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ow many times a week do you thank the artfully wrapping them around me and the bub in an stars above that you’re no longer a gormless elaborate modesty shield. In the end, it was a no-brainer, teenager? Yes, youth is wasted on the young, in that my brain was not engaged in the decision and we’d all love our chance over again – but the at all. When baby starts yelling for food, you start anguish, the confusion, the awkwardness and the unbuttoning and no thought is given for anyone else. crippling self-consciousness! Even when drowning in Maybe I live and move around a particularly the responsibilities and pressures that come with a enlightened part of town, but I have received not fully formed adult life, I am daily grateful that so much as a glance as I have fed my baby in When time of desperate insecurity is over. many public settings: a Chinese restaurant at baby starts The day I realised I’d crossed over to a morning yum cha (well, it was Mother’s Day yelling for better place came many years back with a – they’d be pushing it if they took me on); group of friends when we found ourselves by food, you start on the street of a cafÊ in Lygon Street; in the chance at a glorious beach on an unexpectedly unbuttoning front seat of the car on a busy road; and even perfect day. No one had any togs, but without a on a bench in the middle of the vast Exhibition word of discussion, we all stripped down to our Centre. Little kids were on their way to the footy underwear and plunged in – a scenario that would with their parents and they were particularly taken have been unthinkable several years earlier: what if with this example of lunch on the run. someone saw? So I find myself utterly bewildered by the recent But that self-conscious inner girl was stirred again at accounts of abuse and blatant discrimination that so the arrival of this little child of mine, and the challenge many women say they have copped as they attempted of feeding him in public if the need arose. OK, a remote to feed their babies in public. Strangely, one complaint beach in bra and knickers was one thing, but unzipping came from a woman who said the doctor’s surgery she in a busy cafÊ and toughing out the stares and whispers attended banned women from feeding there. seemed to anticipate a cold war of hostility that I wasn’t Rates of breastfeeding are apparently so much lower sure I was up for. than they should be for women who are able to, and Wondering how I would handle that challenge, I want to, feed for at least six months, that the Victorian rehearsed at home with various scarves and muslins, government announced last week it would launch a new

program to encourage more breastfeeding and to ensure women feel supported to do so. Breastfeeding advocates such as Tara Moss are out there doing their bit to normalise the practice, but it just seems incredible to me that we have to even make the argument. I go back to the days of Lynch’s restaurant in South Yarra, when the larger-than-life restaurateur Paul Lynch kicked a woman out of the place for offering her baby dinner while she enjoyed hers. The fact that his clubby and overstuffed diner was plastered with paintings of naked women, breasts akimbo, didn’t seem to set any irony bells ringing for him. The brouhaha was eventually scored baby, one: bloke, zip. Federal discrimination law is clear: it protects you from being discriminated against if you are a breastfeeding mother, so that covers us. But if you have a problem with seeing a woman feed her child in public, then take the sex-on-TV approach: if you don’t like it, don’t watch it. Keep your face firmly fixed on your latte or your companion, as you should do, and keep your opinion to yourself. I think it’s time this little storm in a D-cup is seen for what it really is: their problem, not ours. \

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a lot of the food, but I found myself cooking to the rhythm of the music entirely. In the stirring of the risotto or my plucking of the pheasant it was all about getting carried away by the music, it was wonderful.” Maggie’s passion runs as deep as ever, and that works both ways. Despite attaining levels of success and exposure that set a benchmark for food producers in the country, she discusses the business today with a restless tone in her voice. She has recently purchased an eight-hectare stonefruit orchard adjacent to her Barossa farm and must come up with new fruit-based products, which she first describes as an “exciting new journey”. But the topic leads to some sombre reflections. Does it present a new learning curve? “I’ve learnt even more strongly in the last year that I’m a micro-manager but I haven’t learnt how to resolve that.” Steering away from any self-congratulatory speeches about the Maggie Beer Products range, which now runs to more than 30 refrigerated and dry-goods products, Maggie instead opens up about recent challenges, and mentions her husband and lifetime partner, Colin, who plays a vital role in managing her energies. “There are parts of the business I’m more than happy to leave to others, but when it comes to quality I’m the monkey on everybody’s back,” she says, echoing her humourless statement in our 2010 interview that she’s a “tough boss”. The fact that she took five years to get her new line of chocolate and salted-caramel ice-cream to a level she was happy with is a chilling example, pardon the pun. “I don’t see myself limiting the business’ growth because of that. I see myself becoming better at organising my time. We have procedures in place where all of our food gets tasted before it goes out. I can pick up when there’s a change in the season in the pepper or

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the spices. I can then alter the ingredients accordingly. Our customers may not notice, but I do. “It’s a continuous striving for excellence in every detail. Colin’s always at me about not burning out and he’s very protective of me. He helps me balance my needs and the needs of the business. It’s a very vexed issue to have your name on a product because when am I ever going to be able to relax about it, or sell it to anyone else?” That’s right, there’s no one else in the limelight, I say. “Or in the poo,” Maggie adds.

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aggie is uncomfortable with the idea that she’s an icon and it’s not hard to see why. Lazy pundits and journalists too often reach for worn clichés such as “icon” to flatter the person of the hour. I ask Maggie to come up with something better. “Oh Andrew, I’m just a lucky country cook!” she says. No, that won’t do. As Lindsay Fox would say, you have to work bloody hard to be this lucky. So it’s really a question of, if not icon, what other word applies? Her name is on the label of products that make our lives better, and our trousers perhaps a little tighter; her face is on the telly, usually in a beaming smile, and her country is proud to name her as a model citizen. Wake up, Maggie, I think Australia’s got something to say to you. “Who could ever conceive that all of those things would happen?” Maggie says, shaking her head. “I remember doing about 30 interviews before even our daughters could know about the Order of Australia thing. One comment I said that I really meant was that it was half huge pride and half embarrassment, that someone could have a journey like mine. It’s hard for me to accept.” As a final, hopeful, question, why not flatly ask for the trade secret that all Maggie fans want to get their hands on? Not the precise boiling point of verjuice, or the measurements of salt in her new ice-cream, but the wellspring of her energy. What is the secret source to being the “turbocharged” Maggie Beer, living and loving life with such joy and passion? “I’ve always been lucky to have inherited that energy from my mum,” she says. “I think a positive nature gives you energy too. There is another side to having your name on the label. There’s a sense of accountability and ownership that comes from doing something you believe in. I would say that is my secret.” \ amcutchen@theweeklyreview.com.au we welcome your feedback @ www.theweeklyreview.com.au/cover-story

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ou could forgive Maggie Beer for sitting still. For leaving her finger undipped in the flavours of some tasty creation. For letting the phone ring out where it lies for once. For just sitting on the café deck of Maggie’s Farm Shop in the Barossa Valley amid her daily swarms of fans and having several thousand cups of tea in long, lazy succession. It’s what I would do if, in the past two years, I had been made a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM); if I’d worn the mantle of Senior Australian of the Year 2010; and if, throughout, I’d grown my business by a whopping 20 per cent in a time of retail doom and gloom. Wow, hold the tea, I’ve been busy. Make mine a jug of Barossa wine. But Maggie Beer, 67, will have none of the above, thank you very much. In the two years since our first phone discussion I have had the unsettling notion that my own life is standing still by comparison; that the woman twice my age is going at least twice as hard and, sadly for me, twice as far. Given that she is indeed as warm, as engaged and as genuine a woman as she appears to be on television, we have stayed in touch since then. Sure, I want a friend like Maggie. Who doesn’t? Through a series of emails, the odd cuppa in the Barossa and more interviews that have escalated into long raves about music, I’ve had a box seat from which to observe the energy and ingenuity of a truly remarkable woman, referred to in this story as Maggie rather than the formal Beer, because Australia only really knows her this way: “our” Maggie. No matter what you’ve achieved in your last couple of years, prepare to feel thoroughly lazy. First there was Maggie’s role as Senior Australian of the Year, which she says was “pretty fantastic”, her ever-growing food empire, her appearances on television, her cookbooks and her being made an AM. If not how to slow down, what has she learnt in the past two years? “Oh my gosh, what have I learnt? Just what there is still to learn,” she says, with that laugh that bubbles up like Champagne. “Let’s go back to the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra concert where I cooked with Simon (Bryant), my old sparring partner from The Cook and the Chef. “I remember those two nights we did; the sheer joy of music intensified even more for me. I’ve always loved music, you know that, but being right next to the musicians, having them surround me, was perhaps one of the most amazing experiences of my life. “It dramatised my cooking, the power of it was so extraordinary, it just turbocharged me! I’d presupposed


cover story Maggie Beer has had a turbocharged couple of years, even by her own standards. ANDREW McUTCHEN dares to ask how she does it.

“I’ve learnt even more strongly in the last year that I’m a micro-manager but I haven’t learnt how to resolve that.”

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am thrilled to bits that winter is finally here. I am, of course, in the minority in this sun-blessed country because of my love of the cold. Like any seasonal change, winter presents its own set of challenges, especially to our skin. There are several reasons skin reacts to the weather; in winter we know that low humidity is a major factor. With lower humidity, skin tends to dry more quickly and, in turn, cools faster. When skin becomes cold, the blood vessels constrict and reduce blood flow, which in turn affects sweat and oil glands. When this happens, skin tends to shrink, flake and dry faster. Understanding how cold weather affects our skin is like understanding which came first, the chicken or the egg? One thing is clear to me, though: our skin needs some help to adjust to the drop in temperature. What infuriates me is that with the change in weather come half-truths and tall tales on how to look after your skin. For far too long I have been hearing these myths repeated as gospel. So I have taken it upon myself to be your knight in shinning armour to help burst a few bubbles and give you the facts. There are many things to keep in mind during the colder months, so do not make it more tedious by relying on myths. \ dnaidu@theweeklyreview.com.au

Thick creams are best for hydration myth

FaCT \ Just because a cream is thick in consistency, it does not mean it will be more hydrating. What makes a cream work is what is in it. Too much of a good thing can suffocate your skin and create even more problems. Try layering your products – start with a serum and finish with a moisturiser. Serums are jam-packed with concentrated ingredients and are absorbed quicker.

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faCt \ There is evidence that UV damage still occurs in winter and you need protection from the sun when the UV index is three or above (check the weather section in the daily papers). In Melbourne during winter we tend not to make it to three, however, prevention is better than cure, and using sunscreen should become as natural as brushing your teeth.

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faCt \ All skin types need a little help, even oily skin. If you do not like anything heavy, opt for gel-cream formulations.

Oils will clog your pores winter moisturisers

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faCt \ Oils nourish skin like no creams can. They are also easily absorbed and leave skin silky smooth.

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faCt \ You should be more concerned if you do not exfoliate during winter. The sloughing of the skin rejuvenates and renews cells, so you are actually helping new cells to permeate the skin. In order for your moisturisers to work effectively, you have to exfoliate your skin, but doing it every day is just silly. Beauty is commonsense.

Staying indoors and taking regular hot showers does wonders for your skin faCt \ Too much of a good thing is just bad. By going overboard, you are causing more problems than solutions. Staying indoors, although comforting, is bad as you are relying on moisture-draining heaters, so rug up in natural fibres rather than blasting the heater. Try to train your body to tolerate the heat. Hot showers and baths are evil to a certain extent. They dry and irritate your skin. Instead, indulge in warm, short showers and apply moisturiser while skin is still damp.

