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row of “Made in China” leather bags here; a pile of cheaper fresh food – just doesn’t cut it any more. Surely indifferent zucchini there. A handful of brilliantly what needs to be promoted and celebrated by all the stocked and staffed fish, meat and dairy-goods traders at the market is the best, the freshest, the most stalls. Some excellent fruit, some not so good. And special Victorian and local produce that money can buy. a brutal bitumen environment that regularly pulls a This place should be the epicentre of great Victorian devoted and consistent clientele. agriculture, and even further afield as well, not the The Queen Victoria Market at the north-western home of average greens and endless commercially end of the CBD is one of the great treasures of made dips. Let me explain. “we this city, the envy of many other towns, but is When I go to the Vic Market, as I do more can do also a frustrating reminder of just how good than once a week, why can’t I choose from the this important asset should be, and isn’t. without the dozens of olive oils that are made by small and The Melbourne City Council is considering large growers throughout this state? Why is cheap a $100-million shake-up of the historic site, there barely any, and instead virtually all of the T-shirts” including longer and more consistent trading deli stalls stock the one kind of imported, Greek hours, more parking and the creation of a park or oil? Where are the small-grower, new-season, open space. But while a facelift for the grand old dame rare-variety apples? Why does the meat, with a couple is very welcome, I have long thought that the problems of exceptions, have a mass-produced uniformity that is of this important market are far more than cosmetic. indistinguishable from a mediocre supermarket? Traders are complaining of a decline in customers and Why haven’t relationships been struck with struggling cite parking as the biggest reason, but I’m not sure. Victorian producers to get their wares direct to the At a time of extraordinary discounting by the large market and under the noses of consumers who care supermarkets, one of the market’s key selling points – about what they buy and eat?

I know of wonderful smallgoods producers, and dairy farmers, and olive growers and sheep farmers whose artisanal produce turns up everywhere else but the Vic Market. Sometimes I just need to pay as little as possible for the household food, but sometimes I want to do what I can to support local producers, and the market very rarely gives me that opportunity. The be fair, there is certainly some of our best Victorian and Australian cheese on offer, but I want to see this extended throughout the entire market, and for this to be part of its key mission. I reckon we can do without the row upon row of cheap T-shirts and shoes that make up the bulk of the place (and I have heard many a food stallholder complain about the disproportionate decision-making power these stallholders have over food operating hours). But at the least, the market’s mission should be redrawn to be the one place in Melbourne you can go to find the best Victoria has to offer. I’m sure the struggling growers of this state would be delighted to come on board. \

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One of the most heartbreaking experiences a person can go through is to lose a child, but a St Kilda couple is turning their heartache into good cause. Jana and Damien Haakman lost their son, Hartley, in February at 25 weeks due to placental abruption, which occurs when the placenta detaches from the wall of the uterus, forcing labour. Wanting to do something to help others who might have to cope with a preterm birth, the pair is raising funds for the Royal Women’s Hospital by hosting a ticketed dinner. “We were so touched and grateful for the care that we received at the Women’s we wanted to hold an event to raise much needed funds for further research,” Mrs Haakman said. Preterm birth occurs in about 8 per cent of preganacies with the reasons still largely unknown. Mrs Haakman said money raised from the dinner would go directly towards research to try and prevent preterm birth and help save other premature babies. The dinner is being held on May 1 at Rococo on Fitzroy Street, St Kilda. Tickets are $90 and include a three-course meal, wine, beer and an auction. \ LB » For more information visit

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Not defeated: After losing their unborn child, Jana Haakman and her husband, Damien, are raising funds for the Royal Women’s Hospital by hosting a dinner. (StepHen McKenzie)

Police charge Pair after tip-off Two people have been charged with drug offences after police allegedly found a methamphetamine lab in a St Kilda apartment. Police say the Inkerman Street serviced apartment was being set up as a drug lab when members of St Kilda uniformed branch busted in about 9.45pm on April 18, after a tip-off. It is alleged drugs were also found in a vehicle in a downstairs car park. It is believed the set-up would have made drugs with a street value of about $100,000. It is alleged a 41-year-old man from Briar Hill fled when police arrived. He was arrested on April 19 following a foot chase, after he returned to the apartment. It is believed he came for his vehicle. He was charged with trafficking drugs, possession of a drug of dependence, trafficking methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine and remanded to appear in Melbourne Magistrate’s Court on July 15. A 25-year-old Cheltenham woman, who was at the apartment, was charged with possession of drugs. She was bailed to appear in Melbourne Magistrates’ Court at a date to be determined. \ LB


boy hailed a hero after rescuing kite surfer was bashful about his heroic feat, admitting that he hadn’t told any of his A 14-year-old Brighton boy is being hailed friends about the rescue. a hero after rescuing a stranded kite surfer “The police were on shore when we at Brighton Beach. got in, it was a bit funny, I don’t think Hudson Laufmann was taking they expected someone my age photographs with his father at the to have helped him back in,” beach on April 13 at dusk, when Hudson said. “he was the pair noticed a kite surfer Bayside police Senior just sitting stuck 250 metres offshore. Constable Kristian out there, “He was just sitting out there, McInerney said he was drifting” drifting further out and didn’t nominating Hudson for a look like he knew how to get in,” bravery award. Hudson said. “The conditions at the time “I was wearing my boardies, so I jumped were high winds, cold and the light in the water and swam out to him … he’d was fading,” Senior Constable been out there for an hour and a half.” McInerney said. When Hudson reached the surfer, “The kite surfer was very lucky given Hattem Abu-Sinena, he explained how to the conditions and without the help of self-rescue and the pair made their way the 14-year-old boy, he may not have back to shore. made it back to shore.” \ LAURA BANKS The St Leonard’s year 9 student, who has been kite surfing for about two years,



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St Michael’s Grammar will head back in time to the ’80s for this year’s stage production, The Wedding Singer. The musical, adapted from the 1998 movie of the same name, is an old-fashioned romance in which the characters are following the path of love. It will be the 30th year the school’s budding young performers have taken to the stage. Co-director Natalie Calia said the 54-member cast was relatively small compared with previous productions. “There are a lot of shiny fabrics and quite a few mullets; we’ve had to give our lead role permission to grow one,” Ms Calia said. “Luckily he was happy to oblige.” The Wedding Singer will be on stage on May 8, 9 and 11 at the Malthouse Theatre. For more information visit, www.stmichaels. \ LAURA BANKS Mullets galore: Edvard as Billy Idol, Benj as Robby Heart and Mell as Cyndi Lauper.

Police have arrested a 31-year-old Burnside man following a firearms theft in Brighton on April 18. A 250-kilogram gun safe containing firearms was stolen from a home in Warley Grove, Brighton at about 8.45am. The weapons were found at a Burnside home on April 23 after police executed a search warrant for an unrelated incident. Detective Senior Constable Jason Lee said it was clear the offender knew the house and its contents. “He has gone straight to the cupboard,” he said. The offender broke in soon after a female occupant left the house to drop off her children at school. The eldest son, 19, was upstairs but did not confront the intruder. It was the second firearms theft in a week with five antique guns stolen from the Mentone RSL in Palermo Street on April 16. Three men are believed to have smashed the front door glass at about 4am before taking the guns from a cabinet. \ BRIDGET FITZGERALD » Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit


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sUPPOrt a ‘FrieNdly’ CaUse families who would benefit from more open space, stakeholders and interested members of Friends of Highett Grassy Woodland the public show their support and help us win are rallying the troops as the sale and this very important cause,’’ she said. redevelopment of the CSIRO site in Highett The public meeting on Thursday, inches closer. May 9, 7.30-9.30pm, is at Highett The activist group is holding its inaugural Neighbourhood Community House, public meeting next month in a bid to 2 Livingstone Street. Further details: attract more Friends, outline its vision and campaign so far, and feature Another group, Neighbours of the several speakers who support its Highett Grassy Woodland, also “... HELP cause, including Bayside mayor needs help with research into local uS wIN THIS Stephen Hartney and his Kingston wildlife to help the campaign. VERY counterpart, Ron Brownlees. Volunteers are sought to record the ImPoRTaNT The Friends’ aim is simple: more number of local birds, plants, frogs, cauSE” open bats and butterflies and skinks in space for Highett, which has the their garden and surrounds. To help, least in Bayside, and protection of rare contact Bayside Friends of Native Wildlife woodland by emailing or and centuries-old trees on the CSIRO site. phoning 0412 260 851. \ Teresa Murphy The nine-hectare site is slated for development as a large residential village over the next two decades. » The Woolworths supermarket in Highett The Friends, and Bayside Council, have next to the railway station opened this called on the state government to set aside one week after two years of construction. hectare of open space and three hectares of With apartments above and beside the protected flora across the site. supermarket, liquor shop and other shops, Key campaigner Pauline Reynolds is it is the first of Woolworths’ mixed-use hoping for a big crowd at the public meeting. developments to open in Melbourne. ‘‘We’d love to see residents, especially young

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MUsiC MeltinG Pot at the Malt So successful was the first Beaumaris open mike event in March that a second is planned at the Malt Café on Sunday, May 4, including plans to channel Paul Simon, James Taylor and Daddy Cool. Returning acts will be a six-year-old with two more specially written songs, a rock band, a bloke who makes his own guitars, another who chants and a couple with a repertoire of musical hits. Eagerly awaited will be Beaumaris music man, Ian Hutchison, who plays a mean guitar. “We changed the date so Ian could make it this time,” event organiser and Malt Café owner Andrew Maccola said. “He’s a local legend.” While Hutchison, 63, can indeed belt out a covers tune, he’s more “legendary” on the footy and cricket fields than on the stage. The open mike event is being held in the Beaumaris Concourse starting at 4.30pm. Free entry, but bookings for acts and seats are essential on 0418 588 121. \ TM

An army water bottle has triggered a bomb scare in Beaumaris. About 8.30am on Saturday, April 20, a Tramway Parade resident spotted the metal canister on his nature strip and carried it to his driveway, suspecting it was ordnance of some sort because it carried the wording ‘‘Department of Defence — Defence Material Organisation, Australian Government’’ and the national coat of arms. He called Sandringham police, who were told by the Defence Department it was possibly a smoke grenade. A divvy van crew, Moorabbin highway patrol car and Bayside patrols supervisor Sergeant Wayne Carter raced to the scene, expecting to cordon off the area if it was an explosive. ‘‘We emailed a photo of the suspicious object to the Defence Department, who confirmed it was just a water bottle,’’ Sergeant Carter said. ‘‘I realised that when I saw the DOM’s website on the bottle — it was probably a promotional thing. I’ve never seen any ordnance with a website on it.’’ Sergeant Carter said although it was a false alarm, the police response was justified and

False alarm: The water bottle that triggered a bomb scare in Beaumaris.

the resident did the right thing. ‘‘It certainly looked like a bomb,’’ he said. Sergeant Carter said that old army ordnance was a real risk, particularly in deceased estates. ‘‘Families might be clearing out the shed or garage and find a hand grenade or mortar shell kept as a souvenir from a war,’’ he said. ‘‘Nine out of 10 times, they’re not active, but you just never, ever know. If anyone finds anything suspicious, they should leave it where it is, definitely not touch it, and call 000.’’ \ TM

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am looking down the back of Jerry Hall’s dress. This is not something I had anticipated I might be doing when I sat down to interview one of the great style icons of the ’70s and ’80s. I have asked the still-elegant actor and former model if she enjoys fashion as a consumer these days, and she tells me she likes the designer she’s wearing now, but can’t remember her name. “She has a shop … oh, what’s the name …?” So here I am peering down her back. I am waiting to have my hand imperiously swiped away, but the woman who has stripped gloriously naked for photographers and theatre-goers alike is utterly unfazed. The label turns out to be Fifi Chachnil. “Yeah, yeah, Fifi: it’s French. Gorgeous lingerie and a few outfits that are great – ha!” When I later look up the designer’s webpage, it is of course designed in pink and black with Parisian curlicues, featuring Irma la Douce-style sex-kitten lingerie absolutely right for this purring, powerful,

Picture \ jules tahan she was as quickly devoted to family life as she had been to work. In an earlier interview I conducted with her for ABC TV, Hall spoke about taking “six months off to breastfeed in the Caribbean” and it’s a thought that has stuck with me, not only for its glamorous imagery, but because Hall clearly had the financial freedom to do so. “You teach by example,” she says, “and Mick and I have always been hard-working people, and the children have learnt to work, and that work is important in life. “I have tried, I have tried my hardest. My children, knock on wood, have turned out great. They have been successful in school, successful in their careers – they’re lovely, and they feel I was there for them a lot. But they will still bring something up like, ‘Well, you were onstage for a year when I was doing this or that’. That’s just the way it is. You can’t be there for everything.” Hall and Jagger had four children together: Elizabeth,

Court to have the union annulled on the basis that their ceremony in Bali was not legitimate. It was a breathtaking betrayal. In our ABC interview Hall told me that Jagger said it was his lawyer’s idea. On being reminded that lawyers act only on their client’s instructions, she drawled, “Ahhh knohhhh – it was pretty terrible but nothing he did surprised me.” Does she miss him? “Umm, I do … well, … not really. I see him enough. No, I don’t miss being married to him – that was tiring. That was not fun. I had to keep a tight rein, and it’s boring, like kids acting up. ‘Oh god, not again … ’. Very hurtful, really hard.” The Rolling Stones recently celebrated their 50th anniversary as a band. Hall says one of the highlights was the extended Rolling Stones family coming together to celebrate at the London arena concert, with all the band members’ children, who had toured and grown up with each other. “They’ve been so close since they were babies; it’s fantastic having a get-together.” Hall still calls Jagger and Keith Richards “poets and

Clothed or unclothed, Jerry Hall is a woman of style and substance, writes Virginia Trioli lioness of a woman. When Hall mentions she also stocks up on Australian sex-bomb label Wheels & Dollbaby whenever she is in the country, I can’t help it any more: “But this is like your Roxy Music video come to life!” She rocks with laughter. “Ahhhh know!” No, that’s not right. It’s more like “Ahhhhh knohhhhhh” and, throughout our conversation, as an expression of happy agreement or as a charming – and disarming – way of sidestepping a subject she’d rather not delve into, the mother of four and former wife of Mick Jagger uses her Texan drawl to hypnotic effect. She is funny and candid, but so sweetly careful in what she will and won’t give away that you realise only later just what she hasn’t told you. Jerry Hall is back in Australia to reprise her role as Mrs Robinson in the Broadway/West End adaptation of Mike Nichols’ The Graduate. She has been playing in various productions of this role for 13 years now. “It’s lovely to get a chance to reprise a role. It’s a role I know works.” Hall says that she enjoys the complexity of Mrs Robinson – “It’s either confrontation or seduction with her; those are her two intentions” – and sees parallels with Mrs Robinson’s frustration and the lives of so many contemporary women. “She’s got a lot of inner anger … I think she’s an intelligent woman who had artistic ability, but got pregnant and had to get married and didn’t get to do anything since but cause trouble. For any woman this whole idea of ‘having it all’ is not really truthful. It’s a fantasy – some things always have to be cut back on.” If there is such a thing as work/life balance, however, Jerry Hall has come the closest I know to achieving it. After arriving in Paris as a 16-year-old, with a trunk full of home-made Frederick’s of Hollywood-inspired clothes, the tall and imposing Texan quickly found work with some of the greatest photographers of the past few decades: Richard Avedon, David Bailey, Helmut Newton. She was a celebrated model before she was 20, winning Vogue covers and travelling the world for exotic shoots. When you talk of the ’70s party scenes of London, New York and Paris, Jerry Hall’s name is always there. But when she met Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, and left Roxy Music singer Bryan Ferry for him,

“mick said keith was very intelligent, but if you take heroin for 20, 30 years, how are you going to have a brain?” James, Georgia and Gabriel. Is it hard to bring up balanced children when you are so wealthy? “I think that’s really important,” Hall says. “We were quite strict about all that. At Christmas they got something they wanted but they also got things they needed, like things for school, and they have grown up to appreciate that. I do think my children have an idea about the value of money and the value of hard work.” Jagger, of course, is famously tight with money, so I’m not surprised to hear this. “Yeah, he is tight – ha! But that’s pretty good.”


