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ast week Niki Savva went there. The veteran political reporter turned adviser opened fire on the issue that virtually every woman I know mutters about under her breath, but not out loud for fear of universal condemnation. In her column for The Australian, Savva did it briskly and without sentiment, but she did it: she wrote that Julia Gillard is dressing badly, looking unfit and needs to smarten up. If you missed it, here are the crucial bits:

She should sack her hairdresser (sorry, Tim) get a decent cut and colour, pack up all her clothes and send them to the Smith Family. There are plenty of stylists who can buy her smart clothes that fit her properly. She needs to hire a good one or get the name of the Governor-General’s dressmaker … How you look is as important as what you say and how you say it. And the rules apply equally to male and female politicians. A bit of exercise wouldn’t go astray either, a healthy body and a healthy mind and all that. And you know what happened next. Commentators everywhere exploded with accusations of sexism and double-standards, and you might think that I would happen to agree with them. So, take a deep breath everyone – I’m talking to you, sisters – because I don’t.

First the reality check: Savva’s article touched only very briefly on the PM’s appearance, five short sentences out of what was about 1000 words. The headline screamed “Smarten up”, but as the rest of the highly critical article made clear, it was about Savva’s belief that Gillard had not defined or decided how to use her leadership. In short, the column was about how to cut it successfully as a PM. Now, some might want to quibble with what Savva might know about such success, as she was for so long an adviser to the spectacularly unsuccessful leadership aspirant, Peter Costello. But if Niki had the guts to go there, I’m going there too – and I say that analysis of a woman’s appearance ain’t always sexism. And sometimes, the truth hurts. Now we have to distinguish between a fair criticism of a rather ordinary look and the gratuitous and often deeply nasty commentary that women in public office have to cop. I’ve noted before in this column my bewilderment at the sniping about Gillard’s childlessness, unmarried status and yes, even the size of her earlobes. That stuff, which I’m sure continues, is irrelevant to her ability and deeply sexist. (Just last week The Australian’s Samantha Maiden spent a fair bit of her column remarking on the shape of deputy Opposition Leader Julie Bishop’s calves; apparently they were too sculpted. No, you really can’t win.)

And no, men rarely have to cop that. But within the context of analysis about whether Gillard has got her act together – in every sense – an appraisal of her look is fair enough. Particularly when it’s a look that seems on the mind of virtually every working woman I know. The verdict? They cannot believe the way she is dressing. Men say the same, too, and they are entitled to. And before you start screwing up this page and tossing it across the room at a perceived double-standard for men and women, remember: John Howard had to go through a makeover before he got his look right; Paul Keating knew precisely the power and authority of a killer imported suit; and men who are shambolic and badly dressed are remembered as such. Hello, Senator Ron Boswell. Women cop enough crap in the working world to know that any loose end is fair game for those who want to take you down, so we do what we can to minimise the attacks. I would wish it to be different, but it isn’t yet. And when there’s such pleasure to be gained from slipping on a killer outfit, why not kill off the critics at the same time? \

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“I was born in Perth and my earliest memories are dancing around the house with tea towels stuck in the waistband of my pants. I’d spin around so they stood out like a tutu! I was a ballet tragic from as far back as I can remember … “I first went to ballet classes when I was seven. I badgered my parents for a year and they finally sent me along. It took mum and dad some time to find a school that would take on a boy. My first performance was a show for the parents at Perth Town Hall. I performed the solider dance – a solo – and I loved it. I trained at that school for 10 years until I went to The Australian Ballet School. “I got into The Australian Ballet School initially when I was 14 but, very wisely, my parents said I had to finish school first. Besides, I was five feet one inch tall and weighed about 35 kilos – a weed. By the

ach year The Australian Ballet carries out more than 630 performances and educational events. Add international tours to that statistic and you begin to grasp some idea of the demands faced by each member of the dance company. From the prima ballerinas pirouetting on stage to the wardrobe assistants maintaining costumes to the set designers, choreographers, musical directors and people charged with the job of ensuring everything – and everyone – arrives in the right place at the right time on tour, keeping The Australian Ballet on track is no mean feat. Since it was founded in 1962, the company has grown and evolved to become one of the world’s most respected. In 2008 The Australian Ballet toured to Paris, Manchester and London. More recently it travelled to Japan where audiences in Tokyo and Nagoya were thrilled by the traditional appeal and magic of Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake and The Nutcracker – The Story of Clara. As the company now prepares for next year, when it will present productions as diverse as Romeo and Juliet, Madame Butterfly and the latest evolution of the ultra-modern Bodytorque program, we talk to some of the people who live for dance. 6 The weekly review \ December december 1, 2010

David McAllister AM, 47, is The Australian Ballet’s artistic director. He joined The Australian Ballet School at 17 and The Australian Ballet two years later. After rising through the ranks to become a principal dancer, he took on his present role in 2001. Next year will mark his 28th year with the company.

The princess: Ako Condo, corps de ballet dancer. (SHANNON MORRIS)


THE PRINCIPAL BALLERINA

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Lucinda Dunn, 36, was born in Sydney and has been dancing since she was four. She joined The Australian Ballet in 1991 and was promoted to principal artist in 2002. She’s married to Danilo Radojevic, the associate artistic director of the company, and they have a two-year-old daughter, Claudia.

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“I like a bit of perfume and a Tic Tac just before I go on stage. I don’t have any fancy rituals but I still get nervous. And I think the older and more experienced I get, the more my nerves become apparent because I know what I can do and l know what the audience expects from me. “I tell myself that I’ve rehearsed enough, my body is ready and I know what I am doing. But the nerves can come at any time – on the morning of a premiere or when I hear the orchestra start to tune up. Sometimes I get a rush just before the curtain goes up. “I started tapping around the age of four. Mum was in the West End of London in musicals. She was a singer, dancer and entertainer so it’s kind of in the genes. My father was a set designer and stage manager and he and mum met in the theatre. They cruised to Australia working on a ship for a holiday and stayed. “I started with tap and then ballet filtered in, but I never thought of ballet as a career until I was about 15 and won a scholarship in an international ballet competition, the Prix de Lausanne. I went to the Royal Ballet School in London. “But after only a few months I fractured my spine. It was a stress fracture and I was in plaster from under my armpits to my hipbones for over three months. “At that point I knew I wanted to be a ballerina. “Fortunately, I was offered a second-year scholarship and I graduated from the Royal Ballet School and ended up with two contracts – for the Birmingham Royal Ballet and The Australian Ballet. “I wanted to be close to my family and we have a great company here. Becoming a principal was always a dream but there have been periods when I have thought ‘do I still want to do this?’ But I thrive on the challenge of what I do. It’s the satisfaction of going on stage, doing my best each night, pushing my body and the maturity that comes with being an older-generation dancer. “I have ballet class every morning bar Sunday and rehearsals from 12.30pm to 3pm. If I’m performing I then have a few hours’ break to do shopping, to eat, to have a lie down and to do things at home and to play with Claudia and then I’m back in the theatre at 5pm to do my hair and make-up. There is a warm-up before the show and the curtain finally comes down about 10 o’clock.

time I joined the school at 17 I’d filled out a bit. “I moved to Melbourne and was homesick because we are a close family. But I had two of my happiest years at The Australian Ballet School. I found my place. I’d gone to a boys’ Catholic school in Perth and I was not popular there, being a ballet dancer. It was a difficult time but motivating. I had to make sure I was going to be successful or all that suffering would have added up to nothing! Ballet dancers were ridiculed then. But I knew ballet was my calling. “My dream was to join The Australian Ballet and I was lucky to be offered a place after finishing at The Australian Ballet School. I was promoted every year

artistic director. The company took a huge leap of faith. As one journalist wrote: ‘I hadn’t even run a chook raffle’. But I had a great passion for the organisation. “It was a steep learning curve. Everything presented on stage is my responsibility – choosing the repertoire, choosing the dancers who will perform, making sure the scenery and costume and lighting and music are of the highest standard, commissioning new works, planning when we do things and where, the marketing and how the company looks. At some point that all comes across my desk. “I want everyone to have a ballet experience at some point. When I stop being artistic director I don’t want to have a conversation with someone who says, ‘I hate ballet’ but who then says, ‘but actually, I’ve never seen ballet’. I want to transport people from everyday life and to give them an experience that’s extraordinary.”

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and in my mid-20s I questioned whether I should leave the company at some point and work overseas. Then I was promoted to principal and I stayed. “Later, when I had a few years with rolling injuries, I became interested in the way the company runs. I took on different roles within the company and started an arts management course at Deakin University. I was 34 then and knew I couldn’t dance forever. “My last performance on stage was in Giselle at the Sydney Opera House in 2001 and just after that I became

“i thrive on the challenge of what i Do.” – lucinDa Dunn

“I always wanted to be a mum but I always wanted to return to ballet, too. I didn’t perform for a year after Claudia was born but in 2009 I was back on stage. I worked really hard to get a ballet body back. “I’ll enrol Claudia in ballet classes when she is old enough because I think it’s a great discipline. She knows mummy does ‘badday’ on ‘tippy toes’. She hasn’t seen a performance yet. “I have no cut-off time as to when I want to finish my dancing career. I will stay as long as I look good on stage. I don’t want people thinking, ‘She should have left a few years ago!’”

THE PRINCIPAL ARTIST Adam Bull, 29, was born in Laverton and was encouraged to dance by a primary school teacher who persuaded his parents to enrol him in jazz and ballet classes. He joined The Australian Ballet School after completing year 9 and joined the company in 2002. He was promoted to principal artist in 2008. “I was very fortunate to find what I was meant to be doing with my life when I was so young. My primary school teacher, Janine Kipp, saw something in me and told my parents to take me to dance classes. We are still in touch and she comes and sees me dance. If it wasn’t for Janine I’m not sure what I’d be doing. She is one of those people you meet sometimes who has such an important influence on your life. “My parents were happy for me to go to dance classes. Dad worked for Boeing and mum is a barrister’s clerk and they knew nothing about ballet. But they have been taken on this journey with me and they were always encouraging. They are my biggest fans along with my older sister who is a nurse in London. “I started with jazz for a couple of years and then took ballet and that was it. Ballet took over my life. “My first ballet performance at eight was an end-of-year concert. I was in a leopard-print number doing a jazz routine. My parents still have the video. “I was 10 when I first saw a live ballet. It was a free performance at the Myer Music Bowl and I still remember the beauty of it all, of the costumes and the sets. A year later I got a subscription to see The Australian Ballet and it became my sole aim to join The Australian Ballet and become a principal. “I joined The Australian Ballet School in 1989 and it was a natural progression then to work towards joining the company. It was an intense three years. “When I joined the company in 2002 I danced with Stephen Heathcote and was coached by him. After watching him performing for so long that was a dream come true. Every year or two I was promoted until I became principal in 2008. I’d dreamed about that since I was a little kid. We were at the State Theatre and after an opening night David McAllister walked on stage and announced I was becoming a principal with my colleague Danielle Rowe, who was also performing. “My parents had said they couldn’t come, but they knew I was being promoted and were in the audience. My partner was there, too, and there were a lot of tears.”

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to go to a ballet school in Munich, Zurich or Australia. I chose Australia. I didn’t get homesick at all this time. The language was hard and it took me a while to be able to talk to my classmates but ballet is an international language. “My family had never seen me dance with the company until recently when we went on tour to my home town. I was so nervous because I knew my old ballet teacher would come to watch me, but I felt very proud that my parents could finally see me perform.”

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music schools wouldn’t accept women. In Australia people had been surprised to see a woman conductor but they still gave me the chance. In Austria women were supposed to stay at home! “It became a challenge. I couldn’t get into the conducting course in Vienna but they had an orchestra that played for the conducting course. So I joined that and observed the classes. I played in orchestras that toured Europe and ended up in Amsterdam auditioning for Les Miserables. When they discovered their second conductor was a real dud I told the conductor I’d conducted musicals before – well, I had conducted a musical in Dandenong. I auditioned and got the job. “That year there was a big conducting competition master class in the Netherlands, too, and I sent a tape of myself conducting Les Mis from the pit. I then did a live audition and was one of eight people, and the only woman, to be selected for the master class. “The moment I stood in front of an orchestra I felt at home. But I was confronted by the gender issue again. My male colleagues on the course wouldn’t discuss the works with me and only spoke to ask me to pass them tea and coffee during class. “As a result of that master class I was asked to take over a season for the Netherlands Dance Theatre. I’d never done ballet or dance before but said, ‘Yes, I can do that’. I then became chief conductor of the Royal Netherlands Ballet. It was a steep learning curve. “In 2002 I conducted Spartacus with The Australian Ballet and joined the company the following year.” \

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“I was three when my mum took me to a ballet studio and I watched a class – the tutus were so pretty. I told mum that I wanted to be a princess too. I went to ballet classes a couple of times each week then. “By the time I was 10 I knew I wanted to be a ballerina, but I didn’t know then how hard it would be. When I was 13, I took part in a competition in Japan, watched everyone else and then realised how difficult it would be to become a ballerina. The dancers were so amazing and I didn’t think I was good enough. “I was 14 when I won my first small competition in Nagoya. I practised every day for a year with my teacher to win, went to school from 8am until 4pm, went home and had dinner, went to ballet from 6.30pm until 8.30pm, rehearsed for another couple of hours and then went home

“Both my grandfathers were cellists – one was professional, Medrich Fraillon, and the other was an amateur cellist who had his own string quartet. At the age of six I was walked into a room in my paternal grandfather’s house and there were six violins laid out on a bed. I was asked which one I was going to learn to play. “I also learned piano but at the age of 12 I wanted to give up violin because I wasn’t inspired. Then I changed teachers to a wonderful conductor and composer called Brian Buggy. He was a bit of a dish, too, which helped.

“At 12, I played in an orchestra for the first time. It was my ‘ah ha’ moment. I was in the first violin section at the back and I’d never been terribly enamoured of the sounds I’d make on a violin. But there were all these other sounds. I thought, ‘Who gets to play with all those colours? The conductor?’ I decided then I wanted to become a conductor. “So in the early ’80s I went to Europe to study, but the big

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Ako Kondo, 19, is one of The Australian Ballet’s youngest. Born in Nagoya, Japan, she has studied ballet since she was three. She joined The Australian Ballet School at 17 after winning the school’s tuition scholarship. She joined the company this year.

Nicolette Fraillon, 50, was born into a musical family in Melbourne. She joined The Australian Ballet in 2003 after years studying and working with orchestras and dance companies in Germany, Austria and the Netherlands. But on her journey to become a conductor she was confronted by prejudice that only made her more determined to succeed.

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again and did my homework. I slept at 1am and was up at 7am to do it all again. “In 2006 I won second prize at the Japan Grand Prix, I was 15, and my prize was to go to the summer school at the Royal Ballet School in London. I went there for a month but I was homesick. But I learned so much – including that I felt my body was bad for ballet. Western people have tiny faces and long legs but I thought, ‘I am different to that. I don’t have long legs’. “When I returned to Japan I told my teacher I didn’t feel my body was for ballet and that I should stop. But she told me about a famous Japanese ballerina, Miyako Yoshida, who was a principal in the Royal Ballet. I watched Miyako on DVD and continued with ballet. “The following year I won my scholarship to The Australian Ballet School during a competition in Osaka. I was warming up for the final of the competition when a lady called me and said if I won I could choose

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stokehouse\ a special place for a special occasion like some of The STOkehOuSe, its clientele this sunny Friday lunchtime, has had a little work done lately. Designer Pascale Gomes-McNabb has given the landmark seaside restaurant a gorgeous facelift that manages to look sexy and elegant at the same time, not something many of us can pull off. Oak floorboards, ceilings striped in crisp white and grapey purple and lush leather banquettes form the backbone of the stylish new look. Bronze columns and a wall of look-at-me mirrors add a spritz of glitz, but the focus, as always, is out the gleaming windows to that panorama of St Kilda Beach. Bathed in rare spring sunshine, with orange and white awnings shading the deck, it looks positively Mediterranean today. Beside us, a table of six lunching ladies kicks off proceedings with a bottle of Louis Roederer. We opt for a more modest Jansz 2006 vintage rosé from the interesting list compiled by sommeliers Lincoln Riley (ex-Maze, Taxi) and Iona Baker. It has a reassuring spread of fairly priced ($50-$80) wines alongside $150 heroes such as the Tiers Chardonnay from Tapanappa, the Adelaide Hills joint venture between Brian Croser, Bordeaux vigneron Jean-Michel Cazes and Arnould d’Hautefeuille from Champagne Bollinger. After a fair wait during which we wonder – for the umpteenth time – why waiters persist in supplying an odd number of bread slices to an even number of

diners, the prettily plated entrees arrive. One is a ceviche of plump kingfish pieces dressed in verjuice with flying-fish roe, zucchini brunoise and salted grapes. Served on a concave black dish, it doesn’t lack for visual impact, and the nutty crunch of sunflower seeds is a clever contrast to the silky fish. The salted grapes are, in fact, very sweet, and we both find them odd in a ceviche. Seared yellowfin tuna is one of executive chef Anthony Musarra’s new dishes for the new dining room, and it certainly passes muster in the looks department. Tender tuna slices seared at the margins are arranged artfully with pickled peppers, olive vinaigrette and the red orbs of marinated cherry tomatoes, all of it scattered with sprigs of amazingly potent micro-basil. But as with the grapes, the tomatoes seem too sweet for the fish – more clash than contrast. Giddy on bubbles, Team Roederer has turned raucous. “I’ve got the best arms in the world!” one of them hollers as we recoil into our bay window and struggle to hear ourselves over the clamour of rowdy lunchtime diners. The place is at full tilt now, and the sight of tables having to top up their own drinks suggests service also needs to raise the volume. The main-course rabbit costs $50 but it comes with foie gras mousse, so that’s some consolation. The bunny has been remodelled into a sliced saltimbocca “log”, a mini pie of flaking shoulder meat and a braised leg stuffed with chicken and shitake mousse. The elaborate preparation and the foie gras mousse

A pleasure to behold: Great food, wine and views all help to make a memorable dining experience at St Kilda's Stokehouse. (MAGGIE BUFE)

convincingly transform a poor man’s meat into a rich man’s meal and the accompanying prunes are heaven. But did the saltimbocca jump in my mouth? Not really – maybe a little hop. The John Dory fillet is sizzled off at the end to give it a deep golden tan and crisp bite but the process also leaves the insides slightly dry. Two wheels of smoked eel bound in pancetta, Lake House-style, are “absolutely perfect” declares the ex-restaurateur lunchmate, who’s also charmed by his earthy baby beets. Full dessert seems a bridge too far, so we go for the petits fours plate because the Roederer gals had two and they looked stunning. It is a mini waffle cone filled with what we suspect is butterscotch ice-cream (whatever, it’s wonderful), pistachio-studded Turkish delights, a petite doughnut rolled in sugar and cinnamon with a hidden heart of mashed cherry, and a twig-shaped chocolate truffle filled with a bergamot cream. On the plate and in the flesh, the new-look Stokehouse is a pleasure to behold. The food, to a dish, looks as ravishing as the revamped restaurant. But with some entrees nudging $30 and mains near $50, we leave wishing there had been some rare delights to savour for days afterwards and make us return again and again. I suspect we’ll do that anyway. For a sense of occasion and sparkling sea views, few Melbourne restaurants can match the Stokehouse. \

KENDALL HILL khill@theweeklyreview.com.au

eaT ThiS StoKEHouSE 30 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda Cuisine: Executive Chef: Hip pocket: open: Highlights: Lowlights: Bookings:

Modern Australian Anthony Musarra Reckon on $100 a head, wine extra Lunch and dinner daily The makeover, the setting, the scene Service hiccups under pressure Yes, 9525 5555 www.stokehouse.com.au

« on the menu (from left): Seared yellowfin tuna; rabbit; John Dory fillet.

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(ISTocKphoTo /ThInKSTocK & coURTESY DUcKS In A Row)

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DUCKS IN A ROW VERMENTINO 2010 (Murray-Darling) $25; 11% ★★★★

Food match: Salt-cod croquettes

Ducks In a Row is a new venture for former Penfolds winemaker Glenn James and the grapes are from the oldest vermentino plantings in Australia. It’s light in colour and smells like peaches, lemons and pears, with a hint of rosewater. It has rich, refreshing lemon and lime flavours with minerality and a nice saltiness. This is crisp and dry, slightly chalky on the palate and finishes with more lemon flavour. While it doesn’t need to be accompanied by food to be enjoyable, this will go well with a range of summer dishes, from rich seafood platters to spicy Asian salads.

Lengthy finish

OLIVER’S TARANGA VINEYARDS FIANO 2010 (McLaren Vale) $24; 13% ★★★★

Food match: Spring-vegetable frittata

Fiano hails from the Campania region in southern Italy but has a bright future in Australia. The warm climate of McLaren Vale on the coast just south of Adelaide seems to suit the grape really well. Exotic aromas of pear, nectarine, red apple and tangerine lure you in before similar flavours lead in to a smooth texture and mouth-watering, yet balanced, acid. It also has a lengthy, refreshing ginger and nectarine finish. It’s easy drinking, yet a serious wine.

Easy drinking

Seductive aromas

PIZZINI ARNEIS 2010 (King Valley) $20; 13.5% ★★★★

Food match: Artichoke bruschetta

The current crop of Pizzini wines are really good drinking at fair prices. I had drunk half of the bottle before I realised I hadn’t started taking any notes – it’s dangerously easy drinking. Floral aromas of apple, pear, lime, white blossom and minerals are mirrored on the generous palate. This, combined with juicy, refreshing acidity, a smooth mouthfeel and a lengthy, almost savoury finish, adds up to a pretty smart and food-friendly wine. McIVOR ESTATE SANGIOVESE 2008 (Heathcote) $25; 13.9% ★★★★

Food match: Grilled rabbit

This is grown in the southern end of Heathcote on granitic soils. Quite a seductive-smelling wine this. Intense aromas of cherry, strawberry, savoury and red liquorice lead on to earthy flavours of cherry, tar and spice. It’s well balanced, with drying, grippy tannins and bright acid keeping the flavours in check. This got better with a bit of time in the decanter. McIvor Estate also produces a nebbiolo that is worth looking out for.

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LOVE A BARGAIN?   GRAN SASSO MONTEPULCIANO D’ABRUZZO 2009 (Abruzzo, Italy) $9.99; 13% ★★★ ½

Food match: Pizza

It’s hard to find a sub-$10 wine with character but this is loaded with it, which makes this one of the bargains of the year. It smells of blood plums (pips and all), cherries, leather and tobacco. It’s medium bodied, with nice flavours of cherries, plum, hazelnuts and dried herbs. In the mouth there’s a fine tannic grip and juicy acid that lead to a nice herbal finish.

Italian stars: Molto bene having friends from overseas I LOVE  coming to stay. Apart from catching up and renewing friendships, it gives

It must have seemed impossible. For a range of reasons, wineries are pushing the boundaries a bit with the grapes they are me a chance to show off the great wine and planting these days. produce we have at our fingertips. Some winemakers are planting new wine For our most recent guest, however, styles because they fell for the wines when a T-bone steak on the barbecue and a introduced to them while travelling, while bottle of Barossa shiraz wasn’t going to cut others are looking to grow grapes that ideally the mustard. suit the patch of dirt they call their own. A Beccy, the partner of one of my best mates, horses-for-courses approach, you could say. an old housemate during my journalism Climate change is playing its part, too, cadetship days in the ’90s, has been a with some winemakers seeking grapes sommelier at some of California’s most-hyped that will thrive in warmer regions, such as restaurants. She was invited to tour a selection the Murray-Darling, where drought and of Australia’s top wine regions by industry uncertain water allocations are steering body Wine Australia, and, together with her farmers towards grapes from hot overseas touring party of American sommeliers, climates. spent a week meeting winemakers Many of these grapes are and tasting some of the best Italian, such as fiano from the wines we produce – Henschke south of Italy, which retain Hill of Grace, Penfolds refreshing acidity as they Grange, Bindi. You name it, ripen in the blazing heat. she tried it. Vermentino is also doing While attempting to well in hotter, drier areas. detox at our place for a Cooler-climate whites few days after the junket, traditionally grown in Beccy had time to reflect on the north of Italy, arneis the week. Naturally she was and pinot grigio, thrive at impressed by the wines she altitude with warm days and DUCK S IN A RO W tried, but she seemed genuinely cool nights. These have found a surprised by the variety of wines home in regions such as the King produced, especially the wide range of Valley where the cooler nights extend Italian varietals we make here. the ripening period for the grapes to build I admit that it’s something I had taken for flavour. granted as a Melburnian, where espresso Beccy didn’t get to try as many of these coffee, dreamy canoli and Il Globo on the Australian interpretations of Italian grapes news stand are the norm. as she would have liked – her tour with Wine But I imagine it would have been quite Australia took her to our more established difficult to source a wine variety loved on wine regions and iconic wineries. holiday in Tuscany back in the days when Still, it’s always nice to have a reason bottleshop shelves were stacked with mostly to return. \ BEN THOMAS French varietals labelled hermitage and claret. senorthomas@gmail.com Or, on the flip side, being a winemaker back Follow him on Twitter @senorthomas then trying to sell sangiovese or other styles.

