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hat do we talk about when we talk about assess potential malingering. It’s a most useful tracking “man flu”? You see, I mean the common cold device for influenza infection across the nation. But to as experienced by a man – nothing more, the point here: analysis of 16,000 participants showed nothing less. But apparently most men mean a rare and that women took an average of three days off normal potentially fatal form of an upper respiratory infection duties with cough and fever, whereas men took an that leaves them more disabled, more uncomfortable average of only 2.8 days off. After a medical visit, and much sicker than the average … woman with women took an average of four days off, whereas a cold. men took only 3.5 days off. It’s an ironic reference: it actually means the See? It’s a myth! Men man up much more I call it opposite of what it implies. There is no such quickly than women! So why does it always the Princess thing, so it gently pokes fun at what appears feel, whenever a bloke gets a cold, that the Diana to be a bloke’s lower pain threshold and the world is about to end, that said man is going effect way a man exhibits the symptoms of a cold. to die, and that you are the most heartless Which is to say, floridly. Which is to say – they woman in the world not to understand HOW are mostly bloody terrible patients. BAD THEY FEEL? So, given the irony already associated with this term, I A doctor once told me it was lack of oestrogen: the was astonished to find that an august tertiary institution key female hormone seems to ease the system and raise had decided to devote the time (and I assume some pain-tolerance levels to a height incomprehensible to money) to analysing whether men did it harder than men. And she didn’t just mean during childbirth. women when it comes to battling the dreaded lurgy. But I have another theory: I call it the Princess Diana To be fair to the University of Newcastle, its quite effect. Remember the quite overwhelming outpouring fascinating FluTracking program does more than just of grief prompted by the death of Diana, Princess of

Wales? A great deal of it was perfectly understandable as she was enormously loved by so many people. But the wave after wave of grief and sorrow that washed against the gates of palaces and the stone edifice of British decorum was unprecedented and beyond many people’s understanding. I theorised at the time that because so many of us walk about barely managing to suppress unspeakable sorrow or fear or unhappiness, it only takes one really good public excuse and we let it all pour out. I think many of us are really very sad, and sometimes, you just need a damn good cry. Well I reckon a lot of men are stressed beyond understanding, are exhausted and spent, if not despairing and depressed, and just need a damn good excuse to let go, lie back and wallow. Here comes a cold and there’s the perfect, medically legitimate excuse to give way to the dark. Yes they feel it more, because for once, they might just be feeling it all. So get out the warm face washer and the hot rum and the flannelette pyjamas, and extend a cool, gentle hand. It might be called man flu, but you could also name it basic self-care. \

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A desperately needed primary school in South Melbourne is one step closer to reality with the state budget including money to buy land. Education Minister Martin Dixon announced last week that money had been allocated to buy land at 129-161 Ferrars Street from Melbourne University. It is hoped the school will alleviate pressure on nearby schools, which are so overcrowded that students are forced to use nearby parks as playgrounds and breaks are staggered. Two Schools Now lobby group spokeswoman Alanna Vaz welcomed the funding but said the group would continue to work with the Department of Education to make sure that the school ‘‘actually happens”. Albert Park state Labor MP Martin Foley slammed the announcement, labelling it a “cruel joke”. “We all welcome any investment in education but this government is trying to pull the wool over the eyes of this community,” Mr Foley said. “This government can announce schools from scratch to operate from 2015 in some growth areas when it wants to, but here in South Melbourne it cannot even secure the site it promised in 2012 for the 800 plus South

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Melbourne children growing up in a suburb without a school.” Mr Foley predicted the earliest the school would open would be 2017. “By then Port Melbourne will have a projected enrolment of 1000 children – nearby schools will be more than full with growth in their own communities,” he said. Port Melbourne Primary School will also benefit from funding, with two relocatable classrooms to be provided for in the budget. Port Phillip mayor Amanda Stevens welcomed the funding announcement. “Last year, council commissioned an independent study into school provision across the municipality which clearly showed the urgent need for a new primary school to be up and running within five years,” she said. “Current enrolment pressures are only going to increase in the near future due to higher birth rates and the increasing tendency of families with children to remain in the inner city rather than move to middle or outer suburbs.” Cr Stevens said she had written to Mr Dixon seeking a meeting to discuss school provision in Port Phillip, including the pressure on secondary schools. \ LAURA BANKS


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dance fever The annual Freestyle Fever Breakdancing competition at St Kilda Town Hall is on this Sunday, May 19. Open to under 18s, the comp will feature solo and crew battles and a live beats element. For details or to register, email, call City of Port Phillip Youth Services on 9209 6167 or visit \


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Patrols have been stepped up around the St Kilda foreshore and Albert Park to stop travellers from camping illegally and abusing public land. A Parks Victoria spokesman said several people were attempting to camp in their cars overnight in Albert Park and increased patrols had been put in place to move the unlawful campers. Port Phillip mayor Amanda Stevens confirmed council was also experiencing illegal campers along the St Kilda foreshore with extra council patrols in place to monitor the activity. She said “no camping” signs were clearly visable along the foreshore and campers found on public land were slugged with a $100 fine under local law. “Council has also changed parking zones to make enforcement easier,” Cr Stevens said. “We have also been working with police in dealing with unroadworthy and unregistered vehicles and antisocial behaviour associated with transient visitors to our area. “If however, someone found camping, or sleeping in their car, is genuinely homeless then this is not considered an offence, and we will go through our homeless

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protocol to provide assistance if they need it,” she said. Victorian Caravan Parks Association chief executive officer Elizabeth White said illegal campers were costly to the community. “[The] cost of rubbish collection, cost

we expect them to pay their way and respect our local laws. “No one has the right to a free holiday campsite and no one has the right to set up camp where it causes inconvenience and cost to others.” TWR spoke with Norwegian traveller Aleksander Niels, 22, who was parked along St Kilda foreshore last week. Mr Niels, who said he had been in Australia since January, said he was not aware it was illegal to camp along the “we St Kilda foreshore. “I did not see the signs,” Mr expect Niels said. tourists “We are travelling for six to pay their months around and we did not way” know that it was not allowed.” Mr Niels said other travellers he of council patrols to issue warnings and had met on his trip had suggested infringement notices and cost to many St Kilda foreshore as a camping spot. people who rely on these car parks to pursue He said he would look for another place their sporting and leisure interests [is high],” to camp. Ms White said. Cr Stevens said no fines had been issued to “We welcome tourists to our great city but travellers in the past four months. \ LB


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st kilda \ chapel street A St Kilda woman was allegedly strangled with a towel after refusing to go fishing about 6.30pm on May 5. The victim and the 27-year-old alleged offender returned to a Chapel Street residence after spending the day together. The victim wanted to go home to her children; the alleged offender demanded she go with him. It is believed the offender then punched the woman several times, wrapped a towel around her head and choked her before she broke free and fled to a hotel, where police were called. The man was arrested and bailed and will appear in Melbourne Magistrates’ Court at a date to be determined. \ haMptON Four men have been charged following a series of armed robberies in and around the bayside area. Between April 29 and May 2, the men committed 10 armed robberies at service stations in Mooroolbark, Baxter, Mornington, Mentone, Frankston, Hampton, Sandringham and Cheltenham. The spree stopped when the car they had been using as a getaway vehicle crashed at about 11.20pm on May 2. Two men were hospitalised and later arrested and two were arrested at the scene. Two men, 20 and 19, were from North Bendigo, while the other two, 23 and 20 were from Mornington. They are being held on remand. \ hiGhett \ NichOl street Police are looking for a man following an assault on a 66-year-old woman on May 2. The woman was driving down Nichol Street when she almost collided with another car at the corner of Highett Road. The driver of the other car got out and started verbally abusing the woman and spat in her face. The woman was left distressed but suffered no injuries. The man is described as being in his early 30s with a solid build, light hair and a ruddy complexion. Anyone with information should contact Glen Eira Bayside CIU 8530 5100. \


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ratepayers face hike The pensioner rates rebate will rise by $4, to $144 (on top of the state government rebate). The cost to the council will be almost $430,000. Port Phillip is one of the few Victorian councils that subsidises rates for pensioners. Ratepayers have until June 6 to have their say on the draft budget and 2013-17 council plan. Any submissions will be heard on June 11 at South Melbourne town hall. To view the documents, visit, a local library or phone 9209 6777. \ TM

Port Phillip ratepayers who own a $700,000 home face a $60 hike in their annual rates from July 1. A 4.5 per cent rate rise is proposed in the draft 2013-14 budget, which was adopted last week. Ratepayers will also be hit with a new fire services levy, which all councils must now collect on behalf of the state government. For a $700,000 home in Port Phillip, that levy will be just under $150. The draft budget provides for capital works worth $29 million (a rise of $2 million), more childcare services and early settlement of an $11 million superannuation liability. Mayor Amanda Stevens said Port Phillip would remain one of the lowest-rating councils in the state. “Council has delivered a sustainable financial position and a fully balanced draft budget, despite needing to meet $10.873 million to cover an imposed superannuation liability,” she said. “I’m proud to say we are one of the few Victorian councils that has addressed this cost with no impact on future rates, borrowing, savings or major projects, due to our sound financial management.’’


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Bayside Council wants a promised $1 million from VicRoads to make the weekend parking ban on Beach Road permanent. If it doesn’t get the money, the ban will be reviewed, but for now it has been extended for another year. The former state government “we need committed the $1 million in that money September 2010 to help Bayside to make implement its Beach Road corridor beach road strategy, of which the weekend parking ban – from 6am to 10am safer” on Saturdays and Sundays – was key. Last August and again last month, the Roads Minister told the council that Victoria was ‘‘facing a challenging economic environment’’ and there would road a clear line of sight and drivers more be no money for the strategy in the 2013-14 time to react to cyclists ahead of them. state budget. The councillors will write again to the Councillors were told last week the ban had Roads Minister early next year seeking the made Beach Road safer for cyclists, although missing million. VicRoads data was dated. Data for 2012 and ‘‘We have stuck to our part of the bargain,’’ 2013 won’t be available until next May. Cr Felicity Frederico said. ‘‘We need that However, the council report said the money to make Beach Road safer – that was no-stopping zones had had a positive impact the deal.’’ \ Teresa Murphy on pedestrians and motorists using Beach Road, by giving pedestrians crossing the busy

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Och aye, dancing is the best way to ward off dementia, a Bayside 70-year-old believes. Brighton East’s Graham Stanley, president of the St John’s Scottish Country Dance Group in Toorak, said a US study, reported in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that people who danced regularly were 76 per cent less likely to contract the disease, which was attributed to the cerebral rather than physical effects of dancing. ‘‘Dancing in patterns as we do in Scottish country dancing gives your body and your brain a great workout,’’ Mr Stanley said. ‘‘As it’s highly interactive, it’s very social, and you don’t even regular need a partner. It’s great fun.’’ dancing ... There are 34 scottish dancing wards off groups around Victoria, dementia including 16 in Melbourne. ‘‘Ours is one of the largest, because we have morning and evening groups. Ages range from 50 upwards, but we would love more younger people to come.’’ Mr Stanley said people of all ages joined his group’s day and evening classes ($5), that are held each week at at St John’s Anglican Church, Toorak. Details: call Mr Stanley on sue & Graham staNley with Patsy & iaN marks 9592 9441 or 0417 341 232. \ TM

Bayside’s new senior sergeant, James Dalton, can’t stand peak-hour traffic, so he cycles nearly 40kms across town to Sandringham. ‘‘It’s 18 kilometres each way – about 40 minutes on a good day,’’ he said. Largely deskbound in his new role, he welcomes the exertion as he’s an action man by nature. He snow skis (he’s just back from two weeks’ skiing in Switzerland with his family), scuba dives for crayfish (he used to drive dive boats around Portsea) and hikes in the high country and overseas – travel being his passion. Career wise, the 41-year-old has worked in St Kilda and Prahran, Flemington, Moorabbin and with the water police. His last role was in proactive policing at Moorabbin, and his new role is managing police on the beat. In charge of 65 uniformed officers at Sandringham, Senior-Sergeant says the aim “is to continue cutting crime and making the community feel safer”. \ TM



















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Students avoiding homework will soon be found out at St Leonard’s College, thanks to whiz-bang technology. The Brighton school commissioned its own diary app, which students, teachers – and parents – will be able to access. ‘‘Parents will be able to keep track of what homework is required, for instance,’’ says elearning co-ordinator Susanne Haake. On a busy day of elearning at the school, up to 1600 iPads and other computers are wired to the school’s network. This is all part of the school’s Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy for all students in years 5-12 following an extensive trial with teachers and students in 2012. The middle-school years all use iPads but the upper years have chosen a variety of devices – mostly Apple. The school’s booklist now includes 20 apps, such as GarageBand iMovie, Keynote, Notability, Pages, Numbers and Explain Everything. Ms Haake says year 9 student Mikey Esplan is a whiz on the iPad, using the Strip Designer app to produce an Indonesian language assignment in comic-book form. ‘‘There’s nothing we can teach Mikey when it comes to technology. If anything, we learn from him!’’ \ Teresa Murphy

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St Kilda couple Jana and Damien Haakman raised almost $32,000 for The Royal Women’s Hospital at a fundraiser to raise awareness of placental abruption. Mrs Haakman said the pair was overwhelmed with the support received from the community, with generous pockets raising $31,495 to far surpass the couple’s expectations. She said the money would fund a dedicated research project to investigate why premature births occur. The couple lost their son, Hartley, in February at 25 weeks gestation. They organised a ticketed dinner to turn their heartache into a good cause. “It far exceeded our target of $20,000 – we really hope that this money will be able to help others in our situation,” Mrs Haakman said. Donations are still being accepted. \ Laura BaNKs » To donate, visit: heartsforhartleydonations.

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on’t get me wrong, I’ve had times in my life where I was so strict, I had my blinkers on. But I don’t agree with that now.” Hang on a minute. Isn’t this the guy who, as The Commando on Channel Ten’s The Biggest Loser, scares overweight people into performing seemingly impossible physical tasks? Somehow, he doesn’t seem like the mellowing type. Steve Willis, the 36-year-old with the camo pants, the hot bod and the hard-man persona is, these days, big on moderation – although for some of us his idea of balance sounds positively abstemious. “I’ll go out to dinner with friends and enjoy a beer or a couple of glasses of wine and share dessert,” he says. “I don’t mind a black coffee, maybe a couple of pieces of really dark chocolate. But I don’t overindulge in those things – it’s balanced and it’s a treat. Something I allow myself to have from time to time.” His dedication to moderation shows. You can’t help but be perplexed or overawed at how someone can look so fit but, as has been driven home throughout The Biggest Loser, you don’t get that way by sitting on the couch eating cake. It should be no surprise that a guy nicknamed The Commando has a military background. Willis grew up in Brisbane, but his family moved to Hervey Bay just before he started year 11. “It was hard being taken out of that environment, away from my friends. I may have done some things differently if I’d remained where I’d grown up. But I was like, ‘You know, I don’t really like where I am; I don’t know anybody’. The next best thing was to join the army.” He was just 19 and, after a year in the infantry, joined the Counter Terrorism Team. “You learn a lot about yourself and a lot about life and living on the edge,” he says of his time in the Special Forces unit. “It really helps with decision making, especially on the spot. Not that you always make the right decisions, but you learn not to dwell on it or beat yourself up about it.”

