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Coming of age on the stage

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THEATRE Playwrights Diana Nguyen and Petra Kalive on adapting Alice Pung’s Laurinda

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● LAURINDA \ Southbank Theatre, until September 10. ● mtc.com.au

Based on Alice Pung’s young adult novel, scholarship girl Lucy Lam has to navigate a high school ruled by The Cabinet, a trio of powerful students, and risk tamping down her TeochewVietnamese roots.

Although it is billed as a comedy, writer and comedian Diana Nguyen and director Petra Kalive – who together adapted the book during Melbourne’s COVID lockdowns, often over Zoom meetings – are quick to point out that the bigger issues are far from humorous.

Kalive fell in love with the material and immediately brought Nguyen on board. The timing was perfect since the pandemic had forced Nguyen’s Comedy Festival show to cancel. Kalive found Laurinda “very funny and relatable – a story we can all connect with about coming of age and finding your voice at school”.

Local audiences will be tickled by Laurinda’s Melbourne setting and its references – Chadstone gets a mention, as does the 406 bus. The playwrights are hopeful that their work mends some invisible hurts. They call it a feminist work and are also proud that this is the first MTC mainstage production to feature Vietnamese dialogue. Says Kalive: “We’re playing around with how we traditionally represent and box AsianAustralian actors. I think that’s exciting.”

“What seems to happen very quickly is that a nuanced conversation is often overlooked because people put themselves into camps, where you can say things, and you can’t say things. And it really stops us from getting our teeth into the nitty-gritty of what it is to be Australian, and where these intersections are, and how it’s not – ironically –black and white; that it is so nuanced. “We have the language for it now, but we need to be engaging in sophisticated conversation around this in a way that we haven’t yet.”

O stensibly, MTC’s new play Laurinda is a familiar story of a square-peg teenager trying to fit into a school-sized hole, in danger of losing her identity along the way.

“I remember how I grew up and kind of stayed in my lane,” she says. [Even later,] I was really proud that I was the only Asian in my theatre group. I was celebrating that I was the token ... and I am still struggling. I’m still trying to figure out my identity and where I fit in when I walk into a room: am I Australian-Vietnamese? Vietnamese-Australian?

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While the pair were working on the play, hate directed at Asians was being covered by the media “and that gave the story urgency”. If the subject matter seems full of landmines, Kalive thinks they’re better addressed than avoided. As well as the play’s director, she is the MTC’s associate director and says that the notion of “cancel culture” – whereby someone loses support once they express an unpopular or politically incorrect view –can be more harmful than constructive.

Cast members Ngoc Phan and Gemma Chua-Tran.

“But what I found really impressive about the work was the way Alice manages to write in a really unassuming way about really tricky and complex material. It’s about walking between two worlds –one of privilege and class, and one of a refugee background and lower socio-economic class.”

“I think that’s very relatable for a lot of refugees and migrants who come to Australia – they’re always wondering which hyphen they are first. We’re always assessing where we stand in a room.”

In fact, Nguyen found the novel “triggering” when she first read it, having often felt like she was “other” at school.

“I like writing emotional and raw songs because they touch people, and it’s nice to have that connection.” “I’ll never forget Darren telling me he was going to wear his Ken Done jumper to the auction and have everyone there ask, ‘who is this crazy guy?’” she laughs. They pulled out of the bidding in the middle of the auction after Seltmann had a “gut instinct” that the property was not for them. “That’s when a couple walked up to Darren because they liked his jumper. They told us they owned an apartment and offered to sell it to us privately. It was meant to be and yes, we bought it.”

“You turn up to a writing session with people you’ve never met before and they’re talking to you like you’re their best friend and, from that, you make a full-on emotional piece of music that represents their life and“It’sfeelings.abeautiful thing when it works, but sometimes I didn’t connect as well with people and that can be a little disheartening.

“This new career path felt very hit and miss,” says the singer once known as New Buffalo. “It was quite nerve-wracking, to be honest.

