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hen outgoing independent Tony Windsor founding member and managing director of the famously said he was thinking of heading Regional Development Company. down to the seat of Indi in northern Victoria Fed up with what they saw as Mirabella’s poor to help out the local candidate who was going to representation of their electorate, a group of 12 local take on the “nasty” Sophie Mirabella, the Cathy figures formed an incorporated association in July last McGowan campaign team were delighted. Windsor’s year, wrote up a set of core values and started asking endorsement gave McGowan, farm manager and the community about the issues that mattered to businesswoman, a national profile. The team them. Locals told them that trains, broadband, knew he would be a great asset. They looked mental health and jobs for their kids were the it was forward to the crowd of TV cameras that key issues. Kitchen conversations were held a true would accompany his visit. in towns across the electorate. The group then grassroots But, in an example of just how politically took their concerns to Mirabella, who held the campaign shrewd this campaign has been, it was seat by a margin of 9 per cent. later decided that Windsor, the man who “She gave us 11 minutes, and told us, ‘No, I notoriously gave power to Julia Gillard, was a know my electorate, and the issues are the cost of divisive and resented figure within their conservative living and stopping the boats’,” says Benedyka. rural electorate. They politely declined the offer, and This may have been the moment that radicalised McGowan pushed on to claim what seems at the time of the group. They knew they had to take the seat off writing to be a famous victory. her. Leading community figures were approached to The “Voice for Indi” independent campaign is a run, formal interviews were held and McGowan got fascinating paradox, and may well become the playbook the job. Volunteers came out of the woodwork. They for any independent political candidate around the had to sign and uphold the statement of core values country. It was a true grassroots campaign founded (respect, evidence-based work only). No one was to be on an unsentimental business model. “V for I”, as disrespectful or insulting of Mirabella: she was only ever it’s known, didn’t even start life as a political quest: referred to as the sitting member or the incumbent. “We didn’t know what it was at first: a community As the campaign continued, some volunteers organisation? A lobby group?” says Susan Benedyka, abandoned the Greens to come on board and, by

election day, volunteer numbers has risen to 600. With only enough money for one mail drop, the campaign used community contacts, face-to-face meetings and social media – run by the younger members of the team – to reach a large and disparate community. Social media was described as “crucial” in the campaign. The team drew upon the theories of Marshall Ganz, the Harvard alumnus and pioneer of grassroots political organising, to persuade voters of a need for change. And as the campaign went on, and the national media got a whiff of a possible boilover, attention turned to the north-east and momentum built. Well before the election was called, the team ran their figures and knew they could win on 25 per cent of the primary vote: McGowan ended up getting 32.8. She later said Liberal Party HQ should have seen this coming. When asked the secret of their success, Benedyka ticks off a list of key objectives that could come straight from an MBA handbook: “Planning, vision, follow-through, community.” Turns out that the winning strategy for a successful independent candidate is so pithy it could be written on the back of a country business card. \

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t won’t come as a surprise that Eamon Sullivan likes to win – not just in the pool, but at everything he tries. “Whether it’s rhythmic gymnastics or pretending to be a horse on all fours – I want to win,” he says. Kicking back on a long blue bench seat at Channel Ten’s headquarters, Sullivan is talking about some of the left-field challenges involved in his role as a team leader on Ten’s new family entertainment show, A League of Their Own. In his olive-green jeans, denim shirt and casual sneakers, he could be mistaken for any average 28-year-old. His casual attire and disarming grin are an excellent disguise for the core of fierce competitiveness just under the surface. What is surprising, though, is the fact that this three-time Commonwealth gold medallist and two-time Olympic silver medallist places clowning around just as high on his list of his priorities as winning. That why he has relished the opportunity to play the fool during his gig on A League of Their Own. The show, hosted by comedian Tommy Little, involves team captains Sullivan and Pat Cash competing in quizzes, funny games and sporting challenges, including trying their hand at V8 racing, gymnastics and cycling, among other things. It provides a welcome comic relief from the serious demands of Sullivan’s other pursuits. The Perth-born freestyle champion has focussed on winning since he started swimming competitively at the age of 13. So it’s refreshing for him to invite people to laugh at his shortcomings. “It’s quite funny when you try your hardest at something and you still look ridiculous,” he says. His grin widens as he hints at the quirky trivia questions that might be asked on the show. “Here are three sports stars, what are their favourite smells? It’s weird answers, like ‘sniffing a baby’,” he explains. “They’re all true facts.” Here’s another quirky question: which sports star set up a Twitter account for his dog, Baxter, and tweets on his behalf? The answer is: Eamon Sullivan. “It was a Saturday night in the peak of training,” Sullivan says. “I was sitting on the couch as usual. I looked at Baxter and thought, ‘What are you thinking?’ Then I thought, ‘I’ll just make it up’.” Baxter’s Twitter feed highlights Sullivan’s cheeky side: “Is that a tennis ball in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?” Baxter tweets to Sullivan. The three-year-old French bulldog hasn’t tweeted for more than a year but still boasts more than 600 followers. “He might make a comeback,” Sullivan chuckles. “But then Duke [Sullivan’s other French bulldog] will be jealous that he doesn’t have Twitter.” Social media hasn’t been all fun and games for Sullivan. He has received plenty of negative feedback for his performances from some of his 33,000 Twitter followers, particularly during the London 2012 Olympics, when many felt he failed to live up to his golden promise. “If you make one mistake there’s quite a negative response,” he says. “It’s disappointing when people have nothing better to do than slag you off or write something mean.” Still Sullivan insists nasty tweets are like “water off a duck’s back” and the only opinions that matter to him are those of his father, John, mother Pam, sister Pia, and his friends. “I just love to have fun,” he says. “Ask my friends. I’ll pester them until they break. I’m like a little brother that doesn’t quit. I don’t like being serious.”

Within the Olympic swimming team, he’s known for taking photos of his teammates taking a nap and posting them on Instagram. He says that growing up, he loved Jim Carrey and Rowan Atkinson and admired their ability to please a crowd. But when you’re a public figure, a bit of tomfoolery can turn into national news. Late last year, there was an incident involving a motorised scooter and a café patron during a buck’s party in Adelaide, which ended up with Sullivan pleading guilty to disorderly conduct and paying a $1000 fine. “Whenever I do have fun there’s photos. It’s made me a lot more cautious of having fun in public, which is a shame for me, but at the same time it’s fine. I enjoy going out for dinner and having a red wine instead of causing havoc,” he says. A havoc-free life will become inevitable now that the Australian Olympic Committee has declared Sullivan eligible for selection for the 2016 swimming team for Rio de Janeiro. There had been a question mark hovering over Sullivan’s Olympic future, and that of five teammates, investigated for taking the sedative Stilnox during a wild “team bonding” night in Manchester ahead of the London Olympics. Sullivan confessed to using the drug and publicly apologised. On August 23, the AOC announced he and the others would not face formal sanctions, but were on notice that no further indiscretions would be tolerated.

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he decision has come as a huge relief to Sullivan, even though he admits that after his last Olympic experience, he contemplated throwing in the towel. He says there have been times in the past year when he battled with the idea of having to return to life as a “complete saint”, relinquishing fun and a social life to have a crack at gold again. “After London I was really disillusioned,” he says. “Obviously it wasn’t a great experience. You question yourself, why do I put myself through all the pain of training to be painted in a negative way?” But he’s not ready to give up the pool just yet. In June, after 10 months on dry land, Sullivan took his first dip since London. “Just having that feeling of watching the sun come up and being in the water and being around friends – it was something I really missed,” he says. “I’m not ready to bow out after the way London panned out.” He reckons he has only another three years of top-level swimming left in him. “You only have one shot at your sport and getting your life set up,” he says. “I really want to do that right.” Sullivan has had six major operations during his career and says it’s unusual for a swimmer to have even one. “I was going for speed, strength and power. My body just kept breaking down,” he says. The upside of the operations, he says, was that they gave him time to think and get in touch with his spiritual side. He has marked many of these occasions with tattoos. He twists his wrists to reveal two small Chinese characters – “this means good fortune” – then lifts his shirt to reveal more charcoal-coloured ink on the right side of his abdomen. “That’s a reiki symbol for strength and protection.” A scar from an emergency appendix removal adds texture to the artwork. He also has an unfinished Zen circle that represents moving away from a chosen path and making one’s own destiny. This is perhaps the most symbolic for Sullivan, who is already carving out a path in hospitality. After winning Celebrity MasterChef in 2009 with a decadent chocolate délice, Sullivan went on to share his

culinary flair with West Australians, opening Subiaco café Louis Baxters in 2011 with former MasterChef senior producer Laki Baker. Then, in March this year, he opened North Fremantle restaurant Bib & Tucker. It’s not bad for a kid who was a fussy eater until he learned to cook during home economics classes at John XXIII College in Mount Claremont, Perth. When the restaurant opened he was up at 5am and wouldn’t get home until midnight. “During the day I’d have a muffin and a handful of chips. It was go, go, go.” Pole-vaulter Steve Hooker and hockey player Jamie Dwyer are also investors in the restaurant, which has had more than its share of teething problems, including structural issues, lease woes and, initially, no liquor licence. But soon the restaurant began to hum and, once again, Sullivan was winning. Between owning a café and a restaurant, starring in a new television show and training for the next Olympics, he hasn’t left much time for leisure or for love. Sullivan hasn’t been publicly linked to a woman since he split with fellow Olympic swimmer Stephanie Rice in 2008. He dodges the subject of women as deftly as he tumble-turns at the end of a lane. “Looking back on it, I haven’t had time for a social life,” is all he’ll say. In May, Sullivan posted a picture on Instagram of himself sitting at a table alone with the caption, “I built a table … I have no one else to use it with.” While his tone and image are facetious – a companion clearly took the photo – it’s tempting to wonder why he’s cramming his life with work, responsibility and

