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has struggled, as so many of us do, to live in the moment. As in, stop making plans for next week or next year, just live right now. She read Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of Now, which she says helped. And she does regular meditation sessions. It’s been a slow journey, but she thinks she has found some sort of calm amid the upheaval of dealing with her husband Jim’s illness. “If my mates were to read this they’d say ‘You’re so hard on yourself’ but I (used to be) quite childish in some ways,” Stynes says. “What dawned on me was I was always ‘I can stand on my own two feet, I’m independent, I studied feminism, rah rah rah …’ But then when it smacked me in the face ‘You may be alone if Jim doesn’t come out the other end’ it scared the shit out of me. Now I think I can cope. I’m not saying it would be easy, I just think I’ve grown up a lot and I appreciate things that I (once) probably would have taken for granted. “I used to spend a fair bit of time … it’s a fairly common discourse for mums to sit round complaining (that) their husband said this or did this or my kid won’t do this, nah nah nah, I’ve got to go to the school play … And I know a lot of it is not really meant, it’s just how we all get by. Now, I wouldn’t waste a breath on any of those conversations because I appreciate all those moments.” We’re talking in a café on Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, near where the Stynes live, and it’s a chance to meet the woman who has handled with such grace and dignity her husband’s very public battle with cancer. She’s down-to-earth, matter-of-fact, breezy and refuses to sugar coat the trauma the Stynes family has gone through since she noticed a large lump on Jim’s neck two years ago and suggested he get it checked out. The diagnosis of cancer in June 2009 changed the family’s life. Jim stepped down as president of the Melbourne Football Club and went into endless rounds of tests and treatment; Sam held the home life together, making sure their children Matisse, now 9, and Tiernan, now 5, were OK. “Ups and downs,” she says of how she’s coped. “I’ve definitely had moments. I’ve got a really dear friend who once said to me ‘Sam, I’m happy to put my hand down and help you out of that well, but I can’t get in there with you because it’s no good for anyone’. “I just keep trudging along. Life goes on. I just deal with it day to day. It’s very hard to plan anything. That’s been tough. That goes for anything, from catching up with a friend to a holiday. One day you get a test result and it’s surgery in two days time. It’s like – OK. I might think I’m going to go to the movies with my girlfriends one night and then I have take Jim to the emergency ward. That sort of thing happens all the time. “My dad died of prostate cancer after six years with it. Going through what I’m going through now, I don’t think I had any understanding of what he and his wife at the time were going through, even as his daughter. You’ve sort of got to be in it (to understand it). “He was given quite a short life expectancy and he battled on for six years. (He died aged 61). I’ve done it in a similar way once before.” Does Stynes feel stronger than she thought and was she surprised by this? “Now I’m surprised by it. Looking back, a lot of it was a blur, it’s like your world is sometimes closing in on you. Now I feel I’m coming out of that a bit, able to cope and keep going. I mean, what choice does anyone have? Life goes on. My immediate family have been just fantastic. Our friends have been amazing. Our business partners. The football club. Reach Foundation. I think the people in our lives is testament to the type of person Jim is.” Stynes copes with awkwardness about the topic of cancer with humour. “I use humour a lot and I think it breaks the ice. Don McLardy (vice-president) and his 6 The weekly review \ March 30, 2011

wife, Clare, were outside the hospital room and I walked up. They were both really worried. And I was halfway down the corridor and I said ‘Oh my God, he’s not dead is he?’ And they were horrified. Don said ‘Sam, your sense of humour needs some work’. A really close friend of mine, Trisha Broadbridge (whose husband Troy died in the south-east Asian tsunami in 2004), she was like that and I’d say ‘Trisha, you cannot say things like that, people won’t understand it’, but now I find I’m like that and I do it a lot. In some ways it makes people feel uncomfortable, in other ways it breaks the ice.” Do they get sick of being asked about it? “Not really. I probably feel I’m always droning on about it. It must be horrible to listen to because there’s always the new chapter to the story.” Sam Stynes was born in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, and her family moved to Melbourne when she was two. Her early years were spent in Glen Waverley and Wheelers Hill. Her parents divorced when Stynes was 15 and she lived at her father’s house in Mount Macedon, where there was a vineyard and horses, and at her mother’s in St Kilda. “I had the best of both worlds – city and country life,” she says. She went to Wesley College in Prahran. “I was an introverted sort of kid. I ran with the popular wolves.” But as well as being in the cool set at school, she also had a passion for the more insular world of horse-riding. “I spent every second weekend with dad, so instead of going to the parties (in Melbourne) I went up there and rode the horses and pottered around the farm.” Stynes said her parents’ separation was difficult. “Those were the years when (I was) doing VCE and things … I did find the travelling hard, packing bags to and from Mount Macedon to St Kilda … It was hard at the time. Then I watched them get on with their lives and be really happy, and they eventually both settled down with somebody else.”

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fter school she studied teaching and visual arts. “My dad was of that generation that ‘You won’t make it as an artist, you should have a back-up degree’. She made some extra money waitressing in cafés in Acland Street. “I got into and enjoyed the whole St Kida lifestyle – lots of arty people, creative people.” She taught at a primary school in Lower Plenty before moving to a school in North Carlton where there were many children from the Neill Street Housing Commission flats. “I loved that job,” she says of the Carlton primary. “ Lower Plenty was good to learn about teaching but it wasn’t very eclectic. By the time I got to Neil Street I loved those kids, migrant kids (many from) Africa.” She met Jim Stynes when he was still playing football for the Demons, a big Irish ruckman with an amazing

Side by side in 2009: Jim Stynes with wife Sam (left) as he announced that he would be taking a break from Melbourne Football Club to receive cancer treatment. (Mark DaDSwell / Getty IMaGeS)

Scary journey: Sam Stynes never ceases to be amazed at the courage of her husband Jim and their children Matisse and tiernan during the twists and turns of Jim’s illness. (JuleS tahan)

capacity to play through injury and who won the Brownlow Medal in 1987 for the fairest and best in the AFL. Stynes is one of football’s greatest stories. She was a long way from embracing the football culture. “The first game I ever watched him play he (had) asked me to go along and I asked my older brother to come and (Jim) said ‘Meet me at the change room door’. This was in the day when girlfriends waited outside the change room door. So I stood out there for 15, 20 minutes and found it such a bad … I thought ‘I’m not going to stand here and wait for this guy at a change room door’. I found it belittling and I went home. “It was at the time that I was studying all those poststructuralist feminist subjects so I (had) all these ideals and beliefs. I didn’t embrace football when Jim played. It’s only in more recent times that I’ve thought ‘If you can’t beat it, join it’. So now I really


with her husband Jim saying he is “almost free” of cancer, Sam Stynes has had to summon courage and sometimes dark humour to deal with it. PeTer wILMoTh spoke with her before the recent good news. moved on when work and family got too much. “I don’t really like working with Jim and being at home with him as well.” She had a women’s apparel business for a couple of years before offering freelance articles, mainly “human-interest stories”, to the Sunday Herald Sun. She then for several years helped Jim with a childcare business, Pacific Early Learning, of which Jim is a director. “I run art sessions, advertising, marketing, colors for new centres, anything that’s creative.” The journey has been scary at times. “It’s been tough. It’s exhausting. I’ve learnt to make the most of the good times. It’s hard work every day, whether Jim’s having treatment, which is ongoing. There’s never a time when there’s not some treatment happening. “The kids have been doing quite well. Cracks started to appear at the end of last year, a combination of the end of the year, being tired, and the longevity of the journey. They’re kids. It’s like ‘When’s this going to end?’ For kids, it’s as simple as ‘Is dad going to live or is dad going to die? When’s the cancer going to go away? When are you going to be better, daddy?’ We made a decision last year that we’d need to pull him right back from the public as much as we can. Certain things might be said at school, quite innocently sometimes, but it can be quite upsetting. To protect them a little bit from it.”

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enjoy the football, all aspects of the game, the social side, that you’re in a club and a community. From my take (Jim) was one of the good guys. Of his peers at the time, it was Garry Lyon and Todd Viney. I always felt treated with the utmost respect in that scene.” She married Stynes in 2000 and left her teaching position when she became pregnant with Matisse. “When I got married and we had children I hadn’t really sorted out what I was doing,” she says. “It was just sort of what you did. So when we had our first baby, Jim dropped me home from the hospital and went off to work and I had this little… it started to dawn on me quite quickly. I didn’t realise how much it changes your life having kids. It was like putting your life in a jar and shaking it up.” Stynes is very honest about parenting Matisse and Tiernan. She wrote in the Herald Sun last May:

“Even today my role as a mum often sees me yelling at my eight-year-old daughter, Matisse, and my five-year-old son, Tiernan, to stop fighting in the back seat of the car, begrudgingly getting their bags packed for school every morning so they are on time, ranting and raving that I am not the family’s slave as I slam the washing machine door shut, and having to control my road rage on Fitzroy Street on the way to school for an 8.15am drop. At times Matisse thinks I am the meanest mum around and has asked me, ‘Do you even like being a mum, ’cause it seems like you hate it?’ ” Stynes completed a masters of education, with her thesis on the work done by Reach, which Jim had established in 1994, “to try and get some academic framework on what they do in there”. For several years she worked as an education consultant for Reach but

he has admired how well the kids have coped. “Amazing. Our five-year-old, he’s still quite small. How he makes sense of it, I’m not sure. With Matisse it’s been more difficult because she’s that little bit older. She may hear snippets of conversations or phone calls and go away and make up her own understanding. We just try and stay open with it.” Is she amazed at how well Jim has coped? “In 18 months he’s never had reactions that I would assume he should have. He’s never had a tantrum or started screaming or crying or ‘Why me?’ He’s been grumpy at different times through pain and certain drugs he’s had to take, but even so he recognises that and continues to work on it. It actually astounds me, really … “There’s been times I’ve wanted to shake him and say ‘Aren’t you cross?’ I think Jim thinks that this is some sort of great life experience he’s getting to have. “In the early days when he was diagnosed, he said ‘Look, if it ends up being my time, it’s my time’. He’s had an amazing life, he believes, a blessed life, and he’s loved every minute of it. He’s got a good attitude.” But of course there is fear. “Completely. When you plan out your life and you think … things are always going to come in and surprise you along the way, but when something really serious comes in – we have no control now. It’s in the hands of the doctors and treatment and fate and possibly a miracle.” But, I say, no one has control. “But we think we do,” she says. “We feel we do. And it feels good.” Stynes enjoys St Kilda. “I love it here. It’s eclectic. I love Norm, who lives in the boarding house round the corner. It sounds clichéd and stupid but there are a lot of real people.” She would like to write a book. “That’s my ultimate dream. My friend teases me – you think too much, you over-analyse. Stop thinking. Live in the now.” \ pwilmoth@theweeklyreview.com.au

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similarity to a burger lounge in California. They also score top marks for choosing and training their staff. The wait staff are not like the surly teenagers you often meet in these places. They are just nice young kids with a smile who can answer questions about the food. It’s called product knowledge, and they certainly have plenty of it. \

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Fresh feast: Gerry and Flora Mustafa own and run The Burger Lounge in Eltham. (DarrIan Traynor)

verdict The Burger Lounge is an impressive

new eating house in Eltham’s main shopping strip. It specialises in handmade burgers using prime certified organic beef served with sourdough panini from La Madre artisan bakers. For the calorieconscious, burgers are available in lettuce cups. Freerange chicken, lamb, fish and vegetarian burgers and chevaps (skinless beef sausages) are also on the menu, along with a large range of extras and relishes. Gourmet salads change daily. House-made Albanian doughnuts (petoulas) come with various toppings. Beverages include fruit slushies, milkshakes, coffee, tea and soft drinks. Ideal for lunches, a quick snack, takeaway or coffee and people-watching.

eat this The Burger Lounge \ 902 Main Road, Eltham Phone \ 9431 4500 Head chef \ Flora Mustafa Prices \ Burgers: $9-$12.50; Kids’ mini burgers: $7.90; Drinks: $3.50-$6; Desserts: $4.50-$18

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« A mixed salad of beans, pumpkin and honeyed walnuts

From its funky wallpaper and aged mirrors to its banquettes and communal table with plush round stools, The Burger Lounge is elegant and welcoming. Bi-fold doors open to the street, where five tables are shaded by black umbrellas. People eating alone are well-catered for at the communal table or the marble bar that overlooks the street. The counter, laden with Italian bonbons and biscuits, resembles the fit-out of a trendy café south of the river. March 30, 2011 \ The weekly review 9


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DECANTER\ BEN THOMAS IS AN ORANGE FAN a fan as anyone of a I’M AS BIG  bit of good-natured Melbourne-Sydney rivalry, but the Harbour City put on a good show earlier this month with the power one-two of my brother-in-law Daniel’s wedding plus the Sydney Cellar Door. I won’t go into details of the wedding, other than to say what a good job the happy couple did of showing us their adopted city, how much wine the two combined families managed to consume, and that I was surprised and impressed by the quality of the wines served at the reception. Feeling somewhat worse for wear the next morning, I sped into the city to where the cream of NSW’s winemaking talent was pouring its wines in the one spot. I had hoped to meet a few winemakers that I’d

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only ever spoken with over the phone and to try a few wines from regions that we don’t hear too much about in Melbourne. There has been a bit of hype about the remote, coolclimate Orange region in wine-industry circles lately – especially its chardonnay – so I made a beeline for their stands. And here they all were, in one area of the park in the middle of Sydney with winemakers ready, and most certainly able, to talk for hours about their wines and why Orange can produce top-level chardonnay. It’s well known that you only have to mention the word chardonnay for my ears to prick up, and as I tasted and talked my way around the stands, one thing became clear – we should believe the hype. Wine after wine showed classic cool-climate chardonnay characters – white stonefruit, cantaloupe,

lemon and grapefruit – and the best of them showed that the flavours could handle a bit of oak. They were pretty good value, too. It’s always hard to get a good handle on a wine’s charms at a big tasting, especially when you’re chatting away, so I was onto my contact who works promoting Orange wines the following day asking for samples of a few of the region’s chards. Orange is an interesting wine region. Part of the NSW Central Tablelands, it’s a four-hour drive west of Sydney and its grapes are grown at high altitude in the shadow of Mount Canobolas – an extinct volcano – and are able to build complex flavours as they ripen slowly. Grapes were first grown in Orange in the 1880s when the railway to Sydney arrived, but these were table grapes. It wasn’t until the early 1980s that vineyards were planted and winemaking got serious in Orange. Orange might be in the middle of hot NSW, but it’s a cool-climate wine region. There are two types of cool climates when it comes to growing wine grapes: latidudinal and altitudinal. Regions such as the Yarra Valley and Tasmania are cool because their southerly latitude has fairly cool summers, and then there are those such as Orange and the King Valley that have an altitude that provides cool days and nights throughout the growing season. In fact, to be classified as a wine from Orange, the vineyard must be at least 600 metres above sea level. The highest grapes in the region are grown at a lofty altitude of 1050 metres. While fewer than half of Orange’s vineyards are planted with white grape varieties, the majority is chardonnay. Keep an eye out for Orange sauvignon blanc – they’re doing a great job with that, too. \

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taste this Brangayne of Orange Isolde Reserve Chardonnay 2009 (Orange) $30; 14% ★★★★

Brangayne is named after the character who prepares the love potion for Isolde in Wagner’s opera Tristan and Isolde. This is easy to fall in love with. It’s all citrus, white stonefruits, cantaloupe, apple, cashews and hint of fine French oak on the nose, with these flavours replicated on the palate. It’s well balanced, with nice texture and a bright line of citrus acid that drives on the flavoursome finish. Food match \ Salmon fishcakes

Ross Hill Chardonnay 2009

Printhie MCC Collection Chardonnay 2009

Philip Shaw No.11 Chardonnay 2009

Grown at an altitude of 750 metres, this was whole-bunch fermented using wild yeasts. It’s the sort of wine you just want to keep sniffing, with its bouquet of nectarine, cantaloupe, quince, nuts and buttered toast. With flavours of white stonefruits, melon and cashews, there is quality, well-integrated oak that adds to the wine’s complexity. It’s relatively soft on the palate but is well-structured and has a nice creamy texture. Flavours build and build on the lovely finish. Best not spend too long sniffing after all.

Printhie is one of Orange’s leading wineries and its standard chardonnay is good value at nearly half the price of this. Its elegant, complex aromas of white peach, cantaloupe rind, almond meal and spicy oak also have a faint hint of exotic tropical fruits. On the palate, delicious lemon, grapefruit, mineral, nuts and stonefruit flavours are balanced nicely with a taut cool-climate structure, creamy texture and a persistent nuts-and-minerals finish.

From one of Australia’s highest vineyards – at 900 metres above sea level and planted in the late ’80s – comes this lovely, effortless wine. Layered, complex aromas of cantaloupe, white stonefruit, earth, nuts, spicy French oak and minerals set the tone for this wonderful chardonnay. Clean, crisp flavours of white peach, grapefruit and mealy notes lead on to a lovely soft texture. Bright acid balances the wine out well and a lingering finish really impresses.

(Orange) $30; 13.5% ★★★★ ½

(Orange) $35; 13.5% ★★★★

(Orange) $35; 13% ★★★★ ½

Food match \ Pumpkin risotto Food match \ Pork terrine

Food match \ Fish pie

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4★ Really good 3★ Good 2★ OK ★ Not worth it

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Mayfield Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2009 (Orange) $26; 12.5% ★★★★ I really liked the mineral style of this, but it took a day to reveal all its charms. Decant the wine into a jug and then back into the bottle to help it open up. This smells and tastes of citrus, melon rind, Granny Smith apples, slate, minerals and nuts. This complexity, matched with dry, chalky acid and a nice texture makes, it a pretty good drop at a nice price. Food match \ Grilled whiting March 30, 2011 \ The weekly review 11


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for thought food security is the “new black mini-dress” in the mix of charity organisations, according to Katy Barfield, executive director of SecondBite. Its principal goal, in one word? Extinction, writes AndrEw McutchEn.

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Dedicated: SecondBite executive director Katy Barfield. Helping hand: Driver Mark Patten (middle row, right) prepares a load for delivery to the hostels. Appreciative: Pig farmer Robert Thoolan and son (middle row, far right) wait to load. Waiting for a delivery: Candice Montgomery, left, and Heather Shaw (bottom row, right) at William T. Onus Hostel. Happy: Chef Stevie Coello (bottom row, far right) is pleased with the quality of the food. (jaRROD BaRneS)

econdBite does more than just aim to collect surplus food and supply it to Australia’s most vulnerable and marginalised. Its mission is also to provide that food in the form of fresh and nutritious raw ingredients, suitable for a whole range of meals, depending on the recipient’s culture or cooking ability. “Our immediate point of difference as a food-security organisation is that we’ve only ever focused on the raw ingredients,” says charismatic executive director Katy Barfield. “We’ve given people and agencies the dignity to make the meals that they want to create, that are culturally appropriate for their clients as opposed to saying, ‘This is what you’re eating’. Empowering the community to cook together and eat together is a part of our mission, I think that that’s very powerful. There’s a social-inclusion value that comes from eating a meal together and the preparation that goes into it.” Much like any other corporate venture, Barfield is intent on avoiding duplication with other players in the space. The efforts to hone a point of difference are just as critical for not-for-profit organisations, as in many cases they are competing for the same grants and aiming to serve the same clients. From SecondBite’s humble beginnings in 2005, when founders Simone and Ian Carson would collect surplus fruit and vegetables from Prahran Market and then drop it at local charities themselves from the boot of their car, the focus has remained fixedly on fresh, raw ingredients. “We haven’t changed; we haven’t started cooking like FareShare (previously One Umbrella) or storing loads of non-perishables like the VicRelief Foodbank. I’m really anti-duplication in this space. I think there are limited funds and we’re all trying to serve the same end. You’re trying to help people get access to healthy, nutritious food. We’ve got much more power by doing that together in this space than if we compete with each other.” The “light-bulb moment” for British citizen Barfield, who joined the fledgling organisation four years ago after establishing popular bar Bar Humbug in the city and before that completing a long stint in event management for Children in Crisis in Britain, came when she discovered the quality and quantity of the food being ploughed into landfill by large supermarket chains. “Originally it was just me being appalled at the amount of fantastic-quality fresh food that was going to

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waste and the amount of people that couldn’t afford to put food on the table,” says Barfield, who admits a “flair” for raising money and awareness. “I found that abhorrent, really; it’s just crazy. That’s how it started and then it’s developed because now it’s about looking at how we need to help people before they actually access those other community food programs; what we can do as an organisation to really bring about that kind of systemic change.” Falling under the umbrella term of “food security”, which refers to the availability of food and a person’s access to it, SecondBite operates out of a nondescript warehouse in a Kensington business park and delivers daily to more than 50 agencies around Melbourne. “Food security is the new black mini-dress in a way, which is fine because it means there’s more focus going on it,” Barfield says. Recently she’s had prime spots on mainstream current-affairs programs such as A Current Affair. “We talk as much as possible with FareShare and the VicRelief Foodbank in particular to ensure we support the working relationship, and it works well.” On site at SecondBite there is a small cold store, salvaged from a supermarket and repaired, one floor of offices furnished with chairs and desks that had been headed for landfill and a donated forklift as well as several donated delivery vans. Many of the day-to-day roles within the company are filled by volunteers (to join its ranks, visit www.secondbite.org.au) but there is a core team of drivers and workers alongside Barfield and her skeleton office staff to ensure that all food received at SecondBite is sorted, stored and then delivered. Any spoilage is binned and picked up by pig farmers such as Robert Thoolan, who drive many kilometres to take home upwards of eight tonnes of nutritious animal feed a week.

