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ur nation’s politicians have failed us again, and because we are so fortunate to live in such a wonderful it is a failure of their own, cynical making. country. That’s why shadow treasurer Joe Hockey’s Every time I write on the tragedy of father wanted to come here. That’s why my grandfather asylum-seeker deaths, and I have done so now for came here. Back then they came because they made the more than a decade, I write in tears at the ideological perfectly reasonable assessment that this was a better intransigence of the main parties, at the cynical public place to make a future, raise their children, but that manipulation of the issue, at the refusal of so many to logic won’t necessarily get you into Australia these days. accept that mass people movements are a global Despite the tears – real grief and emotion that and unstoppable reality that requires realism simply engulfed some members of the lower Asylum and compassion. house – the politics that are now so firmly seekers will There were also tears in Federal Parliament wedged into any discussion of refugees could last week, as our representatives again tried not be removed. At the time of writing, always be to find a “solution” for unexpected arrivals. Parliament had voted for a compromise deal with us And by “solution” I of course mean not a that would re-open the processing centre on permanent policy that treats desperate people Nauru, and would re-introduce the people-swap with human kindness, and dangerous people with deal with Malaysia that Prime Minister Julia Gillard stern consequences. No, I mean a bit of a policy fig leaf brokered last year. But the bill looks set to be defeated that will play well to marginal electorates as appearing in the Senate because the Greens will not agree to tough on what some call illegal arrivals (they are not: offshore processing. anyone has the right to turn up anywhere and seek I can see the Greens’ point about Australia needing asylum if they fear persecution), will give an appearance to accept its responsibility to process those who make it of “stopping the boats (it will not: the boats are to our waters, and it is probably the only elevated moral travelling all around the world and will keep doing so), position in a discussion hopelessly mired in political and will make this problem anyone’s but ours. expediency. But when desperate people continue to pay And of course, it will not. Australia will always be an smugglers and climb on board leaky vessels and die at attractive destination – that’s the “pull” factor, folks – sea, even within view and reach of those who might save

them, their moral purity is starting to look like blind stubbornness. I would not want to be Greens leader Christine Milne if, God forbid, there is another boat sinking some time soon. I, like so many others, am despairing because I fear there will be. Asylum seekers will always be with us: they will “keep coming”, as they do to every Western country with a decent quality of life. We have no choice, particularly as a nation of immigrants, to accept that reality and to treat fair-minded, persecuted people well and find them a place in our society; and to treat those who are criminals or dangerous or liars with a firm hand and work with the region to send them back. It means our politicians have to talk more about opening doors and unlocking detention centres, where so many are so unreasonably held, and have the guts to look voters in the eye when they do so. Our leaders won’t, of course. For when their eyes are not filled with tears, they are blinded and blinkered by raw, selfish politics. \

Virginia Trioli is on leave from presenting ABC News Breakfast.

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“Set your faces to stunned,” said a reporter before screening Eva Lazzaro’s 2012 Tropfest entry. ANDREW McUTCHEN finds out why.

There’s an interesting irony about child actors. Everybody sees them as permanently young in their minds, while in reality they have grown up on TV and movie sets with adults and often feel they’ve “skipped” their own childhood. Lazzaro, whose first role was on Blue Heelers when she was seven, fits the child-actor profile, but there is no tears or nostalgia for “something lost”. “I’ve always been better at socialising with adults than with people my own age,” Lazzaro, the eldest of five kids, says. Her heroes are a mix of both. On the one hand Julianne Moore, the consummate actor’s actor, is named, but so is 22-year-old Australian Mia Wasikowska, whose worryingly perfect performance in season one of HBO series In Treatment reset the bar for Lazzaro. “I loved her in Gus Van Sant’s Restless too. She sticks out for me as remarkable: really, truly remarkable.” In Treatment stars Irish actor Gabriel Byrne, who Lazarro coincidentally worked with in Jindabyne. If only she’d known at the time. “I was on set with so many amazing actors like Gabriel, Laura Linney, but being nine, I didn’t know who any of them were!” Lazzaro’s urge to be under lights was in-built. Rather than pushing her towards show business, her “not at all artsy” parents initially felt “ambivalent” about her career choice but have come around and realised “it’s my thing, it works for me and the person I am. Sometimes I’m a little bit too driven.”

Young & restless This uncommon mix of talent and tenacity is probably why Lazzaro is being touted as a star. Reporter Renee Brack describes Lazzaro as “incredible”, and prefaces an online interview by warning “set your faces to stunned”. Asked bluntly if Lazzaro aims to make a career in film, she says, after waiting a beat, “Yes. Yes I do. “I was afraid to say that I wanted to work in the film industry because it’s so competitive and it’s not the kind of career where you get a job, and then get rehired,” Lazzaro says, admitting that her flair for debating seemed to point in the opposite direction to law. But her role as troubled teen Gigi Kovac on the Showcase Network’s Tangle, a series about blended families and how they can “twist you into knots”, gave her the confidence to believe in herself. “The people I work with on Tangle are inspiring. From Justine Clarke (Love My Way), to Blake Davis (The Slap) and Kat Stewart (Underbelly), I have mentors all around me.” Her acting is likely to come to your attention first, after she’s finished year 12, that is, but her filmmaking is worth looking out for. Last year, at 16, she wrote and directed a short film about miscarriage called Alice’s Baby. It’s a heavy, poignant and patient first effort that was a finalist at Tropfest 2012.

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“i was with so many amazing actors ... but i didn’t know who any of them were!” “[Miscarriage is] a subject that many people have experienced but that’s not often discussed. The film was the first thing I’d ever done, so having that kind of success really early in the piece was pretty exciting.” Lazarro was not only the youngest ever filmmaker to make the finals, she was the youngest director too. When it comes to TV, Lazzaro is a fan of local produce – she mentions world-class series The Slap and her own three-season Showcase staple Tangle again – and the format in general. “There’s some really exciting television coming from Australia,” she says. “Everybody should be excited about what’s coming up in the next 10 or 15 years because I think it looks hopeful at the moment, definitely.” \ amcutchen@theweeklyreview.com.au we welcome your feedback @ www.theweeklyreview.com.au/cover-story

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PROFILE \ Looking for Alibrandi catapulted one of its stars into the public eye and won her an AFI best actress award. Now she’s home, writes SARAH MARINOS.

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t’s been 10 years since Pia Miranda lived in Melbourne and in drama before switching to Victoria University and a degree she’s making the most of being back in her home town. in performance studies. But acting wasn’t always part of the Miranda settled in Yarraville with two-year-old daughter career plan as Miranda studied ballet for 15 years. Lily and husband Luke Hanigan last year and she’s revelling “I started ballet at two and was really serious about it until in being surrounded by her Italian-Australian family and old I turned 17. A friend who I trained with is in the Australian school friends. Ballet now and I think there was a level of dedication and Last week Miranda and her family headed to Puffing Billy discipline she had that I just didn’t have,” says Miranda. – Lily’s first trip. Lake Mountain is on the cards in the next “At 17, I think I burnt out. So I stopped ballet and started month. “I’m just enjoying hanging out with family and friends taking acting classes. I was, and still am, obsessed with old and shopping, and it’s nice to have a winter, too,” she says. movies and musicals – Gone With the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, “Having Lily brought me back home. I wanted to be near my Casablanca. I loved old Hollywood and when I stopped dancing family, to have some space – and some babysitting from the I discovered acting.” grandparents. I felt I’d been away for so long.” Miranda graduated in 1996 and it was three years before she The family has settled into a routine, with Miranda got her first paid acting role in Neighbours. taking on acting and voice-over roles and Hanigan “My husband laughs at me because he says every LA was working in the music industry. Hanigan met place we drive past in Melbourne, I’ll say, ‘I worked never Miranda in 2000 when he was singer and guitarist there’,” she says. “I waitressed for a few years with Aussie pop-rock band Lo-Tel. and worked at Redheads nightclub. I also folded going to be “Both industries – music and acting – are filled cardigans at Saba in Toorak Road and worked at forever with highs and lows, having money, having no Mount Hotham and Mount Bulla in the ski season. I money and with being rejected or being lauded,” says had moments when I thought ‘what have I done?’ I still Miranda, a youthful-looking 39. do, and I think every actor does. But I didn’t mind starting The couple met when Miranda was in a film clip for at the bottom.” Hanigan’s band. They eloped and married in the Elvis Chapel in A role in Neighbours as Karen Oldman was the start of Las Vegas just four months later. regular gigs, although Miranda giggles when she remembers “But we couldn’t afford to have the Elvis celebrant, so we had her first day on Ramsay Street. “The first person I met was the a celebrant called Juan who had ‘love’ and ‘hate’ tattooed on actor Todd MacDonald, who was sitting on the couch in the his knuckles. It was just Luke and I, some plastic flowers and a green room. I was so nervous and as I bent over to shake his biker who was our witness,” recalls Miranda. “Afterwards we hand I stumbled and a tampon fell out of my bag and into his had Mexican food, drank cheap Champagne and watched Jerry lap. He was very cool about it,” she says. Springer on late-night TV. It was perfect. I’d dreamed of getting In 2000, Miranda won an AFI award for her portrayal of married in Vegas. Luckily, my sister had the big, white wedding Josephine Alibrandi in Looking for Alibrandi. She says working so my parents were fine with me going to Vegas instead.” with the cast and crew remains one of her most rewarding Miranda was raised in East Malvern and, after graduating acting experiences. “It was a little scary too,” she says. “After from Sacre Coeur, spent a year at La Trobe University majoring Alibrandi I remember people in the street looking at me and I

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kept thinking ‘what are they looking at? Is it my outfit?’.” Miranda then studied acting in New York and LA. But she says LA was never going to be home. “I don’t really understand the place. I found it quite toxic and I didn’t get the people and I didn’t feel I looked the part,” she says frankly. “I didn’t want to sit there for 10 years waitressing and waiting for a gig on CSI.” So she returned to Australia and settled in Sydney, where her older sister was then living. Not long after that, she met Hanigan and they remained in Sydney but after Lily’s arrival in March 2010, Miranda’s thoughts turned to home. Along with the voice-over work, she has filmed a movie Goddess, out later this year, with Magda Szubanski, Ronan Keating and Natalie Tran. Miranda is also an ambassador for Dry July and will stay off alcohol during the month to raise funds to improve facilities for cancer patients at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. “I’ve had friends and family members who’ve been through chemotherapy and I know how hard and lonely it can be,” she says. “I love a glass of red wine in winter, although I’m not one to get drunk. Three glasses of wine is a massive night for me. In July, I’ll be doing hot chocolate instead.” Miranda says life has definitely mellowed since the arrival of Lily. “I guess you become a little less career-focused. Every time I make a decision now I have her in mind. I never thought I’d spend a whole day at home in my tracksuit or hanging around parks, but those days are really special. “Lily’s a bit of a tomboy and she also loves music. She has a little marching band and Luke plays the guitar, I have to play her toy drums and Lily plays the harmonica and we march up and down the hallway for hours. She’s taught me to slow down, and I feel grateful every day when I wake and she’s there.” \ smarinos@theweeklyreview.com.au » See www.dryjuly.com and go to supporters and then ambassadors to sponsor Pia Miranda. jUly 4, 2012 \ The weekly review 9