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one-dimensional, ‘not worried about your ailments or your other things that are going on’ guy,” he interjects. Thankfully, for both Willis and the show’s viewers (although the contestants might be less enthusiastic), he’s now had a few seasons working in a considerably expanded role as one of the full-time trainers alongside Michelle Bridges and Shannan Ponton. But while his role has changed, his fundamental philosophy has not. “The whole ‘no excuses’ thing is essentially about not putting blame on external factors,” he says. “We can’t all be bulletproof and we have to approach it from different angles and be smart about how we do things, but what it comes down to is saying, ‘I understand this has happened or it’s part of your life, but you can focus your energies on some other area’.” Willis practises what he preaches. After reeling off a litany of injuries – “I’ve had both knees operated on, I’ve busted my back parachuting, I’ve had an ankle operation, I’ve had a lot of dislocations of the shoulder” – Willis swears he’s fitter and more mobile now than when he was in the army. Plus, he has to fit it in his own training around The Biggest Loser, its publicity demands, his own training and bootcamp business, and spending time with his wife and three children, Brianna, 14, Ella, 5, and Jack, who turns two in July. When the show is in production he gets up at 4am, trains, then heads off for filming and other commitments before heading home. “The reason I train in the mornings is so that I have time in the afternoon for my kids,” he says. “To take them to their activities, go for a swim at the pool, all that kind of stuff. It’s hard,” he concedes. “But I think it comes down to the quality of time not the totality.” As for his persona away from the camera, Willis insists he’s not nearly as tough as his TV image would have people believe. “I am a big softie,” he says, laughing. “The methodology and mentality and application towards life and training [you see on the show] remain the same. It’s quite rigid but I truly believe in balance, and I’m very easy guy to get along with. “I really enjoy all the facets to life. I like training hard, working hard, playing hard.” \ » The Biggest Loser: The Next Generation airs Sunday to Tuesday at 7.30pm on Ten. For Commando Steve tips and information:


e left the army in 2004 and about that time was introduced to an exercise program that would become his game changer. CrossFit is Willis’ challenge of choice. Both a company and a style of exercise, it was founded by Greg and Lauren Glassman in the US in 2000. Combining strength and cardiovascular exercises in varied, high-intensity sessions designed to improve an individual’s functional movement and work capacity, it is, quite simply, hardcore. “I’d spent nine years in the military as a Special Forces soldier,” says Willis. “Now I do a 20-minute workout and it absolutely annihilates me? It pretty much handed my own arse to me on a platter.” Inspired, he became a qualified coach and opened his own CrossFit affiliate in Sydney. He later attended the 2009 CrossFit Games in California, placing fourth. (Check it out on YouTube – it makes Tough Mudder look like a tea party.) About the same time, a friend who knew the casting agent for The Biggest Loser suggested he try out for a new role as the tough-guy trainer, who would be brought in as the ultimate punishment for hard-headed contestants. “The no-nonsense, no excuses, in-your-face,

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he other adult in this house is doing the 5:2 diet Protein, carbs, fats – I think we’re all obsessed – fasting for two consecutive days each week with food and eat too much of everything, really, and eating normally on the others. including me, sitting here with a coffee and two Yesterday was his first day. Before he ate anything Anzac bickies. he checked its calorie value on an app, and then The bickies pretty much equal a fast day’s entire he told me about it. At one stage he texted me the calorie intake, but I’m not thinking about that. Me, calorie content of a banana. I’m in an ethical, risk-averse, low-food-miles eating This morning, as only a man who has never been zone. I made the Anzacs myself, to be sure they’re on any kind of diet will do, he announced he’s free of palm oil, chemical additives and peanuts. I already thinner. And he’s just told me red wine is don’t want anyone getting sick or being exploited or 70 calories a glass. I’m not sure I will be able to losing their habitat from food I consume. stand this much longer. The bickies are made with Uncle Tobys’ oats, Right now he should be working but he’s lying which have the Heart Foundation tick and the on the couch reading the 5:2 bible, The Fast Diet green kangaroo on the packet, so they’re reasonably book, which is fast becoming an international healthy and made in Australia. I’m happy, bestseller. He’s doing that because he can’t I think ... I’m not concentrate and has no energy because he’s But wait, the bickies have sugar in them, sure i can on the 5:2 fast diet. and that’s no longer allowed – just ask stand Intermittent fasting is taking Britain by Sarah Wilson and the horse that woman this much storm. When you invite friends for dinner rode in on (wearing a dirty white T-shirt, over there, you need to check whether the possibly). And flour, which I know I longer date falls on their fast day or a normal day. If shouldn’t eat, and I’m not carrying on about it’s a normal day, great, its curry chips or chip gluten to be trendy. I’ve got the coeliac gene. baps or something awfully delicious like that. If it’s a And, oh no, Uncle Tobys’ oats may well be made fast day, it’s just stewy soupy veggie slop. in Australia but they’re owned by Nestlé, which has The diet is apparently good for your cholesterol issues … allegations of irresponsible marketing of and blood-sugar levels, which is the attraction for breast-milk substitutes to the Third World being the other adult in this house, and it also asserts we one, so now I feel sick and I’m going to have to throw all eat too much protein. Intermittent fasting helps them out. break it all down, or something like that. Damn. I’m confused. Eating too much protein contradicts White whine anyone? \ the CSIRO diet, which told us we should eat more protein and fewer carbohydrates. That came out on we welcoMe your feedback @ the back of the low-fat, high-carb fad of the ’90s. I’m still in that zone, to be honest. I love potatoes.

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Fergus O’Sullivan the main grid – this upmarket venture says he can see has made an impact on quiet Ripponlea. himself working as a barista for the rest of Part of this is its proximity to the train his life. He came to Hawk & Hunter after station, but much has to do with the notable a series of corporate catering jobs and a food, coffee and decor in an otherwise stint in a small café, but gleaned much unremarkable set of shops. of his coffee nous while working in Benjamin Avramides, Thomas a family friend’s Italian restaurant McIntosh, Luke Holt and Simon A “soft when he was 16. Winfield liked the area, and felt coffee” O’Sullivan studied graphic it was “a bit underdone” says with broad design at Swinburne University Avramides. Their 10-month-old but works five days a week as a café, Hawk & Hunter Small appeal barista, spending a couple of nights Batch, is home to the group’s at the Italian restaurant behind the Tommy Collins catering business, espresso machine and the bar. which specialises in “small batch”, He says the Red Star Dark and Stormy home-style foods. It’s unrelated to a blend used at Hawk & Hunter is a “soft similarly named coffee roasting company in coffee” with broad appeal that’s suited to its North Melbourne. urban location. Breakfast items include eggs with It contains 70 per Indian coffee and mushrooms, tomatoes, grilled corn and 30 per cent Sumatran beans that give it a parmesan polenta; or for brunch try the mild body and subtle malty overtones. broad bean felafels with pickled vegetables It’s popular with the early morning and pomegranate hummus, or share a commuters, and O’Sullivan says many of grazing board or mezze plate with drinks. them will stop for another coffee on their Hawk & Hunter uses Red Star coffee, way home. Getting to know these regulars roasted in Port Melbourne, Mitcham-based in the few months he’s been at the café is Villa Verde eggs and Noîsette breads. what he enjoys most, and he says it’s the There’s a changing daily selection of “people factor” that will ensure his long house-baked cakes, sweets and take-home career in coffee. \ meals on offer too. The partnership is set to open a third

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W The Hairy Dieters: How to Love Food and Lose Weight by Dave Myers and Si King » $35 (Weidenfeld and Nicolson)

hat does it say about the Australian and UK book-buying markets when two diet books are among the nations’ top five most popular books? Good news, I reckon. It means that more people are thinking about their well-being, fitness, weight, and food and alcohol intake. If the purchase of a $35 paperback is their first step to a healthier life, the book industry should celebrate. The Hairy Dieters: How to Love Food and Lose Weight became an overnight hit in Britain when it was published in August last year. After losing 38 kilos between them, Si King and Dave Myers, of TV cooking show The Hairy Bikers fame, decided to write a book about their journey and the low-kilojoule recipes that helped them “eat ourselves slimmer”. “We didn’t want to sacrifice the pleasure of cooking and feel deprived or hungry,” they write in their introduction, “so we knew we had to come up with meals that we would enjoy making and eating if we were to stick with the diet.” The result? “We’ve shed weight and we feel the better for it. Our blood pressure and cholesterol levels are down, our waistlines have shrunk, we have more energy and we look HOT – but not as sweaty as we used to!” The book was Britain’s best-selling non-fiction title last year. In Australia, The Hairy Dieters’ sales have been slower, but King and Myers’ recipes are gaining gradual word-of-mouth favour. I Quit Sugar, by Sydney journalist, blogger and presenter Sarah Wilson, meanwhile, was one of last



I Quit Sugar by Sarah Wilson » $34.99 (Pan Macmillan)

year’s publishing success stories. The book, launched in February, is in its 10th reprint and for the past nine weeks has been among Australia’s top five bestsellers. Although not an international TV star like King and Myers, Wilson has a strong profile as an Australian media “talking head” and commentator. Lifestyle, fitness, good living and food are her special subjects, but her decision in 2011 to give up sugar has cemented her reputation as a diet guru. Having sold more than 45,000 copies of I Quit Sugar, Wilson must be encouraged that thousands of Australians share her view that “I was eating way more sugar than we’re designed to eat”. SHE HID Prior to kicking the habit, the author’s daily BEHIND THE sugar intake was the equivalent of about ‘HEALTHY’ 25 teaspoons. She hid behind the SUGARS “healthy” sugars – fruit, dried fruit, honey – but found that she was susceptible to bingeing, and sugar highs and lows. She developed mood swings, sleep problems, stomach disorders and an overactive thyroid. The book includes an eight-week detox program outline, plus 108 sugar-free recipes, and its integrity ensures its popularity. As American health expert Dan Buettner writes in the foreword: “Sarah is a food explorer of the highest order. She began her deep-dive into the science of eating not because she wanted to sell books but because she had an intrinsically personal and authentic motive: she needed to heal herself.” \






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Your Best Body by Michelle Bridges » $29.99 (Viking)

Ultimate Wellness: The 3-Step Plan by Professor Kerryn Phelps » $29.99 (Pan Macmillan)

A Little Course in Pilates by Anya Hayes » $19.99 (DK)

Fifty Places to Bike Before You Die by Chris Santella » $29.95 (STC)

While on the subject of local publishing success stories, let’s not overlook the Michelle Bridges phenomenon. The new (seventh) book by Australia’s most famous personal trainer and fitness instructor includes a sample two-week exercise program, tips on how to think more positively about your body, a superfoods chart and diet tips, plus diagrams on exercises to improve flexibility, strength and tone. From The Biggest Loser comes a very big winner. \

In 2003, high-profile Sydney GP Kerryn Phelps suffered a life-threatening pulmonary embolism when blood clots filled half of her lungs. The causes of the embolism, her hectic professional life, and traditional medical responses to her condition prompted Phelps to reconsider her life and her own approach to healthcare. This three-step plan is based on personal experience and professional knowledge and encourages readers to audit their life, reboot their lifestyle, then sustain changes that will benefit their well-being. We highly recommend this considered and enlightened book. \

Such knowledge and so many great ideas in one small book! This is a must-buy for anyone interested in Pilates because: (1) the explanations about why a particular exercise is good for you and how it will benefit you make clear and clever sense; (2) every exercise includes easy-to-follow diagrams, illustrations and photographs; (3) it will be an invaluable add-on for anyone who is training with a Pilates instructor; (4) DK is an outstanding non-fiction publisher that always includes respected experts among its editorial advisors. \

Looking for a little gift for the friend who likes to combine cycling with international travel? The title explains the book’s premise, but it is important to understand that these recommendations are the result of Oregon journalist Chris Santella’s interviews with dozens of cycling enthusiasts, and they represent different personal experiences, places visited, and fitness levels. From the extreme (the Tour de Tuli through Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa) to the more leisurely (the Dordogne, Connemara in Ireland, or Vermont’s Champlain Valley), this A-Z destination guide will inspire. \






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Under the radar \ Myke bartlett reviews the latest tv Dancing on the Edge \ UKTV, Sunday, May 19, 8.30pm »

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The announcement that, as of next year, the BBC would be bypassing the ABC in favour of a dedicated Foxtel channel was met by much grumbling. The move is hardly surprising, however. Impatient Australians are making our nation top dog for internet piracy and the ABC hasn’t done well lately at picking the best of British. Dancing on the Edge is the latest prize catch to slip the net. (Those not signed up to Foxtel will have to wait for next month’s DVD release.) This tale of a black jazz band struggling for stardom in conservative 1930s Britain is a glamorous, high-class affair. It’s also a little odd, which might explain why we’re not seeing it in Aunty’s Sunday-night slot. Clearly, it hopes to win over the Downton Abbey crowd, but there’s a distinct lack of soap operatics. Writer Stephen Poliakoff prefers to let us luxuriate in his rarefied world without troubling us with much in the way of drama. The result is a beautifully crafted piece in which we drift from one pretty set-piece to the next, haunted by the sensation that something nasty is just around the corner. Mesmerising, if not captivating, the series is lifted by a strong performance from Chiwetel Ejiofor and some lively music. \

watching \ Alan Partridge (ABC2, Sat 9.15pm). Revisiting his brand of uncomfortable hilarity in preparation for his forthcoming big-screen adventure. listening \ Noah and the Whale. I’d always dismissed this band as deeply dull, but new track Heart of Nowhere has a classic Tom Petty feel, with a great guest turn from Anna Calvi. attending \ Victorian Opera’s Nixon in China. Colourful production of John Adams’ grand modern opera. (Her Majesty’s Theatre, May 16-23.)

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There are few shows that survive reassessment with jaded eyes. While nostalgists might celebrate cartoons of their childhood, the basic animation, cookie-cutter scripts and clunky voice-work quickly dispel any rose-tinted remembrances. Not so Danger Mouse (featuring the world’s smallest spy) and spin-off Count Duckula (starring the world’s first vegetarian vampire). Sure, the animation itself is homespun, but there’s a joy to the writing and performances that transcends cynicism. The spirit of Monty Python lives on here: our heroes argue with the narrator, spout gibberish due to a poorly typed script and keep an eyebrow arched through clever, nonsensical plots. And while other ’80s cartoons saved unfunny jokes for a final, awkward note, these shows are packed with zingers. It’s the wordplay that tickles kids and pleases parents. \

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Gasworks Circus Showdown \ Gasworks Theatre, May 15, 16 & 18, $30 (heats)/$35 (final) » The circus comes to port Melbourne this week as Gasworks Theatre hosts three nights of death-defying competition between nine of Australia’s finest circus acts. Clowns, trapeze acts, sword swallowing, fire-wielding violinists and chainsaw jugglers will face a panel of judges (and, of course, a discerning crowd) to win a development prize valued at more than $6000. Their trials will be our entertainment, with audiences promised dazzling acts of physical theatre. Hosted by comedian Nath Valvo, two heats this Wednesday and Thursday will culminate in a grand-final showdown on Saturday night. \ To read more reviews

On the basis of their first hit Hello, Melburnians The Cat empire seemed destined for a career with all the depth and longevity of Joe dolce. yet here we are at album No.5! That whiff of cheap novelty hasn’t been entirely banished but instead smothered in sweat and smoke. The group remain a party band, their music infused with Cuban beats and flourishes, but here they’re playing from the ashes of a great night out – those late, wild hours where things take on a slightly surreal quality. Indeed, opener Brighter Than Gold seems to have been inspired by Melbourne’s recent White Night, at which the group played. While the dafter moments are a lot of fun, the record is most remarkable when the band come close to taking themselves seriously. Am I Wrong shifts from knees-up ska towards something that sounds a whole lot like – and actually possesses – soul. \


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cAptAiN’s Blog \ Cheryl CritChley MeetS KAtie McNAMArA You can never be overscheduled with too many extracurricular activities. Having reaped the benefits of such activities my whole life, I think it’s vital that children are actively involved in all types of co-curricular activities. Growing up, my school days were complemented by a tightly packed schedule of Little Athletics, violin lessons, netball, pony club, ballet, swimming and tennis. On numerous occasions I would arrive at pony club dressed in a pink tutu and have to change in the boot of the car. While it may seem to some as above and beyond what is necessary, I loved it all and in hindsight wouldn’t change a thing. It was imperative that I developed good organisational skills during my younger years to manage my school work and maintain my commitment to various activities. Prioritising became a vital tool of my everyday life; a skill that I owe fundamentally to my co-curricular activities. Being exposed to these different activities helped me to discover where my interests lay. These interests, along with my academic pursuits, have helped to shape the path I hope to take in my career. Being part of a team is motivating and the supportive atmosphere has shown to me that I have the ability to work well with others. Furthermore, participation in co-curricular activities is highly valued in today’s societies, particularly when applying for universities or colleges. Through a wide exposure to the variety of activities available to them, children are able to determine their interests. Once you have developed your interests, you can cut back when study becomes more important. Extracurricular activities are nothing but beneficial to children at a young age. They help to expand their minds to appreciate different sports and arts, and to develop qualities that cannot be developed solely in a school environment. Extracurricular activities are often undervalued; we need to change this and appreciate all they have to offer. \




Katie McNamara

balancing the demands of school work and the captaincy.

School \ Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak

Beyond the books \ Going out for dinner with friends, shopping and travelling.

Class of 2013 \ Year 12 Studying \ English, literature, French, maths methods and legal studies. Favourite subject \ French. I have been studying it since year 3 and have always loved it. Most inspirational teacher and why \ My year 2 teacher, Mr Williams, because he was two metres tall and I hoped that I would be as tall as him one day.

