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10% OFF already reduced stock Nothing over $20 - excludes basics

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Abercrombie men’s Tops $9 Abercrombie lady’s Tops $5 Tuscany Homewares 60% OFF

25% OFF everything - excluding gift cards 50% OFF full priced items only Shirts from $20. Free Gloweave tie with any purchase over $100.00 Up to 50% OFF. Merrell / Dr. Martens / D.C. / Vans / Lee riders / Catyerpillar / Zoo York and More! Christmas ornaments (small) – 4 FOR $10, Christmas ornaments (large) – 3 FOR $10, Christmas recordable books - $10, Spend $50 and receive a FREE GIFT valued at RRP $10.99!

Sample Sale - clothing from $5.00 Further 20% OFF storewide Take 35% OFF full priced and already reduced stock excludes accessories and hosiery Take a further 25% OFF all stock Lady’s one piece $60 and lady’s separates $30 per piece

SENSATIONAL SUMMER CRAYFISH IS BACK ½ Crayfish Mornay Served with Salad

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Spot the wandering Ugg girl to receive your $20 Ugg voucher to use in store on VIP. Shoes starting from $49 for ladies and $29 for children

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The Roof Dentist is a specialist in repairing and rectifying leaky roofs with more than 25 years’ experience and know-how. We aim to get to the cause of your leakage problem as quickly and painlessly as possible. Our only aim is to ensure you get quality outcomes that fix the problems long term. We are renowned for fast leak detection, pain-free roof repairs, and service all roof types. We also provide a free on-site quote. Call Andrew today on 0418 338 996.

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Almara Cabinets is a family business established in 1995 with several years previous experience in the wardrobe industry. Almara’s core business is the manufacture and fitting of primarily wardrobes, however, they manufacture other products in the line of custom-built wall and entertainment units, desks, cabinets, laundry cupboards, shelving and garage storage. Have an experienced designer come to you, for a no obligation quote. They also deal direct with builders.

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2005 and 2008, more than triple the number diagnosed between 1980 and 1984. If adopted, the Australian Asbestos Management Review proposal would eventually involve thousands of homes built with asbestos products. Manningham Council said 29,682 residential properties in the municipality were built before 1987. Whitehorse was unable to provide figures before deadline. But MAV president Bill McArthur said asbestos checks were â&#x20AC;&#x153;outside local governmentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; areas of responsibilitiesâ&#x20AC;? and should be conducted by state governments to avoid council rate rises. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They fail to consider cost impacts, constraints already affecting councils and how the proposals would be funded,â&#x20AC;? he said. But advocacy group Asbestoswise described the MAVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stance as â&#x20AC;&#x153;a massive cop-outâ&#x20AC;?. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The database would be useful to home owners, renters, tradies â&#x20AC;Ś anyone whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to cause dust from internal movement or renovation,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Asbestoswise CEO Wayne Bruton said. Bruton said councils could conduct checks when a vendor applied for a council-issued land information certificate, required when putting a property on the market. And while the debate over asbestos management is likely to continue for years, so will the deaths from mesothelioma. Experts believe 25,000 Australians will die from the disease during the next four decades.

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boX Hill \ boX Hill GarDeNS A group of 10 youths set upon two people enjoying an evening barbecue in the Box Hill Gardens on November 19, police say. The group approached the pair about 6.25pm and stole a mobile phone, before one of the victims was punched in the face. Police said the group then fled the scene. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Box Hill police Embona taskforce on 8892 3200. \





boX Hill \ ceNtro boX Hill Police have charged four youths following a series of burglaries at Centro Box Hill this month. Detective Senior Sergeant Dennis Harnetty said a takeaway food shop in the centre was burgled several times after hours, with food stolen on eachBALWYN occasion. The four youths, aged 12 to 15, will face the Children’s Court at a later date. \




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bUrWooD \ StatioN CANTERBURY Street SURREY HILLS Blackburn Lake And Sanctuary New tenants of a Burwood house were left high and dry when they Reservoir turned on their taps for the first time, only to find their water pipes CAMBERWELL had been stolen. Senior Sergeant Martin Fleming said the copper BOX HILL SOUTH BLACKBURN SOUTH theft occurred between October 22 and November 16 while the FOREST HILL house was empty. He estimated the value of the 50 metres of HARTWELL STN Retarding Basin half-inch and three-quarter-inch pipes to be about $600. Senior BURWOOD Sergeant Fleming said police had no description of the offenders BURWOOD STN BURWOOD EAST or their vehicle, and called on anyone with information to ring CrimeStoppers on 1800 333 000. \







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templeStoWe \ WeSterFolDS parK Police have warned the public to be wary of the dangers of home-made explosives following an incident in a Templestowe park on November 19. Bomb-response officers were called to Westerfolds Park when a member of the public spotted a “sparkler bomb” on the ground. The device was removed safely by police and nobody was injured. Acting Senior Sergeant Vaughan Atherton said sparkler bombs were often used in pranks but had the potential to be deadly. “Kids should be aware that these can be harmful, and can result in people losing fingers, limbs and eyesight,” he said. \ vermoNt SoUtH \ bUrWooD HiGHWaY A man has been remanded to face the Melbourne Magistrates Court in December following an incident where police were led on a high-speed chase through the eastern suburbs. Seaford man Michael Patrick McCoy, 45, has been charged with offences including stealing a car and conduct endangering serious injury. Police and the Sherriff’s department were running a numberplate recognition operation on November 15 in Vermont South at 1.30pm when a car sped through the site and led them on a chase. The pursuit ended when the car crashed into a mini-van on Boronia Road, Wantirna South. The van driver sustained minor injuries, while the car driver suffered back injuries. \








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letters to the editor Junction thanks ■ I would like to thank the hundreds of residents from our local community who attended the fabulous celebration of the preservation of the Junction Road parkland as open space on Sunday, November 18. About 300 residents, including children, attended and enjoyed a great afternoon with a barbecue, jazz band, jumping castle and face painting. My thanks go to the current and past students from Blackburn High School, the Toshi Clinch Quintet for their wonderful music and to the Mitcham Rotary Club. This achievement by the Baillieu government is one that I am very proud of given the community concern and uncertainty around the parkland’s future for over a decade. I would also like to thank the many residents who came out early and stayed late to help with the set-up and pack-up of the event – a real demonstration of community spirit. Dee Ryall \ mla miTcham wing and a prayer south-west corner of Ruffey Lake Park is a favoured nesting site

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for several bird species, including tawny frogmouth, which return each spring to nest and raise their chicks. The timing of the Manningham Multicultural Festival on November 17 with its associated preparations involving pruning dead tree limbs with chainsaws, cherry picker and noisy chipper (including trimming a tree with a nesting tawny frogmouth and two chicks) followed by playing Try Cricket under the same tree, proved too much and they deserted the nest prior to fully fledging. The chances of the two unfledged chicks surviving must be small. Surely in a park this big the festival could be relocated to another area or the timing changed to avoid the spring nesting season. DaviD neville \ DoncasTeR a shame in any language ■ Shame on you, Weekly Review, for giving such prominence to Peter Olney and his unsavoury plan to force local shopkeepers to display English-language signs [Signing off, TWR, November 21]. And shame on you, Mr Olney, for even thinking such a plan will enhance our community. I

am a sixth-generation Aussie who has lived in Box Hill for more than 50 years, and it’s clear to me that the different languages, cultures, skin colours and yes, signs have added to the area’s appeal. To suggest people can’t tell what’s in a shop without a sign out the front telling them so is ridiculous. I suggest that Mr Olney try looking in the window! anne \ Box hill going green ■ CERES is to be congratulated on its scheme to offset carbon miles on its

home-delivered organic veggie boxes by supporting a wind farm in China [(E)mission possible, TWR, November 21]. We all know organic food tastes better, is better for our bodies and better for the planet, and China should be given every encouragement to develop renewable energy sources. However, I sincerely hope that those who are well off enough to be able to afford the extra dollars to pay for home-delivered organic vegetables are also compassionate enough to recognise that millions of people in the world, some of them on our own doorstep, cannot afford even the most basic of foodstuffs Saving the planet is admirable, but taking care of your fellow man is divine. Give generously to those less fortunate than yourselves, not just this Christmas, but all year around. nell \ WaRRanDyTe who’s watching ■ Smart meters monitor your home every minute of every day, transmitting sophisticated data about your personal behaviour, stripping us of our privacy. They identify electrical devices

