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here’s only so much pounding a door can take before something has to give. My friend, cowering on her bed and fairly screaming at the hysterical college boys outside her room to leave her the hell alone, watched as the ancient door in her gracious sandstone residential hall seemed to bow with the pressure of a bunch of men trying to get in. To do what? Well, the threats and promises and cat-calls were pretty clear, and no help would be forthcoming – this is just what happens in the first few days of a new year, with fresh young blood. My friend could only hope that the humble lock would hold. If this was a cadet at one of the little-understood and carefully veiled bases around the country, and if this was made public, you could be sure that there would be just the same stock outrage and hand-wringing as there was last week at the news of a female Australian Defence Force Academy cadet filmed having sex without her knowledge. But nothing would change. And it seems that after years of such outrages – bullying, harassment, vilification, minor assault – nothing is going to change soon. The old college culture (and perhaps even the current college culture?) and the Defence Force have

something very strong and very deep in common: they are clubs that the women have managed to storm and the blokes want them out. There are so many elements to this latest disappointment that I find intriguing. If this woman didn’t come across, you can just imagine how she would be represented as a prig. But even when she did, that wasn’t enough to earn the respect of her playmates – that, sexually speaking, she could cut it just like the blokes – she was still a performance piece to be broadcast in jest as a bit of instant pornography. I also find it hard to believe that the opposite would happen, that she would film the act and broadcast it to her mates, and I wonder if that difference is forever going to be one of the insurmountable elements in trying to create a cohesive, bonded Defence Force team of the two genders. It really doesn’t do to say this, but there is a part of me that is unperturbed at news of sexual shenanigans between consenting adults at Defence Force bases, on ships, at training. To be just a little realistic here – in the same way that parents and teachers of hormone-fuelled young people have to be – what do you expect? Fired up,

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healthy, fit young people living in close proximity. But now that truly awful question has to be asked, I think: do men in the Defence Force really like women around them? Do they really like women who are not their sisters, daughters, and mothers, and will they ever truly work with them? It’s now Defence Minister Stephen Smith’s turn to deal with this question, but none of his forebears, stretching back as far as my memory will take me, have fared well with it. The challenge seems insurmountable when you hear even former minister Peter Reith acknowledge that the ADF has a “pretty bad attitude towards women” – a statement so broad in its description and implications that if fixing this culture was your job, you wouldn’t know where to start. Several years ago, after a visit to the Cerberus naval base in Victoria, I was so impressed by the leadership and training I pondered that a young woman could have an interesting and rewarding life after training to be an officer there. Not so much these days. \ » we welcome your feedback @ www.theweeklyreview.com.au/mouthing-off

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As host of Q&A and Lateline, tony Jones could be the most influential journalist in the country, which Kevin Rudd understood last week when he dropped his bombshell. In Sydney PeteR WILMoth meets the man they call The Silver Fox.

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ven sex symbols get head colds. So today, in a Sydney café, Tony Jones is admirably energetic considering he was a bit cactus the day before and had to cancel. Things are looking up today: being confronted with talk about being a favourite among female viewers of Lateline and now Q&A doesn’t seem to send him into a decline. In 2009 The Age reported sex therapist Bettina Arndt as telling the National Press Club of a woman who watched Tony Jones each night to psych herself into having sex with her husband. “It’s unclear which of Jones’ charms hit the right spot,” the report said. “His perfectly timed eyebrow raises? His ferocious questioning? Perhaps the almost flirtatious way he leans into the camera when introducing guests.” ABC personality as sex aid? Jennifer Byrne once told me that one of the great charms of her husband, Andrew Denton, was that he “gives good brain”. So, maybe Henry Kissinger had it wrong about power being an aphrodisiac. Maybe it’s the smarts that push those erogenous buttons. Today, sustained by his recuperative fruit juices and that wry sense of humor, Jones won’t have any of it. “The sex symbol thing?” he says. “Aah. Yeah. I’m afraid I find that a bit hard to imagine so I’ll leave that one.” Still, he is not as reluctant in acknowledging his nickname. “Oh Silver Fox,” tweeted one viewer during the first Q&A earlier this year. “How I have missed you.” The nickname was started, he thinks, by an ABC executive producer called Lin Buckfield (once the lead singer of an ’80s band called the Electric Pandas). “She let it out onto Twitter and somehow it took off.” Took off like Tony Jones’ career, a career not harmed at all by last Monday night’s program on which Kevin Rudd admitted he was wrong to defer the emissions trading scheme in April last year and that some ministers had wanted to “kill” the scheme. “It’s very hard not to tell the truth on Q&A,” Jones says. “You look out at those voters, those people, and it’s not like looking over a desk at the face of Tony Jones or Kerry O’Brien, it’s a very different experience. I think it does promote truth and somehow genuine responses. “It’s interesting to see the response from other senior members of the Labor government – in this case two ministers, Bill Shorten and Craig Emerson – in the wake of Kevin Rudd’s comments. They said (Q&A) is a unique format where you almost have to tell the truth. I’m not saying it provokes a kind of confessional environment because plenty of people pull themselves back, but it is a forum that requires frankness and honesty, and those people who respond to the audience’s questions with frankness and with honesty get the highest marks from the audience.” Jones says it was a classic example of people taking advantage of the opportunity to have an open democracy. “The question was very direct from the guy in the audience. It was about regrets. It was a well-phrased, articulate question … and it just opened up the opportunity for Kevin Rudd to say things that had been on his mind. It was a really natural and provocative environment.” Jones is now one of the cornerstones of the ABC. On Lateline he displays quick wit, sharp intelligence and the capacity to ask the tough question in a calm manner. Then, when the corporation had a brainstorm and thought up Q&A, it went to Jones. It has now become one of the ABC’s most influential programs, and has confirmed Jones as the ABC’s most polished current affairs performer. But he remains modest. “I’m just basically a traffic cop with the expectation of every now and again saying something witty,” Jones says. “It’s designed to be a unique public forum in Australian media that can encompass (social media) and increasingly does. We didn’t start (the town hall forum style), we didn’t invent it, but we certainly put it onto a pedestal in Australian politics that it hasn’t had. “The only condition I made when I came to work on

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the show was that we do it live because I thought – and essentially everyone agreed – that people would be really engaged with something they knew was happening in front of them. You’re sitting out there at home and someone jumps to their feet and throws shoes at John Howard. You don’t really know what’s going to happen because it’s happening in front of your eyes. I certainly didn’t know it was going to happen, which is why I jumped to my feet to try and stop it.” It was one of the startling moments Jones has experienced with Q&A. “It stemmed from an irate Iraqi journalist pelting his heavy leather shoes at George Bush at a press conference in Baghdad. (During Q&A) one of them was tossed rather than hurled, and sailed a few feet over John Howard’s head and after that I stood up and asked the young guy, ‘Please don’t do that’. “They were softer shoes as well; some kind of tennis shoes. We did retain them for history and we may one

“LateLine without Jones is adequate ... with Jones it is a world-class piece of tv.”

day have one of them bronzed and put in some sort of glass case to go in the hallway of fame at Q&A.” The thrown runner was just one of many startling moments. Several others have involved former controversial Age columnist Catherine Deveny. “There’s been a couple of interesting moments behind the scenes where we wouldn’t expect people to get on well but when they both have big personalities and fine senses of humor, putting them together can be quite interesting. “There was one very memorable program where Catherine Deveny was sitting next to John Elliott where he was talking about etiquette. (On his blog) he has a bit of a campaign about public etiquette. He started talking about it and Catherine Deveny gave some impression about how she would eat a bowl of soup without a spoon but by simply by dipping her face into it. John had puppies. It was so contrary to what he was trying to get across that the wonderful contrast was there. “As an odd couple they continued their odd-couple bantering into the green room and indeed out onto the balcony, where I think they shared a cigarette and, as I recall, John was singing Frank Sinatra songs to her quite late into the evening. Fly Me to the Moon, I think it was.” Deveny’s brush with Tony Abbott was memorable, too. “I remember her chanting ‘Get your rosaries off my ovaries’ … Abbott took it well. I thought, for a moment, were she a bloke, he might have let fly with a clip over the ear but he’s a gentleman.”

The program aims for balance by inviting those from polar opposites of the political divide. Conservative American writer, commentator and satirist P. J. O’Rourke might be thought to share political beliefs with Julie Bishop, the Deputy Opposition Leader. O’Rourke and Bishop were seated side-by-side. “Someone asked a question of the panel on asylum seekers and everyone was going through their usual positioning on asylum seekers, Julie Bishop saying how terrible the government was for letting too many people in and they’ve opened the doors, etc,” says Jones. “Suddenly P. J. O’Rourke jumped into the equation and started talking about how America was built by allowing people escaping persecution in large numbers to come into the country, and he made a very strong argument that those are the sort of people who make your society better and if they’d taken the effort to get onto a boat, take their families and put them at risk and do all of that to come to your country, you should welcome them with open arms because they’re probably going to be model citizens. “It was completely counter-intuitive if one believes that conservatives all hold uniform views. But of course they don’t, particularly not on issue like this. So it was quite confronting for Julie Bishop (from someone) whom I think she regarded as a bit of a personal hero and hear him tear apart the essence of their policy live on the program.”

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ones was always interested in journalism, and one aspect in particular. “The reason I started in journalism was that I met an Australian foreign correspondent when I was at university called Francis James, who came to give a talk at my university college. I got into an argument with him after he gave a speech at a college dinner. Let’s just say I was always arguing with people, ever since sitting around with my dad at breakfast as a kid.” Francis James had reported from south-east Asia, China, Vietnam. “He knew most of the leaders in the region. He knew Ho Chi Minh, knew Prince Sihanouk, the king of Cambodia as it was at the time. Quite an eccentric guy. Used to wear a big black felt hat and a black cape and drive around in a Rolls-Royce. Got imprisoned for five years in China, accused of being a spy because of photos he took, subsequently printed in the British press, of Chinese nuclear facilities. “After this argument at the university he said, ‘You obviously don’t have a clue what you’re talking about, but if you want to learn I’m quite happy to sit down and talk to you’. I drove to … this big old house, arrived there in the morning, banged on the door, there’s this rather dishevelled-looking character in a silk dressing gown. “He said, ‘Come inside’ and took me into the kitchen, put on the kettle, made some toast and started talking. I think I left there at four or five in the afternoon after six hours sitting in his kitchen with him. I left thinking I really wanted to be a foreign correspondent. It took quite a few years to achieve that.” In 1989 Jones achieved the dream, arriving in Europe just in time for all the revolutions in the continent’s east. For the ABC, Jones covered the collapse of eastern Europe in 1990, the reunification of Germany, the Gulf War, the collapse of the Ceausescu regime in Romania, the wars in the former Yugoslavia, the final days of apartheid in South Africa and the end of communism in Russia. “It was quite an extraordinary period,” he says. Back in Australia he received a call from the head of news and current affairs asking if he would be interested


in becoming a presenter of the Lateline program. “I wasn’t actually that keen, to be honest. I much preferred to be in the ‘field’ side of journalism. I had three young children. It did seem somewhat appealing to have an interregnum at home. And I thought, ‘It won’t last for that long’.” Eleven years later he is still hosting Lateline. It was here that Jones became a star, and it wasn’t just sexologists who were bigging him up. Website Crikey once complimented Jones on his “ferocious intelligence, polite calmness, (being a) dogged interrogator, (having) deep political instincts, juggling the running agenda (and having) a great sense of context. Lateline without Jones is a perfectly adequate late-night news review; with Jones it is a world-class piece of television.” Jones is married to Sarah Ferguson, a reporter on Four Corners. “Sarah is doing most of the travelling in our family at the moment,” Jones says. “She’s established herself as one of the great Four Corners reporters.” Having worked as a reporter on the program, he can describe with great accuracy the working rhythm of its journalists. “You work at Four Corners, its not only when you’re on the road that you’re engaged for long hours, it’s when you’re editing and in the research phase. “It’s a six-week turnaround with two weeks research, two weeks filming and two weeks editing. Away while you’re filming, in very close contact writing your script and sitting watching the edit for the last two weeks. In the first two weeks there’s a sort of panic as to whether your story is going to stand up for 45 minutes. It’s a pretty rigorous regime; it’s not for the faint-hearted.” Jones has three sons, Felix, 19, Cosmo, 14, and Lucien, 12. Felix spent his gap year in the army. How did Jones feel about his son’s military stint? “I thought it was extraordinary. He found out about it and

Fox on the Run

Front man to the core: Tony Jones, host of the ABC’s Lateline and Q&A, says too much journalism is never enough. (Mike Bowers)

decided it was something he wanted to do, attracted by the adventure and the rigour of it. And they pay you.” Away from his day job, Jones is writing his first novel. “It’s been a long time in gestation, let’s put it that way.” How’s it going? “Pretty good. Won’t say too much. It’s reaching a stage that even I’m reasonably happy with.” How does he find a fictitious voice after spending so much time working with reality? “It’s very interesting to be able to bring some of my experiences through fictional characters into a novel,” he says. “That to me is a pretty exciting thing to do. “People ask how you go to sleep after doing these shows because your mind is whirling around all these topics. Sometimes I go to sleep these days by imagining the next scene in which one of my characters find themselves. Story-telling is at the core of really good journalism and essentially what I’m talking about here.” With two journalists in a marriage, is there ever too much journalism in the conversation? “No, no, too much journalism is never enough,” Jones says. “What is journalism? As we practise it, it’s about engaging with just about everything that’s interesting that’s happening in the world. If you’re not interested like that you’re not trying very hard.” \

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BEN THOMAS SiNgS THE pRAiSES Of vERSATilE RiESliNg

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ask how I taste wines. PeoPle often Do I taste them blind in a line-up of similar wines, or do I open a few different

Riesling gRaPes

bottles and pick the best ones? I reckon that wine and food are the best of bedfellows and prefer to open a bottle or two (or three) that I know, or at least hope, will match what we’re having for dinner. I like to have a quick taste while the dinner is cooking and make some brief notes of the best ones, pour a glass with dinner to see how it stacks up with the food (it’s not easy coming up with those food matches each week, you know) and then taste the wine again to see how it looks after being open a little while. Sometimes, if a wine really hits the spot, my wife and I might knock off the rest of the bottle, and other times I’ll pop the bottle in the fridge (including reds) and see how it’s looking the next day and what its cellaring potential is. Tasting wines this way does mean that there are quite a few occasions that I don’t open the wines I really feel like drinking. One of the varieties that I’ve been neglecting lately is riesling, which is a shame because it is so versatile. Riesling, one of the ancient noble grapes, is capable of so many styles – from dry to sweet with acidity that seems to lift the flavours of a dish – that help make it quite versatile with food. Choosing the right style of riesling to go with a dish can be difficult, and I’ve had experiences where I’ve bought riesling to go with fish, only to find it wasn’t the dry style I was after. On the flip side, I like to have rieslings with a bit of residual sugar when I go to

Vietnamese restaurants, rather than with my whiting. Riesling is somewhat of a bargain in Australia. Our dry styles are super value and up there with the world’s best, and we’re making a good fist of the sweeter styles. But I do wonder if other people have trouble telling apart the wines with different levels of residual sugar. There’s been a revival of sweeter-style rieslings in Australia in the past year or so, and some of the wines I’ve tried have been really lovely. Local wines tend to label their sweeter offerings as being off-dry or late harvest, which helps make a decision easier, but with some of the old-world rieslings I sometimes feel that a PhD in the various regions and styles is needed to choose the right wine for the moment. Help could come in the form of a new tool being adopted by Australian wineries to assist people to make informed decisions about the style of riesling in the bottle: the riesling scale. It’s a four-point scale that ranges from dry to medium dry, then medium sweet to sweet and was developed by the International Riesling Foundation to help consumers choose the right riesling style for every occasion. It’s really only the bigger companies that have adopted it in Australia so far, but quite a few wineries have mentioned that they will be putting the riesling scale on their 2011 vintage wine labels. So keep an eye out for the riesling scale on labels in your local and get the right drop for your dish. \

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taste this Ostler Blue House Vines Riesling 2008

Shaw Vineyard Estate Premium Riesling 2009

Leasingham Bin 8 KS Riesling 2008 (Clare Valley) $23; 10% ★★★★

(mornington Peninsula) $31; 13.3% ★★★★

this delightful wine comes from near oamaru, which is halfway up the eastern coast of new Zealand’s south island, between Christchurch and dunedin. i love that wines of quality and character, such as this, are often produced in what might seem to be the middle of nowhere. this is a delicate, lovely wine, with floral, citrus and mineral aromas. refined flavours of pear, zesty lime and pink lady apples lead to a taut structure with terrific balance between mild sweetness and acid.

shaw Vineyard estate has had quite a bit of success on the wine-show circuit recently, and it is its riesling that’s been highly awarded. its bouquet displays floral citrus blossom, apple, lime and minerals, with spicy ginger notes on the palate as well. it’s dry, with fine balance between flavours and slightly chalky acid and a focused, fresh lime finish. keep an eye out for Canberra riesling, it may prove to be one of the region’s best wine styles.

this clocks in as medium sweet on the riesling scale printed on the label. these styles can be a bit cloying if the balance between sugar and acid isn’t right but this gets it spot on. it smells of lime, lemon, orange blossom and quince, with underlying passionfruit notes. it has intense, sweet lime cordial flavours that are matched on the palate by racy acidity and a fine texture. the lime flavour carries on to the persistent finish.

Food match \ Homemade fish and chips

Food match \ Chicken with chili and lemongrass

maritime climates aren’t renowned for producing top-class riesling, but here’s one that bucks the trend. i’ve had this twice now and (hopefully not for the last time) i’ve been impressed with its rich floral aromas of lime, blossom, pear and apricot. there’s no need for a riesling scale; the detailed breakdown on the label states that there is zero residual sugar in this, putting it at the dry end of the scale. it also has flavours of green apple, lime and bath salts along with a textural mouthfeel, bright acid and a long finish.

(Waitaki Valley, nZ) $33; 11% ★★★★ ½

(Canberra) $22; 12% ★★★★ ½

Paradigm Hill Riesling 2010

Food match \ thai beef salad Food match \ Pan-fried whiting

Delicate

5★ Outstanding

BlossoM

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

So you love a bargain?

