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MAnnInGHAM elecTIOns The Victorian local government watchdog is investigating whether the Manningham council elections were compromised, following allegations that an “illegal” candidate was allowed to stand and influenced the result. Former mayor Bob Beynon slammed authorities for not stopping rival Mullum Mullum hopeful David Muscat contesting the October 26 election, despite knowing he received a conviction for an assault last year. Mr Muscat made international headlines last August when he was convicted of recklessly causing injury, following an incident where he attacked two Park Orchards neighbours. He was also convicted of obscene display in a public place after he erected a statue in his front yard of a hand making a rude gesture. The Local Government Act states that a person convicted of an offence that carries a five-year jail term – such as recklessly causing injury – is not eligible to contest local government elections for seven years. Mr Beynon said he was denied a spot on the new council because preferences directed to Meg Downie from Mr Muscat meant she was elected instead of him. He called for the result

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templeStoWe aND DoNcaSter Burglars broke into three restaurants in Manningham late on October 28, police report. The door of a café on Anderson Street, Templestowe, was forced open and the office ransacked. Later, a Templestowe Chinese restaurant was broken into. The following morning, a pizza shop on Village Avenue, Doncaster, also reported a burglary. In all instances, cash was stolen. Detective Sergeant Bill Chrisant said police believed the burglaries were linked and asked that anyone with information to contact Doncaster police on 8841 3999. \ DONVALE

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elections bring fresh blood to councils years. “I will be a new person with a fresh approach and ideas to share when we’re making decisions,” she said. Councillors Robert Chong, Helen Harris, Andrew Munroe, Raylene Carr, Sharon Ellis, Ben Stennett and Philip Daw were re-elected. Meanwhile in Manningham, newly elected councillors have vowed to end the infighting and personal attacks that have plagued the council for years. Six new faces were voted in at the October 26 elections, forming a council comprising five women and four men. The 2012 mayor, Geoff Gough, his deputy, Jennifer Yang, and Mullum Mullum councillor Meg Downie were returned. Grace La Vella was the only councillor not returned. The new councillors in Mullum Mullum ward are former Donvale Ratepayers Association president Paul McLeish and Park Orchards resident Sophy Galbally. Cr McLeish said planning would be one of the key issues he would focus on. “If the minister Matthew Guy’s zoning reforms come through, planning will be the most significant changes to Manningham,” he said.

Koonung Ward will have three councillors for the first time since Jessica Villareal quit the council on May 25, blaming its “toxic environment” for her departure. Town planner Stephen O’Brien and businesswoman Dot Haynes will join Jessica Yang in Koonung ward, which takes in the city’s busiest development areas. Ms Haynes, who has attended most council meetings for the past six years and has been a regular critic of Manningham Council, said she was looking to “clean the place up”. “They need to turn up with a new perspective. It needs to not be about personality but about policy,” she said. “Planning rules need to be clearer, so do the available community services, especially for the elderly and disabled.” In Heide ward, Cr Gough will be joined by Michelle Kleinert and Jim Grivokostopoulos. Manningham’s new councillors will be sworn in and a new mayor elected on Thursday night. \ KRISTIAN SILVA

PerMits PerMitting \ Whitehorse council has received a planning application for a four-storey, 19-apartment building with an underground car park at 6 Queen Street, Blackburn. The application was lodged with the council on September 19. \

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Whitehorse has a new mayor after Andrew Munroe was elected unopposed by the new council last Wednesday night. The 49-year-old telecommunications engineer, who has lived in Whitehorse all his life and joined the council in 2008, described his role as ‘‘the pinnacle of community service’’. Mr Munroe is joined on the council by three new councillors following last month’s municipal elections. In a shock result, former mayor Mark Lane was dumped in favour of Whitehorse Residents and Ratepayers Association president Bill Bennett. Forest Hill resident Denise Massoud replaced Bill Pemberton, and Andrew Davenport unseated John Koutras. Mr Bennett, who has criticised the council for “excessive rate rises”, said he would be critically assessing Whitehorse programs. Mr Davenport, a Liberal member who contested the 2008 Whitehorse election, said he was committed to supporting responsible planning, and elderly and childhood services. Ms Massoud said she thought the council had served the community well in recent

Could you divide 228,495,329 by 221 without a calculator? For 12-year-old maths whiz Adam Bardrick, it’s a walk in the park. In September, the grade 6 pupil at Donvale Primary School beat 134,5700 other Victorian students in the Commonwealth Bank Australian Maths Challenge and scored fifth-highest nationally in the two-part competition. “I like solving hard problems and like to be very challenged. Sometimes the class work is a bit too easy,” Adam says. “I wasn’t expecting to do so well. When I saw I was going ahead it just got me more excited.” Adam, who says he wants to be a maths teacher when he’s older, also loves sport and plays soccer, football, tennis and does athletics. \



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CENTRE UPGRADE The state government will spend $200,000 to improve footpaths, signage, lighting and disability access at Doncaster’s Jackson Court Shopping Centre. This will be added to $350,000 already promised by Manningham Council. The works are expected to begin next year. The funding is a boost to the centre’s traders, who have spent much of the year campaigning for a supermarket to be built – plans that were shelved when Woolworths, which leases the Dan Murphy’s Jackson Court site, threatened to sue the council. \ PERMITS PERMITTING An application for a $45 million apartment complex of 308 apartments at 180-200 Reynolds Road, Doncaster East, was lodged with Manningham Council on October 22. \

It was challenging and intriguing, inspirational and frustrating, fulfilling and amusing, all at various times. One of the most important rewards I gleaned from being on council was getting to know and understand the community better. I am now looking forward to further developing friendships and acquaintances established over my two terms. Moving forward is exciting for me and a whole new world has opened up. I probably would not have recognised this had I remained on council. Thanks to everyone who has supported me, I look forward to seeing you now as citizen Grace. GRace la vella \ foRmeR manninGham councilloR



A controversial sewage treatment plant in the middle of residential Doncaster on the agenda following the release is back Evironmental Protection Authority of an report, which supports the proposal. The plant, proposed by Yarra Valley Water for a site on Tram Road Reserve, was rejected by Manningham councillors in August after intense lobbying by local residents. But the EPA study, which began councillors’ decision, opens the before the way for Yarra Valley Water to use compulsory acquisition laws to take control of the 600-square-metre site and overrule the council’s decision. While the EPA does not have the green light the plant, its approval power to is necessary before the plans can go ahead. Despite residents’ fears that the be unsafe, the EPA said it would plant would approve Yarra Valley Water’s design on the condition that a second carbon filter be installed at the plant to prevent odours escaping in case of a malfunction. The EPA also required that other “fail-safe mechanisms” be improved to ensure any malfunctions would be detected immediately. Yarra Valley Water welcomed the EPA report and was “reviewing our options on

Angry: Doncaster residents, including Fiona Scott (centre), are fighting a proposed sewage plant slated to be built near treatment their homes. (KRISTIAN SCOTT)

how to proceed”, said Sam Austin, sustainable development manager.

“The decision by the EPA demonstrates that the proposals for the recycled water treatment plant were sound,” he said. “The more we do this for new developments

and urban renewal projects across the better placed Melbourne will Melbourne, be for managing inevitable future droughts.” But a group of about 200 nearby residents has argued that the proposed plant, located only 22 metres from the nearest home, poses

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fighting the good fight, Doncaster (‘‘Residents rally against sewage plant’’, TWR, October 31). So the on-again-off-again sewage treatment plant looks like it’s on again thanks to a report by the EPA. The EPA and Yarra Valley Water might think the plant will be safe and quiet, but they’re not the ones who are going to have to live with the consequences if they’re wrong. When will our utilities and the government departments, who are paid to serve us, start listening to what people actually want? Power to the people. Joan \ DoncasTeR


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hoarding danger ■ I read with a heavy heart your story about the dangers presented by obsessive hoarding, particularly in the event of fire – not just to the hoarders themselves but also to emergency services personnel who may be called (TWR, October 24). I’m pleased to hear that a specialised self-help

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group is on its way to help people whose lives are controlled and limited by hoarding. But surely there is a bigger, more insidious problem here. Many of the people we might call hoarders are elderly and lonely; I can’t help thinking that if they had friends or family who checked on them from time to time and perhaps even offered to lend a helping hand around the house, tragedies such as the death of the elderly woman in Blackburn North might be avoided. GRace \ BlackBuRn noRTh





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aybe it’s all Benny Hill’s fault. There must be cleaned up since “the mistakes of the past”, because “the an episode somewhere in that timeless series past” continues to dog almost every Tour, every year. It that once featured the now-classic phrase of was only 2010 when Tour winner Alberto Contador was the archetypal Inspector Plod as he attempts to divert stripped of his victory and handed a two-year ban after attention from some unspeakable scene of carnage or having been found guilty of doping. Contador is one disaster: “Nothing to see here! Move along!” It’s part of of only five cyclists to win the three Grand Tours – the the language now – as ineffective as it is risible. Tour de France, the Giro d’Italia and I heard something of that rather lame attempt Spain’s Vuelta. That feat in itself now looks a at distraction when I read of Australian racing suspicious achievement. We will champion and Tour de France winner Cadel Evans speaks with the guilelessness of the stare long Evans pleading with cycling fans not to lose truly innocent – of course the sport looks and hard at faith in the sport following the revelations cleaned up to him: how can you talk about this sport of disgraced cylist Lance Armstong as a what you don’t know? But he also reflects an long-time drug cheat. Evans said the media intransigent defensiveness that, for me, is now reaction to the news had been “very hysterical” the defining characteristic of this most tainted and that the sport had learnt from the mistakes of sport, a sport I have faithfully followed and loved – the past and was now on a level playing field. Then this and doubted – for so many years. zinger: “It is difficult to deal with at the moment but let’s Despite drug cheats being caught and thrown out, move on and look to the future.” Hmmm – where have deaths on mountaintops from excessive drug use, we heard that before? “Darling – it’s all in the past! Let’s and wins that bordered on the unbelievable, virtually not dwell on all that – let’s look to the future!” everyone inside and outside the sport angrily pushed I’m sorry, but I don’t know what Evans is talking away any suggestion that cycling was Lycra thigh-deep about. It’s perfectly clear that the sport has not been in ampoules, vials, blood bags and IV drips.

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For years I have turned to my husband at the end of every stage, with the same question every time, as Armstrong rode across the line at top speed, straight to his waiting caravan, where he was whisked inside, the door firmly closed behind him. “Why does he do that every single day if he has nothing to hide?” My questioning became tedious, eliciting eye rolls from all who heard it. I now feel sick anger and dispiriting vindication in equal measure. That the doping was going on in that caravan, in the dark, and literally an arm’s length away from cameras and journalists and thousands of adoring, trusting fans is staggering. The man may have had testicular cancer, but talk about balls. The rush to insist that we move on and to deny us the room to speak of betrayal and hurt is arrogance of … well, of cycling proportions – no one quite does untouchable like a world cycling champion. But their cries to us of moving on and looking away won’t work: we will stare long and hard at this sport – in anger, in disgust – and world cycling will have to stare right back through their cool reflector lenses and take it. \

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s the daughter of celebrated Australian painter Charles Blackman, 30-year-old Bertie Blackman certainly knows how to stand her ground when it comes to art. She won an ARIA award for her third album Secrets And Lies in 2009, is a dedicated illustrator and has just released her fourth studio album, Pope Innocent X. If X marks the spot, then Blackman has hit the jackpot. Her new record is fantastical and childlike in wonder, but superbly paints a picture of a woman who has come into her own. Pope Innocent X gets its name from a 1953 painting by Francis Bacon titled Study after Velázquez’s Portrait of Pope Innocent X. The renowned Irish-born artist lived in the same building as Blackman’s father Charles in London in the 1950s. While Charles never spoke of the experience with his daughter, she knew there was a connection that went back some 60 years. Bacon’s painting is an interpretation of an original religious work by Spanish artist Diego Velázquez. Just as Bacon’s art questioned authority and conjured notions of horror and fantasy, so too does Blackman’s latest musical exploration. “I grew an appreciation for Francis Bacon’s work through my dad. He is one of his favourite painters. He is someone I have come to appreciate on my own as well, having explored many of his works. I find him constantly intriguing,” says Blackman.

