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he always-reliable Washington Post has provided their innocence or somebody else’s fault in the case of a the answer to the question of the week, following common crash or common insurance scam. the astonishing meteor crash in Russia: why do Which got me wondering why this neat little bit of so many Russians have dashboard cams? technology was not so common here. The relatively low As the paper noted, this amazing astronomical cost of car insurance in this country (and compulsory event was remarkably well-documented, as video third-party insurance) might have something to do with after video of the explosion came to light, thanks it: the battle to get money in the case of an accident is to the prevalence of these non-stop recorders. not that hard. Always in the background was some anodyne But road users now appear to be much more Why are Russian talk-radio program, or some ee-zee sceptical of official road technology than they dashboard listening music; and, according to those who have been in the past and are more likely these cams not more days to legally challenge red-light camera or understand the language, you could almost common always hear the driver saying some version of radar evidence. On the basis that our natural here? “What the hell was that?” Australian tendency to disregard authority has The Post duly reported that the reason there intensified even a little, I wonder how common are so many recordings of the incident is because the introduction of one’s own dash-cam evidence is Russia has one of the highest car-accident rates in the nowadays? And would it even be accepted in a court of world, with more than 35,000 road deaths annually, law? according to Bloomberg. Even Prime Minister Dmitry We’ve all seen the little outrages: the nudge of the car Medvedev has felt compelled to excoriate his fellow in front as a driver misjudges the distance while leaving citizens as having “undisciplined, criminally careless a park, and we watch, mouth agape in amazement, as behaviour” on the roads. As a consequence, drivers fit said driver serenely pulls out into traffic without pause. out their cars with recording devices that can help prove Even the days of the famous non-admission of fault
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seem to be over. (You know how it goes: the note under the wiper that reads, “Everyone watching me writing this thinks I’m leaving you my phone number after dinging your car, but you and I know better, don’t we?” I haven’t received one of those in years.) So if we have become less likely to admit fault, but more insistent on proving another’s fault, will we take the Russian route? Well, they are certainly becoming more popular, and are often incorporated into the sat-nav systems that many cars commonly have. You can get one for just a few hundred bucks, and insurance companies are prepared to look at the vision in the case of a dispute. One slick law firm in New South Wales clearly likes so much the opportunities such cameras offer, they provide a discount on a dash-cam if you buy it through them. What amuses me is that Australian motorists are already such a highly watched group, with police, security, toll road and street cameras everywhere. If we also become the watchers, duelling with authorities as we brandish our own bits of footage, faith in video reality is going to take on a whole new meaning. \
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She’s been all over the world, but now Catriona Rowntree is glad to be a stay-at-home mum in Geelong, writes LINLEY WILKIE
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f you took everything you saw on television literally, you’d think Getaway presenter Catriona Rowntree spent the entire summer globetrotting to heavenly holiday destinations such as Rome, the Chatham Islands, Montenegro and Dubai. In reality, Australia’s most-loved frequent flyer has been living it up at home on the outskirts of Geelong. Summer signalled the start of harvest and while her grazier husband, James Pettit, has been busy gathering crops on their Anakie farm, Rowntree has been gearing up for a bumper 2013 – sans suitcase. As her 16 years with Getaway come to a close, she’s welcoming projects that don’t involve leaving for weeks, but rather popping out for a few hours, then coming home to her young family. Rowntree moved to Pettit’s grain and merino farm before their wedding in 2008, never thinking she’d find happiness in cultivating a garden, collecting eggs from the hen house and supporting Geelong Football Club – Pettit’s only non-negotiable house rule. It’s not just the champion footy team that has impressed Rowntree, however. The 41-year-old has only positive things to say about her adopted home base. “I love and encourage the fact that Geelong still has the energy of a big country town,” she says. “The future health of tourism and the community relies on that. The towns which excel are those that cherish and promote their unique personalities, not trying to become homogenised like everybody else.” Rowntree is reluctant to call herself a local (“I don’t think you’re allowed to say that unless you’re born and bred”) but rather an outsider who moved here and fell in love. “I don’t mind shouting that from the rooftops,” she says. “I was dragged here kicking and screaming but every day something occurs where I think, ‘I cannot believe this is my life’. “I never thought I’d be able to adapt and never thought I could leave my family in Sydney.” Rowntree grew up in the harbour city, studying journalism before working in community radio and as a presenter on Triple J until the mid-1990s. While still on radio, she joined Channel Nine as a researcher, then presenter on the children’s program Wonder World!, followed by What’s Up Doc? In 1996, the network gave her the ultimate presenting gig, on its top-rating travel program, Getaway. 8 The weekly review \ february 27, 2013
Rowntree’s bubbly personality (and a knack of reporting on from her beloved grandmother, Riria Smeaton. in a bikini) was an instant hit with viewers and her “I just wrote what I think is my last chapter today, name quickly became synonymous with the show. which had me in floods of tears,” she says. Publishers Late last year, however, it was announced that Allen & Unwin approached Rowntree to write the book, Channel Nine hadn’t renewed her contract. Despite as it was widely reported she and Smeaton were best subsequent headlines such as “Catriona told to friends. “What they didn’t know was my grandmother Getaway”, Rowntree insists her relationship with the was fighting for her life and I genuinely didn’t know if network remains strong and its door is always open. it would be a mutual project or a memoir,” Rowntree Indeed, she was recently host of the network’s New says. “Unfortunately it ended up being the latter. She Year’s Eve coverage. passed away in the middle of writing the book (in 2010, “They have given me every opportunity to fly and aged 97). I gave birth (to Charles) not long after and it have been so supportive,” she says. “First and foremost was just too painful to write. But lo and behold, today I it’s a business and I no longer live around the corner just sent off that last chapter and it will be released for from head office, so I was very understanding. You just Mother’s Day.” have to roll with it. I feel like I’m the embodiment of the Rowntree’s first book, Catriona’s Australia: My line so many new parents go through – you can have it Favourite Aussie Locations was released in 2006 to all, just not all at the same time.” celebrate a decade on Getaway. Quizzed on her Rowntree and Pettit have two sons, Andrew favourite international destination, she doesn’t “I’ve (aged 3) and Charles (nearly 2). hesitate in nominating Bhutan. finally “They’re incredibly happy, healthy, “As a traveller, it completely altered my realised it’s OK perspective on so many levels,” she says. “The gorgeous little bubbas,” she says. “They live their whole life outdoors, [like] pigs in mud.” king believes that gross domestic happiness is that I can’t Rowntree, on the other hand, felt like a duck more important than gross domestic product shear” out of water for some time and still doesn’t and I love their ethos of what you put into life is consider herself a farmer’s wife per se. precisely what you’ll get out.” “I finally realised it’s OK that I can’t shear, can’t cook Unlike Paris or New York, which she navigates like a and have no idea about soil quality,” she says. “I don’t local, Rowntree says she’s unlikely to return to Bhutan, have to conform. I can contribute my own unique skills “but that’s fine by me. I learnt my lessons, and that’s the and still help. I’m now an ambassador for Australian joy of travelling as well: appreciating the moment and Wool Innovation and Landcare, doing all sorts of things what’s in front of you there and then.” to …” she pauses, “I suppose make my husband and Rowntree’s travel obsession doesn’t stop there. She’s children proud.” also crazy about airline food, airports, encountering She describes herself and Pettit as “a real team”. bizarre experiences and shopping in weird and “That’s possibly the joy of marrying a farmer. Neither wonderful places. But she adores the offerings in her of us has nine-to-five jobs. We live on the same property own backyard as well. “I love the shopping in Geelong. I as my in-laws, so that’s a gift as well.” need not ask for anything more.” Rowntree will continue her work with Australian People stop Rowntree in the street constantly, Wool Innovation and Landcare this year, while keeping chewing the fat about holiday destinations, how she’s her fingers in several other pies. There’s the range of settled into farm life and her sons. And the social baby clothes she has designed in conjunction with butterfly just loves it. “I think it’s a compliment that Target since 2009 – “it’s going through the roof and people find you approachable,” she says. “I suppose I’ve we’re about to do a wool range,” she enthuses. been in people’s living rooms every week for 20 years, so Ever the go-getter, her goal is to expand into giftware it’s a wonderful thing.” \ firstname.lastname@example.org with the retail giant and she’s flirting with the idea of writing children’s books. we welcome your feedback @ Writing isn’t foreign to Rowntree, who recently www.theweeklyreview.com.au/cover-story finished a guide chock full of tips and advice passed
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My View \ KATRINA HALL SEARCHES FOR CULINARY INSPIRATION
ast week I found myself writing a list of things my family likes to eat, and then I stuck it on the fridge. It doesn’t get more sad, or lo-fi, than that, does it? But I’m finding it hard to think of something to cook for dinner every day. If I’ve already done roast chicken and bolognese early in the week, I’m out of ideas by Wednesday. Really, is it absolutely necessary for us to eat every day? Clearly, I have an overall post-holiday, back-in-the-routine malaise, and a distinct lack of focus. I’m all over the place. While racking my brain for dinner ideas, I remembered eating rabbit when I was a kid, and not being all that happy about it. Then I remembered how my mother-in-law used to tell her many children that rabbit was actually Chinese chicken, because none of them wanted to eat little bunnies, and it led to a schoolyard punch-up. Long story, but some primary-school opponent said no, that’s not Chinese chicken, it’s rabbit, and got a black eye for it. No need for further detail. People grow up and become law-abiding professionals. Nothing to see here. Anyway, then I had this even scarier thought. What if our mothers had Facebook, back in the day? And, like all the mothers I seem to know in these here fancy ol’ modern times, they shared their boring daily minutiae and their dinner plans. They’d be like, “Wearing my rabbit fur coat while I’m cooking rabbit. Far out and kinky, man.” Or “Apricot chicken in the oven, kids watching The Banana Splits, so big glass of Ben Ean for me”. Or maybe, “Help, just tried to make a casserole and there’s no French onion soup mix in the pantry. Any ideas?”. Or, if it wasn’t about food, then “My new Jag jeans don’t have a pocket big enough to fit
my ciggies. Going to have to get the kids to carry them for me, LOL PPLS”. Anyhoo, not sure where that little thought-bubble segue came from, possibly just because I’m bored and, of course, Facebook and food are just plain interconnected in my mind. (At the moment a mate is posting daily pics of bread he is baking. The bread looks so delicious I want to go right over to his house, eat it all up and then slap him.) Then I had another thought: my brother-in-law, whose oldest child just started primary school, was excited to see all the mums wearing Lycra at school drop-off. His wife was surprised he noticed, because she didn’t. And then it occurred to me that these Lycra-wearing women, who presumably have time to exercise in the morning, probably already have dinner sorted. The meal has been selected and prepared from a weekly recipe plan, gleaned from ideas clipped from Real Living and Sunday Life magazines. They might even make a week’s worth of school lunches on Sunday night and put them in the freezer. Extra time for them in the mornings to straighten their hair before they get on their Lycra, man. (I see women in Lycra all the time at the supermarket and sometimes I envy them, but mostly I just half-sneer because I’m a bitch; I also hope they haven’t had their workout yet, because it would be nice to assume they’ve had a shower before they’ve sweated all over the produce). Yes, well, clearly I’m in a bitter and twisted daily-life rut already, and it’s only Feb. \ email@example.com we welcoMe your feedback
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barista \ LEANNE TOLRA REVIEWS PROSPECT ESPRESSO café owners Matt Ward and Mitch Haworth seem to have the food, coffee, atmosphere and service balance just the way Camberwell likes it. The pair of hospitality professionals, who lost interest in university degrees in other fields, met while working for a large catering company. Over beers they put a café of their own, preferably in the eastern suburbs, on the to-do list and then set about gaining experience in cafés and fine-dining venues. The renovation budget was tight, but with the help of family and friends they have created a workable, appealing space that seats 30 in close comfort. Ward says top-quality food and coffee were paramount and chef Will Manning (Botanical, Verge) has created a short but inventive breakfast and lunch menu. Dishes are artfully presented on wooden boards and in elegant ceramic dishes and show the chef’s fine-dining background, particularly a memorable coconut rice pudding, dressed with slices of mango and lychee, which is given crunch with toasted rice and sweetness with dollops of foamy “lime air”. The house coffee blend is roasted by Richmond-based Rosso, while regular
guest roasters include The Maling Room, Dukes Coffee Roasters and Padre Coffee. Plans for a second café will probably need refining over a beer or two.