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he Boston ivy is winning. The grass is losing. of a vermin infestation: fight all you like, it will win in The Virginia creeper is beyond control; the Little the end. Gem magnolia is struggling. The Vietnamese I think it takes a particular skill to end up with all mint is a goddamn weed; the poor old sage can’t cope. the wrong things in forceful bloom in one’s garden, so In the strict hierarchy that should be the well-ordered thanks for that. I just don’t know how I’ve managed to garden, my little plot has lost the plot. get it so wrong. Everything that should be thriving is being I feed the camellias religiously (at the beginning overtaken by anything else defined as a weed or and at the end of the football season, my I’ve a pest or simply too difficult to control. mother told me); I am particularly careful uncorked I always liked to think I had a green thumb with the gardenia the kids gave Russell for his – but now I realise it’s the wrong one. I’m birthday (Epsom salts whenever I can, and a a green good at growing the stuff that everyone else tough prune). genie … ruthlessly cuts out. I lay into that Vietnamese mint pitilessly, It seemed like a good idea at the time – the but none of it seems to make a difference. quick satisfaction of a wall of consoling green While my back is turned for just a few days, the provided by a creeping vine, and the riot of autumn vines and creepers and nuisances take over, creeping colours that comes with it. into and starting to strangle the trees themselves. The The first year it’s fine; the second year it’s splendid, interior of the house darkens behind the thicket, and and complete strangers pause on the street to take even though my patch is small, it seems all too much to photos of the display. take on. But the third year, well – it’s the horticultural version I suspect this is a failure of impulse control on my

part, and the importance of understanding delayed gratification. I went for the quick fix and am now reaping the wind. And the weeds. The long-term investments were made in substantial trees – one glorious crepe myrtle in particular – and excellent plants, but I just couldn’t wait for them to do their slow, steady green thing. I wanted leafy abundance and I wanted it now. Nothing like a hot north-facing wall to show you just what a creeping ivy is capable of in one season. So, I had all the leaves I could possibly want– but I also have a big problem. I suppose I could take the “one person’s weed …” approach, but I’m fundamentally a garden conservative – I believe in the hierarchy and the idea of all things contained and in their rightful place. There is a sublime sense of satisfaction knowing that one’s garden is growing with pretty maids all in a row, as it were. Instead, I’ve uncorked a green genie … and I can’t stuff it back in the planter box it came in. \

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amantha Armytage is coping well with fame. Maybe there’s still a bit of the country girl in her keeping it real. Still, being on television – she’s the co-presenter of Channel Seven’s Weekend Sunrise – can change things. “I try to make time for friends and do social things a couple of times a week, catch up with people, more than anything to keep it real, to make sure you’re hanging out with people and finding out what’s going on in the real world,” she says. Some stars find it hard to keep it real. “Not for me, because I don’t think I get carried away with it. But at certain times of your life you’re sitting in a situation where you think, ‘Wow, this is a pretty unreal world’. “You’re meeting incredibly famous people and the next day you’re on a plane to go to the Melbourne Cup. Then you’re back in town doing photo shoots, and you go, ‘Whoa’. (It’s important to) not to get swept up by it and not take yourself too seriously.” She doesn’t appear to do that. Armytage has gone from a shy teenager from the Snowy Mountains to front and centre on television, in people’s living rooms at a time of the morning that lends itself to intimacy and an affectionate forgiveness for on-air stuff-ups. She’s become Our Sam, and you get the feeling this amazing journey still slightly startles her. I ask if she had ever overheard a conversation about herself? “I was in a café in Balmain six months ago and I heard some people at the next table say, ‘Blonde newsreader Samantha Armytage …’ I couldn’t hear what they were saying, and when you hear your name you want to hear what they’re saying.” Did she edge closer? “Yes. But I still couldn’t hear. And they didn’t know it was me. And you wouldn’t because I had sunglasses on. When I go to the café, it’s my gym gear on. I felt like spinning round and saying, ‘You know she’s a great girl’. But I didn’t.” Sam Armytage is a no-nonsense type with the sort of laugh that makes whatever she’s laughing about sound

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Keeping things real is what makes Weekend Sunrise co-host Samantha Armytage tick, writes PETER WILMOTH.

Armytage says. “We had winter shows and gymkhanas. I loved Black Beauty and The Black Stallion.” But there were city influences, too. “I got the Madonna showbag at the Cooma Show in 1985,” she says. “Black bangles, some kind of net thing you put over your head, a fluoro money pouch. I loved Madonna. I had posters of horses and Madonna. And Michael Jackson’s Thriller was the first cassette I owned. My sister was a little bit trendier, a bit more with it.” The Armytages had an interesting Melbourne connection. The family owned Como House in South Yarra and sold it to the National Trust in 1969. “We’ve had family reunions; my aunt got married there,” Arymtage says. “If we were in Melbourne, we’d go in and say hello and potter around, and we kids would pretend that we still lived there.” Her grandfather carved his initials in a window – they can still be seen today. “Grandpa went to boarding school at Geelong Grammar and would go at the weekend to Como and stay with his aunts,” Armytage says. “He stole one of their diamond rings one day and carved his initials in the attic.” At the age of 13, Samantha Armytage was sent to boarding school in the eastern suburbs of Sydney. She’d been to Sydney only twice before and was terrified. It was not a happy start. “I cried for a term,” she says. “When mum and dad first sent me I felt, ‘Why are you doing this?’. Then after a term I made friends. Girls are tricky at that age, at all ages, but that age particularly. Then you’ve got to find your little spot, and it was one of

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a bit funnier. It’s a quality that has served her well as a morning television host where a lot can go wrong and a lot can be unintentionally funny. And useful when you’re working with a classic Aussie “bloke” such as Andrew O’Keefe, with whom she has been together on screen for five years. “The chemistry has always been there but we’re really hitting our stride now where he is like a big brother,” she says. “He can be like an annoying big brother but I love him. We get on so well on and off screen.” Armytage grew up the eldest of three on a property outside Adaminaby, 52 kilometres out of Cooma in the Snowy Mountains; Banjo Paterson country. “I was a very shy girl and a very polite girl,” she says. “Ask my mother and there would be no way she would have seen me doing what I do now, which is not the most shy and polite industry. “We were real country kids. We skied all winter; we rode horses all summer. I went to a school of 24 kids, six kids in my year. I was the school captain.” Television didn’t play a big part in the family’s life. “Our TV was fuzzy reception,” she says. “I remember trying to watch The Goodies. If the wind blew the wrong way and moved the aerial, we had no TV. “And we weren’t allowed to sit inside and watch TV. If you said to my father, ‘I’m bored’, he’d say, ‘There are 16,000 acres (6474 hectares) out there; I’ll see you at night-time’. We’d just get on a horse and go.” The Armytages ran sheep and cattle, with the kids sometimes helping to muster on a motorbike. “I had posters of horses all over the walls of my bedroom,”

the best things mum and dad ever did.” Armytage knew it was a privileged environment. “I’d sit on the lunch lawn and we’d have our Vegemite sandwiches and we’d look up the harbour to the bridge. As a 13-year-old you don’t fully appreciate it but every now and again you’d look up and think, ‘Wow, I’m not in Adaminaby any more, Toto’.” She soon enjoyed school. “They were all country kids, too. We were all in the same boat. By high school I became a bit of a class clown, bit of a smart alec. But the shyness is still there underneath. I’m not that great with people I don’t know. I had to become more independent and toughen up a lot.” After school she had a gap year in England, cooling her heels after a not-spectacular final year of school. Then she thought maybe she’d like to be a journalist. “I could always write and I like telling stories. And I could be funny. But I didn’t know what to do with it.” She got a job at Sky News reporting out of Canberra, which was great experience. “It was exhausting. At Sky, I covered the bushfires, then the Iraq war, then the election. I did not stop. In the grand scheme of things, it was a really lucky start.” In 2003, she was headhunted by Seven. After news reporting and more presenting, Armytage received a call from the executive producer of Weekend Sunrise. “It was a Sunday morning and I was a young reporter so I was probably hungover. He said, ‘Can you get into the studio in half an hour? We just want to screen-test you next to Andrew (O’Keefe).’ “There was something on the autocue and we read

