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o wonder I feel so average today. According to research released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the average Australian these days is a married woman of 37 (ahem) living in the suburbs of Melbourne or Sydney. She has two children and has regular mortgage commitments of $1800. OK, so not all of this is me, and I don’t work in retail (although these days in the media, you have to wonder …) but the portrait that the bureau paints of the ordinary Aussie is a fascinating one, and for those who still grapple with anxieties about migration and people movements through our region, and what they perceive as major changes to the country, the picture is a surprisingly static one. The average Australian is still an overwhelmingly native one. She was born here and so were her parents. Her language is English. The second-most spoken language in the country is Mandarin, but it’s still a fraction of the country – only 1.6 per cent. A close third is Italian (1.5 per cent). The average Australian belongs to a Christian religion, although the numbers are falling. In all, it is a surprisingly familiar person who emerges from

the analysis of 2011 data, one who gives the lie to the suggestion that we are being ”swamped by Asians” or overrun by Muslims. (Mind you, with fewer and fewer of us adhering to a religion of any kind, that might eventually change.) The disjunction between impression and reality is a rich seam of information for those who study demographic data, and the persistence of the classic Australian type really should not bring much surprise. Female births have been outstripping male births in this country since 1979, but our embedded Anglo-Celtic heritage is profound. According to the data, only 3 per cent declared themselves of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background. And while the number of same-sex couples has risen significantly in recent years, they still make up fewer than 1 per cent of the population. In an election year, this data makes for fascinating, if slightly depressing reading. If you were already tearing your thinning hair out at the tedious mantra about “working families”, then get used to another onslaught. That’s a message tailored for the average Josephine – and her Joe – illustrated above. You hear more and more

from voters around the country that neither major party seems to be speaking to or for them in their narrow appeals to a limited number of electorates – and now you know why. When you’re less than 3 or 1 per cent of the population, why would they bother? Single working women (and men), single mothers, families with incomes that just pip what has somehow become the acceptable upper level, public servants and self-funded retirees will all become invisible people this year, as the catch-cries of “keeping interest rates low” compete with “looking after ordinary Australians” in the 24-hour news cycle. The paradox is that while the ABS can accurately paint a picture of a statistical median, no voting Australian is ever of one kind, particularly not in such self-interested times. I’ve written here before about how federal elections have now just become an auction held exclusively for the residents of a few seats in New South Wales and Queensland. Now that we know for sure that this 37-year-old working mum populates most of those electorates, the major parties will be writing her a very loving, and specific, serenade. And singing it with one voice. \

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n the days and weeks after December 15, 2011, the evening he fell off a ladder at his Richmond home and sustained severe injuries, we faced the prospect of a world without Molly. And, for millions of Australians who grew up with him on their television sets, it would have been a much less-entertaining world, a world without a version of English that Molly Meldrum made his own and that we all came to love. But clearly Meldrum is made of tough stuff. Here he is, sitting on his favourite couch at his Richmond home, juggling phone calls, talking to his dog Ziggy, as energetic as he was just a few weeks before the accident. Back then I had dropped in and he’d shown me a cake the shape and (almost) the size of a mummy’s tomb, the icing meticulously tracing the face of one of the pharaohs I’m sure Meldrum could name. That visit was to a man without a care, chatting about Rhianna and Beyoncé and Jay-Z and Egypt and St Kilda Football Club. A few weeks later Australia was holding its breath waiting on daily reports about his progress, about whether he would survive the terrible accident. It’s a great relief to see that Meldrum appears to be in great shape. And that his mischievous sense of humour is as sharp as ever. “They had a speech therapist when I had to do stuff for television and she was great,” he says of his rehabilitation. “We can’t explain it but I’d lost my ‘ums’ and ‘errs’. I asked (the doctors) if I could have the speech therapist again. They said, ‘You don’t need it’. I said, ‘Well, I actually do because somehow I’ve lost my ums and errs and, let’s face it, if I lose them and I lose my hat that’s it; the act’s gone for me’.” As much as wants to avoid the “icon” references, Meldrum is still as big as they come in this country. His star – which rose in the 13 years he hosted the ABC’s Countdown and then for years on Hey Hey It’s Saturday – has never dimmed. The honours have flowed, including recently appearing on an Australia Post stamp. Now he’s the subject of a stage show and a television program. “I don’t know much about it,” he says. “Molly the musical – imagine that. I think the working title is You Can Leave Your Hat On, whatever that means. I’ve authorised it, but I prefer them to do it, not me.” He will be involved as an adviser. How does he feel about the shows? “I’m trying not to put too much thought into it. Initially I was, ‘No, no, no’, as I was with the stamp. I felt embarrassed. But then I thought, ‘Stop being stupid and so ungrateful’.” His career is powering ahead, too. He’s re-signed with Channel Seven to appear on Sunrise and Sunday Night, and continues his work with Foxtel and MTV. Meldrum talks about his gratitude towards the specialists and hospital staff who cared for him, his brother, Brian Meldrum, and long-time personal assistant, Yael Cohn, who worked around the clock to co-ordinate his recovery. Also friends and members of the public who ensured he knew he was loved. “I’m forever grateful to the Alfred, first off, and Professor Jeffrey Rosenfeld, and then the Epworth with Dr John Olver and the staff,” Meldrum says. “And I was very overwhelmed with the reaction that happened with the public.” Rehab was tough, he says: “They wouldn’t take no for an answer so I had to learn that they wouldn’t take no for an answer.” What was the most difficult part of rehab? “Being in the ward that had head injuries and all of that and meeting all the different patients and realising that I’m lucky and I didn’t realise there was so much of this and how patients cope with it.”

the hat is back After the accident that nearly killed him 16 months ago, Ian “Molly” Meldrum is back, and the subject of a stage show and TV program. He talks to PETER WILMOTH

Meldrum says he often reflects on how lucky he was to survive, and the extraordinary nature of the reaction to his accident. “The response was overwhelming,” he says. “From the Australian public, the cards, the letters, the emails. There were thousands of cards. Families would write and the kids would write as well. Some would draw it. Some were addressed to Ziggy saying, ‘How are you; how are you coping with this?’ “It was too much to cope with. I didn’t know how to cope with it. I was overwhelmed by it.”

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n December 15, 2011, Meldrum fell off a ladder while putting up Christmas decorations at his Richmond home, sustaining a fractured skull, ribs, shoulder blade, vertebrae and collarbone. He also sustained brain injury and had to be placed in an induced coma. He spent five weeks at The Alfred hospital, “which I don’t remember at all because I was unconscious, basically”. He then spent five more weeks recovering at the Epworth Hospital. The weeks in hospital wore him down. Perhaps not considered a flight risk, Meldrum was fed up with being in hospital and did a runner from the Epworth. “I just thought, ‘I’ve got to get out and I’ve got to be home and not have people treating me as a patient and be mollycoddled’, because I’m hopeless at that,” he says. “I thought, ‘How do I get out of here? Because it had keys in the ward I was in. You weren’t allowed to have phones and sound, and whatever. They were fantastic, but I thought I’ve got to get out of here, and I thought, ‘I don’t know how’. “I talked to a couple of the other patients … and they were telling me about the rehab (centre) across the road. So I asked some more questions and I found out they didn’t have keys over there and I went ‘Mmmmm … that’s the way we get out of here’. At that time there were promos on telly for a series called Alcatraz. So I carefully watched the promos and thought ‘Mmmm’.” It was arranged for him to be at the gym in the morning. “I thought, ‘right’. The night before they were

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showing the Academy Awards so I watched that with everyone else. In the morning I went across to the gym. (The trainer) said, ‘I’ve got to do something, you just go and sit over there’. I said, ‘I think I’ll just go for a walk’. I said, ‘It will do me good to exercise’. “And then I took off through the gates, and she said to someone, ‘Molly’s just gone!’ and the chase was on. I went the wrong way. For someone who lives in Richmond, just down the road – I ended up in Hoddle Street, and that’s where they caught up with me. They chased me down to Bridge Road and then it was on. I got across to the other side of Bridge Road, went for a coffee. I asked for a coffee and said, ‘Could you order me a taxi please?’ She came back and said, ‘Here’s your coffee. I’ve rung for a taxi’. And the minders (turned “I’ve lost up): ‘He’s not getting any taxi’. The waitress said, ‘Are you Molly my ums and Meldrum?’ I said, ‘Aaah, sort of’. errs. if I lose “She said, ‘Aren’t you in hospital?’ And they said, ‘Yes he is, and he’s them and I lose going back right now’. I gave her my hat, the 20 bucks for the coffee and I took off down Bridge Road and I looked act’s gone” at the Richmond Town Hall and the clock and I used that like a lighthouse. “Got home. I outpaced them, I think. But I couldn’t get in the house. My brother Brian arrived. I said, ‘Open the house Brian’. He said, ‘I’m not opening the house’. So I reminded him that when we were growing up and we couldn’t get in the house we’d punch a window and get in that way. Brian threw me the keys and said, ‘Do what you want to do. You’re off your head’. “I sat where I’m sitting now and said, ‘I’m not moving. This is me now’. And I didn’t have to go back.” He went back to rehab for day visits. “At home they insisted I have minders. They checked the house and said I couldn’t go upstairs so I made a bed in the library.” As part of his rehab, Meldrum flew to Phuket for three weeks, “to swim and do rehab and also to get out of what I call the ‘Molly bubble’. It was overwhelming.” In the bubble he was too much the centre of attention.


“Believe it or not, a lot of my character is introverted so I didn’t know how to cope with it. I really didn’t.” The experience changed him in many ways. “Getting to know a lot of the other patients and become good friends with them, I thought, ‘My God, I’m nothing compared with what Scotty has to go through’. “And watching them address it and cope with it and be very obedient in doing the rehab, I thought, ‘If they can cope with this, and not complain, that is great’.” He saw a lot of courage. “So much so,” he says, “it altered me in my own thinking and my approach. Just appreciating people and life. And appreciating that people are so caring. “The trouble that people went to (for me) was incredible. And watching how the nurses, the doctors, everyone in the hospital, how they are so good, so, so good. It just all rubs off on you.” At what point did he realise he was going to be OK? “I didn’t really look at it that way. I just was determined that I didn’t want to have to be a patient to anyone and be fussed about and whatever, you know? I guess that drive helped me. And people being so nice.” Back at home in Richmond, and feeling much better, Meldrum went about his normal life. “People would come up in the street, down at Coles. I didn’t stop doing things I do normally anyway, shopping. It was embarrassing. I’d go down to Coles and people would say, ‘We’ll help you push the trolley’. ‘No, no, no, please don’t do that’. And then I had to explain it was holding me up, for god’s sake.” He found strength through the support of his friends, his brother and Yael Cohn who, he says, did “an incredible job”. “And just people, you know. I might be just walking down the street and people would stop me in their cars and that gives you strength, you know? “And my beloved St Kilda, my team, did some really lovely things. Storm did some incredible things as well. So I felt very proud of that.” Physically he’s on the mend even if he says the plates that are inserted in various parts of his body “still move a bit – one on my left shoulder, one in the ribs, one on the spine.” He’s got his humour back. I suggest that barracking for St Kilda is character building. “If character building is a pathetic man that wears a hat who’s seen crying at the MCG twice in one year with Collingwood in two grand finals, I’m not sure that’s character building.” What is it then? “I think that’s tragic.” He seems to be in a great place. He spends two months a year with his partner in Thailand. He’s back working hard and has never been in greater demand. Meldrum takes me into his back garden to show me where the accident happened. “I slipped and crashed there,” he says, pointing to the side of the pool. There’s been plenty of that famous Meldrum chuckle today, and our meeting ends with one. He says he spoke at a function after the accident. He got up and said: “I’m sitting at a table with (diver) Matthew Mitcham. I’ve always been in awe of him because of what he achieved at the Beijing Olympics … “Looking at him I actually hold him in more awe now, right? Don’t get me wrong. I don’t fancy Matthew. Why I hold him in awe is I keep on thinking, ‘How the f--did you climb up that incredible podium and not fall off, let alone then do the perfect dive, whereas I only went up a ladder, a very small one, and the pool was right beneath me, and I missed the f---ing pool completely. How did you do it?’ “I said to him later, ‘I hope you didn’t mind me saying that’. He said, ‘No, mum and dad loved it’.” \ pwilmoth@theweeklyreview.com.au We Welcome your feedback @

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e went to a wedding recently with a bunch holidays. I even shared my house painter’s contact card, of gorgeous young things in their early 30s. dammit. No one got it on, no one stood on a chair and (Remember when you thought turning 30 gave an impromptu speech, and there was not one single was old? Now 30-year-olds look and seem very, very late-night dim sim from Twins either. Dammit again. young to me. So young, some of them were even drunk Am I wrong, though, in thinking that when you’re in BEFORE the wedding. Imagine). the stage of life that involves mortgages, marriage and kids, Anyway, all these gorgeous young things were on the your focus is on paying the bills, juggling school holidays threshold of the next big stage in their lives – marriage, and finding the all-too elusive work-life balance, which mortgages and kids – but were not yet shackled from means there’s very little time to party with your mates, the constraints of such things that they managed to which in turn also means less time and brain-space party hard and wholeheartedly all weekend. to bitch about them? I’m just petrified that I’m The next day, on the bus to the airport, we becoming almost a bit nice by default. I missed listened to them talk. About who was feeling Naaaaaah. Good thought though. But for that feeling me these days, the people I see every day aren’t the seediest, who got on with who, who of being in a old drinking and work buddies but other they’re all worried about and how funny was everything that happened the night before. So parents at school drop-off. There have been gang funny someone laughed so hard she hiccupped a few hearty barbecues and a very interesting in bed all night like a rabbit on heat, apparently. school fund-raiser or two, but the partying They also discussed how many calories might have repertoire for this demographic usually involves a been consumed in Champagne, and why someone threw quick wine at 6pm at the end of some kid’s birthday up (she hasn’t had a proper meal for days and needs to eat party. Not much time and certainly too much chaos to some steak, in case you’re wondering. I was). have a good bitch and moan there, really, let alone go I loved it, and realised I missed that all-consuming through the minutiae of someone else’s life. feeling of being in a gang – of having time and energy to When I set out on this parenting journey, I made not only have a wild night but to relive it the next day in a rule to myself to never get involved in school-gate minute detail. Of having the time and energy to dissect, politics. I vowed to never criticise or discuss the private analyse and unpack other people’s lives, people you lives of other primary caregivers, at least within earshot might know intimately and care for, so not bitching, of of anyone who knew them. I was determined to set a course ‌ just, you know, like, saying ‌ good example, at least to my kids, and play clean. I caught up with dear old mates the other night, And now I’m regretting it. \ khall@theweeklyreview.com.au and while the party spark was still there and I definitely had a hangover the next day, we did we welcoMe your feedback @ spend an inordinate amount of time discussing www.theweeklyreview.com.au/my-view someone’s cholesterol levels. Oh, and the cost of

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There are two reasons for this: the winemakers seem ver summer, Federation Square became a home happier to talk about their wines and the story behind away from home as my family and I tended a them than they are selling actual bottles. Plus, the event small veggie patch on the car park’s rooftop, caters for every type of wine lover. From those who overlooking Birrarung Marr and the Yarra. bring their own stemware (glasses to anybody outside As a family, we’ve been making the most of Fed this nerdy wine circle that I count myself a member of) Square’s facilities and attractions on an almost daily in leather-bound cases to people who just want to basis since October – from the National Gallery’s try a few wines at their own pace. Kids Corner and the Beer DeLuxe gelato it’s a The last event, scheduled for April 3 and stand to the forecourt – during Melbourne’s chance to 4, was cancelled due to weather. It wasn’t seemingly endless run of summer events. There’s been so much going on it would be spend a night Melbourne’s stifling weather that was to blame; it was because the constant heat in the easy to miss the Fed Square Wine Showcase, tasting wine regions due to appear – Strathbogie, King which is held six times a year in the atrium. It’s wines Valley, Alpine Valley, Beechworth, Rutherglen a little like a farmers’ market, with winemakers and Glenrowan – meant their grapes ripened early from different Victorian regions descending on and needed to be picked. The wineries have all been the atrium with their wines and a bunch of stories to invited back for the next showcase at the start of June. tell about them. With the year’s harvest safely tucked away in the Held bi-monthly, on the first Wednesday and winery, the winemakers can get on with the important Thursday of the month, the event offers a great chance stuff: talking about and sharing their wines. \ to spend a night tasting wines from several Victorian bthomas@theweeklyreview.com.au regions that would take a week, possibly two, to cover if you were to drive between them all. » http://www.fedsquare.com/events/wine-showcase/ The showcase also gives smaller producers a chance to get their wines in front of hundreds of people and to reaD more reviews sign some up to mailing lists. Direct communication www.theweeklyreview.com.au/wine with consumers is a key sales and marketing method for small boutique producers. I’ve been to a few showcases – “discovering” new wines and wineries at each one – and, wines aside, what For your chance to win one of two double-passes to has impressed me most is the vibe in the atrium. The the June Fed Square Wine Showcase, valued at $50 event is not trying to be anything other than a bunch of each, just let us know which area of Federation Square passionate wine lovers pouring drinks, and it shows: the the event is held. Go to www.theweeklyreview.com.au/ winemakers’ enthusiasm rubs off on everyone, creating competitions to enter. a rare atmosphere.

