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f only I could truly describe the drinking I have seen. levels that put them at risk of lifetime harm from injury I have seen young women so drunk they are on the or disease. verge of unconsciousness, utterly unaware that half Note that the organisation releasing these distressing their clothing has fallen off them, leaving them naked figures is the council on drugs. We simply refuse to and pathetically vulnerable. I have seen young men acknowledge that alcohol is potentially as dangerous helplessly vomiting into gutters while their mates a drug as many others and demonstrably costs literally howled like wolves around them. Living us more in health, monetary and social terms. it’s near a pub as I have for many years, I have We’ve all heard the hypocrisy line from our time to seen intoxication levels that are frankly mad – argumentative teens: that drugs are outlawed admit that except for the fact that they are bog-standard while booze is freely available. Well, I reckon it’s killing common. Just another Australian night out they’ve got a point. us with friends and family where if you don’t drink Like many others, I’m close to complete until you fall over you didn’t have a good night. capitulation over the entrenched and quite This is what we do, it’s what we do all the time, and terrifying drinking behaviour that is not just a part it’s time to admit that it’s killing us. of our culture, but must finally be admitted actually IS This week, the Australian National Council on our culture. Drugs released figures on youth drinking that should And we are all a part of it. It took until a friend be to our eternal shame. Figures that show a staggering admitted she was an alcoholic and started to openly deal one in eight deaths of young people can be attributed with it for me to realise just how my behaviour is part of to alcohol; that nearly two-thirds of people under 29 the problem: when someone around you stops drinking surveyed said they drank specifically to get drunk; that you finally realise how much of an alcohol pusher you half of all alcohol-related road injuries involve young are. I caught myself again and again saying, “Oh, come people. And that 20 per cent of Australians now drink at on, have a drink” to friends and visitors, unable to let

their demurral go by without … what? An argument from me? Why would I argue with someone who didn’t want to drink? A good question. I chose to change, and I hope I have now shrugged off the reflexive Australian gesture to want to pour booze down everyone’s necks. John Herron, the former federal health minister and now chairman of the council, spoke with real exasperation about how we Australians simply cannot come together for anything without alcohol – in birth, death, celebration, commemoration, commiseration. I felt defeated by my own complicity when I heard that. That’s me. Is it you, too? Do you ever sit down in celebration with friends, family and not have a drink? Are we that addicted? It’s a dreadful environment in which to raise young people, and that, I believe, is the biggest challenge. When we make alcohol and its excessive use normal, then the battle to improve our health and ensure the safety of young people is over before it begins. The Christmas season is about to begin: think about that amid all the tidings of comfort and joy. \

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food at Stovetop, either. The cosmopolitan, vegetarian and gluten-free-friendly menu includes cinnamon waffles with pomegranate molasses, and spiced quinoa and sago porridge with almond milk for breakfast, and lunch choices such as corned wagyu beef in a brioche roll with sauerkraut. The café also offers single-origin and specialty coffee blends roasted by guest roasters such as Five Senses and Gridlock Coffee.

family, brothers George and Sam Seoud added a pair of electric hotplates for a double dose of nostalgia when they opened Stovetop at the base of a university building this year. The brothers, in partnership with other family members, run the Refuel chain of “grab-and-go” coffee and sandwich bars on uni campuses around Melbourne. Stovetop, beneath the Melbourne School of Graduate Education, is “We wanted Daniel Lee their first specialty coffee café and to stick to could be one offers espresso and traditional the basics” of the most highly qualified coffee home-style brewed coffee, plus fresh makers in Melbourne. chai prepared in copper pots. The North Korean-born barista, “Lots of other specialty coffee places who has his eye on the Melbourne coffee are doing syphon, pour-over and cold-drip competition scene, studied and worked in coffee, but we wanted to stick to the basics. It’s broadcasting before coming to Melbourne to the coffee we grew up with,” says George. study aerospace engineering at RMIT. The viscous Stovetop house-blend, with A friend at The Pint of Milk in Newport notes of cocoa, butter and maple syrup, is taught him to make coffee and he spent roasted for the brothers by their uncle, a time at Choclatté in Camberwell, too. semi-retired and rather shy industry veteran, “I tried to learn as much as I could from and includes beans from Central America different places,” he says. “And I had worked and Africa. It’s served as an espresso brew with Five Senses and Gridlock Coffee before from the three-group Synesso Sabre machine, coming to Stovetop.” or brewed in two or four-cup Bialetti pots. Lee has graduated from RMIT but plans “The large communal table at the front to continue working as a barista. He hopes of the café has been designed so that people to compete in barista competitions soon will sit around it and share coffee and and, one day, own his own café. \ conversation,” says George. ltolra@theweeklyreview.com.au There’s nothing “grab and go” about the

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fOOd \ kendall hill reviews lee hO FOOk

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The balance of flavours, aromas and textures is genius

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ere’s an easy, fail-safe test of whether a dish is any good: after licking the plate/bowl/saucepan clean, do you crave another serving immediately? More importantly, do you order it? I did at Lee Ho Fook. Twice. I couldn’t help but get carried away at Victor Liong’s hopping Chinese joint. The place has instant hit written all over it, from the so-hot-right-now Smith Street address to the serious food crowd (hello, Andrew McConnell!) flocking to sup here. Its overnight success is no great surprise given Lee Ho Fook is backed by the guys behind MoVida, Rosa’s Kitchen, and Pei Modern. Peter Bartholomew and David Mackintosh have a knack for picking winning restaurants. The formula appears to be: home in on a hot chef (Liong comes via Sydney three-hatter Marque and jumping Cantonese joint Mr Wong); stick them in a cool space; just add waiters. Works every time. This is not to suggest all things at Lee Ho Fook are perfect. Not yet, anyway. The menu’s standout dishes only accentuate those that don’t work, like a murky-tasting trout and jellyfish salad, or Liong’s overhyped milk buns. I’m assuming these tiny bits of baked dough with forgettable pork and cucumber fillings are meant to be a Sino take on the slider (mini-burger) fad sweeping the city’s more unimaginative dining rooms. I can’t find anything to recommend them. Sliders just make me think of lazy cooks riffing on a tired concept. And, at $6 apiece, this boring, bite-sized bun is a runner-up for the poorest-value snack in town. (The winner will be announced in my next review, on December 11.) Enough of the negative. Things I love about LHF: the staff, at least one of whom I recognise from Rosa’s. They’re bright, engaged, accommodating. When we mention we’re tossing up between two wines on the list, the waiter pours us a taste of each to try before we buy. Hospitality comes naturally to these guys. The vibe is great. Not too noisy, even when packed – which is most nights. The walls are painted an eye-catching, drip-dye effect of charcoal fading to pale. Wall hooks become DIY art installations as diners suspend handbags, coats and other human accessories. The drinks list canvasses a large choice of intriguing wines, 11 by the glass, arranged under simplified subheadings such as Pinot Noir & Seductive Reds. Novel cocktails, too, including a kimchi Bloody Mary, available on Sundays only. And, of course, there are double-dip dishes. The first is a discoloured egg, steeped in tea, cut in half, seasoned with sesame oil and soy. The crunch of fried shallots, the salty smack of avruga (herring caviar). Yolks the texture – and colour – of Turkish delight. On paper that might sound disgusting but trust me – the balance of flavours, aromas and textures is genius in the mouth. White cut chicken with Chinese mushrooms is even

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more delectable. It sounds so modest on the menu that we’re debating whether to order it when the Taiwanese waitress says, with a twinkle in her eye, “It has pig’s ear”. The rind-like strips of ear turn out to be less compelling than the forest of “Chinese” mushrooms, including enoki and wood-ear and other exotic fungi, which bring chew and crunch and funk to the sesameand-vinegar-seasoned chicken. Our waiter says the dish also contains other “special” ingredients that she can’t divulge. It’s the dish of the night, if not my entire month. Other highlights include the fresh and vigorous flavours of a snacky scallop with sweet, translucent slices of lap cheong (Chinese sausage) and juicy shiitake mushrooms. I also really like Liong’s Sichuan pickles, though probably more for the salty pleasure of the fried wonton wrapper strips that accompany them and the pull-no-punches chilli hit. Sliced eggplant is given a light tempura batter then deep fried and served with a sticky, five-spice

caramel. And the saltwater duck is super. The sliced bird is served cold in a sort of salad of radish and braised radicchio dressed in oil and salt, as far as I can work out. There’s just enough fat on the duck to make me moan. In the interests of a balanced diet we contemplate the steamed soy custard until the waiter tells us, “It’s like a really watery soup”. So we don’t order it (would you?) but get the braised gai lan instead. This is a mistake. It’s chewy, stringy and quite unpleasant. The Chinese banquet ends on a high with a very untraditional treat of white chocolate bits that remind me of condensed-milk caramel, muddled with raspberry sorbet and the sugary pop of miniature meringues, all of it dusted with sumac. Like much on the menu here, it’s fookin’ lush. \ khill@theweeklyreview.com.au tO read mOre revieWs

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t’s occurred to me over the past couple of years that brunt of Haiyan’s fury, twice to review geology projects. winemakers are a generous bunch. Something wine “It’s a large town population-wise, but not lovers don’t always see is how the wine industry infrastructure-wise. They often have a single hospital, – from the biggest wine companies to the small small airport and old town centre surrounded by shanty grower-producers – rallies behind various causes. towns,” he says. “The actual construction of these The support given to Yarra Valley wineries affected by towns, compared with Australia, is rather flimsy, and the 2009 bushfires in the form of equipment, grapes when they lose something they really lose a lot. It’s very and donations came from all over the country. difficult to get back up off the ground because they When typhoon Haiyan wrecked the Philippines’ don’t have a lot of back-up.” central islands, Margaret River winemaker Mark Ideally, the money Blue Poles raises will go towards Gifford didn’t waste time trying to raise money helping a small village get back on its feet. to help in the rebuilding. “There’s a rebuilding program that has to Gifford is a geologist by trade and for the come into play. There’s a lot of villages where it “i have to past four years has divided his time between doesn’t cost much to get the money into them. his winery, Blue Poles, and the Philippines. They have a system known as padala, which is help the “Everyone in the Philippines knows like money from the phone,” Gifford says. locals’’ someone who was affected by the disaster; it’s “Once it’s set up you can get money sent a national tragedy. The Philippines has been directly to a mayor or village captain to struck by loads of little disasters in the past six distribute the funds. They can basically give that months and they’re becoming stretched,” he says. to people as a wage to start rebuilding. The village can “I’ve got to do something – I’ve worked there for so rebuild itself quickly, but it does need that money to be long that I have to help the locals.” circulating again. They rely heavily on that process.” Gifford’s fund-raising plan? To sell his award-winning Gifford will send updates to people who take up the wines at wholesale cost and donate $2.50 per bottle Blue Poles offer, detailing how and where the donations direct to the rebuilding efforts. have been spent. “We hope to raise two or three thousand dollars and Having tried Blue Poles’ entire current range – and I’ll try and use a local organisation and directly deal with a fair amount of the 2008 Allouran cabernet with a village or location rather than go into one of the franc-merlot in my cellar – I’m always happy to bigger NGOs,” he says. recommend all their wines and, on this occasion, “Having worked there for the past four years, you doubly so. \ bthomas@theweeklyreview.com.au can see how that structure works when you visit the regions and you want to support that system. Right now » Visit www.bluepolesvineyard.com.au for details of there’s a lot of people doing medical work and dealing the Blue Poles Philippines fund-raising initiative with distraught people. We can’t be part of that – it’s too difficult – but we can be part of the rebuilding phase. “One of my staff members is from the region and I’ll be able to work with him to work out the best way to To read more reviews distribute the funds. It just has to happen quickly.” www.theweeklyreview.com.au/wine Gifford has visited Tacloban City, which bore the


TASTE THIS Blue Poles Reserve Merlot 2010

Spring Seed Wine Company Four O’Clock Chardonnay 2011

(Margaret River) $35; 13% ★★★★ ½ LENGTHY

Blue Poles’ reserve merlot is made from the best barrels of a great Margaret River vintage. It’s brightly perfumed with redcurrants, raspberries, cedar and a handful of dried rose petals. Medium-bodied, this has a rich core of red berries, plum and more of the rose petal perfume in the mouth. Along with vibrant acid, powdery tannins and a lengthy dark berry and mocha oak finish, this is one of Australia’s most serious merlots. This is a great cellaring option if 2010 is a child’s birth year or an anniversary. Food match \ Slow-roasted lamb shoulder

FOCUSED

(McLaren Vale) $18; 13% ★★★★

Certified organic and made by a passionate, switched-on winemaker who has managed to pack quite a bit of complexity into this unoaked chardonnay. Aromas of lemon, white peach, melon and a little funky gunsmoke smell great. Rich peach and lemon flavours lead to a rather focused structure, with linear citrus acid driving along the tongue and onto the intense finish. Food match \ Roast chicken

Faux Pas Wines Grenache 2012 (McLaren Vale) $33; 14.5% ★★★★ ½

Vinoque Pinot Noir 2012 (Yarra Valley) $18; 13% ★★★★ ½ EARTHY

There’s some really good pinot noir from the 2012 vintage coming out of the Yarra Valley and quite a few are priced under $20 a bottle. Part of the De Bortoli range, this is earthy and autumnal with a bouquet of cherries and forest berries mixing well with undergrowth. There’s spice, perfume and an earthiness that’s rather compelling. A vibrancy and energy to this outshines many pinots twice the price. Grippy, fine tannins hit the spot, too. Food match \ Mushroom ragu

SLIPPERY

Three winemaker friends get together and the result: Faux Pas Wines. There’s a lot going on in this single-vineyard, wild fermented wine. Complex, perfumed aromas come in waves of raspberry, cherry (flesh and pip), stalks, spice and earth. Like the best grenache, this has a slippery texture to match the earthy red berry flavours and vibrant acid that are framed by fine, grippy tannins. Only 100 cases were made – go to www.fauxpaswines.com.au to order. Food match \ Home-made burgers

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Love a bargain? Rymill The Yearling Shiraz 2012

(Coonawarra) $15.99; 13.5% ★★★★

Coonawarra shiraz doesn’t always get the accolades it deserves and, along with riesling, it can be one of the region’s bargains. This smells of glossy oak and dark cherry, blackberry, mulberry and bittersweet chocolate. It’s similarly flavoured, with a clip of bright strawberry and earth. Neatly structured, especially for a wine that can be found for under $12 in the chains, it has fine, grippy tannins, juicy acid and a decent finish. Food match \ Bangers and mash

5 ★ Outstanding 4 ★ Really good 3★ Good

2★ OK ★ Not worth it

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Not content with world domination on court, Serena Williams is making her powerful presence felt in the world of fashion, writes JANE ROCCA

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he’s worth millions for her on-court wins and off-court brand endorsements and, at 32, tennis champion Serena Williams shows no sign of letting up. Known for her ferocious energy, rock-star presence and an athletic build that’s put muscly curve back into her sport, Williams is one of few women from her generation who turn up the heat on court with daring fashion ensembles. The towering star has never been shy of taking risks – she wore a faux leather catsuit at the US Open in 2002, a spot of denim and knee-high boots a few years later and, on another occasion, studded black hot pants that would make our Kylie do a backflip. The sport that has long been associated with crisp white shorts and tennis skirts gets a run for its money in the hands of Williams, who prefers to pepper her look with an assortment of colours. Williams is blessed with star appeal beyond her serve and fans are obsessed with the 175.3-centimetre beauty, always curious about what she will wear when she next appears on court. With more than 4 million Twitter followers hungry to witness her every move, the world No. 1 has inked a deal as brand ambassador with Australian underwear empire Berlei. It seems what’s worn under the outfit is just as important when you’re a sporting great. When the Australian Open comes to town in January, expect to see plenty of billboards with Williams modelling the new sports bras. Williams discovered Berlei through her mother Oracene Price, who heads to Myer every year during the Australian Open to buy Serena and her sister Venus a selection of bras. “I have been wearing Berlei bras for around five years,” Williams says. “When Berlei heard my mum was buying their bras, they contacted my management. They originally gifted the bras and then we met with Berlei designers and started to choose colours that worked with my grand slam Nike tennis outfits and matching them accordingly. When they asked me if I would be the Australian ambassador for Berlei Sports, I thought, ‘Why not?’.” This latest endorsement follows many lucrative contracts that contribute to Williams’ annual earnings of more than $US20 million a year, including prize money, according to Forbes magazine. Williams reportedly earns more than $US11 million a year with

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n 1999, Williams started a three-year fashion design course at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale in Florida. She furthered her skills in sewing and sketching, and stitched up all aspects of the fashion business. “Studying fashion design was really a great experience,” says Williams. During my time there, I spent most of my course drawing, learning the construction of garments and gaining an understanding of the manufacturing end of the design business.” At the end of her course, she launched her fashion label while still touring the world winning grand slam titles. The label, Aneres (her name spelt backwards) will relaunch in 2014, and Williams is said to be looking for an investor to help kick the brand along. “Aneres is for the independent woman who works, enjoys life and is at the prime of her life,” Williams says. “It’s designed with fine quality and personality in mind and it reflects my style at its best: complex simplicity.” The new collection focuses on women’s ready-to-wear casual pieces and swimsuits. Williams works on the brand from her home in Palm Beach Gardens in Florida, with a branch in Los Angeles, where she also has a home, and a warehouse in Florence, Italy. She also runs her accessories brand Signature Statement – a collection of handbags and jewellery that mainly sell through the Home Shopping Network in the US. “I describe the accessories as feminine, classic and statement pieces,” she says. “I am intimately involved with the brand, create the designs and choose fabrics.” When her schedule allows, she’s found sitting front row at fashion shows. She was recently seen at Burberry’s London show during Men’s Fashion Week, and counts designer and chief executive Christopher Bailey as a close friend. “I always enjoy checking out new lines and exploring other areas of fashion,” she says. “I think Christopher is a wonderful designer and Burberry’s come such a long way.”

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Nike alone – a deal she signed in 2004. She also earns a pretty penny from Gatorade and OPI nail polish, and has appeared in Apple iPhone advertisements. Williams has won grand slam tournaments for 15 years and in February returned to the No. 1 ranking in women’s tennis, becoming the oldest woman to hold the top spot. She knows her power extends beyond her mighty serve, but Williams is the first to admit she worked hard to get there. While most her age might have been out partying and living it large, this Michigan-born star dedicated her teens and 20s to professional tennis. But long before she thought tennis would be a career choice, Williams wanted to be a fashion designer. She began sewing at three, curious to stitch leftover fabrics her mother had around the house. “My mother taught me how to sew and we used to make clothes for my dolls,” says Williams, who after 1993 was home-schooled with Venus by their father Richard.

Australia’s top-ranked players Samantha Stosur and Bernard Tomic, along with Lleyton Hewitt, doubles pair Casey Dellacqua and Ashleigh Barty, and rising star Nick Kyrgios have been named finalists for the 2013 Newcombe Medal, awarded to Australia’s most outstanding tennis player. “The Newcombe Medal is a special occasion that unites our nation’s tennis community at all levels,” says Tennis Australia chief executive Craig Tiley. “As well as recognising the achievements of Australia’s most outstanding tennis player, the awards celebrate the exceptional accomplishments and contributions of the many tennis communities, coaches, clubs and schools around the country.” The awards will be held at Crown Palladium on December 2.

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“MY LOOK ON COURT IS VERY MUCH WHO I AM. IT’S WHERE I CAN EXPRESS MY LOVE OF FASHION AND DESIGN” She cites British high-street brand River Island as her label of choice for day wear – she’s a fan of Rihanna, the face of the brand. And when it comes to luxury couturier houses, she says Azzedine Alaia makes her top list for his use of fabrics and salubrious cuts. Just as she is known to attract attention on court, Williams looked beautifully styled during a photo shoot at New York’s Central Park with her US Open trophy in September. Sporting a chic outfit with Lanvin gold belt, black Catherine Malandrino wool skirt and a black-and-white jumper, she looked flawless. Is fashion something she would pursue if her tennis career came to an end? “I’m not sure if I would do it full-time, but it is a serious interest and something I will do more of when I finish playing professionally,” she says. “But that’s a while off as I’m loving my tennis. I cannot wait to play the Australian Open.” While Williams won’t reveal what she will wear

during the Australian Open, she is proud of her collaboration with Nike, which customises her outfits for each tournament. “The team at Nike are amazing,” she says. “We work closely together on the designs and colours of my on-court outfits. They know me and understand my needs and know I love to mix up and clash colours. They understand my love of classic lines and work with my shape. My look on the court is very much who I am. It’s one avenue where I can express my love of fashion and love of design.” And then there is her love of fancy nails, which she showed off at the US Open; a bright-tangerine manicure with 3D nail art included. “It’s an expression of who I am and they didn’t get in the way of the US Open,” Williams says. Of course they didn’t – she won the title in a nail-biting final against Victoria Azarenka, eight years her junior. \ jrocca@theweeklyreview.com.au » www.ausopen.com www.berlei.com.au WE WELCOME YOUR FEEDBACK @

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alifornia native Ashley Tell moved to Melbourne 16 years ago, arriving to work as a model. But she soon found fashion had other ambitious plans for her. While she did modelling work for Myer and appeared in Marie Claire, she found her niche sourcing vintage clothes by roaming the world. Now she sells these from her Richmond shop – Global Vintage Collective. “I go back to the US every year during Melbourne’s winter to visit family and source new on-trend stock for the following season,” says Tell, who discovered her knack for vintage many years ago after sourcing cowboy boots in the US from friends and finding they sold like hotcakes at Camberwell Market. “Women want something special that’s not going to be on the high street. They appreciate items that have lasted through the years yet still look great,” she says. “I think with the overstock of mass production we live with now, people are starting to go back and savour the workmanship and detail of the years past.” Tell admits she’s always had a great sense for styling – perhaps it was her life as a model that helped prepare her for this path. Add to this her curious eye for amazing finds and you get the idea this gal can spot a quality garment almost anywhere she goes. Her decision to open a shop in Richmond was inspired by demand from customers who didn’t want to chase her at night markets and needed a bricks-and-mortar pit-stop. Tell’s partner Stefano (a physical trainer for professional tennis players) spends most of his time travelling Europe and the US and she makes the most of his busy schedule by travelling alongside him and sourcing pieces for her shop along the way. It’s a perfect way to mix business with pleasure.