that, then we just starting chatting and laughing and being stupid, which continues to this day. In my earpiece from the control room he said, ‘I love it, you’ve got it’. I thought, ‘I’ve got what? What am I being offered’?” Her star rose quickly. Last year she was a contestant on Dancing With the Stars. “I’ve always been quite active and quite sporty and quite co-ordinated, so I thought when I agreed to do it that I’d be better at it. And I wasn’t. Oh my God, I was bad at it. The crew used to say to me, ‘Just enjoy it’. So I did go in genuinely thinking I would just enjoy it. “But it is actually quite a serious competition. The more it went on and the more I realised I couldn’t do it, the more I was determined to enjoy it, laugh through it and take it lightly, which I think irritated the judges.” Still, she made it to the semi-finals. “My mother said, ‘When they announce you’re going through to the next round can you please stop rolling your eyes?’ But everybody else there wants to keep going. I didn’t need to win it. Just being part of it was enough for me.” Armytage, 36, has been the subject of newspaper articles discussing her weight. One recent article was headlined “I lost 5kgs and a boyfriend”. “For some reason people seem to be interested in my weight and my love life,” she says. “I think it’s because they see me as a normal girl; because I’m not that stick-skinny kind of girl that we’ve come to expect on TV. And I think that resonates with a lot of people who watch at home. “They think, ‘That’s a normal-looking girl’. Which is terrible if there are so many skinny girls that someone who’s a size 12 and quite normal has to stand out for being normal … But I think there are a lot of girls out there like me, and on-air these days, there are a lot of girls who are more normal-looking.” The discussion of her weight in the media was confronting for her. “It shocked me during Dancing because I had never thought of myself as being … it had just never been discussed … it was the first time my weight had ever been called into question in the newspapers. At first I was horrified, ‘Why are they all talking about my weight? Who cares?’ You get used to these things. “You put on weight, you lose weight, it’s just the way life goes. I feel for the girls who have babies and have to be subjected to that kind of discussion in the papers because it can be very hurtful and it’s very personal.” And TV is an unforgiving medium with nowhere to hide. Did she ever think, ‘‘Oh dear, did I just say that?’’ “Often,” she says. “It’s morning television. Most of it is not scripted. Especially with what Andrew and I do on weekends. You have to roll with it.” She gets into make-up at 5am. “I’m OK in the mornings these days. I’ve had to become a morning person. There was a time in the early days when it was tougher to get to bed earlier. But I still do what normal people do. I go to weddings and I go out and go to dinner. I just make sure I’m in bed at a reasonable time. Which is good. We should all be doing that.” She laughs … that self-deprecating, I’m-not-taking-myself-tooseriously laugh. As I leave, and ponder her story, it strikes me that this infectious laugh of hers is her secret weapon and that, when we’re talking laughs, she’s having the last one. \ pwilmoth@theweeklyreview, we welcome your feedback @

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estaurateur Chris Lucas loves a catchy name – first he gave us Chin Chin, now there’s Baby. Like its predecessor, Baby has been wildly popular ever since opening (last month). Staff say they’d expected at least breakfast would be calm to begin with, but the place has been pumping pretty much from dawn ’til late, every day. I imagine there’s a brief lull between 4pm and 4.15pm, but otherwise it’s all systems go-go-go at The Restaurant Formerly Known as Pearl. Another thing Baby and Chin Chin have in common is a language tape playing on loop in the toilets. At Baby, you can learn to say io non copisco in the time it takes to tap the kidneys. Genius. Obviously, décor-wise, the two diverge. Where Chin Chin is warehouse Asian with sexy masonry, street art and crowd-pleasing Thai from a Nahm-trained crew, Baby is conceptualised Italian trattoria with a trio of native chefs dishing up crowd-pleasing cucina. Aside from the location, recessed from Church Street within a pizza’s toss from the bridge, you wouldn’t recognise the once-hallowed altar of Geoff Lindsay’s duck curry. The red light bathing the entry and white-painted interiors conjure a traditional trattoria, with a dash of renovator chic in the canvas backdrops and wood floors. Leather-cushioned banquettes and cool Bentwoods in filing-cabinet grey with tan leather detailing lift the tone but the mood is very definitely relaxed, loud, bright and busy as Christmas. There are some excellent staff here – like wine guy Shane, possibly the most charming somm in Melbourne – and also some duds. Things go pretty smoothly on a late-ish weeknight, but Sunday lunch is amusingly skewiff. Staff bring the wrong wine to us, forget a carafe at the table next door, and then deliver us the wrong pizza. Even when the right one arrives, it’s still slightly wrong. Its puffy, pan-fried dough is dressed with melting, creamy mozzarella burrata, basil leaves and tomatoes straight from the fridge. Not caramelised as the menu promised, but raw, chilled and sliced. A prosciutto pizza is more on the money – a simple arrangement of thin, crisp crust topped with pukka produce like fior de latte and San Marzano tomatoes. Such quality ingredients are the backbone of the menu, from the trio of cold cuts in the salumi misti to the free-range chicken cacciatora, but the kitchen doesn’t always do them justice. There is ricotta with mint and broadbeans, served on a too-crisp, too-thin bruschetta. What could be a light, summery muddle of seasonal ingredients on chewy charred toast is a crunchy bread wafer with bruised mint and lacklustre beans. Tuna tartare also lacks that just-fresh shimmer. I like the intense savouriness of capers, feisty olive oil and chilli, but too much salt smothers the tuna flavours. That said, they do a cracking calamari. The go-to dish on so many Italian menus is presented here as short strips of squid flash-fried in a sizzling pan and then tossed with rocket leaves and crushed olive. The balance of sweet fish and salty olive is just right.

Pity the waiter whisks away the plate before we’re quite finished. There’s a heavy Italian emphasis to the wine list – in origin as well as grape variety – but bottles are priced reasonably, with plenty in the $40-$50 bracket, and at least one for $39. Our pasta has been made on a chitarra, apparently,

A fine dish: Blue-eye cod with clams, tomatoes and potato chunks. (DarrIaN TrayNor)

a stringed box (chitarra = guitar) over which the pasta is rolled gently to extrude square spaghetti ribbons. It’s cooked in very salty water and served with porky garlic sausage chunks, chilli and wild greens – also amazingly salty but not in an awful way. Me piace molto. We want the rabbit braised in white wine and peas, but they don’t have it, so we settle for the blue-eye with clams, tomatoes and salsa verde. There’s plenty of charred and juicy white fish seasoned with sweet herbed tomatoes, and pipis for texture and taste. There are also potato chunks that feel unnecessary, but it’s still a fine fish dish. Desserts cover some of the greatest hits of Italian dolci, from tiramisu to the individual lemon tarts that are all the rage this Sunday lunch. We snack on more rustic sfinci instead, four fried pastry bombs crusted in cinnamon sugar and a hint of orange zest, with a so-so chocolatey goop in which to dip them. The sorbet and gelati selection wins rave reviews, from the mango (super) to the nougat (wonderful). Sorbets, spaghetti and calamari aside, I’m not blown away by the cooking. But friends who are also dining this sunny afternoon tell me later they thought Baby was fantastic – “though maybe a bit loud”. They live just nearby, so their opinion is the one that matters. \ To read more reviews


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I’ve somehow managed to hitherto avoid Glee, but this week’s Grease special seemed a good occasion to take a trial session. I’m not sure I’ll be back next week, but can now understand why it has so many dedicated fans. This is a show that is all about the fan experience. Its cast exists to be a costume play of pop favourites – Madonna,West Side Story, Grease. Characters work through personal issues in the context of songs they’re rehearsing, as if something is only meaningful when experienced through the prism of pop culture. Maybe this is taking the show too seriously. Certainly, Glee delights in being ridiculous, with an approach to realism that makes The Bold and the Beautiful seem like Redfern Now. But there’s something uncomfortable about seeing pop culture recycle itself so self-consciously. The first time it’s creativity, the second time mediocrity. \

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Watching \ How to Survive a Plague. (Bio, December 1, 6.30pm) Premiere of great US doco on the early days of the AIDS epidemic. Listening \ The Rolling Stones Grrr! This new compilation unearths a few forgotten treasures but, even allowing for two decent new tracks, isn’t a patch on Hot Rocks. attending \ Japanese Film Festival. (Opens November 29). Great selection of surprising, unseen titles.

