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hree little words. Ones that make my heart sing, just check”. And I cannot adequately explain how and in the right circumstances can bring tears uncommon that is in my life. to my eyes. No, not “I’ll make dinner” or “I was The genuinely legendary Age reporter, John Silvester, wrong”. This goes much deeper than merely a happy made this point recently during his brilliantly funny and functioning marriage. The words I love to hear have and touching speech at the Melbourne Press Club Quill been said to me repeatedly over the last few days, and Awards. He spoke of his early days at police rounds for that must account for the beatific smile on my face, my the now-defunct Herald, and an early, crucial lesson: cloudless brow. “Assume nothing,” he said, “Check everything”, and if We have just returned from a quick the equally legendary Michelle Grattan had been “I believe Aussie-dollar escape to the US, and apart from speaking too, she would have added, “… and the sublime spring weather and rare value for then check it all again”. in facts, and money, it was – as ever – the extraordinarily It seems to me that so much is assumed I believe there is positive, helpful and upbeat West Coast now – by colleagues at work, within the a right and a family, and in modern politics especially – attitude that most impressed us and buoyed wrong.” us along on a sea of apparent goodwill. What that I do wonder why church membership is are they all on that they are so cheerful and at an all-time low: we seem to take pretty much almost unfailingly polite? A stranger bumps you everything on faith. It’s assumed that all Australians in the street and turns with a cry of “Oh my gosh” to want a government as big as a tuck-shop committee and apologise; commuters on streetcars earnestly discuss the want tax cuts every year; but when the assumption is weather; and the staff you encounter in shops, hotels, tested, poll results almost universally show that we want on public transport, in restaurants and museums are so a decent amount of the money collected from us to go helpful and, well, nice, that you almost burst into tears to hospitals, schools and infrastructure and we accept with gratitude. that quite a few publicly paid people will be required But it’s when they say the magic words that I seriously along the way to administrate it. (Mind you, insulation consider emigration. In response to a query, a change and green-loans screw-ups don’t assist this somewhat of decision, a last-minute request, a clarification, if altruistic outlook.) the response is not immediately “yes”, then it’s “I’ll On a more mundane level – and yes, I have banged

on about this before – the assumption is there almost every time you enter an Australian shop. No, we don’t have that/sell that; no, that’s out of stock/print, it’s been deleted; it can’t be ordered. Now, do you know that, or are you assuming that? Could you check? Speaking recently to a group of (mostly!) younger journalists, I was foolish enough to venture the view that if I was to generalise one characteristic of their generation, it would be their tendency to assume, and seemingly not to feel a burning, neurotic need to check. I have a theory that this is the true, toxic result of so-called political correctness. It’s actually not about saying the socially “right” thing: it’s the now all-pervasive view that anything a sweet young thing says or asserts in primary, secondary or tertiary school is OK, because everyone’s view is valid, and who’s to say what’s wrong or right anyway? I’m old-school enough now to regard that point of view as rubbish. I believe in facts, and I believe there is a right and a wrong: the shades of grey are there to show up those distinctions more clearly. But if you’re not quite sure, then you can always check. \

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Award-winning chocolatier Kirsten tibballs talks to SARAH MARINOS about her journey to ...

Sweet SucceSS i t wasn’t the most auspicious start to Kirsten Tibballs’ career. She can still remember the shock of watching the cake she was baking exploding in the oven. “I was about seven and my best friend, Fiona, and I decided to bake a cake at her house,” Tibballs says, laughing. “But we made a mistake from the Mickey Mouse Cookbook and we put a cup-and-a-half of bicarb soda in the mix instead of flour. The cake exploded and baked on to her mum’s new oven. My relationship with Fiona’s mother is still quite strained.” Today Tibballs, 38, has made an internationally successful career from her childhood passion of cooking cakes and chocolates. In May she heads to Brazil as one of a handful of ambassadors for Callebaut – a luxury brand made by Barry Callebaut, the world’s largest chocolate manufacturer. Tibballs will tour cocoa plantations and discover the latest in chocolate trends. Last year she attended the World Pastry Team championships in Phoenix, Arizona, and in 2004, Tibballs won a gold medal for her chocolates in Germany at the Pastry Olympics. There have been many awards since. At her Savour Chocolate and Patisserie School in Brunswick, Tibballs teaches chefs how to create flawless confections. The high-tech kitchens house towering croquembouches, delicate petits fours, a la carte desserts and handmade chocolates with blackcurrant jelly, ganache, and flavours of the moment such as the vanilla-like tonka bean and yuzu, an exotically flavoured Asian citrus fruit. Her classes for the public are booked out ahead of time as Melburnians develop a more refined taste for chocolate and sweet treats. Tibballs was born in Leongatha but spent her childhood in Pearcedale, where she started cooking – always cakes, and then chocolate – at about the age of 7. By the time she was 12 Tibballs was taking part in the Dandenong Show, cleaning up awards for her scones, roulades and birthday cakes. “I remember doing a two-tier wedding cake and entering all 20 of the cake-making categories one year. I went to cake decorating classes every Saturday at a shop in Frankston but I was shy so mum would come with me,” she says. Her mother, Chris, a schoolteacher, was also a supporter when Tibballs developed anorexia at the end of year 7. It took her about three years to recover and she says, ironically, cooking was part of that recovery. “I don’t know why it happened,” she says, shrugging. “Towards the end of year 7 I got glandular fever and couldn’t eat. I lost a lot of weight, and people commented on that. Then I felt I couldn’t eat, because what would people think if I started eating again? I survived on a milkshake a day.” Eventually Tibballs was put in hospital. Months in a private clinic helped her recover, and throughout she kept baking and decorating cakes, often completing orders for wedding and birthday cakes from home. “A lot of people who develop anorexia satisfy their

own appetite by cooking for others,” she says. “They also tend to be perfectionists, and I still have that tendency, but I think I have moved my obsessiveness to running the school now.” The illness took its toll on Tibballs’ schooling, and after she left high school at the end of year 7 she studied by correspondence before getting her first job at 15 – a pastry apprenticeship at a Mornington patisserie. Tibballs started work at 2am and sometimes slept in the office, happily working 18-hour days. She found herself making up to 40 large cakes at a time as well as dozens of éclairs, pastries, tarts and mille-feuilles for restaurants and hotels. Five years later Tibballs joined the Sheraton Hotel in Melbourne, where, at 22, she won the National Australian Baking Scholarship Award and the chance to work with elite chocolate and patisserie chefs in Brussels and Paris. She spent a couple of years in Europe. “I was inspired by the passion of the people I worked with there and by the quality of the ingredients,” she says. “But Europe was a very sexist environment. I remember being told I had to work with a certain chef one day because he liked to watch me bend over. I was often the only girl in the kitchen and the men would say, ‘But don’t guys try and touch and kiss you when you work in Australia?’ It was a different world.” When she returned to Melbourne, Tibballs became a Callebaut ambassador, travelling and demonstrating to chefs. By then she had met the man who is now her husband, Michael Louros, who owns an accounting practice. “We met at a bar at Southbank one night during the time when I was mostly working in Europe. I saw him that one night and I didn’t see him again for about two years,” says Tibballs. “Then he suddenly made contact again in 2001 and told me he’d tried dating other women but none of them came close to me. He kept calling me and for a long time we just went out for coffee. But gradually our relationship changed.” Their son Charlie, 5, was born in 2006 and they married the following year. In 2002, Louros encouraged Tibballs to follow her dream of opening her own chocolate and patisserie school. She opened Savour in East Brunswick but moved to her current larger premises off Sydney Road in 2008. “Some people come here wanting a sea change – they want to go from being a policeman to owning a patisserie or chocolate shop,” says Tibballs. “I also get chefs who can’t travel to Europe, so I bring international pastry chefs here to teach them and I also pass on what I learn on my trips abroad.” Tibballs starts work about 5am but finishes early as often as she can to collect her son from kinder. Movie and dinner “dates” with her husband also help her maintain that elusive work-life balance. “But when I am at work I click off from everything else,” she says. “I still love what I do. And it keeps evolving.” \

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Choc-a-hoop: Kirsten Tibballs with one of her many chocolate creations. (EAMON GAllAGhEr)

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WE HARDLY KNEW YOU “Give the fair Diana Margaret her daddy’s fondest love and a very big kiss for her birthday … we’ll have no end of birthday parties when we get the war all over and we all get home again – that will be about the beginning of next year I think old girl – so perhaps for Bubby’s birthday next year.”

