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Virginia trioli \ PREMIER NAILED TO A CROSS OF LOYALTY
s I write this column, we in Victoria are none the wiser as to why Ted Baillieu felt he could no longer go on as premier and had to stand down from his position in sensational circumstances on Wednesday night last week. Nor is it looking likely that we will hear much of an explanation directly from any of the protagonists by the time you read this. Political palace coups might be played out these days before the baleful TV eyes of the 24-hour news media, but for some reason the public is now expected to accept that the machinations are secret and frankly none of their business. Will these politicians never learn? “They’ve taken stupid pills,” said Liberal Party operative Grahame Morris on Sky News on Wednesday night. And those who have watched the implosion of the federal government since the Rudd coup could only nod in agreement. There’s no way to sell this: another leader chopped down in the twilight. The failure of Ted Baillieu’s premiership will be a disappointment to some and a mystery to so many. He has always been, and will always be, a decent, intelligent, interesting man who seemed to have so much potential in this role when first elected. The opposition tried to make muck stick and they couldn’t, because whatever his faults, a lack of decency is not one of them.
That he seemed not to fulfil his potential is part of that conundrum. He appeared reticent; reluctant, sometimes even downright uninterested, to press home advantages or put issues, or even people, to the sword in the way of the common political kill. Maybe, as some say, he just wasn’t cut out for that kind of ruthlessness. But I’m not sure. Full disclosure: I consider myself a friend of Baillieu outside the world of the media and politics. So you can take this as you want. But as someone who has always highly prized loyalty, I am starting to wonder if it has its limitations. It’s no secret that a determined rump of antagonists – the “religious right”, as one insider calls them – steadily undermined Baillieu from the beginning. Of course, this just goes with the territory of leadership these days, but being who he is, Baillieu never called them out. You might wonder why not. Indeed, through a series of embarrassing and distracting revelations, Baillieu remained steadfastly supportive of a series of compromised individuals anybody else would have thrown under a bus – at the very least in complete exasperation. I’m not sure, in the end, if his loyalty has done him much credit. His former chief-of-staff, Michael Kapel, deeply compromised Baillieu’s office when it was revealed it was in secret communication with ousted
police chief Simon Overland’s great rival, Sir Ken Jones. Baillieu’s coalition partner, Peter Ryan, also has questions to answer about his understanding of the plot to undermine Overland. Baillieu has praised and stuck by both of them. His last chief-of-staff, Tony Nutt, was compromised by revelations about the same issue made in the Herald Sun tapes last week. Yet despite referring the matter to the corruption commission, Baillieu did not sack him or stand him down. That’s probably the way you have to run the shop when you hold power by a couple of seats through an awkward coalition with the Nationals and when you make a decision to trust people. Trouble is, this never ran two ways. One senior Liberal, who has seen them come and go and is very close to the action, said the Baillieu antagonists could never stand it that he was there and just wanted him gone – no matter how drastic the action required. This source, who was as bewildered as he was furious on Thursday morning, said: “Ted doesn’t swim with the sharks, but he can swim a long way.” That’s true, but it doesn’t help when misplaced loyalty drags you out to sea and leaves you to drown. \
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he L’Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival (LMFF) is arguably this nation’s premier consumer event. CEO Graeme Lewsey affectionately crowns it “a happy marriage of fashion, beauty and business”. This year the festival is showcasing something that has not been done properly here before – a runway show celebrating the infinite beauty of bespoke design. In Australia this is often wrongly labelled as “couture”, which, for myriad reasons of legal, tradition, discipline and authenticity, is a term that cannot be used outside Paris. The tradition of bespoke custom-made, made-to-order or whatever you want to label it is any designers’ gilded shield. It is their ticket to create without restrictions and, as Lewsey says, “it is a magical lot of ingredients that gives birth to the end product”. Akira, Aurelio Costarella, Collette Dinnigan, Rachel Gilbert, Gwendolynne and Toni Maticevski are renowned masters of fabric and design. Their ready-to-wear or off-the-rack creations are quickly snapped up and coveted all over the world. But little do people know that they have burgeoning bespoke business where their creations take on another life. Lewsey states that when he first had the idea to include this often-overlooked and misunderstood niche area of bespoke bridal/formal wear, his aim was to showcase “the pinnacle of Australian design and to celebrate bespoke business”. Why misunderstood, I ask, and he says “there is a thin line between kitsch and taste”. I wholeheartedly agree, especially when it comes to bridal wear. The Red Carpet Runway is the week’s benchmark show. Lewsey is excited that this show will “raise the bar by celebrating, highlighting and harnessing all that is good in the Australian fashion industry”. In an overcrowded market where everyone has an opinion on what is in and/or out, it is nice to allow the consumers to make up their own minds. LMFF caters to the fashion suave and novice alike; it is fashion democracy working at its best. \ firstname.lastname@example.org
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our Cover Sarah Burns from London Management wears Gwendolynne dress, Anton jewellery and holding a Flowers Vasette bouquet. Credits Creative direCtion \ Dhav Naidu PhotograPhy \ Ed Purnomo models \ Sarah Burns and Chrissy (London Management) Grace, Hannah, Julia, and Mary (Giant Management) hair \ Jamie Furlan and Danni Solier (Xiang Hair, QV) make-uP \ Keira Hocking nails \ Essie Nail Polish PhotograPhiC assistants \ Dylan Buzolich and Rob BrettSchneider sPeCial thanks \ to Kelly Tanti and the team at AMPR, Judi Busby, Tom Donato and the superb creative team from Xiang Hair.
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From leFt \ Sarah wears Gwendolynne, Julia wears Rachel Gilbert, Hannah wears Toni Maticevski, Chrissy wears Aurelio Costarella, Grace wears Akira and Mary wears Colette Dinnigan. All jewellery from Anton Jewellery. The flowers you see in these pages have been painstakingly created by Melbourne institution Flowers Vasette, which is celebrating 24 years in Melbourne bringing the beauty and joy of flowers to just about everyone. Thank you to Trish Johnston and her talented team.
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food \ KENDALL HILL REVIEWS STOKEHOUSE CAFÉ
o one likes to comes across as a difficult customer. I mean, you can’t complain about everything – the raw pizza, the missing horseradish, the spacey service, the inedible pasta. Unless you have a 900-word food column like this one. So, avid Stokehouse Café fans, best look away now. The “shack”, as regulars call it, has emerged from a designer makeover to shimmer anew on the St Kilda foreshore. The restyled interiors are polished but restrained – a fishbone terrazzo floor (that could use a mop in spots), lashings of white weatherboard, caramel leather benches, grey tubular seating and a nice big bar area with glass walls onto the barefoot wonderland of St Kilda Beach. A stone chimney and fireplace indoors will warm up the space when winter sets in for real. Those seated with backs to the beach can still soak up the vibe, thanks to Rennie Ellis’ vintage vignettes of seaside life. Just make sure you don’t get the table beneath the dental-floss bikini bum. It could arouse the wrong appetite. The drinks list is a party waiting to happen, with spirited slushies (margarita, piña colada) and 1.145-litre “sharing cocktails” – aka buckets o’ booze. There are the usual beer and cider suspects and a wine list that’s functional rather than flashy. Head chef Nick Mahlook’s menu is a catholic collection of chilli dogs, pizza, burgers and pasta, with a fair choice of fish to go with those short ribs bay views. There’s nothing too complicated here, and the headline Josper grill, the Catalonian king of charcoal-fuelled ovens, ensures meat offerings are a cut above. But still the kitchen can’t get it consistently right. Take the pizzette smeared with a creamy green purée of broccoli, roasted florets, ricotta and sliced chilli, and seasoned with some lemon and shaved Parmesan. The tastes are well matched and I’m enjoying it very much until my mouth starts clagging up. Nyap nyap nyap. Then I realise the remaining slices have a translucent, doughy line through the base. No wonder the texture’s unpleasant. The pizza’s raw. It’s such a disappointment I do something out of character and send it back. The waitress is apologetic and takes the charge off the bill, no questions asked. But I still have a question to ask. How is it that one of Melbourne’s best-known and loved restaurants cannot cook a simple pizza? Then there’s the ocean trout. We’ve got no problem with the quality of the fish, all glistening fresh and eat-me pink, frotting against some avocado and slicked with extra virgin olive oil. But all those silky textures cry out for a little pickled mussels lemon, perhaps, and horseradish. Both of which
were promised on the menu but are absent on the plate. As my date remarks: “The reason why it didn’t taste like anything is because they didn’t make it properly.” Things improve, you’ll be pleased to hear. We’re not keen on paying $6 for bread so skip instead to a curious-sounding dish of pickled mussels, cuttlefish, anchovies, toast and saffron aïoli. Or “aoili”, according to the menu. (I know. I’m an annoying pedant.) I ask the waitress how the seafood is cooked. “Um, it’s kind of mixed,” she says. And it’s served “all in a tin”. Interesting. If she’d said, “It’s sort of like a salad, with flat-leaf parsley and red onion and carrot and quite a bit of seafood, and it’s served in a cute round tin,” she would have been closer to the mark. In fact, it’s scrumptious strips of white anchovy tumbled with tendrils of cuttlefish and tangy pink bits of pickled mussel. Meanwhile, a surprisingly good side order of zucchini comes in long, oiled strips tossed with hazelnut chunks, chickpeas and brain-tingling fresh mint. There’s a terrific plate of charry, grill-marked olive toast with gorgeous figs and goat’s curd drizzled with truffled honey. And the short ribs turn out to be three sexy hunks of blackened cow, braised in stock, port and red wine and then blasted in the Josper at 300 degrees or so. The texture’s outstanding – like meaty marshmallows, scattered with fried shallots and resting on roasted capsicum. But disappointment returns in the form of spaghettini with clams, chilli, lemon and breadcrumbs. There must be two dozen vongole shells piled on slinky pasta that’s riddled with sliced garlic. The sauce itself is less garlicky than briny – a salt slurry with a mild chilli bang and plenty of shell-like grit. Unpleasant to eat, in other words. I can’t finish it. Desserts run to a chocolate, peanut butter and ice-cream jelly sandwich but we stick to a classic crème caramel. The taut, textured vanilla custard is drenched in caramel that’s slightly burnt and utterly delicious. The pale strawberries and crumbly almond biscotti on the side are mere distractions. Stokehouse Café has 240 seats to fill (100 fewer when weather shuts the terrace), which is a lot of people to make happy every mealtime. Obviously I wasn’t one of the happy ones. But that shouldn’t put you off visiting Stokehouse Café. In some ways it’s just like St Kilda Beach – you’re unlikely to be blown away, but there’s always the chance of some sunny breaks. \ email@example.com olive toast with figs
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eat this Stokehouse Café 30 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda Cuisine \ International Chef \ Nick Mahlook Hip pocket \ A hearty lunch for $50 a head; drinks extra. Open \ Tuesday-Friday noon-midnight Saturday-Sunday 8.30am-midnight
Highlights \ Seafood by the seashore. Lowlights \ Pizza, service, charging for bread and Heinz tomato sauce. Bookings \ For groups of 8-24. Otherwise, walk-ins. Phone \ 9525 5445
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DECANTER \ IT’S A DANGEROUS BUSINESS MAKING WINE, SAYS BEN THOMAS
ine: we can get it any time of the day or “We have a safety switch on every circuit and check night in bars, restaurants and bottleshops, the cords every six months.” but we often forget that wine is made only It’s a danger that can’t be seen that has the most once a year. For Victoria’s winemakers, that time is potential for death at vintage time – carbon dioxide. right now. “Carbon-dioxide asphyxiation has the greatest Winery teams all around the state are about potential, and is probably responsible for most winery halfway through a two-month stint of long deaths (around the world),” Steel says. days and nights, going days without seeing their “A wine tank is a confined space and fermenting wine loved ones and often staying on-site at the winery creates a truckload of CO₂, which displaces oxygen. “You can’t see CO₂ and, at any given time for weeks. during vintage, we have 40 to 50 barrels full of A Yarra Valley cellar hand I spoke to last year was fermenting grapes and juice, which give out a sleeping in a yurt in a paddock near the winery. load of gas.” It’s a bloody tough job being a vigneron and There are Medhurst’s barrel room has a sensor that winemaker, and a load of hard work and measures carbon-dioxide concentration and vigilance goes into a the making of a bottle of three main wine, whether it costs $5 or $500. dangers – and alerts winery workers when there are eight hours of oxygen left in the room, plus an It’s also a potentially dangerous endeavour, snakes aren’t audio-visual “get out immediately” alarm. which came as something of a surprise to one It’s a far cry from Steel’s early days in the me when I first started visiting wineries and wine industry. chatting to winemakers. “My first job at a winery was to clean out a Mind you, nearly every job I’ve ever had has been 20,000-litre tank and all I had (for safety) was a fan. at a desk in a newspaper office, where the sharp We’ve come a very long way since I started in the tongue of an editor or the pointy end of an HB pencil mid-’90s.” is as dangerous as it gets. Aside from the winery-specific dangers there’s a Winemakers and cellar hands are keenly aware of common threat to the safety of farm workers anywhere: their surrounding dangers and build their wineries motorised vehicles. and work practices to safeguard against them. “More people are killed on farms by tractors than “There are three major dangers in making anything else,” says Steel, who adds: “I can’t think of an wine – and snakes in the vineyard aren’t one of individual comparison to what we do.” \ them,” says Matt Steel of Medhurst Wines in the firstname.lastname@example.org Yarra Valley. “Electricity is the main danger. At a commercial To read more reviews winery everything runs on 440-volt, three-phase visit, www.theweeklyreview.com.au/wine electricity and if you get zapped, you stay zapped.