he Hall-Jagger romance was, and still is, one of the great pairings of popular culture and Hall is always at her most amusing when she speaks about the good and bad times of their 23-year marriage. She describes Jagger as a good dad but says their parenting styles are very different. “He was quite strict about things. He can be quite disapproving about things in a very old-fashioned way, which I think is a bit silly. I’ve always said to them that it doesn’t matter what you do in life as long as you like what you do. Mick has always had this old-fashioned attitude, like his father, that you ought to go to uni. But I think you can go back to uni later if you have something to do that you love.” Hall says that, at 21, her model daughter Georgia has made enough money from her modelling work to buy her own house in London for several million pounds, but that doesn’t seem to impress dad. “He should be proud of that too!” Is he? “I think he’s kind of slightly annoyed that she’s so independent.” Hall’s and Jagger’s marriage could not have had a more shocking end. After their 23 years, and more than a little infidelity, Jagger petitioned the High

geniuses”, and says she had tears rolling down her face at the concert. But has she read Keith Richards’ fascinating and very funny autobiography, Life? “No!” Why ever not? “Because he didn’t write it!,” she drawls drily. “He can’t remember anything, he’s brain dead. Let’s face it [co-author, British journalist James Fox] had to scrounge around interviewing everybody who knew Keith. I do like him, and Mick said Keith was very intelligent, but if you take heroin for 20, 30 years, how are you going to have a brain?” When I remind her that Keith claims most of his heroin was medicinal grade, she laughs. “Oh, come on! ‘I’m so cool my heroin’s better than yours’? I do love him, but let’s face it – I’m not going to waste my time reading a book that some guy made up.” Both Hall’s daughters have entered the world of modelling – Georgia appears responsible for the sudden flurry around gap-toothed models – and while Hall is careful not to be in any way critical of the milieu Elizabeth and Georgia are part of (“It’s amazing now with digital photography; they can fix everything. Before, it all had to be perfect.”), she is dismayed at the heavy lifting that seems to go with the work these days. “We used to think we were artists, and have long lunches and spend all day discussing art and then doing a few photographs. Nowadays there’s global media, they don’t get any time to rest and they’re travelling all the time. I keep telling the girls they’ve got to take time off.” Hall says she doesn’t miss the world of modelling at all; acting is the thing now. She has bought a house back in Texas, where her mother died just a few months ago and, when we speak, says her children are in the new house “receiving the furniture”. You’d think more than 20 years in England – most of them living in a historically significant house in Richmond – would have changed her allegiances, but Hall is avowedly American and, more than that, Texan. “I really like the people. Tough women, fun,” she says. “I feel right at home with them.” \ We Welcome your feedback @

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f Downton Abbey has killed off Matthew, it’s going to be over between us. Two major characters wiped out in one season is too much. I have nothing left to give. Why Matthew? Why not that fool Molesley, or Mrs Patmore, or even one of the dowagers? They’d all be equally as shocked and grief stricken, and there’d still be a funeral, so lots of opportunities for dramatics. And we’d still have Matthew. I do love him. The odd angle he holds his head, those darty eyes angling from one side to the other when he speaks. He loves Mary so, even when no one else does much, and I feel that’s our connection, as I love her, too. So I don’t think I can continue the relationship. And I came to it late, resisting for such a long time because of a general aversion to period dramas, or any kind of drama. But everyone said it was great, so I spent the whole summer bunkered down inside I quit that ridiculously large house, enjoying their Christmas parties and genteel dinners. The Voice Back then it was all about romance, and the after the thought of Matthew and Mary getting together. auditions Finally, after two seasons of hit and miss, they have a quick pash, admit undying love, and they’ve got me hook, line and sinker. Then they go and kill him in a stupid, random car crash. There he is lolling along a country road like a happy lunatic, having just met his newborn son and heir, and bang. Those bastards. I’ll never get over it. Is there nothing else the Downton Abbey people could have thought to do to make audiences tune in to the next season, other than kill my favourite character? I’m still getting over the stress of Sybil dying. I mean, who’s MaTTHew & lady Mary crawley \ dowNToN abbey feeding the baby?

I just can’t do other people’s pain any more. I gave up Offspring when Nina and that second good-looking doctor broke up again, because I didn’t have the emotional capacity to deal with her heartache, and all the pouting on that silly balcony. I quit The Voice after the auditions. The investment is too large – time, energy and the love I give out to all those record-company cast-offs and single parents. It might be short-term fame for them, but it’s a long-term emotional commitment from me, and I just don’t think I can do it any more. At least Mad Men’s seasons end with the mere threat of another divorce for Don. That I can live with. But I can no longer afford to place my emotional well-being in the hands of some bored television writer who wants to shake things up with a car crash. Now, it’s just Australian Story for me. OK, it’s half an hour of someone else’s life or, as is sometimes the rather strange case, a horse’s life, and it usually does involve one squeezing out a bit of empathy and emotion, but there’s always some kind of resolution at the end. You’re not left hanging – or hung out to dry, as it were. Right now, suffering considerably from post-Downton Abbey-season-three shock, I’m left with a small glimmer of hope. Maybe Matthew will survive. I mean, he got through the war, lost his legs and then found them again and went on to sire a baby, which is quite a lot for the 1920s. But there was a lot of blood, and he did look pretty dead, so I’m not counting on it. Those bastards. \





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other’s Day is an appropriate occasion to make time for your mother, and while it’s considered a marketer’s dream, it’s also a time – if you choose – to reward mum with some extra TLC and reflect on a woman who may or may not be in your life today. Whether you’re gathering for a Sunday roast, taking her to a high tea or making her breakfast in bed, it’s a day designed to celebrate all that she does to make your life easier (hopefully).

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Bespoke Sydney jeweller Kirstin 5 Ash adores Mother’s Day because she can look forward to being pampered. “A little luxury is always nice,” she says. “Perfume, jewellery or a massage also rate highly and can be added to something simple like breakfast in bed and a homemade card to add more of a sweet and authentic touch.”

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arry Humphries sits down in the café and orders cake. No coffee, just four little cupcakes arrive on a plate. It is the afternoon, after all, and he might need a sugar hit, especially when he ponders an impending work schedule that would crush others half his age (he is 79). I ask him if he plans to add to his repertoire of books, including his autobiographies, More Please, My Life as Me and Women in the Background, not to mention Dame Edna Everage’s memoir My Gorgeous Life and Sir Les Patterson’s The Traveller’s Tool. “Dare I write another book?” he says. “Well I think I should, because when I finish this English tour there’s a break before America, and there might be an opportunity this year to write something because suddenly one grows old and you cross things off the list. “You cross off the list, ‘Walking in Patagonia’ – won’t be doing that. ‘Reading the complete works of Thomas Keneally’ – won’t be doing that. It’s a little sad. “I’m on the cusp of death, really, on the brink of the grave. What do they say, one foot in the grave and the other on a banana skin? I’m very well otherwise. And my Jenny Craig diet, between you and me, is very nice, except for a brief lapse.” As ever, a conversation with Barry Humphries touches on a dizzying array of topics and today is no exception. We skate across Les Patterson’s liver and its unprecedented resilience, we hear about Edna’s daughter, Valmai, who might be in jail but has recently been living in Daylesford, about his passion for painting and the wonders of Melbourne’s Deepdene. We touch on Dame Edna’s gynaecologist, so to speak, and Humphries’ characters’ farewell to the stages of the world. Dame Edna, Sir Les Patterson and Sandy Stone bade their stage farewells to Melbourne audiences last year in Eat, Pray, Laugh, but it’s a while before they are officially retired. Humphries is now to farewell his fans in Britain, opening in October in Scotland before a national tour of England, then the US. “So I’ll be waving farewell for the next three years,” he says. It’s the long goodbye. “If Barbra Streisand can do it,


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But tHis time He’s leaving all His cHaracters BeHind. peter WilmotH caugHt up WitH Him and religious bigotry – a bit Viennese. Little velvet touch on the lapel, dresses made of what’s called bouclé – it’s got a lot of bobbles on it. “I once went to Mitzi of Vienna and listened with awe to the accent. We used to stay sometimes for vacations at the Warburton Chalet, which was favoured by refugees, because Warburton vaguely resembled a European spa. “And then, of course, the radio. We were all brought up with the wireless. I think there might have been a German or Austrian refugee in charge of the ABC’s classical repertoire, because there was an inordinate amount of [singer] Richard Tauber, whom Goering offered to make an honorary Aryan. Tauber rejected this generous offer, and went to London. “We used to listen to Tauber in the bush on a portable gramophone. It was very strange to hear this famous singer, who happened to be Jewish and an exile from his own country, in the Australian bush. I’m going to play one at the concert. You’ll hear the tinny sound of a portable gramophone.”


he show is a long way from the usual Humphries spectaculars, and he seems relieved to be sharing the spotlight. “Luckily I’m sort of squeezed in between musical items,” he says. “And I don’t have to be funny – what a relief. I was told once by a director that I was naturally ridiculous when I complained that someone was laughing at me when I was trying to be very serious in a play by Shakespeare.” I ask Humphries about his decision to retire his

“But he is the perfect Labor politician because he has never had a job, he’s never run a business and he’s never signed a cheque. These are his great attributes. These make him an iconic Labor leader. He’s always stayed a little on the edge. Diplomacy is his field. Travelling, of course, had enabled him to distance himself from matrimonial ties. “For decades people said this man was not only an anachronism but he was bad for tourism and it was a disgrace … They all said he’s doing our international image a lot of harm. But Les has become very well liked and people in England say, ‘I’m thinking of migrating to Australia if there are people like that there.’” Does Sir Les’ departure as the Cultural Attache to the Court of St James mean “research assistants” across the world can relax? “I think so,” says Humphries. “Les is still, it would seem, a little predatory. I think he’s given a new meaning to sexual harassment in the workplace … “He’s a very comfortable character for me because I don’t have to do anything. I can just stand aside and watch these people take on lives of their own on the stage.” In the farewell show, Sir Les hosted a barbecue on stage – using real meat. Featured on the stage – apart from two glamorous models – was a toilet that Sir Les would visit before coming out to man the barbecue and prepare the mince for hamburgers. I asked Humphries if Sir Les knew it was a farewell barbecue, almost a last supper, and if he thinks Les might be disappointed to know he had toilet paper



and Melba, not to mention Johnny Farnham …” We have met in Sydney to talk about – among many things – Barry Humphries’ Weimar Cabaret, a concert by the Australian Chamber Orchestra presenting the “degenerate”, experimental music of Berlin’s Weimar Republic (1920s and 1930s), featuring ACO artistic director Richard Tognetti and cabaret performer Meow Meow. When he was a young man, the Weimar music enthralled Humphries. “I’m talking about the 1940s, when Melbourne was rather transformed by an influx – not a large influx – of central European Jewish refugees, many from Vienna, who came to Australia in the ’30s, thank God, those who could. “Not many people other than myself remember the late 1930s, early 1940s, when the war was on the front page of Melbourne papers, not sport. “My mother used to get her dresses made by someone in Collins Street called Mitzi of Vienna. Mitzi of Vienna was a very good dressmaker with an original touch. My mother always looked – in spite of her unspoken racism 18 The weekly review \ may 1, 2013

much-loved characters from the stage, suggesting Edna seems to be leaving us at the height of her powers. “That’s how everyone should go,” he says. I say that we will miss someone with her emotional intelligence to explain the world to us now. “Well,” Humphries says, “Australia is on its own, floundering, without a rudder.” Does he agree Edna was at the height of her powers? “That’s what her gynaecologist told her.” As for Sir Les, he’s confident his legacy will endure. “Les’ liver must surely be there in the museum with Phar Lap in years to come, in a glass case, because it must be an amazing organ.” He says what was so amusing about Sir Les was that for several decades he was dismissed as an anachronism, as representing an Australia that is no more. “But Les was undeterred by this and went on being himself until Australian politicians stopped, relaxed a bit, and became like Les. Les Patterson is a very mild – I think the word for educated readers is anodyne – representation of an Australian politician.

streaming from his trousers in his last gig? “He never knew that this terrible accident had occurred,” Humphries says. Humphries was as appalled as we were. “It was very embarrassing and it put a lot of people off their food. Standing by as I always do, watching Les plunging his far from clean fingers into the raw meat every night, I’ve been a vegetarian ever since. I can’t look at steak, meat of any kind, even spaghetti bolognaise.” What has Humphries learnt from Sir Les? “What I’ve learnt from Les is that elderly women really enjoy … gross men. After all, most Australian women have woken up with a person like that on the next pillow, every morning of their lives. So it’s no shock to have them on stage.” Randomly, I inquire after Edna’s children. They have, after all, been much-referred-to bit players in the piece for decades. “Valmai is probably in jail. She was living at Daylesford for quite a long time. I love going down there. You can have lunch in all-girl restaurant quite easily. Any restaurant.”

“work is to me a hobby ... how can you take what I do seriously? Impossible” He says he loves some parts of Melbourne but others sadden him. “I can’t much walk around the city now, because it no longer exists. Between Exhibition Street and Spring Street, it’s gone. The Melbourne Club with a McDonald’s next to it. Collins Street is no longer a distinguished street.” But there are some special areas. “The suburbs – just off Malvern Road, part of Northcote … Yarraville I like. I know all those suburbs. But Melway is now a multivolume book and there are suburbs I have absolutely never heard of. I like the little places, Spotswood, Westgarth, Windsor, Ormond. “Deepdene is my favourite suburb in the world because it has a lovely name and it’s small, only a few streets, and still has its original character, the silver birches in the lawns have become gnarled. It’s just got an atmosphere all its own. Not very many new things in Deepdene.” A life on the stage and on television has been as natural as breathing to Humphries. “Work is to me a hobby,” he says. “The secret is I’ve never regarded it as more than a hobby. Something I do for fun. I’m sure it’s your attitude. It’s the only attitude to have. How can you take what I do seriously? Impossible.” But many do, I say, and they talk about him as one of the world’s great artists. And they write “pompous” books about him. “They never get the joke,” he says. “The joke’s on them.” He still loves to paint. “I take it very seriously. I’m a very big admirer of my own work. I think I’m my biggest fan, as a matter of fact, because when I look at my own rather gaudy works I recall the times I spent painting them, which is really in the open, in a picturesque spot, sitting at an easel, inhaling the aromatic turpentine … and contemplating an Australian landscape. Or any landscape, because I paint all over the place, whenever I’m on holidays.” There’s a shot by the late photographer Rennie Ellis of Humphries in Speedos painting on a beach. “A ridiculous photograph taken by that larrikin,” he says. “Crept up behind me. I was only wearing them for the sake of decency. It was in the Lorne area.” The day after the interview Humphries calls me. “There are other suburbs I’ve thought of,” he says. “Heyington, Gardiner, Seddon, Alphington. I like the smaller suburbs.” For all his brilliant forensic cultural analysis of our suburbs, it’s undeniable this is a man with great fondness for the city he left as a young man, and whose roots are deep in Melbourne. And not in the Les Patterson way. \ We Welcome your feedback @

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\ Myke bartlett reviews the latest House Of Cards \ Showcase, Tuesday May 7, 8.30pm »


First, a confession. i’ve never been able to stomach The West Wing. i’ve tried several times and can’t ever get past the syrupy sentimentality, the soaring score or the naive idealism. give me The Thick of It or House of Cards, both of which approached the business of politics with appropriate cynicism. Originally a British miniseries, House of Cards has been reworked for an american market by director David Fincher. in a first for australia, all 13 episodes will be made available to watch or download in a single gulp – a model, replicating the appeal of the DvD boxset, that worked well in the Us. the show takes a convincingly black approach to the White house. chief whip Frank Underwood (Kevin spacey) is passed over for a promised role as secretary of state, so sets about engineering his revenge. Well aware of proverbs about cold dishes, Underwood begins a long, dirty game to unseat the newly elected president. Yes, he’s pretty much a more skilful, less self-destructive Kevin rudd. as might be expected, this is a brasher, glitzier beast than its British counterpart. Pleasingly, the female roles are far more fleshed out, most notably robyn Wright’s Lady Macbeth (aka Underwood’s wife, claire). still, we’re here for spacey. given reign to offer the audience asides and soliloquies, the film actor is utterly captivating. Underwood’s charm and Machiavellian intelligence ensure we’re rooting for him, even as we worry where he’s leading us. if the story mirrors the original series, then we’re on course for some dark places indeed. nonetheless, you’ll want to get there as quickly as possible. clever, funny and admirably wicked, this is addictive stuff. \ to read More reviews

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Watching \ Veep, season two. This black political comedy is growing ever blacker with each new episode and is all the better for it. Listening \ Kurt Vile. Walking On A Pretty Daze. Sprawling, seductive and frequently strange Americana. Shades of Sparklehorse. revisiting \ Liberal Arts. Now out on Blu-ray (and DVD), Josh Radnor’s comedy drama about a lost 30-something falling for a 19-year-old is engaging, chucklesome and thoroughly likeable.


