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omen apparently still ask for it. When it was revealed last week that American CBS reporter Lara Logan had been viciously attacked and sexually assaulted while reporting from Cairo, the victim-blaming was intense, widespread and depressingly unsurprising. For some US commentators her “shocking good looks” and blonde hair were key elements of the story; for others, as a female reporter, she should have known the risks of what she was doing. The most high-profile and roundly jeered critic, one Nir Rosen from New York University, posted several tweets about how he was “rolling his eyes at all the attention she will get” now she had been assaulted. Rosen, a big critic of her reporting (“Jesus Christ, at a moment when she is going to become a martyr and glorified we should at least remember her role as a major war monger”) went on to say “She’s so bad that I ran out of sympathy for her”, i.e. it couldn’t happen to a better person. Rosen was failing, Scott Morrison-like, to make a distinction between ideological antipathy and human empathy: you might not approve of ’em, but you don’t begrudge sympathy when life knocks them over. Amazing how the most basic, even self-interested rule of silent discretion simply does not apply anymore in a time of warp-speed opinion and self-generated celebrity; everybody wants their say.

Well, of course, those snipers were named and shamed, and Nir Rosen has now resigned and lost his university post, but the nasty, misogynistic smell lingers. What these fools have done is confuse sexuality with gender, and their ignorance obscures the dark heart of social disorder, conflict and repression: that women are specifically targeted in conflicts, and their gender becomes a particular focus of brutality and hatred. It’s an historic and international phenomenon that still astonishes me. No matter the country, the ethnic group, the religion, the power structure of a particular country and war zone, the male combatants target the women and the female children, and their violence is always sexual. The UN has done painstaking work detailing the appalling and widespread sexual violence done to women in war zones: rape; forcible impregnation and imprisonment until birth; sexual violence ending in death and forced rape by one family member on another is routine in many places. It’s just what happens to women in war, and it has nothing to do with blonde hair or good looks. Women are part of the symbols of capture and destruction that must be declared. Just as so many religions, no matter the stripe, seem to instinctively get and perpetuate patriarchy – the women are always up the back, second in line, not ordained or

kept in another room – so many armed men seem to share an international understanding of the significance of rape. It is an avoidable reality for thousands of displaced women and their families around the world, and we spend very little time reflecting on it. This year marks the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, and I don’t think I can be bothered delivering the usual rallying cries about equal pay and access to childcare this year. This is not because I don’t believe these issues are important, rather it is because these are the issues that are the most important to us: the rape of your daughters by militia just a few kilometres down the road is not your fear, and it places all our other concerns in a cold, hard perspective. It’s not what we have to worry about that should worry us, but what thousands of women everywhere have to live with and flee from every day. Our gender and our humanity unite us; the foolishness of the Nir Rosens of the world is there to remind us of that.

Virginia Trioli is the presenter of ABC News Breakfast on ABC2, 6-9am weekdays.

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t’s a family problem. How do you tell a story about Martha Wainwright without mentioning her kin? It’s not that it can’t be done, but that the cost of omission is much colour and texture. Calling from New York, Martha sounds chirpy but a little weary, the vocal equivalent of a smile that turns up the sparkle in her eyes without quite turning up the corners of her mouth. She salts her speech with the phrase “you know”, which is quite appropriate because, for the most part, we do. Martha, 34, is the child of musician and sometime actor Loudon Wainwright III and the folk singer Katie McGarrigle. Her older brother is the flamboyant Rufus, arguably the most luminous of the constellation. They’ve performed as a family, they’ve been interviewed as a family, and they’re uncommonly open in speech and song. And having all these Wainwrights in the same story means you end up referring to them by their first name, further enhancing the aura of familiarity. The result is a hefty novel’s worth of coverage, one that keeps expanding to more and more unwieldy lengths. If you want to know more, Google is your friend. Better, perhaps, to ask if Martha has ever wanted to be on the other end of the notebook or microphone, asking a journalist what their family is

like, or what their relationship is with their brother? “No, well, I’m not really interested,” she says, cracking up. “I don’t know why people are so interested in my family – we must be interesting. I guess we sort of stand out because we work together as a family as well, and there aren’t that many examples of the sort of dynastic thing that we have.” It’s not just dynastic. Besides the luminaries that are blood relations, the family has a level of well-connectedness that borders on the ridiculous. Mention a gathering that includes Nick Cave, Emmylou Harris and Leonard Cohen and for most people that’s the beginning of a pretty decent festival. For the Wainwrights, that’s breakfast. And never mind dirty laundry, a phrase that always seems to indicate the revelation of irredeemable messes – this family uses music as its washing machine. Case in point is a song by her father called I’d Rather Be Lonely, about a woman for whom Martha always felt sorry. Until the day he told an audience that it was about his daughter. Her response was the lovingly caustic Bloody Mother F---ing Asshole, which swoops and soars and has one of the best lines to ever open a song: “Poetry is no place for a heart that’s a whore.” The appeal is voyeuristic, as if a listener is privy to the process of issues being discussed and, perhaps, resolved. But seriously, does it not occur to them to pick up the phone? “That’s what songwriters do. They’re not going to text their boyfriend about a crappy relationship, they’ll write a song about it,” Martha says. “We do the same thing, it’s just that we’re doing it to each other. I grew up listening to songs my parents sang about one another, and songs written about me, and I liked the attention. I thought it was normal.” The latest addition to this canon of confessional communication is a song by Rufus taking his sister to task for not picking up his calls in the time before their mother died. Its title – a paean to ambiguity – is Martha. As far as excuses go, hers was pretty good – a

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two-months premature boy called Arcangelo, born in November 2009. In typical Wainwright fashion, Martha penned an article in The Times thanking the medical staff who ensured the safety of her and her baby. This was scant months before the heart-rending coverage of Kate McGarrigle’s passing January last year, which included a Guardian article headlined “Rufus Wainwright: ‘I was looking right into her face when my mother died’ ”. It meant that a departure from the family was as much in the public eye as its most recent addition, who has been “a dream” on the road as he follows Martha on tour. So, after being practically born in the spotlight, would she want Arcangelo to remain in it? “Only if he’s good!” Martha exclaims. “I’ll have to hear what he sounds like. After London, my first instinct was to want him to be a doctor, because his life was in their hands and I had a huge respect for what they did for us. I certainly don’t have an itching for him to be a musician, but I’m not going to stop him.”

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artha has said some very raw and very lovely things about feeling vulnerable and unattractive and inferior in terms of looks and talent, about not being pursued as a teenager and as a young woman. These are the most beautiful and relatable of crises, slivers of insecurity capable of causing gaping wounds. But in the years since she started singing, Martha’s experiences have inevitably changed her outlook – not just marriage, to musician and producer Brad Albetta, but the bittersweet duality of becoming a mother almost at the same time that she lost her own. “I’m much more content, in many ways, as I get older. I’m more comfortable in my own skin, of course, but also deeply humbled by the experiences I’ve had travelling on the road, building a career and then, of course, losing my mother. There’s not as much room for vanity and feeling sorry for myself because I basically need to be stronger,” she says. There are hints of this growth between her first and second albums – a little less anger, a little more gazing at the horizon instead of her navel, able to tell stories other than her own. But does she ever worry that if she gets too happy, too secure, she’ll be unable to tap into that invaluably fecund well of inner turmoil? “I don’t know if I’m getting too happy. I’m content, which is different, but there is certainly enough turmoil and problems and sadness in the word to write a thousand songs,” Martha says. “The real challenge is how to to put things into words in an interesting and poetic way, and to find the artistic commitment to strive for something that is good. That’s sometimes what I worry about, that life and life’s normalcies can get in the way of an artist’s need to seek out something that is powerful and resonant.” Martha liberally applies those adjectives to the work of Edith Piaf, whom she describes as her “first and most constant influence”. The McGarrigle record collection, which is legion and lauded by Martha and Rufus many a time, prompted a first encounter with Piaf at the age of about eight. “She was my favourite singer when I was a little girl. At first, I thought it wasn’t a good idea because she’s too famous and has too iconic a voice, but I became interested in making a tribute not only to Piaf but also to the songwriters and the songs of the era.” Martha is touring in support of her Piaf tribute, Sans Fusils, Ni Souliers, a Paris. Looking through the record, it’s immediately obvious that she has steered clear of the

A star in her own right: Martha Wainwright performs at the Royal Albert Hall, London, in 2010. (cHRistie goodWin / RedfeRns / getty iMAges)

“I’m much more content, in many ways, as I get older. I’m more comfortable in my own skin.”

more famous tracks – a thorny decision, but there’s not a La Vie En Rose in sight. “I felt that I was trying to avoid too much comparison between her version and my version. I felt that the more interesting thing would be to make an album that included some lesser-known songs.” She thinks for a moment. “I just picked songs based on whether or not I could sing them. They’re challenging songs. It didn’t really matter how famous they were or if they were related in any way. The relation was only that they were interpreted at some point by Edith Piaf.” Less obvious, however, is the fact that the album was recorded live, which only becomes clear when the audience’s applause kicks in at the end of the third track. Martha says it was the best way to express the urgency necessary for Piaf’s music. “With studio records you’re much more precious about your voice, and if it’s sounding pretty, and which take to use, whereas in this situation we just had to go with the best performance that we could in that moment,” she says. “That’s also the way a lot of people recorded back in her era, and because she’s such a famous live singer and street performer, it’s in the same spirit. But it certainly wasn’t a rest for my vocal chords, it was an exercise, and hopefully I’ve become a better singer because of it just by virtue of having to do things I wouldn’t normally do.” That may be hard to tell, because it’s not easy to list the things Martha would normally do. Her voice, which takes the prerequisites of whisky and cigarettes and gives them a light lacquer of honey, is wonderfully supple. She’s capable of sounding like different people on different tracks, never mind different albums, and she’s just as happy writing music for the Royal Ballet as she is collaborating with Snow Patrol. But she insists that these are not mere detours. “It’s more that I have very eclectic taste in music. I grew up with my mother’s record collection and people that I met through her as a young person, and also my brother’s musical taste was really across the map, so I appreciated classical music and country music and punk rock and folk. I had an image of myself being able to do all of these things, and that’s sort of how I see myself, non-committal. I have trouble sort of sticking to one thing.” The Piaf album may be an indulgence, but it makes a nice counterpoint to the heavily guitar-based sound of her previous work, as well as to Rufus, who has the ability to leave craters in songs in the size and shape of his voice. In the past, it felt like the difference between Martha and her brother was the difference between singing at the back of a bar and crooning at the forefront of baroque. But this tendency to experiment, to venture into the space between genre, is why you can’t discuss Martha without discussing the Wainwrights, because so much of what they are is due to being steeped in song and each other. “Although Rufus and I share so many of the same musical genes, there’s such a difference in what we can do and what we’re good at. But when I sing, I sound a little bit like my mother, and a little bit like my father – people recognise my family in me. I think that would be really impossible to try and get rid of or deny, and it’s something I’m very proud of.” \

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institution such as Monsalvat when an opens a new restaurant, it’s pointless trying to resist. Sooner or later you know you

are going to succumb. So on a summer Sunday there we were heading north to this famous artists’ colony for lunch. The new restaurant – well, it opened last year – is The Meeting Pool. The name comes from a children’s book written by Mervyn Skipper, one of Monsalvat’s founders. Chef Stephen Shing, formerly of Taxi and Lower House, offers French provincial dishes using locally grown produce and fresh herbs and flowers plucked from Monsalvat’s extensive garden. Shing is ably supported by Chilean-born chef Geo Tapia, who was in charge of the kitchen the day we ate at the restaurant. Tapia came to The Meeting Pool from the Giant Steps/ Innocent Bystander restaurant and winery in Healesville The first choice was where to sit: in or out. The paved outdoor area, with marble-topped tables shaded by trees and umbrellas, was our first choice, until we decided it might get too hot, so we opted for the inside dining room. It turned out to be the right choice as it was cool and a feast for the eyes – even before the food arrived. The building shows the influence of provincial France, which influenced Monsalvat’s early builders – lots of bricks, roughly plastered walls and heavy timber beams. It’s rustic without resorting to clichés. Diners included many family groups – one a large three-generation family – young couples and older people. By 2.45pm a couple with a baby were just ordering their late lunch. Tables are well spaced so there is a sense of privacy, yet you can still take in what is happening around you. White paper overlays cover white tablecloths; the tables are generous in size. The menu changes each season. The staff is young, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The extensive summer menu includes seven entrées, seven main courses, four desserts, a cheese selection, plus a couple of specials in each category and three different types of side salads. A wine is recommended for each dish in each category. We chose to go with the Innocent Bystander

food\ maria harris enjoys the meeting pool Main: Lesley Sinclair’s braised chicken, olives and tomatoes. Left: Leek and blue cheese tart with nasturtium salad. (DArriAn TrAynor)

pinot gris from the Yarra Valley. We began with three entrées: the leek-and-bluecheese tart with nasturtium salad, a pork-and-spinach terrine and saganaki scallops. The scallops, served in shells on a bed of rock salt, were tender but the sauce swamped them and overpowered their flavour. Not so with the tart where the gentle sharpness of the cheese came though. The country-style terrine came with quince chutney, tiny pickled gherkins and caper berries. This mix of flavours piqued the palate and had us ready for more. The choice included Elizabeth David’s navarin of spring lamb shoulder, slowly braised in white wine, tomato, butter, herbs and served with baby vegetables; a risotto; sautéed chicken, plus pork cutlet with cider sauce and a hapuka fillet. One of the group, a former professional chef, chose a chargrilled scotch fillet served with roasted chat

potatoes and a cracked pepper and cream sauce, with braised baby endive and witlof on the side. It was rare, to her liking, and while she is not usually a fan of cream sauces, she said its robustness complemented the meat. My King George whiting was equally impressive – simply pan fried, soft and fresh and sprinkled in fine herbs. Lily Jorgensen’s rabbit chasseur, served with spinach, and the roast capsicum and sage risotto with spring onion and marinated feta were two more dishes from this summer menu. The dessert list ranged from fresh strawberries with cream to apple tart and lightly poached fruit. We opted for the special of vanilla panacotta with citrus fruit salad. With delicate slices of orange and a sprig of tiny wisteria and pea flowers on the plate, it was a just the right way to end the meal. Would we come back for more? Absolutely. We want to go through the whole four seasons. \

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verdict The Meeting Pool is a welcome addition to the Eltham dining scene. It offers French provincial

food with a seasonal menu based on local fresh produce and herbs grown in Monsalvat’s large garden. Perfect for a long, relaxing Sunday lunch, family celebrations and intimate lunches or dinners. Offers a choice of al fresco eating or dining room. The wine list includes four sparkling wines and 19 white wines – from the Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula, South Australia, Western Australia and France. Red wines include Victorian pinot noirs and cabernet blends, shiraz and five French wines. There are also aperitifs, beer, cider and soft drinks.

eat this The Meeting Pool 7 Hillcrest Avenue, Eltham Phone \ 9431 2681 Chef \ Stephen Shing Prices \ Entrees: $8.50-$16.50; mains $24-$35 desserts $10-$12.50 Open \ Breakfast: Saturday and Sunday 9-11am Lunch: Tuesday-Sunday noon, Dinner: Thursday-Saturday 6.30pm

From its heavy timber beams and pitched timber ceiling, roughcast walls and terracotta-tiled floors, The Meeting Pool has a real French provincial atmosphere. Wrought-iron light fixtures and wall sconces with rose-coloured shades create soft ambient light and ceiling fans move the air around on a hot day. At the front of the restaurant large windows overlook the gravel forecourt and trees. A paved courtyard shaded by large trees offers true al fresco dining: casual, with iron chairs, marble-topped tables, umbrellas, brick paving and gardens. Close your eyes and think of France. FEBRUARY 23, 2011 \ The weekly review 9


george negus has had a go at most things on television and now he has saddled up to change perceptions of how news can be presented. PeTer WilMoTh spoke with him.

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s it ageist to kick off by noting that George Negus is nearly 69? I don’t think so. I would argue the opposite. I would say that it’s a fact that ought to be highlighted, that Negus is a magnificent example of what a man of his years can be – he’s broadminded, mischievous, hard-working, funny, irreverent, still very interested in ideas, food, cooking, coffee, politics, reading, work and sex. For those of us some way from being 69, it’s not a bad checklist. The promos for his new show, 6pm with George Negus, made age an issue, with Negus talking about his experience and the younger reporters working with him. And he’s obviously an older bod among all those 20- and 30-somethings on The 7pm Project, where he’s a regular. So it’s congratulations all round on this one – to Negus for showing us how to be 69, and to Channel Ten for backing an older presenter, and for boldly mashing up its news hour and putting him front and centre in prime time on a network aimed at younger people. “I don’t understand ageism,” Negus says. “I understand people have a worth, regardless. My approach to the ageing process is to deny it and have a younger partner and 20-somethings for sons. I have no chance of getting older before my time. The very nature of my existence makes it impossible to think old. “I don’t think they (his two sons) even think about how old I am. Maybe physically they notice me not being able to kick a football as well as I used to. I don’t think age. I’m 69 this year; 69 going on 39. Until somebody says you’re too old and mistake experience for age … “People just repeat the same experience over and over. A very wise colleague in my previous profession as a schoolteacher asked me for my opinion and I said ‘What does my opinion matter, I’ve only been in the game two years, you’ve got 30 years’ experience.’ He said ‘Yes, but for most people 30 years’ experience is one year repeated 30 times. So you’ve got as much right to your opinion as someone 30 years older.’ It stuck with me. I’m an internationalist and a worldly person. How could your mind stay in a vice when history is just flying around you and I’ve been lucky enough to get paid to observe history in motion.” I’ve met Negus at Ten in Sydney in a break from pulling the show together. He’s ridiculously familiar to anyone who went anywhere near a TV screen in the past 30 years. That voice – the “Aussieness” of it, the unpretentious, knockabout way of talking. The casualness, the swagger, the moustache, the particularly Australian self-confidence that some read as macho, an image that Channel Nine was in no hurry to disavow. That is until Negus later revealed himself to be the SNAG that he is. And now, all these years later, he’s being used by Ten in some strategic roles and on youth-dominated programs on a young person’s network. Negus loves it. “Somebody once described me as having cross-generational cool. Now I’m not ego-driven, but that was one of the most satisfying things I’d ever heard.” Anyway, he’s very easy to like. Negus tells me a few times he’s not an egomaniac, but he doesn’t need to say this because it’s obvious his thing is the work. He’s terrified of ever being seen as a TV prat and makes it clear to me how often he’s challenged notions deeply entrenched in television, as he says he doing now with a current-affairs program coming on at 6pm before the news at 6.30. “I started on This Day Tonight – the first current-affairs program in Australia. Then to 60 Minutes. The Today show was my insomniac period. I did that as a favour to Channel Nine. They asked me and I tried it and then I found you don’t function vey well as a human being when you’re getting up at three in the morning and falling asleep at eight in the evening into your soup. Then Foreign Correspondent, a breakthrough TV program. Then some private time in the bush to rethink and I went to Italy. Sabbatical, recharging time. “Came back to George Negus Tonight (on the ABC). Then Dateline (SBS), which was motherland for me because it was so international, which has always been a very important centrepiece in my journalistic armoury. And then someone says there’s this thing called The 7pm Project, which I’d never heard of, which is also outside the square. And now this. So you’d have to speak to a psychiatrist as distinct from a media analyst to find out why it is that in my 35 years of television, somehow or other I’ve never done the same old same old. I’m inclined to soil-breaking and I’ve kept re-inventing myself.” 6pm with George Negus is a radical concept. It’s been a truism for many years in television that you don’t muck around with the 6-7pm timeslot, as good numbers in that hour sets up the rest of the evening. So what Ten has done is out there. “It’s encouraging to know that enough people get what we’re

trying to do,” Negus says. “People talk about the need for something new and different and fresh, and then when they’re given (that) people will quite often use all their old standards, their old definitions to compare and contrast. “It’s a radical move. I was with a Channel Ten executive having a glass of fermented grape juice and we were talking about The 7pm Project and the role that I played in it. He said ‘What do you think of it?’ I said ‘You’re outside the square, stay outside the square’. And I think it was, without me knowing, a job application.” Negus knows Ten has broken a TV rule in messing with the news hour. “I’m trusting their judgment. I know they’ve done their homework. What’s innovative is that they’ve put me, essentially not a news person, up against straight news.” There have been snippy paragraphs in the Sydney media about the program featuring too much international material. “Too much Egypt?” Negus says. “The biggest story in the world? Why should the biggest story in the world be item number six or eight in Australian current-affairs programs?” The media landscape is changing everywhere, and Negus

On kirsty ... “i describe Our relatiOnship as 26 years Of One-night stands.” is gratified he’s not afraid of change. “We had to initiate the change in the past, otherwise you could get stuck in a comfortable, if worthwhile rut … The new-media intrusion into our profession has got pluses and minuses to it. It means we have to change whether we like it or not, And as a change merchant, a person who is more frightened by predictability … having to move with the times doesn’t bother me.” Negus lives in Sydney and has a place just outside Coffs Harbor, in Bellingen. “It’s our little bit of paradise.” For 17 years he commuted to Sydney. He has been with Kirsty Cockburn, a journalist, for 26 years (they are not married). “You can’t rush into these things,” Negus says. “I describe our relationships as 26 years of one-night stands. I joke that she still doesn’t know how I have my coffee in the morning. It’s a relationship that doesn’t seem to require the marital description. I got lucky. You’d have to ask her if she feels the same way.” Negus and Cockburn have two sons: Ned, 24, working in sports management; and Serge, 21, who is involved in wildlife adventure and is working on a pilot for a television series. “They know far more about the world than I do. Just ask them, they’ll tell you.” Parenting, Negus says, is the most daunting experience he’s had. “By that I mean demanding. You can’t bullshit to them. It tests your opinions, it tests your values, it tests everything. I didn’t start growing up until I became a father. It was the serious beginning of my maturation process because you have to look at yourself.” I remind Negus he was, at 45, a late first-time father. “I’m ahead of the bloody trend,” he says. “I’m glad I was grown up by the time I had kids. I think one of the problems with a lot of family life and difficulties with young people is because a lot of parents had not grown up before they started telling other people how to live.” Did he try to do his parenting by example? “I always thought we’d probably done the right thing if, when they grew up themselves, we remain close mates, stop being a parent and

become a friend. And I think in both their cases, they have. So we’ve probably done something right.” What’s the marker for good parenting? “If they want to keep spending time with you. We just had a family holiday to Oman, camped in the desert, four of us. At 21 and 24, if you want to go camping in the desert with Bedouins and your parents it means you’re not crap company.” I asked Negus whether working for the Labor Party in early ’70s had damaged Kerry O’Brien’s credibility as a journalist. “No. Probably helped him learn about politics.” What did he think of the idea that working for a political party nails one’s political colours to the mast forever? “I think it’s wrong. I worked for Whitlam. It was exciting. We wanted to learn about politics. It was different, after 23 years of conservatism.” O’Brien has always taken some shtick about his Whitlam days – Red Kerry and all that – and while no one in their right mind (except maybe the Liberal Party) would accuse O’Brien of Labor bias or being anything other than even-handed and the ultimate professional, it has still followed him down the years. Interestingly, it’s not widely known that Negus, who has never joined any political party, had worked for Whitlam, holding a position as a minder for just short of two years. “It’s not been particularly pertinent,” Negus says. “It’s never stopped me getting an interview with a politician on the right. I think they appreciate that you know what politics is all about.”