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The Athenaeum The earliest example of theatre originated in ancient Egypt, with “Pyramid texts” dating from 2800BC. So it makes sense that the Melbourne City Council (with all the inevitable city council dramas) met in the Athenaeum building until 1852, when the Melbourne Town Hall was built. The Athenaeum began as Melbourne’s first Mechanics Institute in 1839. It was the venue for lectures by Mark Twain and Sir Redmond Barry, and the first Australian feature film, The History of the Kelly Gang, premiered here. It has continually and consistently played a vital role in the development of music, visual arts, literature, comedy and theatre in our city. \


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CHRISTMAS SONGS OF PRAISE Diamond Valley Baptist Church will celebrate Christmas with the talents of the Darebin City Brass trio and ensemble, singer and harpist Alana Conway, concert pianist Matthew Field, singer, guitarist and songwriter Levi McGrath, as well as regular performers Dale Philip and Ron Ellis. There’s no door charge, and in between carols, you can snack on complementary afternoon tea. ■ Diamond Valley Baptist Church Auditorium, 309 Diamond Creek Road, Plenty. December 2, from 2pm. 9459 5698

SOAPMAKING When you wander up the aisles of craft markets, no doubt there’ll be at least one stall selling beautiful-smelling, handmade soap for $5 a bar. In this class, you can learn how to make your own soap using only products found within the home. You’ll learn how to combine natural products such as olive oil, herbs, spices and lye water and turn them into moisturising soap. For $30, all materials are provided – unless you want rose petals, which you’re encouraged to bring them from home. ■ Kallista Community House, 2 Church Street, Kallista. December 6, 10am-noon. 9755 2622

AUSTRALIAN GIRLS CHOIR The Australian Girls Choir is perhaps best known for its patriotic performances in the Qantas ads. It has achieved worldwide recognition and is considered the most accomplished girls choir in Australia. Fifty choristers will perform carols and other favourites. The Whitehorse Centre’s Midweek Matinee Season 2012 will come to a close with this much-awaited performance. ■ Whitehorse Centre, 397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading, December 5, 11am. 9262 6555

BOTANICAL WORD NERDS A grounding in Latin can be of great assistance to plant lovers. The formal technique used to name plants and other living organisms is called binomial nomenclature, and involves giving the subject of the name two parts, both of which use Latin grammatical forms. Take this opportunity to discover the meaning behind some of Heide’s plant names with resident gardener James Dodd,


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THEATRE A VERY WOGGY XMAS COMEDY GALA My Big Fat Greek Wedding is the most recent production to share the comedy of ethnic celebrations with us all. A Very Woggy Xmas Comedy will bring the laughs home again with a line-up of local “ethnic” comedians. They’ve got Joe Avati (fresh from his Canadian tour), Tahir (Habib from Fat Pizza and Housos), Rob Shehadie (Rocky from Fat Pizza and Housos), plus star on the rise Anthony Salame (Housos and From Lebanon with Love), who will bring plenty of inappropriate laughs and politically incorrect jokes. ■ The Veneto Club, 191 Bulleen Road, Bulleen. December 6, 8pm. 9850 7111

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ou won’t hear any talk of unfinished The club also welcomes back Steve Vaughan business at Vermont Football Club as its fitness coach after a four-year stint with this summer, after the Eagles kicked Bayswater and East Ringwood. off their preseason last week with their Barlow says his team’s game style for usual optimism. next year will remain largely the same, After falling short against Balwyn in this but could change depending on some year’s EFL division 1 grand final, Vermont potential recruits. coach Kris Barlow is sticking to the plan that ‘‘Your game plan changes with your list, so got them through to the last week, rather than that will evolve,” he explains. “We obviously implementing a radical overhaul. need a key forward, and if we do get a key ‘‘We were really happy with how the forward we’re after then our game plan club finished up last year and we feel will change a little bit to adjust to the we really developed,’’ Barlow says. way he plays.’’ We want ‘‘The club is trying to build for But Barlow says the most to enjoy sustained success and we don’t important thing for him over the everything necessarily need a whole heap of preseason is making sure everyone we do new players to come in for it to at the club is getting what they want work. We feel as though we’ve got out of footy, regardless of which team some good juniors who will come up they’re playing in. this year from the colts and, combined ‘‘We want to enjoy everything we do,’’ he with the reserves who went through the year says. ‘‘We’ve got semi-professional footballers, undefeated, we feel that’s where we can grow.’’ and we’ve got blokes that just want to be Despite losing former AFL player Heath around the group, so we’re really conscious Black to Mazenod, Vermont is still in a strong of making sure that everyone at the club feels position, having added Ben Crowe to its list in part of it.’’ a playing/coaching role. And what about redemption for that Crowe joins the club from Somerville, lost premiership? having previously played with Frankston in ‘‘It’s gonna take a lot of hard work and the VFL, and will fill the role that Black held luck,’’ says Barlow. ‘‘The hard work comes last season. in preseason and the luck will come during ‘‘Ben brings some real energy, he’s a the season, but we feel like we’re going in the massive personality,’’ Barlow says. ‘‘He gives right direction.’’ \ EwEn McRaE us what we really needed, which is some real vibrant leadership.’’

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he front porch, with its gabled portico, stretches across the width of this single-storey brick house. The bricks are the colour of sandstone. The roof is grey-blue corrugated steel. The round columns supporting the porch are white. Together, they present a frontage of muted elegance, set across the block, instead of towering above it. It is refreshing to find a house – on one acre (4000 square metres approx) – that is not vertically inclined. That is not to say this is a small house. It is big, but it was obviously designed by someone who believes that, in order to handle a big project, you have to tackle it in smaller sections. So this house is zoned, with a parents’ wing, a working wing, and a children’s wing, designed around a central hub. It also has two outdoor entertainment areas, a swimming pool and floodlit tennis court. The entry, flanked by a formal lounge on the left and a formal dining room on the right, leads into the central hub (family/meals area integrated with kitchen) that is three steps up from the entry’s level. A passageway bisects the open entry (there is no foyer), branching off to the main bedroom wing on the right. A bathroom is also to be found in this wing. The large main bedroom has a balcony, walk-in dressing area and an en suite with twin undermount basins, a shower and a spa bath. The left wing comprises study, laundry and a bedroom with built-in wardrobes. The passageway in this wing also leads to the garage, which is big enough for four cars parked in tandem. The entry and the bisecting passageway have floating timber floors, while the rooms off them are carpeted. Floating timber floors are also installed in the central hub, which opens via sliding doors to the outside. Twin doors lead to a rumpus room off the central hub while a single door connects the children’s bedroom wing to the hub. This wing has two bedrooms with walk-in wardrobes, a large bathroom and a separate toilet and a linen cupboard.


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The large kitchen has granite benchtops, glass splashbacks and a plumbed, J-shaped island bench. A 900mm Smeg hob, a wall-mounted oven, walk-in pantry and cabinetry with 2pac finish provide loads of working space for loads of cooking. There is more space for cooking on the roofed deck outside. This deck, with a raked roof, is protected from the elements by café blinds (industrial-strength see-through plastic sheets) that can be rolled up in summer. From this outside room a gravel path leads up to the floodlit tennis court and solar-heated swimming pool. A paved area a couple of steps down from this deck is also covered for all-weather useage and currently houses a table-tennis table and home-gym equipment. “The house layout is perfect for families,” the vendor says. “The parents’ wing is separated from the rest of the house and the study near the garage is separate again – good for working – and then there is the children’s wing with two bedrooms. We also have soundproofing in the wall between the main bedroom and children’s wing.” Most of all, he likes the area because it is quiet. “This house is surrounded by one-acre properties. Behind us is an acre property and across the road, another acre property. Other roads are an acre away!” A search on shows that there are more than 10 schools within three kilometres of this property, including Park Orchards Primary, Ringwood North Primary, Norwood Secondary College and the Melbourne Rudolf Steiner School. Shopping centres within that radius include Ringwood Plaza and Eastland. The 100 Acres, a significant bushland reserve is about 1.2 kilometres away. There are, however, no train stations within the three-kilometre radius. The vendor says a drive into the city takes 45-50 minutes. \ SIEW-CHING GOH




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Fast facts \ Single-storey house on about 4000 square metres of land; separate bedroom zones; three of the four bedrooms have walk-in wardrobes; study; formal lounge with open fireplace; separate dining room; open-plan kitchen/ meals/family zone; walk-in pantry; granite kitchen benchtops; rumpus room with wet bar; wool carpets; floating timber floors in the open-plan areas; two roofed outdoor “rooms”; gas central heating; evaporative cooling; security system; ducted vacuum; floodlit tennis court with TigerTurf synthetic grass; saltwater chlorinated, solar-heated pool. Park Orchards \ 22kms from the city november 28, 2012 \ The weekly review 63