Prospect Espresso 2a Prospect Hill Road, Camberwell Phone \ 9882 7359 Barista \ Mitch Haworth Coffee \ Rosso, guest roasters Barista’s choice \ Strong latte Open \ Monday to Friday 7am to 4pm; weekends 8am-4.30pm
Mitch Haworth’s most recent barista gig was at his mother’s café, Daisy’s on the Bay, in Sorrento, while Matt Ward’s was at Coin Laundry in Armadale. The business partners proffer quite a list of café names between them and share the load at peak times. Haworth says he had been “making coffee” for seven years but says he only became a barista three years ago: “For me it was about taking control over what I was doing and of the coffee itself. That was when I started to get passionate about coffee and when it became a full-time obsession rather than job.” He lists Prahran’s Orange café “in its heyday”, Rouge in Armadale and Espresso 3121 under the “barista” section of his resumé. We were impressed by a cold-drip brew full of maple syrup and chocolate flavours, made with a sun-dried Barrios Estate coffee from Honduras, and also a grapefruit and lime zest-filled espresso using an Emporium Estate bean from Panama; both were roasted by The Maling Room. \ firstname.lastname@example.org
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In a narrow space just off Burke Road, this pleasant café shows no signs of its former four decades as a hairdressing salon. The facelift includes a cheery white-and-yellowtiled barista’s station, a recycled timber communal table decorated with jugs of native flowers and a cold-drip system, plus a quirky wall tiled with sliced cypress-pine posts. Tight seating maximises space, with the help of window benches, and banquettes bearing colourful cushions. Hanging bulbs, black plastic chairs and perky peppermint cups keep the theme simple, but the gleaming La Marzocco GB5 espresso machine and the enticing cake display announce devotion. \
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here are many wine highlights through the year but the one event I look forward to is the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival wine masterclass weekend. Along with a chance to taste great wines, the panel discussions are a source of great wine information and have inspired columns in these pages. This year, one event promises one of the best tastings of the past few years. Starring are wines from revered producers such as Rousseau, Raveneau, Guigal and Sassicaia, rare Australian wines, and a panel appearance by Jancis Robinson. She’s Britain’s equivalent of Australian wine critic and expert James Halliday, and her thoughts on the wines being poured and her views on the Australian wines on show will be great to hear. There’s only one problem – I won’t be there. My brother-in-law is getting married soon and I’ll be at a Brunswick brewery on March 9 celebrating his buck’s day. However, I got in early and asked Robinson a few questions about the Australian wine industry. Where does the Australian wine industry stand on a world scale? “Most unfortunately, it has lost a bit of status recently thanks to the large volumes of rather ordinary wine that have been reaching export markets. I think this has tarnished its earlier image as an innovator, leader in scientific matters and supreme marketeer.” Our strengths and weaknesses as a wine nation? “The Australian wine industry is quite nimble. It may be a supertanker but it can change direction rapidly, as witness the sea change in chardonnay styles recently. As for its weaknesses, on export markets it needs to work harder at distribution and really setting up long-term relationships with smaller importers rather than just flooding the mass market. Australia needs to promote
its smaller and medium wine producers who can help improve the image of Australian wine quality.” Varieties and wine styles Australia can lay claim to being a world leader? “Hunter Valley semillon, Rutherglen muscats and what you now insist on calling topaques and Barossa shiraz are the most obvious styles unique to Australia.” The future of Australian wine? “I’m sure Australia will continue to produce an ever-wider range of vine varieties both as varietals and as blends, but it should continue to make such great classics as Margaret River cabernet, Clare and Eden valley riesling, Coonawarra cabernet, Adelaide Hills sauvignon, Victorian pinot noir and fine chardonnays.” \ email@example.com To read more reviews
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M. Chapoutier Tournon Lady’s Lane Vineyard Shiraz 2009 (Heathcote) $60; 15.5%
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each year i look forward to the arrival of the new vintage of Mitchell Harris rosé. This 65/35 blend of sangiovese and pinot noir is full of pretty aromas of summer berries, watermelon and exotic orange-blossom water. dry and savoury, its intense strawberry, raspberry and citrus flavours show depth and elegance. A nicely structured wine, with crisp acidity and textural mouthfeel, it builds and builds to a long, refreshing finish.
★★★★ ½ silky
Food match \ Beef and oyster pie
Payne’s Rise Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Oakridge 864 Single Block Release Chardonnay 2011
(Yarra Valley) $30; 13.5% ★★★★ ½
it’s rare a 15.5% wine comes along and displays not only elegance but a sense of place. This is anything but a jammy fruit bomb, with Heathcote’s wet stone and mineral characters, plus attractive cherry, herbs, blackberry, graphite and spice aromas. in the mouth, similar intense flavours display a lightness of touch, with a silky texture nicely matched with bright, zippy acid and a nice mouthful of sandy tannins. Cherry and rhubarb flavours carry through on the long finish.
Food match \ steak tartare
Cabernet was the wine that got the Yarra Valley started as a wine region and, while pinot and chardonnay are the region’s current stars, it’s an often-overlooked variety – ignore at your wine-loving peril. Blackcurrant, blackberry, briar and dusty cedar oak aromas are delicate and interesting, and it’s fine-boned structure an elegant highlight. Bright acid mixes with drying, grippy tannins and the driving cassis, vanilla, redcurrant flavours are a delight. Food match \ lamb koftes
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(Yarra Valley) $77; 13.4% ★★★★★ ENERgETiC
produced from the red volcanic soil “drive” block at the Funder & diamond vineyard, in Wandin east. it’s said that a wine of terroir is a wine of the mouth and, while there’s plenty of allure to the complex floral and struck-match aromas, this really shines when it passes the lips. it’s smooth, textural, yet energetic, with racy lemon, white stonefruit and minerality. A composed, lengthy finish is a delight. Food match \ pan-fried flounder
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This comes in a 750ml bottle, rather than the normal half or 500ml bottles. Great value. From vineyards in Glenrowan and Rutherglen, this is an insanely floral wine, with orange-blossom and rose-petal notes – notes you’d hardly expect from a wine the colour of toffee – plus raisin and dried fruits. There’s toffee on the complex, rich palate though, plus orange rind, more raisins, spice and a touch of coffee. unctuous in the mouth, it’s rich rather than heavy, with a clean long coffee, toffee-sultana finish. drink it cold. Food match \ dark chocolate
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reat hospitality requires an exceptional host and, at the new Bar di Stasio, they’ve got a cracker. His name is Daniele, a young Italian fresh out from Ancona, I think he said, and he works the 40-seat space like a stage. When we arrive for lunch there is not another soul in this chic new bar annexed to the landmark Café di Stasio, but Daniele’s personality is big enough to fill the place twice over. When we ask the obligatory “how are you?” he bellows, “I am powerful!” and somehow we just know we’re in for a good time. He recommends kicking off with a Roman mule. It’s a muddle of vodka, mint, ginger beer and Ramazzotti, an amaro liqueur made to a 200-year-old recipe. A perfect match for this long, hot summer we’re having. While he stirs the spirits, we check out the renos. What used to be a Japanese restaurant is now a terrazzo-floored space with glossy walls of waxed plaster and a sexy slab of marble bartop. High padded stools front the counter, pale-timber tables and chairs surround it. A rear corridor leads to two private rooms. The standout visuals are artworks by Biennale star Callum Morton. The maze of red scaffolding above the entrance is a bit … well, you can make up your own mind. It just seems a bit noisy for this serene space. Apparently the distressed walls and renovation remnants, cased behind glass, are also his doing. Being a philistine, I don’t grasp that fact immediately. “What’s this?” I ask Daniele, pointing to the exposed pipe and bricks, some old paint on plaster, and blue strips where something might have been stuck previously. It looks like Beirut, circa 1987. “Were you just renovating and thought it looked good like this so you put some glass over it?” “No-no-no-no-no,” he shakes his head, slowly. “We had to pay a leetle bit more than that for this.” What – is it art? “Yes. Callum Morton was the artist. He did the red one as well.” Right, well, salute! Saved by the mules. Two silver cups appear, gaily striped straws poking out the top. They are, as expected, ideal in this weather. Even better with food. Our new mate gets us in the mood. “Would you like some beautiful bolognese arancini?” he asks. “I promise you this … they make the arancini even better than my mother.” Have you told your mother? “No. I won’t be telling my mother.” The three risotto balls are ping-pong sized, crisp outside, creamy soft inside, the flavours boosted by a forceful aïoli dip. Fried tastes of the sea – calamari rings, fat prawns, white fish, soft-shell crab – are lightly battered and seasoned and served in a paper cone with a squeeze of lemon. Simple pleasures. Caprese al forno is deliciously unorthodox – two slow-roasted tomato halves, each crowned with a dollop of goat’s cheese nicely browned by the grill, and a tiny basil leaf on top. It’s soft and yielding and savoury, served with grilled bread smeared with a hint of garlic.