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Mike Willesee

is talking about silence, if that’s not a contradiction in terms. It’s the silence Willesee used to such stunning effect on television in the 1970s when he was the undoubted king of the interview, and scungey dirtbag crooks – and often politicians, too – would quiver as this baby-faced interrogator would just sit there and stare at them. Back in my living room in the 1970s, dreaming of asking people questions myself one day, I thought this guy was the bomb. He’d look at these poor berks with his big puppy-dog eyes as they blathered away to fill the gaps. And all they had to do was say: “What was the question?” “It’s been important, but it wasn’t a deliberate strategy, it was a natural thing,” Willessee says of silence as an interviewing tool. “I try to be natural. A good interview for me is when I forget my notes because it’s going well … I think the first time it happened was when an interviewee told me something I couldn’t believe. And you’re not allowed to say ‘bullshit’. And you can’t be demonstrative. So I just looked. “I remember the first time. It was a very nasty type of crook. He started an insurance company and scammed all the money so people thought they had their houses and cars and goods insured. And they weren’t because he was taking all the money and he bankrupted the company. ‘Sorry, didn’t work’. Then he did it a second time and got away with it, stole the money, a real nasty piece of work. “I heard he was starting a third insurance company. So I got him in and set up the whole case. ‘You did this once, hurt all these people, you want to do it again? Do you plan to rip all these people off?’ Or something like that. He answered almost rudely – ‘Everyone’s entitled to failure and another chance’. “I was just so angry with him I just looked at him, and he froze. So I let him sit there. And it was slam dunk. And I said, ‘I think it’s best that you don’t start this third company’. And he said, ‘I won’t’. He fell down. It wasn’t a strategy, it was an honest reaction from me.” People are scared of silence. “Yes. People like to fill it in.” Why? “I don’t know, but the number of times I did go to silence, the interviewee would add something, usually to their detriment.” I’m sitting with Willesee at the Sydney offices of Channel Seven’s Sunday Night program, which he has joined, kicking off in March with a sit-down with the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard. He has been a long time away from our screens. Why come back now? “I had a couple of down years with surgeries,” Willesee says. ‘There were a number of injuries, which resulted in a hip implant. That went wrong and collapsed, and that was a worse surgical experience than the first one. It collapsed again and I had it done again. The rehab time after each one was difficult and repetitive. It was like an imposed pause in my life.” The trouble with the hip began two years ago. “It was a difficult time, couldn’t get going, couldn’t do much, couldn’t drive for a while, went to the pool for rehab. Did that four times. “Coming out of it I thought ‘This is a chance to examine where I’m at and what I want to do’. And I started taking some notes for an autobiography. I was getting quite excited about all the stories. And there were so many stories, I thought ‘Wow’. I was almost entertaining myself by bringing up these memories. Then it occurred to me that I enjoyed being on location so much there’s nothing stopping me going back. So that was it,” he says. “I remember those stories much better than I remember the studio stuff. I used to get frustrated at the years, hours I spent in the studio, and I was always trying to find excuses to get on the road. “I rang (Seven’s head of news and current affairs) Peter Meakin, and he said, ‘This is the best news this network has ever had’. No, I made that up. There was a pause and he said, ‘Well, this is surprising. The guy

“sometimes i’d watch a story and i’d get frustrated that it wasn’t being done well enough.” you need to talk to is Mark Llewellyn, pretty good man, enthusiastic, you’ll like him, that’s the program and that’s the man.’ And he was right.” Llewellyn is the executive producer of Sunday Night and one of the many experienced news people from Channel Nine now at Seven. Why did Willesee approach Seven? “Probably because (at Nine) there was a culture and a camaraderie and a feeling of being the best and doing the best. And that was with Meakin and a lot of guys like him. And they’re here (Seven). I think that culture is now here and not at Nine.” Has Nine dropped the ball on news and current affairs? “Let’s just say this is the best program and it rates the best, with very little promotion. It works on a much smaller budget than 60 Minutes, and I like all that. I like the way it’s not formally structured. A story can go longer or shorter or harder or more personal. It’s got interestingly wide boundaries.” Did he miss journalism? “No. I was busy, doing my own things and I made some documentaries. I didn’t even think about it.” Did he miss the adrenalin rush of reporting? “Sometimes I’d watch a story and I’d get frustrated that it wasn’t being done well enough, particularly if it was a good story, and I’d want to be there. ‘I wish that were my story, I think I could do it better’. But that rush, I felt that coming back.” Now 69, Willesee has had a remarkable career. In the 1960s he worked for the pioneering current-affairs show This Day Tonight (TDT) before moving to the ABC’s Four Corners in 1969 and then Nine’s A Current Affair, which is where he made his name to a mass audience. His interviews were often riveting. Possibly most famous of all was his questioning of then opposition leader Dr John Hewson about how the proposed goods and services tax would affect a birthday cake. Hewson’s excruciatingly mangled response has been credited as contributing to the election loss to Paul Keating. I asked Willesee about changing trends in interviewing and current-affairs television since he was on TV. “Well, obviously with ACA and TT, they’ve moved to a more magazine-type program. They say that’s what the audience wants, they measure it minute by minute.” He says journalists have the right to work on that type of program if they want to. “And the network has the right to do that type of program if it wants to. You can’t criticise them for doing what appears to be a lessening of the value of current affairs. But where they say ‘That’s what the audience wants’, the audience can only vote on what’s presented to them. I believe it can be done differently. For example, the common wisdom in commercial television is that you can’t sit down and interview the Prime Minister one on one. The ABC can do that and no one cares. “But we did it in our first program and there was no turn off in that minute-by-minute nasty rating

(measure).” What does that show? “You can do it. You’ve got to get the right politician at the right time and do it well.” As prepared as Willesee was for the encounter with Gillard, he found it frustrating because of the Prime Minister’s refusal to unpack some thoughts. Her spin is brilliant, like any politician. “It was very frustrating, and that became the interview. The answers should be the interview. The challenge became the interview … I was a bit frustrated that I didn’t crack the wall. “The politicians learn these days that you can stonewall… Your adviser might say, ‘You have the opportunity to get one message across or two or three. No more. So no matter what the interviewer asks you, you give your answers’. If you know the politician is immovable on that, you don’t do the interview. “They’ve got an obligation to tell the electorate what they’re doing and what they’re proposing to do. So to really simplify it, they should do that or say I’m not going to be interviewed.” In the US, the media still features older journalists such as Morley Safer and Barbara Walters, while in Australia the trend has been to pension them off. “We only started current affairs in this country in a small way in the ’60s and going commercial into the ’70s,” Willesee says. “There are a lot of people becoming 70 now who were young then. It’s a pretty natural progression.” How does it feel to be about to turn 70 and back on the road? “It feels pretty good. It feels natural, it feels like it always did. I have a sense of age when I hear a news report about a 65-year-old pedestrian knocked down, I think ‘Poor old fella’. Then I think ‘Wait a minute, I’m four years older than him’. My reaction is people of 65 are old. I have to remind myself I’m older than that.” Willesee has six children. “They’re my best friends,” he says. They range from a daughter in her 40s to a seven-year-old son. “It’s very enjoyable. It’s all good.” It’s said there are upsides and downsides to being a late father. What are the upsides? “Upsides are everything,” he says. “Boy growing up, going through all his challenges, laughing with him and playing with him and surfing with him. It’s just all good. The downsides – there are none now. But I’m aware that when he turns 21 I’ll be whatever (84). And when he’s 30 maybe I’ll be dead. I’d like to be around for him for quite a while.” That’s 45 years of parenting, Is he tired? “No. There‘s great joy in it. I see all of them regularly.” I asked how the kids felt having a famous father. “I don’t think they ever got hurt by it. It was a natural thing. They didn’t (know) any different. Dad was on television and people came round to the house and they were on television. It was very normal for them to meet famous people.” He has six grandchildren. “So I’m a babysitter. It’s all natural. You don’t have to remind yourself of anything, it’s all natural. I babysat Lucas, who’s nearly two, a couple of weeks ago. My daughter went out and left us with some food. She said ‘Be careful, it’s hot’. So I was feeding him and blowing it and he kept trying to grab stuff himself and he finally beat me and got a hot bit and put it in his mouth. It wasn’t that hot, but I said, ‘My goodness that’s hot’. And he repeated it. He kept saying, ‘My goodness that’s hot’. The next morning Jo called and said, ‘What have you done to him? He’s walking round the house saying, ‘My goodness that’s hot’.” It’s lucky that despite bad hips and 45 years of parenting, Willesee still has what it takes not just to maintain a media career but also chase a seven-year-old around. He often does the school run. “We walk to school.” Willesee smiles. “He runs and I walk.” \ pwilmoth@theweeklyreview.com.au we welcome your feedback @ www.theweeklyreview.com.au/interview

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ccording to research, “taxi drivers’ brains enlarge with the job in order to help them store detailed maps of the city”. Taxi drivers given brain scans by scientists at the University of London had a larger hippocampus compared with other people. This is the part of the brain associated with navigation in birds and animals, and experts believe that the hippocampus grows larger to adapt to the amount of navigation they have to do. This doesn’t mean cabbies are smarter than the rest of us, but I reckon you can find out everything you need to know about a city – how it thinks, works and where its heart lies – by the way the taxi drivers treat you. They embody the city’s personality disorders – which could be introverted, extroverted, hostile or schizoid. Take Adelaide, a charming city famous for its churches, festivals and bloodcurdling kooky crimes. After booking a cab on a sultry summer afternoon, the over-enthusiastically polite driver arrived, rang the doorbell, escorted me to the car and held open the passenger door until I was seated comfortably in the front seat. As we drove away, he leant towards me menacingly like a giant vulture and said, “It’s an enchanting evening, isn’t it?” My life floated past me like body parts down a river as I imagined myself being garroted and flung into a bank vault. He was being friendly in a lurking-in-the-shadows Adelaide kind of way.