“I just love to have fun. I’ll pester my friends until they break. I’m like a little brother that doesn’t quit.” relentless athletic demands when he could be taking his good looks and easy charm out on the town, enjoying himself and making the most of his remaining youth. Surely one bad experience at a buck’s party hasn’t forced him to quit public frivolity entirely? “It’s never too late to have fun,” he says. “I’m the first to admit I would never have been a lawyer or a vet, so while I’m doing my sport and I’ve got options, I want to use what I have now to pave my way for the future so I can have fun when I’m retired.” In the meantime, it’s not all pain in pursuit of gain. Before the intensity of training kicks in there’s still time for culinary tours of whatever city he happens to be in. After filming A League of Their Own wraps, he plans to hit Melbourne and check out his mate George Calombaris’ latest offering, Gazi. “George brings out a new restaurant pretty much every week,” Sullivan jokes. If not frequenting a Calombaris venue he might be found waiting his turn in line outside a food truck or grabbing a coffee. “Melbourne’s really got the whole coffee roaster and boutique thing down pat,” he says. He won’t rule out expanding his West Australian brand of hospitality to the east coast but, for the moment, he has enough on his plate. “I’m on the non-plan plan. I know the things I’m interested in. I could go anywhere,” he says. But before he goes anywhere, he’ll go to Rio. \ editorial@theweeklyreview.com.au We WelCome your feedbACk @

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on’t get me wrong; I was impressed by the food at Bistro K – pleasing flavours, an original Korean-nuanced approach to fusion cuisine and gorgeous presentation. But before it arrived I was already charmed by the enthusiasm of the staff. “You’ve chosen all my favourite dishes,” said one young waitress. “Whenever I eat here those are the dishes I choose.” You’d think a reviewer would be immune to employee approval of menu choices. I would have thought so too. But her fervour seemed genuine rather than solicitous and it was catching. Besides, she and her colleagues doted on my young dining companion, who is studying Korea at school and thought he would be able to provide additional insight. The young waitress’ favourites were golden fried, batter-coated fillets of salmon and butterfish that arrived on a pale, textured pottery dish, drizzled with a sticky, sweet chilli sauce and sprinkled with crushed nuts. Not complicated cuisine and not especially Korean, but moreish nonetheless. Our young co-reviewer preferred the milder flavour of the butterfish, which was creamy and delicate. Another of the approved choices was crispy mungbean pancakes, fanned across a pretty white platter and served with a dipping sauce of soy, mirin and vinegar. No wonder. The delicate legume purée gives the patties a refined, airy texture that contrasts with small, tender diced pieces of pork (there’s also a vegetable version), and the salty, sweet and sour elements of the sauce are a pleasant flavour enhancer. The young man and I would like the recipe, please (apparently it was the chef’s mother’s). My dish of the night was a sous vide pork belly with a soybean citron sauce, served with apple and kimchi chips. This is available as a small or larger dish but, as with all of the value-for-money mains at Bistro K, ours was accompanied by bowls of steamed black rice and miso soup. The generous main serve contains two thick pieces of perfectly cooked pork belly, its fat rendered to mouth-coating velvet and its flesh meltingly tender. The syrupy citron sauce (most dishes contain a sweet element) is acidic enough to cut through the pork’s richness, helped by a side of shredded kimchi and spring onion salad. Dehydrated slices of apple and kimchi add a decorative element, but their crunch dissipates quickly and they aren’t substantial enough to add lasting impact. Chef Jae Park and his business partner, Sharon Jeon, opened Bistro K at the quiet end of Smith Street about four months ago. Korean-born and trained, Park has worked at Seoul’s French-inspired Hotel Shilla as well as Italian and French restaurants in the US, and he spent 18 months at Melbourne’s Nobu. Jeon has worked for Korea’s Hyatt hotels and ran a Melbourne business supplying Korean foods. Park’s menu is a product of his background and not determinedly Korean. It features bibimbap, the national dish of mixed rice, meat and vegetables; bulgogi, richly marinated grilled beef; and kimchi, spicy, fermented cabbage, but there are many elements that are Japanese influenced too. A short list of traditional Korean alcoholic drinks, from soju (distilled rice spirit) to bok bun ja (sweet berry wine), appear on the placemat-style menu. Our waitress

FOOD \ Leanne toLra reviews Bistro K

BISTRO K, 366 SMITH STREET, COLLINGWOOD pORK BELLY

Cuisine \ Modern Korean Chef \ Jae Park Prices \ Small plates $9.50-$16.50; mains $20-$36; desserts $6-$12 Open \ Monday to Friday noon-late; Saturday 6pm-late Phone \ 9973 6055 The Verdict \ Put on your list

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recommended mae chui soon (green plum wine), which was aromatic, with a sweet body and a slightly tart finish. There are also cocktail jugs for sharing, ciders, a few Korean beers and a selection of Korean teas. My young companion struggled through a proportionately large bowl of chicken legs and wings, listed on the menu as slow-cooked spicy chicken stew with chunky vegetables. Our kind waitress made sure the sweet chilli and soy sauce wasn’t too hot for him and he enjoyed its rich, sweet flavours and the tender poultry pieces. It wasn’t especially traditional, either. Also non-traditional were some rather fun deep-fried seafood balls, comprised of pieces of fish, octopus, prawns, tofu, zucchini and carrot. The riot of textures is softened by a creamy cauliflower purée and enhanced by another sweet chilli sauce. The bibimbap with bulgogi beef (also available with salmon or butterfish) was a fruit-bowl-sized pottery dish filled with spinach leaves, grilled eggplant, pieces of meat, a scattering of enoki mushrooms and a sous vide poached egg. An accompanying platter held a collection of pickled vegetables and a bowl of dark chilli sauce, plus the was the rice and miso soup. Toss the lot in and mix it up. That’s probably a metaphor for this intriguing new bistro. It seems to work. \ ltolra@theweeklyreview.com.au

Exposed-brick walls and a collection of irregular-shaped light-fittings suspended in the front window add warmth to the interior at this minimalist bistro. Elegant curved pale timber chairs and stools at solid-topped matching tables create uniformity, while a series of red-enamelled lightshades break the neutral tones. Placemat menus and ordered shelving behind a solid-timber bar keep things streamlined, but inflexible surfaces, including polished concrete floors, can make things rowdy. A rear room with a wallpaper mural and faux fireplace is an escape from the din. \

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SAKé RESTAuRANT & BAR, HAMER HALL, ARTS CENTRE MELBOuRNE. SEpTEMBER 25, 6.30-7.30pM. 8687 0775 Masataka Taketsuru, the son of a sake brewer, was the first Japanese ever to study whisky making. He dedicated his entire life to perfecting the craft, and established Nikka Whisky almost 80 years ago. As part of

month-long festivities celebrating the Cherry Blossom Festival, Saké Restaurant & Bar is hosting an exclusive whisky masterclass. The one-off event will showcase a newly released trio of smooth, complex whiskies from this high-end Japanese distillery. Canapés will accompany two 12-year-old single-malt drops and a powerful, spicy blend called Nikka from the Barrel. The event costs $45 per person, and reservations are essential. \ september 18, 2013 \ The weekly review 17


Books \ CORRIE PERKIN AWARDS FULL MARKS TO A NEW COOKBOOK

The Blue Ducks By Mark LaBrooy and Darren Robertson with Hannah Reid » $39.99 (Plum)

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ctober looms and a new range of summer cookbooks has started to arrive in our shop. Each delivery brings more food-related titles; from cupcakes to fishcakes, from Martini (Karen) to Beer (Maggie), the publishers have unleashed their big guns on the pre-Christmas marketplace. Meanwhile, booksellers like us unpack another box, shake our heads and wonder: how many recipes can one nation cook? But despite these exciting new additions to our shelves, we keep drifting back to The Blue Ducks: Delicious Food, the Importance of Community and the Joy of Surfing. Released a few weeks ago, this collection of recipes by Sydney chefs and café owners Mark LaBrooy and Darren Robertson is an easy book to sell because it is beautiful and engaging. It also fits snugly with our own food ethos – fresh produce, simply cooked and in harmony with everything else on the plate. In our busy day, shopping for and preparing a dish from The Blue Ducks is a joy, not a chore. Like so many cookbooks in the food-and-memoir genre, The Blue Ducks also offers a rich story about a group of like-minded friends and food soulmates who became business partners, opened a café in Bronte called Three Blue Ducks, worked hard and created a culinary destination that has now become an intrinsic part of its local community. Three Blue Ducks was born in 2007 when LaBrooy and friends Chris Sorrell and Sam Reid-Boquist started talking in earnest about opening a café together. Their goal: to serve good food that represented their sustainable living and ethical food practice philosophies. The friends found an old chicken shop in Bronte, a beach suburb near Bondi and just 10 kilometres

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from the CBD. The shop had a backyard that could be transformed into a vegetable garden, and the project began. Soon, two new partners – Jeff Bennett, who owned the pizza shop next door, and chef Darren Robertson, who’d worked with LaBrooy at Tetsuya’s in Sydney – came on board and Three Blue Ducks started to fly. The book’s food photography is complemented by an upbeat design aesthetic, and travel snaps of the Bronte beach and its sun-kissed environs. The authors appear, too – surfboards in hand and down to the beach to catch a wave in between kitchen commitments.