SecondBite FirSt to Help Victorian Flood VictimS SecondBite’s developing regional network – where its Community Connect program is matching food donors with people in need – means that when natural disasters strike, the organisation is ready and able to meet increased demand for services. After the recent floods in parts of country Victoria, SecondBite was able to provide much-needed emergency food to a major relief centre in Calivil. “SecondBite is rallying its food donors to provide food for flood-affected Victorians,” Barfield said, in a follow up email to this interview. “In partnership with the Australian Red Cross and VRFB, SecondBite is collecting food throughout Melbourne and surrounding districts and distributing it by van to a relief centre in Calivil. The food distributed includes fresh fruit, vegetables and salads, non-perishables and ready-to-eat meals, bearing in mind that some areas have limited ability to reheat meals.”

“The pigs love it,” Thoolan says. “I used to feed them pellets, but that’d be like eatin’ corn flakes every day. Boring!” Food security may be in fashion but, unlike a black mini or skinny jeans, it’s unlikely to be out of vogue, or out of people’s minds in a year from now. While Barfield quips that the goal of SecondBite is its own extinction – “because if we’re not here, then there’s no food being wasted and there’s no people going hungry” – she has her mind on more realistic obstacles in the meantime. While there are “no policy roadblocks” in the way of the redistribution of discarded food, especially with the introduction of the recent Good Samaritan Act across the country (and an amendment to the Civil Liability Act in Tasmania) that allows people to donate food safe for human consumption free from common-law liability, there is an ongoing issue of low awareness of SecondBite’s mission in the food industry.

SecondBite has delivered 62,659kgs of food so far this year

“A big challenge for us is letting the larger food donors know about us,” Barfield says. “We need to access the growers because we know that about half of the waste, and that’s 3.2 million tonnes per year, is happening at that point in the food production process. And this food is often rejected by the major food retailers because it’s imperfect. Imperfection can be anything from wrong labelling to pink ladies that aren’t pink enough or bananas that are too small. Rather than find another outlet, it’s actually cheaper for the farmer to plough it back in or get rid of it. That’s really what we need to target. “We’d like to see food redistribution embedded into local government policy,” Barfield continues, passion colouring her voice. “There are policy improvements that could be made; it’s not currently actively encouraged. If businesses and grocers etcetera and independent retailers were given the opportunity to – and educated about how to – donate their food, I believe more people would.” \

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» This week, Premier Ted Baillieu will launch a report by SecondBite, Food Rescue – A Fresh Approach, that exposes how food insecurity is a hidden problem affecting a surprisingly large number of Australians. The report provides an insight into the social and nutritional outcomes of the work undertaken by SecondBite and other charities operating community food programs. It also highlights the plight of marginalised and vulnerable people in their daily challenge to gain access to nutritious food. » For more information and the full findings of the report, go to www.secondbite.org.au

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R E V IE W Phyt’s Crème Corps Nourrissante (200ml, $75)

This French brand has a complete and extensive skin-care range and is used and promoted by the world’s most exclusive spas. The range is certified organic but, most importantly, it delivers excellent results. This body cream is thick and best suited to those who have dry skin and want something not only to combat the dryness but also keep their skin supple. Go buy.

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Kiehl’s Crème de Corps (250ml, $52) is an institution.

Clinique Deep Comfort Body Lotion (400ml, $52) is my current

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This is what word of mouth can do for a product. The New York outlet cannot keep enough stock of this luxurious body moisturiser. It is a bit thick but it goes on ever so beautifully. People who have tried it swear by it and say their skin has never looked better. Squalane, a rich antioxidant, is what makes this such a hit.

favourite. Do not be deceived by its gel-cream texture, this moisturiser is a hard worker. It goes on smoothly and stays put, making skin immediately smooth. Dry skin will never know what hit it. In a week the skin will feel smooth, supple and silky, or at least mine did. The pump pack delivers the right amount for each limb. A must-have.

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Booty Parlor Flirty Little Secret Firming Cream with pheromones (178ml, $39.95) landed on my table a few weeks ago. The cream has Tritisol XM, a wheat protein that produces an immediate tightening appearance on the skin, UGL Complex, an ingredient that polishes the skin, and pheromones. I took an immediate shine to the product because of the fragrance and how it went on the skin. It passed with flying colours but the ingredients piqued my curiosity. Anything to attract anyone is good, right? Well, the right, sane person, that is.

Dr Hauschka Lemon Body Moisturiser (145ml, $54)

is my beauty-cupboard staple. I am obsessed with this product, mainly for its lightness, how effective it is on dry skin and the wonderful lemon scent. Dr Hauschka’s products are sustainably produced, often using ingredients that are organically farmed by the company or sourced from small biodynamic farms. The brand has an extensive range and it is dedicated in nurturing a better and more holistic environment. For me it is simple; if I could bathe in this moisturiser, I would merrily do so.

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really knows when lotions were first used to moisturise the face and NO ONE  body but the earliest documentation of a commercial cream can be traced to second-century Greece – Galen, a celebrated physician, developed a salve by mixing grease, perfume and water. This basic recipe is still used today. Body creams, lotions, salves, butters or whatever you want to call them, serve one very big purpose – to lock in moisture. Our largest organ – the skin – loses about a cup of water a day before it’s exposed to “suckers” such as air-conditioning, heating and hot water. When skin is regularly subjected to these rigorous “workouts”, it can dry out faster than normal, especially the legs and arms, as they generally have lower concentrations of oil glands compared to the face. What you need to look for in a body moisturiser is something that is quick to absorb, pleasant smelling so that it will not overpower your perfume and strong enough to target dry spots such as elbows and knees. My tip is use your creams as soon as you step out of the shower – pat your skin with a towel, leaving a thin film of water – that way you will only have to use a tiny bit of product and it goes on better. There are great economical brands such as Palmer’s, Dove, Neutrogena and Nivea, but I would like to introduce you to a batch of body creams that not only do the job terrifically, but are also beauty-insider “secrets”. \

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Origins Ginger Soufflé Whipped Body Cream (200ml, $55) When I

first tried this eons ago, it was love at first touch. The aroma is what got me addicted; a spicy sweet scent that I discovered is a great compliment to many fragrances. It is like handling a tub of whipped cream. It is a tad sticky at first but once on the skin you forget everything. Skin becomes soft and smooth, but keep in mind a little goes a long way and be prepared to be hooked on the aroma.

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Estee Lauder Wild Violet Pure Colour Collection $38-$85

Beauty insiders swear by this brand of foundations. They’re light to touch but give a fairly good coverage – beautifully easing over minor imperfections and evening out skin tone like no other. It is a winner for me because of the selection of colours: the shades cover the whole gamut of skin tones. Darker skin tones also need not worry about looking “grey” or “ashy” with this foundation.

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I confess I am a sucker for the colour purple – there is something about it that just makes me go weak at the knees. No doubt this is a spring colour release for Estee Lauder for the northern hemisphere. But it sits pretty well for our cooler season. The eyeshadow palette and nail polish is my pick of the bunch. To play down the eyes, use the deep violet softly just along the lash line; to intensify it, add the colour all over from lash line to just below the socket and line heavily with a dark-purple or black pencil. » www.esteelauder.com.au


Rising design star Dhini Pararajasingham looks to exotic, faraway lands, writes JANE ROCCA.

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Exotic, faraway and original

Two to watch: Dhini’s beige embroidered asymmetric sleeve top has been teamed with a side-rusched skirt (left); a black sleeveless embroidered batwing dress and embroidered leggings (far left). (SUPPLIED)

here are no hard and fast rules when it comes to fashion; in fact, ask any designer what inspires their collection from one season to the next and chances are their ideas come from the simplest of gestures stumbled across in everyday life. For Melbourne designer Dhini Pararajasingham, it was all about the exotic costume from a faraway place that got her thinking about a theme for her autumn/winter 2011 collection. Titled Uzbek, the glamorous collection might nod to all things 1980s with its pointed shoulders and baggy pants, but there’s a more traditional birthplace that her idea came from. Inspired by the traditional Uzbek costume, the motif can be found in dresses and pants for a touch of something exotic, faraway and yes, certainly original. While the emphasis is on a motif that conjures all things traditional, Pararajasingham’s collection is anything but simple or conformist. It’s edgy, dramatic and is reinterpreted with a gusty yet feminine core. Fresh from showing her collection at this year’s L’Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival, through her label Dhini, the young starlet is certainly turning heads with her stretched leather-look cut-out dresses and pants and shiny gold zip range (from Switzerland, we hear) that brings a playful tone to her tailoring. It was an exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria that provided the source of inspiration for Uzbek, Pararajasingham telling Daily Gloss: “Embroidery from the costumes, and in particular amulet motifs which decorated these costumes, were reinterpreted and formed the print as well as the embroidery in this collection.” Located in central Asia, Uzbekistan sits just north of Afghanistan and Turkmenistan and gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. With a population of about 28 million, the country is big on traditional costume. In fact, in this part of the world, embroidered textiles are a huge part of every day life. Pararajasingham was drawn to this region’s exotic mannerisms and applied it to her fashion world, which only adds to the intrigue of her label. One can’t help but fall in love with her delicate embroidery that finds its way onto necklines, down the arms of dress seams and the abundance of silk-draped pants and sheer, finely spun kimono blouses. Pararajasingham’s Uzbek collection is focused on the harem pant, fluid jackets and the contrast of sheer and opaque runs throughout the range. Pararajasingham studied fashion in Japan and Melbourne and launched her label Dhini at London Fashion Week in 2005. She has since premiered her collections in Australia and has often been described as the next big thing to watch. She says her inspiration can come from architecture, a movement in art or music. At last year’s Rosemount Australian Fashion Week, Dhini was critically acclaimed for its spring/summer ’10-’11 collection, which takes its theme from India’s Mughal period. The young designer went to India to explore the Mughal style in buildings such as the Taj Mahal, Qutub Minar and Humayun’s Tomb. For winter 2011, Dhini is all about body-con (short for body conscious) dresses with asymmetrical sleeves that are delicately decorated with embroidery that appears to float on the fabric. The Uzbek collection is certainly one to look out for. We love Dhini’s prophetic approach to fashion, one that explores beyond the self and embarks on a new world order by trekking back in time. She has dressed everyone from Kelly Osbourne, Tina Arena and Kate Miller-Heidke to Ruby Rose, who no doubt love her use of silk and wool. This season, Dhini is keen on a techno fabric — it’s a super-fine imitation leather with stretch and we know it’ll have plenty of bite this winter. \ janerocca@mac.com

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Leotards, sequins and tap shoes return to Melbourne this week for the farewell tour of Riverdance. FRANCESCA CARTER catches up with Melbourne-born Liam Ayres, graceful on stage and gracious in conversation.

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ehind the stage it’s empty. Dancers wait nervously in the wings. Girls fiddle with their hair extensions, the lead dancer binds microphones to his shoes. Lights down. The curtain rises and 20 shadows, silhouetted against a moonlit backdrop, emerge from smoke. In a staggered line, each of the dancers rolls their head. Quickly they spin around, staring intently ahead. Arms glued to their sides. With the introduction of the Irish fiddle, a synchronised step to the right begins Riverdance – an internationally acclaimed two-hour performance that has changed little since its opening night in Dublin in 1995. While it looks corny, this tightly choreographed performance has secured a place in showbiz history. Created by composer Bill Whelan, producer Moya Doherty and director John McColgan, Riverdance has played more then 10,000 performances in 40 countries. The estimated live audience tops 22 million. Figures in the television version escalated to 2 billion and it has grossed an estimated $1.6 billion. Irish dancer Liam Ayres, now 26, was just 10 years old when he first saw Riverdance. His aunt, Christine Ayres, a professional dancer herself, brought over a video version and the whole family watched it in the living room. Ayres, who had been studying Irish dance since he was five, was enthralled. “I remember watching it and I knew that this is all I wanted to do,” he says. “To see this line of dancers doing something we usually do, but in such a different capacity, was amazing. It made me want to continue Irish dancing to aspire to get into the show.” It’s a beautiful Perth morning on the day that we meet and although it’s only nine o’clock, the sun is strong. Ayres appears nonchalant about the heat – he is relaxed, comfortable. “We just came from touring in South Africa, and that was hot,” he says. “It was such an amazing experience

because the show had never been there before. It was like being back in the original times of show, when we were performing in front of audiences who had never seen it before.” Wearing black jeans and a tight-fitting T-shirt, Ayres has the basic frame of what people go to the gym for – a trim torso and muscular arms. He attributes his physique not to genetics but rather to a rigorous dance program of eight performances a week plus rehearsals and gym sessions. “That is one of the best things about Irish dancing, it keeps you in really good shape,” says Ayres. “You often come back from a break and you’re on stage and you think ‘I can’t get through this’. But after a couple of days you build up your fitness, and the best part is you don’t even know it’s happening.” Ayres has been an esteemed member of the Riverdance company for seven years. For Irish dancers, being welcomed into the Riverdance fold is the pinnacle of their career. While many dancers are scouted, others have to endure a laborious process of sending off videos and awaiting phone calls. “I never actually auditioned for Riverdance. Or at least I didn’t know I was,” he says. “At the time, I was performing for a show called Dance of Desire in Dublin. One morning I woke up to a phone call from Riverdance saying the dance director had been in the audience and they wanted to offer me a place in the company. It was one of those cases of being in the right place at the right time.” As Ayres talks about his extraordinary rise in Irish dancing, there is a shyness about him. He is contemplative and unpretentious, appearing entirely unaffected by the attention he receives as one of Australia’s greatest dancers. He also seems young for his age. Sentences are finished with an inflection and, at times, followed by a boyish giggle. This is an entirely different Ayres to the one on stage

the night before. Performing in the troupe line in Perth’s Burswood Theatre, Ayres was confident and focused. With enormous discipline, he appeared to float across the stage at great speed, all the while engaging in fast foot-entangling steps.

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yres was just 19 when he was offered the principal dancing role in Riverdance. It’s a moment he will never forget. “We were in the middle of rehearsal and the dance director came out and said she wanted to talk to me,” he says. “She said ‘Julian (the executive producer) wants to offer you a lead position, would you be interested?’ Of course, I was through the roof. I was 19 and had been in the show for four months, it was so exciting.” Becoming a principal dancer with the Riverdance company is no easy feat and Ayres is not the first to admit the difficulty of learning the complex steps. “We would always rehearse between shows, whenever we could get access to the stage,” he says. “I had to be reviewed three times before I was ready to go. In the Irish summer of 2005, I had two weeks of intensive training with the new dance director. Then it was just perfect timing. One of the leads for the company left, so I started doing the lead in Dublin, before going on to Japan.” It comes as little surprise that Ayres would achieve success at a young age. Born into one of Australia’s biggest dancing dynasties, his late grandmother, Mary Mae, danced as a young girl in Ireland. In 1950 she migrated to Australia with her husband, Bill Ayres, and together they had 11 children, seven of whom continued the link to Irish dancing. Raymond Ayres, Liam’s uncle, opened the Ayres School in the early 1980s. It quickly established itself as one of the country’s most respected dance schools, winning many national and state solo and team titles. Ray was admired for his skilful team choreography and

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became a leading exponent of Irish dance in Australia. In 1995, Raymond’s sister, Christine, took over as owner and teacher of the school. Ray gave up the school so he could concentrate on the Australian Irish Dance Company – a corporate event show-group. Based in Essendon, the Christine Ayres School is one of the largest Irish dancing schools in Australia, with more than 120 students. “I definitely got rhythm from my family,” says Ayres. “And, having good rhythm is essential to Irish dancing.” Despite being surrounded by a family of Irish dancers, Ayres says that he was never pushed into the art. “I hated it at the beginning. I couldn’t get the first basic movement. I didn’t go back the next week, I just refused. I eventually did go back to classes and, after a few lessons, I got it.” Before Riverdance, Irish dancing in Australia revolved around competitions. Parents would sign their children up for endless rounds of championships with meticulous rules and regulations. Ayres’s rise in traditional Irish dancing is quite extraordinary. At the age of eight, he entered his first competition and came third. By the time he had finished school, Ayres had won seven Victorian and two Australian titles. “Irish dancing competitions are very entertaining, to say the least. It’s always in your age groups and you do three dances. One in heavy shoes, one in light shoes and if you have enough points, you do one last dance on your own ... people take it very seriously.” Ayres, who also went on to grab a bronze in the world championships in 2003, believes nothing will ever come close to the thrill of performing. He can vividly recall all his high-school performances. “I went to drama school when I was very young and particularly enjoyed musicals like Rent. I sometimes wish there was more acting in the show.”

Passionate: Liam Ayres loves touring the world with the Riverdance company. (FRANCES ANDRIJICH)

LIAM AYRES, NOW 26, WAS JUST 10 YEARS OLD WHEN HE FIRST SAW RIVERDANCE When reflecting on his light-bulb moment, the decision to pursue a career in Irish dancing, Ayres credits his first Riverdance performance in France. “I did my first step on the stage and it was just so surreal. I was performing in this big arena, in front of a huge crowd. I remember actually doing the Riverdance number and the audience just erupted. I thought ‘this is it, I’m good to stay here’. I had gone from a crowd of a few hundred to thousands. And, even though we had rehearsed and done tech checks, it still didn’t compare to when the lights went down backstage and everyone’s lining up in what we call the teepees (the stage entrance, so called because they are triangular in shape) to go out for first number. It was so scary.”

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n his seven years at Riverdance, Ayres has endured everything from falling flat on stage to costume malfunctions. He has performed in Europe, Scandinavia, Russia and Taiwan. He has travelled around North America by bus and has been harassed by screaming Japanese fans. “The highlight of my career, actually, of my life has been dancing the lead in Radio City Music Hall. I think it’s every performer’s dream to get to Broadway in New York. And performing in one of the world’s most famous theatres, you can’t get much closer to that.” Ayres says that what made the experience even more special was that his parents, who are always “looking for an excuse to come overseas”, flew over. “Towards the end, I spotted them in the crowd, which was just so special.” While this was an exciting chapter in his life, Ayres believes nothing will compare to performing in his home city this week. “I am performing in the lead role on the performance on Sunday and the entire dance school is coming. It’s a 125 group booking,”he says. “Ten out of my 11 uncles and aunties will be there and a lot of my old school friends. My friends have never seen me perform before. Now they finally get to see what I have been up to,” he says enthusiastically. “It’s going to be the best day, and because it’s only an afternoon performance, I am going to make a real Irish night of it.” Ayres expects to remain with Riverdance until its final performance in Hong Kong. Afterwards, he will return home and begin a new life as an Irish dance instructor. “Just before I left, my aunt made me business cards, which was such a cute little surprise. Being in the show, I have never had a one before,” he says. “Even though I will no longer be touring with Riverdance, Irish dancing is still going to be a major component of my life.” And if his commitment to a successful career transfers to his teaching, then there is little doubt there will be many more Liam Ayres to come. \

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darren Jones

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FletChers

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Foxtons

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haughton stotts

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hoCking stuart

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Jellis Craig

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miles real estate

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morrison kleeman

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Woodards

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charm and grace The character and style of the Arts and Crafts movement is captured in this 1920s beauty, writes MARIA HARRIS.

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t might be the enormous front verandah or the extensive use of timber, but arriving at Greythorn is like stepping back to a more genteel past. The two-storey triple-brick house, with its red terracotta tiled roof and central-detailed stucco façade, also has an upper-level verandah trimmed with painted shingles. Greythorn was designed in 1921 for one D.N. Davies Esq. Its strong lines, attention to detail and heavy use of timber owe much to the Arts and Crafts movement. Framed plans of the house hang on the wall of the entry hall. If it had been designed by an architect, the architect’s name would have been on the plans, but instead they bear the the City of Heidelberg stamp with the signature of A. G. Howard, a local official. The upstairs rooms were part of the original plans and not a late-20th century addition. Greythorn has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a study and a suite of formal and informal living rooms. The sheer character of the place and the abundance of original details make it stand out from the crowd.