\ RACHEL BERGER SAYS NONE BUT THE BRAVE DESERVE THE FARE

At Sydney Airport, I jumped into a cab that smelt as if the driver had been wearing the same polyester trousers for a week. He sped towards the CBD before I’d had a chance to close the car door or tell him where I was going. Five minutes into the ride, saliva bubbles foamed at the corners of his mouth as he finally snarled, “Whereyagoinlady?” I’d read that New York’s taxi drivers are mobile philosophers, liberally dispensing wisdom and advice. On my first day there, sitting behind bulletproof glass and lured by the romance of sharing my loneliness with a complete stranger, I put this question to a taxi driver: “Do you believe evil exists?” The guy babbled for 10 minutes in another language before I realised that he was speaking into his mobile phone. He hadn’t heard a word I’d said other than the address. During my stay in that city, not once did I get into a taxi where the driver wasn’t totally absorbed in another conversation on his mobile phone. The entire transaction, travel and payment were conducted as if I was just a dip in the road, a momentary interruption to the Technicolor full-feature of his life. Back in Melbourne last week after another prickly interstate taxi-ride experience and now permanently scarred from previous cab-driver heartbreaks, I slid into a cab in Collins Street, said what I needed to say and stared out the window. A gentle tap on the shoulder made me turn around to a smile as big as Luna Park’s entrance (but with fewer teeth) and a cupped handful of lollies stretched out towards me. “Have a Mintie, love – you look like you could use a sugar hit.” \ boomboom@rachelberger.com

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A habit when you cab it in Melbourne

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The Embassy Café – 547 Spencer Street, West Melbourne (corner Roden Street)

This is the taxi drivers’ mecca, a place to converge and discover roads they didn’t take or shortcuts that beckon. It’s a place for respite from the never-ending traffic and demanding passengers. Open 24 hours, everyone is welcome, but mostly it’s a sea of men in black: chauffeurs, taxi drivers and assorted pragmatists who eat outdoors and play backgammon in a fog of cigarette smoke and diesel fumes. Like agents Kay and Jay from MIB, the characters at the Embassy Café (wearing wraparound sunglasses and long black coats) scan the street forensically while they check their smartphones and decide which burger is best at 2am. \

Hailing a cab

Best thing I ever learnt was how to whistle with my fingers in my mouth. That’s my personal style of hailing a cab. A friend likes to strut straight into oncoming traffic when she sees a cab’s unoccupied rooftop beacon beaming a block away! It works, but don’t try it, you could get killed or worse – three or four cabs might stop and you’ll have to choose just the one, which could spark a mutiny. Cab ranks are a law unto themselves. A kind of tribal turfdom exists whereby a group of drivers regularly congregate at the same rank, thereby protecting each other’s spots and looking out for potential predators that aren’t part of their tribe. \

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Right-hand turn from the left-hand lane in the CBD

There are certain expressions that are quintessentially Melbourne – more front than Myer, busy as Bourke Street and a hook turn. I love watching interstate guests’ jaws drop when I explain this unique Melbourne driving manoeuvre made necessary by our beloved trams occupying the middle of the road. “It’s easy,” I gloat. “You make a right-hand turn from the left side of the road when the green light becomes red.” At that moment I can feel my passenger trying to crawl inside my skull to view the world through a Melburnian’s eyes. That’s when they finally realise that an irresistible gap exists between us and the rest of the country. \

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interviews, book signings, workshops, discussions and debates. Attendees include Alex Miller, Don Watson, Alexis Wright, Ita Buttrose, David Marr, Gideon Haigh, Tony Birch and Kerry Greenwood. Then later in the month the Melbourne Writers Festival kicks off one of its strongest programs in years with a keynote address by English actor Simon Callow, acclaimed for his Charles Dickens performances and whose recent book Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World celebrates the bicentenary of the author’s birth. The festival, which runs from August 23 to September 2, will launch its program on July 20. We recommend bookworms hit the website early and book, as tickets to the main events are likely to sell out within hours. \ cperkin@theweeklyreview.com.au (DAVID YOUNG)

obel Prize-winning author Saul Bellow once literary commentators. The setting and the mild winter commented that “all a writer has to do to get a climate are powerful lures, but the festival also has a woman is to say he’s a writer. It’s an aphrodisiac.” well-earned reputation for providing its visitors with How many writers’ festivals did the Canadian-born thought-provoking and stimulating events. Bellow attend before his death in 2005, I wonder? In these Festival director Jonathan Parsons’ 2012 program is intense literary gatherings, women attendees frequently compelling. His international guests include Pulitizer develop crushes on male (in some cases, female) Prize-winner Katherine Boo, author of the current authors. I suspect the five-times-married Bellow bestseller Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death might have enjoyed the opportunity to appear and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity; Hong Kong Bookworms writer Xu Xi, Pakistani journalist and writer at these events, if for no other reason that it should hit the Mohammed Hanif, and the author behind the was a chance to make women swoon. website early popular Inspector Singh crime novels, Shamini In this year of the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon, it is quite possible that the Flint from Singapore. and book next round of writers’ festivals – due to begin The list of local authors is also impressive and in August – will have an added frisson in the includes Elliot Perlman, Alex Miller, former High various theatres, marquees and town halls where Court judge Michael Kirby, political commentator bookworms muster. Let the fun begin! George Megalogenis, children’s writers Andy Griffiths The first writers’ festival on the calendar is the and Morris Gleitzman, former Greens leader Bob Brown, Byron Bay Writers’ Festival, which runs August 3-5. Susan Johnson, Ailsa Piper, Sophie Cunningham, Established in 1997 and set in one of Australia’s most Stephen Sewell, Rohan Wilson and more. beautiful coastal resorts, the Byron Bay litfest continues From August 10-12, the inaugural Bendigo Writers to attract an impressive list of writers, publishers and Festival kicks off with a well-rounded program of

For further information on these August writers’ festivals, go to: www.byronbaywritersfestival.com.au www.bendigowritersfestival.com.au www.mwf.com.au

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ALL THAT I AM By Anna Funder » $22.95 (Penguin)

ALL IN A DON’S DAY By Mary Beard » $22.99 (Profile Books)

DAVID AUSTIN’S ENGLISH ROSES By David Austin » $29.99 (Garden Art Press)

The 2012 Miles Franklin Award winner continues to do a roaring trade among local and international readers keen to know what the fuss is about. All That I Am deserves our attention because it is ambitious, it is well-crafted, and it has won several key literary awards. Funder’s characters are part of a late 1920s left-wing political movement in Germany whose ambivalence towards, then contempt for, Adolf Hitler and the Nazis has dire consequences. Themes of commitment, resilience, truth and endurance will keep book clubs chatting long into the night. \

Some may see this as too British-centric for Australian audiences, but Cambridge classics professor Mary Beard’s attempt to humanise the world of academia through her highly popular blog has proved a hit with young and old readers. Beard’s blog has been running since 2006 and subjects covered in this selection range from Philip Roth’s Portnoy’s Complaint and whether it deserved the Booker Prize, to 10 Latin quotes that could be used on the London Underground’s PA system. (“Medio tutissimus ibis’’ – “you’ll go safest in the middle”.) \

LATITUDE 36.50: WARMING RECIPES FROM THE MOUNTAINS By Jean-Michel Gerst » $40 (New Holland)

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July is a quiet month for new-release cookbooks. But this beautiful hardcover caught our eye because it celebrates (a) winter, (b) the migrant chef who has embraced Australian produce and (c) the magnificent Snowy Mountains. Jean-Michel Gerst grew up in north-west France’s Alsace region and now lives and works at Thredbo ski village. “Snow food is comfort food,” he writes. “It warms you up and gives you all the energy you need for a big day out on the slopes.” Lamb shanks in orange juice and star anise followed by walnut tart with cream should get you going. \

Part of this text was first published nearly 20 years ago, but with new colour plates – superbly reproduced, which is important for a rose guide – and at a highly affordable price, this is certainly worth buying. Now is the time to buy your bare-rooted David Austin roses and start planting, and this gem of a hardback will provide everything you need to know. \


tv ROCKWIZ \ SBS, Saturday July 7, 8.30pm

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A HAPPY EVENT \ Opens July 5, rated MA15+

The arrival of a bouncing baby girl leads to a bumpy ride for her parents in this French comedy. Barbara (Louise Bourgoin) quickly discovers that pregnancy and childbirth aren’t the euphoric experiences she had imagined. The result is a strange film that, perhaps fittingly, transforms around the halfway mark. The first hour is a slick romantic comedy designed to pre-empt the forthcoming Bridget Jones’s Baby. After the birth, as Bab finds her tidy life unravelling, there’s a sense that director Rémi Bezançon is striving for something more meaningful. Bab appears to be suffering from Expectant a bad case of postnatal depression – although parents will her condition is never actually diagnosed as find the film such – and starts wondering why new mothers That said, expectant parents (of which your bracing aren’t ever told how difficult it is to raise a baby. writer is one) will find the film a bracing affair. Doubtless, parents everywhere will nod in furious It’s certainly a more engaging, convincing take agreement, but Bezançon’s point is weakened by on pregnancy than the recent What to Expect When the gloss he brings to the picture. Even when Bab is You’re Expecting. But even those, like Bab, who start off at her lowest and messiest, she looks far too glamorous blissfully unaware of the potential pitfalls, might leave for us ever to truly feel her pain. Instead, the second the cinema craving a little more reality and a little less half of the film feels awash in melodrama and self-pity. baby-talk. \ It falls to a closing, unsubtle voice-over to spell out » www.theninjascroll.com/Umbrella_MicroSite_12 Bab’s inner struggle.

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sBs’s music-nerd game show returns this week for a 10th season of sticky-carpet shenanigans. i have to confess to being in the minority when it comes to host Julia Zemiro. Maybe i’m still irritated that sBs saw fit to replace graham norton’s superb eurovision narration with her ramblings, but i find her wacky schtick to be more grating than entertaining. it all feels a bit forced. the smile might make her dentist proud, but the eyes seem to belong to an angry Julie Bishop. still, the series is as fun as ever. it does a great job at capturing the fizzy, slightly shambolic fun of a pub quiz, without ever making the viewer feel like the designated driver. as such, it’s perfect post-Fridaynight-drinks fare. shame it’s shown on saturdays, really. \

music OH MY GARDEN \ Sophie Koh (MGM)

On her third album, Melbourne-based performer Sophie Koh abandons acoustic pop in favour of a more eclectic, electronic sound. Opener On and On buzzes with an urgent electricity that gives Koh’s pristine vocals a new, nervy edge. It isn’t hard to spot the fingerprints of Ben Lee and Machine Translation’s J Walker, both of whom helped out on the production side. None of this is to suggest Koh’s gone and made an experimental album. Lip Syncing is pure, radio-friendly pop, but takes an idiosyncratic approach to its hooks and choruses. Single I Understand evokes a chart-troubling ’80s tear-jerker, but its simmering backdrop gives the track a genuine sense of hurt and danger. Fans might miss the raw simplicity of Koh’s earlier releases, but this more-polished LP feels like the work of a vibrant and interesting artist. Of course, what matters most is that Koh’s grasp on melody remains strong. Here, we see her mature as a performer, putting across sharp-edged tunes with a new confidence. \

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opera COSI FAN TUTTE \ Athenaeum Theatre, July 11-18, $25-$98 Mozart’s comic opera has been given a few modern spins over the years, but the tack taken by Melbourne Opera sounds intriguing. Director Suzanne Chaundy transposes the tale – with its themes of lust and fidelity – to 1960s Melbourne, a time that saw strict moral values challenged by notions of free love. Don Alfonso is now a local bar and pizzeria owner who challenges two young Vietnam soldiers to find out exactly how faithful their Italian girlfriends are. As such, the boys pretend to be called up, then disguise themselves as “love gurus” to seduce their sweethearts. What could possibly go wrong? Featuring an impressive cast, this new iteration will be performed in English. \