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Made separately at three Yarra Valley wineries (Oakridge, Yering Station and Hoddles Creek) before being blended, it’s a pretty cool wine. With interesting aromas of white peach, melon, spice and oatmeal, it’s silky smooth, with a nice line of acidity and super-fine tannins that carry complex flavours of grapefruit, lemon, fig and hazelnut around the mouth. It’s a polished and rather subtle wine that’s best drunk at room temperature (like many whites) to get the most out of it. Food match \ Roast chicken

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Made by young winemaker Owen Latta, this wine is sourced from several small vineyards dotted around Ballarat. Interesting, perfumed aromas of plum, spice, dark cherry, cedar oak and a graphite minerality have a delightful complexity. Medium-bodied flavours of blood plum (flesh and pips), vanilla, stalks and garam masala spice are intense, yet delicate. Smooth and fresh, the wine’s acidity cuts through the rich flavours, which carry on nicely through to the finish. Food match \ Mushroom risotto

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Witchmount made waves a few years ago when its 2004 estate shiraz was voted best in the world in a French wine show. The current estate release is good, but this entry-level shiraz is the wine I’d rather drink. It has an effortless, fruity charm. Cherry, violet, cured meat, blackberry and a hint of liquorice dominate the aromas, while there’s real purity to the flavours of red and black berries, vanilla and a hint of coffee oak. Nicely structured, with soft tannins and juicy acidity, it rates high on drinkability. Food match \ Home-made burgers

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lemente Talarico looks to Hollywood’s golden age for filmic cues in its autumn/winter 2013 collection. The Melbourne label, run by Paul Talarico and Clement Chuah, has been on the fashion scene for six years and delivers niche menswear for the sartorially hip. “We’ve taken looks from the strong and rugged to the nerdy and Ivy League,” says Talarico of this season. “That is often portrayed by actors such as Paul Newman, Marlon Brando and James Dean.” The boutique menswear label opts for a classic and no-fuss look this season – fusing elements of ’50s cool with an overt masculine silhouette. “From rockabilly check to Ivy-League tweed, we cover classic hunting jackets and sports coats but update them with current-day fits and detailing,” says Talarico, who opened the first shop on Gertrude Street in 2007. Pea coats are given a slimmer cut for a modern silhouette, while Ivy-League pullovers appear with an in-house designer print. There are classic long-sleeve Henley shirts and double jersey cardigans – all appearing with a modern adjustment to an otherwise classic look from a bygone era. Chuah and Talarico don’t follow mass trends. It’s been their point of difference to fit on the left of mainstream. In an ever-changing retail market, they’re convinced that steering clear of big trends is what keeps their heads above water. Sure there’s a downturn in retail spending, but blokes are willing to invest in something that’s different and made with quality materials. “There are a lot of risks involved within this level of creativity,” says Talarico. “But our directions are often independent of mass-market trends … I think there is a market for diversity and designer menswear within Australia … To the guys who totally get us, we salute you.” Leather and denim feature heavily this season. It’s a must-have look, according to Chuah and Talarico. “Both are designed with new and classic details and combined to keep a look that is quintessentially ’50s while observing a subtle degree of new fashion edge,” says Chuah. Between them they have more than 30 years’ experience in the business.

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Melbourne’s Clemente Talarico takes menswear to a sartorially hip corner – one where styling your look comes fashionably easy – from fitted pants to tapered coats, there’s a bit of leather, lots of denim, and shirts with a ’50s twist.

Their partnership works thanks to a clear-cut understanding of what each brings to the fold. “The varied skills we have make our partnership ideal as we are able to achieve a lot of things autonomously and not have to rely on other people,’’ says Chuah. “Also we are constantly learning things to help us be better skilled, which is a result of establishing a new business. “You find you are forced to step out of your comfort zone in order to save money and also quench that thirst for more knowledge. We work really well together because we are really determined to make Clemente Talarico a brand that people really enjoy wearing. “There is always this massive drive to produce something that is distinctive and not just another cookie-cutter clothing brand.” \ jrocca@theweeklyreview.com.au » clementetalarico.com

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Bloodsports \ Suede (Warner) » suede.co.uk

it’s fair to say the world wasn’t really crying out for another suede album. after kickstarting (and then disowning) the 1990s Britpop movement, the london group drifted into self-parody before reaching an ignoble end. Or so it seemed. a reunion three years ago, riding a surge of ’90s nostalgia, gave the band a surprise second wind. still, nostalgia only takes you so far. what’s most remarkable about Bloodsports is that it isn’t a sedate footnote, trading on past glories, but a furious attempt to rewrite history. album opener Barriers sets the tone, part glam and part grit, part Bowie and part smiths, armed with a chorus that sounds bigger – and more aggressive – than ever. tracks such as the sublime and sinister Sabotage and It Starts And Ends With You make a play for the mainstream, but Bloodsports is an album that belongs in the shadows. its more subdued second half is rife with the sort of dark obsessions and dangerous sexuality that have characterised the group’s best work. For suede, the mythology has always been as important as the music. listening to suede feels like joining a gang of slightly decadent misfits, clothed in back leather and op-shop glamour. it’s music that other people aren’t supposed to like – that makes sense to you and the chosen few. as such, Bloodsports isn’t going to be for everyone. it’s an astonishing return to form, but it’s not a record that really belongs in 2013. that’s OK. suede never really sounded like they belonged to the 1990s either. now, as then, they just sound like suede. \

watching \ Mad Men. Six seasons in, this is still top-shelf drama. Well worth forking out for an iTunes season pass. listening \ Devendra Banhart Mala. A sparse, rambling and unusually straightforward album from the unpredictable Houston songwriter. anticipating \ The Place Beyond The Pines. Out in May, this is the new work from the director of Blue Valentine – a film that still haunts me.

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The Company You Keep \ Opens Thursday, April 18, Rated M, 127 min » www.madman.com.au

When housewife Sharon Solarz (Susan Sarandon) stares mournfully out the kitchen window one morning, we can assume drama is imminent. But, instead of facing down the usual mid-life trials and tribulations, Solarz is arrested at gunpoint by the FBI and exposed as a fugitive terrorist. Soon, small-town attorney Jim Grant (Robert Redford) is on the run, wanted by the feds for a three-decades-old crime. What unfolds is an enjoyable, if never particularly gripping, political thriller involving the 1960s radical group the Weather Underground. Undoubtedly, the cast is its best asset. Redford is always watchable and even Shia LaBeouf, as pushy journo Ben Shepard, is more engaging than he’s been in a long while. Cameos from well-known (and well-worn) faces help lift a pedestrian plot, but ultimately the film gets bogged in muddy ground between fact and fiction. In striving to feel like a memoir, it prunes back the action elements, but then ties up its tale in some all-too-neat knots. \

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This hipster-baiting (or, possibly, hipster-tickling) sketch comedy proves that old paradox about the most specific art having the widest appeal. Really, it’s a series with one joke – that Portland in Oregon is an odd place, a sort of craftsy Royston Vasey, where arty types can take refuge from our cynical, commercial modern hell. It’s a good joke and, without too much effort, can be applied to, say, Northcote or Castlemaine. In the first episode, writers and stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein chase a hunky mixologist to the wilds of California. Armisen wonders why the sun isn’t covered by clouds, while Brownstein panics about her lovely pale skin. Ridiculous, yes, but there’s some potent notes of truth here. What the show does best is identify the petty ways we all attempt to mark our patch. Whether it’s pickling vegetables, digging a backyard “fire pit” or arranging a “cool” wedding, these characters are trying that little bit too hard to stand out from the crowd. Portlandia encourages us to point and laugh, even as we recognise the lurking shadow of our own hobbies and affectations. \

It’s a good week for live, energetic pop, with two offbeat acts bouncing onto Melbourne stages. At the Northcote Social Club, Brisbane quintet The Trouble With Templeton will be launching their new single Like A Kid – a surprisingly muscular chunk of power pop. On the face of it, they’re working a similar seam of indie rock to Sydneysiders Boy & Bear, but there’s something a little wilder and more interesting going on here. Even more exciting is the long-awaited return of American twee popsters They Might Be Giants. Into their fourth decade, the group’s live shows are still a dizzying sugar rush of punky arrangements and irresistible melodies. Birdhouse in Your Soul remains one of the most joyous, smile-inducing tracks ever laid down. \

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Books \ A NEW COLLECTION OF ESSAYS ON INDIE BOOKShOpS rEASSurES COrrIE pErKIN

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n a recent Good Weekend article, local author Peter Robb argued that bookshops these days fail to provide the excitement, sense of adventure, and curatorial expertise of the places he frequented as a young man. “The thrill of the new was gone,’’ he reflected. “In its place, a feeling of oppression, noise and nausea.’’ While I would argue that Melbourne still has several worthy independent bookshops that offer an excellent hand-picked range of quality fiction and non-fiction, my sympathies are with Robb and anyone else who visits a big barn-type bookshop where books are treated as commodities and not little works of art, and where the retailer’s chief goal is to turn over as many units as possible, regardless of the quality of writing or production. As a bookseller and bookworm, the bleak mood of Robb’s article deeply affected me. Bad enough that we are risking everything on a business model that perhaps no longer has an audience. But how would my avid reader self cope if there were no more decent bookshops in which to browse? My faith was renewed when, a few days later, I opened the pages of a new book. My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places To Browse, Read And Shop caught my eye because the book’s title is very similar to our own business, My Bookshop, but also because it’s a good thing when writers get behind the cause of the beleaguered indie bookshop. My Bookstore features essays by 84 American writers who address the topic of their favourite bookshop, past or current. It’s a joy to read comments such as Pulitzer Prize-winner Richard Russo’s: “Bookstores, like libraries, are the physical manifestation of the wide world’s longest, best, most thrilling conversation,’’

or Simon Winchester’s description of his favourite bookshop, The Bookloft in Massachusetts: “They know books at the Bookloft, as the best of the independents do, and most of the chains never need to. The staff there read; they know; they anticipate. They scan all the trades, the blogs, the Twitter feeds.’’ Dave Eggers writes of San Francisco’s Green Apple Books: “This is the beauty of atmosphere and careful, inspired curation.’’ Isabel Allende, meanwhile, nominates another Californian bookshop, Book Passage in Corte Madera. “The only place as comforting as a friendly bookstore is probably your grandmother’s kitchen. The sight of shelves packed with books of all kinds, the smell of printed paper and coffee, and the secret rustle of the characters that live in the pages warm any heart. “I go to Book Passage to pass the time, to read, to gossip, and to lift my spirit.’’ And a final comment from writer Pico Iyer, which perhaps reflects the philosophy of dedicated indie booksellers such as ourselves: “My bookstore is the place where I find myself, as well as my home, my passion – and my reason for trying to do what I do.” \ cperkin@theweeklyreview.com.au My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places To Browse, Read And Shop Edited by Ronald Rice and Booksellers Across America » $29.99 (Black Dog and Leventhal)

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Lean In: Women, Work And The Will To Lead By Sheryl Sandberg » $34.95 (Ebury)

this beautiful, intelligent novel examines shifts that occur when the order of a peaceful pre-industrial Age British village is disturbed by a group of strangers who arrive at the end of the barley harvest. the community becomes anxious about its future and, when there is a change in ownership, concern turns to fear. How will the changes affect the villagers? the New Statesman described Harvest as “the most seductive and enthralling of Crace’s novels’’. His fans are sure to agree. \

Facebook chief operating officer sheryl sandberg’s new book has ruffled a few feathers, but its main thrust – that women need to stand up and fight for a role in the corridors of power – has reinvigorated the women’s rights debate and brought younger generations into the discussion. “i believe that if more women lean in, we can change the power structure of the world and expand opportunities for all,’’ sandberg writes. Not an original idea, but certainly one worth repeating. \

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Gallipoli: A Ridge Too Far Edited By Ashley Ekins » $49.99 (Exile)

Weird Things Customers Say In Bookshops By Jen Campbell » $14.99 (Constable)

Let’s assume you already have in your bookshelves Les Carlyon’s excellent 2003 tome Gallipoli, and you are looking for another stellar historical summary of that campaign to add to your collection. this is the book. Australian War Memorial military historian Ashley ekins brings together essays from respected historians from every country involved in that bitter 1915 conflict. the result is a fascinating anthology of perspectives that focus on strategies and plans, as well as key battles, and the lasting legacies. \

Continuing our bookshop theme, we’ve had quite a few laughs over this little gem since it arrived on the shelf. the collection reminds us that, yes, booksellers have been asked whether Anne Frank wrote a sequel, or Beatrix Potter wrote a book about dinosaurs, or if the shop stocks any author-signed copies of William shakespeare’s plays, or “Who wrote the Bible?”. Our favourite? Customer: “Do you have this children’s book i’ve heard about? it’s supposed to be very good. it’s called Lionel ritchie and the Wardrobe.’’ \

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ART & CULTURE LAUGHING WATERS OPEN HOUSE The Laughing Waters Artist-in-Residence open house and studio is an exclusive glimpse into the lives of artist residents in action, as well as a rare opportunity to see two of Eltham’s historic homes.

One of the current artists, Michael Peck, practises a cross discipline of painting, drawing and site specific installations. He has exhibited extensively and been the finalist of many prestigious awards such as the Sulman Prize, Dobell Drawing Prize and the Archibald Prize. He has spent part of his residency at Laughing Waters working on his Memory Project, which explores the connection between imagery and memory, with a focus on the experience of the surrounding environment. ■ Birrarung House, 195 Laughing Waters Road, Eltham. April 27, 2pm and 4pm. 9433 3126.

COURTHOUSE POETRY READINGS Those on the prowl for some literary bites and delights will be sure to relish these readings held monthly by poets and performers from around Australia. This month’s guest poet is Eric Beach, one of Australia’s most dynamic and accessible poets. He is also a playwright, and his work has been performed countrywide, from the Opera House to jazz festivals and featured on billboards in railway stations. He’s been included in every anthology published by major Australian literary magazines and has published five collections of poetry including Weeping for Lost Babylon, winner of the NSW Premier’s Literary Award and the Age Poetry Book of the Year award. There’ll also be an open mike section where guests can read their latest work. ■ Eltham Courthouse, 728 Main Road, Eltham. April 18, 7.30pm. 0438 339 732.

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FAST EASy dinnERS meals while cramming so many other things into the day. If you’re low on time to cook or think about possible meal ideas, come to this constructive workshop. It will offer low-cost, easy and quick recipes for the time- and energy-constrained. All dishes are made with a few simple ingredients and lots of authentic Greek flavours. ■ Diamond Valley Library, Civic Drive, Greensborough. April 23, 7pm. 9434 3809. \ COMPILED BY PRISCILLA MOCA

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orget the spacious room, fantastic views or the pool. In my opinion the best thing about staying in a hotel is hanging the Do Not Disturb sign outside my door. As I’ve previously mentioned, I’m not good at making a date with my bed and switching off. I lie awake making mental lists while simultaneously creating three-dimensional worries that will mellow into first-class anxieties. The DND sign doesn’t stave off my self-torture or prevent the couple next door from throwing heavy objects around the room and grunting as I’m dozing off. But it will stop the guy whose job it is to restock the mini-bar and the Deputy Commissioner of Taxation from banging on my door – and that’s very reassuring. There are few constants when you travel regularly (which I do, as an entertainer) although some things are guaranteed: the promoter is a nincompoop with the brains of a crushed ant, the sound guy’s name is Axel or Grunt and 60 Minutes is on the TV every Sunday night. Other than these certainties, every hotel room delivers a whole new bunch of voodoo and procedures to mess with my head. There’s the origami trick-bed; no matter which way I pull I can’t turn down the bedspread. They must tuck it into a concrete slab in the basement of the building. The television screen invariably displays a personal welcome message, valet and laundry details, and the running total of my account, but no guidelines on how to find a television program. Oh, and there’s the shower that alternately freezes or parboils my body. But despite these cyclic inconveniences, there’s no


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The name gives a nod to a previous resident of the building – Lindrum’s Billiard Centre – and one of the hotel’s compelling features is a billiards table from that period, restored to its former glory by Alcock, Walter and Thompson. Memorabilia of Walter Lindrum (who established 57 world records, some of which still stand) in his championship era surround the billiards room and create the perfect focal point for this sleek and elegantly simple hotel. Commissioned in the 1900s by Melbourne tea merchants Griffiths Brothers for their new shop, the design is typical of the red-brick romanesque revival style used at the time in Flinders Street and Flinders Lane. \

As we hippety-hop towards an election, I’d love to read the drink-coaster correspondence left behind in the bar of this pantheon of political champs. The Hotel Windsor, a byword for impeccable service and timeless elegance, is the oldest of Australia’s grand hotels. It was the dream of shipping magnate George Nipper, who commissioned Charles Webb to design the hotel that opened its doors in December 1883. Due to its location opposite State Parliament, it has hosted many guests who invariably get their way; Malcolm Fraser, Sir Robert Menzies and Paul Keating have all hung out their Do Not Disturb signs after a day of wrangling the numbers. If only the walls could talk. \

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better condiment for a quick change of mood (other than choosing the Arial typeface instead of Century Gothic) than spending a night in a hotel – especially if the hotel has a history and unique personality. The Grand Hotel on Spencer Street is a Melbourne icon with a prestigious history. This heritage-listed, majestic building, constructed on the site of the city’s first racetrack, is more than 120 years old. Everything about the hotel is grand; the got an 110-metre-long hallways on each floor have ironic iconic been compared to the Flemington straight. Not idea? surprising then that the West Indies cricketers email me (allegedly) played a practice game in one of these halls. The sandstone walls and wrought-iron lacework unmistakably identify the hotel’s charm and history. Inside, the grandness is visceral; the carpet, wallpaper, stained-glass windows and chandeliers all inform the building’s character and represent timeless values. In 1833, Melbourne’s founder, John Batman, built his home on this site. Two years after he died in 1839 (aged 38, suffering advanced syphilis), his cottage became the office of colony superintendent Charles La Trobe and police magistrate William Lonsdale. Horse racing moved to Flemington in 1840 and the site became the city’s seat of power. The current building was erected in 1891 as the head office of Victoria’s railways. When the transport ministry moved in 1985, the building remained dormant until it was converted into a hotel in 1998. It has been said that the past is another country, but there’s no passport required to visit this elegant and classic example of Melbourne’s history. \ boomboom@rachelberger.com

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something for someone less fortunate than me. .

