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t is the face of an old, old man. The frail and unconvincing smile; the black hair now white; the thin neck, the once-jutting, proud jaw now receding; and the high, belted pants of a beloved but ailing elderly granddad. This isn’t, this couldn’t be, the mighty Cups king, the one king to rule them all – the splendid Bart Cummings? Bart once said that time was something you always have plenty of, but the poignant photograph of the great trainer on the front page of Melbourne’s Herald Sun told the other great truth: that time marches on for all, and that it will take us all in the end. As another spring carnival begins, the racing world celebrates Bart Cummings’ 60 years. He always gave the impression of never really trying too hard, when in reality he was the most exacting, careful and patient of trainers to be found in all of Australia. Patience: the word most mentioned about Bart Cummings, winner of a record 12 Melbourne Cups. Patience is also the word Bart himself most uses when talking of what’s needed to breed and race

a horse to win. I don’t know why I have so many friends with a passion for the track, for the authentic Australian racing character, but a straw poll of them on Bart’s 60th anniversary, asking what they thought the secret of Bart’s success was, brought back that calm, measured word over again. It’s patience, says journalist and author Andrew Rule. “And Bart is as coldly calculating as a KGB spymaster: the writer Les Carlyon calls his horses ‘assassins’.” My old mate, the artist Jan Senbergs, replies with another single word: experience. Bart started life as a trainer accidentally – he had to get a training licence to look after his father’s stable of horses when his dad travelled overseas. He’s been around them since he was a young man. He’s taken horses who had as much promise as they had problems and turned them into champions. “The American horse Kingston Rule was a head case when it arrived,” says Andrew Rule. “Bart’s methods calmed him down and he won the 1990 Cup in record time that will probably never be broken.”

Another dear friend, the celebrated painter Stieg Persson (what is it with artists and horse racing?) says it’s all about timing: “He knows how to prepare a horse so that it peaks on the day he wants. Look at the spring preparation for Let’s Elope: no one knew anything about the horse three months before she won the Cup.” My colleague on ABC News Breakfast, sports presenter Paul Kennedy, says Bart’s secret is “patience and kindness”, and he’s right. Bart is renowned for his calm, kind manner with horses. He attaches a mirror to their feed bags so they think they have company for dinner. He sacks any strapper who is loud or rough. He allows his horses to take their time, no matter what anxious and ambitious connections might be urging. Bart says the calmer you are the calmer your horses will be and, as anyone who has seen him on big race days will know, he’s the most quiet of men at the most emotionally intense of times. Despite time, inexorable time, my friends and I and many others still hope to see him trackside on this year’s big race day. \

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puissance de lune’s story is irresistible, writes STEPHEN HOWELL

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egardless of whether this spring’s hype horse, Puissance De Lune, makes it to the $3 million Cox Plate at Moonee Valley on October 26 and/or the $6 million Melbourne Cup at Flemington on November 5 – let alone wins one or both – the story of the grey import and those involved in his campaign is the stuff of folklore that Victoria’s spring racing carnival throws up each year.

There’s the megarich owner, Gerry Ryan, who bought Puissance De Lune, almost under sufferance, to win a country cup. There’s the extroverted jockey, Glen Boss, who is Melbourne’s reigning champion years after cheating death in a track fall. He went on to win three Melbourne Cups on the great Makybe Diva and two Cox Plates, one on Makybe Diva and the other on So You Think, the star of Melbourne’s spring in 2010, and five-time group 1 winner in Europe. There’s the workaholic country trainer, Darren Weir, who, early in his career, more than once earned the wrath of the stewards (racing’s police) and was suspended and fined, but now sits among Australia’s elite as a group 1 winner and reigning Victorian (statewide) champion. Of course, there’s Puissance De Lune himself, bought for just over $100,000 in France in the year that country won a second straight Melbourne Cup and at a time when Australians were (and still are) paying well into seven figures for animals less talented. With all that comes the surf and turf aspect, with Puissance De Lune being trained away from the madding crowd of horses at Weir’s busy Ballarat stables, at a satellite yard in Warrnambool, where he does his main work on the beach, among the dunes and in the water at Lady Bay. And there is the patient defeat of injury, that constant adversary of trainers and owners everywhere. In this case it was confronted swiftly with arthroscopic surgery on fetlock bone chips, and patiently with measured and confined rehab on a treadmill at Ballarat and then in the freedom of sand and water at Warrnambool. The story, too, will not end with running in the plate and/or the Cup. For it is to future springs, as well as this one, that the entrepreneurial Ryan is looking – to the breeding barn, in fact, where he already has his 2010 Melbourne Cup winner Americain standing. (Americain, owned with wife Val and another Melbourne couple, Kevin and Colleen Bamford, and trained by Frenchman Alain de Royer-Dupré at Chantilly, was the first of the successive French winners, with Dunaden in 2011 the other.) That Ryan already has a 3200-metre stallion is the reason for dual targets, with the emphasis at this stage on the shorter race, the 2040-metre Cox Plate. The 62-year-old owner of the caravan maker Jayco and a raft of other businesses, explains: “He’s still got his nuts and he’s got the potential for stud. If we get a group 1 win (at 1600-2000 metres) it just helps his profile as a stallion.” That profile already is impressive, with Puissance De Lune described as extraordinarily well bred, being by Shamardal (United States), one of the best stallions in the world, from a mare whose dam (Serena’s Sister) is a sister to the great American race mare Serena’s Song, who had 11 group 1 wins among her 18 successes in the mid-1990s. Ryan, an investor in the breeding game as well as in racing, has Americain as a shuttler already, covering mares at Swettenham Stud, Nagambie, in the Victorian spring and at the famous Calumet Farm in Kentucky in the US season. He rates Americain the best horse he has owned, but of this spring’s boom runner he says: “This is the second-best with the potential to do better.” Initially, Ryan didn’t want Puissance De Lune, a winner of one of four starts in France. He says: “Rob [Roulston, bloodstock agent and now chairman of Racing Victoria] rang me up and said, ‘I’ve got another horse for you’. I said, ‘I’ve got enough horses’.”

$60 million; his investments in wine (the Mitchelton winery), in the worldwide puppetry success story Walking with Dinosaurs and in the new stage show King Kong; and his other sporting involvements, from AFL (St Kilda) to the NRL (Melbourne Storm) to basketball (the national women’s team, the Opals – one of the world’s best). Ryan’s racing manager, Deane Lester, says that his boss had probably 100 racehorses, with up to 25 in work with several trainers, particularly Weir, Robbie Griffiths and Robert Kingston. He also has a large team of broodmares on his 220-hectare Limerick Lane Stud, and part-owns another stallion, the miler Dash For Cash, at Swettenham Stud, just across the Goulburn River. Hard work and perseverance have made Ryan a rich man, but there have been hurdles. “I sold out [of horses] in the recession going back in the late ’80s,” he says. “I was flyblown like the rest and the horses had to go. I didn’t have horses for, you know, another five or six years …”

H stuff of legend \ Stable foreman Mitch Freedman rides Melbourne Cup favourite Puissance De Lune during an early morning workout at Warrnambool.

Then Ryan asked Roulston, “Could it win a Bendigo Cup?” As Puissance De Lune was going to the barrier for the P.B. Lawrence Stakes at Caulfield on August 17 – his first-up win over 1400 metres this campaign, which fuelled even more hype on the grey – Ryan recalls: “I went up there [Bendigo] a few years back with three horses and didn’t do any good and the next day in the paper they bagged me, ‘No luck for Jayco supremo’ … “Anyway, I said, ‘We’ve got to get a Bendigo Cup horse, because I grew up in Bendigo, selling newspapers’.” Jayco, which has almost 50 per cent of the Australian caravan market, has sponsored the race since 2009. Ryan says he realised during the build-up to Bendigo late last year that Puissance De Lune was more than he had bargained for when Roulston bid €90,000 at Deauville in 2011, a figure that was then worth about $A120,000. “Then, after the Bendigo Cup [which it won by eight lengths], we said, ‘Well, we might have a Melbourne Cup runner’.” Just 10 days later, after a five-length romp in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2600 metres) on the final day of the Flemington carnival, Boss couldn’t hold in his enthusiasm and said it would win the Cup. Now, after the Lawrence win and a strong second in the group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600 metres) at Flemington three weeks later, he is Melbourne Cup favourite and high in the betting for the Cox Plate. And Ryan is loving the ride, which is saying something considering his other action-packed interests, such as: his recent Tour de France successes with the Orica-GreenEDGE cycle team, which he set up and has bankrolled for a reported

ow does he treat his racing and breeding interests? “With the number of broodmares, it is a business. All the businesses I’m in, it’s about fun – caravans, show business, wine and horses are fun. That’s what I enjoy, and the people side.” Trainer Darren Weir describes Ryan as “the best owner” with a “that’s what I pay you to do” attitude. “Every now and then he just says, ‘I’d like to, if we could, head to this race’. He said [with Puissance De Lune], ‘Head towards the Cox Plate, if it doesn’t work out, change the route on the way and go to the Melbourne Cup’.” Jockey Glen Boss, who admits to being the “Minister for Rash Statements”, seems to think the Plate and/or the Cup are the horse’s to lose. Ryan, responding to a comment that he wasn’t of the Boss school of hype, says: “You’ve got one extreme, you’ve got the trainer who doesn’t tell you too much; and Bossy’s the other way. “The trainer knows not to tell me too much. I get very excited very easily, but very disappointed [laughter] … I leave it to them.” Weir, who fulfilled his part of the Puissance De Lune deal with the Bendigo Cup win last November, would love to win the greatest race of all this November, having finished second to Boss’ darling, Makybe Diva, with the unheralded stayer She’s Archie in 2003. His young foreman at Warrnambool, Mitch Freedman, has been entrusted with the day-to-day work with now six-year-old Puissance De Lune, whose switch from Ballarat to the beach not long after Weir took him over came because, as a bull, he became loud and excited and wouldn’t settle at the trainer’s busy stables. Furthermore, the beach, the dunes and the salt water are comforting training tools. The trainer also listens to Boss, as the man with race and trial responsibility; and to Lester as Ryan’s racing manager; as well as to Ryan, who pays the bills and has always had half a dozen horses with him over the past 10 or dozen years. Weir doesn’t see Ryan’s Cox Plate goal as secondary to his own Cup ambition, rather as the first of two tough and lofty targets that depend on lead-in results. “The plan is to do both, but Gerry’s a realist,” he says. \ editorial@theweeklyreview.com.au We Welcome your feedback @

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reys make up only about 3 per cent of the world’s thoroughbred racehorse population, but they are among the most popular with racegoers: the British had the great and much-loved jumper Desert Orchid; the Americans had their champion Native Dancer; and Australia has had a succession of favourites that include the gregarious Gunsynd and the Melbourne Cup hero and racing ambassador Subzero. Toryboy, in 1865, was the first grey to win the Melbourne Cup, four years after the bay Archer won the first cup. Only another five greys have won since: Hiraji 1947, Baghad Note 1970, Silver Knight 1971, Subzero 1992 and Efficient 2007. Six wins in 152 cups suggests, on pure figures, that the odds are long that this year’s early favourite, Puissance De Lune, can make it No. 7. Fortunately, “pure figures” don’t determine the cup winner so there is no need to put a line through this grey simply because of his colour. Many who were at Flemington on the final day of the Victoria Racing Club’s 2012 carnival and saw him win the Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2500 metres) – the race Makybe Diva won before she won her first of three Cups – believe Puissance De Lune can win, not the least jockey Glen Boss who “declared him” 12 months out. If he does win, he is sure to be more popular than your run-of-the-mill bay with small punters, on looks and on point of difference/novelty – bays (brown with a dark, almost black mane and lower legs) have won 67 Melbourne Cups, nearly double the browns (darker than bay and can be almost black) with 36 and chestnuts 34.