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Listening \ St Germain Tourist (Remastered). A strange reminder of what every single café on the planet sounded like from 2000-2001. Watching \ 31 Questions. It might look even cheaper than Letters and Numbers, but this Channel 31 game show outshines most commercial rivals. attending \ The Cabin In The Woods. Mystifyingly denied general release in Oz, Joss Whedon’s horror-with-a-twist is appearing for one night only at the Astor. (July 6, also showing at Nova.) jUly 4, 2012 \ The weekly review 15


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elthaM north High above the roundabout by the Eltham soccer club, a mudbrick house hides among the treetops. It would be easy to believe that this house wasn’t here at all. You can’t see it from any of the neighbours’ houses and it is invisible from down below. Even the driveway looks as if it belongs to the brick house facing the street. But if you climb higher, sure enough, this late ’70s muddy emerges through the cloak of trees. The combination of mud and recycled bricks helps to camouflage the house within the bush. Inside, the natural surrounds are echoed through the extensive use of timber. It lines the walls and ceilings, and makes the ideal companion to the slate floors. Clerestory windows and skylights ensure even the pokier spaces are flush with light. Although modest in size and simple in shape, the floor plan is generous to its occupants. It has two distinct living zones: the family and meals hub served by a renovated kitchen; and the more cosy lounge, which has a charming fireplace with brick surrounds. Accommodation is thoughtfully zoned. Two bedrooms are sunken away from the family hub with access to a renovated bathroom, separate toilet and additional shower room. The main bedroom is off the lounge and has an en suite and walk-in wardrobe. This hidden gem sits on 2349 square metres. \ LIAM CARTER

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FLETCHERS, 9430 1111 70 Banks Road Price: $600,000 – $690,000 Expressions of Interest: Closing July 17

Watsonia is famous for the Simpson Barracks. But that is not the only open space in town. The 52-hectare Gresswell Forest Nature Conservation Reserve, one of metropolitan Melbourne’s most ecologically significant woodlands, is right on the doorstep. Only one house separates this 670-square metre property from the bushlands. Like its neighbours, this weatherboard was built in the 1950s. It has been renovated and extended over time, with the most recent makeover just a few years old. The property has a stunning kitchen with CaesarStone benches, glass-tile splashbacks and stainless steel appliances. It separates the street-facing lounge with its federation-style fireplace from the family hub. A glass sliding door leads to a deep back verandah, which overlooks a flat backyard with a shed and fernery. The study is currently used as a music room. The three bedrooms share a central bathroom. The property includes a second toilet. \ LIAM CARTER

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BARRy PLAnT, 9459 8111 22 Ruthven Street Price: $450,00 – $495,000 Auction: July 7 at noon

Although recently subdivided, this property has retained 672 square metres of land. Most of the allotment faces the street, including the dual-entrance circular driveway and surrounding gardens. The property makes a big first impression. The façade combines a stone feature wall, front verandah and grand double-door entrance. Inside, the front lounge, which offers views across the treetops, has high ceilings, gleaming timber floors and a fireplace with stone surrounds. The nearby kitchen has granite benches and splashback, and stainless steel appliances. The small north-facing backyard could be transformed into an entertainment deck. The two bathrooms have been freshly renovated. The larger of the two has a spa and corner shower and serves the three large bedrooms, each with a built-in wardrobe. The smaller bathroom is just off the dining room and study/fourth bedroom. Down below there is a single-car garage and good-sized workshop. \ LIAM CARTER

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Doreen Even in new communities such as Laurimar, it doesn’t take long for hierarchy to emerge, particularly when it comes to property. The dress circle that is Warrawong Circuit certainly occupies one of the top rungs of the Laurimar property ladder. The frontages are wide, the blocks are deep, the houses are luxurious and all Laurimar’s amenities, the primary school, shops, sporting fields and nature reserves are just a short stroll away. The vendor of No.23 affectionately refers to her two-storey residence as the Taj Mahal of the street. It lives up to its nickname, with palatial living spaces and resort-style outdoor facilities. Although unfinished when the vendor came along, the house had such high-quality fixtures and finishes that she was instantly convinced. The original owner-builder included jarrah floorboards, high corniceless ceilings, two fully tiled upstairs bathrooms with twin vanities, and a show-stopping kitchen with CaesarStone island bench, 900mm European oven and glass splashback. The vendor completed the house with her own touches, including a pool house and a fully tiled pool complete with dolphin mosaics and three waterfalls. She also converted the front study into her own beauty salon. Clients wait in the nearby cinema room without having to go through the house. Sitting on 1350 square metres, this property includes a large, flat back lawn, double garage and side parking bay for a boat/caravan. \ LIAM CARTER

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1/5 Glover Street, Heidelberg Heights ................................................................. Price: $380,000 - $410,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday July 21 at 1.30pm .................................................................

7/83 Nell Street, Greensborough ................................................................. Price: $365,000 ................................................................. For sale .................................................................

570 Henley Road, Kangaroo Ground ................................................................. Price: $600,000 - $690,000 ................................................................. Expressions of Interest by Tuesday July 24 (unless sold prior) .................................................................

Renovated with a contemporary feel, including lounge, near-new kitchen, dining area, three bedrooms, bathroom, deck, gas log fire, cooling, landscaped garden, water tanks, carport and additional car space. Close to all amenities. Let's eat lunch @ Scintilla Cafe, 2/131 Burgundy Street Let's eat dinner @ Cellini, 191 Burgundy Street Let's drink coffee @ Café Matto, 136 Burgundy Street

This two-bedroom villa within easy reach of the centre of Greensborough offers spacious living, eat-in kitchen, garage and a rear yard that is a real size surprise. A must-see for first home buyers or investors. Let's eat lunch @ Urban Grooves, 99 Grimshaw Street Let's eat dinner @ Cafe Spice, 4/118 Main Street Let's drink coffee @ Holy Moley Coffee, 134 Main Street

This beautiful craftsman-built house on four spectacular hectares (approx.) of pristine bushland presents a superb opportunity to secure a tranquil, ecofriendly lifestyle. Let's eat lunch @ Wellers, 150 Eltham-Yarra Glen Rd Let's eat dinner @ Swipers Gully, 25 Eltham-Yarra Glen Rd Let's drink coffee @ Watson's Creek Antiques, 765 Eltham Yarra-Glen Rd jUly 4, 2012 \ The weekly review 19


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Whether you’re looking to downsize or to break in to the property scene, this cute and cosy two-bedroom abode ticks all the boxes. Close to the Ivanhoe and Heidelberg shopping precincts, it has been well maintained over the years. It’s the perfect blank canvas – with pale-coloured walls and cream carpet, it can be jazzed up anyway you like. The carpeted lounge is at the front of the house, while conveniently nearby is the tiled kitchen. It has Chef appliances and lots of cupboard space. It overlooks the casual meals area, which has large windows and looks out to the low-maintenance backyard. The area is mostly paved, so dining outdoors when the weather warms up is an option. Two bedrooms have builtin wardrobes and share the only bathroom, which has a white bathtub and a large shower. Other features include a secure lock-up garage and plenty of off-street parking. It is close to Northland Shopping Centre, La Trobe University, RMIT University and transport. \ BIANCA VILLAROSA

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HOCkINg StuARt, 9499 5611 17 killerton Crescent Price: $330,000 – $360,000 Auction: July 7 at 2.30pm

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Barry Plant Ivanhoe 9499 7992 2

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Renovated and extended to accommodate the current family’s changing needs, this property now has several living areas and a neutral colour scheme, with added splashes of blood-red, deep-purple and mint. Off the tiled entrance is the formal dining area, which has a skylight flooding the space with light. The nearby formal lounge has an open fireplace and looks out to the front garden. The timber kitchen has Fisher and Paykel appliances and overlooks the family area. Sliding doors open to the elevated deck, and from here you can enjoy views of the back garden and the pool. There is lots of lawn space and a garden shed. The main bedroom is at the front and has built-in wardrobes and an en suite. Three more bedrooms are serviced by a second bathroom. One bedroom has been set up as a study. Under the house, a carpeted and versatile rumpus room provides another place to unwind – or it could be converted into a gym or home office. \ BIANCA VILLAROSA

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BARRy PLANt, 9431 1222 21 Pine Avenue Price: $630,000 – $680,000 Sale by Set Date: July 10 at 5pm

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Morrison Kleeman Eltham 9431 2444 4

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Miles Real Estate 9497 3222 / 9459 5666 3

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3/3 Mary Avenue, Heidelberg Heights ................................................................. Price: $469,000 ................................................................. Private sale .................................................................

7 Fairview Crescent, Diamond Creek ................................................................. Price: $490,000 - $520,000 ................................................................. Auction Expressions of Interest close July 17 at 5pm .................................................................

29 Haughton Parade, Rosanna ................................................................. Price: $1.025 million - $1.125 million ................................................................. Auction Saturday July 7 at 2pm .................................................................

New two-bedroom, single-level townhouse built with quality finishes and no expense spared. Featuring heating, cooling, polished floorboards and remote-controlled garage.

Providing great family living and magnificent uninterrupted views, this fourbedroom, two-bathroom house delivers designer style in a lifestyle location - a superb low-traffic locale. Let's eat lunch @ Yings Noodle Cafe, 67 Main Hurstbridge Road Let's eat dinner @ A D Ryans, 69 Main Street Let's drink coffee @ Nillumbik Cellars, 11 Chute Street

A rare offering of such impressive proportions, this substantial secluded property of 1457sq m (approx.) sets a splendid scene for future family excellence opposite Banyule Primary School.

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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: Offers Close Monday 16th July at 5:30pm (Unless Sold Prior)

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This substantial home on 15 acres (approx) within easy reach of the CBD, will have you swapping city hassle for a harmonious haven that delivers tranquillity, homespun style and comfort. With infrastructure in place for livestock and an MCG sized lawn for kids, pets and play - it doesn´t get any better than this! Expressions Of Interest: Offers Close Wednesday 1st August at 6pm (Unless Sold Prior)

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Kangaroo Ground 70 Kangaroo Ground St Andrews Road Rustic Charm With Contemporary Comfort

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Kangaroo Ground 270 Donaldson Road Idyllic Lifestyle In Peaceful Surrounds 20 picturesque undulating acres (approx) surround this warm, and inviting three bedroom, two bathroom mudbrick home. Extensive verandahs, an expansive paved outdoor area sweeping onto an elevated deck with magnificent valley views, and a floodlit tennis court deliver outdoor spaces that perfectly complement relaxed family living. With two dams, workshop, triple carport, teen accommodation/studio, and easy access to Kangaroo Ground, Diamond Creek and Eltham it delivers a lifestyle often sought but rarely found.

Doreen 23 Warrawong Circuit "Cutting Edge Style" Polished Jarrah floors, study, three bathrooms, theatre/formal living, open plan living with state of the art kitchen. Bifold doors to large alfresco. Main bedroom with WIR, three double bedrooms. Ducted heating, cooling and vacuum, alarm system, beautiful in ground heated pool and pool house, big backyard with huge side access.

