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t should be a truth universally acknowledged that how deeply important the immortal work of Chuck there is little in life that can’t be learnt from a Jones is in the life of one of Australia’s greatest actors. Warner Bros. cartoon. The exhibition, The Extraordinary Shapes of Geoffrey A Bugs Bunny cartoon teaches us that when you go Rush, takes us from the actor’s earliest years through off a cliff and are running in mid-air, you should never all his great accomplishments, including acting’s triple look down, for that is when you will surely fall. There’s crown of Oscar, Golden Globe and Tony. And it reveals the lesson about anvils and TNT: they will never a highly significant personal truth about Rush: fall on or blow up your enemy, they will only that he is one of the last great physical actors, “I HAD ever smash you to smithereeens. with his feet planted firmly in the traditions FOUND In the WB universe, mice are smarter than of mime and Commedia dell’Arte, and his cats, cats are smarter than dogs, and dogs gangling limbs embracing the rich history of A TRUE AND have the softest hearts in the world – all true, the character actor – all of it wrapped up in KINDRED all wise. Bugs Bunny trumps Daffy every time the success of a leading man. SPIRIT” – the little black duck can never win; and of I was fortunate enough to be able to sit down course there is the undeniable truth that dragons, with Rush for an hour-long chat about his acting as Yosemite Sam puts it, is so stupid. life in front of a small audience at the Arts Centre last So I knew I had found a true and kindred spirit when week – many were turned away so I thought I would I saw, at the entrance to the Arts Centre’s exhibition share some of it here. In that conversation Rush made on the life of the actor Geoffrey Rush, a quote from the abundantly clear the primacy of the physical. creator of Bugs et al, Chuck Jones: “When I dream, I’m After an early start with the Queensland Theatre Bugs Bunny; when I wake up, I’m Daffy Duck.” The Company, Rush took himself to Paris to study with quote sits next to several framed and signed cartoon Jacques Lecoq, regarded as one of the 20th century’s cells from Rush’s personal collection, a declaration of most influential teachers of the physical art of acting.

Rush studied mime and the great traditions of character acting, and I could see the central characters of the Commedia – Harlequin and Scaramouche – come to life in the perfectly controlled flutterings of his hands. It was fascinating to hear him speak about the importance of the body, of the “shape” of the character, of the nature of the face and the costume, prosthetics that might be required, and the way this person might move through the world. After decades of hearing modern actors talk about their “motivation” and the sense/memory impulses that they use to unearth the right emotions, it was refreshing to hear Rush have none of that: the “motivation” is all in the story, he says, “character is destiny’’. No wonder Rush loves those enduring archetypal characters from the cartoons. Hearing him talk about Chuck Jones and the rich history of the clown and the wise fool, I realised that, of course, Bugs is the nimble, witty Harlequin; and Daffy is, of course, the venal Scaramouche – modern and enduring versions of some of the oldest characters of all. Unlike their creator, Geoffrey Rush is all of them, and mostly all at the same time. \

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am walking along George Street, Sydney, looking for Effie. Well, actually, I’m looking for the actor Mary Coustas, so without the big hair it’s going to be harder to find her in the crowd. There’s been a venue mix-up, which is why we’re tracking each other on our mobiles. At an intersection I see a woman who just might be Coustas. It’s been about 15 years since I last interviewed her – at inner-city actor heartland Marios café in Fitzroy – so the recognition factor is down. Also, she’s been living in Sydney so she hasn’t been as big a presence in Melbourne as she was when she was stalking our stages with that massive ’do – often graced with various flowers – saying, “How embarrassment” and living the second-generation Greek-Australian dream. It’s Coustas all right, and we make our way to a café to talk about her new autobiography, which is quite a dark and deeply moving work – a lot of pain has been spilled onto the page. Her most famous character, Effie, first appeared on the television show Acropolis Now, which ran from 1989-1992, and she became a cult figure, even publishing a book, Effie’s Guide to Being Up Yourself. She was the most-loved character in the long-running Wogs Out Of Work franchise. But we don’t talk much about comedy today, because her book is mostly about dealing with death. It’s heartfelt, searingly candid and revealing and, it has to be said, quite a way from your traditional actor’s memoir. “This is a story about life and death,” Coustas writes, “a memoir based on a part of my history about which I never imagined writing. But loss has driven me to find answers in what remains, to airlift myself to a place that serves me better than helplessness and misery. To reach out. This is my love letter to what lives on beyond the devastation.” The book deals with Coustas’ father’s ill health (he had his first heart attack at 33 and died at 59 when she was 23), and her experience with miscarriage and the stillbirth of a daughter. “It’s about life through the prism of death,” Coustas explains. “How do you manage to still have a life and how do you manage to protect your sanity and spirit when you’re living with the possibility of your worst nightmare, which is the death of somebody you’ve already loved, my dad? Then there was my

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grandmother’s death in the middle, which was a perfect death, and then there was my daughter’s death. “So essentially it’s about those three deaths. But bigger than that it’s about how do I still have a great life, how do I not burden those souls with ruining my life and not bringing me down?” Coustas writes movingly about her father. “The year before I was born my father, at the age of 33, suffered a major heart attack,” she writes. “It was the first of many. I never knew a time when I wasn’t conscious of the fact that he could die at any moment. No one mattered to me more than my dad. And no one liberated me more. “Maybe that’s where the addiction to him and his way of looking at the world began: when you are born into a family where a parent is dying, you record as much as you can. You chronicle memories so that they can comfort you when that great loss finally occurs.” Now 48, Coustas spent her first 10 years in Collingwood. Her family’s semi-detached house was on a main road and there was a tiny patch of concrete for a backyard. She and her brother, Con, played the games they could – one was counting cars, with points scored according to whether it was a car, a motorbike or a truck.

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he remembers it as a happy time. “I felt very stimulated in that environment. There were always people around, there was a village-like feel, which I still crave. It could be the Greek thing, it could be the Collingwood thing, it could be the urban thing. One of the reasons I became an actress was because I love reflecting what I see and what matters to me. “It was only a positive experience. In fact, when I moved to the middle class it was a huge insult to me. It seemed very vanilla, it seemed very closed. Everyone just went into their houses and drove their cars into their driveway and closed off from everything.” In the late 1980s she invented Effie, a character she still performs. The character changed her life. “Oh enormously,” she says. “Effie’s the little affair that I’m always having on the side. Even if I do what is called legitimate stuff like the STC [Sydney Theatre Company] or if I do a drama on the ABC, Effie’s always my little side affair. I’m very grateful to her because she has allowed me to go back to a headspace and a world that was very much a love letter to my childhood.” She met her partner, George, an advertising executive, in 2000 in Los Angeles. “He came with a friend to something all us Aussies were at, film-y, actor-y, director-y people,” she says. “He’s friends with Jon Polson, who was having a drinks thing. He was in LA for a night. We were both with other people, no biggie. Just chatted all night. Interesting, great, you know, Greek advertising superstar. That was good. I thought, ‘What a great guy’, and that was it. Three years later he came and found me.” In 2003 she went to live in Sydney with George and began IVF treatment. When she fell pregnant she was told she was having twins, then triplets. “Due to nature, or God, one of the eggs split into two,” she says. “I was sort of hoping for twins ... After years and years of trying, and a miscarriage before then, by that point I was thrilled with the idea of twins.” But it was a complicated pregnancy. Ultrasounds revealed identical twins and another foetus on its own. “Seven-week scan: twins. Nine-week scan: doctor has a look on his face which alerts me to, ‘We have a problem on our hands’. “One of the eggs had split into two, so they were sharing the same utilities, as they would say, which was problematic because one would take from the other and the other would not grow properly. I was advised by five separate doctors to ‘reduce’ the twins. It was a very difficult position to be put in after trying for so many years. That was pretty harrowing.” Rather than take the risk of a triple pregnancy, fraught with the chance of physical repercussions for her babies and her, Coustas accepted the doctor’s advice to “reduce” the twins and go ahead with the singleton pregnancy. But that baby, a girl she and George named Stevie, was stillborn.

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“If it was just another IVF story I doubt whether I would have written this book,” she says. “But the idea of going from none to two to three to one to none was a story that was bigger than any story I’ve heard. It’s a big part of the book, but it’s bigger than one story.” Coustas’ intimate experience – and the skill with which she tells her story – makes for harrowing reading. This deep sadness caused her to reflect on how people handle immense pain. “How do you (experience) living and not just existing when you’ve experienced those things?” she says. “[The book] is about what I believe to be the biggest taboo, which is death. “It’s something we will all encounter with people we love, and we all avoid it. We don’t like to talk about it and we don’t like to show our pain in regards to it. It’s something that we don’t address very successfully.” She says her loss meant she became “very good at being present”. “You become very good at taking every moment you can from what’s right in front of you without loading it with any expectation of what you want from it. “I’ve been born into that way of thinking, archiving, maximising, making the most of all the smallest things, remembering, keeping it alive through storytelling. “It is very in balance with how I live. That’s how I’ve learnt to live, from the beginning. So it’s not a new concept for me. For me it’s only enhanced every other thing in my life, more so because I know that at any point everything can change, in one moment. I don’t need to be told that; I’ve witnessed it.” There have been other battles. George has for years been enmeshed in a bitter custody battle with his former partner. Coustas says he hasn’t seen his son Tom, now 14 and living in the US with his mother, for four years. “She refused to follow the court orders, which gave us lots of access,” says Coustas. “Tom was going to come back every school holidays. It happened only once.”

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he says the way George has handled this sadness is just one of the reasons she admires him. “George has been honourable in how he deals with it. He doesn’t impose his circumstances or pain on anyone else. He’s a grown-up. I married the first man I ever went out with. I went out with a lot of boys, I’ve never gone out with someone who takes responsibility, who steps up, who will do whatever had to be done in order to pursue what’s important. “I chased a lot of gorgeous, young, spunky, narcissistic boys. They were perfect for the time, but they were never going to be marriage material.” Who was she looking for? “I didn’t want a punisher, someone that was going to be problematic, someone that was going to be monopolising the airspace, someone who was going to be self-indulgent. It’s not my other half, I was pretty whole anyway. I certainly wanted a grown-up who I could learn from and love without fear and trust. And a hope that they would adore me enough to not ever do anything that would jeopardise me.” Coustas is in touch with her Greek heritage. She owns a place in Greece and goes there frequently to see family. And she’s still touring Effie. “Effie has a new show. Probably the funniest thing I’ve done. Effie is very revealing of issues: why she’s still alone, all that stuff. It’s very personal, like a confessional. I’m loving doing that.” Coustas says she will try again for a baby with IVF. “It wasn’t part of my plan,” she says. “It’s not ideal, but it’s something that I want.” The pain she has endured has informed her work as a comic actor. “Any performance, any artistry, requires a wide reference point in order for it to be relevant to others. Everyone’s got something sad in their lives.” It’s been an intense interview about intense subjects. Coustas is a passionate and articulate storyteller. She’s written a brave book with a strong voice. As the crowds push past us no one would realise this is the woman who became famous saying: “Hair is everything. The higher the hair, the closer to God.” \ pwilmoth@theweeklyreview.com.au We WelCome your feedbaCk @