warm caPrese salad
Daniele’s favourite pasta of the six on offer (including lasagna and gnocchi) is spaghettone la gricia, so we dutifully order it. The thick spaghetti – cooked to that chewy al dente stage that only proper Italian restaurants get right – is dredged in oil and pecorino, tossed with tomatoes and spiked with fried, skinny strips of pork cheek that taste like soft crackling. “Mmm, the animal bits are niiiice,” groans my usually vegetarian friend. (Bacon. Gets ’em every time.) The only thing I wish for is some bread to mop up the sauce, because my fingers get really greasy doing the job. All this food is making us hungry; what else, Daniele? “The lamb chops are speechless!” he declares. They are served almost rare, the flavours enhanced by salt and lemon, with a chilli-laced Chianti relish on the side that’s superfluous for anyone who loves their lamb. Seared and sliced tuna with beans and agrodolce is the least interesting plate. There’s nothing wrong with it – the tuna lightly seared with a parsley crust and
drizzled with sweet-and-sour sauce – but it doesn’t impress like the rest of the dishes. And it doesn’t even come close to the miniature pigeon pie. This is a creation that’s sufficiently fabulous to give Andrew McConnell’s famous lobster rolls (up the road at Golden Fields) a run for their money. Barely three bites big, each one is a swooning mouthful of buttery pastry, slow-roasted bird, cherry, cinnamon and star-anise. The ultimate party pie. It could almost do for dessert, but then you’d miss the pleasure of the the crostata di frutta, a blueberry-filled, just-warmed tart that, quite literally, melts on the tongue. By the time we leave, in the middle of a glorious summer afternoon, the new Bar di Stasio is packed. And Daniele is at the height of his powerfulness. \ firstname.lastname@example.org to read more reviews
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BAR DI STASIO 31 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda Cuisine \ Italian Chef \ Steven Rofe Hip pocket \ Eat well for $30-$40 a head Open \ Daily 11.30am-11pm Highlights \ The staff, the cocktails, the food Lowlights \ The scaffolding Bookings \ Yes, but feel free to drop in Phone \ 9525 3999 » www.distasio.com.au
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sPaghettone la gricia
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fashion \ jane rocca meets josH Goot, tHe cooL WooL renaIssance man
the look The Wool Renaissance panel comes together on March 22 at Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, and covers everything from catwalk trends in 2014 and beyond, to the cool wool crusade that is fashion designer Josh Goot, and the abundance of others following in his innovative footsteps.
enowned Australian fashion designer Josh Goot remembers his first encounters with wool – as a kid in a school jumper: hardly romantic and guaranteed 100 per cent itchy. His love of wool and desire to use it in his collections has more to do with the flexibility of the fibre and the allure that comes with using it in tailoring and cocktail dresses. Known for his edgy and minimalist designs, Goot, who launched his label in 2004, is in demand. He returns for L’Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival this year (his first in a while) to speak at The Wool Renaissance – where he’ll discuss designing with wool and his passion for cool wool collections. “The first time I started working with Australian wool was in 2006,” says Sydney-based Goot. “It was my second year doing the Josh Goot label and we were going to New York to show on their fashion week schedule. It was for my fall collection and during that time I really started to discover Australian wool. “Before then I worked with wool in knitted textiles but we then developed our own woollen textile with Australian Wool Innovation. It was a wool viscose blend with a clear-gloss coating which we used in a few looks in the show.” Goot, who dropped out of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival in Sydney last year alongside Dion Lee to focus on resort-collection launches in New York, says he is looking forward to taking part in LMFF Paris Runaway 01 alongside Akira, Toni Maticevski and Collette Dinnigan. Last year model Miranda Kerr wore Goot’s wool tuxedo as part of David Jones’ autumn/ winter showcase. Since then, the tuxedo has been part of his capsule collection for David Jones and is available for purchase from March. Goot isn’t afraid to stretch wool to its limit. He says it’s great for tailoring, but just as fabulous in aspects of chic sportswear and cocktail dresses. “Wool crosses all mediums well. It doesn’t cross every single medium and we tend to use it a lot in tailoring, but I love adding it in capsules of cocktail dresses that come in wool blends, in knitwear and in heavy tailoring like wool coats. Its presence in my fashion sportswear range sees wool bonded to other fabrics for flexibility.” He is part of an expert panel at LMFF presenting The Wool Renaissance. He teams with Australian Wool Innovation’s global innovation manager Roy Kettlewell, who has more than 40 years’ experience covering wool techniques to educating larger brands on the use of merino wool in collections, and WGSN’s head of materials and knits from Britain Helen Palmer, who will discuss catwalk trends for 2014 and ’15. \ email@example.com
Classy: Josh Goot (top) and his wool tuxedo, worn by Miranda Kerr.
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Designer Megan Hess is one of Australia’s renowned fashion illustrators. Not only has she designed for some of the best publications (Vanity Fair and Italian Vogue), she has a cushy client list that includes Fendi, Chanel and Marc Jacobs. She’s about to release her new book Fashion House soon (Hardie Grant). Keep your eyes peeled. www.meganhess.com
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Must-have Constance Roe’s Melbourne designer Belle Stewart takes us on a glittery journey with her latest tote – the Germaine. This is futuristic chic and will add sparkle to your autumn/winter wardrobe in a flash. www.constanceroe.co february 27, 2013 \ The weekly review 17
Under the radar \ Myke bartlett reviews the latest
Brendan Cowell & stephen CUrry
There’s much to admire in this new ABC dramedy. The series has star Josh Thomas (playing a version of himself) come to terms with his homosexuality in a frank, unfussy fashion. When Josh’s girlfriend dumps him and tells him he’s gay, he’s only upset about having just spent $19 on a sundae for two. Ten minutes later he’s in bed with a boy from his flatmate’s work – a moment of awakening that all too quickly becomes awkward and ugly. Throughout, there’s a pleasing sense of ambition. Production value are high and the show seems to be reaching for the awkwardness of a Ricky Gervais comedy, the honesty of Girls and the quirky flair of Wes Anderson. However, Please Like Me is easier to admire than it is to like. Too often it mistakes awkwardness for actual comedy. More importantly, Thomas is neither a natural leading man nor, really, an actor. That said, comedians such as Gervais and Simon Amstell have proved this doesn’t necessarily exclude you from star status or comedy gold. With a few tweaks, it might become another Grandma’s House. Now, it feels more of an ill-conceived spin-off from a popular show – The Office, perhaps – based around one of the peripheral jokey characters. And really, I’m not sure how many of us would actually sit down to watch Gareth. \
SAVE YOUR LEGS! \ Opens February 28, Rated M, 92 min » www.saveyourlegs.com (DA vID BU RR OW S)
PLEASE LIKE ME \ ABC 1, Thursday February 28, 9.30pm » www.abc.net.au/tv/pleaselikeme
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Appropriately for a sports-related film, this new Aussie comedy is very much a game of two halves. In the first, the manager of a hobby cricket team signs up his team of no-hopers to play a professional tour in India. By the time the Abbotsford Anglers play their first disastrous match against a Kolkata team, it seems we’re in for a low-key tale of passionate losers beating the odds. There’s a few half-decent jokes, a few more indecent jokes and the promise of some sporting drama. Unfortunately, the film loses its focus in the second half, so that we’re no longer sure exactly what is at stake. Lead Stephen Curry is likeable enough, but there’s no real sense of any of the characters coming to find their unique strengths (or depths) to gain victory. Instead, the film veers off into fantasy, in search of redemption in ever-more unlikely places. As a result, the crucial matches are about as nail-biting as a boozy knockabout in the local park. \
listening \ Jessie Ware Devotion. Debut from the south London former back-up singer is a work of surprising maturity and powerful, slightly synthy ’90s-style soul. I’ve had Wildest Moments on repeat for weeks. watching \ Downton Abbey (Channel Seven, Sundays). Oddly compulsive costume drama has run out of actual drama but is finding a new appeal as a cheesy bit of soap fluff. in cinemas \ Side Effects. We weren’t able to see the new Soderbergh thriller in time, but we’re still convinced it might be the best cinema offering in a pretty busy week.
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THE WOLVES \ Brighter Later (Independent) » brighterlater.net It takes all of 90 seconds for The Wolves to bring out the goosebumps. Genteel opener All the World drops from serene, softly sung verses into a deeper, urgent refrain: “It’s in the way you say my name … all the world looks so much older now”. It’s as if we’ve been granted a clear glimpse of the shadow behind singer Jaye Kranz’s smile and reminded of the unique way that broken love can suck the colour from everything. The debut from Melbourne duo Brighter Later is full of these simple, strangely potent moments. Pristine production belies messy depths to explore and admire on repeated listens. As you’d expect from a group who take their name from a Nick Drake album, there’s a folky undercurrent here — the slightly burnt, slightly wintry Fleet Foxes variety, rather than the jaunty-slash-irritating Mumford & Sons model. Yet, in their eerie grandeur and sparse beauty, the songs more often sound like an earthier Sigur Ros or less psychedelic Beach House. In short, this is stunning stuff. \
There’s a folky undercurrent here
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CUT SNAKE \ Theatre Works, St Kilda, Until March 9, 7pm, $30/$25 » www.theatreworks.org.au Sock puppets, acrobatics, cabaret and Tina Turner all play a part in this acclaimed cross-genre production about three friends with rather unusual ambitions. Kiki dreams of dancing the tango on Mount Kilimanjaro with a bearded lady, Jumper is in love with a snake called Trix and Bob thinks he might have stumbled onto the secret of time travel. A joyful rites-of-passage tale with a difference, Cut Snake is a highly physical piece about big dreams and all the things that get in the way of them. Created by independent Sydney theatre company Arthur, the play sold out its premiere seasons at the 2011 Sydney and Melbourne Fringe Festivals. \
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BOOKS \ CELEBRATE MELBOURNE’S FOOD AND WINE
own a Melbourne laneway through an open door, I smell coffee brewing, and food not seen before. “Today I find beauty in grimy, bricked-up walls, painted over with murals, until the council calls. These historic alleys, once dives for crims and thieves, today they are celebrated like golden autumn leaves.’’ Local publisher Jonette George’s 2011 award-winning book Flavours of Melbourne: Favourite Restaurants and Bars in Melbourne’s Laneways and Rooftops – now in its revised edition – opens with this evocative walk through Melbourne’s CBD food terrain. It sets the scene for a wonderful 389-page journey through the lanes and little streets in search of coffee, great food, wine bars, tea rooms and tapas. Now George and her team at Smudge Publishing have produced another coffee-table book dedicated to Melbourne’s food culture. It is a brilliant gift for anyone visiting our city. For those of us who live here, meanwhile, it is a rich visual resource of what’s currently happening on the culinary front and will provide you with plenty of options when planning your next brunch, lunch, dinner, bar hop. The first Flavours book focused on the CBD. In their new book George, daughters Daniele and Kaitlyn Wilton (the book’s designer and photographer respectively), and photographers Paul Fletcher and Bianca White have expanded the net to include Melbourne’s inner and outer suburbs. The book is divided into regions – northern, southern, eastern and western suburbs – and within those regions the most interesting cafés and restaurants have been
FLAVOURS OF URBAN MELBOURNE by Jonette George » $69.99 (Smudge Publishing) FLAVOURS OF MELBOURNE by Jonette George » $69.99 (Smudge Publishing)
photographed and are accompanied by a brief essay. The guide is highly informative and some chefs have also allowed their recipes to be features. But the book’s true value is the successful way in which it captures all that is exciting about our local food scene. Often it’s difficult to articulate why Melburnians are so passionate about a cup of coffee, a decent muffin or the perfect brunch menu. Flavours of Urban Melbourne beautifully reflects this enthusiasm through pictures and words. We congratulate the authors on presenting a perfect dish. Meanwhile, as Melbourne prepares for its annual 17-day Food and Wine Festival, the Adelaide Writers’ Week starts this weekend and runs from March 2-7. If you were thinking of travelling interstate this year to attend one of the country’s plethora of writers’ festivals, we suggest Adelaide. The program features an impressive range of speakers, but it is also Australia’s oldest and most-respected festival. Its capacity to draw upon local and international contacts is immense, and the fact that it coincides with the city’s arts festival adds another dimension for visitors. International speakers include Kevin Powers, Paul French, Ahdaf Soueif, Edward St Aubyn, Emily Perkins, A.M Homes, Anne de Courcy, Ann Wroe, Tatjana Soli and Scott Westerfeld, while the local line-up includes Christopher Koch, Alex Miller, Brenda Niall, Chloe Hooper, Toni Jordan, Tom Keneally and Ramona Koval. \ firstname.lastname@example.org » For more details visit www.adelaidefestival.com.au and click on writers’ week.