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Private Sale Inspect Saturday 12:30 - 1pm ESR $900,000 - $990,000 Contact Graham Morrison 0417 101 997 Contact Lucas Peressini 0458 016 868 Office 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431 2444 Web propertyinprofile.com.au/270donaldson

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Private Sale Inspect Saturday 1:30 - 2pm Price $850,000 Contact Shane Leete 0419 118 302 Office 3/101 Hazel Glen Drive, Doreen 9717 8780 Web morrisonkleeman.com.au

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Lower Plenty 5/19 Kett Street Setting The Standard Superbly conceived to reflect the latest in contemporary design, this stunning new town residence delivers a sensational, sophisticated lifestyle. Shimmering timber floors and quality carpets complement exquisite paint finishes in a centrally heated and air conditioned interior that offers the convenience of a main bedroom with ensuite on the lower level, and two further bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs. Two living areas, private courtyard, powder room and a fully equipped stone kitchen set a new standard for low maintenance living.

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Briar Hill 43 Teal Lane Poolside Living In A Merchant Builders Home Prepare to fall in love with this warm and welcoming Merchant Builders home in a peaceful, secluded laneway! Four bedrooms, two refurbished bathrooms, an updated stone kitchen and two separate living areas combine in a perfect partnership with a paved covered outdoor area, entertainers deck with relaxing tree top views and a solar heated pool set in crazy paving. Just moments from Sherbourne primary and on an allotment of 808m2 it also offers the potential for a dual occupancy development (STCA).

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Saturday 14th July at 12pm Thursday 3:30 - 4pm & Saturday 11:30am - 12pm Scott Rawlings 0409 675 408 Peter Kleeman 0419 002 103 2/86 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough 9435 7666 propertyinprofile.com.au/5of19kett

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Eltham 2 Howgate Court Soaring ceilings and strong architectural lines combined with freshly painted neutral tones and abundant natural light enhance a feeling of spaciousness in this four bedroom, three bathroom home. Within easy reach of the centre of Eltham, this is a lifestyle decision the family will love you for.

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Greensborough 11 Armstrong Street Enhanced by polished boards & plenty of natural light, the layout comprises lounge/ dining which flows through to the meals/ family area overseen by a well-appointed kitchen. Outside, the covered entertaining area overlooks a flat rear yard. This lovely home deserves your attention!

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This updated four bedroom, two bathroom home, offers magnificent uninterrupted views from two living areas and two expansive decked entertainment areas. Moments from the centre of town it delivers designer style in a lifestyle location! EOI: Offers Close Tuesday 17th July at 5pm (Unless Sold Prior)

Saturday 11:30am - 12pm $580,000 - $620,000 Tristan Messerle 0438 176 416 Peter Kleeman 0419 002 103 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431 2444

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Expressions of Interest Inspect Thursday 4:30 - 5pm & Saturday 1:30 - 2pm ESR $490,000 - $520,000 Contact Dayne Kleeman 0419 504 576 Contact Max Bevacqua 0408 002 488 Office 968 Main Rd Eltham 9431 2444,

Diamond Creek 3/42 Haley Street With the station, shops, schools and eateries a short stroll away, this beautifully presented three bedroom, two bathroom home delivers the dream destination. With relaxing outdoor area, large open plan living and a long list of inclusions it is designed for living, positioned for lifestyle.

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Saturday 11:30am - 12pm $390,000 - $425,000 Jon Michael 0438 988 096 Shane Leete 0419 118 302 3/101 Hazel Glen Drive, Doreen 9717 8780

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Thursday 5:30 - 6:00pm Saturday 11:30 - 12:00pm Photo ID required

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David Moxon 0413 637 636 Loretta Khoo 0437 751 641

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WATSONIA NORTH 89 Edmund Rice Parade Sheer Quality! This stylish double storey home in prime location with short stroll to Binnak Park, offers the complete lifestyle. Brilliant street facade, split-level floor plan also hosts superb lifestyle choices; 3 large living areas at ground level - formal lounge with hardwood polished cathedral ceilings leading to sunken dining, open plan theatre room - this home truly ticks all the boxes!

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Superior Lifestyle! This quality built, impressive home is situated in an ideal position in the ever popular College View estate. Conveniently located in a quiet area close to the tram, University Hill shopping centre, Parade College, this home is perfect for a large family or entertainer. Call now to arrange an inspection!

14th July at 12.00pm INSPECT

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

CONTACT

Cathy Liu 0402 529 753

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KINGSBURY GARDENS, 116 - 130 Main Road, Macleod DEVELOPER´S END OF FINANCIAL YEAR SALE!! Huge 8% Net returns - offer closes 30th July 2012 • Affordable investments, some only $89,000 • Extraordinary after tax returns* - buy before 30 June • High demand self-contained student apartments

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David Moxon 0413 673 636 Bundoora Office 9467 5444

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IVANHOE 93 Locksley Road COMPELLING GROUNDS FOR FAMILY ENJOYMENT The timeless ambience, excellent proportions and substantial gardens of this exceptional 3BR and study Edwardian create a wonderful indoor/outdoor family setting close to private schools. A relaxed homestead feel surrounds this gracious home featuring rambling landscaped grounds, large deck, 2 bathrooms, magnificent sitting room, family living/dining, superb kitchen and garage (rear ROW). Moments to shopping, parklands and transport. Land 1114m2 approx.

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Auction

Saturday 21st July at 2.00pm

ESR

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

Inspection

Thu 2:30-3pm, Sat 11-11:30am

Land

1114m2 approx.

Contact

Helen Witchell 0413 741 158 Brad Pearce 0409 679 414

Office

9497 3222 | 9459 5666

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IVANHOE 7 Sherwood Road ´ERCILDOUNE´ C1908 - QUEEN ANNE ENCHANTMENT! One of the most beautiful profiles in this highly-coveted position reveals the irresistible charms of ´Ercildoune´; an ornate 4BR Federation Queen Anne residence c1908. A rare opportunity to claim a magnificent example of Ivanhoe´s rich history footsteps from Ivanhoe Girls´ Grammar, this truly impressive family home stands proudly on a 1004m2 approx. allotment with views, sun-drenched alfresco entertaining and front/rear garaging.

Auction

Saturday 14th July at 2.00pm

Inspection

Thu 1:30-2pm, Sat 12-12:30pm

Land

1004m2 approx.

Contact

Helen Witchell 0413 741 158 Damien Carter 0438 850 166

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

Thu 2:30-3pm, Sat 1:30-2pm

Contact

James Davis 0405 687 817 Damien Carter 0438 850 166

Office

9497 3222 | 9459 5666

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EAGLEMONT 100 Studley Road EXCITING PROSPECTS, EXCELLENT POSITION Tucked quietly down off the road amidst established garden featuring big backyard and OSP, this classic 3BR and study 2-level home presents comfortably for now with exciting prospects for a bright future near schools, Eaglemont village, park and trains. Immediately enjoy, renovate or rebuild (STCA) on the 612m2 approx. allotment. Including heating, cooling, living, dining, lounge to deck, kitchen/ meals and bathroom.

Auction

Saturday 28th July at 2.00pm

ESR

$800,000-$850,000

Inspection

Thu 2:30-3pm, Sat 11-11:30am

Land

612m2 approx.

Contact

Damien Carter 0438 850 166 Sue Lacey 0412 898 202

Office

9497 3222 | 9459 5666

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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 excellence opposite Banyule Primary School and only footsteps to shops. This meticulously-maintained 3BR, 2 bathroom residence offers perennial appeal superbly situated between massive front and rear gardens with enticing potential to further improve the living and the views.

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Auction

Saturday 7th July at 2.00pm

ESR

$1,025,000-$1,125,000

Inspection

Thu 4:30-5pm, Sat 1:30-2pm

Land

1457m2 approx.

Contact

Stewart Oldmeadow 0412 119 277 Helen Witchell 0413 741 158

Office

9497 3222 | 9459 5666

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IVANHOE 1/11 Green Street

Saturday 21st July at 11.00am $500,000-$550,000

Inspection

Thu 3:30-4pm, Sat 10-10:30am

Contact

Helen Witchell 0413 741 158 Brad Pearce 0409 679 414

Office

9497 3222 | 9459 5666

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EASYGOING CALIFORNIAN IN CENTRAL LOCATION Classic Californian bungalow proportions provide the perfect introduction to easy central Ivanhoe living with this delightful freestanding 2BR residence enjoying own northerly frontage on a compact allotment (1 of 2). Wander effortlessly to all of the area´s quality amenities from Ivanhoe Village cafés, schools and shops to library, trains and aquatic centre. A manageable property with comfortable single-level layout.

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IVANHOE The Rear of 8 John Street CENTRAL OASIS FOR DREAM DEVELOPMENT - INCLUDES PLANNING PERMIT Over 1400m2 of level vacant land just footsteps to central Ivanhoe´s blue-chip lifestyle attractions is absolutely unheard of - until now! Tucked away for maximum seclusion and convenience, this enormous site is available with plans/permits for 4 substantial townhouses in a resort-like setting or ready for alternative development (STCA). Includes path access to trains, shops and cafés.

Auction

Saturday 7th July at 3.00pm

ESR

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

Inspection

Rep on site Thu 4:30-5pm, Sat 2:30-3pm

Land

1422m2 approx.

Contact

Damien Carter 0438 850 166 Gordon Whale 0419 335 459

Office

9497 3222 | 9459 5666

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IVANHOE 16 Belmont Road MORE THAN YOU´VE EVER IMAGINED! This classic 1930s Art Deco home boasts an exceptionally deep native garden providing enormous inspiration for lovers of the great outdoors and others looking to renovate/extend, rebuild or design the ultimate multi-dwelling development (STCA) near shopping, schools, Darebin parklands and transport. Includes 2BRs, dining room, living room (gas coal fireplace), kitchen/meals, bathroom, decorative ceilings, leadlight, granny flat and double garage.

IVANHOE 4/9 Ashby Grove PEACEFUL GARDEN, PERFECT POSITION Serenely secluded to the rear of a compact block, this superb single-level 2BR villa unit savours a tightlyheld position within a short stroll to Eaglemont and Ivanhoe villages. The one owner of some 20 years has meticulously maintained this delightful home enjoying its compact layout, elegant interior, spacious garden and peaceful ambience. Includes LUG near shops, park and trains.

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Auction

Saturday 28th July at 11.00am

ESR

$1,000,000-$1,100,000

Inspection

Thu 1:30-2pm, Sat 11-11:30am

Land

1033m2 approx.

Contact

James Davis 0405 687 817 Damien Carter 0438 850 166

Office

9497 3222 | 9459 5666

Auction

Saturday 14th July at 1.00pm

ESR

$470,000-$515,000

Inspection

Thu 1:30-2pm, Sat 12-12:30pm

Contact

Brad Pearce 0409 679 414 Stewart Oldmeadow 0412 119 277

Office

9459 5666 | 9497 3222

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IVANHOE 4/21 Livingstone Street SINGLE-LEVEL STYLE & SECLUSION BY THE VILLAGE Position is paramount with this stylish 2BR villa unit peacefully tucked away to the rear yet so close to all the action of central Ivanhoe. Discover the perfect lifestyle balance whether you´re considering a strategic investment, affordable first home or downsizing in single-level comfort as this tastefully updated villa has the credentials for success. Large, sun-filled courtyard garden and DLUG.