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RevIew\ InteRvIew Golfer Jarrod Lyle travels the world doing what he loves. It might look glamorous, but after surviving leukaemia, the country boy from Shepparton has life in perspective. Peter WILMOth spoke to him before he teed off in last month’s australian Masters.

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t’s two days before the JBWere Masters golf tournament and everyone seems to have come down with Tiger fever. There are pictures of Woods getting off planes. At dinners. Practising. Chatting to Gary Ablett. But there’s a rumour sweeping the Victoria Golf Club in Cheltenham that there are other golfers in the competition, and I’m sitting beside the practice green with one of them, Jarrod Lyle, from Shepparton, in north-eastern Victoria. At 29, he’s not a household name but, as a five-year veteran of the PGA tour, he’s doing very nicely under the radar. Lyle is over here from his home in Orlando, Florida, thrilled to be competing in his home state. It’s also his annual opportunity to be around his friends and family. And a chance to tell his story, which, to a large extent, is about how this sport – and the love and support of his close-knit family – gave him hope when, as a boy on the verge of becoming a man, he sometimes struggled to find any. At 17, Lyle was a burly country kid throwing himself into life, doing everything – golf, cricket, kicking the footy – as long as it was outdoors. He did well at school but didn’t enjoy it. He was the kid watching the clock run down to 3.30pm. “Hell, yeah,” he says. “I’d be the one swinging on the back of my chair.” It was outside where he felt most alive. One day, playing golf with some schoolmates, Jarrod’s nose began bleeding and wouldn’t stop. Two days later his nose was still leaking blood. Playing footy soon afterwards, he took an elbow in the chest and “half my chest was bruised”. Then he developed what he thought was flu. When he didn’t feel any better after two weeks he went to see his doctor for a blood test. “They told me I had cancer,” he says. After the diagnosis of leukaemia, Lyle spent nine months at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. It’s difficult to imagine the guts a teenager would have to summon to go through this: a routine of doctors and tests and fraught family visits and intensive care and the ever-present question of survival. For a kid who lived for being outdoors, this was a special hell. I asked whether it was frightening. “It was frightening every day,” he says. “I never knew if I was going to come out of there or not. You see a lot of kids that go in there and never come out.” During his time in hospital, Lyle developed a friendship with golfer Robert Allenby. David Rogers from Challenge, the non-profit group providing services and support for children affected by cancer, approached Allenby, who was a friend. “Dave said, ‘There’s a golfer in hospital, do you want to go and meet him?’,” Lyle says. Allenby went to see Lyle who was spending a few days in intensive care. Lyle and Allenby got on well and have stayed in touch. “He’s someone I’ve always looked up to and will continue to look up to … all my life,” Lyle says. “He was very supportive, and he still is.” People from Challenge came in to see Jarrod and the other kids. “They do small things,” Lyle says. “Might give you movie tickets, to get your head away from hospital.” Every two years they take 10 kids to America and in 2001 Lyle says he was lucky enough to be chosen. He caught up with Allenby over there. “When I qualified for my first Australian Open, I played a practice round with him,” Lyle says. “When I played my first PGA event in Hawaii, I played 18 holes with Rob. He’s kind of been there at my biggest

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moments as a golfer. We’ve kind of got this relationship now where we just hang shit on each other whenever we see each other.” On December 18, 1999 – it’s a date he has no trouble remembering – Lyle left the RCH and went home to Shepparton. “It was a very slow recovery,” Lyle says. “It took me a long time to be able to walk 18 holes again. I’d lost a lot of muscle. It was tough just to get back to playing golf again. Once I got going it was kind of nice to be back out there and not worrying about anything and (know) my health’s fine, or getting better. It was doing something I loved doing, being outside again, not stuck in a bed looking out a window.” During those terrible early days, Lyle asked himself the question cancer patients cannot avoid: Why me? “You know, I think I said it once and that was it,” he says. “When they first told me, I said it then, and then it was, you know what? I’ve got it. I’ve got to get over it. That was my mentality. I’ve got to think positive and try and get out of here because I don’t want to have my last days stuck in bed.” He says illness changed his outlook on life. “It’s not the best thing that could have happened to me, but I wouldn’t change it. It’s probably made me appreciate little things a lot more. I don’t complain about stuff any more. I’ve seen where I’ve come from and I’ve seen a lot of kids that haven’t come out of there. Or got out of there and had to go back in. So there’s always someone worse off than you. That’s the case in all aspects of life. Look at the soldiers in Afghanistan that don’t see their family for 12 months. There are homeless people around, hungry people. It doesn’t make sense for me to sit there and complain about how bad I played today at golf.” Lyle is now an ambassador for Challenge, but he’s been reluctant to return as a celebrity and visit kids with cancer. “I’ve been once. For me it’s more a mental thing, walking in there. I don’t like walking in there. I don’t like the smell of hospitals. It’s just hard for me to walk through those doors now. I get really emotional about it. I don’t like the whole atmosphere of it.”

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is battle with cancer didn’t lead to any spiritual awakening. “I’ve never been a spiritual person. I’ve never believed in God or anything like that. For me, if there is a God, that’s fine, but until He comes and taps me on the shoulder and says, ‘Hi, I’m God’, I’m not going to believe in anything. That’s my philosophy in life. The way I see it, if there was a God there’d be no sickness; there’d be nothing bad in this world.” Lyle says that during recovery from his illness he found reserves of strength he didn’t know he had. “The feeling was I didn’t want to die. There’s that survival instinct that everybody’s got in them. It would be the same if you were being chased by a tiger. All of a sudden you did that extra 10km/h of running speed you didn’t know you had. The fear of dying is something everybody’s got, but I managed to find the reason I didn’t want to die, and I guess golf is that.” The illness was, of course, terrible for his parents. “Parents never want to bury a son or daughter. To be honest I think it was harder on them than it was on me.” Lyle’s interest in golf started at the age of seven when he would caddy for his father, an accountant at the local newspaper the Shepparton News. “You could say he’s my best friend,” Lyle says. “We do a lot together. He’s my

“EvEry yEar I go and sEE my gP In shEPParton and gEt blood tEsts for my own PEaCE of mInd. havEn’t had any ProblEms, havEn’t bEEn sICk. I’m doIng all rIght.”

Career on course: Golfer Jarrod Lyle finished a very respectable equal fifth at the JBWere Masters in November. (EaMoN GaLLaGhEr)

coach. He’s someone I’ve always looked up to. Once he started playing golf, I got interested. I’d go with him on Saturdays and caddy for him. “My grandmother, his mother, used to sit on the eighth (hole) and the 15th and she’d sell beer to all the guys coming through. I’d get through eight holes, then sit with her for a little bit, then wait till dad came round at the 15th and I’d keep going. “I’ve got pictures of me in a nappy swinging a golf club. It’s been a family thing for a long time. I guess growing up as an Aussie kid you tend to stray towards footy and cricket as well. I was never allowed to play footy. I had braces and mum and dad didn’t want to spend a heap of money fixing my teeth and then me play footy and get them kicked out. I played cricket in the morning and golf in the afternoon.” Lyle turned pro in 2004 after a successful amateur career, which included representing Australia that year in the World Amateur Teams Championship (Eisenhower Trophy). “My amateur career had pretty much hit its peak,” he says. “I represented Australia, and for me I couldn’t go any higher than that.” In 2005 he played on the Asian Tour and finished in the top two twice. He tied for third in the 2005


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Sometimes Lyle finds it hard to get up every week if he is physically and mentally getting tired. “It’s like, ‘Oh crap, I’ve got to go and play another round’.” He enjoys the camaraderie of the tour. “You see the same guys staying in the same hotels. It’s easier to get along with everyone instead of trying to create enemies when you see them every week. It’s not worth it. Some guys will congratulate you for playing well, some guys won’t. That stuff sticks in my head. But the majority of the time, everybody’s friendly to each other.” Lyle and his girlfriend Briony, who he’d met at school, moved to Orlando a year ago. It’s just a 2½-hour drive from his friend Robert Allenby. Why did he choose Orlando? “The weather. No state income tax. And I knew people there.” When Lyle returns to Australia, he stays at Briony’s house in Shepparton. He co-owns a restaurant there called Spaghetti Hollow with his brother and sister. Lyle jumps in to help when it’s needed. “I washed dishes on Saturday night.” Does he wait tables? “No, don’t know enough about it. That’s out of my jurisdiction, I keep telling them. They were stuck on Saturday night so I thought I’d go and give them a hand. That kind of brings you back to earth, too.” Do they treat him differently now he’s a golf star? “No, they treat me worse. I tend to get all the crappy jobs.”

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Heineken Classic, just missing the play-off with Craig Parry and Nick O’Hern. That year Lyle was presented with the Golf Digest rookie of the year award by Allenby. In 2006 he finished ninth on the Australasian Tour in just his second season, recording three top-10 results. In 2008 Lyle had his breakthrough win, blitzing the field at the Mexico Open to win by seven shots. “The first is always the hardest to get,” he says. “I went out there and shot eight under on the final day, a bogey-free eight under. It was something that was just meant to be. “I holed a second shot on a par four and played the first nine holes in 29 shots, which is something that is pretty cool. I was going against another Australian guy, Greg Chalmers … I shot 29 for the last (nine), he shot 30. I was making birdies and so was he. He dropped off at the last nine and I kept going.” His parents were at home following the tournament. “I think they drunk Shepparton Golf Club out of Coronas that night,” he says. Lyle is almost constantly on the road and misses his family. “As crazy as it sounds, it’s pretty tough. Being so close to my family, it’s hard to leave them every year. I’m OK ’til about October, and that’s when I start getting homesick. You spend so much time on the road,

different hotels, different airlines. You spend a lot of time trying to find your luggage if it gets lost. It’s not that five-star luxury everyone thinks it is. Tiger and those bigger guys have private jets, stuff like that, but the smaller fish like myself, we’ve got to fly commercial and try and find the cheapest thing possible. “I pay for my own fares, book my own hotels, manage the schedule. My girlfriend does it all for me now. It’s easier doing it that way because (it means) we can fly when we want; we can spend that extra half-hour trying to find cheaper flights at better times. We try and book a month in advance and then when it gets closer we book another month. We are very organised people, me and my girlfriend. Sometimes it doesn’t work in your favour – if you miss a cut and you want to go home. “I spend six days a week on a golf course and the other day sitting in a car for five or six hours or sitting at an airport for five or six hours. You are always on the go. And that week when you finally get to go home (to Orlando), I know it’s your home, but it still feels like a hotel because you’re only there for a week. So it’s almost like you get home, you get to wash your clothes in your own washing machine and shower and sit on your own toilet. (All that) doesn’t sound much but it kind of is. They’re the things you miss. Your own pillow.”

olf has been great for him financially. Has money changed his outlook on life? “No. I’m a bit of a tight arse when it comes to that sort of stuff. If I want something, I’ve got no problem going to get it. I have a house in Orlando, and that’s it. I’ve got a car over there.” Has he thought of joining Tiger Woods in buying a private jet? “No, mate. I could do it if I wanted to, but for me it’s not worth it. I don’t enjoy that kind of lifestyle. I’ve come from not much … that kind of stuff is not my personality. I’d rather … look after my family as much as I can.” Treats? “As stupid as it sounds, might buy my girlfriend and me a first-class ticket somewhere. Or we might go away for a weekend. I just don’t enjoy flashing my money around.” Lyle stays grounded, follows Melbourne in the AFL, loves to hang out with his mates when he can. Has the relationship with his friends changed since his success? “No, it’s exactly the same. I see my mates probably once a year, at Christmas, and we have a few beers and it’s like nothing’s ever changed. That’s awesome. One of my best mates is about to have a baby in about three weeks so they had a baby shower/housewarming last weekend. I was only there for a couple of hours, but I caught up with mates I hadn’t seen for two or three years.” As a kid Lyle looked up to Greg Norman. “It’s nice to be able to see him at golf tournaments and say hello to him and he knows who I am. He’s a good guy. Allenby’s now trying to take over Norman’s mantle as Australia’s best golfer. We’ve got a lot of good guys, Geoff Ogilvy, Adam Scott and some younger boys coming up, so it’s nice to be on the same tour as all those boys and watch them do well and hopefully they can watch me do well.” His health is good. “I haven’t seen my cancer doctor for three years now. Every year I go and see my GP in Shepparton and get blood tests for my own peace of mind. Haven’t had any problems, haven’t been sick. I’m doing all right.” Lyle has shown great courage in his battle. He now has everything in front of him, including plans to start a family. He’s doing more than all right.\

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» Jarrod Lyle finished equal fifth at six under par in the Australian Masters. His mentor and friend Robert Allenby finished equal eighth at three under. » we weLcoMe youR feedbAck @ www.theweeklyreview.com.au/interview December 1, 2010 \ The weekly review 13


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THE ICONIC  Le Louvre building on

Collins Street welcomed its new occupant a few weeks ago – the chic label from Amsterdam, Scotch & Soda. Originally starting out as a men’s fashion label, the Dutch brand now extends its laid-back cool to a women’s wear line called Maison Scotch La Femme Selon Marie, which was launched earlier this year and has now made its Melbourne debut. According to Peter McWhirter, the managing director of Scotch & Soda Australia, it was only a matter of time for the brand to find its way to the Paris end of Collins Street. It was during a trip to Melbourne that McWhirter stumbled across the former Le Louvre site and contacted its business owner, Georgina Weir. She gave him the real-estate agent’s details and a lease was signed for five years. The site has now been transformed into a Scotch & Soda concept shop – brimming with pieces that effortlessly come together in what can only be described as shabby-chic. It’s all about loose-fitting T-shirts, vintage wash denims, bohemian retro prints, lightweight tops and dresses. The clothes are keenly aimed at a 20 to

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30-something market. They borrow influences from all over the world – think of London, Paris and New York – to create a selection of clothing that hints at French sophistication and a spirited Dutch personality of “anything goes”. The label (which has been around since 1985) aligns itself with a trendy/youthful crowd – picture a university student who gets their look by combining a bit of mum and dad’s vintage gear with a hint of modern allure. The clothes appear effortlessly matched in the shop: there are worn-in jeans, T-shirts layered with fine scarves and tops matched with jackets (a la Kate Moss casual/smart look). You’ll find outfits that can be worn with heels or Converse Hi Tops, depending on your occasion. McWhirter brought the international label to Australia several years ago, opening a shop in Brisbane. Melbourne is now his second destination. “I saw the label in a Scotch & Soda shop in Hong Kong and rang the company in Amsterdam when I got back home,” McWhirter says of becoming the first to launch the product in Australia. “I flew to Amsterdam to have lunch with the owner and, after a productive two-hour lunch, he approved of me to open Scotch & Soda shops in Australia.”

To add to the kitsch personality of the concept shop, every purchase gets you a dandelion necklace and a small model of the Eiffel Tower. “The women’s range is especially adaptable to Melbourne,” says McWhirter. He believes the label’s casual and sophisticated look and use of quality fabrics at affordable prices is a winning combination. The shop has been compared to American chain Abercrombie & Fitch – both sharing a love of printed Ts scribbled in French, and distressed clothing. This summer the emphasis is on a collection that is all about delicate embroidery, handmade pieces from antique shops and a rustic new line of clothing. Scotch & Soda fuses the old with the new and shows no reason to hide its love of antique charm. It seems many shops are doing the fusion thing (we even have General Pants and Sportsgirl, who mix vintage with new). With shops around the world (there are reportedly 6000), it was only a matter of time before Scotch & Soda came to the fashion capital of Australia. We think it will fit in nicely. \

JANE ROCCA janerocca@mac.com

» www.scotch-soda.com Opening hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday noon-4pm


BY INDIA MAHDAVI

DHAV NAIDU helps you create the best smokey eyes

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BOBBI BROWN has released a LIMITED-EDITION SMOKEY EYE PALETTE ($90) for the festive season. My advice is to snap it up as soon as you can. Each palette comes with four perfect colours to easily blend and create the most alluring smokey eyes ever. RIMMEL LONDON COLOUR RUSH QUAD in Smokey Brun ($14.95) is one of the best brown palettes I have seen in a while and the price is just so perfect, so for a softer, more sensuous smokey-eye look, get this palette.

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• Do not use precise strokes. • Apply a primer to the eyelid. This helps shadow last longer and gives a smooth application, colours appear stronger;

falling shadow or apply your eye make-up first, before doing the rest of your face;

• Some top make-up artists also recommend sleeping with your eye liner to give the perfect nonchalant smokey eye.

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GUERLAIN 6 COLOURS EYESHADOW COLLECTION ($130) is really a piece of exquisite jewellery – the packaging, design and colours are sublime. Designed by renowned architect and designer India Mahdavi, the colours in this palette would entice anyone to pick up a brush. There are five palettes to choose from, and you’ll want every single one.

f there is one make-up look that could sum up alluring, it has to be the smokey eye. Women covet the look and men fall prey to a pair of beautifully darkened eyes. There is something intrinsic about the way in which women and beautifully darkened smokey eyes go together. It’s the look that combines sexiness, power, mystery and fun. And when the eyes have it, men, and even some women, go weak at the knees. For many women it’s not an easy look to achieve. I don’t know if this is because of the use of dark colours, the power of transformation involved or media hype of the degrees of difficulty involved. Yes, applying dark colours can be challenging at times, but it’s easy to master. Keep in mind it’s “just make-up”, and if it doesn’t look right, wipe it off and start again. \

• Smudge eye liner with a cotton bud or your fingers; • Apply some translucent powder around the base of lower lashes to catch any

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GIVENCHY LE PRISME YEUX MONO SHOWY BLACK NO1 ($49) is the perfect shadow for the smokey look. It has all the textures, intensities and gradations necessary. This is a must-have item for your make-up bag.

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Smoked out PRO TIPS

REVIEW\ BEAUTY SCRIBE

Two of the best shadow primers on the market right now are BENEFIT’S STAY PUT ($45), great for all colours, and POP BEAUTY SMOKEY EYE MAGNET PRIMER ($34.95). You need this if you want the sexiest, darkest smokey eyes.

This is the easiest way to perfect smokey eyes in three simple steps. Always apply make-up with a light hand: 1. Start with a gradation of colours from the same family. Apply the lightest shade from lash line to just below the eyebrows – all over the lid; 2. Apply the middle shade from lash line to the socket line, filling the whole area; and 3. The final and darkest shade should be applied all around the lash line – top and bottom. Perfect the look with a liner and several coats of mascara.

If you want the perfect eye liner, MAYBELLINE’S EYE STUDIO DRAMA EYE LINER ($16.95) is somewhere in between a pencil and a liquid liner. The texture makes it one of the easiest liners to control. The eggplant colour is a favourite.

PRIME TIME

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The Find

The Scoop

JULITA MERCADO CALABRIAN BERGAMOT FACIAL OIL 102 DRY SKIN ($129.95, 30ml) Julita Mercado the person is a rare breed. She is warm, enthusiastic, funny and totally passionate. Julita Mercado the products is – how can I put it – wow! Yes, one word, because it just works – no fuss, no drama and no unnecessary claims. The brand is just starting out and already it has legions of fans. My favourites are her face oils – yes, you read right – made with the most luxurious essential oils. Do not shy away from oils, as they make excellent moisturisers. Julita’s goes on beautifully and is absorbed immediately with no residue. A brand to certainly look out for. www.julitamercado.com

ESTEE LAUDER SOLIDS AND COMPACTS ($150-$650) Myer Melbourne I was sticky-beaking at the new Myer beauty floor and came across a long-time favourite – Estee Lauder’s Solid Perfumes and Compacts. These have become as traditional as Christmas pudding and Santa Claus and are collected by women around the world. A select few designs are released each year, to be snapped up immediately. What tweaked my curiosity is the special extra of having your name/message engraved on the compact for free, but only at Myer Melbourne. Now that is a gift with style.

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+182 GREEN BELT

PROPERTIES

WHERE TO LIVE\ COVER STORY

AGENTS INDEX\ BARRY PLANT BUCKINGHAM & CO

99-119 120-126

DARREN JONES

24-35

DAVID MCFARLANE FLETCHERS

85 44-55

GREG HOCKING

127

HOCKING STUART

74-84

JELLIS CRAIG

36-43

MARSHALL WHITE

43

MILES REAL ESTATE

56-72

MORRISON KLEEMAN

86-98

NOEL JONES

98

WOODARDS

73

WE LOVE IT\ P19

WHERE TO LIVE TEAM\

EDITORIAL SUBMISSIONS PROPERTY EDITOR \ MARIA HARRIS mharris@theweeklyreview.com.au M: 0409 009 766 TOM HYWOOD thywood@theweeklyreview.com.au M: 0425 532 092 LIAM CARTER editorial@theweeklyreview.com.au M: 0419 013 314 ADVERTISING INQUIRIES GENERAL MANAGER, SALES \ JASON WILLIAMS jwilliams@theweeklyreview.com.au M: 0422 145 390 DISTRIBUTION \ 1800 032 472 distribution@theweeklyreview.com.au The real estate cover story (right) and WE LOVE IT property reviews on the following pages have been visited by TWR journalists. AGENT’S CHOICE and OUT OF TOWN are real estate promotions provided by the agents unless tagged as written by a TWR journalist.

+AUCTION RESULTS ONLINE @

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SATURDAY 7PM 16 The weekly review \ December 1, 2010

THIS SPORTING

LIFESTYLE

Position, position, position is still the real-estate agent’s mantra. MARIA HARRIS discovers a house that gives it a new definition.

V

iew Road is a jewel in the Lower Plenty real-estate crown. Lined with grand houses on large blocks, it speaks of money. The atmosphere it conveys is one of rural tranquillity with wide grassy verges and the occasional post-and-rail fence. This whopper of a house occupies a select position near the end of the quiet no-through road on a 4070-square metre block just off Old Eltham Road. It’s a privileged position that has views over the trees and privacy. The house sits towards the rear of the superbly landscaped block at the end of a generous bitumen drive, which ends at a large turning circle and triple garage. But if you are fussy, there is also another garage. The clinker-brick house could almost qualify as a suburb in its own right. Large and spread over two levels, it has four bedrooms, three living areas, a home theatre, built-in bar, three bathrooms and a large self-contained office. Then there is the flood-lit championship-sized mod grass tennis court and a superb sapphire-blue self-cleaning swimming pool and spa. Life in Lower Plenty doesn’t get much better than this. The pool is surrounded by a wide terracotta-tiled al fresco entertainment area that would be a magnet to children of all ages in summer, especially after a couple of tough sets of tennis.

POSTCODE

3093

Every living area of this house overlooks a terrace or garden, the tennis court or pool. The elevated entry leads to a dining room with garden views on one side and to a large family room with an open fireplace against one wall. Bi-fold doors open from the carpeted family room to a large living room that doubles as a giant entertainment hub for the house. Now used as a home theatre, this room, with a well-appointed granite corner bar and stylish timber cabinets, looks like a great place to prop while watching the big screen. When fresh air is called for, guests need only slide open the glass doors to walk out to the terrace. With classic, clear café blinds and a view over the rolling green lawn and densely planted garden, the terrace effectively becomes an outdoor room and could be used year round. It then continues as a verandah, extending the full length of the upper level. Past the staircase, the informal meals area is separated from the kitchen by a generous black granite benchtop, which morphs into funky ‘80s-style curved corner table at one end. More granite surfaces and timber cabinets feature in the kitchen, and windows at the bench give a great view out to the pool and outdoor entertainment area. Down a hall from the kitchen, past the laundry and powder room, is the main bedroom with a tiled en suite and a spacious walk-in wardrobe and wall of built-ins. The carpeted staircase leads to the first floor, which


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DARREN JONES, 9432 2544 7 View Road, Lower Plenty Price: $1.5 million + Auction: December 4 at 3pm Fast facts: Large house, several living areas, home theatre, en suite, rumpus room/ teenager’s retreat, granite bar, granite kitchen, stainless steel appliances, open fireplace, ducted heating and cooling, spacious covered terrace, solarand gas-heated, salt-chlorinated swimming pool, mod grass tennis court, al fresco entertaining, beautifully landscaped lush garden, elite address.