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taSte thiS Medhurst Shiraz 2010
(Yarra Valley) $32; 12.8% ★★★★ ½ My kind of shiraz, this. It’s a wine of finesse and elegance. A rich bouquet of red and dark cherries, blueberry, blood plum, spice and vanilla oak are layered and have a bright lift. In the mouth, it’s just medium-bodied with bright citrus, red berries and a crisp cranberry juice-like flavour. Silky smooth, there’s also a good tannic grip, some vibrant acidity and a perfume in the mouth that bursts out after every swallow. Food match \ Steak haché and chips
Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 2010
Fraser Gallop Parterre Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2011
(Margaret River) $36; 13% ★★★★ ½ A classic white Bordeaux blend of 58 per cent semillon and 42 per cent sauvignon blanc, which is wild-yeast fermented and aged for nine months in new oak barrels. It’s a hell of a wine. Layered, floral aromas include lemon, thyme, lemongrass and spicy cinnamon oak. These characteristics are replicated on the palate with real intensity. It’s seamless, too, with a great flow of refreshing, balanced acid and a powdery grip. The flavours carry on and on. Food match \ Prawn ravioli
(South Australia) $74.99; 14.5% ★★★★★ Bin 389 has been cabernet-dominant throughout its 50-odd years of production, but this time around the cabernet is only just ahead. It’s a 51/49 per cent blend and a dark, glass-staining wine, as are all of the new 2010 Penfolds red bin releases. It’s layered, complex and lovely to smell, with blue and black fruits, spice, and vanilla oak. It’s composed in the mouth, with a deep core of similar flavours and a good dose of nutty, coffee oak. Bright and tasty, it’s good drinking now, although its structure and keen, grippy tannins suggest it has a couple of decades ahead of itself. Food match \ Char siu pork
Xanadu Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 alluring
(Margaret River) $35; 14% ★★★★★ I don’t open much cabernet in the heat of summer, but I opened this after a cool change and thought “whoa!”. It wasn’t the cool relief speaking either. A lovely bouquet of perfumed dark berries, violets, vanilla and cedar oak – the wine spent 14 months maturing in French oak – is alluring, and the blackcurrant, blueberry, bay leaf and chocolate flavours are a delight. Gravelly tannins, bright acid and a finish of blackcurrant, chocolate and blackberry that lasts the distance seal the deal. Food match \ Slow-cooked lamb shoulder
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Wickhams Road Chardonnay 2012
(Gippsland) $16.99; 13% ★★★★ ½ I tried this, and its Yarra Valley twin, in barrel at the winery last year, and it has delivered on the promise it showed then. Actually, they’re both rather exciting wines for under $20. Aromas of peach, melon, spice, and grapefruit lead to subtle, clean and fresh green melon, lemon and peach flavours that have an assured drive. Smooth texture and linear acid add composure. Be sure not to drink it too cold; its charms reveal themselves as the wine approaches room temperature. Food match \ Chicken pie
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he was named one of Time magazine’s most influential fashion icons last year, yet 72-year-old Patricia Field, a native New Yorker who runs an eclectic boutique on the Bowery, didn’t even know she had made the list until she opened the magazine herself. “My reaction was surprised of course and wow, you think that much of me,” beams a husky-voiced Field, who has been in Melbourne for a week promoting a Sex and the City costume exhibition – at Chadstone Shopping Centre – that she helped curate. “You know, I just do my thing. I don’t see myself as some kind of title.” The style queen has built a loyal following ever since she opened her first shop in Greenwich Village in 1966, but her fans have mostly been won thanks to her role as stylist on the popular TV series Sex and the City and its
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fashion \ JANE ROCCA MEETS NEW YORK STYLE ICON PATRICIA FIELD subsequent big-screen movies. She was also the costume designer for The Devil Wears Prada and put her quirky touches to other shows such as Ugly Betty. The New York City Style exhibition features 20 outfits from Sex and the City, in which she relied on big-name designers such as Chanel, Christian Dior, Versace, Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood to dress the larger-than-life stars of the show. Many of these outfits make their way to Melbourne for this one-off show. “Putting this exhibition together was larger than life
The look New York fashion style icon Patricia Field curates an exhibition of Sex and the City outfits on show for a month at Chadstone. See many of the iconic dresses and, yes, even the Vivienne Westwood wedding gown that Carrie Bradshaw wore in the SATC movie. Drink a cosmopolitan and toast the women who set you free.
because the clothes were everywhere and we had to find them,” admits Field. “It wasn’t like we had a warehouse full of the clothes and went there and got them all. These dresses were loaned to us from designers and often returned to them, so we had to trace them all and it was a big job. It was about doing the research and reaching out to all these designers and organising their eventual arrival piece by piece.” She’s the doyenne of eclecticism and prefers fashion to speak for itself. She’s all about honing a style that fuses the old with the new, where couture and casual can mingle and high-end and lowbrow can sip cocktails together without being snobby about it. The iconic pieces are all here – from the Vivienne Westwood cream silk wedding dress in all its frou-frou glory to Charlotte’s Oscar de la Renta Mexico maxi. There was, however, one minor hiccup putting the exhibition together.
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“We didn’t get to locate all of the three bridesmaid gowns,” says Field. “The designer found two and I had to re-create the third for this exhibition.” It’s been seven years since I last visited Field’s boutique in Manhattan, a sensual mix of that trashy club sleaze, sex-den kinky that is about as eclectic as you can imagine – fishnet see-through tops, leopard print in everything from leggings to panties and affordable kitsch jewellery. And there’s still an upstairs hairdresser. It is now two doors up from its previous location on the Bowery. “I’ve spent a lot of time there since we reopened it in May,” says Field. “It needs my presence, not that it doesn’t work without me, but I definitely enjoy being there and taking care of it. My shop is an expression of myself and who I am, but it doesn’t mean I can’t reach my tentacles out to other areas like the Upper East Side of Manhattan.” “Sex and the City was about high end, but it was really about mixing high and low, casual and dressy, old and new and throwing ideas up in the air and coming up with new combinations,” says Field. “Unfortunately we are distracted and railroaded into not following our own fashion instinct because we’re yielded into following celebrities and trends instead of starting from our own unique core. I always say understand yourself and your fashion sense will follow.” \ firstname.lastname@example.org » The New York City Style exhibition is showing at Chadstone’s Luxury Precinct until March 31.
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Under the radar \ Myke bartlett reviews the latest FiLM
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It’s rare to find a 50-year-old thriller whose peaks have not been blunted by over-familiarity. Hitchcock’s North By Northwest – revived this week in sparkling high-definition by the Astor Theatre – is one such beast. When revisiting the classics, we usually feel an obligation to make allowances, in terms of pace, stunts and spectacle. It’s tempting to say no such allowances are needed here. Even by modern standards, it’s a cracking tale and superb entertainment. The themes of shifting realities and twisting identities almost seem to pre-empt latter-day cerebral thrillers such as Christopher Nolan’s Memento and Inception. That said, some slack must be cut. Cary Grant is, frankly, a bit rubbish. His charisma ultimately wins over the viewer but it’s tempting to imagine how much better the film would have been with someone who could, well, act. (There’s an unintentionally hilarious scene in which James Mason chides Grant’s character for being a terrible actor.) Instead, the screen is stolen by Eva Marie Saint, who makes something bold and captivating out of a potentially slender role. \ (SUPPLIED)
NORTH BY NORTHWEST \ The Astor Theatre, March 14-16 » www.astortheatre.net.au
Listening \ The Drones. I See Seaweed. Sprawling, scary and surprising, the Melbourne group’s first album in four years is a brave and wonderful experiment in crafting worlds from noise and melody. Watching \ Searching for Sugar Man. This surprise-hit doco about forgotten muso Rodriguez has appeared on DVD just in time for this month’s Australian tour. attending \ Melbourne Queer Film Festival kicks off this week with cheeky comedy Gayby.
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The debut album from Melbourne’s own ska sensation is exactly the sort of late-night party album you’d expect, given their energetic live shows. Its approach to the genre is wide-ranging – taking in ska’s Jamaican roots and a looser, fruitier take on the two-tone sound. Dean Went to Mexico recalls Madness’ Night Boat to Cairo, trumpets blaring a lethargic salute on the banks of the Nile – or the banks of the Río Bravo, in this case. Elsewhere, Learn to Love Again fuses a ska shuffle to a Burt Bacharach-style tune, slinky vocals sliding along ba melody for which Dionne Warwick would have hiked to San Jose. It’s all great fun, if familiar. The album kicks off with a tequilla-fuelled take on the Get Smart theme: a ragged, wordless and sweaty tune destined to fill dance floors. The retro stays for Lygon Street Meltdown, a Batman-infused tale of gangsters and shoot-outs. It’s here the album gets closest to a sense of place and purpose, rather than snatching wildly at influences and genre tropes. Certainly there’s nothing particularly new here. The album is largely missing the socio-political impetus that shaped the best ska. There’s no Ghost Town or Simmer Down. In that sense, the record is a missed opportunity – it isn’t hard to imagine a Melbourne ska album engaging with our city’s injustices and inequalities. As it is, this is an entertaining tour through a much-loved genre. There’s plenty here to move your feet, if not your conscience. \
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It’s slightly worrying that the best TV the ABC has produced this year has been cheaply made documentaries. Really, I’d rather be immersed in a satisfying fictional world. But here we are, with Annabel Crabb offering a rather jolly tour of our capital’s underbelly. Canberra is espionage heartland, we’re told, with one in 50 of its inhabitants somehow connected to the spy business. Despite the film-noir stylings and the promise of saucy shenanigans, this is a pretty lightweight affair. Dressed as a 1940s lady detective, Crabb pores over a box of sleazy documents implicating Robert Menzies and Harold Holt in dubious debauchery, traces the rise of the ALP’s “faceless men” and considers a scandal that helped topple the Whitlam government. Her style is that of a gossipy Play School presenter, so it’s not surprising that she never pokes too deeply into the dirt. As a refresher on Canberra’s frequently sordid history, this makes for an entertaining hour, but it’s a shame there’s not something a little more salacious or controversial. \
Nobody is too sure whether legendary rabble-rouser Shane MacGowan quit The Pogues or was booted out, but the end result was the formation of The Popes – a rockier, rowdier take on the Irish folk tradition. In short, they’re more Thin Lizzy than Clannad. MacGowan has since disappeared (likely in the direction of the nearest pub) but these Popes show no sign of suddenly stepping down from the pulpit. They’ve recorded three albums now without their founder and, for one night only, they’re bringing their mix of Celtic standards and rocking originals to Elsternwick. Their vigorous live shows have a tendency to drive the most determined of wallflowers to the dance floor. \
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BOOKS \ IRISH WRITER EDNA O’BRIEN’S VIVID MEMOIR IS A TRIUMPH, WRITES CORRIE PERKIN
continues to lure her, and when she meets the Irish writer Ernest Gebler, she tosses aside her pharmacy studies and, despite her parents’s objections, marries the older man. In 1958, Edna and Ernest, with their two young sons, move to London. “It was in London that I would find both the freedom and the incentive to write,” O’Brien reflects, adding, “the words tumbled out, like the oats on threshing day …”. In 1960 her first novel, the highly controversial The Country Girls, is published. More books follow. And as O’Brien’s career flourishes, her marriage falls apart. O’Brien’s battle for custody of her children, her relationships, career highs and emotional lows – including one day in a Singapore hotel when she considered seriously taking her own life “People – and a parade of celebrity friends such as have tended Robert Mitchum, Marlon Brando, Marianne to trivialise Faithfull, Roger Vadim, Jane Fonda, Jackie me” Onassis, Gore Vidal and Paul McCartney, allow O’Brien to recall and reflect. It assures the succes of Country Girls as a memoir of worth. The quintessential 20th-century feminist package, O’Brien was smart, sexy and ambitious. Her early novels in particular coincided with Britain’s postwar social and cultural awakening, and cemented her reputation as a courageous thinker who defied convention to state her case. \ email@example.com
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was an ugly child,” writes Edna O’Brien in her new memoir. “So ugly that when Ger McNamara, the son of the couple who lived in our gate lodge and a captain in the Irish army, came to congratulate her, my mother said I was too unsightly to be shown and therefore kept me hidden under the red herringbone quilt.” And so the woman once described by Ireland’s former president Mary Robinson as “one of the great creative writers of her generation” begins her life story. It’s a story O’Brien, now in her 80s, vowed she would never write. But, as she explained in a recent interview with The Independent, “people have tended to trivialise me, my hair, my love affairs … I said to Ed Victor [her agent], ‘When I’m dead, I don’t want this misrepresentation’. And he said, ‘I think you have only one recourse, which is to write your memoir’.” Country Girl: A Memoir begins with O’Brien’s birth in 1930 in the village of Tuamgraney, in County Clare. The once-vast family fortune has vanished, thanks mainly to her father’s excessive gambling and drinking. A quiet and sensitive child, O’Brien finds comfort among books and writing. “I would go out to the fields to write,” she recalls. “The words ran away with me. I would write imaginary stories, stories set in our bog and our kitchen garden …” After finishing school, O’Brien escapes to Dublin and finds a job in a pharmacy. But the literary world
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CAYLEY AND SON: THE LIFE AND ART OF NEVILLE HENRY CAYLEY AND NEVILLE WILLIAM CAYLEY by Penny Olsen » $49.99 (National Library of Australia)
In her foreword to this all-too-brief but engaging bio, award-winning author and cultural historian Alexandra Harris says her book “is meant as a first port of call for those new to Woolf, and as an enticement to read more”. Harris romps quickly through the events, people and literary triumphs of Virginia Woolf’s world, but she does this respectfully and skilfully. Her readers are left with a vivid impression of one of the early 20th century’s greatest writers, and a keen desire to learn more. In its new paperback format, it is a must-read. \
The National Library in Canberra has a stellar reputation for producing quality books that celebrate its vast collection. In this latest addition, natural-history expert Dr Penny Olsen recognises the contribution of this admired father-and-son team to the world of ornithology. The most-respected bird illustrators of their respective generations, Neville Henry, who died in 1903, and son Neville William encouraged curiosity and national pride in Australia’s bird life. With more than 100 colour plates, this book is a beautiful gift for nature lovers. \
parenting HELLO, MY NAME IS PABST by Miek Bruno and Kerry Sparks » $14.95 (Three Rivers Press)
COUNTRY GIRL: A MEMOIR by Edna O’Brien » $35 (Faber)