BUNDOORA 63 Botanica Boulevard SUBLIME LOCATION, SPACIOUS LIVING, SUPERB LIFESTYLE Nestled in a coveted location graced by domains of distinction; this superb 4BR and study residence presents an outstanding opportunity to enjoy a highly sought-after family lifestyle. Set on a generous lowupkeep allotment with alfresco area and family-friendly rear garden near shops, schools, RMIT, parks, trails and transport. Offers 3 living areas, fully-equipped kitchen, 2 bathrooms and double garage.

Auction

Saturday 21st July at 12.00pm

ESR

$480,000-$520,000

Inspection

Thu 4:30-5pm, Sat 12-12:30pm

Contact

James Davis 0405 687 817 Damien Carter 0438 850 166

Office

9497 3222 | 9459 5666

Auction

Saturday 21st July at 12.00pm

ESR

$590,000-$640,000

Inspection

Thu 3:30-4pm, Sat 12-12:30pm

Land

641m2 approx.

Contact

John Levingston 0410 978 144 Brad Pearce 0409 679 414

Office

9459 5666 | 9497 3222

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VIEWBANK 16 Meyrick Crescent THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS! Directly overlooking Price Park while savouring uninterrupted distant rear views just seconds to schools; is it any wonder this superb updated home has only ever been enjoyed by just one family! Including 3BRs (main with ensuite), study or 4th BRs, central bathroom, two WCs, rumpus room, living room to deck, dining, kitchen/meals with European appliances, heating, cooling, carport. Land 885m2 approx.

MACLEOD 4/183 Greensborough Road UNCOMPROMISING QUALITY, QUIET & CONVENIENCE Quietly tucked away towards the rear and oriented to the north in an exclusive complex, this first-class freestanding townhouse will impress with its commitment to quality, luxuriously finished spaces and convenient position. Includes 3BRs, north-facing living and dining, gourmet kitchen, bathroom, 2nd WC, solar electricity, automatic window shutters, sunny courtyard garden, raintank and remote-control double garage. Brilliant package bursting with features!

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Auction

Saturday 21st July at 1.00pm

ESR

$590,000-$650,000

Inspection

Thu 5:15-5:45pm, Sat 12-12:30pm

Land

885m2 approx.

Contact

Brad Pearce 0409 679 414 Keith Oldmeadow 0409 858 786

Office

9459 5666 | 9497 3222

Auction

Saturday 28th July at 1.00pm

ESR

$400,000-$440,000

Inspection

Sat 11-11:30am

Contact

John Levingston 0410 978 144 Greg Taylor 0409 090 611

Office

9459 5666 | 9497 3222

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VIEWBANK 3/86 Graham Road

IVANHOE EAST 3/170 Lower Heidelberg Road

CHARM AND COMFORT IN WONDERFUL SETTING This proudly presented brick villa unit comprises two generous bedrooms with BIRs, tiled bathroom, laundry, second toilet, kitchen, dining and living areas, balcony, large courtyard, auto garage, floorboards, gas heater and A/C unit.

CONTEMPORARY ENTERTAINER, LIFESTYLE CONVENIENCE This outstanding as-new 3BR, 2 bathroom rear townhouse is nestled between Ivanhoe Park and village cafĂŠs. Remote-control gates, auto DLUG, outdoor entertaining, living, lounge/meals, courtyard, stone kitchen and spa bathroom.

Auction Inspect Contact

Saturday 28th July at 12.00pm Sat 2-2:30pm John Levingston 0410 978 144

ESR $350,000-$380,000 Office 9459 5666 | 9497 3222 Greg Taylor 0409 090 611

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ESR $925,000 Office 9459 5666 | 9497 3222 Helen Witchell 0413 741 158

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HEIDELBERG 86 St James Road

HEIDELBERG WEST 22 Culverlands Street

OCCUPY OR DEVELOP! Rare and affordable opportunity to acquire a retail freehold of 110 sqm (approx) with land area of 208 sqm (approx). Excellent opportunity to further enhance or develop (subject to council approval). Lane-way access at rear.

MAKE YOUR MARK! A rare opportunity to acquire a quality building with a flexible floor plan and well presented offices. Ideal for a variety of businesses. Suit owner-occupier or affordable investment. Zoned Industrial 1. To be sold with Vacant Possession.

Auction Inspect Contact

Saturday 28th July at 11.00am By Appointment Dietmar Gregory 0422 402 545

Office 9497 3222 Damian Wilson 0414 339 733

Auction Inspect Contact

Thursday 19th July at 3.00pm Thu 2:30pm-3.00pm Dietmar Gregory 0422 402 545

Office 9497 3222 Paul Evans 0408 144 181

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PRESTON 1A Bell Street

PRESTON 599 Plenty Road

INCOME WITH UPSIDE - 32 METRE FRONTAGE! High exposure site occupied by North Suburban Taxis, offering a unique opportunity to invest, develop or occupy. Offers a land area of 1,447 sqm (approx), returning $63,800 pa, plus GST. Lease expires April 2013. Zoned Industrial 3.

SHOP & DWELLING - OCCUPY OR DEVELOP! Tremendous opportunity to acquire this shop and dwelling with main road exposure. Ideal for the owner-occupier or developer (subject to council approval). Building area of 135 sqm (approx). Land area of 287 sqm (approx). Rear access via lane-way.

Auction Inspect Contact

Friday 20th July at 1.00pm By Appointment Tim Mitchell 0417 339 986

Auction Inspect Contact

Office 9497 3222 Paul Evans 0408 144 181

Thursday 12th July at 1.00pm Thu 5.00pm-5.30pm Dietmar Gregory 0422 402 545

IVANHOE 4/1054 Heidelberg Road

Office 9497 3222 Tim Mitchell 0417 339 986

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Easy Living in Convenient Locale Offering untold lifestyle convenience, this first floor apartment is your ticket to stress free living. Contemporary finishes define fabulous spaces throughout comfortable lounge/dining, pristine kitchen, 2 bedrooms & bathroom. New carpets, heating/cooling & car space.

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Auction Inspect

Saturday 21st July at 11am Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 11-11.30am Estimate $380,000 - $420,000

Contact

Liz Walker 0412 659 140 Hamish Adam 0422 798 230

Office

Ivanhoe 9490 2900 jelliscraig.com.au

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Eaglemont 331 Lower Heidelberg Road

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‘La Maison Des Jardins’

Auction

Synonymous with definition and grace, this circa 1930’s property in a French provincial style sets the

Saturday 21st July at 2pm

benchmark for classic elegance and timeless simplicity. Set on 1,486sqm approximately it’s nestled in a

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region steeped in history and is a leisurely stroll from parks, transport and local shops. The flawless interplay

Photo ID Required

of modern textures and ornate detail has filled ‘La Maison Des Jardins’ with an eternal charm. Showcasing a

Frank Perri 0414 680 483

formal lounge and dining, family, meals, gourmet kitchen, 5 robed bedrooms, ensuited master, double garage,

Nikkie Stamatis 0412 360 278

elevated pool and designer gardens by Paul Bangay.

Ray White Manningham 5/259 Blackburn Road

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ELTHAM 1 & 9 / 22 Livingstone Road A Class Above The Rest Under instructions from Mortgagees, Eltham’s finest townhouse living are ready to sell! With fantastic street appeal, commanding views across the hills of Eltham, first class finishes, and architectural designed light-filled living areas, these uncompromising and peacefully positioned brand new residences are a complete triumph. Unwind or entertain in style with large open plan living options including a covered wrap-around balcony, adjoining lounge and superb kitchen/ dining with stainless steel appliances. All 3 bedrooms offer WIRs, the master with en-suite. You will also find a main bathroom, upstairs powder room, split system heating throughout, intercom, gas log fire, plenty of private manicured yard, remote double garage and extra off-street parking.

Saturday 28th July at 2pm PRICE GUIDE

$550,000 - $610,000 each

INSPECT

Thursday 5 - 5:30pm & Saturday 12 - 12:30pm Photo ID required

CONTACT

Tom Kurtschenko 0417 502 944 Romeo Rigoni 0412 126 646 Eltham Office 9431 1222

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DOREEN 54 Mabel Street A Fusion of Light, Space and Designer Style Extensive use of stone and natural finishes combined with ultra modern fittings sets this split level designer home apart from the others. Positioned within the popular Laurimar Estate, this brand new residence is jam-packed with designer quality features. The property showcases a formal lounge with polished floorboards, three bedrooms (main with luxury en-suite and walk-in-robe), central timber deck, family bathroom with stone finishes and ultra modern accessories, gourmet kitchen with twin Bosch ovens, unique stacked stone splashbacks, plus a light-filled family room with garden views. Extra comforts include ducted heating, evaporative cooling, ducted vacuum, and double remote garage.

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$460,000 - $525,000

INSPECT

Saturday 12 - 12:30pm Photo ID required

CONTACT

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

ELTHAM 39 Kalbar Road Peace, Privacy and Space Offering one of the best leafy settings in Eltham, this family-friendly residence is in a sought-after elevated position opposite parklands. The inviting and light-filled home is set back from the road on about 1200 square metres. The peaceful location is enhanced by the aqueduct walking tracks, Eltham College and shops close by. With an infinite sense of space, due to the high ceilings and large windows, the clever floor plan also features three bright and airy zoned living areas with cosy fireplace and Coonara, large bedrooms, study, double garage plus GDH and cooling. Extras include established gardens, solar hot water (gas back-up system), 10,000L water tanks (plumbed for toilets) & double garage (internal access).

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PRICE GUIDE

$750,000 - $825,000

INSPECT

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

CONTACT

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


MONTMORENCY 2/44 Lilicur Road The One You’ve Been Waiting For! Privately positioned, this brand new stunning family home is a spectacular showcase of modern sophistication, combining brilliant indoor/outdoor entertaining producing a statement of style and luxury that is second to none. Offering three great sized living areas including formal lounge, upstairs rumpus, open plan kitchen, meals and family room opening to your outdoor oasis with covered alfresco, the three bedrooms and open study complete the magnificent space. Quality appointments include stone tops, European appliances, butler’s pantry, polished floorboards, gas log fire, ducted vacuum, split system heating/cooling, ducted heating, double lock up garage plus room to keep the caravan or boat. An inspection will certainly impress the most astute purchaser.

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$780,000 - $840,000

INSPECT

Thur 4 - 4:30pm & Sat 1 - 1:30pm Photo ID required

CONTACT

Tom Kurtschenko 0417 502 944 Romeo Rigoni 0412 126 646 Eltham Office 9431 1222

LOWER PLENTY 2/159 Main Road Ultra Modern Lifestyle Entertain your friends and family in this stylish, contemporary designer residence offering bright and welcoming living areas including separate meals, modern kitchen (stainless steel appliances and stone bench tops), plus great sized, light-filled living room opening via bi-fold doors to a private courtyard boasting the perfect blend of indoor/outdoor entertaining so sought after in today´s lifestyle. Special highlights including polished floor boards throughout, open study area, three large bedrooms, a downstairs powder room, security system, brick feature walls, split system heating and cooling plus double lock up garage with storage area, make this unique property a must see. Call today!