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t’s a voice alive with love, hope and yearning – for a wife left behind, a three-year-old daughter and the excitement of a long life together back in Melbourne. But Kate Baillieu’s grandfather William “Bill” Knox never did come home to see his little girl grow up. In his last letter from the front line in Belgium, Bill wrote: “Very much love lassie to you and Bubbykins”. Two days later, dying from wounds from a shell blast near Ypres, in Belgium, he asked for these words on his tombstone: “The luck of the game.” Bill died on August 20, 1917, aged 30. Today on Kate Baillieu’s dining table is some extraordinary living history. She has spent five years collating, transcribing and digitising the many letters Bill sent to his beloved wife Mildred, or “Mim”, from Gallipoli and, later, France and Belgium. For many years stored in shoeboxes, Kate has arranged them in chronological order into specially made boxes. There are also Bill’s personal effects, including his kit – razor, brush and comb, a campaign map with the trenches marked (and on it mud from the battlefields) and the ribbons of the Military Cross he won by showing conspicuous bravery in what he called “a bit of a stunt”. Bill Knox was the first head prefect at Scotch College, played in the cricket first XI, was captain of football, athletics champion and dux of the school. “He was a big, handsome man with masses of friends and people loved him,” Kate says. After so many hundreds of hours reading through his letters, Kate feels she knows the grandfather she never met. “He would now be 124, but when I read his letters it’s as though he were alive today and a strapping 30-year-old. It’s as if he was writing to me, it’s extraordinary. You open another letter and he’s talking to you. He’s so compassionate and funny and wise. I’ve

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Putting the pieces together: Kate Baillieu (above) came to know the grandfather she never met through his letters. (JULES TAHAN)

Proud father: Bill Knox and daughter Diana (above right).

fallen in love with him a bit.” Bill married Mim in Camperdown in 1914 and enlisted to serve abroad the day his baby daughter Diana was born, on February 15, 1915. Diana, who was Bill and Mim’s only child, went on to have five sons and two daughters (one son is Ted Baillieu, the Victorian Premier and Kate’s younger brother). Many of the letters were sent to Mim in England and in Cannes, France, where she had taken Diana to be closer to Bill so they could see him when he was on leave or visit him if he was wounded in hospital. Many were sent to the hotel in Cannes where Diana took her first steps. “There’s this great yearning throughout all the letters that Bill might come on leave and see Mim,” Kate says. “Bill did manage to come on leave twice. The second time, not long before he was killed, you can see the sadness in my grandmother’s face. She was so anxious. It was such a poignant time for them.” Today it is desperately sad to look at the photos of Bill with Diana. He is so obviously besotted with his little girl. There are photos of Bill and Diana together – Diana on Bill’s shoulders at Bognor on England’s south coast, splashing in the shallows and riding on a donkey. “He’s just over the sea from where all this ghastliness is going on,” Kate says, “watching his little girl paddling.” To know that Bill was killed just a couple of months after the photos were taken is to understand why Diana in later life for many years could not bring herself to look at the letters. It wasn’t until she was 90 that, with the encouragement of Kate, Diana felt able to read some of them. “I’d helped mum because she found it so painful,” says Kate. “Poor mum. Like so many other little children who lost their fathers, she mourned for him all her life. She had a vague memory of being lifted onto his shoulders … She knew a lot about him and felt very proud of him … She felt a tremendous affinity with other people in her situation, people who’d lost their fathers in this terrible, futile war. “She loved this man who she’d built up in her mind by knowing about him, but she mourned him so much

she couldn’t bear to read the letters. I helped initially, then said, ‘Mum, I‘d like to put them together properly’, and she got quite excited about that. Mum was quite excited about her father being revealed to her. A week before she died I went to see her and she said, ‘I think the letters should eventually go to Canberra, and I’m so, so glad you’re doing them’.” Sometimes a letter would correct a family mythology. “I’d ring her and say, ‘You know how you thought this? Well that’s not how Bill says it happened’. She thought her mother was expecting another baby when he died. But in fact the letters revealed that a longed-for pregnancy after his last leave hadn’t eventuated, Bill saying, “Don’t worry old girl”. He did little drawings for Diana which she hadn’t seen. And photos sent when the Prince of Wales inspected them in Egypt.” At times Kate has found the work overwhelming emotionally and logistically. “It can make me sad. I had to stop for a while and go and do some merry things. At the same time it’s such an honour to do it because I know mum wanted me to. It was the last thing she said to me, virtually.” Bill served in Gallipoli, using the location “Anzac” in his letters. “In the beginning his letters from Gallipoli were almost as though it was a game they were playing,” Kate says. “The full horror of it only eventually comes through.” On September 22, 1915, he wrote from Gallipoli about his brother George (known as Jack) who survived the war and became a popular Victorian state politician and after whom the City of Knox is named: “Jack is holding a line of trenches known as Lone Pine – an important tactical point which we captured in our last big attack – it’s not a bad place, interesting, but more dangerous than most for the Turks trenches are so close (five yards in places) that they lob high-explosive bombs over and we retaliate – this goes on constantly and you dare not show the top of your finger above the trench or you get a bullet in it.” On October 13, 1915, he wrote excitedly about his daughter: “Our wee ‘mighty atom’ – she seems all that – from your last letters – all my other letters say


Kate Baillieu has spent five years collating her grandfather’s letters from World War I. On the eve of Anzac Day, she tells PETER WILMOTH about the emotional and at times overwhelming journey. what a lovely kiddie she is and her daddy is just so anxious to see her – notice the date the 13th – she’s eight months old today and I’ll bet there’s not a finer kiddy in the land.” Bill’s letters from Gallipoli refer to the respect the Australian soldiers held for the Turks. “They are good sports, though, the Turks,” he writes. “Any amount of tricks and ruses but all here are agreed that they play the game very well. For instance I have it from the general that they wrote in apologising for shelling some mules which were carrying Red Cross supplies.” In 1916 he writes about the first Anzac Day celebrations. After the evacuation of Gallipoli they went to Egypt to await deployment to France. Bill writes of riding three miles to see the Australian P&O boat come up the Suez Canal and galloping along beside the ship. “I yelled out, ‘I am Bill Knox from Melbourne. Are there any pals of mine on board?’. Some nice-looking lass got pretty excited and called out a lot of things but I couldn’t make them out as all the passengers were singing out to the boys on the bank.”

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he letters from France spoke of the atrocious conditions the soldiers so often faced. “When I tell you five of our horses got into a shell hole yesterday and absolutely disappeared in the slime you’ll get some idea of the size and danger of them when trying to move guns at night.” And: “I started before daylight so as to catch the first streak of dawn down there and I got home in the dark about 4 o’clock covered in mud and indescribable filth – one place I had to crawl on all fours over dead huns and bits of them. I am really physically and mentally sick tonight.” Curating the letters has unearthed some amazing connections with some of the men Bill wrote home about. “It hit me emotionally when I read the last letter from two days before he died,” Kate Baillieu says. “And they stopped. And it was so real to me. And I thought, ‘I wonder what happened to the other men?’ So I went to the Australian War Memorial and followed up Lieutenant Wal McMullin, MC, a soldier Bill had huge admiration for, and saw, to my great sorrow, that he’d

“MUM WAS QUITE EXCITED ABOUT HER FATHER BEING REVEALED TO HER.”

died two weeks later. (Wal was awarded the MC when he and Bill were involved in “that little stunt”.) “From his embarkation records I found out he came from a property in the Hunter Valley,” Kate says. “I got onto the Scone Historical Society, which led me to this man’s niece, of similar age to me, who said very little stuff of his came back. She said, ‘You might be able to solve a real family mystery for us. We’ve got a photograph of him with a little girl, a pretty little girl, in a white dress with a ribbon in her hair’. And I said, ‘I know who that’ll be. That’ll be my mum.’ She said it had been a family mystery for 90 years.” Another connection was closer to home. “A couple of years ago I received a letter from a friend, an eminent Melbourne cardiac physician, Peter Habersberger, who wrote to say he’d inherited his mother’s papers and among them was his grandfather’s letters from the Western Front. His grandfather, Jack Webbe, had written about Bill, and Bill had been talking affectionately about Jack in his letters. They were killed in the same shell blast and they’re buried side by side.” Kate has not been able to locate the relatives of one young man about whom Bill Knox spoke highly. “Bill had chosen this boy to go out with him on this terrible, perilous expedition, and he’d done it because he was confident in his ability to keep going,” she says. “Bill said John Robinson’s courage was extraordinary and his humour kept them going. He said to Mim, ‘Could you send him a bottle of whisky? Just put your card in with it; you don’t need to say anything’. “A few letters later the bottle of whisky has arrived but young Robinson’s been killed. Bill had to conduct his burial service. He was really grief-stricken. Bill said he