“Because I don’t buy containers of vintage from huge wholesalers like the larger importers, it’s more challenging but also more rewarding when I do find worthy stock,” Tell says. “I prefer to have a more selective range of items on offer that I’ve hand-selected.” She is not so much focused on designer brands as she is on sourcing sturdy goods from a time we no longer waltz to.

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When spiky American teen Daisy (Saoirse Ronan) is sent to live with her cousins in rural England, her main concern is the state of their kitchen. But, when war breaks out, she is trapped with her oddball rellies and falls for spunky cousin Edmond. As society crumbles, it seems a bit of inter-cousin ickiness is inevitable. Based on a popular young adult book by Meg Rosoff, How I Live Now is an unusual film, halfway between Chronicles of Narnia and The Road. Its post-apocalyptic world, stripped of rules, might appeal to teens, but adults will find the film’s second half pretty shocking, even compared with the glossy violence of the new Hunger Games film. Daisy shares a few characteristics with that film’s Katniss, although she’s a far more well-rounded and complex creation. Ronan slowly strips back the chilly, brittle exterior to reveal a warm, bruised and aching heart. Really, this is a film about the emotional experience of adolescence, played out as the collapse of civilisation. The plot takes a back seat to Daisy learning to conquer herself – we hear the incessant hissing critique of her internal monologue – and emerge an independent adult. Surprising, intelligent and gripping, it evokes classic, human-focused dystopian sci-fi such as The Death of Grass. \

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The fifth album from Perth-based Catherine Traicos sees her edge away from folky prettiness into rockier territory. Indeed, the addition of a full band (as of 2011’s Gloriosa) seems to be pushing the singer-songwriter in all sorts of new directions. Single Light In The Dark is a gutsy, raucous affair, with the usually restrained Traicos belting out the chorus. There’s a playfulness on show, with the sublime Share Your Heart evoking both a smoky beat-poet bar and a bluesy spiritual. Sunshine is part country, part Mogwai-style post-rock; The Dream comes close to joyful pop. The slightly burnt tenderness of Traicos’ early work is in place, but fleshed out into something more substantial and impressive than ever. \

A smorgasbord of theatrical delights is on offer at Chapel Off Chapel for the next fortnight – more than 100 works, each of them lasting no longer than 10 minutes. Packaged into hour-long shows, these snippets vary from cabaret to hip hop, comedy to dance, magic shows to dramas. In short, the festival provides an entry point (with multiple exits available) to the world of theatre, for those tempted to dip their toes. Highlights include a 13-year-old dancer; a show about a gay, Tony-Abbott-loving ukulele player; a satirical piece employing the music of Patsy Cline and Nirvana; and some rude magic including a Rubik’s cube and a jelly snake. \

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TheaTre \ The new comedy from Red Stitch is a timely reminder of how far we have – and haven’t – grown when it comes to sexism, writes MYKE BARTLETT

Does everyone haVE a price? W

hen we meet outside St Kilda’s Red Stitch theatre on a very windy November morning, director Tanya Dickson tells me about a shocking altercation she recently had on a Melbourne tram. Overhearing two teenage boys loudly talking about “sluts”, she interceded, only to be told that she – like every woman – was “just a piece of meat”. It’s an experience that, unpleasant as it was, highlights some of the issues raised by Red Stitch’s new production NSFW (Not Safe For Work). Making its first appearance on an Australian stage, the British play takes a satirical look at current media attitudes towards women. Its insights, Dickson says, have particular relevance to Aussie audiences given the barely veiled contempt shown in some quarters towards our first female prime minister. “Lucy Kirkwood wrote it in 2012 around the time [Julia] Gillard’s misogyny speech erupted, when the

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Jimmy Savile sex-abuse case came to the fore and when there was a huge campaign against page-three models. Now we’re recreating it in a climate where Rolf Harris is now on trial for similar crimes and supermarkets in the UK are trying to ban these lads’ mags. These issues keep rolling forward,” Dickson says. Gillard won international acclaim for her anti-misogyny speech, although local media were far more muted in their praise. Does Dickson think Australians have a particular issue with misogyny? “I think it’s a global problem. But I think we like to think we’re past it, which is naive. I feel there’s kind of this apathy around feminism among Gen Yers.” With print journalism under intense financial pressures, the sexualisation of women seems to be growing worse as publications become desperate to attract an audience and journalists find themselves putting aside principles to try to make a living. “The play asks the question: everyone has a price,

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Playing up: The NSFW cast from Red Stitch Actors Theatre. Global issues: NSFW director Tanya Dickson (right) (SupplieD)

what’s yours? People go to Oxford or whatnot, but because of the desperate situation [in the publishing industry], you have highly educated people who end up working for publications they might not approve of, but they have to pay the rent,” Dickson says. Most telling, perhaps, is the discovery the naive character Sam makes on switching from working for a tawdry lads’ mag to writing for women’s mag Electra. Men’s mags might be blunt instruments when it comes to their attitudes to women, but he finds glossy women’s mags can be far more cutting. “The only difference between the lads’ mags and the glossy mags is the price on the G strings,” Dickson says. “They’re both objectifying. We spoke a lot in rehearsal about how, when we read the lads’ mags, we all felt better than when we read one of the glossies; they make you feel fearful, which wasn’t something I expected.” Dickson hopes NSFW will challenge people to think about the lazy ways in which we perceive gender roles. We talk about the recent decision by some Swedish cinemas to rate films not only in terms of sexual or violent content but also by their portrayal of female characters. This new rating system employs the Bechdel test, which judges a production as sexist if it fails to meet a few simple criteria – does the film have at least two female characters and, if so, do they talk to each other about anything except a man? It’s a test that Dickson admits NSFW might not pass (very few mainstream films do), but she says the important thing is that the play raises awareness rather than concrete solutions. It is neither a hectoring polemic

or drily didactic. For example, Kirkwood stresses that the choice to model semi-naked is one of self-expression and resists pointing the finger at one gender or another. “Lucy uses the tools of satire and wit to look at difficult issues, such as internalised misogyny and the pornification of youth culture. The comedy of it is really important. It’s a lot of fun, but we’re trying to pitch it with a shiver underneath the laughter,” Dickson says. NSFW is Dickson’s first production for Red Stitch, although she has already worked widely at home and abroad. She admits female directors and playwrights struggle to match their male counterparts in terms of attention and acclaim, but says things have improved in recent years. “Major theatre companies such as Sydney Theatre Company, Malthouse and MTC have started doing female director internships. But I’ve just been in the UK, and that made me think we still have a long way to go.” In the spirit of the Bechdel test, Dickson poses me a question that she often asks friends who deny a gender bias: can you name any female directors? “You kind of have to struggle to think of their names. I use that example with film directors all the time, when people say there’s equality.” \ mbartlett@theweeklyreview.com.au » NSFW runs until December 21 at Red Stitch Actors Theatre, 2 Chapel Street, St Kilda. Tickets $20-$39. www.redstitch.net » www.bechdeltest.com

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Chapel Off Chapel The main theatre here is a former church built in 1859 in the neo-Gothic style; it became part of the Uniting Church in the 1970s before being bought by the City of Stonnington in the 1990s and converted into an arts venue. It’s impossible to know what influence the twin pinnacles at the front of the building or the elaborate leadlight window have on audiences, but I’ve noticed that people linger and take their time when entering the space. The meditative vibe may even encourage audiences to turn inward and have a more impactful theatre experience. I once turned inward during a performance of a contortionist playing the trumpet at the same time. \

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“there’s a sense of place here”

Designed by William Salway and built in 1870 (and extended in 1884) for Edward Latham of the Carlton Brewery, Raheen was also owned and occupied by Sir Henry Wrixon, a prominent barrister and solicitor. But Raheen is most famous for being the official residence of Archbishop Mannix and four other Catholic archbishops of Melbourne. Bought by the Catholic Church in 1917, it didn’t become a private residence again until 1981. This Italianate-style house exudes a sense of religious order. Perhaps that’s why, whenever I’ve peeked through the gates for a glimpse of its grandeur, I want to put my hands together and say, “let us pray”. \

Chapel Fitness

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Of course, the gardens are tranquil, as are the riverside flats and the flowing river, but it’s also the opportunity to look at the sky without obstruction, the “miracle of infinitude” that’s uplifting and makes me smile. The only time most city folk look up at the sky is when there’s a fireworks display. Although the convent site is now mostly secular – the Sisters of the Good Shepherd still own and operate the Good Shepherd Chapel (recently reopened) – there’s a sense of place here, an opportunity for stillness. Even the sounds of snapping cameras and squealing children are diminished if you walk away slowly (I usually run) and move around the complex. There’s also the neighbouring Collingwood Children’s Farm (established in 1979) for a more rural encounter. The site was chosen by four Irish sisters from the Good Shepherd’s mother house in Angers, France. They arrived in Melbourne in 1863 to establish the order on what had been two large estates, St Heliers and Abbotsford House. From the late 1860s, the site accommodated the Magdalen Asylum, a women’s refuge, a reformatory for young offenders and an industrial school complex for disadvantaged children. By the late 1870s a Catholic day school was added, more land was bought in the 1880s and 1890s, and the institution was providing care for thousands of women and girls through welfare, rehabilitation and protection programs. The convent became one of the largest self-sufficient convent and farm complexes in Australia. A community battle in the late 1990s prevented a proposed redevelopment, with the area south of St Heliers Street being transferred to the Abbotsford Convent Foundation for the community in 2004. There are now more than 280 people based at the convent and it is a historically rich, diverse and supportive environment with plenty of space for boundless joy. \ boomboom@rachelberger.com

All Saints’ Anglican Church in Chapel Street, St Kilda East, opposite the Astor Theatre, is one of Melbourne’s oldest Anglican churches. The foundation stone was laid on November 8, 1858, and the first service was held on December 8, 1861. It is said the building is the largest Anglican parish church in the southern hemisphere. On the same corner in a building closer to Dandenong Road, and perhaps originally part of the church complex, you’ll find Chapel Fitness, a gymnasium with high ceilings and vaulted windows where you can get fit and feel virtuous about it. Check out the sign out the front, a cross with dumbbells – heavens above. \

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ustralia’s most-awarded custom home builder has launched an online design showcase to inspire new-home buyers and demonstrate its versatility and expertise. On The Drawing Board by Glenvill at www.glenvill.com.au/on-the-drawing-board/ will exhibit working drawings and sketches of Glenvill custom home-design projects, led by head designer Anthony Gosling. A refreshing sight in a world of computer-generated design, Gosling’s hand-drawn illustrations highlight the individuality of Glenvill custom designs, with commentary on how the design responded to its brief. “I have an architecture degree and over 30 years’ experience in residential design in Australia and New Zealand, including multilevel dwellings, dual-occupancy, retirement villages and resorts,” Gosling says. “One of the most exciting parts of my work has always been to bring a client’s brief to life in a visual realisation. On The Drawing Board will share the journey and gestation of a design project and show how custom design responds to clients’ briefs. We are selecting inspirational ideas, plans and elevations that we consider to be great design solutions. We have a wide variety of jobs at various stages and we always find people are interested in seeing different resolutions. “On The Drawing Board allows us to showcase designs that may or may not get built and we don’t have to wait until a new house is built to share images. Each will have what we consider to be fantastic ideas to give people stunning environments to live in and offer people alternative design options.” Gosling says On The Drawing Board is intended to be

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a resource to help clients and prospective clients think about potential solutions for their own requirements. He says it will also demonstrate that Glenvill designs and builds in a wide variety of housing styles. “People may associate us with one style or another because they regularly drive past one of our displays but in fact we are only limited by what can actually be built and by budget. “We start from scratch when we design a new home for each of our clients. This is a key difference with Glenvill. Yes, we have houses on display, but they are to showcase what we do rather than say this is the house you have to have. Every client’s requirements are unique and every building site individual.” Glenvill design team members meet clients to discuss their requirements and start them on a process that goes from briefings to site inspections and reports, design and budget presentations, documentation, working drawings, contracts, approvals and construction to handover. Gosling says, while there might be many design solutions to a client’s brief, finding the right one is a personal and evolving process. “When people design custom homes, they want to improve the quality of their lives. We look at how they live now and what they want their new house to do for them, how old their children are and what their interests are. It’s always helpful when clients bring in pictures of what they like because words mean different things to different people. “I love this part of my job, the complexity of working with the client and their quirks and requirements and looking at the advantages and constraints of their building site.”

Quick draws: Windsor house façade (above); Glenvill head designer Anthony Gosling (left). (SUPPLIED / Chris Hopkins)

At Glenvill, custom home design includes the entire site, boundary to boundary, not just new home design, Gosling says. The design team looks at how the outdoor living areas – and possibly a pool and or a tennis court – integrate and interact with the house and the site. “The floor plan comes first, before anything else – we need to consider sun, privacy, acoustic privacy, and elements such as what numbers the dining area needs to cater for on occasions. What can end up looking like a comparatively simple design will have a lot of process and consideration behind it, but we know that it will suit the client and how they want to live.” While living areas are becoming more relaxed and there’s a desire for several spaces, people generally want less formal spaces, Gosling says. The design evaluation also takes in cultural influences and how the floor plan can support and promote family life. Some cultures require second kitchens, while others may want linked but separate living areas for larger gatherings. “Australia is a very cosmopolitan place and there are many different influences to consider. It makes design and life so much more interesting.” Gosling says he loves the excitement of clients when they first see sketch designs of what their new home could look like. “No other profession straddles art, sculpture and the commercial realities of building in the way that design and architecture does. You are taking a creative process and you have to pull out a commercial solution that will add value to people’s lives. It is an honour to be able to do this for people, to use creativity to deliver a new level of quality to the way they live.” \ LIZ McLACHLAN lmclachlan@theweeklyreview.com.au » www.glenvill.com.au/on-the-drawing-board/ Glenvill head office and design centre 840 Dandenong Road, Caulfield East. 9573 8393


Developing our city \ Clever design is defining the edgy end of Chapel Street, writes STEPHEN A. RUSSELL

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he Windsor end of Chapel Street has enjoyed something of a renaissance in the past few years, rejuvenating itself while staying true to the edgier style of the south side’s most hipster hood. Leading the charge has been a crop of bars and restaurants embracing Melbourne’s love of good design, challenging architects and interior designers to create something unique yet in tune with the area’s ethos. One of the latest additions to the strip is Japanese fusion joint Mr Miyagi. Wendy Bergman and Samantha Eades of interior design outfit Eades & Bergman, whose hospitality fitouts have included The Meatball & Wine Bar and Little Hunter in the CBD, set about creating an Asian laneway-inspired interior on a tight budget. Their cleverest budget trick was to take the idea of tin fencing and recreate it with ridged cardboard painted glossy black. “We made tiles out of cardboard and had all the staff in one day roughing them up a bit,” Bergman reveals. “We glue-gunned them to the wall and it came up really cool. The whole wall cost $150.” The opposing wall features equally inexpensive concrete panelling, with the bricks exposed in other sections. Lighting designer Paul Grummisch created the chain of globe lights in carved wooden casings and added funky street sign-like light boxes. “We tried to create the idea of power lines running down the street,” Bergman says. “It’s an inexpensive way of adding something creative.” The doors for the booths at the back were picked up at a demolition yard, while the bar is clad with reclaimed timber from salvaged shipwrecks, one of the few budgetary splurges.

fonda \ central open kitchen

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Local artist Tracy Hogan drew on Japanese erotica for the bathroom walls. “That was quite tongue in cheek without being too graphic,” Bergman says with a laugh. Architecture and interior design firm Techne, responsible for the fitouts for Tonka and Pillar of Salt, was called in for Mexican restaurant Fonda’s second outpost. Taking over a dilapidated op shop, the idea was to capture the ambience of the Richmond original in a much larger space. The budget had to be kept in check and the owners had already leased the space for Fonda Windsor, so time was a factor. Techne’s Justin Northrop took the meaning of “fonda”, a homestay or small restaurant, and drew out the casual dining concept. The informal space buzzes with energy, revolving around the central, open kitchen. Converting a retail space came with its own problems, mr miyagi \ textured walls particularly as the building was heritage-listed. Stripping back the extraneous layers revealed the beauty Closer to Windsor’s High Street border, Morris Jones underneath. “During the demolition we uncovered the was a furniture store when it opened in 1887, but the spectacular shell of the building, and the design was venue had seen a sad decline, at various stages becoming built around highlighting the pre-existing features, a car parts store and then a cheap fashion outlet. including the beautiful cathedral ceiling and trusses Windsor design practice Russell & George, which and the stained-glass windows,” Northrop says. created Attica’s interior, were given 1960s The brick walls were whitewashed, with “we tried French film À Bout de Souffle, starring playboy colour introduced in a variety of ways, to let the ... actor Jean-Paul Belmondo, as inspiration. including rope-strung benches reflecting space do the “There are a lot of places in Melbourne traditional Mexican craft, and the bold that have the same look and feel; the same geometric floor pattern conceived in talking” lights, chair and tiles,” says Byron George. “We collaboration with graphic designers Golden wanted to give the venue a bit of personality.” Hen. Custom-made black metal pendant lights That vibe can be spotted in the chequered-pattern were inspired by Acapulco. banquettes up front and the blue line that zips around “Well-designed spaces are part of the dialogue the rejuvenated venue. between place and people, and it’s great to see local “The days of multimillion-dollar fitouts for businesses recognising the importance of design in restaurants are well and truly over,” he says. “We tried to maintaining the identity of the area,” Northrop says.

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let the volume of the space do the talking, stripping back the walls to be as raw as possible. One of the owners literally spent hours painstakingly scraping paint off to get them distressed enough.” His favourite touch is the courtyard wall clad with unfinished fence posts. “Over time it will age, get a bit of a patina to it, and the fence boards will warp and split.” George loves the strip’s crop of new venues, including Kid Boston and The Woods of Windsor. “There’s always a cycle to streets. In the ’80s and ’90s Chapel Street was at the cutting edge of Australian fashion and there was a real buzz about it, then it started to decline. “It’s only recently, when rents have dropped down enough, that food operators have come in and populated it again. It’s completely transformed.” \ sarussell@theweeklyreview.com.au NOVEMBER 27, 2013 \ The weekly review 33


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Address \ 95 Outer Crescent, Brighton Developer \ Buxton Group Building design \ Edgard Pirrotta Architects Interior design \ Margie Bromilow, MBA Design; and Annabel Buxton, AnnabelLouise Landscaping \ Mark McWha Landscape Architects Sales \ David Macrae, 1300 204 032 or enquiries@rylandsofbrighton.com.au » www.rylandsofbrighton.com.au Pricing guide

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standard features European appliances Caesarstone benchtops and splashbacks ● Contemporary and classic interior schemes ● Carpet in living and bedrooms ● Tiled flooring in kitchens and bathrooms ● Reverse-cycle heating and cooling in living areas ● Built-in wardrobes ● Walk-in showers with semi-frameless glass screens ● European laundries ● Balconies or courtyard terraces – ● ●

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t’s well known that when property entrepreneur Richard Rylands of Brighton is a popular Bayside venue, drawing Buxton couldn’t find a suitable retirement home for his parents visitors to special events and regular fixtures, including meetings he built them a five-star luxury independent living village in the of Bayside Probus clubs. Anne Latreille, author of Garden of a heart of Brighton. Lifetime, the story of Dame Elisabeth Murdoch and Cruden Farm, From its 2002 opening Rylands of Brighton has been regarded will speak at Rylands of Brighton open days on November 30, as the gold standard in purpose-designed and built independent and December 1. Residents and guests recently enjoyed a lunch living. The 71-apartment development in Outer Crescent – on Oaks day, complete with gourmet lunchboxes delivered by a opposite Brighton Grammar’s playing fields and 350 metres from vintage Rolls-Royce. the Church Street precinct – incorporates deluxe communal Several one- and two-bedroom apartments are available, facilities, including an 80-seat restaurant, bar, lounges, library, including a ground-level garden courtyard apartment and private dining room and beauty salon. level-two penthouse. Open-plan kitchens and high ceilings The pet-friendly village comprises three levels of luxury create an impression of space and many apartments freehold one- and two-bedroom apartments plus secure have a garden outlook from the living area. Outlooks postcode basement parking, and a landscaped central courtyard also include views over the leafy neighbourhood. The with a water feature and perimeter walkway. Reception, apartments range from 40 square metres to 96 square the office and communal facilities are at the front of the metres internally, and all have one or two courtyard complex, serviced by a covered main entrance providing terraces or balconies from four to 21 square metres. off-street vehicle access. Prices start at $510,000 for a one-bedroom apartment and In 2008 the Buxton Group sold part of its Rylands from $750,000 for two bedrooms. retirement interests to Stockland but re-acquired the Apartment interiors are finished in classic or contemporary management rights to Rylands of Brighton last year. palettes by interior designer Margie Bromilow of MBA Design Buxton says facilities are continually reviewed and refreshed and Annabel Buxton of AnnabelLouise. Living areas, entries and when required, with a new day spa opening next year and bedrooms are carpeted and kitchens and bathrooms are tiled. consideration of guest facilities for family members and friends to The kitchens have Caesarstone benchtops and splashbacks with stay onsite. New residents continue to be attracted by the freedom, European cooktops, ovens and rangehoods, a microwave hutch security and privacy the development was designed and built to and a Fisher & Paykel dishdrawer. There’s a European laundry in offer, he says, with facilities and staff on call. the main bathroom and walk-in showers. A ground-level bistro in the grand dining room is open All apartment owners are offered one or two parking spaces and for lunch, dinner, morning and afternoon tea and coffee, and storage in the secure basement garage. there’s a private dining room for special occasions or meetings. Rylands of Brighton buyers are assisted by Classic Moves, a Management is onsite and reception is staffed daily, with retirement relocation specialist. Classic Moves reviews apartment emergency monitoring 24 hours a day, seven days a week. floor plans with buyers to determine what to keep and what to Many residents take advantage of the gymnasium and discard and can take care of every aspect of the move, ensuring scheduled fitness classes and attend activities, presentations, everything is in place and beds are made when residents arrive in functions and movie screenings in one of Rylands of Brighton’s their new homes. \ liz Mclachlan function rooms. The billiards table and library are in regular use lmclachlan@theweeklyreview.com.au and there’s a workshop, barbecue facilities and lounges.