Are Australians volunteering enough? It is improving, but it could improve more. We have so much to give, and not many people realise it. People overseas have so little and we have so much to give.

I would encourage young people to volunteer by … telling stories of my trip to inspire other people that they can make a difference. Should celebrities be linked to charities? Yes. They should be doing more than other people, because they have heaps more than most people in our community. My community hero and why: Josie Long. Josie is an American who lives in the Philippines running a Girls Home! She has given up her life to educate, help and be a godly example to the girls who come there from the nearby squatter areas. Are politicians doing enough for the underprivileged? I’m not sure. If I was prime minister for a day I would … visit the poor people and donate lots of money to organisations helping them. \ ccritchley@theweeklyreview.com.au


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here may be logic behind Subaru’s Liberty X. Even so, it may just go down as one of those things that seemed like a good idea at the time. The X is a premium Liberty with the suspension jacked up 50 millimetres. That may not sound like much but it is very noticeable, and it’s the car’s only problem; it looks weird. There’s a generous gap between the top of the tyre and the bottom of the wheel arch. Car designers call this the dead-cat space – true – and they go out of their way to minimise it. The X maximises it, and now we can see the car designers’ point. No one at my gym liked it. A woman who has been into Subarus since they launched in Australia in 1971 (she just traded her Liberty on an XV) said it looked so funny she wouldn’t even consider it. Even some friends who saw it in the dark said it was odd. Subaru has jacked it up for two reasons. First, it makes entry and egress for older people easier, a big reason they choose SUVs, and secondly, because with 200mm of ground clearance the Liberty becomes a natural for people who regularly face challenging topography; farmers, country drivers and even city folk with very steep drives. So I broke off my regular road test route to take the X along a very rough, potholed, actually downright nasty forestry track, and it acquitted itself faultlessly. With all-wheel-drive it’s as competent as many

SUVs and a long way better than some when the going gets rough. The suspension is tight – tight enough to make the ride quite firm – but out in the potholed wilderness this makes the car most reassuring. It feels unbreakable and throughout it remains comfortable and reasonably quiet. With a higher centre of gravity, however, the handling is down a bit on regular Liberty models and the rear end especially can get a bit vague when the car is pressed through twisty bits.

Navigation and Subaru’s impressive Eye Sight technology, to warn about objects ahead, lane drift and errant pedestrians (it’s errs on the safe side and is a bit like having your mum in the back seat), is included, along with adaptive cruise and good audio. And, hey, it’s easy to get into and out of. But it’s only a proposition if you need occasional ground clearance and you can come to terms with owning a funny-looking car. \ editorial@theweeklyreview.com.au

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ill Sides thinks he was probably about 16. He was a boarder at Scotch College at the time anyway, and at the Head of the River boat races in Geelong when he saw this old car, he says that “caught my imagination”. It wasn’t the car exactly. That, by all accounts, was a pretty rough set of wheels. “A couple of kids from Wesley had got this car going. It was basically a farm hack,” he says. “They’d probably been chasing rabbits and things with it. They’d made a very rough body with sugar bags stretched over the side.” What set Sides’ mind ticking over was the vehicle’s “very elegant engine, its clean lines”, and it ran so quietly. He was “not really interested in cars” back then, he admits. But he loved mechanical things, such as drilling machines. “I’d been literally drilling holes all my life,” says this retired Wheelers Hill drilling contractor. He was given his first drilling rig, a working sales demonstration model, as a three-year-old. He’s still got it – along with probably just about everything else he’s acquired in his 66 years. Of course, he went on to become a drilling contractor, like his father and grandfather before him. The car he saw at the boat races that day was a Belgian-built Minerva and its intriguing sleeve-valve engine was one piece of machinery he never forgot. Fast-forward several years and Sides went to his first Bendigo swap meet, thinking he just might find a sleeve-valve engine up there. He did, among the remains of an old Minerva. The price was $300. “That sort of fitted my pocket,” he says. “And that’s this car here.” Sides points to a telephone box-red 1914 14-horsepower Minerva, an open-top car, among several others in his large garage. “Of course it didn’t look like that, just a few bits in the bottom of a trailer,” he says. The important thing was that in that trailer there was a sleeve-valve engine. There were two, in fact. It took him six weeks, he reckons, to separate the frozen parts. “I figured I could piece up one out of the two. I didn’t four in the country. Still, he rates the Minerva as the intend to restore it as a car (but did anyway), and it’s better car. Its sleeve-valve 6.6-litre straight eight, he says, turned out to be the only one in the world (of that is extremely powerful. “I think it’s got more power than model). Although there’s a similar car there (he points the V16 Cadillac.” to another Minerva). That one’s the previous model As well, he’s got a sleek-looking 1927 doctor’s coupe, from 1913.” a single-seater Minerva that once belonged to a mayor What is amazing, really, is that what started out as a of Sydney. Another one he likes to talk about is a tall, youthful fascination for an engine turned into a passion boxy-looking 1913 18hp Minerva. This car, he says, is in later life, leading to an extraordinary car collection. similar to the one Henry Ford drove. In fact, Sides lays claim to having the largest collection “I like telling Ford owners this, but old Henry was a of Minerva cars in the southern hemisphere. bit of a two-faced old coot. He didn’t drive a Ford, he He owns 10 Minervas, from the smallest, a tiny drove a Minerva like that. He actually towed his 1904 636cc two-seater called a Minervette, to T-Model with it. The car has a 3.3-litre engine the biggest, a 40hp, 1932 straight-eight limo “First and can do 65mph (a touch over 100km/h) and that, according to Sides – who’s a veritable gear is for will “sit all day on 60mph (96km/h)”. encyclopaedia when it comes to Minerva cars tow-starting Sides says he’s done 35,000 miles (about – is similar to Cadillac’s V16, the one used by a Mack 56,000 kilometres) in that car. “It’s a very Chicago gangster Al Capone. usable car. People think old cars, it can’t be “Cadillac went to Europe to copy Europe’s truck.” used. Wrong!” he says emphatically. best. And that’s the car they copied,” he says of But his favourite set of wheels is still the red 1914 the straight eight. “Everything but the engine. The 14hp car, probably because he’s had that the longest – 35 Minerva design pre-dates the Cadillac by a couple years – and was the one he bought as a pile of junk “to of years.” play with the sleeve-valve engine”. He bought “the big fella”, as he calls it, in Chicago. That engine, which he claims is “100 per cent It had belonged to the local church chief, Cardinal original”, is a 2.1-litre four-cylinder with a long stroke Mundelein. “It was probably the most expensive car in and lots of torque. “It’s a very flexible engine,” Sides says. the world (at the time). He owned a Duesenberg as well. “It’s a very improbable design. It shouldn’t work, but it So he was quite a lad,” says Sides with a chuckle. does. And it works remarkably well.” A turquoise and black car, the limo has whitewall Rather than poppet valves, the Minerva engine has tyres and headlights the size of dinner plates. It also has two oscillating sleeves around each piston with slits at solid timber-framed suicide front doors and weighs in at the top that act as intake and exhaust ports. The sleeves nearly four tonnes. The chauffeur sat on a hard leather become the valves. They are silent and efficient. seat, while behind a glass partition in the back his The car took Sides five years to rebuild, but he drove corpulent passenger stretched out on velour upholstery. it after three years, sitting on a wooden box. Today it “It’s a remarkable piece of work. It’s much better built has brown vinyl seats you’d swear were upholstered in than the Cadillac,” says Sides. It’s no surprise to learn well-matured leather – “that’s fooled many people” – that Sides also owns a Caddie V16, one of only three or

nuts & bolts The Minerva was Belgium’s premier automotive marque. The Minerva Motor Co, based in Antwerp, became Belgium’s largest manufacturer. But the car was expensive and sometimes referred to as the Continent’s Rolls-Royce. It was popular among European royalty. By 1923, the Minerva had four-wheel brakes and in 1926 added a vacuum servo. \

and rides on 24.5-inch wire wheels. It has no electrics. Its brass headlights are original and run on acetylene gas fed from a gas “generator” on the running board. The sidelights are kerosene. The roof is a canvas, fold-down pram type on a Melbourne-built Tarrant body, with running boards and a trunk on the back. The gearbox is four-speed. “But you only use three of them. First gear is for tow-starting a Mack truck,” Sides says, laughing. Sides has done 45,000 miles (more than 72,000 km) in it. “There is no way I’d touch it. It’s just running so well,” he says, describing it as “an absolutely wonderful car”. If he had to sell every car he owned but one, he’d keep the red 1914. “It’s probably the roughest of the lot, but it’s probably the best of the lot. It’s very easy to drive, it’s fast – it’ll cruise all day at 50mph (80km/h) – it’s very economical, it’s great. And it’s 1914.” Sides believes this car could be the “most modern veteran Minerva in existence”. He bases this on the dates on the gears and differential, stamped July 1914. “The factory was overrun in August 1914,” Sides says. “So that car must have been almost driving out the back door when the Germans were coming in the front.” \

Pride in his fleet: Bill Sides and his 1914 Minerva – “an absolutely wonderful car”. (kevin norBury)

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viSit … Gardens by the Bay

Giant “super-tree” sculptures dominate this 101-hectare garden wonderland beside Marina Bay. Take a walk among the treetops for aerial views over the city or escape into the air-conditioned biomes to discover some of the world’s most remarkable plants. \ www.gardensbythebay.com.sg

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Giant Panda Forest

Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay

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The location’s brilliant – on Clarke Quay, five minutes from Orchard Road – but guest-room views over Marina Bay and the Singapore River are the standout attraction. For business travellers, premier rooms have high-speed Wi-Fi, Nespresso machines and executive lounge access. \ www.novotelclarkequay.com

The latest address from switched-on hotelier Loh Lik Peng (New Majestic, Hotel 1929), this Little India newcomer has 29 quirky rooms over four floors, each level conceived by a different design studio. In-house restaurant Cocotte serves rustic French fare. \ wanderlusthotel.com

Marina Bay Sands

Parkroyal on Pickering

Singapore’s most arresting new edifice is a triple-towered structure with what looks like a cruise liner on top. The complex contains more than 2500 hotel rooms, casino, a mall, seven signature restaurants and a 150-metre rooftop infinity pool. \ www.marinabaysands.com

DriNK at … Get a taste of Singapore’s growing indie drinking scene at Bar Stories (57a Haji Lane), where the staff dispense with menus and tailor tipples to patrons’ tastes, using fresh ingredients and top-notch booze. Chinatown jazz bar B28 (28 Ann Siang Road) serves what some regard as the city’s finest cocktails, possibly because they come with free crisp pork belly sandwiches. At The Cufflink Club, barman Joel Fraser, ex-The Tippling Club (www.tipplingclub.com), offers charcuterie and kooky drinks such as Jiak the Ripper, garnished with bits of Barbie doll. \

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The just-opened Parkroyal sits in a green space of vertical gardens and waterfalls and has Singapore’s highest energy conservation rating. The 367-room hotel is on the edge of the CBD, handy to Chinatown and riverfront entertainment. \ www.parkroyalhotels.com/pickering

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Pandas Jia Jia and Kai Kai are the stars of the River Safari, a wildlife park that re-creates major freshwater ecosystems such as the Amazon and the Congo. The giant pandas make their debut in the Yangtze River zone this year, alongside golden pheasants and red pandas. \ www.riversafari.com.sg

Waku Ghin

Iggy’s

Tetsuya Wakuda’s first overseas restaurant is an elite 25-seater with city skyline views where the 10-course, $S400 ($A311) degustation menu runs to sea urchin with caviar and wagyu with wasabi. Ranked 29th in Restaurant magazine’s coveted World’s 50 Best list. \ www.marinabaysands.com

The cuisines of Europe, Asia and Australia converge at Iggy’s, named Restaurant magazine’s best restaurant in Asia last year. Ignatius Chan’s intimate dining room at the Hilton on Orchard Road is one of the city’s flashest eateries, with a wine list skewed towards Burgundy’s best. \ www.iggys.com.sg

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Ming Kee

This airy bunker set in tropical gardens in the old barracks area of Dempsey Hill packs in city workers and leisured expats with its Med-influenced menu of salads, sandwiches, pastas and parma. It’s big on brunch, too. \ pscafe.com

Feted for serving some of the city’s best seafood, Singapore locals swear by the crab bee hoon – thin noodles fried in the wok with whole crab. 556 Macpherson Road \ khill@theweeklyreview.com.au april 17, 2013 \ The weekly review 27


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DARREN jONES

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FLETCHERS

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HOCkINg STUART

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jELLIS CRAIg

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MISSION STATEMENT 27 CEDRIC STREET, IVANHOE EAST, 3079

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t was Hollywood, more than the home of sangria and flamenco, that inspired Spanish mission architecture to take root in Melbourne. Film stars luxuriating in front of hacienda-style mansions in the Hollywood hills filled the pages of design magazines in the 1920s, and the ever-aspirational Aussies sought to follow. Unsurprisingly, the style was most keenly taken up close to the bay: the St Kilda sea baths, Palais theatre and the apartment buildings along The Esplanade are some of Melbourne’s most famous examples. As Ilyuka – the Portsea property that sold for $26 million in 2010 – clearly demonstrates, some locals could afford to replicate the mansions of movies stars. Most, however, found ways to adapt the style to much more modest properties. Splendid on top of a cliff, Melburnians soon discovered that Spanish-mission architecture also looked right at home along suburban streets, even north of the Yarra. This Spanish-mission property was built just a few doors down from Ivanhoe Park in 1927. In a town more famous for that other popular American interwar import – the Californian bungalow – the property continues to stand out from the crowd. It impresses guests and passersby alike with some noteworthy architectural features. A dramatic portico entrance with broad arches is propped up by twisted “barley sugar” columns. The render is rough and textured and the portico roof tiles are rounded. Arches also feature in the leadlight windows, some of which are crowned by decorative shell-like mouldings. Once inside, the windows warrant even closer attention. Not only do they frame pretty pictures of the garden, their delicate blue stained-glass pieces shimmer as the sunlight streams through. The front rooms are not unlike the elegant spaces you would find in other houses built in the 1920s and ’30s. However, they are larger and airier than most and have a more relaxed and rustic – almost coastal – look and feel. An archway in the lounge introduces a robust fireplace, which occupies its own recess lined in small but distinctive leadlight windows.

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“Beautiful blend of period detail and modern living in family-oriented location.” David Oster – Agent

Nelson Alexander \ 9490 2900

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Double doors, again adorned in delicate stained-glass designs, open to the dining room. Like the lounge, this space has high decorative ceilings and a fireplace. The original section of the house also includes the main bedroom and a study or fifth bedroom. The bedroom connects to a dual-entrance en suite and to a bona fide dressing room, which would also be ideal as a nursery or hobby room. The study has rough-textured walls and leadlight windows with rich timber surrounds that lend the space an established, scholarly feel. Much of the integrity of the original Spanish-mission design has been retained despite a major extension that almost tripled the size of the house in the 1980s. The new section cannot be seen from the street, which adds to the surprise when you see just how big this house really is. A vast living space overlooks a large tree in the backyard through stunning floor-to-ceiling windows. High ceilings and timber boards define the family hub, which is served by a kitchen with new stainless-steel appliances. Double doors swing open to the side verandah, which steps down to a lower deck and out to the fully tiled pool with crazy paved surrounds. A gazebo with a high-pitched, rounded roof houses a Jacuzzi. The deck has been cleverly built around the trunk of an enormous old oak that shades almost the entire garden. You are reminded of the vintage of this property by the sheer size of the trees. The Pittosporum ‘James Stirling’ hedge is so high your neighbours would have to be giants to see in. The lower floor of the house opens directly to this private backyard. It includes three bedrooms, one with en suite, a shared bathroom, workshop and cellar. The kids not only have their own private accommodation, they also rule the roost in the upstairs rumpus/home theatre. This may not quite be the right house for a movie star, but it is just right for a large family: it has plenty of space under the roof and outside, but it also has plenty of style. \ LIAM CARTER property@theweeklyreview.com.au

Price \ $1.6 million – $1.75 million

Auction \ April 27 at 3pm

Fast facts \ 1927 Spanish mission house with 1980s extension; arched portico entrance; leadlight windows; fireplaces; high decorative ceilings; large family hub with new kitchen; rumpus/ home cinema; zoned accommodation; private backyard with large trees, fully tiled pool and Jacuzzi. Ivanhoe East \ 9kms from the city

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yArrAMbAt \ 3-4 CEduNA COuRT This is a family house where the kids will always have something to do. Offering stylish modern living on a peaceful and private country estate of nearly 8000 square metres, your primary concern may be that they will never leave home. A full renovation 11 years ago has transformed this house that now accommodates four bedrooms, a study and a lower ground-floor rumpus room. The entrance to the centre of the house provides a natural break between the three kid’s bedrooms and the main bedroom and formal lounge at the other end of the building. The floor plan effectively combines zoned accommodation and formal and informal living areas. A large open-plan kitchen, meals and family room highlights the best features of the house with a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows, french doors to the rear verandah and views of the azure pool, landscaped grounds and rolling hills beyond. The stylish stone kitchen has a timber-topped island bench, an abundance of cabinets, an induction stovetop and a built-in coffee machine. An open fireplace warms the living space, which also has a ceiling fan and a built-in entertainment cabinet. An undercover wrap-around verandah of polished concrete encircles the whole residence and at the rear accommodates an undercover entertainment area, a great viewing platform for the pool and tennis court. \ EMMA HOUGHTON

postcode

3091

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Morrison Kleeman \ 9431 2444

Price \ $1.2 million – $1.3 million

MACLEOD \ 43 HARBORNE STREET

AgEnts’ ChO i CE POSTCODE

3078

Barry Plant \ 9467 5444

Price \ $700,000 +

Auction \ April 27 at 3pm

Nelson Alexander Ivanhoe 9490 2900 3

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3088

Fletchers Eltham 9430 1111 3

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301/21 Rex Avenue, Alphington ................................................................. Price: $1.4 million - $1.54 million ................................................................. Auction Saturday April 27 at 1pm ................................................................. OFI Wed 1.30-2pm; Sat 2-2.30pm .................................................................

