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here they were: small, imperfect, some mottled find amazing-looking apricots that taste like nothing. and spotted, but the sweet perfume that arose The beautiful little fruits that I was delighted to buy from them was unmistakable. were grown in Tasmania, which is now starting to grow I had not seen real apricots like this since I was a more and more real apricots. student, renting a squalid house in North Carlton with It is to our eternal shame that Australia has now the most magnificent apricot tree in the front yard. The become a net importer of fruit and vegetables: This fruit ripened perfectly each year and fell into your hands happened for the first time in 2007-08, according to as you plucked them. The neighbourhood Italians the Australian Bureau of Statistics, when fruit would come with buckets and elaborate stories and vegetable imports soared to $1.5 billion in as to why they should be allowed to take some 2007-08, exceeding exports of $1.33 billion. Good away. I was happy to see the tree stripped For quite some time now, major retailers news: growers bare by autumn. have demanded uniform-looking fruit with a are starting The apricots I found at the market were the long shelf life This is an old story, and one we to get it Moorpark variety, a type so old and revered know all too well – rock-hard tomato, anyone? it is mentioned in Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park But what isn’t widely recognised is the loss of as one of the most flavoursome of its kind, and important agricultural species from Australian was planted by Thomas Jefferson at Monticello. production as a result of narrowing consumer You could once find this sweet, fragrant apricot preference and supermarket rigidity. everywhere: in backyards; in commercial orchards; The gregarious restaurateur and fierce advocate for in greengrocers. That is, until the major food chains the Murray River growers, Stefano de Pieri, is scornful demanded a firm, full-coloured apricot that packed of the lazy consumer attitude that has resulted in easily and had longer shelf life. Imports began to pick up generations of table-grape vines being ripped out of the shortfall in production, which explains why you now the ground throughout the Riverina because we won’t

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eat grapes with pips. The pallid varieties that sell in the major food shops barely compare and, even more importantly, some farming has ceased and significant varieties have been lost because of our unadventurous consumer ways. The good news is that growers are starting to get it, and if they can get enough consumer backing, the major grocery chains might get it too. In an industry situation statement from October last year, the Horticulture Industry Network conceded that with an emphasis in the fresh market on the production of attractive, firm, full-coloured apricots, increased shelf life has been delivered at the retail end, but “the marketplace now recognises that this has compromised eating quality”. And here’s the bit that makes your heart leap: “If the decline in sales that has resulted is to be reversed, techniques and varieties that provide the consumer with a more satisfying eating experience are required.” That means we consumers have seen the light, and recognise that older, irregular, less pretty but more delicious varieties of apricots, and other fruit and vegetables are what we really want. Amid their tears, I can almost hear the Riverina farmers sing. \

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Free rein: Puppeteers Ben McIvor (left), Grant Foulkes and Kailah Cabanas are performing in the Melbourne production of War Horse.

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’m venturing deep into the bowels of Melbourne’s Arts Centre, looking for invisible people. A few minutes ago, I left the packed State Theatre, where a matinee session of War Horse had just finished playing to a diverse crowd of toddlers, teens, parents and grandparents. In the foyer, young children were mimicking the show’s star, trotting about the carpet, whinnying and snorting. Some of the older punters were left sniffling by the show’s emotional climax. All seemed to agree on one thing – the eponymous horse was simply incredible. The most incredible thing about this horse, of course, is that he doesn’t exist. Equine star Joey is instead a large puppet, carried across the stage on the back of three actors. “People have often gone up to the director, firmly believing it’s a real horse,” puppeteer Ben McIvor tells me when I sit down with him and his fellow puppeteers. Certainly there is some kind of magic at work here. On stage, McIvor, Grant Foulkes and Kailah Cabanas move together as if guided by telepathy. Off stage, that telepathy is still intact. The three quickly and easily complete each other’s sentences, seeming to laugh at jokes before they’ve been made. Oddly, not one of them is a trained puppeteer. All come from an acting background and took some convincing to allow a puppet horse to steal their spotlight. “I was not keen,” McIvor says. “I was like, I don’t do puppetry – does the horse talk? No? I’d seen the film and I was like, meh.” All three credit director Finn Caldwell with talking them around by showing them the possibilities puppetry possesses when it comes to wooing an audience. The trick, they say, is to convince a crowd they’ve seen something they know they can’t have. “People ask: ‘How did you get the eyes to move? How does the skin move?’” Cabanas says. “Uh, they don’t.” “That’s when we know we’ve done our job,” Foulkes says. “We really require the audience to go with us, and things like creating the horse’s breath are the invitation from us to say – here you go, we require you to suspend your disbelief and join us on this journey.” Sitting in the stalls, only a few rows back from the stage, I was never in any doubt that Joey was a puppet. Indeed, the puppet’s construction – bright-orange paint and a mechanical framework – makes no attempt to pass itself off as flesh and bone. McIvor and Foulkes (as the horse’s hind and heart), sit inside the bodywork, moving the legs, while Cabanas is up front, leading the puppet forward and controlling the head. For the first 15 minutes, I marvelled at their control over a

massive machine. After that, some strange alchemy occurred. The puppeteers didn’t exactly disappear, but they became more like familiar spirits attending Joey, extending and echoing the horse’s emotions. “We sort of fade away,” Cabanas says. Surely this runs against the attention-seeking instinct that first drives actors onto the stage? “As an actor, you do want people to look at you,” McIvor admits. “People can look at you, but you’re like a channel really,” Cabanas says. “With acting, you’re working hard to include the audience and make them see you. With puppetry, your focus is just on the puppet. I feel like I fade away, because it’s all about Joey.” Yet, despite this, it’s clear all three view Joey as an acting part. They talk about his character with passion and surprising empathy. When McIvor talks about a painful scene for the horse, he flinches in his seat. It must be odd, I suggest, to be sharing a single role between three actors. Do they all agree on how they view Joey’s personality? “At least our version of the character,” McIvor says. “You’ll see a different version of the character with each team. And the actors are starting to notice that. They have a different show every night.” There are four teams responsible for bringing Joey and fellow equine star Topthorn to life. Two teams only work with one horse, while the other “versatile” teams work with both. Cabanas and co are the latter. All three are passionate about the differences between the horses. “Topthorn’s a completely different character,” McIvor insists. Foulkes elaborates. “He’s not playful, he doesn’t like to be touched.” And what makes this team’s version of Joey unique? “Cody [Fern], who plays Albert, has said that our Joey is definitely the cheekiest,” Foulkes says. Cabanas looks slightly guilty. “I love messing around with the soldiers. We tell them, we’re a horse. If we have the opportunity to run off, then we’re going to try to do that. If someone lets go of the reins, we instinctively try to bolt.” So are they ensuring War Horse holds true to that actor’s rule about never working with children or animals? McIvor says it’s the key to the show’s success. “It’s our number one rule. Be a horse.” \ mbartlett@theweeklyreview.com.au we welcome your feedback @

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collective expectations there would have been blood (and maybe coffee) on the street. Some web reviews have been critical of Leon Holdsworth prices and service but St Ali North, or just must be pinching plain North, still managed to surprise and himself. The young, ambitious barista from impress me. It’s a classy set up with oodles of up north, has landed a coveted position attention to detail and staff who seem pleased managing the brew bar under the eye of to be there. 2012 World Brewers Cup Champion To northsiders it was no secret the and St Ali’s head of coffee Matt site bordering Fitzroy North and There is Perger. Holdsworth, who grew up Brunswick East was a blank canvas, also a beard- in Melbourne, spent 18 months but co-owner Salvatore Malatesta trimming at Blackboard Specialty Coffee on had to convince southsider me he service the Gold Coast following a string hadn’t renovated an old library, of barista and bar jobs. He says or post office. “I bought the post working with roaster Josh Russell of boxes on eBay,” he says. The keys to Cup Coffee in Brisbane put him on his these, which will be used for roasted-bean career path. collections, have been snapped up. “With Josh, I learnt a lot about the North opened about eight weeks ago roasting side of coffee and at St Ali I hope to and Malatesta has taken on Jesse Gerner further my education and learn more about (Anada, The Aylesbury) as co-owner and obtaining coffee directly from farms, roasting assembled a crack team of baristas and them and bringing them to the table.” chefs. No, food prices aren’t cheap. But the Coffee choice at St Ali is copious. Ours was menu is creative, filled with choice and my a long black La Delicias from Costa Rica, so “seasoned traveller” salad was a tangle of full of floral sweetness I nursed a jar of beans delicate leaves topped with earthy flavour all the way home. \ contrasts such as figs, roasted hazelnuts, ltolra@theweeklyreview.com.au dollops of lavender curd, herbs and a drizzle of just-sweet honey. To read more reviews There’s a recycling system to turn food www.theweeklyreview.com.au/coffee waste into fertiliser, a roving bike mechanic

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he tenants at the adjacent table have changed several times. First, a quiet family of four; then a discontented pair of couples with an eye for better real estate. Now, two blokes – Mr Big (in size, volume, grating accent) and his enduring smaller companion have taken up residence. We must be slow eaters. They’ve wolfed down identical soup orders and are now in possession of an open ceramic bowl of “sliced fish fillet in hot chilli oil”, at least from my reading of the menu, and a serve of fried rice. With almost the same intensity as Mr Big’s ownership of it, the dish’s aroma is invitingly redolent of chilli, garlic and Szechuan pepper. He loudly informs his companion about the importance of stirring the dish and emulsifying the oil, garlic and chilli. Then he fastidiously pours the broth into his own bowl through the ladle-cum-strainer and selects pieces of the fish, dipping each one into his filtered broth. He later adds a few spoonfuls of rice to the stock and eats that, sans fish. Mr Small nods politely, smiles agreeably and does as he pleases. He serves himself a decent pile of fried rice then spoons a big ladle of broth and flesh from the shared bowl, chillies, garlic and all. We stifle mirth and with a man and tool, sorry tong, quip or two. I reckon the tables at Man Tong, the newest member of the HuTong Dumpling Bar clan, are a wee bit close, for a 200-odd seater anyway. And I think the fish in chilli oil dish would be darn good, however you chose to eat it. Man Tong, which means full house in Chinese, is a polished, Crownesque version of the HuTong Dumpling Bars in Market Lane and Prahran. It’s the brainchild of managing director Jeff Xu, who with chef Yi Bo Wang (ex-Yangtze New World Hotel, Shanghai), has created a selection of Chinese regional cuisine, taking licence here and there. At 6pm on a Sunday we snare the last available table (group bookings only) and turnover is high. The 16-page menu works well around a few simple symbols, a kind of modern replacement for laminated cards. Red chef’s hats signify “house specialty” (some get two) and chillies to indicate spiciness. The wine menu, headed “Does wine go with Chinese cuisine? Absolutely”, follows suit in a kind of defensive response to those with epicurean superiority complexes. Each style of wine is given a description of suitable food accompaniments and a number. The number, in a wine-glass symbol, is appended to corresponding dishes on the food menu. We minimise risk, conscious of the menu warning to be “mindful when dipping in soy sauce or vinegar as it will clash with your wine”, with a Mount Horrocks Watervale Riesling from list number two, the “fresh, light whites” selection. We dutifully follow the symbols with xiao long bao,

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Bean curd with minced Pork

the hot-stock-filled pork dumplings from East China made famous in Melbourne by HuTong, given two hats. They are perfectly presented at just the right “two blows” temperature, but seem to me a slimmed-down version of the originals. Slurp, look ungainly and devour the delicate broth and fine mince within. Pan-fried pork dumplings, with a nod to Shanghai, arrive connected by a crisp pancake. Separating them with chopstick or spoon is the fun. They’ve been fried and steamed and their texture is divine. Peking duck, another signature dish, is deftly served by our waiter, who surprises me with his awkward English. I wonder whether it’s a staged, for authenticity and charm. The roasted poultry is a little dry and bland, but the accompanying sauce and pancakes quickly mask this. It’s one of the least-expensive dishes, and its wine

Oriental intrigue: Diced eye fillets in tea flavour. (Darrian TraYnOr)

matches are numbers five and eight (medium-sweet white and medium-spicy red) but the Szechuan bean curd with minced pork – ma po tofu, or grandma’s bean curd – is at the outer edge of my heat tolerance and fabulous with my delicate wine. The velvety cubes of bean curd bob in an open bowl of broth, rafts atop a sea of chilli and crumbled, flavoursome meat. Fujian diced eye fillets in tea flavour arrive dark and difficult to photograph, in a tangle of crisply fried oolong tea leaves. It’s an intriguing dish, but could have had more of the excellent pepper-coated meat and fewer of the crisp, dry leaves. But I don’t want to sound like a tong. \ ltolra@theweeklyreview.com.au to read more reviews

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Over the skywalk and through the casino’s labyrinth, Man Tong Kitchen is tucked into the West End of Crown like a shrine, where gamblers, moviegoers and shoppers can pause to worship the dumpling and its cousins. Bedecked in red and gold, with gigantic custom-made lanterns, oversized timber beams and glossy ruby columns, Man Tong is the most formal of its HuTong stablemates, although it’s on Crown’s casual dining list. Circles are omnipresent – in carved screens that divide spaces, the shape of doors to private dining rooms, the timber lacework lining the ceiling and a series of casino-facing cathedral-like windows. \

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“In European gustatory terms, wine is the sweet and hen I mentioned to a few people in the office that I was talking to the chef and sommelier the sour in the glass and the savoury’s on the plate. Eastern food turns that on its head – a lot of the time of Melbourne’s hottest Thai restaurant, Chin Chin, about matching wine with spicy food, they the sweet and sour is on the plate, so you’re really looking at texture and structure, just as much as you’re all got a crazed look and demanded that I report back post-haste. Chin Chin does that to people. looking at flavour. “Remember that the wine’s not supposed to be the Unlocking the mystery to matching drinks with spicy Asian food is the subject of Solving the Eternal main voice on the table, it should be secondary.” Good textural wines to match include off-dry Chilli Dilemma, a Melbourne Food and Wine Festival masterclass hosted by chef Benjamin Cooper and riesling, which doesn’t tend to fight with food and has a hint of sweetness that gets balanced out sommelier and winemaker Neil Prentice. The key, according to Prentice, is to match by vibrant acid. Pinot gris, with its voluptuous Match hot, spicy food with either tannins or texture. hot, spicy food texture and subtle apple and pear notes “If you go to any restaurant in Bangkok, the works well too. with either “Pinot noir tends not to fight with spice too locals are going to be drinking beer and black tannins or tea. In essence, it’s all about tannin and bitter,” much. It’s a wine that’s really about texture, texture too,” says Prentice. says Prentice. Beer, Prentice notes, isn’t always suited to As for sweet dishes, Prentice says sweet whites, such as moscato and cane-cut sticky wines, rather our weather: “Really nice, interesting beer, is good – when it’s in a humid, hot Thai setting. Even a light than sweeter botrytis styles, work best. \ bthomas@theweeklyreview.com.au beer, such as Chang or Singha, can be too much in cold weather such as our winter.” » Solving the Eternal Chilli Dilemma is on With variety being the spice of life, plus Melbourne’s March 9 at 3.45pm at the Langham, Southgate. fickle climate, wine is often a better match. Prentice says www.melbournefoodandwine.com.au textural wines work best and the classic European food and wine matches hold true as a rule of thumb when online » choosing a wine to drink with spicy flavours. Chef Benjamin Cooper’s favourite matches “I try to head towards classic European matches – seafood and riesling, pinot gris and pork, duck and pinot noir,” he says.

