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hink of New Zealand wine and two grapes come to mind – sauvignon blanc and pinot noir. There is, of course, greater diversity to the wines of the land of the long white cloud. “the whole A range of alternative grape varieties have natural been planted up and down the country and at a recent tasting of wines from all corners acidity is key” of the country, it was the aromatic whites that really stood out. It makes perfect sense that aromatics should shine – the greatest mark New Zealand has made on the wine world is the aromatic sauvignon blanc. But where sauvignon blanc production is concentrated around the Marlborough region, other aromatics are thriving across the country. The key to the success of these styles is New Zealand’s cool climate, which allows grapes to fully ripen while retaining good levels of natural acidity. “We’re a little skinny country with warm days that really cool down at night – the grapes don’t get too hot in the sun,” says Saint Clair winemaker Hamish Clark. “The whole natural acidity is key. It’s what gives us HAMISH CLARK our [aromatic wines’] retention of fruit flavour.” Keep an eye out for the following aromatic varieties in GewÜrztraminer the New Zealand section at your local wine shop. This pink-coloured grape, a native of France, has GrÜner Veltliner hallmark lychee and ginger characters and, when grown Austrian in origin, “gru vee” is an aromatic white with in cool climates, its high alcohol levels are balanced with perfumed and peppery aromas and full-bodied mineral, good acid levels. citrus and peach flavours. “Grüner veltliner is a cerebral “Gewürtz does well from Hawkes Bay down to wine for me,” says Marlborough-based Clark. “We have Waipara in the South Island,” Clark says. similar climates and growing conditions to Austria and AlbariÑo it’s exciting that grüner is being planted everywhere A native of Galicia in Spain and just over the border in from Hawkes Bay to central Otago.”
A mutation of pinot noir that has its roots in France, pinot gris is made into a crisp, flavourless white in Italy, where it’s known as pinot grigio. Gris is known for rich stonefruit and spice flavours and texture. You won’t find many wines labelled as pinot grigio in New Zealand. Its winemakers recognised the full-bodied, fruit-driven style the New Zealand climate helps create is closer to gris than grigio. “Pinot gris is being produced from central Otago all the way up to Hawkes Bay,” Clark says. “They’re all quite different, which is exciting. Central Otago
tends to be a little tighter and focused in white pear spectrum. They become more opulent the further north you go. “Marlborough is somewhere in between. In some years we get the classic white pear aromatics and in other years it pushes towards the quince spectrum.” Pinot gris is the most widely planted and popular of the aromatic whites behind sauv blanc, which Clark puts down to its easy drinking nature. “If you take it to a party, it’s usually the first wine to go,” he says. “It’s not oaked or, if it is, only lightly so, so it has general mass appeal.” \
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he Stokehouse is risen. It seems only weeks ago the landmark St Kilda restaurant was destroyed by fire and everything was lost. All the tables (bar one) and chairs, the glassware, the entire cellar of 1000-plus bottles, even staff keys and wallets. Within 24 hours the heritage 1920s building had been razed. All gone. It was just weeks ago, of course. January 17. Even if you’re not remotely interested in the Stokehouse story, what happened next has been pretty remarkable. Little more than a month after the blaze I’m driving down Jacka Boulevard, past the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron and the St Kilda Sea Baths, half expecting to see some temporary, wedding-style marquee at number 30. But the Van Haandels, Stokehouse’s polished owners, would never have gone for a common or garden canopy. This is the mother of all marquees. The pop-up Stokehouse is a soaring structure of stretched white polymer that seems to fill every inch of the void left by the fire. At the entrance, a verandah carpeted in fake grass sports giant plywood wheelie bins brimming with leafy oak branches. Sustainable architect and florist to the stars Joost Bakker fashioned the botanical arrangements. Inside, vases are stacked on rusted metal shelving to decorate and divide the space into more intimate areas. Without trying to read too much into Bakker’s flourishes, I’m thinking: new shoots, fresh start. All that white and green, the putty-coloured bentwood chairs, timber-look flooring and a double-height wall of glass onto the bay give the space a pleasant conservatory feel. The views are unobstructed and better than ever before. “It’s good to be back!” beams the woman at the faux marble reception desk. I tell her I’m surprised the Serrano ham with grilled peaches marquee is only single storey. It looks so lofty from outside. “It’s