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ou don’t often hear battle-hardened generals issuing a blunt command to abandon the field of war, but that’s exactly what the former Australian Federal Police commissioner Mick Palmer did last week when he declared, with no emotion, that the so-called war against drugs in this country was a complete failure. The policies of illicit drug “prohibition” – an intriguing term – just weren’t working, he said: prices were lower, drugs were freely available, we victimise and criminalise users and, despite policing being better than ever before, a law-enforcement approach hasn’t made any difference at all – in fact, Palmer said, we’ve created more harm and damage than good. It was as comprehensive a demolition of current drug policy in this country as I have ever heard. Actually, beyond some very special interest groups, I’ve not heard such a condemnation before at all. Usually all those wearing the uniform sing loudly and defiantly from the same song sheet: that the fist of the law will crack down hard and fast on all aspects of illicit drug production, distribution and use. But Palmer, the man who once claimed ethnic crime gangs are largely responsible for

the rising rates of violent offences in our capital cities, and whose organisation fiercely prosecuted the case of zero-tolerance for all aspects of the illicit drug trade, has seen enough. He’s been waving the white flag for some time now, but this, his most recent call, coincides with another high-profile battle cry, and the contrast between the two could not be more stark. Just last month, the Crime Commission released its annual drugs report showing a number of record highs in illicit drug seizures, arrests, and weight of drug hauls. Palmer says the net result is a flawed policy that criminalises the activities of young people, forces them into buying backyard drugs that send profits into the pockets of criminals. The war is over. But in the face of this reality, Prime Minister Tony Abbott was urging his troops to remain at the ramparts. “We are ensuring that the war on drugs is fought as fiercely as we humanly can.” But then this: “It’s not a war we will ever finally win … but you’ve got to fight it.” Reformers such as Palmer don’t see the point any more, and they are prepared to enter the political death-zone of decriminalisation – but as Palmer

acknowledges, this is what you can do as a public figure when you’re no longer worried about being re-elected. I’m sceptical that the tabloid culture of this country will ever allow a sensible discussion about legalisation (and I worry about the signal this might send to impressionable users) so I am more attracted to Palmer’s general point about opening up a realistic and honest discussion with young people about their drug use. John Ryan, from the drug research centre the Penington Institute, says we can’t expect the government to solve this problem; families need to be taught the skills needed to deal with this within their families – and that requires directness, information, honesty and realism. How scary does that sound? When was the last time you had a genuinely honest discussion with your children about drug use? One that accepts a desire by some to experiment? One that acknowledges that drug use can be self-medication for undiagnosed issues of mental health? I can’t think of a more compassionate, informed place for this problem to be dealt with than within the family. It’s certainly not a problem that the guns of law and order have managed to solve. \

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Cover Story PETER WILMOTH meets artist and refugee advocate Kate Durham

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f there weren’t so many other visual treats at the extraordinary historic home and garden of Kate Durham and Julian Burnside – Reg Mombassa paintings, murals, sculptures – you could spend a long time around their books on language, art, politics, writing. This is a house whose occupants clearly connect with the world of culture and ideas. Kate Durham, 57, walks me around. Outside there are industrial-sized sculptures, little water features, a tiny wooden bridge (which Durham painted) over a tiny pond. There’s a real secret garden feel. Today she points out a tawny frogmouth sitting in the peppercorn tree. Durham is an artist, known mainly for her jewellery. Right at the back is a large studio where she works, and the “gatehouse” where her mother lived for three years (she died two years ago of cancer, aged 87). But it is Durham’s role as an advocate for refugees that has taken up much of her time over the past 13 years, since the 2001 Tampa incident, which scandalised her into action. With Burnside, a noted Melbourne Queen’s Counsel, she has opened her home to asylum seekers and launched Spare Rooms for Refugees, which has helped more than 100 people find accommodation. The couple also set up Spare Lawyers for Refugees, a network of lawyers providing help for asylum seekers free of charge. “I thought, ‘If they’re accusing Muslims of being terrorists, the best way to solve the problem is to show them you’re prepared to have them in your house and that you’re not afraid of them’,” Durham says. The first person to move in with Burnside and Durham was Uighur woman Nurghal, a refugee from north-west China who stayed with them for nine months and met the love of her life here. The next was Rahmat, a Hazara Afghan, who lived with them for six years and was later joined by his wife and 14-year-old brother Juma. After six years, Rahmat moved into a house Burnside and Durham owned around the corner, living there for another two and a half years. “It was fun, it was like a village,” Durham says. “They’ve now bought a house near Dandenong.” Nine years ago Mosa, then aged 11, arrived from Afghanistan. Durham describes him as her “foster son”, although she has not formally adopted him. “He thinks I’m his mum. He doesn’t say, ‘mum’ but he regards us as his parents. “He’s a relative of Rahmat, he had some problem with his family,” she says. “He loved coming here. I just

thought, ‘This is appropriate that he is here’. His parents left their farm in Afghanistan and are in Pakistan now. We help where we can there.” Mosa is at university in Ballarat, studying paramedics and nursing, and living in residence. He returns to Hawthorn every weekend. “He’s got the same interests as any 20-year-old – cars, girls, music,” she says. “He’s really handsome – that’s a good thing for him, so he gets away with a lot. Like most Afghans I know, he is not particularly religious but the culture strain is very strong. People are incredible how adaptable they can be.” Durham and Burnside are also hosting Ali, in his 30s, who spent five years in detention on Nauru before moving into their gatehouse two-and-a-half years ago. “He was pretty shattered by being on Nauru as long as that, so he gets down, I would say.” An only child, Durham was “mostly” brought up by her mother. “She and I were incredibly close. Every day I

“He was supposed to look after me on school holidays because I was at boarding school, but he didn’t. He would just pick me up and dump me at [the celebrated Australian artist] Colin Lanceley’s house in Regent’s Park in London. I stayed there for a week. “[At Lanceley’s] I thought, ‘Oh my God, this is perfect, this is what I’ll be, I’ll be an artist’.” Durham studied fine art at Monash before going on to a post-graduate degree at the Victorian College of the Arts. She painted, but later began to make jewellery, eventually selling around Australia and to agents in the US and London. At an election party in 1996 – the night John Howard defeated Paul Keating – her life changed when she met Julian Burnside. “He invited me – within five minutes – to a concert,” she says. “And I thought, ‘You’re supposed to do that at the end of the party’. I thought, ‘Yeah, I’m open to a concert’. He would ring quite a bit. He wasn’t my kind, I thought.”

“i thought, ‘if they’re accusing muslims of being terrorists, the best way to solve the problem is to show them you’re prepared to have them in your house’ ” miss her badly. She was still very vibrantly involved, she was politically involved, she was funny, very creative, wrote books on movement.” Durham had an uneasy relationship with her father, a psychiatrist, and with the man her mother married in the late 1960s, a scientist with whom Durham got on “explosively”. After her mother remarried, the family moved to Mt Eliza, which Durham hated. “I still loathe tea tree. My mother kept promising that she would leave my stepfather and we would get out of there. I was naughty and because I wasn’t getting on with my stepfather, they made me board. It was a terrible teenage time. “I felt worried for my mother. I think I took it out with my behaviour at school. I was a clown at school. I was naughty, very rebellious. As a child I had a slightly obsessive quality. I was always drawing. From the age of nine I knew I wanted to be an artist, nothing else.” At nine, Durham moved to London for a year, ostensibly to reconnect with her biological father.

Durham was about to move to Sydney. “I told my mother, ‘This guy’s buzzing round, mum, I don’t know what to make of it’ … I said, ‘He’s a QC’ and she laughed. She said, ‘Grow up, darling, get on with it, get off to Sydney, get on with your job. He’s the last thing you need.’ Eventually she met Burnside and she was won over. He was very charming.” They married in 1998. After Tampa in 2001, the couple felt compelled to do more for refugees. Durham travelled to Nauru in 2002 as a researcher for a BBC program called Pacific Solution, which was screened worldwide. “I felt like I was in a crisis. I felt it was up to me in some way to fix this problem, that this was a minor glitch, that Australians were fabulous people and this wouldn’t go on. But it did. And it’s worse than ever.” She says she felt “a kind of grief”. “My mother and I were so obsessed with Nauru, we’d send parcels

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every Thursday. We’d lay out all our stuff and write to hundreds of people there. We would send cameras hidden in shoeboxes, bolts of fabric, toys, dictionaries, English books.” Opening her house to those who needed help became an intense personal journey. Durham has no children of her own. “I didn’t want a child. I’d actually ruled out any idea of parenting because I thought I would always be very poor, because I’m an artist. And I never wanted to be as vulnerable as my mother had been, to being left. “When I was a child she was on two-thirds the salary of a man, couldn’t take out a bank loan. And I honestly believe she wouldn’t have married my stepfather had he not emphasised how responsible he’d be, how he’d take care of me. I always felt she made this terrible sacrifice for me and I didn’t want to do the same thing. So I suppressed any interest in children, really,’’ she says. “Mosa coming along was kind of a curious experiment, really. And a very good one. I’m just lucky that he’s good-natured. And I’m also lucky that he’s not particularly religious because we’re not … But I’d put up with it. I encouraged him to go to the mosque if he wanted, but he didn’t.”