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Top marks for drinkability go to this rosé blend of grenache, cinsault and syrah from Provence – on a hot day at a barbecue, this would be gone in a flash. It smells of strawberries and cream, spice, green herbs and orange zest; characters that are reflected on the palate. It’s smooth and creamy in texture, with zippy acidity that’s a good foil for a degree of sweetness on the full mid-palate. Magnums (1500ml bottles) of this have been imported this year, which are great for a gathering of friends and family. Food match \ Massaman curry

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This white sparkling is made from 100 per cent pinot noir – hence the name. There’s a few Champagnes that you can find around the traps for about the same price, but none I’ve tried have the complexity and depth of flavour of this. Bright aromas of strawberry, raspberry and cherry are layered with doughy biscuits and spice. Five years on yeast lees have added an extra dimension to the red berry flavours here. Silky smooth, and with a fine mousse, this has a seamless – and super – acid structure plus a long, dry finish. Food match \ Oysters with nam jim talay

Holly’s Garden Pinot Gris 2012

(Cotes de Provence, France) $22; 14% ★★★★ TEXTURAL

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(Yarra Valley) $38; 13.5% ★★★★★

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I always look forward to opening Holly’s Garden pinot gris – it always seems to get the balance between opulence and structure just right. There’s a lot going on here, with gorgeous aromas of golden delicious apple, pear, spice, orange blossom and rosewater. Smooth and textural, with a similar array of rich flavours that are balanced by a bright line of chalky grapefruit acid, it’s simply a delight. Its long finish includes notes of citrus pith that adds complexity. Food match \ Shredded barbecue duck and lychee salad

Pewsey Vale Riesling 2012

(Eden Valley) $22.95; 12.5% ★★★★ ½ Just a smell of this wine will take you back to your grandmother’s trousseau, with lily of the valley and talcum powder aromas that mix nicely with citrus and tropical fruit notes that carry on to the bright, intense palate. Structured, smooth and grippy, this starts out soft and rounded on the tongue, before building up power to an intense citrus, quince and green-apple finish. Last year was an excellent riesling vintage and this can be found cheap at the chains, too. Food match \ Jungle curry

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ndrew Walsh is a man excited about dishwashing foam. The creative director of Melbourne’s inaugural White Night festival is enthusing about one of his favourite events from a packed program; French artist Michel Blazy has been asked to create a temporary sculpture in the heart of the NGV. Built from scaffolding, buckets and the aforementioned foam, it doesn’t sound like an obvious highlight. “It’s funny,” Walsh admits, “Nobody seems impressed when you say to them, there’s this French artist who puts tubs full of foam on scaffolding, then leaves them there all night. But when you see it, it is completely hypnotic.” Blazy’s sculpture Bouquet Final 2 was first installed at a Nuit Blanche in Paris – where the first White Night festival was held a decade ago. Since then, similar festivals have popped up in Rome, Tel Aviv, Leeds, Montreal and a handful of other cities. Walsh says he’s delighted Melbourne is joining this esteemed club, not least because it will give Australian artists the chance to rub shoulders with their international comrades. It also gives Melburnians the chance to see their city in a new light. As well as offering more traditional exhibitions and performances, White Night aims to transform the cityscape itself. From 7pm Saturday to 7am Sunday, lasers and water fountains will summon mysterious creatures from the depths of the Yarra, Flinders Street buildings will be dressed in electric colours, and laneways will be awash with projections, illustrations and animated maps. “Visitors will see a Melbourne ... that is capable of hosting unusual cultural happenings and a place of great joy. It’s not an exercise in civic or national pride, but it’ll be great to be able to walk around your city and go, ‘Hey, that’s fantastic, I didn’t think I’d enjoy hanging around here at three o’clock in the morning’.” The success of last year’s all-night session at the NGV demonstrated a willingness for audiences to venture out in the silly hours, he says. “That completely confirmed that there is an appetite for the unusual, and there is an appetite for the arts at a very broad level. Only in Melbourne would you walk down St Kilda Road and From The Deep, a laser look at this enormous queue at 3am and there in the light show on the yarra. queue is Cate Blanchett.” (SuppliEd CouRTESy oRAClE It might help that this is a festival the city itself ATTRACTioNS) has created, with most acts and artists recruited through an open admissions policy. “A lot of other festivals are completely curated and are a singular vision. This is very much an event that is drawn from the fabric of Melbourne, it’s made by the people.” Felix Riebl is more accustomed to performing on stage than working in the wings, but the Cat Empire frontman says an offer to curate the White Night’s musical thread was too good to refuse. “An all-night festival rang true – the band’s early history involved a lot of sleepless nights.” The Cat Empire began their career in Melbourne laneways and jazz clubs and Riebl likes the idea of opening that hidden world to a larger audience. He says he tried to recruit a diverse range of acts Michel Blazy’s to reflect Melbourne’s vibrant scene. Bouquet Final There are three main stages – one 2, 2012, at Flinders Street Station, one in installation view. Degraves Street and a “rolling” stage (EvA ClouARd, on St Kilda Road – and they will be CouRTESy hosting girl groups, jazz, soul, pop, ART:CoNCEpT, pARiS) rock, world beats and, of course, The Cat Empire themselves. “It was just a case of [which bands] would provide the right kind of magic for the night.” \ mbartlett@theweeklyreview.com.au

» White Night Melbourne runs from Saturday February 23, 7pm to Sunday February 24, 7am. The majority of events are free. » whitenightmelbourne.com.au 14 The weekly review \ february 20, 2013

FestivAl \ White Night’s creative and music directors enthuse about submarine monsters, eclectic sounds and, uh, dishwashing foam, writes MYKE BARTLETT

all white on the night Andrew Walsh (at right), creative director of Melbourne’s White Night, and Felix Riebl, frontman for The Cat Empire and music director of the festival. (ShANNoN MoRRiS)


> Film White Night’s film selections are all about uncovering lost things and hidden places. Behind The Clock peers into derelict rooms within Flinders Street Station and Covering reveals problems faced by African Australians as a result of their cultural dress. Even more revealing is ACMI’s The Secret History of Everything. This 90-minute collection of forgotten public-information films unearths society’s attitudes to crucial issues: skateboarding, nuclear explosions and undercover communists. Richard Sowada, ACMI’s head of film programs, says the presentation is the culmination of a life-long passion. “I’ve got a special place in my heart for information and education films. There are so many moments where you think – did I really just hear that? Is that how our parents were brought up?” Among other things, the films expose society’s changing relationship with its youth. “The films really centre on adults talking to teenagers: ‘Do the right thing or you’ll catch a disease, you’ll get injured, you’ll go to jail or you’ll end up with a bad husband’.” But it isn’t just hilarious wrongness that makes the program appealing. “None of these films is shonkily made. The content might be a little bit dubious but their quality and nature is really fascinating. They really reflect the past in a way you don’t see very often – these are real places, real people. There’s no heightened Hollywoodness.” While many of the films are drawn from ACMI’s archives, a fair number belong to Sowada’s personal collection. Some, he admits, were acquired by suspect means. “There’s one in there called Personal Hygiene For Boys, which is a film I’ve built my career on. I’ll admit it right now – I stole this film from a library because I just couldn’t let it go. It was the very first film that I ever owned and I showed it a lot, at comedy nights, parties. It’s got such a funny interplay between a lazy kid and a really authoritarian adult, who sounds like he’s working for the CIA, explaining that if he takes care of his hair, washes between his toes and makes sure his bum’s clean that he might actually be popular at school.” The delivery and preoccupations might seem dated, but Sowada feels there are still lessons to be learnt. “Some people might think we should have taken a more serious approach for White Night, but there is some really strong social commentary running through these. You’re left wondering if things have really changed that much.” \ Myke Bartlett » The Secret History of Everything, River Terrace, Federation Square, 7pm to 7am

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If The Ronettes were jamming on a subway train bound for Rockaway Beach with The Ramones, they’d probably sound something like The Rebelles. This 15-piece Melbourne outfit – which formed in St Kilda and plays around town and the Community Cup – show off their hankering for ’60s Motown as much as they do ’70s punk. For some jazz-soaked debauchery, consider the Royal Jelly Dixieband – who plays a mix of vintage pop and traditional jazz in their quest to reinvent the wheel. There’s dirge-coated blues, plenty of Dixie charm and lots of old-school ramblings. Melbourne’s Eagle and the Worm manage to fit nine members on stage when they spin pop with ’60s-inspired vocal harmonies and a horn section to flesh out their revivalist sound. They’re nostalgic in their pursuit of all roads lead to Abbey Road Studios (think the Beatles) and the curly sounds of The Beach Boys in California. The Eagle and Worm’s debut album Good Times – which was released a few years ago, saw them tour the country and overseas and collaborate with artist such as Big Freedia and Milwaukee MC Juiceboxxx. \ Jane Rocca » World’s End Press play February 24, 12.45am -1.30am » The Rebelles play February 23, 10.1010.40pm at Flinders Street Station. » The Royal Jelly Dixieland Band play Rolling Stage, Princess Bridge, February 23, 7pm-7am. » Eagle and the Worm play February 23, 5.10am-5.50am.

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Sometimes it’s the tiniest things that bring us joy. A child flying a kite, a floating hot-air balloon, a kaleidoscope, confetti, a hug, a letter, a bouquet of roses – these small, modest delights appeal to our senses, and our heart. With the desire to capture people’s imagination, street artist aMoment continuously hides treasures throughout the city, hoping that passersby will pause, contemplate and take a moment to reflect. “I came up with the concept from own personal experience of working in a nine-to-five job,” aMoment says. “It just felt busy and fast all the time and it resulted in a couple of bad decisions being made. I just realised that the space for reflection and big-picture thinking could sometimes be neglected, and I really wanted to comment on it.” Keeping her identity anonymous, the first guerrilla project aMoment launched involved dispersing 100 teacups filled with forget me nots. Attached to the handle was a tag with a poem, and the website details. “We had no idea how it was going to turn out and it was really surprising how people responded,” explains aMoment. “We had put them in places of accessibility and I guess they sort of captured people’s curiosity ... What was really lovely is that people took the teacups to their offices and board rooms, sharing them with their work colleagues.” Since its inception, aMoment has launched six drops, which have included miniature hammocks, teacups filled with rosemary, and dozens of golden picture frames. Collaborating with sculptor Kathy Holowko, Drop 6 is aMoment’s latest offering. Built on the back of a trailer, the artistic pair have created a surrealist-looking caravan with gigantic blue wings attached to each side. Using the metaphor of a bowerbird, aMoment has sourced objects from all over and brought them back to her nest to create an interactive art installation. Encouraging people to enter, one and at time, the piece asks the participant to put on a pair of headphones and immerse themselves in her poetic, magical world. “This project is about creating a little world where people can go inside and escape. It’s a beautiful journey and the idea is that people will come out and think about the future and what it’s going to look like in 20 years’ time.” \ Francesca Carter » aMoment – Art Installation, February 23, 7pm-7am. Flinders Street. Free

> theatre Born out of the experience of living in a small flat in London, Pigeonhole the Collaboragents is a theatrical piece that explores how humans relate and adapt to urban living spaces. Created by Jodee Mundy and Sam Davison, the half-hour show is a blend of physical performance, puppetry and soundscape. Performed on Flinders Street, the temporary theatre installation by Jonathan Oxlade is designed to replicate two apartments. In what’s essentially two small boxes stacked on top of each other, the spaces are filled with all sorts of miniature domestic products – washing machines, table settings, pots of flowers, computers, a fridge. With amazing flexibility and a knack for absurdist comedy, the performers, Mundy and Dan Goronszy, act out their home life – they cook, bicker over noise, play music, do the gardening, do yoga, answer phone calls, take a shower. And they manage to do this all in an area no taller that one metre. “The performance is all about modern life, and how human beings are now living in spaces smaller then ever before,” says Mundy. “The density of our population has increased, and how we cohabit and negotiate the space that is supplied is really interesting.” The collaboration all began when Mundy and Davison met at the École de Mime Corporel Dramatique, a theatre school in London. After spending a couple of years studying and working together, the pair returned home and were involved in a site-specific piece presented by BlueBottle and Footscray Community Arts Centre.

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Maybe it’s the way they fuse synths with dance that’s got people hooked, or perhaps it’s their obsession with ’80s-inspired house pop. Whatever the formula, Melbourne’s World’s End Press is all about positive dance grooves. Their album Second Day Uptown was produced by the talented Dan Whitford (aka Cut Copy) – which, in turn, spearheaded interest in this four-piece for its disco-savvy programming.

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“The aim was to create a performance in that specific space,” says Mundy. “And we just saw these two shelves and went for them. Sam sat on the bottom, and I sat on the top, and that was literally how it all began.” Since then, Pigeonhole has evolved into a theatrically engaging street installation that is a completely independent approach to theatre. Through their convincing physicality and skill, random audience members are immediately seduced by this whimsical, cartoon-like world. “What’s great about this piece is that people are able to see it in the street, and be able to understand and enjoy it. They are able to talk about their home life and think about their own situations.” \ Francesca Carter » Pigeonhole the Collaboragents, Saturday February 23, 7pm-7am. Flinders Street. Free february 20, 2013 \ The weekly review 15


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t is the middle of February; the year is well under way. The hustle, bustle and indulgence of the holidays is over and we are finally settling into the daily grind. You should now have some time for yourself and if you find your skin looking dull and lacking lustre, it is time for you to reboot and recharge it. The biggest mistake most people make is to over-treat and indulge their skin. Skin care should be easy, practical and results-oriented. It is not about price tags or convoluted steps and unheard-of ingredients that claim to be miraculous without legitimate independent testing. The basics are simple – proper and thorough cleansing, sun protection, moisturising and feeding thirsty skin.

Prevention is better than cure; have annual skin check-ups to keep an eye on how your skin is behaving. But this is not enough. You should also follow a proper balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. You cannot change your genetic composition, and by knowing how your skin reacts you will be able to maintain its general health. Over the years, my mantra has never changed. Less is certainly more, and quality over quantity is the way to go. \

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Preparation is everything for a fine finish \ So stick to weekly exfoliation to refresh your skin and help creams and serums to work better. I am keen on two sets from Philosophy that mimic salon treatments at home. The Microdelivery Peel ($95) is a combination of vitamin C peptide crystals and lactic/salicylic acid and the Microdelivery Triple-Acid Brightening Peel ($95) contains 12 individual pads saturated with mandelic acid, which is an alpha hydroxy acid.

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Buy yourself a super serum \ Lancôme had an extraordinary 2012 with the launch of the multi award-winning Visionnaire. This year it has gone one better by suggesting and proving that two is better than one. Go full blast by using Lancôme Génifique Youth Activator (30ml, $88) and Visionnaire (30ml, $92). You will be simply astounded by the results.