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“It’s quite a horrifying image,” she says. “I instantly connected with the Pope, who is being caught in the veil. It’s about being drawn into another world. For me, the story is about parts of my childhood. It’s about lost worlds and my imagination. When you’re a kid, horror is not what you think it is now. When you’re a child it has an innocent violence to it. The album is my spin on what the image did to me, how it made me feel, and just like Bacon, I put it out there.” Bacon’s Study after Velazquez’s Portrait of Pope Innocent X has been hailed a masterpiece. He became obsessed with the original 1650 painting between 1951 and 1965 and painted 45 variations of the subject. Eight years ago, Bertie Blackman emerged with an indie folk single Favourite Jeans taken from an independently released debut titled Headway. She was new on the scene and gained a solid following, thanks to shows she played regularly at various inner-Sydney venues. By the time she made her second album Black in 2006, it didn’t take long for her to become a Triple J favourite. It was more grunge than folk and confidently saw the singer take on a new musical direction. Then came the award-winning Secrets and Lies three years later – an album that embraced a new way yet again, this time dark synths, keyboards and off-kilter tracks – streams of dreamy pop born from the waters that blessed the sounds of Bjork and Radiohead. Pope Innocent X sees her explore the dark side once again – think Siouxsie and the Banshees’ dark electro synth meets the kookiness of Kate Bush. Blackman decided to write her new album over a 12-month period. She went to Chicago and rented an apartment because it was cheaper to do that overseas than it was in Melbourne, and spent a further 2½ months at The Blackman Hotel in St Kilda Road – a hotel named after her father. In hindsight, it was a weird experience for an artist trying to find her own creative voice – especially seeing her dad’s works everywhere she looked. “When I got back to Australia after being in the States I thought it was good to get an artist’s residency at my father’s hotel,” says Blackman of her bright idea. “But it was quite confronting once I got in there. It was weird being surrounded by his work in such a commercialised sense. You know, waking up and there’s Alice staring at you through the bathroom glass and seeing his paintings down every hall. It was very much about me facing my past. It was definitely an interesting space to write in and it was a far more emotional experience than I expected it to be. It really did help shape the record, to be honest.” Facing the demons is one way of describing what happened next. Blackman recalls a robbery that took place at their family home when she was aged seven. She remembers the intruder tearing the phone from the wall and using the cord to tie up her mother (Genevieve de Couvreur). The intruder continued to rampage through the house and take what he wanted. The song Hide And Seek is a true account of what she saw with her own eyes that evening. “I remember that feeling of fright as a child but also curiosity about what was unfolding,” says Blackman, who grew up in Sydney before moving to Melbourne a few years ago. “I was completely petrified of what was happening,” she says of witnessing the robbery. “But when I started to write that song for this album, I wanted to turn the chorus into a kid’s game and use the verse to tell the story from the point of view of the intruder. All the songs on this album are based on true stories. I don’t feel the record is self-absorbed as a result. It’s the truest I have been to myself this far in my career.” Blackman’s mother – also an artist – was 19 when she married Charles Blackman, who at the time was 49. The pair stayed together from 1978 and 1985. They have two

“I really like the idea of being able to pack my belongings in two suitcases, walk out and not care about what I leave behind.” children together – Bertie, who was born in 1982, and a son, Felix, now an architect, who came along two years later. Her mother has since remarried and works as an artist in Tasmania. It was Blackman’s mother who heard her daughter sing in the family garage in her teens and encouraged her to pursue singing. “My mum commented that I had a beautiful voice. I never thought about it like that. I liked to sing on my own, but I was very shy and it never came up as a possibility of something to pursue,” says Blackman. That led to her picking up her younger brother’s guitar and writing songs. It was a natural step and seemed an obvious one given that her father was self-taught too. “From dad’s point of view, it was important for me to be a visual artist rather than a musician,” says Blackman. “He still lectures me through his dementia, saying I should be at the conservatorium. I’m like dad, I don’t need to do that, I am doing quite well on my own. He is self-taught, so I don’t know where that thinking is coming from. But my mum has always been supportive. I haven’t known my father as a parental figure through any of my music career. My mum has been the primary driver and inspiration and my rock.”


hadow Chasers is about her relationship with her father. The song opens with the lyrics: “I always thought you were a friend or at least you would pretend.” Blackman says she’s cut close to the bone and simply tells it like it is. “It also feels really right to say that at this point in my life,” she says. “I love that there is deep meaning in the songs and I hope when people listen to them they can find their own parallels. I guess now that I am older I am looking back on those formative years and finally able to comment about my experiences of what it was like as a kid for me.” Charles Blackman suffers from Korsakoff’s syndrome – a memory malfunction associated with years of heavy drinking. He no longer drinks and lives in his rented family home. Blackman still visits her dad, but says she’s closer to her mother. The album’s first single Mercy Killer, with all its textured pop hooks, has a cheeky message to share. It’s a confession by Blackman, who admits she deleted a text from someone else’s phone and never told them. It’s about snooping where you shouldn’t, reading what isn’t meant for you and changing the plot along the way. “We have all done stuff like that but I hope it’s something people can relate to in a similar way,” she says of the album that was produced by composer François Tétaz (Gotye, Architecture in Helsinki, Sally Seltmann), who first teamed with Bertie on Secrets and Lies. For the first time in her career, Blackman has decided

to illustrate the images that come with the CD booklet. “I am bringing my visual art into the album, and I am comfortable with that,” says Blackman, who has only ever exhibited her illustrations for a charity event at Mossgreen Gallery in South Yarra in 2009. “The album feels textural and tactile and you can feel and see where the stories are coming from with the inclusion of the drawings.” To look at Blackman, you can see facial expressions that are identical to her father’s. That cherubic face, sparkling eyes and an artistic swagger that comes naturally. In fact, when you log on to her website, the mischievous artist encourages you to join cult “BB” – a cheeky take on her desire to put you under her spell. That voodoo spell comes through on the album cover art that features her photographed up close. It’s tribal in spirit – a decadent mix of 1920s Spanish horror meets Manga as per Blackman’s request. “I love that image,” she says. “It’s very surreal and real.” Blackman describes herself as someone who lives a solitary life. When she first moved to Melbourne she stuck close to relatives in Glen Iris. She had a shot at living in St Kilda but it reminded her too much of the Cross and now calls Richmond home. She’s quite happy with few possessions, adores her cat Ulfi and bird Katie, keeps her musical instruments close and treasures paintings her father gave her. “Mum would always say I didn’t really care for things as a kid. When she would ask me to tidy up my room, I would throw things in the bin,” she says. “I really like the idea of being able to pack my belongings in two suitcases, walk out and not care about what I leave behind.” Blackman knew that pursuing a music career was never going to be easy, but she didn’t exactly grow up thinking otherwise. Pope Innocent X is all about taking risks, following her heart and delivering a unique musical record. “You know, my mum is a painter and so is my dad. From them both I learnt the lesson early to always stay true to who you are and make the best art you possibly can,” she says. “I never had any icing on the cake or sugary perspective of what it was like to be an artist. They told me it would be a challenge to work for yourself. Watching my parent’s work through their artistic financial ups and downs showed me doing this was never going to be an easy way to live your life. It’s not the most glamorous, but that’s not why I chose this path.” \ » Pope Innocent X is out through Universal Music we welcome your feedback @ november 7, 2012 \ The weekly review 11

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lmost everything at The Meatball & Wine Bar is likeable – from the balls to the wine, the staff and the sultry, mod-urban space. So I’m going to start with a gripe. Scrupulously considered food based around fabulous produce should not be served with bog-standard bread (some kind of bland, dried out focaccia). Particularly fine hand-crafted charcuterie and cheese served with said bread as its primary accompaniment. Artisan bread suppliers of Melbourne, pick up the phone. Better to talk about the balls, and all. The Meatball & Wine Bar opened about 10 weeks ago. It’s a first restaurant for director Matteo Bruno (Big Mamma’s Boy and Stefano’s Cooking Paradiso, aired on LifeStyle Food), who has shrewdly identified an unexplored niche in Melbourne’s dining scene (who knew there was one?). If you can see the next, feel free to run your idea by me. Meatball bars could yet pop up like Mexican cantinas. Bruno is working on a new show for LifeStyle, Ask the Butcher, which will feature Australian chefs who sound as though they will be invited to provide “guest” meatball recipes for Bruno’s restaurant. Top multitasking. The space is a cross between that Melbourne glossy-magazine look that’s working its way along Flinders Lane and a New York dinner-cum-bar – although the brief was apparently a New York butchery. There are posters of meat cuts on the wall and there’s an oddball, but cute, installation that features hanging meats and toy plastic cows. Just in case you missed mine, ball puns are omnipresent here too. The menu’s loaded with them and patrons add their own, finding them funnier with each glass of wine from a list that features a breezy collection of Australian and Italian varietals, a cool grappa selection, plus beers, ciders and spirits. The service is fun too, with that “we work in a new, trendy place and we are thrilled to be here vibe” – and the honest enthusiasm is catching. The menu, inspired by Bruno’s northern-Italian family’s meatball recipes, features a selection of cured meats and artisan cheeses, plus balls made from pork, beef, chicken, fish and vegetables. Brendon Jones (ex-Hotel Spencer) is working marvels with mince. Each plate of balls features three 60-gram spheres; the beef made of pasture-fed O’Connor Black Angus from Gippsland, the market fish and vegetable varieties vary. Choose your balls and sauce – Italian tomato, creamy white, or pesto. Then add something for them to sit on – potato smash, homemade pasta sheets, Italian beans, polenta or the day’s green-vegetable selection. Chicken balls, made from free-range Lilydale chicken, retain superb texture and are blended with pistachios, muscatels and parmesan. Served with the pesto salsa verde, they were dense and satisfying, needing no accompaniment, but could have had a little more of the well-made, bright sauce. Pork balls, made from Byron Bay Kurobuta pork, were given finesse with fennel, sage and orange and worked divinely with our choice of creamy polenta and

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white sauce. The meat’s consistency again was a feature and its density enhanced the subtle flavourings. With this sort of menu carte blanche you are always left wondering what other combinations would have worked (or what you’d try next time). But it’s the balls, all gluten-free and without padding such as onion, that shine – as expected in a venue using this moniker. There are also sliders, served as a trio of balls on mini brioche buns and heroes, three balls on a ciabatta roll. Hopefully that bread is better. The charcuterie selection – ours was very fine prosciutto di San Daniele, sourced by Sydney butcher Victor Churchill – includes capocollo and fennel or truffle salami. They can be served solo, or as a foursome on a sharing board. It’s the same deal with the mozzarella selection, from That’s Amore Cheese in Donnybrook. The board of three features fior di latte,

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Balenciaga Florabotanica Eau de Parfum, (50ml, $125) the latest from the house of Balenciaga developed by Olivier Polge and Jean-Christophe Hérault and fronted by starlet Kristen Stewart. It is a concoction of mint, carnation, hybrid rose, caladium leaves, amber and vetiver – fresh floral, alluring and very interesting.

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Guerlain Complexion Divas Météorites Perles Du Dragon (illuminating powder, $115) and Météorites Wulong (pressed powder, $280) are the twin-powered decadence for touch-ups. Each imparts the legendary silkiness of the famed Guerlain Météorites range – pure indulgence.