“Welcome to Australia!’’ this book shouts loudly, thus cementing its position as a great Christmas gift to send international foodie friends. The recipes are not complicated, although there are plenty of big tastes and wow moments. But if you like dishes that remind you of summer (barbecued calamari with tomato and olive salsa, barramundi, peas and bacon, roasted vegetable salad and lime, polenta and ricotta cake to name a few), then The Blue Ducks should be on your Christmas wish list, too. \ cperkin@theweeklyreview.com.au

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The Guts By Roddy Doyle » $24.95 (Vintage)

Venice: A New History By Thomas F. Madden » $39.99 (Viking)

in 1987, irishman Roddy Doyle self-published his first novel, The Commitments, then later saw it turned into a successful movie. One of the book’s key characters, wily young band manager Jimmy Rabbitte, has stayed with Doyle and now, years later, returns as a 47-year-old father of four and website manager. The Guts begins when Jimmy discovers he has bowel cancer and has to break the news to his wife, kids, and ageing father. although it lacks the verve of his earlier novels, The Guts delivers a thoughtful, soul-searching journey through Jimmy’s middle age. \

like paris, Venice is one of those european cities that fascinates historians hell-bent on trying to make sense of its timeless allure. Thomas F. madden, professor of History and director of the Centre for mediaeval and Renaissance Studies at Saint louis University in the US, is one such academic whose admiration for a city he describes as “a place of contradictions – a city without land, an empire without borders’’ is boundless. We especially recommend this accessible overview to anyone who is planning a trip to Venice and who might be keen to study its rich history before their gondola docks. \

The Spanish Ambassador’s Suitcase: Stories from the Diplomatic Bag By Matthew Parris and Andrew Bryson » $22.99 (Penguin)

Clara Button and The Wedding Day Surprise By Amy de la Haye and Emily Sutton » $24.99 (Bloomsbury)

British newspaper columnist matthew parris and radio producer andrew Bryson have trawled through the British Foreign Office’s vast archives to uncover another volume of hilarious correspondence written by various ambassadors at large. Now in paperback, this volume of letters reveals the funny, the politically incorrect, the discreet and the naughty. “in bed with the French,’’ reported one 1970s British Commissioner from his New Hebrides posting, “Two things to do … We have tried sleeping, and it is time for the other.’’ \

The ever-practical, good-with-her-hands Clara Button returns in this delightful picture book – the perfect gift for the five to eight-year-old age group. Clara is highly excited when her family receives an invitation to attend a very special wedding. But what to wear? and what to do when the dress you’ve chosen ends up with a stain on it? exquisite and detailed illustrations bring to life Clara’s busy world. Young children will be enchanted. \

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losing it

\ GORDON FARRER EATS TO ShED ONE-TENTh OF himSElF

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But you get used to it. That’s one of the worst lines you hear: “You get used to it.” Who wants to get used to bland food and feeling ravenous 24 hours a day? Fortunately, the reality of the diet is less severe than my original nightmare vision. I do have to limit how many slices of bread I eat each day (three), weigh the meat I eat (300g a day) and count how many the cashews I have for my afternoon snack (15) but manual flavour is still allowed. I can go crazy with herbs and spices, and the recipes devised by The Alfred dietitian include some more-than-satisfying meals. Moroccan meatballs with couscous, Asian-style beef salad, crispy Cajun salmon with rocket

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iets are for women and Hollywood celebrities. They fuel the women’s magazine industry and Christmas book sales. Diet fads are a scam designed to extract money from the vain and cashed-up. No bloke in his right mind would go on a diet. What are you, a girl? Truth is, there are good reasons for men to diet. The best is that weight around the waist puts you at higher risk of cardiovascular disease. Big belly equals bad for the heart. Want a reason to change your thoughtless eating ways? Look at your kids. There’s a difference between “diet” and “a diet”. “Diet” is what you eat every day, the stuff you push into your mouth to fuel your body. “A diet” is a food plan with a purpose: to lose weight, lower cholesterol, build muscle or, sometimes, gain weight, say, after an illness. A month ago I started a diet as part of a research study at The Alfred hospital. The research aims to monitor the impact of weight loss on diabetes; the theory – based on good evidence gathered over several years – is that losing weight lowers the amount of the stress hormone, noradrenaline, in your body, improving how your body processes sugars. For many type 2 diabetics, weight loss will eliminate the disease. For the study, I have to lose 10 per cent of my body weight: 9.7 kilograms. It sounds a lot but there was plenty of room for improvement because I was such a careless eater, never curbing my cravings for delicious tidbits. Finish the kids’ pasta? Tick. Small pizza or large? Always large. You going to eat that stuffing? It’d be a waste to throw it out. Chicken skin? There is no more glorious thing on God’s Earth than the succulent seasoned skin of a roast chicken … Despite the bad eating habits, I was not obese. Overweight, yes, a little fuller in the face than I should be and with a small basketball behind my belly button, but I wasn’t in Clive Palmer territory. I’m tall and carried it reasonably well, but still I needed to turn this around. So the good folk at The Alfred tallied my daily calorie intake, calculated my energy-burning capacity and designed a diet and exercise plan to help me drop the kilos over about four months. The first sight of my diet plan was a shock. This is what I saw: Breakfast: Shredded, low-sodium, sugar-free cardboard with half a cup of low-fat water. Lunch: Suck on 50g steamed chicken breast (no skin) – DO NOT SWALLOW. Dinner: Inhale scent of green salad (no oil). Dessert: Look at picture of skinny yoghurt (maximum viewing time 45 seconds). That’s the worst part of a weight-loss diet, the sense that you’re never going to enjoy food again. You have to strike off so many of life’s pleasures: butter, soft-rind cheese, Twisties, butter, pancakes with banana fried in burnt butter, lamingtons – and butter. Can you guess I’m missing butter?

“there’s no more glorious thing than the succulent skin of a roast chicken” and pear salad – all delicious and to plan. In this negative-energy diet – a diet in which energy-in is less than energy-out – carbohydrates are my enemy. Pasta and rice, once the staples of so many of my meals, are now meted out sparingly, by the gram and grain. The aim is to get my body to burn the fat I’ve stored in such rich veins around my middle and in my cheeks. I do that by giving it less than it needs to function. But lots of lean meat is OK because protein builds muscle, and it’s muscle that burns the fat. Phew for that. The thing I miss most is the sense of richness in my food. Low-fat food tastes thin and has a less pleasing mouth-feel. The one thing I’ve refused to change is the milk I use in my coffee. I’ve got a good machine that makes great coffee. I’m not going to compromise on this one pleasure by skinnying up the milk. So there. Is the diet working? It is. The aim is to lose about a kilo a fortnight. To keep me honest, I go to the hospital every two weeks to be weighed. In the first fortnight I lost 1.5kg, in the second, 2.3kg. That’s nearly four bags of sugar I’m not carrying around with me every minute of every day. I move better, feel better and look better. Can’t wait till I lose another six kilograms. I’ll feel like Superman. \ gfarrer@theweeklyreview.com.au

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Sport \ ultimate frisbee going from strength to strength

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very Monday night in Albert Park, competition at the 2013 World Games in groups of people get together to toss a Colombia, losing 13-6 to the United States in Frisbee around. the final. Two Supernova players were part of A cursory glance may not inspire much the squad. excitement, but there is much more to it than Browne says Ultimate is progressing at a meets the eye. The group is from division one manic rate. of Ultimate Victoria, the state’s highest level “The number of competitions is growing of Ultimate Frisbee. month by month around the world,” she says. The team atop the ladder is Supernova. “We have training camps which we have to Fronted by Kelli Browne, Supernova is well fly interstate for regularly, sometimes every known among the Ultimate fraternity two weeks. It’s played by more countries following a string of successes. and more people than most of the “we September 7-8 saw Supernova popular sports here and it outdoes all hit – sponsored by Albert Park icon a lot of Olympic sports in terms andrew’s Andrew’s Hamburgers – win of participation.” hamBurgers the Victorian Mixed Ultimate It’s fitting then that Ultimate got after the Championships in Princes Park. its watershed moment in late May, game” The team will now travel to when it was officially recognised as the Australian Mixed Ultimate an Olympic sport by the IOC. Championships in Canberra in October, While it’s not part of the Olympic hoping to better the bronze they won last year. program, alongside 33 other sports, the “We’re a much stronger team this year,” IOC stated the WFDF is a “rapidly growing says Browne. “We’re a more gelled team and federation with tremendous youth appeal, a most of us have been playing division one strong grounding in Olympic ideals, gender all year.” equality and good governance”. It has also The prize for winning the national been part of the World Games since 2001. championships is a trip to Italy for the 2014 But for all its high-profile growth, the sport World Ultimate Club Championships. The remains local and accessible. Anyone can sport’s governing body, the World Flying Disc register to play at Albert Park, and as Browne Federation, expects up to 160 teams and 3500 says, “we all hit Andrew’s Hamburgers after athletes compete. the game”. Australia took silver in the 2012 Register at ultimatevictoria.com.au. \ daniel paproth championships, going down 17-9 to Canada. dpaproth@mmpgroup.com.au Australia also won silver in the Ultimate

In a spin: Peter Allen, in white, playing for Supernova, which will be going to Canberra to compete in the Australian Mixed Ultimate Championships in October. (Ben Cheng)

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Auction Saturday

Actual Beach Opposite

Beaumaris 423 Beach Road Auction Inspect Office Contact

Sat 21st September at 11am Wed at 12.00-12.30pm, Sat from 10.30am 12 East Concourse Beaumaris 9589 6077 Michael Cooney 0418 325 052 Simone Chin 0403 857 266

4 Lifestyle opportunity & iconic Ricketts Point Beach address At an iconic Ricketts Point address, this 3 level 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home has beach access directly opposite, the Concourse within a walk and Sandbelt Golf Courses and schools in easy reach. This comfortable lifestyle property has a garden level games room, first floor lounge/dining and kitchen/meals