We have classified this witty little treasure under the “parenting” banner because it is, after all, the task of mums and dads to choose a new baby’s name. Have a giggle while you undergo this torturous task and consult one of Bruno and Sparks’ chapters – “Names That Look Good Painted on a Food Truck” or “Names That Can Occupy Wall Street”, for example – and you’re sure to find some candidates. Our favourites? Names You Can Drink at the Bar (Remy, Stella, Pimm), Names For Your Future Expat (Jaakko, Yuri, Iskra) and Names For Your Little Gardener (thank you, Peat/Yarrow/Espalier). \
kids LIFT-THE-FLAP QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS by Usborne Books »$24.99 (Usborne) British publishing house Usborne is a world leader in the production of quality educational books for young children. We were not surprised, then, to discover this fabulous hardcover among our new-release Usborne book boxes. More than 60 sturdy hard-to-damage flaps reveal the answers to some of life’s most puzzling questions. Bright illustrations present a wide range of familiar topics (boats, rockets, sheep, apples, trains) to young readers and will provide hours of amusement. \
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Profile \ Who is our best-known animal rights activist and champion of all creatures great and small? ANNE CRAWFORD knows …
HUGH’S WHO W
hen veterinarian Hugh Wirth agreed The writing of the memoirs took a more serious to a proposal to write his memoirs turn, however, when we delved into Wirth’s two years ago, I thought “yippee”. family background. Then “oh my goodness, what have For years, Wirth has been quoted in newspapers I done?” as saying that his grandfather, George Wirth, who Like countless Melburnians, I’d grown up listening emigrated from Germany, was related to the great to the long-term RSPCA president on ABC radio Wirth’s Circus family. The young Hugh used to visit the and was in awe of Wirth and his work as an animal circus in the ’40s and early ’50s when it was based on the advocate. Compiling his life story was going to be a area now occupied by the arts precinct at Southbank. big responsibility. He discovered in the course of writing the memoirs Hugh Wirth also had a reputation for being cranky. his father, Erich, had fabricated the tale, creating trails Fierce even. I’d heard him tell off many a caller on his that led away from the true story. Documents unearthed Saturday morning pet program with reprimands such by Wirth’s niece, Emma Keeler, revealed an altogether as, “It’s YOUR fault, madam – not the dog’s!” more poignant past in which George abandoned Erich Clients at his Balwyn veterinary surgery copped the and his mother when the boy was 10 years old. same treatment if he thought they were doing the wrong “It just goes to show how unreliable oral history thing by their pet. He didn’t care if he lost clients; the can be,” Wirth says. “I’ve always suspected that when welfare of the animal was always paramount. I was told people tell me there’s nothing wrong with their family of one man who lived just around the corner from the that they’re telling a lie – everyone’s got a dysfunctional surgery who took his overweight dog to a clinic further family, or a dysfunctional aspect to the family.” away for fear of being told off. At 72, Hugh Wirth was initially fascinated In fact, whenever I mentioned working with Hugh by the story, then saddened by it. By the time he Wirth to anyone, they’d almost invariably ask “Isn’t was speaking about it publicly, he was calling the he grumpy?” The other question was always “Is he grandfather he had met only once as a child, with married?” (He isn’t.) Whatever the query, the reaction trademark crustiness, as to the mention of Dr Hugh Wirth was always “that bastard”. animated; people either love him or hate him. His brusque manner masks a softer side. Wirth has gathered many fans in his 40 A former waterside worker I interviewed Wirth years as RSPCA Victoria president and about the RSPCA campaign that ended the is a natural during his 30 years on-air; people who raconteur, full “horses for slaughter” export trade in the early regard him and his dogged determination turned out to be an old client of Wirth’s. of anecdotes ’80s, and eccentricities with affection. In the He recounted how Wirth had castigated him times we spent visiting publishers (there was a for not following a treatment for the family dog short bidding war for his memoirs), he was often to the letter. He also recalled how the family had approached by people who overheard his unmistakable, to take his daughter’s elderly cat to the Balwyn surgery megaphonic voice or who recognised him in the street to be put down. Wirth turned up at their house the next and wanted to chat. A happy banter would follow. day with a kitten with identical markings. His pronouncements on animal welfare have Wirth is well known for liking children and for being drawn detractors, too. He raises the blood pressure kinder to them on-air than to adults. He melts when a of duck shooters annually. He takes on politicians child calls to ask why her budgie’s eggs haven’t hatched and bureaucrats with what seems like relish. He’s or why a pet rabbit always pees on its owner’s leg. been criticised by dog breeders for campaigning – Listeners phone to ask about anything and everything, successfully – against tail-docking and puppy farms. although the show’s presenter, Hilary Harper, jokes that He’s attacked by radical activists for not doing enough. anal glands get a disproportionate airing. Wirth and I recorded his memoirs in the lounge room In person, Wirth is forthright rather than gruff. of his Balwyn home, next door to the veterinary surgery He doesn’t let too many people get close, beyond his he ran until he retired in 2006. His Cairn Terriers Miss sister, Rose, and her family, and a few valued friends. He Lexie (“a real daddy’s girl”) and Lachlan, who has since says he rarely talks about himself personally to others died, were always close by, Miss Lexie constantly vying and reports that even his closest friends are surprised at for attention, dancing around. (Miss Lexie, it must be what they are finding out about him in the memoirs. said, is given a good deal of latitude by her owner given Hugh Wirth has never married although he writes his strict decrees on animal behaviour.) I would look about some early relationships with women. He is up from my notes to see her leaping onto Wirth’s lap matter-of-fact about his preference for living alone with to knock Lachlan out of the way, or to see Molly, one of his pets. Wirth’s two Cornish Rex cats, perched on his shoulders Currently, the household consists of one dog and one contemplating the top of his head. cat, the latest of 16 dogs, 12 cats and assorted sheep and Wirth is a natural raconteur, full of James geese Wirth has owned. Oh, and he has 50 goldfish. He Herriot-esque anecdotes. There is the one about his first maintains that goldfish have personalities. patient, the dead canary. Then there’s the Clydesdale There’s no doubt Wirth lives for animals. He that sat on him. The grand champion chook at the Royal says he couldn’t survive without his pets. He once Melbourne Show that turned out to have been dyed uncharacteristically failed to return my emails or calls black. The client who answered the door to a house for several days – I learnt later that Lachlan had to have call by Wirth, naked. The politician who fell asleep a malignant tumour removed from his hip. Wirth had during a lunchtime meeting with Wirth and an RSPCA been preoccupied worrying about the dog. colleague, who awoke to be told he’d just agreed to form He’s philosophical about the deaths of his animals but a major new animal welfare committee. says he always cries when one dies. He keeps his trips 22 The weekly review \ march 13, 2013
Available for viewing… short when he goes overseas to board meetings for the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) to avoid missing the pets for too long. His work with WSPA – the organisation that takes on large-scale issues such as stray dogs in Bali and bear bile farms in Asia – is less well known in Australia than his RSCPA roles. (Wirth headed RSPCA Australia for 21 years and is still on its board.) He joined the London-based WSPA in 1993, a colonial upstart who ruffled the ranks of the conservative organisation by telling them off for having too many English and east-coast Americans on the board. He then rose through various positions to become the organisation’s global head in 2004, the first non-European to do so. Wirth also upset members of his own profession in Australia early on with his outspoken comments – with a very different outcome. He fell out with the Australian Veterinary Association in the 1980s over his activism with the RSPCA and still rues the rift, if not the comments. Aside from that, he has no regrets about the stances he has taken on animal welfare. His stubborn nature and an extraordinary surety of self leave little room for contrition. Wirth attributes his feisty temperament to his early days growing up with a strong mother – he clearly admires strong women – and the influence of Xavier College. As a teenager he argued vigorously and often with the Jesuits at the school, whom he also credits with teaching him how to think. It was during his years studying veterinary science at the University of Queensland that Wirth learnt, through an influential professor, about intensive farming. He has spent decades campaigning against the “factory farming” of chickens and pigs, and confining cattle to feedlots. Live animal export is the other big thorn in his side. Wirth is convinced that opponents of the “cruel trade” will eventually put an end to it. One thing I always wondered about Hugh Wirth was how he handled being exposed to so much animal cruelty over the decades. Didn’t it get to him? “Fortunately all my dogs are excellent listeners so I can have an angry tirade when I get home, have a Scotch in the evening, get over it and keep going,” he says. “The thing that keeps me going is that we get victories every so often and any incremental progress is good. We get less examples of the cruelty we’ve been fighting against,” he says. As we talked I sometimes noticed a tremor in Wirth’s left hand. He revealed that he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease four years ago. The disease has put an end to such activities as labouring in his garden, but he is only bothered by it in the sense that it, like old age, might one day affect his voluntary work. In true Wirth spirit, he intends to keep that work up as long as he can draw breath. \ ANNE CRAWFORD firstname.lastname@example.org Animal attraction: Vet and RSPCA Victoria president Dr Hugh Wirth with his dogs Lachlan and Lexie. (DARRiAn TRAynoR)
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the raitt stuff music \ Blues legend Bonnie Raitt talks with JANE ROCCA about inspiration
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ock and Roll Hall of Fame member Bonnie Bean Project and Save Our Wild Salmon Coalition. Raitt recorded her first album in seven “I was always interested in being a social activist ever years last year. Slipstream sees the blues since I was a kid. I was raised in a family of Quaker woman sing covers as she deals with the loss of her pacifists and very much actively involved in civil brother Steve to brain cancer. and human rights. I came up in the ’60s, when those The Harvard African studies major worked social movements were very much a part of the fabric with LA songwriter and producer Joe Henry on of American lives and all the African countries were her latest offering. Henry – who calls Madonna throwing off colonialism and becoming independent. his sister-in-law (yes, he married her sister some “The peace, bomb and civil-rights movements were years back) – puts his refined stamp on Raitt’s new part of my childhood. By the time I was a young adult I album. Raitt also covers two Bob Dylan tracks as was very interested in marrying the two. I was inspired well as the late Gerry Rafferty’s song Right Down by Joan Baez, Pete Seeger and Bob Dylan; those who the Line. rallied and raised money always inspired me, and I “I lost both of my parents in the middle of the hope I inspire others to do the same.” decade, seven months apart from each other. They When she decided to work with Joe Henry on her both had long illnesses and then my brother died latest offering, Raitt says it was her profound respect after an eight-year battle with brain cancer,” says for him as an artist that interested her. Raitt, who heads to Australia to perform at the “We had been mutual fans of each other for Byron Bay Blues Festival over the Easter break a long time. I went to his studio in late 2010 later this month. and we really hit it off. I didn’t just turn “I was totally spent and needed to up there,” she says. “We had some Music was take time out and deal with some very discussions and we both wanted to a hobby that work with one another but hadn’t significant losses that had taken place in my life. I wasn’t sick of music. I just need had a chance. I went to his basement became my to stop thinking about work and take studio in South Pasadena and way of life time to understand what had happened it’s where I got my appetite back to me and those I really loved and called for music.” my family.” Thanks to acts such as Adele and Bon Iver, Raitt, who has been making music since 1970 Raitt’s music is now also gaining attention with a and recorded 19 albums in a career that spans four younger audience. decades, rarely sits still. She only knows a busy life Adele sang Raitt’s 1991 hit I Can’t Make You spent on the road touring and has just completed Love Me in London last year, and Bon Iver has also an 85-city tour for her latest album. Life on the covered the same track. road feels like a home away from home. She says “Adele sings that song with so much poise and being in transit is easier than having to think power at her age. She is amazing,” Raitt says. about making a new album. “I was knocked out when Norah Jones first “It is a bit more daunting coming up with new appeared, but Adele is so monumental and a records than it is to be on the road,” she says. really inspiring singer too. I was thrilled when “I don’t want to do the same thing over with she sang my song because she’s helped bring it each record. I really like to cull my ideas and to a whole new generation of fans now looking make sure what I have to say is new and fresh and me up on Youtube to see the original version, nothing I’ve done before.” which is now over 20 years old. Slipstream features Million Miles and Standing “I didn’t write the song, but it’s one of the in the Doorway – two tracks Dylan wrote in 1997 most powerful songs about a break-up and I with lyrics that resonate with 63-year-old Raitt. am glad she gave it a new life.” \ email@example.com “I couldn’t cover just any song, I had to relate to it personally. There are aspects of those songs that » Bonnie Raitt’s Slipstream is out now. really speak to me,” she says. “I am not singing She plays with Mavis Staples at Byron Dylan’s story as much as I am singing the lyrics Bay Blues Festival (March 27-April that relate to my own journey in life.” 1), and at the State Theatre, Arts Aside from making music, Raitt is also a social Centre, Melbourne on March 27. activist; it runs deep in her DNA, and ever since www.ticketek.com.au the 1970s she has been fusing her two passions – raising money for charities and releasing music. » www.bonnieraitt.com Whether it’s women’s rights or environmental or anti-apartheid issues, she’s at the forefront with her own message to share. “Some people have children, others have charity projects they run and others are avid sports people. For me, it’s all about doing both charity work and making music. I am lucky I can do both. Music was a hobby that became my way of life, and now that I do it for a living I make sure I give where I can,” says Raitt, who has partnered with a wide variety of not-for-profit organisations including Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility, Clean Water Fund and Rainforest Action Network, as well as Women’s
captain’s blog \ CHERYL CRITCHLEY MEETS MADELEINE TEHAN the issue do todaY’s YouNG peopLe Have it easier tHaN previous GeNeratioNs?
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No, writes Loreto MaNdeviLLe HaLL co-scHooL captaiN MadeLeiNe teHaN; tHeir Lives are just differeNt
Madeleine Tehan School \ Loreto Mandeville Hall Class of 2013: Year 12 Studying \ English, legal studies, politics and business management. Favourite subject \ Currently it’s English, but last year it was biology 3 and 4. Most inspirational teacher and why \ My year 5 teacher, Gary Thomas (aka Mr T) for his reliability, sense of humour and poor taste in football team. Most memorable moment at school \ The total relief when I walked out of my final maths methods 3 and 4 exam last year (maths is not my forté). Goals for 2013 \ Get my licence and see St Kilda win the premiership. Role as school captain \ Representing the views of the students to the school and vice versa. Most challenging aspect \ Balancing schoolwork, seeing my friends and captain’s responsibilities.