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Wall of fame

Developing our city \ History takes a front seat at the Melbourne Sports Hub, writes JO DAVY

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s one of Victoria’s premier sporting and recreation who is an up-and-coming swimmer,” Weatherill says. facilities for the past 15 years, Melbourne Sports “But in teaching a child how to swim a kilometre in Hub has seen it all. the bay in any condition – which, for most people, is a From Commonwealth Games gold at Melbourne five- or six-year journey – we’ve hopefully also developed Sports and Aquatic Centre (MSAC) in 2006 to Men’s that person’s self-esteem, social skills and healthy habits. Hockey Champions trophies at the State Netball and “The whole philosophy that we operate by is Hockey Centre in 2009 and 2012, Melbourne Sports developing champions in life; helping people to become Hub venues have been the backdrop for some of better people through sport, recreation and education.” Australia’s greatest sporting moments. Inspiration for the history wall came from another Melbourne Sports Hub evolved from a single facility icon of Australian sport; surf brand Rip Curl’s – MSAC, which opened in 1997 – to four world-class headquarters on Victoria’s Surf Coast. sports and recreation venues with the addition of “We saw they had the history of surfing playing the State Netball and Hockey Centre in 2001, out on a wall at their offices in Torquay and MSAC Institute of Training in 2006 and thought that would be a great idea for us to the hub Lakeside Stadium in 2011. try,” Weatherill says. offers a Next month, golden moments from all “[Internally] it’s a great tool to have to show bit of four venues will play a starring role in the staff what we’ve achieved and hopefully it’ll everything Melbourne Sports Hub history wall, to be instil in them a bit of pride.” unveiled at its Christmas party/open day on The installation is being put together using December 8. dates, photos, facts and figures from Melbourne State Sport Centres Trust chief executive officer Sports Hub’s records. Weatherill has helped to fill any Simon Weatherill says that while the facility’s diverse of the blanks, as have many of the athletes who have range of professional sporting events will feature trained or competed at the facilities. prominently in this visual timeline, gold medals aren’t Significant dates featured include Melbourne Sports the only thing to be proud of. Hub’s 10 millionth visitor, the opening of Lakeside “We’re both a community sporting and recreation Stadium, the launch of MSAC’s FlowRider surfable wave hub as well as a training facility for elite athletes, hosting and highlights from the Commonwealth Games and more than 400 events every year,” Weatherill says. 2007 FINA World Aquatics Championships. “Melbourne Sports Hub offers a bit of everything, and “The hardest thing was trying to decide the most that’s what makes us so unique.” important things that have occurred during all those Today, the State Sport Centres Trust estimates that years,” Weatherill says. more than 2.1 million people use Melbourne Sports “Particularly from 2006 to 2012, there was just a Hub’s venues and facilities each year. flurry of activity happening, which really all kicked off And they are a diverse bunch. from the Commonwealth Games.” “At the top end, we could produce the next It’s fitting, therefore, that the timeline will be Olympic champion in somebody like Mack Horton, permanently installed at the main entrance to the

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Sports hubs: (clockwise from top left) FlowRider; 50-metre women’s butterfly final at the 2006 Commonwealth Games; aerial view with Melbourne Sports Hub in the foreground. (SUPPLIED)

50-metre outdoor competition pool, which was purpose-built for the Games. The pool was just one of several additions to MSAC in the lead-up to the Games, bringing its facilities up to world-class standard. “Melbourne Sports Hub has grown from a $65-million asset to a $350-million asset, so the history wall will be a good reminder of what the place used to look like and how it’s changed,” Weatherill says. The unveiling of the wall marks Melbourne Sports Hub’s final open day for the year, and the launch of new Technogym cardio equipment in the wellness centre. With plenty of space for the wall to continue, Weatherill predicts it will fill up fast, pointing out that MSAC is very close to welcoming a second generation of youngsters through the doors. “It’s nearing the point where the people who swam here as a kid will be bringing their own kids back. Hopefully they’ll find the wall an interesting account of a place that has done a lot over the years.” \ jdavy@theweeklyreview.com.au » www.melbournesportshub.com.au


PORT MELBOURNE \ 81 Esplanade West

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stroll down Champion Street reveals family living throughout the ages. Lacework-trimmed double-fronted Victorian houses share side fences with contemporary mega-mansions on one side and extended Edwardian houses on the other. This mismatched but extremely well-kept landscape suggests Brighton’s families have lived well here for more than a century. The house at No. 38 has kept two families several notches above comfortable since it was built in the late 1990s. It was a decade that heralded the return of modernist architecture: rectangular forms, flat roofs, plain rendered walls and modern materials, including extensive use of glass. This combination pretty much sums up the house’s impressive façade. Neo-modernism has evolved slowly in the past 15 years, which means there is little to separate the house from some far newer neighbours. Recent cosmetic upgrades to the interior have also had a hand in ensuring the house still punches well above its weight when it comes to style and comfort. New oak floorboards at ground level and a fresh paint job throughout create an up-to-the-minute aesthetic worthy of the house’s large rooms and flexible floor plan. A bedroom with a built-in wardrobe is first off the central entrance hall, opposite internal entry to the two-car garage. It’s at this point the hall all but disappears, its floorboards virtually the only thing separating it from the carpeted formal lounge and dining spaces. A double-height void in this open-plan formal space was designed to attract plenty of light from the north through large windows, as well as the french doors leading out to a sunny side garden. This central section of the house also has a powder room and a large fitted laundry with plenty of storage. The rear offers a second open-plan living space, this time for more casual affairs. It holds a kitchen, living and family area, with two sets of french doors leading to the terrace. Glossy white cabinetry and black-granite benchtops in the kitchen have stood the test of time, while appliances have been upgraded to the stainless steel, European variety. Orientation has again been considered for outdoor entertaining, with the large paved dining terrace positioned towards the north. A retractable awning off the side of the house offers some relief if the sun gets too much. A border of mature hedges and a patch of lawn offers a departure from the trend of concrete-dominated courtyards that bring up the rear of many modern houses. But there’s still room for a pool and spa bordered by terracotta tiles. The second storey is divided into three sections – main suite at the front, communal areas in the middle, kids’ bedrooms at the back; zoned accommodation at its most family friendly. Parents are afforded the luxury of their own private terrace overlooking the street, as well as a huge bedroom, en suite and walk-in wardrobe. The landing at the top of the stairs serves as a study or retreat. The adjacent bathroom has granite benchtops and a separate bath and shower. Two kids’ bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and rear views over the pool. Luxurious extras include Shugg speciality windows, reverse-cycle heating and cooling, an alarm system and ducted vaccum. St Leonards College and Xavier’s Kostka Hall are within walking distance, as are Were Street’s cluster of café haunts, Church Street’s shopping precinct and the beach. One glance at this list of local amenities will shed some light on why families have flocked to this location for decades, and will continue to for many to come. Here’s your opportunity to do it in style. \ JO DAVY property@theweeklyreview.com.au

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Price \ $1 million +

Auction \ November 30 at 12.30pm

The residential pocket of Esplanade West, on the beach side of Graham Street, embraces a bit of everything, including a dash of Californian-bungalow character courtesy of this single-storey, semi-detached property on 235 square metres. Beyond its tiled porch, its charm is enhanced by a modern interior, a private courtyard and the potential for upward expansion. A decade-old renovation affirms the value of high ceilings, light colours and maximum glass. The front bedroom has built-in cabinetry; the second bedroom has an en suite built into the former side access, and the central bathroom contains a laundry. Past here, the hall opens to a full-width living area. The kitchen occupies the right side, in white and brushed-chrome laminate and speckled Corian, and glass sliding doors line up along the left. Between them, personal taste dictates placement of furniture for dining, sitting and viewing the concealed projector screen. Across the back it’s all glass, making the most of a north-west-facing courtyard. \ JACQUI HAMMERTON

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BEAUMARIS \ 1a Hardinge Street

Hocking Stuart \ 9521 9800

Price \ $1.4 million +

Auction \ November 30 at 1.30pm

This stunning property oozes the craftsmanship you would expect in a builder’s home. Third-generation bayside builder Peter Bardoel built this white beauty three years ago but it still looks new, such is its quality. Travertine marble bathrooms, bluestone pool, spotted-gum decking, Caesarstone kitchen and American-oak joinery attest to this. Downstairs is largely dedicated to open-plan living and entertaining, a tranquil and beautiful space with the dining area almost above the pool and the lounge opening to the covered deck and glass-fenced pool and spa. Cooks are well catered for with Miele appliances, butler’s pantry and built-in double fridge in the stylish kitchen, and a built-in barbecue on the deck. Upstairs are four bedrooms (two with luxurious bathrooms and walk-in wardrobes), family bathroom and a lounge hub; downstairs there’s a fifth bedroom, or study, and another bathroom. Although large, this 40-square property also has green credentials, including double glazing and a solar-heated pool. \ TERESA MURPHY

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3193

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Hampton \ 8 Vista Road This Mediterranean-inspired residence is surrounded by spectacular houses in a court. A combination of earth-toned render, Italian-tiled roof, twin cypress pines and a stylish portico creates an immediate impression of Tuscan elegance. The timeless European theme continues inside, with tile floors and pearl-white cornices accentuated by olive-coloured walls. Rooms are large, ceilings are high and there is plenty of natural light throughout the house. A home office with built-in cabinetry has calming views of olive trees hugging the fenceline in a low-maintenance front garden. A magnificent fireplace made of West Australian sandstone takes centre stage in the formal lounge and dining area. Here, concertina doors open to a rear courtyard with raised lawns and a water feature. The impressive kitchen has granite benchtops and splashbacks, Bosch appliances and a walk-in pantry. A ground-floor guest wing has a resort-style bathroom with corner spa and separate shower, a powder room and generously proportioned bedroom. Upstairs, the main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and an en suite. It shares a central balcony with a second double bedroom. Mezzanine storage is a smart inclusion above a double garage. Modern amenities include ducted heating and vacuum, zoned surround sound and intercom. \ DANIEL McCULLOCH

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3188

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Hodges \ 9596 6066

Price \ $1.55 million – $1.65 million

Auction \ November 30 at noon

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Buxton Sandringham 9598 8222 2

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Kay & Burton Bayside 9820 1111 4

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Marshall White Albert Park 9822 9999 5

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23 Codrington Street, Sandringham ................................................................. Price: $690,000 - $750,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday December 7 at 10.30am ................................................................. OFI Wed 11.30-noon; Sat 2-2.30pm .................................................................

109 Male Street, Brighton ................................................................. Price: $1.75 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday December 14 at 12.30pm ................................................................. OFI Thur 6.45-7.15pm; Sat 2-2.30pm .................................................................

56 Meredith Street, Elwood ................................................................. Price: $2.5 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday December 14 at 12.30pm ................................................................. OFI Thur 12.30-1pm; Sat 2.15-2.45pm .................................................................

6 Canberra Grove, Brighton East ................................................................. Price: 1.1 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday December 7 at 1pm ................................................................. OFI Wed 1.30-2pm; Sat 2-2.30pm .................................................................

This solid-brick two-bedroom art deco house has a lounge and dining with french doors and a stainless-steel kitchen, close to the bay, shops and station.

Contemporary luxury, architect-designed two-storey residence with impressive family accommodation, north-west garden and spa pool.

All the lifestyle advantages that make Elwood such a desirable place to live matched by a house that delivers every imaginable luxury.

The elegant interior of this gorgeous house includes formal and informal zones, Euro kitchen, three bedrooms and luscious garden aspects every step of the way.

Let's eat lunch @ Limoncello, 54 Station Street Let's eat dinner @ One Thai, 40 Bay Road Let's drink coffee @ Ludo, 5 Waltham Street

Let's eat lunch @ The Fishtank, 20 Church Street Let's eat dinner @ Half Moon, 120 Church Street Let's drink coffee @ Rupert and the Fig, 300 Bay Street

Let's eat lunch @ The Joinery, 5 Ormond Road Let's eat dinner @ Dandelion, 133 Ormond Road Let's drink coffee @ Easy Fifteen, 15 Ormond Road

Let's eat lunch @ The Pantry, 1 Church Street Let's eat dinner @ White Rabbit, 118 Church Street Let's drink coffee @ Laurent, 2/71 Church Street

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MIDDLE PARK \ 2/301 Beaconsfield Parade

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Every detail of this new apartment has been carefully considered to maximise space and minimise maintenance. Just one of three (the ground-floor apartment is also for sale), the residence has panoramic views overlooking the steely hues of Port Phillip. From Beaconsfield Parade, the block has a

strong street presence with geometric lines, glass detailing and a subtle layering of different materials. Inside, the contemporary edge comes from a meticulous ordering of space throughout the interiors. From the lift, shiny marble floors are a surprise, as are the bespoke light fittings. The entrance opens to a generous living and kitchen area, which spills out to the balcony

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through glass bifold doors. This increases the feeling of space and also works especially well for a family of entertainers. A glass balustrade maximises the bay view. The kitchen is particularly attractive and features integrated Miele appliances, pendant lighting, black benches and a gold mosaic splashback, echoed in the gold tiles under the island bench. An all-white colour palette is

complemented by this striking combination of colours and lifts the contemporary tone. Passed the kitchen are two bedrooms – each with built-in wardrobes – a powder room, a study nook and a large family bathroom. The bathroom has stylish tap fittings and a freestanding bath. At the very back is the main bedroom, which has a walk-in wardrobe and a large bathroom. \ FRANCESCA CARTER

Auction \ November 30 at 11.30am

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ast week we commented on what we saw as a blip in the $1-million-plus market in Melbourne, after clearance rates and Bidderman, our bidders per auction measure, both took a bit of a tumble. We thought then that this might just be a temporary stumble in what has otherwise been a very strong spring market. But after another week of mixed results we’ve decided that something else is going on in the $1-million-plus market in Melbourne. We think what we’re seeing is a splintering in the market – between the A-grade properties and the rest. Evidence for this is the fact that while clearance rates in this price segment last week were down to just 53 per cent, Bidderman was up at 2.3. What was even more interesting was the breakdown of bidder numbers across the auctions. A good proportion of auctions – 28 per cent, in fact – were “volcanoes” with four or more bidders. And 60 per cent had two or more bidders. But nearly a quarter (24 per cent) of auctions were “ducks”, with no bidders at all. That’s a pretty polarised market. What we are seeing is some properties

that are being completely ignored by buyers, while others are being fought over. In Toorak, for instance, a property at 11 Tashinny Road that was basically a land sale (Scott Patterson and Michael Armstrong) had six bidders and sold under the hammer for $2,395,000. At 511 square metres, that puts land at $4700 per square metre. Also in Toorak, 6 Verdant Avenue (Philippe Batters) sold for $4,445,000 with four bidders. Another strongly contested auction was for a large Queen Anne house at 5 Tennyson Street, Elwood (Dannie Corr, Whiting & Co). Before a 100-strong crowd, this became a fast-paced six-way contest, taking the final sell price to $1,425,000. In Brighton, the contemporary architect-designed four-bedroom house at 5 Tregenna Court, Brighton East (Campbell Cooney, Hodges) was one of the few bayside homes to sell that weekend. It sold under the hammer with competition between three bidders for a final price of $1,965,000. But there were no bidders for the reproduction French provincial at 50 Fellows Street, Kew, although the property sold soon after for $4.1 million. There were also no bidders for the property at 27 Faversham Road in Canterbury, which also had no bidders and was passed in at $3.9 million. Another surprise pass-in was

(courtesy James Market News)

mal James \ MELBOURNE’s TOP-END MARKET SPLINTERs DOWN THE MIDDLE

SOLD $4.1 million 50 Fellows Street, KEW

90 Willis Street, Hampton, which received no bids despite a big marketing campaign. The crowd just wasn’t interested in playing ball with the auctioneer, and the property was passed in at $1.45 million. What’s going on there? There is now a clear distinction between A-grade properties that are getting all the attention, and the rest, which are sometimes struggling to even get a look-in. As we pointed out last week, the main reason is the sheer amount of choice out there at the moment. Last weekend had more than 100 auctions in this market segment, with about the same number the weekend just gone. And then we’re up for a Super Saturday with more than

150 auctions on November 30. That means that unless a house is an A-grader or a well-priced B-grader, it is no longer an automatic sell – especially when vendors insist on sticking to their guns and are not prepared to meet the market. Right now, just as a buyer stretching to buy a property has to ask themselves: Am I buying a price or am I buying the property? They are asking sellers the same sort of question: Are you selling a property or are you selling a price? When the property has the right three Ps – price, property and position – the market is sweet for sellers. There are buyers falling over themselves to make the highest bid. That’s the splintering effect. But our thoughts as buyer agents is that, while all this choice is nice, there is no guarantee it will continue. We never advocate buying just anything, but buyers should always be discerning if they see the right property. They should consider going for it (within reason) – and not ignore it because they assume there will be more around the corner. \ Mal James Principal buyer advocate 0408 107 988 \ 9804 3133 We Only Buy Homes www.james.net.au NOVEMBER 27, 2013 \ The weekly review 41


ELWOOD \ 10 Robert Street

Brighton \ 36a Drake Street

Chisholm & Gamon \ 9531 1245 Auction \ December 7 at 1pm

Kay & Burton \ 9820 1111

Price \ $1.45 million – $1.55 million

Price \ $1.9 million +

Auction \ November 30 at noon

In a short street, behind a strikingly large palm tree, is this house displaying the postcode best features from the turn of the century – timber fretwork, leadlight windows, pressed-metal ceilings, solid-timber floors and three ornate open fireplaces in three bedrooms off a wide central hall. But step up into the open-plan kitchen, living and dining area to discover the best features of contemporary living – three skylights, an abundance of glass, a stainless-steel five-burner gas cooktop, timber-topped island bench and double doors leading to a lush backyard with a paved path through the lawn. Of the two spacious bathrooms, one has a claw-foot bath, separate shower and double vanity. All the bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and decorative ceilings. This weatherboard on a 437-square metre block also features hydronic heating, split-system air-conditioning, attic storage, garden shed, a rainwater tank and a great location. \ HARBANT GILL

Close to the beach and Elsternwick Park, this solid-brick two-storey house strikes a perfect balance between indoor and outdoor living. Atrium-style windows in the impressive entrance hall flood a spectacular spiral staircase with natural light. In the formal living room, windows adorned with solid plantation shutters overlook the shady front verandah. French doors at the eastern end of the room open to a paved entertainment area with a water feature in the shade of an enormous robinia. The Clive Champion-designed kitchen has Miele appliances, stone benchtops and a glass splashback. Generous windows in the adjoining meals and casual lounge area provide excellent views of a swimming pool; just out of sight is a herb garden. Upstairs are four bedrooms with built-in wardrobes that are separated by a central study space. Three share a central bathroom with bath and separate shower, while the main bedroom has an en suite. Recent renovations introduced a new wing that has a large rumpus room, home office and balcony. \ DANIEL McCULLOCH

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Buxton Hampton East 9555 0622 4

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Marshall White Brighton 9822 9999 4

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RT Edgar Albert Park 9699 7222 2

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15 Seaton Road, Highett ................................................................. Price: $980,000 - $1.08 million ................................................................. Auction Saturday November 30 at 12.30pm ................................................................. OFI Wed 2.15-2.45pm; Sat noon-12.30pm .................................................................

3 Westley Avenue, Brighton ................................................................. Price: About $2 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday November 30 at 2.30pm ................................................................. OFI Thur 12.45-1.15pm; Sat from 2pm .................................................................

65/85 Rouse Street, Port Melbourne ................................................................. Price: $900,000 - $990,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday November 30 at 2pm ................................................................. OFI Wed, Sat 1.30-2pm .................................................................

10a Lindsay Street, Brighton ................................................................. Price: $1.6 million - $1.75 million ................................................................. Auction Saturday December 7 at 11am ................................................................. OFI Wed noon-12.30pm; Sat as advertised .................................................................

This four-bedroom house has a formal lounge, casual living, Caesarstone and Blanco kitchen and an outdoor area ... all close to the station and shops.

Introducing a house like no other, where deluxe design is family-friendly and the living is easy, near cafés, schools and transport.

This luxuriously large HM@S apartment features a main bedroom with en suite and walk-in wardrobe. The building has a concierge, tennis court, pool and gym.

Luxury living on the edge of Church Street this new house offers living on two levels, with front and rear outdoor space and balconied first-floor main suite.