Tom Ford Fall Color Collection 2012 Eye Color Quad in Emerald and Enchanted ($100 each) are sexiness incarnate, the colours ooze the sultry heydays of Studio 54 with a jolt of the now – totally in love.

Encounter Calvin Klein Eau de Toilette (100ml, $120) – this much-anticipated men’s fragrance is every bit sexy and captivating. Developed by Honorine Blanc and Pierre Negrin, it masterfully blends pepper, Egyptian jasmine, patchouli, cognac, oud, Atlas cedar and musk to impart one memorable scent.

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Neutrogena Wet Skin Sunscreen Spray SPF 30+ ($14.95) is an industry first, unlike other sunscreens that whiten and drip off when applied to wet skin; this is designed to be applied directly to wet skin. Of course you should follow instructions and apply regularly, as with all sunscreens. \

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WorKshoPs & seminars BALLOONOLOGY FOR ALL OCCASIONS WITH MICHAEL THE BALLOONLOGIST If your jokes aren’t getting the desired reaction or you just need a new party trick, Michael the Balloonist can help you out. In this two-hour session, he will have you learning the basic balloon twisting techniques including the lock twist, loops and ears. Next, you will be creating dogs, swans and hats, which should have the whole family in fits. ■ Bennettswood Neighbourhood House, 7 Greenwood Street, Burwood. November 12, 1-3pm & November 15, 7-9pm. 9888 0234

CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS WORKSHOP Impress your friends and family with homemade Christmas decorations. You’ll be taught how to make a range of different shapes out of recycled materials. So bring some old curtains or vintage fabric and make an angel from scratch to give as a gift or hang on the Christmas tree. ■ Koonung Cottage Community House, 109 Koonung Road, Blackburn North. November 14, 1-3pm. 9878 6632


SUB-TROPICAL EDIBLES IN MELBOURNE The unpredictable nature of Melbourne’s climate might fool you into thinking common stone fruits are the most exotic fruits willing to grow in our cooler temperatures. But landscape co-ordinator Ryan Young will prove you wrong in this class by showing you the many different varieties that can grow and how to care for them so they flourish. He has 25 years experience in the horticultural industry and has an infectious zest for all things green. ■ Bulleen Art & Garden,

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many other festive characters. He’ll be parading through the centre from 11am before settling into his Christmas throne where he’ll remain until Christmas Eve. There will be plenty of opportunities for photos and for the children to share their Christmas wish lists. Westfield Doncaster bus stop entry, 619 Doncaster Road, Doncaster. November 10, 11am-12pm. 9848 1699 BOX HILL NORTH PRIMARY SCHOOL FAIR The school fair season continues. This one won’t disappoint with camel rides, a treasure hunt, student talent shows, live bands, amusement rides, trash’n’treasure and face painting. There will be a market, food stalls and a bar so you can grab some lunch or dinner and stick around until the fireworks go off at 8.30pm. ■ Box Hill North Primary School, Elizabeth Street, Box Hill North. November 10, 1-8.30pm. 9890 5023 MANNINGHAM MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL This is the council’s biggest community event of the year. They’re celebrating the assortment

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NOLAN & THE TRUE BEGINNINGS OF THE KELLY PAINTINGS Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly series was fraught with anger and lust. He began the paintings at Heide, the home of John and Sunday Reed, and completed the series with input from Sunday, with whom he was having an affair. The series of 27 paintings remained at Heide when the artist left the house in emotionally charged circumstances. Sunday Reed not only refused to leave her husband for the artist, but also later refused to return 25 of the 27 paintings. Volunteer guide Elle Hanson will take you through the story of this famous series, from inception in the dining room of Heide I, to its storage at the Doll’s House, to the gallery wall. ■ Heide Museum of Modern Art, 7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen. November 13, 2pm. 9850 1500

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’ve only ever been chauffeur-driven once. It was a terrible letdown. There I was in the rear seat of a long-wheelbase Bentley behind a guy in a peaked cap who was acting upon my every instruction, and I discovered a cut-glass port decanter and matching glasses behind a small wooden door that hinged down to form a little table. There were two problems. First, it wasn’t even lunchtime, and second, the damn thing was empty. Ho hum. Decanters are one of the most popular back-seat options among the rich and famous. Rolls-Royce has released figures showing that more than half the buyers of its Ghost (that’s the cheap Rolls-Royce, meaning you usually get enough change for a six-pack out of $1 million) and 80 per cent of Phantom buyers (think a mill-and-a-half plus) order what the company terms “bespoke personalisation”. This can consist of anything from decanters, unique paint and upholstery, cigar humidors and picnic baskets to the removal of the back seat and its replacement with wooden pens for the transport of prize-winning rams. That last one may just be an urban myth, but the story circulated around the Western District squattocracy for years. I once asked Rolls-Royce about it but the company pleaded rolls-royce bespoke four-person picnic set client confidentiality. The personalisation boom has led to a doubling of employees in the bespoke division, where the completed car is sent for The Italians have taken personalisation to new heights. its custom fit-out. When this is added to the fact that Were you to tot up every paint, upholstery and trim Rolls-Royce experienced record sales last year, things combination available for your new Ferrari or in Goodwood could be said to be going splendidly. Maserati you’d come out somewhere north of Of course, Of course, custom work takes time, but custom work $4 million, and that wouldn’t even include the Rolls-Royce buyers never seem to be in a hurry. heritage colours they offer from their colour archives. takes time Ditto Ferrari buyers, however fast they may drive. Or you can order your own colour. Take in a When they are ordering, well, historically they’ve swatch of fabric and the Italian paint maestros will been known to wait years, and even then wind up with match it exactly and suggest complementary colours for a different model from the one they ordered. the interior.

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Of course, things can go wrong. There’s a famous story in the Sydney motor industry about a special-order Porsche that specified colours so frightful that the factory checked them twice. It was yellow and its bright-blue upholstery had gold piping. The problem arose when its buyer died while it was on the ship to Australia. The dealer was stuck with it; even his wife wouldn’t take it. Then a clever salesman took it to the Parramatta Leagues Club and sold it the same night. Team colours. \

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Education \ There are routines and skills that children need to learn at home before they are ready for primary school, writes ANGELA ALLAN.


efore sending your child to primary school for the first time there are things that need to be in place at home, says renowned education consultant Katy Walker. Walker, founder of Early Life Foundations, says that before starting school, children benefit from learning independence skills, such as dressing themselves, carrying their own bag and becoming familiar with routines. “We often encourage parents to establish some routines – getting themselves dressed, making their own bed, packing their own bag – and, in the evening, make sure there is a regular bedtime and read stories together before bed.” Lisa Joseph, a prep transition co-ordinator at Eltham East Primary School, agrees routines can help with the structured pace of school life. “A routine is important so the child knows the things they need to do before they leave and when they get home from school, but you also need to be careful not to put too much into their world. They need time to be still and quiet and just play.” Play is a big part of developing a strong vocabulary, but Walker encourages parents to do this in a friendly, natural way – engaging the child in conversation at the dinner table with no distractions or having them read stop signs or cars’ number plates while in the car.

“Parents often think preparation involves having their child recite the alphabet and we say that’s not part of preparation for school,” says Walker. “It’s actually more making literacy and numeracy fun and real; we don’t want children to be scared of reading and writing because they’ve been forced to do it over the Some summer holidays before school starts.” children spend Walker says separation anxiety is another a second year issue that may need attention before a child at kinder enters school. “If they had separation anxiety in pre-school, it’s a good idea for the parents to talk to the school ahead of time and work out a strategy that would be helpful to the child.” While children mature at varying rates, there is no proven difference in school readiness between boys and girls. But social maturity and confidence are factors starting school. The main thing for [assessing] readiness when deciding whether a child is ready to start school, is emotional and social maturity; it’s not so much says Joseph. academic ability.’’ “We want children to be confident when they come Natasha Elkington, director and teacher of and confident in their ability to learn,’’ she says. ‘‘Being four-year-old kinder at Briar Hill Pre-School, says able to be social and talk to the teacher about things there is a trend towards having children spend a second they like or have a conversation about the character in year at kinder because parents are more aware of the the book are important signs the child is socially ready importance of social maturity on the child’s confidence for school.’’ and self-care skills. Walker adds: “Some boys need an extra year before ‘‘Children that go on to school who aren’t emotionally

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dIary dates campus tours & events OUr Lady Of SiOn COLLege \ BOx HiLL Runs its final tour for 2012 on November 12 at 9am. To register your attendance, call the college on 9890 9097. Application for enrolment for year 7, 2014, closes on Friday, March 1, 2013. 1065 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill. yarra VaLLey grammar \ Middle and senior school tour November 26, junior school tour November 28, and early learning centre tour November 29. All tours begin at 9.30am. Yarra Valley Grammar, Kalinda Road, Ringwood. Call the admissions office on 9262 7700. eLtHam COLLege \ eLtHam Action tour, all year levels, November 16. Starts 9am. No bookings required. Personal tours on request. 1660 Main Road, Research. Call 9437 1421 or visit

ready find they can’t cope with the social aspects, even with all their language and mathematical knowledge,’’ says Elkington. “The social and emotional aspect will impact on them later in life.’’ The decision to send children to school can’t be just based on their age, says Elkington. ‘‘Parents come into kinder and ask teachers to make the decision, but it has to be parents who make the decision, and we want what’s best for them both.’’ \

LOyOLa COLLege \ WatSOnia A Catholic co-educational secondary school, the final “Learn about Loyola” morning tours for 2012 are 9.15-11am on November 12 and December 3. This includes morning tea with the principal. Bookings essential. 325 Grimshaw Street, Watsonia. Call community liaison, Maureen Lonsdale, 9433 0228.

OUr Lady Of merCy COLLege \ HeideLBerg Last twilight school tour this year is November 20, 4.30-6pm. 52 Cape Street, Heidelberg. Bookings: call reception on 9459 2511. KingSWOOd COLLege \ Middle and senior school tour November 1, 9.30-10.30am; early learning centre and junior school tour November 13, 9.30-10.30am. 355 Station Street, Box Hill. Call 9896 1700. iVanHOe grammar SCHOOL \ PLenty Campus scholarship information evening 7.30-9.30pm, November 20, 730 Bridge Inn Road, Mernda; and Buckley House campus tour 9-10.30am, November 23, The Ridgeway, Ivanhoe. Call 9490 3426. trinity grammar \ KeW Founders’ Day Fair, November 18. 10.30am4.30pm 40 Charles Street, Kew. 9854 3600. Siena COLLege \ CamBerWeLL Open morning and tour, 9.30-11am, December 7. 815 Riversdale Road, Camberwell. Bookings: Santa maria COLLege \ nOrtHCOte Tour, 9am, November 19. 50 Separation Street, Northcote. Bookings essential. Call 9489 7644


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hile most year 12 students are diving into exams this month, Mont Albert’s Darcy Taylor is hitting the pool for diving of a different kind. Taylor, 18, is one of Australia’s most promising young divers and recently showcased his talent at the World Junior Diving Championships in Adelaide, winning two bronze medals.