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My view \ Katrina Hall talKs too mucH mum says to stay away from Lily as she has a borderline personality disorder.” Bad me. But I don’t have the self-control, and sometimes some things just need to be said. Once, back in the day, I overheard some friends of my parents having a row at a party. It was the ’70s, Nutbush City Limits was on the turntable, and I was supposed to be asleep in my room, but they were in the corridor outside and well, I’d never heard the likes of such things before. There was swearing and name-calling because the husband was paying too much attention to someone else’s wife. Because to me this was so intriguing, I got out of bed and repeated it all to my mum, in my loudest voice, in front of the other grown-ups. Ah, no wonder they all thought me such a delightful child. No ability to hold things back. No edit button to be found anywhere on my person. A close friend is careful to never say a bad word about anyone in front of her children and I wish I was more like her. She does it partly so they don’t repeat it to the wrong audience and partly because she doesn’t want to teach them bad habits. Which means the whole time I’m with her we are either sending them away to the other room to play or whispering in a corner. Anyway, I’ve just heard my kid and her buddy discussing what age you have to be to go to jail. Mine just said, with absolute authority, that it was eight. Except if you don’t wear a seatbelt. Then the police will take you away and put you in jail immediately. Clever little tyke. \ khall@theweeklyreview.com.au

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there’s a little bit of cab sav and a little cab franc, which is the second-highest regarded grape (of the right bank).” Before the ’80s, most of the left bank was planted with cabernet sauvignon and semillon, but there has been a shift towards merlot and sav blanc, which are now the biggest plantings in the region. “These are varieties that are smoother and easier to drink but, as well, merlot ripens two weeks before cabernet sauvignon and because we are close to the Atlantic, we tend to get rain at the end of the summer,” says Lurton. “Sometimes the rain brings rot and cold weather,

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n case you are wondering, Lona is related to Barça. The three-month-old bar’s sibling is a short trot down High Street, on the other side of Kooyong Road. Six-year-old Barça Food & Wine is a European-style diner with fashionable High Street decor and formal edges, while Lona is a San Sebastian-style tapas bar (named after the pintxos, or spikes, that present the food). Together the venues bring many elements of the things Charles Sedgley enjoyed during a two-year stint in Barcelona. Sedgley has a background in butchery and as a hotel manager, including at the Malvern Hotel. He is in partnership with his brother, Edward, and the extended family makes cheeses (Locheilan Farmhouse Cheese, near Shepparton) and wines (Sedgley and Sons). Their father, Michael, makes the house quince paste from trees on the family property at Metung. Pintxos (pronounced peen-cho) are the new – as in, everything old is new again – tapas. The concept at Lona mirrors the Basque tradition. It’s simple, interactive and a fun way to get your fill. Small spikes cost $3, larger spikes cost $5. Keep your spikes in the small toothpick jar provided and tally up the bill at the end. A decent feed for two will cost you about $50, plus drinks. A graze, substantially less. The drinks menu is overseen by sommelier and manager Tom Robson, who masters the floor, the drinks, the spikes and the stairs with panache. It’s a carefully considered list with breadth and depth – Spain, Germany, France, Argentina, Italy and a generous smattering of Australia – including obscure producers and varieties that are sometimes rather cheekily marked up. Case in point, the daily specials list that proffers “rare and quirky” wines. There’s Estrella De Galicia – a pale lager produced in Villaviciosa on the east coast – on tap, a snappy little cocktail list, and pitchers of Pimm’s and Sangria to share. Bubbles get a good look in with Hoya De Cadenas Brut at $8.50 a glass and 02 Joseph Perrier at $190 a bottle, and there’s cider too; Escanciador from Spain and from South Africa. A cold pintxos area is by the bar. Help yourself to duck rillettes, with lovingly cured meat, a refined chardonnay jelly topping, and cornichon and endive accessories; a rather nice wedge of Spanish tortilla (I’d have called it a quiche) with sherry vinegar, eggplant, paprika and a roasted cherry tomato garnish; or a surprisingly bland piece of 80-day grain-fed porterhouse skewered to a thin slice of bread and dressed with honey mustard. Jamon Serrano on a zesty confit of tomato and basil salsa is simple but effective, as is a sardine escabeche wrapped in a cos leaf, topped with a slice of radish and drizzled with a fruity olive oil. All gone in a few bites and the spikes popped in the jar as part of the honour system of tallying up the bill – at just $15 so far. If you’d like to remain stationary, wait on the hot food that will be brought to your table. Or if you prefer not to fuss with toothpicks, order from the tasting board menu – there’s Jamon Iberico; baba ganoush, dukkah, toasted Lebanese bread and Mt Zero wild olives; and Locheilan cheese (Kaarimba soft brie, Bruce’s Blue and

aged manchego) with Sedgley quince paste. The hot selection proffered at our table includes some delicate and satisfying croquettes of creamed leek and manchego, and another with jamon and a rich, smoked aïoli. The poached Spanish mini chorizo are less successful – the meat is stewed and tough, and the fat squirts everywhere when the skins are pierced. New York-style mini dogs with caramelised onions and smoky house ketchup, plus sliders such as the 12-hour slow-cooked bourbon-braised pork with a chipotle aïoli, meet with wide approval around the room. Ubiquitous patatas bravas are pretty good here – crispy, golden and spiced with paprika oil and served with a rich, house-made jalapeño-enhanced ketchup and a creamy aïoli. A few of the skewers are getting taller and the food bill is just topping $50, when I spy the sweet treat of the night: a dark, handsome truffle, boozy with Pedro Ximenez, and served atop a glass of the Spanish dessert sherry. Food bill tally $56. Drinks a little less. Lona offers memberships for regulars. Join the mailing list and receive half-priced pintxos between noon and 4pm. Don’t lose count of your spikes. \ ltolra@theweeklyreview.com.au To read more reviews

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Motoring \ rod easdown gets behind the wheel

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lectronic manual gearboxes are becoming common, and with emission laws tightening they’ll get more so. Volkswagen’s DSG, which is also used in Audis and Skodas, is one of the best, but that’s not saying a lot. These things can be frustrating to drive and they’re expensive to service. I’ll take a conventional auto any day. They have flat spots, especially on take-off and most notably in reverse, that can be anything from annoying to enraging. I’m sure the only reason people buy them is because it’s the only way to get a lot of cars without a clutch pedal. Volkswagens for example. The other frustrating fuel-saver lately is auto stop/start, where the engine stops when the car does, restarting when the brake is released. Some are fast enough to be almost (but not quite) seamless. Some aren’t. Now combine auto stop/start with an electronic manual. The delay on take-off is even longer. But this is not the worst bit. By the time the engine fires and the clutch engages, your foot has been on the accelerator long enough to build up a few revs, so there’s a sharp thump of acceleration that jolts through the whole car. It’s worse if you’re hurrying, but even when you’re not it’s always there, noticeable enough for passengers to comment. So you either amble off at the lights or jump. I can’t say how maddening this is in a performance car such as Audi’s S6. If you want to get off the line smoothly you can’t tap

into its massive performance. And the DSG is being uncompromisingly Teutonic. the only gearbox available. For a big car the Audi handles with So in a car that’s all about satisfying, remarkable agility and finesse, and makes high-performance driving you get a for very quick point-to-point journey gearbox that’s annoying and finicky times. It won’t take you long to you off the mark. discover that the cruise control either It’s exasperating because amble off at automatically disengages when otherwise the S6 is one of the cornering forces exceed a certain the lights world’s great touring cars. It’s fast, limit because that limit is relatively or jump responsive, and grips like a limpet. easy to reach. And even though the suspension is Even when tootling around the city tight, ride quality is surprisingly compliant. the S6 is entirely acceptable. I just wish it Part of this is down to brilliant seating came with a full manual. \ reasdown@theweeklyreview.com.au that’s beautifully supportive without

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“And with Brad Mogford, the senior coach, ith the 2013 Victorian Women’s we’ve cultivated a really good culture.” Football League season coming to a Training numbers improved last year, conclusion, it’s a good time to reflect despite the poor on-field results, and a on the year that was. recruiting drive in the off-season led to Women’s footy received several significant several new players coming on board. boosts this year, chief among them the But even still, “culture” was the buzz word. inaugural AFL-sanctioned women’s match at “It doesn’t matter if you’re the last selected in the MCG in June. the reserves or the gun full-forward in the There was also the news in July that the seniors, we try to treat everyone equally,” VWFL would come under the governance of said Nelson. “It’s about making a family AFL Victoria from November 1. atmosphere, sticking fat.” The great gains are mirrored by the One of the highlights for the Sharks this achievements of one of the VWFL’s Premier season was having three players selected League clubs – St Kilda Sharks. in the MCG game – Jasmine Garner, After a winless season last year, “We had Amy Catterall and Penny Cula-Reid. the Sharks’ senior team won four Garner, 19, was the leading games and lost three by less than 10 a really goalkicker at the AFL Women’s points; it missed the finals by two productive National Championships in June, games, but might have got there year” kicking 13 goals, and she was had it won those games. selected on the interchange in the The reserves team won five games, All-Australian team. finished fourth and lost to powerhouse Cula-Reid is best known for taking Darebin Falcons by 15 points in a semi-final. AFL Victoria to the Victorian Civil and Coaching director Greg Nelson says the Administration Tribunal in 2003, resulting in club, founded in 1992, has had one of its best the maximum age for girls to play with boys years in recent memory. being raised from 12 to 14. “We had a really productive year. The The Sharks are looking for a new senior seniors missed finals by one spot and the coach next year, with Mogford set to stay on reserves got beaten in a semi and to have in a development and recruiting role. Any those results after not winning a game last interested parties should email president year was a real positive,” he said. Keryn Ralph at keryn14@gmail.com. \ “When we started this process we had no DANIEL PAPROTH numbers at training, about 10 people on the dpaproth@theweeklyreview.com.au track was the norm.

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’m a firm believer in walking on a full stomach. Devouring a farmer’s breakfast in front of a log fire is a sure-fire way to sustain the body for a big day hiking. It’s 7.30am and we’re in the township of Woodend, an hour north of Melbourne, looking up at the Macedon Ranges from a family-owned coffee shop. We’re savouring an open fire and hot coffee before stepping out into the bracing cold to begin our 30-kilometre-plus hike up and around Mount Macedon. The car thermometer says it’s two degrees outside and there isn’t a cloud in the sky. The mountain looks like something out of a J.R.R. Tolkien novel. It juts out from behind the maroon-coloured, corrugated-iron rooftops, shrouded by low clouds with a steely green hue. The circuit hike around Mount Macedon takes six hours if you are relatively fit, but allow at least eight hours in case you lose track of time at one of the many lookout points. If you have spare time, take 20 minutes to explore Hanging Rock and its maze-like rock formation. It will cost you $10 at the car park. You can step on to the Macedon walking track from any of the six points where it intersects with the road, or at any of the picnic grounds. Overall, you will ascend to about 1000 metres and drop to as low as 580 metres. We start at the northern-most tip of the walk, Camels Hump, where there is a car park and an extra 10-minute walk to the summit with views of Hanging Rock. Camels Hump is well-known for rock climbing and the lookout is a great spectator spot. As you make your way around the Mount Macedon circuit, you quickly realise how non-strenuous it is to explore the terrain. The trail is one of the most forgiving, well-maintained and defined in Victoria. You could probably manage

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footwear \ The trail is well kept and well worn but there are steep climbs and descents. You can do this walk in a good pair of runners but if you’re serious about doing it right, wear sturdier shoes. water \ The body needs two litres of water a day even without the 30-kilometre hike. So carry at least two litres, more if you can. Gear \ Warm clothes, and a lightweight raincoat or poncho.