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here’s good reason Melissa “Missy” Morrison Higgins doesn’t need to hide any more. She’s in a good space right now. But that’s very different from a few years ago when she decided to retreat from the music industry, taking a quiet bow because life got heavy. After recording her second album On a Clear Night in 2007 and relocating to the US to promote it a year later, she had no plans to return to showbiz. Instead, she found herself solemnly riding the dark horse called depression – galloping to a halt when her life became a loaded question she couldn’t answer. The ARIA award-winning artist, who had achieved two No.1 albums and three top-10 singles all by the age of 24, was experiencing creative frustration. After hiding in the suburbs of inner-city Melbourne, Higgins sent an email to friends in America asking if anybody needed a house sitter or someone to feed their pets. “I needed to get out of my comfort zone,” she says. “My songs have always been inspired by observing the world and I just needed to fill my world again. I needed to immerse myself in a new environment. I went from LA to New York and back to LA and then to Brooklyn and ended up in Nashville making this album. I got to be in different environments and play new instruments. It’s the me that needed to be found.” Higgins, 28, is back. The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle is a strong body of work that could see her score another No.1 album this year. “I feel really relieved to have music back in my life and to feel inspired again,” Higgins says. “It was quite painful when I felt that I couldn’t write any more and that somehow music had abandoned me. In many ways, it was all I knew and how I identified myself. As soon as I got my inspiration back, I got really excited and relieved. The past year-and-a-half I have been itching to get back on the road, but before that all I wanted to do was step away.” Higgins grew up in Melbourne with her mother Margaret, father Christopher and older siblings, sister Nicola and brother David. She learnt piano as a child and still plays it during family lunches because it’s a family tradition. She boarded at Geelong Grammar School and when she wasn’t looking, her sister entered her song All For Believing in the Triple J Unearthed competition in 2001 when she was still in high school. She won. And soon after that she signed with Silverchair’s manager John Watson – their relationship is still intact. Then came the major label deal with Reprise/Eleven/Warner Bros; and after the “difficult” second album arrives there’s a new beginning. Personal struggles aside Higgins has never been one to wallow in self-pity. Outside of music, she is a keen activist and has been for years. She was involved in a PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) advertisement in 2005 showing the benefits of not eating meat, has tried to make her shows carbon neutral where possible and used money raised from her 2009 EP More Than This (another No.1 release) to go towards the Save The Kimberley cause in Western Australia. This year she’s chosen to come out swinging. In a promotional video, which has just been released for Animals Australia, Missy Higgins is roaming Edgar’s Mission, a farm sanctuary outside of Melbourne. She appears right at home nurturing hens and talks about the injustices of battery farming – a practice that is banned in the European Union but not in Australia. She’s a million miles from a stage, but Higgins has found a reason to fight for a cause that’s not just hers. What’s more, she’s not the first indie musician to be associated with the organisation – Kisschasy’s Darren Cordeux is a youth ambassador. Ending animal cruelty is a top priority for Higgins. After reading

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US author Jonathan Safran Foer’s book Eating Animals, she was appalled by the facts. It also led her to meeting Animals Australia’s Lyn White. “The book is about industrially farmed meat and how horrendous it is. It opened my eyes to the reality that the agriculture business is not what it used to be. The idea of the friendly cow farmer with the rolling grass paddocks is becoming rare. Farms are more like factories run by scientists. That book sparked my fascination but it focused on American farming,” Higgins says. After she read the book, Higgins sent a tweet asking her followers if anybody knew a local activist with similar interests. White’s name came up and Higgins found her website, made contact, the pair met over coffee at Federation Square and a friendship was struck. “I really like the way Lyn operates. Animals Australia starts at a place where everyone can agree. We all agree that hens don’t belong in battery cages. This is cruel and inhumane. They are not about shock tactics and throwing blood on people in fake fur jackets. They’re basically saying this is wrong and that’s enough,” Higgins says. Earlier this year, she appeared on the ABC’s Australian Story talking about White, a former policewoman, and how Higgins was drawn to an ordinary woman’s crusade to end animal cruelty. “When Lyn told me there were 12 million hens confined in tiny battery cages and they couldn’t even spread their wings, it made me want to cry,” says Higgins, who has been a vegetarian since her early 20s. “I thought if people knew that, they wouldn’t buy caged eggs. I got to cuddle these beautiful hens at Edgar’s Mission and see what they do naturally, which is digging in the dirt and poking their little beaks in the ground. They love being in the sun and dusting their wings with other birds. It is such an instinct for them, and we have robbed them of that instinct for our own benefit. Having a personal connection with those hens really drove it home for me.”

On canvas: Kate Tucker, Melody (you’re the only one who saves me). Acrylic on canvas © Kate Tucker 2012 Archibald Prize finalist 2012. (CourTesy of ArT GAllery of NsW)

Missy Higgins plays Her Majesty’s Theatre on June 16 (sold out) and 17. http://premier. ticketek. com.au

There’s a song on The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle that discusses government incompetence and it’s as close as we get to political repulsion on Higgins’ new album. “Hidden Ones really touches on the idea that governments need to show true leadership,” Higgins says. “I wrote that song in America and was reading about the news back home quite regularly. The Labor and Liberal parties were just bickering all the time. I thought this is so ridiculous. It’s just a circus. Nothing is getting done. Obama’s own bubble had burst and people realised he couldn’t make the changes they thought he was going to make. It inspired me to write a song about

taking matters into our own hands. We can’t rely on politicians to do these things for us. It’s a song about empowering the people.” She’s a long way from Nashville, where she recorded The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle with producer Brad Jones using Tibetan singing bowls, recording animal voices and adapting Moog synthesisers, but Higgins says it feels good to be home, to be reconnected to her land. “After living in LA a few years ago, I thought it would be where I would call home. That all changed when I craved coming back to Australia. I need to be around family and friends and they are the most important things in my life,” she says. Earlier this year, Higgins helped her housemate host a Mexican-themed 30th birthday party. As she tells the story, you can hear the happiness in her voice, the excitement of helping a mate celebrate a milestone. In their backyard sat a new fence, a blank canvas to the eye of an artist. Enter Kate Tucker, the friend who turned up with paint and created a fabulous Mexican mural. “I absolutely loved what she created and took a photo of it and sent it to my manager and said I want my album to look like this,” Higgins says. “That then led to Kate wanting to paint me for the Archibald Prize. In fact, long before we met she said she wanted to paint me for it. It was a dream of hers. I am a huge fan of her art, so I was all for it. I have a huge amount of respect for the way she conducts her life. She is a very honourable friend.” Tucker’s portrait titled Melody (you’re the only one who saves me) was a finalist in this year’s Archibald Prize. The title couldn’t be more apt to Higgins’ journey thus far. Melody didn’t just save Higgins, it showed her she’s still got the showbiz touch. \ Jane Rocca jrocca@theweeklyreview.com.au » The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle (eleven) is out now.

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Metropol Address \ 193 Burke Road, Glen Iris Building and interior design \ Glenvill Landscaping \ Glenvill Sales \ Head office, 9573 8393 Open \ Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, 1-5pm or by appointment »www.glenvill.com.au

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spacious main room leading to timber walk-in wardrobes. The en suite includes a freestanding bath on a podium of glass mosaic tiles, which also line the shower. The en suite has a porcelain-tiled floor and twin vanities set into stone benchtops. The children’s wing is set around a multipurpose room, including a study space and entertainment zone. There are three bedrooms (two with walk-in wardrobes), a linen closet, separate toilet and a porcelain-tiled bathroom with natural stone vanity top and semi-frameless glass shower screen. As with most display homes, there are many innovative top-end designer options, taking its base price of $539,300 to the high $800,000s. Boyd says most buyers would be around the mid-$700,000s. The Metropol generally attracts the professional families, he says, usually with a couple of children, looking to build in the inner suburbs. “Every home we build is different,” says Boyd. “We are a custom-design builder. Our clients are looking for a unique, individual home to suit just them, not another display home like the one down the road.

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Glenvill takes its clients’ budgets very seriously, Boyd says. “A lot of our clients have had difficult experiences with architects who are unable to work to their budget. We give people the complete package without the empty wallet.” In the residential housing sector since 1958, Glenvill offers a full service, including site development, design, town planning, documentation, structural engineering, construction, interior design and landscaping to a finished house. \ LIZ McLACHLAN lmclachlan@theweeklyreview.com.au

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There has been a long-term investment in the future of this house – and it shows, writes LIAM CARTER.

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xile on Saint Helena may not have been so bad for Napoleon if it were the leafy suburb north-west of Eltham rather than the remote windswept South Atlantic island where the diminutive emperor met his end in 1821. Napoleon, whose life and times are currently being retraced in the NGV’s much-anticipated winter masterpiece, would almost certainly have passed in his escape-proof lodgings on one of the world’s most isolated islands for the comforts of 22 McLaughlans Lane. This 18-month-old house is located among other stylish, contemporary residences in a freshly developed pocket of what was, until two years ago, rolling hectares of farmland. On the cusp of semi-rural Plenty and the more established St Helena, this property benefits from having the quiet of the country and the convenience of city at its doorstep. The highly regarded St Helena College is nearby, as is village shopping at St Helena Marketplace. Just off Diamond Creek Road, this property is also within an easy drive to the city or Melbourne’s west via the ring road. While the house is nominally a Metricon design, it has had so many additions and upgrades that it would be hard to find much else like it. Because the vendors always intended to stay here for good, they invested heavily in the long-term future of the house. They paid big dollars for extras you can’t even see, including extra insulation in the roof and concrete Hebel external wall panels, which, unlike the cheaper brick-veneer alternative, ensure the house is wonderfully insulated year round. The intention, of course, was to save on energy bills. But, thanks to the vendors stumbling across another opportunity they couldn’t refuse, these savings will be passed onto the property’s next owners. The buyers will also benefit from a highly functional floor plan and high-quality fittings and finishes. Take the main bedroom as a case in point. The street-facing bedroom connects seamlessly to a large en suite. It is fitted, somewhat lavishly, with a double shower with glass-tiled recess, CaesarStone twin vanities and separate toilet. The nearby dressing room is almost as large as an inner-city boutique. The other three bedrooms are zoned in a separate wing of the house. They all include built-in wardrobes and share a study/retreat area and a central bathroom with bath and a separate toilet. There is also a third powder room, which services the cinema room at the front of the house and the family hub at the back. The projector and screen can be purchased with the house or the cinema room could easily become a study. The centrepiece of the family hub is the slick and modern kitchen, which again is laden with added extras. The benches are granite, the cabinets are diamond-gloss

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Barry Plant, 9431 1222 22 Mclaughlans lane, Plenty Price: $750,000 – $825,000 Sale by Set Date: July 3 at 6pm Fast facts: Near-new house; lavish en suite; dressing room; cinema room; three powder rooms; study/ children’s retreat; designer kitchen with granite finishes and glossy cabinets; stainless steel appliances including British brands; butler’s pantry; large laundry; ducted heating; cooling; alarm; solar hot-water system with gas back-up; landsdcaped, low-maintenance gardens; indoor-outdoor entertaining; space for boat or caravan; 5000-litre water tank; close to shops.