LOWER PLENTY 13.9 KILOMETRES FROM THE CBD

is a great place for the kids to hang out. Not only are there three good-sized bedrooms and a bathroom with spa bath but past the study nook is a fantastic teenager’s retreat or rumpus room. With a black granite bench along one wall, a sink and an underbench fridge, this room provides an area for teenagers to have their own space. Sliding doors open to a full-width balcony that overlooks the tennis court and gardens. On the lower-ground level – reached by the stairs and also from the triple garage – is a large office that would suit a person running a business from home. With the relaxed lifestyle offered by this property, space and its sought-after location, no wonder position, position, position remains a favourite real-estate mantra. \

A semi-rural suburb on the north-eastern outskirts of Melbourne, Lower Plenty sits at the junction of the Plenty and Yarra rivers. One of the enduring and dominant features of the town centre is the Heidelberg Golf Club, where members and their guests have been chasing that little white ball since 1929. Another popular spot is the Lower Plenty Hotel on Main Road. The strip shopping centre near the corner of Main Road and Para Road has a lot of small, independent businesses that include restaurants, bakeries, fish-and-chip shop, florist, supermarket, takeaway food shops, a chemist and hairdresser. Several support organisations such as Odyssey House have centres in the area. As the name of the long-established golf club suggests, Lower Plenty adjoins Heidelberg, home in the late 19th century of the famous Heidelberg School of art. Most of the population of Lower Plenty – 30 per cent – are aged 40-59. At the other end of the scale, just 5 per cent of Lower Plenty’s residents are aged between babies and children up to four years old.

“A REAL LIFESTYLE PROPERTY WITH LOVELY GROUNDS, TENNIS COURT, POOL ON A WONDERFUL 0.4 OF A HECTARE BLOCK CLOSE TO ALL FACILITIES. YOU DON’T GET THIS TOO OFTEN.” DARREN JONES – AGENT

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POSTCODE

3089

WE LOVE IT

Space, tranquillity and stunning views make these houses so appealing, writes FRANCESCA CARTER.

DIAMOND CREEK Greenery and spectacular views are the cornerstones of this excellent double-storey house. The front is open and welcoming, with a sweeping driveway and landscaped front garden. The façade is classic Federation style with a pitched roofline, decorative iron lace and a sensational balcony. The balcony wraps around the whole house, providing a seamless transition from the living rooms to the outside areas.

Inside, there are lots of lovely little touches – a timber kitchen, decorative ceiling roses, open fireplaces and wallpaper. Positioned at the northern end of the house, the living room has natural light and splendid views. The owners built the house in 1995 and have paid meticulous attention to detail. For example, in the main bedroom there is a specific location for the bed, and the downstairs toolshed has a levered door so wheelbarrows and other machinery can have smooth access to the backyard.

On the ground floor there is a secluded den, which also has a large laundry, a separate powder room and a workshop that can be used as a studio, wine cellar or tool shed. It opens up to a paved courtyard, providing a lovely area for a summer soirée. For those who have friends staying, the separate guest house is sure to be very appealing. Equipped with two bedrooms, a fully functioning kitchen, living room and bathroom, it has a shaded outlook onto manicured green lawns. \

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POSTCODE

3088

3089

GREENSBOROUGH 4

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BARRY PLANT, 9467 5444 5 Symons Crescent Price: $735,000 – $785,000 Sale by set date: December 7 at 6pm

There is elegance and style in this Greensborough house, apparent in the layout, fittings and fixtures. Part of the new St Helena estate, the house has a winning street appeal – palm trees and manicured lawns create a tropical, relaxed atmosphere. With open living areas and an abundance of windows, the whole house has been designed to let in plenty of light. The back living area has polished timber floorboards and a neutral colour palette. Sliding glass doors open to a raised outside terrace, perfect for barbecues. It overlooks a stunning landscaped garden that has a wonderful al fresco area with a Balinese-inspired roof. Four large bedrooms ensure plenty of room for big families. Three of them have built-in wardrobes, while the master bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe.\ 18 The weekly review \ December 1, 2010

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HOCKING STUART, 9432 1988 43 Perversi Avenue Price: $870,000 – $950,000 Auction: December 4 at 2pm

BUCKINGHAM AND COMPANY, 9435 0999 6 Happy Valley Rise Price: $520,000 + Sale by tender: Closing December 14 at 6pm

Standing proudly at the top of the hill, this double-storey house has spectacular panoramic views of Diamond Creek. From the street, a sweeping driveway leads to the ground floor, which comprises three light-filled bedrooms, a kitchen, study, rumpus room and bathroom. Each of the bedrooms has a built-in wardrobe with a full-length mirror – this accentuates the feeling of spaciousness and enhances natural light. On the second floor, the living room flows seamlessly through to the outside sheltered al fresco area, which is an ideal spot for relaxing and entertaining on warm summer days. The kitchen is a highlight, with a sophisticated colour palette and a built-in wine rack. The main bedroom is large and has a walk-in wardrobe and en suite with a spa bath. \


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HURSTBRIDGE Artshed Hilltin is a majestic property with spectacular valley views. Set on 7.3 hectares, it has a solar-heated pool and spa, an artist’s studio, guest house, sculpture park, cubby house and a dam with a paved patio.. Built in the 1970s, the double-storey house is a real tribute to the old mud-brick layers of Eltham. Made entirely from natural materials, the house successfully blends into its natural surroundings – from the solid mud-brick walls to the staircase made of jarrah that came from the Axedale rail bridge. The main entrance of the house opens onto a spacious family living area, which is centred on an open fireplace. The timber kitchen is practical with stone benchtops, plenty of cupboards, a butler’s pantry and stainless steel appliances. It also features a wood-fired cooker from the Bendigo Hotel. Hand-crafted timber stairs lead to four bedrooms. A fully tiled bathroom caters to this area of the house. Downstairs, a double timber door opens to the “adult wing”, which consists of a downstairs formal living room, a private study and a bar. There is also the main bedroom which has a sauna, en suite and walk-in wardrobe. The upstairs loft-style rumpus room has a fully functional kitchen and bar. A back doorway, leads to an artist’s studio and home office. Upstairs from the studio is a contemporary twobedroom apartment that has been used for the past two years as a bed-and-breakfast. \

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MORRISON KLEEMAN, 9431 2444 40 Hoebergin Lane Price: $1.3 million – $1.4 million Expressions of interest: Closing December 8 at 5pm

VALUE OF A HOUSE DEPRECIATES, JUST LIKE A NEW CAR land VALUING is difficult enough, but

there are even more variables when it comes to getting a consistent opinion of the market value of an actual building. We always counsel long-term, passive investors to buy purely on land value with a “free” home, or to buy proven popular houses such as Victorians and Edwardians as opposed to new houses. Why? Buildings are very much like clothes: they are fashion statements and, as we know, things go in and out of fashion. Many of us love period houses now, but in the 1960s the thinking was to modernise them. In the process, a number of classic buildings were destroyed. Similarly, Art Deco was loved in the 1920s and ’30s but now has a limited following – a very passionate following with buyers who will pay strong prices, but limited nonetheless. The value of many houses depreciates, just as a new car does the moment it is driven from the showroom. If half your money is spent on the house (the other half on the land) and that house goes out of favour, as many do (such as the recent fad for Georgian reproduction houses), then

while the land component may be growing in value, the other half of your money is working in a negative direction. To demonstrate, here are the opinions of four “agents” on the value of a 25-square 1970s house with an en suite and double garage on a nice block in Melbourne’s inner suburbs. Ms Artina Deco: $400,000

“I think this house will be bought by an overseas buyer, who would consider this a good, solid home.” Sir Eddy Wardian: $300,000

“I think this house will be bought by a new-home buyer and renovated to new. My estimate of value when renovated is $700,000 and I think it will cost $400,000 to renovate – therefore it is worth $300,000.” Mr Victor Rian: $200,000

“I think this house will be bought by an investor who will get a 3 per cent rental return, so I have based my calculation on that.” Cal Bung: Zip – $0

“I think this house will be bought by a developer who will bulldoze and put up units.”

“BUILDINGS ARE LIKE CLOTHES: THINGS GO IN AND OUT OF FASHION.” ●

As for me, my opinion of the market value of this house would depend on where it is located. If it were Balwyn I’d say $300,000 to $400,000, because that’s how overseas buyers from China and India have been assessing similar houses recently. But if I were in Brighton or Toorak, I’d say between zero and $200,000 because there it is more likely to be bulldozed and the site developed. Many great homes in Toorak have no value because they are bulldozed by a new owner with plenty of funds who wants to make their own footprint. While there are no set-in-stone rules in building-value assessment, here are a few guidelines that we follow; ●

New houses we calculate at replacement value; Near-new houses we calculate at replacement value minus a cosmetic update cost; Houses 20-50 years old depend on the

suburb. And a way of getting a handle on values is to build a database of comparable (similar) sales, subtract what you consider to be land values and build a range of how the market values houses; 1940s to 1970s houses without architectural merit – zero. With merit – difficult! Pre-1930s period houses that need to be completely gutted – a token amount, depending on size; Pre-1930s period houses that need some work – completed value less estimated renovation value; Pre-1930s period houses that have been completely renovated – compare to others in area. If this is not easy, then we value such a house as we would if it were a new house at the replacement cost of a new house of similar quality and size.

Valuing homes and land and emotion is the pursuit of perfection by the imperfect but the closer you get, the better your decisions and strategies can be. MAL JAMES Principal Buyer Advocate 0408 107 988 \ 9804 3133 WE ONLY BUY HOMES www.james.net.au

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WHERE TO LIVE\ AGENTS’ CHOICE

POSTCODE

3079

IVANHOE 3

2

POSTCODE

Miles Real Estate 9497 3222

POSTCODE

Hocking Stuart Greensborough 9432 1988

3079

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3088

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91 The Boulevard, Ivanhoe ................................................................. Price: $1.25 million - $1.35 million ................................................................. Auction Saturday December 11 at noon .................................................................

1/143 Karringal Drive, Briar Hill ................................................................. Price: $595,000 - $ 654,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday December 4 at 3pm .................................................................

High above river treetops sweeping over parkland to a beautiful mountain backdrop, this four-bedroom, two-bathroom 1930s residence stands tall on 631sqm (approx). With dual Scotts Parade frontage, it presents a rare lifestyle opportunity. Let's eat lunch @ Floyd, 111 Upper Heidelberg Rd Let's eat dinner @ Va Tutto, 226 Upper Heidelberg Rd Let's drink coffee @ Brown Bag, 9/149 Upper Heidelberg Rd

Don´t miss out on these three new beautifully built weatherboard townhouses, each featuring a master bedroom on the ground floor and two additional bedrooms upstairs. Let's eat lunch @ Urban Grooves Café, 99 Grimshaw St Let's eat dinner @ Eos Greek Tavern, 83 Grimshaw St Let's drink coffee @ Holey Moley Gourmet Coffee, 134 Main St

MILES REAL ESTATE, 9497 3222 57 Livingstone Street

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Price: $1 million – $1.1 million Auction: December 11 at 2pm

Beautiful gardens complement this attractive property. The architect-designed extension goes perfectly with the original 1904 character of the house. A lovely wide hallway with exquisite wall and ceiling detail leads past two front bedrooms that have front garden views. Also off the hall are a sitting room, spacious family bathroom with classic fittings and a third bedroom that has a brick-framed open fireplace. The extension features a bathroom/laundry, open kitchen/dining/family area as well as a hidden study behind the dining area. Modern appliances and a butler’s pantry complete the kitchen. Floor-to-ceiling windows surround the family area, filling it with natural light and providing views of the back garden. A picturesque backyard with an al fresco dining area adds to the residence’s undeniable charm. A shed provides storage. Ducted heating, air-conditioning, storage space and plentiful off-street parking are more features of this property. \ TOM HYWOOD

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Buckingham & Company Greensborough 9435 0999

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Barry Plant Ivanhoe 9499 7992

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Woodards Ivanhoe 9499 1276

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Jellis Craig Ivanhoe 9490 2900

3095

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3079

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3081

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3084

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27 Dandallo Drive, Eltham ................................................................. Price: $590,000 + ................................................................. Private sale .................................................................

3/89 Beatty Street, Ivanhoe ................................................................. Price: $500,000 - $550,000 ................................................................. Sale by Set Date: Tuesday December 7 at 6pm .................................................................

44 Porter Road, Heidelberg Heights ................................................................. Price: Price on application ................................................................. Auction Saturday December 18 at 11.30am .................................................................

5 Warringal Place/118 Banksia St, Heidelberg ................................................................. Price: $1.65 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday December 4 at 11am .................................................................

Poised within the highly coveted St Helena College zone, this magnificent residence embraced by expansive picturesque gardens is a house any family would be proud to own.

Set to the rear of a complex of only three, this trendy villa features low-maintenance al fresco living, designer kitchen, separate dining area, lounge room flowing through to a covered outdoor entertainment area, a large renovated bathroom plus garage. Let's eat lunch @ Rocket, 144 Upper Heidelberg Road Let's eat dinner @ Va Tutto, 226 Upper Heidelberg Road Let's drink coffee @ Zanetti, 132 Upper Heidelberg Road

On 927sqm (approx), this cottage offers a formal lounge, refurbished kitchen/meals and bathroom with chic modern decor and polished boards featured throughout. Ideal as an investment or further subdivision (STCA). Let's eat lunch @ The Pancake Parlour 1/1-5 Murray Rd Let's eat dinner @ Baan Thai 137 Lower Plenty Rd Let's drink coffee @ Cafe Burgundy 138 Burgundy St

Two titles on about 0.2 of a hectare (two street frontages). Four bedrooms, heated pool, tennis court, self-contained single dwelling with separate access via Banksia Street, entertainment area, study, family, living, rumpus and auto double carport. Let's eat lunch @ Korung Lunch Box, 33 Korong Road Let's eat dinner @ Vyve, 184 Burgundy Street Let's drink coffee @ Cafe Matto, 136 Burgundy Street

Let's eat lunch @ Alta Vita, 906 Main Street Let's eat dinner @ Mercer's Restaurant, 732 Main Road Let's drink coffee @ Volumes, Commercial Place 20 The weekly review \ December 1, 2010


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3084

HEIDELBERG 4

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Morrison Kleeman Greensborough 9435 7666

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Barry Plant Diamond Creek 9438 1133

3088

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7 Bayonne Close, Greensborough ................................................................. Price: $530,000 - $580,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday December 11 at 2pm .................................................................

19 Everard Street, Diamond Creek ................................................................. Price: $720,000 - $780,000 ................................................................. Sale by Negotiation .................................................................

This substantial house has places for parents, kids and room to entertain inside and out all year round will certainly impress with its family-friendly proportions. Close to all amenities, there is nothing to do but move in and enjoy. Let's eat lunch @ Urban Grooves, 99 Grimshaw Street Let's eat dinner @ Peppercorn Thai, 81 Grimshaw Street Let's drink coffee @ Holey Moley Coffee, 2/134 Main Road

Perfect for the family that enjoys space, style, comfort and entertaining. Living areas flow into a large al fresco area and five bedrooms allow room to spread out. Magnificent kitchen, rumpus, fireplaces, bar, en suite, A/C and workshop. Let's eat lunch @ Platters Cafe, 1/67 Main Hurstbridge Rd Let's eat dinner @ Nari Thai, 8/72 Main Hurstbridge Rd Let's drink coffee @ Creeks Cafe, 29-35 Chute St

JELLIS CRAIG, 9490 2900 5 Warringal Place Price: $1.65 million + Auction: December 4 at 11am

This family paradise is set on 2020 square metres. With just one previous owner, the residence has been kept in optimum condition. A well-proportioned double-storey house, it has a formal living and dining area, four bedrooms, fitted study, family/meals/kitchen area, conservatory dining/bar, pool, pool house, tennis court, remote-controlled double garage and four bathrooms. The main bedroom, with a private terrace, built-in wardrobe, walk-in wardrobe and dual en suite, is a brilliant parents’ retreat. A balcony on the second level has stunning views of the park, which is on front doorstep. The kitchen has been designed to maximise the space and has generous benchtops and state-of-the-art Gaggenau and Miele appliances. The pool house/retreat is a superb hangout for the children, with a fully self-contained kitchen, shower and access to a remote-controlled garage. Well-organised landscaping adds to the property’s charm. \ TOM HYWOOD

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where to live\ agents’ choice POSTCODE

Darren Jones 9432 2544

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Barry Plant Rosanna 9459 8111

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Fletchers Eltham 9430 1111

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Miles Real Estate 9497 3222

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9 Zannon Crescent, Doreen ................................................................. Price: $800,000 + ................................................................. For sale .................................................................

27 Grantham Road, Viewbank ................................................................. Price: $600,000 - $660,000 ................................................................. Sale by Set Date: Tuesday December 14 at 6pm .................................................................

8 Wallaby Court, Plenty ................................................................. Price: $0.980 million - $1.125 million ................................................................. Expressions of Interest by Tuesday December 14 .................................................................

54 Grove Road, Rosanna ................................................................. Price: $780,000 - $830,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday December 18 at 11am .................................................................

On more than 0.2 of a hectare, this substantial four-bedroom, two-bathroom house is perfect for every aspect of family life. With expansive formal and informal zones, it is ideal for those seeking exceptional indoor/outdoor living. Let's eat lunch @ Laurimar Cafe, 25 Hazel Glen Drive Let's eat dinner @ Uday Indian, 95 Hazel Glen Drive Let's drink coffee @ Bean About, 95 Hazel Glen Drive

Quality house with split-level design, openplan living, large robed bedrooms, formal lounge, dining room, family/meals area, modern kitchen, study, decked entertainment area, polished boards plus updated en suite and main bathroom. Let's eat lunch @ Mangiamo, 121 Lower Plenty Road Let's eat dinner @ Baan Thai, 137 Lower Plenty Road Let's drink coffee @ Scooters, 133 Lower Plenty Road

This elegant attic-style residence with classic architectural elements and imposing street presence offers expansive living areas and beautifully appointed accommodation that will cater perfectly for your family throughout the years. Let's eat lunch @ Rivers Cafe, 28 Kurrak Rd Let's eat dinner @ Cielo Blue Restaurant, 206 Yan Yean Rd Let's drink coffee @ Vivere , 2/ 795 Plenty Rd

Tastefully extended and renovated, four double bedrooms and study, stylish en suite, Smeg, stone kitchen, opening onto the generous entertainer's patio. Ducted heating, evap. cooling and a secure timber fence with automated gate. Let's eat lunch @ Mangiamo 121 Lower Plenty Road Let's eat dinner @ Baan Thai 137 Lower Plenty Road Let's drink coffee @ Scooters 133 Lower Plenty Road

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Morrison Kleeman Eltham 9431 2444

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Miles Real Estate 9497 3222

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Hocking Stuart Greensborough 9432 1988

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Barry Plant Bundoora 9467 5444

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131 Pitt Street, Eltham ................................................................. Price: $680,000 - $730,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday December 11 at noon .................................................................

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67a Hailes Street, Greensborough ................................................................. Price: $530,000 - $580,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday December 18 at noon .................................................................

32 Norfolk Crescent, Bundoora ................................................................. Price: $435,000 - $475,000 ................................................................. Sale by Set Date: Tuesday December 21 at 6pm .................................................................

Situated moments from Greensborough Plaza, trains and schools, this near-new three-bedroom, two-bathroom house offers open-plan kitchen/dining and family room, paved courtyard with landscaped gardens, Vogue kitchen and large living room. Let's eat lunch @ Urban Grooves, 99 Grimshaw Street Let's eat dinner @ Peppercorn Thai, 81 Grimshaw Street Let's drink coffee @ Holey Moley Coffee, 2/134 Main Street

Immaculate presentation, high ceilings, formal lounge dining, timber kitchen with stainless steel appliances, meals area, three large bedrooms with built-in robes, D/H, A/C, manicured gardens, rear pergola, garage and carport. Brilliant location. Let's eat lunch @ Cafe Lucio, Shop 9, Coles Centre Let's eat dinner @ Bundoora Hotel, 49 Plenty Road Let's drink coffee @ Bundoora Bakery, 5 Dennison Mall

1 This rendered house, known to locals as The Tulip House for the little touch of Holland it brings each July, blends fine design in a location that puts all that Eltham has to offer within easy reach. Let's eat lunch @ Burger Lounge, 902 Main Road Let's eat dinner @ Walks Bar Cafe, 1 Pryor Street Let's drink coffee @ Sugar Kube, 5 Midway Arc/972 Main Road 22 The weekly review \ December 1, 2010

A chance to enter the market with this delightful two-bedroom double-fronted house with own title. Excellent opportunity for investors or first buyers. Comprising lounge, kitchen/meals. An original period house that exudes character. Let's eat lunch @ Mangiamo, 121 Lower Plenty Road Let's eat dinner @ Baan Thai, 137 Lower Plenty Road Let's drink coffee @ Scooters, 133 Lower Plenty Road


WHERE TO LIVE\ GREEN BELT PROPERTY LISTINGS ADDRESS

AGENT PAGE

BELLFIELD 10 Plunkett St 32 Perkins Ave 21 Davidson St

Hocking Stuart 79 Hocking Stuart 79 Barry Plant 115

BUNDOORA 28 Boston Rd Darren Jones 26 4 Dendaryl Dve Fletchers 49 32 Norfolk Cres Barry Plant 118 189 Greenwood Dve Buckingham & Co 121 2/3 Coyne Walk Buckingham & Co 124

DIAMOND CREEK 43 Perversi Ave Hocking Stuart 80 19 Diamond Views Dve Barry Plant 116 41 David Hockney Dve Barry Plant 117 6 Happy Valley Rise Buckingham & Co 124

DOREEN 9 Zannon Cres Darren Jones 32 194 Hazel Glen Dve Fletchers 52 3 Berkshire St Morrison Kleeman 98 7 Rural Plc Barry Plant 106 Lot 514 Painted Hills Rd Barry Plant 116

EAGLEMONT Miles Real Estate Noel Jones

63 98

ELTHAM 103 Kalbar Rd Fletchers 17 Porter St Fletchers 2/3 Cromwell St Fletchers 1/7 Souter St Fletchers 2/15 Coleman Cres Fletchers 1 & 2/3 Brownes Cres David McFarlane 8 Sunray Crt Morrison Kleeman 131 Pitt St Morrison Kleeman 11 Marlow Plc Morrison Kleeman 2 Doodson Crt Morrison Kleeman 5 Penrith Crt Morrison Kleeman 1/112 Bridge St Morrison Kleeman 13 Helene St Morrison Kleeman 76 Franklin St Morrison Kleeman 129 Pitt St Morrison Kleeman 32 Beard St Barry Plant 41 Zig Zag Rd Barry Plant 47 View Hill Cres Barry Plant 7 Walsh St Barry Plant

3095

9 Ungara Close 42 Weidlich Rd

22 Haldane Rd

9 River St Darren Jones 33 12 Lorraine Dve Fletchers 52 1/143 Karringal Dve Hocking Stuart 74 38 Beaconsfield Rd Buckingham & Co 123

POSTCODE

ELTHAM NORTH ELTHAM SOUTH

BRIAR HILL

14 Warne St 7 Mossman Dve

8 Elsa Crt 1234 Main Rd 2/1599-1601 Main Rd

45 47 50 51 53 85 90 91 92 94 94 95 96 97 98 105 107 107 108

GREENSBOROUGH

67 Tallow Wood Dve 22 Paterson Cres 2/180 Nell St 8 Mulgowrie Crt 224 St Helena Rd 15 Strickland Crt 67a Hailes St 1 Anama St 7 Bayonne Close 31 Booyan Cres 80 Nell St 65 Sainsbury Ave 5 Symon Cres 86 Warralong Ave 1/85 Greenhill Rd

HEIDELBERG

5 Warringal Plc 72 Beverley Rd 11 Cleve Gve 1-6/5 Vine St 45 Quinn St 6 Louise St 1/91 Rosanna Rd 88 Buckingham Dve 7/8-10 Jika St 15 Almay Gve 4/58 Banksia St