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GetaWay \ GeorGe IerodIaconou makes the most of Broome

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roome is the smell of frangipanis mixed with teak and sipping beer at sunset on Cable Beach with camels bobbing along the foreshore. If you take to the skies, Broome becomes dramatic, isolated and a beacon in a landscape scorched by the sun with beaches scarred by the tides. The town is also a barramundi wing, the chicken wing of the top end, and a bowl of chilli mud crab with more beer. Most importantly, it is the characters of the Kimberley, the cameleers, friendly townspeople and the adventurers of the skies and waters. Broome is an experience, so while there you need to enjoy its many dimensions and faces. Head there in the dry May to September for moderate heat. If you like it hot and steamy, get there for the wet from September to April.

Local kitesurfers have a habit of looking over their shoulders when they kite in Broome. This is especially true during the wet, when tiger sharks move in to feast on rays and turtles. But after having kited in the wet season and the dry in Broome, I can highly recommend packing your kites on your next visit here. As for the shark and crocodile stories, you will hear plenty of them if you hook up with the locals. The good thing is the tales help you stay on the board longer. Broome is one of the best places I have ever kited. You’ve got milky, warm waters, no crowds and warm winds at your back. The beaches will most likely be deserted and the backdrop is sun-scorched, dry and dramatic. The prevailing wind is west-north-west in the wet season and east-south-east in the dry. You can kite all the way from Cable Beach to Gantheaume Point. There are small waves along the way and butter-flat lagoons. For a full guide to kitesurfing in Broome see Kite Mag, www.kitemag.com.au \ editorial@theweeklyreview.com.au

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The Wharf Restaurant is right on the Port of Broome. Owner and chef Craig Douglas has served his Asian-influenced seafood since 2000. I had the chilli crab, which was spicy, fresh and served with rice. It was one of the rare places I truly enjoyed crab. The barramundi wings are to die for. Scallops, barramundi and oysters followed. I was in heaven. \

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hen retiree Bev Hall relaxes on her spacious north-facing terrace overlooking Jack Merlo-designed gardens next summer, she’ll be thinking about holidays, not getting the lawns mown or ringing the plumber. Downsizing to a luxury apartment in the Warleigh Brighton will give her the freedom to live life to the full without the ties of home and garden maintenance. The Bay Street village and the North Brighton train station are a two-minute stroll around the corner and Hall is looking forward to a 15-minute train trip to the city. “One of the big changes in my demographic is that we are always busy. We’re out doing courses, meeting friends, going to events and travelling. We’re not sitting at home baking, waiting for people to visit. I don’t want to be at home all the time. I want the freedom to come and go. Selling a larger home also gives you the financial freedom to pursue your interests,” Hall says. Bev hall After raising five children and a career in private investment, Hall is making the most of life. Despite researching apartment developments for some time, she had found none that met her Bay Street village, where everyone is very friendly. I will have the strict criteria until she walked into the Warleigh’s sales office best of both worlds, living in a lovely quiet, residential street in Bay Street, Brighton, recently. around the corner from Bay Street and North Brighton “I come from the peninsula, so I wanted a bayside train station. I will have the time to do interesting things posTcode suburb and to be close to a train station to get into the without having to worry about the garden or even city quickly, without having to drive. The location had to putting the rubbish out. I can see myself still living here have a village atmosphere, and of course there had to be comfortably and safely when I am an old lady.” fabulous coffee close by. The Warleigh Brighton has 39 apartments in the Luxe “I wanted a north-facing apartment with quality building, 62 apartments in Domaine and seven luxury finishes and two bedrooms and two bathrooms, so family townhouses designed by SJB Architects, all with larger and friends can stay,” Hall said. floor plans and competitive price points. More than half of the The Warleigh ticked all of Hall’s criteria. When she saw the 9015-square metre site is dedicated to Jack Merlo-designed lawns quality of the Warleigh’s first completed apartment, she says and gardens and a tree-lined entrance avenue. The $100 million she knew this was where she had to buy. The offer of a 5 per cent development of the former North Brighton Croquet Club by deposit and being able to move in by Christmas this year sealed Cbus Property, backed by building and construction industry the deal. superannuation fund Cbus, is scheduled for completion “The apartments here are the best I have seen – they are later this year. spacious with timeless interiors and quality finishes. My guests Homes have double-glazing; video intercom, integrated will not only have their own en suite, they’ll also have a car park air-conditioning, Miele stainless-steel kitchen appliances, stone because my apartment has two car parks, not just one.” benchtops, and wool-blend carpets. Apartments have designated Hall says Bay Street is one of the few high streets that still has parking and secure basement storage and the townhouses have a village feel – where you can get to know the shopkeepers and double garages with internal access. \ LIZ MCLACHLAN become part of the village. lmclachlan@theweeklyreview.com.au “I want to be part of a community and here that starts with the

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Brighton 78 Bay Street Plans, permits and a prime address for 5 deluxe apartments. Outstanding potential to create a new era of Brighton living, close to the beach and central to fine shopping, public transport, cinemas, cafes & outstanding schools. Impressive land of 733.8m2 (approx) comes with approved town planning permit and plans for 3 x 2 bedroom + study and 2 x 2 bedroom apartments with lift access. Alternatively, build a luxury cutting edge family home on this substantial block. Existing solid brick home is updated, with 3 bedrooms and a study, renovated kitchen and bathrooms, zoned air conditioning, large garage and north-facing living. Don’t miss the opportunity to make the most of an excellent Brighton address. 3

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2 Wed & Sat 11.00 - 11.30am Sat 17th August - 10.30am 67 / E9 Please contact agent Brighton 307 Bay Street 3186 9596 7055 Peter Kennett 0418 318 284 Tamara Whelan 0409 532 606

Brighton 9 Dawson Avenue 1920’s elegance, matched with contemporary spaciousness. Footsteps from the beach and magnificently renovated, this exceptional home on 840sqm/9,040sqft (approx.) of Golden Mile land is large-scale and luxurious. A spectacular revival has transformed this home into a hi-tech oasis; incorporating hydronic heating, Sonos system, C-Bus, and extensive security. Admire the state-of-the-art outdoor living with swim-jet & 15 metre long lap pool. Featuring twinoven Miele kitchen, open fireplaces & huge temperature controlled 4,000 bottle basement cellar as well as keyless entry & remote-control gate. With the beach at the end of the avenue, one block from acres of playing fields & parklands at Elsternwick Park, strolling distance to Brighton Yacht Club & only minutes to exclusive schooling. 5

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2 Thurs by appointment & Sat from 12.00pm Sat 10th August - 12.30pm 67 / C5 Please contact agent Brighton 307 Bay Street 3186 9596 7055 Peter Kennett 0418 318 284 Tamara Whelan 0409 532 606

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Brighton East 16 Stone Street Townhouse elegance a stone’s throw from Landcox Park. Come and admire the spaciousness and soughtafter location of this timeless townhouse. Moments from Bay St and metres from Landcox Park, it’s a fine residence with up to 4 bedrooms, 2 living zones, and the luxury of a large main bedroom and ensuite. You can have the option of a guest bedroom or study downstairs, and appreciate the excellent fitout with a Blanco and granite kitchen, quality timber cabinetry, air conditioning, double garage and automatic gate. Love the style that’s here or add a contemporary look for a new era of luxury indulgence. Impressive location near Gardenvale Primary School, Bay St’s cafes, trains and trams, and one of Bayside’s best parks. 3

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2 Thurs 12.45 - 1.15pm & Sat 10.30 - 11.00am Sat 17th August - 12.30pm 67 / H8 $850,000 - $920,000 Brighton 307 Bay Street 3186 9596 7055 Peter Kennett 0418 318 284 Tamara Whelan 0409 532 606

Elwood 51a Tennyson Street Quintessential Edwardian, enhanced for today’s living. Superbly renovated to seamlessly blend modern design with period charm and character, this solid brick Edwardian classic presents two stunning living zones and three big bedrooms, all bathed in natural light. Large new marble and stainless steel kitchen, dining zone into formal living room and separate casual living/library, all catering for a variety of living/entertaining scenarios. This flexible home features ensuite, amazing and vast tropical natural stone main bathroom, ducted heating/cooling and off street parking for two cars. Outstanding Elwood location on approx 400sqm block, surrounded by beautiful established gardens. 3

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2 Wed 12.00 - 12.30pm & Sat 1.00 - 1.30pm Sat 24th August - 2.30pm 67 / C1 St Kilda 204-212 Barkly Street 3182 9593 8733 Kehren Eade 0419 395 614 Tamara Whelan 0409 532 606 Peter Kennett 0418 318 284

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Port Melbourne 362 Howe Parade A Substantial Four Bedroom Plus Study Family Home With Two Living Zones Set On 340sqm Approx Of Land. Perfectly positioned in a premier Port Melbourne location, this wonderful home presents an excellent opportunity to purchase a family home, rarely offered within the surrounding district. Features entrance foyer, separate study and first living zone. A well equipped kitchen with sep dining space & large open plan living zone opens onto the terrace and large rear garden. Completing downstairs is two BRs, central bathroom, powder room and laundry. Comprising two further BRs upstairs & side vehicle access for three cars. Perfectly comfortable to move straight in and enjoy with an exciting scope to improve or further extend (STCA) if so desired. 4

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Bentleigh 2 Lily Street A premier family lifestyle home perfected. This outstanding 4 bed + study 3 bath entertainer showcases exceptional quality & space in its 3 entertaining zones, luxury stone kitchen (butler’s pantry), downstairs main bedrm, covered deck (BBQ kitchen), salt water spa & double auto garage. 36 The weekly review \ AUGUST 7, 2013

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Bonbeach 2-7/6 Harding Avenue Three doors from the beach - Huge stamp duty savings! Exciting new beachside development with only 7 apartments on the block. This boutique development offers a truly unique lifestyle, and they are sure to be snapped up quick!

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406 Nepean Highway 3196 > TEL 9772 7222 > CONTACT Troy Robinson 0401 311 277

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Black Rock 16 Prospect Grove The best of everything for effortless living. Be the first to own this newly renovated residence, with a luxury edge for easy-care living. It’s single-level and so well located near shops and the beach. 2-bedroom design with large open-plan living, deck, deep garden, and superb Hafele kitchen.

Brighton East 2 Bown Court (Enter off Ward St) All the space, sunshine and poolside living you’ve been looking for is here, in a cul de sac near schools, shops and trams. Family-friendly with 4 bedrooms and study zone, generous living and dining areas, renovated kitchen, and a first-class fitout.