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Our goal is to have a positive impact on young women and support them as future global leaders. With a beautiful beachfront single campus, we offer the advantages of a seamless education from Kindergarten to Year 12, welcoming girls of all talents and abilities. There really is something very special about Mentone Girls’ Grammar School. It is a place of friendship, of support, of enterprise and inspiration. It is a place of learning and wonder, and it is a place like no other. We look forward to welcoming you to our remarkable school.
SCHOLARSHIPS Open to girls entering Years 5–11 in 2014. See website for details. ELC OPEN MORNING Thursday 28 February, 9.15am SCHOOL TOUR & INFORMATION MORNING Saturday 2 March, 9.15am Tour Bookings: Phone 9581 1200 Mentone Girls’ Grammar School 11 Mentone Parade, Mentone VIC 3194 www.mentonegirls.vic.edu.au 20 The weekly review \ february 27, 2013
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A decade after it first hit the bookshelves and captured the hearts of readers around the world, Yann Martel’s beautiful tale of triumph over adversity has attracted new audiences, thanks to Ang Lee’s hit movie. The story of a 16-year-old shipwrecked Indian boy who survives 227 days on a liferaft with a Bengal tiger won the 2002 Man Booker Prize. As The New York Times’ reviewer wrote at the time, “Life of Pi could renew your faith in the ability of novelists to invest even the most outrageous scenario with plausible life.’’ \
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The unexpected runaway success of French Children Don’t Throw Food (No. 1 UK Sunday Times bestseller) empowered its American journalist author to revisit her experience of raising children in Paris. The tips she shares with readers refer to conventional French parenting wisdom. In her view “some French ideas have a power and elegance that’s all their own”, which may sound a bit like the introduction to a Parisian style guide, but Druckerman’s huge book sales cannot be denied. If she has become your parenting guru, then this little book may comfort you in your hour of need. \
At 28, Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg may lack the life experiences of a Bill Gates or Steve Jobs but this collection of his quotes – sourced from various speeches, interviews and correspondence – nonetheless offers readers worthwhile messages about successful entrepreneurship. Editor George Beahm has categorised his collection into an easy-to-read format with signpost headings such as “Core Principles”, “Innovation”, “Not Selling Out” and “The Power of Friends”. The final chapter, “In Others’ Words”, features a stellar cast of Zuckerberg’s family members, peers, and current and former colleagues talking about the Billionaire Boy himself. A great resource for speechwriters, especially. \
ROOKIE YEARBOOK ONE Edited by Tavi Gevinson » $34.99 (Drawn and Quarterly) If you are a teenage girl – or you are raisng one, living with one or teaching one – then this highly original book is a must, must, must-buy. Edited by 16-year-old media guru Tavi Gevinson, founder and editor-in-chief of rookie.com magazine, Yearbook One is an edgy go-to manual that covers a raft of subjects, from fashion to sex to releasing energy positively when you’re in a bad mood. This book will inspire and prompt creative thinking, it will placate bad thoughts and wicked intentions, and it will cause your girl to giggle – a good thing! \
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Running Rings aRound the woRld
From Melbourne to Montreal, Findlay Taylor reflects on circus life, writes PaTricia Maunder
miss Melbourne,” says Findlay Taylor. Perhaps the weather has something to do with the audible sigh attached to this statement – it’s hovering around zero degrees outside Taylor’s office, and a brisk northerly makes it feel even colder. Autumn’s last leaves are falling, so this Melbourne expat knows another fierce Montreal winter is near. “So much of my time in my younger years was spent on Port Phillip Bay,” says Taylor with an Australian twang undiminished by eight years among Canadian accents. “One of the things I miss so much is looking at the city … because when you’re on the water, you’ve got an unobstructed view of the whole skyline.” These days, as senior vice-president of touring shows for Cirque du Soleil, Taylor sees the skyline of scores of cities around the world. At headquarters, a common sight through the second-floor meeting room windows is people literally bouncing in and out of view – artists in an adjacent studio preparing for the international circus
juggernaut’s 22 shows currently being performed around the world. It’s a big, bright and vicariously bouncy life that Taylor leads, one far removed from those sunshiny days sailing on Port Phillip Bay and, from an early age, working at his family’s newsagencies. “I have a photo from the Herald-Sun taken of me in the newsagency at eight months old,” he says. His parents operated newsagencies in Sunshine, the city and finally on Glenferrie Road in Hawthorn, opposite Swinburne University, where the young man yet to find his path in life began studying for a marketing degree. He “got bored of that and quit very quickly”, says the Carey Grammar alumnus. Though Taylor’s formative years were spent in Eltham, and his teens in Kew and Hawthorn, the sea beckoned. In his early 20s, he left the family nest and shared a flat with a friend in Albert Park to be by the bay. He went to Europe for months at a time to compete on the professional sailing circuit. “You would live in your car, you would go from regatta to regatta, it would be freezing cold,”
Full circle: Findlay Taylor holds the reins for all touring activies for Cirque du Soleil. (Supplied)
says Taylor, who represented Australia in world championships but failed in his bid to sail in the 1996 and 2000 Olympics. He was a fiercely competitive sailor – a trait that now serves him well in the cut-throat environment of North American business. “But I would say for the last two or three years, my mind was elsewhere,” he says. “I wanted to do something else.” But what? Taylor never dreamed it would be running away to join the circus. In 2000, when he had been working at the family business for a decade, Taylor happened to see a television program about Cirque du Soleil, the distinctive French-Canadian circus troupe he had seen perform in Melbourne the year before. The next day, he looked at the company’s website and noticed a small, flashing button – “Join Cirque”, it invited. “I didn’t realise it, but they were setting up for their second tour of Asia and Australia, so there were a lot of jobs,” Taylor says. “I literally just went down [the list] until I saw something that said ‘retail’ or
something, and said, ‘I can do that’. I sent a resume away and didn’t think anything of it.” Six months later, Taylor was surprised to get a phone call offering an interview, and was soon off to Cirque du Soleil’s regional head office in Singapore as the tour’s freshly minted retail sales manager. “I said, ‘OK, I give myself 12 months, we’ll see what happens; I can always come back to the newsagency’. That was 12 years ago,” he says with a chuckle. After travelling the world, ensuring patrons were well supplied with everything from popcorn to T-shirts, Taylor was invited to develop the company’s global food and beverage business at the Montreal headquarters in 2003. He has lived there ever since, married to native Montrealer Isabelle (a former Cirque du Soleil publicist) and the proud father of two bilingual sons. Taylor speaks French, though admits it’s “not fantastic”. In 2007, he headed a new division that introduced arena shows to the international touring schedule, which had previously been limited to performances in the big-top, or “Grand Chapiteau”. Taylor oversaw the addition of 160 cities to the Cirque du Soleil map, racking up countless air miles in the process, and confirming his view that the shows “translate across any culture and any country”. “I see people in New York, LA, Sydney, Perth, Singapore, Prague or Athens – they react the same way,” says Taylor, whose only regret about rising through the company’s ranks is having fewer opportunities to experience the audiences’ enthusiastic reactions. “That’s probably the most rewarding part of my job. I have no interest in being on stage, so this is as close as I get.” Since last year, Taylor has held the reins for all touring activities, ensuring that five arena and six Grand Chapiteau shows – and the 1500 people that
make them happen – leap and laugh around the globe with nary a stumble. “It’s one of the highlights of my career, to be able to take shows back to Melbourne,” he says. “Cirque was still very young when it first came to Australia in ’99, and I’ve been lucky enough to be able to grow with the company and help grow the company in Australia.” Since the show launched in Docklands in January, Taylor, with his young family, has been reliving pleasures of his past – dining at Donovans in St Kilda, sailing, taking his children on Puffing Billy and the Diamond Valley miniature railway. When Taylor brought his wife here in 2010, it had
“It’s one of the highlights of my career, to be able to take shows back to Melbourne” been several years since his previous visit. “She thought it was amazing,” he says, but “it was the same for me – it honestly felt like it was the first time I’d visited Melbourne. It was new, exciting, vibrant, busy, clean.” Docklands had been “completely transformed”, but even familiar parts of town – such as Brunswick, Acland and Chapel streets were “the same but different”. “I was really impressed,” he says. Of course, all this begs the question that Taylor answers even as it’s being put to him: “I’d love to move back to Melbourne,” he blurts out. “One day.” \ email@example.com » Cirque du Soleil’s Ovo runs until March 31 in the Grand Chapiteau at Docklands. www.cirquedusoleil.com
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also recruited penguin monitors, who will be on site half an hour before the construction workers each morning to clear the site. When the penguins return home from fishing each night some may hide under excavators or equipment. The monitors will return them to a safer place,” explains Austin. Work is scheduled to start on the new $7.5-million marina in March. Weather permitting, it will be completed in December and will accommodate 250 boats compared to the current 120 boats. So far, 112 of the 128 available long-term leases have been sold. “The floating boardwalk will be open to the public during daylight hours and will allow people to walk right out and see the boats. At the moment, the public are only allowed to the start of the marina,” says Austin. The new works will also improve the provision of power and water to the marina – it is 900 metres from the squadron’s clubhouse to the furthest berth. The breakwater and marina upgrade are the first stages in a larger St Kilda Harbour Precinct concept that includes a new St Kilda Pier, a possible swimming pool on the pier, and a new jetty. Working with the RMYS, the state government is also funding $1.2 million of foundation works at St Kilda Pier, including an upgrade of the main jetty arm.