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’Brien is Negus’s oldest friend in journalism, and one of his closest friends. As young reporters, they shared houses. “We spoke on Sunday at great length. We laughed about each others’ move. I’ve been telling him for years ‘Get out of there, you’ve been there too long’. And he rang me to tell me he was getting out. I was in the midst of discussions with these people (at Ten) and I couldn’t tell him. I rang him and he said ‘Don’t you take your own advice? You harangue me to get out and now you’re going back in’. He knew it was a challenge I was prepared to take.” Negus has been in the media so long he’s had to re-invent himself. He’s been everything: foreign correspondent, presenter, political analyst, morning host. He’s seen myriad TV trends come and go, including the cooking phenomenon. Did he think he’d need to become a proficient cook to stay on TV? Negus laughs. “Cooking’s therapy too. I lived in Italy for 15 months and cooked a lot there. I was on Celebrity MasterChef. I used to jokingly say ‘You can criticise my looks, you can criticise my journalism but don’t criticise my risotto.” His time in Italy with Cockburn produced a book, The World From Italy (he’s also written The World From Islam and The World From Down Under) and some priceless memories. “When Kirsty and I first met she said ‘Is there anything you really want to do?’ I said I wanted to live in Italy for a year. People said ‘How can you possibly be attracted to Italy? It’s got such crap politics, corrupt, crap, all over the place.’ I said it probably indicates how important politics isn’t, really, because Italy is one of the most desirable places for people to travel to and somehow or other, despite all that crap politics, they get by. “And their priorities are pretty close to mine. If the wine’s drinkable, and the pastas al dente and the sauce is tasty and the coffee is properly barista-ed and you get sex on a reasonably regular basis, preferably with your partner but not necessarily and your football team wins, let the bloody politics and economics look after themselves.” It’s hard to disagree with the Negus philosophy, and I’m struggling to imagine any of his younger colleagues getting away with airing such hearty opinions in an interview. Still, what’s he got to lose or prove? Nothing, and he knows it. As I watch him walk back into the newsroom, with reporters and producers tapping away on computers and Negus on his mobile phone and launching into his afternoon, it struck me that he is indeed a man of many parts and, with all that experience, one worth listening to. \

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» 6pm with George Negus is on weeknights on Channel Ten and repeated at 10.40pm. » The World from Down Under by George Negus is out now from Harper Collins. FEBRUARY 23, 2011 \ The weekly review 11


R E V IE W \ one of the things that was AS A KID,  drummed into me is that cleanliness is next to godliness. It has stuck with me right into adulthood and I remain obsessed with cleaning the body, and everything else, but I digress. Cleansing the face is the foundation of a good skincare regimen. Your face is the most exposed part of your body and has the most delicate skin. Cleansing it is your first line of defence against skin problems and should be part of your morning and evening regimen. Cleansers work to get rid of dirt, make-up, excess natural oils and bacteria. They also help the skin to breathe and invigorate blood circulation.

Korres White Tea 3 in 1 Cleansing Water (200ml, $33.95) This soap-free water cleanser not only removes

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Elemis Pro-Radiance Cream Cleanser (150ml, $78) is

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derived products that has landed on my desk. It has only seven ingredients and none are synthetic. It is made from fruit butters such as shea and cocoa and natural oils. Affectionately known as African black soap, it is used religiously in that continent. It can be used by anyone and for any part of the body, but I’ve found it to be most effective as a face cleanser.

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Dove Men+Care is hitting the shelves as you read this. The range is formulated to help eliminate dry, itchy and uncomfortable skin and is priced very affordably. The line-up of deodorants, face/body cleansers and bars, an SPF 15 moisturiser and two foaming face cleansers plan to achieve what Dove women’s products have done in the competitive skincare market – no over-selling, false claims and impossibly perfect models in advertising campaigns, just well-priced products that work.

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R E V IE W \ FA S HIO N celebrity photographer Mark AMERICAN Seliger, whose work has appeared on the covers of Vanity Fair and GQ, lends his

artistic eye to the Lavazza 2011 calendar. For the first time, the Texan-born and New York-based photographer brings his expertise to a fashion shoot (for a coffee brand) to tell the story of Italy and romance through beautifully styled photographs. The concept of calendar girl takes on a new meaning with Seliger at the helm – he creates dream-like sequences in a month-by-month exploration of what it means to be in love and fashionably cool in cities such as Rome, Venice and Florence. The calendar, now in its 19th year, sees the Lavazza brand take on more than simply a role in selling coffee – here it’s all about kudos in the fashion world, teaming with the best photographers in the business to deliver a message that should sell more coffee beans in the end. Seliger, who was chief photographer at Rolling Stone in the US for 10 years, has models sitting in haystacks and couples as lovers in Capri. The theme, Amore, tells the story of falling in love, in Italy, of course. The models used in the shoot include American actress Olivia Wilde and her Italian husband and film director Tao Ruspoli, who are portrayed as lovers in Capri. Other models include Monica Castillo (who has worked with Vivienne Westwood and Emanuel Ungaro), Enrique Palacios, Noot Seear (model and actress in New Moon), Cedric Bihr and Jeisa Chiminazzo – the Brazilian model who has been photographed for Calvin Klein, Dolce & Gabbana and Yves Saint Laurent. In the past, Lavazza has worked with iconic photographers such as Annie Leibovitz and Miles Aldridge. This time, Seliger tells his story through colourful, fairtytale-like images – he re-creates a balcony scene from Romeo & Juliet and has a stylish couple at a table surrounded by water in Venice. A touch of the surreal and fantastical is felt. Another iconic brand, this time in the tyre world, is the annual Pirelli calendar. The 2011 edition features German designer Karl Lagerfeld in the hot seat. Drawing his influences from the ancient Greek and Roman gods, he focuses on the beauty of the naked body, and it’s the first time Pirelli has extended its calendars to include the male form. Lagerfeld is the first couturier to be involved with Pirelli, and he created special accessories and jewels for the shoot. Of working with the 15 models and American actress Julianne Moore on the calendar, Lagerfeld said: “Actresses and models bring these new heroes to life and depict a new concept of the beautiful.” The calendar, which started in 1964 but took a 10-year break in the 1970s, is renowned for its overt sexiness and is a much sought-after collector’s item. You won’t just find them anywhere, and the latest edition in a sealed box is fetching about $270 on eBay. The calendar’s significant history and evolution has been documented in a film titled The Saga of the Pirelli Calendar by Emmanuel Le Ber. It premiered on French television in November last year. Every year the Pirelli team hands the job of creating a calendar to somebody famous – in the past, Peter Lindbergh, Mario Testino and Bruce Weber have all put their own creative spin on the calendar. Renowned models such as Gisele Bundchen, Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss, and actresses Sophia Loren and Penelope Cruz have also been featured in the past. And if we are to trust Lagerfeld: “The Pirelli calendar is a myth, a tribute to the woman, sometimes anticipates the mores of society with its aesthetic codes and archetypes, and marks the future.” \ » www.2011.lavazza.com www.pirellical.com

Main: Mark Seliger’s beautiful, dream-like works tell the story of Italy and romance in the pages of the Lavazza 2011 calendar. Below: Iconic Pirelli images and styling by Angelo Ferrari for the 2006 calendar that featured Naomi Campbell. (ANGELO FERRARI \ GETTY IMAGES)

CALENDAR GIRL The Pirelli calendar is a collector’s item

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r e v ie w \ Ch e q u e s & b a l a n Ce s

Plan early for the kids’ education Private education costs about $350,000

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inherently expensive. Children are All education comes at a cost, but add private-school fees to the list of

requirements for your child’s upbringing and that cost goes up enormously. According to the Australian Scholarships Group’s education cost calculator, for a child born in 2010 it will cost about $350,000 for its private secondary education alone. This cost includes tuition, requisites, clothing, incidentals and computer and internet costs. Hoping that you may have earned or saved enough money by the time your children are school age, or relying on generous grandparents, is a gamble. It is far better to start your children’s education fund early as, if you have to borrow to fund their education, the interest on the borrowings could mean you end up paying significantly more. By starting early, you will also benefit from compounding returns on your savings (interest on your interest) and you can afford to take a longer-term view and can invest in “growth” assets – such as shares – instead of putting your money into a bank account. An actuarial analysis, commissioned by myself and

The financial advice offered here is generic.


assessable income of the nominated student to whom the benefit has been paid. While ESPs are relatively easy to establish, the disadvantages are that their fees are relatively high and the funds are generally conservative, giving lower returns. And there may be penalties for early exit, which makes them relatively inflexible. There is also a maximum contribution allowed of $350,000. Lifeplan, which merged with Australian Unity in 2009, and the Australian Scholarships Group are the largest providers of ESPs in Australia. An alternative to an ESP is to invest in a managed investment fund, which offers you more control over your investment decisions and often more flexibility. It might not provide the tax incentives of an ESP, however, with lower fees and the potential for more growth in your investments, it could outweigh the tax benefits of an ESP. Macquarie Bank also offers a prepaid fee arrangement with several private schools. The Discounted Fees Plan allows you to prepay your school fees up to 10 years in advance and you receive a credit (discount) on future tuition fees that is not assessable for tax purposes. The discount is calculated

based on the amount of money deposited, the length of time it is paid in advance and the fixed-term interest rates at the time. You can make one-off or regular contributions. Finally, paying back your mortgage and then drawing down on it again to pay the school fees is a cost-effective way to save for your children’s education. It’s tax-effective and usually available to all home owners. By using a separate offset account or redraw facility where you keep extra mortgage repayments, you can then redraw the amounts to pay for your child’s education. If you decided to establish a savings plan for your children and their education, it is important to note that children’s “unearned income” (income not from employment) attracts penalty tax rates and it is therefore better to put the investments in your own name, your spouse’s name or a grandparent’s – whoever has a lower taxable income – then earmark the savings or investment for the children’s education. \

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my business partner in 2008, showed that parents need to be saving about $450 a month from when a child is born in order to have saved enough money to pay for a standard private education for years 7-12. This takes into account the effects of inflation and assumes a modest rate of return on the money invested. However, a minority of parents or grandparents are saving for education in advance, and those that are find that their savings fall short, with many savers putting aside less than $100 a month. Saving for a child’s education is principally not any different from saving for any other long-term investment goal. And by taking a long-term view, you should choose an investment that will provide you with growth and, where possible, flexibility. There are several ways to save for a child’s education, whether you are a parent or grandparent. Education Savings Plans (ESPs) are purpose-built education products that offer tax advantages for investors. The tax benefits relate to the earnings on the contributions made and are accessed when the earnings are used to pay for educational expenses. It is important to note that these tax benefits are treated as

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r e v ie w \ “When I saw it I didn’t even run it. I just bought it on the spot. I thought, ‘this is it’,” he says. “It was absolutely complete – handbook, sales catalogue, luggage straps, the works. You only get one chance at these. I didn’t care about the paintwork looking shabby. I took one look at the interior.” The Bentleigh Bentley owner at one stage had apparently thought about repainting the car. “Thank God he didn’t.” All Johnston has done is to give it a valve grind and repainted the top of the engine. “Otherwise it’s exactly as it left the factory,” he says, rating it as possibly one of the most original 1950 Mk VI Bentleys in Australia. It still amazes him how easy the car was to start after all those years on blocks. As it turned out, Johnston became the fairytale prince of a beautiful sleeping beauty. Back at his mechanic’s garage, he had the oil and the plugs changed and put a battery in it, and that’s all. With his moustache tickling the broad smile on his face, Johnston declares, “There’s not another make of car on this planet where a 50-year-old model can be awakened after a sleep of 22 years and be started straight away.”

w REaR VIEW\KEVIN NORBURY fINds a classIc BENtlEY Beautiful distraction: Real-estate agent Greg Johnston stopped driving his Bentley Mk VI to open for inspections because people wanted to talk about the car, not the houses. (KEVIN NORBURY)

sits in the soft GreG Johnston leather passenger seat of his classic 60-year-old Bentley and marvels at the

fact that this particular car has an eight-day wind-up clock set into the front of the glove compartment. “This was the last model to have the Smith’s eight-day clock. Check your watch.” I check it instinctively. “After 60 years, it’s working perfectly,” he says, as if to suggest I needn’t have bothered. Johnston is like a boy with a new toy around this car. You’d swear he slept with the damn thing. That said, he’s had it for 10 years. He had another one just like it – same model, in fact – for 26 years. He did a lot of work on that. “It had a complete mechanical rebuild and suspension, which was eye-watering,” he says with a grimace. But this Mk VI is original. It even still has its boot curtain, which covers luggage when the boot lid is opened down flat to carry extra luggage secured by leather straps. From what he says, this particular car also has a few unique features, including two fuel pumps hooked up to a two-way switch on the dash. If one breaks down, there’s always the other one. “I’ve never seen one (with a switch) on a Mk VI Bentley,” says Johnston. “And I’ve been a member of the Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club for 40 years.” (For many years Bentley was built by Rolls-Royce.) He opens a small panel that looks distinctly like a drawer, the front of which drops down under the glove compartment, then starts sliding something out. Lo and behold, it’s a tray of tools. “The tool kit is absolutely complete and very, very rare,” he says. “It’s got tools to change the valve springs, spare headlamp globe, spare spark plug, feeler gauges, the correct Kismet tyre gauge. Everything is correct and original.” If only this car could talk. It was bought new in Sydney in September 1950 by Sir Lionel Hooke, then AWA chairman. Naturally he had a radio installed. “Watch this,” says Johnston, pressing its pushbuttons.

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“One, two, three, four, five, six, seven.” He counts them off. “Seven short-wave bands and a medium-wave band. So on this car I’ve listened to the Voice of America and BBC short-wave services and radio.” He points to the various gauges on the car’s walnut-panelled dashboard, specifically the petrol gauge; it reads min/oil. “There’s the fuel (level), press the button and it reads the amount of oil in the sump. So you tell me that modern cars are any further advanced.”

“When I saW It I dIdn’t even run It. I just Bought It on the spot. I thought, ‘thIs Is It’.”

That Johnston owns this car at all is a story in itself. He fell in love with the Bentley after seeing one at a Kellow-Falkiner exhibition as a boy. His father was a Humber man. Johnston’s first car was a 1952 eight-passenger Humber Imperial that had been used in the 1954 royal tour. He bought his first Bentley with a $200 deposit, the one he had for 26 years. Ten years ago, by then president of the Bentley Drivers’ Club, a Bentley owner from Bentleigh, as it happens, asked him to do an evaluation on his car. He was thinking of selling it. When Johnston got there, he found the Bentley on blocks in the owner’s garage, where it had been for years. But being an ex-truckie, “he knew how to look after a car when it was laid up”. Even the wheels and tyres were covered with hessian bags. But that’s not what blew Johnston away. He discovered that when the ex-truckie had bought the Bentley, he had drained the engine oil, refilled it with new oil, then “turned the engine over by hand (with the crank) once a month for 22 years”.

hether he kissed it before or after he didn’t say, but he certainly had the muffler replaced because there was a hole in it, then he promptly drove it to Sydney for the 2000 Olympics. It didn’t miss a beat. As a real-estate agent, he proudly drove it to open for inspections for a time. But that couldn’t go on. “People used to want to talk to me about the car rather than what I was selling, so I stopped bringing it.” The car, in anybody’s terms, is remarkably original. So what if the paintwork – shell grey over black – is not pristine. That’s what make this car unique. Take one look at the interior, as Johnston did, and you are won over. Light-fawn West of England cloth lines the interior, the leather seats haven’t even got a worn stitch, the eye-catching walnut dashboard regularly gets a coat of beeswax, and behind each front seat are glass-topped walnut picnic tables. “You can see by the condition of the chrome they’ve hardly been used,” Johnston says. It has footrests and reading lights in the back as well. The car has a sun roof, and there’s a lever above the driver’s door that operates a blind on the back window. On the floor, to the driver’s right, is the four-speed gear change. “The most delightful thing is its manual gear change,” says Johnston. “It’s a pleasure to change gears.” There’s not much this car doesn’t have. You don’t have to grease it. Under the dash there’s this tiny pedal like a miniature clutch pedal. Pump that every 150 miles, says Johnston, and it pumps oil into every moving part on the chassis. The speedometer shows 81,456 miles, but it’s been around once, so the car has actually done 181,456 miles (nearly 300,000 kilometres) and still ticks over like a clock. Under the long bonnet chugs a 4.25-litre six-cylinder fed by twin SU carbies. “There’s so much power in the engine and so much low-speed torque I can go into a roundabout in top gear and pull away still in top gear,” he boasts. If you are wondering what happened to Johnston’s other 1950 Bentley, that is a story in itself. He kept both Bentleys for another three years, then one day he saw a 1929 Sunbeam drophead coupe advertised at Sorrento. He’d always wanted “a quality vintage sports car”, he says. And this one was probably the only one of its type because of its James Young body. To give his original Bentley a bit of a run, he took it that day to Sorrento to look at the Sunbeam. Nice car, said the man with the bright-blue Sunbeam. Hop in, says Johnston with pride; we’ll go for a spin. The end result is that Johnston told our man with the Sunbeam that he’d buy his car if and when he sold the Bentley. The Sunbeam chap wasn’t perturbed. Says he, “You wouldn’t swap, would you?” Johnston’s eyes lit up. “Done,” he told him. “So you are looking at a bloke who has swapped cars,” says Johnston. “We swapped.” \

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BIKE TORQUE\ LOZ BLAIN ASKS WHY TAKE THE RISK? speak to the car drivers out there for LET ME  a minute. Just this once. Are you guys interested in making a massive improvement in your

device in its own right, but with each one you tack onto your car, you’re sacrificing a bit of brain activity and the feeling of connection to the road. You’re relinquishing your skills in favour of computer control. And the less you have to pay attention, the less you do. In 10 years’ time, you’ll barely have to be awake. Motorcycling is dangerous. It is certainly not for everyone. We riders are keenly aware that we’re sacrificing some degree of safety every time we sling a leg over. But our degree of risk is easily mitigated through training, experience, smart decisions and protective gear. In return, we get to spend an hour or so each day immersed entirely in our passion, our grey matter processing gushing streams of vital data and making thousands of split-second decisions of real consequence. We actively take the long way home. We treasure the moments when the whole world disappears; when it’s just us and the road and the task at hand – those precious moments of motorcycling Zen when we find ourselves completely present in our bodies and completely in control of our machines. So when you see a rider on the road, from within the comforts of your shiny cage, muse upon the fact that you’re looking at somebody whose brain is running at supercharged speeds. That could be your brain. Unplug from the safety of the matrix. Join us. \