● SALLY SELTMANN \ Northcote Social Club, August 19 & Melbourne Writers Festival, September 10. ● mwf.com.au

New moon rising darkness with her harmonies and introspective lyrics. She discusses female friendships in Please Louise and questions her life direction in Feel the Senses, while Nightbird is downbeat in sound but leans into optimism. “I like writing emotional and raw songs because they touch people, and it’s nice to have that connection through music,” Seltmann says. Early Moon was produced by Darren in their home studio. “I was happy for him to be the producer again,” Seltmann says. “It was more about knowing when to give and take … I learnt how to collaborate better.”

In 2013, she released her debut novel, Lovesome, a story about best friends set in the ’90s. It was also around this time that she was diagnosed with bipolar II disorder. “I became quite unwell and until I was properly diagnosed it was a difficult time for me,” she says. “I had my suspicions I might have had it, but I hope that by saying I do, [I] can help others.” She has fond memories of living in Melbourne for 13 years and recalls a sliding-door moment when looking to buy an apartment in East St Kilda. Sally Seltmann reveals raw emotion with her new album.

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DOMAIN REVIEW 5 W hen the song she co-wrote with Feist, 1234, became a worldwide hit in the late 2000s, Sally Seltmann’s life took some unexpected turns – including a stint living in LA to see if she’d hit more creative jackpots as a co-writer.

The decision to move to Silverlake in Los Angeles was prompted by work opportunities and a chance to live there while close friends were there too. But it was also a time during which Seltmann discovered that, among the excitement of it all, she was prioritising the work of others over her own.

“It got me questioning why I was doing what I do.” These days, Seltmann lives in Sydney, with her husband Darren (The Avalanches) and their 13-yearold daughter Judy, who can belt out Lana Del Ray’s Venice Bitch on the harp, bringing her mother to tears. She returns to Melbourne this week as part of an east coast tour, and again in September for the Melbourne Writers Festival. Her fifth studio album, Early Moon , is everything you’d expect from the singer-songwriter who explores all shades of light and

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“My relationship with Andrew works because we are both very considerate of each other,” McGann says. “Our lives are very social, but we always make time for just the two of us. “A priority for us is to stay connected despite the busyness of work and family life.

Quiet achiever Jo McGann on building a dining empire with chef Andrew McConnell.

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As a teenager growing up in Melbourne’s southeast, McGann loved nothing more than to take her father’s camera outside to photograph the flowers in her mum’s garden. “My photography was always very focused on nature, garden, flowers and botanicals, but it was only a hobby until I went to study photography for two years,” she says. Her eye for detail is ever present in the restaurants too. At Gimlet, the couple worked closely with ACME architect Vince Alafaci and interior designer Caroline Choker to come up with the concept for the city restaurant.

Morning Market is a serenade to the cities the couple have travelled to, but Melbourne is in its DNA – good coffee is a prerequisite, as are fresh-cut flowers, artisan-baked bread and pastries by Baker Bleu, and home-cooked meals-to-go. “We wanted to create a meeting place where everything is bountiful, beautiful, seasonal and changing,” McGann says. “I wanted it to be white, bright and crisp, and the lighting needed to have warmth. “Morning Market is an idea we both came up with; it’s something we had in the background for a while and talked about over the years.”

“One of our kids is vegetarian so we quite often eat with him,” she says. “We also have a fussy eater as well so it means Andrew and I deliver lots of different meals on any given night.”

The couple like to travel for inspiration – a recent trip to Europe included Venice and Barcelona. A trip to Japan is on the cards too. “We love the service and culture in Japan and always feel Zen after being there,” McGann says. “Andrew and I try to hold onto that as long as we can when we return to Melbourne.”

They are a blended family; the pair have a child together, Henry, aged six. McConnell has an 18-year-old son from a former marriage.

“We love the work of Vince and Caroline; they’re great friends. We briefed them and they told us what they had in mind with the design. It was a collaborative approach.”

McGann, who has two children aged 20 and 16 from a previous marriage, says her marriage to McConnell works because they support one another in their creative pursuits.

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McGann is a professional photographer and snaps dishes from each restaurant for social media and marketing – with a 30-second window to get the right shot as the food comes out of the kitchen, hot andShe’ssteaming.McConnell’s confidante and, when you’re in their company, an unspoken understanding between their glances says it all. She’s tuned into what he’s thinking, and vice-versa.