Taylor trains up to nine times a week

“The home crowd made it pretty fun and special,” says Taylor. “It was exhilarating, probably the biggest crowd I’ve dived in front of. I was pretty nervous, the adrenalin was pumping but I was able to keep it together.” Taylor claimed his first medal in the three-metre individual springboard, finishing just five points shy of the silver medal. His second podium finish was in the three-metre synchronised springboard with teammate Matthew Barnard. It was Taylor’s second world championships after competing in the 2008 event in Aachen, Germany. ‘‘I was only 14 then so I was in the bottom age of the bottom age group, but, nevertheless, I had a good experience there,’’ he says. This year he won three golds at the Australian

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Junior Championships, picked up gold and silver at championships in Britain and Malaysia, and claimed bronze at the 2009 World Youth Games in Sydney. Taylor started diving 11 years ago, after he was spotted by a diving coach at Surrey Park following one of his regular swimming lessons. “I’d jump off the diving boards at the end of my session, just for a bit of a thrill, and the diving coach there asked me if I’d like to try one day,” he says. “Then I got picked up by the high-performance squad in 2006, and that’s when I moved into the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre and took it a bit more seriously.” Taylor is coached by former Olympian Mathew Helm and trains up to nine times a week, fitting in 28 hours of diving training around his year 12 commitments at Trinity College. Because of an old thumb injury he has focused on the springboard ahead of the platform disciplines. “I took some time off from platform because it was bad for my thumb, and then I guess I excelled on the springboard and never looked back,” Taylor says. “I do hope to get back into platform one day, though.” With his junior championship days over, Taylor’s eyes are firmly focused on the 2016 Olympics in Rio, as well as several other international tournaments. “It’s [Rio] definitely a goal of mine and hopefully over the next four years I can gain some valuable experience that will help me,” Taylor says. “The Commonwealth Games would be exciting. I’d love to make that team, and the world championships in 2013 and 2015.” With a strong interest in commerce and real estate, Taylor has some big decisions to make concerning his future education, but he’s confident he will be able to continue to juggle the demands of university and diving. “There’s a lot of options, so hopefully I can find something that will work for both.” \ EwEn McRaE

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is also for people who like to read. Three wall-mounted bookshelves stand in the formal lounge, with two of them flanking the open fireplace. The book-filled lounge room on the right side of the tiled entry is one of the first features you encounter when you walk into the house. To the left of the entry is a hallway that leads to a study and a powder room with a shower. The lounge opens to the formal dining room, which has a door to the patio and another to the fabulous kitchen and the family rooms. It seems appropriate that, in this foodie’s house, the walls are shades of mocha, with the exception of a highlight section in the dining room, which has turquoise wallpaper. Bathrooms are all fully tiled and fitted out with luscious, oval Kohler sinks set on shiny chromed frames with curved railings. The main bathroom has a bath in the same style and two dressing areas. Multipane windows in almost every room are an element of design followed through by the use of multipaned kitchen cabinet doors. Even the light fittings above the island bench are set in a rectangular frame with multiple panes. Outside, the garden is planned to provide colour throughout the year, the vendor says. It is also a scented garden, with a row of magnolias providing fragrance in the back garden and a row of gardenias doing scent duty in the front. Lawn is restricted to a patch beside the swimming pool and two circular areas in the front garden. This part of Templestowe feels like country, quiet and serene, but is well serviced by schools and shops. It has come a long way from being apple and pear orchards established by pioneering fruit growers of the Serpell family. A road and primary school bear that name. \ SIEW-CHING GOH




Jellis Craig \ 9851 3888

Price \ $1.1 million – $1.2 million

Auction \ November 10 at 11am

Fast facts \ A renovated house with classic and contemporary touches; multiple living areas; open fireplace in the formal lounge and family room; five bedrooms upstairs (two with en suites); two walk-in dressing areas in the main bedroom and built-in wardrobes in the other bedrooms; large outdoor terrace upstairs; an even larger, covered outdoor entertainment area downstairs; solar-heated in-ground pool and spa; attic storage; easy-care garden front and back; close to Serpell Primary School; a short drive to East Doncaster Secondary College, and shops in The Pines shopping centre and Tunstall Square. Templestowe \ 20kms from the city

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DONCASTER The Boulevard hugs the renowned Ruffey Lake Park and houses here only rarely become available. The ever-popular, family-friendly and well-serviced Doncaster has its share of grand four-bedroom palaces but few can match this position and aspect. This is definitely a shoes-off residence where white marble floor tiles and expanses of white carpet dominate. Combined with white walls, the effect is of elegant refinement. A formal living and dining space has an open fireplace with marble surrounds, quality fixtures and drapes. The large kitchen with pantry and stainless-steel appliances is joined by an informal meals and rumpus room to form an L-shaped living space that surrounds the outdoor paved entertainment area. An additional room attached to the rumpus could be used as a kids’ games room or guest room. The sweeping staircase with its imposing balustrade ends in a first-floor balcony area. The main bedroom is a large suite with double-door entry, walk-in wardrobe and white spa en suite. The two bedrooms at the front of the house have great park views and are the pick of the four. The tidy outdoors has a row of very high pittosporums on the rear boundary, ensuring plenty of privacy from the envious neighbours. Most entertaining, especially when involving unruly friends bearing red wine, can take place over the road in the park. \ EMMA HOUGHTON






Barry Plant \ 9842 8888 51 The Boulevard Price \ $1 million + Auction \ November 17 at 11am

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Jellis Craig 9851 3888 5



7 Lempriere Close, Templestowe ................................................................. Price: $2.5 million ................................................................. Private sale ................................................................. OFI Sat 3-3.30pm .................................................................




Barry Plant \ 9842 3222 5 Tolstoy Court Price \ $720,000 + Auction \ November 10 at 11am

This solid family house built in the late 1970s has been updated in part and has been much loved by the owners for more than 30 years. The large single-storey house has four bedrooms running along the south side. The main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and a smart, updated en suite with frameless shower. The original main bathroom with ’70s tiles awaits the same treatment. The kitchen has stainless-steel Blanco appliances and plenty of timber cabinetry. Recently updated, it is a stylish and functional space. Three living spaces include a formal lounge and dining area with open fireplace, an informal meals area and a large rumpus room. All three open to a large glass-enclosed sunroom with vaulted glass ceiling and surrounds. This addition has transformed and expanded the living spaces and created a large entertainment area. The sunroom has a built-in barbecue with mains gas, and roof windows ensuring great ventilation. \ EMMA HOUGHTON

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A hilltop position in Templestowe´s finest court location defines this premier 4000sqm estate combining luxurious family living with first class entertaining. Let's eat lunch @ Senses, 124 James Street Let's eat dinner @ Vibrante, 113 James Street Let's drink coffee @ Carlucci's, 134 James Street


This house on the higher side of the street is five years young and owner-built. “We designed and built it,” says the vendor, “and chose all the fittings, from taps to floors to doors and doorknobs.” The result is a townhouse designed for busy people. Nothing here needs updating. Plantation shutters on all the windows and hardwood floors give the downstairs living areas clean lines and a fuss-free feel. The heart of this house is its spacious openplan kitchen and family/meals area. White CaesarStone benchtops are matched with wide, soft-close drawers and cupboards in a kitchen fitted with Miele appliances



(900mm hob, two wall ovens and a microwave oven conveniently tucked below the island bench). Twin doors open from this area to a paved backyard and garden. Upstairs are three carpeted bedrooms and an informal lounge. The main bedroom has a walk-in dressing area and an en suite with Rogerseller fittings, accentuating the clean lines of the interiors throughout. This townhouse, on about 327 square metres of land, is one of two on a subdivided block. It is close to schools, shops and the freeway. The agent confirms that there is no common land shared by the two properties; a wide driveway that leads to the property at the rear belongs to that property. \ SIEW-CHING GOH





Fletchers \ 9859 9561 2 Gilbert Street Price \ $770,000 – $840,000 Auction \ November 10 at 1pm

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DONvAlE FlOWEr GAllEry 22-23 Tunstall Square, 9842 1803

TuNSTAll JEWEllErS 40 Tunstall Square, 9841 9666

HOW’S THAT FASHIONS 3/47 Tunstall Square, 9841 7899

SImPly NATurAl THErAPIES 41 Tunstall Square, 9842 7033

Marie Horton and son Geoff established this shop focusing on Australian-made products 20 years ago. It has become a one-stop shop for cut flowers, gifts and crafts. The fragrance of flowers and displays of glassware, ceramics, cards and prints makes it a gallery space with extra appeal. Locals anticipate the change of displays every six weeks, heralding the regular rotation of stock. The spectacular presentation of cut flowers makes them a special gift. A wide range of silk flowers is available and qualified staff are on hand to customise arrangements. Open Monday to Saturday. \

As a teenager Greg Thomas’ mum sent him to the local jeweller to begin an apprenticeship. Some 35 years later his life as a professional jeweller has endured and he has taken the helm at Tunstall Jewellers. Thomas restores and creates jewellery in the shop and provides a range of services including resizing, repairs, pearl threading, jewellery cleaning and watch batteries and repairs. The shop stocks a wide variety of jewellery. Standing out among the current stock is the Millefiori range of Italian glass jewellery. Open Monday to Saturday. \

For more than 20 years How’s That Fashions has been helping women find outfits for events and weddings. Specialising in mother-of-the-bride fashions, expert staff are trained in creating the perfect ensemble. Particularly popular are the labels Laura K and Eve Hunter, which produce affordable evening wear that fit women beautifully. Fashion accessories and casual wear are available, with Yarra Trail, Gordon Smith, Black Apple and Jump in stock. Fresh styles and new stock arrive every month so up-to-date looks are always available. Open Monday to Saturday. \

The 15 practitioners at Simply Natural Therapies provide services that guide people to healthy solutions through the commonsense approach of combining traditional medicine with complementary therapies. Hypnotherapy, acupuncture, massage, naturopathy, kinesiology and reflexology are some of the therapies available. They have found success in treating weight loss, anxiety and infertility. Classes are also available in yoga, meditation and natural childbirth. The shop stocks products that promote a healthy mind, body and soul. Open Monday to Saturday. \


OPTICAl IN SIGHT 65 Tunstall Square, 9841 8675 The two optometrists at Optical in Sight are therapeutically qualified and use the latest retinal-imaging equipment. This means eye diseases such as glaucoma can be diagnosed and treated here. Both optometrists specialise in children’s vision and visit local preschools and schools to provide vision screening. In-store appointments are made for eye testing and fitting glasses and contact lenses. A range of frames is stocked. French Azzaro frames with Swarovski crystal components are popular. Brendan O’Keefe uses surgical-grade titanium in his frames. Open Monday to Saturday. \ EmmA HOuGHTON

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A low picket fence and two lovely trees – a cascading elm and a Manchurian pear – do their bit to provide privacy in the front garden of this 1920s Californian bungalow. Brick pillars supporting the front verandah, painted gables and stained-glass windows start a long list of period features still intact. The house was modernised 12 years ago with the addition of a combined family and meals area at the rear, another bedroom, and a revamp of the kitchen and both bathrooms. The front of the house is almost untouched, apart from a fresh lick of paint here and there. Timber panelling, picture rails and the original ceiling decorations in the entrance set the tone for the front half of the house. This solid, single-storey structure lends itself to further extensions, whether up or out. The current owners clearly spent a bit of time with the gardening gloves on. The large backyard is a haven for roses, serviced by four freestanding water tanks. \ LEXI COTTEE




Fletchers \ 9859 9561 11 Hopetoun Parade Price \ $720,000 – $780,000 Auction \ November 10 at noon



Barry Plant Manningham 9842 8888 3





Fletchers Canterbury 9836 2222 2





Lots of bedrooms, a big pool and plenty of separate living areas make this solid-brick house ideal for large families. It is at the end of a tree-lined cul-de-sac, where the only cars to disturb street ball games are those of your family and neighbours. This unusually shaped block has a large front garden and an L-shaped house that appears to be designed around the swimming pool and spa. The triple garage has been partially converted into a gym, but enough space remains for two cars. There are four bedrooms, with the main bedroom at the front overlooking the garden. Its en suite has recently been renovated, with stone benchtops and olive-coloured cupboards matching the décor in the bedroom. The galley kitchen is lined with timber cupboards and opens to the meals and family area, which has glass doors leading out to the pool, as does the rumpus room beyond and the formal dining room, which is currently being used as a study. \ LEXI COTTEE




Jellis Craig \ 9851 3888 5 Malei Court Price \ $790,000 – $850,000 Auction \ November 17 at 11am



Jellis Craig 9851 3888 5





hockingstuart Blackburn 9894 8788 4



51 Harold Street, Bulleen ................................................................. Price: $640,000 + ................................................................. Auction Saturday November 10 at noon ................................................................. OFI Thu 6-6.30pm; Sat 11.30am-noon .................................................................