Greys usually start out dark with a dapple effect and whiten with age. The British racing body Weatherbys states: “The body coat (of a grey) is a mixture of black and white hairs, with the skin black. With increasing age, the coat grows lighter in color.” Efficient, the most recent grey Cup winner, was a gun-metal shade when he won the 2006 Victoria Derby, just a touch lighter when he won the Cup the year later, and whitening (dark mane aside) when he had his last race, as a nine-year-old in early spring last year. He is now kicking up his heels in retirement with other turf stars at Living Legends near Melbourne Airport. But the most-loved grey Melbourne Cup winner, by a longshot, is Subzero, who became even more famous in retirement from racing, first as a clerk of the course’s horse (which traditionally are grey) and then as an “ambassador and educator”, with his “best mate” Graham Salisbury, a clerk of the course who has guided him through these late stages of his career. “Subbie” visits schools and old people’s homes as part of a Racing Victoria program, and has been the star of functions throughout much of Australia and in Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore. He loves his work and Salisbury has cared for him so well that, despite some serious health problems, he is still soldiering on, aged 25. Ming Dynasty, trained by the legend Bart Cummings, is one of six greys to win the spring’s other great handicap race, the Caulfield Cup (1977 and 1980). Gunsynd, originally from

Queensland and a star of the early 1970s, is one of three Cox Plate winners. He was known as the Goondiwindi Grey. Country singer Tex Morton sang of Gunsynd, loved for his “personality” as well as his wins: “We’ve cheered him from the grandstand And we’ve cheered him from the flat We’ve cheered a little beauty A real aristocrat He’s never thrown the towel in Been a trier all the way A horse we’re really proud of The Goondiwindi Grey.” Each Oaks Day since 1996 at Flemington the big crowd has cheered lesser greys in an all-greys race, a 1400-metre handicap that is part of the support card to the Crown Oaks, the classic for three-year-old fillies. “The Oaks Day all-greys race was the brainchild of VRC committee member Doug Reid,” said VRC racing manager James Earls. “Greys’ races had been held at Flemington (at a July midweek meeting) prior to 1996, and also had been run in Sydney. “Putting one of these races on in the Melbourne Cup carnival was a bold initiative; one that’s been very successful.” Reid retired from the committee after 28 years, in 2006. Lady Josephine was the 1996 winner. She was trained by Cranbourne’s Robbie Griffiths, who also prepared the 2011 winner Dash For Viz.

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GREY MELBOURNE CUP WINNERS 2007 \ Efficient ($17 or 16/1) 1992 \ Subzero (4/1) 1971 \ Silver Knight (10/1)

Last year the Rosehill mare Arinosa came to Flemington especially for the $100,000 race, premier Sydney trainer Chris Waller, telling the media after the win: “You don’t have to be the best horse in Australia. “She probably doesn’t have the class just yet to be down here competing in the better quality races, but this is a great concept that allows owners to be involved in the carnival. It is the pinnacle if you have a grey horse.” Echuca trainer Gwenda Johnstone is another who enjoys coming to Melbourne for a grey slice of the spring pie. She prepared the 2003 and 2004 winners Shadowmaker and Shadowpark, both from the grey mare Be My Pride (at least one of the sire and dam must be a grey for a foal to be grey). In 2006 Theresnothinglycra (from the grey Lofty Place) gave Johnstone her third winner. “There’s nothing like winning in the spring,” she said. “You’ve got all your owners with you and it’s just awesome. But it’s constant hard work and you’ve got to have a horse that’s got the ability to go down.” \ STEPHEN HOWELL editorial@theweeklyreview.com.au

GREY WAY \ There’s something about greys, and there was certainly something about the “Goondiwindi Grey’’ – Gunsynd. The winner of the 1972 Cox Plate, he was ridden by Roy Higgins and loved by racegoers across Australia. (THE AGE \ FAiRFAxPHOTOS.COm)

» This year’s all-grey race, on November 7 at Flemington, is the TCL 3D TV Plate. » This year the Oaks Day race becomes part of a spring series for greys called the Subzero Challenge, with the other races on Thousand Guineas day at Caulfield on October 16, and on Manikato Stakes night at Moonee Valley on October 25.

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Style \ the secrets to being beautiful from start to finish On tHe Day The night before the big day, exclude salt and alcohol from your diet. This will stop puffiness. On the day, cleanse and start your beauty regime carefully. If you are prone to redness and shininess on the T-zone, invest in Natio Pure Mineral Redness Corrector ($14.95) and Australis Matte Out Mattifying Face Base ($13.95) The anti-redness balm will help if you flush easily after drinking alcohol, and the anti-shine cream will keep touch-ups to the minimum. Make-up should be light and fresh as it needs to last the whole day. Break in your stilettos a week before so you are not teetering for dear life. Gel insoles are the secret ammunition for those who love heels. Be prepared for whatever the weather and circumstances throw at you. Line your stomach before heading out the door; this is your first step to avoiding being rapidly inebriated. As much as it is wonderful to have a bag that caters for everything, be realistic – you don’t want to be lugging around a tonne of stuff. Some things that may come in handy: CK one Color + Treat Lip Kit ($60) – the perfect colour palette for the perfect lip ● Hollywood Fashion Secrets Mini Emergency Kit ($14.95) has everything necessary in a fashion emergency – tape, wipes, sewing kit, hair elastic. ● A stash of mints ● Some sticking plasters ● Mini hand sanitiser ● Tissues ● Gel insoles ● Flipsters foldable flats ($39.95) ● La Prairie Anti-Aging Eye and Lip Perfection à Porter ($180) – excellent for reviving make-up in an instant. ● MAC Cosmetics Blot Powder ● Mini perfume ● Eye drops ●

BeFOre tHe Day For the most lust-worthy haircut and style get yourself booked with Ivan Constable at Saint hair Louie Hair Salon. This man is a genius with the shears and has a good celebrity pedigree. He tends to the locks of the often-photographed and contenders in the marquee style stakes. He does not kiss and tell and that makes it extra special. Call 9650 1001, at 3/16 Russell Place, City. For colour in a jiffy with seamless gold streaks, head to Elliott Steele at Ivanhoe East and check in with Carly Elliott-Steele. This woman spins gold tresses in seconds and paints the most luscious auburns and brunettes with ease and finesse. She uses non-toxic hair colour and the finish is pure brilliance. Call 9497 1388, at 259 Lower Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe East. For a hair pamper unrivalled in Melbourne, head to Maison Tsumiki at the Cullen Hotel. Their hair massage and treatments are legendary. I yearn for one right now. Call 9510 5520, The Cullen Hotel, 164 Commercial Road, Prahran. at home \ for a quick and effective at-home hair treatment, get MUK Deep Muk 1 Minute treatment (200ml, $23.95). In just a minute you will have the most lustrous hair. For simple, elegant nails, head to either French Pink or the beautifully tucked away Miss Fox. The nails girls at these salons are professional and efficient and always give a beautiful finish to your nails. Miss Fox, call 1300 647 736, French Pink, 9662 4226. For something that is one-of-a-kind with expert, flawless and original finish, call Clara H pronto. I have never seen a more talented and noteworthy manicurist in Melbourne before this bright spark. Her price points are good but, most importantly, her finish is faultless regardless of how complicated or simple the designs. Book in now – www. clarahnails.com or call 0401 528 289. at home \ Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips Kit ($14.95) – quick and economical nail transfers for a bit of fun 18 The weekly review \ OCTOBER 9, 2013

The art of looking graceful is simple – pace yourself and drink water in between alcohol. Know your limit and leave at an appropriate time. Four hours is ample to cause a positive stir at the races.

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he spring racing carnival is a must for the ever-growing fashion and beauty masses as well as horse enthusiasts. Each year it is anticipated with bated breath like a big high school prom. It is equal measures of fun, frivolity and train wreck. Many hundreds of dollars are spent each year for a chance to be among the ones to watch in the style trifecta – clothes, millinery and make-up. The races have shaped up as the debutante ball for the new generation and this year is no exception. With Fashions on the Field drawing bumper numbers of entries and the prize pool increasing each year, all the signs point to 2013 being a standout year. As usual, a multitude of experts will be dusted off to spruik what is hot and what is not. My advice when it comes to fashion is to go with what is best for your body shape and budget and, for good measure, a beaming smile – nothing beats a warm glowing smile. I digress. I am certain you have wrapped up your fashion quandary by now. All I am here for is to lend a hand to help you tackle the icing on the cake: working out what is right for your beauty needs. Roll up your sleeves and start taking notes – this is the hot hit list you need for your complete beauty survival. \ Dhav naiDu dnaidu@theweeklyreview.com.au


“the art of looking graceful is simple – pace yourself and drink water”

THE RECOVERY With hair engulfed in styling products, do not immediately reach for shampoo. Instead hair wet hair and apply conditioner. This will ease and loosen any styling product. Rinse hair and then wash with shampoo and conditioner. After a whole day on your feet, you need some major pampering. Normal pedicures feet are great but a medical pedicure is out of this world. Medical Pedicure is a great spot for all your feet concerns. Each pedicure is done by a podiatrist and your feet will thank you for it – go, indulge. Visit www.medicalpedicure.com.au, or call 8645 9888, at 444 Clarendon Street, South Melbourne. Book in at The Aurora Spa for its signature Kitya Karnu ($195). This all-over body, mind body and spirit treatment is pure bliss. It cleanses, detoxifies and resurfaces like nothing on the market. All done in the privacy of your own steam room – easily one of the best treatments in Australia. Visit www.aurorasparetreat.com Alternatively, try Skin Temple’s Queen of Sheba traditional steam package ($300) – the products, surroundings and treatment are an experience to cherish. Visit www.skintemple.com.au Vital Greens – with 76 ingredients, this teaspoon of miracle is all you need to restore you to working order after a day of diet indulgence. If you want to further your detox regime before the festive season, check out www.dietlicious.com.au, where a Michelin-trained chef has designed five and 10-day cleanse menus.