Pets \ A black Labrador called Teddy and a pony called Rubin. Role models \ My grandfather, Des, who has been an inspirational leader many times in his life and who has given me invaluable advice to remember that one person can make a difference; and my parents, who consistently support me in everything I do.

“I have Favourite food \ Chocolate ripple cake. really enjoyed being Sport \ Cross country. What I love most about school \ Definitely my year a leader” level. They are such an amazing group of girls who are so talented and I feel so lucky to be a part of their year level.

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Next year I will be \ Hopefully studying an arts course at Melbourne University.

Where I’ll be in 10 years \ Living in Paris. Most memorable moment at school \ Year 9 camp at Uluru. Goals for 2013 \ To finish year 12 and know that I did my best, to get my driver’s licence and to leave my school knowing that I have made a difference. Role as school captain \ Being a representative of the students at my school and ensuring that the opinions of the students are heard by the leaders of our school. Most challenging aspect \ Trying to make sure that everyone’s opinions are heard and considered, and

Will I have a leadership role? \ We’ll see. I have really enjoyed being a leader so far this year, so I would definitely love to have another opportunity to be one. Advice to future school captains \ Have a diary that is kept up to date with events you have to attend and a “to-do” list. Remember that you were chosen for this role by your peers and/or the school’s leaders, so know that the best you can do is all everyone expects of you. \ may 15, 2013 \ The weekly review 23


DYNAMO Education \ Creativity is never far from this teacher’s classroom, writes CHERYL CRITCHLEY


Inspirational: Rebecca Saunders with her artwork. (DaRRian TRaynoR)

ebecca Saunders wasn’t overly artistic at primary school but her childhood was certainly colourful. The sport-mad tomboy played footy with boys and several times ran onto the MCG at half-time during AFL games. With brother Jason, now 30, Saunders, 28, enjoyed Auskick’s precursor VicKick, where their father, Kevin, was a centre co-ordinator. She then played junior footy in a boys’ team at South Melbourne District Sports Club. “They stopped me playing when I was 12,” she says. “I used to be obsessed because my dad was into it.” With her footy career cut short by her gender – the Youth Girls league was still years off – Saunders concentrated on netball and basketball, playing representative basketball with Hawthorn Magic. When she wasn’t on the court, the talented sportswoman helped with the many foster children cared for by her parents. For about 10 years the family’s four-bedroom home in leafy Malvern welcomed about 40 extra children, who stayed anywhere from a few weeks to two years. Saunders often found herself sharing a bedroom with foster siblings or taking them to her classes at Our Lady of Lourdes in Armadale and then Malvern Central Primary School. Kevin, who now works in hospitality at Melbourne Town Hall, and Saunders’ mother, Karen, who now works for BlueStarPrinting, opened their hearts to many, and Jason and Rebecca did their bit to make them feel at home. While she sometimes lacked personal space, Saunders understood the need when her mother explained the children’s backgrounds. “I didn’t feel bad because it would have been selfish to feel bad,” she says. “It helped me understand that life was not this perfect world for everyone. I think that’s why I’m a teacher, to be honest. Everything I did from then on was about kids. It’s helped me understand my students.” In primary school, Saunders did not particularly enjoy art; she thought it consisted of “colouring in”. At home she made her own crafts, following an instinct for colour. “I was creative; I loved drama and I loved art and I loved making things out of anything, like rubber bands, bottletops.” Saunders spent her high-school years at Presentation College in Windsor, working part-time as a party host at Jumping Beans, the Oakleigh children’s play centre Karen ran with her sister, Anne. In years 11 and 12 an inspirational art teacher, Gabrielle Panozzo, changed everything. She nurtured Saunders, who realised she had natural talent and went from not considering art as a career to wanting to be a full-time artist. Panozzo gave students complete freedom, so Saunders produced a series of Vietnamese-themed contemporary abstract works that earned her excellence awards in

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art and studio art, plus a spot in the first Top Arts VCE exhibition at Federation Square. The series, called Travelling through Vietnam featured seven works – two scrolls and five smaller pieces depicting people and places she had seen on a year-10 school trip to the south-east Asian nation. After earning a fine arts degree at RMIT, Saunders had a short break before doing a year-long course with Brighton Bay Art. She also worked with children at The Art Factory, which holds classes and parties, before she decided to try teaching. While completing a diploma of education at Monash University in 2007, Saunders did her rounds at Shelford Girls’ Grammar in Caulfield. It went so well she had a job before the year was out. Saunders has since worked with her colleagues to

further develop their bold and dynamic art program. When we visited, their bright art space was brimming with colour and mini-mannequins which year-7 students had used tin foil, newspaper, plants and even soft drink cans to dress. Shelford is a relatively small girls’ school with almost 600 students and a co-ed early learning centre. It is widely recognised for its strong academic tradition that includes outstanding visual and performing arts and sport programs – the perfect fit for a creative young teacher who still plays basketball and netball. Saunders teaches art to girls from prep to year 7 and has been year-7 co-ordinator since 2011. She also paints, and in 2011 joined an exhibition of Australian artists at the Agora Gallery in New York’s Chelsea district. Her work was accepted after she submitted it cold by email.

“the girls are so enthusiastic. It inspires me to keep going with my work. They are inspirational to me as much as I am to them.”

Five abstract architectural paintings, inspired by Melbourne’s city buildings, were shipped over for the show at Agora, a contemporary fine-art gallery that promotes national and international artists. New York was a huge deal. Saunders’ fiancé David Hoareau, her father, two aunts and two friends all made the trip. She was nervous on the first night but thrilled to see her work hung in one of the world’s most dynamic cities. Saunders’ bold paintings caught the eye of staff at the Australian embassy, who later bought all five. Back at Shelford, she encourages students to pursue their dreams as she has. “I love it with the girls here because they are so enthusiastic. It inspires me to keep going with my work. The girls are inspirational to me as much as I am to them.”

want. I can be as innovative as I like. The best thing about Shelford is the students have a wide range of opportunities in all areas because it’s a small school.” Citizenship is also promoted through art as part of the school’s Quaerite program. Part of the school motto, “quaerite” means to seek, investigate or inquire. In the art sessions, Saunders’ students make something to donate to a nursing home, such as scarves. “It’s all about making a contribution to society and preparing girls for the 21st-century world,” she says. Since becoming year-7 co-ordinator, Saunders has held after-school art classes at which the girls can nurture their creativity while having a chat. “They can come and talk freely about issues or challenges that they might be facing. I wanted to get to know the girls on another level. “I don’t give them tasks … it’s just really an extension of what I do in class. I think it’s important that they learn to do their own style. It was for year 7s (but) I’ve still got year 9s in that class because they don’t want to leave. It’s student-driven.” The program has been so successful that Saunders is starting lunchtime lessons for the primary students. old girls She also pairs year 7 students with year 10 Georgia Retallick girls, who mentor them, enjoy weekly bonding Krystal Weir activities together and attend the year-7 camp. Zoe Stewart “You should see the difference in the way the Diane Wright girls communicate with each other because of » P26 it,” she says, her eyes lighting up. Last year Saunders organised for 20 year 7 students to exhibit at Colin Moxey Hairdressing in South Yarra, which had previously shown her work. Students organised the exhibition launch, invitations and food. It was a great success. Such programs breed confidence, but Saunders is aware that everyone has different strengths and advises students not to worry about occasional failure. “With art you can go over things and change things. Girls just need that space where they can be free.” In June, Saunders will marry Hoareau, her partner of That mutual respect helped the students secure one of five years, who loves lawn bowls and plays professionally 50 models of Mali, Melbourne Zoo’s first baby elephant, in Melbourne’s premier league, when he isn’t working in when she was born in 2010. Winning schools decorated finance for T2. a mini-elephant which they got to keep after displaying Hoareau is also happy for Saunders to fill their garage it. Shelford’s Mali is painted in bright cultural patterns. with art and paintbrushes, possibly because she dumped Also in 2010, Saunders organised an art program with her footy team – Collingwood – and adopted his Saints. the Emmy Monash Home for the Aged which involved She has even created a bouquet of paintbrushes to carry 19 year 8 students painting with residents and donating at the wedding, with the tips painted to match the the finished product for the centre’s foyer. bridesmaids’ dresses. Shelford has a strong arts program and holds There will be a few other surprises, but she’s keeping an annual exhibition showing a piece from every those under her brightly coloured palette. student. This year’s will be an evening event, with “I have developed a strong bond with the students, the images projected onto the exterior of the school’s that’s just the type of school Shelford is, so I’m having historic Helenslea building. some of them sing at our very ‘colourful’ ceremony. “What we have here is amazing,” Saunders says. They’ll also get to witness the ‘I do’s’ and the kiss!” \ “There’s freedom to do and teach whatever I may 15, 2013 \ The weekly review 25


success stories \ SHELFORD GIRLS’ GRAMMAR ALuMnI

Georgia retallick

Krystal Weir

Zoe stewart

Diane Wright

Attended \ Class of 2009

Attended \ Class of 2002

Attended \ Class of 2006

Attended \ Class of 1970

cv \ Charity founder, student and nanny

cv \ Beijing and London Olympian, physiotherapist at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney

cv \ Doctor and researcher

cv \ Counsellor, clinical family therapist, civil celebrant and Anam Cara House founder

Retallick sat on Shelford’s middle and senior school parliaments and worked in the junior school after-care program. The year after completing year 12, she founded The Y-House Foundation, which supports young people living in aged care ( Retallick runs the foundation and heads its senior committee. She is studying a double health sciences and social work degree, nannies Shelford students, volunteers and lobbies for social change. “Shelford provided me with the confidence and belief in my ability to take on the world,” she says. \

At school, Weir’s competitive spirit was nurtured through arts, sports, music and debating. She was also a sports captain and school hockey captain. At 18 she won a world sailing title, and then did a bachelor of sport science at Australian Catholic University. She competed in sailing at the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympics, did a masters degree at the University of Sydney and now works at Sydney’s St Vincent’s Hospital as a physiotherapist. \

Stewart developed a love of science at Shelford, winning a Monash University medicine scholarship. She researched women’s health and represented Australia on the International Planned Parenthood Federation. Now a junior doctor in Geelong, Stewart has spoken at international conferences and won research and community awards, most recently a Gates Scholarship to complete a PhD at the University of Cambridge, conducting world-first trials of the artificial pancreas in pregnant women with diabetes. \

Wright founded Anam Cara House in Geelong and Colac, residential palliative care hospices that support and provide respite for the terminally ill and their families. Wright was made a Paul Harris Fellow, won a Zonta International Outstanding Woman Achievement Award, was nominated for a Dame Phyllis Frost Award and included on the QV Women’s Centre Shilling Wall. This year she made the Victorian Honour Roll for Women. Wright continues her counselling work and serves on boards and committees. \

Q Scholarships Shelford Girls’ Grammar is delighted to announce the introduction of Q Scholarships for entry to the Senior School at Year 7 or the VCE Program at Year 10 or Year 11 in 2014. Please contact Ms Marie De Sousa on 9524 7413 or refer to the website for further details about Q Scholarships and our innovative Quaerite Program.


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Open Day Friday 24 May 10am – 12 noon Open Days are a great opportunity to learn more about Shelford. We invite you to join our student led tours, so that you can see the School in action and meet the Principal and key members of staff. To register for a tour please contact Ms Marie De Sousa on 9524 7413.

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Captain’s Blog \ Cheryl CritChley meets JOel le COUteUr The internet is basically the best library ever, with a theme park roaring just outside the window. All of humankind’s knowledge is only a click away, but so is Facebook and Twitter. A decade ago, if you didn’t understand something at home your textbook was your sole weapon. These days, I could virtually earn a degree just using resources such as YouTube’s ridiculously thorough Khan Academy. Teacher-student communication has also skyrocketed. Contacting a teacher out of school hours 10 years ago would not only have been unthinkable, but impossible. Now, even in the middle of the holidays, I can check in. But the internet, however fondly we might think of it, has its downsides. The most well-meaning student can vow to polish off an essay, then look up and realise they’ve been on YouTube for hours. The internet is “designed” to suck us in, each recommended link pulling us into the deadly vortex of “just one more”. Moreover, rather than use the best resources, we’ll often simply search Yahoo! Answers in a fraction of the time. The words of albie948 are just as valid as Albert Einstein’s to a student with a deadline. Our research is transforming into more of an intellectual bubble bath than a deep-sea dive through information. Being a copy-paste away from enlightenment puts a mockery to any sort of crusade through musty bookshelves by past generations. It’s a different kind of “knowing”. Everything’s still all there, but the way it’s all there often gives little incentive other than to skim the surface. In his delightfully bluntly titled article, Is Google Making us Stupid?, Nicholas Carr wonders if this lack of depth means “we risk turning into ‘pancake people’ – spread wide and thin as we connect with that vast network of information accessed by the touch of a button”. We’re honestly so lucky to have this buffet of information. It’ll just be a bit pointless if we keep skipping straight to the desserts. \




Joel le Couteur School \ Brighton Grammar

Beyond the books \ Sport with mates. I also got into reading when I was very young and have loved it ever since. Writing is also a passion.

Class of 2013 \ Year 12

Pets \ Two cats and a dog.

Studying \ English, French, Latin, chemistry, maths methods.

Role models \ My older brother, Ben, and twin sister, Talia. Favourite food \ Fish and chips.

Favourite subject \ I wouldn’t be learning those subjects in year 12 if I didn’t genuinely enjoy doing them … maybe French? Most inspirational teacher and why \ My year 9 maths teacher, Peter Skelton. He and his moustache somehow managed to draw me into numbers and science with their dry wit, making me strive to achieve his mantra of “courtesy and commonsense”. What I love most about school \ We’re a smaller school, so everyone knows everyone.

Sport \ Swimming, basketball (being 6’7’’ – 200 centimetres – helps), tennis, football. Next year I will be \ Going to university, possibly something medicine or science-based.

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Most memorable moment at school \ Our 100-kilometre hike around King Island in year 9. Goals for 2013 \ Finishing school on a high in every facet that I’m part of. Role as school captain \ Setting an example to every year level to embrace everything school life has to offer. Most challenging aspect \ Not focusing on the responsibilities of being either a student or a leader at the expense of the other.

Where I’ll be in 10 years \ Doing something about global warming. I’ve always wanted to be doing something to tackle that issue.

Will I have a leadership role? \ Leadership is basically about making a difference, and if I can do that it would be amazing.

Advice to future school captains \ You’re not confined by a rulebook. You were picked for being you, so capitalise on what you do best, not what you think you are required to do best.\

Brighton Grammar School 90 Outer Crescent Brighton. 8591 2200 » www.brighton grammar.vic.

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Motoring \ ROD EASDOWN gEtS bEhiND thE WhEEl


Hyundai Santa Fe elite What is it? Hyundai’s biggest four-wheel-drive. What’s in it? A 145-kilowatt 2.2-litre turbo diesel with a six-speed auto. is it thirsty? i used 10 litres per 100kms in the city, 6.5 in the country. The official combined figure is 7.3. Drive away


he most interesting thing about Hyundai’s Santa Fe is the button adjusting the steering. You can choose between normal, comfort or sport, although what a sport setting is doing on such an unsporty vehicle is beyond me. According to the folk at Hyundai, the button adjusts the amount of effort and feedback. Dial in comfort and you get light steering efforts, good for parking and crawling along in traffic. Normal is just that, and sport makes it heavier, increasing the feel for the open road. For all of that, I didn’t notice much difference between them. But even without adjustable steering, this is an easy thing to drive and park, even though it feels like it’s a bit bigger than it actually is. There’s a good back-up camera and rear parking sensors, and pretty good visibility to the rear as well. The diesel is economical as well as being quite enthusiastic, as long as the turbocharger is bubbling, and the ride that’s most of the time. Even when It’s pretty well specified too, with quality is it’s not, it’s not far away. This is Bluetooth and seven airbags in all because the transmission, unlike models. The Elite gets a proximity excellent many others lately, is not rabidly key, navigation, climate control and calibrated for economy. premium audio. But the premium This is a comfortable and relaxed way audio package is mediocre. The standard to travel. You’re high and in charge. The ride offering must be downright scary. quality is excellent. For a big thing with a high You get seven seats. When the rear-most centre of gravity, the Santa Fe has less body row is not in use, it folds flat into the cargo roll than a lot of sports utility vehicles and a floor, giving a good, if high, load area. This good, solid feel through fast sweepers. reduces markedly when the seats are in use.