Let's eat lunch @ Blue Dish, 326 Highett Road Let's eat dinner @ Mei Hing, 332 Highett Road Let's drink coffee @ The Little Elephant, 23 Spring Road

Let's eat lunch @ The Little Ox, 452 New Street Let's eat dinner @ Red Pepper Thai, 138 Martin Street Let's drink coffee @ Martin St Café, 147 Martin Street

Let's eat lunch @ seven:am, 115 Bay Street Let's eat dinner @ Moshi Moshi, 79 Bay Street Let's drink coffee @ Balderdash, 295 Bay Street

Let's eat lunch @ Florentine, 22 Church Street Let's eat dinner @ Botticelli, 40a Church Street Let's drink coffee @ The Pantry, 1 Church Street

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BEAUMARIS \ 9 Folkestone Crescent

ALBERT PARK \ 9/123 BEACONSFIELD PARADE

we love it Buxton \ 9598 8222 Price \ $1.55 million – $1.65 million Auction \ November 30 at 12.30pm

Greg Hocking Holdsworth \ 8644 5500 Auction \ November 30 at 1.30pm

There are so many spaces to zone in or out in this rather grand house you’d need a GPS to locate a member of the family. There’s a games (or formal dining) room, living room, study or sixth bedroom, open-plan living and dining, covered terrace, pool, deck and another terrace – all at ground level, which also has a wide hallway. Head upstairs and there’s another spacious lounge room and five bedrooms – the huge main bedroom a retreat in itself with balcony, walk-in wardrobe and an oh-so-luxurious bathroom. Shut the doors and you could be in a five-star hotel. If reality must intrude and there’s cooking to be done, the Caesarstone kitchen would make it a pleasure rather a chore. While the L-shaped pool and terraces take up the backyard, children have enough room for play at the front, behind a tall fence and automatic gate. Built about four years ago, this mini-mansion is a short walk from schools and kinders, shops, parks and the beach. \ TERESA MURPHY

The many-worlds theory is usually saved for situations of potentially catastrophic consequence. Here, however, two colliding worlds have created the second spectacular thing to have happened at this address in its 125 years. The first was the creative genius of Melbourne architect Richard Speight, who designed Hotel Victoria in 1887. The second was the clever yet simply designed contemporary apartments that the hotel now contains. Apartment nine has two bedrooms and an open-plan living space. Pale timber floors run throughout the kitchen, living and dining room, which is made bigger by two sets of double doors that reach out to a tiled balcony. The main bedroom has a spacious walk-in wardrobe and an en suite, while the second bedroom has built-in wardrobes. With an old-world exterior and a sleek new-world interior, all in a prime location, young couples and investors will surely to flock to this Albert Park icon on auction day. \ EDDIE MORTON

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AIREYS INLET 6 - 12 Hopkins Street A rare find - 3 adjoining titles totalling 4 blocks with endless opportunities. 10 Hopkins St - Vacant Block. 6 - 8 Hopkins St - 1950’s, 3 bed cottage. 12 Hopkins St - Solid mud brick 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms house. Tranquil garden oasis on the ocean side of the Great Ocean Road. Tall gates and 1.8m fences on all boundaries make it a secure place for pets and children. These properties would lend themselves to a B&B usage (STCA). Famous cliff top walk and Sunnymeade Beach access track 200m from the front gate. Cafes, restaurants, the Aireys Pub short drive or a stroll away via the scenic cliff top walk. Lorne 20 min drive. Access via Geelong Ring Rd is less than an hour and a half from Melbourne.

Expressions of Interest Closing Monday 16th December View By Appointment Call Anthony Farmer 0409 476 714 Laura Vander Noord 0408 644 230 Office 2/318 Pakington Street Newtown 5221 2601 Web rtedgar.com.au

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2A Murray Street Brighton East

AUCTION Saturday 7th December at 2pm 44 The weekly review \ NOVEMBER 27, 2013

Modern Contemporary Elegance Designed with an understanding of today’s lifestyle requirements, this 2-storey town residence with heated plunge pool resides in a prominent position and offers superb luxurious contemporary living. Streamlined and sophisticated yet open and welcoming, the stylish design features excellent 4 bedroom accommodation with 3 zoned living areas, sleek marble kitchen, luxurious travertine ensuite and main bathroom, landscaped garden, double auto garage and all the mod cons close to Brighton East’s best amenities including nearby Landcox Park. VIEW Thursday 12 - 12.30pm & 6 - 6.30pm, Saturday 1 - 1.30pm

CALL Justin Follett David Curtis

0405 996 822 0417 122 352

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472 Beach Road Beaumaris

Luxury Apartments For Sale - 8 Sold Picture yourself immersed in a lifestyle of sunsets, sand and luxury living. It’s here… “The Beaumaris.” 58 luxurious boutique apartments and penthouse residences. 5% deposit, balance in 2 years approx.

PRIVATE SALE $399,000 - $2,200,000

Register your interest today. VIEW 2.00 - 3.30pm Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

CALL Bert Geraerts Tony Stuart Peter Kudelka

0418 514 090 0418 333 246 0418 319 439

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109 Male Street Brighton

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Luxurious Home with Family Focus in a Sought-After Location Contemporary luxury characterises this two storey four bedroom 2.5 bathroom plus a study residence with its impressive spaces, quality fittings complemented by a sought after position close to Bay Street shopping and Melbourne’s best Primary School. Beautifully appointed for family living, the home offers a stylish Caesarstone and Miele kitchen, open plan sun-lit living flowing out to a north west garden with a heated Endless Pool/Spa, an elegant formal dining room, ground-floor main bedroom with a luxurious en suite, Smart Wiring, keyless entry and a double remote garage. VIEW Thursday 1.45 - 2.15pm & 6.45 - 7.15pm, Saturday 2 - 2.30pm

CALL Justin Follett David Curtis

0405 996 822 0417 122 352

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12 Bleazby Avenue Brighton

AUCTION Saturday 7th December at 11am

Residence 6, 6 Stanley Street Brighton AUCTION $1,400,000+ Saturday 7th December at 12.30pm

Understated Elegance, Brilliantly Positioned This outstanding townhouse of substantial proportions provides a brilliant lifestyle of convenience. Over three levels, the home comprises three double bedrooms, main with Juliet balcony, ensuite and walk in robe, large central bathroom, open plan living and dining, and gourmet kitchen with stainless steel Miele appliances, all with aspect to a delightful and sunny Tuscan courtyard. The lower level provides a substantial family/ games room with two additional storage rooms. Highlights include parquetry oors, hydronic heating and cooling, large study room and double auto garaging. VIEW Wednesday 12 - 12.30pm, Saturday 12.15 - 12.45pm

Contemporary Town Residence in the Heart of Brighton This reďŹ ned north-facing three bedroom, three bathroom plus a study town residence with its own street frontage strikes a beautiful balance between sophistication and relaxed low-maintenance living. The spacious two storey interior rewards you with three expansive living spaces against a backdrop of elegant architectural lines. The luxurious main bedroom enjoys a retreat area, spa en suite and balcony; while a study or fourth bedroom and third bathroom is ideal guest accommodation. Features a double garage close to William Street Reserve, schools, transport and shopping. VIEW Wednesday 1 - 1.30pm

CALL John Simpson Stewart Lopez Bert Geraerts

0428 857 821 0418 377 757 0418 514 090

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CALL Alex Schiavo Stewart Lopez Gowan Stubbings

0419 239 549 0418 377 757 0412 269 999

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106 & 106A Reserve Road Beaumaris

PRIVATE SALE

First Class Family Living These two new boutique residences designed by John Laughton bring inspired concepts to family living in the heart of Beaumaris. Providing independent living with no common land, the two residences each feature four bedrooms (with Main Bedroom on each floor), 3.5 bathrooms, study, a Caesarstone and Smeg kitchen and double garage. Two living areas include a north-facing living and dining room with stackable sliding doors to a private deck and designer garden. Utilising Australian materials and excellent energy efficiency. VIEW Wednesday & Saturday 1 - 1.30pm

CALL Bert Geraerts Alex Schiavo John Simpson

0418 514 090 0419 239 549 0428 857 821

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ELWOOD

53 ORMOND ESPLANADE IT’S A HOLIDAY EVERY DAY Stunning spacious beach front townhouse, with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms & 2 car tandam garage & additional space for a third car. This property has had a recent renovation, showcasing new timber flooring, stone bench tops, new kitchen & pantry. Open plan living, 2 balconies & private courtyard offer the perfect setting for alfresco relaxation & entertaining area on hot summer days & balmy nights. Nestled between the bay, Elwood & the trendy vibe in Ormond Road, the home is brilliantly located to experience everything exciting Elwood has to offer.

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Sandringham

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Auction

Saturday 7th December at 11.00am

View

Sat 1-1:30 Wed 1-1:30

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Chris Bevan 0405 505 222

Office

316 Bay Street Brighton 9596 7411

Beaumaris

Mentone

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HOLDSWORTH Middle Park 91 Armstrong Street

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Tues 10th Dec 2013

Family Living At It’s Finest - "Mindai" C.1900 Spacious, drenched in natural light, this grand Victorian family home is a skilfully renovated Middle Park gem. Complimented by its fabulous Bayside location, ’Mindai’ is only a short stroll to Middle Park village, transport and schools. Architecturally restored by Coy & Yiontis to create the ultimate lifestyle environs for family living and entertaining, surrounded by elegant Dan Gayfer landscaped gardens. Every room is of generous proportions with many borrowing from stunning adjacent aspects. A large rear living space with vaulted ceilings and feature fireplace fully opens on to a deck and courtyard for summer seaside breezes and leisurely outdoor living. This home features a state-of-the-art kitchen with scullery, a divine upstairs parents’ zone with ensuite, walk in robe, sunroom and deck retreat. With four bedrooms, three bathrooms, two living spaces and secure off street parking for two cars, this home provides prestigious accommodation, lifestyle and location. This home is undoubtedly one of the best, fully renovated double fronted houses in Middle Park’s best street, and at the best end of the street! Note: Land 413 sq m approx.

Port Melbourne 41/85 Rouse Street

Filled With Luxury, Wrapped In Views This fourth floor apartment represents all the attributes that have earned HM@S its unrivalled reputation for excellence. Exceptionally generous spaces, in particular the luxuriously large living/dining area, and a gleaming granite kitchen. A full width terrace that looks towards the sea and enhances every space, including a huge main bedroom with ensuite and two further bedrooms complemented by a central second bathroom. Concierge, comprehensive security, 25m lap pool, updated gym equipment and tennis court mean you may never want to leave - but with the beach and Bay Street so close, the attractions are tempting. Storage unit on title adjacent to the tandem car spaces. This is a definite ´must-see´ & the definitive ´must-have´ in a ´must live-in´ location.

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Wednesday 5.30-6pm Saturday & Sunday all by appt

PPTY WEB 91armstrongstreetmiddlepark.com.au CONTACT Greg Hocking John Holdsworth

0418 329 961 0417 318 271

AUCTION Saturday 14 December

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

PPTY WEB 41-85rousestreetportmelbourne.com.au CONTACT Warwick Gardiner 0438 308 555 Greg Hocking 0418 329 961

Albert Park

8644 5500

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HOLDSWORTH Albert Park 3/56 St Vincent Place North

AUCTION Sat 30 Nov

Albert Park 6 Brooke Street

AUCTION Sat 7 Dec

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The Classics Are Always In Style

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

AUCTION SATURDAY

Attention First Homebuyers/Investors Delightfully refurbished older style apartment featuring high ceilings and spacious proportions, it offers a rare and affordable entry to this gilt edged position, with the Gardens, public transport and the Village just a few steps away. Comprises: Security entry, spacious living room, double bedroom, modern kitchen and bathroom facilities.

Albert Park 9/123 Beaconsfield Parade

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Wednesday 11:00am - 11:30am Saturday as advertised

PPTY WEB 3-56stvincentplacenorthalbertpark.com.au CONTACT John Holdsworth Peter Zervas

0417 318 271 0405 682 173

From a facade that retains all its period character to a courtyard of sunny privacy, this inviting Victorian conveys the kind of spaces that are perennially popular - in a location of equally universal appeal. A welcoming living room featuring an OFP & RC heat/cool leads to a sep kitchen/dining area where pol floors & SS appliances reflect pristine presentation. Beyond, the low maintenance courtyard creates an attractive backdrop. Stroll across St Vincent Gardens to Bridport St.

AUCTION Sat 30 Nov

Middle Park 279 Richardson Street

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INSPECT

Wednesday 5:30pm - 6:00pm Saturday as advertised

PPTY WEB 6brookestreetalbertpark.com.au CONTACT John Holdsworth Shane Siemers

0417 318 271 0418 501 941

AUCTION Sat 7 Dec

AUCTION SATURDAY

´Victoria Hotel´ - Bayside At Its Best! This superbly executed 2nd level apartment in the ´Victoria Hotel´ c1888, delivers a memorable first impression & enduring substance & style. Security entrance with a period staircase & lift access introduce exceptional apartment proportions. Pol floors convey classical quality & high ceilings enhance the sense of space throughout a living area accompanied by elegant terrace entertaining (city views), stone kitchen (Miele) & 2 stylish bdrms. Adjacent Kerferd Rd Pier & beach. Albert Park

8644 5500

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PPTY WEB 9-123beaconsfieldparadealbertpark.com.au CONTACT Brett Hallam Greg Hocking

0418 318 283 0418 329 961

Classical aesthetics & contemporary elegance form a beautifully compatible balance throughout this Victorian, positioned to enjoy Middle Park´s most leafy surroundings. OFPs & BIRs complement 2 dble bdrms. Beyond, exceptionally generous living & dining areas that appreciate northern natural light surround a Gaggenau equipped kitchen (island bench/soft closing cabinetry). Hydronic heat & AC enhances indoor luxury, decking, courtyard landscaping.

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Wednesday 5:30pm - 6:00pm Saturday & Sunday as advertised

PPTY WEB 279richardsonstreetmiddlepark.com.au CONTACT John Holdsworth Shane Siemers

0417 318 271 0418 501 941

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HOLDSWORTH Port Melbourne 303/155 Beach Street

AUCTION Sat 30 Nov

Port Melbourne 310 Esplanade East

AUCTION Sat 14 Dec

The Victorian Goes Vibrant

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Wednesday 12:30pm - 1:00pm Saturday & Sunday as advertised

AUCTION SATURDAY

Absolute Beachfront! In arguably the area´s most attractive apartment complex, this superb 3rd floor residence boasts stylish interiors, stunning bay views and direct access to the beach. Light-filled interiors include 3 bdrms, main with ensuite/balcony, study alcove, wellappointed CaesarStone kitchen (Smeg appliances) and expansive living and dining opening to a broad balcony. Features sep laundry, heating/cooling, secure entry, basement parking for 2 cars, storage cage and resort style heated pool.

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

PPTY WEB 303-155beachstreetportmelbourne.com.au CONTACT Bruce Warburton Xavier Murtagh

0418 599 337 0423 332 278

This intelligently renovated Victorian inspires all the right responses, pushes all the best buttons. Living/dining areas illustrate the quality of the renovation & include an open plan kitchen featuring solid timber benches, 2-pack cabinetry, integrated fridge & stainless steel SMEG appliances. A sky lit bathroom completes spaces kept comfortable by ducted heat/ cool. A decked courtyard delivers an ideal conclusion, close to Bay St, within reach of the city & the beach.

Port Melbourne 44 Bridge Street

AUCTION Sat 7 Dec

South Melbourne 15/66 Montague Street

Period Charisma, Lifestyle Allure

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In A New York State Of Mind

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INSPECT

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

Are you in love with the past but want new as well? You can have it all at this vibrant Victorian Terrace. Retaining its sense of charm, the renovated home opens up to a dining room, gleaming kitchen, living room & French doors to a courtyard sanctuary. The 3 bdrms incl a main bdrm with a iron lacework trimmed balcony. Ceiling roses, floorboards & an OFP are a reminder of its beautiful heritage. Close to Bay St, parks & the bay, this total gem satisfies the dream of the ultimate lifestyle. Albert Park

8644 5500

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PPTY WEB 44bridgestreetportmelbourne.com.au CONTACT Brett Hallam 0418 318 283 Warwick Gardiner 0438 308 555

This unique one-bdrm apartment is alight with New Yorkinspired passion. Capturing the essence of inner-city living, it´s easy to see the appeal of the liv/din & timber-topped kitchen. It has unobstructed views & bay glimpses from 2 balconies. Incls a 2 r/c air conditioners, plantation shutters, floorboards, undercover carpark & lift access. Perfectly positioned on the edge of the CBD, Sth Melb Mkt, parkland & transport network, this is edgy modern style to suit your lifestyle.

PPTY WEB 310esplanadeeastportmelbourne.com.au CONTACT John Holdsworth Greg Hocking

0417 318 271 0418 329 961

AUCTION Sat 14 Dec

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

PPTY WEB 15-66montaguestreetsouthmelbourne.com.au CONTACT Warwick Gardiner 0438 308 555 Lucinda Gardiner 0412 931 933

greghocking.com.au


MIDDLE PARk

205 Beaconsfield Parade

BEST SITE ON BEACONSFIELD PARADE

8A4B3C

• Four waterfront apartments • To be sold as a whole • Moments to all local amenities Rare opportunity to secure this 1930’s block of 4x two bedroom spacious apartments. Each apartment is on a separate title with water views and in sound order offering improvement potential. There is rear access via Harold Street offering three car spaces. Allotment: 420sqm (approx.). Opportunity not to be missed for the astute investor.

AUCTION Wednesday 11 December at 2pm Michael Szulc 0417 122 809

330 Montague Street Albert Park 9699 5999

cayzer.com.au

VISIT: 205beaconsfieldparademiddlepark.com Geoff Cayzer 9690 9782

310 Bay Street Port Melbourne 9646 0812

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Magnificent fully renovated Edwardian family home in a quiet street, walking distance to Elwood village, the beach, respected schools and public transportation. A welcoming wide foyer, formal lounge with a fireplace, open plan living at rear with vogue kitchen that includes European appliances and large dining room. Bi-fold doors and matching concertina windows opening onto back garden that is both elegant and tranquil. The luxury upstairs master bedroom with ensuite and BIR, also has a unique private walk-in woman’s dream dressing room overlooking the garden, with extensive built-in wardrobes, vanity, and washbasin. Three further bedrooms with BIRs, a second bathroom with heated floors and spa, and European laundry. Other features include 2 off street parking, electric security gate with intercom & central heating.

Auction

Saturday 30th November 11:00am

9531 1271

Matthew Morley 0418 314 621 matthew@morleys.com.au Catherine Buckley 0447 355 309 catherine@morleys.com.au

www.morleys.com.au

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MOUNT ELIZA 8 Royston Court Commanding spectacular bay views and set within over 2 acres (8086sqm) of magnificent gardens with putting green above Sunnyside beach, this exceptional property offers the ultimate bayside lifestyle. Reminiscent of a European villa, the impressive and luxuriously refurbished living spaces and sumptuous bedroom accommodation surround an absolutely stunning infinity pool overlooking the bay. A gourmet´s delight, the Gaggenau kitchen is complemented by a wine cellar. Designed and constructed to the highest standards.

Auction

Sunday 1st December at 12pm

Inspect

Thursday 6.30-7pm, Saturday 4-4.30pm & Sunday 11.30-12pm

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Contact

Robin Parker 0409 336 282 John Bongiorno 0418 328 056

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Office

312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

Web

www.8roystoncourt-mounteliza.com

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Community Real Estate 9708 8667 James Crowder 0407 813 377


ST KILDA WEST 49 York Street Set on approximately 740sqm of land and without doubt one of St Kilda West´s most rewarding opportunities in years. This evocative four bedroom, two bathroom Federation era residence presents hugely rewarding possibilities for adding contemporary spaces to classical dimensions, two blocks from the beach. Existing comprehensive plans for brilliant extension by Musk Architecture Studio (STA).

Auction

Thursday 12th December at 6pm

Inspect

By Appointment Only

Contact

Michael Paproth 0488 300 800 James Redfern 0412 360 667

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Office

101 Dundas Place Albert Park 9822 9999

Web

www.49yorkstreet-stkildawest.com

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PORT MELBOURNE 41 Swallow Street A model of modern excellence, moments from First Point Beach and Bay Street, this impressive four bedroom plus study, four bathroom residence delivers desirable size and designer style inside and out. Luxuriously large formal areas lead to light filled family dimensions accompanied by a smeg equipped kitchen. A separate study complements fabulous ground level spaces above a flexible basement games/ theatre room and six car garage. Overlooked by a sunny terrace, the garden´s manicured lawn and solar/gas heated pool ensure instant - and endless - enjoyment.

Auction

Saturday 14th December at 2.30pm

Inspect

Inspect by Appointment Only Thursday 5.45-6.15pm & Saturday 2.45-3.15pm

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Contact

Adrian Wood 0404 861 508 Michael Paproth 0488 300 800

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Office

101 Dundas Place Albert Park 9822 9999

Web

www.41swallowstreet-portmelbourne.com

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ELWOOD 56 Meredith Street Appreciate all the lifestyle advantages of Elwood, matched by a four-five bedroom, three bathroom home that delivers every imaginable luxury. Renovated original rooms lead to sublime living/dining contemporary spaces from architect Martine Seccull, including an open plan kitchen with walk in pantry and wine storage room. Terrace entertaining, a north facing rear garden and secure off street parking contribute outdoor quality - with the beach and foreshore only metres away at one end of the street, bus routes and Jerry´s milk bar at the other. Nothing could be finer.

Auction

Saturday 14th December at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 2.15-2.45pm

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Contact

Kaine Lanyon 0411 875 478 Sarah Wood 0408 902 827

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Office

101 Dundas Place Albert Park 9822 9999

Web

www.56meredithstreet-elwood.com

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ST KILDA 7 Acland Street This stunning three bedroom terrace residence (with separate study) recalls St Kilda´s grand era as a refined retreat by the sea. Elegant formal entertaining rooms are complemented by a living/dining domain that includes a contemporary kitchen and wine cellar. Beyond, designer decking overlooks a charming garden. Taking advantage of magnificent bay and city skyline views, there are also Council approved plans for a rooftop entertainment deck and sun drenched indoor living/dining.