“Back in my day” … this clichéd phrase is associated with internal eye-rolling, the slumping of shoulders and an often over-exaggerated sigh. Sorry, nan! But the story just isn’t the same when told for the 51st time. At 88, she has an almost perfect recollection of Neil Armstrong’s moon landing. Her awe is still apparent, 44 years later. It is easy to wonder whether similarly phenomenal achievements will occur in our generation. Or have they already happened? Is our generation simply immune to expressing any form of wonder or amazement? Are we taking similar events for granted? Generation Y: synonymous with narcissism, a sense of entitlement and ‘Y can’t someone else do it?’ (pardon the pun). This stereotyping of teenagers tars us with the same brush, without considering the individuality of each person and the fact that, simply put, we’re not all like that! We have the ability to make the lives of others easier, as our current society has a strong focus on social justice. Our grandparents embraced this idea of selflessness on a local level, and young people have the opportunity to offer assistance on a global level. Furthermore, the expectations of society have changed. As well as completing schoolwork, involvement in such activities as sport, music, drama and debating is encouraged. Achieving the perfect balance between school and co-curricular activities is one of the daily struggles for many teenagers. Teenagers of any time are caught in a limbo where they are expected to act like an adult but are not yet afforded the responsibilities of being an adult. This frustration and inner confusion gives us a decade of tumultuous self-discovery. The truth of the matter is that teenagers don’t have it easier or harder; simply, times and lives are different. What will be the stories and events that I describe to my grandchildren? Will they roll their eyes at my humble descriptions of an iPhone? Slump their shoulders in boredom when I express my amazement of 3D televisions? Sigh loudly when I explain the variety of co-curricular activities on offer? Sooner or later, it will be us saying “back in my day”. Our lives won’t necessarily have been easier or harder than those of our grandchildren, just poles apart. \
Beyond the books \ Reading, cooking and listening to music. Pets \ My pet lorikeet Daniel. Role models \ A combination of all the members of my immediate family. Favourite food \ Mum’s chicken schnitzel. Sport \ Softball, netball, soccer and cricket. Next year I will be … finished!! Where I’ll be in 10 years \ Hopefully involved in the legal world – preferably in Melbourne so I remain close to my family. Will I have a leadership role? \ Being a leader is about having something to contribute. If I am recognised as having something to offer, I would love the opportunity to be in such a role. Advice to future school captains \ Organisation is crucial. Give yourself some time to relax each day where you can forget everything on your mind. \
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f the entrance to Mentone Grammar’s newly opened Greenways year 9 centre looks like a groovy café, that’s because it is. Glossy blackboards announce the day’s specials and students are expertly brewing lattes, flat whites and espressos behind a professional coffee machine, as well as preparing food and running the business. Café tables and chairs and brightly coloured stools are casually arranged and it’s only the large screen with study messages that reminds you that you’re in school. Year-9 students have said the new centre is a “cool place to learn” and willingly hang out postcode until 5pm. It’s easy to see why, moving from the café entry into the heart of the new centre with its series of classrooms, learning studios and lounges opening inwards onto a large central shared space and outwards to decks and landscaping set up for learning outside. Its contemporary design makes innovative use of vibrant colour, spaces, levels and materials and the latest technology. There is Wi-Fi throughout the centre, with additional direct data, iPod and projector access points. The $4-million transformation of Mentone Grammar’s old school hall into a high-tech learning village has created an educational wonderland set to be the envy of students and teachers all over Melbourne. Other schools are already requesting visits and teachers are approaching the school with employment inquiries. principal mal cater with year-9 students Mentone Grammar was a very traditional boys’
a cool place to learn school before opening its doors to girls eight years ago, says principal Mal Cater. Since then enrolments have grown rapidly, 54 per cent, and now it’s a highly popular school. He says the school has placed great emphasis on investigating teaching and learning and has invested $30 million in new buildings over the last 10 years. Just over a year ago Cater decided the old school hall was not an effective use of school space, as it was in use less than 10 per cent of the school day. He decided that redevelopment of the old hall could give year-9 students the separation and independence they needed, while keeping them within the heart of the school. Year 9 is when adolescence generally peaks, and it is well recognised by educational authorities that engagement during this year is critical for a student’s future schooling success. “Our school has a very close-knit community and our parents didn’t want to send their children away for long periods. We were looking for ways to further develop our year-9 program without the disruption of a term away.” (The school has now integrated the year-9 development program’s outdoor, city and work-experience elements throughout the year and students no longer have a term away from school.) Mentone Grammar teaching scholarship winner Natalie McLennan had been on a study tour of Finland, which consistently tops global league tables in education, and on her return to Australia she was offered leadership of the proposed centre and began six months of intensive planning. “Greenways is about a constant conversation between students and teachers and students and the school. It’s about connectivity – connected kids are happy kids. Everywhere is a learning space, learning is not confined to classrooms,” McLennan says. There are no closed staff rooms at Greenways; instead, teaching and administrative staff work at central open workstations accessible to students and other staff. With flexible spaces and mobile furniture,
learning can move outside and seating can be set up in the most conducive arrangements. Steps do double duty as seating inside and out. There are four to seven “fixed” classrooms, all with glass \walls to the internal open space. Several learning studios and lounges allow for collaborative and solo work in a variety of mediums. There’s also a lecture theatre, an internal courtyard with a leafy Japanese maple and treadmills for students with excess energy. While little of the old school hall is recognisable, Cater and McLennan point out parquetry in the central area, and concrete block walls given an industrial chic as part of a contemporary collage of surfaces. Light streams in through high-performance glazing and skylights. The school worked with Kneeler Design Architects to plan and oversee the metamorphosis of the old school hall into the new campus. The brief included sustainability, and Greenways features automated louvres reacting to temperature, student movements and group sizes. At night this system “purges”, with a complete change of air through the centre. McLennan says groups of 12 run the café in two-week blocks. It operates from 8am to 4pm on school days and students run every aspect of the café from purchasing, menu planning, food preparation and promotion to financial management. At the fortnight’s end they are qualified baristas, with certificates in food handling, first aid and work safety and are excellent candidates for part-time work. Staff and parents are encouraged to use the café and students are becoming canny marketers, offering drive-through coffees for school drop-offs and free delivery to staff around the school. Cater says his staff has been working on
Café culture: Greenways gives Mentone Grammar year 9 students a new learning environment. (supplied)
understanding this generation and how they learn. “Our job at Greenways is to create highly passionate learners ready to take on their senior years.” Mentone Grammar celebrates its 90th anniversary this year and is holding Twilight Tours on March 19 at 6pm. Interested visitors can book online. \ LIZ MCLACHLAN firstname.lastname@example.org » Greenways Campus, Mentone Grammar 63 Venice Street, Mentone 9584 4211 www.mentonegrammar.net » Building and interior design \ Kneeler Design Architects Project manager \ Gallagher Jeffs
’ve always loved documentaries where a very enthusiastic David Attenborough or Jacques Cousteau-type talks to us with irrepressible passion about the life expectancy of a caterpillar or the risky business of egg laying. These shows used to be about the survival of different species. Now, regrettably, via the lenses of microscopic cameras we get first-hand, close-up Technicolor and slow-motion detail of elephants copulating, fish flirting and the ritual courtship of a cane toad – not unlike King Street on Saturday night. Nature has been turned into a peep show – which could seriously erode business for mail-order DVD companies in Canberra. “How do they reproduce?” is a question asked even of the floral and insect world – how do rhododendrons do it? I loathe the way creatures are anthropomorphised; ascribed with emotions, goals and desires viewed as human. We’re told about the dominant and territorial behaviour of the male, and submissive, home-making activities of the female – how do they know? Do they get Bettina Arndt to ask questions of a pond snail about its sexual proclivities? I miss Jacques Cousteau and the beret that made him look like a sea anemone had attached itself to his head. He shared rigorously researched and well-observed information but didn’t blather on about the imagined seedy details of an underwater Sodom and Gomorrah. I agree with scientists who believe that certain animals have expectations about their future – that’s why in some flocks of birds, a few will eat while others watch for predators, with the role changing as each bird has
had its feed. And of course it’s useful for biologists to put themselves into the head of whichever critter they’re studying so as to understand and better empathise with its circumstances. But to present the animal world in a cheesy, gossip-magazine style, I believe, denies our fellow species any awareness or intelligence whatsoever. If you want to delve into the inner worlds of other species without the absurdity of a musical soundtrack such as Madonna’s Like a Virgin impacting on your experience, visit the Melbourne Zoo. Ours is Australia’s oldest zoo, having opened in 1862 at the Royal Park site on land donated by the City of Melbourne. Only four kilometres from the CBD, you can take a long look at Asian elephants, giggle at the orang-utans and finally understand our not-so-distant connection to gorillas. There are more than 320 animal species from Australia and around the world and, because the zoo is designed specifically to the natural environment of every animal, you move through diverse habitats from tropical rainforest to Australian bush to African grasslands. The locals are there – penguins, koalas, kangaroos, platypuses and wombats – as well as the foreigners: tigers, lions, meerkats and zebras. But my heart belongs to the butterfly house, a tropical glasshouse heated to 28 degrees year round and home to hundreds of tropical and subtropical butterflies. The minute you walk in you’re surrounded by dozens of winged creatures flashing their vibrant colours. It’s breathtaking, until they land on you – then it’s pure enchantment. For insect nerds, there’s the world of bugs where you can interface with the giant burrowing cockroach – really! \ email@example.com Follow Rachel on Twitter @boom_berger
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The beauty of the natural world reveals itself in the details, and here at this open-range zoo, established in 1983, you get close encounters with rhinoceros, giraffes, zebras, oryxes, Mongolian horses, ostriches and camels. There’s a guided safari bus tour across the savannah or you can opt for the open-vehicle adventure. Yes, your heart will be thumping a little harder but it’s worth it. This zoo delivers an opportunity to appreciate the brashness and robustness of often-misunderstood and misrepresented animals. The gorilla exhibit is one of the largest in the world, designed so you can watch these gallant giants from a platform on the edge of the natural wetland. \
Wander down Cocker Alley after dark (off Flinders Lane, between Swanston and Elizabeth streets) and take in Neon Natives. This was part of a collection of public artworks for the 2011 Laneway Commissions celebrating the creativity of Melbourne’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. The artist is Reko Rennie, a Kamilaroi/ Gamilaraay/Gummaroi man who draws on his Aboriginal heritage to re-create traditional images in a contemporary context, thereby melding the traditional and kitsch into a contemporary visual language. Here, neon lights trace the outline of a selection of iconic Australian animals against a diamond geometric patterned background, which is a cultural identifier of the Kamilaroi people. \
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Just eight kilometres from the CBD in Williamstown you’ll find Jawbone Flora and Fauna Reserve, a coastal salt marsh. Inhabited by pelicans and migratory wading birds, this is one of only two salt-marsh communities in metropolitan Melbourne. The 50-hectare site consists of open grasslands, two wetland lakes, the salt marsh and mangrove conservation area, Wader Beach and Kororoit Creek. Watch out for bird lovers (birders, or twitchers) at the bird hide using their iBird app to identify their bird. They’re hoping to hear or see blue-billed ducks, musk ducks, great crested grebe and cormorants – better known as a shag, alone on its rock. \
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eymour Grove forms the southern edge of the huge JB Were subdivision of 1882. It is a notable street, differing from its neighbours in that its trees are exotic, its gardens lush and its fences depict south Brighton at its best. Nyora is one of the street’s grandest houses. At more than 1000 square metres, the block is slightly above street level. This sets off the house to advantage. It was built in the early 1890s. This was a time of turmoil and change in Victoria. Its design shows a few signs that, while its architect was aware of the current architectural revolution, he adopted only a few of its outcomes. A traditional low hipped and gabled slate roof was chosen rather the new, complex forms, clad with red tiles from Marseilles. The most noticeable stylistic change is in the double return verandah. Gone are the cast-iron lacework and columns that bedecked our houses for a third of a century and gave Victorian architecture an international presence. Here posts and beams are timber with a minimum of detailing. Similarly, long popular Clifton Blacks were chosen over the new red varieties of brick that suddenly appeared. The tuck-pointed outer walls were laid in Flemish bond, indicating three thicknesses of brick. Windows in all main room are full-height double hung with fanlights to fit in with the high ceilings. Entry is by a garden path up to the side of the house, and into a generous hall. This leads in turn leads to a rare transverse passage that gives access to all rooms. The gem of Nyora is its ballroom. High, wide and handsome, it has garden outlooks and rare classical plaster mouldings embellishing its spectacular coved ceiling. A pair of chandeliers completes the picture. Bedrooms and bathrooms are grouped at this end of the house. The main bedroom now has its own bathroom and dressing room. These are contained in an addition. The new
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structure used matching bricks so as not to compromise the integrity of this fine house Two double bedrooms, flanking a second bathroom, look out to a side garden. A well-fitted library is adjacent to the front door and marks the extent of the original house. Some time ago the back section of the house was demolished and a modern living area was created. This now-common practice has saved many old houses, and Nyora is a typical example. The original heavy construction provides good heat and sound insulation. The new section can provide a dramatic change – bright, open spaces and interaction with the garden. Here, although a bedroom was included, the extension mainly consists of a huge space for general family living. The kitchen is around a corner, giving it a slight, rare degree of privacy but it is still part of the action. A meal bay is defined. Otherwise this area is given over to all activities. All this faces north, the secret of residential design for Melbourne. A large laundry, it is at the north-eastern corner of the house – a prime position, just like the old days. The north wall looks on to a garden and a well-integrated swimming pool. A garage is reached from a rear street. This leaves the front garden undisturbed by drives or carports. The family room is heated by a hydronic/ducted system. The rest of the house has discrete hydronic radiators in each room. Nyora offers a good combination: two grand rooms from another era and a family house for today’s needs. Seymour Grove is close to Brighton Beach station. The area has good public and private schools and the beach is only a stroll away. \ NEIL CLEREHAN email@example.com
nick Johnstone \ 9553 8300
Price \ $3 million +
auction \ March 16 at noon
Fast facts \ Grand Victorian residence Nyora c1891 on 1055-square metre block in JB Were’s 1882 Wolsely Park subdivision; original triple-brick base restored and extended to accommodate open-plan living and entertaining; original features include tessellated-tiled return verandah, stained-glass windows, corbelled archways and classic plaster mouldings decorating high ceilings; huge ballroom with elaborate ceilings framing two magnificent chandeliers hosts formal lounge and dining areas; open-plan kitchen and living area with wide floorboards and a Smeg kitchen with granite benchtops overlooking rear northern deck; extensive landscaped gardens with a fully tiled pool and spa; four large bedrooms, main with dressing area and marble en suite; close to Kostka Hall, Brighton Beach station, shops and parks. Brighton \ 11kms from the city
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Elwood \ 57 tennyson street The vendors gave this beautiful Edwardian a sleek renovation in 2009, leaving little intact but the façade and front section of the house. They added a second storey, installed a contemporary kitchen and overhauled the backyard, adding a pool with a water feature and deck area. A formal sitting room and a formal dining room face one another at the front of the house. Both have fireplaces, while a stained-glass bay window in the sitting room looks out to the street. The hallway, adorned with a beautiful chandelier, leads past two bedrooms. Both have built-in wardrobes and built-in desks; one has views of a pretty garden, the other a fireplace. The house opens up to a combined meals, living and kitchen where floor-to-ceiling windows create a seamless flow into the landscaped backyard. The kitchen has CaesarStone benchtops, a built-in breakfast bench, butler’s pantry and an integrated fridge and freezer. A study is just off to the right and is tucked away behind sliding doors. The other two bedrooms are upstairs, where there are skylights above the staircase. The main bedroom has a large walk-in wardrobe, an en suite with a double vanity, open shower and a private balcony. Elwood Village, the beach and Glen Huntly Road are all close. \ ELIZABETH ANILE
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Hocking Stuart \ 9593 8733
Price \ $2 million – $2.2 million
St Kilda \ 31 Waterloo CresCent
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Galldon Real Estate \ 9670 3330
Price \ $700,000 – $770,000
Auction \ March 16 at 11.30am
Nick Johnstone Real Estate 9553 8300 4
Hodges Brighton 9596 6066 5
1/28 Pine Street, Brighton ................................................................. Price: $1.6 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday March 16 at 2pm ................................................................. OFI By appointment .................................................................
1 Bryson Avenue, Brighton ................................................................. Price: $3.2 million - $3.4 million ................................................................. Private sale ................................................................. OFI As advertised or by appointment .................................................................
Architect-designed house with expansive four-bedroom, two bathroom accommodation and formal and casual living zones oriented to the afternoon sun.
This resort-style family estate, just two blocks from Church Street, is in a coveted cul-de-sac on 1504sqm (approx) with north-facing gardens.