There’s a full-size spare under the rear body. Against obvious competitors such as Mitsubishi’s Outlander, the Santa Fe is expensive but it is better finished and has a rather more pleasant interior, with good surfaces and plenty of storage. There is also good leg room and excellent headroom throughout, although using the rear-most row of seats cuts into this significantly. I came away liking this one. \


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In the thick of the action: De la Salle’s Michael Duggan is too quick for his Beaumaris opponent. (Ari HAtziS)

majority of their playing list is home-grown. ‘‘I don’t go out and recruit per se,’’ Mifsud says. ‘‘I think it’s an overrated thing, clubs can get caught up doing over summer. Ninety-nine per cent of my time goes into our listed players. They want to play for the club and they take ownership of the culture and the playing and

training standards. Our level of consistency over the past few years shows that.” Beaumaris travels to Toorak Park on Saturday to take on Premier Grade powerhouse Old Xaverians. \ DANIEL PAPROTH


here was plenty of interest at Banksia Reserve in Beaumaris on Saturday as last year’s VAFA Premier B Grade grand final was replayed – but in Premier Grade. Beaumaris and University Blacks were promoted to the top division after meeting in the Premier B Grade decider last year. The Blacks were the superior team that day, running out 27-point winners. Last Saturday’s match was played after TWR went to print, but regardless of the result, Beaumaris and the Blacks have both impressed onlookers. The Blacks have been there before, most recently in 2008, but for Beaumaris it is a much more significant achievement. The Sharks are the only team in Premier Grade without a school connection, the first since Ormond in 1996. Many pundits assumed Beaumaris would struggle with the step up. On the contrary, the Sharks won three of their first four, including a two-point victory over Collegians, winner of the 2011 and 2012 Premier Grade premierships. They are a well-oiled machine under Jason Mifsud, community engagement manager at the AFL. They are renowned for fitness and an ability to run out games. However, despite the brilliant start to the season, its 51st as a club, Mifsud is keeping mum. “We’re going OK,” he says. “To be honest, we’re not consumed by how many wins we’ve got, we’re just making sure we’re getting our preparation right. “If you do the right things the wins will accumulate and if you don’t the losses will accumulate. But being 3-1 is a great start for the club in A Grade.” A glance at Beaumaris’ standing last year and the standard in Premier Grade would have one assuming the Sharks needed to recruit to be competitive. But the


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s an exclusive two-level development set in lush gardens architect Jack Merlo from a gatehouse-style entry to perimeter, takes shape in Brighton’s “golden mile”, purchasers have courtyard and loggia gardens. De Keijzer attributes influences for been moving quickly to secure bespoke residences near the building design to American architects Frank Lloyd Wright the bay. and Rudolph Schindler, with an “LA sensibility expressed in With construction of Sanctum Brighton at 4 Dudley Street dark timbers with modern rectilinear framework” and natural well under way and its completion on track for early next year, materials important in the design. Sanctum representative Matt Bracken says purchasers who have Sanctum’s developers won the 2010 Best Medium Density been watching and waiting have realised they risk missing out. Bayside Development in the Bayside Built Environment Awards “As the building advances, sales have suddenly accelerated and for apartments at 23 St Ninians Road. In Dudley Street, Sanctum we only have four of the 18 apartments remaining.” has up to nine apartments on each level, with two lifts and 39 car Bracken says buyers are all downsizing from larger bayside parks, storage and bike racks in a secure basement. homes. With grown children and time to relax, many Sanctum apartments all offer sophisticated open-plan are looking forward to travelling and enjoying holiday kitchen, dining and living areas with wide oak postcode residences and farms. They want a secure luxury town floorboards integrating with blackbutt used in private residence they can lock up and leave. He says they value outdoor courtyards and loggias. the “golden mile” location, with a 200-metre walk to the Carrara marble will be used for kitchen benchtops and beach and proximity to Brighton village. splashbacks in kitchens and bathrooms. Premium-range Aside from location, design and quality of construction Miele appliances will include stainless-steel underbench and fit-out, Bracken says buyers are pleased to be able to ovens, combi microwave ovens, warming drawers, tailor residences to suit their lives and style. Architects and rangehoods, integrated fridge-freezers and wide gas or induction interior designers representing buyers have worked with the cooktops. Kitchen joinery is 2pac, with feature timber panels and project architects and builders, customising layouts, finishes and Hafele and Blum fittings. fittings to create bespoke residences. The development’s acoustic engineering includes full-block The remaining apartments are a ground-level three-bedroom, internal walls, which will combine with double glazing to create two-bathroom, north-west-facing 130-square metre residences, quiet, comfortable, thermally efficient living. The apartments have with a 140-square metre courtyard garden, pool and three car ducted heating and cooling throughout and built-in blind pelmets parks for $2.695 million. On the upper level there’s a supersized for streamlined elegance. 176-square metre apartment with a 23-square metre loggia, three Bracken says Sanctum has kept annual body corporate fees to bedrooms, two bathrooms and powder room for $2.195 million; $2500 a year, comparing favourably with fees of up to $10,000 in a 122-square metre three-bedroom apartment for $1.595 million; some developments. He says there are also significant stamp duty and a two-bedroom, two-bathroom 87-square metre apartment savings of up to $75,000 available when buying off the plan, but with an 11-square metre loggia for $1.135 million. purchases must be made before building is finished. \ LIZ McLACHLAN Designed by renowned architect Koos de Keijzer and his dKO team, the low-rise building will have gardens created by landscape



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here are buildings you see The interlocking cubic shapes at Woy Woy indicate every day whose shape and Mewton’s interest in the works of Dutch modernist architect atmosphere ignite your Willem Dudok (1884-1974), who was himself influenced by imagination in such a way as to the designs of American icon Frank Lloyd Wright. Mewton transport you to another time so you (1905-1998) travelled overseas, between 1928 and 1932, to create another history for yourself study recent architecture in Europe and the US (as did Roy where you’re part of that place. Grounds), later recalling that Dudok was every architectural Growing up in St Kilda, I’d walk past student’s hero at the time. the Woy Woy flats almost daily and But Mewton’s work was even more austere than Dudok’s. simply standing in front of them made me feel then, with It is international modernism at its purest; square with the kind of intuition children alone know, that my life few organic forms, functional without decoration, and was different from that of other children. giving priority to the usefulness of the space over the got an We lived above our delicatessen in Acland Street aesthetics. The international style also embraced ironic iconic just around the corner, but as much as I loved the new building methods, such as steel-frame idea? smell of salami and espresso coffee, I longed to live construction and reinforced concrete, although email me in a block of flats; in fact, I wanted to live in the Woy Woy is surprisingly not a reinforced concrete Woy Woy flats. The simple uncluttered shape of this building; it is brick with timber-framed floors. building has woven the warp and The flats are not exactly the same as they were in my woof of my childhood memory; the light childhood. In the late 1960s the owners of the block extended on the cream walls in the late summer the front stairs to the roof, and windows, except on the afternoon, the austere minimalism and ground floor, were lowered to let in more light. the name – Woy Woy. The date of completion, 1936, was also added inexplicably to Why this whimsical name for such the upper stairs. I’m not sure Mewton would have approved of an uncluttered building? The building’s the changes because they mess with his original composition, only decorative indulgence is the name – but in my humble opinion they haven’t compromised the applied boldly in blocky, comic-strip-style, restraint of the design. relief letters – and a small cream-brick nib. While TV networks deliver endless home-improvement The connection of the flats to the coastal programs, it’s essential we’re reminded of the special places town north of Sydney is a mystery, but of our childhood that have insinuated themselves into our their relevance in the history of modernist ideas of what we like and why. This, more than fashion, should Australian architecture is well documented. inform how we create our adult homes. \ Designed by architect Geoffrey Mewton in 1935-36, Woy Woy is considered to be the earliest multistoried modernist building, not Follow Rachel on Twitter @boom_berger only in Melbourne but also in Australia. We WelcoMe youR feeDback @




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What a conundrum; a girls’ high school boasting the motto Potens Sui (mastery of self), built with a donation from a confectioner. Sir Macpherson Robertson (1859–1945) was renowned for his generosity and for introducing chewing gum and fairy-floss to Australia. The school was built with his donation of £40,000 in 1934; the competition for its design was won by 27-year-old architect Norman H. Seabrook (1906-78). The impact of the Dutch “De Stijl” movement is apparent in the building’s sense of harmony and order; the cubic forms, rectilinear patterns and primary colours of the detailing are pure genius for a school design. \

This McDonald’s café is luscious; it’s got more curves than cabaret artiste Dita Von Teese. Originally the United Kingdom Hotel, the building was designed by architect James Hastie Wardrop (1891-1975) and built in 1937-38. It’s an outstanding example of the modernist period, with its central stepped fin, curved wings and windows, and deep, rounded balconies. To create easier access, the original side door on the left was bricked in and a new door cut into the side wall. In a logic-defining style, the bands of different-coloured bricks on the ground floor combine with the Golden Arches’ signage at the top to create a flashy Las Vegas vibe. \

I’ve ploughed the loneliest furrow outside the boatsheds along the front of this building – imagining its rounded balconies (now all enclosed) full of youthful, flushed-by-the-sun ladies and gents sipping on Pimm’s as I lay there alone. The flats are right on the foreshore, giving direct access to the beach. Designed by I.G. Anderson and built in 1934-35, the façade is a series of art deco-style setbacks, endowed with a circular tower topped with finials that descend in curved steps from a small pagoda-style cap. It shouldn’t work but it does; as these finials move down the front of the tower they cast shadows that give depth to the building’s seaside face. \

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Luxury reaches a high 901/65 Beach street, POrt MeLBOurNe, 3207


autica is a seven-storeyed block of apartments, built about 10 years ago in Beach Street, when Port Melbourne was well on its way to changing from a depressed and depressing industrial area into a prime residential location. Back then, this gleaming block set a new standard. Despite a decade of prosperity and ever-rising levels of luxury, especially among large apartments, Nautica still provides a benchmark of excellence at an international level. Unit 901 is an inadequate way of describing this penthouse. Occupying the entire top floor of the building, it also has the roof as its private terrace. The architecture of Nautica is restrained international style. Its newer neighbours vary from chateauesque to the over-curved and over-angled blocks that have been intrusive elements in the redeveloped streets of this suburb. Nautica is built on the street alignment. A few steps lead, through security doors, to a marble-lined lobby. In other countries, a vigilant but welcoming concierge would be in charge and the lobby would be elaborately furnished. But while this marble-lined lobby isn’t attended, it welcomes residents with wall-hangings in an appropriate nautical theme. The building has two lifts. The second serves only (by key access) the top three floors, giving this penthouse even further exclusivity. On arrival at the top floor, the first hint of what is to come is a bay view, seen through two glass walls. The front door is a full-height timber slab the size of a dining room table. It opens smoothly on pivot hinges, revealing a view across to Williamstown. The living areas of the penthouse extend across the front of the building and down along the southern side, ending with a glass wall facing east. This penthouse-style feature occupies the southern half of the apartment. Its flooring is large, light gray ceramic tiles. Their neutrality allows an interior designer unlimited options for colour in fabrics and furniture.

Inset carpet squares subtly define each zone. These range from the bay-facing sitting area, along to a family area, a meals area and, finally, at the eastern end of the penthouse, a formal dining room with south and east exposure and access to a balcony. Along the way, a comparatively modest kitchen serves formal and informal dining areas. The kitchen, with its rich dark joinery and figured marble benchtops, is a welcome change from the white-on-white kitchens that are so common. It is designed for day-to-day family needs. From this central area, a dramatic helical staircase leads to the roof, which offers a viewing area the size of the apartment. It could potentially be developed into a roof garden and provide yet another entertainment area. The northern half of the unit houses the three bedrooms. Two, with generous wardrobe space, share a bathroom. The main bedroom occupies the north-east corner of the building, getting plenty of morning light and great views of the CBD. In addition to a wall of wardrobes, a free-standing joinery unit makes for a dramatic bed-head and offers further clothes storage. The bathroom has two basins, a bidet, bath and a two-person shower. A cloak room and laundry are located in this area. The basement garage provides no fewer than four secure parking spaces. Beach Street is the dress circle of Port Melbourne. To the south is old St Kilda: to the north is new Beacon Cove but opposite, in addition to a beach, is the Spirit of Tasmania. Her comings and goings define the day down here. Bay Street, just a block away, is a smart shopping strip. In the other direction, the light rail is a quick, picturesque way of getting into town. \ NEIL CLEREHAN

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Fast facts \ Spectacular beach-facing penthouse in the sought-after Nautica apartment building with 360-degree views across Port Phillip Bay and the CBD; designed with several large living and entertainment zones to provide for the whole family as well as large-scale entertaining; spacious marble kitchen with Gaggeneau appliances and a walk-in pantry; three bathrooms (two en suites) with marble accents; 250-square metre rooftop terrace; spacious laundry; zoned heating and cooling; secure storage and basement parking for four cars; access to building’s swimming pool; close to Bay Street shops and cafés and opposite the beach. Port melbourne \ 4km from the city




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St KiLDA \ 53-55 Vale street When a pair of designers create and build their own home, you know the result is going to be a great architectural expression. Built 15 years ago, this property serves a dual function: at the front is an exceptional office over two levels, while at the back is a family residence with a landscaped garden and vegetable patch. The façade, a brilliant fusion of corrugated iron and brick, looks almost like an industrial warehouse. Although it sits on the cusp of St Kilda Road, you would never know, as the structure features sound-proofed walls and west-facing, double-glazed windows. The ground floor of the office area has two meeting rooms, a storage area and a bathroom. A timber staircase opens up to two gigantic spaces, which are fitted out with built-in cabinetry and dark-stained timber floorboards. The second space also has a kitchenette and powder room. A library, with built-in bookshelves and desk, is an appropriate buffer between the spaces. The living area opens onto a timber deck that wraps around the west side of the building. The minimalist kitchen features stainless-steel benchtops, Smeg and Miele appliances and slick cabinetry. Downstairs are three bedrooms, which have built-in wardrobes and views of the garden. The main bedroom has a stylish en suite with white tiles and dual vanities. \ FRANCESCA CARTER






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Auction \ May 18 at 1pm

This residence stands on a secluded corner block near Bay Street. Combining period and contemporary design, the house effortlessly fuses old and new. Twin floor-to-ceiling windows in the main bedroom overlook a green front garden. Modern wallpaper, a walk-in wardrobe and en suite with luxuriously large shower complete these fantastic quarters. Across the hall, a generously proportioned study is bright and airy. The second bedroom, with a large study space, has roof access via retractable stairs. The huge, sunny playroom upstairs is the stuff of kids’ dreams. Together with the third bedroom, this bedroom offers built-in wardrobes and garden views. The two share a bathroom with a bath, shower and double vanity. Big kids will not be left wanting, either. The laundry opens onto a putting green. A modern kitchen has stainless-steel European appliances and bar seating. The lounge area has an open fireplace and bifold doors opening onto a paved rear garden, while the conservatory-style dining space overlooks a sparkling swimming pool. \ DANIEL McCULLOCH

There’s much to adore about this stunning Victorian house in the heart of bustling St Kilda close to The Esplanade, Acland Street, St Kilda beach and Luna Park. Constructed in the 1880s, this house has been with the same family for 63 years. Everything was renovated two years ago, but the beautiful façade with tessellated tiles on the verandah, fine latticework and a grand double frontage provide a worthy reminder of its past. Classic Victorian features such as elaborate ceiling roses, chandeliers and marble fireplaces are sprinkled throughout. The three bedrooms are at the front of the house, where bay windows in the two front rooms look out over the porch. They all have built-in wardrobes and the main also has an en suite. The spacious combined meals, kitchen, living and study area form an L-shape. There are also plans drawn up for an extension of this back area. In the backyard there is a retreat and deck, in addition to a lane along the side of the house. \ ELIZABETH ANILE







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BlacK RocK \ 7 Iona Street This as-new residence is tailored for modern families who like to spread out and enjoy views and take in broad expanses of Port Philip Bay. Swimmers have the choice of a backyard pool or the nearby beach. The elevated location is close to shops and transport. High timber fencing precedes the paved garden and the side drive leads to a three-car garage with workshop. The two-storey façade is finished in charcoal render. The interior is modern all the way, with polished floorboards, soaring ceilings, ceiling fans, plantation shutters, heating and cooling and tactical glazing for optimum intake of natural light. Ground level comprises of the main bedroom suite with walk-in wardrobe and double en suite; a library, powder room, laundry and open-plan kitchen, dining and living area. Upstairs are three more bedrooms, a bathroom and a huge lounge room with glass doors to the covered balcony with panoramic views. The library has a concealed study, bookshelves and a fireplace. The kitchen has ample granite benchtops and Smeg appliances. With timber floorboards, custom storage units and high white ceilings, the spacious open-plan area is linked via concertina glass doors to the covered terrace. Glass fencing splits the backyard between the sandstone pool terrace with a waterfall-fed pool and a lawn area with a cubby. \ KAY KEIGHERY




we love it



Buxton \ 9598 8000

Price \ $1.49 million – $1.59 million

Auction \ May 25 at 12.30pm

agents’ cho i ce POSTCODE


Chisholm & Gamon 9531 1245 3





Marshall White Armadale 9822 9999 3





Kay & Burton Brighton 9592 6522 4





RT Edgar Brighton 9592 9299 5



35 Shelley Street, Elwood ................................................................. Price: $950,000 - 1.04 million ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 25 at 11am ................................................................. OFI As advertised .................................................................