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Dopff au Moulin Riesling 2009 (alsace, France) $12.50; 13.99% ★★★★ it’s a dan murphy’s import and, curiously, this has its own nine-point riesling scale. this comes in at 2: dry. dopff has been involved in the alsace wine industry since the 16th century and was a pioneer of the tall-stemmed bottle about 100 years ago. it’s elegant and floral, with aromas and flavours of blossom, citrus, pear, quince and talc. it’s textural but dry with chalky acidity and has driving length and a slight herbal twist on the finish. it’s super value with a nice euro feel. Food match \ Crab ravioli

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R e v ie w \ or coffee shop gets judged very quickly. Ato learn cAfÉ If it isn’t any good, everyone is going very that soon by seeing the empty tables and

spare chairs. But obviously Lip Café, in Ivanhoe, serves its area well. The café, which celebrated its first birthday last month is in a small strip of shops in Waterdale Road. Every chair is taken. The communal table is packed – with singles and couples who can’t find a seat anywhere else. But no one seems to mind. The ambience is fun and lighthearted. Owner Julian Chew is busy at the coffee machine making coffees to order – he does up to 100 a day – while the rest of the crew of four young people, aged 25 to 35, are obviously enjoying the journey, too. They are at the stoves, bringing out the food quickly and carefully, keeping the red-enamel water jugs filled. The service is friendly, helpful and unpretentious. Riding the popular wave of industrial chic décor, Lip’s interior features polished concrete floors, a mix of wooden tables and mismatched chairs including white-painted Bentwood ones. Blue china teacups of the sort your aunty used for afternoon tea serve as sugar bowls. A box of books and board games is in the corner for mothers and babies. Why Lip? That’s the first question on everyone’s lips. “We called it Lip after the first letters of Life in Provence, and while we didn’t want a connection with French food we like the concept of making food from scratch, much like the French do,” Julian says. “It filters through into everything we do. Everything is cooked to order. We make all our sauces, chutneys and preserves, but we buy in the organic sourdough bread.” Lip serves breakfast until 3pm, lunch with a range of sandwiches and a few blackboard specials, a few sweets including yoghurt panna cotta as well as all-day coffee and tea including spiced chai. What sets Lip apart from other suburban cafés is that Julian is brave with the flavours. The Penang curry with grilled eggplant and rice is redolent of the flavours of Penang, where Julian was born. The beef had been braised for four hours, so it was full-bodied and rich and the meat gently fell apart. A stunning caramelised cauliflower salad came with carrot, chickpeas, yoghurt tahini and dukkah. The pumpkin medley soup with bread was rich and hearty and almost a meal in itself. “I try to do the food that I like eating every day,” Julian says. “I especially like to use spices of Egypt, such as dukkah and baharat.” That is evident in the sandwiches, which, apart from the cheese and tomato, have a real Middle Eastern and southern Mediterranean flavour. Try this for choice: the Vego Lip of house-pickled beetroot, tomato, chevre and lettuce; a BLT with beetroot; grilled free-range chicken with beetroot relish, coriander and lettuce; slow-roasted lamb with chilli yoghurt sauce, cucumber and lettuce; crispy pork with aioli, tomato chutney and cos lettuce; and pumpkin and halloumi with onion jam and cos lettuce. Another lunch favourite is the spiced minced lamb with red radish, chevre and lettuce on pita bread.

Penang curry with grilled eggplant

food\ maria harris reviews lip cafÉ Occasionally Julian pushes the boundaries by including something radical such as black pudding cooked in different ways, but acknowledges a dish such as this mainly appeals to foodies. The success of Lip is no accident as Julian brings healthy restaurant credentials to his café. After migrating to Australia with his family aged 11 and finishing school in Sydney, he did an apprenticeship at Aria, which is almost as famous for its chef/owner Matt Moran as it is for its food. More recently he worked at South Yarra’s Da Noi, then at Loafer Bread in Fitzroy North, where he baked the mouthwatering cakes and pastries that lure people inside. At Lip he is off the pans and making it his mission to make “good, fast coffee consistently”. Head chef is Tekabu Wardrop, formerly of China Doll in Sydney. With staff such as this and dishes that add a new twist to old favourites and plenty of new combinations, it’s no wonder Lip has got locals talking. \

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verdict The good people of Ivanhoe have

enjoyed this funky, fun café for just over a year. Owner/chef Julian Chew has brought his “fresh food cooked to order” philosophy to Lip, along with a penchant for Middle Eastern and southern Mediterranean flavours and spices. Breakfast dishes include many egg options with ingredients such as chorizo and Moroccan beans. Half-size portions are available. A blackboard menu, which lists two or three daily specials, often includes something from Julian’s Malaysian heritage. On the sweet side there are muffins, lamingtons, French crepes and a delectable yoghurt panna cotta with watermelon, strawberries, rose water and pistachios. All the cakes are made in the Lip kitchen, using organic flour and Victorian butter.

Stunning: Caramelised cauliflower salad (top) with chickpeas, carrot, yoghurt tahini and dukkah. Tempting: Grilled free-range chicken sandwich (above) with beetroot relish, coriander and lettuce. (darrIaN TrayNor)

eat this Lip Café 226 Waterdale Road, Ivanhoe Phone \ 9499 1162 Head chef \ Tekabu Wardrop Prices \ Breakfast dishes: $8-$17.90; sandwiches: $6-$11.50; soup: $10; mains: $13.80-$14; desserts,cakes: $3-$8 Open \ Monday to Friday 8am-4pm; Saturday and Sunday 8am-2pm

« Lip’s mission is to offer good, fast coffee consistently.

There’s a hint of trendy Northcote or Brunswick about Lip. It’s got a welcoming vibe, recycled furniture and a communal table. Mothers and little children are well-catered for with books and games available. But the food’s the thing and the kitchen is visible throughout the restaurant. When all tables are full, it’s time to head to the courtyard out the back.

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A PArisiAn highlight As always, fashion week in the French capital was stunning, writes JANE ROCCA.

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ith Paris Fashion Week autumn/winter 2011-12 behind us, the abundance of fashion highlights is simply too many to mention here, but we’ve handpicked some of the greatest moments we think we’ll be seeing more of on the street. Miuccia Prada put her best foot forward with the Miu Miu label. For her, it was all about creating a modern glamour with a feminine touch when it came to dresses and silhouettes. The dresses fused elements of Aviator jet-setter with shoulder pads destined to raise eyebrows – we love the subtle inclusion of doves and dandelions in her dresses, which are easily adaptable for day or evening wear. There were plenty of woollen coats tailored to perfection – the mustard coat with a plunging neckline brought an avant-garde touch to Prada’s younger sister label. Kate Moss certainly got the media in a frenzy with a rare appearance in Louis Vuitton’s Paris show. (She closed the show with a ciggie in hand wearing a rubbberised lace jacket – as only she can). Designed by Marc Jacobs, the fetishistic overtones of the collection were all about channelling the powerful woman within. It was all about rounded shoulders and Peter Pan collars, rubber lace jackets with fuzzy Mongolian sleeves in a colour palette of black, white, blue and red. The parade of models captured the aura of a saucy French maid with a feather duster and also starred Naomi Campbell. Talbot Runhof’s autumn/winter collection was all about channelling charcoal and black for the cooler months in the shapely form of figure-hugging dresses and others with plenty of girly layers. He brought a quirky twist to a black satin shirtdress, which he flipped back to front to expose the back, and brought back the houndstooth pencil dress and a pinstriped shirt for refined day wear. Valentino’s designers, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli, continued with their preferences for 12 The weekly review \ april 13, 2011

Media frenzy: Kate Moss made a rare appearance in Louis Vuitton’s Paris show. (KarL Prouse \ getty)

pretty and feminine dresses, most of which were airy with frills and trimmed with lace. Chiuri, the Italian label’s creative director, told the media: “Women today are different. It is a new direction for Valentino; it is cooler and more modern. Very uptown goes downtown. We wanted our collection to be like taking a stroll in a fantasy garden, where dresses blossom into nocturnal flowers and vibrant flower petals are shaken by an imaginary breeze. We were inspired by an emotion or a dream.” There were plenty of black and neutral tones that continue from last season, but the use of green, aquamarines and turquoises was a winner. Collette Dinnigan’s collection for Paris Fashion Week was all about lace, brocade and dark fabrics. It was certainly romantic at heart, with the emphasis on soft silhouettes as well as floaty skirts and feminine blouses. The collection, titled Automne-Hiver (Portrait of a Woman), is about inner strength and freedom, and according to Dinnegan, who drew inspiration from Frida Kahlo and Argentina, “I loved the equestrian feel that gives women strength and power.” The plunging V-neckline on dresses, complete with a feminine bow, added a dreamy touch to a beautiful collection from Dinnigan. But it was Rick Owens who truly gave new meaning to the word fashion with his feverishly modern collection for Paris. It was all about a hearty layering of pants, tops and jackets in earthy and other rustic shades of caramel and olive and greys plus black in what was a tad apocalyptic, dark and doom-like one minute and neanderthal the next. It was all about proportional balance here, though; we loved the knitted hoods (or snoods, as they are known) and his use of cashmere, leather, jersey, wool, and padded nylon for strong clothing with a sensual touch. \

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is widely believed that our hands are what show off our age. And with good reason, too. They are abused on a daily basis– washing, scrubbing, gardening – the list is endless. We splurge without ever blinking on potions and lotions for our faces but we normally ignore our faithful, hard-working hands. Our hands have very few oil glands – not enough to keep them “oiled” to go on working. So we need to look for external help. This is where hand creams come in, but in a market flooded with hand creams, the next question is which one? Pick a cream that suits your budget and personal taste but look for one that meets the following criteria: ● Easily absorbs into the skin, and non-greasy; ● No unnecessary fragrance; ● Good ingredients such as shea butter, sweet almond oil, vitamin E, cocoa butter, lanolin and essential oils for moisturisation. With that out of the way, here are my six tried and tested hand creams to help care for your much-abused hands. In reality, our hands actually deserve their own round of applause. Do I hear a standing ovation? \

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talking to the hand Ventriloquist Nina Conti has brought her cheeky cast of characters back to Melbourne for another tilt at the comedy festival, writes ANDREW McUtChEN.

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uch like Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue had a cure for King George VI’s stammer, British ventriloquist Nina Conti has a remedy for being “too English”. The affliction is described by Conti as one of “eternal politeness” and the treatment is a simple, two-part process. Step one: buy a ventriloquist’s doll and put it on your hand. Step two: take it down the street or onto a stage and “just react to people through the puppet”. No mouth full of marbles. Just a puppet and the truth. The post-rationalising that goes on when Conti performs this almost-nightly ritual – as one of the world’s most gifted and famous, and certainly the most attractive, ventriloquists – not only forms the basis of her lauded comedic routines, it also provides a kind of “very crude but effective therapy”. “It’s a tool for me to get in touch with the uncensored part of the brain, I think,” Conti, 36, says. “As myself I’m always too busy being polite and wanting to be liked and accepted to say any of the things that first come into my head. So the puppet is a great liberation. It’s a terrible admission but I think I do have more fun talking to people on stage with a puppet than I do just normally in a social situation, which I usually find actually quite painful and embarrassing. I’m horrible at a dinner party. I’m not only not funny, I’m quite hopeless.” Sadly, Conti’s assessment of herself as a dud dinner party guest sans a right-hand man, or granny, or monkey, extends to the stage too. Conti is a comedian whose craft was not initially honed during a period of stand-up; she’s been a “pure ventriloquist” since she first performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2001. Therefore, the prospect of getting up “naked”, with both hands exposed, is as unappealing today as it was 10 years ago. “Oh no, that would be grim, trust me, no one needs that!” Conti says. “If I went and did a straight set and I was just up there telling jokes, to me there would be a funnier element that I had

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detracted. I love stand-up comedy and there are lots of stand-ups that I think are brilliant but it’s not like I think that’s the holy grail of comedy. It’s not any kind of goal for me. That’s taken care of by people who are brilliant at it, it’s just not my thing and if I tried it I would be genuinely unfunny.” Similarly, there is nothing at all funny about a long-distance telephone line. Comedy, we are often told, is all about timing, and the slight delay today causes Conti and I to politely start, stutter and then abandon various potentially hilarious conversations. So instead of creating humour based on today’s scenario, which is, by both of our reckoning, completely unsalvageable, it’s best to remind Conti of some recent history that has proven to be somewhat of a turning point in her comedic style. At the 2008 Melbourne Comedy Festival, Conti was the joint winner of the coveted Barry, the festival’s most prestigious award. At last year’s festival she did a couple of things she’s never done before. One was to unveil a now fondly adored character called simply “Nana”, a kindly but unpredictable grandmother who tends to lull men from the audience into a deeply false sense of security. The second was her experimentation with getting such men, and others, onto the stage with her to improvise. There is a great clip of this very dynamic on YouTube, with a wide-eyed Melbourne bloke at the 2010 festival proving to be somewhat of a lamb to Nana’s comedic slaughter. Conti, though, hasn’t seen it and can’t remember it. “I’m too scared to look on YouTube, for many reasons …” she says, letting the innuendo drift before laughing riotously. “This has been the first year that I’ve actually started to improvise,” Conti admits, somewhat startlingly when you consider that she’s been at it for more than a decade. “I started to realise you can get away with all kinds of stuff when you’re talking to somebody

Puppet regime: Ventriloquist Nina Conti is rated No.7 on a list of the world’s sexiest comedians. (Claes GellerbriNk)


R e v ie w \ p R of il e through a puppet; often the comments that are not curtailed by reason or good manners are the funniest.” Before she was a ventriloquist, Conti followed her actor parents Tom Conti (who has appeared in such films as Shirley Valentine and Saving Grace) and Kara Wilson onto the stage. She appeared on popular TV shows such as Black Books and worked beside Christopher Guest in the film For Your Consideration.

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espite being moderately successful on stage and screen, Conti describes this period as “tarty” and “directionless”, “the least funny days of my life”. Her fortunes turned around when English writer, actor and comedian Ken Campbell gifted Conti a teach-yourself-ventriloquism kit in her late 20s. He later devised the ventriloquist play Let Me Out!!! for her, which she took to the 2001 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. “As an actress I was also playing characters, so I suppose I’ve hidden behind characters my entire career,” Conti says. “But I would never have thought of getting up on stage on my own in front of people had I not fallen into ventriloquism through the encouragement of Ken.” Conti discovered early in her training that she possesses some “genetic bonuses” that make the physical challenges of ventriloquism easier, such as being able to relax her face while she talks out of a tiny corner of her mouth. Also, Conti has perfected a natural and usually surprised laugh in response to her puppets’ comments. This part is not altogether an act as she confesses a degree of “genuine embarassment and shock sometimes” at her puppets’ reactions. Conti, however, feels no embarassment and only pleasant shock at the persistent “sexy comedian’ tag. It has landed her on several “hot lists” over the years

including a rather obscure one last year – by “Dave – The Home of Witty Banter” for UK TV – where she polled at No. 7 in a list of the sexiest comedians ever, one higher than fellow British comic Russell Brand. Closer to home, CitySearch Melbourne rated her as the No. 5 sexiest comedian, behind Black Books star Dylan Moran and loveable American Arj Barker. Conti informs me it’s her best rating yet. She’s quite chuffed. “Well that’s great, I’m glad to hear it, long may it continue!” says a buoyed Conti, who has just given birth to her second child. “I don’t feel sexy right now, I can tell you. I’ve got to get myself in shape, I’ve got to get sexy again in time for Melbourne, then!” The wonder of Conti’s world – where she creates personalities, puts them on her hand, then dissociates from them – is that if you need a little affirmation, or perhaps an ego boost when you’re feeling frumpy, you just invent a character to give it to you. And then let them give it to you nightly. It just so happens that her latest puppet – which she likens to Spanish actor Javier Bardem – seems to have appeared at a “fairly unsexy” time to steal Conti from her husband, fellow comic Stan Stanley. “The new puppet’s about seven foot tall and it looks just like Javier – he’s this really kind of swarthy, sexy Spanish thing and of course he’s madly in love with me, I can do no wrong!” Conti says, before promising, naughtily, to “do him” at this year’s comedy festival. “That is if I can carve enough time out for myself away from this hungry, crying, pooing baby.” On the topic of puppets, talk naturally turns to Monk, a depressed and height-challenged monkey, Conti’s most famous and popular character, who she has “been with for longer than my husband”. Visual gags are of limited use during a phone call, but I wonder if Conti

“I’ve been wIth thIs monkey for years longer than I’ve been wIth my husband.”

could be so kind as to get Monk for me. She obliges and returns a few moments later. A joint therapy session is now under way. “What do I feel when I look at him right in the face? Oh dear!” Conti laughs, before pausing to assess her emotions. “Pity! Pity and gratitude I suppose … I should be grateful to that funny little face. Someone told me that they saw me before my first gig and I was just there staring at the monkey as if I was saying to him, ‘you’ve got to help me here!’ And he did. “People are amused by the fact that I’ve been with this monkey for years longer than I’ve been with my husband. There’s a relationship there that you can’t shortcut to with other puppets. I used to pretend it was a prop. But it’s a prop you get a bit soppy about because you’ve seen that face as you’ve travelled through all these different countries. It’s very difficult to look at that face, who you’ve viewed as this character all this time and not think that it has that character, somewhere deep inside it. I guess people get soppy about their teddies and dogs in a similar way.” \

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xcuse the dead chicken,” Chris Humfrey says as he opens a wire cage near the back door of his home on a rainy day outside Melbourne. “That was lunch but it got a bit wet.” Stepping over the remains of the chicken, he walks towards the back of the cage, where a magnificent masked owl shuffles out to greet him, climbing onto his arm. The owl’s name is Nova, and he’s been raised by hand by Humfrey since he emerged from his egg. “I’ve raised him since he was four days old. His mum and dad live here,” Humfrey says. “We’ve bred 10 of these this year. We give them to zoos and sanctuaries around the country.” Between photographs, Humfrey whispers to the owl, nose to beak, complaining about its bad breath as the owl hunches his shoulders and turns his wide face from side to side, listening to Humfrey’s words. Nova is just one of the animals who share Humfrey’s home, a private zoo called Wild Action.