34a Somers Street, Burwood ................................................................. Price: $520,000 - $570,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday November 10 at 1pm ................................................................. OFI Thur 4.30-5pm; Sat 12.30-1pm .................................................................

99-101 Flannery Court, Warrandyte ................................................................. Price: $1.3 million + ................................................................. Private sale ................................................................. OFI By appointment .................................................................

4 Tara Avenue, Blackburn ................................................................. Price: $630,000 - $690,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday November 17 at 11am .................................................................

Three separate living areas, generous bedrooms, renovated kitchen, spectacular city views. Oh, and a popular Bulleen location. Sound enticing? Then step inside.

Fully renovated throughout and hidden privately behind a high fence with video intercom and security entry, this unique modern lifestyle alternative is delightful.

Treat your family to the ultimate tree change in this exceptional house on breathtaking acreage featuring superb pool house, resort-style saltwater pool/spa.

Well-presented 1950s weatherboard on large north-facing allotment of 782sqm (approx) with 24-metre frontage. Ideal new house site or redevelop (STCA).

Let's eat lunch @ Café Vue at Heide, 7 Templestowe Rd Let's eat dinner @ Tao's, 201 Bulleen Road Let's drink coffee @ Bulleen Expresso, 28/79 Manningham Rd

Let's eat lunch @ Zouz Café, 1420 Toorak Road Let's eat dinner @ Il Borgo, 1385 Toorak Road Let's drink coffee @ Foodrinkery, 22 Banksia Street

Let's eat lunch @ The Bakery, 193 Yarra Street Let's eat dinner @ Warrandyte Retreat, 104 Melbourne Hill Rd Let's drink coffee @ Warran Glen Café, Warrandyte Road

Let's eat lunch @ Gourmet Girl, 21 Salisbury Avenue Let's eat dinner @ De Fazio's, 155 Whitehorse Road Let's drink coffee @ Jam For Joe Café, 184 Surrey Road

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Fletchers Whitehorse 8833 8888 2





45 Milton Street, Nunawading ................................................................. Price: $600,000 - $660,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday November 10 at 4pm ................................................................. OFI Wed 1.30-2pm; Sat 3.30-4pm .................................................................

Barry Plant Blackburn 9878 0222 3



27 Sylvia Street, Blackburn South ................................................................. Price: $600,000 + ................................................................. Auction Saturday November 24 at 11am ................................................................. OFI Sat 10-10.30am; Sun 11-11.30am .................................................................

doncAster eAst Perfectly positioned with Blackburn Lake and primary school at the end of the street, this house provides scope for a comprehensive renovation or a new home.

Every now and then along comes a house that you can picture living in the moment you set foot inside and discover its magical charm. This is one such house.

Let's eat lunch @ Station St Café Wine Bar, 26 Station Street Let's eat dinner @ Persian Flavours, 338 Springvale Road Let's drink coffee @ Rosaria's Café, 151 Springvale Road

Let's eat lunch @ Page's Café, 4-8 Vicki Street Let's eat dinner @ The Saffron House, 96 Canterbury Road Let's drink coffee @ Charlotte's Corner, 106 Canterbury Road




Landfield real estate \ 9841 4433 48a st Clems road Price \ $580,000 + Offers \ Closing November 20 at 5pm

Hidden at the rear of 48 St Clems Road sits this modern single-storey house. Open-plan living, lots of light, and a big, airy kitchen are the hallmarks of its modern floor plan. The entrance is part of the elevated lounge room, which is also an internal access to the double garage. A left turn down a small flight of stairs takes you to the family, kitchen and meals area. This is the hub of the house. Polished timber floorboards meet dark cabinetry and mottled stone benchtops in the kitchen and island bench. Stainless-steel appliances, including a double oven and stovetop, combine with a white-tiled splashback to continue the café-influenced décor. Designer pendant lights hover above the dining room table, which looks out to a covered deck area through big windows and sliding doors. The bathrooms have been fitted with modern vanities, a separate shower and bath in a colour palette that matches the kitchen. All bedrooms are carpeted and have either built-in or walk-in wardrobes. \ LeXI COTTee



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wArrAndyte 17 Amersham dve 97 Pound rd

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DONCASTER 11-13 McCallum Road

Parkview perfection and a premium lifestyle in a privileged position Blessed by the finest position on one of Melbourne´s top 10 streets, this extraordinary home is distinguished by breathtaking Ruffey Lake Park views as an idyllic backdrop to superior craftsmanship and irresistible charm. A meticulous home, "Iris" (c2003) is a showpiece of classic character and quality features. Amidst the native birdsong that accompanies its privileged parkside position, the clever design of this "builder´s own" 4 Bedroom/2 bathroom home offers expansive Living areas that take full advantage of endless north views over rolling green hills (with not another house in sight). 34 The weekly review \ november 7, 2012

Classically styled with uncompromising attention to aesthetics (papered dado walls, ornate ceilings, leadlighting and clawfoot bath just to name a few), this warm, welcoming home comprises family-flexible spaces including large Family room, superb formal Living/Music room, stunning French Provincial Kitchen/Butler´s Pantry and lovely OP casual areas bifolding to huge parkside entertainer´s balcony (al fresco Kitchen). Country-serene living so close to every family amenity including freeway, Westfield shopping, excellent schools and public transport

4 Auction Inspect Land

Saturday 24th November at 2pm Wednesday 7-7.30pm & Saturday 4-4.30pm 525 sq. metres approx.

Contact Dallas Taylor 0408 217 778 Matthew Dunn 0401 817 298




Office Doncaster 9851 3888

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DONCASTER EAST 1 & 2/170 Blackburn Road 4



Opportunity knocks twice Two fantastic units to choose from. Great location minutes to The Pines, schools and shops. Ideal investment or owner occupy. Offering 3 bedrooms with single lock-up garage or 4 bedrooms and carport

Expressions of Interest Closing 13th November at 5pm Inspect Saturday 12-12.30pm Estimate $410,000-$460,000 each Contact Andrew Keleher 0417 599 135 Office Doncaster 9851 3888

TEMPLESTOWE 38 Jenkins Drive





Refined, Relaxed, The Ultimate Resort Style Retreat A significant allotment surrounds this exceptional residence´s designer decking with spa, pergola, swimming pool and tennis court. Luxurious forma, family and entertaining spaces are served by a superb modern kitchen. Upstairs retreat, home office, triple garage.

Private Sale Inspect By Appointment Price $1.338m Land 1687 sq. metres approx. Contact Dallas Taylor 0408 217 778 Andrew Keleher 0417 599 135 Office Doncaster 9851 3888

5 Orion Street Balwyn North




Premium Parkside Family Luxury


Offering sweeping views to Yarra Ranges and backing onto expansive parkland, this light filled home combines clean lines, generous dimensions and deluxe finishes for exceptional executive family living. Featuring 4 large bedrooms (master with spa ensuite), two living zones, study, gourmet kitchen with meals area and stunning north-facing garden complete with alfresco dining, spa/plunge pool and basketball court. With 3 bathrooms, parquetry floor, gas log fire, heating/cooling, ducted vacuum, security and video intercom systems, double glazing, triple garage and 7000 lt water storage. Walk to Bellevue Primary, bus, shops and close to Kew High and freeway.

Saturday 17th November at 12.00pm

Blackburn 17 Blackburn Road Victoria 3130 Box Hill 927 Whitehorse Road Victoria 3128 Doncaster East 282 Blackburn Road Victoria 3109

Inspect Contact

9877 1277 9889 8800 9841 9000

Thurs 12.30 - 1.00pm Sat 11.00 - 11.30am Jack Zhang 0433 448 554 Steven Chen 0411 763 956

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Comfortable family home

Perfectly positioned in the heart of Doncaster East, this property is close to a vast range of shops, schools and public transport. The ground floor features both formal and informal living areas, a guest bedroom with a semi ensuite, an emporite kitchen with granite bench top and a generous sized and well manicured garden. Upstairs you’ll find 3 good sized bedrooms with an ensuite in the main, a retreat area and a separate bathroom and toilet. This property will not disappoint.

Auction: Saturday 10 November at 12.30pm

Inspect: Thur 2pm to 2.30pm & Sat 12pm to 12.30pm Peter Stamatis 0418 536 553

DoNcASter eASt 25 MCKenzIe Street




Warm and comfortable home with room to move

This well maintained home has been well designed with future growth in mind. The house is positioned near the front of the block with a large rear garden. You can comfortably live in it as it is, extend off the kitchen and living area or consider building another in the rear (STCA) - the choice is yours. Add to this its convenient location close to schools, public transport, parks & an abundance of shopping centres and you can’t go wrong whichever way you go.

Auction: Saturday 24 November at 12.30pm

Inspect: Wed 2.30pm to 3pm & Sat 12pm to 12.30pm Christina Stamatis 0418 547 226

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9841 6188

Warrandyte South

6 Fasan Rise

Live the Dream - mortgagee in Possession

Elegant family residence on prestige landscaped acre (approx). Brilliant zoning, grand living-dining room, family informal meals gourmet kitchen, large rumpus, parents retreat adjoins king size bedroom suite (spa ensuite/WIRs), up stairs children’s play area. Guest bedroom, children’s bedrooms (study nooks-WIRs-ensuites). Alfresco highlights; pool-spa, flood lit synthetic grass t/court, cabana. Deluxe inclusions: heatingcooling, gas log fire, OFP, office, auto garaging (internal access). Handy to private schools. Terms: 10% deposit, 30-60 day settlement.

Selling or Leasing? Contact Landfield for a free market appraisal 9844 3085

auction: oPen: contact: oFFice:

Saturday 24th November 12:30pm Saturday 10th November 2012 12:00pm - 12:30pm Dominic Cruz 0409 410 161 or LANDFIELD REAL ESTATE 183 - 187 Yarra Street, Warrandyte 9844 3085

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339 MitchaM Road - MetRoMitchaM.coM

metro mitcham

Location is unbeatable in leafy Mitcham Rd, on the steps of shops and cafes, parks and train station a lazy walk away. metro is one of the best equipped and designed developments offering; Dual air-con to all apartments, lifts to all levels, basement car parking, stainless steel appliances with wok burners, blinds included, 100% pure wool carpets, Ceasar stone tops, choice of colour schemes, City & Dandenong views. Massive Stamp Duty savings of nearly $20,000 and still eligible for $7,000 in First Home Buyers Grant! Building already started, completion May 2014.Call now for more information.

For SaLe: 2 Bedroom Apartments coNtact: Francis Van Gulick 0418 310 907 or oFFice: DONCASTER EAST 284 Blackburn Road 9841 4433

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48A St ClemS Rd

ExquisitE, modErn, convEniEnt, complEtE....

Stunning 3 bedroom SINGLE level unit with fresh, modern finishes. Easy low maintenance living is the goal. Comprising entry, formal sitting area, very spacious sunken open plan kitchen/meals/family areas opening thru to a private al fresco.Master bedroom with fitted WIR’s and deluxe en suite. Internal access double garage. Intercom, vacuum, ducted heating, cooling & alarm. No owners Corporation.

offErs closing: November 20th at 5:00pm(unless sold prior) . pricE: Offers above $580,000 opEn: Thursday- 5:00pm-5:30pm and Saturday -2:00pm-2:30pm contAct: Francis Van Gulick 0418 310 907 or

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1 Pilita Street FOREST HILL Prime Location With Endless Opportunities Superbly positioned in a prime location with bus network at Forest Hill Chase, a brisk walk to Nunawading Station & easy access into the city via the Eastern Freeway. Surrounded by excellent schools primary & secondary. Comprising 3 spacious bedrooms, tiled bathroom with separate toilet, cosy lounge room with gas space heater, large laundry, sunlit ďŹ lled kitchen & dble remote control carport. Featuring GDH, evaporative cooling, GHW, alarm system, 800lt water tank & a generous garden including a pizza oven, making it an ideal entertaining area.