2 Marine Avenue, St Kilda ................................................................. Price: $1 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 25 at 10.30am ................................................................. OFI Thur 2-2.30pm; Sat 12.15-12.45pm .................................................................

16 Downes Avenue, Brighton ................................................................. Price: $2.4 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday June 1 at noon ................................................................. OFI Wed, Sat, 11.15-11.45am .................................................................

24 Shasta Avenue, Brighton East ................................................................. Price: $1.6 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday June 1 at 10.30am ................................................................. OFI Wed, Sat 11-11.30am .................................................................

Embrace the comfort of this fully renovated three-bedroom period house in one of Elwood's most convenient, quiet and tree-lined streets.

From the terrace of this sophisticated SJB-designed townhouse, stunning views over the St Kilda marina and the bay emphasise the appeal of this address.

An ideal family house, this Tudor-style residence sits on a large block opposite Kamesburgh gardens only a short walk to Bay Street shopping and schools.

This renovated five-bedroom house features three living zones, deck, garden, heated pool/spa and garage/studio. Close to schools, transport and shops.

Let's eat lunch @ Café De Cuba, 69 Glenhuntly Road Let's eat dinner @ Blue Tongue, 62 Ormond Road Let's drink coffee @ Jerry's Milk Bar, 345 Barkly Street

Let's eat lunch @ Radio Mexico, 11 Carlisle Street Let's eat dinner @ Cicciolina, 130 Acland Street Let's drink coffee @ Galleon, 9 Carlisle Street

Let's eat lunch @ Olie & Ari, 133-135 Were Street Let's eat dinner @ Madeira Restaurant, 325 Bay Street Let's drink coffee @ Rupert & The Fig, 300 Bay Sreet

Let's eat lunch @ Zest, 59 Landcox Street Let's eat dinner @ a mano Pizzeria, 415 Bay Street Let's drink coffee @ House of Pan, Middle Brighton Station may 15, 2013 \ The weekly review 39

PORT MELBOURNE \ 131 Pickles street

Greg Hocking \ 8644 5500

Price \ $740,000 – $780,000

BRighTON \ 1 / 2 DenDy street

Auction \ May 18 at 1.30pm

Buxton \ 9592 8000

Price \ About $2 million +

Auction \ May 18 at 11am

Port Melbourne is the perfect blend of beachside living and inner-city convenience. So if you’re after a balance between each of these elements, it’s difficult to go past this single-fronted Victorian. A white picket fence, and verandah with detailed latticework make up the classic façade. This house was renovated seven years ago and now high ceilings and a sleek colour palette of white and high-gloss dark-timber floors feature throughout. A simple floor plan has the two bedrooms at the front of the house (both with built-in wardrobes) followed by the main bathroom. Fully tiled and featuring a large skylight, the renovated facilities hold contemporary appeal. The hallway extends through to the open-plan meals, kitchen and living area, where there is a working fireplace, CaesarStone benchtops and Smeg appliances. Making use of every inch of space, part of the backyard can be used as a car space, but it also doubles as an entertainment area. The Bay Street shops, restaurants and cafés, public transport and the sparkling bay are all nearby. \ ELIZABETH ANILE

Metres from Dendy Beach, this single-level apartment is luxurious and low-maintenance in equal measure. Parquetry floors, off-white walls and clean, modern architectural lines feature throughout. Miele and Ilve appliances are used in the kitchen, where a stone island bar overlooks an open-plan dining and lounge area with a modern fireplace. The light, airy space opens onto an incredible, Asian-inspired garden. Highlights of the Ian Lyell-designed outdoor space are a bluestone water feature and paved outdoor dining area. The main bedroom boasts a luxurious en suite with double vanity, spa bath and shower. The room, with oatmeal-coloured walls, lays claim to a walk-in-wardrobe, and opens out onto a private verandah and immaculate courtyard. A concealed study nook is a feature of the second bedroom, while the third has a tranquil view of the bamboo-lined garden path. The two share a beautifully appointed central bathroom. Three basement car spaces are complemented by abundant storage. \ DANIEL McCULLOCH











agENTs’ ch O i cE POSTCODE


Biggin & Scott Brighton 9592 4300 2




Buxton Brighton 9592 8000 3





Hodges Sandringham 9598 1111 4





Marshall White Albert Park 9822 9999 3


5 Lawrence Street, Brighton ................................................................. Price: $800,000 + ................................................................. Auction Saturday June 1 at 11am ................................................................. OFI Sat 11.30am-noon .................................................................

93a Martin Street, Brighton ................................................................. Price: $900,000 - $990,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 25 at 11am ................................................................. OFI Wed 1.15-1.45pm .................................................................

12 Alicia Street, Hampton ................................................................. Price: 1.3 million - $1.4 million ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 25 at noon ................................................................. OFI Wed 12.30-1pm; Sat as advertised .................................................................

81 Erskine Street, Middle Park ................................................................. Price: $1.05 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 25 at 12.30pm ................................................................. OFI Thur noon-12.30pm; Sat 1.15-1.45pm .................................................................

This is a Victorian charmer in a prime Middle Brighton location. Recently renovated with a large north-facing living area opening to paved courtyard.

This single-level, three-bedroom house has north-facing living to a tiled pool and spa, a poolside main bedroom, Miele kitchen, stone benchtops and air-conditioning.

A grand original of this highly-sought cul-de-sac is notable for its grand proportions, its perfect potential and its vast 771sqm (approx) grounds.

A position of ultimate appeal enhances this elegant three-bedroom Edwardian, providing its inviting spaces with proximity to the bay and the beach.

Let's eat lunch @ White Rabbit, 118 Church Street Let's eat dinner @ Saffron Thai, 135 Church Street Let's drink coffee @ Laurent Patisserie, 2/71 Church Street

Let's eat lunch @ Fox in the Box, 169 Martin Street Let's eat dinner @ Fujiyama Japanese, 292 Bay Street Let's drink coffee @ Martin Street Café, 147 Martin Street

Let's eat lunch @ Brown Cow Café, 382 Hampton Street Let's eat dinner @ Sandringham Yacht Club, Jetty Road Let's drink coffee @ Espresso Elements, 305 Hampton Street

Let's eat lunch @ Mart130 Café, 107 Canterbury Road Let's eat dinner @ The Middle Park Hotel, 102 Canterbury Road Let's drink coffee @ Gum Tree, 16 Armstrong Street

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WE LOvE it Hodges \ 9589 6077

Price \ $1.05 million – $1.15 million

Auction \ May 18 at 11am

Chisholm & Gamon \ 9531 1245

Price \ $1.57 million – $1.65 million

Auction \ May 18 at 1pm

This property’s semicircular front verandah is a rare art deco specimen and inside, original features are remarkably preserved. It’s roomy enough for a large family and the north-facing backyard has a heated pool and spa, an outdoor entertainment area and a bungalow. The house has gas heating and solar power. Modernisation might be on the minds of some people inspecting but meanwhile the period ambience is worth savouring. The high ceilings have fine detail in great condition. Oversized, timber framed windows, lovely double doors and picture rails add to homeliness. Formal lounge and dining rooms are to the left of the entrance foyer and the main bedroom is to the right. The dining room has an open fireplace and the main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and an en suite. The central kitchen is open to a living room with glass walls to the backyard. Lawn separates the house from the covered area adjoining the bungalow and big pool. Royal Melbourne Golf Club, Half Moon Bay and Black Rock Village are within walking distance. \ KAY KEIGHERY

This five-bedroom house has a classic weatherboard façade and picket fence, but as you can see from the rear (pictured), it also has bright open spaces with the benefit of modern luxury. Timber floors, high ceilings, big rooms with original fireplaces and built-in wardrobes are all there. A recent renovation, however, has added an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area, which has modern appliances and a huge island benchtop. This massive space, which is filled with light from the north through floor-to-ceiling windows, reaches out to the backyard, the outdoor dining area and garage. What was once an attic is now a loft-level main bedroom suite with its own balcony, which overlooks the back garden. With a walk-in wardrobe and en suite, parents won’t find it hard to get away from it all. Close to Brighton Road trams, Elwood and Elsternwick primary schools, parks, gardens and the beach, this is one pocket of Melbourne that caters for the extremely active and the laze-about Sunday afternooners. \ EDDIE MORTON












ur recent experience as buyer advocates shows that Melbourne’s $1 million-plus market clearly still has some oomph, on the really good houses anyway. We were beaten on two good $2 million properties, both of which were volcano auctions with four or more bidders. One was in Albert Park, which had been quoted at $1.8 million-plus and ended up selling for $2.7 million. The other was in Hawthorn East and was declared on the market at $2.3 million, but after relentless bidding by three other bidders, we were left behind in the vapour trail, with a final result of $2.6 million. In both cases we had thought we were in with a good chance, but when it comes to that magical $2 million to $3 million market segment, we clearly know nothing. This experience strengthens our comments of last week that, if we are in a bit of a lull, it is only in terms of the supply of quality stock. When the good stuff does come out, competition is fierce. It’s not that we are in an especially low stock market in terms of numbers. In fact, with more than 100 $1 million-plus homes going to auction in the next four weeks, this

is a fairly normal market stock-wise. It’s just that a lot of what is on offer is nowhere near as exciting as it was pre-Easter. When you do get something good, such as those properties we missed out on in Albert Park and Hawthorn East, they go like crackers. In fact, it has got to the point with some of the really good properties that we are recommending clients let us try negotiating before auction to avoid the competition we’ve been seeing – this is a different recommendation to this time last year. For instance, there was strong bidding for the double-fronted Victorian house in a leafy street at 101 Guildford Road, Surrey Hills (Hamish Tostevin, Marshall White). A strong opening bid of $1.43 million for the property began a fierce competition among four bidders, with the final result coming in at $1.575 million. In Prahran, a nicely renovated former shopfront dwelling at 63 Lewisham Road (Andrew James, Hocking Stuart) also brought a strongly fought auction. Four bidders jumped from all corners as soon as the auction started, taking the final result to $1.135 million. At 139 Finch Street, Glen Iris (James Redfern, Marshall White), five bidders fought it out for a house on 874 square metres of land for a final buy price of just


mAL JAmEs \ Quality properties a lure for auction action

sOLD $1.575 miLLiOn 101 guiLDfORD ROAD, suRREy hiLLs

over $2.1 million. This property sold about a year ago for slightly more than $1.9 million. In Brighton, at 125 Cochrane Street (David Hart, Buxton), three bidders took the price about $200,000 past the reserve on a good-quality $2 million townhouse. The sale of the pretty freestanding brick double-fronter on roughly 317 square metres at 93 Richardson Street, Albert Park (Greg Hocking, Greg Hocking Holdsworth), was another cracker. This house, with a northern orientation, needs a full renovation, but buyers were keen. It was quoted at $1.8 million and sold under the hammer for a solid $2.7 million, after some “ballsy” bidding from four would-be owners. Hocking did his job

properly, declaring the property on the market at $2 million. This was simply not an auction for the faint-hearted. From a numbers point of view, this sale represented $8517 a square metre. This compares to the recent sales at St Vincent Place, where the total sale price of about $12 million made for an average price per square metre of $8508. I know we keep harping on about the St Vincent Place houses, but the sales results on all three confirm that buyers are prepared to pay good money for properties in a great location that they see as having good potential. So, despite the less-than-stellar stock for sale at the moment, we are seeing healthy price rises. In fact, in the past six months we have seen the reverse of the 10 per cent drop that happened after Anzac Day 2010 and troughed about October last year. It has been a reasonably quick retracing of that decline, and it seems we have pretty much clawed a lot of that drop back, taking us back to the crest of the mountain we last saw about this time in 2010. \ Mal James Principal Buyer Advocate 0408 107 988 \ 9804 3133 We Only Buy Homes may 15, 2013 \ The weekly review 41

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 in which lush & established gardens provide a peaceful & private setting. Secure off street parking via rear access, highly sought orientation and positioned in a peaceful & tightly held quiet street create the perfect secluded bayside family home. Elwood Primary School zone, Roof storage, Ducted gas heating, air-conditioning & tree house to delight the children. Families will love the parks, riding & walking paths, access to transport and proximity to schools & inner city attractions.

Auction: Contact:

Saturday 18th May 1.00pm Torsten Kasper 0428 454 181 Kylie Hill 0415 742 942

Elwood | 5 Byron Street

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Period Charm – Modern Interiors An inviting 4 bedroom 2 bathroom solid brick period home with a modern edge & delightful open plan extension drenched by natural sun light & opening to a low maintenance courtyard provides a peaceful & private setting. Custom joinery allows a place for everything in this family sized home with hydronic heating, air conditioning and off street parking via ROW creates the perfect bayside home. Ample storage including under stair storage, zoned Hydronic heating, air conditioning, alarm system, watering system, foxtel connection, heated towel rails, ducted vacuum, polished floor boards & carpeted bedrooms. This address is a short walk to the tram & Ripponlea train station for easy access to the City; close by are primary and secondary schools and colleges, also fabulous cafes, bars and shopping, and you are only minutes away from the beach, Elwood Village & Tennyson Street precincts.

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 1st June 11.00am $1,250,000 - $1,350,000 Torsten Kasper 0428 454 181 Kylie Hill 0415 742 942

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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

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

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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:

597 Balcombe Rd, Black Rock 9589 3133

90 Ormond Rd, Elwood 9531 1245

325 Bay St, Port Melbourne 9646 4444

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

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Elwood | 35 Shelley Street




Entertainers dream Embrace the comfort of this fully renovated 3 bedroom period home in one of Elwood’s most convenient & leafy locales, privately positioned in a quiet tree-lined street with stylish street presence. Comprising enviable family open plan living with generous proportions, ducted heating throughout, off street parking for 2 cars and delightful decked alfresco area for indoor-outdoor enjoyment. Auction: Saturday 25th May 11.00am Guide: $950,000 - $1,040,000

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

Elwood | 3/4 Docker Street




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




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. Auction: Thursday 23rd May 1.00pm Guide: $1,700,0000 - $1,800,000

Ultimate Elwood Entertainer! Architect designed (Millar Roberston) and completely captivating this 3 bedroom urban townhouse is sure to ignite the senses with its north facing aspect that captures uplifting sunshine all day long. Entertainers will revel in the expansive open-plan spaces which flow effortlessly and yet offer clever separation. A covered sun-drenched terrace is ideal for alfresco dining. LU garage, walk to the beach. Auction: Saturday 1st June 11.00am Guide: $750,000 - $820,000

Black Rock | 602 Balcombe Road

Elsternwick/Elwood | 3/110 Brighton Road,

Contact: Len Sharp 0418 323 928 Nick Jones 0421 839 425




Elegant art deco boutique block of 4: BRIGHTON-LE-SANDS Enjoy a wonderful sense of privacy, leafy aspects & abundant light in this sophisticated, renovated 2 bedroom art deco apartment with balcony and undercover off street parking, boasting a secure & highly desirable first floor position offering bright generously proportioned living spaces & tree top vistas. Auction: Saturday 25th May 12.00pm Guide: $530,000 - $580,000

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

REIV Marketing Winner and Finalist 2004 – 2012

HOLDSWORTH Albert Park 35 Philipson Street

Classic Edwardian Of Eight Principal Rooms On Land 410 Sq M (Approx.) Featuring spacious rooms, glorious period detail & soaring ceilings, this grand family residence offers a rare opportunity to live comfortably or renovate & extend to your own requirements (STCA). Quietly nestled adjacent the beach & nearby Albert Park village, this splendid freestanding home offers a large living room, separate dining room, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (sep powder room), kitchen & family room.