The wild action man chris Humfrey has collected animals since childhood, now he does it for a living, writes EllEn wHinnEtt. “We’ve got about 2000 animals, from spiders to seahorses to saltwater crocodiles, fruit bats, koalas, taipans and death adders,” he says. Humfrey, 37, his wife Nicole and daughters Charlie-Ashe, 7, and Taasha, 4, also share the property with dingoes, emus, wallabies and tiger quolls and frogs. So many animals live inside – about 100 at last count – that the family has been squeezed out and is now building a new home next door. “This is my home and my office,” Humfrey says. “We’re a proper, quarantined zoo.” If a child goes to school in Melbourne, there’s a good chance they’ve met Humfrey or one of the 10 people who work for Wild Action, which bills itself as “the zoo that comes to you”. Each day the staff puts together a collection of native animals and drives them off to schools or corporate gigs, introducing city people and international tourists to the wonders of Australia’s wildlife. “Things happen,” Humfrey says of his job, which is far from a typical nine-to-five toil. “Snakes get out of cages. Possums get out of cars in peak-hour traffic.” Humfrey is a livewire, a classic A-type personality with boundless energy, effortless conversation and spiky blond hair. Sound familiar? But comparisons between him and Australia’s best-known zookeeper, the late Steve Irwin, don’t sit too comfortably. “I don’t jump on things and say “Crikey!”. I think that’s teaching people disrespect for animals,” he says. So, he’s no fan of Irwin then? “You have to admire the guy for his enthusiasm and the work he did.” That closes the subject, and it’s off to meet Beauty the emu, an inquisitive, cheeky bird with an insatiable appetite for shiny things. “You can’t resist, you know you can’t,” Humfrey says to Beauty, taking off his watch and using it as a lure to get Beauty in position for a photograph. Both emu and zookeeper are naturals in front of the 16 The weekly review \ april 13, 2011

Beautiful babies: Chris Humfrey with a quoll and baby koalas (top row). One big happy family: (L-R, this row) Humfrey gets friendly with a native owl; with wife Nicole, daughter Taasha and possum. (eamoN gaLLagHeR)

camera, and a reality-TV program based on Humfrey and his menagerie is now showing on ABC. Called Chris Humfrey’s Wild Life, it’s about the zoo and the daily events that make it so interesting. It has been produced by Melbourne’s December Films. The show features the staff hunting blue-ringed octopuses on the fringes of Port Phillip Bay and taking a giant snake to a chiropractor for treatment of a sore back. But it also shows the interactions between the demanding Humfrey and his mostly young staff and family. “It’s a day in the life of an operational zoo,” Humfrey says. “It’s about me and my ups and down, my neurotic behaviours.” So, is he neurotic? “Tripolar maybe – good, bad, neutral,” he says. “I’m so proud of it (the show) and of all the staff. I’m a hard person to live with and a difficult person to work with. The staff are amazing.” Humfrey has been in the Australian kayaking team since he was 16 and runs 10 to 15 kilometres every day. He regularly swims two to three kilometres in the local pool or the property’s dam to burn off excess energy.

“I have to exercise or I’d be ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder),” he says. “You wouldn’t want to see me if I haven’t had my exercise. I’m like a quoll.” Humfrey grew up in suburban Melbourne, and his fascination for everything with fur, feathers and scales became apparent at a young age. “It started as a passion I had as a kid. I just loved animals,” he says. One of his first pets, a giant green frog called Jabba, still lives in a big glass tank in the house – 31 years after six-year-old Humfrey found him in a public toilet. “We were on school holidays in the caravan park at Coffs Harbour and I picked him out of the urinal,” Humfrey says. “He’s lived so long because it’s like Club Med for him in here.” Humfrey says his English-born schoolteacher father, David, was bemused by this very Australian obsession his son had with animals. But eventually the young Humfrey won him over, as well as his mother Marye, a nurse. “We grew up in Kilsyth with all the horse paddocks and apple orchards,” he says. “The Dandenongs were my playground.” He used to collect


also met the girl of his dreams – now his wife – Nicole DuCasse, a microbiologist. They married in 2001. “Nicole’s Anglo-Indian. Her mum and dad came from Kolkata and Delhi and they’re a very traditional Indian family,” Humfrey says. “They look at all this sometimes and go, ‘Oh my god, what have you got yourself into?”

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snakes and insects and bring them back to the family home. “Back then you could do that sort of thing.” School holidays presented the best animal opportunities for Humfrey, with the family spending their holidays driving up and down the east coast of Australia and staying in caravan parks. “I’d go round capturing animals then go to Coles, get cardboard boxes and set up a zoo,” he says. “There’d be lizards and blue tongues (goannas). I’d charge people 20 cents to go around our annexe. That bought a lot of icy poles.” David Humfrey built a heated reptile shelter for him in the backyard and Marye also put up with the menagerie gradually taking over her house. “Mum and dad encouraged me. They had to suffer micey poles (frozen dead mice used for feeding animals) in the freezer when they went to pull out the lamb roast. There’d be baby ringtail possums in the laundry waiting to be bottle fed.” When Humfrey reached his teens, he enrolled at the University of Melbourne, where he went on to obtain a bachelor of science degree and become a zoologist. He

icole is an oasis of calm as her husband whirls around her, sitting at the family’s dining table taking phone bookings and posting out letters, as two staff members come in and out, and little Taasha plays with a baby ringtail possum called Lilly-Pilly. “We’ve been overrun by animals and staff,” she says mildly, as Cabernet, a 70-kilogram Newfoundland hound and the only domesticated animal on the property, brushes past. “We’ve got growing pains,” Humfrey admits. “We don’t need an alarm clock; the kookaburras do that for us. And we don’t need a security alarm – we’ve got dingos who start howling if anyone goes anywhere near the property.” Wild Action is based at Macedon, on an old deer farm the Humfreys bought 10 years ago. It gives them the space they need, and it’s not too far from Melbourne, where most of their work takes place. Wild Action staff do as many as 40 shows a day, sometimes reaching up to 1200 schoolchildren. “We are teaching kids the language of ecology, why animals look the way they do, what they eat,” Humfrey says. It was important that children should be able to handle the animals, as it helped them feel closer to them, he says. “A Muslim taxi driver said to me the other day, ‘Oh, I know you, you’re on my fridge.’ It was a photo of me and his daughter with a frog on her arm. Also, in their culture, dogs were to be avoided, and his daughter had been fearful of dogs and cats in the street. Now she’s not afraid any more. It takes the fear out of nature and makes it so exciting. “We do lots of corporate gigs, too, particularly for international meets and greets. People want to see animals. The larger government-run zoos don’t allow you to touch the animals. It makes them two-dimensional instead of three-dimensional.” Wild Action also hits the road to regional and rural Victoria. “We do country trips. It’s quite interesting to rock up to a hotel with a crocodile in the back of the car. Sometime they need to stretch their legs. You might see one in a shower recess …” Humfrey says animals and other wildlife are Australia’s biggest and best tourist attraction, particularly for overseas tourists. “So many people come to Australia wanting to see the animals, to see a koala or a kangaroo. “It’s fairy penguins that are the biggest attraction. People do want to see nature.” He says Asian visitors are fascinated by Australia’s wonderful array of native animals, birds and reptiles. “We did Amway China; we did 1000 Chinese people a day down on Phillip Island,” he says, referring to the Amway conference in which Wild Action was hired to give the Chinese delegates an up-close experience with the animals. “They’re very childlike, some of the visitors, in the way they handle the animals and we have to make them aware that they’re wild animals and they are capable of inflicting pain with claws and bites.” While Humfrey is well aware of the dangers of handling wild animals, he rarely suffers a bite or a scratch himself. “They are wild animals; you don’t domesticate them like a dog or cat,” he says. “I’ve had a few bites and scratches, a few goannas bite onto my hand and they don’t let go. But mostly, no, I haven’t had a serious injury. “I went out on a run the other day and I could feel an animal watching me. I looked around and there it was in a tree, a powerful owl with a dead ringtail possum in its claws. You can’t read that in a book; you can’t learn

it at university. At university it’s all theoretical. I’m a Darwinian scientist. But I can pick up animals and they won’t fear me. Science won’t explain that.” In January this year the Humfrey family went to Belize, in Central America, looking for jaguars, boa constrictors, hummingbirds and anteaters. It’s a pretty typical holiday for them, just a little further away. “We don’t go to Queensland or Bali. We pack the car and drive straight up the Stuart Highway to Darwin, stopping at midnight to check out the toilet blocks along the way for wildlife,” Humfrey says. As well as searching public toilets for owls, frogs and other wildlife, the family goes spotlighting at midnight, looking for nocturnal animals such as kangaroos and possums. Humfrey has been animal-spotting in Tanzania and through the jungles of Borneo. “I just want to see it all,” he says. “When people go out into nature, not many see animals. But animals are everywhere; you just need to know where to look. When we travel, we just go spotlighting at midnight on the Serengeti.” One of Wild Action’s other missions is to breed endangered animals, which are then sent to other sanctuaries and zoos around Australia. “We’ve bred 17 tiger quolls this year,” Humfrey says, admitting a particular affection for the feisty quolls. “It’s like winning the lottery for me, breeding tiger quolls. They’re our largest carnivorous marsupial on the mainland and people hardly know about them.”

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Wild Action’s junior zookeeper program allows students to get up close to the animals, feeding them and looking after them on the Macedon property. “The best part is the junior zookeeper program,” Humfrey says. “The kids get to have quiet time with the animals, feed them, check their pouches. “We get emails every week from someone saying they did the zookeepers course. Someone has bequeathed money to us in the future because we got their daughter from a D student to an A student. “Some kids just need a bit of reality.” Reality at the Humfrey household is a little different from most people’s reality, you’d think. Humfrey disagrees. “Apart from 2000 animals we’re a normal family,” he says. “The kids want a pony and a cat they can call Sparkles. There are no cats in the Humfrey household, and if I had my way no one in Australia would be allowed to breed cats. They’re too efficient at killing the native wildlife. We have to do more to protect our biodiversity. It’s our treasure.” Humfrey urges parents to take their children out at night and look for animals around Melbourne’s suburbs. “You can go out with a little Dolphin torch and spotlight possums. Go rock-pool rambling along the bayside suburbs at low tide. There’s blue-ringed octopus there, so be careful. “There are tiger snakes and blue-tongued lizards. “At Diamond Valley there are swamp wallabies, powerful owls, boobook owls; there are creatures everywhere. “I get sick and tired of the gloom and doom that the kids hear on TV; that the world is wrecked. No, it’s not. It’s amazing and there are animals everywhere.” \

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t was love at first sight. The present owners saw the place one day and bought it the next. That was 28 years ago. Now Birkenmoor, in one of Lower Plenty’s most secluded and coveted addresses, is on the market for only the second time in its history. More like a country estate, Birkenmoor is – to use an overworked real-estate term – unique. Sure, it only has 2.97 hectares, but those hectares have to be seen to be truly appreciated. This is the semi-rural lifestyle you can have only 16 kilometres from the city centre. The drive to Birkenmoor takes you along a road that snakes past the Rosanna golf course on one side and large estates on the other, where post-and-rail fences are the norm and entry gates are flanked by stone pillars. Birkenmoor is at the end of the road. The drive cuts through the vast grounds until it reaches a parking bay near the portico entrance. Ancient river red gums, including one believed to be more than 300 years old, are among the significant trees that add character to this property, as well as an old-style grandeur that can’t be manufactured. Many other trees, including the lemons and a persimmon, are testament to the care that has gone into the garden. The house looks something like an English country

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MORRISON KLEEMAN, 9431 2444 75 Cleveland Avenue, Lower Plenty Price: $3.3 million – $3.6 million Expressions of Interest: Closing April 21 at 5pm Fast facts: Historic stone house, 2.97 hectares, large rooms, study, open fireplaces, Carrara marble finishes, walk-in wardrobe, powder room, conservatory, entertainment wing, second family room, hydronic heating, sauna, spa, garden views, swimming pool, magnificent garden, outdoor entertainment areas and significant trees, dam, stables and barn.

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Filled with character and an old-style grandeur, Birkenmoor is reminiscent of an English manor, writes MARIA HARRIS. manor. A two-storey building with three projecting chimneys, it is made from stone quarried in the local area. The years have mellowed it and its white windows match the white-painted timber balustrade on a north-facing balcony. Birkenmoor, which was built in the 1920s, is believed to have been constructed by one of Australia’s oldest building companies, Hansen Yuncken. Founded in Melbourne in 1918 by Otto Yuncken and Lauritz Hansen, the company is one of Australia’s largest privately owned construction companies and a builder of major projects such as schools and hospitals. The owners are only the second family to have owned the property. While the original floor plan is largely intact, many rooms have been updated to include white Carrara marble surrounds at open fireplaces and on patios and polished parquetry flooring. The marble entrance leads to formal rooms at the front, which are connected by sliding doors to make one large entertaining space. The informal family hub is made up of a large timber kitchen and meals area with an informal sitting room nearby oriented to the light. A new wing, built about two decades ago, extends the living space towards the north. It includes a massive informal zone with family room, kitchen, bathroom and gym with spa and sauna.

“A TRULY MAGNIFICENT HOUSE IN LOWER PLENTY’S MOST DESIRED AND EXCLUSIVE ADDRESS.” ROCCO MONTANARO – AGENT

Bounded by the Plenty River and the west until it joins the Yarra River, which forms the suburb’s southern boundary, Lower Plenty is a green suburb that was once part of Eltham. Today it is known for its wide-open green spaces and its large houses on big allotments. It has a busy shopping strip, a primary school and a hotel. The Lower Plenty Cricket and Football Club is in nearby Montmorency. Golfers are catered for with the Rosanna and Heidelberg golf clubs.

How this suburb has moved: Up by 11.9 per cent in the quarter to December 2010. * REIV stats

Every room in this wing overlooks the garden, and french doors open to the terrace beside the 4.5-metre deep swimming pool. Clearly a haven for all generations, this wing has been the site of many parties and family gatherings. In the original house again, a curved staircase with white-painted timber balustrade leads to the first floor, which is given over to bedrooms and bathrooms. The craftsmanship that went into the three upstairs bathrooms is still on display. Pink, blue and green-tiled walls are still in fine condition and are laid to conform to the contours of the walls and window sills. Gold-plated taps and marble benches were later additions. The generous main bedroom includes a walk-in wardrobe, while another large bedroom has french doors to the spacious north-facing terrace, which can be accessed from a door in the hall. The other three bedrooms and a bathroom are off the transverse hall. Downstairs again, a huge walkway leads to the large conservatory with views over the garden. A property such as this needs a dam, and Birkenmoor has one. Stables and a barn towards the rear of the land complete the picture of a semi-rural haven an easy 30-minute drive from the city. \

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GREENSBOROUGH If Greensborough’s Apollo Parkways had its own monarch, this is possibly where he or she would choose to reside. This three-storey house towers over its neighbours on Brentwick Drive and has commanding views that stretch from RMIT Bundoora Campus across to the bush blocks of Plenty. The house is palatial in both size and aesthetic. The central storey, complete with its own front terrace, is clearly dressed to impress. A sweeping timber stairwell divides two reception areas: the lounge and dining room, and the family hub complete with granite-clad kitchen. High ceilings, wrought iron light-fittings and hardwood floors punctuated with detailed parquetry add extra elegance to these rooms. Form is also matched by function here. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances and a walk-in butler’s pantry concealed in the return of the stairs. There is a covered outdoor entertaining area close by. Accommodation is up top, so you can wake up and fall asleep to those stunning views. The main bedroom, complete with en suite and walk-in wardrobe, shares a balcony with the nearby retreat area. Three more bedrooms are serviced by a large bathroom with spa and separate toilet. Way down below on the property’s ground floor is a three-car garage and oversized rumpus/workshop connected to the rest of the house via a spiral staircase. Built nine-years ago, this house sits on a large elevated block with established, tropical-style gardens front and back. \ LIAM CARTER

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BARRY PLANT, 9467 5444 66 Brentwick Drive Price: $720,000 + Auction: April 16 at 3pm

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WOODARDS, 9499 1276 92 Tarcoola Drive Price: $520,000 – $570,000 Auction: April 16 at 1.30pm

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MILES REAL ESTATE, 9459 5666 99 Beverley Road Price: $880,000 – $920,000 Auction: April 16 at 1pm

Once a classic cream-brick 1960s residence, this house now has a second storey and almost double the living space. The established trees that line this hilly stretch of Beverley Road are the only things that give away the true vintage of this attractive four-bedroom property. No expense has been spared on bringing the house into the 21st century. The kitchen has an oversized Blanco oven and a vast CaesarStone island bench. Both bathrooms are immaculately finished. The expansive family hub has spotted-gum floors and a gas log heater. The property includes a large outdoor entertainment area and manicured lawn that is big enough for a pool. The old lounge room has been converted into a large main bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe, en suite and a street-facing balcony. The kids have the privacy of their very own storey. Upstairs, there are three bedrooms, a bathroom and a rumpus/second living area. \ LIAM CARTER

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TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE EARLY WINTER CHILL March WITH  auction clearance percentages

on Melbourne’s million-dollar-plus properties down in the 50s, we seem to be firmly in the grip of an early winter chill. The average number of bidders per auction is down to about 1.5, and the number of “volcano” auctions with four or more bidders has dropped to 16 per cent from 64 per cent this time last year. There is also a significant overhang of unsold stock. Of the 26 million-dollar-plus properties we monitored as passing in at auction in March, only five had sold by the end of the month. That overhang will only add to the supply of stock coming on to the market in the lead-up to Easter. For those who can look beyond this frosty spell – and we believe that the factors behind the current lack of enthusiasm may only be temporary – the high pre-Easter stock supply is creating great opportunities to buy prestige properties at lower prices or a better-quality house than they may have expected. Right now, buyers’ minds have shifted from panicking about finding a home to thinking about how they can cut the best deal.