Allison Browning, call 0413 559 177 or visit www. allisonbrowningtherapies.com Eileen Harper, call 9836 2294 or visit www.browqueen.com.au At home \ Benefit Brows a go-go ($68) – the perfect kit for all your brow needs With flutter-worthy lashes all the rage, these two are my picks of the bunch: Emma Vosti – Miss Eyelash, www.misseyelash. com.au, 0438 163 419; Debbie Sloane – Love those Lashes – www.lovethoselashes. com.au, 1300 527 437. This racing season Sloane has also put together a charity drive – Hat Swap for Cure for Life. Call for details. At home \ Mac Cosmetics lashes are an industry staple. Team them with DUO glue and you’re onto a winner. lashes

To get your skin to its glowing optimal best, you need regular facials but stop one week ahead of facial any show-stopping entrances. Valli Shubere at Herbario is the industry’s best-kept secret, she has toiled at her craft for the best part of three decades. Everyone needs her touch at least once in their life. Highly recommended at 222 Chapel Street, Prahran, visit www.herbario.com.au James Vivian looks after just about every red carpet starlet but, like most in this list, he will not reveal who they are. His hands-on treatment leaves skin glowing and ready for the flash bulbs. Call 9533 2019, at The Avenue Specialist Centre, 22 The Avenue, Windsor. At home \ Philosophy The Microdelivery in-home peel kit ($95) for a quick pick-me-up. For a silky smooth all-over sensation, head to either: Silk Brazilian Waxing, call waxing 9510 2122, or visit www.silkbrazilianwaxing.com. au – or Vanish, call 9537 1186 or visit www.vanishwaxing.com.au. Their claim to fame is that they can get rid of hair that is 1 millimetre long – now, that is thorough. At home \ Nad’s Brazilian and Bikini Kit ($16.45) – everything you need to keep skin smooth for weeks.

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One of the best non-vintage champagnes around, this is packed with cherry, fennel seed, stonefruit, spice, buttery almond biscuit and grapefruit. It’s a Champagne of real composure that’s gentle in the mouth, but builds in intensity – restrained power – with lemon acid, grip and a depth of flavour that continues well past the last sip.

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Doyard Oeil De Perdrix grand cru rosé 2007

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Veuve Fourny & Fils Grande Reserve premier cru Champagne (Champagne) $65; 12 per cent ★★★★★

From a small family-run producer whose wines are imported by De Bortoli. Complex apple – red and green – scotch finger biscuit, lemon zest flavours are concentrated and fresh. Its intensity and balance are really impressive. Zippy and fresh, there’s a roundness that you only get in good Champagne. Dry and slightly grippy, it finishes with some length.

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A 60/40 blend of pinot noir and chardonnay – Pol Roger’s traditional blend – from 20 grand and premier-cru vineyards. Layered, complex aromas of green apple, red cherry, strawberry, lemon and lime are incredibly fresh and pure. There’s drive and restraint to the citrus and mineral flavours, a creamy mousse and fabulous focus, especially on the back palate that spreads to a long finish.

(Champagne) $360; 12 per cent ★★★★★

Oeil De Perdrix, meaning eye of the partridge, is a 75/25 blend of pinot noir and chardonnay from grand-cru vineyards with a golden colour and just a touch of pink. The pinot is dominant with strawberry and cherry, plus honey, nuts, orange zest, vanilla and biscuit. It’s elegant, has subdued intensity, and red cherry notes flowing through the wine. With zippy, focused acid and a light grip, it’s a joy to drink.

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Sporting a serious new label, this is a blend of pinot noir, chardonnay and pinot meunier. Aromas of red apple, lemon, brioche and a touch of honey have nice complexity. Intense lemon, Granny Smith apple and biscuit flavours have a driving line of refreshing acid and a finish that’s reminiscent of mineral water with a squeeze of lemon.

One hundred per cent chardonnay, the Midnight Cuvée is picked at night, hence the name, to preserve freshness in the grapes. Complex peach, cantaloupe, citrus and blossom – all classic chardonnay aromas – along with buttery biscuit notes, lead to a smooth, creamy mousse and intense lemon and stonefruit flavours.

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(Champagne) $495; 12 per cent ★★★★★ The wine in the distinctive bottle – it can’t be disguised in a blind tasting – tastes like a croissant spread with lemon curd, but there’s much, much more to this. There’s a wave of complexity through the mouth with oxidative, buttery brioche, nutty notes, mixed with powerful lemon-zest freshness. Beautifully smooth, the mousse is like liquid velvet. It’s seamless.

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Pierre Peters Cuvée de Reserve NV (Champagne) $70; 12 per cent ★★★★★

One hundred per cent grand-cru chardonnay from Le Mesnil sur Oger and a long-time favourite in our household. You can smell chalky soils in this, along with sweaty, zesty lemon, white peach and minerality in spades. With a low dosage, this is bone-dry, grippy and refreshing, with a wave of flavour on the finish. \

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Stonier shares the same owner as Bollinger. This sparkling is a blend of 85 per cent chardonnay with pinot noir. Peaches, buttery biscuits, seaspray, lemon zest and juice smell great and taste better. This is super creamy, with a delightful balance and a flow of flavour that builds and builds along the tongue to burst out at the finish.

From a single vineyard in the Coal River Valley, this complex sparkling has creamy strawberry and raspberry, lemon zest, biscuit and aniseed spice aromas. It’s loaded with lemon, followed by red berry, cherry and Granny Smith apple. It’s creamy, with a lovely mousse and mouthfeel, a chalky grip and a bright line of acid. \

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s keeper of the Melbourne Cup’s famed roses, Terry Freeman is used to revellers souveniring the odd bloom for their suit lapel. But nothing could prepare him for the Cup day streaker who used his carefully tended – but prickly – beds to protect his modesty. “Security chased him and he jumped the fence into the roses,” Freeman recalls. “He just stood there and couldn’t move.” As Flemington’s grounds and gardens manager, Freeman, who has seen 38 Cups and witnessed everything from beer-filled coffins in the BYO days to downpours turning his lawns to mush, ensures his roses bloom brilliantly each year – well almost. In 1990, an exceptionally overcast winter and spring saw them flower late. It was such big news that Channel Ten led its nightly bulletin with the story, ahead of the Gulf War. “We were getting calls from the BBC and all sorts of people,” Freeman says. Freeman is one of many beavering away behind the scenes over the four-meeting carnival. They certainly earn their money or, in the case of St John Ambulance volunteers, grateful thank yous. By 10am on Cup day, St John regional manager Tony Smith and his colleagues are already handing out headache tablets and plastering the first of hundreds of Band-Aids on to blistered feet. Smith, who has worked at about 12 Melbourne Cups, is one of 50 staffing four first-aid rooms, treating everything from grazes to heart attacks. By far the biggest queue is women – and men – with new-shoe blues.

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horoughbred racing is the sport of the rich and famous, but arriving at the racecourse in A-list fashion is not just for the privileged few. Sashaying on course after a swish trip in a boat or helicopter goes hand-in-hand with popping champagne corks and stepping out in your best designer dress. When Princess Diana and Prince Charles visited Flemington on Melbourne Cup day in 1985, they meandered up the Maribyrnong River by ferry. Their arrival by boat was mostly for security reasons, but caused a stir among the crowd, who were there to catch a glimpse of Diana and her impeccable outfit as much as to cheer home Cup winner What A Nuisance. Today, many punters putter to the Melbourne Cup carnival along the river from the city to avoid lengthy traffic snarls and safely indulge in a few glasses of bubbly. Melbourne River Cruises run seven boats on carnival days, with the exception of the final day of the carnival, Stakes Day, transferring punters from Southbank to Flemington. Some vessels dock for the day as floating marquee, with guests able to come and go as they please between the racecourse and the boat. But helicopter is the transport à la mode for the biggest celebrities visiting the track during cup week. Texan actress and supermodel Jerry Hall and her daughter, Georgia May Jagger, who judged Myer Fashions on the Field in 2010, and music superstar Liza Minnelli, who partied at the track in 2009, are among the glittering

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stars who have opted for the seven-minute chopper ride to Flemington from the CBD. For celebrities, a helicopter journey avoids prying eyes but, at $410 return for Oaks or Stakes days ($480 on Cup and Derby days), any punter can be a high flier. Heli-Serv has the exclusive contract to operate helicopters to and from Flemington during the Cup carnival, and counts everyday racegoers among their passengers, as well as the cream of Birdcage celebrities.

The trip takes in the city skyline and the colour and buzz of 100,000 punters partying at the track below, and beats the battle for a seat on a crowded train. Vitamin giant Swisse, which has hosted celebrities such as Sex And The City star Kim Cattrall and Hollywood actress Nicole Kidman at Flemington, is one of the corporates that prefers to delivers its guests to the track by chauffeured car. Former Miss Universe Jennifer Hawkins – a regular racegoer as the face of retail giant Myer – also elects for a limousine. Uber Melbourne, a car-hire service that launched in Melbourne in January, has a fleet of well-dressed drivers in luxury cars on standby. “Our goal is to be a classy and reliable alternative to taxis and spring racing is when people are looking for that,” Uber’s spokesman David Rohrsheim said. Bookings for an Uber car, which costs about 30-40 per cent more than a regular taxi, are done by app and charged to an account, so no money changes hands in the car. But not every racegoer of wealth and status opts for fancy transport. The Japanese owners of Delta Blues, after winning the Cup in 2006, were advised that the train would be the quickest way to the after-party at the Flower Drum restaurant. The Cup trophy, worth $125,000, left the track in a limo, but three of the part-owners boarded a train bound for Flinders Street, and rubbed shoulders with everyday passengers, who were thrilled to share in their excitement. \ Emily PowEr epower@theweeklyreview.com.au