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98 South Parade Blackburn

379 Canterbury Road FOREST HILL A3 B1 C1

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Anthony Molinaro 0411 061 796

Set opposite Brentford Square shops & restaurants, this is a highly central corner property that offers several options to owner-occupiers & investors. Rent out the blond brick veneer with polished boards, 3 bedrooms, 2 toilets & updated kitchen & bathroom. Renovate to live in & enjoy this central position set behind private front hedges. Or redevelop (STCA) with front & rear access for units, just like the new townhouses next door & across the road. The existing home features lovely natural light from corner windows in the formal lounge & a generous master.


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Ringwood Street

59 - 63 Ringwood Street


Short distance to Eastland & Ringwood Central Shopping Precint

AUCTION ON SITE 10th November @ 1pm



• Prime Residential Zone One. • Multiple use residential land. • Exclusive release. • Unique Opportunity to secure this prime residential land. Contact Ken Jones 0423 558 852


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Doncaster east

4A 2B 2C

150 Beverley street

conteMPorary lUXUry Meets locatIon! excellent, design and location adorns these brand new townhouse's. each expressing a clear commitment to quality and low maintenance living. these beautiful homes offer 3 & 4 bedrooms to suit a range of needs, featuring vogue styled kitchens, granite bench tops, emporite cabinets, 900mm stainless steel appliances, gas ducted heating, refrigerated cooling, polished timber floors and quality carpets throughout. living is truly made easy with the open plan kitchen, meals/family opening on to outdoor alfresco entertaining area. Main bedroom and ensuite with walk in robes are located on the ground floor. Upstairs comprises of further double bedrooms BIr's, huge family bathroom, large studio area acting as another separate living zone. Further features include, large double garage with internal access, walking distance to tunstall square shopping centre, transport, Private and Public schools nearby and minutes away from the eastern Freeway.

Poa thursday & saturday 11.00am - 11.30am sam nanos 0411 957 505 Daniel D'assisi 0411 863 338


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Doncaster East 57 Deep Creek Drive Incomparable Living with Leafy Seclusion This grand family domain offers all the advantages of ‘an acre lifestyle’ yet with lower maintenance, secluded on an elevated site of 1,600sqm approx by magnificent greenery. Two palatial levels, superior construction and flexible family accommodation feature in this unforgettable home enriched with character. Includes Daniel Robertson bricks, Western Red Cedar ceilings, leadlight feature doors, formal/casual living areas, granite kitchen, rear oasis with pool/ pool house/tennis court, ensuited master, robed bedrooms, sauna, heating/cooling and triple garage.






This Saturday 10 Nov 1pm View Thurs 1-1.30pm & Sat from 12.30pm Photo ID Required Sam Kocuk 0419 311 222 Adele Kocuk 0412 255 919 Ray White Manningham 5/259 Blackburn Road


Donvale 38 larne avenue Classically Brilliant Luxury family living with this timeless classic; a home featuring such opulence, magnificence and elegance that it redefines the meaning of luxury living. Peacefully nestled in a private elevated acre (approx) featuring a wonderful botanic garden, few homes exemplify high-end living with such majestic beauty as this graceful family home. Two levels of indulgent luxury blends timeless architecture with classic interiors, radiant living spaces with scenic vistas, and a clever floor plan with zoned living only minutes from Whitefriars College, Eastlink, Westfield Shoppingtown Tunstall Square and transportation.

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Saturday 17th November at 1pm INSPECT

Thu 6.30-7pm & Sat 4.30-5pm Photo ID required


Theo Politis 0415 030 088 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn Road

A5 B 3 C 3 E 3

TemplesTowe 8 The priory The epitome of elegance And Class Nestled on an elevated allotment at the top end of a prestigious court location, living on a grand scale awaits the next family who’s lucky enough to call this place home. In total, three stunning living areas are on hand to cater for your family’s living needs, ensuring there’s a place (and space!) for every member and every occasion. Three separate garden zones with established hedges and trees also combine to not only produce picture-perfect beauty, but a premium level of privacy and tranquility.

Saturday 10th November at 2pm PRICE GUIDE

More than $1,100,000


Thu & Sat 1.30-2pm Photo ID required


Spiro Drossos 0425 709 479 Theo Politis 0415 030 088 Doncaster 9842 8888

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TemplesTowe 38 o’Briens lane Redefining High-end living Serenely located in a private and secure setting is where you’ll discover this grand family home; a home renovated to such perfection that it redefines the meaning of luxurious, high-end living. Contemporary living with modern architectural elements and zoned accommodation are hallmarks of this exceptionally presented two-storey home, where no expense has been spared in offering a fantastic blend of formal and informal living options that are designed to fulfil any requirement.


Thu 5.30-6.15pm & Sat 3.30-4pm Photo ID required Arthur Hasiotis 0415 178 078 Michael Antonacci 0432 794 033 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn Road

A5 B 4 C 5 D 2 E 6

Doncaster 51 the Boulevard a rare chance to call the Boulevard Home Rarely does a home become available on the tightly held, therefore highly sought strip of The Boulevard. And now that a home as grand as this one has, you’re well advised to act quickly and seize this extremely rare opportunity. Formal lounge and dining radiates grace and class with its classic decor and opulent nature, while an expansive central living area at the heart of the home impresses with its sheer size and space.

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Saturday 17th November at 11am PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

More than $1,000,000 Thu 11.30-12pm & Sat 1.30-2pm Photo ID required Jack Li 0430 133 425 James Hatzolos 0418 518 694 Doncaster 9842 8888

A4 B 2 C 3 D 1 E 2

Bulleen 2 Tanami Court Provincial & elegant Family entertainer You will be at home in the magazine featured ‘Country French Provincial’ designer kitchen and family home situated in a quite court in the prestigious Yarra Valley Estate. It features quality Australian recycled hardwood polished flooring and a unique designer kitchen. This showpiece is nestled over two levels with its stunning street appeal with striking brickwork, multi-paned colonial windows, decorative mouldings and portico with wrought-iron gate. A back garden that is perfect for entertaining or the kids to play.

Saturday 17th November at 11am PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

More than $880,000 Thu 12.30-1pm & Sat 11.30-12pm Photo ID required Theo Politis 0415 030 088 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn Road

Doncaster east 6a talford street single-Level Low Maintenance Living at Its Finest Downsizing doesn’t mean downgrading, particularly with regards to this superbly presented singlelevel unit that packages beautiful low maintenance living with a highly sought location. Its walking distance access to Donburn Primary School, Tunstall Square and transportation plus close proximity to the Eastern Freeway will also prick the ears of the astute investor and first home buyer for very good reason!

Saturday 1st December at 1pm PRICE GUIDE

More than $600,000


Thu 1.30-2pm & Sat 11.30-12pm Photo ID required


Arthur Hasiotis 0415 178 078 Michael Antonacci 0432 794 033 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn road

A4 B 2 C 3 D 1 E 2

A3 B 2 C 2 E 2

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BlackBurn South 27 Sylvia Street a home For all Seasons Every now and again along comes a home that you can picture living in the moment you set foot inside and discover its magical charm, light-filled living areas and breathtaking entertaining set-up. This is one such home. Perfectly located in one of Blackburn South’s finest cul de sac’s within a few paces of Eley Park, this home has been crafted to offer a premium, all-round lifestyle — great for families searching for space; perfect for empty nesters looking to downsize, not downgrade! A glorious timber deck that integrates with the radiant central living area offers a five-star entertaining experience, while an inviting lounge, generous-sized bedrooms, abundant storage and easy access to schools illustrate its practicality for everyday family living.

Saturday 24th November at 11am PRICE GUIDE

More Than $600,000


Thur 7-7.30pm, Sat 10-10.30am & Sun 11-11.30am Photo ID required


John Stack 0402 443 312 Adam Harris 0433 521 380 Blackburn 9878 0222 88 South Parade

A3 B 2 C 2 E 2

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TemplesTowe 5 paisley Close A Family oasis For those who want it all this summer, the sublime in-ground swimming pool, the outdoor entertaining options, the stunning arrangement of living areas and, of course, the location- here’s a signature property that hits all the right notes, spectacularly capturing the essence of cosmopolitan living with practicality for the modern family. Wonderfully secluded at the top of a tranquil cul de sac behind automatic security gates, palatial living best defines this family oasis that’s within minutes of The Pines, schools, parks and the Eastern Freeway.

Saturday 1st December at 11am PRICE GUIDE

More than $1,000,000


Thu 6.30-7pm & Sat 4.30-5pm Photo ID required


Arthur Hasiotis 0415 178 078 Michael Antonacci 0432 794 033 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn Road

A4 B 4 C 4 D 1 E 3

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Box Hill 3/366-370 Elgar Road A Sophisticated Sense of Style Sleek, ultra-modern features personify this trendy Townhouse that will strike the right chord amongst those with an appreciation for a sophisticated sense of style. A radiant open-plan setting captures the essence of modern living given its indoor-outdoor options, while standout kitchen is stylishly appointed with stainless steel appliances and stone benches. A highly-sought location lives up to its promise of delivering convenience at every turn given the outstanding access to the Eastern Freeway, transport, Surrey Park and Box Hill Central.

Tuesday 13th November at 6pm (unless sold prior) PRICE GUIDE

More Than $680,000


Thur 6-6.30pm & Sat 2-2.45pm Photo ID required


John Stack 0402 443 312 Adam Harris 0433 521 380 Blackburn 9878 0222 88 South Parade

A3 B 2 C 3 E 2

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Doncaster east 4 correa court outstanding Home, Premium Location! Ideally located in a quiet cul de sac offering convenient access to Tunstall Square, Donburn Primary School, East Doncaster Secondary College, Ruffey Lake Park, transportation and the Eastern Freeway, this light and bright north-facing family home boasting spacious living areas offers the complete package for the growing family. Stone benches, quality stainless steel appliances and timber cabinetry combine to present a kitchen you simply dream about, while take advantage of the integration between the sizeable rumpus and L-shaped entertaining terrace (with spa!) when the need for grand entertaining arises!

Saturday 24th November at 11am PRICE GUIDE

More than $620,000


Thu 3.30-4pm & Sat 1.30-2pm Photo ID required


Mark Di Giulio 0407 863 179 Lisa Yeung 0422 677 033 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn road

A3 B 2 C 2 D 1 E 2

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BlackBurn 3/88-90 Main Street Blackburn living at Its Finest Act upon your instinct and seize the outstanding opportunity that awaits to call one of Blackburn’s highly sought addresses home — and along with it, a lifestyle of carefree proportions. Nested in an upmarket residential setting within walking distance of Blackburn Station Village, Furness Park and Forest Hill Chase, Blackburn living seldom gets any better. When you’re not commuting into the CBD by train, do so by car thanks to the close proximity of the Eastern Freeway. And when you’re not sampling some of the trendy eateries that adorn the area, whip up a feast inside the stylishly appointed kitchen. A modern interior showcases plenty of contemporary flair and natural light, along with two separate living areas and three zoned bedrooms of generous proportions.