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The owners of the house have not messed about with it. Sure, it is up to date and features a contemporary kitchen, large family room overlooking the back garden and stylish bathrooms – but character can’t be bought and Greythorn has it in abundance. It comes from the entry hall, original timber architraves, skirting boards, panelled doors and timber window frames as well as the proportions of the rooms. Chances are that beneath the carpet there are original hardwood floorboards. In the entrance hall, timber panelling reaches above head height. The timber staircase has a tiny “cubby-style” landing that looks like something from the pages of a child’s picture book. The staircase would have been built on site by a craftsman, not manufactured in a factory. It is easy to imagine small children of the house peeping from behind the railing as they wait for visitors to arrive or for Father Christmas on Christmas Eve. Typical 1920s strapped ceilings feature in most of the downstairs rooms.The living room, with its bay window and diamond leadlight glass, connects to the dining room through timber doors that can be opened or closed as required. Both rooms have open fireplaces. The informal family hub – the kitchen, meals and


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12 KILOMETRES NORTH-EAST OF THE CBD Leafy and green, Ivanhoe often slips under the radar, unlike some flashier suburbs. With an average stay of about 15 years, this family-oriented suburb near the Yarra River is tightly held. It has everything, from schools to excellent shops, two train stations (Ivanhoe and Darebin), easy access to the freeway, the Yarra and parklands. The Austin and Mercy hospitals are in neighbouring Heidelberg. Originally home to the Wurundjeri people, today Ivanhoe has some of the most intact and sought-after period houses dating from the 1920s through to modernist architecture of the 1950s. The pretty pocket of Fairy Hills, off Heidelberg Road, is known for its large, beautifully kept houses from the 1920s on big allotments with leafy gardens. Large street trees provide fantastic shade in summer. The Boulevard, another iconic Ivanhoe street, draws thousands of visitors each year to its famous Christmas lights display. Ivanhoe has several shopping strips. The main shopping centre is along Upper Heidelberg Road, but there are also small groups of shops, including cafés, in Waterdale Road, Ivanhoe North, Ivanhoe East and Lower Ivanhoe. The Ivanhoe Aquatic Centre is in Waterdale Road. The suburb is home to Ivanhoe Primary, Ivanhoe East Primary, Ivanhoe Grammar School, Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar, Bellfield Primary School and St Bernadette’s School.

How this suburb has moved: Up by 22.5 per cent in the quarter to December 2010 * REIV stats

living room – is designed sympathetically to the rest of the house and has the added advantage of overlooking the north-facing back garden. The position of windows allows natural light to enter and also contributes to the circulation of fresh air. The house was built in the era when sleeping in sleep-outs and the associated fresh air had perceived health benefits – an idea that came from the American fresh-air movement that swept the world in the early 1920s. The elevated front verandah is big enough to be an outdoor room. Then there is the design of the main bedroom at the front of the house. Windows are part of the original built-in timber wardrobe/chest of drawers unit. They slide open to allow fresh air to circulate in the bedroom. Next to the main bedroom is the large renovated bathroom with ’20s-style period detail. Upstairs, this house is a real treat. From the half-landing at the top of the staircase, the hall leads past the upstairs bathroom to an arrangement of rooms that includes two bedrooms and a central living room (a forerunner of the teenagers’ retreat). This room gets light from the north-facing windows. One bedroom

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retains its stained timber walls and attic timber ceiling. A row of sliding windows allows fresh air into the room and almost puts the trees within touching distance. Another double bedroom has an attic-style strapped ceiling. French doors framed by timber surrounds open to the first-floor verandah. The rendered balustrade is original, but on the verandah floor terracotta tiles have replaced the malthoid, a surface impregnated with bitumen that was characteristically used on balcony floors and flat roofs. Kew might be visible in the distance from the balcony, but with the accommodation on offer here it’s no wonder locals are stuck on their Ivanhoe homes. \

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ELTHAM In the old suburbs south of the Yarra, this house would be just another beautiful Edwardian weatherboard. But in Eltham it stands out from the crowd. “People know the big white house on Stanley Avenue,” says the vendor, a former Camberwell resident with an eye for classics. The only difference between this residence and its lookalikes in the leafy east is its age. It was built 10 rather than 100 years ago, as an architect’s own home. Inside, its recent vintage becomes clear, thanks to a highly functional floor plan and flawless finish. You get all the benefits of classic Edwardian style without the cracks and pokey rooms. A replica Federation-era gas fireplace and box window draped in Laura Ashley swag and tails make for an elegant open-plan lounge and dining room. Despite a second fireplace in the nearby family hub, this space is suited to modern family life. It has hardwood floors and a kitchen fitted with granite benches and a large Blanco oven. It opens to a deck that looks across the established hedged garden complete with a sunken paved courtyard, rolling lawn and cubby house. In the cooler months the joys of the garden can be enjoyed from the gorgeous rumpus area. The main bedroom and nursery/home office are downstairs, while two bedrooms and a charming retreat with window seat are up top. \ LIAM CARTER

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This old-Eltham-style house has been given a new lease on life. Thanks to a stylish and thorough makeover, this house is ready for modern living but has lost none of its original charm. The classic recycled brick single-level residence is still at one with its elevated bush block, and the exposed brick fireplace in the front lounge remains proudly intact. However, the rest of the house has been renovated in line with what discerning Lower Plenty buyers have come to expect. The kitchen is all stainless steel and CaesarStone. The pitched, timber-lined ceilings have been painted with a stylish whitewash and the floors have been updated with detailed hardwood parquetry. There are carpets, and the porcelain-clad bathrooms have more in common with a new hotel than a 1970s house. Timber-framed bi-fold doors have been installed to open the family hub up to a covered outdoor entertainment area. There is an additional paved area out back. \ LIAM CARTER

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BARRY PLANT, 9431 1222 18 Sugar Gum Boulevard Price: $900,000 – $1 million Private sale

If you’re not into entertaining, then this house may not be for you. This stylish threeyear-old residence is definitely something you need to show off. It was purpose-built for get-togethers with family and friends. The heart of the house is the large kitchen that opens to an expansive meals area, carpeted den and covered outdoor entertainment area. The kitchen has a CaesarStone island bench, large DeLonghi oven and walk-in butler’s pantry. Formal occasions can be celebrated in style in the front lounge. There are four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a powder room spread across two separate wings. The large rooms feel even bigger, thanks to extra-high ceilings. Storage is everywhere, including the walk-in linen press off the laundry and off the double garage and workshop/ gym. The steep 1005-square metre block includes a boat/ caravan parking space, paved terrace areas and manicured tank-fed gardens front and back. \ LIAM CARTER

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There’s a hint of Pleasantville as you turn off Aqueduct Road into the leafy residential pocket behind St Helena Marketplace. New cars gleam in the sunlight, lawns are neatly trimmed and the houses are big, confident and well-presented. No. 1 Candlebark Close is no exception. The sprawling 20-year-old house is one of the elder statesmen of the estate, but you wouldn’t know it. Just two years ago the owner/ builders moved out temporarily to allow for a complete aesthetic makeover. Thinking they would stay here forever, they spared no expense on the finish. Marble floors extend from the entrance hall through the living hub and into the

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entertaining room, which has a wet bar, cinema projector and bathroom. The kitchen is a foodie’s paradise with oversized granite island bench, ample cupboard space and dual ovens. Meals can be enjoyed in the nearby dining room, which – like much of the house – has large windows lined in plantation shutters. In summer, long, lazy lunches are served by the fully tiled pool, kept private, thanks to a row of soaring palms. The luxuries continue upstairs, most notably in the marble-clad en suite with oversized spa, separate toilet, frameless shower, heated towel racks and twin vanities. This 298-square metre residence has four bedrooms, not including the home office, which has direct access to the double garage. \ LIAM CARTER

NINETY 8 LOWER GIFTS & HOMEWARES 98 Lower Plenty Road 9459 1240 Deck the kitchen out in the most creative way at Ninety 8 Lower Gifts & Homewares. The shop has everything from quirky kitchen gadgets to famous brand names. The kitchen whizz will be in heaven cooking with the hottest appliances and serving them on the prettiest platters. Ninety 8 stocks Maxwell & Williams, Scanpan, Baccarat and many more. Gifts for the home and kitchen bench accessories are available. Grab one of the most prized items – babushka dolls that transform into mug sets. Open Monday to Saturday. \

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INDODECO GALLERY 258 Lower Plenty Road 9457 7844

We all know that one of the nicest ways to express a personal message is to say it with flowers, so having recently undergone new management, Rosanna Florist is ready to exceed the expectations of this belief and go above and beyond your regular bunch of flowers. The shop has been spruced up, with all arrangements beautifully presented in glass vases. Fresh arrangements for all occasions are available as well as a remarkable range of plants and even fruit baskets. Delivery and a box of chocolates sweetens each deal and is available with each order. Open Monday to Saturday. \

Rosanna Fruit Supply offers more than your fresh daily dose of quality fruit and vegies. This family-run business provides the most delicious seasonal produce all year round as well as great gourmet products including nuts, free-range eggs, honey and yummy yoghurts. Organic juice is available daily, as is pomegranate and blueberry juice. It also stocks Australian Berry King Jam, which can be tough to find in Melbourne. Rosanna Fruit Supply also puts together fresh-fruit baskets and platters and offers free local delivery on Thursdays and Fridays. Open Monday to Saturday. \

Ritz of Rosanna has the fanciest formal wear and dressy casual wear for ladies and teens of any age. Be dressed from head to toe at affordable prices with a wide variety of frocks and tops. You will be dazzled by the glamorous fashion designs for all those special occasions. Ritz stocks brands such as Lovers, Jump and Ping Pong and caters for sizes 8-24. It also offers accessories to accompany each ensemble including shoes, jewellery and handbags. Pop into Ritz of Rosanna or sister store Cherish Boutique for individual attention. Open Monday to Saturday. \

Fancy some new furniture or a revamp of what has occupied your living room for the past decade? Then pay Indodeco a visit and design furniture that meets your own needs. Since 1995, this family business has provided handmade furniture crafted from solid mahogany. About 80 per cent of the furniture is custom designed and available in any style, colour and size. With more than 90 fabrics to choose from, this is a decorator’s dream. Hip items to complement your new furniture, such as lovely lamps, are also available. Open Monday to Saturday. \

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Behind a timber picket fence lies this three-bedroom, two-bathroom family house offering a naturalistic landscape, common in the Eltham area. Parquetry flooring and pale colours provide the setting for the residence, which offers a large kitchen with a high breakfast bar overlooking the meals area. This flows through to a charcoal-tiled large lounge that has views of the front garden and outdoor dining area. This outdoor entertainment space is decorated with lattice-style fencing, covered by a clear Perspex roof and would be great for outdoor dining. Back inside, and near the kitchen is a door that separates the sleeping quarters from the main living area. The large main bedroom has a walk-through wardrobe into an en suite, while the two other bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and share the family bathroom and separate toilet. There is also a study that could be transformed into a bedroom. Other features include ducted heating and evaporative cooling. \ BIANCA VILLAROSA

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Miles Real Estate 9497 3222 4

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2/26 Nokes Court, Montmorency ................................................................. Price: $550,000 + ................................................................. Auction Saturday April 16 at noon .................................................................

99 Beverley Road, Rosanna ................................................................. Price: $880,000 - $920,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday April 16 at 1pm .................................................................

Anyone with taste would deem it a privilege to enjoy the wonderful lifestyle offered by this gorgeous single-level unit, displaying a fusion of classic Edwardian style and relaxed modern-day comfort.

A high-order renovation has created a firstclass environment for family-focused living and entertainment with this excellent fourbedroom, two-bathroom residence. Features large lounge, spacious family room, premium kitchen, deck and LUG. Let's eat lunch @ Miss Marie, 45 Beetham Parade Let's eat dinner @ Byzantine, 76 Turnham Avenue Let's drink coffee @ Scooters, 133 Lower Plenty Road

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Woodards Ivanhoe 9499 1276 1

Buckingham & Company Montmorency 9434 6666

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Barry Plant Diamond Creek 9438 1133 3

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Let's eat lunch @ Mudd Cafe, 12 Were Street Let's eat dinner @ Montmorency RSL, Mountain View Road Let's drink coffee @ Cherry Red Cafe, 61 Were Street

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Morrison Kleeman Eltham 9431 2444 4

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42 & 102/116 Main Drive, Macleod ................................................................. Price: Price on application ................................................................. Private sale .................................................................

114 Broad Gully Road, Diamond Creek ................................................................. Price: $450,000 - $475,000 ................................................................. Sale by Negotiation .................................................................

9/7 Rosehill Road, Lower Plenty ................................................................. Price: $1.4 million - $1.5 million ................................................................. For sale .................................................................

86 The Eyrie, Eaglemont ................................................................. Price: Price on Application ................................................................. Auction Saturday April 16 at 2pm .................................................................

In the Springthorpe Estate, these two furnished student accommodation apartments are only a three-minute walk to La Trobe University with Macleod train and shops only a short distance away and access to the country club, pool and gym. Let's eat lunch @ Urban Grooves, 99 Grimshaw Street Let's eat dinner @ Peppercorn Thai, 81 Grimshaw Street Let's drink coffee @ Caffiene La Trobe, La Trobe University

This low-maintenance house offers the perfect place to start a family. It has a lovely light-filled lounge, undercover entertainment area, renovated kitchen and bathroom, utility room and a fantastic private deck. Let's eat lunch @ Platters Cafe, 1/67 Main Hurstbridge Rd Let's eat dinner @ Nari Thai, 8/72 Main Hurstbridge Rd Let's drink coffee @ Vines Cafe, 11 Chute St

This exceptional house, set on 0.4 hectares (approx) of gracious landscaped gardens and sweeping lawns, offers the special benefits of a "gated community" for those who enjoy peace and privacy. Let's eat lunch @ Mexicali Casa, 82 Main Road Let's eat dinner @ Suwan Thai, 81 Main Road Let's drink coffee @ Lower Plenty Bakehouse, 65 Main Road

This 1930s Spanish mission house has been renovated to provide a modern lifestyle for families. Flexible floorplan, four bedrooms, study, formal sitting, family room, kitchen/dining, two bathrooms, close to shops, train, parks and schools. Let's eat lunch @ Laurent , 139 Upper Heidelberg Road Let's eat dinner @ Barrio, 77 Upper Heidelberg Road Let's drink coffee @ Rocket, 144 Upper Heidelberg Road

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Barry Plant Ivanhoe 9499 7992 3

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101 Buckingham Drive, Heidelberg ................................................................. Price: $650,000 - $690,000 ................................................................. Sale by Set Date: Tuesday April 19 at 6pm .................................................................

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MACLEOD On a corner 600sqm (approx) block, this house features spacious living and dining, updated kitchen, meals area, north-facing yard and deck, family bathroom plus double garage. There's opportunity also to update, extend or start again (STCA). Let's eat lunch @ Cafe Matto, 136 Burgundy Street Let's eat dinner @ Cellini, 191 Burgundy Street Let's drink coffee @ Cafe Burgundy, 138 Burgundy Street

Brilliantly light and spacious, this classic brick house set behind a picket fence has all the right ingredients. With a touch of character, this house is ready to be enjoyed as is, yet with enough scope to be extended or redeveloped (STCA). Let's eat lunch @ Cellini Lounge Café, 191 Burgundy St Let's eat dinner @ Old England, 459 Lower Heidelberg Rd Let's drink coffee @ Café Matto, 136 Burgundy St

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MORRISON KLEEMAN, 9431 2444 45 Torbay Street Price: $680,000 – $750,000 Auction: April 2 at 11am

This recently renovated four-bedroom family property offers open-plan living and plenty of space for the kids. The wooden timber exterior opens up to a tri-level house with many entertainment areas. The front door opens onto the landing, and down a couple of wooden stairs is the large kitchen, meals and lounge area. The contemporary kitchen has stainless steel Blanco appliances, a large breakfast bench and black block-out blinds. The glass sliding door in the lounge area opens to an undercover verandah, ample lawn space and a gated pool area. There are also outdoor entertainment areas on either side of the house that would be perfect for barbecues. A recently renovated white bathroom and second bathroom are near the front door. The study and formal lounge are also at the front of the house, and both could be transformed into bedrooms. Upstairs are the four carpeted large bedrooms. The property includes ducted heating and evaporative cooling. \ BIANCA VILLAROSA

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This boutique two-bedroom apartment is one of four in a prime location. The entrance is off the main road, which minimises noise. With all the modern trimmings, it has large windows that provide ample natural light. The hallway leads to the kitchen, which has stainless steel appliances and overlooks the meals/living areas. The living area has a sliding door that opens to the front courtyard. The second outdoor area is a great size and would be perfect for entertaining. It can be reached from the hallway or main bedroom. The main bedroom has dark-grey carpet and a large walk-in wardrobe and is next to the second bedroom. Both bedrooms share the bathroom, which has a large glass shower with mosaic tiles and a cream and chocolate-brown colour scheme. Other features include air-conditioning and a secure garage space with remotecontrolled access and internal access. The apartment is close to the Burgundy Street precinct, the Austin Hospital and Heidelberg station. \ BIANCA VILLAROSA

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FOXTONS, 9419 3779 1/117a Studley Road Price: $530,000 + Auction: April 2 at 1pm

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Barry Plant Bundoora 9467 5444 4

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Darren Jones 9432 2544 4

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JELLIS CRAIG, 9490 2900 43a Liberty Parade Price: $450,000 – $495,000 Auction: April 2 at 11am

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This low-maintenance three-bedroom residence close to Cartledge Reserve and Darebin Creek offers a comforting and a convenient lifestyle. Behind the white picket fence is the front garden and timber house with cladding that has polished original floorboards, high ceilings and large windows offering an abundance of natural light. The kitchen and meals area have been recently renovated and have a modern dove-grey and white colour scheme. The meals area also has views of the backyard and outdoor courtyard area. This private entertainment space can be reached from a glass sliding door near the kitchen. The recently renovated central bathroom with glass shower and bathtub is conveniently located near the three bedrooms. The lounge area at the front of the house is fitted with a gas heater that would be perfect in the winter months. This property, with its natural decor, is fitted with block-out blinds and is close to bus stops and Northland Shopping Centre. \ BIANCA VILLAROSA

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7 Misty Walk, Bundoora ................................................................. Price: $645,000 - $695,000 ................................................................. Sale by Set Date: Tuesday April 5 at 6pm .................................................................

9 Code Crescent, Doreen ................................................................. Price: $530,000 - $580,000 ................................................................. Private sale .................................................................

15 Melliodora Crescent, Greensborough/Plenty ................................................................. Price: Price on Application ................................................................. For sale .................................................................

1a Latham Street, Ivanhoe ................................................................. Price: $1.25 million - $1.35 million ................................................................. Auction Saturday April 16 at 1pm .................................................................

Nestled in prestigious Gresswell Grange Estate, this stunning house offers a superb floor plan, quality and design creating ideal living/lifestyle choices. Within a short distance of La Trobe University, Bundoora Park, tram and all facilities. Let's eat lunch @ Cafe Lucio, Shop 9, Coles Centre Let's eat dinner @ Bundoora Hotel, 49 Plenty Rd Let's drink coffee @ Bundoora Bakery, 5 Dennison Mall

This house, surrounding a brilliant al fresco zone, offers three living areas, four bedrooms, two bathrooms, study and gourmet kitchen and appliances and delivers a statement in modern family living. Let's eat lunch @ Laurimar Cafe, 25 Hazel Glen Drive Let's eat dinner @ Eden Valley Cafe, 1435 Plenty Road Let's drink coffee @ Bean About, 95 Hazel Glen Drive

A quality near-new house located in the prestigious Mariposa Estate offers excellent accommodation and living options as well as vistas of the Kinglake ranges. There are many more features to this stunning house. Inspection a must. Let's eat lunch @ Noodle Box, 64 Main Street Let's eat dinner @ Shiki Japanese, 75 Grimshaw Street Let's drink coffee @ New World Cafe, 3/35 Main Street

This compelling three-bedroom, threebathroom residence is a consummate entertainer with a massive four-car auto garage, heating/cooling, expansive living and dining to huge al fresco terrace, gym, study and premium Miele kitchen. Let's eat lunch @ Va Tutto 226 Upper Heidelberg Rd Let's eat dinner @ Vasko 111 Upper Heidelberg Rd Let's drink coffee @ Rocket 144 Upper Heidelberg Rd

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dOreeN 42 Jorgensen Ave 17 red Angus Cres 7 Burgan st 11 sunlander Way

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eAGlemONT 53 devon st 1/117a studley rd 54 durham st 86 The eyrie 12/110 Maltravers rd 7/60 Alandale rd

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elThAm 100 Bible st 6 Gloucester Crt 25 Moola Plc 47 stanley Ave 35 Tadema Cres 6 Claire Crt 12 Warringah Cres 1/122 Bridge st 2/1238 Main rd 10 Nathan rd 3/1152 Main rd 4 Thomas st

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Eaglemont 53 Devon Street A Landmark Offering In A Prestigious Precinct - 1054m2 Set within an exclusive blue ribbon pocket of executive residences and positioned to enjoy the dress circle location that only Eaglemont can offer, this notable 1950’s home is sure to leave a lasting impression. Surrounded by spectacular established gardens & commanding scenic views to the distant ranges, the home offers large living room with intimate balcony, 3 bedrooms, family bathroom & sunny kitchen/meals. Expansive rear gardens enjoys alfresco dining, single garage/workshop & shade house. A genuine landmark residential opportunity on 1054m2 approx presents unlimited scope to renovate, extend or redevelop (STCA) in this tightly held locale. Transport, parklands, shops & excellent schools all moments away.