rucks rolling into Pier Road near the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron signal the start of the long-overdue revitalisation of the St Kilda Harbour precinct. While part of the popular beachside area has turned into a building site, by the end of the year the construction equipment will move out and a new marina and extended breakwater will be in place. The current work – costing about $15 million – is being financed by the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron (RMYS). Rod Austin, the squadron’s general manager, says it’s the largest project the club has undertaken in its 137-year history. “It has taken years to get this dream to concept stage and then to a detailed plan with all the necessary approvals. Fund-raising has also taken a while because our members are paying for this work through memberships and through the sale of half of the berths in the new marina as long-term leases,” he says. “We are trying to be as non-interruptive to St Kilda as possible but this work has to be done. The future of our club relies on boats and at the moment we don’t have enough space. The existing rock wall was built in 1956 for the Olympics and doesn’t offer enough protection. The south winds can be very strong and the waves rush in and damage the boats. The new wall will offer more protection. “The new marina will have 250 berths, including visitor and casual berths, and it will have a three-metre-wide floating-spine boardwalk running its length so the general public will be able to visit, see the boats and enjoy the facility too. While construction is ugly and will be disruptive for a while, in the long run this will provide a better facility for the community,” Austin says. The first stage of the work will cost the squadron about $6.5 million and has been timed to avoid disrupting the penguin breeding season. The marina’s rock wall is home to about 1300 penguins. So work to rebuild the existing rock wall, and to extend the rock wall 100 metres to the left of St Kilda Pier, is being carried out between February and August. “The rocks will arrive on trucks and the trucks and excavators are going across to the rock wall by barge,” explains Austin. There will be about 20 daily deliveries of rocks sourced from paddocks in Lara. “The penguins are well protected. We’ll have two landings on the breakwater – on the north and south sides – so we don’t interfere with the penguins. We’ve
include new piles, which will provide for a new deck to be built near the eastern side of St Kilda kiosk when St Kilda Pier is rebuilt in a few years time as part of Parks Victoria’s pier and jetty renewal program,” Wright says. Austin is confident that the improved marina facilities and the greater protection offered by the new breakwater will bring benefits not only to the Royal
developing our ciTy \ Short-term pain will bring long-term gains as construction begins on the upgrade of St Kilda Harbour, writes SARAH MARINOS Austin says the government has also spent $300,000 to put pylons into the new rock wall to the left of the pier, in readiness for a future renewal of St Kilda Pier. The new pier will be just to the left of the existing one. Vin Wright, Parks Victoria bays and maritime operations manager, says: “St Kilda Pier and the surrounding harbour is an iconic part of Melbourne and one of our most popular tourism destinations. We’re looking ahead to ensure it remains a world-class tourism destination. “The breakwater extension works on the St Kilda Beach end of the breakwater will
Melbourne Yacht Squadron but to local businesses, residents and St Kilda visitors. “Yes, there will be 12 months of disruption for dog walkers, kiteboarders and beachgoers. But please be patient because we hope the improvements will bring more people and tourism to St Kilda so the restaurants and cafés and businesses here will benefit,” he says. \ firstname.lastname@example.org » www.rmys.com.au » www.parks.vic.gov.au
Sitting on the dock: Rod Austin, general manager of The Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron, is pleased that work has begun on the St Kilda harbour upgrade. (DARRen JAMeS)
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\ RACHEL BERGER ENJOYS A VERDANT WALK
’m apologising pre-emptively to all the football fans reading this, but I don’t believe it’s music, hamburgers or the beautiful game that is the lingua franca of the globe. It’s a stroll in a gorgeous public garden in the middle of a bustling metropolis. Everyone has taken a walk along a tree-lined path or sat on a bench in a picturesque park. It may not be as exciting as football or as sophisticated as the latest late-night bar, but it’s something everyone can enjoy, regardless of age, gender, agility or background. It’s easy to take our public gardens for granted until you’ve made yourself miserable about the past, present or future and bumped head-on into that great friend of misery – absolute inactivity. This leads to brooding, which we all know is the best mulch for sprouting the seeds of despair. I’m an aerobic brooder; I can stare out a window and brood about all the opportunities I’ve missed, the inadequacies in my personality and my appearance. I read all those books in the early ’90s about self-love, self-worth, self-esteem, and I indulged in their self-serve therapies. But nothing can dissolve the temptation to wallow in the feeling that life is one colossal anticlimax better than the harmonious, verdant and gentle order of a public garden. What you see can change the way you feel, especially as Melbourne’s public gardens deliver a seasonal smorgasbord of everything that sprouts leaves and thorns or blooms in blindingly riotous colour.
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I’ve walked through the Fitzroy Gardens in daylight and at night – when possums gamble their reputations by hustling for food from passersby. It’s easy to lose oneself in these gardens because they’re huge and there are numerous locations to admire or get lost in, whichever comes first. The Fitzroy Gardens have it all – historic, architectural and horticultural significance. This 26-hectare slab of the East Melbourne area was set aside for a reserve by the Lands Office in 1848 because the lower-lying land was not the most suitable for building purposes. It was originally named Fitzroy Square and officially renamed the Fitzroy Gardens in 1862 after Sir Charles Augustus FitzRoy (1796-1858), governor of New South Wales and later governor-general of the Australian colonies. The history of the gardens reads like a Charles Dickens novel, with scathing articles in The Argus reporting on everything from the borders of the gardens being overgrown to criticism of the way the council had run out of funds, “so nothing was planted in the grounds, save such dead animals and cast-off wearing apparel as the people in the neighbourhood had no further use for”. It’s hard to believe the controversy over the early development of the Fitzroy Gardens as I sashay past perfectly positioned statues and fountains, the Temple of the Winds rotunda, or stare open-mouthed at the magical Fairies Tree carved by Ola Cohn. For a crash course in history, I slip into Captain Cook’s cottage, built in Yorkshire, England, in 1755 by Cook’s parents and transported to Melbourne in crates and barrels and re-assembled in 1934. The city’s bustle feels a million miles away. \ email@example.com
I spent many weekends in my early teens here. Only a meatball’s throw from my parents’ delicatessen in Acland Street, the gardens were pretty barren then compared to the lush offerings now. It was nevertheless a place where locals – especially new immigrants – would gather for picnics, political argy-bargy and romance. All this still happens, but it’s among seasonal displays, local indigenous plants, an ornamental pond with the amazing Rain Man fountain, a children’s play space, gazebo, glasshouses and the eco-centre, which offers lessons on sustainable living practice. The giant chessboard is a favourite destination for young and old. \
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These have a similar feng shui to the Fitzroy Gardens because the same man, Edward La Trobe Bateman, designed both. Established in 1860, my favourite feature is the Aisle of Palms, which makes me feel like I’m in a Jennifer Lopez music clip surrounded by palm trees. There’s something for everyone, perfectly formed gardens, rare trees for botanist types, the Golden Elm Lawn – perfect for a Sunday hangover – and even an Edwardian ornamental lake, where a woman as high maintenance as I am can relax. Williamstown has a well-deserved reputation for restaurants, but on a dappled day of leaf-fall and sunshine, nothing beats a picnic on green lawns. \
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Full marks to whoever came up with the idea of creating this gigantic lake and bushland oasis from what was once a rubbish tip and bluestone quarry site – slap-dab in the middle of Newport. This is a bone fide inner-suburban retreat, offering 33 hectares choc-a-bloc full of more than 200 species of native plants and 85 species of birds. The nature trails around the lake are a great way to brainstorm a problem. There are four trails, ranging in length, so, depending on the magnitude of the problem – ship-container size or designer backpack – choose the length of your trail and the direction you want to go and start walking. Guaranteed to solve any problem. \
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untingfield Road was created from a working farm (reaper and binder etc,) that existed, unbelievably, until 1934 at the corner of Dendy and New streets. The new curving street was patriotically named after a new governor of Victoria, who had arrived earlier that centenary year. Although the Depression was at its worst, many of the blocks were developed within a year. The houses that arose varied but clinker bricks and tiled roofs gave the street a degree of architectural homogeneity. Many of those original houses remain. A few have been replaced in the race for a newer, bigger, better Brighton. At the northern end of the street three blocks were created from two. Their polygonal shapes inevitably led to the complex plan forms of the new houses. The property at 11a Huntingfield Road is the middle house. A large three-level house, it was skilfully fitted on to its tight site while still managing to provide those internal and external amenities now regarded as essential in Brighton. Its façade, unlike those of its older neighbours, is complex in form and materials. In the ’30s, brickwork, timber and glass were about the extent of an architect or builder/designer’s palette. No longer: glass, aluminium, timber, stucco and steel arranged with precision, form a house of its time and place. Set close to the street, its minimal garden consists of black pebbles and succulents, leading discreetly to a front door the size of a young billiards table. It opens to a timber platform that defines the entry from an open living area that occupies most of the ground floor. One short step down and travertine tiling takes over, linking various areas while form and furniture define them. Traditional rooms have three changes of wall direction: this area has no fewer than 15, more if the intricacies of the service areas are counted. The dramatic space ignores traditional boundaries and encompasses kitchen, butler’s pantry and cloak room. An impressive, complex area, it takes in almost the entire ground floor, offering a space to sit
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and a place to study: a place to talk and a place to dine. With appropriate surface treatment, terraces and balcony are paved with this timeless material. Clever detailing and a neat gutter smooth out any change in floor level. The kitchen is equipped with the best European industry can send us. Here the drawers noiselessly close themselves. High appliances are tucked away in the pantry. The kitchen stands as an elegant shrine facing the living area. A stainless-steel barbecue kitchen is set along the far wall of the terrace. Because this was a three-house project, the massive sandstone wall of the adjacent house forms the side of a 20-metre lap pool. The three levels of the house are linked by a spectacular geometric stair with floating timber treads, a glass balustrade and (rare these days) a comforting handrail. The upper landing reveals how the disadvantages of open plan can be tackled. A glass wall and door form a sound barrier at the top of the stairs. Four bedrooms are grouped around a children’s living room. Two share a bathroom and a third has its own. The parent’s bedroom suite overlooks the street and contains a grand bathroom with two showers and two basins. A fully fitted dressing room is adjacent. It is the basement that gives this house its character. At 20 squares (the size of many houses), it can accommodate six cars and probably two boats, all handled by an automatic turntable. Elsewhere there is space for storage, a workshop and gym equipment. Good finishes make it a good party space. An eight double-armchair home theatre rounds off this pleasure dome. Mechanical services provide zoned air-conditioning, exhaust, sound, security, vacuum and intercom systems. The house and terraces have 12 independent sound zones for reticulated music, audio and video. \ NEIL CLEREHAN email@example.com
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Fast facts \ Architecturally designed family house in an exclusive cul-de-sac; open-plan indoor/outdoor living and entertainment; spotted-gum and travertine marble floors throughout; kitchen with stainless-steel European appliances and butler’s pantry; floor-to-ceiling windows and glass sliding doors to covered outdoor entertainment area and 20-metre lap pool; built-in barbecue; home theatre; integrated audio-visual entertainment system; main bedroom with walk-in wardrobe and en suite with double shower and vanity; 20-square basement garage with turntable and room for six cars; C-Bus wiring; ducted vacuum; intercom; short walk to Middle Brighton shops and train station. Brighton \ 11kms from the city
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brighton \ 42a roslyn street If rural France has ever tugged at your heartstrings, this provincialstyle house might evoke fond memories. Though the David McCallum-built residence is as-new, there’s a sense of timelessness that’s reinforced by generous proportions and refined finishes. The je ne sais quois is compounded by a spacious bluestone verandah, a tiled swimming pool and a deck. The front garden features neat topiary and the bluestone path forges a direct line to the entrance porch. The foyer has travertine floor tiles and gives rise to a sweeping staircase under a wroughtiron chandelier. Open to the central hall but for four thick columns, carpeted living and dining rooms form the core of the ground level. The living room has a gas log fire and french doors to a landscaped terrace. To one side of the pristine open-plan kitchen, dining and family area is a workstation with desk and temperaturecontrolled wine storage unit. Eight grand archways link the return rear verandah with an artificially turfed side garden, the bluestone-paved pool area and a wide timber deck bordered by hedging. Things get seriously roomy in the main bedroom suite, which has a spa bath en suite, a walk-through wardrobe with twin dressers and a full-width balcony with vistas over pool and garden. \ KAY KEIGHERY
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Marshall White Albert Park 9822 9999 4
Hocking Stuart Albert Park 9690 5366 3
3 St Leonards Place, St Kilda ................................................................. Price: $1.8 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday March 2 at 11.30am ................................................................. OFI Thur 6-6.30pm; Sat from 11am .................................................................