Saturday 24th November at 12pm PRICE GUIDE

Contact Agent for Price


Thur 3-3.30pm, Sat 11-11.30am & Sun 12-12.30pm Photo ID required


John Stack 0402 443 312 Adam Harris 0433 521 380 Blackburn 9878 0222 88 South Parade

A3 B 2 C 2 E 2

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Doncaster east 7B amelia crescent a Bundle of carefree Living Empty nesters, first homebuyers and investors get excited: here’s a single-level residence boasting style, comfort and five-star convenience! Neatly packaged with abundant living space, a quality outdoor setting and a peaceful location within walking distance of Tunstall Square, transportation and Maggs St Reserve, it’s the perfect bundle of carefree, low maintenance living. Open-plan living takes centre stage in the heart of the light-filled layout, offering plentiful space and linking with the serene timber-decked alfresco that’s the perfect accessory for summer entertaining. Quick access to the Eastern Freeway adds further appeal.

Saturday 1st December at 11am PRICE GUIDE

More than $470,000


Thu 10.30-11, Sat 3.30-4 & Sun 1.30-2pm Photo ID required


Mark Di Giulio 0407 863 179 Lisa Yeung 0422 677 033 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn road

A2 B 1 C 2 E 1

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Box Hill NortH 17A taldra Street Stylish Single-level living! Private, peaceful and bursting with contemporary flair, this meticulously presented single-level unit offers a stylish sense of living within minutes of popular local amenities. A host of buyers can revel in a location offering outstanding access to the Eastern Freeway, transportation and Box Hill Central, and a choice of several Kindergartens, Schools and Childcare Centers. Spacious lounge packs plenty of modern flair and offers indoor-outdoor options; gourmet kitchen, meanwhile, presents a five-star cooking experience.

Saturday 24th November at 2pm PRICE GUIDE

More Than $540,000


Thur 1-1.30pm, Sat 3.30-4pm & Sun 1-1.30pm Photo ID required


John Stack 0402 443 312 Adam Harris 0433 521 380 Blackburn 9878 0222 88 South Parade

A3 B 2 C 2 E 1

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BlackBurn north 85a katrina Street Where Style Meets convenience Greeted by natural light ďŹ lled open-plan living with a Cathedral ceiling, you can immerse yourself in the stylish yet low maintenance lifestyle offering tranquillity and privacy surrounded by a leafy courtyard. Enjoy the single-level living with a contemporary kitchen, three generous-sized robed bedrooms, master with ensuite, a family bathroom, an automatic garage with internal access and laundry. Inclusions: timber ooring, quality carpets, ducted heating & cooling and a water tank. Walk to North Blackburn Square, schools, parks, bike tracks and transportation.

Saturday 1st December at 1pm PRICE GUIDE

More Than $530,000


Thur & Sat 4.30-5pm Photo ID required


Terry Burgoyne 0404 842 771 Guy Aylward 0424 293 481 Blackburn 9878 0222 88 South Parade

A3 B 2 C 2 E 1

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NuNawadiNg 23 Market Street approved Permit for 68 apartments in the Heart of Nunawading · Located in one of the best precincts Whitehorse has to offer. · Offering an approved permit to construct 68 Premium Apartments. · Consisting of a mix of 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments · Offering 3 street frontages allowing maximum light to the development. · Opposite Wood Park & adjacent to the new Nunawading Train Station. · Walking distance to all local amenity. · Hurry to be the first to capitalise in Nunawading. · Easy Access for Construction requirements.

Tuesday 20th November at 5pm INSPECT

Wed 5.30-6pm & Sat 2.45-3.15pm Photo ID required


Aaron Silluzio 0414 422 299 Corey Greenway 0412 375 691 ivanhoe 9499 7992 153 upper Heidelberg Road


2 2 2 1

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BlackBurn 1/358 Middleborough road an Investor’s Dream! Private, low maintenance and a superb location are the three pillars on which this enticing singlelevel unit is built upon, offering a standout option for the first homebuyer to enter the market in style or astute investor on the lookout for a future-proof rental option. Lounge is generous in size and welcoming in nature, so too is the stylish kitchen boasting stainless steel appliances. Add to the mix walking distance access to Laburnum Village, Laburnum Primary School and Laburnum train station and it’s obvious why the area is held in such high regard.

Tuesday 20th November at 6pm (unless sold prior) PRICE GUIDE

More Than $490,000


Thur 2-2.30pm & Sat 4.30-5pm Photo ID required


John Stack 0402 443 312 Adam Harris 0433 521 380 Blackburn 9878 0222 88 South Parade

A3 B 2 C 2 E 2

Doncaster east 34 Bellevue avenue seize the opportunity This is it: your chance to create something special with this potential-laden home, which presents its new occupants with a single-level layout of grand proportions along with an impeccably wellpresented original interior. Its solid structure and zoned living therefore provides the astute buyer with the option of capitalising on its rich potential and somewhat blank canvas appeal by delivering the home into the 21st century with a well-executed modern makeover!

A3 B 2 C 2 E 2

Saturday 17th November at 1pm PRICE GUIDE

More than $540,000


Thu & Sat 12.30-1pm Photo ID required


James Hatzolos 0418 518 694 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn road

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A3 B 1 C 2 E 2

TemplesTowe lower 5 Killarney road seize The moment And Create The Home of Your Dreams! Under instructions from State Trustees. Flanked by Bulleen Plaza and Macedon Square and offering outstanding access to the Eastern Freeway, transportation and local schools, here stands the perfect canvas on which to create the family home of your dreams (STCA). The slightly elevated allotment, measuring 632sqm (approx.), currently accommodates a sizeable single-level home that lends itself well to a modern makeover, however it will happily make way for your dream family home (STCA).

Saturday 1st December at 11am PRICE GUIDE

$540,000 - $595,000


Thu & Sat 12.30-1pm Photo ID required


Chris Defteros 0408 428 888 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn road

Vermont 22 ellad Close Privacy, Space And Convenience For Your Family Securely tucked behind high fences hides this beautifully presented family home, draped in absolute privacy on a landscaped allotment inspired by nature. Cooks of any level will revel in the updated kitchen that’s fitted with Bosch stainless steel appliances, and when it’s time to entertain, utilise the dining’s integration with the main deck to put on a superb indoor-outdoor entertaining experience. Conveniently located within easy reach of local schools, Eastlink, Brentford Square, transportation and Eastland Shopping Centre.

Tuesday 4th December at 6pm (unless sold prior) PRICE GUIDE

More Than $510,000


Thur & Sat 3-3.30pm Photo ID required


Terry Burgoyne 0404 842 771 Guy Aylward 0424 293 481 Blackburn 9878 0222 88 South Parade

A4 B 1 C 1 E 2

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NuNawadiNg 54 Nicholson Street unearth The Potential within Nestled among leafy surrounds in a premium Nunawading location, here’s the chance you’ve been waiting for: an opportunity to create something really special and give your family every chance at future success. Semi-updated kitchen is perfectly serviceable from an investor’s standpoint and provides plenty of storage and bench space, while all bedrooms are of generous proportions and zoned for your convenience. Such is the size and potential of the 669sqm allotment (STCA) that developers will also be keen to take advantage of a location that offers outstanding access to the Eastern Freeway, Nunawading Primary School, shops and Nunawading train station, which is walking distance!

Doncaster east 5 tolstoy court the Family Home of Your Dreams! If a serene and tranquil lifestyle is what you seek for your growing family, then look no further than this picturesque family home, brimming with natural beauty and offering a spacious single-level layout with plenty of space for everyone.

Saturday 10th November at 11am PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

More than $720,000 Thu 11.30-12pm & Sat 10.30-11am Photo ID required Mark Di Giulio 0407 863 179 Jack Li 0430 133 425 Doncaster 9842 8888

A 4 B 2 C 2 D 1 E 2

Saturday 1st December at 1pm PRICE GUIDE

More Than $490,000


Thur 4-4.30pm, Sat 3.30-4pm & Sun 10-10.30am Photo ID required


John Stack 0402 443 312 Adam Harris 0433 521 380 Blackburn 9878 0222 88 South Parade

Bulleen 90 Bourke Street Packaging Size, Space And location Defined by its three separate living spaces, fantastic outdoor setting and faultless location within walking distance of Bulleen Plaza, St Clement of Rome Primary School and transportation, this solid two-storey home delivers the complete family package.

A3 B 1 C 1 E 2

A 5 B 2 C 2 D 1 E 2

Saturday 10th November at 1pm PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

More than $690,000 Thu & Sat 12.30-1pm Photo ID required Mark Di Giulio 0407 863 179 Lisa Yeung 0422 677 033 Doncaster 9842 8888

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TemplesTowe lower 9 esther street put This Home At The Top of Your Christmas list! Nestled in a popular pocket with access to Bulleen Plaza, Macedon Sq, Ted Ajani Reserve, the Eastern Freeway & St Clement of Rome Primary School is this neatly packaged parcel of spacious family living.


More than $560,000 Thu 2.30-3pm & Sat 3.30-4pm Photo ID required James Hatzolos 0418 518 694 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn road

A 3 B 2 C 2 E 1

Bulleen 51 Harold Street A Modern Gem With Spectacular City Views To Match 3 separate living areas. Generous-sized bedrooms. Renovated kitchen. Spectacular city views. Gas ducted heating. Oh, and a popular Bulleen location. Sound enticing? Wait until you step inside!

A 3 B 1 C 2 D 1 E 2

Saturday 10th November at 12pm PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

More than $640,000 Thu 6-6.30pm & Sat 11.30-12pm Photo ID required George Pangalos 0430 060 123 Doncaster 9842 8888

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BOX HILL SOUTH 9 Birdwood Street



Lower Templestowe

293 High Street

Wow! Look at these options Warm And Inviting Family Sanctuary This enchanting C1927 Californian Bungalow´s period charm, modern comfort and flexible dimensions are perfect for every stage of family life. High ceilings define sitting room, formal dining (OFP), main bedroom (en-suite/BIR), three further bedrooms (BIRs), fitted study and bathroom. Stylish new Bosch/Ilve kitchen with granite benches and casual dining area steps down to generous family room opening to a deep northeast garden with paved terrace framed by ornamental grapevine and free-standing rumpus room with office above. Features ducted heating and multiple OSP. A much loved family home, situated on large land of 842 sqm approx. Auction Inspect Contact

Saturday 24th November at 2.30pm Thursday & Saturday 12.15-12.45pm Robert Ding 0418 858 393 | Katherine Ding 0408 858 940

Albert Park | Armadale | Brighton | Hawthorn 9822 9999

Positioned in a private landscaped setting (minimal upkeep). Close to bus, Medical centre, “Macedon Square” 2 impressive single -level residences each with 3 bedrooms, superb bathrooms, 2 car garageing plus an al fresco lifestyle. Buy one or both, reside and rent or rent both. Auction: Inspect: Contact:

Saturday 24th November 11.00 am Thurs 2-2.30 & 6-6.30, Sat 2-2.30 or by Appt Bill Thompson 0412 160 847

16 macedon road lower templestowe 9850 8122



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17th November, 2012 1.00pm

Doncaster east 14 & 16 Peter street oPPortUnItY KnocKs tWIce! We are delighted to offer a rare opportunity not often seen, with 2 separate properties being offered for sale at the same time! occupy, Invest, or develop? Buy 1 or buy both? each home is set on an allotment of approximately 730m2. (stca) With each offering 3 large robed bedrooms, modern facilities, comfortable family living, some extensive renovations, car accommodation, heating / cooling, fantastic investment opportunities and of course with a coMBIneD LanD sIZe 1460m2 approx great future development potential! (stca) PLease note: a rare oPPortUnItY to secUre BotH 14 & 16 Peter st Doncaster east. to Be aUctIoneD sePerateLY one aFter tHe otHer! UnLess soLD PrIor! aUctIon 17th november, 2012 1.00pm

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above $540,000 each


Wednesday 5pm - 6pm & saturday 12pm - 1pm


Daniel D'assisi sam namos

0411 863 338 0411 957 505

BOX HILL SOUTH 9 Birdwood Street



Lower Templestowe

293 High Street

Wow! Look at these options Warm And Inviting Family Sanctuary This enchanting C1927 Californian Bungalow´s period charm, modern comfort and flexible dimensions are perfect for every stage of family life. High ceilings define sitting room, formal dining (OFP), main bedroom (en-suite/BIR), three further bedrooms (BIRs), fitted study and bathroom. Stylish new Bosch/Ilve kitchen with granite benches and casual dining area steps down to generous family room opening to a deep northeast garden with paved terrace framed by ornamental grapevine and free-standing rumpus room with office above. Features ducted heating and multiple OSP. A much loved family home, situated on large land of 842 sqm approx. Auction Inspect Contact

Saturday 24th November at 2.30pm Thursday & Saturday 12.15-12.45pm Robert Ding 0418 858 393 | Katherine Ding 0408 858 940

Albert Park | Armadale | Brighton | Hawthorn 9822 9999

Positioned in a private landscaped setting (minimal upkeep). Close to bus, Medical centre, “Macedon Square” 2 impressive single -level residences each with 3 bedrooms, superb bathrooms, 2 car garageing plus an al fresco lifestyle. Buy one or both, reside and rent or rent both. Auction: Inspect: Contact:

Saturday 24th November 11.00 am Thurs 2-2.30 & 6-6.30, Sat 2-2.30 or by Appt Bill Thompson 0412 160 847

16 macedon road lower templestowe 9850 8122



‘Marketers of Fine Properties’




Make your property search easier Domain’s award winning iPhone app not only allows you to search for properties to buy, rent or share, but now lets you access the Domain Inspection Planner, SOLD property data and allows you to sync your Domain account so you can save your shortlisted properties and Inspection Planner no matter where you are.