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> VIEW

Thurs 5.00 - 5.30pm & Sat 11.00 - 11.30am

> AUCTION

Sat 16th April - 2.00pm

> MEL REF

31 K6

> EPR

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

> OFFICE

Ivanhoe 171 Upper Heidelberg Rd > TEL 9499 5611 Greensborough 106 Grimshaw St > TEL 9432 1988

> CONTACT Walter Ortner 0412 371 899

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Auction this Saturday WATSONIA

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8 Weatherlake Street

AUCTION Saturday 2nd April at 1.00pm

First home buyers keen to get a foothold into the property market can’t go past this classic weatherboard which provides an exciting future for those seeking a comfortable well presented home now, with scope to restyle to your own taste later. There’s no better time than now to secure your future in this peaceful court with shops, schools, reserve and station all within walking distance. Features: L-shaped lounge/dining with cosy open fire, Updated stainless steel kitchen, Inviting family/meals area, Three bedrooms with BIR’s, Central bathroom, Laundry with 2nd toilet, Ducted heating, evaporative cooling, Carport /entertaining venue, Single lock up garage.

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INSPECTION THURSDAY 5.00 - 5.30pm SATURDAY 12.30 - 1.00pm

1A McCarthy Grove

Quote $450,000 plus buyers Melway 20:F10 Contact Scott Anderson 0412 855 775 Stuart Buckingham 0411 743 336 Office 98 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999

AUCTION Saturday 16th April at 12.00pm

Don’t let the address fool you! This is indeed a family-sized home in every sense of the word, resting beautifully on a huge 8002 sqm approx allotment. A sparkling modern ‘refurb’ has rejuvenated the home’s light-filled interiors that capture serene tree-top views & a glimpse of the Dandenongs. A clever arrangement of living areas and huge entertaining deck cater perfectly for relaxed comfort and entertaining and there’s potential for home office/independent living. Features: 4 Bedrooms, Fireside lounge for those cooler days, Modern open plan kitchen & family/meals area, Master bedroom with robes & ensuite, Downstairs rumpus, 4th bedroom & darkroom, Double carport, huge workshop, Elevated covered entertainer’s deck, Close to shops, cafés, station & schools.

INSPECTION THURSDAY 4.00 - 4.30pm SATURDAY 2.00 - 2.30pm

Quote $520,000 plus buyers Melway 21:D8 Contact Adam McWatters 0404 489 266 Simon McEvoy 0412 319 046 Office Cnr Were & Rattray Rd, Montmorency Phone 9434 6666

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sale by tenDer Closing Tuesday 19th April at 6.00pm (Unless sold prior)

Set within a quiet cul-de-sac location, this fantastic opportunity to enter the market or add to your investment port folio is now on offer. Being only moments to Kalparrin Gardens & easy access to all facilities, this is an ideal property not to be overlooked. Features: 3 Bedrooms (built in robes), Updated kitchen with dishwasher & extended meals area, 2 living areas, Ducted heating & air conditioning, Polished floorboards, Renovated central bathroom, Spotless presentation, Covered rear pergola, Established gardens, Oversized carport & off street parking, Walking distance to all facilities, Currently tenanted until July 2011 at $1604 per month.

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2/26 nokes court

auctIon Saturday 16th April at 12.00noon

Anyone with taste would deem it a privilege to enjoy the wonderful lifestyle offered by this gorgeous single level unit, displaying a fusion of classic Edwardian style and relaxed modern-day comfort. Set in a boutique development of only 3, it’s an ideal prospect for low-maintenance conscious buyers or down-sizers, just a few minutes walk to Montmorency shops, cafÊs, station, bus and schools. Inspection is certain to impress! Features: Lounge/dining with Bay window, Flows to the bright family/meals area, Modern Blanco stainless steel kitchen, Master bedroom with ensuite, Two robed bedrooms, Private courtyard bathed in morning sunshine, Gas ducted heating, Reverse cycle air-conditioner, Remote control double garage.

insPeCtiOn thursDay 4.00 - 4.30pm saturDay 10.00 - 10.30am

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Quote $440,000 plus buyers Melway 10:H12 Land size 550m2 approx Contact Scott Anderson 0412 855 775 Stuart Buckingham 0411 743 336 Office 98 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999

Quote $550,000 plus buyers Melway 21:C6 Land size 252m2 approx Contact Simon McEvoy 0412 319 046 Adam McWatters 0404 489 266 Office Cnr Were & Rattray Rd, Montmorency Phone 9434 6666


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PRIVATE SALE

Beautiful parkland views create the perfect backdrop for this very appealing modern townhouse, enviably occupying the best spot in this attractive development aptly named ‘The Views.’ Low-maintenance buyers will find a sense of completeness living in this impeccable, surprisingly spacious home with plenty of outdoor space to entertain alfresco. If this is the picture you’ve imagined for yourself, this is a great place to bring the image to reality. Features: Designed over three levels, Bright open plan living/dining, Sparkling modern kitchen (WIP), Master bedroom with WIR & ensuite, 2 bedrooms & central bathroom, GDH, split-system air-conditioner, Single garage, roof storage, Plenty of lawn, paved area & private nook, Minutes to shopping centre, schools, Bus, Plenty Road tram & Ring Road.

INSPECTION THURSDAY 5.00 - 5.30pm SATURDAY 12.00 - 12.30pm

Quote $370,000 - 420,000 Melway 9:E12 Contact Vince Masci 0423 691 622 Scott Nugent 0438 054 993 Office 98 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999

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SALE BY TENDER Closing Tuesday 5th April at 6pm (Unless sold prior)

Have you ever wondered what sort of memories your children will look back on when they’ve grown up and flown the nest? Well if the setting for those memories is this substantial family home, in a peaceful & private leafy court with a huge backyard to entertain with a fully self contained flat, perfect as in-law accommodation or teenage retreat. Features: Substantial tri-level design, Lounge crowned by Cathedral ceilings, Separate dining room with large balcony, Kitchen with fireside family/meals area, Master bedroom with WIR & ensuite, 2 kids bedrooms + study/4th B/R, Family bathroom, sep. room with 6-person spa, Covered BBQ area, Large fully S.C granny flat, GDH, evap. cooling & double carport, Close to Shopping centre & station, Schools, bus and parklands.

INSPECTION THURSDAY 4.00 - 4.30pm SATURDAY 11.00 - 11.30am

Quote $550,000 plus buyers Melway 22:A1 Land size 252m2 approx Contact David Oakley 0439 397 284 Stuart Buckingham 0422 743 336 Office 98 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999

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This charming family home offers terrific outdoor entertaining and plenty of room for children to play in the comfort of a large secure backyard. Comprising 3 robed bedrooms, lounge/dining and meals/kitchen. With a balcony overlooking the large lawn and the adjacent Harborne Street Reserve, this is a fantastic family home close to shopping centres, schools, public transport & freeway. Features: New carpet and polished timber floors, Spotless meals / kitchen, New stainless steel stove/oven, Ducting heating and cooling, Side access to large garage with carport.

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Privacy tranquillity and space are yours to enjoy living in this bright and fresh family home, on a beautiful big corner block. Space to live & entertain, enhanced by newly polished timber floors & a modern fully self contained granny flat, suitable for independent teens or rental income. insPeCtiOn THurS 5.00 - 5.30pm SaT 12.00 - 12.30pm

Auction Quote Melway Contact Office Phone

aucTIoN Saturday 16th April at 2.00pm $520,000 plus buyers 21:C5 Land size 1071m2 approx Simon McEvoy 0412 319 046 Adam McWatters 0404 489 266 Cnr Were & Rattray Rd, Montmorency 9434 6666

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Brand new again! With everything already done here, all that’s left for you to do is relax and enjoy all that surrounds you in this high set residence, capturing a discerning style with plenty of space to live, play and entertain within its peacefully private leafy setting. insPeCtiOn THurS 6.00 - 6.30pm SaT 1.00 - 1.30pm

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Quote $450,000 plus buyers Melway 20:E6 Land size 639m2 approx Contact Vince Masci 0423 691 622 Stuart Buckingham 0411 743 336 Office 98 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999

insPeCtiOn THurSday 6.00 - 6.30pm SaTurday 2.00 - 2.30pm

Auction Melway Land size Contact Office Phone

aucTIoN Saturday 9th April at 1.00pm 21:D8 1052m2 approx Simon McEvoy 0412 319 046 Adam McWatters 0404 489 266 Cnr Were & Rattray Rd, Montmorency 9434 6666


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Park your car in the garage, because everything you need is just a stone’s throw away at Montmorency Village, where you can shop, have a cafe latte or lunch or jump on a train and be in the city in approx 40 minutes. Settle into this modern unit with a little garden in the sunny courtyard to potter around in. INSPECTION THURS 5.00 - 5.30pm SAT 11.00 - 11.30am

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AUCTION Auction Quote Melway Contact Office Phone

Saturday 16th April at 11.00am $400,000 plus buyers 21:C5 Simon McEvoy 0412 319 046 Scott Nugent 0438 054 993 Cnr Were & Rattray Rd, Montmorency 9434 6666

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Two tenants, large block of approx. 863sqm and in a tightly held area with a fantastic return. Either keep collecting the rent, occupy yourself or look at developing the site to its full potential (STCA). The options are plentiful.

AUCTION Auction Quote Melway Contact Office Phone

Friday 8th April at 1.00pm $480,000 plus buyers 21:A4 Terry Gazelle 0438 196 480 Cnr Were & Rattray Rd, Montmorency 9434 6666

Doreen Properties

PRIVATE SALE

New one off 4 Bedroom, Builders own home in Vaucluse Estate. Quote $540,000 + buyers INSPECT SAT 3.00 - 3.30pm Contact David Oakley 0439 397 284

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37 Vantage Point Boulevard

PRIVATE SALE

Low maintenance modern 3 Bedroom home, in Vantage Point Estate. Quote $380,000 - $430,000 INSPECT SAT 2.15 - 2.30pm Contact David Oakley 0439 397 284

PRIVATE SALE PRIVATE SALE DOREEN I 9 Birdwood Court I 25 Russel Way Quote $450,000 - $495,000 Brand new federation style 3 Bedroom home in exclusive Laurimar Estate. Quote $360,000 + buyers Modern 4 Bedroom home with zoned living, in Vantage Point Estate. Contact David Oakley 0439 397 284 INSPECT SAT 1.30 - 1.45pm Contact David Oakley 0439 397 284 INSPECT SAT 12.00 - 12.30pm

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Lower Plenty 75 Cleveland Avenue 'Birkenmoor' Offered for the first time in 28 years, this exceptional home, a tribute to 1920´s style and craftsmanship, offers a rare chance to own one of the original properties on the prestigious Cleveland Estate, and live a luxurious lifestyle enjoyed by a privileged few. Built from stone extracted from the 7.3 acres (approx) surrounding the property and extended over time to meet the needs of the largest family; this home exudes timeless grace, understated elegance and a touch of grandeur. A meandering driveway, beautiful rolling lawns, inground pool, ornamental lake, Carrara marble patios and three hundred year old trees provide a magnificent backdrop to a grand home delivering first-class living in arguably Lower Plenty´s most enviable and exclusive address.

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Warrandyte 90 Brackenbury Street Luxurious Contemporary Living In An Enviable Location A masterful combination of interior space, decked outdoor entertainment areas that integrate with landscaped gardens, and demonstrable attention to detail combine to provide exceptional family living in this benchmark home; just a short walk from the Yarra, parklands and the centre of Warrandyte. Refined living dining, generous casual living, gourmet stainless steel kitchen, three bedrooms including main with luxurious ensuite, study and rumpus fitted with the latest home theatre equipment combine to deliver a lifestyle of sheer excellence. EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST CLOSING WEDNESDAY 20th APRIL AT 6:00PM (UNLESS SOLD PRIOR)

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Eltham 47 Stanley Avenue A Beautiful Balance Of The Classic And The Contemporary Set amidst private gardens this gracious reproduction home embodies all the charm and delight of a bygone era and blends it with the contemporary comfort of today to deliver an exquisite family home. High ceilings, hardwood timber floors, leadlight, ornate cornice and ceiling roses adorn interior spaces including four spacious living areas, gourmet stone kitchen with Blanco appliances, four bedrooms, study and two luxury bathrooms providing exceptional luxury living.

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Eltham 6 Claire Court Picture Perfect Family Living This two-storey residence in a quiet court just a few metres walk from parklands offers a flowing floorplan, expansive living areas and a wide, deep rear yard with elevated covered deck overlooking a sparkling pool. The main bedroom, complemented by a walk in fitted dressing room opens to a private deck while the formal living with open fire place and adjoining formal dining are enhanced by soaring ceilings. A deluxe kitchen with De Longhi appliances overlooks a family meals stepping into a substantial rumpus, creating a huge entertaining precinct which will cope with the largest family get together with ease. With every conceivable inclusion it delivers an exceptional family home in a prized position.

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Eltham 35 Tadema Crescent Daybreak With its relaxing northerly tree top outlook over the valley and extensive outdoor entertainment areas with sparkling solar heated In-Ground pool, this fully renovated family home epitomises Eltham´s lifestyle allure. Enjoying an idyllic location on a 882 m2 allotment (approx), it provides four bedrooms including main with understated luxurious ensuite, retreat, granite kitchen with top of the range appliances, study and expansive open plan living for relaxed family enjoyment.

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Saturday 2nd April at 2:00pm Saturday 1:30 - 2:00pm Tony Duckworth 0417 564 787 Ciaran Brannigan 0410 544 478 2/86 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough 9435-7666 propertyinprofile.com.au/35tadema

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Macleod 45 Torbay Street Fabulous Family Flexibility This impressive home offers an amazingly flexible floorplan that introduces up to six bedrooms. Enjoying the significant and sought after advantage of an allotment of 834m2 (approx) and a location an easy walk from the eclectic mix of shops and eateries at Macleod, the station and the lifestyle benefits of numerous parks, bike and walking tracks, it will conform to almost any configuration you and your family desire.

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Saturday 2nd April at 11:00am Saturday 10:30 - 11:00am Chris Miller 0406 421 252 2/86 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough 9435-7666 propertyinprofile.com.au/45torbay

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Eltham 12 Warringah Crescent Enjoy The Eltham Lifestyle A quiet street, a sought after pocket and two huge entertainers decks offering relaxing tree top views...this home on an allotment of some 902m2 presents an enticing opportunity to enjoy an Eltham lifestyle. An updated kitchen featuring stainless steel appliances overlooks the spacious casual meals opening to the upper level deck, while on the lower level a spacious rumpus steps out to a second deck leading to a deep rear yard. The formal living room, enhanced by soaring ceilings, provides a perfect place for relaxing "us" time at days end. Ducted heating and cooling, polished timber floors complementing fresh neutral tonings, new laundry and auto double garage add to the already significant appeal.

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Eltham 1/122 Bridge Street Charming Weatherboard Sitting pretty behind a picket fence on a compact block this charming 3 bedroom weatherboard home in a quiet tree lined street is walking distance to schools, shops and the train station. A formal lounge with polished boards, cosy open fire place and views into the landscaped easy care garden. A meals area off the beautifully renovated kitchen featuring stone bench tops and glass splash backs, leads to a large deck over two levels for alfresco dining and entertaining. A great place to start or downsize to.

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Watsonia North 12 Gillingham Street Whatever Your Needs This Home Will Meet Them This elevated four bedroom, two bathroom home on an allotment of some 531m2 is graced with a floor plan that flows seamless between the updated kitchen, decked alfresco, family meals and spacious formal living. The lower level delivers an L shaped living/rumpus/retreat which steps into a converted garage. With a toilet already in place the use of this entire precinct is limited only by your needs. Close to Watsonia, Greensborough and the Ring Road it could be the one you´ve been searching for.

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Saturday 16th April at 12:00pm Saturday 2:30 - 3:00pm Gayle Blackwood 0408 776 070 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431-2444 propertyinprofile.com.au/1of122bridge

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Panton Hill 205 Church Road Ticks All The Boxes This rare, lightly treed block will tick all your boxes. Approximately 1 ½ acres of mostly level land for ease of building; town water; made road and fantastic views. There is the bonus of a lockable shed and double carport with access for vehicles from a side road, a concrete in ground pool and a dam, close to the township and school at Panton Hill.

Briar Hill 25 Boyce Avenue With a rumpus room for the kids and gorgeous gardens where mum and dad can hide away against a backdrop of shady tree´s and a relaxing flowing water feature, this immaculate home close to schools and shops and on an allotment of around 876m2, has something for everyone.

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Auction Inspect Contact Office Web

Saturday 2nd April at 11:00am Saturday 10:30 - 11:00am Gayle Blackwood 0408 776 070 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431-2444 morrisonkleeman.com.au

Greensborough 60 Plenty River Drive This immaculate three bedroom 70´s home delivers flair, functionality and easy livability. With two separate living areas, an extensive outdoor entertaining zone and a location an easy parkland walk from central Greensborough it´s an opportunity that´s hard to pass up.

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woodards.com.au MULTI-OFFICE NETWORK

MACLEOD/YALLAMBIE 92 Tarcoola Drive

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Stylish & comfortable, this residence enjoys bright & fresh interiors in peaceful surrounds. It offers a great family lifestyle just minutes from every convenience. This contemporary home features a stunning kitchen with granite benchtops, stainless steel appliances & breakfast bar, three generous double bedrooms & sky-lit full bathroom with spa bath. A selection of living spaces is on offer including a sophisticated formal lounge & dining area, outdoor paved alfresco area with tranquil garden & rumpus room. Elegant finishes include polished hardwood floors, gas ducted heating, evaporative ducted cooling. This idyllic retreat comes complete with a separate laundry, alarm system, additional storage space & remote double garage, & is just moments to parklands, major shopping centres & public transport links.

Auction View Call Office

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ROSANNA 4 Berrima Road This roomy, elevated, white weatherboard 1950´s home nestled behind a rose garden setting offers an irresistible opportunity as either an addition to your portfolio, a brilliant development site (stca) or alternatively, a home you may be looking to move into now & upgrade later. Exuding a warm family ambiance, generous spaces are offered throughout including formal lounge, kitchen/meals, & large open sun room with timber flooring & large windows to northerly sun at the rear. The home offers accommodation of 3 bedrooms & central traditional bathroom with shower & sep wc off the laundry. Garden shed, carport & off street parking, gas ducted heating, air conditioning, under house storage & fully fenced rear yard are other inclusions, all within walking distance to Greville Rd & Burgundy St shopping, Banyule parklands, train & Austin.

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MACLEOD 42 & 102 / 116 Main Drive Located within the prestige Springthorpe Estate, these two student accommodation apartments provide a perfect market entry opportunity or a fine addition to an investment portfolio. Comprising modern fixtures & fittings, complete furnishings, split system heating & cooling, & secure building entry, these properties reflect the ideals held by students currently looking to rent in the area. A lifestyle of convenience is well accommodated for with only a three minute walk approx to La Trobe University, a bus stop directly out front, and Macleod train station & shops only a short distance away. Students living within the complex also enjoy the availability of laundry facilities & large entertaining lounge within the building, as well as complimentary access to the estates country club, swimming pool & gym.

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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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YARRAMBAT 198 Bannons Lane “ROSEVIEW HOMESTEAD” Secluded oasis’ - a blend of space, style and quality with an abundance of native bird life on 6 Acres (approx) of prime residential allotment. Designed capturing a balance of total living, flexible floor layout including formal and informal areas, 5 mains bedrooms plus study or music room, kitchen with family room overlooking landscaped gardens, 2 bathrooms, flexible car accommodation for 6 and your own fish supply securely fenced for your favoured horses. Together with all quality fixtures and fittings complete this home, individual style oreinted to capture all aspects of the location.