One the area´s finest avenues, evocative 1890´s character and the coveted inner city privilege of a rear garden with vehicle access via ROW. Relish the immediate lifestyle rewards of this comfortably presented solid brick Victorian whilst you plan a contemporary update or renovation/ extension (STCA) of its 160 sqm approx. dimensions. Walk to the beach, Victoria Avenue shops and trams. Albert Park

8644 5500

Spectacular Spaces In An A-List Address




Contact Agent


Wednesday 12:00-12:30pm Saturday & Sunday as advertised

PPTY WEB CONTACT Greg Hocking Brett Hallam

Albert Park 91 Page Street

Compelling Elements Ensure Certain Bayside Success

Albert Park 38 Barrett Street

0418 329 961 0418 318 283


St Kilda West 2/343 Beaconsfield Parade

Renovated Beachfront Townhouse





$1m - $1.1m


Wednesday 12:45pm - 1:15pm Saturday & Sunday as advertised

PPTY WEB CONTACT John Holdsworth Greg Hocking

An allotment offering some 262.3sqm, impressive 43m plus depth and significant 6.2m approx. width introduces this exceptional Victorian, featuring genuine 5 bdrm flexibility and the additional advantage of second frontage to Little Graham Street. DLUG/studio/home office/gym beneath 2 upstairs bedrooms sharing a second bathroom makes this designer home, in an elite, tree lined address, even more desirable.

0417 318 271 0418 329 961

With the distinct advantage of its own street frontage, secure independent entry from Beaconsfield Pde & communal pool, this 2 bdrm/2 bathroom town residence offers a brilliant beachside combination of stylish low maintenance ease & doorstep foreshore access. Floor to ceiling natural light, stacked stone detail & polished floors create a sophisticated ambience throughout. Includes stone kitchen, main bdrm (ensuite/Marina views), private courtyard, basement parking x2.






Contact Agent


Wednesday 5.30-6:00pm Saturday & Sunday as advertised

PPTY WEB CONTACT Greg Hocking Brett Hallam

0418 329 961 0418 318 283

AUCTION Sat 25 May





Contact Agent


Wednesday 12:00pm - 12:30pm Saturday & Sunday as advertised

PPTY WEB CONTACT Brett Hallam Greg Hocking

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Melbourne 1606/576 St Kilda Road


“YVE” - Luxurious Three Bedroom Plus Study Sub Penthouse With Stunning Panoramic Views In Melbourne’s Iconic Residential Tower.


Superbly positioned on the 16th level of the iconic YVE development on Melbourne’s premier residential boulevard, this generously proportioned apartment enjoys spectacular views of the bay, 3 bedrooms (master with ensuite), powder room, expansive open plan living/dining zone opening onto full width terrace, gourmet kitchen, 4 secure car parks, separate study, and use of heated pool, spa, sauna, steam room, gymnasium, 24/7 concierge/security, executive lounge, business centre, cinema and wine cellar. 46 The weekly review \ may 15, 2013



Wed 1.45 - 2.15pm, Thurs 1.15 - 1.45pm & Sat as advertised Sat 25th May - 3.30pm 58 / A5 > OFFICE Albert Park 29 Victoria Avenue 3206 > TEL 9690 5366 > CONTACT Kendall Bares 0417 837 879 Simon Graf 0423 221 204

Brighton 16 Vaucluse Avenue Verve and charm combined on one level. Secluded amongst colourful low maintenance gardens, this stylish contemporary period home, featuring sparkling in-ground pool, offers idyllic single-level living only minutes to parkland, cosmopolitan shopping, fine dining, public transport, the beach and so much more. Comprises, 3 bedrooms (main with large dressing room and stunning ensuite), huge study/living room, loft/playroom, 2nd beautiful bathroom. Fabulous modern kitchen to large family room with open fireplace overlooking private paved garden and pool. Features include lock up garage, security gates, ducted heating and evaporative cooling. 3



2 Wed 1.00 - 1.30pm & Sat 11.00 - 11.30am Sat 25th May - 10.30am 67 / E8 Please contact agent Brighton 307 Bay Street 3186 9596 7055 Peter Kennett 0418 318 284 Tamara Whelan 0409 532 606

Black Rock 6 Ardoyne Street A family opportunity of leisure & lifestyle. On a substantial 775sqm (8340sqft) approx of lush tropical gardens, this architecturally designed 3 bedroom 2 bathroom entertainer is an immaculate example of its time. Enjoying raked & cathedral ceilings, exposed brick fireplaces & beautiful garden & pool views, this idyllic sanctuary enjoys a generous lounge, raised dining room with servery to the timber kitchen (WI pantry), tiled meals area opening to the alfresco area & a casual family room. A great home to renovate, extend up (potential bay views) or rebuild, complete with ducted heating, air cond, ducted vac, outdoor storage & auto gates to the double carport. Moments to Village cafes, schools, golf courses & the beach. 3




775 (approx)

Wed 12.15 - 12.45pm & Sat 12.30 - 1.00pm Sat 25th May - 1.30pm 85 / K3 $1,165,000 - $1,295,000 Sandringham 62-64 Station Street 3191 9521 9800 Lachlan Hosking 0414 999 689 Jenny Dwyer 0418 528 988 may 15, 2013 \ The weekly review 47

South Melbourne 312 Albert Road Classic Double Fronted Edwardian Family Residence Of Eight Principal Rooms With Two Street Frontages On Deep Northern Allotment With Dual Vehicle Access. Showcasing exquisite period splendour with today’s appointments, this generously proportioned family home offers splendid light filled modern living. Comprises fabulous spacious formal/informal living zones, fully appointed modern kitchen with adjacent large family room. With five bedrooms and two sumptuous bathrooms, this magnificent home is further enhanced by dual vehicle access and a tranquil large sunny northern garden oasis. Note: Heating/cooling systems. Land: 10m x 36m approx. 5



Albert Park 44 Reed Street Just a short walk to the beach & Victoria Ave cafes & shops, this classic Victorian features 2 BRs (both with BIRs), elevated 3rd BR/home office, central bathroom, sep l’dry, reno’d kitchen adjoining open plan living/dining area opening to courtyard garden with ROW at rear to provide potential OSP. 48 The weekly review \ may 15, 2013




Thurs 12.00 - 12.30pm & Sat as advertised > AUCTION Sat 1st June - 1.30pm > MEL REF 57 / D5 > OFFICE Albert Park 29 Victoria Avenue 3206 > TEL 9690 5366 > CONTACT David Wood 0418 315 114 Michael Coen 0418 353 110 > VIEW


360 (approx)

Thurs 1.00 - 1.30pm & Sat 1.30 - 2.00pm Sat 1st June - 12.30pm 57 / H3 Albert Park 29 Victoria Avenue 3206 9690 5366 Michael Coen 0418 353 110 David Wood 0418 315 114

Beaumaris 21 Hilton Street This exceptional family home offers gracious living/dining areas, lift access to 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, huge roof terrace, panoramic bay views, study, fully equipped chef’s kitchen, indoor pool, sauna, gym, sunny alfresco entertaining areas & double garage.




892 (approx)

Wed 12.30 - 1.00pm & Sat 2.15 - 2.45pm > AUCTION Sat 1st June - 1.30pm > MEL REF 86 / B5 > EPR $2,200,000 - $2,600,000 > OFFICE Sandringham 62-64 Station Street 3191 > TEL 9521 9800 > CONTACT Warren Smith 0408 738 664 Garry Donovan 0419 588 660 > VIEW

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.

Elwood 6/41 Shelley Street Huge on space & Deco appeal. Experience the Deco allure from the moment you step inside this apartment. Comprising: living (OFP), dining, balcony, galley kitchen, 2 bedrooms (BIRs), bathroom, laundry facilities & car space. Unsurpassed location.





Wed 11.45 - 12.15pm & Sat from 12.00pm > AUCTION Sat 18th May - 12.30pm > MEL REF 86 / A2 > EPR $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




Sat from 11.00am Sat 18th May - 11.30am 57 / B2 $610,000 - $670,000 > OFFICE St Kilda 204-212 Barkly Street 3182 > TEL 9853 8733 > CONTACT Thomas Lund 0419 770 340 Sam Inan 0433 076 999 > VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF > EPR

Brighton 4A Vaucluse Avenue New and exhilarating, this visionary residence is a contemporary wonder. Come and be impressed by the inviting living spaces, 3 bedrooms and study, and outdoor living with lap pool. Fine design and feature-rich innovation near the bay and schools.

Hampton 7 Avelin Street A casual Californian charmer in the Castlefield Estate. In picturesque gardens, this enchanting 3 bedroom Californian Bungalow is warm, charming & full of potential featuring a timber kitchen, open plan living & dining, spa bathroom, elevated deck over the captivating garden & off street parking.




Wed 5.30 - 6.00pm & Sat 1.45 - 2.15pm > AUCTION Sat 1st June - 1.30pm > MEL REF 67 / E8 > EPR $1,450,000 - $1,550,000 > OFFICE Brighton 307 Bay Street 3186 > TEL 9596 7055 > CONTACT John Clarkson 0408 153 045 Tamara Whelan 0409 532 606 > VIEW




581 (approx)

Wed 10.30 - 11.00am & Sat 2.00 - 2.30pm > AUCTION Sat 25th May - 12.30pm > MEL REF 76 / H4 > EPR $1,050,000 - $1,150,000 > OFFICE Sandringham 62-64 Station Street 3191 > TEL 9521 9800 > CONTACT Jenny Dwyer 0418 528 988 Kate Smith 0419 135 849 > VIEW may 15, 2013 \ The weekly review 49

Hampton 26 Ivy Street Be the proud owner of this spacious home, near schools, golf and parks. On 724sqm (approx), there’s 5 bedrooms, 3 living zones, and north-facing indoor-outdoor living. Updated with everything you need, and moments from Hampton St.




724 (approx)

Wed 1.15 - 1.45pm & Sat 1.45 - 2.15pm > AUCTION Sat 25th May - 11.00am > MEL REF 76 / K4 > EPR $1,090,000 - $1,190,000 > OFFICE Sandringham 62-64 Station Street 3191 > TEL 9521 9800 > CONTACT Jenny Dwyer 0418 528 988 Andrew Edwards 0410 353 632 > VIEW

Hampton 3/40-42 Bamfield Street 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 11.00 - 11.30am & Sat from 11.00am > AUCTION Sat 18th May - 11.30am > MEL REF 76 / G8 > EPR $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 Sponsor


St Kilda 5/25 Jackson Street Ripe to renovate! With tree top views over St Kilda and the city this pick of the bunch apartment is positioned on the 2nd floor and front of the block, plus it’s only a stroll to Fitzroy Street, Acland Street, beaches and parks.

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Sat 1st June - 12.30pm 58 / A9 $360,000 - $400,000 St Kilda 204-212 Barkly Street 3182 > TEL 9853 8733 > CONTACT Thomas Lund 0419 770 340 Kehren Eade 0419 395 614 > AUCTION > MEL REF > EPR > OFFICE


ULTIMATE FAMILY HOME & LOCATION Dress Circle on Dendy Park, this architect-designed 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom home offers a seamless flow - inside, outside & through a gate to the park. • 1st-flr master with panoramic playing-field & walking-track views • Media-lounge & family zones wrapping side deck for wide views • 3rd living area with park-glimpse thru C’Stone & Blanco kitchen • Dble auto-garage • Main dual vanity ensuite, 2nd grnd-flr suite with 2-way ensuite • Hydronic heating, cooling, gas-fireplace • Glassfenced spa • Schools within a walk, Brighton Golf Course close For Sale View Sat 12.30-1.00pm and Wed 1.00-1.30pm Contact Frank Wiedermann 0417 336 304 Marcus Gollings 0422 236 990 Office 316 Bay Street Brighton 9596 7411 Brighton





Middle Park

MIDDLE PARK 63 Nimmo Street Superbly situated moments from the beach, this classically appealing four bedroom plus study Federation residence on 456sqm (approx) boasts all the charm of the era enhanced by an intelligent double storey extension. Generous formal living and dining domain, a beautifully bright open-plan casual living/dining space and granite kitchen are complemented above by a versatile rumpus room/children´s retreat. Outdoors an inviting garden provides space for seamless indoor-outdoor entertaining. Hydronic heating, refrigerated cooling and secure parking for 2 cars.


Saturday 1st June at 1.30pm


Thursday 12.15-12.45pm & Saturday 1.15-1.45pm




Nicholas Hoo 0435 728 272 Oliver Bruce 0409 856 599



119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999



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ST KILDA 53-55 Vale Street Within this spectacular building, two distinct dwellings have been created. One a state of the art residence with a beautiful garden featuring a library, living/dining with stylish kitchen, main bedroom (ensuite/BIR), two further bedrooms (BIRs) with bathroom and Euro-laundry. The other a stunning 2-storey office comprising two meeting rooms, a reception area, two large studios, two powder-rooms and kitchenette. Features double glazing, hydronic heating, RC/ air-conditioning, alarm, video intercom, 2x garage and 4x carport.


Saturday 25th May at 12.30pm


Thursday 4-4.30pm & Saturday 2-2.30pm




Andrew Hayne 0418 395 349 Oliver Bruce 0409 856 599



119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999



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ALBERT PARK 142 Kerferd Road Classical elegance and contemporary excellence prove to be perfectly compatible throughout this exceptional three bedroom, two bathroom home, prominently positioned on the Dinsdale Street corner, close to MSAC, the beach, bike paths and baristas. An evocative octagonal hall introduces a refined dining room, an instantly inviting living room, bright study and modern living and/or everyday dining domain with open plan kitchen overlooking a sunny, stylish backdrop. Hydronic heating. Secure garage. A landmark.


Saturday 25th May at 2.30pm


Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 11.30-12pm




Adrian Wood 0404 861 508 Michael Paproth 0488 300 800



119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999



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BEAUMARIS 19 Wellington Avenue Big bay views, serenity and a first-class home are designed for the ultimate in beachside living. Multi-zone elevated home is full of light, luxury and water views from all 4 bedrooms. Generous living areas, deluxe design, pool, and easy access from 2 streets. Beaumaris at its best.


Saturday 1st June at 1.30pm


Thursday 1.45-2.15pm & Saturday 2.15-2.45pm




Rob Strickland 0437 076 069 Kate Strickland 0400 125 946



312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999



BRIGHTON 1 Melville Lane Are you ready to discover a perfectly located downsizer, full of sun and designed for lock up and leave living. This is it, hidden away off Outer Crescent. Architect-designed 3bedroom home has north-facing living, in-floor heating, study area, security, sunshine, and an easy-care garden. Make yourself at home in this well-designed residence, and be near parkland, Church St and the beach.


Saturday 25th May at 3.30pm


Thursday 12.15-12.45pm & Saturday 1.30-2pm




Kate Strickland 0400 125 946 Gerry Gordon 0418 144 000



312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999



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BRIGHTON 11 Harwood Street Fine design is at the heart of this ultra-stylish home, impressively renovated by Nick McKimm and 2 doors from Elsternwick Park. Interior Designer´s own home features a large north-facing family room, lounge/home office, and zoned kids´ retreat. All 4 bedrooms, big study, and bathrooms reveal premium fitouts. Deluxe outdoor living with a pool, fantastic Miele kitchen with 2 pantries, smart zoning, Sonos and keyless entry. Impressive address close to the beach, schools and a short stroll to Little Ox Café.

Expressions of Interest Close 5pm Monday 3rd June



Thursday 12.15-12.45pm & Saturday 2.30-3pm



Barb Gregory 0419 568 370 Mark Bury 0450 096 137



312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

BRIGHTON 15 Wolseley Grove Experience indulgence and a sought-after address for an enviable way of living. Newly updated interior and northfacing outdoor living make this house state-of-the-art. Four living areas including a home cinema, a pool and new cabana, 4 bedrooms, and a generous study have undergone a style revival. Hi-tech fitout and every indulgence for prestige living including a parents´ retreat, Sonos system, keyless entry, outdoor heating and automated blinds. Prized street near beach, Were St´s cafes, Brighton Beach station and schools.


Saturday 25th May at 1.30pm


Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 3.30-4pm




Kate Strickland 0400 125 946 Barb Gregory 0419 568 370



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 3.45-4.15pm & Saturday from 11am




Barb Gregory 0419 568 370 Ian Whiteside 0419 591 761



312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

BRIGHTON 2 Leonie Court Newly renovated parkside home offers the perfect lowmaintenance lifestyle. Excellent design includes spacious living with views across William St Reserve, 3 bedrooms, self-contained retreat, and luxury kitchen and bathrooms. Premium fitout for easy-care indulgence, study area, deck, stylish landscaping, and double garage. Court address close to Church St, Bay St, trains, schools.