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AUCTION SATURDAY

Brighton 17 McCallum Street Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

Sat 21st September at 12noon Contact Agent Wed at 2.00-2.30pm, Sat from 11.30am 251 Bay Street Brighton 9596 1111 Sam Paynter 0413 531 888 Anthony Fordham 0408 107 514

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4 Sublimely serene...leafy Court location & lifestyle This architecturally designed, solid brick 4 bedroom contemporary home with pool on a north oriented 9000sqft/ 836sqm (approx.) allotment offers exhilarating opportunities for the new owner. Move in and enjoy the unique ambience as it is, as nothing needs be done. Or consider a renovation with a 2nd

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story or even a stunning brand new home. Superbly situated in a leafy, converted Court surrounded by magnificent towering trees, the home is within easy walking distance of Brighton Grammar, Firbank, the beach and Brighton Baths. www.17mccallumstreetbrighton.com


Brighton 2/149 Carpenter Street Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

Sat 5th October at 11am $820K - $900K Wed at 11.00-11.30am, Sat as advertised 251 Bay Street Brighton 9596 1111 Julian Augustini 0418 558 408 Russ Enticott 0431 526 636

3 Stylish, Spacious Townhouse in the heart of Brighton Set over 3 levels in a group of 3 in a warehouse-style former dairy, this architect-designed 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom townhouse-apartment steps from courtyard-access bedroom suite, to mid-level dual living around the central stair, to a dualbalconied bedroom zone with 2-way ensuite. Featuring Smeg &

Brighton 54 Male Street Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

Sat 12th October at 1pm $1.2M - $1.3M Wed & Sat at 11.45-12.15pm 251 Bay Street Brighton 9596 1111 Simone Chin 0403 857 266 Campbell Cooney 0418 337 055

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st-steel kitchen with butler’s pantry & fully-tiled stone-finished bathrooms, this heated & rev-cyc air-con’d home has secure intercom entry, auto-garaging & a blue-chip address just off the Bay St strip, near cinemas, shops, station and a walk to the bay www.2-149carpenterstreetbrighton.com

4 Excellent location & outstanding possibilities This land value offering in a privileged position, right in the heart of Middle Brighton, creates exhilarating possibilities with a generous land size of approximately 627sqm/6750sqft. Within walking distance of both the Bay Street and Church Street shopping strips, railway stations and fine schools, the

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Brighton 86b Halifax Street Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

Sat 12th October at 12noon $1.1M - $1.2M Wed at 12.30-1.00pm, Sat as advertised 251 Bay Street Brighton 9596 1111 Campbell Cooney 0418 337 055 Simone Chin 0403 857 266

4 Stylish, sophisticated with family spaces Quietly situated opposite the William St Reserve in Middle Brighton, this spacious townhouse offers 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, stylish environs with stunning courtyard views from two contemporary living areas. Set on a secure low maintenance allotment with separate living and sleeping zones,

Brighton 16/8-10 Durrant Street Private Sale Price Inspect Office Contact

$850K - $925K Wed at 2.00-2.30pm, Sat as advertised 251 Bay Street Brighton 9596 1111 Campbell Cooney 0418 337 055 Simone Chin 0403 857 266

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the home is sumptuously appointed and beautifully presented. Highlights include an open plan kitchen, dining and family domain, a vast living room with floor to ceiling courtyard views, chef´s kitchen with granite/European appliances. www.86bhalifaxstreetbrighton.com

2 Brilliant penthouse in a privileged position Spectacularly appealing and perfectly positioned, this contemporary top floor penthouse offers indulgent apartment living in the hub of Brighton only moments from the shopping and restaurant delights of Bay Street Village. On the third level and only seven years old, it features an open plan living domain,

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2 double bedrooms, gourmet kitchen (stone bench tops/ European appliances) and magnificent 180 degree views from a huge, north and west facing wraparound balcony. Outstanding entertaining spaces inside and out are assured. www.16-8-10durrantstreetbrighton.com


AUCTION SATURDAY

Elwood 12/145 Ormond Road Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

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Hampton 14 Storey Avenue Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

Sat 5th October at 1pm $550K - $590K Wed at 10.45-11.15pm, Sat as advertised 251 Bay Street 9596 1111 Julian Augustini 0418 558 408 Romana Preston 0401 066 909

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Sat 21st September at 1pm $1.15M - $1.25M Wed at 12.15-12.45pm, Sat from 12.30pm 251 Bay Street 9596 1111 Julian Augustini 0418 558 408 Paul Bond 0419 519 311

2 level apartment living in the heart of Elwood Village 1st flr in the Broadway Theatre building, this 2 bedrm 2-lev apartment stars a balconied lounge & dining around a Blanco kitchen, mezzanine bedrms & a central bathrm. With r/c air-con, intercom & basement garaging, this latte strip apartment is a superstar - 1 block to the bay. www.12-145ormondroadelwood.com

Period elegance with an al fresco focus With formal, family & al fresco zones, this beautifully detailed 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom period home is graced with a classic kitchen, elegant master (with ensuite & BIR), ducted heating, r/c air con & double carport in landscaped grounds moments from top schools and Hampton’s strip. www.14storeyavenuehampton.com

Hampton 63 Mills Street

Sandringham 10/384 Bluff Road

Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

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Sat 5th October at 12.30pm Contact Agent As advertised or by appointment 10 Bay Road 9598 1111 Stephen Wigley 0411 115 736 Angus Graham 0401 505 259

Poolside entertaining with Californian family class This beautiful 4 BR + study Californian Bungalow is a timeless family entertainer filled with classic warmth & modern flair, elegant lounge & diningrms (OFPs), a contemporary stone kitch, stunning north facing open plan living & dining area (gas fire), covered alfresco area & solar heated pool. www.63millsstreethampton.com

Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

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Sat 5th October at 12 noon $480K - $530K As advertised or by appointment 10 Bay Road 9598 1111 Paul Bond 0419 519 311 Warrick Findlay 0418 330 431

Superior single-level with a sought-after address! Sunny, single-level & Sandringham addressed, this 2 bedrm villa unit is sized up with a baywindowed lounge, nth-facing 2nd living & paved c’yard, classic kitch & a skylit bathrm. Optioned up with auto shutters, alarm & auto-garage plus carspace. Close to local shopping & the bus. www.10-384bluffroadsandringham.com

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Brighton 11 North Road

5

Superbly Crafted and Architect Designed Family Home

Private Sale

This architect-designed residence sets the standard for family living on the Golden Mile with 5 suites including a grnd-flr master domain, formal & family living/dining, basement theatre & cellar & a balconied 1st-flr kids´ lounge. With an al fresco area with BBQ kitchen & pool & gym complex in northfacing gardens, the home is impeccably detailed with a Miele & Gaggenau kitchen, stone, parquetry & bespoke cabinetry and a lift from the 8-car basement. Less than 150m from the bay, a minute to schools & shopping strips.

Inspect

By Appointment

Office

Brighton 9592 8000

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Contact Brian Devlin 0419 395 241 Regina Schmidt 0438 659 128 Conj

Marcus Gollings 0422 236 990


Actual View

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Hampton 7 Lorraine Court

4

Metres from the Bay in a Covetable Court!

Auction Saturday 5 October - 2.30pm

Crowning a Brighton Beach precinct court, this 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom bay-view home features free-flowing ground-floor lounge, dining & meals areas, balconied bay-view living above, & a panorama-view roof-deck to top it all. With an elite Neff & Miele kitchen, stone-finished bathrooms (including 2way ensuite) & every extra including double auto-garage & heated pool in auto-gated gardens, this is a superior beachside home in a superior beachside location.

Price

Contact Agent

Inspect

Wednesday 1.30 - 2.00pm

www.7.lorrainecourthampton.com

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Saturday 2.00 - 2.30pm Office

Sandringham 9598 8222

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Port Melbourne 44 Beacon Road

6+

Port Melbourne’s Finest Bank Home

Auction Saturday 5 October - 11.30am

Beautifully and insightfully renovated, this glorious ´Bank´ home offers luxury family living at its best. Offering up to 6 bedrooms, an array of formal and informal living rooms, a stunning open-plan kitchen, dining and living room expanse, study, attic bedroom/attic rumpus, 3 bathrooms and every conceivable appointment ie elevator, solar power and more.

Inspect

www.44.beaconroadportmelbourne.com

3+

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Wednesday 12.30 - 1.00pm Thursday 6.00 - 6.30pm Saturday as advertised

Office

Albert Park 9699 5155

Contact Karl Gillon 0411 746 746 Eva Cumming 0400 955 184

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Brighton East 37A Canberra Grove

3+

Quality, Location and Accommodation!

Auction Saturday 19 October - 1.30pm

This impressive low maint. town residence offers high ceilings, 2 powder rms, parquetry flrs, deluxe bathrm, 3 bedrms (2 with BIRs), plus a master suite with balcony, WIR & dual-vanity ens. Entertain in the sunny kitchen/family rm with Smeg app´s, stone work surfaces & convenient dining area, or relax in the formal lnge, air-cond´d family rm or private c/yard! Incls. d/ htg, auto LUG, intercom entry & alarm.

Price

$1,050,000-$1.150,000

Inspect

As advertised

Office

Brighton 9592 8000

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Contact Chris Hassall 0412 898 990 Sam Maley 0433 971 116

www.37a.canberragrovebrightoneast.com

Auction this Saturday

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Brighton East 91 Marriage Road

4

A Perfect Marriage of Sophistication, Style & Space

Auction Saturday 21 September - 2.30pm

This stylish single level 4 bdrm (incl. sep. guest suite) family home is beautifully renovated with meticulous attention to detail. A flexible floor plan with multiple light filled living zones - formal lounge (gas OFP) & dining, gourmet kitchen/family & paved entertaining area and a spacious family zone. Add to this a large master (WIR & ensuite) & a sep. guest suite (BIR, & ensuite) with bi-fold doors opening to a northern sun drenched deck & solar heated pool.