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he racing fraternity has plenty of entertaining tales “The other, of course, was the Melbourne Cup (Shocking, about lost Cups and society dames dancing on tables 2009). Crown each year have these rooms that they at Melbourne restaurants over the years. But equine can prepare quickly. We won the Cup at 3pm and they folk are largely superstitious and many syndicates had a room ready to go for 150 people by 4.30pm for won’t plan celebrations until after the race. So a select us to arrive at 6pm.” handful of savvy restaurants will be prepared for late-night Colm Santry, of Coolmore Stud in the Hunter Valley, revelry when the high flyers leave the track this year. has been coming to Melbourne for the Cup for 20 years. Crown Casino’s Rockpool and Koko restaurants are among “Rockpool at Crown is a fantastic spot. For the hedonists the most popular and begin planning Cup-week menus well among us, it’s in close proximity to all that the Casino has to in advance. “We know it’s going to be a busy time and over offer and the food is wonderful.” the years, we have become skilled at juggling and gearing Consistent Irish success in the Cup has given the up to accommodate as many customers as we can,” Coolmore contingent frequent cause for celebration, says Rockpool Group’s Vanessa Crichton. with Becco a favourite. “We have had some “The Cup Becco’s Simon Hartley says celebrations for Cup spectacular nights, in Chinatown after Vintage got lost in eve and Derby eve are generally booked in advance. Crop’s Cup win, in O’Connell’s in South Melbourne the Middle But he takes a “gin in hand” approach to post-Cup after Media Puzzle’s win and, more recently, at Park Hotel” Crown when Mahler ran third,” says Santry. day celebrations. “For the punters it’s a long day so they often don’t last long,” he says. “The keen and Racing journalist Danny Power says the Southern confident will book early and if they win we may need Cross Hotel hosted celebrations until its closure in to shuffle tables around. But there’s a lot of movement on the 1999. “I covered it in 1990, the year that Bart Cummings won day, so we just go with the flow and keep calm about it.” the Cup with Kingston Rule,” he says. Mark Kavanagh, of Kavanagh Racing, has Cox Plate When the hotel closed, the syndicates sought alternative favourite Super Cool and 2013 Cox Plate winner Atlantic venues and the tradition of the expensive dinners began. Jewel lined up for success this year. But he considers it bad Brad Spicer, principal of Spicer Thoroughbreds, recalls luck to book a restaurant before a race. Kavanagh says his celebrations after Starspangledbanner won the Caulfield favourite place to toast success is Cecconi’s in Flinders Lane. Guineas in 2011. “We had sold it for $10 million and it won, “My Cox Plate night at Red Emperor was extremely so we booked upstairs at Becco. “We had the set menu, which memorable (Maldivian, 2008),” he says. “We had great food is their tradition, with salt and pepper chilli squid and great and actually recruited a couple of buskers off the boulevard veal costoletta. Everyone who goes to Becco must order that.” and paid them to entertain us. There’s no room for superstition at OTI Racing. Director

Terry Henderson says his cohorts celebrate regardless and book in advance. “Pei Modern at the entrance to The Sofitel has been a favourite place after the Cup for the past two years and we plan to go there again this year,” he says. More people drank from the Melbourne Cup after Doriemus won in 1995 than have done in the 18 years since, says Henderson. It was taken to the Middle Park Hotel with a security guard in tow. “Tired and hungry, I rang Florentino at midnight and they kindly stayed open for a group of about 20 of us to have dinner. It’s good to have won the Cup when you want to get into a place at that time of night.” Celebrations were still in order when Bauer placed second in the 2008 Cup. “It may seem unusual to some people to celebrate after losing the Cup (to Viewed by three centimetres), but the feeling at Comme, where we linked up afterwards, was as if we’d won,” says Henderson. “Bauer was 33/1. He had exceeded our expectations and our fellow owners were still delighted.” Gerry Ryan, co-owner of the Melbourne Pub Group and owner of pre-post favourite Puissance de Lune, regularly celebrates at the group’s equine-themed Middle Park Hotel, but lists Circa, Newmarket Hotel (both also owned by the group) and Red Emperor as favourites, too. “A great tale would be when Americain won the Melbourne Cup (in 2010),” says Ryan. “The Cup got lost in the Middle Park Hotel after being passed around the bar and I thought someone had taken it. We later realised we had left it in the safe hands of the security guard.” \ leanne tolra ltolra@theweeklyreview.com.au

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Resplendent behind a new front fence guaranteeing your privacy with recently landscaped gardens, this very attractive and decidedly individual BV home boasts an Australian colonial appearance in one of the suburb’s coveted treed environments enjoying easy access to renowned Blackburn parkland, local and major shopping, bus, train and more! Accommodation comprises elegant formal living room with bay window and open fire place, separate dining - both with polished hardwood floors, stunning Blackwood timber kitchen, family room, 3/4 bedrooms or optional study - main with ensuite/WIR, further family bathroom/2 WCs, matching tandem carport and private, paved entertainment area.

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Thurs 12-12.30pm & 5.30-6pm & Sat 1.45-2.15pm Saturday 26th October 3.30pm 62 / B1 $900,000 - $990,000 Brad Ellis 0418 394 062 Fiona Everett 0402 049 407 Blackburn 9894 8788


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Burwood 22 Greenwood street Land Ahoy! A world of possibilities opens up before you when you step outside this original 3 bedroom 50’s WB home in need of renovation or demolition! Cast your eyes over the glorious ‘farm sized’ allotment approx. 971sqm and imagine the future here in this coveted locale only minutes walk to Burwood Highway tram, local/ supermarket shopping, major retail at Kmart complex with easy access to Deakin University, leading private schools and more. Renovate, redevelop with one or more properties (S.T.C.A.) or build your dream home - it’s reassuring you’ll be securing the property for ‘land value’ only - so call your builder, call your architect... but make sure to call us today! 3A

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Thurs 11.00-11.30am & Sat 10.30-11.00am Saturday 12th October - 11.00am 61 / E6 In excess of $790,000 Brad Ellis 0418 394 062 Stuart Svec 0412 475 294 Mount Waverley 9807 9522

MitchaM 5 Gillies street house or unit alternative - you decide! Located in one of Mitcham’s character streets on the original allotment 445m2 with ROW access at rear (never subdivided) only minutes walk to the supermarket, shopping and train station this BV home in clean, comfortable order throughout would ideally suit refurbishment to create a great first home, wonderful unit alternative or make a superb investment property in this hugely popular locale. Accommodation comprises living room, kitchen, dining/meals area, three bedrooms, family bathroom/2 WCs, separate shower room and external bungalow - ideal home office or studio plus garden shed. Features gas ducted heating and split system air conditioning. 3A

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Thurs 10.00-10.30am & Sat 10.00-10.30am Saturday 19th October 11.00am 48 / H8 In excess of $490,000 Brad Ellis 0418 394 062 Stasi Adgemis 0401 640 853 Blackburn 9894 8788

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NuNawadiNg 8 Caversham Court 4 bedroom family home near Blackburn Lake Much loved family home on approx 853m2 in coveted court locale only minutes from Blackburn Lake, a choice of train stations, local and major retail shopping, schools and Eastlink. Offered for sale for the first time this substantial family home boasts considerable character and is ideally suited to refurbishment to capitalise on the generous existing accommodation. Comprising of grand living room with built in shelving/cabinetry and double French doors to private balcony, adjoining dining room, original kitchen and family bathroom/separate WC, 4 bedrooms or optional study plus matching double garage. Under Instructions from State Trustees.

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Thurs 1.00-1.30pm & Sat 1.00-1.30pm Saturday 19th October 12.30pm 48 / E11 $660,000 - $730,000 Fiona Everett 0402 049 407 Brad Ellis 0418 394 062 Blackburn 9894 8788

Forest Hill 40 Thornhill Drive And a family room! Much loved BV home of some considerable character on a coveted corner site providing excellent 2 car accommodation, boasts very generous open plan living areas including a remarkably large family room extension. Comprises spacious living & dining with open fire place, that family room with separate entry from double carport, kitchen/meals, three excellent bedrooms, family bathroom/separate WC and laundry plus garden storage shed. And you’ll enjoy a location only minutes from Forest Hill Chase retail and supermarket shopping/cinemas/bus terminus with primary and secondary schools nearby making this the ideal family home. 3A

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Thurs 11.00-11.30am & Sat 12.15-12.45pm Saturday 26th October 11.00am 62 / D3 $550,000 - $590,000 Fiona Everett 0402 049 407 Brad Ellis 0418 394 062 Blackburn 9894 8788


MitchaM 1 McKeon Road Beautifully presented 4 bedroom family home You’ll be the lucky ‘1’ with this immaculately presented family home set in pristine grounds. Step inside from the return verandah to the entry hall with double doors leading to an elegant, formal living room, four bedrooms - main with ensuite and WIR, further family bathroom/2nd WC, stunning kitchen with European stainless steel appliances overlooking casual dining with study nook and expansive family room plus tandem 2 car accommodation and garden storage shed. Enjoy a location only minutes to thriving Mitcham shopping centre and train station, Mullauna Secondary College, Whitefriars College, Eastlink access and Yarran Dheran parkland. 4A

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Thurs 1.00-1.30pm & Sat 12.30-1.00pm Saturday 26th October 12.30pm 48 / K6 In excess of $650,000 Gordon Openstein 0402 303 508 Brad Ellis 0418 394 062 Blackburn 9894 8788

Vermont 6 Centre road A Hidden Delight Walk up the driveway of this substantial allot approx 869m2 & be prepared to step into another world with a ‘modern designed’ 50’s WB. Boasting an architect designed extension that preserved the concept of the original roof line & floor to ceiling windows providing glorious views of the garden at every vantage point. Enter from the entertainment deck into the formal living/ dining with OFP, stunning kitchen/meals with granite bench-tops & stainless steel appliances, family room with access to 2nd entertainment deck/landscaped rear courtyard, 3 bms plus study, family bathroom/separate WC & carport with garden shed attached. Mins to Mitcham/Ringwood shops/transport/schools & Eastlink. 3A

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Thurs 1.45-2.15pm & Sat 11.45-12.15pm Saturday 26th October 2.00pm 63 / B3 $560,000 - $610,000 Gordon Openstein 0402 303 508 Brad Ellis 0418 394 062 Blackburn 9894 8788

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BlackBurn G.01/2 Queen Street Stylish apartment living Your last opportunity to secure a choice of either a 1 (plus study area) or 2 bedroom apartment in the stunning Q2 development within walking distance of Blackburn Village & train. Developed by Kokoda Property and built by ‘Verve Constructions’ this is an ideal, low maintenance residence or superb investment property, offering quality finishes throughout. Comprising security, swipe entrance, open plan living with choice of courtyard or balconies providing sweeping views over the suburb, BIRs, stunning kitchens with stainless steel appliances & stone benchtops, equally stunning bathroom & security car parking all located in a quiet, very convenient location in the heart of vibrant and growing Blackburn. 2A

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MitchaM 8 AroonA Avenue Refurb/extend or build your dream home on approx 648m2 only mins walk to parkland with further easy access to train/shopping at Mitcham, schools & Eastlink. Comprising of living, kitchen, sunroom, 3brms, bathroom/2 WCs & SLUG.