gave the whisky to a couple of John’s close mates. At the service there were shells landing around them as he was doing it. This boy was a jockey who went to Burwood Primary. I’d love to find the descendants of this boy in Melbourne. It would be fantastic to be able to share the letters about him and his courage and fine qualities.” In the early 1980s Diana and, months later, Kate travelled to Belgium to visit Bill’s grave in a tiny cemetery near Ypres, in Belgium. “You walk up the side of the farmer’s house, past his onion patch and potatoes and cabbages, and there’s this beautifully manicured tiny cemetery with cows and sheep on the other side of the fence. And that’s where Bill is, along with Peter Habersberger’s grandfather and young John Robinson and Wal McMullin from the Hunter Valley. “Mum made it a mission to go and see where her dad was,” Kate says. Diana wrote in the visitors’ book, “Daddy, at long last I’ve found you.” Diana Baillieu died in 2008, aged 93. Kate plans to make the letters into a book for her family. “Bill’s just one of countless thousands,” Kate says. “It’s a very poignant story for us and for me he’s very real, but all those men in his brigade and countless thousands all have stories. It’s a universal story. It’s repeated over and over and over. The futility of it. And it’s so sad. I can hardly bear Anzac Day because I think of them all and I know mum used to. All those people. Mad.” The Baillieu family is watching Kate’s progress with interest. “Ted, who I think looks quite a lot like Bill, was very moved when he did an interview (for the ABC) looking at some of the letters with mum. I think it will be a lasting treasure for all of us. It’s history you can touch. It’s hard to believe it’s so long ago because it feels so close. It is one man’s story from a worldwide tragedy. It’s a love story and a tragedy and it’s one of the countless love stories and tragedies from all that ghastliness.” \

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properties agents index\ Barry Plant diamond CreeK

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Barry Plant eltham, ivanhoe & rosanna

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BuCKingham & Co

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fletChers

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foxtons

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hoCKing stuart Jellis Craig

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lJ hooKer

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miles real estate

32-35

morrison Kleeman

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Woodards

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editorial suBmissions ProPerty editor \ maria harris mharris@theweeklyreview.com.au M: 0409 009 766 BianCa villarosa editorial@theweeklyreview.com.au M: 0431 116 667 liam Carter editorial@theweeklyreview.com.au M: 0419 013 314 advertising inQuiries general manager, sales \ Jason Williams jwilliams@theweeklyreview.com.au M: 0422 145 390 distriBution \ 1800 032 472 distribution@theweeklyreview.com.au The real-estate cover story (right) and We Love It property reviews on the following pages have been visited by TWR journalists. Agent’s Choice and Out of Town are real-estate promotions provided by the agents unless tagged as written by a TWR journalist.

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everyone can be

in the zone Starting from scratch has enabled a dream to be realised, writes Maria HarriS.

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t’s unusual to find a new house in this part of Ivanhoe, where bungalows or inter-war single-storey villas seem to be the main architectural fare. This double-storey Metricon house certainly stands out, but if you look at what it replaced – a very plain timber house – that was a good move. The new one is real eye candy. Many of today’s latest lifestyle elements are behind its muted façade and stacked-stone pillars. For starters, there is the zoned living aspect. It is very much a part of the house and shows why it can work for every stage of a family’s life. The living room at the front can be a hideaway for mum and dad or, alternatively, a study. Their bedroom is next door – a large room with midnight-blue feature wall and rosewood-coloured timber plantation shutters. A sliding door, that great space saver, opens to the walk-in wardrobe, which is neatly divided into his and hers sections. Both have timber drawers and hanging space for everything from trousers to skirts, suits and designated shoe storage. The wardrobe leads to a sophisticated en suite. The beige tiled walls, square basins set in a chocolate-coloured stone bench, timber panels and an oversized shower are elegant and simple. Then there is the open-plan kitchen/living/dining room at the end of the hall. This area is designed to take the family from the early years, when the children are small, through to the teenage years and beyond. It is big enough to host a large party, but not so big that a few people will feel lost. If a space says something about the modern Australian lifestyle – or the lifestyle we crave – it is the indoor-outdoor room. And this one is a ripper. You can tell Metricon has done this many times before because it works. Bi-fold doors open the living room to the timber deck, with its timber-lined ceiling, lighting and view over the swimming pool. But you won’t get wet, as toughened-glass panels provide a barrier between the pool and deck. The deck is robust enough to use as a play area or dining space when the weather turns cool. The kitchen features beige stone benches, fitted with a large stainless steel oven, cream cabinets and charcoal glass splashback. The cooking zone is separated from the rest of the room by a large stone bench and, along with the living and meals areas, looks out to the deck and swimming pool. This is great for families with young children as the kids can be in view while meals are being prepared.

postcode

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“this modern home offers a great family lifestyle.” niCK smith – agent

On the first floor, a retreat or rumpus room is what many teenagers dream off – if only to be away from the adults in their lives. With a bit of luck the older generation will be doing their own thing downstairs, and this room works well for the younger age group and also for the older students in the family. The three upstairs bedrooms add colour to what is predominantly a white-and-charcoal palette. In the


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JELLIS CRAIG, 9490 2900 27 Beatty Street, Ivanhoe Price: $1.5 million + Auction: May 7 at noon Fast facts: Near-new house on 814 square metres, kids’ retreat/rumpus, two en suites, walk-in wardrobes, elegant décor, designer kitchen with island bench, glass splashback, walk-in pantry, stainless steel appliances, bi-fold doors to all-weather deck, indoor-outdoor entertainment zone, ducted heating, cooling, double garage with internal entry, self-cleaning swimming pool, garden play areas, alarm, irrigation, professionally landscaped gardens, close to park, shops and transport

IVANHOE

12 KILOMETRES NORTH-EAST OF THE CBD Ivanhoe, a leafy suburb of the north-east, is known for its tree-lined streets, Yarra River parklands and solid, tightly held family homes. The suburb gets its name from a farm established in the 1840s and called Ivanhoe after the novel by Sir Walter Scott. Ivanhoe was farming land supplying the growing market for food during the gold rushes. Nothing much happened in Ivanhoe until the boom of the 1880s, when large houses were built and the suburb was called the “Toorak of the north”. Building began in 1891 on Ravenswood, a two-storey mansion in Beauview Parade, but the main problem holding the suburb back was the poor connection with the centre of Melbourne. Things changed when a better railway service between Ivanhoe and Melbourne began in 1901, leading to a growth in comfortable Edwardian houses. Building boomed in the 1920s and ’30s. A. V. Jennings, who is regarded as the father of suburban development, began building housing estates in Ivanhoe and Ivanhoe East in the 1930s. Some of his houses are still highly sought-after. In the post-war era architects such as Peter McIntyre, one of the greats of Melbourne architecture, designed houses in Ivanhoe and Ivanhoe East.

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

main bedroom at the front, a crimson feature wall is girly without being saccharine. It has a walk-in wardrobe and a lovely big en suite bathroom in the same beige tones as the en suite downstairs. This room has a door to the balcony out the front. The view is over the liquidambar tree, the only remaining feature of the previous house and garden. Two more bedrooms, with blue feature walls, share a connecting bathroom. Both bedrooms are simple but spacious and have plantation shutters at the horizontal windows. The first thing that strikes you about the bathroom is that it is large. With a big bath and separate shower, it has the same stone finishes and colour scheme as the downstairs bathroom and en suite. Professionally landscaped gardens, back and front, use the popular Manchurian pears to screen a side fence. The garden also has plenty of sun-loving native plants, lawn for the young kids to play on and space for a trampoline. \

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ROSANNA The old Sisters of Mercy Convent on Rosanna Road, now the Assisi Centre, is not the only building with architectural merit in this neck of the woods. On nearby Maleela Grove, the property at No. 7 is a fine example of what was cutting edge back in the early 1960s. This house was built as a prototype for a new form of “open-plan living”, marking a breakaway from the discrete, singular rooms that dominated residential design in the decades before. Even though the kitchen has been updated over the years, there are still many funky retro quirks on show here, including the flat roof with extended eaves and the timber wall cladding in the lounge. But really it’s the floor plan that has enduring value. The two living spaces are open, but a slight spilt level marks different uses for the rooms. The lounge is sunken away from the entrance hall, just like the kitchen and meals area that are positioned a step down from the dining room. There are no dark and pokey hallways here. Rather, three bedrooms, each generous in size, all open directly onto the common space. The main bedroom is at the front of the house and has a large north-facing window, dressing room and en suite. The backyard is paved but is far from bare, thanks to established walled garden beds and a large covered entertainment space. \ LIAM CARTER