Barry Plant 114 Barry Plant 115 Barry Plant 115

Morrison Kleeman Morrison Kleeman

92 95

Morrison Kleeman

93

Darren Jones Darren Jones Darren Jones Darren Jones Fletchers Fletchers Hocking Stuart Hocking Stuart Morrison Kleeman Morrison Kleeman Morrison Kleeman Barry Plant Barry Plant Buckingham & Co Buckingham & Co

29 30 34 35 49 54 75 80 96 97 97 108 118 122 126

Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Miles Real Estate Miles Real Estate Miles Real Estate Miles Real Estate Miles Real Estate Miles Real Estate Miles Real Estate Miles Real Estate Hocking Stuart

36 41 58 60 64 64 65 65 66 70 81

Jellis Craig 42 Miles Real Estate 69 Miles Real Estate 69 Woodards 73 Barry Plant 100 Barry Plant 110 Barry Plant 115

HEIDELBERG WEST

5 Malacca St Miles Real Estate 71 Shop 14 The Mall, cnr Bell St & Oriel Rd Miles Real Estate 71 14 Korong Rd Miles Real Estate 72 42 Mologa Rd Miles Real Estate 72 173 Southern Rd Barry Plant 106

HURSTBRIDGE

40 Hoebergin Ln 1 Kenarra Crt

IVANHOE

86 Ivanhoe Pde 43 Jellicoe St

IVANHOE EAST

252 The Boulevard Jellis Craig 89 Burke Rd North Jellis Craig 301 The Boulevard Marshall White 15 Otterington Gve Fletchers 248 The Boulevard Miles Real Estate 295 Lower Heidelberg Rd Miles Real Estate

Morrison Kleeman 88 Barry Plant 114

Jellis Craig Jellis Craig

39 41

LOWER PLENTY

7 View Rd 36 Rosehill Rd 236 Old Eltham Rd 318 Main Rd

MACLEOD

31 Broadford Cres 20 Hester Walk 28 Dunvegan Cres 52 Wungan St 17 Lookout Rise 3 Clara St 35 Vincent St 6/34 Fairlie Ave

MILL PARK

2 Sawrey Plc

MONTMORENCY 38 Cressy St 1/21 Helwig Ave 2/71 Airlie Rd 64 Cressy St 10 McCarthy Gve 3 / 29 Baldwin Ave 6 McCarthy Gve 2/230 Rattray Rd 62 Coventry St

PLENTY

23 Kurrak Rd 28 Craig Rd 0 Kurrak Rd

89 BURKE ROAD NORTH, IVANHOE EAST Agent: Jellis Craig, 9490 2900 Auction: December 4 at 3pm Price: $1 MILLION +

38 40 43 46 56

8 Wallaby Crt 102 Browns Ln 150 Memorial Dve

68

Fletchers 44 Morrison Kleeman 86 Barry Plant 104

RESEARCH

KANGAROO GROUND 235 Westering Rd 45 Graham Rd

HEIDELBERG HEIGHTS 9 Haig St 102 Edwin St 16 Bamfield Rd 44 Porter Rd 60 St Hellier St 1/26 Myrtle St 8 Shakespeare Gve

5/7 Waverley Ave Jellis Craig 43 14 Russell St Miles Real Estate 57 201 Waterdale Rd Miles Real Estate 59 57 Livingstone St Miles Real Estate 61 4 Ailsa Gve Miles Real Estate 62 91 The Boulevard Miles Real Estate 62 1/6 Rocke St Miles Real Estate 70 13 Merther Rd Miles Real Estate 70 N402/3 Kiernan Ave Hocking Stuart 76 47 Ivanhoe Pde Hocking Stuart 81 308/3 Kiernan Ave Hocking Stuart 82 Shop 1/72 Upper Heidelberg Rd Hocking Stuart 82 5/123 Waterdale Rd Hocking Stuart 83 148B Ford St Barry Plant 109 3/89 Beatty St Barry Plant 109

Fletchers Morrison Kleeman

16 Finnigan St 21 Maroong Dve 1610 Main Rd 17 Research Ave 35 Gum Tree Rd

55 89

Darren Jones 24 Morrison Kleeman 87 Morrison Kleeman 93 Buckingham & Co 125

Fletchers Woodards Hocking Stuart Hocking Stuart Barry Plant Barry Plant Barry Plant Buckingham & Co

48 73 83 84 102 103 113 126

Darren Jones

35

Darren Jones Darren Jones Fletchers Barry Plant Barry Plant Barry Plant Buckingham & Co

33 35 54 105 114 114 119

ROSANNA

21 Maxine Dve 3 Daintree Plc 10 Lesay Dve

1

WARRANDYTE David McFarlane

85

WATSONIA 12/53-55 Devonshire Rd Darren Jones 35 19 Yerrawa Dve Buckingham & Co 123

WATSONIA NORTH 42 Hakea St

Barry Plant 119

WATTLE GLEN 1 Mannish Rd

Darren Jones

32

YALLAMBIE

Level 87/7 Riverside Quay Greg Hocking 127

Fletchers 51 Hocking Stuart 77 Barry Plant 117

29 Aminya Cres 7 Bundy Crt

Hocking Stuart 84 Buckingham & Co 122

YARRAMBAT 108 Worns Ln

Darren Jones

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27 28 31

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

ELTHAM 3

42 63 66 67 70 71 101 110 111 111 120

SOUTHBANK ST HELENA

21 Eamon Dve Miles Real Estate 67 14 Royston St Miles Real Estate 68 40 Old Lower Plenty Rd Hocking Stuart 78 27 Grantham Rd Barry Plant 112 43 Somerset Dve Barry Plant 112 6 Kuranga Rd Barry Plant 113

72-88 Johansons Rd

3/75 Ellesmere Pde Jellis Craig 55 Grandview Gve Miles Real Estate 1/79 Ellesmere Pde Miles Real Estate 54 Grove Rd Miles Real Estate 1/18 Pyalong Ave Miles Real Estate 17/77 McCrae Rd Miles Real Estate 194 Mountain View Pde Barry Plant 72 Lower Plenty Rd Barry Plant 1/23 Ruthven St Barry Plant 4/77 Invermay Gve Barry Plant 16 McAuley Dve Buckingham & Co

Buckingham & Co 121 Buckingham & Co 125

Darren Jones Darren Jones Darren Jones

Fletchers 50 Fletchers 53 David McFarlane 85 Barry Plant 99 Barry Plant 104

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FLETCHERS, 9430 1111 2/15 Coleman Crescent Price: $430,000 – $490,000 Expressions of interest: Closing December 7

Hidden in a leafy pocket of Eltham, this brick house provides a relaxing lifestyle along with absolute privacy. A wraparound balcony provides a glorious haven of those warm summer days and is perfect for family barbecues or evening entertainment. The interior is high quality and has been kept in immaculate condition. The large, well-designed is kitchen equipped with modern appliances and a butler’s pantry. Floor-to-ceiling windows surround the kitchen/meals area, admitting abundant natural light. The three bedrooms feature built-in wardrobes and large windows. Towards the rear of the property is a powder room and laundry, with access to the single-car remote-controlled garage. Focusing on the perfect mixture of indoor and outdoor living, this property has an elegant ambience. \ TOM HYWOOD December 1, 2010 \ The weekly review 23


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94 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough

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LOWER PLENTY 7 View Road

Resort Living with Designer Style An acre (approx) of lush landscaped gardens, tennis court and pool and spa surrounded by an extensive outdoor precinct deliver resort style living to this substantial luxury home. Comprising four bedrooms, three bathrooms, four living areas, (one with granite bar) and a huge home office, it will suit those looking for the best in relaxed easy living. • Ducted heating and cooling • Granite kitchen with stainless steel appliances • Garaging for four cars • Quiet no through road in a sought after pocket • Spacious terrace with café curtains for year round use • Expansive out door entertainment precinct Auction Land Inspect

This Saturday December 4 at 3.00pm 4070 sqm Approx Thursday 6.00 - 6.30pm Saturday from 2.30pm Contact James Park 0407 155 541, Darren Jones 0425 717 111 Website ID 106963056

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BUNDOORA 28 Boston Road

Perfectly Positioned for Family Living Fresh paint and new carpets enhance this perfectly presented home offering easy access to Parade and Loyola College´s, the lifestyle benefits of Beenak Park, shops and public transport. With three bedrooms, study, expansive living dining and outdoor entertainment zone it provides relaxed family living. • Fresh paint, new carpet • Polished timber floors • Updated kitchen • Ducted heating and split system air conditioning • Private rear yard • Walk to private and public schools

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Auction Land Inspect Contact

94 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough

Saturday December 18 at 12.30pm 570 sqm Approx Thursday 5.00 - 5.30pm Saturday 11.00 - 11.30am Ashley Croall 0417 522 941

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PLENTY Lot 5, 33 - 51 Kurrak Road - Plenty Gorge Acres

Innovative Design for Fabulous Family Living This stunning new home in exclusive "Plenty Gorge Acres" delivers family living of substantial proportions. Top quality fixtures, fittings and finishes enhance expansive formal and informal living rooms (both opening to decks), four bedrooms, three bathrooms, study and kitchen with Smeg appliances. • Ducted heating and refrigerated cooling • Three bathrooms • Innovative architectural design • Within easy reach of Greensborough and St Helena • Triple car garage • Fantastic blend of accommodation and entertainment spaces

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For Sale Land Inspect Contact

94 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough

$1,300,000 4455 sqm Saturday 1.00 - 1.30pm Gordon Armit 0407 801 979 Darren Jones 0425 717 111

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PLENTY 28 Craig Road

Enticing Contemporary Opulence This Engelhart Home offers unparalleled quality and luxury appointments. Gourmet kitchen with Miele and Ilve appliances, casual living, theatre room with wet bar and servery to al fresco, rumpus room, four bedrooms and two bathrooms offering 5 star hotel opulence deliver an enviable lifestyle. • Polished Tasmanian Oak floors • Ducted heating, refrigerated cooling and vacuum • Double garage with workshop and storage mezzanine • Main with double shower to ensuite and dressing room • Utility room with benches and cupboards • Extensive use of granite

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Auction Land Inspect Contact Website ID

94 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough

This Saturday December 4 at 12.30pm 1166 sqm Wednesday 6.00 - 6.30pm Saturday from 12.00pm James Park 0407 155 541 Darren Jones 0425 717 111 106963053

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GREENSBOROUGH 67 Tallow Wood Drive

Substantial Spaces, Enticing Opportunity This substantial home in the St Helena College Zone is dedicated to family living and entertaining and offers scope for future improvements if desired. Formal and informal living, rumpus with wet bar, four bedrooms, three bathrooms and study are complemented by an alfresco area adjacent to pool and spa. • Ducted heating, cooling and vacuum • Main bedroom with ensuite and balcony access • Formal living and family room opening to balcony • Double garage with workshop space • Asko dishwasher and Whirlpool cookware • Within easy reach of all desired amenities

darrenjones.com.au

Auction Inspect Contact Website ID

94 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough

Saturday December 18 at 2.00pm Wenesday 5.00 - 5.30pm Saturday 1.30 - 2.00pm James Park 0407 155 541 Darren Jones 0425 717 111 106997797

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GREENSBOROUGH 22 Paterson Crescent

Enviable Location, Enduring Appeal This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home is situated just a short walk from Greensborough station, shops, schools and Willinda Park. Perfect for first home buyers, it offers formal living dining, spacious informal living and a large alfresco area. Comfortable now, it provides the scope for future enhancement • Gas ducted heating • Polished timber floors and decorative cornice • Three toilets • Outdoor entertainment area overlooking child friendly yard • Double carport • Ensuite to main bedroom

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Auction Land Inspect Contact Website ID

94 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough

Saturday December 18 at 11.00am 640 sqm approx Wednesday 6.00 - 6.30pm Saturday 10.00 - 10.30am Ashley Croall 0417 522 941 107005375

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WATTLE GLEN 1 Mannish Road

Relaxing Sanctuary Offering Space, Style and a Swim Spa This entertainers´ haven boasts three bedrooms, two bathrooms and stone kitchen with stainless steel appliances overlooking generously proportioned open plan living. An expansive outdoor precinct offers relaxing areas including thatched roof bar adjacent to swim spa for fabulous living all year round. • Central to Hurstbridge and Diamond Creek • 300 metres to Wattle Glen Station • Ducted heating, split system air conditioning • Two double garages • 900 mm range in gourmet kitchen • Study

Auction Land Inspect Contact Website ID

Saturday December 11 at 2.00pm 1600 sqm Approx Thursday 6.00 - 6.30pm Saturday 12.00 - 12.30pm Daniel Leibowitz 0428 812 636 Darren Jones 0425 717 111 106979059

DOREEN 9 Zannon Crescent

Exceptional Family Living on Over Half an Acre Offering formal living, gourmet kitchen overlooking a huge open plan living opening to a relaxing alfresco area and four bedrooms including main with ensuite it is ideal for those seeking an exceptional combination of indoor outdoor living in an area sought after for its family friendly facilities. • Double garage with workshop and store room • Huge machinery shed with pot belly stove and toilet • Gourmet kitchen stainless steel appliances, walk in pantry • Ducted heating, split system air conditioning • Huge rear yard with rolling lawns and established plants • Polished boards and quality carpets

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Offers Close Land Inspect Contact Website ID

94 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough

Monday December 13 at 7.00pm 2210 sqm Approx Saturday 1.00 - 1.30pm Daniel Leibowitz 0428 812 636 Darren Jones 0425 717 111 106982614

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BRIAR HILL 9 River Street

Captivating Home with Family Warmth This immaculate home within easy reach of shops, schools and parks offers a light filled interior and wonderfully private north facing rear yard with decked area perfect for kids and adults alike. With three bedrooms, an updated kitchen and spacious living room it delivers bright, breezy family living. • Rear deck shaded by huge cantilevered umbrella • Auto garage with workshop space • Water tanks for garden, toilet and laundry • In roof storage with drop down stairs • Polished timber floors blending with quality carpet • Gas heating and split system air conditioning

Auction Inspect Contact Website ID

This Saturday December 4 at 12.30pm Thursday 6.00 - 6.30pm Saturday from 12.00pm Ashley Croall 0417 522 941 106960901

MONTMORENCY 38 Cressy Street

Clever Design for Relaxed Living This spacious residence featuring a tastefully updated interior flooded with natural light offers main bedroom zoned from two further bedrooms sharing a generous retreat, family meals, informal living and updated kitchen and bathroom. Two separate outdoor entertainment areas add to the appeal. • New bathroom with dual basins • New kitchen with double draw dishwasher • Polished timber floor • Bedrooms on lower floors share a generous teen retreat • Reverse cycle split system heating and cooling • Short walk to Bolton Street shops

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Offers Close Price Guide Land Inspect Contact

94 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough

Monday December 20 at 7.00pm $490,000 - $540,000 890 sqm Approx Wednesday 5.00 - 5.30pm Saturday 2.00 - 2.30pm Ashley Croall 0417 522 941

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GREENSBOROUGH 2/180 Nell Street

On Its Own Title for Private Peaceful Living This wonderfully private, single level home is an easy stroll from Greensborough, Watsonia and Diamond Village. With an emphasis on expansive indoor and outdoor living, kitchen with stainless steel appliances and two bedrooms sharing central bathroom it is perfect for investors or first home buyers. • Undercover paved entertainment area • Ducted heating & split system air conditioning • Opposite Greensborough College • Shed, carport and parking for three cars • Short drive to Ring Road • Own title and no body corporate

Auction Inspect Contact Website ID

Saturday December 11 at 12.30pm Thursday 6.00 - 6.30pm Saturday 2.00 - 2.30pm Steve Thomson 0402 445 414 106980321

YARRAMBAT 108 Worns Lane

Idyllic Lifestyle in Enviable Surrounds This fabulous acreage enjoys a wide frontage to Worns Lane and offers a wonderful cleared space to create a magnificent family home. Within easy reach of all amenities and with plenty of room for a pool and tennis court it delivers an outstanding blank canvas for a fabulous family living. • Services available • Tranquil setting • Minutes to all amenities including school, shop and golf course • Dam to the front of property • Generous land size allows an enviable level of flexibility • Desired north south orientation

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Auction Land Contact Website ID

94 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough

Saturday December 11 at 11.00am 1.15 ha (Over 2 1/2 acres) Ashley Croall 0417 522 941 Darren Jones 0425 717 111 2808763

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MONTMORENCY 1/21 Helwig Avenue

GREENSBOROUGH 8 Mulgowrie Court

If you are looking to purchase in a fantastic locality in a budget price range then look no further. Absolutely ideal for a first home buyer looking to enter the market or an investor, this neat two bedroom home unit at the front of a block of three offers outstanding value in a quiet leafy street close to Montmorency shops and station.

This almost completed craftsman built home embraces easy living and delivers it with style. With quality fixtures and fittings throughout four bedrooms, two bathrooms, stone kitchen and vast casual precinct complemented by formal living, it will easily meet the demands of the most discerning buyer.

Auction

For Sale By Negotiation Land 850 sqm Approx Price Guide $780,000 - $815,000

Saturday December 11 at 3.30pm Price Guide $280,000 - $320,000

Inspect Contact

Wednesday 4.00 - 4.30pm Saturday 12.00 - 12.30pm Gordon Armit 0407 801 979

WATSONIA 12/53 - 55 Devonshire Road

Inspect Contact

Saturday 11.00 - 11.30am Gordon Armit 0407 801 979

MILL PARK 2 Sawrey Place

200 meters from Watsonia´s mix of shops and eateries and 300 metres from the station this single level unit at the rear of the block offers living room, two spacious robed bedrooms and private rear courtyard. Investors and owner occupiers should take time to inspect.

Under Instruction from State Trustees. In the bowl of a quiet court and close to tram, The Stables, University Hill and the Ring Road, this brick home offering three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two living areas, and large out door entertainment zone is perfectly laid out to accommodate a young family´s every need.

Offers Close Monday Dec 6 at 7.00pm Price Guide $340,000 - $380,000

Auction

Inspect Contact

darrenjones.com.au

Thursday 4.00 - 4.30pm Saturday 11.00 - 11.30am Steve Thomson 0402 445 414

This Saturday December 4 at 11.00am

94 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough

Inspect Contact

Thursday 6.00 - 6.30pm Saturday from 10.30am Shannon Spriggs 0488 044 998

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s Ti tle 2 5 Warringal Place / 118 Banksia Street - HEIDELBERG Offered as one, an exceptionally rare opportunity on 2 separate Titles encompassing almost ½ an acre of premier surroundings on 2 street frontages! This magnificent family sanctuary features a substantially proportioned 1970´s residence, solar heated pool & nth/sth tennis court. Tranquil flowering gardens complement a meticulously designed, dble storey family home perfectly at ease with the demands of modern living whilst accommodating both intimate & grand

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scale entertaining. High, vaulted ceilings & exposed brick feature walls create a warm, elemental ambience throughout a visually impressive, free flowing floorplan enjoying either private balcony or patio access from each Bedrm. A fully self contained single dwelling on 2nd Title presents a number of possible applications such as Home Office, Guest or Pool House Accommodation, even redevelopment opportunities (STCA) with remote garage/ separate access from Banksia Street.


• • • • • •

Formal Living & Dining, fitted Study, Family Living/ Dining with large Corian Kitchen Main Bedroom features private courtyard, dressing, BIRs, WIR, luxurious spa ensuite 3 upstairs BRs (BIRs, balcony access) share Study/Rumpus zone with outdoor terrace Conservatory Dining (BBQ/wet bar), heated pool, full size tennis crt, garden wkshop Fully self contained dwelling (Kitch, shower/WC, rem gge/OSP (Banksia St) Hydronic slab flr heat, cellar, built in storage, rem entry/dble carport, OSP x2

Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Saturday 4th December at 11am Thursday 5-5.30pm & Saturday from 10.30am 1,958 sqm (21,069 sq ft) approx Liz Walker 0412 659 140 David Oster 0418 800 120 9490 2900 jelliscraig.com.au

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252 The Boulevard - IVANHOE EAST An outstanding Boulevard position overlooking Ivanhoe Golf Course and tranquil Yarra parklands is the superb setting for this extensively renovated, meticulously maintained family home. Beautifully presented interiors include formal and informal sitting and dining spaces, all with uninterrupted parkland views, served by a gourmet granite/Smeg kitchen. Four bedrooms, two with ensuites, a fitted study and media room. Features covered alfresco area, established gardens, glossy floors, exceptional storage, heating/cooling, security system, double garage.

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Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Saturday 4th December at 1.00pm Thursday 1.30-2pm & Saturday from 12.30pm 699 sqm (7,524 sq ft) approx Rod Watson 0407 848 599 Liz Walker 0412 659 140 9490 2900 jelliscraig.com.au


86 Ivanhoe Parade - IVANHOE The enduring appeal of the era is evident throughout this enchanting Californian Bungalow, recently renovated and extended to cater superbly to the flexible needs of the modern family. Warm and inviting interiors include Formal Lounge with open fire, handsome Formal Dining, gourmet granite/oak Kitchen and open-plan Living/Dining extending to an elevated entertaining deck and return verandah. 4 generous Bedrooms, 3xBIRs, are accompanied by an upstairs Teenager´s Retreat. Features 3 bathrooms, main with spa, attic store, watertank, studio/workshop. OSP via ROW.

Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Saturday 4th December at 2pm Thursday 12.45-1.15pm & Saturday from 1.30pm 627 sqm (6,750sq ft) approx Liz Walker 0412 659 140 David Oster 0418 800 120 9490 2900 jelliscraig.com.au

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89 Burke Road North - IVANHOE EAST Substantial proportions, solid brick construction and panoramic views to the Dandenongs! This elegant 1950´s residence presents compelling credentials for superior family living close to leading schools, Ivanhoe East shops and Yarra River parkland. Elevated and quietly set back amidst glorious established gardens, an immediately immaculate floorplan offers inspiring scope to update, renovate or even redevelop (STCA). Formal Living (OFP) and Dining, Sitting/ Study (OFP), 3 Bedrooms (BIRs), Family Living, Kitchen, renovated family bathroom. Double carport, multiple OSP.

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Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Saturday 4th December at 3pm Thursday 11.15-11.45am & Saturday from 2.30pm 975 sqm (10,500 sq ft) approx Rod Watson 0407 848 599 Liz Walker 0412 659 140 9490 2900 jelliscraig.com.au


Ex Au ecu ct to io rs n 72 Beverley Road - HEIDELBERG Boasting an impressive position on the corner of Buckingham Drive, this substantial allotment is currently occupied by a comfortable 3 bedroom home and presents exceptional potential for contemporary renovation and extension, new home site or re-development, STCA. Current day spaces include generous Lounge, timber Kitchen, 3 spacious Bedrooms, central bathroom and sep WC. A deep rear garden enjoys paved area. Gas heater, carport, ample OSP. A fabulous family setting close to Warringal Parklands and Yarra River precinct.

43 Jellicoe Street - IVANHOE Establish your family´s future in this quiet, leafy locale just mins from leading schools, La Trobe Uni and Ivanhoe shops/ cafes. Boasting generous dimensions, easy access and a fabulously convenient position, this deep north/ south allotment presents tremendous new home site or multi unit development (STCA) possibilities between Darebin Creek parkland and Donaldson´s Reserve. Existing 4 Bedroom home offers comfortable accommodation including Living/ Dining, Kitchen, multiple OSP. Walk to transport, local shops, community facilities, Ford Park.

Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Saturday 4th December at 10.30am Wednesday 1-1.30pm & Saturday from 10am 15.3m x 39m (50.2´ x 128´) approx. Tim Picken 0419 305 802 Michael Hingston 0412 922 488 9810 5000 jelliscraig.com.au

Saturday 4th December at 11am Thursday 4-4.30pm & Saturday from 10.30am 757 sqm (8,155 sq ft ) approx Rod Watson 0407 848 599 Nick Smith 0425 755 238 9490 2900 jelliscraig.com.au

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9 Haig Street - HEIDELBERG HEIGHTS An outstanding opportunity in this quiet, leafy pocket close to local schools, La Trobe Uni, the Austin Hospital & Burgundy St shops. This generously proportioned, triple fronted 1950´s residence presents immediately comfortable family living whilst you contemplate your renovation/extension or redevelopment (STCA) plans for the future. Enjoy generous Living, Dining & large Kitchen/Meals, 3 dble BRs (BIRs), family spa bathrm, laundry (WC). Dble lock up garage/storage, multiple OSP. Suit subdivision/multi unit development (STCA).

