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mustard all over as well). Fire up a pan and seal for about three minutes on each side – you may need to hold the piece upright in the pan with tongs to do this. You don’t just want colour, you want a thick crust, which will seal beautifully and be delicious later. Place the meat in the oven … but how long to cook it? Ah, this was the discussion every time, with every chef who came past. Always less than you think, and mostly always at a lower temperature than you would imagine (so as not to “shock the meat” apparently … I always thought that had probably been achieved a long time before it arrived home with you …). But who was it who told me what I now regard as the golden rule? Was it Marchetti? Jeremy Strode of Pomme? That British blowhard Gordon Ramsay, who, for all his many faults, knows his way around a piece of meat? I can’t recall – but the rule is this: reduce the cooking time and double the resting time, and the meat will be juicy and beautifully rare. I did all this, and it was. And as we carved the meat into perfect, thick slices I felt all those great cooks crowd around me – my very own MasterChef moment of the imagination – nodding approvingly. And asking for the scraps. \

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t’s a great radio voice, and it’s a voice of reason and civility. We’re sitting in the Sydney sunshine in Geraldine Doogue’s back garden. Some budgies in a cage are chirping away, her 19-year-old son is dispatched to look for the family dog, who hasn’t been sighted for a while, and it’s a chance for me to grill the griller, the journalist whose warmth has exuded from television screens and radio speakers for 30 years. She’s the reasonable voice amid lots of shouting and shrillness and I ask if that’s been a deliberate stance. “I have thought about how I wanted to interview people,” she says. “In a way the cross-examiners are lionised in our profession, they ‘get’ somebody. I like a bit of that, but I have always preferred to get to motive, what’s making this person tick, why are they thinking like they’re thinking. I’m more interested in that than the ‘gotcha!’. “I tend to think that you don’t get the same applause from within my profession, but you may well get it from the broader public. I’m very impressed with people who can drive home that final nail in the coffin, but I know that what I really respect is the people who can follow through and do a forensic interview that gives the person a bit of dignity at the end of it. I think the essence of good journalism is genuine, deep-seated curiosity. Sometimes I get frustrated because I don’t see enough curiosity, I see people try to make headlines.” Doogue herself has never made headlines. She’s been a steady presence, presenting the religion-based Compass on ABC TV and Life Matters on Radio National. She now hosts a Saturday morning show on Radio National called Saturday Extra (from 7.30). “That’s my pride and joy, really,” she says. “It’s designed to be your broadsheet newspaper that you read with a cup of coffee, on radio. A lot of people, particularly Melbourne people, have this habit ... where you go in and sit with your friends and you scan the articles while you’re having a coffee. I think that’s really got a place on radio. “At 7.30-8 it’s the front pages, after 8am it’s features, and you finish going light, travel, quirky things.” She aims to weave all manner of life into the show, including business. “Not just the statistics but, ‘How does it fit into the world of ideas?’ Not to be afraid of that. I think these days, with all the voices that are around, there’s a tremendous fear of any perceived depth, and I think depth can be very sexy. I don’t think you have to be terrified of putting people off ... Give people a chance to pause and reflect and try to make sense of things. I think that can be immensely attractive.” Doogue grew up in Perth wanting to be a teacher. “Something safe,” she says. “I ended up doing very unsafe things. The media is not a safe world.” At the University of Western Australia, she befriended Kim Beazley, who was a couple of years ahead of her. Doogue was bridesmaid at both of his weddings. She almost launched into teaching but was offered a cadetship by The West Australian. “Something propelled me to give it a go and I just knew I was home.” She started her cadetship in 1972. “Fantastic time to be in journalism,” she says. “Gough Whitlam was elected at the end of the year. Loads of stories. It was just such fun.” She travelled to London for Beazley’s marriage to his first wife, Mary, and stayed for a few years. In 1981 she moved to Sydney with her first husband, journalist Tim Blue. A few years later she was offered the job of Perth-based compere of the ABC’s current affairs program, Nationwide. It was her first role outside newspapers. “I lost about a stone and a half [9.5 kilos] from nervous energy,” she says. “It was hard. Daily live television is tough. Coming after TDT [This Day Tonight], a great era was ending, and a new one beginning. There’s very different instincts involved in newspaper and television fronting, but fantastic