57 Alfred Street, Port Melbourne ................................................................. Price: $900,000 + ................................................................. Auction Saturday March 2 at 3.30pm ................................................................. OFI Thur 12.45-1.15pm, Sat from 3pm .................................................................
This stunning architect-designed residence, located in an exclusive cul-desac, radiates over four spectacular levels with glass walls capturing northern light.
This spacious light-filled three-bedroom, two-bathroom family town residence has vehicle access in a quiet central location close to Bay Street Village.
Let's eat lunch @ Galleon, 9 Carlisle Street Let's eat dinner @ Golden Field, 2/157 Fitzroy Street Let's drink coffee @ Il Fornaio, 2 Acland Street
Let's eat lunch @ Ciao Cielo, 171 Bay Street Let's eat dinner @ Olarndo Thai, 321 Bay Street Let's drink coffee @ Café Zest, 55 Beach Street
Auction \ March 2 at 1pm
A rare opportunity to buy into design excellence, renowned Melbourne architect Rob Trinca created this modernist gem just off the golden mile as his own dream home. The striking cedar-clad façade evokes a Japanese design sensibility that is echoed throughout. Step inside and you’ll be blown away by the soaring open-plan spaces abundant with skylights and those warm cedar finishes. A walkway soars high above the stunning dining room, and the kitchen is pretty smart too, with stainless-steel workbenches and Smeg oven.Sliding Japanese screens mark a shallow step down into the expansive living room, with stone fireplace on one side and long, sleek wooden side table on the other. Huge skylights overhang both, with slate-grey walls making a bold statement. Up a staircase, the main bedroom sits to the front of the property, with a huge walk-in wardrobe and the emerald-green mosaic-tiled bathroom just outside. Stroll across the walkway and the second spacious bedroom has a balcony. A magnificent courtyard garden centres around a cascading water feature. \ STEPHEN A. RUSSELL
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St Kilda WeSt \ 47 York Street Buying this residence is buying a piece of Melbourne’s history. The title of this spectacular house goes back to 1864, but reports indicate the property was built sometime around 1910. A picket fence and manicured front garden introduce the grandeur inside. Solid-concrete bricks make street noise non-existent; being set away from the road also helps. Elegant Victorian features such as stainedglass windows (around the front door and scattered throughout the house), intricate ceiling roses and grand archways in the hallways are found throughout. There have been a few updates over the years, particularly in the kitchen, but despite this, the classical essence of the house has been retained. Two bedrooms are at the front of the house, including the main. It has a walk-in wardrobe, which was extended out from the original structure, an en suite and fireplace. Two formal sitting areas, adorned with classical features, are in the centre. This leads into the combined kitchen, meals and living area with outlooks to the pool with shady palm trees and lush backyard. Two more bedrooms are upstairs in a section away from the main structure of the house. They are on top of the entertainment space, containing an indoor spa, sauna and gymnasium area. \ ELIZABETH ANILE
Marshall White \ 9822 9999
Price \ $2.5 million +
Auction \ March 2 at 2.30pm
elWood \ 3/17 Pine Avenue POSTCODE
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Hodges Brighton 9596 1111 4
103 Carpenter Street, Brighton ................................................................. Price: $1.35 million - $1.45 million ................................................................. For sale ................................................................. OFI As advertised or by appointment .................................................................
Kay & Burton \ 9252 1800
Price \ $1.3 million + Auction \ March 2 at 11am
If you’ve been searching for penthouse luxury in a bustling location, it doesn’t get any better than this. Occupying the entire third level, the lift opens to the light-filled combined kitchen, living and dining room where polished concrete floors, floor-toceiling windows and a jagged stone feature wall create a super-sleek and modern vibe. Bifold doors open to the large balcony, which has a view of the city skyline and the streets of Elwood below. The effortless flow between the two rooms forges the perfect entertainment space. The three bedrooms are at the back of the apartment; two of them share a bathroom adorned in marble, while the grand main bedroom contains a large walk-in wardrobe and luxurious en suite with a double vanity, bathtub and open shower. Just in case you grow tired of gazing at the illuminated skyline, a second balcony is off the main bedroom and has a view of the bay in the distance. A short stroll to the Elwood Village shops and restaurants and the beach completes this perfect penthouse package. \ ELIZABETH ANILE
Set in deep gardens, this Victorian-style beauty features a fine formal area, lightfilled family living/dining and is walking distance to Church and Bay street schools. Let's eat lunch @ The Pantry, 1 Church Street Let's eat dinner @ Florentine, 22 Church Street Let's drink coffee @ Rocksalt, 360 Bay Street
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brighton \ 7 Bryson Avenue
Hodges \ 9596 6066
Price \ $1.8 million +
brighton east \ 10 ClonAig street
Auction \ March 2 at noon
RT Edgar \ 9592 9299 Price \ $1.4 million + Auction \ March 2 at noon
Entrance foyers are intended to welcome, and the genteel reception extended by this architect-designed residence is graciously maintained throughout. Officially a new kid on the block, classic design and quality finishes see it assimilate effortlessly with the prestigious streetscape. The basement garage with workshop can take up to seven cars, so automobile collectors may feature in the auction-day gathering. The ground floor has a foyer, conjoined lounge and dining rooms, a storeroom, a laundry and an openplan kitchen, meals and living area. The first floor adds four bedrooms, an en suite and bathroom in a family-savvy configuration. The foyer and open-plan area have parquetry floors while formal lounge and dining rooms are carpeted. The kitchen has a large butler’s pantry and the meals area occupies a glazed semi-circular thrust. The main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe, a double-vanity en suite and a balcony that appears to nestle in the boughs of a plane tree. \ KAY KEIGHERY
Creative spirits should find their muse in this free-standing Edwardian residence. Extensions and renovations have introduced contemporary elements without compromise to its richly aesthetic ambience. Set behind gardens dominated by a huge oak, the weatherboard façade has wooden fretwork and a return verandah. The living room is a fireplace-focused winter hub with Baltic pine floorboards and baby-blue walls. With jarrah floorboards and glass doors to the back patio, the family room provides spacious casual circumstance. The kitchen has black granite benchtops and quality appliances. Sharing its sloping ceiling line, the conservatory-style dining area is glass walled to lush greenery, so dining here can be akin to picnicking outdoors. All three bedrooms on ground level have fireplaces and two have built-in wardrobes. Upstairs, two more bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and reversecycle heating and cooling units. \ KAY KEIGHERY
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Marshall White \ 9822 9999
Price \ About $1.8 million
Gary Peer & Associates 9526 1999 5
Kay & Burton Brighton 9592 6522 4
12 O'Loughlan Street, Ormond ................................................................. Price: $1.4 million - $1.55 million ................................................................. Auction Saturday March 2 at 2.30pm ................................................................. OFI Wed 6-6.30pm; Sat from 2pm .................................................................
3 Loller Street, Brighton ................................................................. Price: $2.7 million + ................................................................. Expressions of Interest Closing March 6 at 5pm ................................................................. OFI Thur 5.30-6pm; Sat 10.30-11am .................................................................
Perfect for entertaining, the versatile layout features formal and informal zones, quality kitchen, self-contained studio apartment and a poolside terrace.
This new Robert Mills-designed fourbedroom residence with three levels and lift access has two beautiful living areas opening to private gardens.