PlEnty \ 16 kms from the CBD

“a grEat Floor Plan, with EvErything oF thE highESt quality anD nothing to Do.” kiM jarviE-PriDhaM – agEnt

laminate and the appliances, including the 900mm stove, are all stainless steel and from British brand Baumatic. The kitchen also impresses with what you can’t see at first. A sliding door reveals a large butler’s pantry complete with additional sink and granite finishes. It also leads out to the family-sized laundry, which, in turn, opens to a path down to the washing line, back shed and additional off-street parking, ideal for a boat or caravan. Amenity aside, the house looks its best from the central meals and living area. It has stylish glass light fittings and gleaming white tiles. Two sets of sliding glass doors lead to the wrap-around north-facing deck, which abuts a gorgeous low-maintenance gardens by Eltham landscaper John French. If this were the Saint Helena of Napoleon’s exile, it would be out here on one of the garden’s perfectly placed boulders that the emperor would stand, staring across the hilltops and pondering his escape. \ property@theweeklyreview.com.au jUne 13, 2012 \ The weekly review 15


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kangaroo ground In the photos, and even as you come up the long, bush driveway, this residence has the look and feel of a quaint country cottage. It’s not until you step inside that you realise this place is, at least in size, more akin to a country manor. The vendors built the house 22 years ago with more than enough room for their family to grow. No one draws the short straw when it comes to accommodation, as all four bedrooms are at least 22 square metres each. Even the family bathroom is palatial in size and style. Family and friends come together in the three distinct living areas. The front lounge and dining room is ideal for entertaining. Enjoy an afterdinner drink around the large brick fireplace in winter or, in warmer months, open the double doors to the wraparound verandah and take the party into the garden. In the kitchen, the old-world aesthetic is heightened with the majestic wood/electric oven, which, not long after installation was featured in Home Beautiful. Beyond the meals area is a rumpus, which although large, can be kept perfectly snug, thanks to a Coonara heater. The house, which is built from recycled bricks, is the perfect companion to the rambling 4.5-hectare block, which is part gardens, but mostly bush, running all the way up to Kangaroo Ground-St Andrews Road. \ liam carter

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mOrriSON KleemaN, 9431 2444 20 Dawson road Price: $1 million – $1.1 million expressions of interest: Closing June 20 at 6pm

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Imagine on a weekend being able to wander about 200 metres down the road to the historic Ivanhoe East Village. You could have a coffee in one of the cafés, or buy the paper to mull over out on the back deck of your new townhouse. You could pick up some fresh produce to cook in your stunning new kitchen, which has stone benches and Ilve appliances, and guests can enjoy their meal in the open-plan living hub. They can even stay the night upstairs in one of the two guest bedrooms, which are served by a slick central bathroom. This three-bedroom property is one of three new townhouses on the market. The other two are more modest with two bedrooms each and are for private sale. No.4 benefits not just from its more spacious floor plan and lower-level main bedroom, it also sits in the position at the end of the site, meaning it is further away from the traffic. This property also includes a secure one-car garage and security alarm. \ liam carter

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mileS real eState, 9459 5666 1/207 lower Plenty road Price: $590,000 – $650,000 auction: June 23 at 11am

It would be easy to see any buyer make this house a home. Built by the vendors four years ago for their growing family, it would just as easily suit empty-nesters as young professional couples. That’s because the house has a fresh and neutral look and ticks all the boxes. A Jetmaster fireplace in the lounge greets you as you step through the door. There is also a fourth bedroom right by the entrance, which would make the ideal home office. The large and light-filled main living hub is served by a big kitchen with Miele appliances and a CaesarStone island bench. Enjoy meals outside on the north-facing deck, which overlooks a paved courtyard and low-maintenance gardens. There is a powder room downstairs by the laundry. Accommodation is up top. Two bedrooms share a family bathroom. The main bedroom is sure to seal the deal; it has a walk-in wardrobe and a stunning resort-style en suite with double shower and spa. \ liam carter

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For the vendors, buying this property fulfilled a dream to finally live among the treetops. Having moved from London via a terrace in St Kilda, this Warrandyte hideaway also allowed an interior stylist and her family to get back in touch with Australia and the bush. That said, the cityscape rising above the canopy of trees that encases this weatherboard house is a reminder that the hustle and bustle is not too far from reach. With a stylist at the helm, this property presents beautifully. Moving from room to room is like walking through the pages of a magazine. Stripped back, though, the vendor

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Fletchers, 9430 1111 119 Kangaroo GroundWarrandyte road Price: $950,000 – $1.1 million auction: June 23 at 12.30pm

cannot take all the credit. The house was built seven years ago by an owner-builder. It was clearly designed to connect indoor living with out and the house with its bush surrounds. Large, irregular-shaped windows bring the main bedroom closer to the treetops, and downstairs in the stunning main living hub, glass doors lead to a wraparound verandah. An Alpine fireplace provides the focal point, and more than a touch of class. Cathedral ceilings crown a sitting area that is soaked in light streaming through the full-height windows. The timber kitchen is tucked away from the action but well positioned to look out to the large deck at the side of the house. \ liam carter

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980 Heidelberg Road (Cnr of Fairy Street), Ivanhoe ................................................................. Price: POA ................................................................. Sale by Negotiation .................................................................

9 Stringybark Road, Eltham South ................................................................. Price: $759,950 ................................................................. Private sale .................................................................

114 Franklin Street, Eltham ................................................................. Price: $450,000 - $520,000 ................................................................. Expressions of Interest by Tuesday July 3 .................................................................

Showcasing an exquisite blend of period features and tasteful updates, this striking art deco house is stunning in every respect. It is set on the corner of one of Ivanhoe´s most exclusive tree-lined streets (Fairy Street). Land 760sqm (approx). Let's eat lunch @ Rocket, 144 Upper Heidelberg Road Let's eat dinner @ Va Tutto, 226 Upper Heidelberg Road Let's drink coffee @ Zanetti, 132 Upper Heidelberg Road

Features an excellent family-friendly floor plan, fabulous outdoor entertainment precinct, a sparkling pool and a huge child-friendly rear yard. It all adds to the appeal of this secluded sanctuary in Eltham South. Let's eat lunch @ Lilies on Brougham, Brougham Street Let's eat dinner @ Ginger Garlic, 9/9 Dudley Steet Let's drink coffee @ Degani, 6 Luck Street

With more than a hint of Austin Powers, this spacious split-level family house presents a fabulous renovation opportunity in highly sought-after central Eltham. Huge potential and unbeatable convenience are here. Let's eat lunch @ Suagr Kube, Arcade, 972 Main Road Let's eat dinner @ Ginger Garlic, Indian, 9 Dudley Street Let's drink coffee @ Volumes Cafe, 70 Commercial Place jUne 13, 2012 \ The weekly review 17


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The longtime residents of No.8 have been in Viewbank for 46 years and seen all the major developments the suburb has undergone from the 1960s. From their front verandah, the original owners would often enjoy views of the horses trotting around the paddocks. Over the years, they remodelled the floor plan to accommodate their lifestyle and constantly updated the interior to reflect the changing times. The formal lounge and dining room has rose-coloured carpet. The large timber kitchen and casual meals area are nearby. Sliding doors from the lounge lead to the covered deck, which has views of the pool. There’s also plenty of lawn for the kids to play. The carpeted main bedroom has built-in wardrobes, while two other bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and timber floors. All three bedrooms share the family bathroom, which has a pale-purple bathtub. Other features include central heating and plenty of storage space. Viewbank College and Price Park are nearby. \ BIANCA VILLAROSA

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MILES REAL ESTATE, 9497 3222 8 Lorraine Parade Price: $530,000 – $560,000 Auction: June 16 at noon

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DARREN JONES, 9432 2544 1/19 Vermont Parade Price: $430,000 + Auction: June 16 at 12.30pm

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The first and only owner of this unit bought it new less than six years ago. Since then, the house has been maintained incredibly well and, despite sharing a block with another unit, still has a high level of privacy. It is set well away from the road and has a generous-sized outdoor area – rare when there’s more than one house on the block. It can be reached from the meals area, which is near the kitchen. There is plenty of cupboard space, granite benchtops and Blanco appliances. In the winter months, relax in the living area. A bedroom that has been set up as a study, is close by. Two other bedrooms are at the rear and both have built-in wardrobes. They share the family bathroom, which has a large shower and a white bathtub. This property also features block-out blinds, ducted heating and an alarm system. There is also internal access from the garage. Greensborough shopping centre and Greensborough College are within walking distance. \ BIANCA VILLAROSA

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Buckingham & Company Greensborough 9435 0999 3

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Barry Plant Bundoora 9467 5444 3

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1/30 Magnolia Road, Ivanhoe ................................................................. Price: $320,000 - $345,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday June 16 at 1pm .................................................................

15a Bungay Street, Watsonia ................................................................. Price: $360,000 + ................................................................. Auction Saturday June 16 at 1pm .................................................................

12 Grant Street, Watsonia North ................................................................. Price: $460,000 + ................................................................. Auction Saturday June 30 at 3pm .................................................................

Burst forward into a blue-chip position and be the proud new owner of this beautifully renovated apartment. A sensational opportunity for first-home buyers, investors and budding master chefs.

Minimal upkeep, a prime location that´s within strolling distance to shops, cafés and station and a solid investment opportunity are three solid reasons why this single-level unit is a standout opportunity. Let's eat lunch @ Citrus Tart Cafe, 2d Lambourn Road Let's eat dinner @ Watsonia RSL, 6 Morwell Avenue Let's drink coffee @ Cafe Pedro's Bar, 5 Watsonia Road

"Wow" is that feeling you get as you enter the modern open spaces of this stunning house. It has an open-plan living area, fireplace and updated timber kitchen. This is every first-home buyer's dream. A mustsee! Let's eat lunch @ Uni Sushi, University Hill Town Centre Let's eat dinner @ Peppercorn Thai, 81 Grimshaw Street Let's drink coffee @ Café Lucio, 35 Plenty Rd

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Just a stone’s throw from parklands, this Yallambie house has served the current owners well for 11 years. It has freshly painted walls, new bathrooms and an updated kitchen. A lot of work has also been put into the backyard and entertainment area, so there’s nothing left to do. Bi-fold doors from the family area lead to the paved and undercover entertainment area. There’s plenty of space for a barbecue and a spa bath. If the weather turns nasty, café-style blinds can be rolled down. A large laundry was converted into a play area for the kids, but can be transformed into a study if required. The carpeted lounge is at the entrance and steps up to the kitchen. It has Simpson stainless steel appliances and overlooks a dining area with a skylight. The carpeted main bedroom is at the front and has an en suite and a walk-in wardrobe. Two other bedrooms share a bathroom. The house is close to the Plenty River Trail, Montmorency Secondary College and shops. \ BIANCA VILLAROSA

postcode

3085

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BUCKINGHAM & CO, 9435 0999 21 Lowan Avenue Price: $430,000 + Auction: June 16 at 11am

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One of two new units on the block, this house, which comes with all the modern trimmings and quality fixtures and fittings has been completed recently. With no body corporate, it provides convenient and independent living. At the rear of the block, it’s safe and secure. Instantly appealing, it has gleaming blackwood floors and large windows. The white walls without cornices, a neutral colour scheme and sleek presentation heightens the contemporary feel. The open-plan lounge/dining area is at the entrance. It opens to a low-maintenance outdoors area. This means there’s more time to enjoy the cosmopolitan lifestyle of nearby Ivanhoe. The kitchen, overlooking the meals area, has CaesarStone benchtops, Fisher and Paykel stainless steel appliances and glass splashbacks. The main bedroom has taupe-coloured carpet and an en suite. Two other bedrooms share a bathroom. It’s not far from Northland shopping centre, La Trobe University and transport. \ BIANCA VILLAROSA

postcode

3081

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HOCKING STUART, 9499 5611 34b Griffiths Street Price: $460,000 – $500,000 Auction: June 23 at 11am

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13/23 Coate Ave 10 Riverbrae Crt

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34b Griffiths St

briar Hill 21 Pine Ave

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131 Cameron Pde 10 Botanic Crt 19 Havelock Ave 16 Bodkin Ave 56 david Cres

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7 Wilson St Fletchers 7 Arthur Streeton Plc Morrison Kleeman 17 Chapman St Barry Plant

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6 Batt St Morrison Kleeman 78 Merredin Circuit Morrison Kleeman

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2 eagle Crt 46 Maltravers Rd

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16 Fay St 114 Franklin St 28 Sweeneys Ln 9 Hill Mews 2 Serafini Crt

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7 Algona Crt Darren Jones 1/19 Vermont Pde Darren Jones 209 Plenty River dve Darren Jones 172 Plenty River dve Darren Jones 53 Alexandra St Darren Jones 7/83 Nell St Darren Jones 1-7 & 20-25 /68 diamond Creek Rd Morrison Kleeman 7 Sugar Gum Blvd Morrison Kleeman 10/68 diamond Creek Rd Morrison Kleeman 11/68 diamond Creek Rd Morrison Kleeman 18/68 diamond Creek Rd Morrison Kleeman 15 Frances Ave Barry Plant 2/54 Kempston St Barry Plant 4 Kariboo Gve Buckingham & Co

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8 Adecroft Crt 5/77 dalton St 8 Stamford Crt 8 Gumhill Crt 17 davies Rd 33 Moola Plc 3/87 Bible St

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38 Acheron Cres Buckingham & Co 13 Cambrian Crt Hocking Stuart Lot 2/82 Karingal dve Hocking Stuart

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HeidelberG HeiGHTs 2/39 Bamfield Rd 1-3/3 Mary Ave 1/57 Swanston St 17 Gotha St