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Thurs 2-2.30pm & Sat 11-11.30am Saturday 19th October 2.00pm 48 / K10 $490,000 - $540,000 Fiona Everett 0402 049 407 Brad Ellis 0418 394 062 Blackburn 9894 8788

Vermont 12 View Road Build your dream home on this elevated allot approx 605M2 affording sweeping views to the Dandenongs and enjoying easy access to shopping, city access via Eastlink & train at either Heatherdale or Mitcham.

605 D View Private Sale Mel Ref 63 / A2 EPR In excess of $460,000 Contact Brad Ellis 0418 394 062 Office Blackburn 9894 8788


Doncaster 33/765-767 Doncaster roaD stunning apartment, spectacular views and a fantastic central location! Luxury low maintenance living at its best, this outstanding top-floor residence presents a state of the art environment within the exclusive Arcadia complex. Light-filled interior comprises 2 double bedrooms (with robes), stylish bathroom with marble-top vanity, study area, stone-bench kitchen with all-Smeg appliances, open plan living/dining area leading out to a wide balcony to enjoy the mountain views. Features include heating and cooling, Euro laundry, plus lift access to secure foyer, lower-level car space and storage room. Walk to public transport and schools, close to Westfield Shopping Centre and easy freeway access. 2A

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View Wednesday 11:00-11:30am Saturday 11:00-11:30am Private Sale Mel Ref 47 F1 Price $580,000 Contact Tony Tuccitto 0407 144 390 Lee Salce 0400 770 099 Office Doncaster 9842 1188

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Doncaster 10/10-16 Wetherby road Perfectly Positioned with a First class renovation This stylish, secure ground floor unit has been tastefully renovated. Set at the rear, with 2 bedrooms (BIR’S ) and featuring a generous living area with new polished floorboards, freshly painted, a sleek new kitchen and a central bathroom. With a lock up garage, additional carport and a heating/cooling split system this could be the first home you have been seeking or would be an excellent addition to your investment portfolio. A heartbeat to shops, cafes, transport and freeway access, this unit presents a perfect mix of livability and convenience, that makes it a great choice for professionals and investors alike.

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Doncaster 6/8-10 MalcolM crescent High-quality, low-maintenance designer living! A lifestyle of space and luxury, this sensational town residence is sure to impress with versatile floorplan, quality inclusions and sought-after Doncaster location. Expansive interior comprises three upstairs bedrooms, deluxe ensuite with spa and equally stylish central bathroom. Downstairs: formal lounge, open-plan living/ dining area and granite-bench kitchen with all-Smeg appliances, laundry and additional powder room. Other highlights include ducted heating and cooling, alarm and video intercom, ducted vacuum, plus double garage and courtyard with paved entertaining area. Close to parks, schools, Westfield Shopping Centre, public transport and easy freeway access. 3A

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Wednesday 5:00-5:30pm Saturday 3:00-3:30pm Saturday 26th October 2:00pm 47 C3 In Excess of $680,000 Tony Tuccitto 0407 144 390 Lee Salce 0400 770 099 Doncaster 9842 1188

Doncaster east 7/1 NartaNda Court the perfect first home or blue-chip investment opportunity! With its open-plan design and quality features throughout, this contemporary villa presents a ready-toenjoy lifestyle with easy access to shops, schools, parks and transport options. Cleverly designed to maximise light and space, the home’s inviting interior highlights two double bedrooms (both with robes), stylish central bathroom, well-appointed kitchen and open lounge/ dining area opening out to an entertainers’ patio and private courtyard garden. Other features include gas ducted heating and split-system a/c, polished hardwood floors, plus an internally-accessed single garage (remotecontrolled). 2A

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Doncaster east 10 Mont Close a lifestyle of luxury and privacy in an exclusive cul-desac location! Sure to exceed all expectations, this spectacular 4BR residence provides a spacious living environment complemented by an array of quality inclusions. Stunning interior boasts three large upstairs bedrooms, deluxe spa ensuite and main bathroom. Downstairs: fourth bedroom and third bathroom, formal lounge and vast open-plan living/dining area, granite bench kitchen with Smeg appliances. Other stand out features include parquetry floors, high ceilings, ducted heating and cooling, alarm, ducted vacuum systems, family sized laundry, plus a double garage with internal access and fabulous entertainers’ courtyard with expansive decked area. 4A

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Wednesday 2:00-2:30pm Saturday 4:00-4:30pm Saturday 26th October 12:30pm 34 D8 In Excess of $750,000 Ken Chappell 0412 295 316 Lee Salce 0400 770 099 Doncaster 9842 1188

Doncaster east 16 tyrol Court elevated home with leafy surrounds in a sought-after Doncaster east location! Walking distance to Ruffey Lake Park, this spacious home offers an immediately comfortable family lifestyle with plenty of scope to further enhance. Versatile floorplan includes four bedrooms (master with WIR and ensuite), main bathroom, light-filled lounge and dining, living/ meals area and contemporary kitchen with stainless steel cooking appliances. Other highlights include gas heating, split-system a/c, entertainers’ balcony, familysized laundry, plus double garage (remote), vast underhouse storage area, sizeable backyard and neat gardens. Easy access to Westfield Shopping Centre, public transport & local schools. 4A

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Thursday 3:00-3:30pm Saturday 12:00-12:30pm Saturday 19th October 11:00am 33 J10 In Excess of $650,000 Lee Salce 0400 770 099 Ken Chappell 0412 295 316 Doncaster 9842 1188

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Donvale 12 MiraMar Court Sensational family-focused indoor/outdoor living! In a quiet cul-de-sac walking distance to schools and parks, this pristine home on an expansive block of land (approx 815sqm) presents an ideal lifestyle opportunity for families that love to entertain! Spacious floorplan highlights three bedrooms (master with WIR) and two fully-renovated bathrooms, study or home office, elegant formal lounge and dining, superb new kitchen with Bosch/Blanco appliances and big walk-in pantry, adjoining family/meals area and large light-filled living room. Stand-out features include heating and cooling throughout, alarm system, quality carpets, plus a fabulous entertainers’ backyard complete with solarheated pool, remote-controlled double garage. 4A

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Thursday 2:00-2:30pm & Saturday 11:00-11:30am Saturday 26th October 1:00pm 34 F10 In Excess of $800,000 Ken Chappell 0412 295 316 Toby Parker 0413 581 104 Doncaster 9842 1188

Donvale 9 Bernarra Court The Grand Family entertainer on a landscaped acre Complete with pool and tennis court in a prestigious cul-de-sac location, this expansive home offers an idyllic family lifestyle. Sumptuous accommodation includes five bedrooms and study, deluxe ensuite and three additional bathrooms, formal lounge and dining, family/ meals area and granite-bench kitchen, huge rumpus/ entertaining room and gymnasium with sauna. Features include heating and cooling, alarm and ducted vacuum, internal access into the triple garage (remote), enormous undercover entertaining area complete with wood-fired oven, heated pool, vast gardens and full-sized tennis court. A secluded lifestyle yet with easy access to public transport, shops and schools. 5A

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rentalS wanted Empty nester, just sold, need to rent a 3BR home with double lock up garage with a small back yard. $500 per week Mr & Mrs T transferred from QLD require a 4BR home with 2 bathrooms, 2 car accommodation. $650 to $700 per week Young, single executive would like to rent a 2BR home or unit in the Doncaster / Doncaster East area. $400 to 430 per week Young couple with 1 child require a 3BR home close to transport and shops. $500 to $550 per week

For personal service and total peace of mind, please contact our Property Management Department on 9842 1188 for a free, no obligation appraisal.

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Should I have a SectIon 32 Statement ready before the campaIgn begInS? As anyone who’s ever bought or sold property before is well aware, a Section 32 statement is a vital piece of paperwork- along with actual Contact of Sale- needed to complete the transaction. In short, the Section 32 statement provides all the relevant details of the property (rates, title, Owners Corporation Fees, etc). Some are quite simple. Others can be quite long and complex depending on a range of details that do or don’t need to be included. In any given auction campaign, the Section 32 statement needs to be ready for viewing prior to the auction. But in reality, I always recommend prospective sellers to have these details sorted and prepared well in advance. It seems simple enough, but I’m always surprised at how this task is often overlooked!

By having the Section 32 statement prepared prior to the very first inspection, there are a number of advantages worth bearing in mind. First and foremost it gives prospective buyers the opportunity to peruse the document and have their solicitor or conveyancer check it over as well. This allows plenty of time to explore any concerns or queries that may arise (heritage overlays, covenants, caveats, zonings, building approvals, etc). Having the Section 32 statement available also allows the possibility of a buyer securing the property prior to auction if they want to make a ‘private sale’ offer. Either way, having a Section 32 statement available on request shows that you have full confidence in the property you’re selling, which in turn gives the buyer full confidence to big strongly at auction knowing there will be no unforeseen issues after the sale. It’s a win-win for everyone!

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YARRA VALLEY - GRUYERE

156 Killara Road

Tree-lined driveway to imposing contemporary residence atop 33 hilltop acres providing perfect grazing together with absolute privacy. Without doubt one of the district’s finest homes. An inspired floor plan taking full advantage of the surrounding natural beauty providing 4 bedrooms, 2+ bathrooms, home office, comprehensively appointed kitchen, generous casual & formal entertaining areas both indoors & out. All designed taking full advantage of the 360° panorama. Complemented by landscaped gardens, double garage & excellent shedding, perfect storage or stable conversion. Highly recommended to quality-conscious buyers.

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D N G RA IN G N PE O DONCASTER 222 Williamsons Road

Experience Doncaster´s newest sensation, Orchard Terrace, a boutique group of 23 stunning 2 and 3 Bedroom townhouses offering lifestyle perfection in lush surrounds. Each flaunts highly-specified interiors with an inspiring palette of designer tones complementing sun-filled opendesigns with Bosch/Caesar Stone Kitchens, courtgardens and balconies. A place you´ll be proud to call home, a luxurious environment for family living or entertaining friends, these sophisticated home´s enjoy easy CBD access via freeway and proximity to Westfield, Aquarena, Ruffey Lake parklands, transport and exceptional schools.