But what is the best deal? Is it always about getting a home at a bargain price? A home should serve two purposes: emotional (shelter and comfort); and investment (money maker) over the long term. Cutting the best deal involves understanding what goes into both of those components. The best deal for a buyer varies according to their own specific circumstances. Your specific circumstances and needs may result in a very different outcome than for me or somebody else. So our first advice to clients wanting to get the best outcome is to clearly know what they want. Saving $250,000 off the asking price on a house you don’t like makes even less sense than paying $250,000 more than you have to because you can’t withstand the pressure applied by a selling agent. Secondly, before you enter negotiations on price, you need to understand what risks you are prepared to take for what rewards. On a scale of one to 10 – with one being lowest price and 10 being dream house at any cost – what is your main aim in negotiations: to buy at a specific price; or to buy the house? Most buyers end somewhere between three and seven on the scale, and that is what we call the individual’s risk-versus-reward scenario. Thirdly, it’s important to remember

Auctioned for $1.68 MILLION 18 Toora Street, Ivanhoe

that saving money is not always the best way to make money in the long run. In this current market it can be relatively easy to knock $50,000 off an overpriced long-term unsold (stale). But that saving may also be an indication of probable low future price growth on that property. You might be better off in a hot auction, bidding hard against three or more other bidders (proven demand) to buy a house with good land content (which indicates a supply restriction, in the future). Even in a supposedly weaker market some houses can still fly. A midweek auction on a property at 19 Huntingfield Road, Toorak, saw three bidders push the

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Once you turn off bustling Lower Plenty Road into this leafy, green pocket of Macleod, the pace slows and the volume appears to turn down by itself. The property at No.92 Tarcoola Drive sits on a prominent 540-square metre corner block. Inside, this house makes its mark with its split-level floor plan and high, cathedralstyle ceilings. The sunken main living room is a light and airy space ideal for entertaining. The nearby kitchen has been stylishly updated with stainless steel appliances and granite benches and splashback. Meals can be enjoyed here or outside on the paved terrace. An old wet area off the double garage has been converted into a third living area, which would make an ideal home office or gym. The three bedrooms have fresh carpets and built-in wardrobes. They share a large family bathroom with spa. The property includes ducted heating and new evaporated ducted cooling. \ LIAM CARTER

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on-the-market price of $6.7 million to a final result of $7.06 million – valuing the land at $5000 per square metre. No market weakness there. So if you’re really keen on a particular property, you need to know how much it is realistically worth to others in today’s market. That involves true research (hard work). It means understanding today’s market values on land in the area, what are the replacement building costs, and what are the true comparable sales – not just the red-hot results. Yes, this is a buyers’ market and there are some great houses to be bought right now. But you can’t start a quality negotiation and cut the best deal for you if your foundations are based on guesswork, inexperience and rumour rather than a plan, preparation and some perspiration. And remember that this current chill may be just a window, not a trend. It is likely that after Easter some sellers simply won’t put their houses on the market, creating a shortage of stock that may push prices back up. \ MAL JAMES Principal Buyer Advocate 0408 107 988 \ 9804 3133 WE ONLY BUY HOMES www.james.net.au

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20 Nulgarrah Crescent, Greensborough ................................................................. Price: $500,000 + ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 7 at 2pm .................................................................

66 Brentwick Drive, Greensborough ................................................................. Price: $720,000 + ................................................................. Auction Saturday April 16 at 3pm .................................................................

45 Ellesmere Parade, Rosanna ................................................................. Price: $650,000 - $720,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday April at 16 10am .................................................................

4/83 Nell Street, Greensborough ................................................................. Price: $360,000 + ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 14 at 2pm .................................................................

Set in the St Helena College zone amid relaxing gardens including paved entertainment zone and a heated double spa, this well-presented four-bedroom house is ready for a new family to enjoy. Let's eat lunch @ Urban Grooves, 99 Grimshaw Street Let's eat dinner @ La Pesh Steakhouse, 81 Main Road, Lower Plenty Let's drink coffee @ Pelligra Cakes, 71 Main Street

This simply stunning tri-level house is impressive from the outset with fantastic street facade, inspired panoramic views and a versatile floor plan. Several living areas and attention to detail right throughout. Let's eat lunch @ La Porchetta, 94 Main St Let's eat dinner @ Eos Greek Tavern, 83 Grimshaw St Let's drink coffee @ Urban Grooves Cafe, 99 Grimshaw St

Recently improved three-bedroom rendered brick house offers sparkling accommodation with leafy green vistas. Hardwood floors, light-filled living and dining, garden studio, auto garage, DH, AC, walk to shops, train and schools. Let's eat lunch @ Toti's Pizza Bistro, 46-48 Beetham Pde Let's eat dinner @ Baan Thai, 137 Lower Plenty Rd Let's drink coffee @ Cino Vino, 115 Lower Plenty Rd

With fresh paint, newly polished floorboards and a rear yard with undercover decked area, this enticing villa handy to Greensborough shops and station represents an excellent start in the real-estate market. Let's eat lunch @ Urban Grooves, 99 Grimshaw Street Let's eat dinner @ Cafe Spice, 4/118 Main Street Let's drink coffee @ Santilli Coffee, 2 Hopkins Street

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POSTCODE

3079

Miles Real Estate 9497 3222 2

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POSTCODE

3084

Barry Plant Rosanna 9459 8111 3

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137 Maltravers Road, Ivanhoe East ................................................................. Price: $750,000 - $800,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 7 at noon .................................................................

22 McCrae Road, Rosanna ................................................................. Price: $640,000 - $690,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 7 at 12:30pm .................................................................

Charming two-bedroom art deco house in one of the area´s best addresses, ample original character, tightly held for more than 50 years, potential for improvement, bigger than expected backyard, near grammar schools, shops, parks and trains. Let's eat lunch @ Va Tutto, 226 Upper Heidelberg Rd Let's eat dinner @ Condotti, 237 Lower Heidelberg Rd Let's drink coffee @ Rocket, 144 Upper Heidelberg Rd

Immaculate De Felice-built house in a coveted parkland location. It features formal lounge and dining, updated kitchen, generous family room with polished hardwood floors, large robed bedrooms, under-house storage and four-car carport. Let's eat lunch @ Toti's Pizza Bistro, 46-48 Beetham Pde Let's eat dinner @ Dragon House, 110 Lower Plenty Road Let's drink coffee @ Cino Vino, 115 Lower Plenty Road

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POSTCODE

3085

YALLAMBIE

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DARREN JONES, 9432 2544 266 Yallambie Road Price: $500,000 + Auction: April 30 at 11am

This 42-year-old red-brick family house offers a comfortable and convenient lifestyle. The trimmed front garden and hedges lead to the four-bedroom residence with many entertainment areas. The leadlight front door opens to the dove-grey tiled entry and the blue-carpeted lounge that continues into the rumpus room. The lounge is also near the wooden kitchen with cream tiles. It offers views of the back garden, a water feature and a paved outdoor dining area that is surrounded by seasonal flowers. This provides the perfect backdrop for entertaining. All four carpeted bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and share the peach family bathroom. The property also has a separate self-contained unit in the private backyard. It features a kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and lounge area. Other features of the house include ducted heating, evaporative cooling and a long driveway that offers ample off-street parking. There is also a bus stop at the front door that takes you to Northland Shopping Centre and Greensborough Plaza. \ BIANCA VILLAROSA

Woodards Ivanhoe 9499 1276 3

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POSTCODE

3094

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Buckingham & Company Montmorency 9434 6666 3

2

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92 Tarcoola Drive, Macleod ................................................................. Price: Price on Application ................................................................. Auction Saturday April 16 at 1.30 .................................................................

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

This house offers a great family lifestyle featuring granite kitchen with stainless steel appliances, three bedrooms, bathroom with spa bath, paved al fresco area, polished hardwood floors and ducted cooling/heating. Let's eat lunch @ Urban Grooves, 99 Grimshaw Street Let's eat dinner @ Suwan Thai, 82 Lower Plenty Road Let's drink coffee @ Bon Bons, Greensborough Plaza

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.

POSTCODE

3085

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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POSTCODE

3079

GREENSBOROUGH

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BUCKINGHAM, 9435 0999 35 Pinehills Drive Price: $440,000 + Sale by tender: Closing April 19 at 6pm

POSTCODE

3089

This traditional Greensborough house has been revamped and now offers contemporary fittings, polished timber floorboards, white walls and stylish interiors. The large formal lounge is right at the entrance and has a taupe-coloured feature wall. Around the corner is the recently updated kitchen that overlooks the casual meals/lounge area. The meals area features light-grey walls and large windows. It offers views of the oversized dining area that is covered by Perspex. This decked entertainment area steps down into the garden, which has plenty of lawn space and room for a trampoline. The three bedrooms are all at the front of the house and have built-in wardrobes. They are conveniently located near the renovated family bathroom, which features dark charcoal-coloured tiles and a bathtub. Other features include block-out blinds in the meals area and bathroom, ducted heating and split-system air-conditioning. The property is minutes away from Kalparrin Gardens and Greensborough Plaza. \ BIANCA VILLAROSA

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POSTCODE

3754

Fletchers Eltham 9430 1111 4

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41 Melcombe Road, Ivanhoe ................................................................. Price: $1.296 million ................................................................. For sale .................................................................

42 Jorgensen Avenue, Doreen ................................................................. Price: $420,000 - $490,000 ................................................................. Expressions of Interest by Tuesday April 12 .................................................................

Art deco circa 1939 beautifully renovated and extended clinker-brick house in highly sought-after Beaumont Estate. It features open fireplaces, air-conditioning, ducted heating, zoned bedrooms, spa bathroom, retreat or study, plus new bathroom. Let's eat lunch @ Rocket, 144 Upper Heidelberg Road Let's eat dinner @ Va Tutto, 226 Upper Heidelberg Road Let's drink coffee @ Zanetti, 132 Upper Heidelberg Road

Modern brick-veneer house set among landscaped low-maintenance gardens offers expansive living areas to cater for families of all ages. With fresh, contemporary décor, this property offers integrated practical living at its best. Let's eat lunch @ Eden Valley Cafe, 1435 Plenty Road Let's eat dinner @ Uday Indian, 10/95 Hazel Glen Drive Let's drink coffee @ Bean About, 12k/95 Hazel Glen Drive

POSTCODE

3088

Barry Plant Diamond Creek 9438 1133 4

Barry Plant Ivanhoe 9499 7992

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POSTCODE

3084

Hocking Stuart Ivanhoe 9499 5611

POSTCODE

3754

Morrison Kleeman Greensborough 9435 7666 3

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POSTCODE

3079

Miles Real Estate 9497 3222 4

2

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28 Moray Street, Diamond Creek ................................................................. Price: ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 7 at 11am .................................................................

Lot 1 Shirley Grove, Heidelberg ................................................................. Price: Price on Application ................................................................. For sale EOI Closing Tuesday May 17 .................................................................

4 Harlin Street, Doreen ................................................................. Price: $550,000 - $600,000 ................................................................. Private sale .................................................................

22 Rose Street, Ivanhoe ................................................................. Price: $1.8 million - $1.9 million ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 7 at 3pm .................................................................

This well-positioned house within the St Helena school zone is beckoning your creative flair. Walking distance to parklands, Diamond Creek/Eltham bike and walking track, shops, schools and transport. Unlimited potential. 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

Looking for a parcel of land to build your dream house? This cleared block measuring 450sqm (approx) presents an outstanding opportunity to build your new house or development (STCA). Let's eat lunch @ Cellini Lounge Café, 191 Burgundy St Let's eat dinner @ Old England Hotel, 459 Lower Heidelberg Rd Let's drink coffee @ Café Matto, 136 Burgundy St

The spacious proportions and flexible floor plan of this immaculately presented property sets the tone for casual, laid-back living to deliver a house that´s just perfect for comfortable low-maintenance family living. Let's eat lunch @ Laurimar Cafe, 25 Hazel Glen Drive Let's eat dinner @ Eden Valley, 1435 Plenty Road Let's drink coffee @ Bean About, 95 Hazel Glen Drive

Captivating four-bedroom residence, built with a project team including architect Peter Hooks and renowned builder Ron Elliott, self-contained annex and separate studio, two bathrooms and DLUG. Scope to further improve, 1072sqm (approx). Let's eat lunch @ Va Tutto, 226 Upper Heidelberg Rd Let's eat dinner @ Vasko, 111 Upper Heidelberg Rd Let's drink coffee @ Brown Bag, 9/149 Upper Heidelberg Rd

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Miles 36 Buckingham & Co 54 Darren Jones 84 David McFarlane 89 Barry Plant 107 Barry Plant 107

Morrison Kleeman 66 Darren Jones 83 Barry Plant 96 Barry Plant 96 Barry Plant 98 Barry Plant 104 Barry Plant 104

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rUsTIC sOUrdOUGH BAKerY 10 Main Street, 9432 3288

With more than 130 suppliers, Health & Home has everything covered from a health perspective to the homely front. Body care, creams, lotions and potions are all readily available and tailored to different skin types. Ecoya candles set the mood when winding down, while lifestyle books provide some light reading. Decorative, functional, contemporary and classic gifts, homewares and cards are also elegantly scattered throughout the serene shop, which caters to all personalities, tastes and lifestyle choices. Nip in and dabble in divine style any day of the week. \

There’s no excuse to not enjoy the wonderful waft of fresh bread every morning with Rustic on the scene. Hot and fresh out of the oven, Rustic swears by its ravishing range of organic bread. Sourdough and traditional rye bread are on the daily agenda, as is organic olive bread, stone bread and raisin bread. Rustic only uses stone-ground flour in its organic bread and no yeast. Drop in Saturdays and bite into the “beer bread”. If this doesn’t tickle your fancy, then you can nibble on the amazing apricot, walnut and honey loaf, which is available only on weekends. \

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TUsCANY desIGNs 69 Main Street, 1300 154 456 www.tuscanydesigns.com.au

Walking into Christine’s you will probably walk out with a new pair of shoes – it happened to me. This strike rate is due to the fabulous footwear range on offer. Christine’s stocks comfy, fashionable footwear and carries brands such as Django & Juliette, Nu Neo, Ecco and Hispanitas. It even stocks Tsonga shoes, which are fair-trade and handmade in South Africa. With winter fast approaching there are no sky-high stilettos, only a vast range of high-quality leather boots and suede shoes. Christine’s also stocks accessories to match, including hats, scarves and handbags. \

Wedding bells, fancy French Batacuda jewellery, beautiful bridal charms and bonboniere mean the wedding day is fast approaching, and Tuscany Designs can spare you any hassles for the big day. It may not have the dazzling dress, but makes up for it with everything else. Matching men’s ties, cufflinks and perfect gifts for the bridal party are also available. It also stocks gifts for other occasions, including Tuscan soaps, leather and non-leather handbags, wallets and gorgeous homewares. Free gift wrapping is available with every purchase. \

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IVANHOE 22 Rose Street RARE FAIRY HILLS FAMILY RETREAT A fine Fairy Hills location just footsteps to Ivanhoe Grammar School sets the scene for an outstanding family lifestyle in this captivating bagged brick residence with broad frontage and north-facing rear garden. With an innovative project team including architect Peter Hooks and renowned builder Ron Elliott, this sprawling single-level home comprises three separate structures with main family dwelling, self-contained annex and studio in a an open, established garden setting. Presented in immaculate original condition for immediate enjoyment while offering scope to further improve; this unique family home affords four bedrooms, formal and family zones under cathedral ceiling, functional kitchen, two bathrooms and powder rooms, ducted heating/cooling, paved alfresco areas, double lock-up garage and rear right of way. Rare opening on 1072m² (approx) near village shopping, trains and Yarra parklands. Auction

Saturday 7th May at 3pm

ESR

$1,700,000-$1,830,000

Inspect

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

Land

1072m2 approx.

Contact

Stewart Oldmeadow 0412 119 277 Keith Oldmeadow 0409 858 786

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AU SA CT TU ION R T D H AY IS 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 1.30pm-2.00pm

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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AU SA CT TU ION R T D H AY IS 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

Thu 6.00pm-6.30pm, Sat 12.30pm-1.00pm

floorplan flexibility. Boasts three robed bedrooms with three marble-lined ensuites, expansive living and dining zone with

Contact

Stewart Oldmeadow 0412 119 277

towering ceiling opening to huge alfresco entertainment terrace with views, lounge/gym or home office, study area, premium

Damien Carter 0438 850 166

Miele kitchen with pantry, powder room, laundry, cellar/storage, gas log heater, video intercom and sunny courtyard garden.

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IVANHOE 2/60 Locksley Road

Auction:

Saturday 16th April at 12pm

LUXURIOUSLY LARGE LOW-MAINTENANCE LIVING

ESR

$800,000-$880,000

Inspect

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

Contact

Helen Witchell 0413 741 158

EAGLEMONT 12/110 Maltravers Road

Auction:

Saturday 16th April at 11am

MODERNIST SENSATION, STYLISH RENOVATION

ESR

$485,000-$530,000

Inspect

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

Contact

Stewart Oldmeadow 0412 119 277

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,

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kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, bathroom, laundry, ducted heating, evaporative cooling, vacuum, carpet, and double auto garage.

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,

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 Carn Avenue

For Sale

ENCHANTING ENTERTAINER IN ELITE LOCALE

ESR

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

Inspect

Wed 2.30pm-3.00pm, Sat 2.00pm-2.30pm

Land

890m2 approx.

Contact

Greg Taylor 0409 090 611

IVANHOE EAST 137 Maltravers Road

Auction:

Saturday 7th May at 12pm

DECO DELIGHT BOASTING BIG BACKYARD

ESR

$750,000-$800,000

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, downstairs rumpus, ducted heating/cooling, alarm and five car-spaces. Enviably located near private schools, parks and transport.

Leave all expectations at the door of this charming Art Deco home as there are plenty of surprises to get you excited about the future. One of the area´s best addresses, this classic home displays ample original character throughout a flexible two bedroom floorplan affording immediate

Inspect

Sat 10.00am-10.30am

Contact

Helen Witchell 0413 741 158

living. Tightly held for over 50 years, the home is ready for a lift showing terrific potential for improvement including a bigger than expected backyard with loads of room to extend and still enjoy the open garden space. Offers living (or 3rd BR), dining room, sunroom, kitchen/meals.