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Thurs 1.15 - 1.45pm & Sat 11.00 - 11.30am > AUCTION Sat 17th August - 2.00pm > MEL REF 86 / A4 > EPR $850,000 - $930,000 > OFFICE Sandringham 62-64 Station Street 3191 > TEL 9521 9800 > CONTACT Jenny Dwyer 0418 528 988 Warren Smith 0408 738 664 > VIEW

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Brighton 111 St Andrews Street What a home to build from! Freestanding amongst private, established gardens on a compact allotment of 362sqm (approx). This affordable home offers an exciting and rare opportunity to renovate or add a second story (STCA).

Hampton 58 Thomas Street Brilliant potential in a prized position. Californian bungalow on 663 sqm (approx) is 2 blocks from the heart of Hampton St, and 3 doors from Alexander Park. 3-bedroom home has spacious living areas, Caesarstone kitchen and a deep garden. Revive this well-located home or rebuild (STCA).

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Sandringham 8A Vincent Street An inviting family haven in sought after tranquillity. Beautifully located in this prized oak tree-lined street, this architect-designed 4 bedrm 2.5 bathrm family home enjoys 2 superb entertaining zones (OFP), classic granite kitchen, rear deck & paved alfresco in leafy serenity & tandem auto garage.

Sandringham 119 Abbott Street Idyllic and enhanced for easy living. Superbly updated, this beautifully presented 3 bed period home is an easy stroll to the shops, beach, schools & trains. Filled with Art Deco features throughout & a flexible design with north-facing family room, Miele kitchen & sep dining room.

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Sandringham 26 Holloway Road Treat you and your family to a private retreat, where poolside living and year-round enjoyment come naturally. Zoned living, 3 bedrooms, new ensuite, hydronic heating, fenced pool and spa, and glorious garden. Easy walk to schools, parks and local shops.

Black Rock 599 Balcombe Road Live/Work/Rest or Invest! Modern shop with 3 bedroom luxury residence. • Retail shop: 129sqm* (formerly leased at $39,000pa) • 1st Floor stunning apartment with bay views • Only metres from beach in the heart of Black Rock • Vacant possession *approx

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Brighton 10 Kent Avenue golden lifestyle opportunity North side of this premier Golden Mile avenue, this prestigious 4 bedroom & study, 4.5 bathroom, all-suite home rises over 3 levels from theatre, gym & cellar, to formal & north-facing casual & al fresco zones, to a 1st-flr lounge. Beyond-luxury with a Miele kitchen, parquet, stone & high tech extras including IPad home-automation & solar energy, this elite home has the path to the beach at the end of the street & Brighton’s cafÊ society & private schools within minutes.

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Brighton 392-394 New Street Private Sale Price $690K - $770K Inspect Wed at 11.15-11.45am, Sat as advertised Office 251 Bay Street Brighton 9596 1111 Contact Julian Augustini 0418 558 408 Romana Preston 0401 066 909

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2 Final Release Secure a great value ground-floor garden apartment with a 40sqm courtyard ($690K-$770K), or raise your sights to an elite sub-penthouse 1st-flr home! This final release of four 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartments (with Miele kitchen, C´Stone & Oak floors, climate-control & video-intercom) are your last

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Brighton East 13 Letchworth Avenue Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

Sat 24th August at 11am $1.8M - $2M Wed at 12.45-1.15pm, Sat as advertised 251 Bay Street Brighton 9596 1111 Jason Gill 0411 801 831 Kate Schuster 0410 587 286

5 Park Precinct Luxury - The Family Entertainer Just 250m from Dendy Park, this expansive up to 5 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom home goes above & beyond with formal, family & 1st floor zones plus al fresco & theatre rooms, a state of the art Miele kitchen plus BBQ kitchen, 2 ensuites (including double main), a plus size dressing room, even pool facilities. With every

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Brighton East 32 Welwyn Avenue Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

Sat 24th August at 1pm Contact Agent Wed & Sat at 12.30-1.00pm 251 Bay Street Brighton 9596 1111 Campbell Cooney 0418 337 055 Simone Chin 0403 857 266

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5 Cutting edge, designed for modern living Just metres from Dendy Park, this outstanding 5 bedroom contemporary residence has been innovatively designed to create extraordinary space and to maximise views of beautiful garden surrounds, alfresco entertaining areas and a fully tiled pool. Finished to exacting standards, it features a formal lounge,

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Brighton 62 Male Street Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

Sat 24th August at 11am $1.2M - $1.3M Wed at 5.00-5.30pm, Sat at 2.00-2.30pm 251 Bay Street Brighton 9596 1111 Campbell Cooney 0418 337 055 Simone Chin 0403 857 266

3 2 frontages ...200 steps to the park! William St Reserve is at the back door, Brighton Primary is at the front door & central Brighton´s most exciting site is right here. Stretching approx 50.622m/166´1” deep along Alverna Gve, this blue-chip approx 701.1sqm/7,611sqft site offers exceptional dual frontage, dual occupancy potential - subject to

Brighton East 1 Heathfield Road Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

Sat 17th August at 11am $1.2M - $1.3M Wed & Sat at 1.15-1.45pm 251 Bay Street Brighton 9596 1111 Campbell Cooney 0418 337 055 Simone Chin 0403 857 266

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4 Options to renovate or potential dream home Perfectly poised in a leafy locale, this substantial 4 bedroom clinker brick residence on a 936 sqm/10,075 sqft approx. allotment with a northern rear aspect offers remarkable potential to renovate or replace with a stunning new home STCA. Only a short walk to Were Street Village, Hampton Street

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AUCTION SATURDAY

Brighton East 62 Baird Street Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

Sat 10th August at 1pm Contact Agent Wed at 12.45-1.15pm, Sat from 12.30pm 251 Bay Street Brighton 9596 1111 Sam Paynter 0413 531 888 Anthony Fordham 0408 107 514

4 For sale for the 1st time in over 60 years! Land 696 sqm / 7500 sqft. A range of exciting options present with this much loved, clinker-brick family home of four plus bedrooms. Built for and extended by the current owner, it´s now time for renovation to create 21st century family living, or alternatively, replace it with a stunning brand-new home built

Highett 41a Tibrockney Street Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

Sat 24th August at 12 noon $690K - $750K Sat at 3.15-3.45pm, Sun at 11.00-11.30am 10 Bay Road Sandringham 9598 1111 Greg Downes 0413 592 905 Paul Bond 0419 519 311

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4 Uncompromising quality and style Built without compromise to quality and immaculately presented this up to 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom town residence offers a superb lifestyle and features a bright and expansive living/ dining, Euro appl/Stone kitchen. The master features large built in robes and a luxurious ensuite with walk-in shower, dual

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Sandringham 174 Beach Road Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

Sat 17th August at 3pm $1.95M - $2.1M Wed at 5.00-5.30pm, Sat as advertised 10 Bay Road Sandringham 9598 1111 Stephen Wigley 0411 115 736 Angus Graham 0401 505 259

4/5 Brilliant design, superior quality and bay views Brilliant design, sweeping bay views, a superb location and zoned living spaces combine with superior presentation & complimented with Feng Shui accents to create bayside perfection. Over 2 levels this generously proportioned and luxuriously appointed home offers a huge master suite with WIR

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AUCTION SATURDAY

Beaumaris 5 Towers Street Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

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A tranquil corner position with charming, free standing home Set on a tranquil corner allotment, this 2BR home boasts traditional charm, low maint gardens & a sunny, nth facing alfresco crtyard. Incl formal lounge & diningrm (OFP), sep kitchen, central spa bathrm & laundry, 2nd WC, off street parking, ducted heating/cooling, sec alarm & storage shed. www.5towersstreetbeaumaris.com

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Surprise Package of space & style! Fronting a tranquil private lane, this 3BR & study, 2 bathrm home is a surprise package with choice of ground or 1st-flr master, lounge with bi-folds, casual zone with Miele & granite kitchen, ducted heating, r/c air-con, WIR & dble auto-garage in a serene, but central, beachside location! www.6-131charmanroadbeaumaris.com

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AUCTION SATURDAY

Brighton 4/176 Church Street Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

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Sat 10th August at 12noon Contact Agent Wed at 12.30-1.00pm, Sat from 11.30am 251 Bay Street 9596 1111 Simone Chin 0403 857 266 Campbell Cooney 0418 337 055

Location, convenience, lifestyle and single level! Only a minute´s stroll from Church Street Shopping Village and station, this magnificently positioned three bedroom (main with ensuite) villa offers spacious, elegant living on a single level. Featuring rooms of generous proportion, French doors and windows and abundant natural light. www.4-176churchstreetbrighton.com

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Gracious Period Beauty With Poolside Enjoyment Gracious 4 bdr + study, 2 bth home intuitively combines its glorious past with modern poolside entertaining. Free-flowing layout & fml living & a rear extension with informal living beneath soaring paneled ceilings. Golden boards, alarm, intercom, ducted heating, A/C, OSP & gge. www.749hamptonstreetbrighton.com

AUCTION SATURDAY

Brighton East 18 Burwah Avenue Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

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A Recreation Sensation On the edge of Dendy Park & Brighton Golf Course, this stylishly renovated single-level residence embraces the alfresco lifestyle with fabulous low maintenance gardens, solar-heated pool & poolside studio. Close proximity to Brighton´s best schools & parks. www.18burwahavenuebrightoneast.com

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Brighton East 23a Northern Avenue Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

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Secure, free standing and shops within seconds Set securely to the rear, this free standing townhouse offers low maintenance living and is less than100 metres from Hawthorn Road shops & tram stop. Also including lock up garage. www.23anorthernavenuebrightoneast.com


AUCTION SATURDAY

Hampton 49 Holyrood Street Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

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Multiple options on large corner site On an L-shaped corner block of 920 sqmtrs approx. Options to renovate or develop. Existing home with bay views, 4 bedrooms, 2 living spaces, kitchen/meals, bathroom, artists studio. Prime location close to schools and shops. www.49holyroodstreethampton.com

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Classic clinker with broad appeal Widespread and welcoming, this approx. 568sqm property offers a cent-heated 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom clinker brick home (with Euro app kitchen, quality bathrooms, bonus home-office), autogated northerly gardens ... & broad scope to enjoy, extend or, perhaps, rebuild. www.187abbottstreetsandringham.com

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Ready to move-in now Minutes from the beach, Bay Street shops, restaurants & public transport Large courtyards or terraces Spacious, light-filled living areas Secure basement parking with lift access

INSPECT Wed 5-6pm Sat & Sun 11am - 12.30pm 103 Bay Street, Brighton David Howard 0407 766 320 Michael Lang 0407 766 771

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St Kilda East 1&2/18A Murchison Street ´Belmore´ A pair of exceptionally generous art deco apartments, to be sold separately, surrounded by established gardens on an allotment of some 500sqm. An updated ground level, two bedroom floor-plan is complemented above by a light filled, three bedroom with panoramic views of St Kilda . Each apartment has large, separate living & dining rooms. Garage accompanies the ground floor apartment in a quiet, desirable pocket conveniently close to Alma Park & the shopping & dining precincts of Chapel St & Carlisle St.