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urviving in menswear is difficult business; generally blokes don’t shop as often or buy as much as women and they’re less likely to embrace the flamboyant nature of the fashion world. But there’s a family-run business that wants to change the way men relate to their wardrobe. Enter the chic new addition to Melbourne’s retail sector – Pierucci Men’s Outfitter. It models its business on all that’s old school – the days when menswear shops were a one-stop spot where you could be dressed from head to toe (you can count on your hand how many of these places exist today). Starting out in Perth, the Pierucci brand now comes with a shopfront that is handsomely curated with local and overseas labels and stocks its own brand of suits. “Independent and family-owned businesses are nowhere near as common as they used to be, particularly in this industry, which is a shame. It’s something we’re proud of,” says manager and third-generation family owner Chris Pierucci. “That comes with challenges, but we’re fortunate to have this independence that allows us to do things our own way.” Pierucci tries to recapture an old gentleman’s shop policy by matching outfits for its customers. Let’s face it this is often where retail fails. “We felt there was perhaps a bit of a gap in specifically what it is we’re offering,” says Pierucci. “There isn’t much for guys in menswear retail that isn’t a giant chain, where you can get specialised service. Melbourne was the obvious choice because of the large population, and I think a lot of guys here take pride in their appearance and are savvy with what we’re trying to do and the kind of brands we’re stocking.” Pierucci plans to launch knitwear made locally in Brunswick (be patient, it’s coming). It’s also where you’ll find pieces by Rag & Bone, Japan’s Nanamica, Mt Rainier, Baracuta and Fracap, among others. “Essentially we buy what we like to wear ourselves. We look for well-made quality goods and a certain level of timelessness in regards to design,” says Pierucci. Pierucci embraces bolder colours in shirting (it makes its own too), offers conventional and modern suit styles that appeal to a broad client base and you might just find something a little different from street wear to smart chic here. The brand started in the 1950s under the guidance of Tulio Pierucci, a quality tailor who specialised in suits. Later, his son Robert and grandson Chris got on board to take over the family business. “I think it’s probably important to have more than just the one voice when it comes to decision-making,” says Chris of working with his father. “We’ve certainly both taught each other a lot.” \ jrocca@theweeklyreview.com.au

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Under the radar \ Myke bartlett reviews the latest tv MR AND MRS MURDER \ Channel Ten, Wednesday February 20, 8.30pm » ten.com.au/tvshows/mrandmrsmurder.htm

festival BETWEEN THE BAYS \ Moorooduc, Saturday February 23 » www.betweenthebays.com Mornington Peninsula’s best music festival kicks off this Saturday, offering the very best in Australian music, food and – perhaps most importantly – wine and beer. Since 2006, the Between the Bays festival has raised money for the local Penbank School and, through it, for the Wugularr Community School in the Northern Territory. It’s a family-friendly day, with mazes, rides and activities to distract the kids. This year’s acts include Tim Finn, James Reyne and the Hoodoo Gurus. The Gurus (above) remain one of the country’s best live bands, with a superb (yet often overlooked) back catalogue of pop songs. \

Channel Ten’s first big Australian drama of the year arrives with more of a pleasant ripple than a splash. Mr and Mrs Murder is a vaguely offbeat, vaguely comical mystery series in which Shaun Micallef and Kat Stewart play a married couple whose job cleaning crime scenes supports a sideline career as amateur sleuths. It’s always tricky to find a convincing reason to involve non-detectives in murder mysteries, but the first episode doesn’t even try. Investigating is just what our heroes do, by virtue of being the heroes. The other characters seem to acknowledge this and cough up confessions without much complaint. However, we’re left feeling we’ve missed some crucial part of the drama – Mr and Mrs Murder’s first case – that would have made sense of the series’ premise. We can Still, Stewart and Micallef make a almost forgive charming, likeable couple, having fun with the show’s daft the script’s snappy banter. Indeed, they’re so likeable that we can almost forgive the jumps in show’s daft jumps in logic, improbable logic situations and uneven tone. \

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film AMOUR \ Opens February 21 this harrowing, strangely beautiful French drama is, at its heart, a romance. But unlike other romances, which concern themselves with the start of love, Amour focuses on its end. When octogenarian anna has a stroke, her husband georges is uneasily transformed into her care giver. caring becomes even harder as it becomes clear anne is quickly disappearing, a series of further attacks rendering her mute and insensible. For an intimate piece (the action is largely confined to a Paris flat), director Michael haneke’s film feels oddly spacious. each scene feels drawn out, as if highlighting the silence and the emptiness as georges finds himself increasingly alone. haneke evokes a life that lasts too long, allowing us to feel every cold minute and hour of anne’s absence. Yet, paradoxically, the bond between the pair tightens as anne drifts away. as she becomes more dependant on georges, he becomes more dependent on her, shunning attempts by others to intervene, until nothing matters but the two of them. as georges, Jean-Louis trintignant is hypnotic. his dignity and slow determination mean that we can’t help but watch him, waiting for some symptom of despair or collapse. Fuelled by quiet, intense passion, Amour is a profoundly moving film. \

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It’s been a patchy few years for British guitar bands. The spotlight has been hogged by folkish types, such as the extraordinary Laura Marling, the very ordinary Mumford & Sons and the extraordinarily boring Ed Sheeran. This week sees British rock shoulder its way back on stage. Scottish group Frightened Rabbit is pretty much everything we once expected from British indie. Fuelled by the angst and the heartbreak of a shy white male, their songs have always been slightly shambolic, delivered in a fragile, heartfelt manner. It wouldn’t be entirely unkind to describe them as an edgier Snow Patrol. Certainly, there’s a similar grandeur to the melancholy of new album Pedestrian Verse. Indeed, the band have never sounded more confident. For the first time, the production is strong enough to match the passions on show. Even better is Holy Fire, the third album from Oxford group Foals (above). It’s a record that reeks of ambition. From the instrumental, vaguely prog-ish Prelude (with its spidery Cure-esque guitars) to the soaring electro-rock of Milk & Black Spiders, this is music built to echo around stadiums. Inhaler is an extraordinary slab of metal-funk, the sort of song likely to turn a festival crowd into a pulsating mass of mosh. Even the more reflective songs buzz with energy – Bad Habit bubbling and twisting from quiet splendour to epic, U2-style choruses. Expect to hear a lot more from this group. \

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Listening \ My Bloody Valentine. The ’90s noisesmiths return with a surprise new album after a 22-year break. And it’s even better than we might have hoped! Watching \ Mad as Hell (ABC1). There’s no escaping Micallef this Wednesday. The first series of this topical show was distinctly patchy, but we’re not giving up. We need a show like this. revisiting \ The Sweeney. Forget the abominable remake, the original ’70s series is now out on DVD. It’s still sweaty, shouty fun with lots of car chases and possibly the best theme tune ever.

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round the country, book clubs have been gathering for their first meetings of the new year. Our advice: jot down your members’ suggestions, read magazine and newspaper reviews, ask your local bookseller for some recommendations, and remain nimble so that when a new title starts racing up the charts, you can immediately include it on your 2013 list. We also recommend clubbers plough through last year’s bestseller lists (usually published in November and December and available online) and then focus on novels that have discussion potential. Here are a few suggestions based on those 2012 lists, while next week we will look at what’s coming up in 2013 and highlight a few book club candidates. For local fiction recommendations, try the Australian Independent Bookseller Awards shortlist, announced two weeks ago. Those nominated in the fiction category (the winner will be revealed in March) would spice up any 2013 reading list and include: Nine Days by Toni Jordan; Lost Voices by Christopher Koch; Questions of Travel by Michelle de Kretser; and The Mountain by Drusilla Modjeska. The Goodreads Choice Awards Best Fiction award, meanwhile, was won by J.K. Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy – one of our favourite novels for the year. (See www.goodreads.com/blog/

show/399-the-winners-of-the-2012-goodreadschoice-awards for other winners). The Guardian’s deputy literary editor, Justine Jordan, declared Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize-winner Bring up the Bodies as her No.1 fiction choice for 2012. Sydney Morning Herald books editor Susan Wyndham agreed, and also the New York Times, which stated in its review last November that, “Mantel makes the seemingly worn-out story of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn newly fascinating and suspenseful�. Publishers Weekly magazine’s editors crowned Chris Ware’s Building Stories its best fiction for the year. We suspect the book’s inventive and brave format played a part. It is described as “14 individually bound books, ranging from gorgeous hardbacks to thin pamphlets, housed in an oversized box. Read in any order, all the tales within follow the tenants of the same apartment building, including an elderly landlady, a spiteful married couple and a lonely female amputee. With his trademark obsessive precision, Ware presents the grind and folly of everyday life in the most exhilarating fashion.� The suggestion has us hooked. Meanwhile slate.com went for Martin Amis’ Lionel Asbo, while ABC radio presenter Louise Maher nominated Australian surfer story The Life by Malcolm Knox as her favourite. \ cperkin@theweeklyreview.com.au

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TEN THINGS I’VE LEARNT ABOUT LOVE by Sarah Butler » $29.99 (Macmillan)

JOYFUL STRAINS: MAKING AUSTRALIA HOME edited by Kent MacCarter and Ali Lemer » $24.95 (Affirm Press)

Normally we would steer clear of a book with a title like this. And the term “debut novel” also tends to make us a bit nervous about the journey ahead. But this family drama/personal journey works on many levels. Three sisters return to their London home as their ailing widowed father moves towards the end of his life. The father, Daniel, meanwhile, wanders aimlessly through the city in a muddled search for the daughter he has never met. A gentle story about love, loss and the need to belong. \

(nominated by The Huffington Post)

ARCADIA by Lauren Groff

(The Washington Post)

THE YIPS by Nicola Barker TOBY’S ROOM by Pat Barker SAN MIGUEL by T.C. Boyle

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(The Financial Times’ top three fiction reads)

CANADA by Richard Ford

BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO THIRST by Anne Holt » $29.99 (Atlantic Books)

JACK OF DIAMONDS by Bryce Courtenay

Detective Hanne Wilhelmsen is called out to a grisly murder scene: an abandoned shed on Oslo’s outskirts that is splattered with blood. No body, no murder weapon, but an eight-digit number has been scribbled on the wall. What does the number represent and can Wilhelmsen and her colleagues juggle the unexpected Norwegian heatwave with a spike in bizzare crimes? Former journalist and lawyer Anne Holt – described by Jo Nesbo as “the godmother of modern Norwegian crime fiction” – returns with a gripping second instalment in her Wilhelmsen series. \

LOST VOICES by Christopher Koch

(Vogue Australia’s best Australian fiction)

FORECAST: TURBULENCE by Janette Turner Hospital

(Stephen Romei, blogger and The Australian’s books editor).

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(Charlotte Moore, The Spectator)

(Nielsen BookScan’s best-performing Australian novel)

Strategically released on the eve of Australia Day, this paperback collection of autobiographical pieces features 27 local writers who express their expatriation to Australia. The good, the bad, the ugly and the occasionally very funny is recalled by some of our finest wordsmiths, including Cambodian-born Alice Pung; journalist Paola Totaro, who was born in Italy; Malla Nunn of Swaziland; and Mark Dapin (Britain). The Weekend Australian’s critic Geordie Williamson said: “The literary quality of the individual chapters is uniformly high.” \

food WHERE CHEFS EAT: A GUIDE TO CHEFS’ FAVOURITE RESTAURANTS edited by Joe Warwick » $24.95 (Phaidon) The sheer weight of this affordable little hardcover will deter you from throwing it in your suitcase on your next international trip. But that’s not to diminish its contribution to our dining-out experience. This is one of the most informative and inspiring travel guides we’ve seen in a long time and we suggest you take notes before leaving. The book is divided into continents then countries, the list of great eating places – recommended by internationally renowned chefs – with where, how to find, prices etc included as well as short summaries. \

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bout 2am one morning recently, when the moon was full and Melbourne’s CBD embodied all the suspense and tension of the Twilight movie sagas, I found myself in a lane off Little Collins Street, immediately behind the Golden Tower Restaurant on Swanston Street. I don’t mean I found myself in the Doctor Phil sense, if you know what I’m saying. It’s not like I had an epiphany in a laneway behind an all-night diner; I just happened to be there. A gust of wind sent fragments of torn takeaway paper bags floating down the gutter as I got blown towards a late-night rendezvous with a friend. My friend is a fractured writer who views the world through the dandruff-littered lenses of his glasses. Everything about him is dark and speckled – eyes, hair, trousers, teeth – but mostly it’s his attitude that’s even darker than the pre-election tunnel we’ll soon be entering. He’s hopelessly besotted with a gorgeous young dental hygienist who doesn’t know he exists. And because I’m famous for being stimulated by rejection, he wanted to meet and talk and possibly find comfort in sharing stories of unrequited romance. If Paris is the city of lovers, then Melbourne is the city of lovers in limbo. And where better to revel in love’s painful giddiness than in one of our late-night eateries? We came to the conclusion that romance was more complex than Japanese haiku poetry – which, as you well know, is rhythmic verse using 17 syllables – but less confusing than love. And then we ordered thick toasted white-bread Vegemite sandwiches to celebrate all things uncomplicated. Oh … and I also ordered a

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souvlaki. I figured the protein would help absorb his inevitable tears. The Golden Tower grooves to a tune orchestrated long before franchise coffee and plastic stirrers existed; it’s one of a few remaining independently owned family restaurants. I can’t remember a time when this red-vinyland-jukebox booth café wasn’t there. Years before I slid my first slice of sashimi past my lips or sipped on a fragrant chai, I’d sit in The Golden Tower munching on dim sims or a juicy sizzling burger. What I continue to enjoy about this Melbourne landmark (it’s been here for more than 60 years) is not only the fresh food and the convenient location slap-dab in the middle of Swanston Street but also the fact that its authentic ambience rejects the pretensions of the other establishments and buildings around it. It’s amusing to consider how many thousands of dollars large corporations spend on market research in order to create a convincing and authentic brand image; they should spend a few hours here instead. The Golden Tower doesn’t serve any agenda, it needs no reassurance, it is what it is – a place to eat simple straightforward food any time, day or night, at a reasonable price. Whether you’re an insomniac and arrive in darkness, or a teenager on school holidays negotiating the CBD alone for the first time, the red glow of the cosy interior, the ziggurat-like stack of potato cakes and the friendly staff all combine to make you feel safe and welcome. Even the drunk who shuffled in while we were there was asked to leave politely – and he did! \ boomboom@rachelberger.com

It’s midnight. A man wearing a top hat and shorts is walking along Lonsdale Street talking to himself and kicking an imaginary ball. I’m in Stalactites, alone, sitting under one of its dangling namesakes, hoping he’s not going to come in and sit at my table because there are no other tables available. Open 24 hours, seven days a week, this place is always crazy busy, mostly with loyal patrons in a feeding frenzy of fresh gyros, souvlaki and mixed dips. Stalactites, owned by Nondas and Maria Konstandakopoulos, has been trading since 1978 and I’ve been cajoling interstate friends here for almost as long by offering to take the blame for their oily sins by ordering and savouring everything from the traditional Greek menu. \

Supper Inn

Thread your way through Chinatown to Celestial Avenue and then gingerly walk up the stairs to this Melbourne institution and you’re in a swirl of Cantonese food heaven. Wedged between fake wood panelling and pink vertical venetians, you’ll find late-night female revellers teetering on way-too-high heels, exhausted hospitality staff finally off work and their feet – and entire families of Chinese bejewelled in jade and pearls. Suckling pig, steamed oysters, spicy quail, congee and ohmygod Peking duck pancakes – at midnight! If you’ve never been before, prepare yourself for tongue-lolling, out-of-your-mouth action. It’s that good. The only agony is knowing when to stop and how to remove the congee stains from your sleeve. \

Topolino’s

Growing up in St Kilda, going to Topolino’s in Fitzroy Street in the wee small hours was a teenager’s rite of passage. Established in 1972, this restaurant has always been family friendly, offering deliciously authentic Italian food – still in 1970s generous portions – and unbelievably fresh regardless of the hour. I’ve spied many a rock star there – irredeemably associated with the ’80s – after a gig at the Palais or the National Theatre, tucked away in a corner negotiating a huge bowl of home-made pasta. But it’s the mysterious characters who stride in very late and scan the room as if they’re scouting for an enemy that fuel my imagination. You know the type; they’re wearing rumpled shirts that suggest they’ve been laundering themselves all night. \

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Radio Mexico is a 100-seat St Kilda restaurant in a former bicycle shop. More recently it has been a pop-up antiques and clothing shop, but the owners of the Galleon Café next door have created a Mexican indoor/outdoor restaurant. “The owners had been to Mexico many times and wanted something that was local St Kilda without being too precious,” says Amon. “They wanted street-style, taco-style Mexican food and it had to be comfortable, easy and affordable.” Amon began with an empty shell on ground level and a flat with a basic kitchen and bathroom upstairs. The building was gutted and reconfigured. “Outdoors was weeds and a couple of tin sheds,” he says. “We changed that to an outdoor terrace that’s semi-covered and added a taqueria caravan where you prepare and serve tacos. It’s a feature wedged between the indoors and outdoors.” The clients chose the colourful tiles on the liftshaft wall, the fuchsia colour on the back wall and decorated with candles, tequila bottles and Day of the Dead skulls. Amon says the challenge was fitting everything in a compact space and providing a range of seating, i.e. small and group tables, bar seating and perimeter seating outdoors. “I had my birthday there this year. You can have a quiet dinner for two, take the kids for a family meal or stand at the bar with a beer and a taco,” he says. “When you design a home you hand it over and never see it again. With these places, you can go back and enjoy them.” \ » Radio Mexico 11 Carlisle Street, St Kilda

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katherine kemp \ Zwei interiors architecture

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with style architecture \ Melbourne restaurants feature prominently in the inaugural Eat-Drink-Design Awards. SARAH MARINOS talks to the architects behind some of the best.