“I’m really proud of the way I’ve co-parented my older children with my ex-partner. We have a positive and respectful relationship, which, I think, has been very good for our kids.”

With a background in hospitality (McGann worked for the Van Haandel Group, which owns restaurants such as Stokehouse in St Kilda and Fatto in the city), it was inevitable she’d find a way to merge her love of food and photography when she metHe’sMcConnell.aroundon shoot days, if only because he also has a clear vision of how he wants things to be. “I know if he’ll like something or not,” McGann says. “Andrew is very intuitive and in control of his emotions and it comes across in all aspects of our relationship – when we’re at work and in our private lives at home.”

When not at Gimlet enjoying her favourite starter of gnocco fritto and margaritas, McGann is at home cooking pasta for the family.

“And while not directly replicating any one particular place, it’s a celebration of our love of the finer details you find there.

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● C ulinary couple Jo McGann and Andrew McConnell wanted to bring Parisian market life to Melbourne. As lockdowns taunted the city in 2020, they opened Morning Market – originally out of their Fitzroy restaurant Marion as the all-important “pivot” many venues made to survive – then as its own entity on Gertrude Street. The popularity of the Fitzroy store and cafe prompted the couple to open another location in Prahran last year. “We wanted to do something that was outside of the restaurant and accessible all day, every day,” McGann says. “It’s an expression of what we do in the restaurants, but more casually delivered.” You wouldn’t be alone if you hadn’t heard of McGann until now – even if you’ve frequented the slew of restaurants headed by McConnell –including Gimlet at Cavendish House, Cumulus Inc. Supernormal and Cutler & Co – under the couple’s Trader House umbrella. She prefers to operate behind the scenes, but as the wife of one of Melbourne’s most celebrated chefs, and having worked closely with him for more than 10 years, she’s more involved in the business than she is keen to take credit for.

“The bones of the building were telling you what it wanted there,” McGann says. “But with Gimlet we wanted to channel everything we love about New York, London and Paris. Those big-city restaurants.

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Leung gave herself plenty of variety in how she approached studying, EDUCATION

St Catherine’s has recently embraced a study strategy called deliberate practice. Students slow down their revision, dividing information into manageable, bitesized pieces, practise, get teacher feedback, review their progress, thenThecontinue.schoolalso encourages study groups and interdependent learning, where students share their skills and knowledge with each other.

“I feel that there’s a misconception about support networks – how, if you approach somebody, they’ll always tell you what you want. But they’re trying to use their own experience to helpTheyou.”former Caulfield Grammar School Wheelers Hill Campus student says pursuing outside interests and studying smarter, not harder, were also strategies that helped her succeed.

Teachers and a top student share their tips for a top ATAR. which stopped her from getting too bored and losing motivation.

W hen Angelina Leung graduated with an ATAR of 99.15 last year, she credited her support network for enabling her to succeed, even if their feedback was not always what she wanted to hear.

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“It’s a cycle of deliberate, purposeful revision … [it] gives students the skills to study [that are] not just about rote learning but thinking,” Lloyd says. “If we encourage them to think deeply, then when they get to that exam, the recall will be less pressurised for them.”

“I’d change my workspaces … if I took myself to a different physical environment, then my mind would adapt to it and I could focus.”

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“From year 10 onwards, I didn’t really have the [thought] that, ‘When I hit the VCE, I’m going to have a really awesome plan on how I’m going to crush it,’” she says. “It was more about trial and error.”

Dividing work into manageable chunks also helped. She says she saw many students fall into the trap of only finishing assessments when they absolutely had to. Leung says even if it wasn’t a huge project, she always found it better to get started early. “Students should try to say to themselves, ‘OK, if this is due Friday, then before Thursday, instead of playing video games or scrolling through social media, I’ll just start,’” she“Yousays.realise that, yes, it might be hard, but because you have more time to digest your work, you’re going to feel much better.” Leung’s VCE success got her into Monash University’s bachelor of engineering (honours)/master’s accelerated pathway, which will see her graduate with both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, in just five years. Finding balance is crucial, says Nizam Abdallah, head of VCE performance at Mentone Grammar. “It’s about setting small goals each week and creating a healthy balance between work, social activities and family life,” Abdallah says. He suggests students make a plan each week, adding activities such as sports training, birthdays and family occasions first, followed by study. “That way, students can readily identify any imbalances in their week between their studies and external commitments.”Whilestriking a balance is tricky, it helps enormously, says Ceri Lloyd, director of teaching and learning at St Catherine’s School. “We do see a strong connection between students who are involved in those hobbies and passions … and success,” Lloyd says. “The study shouldn’t preclude a student from forging success in their interests outside the classroom.”