Auction Inspect Contact Office

Sat 17 August 12.00pm Wed 12-12.45pm & Sat 12.45-1.30pm & Sun 11-11.45am David Seeber 0421 796 350 Arthur Apostoleros 0411 515 015 St Kilda 9536 7222 3

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Brighton 34 Meek Street Picture Perfect Position & Potential A sweeping 22 meter street frontage showcases a sensational sun soaked compact northerly block of 371 sqm approx with exceptional redevelopment potential (STCA) close to sophisticated Bay Street, the beach, schools & transport. Not offered in over 60 years the original 3 bdrm home with period details is pretty as a picture but it´s time for a change! Don´t miss your opportunity to stamp your mark on the changing designer landscape of chic & coveted Meek Street. www.34.meekstreetbrighton.com

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Sat 24 August 1.30pm Wed 11-11.30am Stefan Whiting 0411 473 153 David Hart 0417 541 933 Brighton 9592 8000 3

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Brighton East 21 Letchworth Avenue Designer Living - Possibly the Perfect Floor Plan? Contemporary luxury home designed to maximise northerly sunlight, leafy vistas & a fabulous family lifestyle. Set on an impressive block with a prestigious Dendy Park precinct address this 4/5 bdrm, 3 bthrm home seamlessly combines formal, open plan kitchen (Smeg, C´Stone and walk-in pantry & butler´s kitchen) & family all opening out to a sun-drenched entertaining deck & dazzling lap pool & spa. Boasting a ground floor study, guest quarters & deluxe bathroom, spacious 1st floor retreat & balconied master suite with sitting area, dual vanity, tiled ensuite & WIR, prestige living conveniences & sophisticated finishes close to schools & transport - what more could your family want? www.21.letchworthavenuebrighton.com

Auction Inspect Contact Office

Sat 10 August 12.30pm Wed 12.30-1pm & Sat 12-12.30pm Brian Devlin 0419 395 241 Leigh Hallamore 0418 310 724 Brighton 9592 8000 4

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Brighton East 35 Roseberry Avenue Large Luxury Entertainer for a Family Lifestyle Big on style & space built for a family lifestyle this prestige 5 bdrm, 3 bthrm Victorian style residence is only moments from parks, schools & thriving Bay Street. Endless indoor & outdoor entertaining options with 3 light filled living zones - formal & open plan living, European appliances & granite kitchen, sun soaked sandstone resort style entertaining area, additional triple garage & enormous, full-length 1st fl retreat. Kari parquetry, bay windows, heating/cooling, 2 x auto garages & doubleglazing complete this solid, value packed family home. www.35.roseberryavenuebrightoneast.com

Auction Price Inspect Contact Office

Sat 24 August 11.30am $1,100,000 - $1,200,000 Wed 11.45-12.15pm Stefan Whiting 0411 473 153 David Hart 0417 541 933 Brighton 9592 8000 4

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Hampton 17 Lagnicourt Street Period Perfect with Sky-High Style! Featuring a ground-floor master-suite & retreat-sized 1st-flr bedrooms (one with study), this expansive 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom Californian Bungalow soars tall with a cathedral-ceilinged family zone in addition to gracious formal lounge & dining. Starring a Miele & CaesarStone kitchen, a vast designer ensuite & bi-folds to a sail-shaded rear deck, there are contemporary comforts including ducted heating/air-con...& Hampton St, schools, parks & buses close. www.17.lagnicourtstreethampton.com

Auction Price Inspect Mel Ref Contact Office

Sat 17 August 12.30pm $1,390,000 - $1,490,000 Wed 12.30-1pm & Sat 10.45-11.15am 76 H4 Mark Earle 0419 310 707 Rebecca Beacall 0421 664 027 Sandringham 9598 8222 4

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Beaumaris 19A Scarborough Grove Standalone Style & Surprising Space! Owners Corp-free 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, 3 zone home with grnd-flr master-suite, C’Stone benchtops, heat/cooling, alarm, video-intercom, an auto-garage...& a great location in the Mentone Girls College zone, just minutes’ walk to Seaview shops & few minutes more to the bay. www.19a.scarboroughgrovebeaumaris.com

Auction Price Inspect Mel Ref Contact Office

Beaumaris 16 Vardon Avenue Sat 24 August 11.30am $640,000 - $700,000 Wed 12.45-1.15pm & Sat 11.45-12.15pm 86 G6 Peter Hickey 0412 569 480 Bill Jowett 0421 052 150 Sandringham 9598 8222 3 2 1+

Black Rock 3/201 Beach Road Sweeping Bay Views & Bayside Life! Low maintenance, 2 bedroom townhouse offers sweeping bay views from 2 levels of living space. Master with WIR & ensuite, 2nd bathroom, powder room, laundry, courtyard. New carpets, electric external blinds, double garage, heating/ cooling. Close to Black Rock and Sandringham Villages. www.3-201.beachroadblackrock.com

Peaceful Family Living! Backing onto Royal Melbourne this beautifully presented 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home offers zoned living & entertaining with formal living and dining, family room, chefs kitchen with WIP. Master suite with WIR & dual vanity ensuite. Family size laundry. Heating/cooling, dbl garage. Walk to Beaumaris North Primary. www.16.vardonavenuebeaumaris.com

Private Sale Price $1,250,000 Inspect Wed & Sat 12.30-1pm Mel Ref 86 E4 Contact Christian Hegarty 0409 449 948 Romana Altman 0414 804 270 Office Sandringham 9598 8222 3 2 4

Black Rock 10 Cheltenham Road Auction Price Inspect Mel Ref Contact Office

Sat 17 August 1.30pm $720,000 - $790,000 Wed 12-12.30pm & Sat 12.30-1pm 85 J1 Peter Hickey 0412 569 480 Romana Altman 0414 804 270 Sandringham 9598 8222 2 2+ 2

Corner a Sandbelt Beauty! Wide verandaed, high-gabled & corner-sited, this accommodating 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, multizone c.1926 home with pool, spa & double garage has accommodation for today, potential for tomorrow & around 7,980sqft/741sqm of beachside, Sandbelt corner land to last a lifetime. www.10.cheltenhamroadblackrock.com

Auction Price Inspect Mel Ref Contact Office

Sat 31 August 1.30pm $890,000 - $970,000 Sat 12.15-12.45pm 85 K2 Andrew Campbell 0419 366 545 Romana Altman 0414 804 270 Sandringham 9598 8222 2 2 4

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Black Rock 1A Seaview Crescent Superior Single-Level by the Sea! With open fire formal lounge/dining, meals area beside a Bosch & granite kitchen & a casual zone opening to a nthrly c’yard, this heated & cooled 4 bedrm, 2 bathrm rear home has vac, intercom, dble garage & the Village within blocks & the bay within steps. www.1a.seaviewcrescentblackrock.com

Auction Price Inspect Mel Ref Contact Office

Brighton 74 Carpenter Street Sat 31 August 12.30pm $1,020,000 - $1,120,000 Wed & Sat 11.15-11.45am 85 J3 Romana Altman 0414 804 270 Peter Hickey 0412 569 480 Sandringham 9598 8222 2 2 4

Park Views & a Family Plan Facing north over the Town Hall parklands, this 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home goes above & beyond with vast views from a luxe master domain, formal, family & 1st-flr living, 2 studies, a granite & Ilve kitchen, climate-control, alarm, a glass-fenced pool & a rear double auto-garage. www.74.carpenterstreetbrighton.com

Auction Inspect Contact Office

Sat 24 August 12.30pm Wed 1.15-1.45pm Bert Stewart 0418 350 199 Stefan Whiting 0411 473 153 Brighton 9592 8000 4+ 3 2

Auction this Saturday

Brighton 4 Chavasse Street Original Victorian between Church St & The Bay Arguably one of Brighton’s last great renovation opportunities & certainly one of the last period originals between Church St & the bay, this up to 3 bedrm Victorian with rear carport offers an increasingly rare opportunity to renovate, build (STCA) & purchase at land value. www.4.chavassestreetbrighton.com

Brighton 81 Martin Street Auction Price Inspect Contact Office

Sat 17 August 11.00am $770,000 - $830,000 Wed 11-11.30am Halli Moore 0403 777 661 Leigh Hallamore 0418 310 724 Brighton 9592 8000 1 2 3

Comfortable 1960´s Home on Superb Block Easily refurbished and extended 3 BR brick home in immaculate condition and set on a superb north facing block (809sqm approx). Move in, renovate or re-develop (STCA) with this rare opportunity to live your dream in the heart of Brighton´s highly sought after precinct. www.81.martinstreetbrighton.com

Auction Inspect Contact Office

Sat 10 August 11am Wed 12.30-1pm & Sat 10.30-11am Stefan Whiting 0411 473 153 Leigh Hallamore 0418 310 724 Brighton 9592 8000 1 1 3

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Auction this Saturday

Auction this Saturday

Brighton 2/142 New Street Entry Level and Easy to Add Value (Trustees’ Sale) Discover the potential of this original 2 bedroom apartment. Generous proportions and great location allow the smart investor or first time buyer to easily add value. Large living/dining, adjoining kitchen, central bathroom. Heating, single garage. Walk to shops, train & beach. www.2-142.newstreetbrighton.com

Brighton 10/35 Normanby Street Auction Inspect Contact Office

Sat 10 August 3pm Wed 11.30-12pm & Sat 2.30-3pm Tom Davidson 0488 017 500 Leigh Hallamore 0418 310 724 Brighton 9592 8000 1 1 2

Brighton East 60 Cummins Road Gracious in Style and Character Take time to wander the gardens of this stunning three bedroom family home. With formal lounge, large living with separate dining area and beautiful kitchen, master bedroom contains ensuite and WIR. Family bathroom, ducted heating and evaporative cooling and garage complete the offering. Opposite Dendy Park playing fields. www.60.cumminsroadbrightoneast.com

Auction Inspect Contact Office

Picture Perfect and Close to Everything (Trustees’ Sale) Close to everything Brighton has to offer, this 2 bedroom apartment is picture perfect. Generous living/dining, large bedrooms (BIR), combined bathroom/laundry. Features parquetry flooring, gas heater, wall mounted dryer, one car space. Walk to beach, Dendy Street shops, station. www.10-35.normanbystreetbrighton.com

Auction Price Inspect Contact Office

Sat 10 August 1.30pm $450,000 - $500,000 Wed 10.30-11am & Sat 1-1.30pm Tom Davidson 0488 017 500 Leigh Hallamore 0418 310 724 Brighton 9592 8000 2 1 1

Hampton 34 Teddington Road Saturday 31 August 2.30pm Sat 12.30 - 1pm Wesley Belt 0418 310 753 Chantelle Rutter 0411 898 185 Brighton 9592 8000 3 2 3

Upfront in a Transforming Streetscape! At the forefront of a fast-transforming locale, this high-quality, low-maintenance 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom front home has family, media spaces & 1st-flr living, a grnd-flr master-suite, Blanco kitchen, C’Stone & every luxury including dble garage...a minute to the strip & schools. www.34.teddingtonroadhampton.com

Auction Price Inspect Mel Ref Contact Office

Sat 17 August 11.30am $960,000 - $1,050,000 Wed & Sat 11-11.30am 76 J5 John Crouch 0407 819 074 Richard Slade 0419 588 873 Sandringham 9598 8222 2+ 2 3