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French rockers Phoenix have never been afraid of kitsch. Their first LP recalled the sort of MOR rock that was never fashionable and, four albums later, they’ve wrapped themselves in cheesy ’80s synthpop. From the first, faux-oriental faux-chimes of opener Entertainment, it’s clear they’re here for a fun time, not a deep time. That said, there are elusive threads of substance woven through the 10 songs. Although the title track doesn’t seem to address Europe’s present financial despair, Bourgeois pokes at consumerist dissatisfaction and there are recurring themes of loneliness and misfitdom – neither of which are particularly novel in pop music. Any impact from these darker moments is minimal, however, given the relentlessly upbeat and glossy production. In fact, it’s all so glossy that the hooks are stripped of any bite. Rather than demanding your attention, songs wash together in a pleasant, but unremarkable fashion. \



Scarborough \ Brunswick Art Space, 2a Little Breese Street, Brunswick, May 2-18, $27/$19 » Melbourne theatre company The Honeytrap is making a name for itself bringing sticky subjects to the city’s stages. In its latest production, a 15-year-old student runs away with a teacher for a dirty weekend, despite being half the teacher’s age. The thrill is in flirting with immorality and disaster, but things become ordinary all too quickly. This award-winning play – first performed at the Edinburgh Festival – similarly flirts with right and wrong, but doesn’t jump to any obvious conclusions. \

Some films move an audience, some entertain an audience. Others, such as Drift, leave an audience wondering how so much money and effort can be expended on something so absolutely half-arsed. Following on from films this year about footy and cricket, Drift engages with another classic Australian pastime – surfing. In the 1970s, two brothers set up a surfing equipment business in the tiny West Australian town of Seacliffe, convincing their mum to knock up wetsuits on her old Singer. There’s probably quite a nice little tale in here, but it becomes clear the filmmakers have no idea how to tell it. Each scene feels disconnected from the next, so that nothing has any real consequence and the plot – stretched gossamer thin over two hours – never builds enough momentum to catch its first wave. The end result feels less like a movie and more like a lukewarm TV pilot for a SeaChange clone. The marine photography is unquestionably stunning, but the greatest entertainment here comes from pettily tutting about mystifying creative choices. Why, for example, is the lead actor 20 years older than the character he’s playing? (Are we to presume he’s spent too much time in the sun?) More importantly, how does bus driver Sam Worthington manage to play The Jezabels’ Endless Summer on his radio, when the track was recorded some 40 years after the film is set? \


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ocal teachers found a soulmate when Nilaja Sun performed her one-woman show based on New York’s toughest schools at last year’s Melbourne Festival. Our students don’t pass through metal detectors on the way to class but Australian teachers face many of the same challenges as Sun, a New York drama teacher who believes all educators should be valued. No Child … follows 17 characters, including underprivileged students and an idealistic drama teacher who wants them to produce and perform a play based on an Australian book about convicts and the First Fleet. It has received rave reviews for its honesty, realism and brilliant acting. Speaking on the eve of another visit to Melbourne to perform No Child … at St Kilda’s Theatre Works, Sun is perplexed that those working hard to educate our next generation must fight to have their efforts recognised. During last year’s visit, local teachers were in the middle of industrial action seeking better pay and conditions. As a drama teacher in a government system, she understood their concerns. “There were a lot of people who were saying or feeling that not only were they not being heard, they were also feeling like they weren’t being seen,” she says. “We all want to be seen.”

Frustrated by a never-ending funding battle, Sun uses her boundless energy to improve what she can as an individual. “At least you can change your own little world,” she says. When she’s not performing, Sun still teaches, mostly on 6-8-week contracts to produce a play or show in schools with underprivileged students. She urges new arts graduates to follow suit and do their bit. Many of Sun’s female students are conditioned to believe they will get pregnant and the males must spend time in jail to prove “they’re the man”. Some live in violent homes. “You need proper training to work with them, but where it’s heart-based training it’s possible to really get the best out of them,” she says. Raised in Manhattan and schooled in New York’s Catholic system, Sun, 38, wrote No Child … in 2004 after teaching drama for eight years. The show’s name comes from President George W. Bush’s 2001 No Child Left Behind law, which introduced standard education tests. In 2008, the Rudd federal government introduced its version in NAPLAN tests (National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy). Sun believes the tests force schools with precious little funding to teach

“I have two motivations in life: to perform characters that are invisible in this world and also to teach”

Letting in some

Sun shine Sun believes many critics of the teachers’ recent campaign can’t empathise with those who deal with troubled children, massive workloads and, in many cases, a lack of resources “with a brave smile”. “Most of us have had that one great teacher and so then when we talk about teachers being lazy or wanting too much, how can you justify that when we’ve all been raised by these wonderful angels in our school system?” When people are awed by how much energy goes into her show, Sun tells them: “You know that’s half of a day of most teachers. The energy you just saw is from breakfast to lunch. “I have two motivations in life: to perform characters that are invisible in this world and also to teach. There are so many gems in our public schools. There are so many beautiful, shining bright stars.” Sun is pleased that one of new Premier Denis Napthine’s first actions was to try to end the teachers’ dispute. In the US, government schools face a never-ending battle for arts funding. “Always, always, always, on the chopping block is the arts,” Sun says. Gains made from the arts are hard to quantify, which makes it difficult to justify funding, despite the important role creativity and drama play in giving students confidence.

students to pass the test at the expense of “extras” such as drama. “They don’t realise that if I’m teaching them how to speak and how to write and how to have the confidence to get up on stage, that helps them with their test,” she says. “You really can’t quantify the arts.” Similar concerns have been expressed here. Sun says governments must realise the importance of young people exploring their sense of self and identity. “I really feel like it’s up to a lot of arts teachers to really get into that space of ‘let’s explore the self’.” Sun does not modify her show for venues outside New York; she wants us to see what happens in her patch. Many of the problems faced such as poverty, violence, disengagement and lack of resources are universal. Gun violence is also so bad in New York that many students pass through metal detectors on the way to class. Sun must then teach them to trust her. “You’re trying to teach them to be artists and open their hearts when the world has taught them to shut their hearts down.” \

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Volkswagen Up fiVe-door What is it? The cheapest Volkswagen of all. What’s in it? A 55-kilowatt one-litre three-cylinder with a five-speed manual. is it thirsty? I used 5.7 litres per 100 km in the city, 4.3 in the country. The official combined figure is 4.9. Drive away


he Up is a surprising car. The best surprise is the economy, it’s brilliant. But the biggest surprise is that the Up doesn’t know it’s such a small car. Cars of this size can get a little wayward at freeway speeds, and quite noisy. Generally they’re not nice once out of the city. But at 100 km/h the Up is solid and no noisier than plenty of big cars. At 120, however, noise rises. You don’t want to go any faster. It rides surprisingly well for something of this size, but chuck it into a challenging corner and you quickly find its limits. It’s not as solid as VW’s Golf or even the Polo, and it’s easy to get understeer, where the front wheels skate ahead, something to think about if the road’s wet. The little three-cylinder is a valiant trier and ever enthusiastic, but its promises are beyond its abilities. You think you’re going hard until you realise all the other cars are still with you. And on There’s a the highway you need to be in the lot of bare right gear to overtake, and have metal in the and dry when you need solid go and a generous length of clear road. Decent hills require a down-shift. the revs aren’t right. cabin Not surprisingly, there’s no auto It will appeal to people who enjoy transmission available. Anyway, the driving. For everyone else it doesn’t Up is from Europe, where 80 per cent of make a lot of sense; it’s expensive and basic buyers choose manual. both in equipment and finish. There’s a lot of But it’s this very lack of power that makes bare metal in the cabin and few little niceties. the car such fun. You can wring its neck and By far the most annoying thing to me was the not break any laws. Note, however, the motor’s lack of centre console ventilation outlets. severe lack of torque, which leaves you high The seats are thin but not bad, the rear is

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‘‘I remember the first time we did it, Joanne teaching me how to drive manual on the rally,’’ she says. ‘‘That was quite fun. ‘‘One time we were trying to read a map, took a corner too sharp and ended up in a corn field, and another we were pitching a tent in the dark and accidentally pitched on a graveyard in the middle of the night, so you never know what’s going to happen.’’ The pair met in high school in 1993 and are celebrating 20 years of friendship. ‘‘We’ve been to America together about seven times,’’ Murrin says. ‘‘She is my partner in crime. When you are living in a car for a week, you want that one person with you who is going to keep you sane. ‘‘We’re really excited. I’ve made some great friends out of the rally and the really heartening thing is the company of other people who have battled and survived cancer or know someone who has. When someone’s car breaks down in a convoy, everyone pulls over to try to fix it together.’’ \ DANIEL PAPROTH

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odie Murrin reckons travelling more than 3000 kilometres across Australia is better than sitting in a waiting room. Five years ago, the St Kilda East resident was getting a regular check-up when doctors discovered she had cancerous cervical cells. She had an operation within a week — five years on, she is clear — but it was a wake-up call. Next month, she will embark on her third Shitbox Rally. ‘‘It’s very important for women to go get checked out,’’ she says. ‘‘My message to people is that it can turn into cancer if it goes untreated.’’ The Shitbox Rally, now in its fourth year, raises money for the Cancer Council and lives up to its name. Participants must buy a car for no more than $1000 — including registration and roadworthy — then raise a minimum of $4000. The car is decorated and driven across Australia for a week, before being auctioned at the destination. Murrin will drive a 1992 Ford Telstar with her friend Joanne Erskine. The route will take them from Adelaide to Uluru to Fremantle. ‘‘Being affected personally — and Joanne having lost loved ones — was our motivation to get on board and spread the word,’’ Murrin says. This will be the second time the two have done the rally, having first competed in 2011, from Brisbane to Darwin. Murrin hopes the pairing will ensure they make it to Fremantle in one piece.


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A plAce in history 36 teddington roAd, hAMpton, 3188


n a neat street, behind a trim garden, this house looks like it is a new weatherboard plantation revival residence. But behind the symmetrical facade of the double-storey house lies, or stands, a piece of our housing history. Settlement of Hampton began after 1879, when the railway to Sandringham was completed. Originally this trouble-wracked track went through St Kilda and crossed Punt Road on a viaduct to Windsor. Hampton was, and remains, the second-last stop on the Sandringham line. The area developed slowly. A few Victorian villas were built but most houses were weatherboard and differed, from the early days, and from their inner suburban equivalent. By the end of World War II, large areas of Hampton were still undeveloped. To overcome a 20-year housing shortage brought on by the Great Depression and war, the State Government, through the Housing Commission of Victoria, built enormous estates in our outer suburb. In a decade Hampton was transformed. Our subject started life as a HCV villa. Built in the 1940s and 1950s, these houses were designed to provide a hardy, maintenance-free structure rather than amenity: tonnes of concrete but only one power outlet per room. These days, this house has the best of both worlds. About 10 years ago it underwent a massive upgrade and extension. Walls were knocked out to provide bigger rooms. The house was extended at the rear and a second floor added. Steel window frames were replaced. Patterned jarrah flooring was laid over concrete and double power points proliferated. The new work was in frame and sheeted construction. Later the two disparate external finishes, face brickwork and sheeting, were clad with weatherboards. The exterior of the house was transformed and architectural unity brought increased insulation. The ground floor extensions gave the house a new, open kitchen as part of a long, wide living area – a room


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“A fantastic family residence with great scope for entertaining, indoors and out.”

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arrangement that couldn’t even be dreamed of in 1949. Here are a new laundry and a cloakroom. A cranked window wall gives on to a deck with a family-sized spa. A few steps down and a self-cleaning, heated swimming pool completes the picture of the New Australian backyard. The original house was built in the year of the Holden but had no garage. Its first occupants would only dream of owning a car. The bigger, brighter house now has a double garage and a double carport to allow for a car for most members of the family. Above the garage, a studio provides for artistic and/or noisy activities. The new second storey has five rooms. A double and three single bedrooms open off a central living room. The main bedroom has its own bathroom, a double shower and a double vanity. The family bathroom has a second spa. Front bedrooms open on to the full-width balcony that gives the house its plantation character. The two back bedrooms open on to a second balcony. This overlooks a neighbourhood that, full of new construction and not yet landscaped, gives the impression of being a new suburb, rather than one that is a century old. The house initially had a briquette heater. It is now centrally heated and the upper floor has evaporative cooling. Hampton is well served with open spaces. There are four attractive local parks within a dog’s walk away. There is also a group of local shops. Public primary and secondary schools are nearby, as are two private schools. If anything else is wanted, there is always Westfield Southland on the highway. A tour of the area will show how the HCV invasion has been dealt with by 50 years of prosperity. A few of its houses remain in varying degrees of disguise. \ NEIL CLEREHAN

Scott Hamilton – AGENT

Buxton \ 9598 8000

Price \ $1.39 million – $1.49 million

Auction \ May 11 at 2.30pm

Fast facts \ Two-storey plantation-style estate on 766 square metres in the heart of Hampton; timeless interiors including polished floorboards, timber architraves and fretwork and french doors; formal entertainment rooms and large open-plan family hub at the rear; granite benchtops and European appliances in the kitchen; main bedroom with en suite, walk-in wardrobes and private balcony; double garage and carport with studio space above overlooking self-cleaning pool and spa; central heating and cooling; automatic gates and security system; close to South Road, shops and the beach. Hampton \ 14kms from the city




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hamptOn \ 55 DaViD Street The statue of David is famed for its theoretically perfect male proportions. This new residence by Peter Wright Architects might claim the same in contemporary residential terms. Modernity is built into the bones and the house strikes a satisfying balance between big bedrooms, living areas and useable outdoor spaces. Faulkner and Chapman Landscape Designs did the low-maintenance gardens. The house has a 4000-litre water tank under the deck, Foxtel, internet and data cabling, ducted and zoned heating and cooling, surround sound and video security. All ground floor areas, except the laundry and powder room, have super-shiny spotted gum floorboards. Glass doors link the study with the front garden. The open-plan kitchen, dining and living area teams clean lines with light-reflecting surfaces such as white-stone benchtops, stainless-steel appliances and glossy cabinetry. Sliding open glass doors in the dining and living areas creates an indoor/outdoor circuit with the deck. The deck is semi-covered and runs the full width of the residence, so it’s suitable for significant-scale entertaining. Upstairs, the sitting room overlooks the street. The second and third bedrooms have built-in wardrobes. The main has a huge walk-in wardrobe and a double-vanity, double-shower en suite. \ KAY KEIGHERY






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Kay & Burton \ 9592 6522

Price \ $1.4 million +

ELWOOD \ 11 Vautier Street

Expressions of interest \ Closing May 7 at 5pm

agEnts’ chO i cE POSTCODE


Marshall White Albert Park 9822 9999 3




Buxton Brighton 9592 8000 3



280 Cecil Street, South Melbourne ................................................................. Price: $1.25 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 4 at 11.30am ................................................................. OFI Thur noon-12.30pm; Sat from 11am .................................................................

8 Kent Avenue, Brighton ................................................................. Price: $2.35 million - $2.55 million ................................................................. Private sale ................................................................. OFI Wed 10.30-11am .................................................................

This house offers stylishly renovated and sunny spaces, privacy and significant lifestyle attractions in every direction.

This low-maintenance house with three bedrooms and two bathrooms features a Miele kitchen, solar- and gas-heated tiled pool and video intercom.