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Tue 24th July at 6pm (unless sold prior) PRICE GUIDE

$530,000 - $560,000

INSPECT

Thur 2 - 2:30pm & Sat 12:30 - 1pm Photo ID required

CONTACT

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MONTMORENCY 11/101 Rattray Road

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Style and Comfort in the Heart of Monty! Meticulously renovated single level unit located some 70m away from Rattray Rd. Comprises 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, expansive kitchen/meals (new s/steel appliances), large dining and lounge, plus large backyard, single carport and extra car space. Features include polished boards, heating, cooling, plus access to a salt water IG pool which is part of the development.

HURSTRIDGE 38 Hillcrest Road

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INSPECT

Saturday 10 - 10:30am Photo ID required

CONTACT

John Haley 0417 352 312 Aaron Yeats 0400 067 024

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Oozing Style, Charisma and Character- over 1/3 Acre! Imagine this - a character filled home built using a mix of recycled timbers modernised to today´s standards, and set on a usable 1300m2 (approx) parcel of land; multiple living areas, and a location that is a mere 600m (approx) walk to the train station, you can have it all here! It features open plan kitchen/ meals/living area, a downstairs rumpus plus home office.

Eltham Office 1022 Main Road T 9431 1222

Saturday 28th July at 11am

Tue 17th July at 6pm (unless sold prior) PRICE GUIDE

$520,000 - $570,000

INSPECT

Saturday 12:30 - 1pm Photo ID required

CONTACT

Aaron Yeats 0400 067 024 John Haley 0417 352 312

Ivanhoe Office 153 Upper Heidelberg Road T 9499 7992

Rosanna Office 131 Lower Plenty Road T 9459 8111

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ELTHAM 1/18-22 Bridge Street Prime Eltham Location - Invest or Occupy Ideally located within Eltham´s commercial hub and forming part of popular Cedar Village, this high exposure showroom / warehouse premises offers a rare and exciting opportunity. • 490 sqm (approx) high exposure showroom/ warehouse • Currently on month to month lease, returning $63,348 PA • Industrial 3 zoning, Terms: 10% dep, bal 30/60/90 days

ELTHAM 3 Grove Street

PRICE GUIDE

$860,000 - $950,000

INSPECT

Friday 12:30 - 1pm Photo ID required

CONTACT

Joshua Franzi 0413 720 244

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Family Home - 1/3 Acre (approx) in Central Eltham! City convenience combines with country ambiance to create this outstanding package - a location that´s just 3 minutes walk from the shops, plus a good sized family home offering a practical floor plan, set on a generous sized private allotment (approx 1380m2). It provides kitchen/meals area, formal dining, family room, rumpus, and private outdoor entertaining area.

Eltham Office 1022 Main Road T 9431 1222

Friday 20th July at 1pm

Tue 31st July at 6pm (unless sold prior) PRICE GUIDE

$530,000 - $580,000

INSPECT

Saturday 1:30 - 2pm Photo ID required

CONTACT

Aaron Yeats 0400 067 024 John Haley 0417 352 312

Ivanhoe Office 153 Upper Heidelberg Road T 9499 7992

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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IVANHOE 2/61 Green Street

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Ideal Location, Spacious Living With a premier Ivanhoe address, and close to all amenities, this ground floor apartment features two spacious bedrooms with robes and abundant natural light streaming in from the outside gardens, a large lounge and separate kitchen with gas appliances and views of the communal gardens. Car parking is easy with two undercover spaces and street parking for visitors.

BELLFIELD 16 Harrison Street

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PRICE GUIDE

$395,000 - $430,000

INSPECT

Thursday 4:30 - 5pm & Saturday 10:45 - 11:15am Photo ID required

CONTACT

Aaron Silluzio 0414 422 299 Jessica Kendrick 0415 984 296

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Prime Corner Opportunity on Ivanhoe´s Fringe Options abound with this well preserved family home on a 697m2 (approx) corner allotment. Simply move straight in, renovate and extend, or possibly re-develop (STCA). It provides formal lounge (gas log fire), kitchen, dining room, 2 bedrooms (potential 3rd bedroom), bathroom, laundry and double carport. Close to Zone 1 public transport, hospital, schools and parks.

Eltham Office 1022 Main Road T 9431 1222

Tue 24th July at 6pm (unless sold prior)

Saturday 14th July at 11am

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Thursday 4 - 4:30pm & Saturday 11 - 11:30am Photo ID required

CONTACT

David Kelly 0410 426 311

Ivanhoe Office 153 Upper Heidelberg Road T 9499 7992

Rosanna Office 131 Lower Plenty Road T 9459 8111

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HEIDELBERG HEIGHTS 2/15 McEwan Road

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PRICE GUIDE

$410,000 - $440,000

INSPECT

Thursday 4:30 - 5pm & Saturday 1:15 - 1:45pm Photo ID required

CONTACT

Alex Morgan 0401 524 119 Aaron Silluzio 0414 422 299

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Executors Auction - Affordable & Spacious Townhouse! Stylish, low maintenance and filled with light, this modern townhouse offers a generous layout that’s ideal for relaxed living and entertaining. This north facing and well appointed abode features a ground floor master bedroom (WIRs and ensuite), two more bedrooms upstairs (one with BIRs and the other WIRs), kitchen, plus open plan living / meals area.

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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.

Eltham Office 1022 Main Road T 9431 1222

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

$450,000 - $510,000

INSPECT

Thursday 4:45 - 5:15pm & Saturday 10:45 - 11:15am Photo ID required

CONTACT

Davide Lettieri 0414 018 707 Kieran Whaley 0410 587 072

Ivanhoe Office 153 Upper Heidelberg Road T 9499 7992

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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HEIDELBERG 6/3-5 Edgar Street

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Heidelberg Lifestyle and Convenience Offering the lucky buyer an excellent opportunity to purchase one of the best value townhouses in Heidelberg, features include an open plan living and dining area with easy access to the rear yard, two great sized bedrooms upstairs serviced by a massive main bathroom, gas heating plus lock up garage. A lifestyle of convenience within close proximity to amenities.

HEIDELBERG 1/140 Cape Street

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PRICE GUIDE

$450,000 - $480,000

INSPECT

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

CONTACT

Aaron Silluzio 0414 422 299

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Sensationally Central Smartly renovated front unit only minutes walk to Burgundy Street, train station and Banyule Parklands. It features a lightfilled lounge, two spacious bedrooms (BIRs), euro-laundry, modern bathroom, stylish kitchen/meals plus expansive Merbau deck and mature garden oasis. Highlights include polished hardwood floors, s/steel appliances, GDH & split system A/C.

Eltham Office 1022 Main Road T 9431 1222

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PRICE GUIDE

$420,000 - $460,000

INSPECT

Thur 1 - 1:30pm & 5:30 - 6pm and Saturday 1:15 - 1:45pm Photo ID required

CONTACT

Thomas Bechelli 0413 181 461

Ivanhoe Office 153 Upper Heidelberg Road T 9499 7992

Rosanna Office 131 Lower Plenty Road T 9459 8111

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MACLEOD 45 Ferguson Street

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$550,000 - $620,000

INSPECT

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

CONTACT

Davide Lettieri 0414 018 707 Kieran Whaley 0410 587 072

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Charming C1950´s Home on 698m2 (approx) Positioned in a much sought after pocket of Macleod is this prime prospect to purchase a cosy and attractive family home or ideal development site (STCA) on 698m2 (approx). Features include 3 bedrooms, living room (gas fireplace and cooling), separate kitchen and meals area, central bathroom, formal dining room, sunroom, laundry and large entry verandah.

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MACLEOD 22 Ruthven Street

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Elevated, Spacious and Convenient The circular driveway gives way to a grand entrance, spacious living rooms and modern conveniences that are part of today´s current demands. The residence provides a generous formal lounge/dining (OFP), family room, updated bathrooms (main with spa-bath), modern kitchen (granite and stainless steel appliances), 3 robed bedrooms and study or 4th bedroom.

Eltham Office 1022 Main Road T 9431 1222

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Thursday 2 - 2:30pm & Saturday 1/2 hour prior to Auction Photo ID required

CONTACT

Thomas Bechelli 0413 181 461 David Moxon 0413 673 636

Ivanhoe Office 153 Upper Heidelberg Road T 9499 7992

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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HEIDELBERG HEIGHTS 57 Dresden Street A New Destiny - Prime Corner 778m2 (approx)

Destiny awaits this modest three bedroom brick home in the area’s premier location. Opportunity abounds here to improve, extend or redevelop (STCA) this great corner allotment, close to hospitals, Zone 1 travel and parklands. Saturday 28th July at 12pm PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

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ELTHAM 67 Parsons Road

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Opportunity to purchase this fully serviced 3388m2 (approx) allotment with the potential to accommodate a large family residence (STCA), only moments from Eltham shops, schools, bus, train, cafes, and restaurants.

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$570,000 - $630,000 Thur 3-3:30pm & Sat 2-2:30pm Photo ID required Aaron Silluzio 0414 422 299 Thomas Bechelli 0413 181 461

HEIDELBERG WEST 2 & 4 Malahang Parade "......better than all the rest!" Only 2 Left!

Development of only 3 townhouses - no owners corp, no common land. No. 2 - large living spaces, luxury kitchen, powder room and auto garage. No. 4 - huge living area, stunning kitchen (stone tops), plus auto garage. Tue 17th July at 6pm (unless sold prior)

3388m2 (approx) - Build your Future

PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

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ELTHAM 35 Wycliffe Crescent

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A tastefully updated home offering beautiful northern views, great yard, and brilliant location. It features kitchen/meals, lounge/dining that opens to the large alfresco, split system heating/cooling and polished hardwood floors.

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CONTACT

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

Eltham Office 1022 Main Road T 9431 1222

Ivanhoe Office 153 Upper Heidelberg Road T 9499 7992

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Commanding Views, Central Location!

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INSPECT

$550,000 Rep on Site by Appointment Photo ID required Tom Kurtschenko 0417 502 944 Romeo Rigoni 0412 126 646

INSPECT CONTACT

Rosanna Office 131 Lower Plenty Road T 9459 8111

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$540,000 - $590,000 Saturday 2:15 - 2:45pm Photo ID required Aaron Yeats 0400 067 024 John Haley 0417 352 312

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

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DOREEN 29 Woodstock Drive Big House! Small Price!

Set on a flat block, this delightful 4 bedroom home, of generous proportions, features a long lounge & dining, big family meals area, separate rumpus, well appointed kitchen, sheltered alfresco, ducted heating and cooling.

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ROSANNA 16 Interlaken Parade

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Exuding a welcoming sense of peace & privacy, this charming c1950´s family home boasts stunning ornate touches throughout, open plan formal dining & lounge, kitchen, meals area, bathroom, separate toilet & laundry.