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3084

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MILES REAL ESTATE, 9497 3222 7 Maleela Grove Price: $580,000 – $610,000 Auction: April 30 at 11am

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BUCKINGHAM, 9435 0999 165 Grand Boulevard Price: $420,000 + Auction: April 30 at 11am 12 The weekly review \ april 20, 2011

This unassuming weatherboard house, set back on a good-sized corner block, may not look like much from the street, but inside it’s a very different story. The house has undergone a complete cosmetic make-over. The floors throughout are timber and the walls are now gleaming white. Natural light and garden views stream into the main living hub through large feature windows. A new kitchen with stainless steel appliances is all that occupies this space, but it is easy imagine how comfortable and inviting it will be once furnished. The bedrooms benefit from the big windows and treetop views for which Montmorency is famous. The bathroom has full-height porcelain tiles and a large bath. A new ducted heating system and air-conditioning units have also been installed. There is plenty of room out front to exercise your green thumb. This property will no doubt be quite popular come auction day. \ LIAM CARTER

POSTCODE

3094

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DARREN JONES, 9432 2544 20 Nulgarrah Crescent Price: $500,000 + Auction: May 7 at 2pm

Nulgarrah Crescent is one of the sleepy back streets that snake off St Helena Road. It’s almost Greenhills and not quite St Helena; just somewhere comfortably in between. It is close to top schools, such as Greenhills Primary and St Helena College, and a short drive from Greensborough shopping district and the Western Ring Road. The property at No. 20 is typical of the area: a 1970s four-bedroom house on a 680-square-metre block. It has a split-level family hub, comprising lounge and dining areas, and a separate kitchen and meals space that leads to a modest outdoor entertainment area. However, unlike many of its neighbours, this property has a flat, rather than excavated, backyard that combines a manicured patch of lawn, mature garden beds and a huge jacuzzi. No one will draw the short straw here, as all the bedrooms are big. Two bedrooms, including the main, lead to a street-facing verandah perched above the double garage. \ LIAM CARTER

POSTCODE

3088


IVANHOE EAST

Some properties don’t need six bedrooms, five bathrooms and an internal lift to be grand. On paper, this house is nothing more than standard suburban fare; three bedrooms, one bathroom and a study on a 990-square metre block. However, in the flesh there is a simple, but undeniable, majesty about this place. The latedeco 1940s residence towers high above the parklands at the mouth of Ivanhoe’s most famous address: The Boulevard. It is easy to picture yourself dining with friends in the open air on one of the three large terraces that stretch across the façade of the house. This close to Burke Road and the freeway, you can hear the buzz of traffic, but

POSTCODE

3079

POSTCODE

3754

Barry Plant Eltham 9431 1222 4

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inside all is quiet. Large picture windows ensure the park is never far from view. The aesthetic is refreshingly simple. High ceilings, clean white lines and rich timber floors provide a blank canvas to show off eclectic furnishings, rugs and objets d’art. Still, there is plenty of character, from the timber stairwell in the entrance hall and nauticalstyle rounded windows in the bathroom to the fireplace with slate hearth and the multipane bay window in the lounge. With separate dining room, meals and kitchen, the floor plan is not exactly open, but it flows exceptionally well. Upstairs, the sense of grandeur is not lost in the main bedroom, which is so big that putting in an en suite is a real possibility. \ LIAM CARTER

POSTCODE

3087

Buckingham & Company Greensborough 9435 0999 2

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3084

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BARRY PLANT, 9499 7992 305 The Boulevard Price: $1.1 million – $1.2 million Auction: April 30 at 11am

Barry Plant Rosanna 9459 8111 5

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3079

Miles Real Estate 9497 3222 3

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6 Drovers Court, Doreen ................................................................. Price: $660,000 - $720,000 ................................................................. Sale by Negotiation .................................................................

2/47 Morwell Avenue, Watsonia ................................................................. Price: $310,000 + ................................................................. Private sale .................................................................

40 Rosemar Circuit, Viewbank ................................................................. Price: $670,000 - $770,000 ................................................................. Sale by Set Date: Tuesday May 3 at 6pm .................................................................

10 Marshall Street, Ivanhoe ................................................................. Price: $1.05 million - $1.12 million ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 21 at noon .................................................................

A truly magnificent residence in manicured surrounds featuring formal entry, lounge, en suite with CaesarStone dual vanities and spa bath, gorgeous kitchen plus covered outdoor entertainment area with built-in open fireplace. Let's eat lunch @ O'Sole Mio Pizza, 100A Hazel Glen Dve Let's eat dinner @ Uday Indian Restaurant, Hazel Glen Dve Let's drink coffee @ Eliza Billie Cafe, 95 Hazel Glen Dve

First home buyers, investors, retirees and even those looking to downsize should look no further. This delightful home unit is located within a short stroll to Watsonia train station, shopping centre and Loyola College. Let's eat lunch @ Cafe Pedro's Bar, 5 Watsonia Road Let's eat dinner @ Watsonia RSL, 6 Morwell Avenue Let's drink coffee @ Citrus Tart Cafe, 2D lambourn Road

Raise your family in an environment of genuine warmth and space with lounge, dining, kitchen, meals area, family room, outdoor entertainment area, landscaped garden, plus a self-contained unit with lounge, kitchen, meals and a bedroom. Let's eat lunch @ Mangiamo, 121 Lower Plenty Road Let's eat dinner @ Baan Thai, 137 Lower Plenty Road Let's drink coffee @ Scooters, 133 Lower Plenty Road

This superb three-bedroom tuck-pointed brick residence is enviably situated on the preferred east side, where it captures picturesque views over its massive rear garden to the ranges. Scope to further improve on 967sqm (approx). Let's eat lunch @ Va Tutto, 226 Upper Heidelberg Rd Let's eat dinner @ Vasko, 111 Upper Heidelberg Rd Let's drink coffee @ Rocket, 144 Upper Heidelberg Rd april 20, 2011 \ The weekly review 13


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BARRY PLANT, 9467 5444 5 Eliot Court Price: $500,000 + Auction: May 7 at 1pm

This four-bedroom house has zones to suit everyone in the family. In a quiet court, the house offers comfort and convenience amid the glow of polished floors and abundant natural light. At the front, the large lounge room extends into the kitchen and dining area. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances and overlooks a backyard oasis with an in-ground saltwater pool and spa. The meals area has views of the outdoor entertainment space. French doors lead outside to the undercover dining area and sandstone-tiled pool area, which is lined with palm trees and flower beds. The large main bedroom features limegreen walls and a walk-through wardrobe into an en suite. Down the carpeted hallway are two more bedrooms, each with built-in wardrobes. One bedroom has poolside views; the other has garden views. A fourth bedroom is near the family bathroom and separate toilet. Other features include ducted heating, split-system air-conditioning and space for a workshop. Bundoora Square, La Trobe University and RMIT University are nearby. \ BIANCA VILLAROSA

POSTCODE

3083

ELTHAM

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FLETCHERS, 9430 1111 30 William Street Price: $475,000 – $540,000 Expressions of Interest: Close May 17 14 The weekly review \ april 20, 2011

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3095

This 1950s weatherboard house offers brightly lit rooms and several entertainment areas. The three-bedroom residence welcomes you under a large undercover verandah. The large lounge, fitted with block-out blinds, is near the kitchen and meals area, which also has block-out blinds. The meals area overlooks a family room that opens onto decking. This undercover area steps down to the large backyard with a garden bed, fish pond, three carports and a tool shed. There is also a studio workshop and mini art gallery. Both areas can be transformed into more storage space or a teenager’s retreat. Back inside and down the hallway are the three large bedrooms, which all have venetian blinds and built-in wardrobes. They all share the central family bathroom. Other features include ducted heating and evaporative cooling. The property is also close to St Mary’s Primary School and Greensborough Plaza. \ BIANCA VILLAROSA

3095

MORRISON KLEEMAN, 9431 2444

POSTCODE

GREENSBOROUGH

The original owners have occupied this three-bedroom house in central Eltham since it was built in the 1960s. At the quiet end of Bridge Street, the property has been recently revamped, with floating floorboards and large windows now dominating. The large lounge room at the front offers great views of the tree-lined street and continues into the kitchen/meals area. This casual dining area extends into the rumpus room that currently houses a billiards table and features a bar. A door opens to the backyard and down the steps is the large garden with plenty of lawn space and a paved area for barbecues. The main bedroom and second bedroom are at the front of the house and both have built-in wardrobes. They also share the central bathroom. A third bedroom is at the rear of the property, conveniently next to a second bathroom, while a study could easily be transformed into another bedroom. Other features include central heating and a long driveway providing plenty of off-street parking. Eltham Village and station are nearby. \ BIANCA VILLAROSA

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Morrison Kleeman Eltham 9431 2444 5

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3 Lloyd Road, Research ................................................................. Price: $1.15 million - $1.25 million ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 14 at 1pm .................................................................