Price

$1,275,000 - $1,375,000

Inspect

Wednesday 1.30 - 2.00pm

www.91.marriageroadbrightoneast.com

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Saturday 2.00 - 2.30pm Office

Brighton 9592 8000

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Auction this Saturday

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Brighton East 1/5 Tatong Road

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Impressive Easy Living in the Park Precinct

Auction Saturday 21 September - 12.30pm

Oriented to north sun, this classic 3 bedroom & study, 2.5 bathroom front home features gracious gas-fire warmed lounge & dining, a north-facing casual zone with a lofty ceiling & double garage under the roofline. With a Franke & granite kitchen, stylish bathrooms & a mix of marble, hardwood & carpeted floors, this heated, cooled & alarmed home is a walk to the station & Dendy Park at a prized Brighton East address.

Inspect

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Wednesday 12.45 - 1.15pm Saturday 12.00 - 12.30pm

Office

Brighton 9592 8000

Contact Halli Moore 0403 777 661 Leigh Hallamore 0418 310 724

www.1-5.tatongroadbrightoneast.com

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Hampton 6 Retreat Road

6

Amazing Space, Edwardian Grace!

Auction Saturday 5 October - 11.30am

Extending beyond a fine Edwardian with a self-contained 2stry "cottage", this spectacular property offers a total of 6 bedrooms, study & 4 bathrooms with formal, family & gamerm zones. With a Gaggenau kitchen & stone bathrooms (spa), this hydronically-heated, air-con´d home has all the extras...& well-utilised gardens with decking, spa-pool & great parking including double carport.

Price

Contact Agent

Inspect

Wednesday 11.00 - 11.30am

www.6.retreatroadhampton.com

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Saturday 12.45 - 1.15pm Office

Sandringham 9598 8222

Contact Mark Earle 0419 310 707 Richard Slade 0419 588 873

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Highett 30 Panorama Avenue

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Panoramic Low Maintenance Living!

Auction Saturday 5 October - 12.30pm

With 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms & 3 living areas, this impressive front home has panoramic proportions! Sized up with free-flowing formal & casual areas around a northerly courtyard & a large 1st-flr lounge, this accommodating home offers possible master accommodation on each level. With a C’Stone & Euro app kitchen, intercom, alarm, tank & double garage, this heated & air-con’d home enjoys a premier position in a coveted crescent near Little Highett Village.

Price

$730,000 - $790,000

Inspect

Wednesday 11.00 - 11.30am

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Saturday 10.15 - 10.45am Office

Hampton East 9555 0622

Contact Christian Hegarty 0409 449 948

www.30.panoramaavenuehighett.com

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David Seeber 0421 796 350

Melbourne 1801/576 St Kilda Road

3+

The Art of Living Fabulously Well

Auction Saturday 21 September - 2.30pm

Raised in Melbourne´s most beautiful boulevard, Yve stands alone as an architectural sentinel awash with insightful luxury and outright splendor. The interior is sumptuous and truly magnificent. The sub-penthouse folds around the fluid shape of the building and features three bedrooms, an array of formal and informal living rooms and every conceivable luxury appointment and amenity you would desire.

Inspect

www.1801-576.stkildardmelbourne.com

2+

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Wednesday 1.15 - 1.45pm Saturday 2.00 - 2.30pm

Office

Albert Park 9699 5155

Contact Darren Male 0488 888 038 Karl Gillon 0411 746 746

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Beaumaris 9 Balcombe Park Lane Architect Renovation, Course Location! Combining an architect-renovation with a prized RMGC location, this up to 5 bedrm, 2.5 bathrm home has space to lounge beside the fire, dine & relax in a balconied casual zone with St George kitchen, a pool-level rumpus rm/5th bedrm, air-con´rs, dble garage & a solar-heated pool. www.9.balcombeparklanebeaumaris.com

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Beaumaris 35 Hornby Street

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Auction Saturday 19 October - 1.30pm

Bold Bayside Luxury!

Private Sale

Price

$1,075,000 - $1,150,000

Price

$1,720,000 - $1,870,000

Inspect

Saturday 2.15 - 2.45pm

Inspect

Wednesday 12.30 - 1.00pm

Office

Sandringham 9598 8222

Flooded in natural light, flowing across three levels of luxury incorporating three living zones and three bedrooms (with bathrooms, walk-in robes). Features include north facing living/dining/al fresco areas, spotted gum floors, hightech extras, Siemens kitchen, lift, 5-car garage... with unique attention to every detail.

Contact Andrew Campbell 0419 366 545 Romana Altman 0414 804 270

Saturday 2.45 - 3.15pm Office

Sandringham 9598 8222

Contact Christian Hegarty 0409 449 948 John Crouch 0407 819 074

www.35.hornbystreetbeaumaris.com Auction this Saturday

Beaumaris 17 Parkside Street Shops, Park, Course & a Private Block! Near the Reserve & local shopping, this heated 3 bedrm, 2 bathrm freestanding home with vid-intercom & dble garage has a bay-windowed master-suite, aircon’d lounge/dining, kitchen with meals & more outside with a BBQ kitchen turning the c’yard into another entertaining zone. www.17.parksidestreetbeaumaris.com 48 The weekly review \ september 18, 2013

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Brighton 5/57 Carpenter Street

3

Auction Saturday 12 October - 11.30am

Security, Quality & a Blue-Chip Address

Price

$690,000 - $750,000

Inspect

Saturday 11.15 - 11.45am

Office

Sandringham 9598 8222

Opening up beyond vid-intercom & Inspect keyless entry to offer luxury finishes (Miele apps, Stone, Emporite) & fittings (heat/air-con, vac, alarm, dble garage), Office plus elite extras inc Bose speakers & gas-fire, this 3 bedrm, 2 bathrm, dual Contact living home has Church St within a walk. www.5-57.carpenterstreetbrighton.com

Contact Richard Slade 0419 588 873 Andrew Campbell 0419 366 545

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Auction Saturday 21 September - 11.00am Wednesday 5.00 - 5.30pm Saturday 10.30 - 11.00am Brighton 9592 8000 Bert Stewart 0418 350 199 David Hart 0417 541 933


Executors’ Auction

Brighton East 144 Dendy Street The Complete Family Package! High gabled behind garden walls, this up to 5 bedrm, 2.5 bathrm home has room to lounge & dine around a gasfire, pool-view family space beside a granite & Bosch kitchen, a 1st-flr kids’ lounge, grnd-flr master, heat/cooling, vac, alarm, intercom, swim-spa pool & auto-garage.

4+

www.13.desmondavenuehighett.com

2

Blue-chip Single-level Classic

Price

$1,150,000 - $1,250,000

Inspect

Wednesday 11.00 11.30am

On a leafy & lovely street, this 2 bedrm, Inspect 1.5 bathrm single-level rear home Office features French-doored lounge/dining, a skylit kitchen plus 2nd dining, a 2-way Contact ensuite & 2-car garage. With a carefree c’yard & a prized address, this is an exceptional down-size, start or investment. www.12b.shastaavenuebrightoneast.com

Saturday 11.00 - 11.30am Office

Brighton 9592 8000

Contact Peter Hickey 0412 569 480 Halli Moore 0403 777 661

Highett 13 Desmond Avenue Sun-filled Family Plan on a Full Block!

Brighton East 12B Shasta Avenue

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Auction Saturday 5 October - 1.30pm

www.144.dendystreetbrightoneast.com

With lounge & dining wrapping a stylish st-st app kitchen, this heated 3 bedrm home has air-con’d nth-facing family living, a bright bathrm, polished boards throughout, decking in northerly gardens & a great location close to the Sandringham Village/Southland bus.

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Auction Saturday 12 October - 11.00am

Mentone 3 Beach Grove

Wednesday 3.00 - 3.30pm Brighton 9592 8000 Bert Stewart 0418 350 199 Tom Davidson 0488 017 500

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Auction Saturday 12 October - 10.30am

Architectural Innovation.

Auction Saturday 12 October - 12.00pm

Price

Contact Agent

Price

$1,400,000 - $1,490,000

Inspect

Saturday 11.00 - 11.30am

Inspect

Wednesday 11.45 - 12.15pm

Office

Hampton East 9555 0622

Just 200m to the sand in a quiet cul-desac, this innovative home with impressive living wrapping a pool garden, a 1st-floor lounge & separate theatre/4th bedroom, a sculptural Blanco & granite kitchen, state-of-theart bathrooms (including c’yard ensuite), hydronic heating, keyless entry & double garage.

Contact Scott Hamilton 0414 705 486 Brydie Hamilton 0421 177 484

www.3.beachgrovementone.com

Saturday 1.30 - 2.00pm Office

Mentone 9583 9811

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Auction this Saturday

Mentone 2A & 2B Greens Court Rare Vacant Land...Build the Dream! Elevate your expectations ....Mentone’s most elevated, quietest & best located new home sites are here! High above a unique palm-centred court, these already cleared lots 2A -502sqm & 2B 603sqm have an elevated northerly aspect promising wide views. An exciting house plan has already been sited offering 4 beds, 3 living zones.