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skills as a road user? Do you like the idea of developing and honing a mysterious sixth sense that tells you what other drivers are about to do, seconds in advance? Do you want to increase your spatial awareness, your focus, your peripheral vision? They certainly look like they need some work. What about your sense of balance and co-ordination? What if I told you that you could make major improvements in all these areas, just by changing the way you get to work every day? Changing to a commuting method that’s faster, cheaper and loads more fun – a method that’s almost as mentally refreshing and invigorating as a meditation session? Lose a couple of wheels! Commuting on a motorcycle lights up the prefrontal cortex of your brain like a Christmas tree, folks, in ways that cars simply can’t. This will be no news at all to my riding brethren and sistren – because in your first few formative years of motorcycling, the information overload can be exhilarating and overwhelming. You’re suddenly responsible not only for your own actions on the road but for everyone around you – because being right is no consolation when you’re on a stretcher. You’re forced to manage traction and tyre grip like you’ve never had to before – every change in the road surface beneath your two small rubber contact patches offers an opportunity for disaster if it’s not dealt with properly. Then there’s weight transfer – not just as you lean into corners and manipulate body and bike to dodge car mirrors, but also learning to balance your front and rear suspension on the throttle and under braking. You’re constantly scanning the other lanes for alternative courses and bigger buffer zones. You’re acutely aware of where each car’s blind spots are, and you gain an excellent appreciation of just how many drivers have mobile phones stuck to their ears – and what a huge difference it makes to their ability to keep a tonne of metal between two white lines. You keep an evolving mental list of how aggressive, dopey or erratic each driver is. Not to mention the traffic. With the ability to easily filter through stopped traffic, you come to the liberating realisation that the traffic jams that choke our roads and

cause so much anger and frustration for car drivers are rarely more than a few hundred metres long, with clear road on the other side. Contrast this with the average car commute, in which you crawl along at mind-numbing pace, while eating a bagel, checking for pimples and having your IQ and spirit battered down by the inane fake laughter of drive-time radio goons. Goons whose primary job is to take your attention away from the fact that you’re sitting in a giant queue waiting for something you probably don’t want anyway. It’s no wonder that car commuting has been proven to increase stress hormone levels, while motorcycling is shown to reduce stress and sharpen cognitive function in the brain. I’m not having a dig at car drivers. After all, I’m one of you guys, too. I know exactly how dull and unstimulating it is to sit in a car in traffic, and I know why you pick that phone up or turn the in-dash DVD player on – your poor brains have nothing else to do. After all, the past few decades’ worth of automotive technology have taken more and more control out of drivers’ hands. ABS, stability control, active suspension, adaptive cruise … Heck, several companies are working on systems that can gently steer you back into the middle of your lane if you start drifting, and that’s just the start of it. Each and every one of these is a wonderful safety

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Make peace with your body

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LISA MITCHELL examines a new weight-loss solution.

it is, finally, the brilliant idea yo-yo So here dieters have been “weighting” for – a way to ditch diets. It’s so pivotal, it’s likely to force

Australia’s $745 million weight-loss industry to pad products and programs with holistic attitude to survive. Pressure began building against the weight-loss industry in early 2009 when Choice magazine’s January report on the “one-size-fits-all” pharmacy-based diet programs concluded that they just didn’t shape up. Choice’s research showed that diet plans were most successful when there was “effective counselling on long-term diet, lifestyle, behavioural and psychological issues”. Now there’s a secret, if never there was one. The best long-term strategy for losing weight permanently is to understand why you eat inappropriately in the first place. Find the cause and you find the cure. Choice’s conclusion seems obvious doesn’t it, a real no-brainer. How much longer can Weight Watchers’ lifetime membership – oh, the irony – survive such damning epiphanies? And yet in 2009-10, Australians spent $745.6 million on low-calorie foods and shakes, diet cookbooks, weight-loss guides, dietary supplements, surgery and counselling services, according to business intelligence company IBISWorld. Then four months after Choice’s report, in June 2009, the former Rudd government flagged that

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something had to happen to ensure Australians have access to effective weight-loss products and services in the National Preventative Health Taskforce report, Australia: The Healthiest Country by 2020.

How to slay the diet demon By that time, Sara Redman, a psychologist, life coach and Pilates instructor, and Susan Henshaw, a former fad dieter, were already road-testing their revolutionary approach to diet-busting with the BodyZen program. Henshaw, a former cabbage-soup dieter whose lowest point came when weight gain contributed to an incapacitating injury, finally learnt she had to peel back the layers of the onion to win her freedom. The most useful question to ask yourself, says Redman, is: “What emotions are you eating?” Anger, sadness, fear … or maybe that long-lost cousin, joy? Typically, she says, inappropriate eating stems from the need to smother one or more of these primary emotions. The BodyZen 12-week program (www.bodyzen.co) involves workbook-driven self-examination with email support from Redman and Henshaw, and online forum support from other users. The diet-busters are also working strongly towards a 2011 roll-out of workshops, one-on-one coaching and more online accountability throughout the course.


Their goal is to help women and men make better, more self-nurturing choices, to pack up the “ugly mirror”, the “fat tops” and other accoutrements of self-loathing and to wear their own skin, comfortably. No diets or recipes are offered.

Can we hack it? But in this quick-fix, instant-gratification society, are there new-generation dieters ready and motivated to spend time in self-examination to reach their goals? Perhaps, given that the personal development movement has everyone workshopping their lives on weekends at “Unleash the Power Within” seminars and at workplace team-building days. Besides, as we all know, life has a pesky manner of asserting itself and wearing away all our excuses until we are left with the uncomfortable truth, which dieters can lap up or choose to ignore. “Many of the women who come to us may be diet junkies but they know the quick fix doesn’t work; they just don’t know what else to do,” says Redman. “We encourage people to understand that it’s really about what’s going on emotionally for them and in their minds, and then give them the strategies and techniques to adjust and to apply to their daily living.” Interestingly, about half of BodyZen’s users don’t

have weight-loss issues. They’re among the vast female population not just seeking peace with body image but permission to self-nurture without feeling selfish. “There is a level of emotional intelligence required for people to be successful with it,” says Redman, and they do have to be ready to make a shift in their fundamental beliefs and actions. It’s a big agenda for what is essentially a self-help book (or audio) with online support, but the BodyZen program has big heart and integrity of intention and the dieting population is certainly primed for this shift. The weight-loss industry had better hoick up its skirts and get with the program. \

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With a great location and fantastic views, this is the ideal lifestyle property, writes MARIA HARRIS.

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he hills of Eltham North hide some genuine real-estate gems. This house, at the top of a rise in Progress Road, is one. Unobtrusive and hidden from the road, it nestles high up on its 1000-square metre block, making the most of its location and views. And those views – across the entire front of the property – extend beyond the hills of Eltham to the Dandenong Ranges on the horizon. In the mornings mist may shroud the ranges, but the sun often bathes the wooded hillsides in a golden glow, say the owners. The elevation of this property brings with it a sense of space and feeling of living among the trees, the reason many people choose to live in Eltham. Sure, the site is steep and the drive slopes down to the house, but you expect that in Eltham, and as the house is on a level part of the block, there is no sense of having to scramble around difficult terrain. The single-storey Fasham Johnson house, built in the 1970s, bears all the hallmarks of the noted builder: a straightforward layout; zoned living; abundant full-height windows across the front; interiors filled with natural light; and an extensive outdoor living zone. Recently renovated and updated, it now sparkles with contemporary style. Its façade is freshly painted in deep chocolate brown. A welcoming red timber front door opens from the porch into a house that looks quite different from the original. Gone are the typical Eltham rooms with timber ceilings and heavy wooden beams, slate floors and pine benches and cabinets. Instead, the new aesthetic is all white, with splashes of colour. The house has white ceilings and walls, a few fashionable feature walls – some wallpapered – stone benchtops and contemporary fixtures. Porcelain tiles in kitchens and bathrooms and polished timber floors and carpet in the formal living areas have replaced the old floor coverings. One thing that hasn’t changed is the view. It has been made even more accessible by the renovation of the timber deck, which effectively creates an outdoor room. The deck, which extends across the front of the house, features a built-in timber table that can seat at least 12 people. Sliding doors from the family living room and the formal living and dining room link the deck to the house to make outdoor entertaining easy. In the open-plan lounge and dining room the open fireplace – a characteristic feature of the Eltham home – becomes a modern feature with copper hood and flue against a mocha-painted feature wall. The study, also decorated in mocha tones, is off the entry, where light comes from a row of clerestory windows. At this end of the house, the main bedroom, with a new white en suite, has views past the deck to the greenery and the hills. The children’s bedrooms and a sleek white bathroom and renovated laundry are grouped together in their own wing near the informal living area. In the airy living hub, glass doors slide open to the deck. The kitchen has CaesarStone benchtops, a suite

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discover a hidden gem of Miele stainless steel appliances, gleaming white cabinetry, and essentials such as a large fitted pantry. Good storage and shelves mean plenty of space for cookbooks and family mementos. The large CaesarStone bench can seat four or five as a breakfast bar. A wall of windows from the kitchen through the casual dining area to the informal living overlooks the deck and pretty much sums up what living in Eltham is all about. This deck, with its pergola and trailing wisteria, looks like a great place to spend much of the day in fine weather. In the morning, it becomes an al fresco breakfast space; shade sails provide protection from the heat of the day, and it would be idyllic on warm nights for outdoor dining. From the deck, the leaves of the overhanging trees are almost within touching distance. Below the deck, a lawn slopes down to a garden, with another level garden and lawn at the back of the property. \

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BARRY PLANT, 9431 1222 94 Progress Road Price: $600,000 – $690,000 Auction: March 5 at 11am Fast facts: Renovated Fasham Johnson house, large block, new CaesarStone kitchen, Miele stainless steel appliances, study, en suite, light-filled interiors, open fireplace, huge entertainment deck, indoor-outdoor living, thermal blinds, split-system heating/cooling, landscaped gardens, magnificent views to the Dandenong Ranges, off-street parking.

ELTHAM NORTH

20 KILOMETRES NORTH-EAST OF THE CBD Most Sundays in Eltham, hundreds of children with parents, grandparents and friends travel around Lower Eltham Park in miniature trains. They are among the 2½ million passengers who have used the miniature railway since it began in 1961. The miniature railway includes small-scale models of trains from the heyday of rail travel, the 1920s, including Puffing Billy. Passengers sit in single file in the narrow trains which takes them on 13-minute, two-kilometre rides through the park and picnic areas and among the native vegetation. The train clatters along tracks built to to scale of the Australian narrow gauge of 1.1 metres. Volunteers dressed in blue overalls check tickets, help you aboard and drive the train. Many are retirees who can devote hours to what many little boys dream of – playing with trains. Passengers learn about safe behaviour on the train and a station master waves a white flag to tell the driver it is safe to leave the platform. Then, with a toot and a wave, the Eltham Miniature Train sets off on another journey around the park. The railway, which is run by volunteers, uses the money for maintenance and extensions as well as giving some to local charities. It was progressively rebuilt from 1991.

How this suburb has moved: Down by 5.2 per cent in the quarter to December 2010.* REIV stats

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Ornamental ponds are quite popular, but very few suburban backyards have rivers literally running through them. The babbling stream that cuts through the 1478-square metre block at No.3 Lees Road is the most unlikely of water features, particularly for a property just moments from the Lower Plenty shops. But here, you could trick yourself into believing you were somewhere deep in the country. From the back verandah, the view takes in the tree-cloaked hillside that stretches up from the stream. Even the house has a convincing country look and feel. The white weatherboard façade is barely visible from the street; only the pitched red corrugated-iron roof peeks above a densely planted cottage garden. A shady porch introduces an open-plan living space that forms the centrepiece of a recent extension that more than doubled the original ’60s floor plan. The space is clean and simple, with stringybark floorboards, large feature windows and off-white walls. But the fireplace with detailed timber surrounds and country-style cabinets in the new kitchen add warmth and character. The same formula is evident in the rest of the house. The three bedrooms have new, neutral-toned carpets, but the two bathrooms have periodstyle tiles and antique timber vanities. There is even a claw-foot bath in the en suite. This well-presented property includes an upstairs study, downstairs rumpus and double garage with direct access to the deck. \ LIAM CARTER

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DARREN JONES, 9432 2544 146 Nell Street (PHOTOLIBRARY)

On sale at selected Borders, Angus and Robertson and other good bookshops or order online.

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Price: $470,000 + Auction: March 5 at 2pm

This oatmeal clinker-brick was built when nearby Greensborough College was known as Watsonia Tech and its students were listening to the Beatles rather than Beyonce. Since the 1960s, a series of renovations have ensured this house has kept up with the times. French doors connect the front patio to a family hub of living and dining zones with polished floorboards and cream-coloured walls. The detailed cornice work, timber picture rails and replica Victorian-era fireplace give the space a stylish, old-world aesthetic. There are country-style cabinets in the kitchen, but the real standout is the commercial-sized oven and rangehood. The main bedroom could be the light-filled front bedroom with its bay window and built-in wardrobe or the back bedroom with its powder room en suite. The fourth bedroom is in a detached weatherboard granny flat with a kitchenette and original bathroom. It could become the ideal teenager’s retreat or studio. \ LIAM CARTER

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IVANHOE EAST

Imagine, if you will, a decadent party in the Hollywood Hills circa 1970-something; guests arriving via the glass-clad entrance hall, waiters mixing cocktails behind the bar, models-a-diving off the springboard into a lagoon-sized pool. Now fast-forward to modern-day Ivanhoe and the backdrop to this picture hasn’t much changed. This property, just three blocks back from the river flats, is as close to authentic high-end ’70s style as you can get. The only recent additions are some new stainless steel appliances in the kitchen. The original fixtures and finishes have stood the test of time and remain central to the property’s character. The glass light fittings and the

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stunning lattice dividers in the main living areas would be sold for thousands in retro furniture stores in St Kilda or Fitzroy. All the hallmarks of 1970s architecture are here; big rooms, high ceilings, slate floors, timber wall panelling and lots of large timber-framed windows. Built quite obviously by someone with deep pockets, and on the market for the second time ever, the house has five bedrooms and four bathrooms over two levels. There is a four-car garage, a self-contained guest suite downstairs and the main bedroom has its own dressing room and direct access to the lawns. The backyard, so typical of Ivanhoe East, is kept private by a border of age-old trees and established walled gardens. \ LIAM CARTER

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JELLIS CRAIG, 9810 5000 10 Streeton Crescent Price: $1.6 million + Auction: February 26 at 1pm

AUCTIONS – IT’S GREAT TO HAVE YOU BACK good Darjeeling tea, the first blush of results are in. With more than 100 $1 million-plus auctions on the market for each of the next couple of weekends, the results will either confirm or confuse our thoughts on Melbourne’s early market for the year and set the scene before our first breather on the Labour Day long weekend. What is it with home buying? Why do we as Melburnians have such an obsession with property? There’s no doubt Melburnians love the contest that is an auction. With few obvious rules, huge resources, a limited time frame and high stakes for the winner and loser, it has all the ingredients for a great spectacle. But how will your plans go this autumn auction season? You may have worked out your PPPs – Price, Property and Position. You think you have found the right house. You’ve done your due diligence with legals, values and pest and building inspections. But how will you fare in the heat of the auction contest? Because this is a contest like no other – one of raw emotion and one where the

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inexperienced will fumble. Where all the plans and reading and pre-set limits in the world will become blurred in a charged arena where nothing is as you had expected. So there you are at the auction. The auctioneer is calling for bids. “OK, I’ll start you off,” he calls, offering a vendor bid. You know there’s no chance you’ll get the house at that price. But you want to buy this house and the only thing you can do is to enter the fray. How does it all work again? Your breathing is shallow, your mind is muddy. The pressure is enormous. You call out your bid – but so do all the others. Before you know it, you’ve gone over your pre-set limit and it still isn’t enough. You feel worse than the other two occasions you missed out.

A quick review on the way home – what was the agent’s quote again? Surely it shouldn’t have gone for that much. Where did all those bidders come from? How many more times are we going to miss out on the perfect house? It’s not getting any easier. What are we doing wrong? Which leads us to the perennial auction question of why, in this contest, we see amateurs competing against professionals. With just about every other major life decision, such as surgery or court or finances, you wouldn’t expect an amateur to do the job. And the codes and conventions – not all of which can be easily explained – of auction and home buying would have to be at the top of the tree in

terms of the vagaries of life. They say that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to make you a real contender at anything in life. Well, good luck at this contest – especially if it’s your first time. All you can do is cross your fingers and try and try again. Hopefully one day you’ll get lucky. For us, though, as buyer’s advocates, it’s a contest we love like no other. (Well, apart perhaps from a Collingwood grand final). We think Melbourne’s auction system makes our property market one of the most exciting in the world. Especially at its top end. It’s tough, it’s brutal, but in the end it’s basically fair. You’ve just got to know how to play the game. Each auction, each property has its own dynamic. Each auctioneer has his or her own style that you eventually learn to read like a book once you’ve clocked up as many auctions as we have. So with the auction season back on, Melbourne has kicked back into life for us. Bring ’em on. \ MAL JAMES Principal Buyer Advocate 0408 107 988 \ 9804 3133 WE ONLY BUY HOMES www.james.net.au

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From the exterior, this cute cottage-style house with a white picket fence offers comfortable and practical living. Set well away from the road, the three-bedroom weatherboard residence has floorboards and provides a modern open-plan extension. The recently updated kitchen has stainless steel appliances and ample cupboard space. The kitchen opens to the meals zone and living area, which has large windows that overlook the al fresco area. It can be reached through the sliding doors from the meals area. Relax on the deck, the ample lawn space or the undercover area, which is ideal for dining. Other areas to entertain include at the fireside in the formal lounge at the front of the house. Cream block-out blinds are fitted throughout and there is ducted heating and reverse-cycle air-conditioning. At the rear of the property is an undercover carport and a lock-up garage. The house is around the corner from Watsonia Primary School and near shops and transport. \ BIANCA VILLAROSA

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19 Diamond Views Drive, Diamond Creek ................................................................. Price: $470,000 - $530,000 ................................................................. Sale by Negotiation .................................................................

Secluded on 1985sqm (approx) garden allotment with tennis court is this superior quality Ritter Davis residence. Immaculate with premier positioning, it has five bedrooms, three bathrooms and a study. Meticulously maintained and updated. Let's eat lunch @ Condotti, 237 Lower Heidelberg Rd Let's eat dinner @ Va Tutto, 226 Upper Heidelberg Rd Let's drink coffee @ Rocket, 144 Upper Heidelberg Rd

Packed with features and big on space inside and out, this great house will be sure to impress you. It has three large living areas, extensive garaging and is on a huge block. Your search ends here.

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14 Collins Street, Heidelberg Heights ................................................................. Price: $530,000 - $580,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday March 5 at 1pm .................................................................

9 Elaroo Close, St Helena ................................................................. Price: $590,000 - $650,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday February 26 at 1pm .................................................................

25 Glen Drive, Eaglemont ................................................................. Price: $1.3 million - $1.4 million ................................................................. Auction Saturday March 5 at noon .................................................................

84 Hodgson Street, Rosanna ................................................................. Price: $650,000 + ................................................................. Auction Saturday March 12 at 1pm .................................................................

Polished floorboards sweep through this renovated property comprising of lounge, three bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen with meals area and a beautiful timber deck suitable to entertain or relax on. Let's eat lunch @ Cellini Lounge Café, 191 Burgundy St Let's eat dinner @ Old England Hotel, 459 Lower Heidelberg Road Let's drink coffee @ Vyve Café, 184 Burgundy Street

With interior spaces offering a modern aesthetic and a superb outdoor entertainment area, this delightful house in the St Helena College zone exudes style and comfort inside and out. Inspection here will not disappoint. Let's eat lunch @ Urban Grooves, 99 Grimshaw Street Let's eat dinner @ Peppercorn Thai, 81 Grimshaw Street Let's drink coffee @ Gloria Jeans Coffee, 25 Main Street

Nestled in Walter Burley Griffin's Mt Eagle estate with city views, this elegant house c1956 has superbly evolved affording comfortable modern family living on a 835sqm (approx). With cooling, D/H, alarm, two bedrooms and office. Let's eat lunch @ Va Tutto, 226 Upper Heidelberg Rd Let's eat dinner @ Condotti, 237 Lower Heidelberg Rd Let's drink coffee @ Brown Bag, 9/149 Upper Heidelberg Rd

Behind an established cottage garden is this renovated three-bedroom brick house on a deep allotment ready to provide years of family living in a wonderful village location. Open-plan living/dining with wide entertainment deck. Let's eat lunch @ Cafe Matto, 136 Burgundy Street Let's eat dinner @ Toti's Euro Pizza, 46 Beetham Parade Let's drink coffee @ Vyve Cafe, 184 Burgundy Street

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MILES REAL ESTATE, 9497 3222 30 Phillips Crescent Price: $800,000 – $880,000 Auction: March 5 at 2pm

In the coveted Golf Links Estate, this fourbedroom house has a contemporary feel, with its polished timber floorboards and the stark white walls lacking any cornices. The large kitchen, with ample cupboard space, overlooks the undercover al fresco dining area while the living/lounge area has a large window that overlooks the saltwater pool. The backyard can be reached from the lounge or through french doors in the formal dining area. The outdoor entertainment space is covered by a clear perspex roof and there are steps down into the garden and to the gate on the fence that surrounds the solarheated pool. Back inside and upstairs are the bedrooms, three of which have built-in wardrobes and are next to the bathroom. The main bedroom offers a walk-through wardrobe that leads to an en suite. Sliding doors connect the main bedroom to a large dressing room, which has ample storage. White block-out blinds are fitted throughout the house. \ BIANCA VILLAROSA

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Barry Plant Rosanna 9459 8111 or 9499 7992 3

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57 Rosehill Road, Lower Plenty ................................................................. Price: $1.95 million ................................................................. Private sale .................................................................