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he and Burnside are united in making real the ideal of the privileged giving something back. They have similarities: “What we had in common was an interest in the arts.” And differences: “I’d never encountered people who’d voted Liberal. It was six years into our marriage and he said, ‘I’ve never really told Kate that I’ve voted Liberal all my life’. I was absolutely stunned. I wouldn’t have gone out with him again. And he knew … “Politics has never interested him. But his sense of human rights was always there.” Did she start Spare Rooms for Refugees with a sense of knowing she was wealthy and had a big house she could share? “That’s precisely where it came from. We’d just finished a renovation here. The minute I married Burnside I felt kind of self-conscious. I suddenly had a new identity. I was happily illustrating, hopeless with money … I felt overwhelmingly guilty suddenly. “We haven’t got super wealth or anything, but I felt self-conscious. Suddenly this thing the rich have known for centuries – noblesse oblige – kicks in and you do feel, ‘Well, this is fine, but I am not going to ignore what’s going on … and I’ve got to be much more involved’. I’m not worried about my survival so I’ve got more time to pay attention to these other things. “The strange thing was that during this process I kind of lost quite a lot of friends because, without knowing it, I’d been making them feel guilty and they didn’t like it. That resonates with Australia generally – that the more you’re a do-gooder, the more you’re embarrassing other people and making them feel as though they’re not doing their bit. “The great thing about having money was I didn’t have to raise money. I didn’t have to ask for anyone’s permission.” \ pwilmoth@theweeklyreview.com.au

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Fashion \ Jane Rocca MEETS FIORINA GOLOTTA, WHO ROMANCES THE STONE

iorina Golotta has always loved trinkets; she recalls theatrical dress-ups as kids with her sister – and now muse – Franca. And despite her traditional Italian parents wanting her to become a lawyer or accountant, she found her calling in art and fashion and now is one of Melbourne’s most respected jewellery designers. Her label, Fiorina, is all about weighty dress jewellery and it has developed a cult following. Golotta’s signature style has won her an abundance of fans over the 20 years she’s been in business – women who have remained loyal to her elaborate handmade pieces. What began as a wholesale business stocked in places such as Husk is now a stand-alone store that has been running for the past five years on High Street, Armadale. Golotta’s pieces are old-world and opulent; they capture elegance and are inspired by ancient art and modern subcultures. She references everything from Byzantine to Etruscan civilisation – this pre-Roman aesthetic in sync with her personal expression. Just don’t mention the ’80s – they were too modern and sterile, according to Golotta, who prefers to lean on the intricate layers of ancient worlds. “I feel I have been very lucky that through inconsistencies and doom and gloom of the market, people are still responding to what I do and there is a longevity in what I am making,” she says. “It has taken me a long time to see that, but women come in and they still wear the necklace they bought from me 15 years ago and I still sell it on the floor today. “There is also an Italian notion to my pieces; it’s like saying, hold your head up high – it propels you forward, it gives you purpose.” Golotta moved out of home at 18, describing the process as “drama-filled”. She moved to Cairns for a year to work at an African jewellery shop and didn’t start making jewellery until she was 24.

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Opulent, elegant and unique – that’s what makes Fiorina stand out from the rest. This Armadale jeweller celebrates her Italian heritage through design, and looks to the ancient world for modern inspiration.

She took a private silversmith course, which was later followed by a course at TAFE and many years spent at her kitchen table adding to her wondrous collection. “I moved to Queensland to be a hippie,” says Golotta with a laugh. “I love the colour and the idea of modern tribal design. It really drew me in. “I didn’t end up doing jewellery following the most traditional route. I went back to school at 28 and before then I worked for Bettina Liano in Melbourne. But fashion got on my nerves with women constantly asking, ‘Do my arms look fat in this?’ That’s when I’d had enough.” Fiorina is known for its use of pre-1945 currency, making jewellery that captures a modern tribal beat. And Golotta enjoys working with quartz stones.

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“I really love stones and I believe that they have a healing property to them,” she says. “Women want something for the heart chakra. It’s what I’m gauging, and these stones give off a certain property. Women want to feel power through jewellery.” Golotta’s 20th anniversary is a milestone she is proud of – but the years have certainly flown by, she says. For now, the emphasis for this new season is still about colour, but she’s also returned to using black and white stones. “I am seeing them in a new light,” she says. “I don’t know how happy I am until I have felt misery. I have gone for a polar opposite in a sense – by using black and white, the stones capture both aspects.” \ jrocca@theweeklyreview.com.au

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Eight years ago, Bright Brewery started with four beers, two mates and one shed. Today, it has six main beers, plus a host of seasonals guaranteed to whet your whistle. Experience owner Scott Brandon’s infectious passion for the product on a tour of the brewery (book in advance) or just grab a sampler paddle and sit back in front of the fire. To eat: pizza, pasta and pub favourite, burgers. Match beer with your meal and enjoy live music in front of the fire. Try the “Staircase” porter for that chocolate/coffee taste without the heaviness of a traditional dark brew. \

Promising a “modern approach to regional food”, Tani has a crisp interior, with an elegance befitting the menu’s decadence but not betraying its country roots. Rated new regional restaurant of the year by The Age Good Food Guide 2014, it offers dishes such as Mornington squid served with lime, yuzu, shiso, cucumber and grape ice, and quail served with fermented vegetables, citrus, red miso and garlic dressing. Or try the Sher wagyu with king brown mushroom – but leave room for dessert because chocolate crémeux with quark and liquorice ice-cream is a delight for the eyes and mouth. \

Talk about a serene setting. Boynton’s Feathertop winery has two luxury farmstay accommodation options, including a two-bedroom king self-contained apartment. The apartment has a kitchen, spa bath and, most importantly, amazing views of the vineyards and mountains. For the more adventurous, try the farmstay, which allows you to experience all the aspects of an operating winery – if you wish. As a bonus, Feathertop also has a stunning outdoor dining area, offering dishes made with fresh and local produce – some grown on-site. \

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Clean, modern and Green Star-rated rooms greet you at the Ovens Valley Motor Inn. Owners Simeon and Shannon Crawley (who also own Bright Chocolate) have created a peaceful dwelling capturing the easygoing nature of Bright. A picturesque fountain near the front gate sets the scene, while an inviting pool in the centre of the complex is all too tempting. Other facilities include a restaurant, bar and barbecue. \ Tim Doutré travelled to Bright thanks to Tourism North East and local partner Alpine Shire Council.


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SENIOR AND MIDDLE SCHOOL MONDAY 2 JUNE Tour departs from the Performing Arts Centre at 9.30am

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A GLOBAL Perspective on Education ... At CGGS, we are committed to ‘Educating Tomorrow’s Woman Today’ women who will be lifelong learners and global citizens.

We strongly recognise the importance of preparing our students for their future one of greater interconnectivity. Through our Next Generation Learning Program, we are connecting our girls with communities across Australia and the world… truly preparing them to be leaders of change, both now and in the future. To learn more about this exciting program that is revolutionising the way we teach and learn, please contact our Registrar, Mrs Jacqui Woodbridge on 9811 8503.


AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST MORNING TEA Have a cuppa and help raise funds for cancer research at the Box Hill Community Arts Centre. Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is one of Australia’s best-loved fund-raising events, with money going towards the Cancer Council’s work in research, prevention and support. Whitehorse’s morning tea takes place on May 22, with entertainment, trivia and lucky door prizes. Entry

is by donation, with coffee, tea and biscuits provided. RSVP by May 15. ■ May 22, 10.30am-noon. Box Hill Community Arts Centre, 470 Station Street, Box Hill. RSVP essential: email bhcac@whitehorse.vic.gov.au or phone 9895 8888 by May 15. Entry by donation. www.biggestmorningtea.com.au OUTDOORS BUSHWALKING Koonung Bushwalking Club members

NUNAWADING MARKET Nunawading Market is held on the fourth Sunday of each month. Goods offered for sale must meet the simple criteria: “make it, bake it, grow it”, providing community access to goods ranging from babywear, clothing, toys, jewellery, gifts and plants, to gourmet foods and fresh produce. Money raised through the market is distributed to local cultural, performing and visual arts groups, to young people furthering their artistic

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involves sketching models in a series of short, medium and long poses. Artists can learn to use different mediums, with all materials included in the cost. The classes are suitable for beginners and more experienced artists. ■ Thursdays 7-9pm, May 15 – June 5. Box Hill Community Arts Centre, 470 Station Street, Box Hill. Cost: $156. Bookings: 9895 8888. www.bhcac.com.au

development through the Dick Lack Memorial Scholarship or to support the Whitehorse Centre. Anyone interested in becoming a stallholder can complete an online application. ■ May 25, 9am-2pm Whitehorse Civic Centre, 379-397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading. www.artsnunawading.org.au