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croydon This house is a reality check – it falls within the price range suited to about one in three Australians. According to property information provider RP Data, nationwide (until August this year) about 30 per cent of houses were sold for between $400,000 and $600,000 and about 40 per cent between $200,000 and $400,000. This Croydon house might be an example of what 30 per cent of buyers are looking for, but it has something that not all the 30 per cent will find – views of the Dandenong Ranges from the front porch as well as from the rear garden. A short entry hallway (with the main bedroom to the left and lounge plus dining area to the right) leads straight into an open-plan family room and kitchen. Skylights in this area cast a soft glow on the polished timber floors. Timber-framed glass doors in the family room lead outside to a paved area and an extensive deck in the back garden. Another set of sliding doors, on the wall facing the garden doors, leads to the dining area, creating a simple but effective flowing space. A smaller sliding door in the family room conceals the entrance to the laundry, two bedrooms and bathroom. Only the smallest of the bedrooms opens directly into the open-plan family room. This house is in an area that is well served by schools and shops. Two train stations – Croydon and Mooroolbark – are less than two kilometres away. \ SIEW-CHING GOH






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It is rare to see a house that has been cherished and maintained to the extent this one has. It is unrenovated but its original condition is completely functional. The garden has been established over years and is as pristine as the interiors. Colonial mulitpane windows with white shutters make up the attractive brick-veneer façade of this three-bedroom house. On a generous block of 875 square metres, it will appeal to families drawn to the quiet dead-end street and its proximity to primary and secondary schools, public transport and Forest Hill Chase. The floor plan forms a perfect rectangle with front and



back verandahs. A formal entry divides the bedrooms from the living areas, making up zoned quarters. The three bedrooms, all with built-in wardrobes, are joined by a main bathroom, powder room and shower room. Formal living and dining rooms are elegant with white walls, white doors, window frames and pelmets offset by textured carpet and chandeliers. The immaculate kitchen with its small meal area is a step back in time. An informal living room has views of the undercover back verandah, entertainment patio and lush gardens beyond. There is great potential for updating here. Inevitable modernisation is a bit of a shame, however, given its current much-loved condition. \ emmA houghton



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houSe oF BISKotA Shop 4, 112 James Street, 9846 6899

DonCARe oPPoRtunItY ShoP Shop 23 (rear) Anderson Street, 9846 5176

Templestowe’s home of great quality and versatile South African produce is your one-stop shop for all things South African. It aims to bring a small part of South Africa to Australia. All your favourite goodies can be found including snacks, spices, sauces and biscuits. A range of other grocery items and beverages are also available. The large international shop also has a gourmet deli. Beautifully crafted jewellery, unique accessories and colourful feature pieces that can dress up any room are also on offer. The knowledgeable staff are there to help Monday to Saturday. \

Get pampered, relax and unwind at Goddess Retreat. The trained beauty technicians are experts in a range of treatments, leaving you feeling refreshed. They use quality products tailored to your individual needs. Goddess specialises in professional makeovers, eyelash extensions, spray tans, pedicures, manicures, waxing and acrylic nails. The spa relaxation rooms are perfect for massages and facials. Book a “Pamper Party” for that next special occasion – the girls will organise everything for you. Gift vouchers are also available. Open Tuesday to Saturday. \

The House of Biskota is a family-owned business and producer of premium-quality handmade biscuits. The family uses premium ingredients and is dedicated to maintaining high standards. The shop is well known for its traditional and gluten-free biscuits unlike any on the market. All biscuits, gluten-free and traditional, are egg-free and, apart from those containing chocolate (choc chip, chocolate dipped or drizzled), are also dairy-free. All tasty treats are also suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Open Monday to Saturday. \

The Doncare Opportunity Shop has been serving Templestowe for 12 years and the local community has been reaping the rewards. The sale of recycled goods directly funds a range of services to assist disadvantaged members of the community. Quality donations have kept it alive and include bric-a-brac, books, music, household items and clothing. The locals are extremely supportive of Doncare and its work and with a heap of great bargains, customers very rarely leave empty-handed. Open Monday to Saturday. \ BIAnCA VILLARoSA

The friendly staff at Neo Rococo have been stylishly dressing the women of Templestowe for just over a year. The boutique carries an amazing range of overseas and local designer samples. The shop receives at least 100 garments a week, many of which are production samples and one-off original samples, so the range is constantly changing and keeping up to date with the latest trends. It also carries a colourful collection of scarves and jewellery at discounted prices. Neo Rococo stocks a gorgeous range of vintage chandelier table lamps, wonderful decorations and scented candles. Open every day. \

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Fletchers \ 8833 8888

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agents’ cho i ce






Hocking Stuart \ 9876 9001 203 Wonga Road Price \ $890,000 + Auction \ December 1 at 12.30pm

Whenever a house has been built by and for the current owners, it tends to be tailored to the exacting needs of the family. The owners of this four-bedroom house with a home office, artist’s studio, home-theatre room and more on a half-acre block also run a building and construction company onsite. As industry insiders, attention has been paid to the workability of the house, and marrying that functionality with timeless style. A left turn from the entrance will take you into the parents’ wing, which includes a study, walk-in wardrobe, bedroom and en suite. The sunken spa abuts a floor-to-ceiling window looking out to a leafy garden. Victorian ash floorboards throughout the house have been inlaid with jarrah in the lounge room according to the owners’ son’s own designs. Skylights run the length of the house, ensuring light fills the space all day. The kitchen is a mix of sandy-coloured tiles and dark-granite benchtops. The office has external entry, a kitchenette, toilet and studio space. \ lexi cottee




templestowe lower 4

Available now from $615k

View online or contact our sales representative on 0408 034 390 or 34 The weekly review \ november 28, 2012


8 Randolf court Price \ $650,000 – $720,000 Auction \ December 1 at 2pm

agents’ cho i ce


New individual home sites complete with approved architectural designs for luxury homes in a central location


Jellis craig \ 9831 2800


3 3a


The current owner confessed to a solemn moment in the history of this house, when the timber ceilings and walls were given a lick of white paint. His wife thought the house needed a fresh look, and found the answer in a paint pot. But hidden underneath a couple of coats of paint are beautiful timber beams, the sort that are glorified, not covered up. These timber features, now in a chic shade of white, show the level of quality that went into this house. It was built in 1973 by Sibbel Builders, one of the major building companies of the area and responsible for some of the most innovative residential developments of the decade. The owners fell in love with the open-plan design and combined indoor/outdoor living. A terrace wraps around one side of the house, and extends in front of the kitchen to provide a covered outdoor dining and entertainment area. There are four bedrooms, and lots of room for teenagers, with a rumpus room at one end of the house, and a retreat at the other. \ lexi cottee


Jellis Craig 9851 3888 4





Fletchers Balwyn North 9859 9561 3



288 Tindals Road, Warrandyte ................................................................. Price: $1.5 million - $1.65 milion ................................................................. Expressions of Interest ................................................................. OFI As advertised or by appointment .................................................................

122 Willow Bend, Bulleen ................................................................. Price: $780,000 - $850,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday December 1 at 1pm ................................................................. OFI Thur, Sat 12.30-1pm .................................................................

This fabulous five-acre estate's unforgettable views, huge entertainment areas, gym, sauna, pool and two golf holes make resort-style luxury a daily delight.

This house is designed for relaxed living and entertaining with a CaesarStone kitchen and a casual living zone with bifold doors to the beautiful courtyard.