Let's eat lunch @ Houlihans, 763 Hampton Street Let's eat dinner @ Bok Choy, 300 New Street Let's drink coffee @ Brighton Chocolates, 334 Bay Street
Let's eat lunch @ Half Moon, 120 Church Street Let's eat dinner @ Café Florentine, 22 Church Street Let's drink coffee @ The Pantry, 1 Church Street
Auction \ March 23 at 11.30am
Built in 2006, this sleek house is ideal for those looking for something lowmaintenance but in the centre of everything. Dark hardwood floors and white walls are throughout and contrast nicely against one another. Two of the bedrooms are downstairs, both with built-in wardrobes and a bathroom with a bathtub and glass basin. Both bedrooms look out and open up to a Zen-like garden with bamboo, rocks scattered around and an undercover deck, making this a peaceful retreat. This is only one of the outdoor spaces, with two more entertainment balconies upstairs. The incorporation of outdoor areas into the floor plan sets the design apart from other modern townhouses. The open-plan kitchen, meals and living area are also upstairs, and have CaesarStone benchtops and Smeg appliances. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow light to saturate the space. The third bedroom is just off to the right and overlooks the street. A integrated single-car garage has internal entry downstairs. Fitzroy, Acland and Carlisle streets and public transport are a short stroll away. \ ELIZABETH ANILE
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brighton \ 8 / 17 Well Street Looking out over Port Phillip Bay from the edge of a rooftop infinity pool, it is evident houses in Brighton embody a lifestyle encompassing so much more than mere beds and baths. One of eight apartments in boutique complex Seventeen, situated moments from Church Street, this penthouse is 600 square metres of unparalleled luxury. Entering via a high-speed commercial lift, the choice is yours between two living zones, both featuring incredible bluestone open fireplaces. Skylights bathe each area with soft sunlight. A laundry is concealed en route to the openplan kitchen and dining room. The kitchen integrates twin Siemens ovens, as well as a servery to an outdoor barbecue area. Each of the four bedrooms has a beautifully appointed en suite bathroom. Two have built-in wardrobes, and the others walk-in wardrobes. Especially opulent is the main bedroom, where a timber ceiling creates a warm and relaxing environment. Two lofts are used as an office and a playroom, in addition to an impressive study on the ground floor. Both living areas open into an expansive garden, with a poolside deck to one side, and a paved dining area to the other. The penthouse also has two lock-up double garages and a lock-up storage room downstairs. \ DANIEL McCULLOCH
Marshall White \ 9822 9999
Price \ $3 million +
brighton East \ 39 Canberra Grove
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Kay & Burton Brighton 9592 6522 4
10 Cowper Street, Sandringham ................................................................. Price: $1.85 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday March 16 at 11am ................................................................. OFI Wed noon-12.30pm; Sat 10.30-11am .................................................................
Kay & Burton \ 9592 6522
Price \ $1.5 million +
Auction \ March 23 at 11.30am
This north-facing executive residence is ultra-modern with a relaxed coastal vibe. The Alucobond and cedar exterior sets a high standard, while inside, glass walls, slim windows, plus smoked and limed-oak floors create a cool and sophisticated backdrop. The double-height entry leads into the sweeping, open-plan entertainment zone. To one side is the designer kitchen featuring a huge CaesarStone island bench, integrated appliances and smoked-mirrored glass splashbacks. The family area opens through glass sliding doors to a spotted-gum deck and bluestone-paved dining area. Custom-built stairs with a glass balustrade feature in the dining area and lead into an open-plan lounge. This space overlooks the double-height entry and the street through windows that span the façade. The main bedroom has a fitted walk-in wardrobe and en suite with caramel-coloured tiles. Two bedrooms with built-in wardrobes share a luxurious bathroom. Lucas Street Reserve is a minute’s walk, while Brighton Golf Course and Brighton Secondary College are nearby. \ MICHELLE OSTROW ZUKERMAN
A stone's throw from the beach, this new contemporary residence has a generous and practical floor plan with low-maintenance gardens. Let's eat lunch @ Ludo the Good Food Store, 5 Waltham Street Let's eat dinner @ Harbour View, Jetty Road Let's drink coffee @ Limoncello, 54 Station Road
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haMPton \ 27b Smith Street
Brighton \ 24 Cole Street
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Buxton \ 9563 9933
Price \ $1.1 million – $1.2 million
Auction \ March 16 at 12.30pm
Biggin & Scott \ 9520 900
Price \ $2.7 million +
Auction \ March 23 at 2pm
This property rises way above the average with an innovative floor plan, an extravagant entertainers’ deck and glass-fenced pool. BMG Architects, Todd A. Bailey Builders and Maria McGlone Zenith Concepts landscapers were involved in the just-completed benchmark project. The striking façade combines polished concrete, render and slatted timber screens. Bluestone pavers under rectilinear steel girders form the entrance path. A gate in the backyard opens to R. J. Sillitoe Reserve. Ground level starts with a sleek study with full-length desk. Claiming the remainder of ground level but for a laundry and powder room, the open-plan living, kitchen, dining and family area has extrawide American oak floorboards. Upstairs, the main bedroom has an en suite, while the other two bedrooms share a bathroom. The backyard has a bluestone terrace with built-in seating, a covered deck with state-of-the-art barbecue and a glass mosaic-tiled pool. \ KAY KEIGHERY
You could be excused for spending the day admiring the bay view from this house’s front gate. However, stepping inside this superb family residence, effort is immediately rewarded. A lounge room with open fireplace llooks onto an immaculate formal front garden, while a dining room on the other side of the entrance hall can be configured to flow directly through to the kitchen. Every available space in this house has been utilised to provide abundant storage options. This extends to the roof and the shed, but is especially true in the kitchen and family rooms. Downstairs, the main bedroom has an en suite as well as a view of a thriving lemon tree. A study and laundry pave the way for to a staircase. Upstairs, three further bedrooms are serviced by a central bathroom with double vanity, bath and shower. They also share an incredible rumpus room. The rear garden has a sandpit and bountiful supply of fresh herbs, but the impressive lap pool definitely steals the show. \ DANIEL McCULLOCH
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Marshall White Albert Park 9822 9999 3
Marshall White Hawthorn 9822 9999 3
Nick Johnstone Real Estate 9553 8300 5
Chisholm & Gamon 9531 1245 2
16a Rusden Street, Brighton ................................................................. Price: $1.1 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday March 16 at 1.30pm ................................................................. OFI Thur 1-1.30pm; Sat from 1pm .................................................................
69 Sycamore Street, Caulfield South ................................................................. Price: $750,000 + ................................................................. Auction Saturday March 23 at 11.30am ................................................................. OFI Thur 11-11.30am; Sat 1.15-1.45pm .................................................................
9 Murphy Street, Brighton ................................................................. Price: $1.95 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday March 23 at noon ................................................................. OFI As advertised or by appointment .................................................................
1/19 Marine Parade, St Kilda ................................................................. Price: $650,000 - $700,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday March 23 at noon ................................................................. OFI As advertised .................................................................
A chic yet practical and modern lifestyle environment is enhanced by high ceilings and beautiful stone finishes just metres from Elwood Village and Elsternwick Park.
Impeccably presented throughout, this brick Edwardian residence has a superb combination of original charm and inviting modern comfort.
This perfect family house set in gorgeous gardens (772sqm approx) has five bedrooms and features formal and family living with garden views.
An amazing, character-rich mansion apartment with its own private archedporch entrance. It features two bedrooms, spacious living and undercover parking
Let's eat lunch @ Martin St Café & Providore, 147 Martin Street Let's eat dinner @ Winelarder, 153 Martin Street Let's drink coffee @ The Little Ox, 452 New Street
Let's eat lunch @ Forth Brother, 779 Glen Huntly Rd Let's eat dinner @ Tavlin, 678 Glen Huntly Rd Let's drink coffee @ Milk n Honey, 792 Glen Huntly Rd
Let's eat lunch @ The Little Ox, 452 New Street Let's eat dinner @ Café Florentine, 22 Church Street Let's drink coffee @ North Point Café, North Road
Let's eat lunch @ Stokehouse, 30 Jacka Boulevard Let's eat dinner @ Riva, 42b Marine Parade Let's drink coffee @ Café Racer, 15 Marine Parade
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elwood \ 309 Barkly Street
Chisholm & Gamon \ 9531 1245
Price \ $1.8 million +
Brighton \ 14 South road
Auction \ March 23 at 1pm
Hodges \ 9596 1111
Price \ $1.35 million – $1.45 million
Auction \ March 16 at 1pm
A stone’s throw from Elwood Beach, this red-brick property is bursting with period detail decorative ceilings with chandeliers hang over polished floorboards, with wood-panelled walls and leadlight windows throughout the original double-fronted section. Three large, light-filled bedrooms sit up front, one with french doors and two with built-in wardrobes. The beautiful central lounge has a wall of bookshelves surrounding double doors. There is also an open fireplace framed by windows above glass cabinets. A formal dining room faces the backyard, with the vast extension housing an open-plan family area picked out in pale blue and yellow. The spacious kitchen has a stone island bench and stainlesssteel appliances, including an oven with five-burner stovetop and dual-drawer dishwasher. Upstairs, a study area leads to the expansive main bedroom with window seat, a large walk-in wardrobe and en suite. A large cellar, deck and storeroom/retreat completge the picture. \ STEPHEN A RUSSELL
At the beach end of South Road, this contemporary, architect’s own residence requires negligible upkeep. Within the spatially efficient property, a large timber deck on the side provides private outdoor space. The formal lounge and dining room has jarrah floorboards, a gas log fire and french doors to a terrace. The open-plan kitchen dining and family area has sliding glass doors to a deck. Gleaming with black-granite surfaces, the kitchen has stainless-steel Miele appliances, including a microwave and coffee machine. At basement level are a storeroom and a big multipurpose room. The four upstairs bedrooms include one that is a possible study, which opens to a balcony. The main bedroom suite has a walk-in wardrobe, a spa-bath en suite and a balcony nestled in street-screening foliage. The double garage has an internal door and there’s room for two cars in the driveway. \ KAY KEIGHERY
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114 Nepean Highway Brad Hollingsworth
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Hocking Stuart Besser & Co Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Hodges Hodges Hodges Hodges Hodges Nick Johnstone Nick Johnstone
brighton eAst 32 Charles St 3/17 Roberts Crt 39 Canberra Gve 2/24 Milroy St 7 Trinity Crt 8 Comer St
Buxton Thomson Kay & Burton Morleys Marshall White Marshall White
Buxton Buxton Buxton Buxton Buxton Biggin & Scott Biggin & Scott Jellis Craig Biggin & Scott Kay & Burton Kay & Burton Hocking Stuart Hocking Stuart
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26-28 Hudson St
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69 Fewster Rd 45 Holyrood St
Buxton Biggin & Scott
Biggin & Scott
12 Station St
10 Cowper St
Kay & Burton
20 Cruikshank St
sold $3.13 million 47 york street, st kilda west 52 Holyrood St 2 Talbot St 5 Hoyt St 11a Gillies St 8 Hood St
Hocking Stuart Hocking Stuart Marshall White Marshall White Hodges
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902e/126 Rouse St
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south melbourne 5/68 Eastern Rd
7/63 Tibrockney St 1/1 Peterson St 9 danson St
Chisholm & Gamon Hodges Hodges
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56 North Shore dve
74 Bridge St
348 Richardson St
Chisholm & Gamon
101/72 Acland St
6/51 Spenser St
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Chisholm & Gamon
8a St Leonards Ave
94-96 Punt Rd
Biggin & Scott
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sold $1.95 million 17 langridge street, middle park
27 Warrigal Rd
505/108 Bay St
24 Carnoustie Pde
elwood 309 Barkly St 14/6 Pine Ave 57 Tennyson St 3/29 Avoca Ave
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brighton 24 Bay St 15 Stewart St 1-5/311 New St 25 Willansby Ave 74 Asling St 24 Cole St 34 Roslyn St 2/6 Stanley St 3 Snooks Crt 176 Esplanade 70 Lynch Cres 37 drake St 184 & 186 Bay St
27 Normanby St 13 Vaucluse St 18 Newbay Cres 1a Wellington St 22 Lynch St 8/17 Well St 14 South Rd 71 Were St 1/105 Roslyn St 56a Asling St 6/249 New St 1/28 Pine St 303 St Kilda St
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Elwood | 309 Barkly Street
Prestige home full of surprises Be inspired and charmed by this glorious freestanding period double fronted 4/5 bedroom plus study home on approx 586m2 of land. Showcasing all the features which are sought after and rarely found, an ideal ﬂoor plan with two vast light ﬁlled living rooms, reﬁned period features, delightful two storey extension, tailored for the family who wants the luxury & ease of low maintenance living with secure surrounds & off street parking for 3 cars. • Spacious family room opening to deck and sun ﬁlled west facing family sized garden with lush & established gardens, providing a peaceful & private setting • Delightful formal living room with open ﬁre place & dramatically spacious built in book shelving • Expansive light ﬁlled gourmet kitchen with large island bench, 5 burner stainless steel gas cook top & 2 drawer dishwasher • Intimate dining room opening onto delightful decked alfresco area • Teenagers retreat/gym • Connoisseurs purpose built cellar. All of this is one street from Elwood beach. Families will love the parks, riding & walking paths, proximity to schools, inner city attractions and transport is on your doorstep. Many more features including security system, zoned heating & cooling, irrigation system & roof storage Conjunctional Agent: Advantage Property Consulting. 9531 0155 Auction: Guide: Contact:
Saturday 23rd March 1.00pm Price on Application Torsten Kasper 0428 454 181 Kylie Hill 0415 742 942
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Windsor | 94-96 Punt Road Ripe for Development (STCA) - Approx 1210sqm SUBSTANTIAL INNER URBAN DEVELOPMENT SITE (STCA) SITUATED ON APPROX 1210sqm WITH TERRIFIC VEHICLE ACCESS VIA UNION STREET. Currently occupied by two solid brick period dwellings that are conveniently located toward the front of the site with a park sized vacant portion to the rear. This rare opportunity is perfectly nestled between the bustling chapel street shopping precinct and all cafes and restaurants on offer in the nearby Fitzroy Street, St Kilda • Approx 1210sqm • Ideal development site (STCA) • Access from both Punt Road & Union Street. • Conveniently located to Chapel Street, Fitzroy Street & CBD
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325 Bay St, Port Melbourne 9646 4444
Wednesday 27th March 1.00pm $2,300,000 - $2,500,000 Torsten Kasper 0428 454 181 Brett Gamon 0419 505 634
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Highett | 7/63 Tibrockney Street
Glorious Victorian Mansion Apartment An amazing, character rich, ground ﬂoor apartment with your own private arched porch entrance. Prepare for a “wow factor” as you step inside this magniﬁcent apartment which displays the most spectacular period features, including towering decorative ceilings, stunning original leadlight windows and doors… even in the bathroom! 2 huge bedrooms, spacious living & secure parking.
2 Courtyards, 2 car parks, 2 Good 2 Miss. Positioned in a magniﬁcent central Highett location, walking distance to the cafes, shops and train station sits this very neat and tidy, comfortable two bedroom villa unit with not one but 2 off street parking options, and 2 courtyards! Both bedrooms are spacious, the living and dining room is ample and looks out to your front garden which is HUGE. The ideal ﬁrst home or investment.
Auction: Saturday 23rd March 12.00pm Contact: Trish Mulcahy 0419 446 313 Torsten Kasper 0428 454 181 Guide: $650,000 - $700,000
Auction: Saturday 6th April 12.00pm Guide: $410,000 - $450,000
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348 Orrong Road Caulfield 9526 1999 55 Inkerman Street St Kilda 9066 4688 garypeer.com.au
AUCTION THIS SUN 3:30 & 4:00
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 11:30-12:00pm & Sun from 3:00pm Contact Daniel Micmacher 0419 376 521 Jeremy Rosens 0413 837 723
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ADMINISTRATOR’S BEACHFRONT AUCTION 114 Nepean Highway,Aspendale A3 B1 C2
2 Truly Unique opportunities - To be offered separately In Aspendale when we say beachfront we mean beachfront. No roads no footpaths no bike paths no trails, just walk through your gate and step on to the sand!! FABULOUS BEACH & BAY PANORAMA Opportunity 1: 900m2 allotment with 15.6m (Approx.) beach frontage. Present 1970’s two storey BV dwelling comprises 3 bedrooms, one bathroom, kitchen living & meals area, large ground ﬂoor multipurpose area & double garage. All in perfectly comfortable & liveable condition. Magniﬁcent beach & water vistas from both ground & ﬁrst ﬂoor levels. Opportunity 2: UNRESERVED Adjoining parcel of land comprising garages and storage area with car access measuring 25 X 56’ 1400 sq. ft. (130m2) Approx. Tenured by a 400 Year Lease commencing 1st December 1946 with no annual or ongoing rent.