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120 St elmo Rd 3/1 della Torre Cres 1/30 Magnolia Rd 5 Wallace St 3/997 Heidelberg Rd 5/3 Kenilworth Pde

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60 Oriel Rd 405/3 Kiernan Ave

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265 & 267 Lower Heidelberg Rd Miles 4/194 Lower Heidelberg Rd Jellis Craig

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50 Kirwana Gve 1 Wattle Ave 36 Calrossie Ave 168 Rattray Rd

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Darren Jones Morrison Kleeman Barry Plant

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Miles Buckingham & Co

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22 McLaughlans Ln 172 Mackelroy Rd 29 Haughton Pde 10 Victoria Ave 1/207 Lower Plenty Rd 96 Beverley Rd 149 Grandview Gve

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4 Clovelly Crt 8 Lorraine Pde 2/349 Lower Plenty Rd 33 Broadlea Cres 6 Lillian Crt 6 everglade Crt

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119 Kangaroo Ground-Warrandyte Rd Fletchers 9 Bradleys Ln Fletchers 8 Hodson Rd Morrison Kleeman

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Yallambie 21 Lowan Ave 35 Bimbadeen Cres

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ROSANNA 29 Haughton Parade GREAT EXPECTATIONS ON AN EXTENSIVE BLOCK A rare offering of such impressive proportions; this substantial, secluded property of 1457m2 (approx.) sets a splendid scene for future family lifestyle excellence in a sought-after position opposite Banyule Primary. This meticulouslymaintained residence offers perennial appeal superbly situated between massive front and rear gardens with enticing potential to further improve the living and the distant ranges views. Eminently comfortable in an established setting, this single-level clinker brick home includes three generous bedrooms with built-in robes, living room, dining area, open-plan family zone, well-appointed kitchen, two bathrooms, laundry/desk, ducted heating, evaporative cooling, polished floorboards, covered north-facing alfresco area, bungalow and remote-control DLUG.

Auction

Saturday 7th July at 2.00pm

Inspection

Sat 3.00pm-3.30pm

Land

1457m2 approx.

Contact

Helen Witchell 0413 741 158 Greg Taylor 0409 090 611

Office

9497 3222 | 9459 5666

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IVANHOE 120 St Elmo Road LOVE ENTERTAINING & A LITTLE LUXURY?! Luxuriously appointed and finished with a fabulous emphasis on indoor/outdoor entertaining, this stunning 3BR, 2 bathroom solid brick residence has undergone a complete, superior quality transformation for unsurpassed low-maintenance living seconds to cafĂŠs, shopping, parks, transport and hospitals. Offers auto garage, dining to deck, north-facing living, brilliant Smeg stone kitchen, heating/cooling, alarm, Spotted Gum floors, raintank and manageable private gardens.

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Auction

Saturday 7th July at 2.00pm

ESR

$700,000-$770,000

Inspection

Sat 12.00pm-12.30pm

Contact

James Davis 0405 687 817 Damien Carter 0438 850 166

Office

9497 3222 | 9459 5666

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EAGLEMONT 2 Eagle Court PRESTIGE LAND WITH VIEWS IN PARAMOUNT POSITION The height of opportunity that´s sure to let your imagination soar, capitalize on the massive block, city views and exclusive cul-de-sac position and build the home of your dreams (STCA). Existing 3BR classic is presented in livable order, while this huge 1322m2 allotment (approx) abutting Carlyle Jackson Lane lends itself perfectly to architect plans for a magnificent residence near Eaglemont Village, parks and schools.

Auction

Saturday 16th June at 2.00pm

Inspection

Thu 5.15pm-5.45pm, Sat 1.30pm-2.00pm

Land

1322m2 approx.

Contact

Peter Scott 0459 223 994 Damien Carter 0438 850 166

Office

9497 3222 | 9459 5666

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EAGLEMONT 46 Maltravers Road UNDER INSTRUCTIONS FROM THE STATE TRUSTEES Classic character, prime position. An air of established Eaglemont with its elite address and enviable Mount Eagle Estate position provides a distinguished edge to this English-style 3BR clinker brick residence standing on a 879m2 (approx) allotment with north-facing rear garden. Exceedingly comfortable with outstanding potential to renovate/extend or build a contemporary family masterpiece (STCA). Superbly situated close to schools, village shops and cafés, parklands, transport and freeway.

IVANHOE 3/1 Della Torre Crescent DISCOVER BEAUTY IN A BUSHLAND SETTING Far from the hustle and bustle yet close to boutique shopping, this exceptional 3BR townhouse is peacefully positioned amidst tranquil native bushland where all that´s to be seen and heard are birds and a babbling brook. Huge north-facing courtyard garden, reverse-cycle heating/cooling, auto DLUG, storeroom/cellar, living and dining, treetops balcony, kitchen with Fisher & Paykel dishwasher, bathroom, WCs. Perfect potential!

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Auction

Saturday 16th June at 11.00am

ESR

$1,050,000-$1,150,000

Inspection

Thu 2.30pm-3.00pm, Sat 10.30am-11am

Land

879m2 approx.

Contact

Helen Witchell 0413 741 158 Brad Pearce 0409 679 414

Office

9497 3222 | 9459 5666

Auction

Saturday 30th June at 11.00am

ESR

$540,00-$570,000

Inspection

Thu 3.30pm-4.00pm, Sat 12pm-12.30pm

Contact

Helen Witchell 0413 741 158 Damien Carter 0438 850 166

Office

9497 3222 | 9459 5666

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ROSANNA 10 Victoria Avenue HAPPY, HEALTHY, WEALTHY & WISE This large 4BR, 3 bathroom split-level residence with sweeping views is just metres to school and parklands while moments to shops and trains on a block that´s landscaped for low maintenance and high enjoyment. Featuring covered entertainment area, swimming pool, double carport, spacious family room, large living/dining area, well-equipped kitchen/meals, family laundry, heating, air-conditioning and ducted vacuum.

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Auction

Saturday 30th June at 1.00pm

ESR

$680,000-$720,000

Inspection

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

Land

679m2 approx.

Contact

Paul Carbone 0418 541 169 Brad Pearce 0409 679 414

Office

9497 5666 3222 | | 9459 9459 94975666 3222

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VIEWBANK 6 Oaktree Close STUNNING SIZE, STYLE & FAMILY SOPHISTICATION Substantial accommodation, superior quality and sought-after convenience in a coveted cul-de-sac highlight this spacious 5BR, 3 bathroom residence with Viewbank College zoning and easy access to parks and transport. Downstairs parents´ retreat, upstairs children´s wing with rumpus, 3 living rooms, gourmet Ilve/Miele kitchen/meals, covered alfresco entertaining, private north-facing garden, lowmaintenance landscaped block and remote-control 4-car garaging.

ROSANNA 1/207 Lower Plenty Road ANYTHING ELSE IS A COMPROMISE! Fabulously freestanding with a refined interior cocooned in complete quiet, quality and contemporary style; this stunning 4BR, 2 bathroom residence is designed and built to exacting standards for immediate indulgence in superb indoor/outdoor living and entertaining. Double-glazing, window shutters, ducted heating, evaporative cooling, vacuum, alarm, raintank, north-facing deck, Miele kitchen and remote-control DLUG. Moments to shops, parklands, schools and train.

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Auction

Saturday 16th June at 12.00pm

ESR

$770,000-$820,000

Inspection

Thu 2.30pm-3.00pm, Sat 11.30am-12pm

Contact

Brad Pearce 0409 679 414 Sue Lacey 0412 898 202

Office

9497 5666 3222 | | 9459 9459 94975666 3222

Auction

Saturday 23rd June at 11.00am

ESR

$590,000-$650,000

Inspection

Thu 12.30pm-1.00pm, Sat 12pm-12.30pm

Contact

Paul Carbone 0418 541 169 Brad Pearce 0409 679 414

Office

9497 5666 3222 | | 9459 9459 94975666 3222

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ALPHINGTON 13/23 Coate Avenue

Saturday 16th June at 2.00pm Thu 2.30pm-3.00pm, Sat 1.30pm-2.00pm

Contact

James Davis 0405 687 817 Peter Scott 0459 223 994

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9497 3222 | 9459 5666

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REQUIRE SOME RESTFUL RIVERSIDE LIVING? Down by the river where a stroll to the nearby Yarra´s banks is like a step back in time, this fabulous 2BR modern unit is the ideal low-maintenance lifestyle haven offering the best of both worlds. A manageable layout includes living/dining room, kitchen with dishwasher, central bathroom, reversecycle heating/cooling, sun-filled northerly courtyard and auto garage. Wander to cafés and trains.

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VIEWBANK 8 Lorraine Parade

VIEWBANK 4 Clovelly Court

PERFECT POSITION BETWEEN PARK & SCHOOL This delightful 3BR residence is superbly sited on an established 806m2 approx. allot. with pool. Offering covered alfresco deck, great views, living, dining, family/meals, solid timber kitchen, bath/powder rooms, garage with workshop and double carport.

PERFECTLY PRESENTED IN PARKLAND CUL-DE-SAC Attractive 3BR residence with immediately inviting family spaces both fresh and functional promote complete current-day comfort as there´s nothing further to do but settle in and savour the modern amenity near schools, shopping and transport. Land 669m2 approx.

Auction

Saturday 16th June at 12.00pm

ESR

$530,000-$560,000

Inspection

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

Contact

Sue Lacey 0412 898 202 Damien Carter 0438 850 166

Office

9497 3222 | 9459 5666

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Auction

Saturday 16th June at 11.00am

ESR

$500,000-$540,000

Inspection

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

Contact

Damien Carter 0438 850 166 Paul Carbone 0418 541 169

Office

9497 3222 | 9459 5666

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IVANHOE 1/30 Magnolia Road

VIEWBANK 2/349 Lower Plenty Road

BEAUTIFUL STYLE IN GLORIOUS FULL BLOOM! Beautifully renovated 1BR ground floor apartment. A sensational opportunity for first-home buyers and investors with covered parking, living/dining room, outstanding gourmet kitchen, new bathroom. Minutes to shops, cafés, parks, transport and hospitals.

SPACE, SECLUSION, SECURITY AND SERENITY! Peace, privacy and lifestyle perfection are paramount with this immaculate 3BR, 2 bathroom freestanding unit. Features beautiful living, casual dining to north-facing garden, kitchen with stainless steel appliances, alarm, ducted heating, air-con. and auto DLUG.

Auction

Saturday 16th June at 1.00pm

ESR

$320,000-$345,000

Inspection

Thu 3.30pm-4.00pm, Sat 12.30pm-1.00pm

Contact

Brad Pearce 0409 679 414 John Levingston 0410 978 144

Office

9497 9459 3222 5666 | 9459 9497 5666 3222

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For Sale ESR

$520,000-$570,000

Inspection

Thu 4.30pm-5.00pm, Sat 1.00pm-1.30pm

Contact

Greg Taylor 0409 090 611 John Levingston 0410 978 144

Office

9497 9459 3222 5666 | 9459 9497 5666 3222

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COMMERCIAL

MACLEOD 6 Iona Court

FAIRFIELD 168 Fulham Road

PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE APPEAL - IT’S ALL YOURS! This superbly-proportioned 3BR, 2 bathroom home is nestled on a 679m2 (approx) allotment. Presenting comfortably for immediate living/renting with potential to renovate or rebuild (STCA). Offers living (OFP), dining, kitchen, family meals and DLUG.

AS GOOD AS NEW! An immaculate warehouse of 490 sqm (approx) in a highly prized location. A unique opportunity for an owner-occupier or investor. Modern offices and air-conditioned throughout. Zoned Industrial 3.