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AucTIOn: This Saturday 2nd April at 2:00pm InSPEcT: Thursday 3:30-4:00pm & Saturday from 1:30pm cOnTAcT: chris Dzanovski 0418 589 911 Email: chrisdz@haus.com.au John Lovell 9662 3328 OffIcE:

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RESIDENTIAL DEVELoPMENT oPPoRTuNITY oR INVESTMENT THE SKY’S THE LIMIT First time offered. A block of 9 flats, fully leased, on prime real estate of 940 m² (approx.), just 5 kms from the CBD. With MAJoR RESIDENTIAL DEVELoPMENT PoTENTIAL (S.T.C.A) on the fringe of melbourne with extensive yarra river parklands, walking, cycling tracks, short stroll to all amenities and city transport… DoN’T MISS THIS IDEAL DEVELoPMENT oR INVESTMENT oPPoRTuNITY. See internet for more details: www.haus.com.au

RESIDENTIAL DEVELoPERS AND INVESToRS Simply outstanding, once in a life time opportunity to purchase a total block on 809 m² (approx.) With major residential development potential. This rare block of 4 apartments, located close to CBD, secluded, fully leased, prime position offering scope FoR MAJoR RESIDENTIAL DEVELoPMENT (S.T.C.A), oR INVESTMENT, located conveniently to amenities and city transport See internet for more details: www.haus.com.au

AuCTIoN: INSPECT: CoNTACT: oFFICE:

AuCTIoN: INSPECT: CoNTACT: oFFICE:

Saturday 9th April at 11:00am Thursday 2:00-2:45pm & Saturday 2:00-2:45pm Chris Dzanovski 0418 589 911 Email: chrisdz@haus.com.au 130 upper Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe – 9497-1990

Saturday 16th April at 11:00am Thursday 1:00-1:45pm & Saturday 1:00-1:45pm Chris Dzanovski 0418 589 911 Email: chrisdz@haus.com.au 130 upper Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe – 9497-1990

THE MARKET TODAY… autuMn Is a great tIMe tO sell Call HAuGHToN SToTTS FOr all the Current MarKet trenDs In real estate COntaCt ChrIs DZanOvsKI On 9497-1990 – 0418-589-911 chrisdz@haus.com.au BUNDOORA

96 Betula avenue

ELEVATED FAMILY RESIDENCE This spacious brick /B.V. home of 28 sq. approx, ex Builders Home with easy access into double brick garage. Situated in a sought after area close to public transport and university comprises sunken loungeroom, high ceilings, polished floorboards, large kitchen/dining area, 4 x 6M rumpus room, 3 bedrooms, master with walk in robes and ensuite, family bathroom, 2 W/Cs, laundry, landscaped rear yard. Includes ducted heating, air conditioning, gas hot water unit, gas hot plates, rangehood, wall oven, security alarm and Blinds.

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This Saturday 2nd April 2011 at 12:00pm Saturday from 11:30am John Georgis 0412 554 181 Email: johng@haus.com.au 318 High Street, Preston - 9470 2799

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EAGLEMONT 54 Durham Street

EAGLEMONT 1/117 Studley road

AccOMMODATiON GALOrE !

ThE PriME hEArT OF PicTUrESqUE EAGLEMONT !

This solid and well built Art Deco family home is situated within walking distance to Albert Jones reserve and offers the growing family a host of accommodation options. retaining most of its original Art Deco features, there are seven (7) yes 7 bedrooms, 3 living areas, 2 bathrooms and timber kitchen. Add to the package a split level kids rumpus room or home/office, separate laundry and a deep North Facing rear yard (with kids cubby house) and the accommodation appears endless. Additional features include solid hardwood flooring, gas ducted heating and lock up garage via side driveway. With land of approximately 700 sqm and the benefit of 2 street frontages (via adjoining lane way) this presents the astute purchaser tremendous scope to further extend to a second level and add some shine to a home packed with potential.

Set in a delightful central treed environment is this delightful two bedroom boutique apartment, one of only four in the block, boasting the lot; fully equipped modern hostess kitchen, superb bathroom / laundry plus light filled living area with access to two courtyards. Picturesque outlook from the main bedroom and access to the main courtyard. ideal for the entertainer! Security parking and entry.

Private Sale Price: View: contact: Office:

Auction: View: contact:

P.O.A By Appointment Andrew Maung 0410 233 787 ivanhoe 9499 9883

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BULLEEN 5 Westminster Ave

hEiDELBErG WEST 190 Liberty Parade

cLASSic FAMiLy LiViNG !

LiBErTy FOr ALL !

This brilliantly positioned and sun filled 1970’s solid brick family home of 7 principle rooms will be much sought after in this prestigious ‘’yarraleen Estate’’. comps; 3 good bedrooms (main with ensuite), study/4th bedroom. 2nd tiled bathroom, spacious lounge with timber lined cathedral ceilings. Gas equipped kitchen, sep dining area, timber decking and approx 660 sq mts block. close to schools, Bulleen Plaza and Eastern Freeway, a true classic.

This brilliantly positioned and now much sought after Liberty Parade locale offers a buyer the opportunity to move straight into this renovated 3 bedroom residence with city views.

Auction: Price: View: contact: Office:

Saturday 2nd April 2011 at 11:00am $660,000 plus Wednesday 12:00-12:30pm & 6:30-7:00pm Thursday 12:00–12:30pm & 6:30-7:00pm Angelo Scambiatterra 0418 339 827 reservoir 9469 2900

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86 The Eyrie - EAGLEMONT Discover ´Kogarah,´ an elegantly renovated 1930s Spanish Mission residence taking pride of place in the heritage overlay environs of the Mount Eagle Estate, designed by Sir Walter Burley Griffin. This spectacular home showcases a compelling floorplan with an emphasis on indoor/outdoor living, integrating nthfacing lounge deck, alfresco dining & private water-feature gardens. Includes 3 BRs, (main WIR, ensuite), large study (4th BR), formal sitting, ultra-modern family

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bathroom, powder room & laundry, vogue kitchen with traditional & convection microwave ovens plus integrated bench top steamer, elegant dining rm, café-style breakfast bar & gallery breezeway overlooking family rm with gas log fire & glass bi-folds to entertaining deck. Features sumptuous furnishings, polished hardwood floors, alarm, computerised irrigation system, auto garage with FastTrack storage. Walk to Righi Reserve, village shops, train, local & Grammar schools.


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Elegantly renovated 1930s clinker brick Spanish Mission family residence 3 bedrooms, study (4th BR), 2 ultra modern bathrooms, powder room, laundry Grand entry foyer, formal sitting room, charming dining adjoining vogue kitchen Sunken family room and café-style bar opening to deck through glass bi-folds Polished hardwood floors, high ceilings, leadlight windows, gas log fire and OFP Alarm, hydronic heating, ducted refrigerated cooling, irrigation and storage systems

Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Saturday 16th April at 2pm Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 3-3.45pm 691 sqm (7,440 sq ft) approx Anthony Lapadula 0401 655 005 David Oster 0418 800 120 9490 2900 jelliscraig.com.au

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32 Warncliffe Road - IVANHOE EAST Consummate family home opposite primary school, close to East Ivanhoe village shops, Chelsworth Park, golf course and walking trails. Comprises 4 bedrooms, 2 family bathrooms, superb office/studio with stunning views, formal living and dining rooms, family room, serious cook´s kitchen with Miele appliances, casual meals opening to timber deck and deep private lawn. Features laundry/WC, polished timber floors, dishwasher, gas ducted heating, 4 x split systems, double carport, lock up garage, water tanks. Convenient to train, private schools, freeway.

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Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Saturday 9th April at 11am Thursday 11.15-11.45am & Saturday 2-2.45pm 1028 sqm (11,065 sq ft) approx Liz Walker 0412 659 140 Paul Keane 0419 330 571 9490 2900 jelliscraig.com.au


16 Marshall Street - IVANHOE Rare opportunity to secure a significant landholding in this prestigious riverside Boulevard precinct close to Chelsworth Park, Ivanhoe Grammar, village shops and train. Charming English style manor retaining period features overlooks enormous rear garden with delightful elevated aspect towards the Ranges. Comfortable accommodation with exciting renovation potential comprises sitting and dining rooms, 2 bedrooms, original bathroom and kitchen, family room, side drive to garage. Possible new home site (STCA).

Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Saturday 9th April at 3.00pm Thursday 10.30-11am & Saturday 11-11.45am 1,149 sqm (12,370 sq ft) approx Liz Walker 0412 659 140 Rod Watson 0407 848 599 9490 2900 jelliscraig.com.au

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45 Ellesmere Parade - ROSANNA Well presented, recently improved rendered brick home offers sparkling accommodation with leafy green vistas and exciting potential to further update if desired. Comprises gleaming hardwood floors, light-filled living room with high ceilings and picture window views, formal dining, 3 bright bedrooms (BIRs), central bathroom, laundry and sunny kitchen/meals opening to rear garden with multi-purpose studio, covered entertaining area (or double carport) and auto garage. Features ducted heating, a/cond, walk to Rosanna Parklands, shops, train, schools.

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Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Saturday 16th April at 10am Thursday 3-3.30pm & Saturday 12-12.45pm 673 sqm (7,244 sq ft) approx Anthony Lapadula 0401 655 005 Annalise Newell 0402 937 607 9490 2900 jelliscraig.com.au


9 Sevenoaks Avenue - HEIDELBERG From a coveted top-of-court position with spectacular Eastern Ranges views, this spotless brick residence will become the nucleus of happy family times minutes to river parkland, Viewbank College and Banyule Primary. Comprises entry foyer, light-filled lounge/dining, spacious kitchen/meals, immaculate central bathroom, 4 bedrooms (main ensuite), laundry and fabulous family room overlooking paved outdoor patio and tranquil landscaped gardens. Features polished timber floors, ducted heating/cooling, Kleenmaid/Blanco appliances, neutral dĂŠcor, carport.

Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Saturday 16th April at 11am Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 1-1.45pm 702 sqm (7,556 sq ft) approx Anthony Lapadula 0401 655 005 David Oster 0418 800 120 9490 2900 jelliscraig.com.au

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1 Corona Street - IVANHOE Elegant English attic-style residence brimming with natural light and decorated with simple poise includes sitting room with OFP, sunny reading/study parlour, formal dining, bathroom/ laundry, village-style kitchen/meals with French doors to deck and garden beyond. Upstairs: divine dormer bathroom with Juliet balcony, 2 bedrooms with split systems, 3rd bedrm (or nursery). Features polished timber floors, sumptuous window furnishings, euro appliances, granite benches, central heating, alarm and carport in a tranquil setting opposite bowls club, short stroll to trains, shops, pre-school.

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Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Saturday 16th April at 12pm Thursday 5.30-6pm & Saturday 11-11.45am 557 sqm (5,995 sq ft) approx Rod Watson 0407 848 599 Annalise Newell 0402 937 607 9490 2900 jelliscraig.com.au


53 Beverley Road - HEIDELBERG Delight in nature at your doorstep with absolute Warringal Parkland frontage from this original 1960s brick veneer home on deep allotment with inground pool and preferred northerly rear aspect. Renovate, refurbish or re-build (STCA) and embrace parkside living minutes to shops and transport. Comprises living and dining rooms with picture window views, 3 bedrooms, kitchen/meals, central bathroom, sunny family room with built-in bar opening to garden and pool. Features central heating, OFP, laundry, dishwasher, side drive to garage and double carport.

Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Saturday 16th April at 1pm Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 12-12.45pm 775 sqm (8,342 sq ft) approx Annalise Newell 0402 937 607 David Oster 0418 800 120 9490 2900 jelliscraig.com.au

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383-385 The Boulevard - IVANHOE EAST A tranquil, inner urban lifestyle awaits by the Yarra River in this most privileged of residential pockets along the ´old´ Boulevard (east of Burke Rd); a substantial allotment measuring 1830 sqm (approx) opposite the Heidelberg School Artists Trail and acres of sensational parkland, bike and walking paths that follow the river bend. A rare and exciting opportunity amongst grand neighbouring properties of similarly generous landholdings to build an idyllic family estate (STCA). Close to village shops, bus, train, schools and much more.

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Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Saturday 16th April at 3.00pm Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 4-4.30pm 1,830 sqm (19,698 sq ft) approx Anthony Lapadula 0401 655 005 David Oster 0418 800 120 9490 2900 jelliscraig.com.au


2/6-8 Green Street - IVANHOE

43a Liberty Parade - IVANHOE

Single level 2 bedroom unit, rear of small complex close to park and Ivanhoe village. Spacious living/dining, kitchen/meals, sparkling bathroom, heated outdoor spa, tropical courtyard. Features gas heating, evap cooling, DW, double garage, auto security shutters.

Low maintenance 3BR home with newly renovated kitchen & bathroom represents an unbelievable buying opportunity alongside Darebin Creek close to Cartledge Reserve. Features polished timber floors, neutral dĂŠcor, stainless steel oven, courtyard garden.

Auction Inspect Contact

Auction Estimate Inspect Land Contact

Office Visit

Saturday 2nd April at 10am Thursday 4-4.30pm & Saturday from 9.30am Rod Watson 0407 848 599 Annalise Newell 0402 937 607 9490 2900 jelliscraig.com.au

Office Visit

Saturday 2nd April at 11am $450,000 - $495,000 Thursday 5.30-6pm & Saturday from 10.30am 274 sqm (2,949 sq ft) approx Anthony Lapadula 0401 655 005 Gordon Hope 0403 613 577 9490 2900 jelliscraig.com.au

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8/28 Stradbroke Avenue - HEIDELBERG

31 Stanton Crescent - ROSANNA

Tranquil 3 bed unit, manicured complex near hospital, bowls, shops & train. Generous living, bright kitchen/meals, central bathrm, laundry, ducted heat, s/system cool, dishwasher, dble garage, c’yard garden. Suit owner-occupier, investor, first home buyer.

Spacious brick home with generous garage/office/workshop offers great family appeal with nth-facing garden, in-ground pool & potential to update. 3 BRs (main ensuite), formal dining, huge lounge rm & open plan kitch/meals/fam. Close to park, train, schools, shops.

Auction Estimate Inspect Contact

Auction Inspect Land Contact

Office Visit

Saturday 2nd April at 1pm $500,000 - $550,000 Thursday 1.30-2pm & Saturday from 12.30pm Liz Walker 0412 659 140 Jenny Gillies 0419 008 512 9490 2900 jelliscraig.com.au

Office Visit

Saturday 9th April at 12pm Thursday 2.15-2.45pm & Saturday 3-3.45pm 639 sqm (6,878 sq ft) approx Liz Walker 0412 659 140 Rod Watson 0407 848 599 9490 2900 jelliscraig.com.au

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18 Hylton Crescent - ROSANNA

3 Fran Crescent - VIEWBANK

Charming & secure 3 BR brick home set in a delightful low maintenance garden, close to Warringal village & local shops, De Winton Park & excellent public transport. Spacious living, bright kitch/meals, gas ducted heat, aircon, auto watering system, auto garage.

With a little imagination this elevated, flexible 3 bedroom home could be transformed into an elegant family residence capitalising on a sensational position opposite Banyule Flats Reserve, close to primary and secondary schools. Dual side drives, garage and carport.

Auction Estimate Inspect Land Contact

Auction Inspect Land Contact

Office Visit

Saturday 9th April at 2pm $500,000 - $550,000 Thursday 3-3.30pm & Saturday 12-12.45pm 250 sqm (2,702 sq ft) approx Liz Walker 0412 659 140 Rod Watson 0407 848 599 9490 2900 jelliscraig.com.au

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4 Stratford Place

Saturday 16th April at 12noon Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 1.30-2.15pm 602 sqm (6,477 sq ft) approx Nick Smith 0425 755 238 David Oster 0418 800 120 9490 2900 jelliscraig.com.au

GREENSBOROUGH

2/45 Hailes Street

This three bedroom home around 1 kilometre from the tram and Bundoora shopping centre, and within easy reach of La Trobe Uni and Greensborough offers scope for future enhancement or to rent out now. With many options on offer, this well-proportioned, well-located property offers multiple rewards.

This two-bedroom townhouse, a few minutes walk from Greensborough Plaza, the station and Whatmough Park, delivers a lifestyle of relaxed accessibility. With living and dining spaces flowing to a private courtyard, double garage and updated bathroom it presents an exceptional opportunity for astute purchasers.

Auction

Offers Close Monday April 4 at 7.00pm

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This Saturday April 2 at 11.00am 630 sqm Approx

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Inspect Contact

Wednesday 5.00 - 5.30pm Saturday from 10.30am Gordon Armit 0407 801 979

94 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough

Inspect Contact

By Appointment Daniel Leibowitz 0428 812 636

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MONTMORENCY 8 Wooded Way

Gracious Living, Great Location This immaculately presented three bedroom, two bathroom home in a tightly held cul de sac close to parks, Were street shops and station offers expansive indoor and outdoor spaces. With huge formal living dining, family meals, landscaped gardens and two double garages it delivers practical, relaxed living. • Timber kitchen overlooking family meals • Huge formal living dining • Ensuite and walk in robe to main • Ducted heating, air conditioning • Two double garages and a shed • Walk to school, shops and the station

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Auction Land Inspect Contact

94 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough

Saturday April 30 at 12.30pm 630 sqm Approx Wednesday 5.00 - 5.30pm Saturday 11.00 - 11.30am Ashley Croall 0417 522 941

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YALLAMBIE 266 Yallambie Road

Substantial Family Living with a Bonus This family home, graced with two expansive living areas and the bonus of a separate self-contained unit in the private rear yard offers four bedrooms and a large kitchen. In a location central to shops, school and parks perfectly meeting the needs of a growing or extended family. • Formal living flowing easily to casual living • Ducted heating and cooling • Practical kitchen with oversize oven • Low maintenance rear yard with relaxing water feature • Bus Stop at the door with shops, school and parks nearby • Ideal for large or extended family

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Auction Land Inspect Contact

94 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough

Saturday April 20 at 11.00am 540 sqm Approx Thursday 5.00 - 5.30pm Saturday 11.00 - 11.30am Ashley Croall 0417 522 941

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VIEWBANK 8 Philippa Court

Brilliant Living in a Coveted Court This delightful family home in a quiet court a short walk from shops and primary, secondary and Catholic schools, provides comfortable living and the bonus of city views from a relaxing outdoor entertainment area. Four bedrooms, formal and casual living and two bathrooms deliver appealing family living. • Ducted heating and cooling and reverse cycle split system air con • Secure parking behind gated double carport • Garage with roll through door and workshop space, separate shed • Secure, child friendly backyard with cubby • Main bedroom with ensuite and dressing room/robe • Large laundry / utility room with plenty of storage

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Auction Land Inspect Contact

94 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough

Saturday April 9 at 11.00am 740 sqm Approx Thursday 6.00 - 6.30pm Saturday 12.00 - 12.30pm Ashley Croall 0417 522 941

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GREENSBOROUGH 10 Paraweena Court

Country Living in a Quiet Court A huge allotment, a quiet court location, school and shops close by and a nature reserve over the back fence all enhance the family appeal of this generously proportioned three bedroom home. With an expansive deck, study, two bathrooms and formal and informal living it delivers an enviable lifestyle. • Undercover parking for three cars • Extensive underhouse storage • Ducted heating, split system air conditioning • Brick feature walls • Relaxing views of parkland from elevated deck • Deep child friendly yard

Offers Close Land Inspect Contact

Monday May 2 at 7.00pm 1160 sqm Approx Wednesday 4.00 - 4.30pm Saturday 12.00 - 12.30pm Ashley Croall 0417 522 941

GREENSBOROUGH 19 Russell Street

Relax, Entertain, Enjoy With immaculate interior spaces complemented by a superb undercover outdoor zone and a deep shady rear yard, this enticing three bedroom home presents the perfect home buyers opportunity. An updated kitchen, family meals, sparkling bathroom and separate office/retreat put this at the top of the "must see´s". • Moments from primary school and park • Easy reach of Greensborough and Watsonia • Landscaped gardens • Gas heating • Polished boards • Garage/workshop

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Auction Land Inspect Contact

94 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough

Saturday April 16 at 11.00am 590 sqm Approx Wednesday 5.00 - 5.30pm Saturday 12.00 - 12.30pm Steve Thomson 0402 445 414

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DIAMOND CREEK 3 Fyffe Street

Perfectly Positioned, Effortless Living With its generous proportions and unbeatable location; moments from the station, shops and parks, this immaculate home offers a fantastic lifestyle opportunity. With two living areas, two new bathrooms, four double bedrooms and relaxing outdoor area, it provides perfectly positioned, effortless living. • Polished timber floors and new carpet • Kitchen with stainless steel range • 2nd living, bedroom and ensuite perfect for parents retreat • Garage with workshop space • Short walk to all amenities • Moments from Diamond Creek Reserve

Auction Land Inspect Contact

Saturday April 16 at 12.30pm 690 sqm Approx Thursday 6.00 - 6.30pm Saturday 1.00 - 1.30pm Steve Thomson 0402 445 414

ELTHAM NORTH 3 Progress Road

Brilliantly Situated Family Sized Home This three bedroom, two bathroom home just 200 metres from Blair Reserve provides an ideal entry point into the market. Set on a wide allotment and with formal living, family meals, kitchen with stainless steel appliances and study it offers expansive outdoor entertainment zone for relaxed, easy living. • Ensuite to main bedroom • Fully fenced for privacy with plenty of room for the kids to run around • Ducted heating and vacuum, evaporative cooling • Study large enough to use as extra living • Parquetry flooring • Easy reach of Eltham, Greensborough and St Helena for shopping

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Auction Land Inspect Contact

94 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough

This Saturday April 2 at 12.30pm 800 sqm approx Thursday 5.00 - 5.30pm Saturday from 12.00pm Daniel Leibowitz 0428 812 636 Darren Jones 0425 717 111

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ROSANNA 58 Waiora Road

Great Start, Ideal Investment, Ready To Redevelop This original home, central to Rosanna, Heidelberg, the Austin, Ivanhoe and Northland, provides a multitude of options for a wide range of buyers. Revive the original residence with a contemporary renovation and extension, build a dream home, or utilise the generous allotment for redevelopment (stca). • Wide frontage, easy rear access • Eat in kitchen with central bench • Fitted robes to both bedrooms • Carport plus extra off street parking • Polished boards, decorative ceilings, lead light and picture rails

ELTHAM 2/1238 Main Road

Auction Land Inspect Contact

This Saturday April 2 at 2.00pm 580 sqm Approx Thursday 5.00 - 5.30pm Saturday from 1.30pm Jen Crawford 0411 801 635

GREENSBOROUGH 1/19 Warwick Road

This immaculate townhouse offers a spacious interior combined with a choice of outdoor entertainment areas. Perfect for easy living, it comprises formal living, three bedrooms and modern kitchen overlooking family meals. Moments from local shops it will suit first home buyers and investors alike.