To download the application, just open the App Store on your iPhone or access the App Store directly via iTunes on your computer and search for Domain or visit

*Best Classifieds site at the Australian Interactive Media Industry Association Awards 2011.

Scan to download a Domain property app

iPhone and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Android is a trademark of Google Inc. *Please note that while the Domain apps are free to download, users may incur fees as per their standard mobile or internet network charges for data retrieval.

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Mitcham 5 Flinders Street

4 A 3 B 734 (approx) D

A flair for the dramatic with this stunning 4 bedroom family home


This WB home on a generous allotment approx. 734sqm has been transformed with a dramatic 2 storey extension & offers exceptional family accommodation comprising sep living & dining, brilliant kitchen overlooking a stunning hexagonal meals area, adjoining family room with French doors to a balcony overlooking the large, private rear garden with secure swimming pool, 4 bedrooms with BIRs - main with WIR/ens with WC, 2 further family bathrooms/powder room - 3rd WC & downstairs family/rumpus room - ideal children’s retreat plus store. You’ll enjoy easy access to shops/train at Mitcham, nearby primary & secondary schools & extensive parkland at Yarran Dheran. 80 The weekly review \ november 7, 2012

Thurs 11-11.30am & 5.30-6pm & Sat 12.30-1pm Saturday 24th November - 11.00am 49 / A6 $780,000 - $860,000 Blackburn 1A Blackburn Road 3130 9894 8788 Gordon Openstein 0402 303 508 Brad Ellis 0418 394 062

Blackburn 4 Tara Avenue House, land AND location! Have it all with this well presented 50’s WB family home - offered for the first time in over 55 years situated on a large north facing allotment approx. 782sqm boasting a wider 24m frontage (ideal for a new home design or suit redevelopment S.T.C.A.) and located only minutes walk to Laburnum train station and local shopping with nearby Box Hill Central with tram/train/bus terminus. Accommodation comprises large living room, light bright kitchen, 3 or 4 bedrooms or optional parent’s retreat/study, family bathroom/ separate WC and DLUG with remote. Enjoy easy access to primary/secondary schools, parkland, playing fields/sporting facilities and Eastlink. 4 A 1 B 2 C 782 (approx) D > VIEW Thurs 2.30 - 3.00pm & Sat 2.00 - 2.30pm > AUCTION Saturday 17th November - 11.00am > MEL REF > EPR > OFFICE > TEL > CONTACT

47 / H9 $630,000 - $690,000 Blackburn 1A Blackburn Road 3130 9894 8788 Gordon Openstein 0402 303 508 Jo Parker 0438 905 957

Box Hill South 21 Moore Street Character & charm Located in a premium pocket this charming and spacious WB home will surprise and delight all who inspect. Expansive open plan living and dining room with OFP, kitchen/meals area overlooking an equally impressive family room with double doors leading to exceptionally private Tuscan-Style entertaining area and lush gardens. This superb home has 3 bedrooms with BIRs, main with WIR/ensuite and spa, gas ducted heating, evaporative cooling, security system, water tanks. Walking distance to Wattle Park shopping, Riversdale Road tram, primary and secondary schools, Deakin University and extensive parklands. 3 A 2 B 2 C 582 (approx) D > VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF > EPR > OFFICE > TEL > CONTACT

Thurs 1.00 - 1.30pm & Sat 11.00 - 11.30am Saturday 17th November - 11.00am 61 / B2 $700,000 - $770,000 Balwyn 279 Whitehorse Road 3103 9830 7000 Troy Rendle 0438 305 520 Gordon Openstein 0402 303 508

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Forest Hill 2 Amber Street It’s your choice! Whether you’re looking for a first home, scaling down from a larger home in the area or a superb investment property this attractive 50’s WB on a compact corner allotment, directly opposite Forest Hill Reserve, within easy walking distance of Aqualink Aquatic Pool and Sports facility will surely appeal. Accommodation comprises living room with open fireplace, modern kitchen with adjoining meals area - all featuring polished hardwood floors, 3 bedrooms, family bathroom/2 WCs and paved, low maintenance courtyard. Enjoy further easy access to shopping at Forest Hill Chase and Brentford Square with primary and secondary schools nearby. 3 A 1 B > VIEW Thurs 12.00 - 12.30pm & Sat 11.45 - 12.15pm > AUCTION Saturday 17th November - 12.30pm > MEL REF > EPR > OFFICE > TEL > CONTACT

62 / F3 $410,000 - $450,000 Blackburn 1A Blackburn Road 3130 9894 8788 Gordon Openstein 0402 303 508 Ellie Gong 0430 434 567

Box Hill South 29 Surrey Street Renovate or redevelop this original WB on 737sqm Your first opportunity in over 60 years to secure this original WB property - orientated to the preferred northerly rear aspect - on a generous allotment approx. 737sqm only minutes to Kingswood College, Roberts McCubbin Primary School, Artists Park & major retail shopping, restaurants, train/tram/bus terminus at Box Hill Central. Refurbish, extend or redevelop (S.T.C.A.) comprising livingrm with provision for an OFP, dining area, kitchen, 3brms, family bathroom/2 WCs plus carport, garage & garden bungalow various garden sheds. Don’t wait another 60 years - call your builder or your architect today! 3 A 1 B 2 C 737 (approx) D > VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF > EPR > OFFICE > TEL > CONTACT

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Thurs 2.00 - 2.30pm & Sat 11.45 - 12.15pm Saturday 17th November - 2.00pm 61 / D1 $640,000 - $690,000 Balwyn 279 Whitehorse Road 3103 9830 7000 Troy Rendle 0438 305 520 Brad Ellis 0418 394 062

Blackburn North 28 Primula Street 4 bedrooms and a familyroom Imagine what you could make of this BV property on a larger allotment approx. 694sqm. The home requires substantial refurbishment, as much as anything else, to capitalise on the already strong level of accommodation comprising living room, central ‘kitchen area’ overlooking a family room, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with provision for 2nd WC plus double lock up garage, bungalow and storage shed. Redevelop with one or more new properties (S.T.C.A.) or build your dream home minutes to local shops, major retail/supermarkets and cinemas at Doncaster and Box Hill Central with nearby primary/secondary schools and Eastlink access. 4 A 2 B 2 C 694 (approx) D > VIEW Thurs 1.45 - 2.15pm & Sat 12.45 - 1.15pm > AUCTION Saturday 17th November - 3.30pm > MEL REF > EPR > OFFICE > TEL > CONTACT

47 / J5 $490,000 - $540,000 Blackburn 1A Blackburn Road 3130 9894 8788 Jason Starchenko 0415 141 420 Gordon Openstein 0402 303 508

Mitcham 19 Rosstrevor Crescent A ‘dress circle’ address Dress circle is a suitably appropriate description for the leafy environs of Rosstrevor Crescent ‘semi circular’ in shape - & this very attractive 50’s WB home, enjoying the support of many equally fine adjoining properties, will surprise you with a real strength of family accommodation comprising formal living room, stunning timber kitchen, open plan dining & family room, 3 bedrooms - main with ens/WIR, further family bathroom/2 WCs plus undercover entertainment deck overlooking the deceptively large & private rear garden plus carport & storage shed. Only minutes to popular Rangeview shops/supermarket with further easy access to Mitcham shopping & train. 3 A 2 B 2 C 673 (approx) D > VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF > EPR > OFFICE > TEL > CONTACT

Thurs 4.45 - 5.15pm & Sat 1.15 - 1.45pm Saturday 24th November - 12.30pm 48 / J12 $590,000 - $650,000 Blackburn 1A Blackburn Road 3130 9894 8788 Gordon Openstein 0402 303 508 Brad Ellis 0418 394 062

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Eltham 70 John Street Eltham Garden Retreat Moments from the centre of Eltham, and set on 4817sqm (approx), Eltham Garden Retreat offers a substantial mudbrick home and separate retreat. In perfect harmony with garden spaces designed by the renowned landscape designer Gordon Ford and nestled under a canopy of gums it delivers a lifestyle that is totally unique. Both The Retreat and The Loft have been run as a successful Bed & Breakfast since 1997. The business has recent TripAdvisor certification and enjoys year round return business from local, interstate and international guests. Expressions of Interest: Offers Close Tuesday 20th November at 6pm (Unless Sold Prior)

Eltham 259 Reynolds Road ’Tara’ - A Joy To Behold This 4.8 acre (approx) property is a joy to behold. Superbly presented and extremely manageable, it is an excellent opportunity for a family looking for a generous home and a rural lifestyle; with the convenience of Eltham and Research just a few minutes away. Four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a timber and stone kitchen complement three expansive living areas including one with a spa. With pool, numerous stables, multi car/caravan/boat accommodation, and ménage it would suit equestrian pursuits, multiple recreational uses or just relaxed family fun. Expressions of Interest: Offers Close Tuesday 27th November at 6pm (Unless Sold Prior)

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Expressions of Interest Contact Graham Morrison 0417 101 997 Contact Lucas Peressini 0458 016 868 Office 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431 2444 Web





Expressions of Interest Inspect Thursday 2:30 - 3pm & Saturday 2:30 - 3pm Contact Graham Morrison 0417 101 997 Contact Lucas Peressini 0458 016 868 Office 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431 2444 Web

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Templestowe 25 June Crescent

3A 2B 2C 1D

Alfresco Entertaining with Low Maintenance Appeal Delivering lifestyle prestige amongst magnificent landscaped surrounds, this classically elegant townhouse features sophisticated indoor/outdoor entertaining. Meticulously presented interiors include formal lounge and study, gourmet kitchen, expansive family/meals, 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms. A host of quality extras are included. Moments to popular Templestowe Village, transport, parklands and quality schooling. Free of body corporate.

Doncaster East 5 Nottingwood Street

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A Spacious Haven in Glorious Garden Surrounds Surrounded by magnificent floral gardens this sensational 4 bedroom home offers the ultimate lifestyle. Light filled interiors include large living/dining, modern kitchen & casual family/meals with alfresco entertaining domain.

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Auction Sat 24th November at 1.00pm (if not sold prior) Inspect Thurs & Sat 12.00 -12.30pm Call Michael Mamasis 0418 358 478 Scott George 0410 753 549


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