7 & 1/5 Woodland Grove, Briar Hill ................................................................. Price: $570,000 - $650,000 ................................................................. Sale by Negotiation ................................................................. OFI Sat 10-10.30am .................................................................

With bold design, an exclusive location and spectacular views, this residence offers a life of luxury amid Yarra parkland surrounds.

Be quick to secure your choice of two executive townhouses in this superb Briar Hill location. Take advantage of huge stamp duty savings.

Let's eat lunch @ Apte, 538 Heidelberg Road Let's eat dinner @ Paladarr, 7 Rowe Street Let's drink coffee @ Apte, 538 Heidelberg Road

Let's eat lunch @ Urban Grooves, 99 Grimshaw Street Let's eat dinner @ Eos Greek Tavern, 83 Grimshaw Street Let's drink coffee @ Holy Moley, 134 Main Street

Auction \ April 20 at 1pm

Set away from the street, this revamped and extended family property features the highest-quality fixtures and fittings. It has timber floors and now follows a modern colour scheme. The front of the house is original but has been revamped. There are high ceilings and an open fireplace in the formal living and dining area. This is connected to the up-to-date kitchen, which has CaesarStone benchtops and stainless-steel appliances. The breakfast bench overlooks the main family zone – the result of the extension. It features exposed aggregate floors and looks out to the backyard. It also opens to a covered spotted-gum deck, making it easy to entertain all year round. When the weather is fine, there is a paved outdoor dining area where you can also host guests. The main bedroom is upstairs and has a walk-in wardrobe and an en suite that has red mosaic tiles. There’s also a retreat area upstairs that is currently set up as a study. Three more bedrooms are downstairs and share a bathroom, which has a bathtub and green mosaic tiles. \ BIANCA VILLAROSA

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3085

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rosANNA \ 2/35 InvERmAy GRovE This is an unusual and exciting offering for Rosanna. A subdivision has created two generous blocks and clever design has ensured complete privacy. In all aspects here – light, space, modern convenience, sustainable design – generosity is a defining characteristic. Designed by award-winning Marcus O’Reilly Architects, the floor plan has been zoned for sleeping and living. Maximising the elevated views to the east and a sunny northerly aspect, the single-level residence has a 6.5-star energy rating as well as effortless contemporary style. Featuring polished floorboards and white interiors, the rear north-facing kitchen, living and meals area is a highlight. A wall of windows with bifold doors to a large outdoor deck has high ceilings and clerestory windows. Less obviously, comfort is guaranteed by double-glazing, cross ventilation, wide eaves and heat-absorbing thermal mass walls. The deck has a steel-framed pergola and a surrounding timber bench with a creative stainless-steel balustrade and is the perfect spot to admire the house’s exterior. The spotted-gum cladding blends beautifully with the environment, providing warmth and texture. Three generous bedrooms have built-in wardrobes; the main also has a luxury en suite with walk-in shower. Rock maple cabinetry is a feature throughout the house, as are mountain-ash floors. \ EMMA HOUGHTON

postcode

3084

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Miles Real Estate \ 9497 3222

Price \ $900,000 +

Auction \ April 27 at 1pm

VIEWBANK \ 49 DUFF PARADE POSTCODE

3084

Miles Real Estate 9497 3222 3

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29 St James Road, Rosanna ................................................................. Price: $690,000 - $740,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday April 27 at 11am ................................................................. OFI Thu 5.15-5.45pm; Sat noon-12.30pm .................................................................

POSTCODE

3095

Barry Plant Eltham 9431 1222 4

2

4

5 Stringybark Road, Eltham South ................................................................. Price: $1 million + ................................................................. Sale by Negotiation ................................................................. OFI Saturday 11.15-11.45am .................................................................

Buckingham & Company \ 9435 0999

Price \ $560,000 +

Auction \ April 27 at 1pm

With several living areas inside and out, this three-bedroom house has plenty of room the whole family can enjoy. A carpeted formal lounge is at the entrance and joins to the casual family area, which has terracotta-coloured tiles. The updated kitchen, with ample cupboard space, looks out to the rear yard, where there’s hardly any lawn to mow on weekends. It can be reached from the meals area. Sliding doors open to a covered deck, where you can enjoy morning coffee. The deck steps down to a gravel path and leads to the large outdoor entertainment area. It is suitable for larger family gatherings and has a meals preparation area and wood-burning heater, making it convenient when dining outdoors. Two bedrooms are at the front of the house and have built-in wardrobes. Another bedroom with built-in wardrobes adjoins the central bathroom. This property also includes ducted heating, reverse-cycle air-conditioning and a designated office that can be reached from the garage. It’s close to Price Park and Viewbank College. \ BIANCA VILLAROSA

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A high-quality lifestyle opportunity secluded on 616sqm (approx) with a northerly rear orientation in an established garden setting.

This north-facing, superby crafted Alistair Knox house on more than 4000sqm showcases an enviable list of special features for family enjoyment.

Let's eat lunch @ Miss Marie, 45 Beetham Parade Let's eat dinner @ Baan Thai, 137 Lower Plenty Road Let's drink coffee @ Jillian's Café, 115 Lower Plenty Road

Let's eat lunch @ Sugar Kube, Arcade, 972 Main Road Let's eat dinner @ Ginger Garlic Indian, 9 Dudley Street Let's drink coffee @ Volumes Café, 70 Commercial Place

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CrOydON HIllS \ 25 SEttLERS HiLL CRESCEnt Families who enjoy entertaining and outdoor living will love this light-filled four-bedroom house. The open-plan family living, meals and kitchen zone opens on one side to a covered outdoor entertainment area with a north-facing timber deck. On the other side is a shady, paved pool-side area. Inside, four living areas include a lounge off the front entry, family living, a ground-level rear playroom with study alcove, and a kids’ retreat upstairs. A zoned layout offers parental peace and space for the kids – the main bedroom and en suite, a guest bedroom and family bathroom are downstairs, with two bedrooms and a third bathroom upstairs. The home was renovated and extended about 10 years ago, with the addition of the second storey. The vendors recently painted throughout, replaced carpets and installed new European stainless-steel kitchen appliances and refrigerated cooling upstairs. The gardens on this 812-square metre block have been landscaped for low maintenance with drought-tolerant plants. There’s a double carport at the front, well-maintained in-ground pool, two 4500-litre water tanks, gas ducted heating and split-system heating and cooling. Several schools and parks are within walking distance, and EastLink is a few minutes’ drive away, bringing the city, Yarra Valley and the Mornington Peninsula within easy reach. \ LIZ McLACHLAN

postcode

3136

4

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Jellis Craig \ 9851 3888

Price \ $690,000 – $750,000

WATSONIA \ 1/11 POWLEY PARADE

Auction \ April 20 at 2pm

AgeNTS’ CHO I Ce POSTCODE

3095

Buckingham & Company \ 9435 0999

Price \ $460,000 +

Barry Plant Ivanhoe 9499 7992 2

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POSTCODE

3084

Fletchers Eltham 9430 1111 4

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H1.05, 1056 Plenty Road, Bundoora ................................................................. Price: $450,000 ................................................................. For sale ................................................................. OFI Mon-Fri 11am-2pm; Sat 1pm-3pm .................................................................

12 Eamon Drive, Viewbank ................................................................. Price: $500,000 - $550,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 4 at 2pm ................................................................. OFI Sat 11-11.30am .................................................................

In the heart of the Polaris town centre is this last remaining two-bedroom apartment on level one of the Aries building featuring open-plan living, balcony and car space.

Enjoy the advantages of a convenient locale in this quality house perfectly positioned to enjoy family life with vast living areas and peaceful surrounds.

Let's eat lunch @ Myoshi Sushi, Polaris Town Centre Let's eat dinner @ Pho 999 Vietnamese Restaurant, Polaris Town Centre Let's drink coffee @ Gloria Jean's, Polaris Town Centre

Let's eat lunch @ Cellini, 191 Burgundy Street Let's eat dinner @ Byzantine, 1/76 Turnham Avenue Let's drink coffee @ Yoyos, 34/56 Burgundy Street

Auction \ April 20 at 1pm

Despite sharing the block with two other properties, this modern three-bedroom townhouse offers a high level of comfort and convenience. A contemporary interior featuring white walls and timber floors sets the scene downstairs. The lounge is at the front and looks out to the tidy front garden where there’s room for the kids to play. This informal living area also opens to a private courtyard offering space to entertain outside. Back inside, a meals zone is near the kitchen, which has stone benchtops, stainless-steel appliances and plenty of cupboard space. Upstairs are two carpeted bedrooms with built-in wardrobes; they are separated by a stone-coloured bathroom that has a bathtub. One bedroom opens to a balcony that has views of the quiet street. A third bedroom with built-in wardrobes is downstairs and is next to a second bathroom. Double-glazed windows, a single-car garage and storage space are other features here. The house is minutes from Watsonia shopping village, Watsonia station and schools. \ BIANCA VILLAROSA

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3087

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ELTHAM \ 28 FLORISTON GROVE

WATSONIA \ 44 GabONIa aVENuE

WE LOvE IT

Darren Jones \ 9432 2544

Price \ $390,000 – $430,000

Auction \ April 27 at 12.30pm

Fletchers \ 9430 1111 Price \ $550,000 – $630,000 Expressions of Interest \ Closing April 23 at 5pm

From its elevated corner position, this three-bedroom house confirms it’s about quality over quantity. It would make the perfect first home for a young family or couple seeking less space to maintain. Warm and inviting from the outset with its clean-cut frontage, it opens into a light-filled and spacious living area. A freshly painted cosy meals area, overlooked by a homely timber kitchen, adds to the family ambience that features throughout. The main bathroom is well positioned and separate to the toilet, adding to the house’s many comforts. The main bedroom is the largest and all three feature built-in wardrobes. The outdoor area is a standout and ideal for entertaining, with a massive outdoor deck and plenty of space for children and pets. There is a single-car carport, adjoined by a workshop, as well as additional gated parking space. It has evaporative cooling and ducted heating throughout, and is central to Diamond Village shops and Greensborough Plaza, as well as a short walk to schools and parks; the ring road is within easy reach. \ PRISCILLA MOCA

If you’ve been looking for a project to renovate but don’t want to start from scratch, this elevated property could be perfect. The current owners have done all the big jobs, including excavating under the house to make way for a rumpus area. There’s also two bedrooms downstairs and a bathroom; it has been plumbed but needs to be completed. The main living area and new kitchen have timber floors that are still unpolished. The kitchen also has stone benchtops, an Ilve stove and treetop views of Eltham – a common outlook from the Eltham Woods Estate. The dining and lounge areas have bifold doors that open to an outdoor entertainment zone; it’s covered and overlooks the backyard. Three more bedrooms, with coloured feature walls, are in good shape without renovation. The main has a walk-through wardrobe to an en suite while the two others share a bathroom. Other benefits include ducted heating and cooling and under-house storage. \ BIANCA VILLAROSA

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3087

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DONCASTER \ 2/6 baIRd STREET NORTh POSTCODE

3088

Darren Jones 9432 2544 3

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121 Nell Street, Greensborough ................................................................. Price: $430,000 - $470,000 ................................................................. EOI Closing Monday May 6 at 7pm ................................................................. OFI Thurs 4-4.30pm; Sat 1-1.30pm .................................................................

3084

Miles Real Estate 9497 3222 3

1

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18 Darvall Street, Rosanna ................................................................. Price: $570,000 - $620,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 4 at noon ................................................................. OFI Thu 5.15-5.45pm; Sat 2-2.30pm .................................................................

Barry Plant \ 9842 8888

Price \ $800,000 +

Auction \ April 20 at 11am

The inside and outside of this townhouse reflect the meticulous detail that went into its construction, with its opulent fixtures and high ceilings. There are polished timber floors throughout, and through the hallway, full-length windows show off an atrium deck to the left, and larger private sundeck to the right. It also leads to the main bedroom, which has a huge walk-in wardrobe and en suite. The open-plan living and dining areas bask in natural light, and connect to a kitchen with granite benchtops and splashbacks, an island bench and Smeg cooker. The main bathroom and en suite also have granite benches. The expansive living areas have access to the tranquil back deck. The other two bedrooms are upstairs and adjoin a retreat. Both have built-in wardrobes, and one has a balcony. The double garage has internal access, and the main living area and bedrooms are fitted with split-system heating and cooling units, and double-glazed windows. It’s just minutes from Westfield Shoppingtown, public transport and local schools. \ PRISCILLA MOCA

postcode

This three-bedroom house will suit those looking to add value with a modern-day makeover and perhaps even an extension up or out (stca).

A classic garden setting conceals the stunning new renovation of this graceful residence delivering beautiful lowmaintenance living.

Let's eat lunch @ Urban Grooves, 99 Grimshaw Street Let's eat dinner @ Café Spice, 4/118 Main Street Let's drink coffee @ Holy Moley Coffee, 134 Main Street

Let's eat lunch @ Toti's, 46-48 Beetham Parade Let's eat dinner @ Byzantine, 76 Turnham Avenue Let's drink coffee @ Scooters, 133 Lower Plenty Road

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Ivanhoe East 511 The Boulevard Captivating Views On The Boulevard First time offered in 60 years! Taking in the captivating views & with dual frontages to The Boulevard & McCubbin Street is this unique offering in arguably one of Ivanhoe East’s most prestigious streets. Set on 1059m2 approx of land this property has many exciting options: restore the home to its former glory, redevelop, or use for your dream home site (STCA). Comprising 3 brs, central bathroom, kitchen, lounge, family/dining opening onto casual living area & downstairs multipurpose room. Features: manicured gardens, double garage, workshop all within close proximity to East Ivanhoe Shopping Precinct, Public Transport, Exclusive Private Schooling & Parklands. 34 The weekly review \ april 17, 2013

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$1,250,000 - $1,350,000 Ivanhoe 171 Upper Heidelberg Rd > TEL 9499 5611 Greensborough 106 Grimshaw St > TEL 9432 1988 > CONTACT Christopher Macey 0411 330 311 Walter Ortner 0412 371 899 > EPR > OFFICE

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NELSON ALEXANDER

ivANhOE EASt 27 Cedric Street

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A hOmE Of diStiNctiON: SpANiSh miSSiON ELEgANcE This exceptional family residence (ca 1927) in tranquil gardens offers formal and informal living areas, 4 BRs, large study/5th bedroom, games room/home theatre, well-equipped kitchen, 2 bathrooms, laundry, extensive decking and fully tiled solar/gas heated pool, plus exquisite period detail, air conditioning and generous storage. Land size 1158 sqm (approx).

AUctiON iNSpEctiON pRicE gUidE OfficE cONtAct

Sat 27 April at 3 pm Wed 6-6.30 & Sat 12-12.30 $1.6m-$1.75m 146 Upper Heidelberg Rd, Ivanhoe | 9490 2900 Dave Oster 0418 800 120 Annalise Newell 0402 937 607

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aLpHiNgtON 301/21 Rex Avenue

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BOLd dESigN, ExcLuSivE LOcatiON, SpEctacuLar viEwS! OvEr 25 SQuarES! A lifestyle of luxury amid Yarra parkland surrounds, this enormous 3 bedroom penthouse includes two deluxe bathrooms, vast open living/ dining area and Miele-equipped kitchen, huge terrace with breathtaking views over the river to Yarra Bend Park, plus heating/cooling, lift access to foyer, two lower-level car spaces.

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auctiON iNSpEctiON pricE guidE OFFicE cONtact

Sat 27 April at 1 pm Wed 1.30-2 & Sat 2-2.30 $1.4m-$1.54m 146 Upper Heidelberg Rd, Ivanhoe | 9490 2900 Annalise Newell 0402 937 607 David Oster 0418 800 120


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ivANHOE 80 Livingstone Street

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A grANd dESigN fOr fAmiLy LiviNg Very large rooms, a superbly zoned floor plan and a prime address close to Ivanhoe Village, major schools and transport are just some of the attractions of this substantial modern residence. Light-filled accommodation comprises: downstairs; formal living and dining rooms, study, informal living and dining zone, stunning kitchen (Miele appliances and granite benchtops), laundry/utility room, powder room and WC. Upstairs are a third living zone, exceptionally spacious main bedroom with dressing room and ensuite, three further double bedrooms, tiled main bathroom and WC. Including a double garage, additional off-street parking and a workshop, this well-appointed property features generous storage throughout, ducted heating and cooling, vacuum and intercom security.