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Thursday 12noon-2pm & Saturday 10am-12noon or By Appointment ____________________________________________________ CONTACT Tom Aylward 0408 548 551 ____________________________________________________ OFFICE Hawthorn 9810 5000 ____________________________________________________ WEB www.orchardterrace.com.au ____________________________________________________

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Home among the trees 3 idyllic townhouses Townhouse 1-3/6 Fletcher Parade, Burwood Auc: Sat 26 Oct 11:30am on site With uninterrupted views over native trees and parkland of meandering creek reserve, these near new townhouses offer sun filled living areas, all with large alfresco terraces over looking the adjoining parklands, gourmet kitchens, brilliant open-plan living with heating and cooling, spacious bedrooms with BIR and DLUG just to name a few of the features these low maintenance townhouses have to offer and all within easy access to Deakin University, PLC, trams and shopping. Gross income of $98,000 pa. All 3 townhouse fully leased. Easy to let. Only 2/3 years old. Townhouse 1 Townhouse 2 Townhouse 3 4

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Dear Louise Thank you for your efforts in selling my apar tment. I understand in a to ugh apar tment envir on ment, getting the right price was challenging but I commend you (the listing agent) and Ash ley (the selling agent) in sealing the deal in su ch a shor t period of time and with so minimal hassles. Your consistent upda tes and recommenda tions were useful and not pushy and your flexi bi lity in accommodating our demands was apprec iated. We were most plea sed with how you ha ndled our queries and honest approach which I be lieve led to a quick sale.Your after sales service was als o something to commend on. I would certainly reco mmend your service s to family and friends and I wish you all the best for fu ture endeavours. Regards Alex and Flora

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MITCHAM

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, City & Dandenong views. Massive Stamp Duty savings and still eligible for $10,000 in First Home Buyers Grant! Building already started, completion April 2014. Call now for more information

Selling or Leasing? Contact Landfield for a free market appraisal 9841 4433

AVAILABLE: 2 Bedroom Apartments PRICE: $460,000 - $525,000 CONTACT: Francis Van Gulick 0418 310 907 or francis@landfield.com.au OFFICE: DONCASTER EAST 284 Blackburn Road 9841 4433

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Doncaster east 64 Woodhouse road a class above Belonging to an elite class of home with its sheer grandeur, opulence and commanding street appeal, this luxury family residence has no equal, built to exacting standards and offering resort-style living within a short stroll of Tunstall Square. Its breathtaking Bruhn limestone structure is the first indication of the home’s distinction from the rest; venture beyond the remote control front gates and inside the lavish interior and those that want it all — the prestige, the sophisticated sense of style and the convenience-laden location — will immediately feel at home.

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$2,500,000 - $2,800,000

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

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Sam Kocuk 0419 311 222 Adele Kocuk 0412 255 919 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn road

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BlackBurn South 24 aberdeen road End-to-End Decadence Opulence and elegance blend seamlessly with supreme comfort and livability in this majestic double-storey property in the leafy surrounds of Blackburn. It’s 43 squares of pure decadence. Five bedrooms — four upstairs and one downstairs — feature their own ensuite, the Master boasting dual entry walk-in robe, a large spa and private balcony. Beneath high ceilings, the ground level living quarters, with gourmet kitchen, butler’s pantry, spacious dining, two lounge/ living areas and home theatre room are an entertainer’s dream. With 24-hour CCTV surveillance, alarm system, door intercom, double garage and six-star energy rating, 24 Aberdeen Road is more than a home — it’s an experience!

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Saturday 26th October at 1pm PRICE GUIDE

More Than $1,100,000

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

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Doncaster east 2 Beresford close renovated With Five-star Quality In Mind This exceptional two-storey home has been completely renovated into what is essentially now a brand new home, offering the ultimate in luxurious and stylish yet low maintenance living within moments of Ruffey Lake Park, schools, transport and shops. No expense has been spared in modernising this lavish home, from the five-star bathrooms and gourmet kitchen to the radiant living spaces and manicured backyard featuring an entertaining deck. Woodlea St Reserve and Ruffey Lake Park are both within walking distance, while EDSC and Westfield Shoppingtown are only minutes away.

Saturday 26th October at 2pm PRICE GUIDE

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

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

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James Hatzolos 0418 518 694 David Luxon 0408 367 330 Doncaster 9842 8888

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Doncaster east 14 Jising court Privacy and Prestige Characterised by the prestige of its upmarket estate address and the elegance of its refined interior, a higher standard of living is what this proud residence offers. Convenience is also in abundance given the superb access to Jackson Court shops, SS Peter and Paul’s Primary School and the Eastern Freeway. Growing families can bask in the luxury of a spacious two-level layout that comfortably accommodates three living zones and bedrooms of a generous nature. Meticulously landscaped gardens, meanwhile, blossom with tranquility yet are without the burden of high maintenance gardening.

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Saturday 26th October at 12pm PRICE GUIDE

$860,000 - $930,000

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

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Spiro Drossos 0425 709 479 Jack Li 0430 133 425 Doncaster 9842 8888

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TemplesTowe 4/340 porter street A Coastal lifestyle In A Desirable Templestowe setting A sandy shoreline may not be present, however this owner-built luxury residence delivers the essence of seaside living in a coveted Templestowe location. Tranquilly located in a peaceful setting within a short distance of The Pines Shopping Centre, schools, parks and the Eastern Freeway, this award-winning Southern Resorts-designed home has been carefully planned and boasts craftsmanship of the highest order — perfect for those with an appreciation for the finer things in life!

Saturday 12th October at 12pm PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

$800,000 - $880,000 Thu 2.30-3pm & Sat 11.30-12pm Photo ID required James Hatzolos 0418 518 694 David Luxon 0408 367 330 Doncaster 9842 8888

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Doncaster east 6 nedlands court an elegant statement of Luxurious Family Living Designed around family living with its contemporary single-level layout and premium court location, enjoy a quintessential family lifestyle inside this modernised Lucas Morris home. Quality craftsmanship and high quality fixtures are hallmarks of the updated bathrooms and gourmet kitchen, while three living zones are bathed in natural light and backdropped with tranquil garden views. Convenience is also assured with the quick and easy access to The Pines, Donburn shops, transportation and well-regarded local schools.

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More than $1,100,000 Thu 5.30-6pm & Sat 11.30-12pm Photo ID required Spiro Drossos 0425 709 479 Adele Kocuk 0412 255 919 Doncaster 9842 8888

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Doncaster 401/8 clay Drive Five-star Luxury on Doncaster Hill Conjure up a thought of your idyllic executive-style lifestyle and this suave and sophisticated sub-penthouse atop Doncaster Hill is guaranteed to fit the image. And for empty nesters wishing to downsize their home but upgrade their lifestyle, this is it. Panoramic 270-degree views towards the Dandenong Ranges, Kinglake and glimpses of the city skyline are yours to enjoy from the spectacular 9-square balcony, while 18-squares of high-end style inside takes you on an unparalleled journey of five-star living in an iconic Doncaster location.

Saturday 26th October at 3pm PRICE GUIDE

$780,000 - $850,000

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George Pangalos 0430 060 123 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn road

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MitchaM 1a Glenburnie Road the Five-Star treatment Elevate your standard of living to a higher level with this meticulously constructed Townhouse, showcasing impeccable craftsmanship and luxurious living. Sparkling timber floorboards make an immediate impression, so too do the crisp high ceilings and feature staircase with glass balustrade. Gas log fireplace delivers plenty of the warmth to the open-plan setting, which also doubles as a grand entertainer with its indoor-outdoor options and five-star kitchen, styled with premium-grade stainless steel Smeg appliances. A ground-level Master bedroom will tempt downsizers, while two additional bedrooms upstairs are serviced by a large family bathroom, separate toilet and versatile retreat. Conveniently, Rangeview shops, transport, parks and Eastlink are only moments away.

Saturday 12th October at 1pm PRICE GUIDE

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Gino Ferro 0434 003 396 Blackburn 9878 0222 88 South Parade

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TemplesTowe 5 Norwich place entertain on A Grand scale Take entertaining to new heights with this outstanding family home that is very much a grand entertainer’s dream! A sensational Balinese hut compliments an in-ground swimming pool and chill-out area, while beautifully landscaped gardens continue the tropical theme throughout. Three separate living areas seamlessly integrate with a five-star kitchen highlight the nature of the twostorey home, which is conveniently located in a quiet cul de sac. Its tranquil setting in a quiet cul de sac is within walking distance of The Pines Shopping Centre, public transportation and Ruffey Lake Park, while local schools are only minutes away.

Saturday 26th October at 11am PRICE GUIDE

$760,000 - $820,000

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Thu 5.30-6pm & Sat 11.30-12pm Photo ID required

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

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TemplesTowe 406 porter street Fantastic Family living on 785sqm! Offering a top of the hill setting, this fine example of a spacious family home packages living areas of grand proportions with a location delivering convenience in every direction. Zoned living is a hallmark of the home, with four spacious bedrooms plus study/retreat positioned along a dedicated strip, away from the two vibrant living areas that will appeal to any family desiring space. A superb backyard caters for every member of the household, so too does the location with its convenient access to The Pines, medical clinics, schools and the Eastern Freeway.

Saturday 26th October at 3pm PRICE GUIDE

$660,000 - $720,000

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Thu 10.30-11am & Sat 2.30-3pm Photo ID required

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

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Bulleen 19 lindsay Street Single level Styled living Inspired by the modern lifestyle, this elegant home sets the standard in executive-style living, offering an aesthetically appealing layout that will strike the right chord amongst a host of buyers, from young professionals with an eye on a stylish low maintenance lifestyle, to empty nesters looking to downsize — not downgrade! An impressive entrance opens onto a light-filled living and dining setting linking to a fully equipped kitchen. An inviting courtyard that’s private, gated and beautifully landscaped offers a safe and secure yard for kids to run and play, in addition to providing an entertaining haven for the adults - caters for all occasions.

Saturday 26th October at 1pm PRICE GUIDE

$620,000 - $680,000

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Thu & Sat 11.30-12pm Photo ID required

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Mark Di Giulio 0407 863 179 Jason Stepanow 0405 159 650 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn Road

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Bulleen 2/20 Allen Street Packaging low Maintenance living In A Spectacular location Low maintenance living, a spectacular location within walking distance of Koonung Trail and a spacious, modern layout infuse with one another to offer the ultimate package for first homebuyers, professionals, investors or downsizers. Floating timber floorboards and quality timber kitchen highlight the home’s warmhearted feel, while a mix of formal and informal living areas create the sense of open-plan living without losing an ounce of intimacy. City workers will appreciate easy access to direct bus routes, while Bulleen Plaza and Westfield Doncaster are also within easy reach.

Saturday 26th October at 2pm PRICE GUIDE

$420,000 - $460,000

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Thu & Sat 3.30-4pm Photo ID required

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

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MitchaM 106 heatherdale Road Welcome, You’re home! There’s a peaceful, easy feeling you get when you walk in the front door after a long day and you’re met with warm natural hues, open space and a calming ambience. Filled with great features, what isn’t listed is the calming, homely feel that flows from every corner of this property. Maybe it’s the huge open-plan living space with polished timber flooring, gourmet kitchen with caesarstone benches, four spacious bedrooms with built-in robes or the huge alfresco decking area. Whatever delivers this property’s warm character, you’ll know you’ve made it home.