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share a love of fresh air and outdoor activities. The group’s name comes from an Aboriginal word meaning “muddy water”, a reference to a local creek in the area. The club will be conducting two day walks this weekend, and new walkers are welcome. Saturday’s walk takes place in the Kurth Kiln Regional Park, and Sunday’s is in the Lerderderg Gorge, Old River area. All fitness levels encouraged. ■ May 17: Kurth Kiln Regional Park, May 18: Lerderderg Gorge, Old River. Details: Diana Bell, 9850 8679 www.koonungbushwalkingclub.org.au

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KIDS’ CALLIGRAPHY Calligraphy (or shodo: “the way of writing”) is the art of writing beautifully. Most Japanese children learn calligraphy in primary school. As part of the City of Whitehorse’s Matsudo Week celebrations, Box Hill Arts Centre is hosting a workshop for children aged 10 and older. Participants will learn about the history and process of this traditional art form in this hands-on workshop. All materials included. BYO smock. ■ May 17, 11.30am-1pm, Box Hill Community Arts Centre, 470 Station Street, Box Hill. Cost: $15. Bookings: 9895 8888. www.bhcac.com.au FAMILY ORIGAMI WORKSHOP Origami is a distinctive cultural activity in Japan. To celebrate the

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ongoing sister-city relationship between Whitehorse and Matsudo in Japan, families are invited to join a special origami workshop, which will teach the basics of origami techniques using simple traditional models. Materials are provided and the workshop is suitable for children eight years and over. ■ May 18, 1-2pm, Box Hill Community Arts Centre, 470 Station Street. Cost: $10. Bookings: 9895 8888. www.bhcac.com.au EXHIBITION MULTIPLICITY EXHIBITION Multiplicity marks Manningham Art Gallery’s annual celebration of National Reconciliation Week. This year’s exhibition presents the work of emerging artist Josh Muir, and Georgia MacGuire, winner of the 2014 CAL Victorian Indigenous Art Award for three-dimensional works. The opening night event features a traditional welcome to country address by a Wurundjeri elder. ■ Opening night May 14, 6-8pm; exhibition open Tuesday-Saturday 11am-5pm until June 7. Manningham Art Gallery, MC², 687 Doncaster Road, Doncaster. 9840 9367

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ROCKABILLY MELTDOWN Kustom Kulture’s Rockabilly Meltdown returns this weekend with a line-up of 13 bands and a hot rod show. Doncaster’s Shoppingtown Hotel will host the Meltdown’s main Sunday program, with a huge line-up of bands including Melbourne’s own revvin’ rockabillys the Atomic Hi-Tones. Other highlights include classic and custom cars, a vintage/ retro market, pinup parade and fashion show. ■ May 18. Doors open noon. Bands 1-10pm. The Shoppingtown Hotel, 19 Williamsons Road, Doncaster. Cost: $40 on the door. All ages. Details: Cliff, 0412 370 314 or email melbournemeltdown@live. com.au RECYCLING

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RENEW COLLECTION This week’s Renew kerbside collection provides an opportunity for residents to recycle unwanted but usable household goods. Simply put bags of goods into your empty GEORGIA M ac GUIRE

recycling bin immediately after the normal recycling has been collected and leave it on the kerb. A Renew drop-off day for recycling larger household and electrical items will be at Whitehorse City Council Depot. ■ Renew collection runs until May 17. Drop Off Day: May 17, 8am-2pm Whitehorse City Council Depot, 1 Ailsa Street, Box Hill South. Details: 9262 6333. www.whitehorse.vic.gov.au COMMUNITY RECYCLING Riverflow Recycling is holding a community recycling morning at Warrandyte Uniting Church on May 17. Locals can drop off items for recycling or reuse, including computer equipment, TVs, bicycles, glasses, batteries, ink cartridges, mobile phones, CDs, craft items, stationery, corks, light globes, postage stamps, bras and more. ■ May 17, 10am-noon. Warrandyte Uniting Church, corner Taroona Avenue and Westend Road, Warrandyte. Details: Maurie Curwood, 9844 3830. www.riverflow.com.au \ COMPILED BY ISABELLE LANE

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\ Loz Blain has good clean dirty fun on a quad bike festooned with so many cable ties that they almost look decorative. After a couple of laps around a test loop to make sure we’re not going to kill ourselves immediately, we set off. Our first few tracks are quite varied, from open smooth paddock tracks to deeply rutted backroads where, frankly, it’s amazing the quads don’t bottom out and get bogged. In open corners, the best approach seems to be diving in way too fast, throwing your body into the turn, then wrenching the handlebars around and mashing the thumb throttle to spin the back out. After a brief slide, the chunky back tyres will grip and fire you out in roughly the right direction. This is most excellent fun. In the ruts, the best approach is more or less to let the bars move freely as they will, and mash the thumb throttle so the bike can just slide and steer itself. This is also excellent fun. Next we’re diving into the bush, dodging tea trees and ducking under branches on tight, technical trails that require a lot of attention. Cheffie and I are starting to have some serious fun. This does not escape Gary, whose asset preservation instincts kick in. He gently slows the pace, which lets me think for a minute about what we’re riding over – fallen tree branches, knee-deep ruts and bumps, rocks … These quads aren’t fazed, they’ll pull you over all sorts of stuff. And then, suddenly, the track opens up and we see the main event – a giant, moist, virgin mud flat that spans several hectares. We stop to admire it under the Gippsland sky.

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“Well at least if we fall off, mud’s supposed to be great for your skin,” says Cheffie. “Not this mud,” replies Gary, “I promise you. There’s not a crack or crevice this stuff won’t stick in, and you don’t wanna know what it’s made of.” We gas it out onto the mud, and as soon as each bike crosses the line onto the soggy stuff, traction becomes a distant memory. The quad bikes just sail gracefully across the surface, sending up giant rooster tails of chunky mud. Cheffie sails past at full lock sideways, engine bellowing and laughing like a madman despite travelling at a fairly sedate 20km/h or so. Dad floats past backwards in a gentle loop, looking slightly dazed. Gary cracks a rare grin. You certainly want to have your wheels pointed in the right direction when you hit the dry stuff again because, when the wheels grip, it’s a lot more abrupt than when sliding.

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I hit the dry at an angle moving at about 40km/h and immediately regret it, nearly pitching myself off the side. But I follow the golden rule – when in doubt, gas it out – and the bike sorts itself out quick smart. Back at the shed, I ask my companions what they reckon about the whole experience. “F***ing outstanding,” says Cheffie, spattered with mud from head to toe and still giggling. Dad is less convinced: “Well, that’s more or less what we used to do getting from A to B on the farm.” For my part, I’ve enjoyed these odd machines far more than I expected. They’re enormously grunty, quite physical to ride but lots of fun to stuff into tight corners or wrestle around a longer arc. They’re certainly at their most exciting when pointed sideways but, in the back of your mind, you’re always aware that they tend to roll over the top of you in a crash, with severe spinal consequences. Gary reckons all sorts of people sign up for these tours, from 90-year-old grandmothers to bucks’ turns to groups of Melbourne businesswomen. “Those girls are mad. They come down twice a year. We stick ’em out in the mud bowl and come back in eight hours to get ’em,” he says. “They look like creatures from the black lagoon at the end of the day. But that’s what it’s all about!” \ lblain@theweeklyreview.com.au

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SALE ENDS 30 JUNE 2014. WHILE STOCKS LAST #Free fuel will be provided by way of a BP Pre Pay card for use at any BP site with BP- ANZ EFTPOS facilities. Conditions apply to the BP Pre Pay card. The amount of credit available on the BP Pre Pay card will be capped at a maximum figure which is calculated based on an average of 15,000 kilometres travelled per year over 3 years, taking into account the respective Volvo model’s combined fuel consumption figure as published on www.greenvehicleguide.gov.au and using a fuel price of $1.50 per litre. *Free scheduled servicing is for 3 years or 60,000 km, whichever occurs first. Free scheduled servicing does not include wear and tear items or additional work or components required. *#Available on selected new stock vehicles purchased and delivered between 1 May and 30 June 2014. While stock lasts. Not transferable or redeemable for cash. Not available to fleet, gov’t or rental buyers or with other offers. †Adaptive Digital Display, City Safety Auto Braking & Automatic Headlights and Wipers are not available on XC90 models.