AUCTiON iNSPECTiON PriCE gUidE OffiCE CONTACT

Sat 4 May at 3 pm Thurs 12.45-1.15 & Sat 10.30-11 $950,000-$1.05 m 146 Upper Heidelberg Rd, Ivanhoe | 9490 2900 Liz Walker 0412 659 140 James Labiris 0409 094 767

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EagLEmONt 23 Ormond Road

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FirSt cLaSS pOtENtiaL with a priviLEgEd EagLEmONt addrESS Sited on a massive 923.5sqm (approx) of prime land backing onto Mount Eagle Estate, this ample allotment is awaiting to be reborn. Consider renovating, extending the current home with room for a swimming pool or luxury new home site/subdivision potential (STCA).

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privatE SaLE iNSpEctiON Sat 3.45-4.15 pricE gUidE $1.199m 146 Upper Heidelberg Rd, Ivanhoe | 9490 2900 OFFicE Liz Walker 0412 659 140 cONtact James Labiris 0409 094 767 David Oster 0418 800 120


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ENErgy-EfficiENt cONtEmpOrary StyLE, traNquiL gardEN SEttiNg This exceptional residence, built to 6-star efficiency specifications, is set in low-maintenance gardens close to Alphington Park, Yarra Wetlands and schools. Oriented to capture year-round natural light, its high-ceilinged rooms include expansive living and dining areas linked by a retractable wall, library zone, a superbly equipped kitchen (stone benchtops, premium appliances and pantry), three bedrooms, a verandah ‘room’ with leafy views, two large well-fitted bathrooms (one with laundry), air-conditioning and an internal-entry garage. A terrace to the rear opens out to a Balinese-inspired garden with outdoor fireplace and concealed water tanks. Featuring double glazing and gas heating, this appealing property comes with architect’s plans for a 4th bedroom and ensuite bathroom (STCA).

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Sat 4 May at 11 am Thurs 7-7.30 & Sat 11.15-11.45 $950,000-$1.05 m 146 Upper Heidelberg Rd, Ivanhoe | 9490 2900 Liz Walker 0412 659 140 James Labiris 0409 094 767

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iVANhOE 20 Clark Road A drEAm SitE with A firSt cLASS AddrESS A rare opportunity presents to build your new home in this tightly held pocket of Fairy Hills, surrounded by prestigious homes and Yarra River precinct. Fully serviced, your level parcel of land (524sqm approx) includes detail house design plans with City of Banyule planning permit approval for a luxury 3 bedroom Comdain home with a 6 star energy rating. Alternatively you can realize your dream design and build to specific requirements in this exclusive community.

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Sat 4 May at 12 pm Thurs 5.30-6 & Sat 12.45-1.15 $550,000-$600,000 146 Upper Heidelberg Rd, Ivanhoe | 9490 2900 Liz Walker 0412 659 140 James Labiris 0409 094 767

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Uncompromising attention to detail and emphasis on brilliant outdoor entertaining are among the highlights of this superior quality 3 bedroom and study townhouse. Beautifully situated down a ‘private lane’ conveniently positioned in an ideal location an impeccable property boasting style, space, the best of contemporary appointments, 2 bathrooms, stunning entertainers’ courtyard and auto double lock up garage. Conveniently close to Rosanna village shops, parklands and transport.

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ClassiC 1950s arChiteCture, extended for Contemporary living Meticulously renovated for family living with a prime address close to transport, schools and parkland, this light-filled residence offers a versatile floor plan comprising four double bedrooms (ensuite and fitted dressing room to main), a large formal sitting room/fifth bedroom, a kitchen open to an expansive living and dining room, family room, two further bathrooms, laundry and storage room. This exceptional property, set on a vast landscaped block (628 sqm approx), includes a garage and 2-car carport, covered deck flowing to private rear garden, polished timber floors, ducted heating and cooling, quality fittings and period detail.

private sale inspeCtion Thurs 12-12.30 & Sat 12.45-1.15 priCe guide $959,000 146 Upper Heidelberg Rd, Ivanhoe | 9490 2900 offiCe Dave Oster 0418 800 120 ContaCt Liz Walker 0412 659 140

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Grand spaces, Deco delights in iconic garden-set "Lorna Court" Captivating top floor Deco apartment combining classic space, charm and leafy aspects through huge Bedrooms, generous Living/ Dining (gas heating), immaculate Kitchen (stainless steel benchtop and Lofra oven) and retro terrazzo bathroom/laundry.

Auction Inspect

Saturday 4th May at 11am Wednesday 6-6.30pm & Saturday 1.30-2pm Estimate $400,000 - $450,000 Contact Nick Smith 0425 755 238 Gordon Hope 0403 613 577 Office Hawthorn 9810 5000 jelliscraig.com.au

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Views, Convenience & Corner Appeal Set high on the corner of Oban Way on a deep garden; a native bushland outlook complements the light-filled low-maintenance lifestyle attraction with appealing 3 bedroom home near schools, shops, parks and trains. Includes large secure DLUG.

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Saturday 27th April at 10am Thurs 5-5.30pm & Sat 10.30-11am $400,000 - $440,000 37.41m x 15.24m approx. Rod Watson 0407 848 599 Anthony Lapadula 0401 655 005 Clifton Hill 9481 6800 jelliscraig.com.au april 17, 2013 \ The weekly review 43


MACLEOD 43 Harborne Street "Aesthetic style with modern day flair" Offering high ceilings throughout, an elegant formal lounge and dining features a solid brick open fireplace and decorative cornice providing a touch of ´vintage´ charm to this otherwise contemporary residence. Boasting a sophisticated kitchen with glass splashback, equipped with Caesarstone bench tops, quality s/s appliances and breakfast bar overlooking family meals area. The piece de resistance; a sublime family zone boasting polished exposed aggregate flooring. Further extras include: stylish polished boards on the ground floor, timber venetians, master bedroom with a tres modern ensuite, ducted heating and splitsystem cooling and a remote double lock up garage, this wonderful lifestyle property offers the best of indoor and outdoor living.

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CONTACT

Wednesday 7:00-7:30pm Saturday 12:30-1:00pm Photo ID required Michael Traikos 0413 657 314 Bundoora Office 9467 5444

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KINGSBURY 1031 Plenty Road Developer´s Final Clearance Sale - 60% SOLD, Call Today! Huge Stamp Duty Savings- Special Offer Ending 30th April ! Features Include; ~ 13 km to Melbourne CBD ~ Secure under-ground parking & storage room on title ~ Large Balconies & Garden Area ~ Route 86 Zone 1 Tram stop at your door ~ Walking distance to La Trobe University ~ Walk to Bundoora Park & Public Golf Course ~ Polaris 3083 Shopping Square with Cafes, Restaurants & Shops

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Saturday 1:00-1:30pm Sunday 12:00-12:30pm Photo ID required

CONTACT

Cathy Liu 0402 529 753 Michael Traikos 0413 657 314 Bundoora Office 9467 5444

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BUNDOORA 25 Ledbury Court ´Great Lifestyle in Jennings Estate´ Boasting large formal lounge, fully equipped kitchen with plenty cupboard and bench space adjacent is open family/meals area with high ceilings, and then step down to further living/games or study room. 3 great size bedrooms with BIRs, ducted heating, ducted cooling, hard wood floors under existing carpets allows for easy transformation. Large outdoor entertaining area further enhances lifestyle options, ideal for alfresco dining and entertaining. Landscaped manicured gardens, huge driveway and garage allow for ideal car accommodation, easy access to Gresswell Forest, Loyola college and Latrobe University, large block allows for further improvements if desired. Perfect for 1st home buyers or investors, inspection will impress.

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David Moxon 0413 673 636 Loretta Khoo 0437 751 641 Bundoora Office 9467 5444

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BUNDOORA 23 Murragong Avenue "Much much more than a pretty face!" Loved and cherished home boasting stunning polished boards and versatile floor plan with formal entry leading to warm inviting formal lounge with centre piece OFP, modern kitchen with abundance of bench space and walk in pantry, adjoining large family/meals creates open plan living with an abundance of natural light. 4 large bedrooms plus huge home office or 5th bedroom if desired, external bedroom also offers full ensuite and all other bedrooms offer BIRs. Further features include ducted heating, split system cooling, manicured landscaped gardens with feature pond and palm trees and alfresco dining under external pergola. Great car accommodation with large garage, storage sheds, extensive paving and low maintenance living. See it!

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Thursday 6:45-7:15pm Saturday 2:00-2:30pm Photo ID required

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David Moxon 0413 673 636 Loretta Khoo 0437 751 641 Bundoora Office 9467 5444

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BUNDOORA 9 Walden Court Optimal living plus! This magnificent double-storey home truly provides the lifestyle you are after. Boasting polished boards, separate living areas with formal lounge and bright family/dining area, large modern hostess kitchen overlooking a magnificent covered decking area ideal for alfresco dining and entertaining. 4 double bedrooms, 1 located on ground level and 3 upstairs are serviced by two bathrooms. This splendid home features a double lock-up garage, great floor plan and quality fixtures and fittings. Situated on great size land of 652sqm whilst offering a brilliant location to match - close to shops, transport, schools and parks, you will be searching high and low to find another home that ticks so many boxes!

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Thursday 5:15-5:45pm Saturday 12:00-12:30pm Photo ID required

CONTACT

Loretta Khoo 0437 751 641 Leanne Joyce 0411 275 131 Bundoora Office 9467 5444

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KINGSBURY GARDENS 116 - 130 Main Drive, Macleod PRIME REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS HUGE 8%+ NET RETURNS - ENDS 30TH JUNE -Stylish self-contained student apartments -Short stroll to La Trobe Uni, trams & Station -Access to Springthorpe Country Club -13km (approx.) NE of Melbourne CBD -High Demand - Low Vacancies -Air-con, Fully furnished, 4 years old -Over 8% net returns -100% unused tax depreciation benefits -Quality communal meeting & laundry rooms -Weekly rent starts from $206 - $251 per week !

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Saturday 10:00-10:30am Photo ID required

CONTACT

Michael Traikos 0413 657 314 Bundoora Office 9467 5444

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Lower Plenty 23 View Road Luxury Living With Designer Detail This contemporary home on a 4646 sqm (approx) allotment, dissolves the boundaries between indoor and outdoor living and blends form with function within an inspired architectural design. Boasting immense, fluid living and entertaining spaces served by a sublime stone kitchen it delivers every desired luxury, comfort and convenience. A large summer house, central to both the tennis court and pool and adds to the resort style living of a large paved and decked precinct and enhances premium living in this prestige pocket.

Eltham / Greensborough / Doreen

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Saturday 27th April at 1pm Graham Morrison 0417 101 997 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431 2444 propertyinprofile.com.au/23view

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Eltham 11 Artists Hill Unique, Welcoming And Desirable Showcasing mudbricks, reclaimed timber and red bricks, this sprawling home wrapping around a sparkling pool and entertainment precinct, provides substantial areas for work, rest and play. Clever design introduces zoned living across five bedrooms including main with ensuite, very generous home office, two huge living rooms and kitchen meals. Heating, cooling, huge garage and separate workshop at the end of a second driveway, and the tranquility of a 3177 sqm allotment (approx) deliver an enviable lifestyle indeed. Expressions of Interest: Offers Close Wednesday 24th April at 6pm (Unless Sold Prior)

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Expressions of Interest Inspect Thursday 2:30 - 3pm & Saturday 12:30 - 1pm ESR $1,100,000 - $1,200,000 Contact Graham Morrison 0417 101 997 Contact Tristan Messerle 0438 176 416 Office 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431 2444 Web propertyinprofile.com.au/11artists

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Eltham North 14 Lower Road Enticing Views Over Edendale This hillside home, literally seconds from school, kinder and parks, and an easy stroll to the Eltham station offers leafy surrounds, beautiful treed outlooks across Edendale farm, and a choice of two decked outdoor areas. Across three spacious levels it introduces four bedrooms including main enjoying ensuite, two living areas, contemporary bathroom and an updated kitchen. With a terraced rear yard ensuring plenty of room for the kids to enjoy it offers family friendly living in a family friendly pocket.

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Yarrambat 3-4 Ceduna Court Designer Style Luxury in a Sublime Setting Impressive proportions, contemporary style, and understated luxury are just some of the highlights of this standard setting home that enjoys the quiet serenity of a just under two acre allotment (7870 sqm approx). With distant views to the Kinglake Ranges, the absolute finest features and finishes enhance two living areas, one sweeping out to alfresco overlooking the pool and court, three bedrooms all with fitted dressing rooms, fitted study, kitchen that will inspire the inner gourmet, three luxury bathrooms and a gym/rumpus room. A long list of desired inclusions add to the desirability of this stand out property.

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Eltham 34-36 Rockliffe Street "Katherine Place" A unique handmade home built by local architects and artisans, makes a charming light filled family home nestled into half an acre of shade trees, fragrant gardens, winding paths and vegetable gardens. Mud bricks by Hory Judd the builder of the blue stone chapel at Montsalvat, feature stone wall built by landscape designer Gordon Ford, timber mantle by Montsalvat resident Marcus Skipper and kitchen timbers coloured by Sonia Skipper all illuminated by stunning stained glass windows and doors. A self-contained cottage in the rear garden provides the ideal opportunity to work from home or accommodate dependent adults or overseas visitors.

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Saturday 27th April at 3pm Saturday 2:30 - 3pm Peter Kleeman 0419 002 103 Graham Morrison 0417 101 997 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431 2444 morrisonkleeman.com.au

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Saturday 27th April at 1pm Thursday 5:30 - 6pm & Saturday 1:30 -2pm Gayle Blackwood 0408 776 070 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431 2444 morrisonkleeman.com.au

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Montmorency 6 St Faiths Road Instant Family Appeal Vast living spaces, an ensuite to every bedroom and loads of lifestyle extras, combine to treat you and your family to laid back living. Formal living opening to a Balinese inspired terrace, casual living opening to an expansive deck with spa and outdoor kitchen, private bar, gym and teen retreat makes entertaining a breeze! With a long list of desired inclusions and within an easy stroll to the station and Were Street Village, it offers a privileged lifestyle.

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Eltham North 24 Sherbrooke Street A Very Special And Exclusive Eltham Lifestyle Set on an allotment of 2020m2 (approx) minutes from the centre of Eltham, and with a huge, covered, decked entertainment precinct taking in uninterrupted bush views, this sprawling home is the perfect setting for an exclusive Eltham lifestyle. With four bedrooms, three luxury updated bathrooms, formal living and dining and a media area complementing a long list of desired inclusions along with garaging for three cars, over height carport, and huge underhouse workshop, it caters for your every desire.

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Saturday 20th April at 1pm Thursday 6:30 - 7pm & Saturday 12:30 - 1pm Ciaran Brannigan 0410 544 478 2/86 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough 9435 7666 propertyinprofile.com.au/6stfaiths

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Diamond Creek 11 Lilian Court Refined Family Living In A Prestigious Court Designed and constructed by boutique builder, B & G Cole, this deceptively spacious residence introduces a flexible floor plan allowing you to live formally or informally, relax or entertain, both inside and out. Set in a quiet court in the St Helena college Zone on a delightful 983sqm allotment (approx), it provides four generously proportioned bedrooms including main with spa ensuite and numerous living areas that complement an expansive, sun-drenched paved precinct, the perfect setting for private, peaceful outdoor entertaining.

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Peaceful and private thanks to its location at the end of a no through road, yet just an easy walk from schools, parks, trails and centre of Eltham, this four bedroom home is a true indoor-outdoor family sanctuary. Formal living and family meals complement a huge decked and roofed entertainment area. Fenced, gated, and leading to a level terraced lawn area, it´s great for year round entertaining for adults and as a safe, level play area for the kids. Winter or summer it delivers quiet living in quality surrounds.

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Private Sale Inspect Saturday 11:30am - 12pm Contact Christian Marchetti 0400 233 946 Office 3/101 Hazel Glen Drive, Doreen 9717 8780 Web propertyinprofile.com.au/11lilian

Eltham 131 Franklin Street Private Oasis Within A Stroll Of Everything

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Saturday 4th May at 11am Saturday 12:30 - 1pm Dayne Kleeman 0419 504 576 Max Bevacqua 0408 002 488 2/86 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough 9435 7666 propertyinprofile.com.au/131franklin

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Space, Style & Substance With an amazing covered outdoor living area overlooking a big, beautiful backyard complete with a spacious, wellappointed studio, this is the home you´ve been searching for. Inside a sunken lounge boasting an impressive open fire greets you, and leads to a recently remodelled kitchen with direct line of sight to the back yard, to keep an eye on the kids. The master shares the functional bathroom with two further bedrooms. With nothing to do but move in, this is an opportunity many will want to take advantage of...best to act quickly. Expressions of Interest: Offers Close Tuesday 30th April at 6pm (Unless Sold Prior)

Eltham 215 Bolton Street This surprisingly spacious home is the perfect fit for any family. With a big backyard the kids will love, & a master suite you´ll love. The kitchen boasts Germania cooking while the stylish lounge has new floating floors. A large garage & workshop with rear access. EOI: Offers Close 30th April at 6pm.