9 Dunvegan Crescent, Macleod ................................................................. Price: $480,000 - $540,000 ................................................................. Sale by Negotiation .................................................................

Set on 2.6 hectares (approx) of gently undulating land, this inviting house, surrounded by deep verandahs and with inground pool and spa, offers a life of peace and tranquility with the convenience of easy access to Research, Eltham and CBD. Let's eat lunch @ Sushi Wushi, 30 Commercial Place Let's eat dinner @ Maroush, 1092 Main Road Let's drink coffee @ Alta Vita, 906 Main Road

Discover a neatly presented 1950s timber residence offering robust family living with scope to further improve if desired. Freshly painted and immediately comfortable with flexible three-or four-bedroom accommodation. Let's eat lunch @ Mocha Bean Cafe, 34a Aberdeen Road Let's eat dinner @ Piyada Thai, 72 Aberdeen Road Let's drink coffee @ Cafe Rimba, 70 Springthorpe Boulevard

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elTham Units 1-9/1443 Main rd Morrison Kleeman 114 Bridge st Morrison Kleeman 74 Valonia dve Morrison Kleeman 14 Griffin Crt Morrison Kleeman 4/1326 Main rd Morrison Kleeman 135 dalton st Fletchers 133 Bolton st Fletchers

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3/14 Pyalong Ave

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37 davies st

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4/28 Lower Plenty rd

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Buckingham & Co

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66 st James rd

Buckingham & Co

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LJ Hooker

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120 Meridian dve

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51 McNamara st 31 Harborne rd 5 Ayr st

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11 Wynstay Cres 2/61 Green st 27 Beatty st 22 rose st 2/1 Mervyn Cres 137 Maltravers rd 9/59-61 Green st 402/3 Kiernan Ave

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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

Rosanna 9459 8111 131 Lower Plenty Road

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Saturday 30th April at 11am ____________________________________ PRICE GUIDE $1,100,000 - $1,200,000 ____________________________________ INSPECT Thur 4:45 - 5:15pm Sat 10:45 - 11:15am ____________________________________ CONTACT Kieran Whaley 0410 587 072 Davide Lettieri 0414 018 707 ____________________________________

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Ivanhoe 11 Wynstay Crescent

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Stunning River Aspect, Absolute Central Ivanhoe (810m2 approx) Commanding one of Ivanhoe´s most tranquil, convenient and tightly-held positions with frontage to Donaldson´s Creek is this outstanding opportunity on 810m2 (approx) with ample scope for renovation/extension or a new home site (STCA). The existing residence comprises lounge and dining, functional kitchen and family room with access to the outdoor entertaining area with creek aspect, a downstairs rumpus/study, 3 generous bedrooms plus family bathroom. The convenient and sought after location is only a stroll from Ivanhoe shopping, Zone 1 trains, schools, parklands, and close to Northland shopping, Austin Hospital yet only 10 kilometres (approx) from the CBD.

Eltham 9431 1222 1022 Main Road

Ivanhoe 9499 7992 115 Upper Heidelberg Road

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Saturday 7th May at 12pm ____________________________________ PRICE GUIDE $975,000 - $1,150,000 ____________________________________ INSPECT Thur 5:30 - 6pm Sat 12:15 - 12:45pm ____________________________________ CONTACT Kieran Whaley 0410 587 072 Aaron Silluzio 0414 422 299 ____________________________________

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Eaglemont 109 - 111 Banksia Street Approved Permit for 18 Townhouses in Exclusive Location on 4,046sqm (approx) • Formerly Banksia Court Reception Centre, Circa 1912 • Endorsed Plans for 18 Dwellings (12 New Dwellings & 6 to be built within the existing Heritage Building) • Provides the successful purchaser the opportunity to create an exclusive community development with views • Offers a multitude of further options including Reception Centre, Bed & Breakfast, Restaurant (STCA) • Within walking distance to Zone 1 Train Station & Warringal Medical Precinct including Austin & Mercy Hospitals • All surrounded by elite schools, designer shops & sensational restaurants in Ivanhoe & Heidelberg • Act now to secure this once in a lifetime property!

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Ivanhoe 9499 7992 115 Upper Heidelberg Road

Rosanna 9459 8111 131 Lower Plenty Road

FOR SALE by TENDER - 17th May at 5pm ____________________________________ INSPECT Sat 10 - 10:30am ____________________________________ CONTACT Aaron Silluzio 0414 422 299 Kieran Whaley 0410 587 072 ____________________________________


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

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Zenya Wertheim 0421 964 366 ____________________________________

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4/64 Para Rd, Montmorency Avail NOW $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 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 135 Martins Ln, Viewbank Avail NOW $350PW Renovated 3 bedroom home with robes, lounge, kitchen with D/W & S/S appl, D/H, A/C, PFBs and a single carport. Contact Joshua 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 3/159 Beverly Rd, Rosanna Avail NOW $350PW Neat 3 bedroom unit with robes, gas heating, A/C, kitchen, bathroom, double garage and a provate rear yard. Contact Bill.S 63 Greensborough Rd, Macleod Avail May 14 $360PW Renovated 3 bedroom home with living, kitchen with S/S appliances and dishwasher, PFBs, D/H, carport, garage and shed. Contact Di 14 Brougham St, Eltham Avail NOW $370PW 3 bedroom home with living, A/C, D/H, D/W, bathroom, outdoor decking, triple car garage and shed. Gardener incl. Contact Bill.D 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

1/78 Somers Ave, Macleod Avail NOW $375PW Renovated 3 bedroom home, robes, living, split system, S/S appl, D/W, Euro laundry, D/H, PFB and a double garage. Contact Fay 1,2,3/71 Lloyd St, H’Berg Hgts Avail NOW $385PW 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 Fay 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 185 Rosanna Rd, Rosanna Avail NOW $400PW Renovated 4 bedroom home with robes, PFBs, lounge, kitchen, bathroom, D/H, A/C, alarm and a single garage. Contact Joshua 1/49 Norman St, Ivanhoe Avail NOW $420PW 2 bedroom apartment with robes, 2 bathrooms, kitchen with S/S appl & D/W, PFBs, D/H, washing machine and dryer. Contact Bill.S 9 Green Plc, Eltham Avail Apr 23 $420PW 3 bedroom home with robes, study area, 2 bathrooms, kitchen with S/S appliances, heating, cooling & double garage. 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 Fay 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

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Eltham 9431 1222 1022 Main Road

Joshua Franzi 0413 720 244

Meaghan Fennell 0401 019 859

Ivanhoe 9499 7992 115 Upper Heidelberg Road

Bill Sismanis 0401 241 070

Sarah Craigie 0409 945 774

Bill Diamantopoulos 0431 401 720

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Macleod 51 McNamara Street Renovated Victoria Cross Delight on 1018m2 Positioned in the much sought after “Victoria Cross� estate is this prime prospect to purchase a renovated modern family home, or ideal development site (STCA) on 1018m2 (approx). It features 3 bedrooms (master with double BIRs), wide open plan living area (OFP), stylish kitchen (SS appliances), plus a fully-appointed studio / bungalow.

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.

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Tue 17th May at 6pm (unless sold prior) ____________________________________ PRICE GUIDE $740,000 - $790,000 ____________________________________ INSPECT Sat 2:30 - 3pm ____________________________________ Davide Lettieri 0414 018 707

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Ivanhoe 9499 7992 115 Upper Heidelberg Road

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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.

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. The apartment also includes two car spaces on title.

Eltham 9431 1222 1022 Main Road

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Vince Saunders 0425 764 881

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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. It features lounge, dining, kitchen/meals, family room, outdoor entertaining area, landscaped garden, master bedroom with WIR & ensuite, study/BR4 plus a self-contained unit with lounge, kitchen/meals, bedroom (access from the double garage).

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 selft contained 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. All this with great proximity to public transport, quality schooling (Viewbank College zone), and parklands.