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developing our city THE BALWYN 46

Address \ 174 Balwyn Road, Balwyn Building and interior design \ Carter Grange Sales \ Frank Graffeo 1300 244 663 Open \ Saturday and Sunday 1-4pm, Wednesday 7-9pm or by appointment » cartergrange.com.au Pricing guide

Double-storey five-bedroom house

$507,993

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ighly sought after for its wide, leafy streets, undulating layout. A more than generously sized island bench is a central topography and large family-sized blocks, Balwyn has focus for the living zone, creating a wonderful expanse for been a consistent performer in listings of Melbourne’s 10 entertaining, preparation and family gatherings. All benchtops are priciest suburbs. in reconstituted stone; there are glass splashbacks along the rear While it features significant architectural representation across kitchen bench, which accommodates the European stainless-steel all eras, in recent years Balwyn’s substantial clusters of postwar 900-millimetre commercial upright oven with stainless-steel housing have attracted families looking to knock down and canopy rangehood above. The double sink and dishwasher are rebuild new contemporary homes. along a window wall with side garden views. Given its popularity, it’s an ideal location for new-home builder The rear of the kitchen opens to a walk-through butler’s pantry Carter Grange’s latest design, the Balwyn 46. Featuring Carter with open shelving and preparation sink and bench; this, in turn, Grange’s classic period Manchester façade, the Balwyn 46 sits leads to a large laundry with extensive storage space and external easily amid the wealth of local housing styles. As displayed, door. The dining and living areas open with full-height glass the 46-square double-storey design is priced at $507,993, sliding doors to covered outdoor living with ample space excluding site costs. for outdoor lounge and dining settings. postcode It is built using thermally efficient Australian-made There’s also a large separate living area across the Hebel PowerPanels, a reinforced cladding in common hallway from the kitchen, which could be used as a use in Europe in the past 70 years. Carter Grange multipurpose study and media room. director Gerald Stutterd says Hebel’s thermal and The main bedroom, walk-through wardrobe and its acoustic qualities, as well as its building efficiency, make it resort-like en suite take up most of one side of the upper Carter Grange’s building material of choice. Carter Grange level. All bathrooms in the house have full-height tiling and generally quotes customers build times of approximately six the en suite has a walk-in shower designed without need for glass months following site preparation. screens, plus a double vanity, a free-standing bath with sitting Behind its classic fully rendered façade, the Balwyn 46 has a niche and toilet with a modesty wall. light-filled contemporary interior and layout, with a double-height There are three more queen-sized bedrooms, one with walk-in void over the entrance foyer and modern, square-cut ceilings wardrobe and two with a wall length of storage. There’s a large throughout. The ground-floor ceilings have been raised to walk-in shower and bath in the family bathroom, with a separate 2.74 metres and ceiling bulkheads and heights are used to powder room close to a large central leisure area. define areas within the house, including the semi-cantilevered The double garage has been extended to provide further storage dark-stained Pacific oak staircase in the hall, and to outline the and has a double remote-controlled door at the front and a single kitchen zone in the open-plan family living zone. roller door to the rear. The six-star energy rating takes in double The wide front entry, with a full-height door, opens to dark glazing in all living areas and bedrooms, solar gas-boosted hot engineered-timber boards, which are used in the hallway and the water and LED lighting. open-plan living zone. To the right of the front entrance is a guest Stutterd says while the Balwyn 46 suits blocks with a minimum bedroom with an en suite bathroom that doubles as a ground-level width of 14 metres and minimum length of 36 metres, Carter powder room with a door off the hall. This room could easily Grange designs all of its houses to suit its clients’ individual become a study or be expanded in the layout for a ground-level blocks. Carter Grange describes its flexibility in new-home design main bedroom. as “our plans, your plans or anywhere in between”. \ liz Mclachlan The stairway neatly separates this front room from the lmclachlan@theweeklyreview.com.au expansive rear living zone, with the kitchen in the heart of the

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his property, built two years ago, has all the hallmarks of the generation of designers and builders who are defining the style of houses being built this decade. It is a style that shakes off the shackles of the past and moves on to the trim, compact living spaces that time-sparse families favour these days. The past is not forgotten, however. That reminder comes from one of the materials used prominently in this house – marble. And in this house, the marble that is used is the real McCoy. The statuarietto marble (kitchen splashback) and bianco carrara (bathroom feature walls) are what geologists define as marble, which is limestone that has metamorphosed from pressure and heat within the Earth’s bowels. It is an old and highly valued building material. The use of marble is a link not only to an architectural past but also to nature, as marble is a natural stone as opposed to new-age engineered stones. You will first meet this architectural statement at the entry, which has travertine marble tiles stretching all the way to the lounge/dining zone that is in open plan with the kitchen. Above this entry is a void, naturally lit by a huge picture window on the second-storey level. Viewed from the road, this upstairs window (with fixed, timber louvres) takes up about half of the second-level frontage, giving the house a strong style statement. The entry is the conduit to the downstairs living zone: study, bathroom and an open-plan dining/lounge that opens to a timber deck via a full wall of glass sliding doors. The kitchen, which is in open plan to the dining/lounge room, is delineated by a long (about three metres) island bench inset with twin sinks. A walk-in pantry provides additional storage and working space in this kitchen, which has a 900-millimetre Bosch hob and a 600-millimetre under-bench oven. In line with the sleek design, the cupboards and soft-close drawers have no handles to interrupt the contours. The space in this living zone extends outdoors to a large timber deck with glass balustrades overlooking the playing fields of Trinity College. A second deck, on a lower-level terrace, houses the in-ground swimming pool, which has views of the green fields. A flight of stairs, with glass balustrade, leads from the entry to the upstairs living zone, which has three bedrooms (including the main), the laundry, a lounge area and two bathrooms (including the en suite to the main bedroom). This two-storey house, built with a north-south orientation, has a five-star energy rating and shares a wall with its mirror-image twin next door. It is on a quiet street with family-friendly neighbours, the vendor says. Schools nearby include Marcellin College, Heidelberg Primary, Templestowe Valley Primary and Yarraleen Preschool. Shops, including those in Macedon Square and Westfield Shoppingtown, are also nearby. This is a neat, streamlined package with high-end finishes and chiselled good looks, close to trains as well as access to the Eastern Freeway. \ SIEW-CHING GOH property@theweeklyreview.com

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Auction \ May 17 at 3pm

This single-storey house counts Currawong Bush Park as its southern neighbour. Cockatoos and magpies vie for attention rather than the sounds of suburbia, and Mullum Mullum Creek is closer than 100 metres to the east. Residents of this pocket of Doncaster East choose a way of life, one surrounded by nature but with the city at the other end of the Eastern Freeway. The house sits on a 793-square-metre block. Its decor also has a bush-like feel, with polished hardwood floors, timber architraves and lots of natural wood throughout, including details in the kitchen and bathrooms. There’s a double garage at the front and four bedrooms on the north-western side. One has an en suite and the others have a bathroom, laundry and separate toilet between them. The living room has a big bay window, open fireplace and exposed brick wall. The dining room, kitchen and meals area and rumpus room are configured around a covered deck that has treetop views of the reserve next door. \ LEXI COTTEE

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Jellis Craig \ 9908 5700

Price \ $770,000 – $860,000

Auction \ May 17 at 2pm

This weatherboard takes its garden palette inside, using pale green from olive trees, autumnal red from ornamental grapevines and greys from native plants. The 1960s house, extended and renovated 15 years ago, has a wrap-around verandah to enjoy the landscaped garden. The main bedroom has french doors to a northerly verandah draped in grapevines. It has a walk-in wardrobe and an en suite with frameless glass shower and timber vanity. The living room has a red feature wall, a skylight and double doors to a rear paved courtyard. This room is part of an open-plan space with a dining area, European laundry and modern kitchen. Bifold doors lead to a northerly timber deck with plant screening. Three bedrooms, with built-in wardrobes, share a bathroom with a spa and marble-top vanity. The front, formal lounge, painted muted grey, has a fireplace, ceiling rose and decorative cornices, and faces the westerly verandah. There is ducted heating, evaporative cooling and a 10,000-litre water tank. \ SUE HEWITT

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TEMPLESTOWE \ 2 RASMUSSEN DRIVE When an orchard was cleared in the Templestowe hills 42 years ago, the builder-owner of this property chose the only block with a mature gum tree. That tree is no longer there, but the owner’s plantings decades ago have provided today’s forest-like garden with towering gums embracing the two-storey house, pool and tennis court. Large windows throughout the clinker-brick provide views of the native garden and its serenading birdlife. The original section, built in 1972, was complemented by a second wing built about 10 years ago on the 4059-square-metre block. The addition has an outstanding formal lounge under a two-storey void with windows on two levels snatching northern light. Upstairs, a self-contained apartment with a lounge looking over the void and its second-storey windows has a kitchen, double bedroom, walk-in wardrobe and en suite. It opens to a wrap-around balcony leading to the original section where there are three bedrooms – the main with an en suite – and a main bathroom with a corner spa bath. A fireplace warms the tiled, downstairs family room that has multiple windows to the courtyards. The recently renovated kitchen, with stone benchtops and soft-close 2pac cabinetry, has a servery window to a courtyard with ivy-covered posts. \ SUE HEWITT

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15 Kenman Close, Templestowe ................................................................. Price: $460,000 - $510,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 24 at noon ................................................................. OFI Thur 4.30-5pm; Sat 11.30am-noon .................................................................