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Expressions of Interest Inspect Saturday 11:30am - 12pm ESR $570,000 - $610,000 Contact Lucas Peressini 0458 016 868 Contact Graham Morrison 0417 101 997 Office 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431 2444 Web propertyinprofile.com.au/52beard

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EAGLEMONT 70 The Righi LUXURY FAMILY ENTERTAINER WITH CITY PANORAMA A truly spectacular lifestyle experience awaits with this stunning family residence nestled opposite parkland on one of Eaglemont´s finest streets. As if reserved just for you, a magnificent city skyline view unfolds like the extensive list of luxuries enjoyed with this outstanding two-level home in a 761 m2 Brian Rankin landscaped garden setting. Completely renovated to the highest standards, a spacious layout including four bedrooms, three bathrooms and beautiful study is enhanced by an indulging alfresco oasis including self cleaning heated pool, covered spa and entertainment area, private garden and ´kitchen´ with grill, spit and woodfire oven. Also offers gym/5th bedroom, fitted home theatre/rumpus, family living and dining, Smeg-equipped kitchen and heating/cooling. Near private schools, village shopping, train and hospitals.

Auction

Saturday 11th May at 2.00pm

ESR

$1,800,000-$1,900,000

Inspection

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

Land

761 m2 approx.

Contact

Damien Carter 0438 850 166 Gordon Whale 0419 335 459

Office

9497 3222 | 9459 5666

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IVANHOE 2/101 Green Street FIRST-CLASS REFINEMENT BY PARKLAND The essence of lifestyle luxury immediately adjoining parkland, this stunning boutique residence affords a seductive blend of contemporary sophistication and sublime modern space. A tranquil rear position (1 of 2), landscaped surroundings, alfresco entertainment oasis and effortless access to blue ribbon amenities complements 3BRs, 2 bathrooms, open-plan living and dining, excellent Miele kitchen, heating/cooling, video intercom, and DLUG (internal access).

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Auction

Saturday 11th May at 1.00pm

ESR

$710,000-$750,000

Inspection

Thu 5:15-5:45pm, Sat 11-11:30am

Contact

Damien Carter 0438 850 166 James Davis 0405 687 817

Office

9497 3222 | 9459 5666

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IVANHOE 15 Marshall Street THE BELLE OF ´ST HELENS´ Resonating with quality and refinement, ´St Helens´ stands in a highly-regarded position delivering enviable family lifestyle excellence. Includes study, three superb bedrooms (spacious main with WIR and ensuite), marvellous dining room or 4th bedroom, large lounge room, family living (HeatnGlo fireplace) and dining areas, Miele-appointed stone kitchen, main bathroom, heating/cooling, ducted vacuum, video intercom, polished timber floors, alarm system, ornate ceilings, covered outdoor area and auto-gate to double carport.

Auction

Saturday 27th April at 2.00pm

Inspection

Thu 6-6:30pm, Sat 3-3:30pm

Land

858 m2 approx.

Contact

Helen Witchell 0413 741 158 Damien Carter 0438 850 166

Office

9497 3222 | 9459 5666

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ROSANNA 73 Grandview Grove FAMILY EXCELLENCE, ENTERTAINING & PANORAMIC VIEWS Magnificent uninterrupted views to the Ranges sweep before this outstanding family residence. Featuring 4 bedrooms and study, 2 bathrooms, powder room, lounge, expansive family area, huge black galaxy granite gourmet kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, central heating, evaporative cooling, polished floorboards, cellar, secluded alfresco sanctuary with swimming pool, 5020l raintanks and remote-control double garage.

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Auction

Saturday 11th May at 12.00pm

ESR

$900,000-$950,000

Inspection

Thu 6-6.30pm, Sat 3-3.30pm

Land

809 m2 approx.

Contact

Greg Taylor 0409 090 611 Brad Pearce 0409 679 414

Office

9459 5666 | 9497 3222

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EAGLEMONT 71 The Eyrie PRESTIGIOUSLY POSITIONED WITH CITY VIEWS In the rarefied upper reaches of one of Eaglemont´s finest streets lies a remarkable opportunity with sweeping views including the city skyline. This comfortable 4BR cream brick residence is elevated on a highly-desirable 822 m2 allotment (approx) with sought-after convenience to blue chip amenities including schools. Sure to inspire further improvement when ready.

IVANHOE 2/52 Liberty Parade HARMONIOUS BLEND FOR INDOOR/OUTDOOR BLISS! Highly sought though seldom found is the beautifully balanced indoor-outdoor appeal of this luxurious contemporary townhouse. Nestled in a boutique development in a prized parklands pocket, the sun-drenched north garden of this as-new 3BR, 2 bathroom home is a sheer delight featuring a seamlessly integrated covered deck for all-season´s alfresco entertaining.

Auction

Saturday 27th April at 12.00pm

Inspection

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

Land

822 m2 approx.

Contact

Helen Witchell 0413 741 158 Brad Pearce 0409 679 414

Office

9497 3222 | 9459 5666

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Auction

Saturday 27th April at 11.00am

ESR

$600,000-$640,000

Inspection

Wed 4:30-5pm, Sat 2-2:30pm

Contact

Damien Carter 0438 850 166 James Davis 0405 687 817

Office

9497 3222 | 9459 5666

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IVANHOE 3/17 Jellicoe Street PERFECTION PROVED POSSIBLE The perfect low-maintenance lifestyle package is no longer elusive as you can expect nothing but the best with this immaculate rear 3BR villa unit. This impressive single-level home with absolutely glorious garden surroundings within metres of Donaldson´s Walk parklands, shopping and transport, includes large living room, dining area to alfresco patio, Smeg-equipped kitchen, bathroom and double lock-up garage.

IVANHOE 6/25 Kenilworth Parade PRIVATE & PEACEFUL WITH PERFECT PROPORTIONS The coveted combination of a sunny north-facing location, large proportions and parkland position complements the prized address of this superb rear 2BR villa unit. Features delightful courtyard garden, garage, private access just footsteps to Nellie Ibbott Reserve, huge sun-filled living room, kitchen/meals, big bathroom, powder room, central heating and air-conditioner.

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Auction

Saturday 11th May at 12.00pm

Inspection

Sat 2-2:30pm

Contact

Helen Witchell 0413 741 158 Brad Pearce 0409 679 414

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9497 3222 | 9459 5666

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Auction

Saturday 11th May at 11.00am

ESR

$450,000-$480,000

Inspection

Thu 3:30-4pm, Sat 2-2:30pm

Contact

Sue Lacey 0412 898 202 Peter Scott 0459 223 994

Office

9497 3222 | 9459 5666

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ROSANNA 18 Darvall Street CONTEMPORARY CLASS IN COVETED LOCATION A classic garden setting conceals the stunning new renovation of this graceful 3BR residence delivering beautiful low-maintenance living in a refined contemporary context. A magnificent gum tree-lined avenue sets the tone on the corner of Grandview Grove where this outstanding single-level home stands with prized outlook towards the ranges. A lush north-facing rear garden and two-car garage doubling as entertaining area complement living and dining (OFP), Miele stone kitchen, stylish bathroom, 2 toilets, heating and cooling.

ROSANNA 2/35 Invermay Grove STYLISH, SECLUDED & SUSTAINABLE DESIGNER SANCTUARY Designed to inspire merging superior quality, energy-efficiency and ranges views; award-winning architect Marcus O´Reilly sets a stunning new standard with this sublime 3BR, 2 bathroom contemporary new residence. Private and peaceful in a spacious rear setting (1 of 2), delivering 6.5-star rated, single-level living oriented north in native-inspired environs including direct access to village shops and station.

Auction

Saturday 4th May at 12.00pm

ESR

$570,000-$620,000

Inspection

Thu 5:15-5:45pm, Sat 2-2:30pm

Land

523 m2 approx.

Contact

Brad Pearce 0409 679 414 Paul Carbone 0418 541 169

Office

9459 5666 | 9497 3222

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Auction

Saturday 27th April at 1.00pm

Inspection

Wed 2:30-3pm, Thu 6-6:30pm, Sat 3-3pm

Contact

Sue Lacey 0412 898 202 Brad Pearce 0409 679 414

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9497 3222 | 9459 5666

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ROSANNA 44 Jones Crescent FLAWLESS FAMILY OASIS IN VIEWBANK COLLEGE ZONE The picturesque profile and impeccable interior of this delightful 3BR home perfectly reflect the beautiful mountain views enjoyed from its prime corner position. Ideally nestled in the Viewbank College zone, this tastefully renovated residence on a 553 m2 approx. landscaped allotment offers air-conditioners, ducted heating, large lounge, family area, fully-equipped kitchen, central bathroom and garage.

ROSANNA 12 Laane Avenue OUTSTANDING FAMILY OPPORTUNITY The child-friendly north-facing rear garden and large family-focused interior of this 4BR, 2 bathroom one-owner residence provides a perfectly-presented platform for lifestyle enjoyment. Includes spacious living and dining, family meals area, pristine kitchen, central heating, carpets and hardwood floorboards, covered entertainment patio and DLUG on a 711 m2 allotment (approx) near schools, shopping, transport and parklands.

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Auction

Saturday 27th April at 2.00pm

ESR

$560,000-$610,000

Inspection

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

Land

553 m2 approx.

Contact

John Levingston 0410 978 144 Brad Pearce 0409 679 414

Office

9459 5666 | 9497 3222

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Saturday 11th May at 1.00pm

ESR

$600,000-$650,000

Inspection

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

Land

711 m2 approx.

Contact

Sue Lacey 0412 898 202 Greg Taylor 0409 090 611

Office

9497 3222 | 9459 5666

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ROSANNA 29 St James Road FAMILY FUNCTIONALITY, FLEXIBILITY & FABULOUS LIVING An impressive position just moments to Rosanna Village forms the backdrop for fabulous family living with this superb 3 or 4BR red brick residence. A high quality lifestyle opportunity secluded on a 616 m2 approx. allotment with northerly rear orientation, this faithfully-extended home conveys consummate convenience in an established, easily-managed garden setting. Stroll to shops, cafĂŠs, parks and train station.

VIEWBANK 32 Casey Crescent GREAT EAGLEVIEW ESTATE FAMILY ENTERTAINER Substantial accommodation, outstanding quality features and a huge covered alfresco area characterize this first-class 4BR and study family residence in the Viewbank College zone. Metres to park/playground including lounge, dining, rumpus, family area, Smeg kitchen, ducted heating, evaporative cooling, vacuum, alarm, 5000l raintank and remote-control triple garage. Near shops, buses and the Plenty River Trail.

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Saturday 27th April at 11.00am

ESR

$690,000-$740,000

Inspection

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

Land

616 m2 approx.

Contact

Stewart Oldmeadow 0412 119 277 Paul Carbone 0418 541 169

Office

9497 3222 | 9459 5666

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Auction

Saturday 27th April at 12.00pm

Inspection

Thu 5:15-5:45pm, Sat 1-1:30pm

Contact

John Levingston 0410 978 144 Brad Pearce 0409 679 414

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9459 5666 | 9497 3222

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MACLEOD 3/41 Edward Street

Saturday 27th April at 12.00pm $380,000-$410,000

Inspection

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

Contact

Greg Taylor 0409 090 611 John Levingston 0410 978 144

Office

9459 5666 | 9497 3222

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SHINING SINGLE-LEVEL SUCCESS The stunning standards achieved by the meticulous renovation of this stylish 2BR freestanding villa unit will overjoy fastidious buyers seeking nothing but the best. Peacefully tucked away in a private rear position a short walk from Macleod shopping village, parklands, train station and schools; including living room, dining area, brilliant kitchen, outstanding bathroom, heating, cooling, entertainment/BBQ deck and DLUG.

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GREENSBOROUGH 47 Grimshaw Street PROGNOSIS POSITIVE FOR PREMIER CORNER SITE This 920m2 corner allotment with broad frontage onto a no-through street opens up a range of rewarding possibilities in a prime central position. A rare opportunity at the heart of Greensborough´s shopping/ entertainment/medical precinct, this substantial site offers potential to rejuvenate the 5-room Californian bungalow as a home/medical clinic or for a substantial development (STCA). Includes six-car parking area, alarm and ducted heating.

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Auction

Saturday 20th April at 12.00pm

Inspection

Thu 12:45-1:15pm, Sat 11:30-12pm

Contact

Brad Pearce 0409 679 414 Greg Taylor 0409 090 611

Office

9459 5666 | 9497 3222

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ROSANNA 10 Finn Street

HEIDELBERG HEIGHTS 9 Outhwaite Road

BIG LAND, BIG HOUSE, BIG DEVELOPMENT PLANS A spacious home with enormous scope all adds up to a big opportunity. This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom residence is instantly inviting and brimming with potential on an elevated north-rear allotment. Including plans for 2 townhouses and 2 units (STCA).

BRILLIANTLY BRAND NEW! A perfectly contained lifestyle oasis in an outstanding landscaped setting; this stylish 2level domain with 5-star energy rating radiates the highest quality throughout a fabulously functional floorplan.

Auction Inspect Contact

Saturday 27th April at 1.00pm Thu 2:30-3pm, Sat 12-12:30pm Paul Carbone 0418 541 169

Office 9459 5666 | 9497 3222 Greg Taylor 0409 090 611

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Auction Inspect Contact

Saturday 20th April at 12.00pm Thu 4:30-5pm, Sat 11:30-12pm Damien Carter 0438 850 166

ESR $580,000-$610,000 Office 9497 3222 | 9459 5666 James Davis 0405 687 817

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VIEWBANK 16/86 Graham Road

PRESTON 22 Bell Street

SOPHISTICATED OASIS OVERLOOKING BUSHLAND A tranquil treed outlook sets the scene for a dream lifestyle in this renovated rear 2BR villa unit. Featuring central heating, evaporative cooling, alarm, flowing living and dining, excellent kitchen, courtyard garden with entertaining area and two-car garage.

A DEVELOPER’S CHANCE! An excellent high profile site of 865 sqm (approx), worthy of an elaborate build to enhance the virtues of this main road location. Offering a level allotment with two street frontage and cross-overs to both streets. Zoned Industrial 3.

Auction Inspect Contact

Saturday 27th April at 11.00am Thu 4:30-5pm, Sat 10-10:30am John Levingston 0410 978 144

ESR $380,000-$410,000 Office 9497 3222 | 9459 5666 Stewart Oldmeadow 0412 119 277

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Auction

Thursday 9th May at 3.00pm

Contact

Tim Mitchell 0417 339 986

Office 9497 3222 Damian Wilson 0414 339 733

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ELTHAM 53 Banks Road "Pindari" - Your Own Private Haven Eltham´s best-kept secret "Pindari" (meaning "from high ground"), is truly a picturesque 1.5 acres (approx) overlooking the valley of Eltham. This magnificent property has all the comforts of an architecturally designed home with in-ground pool (6m x 12.5m), full flood-lit tennis court, spa, sauna, 5 bedrooms plus formal study/6th bedroom, 3 outdoor entertaining areas, 4 living areas, plus a separate retreat with its own entry, perfect for those wanting a home office or teenage accommodation. Additional features include a new kitchen (stainless steel appliances), central heating and air-conditioning, cosy OFP, an abundance of storage, 18 solar panels, floor-to-ceiling windows, 3 car carport, and off street parking for 8 cars. 66 The weekly review \ april 17, 2013

Tue 23rd April at 6:00pm (unless sold prior) PRICE GUIDE

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

INSPECT

Thursday 2:15 - 2:45pm & Saturday 12:00 - 12:30pm Photo ID required

CONTACT

Pina Kara 0415 911 437 Jamin Silluzio 0411 655 391 Eltham Office 9431 1222

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ST HELENA 53 Maxine Drive A Cut Above The Rest! This magnificent single level home, positioned on a flat allotment and in a private setting, has no peer! It comprises four bedrooms (master with en-suite and walk-in-robe), two bathrooms, separate lounge, family and rumpus rooms, designer kitchen, open study, huge alfresco area with swim spa, double garage with workshop, plus space for a boat or caravan. Features of the residence include ducted heating, evaporative cooling, ducted vacuum, open fireplace, solar panels, sandstone floor tiles, new carpets and extensive storage areas. The property is located just 500 metres (approx) from St Helena Marketplace and St Helena Secondary College, plus just minutes from Eltham and Greensborough shops. Hurry to inspect!

Tue 14th May at 6:00pm (unless sold prior) INSPECT

Saturday 12:15 - 12:45pm Photo ID required

CONTACT

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

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RESEARCH 20 Kinbrae Drive "Wrendale" - Picturesque Property On 5 Acres (approx) This stunning property set in the Eltham Sth / Research area is sure to please an acreage buyer wanting privacy, peace and tranquillity, serviced by made roads right up to the front gate. The property offers part rolling pasture, part bush with gorgeous distant mountain views. Semi-modern, light-filled and contemporary in design, it boasts two main bedrooms with full en-suites plus a further two bedrooms as well as rumpus / family, formal living and dining with a winter atrium. A further room exists large enough for billiard / table tennis, theatre area or home office. All the comforts of ducted heating, split system air-conditioners, dual open fireplace, in-ground pool and spa, floodlit tennis court, double carport and some shedding are included in this superb offering.

4 Tue 30th April at 6:00pm (unless sold prior) PRICE GUIDE

$1,200,000 - $1,300,000

INSPECT

Saturday 11:00 - 11:30am Photo ID required

CONTACT

Lou Silluzio 0412 323 750 Jamin Silluzio 0411 655 391 Eltham Office 9431 1222

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MACLEOD 10 Horizon View Alluring One of a Kind Springthorpe Home! Nestled in the esteemed ’Springthorpe’ estate, surrounded by quality homes, this rare prospect offers the epitome of divine modern living. Positioned in a quiet cul-de-sac, the residence has been architecturally designed and built with every aspect individually tailor-made by Rustic Homes. Enjoying generous land size of 672m2 (approx), features include three upstairs bedrooms (master with en-suite), open plan living area, separate dining room, kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite benches, full central bathroom, separate laundry and double garage with additional off street parking. Extras include timber flooring, alarm system, ducted heating and refrigerated cooling. This one is sure to impress!