too windy down here at the beach to do two avocado and some wafer-ish croutons for crunch. [storeys],” she explains. “We’d have to evacuate all the There’s a one-page wine list, a far cry from the 600 time. And I think we’ve done enough evacuating here.” labels of old but a necessary austerity measure given Love a bit of black humour. there’s only one upright fridge by the bar to store bottles. My favourite bit of the new Stokehouse is the menu. That said, sommelier Lincoln Riley is gradually adding It’s affordable, accessible and littered with things I new and pricier labels to satisfy the refined tastes want to eat. From the snacks section, we take the of regulars. Pop-up or no, they have certain fried school prawns, crusted in paprika salt and expectations of the Stokehouse experience. served with a cheek of lime and some sort of my “When we started on [Valentine’s Day], the mayo, possibly a faint aïoli. The prawns are favourite offering was quite simple and we were trying ridiculously tasty but not as small as they bit is the to find a line between café and restaurant,” could be; my date baulks at putting a prickly menu manager Joel Penno says. “But we learnt head that big down her alimentary tract. quickly that people were wanting a little more.” I have no such qualms. Hence there are also daily specials, such as a Silken serrano ham with creamy burrata one-kilogram rib-eye on the bone to share, to augment mozzarella and grilled peaches is my idea of heaven on what is essentially a very casual menu with entrées a plate. Good Spanish ham makes my brain’s pleasure keenly priced in the teens and mains in the lows 20s zones go pop. Even more so when it’s dished up with and 30s. Call me cheap but the food seems to taste even tiny, intense basil leaves and hunks of toasted, slightly better for the bargain prices. burnt sourdough. Another contender for the summery A carpaccio of wagyu tenderloin is splayed out like dish of the day is the ceviche of local snapper dressed a pink-red flower, the meat sliced gauze-thin so it with Spanish onion, chilli, piped mounds of creamy
dissolves on the tongue with a hint of fried caper or pine nut, anchovy or a lush custard of gruyère cheese. Mains veer towards the popular with a Caesar-esque salad, burger, fish and chips, and the restaurant’s classic chilli linguine. It’s studded with (slightly overdone) Moreton Bay bug meat and prawns, sliced garlic and the sweetest cherry tomatoes I’ve tasted all season. It’s fig season, so dessert is easy. Fresh figs with honey ice-cream. I would have liked more fig – it’s diced rather than whole, and quite sparse – but the honey ice-cream makes me happy. It tastes like leatherwood, fragrant and full-flavoured. There’s also a bavarois-like mousse of fig and fromage blanc, and a trail of almond praline crumbs for a surprise toffee crunch. Lovely stuff. Diners can pop into the pop-up only until Mother’s Day, after which the rebuilding begins. Get it while it’s hot (but not too hot, obviously). \ email@example.com To read more reviews www.theweeklyreview.com.au/food
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THEATRE \ Melbourne Opera presents Madame Butterfly
St Joseph’s Open Houses All roads lead to Hawthorn this Sunday for the 35th annual Open Houses, the fund-raiser for St Joseph’s Primary School. For one afternoon, five stunning, privately owned houses of architectural, historical or design significance in the inner-eastern suburbs will be open to the public. Shuttle buses will takes guests to each house before returning to St Joseph’s for a lavish afternoon tea – an integral part of the event. Three hundred parent volunteers will make and serve more than 3000 cupcakes, 2000 cups of tea and 3000 sandwiches. The afternoon tea and gift bag are included in the ticket price. For more information, call 9818 7570. ■ March 16; 12-4.30pm. Various locations. Tickets: $40 to visit all homes ($35 online) or $20 for a single home. www.openhouses.org.au
Melbourne Opera’s acclaimed production of Madame Butterfly, perhaps the most beloved of operas, returns for a handful of March performances at the refurbished Athenaeum Theatre. Madame Butterfly tells the moving tale of Cio-Cio San, a young Japanese geisha tricked into marrying cynical American Lieutenant B.F. Pinkerton. After the marriage of convenience, he departs, promising to return soon. When he finally does, it is with tragic results. The opera features some of the most moving and beautiful music composed by Puccini, including the famous aria One Fine Day. According to one scholar, the opera was based on events that occurred in Nagasaki in the early 1890s. ■ March 21, 7.30pm, March 22, 2pm & 7.30pm, and March 24, 6.30pm. Athenaeum Theatre, 188 Collins Street, Melbourne. www.melbourneopera.com
FASHION Melbourne Fashion Festival 2014 Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF) is the largest and most successful consumer fashion