3/75 Ellesmere Parade - ROSANNA Brilliantly in step with a modern lifestyle, this contemporary town residence offers stylish low maintenance living just a short walk from Rosanna Parklands, Village shops, train & community facilities. Positioned quietly at the rear in a manicured group of 5, a spacious dble storey flrplan is enhanced by quality finishes & a private nthern c’yard garden. Polished timber flrs complement Sitting/Study, open plan Living/Dining, Bosch gourmet Kitch, 2 upstairs BRs (BIRs), principle bthrm. Feat laundry (2nd WC), remote garage, OSP.

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Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Auction Estimate Inspect Contact Office Visit

Saturday 4th December at 12pm Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday from 11.30am 797 sqm (8,580 sq ft) approx Annalise Newell 0402 937 607 Anthony Lapadula 0401 655 005 9490 2900 jelliscraig.com.au

Saturday 4th December at 1.00pm $500,000 - $550,000 Thursday 5.30-6pm & Saturday from 12.30pm Anthony Lapadula 0401 655 005 Liz Walker 0412 659 140 9490 2900 jelliscraig.com.au


5/7 Waverley Avenue - IVANHOE An incredible opportunity for 1st home buyers, canny investors or low maintenance asset seekers, this grnd floor single BR apartment boasts a brilliant array of lifestyle advantages. A stylishly renovated floorplan, bright nthern aspect, private rear position & wonderfully quiet location add impressive weight to the perfect lock up & leave scenario on the doorstep of Ivanhoe Village, Rockbeare Park & Darebin Station. Spacious Living/Dining (breakfast balcony), Bedroom (BIRs), modern Kitchen (washing machine), bathrm, gas heating, car space.

Auction Estimate Inspect Contact Office Visit

Saturday 11th December at 11.00am $280,000 - $320,000 Thursday 4.45-5.15pm & Saturday 12.30-1pm Nick Smith 0425 755 238 David Oster 0418 800 120 9490 2900 jelliscraig.com.au

IvAnhoe eAST 301 The Boulevard Immaculately presented brick veneer 1950’s residence represents an exciting opportunity to update, extend, rebuild or develop on a good-sized northeast allotment (STCA). Immediately comfortable through L-shaped sitting/dining room, three bedrooms, bathroom, well-equipped kitchen and casual dining area. Includes ducted-heating, air-conditioner, double-garage.

Auction

Saturday 11th December at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1.30-2pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm

Contact

Antony Woodley 0421 286 741 Kathy Malcolm 0416 279 966

Office

266 Auburn Road hawthorn 9822 9999

Conj.

Collins Simms - Stefan Dzanovski 0404 828 723

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AU SA CT TU ION R T D H AY IS IVANHĹ’ EAST 248 The Boulevard RARE RIVERSIDE OPENING IN LANDMARK LOCALE Tranquil uninterrupted views of towering eucalypts and the relaxing sound of birdsong provide an idyllic background to this

Auction:

Saturday 4th December at 3pm

tastefully updated residence. Enjoyed by the one family for the past 30 years, this rare opportunity combines an iconic address,

Inspect

Thu 6.00pm-6.30pm, Sat 2.30pm-3.00pm

prized golf course/Yarra River parkland frontage, enviable proximity to amenities, superb accommodation plus potential if

Land

868m2 approx.

desired to further improve. Set on a 868m² allotment (approx); offering 3 double bedrooms (BIRs, main with ensuite and WIR/

Contact

Helen Witchell 0413 741 158

workstation), large living room, formal dining (open fireplace), stunning granite kitchen with European appliances, family meals

Brad Pearce 0409 679 414

area flowing to entertainment deck, stylish bathroom, laundry, ducted heating, air-conditioning and OSP.

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IVANHOE 14 Russell Street FAMILY REFINEMENT, HILLTOP VIEWS Prestigiously positioned atop of the crest of a hill with a picturesque panorama of the distant ranges; this superb English attic-

Auction:

Saturday 11th December at 2pm

style residence is perfectly placed for family lifestyle excellence. Remote-control gates precede an established garden property

Inspect

Thu 6.00pm-6.30pm, Sat 1.00pm-1.30pm

where this fine home exudes understated elegance throughout a versatile interior that has been stylishly updated for absolute

Land

916m2 approx.

modern day comfort. The exclusive convenience of this 2-level home is complemented by 4 robed bedrooms (adjoining study),

Contact

James Davis 0405 687 817

executive study or formal lounge, living and dining area (OFP), fabulous stone kitchen (German appliances), 2 contemporary bathrooms, ducted heating, evaporative cooling, alarm, alfresco deck and solar heated pool/spa.

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HEIDELBERG 11 Cleve Grove PERFECT IN EVERY POSSIBLE WAY Beautifully presented both inside and out for immaculate modern living and entertaining, this stunning residence commands a

Auction:

Saturday 18th December at 2pm

fine position with delightful outlook in a quiet family-oriented locale. An outstanding, quality renovation imbues this light-filled

Inspect

Thu 6.00pm-6.30pm, Sat 2.00pm-2.30pm

home with excellent finishes and features throughout elegant spaces framed by high ceilings and polished floorboards. Affords 4

Land

680m2 approx.

sizable bedrooms (mirror BIRs, marble ensuite with double shower), lounge (gas log fireplace) opening to north-facing terrace,

Contact

Greg Taylor 0409 090 611

spacious family living/dining area, Smeg-equipped corian stone kitchen (dual drawer dishwasher), ducted refrigerated cooling/ gas heating, attic ladder, gorgeous landscaped gardens, rainwater tank, gazebo and double auto garage. Land 680m2 approx.

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AU SA CT TU ION R T D H AY IS IVANHĹ’ 201 Waterdale Road SECLUDED FAMILY SANCTUARY Privacy is paramount and comfort accomplished by clever additions and quality updating to this captivating double-fronted

Auction:

Saturday 4th December at 2pm

1920s residence savouring fabulous rear garden and highly-prized garage (ROW). A colourful, creative interior combines original

ESR

$910,000-$1,000,000

spaces and modern extension consisting of a separate light-filled children´s wing and parallel family room seamlessly opening to

Inspect

Thu 2.30pm-3.00pm, Sat 1.30pm-2.00pm

alfresco entertainment deck and secluded backyard. Convenience is exceptional with enviable proximity to village shopping, fine

Contact

Damien Carter 0438 850 166

schools, trains, parkland, aquatic centre and hospitals. Offers 4 robed double bedrooms, study, 2 bathrooms, formal lounge

James Davis 0405 687 817

(OFP) and dining rooms, Fisher & Paykel kitchen (dual drawer dishwasher), laundry, ducted heating, air-conditioning, alarm.

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Artist Impression

HEIDELBERG 1-6/5 Vine Street SOPHISTICATION & SERENITY ´Park View´ is an ultra-modern boutique development of 6 stunning apartments peacefully positioned where vibrant Heidelberg

For Sale:

meets Yarra River parkland. Another outstanding urban living project from Riseview Developments, this cleverly-conceived design utilizes feature glass windows, natural ventilation and energy efficient systems in stylish minimalist spaces that interact seamlessly with the outdoor environment boasting beautiful views. Each apartment of 1 or 2 levels includes 2 double bedrooms

Off the plan Contact

Stewart Oldmeadow 0412 119 277 soldmeadow@milesre.com.au

with the bulk also with 2 bathrooms, gourmet kitchens, and secure parking. Courtyard gardens and balconies are oriented to the north offering ample alfresco space. Wander to Burgundy Street restaurants, Leo´s Fine Foods, trains and hospitals.

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IVANHOE 57 Livingstone Street

Auction:

Saturday 11th December at 2pm

ELEGANT, ARCHITECT ENHANCED EXCELLENCE

ESR

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

Inspect

Thu 1.30pm-2.00pm, Sat 3.00pm-3.30pm

Embraced by beautiful gardens on a private north-facing rear allotment, this magnificent 3BR double-block fronted residence c1904 brilliantly fuses heritage elegance with an architect-designed extension for exceptional living and entertaining. Moments to Ivanhoe village, private schools, parks and trains; boasts spectacular living/dining, kitchen with Lofra stove, concealed office, 2 bathrooms, gracious lounge, ducted

Contact

Helen Witchell 0413 741 158 Damien Carter 0438 850 166

heating, air-conditioning, OFPs, plentiful OSP.

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IVANHOE 91 The Boulevard

Auction:

Saturday 11th December at 12pm

DREAM VIEWS, DESIRABLE LIVING, DUAL FRONTAGE

ESR

$1,250,000-$1,350,000

Inspect

Thu 6.45pm-7.15pm, Sat 1.00pm-1.30pm

This impressive 1930s residence stands tall on a 631m2 allotment (approx) with dual Scotts Parade frontage presenting a rare lifestyle opportunity just metres to Ivanhoe Grammar School. A warm character-filled interior extends over 3 levels retaining its original charm while

Contact

Helen Witchell 0413 741 158 Brad Pearce 0409 679 414

displaying modern improvements to enhance enviable family living at this iconic address. Affords 4 bedrooms (main with ensuite, 4th or studio),

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lounge room, dining room, living room flowing to sitting area, kitchen, renovated bathroom, open fireplaces, ducted heating, alarm and balcony.

IVANHOE 4 Ailsa Grove

Auction:

Saturday 4th December at 12pm

EASY LIVING EXCELLENCE & CITY VIEWS

Inspect

Thu 5.15pm-5.45pm, Sat 11.30am-12.00pm

Nestled on a plane tree-fringed cul-de-sac by parkland and the Ivanhoe village; downsize without compromise and enjoy a superior quality lowmaintenance lifestyle in this outstanding 3BR (main with ensuite and WIR) and study town residence. Upstairs city views, an elegant

Contact

Helen Witchell 0413 741 158 Brad Pearce 0409 679 414

contemporary interior and sensational north-facing courtyard garden complement exceptional indoor/outdoor living and entertaining. ComfortPlus glazing, evaporative cooling, ducted heating, alarm, 2-car garage.

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EAGLEMONT 14 Warne Street

Auction:

Saturday 18th December at 2pm

BOWL ME OVER - IT’S YOUR TURN TO SUCCEED!

ESR

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

Inspect

Thu 1.30pm-2.00pm, Sat 3.00pm-3.30pm

You won’t need the king of spin to tell you just how remarkable this Warne St. opportunity is! Achieve the ultimate success in a prime Eaglemont

Land

791m2 approx.

Contact

James Davis 0405 687 817

ROSANNA 55 Grandview Grove

Auction:

Saturday 11th December at 11am

GRAND OPENING - VACANT WITH VIEWS!

ESR

$650,000-$680,000

Inspect

Thu 5.15pm-5.45pm, Sat 11.00am-11.30am

Land

571m2 approx.

Contact

Greg Taylor 0409 090 611

location with this charming clinker brick home set on a 791m2 allot. (approx). This 1950s home delivers a unique 2-level layout of up to 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Includes d/heating, hardwood floors, living, dining, modern kitchen and covered rear terrace; take this home to the next level with some striking renovation or create a Warne classic and bowl the home over before building a new luxury residence (STCA).

Potential first floor view

Every once in a while an opportunity - the likes of which may never be seen again - comes along that cannot be overlooked, this is one such opportunity. Perched high up where the view is indeed very grand, this vacant block of land will do its level best to provide architects and builders with the ultimate platform to create a luxurious residence (STCA) and capitalize on the scintillating panorama that sweeps before it. This 571m² allotment (approx) is the site for your eyes to survey the scenic view and visualize your new home in one of Rosanna´s finest positions.

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HEIDELBERG 45 Quinn Street

Auction:

Saturday 18th December at 3pm

THE FEELGOOD FAMILY FACTOR!

Inspect

Thu 4.30pm-5.00pm, Sat 3.00pm-3.30pm

Contact

John Levingston 0410 978 144

Superbly presented and established for a fabulous family lifestyle with great views, this impressive 3BR residence includes bathroom with spa, 2

Brad Pearce 0409 679 414

WCs, living and dining area, family room with bar, kitchen and meals area, sunroom, BBQ area, garage and is close to Yarra River parklands. A flexible 2-level floorplan is ideal for relaxed family living and entertaining and enhanced for optimum comfort with split-system air-conditioning and ducted heating. Instantly appealing close to schools and Burgundy Street.

HEIDELBERG 6 Louise Street

Auction:

Saturday 18th December at 2pm

EASY LIVING, EXCEPTIONAL VIEWS

ESR

$520,000-$570,000

Inspect

Thu 6.00pm-6.30pm, Sat 2.00pm-2.30pm

Wonderful Warringal Parklands with all of its native flora and birdlife is viewed uninterrupted from this delightful home elevated on a compact allotment that´s perfect for entertaining and relaxed living. Includes evap cooling, ducted heating, security shutters and 2-car auto garage with storage area; offers 2 double robed bedrooms, bathroom with bath (ensuite access), living opening to covered alfresco area, dining, kitchen

Contact

Paul Carbone 0418 541 169 Peter Scott 0459 223 994

with Euro app. and laundry. An outstanding opportunity to combine your love of the outdoors, low-maintenance living and entertaining.

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HEIDELBERG 88 Buckingham Drive

For Sale

BREATHTAKING VIEWS DIRECTLY OVER WETLANDS

Inspect

Thu 5.15pm-5.45pm, Sat 4.00pm-4.30pm

Land

686m2 approx.

One of the area´s most privileged positions could soon be your great pleasure as this spectacular residence offers for the first time in almost 35 years one of Melbourne´s most remarkable outlooks. Perched on the edge of the Banyule Flats Wetlands, stunning uninterrupted natural views

Contact

Brad Pearce 0409 679 414 Sue Lacey 0412 898 202

extend as far as the eye can see. Set on a 686m² allotment (approx.) without a fence to impede the vista, this home offers 3 bedrooms opening

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to full width balcony, 2 bathrooms, living room, lounge/dining, kithchen with Euro. appliances, ducted heating, air-conditioning, auto DLUG.

HEIDELBERG 1/91 Rosanna Road

Auction:

Saturday 4th December at 12pm

HIDDEN TREASURE OF SOLID GOLD

ESR

$520,000-$560,000

Inspect

Thu 2.30pm-3.00pm, Sat 11.30am-12.00pm

Contact

Paul Carbone 0418 541 169

Craftsmen built to last using only the best materials for greater strength, durability and style; this impressive home is positioned in a large landscaped setting delivering exceptional indoor/outdoor living and entertaining. A stylish interior lined by Victorian Ash floors and high ceilings features ducted heating, air-conditioning and big industrial windows/doors. A spacious open-plan living/dining area flows to a brilliant stainless-

John Levingston 0410 978 144

steel kitchen and 3 sizable bedrooms (BIRs). Offers chic bathroom, alfresco area retractable awning and auto garage.

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HEIDELBERG 7/8-10 Jika Street

Auction:

Saturday 11th December at 12pm

Stroll down to the tranquil banks of the river, hop onto the main Yarra trail, wander up to Burgundy Street for some shopping or just relax in your

ESR

$440,000-$480,000

Inspect

Thu 1.30pm-2.00pm, Sat 10.00am-10.30am

Contact

Stewart Oldmeadow 0412 119 277

ROSANNA 1/79 Ellesmere Parade

Auction:

Saturday 11th December at 11am

CLASSIC ENTERTAINER WITH PARK VISTA

ESR

$460,000-$500,000

Inspect

Thu 5.15pm-5.45pm, Sat 11.00am-11.30am

Contact

Paul Carbone 0418 541 169

quiet north-facing courtyard garden; the options are many and easy when it comes to this fabulous villa unit in a peaceful rear position. Enjoy the lifestyle on offer from this superb single-level home featuring split-system cooling/heating, gas wall furnace, ceiling fan, remote-control garage, polished hardwood floors, 2 double bedrooms, BIR, generous living and dining areas, big kitchen with European stainless-steel appliances, bathroom and laundry.

The wonderful outlook to Rosanna Parklands sets a desirable tone for relaxed, easy living in this fabulous 1950s home. An ideal opening for those who like a walk in the park, entertaining guests and a low-maintenance lifestyle; this double-fronted home offers attractive period character combined with some modern enhancements for the utmost enjoyment. Offers 2 double bedrooms, BIR, living room with gas log

Helen Witchell 0413 741 158

heater, dining, classic retro kitchen with storage, bathroom with bath, a/c, paved entertainers´ courtyard and auto garage.

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ROSANNA 54 Grove Road

Auction:

Saturday 18th December at 11am

WELCOME TO ‘THE GROVE’

ESR

$780,000-$830,000

Inspect

Wed 6.15pm-6.45pm, Sat 1.00pm-1.30pm

Contact

Paul Carbone 0418 541 169

VIEWBANK 21 Eamon Drive

Auction:

Saturday 18th December at 11am

QUALITY ENTERTAINER WITH FAMILY FOCUS

ESR

$600,000-$660,000

Inspect

Thu 3.30pm-4.00pm, Sat 1.00pm-1.30pm

Contact

John Levingston 0410 978 144

Tastefully extended and renovated, this delightful home with dual living, 4 double bedrooms, all with BIRs, master with walk-in robe and stylish ensuite, has a place for everything and everyone. Gather in the stainless steel, smeg, stone kitchen, opening onto the generous entertainer’s patio, or escape to the rear covered deck and spa. The rear wing with its functional layout, and second living area, was built with additional insulation and solid core doors. Also offered is ducted heating, evaporative cooling and a secure timber fence with automated gate.

Soaring cathedral ceilings crown the superbly presented spaces of this exceptional family residence flowing seamlessly to a fabulous covered deck for wonderful all-seasons alfresco entertaining. The ideal scenario for a growing family; a quality, modern interior affords excellent living kept perfectly comfortable with evaporative cooling, ducted heating and polished hardwood floors. Offering 3 bedrooms with BIRs, lounge

Brad Pearce 0409 679 414

room, dining area, family room, kitchen, spa bathroom, versatile teen retreat (or studio/office, gym) with ensuite and double carport.

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IVANHΠEAST 295 Lower Heidelberg Road

Auction:

Saturday 18th December at 1pm

LONG-HELD HAVEN, IRRESISTIBLE HAMLET CHARM

ESR

$950,000-$1,050,000

Inspect

Thu 2.30pm-3.00pm, Sat 12.00pm-12.30pm

Nestled behind deep green garden in AV Jennings´ highly-regarded Beauview Estate, this classic English-style home on the fringe of the village has been tightly held by the one family for 55 years. On a 763m² allot. with a large backyard is an impressive setting for this fine period home and for a fabulous family future as it offers enormous potential to improve and extend (STCA). This near-original home with d/ heating and a/c is

Land

763m2 approx.

Contact

Sue Lacey 0412 898 202 Brad Pearce 0409 679 414

comfortably presented offering 3 generous bedrooms, small fitted study, living, gas kitchen, breakfast nook, family room with vista and garage.

VIEWBANK 14 Royston Street

Auction:

Saturday 18th December at 12pm

FEELGOOD FAMILY LIVING BY PARKLAND

Inspect

Thu 4.30pm-5.00pm, Sat 3.00pm-3.30pm

Contact

Greg Taylor 0409 090 611

A stylish modern make-over has transformed this fabulous 3BR family home into an attractive indoor/outdoor entertainer on a manageable landscaped allotment that immediately abuts Viewbank Reserve. Offering privacy, peace of mind and a relaxed atmosphere with full security, this quality family home features evaporative cooling, central heating, alarm, video intercom, and double auto garage loads of storage. Stroll to schools and transport.

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HEIDELBERG HEIGHTS 16 Bamfield Road

Auction:

Saturday 11th December at 12pm

STAND ALONE TOWNHOUSE.

Inspect

Thu 5.15pm-5.45pm, Sat 12.00pm-12.30pm

Contact

James Davis 0405 687 817

Imagine a townhouse on its own block, with its own private open space, garaging and street frontage. This is your chance to secure a 4 year

Peter Scott 0459 223 994

old 2 bedroom townhouse with lounge room, kitchen meals area with stainless-steel appliances abutting east-facing court yard, powder room with internal access to garaging; whilst upstairs a central bathroom, study alcove and two bedrooms both with built-in robes. Features include

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split system heating/cooling and plenty of storage for the astute buyer.

HEIDELBERG HEIGHTS 102 Edwin Street

Auction:

Saturday 4th December at 2pm

RARE COUNTRY SANCTUARY WITH GREEN OUTLOOK

ESR

$680,000-$740,000

Inspect

Wed 6.00pm-6.30pm, Sat 1.30pm-2.00pm

Land

760m2 approx.

Contact

Helen Witchell 0413 741 158

The dream lifestyle offered by this wonderful 3BR post-Edwardian home is actively focused on energy-efficiency and sustainability enhanced by a desirable plane tree position directly abutting/accessing parkland. Orchard-style garden and parkland views near schools, transport, shopping, hospitals and La Trobe University complement delightful living overlooking alfresco area, dining, kitchen with European appliances, big bathroom (clawfoot bath), ducted heating, air-conditioning, HRV ventilation, rain tanks and solar electricity, and ample off-street parking.

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HEIDELBERG 15 Almay Grove

IVANHOE 13 Merther Road

EASY ENTERTAINING, EFFORTLESS LIVING

GOOD BLOCK, TIMBER HOME - READY FOR CHANGE!

A sun-drenched private garden and alfresco deck provide the perfect outdoor accompaniment to the

It’s reassuring to know that this charming 1950s timber home is realistically priced so that you can get on

welcoming interior of this attractive 3BR double-fronted home on a compact allotment. Nestled in a quiet

with the business of enjoying the lifestyle as soon as you are ready. This comfortable original 3BR home is situated on a substantial 556 m2 allotment (approx) with the much-preferred north westerly rear update, renovate or create a brilliant new residence (STCA).

Auction:

Saturday 11th December at 1.00pm

Auction:

Saturday 4th December at 11am

ESR:

$610,000-$670,000

ESR:

$550,000-$595,000

Inspect:

Thu 3.30pm-4.00pm, Sat 10.00am-10.30am

Inspect:

Thu 3.30pm-4.00pm, Sat 10.30am-11.00am

Contact:

Paul Carbone 0418 541 169

Contact:

James Davis 0405 687 817

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yet convenient pocket close to Burgundy Street. Features air-conditioning, ducted heating, alarm, living (OFP), large kitchen and meals including European appliances, spa bathroom, raintank, OSP.

IVANHOE 1/6 Rocke Street

ROSANNA 1/18 Pyalong Avenue

SPACIOUS ONE BEDDER , SECONDS TO SHOPS

A CHANCE TO ENTER THE MARKET!

Meticulously presented 1BR ground floor apartment in boutique, solid brick block with attractive garden

Take the opportunity with both hands and use those same hands to create a great home that is metres to

setting. Delivers investors and downsizers an excellent low-upkeep option in the prized Rockbeare Park

Rosanna´s Golf links parkland, this delightful 2BR double-fronted timber home on a compact garden

precinct moments to Ivanhoe village shopping, cafés and trains. Includes generous living/dining to garden

block enjoying it´s own title (no body corporate). An original period home that exudes character, scope

balcony, fabulous kitchen, pristine bathroom, European laundry, fresh carpets, OSP.

and northern light. This may be the opportunity to enhance a wonderful cottage in a great location.

Auction:

Auction:

Saturday 4th December at 2pm

Saturday 18th December at 11am

ESR:

$330,000-$360,000

ESR:

$420,000-$460,000

Inspect:

Thu 4.30pm-5.00pm, Sat 1.30pm-2.00pm

Inspect:

Thu 5.15pm-5.45pm, Sat 10.00am-10.30am

Contact:

Helen Witchell 0413 741 158

Contact:

Brad Pearce 0409 679 414

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COMMERCIAL

HEIDELBERG WEST 14 Korong Road

Auction:

Thursday 2nd December at 3pm

PICK OF THE CROP!

Inspect

Thur 2.30pm-3.00pm

Contact

Tim Mitchell 0417 339 986

This modern warehouse of 420 sqm (approx) built in 2004, offers the opportunity for either an owner-occupier or investor to purchase in this

Paul Evans 0408 144 181

tightly held Heidelberg West Industrial Estate. Currently returning $3,200 per month on an overholding tenancy, the property enjoys excellent clearance, good natural light, container height roller door and on-site parking for 6 cars. Zoned Industrial 3, the site is 673 sqm (approx). Terms: 10% deposit, balance 60/90 days.