5 Nagle Court, Rosanna ................................................................. Price: Price on Application ................................................................. Auction Saturday March 19 at 1pm .................................................................

Set on a 2.63-hectare (approx) allotment and with Yarra River frontage, this substantial house blends the grand proportions and classic features of the 1930s with contemporary comforts, ensuring an exceptional lifestyle. Let's eat lunch @ Lower Plenty Hotel, 4 Main Road Let's eat dinner @ Suwan Thai, 63 Main Road Let's drink coffee @ Cherry Red Cafe, 61 Were Street

Enjoying a top-of-the-court location, close to schools, shops and transport, this lightfilled house features generous lounge, kitchen with meals area, three bedrooms, study or fourth bedroom, bathroom and double lock-up garage. Let's eat lunch @ Toti's Pizza Bistro, 46-48 Beetham Pde Let's eat dinner @ Dragon House, 110 Lower Plenty Road Let's drink coffee @ Cino Vino, 115 Lower Plenty Road

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W H E R E T O L I V E \ A GE N T S ’ CH OICE

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Positioned conveniently with a secure cream-rendered entrance, this four-bedroom property is perfectly private. A cute courtyard area with trees and small stones leads to the glass front doors. Inside, dark floorboards and high ceilings lend modern touches. The large kitchen has extensive cupboard space and stone benchtops, while a breakfast bar overlooks the lounge area. The formal dining/lounge area provides a roomy place to entertain, as does the large al fresco area. This paved dining space, which has a perspex roof, overlooks the solar-heated pool. The tiled pool area is surrounded by leafy green trees and ample lawn space. The main bedroom features a large walk-in wardrobe and an en suite. The three other bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and are near the tiled bathroom. This property features remotecontrolled gates, an undercover carport and is fitted with timber blinds. It is close to Rosanna train station, Viewbank College and the Rosanna parklands. \ BIANCA VILLAROSA

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Barry Plant Ivanhoe 9499 7992 4

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2/4 Hylton Crescent, Rosanna ................................................................. Price: $550,000 - $600,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday 26th February at noon .................................................................

71 Yallambie Road, Macleod ................................................................. Price: $545,000 - $595,000 ................................................................. Sale by Set Date: Saturday March 12 .................................................................

One of only two on a large elevated garden-fringed block, you will be delighted with the dream dimensions, contemporary comforts and outdoor oasis of this exceptional three-bedroom villa unit. Let's eat lunch @ Jillian's Cafe & Bar, 115 Lower Plenty Rd Let's eat dinner @ Baan Thai, 137 Lower Plenty Rd Let's drink coffee @ Scooters, 133 Lower Plenty Rd

Renovated 1950s house with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, formal lounge/ dining, casual kitchen/meals/living zone, outdoor entertainment area with pergola, secure tandem car parking and refrigerated cooling/heating system. Let's eat lunch @ Cellini Lounge Bar, Burgundy Street Let's eat dinner @ Piyada Thai, Aberdeen Road Let's drink coffee @ Urban Grooves, Grimshaw Street

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Miles Real Estate 9497 3222

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Buckingham & Company Montmorency 9434 6666 3

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Fletchers Eltham 9430 1111 3

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41 Melcombe Road, Ivanhoe ................................................................. Price: Price on Application ................................................................. Auction Saturday March 5 at 12.30pm .................................................................

318 Main Road, Lower Plenty ................................................................. Price: $495,000 ................................................................. For sale .................................................................

5 Rodda Parade, Eltham South ................................................................. Price: $480,000 - $550,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday March 5 at 11.00am .................................................................

245 Wattle Glen Road, Kangaroo Ground ................................................................. Price: $825,000 - $895,000 ................................................................. Sale by Negotiation .................................................................

Art Deco circa 1939 renovated and extended clinker brick in Beaumont estate. Features open fireplaces, split-system air-conditioning, ducted heating, updated kitchen, zoned bedrooms, spa bathroom, retreat or study, plus new bathroom. 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

Situated on a 960sqm (approx) allotment, you will find this sensational property with treetop views. Perfect for developers, investors or those buyers looking for their next renovation project. (STCA)

Timber floors and leadlight windows add character to this idyllic four-bedroom timber cottage. On a deep allotment and with a wide, relaxing deck, it offers a rare entry-level opportunity into Eltham South.

Let's eat lunch @ Lower Plenty Hotel, 4 Main Road Let's eat dinner @ Suwan Thai Restaurant, 82 Main Road Let's drink coffee @ Lunch & Latte, 93 Main Road

Let's eat lunch @ Lilies on Brougham, 62 Brougham St Let's eat dinner @ Mercers Restaurant, 732 Main Road Let's drink coffee @ Caffe Verani, 256 Bolton St

This stunning three-bedroom house with study and separate living areas is an idyllic retreat providing peace and privacy. Enjoy north-facing living areas opening onto a generous deck overlooking water and four hectares (approx) of pristine land. Let's eat lunch @ BrownKorte´s, 55 Eltham-Yarra Glen Rd Let's eat dinner @ Wellers, 150 Eltham-Yarra Glen Road Let's drink coffee @ Gen. Store, 280 Eltham-Yarra Glen Rd

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Bellfield

10 Carlyle Cres 50 Wimpole Cres 2 Plunkett st 2 McNeil st 1 Pearce st

Briar Hill

2/143 Karingal dve 16 Outlook Cres

AGeNT PAGe Barry Plant 59 Barry Plant 59 Miles 90 Hocking Stuart 97 Hocking Stuart 100 Hocking Stuart 102 Fletchers 106

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590 steeles rd Wilson Partners Real Estate 111

BundOOra

21 sandhurst Cres 3 sussex st 8 Alfred Crt 61 Cameron Pde 62 Linacre dve

Barry Plant Barry Plant Barry Plant Barry Plant Barry Plant

93 94 94 95 95

64 david Hockney dve Morrison Kleeman 30 28 Landex Crt Morrison Kleeman 35 1/94 Cowin st Darren Jones 46 68 Broad Gully rd Barry Plant 66 3/43 Phipps Cres Barry Plant 67 20 Koonawarra Way Barry Plant 68 83 everleigh dve Barry Plant 68 27 Collins st David McFarlane 103 101 Flaxen Hills rd 197 Flaxen Hills dve 14 Zannon Cres 192 Hazel Glen dve 8 Code Cresent

eaGlemOnT 57 devon st 25 Glen dve

19 dobell dve 18 Mulberry Crt 114 Bridge st 1/21 Cecil st 3/515 Main rd 471 reynolds rd 5 rodda Pde 36 Bible st 89 Arthur st 18 Crofton Crt 25 shalbury Ave 3 Falconhurst Crt

elTHam nOrTH 130 Weidlich rd 1 Freda Crt 94 Progress rd 8 Oonah Close

elTHam SOuTH 14 Haldane rd

fairfield

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Darren Jones Barry Plant Barry Plant Barry Plant Barry Plant

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14 Abbott st

GreenSBOrOuGH

202 Hickling Ave 9 shaylor Crt 146 Nell st 57 delta rd 1/85 Greenhill rd 8 Mari Close 30 Punkerri Circuit 5 Wungaro Crt 2/50 scotland Ave 6 de Blonay Cres

HeidelBerG

1 Wimport st 36 Barkly Plc 5/191 Cape st 5/81 rosanna rd

Morrison Kleeman Morrison Kleeman Morrison Kleeman Morrison Kleeman Darren Jones Darren Jones Darren Jones Barry Plant Fletchers Fletchers Fletchers Fletchers

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Morrison Kleeman 33 Barry Plant 57 Barry Plant 57 Fletchers 104

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HeidelBerG HeiGHTS 1/14 Burns Crt 8 Gotha st 9 Arnold st 47 Gotha st 3/35 Porter rd 7/23 Mcewan rd 1/43 st Hellier st 3/3 Keats st 14 Collins st

HeidelBerG WeST 175 southern rd 455 Waterdale rd 67 Pacific dve 7 exeter Crt 129 dougharty rd 17/459 Waterdale rd 2/69 Kolora rd 4 Lancewood Ave

Barry Plant Barry Plant Barry Plant Miles Miles Miles Miles Hocking Stuart Hocking Stuart

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Woodards 40 Barry Plant 55 Barry Plant 58 Barry Plant 58 Barry Plant 64 Miles 91 Miles 91 Hocking Stuart 102

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31 Acacia rd 40 Hoebergin Ln

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7 Charmian Close 28 Ford st 41 Melcombe rd 5 edward Crt 44 redesdale rd 1/15 dudley st 11 Linton st 89 st elmo rd 2/14 Wynstay Cres 3 surrey Crt 1/94 st elmo rd 2/91 Ivanhoe Pde 8/86 Marshall st

ivanHOe eaST 10 streeton Cres 10 Keam st 40 Keam st

Barry Plant 65 Fletchers 105

lOWer PlenTy 3 Lees rd 3/151 Main rd 1/320 Main rd

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71 Yallambie rd 25 Heritage Crt 2/17 strathallan rd 4/25 Pottage Circuit 12 Wilkinson st 12 Chapman st

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4/58B Looker rd 5/62 rattray rd 71 Mountain View rd 58 Adam Cres 3 Wattle Ave 18/39-73 Grand Blvd

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Woodards Barry Plant Barry Plant Barry Plant Barry Plant Miles

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Morrison Kleeman 40 Darren Jones 43 Buckingham & Co 70 Buckingham & Co 71 Emerson Oliver 92 David McFarlane 103

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Kurrak rd 103 McLaughlans Ln

Woodards

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Darren Jones Barry Plant

46 66

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Morrison Kleeman Hocking Stuart

37 98

ST Helena 9 elaroo Close 308 st Helena rd

vieWBank 3 rainsford Plc 15 Hendersons rd 39 Martins Ln 30 Winston rd 11 Moran st 21 sherlowe Cres 18 Willa Ave 31 Willa Ave

Miles 85 Miles 86 Miles 86 Miles 87 Miles 90 Miles 90 Hocking Stuart 101 Hocking Stuart 101

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WaTSOnia 23 ruthworth st 2/47 Morwell Ave 5 Herbert st

Buckingham & Co 69 Buckingham & Co 70 Fletchers 110

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420 reynolds rd Barry Plant 52 29 research-Warrandyte rd Fletchers 110

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5 Nagle Crt 1/35 Millicent st 30 Phillips Cres 23 douglas st 97 ellesmere Pde 2/4 Hylton Cres

72-88 Johansons rd

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84 Hodgson st 48 Bellevue Ave 1-3 Grandview Gve 37 stanton Cres 2/8 stokes st

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Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Barry Plant Barry Plant Barry Plant

47 48 53 56 61

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Darren Jones Barry Plant Buckingham & Co Hocking Stuart

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yallamBie 2 Amaroo Way 2/32 drysdale st 5 Moola Close 20 Cascade View

yarra Glen 1238 skyline rd

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IS TH N AY O D TI R C TU AU SA

Lower Plenty 3 Lees Road "Lorikeet House" Thoughtfully renovated and comprehensively equipped, this outstanding home provides luxurious low maintenance living just a short walk from the eclectic mix of shops and eateries of Lower Plenty. A statement in style and sophistication, shimmering polished boards introduce an expansive open plan living flowing easily to generous decked entertainment area and anchored by a gourmet kitchen. Featuring stainless steel appliances and offering a relaxed outlook over a treed reserve, meal preparations here will be anything but a chore. An indulgent ensuite with deep claw foot bath complements the main bedroom, while a generous retreat adds to the flexibility of the floorplan and ensures relaxed family living.

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Eltham 19 Dobell Drive Family Focused Poolside Paradise A landscaped allotment of 2027m2 with three access points and parking for truck, caravan, boat or home based tradesman provides an ideal setting for this large home with impressive family credentials. A Balinese inspired deck, separate gazebo and entertainment precinct adjacent to solar heated pool and spa, offers resort style living and perfectly complements expansive internal spaces and perfectly complements expansive internal spaces including four bedrooms, two living areas (one with wetbar) and gourmet kitchen.

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Private Sale Inspect Saturday 11:30am - 12:00pm ESR $760,000 - $820,000 Contact Shane Leete 0419 118 302 Office 2/86 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough 9435-7666 Web propertyinprofile.com.au/19dobell

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Diamond Creek 64 David Hockney Drive Inviting, Enticing, Space And Grace This refined family home enjoys the advantages of St Helena College zoning and a location within easy reach of Montessori, Glen Katherine primary and St Helena Market Sq. Established gardens complement generous interior spaces which include attractive formal living and dining, open plan family living and rumpus with gas log fire delivering all the romance without the stress. The expansive deck, covered for year round use, steps down to a generous rear yard; level, low maintenance and securely fenced, it´s ideal for kids. Ducted heating and cooling, garage with workshop space and an allotment of 897m2 (approx) add to the appeal of a house that meets every family requirement with impeccable ease.

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Eltham 18 Mulberry Court One Of Eltham’s Most Desirable Courts Located on a large block of 973sqm approx and within easy walk to the township finds this spacious family home.Features 4 bedrooms and study, generous living areas, modern kitchen with stone benches, indulgent spa ensuite, fabulous out door entertaining with spa and great backyard for the children. Note: Ducted heating/ cooling, vacuum, open fire place, and double carport.

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Expressions of Interest Inspect Saturday 1:30 - 2:00pm Contact Dayne Kleeman 0419 504 576 Contact Peter Kleeman 0419 002 103 Office 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431-2444 Web propertyinprofile.com.au/18mulberry

Expressions Of Interest: Offers Close Monday 28th February at 5:00pm (Unless Sold Prior)

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Mernda Lot 1 Geranium Grove Family Living On A Grand Scale This remarkable contemporary home, set among landscaped gardens in the prestigious Renaissance Rise Estate, showcases cutting edge technology and the finest finishes and fittings to deliver exceptional indoor-outdoor living. Extraordinary attention to detail is revealed throughout interior spaces that include theatre room, formal living opposite formal dining and expansive open plan living. Anchored by kitchen showcasing Ceasarstone benchtops and stainless steel appliances, it flows easily to a generous alfresco precinct for indoor-outdoor entertaining. With a 7.2% guaranteed builder display lease back over 13 months with further leasing options available, it provides an enticing opportunity.

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Eltham North 130 Weidlich Road Impressive Proportions, Enticing Position Offering abundant family accommodation, this expansive home maximizes indoor/outdoor living with substantial interior spaces, an impressive covered outdoor entertainment zone and direct access from the deep, wide rear yard to Dalvida Reserve. In the sought after St Helena college zone and close to Primary, Catholic and Montessori schools, it offers family friendly accommodation including spacious living dining complemented by open plan living flowing easily to huge rumpus. Split system air conditioning along with ducted heating and gas log fire ensure year round comfort, while a double garage, carport and extra parking space tick all the boxes for fabulous family living.

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Eltham 114 Bridge Street Position Plus Potential Well positioned in a quiet street, walking distance from Eltham´s schools, shopping centre and train station. This three bedroom brick veneer home with rumpus room has served the vendors well for the past 46 years but the time has come to down size. This provides the new buyers with the opportunity to capitalise on a premier position, large block and a family home with potential.

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Private Sale Inspect Saturday 11:30am - 12:00pm ESR $590,000 - $630,000 Contact Gayle Blackwood 0408 776 070 Office 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431-2444 Web propertyinprofile.com.au/114bridge

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Diamond Creek 28 Landex Court Delivering Family Excellence The inviting floorplan of this timber home, set in cottage gardens on an allotment of 848m2 (approx), has been designed to ensure exceptional family living in a location delivering enticing lifestyle appeal. In a quiet court only 1.5 km´s walk from Diamond Creek station and the nearby shops, cafes and parks, this immaculately presented property offers gourmet kitchen central to a living dining anchored by open fire place and enhanced by cathedral ceilings and a generously proportioned casual living. An expansive undercover decked entertainment area provides relaxed outdoor living. Ducted heating and vacuum, along with garage and carport add to a property delightful by design.

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Mernda Lot 2 Geranium Grove Golden Opportunity High design meets low-maintenance living in this outstanding home that offers the perfect mix of flexible accommodation and indoor-outdoor living. Appointed to an exceptional standard with every desired inclusion this fine home comprises formal living room and expansive, light filled casual living which includes deluxe kitchen with stainless steel appliances and opens directly to a generously proportioned alfresco entertainment precinct. Landscaped gardens and a striking street presence underscore the desirability of a home offering the ultimate low-fuss family lifestyle. An opportunity to purchase with a 13 month, 7.2% guaranteed Builders Display leaseback and the option to extend the lease if desired.

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Eltham South 14 Haldane Road Effortless Family Living Inside And Out This substantial home on an allotment of 1.7 acres (approx) is surrounded by rolling lawns, established gardens & superb pool. Successfully blending serenity and space to deliver an enticing family domain the main bedroom with indulgent spa ensuite and fitted walk in robe is thoughtfully zoned from 3 further bedrooms sharing a teen retreat. Sumptuous formal living and dining, study and expansive informal living including stone and timber kitchen featuring Ilve 900 mm range. Perfect for entertaining with every desired inclusion and a location within easy reach of Eltham, parks, schools and shops, it provides an exceptional family environment for an enviable family lifestyle.

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Private Sale Inspect Saturday 12:30 - 1:00pm Contact Graham Morrison 0417 101 997 Contact Lucas Peressini 0408 323 960 Office 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431-2444 Web propertyinprofile.com.au/14haldane

IS TH Y N A O D TI R C TU AU SA

St Helena 9 Elaroo Close Perfect Combination Of Style, Substance And Practicality With interior spaces offering a modern aesthetic and a superb outdoor entertainment area, part of a fenced, child friendly rear yard, this delightful home in the St Helena College zone exudes style and comfort inside and out. Ducted heating and split system air-conditioning deliver year round comfort to a spacious interior including three bedrooms and an expansive open plan living precinct. A carport complements an oversize double garage with workshop space, ideal for car, caravan or boat enthusiast.

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Greensborough 202 Hickling Avenue Effortlessly Catering For The Modern Family This larger than expected home embraces every modern family requirement and delivers it with ease. Across two generous levels the floorplan introduces three bathrooms, three bedrooms, two expansive living areas (one with wet bar and access to entertainers balcony) and Blanco kitchen. A spacious deck steps down to a tiled entertainment area and swimming pool wrapped in gorgeous tropical garden surrounds...the perfect family oasis. Ducted heating and cooling and split system air conditioning lead a long list of desired inclusions.

Lower Plenty 3/151 Main Road Affordable Living In A Premium Position Moments from the shops and eateries at Lower Plenty, parklands, riverside walking / cycling tracks and the local primary school adds significantly to the appeal of this three bedroom, two bathroom town house. With scope for further cosmetic enhancement and a child friendly, fenced rear yard with paved entertainment area ensuring the outdoor spaces are as enjoyable as those indoors, it combines proportions, potential and position to deliver an exceptional opportunity for investors and owner- occupiers alike.

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Private Sale Inspect Saturday 2:30 - 3:00pm ESR $450,000 - $495,000 Contact Lucas Peressii 0408 323 960 Contact Graham Morrison 0417 101 997 Office 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431-2444 Web propertyinprofile.com.au/3of151main


Lower Plenty 1/320 Main Road Comfortable, Convenient and Generously Proportioned This perfectly presented single level town residence, offered to the market for the first time, is way out in front with a large, fenced front yard wrapping around a house size interior. Conveniently located between Lower Plenty and Bolton Street shopping villages and with the bus stopping almost out the front it offers two bedrooms including main with dual robes and study nook, spacious living dining, bathroom and sparkling kitchen. Ducted heating, cooling and vacuum ensure year round comfort and convenience while the double garage with auto door makes for easy living. Offering a sensational opportunity for a first homebuyer, empty nester or investor it is sure to please all who take the time to inspect.

Eltham 1/21 Cecil Street The Right Choice In The Right Place Grab a coffee as you amble to the station, pick up the shopping on the way home or just wander into Eltham for a meal if you don´t feel like cooking. You should make the most of the lifestyle on offer with this perfectly positioned two bedroom unit. Featuring gas heating and split system air conditioning spacious living dining and kitchen with built in breakfast bar, it also boasts a private, paved courtyard provides a great spot to sit and relax or offers plenty of room to entertain friends and family.

