running her lifestyle publication Bellamumma. The first renovation was cosmetic. “We ripped up carpets, painted and redid the bathroom,” she says.

The second occurred a few years later and included a house extension, reshuffling of bedrooms and the addition of a new kitchen and en suite. The final hurrah resulted in this family’s dream home and was completed in 2016 over three months and one week precisely. The couple and their two sons, Max and Zac, relocated during the renovation process where the “whole house was gutted and the interior rebuilt from scratch”. Their overall intention was to create a “lowmaintenance contemporary home which emphasised elegance, comfort and simplicity”. The couple engaged their friend Nina Maya of Nina Maya Interiors to get the job done and create a space that would accommodate their family with longevity in mind. “Nina knew us really well and together we worked on how to streamline, simplify and create more space using luxury finishes and functional pieces,” Nikki says. In addition to a fresh interior look, the couple prioritised space and storage in the overall design. “We were able to achieve this by utilising bespoke joinery throughout the house, opening up doorways, adding skylights, losing ceiling cornices, incorporating European oak flooring and increasing window sizes,” Nikki says. The result was a brighter home that aligned with the couple’s desire for a “coastal indoor-outdoor living” aesthetic that was polished yet fussfree and felt connected to the beach.

Petaluma House was renovated to create a low-maintenance, contemporary home.

“We love the whole renovation but building in structure, storage and increasing the level of finishes have paid off in spades,” Nikki says of the final result. The couple were also keen to keep the character of the home they purchased and, while the interiors were overhauled, the original facade and blueprint remained intact. “We were randomly visited six months ago by the daughter of the original family who built the house and she was blown away that the house was still standing and still had a sense of familiarity to it all,” Nikki says. As the new custodians, the Yazxhis are finally ready to hang up the renovating dust sheets after 17 years and enjoy their hard work in what’s become an unlikely favourite spot – the butler’s pantry. “It’s the hub of the house,” Nikki says.

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