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Hampton East 3/21 Leonard Street The Mark of Quality in Every Detail Brand new, freestanding residence showcasing contemporary zoned living. Offering 3 bedrooms (each with ensuite), living and study spaces on two levels and spacious family/dining/kitchen opening to paved courtyard. Basement parking for 2 cars with turntable. Features powder room, zoned heat/cool, ducted vacuum, security. www.3-21.leonardstreethamptoneast.com

Auction Price Inspect Contact Office

Sandringham 182 Bay Road Sat 17 August 12.30pm $800,000 - $860,000 Sat 1.30-2pm & Sun 12.30-1pm Sharon Quick 0417 553 893 Adam Gillon 0418 313 354 Hampton East 9555 0622 3 3 2

Sandringham 1 Clark Street Sun, Space & a Unique Location! Streetfront to a coastal lane, this enchanting centrally-heated & air-con’d 3 bedrm, 2 bathrm home features formal, casual & 1st-flr living, an impressive grnd-flr master-suite, st-st app kitchen, auto-garage...& schools at the door, the bus on the corner & the beach in reach! www.1.clarkstreetsandringham.com

Period-Perfection You Can’t Afford to Miss! Virtually rebuilt, this 25sq Californian Bungalow presents as brand new with a C’Stone kitchen with butler’s pantry, an over-size master-suite, a clever 4th bedroom/media-lounge, vast contemporary living with decking beyond bi-folds, cent-heating & r/c air-con...a minute to village, station & bay. www.182.bayroadsandringham.com

Auction Price Inspect Mel Ref Contact Office

Sat 31 August 2.30pm $1,090,000 - $1,190,000 Sat 1.45-2.15pm 77 A10 Scott Hamilton 0414 705 486 Brydie Hamilton 0421 177 484 Sandringham 9598 8222 2 2 3+

Sandringham 36 Nelson Street Auction Price Inspect Mel Ref Contact Office

Sat 24 August 11.30am $720,000 - $790,000 Wed 12-12.30pm & Sat 10.30-11am 77 A11 Romana Altman 0414 804 270 Peter Hickey 0412 569 480 Sandringham 9598 8222 3 2 1

When the Options Are Unlimited... It´s not every day you see a corner property that offers so much with a solidly renovated foundation. With two bedrooms offering BIRs, large living and dining zone, stone topped kitchen ilve oven, cooktop, + dishwasher. Large block of 7,460sqft/693sqm (approx). www.36.nelsonstreetsandringham.com

Auction Price Inspect Mel Ref Contact Office

Sat 17 August 10.30am $1,050,000 - $1,130,000 Wed & Sat 11.30-12pm 76 H9 Christian Hegarty 0409 449 948 Andrew Campbell 0419 366 545 Sandringham 9598 8222 2 1 2

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Sandringham 45 Spring Street Parklands, Perfection & Tranquility! Architect designed & built by Lowe Homes, 3 bed, 3 bath, with grnd-floor master & ensuite, sun filled open plan dining & living with gas fire & nthfacing courtyards. Miele & stone entertainer´s kitchen. Upstairs a 2nd living area & huge master with WIR & park views, & 3rd ensuite bedrm. DLUG & air-con, complete the parkside package. www.45.springstreetsandringham.com

St Kilda 7/104 Barkly Street Private Sale Price $1,200,000 - $1,300,000 Inspect Sat 11-11.30am Mel Ref 77 A12 Contact Peter Hickey 0412 569 480 John Crouch 0407 819 074 Office Sandringham 9598 8222 3 2 3

St Kilda East 1/362 Carlisle Street ´CHARTERS TOWERS´ This delightful two bedroom apartment´s exceptionally generous living and dining areas are complemented by a fitted study space and a stylishly updated kitchen while two bedrooms share a modern central bathroom. Polished floors, period details, garden surroundings and lock up garage. Walk to every Carlisle Street attraction! www.1-362.carlislestreetstkildaeast.com

Auction Inspect Contact Office

Enjoy On Any, And Every Level A fabulous roof-top entertaining deck with views to the bay crowns this centrally situated townhouse apartment. Upstairs and downstairs bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, frame first floor living/dining areas and a Bosch kitchen overlooking an outdoor dining terrace and an effective atrium. Secure parking. Pure style. www.7-104.barklystreetstkilda.com

Auction Inspect Contact Office

Sat 10 August 1.00pm Thurs 12.45-1.15pm & Sat 12.30-1pm Matthew Young 0403 313 839 Arthur Apostoleros 0411 515 015 St Kilda 9536 7222 2 2 2

Toorak 12/530 Toorak Road Sat 24 August 1.00pm Thurs 6-6.30pm & Sat 1.45-2.15pm & Sun 11.45-12.15pm Matthew Young 0403 313 839 Arthur Apostoleros 0411 515 015 St Kilda 9536 7222 2 1 1

Sensational St George´s Gate A contemporary renovation has completely transformed this outstanding ground floor apartment. Stylishly appointed interiors reveal a generous living & dining domain, fully equipped gourmet kitchen, 2 delightful bedrooms, versatile sunroom & modern bathroom. Polished floors, hydronic heating, euro laundry & lock up garage. www.12-530.toorakroadtoorak.com

Auction Inspect Contact Office

Sat 24 August 11.00am Wed 12-12.30pm & Sat 2.30-3pm & Sun 11-11.30am Matthew Young 0403 313 839 Arthur Apostoleros 0411 515 015 St Kilda 9536 7222 2 1 1

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MORLEYS GRAND FAMILY HOME WITH HUGE PROPORTIONS

9 Baird Street Brighton East

This solid brick two storey home situated on 786sqm in premier location displays individual style with open plan living space, soaring cathedral ceilings, expansive lounge room, classic formal dining room, huge kitchen opening on to delightful family room and dining area leading to paved outdoor area and huge rear garden. The 4 bedroom home includes deluxe master bedroom with marble spa ensuite and sauna, kids retreat or study area, 2nd bathroom, great entertaining deck off 2nd and 3rd bedroom, ducted heating/cooling, double lock up garage development potential S.T.C.A and walking distance to grammar schools.

Auction

Saturday 24th August 11:00am

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Matthew Morley 0418 314 621 matthew@morleys.com.au

www.morleys.com.au

103 Brighton Road, Elwood

1808/8 Dorcas Street Southbank

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INSPECT Thu 12-12.30pm & Sat 1-1.30pm AUCTION Saturday 24th August at 11.30am Stunning apartment commands spectacular views from generous living/ dining, study area, gourmet kitchen, wide northeast balcony, main bedroom (en-suite/BIR), second bedroom (BIR) & sleek bathroom with Euro-laundry. Features RC/air-conditioner, security intercom, car park & storage cage. Brendan Allen 0499 229 007 Damian O’Sullivan 0418 566 916

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348 Orrong Road Caulfield 9526 1999 55 Inkerman Street St Kilda 9066 4688 garypeer.com.au

38 Clive Street BRIGHTON EAST Impeccably Luxurious With Indoor Pool Lavished with the very best of everything this family residence over two expansive levels merges volumes of formal & informal living with sublime outdoors. Sheer luxury pervades with a dramatic voided entrance hall & exquisite parquetry. Featuring a home office with custom-joinery, elegant formal lounge & dining rooms, paved outdoors with feature-lit water wall & open-plan living with state-of-the-art stone kitchen integrating Miele & Smeg appliances. Upstairs is a rumpus room with a terrace that connects to the master suite with its impressive walk-in robe & fully-tiled marble ensuite. Sheer luxury pervades with alarm, video intercom, zoned gas ducted heating & cooling, limestone flooring, under-stair storage, indoor pool, 2,250L underground water tank, extra OSP & remote garaging. Approx Title Dimensions: 997.5m2 www.38CliveStreetBrightonEast.com.au 58 The weekly review \ AUGUST 7, 2013

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Auction Sunday 25 August 1:30pm Inspect Thurs 2:30-3:00pm, Sat 11:00-11:30am & Sun 3:45-4:15pm Contact Darren Krongold 0438 515 433 Sally Zelman 0412 294 488

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348 Orrong Road Caulfield 9526 1999 55 Inkerman Street St Kilda 9066 4688 garypeer.com.au

8 Kambea Grove CAULFIELD NORTH

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Dazzling Deco In Show Stopping Style Breathtaking world class fusion of past & present, lavished with exceptional period detail & immersed in eye-catching surrounds by landscape architect Mira Martinazzo. Glorious formal living, state-of-the-art informal living, gourmet kitchen, seamless indoor-outdoor flow for memorable entertaining to glass-enclosed pool by award winning firm Out From The Blue & cabana/studio/kids retreat. www.8KambeaGroveCaulfieldNorth.com.au

348 Orrong Road Caulfield 9526 1999 55 Inkerman Street St Kilda 9066 4688 garypeer.com.au

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Auction Sunday 25 August 3:30pm Inspect Wed 1:00-1:30pm, Sat 2:00-2:30pm & Sun 3:00-3:30pm Contact Darren Krongold 0438 515 433 Sally Zelman 0412 294 488

WE DELIVER...

AUCTION THIS SUNDAY 12:30

BRIGHTON 6 ALTON AVENUE

15 Springfield Avenue ST KILDA EAST Sublime Family Elegance – Inside, Outside & Poolside A breathtaking outdoor setting forms a stunning backdrop to this luxuriant home. Unfolding in a stunning display of sophistication, it’s the ultimate family paradise with beautifully proportioned formal & casual zones, finely appointed kitchen, study, kids’ wing & a ‘piece-de-resistance’ indoor pool.

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Auction Sunday 11 Aug 12:30pm Inspect Thurs 6-6:30pm, Sat 12:30-1pm & Sun from 12:00pm Guide $1,800,000 - $1,950,000 Contact Limor Herskovitz 0411 961 351 Joseph Ben-Danan 0408 135 948

SINGLE LEVEL BLISS... Immaculate 3-4 bed home in desirable cul de sac Wide corner block 640 sq.m. (6890 sq.ft.) approx • Private family home oriented to gorgeous garden • Potential to remodel/redevelop (STCA) • Comp: large lounge & dining (gas fire), sunny master with ensuite & BIR´s; 2 further beds, study or 4th bed, European kitchen/family, double garage/workshop/storage • Delightful home moments to Church St, train, Brighton Grammar, cafes and beach.

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AUCTION VIEW CONTACT OFFICE

ID and contact details are required at all open for inspections

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Saturday 17th August at 12:30pm Wed 11.45-12:15 Trudy Biggin 0417 127 528 142 Church Street, Brighton 9592 4300

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SANDRINGHAM 41-45 Fernhill Road One of Sandringham´s finest estates is the ultimate oasis, resplendent with deluxe spaciousness, a floodlit tennis court and state-of-the-art swimming pool. Set on 1850sqm (approx), this magnificent c1908 landmark address reveals 6 living areas, 5 bedrooms, a guest wing, large study/library, family kitchen,1,000-bottle cellar, contemporary elegance and exquisite period features. Outstanding resort-style living rich in history and beautifully renovated, metres from the beach, schools, train station and Village shops.