442 Mitcham Road, Mitcham ................................................................. Price: $500,000 - $550,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 17 at 1pm ................................................................. OFI Thur 5-5.30pm; Sat 12.30-1pm .................................................................

304/8 Berkeley Street, Doncaster ................................................................. Price: $650,000 + ................................................................. Auction Saturday June 7 at 11am ................................................................. OFI Thur 2.30 3pm; Sat 11 11.30am .................................................................

21-23 Gosford Crescent, Park Orchards ................................................................. Price: $1.55 million - $1.7 million ................................................................. Expressions of Interest ................................................................. OFI As advertised or by appointment .................................................................

Dressed in the style of a Georgian classic with the creature comforts of today's modern lifestyle, this single-level house is a triumph of low-maintenance living.

This gorgeous art deco-inspired house is set back behind a decorative picket fence with a path that leads you to a charming verandah and a beautifully restored home.

On the top floor moments from Westfield, this dual-level apartment is spectacularly appointed with northern sunshine and two private balconies.

Enviably set on a free-flowing flat acre, this fabulous entertainer delivers outstanding family credentials, warmth and undeniable quality throughout.

Let's eat lunch @ Senses Restaurant & Bar, 124 James St Let's eat dinner @ Carluccis of Templestowe, 134 James St Let's drink coffee @ Harry's Café, 21 Anderson St

Let's eat lunch @ Miss Polly, 26 Britannia Mall Let's eat dinner @ Bucatini, 454 Whitehorse Road Let's drink coffee @ Two Brothers, 558 Mitcham Road

Let's eat lunch @ Brunelli Bar & Restaurant Café, 87 High Street Let's eat dinner @ Tender Trap, 2/266 Blackburn Road Let's drink coffee @ Coffee Hit, 619 Doncaster Road

Let's eat lunch @ Gold Medal Noodles Café, 596 Park Rd Let's eat dinner @ The Pizza Den, 590 Park Rd Let's drink coffee @ Café Orchard, 8/1 Hopetoun Rd

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BULLEEN \ 3 LATROBE STREET

According to 2011 Australian Bureau of Statistics data, almost one in five Bulleen residents have Italian ancestry. That’s nearly four times the state average. The Italians have brought all sorts of Mediterranean influences to the hilly eastern suburb, but it’s a distinct style of house – generally solid brick with lots of interior

panelling – rather than restaurants serving the revered cuisine (of course you can find this, too) that’s particularly noticeable. This double-storey residence is a beautiful example. Bulleen-based and family-run Grollo Homes built the house about 30 years ago, and while its minimalist façade gives little indication as to what’s inside, a world of exquisite carpentry, light-filled rooms and warmth awaits.

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Marble tiles in the entrance continue up the staircase ahead. To the left of the entrance is a study with built-in cedar bookshelves and a spare bedroom with floor-to-ceiling windows looking out to the north-facing gas-heated spa and pool. Downstairs is a billiards room with the most incredible timber-panelled ceiling that has two recesses for dramatic effect.

There’s also a bedroom, laundry, bathroom and traditional sauna on this level. The main social areas are upstairs and follow a U-shaped configuration around the pool. There’s a formal lounge and separate dining room (with hexagonal timber parquetry floors), kitchen and meals area with built-in timber shelving and four bedrooms. \ LEXI COTTEE

Auction \ May 17 at 11am

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hockingstuart Blackburn 9894 8788 3

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4 Pratico Court, Forest Hill ................................................................. Price: $600,000 + ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 17 at 11am ................................................................. OFI Thur 5-5.30pm; Sat 10.30-11am .................................................................

27a Peacock Street, Burwood ................................................................. Price: $760,000 + ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 31 at 2pm ................................................................. OFI Thur 4-4.30pm; Sat 10-10.30am .................................................................

2 Fisher Street, Forest Hill ................................................................. Price: $630,000 + ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 31 at 12.30pm ................................................................. OFI Thur 2-2.30pm; Sat 1.15-1.45pm .................................................................

12 Nara Road, Mitcham ................................................................. Price: $750,000 - $825,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 31 at 11am ................................................................. OFI Thur 5-5.30pm; Sat 2-2.30pm .................................................................

Set in well-tended gardens, this cosy, single-level, Victorian-inspired modern house on an easily managed block enjoys a peaceful position overlooking parkland.

A picture-perfect presentation defines this brilliant architecturally-designed atticstyle townhouse, which represents a higher class of living.

This brick-veneer house, currently leased at $1717 per month, has potential as a family house, an investment or a new house site (STCA).

This house has bushland views, a farmhouse-style kitchen, fireside living, outdoor dining, leadlight windows and an expansive back garden.

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AUCTION SATURDAY

Bulleen 3 Latrobe Street

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Spectacular indoor/outdoor family lifestyle!

View Auction Mel Ref EPR Contact

A one-of-a-kind showpiece of space and style, this enormous architect-designed home offers 5 bedrooms (with robes), fullyfitted office and guest (6th) bedroom, master ensuite and two additional bathrooms (one with sauna), spacious lounge (with front and rear balconies), formal dining, timber-cabinet kitchen and family/meals, as well as a big living/entertaining room, family-sized laundry (with chute), two staircases and double garage (remote). Features include heating and cooling, ducted vacuum, plus in-ground pool/spa and surrounding entertaining area, immaculate gardens front and rear, delightful views. Close to Bulleen Plaza, public transport, local parks and schools.

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Thurs 2.00 - 2.30pm & Sat 10.30 - 11.00am Saturday 17th May 11:00am 32 H6 In excess of $920,000 Ken Chappell 0412 295 316 Lee Salce 0400 770 099 Doncaster 9842 1188

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Box Hill SoutH 2/1176 RiveRsdale Road open plan living with a flexible floorplan

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Architect designed townhouse - one of only two with no Owner’s Corporation - boasts stunning open plan living areas combined with a flexible floorplan allowing for additional generous living space, provision of further bedroom/study or optional car accommodation. Located only minutes walk to Wattle Valley shops and tram terminus this individual property comprises living/dining with polished hardwood floors and cafe doors to private enterntainment deck, superb modern kitchen, 3 bedrooms - main with WIR/ensuite, further family bathroom serving as semi-ensuite to 3rd bedrm, downstairs rumpus with ROW access and single carport.

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Saturday 17th May - 12.30pm 61 / B3 In excess of $690,000 Troy Rendle 0438 305 520 Brad Ellis 0418 394 062 Balwyn/Hawthorn 9830 7000

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BlackBurn 37 Jeffery Street Elegant living in unique Blackburn lake locale Located in coveted Jeffery Street this beautifully presented high set BV home offers flexible, family accommodation within walking distance of Blackburn Lake with further easy access to Blackburn Village shopping, train and schools. Accommodation comprises gracious formal living room with polished hardwood floors and gas log fire, adjoining dining room, superb kitchen with stainless steel appliances, 3 generous bedrooms with BIRs, 4th bedroom/study with WIR, family bathroom/2nd WC, front and rear entertainnment patios plus garden storage shed and children’s playhouse. Features hydronic and gas ducted heating, evaporative and refrigerated cooling plus alarm system.

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685 (Approx) D

Thurs 1.00 - 1.30pm & Sat 11.45 - 12.15pm Saturday 24th May - 11.00am 48 / B12 In excess of $890,000 Gordon Openstein 0402 303 508 Brad Ellis 0418 394 062 Blackburn 9894 8788

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BlackBurn South 8 Glenice Avenue 3 bedroom home on huge north facing allotment You could say the future of this property lays behind it when you consider the generous nth facing allot approx 818m2 so favoured by buyers, builders & architects. This BV home - recently leased at $1,827PCM - offers exciting potential as a family home suiting further extension, ongoing investment property or superb development site for one or more new properties (STCA). Comp living/dining with OFP & dble drs to lge entertainment deck, 3 brms - main with ens/WC, renovated family bthrm with 2nd WC, updated kitchen, huge laundry/utilityrm & SLUG. Easy access to Burwood Hwy tram, Eley Park, Deakin Uni & major shopping facilities.

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818 (Approx) D

Thurs 12.00 - 12.30pm & Sat 11.00 - 11.30am Saturday 24th May - 12.30pm 61 / G4 $650,000 - $715,000 Gordon Openstein 0402 303 508 Brad Ellis 0418 394 062 Blackburn 9894 8788

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MitchaM 427 Springfield road First impressions count! The recently rendered exterior and sealed roof create a very attractive facade and a strong first impression but it’s inside the property you’ll truly appreciate the time/ effort/money involved in transforming this property with expansive open living/dining areas with newly polished HW floors, stunning new kitchen leading to an alfresco entertainment deck, 3 brms with new carpets, ensuite and family bathroom and SLUG. Located only minutes to Mullauna SC/Mitcham PS and extensive parkland with further easy access to thriving Mitcham shopping centre and new train station this would make the ideal first home, superb investment property or retirement alternative.