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South Melbourne 42 Raglan Street

Auction Saturday 21 September - 11.30am

Ode to Beautiful South Melbourne

Price

$550,000 - $600,000

Inspect

Saturday 11.00 - 11.30am

Office

Mentone 9583 9811

With insightful architecture and interior Inspect design at its core, this contemporary, 3 level terrace oozes style, comfort and amenity. With 4 bedrooms, a glorious Office open plan kitchen/dining/living room and balconies. The appointment level is Contact exemplary. Relish a wonderful lifestyle. www.42.raglanstreetsouthmelbourne.com

Contact Wesley Belt 0418 310 753 Chantelle Rutter 0411 898 185

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Auction Saturday 21 September - 1.30pm Thursday 3.45 - 4.15pm Saturday 1.00 - 1.30pm Albert Park 9699 5155 Darren Male 0488 888 038 Karl Gillon 0411 746 746

www.2b.greenscourtmentone.com

St Kilda 3/116 Argyle Street Charm meets Convenience! With auto-garaging behind auto-gates, this 3 bedrm, 2 bathrm rear home combines charm & modern convenience with a grnd-flr master with 2-way spa-ensuite, a bonus 1st-flr living/kids retreat, a st-st app kitchen, vacuum, robes, c’yard ...& Chapel St, Acland St & the bay close. www.3-116.argylestreetstkilda.com 50 The weekly review \ september 18, 2013

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St Kilda 11/5 Redan Street

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Auction Saturday 12 October - 12.00pm

´Positano´ - St Kilda Style

Auction Saturday 5 October - 1.00pm

Price

$700,000-$770,000

Inspect

Inspect

Wednesday 1.00 - 1.30pm

This designer apartment´s inviting living/ dining area, accompanied by an open plan kitchen enjoys the leafy streetscape while a double bedroom with built in robes and ensuite provides alluring accommodation. And the POSITANO setting? Desirable in the Mediterranean, equally attractive as a St Kilda address, with car park.

Thursday 5.30 - 6.00pm Office

St Kilda 9536 7222

Contact Lambros Bollas 0413 861 979 Rohan White 0408 504 448

www.11-5.redanstreetstkilda.com

Wednesday 12.45 - 1.15pm Saturday 12.45 - 1.15pm

Office

St Kilda 9536 7222

Contact Rohan White 0408 504 448 David Seeber 0421 796 350


WE DELIVER...

BRIGHTON 16 WEATHERLY GROVE IMPRESSIVE HOME OF GRAND PROPORTIONS Magnificent European inspired and Jon Friedrich designed 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom + study home featuring more than 50 squares (approx) of luxury family living in one of Brighton´s premier tree lined Boulevards. • A spacious light-filled formal living & dining room • Spectacular fully tiled in-ground heated pool & spa • Landscaped gardens & undercover entertaining area • State of the art stone Italiana kitchen

• 4 grand upstairs bedrooms all with WIR´s • Superb master suite with large private balcony

Luxury appointments include double remote wrought iron gates, double garage, zoned ducted heating and cooling, video intercom, plantation shutters, surround sound speakers, garden lighting and security alarm. Set on 760sqm approx. in a prime location coveted for its proximity to leading schools and Church Street shops, transport, abundant parkland and the beach.

ELWOOD 10/24 SCOTT STREET

A PERFECT START! This top floor one BR apartment represents terrific value & possibly the cheapest buying into Elwood. • Good-size bedroom with BIRs • Central bathroom with laundry facilities • Large light-filled living leading to balcony • Separate kitchen with meals area • Allocated car parking A fantastic opportunity for first home buyers and investors alike. Close to Tennyson Street shops and public transport.

FOR SALE VIEW CONTACT OFFICE

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Thu 1-1:45 Dennis Bowen-Day 0418 526 701 Elizabeth Lopez 0423 240 730 142 Church Street, Brighton 9592 4300

ELWOOD 22 FOAM STREET

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Saturday 5th October at 11:00am $240,000 - $275,000 Wed 12-12:30, Sat 10-10:30 David Lack 0418 996 265 Will Jonas 0419 335 519 100 Bay Street, Port Melbourne 8671 3777

ELWOOD CLASSIC Behind a distinctive and unique facade lies this beautiful 2 bedroom semi-detached home. Superbly renovated, the modern & practical design blends well with period charm & character. • Large foyer & spacious living area with OFP • High ceilings offering a sense of space & luxury • Updated kitchen leading to a sun-drenched N/W facing rear yard with access for two cars • Reverse cycle A/C, central heating, polished boards, large front & rear gardens

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AUCTION ESR VIEW CONTACT OFFICE

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Saturday 21st September at 12:30pm $750,000 - $800,000 Wed 5-5:30, Sat 12-12:30 Zoe Cherrie 0457 588 858 8 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda 9534 0241

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WE DELIVER... IS TH N AY IO D CT UR AU SAT

PORT MELBOURNE 101/52 NOTT STREET

BAYSHORE BEAUTY This immaculately-presented and generouslyproportioned ground floor apartment offers a relaxed, low maintenance lifestyle. • Main BR with WIR, ensuite & access to terrace • Second large BR with BIR & access to terrace • Fully-appointed kitchen with S/S appliances • Open plan living & dining area opening to terrace • Central modern bathroom, separate Euro laundry • Secure undercover car space • Communal facilities include gardens, gym & pool

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AUCTION ESR VIEW CONTACT OFFICE

PORT MELBOURNE 902/107 BEACH STREET

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Saturday 12th October at 12:30pm $675,000 - $725,000 Wed 1-1:30, Sat 10.30-11 David Lack 0418 996 265 Will Jonas 0419 335 519 100 Bay Street, Port Melbourne 8671 3777

ST KILDA 1-8/1A ENFIELD STREET

ST KILDA’S BEST! ’Deanholme’, 8 older style apartments to be sold individually. Boasting one of the best renovations and restorations that you will find, these better than new classics offer the best in luxury designer living right in the heart of famous St Kilda. • 4 grnd flr apartments with courtyards, some with 2 bathrooms & 4 upstairs apartments with terraces • Open plan, polished boards, designer kitch/bthrms • Super position just in behind the delights of Fitzroy Street, ideal for good living or investing

STUNNING WATERFRONT APARTMENT • 2 large bedrooms (both with BIRs, main with ensuite and access to terrace) • 2 luxurious bathrooms and separate laundry • Large open plan living and dining with glass sliding doors to full-width terrace • Stylish kitchen with granite benchtops, stainless steel appliances and casual meals area • Ducted heating/air conditioning • Secure under cover parking for two cars • Video intercom & heated indoor swimming pool

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AUCTION VIEW CONTACT OFFICE

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Saturday 21st September at 12:00pm Wed 5-5:30, Sat 11.30-12 David Lack 0418 996 265 Will Jonas 0419 335 519 100 Bay Street, Port Melbourne 8671 3777

ST KILDA WEST 27 PARK STREET

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FOR SALE ESR VIEW CONTACT OFFICE

ID and contact details are required at all open for inspections

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From $650,000 Wed 5.45-6:15, Sat 12.15-12:45, Sun 1212:30 Claudio Perruzza 0412 304 152 8 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda 9534 0241

’CLAVERDEN´ A glorious period home of substantial proportions on a deep allotment, 50m approx, in a scenic setting just a block from the beach. • Edwardian, solid brick and featuring 3 bedrooms, 2 living zones and 2 bathrooms • The rear of the property is exceptional where a tilting industrial type door opens to bring the outside in • On a family sized 480sqm approx allotment that includes a valuable double lock-up garage

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AUCTION ESR VIEW CONTACT OFFICE

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Saturday 21st September at 11:00am $1,750,000 - $1,900,000 Wed 5-5:30, Sat 10.30-11 Claudio Perruzza 0412 304 152 8 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda 9534 0241

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WOODEND 4 Mahoneys Road

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Mona C1936. Glorious past, alluring future This generously proportioned 4 bedroom family home is set in serene garden surrounds framed by a canopy of century-old mature trees including Oaks, Ashes & Silver Birches. Superbly located in this exclusive enclave only moments from town, this charming deco-inspired property offers exciting scope for the new owner to add their own touches.

Auction Inspect Land

Saturday 12th October at 11am As advertised or by appointment 2583 sq. metres approx.

Contact

Paul Keane 0419 330 571 Tom May 0413 996 185

Office

Woodend 5427 2800 jelliscraig.com.au

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60 David Street Hampton

AUCTION Saturday 21st September at 12.30pm

77 Crisp Street Hampton

AUCTION Saturday 21st September at 12noon

Dynamic Design, Modern Living A sophisticated contemporary profile underpins this two storey three-bedroom, 2.5bathroom plus office residence located at the gateway to Hampton Street shopping, parks and schools. Bold and dynamic design emphasises the sense of free flowing space with immaculate attention to detail. A dining room opening to a private deck complements a glassed living room and stylish stone kitchen each opening to an allseason terrace; while an office spills to a northern deck. A double auto garage, a main bedroom with ensuite and balcony, Jarrah floorboards and more. VIEW Wednesday 2 - 2.30pm, Saturday 12 - 12.30pm

Five Bedroom Family Haven with Pool and Spa Irresistible street presence and established gardens introduce this beautifully renovated double storey Californian delivering a family environment that exceeds expectations. Set on approx. 764sqm/8,200sqft, the home comprises formal lounge with gas fire and beautiful box bay window, living room, sun-drenched dining and Caesar Stone kitchen. Five spacious bedrooms include private main with ensuite and French doors to garden. Bi-fold doors extend to an enviable entertaining deck with sought after northern orientation, a spa and solar heated pool. VIEW Wednesday & Thursday 1.30 - 2pm, Saturday 11.30 - 12pm

CALL Justin Follett David Curtis Ian Jackson

0405 996 822 0417 122 352 0419 593 663

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CALL Bert Geraerts John Simpson Stewart Lopez

0418 514 090 0428 857 821 0418 377 757

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SANDRiNghAm 6 fernhill road north ‘Lily’ gracious Edwardian by the Bay. Boasting a privileged position and situated on 1520 sqm (16,631sq ft approx.) is this wonderful family home with 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and separate study. Enjoying a magnificent 21.34m frontage and offering 3 separate living areas with panoramic 180 degree views from an open plan living and dining space, modern kitchen and generous entertaining terrace. With beautiful established garden surrounds, mod grass tennis court, polished brushbox floors, period features, main bedroom with ensuite and WIRs, hydronic heating and OSP, this superb property offers rare potential to renovate or extend further or explore a range of development options (STCA). All within minutes of the Village shops, station, schools and beach. 6