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Private Sale Saturday 11:30am - 12:00pm Inspect ESR $400,000 - $440,000 Contact Lucas Peressini 0408 323 960 Contact Graham Morrison 0417 101 997 Office 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431-2444 Web propertyinprofile.com.au/1of320main

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Private Sale Inspect Saturday 11:30am - 12:00pm ESR $400,000 - $440,000 Contact Lucas Peressini 0408 323 960 Contact Graham Morrison 0417 101 997 Office 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431-2444 Web propertyinprofile.com.au/1of21cecil

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Montmorency 4/58B Looker Road

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One Of Monty’s Best Kept Secrets Tucked away at the end of a long driveway, this delightful, character-filled home overlooks a lovely garden where pear, persimmon, dwarf peach and apple all flourish. Two good-sized bedrooms, central bathroom and the home´s delightful heart, an open-plan kitchen-meals-lounge area incorporating timber, slate, and rustic charm looks across the front verandah to the garden. With laundry, private rear garden, timber ceilings and exposed beams, sky-lights and ceiling fan, gas heater, undercover parking and storage shed, plus water tanks and solar panels to reduce its carbon footprint, this home has it all: charm, comfort, peace, privacy and serenity.

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Private Sale Inspect Saturday 12:30 - 1:00pm ESR $330,000 - $370,000 Contact Rocco Montanaro 0412 379 171 Office 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431-2444 Web morrisonkleeman.com.au

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HEIDELBERG WEST 175 Southern Road Set back behind a privately fenced courtyard garden is this freshly renovated 2 bedroom 1950’s home. Comprising generous sized lounge room with polished floorboards, brand new clean crisp & bright kitchen/meals zone, pristine central bathroom with modern appointments & seperate toilet & multipurpose room suitable as study, bedroom or sunroom. Air-conditioning, heating, internal laundry, secure parking, water tank & garden shed are other inclusions. In the heart of the Olympic village, enjoy instant access to parks, public transport & shopping needs.

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1 Saturday 26 February at 11.30am Thursday 4:00-4:30pm Saturday 11:00-11:30am Prue Jones 0419 352 439 Gemma Hanley 0412 284 885 26 Seddon Street Ivanhoe 9499 1276

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MACLEOD 71 Yallambie Road Make your family dreams come true with this charming home centrally located yet tranquilly private for you and your loved ones. The 1950sbuilt property is surrounded by low-maintenance gardens and offers a front formal lounge and dining that flows effortlessly to a rear extension. This light-filled casual living zone features huge timber bi-fold doors out to a large pergola with merbau deck. If you´ve been looking for modern design with nothing further to add, you´ll love the privately zoned main bedroom with window seat, handy extra study, powder room and fine detail including polished tasmanian oak floors, elegant cornicing, tandem carport and the year round comfort of a brand new refrigerated cooling and ducted heating system.

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Tender Closes Saturday March 12th Price $545,000 - $595,000 View Saturday 1:00pm - 1:30pm Call Leigh Maher 0400 663 599 Prue Jones 0419 352 439 Office Ivanhoe 9499 1276

NORTHCOTE 4/105-111 Herbert Street Stop searching for your perfect inner city townhouse because it´s right here so close to the Northcote train station and High Street. Enjoy the fantastic tri-level floor plan with some clever bonuses including an adjacent garage with flexibility as a gym or rumpus, plus powder room and first floor study alcove. Making urban living a breeze, the three-year-old townhouse has a first floor main living area with timber flooring and natural light, plus front-facing balcony with leafy views and a modern kitchen boasting wide stone benches. Both robed upstairs bedrooms are architecturally designed with soaring, elevated ceilings and there are two split-system airconditioners, ground floor large laundry and secure, remote-controlled gate entry.

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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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1 Saturday 5 March at 12.30pm Saturday 12.00pm-12.30pm Leigh Maher 0400 663 599 Gemma Hanley 0412 284 885 Ivanhoe 9499 1276

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GREENSBOROUGH 9 Shaylor Court

Family Living in a Quiet Court This centrally located, three bedroom, home on a large allotment has plenty to offer first home buyers and investors. Casual living, family meals, large formal lounge, separate teen retreat and an elevated terrace, perfect for a coffee before work or a wine after, deliver relaxed comfortable living. • Moments from central Greensborough, Secondary College and Diamond Village • Quiet court • Open fire to formal living, ducted heating throughout • Two spacious living areas • Practical galley kitchen • Carport and parking for boat, caravan or home based tradesman

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94 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough

Saturday March 19 at 2.00pm 660 sqm Approx Wednesday 5.00 - 5.30pm Saturday 2.00 - 2.30pm Ashley Croall 0417 522 941 Darren Jones 0425 717 111

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MONTMORENCY 5/62 Rattray Road

Enviable Position, Exceptional Lifestyle A two minute walk from Were Street shops and station this three bedroom, two bathroom home a makes a lasting impression with its fresh paint, new carpet and private outdoor areas. At the rear of an impeccably maintained block and boasting two expansive living rooms, it offers relaxed, refined living. • Casual living stepping out to generous private courtyard • Formal living with built in cabinetry • Abundant power, television and Foxtel points • Double garage with auto door and internal access • Kitchen with stainless steel appliances • Set to the rear of an impeccably maintained block

Auction Inspect Contact

Saturday March 5 at 3.30pm Thursday 4.00 - 4.30pm Saturday 1.00 - 1.30pm Ashley Croall 0417 522 941 Darren Jones 0417 522 941

ELTHAM 3/515 Main Road

Smart, Stylish and Simply Stunning Generous proportions and tasteful presentation combine to deliver sophisticated living in this exceptional town house. Just moments from local shops and set at the rear of the block, it offers gourmet kitchen, two living areas opening to a private courtyard and three bedrooms sharing two designer bathrooms. • Deluxe kitchen with stainless steel appliances, stone benchtops and glass splashbacks • Video security • TV points, air conditioning and fitted robes to all bedrooms, ensuite to main • Powder room and huge laundry • Split system heating and cooling throughout • Short walk to shops and extensive parklands

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Auction Inspect Contact

94 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough

Saturday March 5 at 12.30pm Thursday 5.00 - 5.30pm Saturday 12.00 - 12.30pm Ashley Croall 0417 522 941 Darren Jones 0425 717 111

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DOREEN 101 Flaxen Hills Road

Contemporary Luxury with Water Views This stunning home, a statement in style delivers sophisticated, living and refined alfresco entertaining. Offering open plan living surrounding huge granite kitchen, four bedrooms and two indulgent bathrooms, rumpus room and home office/gym, it blends the finest features and finishes for a lifestyle of sheer excellence. • Deluxe parents´ retreat featuring balcony, dressing room and ensuite • Triple car garage • Inspired laundry with abundant storage and hanging space • Polished concrete and timber floors • Open plan living flowing to a vast outdoor dining terrace floors • Every desired luxury inclusion

Offers Close Price Guide Land Inspect Contact

Monday February 28 at 7.00pm $650,000 - $700,000 500 sqm Approx By Appointment Only Daniel Leibowitz 0428 812 636

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Saturday March 5 at 2.00pm 690 sqm Approx Thursday 5.00 - 5.30pm Saturday 11.00 - 11.30am Daniel Leibowitz 0428 812 636 Darren Jones 0425 717 111

GREENSBOROUGH 146 Nell Street

Renovated Family Haven This renovated family haven delivers generous proportions, stylish finishes and a bright open plan layout. Perfect for every aspect of modern family life it offers three double bedrooms (one with semi ensuite), new family bathroom, formal and casual living and a kitchen that will inspire the inner gourmet. • Central to Greensborough and Watsonia for dining, shopping and the train • Kitchen with industrial size range • Numerous split system air conditioners, ducted heating and gas log fire • New bathroom and three toilets • Separate single bedroom flat ideal for teens, in laws or income • Double carport behind tilt-a-door

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ELTHAM 471 Reynolds Road

Space, Style and Serene Surrounds Landscaped gardens, generous proportions and bright open plan layout deliver a relaxing lifestyle in this much loved home. Offering three bedrooms including main with ensuite, family bathroom with spa and formal lounge dining complementing family living it provides enticing living for you and your family. • Timber kitchen featuring St George appliances • Safe secure and child friendly rear yard with cubby and sand pit • Ducted heating, split system cooling • Covered parking for two cars with extra space for boat, caravan or trailer • Walk in underhouse storage and drop down ladder to roof space • Undercover decked entertainment area

Auction Land Inspect Contact

This Saturday February 26 at 3.30pm 750 sqm Approx Thursday 6.00 - 6.30pm Saturday from 3.00pm Steve Thomson 0402 445 414 Darren Jones 0425 717 111

YALLAMBIE 2 Amaroo Way

Perfect Place for the Perfect Start Close to schools, parks and shops and featuring formal living dining room enhanced by soaring ceilings, this three bedroom home provides relaxed family living. Enjoying gourmet CaesarStone kitchen with quality stainless steel appliances it will appeal to first home buyers and astute investors. • Updated gourmet kitchen adjoining family meals • Newly fenced private, landscaped front yard with water feature • Gas log fire, split system reverse cycle air conditioning • New tiles and fresh paint to family bathroom • Short walk to schools, shops, parks, easy drive to Greensborough • Corner allotment with dual street access

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94 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough

Saturday March 5 at 12.30pm 530 sqm Approx Thursday 4.00 - 4.30pm Saturday 12.00 - 12.30pm Daniel Leibowitz 0428 812 636

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DIAMOND CREEK 1/94 Cowin Street

ELTHAM SOUTH 5 Rodda Parade

Two minutes walk from Diamond Creek´s Main Street, this three bedroom home comprising living room, kitchen with meals, family bathroom and ensuite, promises a lifestyle of convenience for owners and tenants. It offers front and rear yards and is ready for immediate enjoyment or to update in the future.

This timber cottage on a deep allotment offers a rare entry-level opportunity into a sought after pocket of Eltham South. Timber floors and leadlight windows add character to an interior offering up to four bedrooms, open study and expansive open plan living flowing out to a relaxing, elevated deck overlooking established garden.

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Wednesday 5.00 - 5.30pm Saturday 3.00 - 3.30pm Ashley Croall 0417 522 941

Saturday March 5 at 11.00am 860 sqm Approx

94 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough

Inspect Contact

Wednesday 6.00 - 6.30pm Saturday 2.00 - 2.30pm Gordon Armit 0407 801 979

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57 Delta Road

This three bedroom home, located moments from Elder Street reserve, a short walk to Diamond Village and within easy reach of Greensborough, offers a large living room, timber kitchen, garage and child friendly fenced rear yard and provides a remarkable opportunity for those seeking to enter the market. Auction

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84 Hodgson Street - ROSANNA Enjoy the comfort & appeal of this charming brick home in a wonderful village location close to Greville Rd shops, Banyule Primary & Viewbank College. Behind an established cottage garden discover beautifully renovated spaces including spacious & light living/dining opening to entertaining deck, 3 bedrooms (BIRs), sparkling kitchen, laundry & family bathroom. Features fresh colour themes, polished timber floors, stainless steel cooking, dishwasher, décor tiles, gas ducted heating, airconditioner, water tank, deep rear garden, easy off street parking.

Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Saturday 12th March at 1pm Thursday 6-6.30pm & Saturday 3-3.45pm 695 sqm (7,481 sq ft) Liz Walker 0412 659 140 Rod Watson 0407 848 599 9490 2900 jelliscraig.com.au

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48 Bellevue Avenue - ROSANNA Glorious Californian Bungalow has been beautifully renovated and extended to provide clever zoned accommodation, numerous living areas and brilliant outdoor entertaining. Discover 5 bedrooms over 2 levels (main ensuite), 2 family bathrooms, formal sitting, enormous open plan kitchen/dining/living overlooking return timber deck with views to cool green garden below. Features gas ducted heating, evaporative cooling, ceiling fans, SMEG cooking, stone benchtops, timber floors, laundry, workshop, 4-car carport close to shops, train, schools and more.

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Saturday 26th February at 1pm Thursday 12.45-1.15pm & Saturday from 12.30pm 709 sqm (7,631 sq ft) approx Liz Walker 0412 659 140 Anthony Lapadula 0401 655 005 9490 2900 jelliscraig.com.au


10 Streeton Crescent - IVANHOE EAST Epitomizing handsome 1970´s design, this charismatic home in privileged location close to Yarra, freeway and choice schools offers family-flexible spaces and impressive entertaining for all generations. The substantial allotment ensures privacy and leafy serenity over 2 levels unfolding north to superb salt pool/spa and garden setting. With 5 large Bedrooms (2/ensuite, 1/bathroom access, 1/own Living), Study, well-fitted Kitchen, elegant formal rooms (Bar/cellar), fireside Familyroom, 4 bathrooms, heating/cooling/security, 4 car garage.

7 Charmian Close - IVANHOE Wonderfully private top-of-court position and glorious green arbors herald an idyllic family domain in this premier residential enclave close to village shops, private schools and transport. Comprises entry foyer, elegant living/dining with bay window, powder room, excellent laundry, 4 bedrooms (main ensuite), spa bathroom, superb kitchen/meals/family room opening to charismatic alfresco entertaining. Features polished timber floors, ducted heating/cooling, dishwasher, intercom, wet bar, workshop/studio, U/G water tank/system, double auto garage.

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Saturday 26th February at 1pm Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday from 12.30pm Irreg 1,253 sq. metres (13,487 sq. ft) approx. Tim Picken 0419 305 802 Michael Hingston 0412 922 488 9810 5000 jelliscraig.com.au

Saturday 26th February at 2pm Thursday 5.30-6pm & Saturday from 1.30pm Rod Watson 0407 848 599 Liz Walker 0412 659 140 9490 2900 jelliscraig.com.au

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Ivanhoe 28 Ford Street

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Rare Victorian ´c1910´ in the heart of Ivanhoe Perfectly set in the heart of Ivanhoe is this rare and captivating Victorian period home that is oozing character and charm. Showcasing ornate period features, high decorative ceilings and polished floor boards throughout, this elegant cottage style residence comprises large lounge (split system air-conditioning), updated and functional kitchen meals area, bright and fresh family bathroom, separate laundry, and private and landscaped courtyard. Bedroom accommodation includes the main bedroom with built-in-robes, and two further sizeable bedrooms with panel heating complete the package. Extras include air-conditioning, garden surrounds, off street parking, all on a low maintenance block in the tightly held and sought after Ivanhoe precinct.

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Ivanhoe 9499 7992 115 Upper Heidelberg Road

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Sat 11:45 - 12:15pm ____________________________________ Adrian Woods 0413 650 520 Aaron Silluzio 0414 422 299 ____________________________________ CONTACT

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Ivanhoe 41 Melcombe Road

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Divine Art Deco ´c1939´ in Prized Beaumont Estate Prominently positioned in the Beaumont Estate is this fully renovated and extended, clinker brick, Art Deco ´c1939´ home right in the heart of Ivanhoe. The residence includes sitting room (open firelace), formal dining room (open fireplace), family/meals area (split system air-conditioner) and fully equipped and updated kitchen. Zoned bedroom accommodation includes master downstairs as well as the 4th bedroom and downstairs spabathroom, two further bedrooms and spacious teenager´s retreat or study are upstairs with a brand new bathroom. Extras include split system air-conditioners throughout, gas ducted heating, dual carport, and all the advantages of this low maintenance block in the tightly held and sought after Ivanhoe precinct!

Eltham 9431 1222 1022 Main Road

Ivanhoe 9499 7992 115 Upper Heidelberg Road

Rosanna 9459 8111 131 Lower Plenty Road

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Thur 4:45 - 5:15pm

Sat 11 - 11:30am ____________________________________ Aaron Silluzio 0414 422 299 Adrian Woods 0413 650 520 ____________________________________ CONTACT

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Research 420 Reynolds Road

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If Lifestyle Is What You Want On over 1 1/3 acres, secluded amongst privately landscaped leafy surrounds, this immaculately presented family residence offers four bedrooms, study plus study nook, formal lounge with 24ft ceilings and wood fire heater, separate dining, large rumpus room with kitchenette perfect for those needing in-law accommodation or a zoned area for the family, renovated kitchen and bathroom, hydronic gas heating, air-conditioning, shedding, accommodation for five cars and in ground pool. A private and secure family haven, behind electronic gates, nestled in a highly sought after location. Lifestyle and investment for the future awaits the astute buyer.

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Ivanhoe 9499 7992 115 Upper Heidelberg Road

Rosanna 9459 8111 131 Lower Plenty Road

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Sat 11 - 11:30am ____________________________________

Pina Kara 0415 911 437 Lou Silluzio 0412 323 750 ____________________________________ CONTACT

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Rosanna 1 - 3 Grandview Grove

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1930´s Charm and Convenience on 1068m2 Land (Approx) This charming elevated residence enjoys generous rooms, convenient location and hidden potential. Set on a good size double block with established gardens, and less than 400 metres to the train station and local shops, the home offers spacious lounge and dining with open fireplace, sunroom overlooking the decked swimming pool, updated bathrooms, granite topped kitchen with stainless steel appliances, spacious bedrooms, bungalow / fifth bedroom / home office (with bathroom), plus intimate pergola area. The double block may lend the property to possible development (STCA) or substantial extension for the growing family. Inspection warranted to fully appreciate the charm and convenience of this property.

Eltham 9431 1222 1022 Main Road

Ivanhoe 9499 7992 115 Upper Heidelberg Road

Rosanna 9459 8111 131 Lower Plenty Road

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

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Ivanhoe 5 Edward Court Approved Plans and Permits for 7 Dwellings on 1994m2 (approx) • Quiet yet convenient court location • Permits for 7 townhouses / units approved • Approved plans ready to commence building immediately • Prime Ivanhoe location • Walking distance to all amenities • Contact us for further details on approved permit

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Ivanhoe 9499 7992 115 Upper Heidelberg Road

FOR SALE by TENDER - 15th March at 6pm ____________________________________ INSPECT by appointment ____________________________________ CONTACT Aaron Silluzio 0414 422 299 Adrian Woods 0413 650 520 ____________________________________

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Heidelberg West 455 Waterdale Road 2,510m2 with Planning Permit for 12 Townhouses Located only minutes from Northland shopping centre, Latrobe University and only a short drive to the CBD, is this very rare and MASSIVE level allotment (35m by 72m, 2,510m2 approx) with a planning permit approval for 12 townhouses. Comprising nine x 2 bedroom townhouses and three x 3 bedroom townhouses, the property offers further potential to re-develop the land that may accommodate more townhouses, apartments, a Child Care centre, or an Aged Care facility (STCA). Here is your chance to secure a sure money maker, so don´t delay, enquire about this superb opportunity today!

Eltham 9431 1222 1022 Main Road

Ivanhoe 9499 7992 115 Upper Heidelberg Road

Saturday 19th March at 11am ____________________________________ INSPECT Sat 12:45 - 1:15pm ____________________________________ Aaron Silluzio 0414 422 299 Sam Kocuk 0419 311 222 ____________________________________ CONTACT

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Architecturally Inspired in ´Golf Links Estate´ Merchant Builders home designed for the whole family, and featuring lounge, dining area, updated kitchen and family area, sunny courtyard, zoned bedrooms (master with WIR & en-suite), study / BR4, home office / gym / hobby room, heating, cooling, landscaped surrounds, plus double carport. Easy access to schools, shopping and transport options.

Tue 8th March at 6pm (unless sold prior) ____________________________________ PRICE GUIDE $690,000 - $750,000 ____________________________________ Thur 3:15 - 3:45pm Sat 2:15 - 2:45pm ____________________________________ INSPECT

CONTACT

Adrian Woods 0413 650 520

Aaron Silluzio 0414 422 299 ____________________________________

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Macleod 25 Heritage Court

Private Paradise complete with In-ground Pool! Architecturally designed, Fasham Johnson built family residence with open plan kitchen/meals, lounge/TV room, spacious living room, paved outdoor area with heated pool and spa, zoned bedrooms (master with WIRs & en-suite), ducted heating, evap cooling, extra split system cooling/heating, double garage (internal access), C-BUS, ducted vacuum, and storage space.

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Tue 1st March at 6pm (unless sold prior) ____________________________________ PRICE GUIDE $890,000 - $950,000 ____________________________________ Thur 2:30 - 3pm Sat 3 - 3:30pm ____________________________________ INSPECT

Adrian Woods 0413 650 520 Aaron Silluzio 0414 422 299 ____________________________________ CONTACT

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Rosanna 9459 8111 131 Lower Plenty Road

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Divine Eltham North Living At Its Finest! A statement in sophistication, this absolutely superb contemporary entertaining haven features 5 large, robed bedrooms (master with WIR & en-suite), huge formal lounge/dining, rumpus, study, powder room, laundry, plus open plan kitchen, meals and living room flowing out to the alfresco entertaining area. Within the St Helena school zone, don´t miss out!

Tue 15th March at 6pm (unless sold prior) ____________________________________ PRICE GUIDE $860,000 - $950,000 ____________________________________ Thur 6:15 - 6:45pm Sat 1:30 - 2pm ____________________________________ INSPECT

CONTACT

Tom Kurtschenko 0417 502 944

Romeo Rigoni 0412 126 646 ____________________________________

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Eltham North 94 Progress Road

Entertain in Style Perched high on a private 1000m2 (approx) allotment, this stunning Fasham Johnson masterpiece boasts superb views, an open flowing floor plan, the highest quality renovation and fantastic blend of indoor outdoor living. Completely updated with new bathrooms and kitchen, the home also provides split system heating/cooling, panel heater, OFP & more!