Let's eat lunch @ Mr Burch, 129 McKinnon Road Let's eat dinner @ Remezzo, 568 North Road Let's drink coffee @ Gili's Restaurant and Café, 539 North Road
Let's eat lunch @ Omar and the Marvellous Coffee Bird, 124 Gardenvale Road Let's eat dinner @ A Mano, 415 Bay Street Let's drink coffee @ Café Florentine, 22-24 Church Street
Auction \ March 2 at 2.30pm
For convenience, style and low maintenance, it is hard to go past this double-storey townhouse in one of Toorak’s best-known streets. Mathoura Road gives its residents access to shopping and cafés as well as transport. Built about 10 years ago, the contemporary three-bedroom townhouse makes great use of its deep block to provide very spacious accommodation. Beyond its towering metal doorway, darkbrown feature walls contrast with a white colour scheme, square cut-out ceilings and big doorways giving each room added dimension. The tiled hallway leads to the dining room and kitchen with stainless-steel European appliances and a granite benchtop. The rear dining and lounge soak up plenty of afternoon light while a gas fireplace ensures winter warmth and a cosy atmosphere. Wide glass doors lead to a paved courtyard to create one large entertainment space. Upstairs, the main bedroom has a vast walk-in wardrobe and large en suite with double vanity and occupies the front half of the building. Two more bedrooms share a large bathroom. \ EDDIE MORTON
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elwood \ 85 Milton Street
hampton \ 60 KingSton Street
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Pride Real Estate \ 9593 6222 Price \ $2.2 million – $2.3 million Auction \ March 3 at 12.30pm
Hocking Stuart \ 9521 9800
The heritage overlay in this street ends at the adjacent lane, which allowed the vendor build an innovative and modern masterpiece in late 2011. Life here feels more like a permanent holiday in a luxurious resort with its asymmetrical design and moody colour palette of black, grey and timber. A courtyard separates the formal living and dining room, where large sliding glass doors create a seamless flow between the outdoor and indoor spaces. The house opens up to a kitchen and dining area, where modern lights and paper-thin black ripple tiles adorn the kitchen, the double-sided fireplace and the centre feature wall. The kitchen has dark marble benchtops, Miele appliances and a butler’s pantry. More floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors open to the backyard and garage, where a children’s retreat and office are built within the structure. Three of the bedrooms are upstairs, the main containing a walk-in wardrobe and an en suite with a marble vanity. \ ELIZABETH ANILE
Mark Browning of Cycas Landscape Design and the Peele Housing Group have combined skills in producing this family-friendly property where functional outdoor areas are matched by accommodation on a significant scale. Pebbled expanses, native grasses and spikey cordyline give the front garden textural presence and its bleached-rock tones complement the contemporary façade to a T. Glazing maximises the flow of light to the corner position. All ground-floor spaces have polished terrazzo floors. Open to the hallway and with glass doors to the internal deck, the formal lounge has an earthy air that’s shared by the kitchen, dining and living area with its CaesarStone surfaces and gas log fireplace above a marble ledge. The covered back verandah is geared for outdoor entertaining and a strip of lawn separates it from the glass-fenced lap pool. The bedroom on ground level doubles as a home office. Upstairs, the main bedroom has an en suite and a walk-in wardrobe. \ KAY KEIGHERY
26-28 Victoria St
42a Roslyn St
102 Beaconsfield Pde
75a Cole St
1/40 durrant St
25 Willansby Ave
13,15 & 17b Siddeley St
24 Cole St
Biggin & Scott
11a Huntingfield Rd
Biggin & Scott
72 Victoria Ave Greg Hocking
3 Loller St
Kay & Burton
114 Nepean Highway
184 & 186 Bay St
8/17 Well St
16a Rusden St
18 Newbay Cres
18 Victoria St
5/149 Male St
14 South Rd
7 Bryson Ave
71 Were St
16 Albert St
beAumAris 12 Biarritz Ave
20a Erowal St
60 Haldane St
8 Coreen Ave
7 Vardon Ave
16 & 16a Bolton St 21 Hilton St
38 Bolton Ave 69 Fewster Rd 60 Kingston St 11a Gillies St 30 Mills St
6 Regworth Crt
17 Seymour Gve
27 Wilson St
Chisholm & Gamon
brighton eAst 3/17 Roberts Crt
Gary Peer Gary Peer
17 Langridge St
Mulcahy & Co
Pride Kay & Burton Hocking Stuart Morleys
40 60 63 73
Buxton Buxton Hocking Stuart Marshall White Hodges
43 52 62 70 76
6/117 Rouse St
8a St Leonards Ave
31 Waterloo Cres
15 Mariposa Plc
Gary Peer Jellis Craig
sAndringhAm 71 Abbott St
12 O’Loughlan St 40 Anthony St
7 Trinity Crt
204 Church St
6 Walstab St
82 Carpenter St
8 Brown St
10 Newbay Cres
10 Clonaig St
105 Stokes St
11 Wentworth Ave
12 Station St
80 Vincent St
10 Cowper St
Kay & Burton
Penthouse/22 Abbott St Hocking Stuart
93 Raglan St 1/284 dorcas St
st kildA Buxton
Galldon Real Estate
6/51 Spenser St
3 St Leonards Plc
4 Havelock St
56 Pakington St
1/19 Marine Pde
Chisholm & Gamon
3/51 Spenser St
Chisholm & Gamon
8/26 Mitford St
Chisholm & Gamon
st kildA eAst
south melbourne Greg Hocking
8 Oak Gve
st kildA west
47 York St
2503/80 Clarendon St
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24 Bay St
Rodney Morley Persichetti
34 Pickles St
57 Alfred St
85 Milton St 3/17 Pine Ave 57 Tennyson St 3/29 Avoca Ave
141 New St
4 Champion St
29 Sussex St
33 Second St 104 Bluff Rd
13 St Aubins Ave 26-28 Hudson St
Auction \ March 2 at 11.30am
113 Male St
Price \ $1.85 million – $1.975 million
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Elwood 85 Milton Street 5A
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 (butlerâ€™s pantry) & dining, culminating in a living room with a dblsided wood f/place, itâ€™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.
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confident Albert Park Ashburton Bentleigh Brighton
9699 5155 9809 9888 9563 9933 9592 8000
Dingley Village Elsternwick Hampton East Highton
9558 3337 9528 6555 9555 0622 5246 4300
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9583 9811 5228 2999 9564 2288 5984 4388
Sandringham St Kilda buxton.com.au
9598 8222 9536 7222
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. www.24.baystreetbrighton.com
Auction Inspect Contact Office
Sat 16 March 11.00am Wed 12.30-1pm Phillip Mellody 0418 344 611 Leigh Hallamore 0418 310 724 Brighton 9592 8000 5
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Auction this Saturday
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 Mel Ref Contact Office
Sat 2 March 1.30pm $4,000,000 - $4,500,000 Wed 1.15-1.45pm & Sat 1-1.30pm 76 E4 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. ItÂ´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 faĂ§ade, 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 butlerÂ´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 & Sat 1-1.30pm David Hart 0417 541 933 Halli Moore 0403 777 661 Brighton 9592 8000 5
Auction this Saturday
Brighton 204 Church Street Low-maintenance living, high on the Hill High on Church St Hill, this flexible up to 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home is a serene sanctuary with grand formal & family living/dining, a balconied 3rd living zone/4th bedroom & a grnd-flr master-suite with marble spa-ensuite. Featuring a granite & European kitchen & every extra including double auto-garage, this is a hilltop oasis behind high garden walls - just 2 blocks to it all.
Auction Inspect Contact Office
Sat 2 March 11.00am Wed 12.30-1pm & Sat 10.30-11am Bert Stewart 0418 350 199 Tony Tolhurst 0418 319 195 Brighton 9592 8000 4
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Brighton 113 Male Street
Auction this Saturday
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 StÂ´s cafes & transport. www.113.malestreetbrighton.com
Auction Price Inspect Contact Office
Sat 2 March 12.30pm $1,275,000 - $1,375,000 Wed 11.45-12.15pm & Sat 12-12.30pm David Hart 0417 541 933 Halli Moore 0403 777 661 Brighton 9592 8000 3
Auction this Saturday
Brighton 10 Newbay Crescent Corner NewbayÂ´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 & Sat 10.30-11am 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 this Saturday
Auction Inspect Contact Office
Sat 2 March 12.30pm Wed 1.15-1.45pm & Sat 12-12.30pm Bert Stewart 0418 350 199 Tony Tolhurst 0418 319 195 Brighton 9592 8000 4
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 Wed 1.15-2pm & Sat 2-2.30pm Brian Devlin 0419 395 241 Regina Schmidt 0438 659 128 Brighton 9592 8000 5
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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 $1,200,000 - $1,300,000 Wed & Sat 11-11.30am 77 A9 Christian Hegarty 0409 449 948 Richard Slade 0419 588 873 Sandringham 9598 8222 5
Auction this Saturday
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 11.45-12.15pm & Sat 2-2.30pm 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
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.
Expressions of Interest Closing 21st March 5pm Inspect Thurs 28th 6.45 - 7.15pm Sat 2nd 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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Beaumaris 12 Biarritz Avenue Sandbelt space & a sparkling pool A few doors from RMGC, this charming 3 bedrm, 2 bathrm home has all the accoutrements of a Sandbelt address - there´s a C´Stone & Blanco kitchen, a glam ensuite, WIR & brilliant indoor/ outdoor living with an al fresco area, pool & a retreat/gym beyond the garage... even Girls College Zoning!
Beaumaris 8 Coreen Avenue Auction Inspect Contact Office
Sat 23 March 10.30am Wed 2-2.30pm & Sat 2.15-2.45pm Wesley Belt 0418 310 753 Jenny George 0411 321 012 Sandringham 9598 8222 3 2 2
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
Auction Price Inspect Mel Ref Contact Office
Sat 16 March 2.30pm $780,000 - $850,000 Wed 2-2.30pm & Sat 2.15-2.45pm 86 E5 Romana Altman 0414 804 270 Mark Earle 0419 310 707 Sandringham 9598 8222 4 2 2
Auction this Saturday
Beaumaris 20A Erowal Street Privately Positioned Luxury Home Set in a private & secure family area, this modern home offers a relaxed lifestyle around golf courses, schools and cafés. Open plan kitchen with sep. living zones creates a harmonious lifestyle in the 33+ sq. home, with plenty of room in the covered outdoor entertaining area. Upstairs offers fantastic accommodation with large bedrooms. A short walk to all amenities.
Beaumaris 60 Haldane Street Auction Price Inspect Contact Office
Sat 2 March 1.30pm $850,000 - $950,000 Wed 11-11.30am & Sat 1-1.30pm Tom Davidson 0488 017 500 Bill Jowett 0421 052 150 Sandringham 9598 8222 3 2 2
Builder´s own elite home! Above huge 5-car b´ment garage & home-theatre, this builder´s own 2 year old 3 bedroom & study, 2.5 bathroom front home goes beyond prestige with a grnd-flr master, family & 1st-flr living zones, & Ilve kitchen, Star Serve system, a spa for each bathroom (& 1 outside), C´Stone & parquetry. www.60.haldanestreetbeaumaris.com
Auction Price Inspect Contact Office
Sat 23 March 12.30pm $990,000 - $1,090,000 Sat 2-2.30pm Scott Hamilton 0414 705 486 John Crouch 0407 819 074 Sandringham 9598 8222 3 2 5
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Beaumaris 7 Vardon Avenue Architect design for family living! Offering outstanding Sandbelt value , this architectural, 4 bedrm & study area, 3 bathrm home with grnd-flr master-suite, free-flowing lounge, dining & casual spaces has an all-white Bosch kitchen & every extra including a double auto-garage & a sparkling pool,. www.7.vardonavenuebeaumaris.com
Black Rock 4 Champion Street Private Sale Price $1,120,000 - $1,220,000 Inspect Wed & Sat 1.15-1.45pm Mel Ref 86 E4 Contact Christian Hegarty 0409 449 948 Bill Jowett 0421 052 150 Office Sandringham 9598 8222 4 3 2
Black Rock 33 Second Street Family Fun in the Sun! 4 bedrms & a study, 3 bathrms, 1 sparkling htd pool & spa , this classic brick home on north facing approx 947sqm/10,200sqft is 3 blocks from the Village & bay. Formal lounge & dining, vast family living & a granite kitchen, this home has heating, cooling, alarm plus double garage. www.33.secondstreetblackrock.com
Spacious, tranquil & set on high! Set high in a quiet court, this highset 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, dual zone home has a quality kitchen, ensuite, WIR, vac, & 2-car carport in highset gardens. Offering today´s comfort & tomorrow´s potential to step up to elevated 2ndstory views - perhaps even of the bay. www.4.championstreetblackrock.com
Auction Price Inspect Mel Ref Contact Office
Sat 23 March 10.30am $1,000,000 - $1,100,000 Sat 3.15-3.45pm 86 A4 Bert Stewart 0418 350 199 Bill Jowett 0421 052 150 Sandringham 9598 8222 4 2 2
Brighton 75A Cole Street Auction Price Inspect Mel Ref Contact Office
Sat 23 March 11.30am $1,450,000 - $1,550,000 Sat 11-11.30am 86 A5 Peter Hickey 0412 569 480 Scott Hamilton 0414 705 486 Sandringham 9598 8222 5 3 2
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 2-2.30pm Andrew Campbell 0419 366 545 Adam Gillon 0418 313 354 Brighton 9592 8000 3 3 2
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Brighton 1/40 Durrant Street Hidden gem in the heart of Brighton With 2 frontages & wraparound gardens, this 3 bedrm corner villa stands apart with 2 carspaces, garage & nthrly living/dining & gardens. Graced with a timber kitchen, this heated & cooled home has a well-designed bathrm, robes ...& Bay St, the station & schools within a walk. www.1-40.durrantstreetbrighton.com
Brighton 25 Willansby Avenue Auction Inspect Contact Office 3 1
Sat 16 March 1.30pm Wed 2-2.30pm Bert Stewart 0418 350 199 Michael Cementon 0433 107 410 Brighton 9592 8000 2
Hampton 69 Fewster Road Sun & space...just steps to the park! In family-sized approx 8,200sqft/761sqm grounds, this up to 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, dual living beauty offers exceptional family value with a classic Bosch kitchen, r/c air-con in each zone, a covered patio plus 4 car garaging, an aboveground-pool & the park within steps! www.69.fewsterroadhampton.com
The Ultimate Blank Canvas Full of potential, this semi-detached 2 BR home is a true blank canvas with wonderful proportions & solid-brick substance set in wide approx 360sqm grounds. Ready to match its beautifully renovated neighbours for polish & prestige, this is the ultimate renovation opportunity - just 100m from Bay St.´s cafés & shopping with the station & schools within a walk.