For Sale ESR

$490,000-$535,000

Inspection

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

Contact

Peter Scott 0459 223 994

Office

9497 3222 | 9459 5666

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James Davis 0405 687 817

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Auction

Thursday 28th June at 3.00pm

Inspection

By Appointment

Contact

Damian Wilson 0414 339 733

Office

9497 3222 | 9459 5666

Paul Evans 0408 144 181


COMMERCIAL

IVANHOE EAST 265 & 267 Lower Heidelberg Road DOUBLE THE OPPORTUNITY - TWO SHOPS & DWELLINGS WITH UPSIDE! A unique chance to acquire this prominent site with enormous potential in the vibrant Ivanhoe East retail precinct. Shop 265 - securely leased shop with four bedroom dwelling returning $32,600 pa, plus GST. Shop 267 - shop and dwelling in good condition with scope to further enhance. The properties have a total land area of 520 sqm and are zoned Business 1. To be sold as one.

Auction

Friday 22nd June at 1.00pm

Inspection

By Appointment

Contact

Tim Mitchell 0417 339 986 Paul Evans 0408 144 181

Office

9497 3222 | 9459 5666

COMMERCIAL

HEIDELBERG WEST 126-128 Bamfield Road LARGE FACTORY IN AN EXCELLENT LOCATION! Wide frontage of 30 metres (approx) with re-development potential or an excellent facility for a manufacturing plant or storage. Currently partitioned to accommodate various facets of a business with very good offices at the front of the building. Building area of 1,300 sqm (approx) with land area of 1,858 sqm (approx). Zoned Industrial 3 with on-site parking and numerous other offices and lunchrooms.

Auction

Thursday 21st June at 3.00pm

Inspection

By Appointment

Contact

Tim Mitchell 0417 339 986 Paul Evans 0408 144 181

Office

9497 3222 | 9459 5666

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Eltham South 28 Sweeneys Lane Irresistible Elegance, Substance And Style Character, charm, a beautiful garden setting and sensational indoor and outdoor living spaces combine in this superb home to deliver a tranquil family oasis. Four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a refined study, two exceptionally large living areas and a spectacular conservatory complement an expansive entertainers deck overlooking lush, tranquil, established gardens. Set on over an acre it blends modern grandeur and a superb blue-ribbon address to ensure the ultimate family lifestyle. Expressions of Interest Closing Monday 16th July at 5:30pm (Unless Sold Prior)

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Expressions of Interest Inspect Thursday 2:30 - 3pm Saturday 3:30 - 4pm Contact Graham Morrison 0417 101 997 Contact Peter Kleeman 0419 002 103 Office 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431 2444 Web propertyinprofile.com.au/28sweeneys

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Greensborough Lots 1-7 and Lots 20-25/68 Diamond Creek Road RECEIVERS’ SALE A location just a short stroll from the lifestyle benefits of Greensborough Park and within an easy walk of the dining, shopping, transport and entertainment options of Greensborough underpins the end value of these two development opportunities to be sold with Council approved plans and planning permits. • Two separate land aggregations within the same complex, to be sold in two separate transactions • 7 allotments with access from Diamond Creek Road. 7 three bedroom + study, multi storey townhouses • 6 allotments with access from Pembroke Street. 6 three and four bedroom + study, multi storey townhouses • Contemporary design, targeting the owner occupier and investor Expressions Of Interest: Offers Close Monday 25th June at 6pm

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Expressions of Interest Contact Tony Duckworth 0417 564 787 Contact Scott Rawlings 0409 675 408 Office 2/86 Grimshaw St, Greensborough 9435 7666 Web morrisonkleeman.com.au

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Eltham 9 Hill Mews A Secluded Sanctuary of Sophisticated Style Just a few moments from the centre of Eltham and built to the highest possible standard, this brand new, striking residence features a range of first class finishes, fittings and elegant simplicity. Clever, intuitive design introduces a freeflowing floorplan that offers superb poolside indoor and outdoor living. With four bedrooms, (two offering ensuites), luxury family bathroom, Smeg equipped kitchen, butlers pantry, fitted laundry and a long list of every conceivable inclusion it provides an effortless and luxurious lifestyle. Expressions of Interest Closing Wednesday 27th June at 6pm (Unless Sold Prior)

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Private Sale Inspect Thursday 5:30 - 6pm Saturday 12:30 - 1pm Contact Graham Morrison 0417 101 997 Contact Peter Kleeman 0419 002 103 Office 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431 2444 Web propertyinprofile.com.au/9hill

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Kangaroo Ground 20 Dawson Road Exceptional Quality In Country Style This warm welcoming home offers absolute privacy and tranquility on 11 acres (approx) within a few minutes of Kangaroo Ground and easy reach of Hurstbridge. It offers country style interior delights of brick and slate flooring, timber dado and ceilings, deep cornice and ornate roses throughout four bedrooms, two bathrooms, three living areas and a timber kitchen. Stables, shedding, paddocks and stock grid are amongst many other assets of this property that offers an exceptional family friendly lifestyle. Expressions of Interest Closing Wednesday 20th June at 6pm (Unless Sold Prior)

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Expressions of Interest Inspect Saturday 2:30 - 3pm Contact Graham Morrison 0417 101 997 Contact Max Bevacqua 0408 002 488 Office 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431 2444 Web propertyinprofile.com.au/20dawson

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Greensborough 7 Sugar Gum Boulevard Consummate Quality In Stunning Spaces This contemporary home, backing on to a huge reserve, combines inspiring spaces, elaborate style and quality fixtures and fittings to set the benchmark in luxury living. Across three spacious levels it introduces five bedrooms including two with ensuites, four living areas, three of which sweep out to entertainers terraces, granite kitchen and two further bathrooms. With pool and spa, oversize garage, office, store room, workshop/hobby room and fitted laundry it will deliver a privileged lifestyle for a fortunate family.

Eltham / Greensborough / Doreen

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Saturday 16th June at 2pm Saturday 1:30 - 2pm In excess of $1,100,000 Leigh Maher 0400 663 599 Graham Morrison 0417 101 997 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431 2444 propertyinprofile.com.au/7sugar

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Diamond Creek 7 Arthur Streeton Place Family Living In Elegant Surrounds Abundant living spaces, low maintenance gardens and an expansive outdoor entertainment area deliver an effortless lifestyle in this elegant home that will please the most discerning of buyers.Offering four living areas, main bedroom with spa ensuite, two further bedrooms sharing a stone bathroom, updated kitchen, large study and hobby room. Flooded with natural light, and with a playground at the end of the court and numerous schools including St Helena College within walking distance, it will easily meet the demands of modern living. Expressions Of Interest: Offers Close Monday 18th June at 5pm

Lower Plenty 27 Alma Street Captivating Lifestyle And Location Sitting on 1207 m2 (approx) and within an easy walk of schools, the bus, parks, and Lower Plenty village this home envelops family and friends with its relaxing warmth and charm. Substantial living and entertaining areas, formal dining, kitchen with double oven and three bedrooms sharing a spa bathroom complement an expansive entertainers deck and a wonderfully large, easy care garden. A four car garage with workshop space and a two carports with store room will appeal to a caravan or boating enthusiast or a home based tradesman. Expressions Of Interest: Offers Close Monday 2nd July at 6pm

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Expressions of Interest Inspect Saturday 1:30 - 2pm Contact Rocco Montanaro 0412 379 171 Contact Casey Crump 0458 800 982 Office 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431 2444 Web propertyinprofile.com.au/7arthurstreeton

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Eltham 2 Serafini Court

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Stylish And Sophisticated Living This immaculate home offers luxury and first class finishes blended with stylish flair to deliver a life of absolute comfort and ease. Set in a quiet court in the preferred St Helena College zone, it enjoys a terraced rear yard complementing a relaxing paved undercover precinct, stunning Calacatta marble kitchen featuring Smeg appliances, formal and casual living, three bedrooms, study and two bathrooms. On an allotment of 770m2 (approx), and with a long list of inclusions it is sure to delight the most discerning buyer.

Warrandyte 8 Hodson Road Perfectly situated in a quiet street within walking distance of just about everything Warrandyte has to offer, this four bedroom home offering three living areas, two bathrooms, study, home office and pool provides sweeping spaces with poolside style.

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Private Sale Inspect Thursday 5 - 5:30pm and Saturday 2:30 - 3pm Price $769,950 Contact Tristan Messerle 0438 176 416 Office 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431 2444

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Saturday 23rd June at 12pm Saturday 11:30 - 12pm Tristan Messerle 0438 176 416 Sarah Pattison 0433 034 828 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431 2444 propertyinprofile.com.au/2serafini

Eltham 8 Adecroft Court Few homes offer so much space, flexibility and affordability as this peaceful and private family haven in the heart of the tightly held Woodridge Estate. Set on an allotment of 793sqm (approx) it offers three living areas, a choice of outdoor entertainment precincts, three bedrooms and three bathrooms.

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Saturday 11:30 - 12pm $500,000 - $550,000 Max Bevacqua 0408 002 488 Graham Morrison 0417 101 997 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431 2444

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Greensborough 11/68 Diamond Creek Road Receivers’ Sale - Delivering low maintenance townhouse living moments from the centre of Greensborough. Comprises 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and outdoor entertainment areas and provides an opportunity for owneroccupiers and investors alike.

Auction Inspect Contact Contact Office Web

Greensborough 18/68 Diamond Creek Road This townhouse residence delivers low-maintenance living over three levels. Moments from all the benefits of central Greensborough and with three separate outdoor areas it aims to impress owneroccupiers and investors alike.

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Within a short walk of the centre of Eltham, this striking three bedroom home offers sensational style and impressive proportions. Air-conditioned and centrally heated and with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two living areas, and a private designer courtyard it delivers relaxed, low maintenance living.

Saturday 23rd June at 12pm Saturday 11:30 - 12:30pm Tony Duckworth 0417 564 787 Scott Rawlings 0409 675 408 2/86 Grimshaw St, Greensborough 9435 7666 morrisonkleeman.com.au

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Saturday 23rd June at 12pm Saturday 11:30 - 12:30pm Tony Duckworth 0417 564 787 Scott Rawlings 0409 675 408 2/86 Grimshaw St, Greensborough 9435 7666 morrisonkleeman.com.au

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Greensborough 10/68 Diamond Creek Road Delivering low maintenance townhouse living moments from the centre of Greensborough. Comprises 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and outdoor entertainment areas and provides an opportunity for owner-occupiers and investors alike.

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DOREEN 78 Merredin Circuit This family home affords three living areas, gourmet kitchen and relaxing alfresco area in the child and pet friendly rear yard ensure an elegant, modern living environment close to parks & shops. Expressions Of Interst: Offers Close Tuesday 19th June at 5pm (Unless sold Prior)

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Expressions of Interest Inspect Saturday 1:30 - 2pm Price $499,950 Contact Dayne Kleeman 0419 504 576 Contact Max Bevacqua 0408 002 488 Office 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431 2444

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Doreen 6 Batt Street Set amidst landscaped surrounds this stylish home has been designed for effortless indoor-outdoor living. With four bedrooms, spa ensuite, very generously proportioned casual and formal living zones, wrap around outdoor precincts and a true alfresco it provides a low-key, low maintenance lifestyle.

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Montmorency 50 Kirwana Grove This four bedroom home on a 615m2 allotment (approx) provides the bonus of a separate office, a park just doors away and Eltham High and Bolton Street shops within an easy walk. Offered for the first time in 40 years it provides the new owners with a solid foundation to add their own style.

Eltham / Greensborough / Doreen

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MONTMORENCY 1 Wattle Avenue A Rare Treat! It´s not often a property comes along with such a complete set of compelling benefits! Character, position, potential and space are here in large doses and will inspire you! Situated on a corner block (960m2 approx), this charming weatherboard home comprises four bedrooms, two bathrooms, lounge (OFP), formal dining opening to outdoor decking and spa, spacious timber kitchen with family/meals area, plus a separate home office, workshop and single carport. Features of the residence include hydronic heating, cooling, slate flooring, plus a flat, clear back yard. Superbly positioned, just a few easy minutes walk to Montmorency shops, station and schools, it´s an ideal property for owner occupiers or possible development potential (STCA). 46 The weekly review \ jUne 13, 2012

Saturday 30th June at 11am INSPECT

Saturday 11:30 - 12pm Photo ID required

CONTACT

John Haley 0417 352 312 Aaron Yeats 0400 067 024 Eltham Office 9431 1222

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IVANHOE 5 Wallace Street Classic Californian Corner Set on the high side of the street, utilising a premium corner block is this Circa 1919 Californian Bungalow, located in the tightly-held Rockbeare precinct, within walking distance to schools, trains, shopping centre and parklands. Showcasing all of the hallmarks of the ‘Bungalow’ era including high ceilings, leadlight windows, feature fireplace and Baltic pine timber floors, living includes formal lounge with separate kitchen/dining boasting north-facing sun drenched highlight windows and perfect outdoor vistas. The main bedroom provides an en-suite & WIR, whilst the second bedroom (BIR) and third bedroom (OFP) are serviced by the second bathroom/laundry. Extras include GDH, alarm, lock up garage, plus separate secure parking.