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PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

$440,000 - $480,000 Saturday 11 - 11:30am Photo ID required Leigh Pridham 0412 470 040

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Perfect Character, Lifestyle & Location! Land - 628m2 (approx)

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Tue 17th July at 6pm (unless sold prior) PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

$520,000 - $580,000 Thur 5:30-6pm & Sat 12:15-12:45pm Photo ID required Kieran Whaley 0410 587 072 Davide Lettieri 0414 018 707

RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES FOR RENT RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES

H’B HEIGHTS 2/8-10 Leicester St Avail NOW $280PW 2 bedroom unit, BIRs, bathroom/laundry, living, heating, meals/ kitchen, gas cooking, PFBs and undercover car space. Contact Di H’BERG WEST 60 Alamein Rd Avail NOW $290PW 2 bedroom home, lounge room, kitchen/dining, heating, bathroom, sep laundry, 2 toilet, PFBs, gas heater and OSP. Contact Meaghan LOWER PLENTY 6/123 Main Rd Avail July 7 $290PW 1 bedroom apt, BIR, communal outdoor area, lounge, kitchen/ dining, S/S appl. D/W, Euro laundry and car space. Contact Sarah H’BERG WEST 227 Liberty Pde Avail NOW $300PW 2 bedroom home, PFBs, lounge, kitchen/meals, robes, bathroom, gas heater, A/C, storage room and single carport. Contact Joshua IVANHOE 3/45 Liberty Pde Avail NOW $300PW 2 bedroom unit, BIRs, open plan living, kitchen/meals, bathroom, c/ yard, heating/cooling and single car accomodation. Contact Bill.S H’BERG 1/600 Upper H’berg Rd Avail NOW $320PW 2 bedroom unit, robes, lounge, kitchen, D/W, gas & electric cooking, D/H, laundry, courtyard and single garage. Contact Bill.D ELTHAM 3/1 Coolabah Dve Avail NOW $320PW Renov 2 bedroom unit, BIRs, lounge, kitchen, bathroom, laundry, heating/cooling, single carport and OSP x1. No Pets. Contact Bill.D $330PW H’BERG HEIGHTS 19/15 McEwan RdAvail July 10 Well presented 2 bedroom t/house, PFBs, living, heating/cooling, kitchen S/S appl. D/W, Euro laundry, storage and OSP. Contact Di DOREEN 66 Baigent Ave Avail NOW $330PW 4 bedroom home, ensuite, open plan kitchen, S/S appl. D/W, meals/family, D/H, evap cooling & double garage. Contact Tamara ELTHAM 1113 Main Rd Avail NOW $340PW Well maintained 3 bedroom home, BIRs, kitchen/meals area, spacious living, gas heating, air conditioner & OSP. Contact Bill.D

Di Bryan 0400 911 005

Sarah Craigie 0409 945 774

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RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES

ROSANNA 3/14 Grove Rd Avail July 7 $350PW 2 bedroom unit, robes, bathroom, kitchen, D/W, gas oven & cook top, meals, living, c/yard, D/H and single garage. Contact Meaghan DOREEN 27 Collingrove Cres Avail NOW $350PW 3 bedroom home, ensuite, BIRs, open plan kitchen, S/S appl. D/W, meals/family, D/H, cooling, deck & double garage. Contact Tamara ROSANNA 4/97 Rosanna Rd Avail June 18 $355PW Large 3 bedroom townhouse, huge lounge room, kitchen and meals area, D/H, gas cooking and double carport. Contact Jaclyn H’BERG HEIGHTS 1/30 Bamfield Rd Avail NOW $360PW Spacious 2 bedroom unit, open plan living, c/yard, 2 way bathroom, WIR, D/H, A/C, single garage and OSP. Contact Joshua ROSANNA 17 Kambea Cres Avail NOW $360PW Spacious 3 bedroom home, robes, ensuite, lounge, renov kitchen, meals, Split/S, PFBs, 2 bathrooms & 2 car garage. Contact Jaclyn H’BERG HEIGHTS 11 Porter Rd Avail NOW $380PW Refurbished 3 bedroom home, lounge, kitchen, gas cooking, dining/living, bathroom, PFBs, laundry and OSP. Contact Meaghan ELTHAM 1149 Main Rd Avail NOW $425PW 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 ELTHAM 13 Ashdale Grove Avail NOW $470PW 3 bedroom home on 1/4 acre, ensuite, kitchen/meals, family room, lounge, covered deck, D/H, cooling, carport & shed. Contact Sarah ELTHAM 9/93 Arthur St Avail NOW $650PW 3 bedrooms, family room, kitchen & dining, lounge, rumpus, heat/ cooling, storage room and carport. Six month lease. Contact Sarah MACLEOD 4 Manor Green Avail NOW $750PW 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 153 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

IVANHOE 18-28-38 Upper H’Berg Rd Avail Jan 1 New development of 69 residential apartments, basement parking, 6 ground floor shops ideal for retail, 67-540sqm. 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 NOW $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 H’BERG HEIGHTS 138 Bell St Avail NOW $25,000PA Corner 80sqm approx showroom, storeroom, office, bathroom, parking. Rental 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 natural light from north facing living areas. Modern well appointed kitchen with Blanco appliances, Caeserstone bench tops & ample storage. Bedrooms are spacious & main features walk in robes & full ensuite. Large deck at the rear ideal for relaxing on a summers evening or having a BBQ. PRICE GUIDE INSPECT MELWAYS CONTACT

$490,000 - $540,000 Saturday 11.00 - 11.30am Photo ID required 12 C7 Robyn Johnson 0417 387 890 Peter Koiker 0418 382 959

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PLENTY 172 Mackelroy Road

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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.

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Tradies Or Truckies - Renovators Or Lifestyle - Nearly 2 Acres

PRICE GUIDE INSPECT MELWAYS CONTACT

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$630,000 - $670,000 Saturday 1.00 - 1.30pm Photo ID required 11 A5 Peter Koiker 0418 382 959 Justin Booth 0417 034 369

Diamond Creek 62c Main Hurstbridge Road T 9438 1133

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Yallambie 35 Bimbadeen Crescent Proportions, Position And Privacy Fantastic opportunity for first home buyers and astute investors. This beautifully presented and spacious 3 bedroom home is situated on 564 sqm approx and is surrounded by beautiful gardens and leafy aspects. Enjoy a sense of space from the generous living and dining area with a large family kitchen that is well equipped for busy meal times. The kitchen extends out to a gorgeous alfresco area – perfect to relax, dine or entertain. Comforts of ducted heating and cooling, double garage and in a brilliant location moments to Yallambie Park, transport, schools and shops.

564 (approx) Thurs 2.00 - 2.30pm & Sat 11.00 - 11.30am Sat 14th July - 11.00am 20 / J7 $400,000 - $450,000 Ivanhoe 171 Upper Heidelberg Rd > TEL 9499 5611 Greensborough 106 Grimshaw St > TEL 9432 1988 > CONTACT Carmel Puttyfoot 0408 173 822 Daniel Sheean 0418 372 406 > VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF > EPR > OFFICE

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478 Greensborough road

Astute buyers will find this full sized property is sited on a perfectly positioned corner block measuring around 720m2 approx. A blue chip opportunity such as this is a call out to homebuyers or developers who are planning something big for the future (STCA) in a location that places everything within easy reach. The home itself has plenty of character and just needs a family to polish up the floorboards and add their own finishing touches to complement the inviting space, comfort and freedom of its large allotment; but the true value is the soil itself. Features: Lounge with Art Deco ceiling & wood heater, Solid timber kitchen with stainless steel appliances, Family/meals area, Three B/Rs, study/4th B/R, Family bathroom with spa bath, Attic play room/storage, 2 toilets, ducted heating, A/C, Side-street access to garage & carport.

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aucTIon Saturday 28th July at 12.00pm insPeCtiOn Thursday 5.00 - 5.30pm saTurday 1.00 - 1.30pm

176 Progress road

20:F3 Land size 720m2 approx Stuart Buckingham 0411 743 336 104 Grimshaw St, Greensborough 9435 0999

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Cocooned within the private tranquil surrounds of its 1500sqm (approx) native garden setting, this magnificent property captures the essence of living away from the city, yet so close to shops, schools, reserves and transport. Three separate living areas enhance the floorplan’s functionality while the seamless indoor-outdoor transition, complete with sparkling kidney-shaped pool. With an idyllic outlook from every room, it’s the peaceful retreat to call your own! Features: Formal lounge/dining room, bright kitchen/family/meals with Coonara, timber kitchen (WIP), rumpus room, three B/Rs, study/4th B/R, three renovated bathrooms (spa bath), covered alfresco entertaining (BI BBQ), backyard, big workshop/storage, ducted heating, R/C air-conditioner, bitumen drive to double carport & bay.

insPeCtiOn saTurday 11.00 - 11.30am

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Melway Contact Office Phone

Quote $750,000 Plus Buyers Melway 21:E1 Land size 1500m2 approx Contact David McFarlane 0418 319 831 Adam McWatters 0404 489 266 Office 1004 Main Road, Eltham Phone 9439 4022


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33 Moola Place

Quietly positioned in an exclusive cul-de-sac and set high on over a quarter of an acre you will find this family home. Features: Three living areas, formal lounge, cathedral ceilings, open plan family/meals kitchen, downstairs rumpus with external access, 4 Bedrooms. 2 ensuites, spa bathroom, return verandah, Storage/wine cellar, BBQ area & self-contained granny flat.

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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 & single lockup garage.

SALE BY TENDER Closing Tues10th July at 6.00pm (Unless sold prior) Quote $580,000 Plus Buyers Melway 12:A12 Land size 1075m2 approx Contact David Oakley 0439 397 284 Scott Anderson 0412 855 775 Office 104 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999 INSPECT THUR 5 - 5.30pm SAT 1 - 1.30pm

PRIVATE SALE Quote Asking $339,950 Melway 21:K6 Contact 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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44 Cressy Street

Conveniently located close to Montmorency Village shopping, cafes, schools and public transport, this family friendly home provides a secure and private quality of life. Features: Spacious formal lounge; 3 bedrooms/ 2 Bathrooms; Kitchen/meals area; Enclosed Alfresco; Rumpus, Games Room with Coonara; wine cellar, studio/home office; Workshop & heaps of storage; Ducted heating & refrigerated cooling.

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21 Lowan Avenue

Set high in a peaceful neighbourhood, this gorgeous home gets full marks for having it all. Features: Bright living/dining area, open family/meals with bi-fold doors, modern kitchen, master bedroom with WIR & ens, 2 zoned bedrooms plus study, chic family bathroom, 2 split system air-cons & powered shed.

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SALE BY TENDER Closing Tues17th July at 6.00pm (Unless sold prior) Quote Contact Agent Melway 21:F9 Land size 853m2 approx Contact Doug Klueh 0438 844 132 Stuart Buckingham 0411 743 336 Office 1004 Main Road, Eltham Phone 9439 4022 INSPECT SATURDAY 11.00 - 11.30am

PRIVATE SALE Quote High $400,000’s Melway 20:H4 Land size 590m2 approx Contact David Oakley 0439 397 284 Stuart Buckingham 0411 743 336 Office 98 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999 INSPECT THUR 4 - 4.30pm SAT 12.00 - 12.30pm


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