Saturday 19th October at 3pm PRICE GUIDE

More Than $590,000

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John Stack 0402 443 312 Kane Penhalluriack 0406 556 445 Blackburn 9878 0222 88 South Parade

Doncaster east 7 Willorna court Your Dream Home awaits You You desire the in-ground swimming pool for summer, space for the kids, a quiet sanctuary for the adults, perhaps a home theatre for movie nights with the family, and if you’re really lucky, a peaceful court location that caters for a carefree family lifestyle. Well, that perfect home you dream about is right here before you. Offering outstanding access to The Pines, schools and transport, the neighbourhood’s credentials for family living are second to none.

Saturday 12th October at 1pm PRICE GUIDE

$900,000 - $990,000

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Spiro Drossos 0425 709 479 Mark Di Giulio 0407 863 179 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn road

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TemplesTowe lower 27 Birchwood Avenue As solid, large And Convenient As They Come! Family living is taken up a notch with this grand two-storey family home, wonderfully secluded behind a high solid brick fence and set in a family-friendly neighbourhood within a short stroll of Templestowe Valley Primary School, Finns Reserve and bus transport. Exposed internal timber beams illustrate the solid nature of this well-constructed home; multiple living areas, stunning alfresco plus an array of generous-sized bedrooms, meanwhile, highlight its size and practicality for everyday family living.

Saturday 26th October at 3pm PRICE GUIDE

$780,000 - $840,000

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Thu & Sat 11.30-12pm Photo ID required

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Jack Li 0430 133 425 Spiro Drossos 0425 709 479 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn road

MitchaM 2/44 heatherdale Road Unlike any Other Inspired by North American architecture, this two-storey attic-style home is very much in a league of its own. Located within walking distance of Heatherdale train station and filled with abundant character, the two-level layout epitomises low maintenance living, perfect for young professionals with busy lifestyles and empty nesters wanting to downsize, not downgrade. A radiant groundfloor layout plays host to two separate living zones, while two generous-sized bedrooms are zoned upstairs and are defined by their soaring ceilings and high dormer-style windows.

Saturday 26th October at 3pm PRICE GUIDE

More Than $480,000

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Adam Harris 0433 521 380 Terry Burgoyne 0404 842 771 Blackburn 9878 0222

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Doncaster 15 High street a tropical Getaway In the Heart of Doncaster There’s a good chance you won’t require the services of a travel agent ever again, such is the tropical nature of this grand family home that delivers a holiday lifestyle in the heart of Doncaster. If the tropical-inspired backyard with its towering Palm trees and in-ground swimming pool looks familiar, perhaps you’ve seen it promoted on Burke’s Backyard. Vibrant living spaces and generous-sized bedrooms also adorn the two-storey layout that’s perfect for the growing family.

Saturday 19th October at 11am PRICE GUIDE

$800,000 - $880,000

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Thu 4.30-5pm & Sat 12.30-1pm Photo ID required

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Jack Li 0430 133 425 Chris Manolopoulos 0439 478 825 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn road

Donvale 33 Darvall Street a Tranquil escape Within Moments of Tunstall Square There won’t be a day that passes by where you don’t thank the current owners for all their tireless work in delivering this wonderfully updated family home, perched on an elevated allotment to capture scenic views and modernised with your comfort in mind. Rest easy with the knowledge that there’s not a single task that requires tending to, and as you do, enjoy the peaceful vistas and modern luxury that characterises this two-storey family home.

Saturday 19th October at 2pm PRICE GUIDE

$640,000 - $690,000

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Spiro Drossos 0425 709 479 Adele Kocuk 0412 255 919 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn Road

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Doncaster east 16 snow Gum road outstanding Home, Premium Location! Ideally located offering convenient access to Tunstall Square, Donburn Primary, East Doncaster Secondary College, Whitefriars College, transportation services and Eastern Freeway, this light and bright family home boasting spacious living areas offers the complete package for the growing family. Quality stainless steel appliances and cabinetry combine to present a kitchen you simply dream about, while taking advantage of the integration between the sizeable rumpus and entertaining terrace when the need for grand entertaining arises!

Saturday 26th October at 12pm PRICE GUIDE

$620,000 - $680,000

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Thu 12.30-1pm & Sat 10.30-11am Photo ID required

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Mark Di Giulio 0407 863 179 Jason Stepanow 0405 159 650 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn road

TemplesTowe 296 Church Road what A Chance For The Young Family Defined by its light-filled living spaces, convenience-laden location, scope for development (STCA) and opportunity it gives to homebuyers searching for a home they can make their own, this proud brick home is nothing short of a winner for beginners and the growing family alike! Generous L-shaped lounge/dining impresses with its polished timber floorboards and spacious nature, while a sizeable kitchen/meals setting, zoned bedrooms, gas ducted heating, alarm and an undercover entertaining area adds further appeal.

Saturday 26th October at 1pm PRICE GUIDE

$620,000 - $680,000

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Thu 4.30-5pm & Sat 12.30-1pm Photo ID required

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James Hatzolos 0418 518 694 Adele Kocuk 0412 255 919 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn Road

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Doncaster 24 Koolkuna avenue Desirable Family Living In a sought after Doncaster Locale Stately in its size, modern in its appearance and flawless in its location, everything you desire in a family home is here in a big way. Those that love to entertain can choose from two outdoor entertaining areas to put on a show, while open-plan living, feature gas log fireplace, modern kitchen, polished timber floorboards and luxurious Master bedroom add contemporary style. Westfield Shoppingtown, schools and the Eastern Freeway are also only minutes away.

Saturday 12th October at 3pm PRICE GUIDE

$640,000 - $680,000

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

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Jack Li 0430 133 425 Chris Manolopoulos 0439 478 825 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn road

TemplesTowe lower 16 Dellfield Drive start Your Family’s wonder Years Here Its location is faultless. The home, spacious. And the opportunity? It’s one that young families desiring a sizeable upgrade with the chance to make their mark don’t want to miss! With schools and Macedon Square within walking distance, the property has convenient family living written all over it. A blend of formal and communal living areas with a generous collection of well-proportioned bedrooms also speaks volumes of the home’s suitability for the growing family.

Saturday 12th October at 2pm PRICE GUIDE

$590,000 - $650,000

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George Pangalos 0430 060 123 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn road

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Doncaster east 53 Bowen road renovated to absolute Perfection Bold and glamorous yet tranquil and serene, reward your family with a new lease of life with this masterfully renovated home that offers virtually brand new living on the edge of sprawling parkland. From the peaceful front deck to the spectacular open-plan setting at the rear, every corner of the flowing single-level layout has been meticulously updated to present a no-expense spared modernised home that’s high on style yet low in maintenance.

Saturday 26th October at 12pm PRICE GUIDE

$680,000 - $730,000

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Thu & Sat 12.30-1pm Photo ID required

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Jack Li 0430 133 425 James Hatzolos 0418 518 694 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn road

Doncaster 201/719 elgar road spacious Penthouse with stunning Views Wrap around balconies with views over Elgar Park and Box Hill North; this spacious apartment comprises of a gourmet style kitchen with stone bench tops, S/S Blanco appliances, open plan living, master bedroom, fully tiled (porcelain) Ensuite with WIR’s, two further spacious bedroom with BIR’s, heating and cooling, secure basement car parking plus a massive storage cage. Only moments from Westfield S/C, elite schools, public transport and the Eastern Freeway.

Saturday 2nd November at 11am PRICE GUIDE

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Thu 11.30-12pm & Sat 2.45-3.15pm Photo ID required

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Sam Kocuk 0419 311 222 Adele Kocuk 0412 255 919 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn road

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Doncaster 5 teak court so Many options on 1,041sqm (approx) Wonderfully positioned at the end of a quiet cul de sac is this property that would suit the astute buyer. Take advantage of the superb location and allotment by developing (STCA) or move in.

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Saturday 19th October at 1pm PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

More than $880,000 Thu 3.30-4pm & Sat 10.30-11am Photo ID required Mark Di Giulio 0407 863 179 Lisa Yeung 0422 677 033 Doncaster 9842 8888

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FOREST HILL 7 Silverleaf Court Modern Family Living At Its Best Low maintenance, 2 storey, 4-5 bedroom home situated in a quiet court. Land 455sqm approx. Comp: entry, formal lounge & dining rooms, kitchen, meals area plus large family room & a bedroom adjacent to the powder room with WC & shower. Upstairs: 4 bedrooms all BIRs (main ensuite & WIR) separate family bathroom & spa bath, 2 study areas. Features include: intercom, alarm, ornate cornices, ducted heating, vacuum & refrigerated air-conditioning & remote control double garage.

Office: 72A Doncaster Road, Balwyn North 9859 9517

Auction: Price: Open: Contact:

Saturday 12th October at 2.30pm $650,000 plus Thursday 5 - 5.30pm & Saturday 2 - 2.30pm Andrew Maung 0410 233 787 Chris Ewart 0419 897 979

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BOX HILL SOUTH 1, 3 & 5/286 Elgar Road

Auction Saturday 26 October at 3pm

Setting the benchmark for ultra-modern living, the undeniable allure of these new, architect designed town residences begins with the eye-catching facade, seamlessly fusing glass, stainless steel and render. A perfect space for the grand entertainer, at the heart of each home is a state-of-the-art caesarstone kitchen with Smeg stainless steel appliances. Surrounded by full length glazing, the open-plan living and dining sweep out to impressive alfresco zones, ready to enjoy all year round. Each with 3 double bedrooms, appreciate the luxurious stone ensuite to the master bedrooms and similarly appointed central bathrooms. Townhouse 1 boasts a sitting room, city views and double glazing. Townhouse 3 features a massive open-plan zone out to a balcony and separate north courtyard. Townhouse 5 enjoys a serene rear position with expansive outdoor areas. Each home is fitted with ducted heating and refrigerated cooling, Foxtel/internet wiring, video intercom and alarm. The secure basement carpark leads to separate double auto garages with store room. Enriching this chic lifestyle, live only moments to Wattle Park, Surrey Park, Aqualink, Kingswood College, cafes, trams and buses.

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Guide Inspect Contact Office

Price on Application Thurs 1.30-2.30pm & Sat 3.30-4.30pm & Sun 11.30am-12.30pm Jason Salan 0417 664 431 Gail Logan 0411 287 831 75A Railway Road, Blackburn 8833 8888

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Vermont 25 Terrara Road Resort Lifestyle, Prestigious Position Fine craftsmanship and luxurious appointments come together in this magnificent home of some 60 squares, sited on an expansive 1740sqm (approx) block. Reflecting timeless beauty with a flexible design, this family sanctuary offers a formal lounge and dining domain, gourmet kitchen with meals area and an entertaining zone with bar. A ground floor guest bedroom and bathroom is accompanied on the upper level by a children’s retreat, zoning off 3 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, large home office/5th bedroom with a vast studio. Premium fixtures include; pristine gardens, north-south tennis court and outdoor dining area, powder room, ducted vacuum, heating/cooling, basement/attic storage and a 3 car garage/workshop. Situated in the enviable VSC catchment area; shops and public transport are close by.