event in Australia. It engages and excites the public about fashion and all things fashionable. It also showcases trends in design, business and innovation. Unlike most fashion events, VAMFF provides public access to the exciting and magical world of fashion. Over a week, there are several runway events. Each event presents the most sought-after collections from Australia’s top designers and is an opportunity to experience the excitement and energy of an international fashion show. The festival also includes industry forums, beauty workshops, a cultural program, and plenty of pre- and post-show activities. ■ March 17-23. Various Melbourne venues. www.vamff.com.au ART Legend of Being: Erica McGilchrist’s Mural Funded by a donation from the renowned cosmetician Helena Rubinstein in 1958, the Women’s University College at the University of Melbourne opened a mural design competition. Erica McGilchrist worked on her design for six months in one of the university’s physics
ERICA M c GILCHRIST laboratories. Her mural was installed in the college hall, where it remains on display. University College is hosting an event to raise money for the ongoing conservation of McGilchrist’s work. Guests will be treated to a viewing of McGilchrist’s mural, Legend of Being, with the head of college, Dr Jennifer McDonald. This will be followed by a talk from Heide curator Linda Short, who will discuss McGilchrist’s career as an artist, educator and activist.
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ST PATRICK’S DAY 2014 Celebrations at P.J. O’Brien’s P.J. O’Brien’s invites the Irish and Irish-at-heart to don their best green threads to celebrate St Patrick’s Day on March 17. There will be no
Dear Father Exhibition The Dear Father Exhibition has been inspired by Lord Coconut’s first private gallery in 1887 – it was filled with treasures, brought over by boat, from his adventures in Africa, Asia and various Pacific islands. Supposedly, at each country visited, Lord Coconut sent a small gift and a postcard to his father. In the exhibition, more than 15 artists are displaying jewellery or small-scale sculptures inspired by a blank postcard (circa 1910) Lord Coconut collected from different countries during his travels. The jewellers and artisans were required to write a short message similar to what Lord Coconut might have written to
his father. The combination of the postcards, the messages and the subsequent inspired gifts are the basis of this exhibition. ■ March 18-April 19. Lord Coconut, Suite 3, Level 4, Carlow House, 289 Flinders Lane, Melbourne. www.lordcoconut.com
Belly Dancing at Fed Square Free belly dancing classes at Federation Square will have you busting a move on your lunch break twice a month. The classes have been a popular event since kicking off a few weeks ago, and are led by professional instructor Trisnasari. The gentle aerobic dance is excellent for toning and strengthening your body’s core muscles.
EXHIBITION JetSet Melbourne Melbourne Airport is one of the world’s busiest and has quite a history. An exhibition at Melbourne Town Hall’s City Gallery looks at how the new airport at Tullamarine opened Melbourne to the world in 1970. Curated by historian Simon Gregg, JetSet Melbourne takes us to the early 1970s, when Melbourne was obsessed with a need to “expand at all costs”. The exhibition revisits the era through photographs, moving image and contemporary art. JetSet Melbourne looks at a time when Melbourne’s past and future overlapped, and the city announced to the world that it was ready to be a player on the world stage. ■ City Gallery, Melbourne Town Hall, Swanston Street, Melbourne. Exhibition ends April 20. www.citygallery.com.au
shortage of Irish pride this year, with exclusive performances by Irish dancers and local Irish bands set to entertain from 8am. A full Irish breakfast is served from 8am and Irish pub grub will be available until close. ■ March 17 from 8am. P.J. O’Brien’s, Southgate. Price: $25 a person includes a glass of sparkling or a pint of Guinness. www.pjobriens.com.au
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Mitsubishi ASX Aspire diesel auto What is it? A neat little wagon with all-road ability. What’s in it? A 110-kilowatt turbo diesel with a six-speed automatic transmission. Is it thirsty? I used 12 litres per 100km in the city, 8.5 in the country. The official combined figure is 5.8.
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for the bulk of drivers and the ride is pretty good. The tyres can get a bit noisy on coarse bitumen at freeway speeds, otherwise this is a very comfortable package, and well specified. There’s good cargo space and reasonable rear seat room. The most attractive thing about it is its pricing; it presents top-class value along with excellent economy, and the warranty is among the best in the industry. \ firstname.lastname@example.org
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Things you didn’t know about motoring … On February 18, 1965, The British Medical Council suggested that a drink-drive limit be set at the level of “about a dozen whiskies”.