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Vince Saunders 0425 764 881

Sat 12:45 - 1:15pm ____________________________________ Kieran Whaley 0410 587 072 ____________________________________

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Ivanhoe 9499 7992 115 Upper Heidelberg Road

Rosanna 6/23 Station Road First Home Buy, Investment, Downsizer! This charming unit, ideally located only a short walk to vibrant village shopping, tranquil parklands and train station, features two bedrooms with built-inrobes, lounge with split system air-conditioner, large paved courtyard with established gardens, kitchen with modern appliances and dishwasher, sizeable meals area, renovated bathroom, the convenience of two toilets, gas ducted heating and carport.

Rosanna 9459 8111 131 Lower Plenty Road

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Tue 10th May at 6pm (unless sold prior) __________________________ PRICE GUIDE $360,000 - $420,000 __________________________ INSPECT Sat 2:15 - 2:45pm __________________________ CONTACT

Vince Saunders 0425 764 881

Daniel Italia 0423 337 281 __________________________


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AUCTION T H I S

SATURD AY Dear Robyn, Our sincere thanks for managing the sale of our home. Real estate agents are often tarred with the one brush in an unflattering light. Indeed, your professionalism, sensitivity and insight to our needs were refreshing and so welcomed. We were kept28 informed, had our privacy and time 4 1 1 respected 2 1and were able Diamond Creek Moray Street to be involved the process as we desired to be. At no time did we feel Potential Gemas at an Affordablein Price This well positioned home within the St Helena school ____________________________________ Saturday 7th May at 11am pressured. 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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Justin Booth 0417 034 369 In addition, we were provided withCONTACT a realistic estimate of044 the home’s value Adam Smith 0433 206 ____________________________________ MEL REF 11 J7to market the property to ____________________________________ and useful recommendations regarding how engage interested buyers.

You carefully and strategically marketed the home, encouraged and facilitated buyers and assisted us to obtain a price that exceeded our expectations. Many thanks for selling our home in a mere 15 days! The process was warm, honest, professional and as stress-free for us as we could have imagined. We have no hesitation in recommending you to future vendors, and would be happy to provide a verbal Briar Hillreference on request. Many thanks again. Diamond Creek 8 Essex Street

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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 Whole Family on 1537m2 (approx) & generous sized bedrooms with BIR. You may even want to develop thissuitable 2 unit site (approx) double allotment and for(STCA). a multi-unit Close to schools, shopping precincts & transport.

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Resort Style Living for the Set on an incredible 1537m2 development (STCA), this Simone and Rod Lees impressive two storey family home comes complete with tennis court and heated indoor pool! The residence 3 comprises 6 bedrooms (2 downstairs, en-suite &1retreat),2 family2lounge1 (OFP & A/C), 4 bathrooms, 2 en-suites, large open plan kitchen/dining/living area plus an enormous upstairs living area with Saturday 7th May at 12.30pm ____________________________ wet bar. Features include landscaped alfresco dining areas, indoor heated pool with its INSPECT Saturday 11.00 - 11.30am own separate kitchen and bathroom, and your own floodlit court! With hydronic Photo IDtennis Required ____________________________ heating, GDH, cooling, alarm plus 4 car garage, inspection is a must to appreciate! CONTACT Robyn Johnson 0417 387 890

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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 entertain family & friends. SATURDAY ATyou 10:30AM

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CONTACT 0433387 634 594890 If you’d like to talk to Robyn Johnson about selling your home, you can reach her on 9438 1133BriorMcIntyre 0417

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Diamond Creek1222 9438 1133 Eltham 9431 62c Road 1022Main MainHurstbridge Road

Ivanhoe 9499 7992 115 Upper Heidelberg Road

Rosanna 9459 8111 131 Lower Plenty Road

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barryplant.com.au Diamond Creek / St Helena David Hockney Drive Only 4 Left... What A Great Location! Here´s a land release to get excited about in a highly sought after area. Surrounded by quality homes, this could be the last opportunity to buy blocks in this ideal location. Close to St Helena schools & shopping, and just a short drive to Greensborough Plaza and the Northern Ring Road, you´ll love the convenience. Gently sloping and with views of distant hills, these blocks are not to be missed. Be quick or miss out!

FOR SALE _______________________________ from $330,000 _______________________________ PRICE GUIDE CONTACT

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Peter Koiker 0418 382 959 _______________________________

Diamond Creek 9438 1133 62c Main Hurstbridge Road

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one of only four residences and situated at the rear of the complex and directly over looking Mc Donnell Park is this stylish, funky and contemporary 2 bedroom town residence. With both space and light this highly finished property has been cleverly designed to suit the most fastidious home owner. complete with stone benches, classy decking, polished hardwood floors and a/c the home is filled with natural light and also boasts a superb floor plan that has you enjoying open plan living on the ground floor that flows effortlessly passed a central kitchen ( stone benches and stainless steel appliances) and powder room to a chic entertainers courtyard and deck just perfect for entertaining! two large bedrooms with BIr, (the main with its own private balcony over-looking parklands) and a bathroom (sep shower and bathtub) make up the 2nd level whilst additional features include lock up garage, quality fixtures and fittings and no body corporate fees. All of this in a premium locale just moments from Fairfield Village, public transport and direct gate access to parklands.

often sought but rarely found is this deceptively spacious single level brick home. Located in a quiet tree lined street literally 1 minute walk to All Nations Park and Northcote Plaza Shopping centre this home offers those looking to invest or down size to a low maintenance property quite simply the perfect package. offering 3 big bedrooms all with Built in robes and wall to wall carpets (note the main bedroom has an ensuite bathroom), central bathroom with separate shower and bath and additional laundry room. the living area provides a combined spacious and light filled living room and meals area adjoining a well equipped kitchen with breakfast bench, stainless steel oven and cook-top and considerable storage/pantry space. the home also offers a sunny yard to host those lazy afternoon BBQ’s as well as the added benefit of secure off street parking with a lock-up garage. Additional features include gas ducted heating, external sun blinds and all located walking distance to high Street tram, Northcote train Station and Northcote Aquatic centre. this home ticks all the right boxes, a wonderful opportunity awaits the astute purchaser.

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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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27 Beatty Street - IVANHOE Stunning 43 square executive residence on a huge landscaped allotment offers the ultimate in contemporary innovation, sumptuous dÊcor and highest quality fittings. Wide and deep garden spaces include east courtyard, west supergrass playground and sensational rear entertaining zone incorporating pool (solar-heated, selfcleaning, salt chlorinated), frameless glass fencing and all-weather entertaining deck. Two level accommodation comprises entrance foyer, formal sitting, kid´s

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retreat/rumpus, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, powder, laundry, 2 storage rooms, elegant kitchen with island bench, and butler´s pantry adjoining divine dining and living areas integrating indoor/outdoor spaces through bi-fold doors. Features plantation shutters, stone, ceramic, glass and porcelain surfaces, alarm, auto irrigation system, water tank, auto garage and superb location near park, shops, transport and schools.


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Generously proportioned accommodation over 2 levels, high ceilings, feature walls D/S: large main BR, dual fully fitted dressing rooms, luxurious ensuite U/S: 2nd main BR (balcony, WIR, ensuite), BRs 3 and 4 (shared bathroom) Formal sitting room, expansive open plan kitchen/dining/living, kid´s retreat/rumpus Butler´s pantry, powder room, 2 x storage rooms, excellent laundry, fully cabled Ducted heating, refrigerated cooling, Baumatic s/steel oven, microwave, dishwasher

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Saturday 7th May at 12pm Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 11-11.45am 814 sqm (8,768) sq ft approx Nick Smith 0425 755 238 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 30th April at 12pm Thursday 12-12.30 & Saturday 3.45-4.15pm 1,848 sqm (19,891 sq ft) approx Anthony Lapadula 0401 655 005 David Oster 0418 800 120 9490 2900 jelliscraig.com.au


IVANHOE 22 Rose Street RARE FAIRY HILLS FAMILY RETREAT A fine Fairy Hills location footsteps to Ivanhoe Grammar School sets the scene for an outstanding family lifestyle in this

Auction:

Saturday 7th May at 3pm

captivating residence with north-facing garden. Designed and built by an innovative team including architect Peter Hooks and

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renowned builder Ron Elliott, this sprawling single-level home comprises three separate structures with main family dwelling,

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self-contained annex and separate studio. Presented in immaculate original condition for immediate enjoyment while offering

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scope to further improve; affords four bedrooms, formal and family zones under cathedral ceiling, functional kitchen, two

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ROSANNA 9459 5666 118 Lower Plenty Road

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Keith Oldmeadow 0409 858 786

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IVANHOE 2/1 Mervyn Crescent

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Saturday 14th May at 2pm

LARGE LAYOUT & GARDEN IN PRIME POSITION

ESR

$640,000-$680,000

Inspect

Wed 5.15pm-5.45pm, Thu 3.30pm-4.00pm

Contact

Peter Scott 0459 223 994

ROSANNA 7 Maleela Grove

Auction:

Saturday 30th April at 11am

FAMILY ENTERTAINER WITH EXCITING FUTURE

Inspect

Wed 5.15pm-5.45pm, Thu 3.30pm-4.00pm

Nearby Chelsworth Park reflects the space, seclusion and serenity afforded by this superb 3BR villa unit nestled towards the rear of a mature garden block in a blue ribbon position near shopping, transport and Ivanhoe Grammar School. Includes delightful garden, lounge and dining area, good kitchen/meals, immaculate bathroom, split-system heating/cooling, ceiling fans, lock-up garage. Scope to improve.