Saturday 1st June at 11.30am


Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 10.30-11am




Jason Collie 0403 191 453 Barb Gregory 0419 568 370



312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999



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BRIGHTON 717 Hampton Street Home in on the large-scale design and fantastic outdoor living of this outstanding home on 864sqm (approx). Impressively renovated, there´s 4 bedrooms and 2 studies, north-facing family room with views of the Out From The Blue pool, lounge and dining rooms, and teenage retreat. Premium design, large Miele kitchen, and well-planned interior. Central location near schools, beach and Were St cafes.


Saturday 25th May at 11.30am


Thursday 11.30-12pm & Saturday 10.30-11am




Barb Gregory 0419 568 370 Mark Bury 0450 096 137



312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999



BRIGHTON EAST 3 Welwyn Avenue The ultimate in fine design and quality has created the perfect family home, metres from Dendy Park and near schools. This is unique and innovative, with the best finishes and a vast array of magnificent features. Luxurious and innovative, with 5 living zones including a home theatre, 4 bedrooms all with ensuites, study, and gourmet marble kitchen and butler´s pantry with 6 Miele appliances. Outstanding outdoor living, with a pool, al fresco kitchen and all-weather dining area. Easy walk to South Rd schools.


Saturday 18th May at 3.30pm


Thursday 10.45-11.15am & Saturday from 3pm




Kate Strickland 0400 125 946 Mark Bury 0450 096 137



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 690 sqm 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 10.30-11am & Saturday 10-10.30am


Rob Strickland 0437 076 069 Kate Strickland 0400 125 946




312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999



ELWOOD 111 Ormond Esplanade Exceptional single-level home has the beach, parks and cafes only metres away. Deluxe fitout, generous zoned living, 4 bedrooms, marble and Smeg kitchen, and meticulous design in every room. Impressive indoor-outdoor living, ducted A/C, open fireplaces, double glazing, automated shutters and gates, and a first-class interior for the finest beachside lifestyle. Land: 595sqm (approx).


Saturday 25th May at 3.30pm


Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 12.15-12.45pm




Mark Bury 0450 096 137 Barb Gregory 0419 568 370



312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999



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HAMPTON 452a Bluff Road A beautiful interior and park views make this an inspired choice for contemporary indulgence. 2 living zones, 3 impressive bedrooms, 2 quality bathrooms, and 5-star fitout. Come and admire the quality, with Miele appliances, timber floors, zoned heating, deck, bifold doors, courtyard gardens, and easy car access. There´s nothing to do here, as everything you want is in place ... stone finishes, air conditioners, plenty of storage, and easy car access. An inspired choice for elegant living near shops, parks and playgrounds.


Saturday 25th May at 10.30am


Thursday 10.30-11am & Saturday 1-1.30pm


Robin Parker 0409 336 282 Rob Strickland 0437 076 069




312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999



SOUTH MELBOURNE 354 Park Street This superbly presented town residence delivers contemporary lifestyle appeal through generously proportioned living/dining room, well equipped modern kitchen, 2 spacious bedrooms (BIRs), stylish bathroom and north-facing courtyard. Features panel heating, laundry and off-street parking.


Saturday 1st June at 11.30am


Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 12.15-12.45pm




Ben Williams 0481 275 773 Damian O'Sullivan 0418 566 916



119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999



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SOUTH MELBOURNE 68 Iffla Street Contemporary lines make a compelling, contrasting contribution to a desirable streetscape. Inside, the story is equally impressive. This exceptional inner city home of up to four bedrooms, served by two superb bathrooms, makes style statements that speak loud and clear. A living/dining area that captures north west light includes a stylish open plan kitchen that reflects design excellence. Beyond, an elegantly low-maintenance courtyard creates the perfect retreat. Walk to Albert Park Primary School & Senior School and Bridport Street.


Saturday 25th May at 10am


Thursday 11.15-11.45am & Saturday 3-3.30pm




Adrian Wood 0404 861 508 Michael Paproth 0488 300 800



119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999



ST KILDA 15 Neptune Street This beautifully appointed 1920s charming home has been thoroughly renovated revealing stylish, contemporary interiors in this highly sought after position. Set behind a picket fence, intelligently renovated interiors include generous living room with open-fireplace, a gorgeous kitchen boasting stone benches and Miele appliances, two delightful bedrooms and a polished bathroom. A private courtyard with rear access to a laneway provides space for entertaining and off-street parking for one car. Close to Albert Park and St Kilda beach.


Saturday 25th May at 10.30am


Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 12.30-1pm




Simon Gowling 0422 234 644 Michael Paproth 0488 300 800



119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999



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ST KILDA 2 Marine Avenue Residence 2 - From the terrace of this sophisticated SJB designed 3 BR, 2 bthrm townhouse, stunning views over St Kilda Marina & the ocean emphasize the appeal of this address. Enhanced by its own frontage, an elegantly landscaped courtyard introduces ground level living/dining & Caesar-stone kitchen with separate laundry & pdr-rm, 3 upstairs BRs, main with ensuite & designer bthrm. Above, the top floor retreat overlooks the rooftop terrace. Heat/cool, security & garage emphasize significant convenience on Marine Pde´s only cul-de-sac just moments from Acland St.


Saturday 25th May at 10.30am


Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 12.15-12.45pm




James Redfern 0412 360 667 Kaine Lanyon 0411 875 478



1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999



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16 Downes Avenue Brighton

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Superb Substance and Faultless Family Style Set on approx. 909sqm/9,799sqft and opposite Kamesburgh Gardens, this impressive two-storey, four bedroom, four bathroom residence transitions from a picturesque Tudor façade to an eye-catching contemporary living environment in one of Brighton’s favorite addresses. The garden features a heated pool and a pool house with a kitchen, sauna and bathroom. Includes a study, garage and double carport and is close to Golden Mile beaches, Bay Street shopping and schools. VIEW Wednesday & Saturday 11.15 - 11.45am

CALL Stewart Lopez Bert Geraerts

0418 377 757 0418 514 090

34a Foam Street Elwood

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Thursday 6th June at 5pm

A Bayside Masterpiece This exquisite Bayside home demonstrates a dedication to style across two striking levels. Expansive entertaining areas and the European kitchen extend into landscaped courtyards, featuring a lap pool and built in BBQ. Upstairs offers the master bedroom with his and her walk in robes, en suite and two further bedrooms. Other features include two-car garage with private studio/fourth bedroom, heating and cooling, gas ďŹ replace, security alarm and intercom. VIEW Thursday 11 - 11.30am & 5 - 5.30pm

CALL Alex Schiavo Gary Jan

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901/65 Beach Street Port Melbourne

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Perfect Penthouse on the Beach Located opposite the Beach and moments from Bay Street, this Penthouse of approx. 50 squares 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 of approx. 25 squares. 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

0419 239 549 0418 322 994

11-17 Williams Road Mount Eliza

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Tuesday 28th May at 5pm

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 approx. 17,184m²/4.25 acres, 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

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364 Park Street South Melbourne

AUCTION Saturday 25th May at 12noon

Charming Period Home in St Vincent Gardens Precinct ‘Clive Terrace’ An absolutely delightful renovated two-storey Victorian period home set back with front garden. Character features, enhanced by warm interiors, include dual arched hallway, high ceilings, polished timber floors, marble open fireplaces. Four bedrooms plus study, three bathrooms, powder room, formal sitting room, separate dining room. Impressive chef’s kitchen flows to casual lightfilled living dining area. Outdoor entertainment area with low maintenance garden. Heating and cooling. Double garage, loft studio bedroom and bathroom. VIEW Thursday 12 - 12.30pm & 6 - 6.30pm

CALL Alex Schiavo Gary Jan

0419 239 549 0418 117 272

C AY Z E R Port Melbourne


5/74 Stokes Street



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 Geoff Cayzer 9690 9782

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Albert Park

88 Merton Street


This classic freestanding Victorian brick residence is set on bluestone foundations on a desirable corner location offering two street access to Gray Lane. In superb order throughout yet offering enormous scope to renovate/extend, current plans/permit approved. Comp: Wide entrance hall, 3 bedrooms (BIRs), impressive full-width living (OFP), updated kitchen, casual open plan living, spacious decking & garden, lock-up garage. Allot: 7.31m x 40.23m (apx).

AUCTION: Sunday 2nd June at 12pm ESR: Contact Agent Andrew Turner 0408 211 281 Geoff Cayzer 9690 9782

310 Bay Street Port Melbourne 9646 0812

348 Orrong Road Caulfield 9526 1999 55 Inkerman Street St Kilda 9066 4688



Exclusive, Extraordinary – Ernest & Noemi Fooks’ Own Home This exclusive, extraordinary home positioned in one of the Golden Mile’s most prestigious streets on a magnificent allotment (1,092m2/11,000sqft approx title dimensions) was designed by renowned architect Ernest Fooks for himself & his wife Noemi. Deceptively unassuming from the street, this single storey designed house is a complex, multilayered composition in a fully designed landscape, enriched by the complexity & variety of finishes throughout.







Auction Sunday 26 May 2:30pm Inspect Thurs 5:30-6:00pm, Sat 2:45-3:15pm & Sun 4:00-4:30pm Contact Darren Krongold 0438 515 433 Sally Zelman 0412 294 488




An investment in lifestyle and the future, this prized vacant 42 acre (approx) rural holding is a rare and precious opportunity just moments from the heart of Mt Eliza and Mornington and with easy access to Moorooduc Rd. On the edge of Mt Eliza’s southern slopes, this attractive L-shaped parcel of land is positioned to deliver the best of both worlds offering a rural lifestyle yet so close to suburban conveniences and Mt Eliza’s prestigious selections of schools. With changes to Green Wedge zoning allowing for a number of potential uses including as a school, primary produce sales, bed and breakfast, an equestrian facility or other sustainable farming pursuits, there is broad scope to develop the land. Featuring two dams on the property, there is also potential to tap into an endless supply of recycled water from the nearby Melbourne Water outfall main for horticulture. For those searching for lifestyle, build the home of your dreams with the space to keep cattle or horses and soak up rural living with the ability to easily AUCTION Saturday 18th May @ 3.30pm commute to the city via the new Peninsula

Link freeway!

INSPECT By Appointment TOM CROWDER 0438 670 300

Sandringham 4/5 Trentham Street Auction Price Inspect Office Contact




Sat 25th May at 11am $525K - $575K Wed at 12.45-1.15pm, Sat at 12.15-12.45pm 10 Bay Road 9598 1111 Paul Bond 0419 519 311 Sarah Sharp 0411 750 700

Wander beach or cafes from a tranquil haven Peaceful enjoyment for this villa unit, private and secure, a short walk to the village, beach and station. A sunny northerly aspect for a spacious lounge and one of the robed bedrooms, open plan casual meals & kitchen and lengthy paved courtyard with ducted heating and freshly painted.

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Brighton 5 Merton Avenue Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

Sat 25th May at 12noon $1.9M - $2.05M Wed at 2.45-3.15pm 251 Bay Street Brighton 9596 1111 Campbell Cooney 0418 337 055 Simone Chin 0403 857 266

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4 Family Size Edwardian - Full of Character In a coveted location only a block from the beach and North Road tea house, this grand Edwardian solid brick residence blends original period features and rooms of substantial proportion with contemporary refinements creating a wonderful family environment. Featuring classically elegant interiors, 4



bedrooms, formal living and dining rooms, open plan kitchen, meals and family, study and paved alfresco entertaining area, the home is set in established gardens on a large (8,231sq ft) approx north facing rear allotment.

Brighton East 40 Bourneville Avenue Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

Sat 25th May at 1pm Contact Agent Wed at 1.15-1.45pm, Sat at 11.45-12.15pm 251 Bay Street Brighton 9596 1111 Sam Paynter 0413 531 888 Greg Downes 0413 592 905

5 Sensational Park Position! Exceptional Family Living! With spectacular, uninterrupted parkland views and direct access to Dendy Park, this 5 plus bedroom home offers outstanding family spaces and open plan living on a grand scale. Set on arguably Brighton East’s best home site, it boasts multiple TV/rumpus rooms, study/home office, 3 bathrooms, 2



powder rooms, a sun deck with stunning views over Dendy Park and a private rear garden with swimming pool and diving board. This magnificent residence has enormous appeal for large families wanting an enviable bayside lifestyle.

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Brighton East 63 Glencairn Avenue Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

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

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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.

Brighton East 4 Chapman Street Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

Sat 25th May at 11am $950K - $1.050M Wed & Sat at 1.15-1.45pm 251 Bay Street Brighton 9596 1111 Campbell Cooney 0418 337 055 Simone Chin 0403 857 266

2+ Build or renovate in this coveted address A home for today, land for tomorrow & a location to last a lifetime. This north facing approx 640sqm/ 6,890sqft allotment offers endless opportunity! Perfectly oriented with good street frontage this sun-bathed site so close to Brighton´s best schools, is the perfect home site or alternatively, maximise a

Hampton 2 Lorraine Street Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

Sat 25th May at 11.30am Contact Agent Wed at 1.00-1.30pm, Sat at 12.30-1.00pm 251 Bay Street Brighton 9596 1111 Jason Gill 0411 801 831 Kate Schuster 0410 587 286


continued upgrade and extension and enjoy great Bayside living right where so many families want to live.

4+ Land by the bay in a tightly held court Build your future in one of the Brighton Beach precinct´s most tightly held courts with a lane to the beach & luxury homes all around. Build tall to capture possible 2nd storey bay views from this approx 8148sqft/757sqm property & design cleverly to allow retention of a well positioned pool & a spa. But don´t miss




the value in this cent heated 4 bedroom plus study, 2 bathroom, dual zone Californian Bungalow with granite & Euro app kitchen, spa bathroom & 3 car carport perfect to rent or enjoy while you plan.

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




Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

Sat 18th May at 2pm $470K - $520K Wed at 12.00-12.30pm, Sat from 1.30pm 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. AUCTION SATURDAY

Brighton East 30 Ferguson Street Auction Price Inspect Office Contact




Sat 25th May at 1pm $650K - $720K Wed at 12.00-12.30pm, Sat at 11.30-12.00 noon 10 Bay Road 9598 1111 Paul Bond 0419 519 311 James Paynter 0418 390 133

Light and bright in a prized Bayside location Live a charming, easy lifestyle in a prized location, private and secure within Semco Court. Recently renovated with a stunning open kitchen, formal and casual living, a luxury master suite and ambling courtyard garden. Close to the village, walk to golf links and the bay. AUCTION SATURDAY




Sat 18th May at 2pm $900K - $990K Wed at 11.00-11.30am, Sat from 1.30pm 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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Black Rock 12/19 Cheltenham Road

Brighton East 14 Heathfield Road Auction Price Inspect Office Contact




Sat 18th May at 2pm $900K - $990K Wed at 11.00-11.30am, Sat from 1.30pm 251 Bay Street 9596 1111 Sam Paynter 0413 531 888 Andrew Boyce 0418 312 473

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.

Hampton 12 Alicia Street Auction Price Inspect Office Contact




Hampton 3 Banks Avenue Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

Sat 25th May at 12 noon 1.3M - $1.4M Wed at 12.30-1.00pm, Sat as advertised 10 Bay Road 9598 1111 Russ Enticott 0431 526 636 Julian Augustini 0418 558 408

Period proportions in a coveted cul-de-sac A grand original in this highly-sought cul-de-sac, this heated and cooled 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, dual living solid brick home with garage is notable for its grand proportions, its perfect potential and its vast approx. 771sqm/8300sqft grounds.




Sat 1st June at 12.30pm $1.050M - $1.150M As advertised or by appointment 10 Bay Road 9598 1111 Stephen Wigley 0411 115 736 Angus Graham 0401 505 259

Elevated Californian with a bankable address! Elevated above a paved avenue, this 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom Californian Bungalow features a baywindowed lounge, a spacious family zone with Blanco & stone kitchen, a bathroom for every bedroom (2 ensuites plus spa-bathroom) & multiple WIRs, set on approx. 6,000sqft/549sqm.


Hampton 5 Highett Road Auction Inspect Office Contact




Sat 18th May at 12 noon Wed at 6.00-6.30pm, Sat from 11.30am 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.