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

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You can tell that this house is less than a year old from the barely touched spotted-gum floors to the unmarked sandstone pavers on the patio and the pendant lighting dangling artfully over the CaesarStone breakfast bar in the kitchen. One of the owners is a plumber, so a couple of things that excite him may go unnoticed by most. The plumbing has been insulated, so a running shower upstairs won’t be competing for attention with the television in the lounge. They have also installed a tap for instant boiling and cold filtered water. The bright, airy kitchen has lots of cupboard room. Open-plan living downstairs includes an outdoor area that becomes an extension of the lounge and dining with bifold doors on both sides of the room. A low-maintenance garden outside has succulents, semi-mature trees and artificial lawn. There are three bedrooms upstairs, the main with an en suite and a big walk-in wardrobe, and another two that share a beautifully fitted bathroom. \ lexi cottee




Philip Webb \ 9842 1477 2/12 Finch Street Price \ $630,000 + Auction \ December 1 at 12.30pm




Turning left from Williamsons Road and into the circular driveway at No. 250 will take you behind a big brick fence and towering Norfolk pines and into the seclusion enjoyed by this huge six-bedroom house built in the early 1980s. You’re in million-dollar territory here. If you continue another 100 metres up the hill you’ll arrive in Serpells Road, Templestowe’s golden mile. This house sits on a 2200-square metre block. What was once a tennis court is now a fenced-in lawn. At one end of the former court is a solar-heated pool and spa. A meticulously planted-out fruit and vegetable garden with mature trees takes is at the other end. The house is a mix of angled timber-panelled ceilings, exposed-brick walls and original leaded glass windows. There’s a rumpus room with a bar on the first level. Up another flight of stairs are three more bedrooms. One of these bedrooms leads to a double-storey, two-bedroom apartment, which has two living areas, a big balcony and a full-sized kitchen. \ lexi cottee




Jellis craig \ 9851 3888 250 Williamsons Road Price \ $1.05 million – $1.15 million Auction \ December 1 at 11.30am

65 Barter cres

Hocking Stuart


12 Deep creek Rd Barry Plant 1/4 Alwyn crt Fletchers 3/37 Harrison St Jellis Craig 33 Mountfield Rd Jellis Craig 663 Whitehorse Rd Stockdale & Leggo 339 Mitcham Rd Landfield

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18 Werder Street, Box Hill North ................................................................. Price: $690,000 + ................................................................. Auction Saturday December 8 at 3pm ................................................................. OFI Thur 1.30-2pm; Sat 4.30-5pm .................................................................

There's plenty to love about this charming weatherboard house, from its enchanting gardens\ and faultless location to its original interior rich in potential. Let's eat lunch @ Middleborough Latte Café, 539 Middleborough Road Let's eat dinner @ Da Pino's, 939a Station Street Let's drink coffee @ Café Rubix, 519 Middleborough Road 58 The weekly review \ november 28, 2012

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2/114 Ayr St 35 Wilsons Rd

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44 Maple St Barry Plant 8a Kalka St Barry Plant 16 Rosalind cres Fletchers 7 Dickens St Fletchers 5 Anjaya crt Fletchers 1/23 canterbury Rd Fletchers 1-52/394-398 Middleborough Rd Ray White

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1 St James crt 6 Buvelot Wydn 6a talford St 150 Beverley St 16 Peter St 927-929 Doncaster Rd 2/12 Finch St




BlackBurn north 85A Katrina St 52 Koonung Rd

BlackBurn south

20 lee-Ann St 24 Faulkner St 1/17 Wreford Rd 208 canterbury Rd 79 Holland Rd 48 Samuel Rd

Box hill

1/21 Barcelona St

Box hill north 1/16 Medway St 18 Werder St 1-4/19 tyne St

Box hill south 4 Peppermint Gve 2 Foch St


17 estelle St

Burwood 19 Puerta St


25 cass Ave 13 Kenmare Ave


doncaster east

25-27 Garden Rd 8 Wattamolla Ridge 31 craig Rd 34 cerberus St 12/33 leslie St

Jellis Craig First National

69 81

Barry Plant Barry Plant Barry Plant Assisi Assisi Philip Webb Philip Webb

47 55 55 76 76 86 87

54 Nicholson St Barry Plant 26 Heather Gve Fletchers 2/7 Roger crt Stockdale & Leggo 1 & 2/13 taronga crt Hocking Stuart

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2 Foch Street Box Hill South

AUCTION Saturday 15th December at 11am

Smart Style for Today Plus Bonus Space for Tomorrow Style, comfort and scope form a compelling trio in this delightful 3 bedroom home poised to quiet perfection on substantial land (678sqm approx) with bus, Box Hill Golf Course and quality schools nearby. The stylishly attired, sun-flooded layout features lovely open-plan living areas and smart modern kitchen whilst a deep garden deck overlooks generous level gardens that create an idyllic blank canvas for extension or perhaps an additional rear dwelling (STCA).

CALL Richard Spratt Scott Patterson

VIEW Thursday 1 - 1.30pm, Saturday 12 - 12.30pm


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Units 1, 2 & 3 / 303 George Street

Buy Unit 1, 2 or 3 or Buy All - Your Choice

Park Orchards 49-51 Gosford court Naturally Beautiful Treat yourself to the ultimate tree-scape with this secluded family haven, peacefully perched atop a graceful acre allotment draped in privacy and surrounded by nature. A quiet court location, which attracts very little traffic flow, is appealing for family living, so too are the stunning arrangement of living areas that are the epitome of upmarket living. This home for all seasons also allows the grand entertainer to put on a show of enviable proportions given the access to a timber-decked alfresco, flood-lit tennis court and in-ground swimming pool.

0412 493 189 0417 581 074

Tuesday 18th December at 6pm (unless sold prior) PRICE GUIDE

More than $1,500,000


Thu 5.30-6pm & Sat 2.30-3pm Photo ID required


Spiro Drossos 0425 709 479 Roland Rentz 0419 509 801 doncaster 9842 8888

A4 B 3 C 3 D 1 E 4

If you want to invest in a most affordable opportunity, this is your chance. To be sold separately, these 3 spacious single level Villa Units are a short walk to Ruffey Lake Park, the Aquatic and Leisure Centre, Westfield Doncaster, schools, transport & the Eastern Freeway. Each unit comprises a flexible floor plan, entry hall, 3 double bedrooms (BIRs), central family bathroom with separate toilet, large kitchen with dishwasher, spacious meals area, formal lounge room & private sunny courtyards, internal laundry & double garage. Special features include gas ducted heating & a low maintenance garden. Ideal for the first home buyer, or a smart addition to your investment portfolio. Auction: Open: Contact: Office:

Saturday 15th December at 2pm Thursday & Saturday 3.00 - 3.30pm Joseph Brancato 0430 464 111 Chris Ewart 0419 897 979 72A Doncaster Road Balwyn North 9859 9517 november 28, 2012 \ The weekly review 57

TemplesTowe lower 23 Dellfield Drive Immaculately presented, perfectly located! Immaculate presentation, gorgeous living spaces and 2 outdoor settings (one of which includes a gorgeous IG swimming pool) and zoned bedrooms combine in perfect harmony to present the ideal home for families searching for space, comfort and plenty of style!

A 4 B 2 C 2 E 2

Tuesday 4th December at 6pm (unless sold prior) INSPECT CONTACT

seize The moment And Create The Home of Your Dreams! Under instructions from State Trustees. Located within walking distance of transport and with access to the Eastern Freeway & local schools, here stands the perfect canvas on which to create your family home (STCA).

Saturday 1st December at 11am PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

$540,000 - $595,000 Thu 12.30-1pm & Sat 10.30-11am Photo ID required Chris Defteros 0408 428 888 Doncaster 9842 8888

a 180-Degree View of executive Living If you believe that lifestyle is all about choice, then your commitment to this stylish apartment located in the trendy ‘The Berkeley’ apartment complex is an easy one. Offering a premium low maintenance lifestyle, Westfield Shoppingtown & public transport are easily accessible on foot.

A 2 B 2 C 2 D 1 E 1

Saturday 15th December at 11am

Thu 12.30-1pm & Sat 2.30-3pm Photo ID required Theo Politis 0415 030 088 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn road

TemplesTowe lower 5 Killarney road

Doncaster 402/14-16 Berkeley street


A 3 B 1 C 2 E 2

More than $465,000 Thu & Sat 2.30-3pm Photo ID required Roland Rentz 0419 509 801 Allison Collis 0425 852 820 Doncaster 9842 8888

Warrandyte 12 Hodson road Spring Into action and Make your Mark! Under instructions from State Trustees. An exceptional opportunity presents itself with this potential-rich home, positioned on a 1089m2 (approx.) allotment within walking distance of Warrandyte’s popular Yarra St strip. The renovation or rebuild (STCA) potential is immense.