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ast time I looked at Mitsubishi’s neat little ASX it had just one problem; the highly economical diesel engine wasn’t available with an automatic gearbox. Now it is, and the combination of generous torque and economy will win plenty of customers, even if the motor is a bit noisy. The overriding factor is that the ASX is such a sensible package for the price, and prices start at just $24,990 for the base two-wheel-drive petrol model. It’s a compact wagon that offers optional four-wheel-drive and good ground clearance for the occasional bush track or fishing spot, but has none of the traditional hallmarks of big, boofy four-wheel-drives. In other words, it looks and behaves like a regular car. This not only makes it easier to drive and park, it also saves you from the sideways looks from neighbours and friends who fret about the fate of the planet and vote Green. Pretty much the only complaint I have is the temporary spare tyre, a dumb idea on a car that could otherwise be used comfortably for a big round-Australia trip. Bringing an automatic together with a diesel engine is never straightforward and that may be why Mitsubishi took its time doing it, but this combination works well. The changes are smooth and fuss free in normal driving. Only one thing to watch; the gearbox is calibrated for maximum fuel economy and that means it changes down at the earliest
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photography \ A new exhibition celebrates a program giving hope to retired racing dogs. By HARI RAJ
erry and Jolanda Oosthuizen-Walker couldn’t be GAP manager Larissa Darragh, in charge since 1998, more delighted with Mouse, their three-year-old says the program has grown enormously. “When I greyhound. The couple adopted the dog in October started we had six foster carers, and I think we’ve got 2012, and she has since become a fast member of the about 100 now. We used to adopt out maybe 15 or 20 family – not that they had any say in the matter. dogs a year – now we’re doing 450 or so a year,” she says. “She chose us,” says Kerry. “She headbutted my hand “I’ve also seen a change in the perception of the breed. off; she wouldn’t let us leave.” Jolanda chimes in: “We About 10 or 15 years ago people would ask if they were took her for a walk, and that was it.” dangerous or if they bit. Now when we take them out in While they had heard some of the stereotypes about public people say, ‘Oh, I’ve heard they make great pets’.” greyhounds, the couple is clearly besotted with Mouse, Prior negative perceptions, Darragh says, were having been won over by her calm demeanor. rooted in an archaic 1870s Victorian law that requires “People think they’re quite high-strung, but it’s really greyhounds to be muzzled in public. Adopted GAP not the case,” says Kerry. “It might take Mouse a little greyhounds are issued a green collar exempting them while to get to know you, but she’s extremely loyal from the law, but they must be leashed for their own to those she considers family and friends.” safety due to their speed and lack of road sense. Jolanda agrees: “She’s extremely good with “The muzzling has created the impression “you can kids. We know a few little toddlers, and they that they are a dangerous dog, when it’s the see the will lie all over her, pull her ears and bite her complete opposite – you’re extremely unlikely gratitude in to get bitten by a greyhound,” she says. ankles … she just puts up with it.” their eyes” Mouse came to the couple’s St Kilda “The other negative perception is that they apartment by way of the Greyhound Adoption are an active breed because they are a race dog, Program (GAP), an initiative the vet clinic at but they get tired very quickly. Races are over in 25 the Sandown Greyhound Racing Club started in 1996 or 30 seconds and the dogs are exhausted after that and to take care of dogs that had retired from, or were not want to have a sleep. People think they require a lot of fast enough, for racing. Greyhound Racing Victoria exercise, and that’s completely untrue.” took over the program the following year, and has been Darragh describes greyhounds as being placid operating and fully funding it ever since. Some 4500 and easygoing in nature. “They’re quite catlike in greyhounds have been adopted over the past 18 years. nature, they like to lay around and sleep. They’re great To raise awareness of the program, photographer inner-city dogs, because they don’t need a big back yard. Josh Robenstone was commissioned to produce a photo As long as they’ve got a comfy bed they’re happy.” essay, Every Greyhound has a Story, which is on show at The program’s kennelling facilities are generally 524 Flinders Gallery this month. full, up to 60 greyhounds, with 40 or so undergoing “The work is all black and white, a decision made a three-week foster-care program. Darragh says the early in the process to hone the viewer in on the core foster carers help the dogs adjust to life off the track. “All relationships and emotions of the story. It is shot the dogs that enter our program, as long as they pass predominantly with natural light, raw and candid. assessment, will get a home. We will keep the dog for as Seeing the transition from the kennels at the GAP long as it takes until we find the right home for it.” \ email@example.com facility in Seymour to the homes where they were adopted was really important,” Robenstone says. » Every Greyhound Has A Story “While the kennels are fine and the greyhounds are 524 Flinders Gallery, March 14-20. Free entry. loved and cared for there, you could almost see the gap.grv.org.au gratitude in their eyes with their new owners, as if they www.depi.vic.gov.au/pets/dogs/greyhounds-inunderstood their predicament and were thankful for victoria being given an opportunity and taken into a home.”