COMMERCIAL

HEIDELBERG WEST 42 Mologa Road

Auction:

ELEVATED & FUNCTIONAL! A recently constructed tilt-slab concrete factory with good container height access. Situated at a corner location upon this popular industrial estate. Building area of 485 sqm (approx) and land area of 675 sqm (approx). On-site parking for 5 cars. Two offices and male and female

Thursday 9th December at 3pm

Inspect

By Appointment

Contact

Tim Mitchell 0417 339 986 Paul Evans 0408 144 181

amenities. To be sold with Vacant Possession.

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MACLEOD 20 Hester Walk Nestled into its immaculately manicured surroundings, this deceivingly large home incorporates flexibility & space into excellent design. Built over two levels & enjoying the preferred rear northerly aspect over the alfresco entertaining area, the property comprises spacious kitchen & casual meals, adjoining entertainment room & formal dining/lounge. Upstairs there is accommodation of four generous bedrooms, of which three are serviced by a family bathroom & sep wc, with expansive main bedroom with ensuite & dressing area. Features such as heating/cooling, & dlug complete the list. Superbly maintained throughout, this property would appeal to professional couples, investors & first home buyers alike as it is conveniently positioned within 4km of Latrobe University, Austin Hospital & Ring Road.

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2 Saturday 11 December at 11.30am Thurs 5-5:30pm Sat 11-11.30am Prue Jones 0419 352 439 Gemma Hanley 0412 284 885 Ivanhoe 9499 1276

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HEIDELBERG HEIGHTS 44 Porter Road Superbly positioned on a sprawling verdant garden allotment of 927m2 approx, this absolutely charming solid brick 1950´s home offers an unsurpassed opportunity to enter the market in style. The cottage offers two spacious bedrooms, large formal lounge, & updated kitchen/meals overlooking a sunny easterly deck that flows out to the rear garden, planted out with an orchard of stone & other seasonal fruit trees. The kitchen & bathroom have been refurbished with chic modern decor & polished boards throughout give the property a thoroughly modern touch. Ideal as an investment or further subdivision (STCA), the property located centrally between the Austin Hospital & Latrobe University with public transport only a short stroll.

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IVANHOE 26 Seddon Street 9499 1276 Bentleigh D Blackburn D Camberwell D Carlton D Carnegie D Caulfield D Elsternwick D Hawthorn

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2 Saturday 18 December at 11.30am Thurs 4-4:30pm Sat 12:30-1pm Prue Jones 0419 352 439 Gemma Hanley 0412 284 885 Ivanhoe 9499 1276

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Briar Hill 1/143 Karingal Drive Absolutely Irresistible Don’t miss out on these 3 brand new beautifully built weatherboard townhouses, each featuring master bedroom on the ground floor and 2 additional bedrooms upstairs. The kitchen includes stainless steel appliances and Caesar stone surfaces, overlooking the large family room. Separate lounge, rumpus room, double garage with automatic door and fully landscaped gardens complete the package on these great sized blocks. All within close distance to shops, schools and bus and train stations.

> VIEW

Thurs 5.00 - 5.30pm & Sat 2.30 - 3.00pm

> AUCTION

Sat 4th December - 3.00pm

> MEL REF

21 D1

> EPR

$595,000 - $ 654,000

> OFFICE

Greensborough Office 106 Grimshaw Street 3088

> TEL

9432 1988

> CONTACT Bill Hedger 0411 742 326

Jason Ramage 0412 244 888

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St Helena 3 Daintree Rise Bigger Than Big With 4+ Bedrooms, 2 Kitchens, & Triple Garage With an air of tranquility set amongst a stunning garden backdrop, this Builders own family residence is an architectural design of quality living that’s well ahead of its time. This entertainer’s delight wows you with a grand entrance of soaring ceilings, sweeping staircase & curved glass windows. Step inside to discover light filled formal lounge & dining, study, kitchen/meals with 2nd prep room with own oven and adjoining family room. Upstairs 4 bedrooms (master with WIR, spa ensuite & private balcony) & family bathroom with spa bath. Relax by the in-ground pool & entertain the extended family in the outdoor rotunda & adjoining bbq area surrounded by fruit orchard & gorgeous gardens. Drive through entrance with triple garage, heating, cooling & ducted vac. In the St Helena School Zone & moments to transport, shopping & parklands. Land Size 920m 2

> VIEW

Thurs 3.00 - 3.30pm & Sat 1.30 - 2.00pm

> AUCTION

Sat 18th December - 1.00pm

> MEL REF

11 F11

> EPR

$680,000 - $770,000

> OFFICE

Greensborough Office 106 Grimshaw Street 3088

> TEL

9432 1988

> CONTACT Mario Cavar 0414 764 436

Daniel Sheean 0418 372 406

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Ivanhoe 402/3 Kiernan Avenue Executive 4th Floor Living With A Birds Eye View Enjoying what can only be described at the most convenient address in Ivanhoe, this brand new 4th floor apartment is a rare opportunity for residents or investors alike. The stunning fitting and fixtures throughout have to be seen to be believed with 5-star bathrooms, parquetry flooring & expansive stone kitchen with Miele appliances. Features open plan living & dining, 3 double bedrooms (main with walk in robe, designer ensuite & own private balcony) & laundry. Enjoy balmy evenings on the north facing balcony & overlook the lights of Ivanhoe. Heating, cooling, secure intercom & off street parking. Moments from train, cafĂŠs & bars, supermarket & schools.

> VIEW

Thurs 3.30 - 4.00pm & Sat 2.30 - 3.00pm

> AUCTION

Sat 11th December - 1.00pm

> MEL REF

31 E8

> EPR

$750,000 - $825,000

> OFFICE

Ivanhoe Office 171 Upper Heidelberg Road 3079

> TEL

9499 5611

> CONTACT Walter Ortner 0412 371 899

Christopher Macey 0411 330 311

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Greensborough 67a Hailes Street A large alfresco oasis with a lifestyle locale Situated opposite Kalparrin Gardens & moments to Greensborough Plaza, trains & schools this near new split level residence offers a low maintenance & convenient lifestyle. Finished with rich polished floors, this sublime home enjoys open plan kitchen/dining & family room spilling out to a stunning paved courtyard entertaining area encircled by landscaped gardens. Vogue stone kitchen with centre bench, spacious living room, main bedroom with walk in robe, ultra modern ensuite & private courtyard. Upstairs 2 bedrooms share a family bathroom and garden views. With stylish attention to detail the home boasts ducted heating, A/C in living room, quality carpets, ceiling fans & extra large double remote garage.

> VIEW

Thurs 2.00 - 2.30pm & Sat 10.30 - 11.00am

> AUCTION

Sat 18th December - 12.00 noon

> MEL REF

20 H11

> EPR

$530,000 - $580,000

> OFFICE

Greensborough Office 106 Grimshaw Street 3088

> TEL

9432 1988

> CONTACT Daniel Sheean 0418 372 406

Philip James 0408 008 007

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Viewbank 40 Old Lower Plenty Road A Private World Of Ultimate Luxury & Designer Perfection Set in a boutique enclave of luxury homes with a premium Plenty River frontage this stunning masterpiece of architectural brilliance has been built to the most exacting standards. Visually striking, this executive residence offers formal lounge & dining, study, family room with meals & Master Chef kitchen with euro twin ovens & built in coffee maker. Master bedroom with WIR, deluxe ensuite, powder room, home office with own entrance & upstairs private entertaining room. Level 2 further offers 2 bedrooms, luxury bathroom, 2nd living rm/4th bedroom & powder rm. Wide deck overlooks the pool & spa with stunning natural surrounds. State of the art electronics, gated security entrance, quality fittings & fixtures are just a few of the many luxurious features of this home. Moments to Viewbank College. Walking distance to preschool, tennis and golf club. Never to be built on surrounding land.

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> VIEW

By Appointment

> PRIVATE SALE > MEL REF

20 K9

> EPR

$1,850,000 - $ 2,150,000

> OFFICE

Ivanhoe Office 171 Upper Heidelberg Road 3079

> TEL

9499 5611

> CONTACT Walter Ortner 0412 371 899

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RESEARCH 1610 Main Road

$950,000

“DON’T MISS THIS RARE OPPORTUNITY”

Develop this exception 7 acres (approx) into your personal retreat, creating a privileged lifestyle for your family. Design and build the home of your dreams, plenty of room for a tennis court, pool, stables (STCA) etc. This elevated block is already cleared and is well located close to schools, shops, buses and within easy commuting distance to the CBD. Ring today to get further information or to arrange your personal inspection! OPEN: SATURDAY 2:00-2:30 PM CONTACT: DAVID McFARLANE 0418 319 831 EMAIL: david_mcfarlane@a1.com.au

ELTHAM Unit 1 & 2, 3 Brownes Crescent

“STYLE, SPACE AND SOPHISTICATION”

$650,000 plus buyers

Just a short walk to the shopping hub of Eltham offers these two stylish townhouses boasting three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two spacious living areas that will feature designer interiors showcasing quality carpets, gourmet kitchens of stone and stainless steel, ducted heating, cooling and vacuum plus a double garage with internal access delivering the perfect blend of style, space and location. They also offer the added bonus of their own title and no body corporate. Enquire now and save on stamp duty. OPEN: SATURDAY 2.00-2.30PM & SUNDAY 1.00-1.30PM CONTACT: BRENDA THORNEYCROFT 0418 396 495 EMAIL: brenda_thorneycroft@a1.com.au 3 2 2

WARRANDYTE 78-88 Johansons Road

Suit $1.9 million plus buyers

“AN INVESTMENT IN A LIFESTYLE ON 18 ACRES”

Rare usable acreage within 30 mins of the CBD yet close to major shopping centres, public transport and private schools. This income producing property lends itself to a plethora of uses, including viticulture, orchards, trucks or trades, agistment, riding school, trout farm, home workshop or hobby farm (STCA). Features include: Executive 5 bedroom, 10 year old family home with 3 zoned living areas. 2 bedroom self contained accommodation, 2 separate home offices, 10 car lock up garage, Stable complexes, Ample shedding, Tennis court, in-ground spa, flood lit ménage, dam, mains water, Quality infrastructure, post and rail fencing, shelters and water to all paddocks. A must inspect! OPEN: SATURDAY 2.00-2.30PM & SUNDAY 3.00-3.30PM CONTACT: DAVID McFARLANE 0418 319 831 5 1 4 4 6 EMAIL: david_mcfarlane@a1.com.au

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PLENTY 102 Browns Lane 10 ACRE SUBDIVISION OPPORTUNITY In an area rapidly gaining appreciation for its relaxed lifestyle and close proximity to Greensborough, Diamond Creek and St Helena, this magnificent landholding of approximately 10 acres provides an amazing opportunity for astute purchasers to explore the options of subdivision (STCA).

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LOWER PLENTY 36 Rosehill Road RESORT LIKE LIVING Set amongst a botanical oasis on an allotment of 4664m2 (approx) this exceptional home has been designed for an entertaining lifestyle. Beautiful proportioned, it features multiple formal and informal living zones including conversation pit around open fire and dedicated children´s level with a rumpus room which is central to bathroom, super storage room and gym. The kitchen, a gourmets delight, features Kleenmaid appliances and a beaten copper range-hood while an expansive informal living room with wet bar opens to a sheltered undercover entertaining precinct overlooking sparkling pool and north south tennis court. Spectacularly styled it delivers privileged living in a serene setting.

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Saturday 4th December at 2:00pm Thursday 2:30 - 3:00pm Saturday 1:30 - 2:00pm Mark Baker 0410 331 156 Peter Kleeman 0419 002 103 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431-2444 propertyinprofile.com.au/36rosehill December 1, 2010 \ The weekly review 87


HURSTBRIDGE 40 Hoebergin Lane "ARTSHED HILLTIN" Locally made mudbricks, Jarrah from the Axedale rail bridge and an abundance of recycled materials unite to provide a unique and substantial home that delivers exceptional family living and blends easily with the 18 acres on which it sits. A huge two-storey studio with home office is perfect for the pursuit of artistic endeavours. With spacious living, granite kitchen and spa bathroom it is currently utilized as a successful bed and breakfast With pool, paved entertainment areas and Eltham and Hurstbridge within easy reach, you´ll be proud to call this hideaway home. EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST: OFFERS CLOSE 8TH DECEMBER AT 5:00PM (UNLESS SOLD PRIOR) 88 The weekly review \ December 1, 2010

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KANGAROO GROUND 45 Graham Road EXCITING OPPORTUNITY TO COMPLETE THE DREAM This sprawling home built to lock up stage an a spectacular 18 acre allotment, just a short walk from local school, shops and the bus and within easy reach of Eltham, offers an exceptional opportunity for an astute buyer. With timber floors in place and ready to polish, Redgum kitchen showcasing stainless steel appliances, and a number of bathrooms partly fitted out it will be a relatively easy process to take advantage of the hard work already done and enjoy an enviable lifestyle.

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Saturday 11th December at 1:00pm Thursday 5:30 - 6:00pm Saturday 1:30 - 2:00pm Lucas Peressini 0408 323 960 Graham Morrison 0417 101 997 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431-2444 propertyinprofile.com.au/45graham December 1, 2010 \ The weekly review 89


ELTHAM 8 Sunray Court RELAXED LIVING WITH ENTERTAINING EXCELLENCE Nestled amidst a low maintenance garden setting, with pathways leading through relaxing garden rooms, this captivating home, offers delightfully elegant, generously proportioned spaces for the whole family. The kitchen featuring Blanco and Asko appliances is central to three living areas and an expansive covered deck, while the main bedroom (one of four) features a new ensuite which includes huge freestanding bath. With a long list of desired inclusions it delivers an enticing family residence you´ll be proud to call your own.

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ELTHAM 131 Pitt Street SPACE, SUNLIGHT AND A SOUGHT AFTER SETTING This rendered home, commonly known to locals as "The Tulip House" for the little touch of Holland it brings each July; blends fine design and family function in a location that puts all that Eltham has to offer within easy reach. Three bedrooms, study & two clearly defined living zones, one a spacious formal living dining, the other a light bright casual living are complemented by a paved outdoor living area covered by a roll out awning & featuring a built in gas BBQ. Double garage, air conditioning, ducted heating and a low maintenance 705sqm approx allotment, round out the perfect Pitt Street package.

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Saturday 11th December at 12:00pm Thursday 5:30 - 6:00pm Saturday 11:30am - 12:00pm Tristan Messerle 0438 176 416 Graham Morrison 0417 101 997 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431-2444 propertyinprofile.com.au/131pitt December 1, 2010 \ The weekly review 91


ELTHAM NORTH 9 Ungara Close PERIOD PERSONALITY WITH MODERN DAY COMFORT A landscaped garden setting with paved entertainment area and solar heated pool complements this superbly presented reproduction home on an allotment of some 1030 m2 in the sought after St Helena College zone. Period character of decorative cornice, ornate ceiling roses, timber fretwork polished blackbutt floors blend with modern comforts including ducted heating, cooling and vacuum to create the perfect family lifestyle home. Beautifully balancing the past and present, it delivers quality living for today and tomorrow. EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST: Offers Close 7th December at 6:00pm

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Delivering a unique and flexible floor plan, this immediately livable property in a sought after pocket of Eltham; prized for its combination of relaxed living and close proximity to schools, parklands, transport and of course Eltham itself, is primed for superb revival. The lower level introduces expansive living, kitchenette and study ideal for in law accommodation, whilst upstairs comprises huge formal living dining and timber kitchen adjoining family meals. The bonus of informal living/ sunroom adds another level of flexibility. On an allotment of 964m2 (approx) and with the comfort and convenience of ducted heating, cooling and vacuum it provides powerful potential for a contemporary makeover.

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ELTHAM 11 Marlow Place BIG BLOCK, BIG HOME, BIG POTENTIAL

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LOWER PLENTY 236 Old Eltham Road STYLISH STATEMENT IN SOPHISTICATED LIVING This immaculately presented home, a stylish statement in sophisticated low-maintenance contemporary living, blends excellence in design with an exceptionally functional floorplan, resulting in exemplary living and accommodation spaces and a choice of outdoor living zones. Polished timber floors flow through the spacious interior seamlessly linking bedrooms and formal and informal living zones while low maintenance gardens provide wonderful outdoor entertaining options in private surroundings and add another level of "wow" to this enticing home.

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Saturday 11th December at 12.00pm Saturday 11:30am - 12:00pm Rocco Montanaro 0412 379 171 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431-2444 propertyinprofile.com.au/236oldeltham

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ELTHAM SOUTH 22 Haldane Road FIRST TIME OFFERED A rare opportunity to build your dream home in one of Eltham South´s most prestigious locations. Boasting approximately 1624sqms, this lightly treed elevated allotment offers exceptional outlooks. An address that ensures maximum capital growth - absolutely wonderful!

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ELTHAM 2 Doodson Court RELAXED LIVING IN THE WOODRIDGE ESTATE A quiet court in the Woodridge Estate, only a ten minute walk from the centre of Eltham and closer still to Eltham East Primary and the parklands of Woodridge Linear Park adds to the desirability of this immaculate home. The meticulously maintained interior offers formal living/dining set around gas log fire in brick feature wall, equally generous informal living overlooked by a practical, modern kitchen; leaving you with nothing to do but move in and enjoy. An expansive elevated timber deck is complemented by a brick paved precinct, providing a choice of areas for relaxed entertaining this summer. A must see for the fastidious buyer, this home will not disappoint.

ELTHAM 5 Penrith Court DESIRABLE LIVING IN DELIGHTFUL GARDEN SURROUNDS Positioned in a quiet court within easy reach of all Eltham has to offer and surrounded by immaculately presented garden spaces; this attractive split level home offers a wonderful family lifestyle in a spacious, light-filled living environment. An expansive decked recreation area complements a paved, undercover entertainment zone to provide exceptional outdoor living, perfect for the upcoming summer. Ducted heating, air conditioning and in-roof storage add to the appeal of this enticing family home.

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ELTHAM NORTH 42 Weidlich Road WARM, WELCOMING AND WELL LOCATED Stretched out on allotment of around 1368m2, opposite the bus stop and a short walk from primary school, milk bar and park, this brick home is family-sized, family-wise and in a family friendly location. Cleverly zoned the formal living anchored by open fire place flows easily to formal dining and family meals leading to covered north facing paved outdoor area so you can open up for relaxed indoor/outdoor living. Freshly painted, with recently laid Alpaca wool carpets, new gas heater and two sheds, this neat tidy home could be just what you´ve been looking for. Alternatively you may wish to take advantage of the exceptional dimensions and explore the option of a unit development (STCA).

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Saturday 11th December at 11:00am Saturday 10:30 - 11:00am Leigh Maher 0400 663 599 Graham Morrison 0417 101 997 2/86 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough 9435-7666 propertyinprofile.com.au/42weidlich

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ELTHAM 1/112 Bridge Street LUXURY, LOW MAINTENANCE LIVING This stunning home, transformed from top to bottom, makes an unforgettable statement in sophisticated style, clever design and the exceptional use of space. An easy walk from Eltham, shimmering timber floors are a highlight of a free flowing floorplan where an expansive open plan living overlooked by a kitchen featuring stone benchtops and stainless steel appliances steps out to a delightful decked entertainment area. Ducted heating and cooling lead a long list of inclusions in a home that delivers instantly irresistible living.

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Saturday 4th December at 12:00pm Saturday 11:30am - 12:00pm Leigh Maher 0400 663 599 2/86 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough 9435-7666 propertyinprofile.com.au/1of112bridge

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GREENSBOROUGH 7 Bayonne Close PRIME POSITION, PERFECT PRESENTATION This substantial home delivering places for parents, spaces for kids and room to entertain inside and out all year round will certainly impress with its family friendly proportions. The expansive formal living and equally generous formal dining flow easily between each other; while the rumpus room on the lower level steps out to outdoor entertaining; ideal for year round enjoyment. Close to schools and parks and within a short drive of Greensborough shopping, St Helena and the Ring Road there is nothing left to do but move in and enjoy.

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ELTHAM 13 Helene Street PERFECT PLACE FOR A PERFECT START A single level home and a level allotment of 737m2 (approx) ensure indoor-outdoor spaces harmoniously combine to provide exceptional living in this brick home. Within easy reach of Eltham and the dining, shopping and transport options that delivers, the cleverly designed interior offers spacious accommodation by way of inviting formal living dining anchored by open fire place, spacious informal living, kitchen featuring Lofra 900mm Range and Bosch dishwasher. A deep rear yard offering plenty of space for child friendly summer fun features paved entertainment precinct. With timberlined ceilings, gas heater, spilt system air conditioning/heating and water tank, it delivers impressive family credentials.

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Saturday 11th December at 2:00pm Saturday 2:30 - 3:00pm Leigh Maher 0400 663 599 2/86 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough 9435-7666 propertyinprofile.com.au/7bayonne

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GRACIOUS LIVING IN GARDEN SURROUNDS A high fence on all boundaries, established garden surrounds with meandering pathways, relaxing water features and 2 expansive outdoor entertainment zones, one a south facing elevated deck, the other a north facing ground level precinct combine to provide a highly appealing setting for this welcoming timber home; just a short walk from Greensborough Plaza and Railway Station. Timber floors enhance the formal living with combustion heater in stunning timber fireplace, family meals, kitchen with Blanco 900mm range and dishwasher while ducted heating and evaporative cooling ensure complete comfort. On a corner allotment of approx 550m2 it delivers low maintenance living in a premier position.

ELTHAM 76 Franklin Street Walking distance to parks, schools and the centre of Eltham, a quiet no through road and a spacious contemporary interior inside a classic faรงade combine to deliver an irresistible invitation to enjoy this family home boasting four bedrooms and two living areas.

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Saturday 4th December at 12:00pm Thursday 5:30 - 6:00pm Saturday 11:30am - 12:00pm Ciaran Brannigan 0410 544 478 2/86 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough 9435-7666 propertyinprofile.com.au/80nell

GREENSBOROUGH 31 Booyan Crescent Warm and spacious with an abundance of living and entertaining options over two levels. Features an exceptionally large rumpus room, formal lounge & dining, sunny kitchen with adjoining meals area, separate study, central heating/cooling & landscaped gardens with paved entertaining area.

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Saturday 1:30 - 2:00pm $530,000 - $570,000 Ciaran Brannigan 0410 544 478 Graham Morrison 0417 101 997 968 Main Road Eltham 9431-2444

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ELTHAM 129 Pitt Street Large, private blocks of land this close to the centre of Eltham are a rare commodity,which makes this allotment of some 713 sqm approx such an enticing opportunity. With services available and no house to clear you can draw up your plans and be in a new home with relative ease (STCA).

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Saturday 11th Dec 12:30pm Saturday 11:30am - 12:00pm Lucas Peressini 0408 323 960 Graham Morrison 0417 101 997 968 Main Road Eltham 9431-2444 propertyinprofile.com.au/129pitt

Nestled in a quiet no through street so close to Ivanhoe Grammar the kids will never be late again, next to a reserve and within easy reach of local school and shop this four bedroom, two year old home represents outstanding value for any purchaser.

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Saturday 2:30 - 3:00pm $400,000 - $440,000 Rocco Montanaro 0412 379 171 968 Main Road Eltham 9431-2444 morrisonkleeman.com.au

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EAGLEMONT 7 Mossman Drive

Exceptional Views on 814sqm in Glenard Estate This immaculate 1940’s family home presents outstanding scope for renovation/extension (STCA). Extensive riverland views just minutes from Burgundy Street shops/cafes, Ivanhoe Grammar Schools, leading local schools & the Eastern Freeway. Comprises 3 BRs, studio, spacious living & dining, kitchen/meals. Flowering garden, leadlight windows,

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BALWYN 9830 1644 CAMBERWELL 9809 2000 GLEN IRIS 9885 3333 KEW 9817 4535

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Research 17 Research Avenue

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Large and Smart, Only 7 Years Young! Superbly positioned down a country lane, this near 1/4 acre parcel of land, with a modern touch, provides the perfect balance for formal and casual living. Zoned to provide genuine family convenience, the upper level comprises double bedrooms (built in or walk in robes), rumpus room and grand main suite. The downstairs area has been set aside for separate living and provides spacious areas which include a formal lounge and dining, well appointed kitchen, meals area and a large family room with huge windows looking out to the back garden plus a study. Additional features include gas ducted heating, evaporative cooling, security alarm system, good storage area, porcelain tiles, large outdoor entertaining area, plus double lock up garage with internal access.