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View Auction Mel Ref EPR Contact

Office

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1,520 (approx)

Sat 1.45 - 2.15pm or by appointment Sat 19th October - 2.30pm 76 / H9 Please contact agent Jenny Dwyer 0418 528 988 Warren Smith 0408 738 664 Steve Tickell 0418 177 565 Sandringham 9521 9800

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BeAumAris 1/4 reServe road mizu - Architectural wonder by the bay. Award-winning designers & breathtaking views of the bay with its shimmering lights come together to create this landmark 3 bed 2.5 bath sensation. Infusing effortless lifestyle living with a 1st class finish, this luxury residence, over 4 levels enjoys a fully equipped cinema, stunning Miele kitchen, open plan entertaining with 2 balcony terraces, coastal landscaping & a glorious rooftop terrace. Impressive with Tas Oak floorboards & stone benches, this highly acclaimed home features a dumb waiter, R/C ducted air cond, ducted vac, alarm, video intercom, water tanks, double glazing, huge store room & double security basement parking. Moments to the beach, walk to Ricketts Pt & the Concourse. 3

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View auction mel ref EPr contact office

2 thurs 12.00 - 12.45pm & 5.00 - 5.30pm & sat 12.30 - 1.15pm sat 12th october - 1.30pm 86 / c9 contact agent Warren smith 0408 738 664 stephen tickell 0418 177 565 sandringham 9521 9800

Brighton 27 CoChrane Street An idyllic Brighton hideaway. What once was a Brighton original is now a magnificent single-level residence, full of fine design and craftsmanship. The perfect renovation makes this brick Victorian home an adorable family haven situated only a short stroll from Bay St’s many amenities. Stylishly renovated, this light filled home reveals a beauty all its own with a French Provincial inspired Ceasarstone kitchen, zoned formal & informal living and a luxurious bthrm. The interior blends quality with elegance on show in the family room which opens onto a deck & garden. Premium fit out with plantation shutters, timber and stone floors, Ilve range, fireplaces, air cond & expert landscaping. Be part of a prized neighbourhood near Brighton’s newest shops and many family-friendly facilities. 3

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thurs 11.30 - 12.00pm & sat as advertised sat 5th october - 12.30pm 67 / F8 $990,000 - $1,080,000 John clarkson 0408 153 045 Brett graham 0417 766 777 Brighton 9596 7055


Hampton/BrigHton BeacH 10 Margarita Street “Seawood” showcases the best of everything. Exclusive Margarita Street is where this large-scale luxury home blends spaciousness with impressive quality. The design reveals easy flowing living spaces and a teenage retreat, perfect for entertaining and full of natural light. Four large double ensuite bedrooms, a study, luxuriously appointed main suite with walk-in wardrobe and spa ensuite, and European kitchen appliances are just some of the magnificent features. Excellent outdoor living is private and tranquil, with a pool and contemporary landscaping. Imposing street frontage and a sought-after address can be yours, near fine dining in Hampton St, fantastic shopping, premier schools, Brighton Beach station, and the bay. 4+

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thurs 1.00 - 1.30pm & sat from 12.00pm sat 21st september - 12.30pm 76 / F4 Please contact agent Jenny Dwyer 0418 528 988 stephen tickell 0418 177 565 sandringham 9521 9800

Hampton eaSt 6 King Street (forMerly Prince St) rarely found beauty in family entertaining. Irresistibly pretty, this gorgeous 4 bedroom 2 bathroom single level period home has been transformed into a brilliant family entertainer. Exuding quality & class, this stunning home enjoys a deep north facing verandah, a wide entry hall, 4 great size bedrooms (2 with BIRs, main with fitted WIR & stylish ensuite with walk in shower), designer bathroom, fitted laundry & a fabulous open plan entertaining area with luxury stone kitchen (WI pantry) & French doors onto a relaxing deck. In manicured gardens, this ‘sought after’ home boasts ducted heating, air cond, great storage, solar power, workshed & dual parking. Walk to train, bus, shops and parks, minutes to the beach. 4

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2 thurs 11.30 - 12.00pm & 5.15 - 5.45pm & sat 1.15 - 1.45pm sat 12th october - 11.00am 77 / c5 contact agent Lachlan hosking 0414 999 689 Jenny Dwyer 0418 528 988 sandringham 9521 9800

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Brighton 4/21 Brickwood Street Contemporary single level living in North Brighton. One of only four & situated at the rear, this peaceful & secure 2 bdrm villa is conveniently located within strolling distance from cosmopolitan Martin Street. An affordable choice for quality today & cosmetic scope for the future.

Brighton 10 willanSBy avenue Make this your new home or investment address, and be metres from thriving Bay St. Updated and wellmaintained unique freestanding townhouse with 2-3 bedrooms, mezzanine and ground-floor living, private deck area & garden ready for laidback living.

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1 thurs 11 - 11.30am & sat from 11.00am sat 21st september - 11.30am 67 / F5 Please contact agent Peter kennett 0418 318 284 tamara Whelan 0409 532 606 Brighton 9596 7055

1 thurs 12 - 12.30pm & sat from 11.00am sat 21st september - 11.30am 67 / g9 Please contact agent Brett graham 0417 766 777 stephen tickell 0418 177 565 Brighton 9596 7055

Brighton 20 whyte Street Outstanding renovations and a central address make this single-level home superb. Be the first owner to experience the new quality, with spacious living, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a deluxe kitchen. Metres from Were St’s shops and parkland.

Black rock 44 eliza Street This beautifully presented 4 bedroom + study 2.5 bathroom entertainer has a relaxed resort feel with its 3 spacious entertaining zones (OFP), stylish granite kitchen, stunning solar heated fully tiled pool, BBQ & double auto garage.

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2 thurs 1 - 1.30pm & sat from 2.00pm sat 21st september - 2.30pm 76 / F2 Please contact agent David Picking 0408 378 170 Leanne Potter 0414 344 144 Brighton 9596 7055

2 thurs 1 - 1.30pm & sat from 12.00pm sat 21st september - 12.30pm 85 / k1 $1,125,000 - $1,225,000 Lachlan hosking 0414 999 689 Jenny Dwyer 0418 528 988 sandringham 9521 9800


Elwood 22 austin aVenue Huge, unpretentious & charming, f/s, SB, 4 BR period classic in prestigious Poets’ Corner near schools & Ormond Rd with flexible floor plan, 2 living zones, master BR retreat or rumpus room, alfresco deck, garden & garage.

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Sandringham 168 Beach Road A fine choice for beachside living, this 4-level residence reveals outstanding design. See the bay and city from the rooftop terrace, love the luxe fitout, lift, 4 bedrooms and zoned living. Basement garage, and an easy walk to shops, station and cafes.

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2 Wed 3.00 - 3.30pm, sat 11.15 - 11.45am & sun 12.30 - 1.00pm sat 5th october - 11.30am 67 / D3 $1,100,000 - $1,200,000 sam inan 0433 076 999 John manning 0416 101 201 st kilda 9593 8733

2 thurs 1 - 1.30pm & sat from 2.00pm sat 21st september - 2.30pm 76 / h11 $1,725,000 - $1,825,000 Warren smith 0408 738 664 Jenny Dwyer 0418 528 988 sandringham 9521 9800

Elwood 4/1 RusKin stReet This attractive, top-floor, 2 BR + study aprt blends old world charm with a cool but understated renovation, in a leafy setting near the Bot Gardens & Acland St. Features modern granite kitchen, big lounge, Sep. dining & U/C parking.

Sandringham 12 Keats stReet Contemporary elegance is at the heart of this 3-bedroom single-level home, where new luxuries merge with Art Deco features. Beautiful living and dining rooms, Ilve kitchen, separate games room, and prestige fitout. First-class living near beach, shops.

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1 sun 29th september - 12.30pm 67 / B1 $620,000 - $680,000 John manning 0416 101 201 sam inan 0433 076 999 st kilda 9593 8733

2 thurs 12 - 12.30pm & sat from 10.30am sat 21st september - 11.00am 76 / J11 $1,250,000 - $1,350,000 Jenny Dwyer 0418 528 988 kate smith 0419 135 849 sandringham 9521 9800

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HOLDSWORTH St Kilda West 62/313 Beaconsfield Parade

St Kilda 24/3 Alfred SquAre With 2 double bedrooms (city views), renovated bathroom, O/P living/dining zones (luscious water views), renovated kitchen with granite tops & a car space! Seconds to public transport, Acland St shops, the Palais, Luna Park & all that is ‘cool’.

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1 Wed 5.30 - 6pm & Sat 12 - 12.30pm Sat 5th October - 2.30pm 57 / K10 $500,000 - $550,000 Kehren Eade 0419 395 614 John Carter 0416 056 705 St Kilda 9593 8733

The Bay, The CBD Or Both! Live the summer lifestyle dream everyday from this brilliant 2 bdrm corner apartment boasting panoramic Bay & CBD skyline views, a northern balcony & a sensational foreshore position directly opposite iconic West Beach. Move straight in, enjoy its impeccable presentation, in time add value with clever contemporary updates (STCA), all the while relishing every St Kilda attraction´s easy proximity as well as unforgettable views from the Marina to Station Pier.