Adopted: Kerry and Jolanda OosthuizenWalker with their greyhound Mouse (left), just one of the moving photographs in the Every Greyhound has a Story exhibition. (Josh Robenstone)
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From the moment you step through the front door you are greeted by a formal reception room, a perfect meeting place for your guests or business associates. The beautiful european Oak parquetry floors flow throughout the apartment, enhancing and confirming the exquisite quality and finishes throughout. Spreading over four sumptuous levels, offering unsurpassed living and entertaining with three serene garden terraces to enjoy. The magnificent family kitchen and dining room is the heart of the home with its generous size to accommodate plenty of room for the family and friends to sit around and enjoy watching the chefâ€™s culinary skills. The attention to detail will be sure to please even the most fastidious buyer. everything is integrated, two ovens, refrigerator, dishwasher, oversized gas cook top, insinkerator, a walk in pantry and an abundance of bench space.
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Three separate living zones and a formal dining room for those special occasions will impress your privileged guests. a wet bar and wine cellar completes the picture when entertaining. Three meticulously landscaped private outdoor terraces with quality sandstone tiles including a roof top terrace and private pool. Offers two side by side car parks on title. a PalaTial TRiBUTe TO ONeâ€™S achieVeMeNTS.
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gina Donazzan 0412 340 326 Mark connellan 0413 370 281 10007248-01-a13MarÂŠMMP
Four alluring bedrooms, all with excellent natural light and built in robes. The grand master bedroom is breathtakingly beautiful and a private serene retreat, with its own private landscaped terrace garden. his and hers walk in fully fitted robes boast beautiful quality custom cabinetry. The private ensuite has double basins and a separate bathroom with bathtub and toilet and another with separate shower - simply stunning. Four luxurious bathrooms in total and an additional powder room - this home is extraordinary.
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Melbourne 2505/265 Exhibition Street REGENCY TOWERS The very name of this Premier Five Star Residential Building reflects the luxury and lifestyle that has always been a constant offered to the privileged owners residing here. This beautiful north facing elegant apartment boasts the favourite and most highly desired floor plan. The finishes and thoughtfulness that have gone into creating this beautiful home is sure to please. The refined open plan living and entertaining area with private balconies, take in the beautiful views of the City Skyline and over the Carlton Gardens. The gourmet kitchen with gas cooking and an abundance of bench and storage space will please the chef. The 3 lavish bedrooms feature main with walk in robe and huge ensuite complete with bidet, a luxury main bathroom, a separate laundry and 2 car parks on title. The superb location makes for fast easy access in and out of the city. • Location • Security
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Inspect | By Appointment Contact | Gina Donazzan 0412 430 326 / Mark Connellan 0413 370 281
Expressions of Interest | Closing Friday 28th March 2014 at 2pm | $1.5 Mil+ Price
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Melbourne 15/30 Latrobe Street THE SEFTON – PERIOD PANACHE Set in this impressive and historic block of 17 only is everything you have been waiting for. An expansive floor area provides for the opportunity to enjoy as is or the perfect platform to renovate to your requirements. Three sumptuous bedrooms, two sparkling bathrooms, and excellent living / dining zones overlooking a quaint cobblestone laneway complete the package. An enviable position with Exhibition Gardens, Theatres, Lygon Street all at your door step. ASSURED CAPITOL GROWTH – WITH FLOOR AREA RARELY FOUND TODAY NOTE: • Large Secure Store Room on title
• Boutique Block
Saturday 5th April at 12 noon $620,000+
• Separate Laundry / Drying Room
| Thursday 13th 5-5:30pm & Saturday 15th 12-12:30pm | Mark Connellan 0413 370 281 / Gina Donazzan 0412 430 326