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

Land

560m2 approx.

Contact

Greg Taylor 0409 090 611

(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 3/14 Pyalong Avenue

Auction:

Saturday 30th April at 12pm

PRESENTATION PERFECT!

ESR

$550,000-$590,000

Inspect

Wed 3.30pm-4.00pm, Thu 2.30pm-3.00pm

Contact

Greg Taylor 0409 090 611

VIEWBANK 2/326 Lower Plenty Road

Auction:

Saturday 7th May at 11am

LIFESTYLE CONVENIENCE OVERLOOKING PARKLAND

ESR

$360,000-$400,000

Inspect

Wed 3.30pm-4.00pm, Thu 3.30pm-4.00pm

Contact

John Levingston 0410 978 144

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.

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

Brad Pearce 0409 679 414

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

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IVANHOE 9/59-61 Green Street

IVANHOE 137 Maltravers Road

POSITIONED TO PLEASE!

DECO DELIGHT BOASTING BIG BACKYARD

One of the best in the block for its fabulous position overlooking a large tranquil garden, this delightful

Leave all expectations at the door of this charming 2BR Art Deco home as there are plenty of surprises to

1BR first floor apartment is ideal for savvy investors, first home buyers and downsizers to instantly utilize

get you excited about the future. One of the area´s best addresses, ample original character, flexible

current-day comfort while considering tasteful improvement from cosmetic to comprehensive. Covered

floorplan, immediate comfort, tightly held for over 50 years, potential for improvement, bigger than

parking (on title). Walk to Ivanhoe Village, parkland, trains and hospitals.

expected backyard, near grammar schools, shops, parks and trains.

Auction:

Saturday 14th May at 11am

Auction:

Saturday 7th May at 12pm

ESR:

$295,000-$320,000

ESR:

$750,000-$800,000

Inspect:

Wed 6.00pm-6.30pm

Inspect:

Wed 5.15pm-5.45pm, Thu 2.30pm-3.00pm

Contact:

Peter Scott 0459 223 994

Contact:

Helen Witchell 0413 741 158

COMMERCIAL

ROSANNA 4/28 Lower Plenty Road

ROSANNA 37 Davies Street

CONTEMPORARY CLASSICS OF UNCOMPRISING QUALITY

IT’S TIME TO LEAVE HOME!

An impressive sense of class, style and space unrivalled in Rosanna distinguishes this town residence in a

A perfect retail/commercial premises in this active neighbourhood strip perfect for any business to take

secluded boutique setting. This spacious 3BR villa is finished and fitted to the highest standards of quality

that next step (STCA). Opposite the school with good passing trade, this air-conditioned shop/office of 45

for one of the finest indoor/outdoor lifestyles in the area. Includes generous bedrooms with robes (main

sqm (approx) is totally renovated to suit a multitude of uses. A corner location allows for excellent

includes ensuite), open plan living, kitchen with cutting edge appliances, alarm, and double garage.

business exposure and provides a bright and inviting environment.

Auction:

Saturday 7th May at 1pm

Expressions of Interest: Closing 10 May at 5pm

ESR:

$550,000-$600,000

Inspect:

Inspect:

Thu 2.30pm-3.00pm

Contact:

Contact:

Paul Carbone 0418 541 169

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COMMERCIAL

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

this art-deco building will suit owner-occupiers or developers who may elect to take advantage of a current planning permit for four apartments,

Wed 4.30pm-5.00pm Damien Carter 0438 850 166 Paul Evans 0408 144 181

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.

COMMERCIAL

COMMERCIAL

RESERVOIR 38-40 Plateau Road

THOMASTOWN 21-23 Trawalla Avenue

TWO STREET FRONTAGE - THREE TITLES!

LAND IN ABUNDANCE!

Building area of 1,800 sqm (approx) and land area of 3,100 sqm (approx). A clear span factory filled with

Complemented by an excellent high roof factory with a remarkable hard-stand area and loading docks.

natural light, also offering good office accommodation and excellent staff amenities. Dual roller door

This building of 1,500 sqm (approx) also offers a weather-proof loading bay to the front, numerous

access via Plateau Road and Lakeside Avenue. Flexible floor plan with scope to further enhance.

offices, lunchroom and amenities. In close proximity to the Metropolitan Ring Road.

Abundant on-site parking and substantial power supply. Terms: 10% deposit, balance 30/60 days. Thursday 12th May at 1pm

Auction:

Thursday 12th May at 3pm

Inspect:

By Appointment

Inspect:

By Appointment

Contact:

Dietmar Gregory 0422 402 545

Contact:

Tim Mitchell 0417 339 986

Auction:

Paul Evans 0408 144 181

ROSANNA 9459 5666 118 Lower Plenty Road

Paul Evans 0408 144 181

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P PE LA BE R NN DR MI IN O TF G O O M R U N IT 2 ROSANNA

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24 Berrima Road

AUCTION Saturday 14th May at 1.00pm

Wow!! A development opportunity with a permit to construct a 2 Bedroom unit on a flat block 715m2 approx with a charming red clinker brick home ready to renovated and add your personal touches. This is a great opportunity for builders and/or investors to speculate in the Rosanna real estate market, with shops, schools and transport only a short stroll away. Features: Formal Lounge, Kitchen/family with servery, 2 Bedrooms & bathroom. Planning Permit features: Brick veneer unit with open plan Living, Kitchen/Family area, 2 Bedrooms, Bathroom and Single Garage.

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INSPECTION THURSDAY 2.00 - 2.30pm SATURDAY 12.00 - 12.30pm

3/42 Beaconsfield Road

AUCTION Saturday 7th May at 11.00am

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.

INSPECTION THURSDAY 1.00 - 1.30pm SATURDAY 10.00 - 10.30am

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Quote $620,000 plus buyers Melway 32:B1 Land size 715m2 approx Contact Scott Nugent 0438 054 993 Vince Masci 0423 691 622 Office 98 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999

Quote $420,000 plus buyers Melway 21:B3 Contact Vince Masci 0423 691 622 Scott Nugent 0438 054 993 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 3.00 - 3.30pm SATURDAY 12.00 - 12.30pm

31 Harborne Street

Quote $420,000 plus buyers Melway 21:D8 Land size 435m2 approx Contact Scott Nugent 0438 054 993 Vince Masci 0423 691 622 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 3.00 - 3.30pm SATURDAY 1.00 - 1.30pm

Quote $470,000 plus buyers Melway 20:E6 Land size 565m2 approx Contact Scott Nugent 0438 054 993 Sue Stone 0416 055 159 Office 98 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999

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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.

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INSPECTION THURSDAY 3.00 - 3.30pm SATURDAY 12.00 - 12.30pm

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.

INSPECTION THURSDAY 2.00 - 2.30pm SATURDAY 11.00 - 11.30am

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Quote $590,000 plus buyers Melway 20:D5 Land size 950m2 approx Contact Sue Stone 0416 055 159 Vince Masci 0423 691 622 Office 98 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999

Quote $360,000 plus buyers Melway 20:F4 Contact Sue Stone 0416 055 159 Scott Nugent 0438 054 993 Office 98 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999


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66 St James Road

AUCTION Saturday 7th May at 1.00pm INSPECTION THURSDAY 1.00 - 1.30pm SATURDAY 11.00 - 11.30am

Quote $560,000 plus buyers Melway 31:K2 Land size 600m2 approx Contact Scott Nugent 0438 054 993 Sue Stone 0416 055 159 Office 98 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999

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

First time on offer this spacious and immaculate presented family home is an 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.