Let's eat lunch @ GAS Eatery, 253 Coventry Streey Let's eat dinner @ O'Connell's, 407 Coventry Street Let's drink coffee @ Café Dre, 287 Coventry Street

Let's eat lunch @ Fox in the Box, 169 Martin Street Let's eat dinner @ Vivace, 317 Bay Street Let's drink coffee @ The Little Ox, 452 New Street

Chisholm & Gamon in conjunction with Gary Peer \ 9531 1245 Price \ $1.6 million – $1.8 million Auction \ May 4 at 12.30pm Surrounded by trees, this house with its cream facade and sweeping driveway is picture perfect. Ceilings with downlights soar high above a chessboard-tiled hallway. The gorgeous main bedroom sparkles thanks to a huge window, with sunlight gleaming off polished parquetry floors and one wall given over to built-in wardrobes. Two further bedrooms are both generous and are connected by a doorway, perfect for kids growing up together. The other half of the house comprises a succession of living spaces that flow into each other through folding, glass-panelled doors. A sitting room has a fabulous corner window, while the living room is bigger again. Doors in the dining room to the rear can be thrown open onto a paved terrace. Glass bricks and a skylight ensure the bright white bathroom positively glows, while an expansive kitchen has so much room you can fit a second dining table out here. \ STEPHEN A RUSSELL






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MIDDLE PARK \ 171 Ashworth street One block back from the beach, this bluestone-cobbled lane was originally intended for service purposes. The steady demand for a Middle Park address led to residential properties fronting up here towards the end of last century. Coddled in its finders-keepers embrace, this house by Studio 35 Architecture is a stunner. It’s a challenge to label the buyer demographic, as executives, families and downsizers are liable to fall for its contemporary charms. You’ll know you’re there when you see ‘’ONE 7 ONE’’ set into the cladding of the honed bluestone and metal alloy façade. The three ground floor bedrooms have polished concrete floors; the main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe, a large en suite and doors to a leafy courtyard. The second bedroom also has access to the courtyard and the third doubles as a office. There’s a clerestory ceiling over the floating timber staircase, so light floods down its well. Upstairs, the living hub offers a sprawling open-plan kitchen, dining, living and study area adjoining a terrace with city views and a balcony. Wide timber floorboards, polished stone surfaces, a white colour palette and window-walls without corner mullions unite to such bright effect one might need sunglasses. Glass fencing means the side balcony provides safe passage to the elevated, heated and mosaic-tiled lap pool. Plunging might prove irresistible. \ KAY KEIGHERY






Hocking Stuart \ 9690 5366

Price \ $2.5 million +

Auction \ May 4 at 11am



RT Edgar Brighton 9592 9299 22

360-364 New Street, Brighton ................................................................. Price: $4 million + ................................................................. Auction Thursday May 9 at 2pm ................................................................. OFI Wed, Sat 2-2.30pm .................................................................



Chisholm & Gamon 9531 1245 3



50/4 Seisman Place, Port Melbourne ................................................................. Price: POA ................................................................. EOI Tuesday May 7 at 3pm ................................................................. OFI As advertised .................................................................

Hodges \ 9596 1111

Price \ $1.15 million – $1.25 million

Auction \ May 4 at 1pm

Market gardens dominated land usage in this neck of Brighton in the mid-1800s. Now that the properties are prized for family living, its agricultural days are probably over. As shops and schools are nearby, walking presents a healthy alternative to driving. The short cul-de-sac means kids could play in the street. The big rear deck has seen lots of barbecues and there’s no reason why incomings shouldn’t continue the practice. An in-deck spa and above-ground pool enhance outdoor fun. The block measures about 700 square metres and the residence matches this largesse with five bedrooms; three living areas, two bathrooms, a dining room and home office. Three bedrooms (including main with built-in wardrobes and en suite) are at ground level and two share the second storey with a bathroom and retreat. The lounge and dining rooms are connected and the roomy open-plan kitchen, meals and family area is casually finished. Glass doors in the family area lead to the deck, spa, pool and backyard with shed and right of way. \ KAY KEIGHERY


This is one of the most exciting development opportunities that this prime location has seen with a massive corner block of 2774sqm (approx).

With uninterrupted panoramic views, this luxurious sub penthouse is perched high on the fifth floor of the much sought and tightly-held apartment group The Park.

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MIDDle PArK \ 98 CanterBury road

South Melbourne \ 254 Bank Street

This grand old Victorian terrace is a throwback to the days when formal living and dining areas were mandatory and features such as ceiling roses adorned the interior. A manicured garden, tessellated tiles and fine latticework framing the verandah set the scene for the grandeur inside, where renovations over the years have kept the house up to date. A marble fireplace is in the formal living and dining room. The elaborate ceiling rose and archway over the corridor are painted with colours sympathetic to the 1880s, when the house was built. The kitchen is the next room and from there a combined meals and casual living space. The deck is broken up with a single-car carport and storage area at the back. Upstairs, three bedrooms in the back half of the house share a bathroom. The large main bedroom has a huge walk-in wardrobe, en suite and a balcony overlooking the street below. Armstrong Street village is a short stroll away, and schools, shops and public transport are nearby. \ ELIZABETH ANILE



Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon \ 9864 5000 Auction \ May 4 at 10.30am

Price \ $1.1 million +

One of three Victorian terrace houses in a row, Campsie House has black cast iron lattice work that contrasts with its chalk-white facade. With street appeal in no short supply, what lies inside is equally impressive. Classic period elements are evident throughout, including intricate architrave moulds and leadlight windows. A formal lounge room has french doors opening onto a deep verandah and manicured front garden. Through a beautiful arched doorway, the formal dining room overlooks an enclosed courtyard; both areas have gorgeous fireplaces. A lightwell fills the open-plan kitchen, meals and sitting zone with natural light. A European laundry is discreetly positioned opposite the kitchen. A paved, north-facing rear courtyard is bordered by a lush, established garden. Rear right-of-way access provides off-street parking. Upstairs, two large bedrooms have open fireplaces; the main has private access to a beautiful balcony. \ DANIEL McCULLOCH



Greg Hocking Holdsworth \ 8644 5500




Price \ $2.5 million +

Auction \ May 4 at 12.30pm



AgentS’ cho I ce POSTCODE


Hodges Brighton 9596 1111 3




Chisholm & Gamon 9531 1245 5





RT Edgar Brighton 9592 9299 3





Kay & Burton Brighton 9592 6522 5



1 Maskell Street, Brighton ................................................................. Price: $1.1 million - $1.2 million ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 11 at 11am ................................................................. OFI Wed, Sat 11.30-noon .................................................................

13 Cyril Street, Elwood ................................................................. Price: $1.57 million - $1.65 million ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 18 at 1pm ................................................................. OFI As advertised .................................................................

318 Hampton Street, Hampton ................................................................. Price: $1.85 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 11 at 12.30pm ................................................................. OFI Wed, Sat noon-12.30pm .................................................................

183 Were Street, Brighton East ................................................................. Price: $2 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 4 at 12.30pm ................................................................. OFI Thur 12.30-1pm; Sat noon-12.30pm .................................................................

With a state-of-the-art renovation in a heart of Brighton cul-de-sac, this Victorian house is situated in perfectly-sized landscaped grounds in a location to love.

A picturesque, freestanding five-bedroom family house including a private parents' retreat. It has expansive period rooms and a low-maintenance garden.

This four-bedroom, two-bathroom house features formal and informal zones, entertainer's kitchen, hydronic heating and air conditioning in a great location.

In one of Brighton's prime pockets, this five-bedroom property with a north-facing entertainer's garden and pool features several living areas and a home cinema.

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Let's eat lunch @ Babble on Babylon, 85 Brighton Road Let's eat dinner @ The Grosvenor, 10 Brighton Road Let's drink coffee @ Spout CafĂŠ, 48 Glen Eira Road

Let's eat lunch @ Eclair, 275 Hampton Street Let's eat dinner @ Os Kitchen & Wine Bar, 531 Hampton Street Let's drink coffee @ Espresso Elements, 305 Hampton Street

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ELWOOD \ 4/55 Foam Street

Buxton \ 9536 7222

Price \ $430,000 – $470,000

BrightOn East \ 3 WelWyn avenue

Auction \ May 4 at 11am

Marshall White \ 9822 9999

Price \ $2.3 million +

Private sale

This contemporary apartment in leafy Elwood recently received a modern renovation, turning it from dated to delightful. The sleek beauty is tucked away at the back of the complex. The bathroom is at the front, followed by the open-plan meals, kitchen and living area, where there are polished timber floors, CaesarStone benchtops, a stainless-steel oven and modern white cabinetry. The backyard has been overhauled with the style of resort-chic. Green bamboo lines the perimeter; meanwhile a stained timber deck, which almost doubles the entertainment area is a winning feature at this inner-city sanctuary. Every centimetre of space has been used effectively by creating a small bar, which has been plumbed and has a sink and a barbecue. Inside, the bedroom looks out to the backyard and has a floor-to-ceiling wardrobe and shutter blinds. Elwood beach, Ormond Village and public transport are all close – the central location caps this off as an ideal apartment for singles or couples. \ ELIZABETH ANILE

When no expense is spared when delivering a residence of unparalleled luxury, the results are clear to see. Sleek Alucobond panels incorporated into the exterior of this bold, modern house underscore the level of quality products and finishes found inside. An impressive entrance hall leads past a well-equipped home theatre, powder room, laundry and study, before opening onto an expansive living, dining and family area. Bifold doors extend the space to include a paved, undercover outdoor kitchen and dining area. Marble benchtops and Miele appliances feature in the main kitchen. While each of the four bedrooms has walk-in wardrobes and marble en suites, the sole ground-floor bedroom epitomises absolute opulence. Here, a free-standing Decina spa bath overlooks the fountain cascading into a vivid blue swimming pool. On the first-floor, the landing provides a study nook and three bedrooms are beautifully appointed. The main has a free-standing bath, as well as twin balconies overlooking the quiet street. \ DANIEL McCULLOCH












hat a finish we saw to the market leading up to Easter. It was strong on all fronts – stock levels, bidder demand and clearance rates. The clearance rate on March 23 was 70 per cent – and that on a record number of auctions. The bidder-per-auction rate was up at 2.3 – capping a consistently strong run since the beginning of the year. So, a great start to the year if you are looking for a market of choice to buy in and/or a market with buyers to sell in. The big question was whether it would continue after Easter. For the first week after the Easter break, auction stock numbers were down to about a third of what we have been experiencing pre-Easter and also about half of what we will see for the next three weeks (100 $1 million-plus auctions each weekend in bayside and inner east). Overall stock quality was also more B-grade than A-grade. That’s because not too many good houses start their selling campaigns between Good Friday and Easter Sunday. So the 63 per cent James $1 million-plus clearance rate suggested it was steady as she goes, albeit on smaller numbers

and perhaps not a representative sample. In terms of bidder demand, our bidder-per-auction rate, Bidderman, was up at 1.9, with half of auctions having two or three bidders, and only 10 per cent with more than four bidders. At all price levels, the market does feel like it has a bit more steam now. In Hawthorn for instance, two properties have sold for near their full asking price: 149 Rathmines Road, Hawthorn East, for $1,649,000, and 137 Robinson Road, Hawthorn, for $1,536,000 (both Michael Hingston, Jellis Craig). Both were period houses but they were not perfect. This shows the market is not too discerning, and that some buyers seem keen to get into the market no matter the price. Bayside bidding (four bidders) was keen for the 100-year-old house at 43 Willis Street, on a huge block of 1365 square metres on Hampton Hill, taking the sale price to $2.55 million (Rowan Thompson, of RT Edgar). In Toorak, a Mediterranean-style two-bedroom townhouse at 4a Bellaire Court (Justin Long, Marshall White) attracted 60 onlookers, with five serious bidders, selling under the hammer for $1.463 million. The $3 million-plus market is certainly running strongly, with some vigorous competition at boardroom auctions at



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this level, as well as at private sales and expressions of interest. The auctions of three unrenovated houses in St Vincent Place, Albert Park, have been particularly interesting in terms of results at this level. The houses, which once belonged to the Catholic Church, were auctioned one after the other in consecutive weeks. The first two had five bidders. Given that four bidders missed out each time, that means there are several people still with money in their pockets. The auctions were also interesting in terms of strategy. We think the way Michael Szulc (Geoff Cayzer) managed this was a stroke of brilliance. Given that the houses were always going to be bought by different

parties, Szulc seems to have figured that holding the auctions one week after another would give the “losers” time to regroup. The middle property was regarded as the cream and it went first for $4.3 million. The one to its east sold for $3.97 million, again with five bidders. The auction of No. 77, regarded as the weakest, was last. In 2008, all three properties sold in the same unrenovated state for just over $10 million. Presuming the third has sold in the mid-$3 millions, the increase in price would have been about 20 per cent. The winning bidders could each face a renovation bill of between $2 million and $3 million. Another result in the $3 million-plus range was for the contemporary house at 27 Spring Road, Malvern. In front of a crowd of about 75, auctioneer Jack Bongiorno (Marshall White) played off two bidders to take the opening bid of $3.75 million to a pass-in price of $3,965,000. The property was bought soon after for an undisclosed amount – the same as its sale price two years ago. \ Mal James Principal Buyer Advocate 0408 107 988 \ 9804 3133 We Only Buy Homes may 1, 2013 \ The weekly review 33

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Beachfront Living in St Tropez Prime beachfront living and set over three levels, this sublime brand new beach residence, suitably named ‘St Tropez’, offers unsurpassed and panoramic views of the bay and has been comprehensively appointed with formal living opening to private rear garden with pool, kitchen with Bosch appliances and stone benchtops, informal meals and living area opening to elevated outdoor entertainment haven, rooftop terrace, three bedrooms, main opening onto private balcony, two bathrooms, lift access, two powder rooms, study, laundry, heating and cooling, two car garage and storage. VIEW Wednesday 12 - 12.30pm, Saturday 3.30 - 4pm

CALL Alex Schiavo Gary Jan

0419 239 549 0418 117 272

901/65 Beach Street Port Melbourne

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Thursday 23rd May at 5pm

Perfect Penthouse on the Beach Located opposite the Beach and moments from Bay Street, this Penthouse in the Nautica Apartments boasts 360 degree views over Port Phillip Bay and the Melbourne CBD. Comprises of several living zones, Gaggenau kitchen with marble benchtops, four bedrooms – main with en suite and dressing zone, two large entertaining terraces plus a rooftop terrace. Features; direct lift access, laundry, heating and cooling, two secure storage areas and parking for four cars. VIEW Wednesday 2 - 2.30pm & 6 - 6.30pm

CALL Alex Schiavo Ross Savas

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11-17 Williams Road Mount Eliza

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HENDRA The revered estate of Sir Edgar Coles, Hendra , Circa 1938, is one of the Mornington Peninsula’s most prestigious land holdings and represents a once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire a Melbourne icon. Set on 17,184m²/4,25 acres, approx, across three titles the property features bay views, a stunning glass walled pool, a championship tennis court with a pavilion, up to seven bedrooms, six bathrooms, and garaging for five cars. VIEW By Appointment

CALL Ian Jackson 0419 593 663 Andrew Hines 0400 630 630 Conjunctional Agent Aqua Real Estate Mount Eliza Michelle Skoglund 0416 119 444 Kent Skoglund 0408 508 733

55 David Street Hampton

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Tuesday 7th May at 5pm

338 Montague Street Albert Park

AUCTION Sunday 5th May at 12noon

An Imposing Home of Quality and Style Set in the heart of Hampton and over two levels, this executive residence boasts open plan living leading to an outdoor entertainment area. Smeg kitchen with stone benchtops, glass splashbacks and butler’s pantry. Three large bedrooms, main with en suite and walk-in wardrobe. Study with direct access to the front garden area. Second level retreat area. Powder room, ducted heating and cooling, electric gates, security system and internal access from the double garage. VIEW Wednesday 1 - 1.30pm

‘Arundel’ – Beautifully Renovated Victorian Terrace with Charm Superbly located in the heart of Albert Park Village is this delightful single fronted Victorian Terrace home beautifully renovated and restored throughout from top to bottom with an extremely attractive facade. Offers entry hallway, open plan living and dining opening onto courtyard perfect for entertaining, Miele stone kitchen, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, ample storage, spotted gum feature boards, stairs and double garage from right of way. VIEW Wednesday 5 - 5.30pm & 5 - 5.30pm

CALL Gary Jan Alex Schiavo

0418 117 272 0419 239 549

CALL Gary Ormrod Alex Schiavo

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1/10 Dudley Street Brighton

EXECUTORS AUCTION Saturday 18th May at 11am

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Affordable Golden Mile - Executors Auction The drawcards to this quintessential Villa are many from the Golden Mile address to the wide street frontage and signiďŹ cant 358m²/3845sqft block (approx), incorporating a private courtyard, a lush street-facing garden on title and a remote tandem garage. The generously proportioned interior with classically attractive formal living and dining rooms, a contemporary kitchen/meals area and threebedroom, two-bathroom accommodation is enhanced by the exceptional beachside address. VIEW Thursday 2.45 - 3.15pm, Saturday 1.30 - 2pm

CALL Justin Follett David Curtis

0405 996 822 0417 122 352

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BRIGHTON 15 North Road An exclusive Golden Mile opportunity awaits, a few doors from the beach on 1432sqm/ 15,400 sq ft (approx) with a 21m/70ft frontage (approx). Spectacular address is home to a luxury renovated house, tennis court, and pool. A sense of grandeur and spaciousness are on show in a series of living zones, magnificent marble kitchen, 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms & 2 powder rooms. Features including zoned hydronic heating, oak floors and excellent privacy. Outdoor living is exceptional, with sun decks, pool, spa, and cabana. Perfect address for world-class living or your new vision (STCA).