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Ramen Ya sells authentic Japanese noodles and is based on a modern Japanese ramen bar. “The inspiration was the push-cart stalls in Japan – the yatai,” says Matt Gibson, of Matt Gibson Architecture + Design. “The carts are pushed around the streets and their key characteristic is a red paper lantern. The lanterns contrast against the sky at night when the yatai are busiest. People sit on communal seating and are served from the cart.” A sea of white paper lanterns suspended from the ceiling in Bourke Street is a distinctive, cost-effective feature that also disguises the services. “Our interior was based on honest, natural use of materials and was very budget-conscious. The paper lanterns were about $5 each and we installed more than 120. They make a big statement,” says Gibson. “When you approach from the street, you look up through the glass windows into the lanterns and a mirror at the back of the store augments them so they appear to go on infinitely.” The shop, previously a bookshop, was taken back to a shell. Columns were clad in recycled timber, the concrete floor was polished and fixtures were finished in matt black for depth. “The secret was doing less rather than more. We needed a mural on a feature wall and used chopsticks to create a logo of three bowls on top of each other, because they were cheap and effective,” says Gibson. “There’s a buzz and a good communal feel about the place, which was what we hoped to create.” \

eleven inch Pizzeria Taking the success of an existing business in a Melbourne laneway and replicating that in Docklands was the task for Katherine Kemp as architect and interior designer of Eleven Inch Pizzeria’s new venture. She reinterpreted the existing branding throughout the 100-square metre Bourke Street space. “The ceiling was high and we had a shopfront that let natural light flood in. At night we dropped the lighting down with pendants focused over the eating area, creating a wash of light,” Kemp explains. “The client displays how they create the pizzas, so the kitchen is visible from front of house. It’s a communal eating area. It’s about having a quick lunch or dropping in for a pizza on the way home from work. During the evening people stay a little longer, but the atmosphere is always informal.” Simple lighting, plywood and splashes of green create a fresh, uncluttered look. “This place is more about the food, which is based on good-quality ingredients and not too much of it. That approach is reflected in the design,” says Kemp. One of the challenges was the tight timeframe. “The design was eight weeks from start to finish. We had to think on our feet. But working quickly has benefits. You come up with an idea, embrace it and end up with a clear vision. Simplicity comes through when you work quickly,” says Kemp, who drops in to the pizzeria when she’s in Docklands. “The nicest thing is to go back and have the client say ‘sit down and try this and this’. It’s a relaxed, friendly place and I’m excited with the end result,” she says. \ » Eleven Inch Pizzeria, shop 8 Village Street, 737 Bourke Street, Docklands

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Rebekah Levison spent 16 years working for hotels and running a restaurant in Covent Garden, London, before switching to restaurant design. She has clear ideas about good looks and functionality. “My experiences taught me about design from the perspective of the people who work in restaurants,” she says. Levison was the project designer behind the redesign of Lucky Chan Chinese Restaurant at Crown. The premises had been a woodfired pizza restaurant and had to be stripped back and rearranged to incorporate an Eastern-style kitchen, an extended mezzanine, a private dining room and a glazed outdoor terrace. “Because of the location next to the river, we kept the views through the restaurant. But I wanted to create a space that, even if you go to the restaurant every week, you could sit in a different area and have a different experience,” says Levison. An enclosed area with timber screening has a traditional Chinese “chophouse” feel. Dining areas for larger parties are decorated with artworks and given semi-privacy with sliding doors, and there’s a main dining area and a cosier, carpeted area under the mezzanine. “We used some eclectic black-glass mosaic tiles, abalone shell tiles from the US and gold mosaic tiles,” says Levison. “It’s a busy restaurant, it’s a robust design and the materials are hardwearing, so the restaurant will still look good in years to come.” \ smarinos@theweeklyreview.com.au » Lucky Chan, Casino Promenade, Southbank

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or more than a century (before that they were too low to worry) two-storeyed or attic houses from Albert Park to Sorrento had balconies to capture their view across Port Phillip Bay. The view for most was an enormous abstract canvas consisting of two tones of gray sharply divided. A tanker would supply scale, motion and interest. Living rooms were rarely placed at the upper level. Balconies were windy and underused and over the years they were glassed in. A Queensland contribution to architecture, the Cooper Louvre enjoyed popularity in the ’40s. In the past three decades a new type of bayside mansion has emerged. In these houses, the living areas are on the upper floor and, along with glass balustrades, the view becomes a part of everyday life. A new Sandringham mansion has taken the challenge of bayside living further. Built on the base of a limestone house, its elevation and high ceilings allow a view over the foreshore pre-Captain Cook vegetation and wide glimpses of water. The ground floor contains two front-facing children’s bedrooms serviced by a bathroom containing a free-standing ceramic tub and Italian fittings. A third, double bedroom has its own bathroom that also includes a tub. This is a three-tub house. At this level, flanking a wide entrance hall is a cloakroom and a laundry with an adjacent outdoor drying area. At the back of the ground floor, a playroom with a generous study/bedroom alcove completes a perfect children’s world. This room converts to a home theatre on demand. This area, through a folding glass wall, gives on to the delights of the sheltered half of the large (approximately 1600-square metres) site. Flooring throughout this level consists of a dramatic combination of engineered American oak and bluestone. Entry and changes in level are delineated by bluestone inserts.

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The introduction of this, a traditional Melbourne material, is dramatically reprised in the stair flight. Each cantilevered tread is a single well-honed slab of bluestone, delicately combined with steel-wire balustrade. The room layout on the upper levels is unexpected. The bay view is given over to the main bedroom and the formal dining room. Being away from the kitchen and family room, its location offers obvious advantages: clatter, smells and rowdy discussions are kept to a minimum. The placement of the glass-walled dining room also indicates accurately its usage – for rare but dramatic occasions. Automatic, remote-controlled blinds shield all major windows on both levels from the sun. The upper bedroom suite has a sumptuous bathroom and dressing room. The décor here, and generally, is one of dark timbers, stone-white joinery and grey carpet. The rear half of the upper floor – about the size of an ordinary house – is devoted to everyday family living. Kitchen, living and dining areas stretch across the width of the house and open through a second folding glass wall to a wide balcony. The glossy white kitchen has the full complement of imported, built-in appliances. It also has an annexe to cater for after-school users or entertainment overload. The balcony contains a towering barbecue and overlooks a tiled pool and spa, a mod grass tennis court and gardens set in a low-rise, well-planted neighbourhood. An unexpected convenience: a second stair leads from balcony to pool terrace. This glamorous property is air-conditioned, with its own water system, bank-level security, a ducted vacuum system, data-cabling, a zoned sound system and automatically closing drawers. With a cow and a bed of choy sum, you could subsist here for a long, fun-filled time without needing the keyless entry. \ NEIL CLEREHAN property@theweeklyreview.com.au

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Fast facts \ State-of-the-art family house on 1635-square metre allotment close to Sandringham village and beach; several open-plan living spaces designed to take advantage of bay views; kitchen with Miele appliances, CaesarStone benchtops and butler’s pantry; children’s quarters with a lounge surrounded by bedrooms (all with built-in wardrobes) and two mosaic-tiled bathrooms; three outdoor entertainment terraces including a private balcony for the main bedroom, as well as expansive gardens surrounding the pool and tennis court; reverse-cycle ducted heating and air-conditioning throughout; wired for surround sound and Apple TV; home-theatre capabilities; four-car garage with off-street parking for more. Sandringham \ 16kms from the city

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Port Melbourne \ 15 Mariposa place Nestled within a peaceful cul-de-sac and opposite a park, this modern house by Mirvac Development is suitable for families searching for a beachside lifestyle. The beach and Bay Street are only a short stroll away. Upon entry, a living area is the first room on the left and contains a gas fireplace with a sleek stone mantel. This leads to a formal meals area, which looks out over the backyard. The kitchen and informal dining and lounge area follows, containing granite benchtops and white cabinetry. Sliding doors create a seamless flow between the north-facing backyard and the living area, making this a great space for entertaining. A vine wraps around the perimeter of the yard, while a shade sail shelters the outdoor meals area. There is a built-in barbecue and pizza oven and a double garage with plenty of driveway space to fit more cars. The back of the house opens to Beacon Road, meaning Williamstown Road and the major freeways are within easy reach. Three of the bedrooms are also downstairs and all feature built-in wardrobes and a pretty view of the backyard. They share a bathroom, with a bathtub. The main bedroom is upstairs, along with a retreat area. This bedroom has a grand walk-in wardrobe and en suite with a double vanity and double shower. \ ELIZABETH ANILE

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103 Bay Street, Brighton ................................................................. Price: $570,000 - $1.2 million ................................................................. Private sale ................................................................. OFI As advertised or by appointment .................................................................

42 Service Street, Hampton ................................................................. Price: $2.45 million + ................................................................. Private sale ................................................................. OFI Thur 2.30-3pm; Sat noon-12.30pm .................................................................

3/9 Collington Avenue, Brighton ................................................................. Price: $490,000 - $550,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday March 2 at 3.30pm ................................................................. OFI Wed 1.15-1.45pm .................................................................

4a Hammond Street, Brighton ................................................................. Price: 1.05 million - $1.155 million ................................................................. Auction Saturday February 23 at 10.30am ................................................................. OFI Wed 11.15-11.45am; Sat 10-10.30am .................................................................

The Woodyard Apartments are nearing completion. This boutique development has one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments for a perfect low-maintenance Brighton lifestyle.

In a prestigious pocket of Hampton, this four-bedroom Edwardian property has open-plan living overlooking landscaped gardens and a pool.

This ground-floor, two-bedroom apartment has a private carport, huge lounge and kitchen with dining area. It is close to the station and Church Street.

English tudor features bring grace to this four-bedroom, two-bathroom lowmaintenance house. It features three living zones, granite kitchen and pool.

Let's eat lunch @ Bossy Boots, 106 Bay Street Let's eat dinner @ Fazio's Pizzeria & Grill, 462 Hampton Street Let's drink coffee @ The Little Ox, 452 New Street

Let's eat lunch @ The Beanery, 69 Church Street Let's eat dinner @ Thai Saffron, 135 Church Street Let's drink coffee @ White Rabbit, 118 Church Street

Let's eat lunch @ Amano, Bay Street Let's eat dinner @ Amano, Bay Street Let's drink coffee @ Laurent, Church Street

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HAMPTON \ 33 Gordon Street On approximately 1900-square metres in a cul-de-sac minutes from Brighton Beach, this prodigious property has features to woo all family members. The entertainers’ terrace could host 100 people; the media room is a perfect size for sharing movie nights with friends, and the tennis court should be a hit with residents and guests. In between the terrace and the court, there’s plenty of room to pop in a pool. The brick house was built in the 1950s but subsequent changes and immaculate upkeep have it looking good enough for a glossy home magazine. Inside, milky tones rule and every detail benefits from a sophisticated eye. The main bedroom has built-in wardrobes and long windows to the front garden. A large en suite has been added by extending the western boundary wall. Exposed timber support beams define cutaways connecting the dining and living rooms, which have travertine floor tiles and open to a sunroom (“sun” is an understatement on bright days). A full fit-out of integrated appliances features in the kitchen. Open to this space, the family area has an island bench/brekkie bar. Glass doors in the sun and family rooms open to the wraparound rear terrace. Lush lawns meet the terrace, the flood-lit tennis court is freshly resurfaced and the gum tree in the backyard must be a local landmark. \ KAY KEIGHERY

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3/51 Spenser Street, St Kilda ................................................................. Price: $600,000 - $660,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday March 2 at 10am ................................................................. OFI As advertised .................................................................

17 Seymour Grove, Brighton ................................................................. Price: POA ................................................................. Auction Saturday March 16 at noon ................................................................. OFI By appointment .................................................................

33 Foote Street, Brighton ................................................................. Price: $1.8 million + ................................................................. Auction Thursday February 28 at 6.30pm ................................................................. OFI Thur 12.30-1pm; Sat 2.45-3.15pm .................................................................

This grand entertainer has four bedrooms, two marble bathrooms, a formal ballroom, a north-facing casual zone, a library and a 24-square metre cellar.

Beautifully renovated and brilliantly located, Carrera is an exclusive retreat where easy-care living and elegance are impeccably matched.

Be charmed by this elegant and spacious two-bedroom, ground-floor, 1920s art deco apartment in a boutique building with a secure entrance.