Auction

Saturday 14th December at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 6.30-7pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm

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Contact

Michael Paproth 0488 300 800 Kaine Lanyon 0411 875 478

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Office

101 Dundas Place Albert Park 9822 9999

Web

www.7aclandstreet-stkilda.com

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BRIGHTON 5 Seacombe Grove Welcome to one of Brighton´s most magnificent homes, where contemporary vision and original beauty are at one. Two doors from beach access on 1149sqm/12368sqft (approx), this 6-bedroom home and separate loft accommodation have dual street access. Large living areas reveal pool and garden views, with original period beauty in the grand lounge and study. The heart of this home is the family room and Gaggenau kitchen, with huge butler´s pantry and utility room. Parents´ retreat, rooftop deck, bay views, cellar, and no-expense spared sophistication.

Private Auction Wednesday, December 11th at 6.30pm

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Inspect

Thursday 1.45-2.15pm & Saturday 2.30-3pm

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Contact

Barb Gregory 0419 568 370 John Bongiorno 0418 328 056

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Office

312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

Web

www.5seacombegrove-brighton.com

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BRIGHTON 2 Hammond Street Own a prized Brighton address, where large-scale family living on 1076sqm (approx) reveals timeless elegance and potential. 1930s 4-5 bedroom home is where you can love what´s here or add a contemporary update. Three generous living areas, study/downstairs bedroom, granite kitchen, and 2 bathrooms are at the heart of this enchanting home. Deep rear garden with 12-metre (approx) pool, hydronic heating, marble fireplace, and parquetry floors are just a few of many welcome features. Ideal location near Church St and excellent schools.

Auction

Saturday 7th December at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12.45-1.15pm & Saturday 1.45-2.15pm

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Contact

Barb Gregory 0419 568 370 Peter Kakos 0418 123 993

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Office

312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

Web

www.2hammondstreet-brighton.com

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BRIGHTON 3 Westley Avenue Introducing a home like no other, where deluxe design is family-friendly and the living is easy near cafes, schools and transport. Original elegance is matched with soaring glass to take in pool views, and 2-storey spaciousness offers 4 bedrooms and a study/play area. Floor-to-ceiling glass walls make the family room a spectacular space, and the kitchen features an Ilve range and stone benches. Classic lounge, bedrooms on each level, you can look forward to smart zoning. Outstanding location in low-traffic street one block from Martin St´s cafes.

Auction

Saturday 30th November at 2.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 6.15-6.45pm, Thursday 12.45-1.15pm & Saturday from 2pm

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Contact

Kate Strickland 0400 125 946 Rob Strickland 0437 076 069

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Office

312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

Web

www.3westleyavenue-brighton.com

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BRIGHTON EAST 48 Shasta Avenue The impressive architectural design of this spectacular brand new residence has created unforgettable dimensions that brilliantly cater to every stage of family life near schools and Dendy Village. Wide American oak floors and vast expanses of glass define the expansive formal areas, study, state of the art kitchen and sensational family living opening to beautiful private garden. A downstairs bedroom (BIR) and stylish bathroom are complemented upstairs by a main bedroom with designer en-suite, two further bedrooms (BIRs), bathroom and retreat.

Auction

Saturday 30th November at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1.30-2pm & Saturday from 1pm

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Contact

Gerry Gordon 0418 144 000 Kate Strickland 0400 125 946

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Office

312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

Web

www.48shastaavenue-brightoneast.com

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BRIGHTON 377 New Street A superb home with impeccable credentials awaits, nestled between the beach and Bay St. Respecting the Edwardian origins and treating every room to a deluxe revival has created a state-of-the-art 4- bedroom home. Be captivated by original beauty and new vision in the large lounge, award-commended steel and bamboo kitchen, and generous family room. Soak up the serenity on the deck or in ecofriendly gardens, and imagine peaceful slumber in the parents´ retreat. Corner location is an easy stroll away from the bay, Firbank and Brighton Grammar.

Auction

Saturday 7th December at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11.15-11.45am & Saturday 11.45-12.15pm

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Contact

Jason Collie 0403 191 453 Kate Strickland 0400 125 946

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Office

312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

Web

www.377newstreet-brighton.com

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BRIGHTON 48 Halifax Street Love the exclusive location, explore the options, and imagine a wonderful life close to Church St. Georgian-inspired home on 723 sqm (approx) is poised for a new future (STCA). With 4 four bedrooms, generous living rooms, swimming pool and a deep garden, renovators have lots to work with. Or why not create new beauty in a prestige location. Families will love being around the corner from Brighton Grammar, Firbank, St Leonard´s and Brighton Primary School, empty nesters can be near shops and transport, and everyone can look forward to living near William St Reserve and Bay St.

Auction

Saturday 7th December at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 3-3.30pm & Saturday 11.30-12pm

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Contact

Barb Gregory 0419 568 370 Peter Kakos 0418 123 993

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Office

312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

Web

www.48halifaxstreet-brighton.com

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SOUTH MELBOURNE 87 Napier Street Double fronted, freestanding three bedroom, two bathroom BLAIRGOWRIE matches classical c1880s elegance and contemporary excellence to create an inner city home of exceptional distinction. Living/dining areas, include a fireplace featuring a superbly crafted stone mantle and an open plan kitchen where marble bench-tops and French Provincial influences convey evident quality. Central study. A marine inspired decked backdrop including an integrated Jacuzzi and a 12sqm shed add an outdoor edge to indoor spaces of evident sophistication. ROW access.

Auction

Saturday 14th December at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 5.15-5.45pm & Saturday 11.30-12pm

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Contact

Kaine Lanyon 0411 875 478 Sarah Wood 0408 902 827

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Office

101 Dundas Place Albert Park 9822 9999

BLACK ROCK 2/273 Beach Road Sublime location, astounding views and a high attention to detail, this 3-bedroom townhouse exudes luxury. Featuring a secluded pool area, open plan living spaces and a large, private balcony with breathtaking bay views, the townhouse that is spread over two floors plus a basement garage and lift, does not compromise on style or functionality. With its luxurious master suite, versatile living spaces, a bar overlooking the bay and a well equipped kitchen, this Black Rock townhouse offers a rare opportunity to have it all.

Auction

Saturday 7th December at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 11.30-12pm

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Contact

Robin Parker 0409 336 282 Kim McQueen 0417 116 657

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Office

312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

Web

www.2-273beachroad-blackrock.com

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ELWOOD 26 Coleridge Street Behind an image that retains classical Californian character, this freestanding three bedroom, two bathroom home´s living/dining area opens to a north facing deck and sunny garden backdrop. Separate sitting room or fourth bedroom flexibility as well as two separate off street parking spaces add exceptional convenience to total comfort in a location that provides desirable proximity to Tennyson Street shops and Brighton Road trams. Land 12.19m x 32m = 390sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 7th December at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1.30-2pm & Saturday 3.15-3.45pm

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Contact

Sam Hobbs 0404 164 444 Kaine Lanyon 0411 875 478

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Office

101 Dundas Place Albert Park 9822 9999

Web

www.26coleridgestreet-elwood.com

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BRIGHTON EAST 8 Arnold Road Renovated elegance and 690 sqm (approx) of land offer exceptional options, metres from Dendy Park. Come and see the care that has gone into transforming this single-level home, with open-plan living full of light, 3 bedrooms and 2 renovated bathrooms. Lounge and family rooms feature polished floorboards and a relaxed vibe, and the welldesigned kitchen has Blanco appliances. Love what´s here, extend, add a pool or create something spectacular (STCA). Families love this excellent location, close to schools, local shops, buses and trains.

Auction

Saturday 14th December at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2.15-2.45pm & Saturday 3.15-3.45pm

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Contact

Jason Collie 0403 191 453 Kate Humphreys 0422 632 847

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Office

312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

Web

www.8arnoldroad-brightoneast.com

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HAMPTON 38 Myrtle Road Be a few doors from Thomas St Reserve, close to the community vibe that Hampton St is famous for, and look forward to a lifestyle second to none. Four-bedroom home and studio are ready to be treated to a renovation for classic living, or replaced with the home you´ve always dreamed about. Californian bungalow character and land on 700 square metres/7534 square feet (approx) has options (STCA) too good to ignore. Families love this street, with a kindergarten on the corner, huge parkland and a cafÊ metres away, and schools within easy reach.

Auction

Saturday 7th December at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 10.45-11.15am & Saturday 9.30-10am

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Contact

Barb Gregory 0419 568 370 Kim McQueen 0417 116 657

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Office

312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

Web

www.38myrtleroad-hampton,com

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BEAUMARIS 415 Balcombe Road Soak up the sunshine poolside, stroll to cafes, golf and the beach, and get ready for a whole lot of space and featurerich living. Four bedrooms and a study are at the heart of this well-presented address. Formal and casual living areas and a gourmet Smeg kitchen are big on quality, with views of an outdoor pavilion and pool. Well-planned design includes main bedroom with spa ensuite, ducted heating and cooling, extensive use of luxury stone, deck, double garage and quality landscaping. Metres from Royal Melbourne Golf Club and near schools.

Auction

Saturday 14th December at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2.15-2.45pm & Saturday 10-10.30am

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Contact

Kate Strickland 0400 125 946 Rob Strickland 0437 076 069

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Office

312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

Web

www.415balcomberoad-beaumaris.com

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SOUTH MELBOURNE 30 Mountain Street Elegant period elements, modern proportions offering immediate enjoyment and a deep alloment (approx 35m) define the present day appeal of this two bedroom Victorian close to St Vincent Gardens and Bridport Street village. Central living and separately zoned dining lead to a light filled kitchen featuring solid timber benches while northerly rear aspects and right-of-way to the car parking space enhance the backdrop. Consider concepts for further updating and extending, when so desired, to take even greater advantage of a sought after setting.

Auction

Saturday 7th December at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

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Contact

Adrian Wood 0404 861 508 Oliver Bruce 0409 856 599

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Office

101 Dundas Place Albert Park 9822 9999

Web

www.30mountainstreet-southmelbourne.com

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BENTLEIGH 1B Clairmont Avenue Your new home awaits, full of the latest features and stylish design. Just-completed and ready to move into, 3BR plus study spaciousness is complemented by quality and innovation. North-facing garden views are on show from the sun-soaked living area with bifold doors, and there´s the option of a ground-floor bedroom and ensuite. Maximum flexibility and minimum upkeep with a Caesarstone kitchen, study area and 3 bedrooms upstairs, oak floors, plumbed water tanks and LED lights. Close to schools, Public Transport, Dendy Park and Centre Rd´s shops and cafés.

Auction

Saturday 7th December at 10.30am

Inspect

Wednesday 4.45-5.15pm & Saturday 11.30-12pm

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Contact

Rob Strickland 0437 076 069 Jason Collie 0403 191 453

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Office

312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

Web

www.1bclairmontavenue-bentleigh.com

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BRIGHTON EAST 125 Union Street Is this the perfect single-level townhouse alternative, your first Brighton East home, or the ideal site for a grand plan (STCA)? You decide, and make the most of the location opposite Little Brighton Reserve. Near public transport, cafes and Landcox Park, 2-bedroom home features lounge and dining rooms, study/store room, separate kitchen, and an updated bathroom. It´s in great shape to move in and decide the future. Set on a north-facing block ,there´s potential to enhance this well-kept home.

Auction

Saturday 7th December at 11.30am

Inspect

Wednesday 5.30-6pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

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Contact

Kate Strickland 0400 125 946 Rob Strickland 0437 076 069

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Office

312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

Web

www.125unionstreet-brightoneast.com

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for sale 215 Phillip Island Road & 50 Clifford Road, san remo

Silverwaters Vineyard & Olive Grove a rare seaside offering - Buy one or Both A once in a lifetime opportunity to secure a magnificent 4/5 Bedroom residence with breathtaking views over Western Port Bay. Situated on 44.18 acres* the property includes award winning Vineyard and olive grove plantation, a 2nd 4 Bedroom house and 2 dams. The property can be purchased as one or in two individual lots. Lot 1: 16.56 acres includes 4 Bedroom House, award winning Vineyard and Bay views. Lot 2: 27.61 acres includes mansion style 5 bedroom residence with multiple living areas, lift, artist studio, olive tree plantation and stunning views. Inspection by appointment. realestate.com.au/115403247

for sale by EOI closing Tues 17th Dec at 12 noon Philip Prowse 0418 997 319 Graham Burns 0402 076 089

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Docklands - 3001/90 Lorimer Street CITY LIFE – NEW YORK STYLE · Encompassing 280 degree CBD, Yarra River, bay views · Lavish open-plan living dining zones · State of the art kitchen, high end Miele appliances · Exquisite parents retreat, large ensuite with spa · Wide floor boards, exclusive feature walls · Experience lifestyle in this fabulous CITY!

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2+

2+

VIEW: Sat 2:45 - 3:15pm Sun 2:45 - 3:15pm

Docklands - 2901/80 Lorimer Street PENTHOUSE YARRA RIVER FRONTAGE · Magic sweeping panoramic views by day and night · Unique vaulted ceiling, full length windows

PRIVATE SALE: $1,800,000 - $1,980,000

· North facing entertainers balcony

CONTACT: Helen Bell - 0408 377 555

· King size main bedroom with luxury ensuite

· Granite bench tops, Miele Coffee Machine · 3 car spaces, indoor pool, gym, boating lifestyle

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3+

VIEW: Sat 2:00 - 2:30pm Sun 2:00 - 2:30pm PRIVATE SALE: $1,800,000 - $1,900,000 CONTACT: Helen Bell - 0408 377 555

NewQuay 1/401 Docklands Drive, Docklands Yarra’s Edge 62 River Esplanade, Docklands

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03 9091 1400 lucasre.com.au

5 ENTERPRISE DRIVE, ROW VILLE

Astute Investors Take Note!

See the video at momentumbusinesspark.com

High Quality Offices & Office Warehouses • Affordable spaces from $382,200* + GST

• Substantial depreciation benefits

• Net return of 6%* compared to circa 2% residential

• Ideal for self-managed super funds

• Purchase now to maximise stamp duty savings and avoid post Christmas price increase

Hurry, only 4 offices & 5 office warehouses remain

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Luke Pitcher 0417 055 578 Steven Salopek 0400 341 226 Grant Tishler 0417 552 919

8795 4888

4/80 Monash Dve, Dandenong South

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Beaumaris 25 Holding Street

3+

Executive Entertainer by the Bay!

Auction Saturday 7 December - 2.30pm

Set in lush approx 9,903sqft/920sqm grounds, this sophisticated 3 bdrm & home-office, 2.5 bthrm home offers lift-access living & master accommodation on 2 levels plus a vast north-facing Vergola-shaded al fresco area, an elite Euro appliance & granite kitchen, a granite ensuite, multiple revcycle air-con’rs & vacuum. Alarmed with video-intercom & a double auto-garage behind auto-gates, this architectural beachside home has the Concourse within a walk, the bay within a stroll & the ultimate entertaining lifestyle.

Price

$1,500,000 - $1,600,000

Inspect

Wednesday 12.00 - 12.30pm

2+

Saturday 11.15 - 11.45am Office

Sandringham 9598 8222

Contact Christian Hegarty 0409 449 948 Bill Jowett 0421 052 150

www.25.holdingstreetbeaumaris.com

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Black Rock 51 Red Bluff Street

4+

Spectacular Space, Sun & a Golden Address!

Auction Saturday 14 December - 11.30am

Just 300m from the Red Bluff clifftop, this grand up to 5 bedrm, 2.5 bathrm Golden Triangle home stars vast formal & 1st-floor zones, a massive elite Euro appliance kitchen & an enormous master-domain. With a pergola-shaded terrace stepping out to a fully-tiled north-facing pool & spa, this impressive home is big on extras (climate control, vacuum, alarm & double garage) & huge on deluxe finishes (timber flrs, stone benchtops, gas-fire, Bose sound)...with a widely-sought address within a walk of the bay, parks & schools.

Price

$1,550,000 - $1,650,000

Inspect

Saturday 10.30 - 11.00am

Office

Sandringham 9598 8222

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2+

Contact Mark Earle 0419 310 707 Rebecca Beacall 0421 664 027


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Brighton 120 & 122 Bay Street

2

Two Shops & Dwellings on Interest Free Vendor Terms!

Auction Thursday 12 December - 11.00am & 11.15am

Similarly configured, set on similar sites & offered for separate sale (or both), this landmark opportunity encompasses two 2stry period shops with 2 bedroom residences - both Zoned Residential with non-conforming commercial use. Offering wide commercial & residential possibilities (subject to Council Approval) with potential to benefit from non-residential use eg. medico etc and to capitalise on multiple frontages. The properties will be auctioned separately with an option to buy the 2nd property at the same price & terms.

Office

1

Brighton 9592 8000

Contact Leigh Hallamore 0418 310 724 David Hart 0417 541 933

www.120-122.baystreetbrighton.com

buxton.com.au

Brighton 38 Champion Street

4

Family Perfection in a Premium Location

Auction Saturday 7 December - 12.30pm

Setting the standard in designer family living this contemporary 4 BR, 2.5 bthrm as new residence combines architectural impact with effortless European style. Soaring light filled spaces are impeccably presented to showcase a luxury upstairs marble terraced master, grnd fl guest BR, OP granite & Miele kitchen, stunning formal & casual zoned living with a focus on sundrenched poolside entertaining. Close to the Were St latte strip, schools & the beach this beautifully appointed home radiates style, luxury & family appeal.

Inspect

Wednesday 12.00 - 12.30pm

Office

Brighton 9592 8000

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2

Contact Halli Moore 0403 777 661 David Hart 0417 541 933

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Brighton 6 Menzies Avenue

4+

A Showpiece Corner of Prized Potential

Auction Saturday 14 December - 1.30pm

´Rothsay´ is your opportunity to transform a grand 4 BR Edwardian home into a luxury masterpiece on an exceptional corner site of approx 725sqm. Offering scope to further improve, redevelop (STCA) or build a magnificent new home with bay views only minutes to the beach, station & schools. Stunning period features, formal dining (OFP), bay windowed living/family (OFP), contemporary kitchen, downstairs master (BIR), 1st fl retreat with views & sep. studio in a prized cul de sac add to the unlimited potential.

Inspect

Wednesday 1.00 - 1.30pm

Office

Brighton 9592 8000

2

2

Contact Stefan Whiting 0411 473 153 David Hart 0417 541 933

www.6.menziesavenuebrighton.com

buxton.com.au

Brighton 2/71 Roslyn Street

4

Stylish Hideaway in a Blue Ribbon Address

Auction Saturday 14 December - 12.30pm

Enjoy the freedom & privacy of this luxury 4 BR plus study, 2.5 bthrm town residence discreetly positioned at the rear of only 2 on a sizable landscaped block. Designed with a focus on outdoor entertaining featuring a sun drenched conservatory & deck, spacious OP living, granite & Blanco S/S kitchen, sep. lounge or media room & 1st fl master with WIR & Travertine ensuite. This exclusive lock & leave property with many deluxe extras is located close to top schools, Were St Village, Church St, the bus & Hanby St Reserve.

Price

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

Inspect

Wednesday 2.30 - 3.00pm

Office

Brighton 9592 8000

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2

Contact Halli Moore 0403 777 661 David Hart 0417 541 933


Auction this Saturday

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Brighton 4 Westley Avenue

3

Picture Perfect Edwardian

Auction Saturday 30 November - 11.00am

Enticingly elegant this stunning Edwardian family home is just minutes to vibrant Martin St Village, train & leading schools (Elsternwick Primary zoned). Ornate period features enhance a sleek & stylish renovation to offer 3/4 BRs (optional study), formal (OFP) & casual living/dining, OP gourmet kitchen & a coveted north facing entertaining deck & sunlit gardens. A marble master ensuite, ducted heating, dual access carport & an ingenious rear pedestrian gate ensure this period beauty is perfect for today & has scope for improvement tomorrow.

Price

$1,450,000 - $1,600,000

Inspect

Wednesday 11.30 - 12.00pm

2

Saturday 10.30 - 11.00am Office

Brighton 9592 8000

Contact David Hart 0417 541 933 Stefan Whiting 0411 473 153

www.4.westleyavenuebrighton.com

buxton.com.au

2

Hampton 7 Lorraine Court

4

Metres from the Bay in a Covetable Court!

Private Sale

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

$1,890,000

Inspect

Saturday 3.45 - 4.15pm

Office

Sandringham 9598 8222

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Contact Christian Hegarty 0409 449 948 Mark Earle 0419 310 707

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Hampton 36 Orlando Street

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The Strip, The Sand & the Perfect Family Plan!

Auction Saturday 7 December - 12.30pm

CafĂŠ society, beach culture & a premier address come together in this 4 bedroom & study, 3 bathroom home! Featuring vast formal, family &1st-flr zones plus al fresco living beside the heated pool & spa, this family-wise home has a Euro appliance kitchen, spa-ensuite, all the appointments (heating, cooling, vacuum, alarm, intercom) & everything from multiple WIRs, to a laundry chute, to a 3-car garage...all between Hampton St & the sand.

Price

$1,700,000 - $1,800,000

Inspect

Wednesday 3.00 - 3.30pm

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Sandringham 9598 8222

Contact Bill Jowett 0421 052 150

www.36.orlandostreethampton.com

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David Hart 0417 541 933

Port Melbourne 158 Stokes Street

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Great Architecture Is Its Own Reward

Auction Saturday 7 December - 1.30pm

Perfectly placed in the Bay St./beach zone, this brilliant, 3 bedroom home offers indoor/outdoor living at its best. The stunning home features a magnificent open-plan kitchen, dining and living room expanse and fabulous outdoor entertaining area. You´ll want for little.

Inspect

www.158.stokesstreetportmelbourne.com

Contact Darren Male 0488 888 038

Thursday 7.30 - 8.00pm Saturday 10.00 - 10.30am

Office

Albert Park 9699 5155

James Hatchman 0407 841 990

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Sandringham 251 Bluff Road

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Remarkable Resort Living!