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PRICE GUIDE

$830,000 - $890,000

INSPECT

Thursday 2:30 - 3:00pm & Saturday 2:00 - 2:30pm Photo ID required

CONTACT

Kieran Whaley 0410 587 072 Alex Morgan 0401 524 119 Ivanhoe Office 9499 7992

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ELTHAM 48 Glenister Drive An Imposing Home, A Brilliant Location! Located in the highly sought Woodridge Estate, within a 15 minute walk (approx) to Eltham shops and train station, this substantial residence is set on a large block and provides generous living spaces throughout plus an in-ground swimming pool to create a sensational family oasis! It comprises 4 bedrooms (main with en-suite), study/5th bedroom, family bathroom, huge lounge (OFP), dining room, updated kitchen (Caesar stone bench tops), plus a large meals and family room showcasing beautiful polished parquetry flooring. Features of the home include ducted heating, double brick construction, outdoor entertainment area and a double carport. Properties like this don´t last long, so call today!

4 Tue 14th May at 6:00pm (unless sold prior) PRICE GUIDE

$610,000 - $670,000

INSPECT

Saturday 10:30 - 11:00am Photo ID required

CONTACT

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

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ELTHAM 4 Dandallo Drive Peaceful, Private Getaway! Escape the rigours of everyday living with this outstanding property, located in a quiet cul-de-sac and affording beautiful tree-top views. Situated on a large block, the BV home comprises 3 bedrooms, bathroom, large lounge, kitchen/meals with granite bench tops and stainless steel appliances, large outdoor deck and double carport. Features include gas ducted heating, evaporative cooling, ducted vacuum, cathedral ceilings, extensive under-house storage, plus a great big yard ideal for kids and pets alike! A great position beckons with schools, shops and public transport only moments away. Be quick!

3 Tue 7th May at 6:00pm (unless sold prior) PRICE GUIDE

$510,000 - $560,000

INSPECT

Saturday 1:45 - 2:15pm Photo ID required

CONTACT

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

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GREENSBOROUGH 263 Plenty River Drive Upgrade To Easy Living! Prepare to be impressed with this amazing residence offering the perfect opportunity for any young family looking for a place to call home. With a functional floor plan and a generous size allotment, this warm and inviting property provides both space and comfort. Three good sized bedrooms with additional 4th bedroom/study allow for guest accommodation or the possibility of working from home. A central family meals area with stylish kitchen consisting of wall oven, gas cook top, dishwasher, breakfast bar, ample cupboard and bench space, along with loads of natural light make entertaining a pleasure. An extra living area, together with a central renovated bathroom, ensures all the space a growing family could need.

4 Saturday 11th May at 2:00pm PRICE GUIDE

$470,000 - $520,000

INSPECT

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

CONTACT

Jeremy Cleaver 0403 199 511 Peter Don 0410 609 006 Eltham Office 9431 1222

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GREENSBOROUGH 3 Kanowindra Crescent Relax! Indulge! Enjoy! Renovated throughout with a young and modern ambience, this light and bright three bedroom family home provides a spacious lounge, stunning kitchen with stainless steel appliances, family room, zoned bedrooms with master at front plus a further two bedrooms in their own wing. Additional features include ducted heating, air-conditioning, a level and useable back yard with covered pergola, all set in this quiet family-friendly area, close to local schools, shops and train station.

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PRICE GUIDE

$510,000 - $560,000

INSPECT

Saturday 2:30 - 3:00pm Photo ID required

CONTACT

John Gilbert 0418 365 954 Eltham Office 9431 1222

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ELTHAM NORTH 7 Arcadia Way A Family Oasis in St Helena School Zone With breathtaking views to the Yarra Valley, this attractive renovated and extended home is ideal for a growing family on 660m2 (approx). Sitting on the fringe of Eltham North and within the St Helena Secondary College zone, the residence boasts zoned living and entertainment spaces, alfresco entertaining, private balcony, cathedral ceilings, fireplace and separate parents´ and children´s wings. Landscaped native gardens, slate floors, feature walls, ducted vacuum and heating, evaporative cooling, split-system, and laundry with storage complete this beautiful bushland haven, with parks, transport and shops nearby. An ideal setting to raise a family, call to inspect today!

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ESR: $500,000 - $550,000

INSPECT

Saturday 12:30 - 1:00pm Photo ID required

CONTACT

Kim Jarvie-Pridham 0412 237 123 Eltham Office 9431 1222

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ELTHAM 49 Ryans Road A Rare Find! Situated on a prime corner allotment of 1000m2 (approx), this vacant parcel of land would make the perfect site for any buyer looking to build their dream home in what is arguably one of Eltham´s most sought after locations. Situated in the exclusive Nerreman Gateway estate, this prime piece of real estate offers an array of options for families looking for location but unable to find the home of their dreams. * Generous building envelope in place which enables you to build and clear a large portion of the land to suit your needs; * Close proximity to schools and only a short walk to Alistair Knox Park and the busy shopping precinct that Eltham central has to offer.

Saturday 4th May at 3:00pm PRICE GUIDE

$400,000 - $440,000

INSPECT

Rep on Site by Appointment Photo ID required

CONTACT

Jeremy Cleaver 0403 199 511 Peter Don 0410 609 006 Eltham Office 9431 1222

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ROSANNA 1 / 44 Station Road Walk to Everything! This instantly inviting single level unit, set at the front of a tightly held development, features an up-to-date fitout including new carpets, fresh paint and quality appliances. The kitchen offers a large meals area plus there’s an adjoining lounge with timber floors. The three bedrooms with built-in-robes are well serviced by the family bathroom. Extras include ducted heating, air-conditioning, remote garage plus car space, fully fenced and paved outdoor entertaining area, plus generous front yard. Within walking distance to the train station, shops and cafés, and with easy access to Austin Hospital, La Trobe Uni and Northland shopping, it’s ideal for those looking to downsize, invest or first home buyers.

3 Tue 14th May at 6:00pm (unless sold prior) PRICE GUIDE

$470,000 - $500,000

INSPECT

Wednesday 3:45 - 4:15pm & Saturday 1:45 - 2:15pm Photo ID required

CONTACT

Aaron Silluzio 0414 422 299 Ivanhoe Office 9499 7992

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HEIDELBERG HEIGHTS 2 & 3 / 215 Waiora Road Quality Contemporary Town Living Boasting stunning contemporary finishes, spacious light-filled interiors and north-facing courtyards, these impeccably built architecturally designed homes are in a league of their own. Designed for convenience, each townhouse offers open plan living areas, quality kitchens (European appliances including dishwasher and Caesar stone bench tops), gleaming hardwood flooring, carpeted bedrooms, luxury bathrooms and secure double garages. Unit 2 - 3 bdrms, 2 living zones, main bathroom, en-suite over 2 levels. Unit 3 - 3 bdrms, huge living/dining, bathroom and en-suite to main bedroom on single level. With double glazing and split system air-conditioning, hurry to secure your pick of these stylish residences, close to transport, parklands, schools and hospitals.

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PRICE GUIDE

$525,000 - $600,000

INSPECT

Wednesday 3:00 - 3:30pm & Saturday 12:00 - 12:30pm Photo ID required

CONTACT

Aaron Silluzio 0414 422 299 David Kelly 0410 426 311 Ivanhoe Office 9499 7992

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MACLEOD 83 Torbay Street Macleod Cutie The trees and lawn provide a pleasant entrance to this home with roomy entry hall, lounge, separate dining room, modern kitchen, three bedrooms or two plus the third for an enclosed study, sunroom/study space, attractive bathroom, and laundry with second toilet and plumbing fixtures for a second shower. The outdoors can be enjoyed with the north-facing rear covered patio, work shed, garden shed and carport. The residence features polished Baltic pine floors, picture rails and gas ducted heating. Macleod shops, train station and Macleod College are only a stroll down Torbay Street.

3 Saturday 11th May at 12.30pm INSPECT

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

CONTACT

James Saville 0411 598 880 Kaye Hanvin 0418 504 104 Rosanna Office 9459 8111

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VIEWBANK 32 O’Donnell Street Walk to Viewbank College Greeting you with pleasant front gardens this home comprises hallway, four bedrooms, two bathrooms, plus open lounge and dining area adjoining the family room with access to the rear north-facing deck. The kitchen boasts a wide window looking out to the attractive well established rear yard that is in two parts creating a ´secret garden´ separated by pool fencing, ideal for pet containment whilst entertaining, a swimming pool or an enclosed vegetable garden. The home is serviced by gas ducted heating and three split system units, underneath work or hobby room plus double carport.

4 Saturday 27th April at 11:00am INSPECT

Saturday 11:00 - 11:30am Photo ID required

CONTACT

James Saville 0411 598 880 Kaye Hanvin 0418 504 104 Rosanna Office 9459 8111

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HEIDELBERG 2 / 14 Avoca Street Position, Parklands and Generous Proportions Set in this prestige neighbourhood and positioned ideally at the rear of only two units, this single level abode offers exceptional value as a home or smart rental investment. Set on a 322m2 (approx) allotment, the unit features 3 spacious bedrooms with built-in-robes, large lounge, separate laundry, an open plan kitchen and family room, ducted heating, cooling, separate toilet, cathedral ceilings, expansive rear yard, alarm system, double automatic lock-up garage plus additional off street car park. All this only a short distance to Burgundy Street shops and cafes, Heidelberg train station, Austin Hospital and parklands.

3 Tue 14th May at 6:00pm (unless sold prior)

HEIDELBERG 30 / 96 Hawdon Street

Sophisticated Two-Level Heidelberg Central Living Chic, modern apartment architecturally designed over two levels, featuring two robed bedrooms, main with en-suite and balcony, open plan living and dining, stone bench top kitchen (s/steel appliances) plus secure basement car space.

Saturday 27th April at 11:00am PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

$490,000 - $550,000 Thur 4:45 - 5:15pm & Sat 12:30 - 1:00pm Photo ID required Kieran Whaley 0410 587 072 Alex Morgan 0401 524 119

Eltham 9431 1222 1022 Main Road

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153 Upper Heidelberg Road

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PRICE GUIDE

$530,000 - $580,000

INSPECT

Thursday 4:00 - 4:30pm & Saturday 1:15 - 1:45pm Photo ID required

CONTACT

Kieran Whaley 0410 587 072 Alex Morgan 0401 524 119 Ivanhoe Office 9499 7992

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BUNDOORA H1.05, Aries Building, Polaris - 1056 Plenty Rd

Now Completed - Last Remaining 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom at Polaris Situated in the heart of the Polaris town centre is this last remaining 2 bedroom apartment on level 1 of the Aries building. Features include open plan living, quality fixtures, balcony, car space and approx. rental return of $385 PW. PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

Rosanna 9459 8111 131 Lower Plenty Road

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$450,000 Display Open: Mon-Fri 11am-2pm and Sat 1pm-3pm Photo ID required Kieran Whaley 0410 587 072 Aaron Silluzio 0414 422 299

Doreen 9717 8801

Shop 2, 101 Hazel Glen Drive

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HEIDELBERG HEIGHTS 11 Bonar Street Exciting Family Prospects Offering exceptional family accommodation within a generous 801m2 (approx) allotment in one of the area’s most well regarded tree-lined streets, is this delightful art deco influenced family home. The residence comprises a large lounge and dining room, three spacious bedrooms with BIRs, central family sized bathroom, plus kitchen leading to a rear sunroom. Extras include a separate toilet and laundry, ample storage, polished timber flooring, ducted heating, rear yard with huge double garage plus extra off street parking. Close to Northland shopping, trains and buses, schools, La Trobe Uni, Austin Hospital and parklands.

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$580,000 - $650,000

INSPECT

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

CONTACT

Kieran Whaley 0410 587 072 Alex Morgan 0401 524 119 Ivanhoe Office 9499 7992

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HEIDELBERG HEIGHTS 2 / 62 Southern Road

Spacious, Private Surprise Packet! Enjoying abundant natural light, spacious living, even bigger bedrooms, modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances, alarm, heating and cooling, this superb townhouse offers the astute buyer a wonderful home or investment.

THIS SATURDAY AT 11:30AM PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

$460,000 - $510,000 Thur 4:00 - 4:30pm & Sat 1/2 hour prior to Auction Photo ID required Thomas Bechelli 0413 181 461 Matthew Crick 0430 336 564

Eltham 9431 1222 1022 Main Road

Ivanhoe 9499 7992

153 Upper Heidelberg Road

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IVANHOE 1-7 / 12 Noel Street

Designer Town Living In The Heart Of Ivanhoe Seven new designer townhouses, each with an unmatched combination of sublime quality, enhanced functionality, remarkable outdoor / internal spaces, and many very special features, set in the heart of highly sought after Ivanhoe. PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

Rosanna 9459 8111 131 Lower Plenty Road

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$660,000 Plus Buyers Wed 5:15 - 5:45pm & Sat 11:15 - 11:45am Photo ID required Aaron Silluzio 0414 422 299

Doreen 9717 8801

Shop 2, 101 Hazel Glen Drive

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HEIDELBERG WEST 547 Waterdale Road Space, Style and Presentation Perfect Complemented by contemporary neutral tonings and superb appointments, this light-filled single level residence has been totally refurbished and extended to meet today´s family low maintenance lifestyle. It features formal living room with open fireplace, 3 bedrooms, open plan kitchen with stainless steel appliances including dishwasher, meals/family room, bathroom, laundry, A/C, ducted heating, covered alfresco area plus double garage and rear studio. Boasting as-new presentation, and with La Trobe University, Northland shopping, schools, and transport within easy reach, this charming home is a must to inspect.

3 Tue 7th May at 6:00pm (unless sold prior) INSPECT

Thursday 1:00 - 1:30pm & Saturday 1:00 - 1:30pm Photo ID required

CONTACT

David Kelly 0410 426 311 Ivanhoe Office 9499 7992

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HEIDELBERG WEST 10 Lae Street

Affordability Plus Choice Corner Location Boasting immediate appeal for first home buyers and investors this charming light-filled cottage, situated on a choice corner 604m2 (approx) allotment within strolling distance to Darebin Parkland, is ready to simply move in and enjoy.

Saturday 4th May at 1:00pm PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

$370,000 - $410,000 Thur 2:00 - 2:30pm & Sat 11:00 - 11:30am Photo ID required David Kelly 0410 426 311

Eltham 9431 1222 1022 Main Road

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153 Upper Heidelberg Road

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ELTHAM 2 Castle Court

Desirable Family Haven The spacious interior of this lovely home includes a large lounge, retreat/formal dining area, open plan kitchen/meals/casual living zone, three robed bedrooms (master with walk-thru robe and en-suite), plus study or 4th bedroom.

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Tue 23rd April at 6:00pm (unless sold prior) PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

Rosanna 9459 8111 131 Lower Plenty Road

$490,000 - $550,000 Saturday 3:00 - 3:30pm Photo ID required Tom Kurtschenko 0417 502 944 Romeo Rigoni 0412 126 646

Doreen 9717 8801

Shop 2, 101 Hazel Glen Drive

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ELTHAM 1 / 2 Bellevue Road

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Central Location! Investors! Home Buyers! Within walking distance to Eltham schools, shops, train station and with all facilities at your doorstep, this level modern unit/house is classic in design. Includes lounge, well appointed kitchen, light-filled meals & ducted cooling. PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

$400,000 - $440,000 Saturday 1:30 - 2:00pm Photo ID required John Gilbert 0418 365 954

GREENSBOROUGH 3 Hiah Close

A Great Entertaining Home! With breathtaking views over the valley and distant City skyline, this stately residence delivers zoned lounge/dining, meals/family and billiards, downstairs study and bedroom, 4 upstairs bedrooms, and entertainer’s oasis in the yard.

INSPECT CONTACT

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Saturday 11:30 - 12:00pm Photo ID required Kim Jarvie-Pridham 0412 237 123

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GREENSBOROUGH 1 / 125 St Helena Road

Not An Ordinary 2 Bedroom Unit Set first on a large block 336m2 (approx), this home boasts a large lounge and dining, well-appointed kitchen, covered entertaining area overlooking the generous backyard, reverse cycle split system and double garage.

Tue 23rd April at 6:00pm (unless sold prior) PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

$380,000- $420,000 Thur 4:30 - 5:00pm & Sat 1:00 - 1:30pm Photo ID required Pina Kara 0415 911 437

Eltham 9431 1222 1022 Main Road

Ivanhoe 9499 7992

153 Upper Heidelberg Road

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ELTHAM 41 Floriston Grove

Beautiful Views over the Tree-tops Spacious, light-filled family home, on generous block with an intimate lounge, kitchen / meals / living, 3 robed bedrooms (main with en-suite), bathroom, laundry, GDH, A/C, covered outdoor entertaining deck, plus easy care gardens.