Eltham 9431 1222 1022 Main Road

Saturday 5th March at 11am ____________________________________ PRICE GUIDE $600,000 - $690,000 ____________________________________ Thur 7:15 - 7:45pm Sat 12:30 - 1pm ____________________________________ INSPECT

Tom Kurtschenko 0417 502 944 Romeo Rigoni 0412 126 646 ____________________________________ CONTACT

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Heidelberg West 7 Exeter Court Calling all First Home Buyers and Investors Absolute affordability can be found in this quiet court location, only minutes away from parklands, central Heidelberg, Northland shopping, Austin / Mercy Hospitals, Darebin Parklands, schools and public transport. Features include 3 generous bedrooms, spacious lounge, updated kitchen / dining, separate laundry, and private back yard.

Heidelberg West 67 Pacific Drive Why Pay Rent? Why rent when home ownership is this affordable? Especially when it is ready to move in and enjoy. Or you might want to collect the rent. Either way, this well presented home offers excellent living spaces, functional kitchen, bathroom, laundry and polished floorboards. Close to shopping, schools, La Trobe Uni and transport.

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Tue 22nd March at 6pm (unless sold prior) ____________________________________ PRICE GUIDE $330,000 - $380,000 ____________________________________ INSPECT

Thur 1:30 - 2pm

CONTACT

Sam Kocuk 0419 311 222

Sat 1:30 - 2pm ____________________________________ Zenya Wertheim 0421 964 366 ____________________________________

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Tue 15th March at 6pm (unless sold prior) ____________________________________ PRICE GUIDE $345,000 - $380,000 ____________________________________ INSPECT

Thur 4 - 4:30pm

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David Kelly 0410 426 311

Sat 12 - 12:30pm ____________________________________ Zenya Wertheim 0421 964 366 ____________________________________

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Bellfield 50 Wimpole Crescent Your Own Private Retreat Be prepared to fall in love with the welcoming ambience and secluded garden haven of this lovingly cared for family home also enjoying a separate rear artist´s studio. Features include dishwasher, polished timber floors, gas log fire, split system air-conditioning, ducted heating, and more. Close proximity to central Ivanhoe and amenities.

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Zenya Wertheim 0421 964 366 ____________________________________

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Bellfield 10 Carlyle Crescent A Quality Bellfield Opportunity (638m2 approx) Nestled in Bellfield´s most sought after pocket is this 3/4 bedroom home on a flat 650m2 (approx) allotment with northerly rear aspect, ideal for home buyers, investors or developers (STCA). Features include a large lounge (polished boards), open kitchen with meals area, separate dining/BR4/study, GDH, A/C & outdoor entertaining area.

Eltham 9431 1222 1022 Main Road

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THIS SATURDAY AT 11AM ____________________________________ PRICE GUIDE $480,000 - $530,000 ____________________________________ INSPECT

Thur 4:45 - 5:15pm

CONTACT

Kieran Whaley 0410 587 072

Sat 1/2 hour prior to Auction ____________________________________ Davide Lettieri 0414 018 707 ____________________________________

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Macleod 2/17 Strathallan Road Quality Single Level Living Quality appointed residence featuring three spacious bedrooms (master with WIR and en-suite), stylish kitchen (Caesar stone tops and s/steel appliances), lounge, formal dining, French door access to outdoor entertaining area, sparkling Tallow wood polished floorboards, ducted heating, air-conditioning, remote garage, and much more!

Macleod 4/25 Pottage Circuit Stylish Springthorpe Town-Living This modern town residence, with shops, gym, tennis courts and pool right at your doorstep, features lounge (polished boards), central kitchen with casual dining/family room, rear courtyard, large upstairs master (BIR, en-suite and balcony), second large bedroom (BIR and en-suite), heating, cooling, study nook, alarm, plus remote garage.

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Tue 1st March at 6pm (unless sold prior) ____________________________________ PRICE GUIDE $580,000 - $660,000 ____________________________________ INSPECT Sat 12 - 12:30pm ____________________________________ Sam Kocuk 0419 311 222

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Zenya Wertheim 0421 964 366 ____________________________________

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Tue 1st March at 6pm (unless sold prior) ____________________________________ PRICE GUIDE $470,000 - $520,000 ____________________________________ INSPECT

Thur 3:15 - 3:45pm

CONTACT

Kieran Whaley 0410 587 072

Sat 1:30 - 2pm ____________________________________ Davide Lettieri 0414 018 707 ____________________________________

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Rosanna 2/8 Stokes Street Smart Interior, Great Golf Links Location! Clever design, super location and a generous yard with excellent indoor / outdoor living makes this an outstanding first home, investment or downsizing option. It features generous lounge (split system cooling), meals area, updated kitchen (glass splash back, s/steel appliances and dishwasher), good size yard & stylish covered deck.

Rosanna 5 Nagle Court

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Saturday 19th March at 11am ____________________________________ PRICE GUIDE $490,000 - $540,000 ____________________________________ INSPECT

Wed 2 - 2:30pm

CONTACT

Thomas Bechelli 0413 181 461

Sat 1 - 1:30pm ____________________________________ Nunzio Sulfaro 0414 223 134 ____________________________________

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One Owner Classic in Choice Locale Enjoying an enviable top of the court location in Rosanna´s coveted “Golf Links” estate close to schools, shops and public transport, is this light-filled family home featuring generous lounge, kitchen/meals area opening to a sunny rear garden, 3 bedrooms (BIRs), study or fourth bedroom, bathroom, lofty double garage plus much more.

Eltham 9431 1222 1022 Main Road

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David Kelly 0410 426 311

Zenya Wertheim 0421 964 366 ____________________________________

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Heidelberg Heights 8 Gotha Street Big on the Inside! 690m2 (approx) Land! Larger than average, this home provides four spacious bedrooms plus study or fifth bedroom, huge open plan living, dining and updated kitchen, family bathroom, entry hall, polished floorboards and ducted heating, all set on a 690m2 (approx) allotment, in this fast appreciating neighbourhood. Currently let at $1,907 PCM, act now!

Heidelberg Heights 1/14 Burns Court Renovated, Low Maintenance Charmer Nestled in a quiet court location is this updated residence on a low maintenance allotment, ideal for first home buyers, downsizers or investors. The single level floorplan comprises a light-filled lounge, fully renovated kitchen with meals area, 3 generous bedrooms and family bathroom. Extras include heating plus outdoor entertaining area.

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Tue 22nd March at 6pm (unless sold prior) ____________________________________ INSPECT Sat 1:30 - 2pm ____________________________________ David Kelly 0410 426 311

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Zenya Wertheim 0421 964 366 ____________________________________

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Saturday 19th March at 11am ____________________________________ PRICE GUIDE $390,000 - $420,000 ____________________________________ INSPECT

Thur 4 - 4:30pm

CONTACT

Kieran Whaley 0410 587 072

Sat 12:45 - 1:15pm ____________________________________ Davide Lettieri 0414 018 707 ____________________________________

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Eltham 36 Bible Street

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Dream Opportunity in Prime Location Generously proportioned family home on 638m2 (approx) offering spacious separate living areas and easy flowing floor plan opening to your private flat back yard fenced in for safe child play. Ideal for extension and renovation (STCA), the home offers fantastic opportunity for capital improvement. Extras include GDH, A/C & tandem carport.

Doreen 197 Flaxen Hills Drive Easy Living Inside and Out This intelligently designed contemporary home delivers interior spaces and alfresco dining that effortlessly meet the priorities of modern indoor-outdoor living. Year round comfort is assured by ducted heating complemented by ceiling fans and split system air-conditioning. Within easy reach of parks, bike and walking paths, school and shops.

Eltham 9431 1222 1022 Main Road

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Saturday 19th March at 11am ____________________________________ PRICE GUIDE $520,000 - $590,000 ____________________________________ INSPECT

Thur 5:30 - 6pm

CONTACT

Tom Kurtschenko 0417 502 944

Sat 11:30 - 12pm ____________________________________ Romeo Rigoni 0412 126 646 ____________________________________

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For Sale by Negotiation ____________________________________ PRICE GUIDE $390,000 - $450,000 ____________________________________ INSPECT Sat 11 - 11:30am ____________________________________ CONTACT

Leigh Pridham 0412 470 040

Kim Jarvie-Pridham 0412 237 123 ____________________________________

Ivanhoe 9499 7992 115 Upper Heidelberg Road

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Macleod 12 Wilkinson Street

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Entertainers Delight on 700m2 (approx) of Land Updated and immaculate, architecturally designed single level home featuring spacious kitchen (skylight), dining area, sunlit lounge/family room, gas ducted heating, A/C, alarm, 3 spacious bedrooms (master with en-suite & WIR), large undercover decking and entertaining area plus refreshing in-ground pool built for your enjoyment.

Heidelberg Heights 9 Arnold Avenue Affordable and Immaculate! (667m2 approx) Lovingly maintained and beautifully presented, this very smart residence offers first home buyers, investors and speculators (STCA) an affordable entry to the property market. Only moments to Shelly Park, transport and amenities, the home provides lounge, updated kitchen / meals, large family room, covered outdoor deck area plus generous rear yard. Close to Austin and Mercy Hospitals, La Trobe Uni and Northland shopping.

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Tue 8th March at 6pm (unless sold prior) ____________________________________ PRICE GUIDE $560,000 - $620,000 ____________________________________ INSPECT

Thur 6 - 6:30pm

CONTACT

Sam Kocuk 0419 311 222

Sat 11 - 11:30am ____________________________________ Zenya Wertheim 0421 964 366 ____________________________________

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CONTACT Thomas Bechelli 0413 181 461 __________________________

Ivanhoe 9499 7992 115 Upper Heidelberg Road

Heidelberg West 129 Dougharty Road Immaculately Kept, Single Level Home! In a booming pocket of Heidelberg West, this low maintenance, single level residence is ideal for first home buyers, investors or the growing family to enjoy. Immaculately maintained, the home provides three generous bedrooms (BIRs), family bathroom, great size living room, fantastic kitchen / meals, sunroom with laundry, double remote garage, and manicured surrounds. Only moments from parks, shopping, La Trobe Uni and the Austin Hospital.

Rosanna 9459 8111 131 Lower Plenty Road

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Thur 4 - 4:30pm

CONTACT

Adrian Woods 0413 650 520

Sat 1:30 - 2pm __________________________ Aaron Silluzio 0414 422 299 __________________________


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Hurstbridge 31 Acacia Road

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A Tree Lined Country Lane! This character, cedar home, stunning internally with dramatic cathedral ceilings, features a separate lounge, and open plan kitchen / family / meals area. The master bedroom is set on a mezzanine floor together with a study/retreat/TV room. Move out onto the relaxing verandah, and simply sit back and enjoy the surrounds. Extras include GDH, cosy wood fire, plus a double garage leading through to a storage / workshop and separate home office.

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For Sale by Negotiation __________________________ PRICE GUIDE $470,000 - $500,000 __________________________ INSPECT Sat 11:30 - 12pm __________________________ CONTACT John Gilbert 0418 365 954 __________________________

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Thur 3 - 3:30pm

CONTACT

Vince Saunders 0425 764 881

Sat 4 - 4:30pm __________________________ Daniel Italia 0423 337 281 __________________________

RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES FOR RENT RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES

RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES

123 Liberty Pde, Bellfield Avail NOW $275PW 2 Bedroom home with lounge, kitchen/meals, gas cooking, central bathroom, laundry, gas heating and garden shed. Contact Joshua. 1/22 Montgomery St, H’Berg Hts Avail NOW $300PW 2 bedroom unit with lounge, kitchen with gas appliances, bathroom, laundry, gas heater and a single garage. Contact Joshua 46 Coomalie Crs, H’Berg West Avail NOW $300PW 2 bedroom home with robes, lounge, renovated central bathroom, kitchen, shed, off street parking and a single garage. Contact Bill.S 5/8-10 Leicester St, H’Berg Hgts Avail NOW $310PW 2 Bedroom apartment with robes, new kitchen, laundry/bathroom, living & off street parking. Water usage covered by L/L. Contact Di 194 Bolton St, Eltham Avail NOW $350PW 2 bedroom home with built in robes, lounge/meals area, gas cooking, ducted heating, balcony and single garage. Contact Bill.D 15 Jellicoe St, Ivanhoe Avail NOW $350PW 2 Bedroom home with BIRs, light filled lounge, kitchen, gas heating, dining, central family bathroom, garage and carport. Contcta Bill.S 333 Main Rd, Monrtmorency Avail 7 Mar $355PW 3 bedroom home with BIRs, open floor plan, living, dining, PFBs, kitchen, s/s appl, D/W, renovated bathroom & Shed. Contact Di 171 Grand Blvd, Montmorency Avail NOW $360PW Renovated 3 bedroom home with robes, new kitchen, stainless steel appl, lounge, OFP, new carpets, blinds and A/C. Contact Sarah 258 Yallambie Rd, Yallambie Avail NOW $360PW 3 Bedroom home, lounge, dining, kitchen/family, 2 bathrooms, ducted heating, a single garage & off street parking. Contact Sarah 1/151 Banksia St, Ivanhoe Avail NOW $380PW 3BR Town-house with a spacious living area, kitchen/meals area, bathroom, A/C, private courtyard & double garage. Contact Bill.S

1/151 Banksia St, Ivanhoe Avail NOW $380PW 3 bedroom town-house with spacious living, kitchen with meals area, A/C, double garage and private court yard. Contact Bill.S 57 Frank St, Eltham Avail 23 Feb $380PW 3 bedroom home with robes, living, kitchen/meals, dishwasher, bathroom, ducted heating and polished floor boards. Contact Di 50 Torbay St, Macleod Avail NOW $400PW Large 4 bedroom home with lounge/dining, kitchen with D/W, ducted heating, A/C, bathroom and single carport. Contact Jacqui 148 Bible St, Eltham Avail NOW $400PW 3 Bedroom home with ensuite, kitchen/meals with D/W, lounge, central bathroom, A/C, D/H, PFBs and sunroom. Contact Sarah 1156 Main Rd, Eltham Avail 3 Mar $400PW Refurbished 4 bedroom home with 2 bathrooms, living, dining, study area, gas D/H, A/C and a single carport. Contact Bill.D 2 Hazel Rose Crt, Montmorency Avail NOW $430PW Split level 3 bedroom T-house, ensuite, kitchen/meals, stainless steal appls, study area, evap cooling, D/H & double garage. Contact Di. 84 Matrins Lne, Viewbank Avail NOW $450PW Double storey 3 bedroom home with ensuite, robes, living, kitchen/ meals, dining, rumpus, study and double garage. Contact Jacqui 2/1106 Main Rd, Eltham Avail NOW $450PW Near new 3 bedroom town-house with ensuite, BIRs, PFBs, kitchen with s/s appl, laundry, D/H, A/C and single garage. Contact Sarah 424 Lower H’berg Rd, Eaglemont Avail NOW $495PW 3 Bedroom home with PFBs, bathroom, living, open fire place, family/meals, S/S appl, D/W, D/H, D/C and alarm. Contact Joshua 84 Frank St, Eltham Avail NOW $500PW 4 bedroom home with OFP lounge, dining, family/meal, kitchen with s/s appl, A/C, D/H, PFB and a triple carport. Contact Sarah

Di Bryan 0400 911 005

Eltham 9431 1222 1022 Main Road

Joshua Franzi 0413 720 244

Meaghan Fennell 0401 019 859

Ivanhoe 9499 7992 115 Upper Heidelberg Road

Bill Sismanis 0401 241 070

Jacqui Spiteri 0414 249 576

COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES 5/10-18 Arthur St, Eltham

Avail NOW $16,000PA

Retail shop 63sqm approx. Kitchenette, toilet, open floor space & roller door. Figure excludes GST & 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 13/10-18 Arthur St, Eltham

Avail NOW $23,000PA

84sqm (approx) shop front, kitchenette, mezzanine level & side storage, ample parking. Excludes GST & outgoings. Contact Joshua 2 Lambourn Rd, Watsonia

Avail NOW $25,117PA

Suite 1/1st floor 100sqm office, reception, board room, htg & cool, kitchen & toilets. Figure excludes GST & Outgoings. Contact Joshua 2 Lambourn Rd, Watsonia

Avail NOW $60,000PA

Suite 1 & 2/ 1st floor office suite, 4 offices, board rm, htg/cool, kitchen & toilets. Figures excludes GST & Outgoings. Contact Joshua

Sarah Craigie 0409 945 774

Bill Diamantopoulos 0431 401 720

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Plenty 103 McLaughlans Lane Acreage In The Suburbs-16 Acres Of Opportunity Dreamed of living on the land, but don´t want to be too far from the city? 16 acres of wide open spaces with great distant views, ready for you to live the dream. Enjoy scattered shade trees, stands of towering gums along the creek, privacy & a northerly aspect. Very close to schools, buses, trains, Greensborough Plaza & the ring road.

Diamond Creek 68 Broad Gully Road Unleash The Potential - Units, Rebuild, Renovate? In an enviable position just moments from the centre of Diamond Creek & all the shopping, dining & transport options that brings, this property on a wonderful parcel of land of approximately 726 m2 offers incredible potential for development, an opportunity to renovate & extend the existing home, build units or a new family home (STCA).

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Saturday March 26th at 11am ____________________________________ INSPECT

Saturday 11.00 - 11.30am

CONTACT

Robyn Johnson 0417 387 890

Photo ID Required ____________________________________ Peter Koiker 0418 382 959 ____________________________________ MEL REF 11 A7 ____________________________________

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Saturday 12.00 - 12.30pm

CONTACT

Bri McIntyre 0433 634 594

Photo ID Required ____________________________________ Leigh Pridham 0412 470 040 ____________________________________ MEL REF 12 A4 ____________________________________

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Diamond Creek 3/43 Phipps Crescent Position Perfect with Own Street Frontage Flat to the front door and single level throughout this stand alone home is ideal for the retiree, astute investor or savvy first homebuyer. Featuring hardwood floorboards, two living areas, views to the Kinglake ranges, internal access from the garage, ducted heating and cooling. The perfect balance of easy living and a very convenient location.

Doreen 14 Zannon Crescent Ideal Location! 2000m2 This quality home has much to offer for the discerning buyer. Walk through the feature leadlight entrance to the redgum flooring, 9 foot ceilings & open plan. 3 living areas, large kitchen & ample storage. Main bedroom has WIR & ensuite. Outdoor entertaining area, water tanks, huge double garage, workshop & access to the rear.

Diamond Creek 9438 1133 62c Main Hurstbridge Road

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Saturday 3.00 - 3.30pm

CONTACT

Justin Booth 0417 034 369

Photo ID Required ____________________________________ Adam Smith 0433 206 044 ____________________________________ MEL REF 12 C7 ____________________________________

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Saturday 1.00 - 1.30pm

CONTACT

Robyn Johnson 0417 387 890

Photo ID Required ____________________________________ Bri McIntyre 0433 634 594 ____________________________________ MEL REF 391 G3 ____________________________________

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Doreen 192 Hazel Glen Drive

Doreen 8 Code Cresent

Low Maintenance Living at it´s Best In the perfect location just a short stroll to the Laurimar town centre & immaculate in every aspect. Generous bedrooms, separate lounge, open plan family room opening onto the private north facing courtyard style backyard. With a dream kitchen, internal access to the double garage, ducted heating & cooling.

Designed For A Lifetime of Enjoyment In the ever popular Promenade Estate, this beautiful home is spacious and light filled throughout. The Superbly appointed kitchen adjoins the casual meals, family room and alfresco, plus an additional lounge or formal dining there is enough room to ensure your whole family is happy.

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INSPECT

Saturday 11.00 - 11.30am

CONTACT

Justin Booth 0417 034 369

CONTACT

Bri McIntyre 0433 634 594

Adam Smith 0433 206 044 ____________________________

Photo ID Required ____________________________ Robyn Johnson 0417 387 890 ____________________________

Diamond Creek 20 Koonawarra Way

Diamond Creek 83 Everleigh Drive

Affordable Family Living, Great Location This large family home has just what your growing family needs...SPACE! With four bedrooms plus study/home office or fifth bedroom there is plenty of room. Above ground pool, large backyard, two large living areas & large deck there is room for everyone. Call now!

Need plenty of Room...Big Block Big Home. Set on 1762m2 of land this home has a real flair in its design. Stunning kitchen with WIP & extensive benches. Spacious main bedroom with WIR & modern ensuite. Downstairs is the large rumpus with ensuite, WIR & plumbing provision for another kitchen. Tandem garage offering access to the rear. Close to local shops and transport.

Tues 8th March at 5pm (unless sold prior) ____________________________

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INSPECT

Saturday 2.00 - 2.30pm

PRICE GUIDE $610,000 - $670,000 ____________________________ INSPECT by appointment ____________________________

CONTACT

Bri McIntyre 0433 634 594

CONTACT

Photo ID Required ____________________________ Peter Koiker 0418 382 959 ____________________________

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Photo ID Required ____________________________

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Robyn Johnson 0417 387 890

Bri McIntyre 0433 634 594 ____________________________

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Auction this Saturday WATSONIA

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23 Rushworth Street

AUCTION Saturday 26th February at 1.00pm

This character weatherboard turns on the charm, eager to attract a buyer who will love its warmth and comfort, complemented by a modern open plan extension, opening to a private garden setting with wisteria draped pergola and idyllic alfresco deck - Only footsteps to Sports Reserve and minutes to shops, schools and station. Features: Inviting fireside lounge room, Spacious family/meals area, Updated kitchen with s/s stove, 3 robed bedrooms, Fully tiled bathroom, Ducted heating, Reverse cycle air-conditioning, ceiling fans, Double carport & garage/work shop.