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603 (Approx) D

Thurs 2.00 - 2.30pm & Sat 10.00-10.30am Saturday 31st May - 11.00am 48 / H6 $590,000 - $640,000 Fiona Everett 0402 049 407 Brad Ellis 0418 394 062 Blackburn 9894 8788

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AUCTION SATURDAY

BlackBurn 2/358 Middleborough road Suprisingly quiet, superbly presented rear, sgle storey unit with no Owner’s Corp comp living, 3 bedrms, ensuite & family bathrm/2 WCs, superb modern kitchen, family/meals, rear entertainment deck, additional garden & DLUG.

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Thurs 11-11.30am & Sat from 1.30pm Saturday 17th May - 2.00pm 47 / G11 In excess of $590,000 Fiona Everett 0402 049 407 Brad Ellis 0418 394 062 Blackburn 9894 8788

BlackBurn South 17 Holland Road

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Spacious, comfortable 3 bedrm BV home on extraordinary allot approx 924m2 offers exciting potential as family home - refurbish/extend, outstanding investment or prime development site for one or more new properties (STCA) within easy reach of shops, train & schools.

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924 (Approx) D

Thurs 4-4.30pm & Sat 4-4.30pm Saturday 31st May - 1.00pm 61 / K2 In excess of $800,000 Helen Yan 0404 078 588 Brad Ellis 0418 394 062 Maurice Di Marzio 0419 182 276 Blackburn 9894 8788

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Forest Hill 2 Fisher street BV family home - leased at $1,717PCM ‘til Jan ‘15 - offers exciting potential as your family home, ongoing investment or new home site (STCA). Comprising living/dining, 3 bedrms, new kitchen & family bathrm/2 WCs, bungalow & dble carport.

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8 Raymond Street Blackburn North Large Brick Home on over 900sqm Whether it be to renovate, develop, extend or rebuild the options are yours for the taking. Set on approx 940sqm & in the heart of Blackburn North opportunities like this are as rare as hens teeth. Comprising a solid brick home with 4 bedrooms, master with ensuite & WIR, 3 living zones, spacious kitchen, central bathroom, separate toilet & a laundry with access to the large rear backyard. Also featuring a semi self contained bungalow, an under house storage, workshop & 3rd bathroom room to move is a luxury. Set in a quiet street & in a blue ribbon locale it simply doesn’t get better than this.

A5 B3 C2 Auction Price Inspect Agent

9894 2044

Sat 24th May @ 1pm In Excess Of $780,000 Thurs 4-4:30pm Sat 12:30-1pm Sam Wen 0413 185 322 Frank Molinaro 0418 390 988

98 South Parade Blackburn

BLACKBURN 21 Fuchsia Street Brilliantly located in one of Blackburn´s best street in the highly prized Bellbird District and in the Blackburn High zone, near Blackburn Village and station, this charming c1935 timber residence´s original allure offers significant scope to renovate while its deep north-facing garden provides the perfect site to build a new family home (STCA). Displaying enormous period character, the entrance hall introduces a graciously proportioned sitting room (OFP), formal dining, light-filled living room and well-equipped kitchen opening to the deep north-facing garden. Five good sized bedrooms share two bright bathrooms.

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Doncaster 3 Link street an architectural Masterpiece that could Be Doncaster’s Best Everything about this architecturally designed masterpiece is first class. The fortunate buyer of this luxurious residence located in a prestigious address is therefore not just buying a contemporary home that’s at the forefront of modern design, but a five-star abode that’s one of Doncaster’s best. Formal and informal living arrangements deliver a practical approach to everyday living, while luxurious bathrooms create an escape usually associated with an upmarket day spa. Open-plan living that incorporates a gourmet two-pack kitchen also connects with a trendy alfresco to deliver idyllic indoor-outdoor entertaining options.

A4 B3 C 5 D1 E3 Saturday 31st May at 12pm PRICE GUIDE

More than $1,400,000

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Thu 11.30-12pm & Sat 2.30-3pm Photo ID required

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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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Burwood East 5 Nives Court a red Clinker stunner! Standing proud at the top of this house-proud court with its manicured front gardens, have your breath taken away as you discover this simply stunning red clinker brick home that successfully blends the charm of yesteryear with the luxuries demanded by today’s modern lifestyle. Masterfully renovated into what is essentially now a brand new home, this vibrant single-level home offers the ultimate in luxurious, stylish living with plenty of space for the young growing family. And in an added bonus for homebuyers desiring a carefree way of life, the home is within moments of the 75 tram, Burwood One Shopping Centre, schools and Deakin University!

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Saturday 7th June at 12pm PRICE GUIDE

More Than $670,000

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Thur 5-5.30pm & Sat 3-3.30pm Photo ID required

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John Stack 0402 443 312 Stuart Davies 0497 582 456 Blackburn 9878 0222

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Doncaster east 11 newlands crescent Love at First sight Radiating beauty with its picture-perfect street appeal on a blossoming corner allotment, indulge in a peaceful family lifestyle with this graceful two-storey residence filled with warmth, charm and character. Much loved and well cared for, your heart will yearn for this captivating home the moment you venture inside and lay eyes on a pristine floorplan characterised by its classic dĂŠcor, light-filled living spaces and suitability for everyday family living

Saturday 24th May at 3pm PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

$900,000 - $990,000 Thu 12.30-1pm & Sat 3.30-4pm Photo ID required Mark Di Giulio 0407 863 179 Lisa Yeung 0422 677 033 Doncaster 9842 8888

Doncaster east 2 Haldane court the complete Package For a Dream Family Lifestyle Nestled in a tranquil court setting, this stunning family home blends classic beauty with a splash of modern magnificence while offering practicality for the modern family. Successfully embodying the picture-perfect presentation of the house-proud street, this warm and inviting home is perfect for raising the growing family on so many levels, thanks to its little traffic flow, multiple living zones, spectacular backyard with lagoon-style swimming pool and convenient access to parks, schools and The Pines.

DONCASTER/TEMPLESTOWE 9842 8888 250 Blackburn Road, Doncaster

Saturday 24th May at 3pm PRICE GUIDE

$800,000 - $880,000

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

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

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Donvale 14 Galovac Close Upgrade To a Higher Standard of Family living Wonderfully set within an exclusive cul de sac amongst beautiful homes of grand proportions, this palatial family residence offers a living experience of a majestic nature. Your dream of enjoying an upmarket mode of family life is a reality here, where a stately double-storey layout comprising multiple living areas, bedrooms of a generous size (two Master bedrooms) and appealing indoor-outdoor entertaining options delivers practical everyday living with a luxurious twist. Well-regarded schools, transportation, The Pines, Tunstall Square shops, parkland and the Eastern Freeway are conveniently located only moments away.

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$900,000 - $990,000

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Thu 5.30-6.00pm & Sat 12.30-1.00pm 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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Box Hill NortH 22 Killara Street A timeless Beauty Filled With Modern Delights From the outset, you’re given an indication that something truly special awaits inside this instantly appealing weatherboard classic. Venture through the front door and that assumption is immediately validated by a captivating interior that successfully blends the charm and character of yesteryear with the comforts and convenience modern living has to offer. A homely feel is achieved through the presence of warm timber floorboards and beautiful Colonial-style windows, which filter the abundance of natural light that illuminates the flowing, single-level layout. A light décor, wonderful high ceilings and segregated living areas, meanwhile, create a great sense of space, perfect for the young family that’s growing by the day.

BLACKBURN 9878 0222 88 South Parade

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Saturday 17th May at 2pm PRICE GUIDE

More Than $750,000

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Thur 6-6.30pm & Sat 1.30-2pm Photo ID required

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Adam Harris 0433 521 380 Ericka Wong 0411 472 849 Blackburn 9878 0222 88 South Parade

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Donvale 38 edward Street lifestyle Riches with acre-Tranquility Experience Donvale’s best-kept secret locale as your automated security gates welcome you home to your exquisite acre-estate, cocooned by serenity. The encompassing rear balcony-terrace wraps around this vast residence, gazing over the private whisper-quiet grounds that culminate in a purpose built temple for meditation & deep-relaxation. No expense has been spared on the home’s quality & elegance – magnificent polished bamboo floors; contemporary zoning with five doublebedrooms & three beautiful living rooms; & premier master suite with the most spectacular silk drapes. Inclusions: gourmet Granite-kitchen with 900mm steel appliances; luxurious spa-ensuite & master dressing room.

DONCASTER/TEMPLESTOWE 9842 8888 250 Blackburn Road, Doncaster

Sunday 25th May at 1pm PRICE GUIDE

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

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Thu 11.30-12pm & Sun 12.30-1pm Photo ID required

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Doncaster east 6 Zerbe avenue the space You Want In a Location You’ll Love! Standing majestically atop an elevated corner allotment, family life experiences a new level of enjoyment with this immaculately presented home, conveniently located within minutes of The Pines, transportation and schools. Fantastic zoning is a standout feature of the split-level floorplan, which positions the comfortable bedrooms on a private wing, away from the segregated living areas hallmarked by their great sense of space. An undercover setting is designed to entertain on a grand scale, and with gas ducted heating and air conditioning on hand, you’ll never experience uncomfortable climate conditions again!