An easy walk from central Greensborough, this single level home delivers a perfect opportunity for first home buyers or investors. Its two bedrooms, spacious living, kitchen with meals and large private rear yard can be enjoyed as is; or maximize to its potential with a cosmetic makeover over time.

Auction

Offers Close Monday May 2 at 7.00pm

Saturday April 9 at 2.00pm

Inspect Contact

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Thursday 7.00 - 7.30pm Saturday 3.00 - 3.30pm James Park 0407 155 541

94 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough

Inspect Contact

Thursday 4.00 - 4.30pm Saturday 11.00 - 11.30am Daniel Leibowitz 0428 812 636

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Warrandyte North 232 Research-Warrandyte Road

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The Entertainer, Stunning Views Commanding breathtaking views of the Yarra River, Warrandyte Township and surrounds, this modern contemporary designed paradise, set on over half an acre, will blow you away with its wow factor. Boasting quality fixtures and fittings throughout, the home offers formal lounge/ dining, rumpus room, and open plan kitchen with meals and family room opening via bi-fold doors to a fabulous alfresco area complete with heated spa pool and cafĂŠ blinds for the idyllic evening BBQ. Extras include walking access to Yarra River and township, security electric gates, ducted heating, evap cooling, double remote garage, water tanks & landscaped gardens.

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Ivanhoe 9499 7992 115 Upper Heidelberg Road

Rosanna 9459 8111 131 Lower Plenty Road

Tue 12th April at 6pm (unless sold prior) ____________________________________ PRICE GUIDE $850,000 - $975,000 ____________________________________ Thur 7:15 - 7:45pm Sat 12:45 - 1:15pm ____________________________________ CONTACT Romeo Rigoni 0412 126 646 Tom Kurtschenko 0417 502 944 ____________________________________ INSPECT

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Lower Plenty 12 Rangeview Road

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Attention Developers / Renovators / Investors - 2775 m2 (approx) Located in thriving Lower Plenty is this multi-unit development opportunity (STCA) set on over 2775m2 (approx) of prime elevated Lower Plenty real estate. With an existing 4 bedroom plus rumpus residence, this property (currently let) offers a great rental return both long term or while you plan your future development. Boasting stunning views of the Dandenong Ranges, a 44.43 metre street frontage, and easy access to public transport, local schools, shopping, restaurants and cafes, ensures this property is the ideal future money maker for your portfolio. Top quality development opportunities in Lower Plenty don´t come along very often, so don´t miss out!

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Ivanhoe 9499 7992 115 Upper Heidelberg Road

Rosanna 9459 8111 131 Lower Plenty Road

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Romeo Rigoni 0412 126 646

Tom Kurtschenko 0417 502 944 ____________________________________


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Macleod 6 Strathallan Road

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Resort Style Living for the Whole Family on 1537m2 (approx) Set on an incredible 1537m2 (approx) double allotment and suitable for a multi-unit development (STCA), this impressive two storey family home comes complete with tennis court and heated indoor pool! The residence comprises 6 bedrooms (2 downstairs, en-suite & retreat), family lounge (OFP & A/C), 4 bathrooms, 2 en-suites, large open plan kitchen/dining/living area plus an enormous upstairs living area with wet bar. Features include landscaped alfresco dining areas, indoor heated pool with its own separate kitchen and bathroom, and your own floodlit tennis court! With hydronic heating, GDH, cooling, alarm plus 4 car garage, inspection is a must to appreciate!

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Ivanhoe 9499 7992 115 Upper Heidelberg Road

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Sat 10:15 - 10:45am ____________________________________ Aaron Silluzio 0414 422 299 Adrian Woods 0413 650 520 ____________________________________ CONTACT

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barryplant.com.au Eltham North 184 Progress Road

Alistair Knox Masterpiece This architecturally significant Alistair Knox family home, on 1494m2 (approx), has been lovingly crafted and offers 3 fantastic sized bedrooms, study, kitchen/ meals, sun-filled lounge/dining, spectacular garden aspect through floor-to-ceiling windows, OFP, vaulted timber ceilings, stunning slate floors and rustic features. A truly unique and inspirational property.

Macleod 55 McNamara Street Prime Victoria Cross Location on 1082m2 In the “Victoria Cross� estate is this large home or development site (STCA) on 1082m2 (approx) of land. Comprises entry hallway, formal lounge/dining, modern kitchen, 3 well-sized bedrooms (master with en-suite), family bathroom, laundry, large rear family/rumpus and study. Includes alarm, ducted vacuum & office / bungalow.

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Saturday 9th April at 11am ____________________________________ PRICE GUIDE $660,000 - $750,000 ____________________________________ Thur 6 - 6:30pm Sat 11:15 - 11:45am ____________________________________ INSPECT

CONTACT

Tom Kurtschenko 0417 502 944

Romeo Rigoni 0412 126 646 ____________________________________

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Davide Lettieri 0414 018 707

Sat 1 - 1:30pm ____________________________________ Kieran Whaley 0410 587 072 ____________________________________

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Doreen 17 Red Angus Crescent 5 Bedrooms and a Big Yard Displaying traditional character, an open plan, and great location near parklands, this unique 5 bedroom home, set on 792m² (approx), boasts a long list of features including 3 separate living areas, en-suite & WIR, spa-bath, stainless steel appliances, ducted heating, evaporative cooling and a double garage with roller access to a spacious rear yard.

Doreen 7 Burgan Street

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Sun 1:30 - 2pm ____________________________________ CONTACT John Heath 0404 003 194 ____________________________________

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Dominant Charm Filled with all the character and charm of yesteryear yet providing spacious modern living on 840m² (approx), this much loved home is a great offering. Providing three large bedrooms plus study, two bathrooms, powder room, three separate light-filled living areas and excellent covered outdoor entertaining, it will leave a lasting impression.

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Thur 5:45 - 6:15pm

Sat 11:45 - 12:15pm ____________________________________ CONTACT John Heath 0404 003 194 ____________________________________

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Eltham 10 Nathan Road

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32 Squares of Living (approx) Huge Family Home Set on a private 1345m2 (approx) allotment abutting parklands is this superbly proportioned family home designed with an emphasis on large scale living. Features include formal lounge/dining, large kitchen/meals, family room, outdoor deck, full en-suite to master bedroom, parents retreat, GDH, evap cooling, plus ducted vacuum.

Montmorency 4/102 Mountain View Road Stylish Entertainer - Low maintenance Lifestyle! Immaculately presented townhouse offering quality indoor/ outdoor living with spacious backyard and stunning alfresco for a true entertaining experience. The home provides light filled-living area, modern kitchen, three bedrooms (master with WIR & en-suite), family bathroom, powder room, GDH, evap cooling, plus remote garage.

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Tom Kurtschenko 0417 502 944

Sat 12:15 - 12:45pm ____________________________________ Lou Silluzio 0412 323 750 ____________________________________

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Tom Kurtschenko 0417 502 944

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Sat 10:15 - 10:45am ____________________________________ Romeo Rigoni 0412 126 646 ____________________________________


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Greensborough 24 Frances Avenue Pleasure Living! If leisure living and entertaining is important in your next home, then look here! Located in a tranquil location on an elevated corner block, this fabulous property has front and rear undercover decks, open living areas, plus the bonus of a stand-alone entertainment room complete with wet bar and the flexibility to suit many applications.

Rosanna 115 Hodgson Street Location, Location This picturesque and spacious BV home offers comfort and convenience within an easy walk to schools, Austin/ Mercy Hospitals, bus/train and shops. With potential to further enhance or extend this very comfortable family home, it includes lounge, kitchen with meals area, 3 good size bedrooms, sunroom, evap cooling, plus garage.

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Tue 19th April at 6pm (unless sold prior) ____________________________________ PRICE GUIDE $490,000 - $530,000 ____________________________________ INSPECT Sat 1 - 1:30pm ____________________________________ John Haley 0417 352 312

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Aaron Yeats 0400 067 024 ____________________________________

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Vince Saunders 0425 764 881

Sat 12 - 12:30pm ____________________________________ Daniel Italia 0423 337 281 ____________________________________

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Heidelberg 101 Buckingham Drive Unlimited Potential on Corner Allotment Situated on a corner block (600m2 approx) and providing elevated vistas over the district, this family home provides spacious living and dining, updated kitchen with meals area, north-facing rear yard and outdoor deck, family bathroom, separate laundry, GDH, plus double garage. Opportunity to update/extend or start again (STCA).

Heidelberg 8 Cartmell Street Edwardian Elegance in Central Heidelberg C1910 Presenting a rare opportunity to secure a grand period home on an elevated 700m2 (approx) allotment, overlooking Heidelberg Village. This proud Edwardian residence combines the generous proportions and rich detailing of its era with a light-filled contemporary extension embracing delightful north-facing rear gardens.

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Thur 4:15 - 4:45pm

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Adrian Woods 0413 650 520

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

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David Kelly 0410 426 311

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

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Heidelberg Heights 21/18-22 Bell Street Luxury Apartment with Views! In a boutique development, this superb apartment offers a magnificent blend of sophistication and luxury in a highly sought after location. The apartment features 2 great sized bedrooms (BIRs), lounge/dining, private balcony (views), stylish kitchen, separate bathroom, euro style laundry, heating, cooling, plus a secure basement car space.

Heidelberg Heights 77 Lloyd Street Here´s one for the Growing Family Offering more space on the inside than the Tardis, this delightfully presented family home is set on a 731m2 (approx) allotment in a sought after tree-lined street. Features include a huge formal living room, separate dining room, renovated kitchen, three bedrooms (main with en-suite), huge family room, plus rear courtyard.

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Adrian Woods 0413 650 520

Sat 11:45 - 12:15pm ____________________________________ Aaron Silluzio 0414 422 299 ____________________________________

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David Kelly 0410 426 311

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Heidelberg West 10 Brunei Crescent Single Level Living on 605m2 (approx) allotment This single level original home, set on a 605m2 (approx) block, is ideally suited for the first home buyer, investor or developer (STCA). Situated in a quiet sought-after and convenient locale, it comprises three bedrooms, lounge, kitchen/meals, deck and spacious backyard. It also offers easy access to the CBD via the Eastern Freeway.

Heidelberg West 31 Pacific Drive Affordable and Convenient Neat, tidy and ready to move straight into or rent out, this well maintained home is within easy reach of Austin Hospital, Northland shopping centre, schools and public transport. Sure to appeal to first home buyers and investors alike, features of the residence include lounge, kitchen with meals area, three bedrooms, bathroom, laundry and gas ducted heating. Don´t delay, call today!

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Sam Kocuk 0419 311 222

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

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David Kelly 0410 426 311

Sat 1 - 1:30pm __________________________ Zenya Wertheim 0421 964 366 __________________________

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Rosanna 183 Lower Plenty Road Vogue Styling in Convenient Location Wonderful use of space, style and flair, this immaculate home enjoys location, comfort and extended indoor-outdoor living. Features include landscaped gardens, open plan living with formal lounge (step up dining), up-to-the-minute kitchen (DW), near-new bathroom, alfresco area, quality fixtures and fittings, gas ducted heating, evaporative cooling, carport, garage, plus high front fence encompassing a secure front yard with deck.

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Sat 12 - 12:30pm __________________________ CONTACT Thomas Bechelli 0413 181 461 __________________________


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Doreen 11 Sunlander Way Quality Built, Affordable & Great Location Looking for a home that will give you a head start in life whilst offering you the space needed to ensure your living options are catered for? Discover this 3 bedroom home with 3 good sized living areas, just a short stroll to the Laurimar town centre. Features include master bedroom (en-suite and WIR), double garage (internal access), GDH, cooling, polished floorboards, SS appliances, 9ft ceilings, solar hot water, smart wiring, plus covered alfresco area.

Eltham 3/1152 Main Road One Year Young Presenting in modern contemporary style, embracing every luxury family requirement, this near-new townhouse is within walking distance to the heart of thriving Eltham. It boasts 3 double sized bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, modern kitchen with SS appliances and granite bench tops, spacious meals area, formal lounge opening to a private outdoor verandah, polished timber flooring, heating, cooling, remote garage, plus landscaped surrounds.

Eltham 9431 1222 1022 Main Road

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For Sale by Negotiation __________________________ PRICE GUIDE $390,000 - $430,000 __________________________ Thur 4 - 4:30pm

INSPECT

Sat 12 - 12:30pm __________________________ CONTACT Pina Kara 0415 911 437 __________________________

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Tue 12th April at 6pm (unless sold prior) __________________________ PRICE GUIDE $550,000 - $600,000 __________________________ INSPECT Sat 11:45 - 12:15pm __________________________ Romeo Rigoni 0412 126 646 Tom Kurtschenko 0417 502 944 __________________________ CONTACT

Ivanhoe 9499 7992 115 Upper Heidelberg Road

Eltham 4 Thomas Street Well Positioned, Botanical Oasis! An opportunity to retreat to a character-filled home in the peaceful surrounds of your own botanical gardens. Comprising 3 bedrooms, bathroom, and multiple outdoor living areas (including a large patio above the double garage and rear paved courtyard) that provide outstanding spaces to entertain, features include GDH, polished hardwood floors, double garage plus workshop, water tank, and a large cubby house, all on 836m2 (approx) of land.

Greensborough 36/265 Para Road City Living comes to Greensborough The Gateway Apartments set the benchmark for apartment living in Greensborough. Shop at your leisure, indulge in the many eateries, cross the road to take the train into town for work or play, raise a sweat in the on site gym...it´s all at your finger tips. Balcony access from the living room and main bedroom, Blanco SS appliances in the open plan kitchen along with split system A/C and secure undercover parking lead a long list of inclusions.

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Tue 19th April at 6pm (unless sold prior) __________________________ PRICE GUIDE $500,000 - $550,000 __________________________ INSPECT Sat 10:30 - 11am __________________________ Aaron Yeats 0400 067 024

CONTACT

John Haley 0417 352 312 __________________________

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Thur 5:30 - 6pm

CONTACT

Leigh Pridham 0412 470 040

Sat 10 - 10:30am __________________________ Kim Jarvie-Pridham 0412 237 123 __________________________

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Diamond Creek 4 Victoria Street A Home for all Seasons in a Central Location This well maintained home will make it easy for you to fit right in. You will love the convenience, just a short walk to schools, shops, train & bus. New carpet, good sized bedrooms, generous in living with lounge/dining with gas log fire, separate family room & a great BBQ retreat which allows the family to entertain through rain, hail or shine.

St Helena 28 Lesay Drive Family Friendly - In the Zone This fantastic family home has a floor plan allowing plenty of room for the whole family including lounge/dining, separate kitchen/meals, large family room & study or 4th bedroom. The undercover entertaining area allows you to enjoy a BBQ with friends while watching the children play in the large backyard & there is even room for a pool.

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Saturday 12.00 - 12.30pm

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

Justin Booth 0417 034 369

Photo ID Required ____________________________________ Bri McIntyre 0433 634 594 ____________________________________ MEL REF 11 H9 ____________________________________

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Diamond Creek 1 Fulton Close

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Comfortable Family Living Starts Here! Light, bright & inviting this fantastic family home is with in walking distance to schools, shops & transport. The spacious kitchen & family/meals area flows out into the undercover entertaining area with spa & landscaped gardens to enjoy while you entertain family & friends. Selling in conjunction with Ian Reid Vendor Advocacy.

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Saturday 2.00 - 2.30pm

CONTACT

Bri McIntyre 0433 634 594

Photo ID Required ____________________________________ Peter Koiker 0418 382 959 ____________________________________ MEL REF 12 B3 ____________________________________

Diamond Creek 9438 1133 62c Main Hurstbridge Road

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45/123 Main Rd, Lower Plenty Avail Apr 9 $300PW 1 bedroom apartment with robes, lounge/dining, kitchen with dishwasher, bathroom, laundry and access to gym. Contact Sarah 6/3 Edgar St, Heidelberg Avail NOW $320PW 2 bedroom, double storey, town-house with BIRs, lounge/dining, gas heating, private court yard and a single garage. Contact Bill.S 1 Andrew St, Heidelberg Avail Apr 4 $330PW 3 bedroom home with lounge, dining, kitchen, D/H, A/C, shed and gardener incl. No Pets. 6 MONTH LEASE ONLY. Contact Meaghan 2/600 Upper H’Berg Rd, H’Berg Avail NOW $330PW Spacious 2 bedroom unit with BIRs, lounge/dining, bathroom, ducted heating, outside decking and single garage. Contact Joshua 3 Ambon Crt, H’Berg Heights Avail Apr 4 $330PW Revonated 3 bedroom home with kitchen, living, bathroom, lounge, two toilets and secure rear yard. Pets allowed. Contact Meaghan 1/57 Swanston St, H’Berg Hgts Avail NOW $330PW Refurbished 2 Bedroom home with lounge, kitchen/meals, laundry, PFBs, D/H, A/C & single garage. Gardener incl. Contact Meaghan 133 Rosanna Rd, Rosanna Avail NOW $340PW 3 bedroom home with renovated kitchen & bathroom, lounge/ dining area, PFBs, D/H, A/C & a single car garage. Contact Jacqui 4/39-41 Arthur St, Eltham Avail NOW $350PW 2 bedroom unit with living, kitchen/meals, S/S appl, bathroom, powder room, laundry, alarm system and single garage. Contact Di 121 Rosanna Rd, Rosanna Avail NOW $350PW 3 bedroom home with robes, updated kicthen and bathroom, loung/dining, ducted heating and a large back yard. Contact Sarah 4/97 Rosanna Rd, Rosanna Avail NOW $350PW Large 3 bedroom town-house with BIRs, 2 bathrooms, kitchen/ meals, gas heating, sep laundry and single carport. Contact Jacqui

15 Mangan St, Bulleen Avail NOW $370PW 3 bedroom home with BIRs, lounge/dining, kitchen with D/W, bathroom, A/C, D/H, shed and out door entertaining. Contact Bill.S 14 Brougham St, Eltham Avail NOW $370PW 3 bedroom home with living, kitchen with D/W, D/H, A/C, outdoor decking, triple garage and shed. Gardener included. Contact Bill.D 1,2,3/71 Lloyd St, H’Berg Hgts Avail NOW $395PW New double storey town-house with BIRs, living, kitchen/meals, stainless steel appl, D/W, D/H and a single garage. Contact Joshua 50 Torbay St, Macleod Avail NOW $395PW Large 4 bedroom home with lounge/dining, bathroom, kitchen with D/W, D/H, evaporative cooling and single carport. Contact Jacqui 6C Dobson Rd, Montmorency Avail NOW $400PW 3 Bedroom, double storey, town-house with robes, ensuite, kitchen, s/s appliances, D/W, D/H, A/C and a single car garage. Contact Di 4,8/147 Waiora Rd, H’Berg Hgts Avail NOW $410PW Double storey 2 bedroom t-house, living, kitchen/meals, S/S appl, laundry, PFBs, heating, cooling & single car garage. Contact Bill.S 70 Looker Rd, Montmorency Avail NOW $410PW 3 Bedroom home with ensuite, robes, polished floor boards, kitchen with dishwasher, study, lounge, signle carport and shed. Contact Di 53 Manatunga Cct, G’Borough Avail Apr 16 $550PW 5 bedroom home, ensuite, living, kitchen/meals, family, rumpus, cellar, ducted heating, A/C and double car garage. Contcat Jacqui 41 Valias St, Warrandyte Avail NOW $650PW 3 bedroom home with ensuite, study, timber flooring, kitchen with D/W, A/C, water tanks and outdoor entertaining. Contact Sarah 6 Cleveland Crt, Lower Plenty Avail NOW $1875PW 5 bedroom home with 2 ensuites, lounge OFP, dining, family, sunroom, PFBs, rumpus, gym, pool and guest house. Contact Sarah