Melbourne 513/238 Flinders Lane CIRCA 1860 – FLINDERS LANE LOCALE Come and discover the beauty of this serene and secure apartment, set behind the rich Italianate façade of this historically significant building. With soaring ceiling heights and original wide baltic pine floorboards throughout and timber shutters, this lovely apartment will tick all the boxes. Well proportioned 73 m2 with two bedrooms (or 1 + study) and a generous living area this will be the one you have been waiting for. A dual access fully tiled bathroom with bathtub and Euro laundry too. Add the delightful Flinders Lane address with its proximity to so many wonderful cafés, bakery’s, restaurants and boutiques and its impossible not to love this highly desirable apartment and it’s highly sought after location. | |
Closing Friday 14th March 2pm $540,000+
| Thursday 13th 1-1:30pm | Gina Donazzan 0412 430 326 / Mark Connellan 0413 370 281 10007248-03-a13Mar©MMP
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PRAHRAN EAST \ 15 WynNstay Road This spectacular townhouse, five years old but in mint condition, employs traditional and modern materials in new and interesting ways. Architects McBride Charles Ryan have produced a luxurious, spacious house with a zoned floorplan. Beside the front door, a room with an adjacent bathroom could serve as a study or guest room. A central, open kitchen has a pantry, back-up kitchen and laundry. The kitchen, with wide white benches, has built-in European appliances. All living areas look over a north-facing courtyard and a solar-heated lap pool. In the entry, a central stair leads down to a three-car garage and a cellar and up to the accommodation floor. The main suite consists of a generous bedroom with balcony, a walk-in wardrobe and a luxurious bathroom with shower, twin basins and bath, all set in marble. Two other double bedrooms are planned around a study/sitting room, walk-in wardrobes, their own bathroom and even balconies of their own. Full use has been made of a deep site. At the northern end, a two-level structure provides a garage and storeroom at ground level (with access to a ROW) and a big studio and bathroom on the upper level. This last feature gives this property the level of accommodation houses havenâ€™t had for half a century. \ NEIL CLEREHAN
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Price \ $3.75 million +
Auction \ March 15 at noon
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Alexkarbon \ 9326 8883
Woodards \ 9347 1755
Price \ $800,000 +
Auction \ March 22 at 2pm
Price \ $2 million +
Auction \ March 22 at noon
The roof terrace on this house has views of the city, a historic church and the North Melbourne Town Hall clock. The solid brick Edwardian welcomes visitors with a lacework-garnished verandah. The roomy interior is freshly painted and was recently carpeted, yet offers scope for your own personal touch. Two big bedrooms are to the right of the wide entry hall. The central lounge room has a gas heater under an original timber mantel. The dining area has an open fireplace and lino floors and the adjoining galley-style kitchen is bright but basic. A third bedroom or study opens from the dining room. A clear-roofed vestibule at the rear links a bathroom with a shower over a blue bath, a laundry and a separate toilet. Out the back door, a metal-grate staircase climbs to that compact yet panoramic roof terrace. The double carport has easy rear access and the location is cosmopolitan, heavy on conveniences and close to Errol Street, Flagstaff Gardens, Queen Victoria Markets and Docklands. \ KAY KEIGHERY
Exceptional land size for the blue chip location and a rear right of way facilitating off-street parking for four cars give this property major scope for bigger things (STCA). The Rialto is visible from the front gate and rose gardens introduce the double-fronted, Victorian faĂ§ade. The front rooms are feature-rich, with high pressed-metal ceilings and open fireplaces, and splendid leadlight windows grace both bathrooms. Three bedrooms run off a wide central hallway with wooden fretwork. The huge main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and an en suite with a marble vanity. The main bathroom has a laundry nook and granite vanity. The open-plan (stainless-steel and granite) kitchen, meals and living area have marble-look floor tiles and a glass wall to a side garden. Adjoining this space is a vast, carpeted lounge with a wood heater. The second-storey bedroom has built-in wardrobes and is semi-open to the lounge below. Deep and mostly paved, the backyard has an in-ground spa and space for entertaining. Stroll to schools, shops, parks and trams. \ KAY KEIGHERY
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