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Aaron Silluzio 0414 422 299 Michael Tynan 0430 163 902 Ivanhoe Office 9499 7992

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BRIAR HILL 21 Pine Avenue A Wonderful Family Home! A beautiful blend of older charm with modern updating, on a large established block for the family to enjoy, or with the two street frontages, there is subdivision potential (STCA). The residence provides spacious living, stylish en-suite, lovely family bathroom, lounge with open fireplace, dining, modern timber kitchen, plus large family room with a treed outlook to the backyard pool or step out to the deck for alfresco entertaining. Features of the property include a separate games/home gym area, loads of storage/workshop space, ducted heating, ducted vacuum plus air-conditioning, all situated close to quality schools, shops and public transport.

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$620,000 - $680,000

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Saturday 1:30 - 2pm Photo ID required

CONTACT

John Gilbert 0418 365 954 Eltham Office 9431 1222

ELTHAM 8 Stamford Court Pizzazz! For The Entertainers! A home with plenty of style and warmth, this residence provides spacious living including lounge (OFP) and dining, fantastically bright and open kitchen, casual meals and family room, plus an adjoining large rumpus. The outdoor entertaining is magnificent, depending on the weather you have a choice of an enclosed timber deck, a more intimate private paved area adjoining the spa, or invite all around to embrace the wood fired pizza oven and substantial paved /decked outdoor alfresco, all set in a treed and peaceful surround. Features include ducted cooling, solar hot water service and water tank. A most inviting property you’ll want to call home!

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John Gilbert 0418 365 954 Eltham Office 9431 1222

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PLENTY 22 McLaughlans Lane Modern Perfection Contemporary and stylish, this striking 18-month-old residence has been finished to the highest quality, inside and out. Families and retirees will love the clever single-level floor plan and elegant interior. The six-star energy rated home features a modern stone kitchen, high ceilings and light and bright zoned living areas. There is extensive timber decking, attractive John French designed droughttolerant gardens and rear access for a boat or caravan. The property is set in the St Helena school zone, close to St Thomas Primary School, parks, St Helena Marketplace and the Metropolitan Ring Rd. There’s nothing to do, simply move in and enjoy!

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Tue 3rd July at 6pm (unless sold prior) PRICE GUIDE

$750,000 - $825,000

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Thur 2 - 2:30pm & Sat 1:30 - 2pm Photo ID required

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Kim Jarvie-Pridham 0412 237 123 Leigh Pridham 0412 470 040 Eltham Office 9431 1222

LOWER PLENTY 111 Old Eltham Road Golden Lower Plenty Address Nestled behind English hedging and beautifully landscaped gardens, this intriguing, stylish and sophisticated home offers a fabulously relaxed lifestyle for the astute purchaser. The lower level introduces study, main suite with walk-in robe and en-suite, formal living and dining plus casual living anchored by an open fire flowing out to an undercover outdoor entertaining domain overlooking a north-facing rear yard. Upstairs reveals a central retreat, bathroom and 3 large bedrooms. Features include a double garage, ducted heating and vacuum, split system air-conditioning and storage. Located only moments from the local shopping precinct, quality schools and some of the region´s best-regarded golf courses.

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$970,000 - $1,050,000

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Thur 5 - 5:30pm & Sat 3:15 - 3:45pm Photo ID required

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IVANHOE 3/997 Heidelberg Road

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Designer Town Living This oversized townhouse is brilliantly appointed and boasts large living areas with direct access to the private rear garden, kitchen (granite bench tops, Euro appliances and Herringbone parquetry floors), 3 fitted bedrooms (downstairs main with WIR and en-suite), an upstairs retreat / study area, powder room, gas heating, evap cooling, ducted vacuum, plus alarm system.

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$660,000 - $720,000

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Thursday 3:30 - 4pm & Saturday 11:45 - 12:15pm Photo ID required

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Aaron Silluzio 0414 422 299 Michael Tynan 0430 163 902

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Manhattan Style Meets Ivanhoe Chic Simply move straight into this modern apartment and enjoy 3 spacious bedrooms with BIRs (upstairs master with en-suite), open plan living and dining, modern granite kitchen (s/steel appliances and breakfast bar), separate full bathroom, Euro laundry, split system heating/cooling units, polished timber floors, new carpets, plus two secure basement car spaces.

Eltham Office 1022 Main Road T 9431 1222

Tue 10th July at 6pm (unless sold prior)

Tue 10th July at 6pm (unless sold prior) PRICE GUIDE

$630,000 - $675,000

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Thursday 4:15 - 4:45pm & Saturday 2:30 - 3pm Photo ID required

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Alex Morgan 0401 524 119 Aaron Silluzio 0414 422 299

Ivanhoe Office 115 Upper Heidelberg Road T 9499 7992

Rosanna Office 131 Lower Plenty Road T 9459 8111

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HEIDELBERG HEIGHTS 2/39 Bamfield Road

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Spacious Modern Townhouse with City Glimpses! Stylish, low maintenance and filled with light, this modern brick townhouse offers private alfresco spaces, a generous layout and rare city views from the top level. It features 3 bedrooms (master downstairs), kitchen (s/steel appliances & DW), lounge, bathroom on each floor, north facing courtyard with deck and garden, plus remote double garage & extra off street car park.

VIEWBANK 33 Broadlea Crescent

PRICE GUIDE

$470,000 - $530,000

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Thursday 4 - 4:30pm & Saturday 1 - 1:30pm Photo ID required

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Davide Lettieri 0414 018 707 Kieran Whaley 0410 587 072

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Affordable Potential on Generous Corner Block! Occupying a generous 671m2 (approx.) landholding, this charming 1960´s brick home offers a comfortable and liberal layout with the exciting scope for renovation, restoration and/or redevelopment (STCA). Features include 3 bedrooms (BIRs), bathroom (spa-bath), updated kitchen, meals area, huge living room, laundry, heating and cooling, plus vast garden areas.

Eltham Office 1022 Main Road T 9431 1222

Tue 10th July at 6pm (unless sold prior)

Tue 26th June at 6pm (unless sold prior) PRICE GUIDE

$430,000 - $490,000

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Thursday 12 - 12:30pm & Saturday 10:45 - 11:15am Photo ID required

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Davide Lettieri 0414 018 707 Kieran Whaley 0410 587 072

Ivanhoe Office 115 Upper Heidelberg Road T 9499 7992

Rosanna Office 131 Lower Plenty Road T 9459 8111

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ROSANNA 96 Beverley Road

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Saturday 23rd June at 12.30pm Thursday 4 - 4:30pm & Saturday 1 - 1:30pm Photo ID required

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Thomas Bechelli 0413 181 461

VIEWBANK 6 Lillian Court Luxury - Lifestyle - Location

Close to the edge of Banyule Flats Reserve and Yarra River, this well maintained home offers a lifestyle of space and quality and is designed for indoor/ outdoor alfresco entertaining. Gardens are private & the pool is big! Tue 26th June at 6pm (unless sold prior) INSPECT CONTACT

by appointment Photo ID required Michael Tynan 0430 163 902 Andrew Ryan 0419 685 555

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Peacefully positioned in a prime Alphington location, features include separate living and dining rooms, updated kitchen with meals area, full central bathroom, rumpus room, single car garage and well kept gardens.

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Rosanna Office 131 Lower Plenty Road T 9459 8111

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Doreen Office Shop 2, 101 Hazel Glen Drive T 9717 8801

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GREENSBOROUGH 15 Frances Avenue

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Fully Renovated in a Great Location Simply move in and start enjoying this fully renovated home with good-sized open plan living, polished hardwood floors, the modern comforts of split system air-conditioning and ducted heating, Coonara wood fire heater, main bedroom with en-suite, BIRs, double garage with workshop, single carport plus an outdoor covered entertaining area overlooking a flat backyard.

Tue 10th July at 6pm (unless sold prior) PRICE GUIDE

$460,000 - $520,000

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Thursday 4:15 - 4:45pm & Saturday 1:45 - 2:15pm Photo ID required

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Pina Kara 0415 911 437

ELTHAM 8 Gumhill Court Modern Family Home in a Highly Sought Location

Beautifully renovated home enjoying two large open plan living areas, huge flat backyard (plenty of room for those wanting a pool) backing onto a tranquil reserve, GDH, evap cooling plus two outdoor entertaining areas.

INSPECT CONTACT

$700,000 - $800,000 Saturday 11:15 - 11:45am Photo ID required Pina Kara 0415 911 437

Eltham Office 1022 Main Road T 9431 1222

Ivanhoe Office 115 Upper Heidelberg Road T 9499 7992

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Doreen Office Shop 2, 101 Hazel Glen Drive T 9717 8801

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HEIDELBERG HEIGHTS 3/3 Mary Avenue Up to $20,000 Government Grants Available to First Home Buyers

Nestled behind stylish fencing and magnificently designed with space and light in mind is this stunning, new two bedroom, single level townhouse built with quality finishes and no expense spared. Two sold, only one left! Hurry!

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Smartly updated home enjoying open plan living, generous bedrooms, updated kitchen and bathroom, heating, cooling, polished boards throughout, private paved courtyard plus carport. Close to all amenities.

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$469,000 Thur 2:45-3:15pm & Sat 12:45-1:15pm Photo ID required Aaron Silluzio 0414 422 299

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$330,000 - $360,000 Thur 5-5:30pm & Sat 10:45-11:15am Photo ID required Thomas Bechelli 0413 181 461

RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES FOR RENT RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES

H’BERG WEST 235 Oriel Rd Avail NOW $290PW 2 bedroom home with PFBs, living room with gas heating, kitchen with gas cooker, large rear yard and single car garage. Contact Di MACLEOD 9/105 Torbay St Avail June 4 $290PW 2 bedroom unit, BIRs, lounge, gas heater, kitchen, gas cooking, PFBs, A/C, laundry, courtyard & single garage. Contact Meaghan ROSANNA 28 Warren Rd Avail NOW $310PW 3 bedroom home opposite Viewbank College, bathroom, lounge, kitchen/meals area, D/H, double garage and shed. Contact Bill.D ELTHAM 3/1 Coolabah Dve Avail NOW $320PW Renovated 2 bedroom unit, BIRs, lounge, kitchen, bathroom, laundry & heating/cooling, carport & OSP. No Pets. Contact Bill.D GREENSBOROUGH 1/95 Nell St Avail NOW $320PW Lovely 3 bedroom unit with built in robes, modern kitchen & meals area, D/H, single garage and one parking space. Contact Jaclyn MACLEOD 2 Jennifer Crt Avail June 12 $350PW 3 bedroom home, robes, living, new A/C, kitchen, renov bathroom & laundry, 2 toilets, D/H, double carport & shed. Contact Meaghan DOREEN 4 Woodbridge Cres Avail NOW $350PW New 4 bedroom home, ensuite, robes, open plan kitchen, meals/ family, S/S appl, D/W, alarm and double garage. Contact Tamara ELTHAM 1113 Main Rd Avail NOW $360PW Well maintained 3 bedroom home, BIRs, kitchen/meals area, spacious living, gas heating, air conditioner & OSP. Contact Bill.D H’BERG HEIGHTS 22 Alfred St Avail June 19 $360PW 2 bedroom home, BIRs, lounge/dining, kitchen, electric cooking, 2 bathrooms, study, PFBs, D/H, deck and carport. Contact Joshua MERNDA 24 Dalziel Dve Avail NOW $360PW New 4 bedroom home, ensuite, BIRs, kitchen, S/S appl, D/W, meals/family, lounge, D/H, evap cooling & garage. Contact Tamara