2/10-14 Simms Rd, G’Borough Avail NOW $10,000PA 2 suites, 30sqm(approx), lunch room, toilets, alarm, 2 car parks. Rental figure does not include GST and outgoings. Contact Joshua 262 Lower Plenty Rd, Rosanna Avail NOW $14,000PA Shop front approx 96sqm floor space including a toilet and sink. Rental figure does not include GST and outgoings. Contact Joshua 1 Ellesmere Parade, Rosanna NOW $15,913.68PA 100sqm (approx) floor space, reception, foyer, 3 offices, kit/lunch room & toilets. Figure excludes GST and outgoings. Contact Joshua 5/10-18 Arthur St, Eltham Avail NOW $16,000PA Retail shop 63sqm approx. Kitchenette and lunchroom area, ample parking. Rental figure excludes GST and outgoings. Contact Joshua 2 Lambourn Rd, Watsonia Avail NOW $20,000PA Suite 1/1st floor 100sqm office, reception, board room, htg & cool, kitchen & toilets. Figure excludes GST & Outgoings. Contact Joshua 2/67 Beard St, Eltham Avail NOW $22,400PA Refurbished shop front 70sqm (approx) floor space, toilet, two sinks and ample parking. Excludes outgoings and 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 54 Lwr H’Berg Rd, Ivanhoe East Avail NOW $30,000PA 150sqm (approx) floor space, showroom, 2 offices, kicthen and bathroom. Rental figure excludes GST or outgoings. Contact Joshua 2 Lambourne Rd, Watsonia Avail NOW $60,000PA Modern 233sqm double storey office suite. 4 offices, reception, board room. Figure excludes GST and outgoings. Contact Joshua

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

Sarah Craigie 0409 945 774

Bill Diamantopoulos 0431 401 720

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IVANHOE EAST 54 Streeton Crescent ELEGANT HERITAGE-INSPIRED ENTERTAINER A picturesque property rich in history located where the famous Heidelberg School artists found inspiration; this remarkable

Auction:

Saturday 9th April at 3pm

family residence continues the tradition utilizing colonial materials on a wonderful all-seasons garden allotment. Original

ESR

$2,050,000-$2,250,000

Hawthorn bricks, Welsh slate and marble OFP frame this French provincial inspired residence that is warm and gracious geared

Inspect

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

for indoor/outdoor family living and entertaining. Affords four bedrooms, two studies, three bathrooms (ensuite), elegant sitting room, dining room, family area, games room with convict brick wet bar, efficient kitchen, ducted heating, air-con, crystal chandeliers, deep IG pool, paved alfresco area and auto DLUG. Scope to further update if desired. Land 1365m2 approx.

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Sat 2.00pm-2.30pm Contact

Stewart Oldmeadow 0412 119 277 Brad Pearce 0409 679 414

IVANHOE 9497 3222 143 Upper Heidelberg Road


AU SA CT TU ION R T D H AY IS IVANHOE 18 Toora Street ICONIC FAMILY LIFESTYLE VISION A distinguished vision of Ivanhoe past on a substantial north-facing rear allotment; ´Greythorn´ c1921 retains its warm, heritage

Auction:

Saturday 2nd April at 2pm

character combined with modern enhancement. This craftsman-built Californian bungalow of eight principal rooms exudes

ESR

$1,450,000-$1,550,000

consummate quality with polished timber finishes gracing impressive spaces over two levels overlooking landscaped gardens.

Inspect

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

Includes huge entrance patio, magnificent staircase foyer, four bedrooms (or three and study), rumpus room, formal sitting room

Land

880m2 approx.

(OFP), dining room, family room, modern kitchen with scullery, two bathrooms (main spa bath), cellar, ducted heating & vacuum,

Contact

Damien Carter 0438 850 166

air-conditioning, alarm, leadlight, bluestone paved alfresco area, fish pond, huge carport, workshop and garage.

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James Davis 0405 687 817

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IVANHOE 1A Latham Street DREAM DIMENSIONS, DESIGNER DOMAIN A stunning new state-of-the art Fairy Hills domain designed for sophisticated, easy living; this compelling contemporary

Auction:

Saturday 16th April at 1pm

residence is a consummate entertainer in a sublime position. A massive four-car auto garage, computerized security and zoned

ESR

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

heating/cooling complement this brilliant multi-level residence defined by stylish light-filled interior spaces, luxurious finishes and

Inspect

Wed 1.30pm-2.00pm, Thu 6.45pm-7.15pm,

floorplan flexibility. Boasts three robed bedrooms with three marble-lined ensuites, expansive living and dining zone with towering ceiling opening to huge alfresco entertainment terrace with views, lounge/gym or home office, study area, premium Miele kitchen with pantry, powder room, laundry, cellar/storage, gas log heater, video intercom and sunny courtyard garden.

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Sat 3.00pm-3.30pm Contact

Stewart Oldmeadow 0412 119 277 Damien Carter 0438 850 166

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IVANHOE 5 Ivanhoe Parade CENTRAL, QUIET & COMMANDING VICTORIAN At the exclusive cul-de-sac end of the parade is a truly rare opportunity in an English tree setting to secure this superb

Auction:

Saturday 9th April at 12pm

tuckpointed brick Victorian and do what the locals do, hold it tight for over 40 years and enjoy! Blending fine heritage character

ESR

$1,020,000-$1,080,000

and previous architect-designed extension; lifestyle convenience, comfort and quality is paramount with this double-fronted

Inspect

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

residence c1890 featuring private garden and auto garage. An arched hallway leads to three bedrooms with BIRs, splendid

Land

452m2 approx.

lounge (gas fireplace), modern living (wood heater) overlooking garden-set entertainment patio, casual dining, kitchen with Ilve

Contact

James Davis 0405 687 817

stove and bathroom, ducted heating, and open fire-places.

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HEIDELBERG 6 Mortimer Street 180° MOUNTAIN VIEW, 919M² BLOCK, 1 CHANCE! The most remarkable rear panorama sweeping across the ranges is a rare reward afforded by this superbly-built family

Auction:

Saturday 16th April at 2pm

residence occupying a substantial 919m² allotment (approx) with ROW high on Heidelberg Hill. A unique home of substance

ESR

$950,000-$1,045,000

and solidity retaining its original character and charm; consider the possibilities and create the perfect lifestyle with the most

Inspect

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

amazing views. A wide entry hall leads to three large bedrooms (desks, BIRs, one with ensuite, one adjoining study), central

Land

919m2 approx

cedar bathroom, dining area, family room (OFP) opening to spectacular terrace, sun room, functional kitchen, ducted heating,

Contact

Peter Scott 0459 223 994

evaporative cooling, two carports and open garden.

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ROSANNA 43 Grandview Grove DREAM DIMENSIONS, OUTSTANDING OUTLOOK On an extensive 247ft deep allotment, you will be thinking 24/7 about the significant opportunity presented by this delightful

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Saturday 16th April at 11am

home. And at 60ft wide, you will be planning that dream project in your sleep! A rare opening between Invermay and Darvall;

ESR

$950,000-$1,045,000

this character-filled three bedroom home is superbly elevated to enjoy those grand views to the distant ranges while opening out

Inspect

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

to the rear where the backyard just seems to go on forever. There is no better position to make the most of such an

Land

1380m2 approx.

extraordinarily large block and sub-divide/develop (STCA) to take full advantage of the dimensions and the outlook.

Contact

Greg Taylor 0409 090 611

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MACLEOD 54 Sugarloaf Drive A CLASS ABOVE! A contemporary family lifestyle sanctuary, this stunning as-new executive residence from award-winning Bellemore Homes

Auction:

Saturday 9th April at 2pm

boasts stylish spaces, excellent features, luxury finishes and a spectacular sweeping uninterrupted panorama of the mountains.

Inspect

Wed 6.00pm-6.30pm, Sat 11.00am-

A consummate entertainer, indulge in a sophisticated family environment in a highly-coveted locale just minutes to amenities. Affords five robed bedrooms (parents retreat with ensuite), smart lounge room, flexible upstairs rumpus, flowing living and dining areas to wonderful elevated deck, gourmet kitchen with European appliances and butler´s pantry (2nd cooktop), bath/powder

11.30am Contact

Peter Scott 0459 223 994 Paul Carbone 0418 541 169

rooms, heating/cooling, alarm, ducted vacuum, solar hot water and double auto garage.

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IVANHOE 24 Carn Avenue

For Sale

ENCHANTING ENTERTAINER IN ELITE LOCALE

ESR

$1,700,000-$1,800,000

Inspect

Thu 2.30pm-3.00pm, Sat 1.00pm-1.30pm

Land

890m2 approx.

Contact

Greg Taylor 0409 090 611

IVANHOE EAST 29 Burke Road North

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Saturday 2nd April at 1pm

ENVIABLE ENTRY ON LARGE FAMILY ALLOTMENT

ESR

$830,000-$890,000

Inspect

Thu 2.30pm-3.00pm, Sat 12.30pm-1.00pm

Nestled in the exclusive cul-de-sac end highly-prized for its sense of seclusion and serenity; this picturesque 4/5BR residence is perfectly positioned for excellent views and alfresco entertaining by a path that leads down to Eaglemont Village. Includes 3 bathrooms, potential selfcontained retreat, elevated terrace, covered BBQ area, solar-heated pool, lounge, family room, lounge/meals area, timber kitchen, study,

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downstairs rumpus, ducted heating/cooling, alarm and carport. Enviably located near private schools, parks and transport.

Take this excellent opportunity in the prestigious Ivanhoe East market and establish an excellent lifestyle near Yarra River parklands. With easy access parking and double auto garage, this superb brick residence has evolved to afford a range of quality conveniences throughout a flexible floorplan and open to a private elevated alfresco deck. Includes 3BR, rumpus or 4th bedroom, formal lounge (OFP) and dining areas, family

Land

872m2 approx.

Contact

Stewart Oldmeadow 0412 119 277

room, Bosch-equipped kitchen (dual drawer dishwasher), vestibule/study, large bathroom, Euro. laundry, subfloor cellar, ducted heating.

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IVANHOE 3/157 Maltravers Road

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Saturday 9th April at 12pm

EASY IVANHOE AT ITS MOST INSPIRING

ESR

$650,000-$700,000

Inspect

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

Contact

Peter Scott 0459 223 994

Walk to all of Ivanhoe´s blue chip amenities from the leafy, low-maintenance surroundings of this exceptional 3BR townhouse that´s superbly renovated boasting own established garden frontage. The highly-coveted plane tree environs are an uplifting invitation to enjoy the generous

Stewart Oldmeadow 0412 119 277

open spaces, modern conveniences, granite kitchen with European appliances, gorgeous garden vistas and large courtyard garden of this delightful home with lock-up garage. Downsizers, and first-home buyers need look no further - it’s all right here near village shopping.

EAGLEMONT 12/110 Maltravers Road

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Saturday 16th April at 11am

MODERNIST SENSATION, STYLISH RENOVATION

ESR

$485,000-$530,000

Inspect

Wed 6.00pm-6.30pm, Sat 3.45pm-4.15pm

A green garden aspect from an elevated rear position ensures that this brilliantly renovated 3BR first floor apartment is the perfect ´Green Mount Court´ grab for low-maintenance living with style. Sympathetic contemporary enhancement to wonderful older-style spaces complements balcony, northerly orientation, sun-drenched living and dining, kitchen with European appliances, smart bathroom, laundry, heating/cooling,

Contact

Stewart Oldmeadow 0412 119 277 James Davis 0405 687 817

covered parking on title. Enviably positioned near Eaglemont and Ivanhoe Villages, parkland, trains and schools.

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IVANHOE 24 Valentine Street

Auction:

Saturday 9th April at 11am

FOR THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFESTYLE

ESR

$890,000-$950,000

Inspect

Thu 4.30pm-5.00pm, Sat 10.00am-10.30am

Land

574m2 approx.

Contact

James Davis 0405 687 817

IVANHOE 2/60 Locksley Road

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Saturday 16th April at 12pm

LUXURIOUSLY LARGE LOW-MAINTENANCE LIVING

ESR

$800,000-$850,000

Inspect

Wed 2.30pm-3.00pm, Sat 3.00pm-3.30pm

Contact

Helen Witchell 0413 741 158

This attractive 3BR California bungalow features sizable north-facing rear garden at the highly-coveted cul-de-sac end in a central Ivanhoe locale. Immediately enjoy while considering the powerful potential to further enhance on a 574m² allotment (approx). Living room, large dining (OFP), sitting area, meals, kitchen with stainless-steel cooktop, two bathrooms, ducted heating, deck, OSP. Near schools, shopping, aquatic centre, park, transport.

Downsize without compromising on space, features or position with this substantial freestanding home (own title, 1 of just 2) soaking up serenity and northern sunshine in a secluded rear position. A spacious, elegantly presented interior is superbly appointed for an outstanding lifestyle flowing to private garden and covered entertainment decking. This single-level home affords 3BR (main with ensuite), living room, dining area, kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, bathroom, laundry, ducted heating, evaporative cooling, vacuum, carpet, and double auto garage.

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HEIDELBERG 44 Barkly Place

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Saturday 16th April at 12pm

LANDMARK DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY

ESR

$650,000-$700,000

Inspect

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

Land

625m2 approx.

ranges. Seize the opportunity and create one of Banyule´s best developments in a lifestyle location.

Contact

Stewart Oldmeadow 0412 119 277

HEIDELBERG 4/106 Brown Street

Auction:

Saturday 16th April at 11am

GREAT GARDEN VILLA WITH VIEWS!

ESR

$410,000-$450,000

Inspect

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

Contact

Paul Carbone 0418 541 169

A significant opening, this charming 2BR and study home on Heidelberg Hill by Burgundy Street, parkland and major hospitals is set in a high density zone inviting multiple unit development (STCA). Level 625m² allotment with north-facing rear features spectacular sweeping views of the

Superb 2BR villa unit secluded behind large private garden and enjoying uninterrupted Heidelberg Hill views to the ranges. Rear courtyard, twocar OSP (single LUG), light and airy living and dining area under a towering cathedral ceiling, excellent kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, central bathroom, ducted heating, air-conditioning and polished floorboards. Walk to Burgundy Street, hospitals and trains.

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HEIDELBERG 1/556 Upper Heidelberg Road

Auction:

Saturday 16th April at 12pm

SECURE & STYLISH HILLTOP HAVEN

ESR

$580,000-$630,000

Inspect

Thu 2.30pm-3.00pm, Sat 3.00pm-3.30pm

Contact

Sue Lacey 0412 898 202

Superbly designed incorporating contemporary style and open-plan space, this brilliant townhouse with 3 quiet BRs and 2 bathrooms on Heidelberg Hill is secluded and secured behind remote-control gates while opening to a large balcony boasting ranges views. Enjoy an easy,

Brad Pearce 0409 679 414

low-maintenance lifestyle featuring alarm, central heating, air-conditioning, vacuum, granite finishes and double auto garage. Near Burgundy

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Street, hospitals and parkland.

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HEIDELBERG 57 Hodgson Street

Auction:

Saturday 2nd April at 12pm

FAMILY FOCUSED HILLTOP HAVEN

ESR

$790,000-$850,000

Inspect

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

Land

669m2 approx.

Contact

Sue Lacey 0412 898 202

Past and present merge perfectly together to provide a discerning family with a wonderful future in this superbly zoned residence. Highlighted by an excellent renovation, covered entertainment deck and secluded rear garden; fabulous proximity to facilities complement a spacious layout comprising four bedrooms (downstairs main with ensuite), study area, large lounge, family living and dining, big kitchen featuring stainless-steel appliances, two further bathrooms, ducted heating, alarm, polished floorboards, east/west district views, quality windows and lock-up garage.

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MACLEOD 3/42 Stewart Terrace

Auction:

Saturday 2nd April at 1pm

SUPERB SENSE OF STYLE & SPACE

ESR

$460,000-$500,000

Inspect

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

Contact

Brad Pearce 0409 679 414

Secluded to the rear of a block of just three, a pretty garden setting precedes a perfectly private low-maintenance domain where this fabulous villa unit opens to a large entertainers´ courtyard garden. A brilliant layout enhanced by ducted heating, evaporative cooling and polished

John Levingston 0410 978 144

parquetry flooring includes three double bedrooms (BIRs), open-plan living/dining area with high ceiling, kitchen featuring stainless-steel appliances and walk-in pantry, bright bathroom, laundry and lock-up garage (internal access).

IVANHOE 7/45 St Elmo Road

Auction:

Saturday 16th April at 12pm

SECURE, TWO BEDROOM & RENOVATED!

ESR

$365,000-$390,000

Inspect

Thu 3.30pm-4.00pm, Sat 3.45pm-4.15pm

Contact

James Davis 0405 687 817

A quiet rear position and a hot location are certain to spark great interest in this fabulous first floor apartment inviting an effortless lifestyle for downsizers, first-home buyers and astute investors. Includes covered off-street parking on title, fresh carpets, panel heating and a bright modern ambience add to the appeal of this apartment offering two sizable bedrooms with built-in robes, generous living/dining room with servery, kitchen and meals area, bright bathroom and laundry.

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ROSANNA 99 Beverley Road

Auction:

Saturday 16th April at 1pm

THE FUTURE IS HERE WITH YOUR FAMILY

ESR

$880,000-$920,000

Inspect

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

A high order renovation has created a first class environment for family-focused living and entertaining with this excellent two-level residence enjoying views to the ranges. This zoned, as-new family home features four fitted bedrooms including downstairs main with ensuite and upstairs children´s wing with rumpus and bathroom. Also offers spacious family living/dining (gas log heater), premium stone kitchen with European

Land

680m2 approx.

Contact

Paul Carbone 0418 541 169 Brad Pearce 0409 679 414

appliances, heating/cooling, CAT5, Spotted Gum floors, huge covered alfresco deck with fan, 3500l rain tank and lock-up garage.

ROSANNA 118 Mountain View Parade

For Sale

FINE FUTURE OUTLOOK IN LOFTY LOCATION

ESR

$700,000-$750,000

Inspect

Sat 1.00pm-1.30pm

Land

794m2 approx.

The huge backyard of this classic long-held home provides outstanding inspiration for future improvements to the 794m² site (approx). A coveted family-oriented location complements the superb opportunity presented by this single-level brick home. An immaculate, original interior offers three generous bedrooms, BIRs, study or 4th bedroom, living room, gas kitchen and meals area, central bathroom, big laundry, gas heating, alfresco entertaining area and carport. Comfortable as is with exciting scope to renovate/extend, rebuild or develop (STCA).

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Brad Pearce 0409 679 414 Paul Carbone 0418 541 169

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VIEWBANK 18 Somerset Drive

Auction:

Saturday 9th April at 2pm

EXCEPTIONAL ENTERTAINER ON THE PARK

ESR

$700,000-$770,000

Inspect

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

Contact

Sue Lacey 0412 898 202

This outstanding 4BR family residence graces Viewbank´s most exclusive parkland pocket directly accessing and overlooking Banyule Native Gardens. Features vast covered deck, study area, lounge/home cinema, family living/dining, excellent kitchen (European stove, dual-drawer

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dishwasher), family bathroom, laundry, ducted heating, evaporative cooling, air-conditioners, good storage, raintank and double carport. An idyllic position in the Viewbank College zone!

VIEWBANK 253 Banyule Road

Auction:

Saturday 16th April at 2pm

FAMILY LIFESTYLE EXCELLENCE

ESR

$760,000-$830,000

Inspect

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

A stunning transformation of superior quality and style gives this outstanding Display home style 4BR residence a successful edge in first-class family living and entertaining. Nestled on the corner of Walker Court boasting north-facing rear garden; this remarkable elevated home overlooks Banyule Native Gardens and wetlands moments to schools, shopping and transport. Enhanced by huge sun drenched deck, DLUG, lounge/

Contact

Helen Witchell 0413 741 158 Brad Pearce 0409 679 414

dining, living, versatile rumpus/games/home cinema, study area, gourmet kitchen.