410 Nepean Hwy, Chelsea
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Black Rock 18 Bent Parade Resort living meets beach lifestyle on 16,246sqft (approx)! In a beachside crescent, this substantial estate offers resort living with a pool, spa, sauna putting-green, 4 bedrm & home-office, 3.5 bath home. Starring formal, family, fully-wired theatre & bay-view 1st-flr zones, this 5 Star home, decorated by Bellaspaces, has grnd-flr master wing, 1st-flr kidsÂ´ zone & extras including a Miele & CÂ´Stone kitchen & a double auto-garage beyond a semicircle drive. www.18.bentparadeblackrock.com
Auction Price Inspect Mel Ref Contact Office
Sat 23 March 1.30pm $2,200,000 -$2,400,000 Wed 12-12.30pm & Sat 10-10.30am 85 J2 Mark Earle 0419 310 707 Romana Altman 0414 804 270 Sandringham 9598 8222 4
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Brighton 24 Bay Street Most significant Golden Mile estate of rare seclusion Arguably one of the last great undercapitalised Golden Mile opportunities, this 19,375sqft/1800sqm (approx) property is uniquely secluded beyond a private avenue. Currently housing a 5 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom home, 1 bedroom selfcontained pool-house, tiled pool & spa, court & 6-car garage/carport, this significant property is ready to fulfil its destiny as a grand estate or multi-home project (subject to Council Approval) or landbank for the future. Inarguably one of the greatest Golden Mile opportunities. www.24.baystreetbrighton.com
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Sat 16 March 11.00am Wed 11.30-12pm & Sat 10.30-11am Phillip Mellody 0418 344 611 Leigh Hallamore 0418 310 724 Brighton 9592 8000 5
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Brighton 15 Stewart Street Grand Beachside Family Home A family estate in the grand tradition, Ellersley c.1940 comprises a 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom English Manor-style home, a 2-storey “poolhouse” garage (with more accommodation) & a fully-tiled pool in around 917sqm grounds. Featuring formal & family zones, a vast masterdomain, a stone & Miele kitchen & every appointment including hydronic heating and air-conditioning, this significant home is just 500m to the bay, a walk to the station & a minute´s drive to Church St & schools. www.15.stewartstreetbrighton.com
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Sat 23 March 12.30pm Wed 12.30-1pm David Hart 0417 541 933 Halli Moore 0403 777 661 Brighton 9592 8000 4
Brighton East 32 Charles Street Cutting Edge Design and luxury Rising over 3 levels and offering high-luxury and low-maintenance design, this 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home offers 3 levels of living (with formal, family, b´ment cinema & 1st flr zones) & an outdoor lifestyle with a glass-fenced pool. Starring a Smeg & C´Stone kitchen, easy living luxuries (including private basement garage), deluxe finishes, this is stand-out value in the Gardenvale PS Zone. www.32.charlesstreetbrightoneast.com
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Sat 23 March 2.30pm $1,400,000 - $1,550,000 Wed 11.45-12.15pm Halli Moore 0403 777 661 David Hart 0417 541 933 Brighton 9592 8000 4
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St Kilda 8A St Leonards Avenue Landmark Luxury, Benchmark Beauty Unarguably amongst St Kilda´s finest properties, this evocative five bedroom, four bathroom Federation era home´s refined formal living and dining rooms, light filled library and charming sun room are matched by the modern mood of generous family room, informal dining, granite and Gaggenau kitchen and upstairs teenagers´ lounge. Beyond, lush gardens, solar heated pool, entertaining pavilion and summer house provide un-paralleled appeal on some 1386sqm. Cellar, garaging and off street parking. In a class, and a world, of its own yet only moments from Fitzroy Street and every St Kilda attraction.
Beaumaris 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
Expressions of Interest Closing 21st March 5pm Inspect Wed 13th 6.45 - 7.15pm Sat 16th 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
Black Rock 46 Bayview Crescent Private Sale Price Inspect Mel Ref Contact Office
$1,120,000 - $1,220,000 Wed 1.15-1.45pm & Sat 1.30-2pm 86 E4 Christian Hegarty 0409 449 948 Bill Jowett 0421 052 150 Sandringham 9598 8222 4 3 2
Classic Clinker with 1st-Class potential! High on a premier street, this approx 7,100sqft/ 659.6sqm with 5 room clinker brick home offers the chance to take a new view. Build tall to capture possible 2nd-stry bay-views ...or build on the late-period beauty - this is highpoint potential between the school & the bay! www.46.bayviewcrescentblackrock.com
Auction Price Inspect Mel Ref Contact Office
Sat 23 March 12.30pm $880,000 - $960,000 Wed 11-11.30am & Sat 2.303pm 85 J2 Richard Slade 0419 588 873 Bill Jowett 0421 052 150 Sandringham 9598 8222 3 1 1
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Black Rock 4 Champion Street 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
Black Rock 55 Potter Street Auction Price Inspect Mel Ref Contact Office
Sat 23 March 10.30am $1,000,000 - $1,100,000 Wed 11-11.30am & Sat 12-12.30pm 12 86 A4 Bert Stewart 0418 350 199 Bill Jowett 0421 052 150 Sandringham 9598 8222 4 2 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
High on presence, privacy & sun! Above a b´ment double garage on an independent site, this cent-heated 3 bedrm, 2 bathrm home has air-con´d formal & casual areas opening to a nthrly c´yard, a timber kitchen, & ensuite access for 2 bedrms (inc a 2-way spa-bathroom)...all within a walk of the bay & the bus! www.55.potterstreetblackrock.com
Auction Price Inspect Mel Ref Contact Office
Sat 6 April 11.30am $720,000 - $780,000 Wed Sat 2.15-2.45pm Wed1-1.30pm 1-1.30pm& & Sat 2.15 85 J1 Eleisha Pawelek 0434 029 128 Bill Jowett 0421 052 150 Sandringham 9598 8222 3 2 2
Black Rock 23 Stevens Parade Auction Price Inspect Mel Ref Contact Office
Sat 23 March 11.30am $1,450,000 - $1,550,000 Wed & Sat 11-11.30am 86 A5 Peter Hickey 0412 569 480 Scott Hamilton 0414 705 486 Sandringham 9598 8222 5 3 2
Fully-renovated in a course-view court! In a quiet Course precinct cul-de-sac, this reno´d 3 bedrm & home-office, 2 bathrm brick home stars a Miele & C´Stone kitchen, granite bathroom, 2 zones (1 with study nook), separate garden home-office & auto-gated garage & carport - a walk of the school & the bay. www.23.stevensparadeblackrock.com
Auction Price Inspect Mel Ref Contact Office
Sat 23 March 3.30pm $880,000 - $960,000 Wed 12.30-1pm & Sat 12.45-1.15pm Wed 12.30-1pm & Sat 12.4586 A1 Christian Hegarty 0409 449 948 Andrew Campbell Andrew Campbell0419 366 545 Sandringham 9598 8222 3+ 2 2+
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Brighton 74 Asling Street Immaculate, solid & so inspiring Set in approx 829sqm grounds with a wide northerly orientation, this gracious 3 bedroom & study, dual living solid brick 1920´s home is perfectly positioned to open up to the sun & ideally presented to allow a comfortable life during the process. On the Bay St side of Martin St Village with the North Rd schools close & the city within an easy commute, this one is set to inspire.
Brighton 1-5/311 New Street Auction Inspect Contact Office
Sat 23 March 1.30pm Wed 10.15-10.45am Tom Davidson 0488 017 500 David Hart 0417 541 933 Brighton 9592 8000 3 2 2
Luxury Apartments close to Beach & Bay St Architect designed, this brand new complex of 5 x 3 BRM apartments will attract the most astute buyers. Luxury features incl. dual bathrooms & powder room to each apartment, superior finishes & surfaces to all areas, zoned ducted heating & cooling systems, security video intercom, built-in storage space, lift access, 2 secure basement spaces & storage.
Private Sale Inspect Wed 10.30-11am Contact Brian Devlin 0419 395 241 Regina Schmidt 0438 659 128 Office Brighton 9592 8000 3 2 2
Auction this Saturday
Brighton 25 Willansby Avenue 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.
Hampton 69 Fewster Road Auction Price Inspect Contact Office
Sat 23 March 11.00am $725,000 - $775,000 Wed 11-11.30am Tom Davidson 0488 017 500 David Hart 0417 541 933 Brighton 9592 8000 2 1 1
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
Auction Price Inspect Mel Ref Contact Office
Sat 16 March 11.30am $950,000 - $1,045,000 Wed 5.30-6pm & Sat 11-11.30am 76 K6 Richard Slade 0419 588 873 Bill Jowett 0421 052 150 Sandringham 9598 8222 4 2 4
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Heatherton 24 Carnoustie Parade 3 bedrms, 3 living zones...A Family Gem! Reap the rewards of a great lifestyle in this stunning residence. You’ll love neutral coloured gourmet kitchen with ss appliances, multi-zoned living. Feat: ducted heating, sec. alarm, DLUG, low-maint. landscaping, no rear neighbours - just views of parklands. www.24.carnoustieparadeheatherton.com
Auction Price Inspect Mel Ref Contact Office
Patterson Lakes 56 North Shore Drive Sat 6 April 1.30pm $580,000 - $620,000 Wed 11.15-11.45am & Sat 12.15-12.45pm 78 E 11 Eleisha Pawelek 0434 029 128 Richard Slade 0419 588 873 Sandringham 9598 8222 3 2 2
3 levels of waterfront living! In a secure gated marina enclave, this 4 bedrm, 2 bathrm home offers 3 levels of living, water views in 2 directions & a deep-water mooring at the door. With a Kleenmaid & C´Stone kitchen, riveraccess spa-courtyard, dble garage & every extra, this is a lifestyle like no other! www.56.northshoredrivepattersonlakes.com
Auction Price Inspect Mel Ref Contact Office
Sat 6 April 11.00am $840,000 - $920,000 Sat 12.30-1pm 97 G5 Richard Slade 0419 588 873 Phil Black 0417 369 793 Sandringham 9598 8222 4 2 2
Auction this Saturday
Sandringham 12 Station Street 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 11.45-12.15pm & Sat 3-3.30pm 76 G9 Christian Hegarty 0409 449 948 Mark Earle 0419 310 707 Sandringham 9598 8222 4 2 2
Brighton East 3/17 Roberts Court • Executor´s realisation, fully secure • 2 car parks on title, 2 balconies • EF living/dining, gas kitchen • Excellent tenant on monthly tenancy • Easy stroll to Dendy Park and shops Auction Saturday 16th March at 11.00am Inspect Wed 12.00-12.30 & Sat 10.30-11.00
Alex Campbell 0434 318 199 David Thomson 0418 337 366 Murrumbeena 9569 0718 71 Murrumbeena Road ESR $360,000-$390,000
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BRIGHTON 24 COLE STREET
A WONDERFUL BLEND OF PERIOD PROPORTIONS AND DETAIL WITH MODERN FAMILY ACCOMODATION 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 solar heated pool • Portico to Entrance Hall • Gracious Loungeroom and separate Dining room • Stunning Modern Kitchen & Pantry • Huge Familyroom - OFP
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• Master Bedroom and ensuite bathroom • 3 further bedrooms with BIR’s • Family bathroom & powder room • Large Rumpus room, Study & Storeroom • Land : 710 sqm approx Features include Hydronic heating, Airconditioning, Open fireplaces,3000 l underground tank and fabulous storage throughout
AUCTION VIEW CONTACT OFFICE
Saturday 23rd March at 2:00pm Wed 1-1:30, Sat 1-2 Michael Kurts 0418 319 811 Trudy Biggin 0417 127 528 142 Church Street, Brighton 9828 4506
BRIGHTON 34 ROSLYN STREET CONTEMPORARY 4 BED RESIDENCE ON HUGE BLOCK WITH PRIZED PARKLAND POSITION • On 964 sq.m. (10,000 sq.ft. approx) with expansive 22.70 metre frontage and stunning views towards the Park • Comprising huge lounge (OFP), dining room, large master bedroom with bay window, ens & WIR; open plan kitchen with meals area and sep family room; 3 further beds (BIR´s); huge bathroom, powder room and laundry • Delightful established garden with gazebo, BBQ, double garage and storage. Room for pool!
• Security entry/intercom, remote gates, heating /cooling • Quality European fixtures and fittings with potential for cosmetic upgrade or future redevelopment opportunities (STCA)
• Around the corner from popular Were St cafes, walk to Church St, Hampton St, schools, trains and beach.
AUCTION VIEW CONTACT OFFICE
Saturday 23rd March at 11:00am Wed 12.15-12:45, Sat 11-11:30 Trudy Biggin 0417 127 528 David Lack 0418 996 265 142 Church Street, Brighton 9592 4300
HAMPTON 45 HOLYROOD STREET STUNNING PERIOD 4 BED HOME Renovated California beauty set in delightful gardens. • Separate 2 level studio/bungalow with lounge, kitchenette, separate bathroom and upstairs bedroom/living. Breathtaking views of the Bay and coastline from balcony. • Premier Hampton address between Village and the beach • Elevated site of 700 sq.m. approx with ideal northern rear orientation • Comp: front sitting room with OFP and bay window; master bed
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with ensuite & WIR; 2/3 further beds or study (BIR´s). • Designer kitchen/meals & family room • Walk out to timber decked entertaining and glorious landscaped gardens featured in open garden scheme • A magnificent family home in Hamptons Heart. Stroll to Hampton St shops, cafes, restaurants, schools (in Hampton Primary school zone), train, parks and beach.
FOR SALE VIEW CONTACT OFFICE
Wed 11-11:30, Sat 12-12:30 Trudy Biggin 0417 127 528 142 Church Street, Brighton 9592 4300
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PORT MELBOURNE 397 HOWE PARADE SUPERB FAMILY HOME IN PRIME LOCATION Stunning 4 bedroom + study residence with 3 separate living areas on large allotment adjacent glorious parklands. Downstairs • Formal living room with bay window & gas fireplace • Formal dining room complete with built-in bar • Gourmet kitchen with ample cupboard space & s/s appliances • Expansive living/dining/family area perfect for entertaining opening to north-facing paved courtyard via French doors
• Powder room & laundry (built-in cupboards) opens to 2nd courtyard • Single remote garage plus further off-street parking for 2 cars Upstairs • Main bedroom with walk-in robe & ensuite with spa & sep shower • Separate study/5th bedroom • 3 further bedrooms all with built-in robes, central family bathroom Additional features include central heating/refrigerated cooling, polished timber floors, attic storage & alarm.