Auction Price Inspect Contact Office
Sat 23 March 11.00am $725,000 - $775,000 Wed 12-12.30pm 12-12.30pm&&Sat Sat11-11.30am 11Tom Davidson 0488 017 500 David Hart 0417 541 933 Brighton 9592 8000 2 1
Port Melbourne 34 Pickles Street Auction Price Inspect Mel Ref Contact Office
Sat 16 March 11.30am $950,000 - $1,045,000 Wed 5.30-6pm & Sat 3.30-4pm 76 K6 Richard Slade 0419 588 873 Bill Jowett 0421 052 150 Sandringham 9598 8222 4 2 4
A blue chip investment - ultimate lifestyle. Designed over four floors, this property features three bedrooms (two with en suite and WIR), open-plan kitchen/ meals/ dining area & additional space. Each floor features a balcony, whilst the top floor´s terrace showcases Melbourne city & bay views. Features inc heating and cooling systems, security intercom, private rear access is ROW, with remote automatic double garage.
Auction Price Inspect Contact Office
Sat 23 March 12.30pm POA By Appointment Rowan Lee 0419 133 139 Albert Park 9699 5155 3 3 2
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Port Melbourne 6/117 Rouse Street The Best, Nothing Less - Mortgagee Sale The biggest and best of ZINC´s six superb warehouse conversions, this four bedroom, three bathroom residence´s expansive living areas and stylish kitchen open to private courtyards. Library and study overlook the water, an advantage also enjoyed by a huge lounge/media room. Secure basement car parking and gym/store. www.6-117.rousestreetportmelbourne.com
Auction Price Inspect Mel Ref Contact Office
Sandringham 12 Station Street Sat 16 March 11.30am POA By Appointment 57 C4 Karl Gillon 0411 746 746 Ross Hams 0410 160 151 Albert Park 9699 5155 4 3 4
Elegant Edwardian in a lifestyle location! More than just a fine Gipsy Village Edwardian, this 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, dual living home featuring an Ilve kitchen, an ensuite, WIR, C´Stone, air-con & rear auto double garage is all about Village life - with cafes, station, school & bay at the door. www.12.stationstreetsandringham.com
Auction Price Inspect Mel Ref Contact Office
Sat 16 March 3.30pm $1,040,000 - $1,120,000 Wed & Sat 12.30-1pm 76 G9 Christian Hegarty 0409 449 948 Mark Earle 0419 310 707 Sandringham 9598 8222 4 2 2
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Estate Agents, Property Managers & Advisers
Sandringham 80 Vincent Street Location, presentation & a gorgeous garden! In groomed gardens, this heated, cooled & alarmed 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom brick beauty has 2 formal rooms, family & al fresco living, a Miele kitchen, garden-view master-suite, garage, 2-car carport & a family-wise location - a walk to the Secondary College, kindergarten & Primary. www.80.vincentstreetsandringham.com
Auction Price Inspect Mel Ref Contact Office
Sat 16 March 12.30pm $1,000,000 - $1,100,000 Wed 11-11.30am & Sat 2.30-3pm Wed 11-11.30am & Sat 2.30 76 J9 Peter Hickey 0412 569 480 Scott Hamilton 0414 705 486 Sandringham 9598 8222 3 2 3
13,15 & 17B Siddeley St, Docklands 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
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BRIGHTON 24 COLE STREET
A WONDERFUL BLEND OF PERIOD PROPORTIONS AND DETAIL WITH MODERN FAMILY ACCOMMODATION Superbly located in the heart of Brighton’s Golden Mile only metres from the beach and parkland in sought after Cole Street External entertainment area including heated inground pool * Portico to Entrance Hall * Gracious Loungeroom and separate Diningroom
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* Stunning Modern Kitchen & Pantry * Huge Familyroom - OFP * Master Bedroom and ensuite bathroom * 3 further bedrooms with BIR’s * Family bathroom & powder room * Large Rumpus room & Storeroom * Study Features include Hydronic heating, Airconditioning, Open fireplaces, fabulous storage throughout, multiple car parking and land of 710 sqm
AUCTION VIEW CONTACT OFFICE
Saturday 23rd March at 2:00pm Saturday 1-2 pm Michael Kurts 0418 319 811 Trudy Biggin 0417 127 528 142 Church Street, Brighton 9828 4506
BRIGHTON 11A HUNTINGFIELD ROAD
STUNNING ENTERTAINERS HOME BBQ & open fire. With impressive 20 square basement garage. • Upper level boasts superb master suite with WIR and ensuite; 3 • Cutting edge architecture with fabulous indoor/outdoor living further bedrooms, 2nd ensuite and luxury family bathroom; rumpus/ areas. Full length pool encased in a stone feature wall. retreat plus large balcony. • Highest quality fixtures and textures featuring Meile stone kitchen & butler´s kitchen, home office, sitting room and family/ • Basement garage can fit min 6 cars, boat, bikes with turntable, storage/racking and workbench. living divided by suspended stone open fire place. • Located in Brighton´s "dress circle" in quiet exclusive cul de sac • C-bus, security and an 8 zone integrated audio visual behind Church St shops and the station. entertainment system. • Bi-fold doors open to amazing alfresco area with full SS kitchen,
ID and contact details are required at all open for inspections
FOR SALE VIEW CONTACT OFFICE
As advertised or by appointment Trudy Biggin 0417 127 528 142 Church Street, Brighton 9592 4300
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348 Orrong Road Caulfield 9526 1999 55 Inkerman Street St Kilda 9066 4688 garypeer.com.au
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348 Orrong Road Caulfield 9526 1999 55 Inkerman Street St Kilda 9066 4688 garypeer.com.au
26-28 Hudson Street CAULFIELD NORTH
Five-star Credentials – Inside, Poolside & Courtside With all the amenities of a five-star resort at hand, this feature-packed home combines the luxury of space with outstanding outdoor living. Creating a stunning backdrop to entertaining & everyday recreation, it’s perfect for the active family on every level. The interior includes a formal lounge, dining room, granite kitchen & family room. The north-facing outdoor amenities allow for relaxing, exercising & enjoying the benefits of owning a home with a teenagers’ retreat with spa, solar heated pool beneath a canopy of palms, floodlit tennis court with a North/South orientation & a kid’s play area.
Auction Sunday 17 March 3:30pm & 4:00pm Inspect Thurs 6:00-6:30pm & Sat & Sun 12:30-1:00pm Contact Daniel Micmacher 0419 376 521 Jeremy Rosens 0413 837 723
348 Orrong Road Caulfield 9526 1999 55 Inkerman Street St Kilda 9066 4688 garypeer.com.au 82 Merton St, Albert Park
AUCTION THIS SAT 2:30
Saturday 2nd March @ 11.30am
DOUBLE FRONTED SOLID BRICK VICTORIAN ON LARGE LAND
12 O’Loughlan Street ORMOND Fabulous Family Living Amongst Poolside Paradise High on the hill boasting bay & city views, this feature-filled home radiates a family friendly ambience. An entertainer’s heaven, the versatile layout features formal & informal zones, quality granite kitchen, self-contained studio apartment & a terrace, garden & pool creating an alluring outdoor setting.
Auction Saturday 2 Mar 2:30pm Inspect Wed 6-6:30pm & Sat from 2:00pm Guide $1,400,000 - $1,550,000 Contact Leor Samuel 0413 079 255 Aviv Samuel 0401 378 582
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
Level 1/429 Bridge Rd, Richmond Vic 3121
ph. 9429 4800
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3 Loller Street Brighton
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Wednesday 6th March at 5pm 58 The weekly review \ february 27, 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 ďŹ‚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
10 Cowper Street Sandringham
AUCTION Saturday 16th March at 11am
Contemporary Home in Prized Location One street back from the beach, this brand new stylish abode, ďŹ‚anked by low maintenance gardens, has been comprehensively appointed. Formal and informal living spaces opening out to a beautiful outdoor entertaining area. Gourmet kitchen with stainless steel Smeg appliances, stone benchtops and walk-in pantry. Four bedrooms, master with en suite and private balcony. Heating and cooling, powder room, three car garage with workshop area and internal access. Utility room suitable as a gym or theatre room. Plus many other features. VIEW Wednesday 12 - 12.30pm, Saturday 10 - 10.30am
CALL Gary Jan 0418 117 272 Alex Schiavo 0419 239 549 Conjunctional Agent Barry Jan & Co. 0418 828 884
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The Penthouse, 17 Pine Ave Elwood
AUCTION Saturday 2nd March at 11am
Penthouse Living & Exceptional Vistas Moments to Elwood Beach & Village is this striking whole ďŹ‚oor 3 bedroom apartment offering the very best of modern living, highlighted by polished concrete ďŹ‚oors and expansive front and rear terraces. Enjoying direct lift access to a light ďŹ lled open plan living/dining area with feature stone wall and ďŹ re place. Smart marble kitchen, main bedroom with en suite & WIRâ€™s opening onto rear terrace & 2 car parks with storage.
CALL Tom Staughton Alex Schiavo
0411 554 850 0419 239 549
VIEW Thursday 12 - 12.30pm & 6.30 - 7pm
St Kilda 31 Waterloo Crescent
3OUTH -ELBOURNE 2AGLAN 3TREET
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St Kilda Retreat With Sensational Space Architecturally designed 3 bedroom home encompasses style & functionality. Upstairs features a stunning entertainerâ€™s delight with generous living area connected seamlessly to a large terrace, dining area adjacent to the second entertainer terrace. Gourmet kitchen, lofty ceilings & an abundance of natural light. Direct access to a zen landscaped courtyard from the bedrooms downstairs, ensuite with bathtub & lockup garage.
23rd March 11.30am Thur 6-6:30pm Sat/Sun 11-11:30am Contact: Jeffrey Leong 0433 220 088 Jim Amiti 0433 221 177
51 Hardware Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000 Tel +61 3 9670 3330 Fax +61 3 9670 3331 www.galldon.com 60 The weekly review \ february 27, 2013
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