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VIEWBANK 9 Nobel Street

Auction:

Saturday 9th April at 1pm

WHERE FAMILY LIVING IS CENTRAL

ESR

$580,000-$620,000

Inspect

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

Contact

Paul Carbone 0418 541 169

VIEWBANK 8 Quamby Court

Auction:

Saturday 2nd April at 2pm

QUALITY LIFESTYLE IN COUNTRY SETTING

ESR

$700,000-$750,000

Inspect

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

Contact

Paul Carbone 0418 541 169

Positioned to please for a fabulous family lifestyle, this superb 3BR and study residence couldn´t be more centrally located within just a few minutes´ walk to primary and secondary schools, Price Park, Viewbank Reserve and buses. Elevated in a garden setting with much-preferred north-facing backyard; quality features highlight the bright interior including video intercom, alarm, evaporative cooling, ducted heating. Also

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offers paved alfresco entertainment area, under-house storage and secured double carport.

A family entertainer enjoying a serene rural outlook to the horizon featuring horses and no houses; this wonderful 4BR, 2 bathroom corner residence is superbly appointed for modern living excellence near quality schools, transport and shopping. Elevated opposite parkland and the Plenty River Trail; generous family accommodation is enhanced by central heating, evaporative cooling, vacuum, speaker system and decking.

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VIEWBANK 52 Castleton Road

Auction:

Saturday 16th April at 1pm

IMMACULATE, INVITING, INTEGRAL

ESR

$550,000-$600,000

Inspect

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

Flawless presentation and complete comfort define the immediate lifestyle appeal of this immaculate 3BR (BIR), residence on a generous

Land

643m2 approx.

Contact

Greg Taylor 0409 090 611

HEIDELBERG WEST 29 Coomalie Cresent

Auction:

Saturday 16th April at 11am

LAND TO LAUNCH A SUCCESSFUL FUTURE

ESR

$510,000-$550,000

Inspect

Thu 3.30pm-4.00pm, Sat 2.00pm-2.30pm

Land

660m2 approx.

Contact

Peter Scott 0459 223 994

garden allotment. Meticulously maintained and instantly inviting with excellent potential for further improvements when ready. Metres to parkland and schools, includes sunny living and dining room, fully-appointed kitchen, segmented bath and shower rooms, central heating, airconditioning, powered workshed and 2-car carport.

Blessed with wide frontage and big 660m² block (approx), change course on convenient Coomalie Crescent and direct this long-held property successfully into the future. This charming home is offered for the first time in more than 60 years and is superbly sited on a large, level allotment representing an outstanding opportunity to subdivide (STCA). Create the project of your dreams, invest or occupy and capitalize on an increasingly popular location when ready. Includes three bedrooms, living room, kitchen/meals, bathroom, laundry and double garage.

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HEIDELBERG HEIGHTS 11 Disney Street

Auction:

Saturday 2nd April at 12pm

STEP AHEAD AT THE STARTING POST

ESR

$500,000-$540,000

Inspect

Thu 6.00pm-6.30pm, Sat 11.30am-12.00pm

Land

581m2 approx.

Contact

John Levingston 0410 978 144

Modernized and made comfortable for current day living, this delightful residence c1936 offered inside and out in the child-friendly gardens. Nestled on a level 581m² allotment (approx) in a well regarded street; the warm and welcoming interior with polished timber floors and windows includes a three bedroom floorplan complemented by split-system heating/cooling. This appealing home with further scope also offers north-

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facing living room, kitchen with new Blanco stove, large meals area, central bathroom, laundry and ample OSP.

HEIDELBERG HEIGHTS 12 Thames Street

Auction:

Saturday 9th April at 11am

THE ADDRESS TO INVEST OR OCCUPY

ESR

$570,000-$590,000

Inspect

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

Contact

Helen Witchell 0413 741 158

As if perfectly designed to fit the location, this excellent 3BR residence with 2 separate bathrooms and a spacious north facing courtyard with the ideal floorplan and features to match the fabulous lifestyle minutes to major hospitals and Burgundy Street. Entertain on the sunny alfresco patio via open-plan living and dining adjoining large fully appointed kitchen, ducted heating, alarm system, three air-conditioners, polished hardwood floors, feature walls and remote-control two-way garage.

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HEIDELBERG HEIGHTS 119 Edwin Street

Auction:

Saturday 9th April at 12pm

WHICHEVER WAY YOU LOOK IT´S WIN-WIN!

ESR

$560,000-$610,000

Inspect

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

Land

664m2 approx.

Contact

Helen Witchell 0413 741 158

Charming 2BR timber home on a generous 664m² level allotment (approx) with wide east facing frontage provides an irresistible invitation close to Burgundy Street, trains, hospitals, schools and James Reserve. Living room (OFP), dining, family room, kitchen, central bathroom, ducted heating, bungalow and side garage. An exceptional opportunity to renovate, invest, rebuild or develop (STCA).

HEIDELBERG 4/77 Yarra Street ACQUIRE WHAT YOU TRULY DESIRE! Quite probably the best investment or first-home opportunity currently available in this highly-coveted area; have a look then have a go at this fabulous 2BR apartment brimming with benefits for the astute buyer. Situated quietly to the rear of a compact block, this ground floor apartment enjoys older-style proportions and immaculate presentation near cafés, shops, park, hospitals and train. For Sale ESR: Inspect: Contact:

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$400,000-$440,000 Sat 10.00am-10.30am Helen Witchell 0413 741 158

EAGLEMONT 7/60 Alandale Road CONVENIENT & COMPACT IN VILLAGE PRECINCT Discover a well kept secret in desirable single-level living with this most appealing 2BR villa unit quietly tucked away in a coveted position just a short, easy stroll to the delights of Eaglemont village. A blue ribbon investment and ideal downsizing opportunity presented in immaculate original condition with potential to improve. North courtyard garden, a/c, ducted heating, LUG. Auction:

Saturday 9th April at 1pm

ESR:

$530,000-$560,000

Inspect:

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

Contact:

Peter Scott 0459 223 994

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IVANHOE 3 Surrey Court RARE CHANCE TO REDEFINE A CLASSIC Long secluded at the head of an exclusive cul-de-sac; reveal all of the charms of this blonde brick beauty then create some of your own Beaumont Estate magic. This charming 3BR Modernist home is nestled on a deceptively spacious allotment offering outstanding potential to tastefully improve close to shopping, grammar schools, transport and hospitals. $935,000 Sat 3.45pm-4.15pm Helen Witchell 0413 741 158 Keith Oldmeadow 0409 858 786

CAST YOUR NET WIDE! Broaden your outlook on the future with this appealing 3BR, 2 bathroom home soaking up abundant north rear light from a highly coveted position in a quiet cul-de-sac. Extra wide frontage provides a warm welcome inviting first-home buyers, renovators and builders to explore all of the options. Auction:

Saturday 16th April at 11am

ESR:

$790,000-$850,000

Inspect:

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

Contact:

James Davis 0405 687 817 Damien Carter 0438 850 166

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For Sale ESR: Inspect: Contact:

IVANHOE 2 Edward Court

IVANHOE EAST 1/176 Lower Heidelberg Road

IVANHOE 1/4 Noel Street

GET YOUR FILL OF LIFESTYLE CONVENIENCE

EASY LIVING, EXCELLENT LOCATION

Impressive 2BR apartment located in an incredibly central position. Set behind north-facing garden, this

Quality built boasting large proportions, impeccable presentation and lovely garden surroundings; be in

ground floor apartment with fabulous retro feel represents an excellent owner-occupier opportunity or

the best position possible to desirably downsize in an incredibly central locale with this meticulously

superb investment. Two car spaces on title (one covered).

maintained 2BR, 2 bathroom villa unit. Preferred northerly orientation, double remote control garage with

Auction:

Saturday 9th April at 11am

internal access, ducted heating and fabulous garden courtyard.

ESR:

$370,000-$410,000

Auction:

Inspect:

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

ESR:

$630,000-$690,000

Contact:

Brad Pearce 0409 679 414

Inspect:

Thu 1.30pm-2.00pm, Sat 10.30am-11.00am

Contact:

Helen Witchell 0413 741 158

Sue Lacey 0412 898 202

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ROSANNA 8 Miriam Street

ROSANNA 6/40 Lower Plenty Road

TIMELESS APPEAL, TANTALISING PROSPECTS

MODERNIZED TOWNHOUSE IN QUIET REAR SETTING

Original 3BR cream brick home in an outstanding position with exceptional potential. This long-held

Peacefully positioned to the very rear of an architect-designed Modernist complex c1960, this fabulous

classic retains all of the charm and character of the 1950s that will thrill renovators. Nestled on a allotment

2BR townhouse delivers desirable low-maintenance living. Exceptionally well located near Rosanna Parklands, vibrant village shopping, cafĂŠs and train station; immediately enjoy the tastefully modernized

focused lifestyle (STCA). Walk to schools, Greville Road strip, parkland, transport. Land 632m2 approx.

spaces of this inviting townhouse with upstairs views encompassing Doncaster Hill and the ranges.

Auction:

Saturday 2nd April at 11am

For Sale

ESR:

$560,000-$610,000

ESR:

$360,000-$390,000

Inspect:

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

Inspect:

Sat 11.00am-11.30am

Contact:

Greg Taylor 0409 090 611

Contact:

Greg Taylor 0409 090 611

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with potential views; exciting possibilities also exist to build a new residence for an exceptional family-

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LOW MAINTENANCE WITH A FABULOUS LIFESTYLE

SECURE & SECLUDED WITH SPACE

A quiet no-through crescent is the ideal setting for this fabulous 3BR, 2 bathroom modern home located

This 3BR, 2 bathroom freestanding brick home is one of two set to the rear with remote-control dble

just a short stroll from Malahang Reserve playground. Semi-detached on a compact garden block offering

garage plus 2 car spots on title. Generous rear garden, raintank, paved alfresco area, deck, living and

fully-equipped kitchen, living/dining, family bathroom, ducted heating and LUG.

dining area, kitchen and meals area, ducted heating/cooling, under-hse storage & alarm.

Auction:

Saturday 2nd April at 3pm

Auction:

Saturday 9th April at 12pm

ESR:

$400,000-$450,000

ESR:

$490,000-$530,000

Inspect:

Wed 4.30pm-5.00pm, Sat 2.30pm-3.00pm

Inspect:

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

Contact:

Greg Taylor 0409 090 611

Contact:

John Levingston 0410 978 144

Brad Pearce 0409 679 414

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DIAMOND CREEK 14 Edinburgh Street

Auction:

Saturday 16th April at 3pm

HUGE DIAMOND CREEK DISCOVERY

ESR

$420,000-$460,000

Inspect

Sat 3.45pm-4.15pm

Land

1277m2 approx.

Contact

James Davis 0405 687 817

Explore the possibilities at one of Diamond Creek´s best kept secrets as this three bedroom home is nestled on a massive 1277m² approx. allotment that is certain to inspire big ideas. Whether fully renovating, rebuilding or developing (STCA). A country setting creates an idyllic environment for a relaxing lifestyle located close to shops, schools, parks and train. Comfortable with considerable potential the home includes living room with air-conditioner, solid timber kitchen/meals with s/s oven, bathroom, ducted heating, large alfresco deck and DLUG.

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HEIDELBERG WEST 38 Mologa Road

COBURG NORTH 3/951 Sydney Road

CORNER PROFILE!

AFFORDABLE RETAIL!

Excellent, well presented brick factory with two level offices at the front. Featuring roller door access from

An excellent opportunity to either occupy or invest. Well presented retail/showroom with open plan

Lillimur Street, good height throughout, partitioned offices, bathroom, toilets and store-room to factory.

building area of 84 sqm (approx). Located on busy Sydney Road enjoying a large volume of passing

Complete with three car spaces. Building area of 600 sqm (approx) with land area of 675 sqm (approx).

traffic. Amenities at rear of building. Zoned Business 1. Tremendous on-site parking. Terms: 10%

To be sold with Vacant Possession.

deposit, balance 30/60 days.

Auction:

Thursday 7th April at 1pm

Auction:

Thursday 14th April at 1pm

Inspect:

By Appointment

Inspect:

By Appointment

Contact:

Tim Mitchell 0417 339 986

Contact:

Paul Evans 0408 144 181

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HEIDELBERG WEST 142-144 Dougharty Road

Auction:

Thursday 14th April at 3pm

BLUE CHIP INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENT!

Inspect

By Appointment

This prominent corner site in one of Heidelberg West’s premier addresses, offers an investor a tremendous opportunity to acquire both a prime

Contact

located Industrial property and a gilt-edged tenant. Leased to long-standing and established business (Docklands Press), the new 3 year lease,

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plus option commences January 2011 and is currently returning $180,000.00 per annum, plus GST and outgoings. Annual rent reviews.

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Perfect passive investment for your portfolio. Terms: 10% deposit, balance 30/60/90 days.

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BUNDOORA 21 Clements Avenue

BUNDOORA 29/2 Enterprise Drive

FACTORY PLUS ROOM TO MOVE!

THE PERFECT INVESTMENT!

A perfectly positioned factory/warehouse ideal for a business seeking flexibility in this very tightly held

A new 5 year lease to a well established accountancy practice, complemented by an almost new,

industrial estate. Building area of 510 sqm (approx) and land area of 929 sqm (approx). Secure side yard

immaculately presented office suite in the exciting University Hill office precinct. Returning $36,000 pa as

ideal for storage. Includes dual roller doors, air-conditioned office accommodation and generous power

at 1 April 2011. Rental is reviewed annually with a further option of five years. Tenant pays all outgoings

supply. Zoned Industrial 3. To be sold with Vacant Possession.

(excl. Land Tax). The fully fitted out office is air-conditioned and includes on-site parking for 4 cars.

Auction:

Thursday 7th April at 3pm

Auction:

Inspect:

By Appointment

Inspect:

Thu 12.30pm-1.00pm

Contact:

Paul Evans 0408 144 181

Contact:

Dietmar Gregory 0422 402 545

Dietmar Gregory 0422 402 545

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“Truly Amazing Home” This simply stunning Tri-level home is impressive from the outset with impressive street facade, inspired panoramic views & a versatile floor plan. Multiple living areas with striking p/boards to formal lounge/dining, huge modern 2-Pak kitchen with granite bench tops & (SS) appliances, large extended family room + separate adj meals, upstairs 4 large BR’s with 2 bathrooms, corner spa & huge games/living room, downstairs massive rumpus/billiard room + optional study, huge triple garage & huge cellar/storeroom. Truly amazing externals with huge rear pergola, inviting terraces to middle & lower levels & dble balcony to Master BR. Attention to detail right throughout with high ceilings, manicured gardens, down lights & paving, D/H & cooling & sought after location!

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Bundoora 16 Dilkara Avenue Live it up! Perfectly located, this generous home offers simply great living. Boasting large separate living areas with large ´L´ shape formal lounge/dining, large kitchen with adjoining meals and huge rear rumpus perfect for all occasions; further features include 3 great size bedrooms, air conditioning, large rear pergola ideal for entertaining and alfresco dining with brick BBQ, terracotta roof, large garage and parklands at rear. Walk to all Bundoora´s fine amenities with easy access to shops, transport and Latrobe University. Simply live it up with great versatile floor plan and in heart of Bundoora close to it all enabling superb lifestyle options. Come see!

Watsonia 16 Kardinia Street “Just a Stone´s Throw Away” Ideally just a stone´s throw away to shops, parklands, schools and Watsonia train station sits this attractive home perfect for any investor or first home buyer. Be greeted upon entry with large sunlit lounge leading through to kitchen and meals area. Furthermore you will find three great sized bedrooms with central bathroom. A host of extras include heating and cooling, polished floor boards and double garage all set on 553m2 of land, providing plenty of room to extend or develop (STCA). A truly great find in a location offering easy access to all Watsonia has to offer. 1st home buyers and investors - inspections are a must - simply see it!!

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David Moxon 0413 673 636

CONTACT

Shui Guan 0425 378 536 ____________________________________

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Wednesday 6:00 - 6:30pm

Saturday 12:00 - 12:30pm ____________________________________ CONTACT

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Bundoora 8 Flinders Court “Brilliant home in Brilliant location” Cherished and loved this stylish home will provide the lifestyle your after. Striking polished boards greet you upon entry, large ‘L’ shape formal lounge/dining drenched with natural light if desired, stunning outdoor entertaining with superb decking enhanced with beautiful garden setting, lights and water feature. Bright modern kitchen with adjoining meals, 4 great size bedrooms with full ensuite to master, large double garage, quality fixtures and fittings and large landscaped allotment - all this with impressive street facade behind your white picket fence. Truly perfect location in quiet court with short stroll to Bundoora Square, trams and all Bundoora has to offer. This is a Brilliant home in brilliant location!

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INSPECT

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

CONTACT

Danny Han 0413 569 808 ____________________________________

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Bundoora 2 Rhonda Court “Sure to Impress!” This simply impressive home offers great lifestyle. Features include stunning polished boards throughout, large separate living areas with large formal lounge and great size rumpus, versatile floor plan with 3 large bedrooms and huge 4th bedroom or home office downstairs. Modern kitchen with adjoining meals and sliding doors lead to impressive outdoor decking perfect for alfresco dining and entertaining. Huge bowl of court allotment compliments the perfect location with easy access to all Bundoora’s fine amenities. Ducted heating, landscaped gardens, great size double garage, A/C and immaculate presentation complete this simply impressive home. See it!

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Thursday 6:00 - 6:30pm

Saturday 11:30am - 12:00pm ____________________________________ CONTACT

David Moxon 0413 673 636

Michael Traikopoulos 0413657314 ____________________________________

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Bundoora 7 Misty Walk Superior Lifestyle! This remarkable home exemplifies contemporary living at its finest with quality at every glance. Nestled in prestigious Gresswell Grange estate, this stunning home offers superb floor plan, quality & design - creating ideal living/lifestyle choices. Boasting multiple living areas + rumpus with open meals kitchen family room flowing freely out to outdoor courtyard where you will find a huge pergola where you can entertain all year round. Abundance of features inc down lights throughout, garage with panel door & rear roller door, D/H & evap cooling, ensuite to master bedroom, well established gardens with mature plants & quality fixtures & fittings throughout. All this within a short distance of Latrobe University, Bundoora Park, tram & all facilities.

Bundoora 9 Cranwell Court Entertain in Style! Ideally set in a quiet, tightly held court only minutes to Bundoora Square, tram, schools & parklands is this fully renovated home commanding your attention. Gleaming hardwood floors & slate tiling feature throughout the home offering versatile living options with formal lounge & dining leading through to renovated galley kitchen highlighting s/s appliances overlooking family & meals area. Step outside to any entertainers dream with huge undercover decking area + large yard, offering plenty of room for the kids to play. Four great sized BR’s feature through the home with main offering stunning ensuite. A host of extras include X2 S/systems, heating, alarm system, water tank, garden shed & garage with workshop all set amongst fully landscaped gardens.

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INSPECT

Saturday 12:00 - 12:30pm ____________________________________ Cathy Liu 0402 529 753

CONTACT

David Moxon 0413 673 636 ____________________________________

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Thursday 6:00 - 6:30pm

Saturday 3:00 - 3:30pm ____________________________________ CONTACT

Shui Guan 0425 378 536

Michael Egan 0409 416 546 ____________________________________

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Watsonia North 9 Byrne Crescent “Ticks all boxes” This simply impressive home with great street appeal offers a truly quality lifestyle. Boasting large separate living areas with large formal lounge, grand rear rumpus and bright open kitchen with extended family/meals, great externals with beautiful landscaped gardens, huge rear pergola ideal for entertaining and alfresco dining, great size double tandem garage, 2 bathrooms and toilets and prime location in sought after Watsonia North estate. Further features include ducted heating, cooling and vacuum, alarm system, quality fixtures and fittings and much more. Cherished and loved by original owners, simply impressive - come view this quality home!

Bundoora 2 Coronation Court Top of the list! Super home offered for first time! This stylish 3 bedroom home is perfect for 1st home buyers, investors & retirees alike. Boasting stunning polished boards upon entry, large “L´ shape formal lounge/dining, large bright modern kitchen (DW) with adjoining family/meals & study nook, 3 great size bedrooms with BIRs, inviting rear pergola overlooking perfect backyard setting ideal for alfresco dining & entertaining, sensational landscaped gardens, large double garage, ducted heating, reverse cycle air-conditioning, immaculate presentation & absolute prime location with easy access to ´Latrobe University´, ´Gresswell Forest´ & all Bundoora´s fine amenities. It´s got the look! Come see!

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INSPECT

Saturday & Sunday 1:00 - 1:30pm ____________________________________ David Moxon 0413 673 636

CONTACT

Michael Traikopoulos 0413657314 ____________________________________

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Thursday 6:45 - 7:15pm

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

David Moxon 0413 673 636

Cathy Liu 0402 529 753 ____________________________________

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Moving house? TRUenergy’s a good move.

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Simply contact us at least four business days before you move and we’ll arrange for your gas and electricity to be up and running in your new home.

Call now. 133 466 TRUenergy.com.au

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