A 4 B 2 C 3 E 2

Saturday 8th December at 11am PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

$430,000 - $480,000 Thu 11-11.30am & Sat 1.30-2pm Photo ID required Chris Defteros 0408 428 888 doncaster 9842 8888


BlackBurn 44 Maple Street The Perfect Package! Set on a flawless 676sqm allotment, opulent features are bountiful throughout this immaculately presented four-bedroom plus study home; polished timber floorboards, high ceilings with roses and architraves, a grand open fireplace and period-themed bathrooms combine to create a timeless charm. A contemporary floorplan zoned for family living sees the home’s generoussized bedrooms positioned away from the main living areas for added privacy and comfort. Two separate living areas offering formal and communal living experiences also highlight the home’s outstanding ability to offer a practical and versatile family lifestyle. Walking distance to Blackburn Primary School, Blackburn High School, Blackburn Village Station shops and North Blackburn Shopping Centre also offers supreme convenience.

Saturday 8th December at 11am PRICE GUIDE

More Than $850,000


Thur 7-7.30pm & Sat 2.30-3pm Photo ID required


John Stack 0402 443 312 Brian Leeson 0488 606 868 Blackburn 9878 0222

A4 B 2 C 2 D 1 E 1

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Box Hill NortH 18 Werder Street Full of Charm, Space And Potential There’s plenty to love about this charming weatherboard home, from its enchanting gardens to the original interior that’s rich in potential. Its premium location is priceless in itself, offering outstanding access to Kerrimuir shops, bus services along Middleborough Rd, North Blackburn Shopping Centre, Blackburn High School, Laburnum train station and the Eastern Freeway. High ceilings and natural light fills the home with an abundance of timeless charm, creating an air of warmth and character. The stage is therefore set for those with creative flair to blend the original features with splashes of modern sophistication to elevate the spacious layout to a whole new level.

Doncaster east 6 Buvelot Wynd Designed For the Growing Family In Mind Having been held by the one owner since built, interest is certain to be high in acquiring this impeccably well-constructed family home that will go under the hammer for the first time!

Balwyn north 36 tuxen Street 1012sqm (approx) of opportunity in the Exclusive Balwyn high Zone Majestically perched atop an enviable elevated position in one of Balwyn North’s most exclusive streets, this magnificent property packages commanding city views with creative updated interiors complemented by character features on a sizeable 1,012sqm (approx.) allotment. A showcase for entertaining and lifestyle, it offers a beautiful living options including entertainers’ balcony and three well-appointed bedrooms. With scope to further develop (STCA), this is an outstanding opportunity to join the premier enclave of Balwyn North offering fantastic access to Balwyn North Village and some of Melbourne’s finest public and private schools.

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Tuesday 18th December at 6pm (unless sold prior) PRICE GUIDE

More than $1,500,000


Thu, Sat & Sun 12.30-1pm Photo ID required


Jack Li 0430 133 425 James Hatzolos 0418 518 694 Doncaster 9842 8888

A3 B 1 C 1 E 2

Saturday 8th December at 12pm PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

$650,000 - $720,000 Thu 2.30-3pm & Sat 10.30-11am Photo ID required Theo Politis 0415 030 088 Doncaster 9842 8888

A 4 B 2 C 2 E 2

Saturday 8th December at 3pm PRICE GUIDE

More Than $690,000


Thur 1.30-2pm & Sat 4.30-5pm Photo ID required


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

Doncaster east 6a talford street single-Level Low Maintenance Living at Its Finest Downsizing doesn’t mean downgrading, particularly with regards to this superb single-level unit that packages beautiful low maintenance living with a highly sought location. Walking distance access to Tunstall Sq & transport will also prick the ears of the astute investor & 1st home buyer!

A3 B 2 C 3 D 1 E 2

A 3 B 2 C 2 E 2

Saturday 1st December at 1pm PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

More than $600,000 Thu 1.30-2pm & Sat 12.30-1pm Photo ID required Arthur Hasiotis 0415 178 078 Michael Antonacci 0432 794 033 Doncaster 9842 8888

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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!

Saturday 1st December at 1pm PRICE GUIDE

More Than $490,000


Thur 4-4.30pm & Sat 12.30-1pm Photo ID required


John Stack 0402 443 312 Brian Leeson 0488 606 868 Blackburn 9878 0222 88 South Parade

Box Hill NortH 1/16 Medway Street Walk to Box Hill Central! Whether you’re downsizing, searching for that ideal investment property within close proximity of the heart of Box Hill or a young professional couple in need of convenience at every turn, this spacious three-bedroom unit securely located behind high fences demands your attention! Space very much is the defining feature of this appealing single-level unit, where living areas of generous proportions combine with comfy bedrooms to offer a home that’s very practical for downsizers or the young family. Fantastic access to Box Hill Central, well-regarded local schools, Box Hill Gardens, Box Hill train station, tram services and the Eastern Freeway adds further appeal to this outstanding opportunity!

Saturday 8th December at 11am PRICE GUIDE

More Than $580,000


Thur 5.30-6pm & Sat 10.30-11am Photo ID required


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

A3 B 1 C 1 E 2

A3 B 2 C 2 E 2

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Donvale 8 Wattamolla Ridge an entertainer’s Paradise Among mature gums and birdsong on a private court this large and versatile five-star entertainer nestles discretely into its breathtaking and private surrounds. This stunning piece of paradise is ready for you to open your next chapter of lifelong family memories with gracious architectural elements, modern executive fittings, vibrant living areas and glorious areas of elevated and poolside outdoor entertaining. Amazingly, this resort-inspired gorgeous family home is just minutes away from Eastlink/the Eastern Freeway, Whitefriars College, Tunstall Square shops and transportation.

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

More than $1,200,000


Saturday 4.30-5pm Photo ID required


Theo Politis 0415 030 088 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn Road

A6 B 4 C 5 E 2

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TemplesTowe 5 paisley Close A Family oasis For those who want it all this summer — the 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, this idyllic family oasis is within minutes of The Pines.

Saturday 1st December at 11am PRICE GUIDE

More than $1,000,000


Thu 5.30-6pm & Sat 10.30-11am Photo ID required


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

Vermont 22 ellad Close Donvale 25-27 Garden Road an architectural acre Classic Those who love to entertain will jump at the chance to secure this architecturally-designed masterpiece, secluded atop a private acre with the guarantee of delivering a living experience that’s simply unmatched. A spectacular indoor swimming pool, backdropped with full-length windows, is the undoubted showstopper in the extravagant home, while four separate living areas are defined by striking architectural elements and quality timber work. A convenient and peaceful location provides easy access to the Eastern Freeway, Tunstall Square, transportation and local schools.

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Saturday 1st December at 4pm PRICE GUIDE

More than $1,000,000


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


Theo Politis 0415 030 088 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn Road

A4 B 3 C 3 D 2 E 3

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 4 C 4 D 1 E 3

A4 B 1 C 1 E 2

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Residence 1

Residence 2

TemplesTowe 22-24 st Georges Avenue Best Acre ever offered in Templestowe with 2 Residences A rare opportunity awaits to secure arguably the best acre this salubrious suburb has to offer, just 15 minutes to the CBD via the Eastern Freeway. Residence 1 is stylishly crafted and tastefully renovated, the light-filled open design of the family home truly offers a unique once in a lifetime opportunity. Residence 2 is ideal teenage, parents or in-law accommodation, or rental investment opportunity.

MitchaM 12 Deep creek Road a Year-Round Entertainer Relish the stunning lifestyle on offer with this superbly presented three-bedroom family home, located on the edge of scenic parkland and within walking distance of Antonio Park Primary. Space is very much at a premium inside the light and bright layout, where two inviting living areas cater for a host of living options. The real show-stopper, however, awaits outside where a spectacular Merbau deck is tailor-made for the grand entertainer at heart. Sheltered and fully enclosed with café-style blinds, entertain in true style any time of year. Along with the tranquillity of a parkland setting, the future occupant will enjoy fantastic access to Eastlink, Eastland and Heatherdale train station.

Saturday 15th December at 11am PRICE GUIDE

More Than $570,000


Wed 5-5.30pm & Sat 5.30-6pm Photo ID required


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

A3 B 2 C 3 E 2

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Saturday 1st December at 2pm INSPECT CONTACT

Saturday 1.30-2pm Photo ID required Theo Politis 0415 030 088 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn Road

A6 B 4 C 5 D 1 E 2

ReseaRch 60 Beauty Point Road “RIaTTa” Rare 22 acre Property - steeped In history This grand mud brick family home set on 22 spectacular acres (approx.) is a haven for horse lovers. Featuring reclaimed materials such as historic front double doors from an old city bank, large beams from the old Port Melbourne pier, and gorgeous Hawthorn bricks, enjoy a master suite with Juliette balcony, casual living zones, impressive formal dining and drawing room, plus solar heated indoor pool. The property also provides a converted barn (with en-suite), tennis court, spectacular city views, stables, paddocks, dams, ménage and more. Close to Eltham schools, shops and transport – this is a rare opportunity for acreage AND convenience.