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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 11.30am-12.00pm

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

AU SA CT TU ION R T D H AY IS

Street, hospitals and parkland.

HEIDELBERG 44 Barkly Place

Auction:

Saturday 16th April at 12pm

LANDMARK DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY

ESR

$650,000-$700,000

Inspect

Thu 3.30pm-4.00pm, Sat 11.30am-12.00pm

Land

625m2 approx.

Contact

Stewart Oldmeadow 0412 119 277

A significant opening, this charming 2BR and study home on Heidelberg Hill by Burgundy Street, parkland and major hospitals inviting multiple unit development (STCA). Level 625m² allotment with north-facing rear features spectacular sweeping views of the ranges. Seize the opportunity and create one of Banyule´s best developments in a lifestyle location.

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AU SA CT TU ION R T D H AY IS

ROSANNA 43 Grandview Grove

Auction:

Saturday 16th April at 11am

DREAM DIMENSIONS, OUTSTANDING OUTLOOK

ESR

$950,000-$1,045,000

Inspect

Thu 5.15pm-5.45pm, Sat 10.30am-11.00am

On an extensive 247ft deep allotment, you will be thinking 24/7 about the significant opportunity presented by this delightful home. And at 60ft

Land

1380m2 approx.

Contact

Greg Taylor 0409 090 611

ROSANNA 7 Maleela Grove

Auction:

Saturday 30th April at 11am

FAMILY ENTERTAINER WITH EXCITING FUTURE

ESR

$580,000-$610,000

Inspect

Thu 2.30pm-3.00pm, Sat 10.00am-10.30am

Contact

Greg Taylor 0409 090 611

wide, you will be planning that dream project in your sleep! A rare opening between Invermay and Darvall; this character-filled three bedroom home is superbly elevated to enjoy those grand views to the distant ranges while opening out to the rear where the backyard just seems to go on forever. There is no better position to make the most of such an extraordinarily large block and sub-divide/develop (STCA).

The generous four bedroom floorplan of this fabulous residence provides for growing families seeking an elevated position in a popular locale. Facing north, this meticulously maintained home opens at the rear to a vast, covered alfresco entertaining area. Nestled on a 560m² allotment (approx) seconds to schools, shops, transport and parks; this home offers scope to further improve and also includes lounge room, large dining area, two bathrooms (ensuite), central gas heating, A/C, polished floorboards, BIRs, rainwater tank and remote control door to 2-car carport.

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ROSANNA 11 Station Road

Auction:

Saturday 14th May at 11am

PERFECT PLATFORM FOR LIFESTYLE ENJOYMENT

ESR

$650,000-$690,000

Inspect

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

Contact

John Levingston 0410 978 144

A fabulous Hylton Crescent corner position in a beautiful bird-attracting garden setting highlights the contemporary style and space of this stunning 3 or 4BR executive family residence freestanding on a compact allotment. Metres to shops, schools, park and train station offering

Brad Pearce 0409 679 414

central heating, evaporative cooling, ducted vacuum, polished floorboards, sandstone alfresco area, views and double auto garage (internal entry).

ROSANNA 3/14 Pyalong Avenue

Auction:

Saturday 30th April at 12pm

PRESENTATION PERFECT!

ESR

$550,000-$590,000

Inspect

Thu 3.30pm-4.00pm, Sat 3.00pm-3.30pm

Contact

Greg Taylor 0409 090 611

Immaculate 3BR, 2 bathroom freestanding rear villa unit meticulously maintained and tastefully kept up-to-date by just the one owner near Rosanna Parklands, shops and public transport. Nestled among lovely garden on an inviting landscaped block of only three. Immediately enjoy the beautiful light-filled spaces of this superb home including living room, dining room to sunny courtyard garden, Blanco/ASKO kitchen, ducted heating, air-conditioning, alarm, vacuum, 2000l raintank, gutter-guard and double auto garage.

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ROSANNA 99 Beverley Road

Auction:

Saturday 16th April at 1pm

THE FUTURE IS HERE WITH YOUR FAMILY

Inspect

Thu 1.30pm-2.00pm, Sat 12.30pm-1.00pm

Land

680m2 approx.

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

Contact

Paul Carbone 0418 541 169 Brad Pearce 0409 679 414

children´s wing with rumpus and bathroom. Also offers spacious family living/dining (gas log heater), premium stone kitchen with European

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

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 1.30pm-2.00pm

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 Crt boasting north-facing rear garden; this remarkable elevated home overlooks Banyule Native Gardens and wetlands moments to schools, & transport. Enhanced by huge sun-drenched deck, lounge/dining, living, versatile

Contact

Helen Witchell 0413 741 158 Brad Pearce 0409 679 414

rumpus/games/home cinema, study area, gourmet kitchen. For those who like to keep fit with the running track on your doorstep.

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ROSANNA 2/326 Lower Plenty Road

Auction:

Saturday 7th May at 11am

LIFESTYLE CONVENIENCE OVERLOOKING PARKLAND

ESR

$360,000-$400,000

A tranquil parkland outlook directly over to the Banyule Shared Trail is the perfect complement to the sought-after convenience offered by this villa unit. An opening for investors, first-home buyers and downsizers; this brick unit with lock-up garage is close to village shopping, schools

Inspect

Sat 2.00pm-2.30pm

Contact

John Levingston 0410 978 144 Brad Pearce 0409 679 414

and transport including rail. Meticulously maintained in original order, this single-level home comprises two double bedrooms, kitchen and dining

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area, central bathroom, gas wall heating, good storage and courtyard garden with semi-covered and paved alfresco entertaining area.

DIAMOND CREEK 14 Edinburgh Street

Auction:

Saturday 16th April at 3pm

HUGE DIAMOND CREEK DISCOVERY

ESR

$420,000-$460,000

Inspect

Sat 2.30pm-3.00pm

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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IVANHOE 7/45 St Elmo Road

IVANHOE 1/4 Noel Street

SECURE, TWO BEDROOM & RENOVATED!

EASY LIVING, EXCELLENT LOCATION

A quiet rear position and a hot location are certain to spark great interest in this fabulous 2BR first floor

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

apartment inviting an effortless lifestyle for downsizers, first-home buyers and investors. Stroll to nearby

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

Ivanhoe shopping village, train station and hospitals from this tastefully refurbished home delivering

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

relaxed low-upkeep living in a peaceful block including covered OSP on title.

internal access, ducted heating and fabulous garden courtyard.

Auction:

Saturday 16th April at 12pm

For Sale

ESR:

$365,000-$390,000

ESR:

Inspect:

Thu 4.30pm-5.00pm, Sat 11.30am-12.00pm

Inspect:

Sat 10.00am-10.30am

Contact:

James Davis 0405 687 817

Contact:

Helen Witchell 0413 741 158

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$650,000

HEIDELBERG 4/77 Yarra Street

IVANHOE 2 Edward Court

ACQUIRE WHAT YOU TRULY DESIRE!

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 30m frontage provides a warm welcome inviting first-home buyers, renovators and builders to explore all of the options. Auction:

Saturday 16th April at 11am

Inspect:

Thu 5.15pm-5.45pm, Sat 10.30am-11.00am

Contact:

James Davis 0405 687 817

For Sale ESR: Inspect: Contact:

Damien Carter 0438 850 166

ROSANNA 9459 5666 118 Lower Plenty Road

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 cafĂŠs, shops, park, hospitals and train.

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

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HEIDELBERG HEIGHTS 6/15 McEwan Road DRESSED TO IMPRESS, WHY NOT INVEST?

GREAT GARDEN VILLA WITH VIEWS! Superb 2BR villa unit secluded behind large private garden and enjoying uninterrupted Heidelberg Hill views to the ranges. Rear courtyard, two-car 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. Auction:

Saturday 16th April at 11am

ESR:

$410,000-$450,000

Inspect:

Thu 2.30pm-3.00pm, Sat 10.30am-11.00am

Contact:

Paul Carbone 0418 541 169

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Nestled behind a native garden with own street frontage; a superb sense of space and seclusion sets this stylish 3BR contemporary townhouse apart from the rest. Wonderful private north-facing courtyard, living room, dining, Blanco kitchen, bath/powder rooms, heating/cooling, 2 car spaces. An intelligent investment with long-term tenants (until 01/2012). For Sale ESR: $435,000 Inspect: Sat 1.00pm-1.30pm Contact: Peter Scott 0459 223 994

HEIDELBERG 4/106 Brown Street

YALLAMBIE 23 Jindalee Avenue

HEIDELBERG WEST 29 Coomalie Crescent

CUL-DE-SAC CLASSIC SET TO SHINE

LAND TO LAUNCH A SUCCESSFUL FUTURE Blessed with wide frontage & a 660m² block (approx), change course on convenient Coomalie Crescent and direct this long-held property successfully into the future. This charming 3BR home offered for the first time in over 60 years on a large allotment represents an outstanding opportunity to subdivide (STCA). Auction:

Saturday 16th April at 11am

ESR:

$485,000-$530,000

Inspect:

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

Contact:

Peter Scott 0459 223 994

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This comfortable double fronted home is instantly attractive for easy family living while exciting prospects exist to further improve when ready with renovations and extension for potential views. Offering entry foyer, 3 double bedrooms with BIRs, northfacing lounge and dining area, family room opening to sheltered entertainment deck, renovated kitchen, panelled bathroom, laundry, and lock up garage. For Sale ESR: Inspect: Contact:

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$400,000-$440,000 Wed 3.30-4.00pm, Sat 10.00-10.30am Greg Taylor 0409 090 611

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ROSANNA 118 Mountain View Parade

VIEWBANK 52 Castleton Road

FINE FUTURE OUTLOOK IN LOFTY LOCATION

IMMACULATE, INVITING, INTEGRAL

Situated on the much preferred eastern side of the parade with an elevated rear outlook towards the

Flawless presentation and complete comfort define the immediate lifestyle appeal of this immaculate 3BR

ranges, the huge backyard of this classic 3BR and study home provides outstanding inspiration for future

(BIR), residence on a generous garden allotment. Meticulously maintained and instantly inviting with

improvements. A coveted family-oriented location near Rosanna village, parklands, schools and rail

excellent potential for further improvements when ready. Metres to parkland and schools, includes sunny

complements the superb opportunity presented by this charming home.

living and dining room, fully-appointed kitchen, segmented bath and shower rooms, central heating, air-

For Sale

conditioning, powered workshed and 2-car carport.

Land:

794m2 approx.

Auction:

Saturday 16th April at 1pm

Contact:

Brad Pearce 0409 679 414

Inspect:

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

Paul Carbone 0418 541 169

Contact:

Greg Taylor 0409 090 611

COMMERCIAL

VIEWBANK 8 Quamby Court QUALITY LIFESTYLE IN COUNTRY SETTING A family entertainer enjoying a serene rural outlook to the horizon featuring horses and no houses; this 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 accommodation is enhanced by central heating, evaporative cooling, vacuum, speaker system and decking. For Sale Inspect: Contact:

ROSANNA 9459 5666 118 Lower Plenty Road

Sat 10.00am-10.30am Paul Carbone 0418 541 169 Brad Pearce 0409 679 414

ROSANNA 37 Davies Street IT’S TIME TO LEAVE HOME! A perfect retail/commercial premises in this active neighbourhood strip perfect for any business to take that next step (STCA). Opposite the school with good passing trade, this air-conditioned shop/office of 45 sqm (approx) is totally renovated to suit a multitude of uses. A corner location allows for excellent business exposure and provides a bright and inviting environment. Expressions of Interest: Closing 10 May at 5pm Inspect: Contact:

By Appointment Paul Evans 0408 144 181 Dietmar Gregory 0422 402 545

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EAGLEMONT 73 Silverdale Road

Expressions of Interest Closing 10 May at 5pm

EXCITING RETAIL PREMISES WITH UPSIDE!

Inspect

A unique opportunity to acquire this solid two-storey shop and residence in the heart of historic Eaglemont Village. Currently utilised as offices,

Contact

Thu 4.30pm-5.00pm, Sat 10.00am-10.30am Damien Carter 0438 850 166 Paul Evans 0408 144 181

this art-deco building will suit owner-occupiers or developers who may elect to take advantage of a current planning permit for four apartments, plus retail space. An outstanding invitation to make an indelible mark on the property for your own business or to further enhance. Zoned Business 1, on a generous allotment incorporating on-site parking via right-of-way at rear, the property is to be sold with Vacant Possession.

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COMMERCIAL

HEIDELBERG WEST 142-144 Dougharty Road

Auction:

Thursday 14th April at 3pm

BLUE CHIP INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENT!

Inspect

Thu 2.30pm-3.00pm

This prominent corner site in one of Heidelberg West’s premier addresses, offers an investor a tremendous opportunity to acquire both a prime located Industrial property and a gilt-edged tenant. Leased to long-standing and established business (Docklands Press), the new 3 year lease,

Contact

Tim Mitchell 0417 339 986 Paul Evans 0408 144 181

plus option commences January 2011 and is currently returning $180,000.00 per annum, plus GST and outgoings. Annual rent reviews. Perfect passive investment for your portfolio. Terms: 10% deposit, balance 30/60/90 days.

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woodards.com.au MULTI-OFFICE NETWORK

MACLEOD/YALLAMBIE 92 Tarcoola Drive 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 THIS SATURDAY

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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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barryplant.com.au Greensborough 66 Brentwick Drive

“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 featured p/boards to formal lounge/dining, huge modern 2-Pak kitchen, large extended family room + meals, upstairs 4 extra 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 & double balcony to Master BR. High ceilings, manicured gardens, quality fixtures & fittings, down lights & paving, D/H & cooling & sought after location. Simply come see this truly amazing quality built home!

Bundoora 5 Eliot Court Blue Lagoon Just like your own island resort, this spacious & bright home offers you the ultimate family retreat. From its tropical plantings & saltwater pool through to its generous family spaces, the only thing you´ll need to bring is a pina colada. With an immaculately maintained façade & huge allotment of 757sqm approx, this home has room for everyone! The gourmet kitchen has glowing wood cabinetry & terrific preparation area + S/S appliances. The four BR’s are all brightly lit, with the master suite featuring WIR’s. Two modern bathrooms feature quality fittings & storage, with the master bathroom including a luxurious spa for evening soaks. D/H, S/S cooling, alarm, garden sheds & dual carport. Close to local shops & schools, this home will offer a comforting retreat for the whole family!

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This Saturday at 3pm ____________________________________ PRICE GUIDE $720,000 + ____________________________________ Thursday 7:00 - 7:30pm Saturday 2:30 - 3:00pm ____________________________________ INSPECT

David Moxon 0413 673 636

CONTACT

Michael Egan 0409 416 546 ____________________________________

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Thursday 7:00 - 7:30pm

Saturday 1:00 - 1:30pm ____________________________________ CONTACT

Michael Traikopoulos

0413 657 314 ____________________________________

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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!

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INSPECT

Saturday 10:30 - 11:00am ____________________________________ David Moxon 0413 673 636

CONTACT

Shui Guan 0425 378 536 ____________________________________

AUCTION T H I S

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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!!

Bundoora 9467 5444 4 / 1177 Plenty Road

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Wednesday 6:00 - 6:30pm

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

Michael Traikopoulos

0413 657 314 ____________________________________

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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 1.30 - 2.00pm

> AUCTION

Sat 16th April - 2.00pm

> MEL REF

31 K6

> EPR

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

> OFFICE

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

> CONTACT Walter Ortner 0412 371 899

Carmel Puttyfoot 0408 173 822 Maurice DiMarzio 0419 182 276


Heidelberg Lot 1 Shirley Grove Land Of Opportunity With Stunning Views Looking for a parcel of land to build your family’s dream home and still be in the centre of Heidelberg? A rare offering on Heidelberg Hill capturing stunning views to the Dandenong Ranges in a private and secluded location has become available. This cleared block of land measuring 450sqm approx presents an outstanding opportunity to build your new home or development (STCA). With right of way access and positioned in an exclusive court you have every amenity minutes away. Public transport, schools, shopping centres, restaurants, Austin/Mercy Hospital & stunning parklands at your immediate disposal. Don’t delay this is a unique opportunity.

> VIEW

Rep On Site - Sat 10.00 - 10.30am

> EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

Closing Tuesday 17th May > MEL REF

31 K2

> OFFICE

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

> CONTACT Mario Cavar 0414 764 436

Mark Dixon 0423 395 699

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2/24 chute Street

Renovated shop of 90sqm with great exposure on a busy shopping strip. Three year lease with 3 further terms of 3 years. Rent $17,510 per annum + GST and the tenant pays all outgoings.

private Sale Quote Melway Contact Office Phone

$380,000 plus buyers 11:K5 Terry Gazelle 0438 196 480 Cnr Were & Rattray Rd, Montmorency 9434 6666

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6/11 neilsen crescent

Beautiful parkland views create the perfect backdrop for this very appealing modern townhouse. Low-maintenance buyers will find this impeccable home, surprisingly spacious with plenty of outdoor space to entertain alfresco. InsPeCtIOn thurS 6.00 - 6.30pm Sat 11.00 - 11.30am

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private Sale Quote $350,000 plus buyers Melway 9:E12 Contact Scott Nugent 0438 054 993 Vince Masci 0423 691 622 Office 98 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999


Auction this Saturday MONTMORENCY

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1A McCarthy Grove

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 8002m 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 11.30 - 12.00pm

Quote $520,000 plus buyers Melway 21:D8 Land size 800m2 approx Contact Adam McWatters 0404 489 266 Simon McEvoy 0412 319 046 Office Cnr Were & Rattray Rd, Montmorency Phone 9434 6666

Auction this Saturday MACLEOD

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96 Harborne Street

AUCTION Saturday 16th April at 1.00pm

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.