Abdallah recommends using past examination papers from the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) and using VCAA assessors’ reports to understand the expectations for eachUltimately,question.the common thread –from teachers and students alike is that wellbeing and academic performance are inextricably linked. As Leung says, “If you’re in a learning environment where you feel comfortable in expressing yourself, you’re going to be much more open to process the things that are taught.” FURZE

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“My interest in light has always been an emotional one,” Munro says. “It’s a medium that, for me, is best to express a feeling.”

He says he didn’t seriously pursue light as a medium until later in his career.

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T he artist behind the masterpiece Field of Light, which lights up Uluru National Park, has brought a new exhibition to Melbourne.

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“I always felt art was a very self-indulgent activity,” he says. ART Artist Bruce Munro’s latest exhibition illuminates at Heide.

Field of Light was conceived while on a camping trip to Uluru with his wife Serena in 1992 and took four years to make. The success of that show led him to meet Heide’s curator Kendrah Morgan and artistic director Lesley Harding. From Sunrise Road features a new outdoor work titled Candent Spring, which draws inspiration from Field of Light’s flower-like light-bulb cables.

“I noticed a plastic extrusion that glowed in the window and discovered what made it glow was ultraviolet light,” Munro says. “I located the industrial estate in North Sydney that was importing it and got a bus out there and persuaded the fellow that I wanted to buy what he had and to experiment with it.”

“After my father passed away [in 1999], I realised it was actually a way to express exactly all the things I felt“Thatinside.became a powerful recognition, and I understood I could use it in a positive way. I am not trying to break new ground with light, but I am using it to connect people to themselves and with others and the world we live in.”

From Light: Works from Tate’s Collection at ACMI to Lightscape at the Royal Botanic Gardens, what does Munro think about the increasing presence of light-focused exhibits in Melbourne right now? “Light has become a medium of expression like any other, and it will have its day ... then things will move on,” the artist says.

Munro was born in London and arrived in Sydney in 1984 on a six-month working holiday, but remained for eight years and became an Australian citizen in 1988. It was during this time, as a 24-year-old, and working in illustration in the film industry, that he stumbled across a window installation at the Oswald Sealy decorative and display shop in Sydney.

“American artist James Turrell [who has some works on show at ACMI] is an incredible artist and he creates magic with light – it’s the essence of light that we gauge in his work.

“There are many ways we can exist in the light space; mine is more emotional, and it connects to landscape,” Munro says. He has some advice for emerging artists trying to find their voice.

It was Munro’s literal light-bulb moment as a budding artist, but it would be decades later that he became recognised internationally for it.

There’s another work within this installation, Time and Again, in which abstract clock faces and stainless-steel water lilies prompt us to think about time as a visual concept.

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“Don’t worry if ideas don’t come to you when you want them to because they often don’t. Mine came to me in my 40s, not my 20s as I would have hoped,” Munro says. “But when it does, you’re older, wiser and can really enjoy the process, which is where I am at now.”

● BRUCE MUNRO: FROM SUNRISE ROAD \ Heide Museum of Modern Art until October 16. Tickets are free with museum entry.

“Upside down” sounds like a recipe for chaos, but in the case of this sparkling Studley Park property it’s perfectly in order.Who, in a street directly opposite the park, would not want a view of the park? Walmer Street has residences only on its east side, which means most dwellings would enjoy a blast of green to the west. But this house has the best view of all. Built in 2004 on the Raven Street corner, the design by Williams Boag flips the usual floor plan and puts the main living area on the first floor.