INSPECTION THURSDAY 6.00 - 6.30pm SATURDAY 12.30 - 1.00pm

Quote $480,000 plus buyers Melway 20:E2 Land size 601m2 approx Contact Scott Anderson 0412 855 775 Stuart Buckingham 0411 743 336 Office 98 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999

Tender closing 1st March @ 6.00pm YALLAMBIE

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SALE BY TENDER Tuesday 1st March 6.00pm (Unless sold prior)

A true depiction of great family living, this home offers fabulous airy spaces through two living areas, perfect for relaxation or entertaining, opening to carport ideal for hosting BBQ’s and private rear garden. A stellar position on the high side of a tranquil court, and footsteps to Yallambie Park. Features: Easy flow from lounge to family/meals area, Renovated stainless steel kitchen, Three bedrooms with BIR’s, Updated ensuite and bathroom, Ducted heating, evaporative cooling, New blinds, Split-system air-conditioner, Double carport come BBQ area, Shops, schools and transport nearby.

INSPECTION THURSDAY 5.00 - 5.30pm SATURDAY 12.00 - 12.30pm

Quote $460,000 plus buyers Melway 20:K8 Land size 588m2 approx Contact David Oakley 0439 397 284 Stuart Buckingham 0411 743 336 Office 98 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999

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2/47 Morwell Avenue

PRIVATE SALE INSPECTION THURSDAY 5.00 - 5.30pm SATURDAY 2.00 - 2.30pm

Quote $310,000 plus buyers Melway 20:D3 Contact Scott Anderson 0412 855 775 David Oakley 0439 397 284 Office 98 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999

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1st homebuyers, investors, retirees & even those looking to downsize look no further, this delightful home unit is located within a short stroll to Watsonia train station, shopping centre, Loyola college & Gresswell Forest Wildlife Reserve. Features: 2 large bedrooms (both with built in robes), Open sunlit lounge, Gas heating, High ceilings, Updated bathroom, Spotless presentation throughout, Carport, Facilities at your fingertips.

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71 Mountain View Road

AUCTION Saturday 19th March at 1.00pm

The large perfectly flat corner block 870 sqm approx is the obvious draw card here, certain to wet the appetite of astute developers/builders, eager to find the perfect spot to carry out their next townhouse development project. Then of course you could consider retaining the well presented classic home, add a few updates and build a new luxury residence at the rear (all subject to council approval). Whatever you decide you can’t go wrong in this highly desirable location, with every amenity so close. Features: Spacious air-conditioned lounge, Refreshed kitchen/meals area, Spotless bathroom, Separate toilet, Huge backyard, Side street access to DLUG & workshop, Short walk to shops, cafés & station.

INSPECTION THURSDAY 6.00 - 6.30pm SATURDAY 11.00 - 11.30am

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Quote $590,000 plus buyers Melway 21:D4 Contact Vince Masci 0423 691 622 Stuart Buckingham 0411 743 336 Office 98 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999


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58 Adam Crescent

AUCTION Auction Melway Land size Contact

This idyllic address offers an original home around land value waiting to be brought back to life, self contained granny flat with potential for extra income and a magnificent 835sqm approx block with valley views or the perfect site for a brand new luxury home. INSPECTION THURS 4.00 - 4.30pm SAT 1.00 - 1.30pm

Office Phone

Saturday 19th March at 12.00noon 21:B6 835m2 approx Simon McEvoy 0412 319 046 Adam McWatters 0404 489 266 Cnr Were & Rattray Rd, Montmorency 9434 6666

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This is the Aussie dream for 1st home buyers, investors or those wanting to live in a great area bordering St Helena. Set on a sub-divided block you’ll have lots of comfort & space without the high maintenance. Excellent tenancy in place for Investors or 1st Home buyers collect the rent & save $$$. INSPECTION SAT 1.00 - 1.30pm

PRIVATE SALE

Quote $450,000 plus buyers Melway 11:J6 Contact Vince Masci 0423 691 622 Stuart Buckingham 0411 743 336 Office 98 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999

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Doreen Properties

PRIVATE SALE I 1 Airey Way Brand new stylish open plan 3 BR home in exclusive Laurimar Estate. Quote $340,000 + buyers INSPECT SAT 2.15 - 2.30pm Contact David Oakley 0439 397 284

DOREEN

DOREEN I 23 Russel Way PRIVATE SALE Brand new federation style 3 BR home in exclusive Laurimar Estate. Quote $360,000 + buyers INSPECT SAT 1.30 - 1.45pm Contact David Oakley 0439 397 284

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Lot 810 Dendron Court

PRIVATE SALE Attractive 685m approx flat allotment in popular Eminence Estate. Quote $240,000 - 260,000 Contact David Oakley 0439 397 284 2

PRIVATE SALE I 6 Delaney Rise Modern single level 4 BR home in prestigious Cornell’s Hill Estate. Quote $350,000 + buyers INSPECT SAT 12.45 - 1.00pm Contact David Oakley 0439 397 284

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Lot 1109 (37) Laurence St

PRIVATE SALE Superb 580m approx allotment in popular Mitchell’s Run Estate. Quote $215,000 + buyers Contact David Oakley 0439 397 284 2

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EAGLEMONT 57 Devon Street EXTENSIVE ENTERTAINER, PARAMOUNT POSITION Secluded on a substantial 1985m² garden allotment enjoying N/S Modgrass tennis court; a superior quality family lifestyle in a premier position is the emphasis of this immaculate five bedroom Ritter Davis residence. Meticulouslymaintained and tastefully updated by just the one family, a superbly zoned layout enhanced by hydronic floor heating, reverse-cycle cooling/heating, vacuum and alarm is ideal for modern living and entertaining close to grammar schools, shopping villages, Yarra parkland and transport. Impressive bluestone paving and ponds feature through a beautiful established garden complementing main bedroom with WIR and ensuite, study, open-plan lounge (Daniel Robertson brick OFP) and dining areas, family living room, games/rumpus with wet bar, fully-appointed kitchen and family meals area, two further bathrooms, powder rooms fitted laundry and DLUG. Auction

Saturday 19th March at 3pm

ESR

$2,200,000-$2,350,000

Inspect

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

Land

1985m2 approx.

Contact

Helen Witchell 0413 741 158 James Davis 0405 687 817

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IVANHOE 44 Redesdale Road FAIRY HILLS FAMILY HAVEN One of Fairy Hills´ finest delivering sublime family living and entertaining, this substantial modern residence is an indoor/ outdoor sanctuary designed to indulge in a prestigious position only metres to Ivanhoe Grammar and the Yarra. An imposing heritage profile and gorgeous gardens envelop the vast interior of this magnificent domain on a 960m² approx. landscaped allotment with 19000l rainwater/irrigation, covered alfresco area (BBQ), Balinese hut and heated horizonedge tiled pool. Boasts four bedrooms (huge main - spa ensuite, WIR, rooftop terrace with ranges views), study, two bathrooms, powder room, fitted home cinema, lounge room, family living and dining, stone gourmet kitchen with Miele coffee machine, alarm, video intercom, HRV, vacuum, ducted heating/cooling, Jarrah floors and auto double garage. Near village shopping and train station. Auction

Saturday 19th March at 2pm

ESR

$1,880,000-$1,980,000

Inspect

Thu 5.15pm-5.45pm, Sat 3.45pm-4.15pm

Land

960m2 approx.

Contact

Helen Witchell 0413 741 158 Stewart Oldmeadow 0412 119 277

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IVANHOE EAST 10 Keam Street LARGE LAND, GREAT VIEWS, PRIZED POSITION Rear views to the Dandenong Ranges provide the perfect backdrop to the rare potential offered by this charming residence on a

Auction:

Saturday 19th March at 12pm

substantial 1115m² allotment (approx). A circular driveway precedes this most appealing home that presents an outstanding

ESR

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

opportunity to create a lifestyle masterpiece in such a highly sought-after location close to Ivanhoe East village, quality schools,

Inspect

Thu 4.30pm-5.00pm, Sat 2.00pm-2.30pm

Yarra parklands and freeway. Renovate and extend the existing two bedroom home or build a magnificent new contemporary

Land

1115m2 approx.

residence (STCA) for a family lifestyle of unparalleled luxury. Currently includes large living room, dining room, study/office,

Contact

Stewart Oldmeadow 0412 119 277

kitchen/meals, original bathroom, powder room, gas heater and carport.

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IVANHOE EAST 40 Keam Street THE COIL HOUSE - AN INNOVATIVE ICON An iconic Ivanhoe landmark that launched the illustrious career of architect Peter McIntyre, the ´Coil House´ c1953 is a

Auction:

Saturday 5th March at 2pm

remarkably significant three bedroom, two bathroom Modernist residence that meets a sloping landscape with poetic vision.

ESR

$1,300,000-$1,375,000

Tucked peacefully away on a massive 1005m² allotment (approx) enjoying sweeping views over the garden to Yarra River

Inspect

Thu 6.00pm-6.30pm, Sat 3.00pm-3.30pm

parkland and Doncaster Hill; the ´Coil House´ is presented in good original condition inviting immediate living, sympathetic

Land

1005m2 approx.

renovation/extension or other plans to maximize living on such a sizable block of land (STCA). In a quiet family pocket; this

Contact

Stewart Oldmeadow 0412 119 277

innovative home includes living, unique kitchen/meals, study/lounge, alfresco entertainment patios.

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IVANHOE 1/15 Dudley Street CONTEMPORARY ELEGANCE, REFINED ENTERTAINING Perfection is proved possible with every detail of this stunning freestanding townhouse presented as-new behind a finely

Auction:

Saturday 19th March at 11am

manicured garden in a convenient location. Exquisitely enhanced and meticulously maintained, superior quality highlights every

ESR

$890,000-$950,000

aspect of this beautiful low-maintenance lifestyle package. One of three with own street frontage, this breathtaking two-level

Inspect

Sat 10.00am-10.30am

home boasts three sizable bedrooms (robes, downstairs main with ensuite), lovely living room, upstairs lounge, dining area

Contact

James Davis 0405 687 817

spilling onto sun-splashed entertainment deck, gourmet stone kitchen, bath/powder rooms, ducted heating, air-conditioning, Yellowbox floors, plantation shutters, auto awnings, security shutters, front/rear irrigation and double auto garage.

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IVANHOE 11 Linton Street FEELGOOD FAMILY ATTRACTIONS The picturesque profile of this attractive Edwardian reflects a carefully considered interior both elegant and practical for perfectly

Auction:

Saturday 19th March at 2pm

zoned family living and entertaining. Stroll to schools, shops, train and parklands from this attractive home on a secure 599m²

ESR

$1,200,000-$1,300,000

approx. allotment including remote-control roller door, two carports and huge LUG that will certainly appeal to tradesmen.

Inspect

Sat 3.00pm-3.30pm

Quality appointed with solid Oak floors, hydronic heating and air-conditioning; this fine home affords four bedrooms (downstairs

Land

599m2 approx.

main ensuite, upstairs children´s wing), study, lounge room (OFP), dining room, family room to covered deck, rumpus, upstairs

Contact

Peter Scott 0459 223 994

study zone, bath/powder rooms, kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, irrigated gardens, raintanks.

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HEIDELBERG 1 Wimport Street “ PLANNING PERMIT FOR 16 APARTMENTS - HEIDELBERG CENTRAL” 16 Apartment Site. Ideally located 400 metres North of the densely populated Austin/ Mercy/ Warringal Hospitals complex in a

Auction:

Saturday 5th March at 3pm

quiet cul de sac off Martin Street this brick home on 948m2 approx. of land with rear views has been granted a Planning Permit

Inspect

Thu 1.30pm-2.00pm, Sat 3.45pm-4.15pm

to construct an Architect designed mix of 1 & 2 bedroom apartments perfect for the portfolios of investors over 3 levels with lift

Land

948m2 approx.

plus a large underground carpark. Will be sold with endorsed compliance to the permit conditions so you can quickly prepare

Contact

Stewart Oldmeadow 0412 119 277

to commence building in the coming months.

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EAGLEMONT 25 Glen Drive

Auction:

Saturday 5th March at 12pm

MOUNT EAGLE EXCLUSIVITY WITH CITY VIEWS

ESR

$1,300,000-$1,400,000

Inspect

Thu 2.30pm-3.00pm, Sat 3.45pm-4.15pm

Land

835m2 approx.

trains and parkland is complemented by refrigerated cooling, central heating, alarm, 2 big BRs, home office or teen retreat.

Contact

Brad Pearce 0409 679 414

IVANHOE 89 St Elmo Road

Auction:

Saturday 19th March at 1pm

START IMPROVING OR START AGAIN!

ESR

$800,000-$850,000

Inspect

Sat 10.00am-10.30am

Land

630m2 approx.

Contact

Helen Witchell 0413 741 158

Enviably nestled in Walter Burley Griffins prestigious Mount Eagle Estate enjoying fine city views; this elegant residence c1956 has superbly evolved affording comfortable modern family living on a 835m² allotment (approx). The perfect position close to schools, shopping villages,

Offering untold convenience in a prime Ivanhoe location, this classic 3BR home is situated on a level 630m² allotment (approx) presenting prospects of perfection. Offered in comfortable condition with a need for renovation, this timber home would greatly benefit from stylish improvement while potential exists to develop townhouses/units (STCA). Nestled near hospitals, shopping, schools, parks and transport.

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IVANHOE 3 Surrey Court

Auction:

Saturday 19th March at 11am

RARE CHANCE TO REDEFINE A CLASSIC

ESR

$900,000-$990,000

Inspect

Sat 3.00pm-3.30pm

Long secluded at the head of an exclusive cul-de-sac in AV Jennings highly sought-after heritage precinct; reveal all of the charms of this blonde brick beauty then create some of your own Beaumont Estate magic. This Modernist home is nestled on a deceptively spacious allotment

Contact

Helen Witchell 0413 741 158 Keith Oldmeadow 0409 858 786

offering outstanding potential to improve. From distinctive etched glass front door, this delightful home with decorative ceilings features entry hall, 3BR, BIRs, living and dining rooms, kitchen, & 2 bathrooms. Other attributes include IG pool, paved alfresco area, cellar & double garage.

IVANHOE 2/14 Wynstay Crescent

Auction:

Saturday 5th March at 12pm

SUN-DRENCHED, SPACIOUS & CENTRAL

ESR

$500,000-$550,000

Inspect

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

Contact

James Davis 0405 687 817

One of Ivanhoe central´s most highly-coveted pockets surrounded by parklands and the village is the remarkable setting for this superb 2 bedroom townhouse. Much preferred northerly rear orientation, private outdoor oasis, carport on title, study nook, living/dining to sunny entertainment deck and secluded garden, well-equipped kitchen, bath and powder rooms, built-in robes, high ceilings, ample storage, laundry, gas space heating, air-conditioning. Delightful upstairs views to Nellie Ibbott Reserve.

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HEIDELBERG 36 Barkly Place

Auction:

Saturday 5th March at 11am

DECO DESIRES HIGH ON THE HILL

ESR

$650,000-$690,000

Inspect

Thu 5.15pm-5.45pm, Sat 1.00pm-1.30pm

Contact

Peter Scott 0459 223 994

HEIDELBERG 5/191 Cape Street

Auction:

Saturday 19th March at 11am

THE NATURAL ESSENCE OF EASY LIVING

ESR

$400,000-$440,000

Inspect

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

Contact

Paul Carbone 0418 541 169

High on Heidelberg Hill fronting a convenient cul-de-sac is this classic 3BR semi-detached Art Deco home showcasing a wealth of period decoration throughout a superbly-proportioned interior. Enviably elevated and open to the ranges, a secluded north-facing rear garden and DLUG enhance a fabulous lifestyle opportunity only a very short walk to Burgundy Street, hospitals, parkland and train.

The private, leafy sundrenched yard welcomes you into this tranquil and surprise-package townhouse. With side street access, and situated at the far end of the block, this quiet and light-filled property is a delight to reside in. The roomy and relaxing living area leads to a bright north facing kitchen and dining area overlooking a delightful and private shady garden space featuring native plants and flowers. Upstairs are two

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generous sized rooms with BIRs; one offering private balcony access also includes polished floorboards, ample storage and lock-up garage.

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ROSANNA 30 Phillips Crescent

Auction:

Saturday 5th March at 2pm

ESCAPE IN YOUR GOLF LINKS GETAWAY

ESR

$800,000-$880,000

Inspect

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

Contact

Sue Lacey 0412 898 202

Escape to the space you and your family need in the coveted Golf Links Estate with this substantial 4BR+ residence boasting a versatile floorplan with dressing room, study, 2 bathrooms and powder room. Large covered entertainment area, solar-heated pool, family room with

Brad Pearce 0409 679 414

picture window, formal lounge, dining, kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, two-room main bedroom with ensuite, auto DLUG.

ROSANNA 1/35 Millicent Street

Auction:

Saturday 19th March at 2pm

FLAWLESS VILLA IN FABULOUS POSITION

ESR

$470,000-$510,000

Inspect

Wed 6.00pm-6.30pm, Sat 10.00am-10.30am

This impressive investment and low-maintenance home offers a flexible floorplan of two double bedrooms (robes), formal dining room (or possible 3rd bedroom), north-facing living room with soaring ceiling, meals area, immaculate timber kitchen, bathroom (separate bath), sizable laundry and entrance foyer. Other attributes include ducted heating, air-conditioner, auto lock-up garage and fabulous paved alfresco

Contact

Paul Carbone 0418 541 169 Brad Pearce 0409 679 414

entertainment area. Stroll with ease to Rosanna Parklands, village shopping and cafĂŠs, trains and schools.

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ROSANNA 23 Douglas Street

Auction:

Saturday 5th March at 11am

ELEGANT ENTERTAINER IN GLORIOUS GARDEN

ESR

$770,000-$830,000

Inspect

Thu 5.15pm-5.45pm, Sat 3.45pm-4.15pm

An absolutely stunning private garden sanctuary is a beautiful backdrop to the warm, inviting interior of this handsome 3 bedroom residence. The heritage heart of this refined home flows to a layered alfresco deck and leafy garden with speaker system. Features air-conditioners, ducted

778m2 approx.

Contact

Paul Carbone 0418 541 169 Brad Pearce 0409 679 414

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heating, living (OFP), dining, quality Impala kitchen with European appliances, bathroom, double auto garage/studio with refurbished bathroom.

Land

VIEWBANK 3 Rainsford Place

Auction:

Saturday 26th February at 2pm

QUANTITY & QUALITY - FAMILY LIFESTYLE EXCELLENCE!

ESR

$790,000-$840,000

Inspect

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

Land

954m2 approx.

Magnificent 4 bedroom family residence with home office, study and retreat (or 5th bedroom) is secluded at the end of a coveted cul-de-sac, with northerly orientation this impressive home includes main bedroom with walk-in robe and spa ensuite, retreat or 5th bedroom, home office, study area, lounge, dining room, family room (open fire place), wonderful alfresco deck, superbly-appointed kitchen and meals area, bath/ powder room, ducted heating, cooling, alarm, ducted vacuum, abundant off-street parking, and auto double lock-up garage.

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Contact

Paul Carbone 0418 541 169 Brad Pearce 0409 679 414

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VIEWBANK 15 Hendersons Road

Auction:

Saturday 19th March at 3pm

OUTSTANDING FAMILY OPPORTUNITY

ESR

$750,000-$820,000

Inspect

Sat 3.00pm-3.30pm

Contact

Paul Carbone 0418 541 169

Boasting spectacular uninterrupted views across the ranges, this residence is a solid and spacious platform for a wonderful future. Concealed hardwood floors and Oregon beams frame a versatile two level layout on a generous garden allotment. Well maintained, the neat interior

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features three robed bedrooms (main includes ensuite), lounge and dining areas, kitchen and meals area opening to entertainment terrace, main bathroom, rumpus room, versatile self-contained living room with 3rd bathroom, powder room, ducted heating, vacuum and DLUG.

VIEWBANK 39 Martins Lane

Auction:

Saturday 19th March at 11am

ENTICING OPENING ON INVITING CORNER

ESR

$550,000-$600,000

Inspect

Thu 4.30pm-5.00pm, Sat 3.45pm-4.15pm

Land

591m2 approx.

Contact

Greg Taylor 0409 090 611

This superbly located residence has perfectly served the one family for 40 years. A light-filled interior enjoying lovely garden aspects is up-todate for current-day comfort including ducted heating, evaporative cooling, air-conditioners and valet intercom. The floorplan offers three generous bedrooms (WIR, BIRs, main with ensuite), north-facing living room, dining/lounge opening to covered alfresco entertainment area with wet bar, excellent kitchen and main bathroom. Also includes huge shed/workshop and double carport.