Let's eat lunch @ Brighton Baths, 251 The Esplanade Let's eat dinner @ Roti Boti, 513 Hampton Street Let's drink coffee @ The Spare Room, 545 Hampton Street

Let's eat lunch @ Martin St Café & Providore, 147 Martin Street Let's eat dinner @ Winelarder, 153 Martin Street Let's drink coffee @ The Little Ox, 452 New Street

Let's eat lunch @ Galleon Café, 9 Carlisle Street Let's eat dinner @ The Great Provider, 42a Marine Parade Let's drink coffee @ Café Racer, 15 Marine Parade february 20, 2013 \ The weekly review 35


BRIGHTON EAST \ 6 Parkview road

ELWOOD \ 301/35 ormond road

WE LOv E IT Hodges \ 9596 1111

Price \ $1.2 million – $1.35 million

Auction \ February 23 at 1pm

Chisholm & Gamon \ 9531 1245

Price \ $850,000 – $930,000

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Play equipment in the front yard and a pool out the back give this property the edge in the fresh-air fun department. The driveway accommodates two cars. Probably the most popular space for bunkering down during winter, the formal lounge has chocolate-coloured carpet, an open fireplace, a storage wall and a leadlight bay window with views of the front garden. There’s another lounge with a fireplace at the core of the single-level floor plan and the study has a desk long enough for two to work side-by-side. The main bedroom with en suite is at the rear and has a window overlooking the pool. Bright and contemporary, the kitchen, meals and family area radiates casual appeal. With oversized floor tiles and a gently sloping ceiling, this space is a comfortable hub. Two sets of glass doors create indoor-outdoor union with the rear verandah and backyard facilities. The big pool is fed by a water feature, the deck encourages sunny respite and the bordering garden needs minimal care. \ KAY KEIGHERY

With so many windows in this funky top-floor apartment, you’d expect it to be sweltering on a hot summer’s day. Thankfully, the building has a top-notch, six-star energy rating, and it’s as cool as a cucumber inside without hammering the air-conditioning. Hardy and attractive bamboo floors line a magnificent open-plan living area that’s much bigger than you’d expect, with a quirky cubic entertainment unit and strip lighting. The cool kitchen has Miele appliances nestled in timber veneer cabinetry and stainless-steel worktops. Two generous bedrooms are side by side, one with a slick en suite, the other with a bank of built-in wardrobes. The main bathroom with European laundry sits just across the hall. Again, it’s a decent size, with a quirky basin as a nice design flourish. Bonus points go to the mammoth terrace bordered by low-maintenance shrubbery in planters, with treetop views to the city skyline. Don’t want to cook? Just head to the heart of Elwood village, only minutes away. \ STEPHEN A. RUSSELL

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BRIGHTON \ 3/29 Seacombe Grove

Hocking Stuart \ 9521 9800 Price \ $1.425 million – $1.525 million Auction \ February 23 at 12.30pm

Hocking Stuart \ 9596 7055 Price \ $1.25 million + Auction \ February 23 at 3.30pm

From 1901 until 1930 the land at 59 and 61 Fernhill Road was the site of the Royal Melbourne Golf Club clubhouse. Soon after the clubhouse moved to Black Rock, this residence was built. With a 22 metre-frontage, deep front gardens and a big backyard with fruit trees and free-standing studio, the 936-square metre block still oozes largesse. There’s a sprawling feel to the single-level floor plan and almost every room has green views. Curved walls soften hallways and deco flourishes grace most spaces. Some original fittings remain; first off the entrance, the sitting room has an original gas candle heater. The living room has an open fireplace, a built-in wall unit and double doors to the dining room. The updated kitchen has a door to a meals room with backyard views. The main bedroom is private due to zoning and two of the other three have built-in wardrobes. One bathroom has a double vanity, shower and bath and the other has laundry facilities. The driveway has room for two cars. All within walking distance of Sandringham village, train station and beach. \ KAY KEIGHERY

Hanging out in this beautiful beachfront apartment could make residents feel like they’re starring in a movie from the golden age of Hollywood. Though the complex is decidedly deco, the interior of this ground-floor residence has been architecturally contemporised with timeless luxury. A communal terrace overlooks the foreshore and a powered beach box adds a terrific talking-point. A paved porch meets the entry. Both bedrooms have creamy carpet, built-in wardrobes and big windows with blinds and drapes. The main bedroom has an en suite with a European laundry. Open to the dining and living area, the kitchen has a timber-fronted storage wall concealing a Liebherr fridge and freezer, Gaggenau appliances and a CaesarStone island bench on rollers. Above the living and dining area is an ovalshaped, cove ceiling section. The living space finishes at a curved wall with a double-glazed, threequarter window to the beach, sea and horizon. This window is fitted with automatic blinds, but it might be challenging to find a reason to shut out such spectacular scenery. \ KAY KEIGHERY

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BRiGHtON \ 337 St Kilda Street

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Price \ $2.5 million +

Auction \ February 23 at 2.30pm

Biggin Scott \ 9534 0241

Price \ $1.3 million – $1.4 million Auction \ February 23 at noon

Resplendent on a prime corner plot just off Brighton’s golden mile, this subdivided 1930s property, now two separate residences, basks in expansive grounds. A real case of upstairs, downstairs, you won’t find any servants on the ground floor, just a magnificent house with soaring ceilings punctuated with elaborate roses, cornices and beautiful glass chandeliers. Double doors on your right reveal an impressive formal lounge with a fireplace big enough for banquets. The light-filled main bedroom with cream carpets and immaculate en suite has built-in wardrobes and french doors. A second bedroom has its own lounge or possible third bedroom. On the other side of the vast entrance hall a formal dining room is surrounded by an open-plan family and meals area, fantastic kitchen with Smeg appliances, study and laundry. Upstairs offers three further bedrooms, a large living room and further kitchen/ meals area with a sizeable balcony. Keep this luxurious home as two separate apartments or look into rejoining them to return this grand old home to its former glory. \ STEPHEN A. RUSSELL

The vendors gave this sleek residence in the heart of St Kilda a renovation seven years ago. Tall fences ensure privacy while a sophisticated exterior gives the house a stylish edge. Beyond the blue front door is the combined living, meals and kitchen area and a separate study. Polished timber floorboards and brown venetian blinds complement the earthy colour palette adopted throughout. A breakfast bench is built into the CaesarStone kitchen bench while a white mosaic splashback adds an interesting element to the room. Entry to the courtyard is here, and keeping up with the modern vibe, the barbecue is built into a jagged slate feature wall. Trees line one wall, while direct entry from the front garden is along the side. All three bedrooms are upstairs and share a rumpus room in the centre. Two of the bedrooms contain built-in wardrobes and share a bathroom, while the main bedroom overlooks the street. It features a large walk-in wardrobe and opens to a balcony with a deck. Fitzroy Street, Chapel Street and top schools are only a short walk away. \ ELIZABETH ANILE

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DOUBLE FRONTED SOLID BRICK VICTORIAN ON LARGE LAND

14 Holroyd Avenue ST KILDA EAST Californian Beauty in Prized Position Perfectly located in one of St Kilda East’s finest streets, this 4 bedroom, solid brick home comprises 2 living areas, large master, Nth-facing back garden, separate lounge & dining rooms with built-in storage, updated kitchen, adjoining meals area, 3 further bedrooms & polished floorboards throughout.

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Superbly positioned moments from every conceivable delight the district has to offer. Comprising many ornate original features with 3 spacious bedrooms plus study, formal lounge, neat kitchen/meals, separate laundry.Land size 326 sq.m approx providing ample scope to live in as is and dream a magnificent future, or strike now to create your masterpiece in a truly wonderful location.

www.mpcmoss.com.au Inspect weds 5.45-6.30 pm and sat 10.45-11.30 am

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3 Loller Street Brighton

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Wednesday 6th March at 5pm 40 The weekly review \ february 20, 2013

Flawless Luxury, Designer Detail The iconic status of a Robert Mills designed residence is self evident throughout this outstanding new four-bedroom, four-bathroom residence. Rising over three levels, the residence employs impeccable design principles to showcase the state-of-the-art interior featuring walls of oor-to-ceiling glass, 3 impressive living areas and an immaculate kitchen. Features include a basement parking for two cars, an internal lift, and 2 courtyards in this stand-out address near Church Street. www.luxurytownhousebrighton.com.au VIEW Thursday 1.45 - 2.15pm & 5.30 - 6pm, Saturday 10.30 - 11am

CALL Justin Follett Andrew Sahhar

0405 996 822 0417 363 358

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301/87-89 Dundas Place Albert Park

AUCTION Saturday 23rd February at 12noon

Perfect Penthouse with Panoramic City Views in the Boutique Hermes Complex Set on the historic Post Office site and situated amidst Albert Park Village, this sensational penthouse – an entertainer’s haven, occupies the whole level. Featuring Poggenpohl kitchen with Gaggenau appliances and Carrara marble benchtops, openplan living opening onto terrace with CBD views, three bedrooms (main with walkin wardrobe and en suite), study, laundry, Mafi wooden floors, ducted heating and cooling, intercom, integrated sound system, drip irrigation system and two car spaces. VIEW By appointment Wednesday 12 - 12.30pm & 6 - 6.30pm, Saturday 11.30 - 12.00pm

CALL Alex Schiavo Tim Blackett

0419 239 549 0400 780 700

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4A Shasta Avenue Brighton East

AUCTION Saturday 23rd February at 1pm 42 The weekly review \ february 20, 2013

A-list Executive Excellence From the elegant architecture to the alfresco surroundings, this contemporary twostorey 4-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom residence is craftsman built for the perfectionist to offer superb luxury at the gateway to Dendy Village, private schools & Church St shopping. Timeless tones & stylish ďŹ nishes marry together the spacious interior with two open plan living areas, a stone and Ilve kitchen, a study, and a spacious three car basement garage. VIEW Wednesday & Saturday 12.45 - 1.15pm

CALL Bert Geraerts Stewart Lopez

0418 514 090 0418 377 757

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42 Service Street Hampton

PRIVATE SALE

Edwardian Grace – Contemporary Lifestyle Situated on one of Hampton’s most prestigious tree lined streets, this superbly renovated home offers a perfect blend of classic Edwardian features with contemporary indoor and outdoor living. Features include main bedroom suite downstairs, three further bedrooms, air conditioning, ducted heating and 3 car spaces. VIEW Thursday 2.30 - 3pm, Saturday 12 - 12.30pm

CALL Justin Follett Ian Jackson

0405 996 822 0419 593 663

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75 New Street Brighton

AUCTION Saturday 2nd March at 12noon

The Penthouse, 17 Pine Ave Elwood

AUCTION Saturday 2nd March at 11am 44 The weekly review \ february 20, 2013

Stylish Art Deco Residence Superbly combining the past with the present, this classic two-storey Art Deco residence has been stylishly renovated in a convenient location close to the beach, schools and Church Street shopping. Elegant and engaging, the four bedroom, two bathroom home is set on 7,290sqft/677m², approx. Quality appointments underpin the interior from the showpiece Clive Champion kitchen to gracious formal rooms and spacious family areas. Other features include Brushbox parquetry floors, double glazing and undercover alfresco entertaining. VIEW Wednesday 1 - 1.30pm, Saturday 11.30 - 12pm

Penthouse Living & Exceptional Vistas Moments to Elwood Beach & Village is this striking whole floor 3 bedroom apartment offering the very best of modern living, highlighted by polished concrete floors and expansive front and rear terraces. Enjoying direct lift access to a light filled open plan living/dining area with feature stone wall and fire place. Smart marble kitchen, main bedroom with en suite & WIR’s opening onto rear terrace & 2 car parks with storage.

VIEW Thursday 12 - 12.30pm & 6.30 - 7pm

CALL Ian Jackson Gail Pullen

0419 593 663 0407 852 041

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0411 554 850 0419 239 549

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Sunday 3rd March at 12:30pm Margaret Duncan 0417 382 686 Tony Pride 0417 300 056

Architecturally Inspired Family living Providing distinctive zoned family living & entertaining spaces, this contemporary masterpiece takes an uncompromised approach to its stylish design. A home for all seasons unfolding around an internal courtyard exuding light & casual warmth. It promises morning coffee in the courtyard and afternoons on its vast undercover back deck watching the kids play in its sizable landscaped garden. Enjoying a formal sitting room flowing through to an O/P kit (butler’s pantry) & dining, culminating in a living room with a dblsided wood f/place, it’s complemented by up to 5 BRMS inc guest room with ensuite, upstairs master bed (ensuite, WIR), family bath, fitted study & rumpus room/5th bed. Within walking distance from the beach & popular Ormond Rd & Acland St shopping precincts, a studio above the garage with bathroom facilities & playroom/teenagers retreat round out its endless attraction.

9593 6222 18 Belford Street, St Kilda 3182

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Hampton 60 Kingston Street Outstanding quality and design on a grand scale. The ultimate Hampton home is ready and waiting, large and luxurious and with an impeccable pedigree. Crafted by acclaimed builders Peele Housing Group and set in poolside gardens by Chelsea Flower Show designer Mark Browning (Cycas Landscape Design), this offers an exceptional lifestyle. 3 generous living spaces, 5-6 bedrooms including a main bedroom suite with a huge dressing room. Indoor-outdoor design includes undercover alfresco area, lap pool, and a superb garden. Guest suite, gourmet Miele kitchen, 3 bathrooms, hydronic heating, and a large double garage with storeroom. Pristine and like-new, this is the home to own if you yearn for the very best near schools and Hampton St. 46 The weekly review \ february 20, 2013

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Brighton 3/29 Seacombe Grove Waterfront luxury with every indulgence. Welcome to the most sensational Brighton beachfront apartment, where Art Deco beauty and hi-tech magnificence are perfectly matched. This architecturally-designed transformation has the luxury of uninterrupted panoramic bay views from the superb living area and Gaggenau kitchen, 2 bedrooms and 2 designer bathrooms, with nothing but the best fit-out. Located on the ground floor in the “Ostend” apartments, with keyless entry, kitchen with portable island bench, Liebherr refrigeration, automated blinds, zoned A/C, in-floor heating, and your own powered beach box that doubles as a home gym. Once in a lifetime prestige waterfront opportunity, steps from the sand and metres from Brighton Baths. 2

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Wed 1.00 - 1.30pm & 5.30 - 6.00pm, & Sat from 3.00pm > AUCTION Sat 23rd February - 3.30pm > MEL REF 67 / C9 > PRICE Please contact agent > OFFICE Brighton 307 Bay Street 3186 > TEL 9596 7055 > CONTACT Peter Kennett 0418 318 284 Tamara Whelan 0409 532 606 > VIEW

Brighton East 14 Hodder Street Outstanding design creates a familyfriendly oasis. Experience the way life should be in this deluxe home - relaxed & full of pleasant surprises. It’s architectdesigned to blend eco-friendly features with every luxury, there’s large zoned living spaces with views across the automated 25-metre lap pool, a private parents’ retreat with garden access, 4 bedrooms, study & optimum privacy. State-of-the-art fitout delivers beautiful timber floors, a cook’s gourmet garden, water tanks, ceiling fans in all rooms, automatic gates & garaging for 3 cars. An inspired choice for years of easy-care living, in the Gardenvale Primary School zone & close to Little Brighton Reserve, Landcox & Hurlingham Parks & local cafes. 4

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Wed 12.00 - 12.30pm & Sat from 1.00pm Sat 23rd February - 1.30pm 68 / A10 Please contact agent Brighton 307 Bay Street 3186 9596 7055 Peter Kennett 0418 318 284 Tamara Whelan 0409 532 606

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Port Melbourne 57 Alfred Street Spacious Light Filled Three Bedroom, Two Bathroom Family Town Residence With Vehicle Access In Quiet Central Location Close To Bay Street Village. This fastidiously renovated, generously proportioned solid brick home comprises spacious front living room, well appointed kitchen (Smeg appliances) with large dining/family room (gas fireplace), powder room and separate laundry. Upstairs includes three excellent bedrooms (master with ensuite) and brilliant 2nd central modern bathroom. Note: Heating/cooling systems, large sunny courtyard garden ideal for entertaining and abundant storage areas.