Saturday 11th May at 3.30pm


Thursday 2.15-2.45pm & Saturday 4.30-5pm




Barb Gregory 0419 568 370 Dean Gilbert 0418 994 939



312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999



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ST KILDA WEST 49 York Street Without doubt one of St Kilda West´s most rewarding opportunities in years, this evocative four-five bedroom, two bathroom Federation era residence presents hugely rewarding possibilities for adding contemporary spaces to classical dimensions on some 738sqm (approx.) two blocks from the beach.


Saturday 11th May at 1.30pm


Thursday 6-6.30pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm




Michael Paproth 0488 300 800 Adrian Wood 0404 861 508



119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999



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ALBERT PARK 168 Kerferd Road Creating a wonderful first impression of beauty & space, this extended Victorian is brilliantly situated near Victoria Ave & the beach. A charming façade & arched hall introduce 2 bedrooms & bathroom, while upstairs a 3rd bedroom with en-suite enjoys its own loft style zone. Captivating living room with Jetmaster gas-fire & kitchen/dining area featuring European appliances & 2nd Jetmaster opens to a north facing courtyard with garage access from Lt Page St. Split system heating/cooling. Land 260sqm(approx)


Saturday 11th May at 2.30pm


Thursday 1-1.30pm & 6-6.30pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm




Simon Gowling 0422 234 644 Lisa Jarrett 0408 053 623



119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999



BLACK ROCK 44a First Street Cutting-edge excellence makes this new 42sq, 4-bedroom home a dream come true! 3 streamlined living zones, fantastic design features in every room, 2-oven Miele kitchen and a butler´s pantry, a swimming pool and outdoor marble entertaining kitchen. Keyless entry, video intercom entry, spotted gum floors, sun-soaked and full of the very best features for easy-care living. Impressive location is an easy walk to the beach, parkland, schools, cafes and shops.


Saturday 11th May at 11am


Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 2-2.30pm




Robin Parker 0409 336 282 Rob Strickland 0437 076 069



312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999



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BRIGHTON 1 Crowther Place Brilliant cul de sac address near the beach and Bay St is home to a clinker-brick classic with updated style, space and a fine future. This is a desirable low-traffic address for families, with up to 4 living spaces zoned over 2 spacious levels, 3-4 bedrooms, and 2 newly renovated bathrooms. North-facing garden, polished timber floors, A/C units, and intercom entry. It´s an easy walk to Church St, Firbank and Brighton Grammar, the bay is close by, and there´s prized courtside land of 618 sqm (approx). Don´t miss it.


Saturday 18th May at 12.30pm


Thursday 12.45-1.15pm & Saturday 12.30-1pm




Gerry Gordon 0418 144 000 Kate Strickland 0400 125 946



312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999



BRIGHTON 15 Wallace Grove An exclusive address and an exceptional home can be yours, on 919sqm (approx) near the beach, schools and Church St. Timeless grandeur and a sense of space make this magnificent. 4 bedrooms, a study, lounge and dining rooms, a large family room, and an upstairs living zone are at the heart of this quality residence. Superior fitout in every room, the luxury of large land that adds to the grandeur, and a north-facing garden and terrace. Low-traffic cul de sac only a short stroll away from train stations, cafes, and the bay.


Saturday 11th May at 1.30pm


Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 2-2.30pm




Barb Gregory 0419 568 370 Ian Whiteside 0419 591 761



312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999



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BRIGHTON 19 Yuille Street Superior design and first class construction are at the heart of this magnificent 3-level home. Sumptuous and beautifully appointed with 3 living zones, 3-4 bedrooms, 3 luxurious bathrooms, large library/study, Gaggenau gourmet kitchen, and a series of relaxing garden spaces. Prestige fitout, a lift to all levels, basement garage and storage areas, limed floors, and timeless architectural innovation. Close to the beach, around the corner from Were St´s shops and cafes, and an easy walk to Brighton Beach station and many schools. Land: 748sqm (approx.)


Saturday 18th May at 11.30am


Thursday 12.45-1.15pm & Saturday 2.30-3pm




Barb Gregory 0419 568 370 Ian Whiteside 0419 591 761



312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

HAMPTON EAST 2 Daff Avenue State-of-the-art quality and everything families need is here. Excellent revival reveals zoned living, 4 bedrooms, deluxe kitchen and bathrooms, lots of outdoor living and play space, and a prestige well-designed fitout. Downstairs parents´ retreat, Caesarstone and Blum fitout in the impressive kitchen, large deck and lots of play space, and sleek attention to detail can be yours. Just move in, the hard work´s been done. A wonderful home with parks, schools, shops and public transport are all a short walk away.


Saturday 4th May at 11.30am


Thursday 12.45-1.15pm & Saturday from 11am




Robin Parker 0409 336 282 Rob Strickland 0437 076 069



312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999



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BRIGHTON EAST 32 Comer Street Pristine, 3 doors from Brighton Golf Course and close to schools, this classic 1960s home is ready for ultraconvenient living on 690sqm approx. It´s time to make the most of the open-plan design, 3 bedrooms, self-contained 4th bedroom/teen zone, and huge Hawthorn brick doubleheight garage. Come and see why this should be your new address. Easy stroll to Hampton St and Were St cafes and shops, near Dendy Park and public transport, and close to Haileybury, St Leonard´s and Brighton Secondary College.


Saturday 18th May at 10.30am


Thursday 3-3.30pm & Saturday 11.45-12.15pm




Rob Strickland 0437 076 069 Kate Strickland 0400 125 946



312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999



ELWOOD 44a Shelley Street Spectacular from every angle, set over three levels. From the well appointed three bedrooms and a study, to the spacious living area and European Pininfarina designed kitchen, with a full range of appliances including coffee machine and wine fridge. The stunning terrace and roof top deck offer magnificent entertaining and vistas. Other features include two luxury bathrooms, a separate powder room, double glazed windows and double garage. Stroll to the beach, foreshore, parklands and Ormond Village cafes and restaurants. This is the ultimate Elwood lifestyle opportunity.


Saturday 18th May at 1.30pm


Thursday 12.45-1.15pm & Saturday 1.30-2pm




Mark Bury 0450 096 137 Peter Kakos 0418 123 993



312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999



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HAMPTON 4 Hamel Street State-of-the-art renovation is one of the very best you could wish for! 4-5 bedroom Californian bungalow metres from Hampton St reveals contemporary excellence, prestige fitout, and a deluxe design. Fantastic large family room, stone and steel Miele kitchen, generous designer garden with a large deck, hydronic heating, designer light fittings, and a long list of first-class features. Central address with shops and cafes around the corner, schools a few blocks away, and trains and the beach close by.


Saturday 11th May at 11.30am


Thursday 1.30-2pm & Saturday 12.30-1pm




Rob Strickland 0437 076 069 Kate Strickland 0400 125 946



312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999



HAMPTON 40 David Street Hampton has it all for families, and this large feature-packed home has everything your family has been looking for. There´s three generous living zones, four bedrooms and a study, impressive outdoor living with a heated pool, kitchen and, big undercover area, and quality features in every room. Secure and stylish design on 663 sqm (approx), metres from Thomas St Reserve´s adventure playground. Easy walk to your favorite cafes and shops in nearby Hampton St, train station, and many leading schools.


Saturday 11th May at 1.30pm


Thursday 2.15-2.45pm & Saturday 1.15-1.45pm




Rob Strickland 0437 076 069 Kate Strickland 0400 125 946



312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999



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9593 6222 18 Belford Street, St Kilda 3182

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Brighton 20 Cole Street Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

Sat 11th May at 1pm Contact Agent Wed & Sat at 2.00-2.30pm 251 Bay Street Brighton 9596 1111 Campbell Cooney 0418 337 055 Simone Chin 0403 857 266

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5 Mortgagee Auction - A Golden Opportunity A breathtaking renovation blends perfectly with the grand scale of this magnificent family home on 973.6 m2/ 10,476 sq ft approx in Brighton´s Golden Mile only 8 doors from the foreshore. With outstanding contemporary refinements, it offers wonderful family living with a fully tiled pool. It includes formal



living and dining, an English style conservatory of immense proportion, epicurean kitchen with butler’s pantry, sumptuous bathrooms, attic with bay/city views, cellar plus covered alfresco entertaining/dining terrace.

Brighton East 63 Glencairn Avenue Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

Sat 18th May at 1pm Contact Agent Wed & Sat at 12.30-1.00pm 251 Bay Street Brighton 9596 1111 Sam Paynter 0413 531 888 Mark Eddy 0408 198 308

3 Develop or Build the Dream Home ( STCA) Bordering Dendy Golf Course. Prestigious land in a privileged position creates exhilarating possibilities and none more so than this huge 1,318sqm (14,186sqft) approx property that’s magnificently positioned with its rear garden abutting Brighton Golf Course. In a prized location with stunning, uninterrupted



views of the golf course, the opportunity presents to replace the existing home with a new residence of significant stature or multiple new residences STCA. With a 30.5m (100ft) approx street frontage, the potential is enormous.

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Sandringham 56 Abbott Street Private Sale Price From $750,000 Inspect As advertised or by appointment Office 10 Bay Road Sandringham 9598 1111 Contact Ben Smaczny 0408 070 863 James Paynter 0418 390 133

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2/3 Beach House Sandringham Capture the very best of beachside living in the premier Bayside suburb of Sandringham with superbly designed 2 & 3 bedroom terrace homes, set among established gardens beneath the majestic green canopy of an ancient African Olive tree. Designed by eminent Melbourne architectural firm, award-



winning Bruce Henderson architect, “Beach House� invites you to experience the perfect blend of chic contemporary living with an exceptional outdoor lifestyle. Enjoy airy open-plan living filled with the warm ambience of natural light.

Brighton 1 Maskell Street Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

Sat 11th May at 11am Contact Agent Wed & Sat at 11.30-12noon 251 Bay Street Brighton 9596 1111 Julian Augustini 0418 558 408 Romana Preston 0401 066 909

3 State-of-the-art renovation in a quiet cul-de-sac Showcasing an expert renovation in a secluded cul-de-sac location, this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom Victorian opens up beyond an iron-lacework façade to offer soaring vaulted-ceilinged living with a Bosch, Miele & CaesarStone kitchen, slick stone-finish bathrooms, plantation shutters & Emporite cabinetry including a

Brighton 3/58 William Street Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

Sat 11th May at 11am Contact Agent Wed at 12.15-12.45pm, Sat as advertised 251 Bay Street Brighton 9596 1111 Jason Gill 0411 801 831 Kate Schuster 0410 587 286

study nook. Heated, air-con´d & alarmed in perfectly-sized landscaped grounds, this is a hidden treasure in a location to love - a stroll to Bay St & Church St, a walk to schools (& a short cut to Brighton PS) & a dash to the station.

5 5 beds, 3 baths, 3 zones, 1 unique apartment Take your family to new heights! Offering unique 5 bedroom & study nook, 3 bathroom, 3 level accommodation, this unique apartment is a family home in the sky with principal living with bi-folds to a balcony, a soaring top floor zone & a flexible basement room all with lift access. With a Miele & C´Stone




kitchen & double ensuite, this heated & air-con´d apartment has an intercom, alarm & double basement garaging. With the Primary School & park almost at the door, this is a new way to look at family life with a treetop outlook!

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Brighton 7 Young Street Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

Sat 4th May at 12noon $1.6M - $1.75M Wed at 2.45-3.15pm, Sat from 11.30am 251 Bay Street Brighton 9596 1111 Campbell Cooney 0418 337 055 Simone Chin 0403 857 266

3+ Exceptional New Home Site in Middle Brighton The land of your dreams between the schools and the bay. On the edge of the school precinct, nestled between Church Street and the Golden Mile, this approx 683.7m2/ 7356.7sqft site with a deep northerly rear is perfect for a new home or townhouse development - subject to Council approval. With an existing 3/4

Brighton East 40 Baird Street Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

Sat 11th May at 1pm Contact Agent Wed at 1.00-1.30pm, Sat as advertised 251 Bay Street Brighton 9596 1111 Jason Gill 0411 801 831 Kate Schuster 0410 587 286

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bedroom period home with carport & garage, there´s even the possibility of tenants paying you whilst making plans.

4+ Leading-edge design by the Course Cornering Were St in the Course precinct, this 4 bedroom & study, 3 bathroom home has formal living stepping out to a walled garden, casual living stretching along north facing poolside grounds & a 1st flr retreat overlooking it all. With a sun filled master domain with study/retreat, this heated, air-con´d &




alarmed home stars a CaesarStone & Smeg kitchen with butler´s pantry, luxe stone finish bathrooms & grey stained Jarrah floors. All in a lush tropical landscape with double auto garage, al fresco room, spa, pool & pavilion.


Brighton East 8 Farmer Street Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

Sat 4th May at 1pm $1.15M - $1.25M Wed at 2.00-2.30pm, Sat from 12.30pm 251 Bay Street Brighton 9596 1111 Julian Augustini 0418 558 408 Romana Preston 0401 066 909

5+ Large family home in a coveted school precinct cul-de-sac Set on the sunny side of a coveted cul-de-sac with rear ROW to St Leonards College, this 5 bedroom & study, 3 bathroom home is traditionally configured with a grnd-flr master-suite, 1st-flr kids´ quarters with retreat & the perfect blend of formal & family living spaces. With a classic timber kitchen, this heated, cooled

Hampton 5 St. Kilian Street Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

Sat 11th May at 12.30pm Contact Agent Wed at 5.00-6.00pm, Sat as advertised 10 Bay Road Sandringham 9598 1111 Stephen Wigley 0411 115 736 Angus Graham 0401 505 259


& alarmed home has tank-watered gardens with an in-deck spa & decked-in above-ground pool. This is a fantastic family package in this prized school-precinct cul-de-sac position.

4/5 Grand original revived for a modern family Revived and virtually rebuilt, this grand 4 bedroom & study, 4+ bathroom home offers bay-windowed formal and pool-view family zones, a 1st-floor lounge and al fresco area with BBQ kitchen. With a ground-floor master-suite, a Miele kitchen and fully-tiled bathrooms, this state-of-the-art home features




natural stone benchtops, hydronic heating, ducted air-con, intercom, alarm and gas-fire. On around 659sqm with autogated carport, there´s a glass-fenced heated pool, reticulated gardens and a premier beachside of Hampton Street address.