INSPECTION THURSDAY 6.00 - 6.30pm SATURDAY 12.30 - 1.00pm

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

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3/42 beaconsfield road

FortHComing tender

You know the feeling you get deep down inside when you finally find what you’re looking for. Well be prepared to experience that feeling again the moment you set eyes on this modern unit, secure at the rear of a select group of only 3. Its presentation is first class, throughout visually appealing interiors, with that little bit of extra space spilling to a fabulous entertainer’s courtyard with water feature. It would pay you to see this one soon. Features: Stylish sunken lounge, Modern stainless steel kitchen, Sun-soaked family/meals area, Master bedroom with WIR & ensuite, Bedrooms 2 & 3 zoned for privacy, Sparkling neutral bathroom, North-facing deck & landscaped courtyard, Ducted heating, evaporative cooling, Double lock up garage, Stroll to shops, station, bus & park.

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insPeCtiOn tHursday 5.00 - 5.30pm saturday 2.00 - 2.30pm

5 Herbert street

auCtion Saturday 30th April at 3.00pm

This charming timber family home offers generous land (950m2), spacious accommodation & retained period features, there is also a self-contained wing ideal for in-law accommodation, teenage retreat / home office. Behind a low picket fence an elevated entry porch introduces stylishly décor including glossy timber floors, high ceilings & tasteful feature walls throughout. Close to parklands, schools, LaTrobe Uni, Watsonia Station, Watsonia Shopping Village with Cafe’s, Restaurant’s & RSL. Features: 4 B/Rs + Study, Large Living Room with Cast Iron Open Fireplace, Formal dining, Bright Kitchen/family meals area, Renovated central bathroom, Ensuite to main B/R, 2nd Living with kitchenette, Double Garage, Ducted Heating & Split System cooling, Alfesco deck with Water feature.

insPeCtiOn tHursday 6.00 - 6.30pm saturday 3.00 - 3.30pm

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Quote $420,000 plus buyers Melway 21:B3 Contact Vince Masci 0423 691 622 Stuart Buckingham 0411 743 336 Office 98 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999

Quote $590,000 plus buyers Melway 20:D5 Land size 950m2 approx Contact Stuart Buckingham 0411 743 336 Scott Anderson 0412 855 775 Office 98 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999


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2 & 3/6 Papua street

auctIon Saturday 30th April at 2.00pm

Only minutes away from all your local amenities, Watsonia train station, Diamond Village shops & Greensborough Secondary College these compact units, with only 2 left are located amongst a block of 4. They are ideal properties for first home buyer entry, retirees or the smart investors. These are brand new units with all the latest colours and modern appliances. Features: Open plan living, 2 spacious bedrooms, Single lock up garage, Dishwasher, Landscaped Gardens, Gas ducted heating, Evaporative cooling.

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insPeCtiOn thursday 4.00 - 4.30pm saturday 10.00 - 10.30pm

2/7 rattray road

Quote $360,000 plus buyers Melway 20:F4 Contact Sue Stone 0416 055 159 Scott Anderson 0412 855 775 Office 98 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999

auctIon Saturday 14th May at 11.00am

Maybe you’re looking to enter the world of home ownership or perhaps it’s the investment opportunity that you’re interested in. Which ever way you want to go this is one ‘updated’ affordable gem you don’t want to miss. Whether you live in it yourself or let someone else live in it for you, in this location so close to Village shops, cafés and station you know you can’t go wrong. Features: Cosy lounge with gas pot-belly heater, Double bedroom with BIR’s, Modern updated kitchen/meals, Bathroom with laundry facilities , Compact rear courtyard, Space for off street parking.

insPeCtiOn thursday 5.00 - 5.30pm saturday 12.00 - 12.30pm

Quote $260,000 plus buyers Melway 21:B6 Land size Strata Contact Scott Nugent 0438 054 993 Vince Masci 0423 691 622 Office 98 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999

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66 St James road

auCTiON Saturday 7th May at 1.00pm

First time on offer this spacious and immaculate presented family home is and ideal property to get you off on the right foot and not to put you behind the eight ball before you start. It sits on corner block 600m2 approx offering bright homely comfort, enhanced by gleaming polished floorboards and scope to infuse your own personal updates at your leisure. This property is well suited introductory into Heidelberg market, retirees or astute investors/developers (STCA). Features: Lounge room with picture window, Pristine kitchen/meals area, Three bedrooms, Central bathroom, sep. toilet, Sun-soaked family room, Great backyard with paved outdoor area, Carport via side street, ducted heating, Walk to shops, station & park, Close to Burgundy St Restaurants, Austin Hospital and schools nearby.

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insPeCtiOn THurSday 5.00 - 5.30pm SaTurday 11.00 - 11.30pm

Sale by TeNder Closing Tuesday 3rd May at 6.00pm (Unless sold prior)

Not a cent to be spent when inspecting this delightful renovated property, oozing character & charm of yesteryear with a modern flair & influence throughout. Set within a highly sought after & serene location with all facilities including train station, schools, shopping centre & Metropolitan Ring Road all within easy reach. Inspections are sure to impress. Features: 4 bedrooms or 3 & home office, Full en-suite to main, Delightful fully appointed vinyl wrap kitchen, Ducted heating & cooling, 2 separate living areas, Huge central bathroom with double shower, Spotless presentation, Quality fixtures & fittings throughout, High ceilings & picture rails, Outstanding covered pergola ideal for all year entertaining, Oversized garage & ample off street parking, Lined loft storage, Walking distance to all facilities.

insPeCtiOn THurSday 5.00 - 5.30pm SaTurday 1.00 - 1.30pm

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Quote $560,000 plus buyers Melway 31:K2 Land size 600m2 approx Contact Sue Stone 0416 055 159 Stuart Buckingham 0411 743 336 Office 98 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999

Quote $520,000 plus buyers Melway 20:F3 Land size 575m2 approx Contact Scott Anderson 0412 855 775 David Oakley 0439 397 284 Office 98 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999


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165 Grand Boulevard

auctIon Saturday 30th April at 11.00am

You can never judge a book by its cover and this surprising newly renovated success story is a perfect example. A fresh modern interior, sunlight in every room and idyllic treetop views make this delightful home, set on a low-maintenance corner block, the perfect choice to enjoy a relaxed lifestyle with all the convenience you need close by. Features: Modern open plan living/dining, Updated stainless steel kitchen, 3 bedrooms plus open study nook, Stylish porcelain tiled spa bathroom, Laundry with second bathroom, Ducted heating & air-conditioners, Massive under-house storage area, Double carport, ceiling fans, Mins to shops to cosmopolitan Montmorency Village, Station & Schools.

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insPeCtiOn thursday 6.00 - 6.30pm saturday 12.00 - 12.30pm

31 harborne street

Quote $420,000 plus buyers Melway 21:D8 Land size 435m2 approx Contact Vince Masci 0423 691 622 Stuart Buckingham 0411 743 336 Office 98 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999

auctIon Saturday 30th April at 12.00noon

Why bother buying a home that you can renovate when you can buy a home where the renovations have already been done? Behind the classic weatherboard façade you’ll find the home’s entire interior tastefully transformed to create the perfect living environment for the modern-day family. With landscaped gardens and easy access to shops, schools & transport, all you have to do is move in and enjoy the work you don’t have to do yourself. Features: Formal lounge/media room, Four bedrooms (3 with robes), Large open plan family/meals area, Smart kitchen with Stainless steel stove, Trendy bathroom, Generous entertaining deck, Split-system air-cons, ceiling fans, Single garage/workshop.

insPeCtiOn thursday 5.00 - 5.30pm saturday 11.00 - 11.30pm

Quote $470,000 plus buyers Melway 20:E6 Land size 565m2 approx Contact Sue Stone 0416 055 159 Stuart Buckingham 0411 743 336 Office 98 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999

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DE V SI ELO TE P (S M TC EN A T ) MACLEOD

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5 Ayr Street

AUCTION Saturday 7th May at 12.00noon

Most likely this original weatherboard is destined to make way for brand new units to complement the magnificent parcel of land it sits on measuring around 700m2 approx or renovate home (STCA). Developers/builders will delight in the fact that they can rent out the existing home, while plans and relevant council permits are put into place. A few metres away Leith Walk provides a pleasant leisurely stroll to popular Macleod Village shops, station & park. Features: Spacious air-conditioned lounge, 2 Bedrooms, Tidy kitchen/meals area & bathroom, Side drive accessing the big backyard, Sun room and gas space heater, Easy walk to MacLeod College & Primary school.

Auction this Saturday MONTMORENCY

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Auction this Saturday

2/26 Nokes Court

Enjoy the wonderful lifestyle offered by this gorgeous single level 3 B/R unit. A fusion of classic Edwardian style & relaxed modern-day comfort. Set in a boutique development of only 3, ideal for low-maintenance buyers or down-sizers, close to Montmorency shops, transport & schools. INSPECTION THURS 4.00 - 4.30pm SAT 11.30 - 12.00pm

AUCTION Auction Quote Melway Contact Office Phone

Saturday 16th April at 12.00noon $550,000 plus buyers 21:C6 Land size 252m2 approx Simon McEvoy 0412 319 046 Adam McWatters 0404 489 266 Cnr Were & Rattray Rd, Montmorency 9434 6666

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123 Sackville Street

Privacy tranquillity and space are yours to enjoy living in this bright and fresh 4 B/R 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 1.30 - 2.00pm

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Quote $450,000 plus buyers Melway 20:D8 Land size 700m2 approx Contact Sue Stone 0416 055 159 Stuart Buckingham 0411 743 336 Office 98 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999

INSPECTION THURSDAY 6.00 - 6.30pm SATURDAY 10.00 - 10.30pm

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


Tender closing 19th April @ 6.00pm GREENSBOROUGH

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35 Pinehills Drive

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 updated 3 Bedroom property not to be overlooked. INSPECTION SAT 12.00 - 12.30pm

SALE BY TENDER Sale by Tender Closing Tuesday 19th April at 6.00pm (Unless sold prior) 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

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2/14 Gladstone Road

Looking for the convenience of shops, schools, station & parks, close at hand. This boutique development of only 3, you can live peacefully in the comfortable homely surrounds of this lovely 2 bedroom modern unit, suitable as a first home, retirement or investment option. INSPECTION THURS 4.00 - 4.30pm SAT 2.00 - 2.30pm

AUCTION Auction Quote Melway Contact Office Phone

Saturday 30th April at 1.00pm $390,000 plus buyers 21:A3 Land size 207m2 approx Sue Stone 0416 055 159 Stuart Buckingham 0411 743 336 98 Grimshaw St, Greensborough 9435 0999

Doreen Properties

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37 Vantage Point Boulevard

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25 Russel Way

PRIVATE SALE

Low maintenance modern 3 Bedroom home, in Vantage Point Estate. Quote $380,000 - $430,000 INSPECT SAT 1.30 - 2.00pm Contact David Oakley 0439 397 284

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9 Birdwood Court

PRIVATE SALE

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PRIVATE SALE

Modern 4 Bedroom home with zoned living, in Vantage Point Estate. Quote $450,000 - $495,000 Brand new federation style 3 Bedroom home in exclusive Laurimar Estate. Quote $360,000 + buyers Contact David Oakley 0439 397 284 INSPECT SAT 12.00 - 12.30pm Contact David Oakley 0439 397 284 INSPECT SAT 12.45 - 1.15pm

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Lower Plenty 75 Cleveland Avenue 'Birkenmoor' Offered for the first time in 27 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 7.35 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, in ground 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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Rocco Montanaro 0412 379 171

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Graham Morrison 0417 101 997

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968 Main Road, Eltham 9431-2444

Web

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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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Research 19 Maroong Drive Substantial Living In A Sensational Setting Modern zoned interior spaces, sparkling pool and a superb address a short walk from Research shops, and Reserve and Eltham College all combine to deliver enticing and exciting family living in this superbly refurbished home. On an allotment of some 1943m2 it offers interior spaces including formal living, formal dining and an expansive family living spilling out to covered deck. The chefs´ kitchen showcasing Ilve stainless steel appliances set in stone benches will cope with any event, large or small with ease. With every desired comfort and convenience this beautiful home awaits a family searching for something extra special.

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Private Sale Inspect Saturday 12:30 - 1:00pm ESR $700,000 - $770,000 Contact Tristan Messerle 0438 176 416 Contact Graham Morrison 0417 101 997 Office 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431-2444 Web propertyinprofile.com.au/19maroong

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Briar Hill 1-4/93 Karingal Drive ’Karingal Ridge’ Superbly located on the high side of the road, ´Edgebuild´ Master Builders have created 4 luxurious residences, built to exciting and exacting standard, in one of Briar Hill´s most convenient locations. Offering: • 3 bedrooms and a study •Full luxurious ensuites •Exquisite kitchens with stone benches and state of the art appliances • Hardwood Timber floors •Gas heating and refrigerated cooling •Double garages with remote doors •Full landscaping and fencing

Private Sale Inspect Saturday 12:30 - 1:00pm ESR $590,000 - $630,000 Contact Rocco Montanaro 0412 379 171 Office 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431-2444 Web morrisonkleeman.com.au

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Doreen 4 Harlin Street Distinctly Designed For Relaxed Living The spacious proportions and flexible floorplan of this immaculately presented three bedroom, study, two bathroom home set the tone for casual, laidback living. Formal living room, expansive casual living area that features a large kitchen and flows directly to a private backyard with large alfresco zone, rumpus that would perform equally as well as a home theatre and inclusions of hydronic heating and split system air conditioning deliver a home that´s just perfect for comfortable lowmaintenance family living.

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Polished hardwood floors, ducted heating, split system air conditioning and an updated kitchen featuring chic stone benches overlooking an expansive open plan living area set the tone for no fuss modern living in this three bedroom home. A short walk from local shops, schools, Plenty River and surrounding bike and walking paths and within easy reach of both Greensborough and Lower Plenty for shopping and dining it delivers the perfect place for the perfect start. Arrange an inspection while you still can!

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Private Sale Inspect Saturday 1:30 - 2:00pm ESR $550,000 - $600,00 Contact Shane Leete 0419 118 302 Contact Ciaran Brannigan 0410 544 478 Office 2/86 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough 9435-7666

Greensborough 167 Hickling Avenue Comfort, Convenience And A Contemporary Edge

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

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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Eltham 114 Bridge Street Position Plus Potential Extremely well positioned in a quiet tree lined street walking distance to Eltham´s schools, parks, shopping centre and railway station. Offering three double bedroom plus a large study, formal lounge room with views of the easy care front garden, meals area off the kitchen plus a separate rumpus room giving access to the spacious backyard. This lovely family home has served the vendors well for the past 48 years but the time has come to downsize, this provides the new buyers with the opportunity to capitalise on a premier position, large block and a family home with potential.

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Saturday 16th April at 12:00pm Saturday 11:30am - 12:00pm Gayle Blackwood 0408 776 070 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431-2444 propertyinprofile.com.au/1of122bridge

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Lower Plenty These exceptional two x one acre lots provide a blank canvas on which to build your dream family home. Close to some of the areas finest golf courses, with easy access to local shops and a choice of respected private schools they offer a lifestyle sought by many but achieved by few.

Montmorency 21 Price Avenue Private Sale ESR Contact Contact Office Web

$700,000 - $800,000 Graham Morrison 0417 101 997 Lucas Peressini 0408 323 960 968 Main Road Eltham 9431-2444 morrisonkleeman.com.au

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

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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EXECUTORS AUCTION On an allotment of some 907m2 approx close to the station, shops and cafes of Were Street, delivers an all too rare opportunity for investors, developers and even first home buyers. This original home invites options to update, develop or build (STCA).

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PANTON HILL 170A Gosfield Road PRIvAcy, POsITION ANd LIfesTyLe PeRfecTION. Around three kilometers from the shopping, dining and transport benefits of Hurstbridge this exceptional one owner home on 18 undulating acres (approximately) takes full advantage of an elevated position to offer relaxing 360 degree views. electric auto gates, clipped hedges, rolling lawns and manicured gardens deliver a secure, refined setting for indulgent family living. Built to the owners exacting standards, the intelligent floorplan introduces superb interior spaces arranged around a central open plan living room anchored by a huge timber kitchen featuring smeg appliances. Herringbone parquetry floors lead through french doors to an enormous rumpus room which flows easily to a 6-8 person spa; enclosed for year round use. A large study complements three double bedrooms including main with luxury ensuite fitted with bath, shower, and bidet. ducted heating and cooling, double garage offering access to cellar and huge shed add to the appeal of a home which provides an exceptional full or part time escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

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EAGLEMONT 38 Castle Street INNOvATIvE, IMAGINATIvE INSpIrEd LIvING This exceptional achievement in modern living, the result of the inspired ideas of an architect and an interior designer and a builder who could interpret their vision, delivers a level of quality, style and luxury that sets a benchmark for the area. An impressive and intelligent floorplan introduces the lower floor offering study, guest bedroom adjacent to superb bathroom and formal living and dining surrounding a mood-lit courtyard with relaxing water feature. The state-of-the-art chef’s kitchen boasting stone bench tops, walk in pantry and every Miele appliance overlooks an expansive casual living room flowing out to a north facing covered outdoor entertainment area and an expansive paved precinct set in landscaped gardens. Upstairs a generously proportioned living area provides access to three bedrooms sharing designer bathroom and exquisite main bedroom boasting striking en-suite and entry to a relaxing balcony. A long list of extras include hydronic heating ducted cooling double garage and an enticing level of fittings and finishes ensure luxury living.

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9 Sevenoaks Avenue - HEIDELBERG From a coveted top-of-court position with spectacular Eastern Ranges views, this spotless brick home will become the nucleus of happy family times mins to river parkland, Viewbank College & Banyule Primary. Comprises entry foyer, light-filled lounge/dining, spacious kitchen/meals, immaculate central bathrm, 4 BRs (main ensuite), laundry & fabulous family rm overlooking paved outdoor patio & tranquil landscaped gardens. Features polished timber flrs, duct heat/ cool, Kleenmaid/Blanco appliances, neutral dĂŠcor, carport. A very short stroll to Burgundy St, Banyule Flats, 3 min walk to Banyule Rd, bus & family friendly nature area.