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1 Sat 1.30 - 2.00pm Sat 2nd March - 3.30pm 57 / B2 Albert Park 29 Victoria Avenue 3206 9690 5366 Michael Coen 0418 353 110 Simon Graf 0423 221 204

Sandringham 61 Fernhill Road An exceptional opportunity on 10,080 sq ft / 936 sqm. Affectionately known as the ‘Golf House’ and situated on the former site of ‘Royal Melbourne Golf Club’, this beautiful 1930’s solid brick home is now a stylish hideaway. Sitting proudly on generous land of 936sqm with a 72ft/22m approx. frontage, this superbly presented home offers space, privacy, natural light throughout and serene garden views from almost every room. Living & dining zones are elegant & welcoming, there’s 3-4 BRs & a study, 2 renovated bathrooms, polished floorboards, an original open fireplace & a self-contained studio/teen retreat/large home office. A wonderful opportunity to enjoy this home as is or create your own masterpiece in the years ahead with potential for bay views (STCA). 4

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Wed 12.00 - 12.30pm & Sat from 12.00pm Sat 23rd February - 12.30pm 76 / J10 $1,425,000 - $1,525,000 Sandringham 62-64 Station Street 3191 9521 9800 Jenny Dwyer 0418 528 988 Kate Humphreys 0422 632 847

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St Kilda West 81/325 Beaconsfield Parade A Wonderful North Facing Beachside Apartment With Stunning Panoramic City And Water Views From Every Room. Desirably situated in a brilliant Beachfront location, this spacious & newly renovated apartment is positioned within the tightly held Breakwater Towers. Comprises spacious o/p living/dining areas, quality fully equipped kitchen with Caesar stone benchtops & stainless steel Euro appliances, large sun-drenched entertainer’s terrace, two large bedrms with BIR’s, both with sweeping views. Completing the apartment is a laundry room, secure lock up garage, private secure intercom/entrance and external storage area. In a premier position adjacent the beach, close to Fitzroy Street and the delights of Middle and Albert Park, this rare gem is a must to inspect. 2

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Beaumaris 16 & 16A Bolton Street Architectural qualities & individual distinction define these new 3-4 bedroom 2.5 bathroom residences, each with 2 stunning living zones, Asko kitchen, luxury finishes, private terraces and basement parking for 3. Impressive.

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Beaumaris 11 Margate Street An iconic masterpiece by Fasham Johnson, this quality built 4 bedroom + study 2 bathroom single level beauty enjoys 2 north facing entertaining areas with gorgeous garden outlooks, granite kitchen, a sublime pool/spa and double carport.

1 Sat as advertised & Sun from 12.00pm Sun 24th February - 12.30pm 57 / J8 Albert Park 29 Victoria Avenue 3206 9690 5366 Simon Graf 0423 221 204

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Brighton East 15 Hansen Street Large-scale style with poolside outdoor living; your family will love this renovated home metres from Dendy Park. 5 bedrooms and a study, generous living areas, 3 bathrooms, and an idyllic garden and deck. Cul de sac serenity near Brighton Secondary.

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Wed 12.00 - 12.30pm & Sat from 10.00am > AUCTION Sat 23rd February - 10.30am > MEL REF 77 / A1 > EPR $900,000 - $970,000 > OFFICE Brighton 307 Bay Street 3186 > TEL 9596 7055 > CONTACT John Clarkson 0408 153 045 Brett Graham 0417 766 777 > VIEW

Elwood 6/113 Ormond Esplanade Combining over-sized dimensions, balconies off every room, massive rooftop terrace and water views. This apartment is a huge standout with living/dining/kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, laundry, 2 car spaces, heating & cooling. Opposite the bay.

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Sandringham 97 Sandringham Road Super impressive in luxury entertaining. Architect designed 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom masterpiece showcasing a fabulous family room, luxury stone kitchen (WI pantry), north facing open plan entertaining, designer gardens with heated pool & double auto garage.

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alBert parK 335 Montague Street Victorian grandeur, prime Village address, large land! This impressive unrenovated balcony terrace close to Village and transport offers formal living and dining, large kitchen/meals, 3BRs, 2 bathrooms and fine period detail, on vast northerly block (242 sq.m approx) with car access and exciting extension potential (STCA).

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This Sat at 2.30 pm Wed 6-6.30 205 Brunswick St, Fitzroy | 9417 1956 Arch Staver 0417 515 802 Rick Daniel 0409 737 985


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Land and Town Planning Permit Brighton

$530,000-$580,000 Saturday 9th March 12.30pm

Agent

David Jane 0419 562 376 Michael Egan 0412 359 956

2B Ferguson Street Benefit from a 19m frontage a 3186 address, and build this 34 Square (approx) double storey home with basement and pool, to your own level of finish. We are selling Land with a Town Planning Permit and Endorsed Town Planning Drawings which is not in an owners’ corporation. Please note - photo is an artist impression and is being used for marketing purposes only.

MORTGAGEE AUCTION

Price Auction

AUCTION Saturday 9th March @ 3.30pm INSPECT Saturday 3.00pm - 3.30pm CHELSEY GIBSON 0409 277 997 ON CENTRE

For Sale by Expressions of Interest Closing Thursday 28 February 2013 at 3:00 pm

CLARENDON TOWERS PENTHOUSE

Penthouse 2703, 80 Clarendon Street, Southbank

Grant Sutherland 0418 390 185 www.sutherlandfarrelly.com.au

• Wraparound balcony with city, bay and Albert Park views • 2 ground level car spaces & storage cage 43 Agnes St East Melbourne

9650 3531

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5975 4555 www.mcewingpartners.com

Estate Agents, Property Managers & Advisers 13,15 & 17B Siddeley St, Docklands

Mortgagee Auction

CENTURY 21 ONCENTRE PHONE: 9559 0888 363 Centre Rd, Bentleigh century21.com.au/bentleigh

• A generous north facing top floor penthouse with three bedrooms and study

Sophisticated simplicity and stunning bay views define this impressive threebedroom plus study home offering twostories of modern living on prized Beleura Hill. This qualitybuilt home is positioned to the front of just two on the block ideally located within walking distance to Main Street shops, primary/ secondary schools, bus transport and Mills Beach. A super opportunity to reap all the benefits of a superior, lowmaintenance, no-fuss lifestyle whether it be to purchase for investment or owner-occupier purposes. • Port Phillip Bay, Arthurs Seat and sparkling sunset vistas • Staircase entry, living room, separate laundry • Master bedroom located downstairs with walk-through robe to ensuite • Modern country-style kitchen, meals/dining area • Wall oven, gas cooktop, dishwasher, breakfast bench

Wednesday 13th of March On Site at 12 noon 3 Retail Shops Located In Sought After, Yarra’s Edge Location Ideal For Owner/Occupier or Investor 17B/60 Siddeley Street

■ Impressive floor to ceiling glass showroom ■ Great opportunity for potential long term capital growth ■ Size: 147m2 (approx)

15/60 Siddeley Street ■ Fantastic location for a retail shop, take away outlet or restaurant/bar (S.T.C.A.) ■ Walk to the CBD in minutes ■ Size: 60m2 (approx)

13/60 Siddeley Street ■ Impressive tenancy overlooking the Yarra River & Southbank ■ Walk to the CBD in minutes ■ Ideal for restaurant, shop or offices (S.T.C.A) ■ Size: 205m2 (approx)

Chris Mulcahy 0418 669 996

Michael Galanos 0415 578 198

(03) 9670 4888

Lv 6 - 488 Bourke St Melbourne

www.mulcahyonline.com

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ALBERT PARK 68 Withers Street Literally steps from the foreshore, this smartly presented corner Victorian c. 1910 hides a wonderfully versatile floorplan offering generous up to 5 bedrooms plus study accommodation with separate home office/ studio capability. Includes 2 sitting rooms with OFPs, open plan living/ dining and modern kitchen, 2 bathrooms plus powder room, alfresco deck and private courtyard with second access from Reed Street. Polished timber floors, OFPs, ducted heating/cooling & abundant rooftop storage. Minutes to Village shops, trams and Gas Works Arts Park.

Auction

This Saturday 23rd February at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & 6-6.30pm Saturday 11-11.30am

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Michael Paproth 0488 300 800 Adrian Wood 0404 861 508

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119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999

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www.68withersstreetalbertpark.com

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ST KILDA WEST 47 York Street A unique example of the period’s architecture in Melbourne’s most desirable location, this magnificent 4 bedroom plus study, 2.5 bathroom home has had only three previous owners in its 110 year history. Meticulously renovated while seamlessly linking to dual level modern extension with generous attic storage. A brilliant balance between classical and current day, this home is enhanced by an indoor spa and sauna, 1+1 car spaces and a large heated pool surrounded by sublime gardens - why even try to resist?

Auction

Saturday 2nd March at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 7.15-7.45pm & Saturday 4.15-4.45pm

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Adrian Wood 0404 861 508 Michael Paproth 0488 300 800

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119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999

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www.47yorkstreetstkildawest.com

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BEAUMARIS 2/132 Oak Street A premium, contemporary, single storey town residence. Top quality finishes, five star energy rating and sleek styling come together to offer a practical, low maintenance home life. Spacious open plan living leading to impressive patio and deck, master with walk in robe and ensure, double second bedroom, study, single lock up garage, private, secure and serene. Nestled in the heart of Beaumaris, stroll to the beach, cafes and shops.

Auction

Saturday 2nd March at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 10-10.30am & Saturday 3-3.30pm

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Robin Parker 0409 336 282 Rob Strickland 0437 076 069

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312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

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www.2-132oakstreetbeaumaris.com

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BEAUMARIS 61 Tramway Parade One of only two town residences leading the way in contemporary living, this brand new residence reveals 3 levels of spectacular style. Don't miss the opportunity to own a 3-bedroom plus study residence, custom-designed for individuality and effortless enjoyment. Generous living and dining spaces, outdoor relaxation zones, basement gym/ theatre/cellar/parking, and premium fitout. Metres from Keefers beach, parks and shops.

Auction

Saturday 23rd February at 1.00pm

Inspect

Thursday 10.45-11.15am & Saturday 12.30-1pm

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Rob Strickland 0437 076 069 Kate Strickland 0400 125 946

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312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

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www.61-61atramwayparadebeaumaris.com

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BRIGHTON 12 Champion Street Beautifully appointed and impressively located and located, you´ll be proud to own this exceptional home. The design delivers generous zoned living, 5 bedrooms, a study, and a prestige fitout. Impeccable style, 3 living zones, deluxe kitchen, and a glorious garden setting. Meticulously maintained, private and perfect for indulgent living. Moments from South Rd schools, the beach, Were St shops and cafes.

Auction

Saturday 2nd March at 3.30pm

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 1.15-1.45pm

Contact

Barb Gregory 0419 568 370 Ian Whiteside 0419 591 761

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312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

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BRIGHTON 18 Victoria Street Welcome to a prestige beachside address that´s home to one of the most superb Victorian revivals. "Rothesay" reveals 4 living zones including grand lounge and dining rooms, contemporary elegance, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a pool and spa, and even your own basement cellar. Outstanding location and on 741 sqm (approximately) near the bay, Church St, public transport, and leading schools.

Auction

Saturday 2nd March at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 11-11.30am

Contact

Mark Bury 0450 096 137 Barb Gregory 0419 568 370

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312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

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BRIGHTON 19 Victoria Street Sophisticated luxury living is at the heart of this beautiful beachside home. Paul Bangay-designed gardens are on view from large and elegant living spaces, and 3 bedrooms, a study and 2 bathrooms are ideally zoned. The finest finishes and fitout, private and secure, a few doors from the beach, and close to Church St ... what could be better for exclusive Brighton living.

Auction

Wednesday 6th March at 6:30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 11.30-12pm

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Barb Gregory 0419 568 370 Mark Bury 0450 096 137

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312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

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www.19victoriastreetbrighton.com

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BRIGHTON 33 Foote Street Beautifully renovated and brilliantly located "Carrera" is an exclusive retreat, where easy-care living and elegance are impeccable matched. Every room reveals refined luxury, and outdoor spaces are tranquil and private. State-of-the-art transformation includes oak floors, Miele kitchen, underfloor heating, and uplit architectural garden screens. 3-4 bedrooms, living and dining areas with garden views, 3 bathrooms, and designer outdoor living at its best. Prestige address metres from Elsternwick Park and near the beach.

Auction

Thursday 28th February at 6.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 2.45-3.15pm

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Kate Strickland 0400 125 946 Rob Strickland 0437 076 069

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BRIGHTON 337 St Kilda Street Big corner land, 2 levels of renovated 1930s living, and a prestige address with the beach only metres away ... imagine what you can create here! 948sqm (approx) of land is home to 2 elegant renovated residences. Huge potential to recreate a grand Golden Mile residence, live in one residence and rent the other, or redevelop (STCA) with 2 street frontages and easy access.

Auction

Saturday 23rd February at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 2-2.30pm

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Kate Strickland 0400 125 946 Gerry Gordon 0418 144 000

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312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

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www.337stkildastreetbrighton.com

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BRIGHTON 47 Lynch Street Magnificent new home has 3 large levels of deluxe living spaces, 5 generous bedrooms, marble kitchen and huge prep kitchen, resort-inspired pool and Caesarstone outdoor kitchen, and 120 sqm (approx.) basement garage. Best of all it´s in the luxury class, with a prestige fitout and impeccable craftsmanship. Home theatre with 3D projector and large bar, gym/home office, 4 travertine bathrooms, European oak floors, natural light on every level, keyless entry, and many more features. Prestige address near Church St, Brighton Beach Primary School, Were St cafes and the beach.

Auction

Saturday 16th March at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.30pm & Saturday 2.45-3.30pm

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Gerry Gordon 0418 144 000 Kate Strickland 0400 125 946

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312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

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www.47lynchstreetbrighton.com

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BRIGHTON 65 William Street Escape to the luxury and privacy that make this parkside home such an indulgent retreat. It´s where family and friends will love to be, thanks to a laidback and luxurious ambience. Laze by the pool, unwind in the light and airy north-facing living spaces, and love the generous parents´ retreat and 2-bedroom wing downstairs. The best fitout, including outdoor kitchen, William St Reserve views, Miele kitchen, epoxy resin floors, plantation shutters, smart wiring and 3-zone climate control. Easy walk to schools, Church St and Bay St.

Auction

Saturday 2nd March at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 10-10.30am & Saturday 3-3.30pm

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Barb Gregory 0419 568 370 Mark Bury 0450 096 137

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312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

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www.65williamstreetbrighton.com

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BRIGHTON EAST 31 Edro Avenue Sophisticated elegance is at the heart of this fine home, designed by architect Jon Friedrich. It´s a showcase of 3 large living spaces and streamlined functionality, with 4-5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, and a north-facing undercover deck and pool. Deluxe fitout, dual-oven Miele kitchen with wine fridge, and a low-traffic location close to South Rd schools and Were St shops and cafes.

Auction

Saturday 23rd February at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2.45-3.15pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

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Rob Strickland 0437 076 069 Kate Strickland 0400 125 946

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312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

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www.31edrovenuebrightoneast.com

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ELWOOD 82a Mitford Street A spectacular home next to Clarke Reserve is the best address for streamlined design and indulgence. Every room is filled with the best awe-inspiring features, park and treetop views, and hi-tech excellence. Vast living room with burnished concrete floors, superb servo-drive kitchen, 4 large bedrooms, study/playroom, hydronic heating, infrared security, double garage and guest parking, and your own gate onto the park. First-class address close to the beach, Elwood Primary School and Ormond Rd cafes.