Saturday 27th April at 2:00pm PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

Rosanna 9459 8111 131 Lower Plenty Road

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$490,000 - $550,000 Saturday 12:00 - 12:30pm Photo ID required Tom Kurtschenko 0417 502 944 Romeo Rigoni 0412 126 646

Doreen 9717 8801

Shop 2, 101 Hazel Glen Drive

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RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES FOR RENT RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES

IVANHOE 2/90 St Elmo Rd Avail NOW $265PW 2BR, kit/meals & single carport. No Pets. Contact Jaci H’BERG 14/49 Hawdon Street Avail NOW $270PW 1BR, kit/dining, heating/cooling & parking spot. Contact Jaci DOREEN 20 Cortland Street Avail 15 Apr $300PW 3BR, ensuite, Euro laundry, D/H & single gge. Contact Amanda DOREEN 13 Culverdon Rise Avail NOW $320PW 3BR, ensuite, meals/family, D/H & single garage. Contact Amanda G’BOROUGH 89 Warralong Ave Avail NOW $320PW 3BR, kit/meals, PFBs, single garage & OSP. Contact Jaclyn VIEWBANK 83 Warren Road Avail NOW $330PW 3BR, family rm d/stairs, single carport & OSP. Contact Bill H’BERG WEST 4 Gona Street Avail 9 Apr $330PW 3BR, kit/meals, A/C, double carport & OSP. Contact Meaghan M’MORENCY 52 Mountain View Rd Avail NOW $340PW 3BR, kit/meals, A/C, gas heaters & single carport. Contact Sarah DOREEN 6 Valencia Blvd Avail NOW $340PW 3BR, ensuite, Euro laundry & double garage. Contact Amanda WATSONIA NORTH 40 Sharpes Rd Avail NOW $340PW 3BR, FBs, lounge/dining, A/C, gas heater & OSP. Contact Sarah HEIDELBERG 2/39 Rosanna Rd Avail 20 Apr $350PW 3BR, kit/meals, lounge, D/H & double garage. Contact Jaclyn DOREEN 319 Flaxen Hills Rd Avail NOW $365PW 4BR, ensuite, D/H & dble gge. No Pets. Contact Amanda Avail 1 Apr $370PW GREENSBOROUGH 1/24 Doris St 3BR unit, D/H, PFBs, D/W & single garage. No Pets. Contact Jaclyn

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H’BERG HEIGHTS 4/7 Dresden St Avail NOW $380PW 3BR, kit/dining, heating/cooling & single garage. Contact Jaci ELTHAM 1/1152 Main Road Avail NOW $395PW 3BR, ensuite, D/H, A/C, PFBs & single garage. Contact Bill MACLEOD 1B Watson Street Avail 3 Apr $400PW 3BR, ensuite, , D/W, FBs, D/H & double garage. Contact Bill H’BERG HGHTS 5/147 Waiora Rd Avail NOW $400PW 2BR, PFBs, cooling & single garage. No Pets. Contact Louise H’BERG WEST 10 Barce Place Avail NOW $410PW 3BR, ensuite, D/H, FBs, single garage & carport. Contact Louise ELTHAM 4/35 York Street Avail NOW $410PW 3BR, D/H, evap cooling, living areas & double garage. Contact Bill H’BERG HEIGHTS 179 Waiora Road Avail NOW $410PW 3BR, D/H, A/C & shed. Gge & hot house not incl. Contact Louise ELTHAM 13 Marlow Place Avail NOW $420-$450PW 3BR, ensuite, study, D/W, PBs, D/H & dbl carport. Contact Di MACLEOD 7 Kenna Street Avail 23 Apr $440PW 3BR, ensuite, D/W, heating/cooling & single garage. Contact Di ELTHAM 2/15 Cecil Street Avail NOW $550PW 3BR, FBs, ensuite, Euro laundry & double garage. Contact Sarah FAIRFIELD 243A Arthur St Avail NOW $600PW 3BR, living area, kit/meals, D/W, D/H, PFBs & OSP. Contact Di EAGLEMONT Carlsberg Road Avail 27 Apr $700PW 3BR, cooling, dbl garage & pool. Pool house not incl. Contact Di G’BOROUGH 14 Treetop Terrace Avail NOW $730-$750PW 4BR, OFP, rumpus, D/W, D/H, study & dble garage. Contact Sarah

HEIDELBERG 104 Mount Street Avail NOW 60-400sqm (approx) office space. D/H, cooling, parking, kitchen, Avail 12-18 mos. Rental is plus GST & Outgoings. Contact Angelo WATSONIA 2/2H Lambourn Road Avail 31 May $12,600PA 45sqm office, heating/cooling & kitchenette. Rental figure incl Outgoings. Rental figure does not incl GST. Contact Angelo H’BERG HEIGHTS 1/108 Bell Street Avail NOW $15,000PA 3 offices, approx 80sqm, communal kitchen & ample street parking. Tenant pays 50% electricity. Contact Angelo WATSONIA 2A Lambourn Road Avail NOW $17,000PA Approx 65sqm office suite incl reception, storage, heat/cool & OSP. Rental figure incl Outgoings. Does not incl GST. Contact Angelo MACLEOD 38 Springthhorpe Blvd Avail NOW $18,500PA Approx 80 sqm shop opposite Springthorpe CC, outdoor area, toilet & parking. Figure excludes GST & Outgoings. Contact Angelo DIAMOND CREEK 32 Chute St Avail NOW $40,000PA Large showroom, approx 173sqm, rear delivery/storage & ample parking. Figure excludes GST & Outgoings. Contact Angelo ROSANNA 121 Lower Plenty Rd Avail NOW $52,000PA Renov cafe/shop with modern 2BR dwelling, lounge w/gas fire, u/ cover parking for 2 & 2 balconies. Contact Angelo

15 PROPERTIES LEASED LAST WEEK Di Bryan 0400 911 005

Eltham 9431 1222 1022 Main Road

Meaghan Fennell 0401 019 859

Sarah Craigie 0409 945 774

Ivanhoe 9499 7992

153 Upper Heidelberg Road

Jaclyn Pasquini 0412 249 576

Rosanna 9459 8111 131 Lower Plenty Road

Bill Diamantopoulos 0431 401 720

Louise Ericksen 0413 720 244

Doreen 9717 8801

Shop 2, 101 Hazel Glen Drive

Amanda Dow 0437 011 495

Angelo Karidis 0401 241 070

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DOREEN EXCEPTIONAL!!! 19 Acres, Views, 2 Huge Sheds An impeccable north facing home with panoramic views in a park like setting. Ample living areas, study, double glazing, kitchen with marble bench tops & a long list of extras. Sheds for car enthusiasts & trades people; one perfect for a home office/teenage retreat with shower & toilet. Minutes from suburbia with mains water & grassy paddocks.

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$1,150,000 - $1,250,000 By Appointment Photo ID required Peter Koiker 0418 382 959 Justin Booth 0417 034 369

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Greensborough 3/35 Santon Street Perfect Modern Living This stunning new development is positioned perfectly just a short walk to all that Greensborough has to offer; including Plaza shopping, exciting new aquatic centre, train station, parks and schools and much more. The superbly built dwelling includes three bedrooms, study, master with full ensuite, quality list of fixtures and fittings that will impress the most astute buyer, double lock up garage and so much more. This impressive unit will not disappoint, an opportunity too good to miss!!

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Walking distance to all facilities: Greensborough Plaza Water Marc Western Ring Road Schools & Parklands Train Stations Single Storey

$629,950 View Thursday 6:00 - 6:30pm Saturday 10:30 - 11:00am Photo ID Required Scott Conboy 0418 148 615 scott.conboy@raywhite.com raywhitegreensborough.com | 9432 7000

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ELTHAM 12 Victoria Close

Expressions of Interest

Look no further, set on half an acre (approx.), this magnificent two storey resort style property will surely impress. This contemporary designed home has been masterfully renovated with family and entertainment in mind. From the minute you walk in you will feel the quality resonate. Immaculately presented on the lower level comprises polished hardwood floorboards with an open plan kitchen/meals/sitting room with exquisite modern kitchen/ stone bench tops and European stainless steel appliances overlooking the outdoor living areas, lounge room, carpeted rumpus, study, powder room and laundry with direct access to double auto garage. A gorgeous cedar stair case leads you upstairs to find 4 robed bedrooms (main with walk in robe and en suite), and a deluxe family bathroom with a lavish bath and separate shower. Additional features include polished floorboards, ducted heating, cooling, video intercom, quality fittings throughout, 2 large under house storage areas, luxurious 14 metre in ground pool encased in a 72 sq metre deck with glass fencing, 3 tiered tranquil rock water feature, amidst gorgeous landscaped gardens front and back, water tank and multiple play zones for the kids. Located in a quiet cul-de-sac with easy access to shops and Eltham College, this stylish family home won’t disappoint.

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Closing Guide Inspect Land Contact Office

Tuesday 14 May (Unless Sold Prior) Price on Application Sat 12-12.30pm 2,306 sq m approx. Prue Wittison 0412 166 057 Nathan Foley 0419 136 318 951 Main Road, Eltham 9430 1111

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IVANHOE 7/1 Mervyn Crescent

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Renovated Villa on Chelsworth Park Superbly appointed throughout, this completely refurbished two bedroom free standing villa sits adjacent Chelsworth Park and is just a short walk to Ivanhoe Village. Enjoy the wonderful lifestyle that parkside Ivanhoe has to offer in this sparkling property ideal for downsizers, first home buyers, professional couples, young families or investors.

Prue Jones 0419 352 439 Ivanhoe 9499 1276

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1/11 Powley Parade

AUCTION Saturday 20th April at 1.00pm

Soak up the admirable quality and style within the spacious interiors of this modern townhouse with street frontage and appreciate the distinct lack of maintenance afforded by its compact easy care block. Count up all the amenities that service its location and celebrate the lifestyle awaiting you or see it from an investor’s stand point as a fantastic rental option from get to go. Features: Spacious open plan living/dining area, Caesar stone kitchen with s/s appliances, Master bedroom & bathroom on ground level, Two bedrooms + 2nd bathroom upstairs, Private entertaining courtyard, Double glazed windows, Auto single garage + extra front space, Close to shops, cafes, buses & train.

INSPECTION THURSDAY 5.00 - 5.30pm SATURDAY 12.30 - 1.00pm

Quote $460,000 plus buyers Melway 20:D5 Contact Scott Anderson 0412 855 775 Stuart Buckingham 0411 743 336 Office 104 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999

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8/76 Airlie Road

SALE BY TENDER Closing Tuesday 23rd April at 6pm (Unless sold prior)

The appealing contemporary façade merely hints at the stylish lifestyle this stunning townhouse delivers. With north-facing orientation and its own street frontage, it conveys considerable space and comfort boasting open plan living areas, private retreat for parents upstairs with balcony and an idyllic courtyard for escaping the daily grind or entertaining. Close proximity to trendy Were St shops, cafes & train station illustrates why this location is so highly sought. Features: Sizable formal lounge, Bright family/meals area, Sleek galley-style s/s kitchen, Master bedroom with parents retreat, ensuite & balcony, Two ground level bedrooms & bathroom, Auto DLUG with internal access, Central heating, R/C air-cons, Private entertainer’s courtyard.

INSPECTION THURSDAY 6.00 - 6.30pm SATURDAY 11.00 - 11.30am

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Quote $520,000 plus buyers Melway 21:B7 Contact Stuart Buckingham 0411 743 336 Craig Frost 0413 018 033 Office 104 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999


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AUCTION Saturday 11th May at 12.00pm INSPECTION THURSDAY 4.00 - 4.30pm SATURDAY 1.00 - 1.30pm

Quote $300,000 plus buyers Melway 20:G2 Land size 490m2 approx Contact Craig Frost 0413 018 033 Stuart Buckingham 0411 743 336 Office 104 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999

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Give me some lovin... Freshly painted and with new carpets laid, this subdivided corner home offers immediate comfort with the potential to whet the appetite and stir the creative juices of first homebuyers to add immediate value. Alternatively, astute investors would be wise to capitalize on its prominent location, just moments from Greensborough Plaza, eateries, train station and parks and guarantee themselves a handsome return. Features: Spacious lounge room, Tidy original kitchen, meals/family area, Three bedrooms plus study, Two bathrooms (one updated), Ducted heating, ceiling fans, Entertaining deck, Double garage via side-street

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Fantastically positioned at the end of a peaceful cul-de-sac, overlooking Petrie Park next door and minutes from an array of lifestyle options this home boasts an idyllic lifestyle. Features: Resurfaced modern kitchen, 3 well sized bdrs, all with BIRs, 2-way bathroom, D/H, evap cooling, alarm system, soar panels, water tank, SLUG & ample storage.

AUCTION Auction Saturday 4th May at 12.00pm Melway 21:E6 Contact Scott Nugent 0438 054 993 Simon McEvoy 0412 319 046 Office Cnr Were & Rattray Rd, Montmorency Phone 9434 6666 INSPECT THUR 5 - 5.30pm SAT 11 - 11.30am

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1-4/168 Rattray Road

This boutique development of 4 new stylish townhouses (approx 30 squares) each, are just mins from trendy cosmopolitan Montmorency Village shopping & café precinct & station. Features: Open plan living, kitchens with stone benchtops, master bdr with WIR & ensuites, 2 further bdrs & family bathroom, study/study nook, 9ft ceilings, powder rooms, D/H, PFBs, entertaining deck or alfresco area, balconies with treetop views & DLUG.

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Quote From $550,000 plus buyers Melway 21:E6 Contact Craig Frost 0413 018 033 Stuart Buckingham 0411 743 336 Office 104 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999 INSPECTION SATURDAY 2.00 - 2.30pm

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49 Duff Parade

This home captures the essence of modern family living, offering a splendid mix of formal & communal settings in addition to a private garden oasis,. You can enjoy clear nights under the stars entertaining on the large covered alfresco area. Features: Formal lounge, open family/meals area with study nook, modern kitchen, 3 generous bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, D/H, R/C air-con, DLUG with a/c office & plenty of storage.

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Saturday 27th April at 1.00pm $560,000 plus buyers 20:E11 Land size 700m2 approx David Oakley 0439 397 284 Scott Anderson 0412 855 775 Office 104 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999 INSPECT THUR 6 - 6.30pm SAT 1 - 1.30pm

1/93 Harborne Street

Privately set behind a high picket fence on it’s own title, the landscaped front garden delivers an delightful oasis setting with fenced off area at the rear for kids and pets to play safely and adults to entertain alfresco. Features: Open plan living & dining area, striking Technika s/s kitchen, 3 robed bdrs, stunning family bathroom, Sep. toilet, D/H, evap cooling, auto garage & no body corp.

AUCTION Auction Quote Melway Contact

Saturday 27th April at 12.00pm $440,000 plus buyers 20:F6 Land size 555m2 approx David Oakley 0439 397 284 Scott Anderson 0412 855 775 Office 104 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999 INSPECT THUR 5 - 5.30pm SAT 12 - 12.30pm

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1/19 Dowle Street

Buyers with a sense of style, searching for a relaxed low-maintenance lifestyle are in for a treat with this stunning clinker period home, with its own street frontage. Features: Open living/dining with electric fire, sleek Caesar stone kitchen with s/s appliances, 3 bdrs with sizable master with BI mirrored robes, designer bathroom, French doors to decked areas, D/H, ref cooling & roller door to car space.

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1/2 Airlie Road

A priceless location offering easy access to all services including trendy Were Street will prick the ears of those who are searching for a solid investment or simply something affordable to live in. Features: Formal lounge and separate dining room, refreshed kitchen/meals, 2 robed bdrs, bathroom, separate toilet, GDH, a/c, communal swimming pool, timber deck access to SLUG, extra parking, storage & freshly painted.

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AUCTION Auction Quote Melway Contact

Saturday 27th April at 2.00pm $470,000 plus buyers 20:C7 Land size 320m2 approx Scott Anderson 0412 855 775 Stuart Buckingham 0411 743 336 Office 104 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999 INSPECT THUR 6 - 6.30pm SAT 3 - 3.30pm

PRIVATE SALE Quote $360,000 plus buyers Melway 21:B7 Contact Stuart Buckingham 0411 743 336 Sue Stone 0416 055 159 Office 104 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999 INSPECT THUR 5 - 5.30pm SAT 12 - 12.30pm


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8/459 Waterdale road

If value for money, location and presentation are at the top of your list, this property, quietly set well back from the street, is for you. Features: 2 Bdrs, living/dining area, PFBs, appealing kitchen, central bathroom, separate toilet, private courtyard, single carport & shed. With Schools, transport Austin hospital & La Trobe Uni close by.

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Saturday 11th May at 1.00pm $270,000 plus buyers 19:G12 David Oakley 0439 397 284 Scott Anderson 0412 855 775 Office 104 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999 InsPeCt Thur 4 - 4.30pm sAT 2 - 2.30pm

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20-22 Wattle Tree road

A unique investment opportunity presents itself courtesy of this flat HALF ACRE + property, with future subdivision potential (STCA, Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to consult the drawing board and apply a creative touch to this property or simply enjoy the rental returns you can accrue from each home - Just a 10 minute walk to Hurstbridge shops & train station.

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Quote Asking $650,000 Melway 186:J6 Land size 2085m2 approx Contact Graeme Oldfield 9439 4022 Adam McWatters 0404 489 266 Office 1004 Main Road, Eltham Phone 9439 4022 InsPeCtIOn sATurDAy 1.00 - 1.30pm

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Loads Of Living In The St Helena Zone

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Attention First Home Buyers or Investors This renovated home has been rewired, floorboards polished and freshly painted throughout. Offering two good sized bedrooms, sparkling bathroom, functional kitchen meals area, spacious lounge and separate sun room. Landscaped gardens with fruit trees, plenty of room for the kids to run around, or to build your own entertainment area. Situated a stone throw away from Bell Street and all amenities. This 565m2 block offers unlimited options subject to council approval. Auction: Saturday 20th April at 2.00pm View: This Saturday from 1.30pm Land Size: 565m2 approx Details: Tony Delinaoum 0418 313 123

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