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Sandringham 6 Rose Street Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

2 This Rose is ready to Bloom! It´s time for this Rose to blossom! With a wide 18.3m/60ft frontage and widespread land of 780sqm/8400sqft, this 2 BR period home flourishes with potential. See through a grand renovation with gracious lounge and dining rooms and glorious detail...or bring your grand design and build a dream home (or 2

Sat 4th May at 2pm $975K - $1.05M Wed at 12.30-1.00pm, Sat from 1.30pm 10 Bay Road Sandringham 9598 1111 Greg Downes 0413 592 905 Julian Augustini 0418 558 408



- STCA). Whatever the future holds, with Sandringham House just around the corner, the bay, Village and station within easy reach and some of Sandringham´s finest renovations and new homes all around, opportunity has never smelt so sweet!

Auction Saturday

Beaumaris 30 Beach Road Auction Price Inspect Office Contact




Sat 4th May at 3.30pm 1.3M - 1.5M Wed at 11.30-12noon, Sat 3.00-3.30pm 12 East Concourse 9589 6077 Craig Cox 0432 446 622 Jason Swift 0417 055 702

A grand block with great expectations A corner block with the beach across the road, what a package! Features zoned living areas & outstanding water views. Moments from transport, cafes & the best schools, this desirable property is sure to create plenty of interest. Don’t miss this outstanding opportunity.

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Black Rock 29 Arkaringa Crescent Auction Price Inspect Office Contact




Sat 18th May at 11am $1.05M - $1.15M Wed & Sat at 12.45-1.15pm 12 East Concourse 9589 6077 Garry Murphy 0418 597 241 Errol Driver 0418 342 570

Deco delight with endless potential and options Close to the beach & shops, this character enriched 3BR + study Art Deco home presents an exciting opportunity for families wishing to renovate, extend or rebuild (STCA). Set on approx 690sqm with north facing rear gardens incl a heated pool, cabana/bungalow.


Black Rock 1/33 Bayview Crescent Auction Price Inspect Office Contact




Brighton 33 Durrant Street Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

Sat 18th May at 2pm $470K - $520K Wed at 1.30-2.00pm, Sat as advertised 10 Bay Road 9598 1111 James Paynter 0418 390 133 Sarah Sharp 0411 750 700

Golden Triangle living by the Bay ´Golden Triangle´ lifestyle, a walk to the village or beach, for winding-down in comfort or making it your great start - just add some TLC. With a sunny n/w courtyard, bright kitchen with meals, open lounge & dining room, robed bedrooms, duct heating & security doors, all beyond a private garden.




Sat 4th May at 12noon $1.2M - $1.32M Wed at 11.45-12.15pm, Sat from 11.30am 251 Bay Street 9596 1111 Russ Enticott 0431 526 636 Julian Augustini 0418 558 408

Period-perfect & perfectly located Between Bay St & Brighton PS, this enchanting 3 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom Edwardian features a gracious lounge, vast dining & northerly indoor/outdoor living with a study nook, Euro app & C´Stone kitchen, a spa-bathroom plus powder-room & prestige extras including a heated pool.


Brighton 2/5 Tennyson Street Auction Price Inspect Office Contact




Sat 4th May at 11am $1.6M - $1.7M Wed at 2.45-3.15pm, Sat from 10.30am 251 Bay Street 9596 1111 Russ Enticott 0431 526 636 Ben Smaczny 0408 070 863

“Villa Bianco” Pure prestige by the Bay “Villa Bianco” offers the ultimate indoor/outdoor beachside lifestyle. This home offers a vast window-walled parquetry-floored living zone incorporating a Stone & Ilve kitchen, and absolute quality throughout.

Brighton East 30 Ferguson Street Auction Price Inspect Office Contact




Sat 18th May at 2pm Contact Agent Wed & Sat at 11.00-11.30am 251 Bay Street 9596 1111 Russ Enticott 0431 526 636 Julian Augustini 0418 558 408

4 beds, 2 baths, 2 zones ...& designer style! Designed around a central atrium, this family-wise home is a real surprise package with 2 living areas overlooking deep rear gardens, a state-of-the-art Asko kitchen. Optioned up with BIR’s, fans, surround-sound, d/heating, alarm & attic-storage...& beach side of the highway.

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Brighton East 14 Heathfield Road Auction Price Inspect Office Contact




Hampton 72a David Street Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

Sat 18th May at 2pm $900K - $990K Wed & Sat 11.00-11.30am 251 Bay Street 9596 1111 Sam Paynter 0413 531 888 Andrew Boyce 0418 312 473




Sat 4th May at 11am Contact Agent Wed at 5.30-6.00pm, Sat from 10.30am 10 Bay Road 9598 1111 Warrick Findlay 0418 330 431 Julian Augustini 0418 558 408

Fabulous Family Space, Location & Lifestyle Only moments from St Leonards College and Hampton Street shopping, this 4 bedroom family home offers generous formal and informal living areas, zoned children’s bedrooms and an alfresco entertaining terrace under a deep pergola plus the opportunity to renovate over time.

State-of the-art update meets park lifestyle! Standing alone in easy-care gardens, this cent-heated 2 bedroom brick home stars a Kashmir granite & La Germania kitchen, a fully-tiled bathroom beside the garden-access master & extras including split-sys air-con, auto-shuttered highlight windows, intercom & tall auto-garage.

Hampton 5 Highett Road

Sandringham 10 Kirkwood Avenue

Auction Price Inspect Office Contact




Sat 18th May at 12 noon $900K - $990K Wed at 6.00-6.30pm, Sat at 12.30-1.00pm 10 Bay Road 9598 1111 Greg Downes 0413 592 905 Russ Enticott 0431 526 636

Coastal cool with northern exposure Standing free and clear just blocks from the bay this up to 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom town-residence has living/dining wrapped by northerly decking, master-suite with retreat-sized balcony, Bosch and Ceaserstone kitchen and every extra including double auto-garage.

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Auction Price Inspect Office Contact




Sat 11th May at 1pm Contact Agent Wed at 12.00-12.30pm, Sat as advertised 10 Bay Road 9598 1111 James Paynter 0418 390 133 Sarah Sharp 0411 750 700

Lovely family home in a coveted locale Stately rooms enhance a modern family lifestyle within this impeccably presented home in one of Sandringham´s best streets with formal lounge and dining, 3 bedrooms and a central kitchen and family room, then out for outdoor entertaining on a big deck within an established garden.


Middle Park 98 Canterbury Road

Sensational Victorian With Contemporary Edge Offering A Coveted Lifestyle


This exceptional terrace residence and its environs form a compelling lifestyle combination located at the heart of Armstrong Street Village, the Albert Park Lake precinct, the light rail services to the city and St Kilda, and the recreation options of the beach. Its elegant formal sitting and dining rooms, each featuring marble fire places, are complemented by a separate, spacious kitchen with granite bench tops and a luxuriously large living/dining area opening to an alluring decked backdrop. Upstairs, a majestic main bedroom with walk-in robes, evocative balcony and a fabulous, freshly renovated, architect designed ensuite is matched by three further bedrooms, each beautifully generous, and a central bathroom, also defined by signature contemporary style. Every room is large, each space captures the light. To the rear, a large secure storage/work shed and carport precede convenient access to Canterbury Place. Walk to the village in a minute - or less. Land 332 sq m approx.





Contact agent


Wednesday 5:00pm - 5:30pm Saturday 12:00pm - 12:30pm

PPTY WEB CONTACT Greg Hocking John Holdsworth

Albert Park 93 Richardson Street


Port Melbourne 131 Pickles Street

0418 329 961 0417 318 271

AUCTION 18 May 1.30pm


Classic Victorian Position And Potential On Land 317 Sqm (Approx.) A rare & heady mix combining one of the district´s most prized locations with the opportunity to renovate/extend (STCA). Nestled amongst the beach, lake & Village, this light filled freestanding home of 7 main rooms with a north facing rear garden at present offers : 3 dble bdrms, large living room, central bathroom, sep powder room, family room, adjacent dining room & kitchen. Note: LUG, access from Merton Pl. Albert Park

8644 5500

Picture Perfect With Urban Attitude





Contact Agent


Wednesday 12:00pm - 12:30pm Saturday 2:00pm - 2:30pm

PPTY WEB CONTACT Greg Hocking Brett Hallam

0418 329 961 0418 318 283

The picturesque façade of this period gem gives little clue as to the stunningly updated interior that lies within. It´s drop-dead gorgeous with sleek open-plan living/dining, fully equipped kitchen, two bedrooms (BIRs), bathroom, covered deck, alfresco area/car space with ROW access, floorboards, air conditioner, ducted heating, fireplace & Euro laundry. Close to Albert Park, trams, beach, parks & the great shops & cafes in Bay Street.





$740,000 - $780,000


Wednesday 6:00 - 6:30pm Saturday & Sunday as advertised

PPTY WEB CONTACT Warwick Gardiner 0438 308 555 Lucinda Catchlove 0412 931 933 may 1, 2013 \ The weekly review 57

Port Melbourne 408/216 Rouse Street City to Sea With Luxury In-between With stunning city and beach views, this apartment offers 3 bedrooms with robes and additional study with stunning central bathroom with bath and shower. Master bedroom contains WIR complete with ensuite. The family sized kitchen offers AEG appliances with combination of stone, stainless steel with plenty of storage. Separate laundry and powder room. Includes 2 storage facilities and 2 car parks. An amazing place to call home.

Auction Price Inspect Mel Ref Contact Office

Sat 4 May 11.30am POA Wed 5.30-6pm & Sat 11-11.30am 57 B3 Ross Hams 0410 160 151 Karl Gillon 0411 746 746 Albert Park 9699 5155 3+


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Auction this Saturday

Brighton 125 Cochrane Street Lifestyle luxury in a premier location Beyond formal, family, first floor & al fresco areas, this classic 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom home has Stone b´tops, polished timber floors & every luxury (including double garage ) plus family extras (including storeroom, surroundsound & multiple dual vanities) near the Kinder, schools & Martin St Village!

Auction Price Inspect Contact Office

Sat 4 May 11.00am $1,600,000 - $1,760,000 Wed 12.30-1pm & Sat 10.30-11am David Hart 0417 541 933 Halli Moore 0403 777 661 Brighton 9592 8000 5



Executors’ Sale

Brighton 52 Cole Street Original period home adjacent Golden Mile A superior home of the 1920s, this substantial 3 bedroom solid-brick residence superbly situated adjacent the Golden Mile is perhaps Brighton´s greatest renovation opportunity today. Rich with period detail & featuring grand formal rooms, a well-positioned kitchen beside a central sitting-room & an updated bathroom beside the 3rd bedroom, the home is ideally suited to extend into around 7,590sqft/705sqm grounds. Heated & cooled with a brick garage & the bay in sight from the driveway, this is a renovation opportunity of rare ease & grace.

Auction Price Inspect Contact Office

Sat 18 May 12.30pm $1,700,000 - $1,900,000 Wed 11-11.30am Stefan Whiting 0411 473 153 Leigh Hallamore 0418 310 724 Brighton 9592 8000 3


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Brighton 1 & 2/16-18 Collins Street Luxury Apartments on Collins Street Uniquely located in the quiet residential environment of Collins Street, this boutique development of 5 now has for release the remaining 2 ground floor apartments. These 18 + square apartments by James Rigney Architect include 2 double bedrooms, each with large ensuite, executive study and very spacious kitchen/family room spaces. Features include stone benches, timber veneer cabinetry and natural stone flooring. Basement parking for 2 cars with l/u storage and lift access. Secure on 5% deposit.

Private Sale Contact Regina Schmidt 0438 659 128 Brian Devlin 0419 395 241 Office Brighton 9592 8000 3



Brighton 1/2 Dendy Street Boutique beachside garden apartment A unique find in an exclusive group of only three, this 24 sq. 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom garden apartment puts the focus on light & lush outlooks with living stretched out beside a deep westerly garden & a master domain stepping out to a walled courtyard. With a Stone, Miele & Ilve kitchen & fully-tiled Travertine bathrooms including a spa-ensuite, this lift-access home has every luxury including 3 basement car spaces & storage. Just steps to Dendy St beach, this is the ultimate single-level lifestyle opportunity.

Auction Inspect Contact Office

Sat 18 May 11.00am Wed 2-2.30pm Regina Schmidt 0438 659 128 Brian Devlin 0419 395 241 Brighton 9592 8000 3


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Brighton 69 Well Street Family home in the Church St precinct One block from Church St on the beach side, this highset solid-brick late-period home offers a flexible 4 bedroom plus 2 study 3 bathroom floorplan graced with separate lounge & dining, a relaxed north-westerly family zone & a full-width 1st-flr master-suite with dual-vanity marble ensuite & WIR. Wonderfully comfortable with a granite & prestige appliance kitchen, heating, cooling & alarm, there´s scope to re-design as required & capitalise further on elevated grounds with a solar heated pool & double carport. Offering outstanding family value, this welllocated home has Church St.´s transport, restaurants & boutiques almost at the door & schools & the bay in easy reach.

Auction Inspect Contact Office

Sat 11 May 1.30pm Wed 11.15-11.45am Brian Devlin 0419 395 241 Regina Schmidt 0438 659 128 Brighton 9592 8000 4



Elwood 3/57 Foam Street Why Buy A House?! This superb single level residence, enhanced by its own street frontage and private courtyard approach, delivers house size dimensions in a location defined by desirable proximity to the beach, shops, cafes and schools. Framed by original boards, polished concrete and 9.6ft ceilings, three individual living zones and a contemporary open plan kitchen reflect the quality of total renovation and are complemented by three inviting bedrooms and two beautiful bathrooms. Additional rear courtyard includes mains gas BBQ. Bike storage, car parking.

Auction Inspect Contact Office

Sat 4 May 2.00pm Wed 12-12.30pm & Sat 1.30-2.00pm David Seeber 0421 796 350 Arthur Apostoleros 0411 515 015 St Kilda 9536 7222 3


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Hampton 7 Lawson Street The Ultimate Family Entertainer ... on the Park The wide open spaces of Sillitoe Reserve are out in front, north sun is behind & the ultimate entertainer is right here. Over 3 levels with wide park views, this 4 bedroom & home-office, 3.5 bathroom home 41.45 squares sets the standard with a Calacutta marble & De Dietrich kitchen with butler´s pantry, limestone bathrooms (one a double ensuite), CaesarStone, Spotted Gum & every extra including a fully-tiled glass-fenced pool & spa & 4-car basement. With street-level formal & north-facing casual zones, an al fresco area with BBQ kitchen, a 1st-flr parkview retreat & a “twilight´ basement cinema plus cellar, this is a benchmark on the park - a walk to the South Rd schools & Hampton St.

Auction Price Inspect Mel Ref Contact Office

Sat 11 May 1.30pm $1,400,000-$1,500,000 Wed 12-12.30pm & Wed 5.30-6pm 77 A5 Lambros Bollas 0413 861 979 Sandringham 9598 8222 4+



Sandringham 1 Gladstone Street Classic single-level family living! At a highly desired address, this Victorian-inspired 4 bedroom & study, 2 bathroom single-level home offers very modern living with zoned in-floor heating, gas-fire-warmed formal & family zones plus a children´s wing with a dedicated lounge. A Smeg and granite kitchen, overlooking meals and lounge area, al fresco dining, tranquil garden and second gabled double garage. A walk to schools, the Village, the bay & station. Inspired family living!

Auction Price Inspect Mel Ref Contact Office

Sat 18 May 12.30pm $1,350,000 - $1,450,000 Wed 1-1.30pm & Sat 2-2.30pm 76 J10 Bill Jowett 0421 052 150 Andrew Chisholm 0418 331 731 Sandringham 9598 8222 4


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Albert Park 21 Young Street The complete lifestyle package Beautifully renovated and improved inside Beautifully renovated and improved inside and and out, this out, this charming, period offers 2and a charming, period home offershome 2 bedrooms bedrooms and a of marvelous lifestyleand of comfort, marvelous lifestyle comfort, amenity style. The amenity and style.home The presents inviting, open-plan home inviting, open-plan a blend of period presents a blend of periodthroughout and contemporary and contemporary features with quality features throughout quality the attention to appointments, fixtureswith and fittings… detail is impressive.