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Saturday 24th May at 11am PRICE GUIDE

$730,000 - $800,000

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Doncaster east 2 cherry Blossom court the Modern Family Home Looking for a family home with a subtle statement of style and all the mod cons? Those with an eye for design and an appreciation of the aesthetic will not want to miss this exceptional property. From the manicured front garden and modernist lines of the brick exterior, this home exudes an understated grace. An intelligently zoned layout creates an enviable environment for a growing family, while open-plan living, modern kitchen, wonderful outdoor entertaining and fantastic access to The Pines and schools caps off the appeal of this desirable residence.

DONCASTER/TEMPLESTOWE 9842 8888 250 Blackburn Road, Doncaster

Saturday 17th May at 1pm PRICE GUIDE

$780,000 - $850,000

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Theo Politis 0415 030 088 Michael Steenhuis 0400 499 601 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn road

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TowNhouse 3 TemplesTowe lower 1 & 3/20 parker street Brand New living At Its Best A premium location trendy buyers and investors will love, give your social life a real boost with the purchase of one of these brand new Townhouses. With the best of Templestowe Lower at your door, it’s fitting that you’re treated to the best in modern living inside. Hallmarked by their strong contemporary appeal, premium-grade fixtures and walking distance access to Templestowe Village. Where these Townhouses differ from the rest is the generous offering of space and luxury they strive to deliver, which they do in superb fashion.

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Saturday 31st May at 11am & 11.30am PRICE GUIDE

T/H 1 $680,000 - $750,000 T/H 3 $650,000 - $720,000

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Doncaster east 45 Larnoo Drive someone’s Done the Hard Work For You! If you’re the type who wants to simply move in and enjoy, don’t let this home pass you by. Newly modernised to exacting standards, this excellent property is waiting to be enjoyed. Boasting three bedrooms and a luxurious family bathroom, this well laid-out home features a study and formal lounge/dining, first-class kitchen and open-plan family/meals area. Venture outside and discover a beautiful yet maintainable yard and an entertainer’s deck with ‘lap spa’. With good access to shops, schools and the Eastern Freeway, you won’t have to worry about a thing!

DONCASTER/TEMPLESTOWE 9842 8888 250 Blackburn Road, Doncaster

Saturday 17th May at 2pm PRICE GUIDE

$680,000 - $750,000

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Thu 5.30-6pm & Sat 1.30-2pm Photo ID required

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Theo Politis 0415 030 088 Michael Steenhuis 0400 499 601 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn road

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TemplesTowe lower 28 Airds road A Classic Beauty with modern Convenience A breathtaking entrance through a canopy of leafy trees sets the tone for the graceful living experience offered by this private family home, which enjoys two levels of spacious living on a manicured allotment. Both formal and communal living has been catered for in the sprawling layout, with ground-floor living spaces designed to integrate with a central backyard cloaked in privacy and home to a large, grassed lawn. Conveniently located just a stroll down the road from Templestowe Valley Primary School and Bimbadeen Park and within minutes of Templestowe Village.

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Saturday 24th May at 2pm PRICE GUIDE

$660,000 - $690,000

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TemplesTowe 15 Kenman Close Downsize In style Just because you’re downsizing, it doesn’t mean you have to downgrade in quality of living. And that’s exactly the case with this sophisticated single-level home, dressed in the style of a Georgian classic with the creature comforts today’s modern lifestyle demands. A freshly painted interior and freshly polished timber floorboards gives the new owner peace of mind as they can move straight in without having to lift a finger, and if you love your privacy, the peaceful court location delivers the secluded sanctuary you desire.

DONCASTER/TEMPLESTOWE 9842 8888 250 Blackburn Road, Doncaster

Saturday 24th May at 12pm PRICE GUIDE

$460,000 - $510,000

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Thu 4.30-5pm & Sat 11.30-12pm Photo ID required

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Theo Politis 0415 030 088 Michael Steenhuis 0400 499 601 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn Road

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Forest Hill 9 lernes street low Maintenance living With House-like Proportions! Be surprised, be very surprised by the generous amount of space that resides inside this light and bright single-level home, sub-divided on a low maintenance corner allotment yet delivering the space and comfort associated with a conventional three-bedroom home. A fantastic combination of two separate living areas, three zoned bedrooms and a study is proof of the home’s incredible size and space, perfect for downsizers still requiring space for the grandkids and the young couple with an eye on the future. This wonderfully presented residence is also located within a short stroll of Brentford Square and Forest Hill Chase and moments away from Nunawading train station and schools!

Saturday 31st May at 11am PRICE GUIDE

More Than $520,000

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John Stack 0402 443 312 Nikki Campbell 0421 829 044 Blackburn 9878 0222 88 south Parade

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Doncaster east 5 carmen close Peace and Quiet on a Huge 1,028sqm! Quintessential family living is the order of the day with this immaculately presented tri-level family home, where the strong contemporary appeal of the radiant interior matches its picture-perfect presentation outside to provide the ultimate living experience on a manicured 1,028sqm (approx.) allotment. Beautiful polished timber floorboards and light-filled living spaces presents the home in a stylish tone, and for the space conscious, multiple living zones, wonderful outdoor entertaining options and bedrooms of large proportions cements the home’s status as the perfect place to raise the kids.

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Saturday 24th May at 2pm PRICE GUIDE

$700,000 - $770,000

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Thu & Sat 2.30-3pm Photo ID required

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Theo Politis 0415 030 088 Michael Steenhuis 0400 499 601 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn road

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Doncaster 17 arnold Grove charm, Location and Massive Potential Get ready because everyone — upsizers, renovators, investors and developers — will be interested in this one! However you’re making your way up the property ladder, you won’t want to let this opportunity pass you by. If you don’t want to do a thing, this light-filled home with that backs onto the Eastern Golf Club offers the chance to live in the very modern retro style within walking distance of Westfield Shoppingtown. But if you have expansion in mind, there’s the potential to maximise the flat 781sqm (approx.) allotment by developing (STCA).

Saturday 24th May at 3pm PRICE GUIDE

$680,000 - $750,000

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Thu 11.30-12pm & Sat 10.30-11am Photo ID required

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George Pangalos 0430 060 123 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn road

TemplesTowe 392 porter street entertain In style, live In modern Comfort Stylishly updated to deliver a lifestyle littered with modern delight, this striking home allows the young couple or growing family to move straight in and enjoy contemporary Templestowe living from the very beginning! Highly practical and functional for everyday family living, the home is also designed with an entertaining edge, with both the radiant family living and separate meals/kitchen area integrating seamlessly with a stunning entertaining deck that’s a sight to behold.

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Saturday 24th May at 11am PRICE GUIDE

More than $680,000

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

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TemplesTowe lower 14 Alexander Crescent wonderful Home, wonderful opportunity Don’t miss this rare opportunity — an exceptional single-level property ideal for those looking to upsize or develop on a sizeable 802sqm (approx.) allotment (STCA). The four huge bedrooms offer ample space for a growing family, while the separate living zones mean space for the kids and peace for the parents! Plus there is the neat kitchen and dining, two bathrooms, two toilets, study and entertaining deck at the rear. There’s also the potential to build a brand new family home or utilise the block for trendy units or Townhouses (STCA).

Saturday 24th May at 11am PRICE GUIDE

$650,000 - $720,000

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Thu, Sat & Sun 12:30-1pm Photo ID required

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George Pangalos 0430 060 123 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn road

Bulleen 2/10 Cuthbert Street light And Bright And Full Of life! Located at the rear of a two residential site within moments of Bulleen Plaza, the Eastern Freeway, parks and schools, the joys of carefree Bulleen living can be yours to savour with the purchase of this exceptional Townhouse. A zoned interior that’s filled with warmth coupled with pleasant indooroutdoor living caters for those desiring a fuss-free home delivering light-filled living areas, modern comfort and convenience at every turn.

DONCASTER/TEMPLESTOWE 9842 8888 250 Blackburn Road, Doncaster

Saturday 31st May at 11am PRICE GUIDE

$590,000 - $650,000

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Thu & Sat 10.30-11am 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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1/86-88 Burwood Highway, BURWOOD EAST

9 Jaques Grove, FOREST HILL

12 Molleton Street, BLACKBURN

Burwood 27A Peacock Street

20 Bridgeford Avenue, BLACKBURN NORTH

66 Morrie Crescent, BLACKBURN NORTH

26 Lucknow Street, MITCHAM

a Picture of Perfect Family Living If first impressions count, you’ll want to make a play for this picturesque family home the moment you experience its beautiful presentation, inside and out. The home’s light-filled interior excites with its outstanding indooroutdoor entertaining options and suitability for the growing family.