Hampton 83 Mills Street Auction Price Inspect Office Contact




Sat 25th May at 12.30pm Contact Agent Wed at 12.45-1.15pm, Sat as advertised 10 Bay Road 9598 1111 James Paynter 0418 390 133 Sarah Sharp 0411 750 700

Great Hampton family lifestyle With great street presence and just a walk to Hampton Street, this great, comfortable family home provides zoned entertaining and living, a Fisher and Paykel kitchen and fabulous fun by the pool, patio or lawn all under an open n/w sky. Ensuite and WIR for master, central heating and cooling.

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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

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


EASY LIVING BY THE SEA • Main bedroom with BIRs plus a step-up study alcove big enough to transform into a ensuite • 2 further bedrooms (both with BIRs) • Family bathroom plus proper laundry & 2nd toilet • Spacious open plan living with polished floors • Fully-appointed kitchen adjacent dining/family room opens to private paved courtyard • Upstairs retreat with floor to ceiling windows • Secure, off street parking with remote roller door • Reverse cycle heating/cooling & central heating



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



Saturday 1st June at 12:30pm Wed 12-12:30 & 5.30-6, Sat 2-2:30 Joan Lamb 0409 005 626 David Lack 0418 996 265 100 Bay Street, Port Melbourne 8671 3777

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS Original freestanding Victorian residence to renovate on large, north-facing allotment with secure off-street parking for 3 cars. • 3 large bedrooms • Spacious lounge, functional kitchen and bathroom • Baltic pine floorboards, OFPs & high ceilings • Huge backyard - easy access from side driveway • Land 11.89m X 20.21m (approx) In comfortable order throughout yet providing a opportunity to improve/extend/develop (STCA).





Saturday 25th May at 12:30pm Wed 12-12:30 & 5.30-6, Sat 2-2:30 David Lack 0418 996 265 Will Jonas 0419 335 519 100 Bay Street, Port Melbourne 8671 3777



St Kilda East G03/305 Carlisle Street

ONE OF A KIND..... This showcase townhouse will impress with its juxtaposition of pastel chic and urban cool. With the ’Style-O-Meter’ in overdrive this unassuming yet very spacious 2-storey home has been individually designed and is a lifestyle adventure that begins at the front door. Featuring; 3 bedrooms, 2 living rooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2 terraces, single lock up garage plus second car space, exceptional outsize zones & the most amazing decor all in a quiet, central cul-de-sac



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Saturday 1st June at 11:30am $920,000 - $1,000,000 Wed 12-12:30, Sat & Sun 11.30-12 Claudio Perruzza 0412 304 152 8 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda 9534 0241

The original grandeur of a Victorian mansion creates a memorable introduction that will make Carlisle Street a way of life. A central living/dining area featuring reverse cycle heating/cooling and a Caesar-stone kitchen is accompanied by 2 B/R, each with built in robes. A designer bathroom folded into an evocative context. Secure parking and storage facility.

Private Sale Price $475,000 - $499,000 Inspect Saturday 11.00 - 11.30am Contact Nathan Verwoert 0431 189 590 Matthew Young 0403 313 839 Office St Kilda 9536 7222 1 1 2


$24,050,000 in sales in the last 30 days. Do you want your property SOLD?

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117/3 Male Street, Brighton 2/544 Hampton Street, Hampton may 15, 2013 \ The weekly review 75

Rob Quiney, Bentleigh. Australian Test cricketer. “Having been a bayside builder and developer for over 40 years, I have used all the main agents to sell my developments. I keep coming back to Buxton, because they’re dependable and promote their properties very well.” Bill Craig, Brighton. Managing Director of W. J. Craig Builders.

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Auction this Saturday

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 Inspect Contact Office

Sat 18 May 12.30pm Wed 2.30-3pm & Sat 12-12.30pm Stefan Whiting 0411 473 153 Leigh Hallamore 0418 310 724 Brighton 9592 8000 3



Brighton 1 & 2/16-18 Collins Street Luxury Apartments on Collins Street - CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY 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 Inspect Wed 11.30-12pm Contact Regina Schmidt 0438 659 128 Brian Devlin 0419 395 241 Office Brighton 9592 8000 2


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Auction this Saturday

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 2.30-3pm & Sat 10.30-11am Regina Schmidt 0438 659 128 Brian Devlin 0419 395 241 Brighton 9592 8000 3



Brighton 3 Merton Avenue Inspiring design, vast land & north sun Architect designed as the ultimate empty-nest, this expansive up to 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, dual living home offers timeless contemporary design & cutting-edge future potential on the edge of the Golden Mile. Beside a 3-4 car garage on approx 883sqm/9505sqft of northerly land, this climate controlled home with granite kitchen, gas-fire, alarm & vacuum promises a privileged single-level lifestyle ... with inspiring potential for future extension or, perhaps, a complete repurposing & rebuild tomorrow.

Auction Inspect Contact Office

Sat 25 May 12.30pm Wed 12.30-1pm Halli Moore 0403 777 661 Leigh Hallamore 0418 310 724 Brighton 9592 8000 3


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Brighton 31 Whyte Street State-of-the-art style, lifestyle location Beyond a streamlined façade, this cutting-edge 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, dual living as new town residence stands tall above a basement garage (with storage room) to feature a sun-soaked northerly lounge with French doors, gas fire, ducted vacuuming, heating/cooling, large entertaining deck, gallerylike living/dining with a Miele & marble kitchen masterpiece, two living zones & a fitted study nook. There´s even the spectacular location - so close to Whyte Street park, Church Street and the Were Street cafes.

Auction Inspect Contact Office

Sat 1 June 1.30pm Wed 1.15-1.45pm Halli Moore 0403 777 661 David Hart 0417 541 933 Brighton 9592 8000 3



Brighton East 30 Centre Road Fine Californian with a family focus Beyond a traditional facade, this classic Californian Bungalow offers an accommodating twist on period living with 4 bedrooms plus a study, 2 bathrooms & 3 living zones - including a vast café blind-enclosed al fresco deck. Graced with fine formal rooms (including a baywindowed lounge) & expansive family living (incorporating a streamlined kitchen), this family-wise Californian has a master-suite (with WIR & a clever ensuite) to the front, children´s wing to the rear & a skylit study in-between. Centrally heated & alarmed with reverse-cycle airconditioning, fans & a double carport, this is periodperfect family living ...inside, outside & within easy reach of Brighton´s schools & shopping.

Auction Inspect Contact Office

Sat 25 May 1.30pm Wed 11.45-12.15pm David Hart 0417 541 933 Stefan Whiting 0411 473 153 Brighton 9592 8000 4


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Brighton East 139 Thomas Street Family Sized Period Prize Gracious period home beautifully renovated with style & elegance situated in the heart of thriving Brighton East. A generous & flexible 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom floor plan set over two levels. Relax & enjoy 3 light filled living zones formal dining, classically appointed Bosch kitchen and family, huge lounge (rumpus room) with OFP step out to a stunning wrap around veranda & Mediterranean style entertainers deck, a fully tiled glittering pool & landscaped garden. Ground floor master suite with fully tiled ensuite & WIR, kids zone & spa bathroom upstairs. Fine period details including verandah fret work, heritage wall paneling and leadlight feature windows complete the charm and character of this classic family home.

Auction Price Inspect Contact Office

Sat 25 May 12.30pm $900,000 - $,1000,000 Wed 11-11.30am David Hart 0417 541 933 Stefan Whiting 0411 473 153 Brighton 9592 8000 4

Black Rock 1/325 Beach Road The Ultimate Lifestyle with the Ultimate View! Uninterrupted panoramic bay views from this ground floor, brand new, beach front apartment. Architecturally designed to capture Black Rocks most sensational view & on one level, this spacious 3 bed, 2+ bath, apartment has every luxury, including Smeg & Blum kitchen, dble glazing, 2+ car garage, lift & seconds to villlage.



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

Sat 1 June 2.30pm $1,450,000 - $1,550,000 Wed 12-12.30pm & Sat 1.15-1.45pm 85 K5 Peter Hickey 0412 569 480 Andrew Campbell Campbell 0419 366 545 Sandringham 9598 8222 3 2+ 2+

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 Wed 11.45-12.15pm & Sat 10-10.30am 85 K3 Scott Hamilton 0414 705 486 Brydie Hamilton 0421 177 484 Sandringham 9598 8222 4 3 3 80 The weekly review \ may 15, 2013

Brighton 93a Martin Street Single-level life by the Village Old Gardenvale´s original dairy, this unique property is now a state-of-the-art single-level 3 bedrm, 2 bathrm home with living facing north to a tiled pool & spa, a poolside master-suite, Miele kitchen, air-con, Stone b´tops & auto-garaging. City style edging Martin St Village.

Brighton East 12 Elizabeth Street Auction Price Inspect Contact Office

Sat 25 May 11.00am $900,000 - $990,000 Wed 1.15-1.45pm David Hart 0417 541 933 Tom Davidson 0488 017 500 Brighton 9592 8000 3 2 1

Cheltenham 11 Glebe Avenue Family Paradise in Bayside! Soaring tall with a lofty lounge, 2-stry-tall nthrly windows for living/dining & 1st flr kids´ level with mezzanine, this 4 bedrm & study E´dian has a Euro app kitchen, 2 designer bathrms, ductheating, air-con & woodfire...all in auto-gated lowcare gardens in a superb location.

Streetfront in the Landcox Park precinct Behind a wide frontage with 2 carspaces, this tall 2-stry 2 bedrm, 1.5 bathrm residence features a Smeg kitchen, elegant bathrm, cent-heating, r/c air-con & living stepping out to nrthrly decking & a sail-shaded area...near Landcox Park with the tram close & Gardenvale PS in Zone.

Auction Inspect Contact Office

Sat 1 June 11.00am Wed 12.30-1pm David Hart 0417 541 933 Tom Davidson 0488 017 500 Brighton 9592 8000 2 1.5 2

Elsternwick 8/18 King Street Auction Price Inspect Mel Ref Contact Office

Sat 25 May 1.30pm $600,000 - $660,000 Wed & Sat 1-1.30pm 86 H2 Romana Altman 0414 804 270 Eleisha Pawelek 0434 029 128 Sandringham 9598 8222 5 2 2

Capture A Classic In the same hands for the past 30 years, this two bedroom apartment´s generous proportions reflect the personality of their era. Impeccably original, easily given a modern makeover when so desired, large living/dining and separate kitchen/ meals lead to two inviting bedrooms. Under-cover parking. Short walk to Glen Huntly Road

Auction Inspect Contact Office

Sat 1 June 1.00pm Sat 11.00 - 11.30am Arthur Apostoleros Apostoleros0411 515 015 Matthew Young 0403 313 839 St Kilda 9536 7222 2 1 1 may 15, 2013 \ The weekly review 81

Auction this Saturday

Hampton 4A Brand Street Designer detail & detailed design! Setting the standard in streetfront style, this 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home has a grnd-flr master, living on 2 levels, an al fresco area beside a glass-fenced tiled pool, a sleek Bosch kitchen & deluxe detail including C´Stone, marble, Oak floors, gas-fire & pillarless windows.

Hampton 89 David Street Auction Price Inspect Mel Ref Contact Office

Sat 25 May 11.30am $1,070,000 - $1,170,000 Wed & Sat 11-11.30am 76 K8 Peter Hickey 0412 569 480 John Crouch 0407 819 074 Sandringham 9598 8222 4 2+ 2

Hampton 8 Lagnicourt Street Cutting-edge meets period-perfect A rare find in this heritage precinct, this 4 bedrm & study, 2.5 bathrm architect designed Cal Bungalow stars a master-domain with poolaccess, spa-bathroom, expansive family living with Miele, Neff & Stone kitchen, a vast 1st-flr kids´ zone & every extra inc garage... a few steps to Castlefield Reserve.

Sweeping frontage & a park perspective! Totalling around 9,250sqft/860sqm behind a sweeping approx 74´/22.5m frontage, this expansive property offers a unique park perspective - with a wide northerly rear boundary to Boss James Res & a well-proportioned 3 bedroom solid-brick home with carport & cellar.

Auction Price Inspect Mel Ref Contact Office

Sat 18 May 10.30am $900,000 - $970,000 Wed 12-12.30pm & Sat 10-10.30am 76 J7 Christian Hegarty 0409 449 948 Andrew Campbell Campbell 0419 366 545 Sandringham 9598 8222 3 1 2

Hampton 2/23 Teddington Road Auction Price Inspect Mel Ref Contact Office

Sat 1 June 12.30pm $1,550,000 - $1,650,000 Wed 1.15-1.45pm & Sat 11.30-12pm 76 H4 Scott Hamilton 0414 705 486 Brydie Hamilton 0421 177 484 Sandringham 9598 8222 4 2+ 3

Superior single-level solution! In a serene northerly rear position, this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home has every element for successful single-level living including a Miele & C´Stone kitchen, a fully-tiled ensuite, heating/aircon, alarm , endless storage, dble garage & sandstone-paved gardens with tank.

Auction Price Inspect Mel Ref Contact Office

Sat 25 May 2.30pm $840,000 - $920,000 Wed 12.30-1pm & Sat 12.15-12.45pm 76 J5 Scott Hamilton 0414 705 486 Brydie Hamilton 0421 177 484 Sandringham 9598 8222 3 2 2 82 The weekly review \ may 15, 2013

Auction this Saturday

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.

Highett 5 Sydenham Street Auction Price Inspect Mel Ref Contact Office

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

Modernist style for a modern family Showcasing cutting-edge architect design, this 5Star rated 4 bedroom & study, 2.5 bathroom, 3 zone home offers a vast north-facing formal zone, family living upstairs & down, an Ilve kitchen, polished concrete, solar hot-water, r/c air-con & a double auto-garage...close to schools & bus.

Auction Inspect Mel Ref Contact Office

Sat 25 May 1.30pm Sat 1.30-2pm & Sun 12.30-1pm 77 B10 Sharon Quick 0417 553 893 Adam Gillon 0418 313 354 Hampton East 9555 0622 4 2 2

Auction this Saturday

Sandringham 1 Gladstone Street Classic single-level family living! At a highly desired address, this period-inspired 4 bedrm & study, 2 bathrm single-level home features formal & family zones, a children´s wing with lounge, a granite & Smeg kitchen, zoned inflr heating & 4-car spaces over two dble garages close to schools, the Village, the bay & station.

Auction Price Inspect Mel Ref Contact Office

St Kilda West 91 Park Street Sat 18 May 12.30pm $1,350,000 - $1,450,000 Wed 2-2.30pm & Sat 12-12.30pm 76 J10 Bill Jowett 0421 052 150 Andrew Chisholm 0418 331 731 Sandringham 9598 8222 4 2+ 4+

Completely comfortable today, offering a brilliant basis for further updating and extending, this three bedroom Edwardian´s appeal is just one block from the beach. Central living and separate kitchen/dining reveal pleasing, previously renovated quality before the rear garden provides rewarding scope for the future.

Auction Price Inspect Contact Office

Sat 25 May 11.00am $975,000 - $1,025,000 Saturday 11.00 - 11.30am Matthew Young 0403 313 839 Rohan White 0408 504 448 St Kilda 9536 7222 3 1 may 15, 2013 \ The weekly review 83


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City of Port Phillip Public Notice of the Preparation of the Draft 2013/14 Budget and Draft Council Plan 2013-17 The Council has prepared a draft 2013/14 Budget and a draft Council Plan 2013-17. The draft Council Plan 2013-17 includes: - The strategic objectives of the Council - Strategies for achieving the objectives for the next four years - Strategic indicators for monitoring the achievement of the objectives - The Strategic Resource Plan. The proposed 2013/14 Budget provides that: 1. The total amount of outstanding borrowings as at 30 June 2013 is $1,848,000. 2. The total amount projected to be borrowed during the 2013/14 financial year is $7,500,000. 3. The total amount projected to be redeemed during the 2013/14 financial year is $632,000. 4. The projected amount of outstanding borrowings as at 30 June 2014 is $8,716,000. 5. The projected cost of servicing the borrowings during the 2013/14 financial year is $24,000. 6. The proposed general rate shall be 4.0611 cents in the dollar of the net annual value of the rateable land. 7. There will be no municipal charge. 8. There will be no fixed minimum rate. 9. There will be an annual garbage charge of $260 per non-rateable tenement and an annual 240 litre bin service charge of $120. Copies of the draft Budget, Council Plan and Strategic Resource Plan, together with the information prescribed by Regulation 8 of the Local Government (Finance and Reporting) Regulations 2004, are available at the Municipal Offices at the South Melbourne Town Hall, Bank Street, Port Melbourne Town Hall, Bay Street, and St Kilda Town Hall, Brighton Road, between the hours of 8.30 am and 5 pm on each business day.

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