Black Rock 7 Iona Street Auction Price Inspect Mel Ref Contact Office

Sat 11 May 12.30pm POA Wed & Sat as advertised or By Appointment 57 G4 Karl Gillon 0411 746 746 Eva Cumming 0400 955 184 Albert Park 9699 5155 2 1

Panoramic presence ...& the full panorama! Panoramic presence meets bay panorama in this heated, air-con´d & alarmed 4 bedrm, 3 bathrm Hill home featuring fire-warmed library, grnd-flr living/dining with a Smeg & granite kitchen, soaring 1st-flr lounge, sublime grnd-flr master & nrthrly b´yard with tiled pool & 3 car garage.

Auction Price Inspect Mel Ref Contact Office

Sat 25 May 12.30pm $1,490,000 - $1,590,000 Sat 3.30-4pm 85 K3 Scott Hamilton 0414 705 486 Brydie Hamilton 0421 177 484 Sandringham 9598 8222 4 3 3

Auction this Saturday

Black Rock 13 Red Bluff Street Sun, sand & an iconic address! Steps from the Red Buff clifftop at an iconic Golden Triangle address, this approx 7,960sqft/ 740sqm site comes with a rentable 3 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom, dual living home with carport, a north-facing rear & unparalleled new home or development potential (subject to Council Approval).

Brighton 4/1 Chatsworth Avenue Auction Price Inspect Mel Ref Contact Office

Sat 11 May 12.30pm $1,000,000 - $1,100,000 Wed 2-2.30pm & Sat 2.30-3pm 85 J1 Mark Earle 0419 310 707 Andrew Campbell Campbell 0419 366 545 Sandringham 9598 8222 3 1+ 2

Golden GoldenMile Milepenthouse penthouse with with northern northern exposure 1 of just 4 in this Nicholas Day-designed group, this top-level 3 BR, 3.5 bthrm apartment offers light-filled formal & casual spaces around a Gaggenau kitchen, a grand master domain & 3 balconies - one a nth-facing terrace. With every luxury (incl. an oversize 4 car basement garage with lift-access), this is a unique mix of boutique living & penthouse lifestyle.

Auction Price Inspect Contact Office

Sat 4 May 12.30pm $1,900,000 - $2,100,000 Wed 12.30-1pm & Sat 12-12.30pm Regina Schmidt 0438 659 128 Brian Devlin 0419 395 241 Brighton 9592 8000 3 3 4 may 1, 2013 \ The weekly review 63

Actual View

Cheltenham 83 Park Road The Sandbelt´s best long drive! Capturing sweeping views down the tree-lined driveway of Victoria Golf Club, this highset approx 910sqm/9,800sqft property cornering Olympic Ave has approx 70´/21.34m x 140´/42.67m frontages, a neat 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home & multiple home potential (STCA).

Hampton 22 Railway Crescent Auction Price Inspect Contact Office

Sat 11 May 10.30am $850,000 - $930,000 Wed 1.15-1.45pm & Sat 12.45-1.15pm Peter Hickey 0412 569 480 Richard Slade 0419 588 873 Sandringham 9598 8222 3 2 1+

Hampton 1 Teddington Road Great family plan and gorgeous gardens! Completely perfect with formal, north-facing family & al fresco areas, this 4 bedroom & study, 2 bathroom home is the complete package with an Ilve kitchen, CaesarStone, Brushbox flooring, heating, cooling, vac & an additional work-fromhome office in lush landscaped gardens.

Beach-side, open-style resort living! Open-styled between Hampton St & the bay, this 4 bedrm & office, 2.5 bathrm home offers a resort lifestyle with formal, casual & 1st-flr living, a black granite kitchen, OFP, 4 spaces inc dble garage & 424 sqm with spa. A unique beach, city, resort lifestyle.

Auction Price Inspect Mel Ref Contact Office

Sat 4 May 1.30pm $1,450,000 - $1,550,000 Wed 11.45-12.15pm & Sat 1-1.30pm 76 F6 Scott Hamilton 0414 705 486 Brydie Hamilton 0421 177 484 Sandringham 9598 8222 4 2+ 2+

Hampton 36 Teddington Road Auction Price Inspect Mel Ref Contact Office

Sat 18 May 1.30pm $1,290,000 - $1,390,000 Wed 2-2.30pm & Sat 2.45-3.15pm 76 J5 Scott Hamilton 0414 705 486 Brydie Hamilton 0421 177 484 Sandringham 9598 8222 4 2 2

Timeless style for a resort lifestyle! On approx 8,250sqft/766sqm, this resort- estate comprises a gracious heated, cooled & alarmed 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home with formal, family & 1st-flr living plus a 2-stry garage complex with balconied games-room set beside a fully-tiled pool & spa in auto-gated formal gardens.

Auction Price Inspect Mel Ref Contact Office

Sat 11 May 2.30pm $1,390,000 - $1,490,000 Wed 1.15-1.45pm & Sat 10.15-10.45am 76 J5 Scott Hamilton 0414 705 486 Brydie Hamilton 0421 177 484 Sandringham 9598 8222 4 2+ 4 64 The weekly review \ may 1, 2013

Highett 21 Clonmult Avenue Spacious, gracious & so well-located! With a formal lounge, family living & a 1st-flr kids´ retreat, this 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home has more living on a curvaceous covered deck with spa, a bay-windowed grnd-flr master-suite, a Blanco kitchen, r/c air-con & approx 6,750sqft/ 627sqm northerly gardens with 2-car carport & garage.

Highett 6&7/7 Highett Grove Auction Price Inspect Mel Ref Contact Office

Sat 18 May 3.30pm $870,000 - $960,000 Wed 12.30-1pm & Sat 2.45-3.15pm Wed 12.30-1pm & Sat 2.45& Sun 11.45-12.15pm 3.15pm & Sun 11.45-12.15pm 77 D10 Scott Hamilton 0414 705 486 Trish Tassoni 0409 235 267 Hampton East 9555 0622 4 2 2

Highett 35 Lawson Parade High on charm, big on presence! Standing tall close to Sandringham College, this elevated 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home features a grnd-flr master-suite, a French-doored lounge, a vast reverse-cycle air-con´d 1st-flr zone, a Euro appliance kitchen with meals & a covered entertaining area in north-facing gardens.

Cutting-edge on the edge of the strip Having commenced construction, this boutique offering of 7 apartments is designed for privacy with a courtyard or balcony for every apartment. 6 Star Energy rated with solar hot-water & double glazing, each home features stone benchtops, hardwood floors, r/c heating/air-con, videointercom & basement garaging.

Private Sale Price Priced from $395,000 Inspect By Appointment Contact Paul Sibley 0403 325 423 Alex Spanidis 0409 116 929 Office Hampton East 9555 0622 2 2 1

Highett 29 Peterson Street Auction Price Inspect Mel Ref Contact Office

Sat 18 May 11.30am $790,000 - $870,000 Wed 11.15-11.45am & Sat 12.30-1pm 77 A10 Richard Slade 0419 588 873 Bill Jowett 0421 052 150 Sandringham 9598 8222 3 2 2

Parkside living for the ultimate family life! O´looking Peterson Res with a nthrly rear, this stylish cent-heated 4 bedrm & study, 2 bathrm home with dble auto-garage has lounge & master-suite in a park-view parent´s domain, a park-view central study (or 3rd living) & a sunny r/ c air-con´d family zone with stone & Ilve kitchen.

Auction Price Inspect Mel Ref Contact Office

Sat 11 May 11.30am $950,000 - $1,050,000 Wed 12.30-1pm & Sat 1.302pm 77 B8 Christian Hegarty 0409 449 948 Andrew Campbell 0419 366 545 Hampton East 9555 0622 4+ 2 2 may 1, 2013 \ The weekly review 65

Auction this Saturday

Auction this Saturday

Brighton East 10 Grant Street Come inside And Enjoy the Surprise! Single level accommodation is provided incl a large master suite with privacy door, spacious ensuite, BIRs, plus 2 additonal double bedrooms both with built in robes. Delightful lounge/dining room enjoying vistas of the internal garden. Open plan casual living area opening to the paved courtyard. Carport & off street car parking.

Brighton East 7/10 Vincent Street Auction Price Inspect Mel Ref Contact Office

Sat 4 May 12.30pm $700,000 - $770,000 Wed 1.30-2pm & Sat 12-12.30pm 67 H11 Christian Hegarty 0409 449 948 Bert Stewart 0418 350 199 Brighton 9592 8000 3 2 2

Highett 8 Sydenham Street Bayside beauty with a bountiful garden! Near Sandringham Sec College, this inviting 3 bedrm home has formal lounge/dining spilling into family dining beside a Euro app & C´Stone kitchen a family-room & extras inc an all-white bathroom, duct heating, r/c air-con´rs, f´place & 3 carport spaces & garage in fruitful gardens.

Single level, 3 BR Town Residence Located in a cul-de-sac metres to the iconic Dendy Park precinct, this spacious near new home features 3 dble bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, floor to ceiling walls of glass looking out to garden vistas and an entertaining area, solid American Oak floors, a Caesar stone and quality appliance kitchen, high ceilings, central heating and A/C.

Auction Inspect Contact Office

Sat 4 May 11.00am Wed & Sat 10.30-11am Regina Schmidt 0438 659 128 Brian Devlin 0419 395 241 Brighton 9592 8000 3 2 1

Port Melbourne 32 Beacon Vista Auction Price Inspect Contact Office

Sat 11 May 1.30pm $760,000 - $830,000 Wed 12-12.30pm & Sat 1.15-1.45pm Richard Slade 0419 588 873 Eleisha Pawelek 0434 029 128 Sandringham 9598 8222 3 1 4

The best of Beacon Cove This stunning, stunning, contemporary contemporaryhome homepresents presentsthe the best of two worlds worlds with with Bay Baystreet, street,light lightrail railand andthe beach a walk away, whilewhile coupled with with privacy and the beach a walk away, coupled security and in this coveted enclave. Blessed with privacy security in this coveted enclave. insightfulwith architecture quality workmanship, Blessed insightfuland architecture and quality the striking, well appointed residence features 3 workmanship, the striking, well appointed bedrooms,features formal and informal rooms a full residence 3 bedrooms, formaland and complement of modern amenities….have it all! informal

Auction Price Inspect Mel Ref Contact Office

Sat 18 May 11.30am POA Wed & Sat as advertised or By Appointment 56 K3 Karl Gillon 0411 746 746 Eva Cumming 0400 955 184 Albert Park 9699 5155 2+ 2 3 66 The weekly review \ may 1, 2013

Executors’ Auction

Brighton 33 Whyte Street Impressive living by the park Just 3 blocks to Church St, this classic heated & cooled 3 bedroom & study, 2.5 bathroom townresidence maximises carefree outdoor space with an awning-shaded courtyard & a room-sized al fresco area & features a granite & DieDietrich kitchen, video-intercom, vacuum, alarm & autogated garage.

Brighton 3/136 New Street Auction Inspect Contact Office

Space, serenity and a beachside address Charming, spacious & well-located, this centheated 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, Cape Cod-style rear home has bay-windowed lounge/dining, a Blackwood kitchen, updated main bathroom, 2car garage & prettily paved grounds ....on the beachside of Church St with schools & bus close.

Sat 11 May 12.30pm Wed 11.15-11.45am Tony Tolhurst 0418 319 195 Bert Stewart 0418 350 199 Brighton 9592 8000 3 2.5 1

Auction Inspect Contact Office

Sat 11 May 12.30pm Wed 12.45-1.15pm Bert Stewart 0418 350 199 Tony Tolhurst 0418 319 195 Brighton 9592 8000 3 2 1+


Brighton East 48 Glencairn Avenue Dream site between the Greens & the park Pace out the proximity to Dendy Park, keep the tall trees of Brighton GC in sight, check out the proximity to the South Rd schools & build your future! Perfectly proportioned & slightly elevated, this approx 700sqm site is ready to add value to your new home or townhouse dream STCA...while its rentable 3BR home pays its way!

Auction Price Inspect Mel Ref Contact Office

Sat 18 May 12.30pm $900,000-$990,000 Wed 3-3.30pm 77 A3 Simon Wood 0422 789 110 David Hart 0417 541 933 Brighton 9592 8000 3 1 2

Port Melbourne

5/74 Stokes Street

3 2 2 THE HALLMARK OF QUALITY Architect inspired luxury apartment comp: Extensive open plan living & dining area, full-width north facing terrace (city skyline views), kitchen, large main bedroom (ensuite & dressing room), 2nd bedroom (BIRs), 3rd bedroom or study, bathroom, powder room & 2 car spaces + storage. AUCTION: Saturday 18th May at 2pm VISIT: Chris Morrison 0422 768 685

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Elwood | Townhouses 5, 6 & 7/7 Bluff Avenue




Lavish Living with Frontage to Tree-Lined Wilton Grove! (Enter via Wilton Grove) 3 brand new designer town residences from Neil Architecture with individual roof terraces, secure parking and dramatic frontages to Wilton Grove with direct access to Taggart’s lane (100 metres approx to the beach). • Cutting edge kitchen with Smeg appliances, integrated dishwasher, soft closing cabinetry, stone benches & built-in Liebherr fridge • American Oak timber floors • Air-conditioning/heating • Stunning bathrooms with under floor programmable heating • Open-plan living room features huge opening windows • Double glazed windows & strategically placed louver windows for brilliant cross ventilation

For Sale: Contact:

From $875,000 Sam Gamon 0425 702 574 Matt Szakiel 0439 757 370

Elwood | 11 Vautier Street

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Pursue Your Passion For Lifestyle Living With the bay at one end of the street & Ormond Road’s vibrancy at the other, this immaculate home is perfectly positioned for lifestyle living. With nothing left to do but move in, the single-level layout features a bright kitchen with ample storage & counter space, big garden with rear access, laundry & a study, living room & dining room that can all be opened up to create one huge space for large-scale entertaining. Additional features of this light-filled home include ducted heating & cooling, gleaming floorboards, single garage, multiple off-street parking & an alarm system. Title Dimensions: 15.2m x 40.13m = 610m2 Conjunctional Agent: Gary Peer St Kilda 9066 4688

Auction: Guide: Contact:

597 Balcombe Rd, Black Rock 9589 3133

90 Ormond Rd, Elwood 9531 1245

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325 Bay St, Port Melbourne 9646 4444

Saturday 4th May 12.30pm Price on Application Torsten Kasper 0428 454 181 Sam Gamon 0425 702 574

Jeremy Rosens 0413 837 723 Gary Peer 0414 532 778

REIV Marketing Winner and Finalist 2004 – 2012

Elwood | 144 Ormond Road & 4 Pine Avenue Expressions of Interest Iconic corner development site at the gateway to the Elwood village formerly operating as the Elwood RSL club. • Approximately 1404sqm • Access from 3 sides • Zoned Business Zone 1 & Residential Zone 1 • Potential for a wide variety of uses limited by your own imagination (STCA) • Blue chip commercial/residential beach locale.