AUCTION VIEW CONTACT OFFICE
Saturday 23rd March at 2:30pm Wed 12-12:30, Thu 6-6:30, Sat 2-2:30 David Lack 0418 996 265 Will Jonas 0419 335 519 100 Bay Street, Port Melbourne 8671 3777
PORT MELBOURNE 505/108 BAY STREET THE ULTIMATE IN LUXURIOUS APARTMENT LIVING Bay Street at its best can be yours with this stunning beachside apartment in Bianca, one of Melbourne´s most iconic boutique developments.
• 3 large bedrooms + study, 2 luxurious bathrooms & separate laundry • Gourmet kitchen with stainless steel Miele appliances • Generous dining/living area opens onto large north facing terrace • 2 secure undercover car spaces + storage cage • Ducted air conditioning, bespoke cabinetry & marble finishes Apartment 505 is situated on the north-west corner of the 5th floor with sweeping views of the bay, city skyline and surrounds. • Resort-style facilities including heated outdoor pool Not too high, not too low, just perfect to observe an ever changing canvas.
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With just 37 luxurious apartments in Bianca, opportunities such as these rarely come up. So what are you waiting for?
3 AUCTION ESR VIEW CONTACT OFFICE
Saturday 23rd March at 1:00pm $1,500,000 - $1,650,000 Wed 6-6:45, Sat 1-1:30 David Lack 0418 996 265 Will Jonas 0419 335 519 100 Bay Street, Port Melbourne 8671 3777
EDITHVALE 2 DUDLEY GROVE
BRIGHTON 3 SNOOKS COURT ORIGINAL 70´S CLASSIC IN PRIME POSITION 5 bedrooms, master with ensuite, open plan livingdining, kitchen with family/meals area, central bathroom and outdoor entertaining area with inground swimming pool plus a double lock up garage. Or start afresh and construct your family dream home (STCA) or renovate and extend the home. Set on an impressive block of land, 60 x 106 ft = 6,360sq.ft. Close to Bay Street cafés and shops, public transport, beach & a number of excellent schools.
AUCTION VIEW CONTACT OFFICE
Saturday 23rd March at 12:30pm Wed & Sat 12-12:30 Michael Buium 0420 307 222 Dennis Bowen-Day 0418 526 701 142 Church Street, Brighton 9592 4300
ABSOLUTE BEACHFRONT - ENVIABLE LIFESTYLE Located in a quiet cul-de-sac with direct beach frontage, this two storey solid brick home has views from Frankston to Beaumaris Bay. • Direct beach access • Master bedroom with semi-en suite and WIR • 3 Further bedrooms with built in robes • Downstairs living room with kitchenette • Formal lounge with balcony & bay views • Paved courtyard and established gardens • Remote lock up garage plus off street parking
FOR SALE ESR VIEW CONTACT OFFICE
Offers over $1,300,000 As advertised or by appointment Matthew Marshall 0417 322 408 132 Station Street, Aspendale 9580 3888
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BRIGHTON 2/6 Stanley Street
Classically appealing single-level residence This immaculate 3-bedroom residence has been designed to deliver space, light and enduring style with a clear focus on low-maintenance ease. Sundrenched open-plan living and dining spaces are accompanied by a well-appointed granite kitchen. French doors open to a delightful courtyard. Powder room, ensuite, security, double garage. Superb position. Own title.
Auction Inspect Land
Saturday 23rd March at 3.30pm Contact Wednesday 12-12.30pm & 6-6.30pm, Saturday 12-12.30pm Office 253 sq. metres approx.
Charles Boyd 0402 275 485 Genevieve Hoyle 0425 796 144 Armadale 9832 0500 jelliscraig.com.au
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176 Esplanade Brighton
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Uninterrupted Water Views Dramatic sunsets across the bay and ships steaming to and from The Heads are just a snapshot of the unencumbered views you experience from this absolute beachfront two-storey period residence. This stunning four-bedroom, two-bathroom plus a study residence has been perfectly preserved to highlight the intricate craftsmanship of its period, while offering every modern convenience from two living areas to a double remote garage. VIEW Wednesday & Saturday 1.45 - 2.15pm
CALL Stewart Lopez Bert Geraerts
0418 377 757 0418 514 090
70 Lynch Crescent Brighton
AUCTION Saturday 23rd March at 3pm
39 Canberra Grove Brighton East
AUCTION Saturday 23rd March at 11.30am
First Class Family Accommodation in Ideal Location A reﬁned street presence introduces the superbly proportioned, luxury spaces of this magniﬁcent ﬁve-bedroom, three-bathroom family residence with a four-car basement garage close to Church Street, the beach and Brighton Beach Primary. The designer interior is underpinned by the three spacious living areas from formal entertaining to relaxed north-facing indoor-outdoor living with a luxurious kitchen and a generous upstairs rumpus. Features include hydronic heating, air conditioning, striking ﬂoorboards, integrated surround sound and a security system. VIEW Wednesday 1 - 1.30pm & 6 - 6.30pm, Saturday 1.15 - 1.45pm
Cutting-edge Excellence Modern inspired architecture, this dramatic new north-facing three-bedroom, twobathroom residence with a double garage brings inspired design concepts to family living. The design is cutting edge, the facilities are ﬂawless and every room creates a sense of occasion. Designer ﬁnishes from the Cedar battened facade to the bluestone terrace, picture windows and Oak ﬂoorboards highlight the home’s quality in this sought-after address near schools, and Church Street Village. VIEW Wednesday & Saturday 11.30 - 12pm
CALL Ian Jackson Gail Pullen
0419 593 663 0407 852 041
CALL Stewart Lopez Bert Geraerts
0418 377 757 0418 514 090
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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 10.30 - 11am
CALL Gary Jan 0418 117 272 Alex Schiavo 0419 239 549 Conjunctional Agent Barry Jan & Co
0418 828 884
Elwood 14/6 Pine Avenue PENTHoUSE PERFECTIoN This luxury penthouse residence spans over app. 182sqm & boasts direct lift entry flowing on to the spacious O/P living/ dining area & entertainerâ€™s kitchen. The living zone opens on to the backyard sized terrace highlighted by the expansive leafy/ rooftop vistas & bay glimpses. Down the hall is an additional living/formal dining area, impressive master bed complete with walk through robes, private terrace & glamorous ensuite, lge 2nd bed with BIRs & central bath.
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing 5pm Fri 22nd March Contact Rob Watson 0411 693 300 Agents In Conjunction Torsten Kasper 0428 454 181 Chisolm & Gammon
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Black Rock 56 Ardoyne Street Palm Springs inspired design reveals contemporary magnificence. An oasis of calm, this state-of-the-art masterpiece blends relaxed living with the best craftsmanship and a deluxe interior. Created by a builder & interior designer as their family home, every room & feature is visionary & quality-focussed. Expect the unexpected, with entry via a bridge that crosses a reflection pond, 4 large living spaces, & a private garden with a pool, spa, inground trampoline & designer cubby. Comprising 4 generous bedrooms including a parents retreat with luxurious ensuite opening to a private garden, fitted home office, superb Miele kitchen suite, & a no-expense-spared fitout. Inspection essential to admire one of Black Rockâ€™s best homes. NB: Land size 780 sqm/8400 sq ft approx. 58 The weekly review \ march 13, 2013
Wed 12.45 - 1.30pm & 5.30 - 6.15pm & Sat 2.00 - 2.45pm Sat 23rd March - 2.30pm 86 / A3 > PRICE Please contact agent > OFFICE Sandringham 62-64 Station Street 3191 > TEL 9521 9800 > CONTACT Jenny Dwyer 0418 528 988 Lachlan Hosking 0414 999 689 > VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF
Brighton 37 Drake Street Deluxe sophistication and architectural innovation. Award-winning luxury by architect David Edelman and the finest quality metres to the beach and parkland. One of the best contemporary homes for family living. 4 big living zones provide streamlined space, the kitchen is a culinary work of art with a Falcon range and Liebherr refrigeration, and the 5 bedrooms are serene retreats. Stunning and private gardens boasting a self-cleaning pool, alfresco living with BBQ and fireplace and a 14,000-litre underground tank. Expect the unexpected in this ultra-chic retreat, with 4 exquisite bathrooms, study/ 5th bedroom, homework zone and home theatre wiring. A magnificent home with architectural integrity and a prestige fitout.
Wed & Sat 1.00 - 1.45pm Sat 23rd March - 11.30am 67 / D5 > PRICE Please contact agent > OFFICE Brighton 307 Bay Street 3186 > TEL 9596 7055 > CONTACT Peter Kennett 0418 318 284 Tamara Whelan 0409 532 606 > VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF
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Beaumaris 1 Grandview Avenue A poolside family entertainer on 1000m2. Situated on an incredible 1000sqm (10,764sqft) approx with tranquil pockets of entertaining all around, this light filled 5 bedroom 3 bathroom family home offers excellent accommodation & a family fun lifestyle of poolside living. Elevated with wide expanses of windows taking in the leafy views, this enormous home of approx. 400 square metres enjoys 3 huge living zones + a lovely dining room (OFP), granite timber kitchen (s/steel appls) & a colossal main bedroom (cath ceilings, WIR, luxury spa ensuite & 2 courtyards). Filled with warmth, boasting polished boards, ducted heating, air cond, alarm, wired for sound, solar heated pool & double carport. Beachside address, walk to Concourse, schools, bus & beach. 5
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Wed 12.00 - 12.30pm & Sat 3.00 - 3.30pm Sat 23rd March - 1.00pm 86 / C5 $1,250,000 - $1,350,000 Sandringham 62-64 Station Street 3191 9521 9800 Lachlan Hosking 0414 999 689 Jenny Dwyer 0418 528 988
Elwood 57 Tennyson Street For those accustomed to the very best. Combining period character with 21st century comfort, this Edwardian home is breathtakingly beautiful. Renovated & extended to exacting specifications, the luxuriously large indoor-outdoor spaces offer an unexcelled quality of day-to-day living & entertaining. Itâ€™s everything your family could ever wish for with a gracious lounge, elegant dining room, study & spectacular open-plan casual living/ dining flowing seamlessly via soaring bi-folds to a poolside deck & garden oasis. The superb fit-out includes AEG appliances & integrated Liebherr fridge/freezer in the culinary kitchen, Calacatta marble finishes in the designer bathrooms, Blackbutt floors & zoned heating/air conditioning. 4
> VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF > EPR > OFFICE > TEL > CONTACT
2 Wed 11.30 - 12.00pm & Sat from 11.00am Sat 16th March - 11.30am 67 / D1 $2,000,000 - $2,200,000 St Kilda 204-212 Barkly Street 3182 9593 8733 John Manning 0416 101 201 Sam Inan 0433 076 999
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Hampton 52 Holyrood Street A triumph of elegance and excellent design. Experience everything you adore about Hampton... 1920s character in a beautifully renovated and extended home, an address near the beach, Hampton St and schools, and impressive outdoor living. Four living areas includes a generous zoned games room, there’s bay glimpses, 4 bedrooms, study/5th bedroom, 2.5 bathrooms and a heated pool for year-round relaxing. All the features you want in an impressive and spacious home are here. There’s original period detail, a large kitchen, remote-control gates and garage, ducted climate control, lots of storage, security system and a sense of privacy and spaciousness. Don’t miss the chance to own a fine home in a coveted location. 4
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Brighton 27 Normanby Street A fine Victorian can be yours, with space and scope for today’s living between the bay and Church St. Beautiful sitting and dining rooms, family room, big Smeg kitchen, teen zone, 3 bedrooms and a study, main bedroom with ensuite, and a pool.
Wed 2.30 - 3.00pm & Sat 12.15 - 12.45pm > AUCTION Sat 23rd March - 12.30pm > MEL REF 67 / D10 > PRICE Please contact agent > OFFICE Brighton 307 Bay Street 3186 > TEL 9596 7055 > CONTACT John Clarkson 0408 153 045 Tamara Whelan 0409 532 606 > VIEW
Brighton 184 & 186 Bay Street Boutique Development Site. Hot Bayside Location - in the heart of Brighton’s Major Activity Centre. • Planning permit for 14 luxury apartments plus 2 large medical suites • Currently occupied as medical rooms with ample on-site parking • Two street frontages (Outer Crescent) • Land area: 765sqm* * approx
2 Wed 2.00 - 2.30pm & Sat 1.45 - 2.15pm Sat 23rd March - 11.30am 76 / E5 $1,425,000 - $1,525,000 Sandringham 62-64 Station Street 3191 9521 9800 Jenny Dwyer 0418 528 988 Stephen Tickell 0418 177 565
Fri 22nd March - 1.00pm 67 / F9 Commercial 187 Moray Street, South Melbourne 3205 > TEL 9690 6000 > CONTACT George Geirgiou 0419 480 003 Kenny Oliver 0409 144 188 > AUCTION > MEL REF > OFFICE
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Hampton 2 Talbot Street Contemporary chic meets classic Hampton. The best of both worlds can be yours in this stylish renovated home. 2 living areas, 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, feature-rich design with an emphasis on quality, and an excellent location near the beach, schools, train station, cafes and shops.
Wed & Sat 11.00 - 11.30am Sat 23rd March - 10.30am 76 / F5 $900,000 - $990,000 Sandringham 62-64 Station Street 3191 > TEL 9521 9800 > CONTACT Jenny Dwyer 0418 528 988 Stephen Tickell 0418 177 565 > VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF > EPR > OFFICE
St Kilda 101/72 Acland Street Drawing inspiration from the work of Salvadore Dali & St Kildaâ€™s famous face, Luna Park, designed by internationally acclaimed architectâ€™s ARM. The Face is a breathtaking & distinctive addition to the St Kilda landscape. 2 dbl BRs, master w/ens, 2nd bath, 2 terraces, designer finishes, AC, sec entry & basement parking.
As advertised Sat 23rd March - 11.00am 58 / A10 Please contact agent St Kilda 204-212 Barkly Street 3182 > TEL 9593 8733 > CONTACT John Manning 0416 101 201 Scott McElroy 0411 889 972 > VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF > PRICE > OFFICE
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13 Vaucluse Street BRIGHTON
St Kilda 6/51 Spenser Street Under Instructions From State Trustees. With the beach at one end of the street & parklands at the other, is this house sized 2 BR Deco apt on the 1st floor with amazing views of Port Phillip Bay. The flexible floor plan offers entrance hall, large kitchen with meals, living room, sunroom & a private garage.