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Whether you’re looking for a state-of-the-art apartment as a quality home for yourself, extended family or a fantastic investment, this could be exactly what you’ve been waiting for. With prices starting at just $380,000 and HUGE STAMP

Doncaster East 34 Greendale Road Lucrative Corner Allotment Set on approx. 812 m2, this level corner block is perfect for redevelopment (STCA) with its desirable location on a peaceful street moments from Eastlink and Tunstall Square. It’s also a fantastic, immediately livable family home with spacious living areas, lush garden surrounds and a superb quality reflecting the owners’ meticulous care. It comprises a kitchen/meals area, formal lounge/dining with gas fireplace, oversized rumpus room, retreat, two robed bedrooms, a robed study (or third bedroom) and two bathrooms.

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872 - 874 DONCASTER ROAD, DONCASTER EAST www.BotanicDoncaster.com.au FLEXIBLE DEPOSIT TERMS AVAILABLE CALL SCOTT GEORGE ON 0410 753 549 OR MICHAEL MAMASIS ON 0418 358 478

3A 2B 1C 1D Auction Sat 26th Oct at 12noon (if not sold prior) Inspect Thurs & Sat 11.30am - 12noon Call Linda Linmeiers 0419 318 636 Brenton Linmeiers 0412 791 546


Doncaster East 18/881 Doncaster Road

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Luxury Finishes and Space to Spare This contemporary, as-new apartment is sure to exceed expectations at every turn, offering a generous scope of accommodation rarely seen in a 1-bedroom. From the luxurious fittings, like bamboo floors, to its quiet orientation, you’ll find every lifestyle advantage here. It comprises an entrance foyer that doubles as a study alcove, huge gourmet kitchen with s/s appliances, open plan living space, tranquil terrace, robed master bedroom with ensuite and laundry recess. Jackson Court shops and transport are steps away, while Eastlink and Westfield are also handy.

Auction Sat 12th Oct at 11.00am Inspect Thurs 4.00 - 4.30pm Sat from 10.30am Photo I.D Required Call Mitch Etherington 0423 932 899

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With rising prices, most developers are building multi-level homes. At the same time, an ageing population in Manningham means that single-level houses are in high demand. Right now, single-level homeowners can achieve exceptional sales results with an extremely quick and easy sales process. We already have a long list of buyers ready to purchase. For more information, call us on 9840 1111 or 0419 318 636.

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START WITH $10,000 AND PLAN YOUR MOVE

SO MUCH MORE THAN AN APARTMENT

22 WEMBLEY GARDENS, DONVALE

For the first time ever you can now secure a luxurious property for $10,000 and plan your move! Wembley Oasis is a rare mixture of elegance, modern amenity and true finesse. Wembley Oasis is located in one of the most exclusive and prestigious streets in Donvale and is opposite Tunstall Square Shopping Plaza. This boutique, high class apartment project is like nothing else on the market today. European appliances set the standards for this unique development, combined with open plan, single level living, large north facing balconies and garden views. No fine detail has been overlooked. Wembley Oasis is a true masterpiece in architectural design and style. Huge Stamp Duty savings available. Contact us today.

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Doncaster East 19 Murphy Road

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Options Galore on a Coveted Corner Block Set on a 651 m2 (approx.) corner allotment on the high side of the street, this family-friendly home offers a multitude of options. Located on a quiet street moments from schools, Jackson Court shops and transport, the property offers a host of nearby amenities. It comprises a large lounge, sizable kitchen/meals area, master bedroom with ensuite and parents’ retreat/study, and two additional robed bedrooms. Polished timber floorboards and oversized windows maximise the sunny north-western orientation.

Auction Sat 2nd Nov at 1pm (if not sold prior) Inspect Thurs & Sat 1.00-1.30pm Call Andrew Kakoufas 0412 541 593

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AUCTION Saturday 12th October at 2.00pm

A sensational opportunity to snap up a prime piece of real estate, basking in the private and serene leafy surrounds of a highly desirable pocket. Larger than its cottage appeal suggests, courtesy of a fantastic open plan living area that delivers exceptional space for everyone to relax or entertain. Immaculately presented, full of character and with the kitchen stylishly updated it presents a family with the perfect place to call home. Elevated on a large garden allotment 752m2 approx, the potential is there to extend in the big backyard or add a 2nd storey (STCA). Features: Huge open living/dining/family, Freshly painted inside & out, Modern Miele stainless steel kitchen, Master bedroom with BIR & ensuite, 2 robed bedrooms, family bathroom, Plenty of yard for kids to run, D/H, air-con, Carport & SLUG.

INSPECTION WEDNESDAY 5.00 - 5.30pm SATURDAY 1.30 - 2.00pm

Quote $700,000 plus buyers Melway 61:B2 Land size 752m2 approx Contact Scott Nugent 0438 054 993 Simon McEvoy 0412 319 046 Office Cnr Were & Rattray Rd, Montmorency Phone 9434 6666

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Lower Plenty 14 Woodfull Road Fulfilling Every Family Need With Designer Style Offering a commitment to quality and entertaining excellence this spectacular executive residence combines idyllic family proportions with an extravagant personality. A breathtaking 4000m2 (approx) private setting with tennis court, heated pool and enclosed alfresco entertaining establishes a resort style focus. Luxurious interiors offer 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, study, pool room, retreat, theatre room and gourmet granite kitchen opening to family/meals with sublime views.

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Lower Plenty 181 Old Eltham Road A Sweeping Statement of Luxury Offering an unparalleled family lifestyle within sculptured gardens, this luxury Englehart residence set on a spectacular acre defines lifestyle grandeur. Exceptional dimensions reveal formal lounge/dining, Euro kitchen, family/meals, 5/6 bedrooms, teenagers retreat & home theatre room. Entertaining deck overlooks heated pool/spa with distant mountain views.

Kangaroo Ground 155 Kangaroo Ground St Andrews Road Perfect by Day - Brilliant by Night! Overwhelmed by space with a "no expense spared" attitude this extraordinary residence provides a nurturing habitat to raise your family. A multitude of indoor/outdoor living options centre around the resort style pool domain with an additional 2+ bedroom home, self contained home office wing, 600m2 machinery shed and 20 acres of landscaped grounds with spectacular city views.

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5/24 Mount Pleasant Road Occupy or Invest in a Quality Location Ideal for 1st home buyers, downsizers &/or astute investors, this cosy single level unit is prime real estate in the heart of Nunawading. Comprising a spacious sun filled lounge room with gas heating, 2 large b/rooms both with BIRs, a centrally located bathroom, large kitchen/meals area with gas cooking & laundry leading outside to a low maintenance courtyard. The great benefits of this location are the short strolls to Nunawading Train Station, shops, cafes, Nunawading HQ and Brand Smart Shopping Precinct. Numerous schools within close proximity include Nunawading Christian College, Box Hill High School, Blackburn High School and St Johns Primary to name a few.

A2 B1 C1 Auction Inspect

Sat 12th October @ 1:00pm Wed 4-4:30pm Sat 12:30-1pm

Agent

Anthony Molinaro 0411 061 796 Sam Wen 0413 185 322

16 Ashburton Drive MITCHAM Grand Family Home in a Superb Location If space and size are what your looking for, then this is the home for you! In a no through road and a layout with plenty of room to move, the options are endless. Boasting 5 large bedrooms, the master with an ensuite and built in robe, 3 living areas, 2 bathrooms, large kitchen and meals area, rumpus room and a covered entertaining area. The well manicured back garden is easily accessible from either the covered entertainment area, sunroom or the balcony from the dining room which also showcases wonderful views.

9894 2044

98 South Parade Blackburn

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11 Walwa Street MITCHAM A5 B2 C1 D

Captivating, Character and Charm!

Price

Located in one of Mitchams finest tree line streets is this beautiful character weatherboard home. Appealing from the outset, you will instantly be attracted by the warm feeling & layout. Perfect for the growing family with plenty of room to move, offering a spacious open plan lounge/dining with OFP, a large cottage style kitchen. Outside is your little oasis with a great undercover decking showcasing views to the Dandenongs. The sensational in ground pool & gas heated spa gives you an island feel providing perfect entertaining for BBQs or the simple morning coffee.

POA

Inspect Thurs 5-5:30pm Sat 2-2:30pm Agent

Anthony Molinaro 0411 061 796 Sam Wen 0413 185 322

A4 B1 C4 Auction Sat 26th October @ 12noon Price

POA

Inspect Thurs 2-2:30pm Sat 2-2:30pm Agent

Sam Wen 0413 185 322 Anthony Molinaro 0411 061 796


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Simply Stunning!

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Created for todays’ busy and impulsive lifestyle and centred on a low-up keep 730m2 approx. Boasting 4 inviting living zones, stunning french provincial kitchen and butlers’ pantry, 4 bedrooms, 3 ensuites, (principal bedroom with luxury dressing room, and ensuite). Ideal for entertaining, climate controlled, exquisite décor and a short stroll to bus & shoppingtown. Too good to miss!

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Auction: Sat 12th Oct 11am Price: Above $1.1m Inspect: Thurs 2.30 -3.00pm Sat 10.30am Contact:Bill Thompson 0412 160 847 Map Reference: 33 D10

www.zahn.com.au 16 Macedon Road Lower Templestowe

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Specialising in property up to $1million BURWOOD 34 Highbury Road www.34highburyroadburwood.com

Brilliantly combining classic allure with sun-drenched style, this impressively renovated timber period residence delivers an enviable indoor/outdoor family lifestyle near Gardiner’s Creek, Toorak Rd shops and tram and excellent schools. Timber floors flow through the generous living and dining room served by a sleek modern kitchen opening to a sensational north-facing private deck and deep garden beyond. The bright main bedroom with stylish en-suite, WIR/Nursery and deck is complemented by two further bedrooms and smart bathroom. INSPECT Thu 1-1.30pm & Sat 1.45-2.15pm AUCTION Sat 26th October at 10.30am

Ben Kenyon 0413 697 203 Joe Falzon 0406 114 811

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BOX HILL SOUTH 306 Station Street www.306stationstreetboxhillsouth.com

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Superbly presented, the generous, flexible & stylish dimensions of this charming 3-bed period residence beautifully set within a deep leafy northeast garden offer enormous family appeal near Kingswood College, Box Hill Central, parks & transport.

INSPECT Thu 2.45-3.15pm & Sat 12-12.30pm AUCTION Sat 19th October at 2.30pm

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Ben Kenyon 0413 697 203 Danny See 0402 533 853

9822 9999

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