Albert Park

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PPTY WEB 62-313beaconsfieldparadestkildawest.com.au CONTACT Peter Zervas John Holdsworth

0405 682 173 0417 318 271

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8644 5500

HOLDSWORTH Elwood 25 Milton Street

AUCTION Sat 21 Sep

AUCTION SATURDAY

A Stunning Display Of Yesterday & Today Seamlessly blending period originality with modern functionality, the freestanding Edwardian has been architecturally upsized & contemporized. Featuring massive living/dining, hostess kitchen, 2 bdrms, study/bdrm, bathroom, powder room, laundry, deck, eyecatching gdns, solar HW & solar elec, hydronic heating, OSP & floorboards. Close to St Kilda Botanical Gdns, bay, transport, & the eclectic mix of shops & restaurants in Acland & Barkly Sts.

Albert Park

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Port Melbourne 173 Dow Street

AUCTION Sat 21 Sep

AUCTION SATURDAY

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Wednesday 1:30pm - 2:00pm Saturday as advertised

PPTY WEB 25miltonstreetelwood.com.au CONTACT Warwick Gardiner 0438 308 555 Lucinda Gardiner 0412 931 933

Individually Exceptional, Indoors & Out Landscaped, elegantly low-maintenance courtyard dimensions surround this inviting 3 bdrm townhouse, ensuring substantial outdoor appeal matches significant indoor style. Timber floors & northerly aspects enhance generous living & dining domains matched by a comprehensively updated Caesar-stone/Miele fitted kitchen. Upstairs accom incl alternative main bdrms, each with its own terrace. Pure wool carpets, heating & cooling, DLUG. Desirably close to Bay St. Land 180 sq m approx.

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$1,050,000 - $1,150,000

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Saturday as advertised

PPTY WEB 173dowstreetportmelbourne.com.au CONTACT Brett Hallam 0418 318 283 Warwick Gardiner 0438 308 555

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Elwood 77 Marine Parade Auction Viewing Contact

Thursday 26th September at 12:00pm As Advertised Tony Pride 0417 300 056 Margaret Duncan 0417 382 686 Andrew Greenway 0409 547 626

woY woY BY THE BAY - Block of 5 strata Art-Deco apts plus rear land - Total land area 639sqm (approx.) - Two street frontages - Rental $160,548 pa (approx.) - Located opposite bay beaches and St Kilda marina - Scope to extend/further develop (STCA)

9593 6222 18 Belford Street, St Kilda 3182 9531 1254 59 Glen Huntly Road, Elwood 3184

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Elwood | 20 Wave Street

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Single Level Sun-filled Sensation! Deceptively big on space, refreshingly private and tranquil, immaculately presented and only moments to cafes and beach. Easy modern living at its best from a unique architectural design and builder team, this well proportioned 3 bedroom home suits downsizers, professional couples, young families. Offering fantastic open-plan living, off street parking, street frontage & courtyard.

Penthouse Surprise Opposite the Cultural St Kilda Gardens Northern light, stunning views to the gardens & living zones spanning approximately 20 squares plus a leafy street frontage make this a most desirable property. Built by John Pritchard in 1992 the low-rise property is unlike others in the area. 4 bedrooms, all with robes & master with ensuite & WIR. Sunny terrace, lock up garage & additional car space.

Auction: Saturday 5th October 1.00pm Contact: Sam Gamon 0425 702 574 Brett Gamon 0419 505 634 Guide: $870,000 - $930,000

Auction: Saturday 5th October 1.00pm Contact: Trish Mulcahy 0419 446 313 Torsten Kasper 0428 454 181 Guide: Price on Application

Elwood | 11/17a Milton Street

Port Melbourne | 23 The Bend

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Spacious One Bedroom, Over 65m2 This charming Art Deco one bedroom apartment offers a wonderful sense of privacy, generous proportions, over 65m2 with a comfortable elevated position offering bright ambient living spaces with an abundance of period features, a practical floor plan with living & dining room overlooking the picturesque northern garden surrounds.

Family Living, Beach Lifestyle Charming 2 storey brick home on over 310m2 in a prized part of Garden City. 3 light filled bedrooms upstairs, and downstairs has been extended for generous open plan living/dining & family sized kitchen space. The front room can be study, home office, guest bedroom or 2nd living space – you decide. Out the back is a combination of paving, garden, large timber deck & double lock up garage.

Auction: Saturday 5th October 11.00am Contact: Torsten Kasper 0428 454 181 Kylie Hill 0415 742 942 Guide: $420,000 - $460,000

Auction: Saturday 5th October 1.00pm Contact: Daen Ziegler 0403 268 186 Joseph Allan 0413 247 525 Guide: $990,000 - $1,075,000

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Black Rock | 17 Cheltenham Road

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Sandringham | 2/46 Abbott Street

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Single Level Entertainer’s Delight Light-filled 3 bedroom home, positioned in a fantastic residential location offers lots of living space inside and out. The modern kitchen, leading out to a lovely sun-drenched, north facing courtyard, is just ideal for alfresco dining. The master has an ensuite and walk in robe and the further 2 generous bedrooms share a central bathroom. All this and more in a superb location!

Sparkling Renovation in Prime Village Location Beautifully finished inside and out and situated in an enviable Sandringham locale, this 2 bedroom villa is just what you’ve been waiting for. Enjoy the sparkling renovation, with new kitchen, bathroom, laundry and polished timber floorboards, you will have nothing to do here but move in and enjoy. Just moments from the beach, village and station.

Auction: Saturday 5th October 1.00pm Contact: Adam Saunders 0405 456 255 Nick Jones 0421 839 425 Guide: $750,000 - $810,000

Auction: Saturday 5th October 11.00am Contact: Adam Saunders 0405 456 255 Nick Jones 0421 839 425 Guide: $550,000 - $600,000

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ALBERT PARK 33 Danks Street Exceptional contemporary luxury and the flexibility that only four levels can provide enhances this outstanding four bedroom, three bathroom residence close to Albert Park College, Bay Street and the beach. Light filled first floor living and dining areas surrounding a central kitchen where stone benches and Miele appliances convey the message that quality comes first are complemented by front and rear balconies while the top floor´s alluring lounge and terrace with bay views complete hugely desirable spaces. Heating/ cooling, alarm, double garage.

Auction

Saturday 21st September at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 5-5.30pm & Saturday from 12noon

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Michael Paproth 0488 300 800 Ben Williams 0481 275 773

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119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999

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ALBERT PARK 41 Graham Street Only moments from Gasworks Park, the beach and Victoria Ave, this stunning extra wide freestanding Victorian residence showcases a sublime blend of period elegance and designer style. The arched hall featuring dark timber floors and high ceilings introduces elegant sitting room (OFP), gourmet kitchen and generous living/dining room opening to northern courtyard. Two bedrooms and designer bathroom are complemented upstairs by a sensational main bedroom with lavish ensuite. Features ducted heating, alarm, video intercom and Euro-laundry. Land 230sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 21st September at 2.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 6-6.30pm, Thursday 1.45-2.15pm & Saturday from 2pm

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Justin Holod 0411 669 161 Oliver Bruce 0409 856 599

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119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999

Web

www.41grahamstreet-albertpark.com

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MIDDLE PARK 6 Langridge Street The exquisite period elegance displayed by this solid brick Edwardian residence is teamed with contemporary style. Pressed metal ceilings and Spotted Gum floors are showcased through sitting room/3rd bedroom, main bedroom (WIR) stylish en-suite/bathroom and a 2nd bedroom, 4th bedroom upstairs includes retreat, BIR and bathroom. Ilve Kitchen with stone benches, sun-drenched living and dining room opens to northwest courtyard. Features panel heating, RC/air-conditioner, laundry, attic, wine storage, solar panels, irrigation and OSP via ROW.

Auction

Saturday 21st September at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 5.45-6.15pm & Saturday from 11am

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Adrian Wood 0404 861 508 Michael Paproth 0488 300 800

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119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999

Web

www.6langridgestreet-middlepark.com

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BRIGHTON 48 Orchard Street The beauty of a prestige interior and low-maintenance elegance is too good to miss, especially when it´s a short stroll away from the beach, Bay St, public transport options and schools. The design is first-class, with generous living zones, 3 bedrooms, exquisite outdoor spaces and landscaping, the finest craftsmanship, and an impressive array of premium features. Inspection is essential to appreciate every aspect of this deluxe address. A private and peaceful oasis close to the bay, shops, cafes, cinemas, and North Brighton railway station.

Auction

Saturday 21st September at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday from 11am

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Barb Gregory 0419 568 370 Mark Bury 0450 096 137

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312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

Web

www.48orchardstreet-brighton.com

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ALBERT PARK 158 Danks Street The innovative total renovation of this beachside Victorian residence succeeds in creating a supremely bright and impeccably stylish domain. Spotted Gum floors flow through arched hallway to sitting room (OFP), bright bedroom (BIR), stylish bathroom and up to a fabulous main bedroom with BIR, en-suite and sun-terrace. Vaulted ceilings and voids define the generous living and dining area (gas log fire) with gourmet kitchen opening to northwest decked courtyard. Features ducted heating, RC/air-conditioners, Bose audio, alarm, CCTV and potential OSP.

Auction

Saturday 5th October at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.15-12.45pm & Saturday 1.30-2pm

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Justin Holod 0411 669 161 Lisa Jarrett 0408 053 623

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119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999

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www.158danksstreet-albertpark.com

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ST KILDA 13 Neptune Street This superbly renovated unique property combines 1920's charm with contemporary comfort. It is just a short stroll to the beach, restaurants and the vibrant life of St Kilda. Includes fireside sitting, polished hardwood floors, integrated Miele kitchen with meals, caesarstone finishes, intercom entry, reverse cycle heating/ cooling, landscaped courtyard garden with alfresco entertaining and secure off street parking via rear ROW.

Auction

Saturday 5th October at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

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Simon Gowling 0422 234 644 Michael Paproth 0488 300 800

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119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999

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www.13neptunestreet-stkilda.com

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