Auction

Saturday 2nd March at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 3.45-4.15pm

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Mark Bury 0450 096 137 Kaine Lanyon 0411 875 478

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119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999

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www.82amitfordstreetelwood.com

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MIDDLE PARK 17 Langridge Street This stunning Victorian terrace has been renovated so that abundant natural light is introduced and the warmth of its period character is retained. Refined formal living and dining rooms illustrate the success of comprehensive rejuvenation while separate informal dimensions are ideally matched to everyday life. Three romantic upstairs bedrooms surround a bathroom for which faultless is the only appropriate word. A leafy pergola, landscaped backdrop and off street parking enhance one of Middle Park´s most attractive locations close to the beach, Armstrong Street Village and Albert Park Lake.

Auction

Saturday 2nd March at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1.30-2pm & 4.15-4.45pm & Saturday 3.30-4pm

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Adrian Wood 0404 861 508 Michael Paproth 0488 300 800

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119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999

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www.17langridgestreetmiddlepark.com

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ST KILDA 3 St Leonards Place Stunning Architect designed residence located in this prestigious cul-de-sac radiates ´WOW´ over 4 spectacular levels with glass walls capturing northern light & vistas at each level. Offering a private/secure inner-city lifestyle equidistant to Fitzroy St, Acland St & St Kilda Beach, the luxuriously appointed interior comp 2 living areas, superbly appointed kitchen & generous dining for 12/14, 3/4 bedrooms (master w/walk thru robe), 2.5 bathrooms, 4 outdoor living zones inc roof terrace with expansive views inc City skyline.

Auction

Saturday 2nd March at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 6.00 - 6.30pm & Saturday 11.00 - 11.30am

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Kehren Eade 0419 395 614 Oliver Bruce 0409 856 599

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119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999

Web

www.3stleonardsplacestkilda.com

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ST KILDA 56 Pakington Street This entirely transformed three bedroom Victorian´s large central living/dining areas, featuring a Miele kitchen and elegantly low-maintenance American Oak engineered timber floors, are framed by two bedrooms sharing a designer bathroom and main bedroom in its own zone, with walk-in robes, second bathroom and aspects over a sunny courtyard. Reverse cycle heating/cooling throughout. Rear laneway access adds a convenient dimension to a home loaded with clear light, complete luxury and clever thinking close to Carlisle Street.

Auction

Saturday 2nd March at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2-2:30pm & Saturday 9:30-10am

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Sam Hobbs 0404 164 444 Michael Paproth 0488 300 800

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119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999

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www.56pakingtonstreetstkilda.com

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South BaNK, 2503/80 CLaReNdoN StReet ‘CLaReNdoN toweRS’ the uLtimate PeNthouSe exPeRieNCe Incredible bay & city views define this unrivalled 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom ‘sky house’ featuring extensive open plan entertaining, Miele stone kitchen (butler’s pantry), stunning terraces with outdoor spa, fire-pit, wind-proof deck & Zen garden, security basement parking for 3 plus 4 storage cages. Communal facilities include 24 hour manager, lift access, indoor pool & gym. Brilliantly located to South Melbourne Market, Clarendon St shopping & transport. 3 auCtioN: Sat 2Nd maR at 1:30 iNSPeCt: Sat/SuN 1 - 1:30 & thuRS 12 - 12:30 Leonard Persichetti 0417 319 900 Campbell Kilsby 0402 212 093

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203 Balaclava Rd, Caulfield Nth www.rmprealestate.com.au

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Auction Inspect Land

Saturday 2nd March at 11am Wednesday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 11-11.30am 793 sqm approx.

Contact

Mark Lawson 0414 777 887 Paul Williamson 0418 509 472

Office

Glen Iris 9809 8999 jelliscraig.com.au

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Elwood | 40 Kingsley Street

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Architectural excellence – a true masterpiece! A turning point in Elwood architecture is on display in this innovative post modern icon. Designed and lived in by renowned architect Rob Trinca, this unique design captures and encompasses a true lifestyle home with its unique features and innovative materials. The bold façade is laced in a rich cedar finish which complements the timber design throughout. As you enter the home you are immediately impressed with the many highlight windows that emphasize the homes features. The open plan kitchen/ dining room makes the heart of the home and is harmonized by the large void split by the raised upper boardwalk creating a talking point throughout the home. The generous living zone again is complemented by feature skylights and flows through to the large entertainers yard with decked BBQ area, elegant water feature, two garden sheds and a low maintenance garden! This iconic Golden Mile home is located just metres to the beach in this sought after tree lined locale leading to Elwood village where you can enjoy the many cafes, restaurants and shops on offer!

Auction: Guide: Contact:

Saturday 2nd March 1.00pm $1,200,000 - $1,300,000 Torsten Kasper 0428 454 181 Andrew Vandermeer 0403 193 007

St Kilda | 3/51 Spenser Street

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Deco Delight - Ëlanora Be charmed by this elegant & spacious 2 bedroom ground floor 1920’s Art Deco apartment in a boutique building with your own private secure entrance. Impressive in size, approx 92m2 and displays many attractive deco features, including leadlight windows, timber panelling, timber & terrazzo flooring, decorative ceilings, picture rails and the bonus of a lock up garage. • Private secure entry with enclosed patio • Wide entrance hall with timber panelling • Spacious light filled open plan living /dining & kitchen • Kitchen with stainless steel 5 burner gas cook top, cupboard space & enclosed porch • Separate dining/sunroom with arched windows, terrazzo flooring & wonderful leafy vistas • Large master bedroom with French doors • Second bedroom with picturesque stain glass window seat • Bathroom with bath & terrazzo flooring • Washing machine facilities • Under floor cellar/storage • Lock up garage • Gas heating Auction: Guide: Contact:

597 Balcombe Rd, Black Rock 9589 3133

90 Ormond Rd, Elwood 9531 1245

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325 Bay St, Port Melbourne 9646 4444

Saturday 2nd March 10.00am $600,000 - $660,000 Torsten Kasper 0428 454 181 Kylie Hill 0415 742 942

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South Melbourne | 7 Lyell Street

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The cosmopolitan Lifestyle What a wonderful place to call home. This charming 3 bedroom home over 2 levels with sleeping quarters upstairs, smart separate living areas downstairs and serene and green outdoor spaces is a truly inspiring residence. Situated in the heart of South Melbourne, and superbly located in this much sought pocket, the tranquil and wide tree lined street that is Lyell Street. Auction: Saturday 2nd March 1.00pm Guide: $980,000 - $1,050,000

Contact: Joseph Allan 0413 247 525 Daen Ziegler 0403 268 186

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Elwood | 8/26 Mitford Street

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Charming & Serene This charming and sizeable 1st oor 2 bedroom Art Deco apartment set at the rear of a boutique group of only 8, has plenty of Wow. Located where everyone wants to be - nestled in the very heart of cosmopolitan St Kilda, just around the corner from the Botanical gardens. Live the lifestyle with the beach, cafes, bars and tram all at your door, and Balaclava train station only a short walk. Auction: Saturday 2nd March 12.00pm Contact: Joseph Allan 0413 247 525 Daen Ziegler 0403 268 186 Guide: $560,000 - $595,000

Chisholm & Gamon invites you to call Adam Saunders from our Black Rock sales team. Local living, local expertise. For all your Black Rock/ Beaumaris property needs. T 03 9589 3133 M 0405 456 255 E adam@chisholmgamon.com.au

597 Balcombe Rd, Black Rock 9589 3133

90 Ormond Rd, Elwood 9531 1245

325 Bay St, Port Melbourne 9646 4444

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Brighton 7 Bryson Avenue Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

Sat 2nd March at 12noon Contact Agent Wed & Sat at 11.00-11.30am 251 Bay Street Brighton 9596 1111 Simone Chin 0403 857 266 Sam Paynter 0413 531 888

4 Stylish, Sophisticated Executive Living & Entertaining A brilliant architectural design and finished to an exacting standard of luxury, this stunning 4 bedroom home offers sophisticated, contemporary living on an easy-care compact allotment only a stroll from Church Street, Middle Brighton Station and leading schools. With formal and informal living

Brighton 283 St Kilda Street Private Sale Price Inspect Office Contact

$1.75M - $1.85M As advertised or by appointment 251 Bay Street Brighton 9596 1111 Julian Augustini 0418 558 408 Romana Preston 0401 066 909

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4 Substantial beauty with Golden credentials Close to the Yacht Club & Baths, this 4 bedroom plus study, 2.5 bathroom Golden Mile residence is graced with fine formal rooms, north-westerly family living/dining & a 1st-flr children´s lounge. Rich with period detail & modern comforts including a grnd-flr master-suite, stone kitchen, quality bathrooms & air-

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Consummate quality, stunning spaces Built to the highest international standards, this exquisite 2storey three bedroom with study and guest suite, executive residence on an impressive block delivers a living environment of rare refinement and utter exclusivity courtesy of a masterful collaboration between renowned architect James Rigney and

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AUCTION SATURDAY

Beaumaris 21 Hilton Street

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Private Sale Price $2.5M - $2.7M Inspect By appointment Office 12 East Concourse 9589 6077 Contact Garry Murphy 0418 597 241 Michael Cooney 0418 325 052

Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

Grand scale luxury & opulence with sweeping bay views Luxury, opulence, spaciousness & light personify this most unique 4BR, 4.5 bathroom home. More like a Versace resort with its marble tiled floors, lift, chef´s kitchen, open gymnasium, indoor pool/ spa and sauna, the interior decoration will certainly make an impression. www.21hiltonstreetbeaumaris.com

Elwood living, Brighton address (Enter via Ebden Street) Near Elsternwick Park & Primary & a walk to Elwood Village, this stylish dual living home stars a Smeg kitchen, a spa ensuite & WIRs with cool granite benchtops & warm timber floors, this centrally heated & cooled home has theatre & surround-sound wiring, alarm, auto-garage. www.63brickwoodstreetbrighton.com

Sat 23rd February at 12noon $630K - $690K Wed at 11.45-12.15pm, Sat from 11.30am 251 Bay Street 9596 1111 Sarah Korbel 0415 393 898 Campbell Cooney 0418 337 055

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AUCTION SATURDAY

Brighton East 3/29 Pine Street Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

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Sat 23rd February at 1pm Contact Agent Wed at 11.00-11.30am, Sat from 12.30pm 251 Bay Street 9596 1111 Sarah Korbel 0415 393 898 Campbell Cooney 0418 337 055

Private Garden oasis with Dendy Village at the door The only freestanding villa-unit in this lush garden group, this 2 bdrm home is in a world of its own with a side-lane gge from Marriage Rd. Feat an all white kitchen with new appliances, bathrm & nth-facing liv/din & c’tyard, this r/c air-con´d oasis has Dendy Village & Church St within a minute. www.3-29pinestreetbrightoneast.com AUCTION SATURDAY

Brighton East 47a Lucas Street Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

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Boutique buy in the park precinct 1 of just 4 near Dendy Park, this cent-heated 2 bedroom unit with vibrant kitchen & neat bathroom is already updated with polished boards through a large lounge with air-con´r. With a generous courtyard wrapping around to the through-access garage, & stretching out to a front carspace. www.3-8dumaresqstreetbrightoneast.com AUCTION SATURDAY

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Renovated 50s Classic in Prime Parkside Position Immaculately presented, this classic 2BR, 1950s abode enjoys an uplifting ambience metres from Lucas St Reserve. Fully renovated, accommodation includes a spacious living zone with AC & lime washed timber floors opening out to a large alfresco decking. www.47alucasstreetbrightoneast.com

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Brighton East 3/8 Dumaresq Street

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Period character with a leading edge renovation Elegant period character & contemporary sophistication blend together with maximum impact within this comprehensively renovated 3/4 BR family home with stunning nth rear aspect. Includes a private, resort-style alfresco entertaining zone with inviting swimming pool & 3 living zones. www.6parkviewroadbrightoneast.com


AUCTION SATURDAY

Hampton 2/7 Foam Street Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

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Substantial rear home with soaring space With lofty cathedral ceilings and gardens on 2 sides, this up to 3 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom rear home with timber b´top kitchen, ducted heating, reverse cycle air-conditioning and auto-garage is perfect today with scope to upgrade - close to Hampton Street and station. www.2-7foamstreethampton.com

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Stylish, Spacious & Sophisticated Family Living Wonderfully positioned close to Hampton Street, this elegant home offers spacious, stylish living on a low-maintenance allotment. Lavishly appointed, it offers sophisticated formal and stunning informal living areas plus a brilliant alfresco dining and entertaining area. www.8edinburghstreethampton.com

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Brighton 17 Seymour Grove nyora c. 1891 Family living in the grand manner One of the finest homes of JB Were’s 1882 subdivision, Nyora c.1891 is a grand entertainer with 4 bedrooms (master with 2 WIRs), 2 marble bathrooms (including a dual vanity ensuite), a formal former-ballroom, north-facing casual zone, a library & 24sqm cellar. Graced with exquisite period detail, alarmed & hydronically heated, this fine residence is first & foremost a family home set in approx. 11,356sqft/1,055sqm grounds with tiled pool & double garage - a walk to Kostka, station & bay.

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Brighton East 50 Comer Street golf CoursE viEws,tEnnis Court, pool …& ElEgant family living Golf Course views,Tennis court, pool, spa & lavish 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom living, this is the ultimate resort estate ...with the ultimate outlook – to a spectacular 100’+ boundary to Brighton Golf Course! Designed for pool, court & Fairway aspects with formal, family & separate indoor/outdoor living areas, this elegant home features a grnd-flr master-suite, a Neff & CaesarStone kitchen, & every extra including auto-gated double carport… all so close to the South Rd schools in this prized Course precinct.

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Brighton 100 Asling Street Arresting opportunity Formerly used by Victoria Police this 2-storey building is positioned on a generous allotment of 711 m2. Well proportioned, this site benefits from a wide Green Belt, multiple points of vehicle access, including rear ROW and close to public transport connections. Endless scope to rebuild or develop (subject to Council Approval) and capitalise on this blue-chip address close to Martin St Village. This property will be sold by auction and as an added bonus is Stamp Duty exempt.

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NICK JOHNSTONE Brighton 27 Wilson Street

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grand possiBilities on landmark corner An historic opportunity to acquire the former Brighton Police Station site. Located in the prizedTown Hall Precinct on the corner of Wilson and Carpenter Streets, the property has an impressive double-storeyVictorian Italianate style building and a land area of 1,047m2. Possibilities abound to fuse the past with the present to create a residential development (STCA) that beďŹ ts the grandeur of the neighbourhood. Note that this sale is Stamp Duty exempt.

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117/3 Male Street, Brighton 2/544 Hampton Street, Hampton

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Brighton 24 Bay Street Most significant Golden Mile estate of rare seclusion Arguably one of the last great undercapitalised Golden Mile opportunities, this 19,375sqft/1800sqm (approx) property is uniquely secluded beyond a private avenue. Currently housing a 5 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom home, 1 bedroom selfcontained pool-house, tiled pool & spa, court & 6-car garage/carport, this significant property is ready to fulfil its destiny as a grand estate or multi-home project (subject to Council Approval) or landbank for the future. Inarguably one of the greatest Golden Mile opportunities.

Auction Inspect Contact Office

Sat 16 March 11.00am Wed 12-12.30pm Phillip Mellody 0418 344 611 Leigh Hallamore 0418 310 724 Brighton 9592 8000 5

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Hampton 38 Bolton Avenue ’Villandry’ Brighton Beach´s Mediterranean Estate An approx 2,056sqm/23,000sqft estate with court, pool, spa, & expansive 5 bedroom plus study, 3 bathroom, multi-zone home, “Villandry” features an American Oak & Miele kitchen, natural stone & timber & every extra including a double garage & semi-circle drive. With bay views from a 1st-flr master terrace & a coveted Brighton Beach precinct cul-de-sac location, this is a rare jewel.