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Auction Estimate Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Saturday 16th April at 11am $650,000 - $720,000 Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday from 10.30am 702 sqm (7,556 sq ft) approx Anthony Lapadula 0401 655 005 David Oster 0418 800 120 9490 2900 jelliscraig.com.au


86 The Eyrie - EAGLEMONT Distinguished 1930s Spanish Mission within the esteemed Mount Eagle Estate, beautifully renovated to provide a modern lifestyle for discerning families. Comprises 3 bedrooms, study (4th bedrm), formal sitting, vogue kitchen and bathrooms, elevated dining, breakfast bar and gallery overlooking family room and north-facing deck with private landscaped water gardens. Features quality euro appliances, sumptuous furnishings, hydronic heating, refrigerated cooling, hardwood floors, alarm and garage, minutes to shops, train, parkland, quality schools.

Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Saturday 16th April at 2pm Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday from 1.30pm 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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na nt Co ve N o 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 from 2.30pm 1,848 sqm (19,891 sq ft) approx Anthony Lapadula 0401 655 005 David Oster 0418 800 120 9490 2900 jelliscraig.com.au


45 Ellesmere Parade - ROSANNA Well presented, recently improved rendered brick home offers sparkling accommodation with leafy green vistas and 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.

Auction Estimate Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Saturday 16th April at 10am $650,000 - $720,000 Thursday 3-3.30pm & Saturday from 9.30am 673 sqm (7,244 sq ft) approx Anthony Lapadula 0401 655 005 Annalise Newell 0402 937 607 9490 2900 jelliscraig.com.au

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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 ntherly rear aspect. Renovate, refurbish or re-build (STCA) & embrace parkside living minutes to shops & 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.

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

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Auction Estimate Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Saturday 16th April at 1pm $700,000 - $770,000 Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday from 12.30pm 775 sqm (8,342 sq ft) approx Annalise Newell 0402 937 607 David Oster 0418 800 120 9490 2900 jelliscraig.com.au

Saturday 16th April at 12pm Thursday 5.30-6pm & Saturday from 11.30am 557 sqm (5,995 sq ft) approx Rod Watson 0407 848 599 Annalise Newell 0402 937 607 9490 2900 jelliscraig.com.au


6/26 Livingstone Street - IVANHOE Discover a sparkling low maintenance lifestyle with an upbeat, contemporary vibe close to Ivanhoe village centre. Comprises 2 excellent BRs (BIRs), central modern bathroom, hideaway laundry & open plan kitchen/meals/living with bi-fold doors to sunny courtyard garden. Features parquetry timber floors, split system heating/cooling, stone kitchen benchtops, stainless steel Blanco dishwasher & cooking, high ceilings, downlights, neutral dĂŠcor, intercom entry & secure off street parking on title. Ideal owner-occupier or carefree investment.

7/115 Banksia Street - EAGLEMONT Elegant multi-level European style townhouse living in an exclusive leafy enclave opposite Remembrance Park with Eastern Ranges views. Gleaming spaces incl spacious living level, huge dining, granite/SMEG kitch/meals, study, 3 dble BRs, 2 bathrms, powder rm, laundry, sandstone c’yard gardens & dble gge/storage. Features polished timber flrs, duct heat/vac, split system cool, alarm, intercom entry, communal pool/sauna & gated park access. Walk to Eaglemont village, Burgundy St, Zone 1 trains, local private schools & medical precinct.

Auction Inspect Contact Office Visit

Auction Inspect Contact Office Visit

Saturday 7th May at 11.00am Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 3-3.30pm Rod Watson 0407 848 599 Nick Smith 0425 755 238 9490 2900 jelliscraig.com.au

Saturday 14th May at 11.00am Saturday 11-11.45am Rod Watson 0407 848 599 Liz Walker 0412 659 140 9490 2900 jelliscraig.com.au

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3 Fran Crescent - VIEWBANK

5/96 St Elmo Road - IVANHOE

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.

Recently renovated 2 bedroom rear unit framed by wonderfully tranquil courtyard garden offers a surprisingly sunny and spacious lifestyle with a fantastic modern vibe. Open plan living, auto garage. Close to shops, schools, park, transport and medical precinct.

Auction Inspect Land Contact

Auction Inspect Contact

Office Visit

Saturday 16th April at 12noon Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday from 11.30am 602 sqm (6,477 sq ft) approx Nick Smith 0425 755 238 David Oster 0418 800 120 9490 2900 jelliscraig.com.au

Office Visit

Saturday 7th May at 12noon Thursday 3-3.30pm & Saturday 2-2.45pm Rod Watson 0407 848 599 Annalise Newell 0402 937 607 9490 2900 jelliscraig.com.au

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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

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GREENSBOROUGH 9 Kell Street

Family Focused, Updated Living With polished boards, decorative cornice and ducted heating and cooling this three bedroom home exudes a warm welcoming ambience and delivers a brilliant opportunity to enter the real estate market. Only an easy walk from parks, schools and Diamond Village, and just a short drive from Greensborough Plaza. • Ducted heating and cooling • Low maintenance landscaped gardens • Generously proportioned light, bright interior • Relaxing timber deck to rear • Many desired 60´s features • Ideal for investors and first home buyers

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Auction Land Inspect Contact

94 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough

Saturday May 7 at 11.00am 600 sqm Approx Wednesday 5.00 - 5.30pm Saturday 10.00 - 10.30am Ashley Croall 0417 522 941 Jen Crawford 0411 801 635

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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 2.00 - 2.30pm Ashley Croall 0417 522 941 Jen Crawford 0411 801 635

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YALLAMBIE 266 Yallambie Road

Substantial Living and a Separate Flat 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 30 at 11.00am 540 sqm Approx Thursday 5.00 - 5.30pm Saturday 3.00 - 3.30pm Ashley Croall 0417 522 941 Jen Crawford 0411 801 635

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GREENSBOROUGH 4/83 Nell Street

Enticing Villa with Outdoor Entertaining With fresh paint, newly polished floor boards and an undercover decked area this enticing villa is handy to Greensborough shops and station. Offering two bedrooms, living and eat in kitchen represents an excellent start in the real estate market or a superb addition to an investment portfolio. • Gas heating and air conditioner • Garage with auto door and extra parking • Powered shed • Warmth and character of polished timber floors • Well maintained block • Spacious eat in kitchen

Auction Inspect Contact

Saturday May 14 at 2.00pm Thursday 5.00 - 5.30pm Saturday 10.00 - 10.30am Ashley Croall 0417 522 941 Jen Crawford 0411 801 635

MONTMORENCY 4/9 Paton Street

Prime Location, Great Lifestyle A few minutes walk from Were Street shops and the station, this three bedroom home features an expansive paved and decked precinct and two garages including one with access from ROW. With ducted heating and cooling and easy care polished boards it provides the perfect opportunity for astute purchasers. • Polished timber floors • Peaceful and private at the rear of a boutique block • Ducted heating and cooling • Short walk to shops, station and school • Covered out door entertainment area • Formal living enhanced by sloping ceilings

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Auction Inspect Contact

94 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough

Saturday May 14 at 12.30pm Thursday 6.00 - 6.30pm Saturday 2.00 - 2.30pm James Park 0407 155 541

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DOREEN 9 Code Crescent

Prestigious Living in the Vaucluse Estate Perfect for today´s lifestyle, this impressive home surrounding a brilliant alfresco zone offers three living areas, four bedrooms, two bathrooms, study and gourmet kitchen with 900 mm range. Centrally heated and cooled and in the prestigious Vaucluse Estate it´s a statement in modern family living. • Ensuite to main with dual basins and separate toilet • Oversize auto double garage, separate powered shed • Deluxe kitchen with 900 mm stainless steel cooker • Casual living, rumpus and main bedroom open to alfresco • Landscaped gardens with timber boardwalk to front door • Video intercom and alarm and 10,000 litre water tank

For Sale Price Guide Land Inspect Contact

By Negotiation $530,000 - $580,000 700 sqm Saturday 2.00 - 2.30pm Steve Thomson 0402 445 414 Gordon Armit 0407 801 979

Offers Close Price Guide Land Inspect

Monday May 2 at 7.00pm $550,000 - $570,000 1160 sqm Approx Wednesday 4.00 - 4.30pm Saturday 1.00 - 1.30pm Ashley Croall 0417 522 941 Jen Crawford 0411 801 635

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

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Contact

94 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough

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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

This Saturday April 16 at 12.30pm 690 sqm Approx Thursday 6.00 - 6.30pm Saturday from 12.00pm Steve Thomson 0402 445 414

GREENSBOROUGH 20 Nulgarrah Crescent

Peace, Privacy and a Perfect Position Set in the St Helena College zone and within easy reach of Greensborough this well presented home is ready for a new family to enjoy. With four bedrooms, two bathrooms, spacious living dining and manicured gardens including double spa, it delivers the perfect balance of comfort and convenience. • Double garage • Ducted heating and cooling • Practical kitchen adjoining family meals • Short walk to bus stop and parklands • Moments from schools including Montessori • Main bedroom with ensuite and balcony

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Auction Land Inspect Contact

94 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough

Saturday May 7 at 2.00pm 680 sqm Approx Thursday 5.00 - 5.30pm Saturday 12.00 - 12.30pm Steve Thomson 0402 445 414 Darren Jones 0425 717 111

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GREENSBOROUGH 11 Stubley Court

Perfect Position Walk to Everything A quiet court 600 metres from the Plaza, and an original three bedroom 50´s home on a huge allotment ... both come together to deliver tremendous potential and a multitude of exciting options. Enjoy comfortable living or rental income while deciding to renovate, rebuild or redevelop. (stca) • Garage, underhouse storage and workshop • Walk to dinner, movies, shopping, station • Formal living dining opening to front porch • Kitchen to the rear for easy extension (if desired) • Decorative cornice, timber floors under carpet • Three double bedrooms

Auction Land Inspect Contact

Saturday May 7 at 12.30pm 630 sqm Approx Thursday 4.00 - 4.30pm Saturday 4.00 - 4.30pm Ashley Croall 0417 522 941 Jen Crawford 0411 801 635

GREENSBOROUGH 1/251 Plenty River Drive

Classic Style for Carefree Living Blending a low maintenance lifestyle, open plan layout, private outdoor entertaining and a location close to Greensborough and St Helena, this two-bedroom town house will suit first home buyers or investors. The bonus of garage with workshop and toilet and a leafy relaxing deck add to the appeal • Garage with workshop and toilet • Reverse cycle heating and cooling • Tessellated tile floors and decorative cornice • Easy access to St Helena and Greensborough • Short drive to the Ring Road

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Auction Inspect Contact

94 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough

Saturday May 7 at 12.30pm Thursday 3.00 - 3.30pm Saturday 10.00 - 10.30am Daniel Leibowitz 0428 812 636

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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

Auction Land Inspect Contact

This Saturday April 16 at 11.00am 590 sqm Approx Wednesday 5.00 - 5.300pm Saturday from 10.30am Steve Thomson 0402 445 414

MACLEOD 9 Sydney Street

Home to the Front with Permits for Townhouse at the Rear With the bonus of approved permits for a separate two storey townhouse providing spacious open plan living, three bedrooms, two bathrooms and double garage at the rear of this deep allotment, this original weatherboard home offers a rare chance to secure your real estate future. • Decorative cornice • Updated kitchen with new oven • Ducted heating and split system air conditioning • Comfortable now, ready to renovate or rebuild (stca) • Suit developers or even extended families

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Auction Land Inspect Contact

94 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough

Saturday May 21 at 2.00pm 840 sqm Approx Saturday 3.00 - 3.30pm Ashley Croall 0417 522 941 Jen Crawford 0411 801 635

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GREENSBOROUGH 8 Mulgowrie Court

GREENSBOROUGH 1/19 Warwick Road

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

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.

For Sale By Negotiation Land 851 sqm Approx Price Guide $780,000 - $815,000

Offers Close Monday May 2 at 7.00pm

Inspect Contact

Wednesday 4.00 - 4.30pm Saturday 3.00 - 3.30pm Gordon Armit 0407 801 979

Inspect Contact

By Appointment Daniel Leibowitz 0428 812 636

GREENSBOROUGH 50 Killarney Ridge A rare opportunity exists to realize your dream on this large allotment just a short walk from to the delights of University Hill and the tram. With a desired north south orientation it presents an exciting blank canvas on which to build to your specifications in this highly sought after area. (stca) Auction Land

Saturday May 14 at 11.00am 730 sqm Approx

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Steve Thomson 0402 445 414

94 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough

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LOWER PLENTY

“ENTERTAINING ON A GRAND SCALE IN A SPECTACULAR RESORT STYLE SETTING”

With a sparkling pool, tennis court, ornamental lake, and a luxury home filled with every desired inclusion and a floor plan that guarantees space and privacy, this property is an amazing oasis of relaxed living. Manicured gardens, extensive lawns and expansive outdoor entertaining precincts surround interior spaces comprising five bedrooms including main with ensuite and dressing room, gourmet kitchen, formal living, formal dining, casual living, rumpus and games room with wet bar. On an allotment of some 5,848m2 (approx), in arguably one of Lower Plenty’s most enviable addresses it will successfully cater to every whim. GUIDE: PRICE ON APPLICATION OPEN: BY APPOINTMENT ONLY LAND: 5,848m2 (approx) CONTACT: BRENDA THORNEYCROFT 0418 396 495 5 2 3 3 EMAIL: brenda_thorneycroft@a1.com.au

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DIAMOND CREEK 5 Cooraminta Place

“4 BEDROOMS, FAMILY ROOM, RUMPUS”

$540,000 plus

Spectacularly well located on a desirable easy to use and easily maintained block ideal for children, pets and gardening is this stylishly spacious residence. Walking distance to parklands, Diamond Creek- Eltham bike and walking track, cafes, shops, schools and station which makes this location an obvious choice. Attractively designed to provide loads of space, both entertaining areas and bedrooms have been zoned to offer privacy to children or long term guests. Features include four large bedrooms main on the ground floor with ensuite, formal lounge and dining, large kitchen with family room, great alfresco external entertaining area, rumpus room, ducted heating and cooling, appealing gardens and double carport. This property suits buyers wanting outstanding value in a manageable situation. OPEN: THURSDAY 5.00-5.30PM & SATURDAY 3.00-3.30PM CONTACT: PAUL HARRISON 0418 103 477 4 2 2 2 EMAIL: pharrison@davidmcfralane.com.au

ST ANDREWS

“20 ACRES OF RELAXED LIVING”

$550,000 plus

Ideally positioned, central to Hurstbridge and Kinglake and only a few minutes from St Andrews, this enticing landholding of approximately 20 acres offers an exciting opportunity to finally make the tree change you’ve always promised yourself and the family. Build your dream home and relax with a wine at the end of the day as you take full advantage of the uninterrupted views to the Kinglake Ranges while the kids ride their horses or motorbikes. With the power and telephone already on site dams in place and fencing dividing paddocks all you need is your imagination and inspiration to make this a first class family haven. OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY CONTACT: GRAEME OLDFIELD 0439 312 080 EMAIL: sales@davidmcfarlane.com.au

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THORNBURY

87 Pender Street

Warmth and distinction: a Thornbury landmark Spacious historic house (ca 1905) on a vast (960sqm approx) corner block offers magnificent formal living and dining rooms, library, sunroom, 4-5 Brs, modernised kitchen/informal meals flowing to courtyard and a wealth of period detail. Offers potential for subdivision (StCA), close to Penders Park, transport and High Street cafes. Auct this Sat at 3 pm Price Guide $1.2 m - $1.32 m James Keenan 0418 580 620 Mark Verrocchi 0413 135 935 Open thurs 5.45 - 6.15 pm

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Ivanhoe East 305 The Boulevard

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Grand Living On The Boulevard! Showcasing an exquisite blend of period features and tasteful updates, this divine ´Art Deco´ influenced home is simply stunning in every respect. The property features three bedrooms (BIRs), large ornate style living room with park aspect and fireplace, modern kitchen with meals area, formal dining room, study, bathroom, powder room, laundry area, open terrace and deck, remote double garage, single carport, workshop and ample storage space. A distinguished family home or investment with land size of approx. 990m2, with scope for improvement and/or redevelopment (STCA). Rare entry level buying onto one of Melbourne´s most prized addresses, close to East Ivanhoe Village shopping strip, golf course, first class primary and private schooling, and public transport facilities.

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Ivanhoe 9499 7992 115 Upper Heidelberg Road

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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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Viewbank 40 Rosemar Circuit

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Great Family Living, Quiet Location Raise your family in an environment of genuine warmth and space in this charming home located in a quiet location. The residence provides lounge, dining, kitchen/meals, family room leading to the outdoor entertaining area overlooking the landscaped garden, 3 bedrooms (master with WIR & en-suite), 2 further bedrooms plus study or 4th bedroom. There is also a self-contained unit with lounge, kitchen/meals, 1 bedroom (WIR), and access from the double garage. Features include polished floorboards, ducted heating, evap cooling and garden shed on 703m2 (approx) of land. Within walking distance to View Bank Primary and Secondary College, parklands, public transport and local shops, call today to avoid disappointment.

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barryplant.com.au Lower Plenty 12 Rangeview Road Attention Developers / Renovators / Investors - 2775 m2 (approx) Located in thriving Lower Plenty is this multiunit 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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Romeo Rigoni 0412 126 646

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Lower Plenty 29 Rangeview Road 1348m2 (approx) Prime Lower Plenty! Build or Develop (STCA) An opportunity to purchase a large parcel of land suitable for building your dream home, potential to develop, renovate or extend (STCA). Offering captivating views to the Dandenongs, and in a most prestigious location where properties are highly sought but seldom found, the property features: • 3 bedrooms, L-shaped lounge / dining in original condition • Huge double garage with plenty of room for workshop • Central location close to shops, public transport and schools • Excellent investment with projected rental return of $350 per week

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Pina Kara 0415 911 437

Lou Silluzio 0412 323 750 _______________________________

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Doreen 47 Rothacker Rise Enduring Family Appeal This perfectly proportioned, stylish, low-maintenance home offers numerous living and entertaining options inside and out. Central heating & cooling, double garage (rear roller door & internal access), and a location within easy reach of shops, schools and the lifestyle benefits of nearby parks and waterways enhance this special home.