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This room, 10 metres long, opens to a big north-westerly deck from which to gaze at nature’s glory and, at night, peep at the city lights through the trees. The living room has bifold windows for uninterrupted scenery and breeze. Sleek in slim-line bricks with two-storey glazing to the north, the house is a worthy member of west Kew’s creative tradition.Outdoors are three garden zones. At the front is a leafy parterre with a high hedge. To the north, a sunbathed deck encloses a lap pool and spa fully tiled in dark grey mosaic. At the north-easterly rear, a synthetic lawn makes a mini pitch for soccer and netball. All three are accessible from the ground-floor lounge (gas fireplace) and two grey-carpeted double bedrooms (stone en suites with showers). Completing the ground floor are the powder room, laundry, wine store and double garage. Take the timber staircase to the first floor, where the communal area and two further bedrooms bask in sunshine. The living-dining area glows in golden oak below white walls and a polished-concrete open fireplace. Bifolds open the west wall to the park view, and have nautical steel rails to prevent tumbles. Sliders to the north lead to the deck. The kitchen, cool in white stone, has an ILVE range, Miele dishwasher and a butler’s pantry. The first floor’s rear is given to two double bedrooms, one fitted as a study/retreat. The main bedroom has a dressing room with timber cabinetry and a stone en suite with a glass shower and free-standing bath. The property has CCTV security, home automation, hydronic heating and a goods lift.

● ALISON property@domainreview.com.auBARCLAY Agent: Jellis Craig, Campbell Ward 0402 124 939 Price: $6.75 million-$7.25 million Expressions of interest: Close 5pm, August 30 KEW \ 18 WALMER STREET 4 3 Hover2 your camera over the code to see Domain listings in Kew FINAL WORD “IDYLLIC PARK VIEWS AND BEAUTIFUL OUTDOOR SPACES GIVE THIS RESIDENCE A RARE DISTINCTION. TRANSPORT AND VICTORIA GARDENS SHOPPING ARE EASILY WALKABLE.” CAMPBELL WARD – AGENT

This attractive single-level period home has been lovingly maintained since the owner extended and fully renovated it. Original details were retained, such as the double-arched hallway and open fireplaces in each of the bedrooms, which also have built-in wardrobes. A provincial-style kitchen overlooks the living area, with its wall of French doors that lead to a private, decked terrace, complete with auto sun awning, by the garden which also has rear ROW access. “This classic, block\ 24 BOWEN STREET 2 1

Agent: Marshall White, James Tostevin 0417 003 333 Price: $1.55 million-$1.7 million Auction: 10.30am, August 20 fronted, free-standing timber Victorian home offers a fabulous low-maintenance lifestyle, conveniently positioned to prized Glenferrie Road shopping, entertaining and transport options,” says agent James Tostevin. Other highlights include Baltic and brush box timber floors, attic storage with ladder, ducted heating, split cooling and permit parking.

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● JOANNE BROOKFIELD Developed by Sterling Global, and less than a year old, Heyington Toorak features only a dozen apartments spread over four levels and all designed to provide the comfort and features of a traditional house. The building was a finalist in the Urban Developer’s Development of the Year (small scale residential) this year. Designed by Carr Architecture, this 244-square-metre apartment features high ceilings, oversized pivot doors, timber floors, custom joinery and natural stone

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● JOANNE BROOKFIELD Houses such as this are why families long to live in Mont Albert. Who could resist the allure of Queen Anne grandeur, nestled beside a pool and basketball mini-court in the Windsor Park estate? A bonus is proximity to the new Union station, to open next year. On an extended single level, the 1907 house has a side entry leading to front living and dining/study rooms with fireplaces. The contemporary open plan is beautifully in keeping with the MONT ALBERT \ 3 LEOPOLD CRESCENT 5 3 7 Agent: Jellis Craig, Peter Vigano 0407 301 224 Price: $4.4 million-$4.8 million Expressions of interest: Close 2pm, August heritage23yet is light and bright, with French doors leading to the patio, pool and poolhouse with sauna and bathroom. The stone kitchen has Ilve appliances. Four double bedrooms include a main suite with a walk-in wardrobe and marble twin en suite.