Auction

Saturday 17th August at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 3-3.30pm

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Barb Gregory 0419 568 370 Robin Parker 0409 336 282

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Office

310-312 New Street Brighton 9832 1141

Web

www.41-45fernhillroad-sandringham.com

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MIDDLE PARK 64 Canterbury Road This fabulous fully renovated contemporary home sits behind a classically elegant exterior. This desirably situated with four bedroom, three bathroom terrace´s bright formal entertaining areas lead to large living/dining dimensions and a state-of-the-art kitchen featuring Gaggenau appliances, Wesco storage solutions and slab heating. Two outdoor retreats frame the ultimate self contained home office/ teenager´s domain above a double garage via Canterbury Place. CBUS home automation and underground rainwater tank. Land depth 50m approx. The best - of everything.

Auction

Saturday 10th August at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday from 1pm

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Contact

Oliver Bruce 0409 856 599 Lisa Jarrett 0408 053 623

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Office

119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999

Web

www.64canterburyroad-middlepark.com

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BRIGHTON 23a Grosvenor Street Sophisticated, designer living can be yours. Superb renovation reveals new luxury and original elegance with large living rooms, 4 generous bedrooms, and magnificent north-facing outdoor living. The perfect blend of lifestyle and location.

Auction

Saturday 24th August at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1.30-2pm & Saturday 1.15-1.45pm

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Contact

Kate Strickland 0400 125 946 Gerry Gordon 0418 144 000

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Office

312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

Web

www.23agrosvenorstreet-brighton.com

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BRIGHTON 9 Loller Street Newly renovated for contemporary living, this fine home is luxurious and light-filled. North-facing living zones look out to a resort-style garden with a large deck and pool, stylish 3 bedrooms, and the kitchen is a gourmet treat with 3 ovens and large benches. Prestige fitout includes plantation shutters, Rogerseller bathroom fittings, bifold doors on living areas, and Italian tiles. Ideal for entertaining, the indooroutdoor flow makes this home a year-round delight. Familyfriendly and brilliantly located, a few blocks away from Church St, Middle Brighton train station, and schools.

Auction

Saturday 17th August at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11.30-12pm & Saturday 10.15-10.45am

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Contact

Rob Strickland 0437 076 069 Kate Strickland 0400 125 946

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Office

312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

Web

www.9lollerstreet-brighton.com

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BRIGHTON EAST 15 Lubrano Street A welcoming home with period character and contemporary spaciousness is quality-focused and zoned for Gardenvale Primary School. 4 bedrooms and 3 beautiful living areas, the choice of upstairs or downstairs main bedroom suites (both with ensuites), yesteryear design and today´s renovated quality. Excellent zoning and outdoor living, with every family-friendly luxury. Easy walk to local shops, trams and Landcox Park.

Auction

Saturday 10th August at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday from 11am

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Gerry Gordon 0418 144 000 Barb Gregory 0419 568 370

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Office

312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

Web

www.15lubranostreet-brightoneast.com

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BRIGHTON EAST 9 Roseberry Avenue Be the proud owner of this beautifully renovated home, showcasing spaciousness and luxury. Large family room with pool and leafy garden views, 4 bedrooms and a study/sitting room, zoned parents´ wing, hydronic heating, plantation shutters and a 2-car garage. A dream find for stylish singlelevel living and large-scale entertaining. Sought-after location is an easy walk away from Bay Street´s cafes and shops, North Brighton train station, local parks and Brighton Primary School.

Auction

Saturday 17th August at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 12.30-1pm

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Rob Strickland 0437 076 069 Kate Strickland 0400 125 946

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Office

312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

Web

www.9roseberryavenue-brightoneast.com

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HAMPTON 11 Garden Street Cherish the exquisite elegance of this 4-bedroom family home, renovated and extended for relaxed Hampton living. It boasts the finest 1930s features, complemented with today´s spaciousness on 700 sqm (approx). Excellent zoned living, 3 living and dining rooms, a well-designed kitchen and bedrooms on two levels. Inspection essential to admire the beautiful craftsmanship and architect-designed enhancements. A wonderful place to call home, close to Hampton St, public transport, many schools and Thomas St Reserve.

Auction

Saturday 24th August at 11.30am

Inspect

By appointment

Contact

Robin Parker 0409 336 282 Eleisha Doherty 0434 029 128

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312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

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PORT MELBOURNE 156 Stokes Street Freestanding, brick residence on a 480sqm (approx) block, including approved plans and permits for a sensational new home, fully maximizing its exceptionally large allotment. Comprising streamlined contemporary interior with generous living room, stylish modern kitchen, three equally well proportioned bedrooms with built in robes, complemented by a sleek central bathroom and powder-room. Offering a unique opportunity, this home also features ducted heating and cooling, alarm, camera security, video intercom, water tank, irrigation, Euro-laundry, 4 OSPs and auto gates.

Auction

Saturday 10th August at 11.30am

Inspect

Wednesday 12-12.30pm & Saturday from 11am

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Michael Paproth 0488 300 800 Adrian Wood 0404 861 508

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Office

119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999

Web

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SANDRINGHAM 15 Pellew Street Inspired design and a stylish edge have transformed this brick Californian bungalow into a wonderful family home. 1920s hallmarks are matched with today´s contemporary spaces and style, with an architect-designed family room, parents´ retreat, 4 bedrooms, games room, and a superb twin-oven Ilve and stone kitchen. Premium features includes a deck and awnings, remote-control gas fire, air conditioners and Blum kitchen fittings. Low-traffic street near schools and shops, and an easy walk to the beach.

Auction

Saturday 17th August at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.45-1.15pm & Saturday 2.15-2.45pm

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Rob Strickland 0437 076 069 Kate Strickland 0400 125 946

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Office

312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

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www.15pellewstreet-sandringham.com

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ST KILDA 15 Octavia Street The spectacular design of this brand new ultra-contemporary residence showcases impressive proportions, sensational views and sophisticated styling. The sublime Miele kitchen with BBQ balcony and expansive living/dining room open to a wide north-facing balcony. The main bedroom features a sun terrace offering city views and lavish en-suite. A living room/3rd bedroom (BIR) is complemented by second bedroom and designer bathroom. Features RC/airconditioning, security intercom, laundry and basement parking for three cars.

Auction

Saturday 24th August at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11.30-12noon & Saturday 11.15-11.45am

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Dean Gilbert 0418 994 939 Sam Hobbs 0404 164 444

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1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.15octaviastreet-stkilda.com

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121 South Road Brighton

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A Showpiece of Luxury and Style Making a grand first impression, this brand new two-storey four-bedroom, threebathroom plus a study residence with a double garage is a statement of quality and superior design set on a low-maintenance corner block with a lap pool. The home integrates the finest finishes with superb open-plan living/dining opening to an entertainment courtyard, a luxurious stone and Miele kitchen, and a palatial master bedroom suite with a private courtyard. VIEW Thursday 1 - 1.30pm & 5 - 5.30pm, Saturday 12.30 - 1pm

CALL Justin Follett David Curtis

0405 996 822 0417 122 352

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10 Lorac Avenue Brighton

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Wednesday 21st August at 5pm

Captivating Elegance, Contemporary Excellence This private single-level five-bedroom, three-bathroom plus an office Art Deco residence with a heated pool is an oasis in the heart of Brighton close to the Golden Mile beachfront, Bay Street shopping and schools. On more than 7500sq ft of land, it includes three separate living zones including a media room. This first class entertainer includes fastidious attention to detail with Red Gum and stainless steel kitchen, hydronic heating, air conditioning throughout, heated bathroom floors, Bose sound system and remote access double carport. VIEW Wednesday 2 - 2.30pm & 5 - 5.30pm, Saturday 1.15 - 1.45pm

CALL Justin Follett Ian Jackson

0405 996 822 0419 593 663

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11 Wolseley Grove Brighton

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The Art Of Living This spectacular new Nicholas Wright designed 4-bedroom, 5-bathroom plus a study north-facing residence with a pool, two living areas, a gymnasium, sauna, Gaggenau kitchen and a four car basement garage resides close to the beach, train station, schools and Church Street and Hampton Street shopping. Private, secure and maintenance free, this solidly-built bespoke residence features meticulous attention to detail and a 7.3 star energy rating in this ďŹ rst class address. VIEW Thursday 1.45 - 2.15pm & 5.45 - 6.15pm, Saturday 11.45 - 12.15pm

CALL Justin Follett David Curtis

0405 996 822 0417 122 352

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440 Kooyong Road Caulfield South

PRIVATE SALE From $810,000

Finest Designs, Unsurpassed Quality This exclusive boutique development of 10 luxury apartments will appeal to the most discerning of buyers with its inspired and elegant contemporary design, combined with inviting ambience, and superior workmanship in this premier address. Each generously proportioned two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment offers carefully curated European appliances, finishes and fittings, complemented by spacious low-maintenance living with generous balconies or courtyards, first class security, modern technology and basement garaging. VIEW Wednesday & Saturday 2.15 - 3pm

CALL Ian Jackson Gail Pullen

0419 593 663 0407 852 041

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‘The Caledonian’ c1889 South Melbourne 361 Coventry Street

C O U LT O N S M E L B O U R N E

Heritage Specialists 9497 2111 or 0411 198 452 coultonsmelbourne.com.au 120 Upper Heidelberg Rd IVANHOE

UNIQUE GRAND VICTORIAN RESIDENCE Built originally as a hotel ‘The Caledonian’ is now a grand family residence which retains its splendid Victorian architectural features creating the perfect setting for your antique furnishings and collections. The home comprises four bedrooms plus study, ensuite to the master, formal living, separate dining room, modern kitchen, walk down cellar, ducted heating, lock up garage and second car parking space.

LOCATION - HISTORY - CHARACTER Auction Saturday 31st August at 11am Inspections at Saturday and Wednesday open times by appointment - contact office for details 9497 2111 AUGUST 7, 2013 \ The weekly review 71


HOLDSWORTH AUCTION Saturday 10 August

Albert Park 97 Kerferd Road

Extended, Enhanced - The Essential Edwardian

AUCTION SATURDAY

Classical proportions and impressive modern spaces bring out the best in each other throughout this inviting three bedroom Edwardian, enviably positioned between the beach and Albert Park Village. A living room which is refined yet user friendly leads to a separate contemporary kitchen featuring Jarrah benches. Beyond, a conservatory style dining domain opens to a landscaped backdrop that concludes with a carport, storage and convenient laneway car access. A sublime central marble bathroom, plantation shutters, polished floors, ornate ceilings, open fire places, central heating, air conditioning and perfect presentation enhance an elegant, instantly enjoyable Edwardian. Note: 330 sq metres approx.