Expressions of Interest: 29th May 5.00pm Guide: Price on Application Contact: Torsten Kasper 0428 454 181 Sam Gamon 0425 702 574 Andrew Vandermeer 0403 193 007

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Black Rock | 602 Balcombe Road




Luxurious Lifestyle plus a Delicious Investment This multi-level architect designed 3 -4 bedroom town residence with great views of the famous clock tower and Bay features the most flexible layout and is ideally suited to allow for further private income and or a home business, large family, overseas guests or in-law accommodation. Ideally located in the heart of the bustling Black Rock village, the choice is yours, the options are many. The surprises keep coming the more and more you inspect this great property. • Land size approx (frontage 5.98m x depth 45.5m) • Architecturally designed by Cox Carmichael • Shop downstairs is 90m2 approx and leased currently for $33,950 per annum plus outgoings • Ideal for owner occupiers looking for an investment. • Positioned in the heart of Black Rock village • Surrounded by established businesses • Strong demographic location • Off street parking for up to 4 cars

Auction: Guide: Contact:

597 Balcombe Rd, Black Rock 9589 3133

90 Ormond Rd, Elwood 9531 1245

325 Bay St, Port Melbourne 9646 4444

Thursday 23rd May 1.00pm $1,700,0000 - $1,800,000 Len Sharp 0418 323 928 Nick Jones 0421 839 425

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Elwood | 13 Cyril Street




Glorious free-standing 5 BEDROOM family home This stylish blend of modern elegance and period beauty, tailored for the family who want the luxury & ease of spacious open-plan living. Picturesque freestanding 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom family home including private parents retreat, offering expansive period rooms with high ceilings, drenched by natural light & opening onto a low maintenance garden. Auction: Saturday 18th May 1.00pm Guide: $1,570,000 - $1,650,000



Auction: Saturday 11th May 11.00am Guide: Price on Application


2 Homes, 1 Title, 519m2 (approx) = BIG, BIG, BIG... BIG return, BIG land, BIG opportunity! Home buyers, investors, developers, all the sums add up and equal an unlimited buying prospect with the absolute LOT! Cleverly designed as two fully separate, self-contained residences that have the flexibility to be linked into one residence. Off street parking for 2 cars & a sensational allotment of prized Elwood land. Auction: Saturday 25th May 1.00pm Guide: $1,200,000 - $1,300,000

597 Balcombe Rd, Black Rock 9589 3133

Contact: Sam Gamon 0425 702 574 Matt Szakiel 0439 757 370

90 Ormond Rd, Elwood 9531 1245

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325 Bay St, Port Melbourne 9646 4444




Creative, Architecturally Designed Home Be prepared for a surprise when you step beyond the facade and enter this super stylish home, perfectly located opposite Elsternwick Park. Designed and built by Bojan Simic, the two home development was awarded best new development in the 2002 City of Port Phillip Design awards. Exquisite interiors flow to the external deck and lush private landscaped garden.

Contact: Torsten Kasper 0428 454 181 Kylie Hill 0415 742 942

Elwood | 29 & 29a John Street

Elwood | 501a St Kilda Street

Port Melbourne | 143 Raglan Street

Contact: Trish Mulcahy 0419 446 313 Torsten Kasper 0428 454 181



Room to grow This charming 2 bed Victorian home sits on a generous allotment of over 200m2 of land, and still retains many of its period features, wonderful high ceilings with decorative cornices & ceiling roses, impressive pressed metal ceiling, and 4 fireplaces in total. Ideally positioned, with the wonderful grassy open spaces of Walter reserve just 100m down the street & Bay Street shops & cafes around the corner. Auction: Saturday 11th May 12.00pm Guide: $740,000 - $780,000

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

REIV Marketing Winner and Finalist 2004 – 2012

Brighton 1/56 Esplanade Exclusive beachside style at its best. Big bay views from a superbly renovated ground floor apartment - what could be better for impressive Brighton living. Opposite Green Point and metres from the iconic bathing boxes, this huge 2-bedroom ground-floor residence has open-plan living with big windows to admire the spectacular view. State-ofthe-art marble kitchen is the design of the acclaimed caterer owner, and reveals twin Asko ovens and streamlined style. Even the ensuite is exceptional, with a designer fitout and a deluxe edge. Prestige fitout in every room, there’s a courtyard and secret garden for relaxing, 2 car spaces and a garage, and solid-brick construction. A magnificent revival of a classic “Torbay” mansion apartment. 2



2 Wed 1.00 - 1.30pm & Sat from 2.00pm Sat 4th May - 2.30pm 76 / C2 Please contact agent Brighton 307 Bay Street 3186 9596 7055 Peter Kennett 0418 318 284 Tamara Whelan 0409 532 606

Brighton 16 Roslyn Street Sought-after address and single-level quality on 836sqm. Pristine & perfectly located near the beach & Were St Village, this is the Brighton address you’ve always wanted. Single-storey home on 836sqm/9,000sqft (approx) is set back from the street in serene surrounds, with zoned living areas, 4 bedrooms & a north-facing family room and pool. Every room is beautifully presented, with a lot to look forward to spacious design, outdoor heated spa, 2 gas log fires, zoned a/c & heating, easy-care gardens, security, a double garage, & many more premium features. Prized address & generous land offers exciting options close to South Rd’s schools, cafes, Church St & Brighton Beach train station. 4




836 (approx)

Wed 2.00 - 2.30pm & Sat 10.30 - 11.00am Sat 11th May - 1.30pm 76 / F3 Please contact agent Brighton 307 Bay Street 3186 9596 7055 Stephen Tickell 0418 177 565 Leanne Belt 0414 344 144 may 1, 2013 \ The weekly review 71

Middle Park 171 Ashworth Street Luxury Contemporary Architect Designed “As New” Beachside Sanctuary With Three Bedrooms, Two Bathrooms, Double Garage & Elevated Heated Pool. This magnificent luxury residence designed by award winning Studio 35 Architecture features state of the art designer finishes and includes a presidential master suite with private garden courtyard, ens and WIR, 2 further bedrms with fitted robes, stunning central bath, light filled first floor living zones including modern designer kitchen with walk-in-pantry & home office area, powder room, sprawling dining area with built in bar unit, living room with open fire overlooking the pool. A double garage, provides comfortable secure parking within and direct access into the residence. The ultimate Middle Park lifestyle awaits. 3



2 Thurs 6.00 - 6.30pm & Sat from 10.30am Sat 4th May - 11.00am 57 / E5 Albert Park 29 Victoria Avenue 3206 9690 5366 Michael Coen 0418 353 110 David Wood 0418 315 114

Port Melbourne 501/2 Rouse Street The Ultimate Beachside Lifestyle Residence! Exquisite Penthouse (335sqm Approx) Featuring Panoramic Bay And City Views Plus Large Entertaining Terraces And Private Lap Pool. This one of a kind five star single level sanctuary features today’s appointments with emphasis on easy care beachside entertaining. Providing large formal/informal living and dining zones, modern designer kitchen with stainless steel appliances and marble benches. The property is further highlighted by a sun drenched master suite with WIR and ensuite, three further excellent bedrooms (BIRs) and two other impressive bathrooms. Additional features: Heating and cooling systems, four secure car spaces and excellent storage throughout. 4




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Black Rock 1 Munro Street Sunshine & style make for perfect family living in this impressive single level home. Beautiful open plan living, kitchen with stone benchtops & Blum fittings, spacious lounge (OFP) and dining, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, study/5th bedroom. Walk to school, beach & golf courses.

Hampton 53 Bridge Street The location is outstanding, the living easy in this well-appointed 4-bedroom home. The beach is at the bottom of the street, Gipsy Village Park is 1 door away, and there’s zoned living, renovated kitchen and bathrooms, north-facing rear garden and sea breezes.





Wed 1.00 - 1.30pm & Sat 11.45 - 12.15pm > AUCTION Sat 18th May - 12.30pm > MEL REF 86 / A2 > PRICE $1,100,000 - $1,225,000 > OFFICE Sandringham 62-64 Station Street 3191 > TEL 9521 9800 > CONTACT Jenny Dwyer 0418 528 988 Lachlan Hosking 0414 999 689 > VIEW




627 (approx)

Wed 12.00 - 12.30pm & Sat 12.30 - 1.00pm > AUCTION Sat 11th May - 12.30pm > MEL REF 76 / G8 > EPR $1,525,000 - $1,625,000 > OFFICE Sandringham 62-64 Station Street 3191 > TEL 9521 9800 > CONTACT Jenny Dwyer 0418 528 988 Warren Smith 0408 738 664 > VIEW

Brighton East 356 North Road Admire the original charm and updated style of this meticulously maintained 3-bedroom home. 2 living zones, a pool, generous garden, and parks, transport and schools nearby. Love what’s here or plan a revival (STCA) on land of 740sqm (approx).

Hampton 3/40-42 Bamfield Street Easy-care and near everything you need and love! Single-level villa unit hidden away yet metres from shops, Sandringham station and the beach. Impressive and in perfect order with 2 bedrooms, spacious courtyard, garage, second undercover car space and rear access. Excellent downsizer or first home.




Wed 11.30 - 12.00pm & Sat 12.45 - 1.15pm > AUCTION Sat 11th May - 12.30pm > MEL REF 68 / E8 > EPR $790,000 - $840,000 > OFFICE Brighton 307 Bay Street 3186 > TEL 9596 7055 > CONTACT John Clarkson 0408 153 045 Brett Graham 0417 766 777 > VIEW




Wed & Sat 11.00 - 11.30am Sat 18th May - 11.30am 76 / G8 $490,000 - $540,000 > OFFICE Sandringham 62-64 Station Street 3191 > TEL 9521 9800 > CONTACT Jenny Dwyer 0418 528 988 Kate Humphreys 0422 632 847 > VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF > EPR may 1, 2013 \ The weekly review 73



PORT MELBOURNE 98 PRINCES STREET WHAT A RIPPER!!! An increasingly rare opportunity to secure freestanding brick residence with 2 street frontages in prime Port Melbourne location! Offering endless potential to renovate/extend, perhaps replace with one or two townhouses or even create your dream family home (STCA). • Immediately comfortable - ready to move in or lease out • 2 excellent bedrooms, central bathroom • Functional kitchen, separate living & dining rooms

• Huge backyard with lovely garden • Generous allotment of 360sqm (approx.) on 2 individual titles • 2nd frontage from Princes Lane with fabulous rear access and potential for large garage with self-contained studio

• No Heritage Overlay

Situated in Melbourne´s most sought-after bayside location - only metres to the beach, Station Pier, city light rail and a multitude of cafes & restaurants, this opportunity is not to be missed!!!


1 Saturday 4th May at 11:00am $1,150,000 - $1,265,000 Wed 12-12:30, Sat 10.30-11 David Lack 0418 996 265 Will Jonas 0419 335 519 100 Bay Street, Port Melbourne 8671 3777

ST KILDA 11 VICTORIA STREET PRIZED VICTORIAN IN PREMIER POSITION Built in the late 1800s and now after 63 years in the same family the instructions are to sell! • Brilliantly restored to reflect the charm of yesteryear whilst delivering on all of the comforts of today and tomorrow. Standing proud, it is gracious, elevated, light filled and has a picture book facade • Consisting of three generous bedrooms, master with stunning ensuite bathroom, the property features rear open plan living, a

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study, laundry, brilliant central bathroom and a large rear garden that has a teen retreat/studio that is ideal for family living and great for entertaining • Features a full width tessellated verandah, arched entry hall, polished boards, marble fire places, split system aircon, secure car parking with public transport at the doorstep • Between two of St Kilda’s most noted streets, The Esplanade and Acland Street, it enjoys relaxing surrounds, is perfectly located and is an easy walk to the area’s very best of everything bay & cosmopolitan





Saturday 18th May at 1:00pm Wed 12-12:30, Sat 2-2:30 & Sun 1-1:30 Claudio Perruzza 0412 304 152 Carl Hexter 0409 411 507 8 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda 9534 0241





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1 & 2/1A Kingsley Street Elwood

ST KILDA 33 NEPTUNE STREET ITS 4 REAL!! 1st time offered in over 40 years! 4 older style 2 bedroom apartments to be sold as one. • Made up of two ground floor and two first floor apartments all with their own separate titles • Annual rent of $70,000 per annum approx, when fully let • Rare opportunity to secure an affordable investment or potential to renovate, update, redo and resell (STCA)



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SITUATED IN ONE OF ELWOOD’S PREMIER STREETS WITH BEACH AT ONE END AND VIBRANT ORMOND AT THE OTHER. Both apartments comprising entry hall, 2 spacious bdrms, lounge, sep kitchen, open plan dining, central tiled bathroom. Huge rear yard, lug & excellent storage. Polished boards, great condition, gas heating. Period detail throughout, located close to schools, cafes & all attractions Elwood has to offer. Exc investment, 1st home or development opp S.T.C.A.

Saturday 4th May at 11:00am Wed 11-11:30 & Sat from 10.30am Claudio Perruzza 0412 304 152 Carl Hexter 0409 411 507 8 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda 9534 0241


Saturday 4th May 11am

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Matthew Morley 0418 314 621 103 Brighton Road, Elwood



CASTELLO DI SABBIA Superb sunsets, spectacular bay views, the sweeping daytime panorama & the nightlights to Mt Martha & Arthur’s Seat… & to complement this magnificent location directly opposite Safety Beach is a truly exceptional townhouse offering a splendid lifestyle! Light, space, openness - a masterpiece of contemporary design. Large balconies; splendid livingrm (great kitchen); 2nd livingrm; 4 deluxe bedrooms (BIRs/WIRs); study; 3 bathrooms; 4 WCs; triple garage; every luxury inclusion; more… AUCTION Sunday 5th of May at 2:30pm INSPECT Sat 3-3:30pm DEAN PHILLIPS 0402 833 865 CAMPBELL NOONAN 0400 062 987

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Murrumbeena 28B Doris Street • First class 4 BR contemporary living • Dual living, Italian design kitchen • Two master suites, WIR, study alcove • Moroccan-inspired garden, storage • Family friendly locale, park, cafes For Sale Inspect as advertised or by appointment




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Pioneering Bathroom Designs - Melbourne Design Awards 2011 Winner and Melbourne Design Awards Shortlisted. Let us transform your tired/outdated bathroom into a modern and innovative design. With over 20 years experience, we specialise in all aspects of bathroom renovations. HIA 984704. Contact Sam on 0439 115 225. Email:

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AP Shutters & Blinds - Highest quality blinds and timber plantation shutters at Melbourne’s best prices. Specialising in all window furnishings including holland blinds, sun screens, shutters, venetians, romans curtains. Contact 9818 1133.

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Matt’s Painting & Decorating - Personalised, highly efficient and motivated team. Free quotes, prompt service and high quality paint finish. Period to contemporary. Experienced porters paint applicator. We don’t just paint, we create.

AP Shutters – Highest quality, timber plantation shutters at Melbourne’s best prices guaranteed. Also specialising in all other window furnishings. For a free, no obligation quote,

CONTACT Sam: 0439 115 225 PIONEERING BATHROOM DESIGNS Melbourne Design Awards 2011 Winner & 2012 Melbourne Design Awards Shortlisted. Let us transform your tired/outdated bathroom. We specialise in all aspects of bathroom renovations.

ECO HOMEWARES CONTACT 0420 705 191 ECO-MIXPO Eco shop with recycled timber furniture, water purifiers, eco cleaning products & cosmetics, low radiation phones & handsets & much more. Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm & Sat 9am2pm. Email:


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WARDROBES Almara Cabinets - Winners of the Australian Achievers’ Award. Customer-designed wardrobes, wall units, bookshelves, guaranteed quality. Renovations, our specialty. Visit our showroom. Contact 9793 8233

CONTACT 1300 662 838 77 Salmon St, Port Melbourne SMARTER KITCHENS Live in the kitchen you love with a complete design, build & project management. Guaranteed start & finish dates, or we pay you. Call us now.


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B eleura ! What could be more boring than Celebrating International Museum Day! well

The famed English Magazine Country Life – often found in doctor’s waiting rooms was first published in 1897 – and it could be argued that it played an important part in promoting an appreciation of beautiful stuff – country house visiting, poking around in palaces et al!. Beleura has a huge collection of these extraordinary magazines all bound – the earliest from 1911 and giving advice on how to manage one’s train, or breeding sheep!.

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40 Years selling trains. 40 Years in Brighton.

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A day to leaf through these wonderful volumes, and revel in the past. On Friday 17th May Anthony Knight will host a chat about Country Life Magazines. The influence their articles and philosophy has had over the years. A day, anything but boring we assure you! Champagne with lunch and a good snoop in the house!

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Santorini Restaurant in Williamstown is re-opening for dinner on Monday 6th May 2013 after a protracted closure due to an unforeseen fire that occurred NYE. The building is the oldest original Post Office still standing in Victoria, and careful assessment was required before works for the re-opening could begin. The restaurant has been fully refurbished with an exciting new decor and a fresh menu that includes some old favourites. The owners of Santorini wish to thank the local emergency services that helped save this historical building and popular local eatery. Local staff were re-deployed by neighbouring businesses, but are all keen to return to their local Greek family. The extended Santorini team are all keen to welcome back all the loyal local customers that have offered their best wishes during this difficult period, and say “Yiasou” - come back soon, and enjoy the fresh new Santorini experience. 1 Parker Street Williamstown K BOO FOR RS Get social with us: E H T MO Y!! Twitter: @santoriniwtown DA Instagram: @santoriniwilliamstown

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