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For the more sustainably minded, this townhouse has a 6.6-star energy rating, thanks to reverse cycle heating-cooling, triple-glazed windows and bike storage racks. For those wanting to drop names, award-winning architects Robson Rak created the spacious floor plan with study, central bathroom, powder room and separate laundry, plus a recess to allow for a lift to be added. “The high level of finish and detail of this brand new residence is 2 2

Agent: Kay & Burton, Matt Davis 0412 466 858 Price: $3 million-$3.3 million Expressions of interest: Close 5pm, August 23 second to none,” says agent Matt Davis of the interior design by Pasquale Cook, which includes imported handmade bricks and tiles, bespoke joinery and the latest in high-end kitchen and main suite luxuries. While outside, Lucy Draffin Landscape Design has taken care of the al fresco living in the travertine-paved private courtyard.

Agent: Kay & Burton, Damon Krongold 0418 850 757 Price: $4.395 million Expressions of interest: Close 5pm, August finishes23throughout, with double-glazed sliders opening up the terrace and views. The kitchen, which has a butler’s pantry, is equipped with integrated top-of-the-line appliances, while other luxury touches elsewhere include heated floors and towel rails, zoned heating and cooling, TV intercom system and secure parking for two cars.

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A stunning and meticulous renovation becomes this remarkable c1907 Queen Anne residence, enviably situated within the esteemed Windsor Park Estate on 1,361sqm approx. This first class blend of contemporary and traditional style features a self-contained one bedroom guest house with ensuite, sauna and undercover barbeque area. Soaring ceilings compliment a formal sitting room and a spacious open plan living/dining domain relishing northerly light. A stone island kitchen features sleek ILVE appliances, opening to an alfresco entertaining pergola with swimming pool and children’s basketball court. Comprises a further four bedrooms, home office, above ground spa and four car garage plus off-street parking.

5 a 3 b 7 c 2 d 1 e Inspect As advertised or by appointment Land 1,361 sqm approx. Peter Vigano 0407 301 224 Mark Read 0402 215 841 Balwyn 9810 5000 DOMAIN REVIEW 31

Auction Saturday 20th August at 1pm Inspect As advertised or by appointment Land 1373sqm approx. Richard Winneke 0418 136 858 Rebecca Scanlon 0431 011 811 Sebastian Scanlon 0437 473 755 Hawthorn 9810 5000 5 a 2 b 4 c 4 d 1 g12 Hawthorn Grove Hawthorn Captivating 5 bedroom + study, 2 bathroom c1899 “Mylura” Federation on approx. 1373sqm featuring 5 engaging entertaining zones, retro kitchen (2 Smeg ovens), enticing alfresco pockets, a sensational swimming pool, lush rear garden, 4m approx ceilings, Baltic Pine floorboards, hydronic heating, security, a tandem carport and secure parking. In a landmark streetscape, walk to Glenferrie Road shops, schools and parks. 32 DOMAIN REVIEW

Auction Sat, 27th Aug at 12:00pm Inspect As advertised or by appointment Land 794sqm approx Simon Lord 0407 337 557 Echo Guo 0447 013 562 Hawthorn 9810 5000 4 a 2 b 3 c 3 d 1 e56 Gladstone Street Kew ‘Gladstonville’ - Exquisite 4 bedroom + study, 2.5 bathroom freestanding Victorian on a glorious 794sqm approx. showcasing 3 brilliant entertaining zones, a glorious granite kitchen (Ilve 900mm stove) and a north facing alfresco deck in a park-like rear garden. Impeccably maintaining its early 1900s appeal through high ceilings and original fireplaces, this superb home is tailored with ducted heating, air conditioning, a carport and secure driveway parking. Close to High Street cafes, trams and schools. DOMAIN REVIEW 33

Expressions of Interest Cls Tuesday 6th September at 2pm Land 853 sqm approx. Peter Vigano 0407 301 224 Matt Giulieri 0407 851 206 Hawthorn 9810 5000 5 a 3 b 4 c 3 d 1 e8 Orford Avenue Kew Architect-designed c. 1937 Cape Cod beauty presenting stunning garden surrounds, period details, refined indoor/outdoor spaces and light-filled dimensions within the prestigious Sackville Ward Precinct. This private oasis features elegant formal dining and living, sunlit open-plan lounge, kitchen with premium European appliances, alfresco entertaining, stunning fenced pool/spa, five superb bedrooms, stylish bathrooms, home office, sitting room, freestanding studio and double garage cottage. 34 DOMAIN REVIEW

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