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VIEWBANK 30 Winston Road

Auction:

Saturday 19th March at 3pm

FAMILY FLEXIBILITY ON CORNER OASIS

ESR

$590,000-$630,000

Inspect

Sat 3.45pm-4.15pm

Land

600m2 approx.

own style to the classic original look. Covered north-facing BBQ area, auto DLUG, quality kitchen, ducted heating and air-conditioning.

Contact

Helen Witchell 0413 741 158

HEIDELBERG HEIGHTS 47 Gotha Street

Auction:

Saturday 19th March at 12pm

FIRST-TIME BUYERS - GOTHA DO IT NOW!

ESR

$440,000-$480,000

Inspect

Sat 3.00pm-3.30pm

On a sizable corner block enjoying views towards Doncaster Hill and the Dandenongs; this inviting 4BR 1970s residence delivers generous family accommodation updated with modern appointments in a sought-after position moments to schools, bus, parklands and shops. Add your

Freestanding on a generous, level 595m² allotment (approx) is this charming 3BR red brick residence that presents first-home buyers with an increasingly rare owner-occupier opportunity. Tightly-held for around 60 years; this comfortably presented home invites relaxed living with exciting scope to cosmetically improve, renovate, extend or consider a two unit development (STCA). Near Burgundy Street, NMIT, schools,

Contact

Paul Carbone 0418 541 169 James Davis 0405 687 817

parks and transport.

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IVANHOE 8/86 Marshall Street

IVANHOE 2/91 Ivanhoe Parade

LOVELY LIGHT & A SIZE SURPRISE!

PERFECT PROPORTIONS, PRIZED POSITION

This fabulous apartment proves you can have plenty of space with a one bedroom layout. Situated on the

Secluded to the rear of a block of 2 is this spacious 3BR and 2 bathroom freestanding residence

first floor and orientated to the north for light-filled living. Offers entrance foyer, storage, one good sized

affording peaceful, low-upkeep living in a lovely garden setting. Featuring central heating, vacuum and

Auction:

Saturday 26th February at 1pm

Auction:

Saturday 26th February at 11am

ESR:

$320,000-$350,000

ESR:

$730,000-$790,000

Inspect:

Thu 4.30pm-5.00pm, Sat 12.30pm-1.00pm

Inspect:

Thu 6.00pm-6.30pm, Sat 10.30am-11.00am

Contact:

Stewart Oldmeadow 0412 119 277

Contact:

Helen Witchell 0413 741 158

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valet intercom; this elegant single-level home presents a wonderful lifestyle opportunity for downsizers or investors close to village shopping, aquatic centre, parkland, hospitals and trains.

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bedroom with built-in robes, bright living and dining room, large bathroom, panel heating and kitchen with a clock tower view. Features balcony plus off-street parking on title. Strolling distance to amenities.

HEIDELBERG 5/81 Rosanna Road

IVANHOE 1/94 St Elmo Road

LEAFY VIEWS & BIRDSONG - RARE COUNTRY QUIET

DESERVING OPPORTUNITY IN DESIRABLE POSITION

A peaceful slice of ´country life´ and city convenience is what you will get with this spacious 2BR unit

Charming 2BR villa unit representing an incredibly affordable opportunity! Positioned in one of Ivanhoe

tucked away in a whisper quiet rear position enjoying serene leafy outlook, seclusion and security. Large

proper´s coveted streets within walking distance to hospitals, trains, & Ivanhoe village. Enjoying private

garden surroundings (raintank), fabulous covered deck, ducted heating, air-conditioning, alarm, big open-

courtyard, parking on title, open garden surroundings, and scope to make your own mark if desired.

plan living, kitchen/meals, contemporary bathroom, LUG. Stroll to Burgundy Street shopping & transport.

Auction:

Saturday 26th February at 12pm

Auction:

ESR:

$470,000-$500,000

Saturday 26th February at 11am

ESR:

$410,000-$445,000

Inspect:

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

Inspect:

Thu 4.30pm-5.00pm, Sat 10.30am-11.00am

Contact:

Stewart Oldmeadow 0412 119 277

Contact:

John Levingston 0410 978 144

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HEIDELBERG HEIGHTS 7/23 McEwan Road

HEIDELBERG HEIGHTS 3/35 Porter Road

STYLISH LIVING WITH SUBSTANTIAL COURTYARD

SECLUDED SINGLE-LEVEL SUCCESS

A charming village-style ambience in a coveted modern block sets the scene for relaxed living and

Superb rear single-level 3BR villa unit on an exclusive garden-fringed block of 3 in a central location near

outdoor entertaining with this stylish and secure 2BR ground floor apartment. Nestled to the rear with car

Rosanna shopping, parklands, transport and schools. Opening to delightful entertainers´ courtyard garden, offering spacious living/dining, gourmet Euro kitchen, heating, split-system a/c, alarm system, tiled flooring and remote control garage with internal access.

Auction:

Saturday 26th February at 2pm

Auction:

Saturday 19th March at 12pm

ESR:

$380,000-$420,000

ESR:

$530,000-$580,000

Inspect:

Thu 3.30pm-4.00pm, Sat 1.30pm-2.00pm

Inspect:

Thu 3.30pm-4.00pm, Sat 12.00pm-12.30pm

Contact:

Helen Witchell 0413 741 158

Contact:

Sue Lacey 0412 898 202

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space, near shops, transport, and La Trobe University. Offers living room, lounge/dining to alfresco area, outstanding kitchen with s/s appliances, European laundry, central bathroom, & heating/cooling.

MACLEOD 12 Chapman Street

ROSANNA 97 Ellesmere Parade

EXCITING CORNER OPPORTUNITY!

A MERE MOMENT TO AMENITIES

A substantial north-facing rear corner allotment highlights the increasingly rare opportunity presented by

A classic 3BR family home on a huge 839m² allotment opposite Rosanna parklands and school.

this charming 2BR double-fronted home. Desirably located close to Macleod village shops, cafés, train

Meticulously-maintained with substantial rear garden includes generous living and dining areas, kitchen

station, parklands and schools; capitalize on this exciting opening offering enormous potential to develop

with stainless-steel appliances, stylish modern bathroom, laundry, evaporative cooling, ducted heating,

the block and/or retain the existing home and update (STCA). Set on 673m² of level land.

alarm, covered alfresco area and garage.

Auction:

Saturday 26th February at 12pm

Auction:

Saturday 5th March at 12pm $600,000-$640,000

ESR:

$560,000-$610,000

ESR:

Inspect:

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

Inspect:

Thu 5.15pm-5.45pm, Sat 3.00pm-3.30pm

Contact:

Helen Witchell 0413 741 158

Contact:

Greg Taylor 0409 090 611

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VIEWBANK 21 Sherlowe Crescent

VIEWBANK 11 Moran Street

A FABULOUS FAMILY DISCOVERY

MORE LIVING, MORE ENTERTAINING, MORE JOY

All of the space, the light and the enormous lifestyle appeal are revealed beyond the private north-facing

Ideally tucked away in a quiet family street, garden frames the façade of this 3BR residence revealing

garden of this wonderful 3BR open-plan family residence. A sunny elevated position on a highly sought-

generous space, and entertainer´s backyard. Features home office, evap. cooling, DGH, living, dining,

after street is a setting to secure for a discerning family that appreciates easy low-maintenance living &

fully-appointed kitchen, cellar/storage, auto irrigation and double garage. Stroll to Viewbank College.

outdoor entertaining. Ideally situated near schools, parklands, transport & shopping. Land 621m2 approx.

Auction:

Saturday 26th February at 1pm

Auction:

Saturday 5th March at 1pm

ESR:

$580,000-$630,000

ESR:

$575,000-$615,000

Inspect:

Thu 5.15pm-5.45pm, Sat 12.30pm-1.00pm

Inspect:

Thu 5.15pm-5.45pm, Sat 2.00pm-2.30pm

Contact:

John Levingston 0410 978 144

Contact:

Paul Carbone 0418 541 169

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ROSANNA 2/4 Hylton Crescent

BELLFIELD 2 Plunkett Street

SIZE SURPRISE THAT’S SECLUDED & SERENE

THE GREAT OUTDOORS!

One of only two on a large elevated garden-fringed block; you will be absolutely delighted with the dream

Most appealing 2BR home and study on a large, open garden allotment in a thriving location just a short

dimensions, contemporary comforts and outdoor oasis of this exceptional 3BR villa unit. Tastefully

walk to Ford Park, schools, hospitals and transport, and minutes to shopping villages. Set back with

updated for quality indoor-outdoor living and entertaining close to Rosanna village, train, & parklands.

broad frontage, this semi-detached home is the beginning of something special for first-home buyers and

Auction:

Saturday 26th February at 12pm

investors who can immediately appreciate the comforts while considering the possibilities.

ESR:

$550,000-$590,000

Auction:

Saturday 26th February at 11am

Inspect:

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

ESR:

$440,000-$480,000

Contact:

Brad Pearce 0409 679 414

Inspect:

Thu 4.30pm-5.00pm, Sat 10.30am-11.00am

Greg Taylor 0409 090 611

Contact:

Sue Lacey 0412 898 202

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HEIDELBERG WEST 17/459 Waterdale Road

HEIDELBERG WEST 2/69 Kolora Road

EASY LIVING IN CONVENIENT LOCALE

VERSATILE & AFFORDABLE

First-home buyers and investors will be well pleased with this most appealing 2BR villa unit offering an

Ideal corner location with a building area of 295 sqm (approx). Ideal for the owner-occupier or investor.

affordable lifestyle opportunity near parklands, transport, shops and NMIT. Opening on to established

Zoned Industrial 1. Perfect entry level to commercial real estate. Well presented throughout. Located in

garden while including courtyard garden and carport, immediately enjoy this fabulous single-level home

tightly held industrial estate. Terms: 10% deposit, balance 30/60 days.

that is meticulously presented featuring a large layout complemented by gas heating and air-conditioning. Auction:

Thursday 24th February at 1pm

ESR:

$315,000

Inspect:

Thurs 12.30pm-1.00pm

Inspect:

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

Contact:

Contact:

Peter Scott 0459 223 994

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For Sale

Dietmar Gregory 0422 402 545 Tim Mitchell 0417 339 986

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FAIRFIELD 14 Abbott Street

HEIDELBERG HEIGHTS Lot 4, 43 St Hellier Street

2 STREET FRONTAGE AND 4 LAND TITLES!

NEAR NEW RETAIL/OFFICE UNIT!

An exceptional building in both size and location. Modern foyer, reception and offices over two levels.

Situated in a leafy residential precinct with scope to utilise as a number of uses (STCA). Building area of

Container height access available to new building. Ample toilets on all levels. Basement parking for 6

60 sqm (approx). Includes full and functional kitchen, separate meeting room and full bathroom with

cars. To be sold with Vacant Possession.

shower recess. Offers good street exposure and excellent internal light with many windows. An affordable investment.

Auction:

Friday 25th February at 1pm

For Sale

Inspect:

Fri 12.30pm-1.00pm

Inspect:

Contact:

Tim Mitchell 0417 339 986

Contact:

Paul Evans 0408 144 181

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Bundoora 21 Sandhurst Crescent Quality Home in Prime Location! This superb home, quality built offers great lifestyle. Boasting large formal lounge, open kitchen with an abundance of natural light and open family meals; sliding doors lead through to large rear pergola/decking perfect for alfresco dining and entertaining, large landscaped allotment allows for further improvements if desired. 3 great size bedrooms all with BIRs, GWF with separate duct, A-con, rear shed, terracotta roof and absolute prime location with easy short stroll to Bundoora Square and trams. Immaculate presentation this home is perfect for 1st home buyers and investors alike. This one is sure to please!

Watsonia North 78 Sellars Street Modest home on large block! This modest home boasts some period ingredients with Baltic timber floors, 10ft ceilings and other ornate trimmings. Features include large central lounge, quaint dining, open kitchen, 2 large bedrooms, ducted heating and split system cooling. Large block 665m2 approx allows for possible further development (STCA). Perfectly located in sought after Watsonia Nth this home is perfect for the small developer, investor or 1st home buyer. Realise the potential here!

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INSPECT

Sat & Sun 12:00 - 12:30pm ____________________________________ David Moxon 0413 673 636

CONTACT

Danny Han 0413 569 808 ____________________________________

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Saturday 5th March at 2pm ____________________________________ PRICE GUIDE $330,000 + ____________________________________ INSPECT

Thursday 5:00 - 5:30pm

Saturday 2:00 - 2:30pm ____________________________________ CONTACT

David Moxon 0413 673 636

Michael Traikopoulos 0413657314 ____________________________________

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Bundoora 8 Alfred Court Prime Location/Large Allotment! This comfortable 3 bedroom home is perfectly positioned in court location with short stroll to Plenty Rd trams and Bundoora Square shopping precinct. Boasting 3 large bedrooms, BIRs, large formal lounge, bright open kitchen with (DW) and adjoining meals, sliding doors lead to rear patio and perfect garden setting creating idyllic ambiance for entertaining, large allotment 700m2 approx allows for possible further development (STCA). Location also offers easy access to Latrobe Uni, RMIT and ring road. Immaculate presentation, cherished and loved this home is sure to impress.

Bundoora 3 Sussex Street Instant Appeal! This impressive home offers instant appeal with impressive street facade, upon entry striking polished boards greet you, large formal lounge, large timber kitchen (DW) incorporating open meals, 3 great size bedrooms plus quality rear bungalow allows 4th bedroom or home office etc. This superb home also boasts ducted heating, rear games room or large double garage, corner spa to bathroom, full ensuite to master and brilliant location with short stroll to ´Binnak Park´ and Watsonia Nth primary. Immaculate presentation this home is sure to impress. See it!

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This Saturday at 1pm ____________________________________ INSPECT Saturday 12:30 - 1:00pm ____________________________________ David Moxon 0413 673 636

CONTACT

Lu Xiang 0433 988 997 ____________________________________

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CONTACT David Moxon 0413 673 636 ____________________________________

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Bundoora 61 Cameron Parade The Perfect Start Perfectly located in one of Bundoora´s finest pockets and only a short walk to Plenty Road trams and Bundoora Square, a fantastic opportunity awaits. Boasting three generous sized bedrooms, formal lounge, inviting kitchen adjoining family meals, rear pergola offering great entertaining options, ideal for the kids to play and perfect for alfresco dining amongst landscaped gardens on large allotment (565m2 approx). Further features include polished timber floorboards throughout, comforts of heating and cooling, bedroom ceiling fans and single carport plus garden shed in a location under constant demand and you have the perfect start for any first home buyer, family or investor. Simply see it!!!

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Thursday 6:00 - 6:30pm

Saturday 1:00 - 1:30pm ____________________________________ CONTACT Michael Traikopoulos 0413657314 ____________________________________

Bundoora 62 Linacre Drive “ARGUABLY THE BEST BLOCK IN UNIVERSITY HILL” A rare opportunity to buy in to the tightly held Stage 1 at University Hill, containing some of the best and largest blocks available in the estate. This north-facing allotment measuring 647m2 (approx) with an impressive frontage of over 18m is located on the high side of the road, opposite parklands with walking tracks and most spectacular views over the Plenty Gorge National Park... Perfectly located with a short stroll to it all - trams, magnificent shopping strip with stylish café´s and restaurants, great variety of brand name shops, RMIT, Gym, medical and childcare centres - simply walk to it all! With quick and easy access to the Western Ring Road you would be hard pressed to find a better quality lifestyle within easy reach of the CBD.

Bundoora 9467 5444 4 / 1177 Plenty Road

Saturday 5th March at 11am ____________________________________ INSPECT by appointment ____________________________________ CONTACT

Cathy Liu 0402 529 753

David Moxon 0413 673 636 ____________________________________

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Bellfield 2 McNeil Street MODERN APPEAL WITH LOADS OF POTENTIAL Whether you are a home buyer, investor or developer this property will fulfill all your checklists. Located in a sought after and appreciating area this light and bright renovated family home is ideal with spacious lounge, modern kitchen with meals area, 3 good sized bedrooms, renovated bathroom all within close proximity to all local amenities and is complete with garage, manicured gardens and on a corner block measuring 662m2 approx.

> VIEW

Sat 3.00 - 3.30pm

> AUCTION

Sat 19th March - 12.30pm

> MEL REF

31E3

> EPR

$520,000 - $570,000

> OFFICE

Ivanhoe Office 171 Upper Heidelberg Road 3079

> TEL

9499 5611

> CONTACT Christopher Macey 0411 330 311

Walter Ortner 0412 371 899

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Heidelberg Heights 3/3 Keats Street Single Level Elegance Near new is this quality built single level home providing space and all modern conveniences imaginable. Beautiful entrance foyer leads through to a open plan living and dining area overlooking an impressive kitchen with granite benchtops and stainless steel appliances including dishwasher. Down the hallway are 3 main bedrooms (all with BIRs, master with double basin ensuite), main bathroom, sep.laundry with features including private courtyard, ducted heating, single remote garage plus 2nd open carspace, all within close proximity to Austin Mercy Hospital, La Trobe Uni, Major Shopping Strips and Transportation

> VIEW

Thurs 6.00 - 6.30pm & Sat 2.00 - 2.30pm

> AUCTION

Sat 19th March - 11.00am

> MEL REF

31 H1

> EPR

$530,000 - $580,000

> OFFICE

Ivanhoe Office 171 Upper Heidelberg Road 3079

> TEL

9499 5611

> CONTACT Christopher Macey 0411 330 311

Mario Cavar 0414 764 436

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MONTMORENCY

“COMMERCIAL SUITE IN A CENTRAL LOCATION”

$350,000

This ground floor office of approximately 83 m2 will make an excellent low maintenance addition to any investment portfolio or provide an amazing opportunity to take the next step with your business and lift your corporate image. Currently it offers spacious reception area stepping into generously proportioned centre office, three interconnecting offices, plus one stand alone, a kitchen, staff lounge and plenty of parking. NB Currently leased and returning approximately $16,000 per annum OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY CONTACT: GRAEME OLDFIELD 0439 312 080 EMAIL: sales@davidmcfarlane.com.au

WARRANDYTE 72-88 Johansons Road

DIAMOND CREEK 27 Collins Street

“AMAZING RENTAL RETURN”

$500,000 plus

This much loved family home on a wide, deep allotment of around 800m2 (approx) and mere moments from the centre of Diamond Creek comes with the bonus of a self contained, one bedroom flat. Perfect for the in laws, teenagers or even rental income it has the flexibility to be easily incorporated in with the main house which offers three double bedrooms, living room and meals area over looked by kitchen to deliver a very substantial home. AUCTION: SATURDAY 26TH FEBRUARY AT 11:00 AM OPEN: THURSDAY 5:00-5:30 PM & HALF AN HOUR PRIOR TO AUCTION CONTACT: BRENDA THORNEYCROFT 0418 396 495 4 2 2 4 EMAIL: brenda_thorneycroft@a1.com.au

“YOU’VE EARNED IT-ENJOY IT” “VENDORS HAVE PURCHASED”

Expression of interest by Tuesday 22nd March at 5pm if not sold before

An opportunity exists here to purchase a top executive residence on approx 18 acres of first class land offering a privileged lifestyle for those wanting horses, a game of tennis, a luxury home and lots of space. Within easy commuting distance to the CBD this stunning home boasts 3 zoned living areas, 5 bedrooms, hostess kitchen, excellent bathrooms, sweeping verandas etc. Outbuildings include 2 bedroom self contained in law accommodation, 2 separate home offices, 10 car lock up garage, stables, extensive shedding, flood lit menage, tennis court and spa. Includes mains water, dam, water and shelter to each paddock etc etc. Our vendor’s instructions are to SELL!!!! Ring today and arrange your inspection. OPEN: THURSDAY 5.00-5.30PM & SATURDAY 2.00-2.30PM CONTACT: DAVID McFARLANE 0418 319 831 5 1 4 4 10 EMAIL: david_mcfarlane@a1.com.au

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Wilson Partners

Who Sold it?®

BROADFORD - 590 Steeles Road Spanish Style

•4 bedroom, 3 bathroom homestead set on 114 acres •"Spanish Mission Revival" styling & design •Separate guest quarters or office/gym with ensuite •Chef's kitchen with BOSCH appliances and granite bench-tops •Multiple indoor/outdoor living zones with spectacular views •Elegant imported finishes include sandstone floors, Italian marble and granite •Breakfast with 50 km views! •Siesta in the shade overlooking the orchard

Wallan 5783 2233 7/79 High Street, Wallan Vic. 3756

•Dinner - your own vegies picked fresh •Gardens - fit for a Royal visit - the roses a collection to be envied •5 dams, 30,000 gallons of tank water •Green! - solar power (feeding back to mains) solar hot water grey water recycling 5 FOR SALE View Office Contact

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Offers invited around $1.1 million By Appointment 5783 2233 Brett McDonald 0409 586 136

Kilmore 5781 1999 1/33-35 Sydney Street, Kilmore Vic. 3764

Broadford 5784 3555 69 High Street, Broadford Vic. 3658

www.wilsonpartners.com.au


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