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PPTY WEB 97kerferdroadalbertpark.com.au CONTACT John Holdsworth Shane Siemers

Brighton 164 Were Street

0417 318 271 0418 501 941

AUCTION Saturday 10 August

AUCTION SATURDAY

Family Refinement, Perfectly Placed On an impressive 830 sqm approx. corner parcel, gracious "Clovercote" combines substantial upto five bedroom proportions with elegant finishes, private alfresco entertaining and a highly respected family position a short walk from leading schools, public transport, Were Street Village, Hampton Street and Church Street shops. Discerning modern accommodation features both up and downstairs main bedrooms, each with WIRs and ensuites, as well as multiple living zones that include an upstairs media or sitting room (fifth bedroom) and flexible outdoor games room. Stylish Euro appointed stone kitchen with WIP, BIRs, alarm, ducted heating and vacuum, reverse cycle cooling, roller garage, remote carport and OSP.

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

PPTY WEB 164werestreetbrighton.com.au CONTACT Mark Rogers Shane Siemers

Albert Park

8644 5500

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HOLDSWORTH AUCTION Saturday 10 August

Elwood 36 Ormond Road

AUCTION SATURDAY

Proportions, Position And Poolside Entertaining

5

Exquisite Federation era grace, stylishly renovated proportions and an exceptional position in Elwood´s ´golden mile´ on a huge 927 square metres offering walking access to Village shops, respected schools and foreshore attractions, together create an unbeatable backdrop for contemporary family living in this beautiful four bedroom period home featuring solar heated pool and gated OSP via Bendigo Ave. On a north facing garden corner, soaring Wunderlich ceilings, grand OFPs and leadlight detailing contribute a rich traditional ambience to truly impressive formal sitting and dining rooms, a study and the main bedroom with BIRs. Includes informal sitting, open plan living/dining with newly completed stone kitchen, three additional bedrooms, two separately arranged with shared ensuite.

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Wednesday 1:00pm - 1:30pm Saturday as advertised

PPTY WEB 36ormondroadelwood.com.au CONTACT Warwick Gardiner 0438 308 555 John Holdsworth 0417 318 271

Port Melbourne 26 Sandridge Avenue

AUCTION Sat 17 Aug

Port Melbourne 306/65 Beach Street

AUCTION Sun 11 Aug

AUCTION SUNDAY

Powerful Potential The opportunity to start with a blank canvas in surroundings that offer so much in terms of lifestyle is undeniably thrilling! Opposite Buckingham Reserve and less than five minutes from the beach, this property offers just such renovation or brand new home possibilities (STCA) on 340sqm approx. with easy access to light rail, the CBD and West Gate Freeway.

Albert Park

8644 5500

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PPTY WEB 26sandridgeavenueportmelbourne.com.au CONTACT Warwick Gardiner 0438 308 555 Lucinda Gardiner 0412 931 933

´Nautica´ - A Name That Signifies Style The beauty of the beach and un-interrupted views of the water create a spectacular context for this exceptional two bedroom, two bathroom apartment in ´NAUTICA´, an address of pure bayside appeal. Every room of this inviting floor-plan enjoys a sight of the sea, including a generous living/dining domain accompanied by a granite open plan kitchen and an inviting terrace. Large separate laundry, security entrance, swimming pool, tandem garaging & storage cage.

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

PPTY WEB 306-65beachstreetportmelbourne.com.au CONTACT John Holdsworth Peter Zervas

0417 318 271 0405 682 173

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Brighton | 10 Huntley Street

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Freestanding double fronted home with ROW access Charming freestanding double fronted weatherboard period home with three frontages, positioned in a peaceful & tightly held quiet street, just moments to Elsternwick Park, golf course & Elwood Village. A rare opportunity to secure this terrific parcel of land, renovate/extend the existing home or build your own dream luxury home (STCA). Auction: Sat 17th August 1.00pm Guide: $750,000 - $800,000

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

Elwood | 2/491 St Kilda Street

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

597 Balcombe Rd, Black Rock 9589 3133

90 Ormond Rd, Elwood 9531 1245

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325 Bay St, Port Melbourne 9646 4444

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Second to None! From the front door to the lovely decked courtyard this 2 bedroom unit in the heart of Black Rock clearly has it all. Boasting modern styling, light-filled living and lots of space inside & out, you can just unpack & relax, as there’s nothing to do here. The open plan contemporary kitchen is big and offers so much entertaining space. Pristine block, just minutes from the village & the beach. Auction: Sat 24th August 11.00am Guide: $550,000 - $600,000

TOSCANI Parkland views village lifestyle Enjoy a wonderful sense of privacy, leafy aspects & abundant light in this expansive 3 bedroom superbly renovated residence with high grade finishes and tasteful tones. Boasting a comfortable & secure top floor position with generous balcony and offering bright ambient living spaces & incredible tree top vistas. For Sale:

Black Rock | 3/16 Second Street

Bentleigh | 9/120 Patterson Road

Contact: Adam Saunders 0405 456 255 Nick Jones 0421 839 425

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Invest in the Best! Big, stylish and contemporary, double storey 2 bedroom apartment features a great terrace off the living and an upstairs balcony off the master boasting cityscape views. Perfectly located, this is sure to make sense to the most astute investor. You can’t ignore the lifestyle on offer here. Plus there’s basement parking too. This one is too good to miss… For Sale: $495,000

Contact: Adam Saunders 0405 456 255 Torsten Kasper 0428 454 181

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LANDSCAPING e.Scape Landscape Construction - e.Scape provide high quality landscape construction service to the Bayside & Port Phillip area. Specialising in Bluestone paving & exquisite timber decks, Eugene can tailor a project to just about any budget. Contact Eugene: 0423 523 408 www.e-scapes.com.au

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PAINTING Matt’s Painting & Decorating - Personalised, highly efficient and motivated team. Free quotes, prompt service and high quality paint finish. Experienced porters paint applicator and specialist in wall paper hanging. We don’t just paint, we create. Contact: Matt 0418 384 620. www.mpainting.com.au

SHUTTERS A/P Shutters - Highest quality, Timber Plantation Shutters at Melbourne’s best prices guaranteed. Also specialising in all other window furnishings including Awnings and Roller Blinds. For a free, no obligation quote, Contact 9818 1133. info@ap-shutters.com www.ap-shutters.com

TIMBER FLOOR REJUVENATION Floor Rejuvenation At A Fraction Of The Price! - We fine sand & re-coat your tired & dull timber floors....bringing them back to life! Most jobs take one day so less inconvenience to you. Client satisfaction is our priority. Re-coating on the following surfaces: Existing timber & parquetry floors, steps & staircases. *Rejuvenation applicable to floors in reasonable condition. Contact: 0410 537 164. Call for an obligation free quote or visit our website: www.decksealrevival.com.au

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ADVERTISING FEATURE To advertise in this page call Anna on 9238 7529

Brimin Lodge

Petite Pippin High Tea in Your Home Mt Zero Log Cabins Melbourne & Surrounding areas. 0433 406 530

221 Flat Rock Road, Laharum. 1800 883 226

Looking for heaven - the perfect place to relax in seclusion as a

Experience the luxury of High Tea in the comfort of your own

AFFORDABLE COMFORT! A 6 minute drive to northern Grampians

couple or family? Brimin Lodge is both a commercial farm and a

home. Petite Pippin is an event management company with a

national park gentle walks and rock climbing cliffs. Enjoy Mt. Zero,

picturesque holiday and weekend getaway. It offers you the choice

unique, elegant, eclectic style offering specialised high tea events Mt. Stapylton and Hollow Mountain. 18 metres between self-

of two fully self-contained accommodation units on the banks of the

tailored to suit your needs. We come to you to provide a quality

contained cabins on flat land with BBQs, wood heaters and two

Murray river close to Rutherglen and the beautiful wineries of North

high tea service in your home, private venue or public garden.

bedrooms. Tennis court and summer swimming pool. Wildflowers May

East Victoria. Controlled pets welcome by arrangement.

Packages start from $25 pp.

to November. Easy driving to several wineries and olive groves.

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Playtime For Kids

Arthur Murray Dance Studios Trombie Toys

528 Brimin Road, Brimin via Rutherglen. (02) 6035 7245

Port Melbourne. 0419 004 260

Level 1, Suite 2, 136-138 Martin Street, Brighton. (03) 9530 6000

Designer and traditional hand knits for babies and toddlers for

29 Melrose Street, Sandringham. (03) 9598 6545

You’re two feet from Happiness! Arthur Murray Dance Studios celebrating 100 years in 2012, are synonymous with excellence in have been lovingly designed for babies and toddlers in soft wools social dance instruction. First lesson is free. The Brighton studio, a destination for many single people and couples, has qualified gentle on young skins in beautiful fun bright colours. All wools instructors in Ballroom, Latin American, Street Latin and Argentine used are 100% Australian with the added bonus of being machine Tango. Open Monday - Friday: 1pm - 9pm; alternate Saturdays: washable. 12.30pm - 4.15pm. Spring Special: 20% off your original program.

Trombie Toys is an exciting independent toy store located in Sandringham. Specialising in wooden toys, educational toys, costumes, puzzles and games, we’ll have something for every child! We are stockists of Janod, Hape, Tiger Tribe, Micro scooters, Goki, Le Toy Van, Djeco, Discoveroo, Ever Earth and many more. New stock arriving all the time. Open 9am-5pm Monday-Friday and 9am-3pm Saturdays. Bring in this advert for 20% off.

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Trombie Toys

Café Bus Winery Tours

Rubira’s @ Swallows

Digital Detox in Bright

Café Bus Wine Cheese and Chocolate tours provide tours to

Rubira’s always offers the freshest quality seafood available.

Five charming units on three acres, fresh air, birds, walking and

Melbourne’s premier winery regions in our unique bus converted

As well as your choice of up to ten ‘market fresh’ fish daily (all

bike trails, in a gourmet food and wine region. The deal - you book

everyday wear or special occasions. The garments and cocoons

Melbourne-wide. (03) 9314 5353

192 Station Street, Port Melbourne. (03) 9646 2746

Time for a brain break

into a café with free coffee all day! Join one of our regular tours or expertly filleted on site), you will also find mouth watering oysters,

in, we offer a complimentary bottle of boutique local wine, you

book the bus for your next function. Group bookings of 12 or more

prawns, scallops, bugs, scampi, lobster etc. A fully equipped

turn your digital devices on silent, we provide a personal digital

people will receive a free case of wine from Killara Estate worth

upstairs private room is also available for functions with menus

detox box to hide those pesky things, you enjoy a brain break and

over $300 if you mention this advert!

tailored to suit your needs.

refresh the DNA. Call (03) 5750 1502 and quote “Detox”.

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BMW Melbourne

Southbank Kings Way

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BMW MELBOURNE IS OFFERING 24 HOURS TO FIND YOURWAY. VISIT BMW MELBOURNE TODAYYOU AT SOUTHBANK AND KINGS PERFECT MATCH. For a limited time there is even more to love in a BMW 3 Series Sedan, with complimentary* Modern, Sport or Luxury Line Packages. BMW Melbourne would like to offer all Weekly Review readers the opportunity to find their style with an extended test-drive.

Bring in this voucher to book your no-obligation, 24 hour test-drive.^

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*Offer available while stocks last on vehicles ordered and delivered between 1/7/13 and 30/9/13. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Excludes fleet, government and rental buyers. ^Subject to availability and waiting periods may apply. Insurance excess, kilometre and licence restrictions and other terms and conditions apply. Contact BMW Melbourne for full details.

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