Di Bryan 0400 911 005

Sarah Craigie 0409 945 774

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ELTHAM 92 Brougham St Avail NOW $365PW Freshly painted & new carpet 3 bedrooms, kitchen S/S appl, bathroom, living/meals, parking, heating & cooling. Contact Sarah ROSANNA 4/97 Rosanna Rd Avail June 18 $370PW Large 3 bedroom townhouse, huge lounge room, kitchen and meals area, D/H, gas cooking and double carport. Contact Jaclyn Avail NOW $375PW H’BERG HEIGHTS 2/71 Lloyd St 2 bedroom t/house, living/meals, kitchen, S/S appl, D/W, laundry, powder room plus 2 toilets, D/H & single garage. Contact Joshua WATSONIA 3/8-10 Powley Pde Avail June 25 $400PW 3 bedroom unit, robes, ensuite, PFBs, living, kitchen D/W, Euro appl., meals/family, laundry, D/H, A/C, alarm & garage. Contact Di ROSANNA 27 Brassey Ave Avail NOW $420PW 3 bedroom home, living, courtyard, kitchen, D/W, robes, bathroom, 2 toilets, PFBs, D/H and evap cooling, garage & carport. Contact Di VIEWBANK 9 Peakview Dve Avail June 12 $420PW 3 bedroom home, lounge, family/meals, kitchen gas appl, ensuite, robes, laundry, D/H, double garage and courtyard. Contact Bill.S ELTHAM 1149 Main Rd Avail NOW $430-$450PW Renovated 3 bedroom unit, D/H, living room, A/C, kitchen S/S appl, D/W, dining, laundry, c/yard & double garage. No Pets. Contact Di G’BOROUGH 10 Diamond Blvd Avail NOW $500PW 3 bedroom t/house, robes, ensuite, 2 living areas, kitchen/meals, S/ S appl, ducted vacuum, garage and single carport. Contact Sarah IVANHOE 1/1 Kenilworth Pde Avail June 15 $630PW Modern 3 bedroom apt, meals & living area, kitchen, s/s appl., BIRs, Euro laundry, garage & basement car space. Contact Zenya MACLEOD 4 Manor Green Avail NOW $800PW 5 bedrooms, kitchen, s/s appl, family/meals, open study, 2nd lounge with kitchen, D/H & cooling, alarm, garage. Contact Joshua

Meaghan Fennell 0401 019 859

Ivanhoe Office 115 Upper Heidelberg Road T 9499 7992

Jaclyn Pasquini 0412 249 576

Bill Sismanis 0401 241 070

Rosanna Office 131 Lower Plenty Road T 9459 8111

Bill Diamantopoulos 0431 401 720

COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES

HEIDELBERG 104 Mount St Avail NOW 60-400 sqm approx. office, D/H & cooling, parking, & kitchen. Avail 12-18 months. Figure is plus GST and outgoings. Contact Joshua RESEARCH 7/1625 Main Rd Avail NOW $17,000PA Factory/warehouse, 110 sqm approx. kitchen, 3 phase power, roller door, parking. Figure excludes GST & outgoings. Contact Joshua WATSONIA 2A Lambourn Rd Avail July 6 $18,000PA Office suite, approx 65 sqm, reception, storage, heating/cooling, OSP. Figure includes outgoings & excludes GST. Contact Joshua ELTHAM 9/950 Main Rd Avail Aug 20 $20,000PA 1st floor office, 80 sqm (approx), reception, meeting room, heating/ cooling, toilets, Figure excludes GST & outgoings. Contact Joshua ELTHAM 5/22 Bridge St Avail July 1 $21,600PA Factory approx 150 sqm, front office/reception, roller door, lunch room & alarm. Figure excludes GST & outgoings. Contact Joshua COLLINGWOOD 279 Wellington St Avail June 14 $24,000 PA Near Eastern Freeway. 180sqm approx. warehouse, ideal storage or workshop. Figure excludes GST and outgoings. Contact Joshua ELTHAM 5/10-18 Arthur St Avail NOW $24,000PA Retail shop 63sqm (approx), kitchenette/lunchroom area & ample parking. Figure excludes GST, includes outgoings. Contact Joshua Avail NOW $25,000PA H’BERG HEIGHTS 138A Bell St 120sqm approx. front ready for kitchen or office, outdoor area, cool room and OSP. Figure excludes GST & outgoings. Contact Joshua ELTHAM 1026 Main Rd Avail NOW $28,000PA Excellent 62sqm (approx) shop, PFBs, kitchenette, toilet facilities and OSP. Rental figure excludes GST & outgoings. Contact Joshua ELTHAM 1st Floor, 963 Main Rd Avail NOW $54,000PA Approx 250sqm office space, reception, board room, kitchen, parking. Rental figure excludes GST & outgoings. Contact Joshua

Joshua Franzi 0413 720 244

Doreen Office Shop 2, 101 Hazel Glen Drive T 9717 8801

Zenya Wertheim 0421 964 366

Tamara Essery 0437 011 495

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DIAMOND CREEK 17 Chapman Street New Home, Single Level, Short Walk to Transport.

Wanting to downsize but not compromise on quality then this lovely home has much to offer. Open plan living with attention to creating natural light with north facing living areas. Modern well appointed kitchen with Blanco appliances, Caeserstone bench tops & ample storage. All the bedrooms are spacious & main features walk in robes & full ensuite. Large deck at the rear ideal for relaxing on those quiet summer evenings or having a BBQ with friends.

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Be part of this semi rural community & enjoy the benefits of a country lifestyle with city conveniences. With a beautiful sprawling outlook across the paddocks & landscaped gardens. Spoil the family with three relaxing living areas, zoned bedroom accommodation & a huge alfresco deck. Add to this split system air conditioning & evap cooling, gourmet kitchen & a real trades person shed. Call today & appreciate this quality home.

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PRICE GUIDE PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

$490,000 - $540,000 Saturday 11.00 - 11.30am Photo ID required Robyn Johnson 0417 387 890 Peter Koiker 0418 382 959

PLENTY 172 Mackelroy Road Affordable Acres In Plenty. Approx 2 acres

Spread out and enjoy the space. A home with large bedrooms, study, rumpus room& a versatile outdoor entertaining area perfect for parties. Grassy paddocks great for sheep or ponies. Plenty Gorge Parklands are just a stroll, over 800 ha of bush & walking tracks. A short drive to suburbia, shopping & transport. Enjoy the best of both worlds here. Don´t miss it, call now. PRICE GUIDE INSPECT MELWAYS CONTACT

$630,000 - $670,000 Saturday 1.00 - 1.30pm Photo ID required 11 A5 Peter Koiker 0418 382 959 Robyn Johnson 0417 387 890

Diamond Creek 62c Main Hurstbridge Road T 9438 1133

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PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

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$1,000,000 - $1,100,000 Saturday 1.00 - 1.30pm Photo ID required 184 F6 Justin Booth 0417 034 369 Robyn Johnson 0417 387 890

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$1,200,000 - $1,300,000 by appointment Photo ID required Robyn Johnson 0417 387 890 Peter Koiker 0418 382 959

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auCtIon Saturday 16th June at 11.00am

Set high in a peaceful neighbourhood, this gorgeous home gets full marks for having it all... First class presentation, a modern relaxed layout with the casual living area linked seamlessly to fantastic undercover alfresco entertaining with party spa, great play areas for the kids, zoned bedrooms and a brilliant position just 2 doors from parklands that extend for miles with walking trails to Lower Plenty shops and Montmorency Secondary College. Features: Bright living/dining area, Open family/meals area with bi-fold doors, Modern kitchen, Master bedroom with WIR & stylish ensuite, Two zoned bedrooms plus study, Chic family bathroom, 2 split-system air-conditioners, Powered shed, Close to shops, schools & station.

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Quote $430,000 Plus Buyers Melway 20:H4 Land size 591m2 approx Contact David Oakley 0439 397 284 Stuart Buckingham 0411 743 336 Office 98 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999

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auCtIon Saturday 16th June at 12.00pm

Perched high on a 620sqm approx corner allotment resides this charming weatherboard, filled with endearing cottage-style character. An inviting verandah out front displaying scenic treetop vistas makes for a serene escape from the daily grind, while the homely interior, complete with an open fire to keep you cosy during the cold winter months, provides immediate comfort for first homebuyers, young families or downsizers. Walk to Were St shops, schools, train and bus stop. Features: Inviting fireside lounge/dining, Neat functional kitchen with dishwasher, 3 Good sized bedrooms plus study/nursery, Bathroom and laundry, Family room opening to entertaining deck, Low-maintenance rear garden, Long driveway for off street parking, Ducted heating, split-system air-conditioners, Handy to Monty shops, station and schools.

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$490,000 Plus Buyers 21:D5 Land size 617m2 approx Stuart Buckingham 0411 743 336 98 Grimshaw St, Greensborough 9435 0999


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auCtIon Saturday 16th June at 1.00pm

Minimal upkeep, a prime location that’s within strolling distance to shops, cafés and station and a solid investment opportunity are three solid reasons why this single-level unit presents as a standout opportunity for first homebuyers, astute investors and retirees. Set peacefully at the rear of a subdivided allotment, it’s immaculate, exudes a genuine sense of space to unwind and embrace guests and boasts an idyllic paved courtyard for firing up the barbeque on weekends. Features: Spacious lounge/dining, Solid timber kitchen with dishwasher, 3 Robed bedrooms, Family bathroom, separate toilet, Ducted heating, Evaporative cooling, Separate driveway, parking bay for 2 to 3 cars.

insPeCtiOn thursday 4.00 - 4.30pm saturday 12.30 - 1.00pm

Quote $360,000 Plus Buyers Melway 20:C2 Land size 412m2 approx Contact Scott Anderson 0412 855 775 Stuart Buckingham 0411 743 336 Office 98 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999

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8 Clara street

auCtIon Saturday 16th June at 2.00pm

On the market for the first time in 50 years, this gem is a treasure not to be ignored, given its immaculate condition and array of stand-out opportunities it presents for first home buyers, young families or investors. There’s exciting scope to update to your own taste, a generous backyard that lends itself to future extension (STCA), plus hardwood floorboards hidden under carpet and revitalized roof. An enviable location puts you within close proximity to shops, cafés, schools and train station. Features: Spacious L-shaped lounge/dining, Spotless kitchen with garden outlook, Three bedrooms, Central bathroom, Single garage/workshop & carport, Gazebo framed outdoor area, Gas heater, R/C air-conditioner.

insPeCtiOn thursday 6.00 - 6.30pm saturday 1.30 - 2.00pm

Quote Melway Contact Office Phone

$360,000 Plus Buyers 20:E6 Land size 621m2 approx Stuart Buckingham 0411 743 336 98 Grimshaw St, Greensborough 9435 0999

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17 davies drive

sale by tender Closing Tuesday 26th June at 6.00pm (Unless sold prior)

Defining an active, modern lifestyle, the stunning open plan living and uncluttered lines of the home’s single level layout boasts wide appeal and will suit a wide range of buyers, from professionals, to downsizers, to tradespeople. Rendered on the exterior, renovated on the interior to the highest standard with numerous eye catching features, this property provides a secure and private quality of life, all in a convenient location close to Eltham Village shopping, cafes, schools and transport. Features: Stylish open plan living/dining area; Designer Caesar stone kitchen with glass splashbacks; Shugg Styled Double Hung Sashless Windows; Solar Boosted Hot Water Service; Tandem carport +2 Car garage/woorkshop (10x6); Ducted heating & refrigerated cooling; New colourbond roof & rewiring. You better be quick, this one won’t last!