Saturday 31st May at 2pm PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

$680,000 - $750,000 Thu 12.30-1pm & Sat 11.30-12pm Photo ID required Ericka Wong 0411 472 849 Adele Kocuk 0412 255 919 Doncaster 9842 8888

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Doncaster east 43 Banool Quadrant

The Five-Star Treatment! Picture-perfect presentation defines this brilliant architecturally-designed attic-style Townhouse, from its attractive weatherboard exterior and sensational outdoor setting to its radiant two-level layout. Within moments of Burwood Highway trams, Deakin Uni & Burwood Village shops.

PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

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More Than $760,000 Thur 4-4.30pm & Sat 10-10.30am Photo ID required John Stack 0402 443 312 Nikki Campbell 0421 829 044 Blackburn 9878 0222

Doncaster east 44 Larnoo Drive the Family Home You Dream about An opportunity to live on the footsteps of acres of parkland just became a reality with the chance to own this fantastic family home. A practical approach to family living is guaranteed with its three separate living zones, four spacious bedrooms and large backyard.

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Saturday 17th May at 3pm PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

$640,000 - $670,000 Thu 5.30-6pm & Sat 2.30-3pm Photo ID required Jack Li 0430 133 425 Chris Manolopoulos 0439 478 825 Doncaster 9842 8888

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Box Hill SoutH 9 Eley Road one For the Visionaries! This is an opportunity of a lifetime for the buyer with vision — the chance to develop (STCA) something special in a desirable setting with great access to Box Hill Central, Deakin University, the 75 tram and schools.

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$640,000 - $700,000 Thu 1.30-2pm & Sat 12.30-1pm Photo ID required James Hatzolos 0418 518 694 Ericka Wong 0411 472 849 Doncaster 9842 8888

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Contact Agent for Price Thur 4-4.30pm & Sat 12-12.30pm Photo ID required Adam Harris 0433 521 380 Terry Burgoyne 0404 842 771 Blackburn 9878 0222

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ARTHURS CREEK 15 Brennans Road West Style & Space. Horses & Views. 20 Picturesque Acres A luxurious home with a huge main living area flowing onto lawns and paved areas. Relax or entertain in style, the look & feel here will appeal to new home buyers. Floodlit ménage, stables & shedding will please horse lovers. On a sealed road & an easy commute to shops, schools, city & airport, this quality property offers an appealing country lifestyle.

Diamond Creek 9438 1133 62c Main Hurstbridge Road

4 Tuesday 17th June at 5pm (unless sold prior) PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

$1,200,000 - $1,350,000 Saturday 3:30 - 4:00pm Photo ID required Peter Koiker 0418 382 959 Justin Booth 0417 034 369

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DONVALE - LOTS 48 & 49 ILLAWONG DRIVE

This exclusive land opportunity at Mullum Creek provides the perfect suburban lifestyle and tree change, located only 20km from the CBD. Lots 48 and 49 are set to Auction on Saturday 31 May, unless sold prior. Located just a few metres away from the stunning Mullum Mullum Creek, new linear park and bike trail, these large sized allotments represent the best value at Mullum Creek. Both lots offer a private location and present the ideal opportunity to join this sustainable living community.

AUCTION SATURDAY, 31 MAY 3.30pm UNLESS SOLD PRIOR ____________________________________________________ INSPECT Saturday, 17 May 3:30pm-4pm ____________________________________________________ PRICE LAND FROM $650,000 ____________________________________________________ CONTACT

Andrew Keleher 0417 599 135 Adam Wright 0477 006 925 ____________________________________________________

WEB www.mullumcreek.com.au ____________________________________________________

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Entertain in absolute privacy and sun streamed style in one of the finest acre plus positions in Templestowe. Beautifully set back in magnificently landscaped gardens with a unique single level design, lofty ceilings and multiple living and entertaining domains sweeping through to gourmet Kitchen Meals and outdoors to your private acre plus allotment with tranquil natural panoramic views, appreciated from your inground pool and adjoining entertaining hub. Close to Templestowe Village, Westfield Doncaster and well linked to schools, transport and freeway.

AUCTION Saturday 24th May at 11am ____________________________________________________ INSPECT Saturday 11-11.30am ____________________________________________________ CONTACT

Fabio Forlano 0409 313 531 Rod Yan 0433 658 813 ____________________________________________________

OFFICE Doncaster 8841 4888 ____________________________________________________

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Wrap yourself in single level luxury in this opulently designed home set in one of Templestowe´s finest addresses. Instantly inspiring with its exquisite sun streamed foyer entrance exemplifying full length pool vistas, matched by impressive ceilings. Displaying lavish open living domains opening to the atrium solar heated pool that steps up to a modgrass floodlit tennis court, flanked by an undercover alfresco entertaining zone. Close to the Pines Shopping Centre, Templestowe Village and Westfield Doncaster. Minutes to schools, buses and the freeway.

AUCTION Saturday 24th May at 12.30pm ____________________________________________________ INSPECT Thursday 12-12.30pm & Satruday 12.30-1pm ____________________________________________________ ESTIMATE $2.2M - $2.4M ____________________________________________________ LAND 2817 sq. metres approx ____________________________________________________ CONTACT Andrew Keleher 0417 599 135 ____________________________________________________ OFFICE Doncaster 8841 4888 ____________________________________________________ CO AGENT

Steven Chen Allens Real Estate 9841 9000 ____________________________________________________

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33 Birdwood Street Captivating ClassiC With loads of potential An outstanding original on 919 sqm (approx.) of prime land, this 4 bedroom home is your blank canvas. First time offered since 1951 and an ideal situation for those looking to subdivide or redevelop (STCA), or who have renovating plans, this excellent prospect features spacious casual and formal living zones, retro kitchen with meals area, 4 sizeable bedrooms, neat bathroom, and a laundry. Also showcasing an immense east-facing rear garden which further allows you to picture the potential, this magnificent opportunity further enjoys a garden shed, under house storage, 2nd toilet, storage room, security doors, heating, evaporative cooling, and a large double auto garage with extra storage. Superbly positioned close to Kingswood College, Presbyterian Ladies College, Deakin University, Surrey Park, Box Hill Golf Club, Box Hill Central, and public transport.

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BULLEEN 28 Russell Street A Family Oasis

AUCTION

This Saturday at 11 am

Lovingly maintained family home set on a generous allotment with northern rear aspect adjoining parkland. Generous four bedroom, two bathroom home boasting large formal lounge, sun filled dining room, modern kitchen with informal meals area, large family room with open fireplace and downstairs is a fantastic games room. Outside is a large backyard with pool & spa still providing plenty of space to entertain or the kids to play. Also features as new stainless steel appliances and fresh paint & carpet throughout. Within walking distance to Bulleen Plaza & city bus.

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Nick Whyte 0417 131 153 & Bruce Bonnett 0418 333 042

278 High Street, Kew

9854 8888

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BOX HILL NORTH 139 Dorking Road Light, Bright & Renovated Auction: Open:

Light, bright & renovated this home offers GDH, polished boards, open fire place, built in robes, modern kitchen with dishwasher, gas cooktop, second rear toilet, ceiling fans & separate laundry. Positioned on an approx 629 sqm. Ideally located close to the Eastern freeway, Box Hill shopping precinct, public transport & station. Bike & walking tracks will take you all the way to Melbourne CBD

Contact:

Saturday 17th May at 12:00pm Thursday 11.00 - 11.30am Saturday 11.30 - 12.00pm Andrew Maung 0410 233 787 Russell Turner 0419 955 655

TEMPLESTOWE LOWER 2/326 Thompsons Road CONTEMPORARY ENTERTAINER IN QUIET ENVIRONS A hidden gem distinguished by excellent quality, stylish spaces and a peaceful ambience, the unmistakable allure of high-standard, low-maintenance living is evident all the way through this outstanding as-new 2BR, 2 bathroom townhouse. Auction Inspect Contact

Office: 1161 Burke Road, Kew 9859 9517

Saturday 31st May at 11.00am Thu 3:30-4pm, Sat 3-3:30pm Damien Carter 0438 850 166

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Just Listed! - Endless possibilities! The Beaumont 34.2sq Would you love a home with historical country charm plus all the modern luxuries? Step inside the impressive surrounds of the Beaumont. It has the best of both worlds - contemporary comforts and traditional heritage style. The stunning leadlight in the windows, matched perfectly with the decorative gables, draws you in from the street. Once you enter and pass through the elegant foyer, you’ll enjoy the pristine finishes and warmth of a home that’s got it all.

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Sparkling north facing home on generous 730m2 allotment (approx.) with great side access for additional vehicles or dual occupancy (STCA). Comp: ent, living room, separate dining, kitchen/family, 3 bedrms, bath, shower rm, 2wc’s, sunrm, dble garage, w/shop. Auction: Inspect: Contact:

Saturday 24th May 11.00 am Thurs/Sat 2.30–3.00pm Bill Thompson 0412 160 847

16 macedon road lower templestowe 9850 8122

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Dr. Tony Stubbs Eye Surgeon MB BS BSc(Hons)B Med Sc MS FRANZCO

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