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Saturday 11th December at 11am ____________________________________ PRICE GUIDE $720,000 - $800,000 ____________________________________ Thur 5 - 5:30pm Sat 12:30 - 1pm ____________________________________ CONTACT Pina Kara 0415 911 437 Lou Silluzio 0412 323 750 ____________________________________ INSPECT

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Heidelberg Heights 60 St. Hellier Street

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Elegant Living in The Grand Manner Enviably positioned in one of Heidelberg Height´s most coveted tree lined avenues, and embracing views of the City and beyond from its upper level, is this elegantly remodelled period home. Effortless indoor / outdoor living and entertaining is accommodated by a spacious open plan kitchen (Caesar stone tops & s/steel appliances), dining area, plus family room (OFP) enjoying bi-fold doors opening to an idyllic rear garden and solar heated pool. Downstairs provides a formal entry flanked by 2 double bedrooms (main with WIR, en-suite & adjoining sitting room), bathroom and laundry. The upper level features 2 double bedrooms (main with double WIRs & balcony), family bathroom plus study/nursery. Includes wine cellar, cooling, GDH, water tanks, plus separate rear studio.

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Ivanhoe 9499 7992 115 Upper Heidelberg Road

Rosanna 9459 8111 131 Lower Plenty Road

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Rosanna 194 Mountain View Parade

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Premier Parade Family Entertainer (958m2 approx.) Positioned on a generous garden allotment and offering uninterrupted views of the Dandenong Ranges is this stylishly renovated family home. The superb floorplan comprises a huge lounge (floor to ceiling glass) with direct access to the entertainer´s patio, light-filled dining area, granite kitchen (stainless steel appliances), downstairs rumpus / retreat, zoned bedrooms (BIRs), family bathroom plus a second downstairs bathroom and three toilets. Extra features include gas ducted heating, cooling, landscaped surrounds (front water stream and ponds), double garage (extra off-street parking) and workshop, all on one of Rosanna´s premier parades close to local schools, Rosanna / Macleod shopping and trains, Northland shopping, La Trobe University and the Austin Hospital.

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Ivanhoe 9499 7992 115 Upper Heidelberg Road

Rosanna 9459 8111 131 Lower Plenty Road

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THIS SATURDAY AT 10:30AM ____________________________________ PRICE GUIDE $900,000 - $1,000,000 ____________________________________ Thur 6 - 6:30pm Sat 1/2 hour prior to Auction ____________________________________ CONTACT Kieran Whaley 0410 587 072 Davide Lettieri 0414 018 707 ____________________________________ INSPECT

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Macleod 17 Lookout Rise

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Complete the Dream, Unique Opportunity to Savour a Springthorpe Lifestyle with Superb Views! An outstanding lifestyle opportunity within the Springthorpe Estate. This elevated 40+ square home with quality construction, enjoys distant views and ample living to accommodate today´s living requirements. Needing some minor items to complete, simply include those finishing touches that will add your own personality to the property. Features include 4 large bedrooms (main on ground level), spacious 4 car garage with expansive workshop or storage, open plan living with formal lounge enjoying the vistas, well finished kitchen (stainless steel appliances and stone tops) overlooking the meals and family room, separate rumpus, and sliding doors leading to an alfresco area and low maintenance rear yard. Your inspection is warranted to fully appreciate this quality residence.

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Macleod 3 Clara Street

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Instant Appeal - 671m2 (approx) An attractive façade leads to excellent opportunity to move in and enjoy as is or mould to your needs. Set in a lovely streetscape with a broad frontage, the home offers great practicality with ample off street parking and a generous rear yard. Blending period charm with the warm hues throughout, features include polished hardwood floors, OFP, updated bathroom and kitchen, generous robed bedrooms, sunroom/meals area, GDH, evap cooling, quaint front verandah, and covered decked pergola area with spa. Within walking distance to parklands, shop and public transport, an inspection will please those wanting an appealing home with scope for the future.

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Plenty 150 Memorial Drive Young Home on 2.5 Acres - Simply Irresistible! Situated on 2.5 very useable acres (approx.), this stunning home is located in a private, tranquil setting and boasts a great light filled ambience and stunning outlooks. The property features an enormous family room running off an open kitchen, lounge, upstairs theatre/rumpus, extensive outdoor entertaining area, IG pool, alarm and water tank.

Research 35 Gum Tree Road ´Unfinished Symphony´ on 5 Acres! A property with so much on offer, yet with plenty of scope for TLC & improvement. On 5 acres (approx.) the property has the main building with 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms, 2 studies, lounge/dining, kitchen, rumpus & double garage. The 2nd recreation building includes an enormous IG pool, gym, downstairs living area, study nook and kitchenette.

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Ivanhoe 9499 7992 115 Upper Heidelberg Road

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For Sale by Negotiation ____________________________________ PRICE GUIDE $1.25M - $1.29M ____________________________________ INSPECT Sat 2:15 - 2:45pm ____________________________________ Aaron Yeats 0400 067 024

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John Haley 0417 352 312 ____________________________________

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John Haley 0417 352 312

Aaron Yeats 0400 067 024 ____________________________________

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Montmorency 64 Cressy Street Back on the Market! Vendor says Sell! Enter off Bolton Street - The original purchase fell through, now the vendor´s bad luck could spell good fortune for you!! It’s the perfect opportunity for first home buyers, tradesmen and investors. In a private cul de sac, this BV home sits on a large block and offers comfort and potential. The vendor says ´It´s got to go´, so hurry!

Eltham 32 Beard Street

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Saturday 11th December at 11am ____________________________________ PRICE GUIDE $465,000 - $515,000 ____________________________________ INSPECT Sat 11:30 - 12pm ____________________________________ John Haley 0417 352 312

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Aaron Yeats 0400 067 024 ____________________________________

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Entertainer´s Delight! A magnificent family home, ideal for casual living and home entertaining! The property is distinguished by its generous living areas including the lounge/dining and expansive family room (wet bar) opening on to a stunning alfresco area with spa. It also features large galley kitchen, double garage, GDH, cooling, new carpets, and more!

Eltham 9431 1222 1022 Main Road

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Tues 7th Dec at 6pm (unless sold prior) ____________________________________ PRICE GUIDE $640,000 - $690,000 ____________________________________ INSPECT Sat 10:30 - 11am ____________________________________ CONTACT

John Haley 0417 352 312

Aaron Yeats 0400 067 024 ____________________________________

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Doreen 7 Rural Place

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Beautiful Yard with Pool This spacious family home boasts a 1050m² block (approx) with 25m frontage, rear yard access for caravan/ boat, fantastic lawn area for the kids, and the luxury of a spa and in-ground solar heated pool. The property features 4 bedrooms, 2 bathroom, 2 separate living areas, well appointed decor, and serene location. Call today!

Heidelberg West 173 Southern Road Fully Renovated on 620m2 (approx) Fully renovated and modernised for your enjoyment, including re-stumping, re-wiring, re-plumbing, freshly painted inside and out, external rendering, new light fittings plus much more, the home is situated on a 620m2 (approx) allotment. Features lounge, kitchen/meals, GDH, A/C, plus outdoor entertaining area with a pizza oven.

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Tues 22nd Feb at 6pm (unless sold prior) ____________________________________ PRICE GUIDE $610,000 - $670,000 ____________________________________ INSPECT Sat 3 - 3:30pm ____________________________________ CONTACT John Heath 0404 003 194 ____________________________________

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Thur 11:30 - 12pm

CONTACT

Sam Kocuk 0419 311 222

Sat 11:30 - 12pm ____________________________________ David Kelly 0410 426 311 ____________________________________

Ivanhoe 9499 7992 115 Upper Heidelberg Road

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Eltham 47 View Hill Crescent A View to Impress This original Sibbel home, on a private 1307m2 (approx) block with stunning aspects across the Yarra River parklands & Dandenong Ranges, combines 1960´s retro with modern accents providing fantastic scope for future improvement. Features include spacious living areas, Gordon Ford water feature, OFP, GDH, and timber floors.

Eltham 41 Zig Zag Road

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Tues 21st Dec at 6pm (unless sold prior) ____________________________________ PRICE GUIDE $570,000 - $650,000 ____________________________________ INSPECT

Thur 7 - 7:30pm

CONTACT

Romeo Rigoni 0412 126 646

Sat 3:30 - 4pm ____________________________________ Tom Kurtschenko 0417 502 944 ____________________________________

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Rare Opportunity On 1513m2 (approx) Positioned to take full advantage of the spectacular valley views is this 3 bedroom family residence, set on a secluded 1513m2 allotment (approx). The home offers light filled lounge and dining, open plan kitchen and great sized family room. Ideal for extension and renovation, the home offers fantastic opportunity for capital improvement.

Eltham 9431 1222 1022 Main Road

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Tues 14th Dec at 6pm (unless sold prior) ____________________________________ PRICE GUIDE $550,000 - $630,000 ____________________________________ INSPECT

Thur 6 - 6:30pm

CONTACT

Romeo Rigoni 0412 126 646

Sat 2:30 - 3pm ____________________________________ Tom Kurtschenko 0417 502 944 ____________________________________

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Attention Investors / Potential 3 Unit Site (Subject To Council Approval) Situated on a 1044m2 (approx) allotment, with an 18 metre (approx) frontage, in a quiet, leafy pocket of Eltham, it´s not every day an opportunity like this comes along. Only a short walk to Bolton Street shopping strip and public transport, this property comprises three spacious bedrooms (main with full en-suite), lounge, renovated kitchen with meals / family room. Features include polished floorboards, carports and double garage. Leased at $1,825 per calendar month, there are unlimited opportunities including subdividing the backyard (STCA), or selling off the existing home with the possibility of redevelopment (STCA). Opportunity truly beckons - hurry!

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THIS SATURDAY AT 10:30AM _______________________________ PRICE GUIDE $580,000 - $670,000 _______________________________ INSPECT Sat 1/2 hour prior to Auction _______________________________ Pina Kara 0415 911 437 In conjunction with Ian Reid’s Vendor Advocacy _______________________________ CONTACT

Greensborough 65 Sainsbury Avenue A Surprise Package! Here is a large home in an exceptional position within walking distance to Greensborough Plaza. A stunning kitchen, plus expansive, indoor and outdoor living spaces combine to create a fantastic home to entertain or simply enjoy. Set with commanding presence on the high side of the street enjoying northerly views, this one is a must see!

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Tues 14th Dec at 6pm (unless sold prior) ____________________________________ PRICE GUIDE $480,000 - $520,000 ____________________________________ INSPECT Sat 1:15 - 1:45pm ____________________________________ CONTACT

Aaron Yeats 0400 067 024

John Haley 0417 352 312 ____________________________________

Ivanhoe 9499 7992 115 Upper Heidelberg Road

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Ivanhoe 148B Ford Street Space, Quality & Affordable Ivanhoe Town Living Nestled at the rear of a two unit development is this spacious townhouse featuring a light-filled lounge (bay windows), gourmet kitchen (granite tops), meals/dining, paved outdoor entertainer´s courtyard, three bedrooms (master with BIRs and full en-suite), family bathroom, ducted heating, cooling, powder room and double garage.

Ivanhoe 3/89 Beatty Street Attractive Villa Unit, Striking Style! Set to the rear of a boutique complex of only 3, this trendy villa features low maintenance alfresco living, 2 well-sized bedrooms (BIRs), designer kitchen (s/steel appliances and stone bench tops), separate dining area, living room flowing through to the paved undercover outdoor entertaining area, large renovated bathroom plus garage.

Eltham 9431 1222 1022 Main Road

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Tues 14th Dec at 6pm (unless sold prior) ____________________________________ PRICE GUIDE $600,000 - $660,000 ____________________________________ INSPECT

Thur 5:15 - 5:45pm

CONTACT

Kieran Whaley 0410 587 072

Sat 2:15 - 2:45pm ____________________________________ Davide Lettieri 0414 018 707 ____________________________________

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Tues 7th Dec at 6pm (unless sold prior) ____________________________________ PRICE GUIDE $500,000 - $550,000 ____________________________________ INSPECT

Thur 4:30 - 5pm

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Davide Lettieri 0414 018 707

Sat 3 - 3:30pm ____________________________________ Kieran Whaley 0410 587 072 ____________________________________

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barryplant.com.au Rosanna 72 Lower Plenty Road Approved Plan and Permits for Four (4) Double-Storey Townhouses Centrally located to all Rosanna amenities including shops, train station and parklands, this substantial property of 985m2 (approx) comes with plans and permits. Approved four double storey dwellings, each townhouse offers an open plan floor plan, ensuite, study area, downstairs powder room, single carport and sunny courtyard. The site currently holds a sound three bedroom 1950´s brick home, which is suitable to lease if required. Plans are available at office, call now to avoid disappointment!

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Thur 1 - 1:30pm

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Thomas Bechelli 0413 181 461

Sat 11 - 11:30am _______________________________ Aaron Silluzio 0414 422 299 _______________________________

Heidelberg Heights 1/26 Myrtle Street Elegance, Class & Bordering Ivanhoe With its own street frontage, this high quality and spacious townhouse is accessed through secure remote entry gates and features 3 robed bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 toilets, separate living areas, Juliette balconies, heating, cooling, alarm and huge double garage (internal access). Close proximity to trains (Zone 1), shopping, schools & hospital.

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Tues 14th Dec at 6pm (unless sold prior) ____________________________________ PRICE GUIDE $685,000 - $725,000 ____________________________________ INSPECT

Thur 5:15 - 5:45pm

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Aaron Silluzio 0414 422 299

Sat 12 - 12:30pm ____________________________________ Adrian Woods 0413 650 520 ____________________________________

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Rosanna 4/77 Invermay Grove Compelling Location, Modern Lifestyle! Enjoying a secluded locale, minutes from amenities, this bright and spacious townhouse offers formal and informal living (parquetry flooring), study or 4th bedroom, well equipped modern kitchen, powder room, en-suite, three robed bedrooms, GDH, split system A/C, ducted vacuum, alarm, private courtyard & remote garage (internal access)

Rosanna 1/23 Ruthven Street Modern low maintenance living This spacious home has loads to offer including a large lounge and dining, 3 bedrooms (main bedroom with ensuite & WIR), central bathroom, outdoor paved entertaining area surrounded by low maintenance gardens, GDH, A/C, new dishwasher, plus double garage with internal access. Walk to train station, shops and surrounding schools.

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Tues 7th Dec at 6pm (unless sold prior) ____________________________________ PRICE GUIDE $580,000 - $640,000 ____________________________________ INSPECT

Thur 4 - 4:30pm

CONTACT

Thomas Bechelli 0413 181 461

Sat 12 - 12:30pm ____________________________________ Nunzio Sulfaro 0414 223 134 ____________________________________

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Tues 14th Dec at 6pm (unless sold prior) ____________________________________ PRICE GUIDE $500,000 - $575,000 ____________________________________ INSPECT

Thur 12:15 - 12:45pm

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Sam Kocuk 0419 311 222

Sat 12:15 - 12:45pm ____________________________________ Zenya Wertheim 0421 964 366 ____________________________________

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Viewbank 27 Grantham Road Spacious Indoor/Outdoor Living with Views! This elevated quality residence, offering a split level design and open plan living, features large bedrooms (robes), formal lounge (picture windows), dining room, family/ meals area, modern kitchen (s/steel appliances), decked entertaining area, polished floorboards, updated en-suite & family bathroom, landscaped gardens & double garage.

Viewbank 43 Somerset Drive Family Comfort & Yarra River Location Located in a tightly held cul-de-sac enjoying the serenity of abundant parklands and walking tracks, this family home offers formal lounge, separate dining, updated kitchen, family/meals, large rumpus (OFP), secluded north facing deck, GDH, evap cooling, remote double garage and water tanks. Set in the Viewbank Secondary College zone.

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Sat 3 - 3:30pm ____________________________________ CONTACT Thomas Bechelli 0413 181 461 ____________________________________

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Sat 1 - 1:30pm ____________________________________ CONTACT Thomas Bechelli 0413 181 461 ____________________________________

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Macleod 35 Vincent Street Immaculate and Single level! Updated and impeccably maintained home on a large 650m2 (approx) allotment. Features include 3 spacious bedrooms (master with en-suite and WIR), study/BR4, separate lounge and dining areas, Tasmanian Oak timber kitchen, family room, GDH, evap cooling, plus an outdoor pergola / entertaining area which doubles as a carport.

Viewbank 6 Kuranga Road Immaculate and spacious! Tucked away behind a double brick front fence and surrounded by well maintained gardens, is this immaculate home offering lounge/dining, kitchen, large family room, built-in-robes in all bedrooms, GDH, A/C, ducted vacuum, alarm, outdoor decking with pergola, an automated irrigation system, double remote garage plus a carport.

Eltham 9431 1222 1022 Main Road

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Tues 14th Dec at 6pm (unless sold prior) ____________________________________ INSPECT Sat 1 - 1:30pm ____________________________________ Sam Kocuk 0419 311 222

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Zenya Wertheim 0421 964 366 ____________________________________

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Tues 14th Dec at 6pm (unless sold prior) ____________________________________ PRICE GUIDE $530,000 - $580,000 ____________________________________ INSPECT

Thur 5:45 - 6:15pm

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Sam Kocuk 0419 311 222

Sat 1:45 - 2:15pm ____________________________________ Zenya Wertheim 0421 964 366 ____________________________________

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Montmorency 10 McCarthy Grove Area´s Best Development Opportunity (STCA) Within walking distance to Were Street shopping and train station is this perfectly positioned, gently sloping multi-unit development opportunity (STCA) set on 701m2 (approx) of prime real estate. With the existing original home in need of some TLC, it offers a great rental return while you plan your future development or perfect new home site. Top quality development opportunities like this don´t come along very often, so don´t miss out, call today!

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THIS SATURDAY AT 1PM __________________________ PRICE GUIDE $440,000 - $490,000 __________________________ Thur 5 - 5:30pm

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Sat 1/2 hour prior to Auction __________________________ Tom Kurtschenko 0417 502 944 Romeo Rigoni 0412 126 646 __________________________ CONTACT

Montmorency 3 / 29 Baldwin Avenue Stylish Entertainer! Low Maintenance! Immaculately presented townhouse offering quality indoor / outdoor living with your very own private and spacious back yard complete with alfresco entertaining deck with cafe blinds. Features spacious open plan areas, kitchen / meals (s/steel appliances & granite bench tops), 3 bedrooms (master with en-suite), main family bathroom, ducted heating, evap cooling, ducted vacuum, security system, double carport, plus water tank.

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For Sale by Negotiation __________________________ PRICE GUIDE $490,000 - $550,000 __________________________ INSPECT Sat 2:15 - 2:45pm __________________________ Romeo Rigoni 0412 126 646

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Tom Kurtschenko 0417 502 944 __________________________

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Eltham 8 Elsa Court Finish The Dream - Renovators, Builders! Located 200 metres (approx) from the heart of thriving Eltham township, on a 604m2 (approx) block, this home boasts ideal potential for further capital improvement, multi-unit development (STCA) or future investment. A blank canvas to improve, it offers 3 living areas, polished floorboards, large bedrooms, partially renovated family bathroom, new kitchen (granite bench tops and s/steel appliances) and outdoor deck. It simply awaits your completion!

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CONTACT

Romeo Rigoni 0412 126 646

Tom Kurtschenko 0417 502 944 __________________________

Ivanhoe 9499 7992 115 Upper Heidelberg Road

Hurstbridge 1 Kenarra Court In the Rustic Style! Exposed beams, timber lined ceilings and exposed brickwork, all in the style of Fasham houses. The large allotment (1249m2 approx) and quiet rural setting blend with this relaxed living home which provides open plan lounge, rumpus room, well appointed timber kitchen, casual meals area, cosy family room with wood heater, plus an outdoor paved area overlooking the established backyard. If rustic is your style, call to inspect today!

Rosanna 9459 8111 131 Lower Plenty Road

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For Sale by Negotiation __________________________ PRICE GUIDE $480,000 - $500,000 __________________________ INSPECT Sat 11:30 - 12pm __________________________ CONTACT John Gilbert 0418 365 954 __________________________


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Eltham 1234 Main Road Main Road Development Site (1792m2 approx) This prominent main road, zoned residential 1 development site would suit multi-level apartments / townhouses, medical centre etc. (STCA). In a high exposure position, this 1792m2 (approx) parcel of land has a large 4 bedroom home that could be leased out while obtaining permits to develop. Features include main bedroom (WIR and en-suite), well appointed kitchen, dining, lounge (Coonara), family room, polished boards, GDH, plus decking.

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For Sale by Negotiation __________________________ PRICE GUIDE $950,000 - $1,100,000 __________________________ INSPECT by appointment __________________________ CONTACT Pina Kara 0415 911 437 __________________________

Eltham / Research 2 / 1599-1601 Main Road Outstanding Opportunity! • 3 offices, equipped kitchen, conference room, reception, storage, courtyard with access. • Land - 400m2 (approx) Office - 13 sq. (approx) • Rent - $18,000 per annum plus outgoings • Lease - 12 months to May 2011 with 12 month option • Current tenants are Health Professionals

Tues 7th Dec at 6pm (unless sold prior) __________________________ PRICE GUIDE $350,000 - $385,000 __________________________ INSPECT by appointment __________________________ CONTACT Leon Clark 0411 045 281 __________________________

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Bellfield 21 Davidson Street Booming Bellfield on 583m2 (approx) Positioned in a booming Bellfield location, on a level 583m2 (approx) allotment, is this outstanding opportunity to renovate/extend, build your dream home, or further capitalise on the land with a multiunit development or a dual occupancy (STCA). The delightful weatherboard dwelling provides a spacious lounge (gas heating), kitchen / meals, 2 generous bedrooms, plus family bathroom with toilet. Close to shopping, trains and local schools.

Eltham 9431 1222 1022 Main Road

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David Kelly 0410 426 311 Zenya Wertheim 0421 964 366 __________________________ CONTACT

Ivanhoe 9499 7992 115 Upper Heidelberg Road

Heidelberg Heights 8 Shakespeare Grove Calling All First Home Buyers and Investors! Ideally suited to the large family that likes to entertain, this spacious family home, set on a generous 602m2 (approx) allotment, offers separate lounge, 3 good sized bedrooms (2 with BIRs), extra large bathroom, laundry, open plan kitchen/meals area plus family room opening to a covered northfacing outdoor entertaining area with BBQ.