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38 acheron Crescent

insPeCtiOn saturday 1.00 - 1.30pm

sale by tender Closing Tuesday 10th July at 6.00pm (Unless sold prior)

The picture-perfect tranquil setting with countless varieties of birds, with a reserve behind you extending to parkland and playground, makes this a very special lifestyle environment that’s certain to lift a family’s spirit. You’ll find plenty of options outdoors to entertain and enjoy fun-filled days around the solar heated pool, while inside the tri-level home you’ve got all the modern space and comfort you need, taking in the glorious treed outlook. With amenities nearby, this is a chance for one lucky family to add a touch of natural magic to their lives. Will it be you? Features: Modernised family home, Generous living room with gas log fire, Updated s/s kitchen with family/meals area, 4 B/Rs or 3 B/Rs and a study, Master bedroom with WIR & ensuite Large under-cover entertaining deck, Extensive decking & BBQ area by the pool with safety fences, Ducted heating, evaporative cooling, alarm, ceiling fans, Auto double garage.

insPeCtiOn thursday 5.00 - 5.30pm saturday 11.00 - 11.30am

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Quote $590,000 Plus Buyers Melway 22:A5 Land size 884m2 approx Contact Doug Klueh 0438 844 132 Adam McWatters 0404 489 266 Office 1004 Main Road, Eltham Phone 9439 4022

Quote $490,000 Plus Buyers Melway 21:E2 Land size 707m2 approx Contact Sue Stone 0416 055 159 Stuart Buckingham 0411 743 336 Office 98 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999


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33 moola Place

sale by tender Closing Tuesday 10th July at 6.00pm (Unless sold prior)

A life of serenity awaits the new owner of this family home, quietly positioned in an exclusive cul-de-sac and set high on over a quarter of an acre, soaking in sweeping treetop views. Three living areas (one downstairs) highlight the home’s practicality for everyday living, while the separate selfcontained granny flat is the perfect abode for grandparents, independent teens or working from home. This is a wonderful place to raise a growing family, close to all amenities. Features: Separate formal lounge under cathedral ceilings, Open plan family/meals area & timber kitchen, Downstairs rumpus with external access, 4 Bedrooms (master with his BIR and her WIR), Two ensuites plus spa bathroom, Landscaped tiered garden with water feature , Return verandah, BBQ area, Storage/wine cellar, heating, cooling, Plenty of off street parking, Self contained Granny Flat.

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insPeCtiOn thursday 5.00 - 5.30pm saturday 1.00 - 1.30pm

80 Frensham road

Quote $580,000 Plus Buyers Melway 12:A12 Land size 1075m2 approx Contact David Oakley 0439 397 284 Scott Anderson 0412 855 775 Office 98 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999

auCtIon Saturday 30th June at 12.00pm

What a fantastic position to find such a promising first home, with sprawling parkland adjoining the property, where kids can play and adults can take leisurely walks along pathways that go for miles. You’ll find there are just as many bonuses to be seen inside with inviting open plan living, polished floorboards under the current floor coverings ready to be exposed and scope to stamp your own style later - Just minutes from every possible convenience, including shops, schools, kinder, buses and train station. Under instructions of the executors. Features: Open living, meals and bright kitchen, Three bedrooms with built in robes, Central bathroom with 2-way toilet, Ducted heating, evaporative cooling, Generous block with paved BBQ area, Double gates to carport.

insPeCtiOn thursday 5.00 - 5.30pm saturday 2.00 - 2.30pm

Quote $320,000 Plus Buyers Melway 20:E5 Land size 667m2 approx Contact Scott Anderson 0412 855 775 Stuart Buckingham 0411 743 336 Office 98 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999

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1-4/168 rattray road

PrIVate sale

The biggest and the best boutique development of 4 new stylish townhouses (approx 30squares) each, are just minutes from trendy cosmopolitan Montmorency Village shopping & café precinct, Train Station and Schools. Townhouses all feature: Bright open plan living areas, 3 bedrooms, master with ensuite & WIRs, study/ study nook, 9ft ceilings, two pack kitchens with stainless steel appliances, dishwashers, gas ducted heating, polished floorboards, entertaining decks or outdoor alfresco areas, quality fixture and fittings throughout. townhouse 1: Positioned at front of development with fantastic treetop views Suit $600,000 Plus Buyers townhouse 2: Pick of the bunch with north facing windows & treetop views Suit $ 600,000 Plus Buyers townhouse 3: Set up the back on the left hand side this will impress! Suit $580,000 Plus Buyers townhouse 4: Set up the back on the right hand side this captures privacy at it’s best Suit $580,000 Plus Buyers.

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4 Kariboo Grove

Although only minutes from Greensborough central you could be mistaken for being in the middle of a bushland setting. A great opportunity for 1st homebuyers to get started & reap the rewards of home ownership. Features: 3 B/Rs, formal lounge, hostess kitchen/meals, gas heating, air-conditioning, under house storage, off street parking, panoramic views, walking distance to local schools, walking tracks & bus stop, clear span area under home for future development.

PrIVate sale Quote $380,000 - $420,000 Melway 10:H10 Land size 580m2 approx Contact Adam McWatters 0404 489 266 Dennis Johnson 0419 338 571 Office 1004 Main Road, Eltham Phone 9439 4022 insPeCt saturday 11 - 11.30am

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insPeCtiOn thursday 4.00 - 4.30pm sunday 11.00 - 11.30am

3/87 bible street

Positioned in a premium location walking distance to Main Street’s pulsating shopping and café strip, schools, buses and train station, this neat townhouse with street frontage is a fabulous solution for the astute owner occupier or investor. Features: Open plan living/meals, kitchen with WIP, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, sep laundry with extra toilet & SLUG.

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Quote Starting from $580,000 Plus Buyers Melway 21:E6 Contact Scott Nugent 0438 054 993 Stuart Buckingham 0411 743 336 Office Cnr Were & Rattray Rd, Montmorency Phone 9434 6666

auCtIon Auction Quote Melway Contact

Saturday 23nd June at 12.00pm $290,000 Plus Buyers 21:K6 Dennis Johnson 0419 338 571 Stuart Buckingham 0411 743 336 Office 98 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999 insPeCtiOn saturday 12.00 - 12.30pm


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LI NE ST W IN G

barryplant.com.au

WATSONIA NORTH 14 Gerrard Street

INSPECT

Thursday 6.00-6.30pm Saturday 11.00-11.30am Photo ID required

CONTACT

Michael Egan 0409 416 546

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LI NE ST W IN G

Just Move In and Enjoy! Holding a commanding position amongst meticulously kept gardens, with parks and transport at your fingertips, this impressive home is fully improved and waiting for you. A host of quality extras includes ducted heating, split systems, alarm, double carport and huge shed/workshop truly providing the perfect package for any astute buyer. Inspection is a must!

4 30th June at 11.00am

BUNDOORA 131 Cameron Parade The Perfect Start! Ideally boasting a location just a short walk to Watsonia North Primary, Loyola College, parklands plus offering easy access to Watsonia train station and Greensborough Plaza will surely put this property in high demand.Being just moments from local amenities make this property the ideal first home or investment, enquire today!

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3 30th June at 12.00pm INSPECT

Thursday 6.00-6.30pm Saturday 12.00-12.30pm Photo ID required

CONTACT

1 1 1

Michael Egan 0409 416 546

Your red carpet experience 1300 REAL ESTATE


LI NE ST W IN G

barryplant.com.au

WATSONIA 6 Lambourn Road

INSPECT

Wednesday 6.00-6.30pm Saturday 11.00-11.30am Photo ID required

CONTACT

Michael Traikos 0413 416 546

2 1 2

LI NE ST W IN G

Developers take note - Superb Location In absolutely prime position and literally only a stone´s throw to vibrant Watsonia shopping strip and Watsonia station this home on huge parcel of land 738m2 (approx) is prime for development. In the heart of it all, Who will realise the full potential here?

3 30th June at 11.00am

BUNDOORA 10 Botanic Court ´A Gem in Jennings´ Looking for a great home in the perfect location? Than look no further than this beauty in the Jennings Estate. Renowned for its superb location with easy access to Latrobe Uni and Plenty Rd Trams, this home offers a great opportunity for first home buyers and investors. Don´t hesitate and miss out on this absolute gem. Inspect today!

Bundoora 4 / 1177 Plenty Road T 9467 5444

3 30th June at 2.00pm INSPECT

Wednesday 6.00-6.30pm Saturday 1.00-1.30pm Photo ID required

CONTACT

Sammy Gazzo 0425 863 378

1 1 2

Your red carpet experience 1300 REAL ESTATE

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LI NE ST W IN G

barryplant.com.au

WATSONIA NORTH 30 Middleton Street

INSPECT

Wednesday 7.00-7.30pm Saturday 1.00-1.30pm Photo ID required

CONTACT

Michael Traikos 0413 657 314

1 1 2

LI NE ST W IN G

"What a Lifestyle!" This loved and cherished home is being offered for the first time which speaks volumes for the location with all you need close by. Boasting it all with large separate living areas and all the extras you would expect from original home owners. Spoil yourself - incredible lifestyle here - 1st home buyers delight.

3 30th June at 1.00pm

WATSONIA NORTH 12 Grant Street The WOW Factor! “WOW” is that feeling you get as you enter the modern open spaces of this stunning home. Within walking distance to schools, shops and Watsonia Station this stunning home is every first home buyers dream - A must see!

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3 30th June at 3.00pm INSPECT

Thursday 6.00-6.30pm Saturday 3.00-3.30pm Photo ID required

CONTACT

Michael Traikos 0413 657 314

1 1 3

Your red carpet experience 1300 REAL ESTATE


barryplant.com.au

WATSONIA NORTH 21 Gillingham Street Entertainers Delight! This perfectly elevated home with landscaped gardens create a impressive street façade. A truly great find in a location offering easy access to public transport, schools and all your fine amenities has to offer. Entertainers this will surely delight - simply see it!!

BUNDOORA 19 Havelock Avenue Lock It In!! Fully renovated and only meters to Plenty Rd tram, what more could you want?! Conveniently set just a short walk to trams, bus, schools and parklands, this fully updated home is sure to excite the senses, an inspection here will surely delight. Don´t hesitate, inspect today!

Bundoora 4 / 1177 Plenty Road T 9467 5444

4 19th June 2012 at 6:00pm (unless sold prior) PRICE GUIDE

$465,000 - $495,000

INSPECT

Contact Agent Photo ID required

CONTACT

Michael Traikos 0413 657 314

2 2 2

3 Saturday 23rd June at 12pm INSPECT

Thursday 7-7:30pm Saturday 12-12:30pm Photo ID required

CONTACT

Michael Egan 0409 416 546

1 1 1

Your red carpet experience 1300 REAL ESTATE

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barryplant.com.au

BUNDOORA 16 Bodkin Avenue Stylish home in Quality location! This superb home offers absolute quality throughout. The open versatile floor plan allows modern living enabling the perfect lifestyle with 3 living areas, 3 bathrooms & toilets, 4 bedrooms, this home truly offers it all. See it!

BUNDOORA 56 David Crescent Refreshed family home, excellent position Enjoy a wonderfully private aspect with this single level home offering a relaxed family lifestyle close to necessities. The design allows for a wealth of internal living boasting a flexible floorplan and outdoor entertaining. Recently refreshed with timber floors.

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4 Saturday 23rd June at 1pm INSPECT

Saturday 2nd June 2:00-2:30pm Photo ID required

CONTACT

Michael Traikos 0413 657 314

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4 Saturday 23rd June at 2pm INSPECT

Thursday 6-6:30pm Saturday 2-2:30pm Photo ID required

CONTACT

Loretta Khoo 0437 751 641

2 2 1

Your red carpet experience 1300 REAL ESTATE


Viewbank 6 Everglade Court Spectacularly crafted Family masterpiece Basking in a glorious northern light, this elegant home captures immediate attention with its stately facade and elevated positioning. It’s nestled at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac and is in close proximity to necessities including several majestic nature reserves that surround the area. Providing a characteristic flow, the captivating interiors feature a lounge/dining, meals/family room, outdoor entertaining and an open kitchen.

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Saturday 23rd June at 2pm View Thurs 3-3.30pm & Sat 11-11.30am Frank Perri 0414 680 483 Ray White Manningham 5/259 Blackburn Road 8841 2000 raywhitemanningham.com

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