Auction Price Inspect Contact Office

Saturday 2 March 1:30pm $4,000,000 - $4,500,000 Wed 1.15-1.45pm & Sat 12.15-12.45pm Mark Earle 0419 310 707 Romana Altman 0414 804 270 Sandringham 9598 8222 5

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Port Melbourne 105 Stokes Street Simply Stellar Living by the Sea Stunning throughout this four bedroom plus study home offers expansive living and kitchen with Miele appliances. 3 double bedrooms with robes with large central bathroom while master bedroom opens out into large WIR, complete with ensuite containing shower. The 4th bedroom contains WIR and ensuite. With DLUG and security and more all your needs are met. Come home to this stunning residence and take to the balcony or simply stroll down the beach. It´s living at its best!

Auction Price Inspect Contact Office

Sat 2 March 1.30pm POA by appointment Ross Hams 0410 160 151 Albert Park 9699 5155 4+

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Brighton 82 Carpenter Street Family living on a grand scale With a classical façade, this most impressive home of 5 double bedrooms and home office, offers formal, spacious family and 1st floor living zones, 2.5 bathrooms, a full width master domain and every luxury including sweeping skylit stairway, a 5-Star spa ensuite, parquetry, stone, a butler´s servery, double garaging from rear access plus off street parking and a prized position in the Town Hall precinct - a short walk to Church Street and a variety of schooling.

Auction Inspect Contact Office

Sat 2 March 1.30pm Wed 12.30-1pm David Hart 0417 541 933 Halli Moore 0403 777 661 Brighton 9592 8000 5

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Auction Inspect Contact Office

Sat 2 March 11.00am Wed 12.30-1pm Bert Stewart 0418 350 199 Tony Tolhurst 0418 319 195 Brighton 9592 8000 4

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Brighton 113 Male Street Benchmark quality, breath-taking style A vision of pure white on cream, this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom Victorian offers exquisite single-level living with a marble & Miele kitchen, marble bathrooms & expansive living with bi-folds to carefree north-west gardens. With every luxury including auto-garage & off-street parking, this flawless Victorian sets the renovation benchmark - a short walk to Bay St´s cafes & transport. www.113.malestreetbrighton.com

Auction Price Inspect Contact Office

Sat 2 March 12.30pm $1,200,000 - $1,320,000 Wed 11.45-12.15pm David Hart 0417 541 933 Halli Moore 0403 777 661 Brighton 9592 8000 3

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Brighton 10 Newbay Crescent Corner Newbay´s prettiest opportunity Cornering this coveted Crescent with around 7,665sqft/712sqm of northwesterly rear land, this 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom 1920s home features lounge, dining, casual living around a Miele & timber kitchen & 3rd living, this highgabled home offers gracious living with pool & spa-area ...plus scope to capitalise on this blue-chip corner - a short walk to schools, Church St, Bay St & the Golden Mile beachfront.

Auction Inspect Contact Office

Sat 2 March 11.00am Wed 11-11.30am Halli Moore 0403 777 661 David Hart 0417 541 933 Brighton 9592 8000 3

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Brighton 42a Roslyn Street Provincial style, park lifestyle Standing in groomed low-maintenance gardens with a self-cleaning fully-tiled pool & double garage, this French Provincial-style 4 BR & home-office, 2.5 bthrm David McCallum-built home features fine formal rooms, northerly oriented family living & arched al fresco colonnade. With a balconied master domain with dual-vanity spa ensuite, this substantial home is finished to a standard expected of this leading designer/builder with handcrafted finishes, clever details & every prestige option. Close to Church St., a walk through the parks to local shopping & cafes, this is a real classic family home.

Auction Inspect Contact Office

Sat 2 March 12.30pm Wed 1.15-1.45pm Bert Stewart 0418 350 199 Tony Tolhurst 0418 319 195 Brighton 9592 8000 4

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Brighton 26-28 Victoria Street 5 Bedroom Luxury Home on approx 1440sqm This wonderful home features a floodlit, all-weather tennis court, 20m self-cleaning heated pool and spa, outdoor BBQ area & a master suite including a parents’ retreat leading to a terrace. Luxury living is defined with heated floors, automated blinds and a zoned sound and plasma TV system. Parking for 5 cars off-street is accessed by remote controlled gates, with home entry from the large double garage. The home has a keyless entry, security system and CAT 6 cabling. Centrally located between Church Street and Brighton’s beachfront, there is easy access to a fine selection of public and private schools with Bayside’s famous sandbelt golf courses a short 1015 minutes drive.

Auction Inspect Contact Office

Sat 2 March 2.30pm By Appointment Brian Devlin 0419 395 241 Regina Schmidt 0438 659 128 Brighton 9592 8000 5

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Hampton 27B Smith Street Design, detail & a gate to the park! The park is through a gate in the back fence, the schools and Hampton St are within a walk ...and a new benchmark in architectural quality and design is right here! This exciting new project from boasts 3 bedroom and study, 2.5 bathroom streetfront home brings together some of the biggest names in the business. There´s a full complement of Miele appliances, soft-close drawers and a butler´s pantry for the Emporite kitchen, Roger Seller fittings for the bathrooms, CaesarStone benchtops and Harper and Sandilands engineered wideboard flooring throughout. Centrally heated, airconditioned and alarmed with video-intercom and a 5 Star energy rating, this breath-taking home showcases amazing attention to detail with designer-style cabinetry, custom-designed laser-cut screening and Artimide lighting. Even the exterior spaces set the standard with a glass-tiled, glass-fenced pool set in bluestone paving, Spotted Gum decking and seating beside a BBQ pavilion and an aggregate drive to an auto-garage. A showcase of quality brands and designer names, this is a striking statement in Bayside architecture. www.27b.smithstreethampton.com Auction Price Inspect Contact Office

Sat 16 March 12.30pm $1,100,000-$1,200,000 Wed 7.30-8pm Lambros Bollas 0413 861 979 Christian Hegarty 0409 449 948 Sandringham 9598 8222 3+

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Highett 6 Regworth Court Splash out on a Bayside Family entertainer! In a prized edge-of-Sandringham court, this 5 bedroom & study, 2 bathroom, dual living home with Ilve kitchen is set in the ultimate entertainer´s garden with a deck, a pool-pavilion & playground area beside the glass-fenced tiled pool & spa! With a 1st-flr master & study, there´s every comfort & just 1 minute to the bay & 1 block to the bus to Sandringham station & Village! www.6.regworthcourthighett.com

Auction Price Inspect Mel Ref Contact Office

Sat 2 March 11.30am $1,150,000 - $1,250,000 Wed 11.45-12.15pm & Sat 10.45-11.15am 77 A9 Christian Hegarty 0409 449 948 Richard Slade 0419 588 873 Sandringham 9598 8222 5

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Sandringham 71 Abbott Street Create an estate ...or just wait! One of the last great parcels of Sandringham land with sun-bathed northerly rear aspect, this approx 13,460sqft/1,250sqm property has development promise (subject to Council Approval) or luxury estate potential (with room for pool & court). But don´t overlook the existing 4 bedroom & mezzanine, 2 bathroom, dual zone home behind this 5-car drive -perfect to rent or enjoy until this sunny land is set to shine. www.71.abbottstreetsandringham.com

Auction Price Inspect Mel Ref Contact Office

Sat 2 March 2.20pm $1,700,000 - $1,900,000 Wed 12.30-1pm & Sat 2.45-3.15pm 76 H9 Mark Earle 0419 310 707 Christian Hegarty 0409 449 948 Sandringham 9598 8222 4

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Sandringham 11 Wentworth Avenue Pure prestige between the park & the Greens! In the Sandbelt park precinct, this 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom home has northerly living on 2 levels & a C´Stone & Smeg kitchen, suites upstairs & down & every extra including double auto-garage. This is prestige living with every luxury ...including a Sandy address! www.11.wentworthavenuesandringham.com

Auction Price Inspect Mel Ref Contact Office

Sat 2 March 12.30pm $1,100,000 - $1,200,000 Wed 1-1.30pm & Sat 12-12.30pm 77 B12 John Crouch 0407 819 074 Peter Hickey 0412 569 480 Sandringham 9598 8222 4

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St Kilda 8A St Leonards Avenue Landmark Luxury, Benchmark Beauty Unarguably amongst St Kilda´s finest properties, this evocative five bedroom, four bathroom Federation era home´s refined formal living and dining rooms, light filled library and charming sun room are matched by the modern mood of generous family room, informal dining, granite and Gaggenau kitchen and upstairs teenagers´ lounge. Beyond, lush gardens, solar heated pool, entertaining pavilion and summer house provide un-paralleled appeal on some 1386sqm. Cellar, garaging and off street parking. In a class, and a world, of its own yet only moments from Fitzroy Street and every St Kilda attraction.

Beaumaris 8 Coreen Avenue 4 beds, 2 baths, study, 2 zones...and more! Set in well-utilised full gardens, this cent-heated 1960s beauty offers 4 bedrooms (master with ensuite & WIR), a study, air-con´d lounge/dining & a sunny family-room! With a workshop, double carport...even a cubby, this is a surprise package - a walk to parks, schools & the beach. www.8.coreenavenuebeaumaris.com

Expressions of Interest Closing 21st March 5pm Inspect Sat 23rd 3.30 - 4.30pm Contact Matthew Young 0403 313 839 Arthur Apostoleros 0411 515 015 Rohan White 0408 504 448 Office St Kilda 9536 7222 5

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Sat 16 March 2.30pm $780,000 - $850,000 Wed 2-2.30pm & Sat 1.452.15pm 86 E5 Romana Altman 0414 804 270 Mark Earle 0419 310 707 Sandringham 9598 8222 4 2 2

Set in a private and secure family area, this modern home offers a relaxed lifestyle around golf courses, schools and cafés. Open plan kitchen with separate living zones creates a harmonious lifestyle in the 33+ square home, with plenty of room in the covered outdoor entertaining area. Upstairs offers fantastic accommodation with large bedrooms throughout. A short walk to all the amenities.

Auction Price Inspect Contact Office

Sat 2 March 1.30pm $910,000 - $1,000,000 Wed 11-11.30am Tom Davidson 0488 017 500 Bill Jowett 0421 052 150 Sandringham 9598 8222 2 2 3

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Black Rock 32 Central Avenue Edwardian elegance...steps to the sand! The original home of the McDonald Reserve precinct, this heated, air-con´d & alarmed 4 bedrm, 1.5 bathrm Edwardian features formal & family living, Kleenmaid kitchen, spa-bathroom & enchanting period detail - all set behind broad front gardens just 150m from the bay.

Brighton 75A Cole Street Auction Price Inspect Mel Ref Contact Office

Sat 2 March 11.00am $1,190,000 - $1,290,000 Wed & Sat 11-11.30am 86 A6 Scott Hamilton 0414 705 486 Sandringham 9598 8222 4 1+ 2

www.32.centralavenueblackrock.com

Brighton 3/9 Collington Avenue Ground-floor entry to a blue-chip address Make this your ground-floor entry to a Church St Hill address! Ground-floor in a solid-brick retro group, this sizeable 2 bedroom apartment with private carport is scaled up with a huge lounge, kitchen with dining & a generous bathroom with individual shower & bath plus separate WC. Rent as is & reap the rewards of this location close to the station & Church St.

Stylishly Spacious with Glistening City Views This home features a clever floor plan with tall ceilings, polished floorboards, spacious powder room and main central northern open plan entertainers´ zone. A well-appointed kitchen is complemented with SMEG appliances & large living and dining areas flow onto a substantial alfresco decked area. A northern rooftop terrace features a backdrop of amazing city skyline views.

Auction Price Inspect Contact Office

Sat 16 March 3.30pm Contact Agent Wed 3-3.30pm & Sat 4-4.30pm Andrew Campbell 0419 366 545 Adam Gillon 0418 313 354 Brighton 9592 8000 3 3 2

Brighton 48 Outer Crescent Auction Price Inspect Contact Office

Sat 2 March 3.30pm $490,000 - $550,000 Wed 1.15-1.45pm Halli Moore 0403 777 661 David Hart 0417 541 933 Brighton 9592 8000 1 1 2

Timeless space & charm in school precinct In the heart of the school precinct near Bay St, this 5 BR, 3 bthrm 2-stry surprise package features fine formal lounge & dining, relaxed family living, a flexible grnd-flr master & a surprisingly spacious 1st-flr children´s level. With parking including a garage, a timber kitchen & large bathrooms, this solid home offers excellent scope to upgrade & capitalise on this blue-chip address.

Auction Inspect Contact Office

11.30am Sat 23 February FebruarInspect Wed 4.15-4.45pm Tony Tolhurst 0418 319 195 Bert Stewart 0418 350 199 Brighton 9592 8000 5 3 1

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Brighton East 46 Robinson Street North sun, elevated aspect, flexible potential Set high on the northern side of the street, this approx 618sqm property has the perfect orientation & location for a prestige new home. Rebuild to capture sun & enhance elevation, but don´t overlook the possibility to extend. Existing late-period 3 BR & study home comes with separate lounge & dining and a well-configured floorplan.

Auction Price Inspect Contact Office

Hampton East 7 Howitt Avenue Sat 2 March 2.30pm $800,000 - $880,000 Wed 2-2.30pm Halli Moore 0403 777 661 David Hart 0417 541 933 Brighton 9592 8000 3 1 1

Designer style for a family lifestyle! Renovated with flair, this stylish 4 bedrm, 2.5 bathrm home is a showcase of designer detail from its corian & Ilve kitchen, to designer bathrm & ensuite, to plantation shuttered bedrms. With indoor/outdoor living, study nook & double garage. Close to Hampton St & parklands.

Auction Price Inspect Mel Ref Contact Office

www.7.howittavenuehamptoneast.com

Sat 2 March 3.30pm $780,000 - $860,000 Wed 12-12.30pm 12-12.30pm&&Sat 12.15-12.45pm 77 A6 Andrew Campbell Andrew Campbell 0419 366 545 Adam Gillon 0418 313 354 Hampton East 9555 0622 4 2+ 2

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Auction Price Inspect Mel Ref Contact Office

Sat 16 March 12.30pm $1,000,000 - $1,100,000 Sat 11-11.30am 76 J9 Peter Hickey 0412 569 480 Scott Hamilton 0414 705 486 Sandringham 9598 8222 3 2 3

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BRIGHTON 11A HUNTINGFIELD ROAD

STUNNING ENTERTAINERS HOME With impressive 20 square basement garage. • Cutting edge architecture with fabulous indoor/outdoor living areas. Full length pool encased in a stone feature wall. • Highest quality fixtures and textures featuring Meile stone kitchen & butler´s kitchen, home office, sitting room and family/ living divided by suspended stone open fire place. • C-bus, security and an 8 zone integrated audio visual entertainment system.

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further bedrooms, 2nd ensuite and luxury family bathroom; rumpus/ retreat plus large balcony. • Basement garage can fit min 6 cars, boat, bikes with turntable, storage/racking and workbench. • Located in Brighton´s "dress circle" in quiet exclusive cul de sac behind Church St shops and the station.

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As advertised or by appointment Trudy Biggin 0417 127 528 142 Church Street, Brighton 9592 4300

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