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Thur 4:15 - 4:45pm

CONTACT

David Kelly 0410 426 311

Sat 1/2 hour prior to Auction __________________________ Zenya Wertheim 0421 964 366 __________________________

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2/19 Lower Plenty Rd, Rosanna Avail NOW $270PW 2BR ground floor apartment with robes, kitchen, living, bathroom & OSP. Walking distance to shops & public transport. Contact Bill.S 1/362 Lower Plenty Rd, Rosanna Avail NOW $275PW 2BR unit with BIRs, kitchen/meals area, lounge, bathroom, laundry, court yard and OSP. Gardener included. No pets. Contact Jacqui 3/350 Lower Plenty Rd, Rosanna Avail NOW $280PW 2BR unit, BIRs, lounge/dining, kitchen/meals, laundry, A/C and double carport. Close to schools & parklands. Contact Meaghan 37 Morotai Pde, H’Berg West Avail NOW $280PW 2BR home, lounge, kicthen, dining, single garage, D/H and security alarms. Close to shops, schools & public transport. Contact Joshua 13 Redwood St, H’Berg West Avail NOW $295PW 2BR home with BIRs, ensuite, living room, kitchen and meals area, D/H, A/C, a single garage and alfresco patio area. Contact Bill.S 2/19 Toumlin Gve, Viewbank Avail 21 Dec $300PW 2BR unit, master bedroom with walk-in robes, PFBs, kitchen with S/S appliances, renovated bathroom, A/C and OSP. Contact Sarah 25 Law St, H’Berg Heights Avail NOW $300PW 3BR home with PFBs, lounge, kitchen/meals area, laundry, single garage and spacious backyard. 6 MONTH LEASE. Contact Joshua 22 Steven St, H’Bridge Avail NOW $320PW Recently renovated 3BR home with robes, lounge, kitchen with Stainless Steal Appliances, D/W, PFBs, A/C and OSP. Contact Sarah 32 Alfred St, H’Berg Heights Avail NOW $330PW 3BR home, lounge, dining, kitchen, second living, central bathroom, D/H, A/C and a large backyard with city views. Contact Joshua 26 Avon St, Bulleen Avail NOW $330PW 3BR freshly painted home, lounge/dining, kitchen/meals, D/H, double garage and PFBs. Large backyard. No Pets. Contact Jacqui

641 Lower Plenty Rd, Yallambie Avail NOW $340PW 3BR home with BIRs, kitchen/meals area, family room, lounge, PFBs, 2 toilets, shed and double carport. Pets considered. Contact Sarah 117 Harbourne St, Macleod Avail 12 Dec $350PW 4BR home with robes, living, PFBs, laundry, kitchen/meals, heating and cooling, secure back yard and garden shed. Contact Meaghan 33 Broadlea Crs, Viewbank Avail 26 Nov $350PW 3BR home with BIRs, lounge, D/H, A/C, kitchen, meals, laundry, bathroom with spa bath, PFBs, single carport & shed. Contact Sarah 5/12 Kett St, Lower Plenty Avail 28 Nov $360PW 2BR T’House with robes, living/dining. kitchen/meals, D/H, cooling, security system, private courtyard and a single garage. Contact Di. 1/336 St Helena Rd, Eltham Nth Avail NOW $380PW Renovated 3BR unit, laundry, kitchen/dining, study area, lounge, D/ H, located in St Helena school zone & single garage. Contact Sarah 13 Thames St, H’Berg Heights Avail NOW $380PW 3BR home, central bathroom, kitchen with S/S appl, lounge and dining area, D/H, A/C, PFBs & a double carport. Contact Joshua 8 Thornton St, Eltham Avail 5 Dec $430PW 4BR home with BIRs, kitchen, D/W, living, PFB, outdoor entertaining, open fireplace, D/H, rumpus, shed, double carport. Contact Bill.D 28 Casey Crs, Viewbank Avail 3 Jan $460PW 3BR home with an ensuite & robes. Lounge, dining area, D/W, S/S appl, study, powder room, A/C & double garage. Contact Meaghan 13 Ashdale Gve, Eltham Avail NOW $470PW 3BR home, ensuite, kicthen/meals, family, lounge, PFBs, D/H, A/C, single carport, deck, toolshed, close to shops & P/T. Contact Sarah 3/170 Ryans Rd, Eltham Availe 4 Dec $500PW 3BR with BIRs, ensuite, kitchen, outdoor decking, remote double garage, security alarms, water tank, A/C and D/H. Contact Sarah

6/1637 Main Rd, Research Avail NOW $8,400PA 70m2 (approx) mezzaine flor, CCTV monitored sec system, car parkingf, heating A/C. Excludes GST & outgoings. Contact Joshua 25/9 Mirra Crt, Bundoora Avail NOW $12,000PA Office, 103sqm (approx) reception, storage room, kitchenette, heating & A/C, 2 x OSP. Inc outgoings, excl GST. Contact Joshua 37 Davies St, Rosanna Avail NOW $14,000PA Renovated shop front, 50sqm (approx), double frontage, close to train station, toilet. Excludes GST and outgoings. Contact Joshua Shop 1/296 Station St, Fairfield Avail NOW $15,600PA Excellent shop front, approx 38sqm, kitchenette, toilet, open floor space & front roller, Excludes GST & Outgoings. Contact Joshua 5/10-18 Arthur St, Eltham Avail NOW $16,000PA Retail shop 63sqm approx. Kitchenette, toilet, sink, open floor space & roller door. Figure excludes GST & outgoings. Contact Joshua Rear 1/22 Simms Rd, G’Borough Avail 1 Dec $18,000PA Factory 210sqm (approx), roller door access, OSP, lunchroom or office & bathroom. Excludes GST and Outgoings. Contact Joshua 2/67 Beard St, Eltham Avail NOW $22,000PA Refurbished shop front approx 70sqm floor space, toilet, 2 sinks and ample parking. Excludes outgoings or GST. Contact Joshua. Avail 8 Dec $23,000PA 13/10-18 Arthur St, Eltham 84sqm (approx) shop front, kitchenette, mezzanine level & side storage, ample parking. Excludes GST & outgoings. Contact Joshua

Di Bryan 0400 911 005

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Meaghan Fennell 0401 019 859

Joshua Franzi 0413 720 244

Bill Sismanis 0401 241 070

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Diamond Creek 19 Diamond Views Drive

Doreen 512 & 514 Painted Hills Rd(off Cookes Rd)

More For Your Money! Acre approx - 3766m2 Packed with features and big on space, inside & out! •Near new •Hilltop views •Huge kitchen •Spa in ensuite •Storeroom •Ducted vacuum •Split system cooling •Large deck •Steel frame •Double glazing •Water tanks •Garden watering system •3 phase power •Overhead crane in workshop •Side access •Massive backyard

When Quality is a Must! Stylish homes with high ceilings, formal lounge, master with full ensuite & WIR. Open plan kitchen with SS Appliances, large walk in pantry, large dining & family room. Evap cooling, ducted vac, 2000ltr water tank & more. Homes under construction, photos for display purposes.

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For Sale by Negotiation ____________________________ PRICE GUIDE $490,000 - $550,000 ____________________________ INSPECT

Saturday 1.00 - 1.30pm

CONTACT

Robyn Johnson 0417 387 890

Photo ID Required ____________________________ Peter Koiker 0418 382 959 ____________________________

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FOR SALE ____________________________ PRICE GUIDE $435,000 - $460,000 ____________________________ INSPECT

Saturday 2.00 - 2.30pm

Photo ID Required ____________________________ CONTACT Robyn Johnson 0417 387 890 ____________________________ MEL REF 391 D8,E6 ____________________________

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barryplant.com.au Diamond Creek / St Helena David Hockney Drive LAND, LAND, LAND. Only 16 Blocks! Here´s a land release to get excited about in the highly sought after David Hockney Drive area. Surrounded by quality homes, this could be the last opportunity to buy blocks in this ideal location. Close to St Helena schools & shopping, and just a short drive to Greensborough Plaza and the Northern Ring Road, you´ll love the convenience. Gently sloping and with views of distant hills, these blocks are not to be missed. Be quick or miss out!

HOUSE & LAND PACKAGES FROM $590,000

FOR SALE _______________________________ PRICE GUIDE from $320,000 _______________________________ INSPECT Saturday 3.00 - 3.30pm _______________________________ CONTACT

Justin Booth 0417 034 369

Peter Koiker 0418 382 959 _______________________________ MEL REF 11 F7 _______________________________

St Helena 10 Lesay Drive Complete the Dream & Save Thousands! If you love projects, or enjoy renovating then look no further. In a prime court location & within the St Helena School Zone, this property has great potential but needs to be finished. With a beautiful garden, great alfresco, quiet location, near level backyard & within walking distance to several schools & the St Helena Marketplace.

Diamond Creek 9438 1133 62c Main Hurstbridge Road

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Saturday 1.00 - 1.30pm

CONTACT

Justin Booth 0417 034 369

Photo ID Required ____________________________________ Adam Smith 0433 206 044 ____________________________________ MEL REF 11 H9 ____________________________________

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barryplant.com.au Greensborough 5 Symon Crescent

Superior Lifestyle Nestled in the sought after St. Helena estate this stylish home with impressive street appeal truly ticks all the boxes. Several large separate living area´s with huge formal lounge/dining, large private step down rumpus room, quality hostess kitchen with granite bench tops & brand new s/s appliances. Modern open plan living with large light filled family/meals room & sliding doors lead to superb pergola ideal for alfresco dining & overlooking the scenic l/scaped gardens. Huge three car garage with internal access & rear drive thru, huge rear quality shed or further four car garage/workshop. Four large BR’s with full ensuite to master, stunning hardwood polished boards, extensive down lights, high ceilings, D/H, S/S cooling, quality fixtures & fittings, huge allotment & prime location!!

Bundoora 32 Norfolk Crescent Classic home in Prime estate! Offering instant street appeal with eye-catching facade this classic home has been cherished by its original owner. Immaculate presentation throughout, features include high ceilings, large formal lounge dining, inviting timber kitchen with (SS) appliances and adjoining meals, 3 large bedrooms with BIRs, ducted heating, A/Con x 2, landscaped manicured gardens, large rear pergola and superb setting for entertaining, lock up garage and carport, great security and brilliant location in Jennings Estate with moments walk to trams and easy access to Latrobe University, shops etc. Priced to sell, inspection will surely impress!

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Tuesday 7th Dec at 6pm (unless sold prior) ____________________________________ PRICE GUIDE $735,000 - $785,000 ____________________________________ Thursday 6:45 - 7:15pm Saturday 11:00 - 11:30am ____________________________________ INSPECT

David Moxon 0413 673 636

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Michael Egan 0409 416 546 ____________________________________

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Tuesday 21st Dec at 6pm (unless sold prior) ____________________________________ PRICE GUIDE $435,000 - $475,000 ____________________________________ INSPECT

Thursday 6:00 - 6:30pm

Saturday & Sunday 2:00 - 2:30pm ____________________________________ CONTACT

David Moxon 0413 673 636

Lu Xiang 0433 988 997 ____________________________________

Bundoora

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Watsonia North 42 Hakea Street

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See It to Believe It!! This imposing elevated home with meticulous landscaped gardens creates a simply impressive street facade. Featuring large formal lounge/dining, 3 great size BR’s, open kitchen with (DW) extended family/meals area. Central bathroom with spa bath & separate shower, D/H & evaporative cooling, manicured gardens, single garage, “His” & “Hers” outdoor entertaining area with built in BBQ & surround sound added by extensive rear paving. The perfect sought after location with short stroll to ´Binnak Park´, Watsonia Nth Primary school, Loyola College, transport & shops. Immaculate presentation throughout this home is simply impressive & ideal for 1st home buyers & investors alike.

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Tuesday 21st Dec at 6pm (unless sold prior) ____________________________________ PRICE GUIDE $425,000 - $455,000 ____________________________________ INSPECT Saturday 12:00 - 12:30pm ____________________________________ David Moxon 0413 673 636 Michael Traikopoulos 0413 657 314 ____________________________________ CONTACT

Bundoora 9467 5444 4 / 1177 Plenty Road

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COMMERCIAL SALES/LEASING

Terry Gazelle

0438 196 480

Auction this Saturday MONTMORENCY

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6 McCarthy Grove

Relaxation is the theme here in this immaculately cared for home, set on an elevated & generous allotment, taking in the leafy aspect & serenity of this desirable suburb. Streams of sunlight illuminate spacious open-airy interiors, spanning 3 levels, Huge flat backyard & alfresco entertaining. INSPECTION THURS 6.00 - 6.30pm SAT 11.30 - 12.00pm

Auction Quote Melway Contact Office Phone

AUCTION Saturday 4th December at 12.00pm $550,000 plus buyers 21:D8 Land size 977m2 approx Simon McEvoy 0412 319 046 Adam McWatters 0404 489 266 Cnr Were & Rattray Rd, Montmorency 9434 6666

Buckingham and Company are the NUMBER 1 Commercial Agent in the Diamond Valley. Our results in the commercial sector speak for themselves, so if you have a commercial property needing to be sold or professionally managed then before you speak to anyone else contact Terry Gazelle at Buckingham and Company Estate Agents. Call now for your free Market Appraisal.

“EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE”

9434 6666

Corner Rattray Road & Were Street, Montmorency 98 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough

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Auction this Saturday

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16 McAuley Drive

AUCTION Saturday 4th December at 2.00pm

If you’re looking for a gift to give your family, you know they’ll love something big. And what better gift to give your family than a home that gives them more. Set up high, with spectacular mountain views across the treetops, this pristine home, on a big block, gives you more living & entertaining space inside and out for each family member to enjoy. Features: Spacious formal lounge/ dining, Kitchen with servery to family/meals area, Four bedrooms, Ensuite off master bedroom + family bathroom, Fabulous new entertaining deck (BI seating), Good-size private rear garden, Ducted heating & vacuum, air-conditioner, Double carport, Footsteps to Banyule Primary School, Mins to shops & station.

INSPECTION THURSDAY 5.00 - 5.30pm SATURDAY 1.30 - 2.00pm

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Melway 20:C12 Land size 640.9m2 Contact Vince Masci 0423 691 622 Stuart Buckingham 0411 743 336 Office 98 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999


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203 Rattray Road

AUCTION Saturday 4th December at 1.00pm

A stunning contemporary home with massive rooftop terrace, backdropped by breathtaking leafy vistas, revels in a gloriously private and serene natural environment. The home boasting two levels of space, comfort and style is strategically designed, incorporating soaring floor-to-ceiling windows, to bring the outdoors in. Features: Three large bedrooms, Open living/dining with Coonara, Chef’s kitchen with stainless steel bench tops, Designer ensuite & bathroom, Entertaining deck, rustic garden, 5000 litre Water tank, Flat lawn area for kids, Split-system air-conditioner, Gas ducted heating, Multi-purpose rooftop room, Cubby and double carport, Handy to shops, schools, cafÊs & station.

INSPECTION THURSDAY 5.00 - 5.30pm SATURDAY 12.30 - 1.00pm

Melway 21:F5 Land size 800m2 approx Contact Adam McWatters 0404 489 266 Simon McEvoy 0412 319 046 Office Cnr Were & Rattray Rd, Montmorency Phone 9434 6666

Auction this Saturday BUNDOORA

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189 Greenwood Drive

AUCTION Saturday 4th December at 3.00pm

Benefiting from a corner position, this hearty home has been refreshed and newly painted, proving excellent value for a family, first home buyers or renovators. Simply move in and enjoy bright spacious living and then at your own pace begin to add your own personal touches. Features: Lounge and dining room, Refreshed original kitchen/meals area, 4 robed bedrooms, Full bathroom plus sep. shower room, Huge carport come alfresco entertaining area, Wall heaters & air-conditioners, Convenience to shops, schools & station.

INSPECTION THURSDAY 5.00 - 5.30pm SATURDAY 2.30 - 3.00pm

Quote $420,000 plus buyers Melway 20:C3 Land size 560m2 approx Contact Vince Masci 0423 691 622 Stuart Buckingham 0411 743 336 Office 98 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999

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Tender closing 7th December @ 6.00pm YALLAMBIE

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7 Bundy Court

SALE BY TENDER Tuesday 7th December 6.00pm (Unless sold prior)

If you’re searching for a life of peace and harmony, set your sights on this cheerful and inviting high set home. Whether it’s soaking up those calming vistas over the treetops from the living area or indulging in the quiet surrounds outside on the entertaining deck, every occasion is as relaxing as the next. Features: One owner home, Formal fireside lounge/dining, Open kitchen & family/ meals area, Four robed bedrooms, Master includes ensuite, Covered timber deck, GDH, evaporative cooling & vacuum maid, Dual driveway to DLUG & space for trailers etc., Quiet court, mins to shops, schools & transport.

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INSPECTION THURSDAY 4.00 - 4.30pm SATURDAY 2.00 - 2.30pm

SALE BY TENDER Tuesday 21st December 6.00pm (Unless sold prior)

Set within a highly sought after serene location, this outstanding residence is offered to the market for the 1st time in over 40 years. Surrounded by established family homes this beautiful property is only minutes to all facilities including schools, parklands & easy access to Greensborough Plaza, Diamond Village shopping centre & public transport. Features: 3 spacious bedrooms (2 with built in robes), Central kitchen with extended meals area, Polished floorboards, 2 separate living areas including huge family room, Gas log style heating & split system heating/cooling, Open sunlit lounge, Updated bathroom, Spotless presentation, Under house utility room/ cellar /storage room/work shop, Established gardens, Covered entertaining area, Carport & ample parking area, Walk to all facilities.

INSPECTION THURSDAY 5.00 - 5.30pm SATURDAY 1.00 - 1.30pm

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Quote $500,000 plus buyers Melway 20:J6 Land size 695m2 approx Contact David Oakley 0439 397 284 Stuart Buckingham 0411 743 336 Office 98 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999

Quote $430,000 plus buyers Melway 20:J6 Land size 580m2 approx Contact Scott Anderson 0412 855 775 Vince Masci 0423 691 622 Office 98 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999


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38 Beaconsfield road

AuCTION Saturday 11th December at 11.00am

This picturesque & tastefully renovated weatherboard home has been bought back to its former glory days, oozing character & charm of yesteryear with every glance. Designed for low maintenance living throughout & with not a cent to spend, you’re sure to be impressed as this property is nothing but perfection. Features: 3 bedrooms (all with fitted robes), Full en-suite to main, New kitchen with Caesarstone benchtops, Ducted heating, Open lounge with ornate ceiling rose, Sparkling Tasmanian oak floorboards, High ceilings, Spotless presentation, New central bathroom, Landscaped gardens, Large entertaining area, Oversized garage & carport, Walk to train stations, schools, parklands & Were Street & Greensborough shopping centres.

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19 Yerrawa Drive

Quote $490,000 plus buyers Melway 21:B3 Contact Scott Anderson 0412 855 775 Adam McWatters 0404 489 266 Office 98 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999

AuCTION Saturday 11th December at 12.00noon

Nothing to do except live it up! And what better place to do just that than right here in this attractive home, that’s been totally transformed with style, inside and out. Light & airy, it’s the perfect modern-day place for a young family, or those thinking of downsizing, to enjoy relaxed indoor-outdoor living with all amenities nearby. Features: Bright lounge with cosy open fire, Stylishly renovated s/s kitchen, Window servery to Jarrah deck, Two robed bedrooms, Fully porcelain tiled bathroom, ‘Golden Elm’ canopied entertainer’s deck, Generous lush green backyard, Ducted heating, split-system air-conditioner, 58m2 approx auto garage with rear access, Close to shops, schools, station & parks.

insPeCtiOn ThurSDAY 7.00 - 7.30pm SATurDAY 11.00 - 11.30am

Quote $450,000 plus buyers Melway 20:F4 Land size 609m2 approx Contact Scott Anderson 0412 855 775 Stuart Buckingham 0411 743336 Office 98 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999

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auCTion Saturday 11th December at 1.00pm

While the whole world buzzes around you, why not nestle into your own corner of the world with this young and very stylish townhouse, privately set at the rear of only 4. It promises maximum me-time with minimum effort, with parkland & walkways opposite & Plenty Road tram, buses, shops, freeway & RMIT only minutes away. Features: Bright open living/dining area, Open family/meals area, Modern Technika s/s kitchen, 3 upstairs bedrooms, Ensuite, bathroom & 3 toilets, Paved alfresco areas, Good sized yard with rear gates, Auto DLUG with int. access, Split-system air-conditioners.

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insPeCtiOn THursDay 7.00 - 7.30pm saTurDay 11.00 - 11.30am

sale by TenDer Tuesday 14th December 6.00pm (Unless sold prior)

If you need separate accommodation for an older child or elderly relative that gives them independence without isolation, this brilliant high set home with sweeping views could well be the answer. There’s plenty of room for everyone to live happily ever after in this happy court location, close to shops, schools & station. Features: Formal & casual living areas with open fire place, Updated stainless steel kitchen, Master bedroom with spa ensuite, 2 further bedrooms + bathroom, Large return balcony, Fully self-contained 3 bedroom flat, Covered alfresco area, GDH, evap. cooling, gas log fire, LU workshop and double carport.

insPeCtiOn THursDay 7.00 - 7.30pm saTurDay 2.00 - 2.30pm

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Quote $460,000 plus buyers Melway 10:B10 Land size 322m2 approx Contact David Oakley 0439 397 284 Stuart Buckingham 0411 743 336 Office 98 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999

Quote $520,000 plus buyers Melway 11:J6 Land size 904m2 approx Contact Vince Masci 0423 691 622 Stuart Buckingham 0411 743 336 Office 98 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999


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62 Coventry Street

AUCTION Saturday 11th December at 3.00pm

For some, this solid as a rock neglected home may appear too much work, but for others it’s the perfect blank canvas to test out their renovation skills. It sits on a generous elevated block, with lots of potential, in a well established area, just a few doors up from Sylvan Park & minutes to Montmorency Village, station, cafés & schools. Are you up for the challenge? Features: Spacious lounge/dining with Built-in Bar, Original kitchen & 2-way bathroom, Adjoining family/meals area, Three bedrooms, Dual entry bathroom, separate toilet, Outdoor area & large backyard, Double gates to single garage, Floorboards & gas heaters.

INSPECTION THURSDAY 6.00 - 6.30pm SATURDAY 1.00 - 1.30pm

Quote $350,000 plus buyers Melway 21:B7 Land size 576m2 approx Contact Vince Masci 0423 691 622 Stuart Buckingham 0411 743 336 Office 98 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999

Auction Sunday 12th December at 1.00pm LOWER PLENTY

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318 Main Road

AUCTION Sunday 12th December at 1.00pm

Situated on a generous allotment of over 960m2 , this sensational elevated block with tree top views offers excellent potential to either redevelop or renovate. Currently there stands an original 1950’s home in need of some modern inspiration, situated within close proximity to both Lower plenty & Montmorency shopping strips. Perfect for developers, investors or those wanting to renovate a family home on a fantastic allotment. Features: 3 bedrooms, Central bathroom, Spacious formal lounge & dining, Gas Heating, Bungalow with power connected, Lock up garage & carport.

INSPECTION THURSDAY 4.00 - 4.30pm SATURDAY 2.00 - 2.30pm

Quote $450,000 plus buyers Melway 21:A9 Land size 960m2 approx Contact Adam McWatters 0404 489 266 Simon McEvoy 0412 319 046 Office Cnr Were & Rattray Rd, Montmorency Phone 9434 6666

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6/34 Fairlie Avenue

AuCTION Saturday 11th December at 2.00pm

Here’s a pleasant surprise … All the hassle free security you’re looking for in a modern ‘house-like’ unit with a bit of extra space to relax and entertain in and a fantastic location with the convenience of every amenity within close proximity. With big bright spacious rooms this outstanding villa unit won’t disappoint the fastidious of buyers, only a short stroll to popular Macleod Village Restaurants and transport. Features: Generous lounge/dining, Bright kitchen with dishwasher, Three bedrooms, Semi ensuite and spa bathroom, Private courtyard/alfresco area, GDH, evaporative cooling, R/C air-conditioning, Remote control single garage, Walk to shops, station & schools.

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house 1/85 greenhill road

This is the modern day Aussie dream, perfect for first home buyers, investors or those wanting a classic home in a great area bordering St Helena. Set on a sub-divided block it promises you all the comfort and space you need without the high maintenance. Investors take note excellent tenancy in place or 1st Home buyers collect the rent and save $$$. Features: Spacious lounge/dining, Country Style solid timber kitchen, Adjoining family/meals area, Master bedroom with WIR & ensuite, 2 more bedrooms plus study, Updated bathroom, Paved outdoor area, Remote door to double carport, Gas ducted heating & air-conditioning, Short walk to Primary school, Mins to shopping centre & transport.

insPeCtiOn ThursDAy 6.00 - 6.30pm sATurDAy 2.00 - 2.30pm

sALE by TENDEr Tuesday 14th December 6.00pm (Unless sold prior) insPeCtiOn ThursDAy 6.00 - 6.30pm sATurDAy 12.00 - 12.30pm

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Quote $420,000 plus buyers Melway 20:C7 Land size Strata Contact Vince Masci 0423 691 622 Stuart Buckingham 0411 743 336 Office 98 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999

Quote $450,000 plus buyers Melway 20:C10 Land size 531m2 approx Contact Vince Masci 0423 691 622 Stuart Buckingham 0411 743 336 Office 98 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999


EUREKA TOWER

ONE UNBEATABLE POSITION ONE ENTIRE FLOOR ONE EXCLUSIVE OPPORTUNITY

The chance to own the highest residence in the Southern Hemisphere comes around but once. The entire 87th floor of the Eureka Tower is now available. Design and create your own living masterpiece within a huge 550 square metres. The property features breathtaking 360 degree views over Melbourne, 8 secure car parks, as well as a suggested floor plan from renowned interior designers, Carr Design Group. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity. Expressions of interest close Friday 17th December (if not sold prior). Call Greg Hocking on 0418 329 961 or Georgina Dakdouk on 0424 155 547.

72 Bridport St. Albert Park 8644 5500 greghocking.com.au


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