18th December at 5:00pm (unless sold prior) PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

$1,750,000 - $1,900,000 By Appointment Photo ID required John Gilbert 0418 365 954 eltham 9431 1222 1022 Main Road

A5 B 3 C 3 D 1 E 4

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BlackBurn South 20 lee-ann Street Bursting With Space, Style and comfort! Feelings of grandeur are evoked from the outset as one sets foot inside this unassuming home, conveniently located in a family-friendly neighbourhood boasting excellent access to schools, transport and Forest Hill Chase and offering a vibrant single-level layout bursting with style, space and comfort. A grand entrance hallway flows past the secluded study and retreat/lounge and opens onto a radiant open-plan setting that stands proud in the heartbeat of the home. The kitchens idyllic partnership between stone benches, quality stainless steel appliances and easy-to-clean splashback creates a kitchen that’s perfect in every sense, while indoor-outdoor options defines the secluded family living, which also presents an ideal setting to enjoy movie nights with the kids.

Saturday 1st December at 11am PRICE GUIDE

More Than $790,000


Thur 5-5.30pm & Sat 10.30-11am Photo ID required


John Stack 0402 443 312 Brian Leeson 0488 606 868 Blackburn 9878 0222 88 South Parade

A5 B 2 C 2 D 1 E 2

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Box Hill 1/21 Barcelona Street As Convenient And low Maintenance As They Come! Walk to Box Hill Central and the attractive Laburnum Village shops. Hop on a train or tram and experience a stress-free commute into the CBD. And enjoy a wide selection of trendy eateries at your doorstep. This is a snapshot of the sensational, convenience-laden lifestyle the first homebuyer or downsizer can expect to lead once they become the proud owner of this neatly-presented singlelevel unit, which is also within walking distance of well-regarded local schools. Freshly painted, the light and bright unit requires minimal upkeep, although the potential is there for the future occupant to modernise the interior should that be their desire.

Saturday 15th December at 3pm PRICE GUIDE

More Than $390,000


Thur 1-1.30pm & Sat 4.30-5pm Photo ID required


John Stack 0402 443 312 Brian Leeson 0488 606 868 Blackburn 9878 0222 88 South Parade

A2 B 1 C 1 E 1

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BlackBurn South 1/17 Wreford road In a league of Its own There’s no mistake, you’ve read the icons correctly: a fully-renovated single-level unit boasting three generous-sized bedrooms plus study, which if required, could become a fourth bedroom option! The abundance of space on offer is simply unmatched for a home in its category, making it the perfect option for first homebuyers and young couples with an eye on the future, along with empty nesters looking to downsize, not downgrade! This appealing property is conveniently located within walking distance of Bellbird Plaza shops, St Luke’s Primary School and bus transport, while the vibrant hub of Box Hill, Laburnum train station, Forest Hill Chase and the Eastern Freeway are only minutes away.

Saturday 15th December at 1pm PRICE GUIDE

More Than $550,000


Thur 1-1.30pm, Sat 3-3.30pm & Sun 11-11.30am Photo ID required


John Stack 0402 443 312 Brian Leeson 0488 606 868 Blackburn 9878 0222 88 South Parade

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Doncaster east 1 st James court the Grand entertainer Located in a private cul de sac within walking distance of The Pines Shopping Centre, Andersons Park and transportation and only a short distance away from schools and the Eastern Freeway, this flawlessly presented home with not a single task requiring tending to will provide the pinnacle of living for the modern family. A splendid mix between formal and communal settings totaling three in number span across two light-filled levels — and that’s not taking into consideration the two outdoor entertaining areas and home gym!

Saturday 15th December 12pm PRICE GUIDE

More than $980,000


Thu 6.30-7pm & Sat 2.30-3pm Photo ID required


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

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BlackBurn South 24 Faulkner Street Wake up to the Sounds of nature An idyllic location in a serene neighbourhood sets the tone for the tranquil lifestyle you can expect to lead once you call this tightly-held property home, conveniently located within walking distance of Forest Hill Chase and transportation. Wake up to birds chirping in the many trees that surround your home or indulge in a morning stroll through Orchard Grove Reserve or along Blackburn Lake, both of which are only a very short distance away. Expansive living areas and a flowing, single-level layout are hallmarks of this fully renovated and extended four-bedroom home, offering practicality for everyday living and magnificent indoor-outdoor options should the need to entertain arise.

Saturday 8th December at 2.30pm PRICE GUIDE

More Than $650,000


Thu 3-3.30pm & Sat 11.45-12.15pm Photo ID required


John Stack 0402 443 312 Brian Leeson 0488 606 868 Blackburn 9878 0222 88 South Parade

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Box Hill SoutH 4 Peppermint Grove A Secluded treasure It’s debatable as to whether downsizers are likely to find a setting more serene as the one that accommodates this light and bright three-bedroom Townhouse. Wonderfully positioned in a secluded enclave decorated with green leafy trees that’s within easy access of shops and transport, a life of tranquil bliss and supreme convenience is yours to own once you decide to call this address “home”. The close proximity of the Eastern Freeway and schools is also appealing to city professionals and the young family. Immaculate presentation defines the lively interior, where timber floorboards underfoot complement the wonderful high ceilings and contemporary Plantation blinds, which filter an abundance of natural light.

Saturday 15th December at 11am PRICE GUIDE

More Than $570,000


Thur 12-12.30pm & Sat 10-10.30am Photo ID required


John Stack 0402 443 312 Brian Leeson 0488 606 868 Blackburn 9878 0222 88 South Parade

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BlackBurn north 52 koonung road upgrade Your Family and Make Your Mark! An exceptional opportunity for the young family to upgrade presents itself with this spacious three-bedroom home that’s within walking distance of North Blackburn Shopping Centre and Old Orchard Primary. Nearby Cootamundra Walk is perfect for bike rides with the kids, while cafes are at your fingertips. So too are local schools (Blackburn High School and Blackburn Primary School), transportation and the Eastern Freeway for that added convenience. Opening the timber-edged glass doors allows the fresh breeze to invigorate the abundantly lit lounge and dining, and have total peace of mind as the kids play in the large backyard that’s abundant in space and home to a sheltered entertaining area.

Saturday 8th December at 1pm PRICE GUIDE

More Than $490,000


Thur 6.30-7pm & Sat 11.30am-12pm Photo ID required


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

A3 B 1 C 1 E 4

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Bulleen 17 estelle Street enjoy endless Opportunities on 711 sqm approx Boasting an allotment of 711 sqm (approx) and offering a good sized yard at the front and rear, this home is a prime piece of real estate for first home buyers, renovators, developers or investors. The residence provides excellent scope for buyers to put those renovating ideas to work and create the home you’ve always imagined, alternatively the large block may be too great a temptation to ignore for developers who are looking for the perfect multiple dwelling site (STCA). Whatever you choose to do, there’s no question you’ll come out a winner.

Saturday 15th December at 12pm PRICE GUIDE

More than $560,000


Thu 10.30-11am & Sat 1.30-2pm Photo ID required


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

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BlackBurn north 85a katrina Street Where Style Meets convenience Greeted by natural light filled 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 flooring, 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 4.30-5pm & Sat 12.30-1pm Photo ID required


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

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BlackBurn 8a kalka Street a Wise Investment In a Five-Star location! Boasting a highly-sought Blackburn location thanks to its walking distance access to the vibrant Blackburn Station Village shops, Furness Park, Forest Hill Chase and public transport this tranquil setting is home to an inviting single-level unit that’s tailor-made for the downsizer, first home buyer or investor. A radiant interior defined by its open living spaces owes its light-filled nature to the collection of windows that border the open-plan setting, which integrates with the private courtyard to present indoor-outdoor options. Cooking is a breeze in the large well-appointed kitchen, while zoned living sees two generous-sized bedrooms (Master with ensuite) zoned off the main living area for the ultimate in privacy and comfort.

Saturday 8th December at 1pm PRICE GUIDE

More Than $490,000


Thur 6-6.30pm & Sat 3.30-4pm Photo ID required


John Stack 0402 443 312 Brian Leeson 0488 606 868 Blackburn 9878 0222 88 South Parade

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