Auction Saturday 14 December - 2.30pm

Set in around 8,650sqft/804sqm of resort gardens with a vast al fresco area, glass-fenced pool, triple garage & sauna, this 4 bedroom & study, 4.5 bathroom dream home features formal, family & 1st-flr zones, 2 grnd-floor suites, a C’Stone & Miele kitchen & a every extra including spa-ensuite, 2.65kw solar panels, double glazing & underground tanks. A walk to schools, a minute to the station & bay, this is where your dream of Sandringham family living comes true!

Price

$1,500,000 - $1,650,000

Inspect

Wednesday 11.00 - 11.30am

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Sandringham 9598 8222

Contact Scott Hamilton 0414 705 486

www.251.bluffroadsandringham.com

Brydie Hamilton 0421 177 484

Auction this Saturday

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Sandringham 10 Cowper Street

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Cutting-edge on the Edge of the Bay!

Auction Saturday 30 November - 12.30pm

Stepping up above a 3-car basement & gym to a balconied 1st-flr master-suite, this 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, dual zone home is a masterpiece of minimalism, with a Smeg kitchen, fully-tiled bathrooms, CaesarStone & sandstone feature walls...all wrapped by walls of glass in a climate-controlled 6.4 Star Energy design, just 1 block to the bay & 2 blocks to the Village.

Price

Contact Agent

Inspect

Wednesday 11.45 - 12.15pm

www.10.cowperstreetsandringham.com

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Saturday 12.00 - 12.30pm Office

Sandringham 9598 8222

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Sandringham 4 Georgiana Street

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Distinctive Design Behind a Period Facade!

Auction Saturday 14 December - 1.30pm

Opening up beyond an impeccable period faรงade just 2 doors from the beachfront, this 3 bedrm & study, 2 bathrm architectdesign showcases expansive living beneath a "light-box" roofline, Stone Italiana & Miele kitchen & Calacatta Marbledetailed Roger Seller bathrooms, & a mix of Spotted Gum & polished concrete flooring. With hydronic heating & rev-cyc air-con, this dramatic design even extends beyond the fullheight double-glazed windows to a fully-tiled gas-htd plunge pool...a walk to Sandringham Village & Hampton St.

Price

$1,125,000 - $1,225,000

Inspect

Wednesday 12.30 - 1.00pm

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Cottage By The Sea A stroll to the beach and thriving Victoria Ave, this pretty Victorian cottage is well presented and resides in a street of similar homes. The comfortable period home offers 2 bedrooms, one with an OFP, a renovated bathroom with Euro-laundry, bright kitchen with lovely outlook good size living and tranquil courtyard. www.34.withersstreetalbertpark.com 74 The weekly review \ NOVEMBER 27, 2013

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Sandringham 9598 8222

Contact Andrew Campbell 0419 366 545

www.4.georgianastreetsandringham.com

Albert Park 34 Withers Street

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Peter Hickey 0412 569 480

Beaumaris 42 Haydens Road

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Auction Saturday 7 December - 2.30pm

Sleek Style between Park & Point!

Auction Saturday 7 December - 12.30pm

Inspect

Corner sited on approx 444sqm/ 4,780sqft between MacDonald Reserve & Ricketts Point, this 3 bedroom singlelevel home stars an elite Euro appliance kitchen, a sleek fully-tiled bathroom, Corian benchtops (even for the studynook), Emporite cabinetry & hardwood floors, r/c air-con & a carport in northfacing gardens.

Price

$800,000 - $880,000

Inspect

Wednesday 12.45 - 1.15pm

Thursday 4.30 - 5.00pm Saturday as Advertised

Office

Albert Park 9699 5155

Contact Karl Gillon 0411 746 746 Jennifer Pollock 0416 766 434

www.42.haydensroadbeaumaris.com

Saturday 10.30 - 11.00am Office

Sandringham 9598 8222

Contact Christian Hegarty 0409 449 948 Bill Jowett 0421 052 150


Brighton 3/5 Bent Street Lifestyle Villa with Room to Improve Trustee’s Sale First home buyers, empty nesters & investors will love this well presented 2 BR villa unit close to Bay St with potential to easily update & add value. Great floor plan features large living, kitchen with meals, master with WIR & ensuite, sunny rear, ducted heating & LUG.

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Brighton 5/174 Church Street

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Auction Saturday 7 December - 11.00am

Single Level Living on Church Street Hill

Auction Saturday 14 December - 12.30pm

Price

$530,000 - $560,000

Inspect

Wednesday 12.15 - 12.45pm

Inspect

Wednesday 11.15 - 11.45am

Office

Brighton 9592 8000

Office

Brighton 9592 8000

Leave the car at home & enjoy Church St shopping, dining & entertainment. Generous proportions feature OP living & dining (gas OFP), sunny entertaining terrace, spacious tiled S/S kitchen with meals, and bedrooms with BIR, master with large dual access ensuite bathroom, ducted heating, powder room & auto LUG.

Contact Tom Davidson 0488 017 500 Leigh Hallamore 0418 310 724

www.3-5.bentstreetbrighton.com

Contact Stefan Whiting 0411 473 153 Leigh Hallamore 0418 310 724

www.5-174.churchstreetbrighton.com

Auction this Saturday

Cheltenham 13/121 Park Road Bayside Location In the tightly-held, auto-gated, intercom-entry "Santa Margherita" group, this heated & cooled 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom townhouse offers formal & north-facing casual lounge/dining, a Euro app kitchen, newly decked c´yard & dble auto-garage, opposite Cheltenham Park & a walk to Charman Rd, station & Southland www.13-121.parkroadcheltenham.com

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Cheltenham 49a Tulip Grove

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Auction Saturday 30 November - 11.30am

Cutting-edge in the Sandbelt!

Auction Saturday 14 December - 12.30pm

Inspect

In the Sandbelt’s quietest cul-de-sac, this 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom architectdesign stars a versatile sitting-room, plus lounge/dining beneath a soaring 4m roofline & a balconied masterdomain, Blanco kitchen, C’Stone, parquet, heating, r/c air-con, vac, intercom, alarm, auto-garage & station & Southland within a walk.

Price

$860,000 - $930,000

Inspect

Wednesday 11.45 - 12.15pm

Wednesday 12.30 - 1.00pm Saturday 11.00 - 11.30am

Office

Sandringham 9598 8222

Contact Wesley Belt 0418 310 753 Chantelle Rutter 0411 898 185

www.49a.tulipgrovecheltenham.com

Saturday 2.45 - 3.15pm Office

Sandringham 9598 8222

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Hampton 10 Garden Street Gardens´ Best Growth Potential! One of the last originals on this period streetscape between Thomas St Park & Hampton St., this enchanting 2 bdrm solid-brick home features sepe lounge & dining, a sunroom & divine Art Deco detail. With ducted heating, and an eatin kitchen, the home even provides a comfortable base until you’re ready to grow out into these blue-chip gardens!

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Hampton 32A Ivy Street

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First Choice for Easy Living!

Auction Saturday 14 December - 10.30am

Price

$925,000 - $1,025,000

Price

$1,250,000 - $1,350,000

Inspect

Wednesday 1.15 - 1.45pm

Featuring formal & family living, a 1st flr retreat, an atrium & al fresco area, this 4 bedrm & study, 3 bathrm home offers a choice of master upstairs & down plus a C´Stone & Euro appliance kitchen, climate control, butler´s pantry, tank & double garage - a walk to Hampton St., the park & the South Rd schools.

Inspect

Wednesday 10.15 - 10.45am

Saturday 3.30 - 4.00pm Office

Sandringham 9598 8222

Contact Andrew Campbell 0419 366 545 Richard Slade 0419 588 873

Hampton 65 Orlando Street

Starring a fabulous indoor-outdoor living/dining/family al fresco room & glass fenced self-clean/heated pool & spa, this state-of-the-art 4 bedrm, 2 bathrm, Formal lounge, Edwardian has a C’Stone & Blanco kitchen, f’lessscreened bathrms, Oak parquetry, double carport & a prized address between the strip & the sand!

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www.10.gardenstreethampton.com

Entertainer´s Edwardian, Expert Reno!

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Saturday 12.00 - 12.30pm Office

Sandringham 9598 8222

Contact Scott Hamilton 0414 705 486

www.32a.ivystreethampton.com

Brydie Hamilton 0421 177 484

Hampton 17 Willis Street

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Auction Saturday 14 December - 2.30pm

Sun, Land & a Latte Location!

Auction Saturday 14 December - 3.30pm

Price

$1,550,000 - $1,650,000

Price

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

Inspect

Wednesday 2.30 - 3.00pm

Just 200m to Hampton St, this approx 6,862sqft/637sqm property is ready to inspire a new home (or 2 - subject to Council Approval)...or offer the inspiration of this 4 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom brick veneer home with extras including cent-heating, r/c aircon, carport & garage...& the lofty proportions of its Edwardian origins.

Inspect

Wednesday 1.45 - 2.15pm

Saturday 2.15 - 2.45pm Office

Sandringham 9598 8222

Contact Bill Jowett 0421 052 150 Rebecca Beacall 0421 664 027

www.17.willisstreethampton.com

Saturday 1.00 - 1.30pm Office

Sandringham 9598 8222

Contact Richard Slade 0419 588 873 Bill Jowett 0421 052 150


Auction this Sunday

Highett 31 Royalty Avenue Ultimate Al -Fresco Entertainer With a designer ensuite for the master & lounge/4th bedrm, this indoor-outdoor entertainer stars expansive north-facing living/dining with a C´Stone & Euro app kitchen & cathedral sunlit ceiling, a grand undercover al fresco area & an auto-garage in kids´ paradise gardens... all at a superb Bayside address near Highett Rd.’s new shops & station!

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Port Melbourne 82 Nott Street

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Auction Sunday 1 December - 11.30am

Open-Plan, Tri-Level In The Zone

Auction Saturday 14 December - 11.30am

Inspect

In the Bay St. and beach heartland, this striking townhouse is open-plan living at its best. Featuring 3 bedrooms, beautiful, open kitchen, living and dining expanse, en-suite, second bathroom, separate laundry, ample storage and tandem garage. Sublime comfort and locale.

Inspect

Saturday 11.00 - 11.30am Sunday 11.00 - 11.30am

Office

Hampton East 9555 0622

Contact Paul Sibley 0403 325 423 Alex Spanidis 0409 116 929

Thursday 1.15 - 1.45pm Saturday 2.00 - 2.30pm

Office

Albert Park 9699 5155

Contact Darren Male 0488 888 038 James Hatchman 0407 841 990

www.82.nottstreetportmelbourne.com

www.31.royaltyavenuehighett.com

Port Melbourne 505/134 Rouse Street Bayview Apartment - Style & Luxury In the heart of the beach and thriving Bay street precinct, this ´Bayview´ 2 bedroom plus study apartment comes with access to the indoor pool, spa, gymnasium and extensive common gardens. The beautiful apartment offers comfort, style and open-plan living. A sound investment. www.505-134.rousestreetportmelbourne.com

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Sandringham 14 Balmoral Avenue

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Auction Saturday 7 December - 11.30am

Style, Space & a Sandringham Address!

Auction Saturday 14 December - 11.30am

Inspect

Offering an impressive take on triple zone living, this heated, cooled & alarmed 4 bedrm & study, 2.5 bathrm home has formal, family & 1st-flr living plus a Vergola shaded deck, a quality kitchen, ensuite & WIR, Oak floors, plantation shutters, solar-panels, dble auto-garage & a prestigious Sandringham address.

Price

$950,000 - $1,050,000

Inspect

Wednesday 10.15 - 10.45am

Wednesday 1.00 - 1.30 Saturday as Advertised

Office

Albert Park 9699 5155

Contact Karl Gillon 0411 746 746 Tracey Fletcher 0415 609 226

www.14.balmoralavenuesandringham.com

Saturday 1.45 - 2.15pm Office

Sandringham 9598 8222

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Sandringham 211A Bluff Road The Cutting-edge of Bayside Living! Just-completed up to 4 bedrm, 2.5 bathrm home offers northerly living on 2 levels, a soaring master-suite & all the elite finishes that this address deserves - including Miele apps, fully-tiled bathrooms, polished concrete floors, C’Stone, individ climate control & a 2car auto-garage.

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Sandringham 23 Codrington Street

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Sparkling Art Deco at a Prized Address!

Auction Saturday 7 December - 10.30am

Price

$1,000,000 - $1,100,000

Price

$690,000 - $750,000

Inspect

Wednesday 1.00 - 1.30pm

On a sunny north-facing corner with entry & 2-car garaging from Sandringham Rd, this solid-brick 2 bedroom Art Deco semi has large lounge & dining with French doors, a stst app kitchen, a bright bathroom with separate WC, designer lighting & Deco detail...within a walk of schools & a minute of the bay, shops & station.

Inspect

Wednesday 11.30 - 12.00pm

Saturday 1.15 - 1.45pm Office

Sandringham 9598 8222

Contact Romana Altman 0414 804 270

www.211a.bluffroadsandringham.com

Andrew Campbell 0419 366 545

Saturday 2.00 - 2.30pm Office

Sandringham 9598 8222

Contact Romana Altman 0414 804 270 Peter Hickey 0412 569 480

www.23.codringtonstreetsandringham.com Auction this Saturday

St Kilda 46/151-153 Fitzroy Street A Majestic Lifestyle Awaits A lifestyle more than merely a location, the shared gardens, pool, gym & personality of The Majestic add a unique edge to the appeal of this luxuriously large 1 bedroom apartment. North facing living/dining, modern kitchen, central bathroom & 2 balconies enhanced by secure entry and single car space. www.46-151-153.fitzroystkilda.com 78 The weekly review \ NOVEMBER 27, 2013

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St Kilda East 18A Fulton Street

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Auction Saturday 14 December - 1.00pm

Duplex Desirability Defined

Auction Saturday 30 November - 2.00pm

Inspect

Luxuriously large, beautifully renovated, the proportions of this three bedroom, two bathroom ground level duplex apartment deliver style with substance in the most desirable way. North facing living/dining overlooks sunny decking, studio/office and secure garage that complement this irresistibly inviting residence, close to Alma Park.

Inspect

Thursday 12.45 - 1.15pm Saturday 1.45 - 2.15pm

Office

St Kilda 9536 7222

Contact Matthew Young 0403 313 839 Lisa Walker 0431 189 590

www.18a.fultonstreetstkildaeast.com

Wednesday 12.45 - 1.15pm Saturday 1.30 - 2.00pm

Office

St Kilda 9536 7222

Contact Rohan White 0408 504 448 Arthur Apostoleros 0411 515 015


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Revel In The Sense Of Space

Auction Saturday 14 December - 11.00am

The size and the style of this first floor apartment make an immediate, and a long lasting, impression. Large living and kitchen/dining areas accompanied by a charming balcony capture the attention while leafy outlooks and built in robes complement two bedrooms. Off street parking. Enter from Glen Eira Avenue. Moments to Carlisle Street.

Inspect

Wednesday 12.45 - 1.15pm

St Kilda 9536 7222

Contact Matthew Young 0403 313 839

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Sophisticated Family Living Minutes From The Beach Stylish, versatile, contemporary four bedroom plus study family home delivers an exceptional lifestyle. Showcasing an array of living spaces, huge alfresco entertaining deck and luxury inclusions. Stroll to Brighton Golf Course, renowned schools and bus transport.

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PRICE INSPECT CONTACT

$1,300,000 - $1,450,000 Wed 1-1:30pm & Sat 10:30-11am Photo ID required Nathan Roylance 0406 422 176 Mitchell Boys 0412 800 200

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Lisa Walker 0431 189 590

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www.5-81.grosvenorstreetstkildaeast.com

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CauLfIELd SouTh, 440 KooyoNg Road BRaNd NEW LuXuRy aPaRTMENTS fRoM oNLy $7,311 PER SQM Visually stunning with individual layouts, there is a choice of penthouse apartments with terraces or beautiful courtyard / balcony apartments to complement your lifestyle. Ranging from 93-112 sqm (net living area) each exquisite residence showcasing spacious open plan entertaining areas, unrivalled kitchens with Calacatta marble benchtops, European appliances; 2 superb bedrooms, 2 fully tiled bathrooms and impressive outdoor entertaining options. With no expense spared, the quality of finishes will amaze – The best Caulfield South has to offer, moments to shopping precincts, transport services, schools and parkland.

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Leonard Persichetti 0417 319 900

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PORT MELBOURNE 30 PRINCES STREET LUXURY BEACHSIDE LIVING! This generously proportioned town residence over 3 levels is extremely versatile and offers the ultimate beachside lifestyle with an emphasis on low maintenance living. • 3 great bedrooms with French doors to balconies (main with walk-in robe & ensuite) • Large family bathroom with laundry facilities • Home office or 4th bedroom with separate entrance, bathroom and private terrace

• Formal lounge adjacent modern kitchen • Separate dining room with French doors to private courtyard • Ducted air conditioning/heating & parquetry flooring • Double garage with auto door • Access to communal pool, gym and beautiful garden surrounds Situated in Melbourne´s most sought-after bayside location - only metres to the beach, city light rail & a multitude of cafes, restaurants & boutiques.

ALBERT PARK 72 REED STREET

PREMIUM LOCATION, JUST 1 BLOCK FROM THE BEACH This original seaside Victorian home retains the charm of yesteryear whilst recently refurbished in a contemporary style. • Open plan kitchen, modern bathroom • Two double bedrooms, third bedroom/study • Decking and entertainment area in a S/W backyard • Close to the city, shops, cafes, schools & transport • Car parking at rear NOTE: Potential 2nd level, plans provided (STCA).

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Saturday 14th December at 11:00am Wed & Sat 1.30-2, Sun 2.15-2:45 Claudio Perruzza 0412 304 152 Zoe Cherrie 0457 588 858 8 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda 9534 0241

POSITION & POTENTIAL Rare opportunity to secure a Victorian cottage in comfortable order offering enormous potential to renovate and/or extend (STCA). • 2 large bedrooms (1 with open fireplace) • Open plan lounge/dining with reverse cycle heating/cooling • Updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances • Central bathroom with laundry facilities • Double glass doors leading to large private courtyard with laneway access

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AUCTION VIEW CONTACT OFFICE

Saturday 14th December at 12:30pm Wed 12-12:30, Sat 3.30-4 David Lack 0418 996 265 Will Jonas 0419 335 519 100 Bay Street, Port Melbourne 8671 3777

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PORT MELBOURNE 4 SWALLOW STREET

PORT MELBOURNE 21 CROCKFORD STREET RENOVATOR´S DELIGHT! Victorian terrace offering comfortable living now with wonderful potential for further improvement. • 2 large BRs (main with open fire place & BIRs) • Light-filled lounge with gas heater • Functional kitchen, bthrm with laundry facilities • Large private paved courtyard Located at the gateway of Melbourne´s most exciting Bayside precinct with the finest amenities and facilities right on your doorstep.

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Saturday 7th December at 12:00pm $650,000 - $700,000 Wed 12-12:30, Sat 9.30-10 David Lack 0418 996 265 Will Jonas 0419 335 519 100 Bay Street, Port Melbourne 8671 3777

RARE AS HENS TEETH! • 2 excellent bedrooms with built-in robes • 2 bathrooms + separate laundry facilities • Formal dining adjacent central courtyard • Kitchen with granite breakfast bench • Spacious living opens to sunny rear terrace with lovely outlook to private park • Remote control garage with storage • Ducted heating/cooling + 3 x split system units There are only 8 single-level 2 bedroom homes in the Beacon Cove Estate so this is a rare opportunity.