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.

INSPECTION THURSDAY 1.00 - 1.30pm SATURDAY 10.00 - 10.30am

Quote $450,000 plus buyers Melway 20:D8 Land size 700m2 approx Contact Sue Stone 0416 055 159 Vince Masci 0423 691 622 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. This boutique development of only 3, you can live peacefully in the comfortable homely surrounds of this lovely 2 B/R modern unit, suitable as a 1st home, retirement or investment option. INSPECTION THURS 2.00 - 2.30pm SAT 11.00 - 11.30am

AUCTION Auction Quote Melway Contact Office Phone

Saturday 30th April at 1.00pm $390,000 plus buyers 21:A3 Land size 207m2 approx Vince Masci 0423 691 622 Scott Nugent 0438 054 993 98 Grimshaw St, Greensborough 9435 0999

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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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120 Meridian Drive, South Morang

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Experience this grandeur Style and perfection have been forged to create this sensational residence. Set on a half acre (approx) land allotment located in arguably the most exclusive location in this district, it boasts the best of the best and has been constructed without compromise, purposely designed and built to impress and pamper. This wonderful creation consists of a substantial residence; it is flanked by stunning gardens with a rear central pool area that resembles an exotic resort. This is a rare and exciting opportunity for you to acquire this piece of paradise and let your family call it your very own.

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EAGLEMONT 3/143 Locksley Road

Sale By Closing Date Saturday 14th May at 4:00 pm View Thurs 6-6.30 pm & Sat 1-1.30 pm Contact Bill Collias 0412 459 222

LJ Hooker South Morang 9404 3000

Shop 10, Axis Homemaker Centre, 797 Plenty Road, South Morang

LJ Hooker Mill Park 9404 2477

Shop 20 Stables Shopping Centre, Childs Road Mill Park

Positioned in this 1950´s apartment block this generously proportioned 1 bedroom apartment is refurbished throughout with streaming natural light, large open plan living & access to private balcony. The contemporary kitchen houses stainless steel appliances & the sharply designed bathroom includes the convenience of laundry facilities. Main bedroom presents built in robes & a large window overlooking the balcony. Only a minute´s walk from Eaglemont Village & train station.

IVANHOE 26 Seddon Street 9499 1276

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1 Saturday 7th May 12:30 Thurs 5-5:30pm Sat 11-11:30am Prue Jones 0419 352 439 Gemma Hanley 0412 284 885 Ivanhoe 9499 1276

THINK RESULTS


Ivanhoe 405/3 Kiernan Avenue Seductive & Central Penthouse Apartment Experience living in the heart of Ivanhoe from the top floor of this exclusive & stylish apartment. Designer flair is echoed throughout the spacious open plan living & dining, adjoining gourmet kitchen featuring imperite cupboards, Miele s/s appliances, glistening granite benches & alfresco balcony. Two robed bedrooms share a stunning resort style bathroom, while the master bedroom enjoys full ensuite & walk in robe. Exquisite parquetry floors, quality fittings & fixtures, monitored security system, 2 car spaces on title and a brilliant lifestyle opportunity are some of the features of this exemplary residence. Every amenity at your doorstep. A smart investment or move straight in.

> VIEW

Thurs 5.00 - 5.30pm

> AUCTION

Sat 7th May - 1.00pm

> MEL REF

31 E8

> EPR

$650,000 - $710,000

> 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 Mark Dixon 0423 395 699

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Research 3 Lloyd Road Timeless Lifestyle Appeal Set on around 2.6 hectares of gently undulating land, this inviting ranch style home, surrounded by deep verandahs, offers a life of peace and tranquility with the convenience of easy access to Research, Eltham and the CBD. The spacious floorplan delivers formal living, formal dining, rumpus and a huge casual living room. Overlooked by timber kitchen with line of sight to the sparkling in-ground pool and spa under Balinese inspired shelter it opens to a paved entertainment area featuring outdoor kitchen with all weather awnings. Ducted heating and cooling complemented by combustion heater, 100,000 litre water tank, dams and fenced horse paddock it offers timeless lifestyle appeal inside and poolside.

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Saturday 14th May at 1.00pm Thursday 2:30 - 3:00pm Saturday 1:30 - 2:00pm Graham Morrison 0417 101 997 Peter Kleeman 0419 002 103 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431-2444 propertyinprofile.com.au/3lloyd

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Briar Hill 192 - 194 Mountain View Road Premier Position With Possibilities Premier position, prime level land of approximately 1270m2, comprising two lots on a convenient corner with a bus stop outside the door. An old home currently rented out at $245 per week presents the opportunity for development, subject to council approval.

Eltham Units 1-9/1443 Main Road Prestigious Living In A Private Cul-de-Sac These nine soon to be built town houses, delivering an exceptional commitment to quality and exquisite designer style, will offer outstanding rewards for owner-occupiers or investors. Flexible design will introduce generous proportions to a range of floor-plans featuring three or four bedrooms, some with studies and media rooms and all with double garage, designer kitchens and two bathrooms. With the option to secure a quality home ranging from 25 squares to 32 squares (approx), and the opportunity to make significant STAMP DUTY SAVINGS the time to act is now!

Auction Inspect Contact Office Web

Saturday 7th May at 12:00pm By Appointment Gayle Blackwood 0408 776 070 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431-2444 morrisonkleeman.com.au

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Private Sale Inspect By Appointment ESR $650,000 - $702,000 Contact Tony Duckworth 0417 564 787 Office 2/86 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough 9435-7666 Web morrisonkleeman.com.au

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Eltham 114 Bridge Street

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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.

Eltham 74 Valonia Drive The location doesn’t get much leafier, the presentation doesn’t get much better, and with a solar heated pool, covered outdoor area, low maintenance gardens and parks all around, the lifestyle at this four bedroom, two bathroom home doesn’t get more family-wise than this.

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Saturday 11:30am - 12:00pm $630,000 - $680,000 Tristan Messerle 0438 176 416 Graham Morrison 0417 101 997 968 Main Road Eltham 9431-2444

Auction Inspect Contact Office Web

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Saturday 30th April at 12:00pm Saturday 11:30am - 12:00pm Gayle Blackwood 0408 776 070 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431-2444 propertyinprofile.com.au/114bridge

Eltham North 140 Progress Road This instantly appealing family home features a flexible floorplan, polished timber floors and an expansive outdoor entertainment precinct with relaxing tree top views. Set on a generous 1160m2 (approx) and within easy reach of shopping, dining and transport of both Eltham and Greensborough.

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Saturday 12:30 - 1:00pm $600,000 - $650,000 Lucas Peressini 0408 323 960 Graham Morrison 0417 101 997 968 Main Road Eltham 9431-2444 morrisonkleeman.com.au


Eltham 14 Griffin Court This spacious residence on a generous allotment provides four bedroom accommodation, a practical combination of three living areas and superb outdoor areas with a choice of an elevated deck or ground level outdoor entertainment precincts.

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Private Sale Inspect ESR Contact Contact Office

Montmorency 21 Price Avenue 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).

Auction Inspect Contact Contact Office Web

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Saturday 10:30 - 11:00am $595,000 Tristan Messerle 0438 176 416 Graham Morrison 0417 101 997 968 Main Road Eltham 9431-2444

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Saturday 30th April at 11:00am Saturday 11:30am - 12:00pm Lucas Peressini 0408 323 960 Graham Morrison 0417 101 997 968 Main Road Eltham 9431-2444 propertyinprofile.com.au/21price

Eltham 4/1326 Main Road Setting a new standard for quality and unique styling, this fabulous townhouse offers the chance to own the complete high quality lowmaintenance package. Offering open plan meals/family room and kitchen with adjoining split level lounge. This is a great opportunity for investment, first home buyer or retiree.

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Private Sale Inspect ESR Contact Office Web

Greensborough 167 Hickling Avenue Polished hardwood floors, new and neutral paintwork, ducted heating, split system air conditioning and an updated kitchen featuring chic stone benches and overlooking an expansive open plan living area set the tone for no fuss modern living in this three bedroom home.

Auction Inspect Contact Office Web

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Saturday 1:30 - 2:00pm $550,000 - $600,000 Dayne Kleeman 0419 504 576 968 Main Road Eltham 9431-2444 morrisonkleeman.com.au

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Saturday 30th April at 2:00pm Saturday 1:30 - 2:00pm Tony Petselas 0434 006 235 2/86 Grimshaw Street Greensborough 9435-7666 propertyinprofile.com.au/ 167hickling

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