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Wed & Thurs 12.00 - 12.30pm & Sat from 1.00pm > AUCTION Sat 16th March - 1.30pm > MEL REF 58 / A12 > EPR $500,000 - $550,000 > OFFICE St Kilda 204-212 Barkly Street 3182 > TEL 9593 8733 > CONTACT Thomas Lund 0419 770 340 > VIEW
Edwardian Inspiration or A New Home Site Celebration First time offered since 1941, this untouched 3 bedroom Edwardian is a well-preserved hero of its time. Charmed with timber fretwork, leadlight entry & 11ft ceilings, this cottage gem enjoys a wide hallway, 3 good size bedrooms (potential fireplace), engaging sitting room (OFP), central dining room, classic eat-in kitchen (original stove), comfortable bathroom, sep toilet, laundry and carport. The north facing rear garden gives you a clean canvas to extend or you could rebuild a superb family home or development (STCA) on this coveted block (15.2m X 36m approx). Walk to Bay St shops, restaurants, train, schools & beach. AUCTION VIEW QUOTE CONTACT
Saturday 6th April at 1:00pm Sat 16th March at 1:00-1:30pm & Wed 20th March at 5:30-6:00pm P.O.A Dion Besser 0412 556 443 Bill White 0415 358 111
MORLEYS 3/29 Avoca Avenue Elwood
SPACIOUS VILLA IN BLOCK OF 2 ONLY
HUGE APARTMENT, 2 BALCONIES IN BLOCK OF 4
This 2 bedroom villa unit at rear with lock up garage and huge private garden courtyard. Comprises entry hall, lounge room, separate dining room leading to open plan kitchen, two spacious bedrooms with BIR’s, master with dual access to central bathroom. Features include separate laundry, dishwasher, split system air con and ducted heating. Within minutes to Landcox Park, public transport and Bay Street shops and cafes.
Situated top front of this well maintained block, this 1st ﬂoor 2 bdr secure apt is sure to set tails wagging. With its lrg spaces & well executed ﬂoor plan this ppty would be an exc opportunity for investors/owner occupiers. Compr security entr, cent hallway, 2 spacious bdrms with BIRs (master with balcony), retro bthr with sep toilet, lndry, lrg light ﬁlled kitch with meals area, huge living rm opening to great balcony, sep dining rm & lug. Minutes to St Kilda Botanic Gardens, Acland St, trams, shops & ent galore. Note: internal 107sqm approx
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2/24 Milroy Street Brighton East
Sat 23rd March 11am
Matthew Morley 0418 314 621 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat 16th March 11am
Matthew Morley 0418 314 621 email@example.com
103 Brighton Road, Elwood
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ALBERT PARK 2 Graham Street The quality for which LAUREATE has won awards is emphatically expressed throughout this outstanding five-six bedroom, three bathroom residenceÂ´s light filled spaces, Miele kitchen and terraces with superb city views. Elevator to all levels, C-BUS home automation and double garage.
Saturday 23rd March at 3.30pm
Thursday 6.45-7.15pm & Saturday 12.45-1.15pm
Michael Paproth 0488 300 800 Adrian Wood 0404 861 508
119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999
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HAMPTON / BRIGHTON BEACH 5 Hoyt Street Imagine owning an exclusive retreat, on 11,000 sqft (approx) in beautiful Brighton Beach. An exciting opportunity to own a premium home, designed to exacting specifications and near the bay, schools, train station and Were St Village. Luxurious living spaces excel for everyday living and the biggest of parties. Complemented by 4 bedrooms, a study and 3 bathrooms, this is the home youÂ´ve always wanted. Magnificent garden with pool, playground, grassed areas, and 20,000-L water tank. Superior living in a sought-after street.
Saturday 23rd March at 2.30pm
Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 3.30-4pm
Kate Strickland 0400 125 946 Rob Strickland 0437 076 069
312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999
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BEAUMARIS 49 Tramway Parade Metres from the beach and inspired by classic Sixties beach homes, this is a contemporary home with heart and soul. Large living and dining spaces, up to 4 bedrooms, 3 with ensuites, parentsÂ´ retreat and glimpses of the Beaumaris bay. State-of-the-art fitout, superb pool and outdoor kitchen and Miele appliances. Feature-rich design and impressive address near shops, parks and cafes. Land: 773sqm ( approx ).
Saturday 16th March at 3.30pm
Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday from 3pm
Robin Parker 0409 336 282 Barb Gregory 0419 568 370
312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999
BRIGHTON 18 Newbay Crescent Gracious c1930Â´s single level solid brick residence within a north-facing 990sqm approx. garden blends classic charm with modern family comfort. Portico entry introduces elegant formal living and dining rooms, main bedroom with ensuite/WIR, two further bedrooms, bright bathroom, well equipped contemporary kitchen and generous light-filled living area opening to private landscaped garden. Features include plantation shutters, zoned heating, Bose speakers, two gas fireplaces and double garage with internal access.
Saturday 16th March at 10.30am
Kate Strickland 0400 125 946 Jason Collie 0403 191 453
312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999
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BRIGHTON 1a Wellington Street Embrace the opportunity to own a beautifully renovated and admired home, hidden away in one of BrightonÂ´s best beachside streets. 1908 architecture, ultra-stylish interior, 5 beautiful living areas, 4 bedrooms, and a spectacular garden featured in open garden schemes. Every luxury sits alongside classic features, every room is instantly inviting. Familyfriendly prestige at its finest.
Saturday 23rd March at 10.30am
Thursday & Saturday 2.45-3.15pm
Kate Strickland 0400 125 946 Rob Strickland 0437 076 069
312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999
BRIGHTON 22 Lynch Street Beautifully enhanced and designed for executive-quality living, this 5-bedroom home can be yours in a very desirable location. 3 living zones, effortless outdoor living, 3 bathrooms, many premium features, and a timeless interior. Prestige location only blocks away from Church St, the beach, Were StÂ´s shops and cafes, public transport, Whyte St Reserve, and sought-after schools.
Wednesday 27th March at 6.30pm
Thursday 1.30-2pm & Saturday 10.45-11.15am
Jason Collie 0403 191 453 Kate Strickland 0400 125 946
312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999
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BRIGHTON 8/17 Well Street Prestige penthouse living at its best, with Church St´s shops and cafes metres away, bay views, your own pool and spa, and direct lift access. The biggest residence in the sophisticated Seventeen development, it offers large living spaces, 4 bedrooms with ensuites, study, luxe stone kitchen with a butler´s pantry, 4-car private basement garage and storage, ultra-secure design, hi-tech fitout, and keyless entry. Cafes, transport, schools, cinemas and restaurants are around the corner ... why would you want to be anywhere else.
Thursday 21st March at 6.30pm
Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 2.15-2.45pm
Kate Strickland 0400 125 946 Barb Gregory 0419 568 370
312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999
BRIGHTON EAST 7 Trinity Court Renowned architect, Kevin Borland´s contemporary 1950s retro revival innovation is set on 828 sqm/9000 sqft (approx) in private, leafy gardens. Offering 3 BRs (main with WIR & en suite), generous renovated kitchen & 2nd Kosher kitchen & separate zoned living areas. Close to the Tram & Bus routes, local shops, cafes, restaurants, Gardenvale Primary School and Parks.
Thursday 21st March at 6.30pm
Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 2.15-2.45pm
Mark Bury 0450 096 137 Gerry Gordon 0418 144 000
312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999
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BRIGHTON EAST 8 Comer Street Successfully blending 60´s allure with designer style, this sensational residence provides exceptional family living. Stone & timber floors and stone feature walls highlight the 60´s appeal through entrance foyer, generous living room (gas log fire), dining room (OFP) & contemporary Miele kitchen opening to north-facing terrace & deep garden. Main bedroom (en-suite/WIR) & study are matched upstairs by 3 further bedrooms (BIRs), bathroom & retreat. Features ducted heating/cooling, alarm, double lock up garage & 2 additional off street car spaces. Land Size 846sqm approx.
Saturday 23rd March at 1.30pm
Thursday 3-3.30pm Saturday 12-12.30pm
Rob Strickland 0437 076 069 James Redfern 0412 360 667
312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999
HAMPTON 11a Gillies Street Boasting a deluxe ground floor bedroom suite, this secluded 3-bedroom residence by Inform Design is a deluxe downsizer with impressive features and all you´ll ever need. Designed around a north-facing courtyard, it´s a private, secure and quiet retreat with 2 huge living zones, generous kitchen, custom-crafted cabinetry, open fireplace, double garage and a light and airy ambience in every room. Wide leafy street close to Hampton Street´s shops, cafes, public transport and the beach.
Saturday 23rd March at 11.30am
Thursday 1-1.30pm Saturday 11-11.30am
Robin Parker 0409 336 282 Barb Gregory 0419 568 370
312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999
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Brighton 14 South Road Auction Price Inspect Office Contact
Sat 16th March at 1pm $1.35M - $1.45M Wed at 12.30-1.00pm, Sat from 12.30pm 251 Bay Street Brighton 9596 1111 Julian Augustini 0418 558 408 Russ Enticott 0431 526 636
4 Architectural, adaptable & a minute to the bay Beach-end of this premier boulevard, this architectÂ´s own up to 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, home is all about clever design with formal, casual & basement theatre spaces, a balconied master with spa-ensuite & a flexible home-office/4th bedroom. Starring a full Miele kitchen, jarrah floors & granite benchtops, this
climate controlled & alarmed home features video-intercom, ducted vacuum, gas-fire, uÂ´grnd tank & a double garage...all just a walk to the beach & station with Kostka Hall close & Church St & Hampton St close. www.14southroadbrighton.com
Brighton 71 Were Street Auction Price Inspect Office Contact
Sat 16th March at 12noon Contact Agent Wed at 11.45-12.15pm, Sat from 11.30am 251 Bay Street Brighton 9596 1111 Julian Augustini 0418 558 408 Romana Preston 0401 066 909
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3+ Proportions, potential & endless north sun Under instructions from State Trustees. Fronting Gray St in the leafy Were St Village precinct, this unique 3 bedroom & study, 2.5 bathroom semi-detached residence retains the grand proportions & lofty spaces of its period origins ...plus generous north-facing hedged gardens. Featuring gracious formal & sun-
filled north-facing family living, a vast balconied master with ensuite, a Blanco kitchen & double auto-garage, this centrally heated residence offers an inspiring base for ongoing renovation in the prized Brighton Beach Primary School zone. www.71werestreetbrighton.com
Beaumaris 49 Reserve Road Auction Inspect Office Contact
Brighton 1/105 Roslyn Street Auction Price Inspect Office Contact
Sat 16th March at 11am Wed at 12.00-12.30pm, Sat at 10.30-11.00am 12 East Concourse 9589 6077 Michael Cooney 0418 325 052 Jennifer Middleton 0402 319 403 / Garry Murphy 0418 597 241
Sat 23rd March at 11am $700K - $770K Wed & Sat at 11.45-12.15pm 251 Bay Street 9596 1111 Sarah Korbel 0415 393 898 Campbell Cooney 0418 337 055
Developer’s Realisation Sale. Must be Sold. A rare chance to claim the ideal lifestyle in the heart of Beaumaris. This brand new 4BR home will reward you with five star comfort & convenience opposite the Concourse. Streamline your life with style and enjoy a home office/4th BR with stunning OP living/dining area. www.49reserveroadbeaumaris.com
The perfect downsizer - with street frontage! Set on the streetfront, this single-level home catches sun with bay-windowed formal lounge/dining & a casual zone facing north across a courtyard. With a timber kitchen & an elegant ensuite plus WIR this alarmed & centrally heated residence features rev-cycle air-con, vacuum & a double gge. www.1-105roslynstreetbrighton.com
Brighton 56a Asling Street
Brighton 6/249 New Street
Auction Price Inspect Office Contact
Sat 23rd March at 11am $1.25M - $1.4M Wed & Sat at 11.45-12.15pm 251 Bay Street 9596 1111 Jason Gill 0411 801 831 Kate Schuster 0410 587 286
Exceptional Luxury and Coveted Lifestyle This newly completed 4BR rear town residence has versatile ground & first floor plans for low maintenance, relaxing lifestyles. Offering quality fixtures & fittings throughout, including polished spotted gum timber floors, premium quality SMEG s/s appliances & reverse cycle climate control. www.54A-56Aaslingstreetbrighton.com
Auction Price Inspect Office Contact
Sat 23rd March at 11am $620K - $670K Wed at 11.00-11.30am, Sat as advertised 251 Bay Street 9596 1111 Julian Augustini 0418 558 408 Romana Preston 0401 066 909
Blue chip low maintenance living This 2 bed + study renovated & air-con´d unit, with carport, stars a sleek C’stone kitchen, northfacing living & a Travertine bathroom, but it´s extended space that sets this one apart - with a bonus study & courtyard-access dining area ....all at the gateway to Church St. www.6-249newstreetbrighton.com
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Hampton 8 Hood Street Auction Price Inspect Office Contact
Highett 1/1 Peterson Street Auction Price Inspect Office Contact
Sat 23rd March at 12.30pm $620K - $680K Wed at 11.15-11.45am, Sat at 12.00-12.30pm 10 Bay Road 9598 1111 Mark Eddy 0408 198 308 James Paynter 0418 390 133
Sat 16th March at 11am $580K - $640K Wed at 12.00-12.30pm, Sat from 10.30am 10 Bay Road 9598 1111 Paul Bond 0419 519 311 Campbell Cooney 0418 337 055
Entertain in chic, easy style... inside and out Charming period detail close to Hampton St. This luxuriously styled home is a wonderful option for downsizing/starting out. Entertain formally or casually & host alfresco events on expansive timber deck. Near new Caesar/Blanco kitch, big robed bedrms & stylish bathrm, for easy chic living. www.8hoodstreethampton.com
Stylish Easy-Care Living and Lifestyle Fronting Peterson Reserve, this wonderfully positioned 3 bedroom townhouse offers spacious, formal and informal open-plan living on a low-maintenance northerly aspect allotment. Beautifully presented, it features abundant natural light, 2 bathrooms and a sunny courtyard terrace. www.1-1petersonstreethighett.com
Highett 9 Danson Street
Mentone 27 Warrigal Road
Auction Price Inspect Office Contact
Sat 23rd March at 12 noon Contact Agent Wed at 12.00-12.30pm, Sat at 2.00-2.30pm 10 Bay Road 9598 1111 Greg Downes 0413 592 905 Julian Augustini 0418 558 408
Wide, spacious & so well located Near Peterson Reserve, this super-sized up to 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home with lounge/dining, kitchen overlooking 2nd dining and huge 3rd bedroom/family room, and 3-car carport has broad potential to renovate or rebuild (STCA) on a wide approx. 652sqm/718sqft site. www.9dansonstreethighett.com
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Auction Price Inspect Office Contact
Sat 23rd March at 2pm $950K - $1.050M Wed at 6.30-7.00pm, Sat as advertised 44 Florence Street 9584 6500 Jason Swift 0417 055 702 Lauren Cleasby-Jones 0410 258 915
Unmistakable emphasis on excellence Stunning home with an impressive use of space spread over 2 levels. Offers grand living room, dining/kitchen with Euro appliances & retractable doors to paved entertaining area with spa. With 3 living zones, bay glimpses, proximity to schools, transport & beach - this is sure to impress! www.27warrigalroadmentone.com
Sandringham 1/37 Victoria Street Auction Price Inspect Office Contact
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Sat 23rd March at 1pm $620K - $685K Wed at 1.00-1.30pm, Sat as advertised 10 Bay Road 9598 1111 James Paynter 0418 390 133 Sarah Sharp 0411 750 700
Garden surrounded, three bedroom Town residence Established gardens and a north/west deck border this elegantly styled villa where lounge and dining open to casual meals and a country style kitchen. With spacious robed bedrooms, ducted heat and cooling, a gas log fire, external powder room and a remote tandem garage. www.1-37victoriastreetsandringham.com
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