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AUCTION VIEW CONTACT OFFICE

Saturday 7th December at 1:30pm Thu 12.45-1:15 & 5.30-6, Sat 1.45-2:15 David Lack 0418 996 265 Will Jonas 0419 335 519 100 Bay Street, Port Melbourne 8671 3777

RESORT-STYLE LIVING JUST SECONDS TO BEACH A lifestyle of convenience just seconds to the beach & parklands, a short stroll to bustling Bay Street and 10 minutes from the CBD in rush hour. • 2 big bedrooms (built in robes, main with balcony) • Open plan living & dining area opens to balcony overlooking the central courtyard with city views • Mod bathroom, Blanco kitchen & Euro laundry • Heating/cooling, video intercom & swipe access • Secure undercover car space • Heated outdoor pool, gym & landscaped gardens

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Saturday 30th November at 11:00am $540,000 - $580,000 Wed 5.30-6, Sat 10.30-11 David Lack 0418 996 265 Will Jonas 0419 335 519 100 Bay Street, Port Melbourne 8671 3777

SOMETHING SPECIAL Stylishly-renovated and extended Californian Bungalow combining period elegance with contemporary finishes on generous allotment. • 2 large bedrooms (main with WIR and ensuite) • Central bathroom with European laundry • Kitchen with Corian bench & s/s appliances • Living/dining room with floor to ceiling windows • Stunning landscaped courtyard • Ducted heating/cooling, alarm, abundant storage • Land 235 sqm approx. with 6.7m frontage

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AUCTION VIEW CONTACT OFFICE

Saturday 30th November at 12:30pm Wed 6.15-6:45, Sat 12-12:30 David Lack 0418 996 265 Will Jonas 0419 335 519 100 Bay Street, Port Melbourne 8671 3777

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Elwood | 1a Heaton Avenue

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DALHOUSIE - A magnificent lifestyle opportunity Behind a distinctive and elegant façade lies this graceful 1920s mansion residence, presiding over 830m2 (approx) of secure expansive grounds for grand entertaining and private indulgence. Occupying a superb corner allotment and built by Henry Figsby Young of Young and Jacksons Hotel fame for his family, Dalhousie offers refined elegance through an abundance of formal and informal dimensions to create an exceptional family domain. A quality of lifestyle in both location and residence that is difficult to surpass. Exquisite period detail including grand entrance foyer with intricate timber parquetry flooring, timber paneling, breathtaking stained glass windows, ornate ceilings, open fireplaces and a flexible floor plan seamlessly incorporates period rooms of luxurious proportions including 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 living zones, 2 sunrooms and ample off-street parking. This residence enjoys an exclusive street setting, privacy from high fencing and secure off-street garage parking, with all that Elwood offers only a short stroll away, including the beach and array of cafes, restaurants and bars. Close by are primary and secondary schools, and transport is extremely convenient with Elsternwick station for easy access to the City. Be a part of this popular, highly sought after locale. Auction: Guide: Contact:

Elwood | 16 Pine Avenue

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Period Elegance Seconds to the Beach! Pretty as a picture with a gorgeous Edwardian facade this period sensation delivers all the floor plan features and charm you have been seeking. The points of difference speak for themselves, two separated living zones, 2 car spaces, front and rear access, spacious rooms, a west facing rear garden perfectly orientated to capture the afternoon sun, period detailing and much more. Auction: Sat 7th December 12.00pm Guide: $1,100,000 - $1,200,000

597 Balcombe Rd, Black Rock 9589 3133

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

90 Ormond Rd, Elwood 9531 1245

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325 Bay St, Port Melbourne 9646 4444

Saturday 14th December 1.00pm $1,500,000 - $1,650,000 Torsten Kasper 0428 454 181 Brett Gamon 0419 505 634

Elwood | 10 Robert Street

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Happiness Starts Here Be charmed by this glorious double fronted freestanding light filled 3 bedroom 2 bathroom period home, a celebration of history is artfully combined with vast spaces and sympathetic modern extension. Retaining many period features, most prominent in the front rooms with their pressed metal ceilings, open fire places, 12’ceilings, leadlight windows and solid timber floors. Large rear garden. Auction: Sat 7th December 1.00pm Guide: $1,450,000 - $1,550,000

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

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Hampton | 130 Ludstone Street

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Blockbuster Land and the Home to Match Immaculate, picturesque family home in a superb beachside location. Set back from the street this large family home offers wonderful light filled living spaces, big bedrooms and an expansive resort style rear garden with lawn to run around on, a pool to jump in and a paved patio to entertain your family and friends. Walking distance to schools, Hampton St & the beach! Auction: Sat 7th December 2.00pm Guide: Contact Agent

Contact: Torsten Kasper 0428 454 181 Nick Jones 0421 839 425

Hampton | 4/5 Walker Avenue

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597 Balcombe Rd, Black Rock 9589 3133

Contact: Kathy Hodge 0401 318 757 Nick Jones 0421 839 425

90 Ormond Rd, Elwood 9531 1245

325 Bay St, Port Melbourne 9646 4444

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Large Family Home in Prime Village Location Superbly located family home ready for you to enjoy now with scope to add your own finishing touches. Cleverly designed to maximise the northern sun it offers flexible and spacious single-storey living with 3 big bedrooms potential for 4, master with WIR & ensuite, 3 living zones, open plan kitchen, double lock up garage with direct internal access within a lovely garden setting. Auction: Sat 14th December 12.00pm Guide: $1,100,000 - $1,200,000

Hidden Haven in Hampton Tranquil light filled 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom modern, low maintenance family townhouse with lock up garage and wrap around landscaped courtyard plus two balconies. Open up the three sets of French doors and allow the breeze to flow through the living, dining and kitchen area. Sip your morning latte on the balcony and listen to the birds - the only sound you will hear. Auction: Sat 7th December 1.00pm Guide: $800,000 - $880,000

Black Rock | 4 College Grove

Port Melbourne | 5/47 Johnston Street

Contact: Nick Jones 0421 839 425 Sarah Eckert 0408 396 543

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The Best of All Worlds The quality of the location is only surpassed by the quality of finish in this superb and well designed two bedroom, two bathroom apartment. The fully appointed kitchen with Smeg s’steel appliances connects seamlessly with the timber floored large open plan dining & living with double sliding door access to the sun drenched balcony with water views. Auction: Sat 7th December 11.00am Guide: $700,000 - $750,000

Contact: Joseph Allan 0413 247 525 Torsten Kasper 0428 454 181

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Brighton 10a Lindsay Street Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

Sat 7th December at 11am $1.6M - $1.75M Wed at 12.00-12.30pm, Sat as advertised 251 Bay Street Brighton 9596 1111 Jason Gill 0411 801 831 Kate Schuster 0410 587 286

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4 Luxury living on the edge of Church St Just moments from Church St, this new home offers living on two levels with front & rear outdoor space plus leafy outlooks from the balconied master-suite. Starring a spectacular kitchen with Miele appliances incl espresso maker, the home is appointed to an elite standard w air con & hydronic heating,

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ducted vacuum, video-intercom & alarm. The home’s interiors star Limed Oak floors, stone bench tops, and a gas fireplace. With double garaging to the street front this home goes to the edge of prestige and beyond. www.10alindsaystreetbrighton.com


AUCTION SATURDAY

Hampton/Brighton Beach 8 Vista Road Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

Sat 30th November at 12noon $1.55M - $1.65M Wed at 1.00-1.30pm, Sat from 11.30am 251 Bay Street Brighton 9596 1111 Julian Augustini 0418 558 408 Romana Preston 0401 066 909

3 Exclusive Court location by the Bay Master-built by Bardoel Builders in an exclusive court, this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home flows from inside to out with a sitting room/study, living with bi-folds, a casual meals area & vast balconied master with WIR & ensuite. With a granite & Bosch kitchen & spa-bathroom, the home has zoned heating/

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air-con, a sandstone fireplace, 2 sound systems, intercom, alarm, vac & double auto-garage with workshop. Set in autowatered water-feature gardens with BBQ - a walk to station & bay & a minute to schools, Hampton St & Church St. www.8vistaroadhampton.com

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Beaumaris 134 Tramway Parade Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

Sat 14th December at 12noon Contact Agent Wed at 2.15-2.45pm 12 East Concourse Beaumaris 9589 6077 Michael Cooney 0418 325 052 Ranko Cvjeticanin 0451 153 833

5 Iconic masterpiece for a modern family Innovative design meets an iconic Beaumaris address in this expansive 5 bedroom and home office, 2 bathroom home with formal, family and kids’ zones facing north to approx 967sqm gardens with glass-fenced pool. With a granite and Euro appliance kitchen and marble ensuite, this heated and cooled

Beaumaris 3 Bolton Street Auction Inspect Office Contact

Sat 14th December at 1pm Wed & Sat at 1.30-2.00pm 12 East Concourse Beaumaris 9589 6077 Michael Cooney 0418 325 052 Ranko Cvjeticanin 0451 153 833

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home has a gas- fire, vacuum, 3000L tank and auto-gated 4 car carport. Just 400m from the bay, this is contemporary design for a modern family. www.134tramwayparadebeaumaris.com

4 Luxury family home with a premier address A sophisticated design and luxurious feel showcases this wonderful family home with north facing park like gardens (862sqm approx.) Four exceptional bedrooms plus study, 2.5 bathrooms, Gaggenau and CaesarStone kitchen opening to a casual meals and familyroom, beautiful formal living and

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diningrooms. Included triple garaging, heating, cooling, Bose audio, wood fired pizza oven, 8000 litre reticulation, spa pavilion. Close Golf courses, shops, schools and beach. www.3boltonstreetbeaumaris.com


Black Rock 49 First Street Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

Sat 7th December at 11am Contact Agent Wed & Sat at 2.45-3.15pm 251 Bay Street Brighton 9596 1111 Julian Augustini 0418 558 408 Romana Preston 0401 066 909

4 Treetop living with a vast view Standing tall on approx 10,699sqft/994sqm, this architectdesigned home offers at least 4 bedrooms, a sep-entry homeoffice & 2.5 bathrooms with a north-facing rumpus-room, a 1stflr lounge, casual dining area beside a Euro app & Corian kitchen...& a spectacular split-level principal living zone with

Black Rock 52a Stanley Street Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

Sat 7th December at 12noon $1.3M - $1.4M Wed & Sat at 2.00-2.30pm 251 Bay Street Brighton 9596 1111 Julian Augustini 0418 558 408 Romana Preston 0401 066 909

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walls of pillarless glass! Climate-controlled with a vacuum, intercom, alarm, 3 carport spaces & 16,000L water storage. A few blocks from the bay & Village with the bus, this soaring home invites you to take a new view on life by the bay. www.49firststreetblackrock.com

4 Mirek Juda Masterpiece by the Bay From leading builder-designer Mirek Juda, this up to 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom, 3 zone home is meticulously crafted with an elite Euro appliance kitchen, streamlined bathrms, every extra (heating/air-con, vac, alarm, vid-intercom, gas fire, surround-sound) & formidable attention to detail with glass

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dividers for grnd-flr living, an auto-awning for the balconied master-suite & an architecturally landscaped courtyard. Fronting Cullinane St with a double auto-garage, this is the benchmark home for Bayside living. www.52astanleystreetblackrock.com

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Brighton 27 Roslyn Street Executors Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

Sat 30th November at 10am Contact Agent Wed at 1.15-1.45pm, Sat from 9.30am 251 Bay Street Brighton 9596 1111 Russ Enticott 0431 526 636 Andrew Boyce 0418 312 473

3 Single-level living with its own blue-chip address Offered under instructions from Equity Trustees Limited, this freestanding 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom single-level home is set in wraparound gardens with a double auto-garage, a shaded entertaining area & a fully-fenced plunge pool. With a Blanco kitchen, elegant ensuite, central heating & an air-conditioner,

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this beautifully located home is an impressive entry, investment or downsize opportunity at this blue-chip address - just around the corner from Were St Village with Hampton St.’s shopping & Church St café society in reach. www.27roslynstreetbrighton.com

AUCTION SATURDAY

Brighton 3 Durrant Street Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

Sat 30th November at 11am Contact Agent Wed at 11.45-12.15pm, Sat from 10.30am 251 Bay Street Brighton 9596 1111 Sam Paynter 0413 531 888 Anthony Fordham 0408 107 514

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3 Superbly situated, outstanding options With Bay Street’s bustling retail and restaurant shopping strip only moments away, this 2/3 bedroom Art Deco residence offers a range of exciting options for a range of buyers. Move in and live in comfort right now, renovate and modernise now or in the future, or secure as an investment in sought after North

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Brighton. Set within a north/east wraparound courtyard, it comprises separate living and dining rooms, two ample bedrooms, studio/3rd bedroom, kitchen with northern aspect and room for meals table, central bathroom. www.3durrantstreetbrighton.com


Brighton 3/125 St Andrews Street Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

Sat 7th December at 12noon Contact Agent Wed at 1.00-1.30pm, Sat at 12.00-12.30pm 251 Bay Street Brighton 9596 1111 Sam Paynter 0413 531 888 Anthony Fordham 0408 107 514

3 Sleek and stylish easy care living with the lot Magnificently situated with Bay Street shops, restaurants and entertainment at your doorstep, this sleek, sophisticated townhouse features contemporary, innovative design and boasts light filled living spaces, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 north facing courtyards and 2 basement car parks. Open space,

Sandringham 4 Arthur Street Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

Sat 7th December at 12 noon $900K - $990K Wed & Sat at 12.45-1.15pm 10 Bay Road Sandringham 9598 1111 Mark Eddy 0408 198 308 Andrew Boyce 0418 312 473 Agents in Conjunction Contact Andrew Macmillan 0418 142 252

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sharp angles, crisp lines and lavish natural finishes throughout provide stunning low maintenance living in the heart of Brighton. www.3-125standrewsstreetbrighton.com

4 Stunning opportunity to renovate or replace Magnificently situated only a block from the foreshore, this single level home on a generous 617sqm/6,640sqft approx. allotment offers outstanding opportunities to renovate or replace with a stunning new home STCA. Only a short walk to the beach, Sandringham Village and station, the existing residence

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with 4 bedrooms, large lounge, kitchen with meals area and 2 bathrooms could be occupied or temporarily rented while its exciting future is determined. The opportunity to create something as unique as you are is extremely appealing. www.4arthurstreetsandringham.com

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Beaumaris 36 Gareth Avenue Auction Inspect Office Contact

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Black Rock 4/10-12 First Street Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

Sat 30th November at 12noon Wed at 1.30-2.00pm, Wed at 5.30-6.00pm 12 East Concourse 9589 6077 Michael Cooney 0418 325 052 Ranko Cvjeticanin 0451 153 833

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Sat 14th December at 1pm Contact Agent Wed at 3.15-3.45pm, Sat as advertised 10 Bay Road 9598 1111 Ben Smaczny 0408 070 863 Mark Eddy 0408 198 308

Stylish single level family lifestyle A few blocks from the Bay, a few doors from the Heathland & close to the Reserve, this up to 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home offers twice the life with 2 living areas plus an alfresco room. This alarmed home has an auto double garage, 7000L tanks and 659sqm of gardens. www.36garethavenuebeaumaris.com

Secure, stylish and private villa Enjoy a secure, relaxed lifestyle in this beautiful single level villa, two minutes to the village and beach. A lovely warm ambiance throughout 2 nth-facing living & dining areas with 2 large, leafy courtyards, a central Bosch kitchen, ensuited main, heating, cooling, high security & much more! www.4-10-12firststreetblackrock.com

Black Rock 73 Iona Street

Black Rock 21 Iluka Street

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Sat 7th December at 12noon Contact Agent Wed 2.15-3.00pm & 6.00-6.30pm, Sat 12.45-1.15pm 12 East Concourse 9589 6077 Craig Cox 0432 446 622 Paul Bond 0419 519 311

60’s Sensation with a luxe renovation On a beachside highpoint, this reverse cycle air conditioned 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom 1960s home stars a Miele and granite kitchen, marble bathrooms, living on 2 levels and a vast entertainers’ balcony-terrace with stairs to a 10 metre pool & 3 auto-gated under cover spaces. www.73ionastreetblackrock.com

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Private Sale Inspect As advertised or by appointment Office 12 East Concourse 9589 6077 Contact Errol Driver 0418 342 570 Michael Cooney 0418 325 052 Grand family home on 1290sqm with Bay views Phenomenal. Substantial. Brilliant. This vast 4 bedroom plus study family resort home offers up to 4 huge living areas, a divine pool setting with stunning outdoor kitchen/dining, bay views from the master bedroom with WIR & spa ensuite, plus endless accommodation configurations. www.21ilukastreetblackrock.com


AUCTION SATURDAY

Brighton 1 Butler Street Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

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Sat 30th November at 11am $1.35M - $1.45M Wed at 11.00-11.30am, Sat from 10.30am 251 Bay Street 9596 1111 Russ Enticott 0431 526 636 Julian Augustini 0418 558 408

Solid, Spacious, Blue chip location Substantial heated & cooled 4 bedrm & study, 2.5 bathrm Mid-Century home with formal & family zones, sep teenagers´ retreat, 1st-flr master-suite with sunset balcony,quality kitchen, ensuite & 2-car garage, 100m to Brighton Beach PS & 5 minutes’ walk to Church Street & Station. www.1butlerstreetbrighton.com AUCTION SATURDAY

Brighton 6 Nanoon Close Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

Brighton 1/13 Grosvenor Street

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Sat 14th December at 11am $675K - $750K Wed at 11.30-12noon, Sat as advertised 251 Bay Street 9596 1111 Jason Gill 0411 801 831 Kate Schuster 0410 587 286

Garden apartment with a glamorous edge This period style apartment has a large courtyard accessed by French doors from a gas fire warmed lounge, a sun bathed breakfast nook beside the CaesarStone & Euro appliance kitchen & high end detail throughout. All with Yacht Club, Baths & Church St just moments away. www.1-13grosvenorstreetbrighton.com AUCTION SATURDAY

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Sat 30th November at 1pm $1.55M - $1.7M Wed at 1.15-1.45pm, Sat from 12.30pm 251 Bay Street 9596 1111 Simone Chin 0403 857 266 Campbell Cooney 0418 337 055

Large Home site or Developer’s Dream In a quiet cul-de-sac close to Martin Street Village, Elsternwick Park & the beach, a wonderful opportunity presents to acquire 810sqm (8,724sqft)) approx allotment with a wide 22.1m approx. street frontage. www.6nanoonclosebrighton.com

Brighton East 13 Hazeldean Avenue Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

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Sat 30th November at 1pm $1.5M - $1.6M Wed at 12.30-1.00pm, Sat from 12.30pm 251 Bay Street 9596 1111 Russ Enticott 0431 526 636 Romana Preston 0401 066 909

Spectacular family living with a view Stepping up from a “sunken” lounge, to expansive nth-facing family living, to a 1st-flr kids´ lounge, this 5BR, 3 bthrm home soars tall with a breath-taking master domain featuring a cityview mezzanine! Starring an Euro appliance & granite kitchen, 3 car auto-garage & every luxury. www.13hazeldeanavenuebrightoneast.com

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Brighton East 25 Grant Street Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

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Brighton East 28 Bright Street Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

Sat 14th December at 12noon Contact Agent Wed at 5.30-6.00pm, Sat 2.15-2.45pm 251 Bay Street 9596 1111 Russ Enticott 0431 526 636 Julian Augustini 0418 558 408

Wendouree c. 1890 - Period grace meets modern family space. Step beyond the bay-windowed c.1890 façade of Wendouree, to find a period-perfect renovation with 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom family accommodation. Featuring lounge & dining/5th bedroom, north-facing family living & a 1st-flr master-level with retreat and renovated kitchen & bathrooms. www.25grantstreetbrightoneast.com

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Sat 22nd February at 2pm Contact Agent Thu at 1.30-2.00pm, Sat at 1.15-1.45pm 251 Bay Street 9596 1111 Sam Paynter 0413 531 888

Exceptional Family Living with Space & Style This residence’s generous proportions offer substantial formal and informal designer-spaces and impressive style. Set in low-maintenance landscaped gardens with a fully tiled pool, the flexible floorplan provides exceptional large-family living with up to 6 bedrooms and formal lounge. www.28brightstreetbrightoneast.com AUCTION SATURDAY

Hampton 15 Swyer Street Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

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Sat 7th December at 11am $1.18M - $1.29M Wed at 6.00-6.30pm, Sat at 3.00-3.30pm 10 Bay Road 9598 1111 Ben Smaczny 0408 070 863 Mark Eddy 0408 198 308

Prestigious home for outstanding living This fabulous 4 bedroom + study home of exceptional quality offers multiple living zones, zoned on a brilliant plan for a modern family. With an upstairs bedroom retreat, luxury master suite, gourmet kitchen and so much more close to the village, childcare, elite schools and beach. www.15swyerstreethampton.com

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Moorabbin 22 Grandview Grove Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

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Sat 30th November at 11am $580K - $630K Wed at 10.30-11.00am, Sat from 10.30am 251 Bay Street 9596 1111 Simone Chin 0403 857 266 Eva Cumming 0400 955 184

Bring your vision! On a superb elevated lot, this prime site is ready to look to the future. Offering approx. 684.83sqm/7368sqft of land, this versatile property comes complete with a ready to renovate period home, a vast back yard for the family to enjoy and multiple possibilities (STCA). www.22grandviewgrovemoorabbin.com


Sandringham 15a Arthur Street Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

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Hampton 12 Myrtle Road Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

Sat 7th December at 1pm $740K - $790K Wed at 12.15-12.45pm, Sat at 1.15-1.45pm 251 Bay Street 9596 1111 Julian Augustini 0418 558 408 Romana Preston 0401 066 909

If location is everything - welcome to EVERYTHING! Just one street from the bay, short stroll to Sandringham Village, this 2 BR Art Deco opens out to beachside life with sea-breeze bi-folds & French doors to rear decking. Featuring a formal lounge & casual living, quality kitchen, stone-finished bathroom, heating, r/c air-con, fireplace & DLUG. www.15aarthurstreetsandringham.com

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Sat 14th December at 2pm $1.15M - $1.25M Wed & Sat as advertised 10 Bay Road 9598 1111 Peter Alpar 0412 836 208 Carol Alpar 0422 633 604

Fabulous family home in the heart of Hampton Creatively renovated and extended, this wonderful 4 bedroom family home (on 708sqm approx.) features spacious, sunny interiors, 2 living areas, study, 2 bathrooms, double carport and a lovely large garden with outdoor entertaining areas, in-ground trampoline, play-gym and gazebo. www.12myrtleroadhampton.com

Auction

Friday 13 December at 11am

SOUTH MELBOURNE

240-242 FERRARS STREET UNIQUE STANDALONE BUILDING Outstanding period building in the heart of South Melbourne ideal for office, residential conversion or further development (STCA). • Short term lease to Active TV • Build Area:411m2 approx. 2 • Residential 1 zoning • Land Area: 396m approx. Matthew Feld Michael Ludski

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REAL ESTATE IS OUR WORLD PROPERTY MANAGEMENT IS OUR OBSESSION At hockingstuart, we pride ourselves on our people; our team are experts. That’s why we are proud to welcome Neil Harris to head our Brighton and Sandringham Property Management businesses. With over 17 years specialised experience and being a lifelong Bayside resident himself, we could not find a more passionate leader to oversee the management of our clients’ investments.

Neil Harris 0419 337 899 Brighton 307 Bay Street ViC 3186 t. 9596 7055 Sandringham 62-64 Station Street ViC 3191 t. 9521 9800

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Brighton 64 North road

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Spectacular grandeur at its finest.

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Fall in love with the beauty, elegance and attention to detail of this luxury 4-bedroom renovated Edwardian home, standing tall on one of Melbourne’s finest boulevards. Close to the beach and a host of the best schools, discover a superb oasis featuring a spectacular indoor pool, four exquisite living and dining areas including home cinema and unique French Provincial kitchen. First time offered in 20 years.