Doreen 123 Flaxen Hills Road Stylish Lakeside Living Close proximity to shops, school and the benefits of walking paths and an ornamental lake almost outside the front door complement this unique home inviting indoor outdoor spaces. An Ilve kitchen, and double garage with enormous loft, ideal as rumpus or home based office, add welcome elements to this outstanding opportunity.

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Thur 4:30 - 5pm

CONTACT

Kim Jarvie-Pridham 0412 237 123

Sat 12 - 12:30pm ____________________________________ Leigh Pridham 0412 470 040 ____________________________________

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Leigh Pridham 0412 470 040

Kim Jarvie-Pridham 0412 237 123 ____________________________________

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Montmorency 58 Napier Street Quiet Country Lane! This appealing family home, set in a quiet cul-de-sac with trees and birds as your neighbours, has been renovated throughout. Beautifully presented, the residence provides open plan living, fantastic kitchen, family / dining opening to a relaxing timber deck. Features include ducted heating, air-conditioner, established and fully landscaped gardens.

Lower Plenty 21 Para Road Oozing with Character This large Cape Cod family home, privately positioned behind secure fencing, boasts a fully renovated kitchen/ family room (stone bench tops, SS appliances), formal lounge, sunken dining area, an upstairs rumpus, zoned bedrooms (master with en-suite), study, powder room, alarm, GDH, cooling and double carport with remote door.

Eltham 9431 1222 1022 Main Road

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Tue 17th May at 6pm (unless sold prior) ____________________________________ PRICE GUIDE $540,000 - $610,000 ____________________________________ INSPECT

Thur 6 - 6:30pm

CONTACT

Tom Kurtschenko 0417 502 944

Ivanhoe 9499 7992 115 Upper Heidelberg Road

Rosanna 9459 8111 131 Lower Plenty Road

Sat 11 - 11:30am ____________________________________ Romeo Rigoni 0412 126 646 ____________________________________

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Eltham 149 Bible Street

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Prime Bible Street Location A unique property with a long list of lifestyle advantages that people are looking for - a genuine home of 5 wellproportioned bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and flat back yard, within an easy walk from central Eltham, schools, parks, and transport. The character rich home has been extended to provide zoned living for the entire family.

Doreen 4 Ambleside Link Single Level Luxury Living Architecturally designed with flair, this contemporary home offers supreme comfort and luxurious low maintenance living. Set in beautiful landscaped gardens, moments from the new shopping centre, school and acres of parklands. High speed fibre optic internet connection, ducted heating and cooling lead a long list of quality inclusions.

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For Sale by Negotiation ____________________________________ PRICE GUIDE $680,000 - $740,000 ____________________________________ INSPECT Sat 10:30 - 11am ____________________________________ Dennis Johnson 0419 338 571

CONTACT

Doug Klueh 0438 876 338 ____________________________________

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For Sale by Negotiation ____________________________________ PRICE GUIDE $440,000 - $485,000 ____________________________________ INSPECT Sat 12:15 - 12:45pm ____________________________________ CONTACT

Leigh Pridham 0412 470 040

Kim Jarvie-Pridham 0412 237 123 ____________________________________

Ivanhoe 9499 7992 115 Upper Heidelberg Road

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Rosanna 6/23 Station Road Att: First Home Buyers, Investors & Downsizers! This charming unit, only a short walk to vibrant village shopping, tranquil parklands and train station, features two bedrooms (BIRs), lounge (split system A/C), large paved courtyard with established gardens, kitchen (modern appliances and dishwasher), sizeable meals area, renovated bathroom, two toilets, ducted heating & carport.

Rosanna 2/45 Banyule Road Private and Convenient Well presented single level unit, within easy reach of public transport, Greville Road shops and primary schools. Features include a comfortable lounge, kitchen with meals area, 2 bedrooms (BIRs & floor boards), ducted heating, evap cooling, and lock up garage. A fantastic opportunity to enter the property market or to add to your portfolio.

Eltham 9431 1222 1022 Main Road

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Tue 10th May at 6pm (unless sold prior) ____________________________________ PRICE GUIDE $360,000 - $420,000 ____________________________________ INSPECT Sat 3 - 3:30pm ____________________________________ Vince Saunders 0425 764 881

CONTACT

Daniel Italia 0423 337 281 ____________________________________

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Thur 6 - 6:30pm

CONTACT

Vince Saunders 0425 764 881

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

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Rosanna 22 McCrae Road One Owner in Parkland Precinct! Immaculately kept, this De Felice built home offers a sound beginning in a coveted parkland location. Features include formal lounge and dining, updated kitchen (gas cooking, dishwasher), generous family room with polished hardwood floors, large robed bedrooms, under-house storage ideal for tradesperson, extra shed & 4 car carport.

Yallambie 20 Arthur Streeton Drive Size Surprise on the Park in Streeton Views This spacious home enjoys multiple living spaces and flexible floor plan with potential S/C accommodation for the teens or a mature loved one. Features include two modern kitchens, lounge / dining, family / meals, separate family / rumpus, generous upstairs living area, balcony and outdoor entertaining area with established gardens.

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Saturday 7th May at 12:30pm ____________________________________ PRICE GUIDE $640,000 - $690,000 ____________________________________ Wed 4:30 - 5pm

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Sat 2:30 - 3pm ____________________________________ CONTACT Thomas Bechelli 0413 181 461 ____________________________________

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Thur 4 - 4:30pm

CONTACT

Thomas Bechelli 0413 181 461

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

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Heidelberg 596 Upper Heidelberg Road Everything On Your Door Step This lovely home comprises entry, lounge (rich floorboards), dining, timber kitchen/meals area (slate floor), outdoor covered entertaining area, good size rear yard, 3 bedrooms & renovated family bathroom. Features include ducted heating, evaporative cooling, storage under decking, workshop, and loads of off street parking.

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).

Eltham 9431 1222 1022 Main Road

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Saturday 7th May at 1pm ____________________________________ PRICE GUIDE $550,000 - $590,000 ____________________________________ INSPECT

Thur 4 - 4:30pm

CONTACT

Vince Saunders 0425 764 881

Sat 2:15 - 2:45pm ____________________________________ Aaron Silluzio 0414 422 299 ____________________________________

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Tue 19th April at 6pm (unless sold prior) ____________________________________ PRICE GUIDE $650,000 - $690,000 ____________________________________ INSPECT

Thur 4:15 - 4:45pm

CONTACT

Adrian Woods 0413 650 520

Sat 12 - 12:30pm ____________________________________ Aaron Silluzio 0414 422 299 ____________________________________

Ivanhoe 9499 7992 115 Upper Heidelberg Road

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Ivanhoe 2/61 Green Street Light Filled, Spacious and Central Apartment Set on the ground floor and offering tranquil garden aspect is this immaculate apartment only a short stroll from shopping and Zone 1 trains. A secure entry foyer leads into the spacious lounge, renovated kitchen and generous bedrooms well serviced by the central bathroom. It also includes a courtyard, plus two car spaces on title.

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.

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Saturday 30th April at 12:30pm ____________________________________ PRICE GUIDE $360,000 - $400,000 ____________________________________ INSPECT

Thur 5:30 - 6pm

CONTACT

Kieran Whaley 0410 587 072

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

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Thur 12 - 12:30pm

CONTACT

Sam Kocuk 0419 311 222

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

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Greensborough 15 Eastgate Drive Peaceful Private Haven in a Park Precinct Just a few doors from parklands that will excite playful kids and grateful parents alike, this welcoming home offers ample accommodation for the whole family. An internal courtyard retreat, the ideal place for a coffee and paper, and an expansive covered outdoor area surrounded by hedges creates a peaceful and private haven.

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.

Eltham 9431 1222 1022 Main Road

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Thur 5 - 5:30pm

CONTACT

Leigh Pridham 0412 470 040

Sat 2 - 2:30pm ____________________________________ Kim Jarvie-Pridham 0412 237 123 ____________________________________

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Thur 6 - 6:30pm

CONTACT

Leigh Pridham 0412 470 040

Sat 3 - 3:30pm __________________________ Kim Jarvie-Pridham 0412 237 123 __________________________

Ivanhoe 9499 7992 115 Upper Heidelberg Road

Montmorency 2/25 Lilicur Road Privacy, Peace and Space Privacy, peace and space abound in this delightful property located in the heart of Montmorency. Situated on 785m2 (approx) of land, the BV home comprises 3 open bedrooms, north-facing kitchen/ meals area plus lounge room. Step outside and savour the tranquil environment from a large undercover decking. There´s also a double garage and heaps of extra parking space, ideal for the caravan or boat. Close to schools, shops and transport.

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Eltham 41 Bible Street Charm & Convenience! Only a moments´ walk from the train station and shops, this stunning Victorian style weatherboard provides an outstanding opportunity for astute first home buyers or downsizers. Oozing with charm and character throughout, and featuring two bedrooms, bathroom, lounge, kitchen with meals area, ceiling rosettes, large outdoor courtyard, landscaped gardens, plus single lock up garage, this appealing home will capture you instantly.

Doreen 17 Ballam Way Superior Quality Location, quality and functional open plan are all key factors to making this stand out from the rest. Features include vibrant floorboards throughout the main living areas, light filled kitchen (stainless steel appliances), 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, manicured low maintenance back yard, GDH, evap cooling, solar electricity panels, plus alfresco area. Only a short distance from Laurimar Plaza and primary school, it represents an exciting opportunity.

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Tue 19th April at 6pm (unless sold prior) __________________________ PRICE GUIDE $390,000 - $450,000 __________________________ INSPECT Sat 1 - 1:30pm __________________________ Aaron Yeats 0400 067 024

CONTACT

John Haley 0417 352 312 __________________________

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Tue 24th May at 6pm (unless sold prior) __________________________ PRICE GUIDE $470,000 - $520,000 __________________________ INSPECT Sat 10:45 - 11:15am __________________________ CONTACT John Heath 0404 003 194 __________________________

Ivanhoe 9499 7992 115 Upper Heidelberg Road

Greensborough 24 Frances Avenue Pleasure Living! If leisure living and entertaining is important in your next home, then look here! In a tranquil location on an elevated corner block, this fabulous property has front and rear undercover decks, open living areas, plus a stand-alone entertainment room with wet bar and the flexibility to suit many applications. The BV home also provides three bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen/meals, lock up garage, hardwood floors, heating, cooling and under-house storage.

Doreen 17 Red Angus Crescent 5 Bedrooms and a Big Yard Displaying traditional character, an open plan, and great location near parklands, this unique five bedroom home, set on 792m² (approx) is a must see and calls for prompt action. With its long list of features including 3 separate living areas, en-suite and walk-in-robe to the master bedroom, spa-bath, stainless steel appliances, ducted heating, evap cooling and double garage with roller access to a spacious yard, an inspection will please.

Rosanna 9459 8111 131 Lower Plenty Road

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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

CONTACT

Aaron Yeats 0400 067 024 __________________________

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Eltham 1252 Main Road Prominent Development Site (STCA) Zoned “Residential 1� development site, this property (1726m2 approx) would ideally suit multilevel apartments / townhouses, medical centre etc. (STCA). Situated in a high exposure position, this parcel of land comes with a two bedroom cottage that could be leased out while obtaining permits to develop. This great location, only metres away from Eltham Woods shopping strip and bus stop, is also within walking distance to Eltham Township.

Eltham 10 Nathan Road 32 Sqs 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 ensuite to master bedroom, parents retreat, ducted heating, evap cooling, ducted vacuum, double garage, and plenty of under-house storage. All this, located only moments from all that Eltham provides.

Eltham 9431 1222 1022 Main Road

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Saturday 30th April at 12pm __________________________ PRICE GUIDE $590,000 - $670,000 __________________________ INSPECT

Thur 5 - 5:30pm

CONTACT

Tom Kurtschenko 0417 502 944

Sat 1 - 1:30pm __________________________ Lou Silluzio 0412 323 750 __________________________

Ivanhoe 9499 7992 115 Upper Heidelberg Road

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.

Montmorency 4/102 Mountain View Road Stylish Entertainer! 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 and ensuite), family bathroom, powder room, gas ducted heating, evaporative cooling, plus remote garage. This stunning home would be a relaxing sanctuary to return home to every day. Call to inspect today!

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Tue 19th April at 6pm (unless sold prior) __________________________ PRICE GUIDE $480,000 - $530,000 __________________________ INSPECT Sat 11:15 - 11:45am __________________________ Aaron Yeats 0400 067 024

CONTACT

John Haley 0417 352 312 __________________________

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Saturday 30th April at 2pm __________________________ PRICE GUIDE $450,000 - $515,000 __________________________ INSPECT

Thur 6 - 6:30pm

CONTACT

Tom Kurtschenko 0417 502 944

Sat 12 - 12:30pm __________________________ Romeo Rigoni 0412 126 646 __________________________

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Heidelberg Heights 21/18-22 Bell Street

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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 enjoying views, stylish kitchen, separate bathroom, euro style laundry, heating, cooling, plus a secure basement car space. Close to Zone 1 train station, shopping, Austin / Mercy Hospitals and La Trobe University.

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Heidelberg West 31 Pacific Drive

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Tue 19th April at 6pm (unless sold prior) __________________________ PRICE GUIDE $425,000 - $450,000 __________________________ INSPECT

Thur 5 - 5:30pm

CONTACT

Adrian Woods 0413 650 520

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Affordable and Convenient Neat, tidy and ready to move straight into or rent out, this well maintained home is within easy reach of Austin / Mercy Hospitals, Northland shopping centre, local schools and public transport. Sure to appeal to first home buyers and investors alike, features of the residence include lounge room, kitchen with meals area, three bedrooms, bathroom, laundry and ducted heating. Call today!

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

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Thur 4:30 - 5pm

CONTACT

David Kelly 0410 426 311

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

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4/64 Para Rd, Montmorency Avail Apr 15 $245PW 2 bedroom unit with robes, living, new kitchen, bathroom/laundry, A/C, wood heater, court yard and a single carport. Contact Bill.D Sherbourne Rd, Montmorency Avail Apr 22 $250PW Unit 8/198. Cosy 2 bedrooms with robes, living, dining, laundry, gas heating and single carport. SIX MONTH LEASE. Contact Sarah 22 McNeil St, Bellfield Avail NOW $280PW 2 bedroom home with robes, lounge, PFBs, kitchen/dining, renovated bathroom, A/C, D/H and OSP. No Pets. Contact Bill.S 10/5-7 Luck St, Eltham Avail NOW $280PW Double storey, 2 bedroom town-houses with robes, sep laundry, heating, cooling, court yard and a double carport. Contact Sarah 1/57 Swanston St, H’Berg Hgts Avail NOW $310PW Refurbished 2 Bedroom home with lounge, kitchen/meals, laundry, PFBs, D/H, A/C & single garage. Gardener incl. Contact Meaghan 2/600 Upper H’Berg Rd, H’Berg Avail NOW $320PW Spacious 2 bedroom unit with BIRs, lounge/dining, bathroom, ducted heating, outside decking and single garage. Contact Joshua 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 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 56 Darebin St, Heidelberg Avail NOW $350PW 3 bedroom home with lounge, dining, study, bathroom, D/H, A/C, alarm and period features. Short term lease only. Contact Joshua

34 Jones Crs, Rosanna Avail NOW $370PW 3 bedroom home with ensuite, robes, kitchen/meals, dishwasher, living room,, bathroom, gas heating and double carport. Contact Di 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 1/78 Somers Ave, Macleod Avail NOW $385PW Renovated 3 bedroom home, robes, living, split system, S/S appl, D/W, Euro laundry, D/H, PFB and a double garage. Contact Jacqui 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 a single carport. Contact Jacqui 81 Oriel Rd, Ivanhoe Avail NOW $395PW 4 bedroom home with ensuite, study, living and dining, family and meals, D/H, kitchen, studio/office and single carport. Contact Bill.S 16 Piper Crs, Eltham Avail Apr 27 $400PW 3 bedroom home with robes, gas heating, rumpus room, granny flat, double car garage & pool. SIX MONTH LEASE. Contact Sarah 4,8/147 Waiora Rd, H’Berg Hgts Avail NOW $400PW Double storey 2 bedroom t-house, living, kitchen/meals, S/S appl, laundry, PFBs, heating, cooling & single car garage. Contact Bill.S 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 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 974 Main Rd, Eltham Avail NOW $18,360PA 1st floor, 90sqm office, carpeted, heating/cooling and toilet facilities. 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

Di Bryan 0400 911 005

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Ivanhoe 9499 7992 115 Upper Heidelberg Road

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Jacqui Spiteri 0414 249 576

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Diamond Creek 28 Moray Street

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Potential Gem at an Affordable Price This well positioned home within the St Helena school zone is beckoning your creative flair. Whether you´re wanting to put your first foot in the market, looking for the next project or to invest. Walking distance to parklands, Diamond Creek-Eltham bike & walking track, shops, schools & transport.

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Saturday 11.00 - 11.30am

CONTACT

Justin Booth 0417 034 369

Photo ID Required ____________________________________ Adam Smith 0433 206 044 ____________________________________ MEL REF 11 J7 ____________________________________

Briar Hill 8 Essex Street

Diamond Creek 1 Fulton Close

Renovate or Redevelop - Wide Frontage Located in a popular section of Briar Hill on 880m2, stands this 3 bedroom plus study home. Vinyl clad with weatherboards underneath, this home offers plenty of potential. Large living space & generous sized bedrooms with BIR. You may even want to develop this 2 unit site (STCA). Close to schools, shopping precincts & transport.

Comfortable Family Living Starts Here! Light, bright & inviting this fantastic family home is within 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.

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Saturday 7th May at 12.30pm ____________________________ Saturday 11.00 - 11.30am Photo ID Required ____________________________ INSPECT

CONTACT

Robyn Johnson 0417 387 890

Bri McIntyre 0433 634 594 ____________________________

Diamond Creek 9438 1133 62c Main Hurstbridge Road

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____________________________ PRICE GUIDE $480,000 - $520,000 INSPECT

Saturday 12.00 - 12.30pm

CONTACT

Bri McIntyre 0433 634 594

Photo ID Required ____________________________ Peter Koiker 0418 382 959 ____________________________

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