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thurs 1.00 - 1.30pm & sat 12.45 - 1.15pm sat 7th December - 1.30pm 67 / E7 Please contact agent Peter kennett 0418 318 284 tamara Whelan 0409 532 606 Brighton 9596 7055 www.64northroadbrighton.com


Brighton 3 Arthur Avenue

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Classic Perfection And the Perfect Address.

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Outstanding family home metres from Were St Village has everything you’ve ever wished for. Offering up to 6 bedrooms, including a ground-floor main bedroom suite. Excellent zoned-living areas over looking private west facing gardens including a self-cleaning pool. A deluxe renovated kitchen, double glazing, dormer windows, and a sense of beauty and character are just some of the many extra features of this fine family home. Gas fireplaces, Blum kitchen fitout, a laundry chute, new carpet, even an inground trampoline are all here. Prime location with cafes and shops around the corner, and Brighton Beach Primary, South Rd’s private schools, Church St, trains and the beach nearby.

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3 thurs 11.15 - 11.45am & sat 1.30 - 2.00pm sat 14th December - 11.30am 76 / F2 Please contact agent Peter kennett 0418 318 284 tamara Whelan 0409 532 606 Brighton 9596 7055 www.3arthuravenuebrighton.com

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Brighton East 2 Camperdown Street

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Family-friendly quality and a fantastic address.

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The finest blend of location and spacious living awaits in one of Brighton East’s favourite streets. Well-designed 4-bedroom home is updated and excellent, with scope to add a touch of contemporary style. Generous living zones and landscaped garden areas make this idyllic for families, with an all-weather outdoor room, play equipment, lush hedging and space for a pool. Impressive design and fitout includes a main bedroom ensuite and dressing room, Ilve kitchen, air filtration system, ducted air conditioning and heating, double garage with storeroom, and 4-camera security. Central address metres from Dendy Village’s gourmet stores, and a stroll to many schools and Church Street.

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thurs & sat 12.00 - 12.30pm sat 7th December - 11.30am 67 / h12 Please contact agent Peter kennett 0418 318 284 tamara Whelan 0409 532 606 Brighton 9596 7055 www.2camperdownstreetbrightoneast.com


Black Rock 29 Bayview CresCent

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luxe family retreat in the Golden Triangle.

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This architect designed, retreat style home of approx 45 sqs sits within lush manicured grounds. Comprising 4 large bedrooms, 2 studies, 3.5 bathrooms and finished with extensive use of timbers, stainless steel, sandstone & marble. Enjoying 3 fabulous entertaining zones (OFP), this spectacular home features large open north facing living areas, a commercial style kitchen, sunny terrace, choice of 2 main bedroom suites, large pool in glorious gardens & a double auto garage with a sweeping drive. Complete with ducted heating, evap cooling, air cond & ample storage. Metres to Half Moon Bay, walk to Black Rock Village, schools & golf courses.

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thurs 12.00 - 12.30pm & 6.00 - 6.30pm & sat 3.00 - 3.30pm sat 14th December - 2.30pm 85 / k2 Please contact agent Jenny Dwyer 0418 528 988 Warren smith 0408 738 664 sandringham 9521 9800 www.29bayviewcrescentblackrock.com

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Elwood 43A OrmOnd EsplAnAdE

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Hold on to your breath because the bay views from this 3/4-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom home will steal it away. With the beach as your playground, 3 generous levels to spread out in & 3 balconies + a courtyard to enjoy the sea air, this is much more than a home, it’s a lifestyle par excellence opposite the sun & sand. An ambience of quiet contentment fills the interior with its open living, dining & Ilve kitchen for easy entertaining & relaxation & a whole-floor master suite to surpass your dreams. Featuring laundry, heating, air conditioners, alarm, BBQ connection, floorboards, electric blinds & a whole lot more.

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Hampton 3 Small Street

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Brilliant with light, bay views and a beachfront location.

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Architect designed to maximise the views over the Sandringham Yacht Club and the bay, this 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home offers a fabulous lifestyle between the cafes and the beach. With floor to ceiling windows capturing the tranquil gardens and bay views, this eye-opening haven enjoys a fabulous atrium style living room, relaxing open plan living & dining with bay view balcony, casual central kitchen, 3 bedrooms (BIRs), 2 bathrooms (ensuite) & laundry. Featuring glass brick walls, this beachside entertainer boasts Daikin air conditioners, hydronic slab heating, a tranquil Japanese style alfresco garden & double auto garage. Superbly located for a relaxing lifestyle, metres to the beach, Hampton St shops & train.

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2 Wed 6.00 - 6.30pm, thurs 1.00 - 1.30pm & sat 2.00 - 2.30pm sat 14th December - 11.00am 76 / F6 Please contact agent Jenny Dwyer 0418 528 988 Lachlan hosking 0414 999 689 sandringham 9521 9800 www.3smallstreethampton.com

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Albert PArk 5 Durham Street light Filled 3 bedroom terrace Home With Internal Courtyard in Prime Position. This lovely 3 bedroom Victorian terrace features formal living (OFP), kitchen/dining with stone benchtops, Miele appliances and French doors opening to internal courtyard, 3 upstairs bedrooms all with BIR, 2 bathrooms, 2nd rear living area also opening to courtyard, double glazing, split system heating & cooling throughout, ample storage and more. Investor’s Note: Currently leased until Nov 2014.

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thurs & sat 12.45 - 1.15pm sat 14th December - 10.30am 57 / E3 Please contact agent andrew Edwards 0410 353 632 David Wood 0418 315 114 albert Park 9690 5366

brIgHton 8/29 Seacombe Grove Spectacular beachfront Penthouse. Panoramic bay and marina views and a magnificent renovation offer an exhilarating Golden Mile lifestyle. The best of everything is on show in the living and dining rooms, you can lay in bed and gaze across the water & beyond, kitchen features include an integrated espresso machine, stone benches, and generous storage. Innovative and pristine, this 2-bedroom penthouse has its own foreshore beach box/gym, 2 bathrooms, concealed TV in the main bedroom, large thickened glass windows and remote-control gate access to lock up garage. Nothing stands between this luxe residence and the foreshore, and the brilliant views are the best backdrop to an indulgent way of living. 2

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1 Wed 5.15 - 5.45pm, thurs 10.30 - 11am & sat 2.30 - 3pm sat 14th December - 3.30pm 67 / c9 Please contact agent Peter kennett 0418 318 284 tamara Whelan 0409 532 606 Brighton 9596 7055 www.8-29seacombegrovebrighton.com


HaMPTon 3a alicia StReet a stunning surprise of beachside tranquillity. Absolutely beautiful with its floor to ceiling windows and superb garden views, this secluded 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom single level residence is a showpiece of spacious brilliance. Finished with a sense of quality, this beachside beauty features 3 stylish bedrooms (ensuite to main & WIR), sleek main bathroom, designer stone kitchen and generous north facing casual living and separate dining spilling out to the alfresco terrace and private landscaped gardens. Full of contemporary warmth, this idyllic hideaway features R/C ducted heating & air cond, alarm, great storage, drip irrigation & secure parking for 2 with storage room. A heartbeat to the beach, Hampton St shops, schools & train. 3

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2 Wed 12.00 - 12.30pm & sat 1.00 - 1.30pm sat 7th December - 12.30pm 76 / F7 $920,000 - $990,000 Jenny Dwyer 0418 528 988 amanda thomson 0418 266 326 sandringham 9521 9800 www.3aaliciastreethampton.com

Melbourne 406/360 St Kilda Road Prestigious blue Chip Terrace living with Picturesque Views of The Shrine! Situated in the desirable Royal Domain Plaza, this spacious 3 bedroom apartment is located on the 4th floor, with 3 secure car parks and comprising of 3 large bedrooms with BIRs, master with WIR & en-suite, central bathroom and separate powder room which is further complemented by a large open plan kitchen/ living and separate bar area. Real beauty is on offer with spectacular views & entertaining space. Feats entertainer’s terrace for your exclusive use, tram on your doorstep or short stroll to the Albert Park Lake reserve, Royal Botanical gardens, Melbourne Arts & Sports precinct or the CBD. 3

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3 thurs 12.45 - 1.15pm & sat as advertised sat 7th December - 2.30pm 57 / J1 $1,200,000 - $1,300,000 kendall Bares 0417 837 879 Will Walton 0412 511 717 albert Park 9690 5366

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Middle Park 50 Langridge Street Beachside Warehouse Sanctuary Offering Generous loft Style living With Car Parking. Former beachside studio of the renowned Australian artist, the late Albert Tucker. Immediately very liveable, yet still providing the creative purchaser a very rare opportunity to add their personal vision and flair to create their own secluded beachside masterpiece. Only metres from the golden sands of Middle Park Beach, this brilliant inner city haven provides a relaxed, maintenance free lifestyle allowing you to enjoy the many desirable features of this fabulous district.

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1 thurs 12.30 - 1.00pm & sat from 10.30am sat 30th november - 11.00am 57 / h7 Please contact agent michael coen 0418 353 110 David Wood 0418 315 114 albert Park 9690 5366

alBet Park 147 MiLLS Street Unrenovated Victorian Home With Flexible Options on Generous land of 380m (approx). The original home has four generous bedrooms (3 with ornate fire places) living room, kitchen and bathroom. A deep allotment provides enormous scope to improve (STCA) and take advantage of potential side and rear access for multiple parking with three street frontages and shop front to Mills Street. Note: Land size approx 9.25 x 41.24m. The flexibility of a commercial 1 zone will allow buyers to explore residential and commercial options.

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thurs 1.00 - 1.30pm & sat as advertised sat 14th December - 2.30pm 57 / F6 Please contact agent David Wood 0418 315 114 michael coen 0418 353 110 albert Park 9690 5366


Sandringham 3a HeatH Street a brand new look to beachside sophistication. Contemporary European finishes and oak floorboards typify this striking 3 bedroom 2.5 bathroom street front residence. Designed by Hecker Guthrie interiors, it is a testament to low maintenance style in architectural perfection. Features a streamlined marble kitchen (Miele appls) with its casual dining area having French doors to a tranquil verandah. The large living area has a gas log fire & stacker sliding doors onto a north facing alfresco courtyard; and 3 upstairs bedrooms (BIRs, main with study area, WIR & marble ensuite). In this boutique block, this impressive retreat boasts video intercom, R/C ducted air cond, great storage, instant hot water, water tank & auto garage. Stroll to Village cafes, shops, train, schools and beach. 3

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2 thurs 3.30 - 4.00pm & sat 3.30 - 4.00pm sat 7th December - 2.30pm 76 / J10 Please contact agent stephen tickell 0418 177 565 Lachlan hosking 0414 999 689 sandringham 9521 9800 www.3aheathstreetsandringham.com

Sandringham 15 Victoria Street Timeless family luxury of exceptional class. Inspired by Georgian beauty and luxurious provincial charm, this exquisite 5 bedroom + study 3.5 bathroom masterpiece sits on an estate of 1114sqm approx of picturesque gardens in prestigious surrounds. Featuring an executive study/ library (gas fire), a magnificent sunken sitting room (OFP), an undercover heated plunge pool/spa, a superb main bedroom (BIRs, WIR & ensuite), beautiful kitchen (WI pantry) & imposing north facing open plan entertaining (gas log fire) featuring bi-fold doors to deep entertaining terrace in lush gardens. Unrivalled, it boasts parquetry floors, travertine bathrooms, plantation shutters, R/C air cond, R/C ducted air cond (upstairs) & double auto garage (workshop). Metres to beach, a casual stroll to Village. 5

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1114 (approx)

Wed 2.00 - 2.30pm & sat 2.45 - 3.15pm sat 7th December - 1.30pm 76 / J11 Please contact agent kate smith 0419 135 849 stephen tickell 0418 177 565 sandringham 9521 9800 www.15victoriastreetsandringham.com

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Beaumaris 12 gibbS Street Brand new architectural masterpiece feat. 3 BRs + study, 2 baths, north facing lounge (gas fireplace), bi fold doors & decked entertaining area. Stone & Smeg kitchen, high ceilings & r/c heat/cooling. A1 Beaumaris location that’s moments to the Concourse shops, parklands & the beach.

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2 thurs 2.00 - 2.30pm & sat as advertised sat 7th December - 10.30am 86 / E7 $1,000,000 - $1,100,000 Lachlan hosking 0414 999 689 amanda thomson 0418 266 326 sandringham 9521 9800

Beaumaris 1A HArdinge Street

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Architect designed as Bardoel’s own home, this incredible 4 bed + study 4 bath sensation showcases travertine floors & bathrooms, north facing open plan entertaining, Miele stone kitchen, retreat, BBQ alfresco area, sumptuous pool & double auto garage.

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Brighton 61 elwood Street

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410 (approx)

thurs by appointment & sat from 1.00pm sat 30th november - 1.30pm 86 / c7 Please contact agent Lachlan hosking 0414 999 689 kate smith 0419 135 849 sandringham 9521 9800 www.1ahardingestreetbeaumaris.com

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Bentleigh 5 buckingHAm Avenue Setting a new standard in luxury, this imposing 5 bedroom 5 bath masterpiece is spectacular with its 2 superb entertaining areas, impressive stone kitchen, covered terrace, huge north facing rear garden & double auto garage. McKinnon Sec College zone.

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Wed 5.30 - 6.00pm, sat as advertised & sun from 12.00pm sun 1st December - 12.30pm 68 / g12 $1,400,000 - $1,500,000 anton Zhouk 0430 224 438 nick renna 0411 551 190 Bentleigh 9557 7733

Reclaim the beauty of a golden era or build new indulgence (STCA) near the beach, Bay St and schools. 640sqm/7000 sqft (approx) of land is ideal for new and exclusive living. North-facing backyard, generous frontage and impressive address.

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thurs 11.30 - 12.00pm & sat from 12.00pm sat 30th november - 12.30pm 67 / E7 Please contact agent John clarkson 0408 153 045 Brighton 9596 7055 www.61elwoodstreetbrighton.com


Brighton 49 male Street Expect the unexpected in this chic home, where architect-designed renovations blend old and new superbly. Featured in Home Beautiful and near Church St, living areas open onto a deck, there’s 2 bedrooms, a study and many prestige features.

BLack rock 40 eliza Street Expansive space and inspiration highlight this secluded 4 bedroom 2 bathroom beachside retreat with its 3 flowing spacious living areas, huge rear garden & carport. Coveted Golden Triangle, walk to Half Moon Bay.

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300 (approx)

thurs 5.00 - 5.30pm & sat from 1.00pm sat 30th november - 1.30pm 67 / F11 $1,000,000 - $1,100,000 Leanne Potter 0414 344 144 nick renna 0411 551 190 Brighton 9596 7055 www.49malestreetbrighton.com

2 thurs 11 - 11.30am & sat 12.45 - 1.15pm sat 7th December - 11.30am 85 / k1 $850,000 - $930,000 Lachlan hosking 0414 999 689 marshall rushford 0418 396 981 sandringham 9521 9800 www.40elizastreetblackrock.com

Brighton 4/16 Victoria Street Beautifully renovated 2 bedroom 1st floor apartment showcasing polished boards, plantation shutters, a designer stone kitchen (Miele appliances), captivating lounge (OFP), large study/dining room, shared deck & auto gates to garage. One block to beach.

Patterson Lakes 124 NorthShore DriVe Superbly designed, brilliantly finished & spanning over 3 levels of living is this stylish 4 bedroom waterfront home with mooring in this exclusive North Shore Drive strip.

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1 thurs 4.45 - 5.15pm & sat 12 - 12.30pm sat 14th December - 12.30pm 67 / c11 Please contact agent David Picking 0408 378 170 Jenny Dwyer 0418 528 988 Brighton 9596 7055 www.4-15victoriastreetbrighton.com

3 sat as advertised sat 14th December - 12.30pm 67 / g6 $1,190,000 - $1,290,000 troy robinson 0401 311 277 James Bell 0400 080 422 chelsea 9772 7222

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Elwood 12 kingsley stReet This modern 3-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom town residence exudes individuality with 2 living zones, dream kitchen, courtyard & 2 balconies. Walk to cafés & bay.

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sat from 1.00pm sat 30th november - 1.30pm 67 / D4 $1,600,000 - $1,760,000 sam inan 0433 076 999 John manning 0416 101 201 st kilda 9593 8733

Elwood 76 Ruskin stReet Under instructions by Equity Trustees. Just metres from the foreshore - in a premier leafy street - this family-size, solid brick, 3 BR Edwardian gem is a unique chance to improve a rock-solid period classic or start a fresh (STCA) on an amazing block with rear car access (garage).

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Elwood 2/435 st kilda stReet With the beach, parklands and Elwood Village at your doorstep the position can’t get much better! Come home to this spacious 60’s special featuring security entrance, entry hall, separate stylish renovated kitchen (s/s appliances) & large living area with balcony.

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1 sat 7th December - 11.30am 58 / a3 $480,000 - $520,000 David sullivan 0409 517 838 John manning 0416 101 201 st kilda 9593 8733

Hampton 56 saRgood stReet Enjoy warm casual beach style living in this contemporary 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom street front residence with its 3 fabulous living areas (2-way pebble gas fire), stylish granite kitchen, 2 courtyards + balcony & a double auto garage. Absolute lifestyle.

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1 Wed 12.00 - 12.30pm, sat & sun as advertised sat 7th December - 10.00am 67 / B2 $870,000 - $950,000 John manning 0416 101 201 robert harvey 0408 315 000 st kilda 9593 8733

2 thurs 11.00 - 11.30am & sat from 11.00am sat 30th november - 11.30am 76 / h7 $975,000 - $1,075,000 Jenny Dwyer 0418 528 988 Lachlan hosking 0414 999 689 sandringham 9521 9800 www.56sargoodstreethampton.com


mordialloc 36 McDonalD sTreeT Be in awe of the entertaining beauty found in this grand 4 bedroom + 2 studies 3 bathroom Californian Bungalow with a downstairs main bed suite, 3 superb entertaining areas, vogue kitchen, stunning return verandah, glorious park views & a solar heated pool.

Sandringham 28 Tennyson sTreeT Sitting at the highest point of Sandringham with breathtaking bay views, this coveted block of northsouth vacant land measuring 484 square metres is a rare find in the premier Poets Corner, so close to Village cafes, train, schools & the beach.

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744 (approx)

Wed 1.00 - 1.30pm & sat as advertised sat 7th December - 1.30pm 87 / F2 $920,000 Plus simon Wendt 0407 040 706 mentone 9583 3246

484 (approx) View auction mel ref Price contact office Website

thurs 2.45 - 3.15pm & sat 9.15 - 9.45am sat 7th December - 1.00pm 76 / h10 Please contact agent Lachlan hosking 0414 999 689 Jenny Dwyer 0418 528 988 sandringham 9521 9800 www.28tennysonstreetsandringham.com

Port melbourne 122 Princes sTreeT Immaculate street front 2 bedroom + study area, 2.5 bathroom town residence exuding quality & homely luxury featuring a sun filled courtyard, stylish living & dining, granite Blanco kitchen, basement tandem garaging & storage cage.

edithvale 7/295 nePean HigHway Delightful residence offers direct beach access, 2 living areas, wall of windows and balcony with bay views, 3 robed bedrooms, spotless kitchen and neat bathroom, paved patio, heating, cooling & remote double garage.

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2 thurs & sat 12.00 - 12.30pm sat 7th December - 1.30pm 57 / B3 Please contact agent andrew Edwards 0410 353 632 simon graf 0423 221 204 albert Park 9690 5366

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30A & 30B Rooding Street

Totally separate on One Title. Both Townhouses feature soaring ceilings, large open plan kitchen, dining area, lounge with open fire place, 2 bedrooms ensuite bathroom & WIR to master bedroom. Separate laundry, private courtyards & remote lock up garage. Conservatively let & returning $3,693 pcm - $44,316 pa. On month to month arrangements - vacant possession available. Note location, walking distance to Bay Street shops, railway & the beach. BIG POTENTIAL HERE!!! Subdivide to Create 2 Titles. Demolish and build a luxury home, STCA "or" leave as they are "or" renovate to your taste. Land size 595.5 Sq m (6,437 Sq Ft) approx.

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Sat 30th November at 11.00am (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday 1.00-1.30pm & Saturday 10.30-11.00am Rowan Thompson 0418 354 944 Greg Costello 0418 170 086 103 Church Street, Brighton 9592 9299 rtedgar.com.au

6 Canberra Grove

Entering this beautiful 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home is like walking onto the set of a photo shoot for "Home Beautiful". Capturing views of its luscious garden surrounds every step of the way, the understatedly elegant interior includes a gracious dining room, ´wow´-factor living room, sitting/TV room, casual meals & Euro kitchen. Customised with designer touches, the single-level sanctuary also features a laundry, garage, ducted heating, r/c-cycle air conditioner, timber Plantation shutters & suede-painted feature walls. A quiet yet very convenient location near highly regarded schools, Brighton Golf Course, transport & Hampton Street.

Sat 7th December at 1.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday 1.30-2.00pm & Saturday 2.00-2.30pm Miriam Carraro 0400 040 684 Ross Walker 0425 836 613 103 Church Street, Brighton 9592 9299 www.rtedgar.com.au

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PORT MELBOURNE

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This light filled apartment´s address puts Bay Street around the corner and the bay itself at the end of the street. A granite and stainless steel equipped kitchen accompanies generous living/ dining areas, enhanced by a balcony that surveys the streetscape and a study that that establishes a third bedroom option. The two principal bedrooms, each enjoying balcony aspects, surround a central bathroom and include a main bedroom with walk in robes and ensuite. Heating/cooling, video security, car parking, gym and pool reflect refined, rewarding environs.

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Saturday 7th December at 1.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) Thursday 1.00-1.30pm & Saturday 12.30-1.00pm Sarah Morrison 0408 365 361 James Vakrinos 0439 888 288 133 Victoria Avenue, Albert Park 9699 7222 rtedgar.com.au


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