Picture \ John Donegan opportunities. Once you get over the terror you think, ‘Oh well, I’ll just bat on’.” She was soon back in Sydney fronting Nationwide’s NSW edition. After a stint in commercial radio and television, she returned to ABC TV, where she garnered multiple awards, including the United Nations Media Peace Prize for her coverage of the Gulf War. In 1998, she began presenting Compass and became standard bearer for religious faith and spirituality on television. I ask how much her own beliefs as a Catholic have informed that program. “Because I have been exposed to belief all my life, I’m not afraid of going there. When I watch a lot of people in straight news and current affairs, I watch them interview people and get close to the issue of belief and then they back off, observably frightened, that they’ll be accused of being believers. There’s a real image that if you’re perceived to be a believer, in news and current affairs, there’s a perceived risk that you lose your objectivity. I think it’s a load of absolute rubbish.” She says people learn to keep their beliefs quiet. “In a way, I learnt years ago. I thought, ‘Look, I either worry about this or I don’t’. And because I believed you could do very good journalism in this space – in fact I think it’s a greatly underdone area – I decided I wasn’t going to let it bother me.” I ask whether her faith helps her understand some of the issues we’re facing, such as child abuse and paedophile priests. “Definitely,” she says. “I think it’s

helped some of the children, didn’t help others.” There were four children in the Doogue and Carroll household, from different marriages. I suggest that talking about the issues of the day could be a great gift for children. “Yes, but we’ve all got a certain cup of energy and you do wonder in retrospect whether you had enough for the little things. We certainly tried, and I think we did. “I know people who forbade all phone calls after six o’clock at night just so they could give total time to their children. These are people in very busy careers. And I sometimes wish we’d done a bit more of that. I hope we modelled our utter enjoyment of our working life, which I think is a lovely thing to model too.” How did being a journalist interlace with her role as a parent? “It used to be a [family] joke, we’d yell at the television news. ‘Oh what rubbish is this!’ Because we’d been absorbed in it all day or I had to do an interview about it or Ian had to commission something, because he was running things all our married life.” Now Doogue is a grandmother to Taya, who is 18 months old, and she’s loving her role. “She was born only three weeks after Ian died. There was something remarkable about life and death in that. I wish he could have held her in his arms. It was his daughter’s child. But it’s wonderful. I try to see her as much as I can and be a reliable grandmother. “I really want to be reliable to my stepdaughter, Genevieve ... On Tuesday afternoon she can do whatever she likes and I’m there. I feel, with young mothers, the best thing you can give them is to say, ‘Look I’ll be available Tuesday and Thursday, if you want to sit and look at the television, just have a cup of coffee, do the

“i know people who forbade all phone calls after six at night so they could give total time to their children. i sometimes wish we’d done a bit more of that.” allowed me to understand issues inside Islam. And issues inside Buddhism. And issues inside Judaism. I think that if you are not afraid of having a belief system you then are open to a whole lot of other belief systems, belief systems generally. “People know it about you. They will agree to an interview. You ask questions differently if you are not afraid of admitting you are some form of believer.”


n a sphere where having faith has been so unfashionable, Compass has been an island. “Radio National, my network, has always maintained quite a strong religion unit, but there’s nothing like that on local radio, nothing on commercial radio or TV ... That went right out 25 years ago.” In 2011, Doogue’s second husband, television executive Ian Carroll, died from pancreatic cancer, aged 64. He was pivotal to the creation of many ABC programs, such as Nationwide, Lateline, The 7.30 Report and Four Corners. Doogue and Carroll were what Doogue would probably be appalled to hear described as a media power couple. It was an epic love story, a 27-year relationship. “It was a big, emotional connection, a relationship that transforms you. Big relationships that change you can’t be easily repeated. You’ve just got to accept that they don’t come along that much.” It helped that they were in the same industry. “We talked immensely about it all. It was wonderful.” Did she ever a worry there was too much journalism talk in the house? “I’ve thought about whether we, in retrospect, both thought, ‘Did we just have too much of that around us, the kids hearing so much?’ It probably

washing, have a facial, do whatever you want to do, I’ll be there. If you want to talk to me, I’ll be there’. Just to be reliable. And to just enjoy the baby and hopefully let her enjoy me. I’m learning. I’ve got training wheels on.” Was parenthood her greatest achievement? “Definitely. It’s highly creative, both to you and to them. It’s forming a person, watching them, facilitating them on their terms. That’s the big thing you learn. You have to allow them to be who they are going to be, not who you want them to be.” I ask about her children’s reaction to having famous parents. “I don’t think kids like being in the public eye. And I think they get drawn in whether or not they like it ... I think most people in the public eye say, ‘I don’t think this has been ideal for my kids’.” Doogue has no plans to retire. “I’d certainly like to be on the ABC for a few more years, to find out what you can do and what you can say out loud, what venue you can give other people to speak at a deep level when they’re not invited to elsewhere.” She speaks often to young people and offers some words on career. “I say, ‘Meet your deadlines, be gracious to people and do well enough to be invited back’.” For 30 years, as she entered our homes on radio and television, the gracious Geraldine Doogue has been invited back, many times. \ PS: The missing dog was taken by two French people to a local café for a latte and later returned safe and sound. We Welcome your feeDback @

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he fashionable hybrid business mixing bar and bottle T shop was once mostly associated with Melbourne’s inner city. But just like designer coffee and quality cafés that similarly sprouted near the CBD before colonising most of Melbourne, the bar/bottle shop is also making its presence felt away from the city. Eaglemont Cellars & Bar, sitting at one end of the village-like Silverdale Road shopping strip, is a great example of how well these enoteca-like businesses settle into the local habitat. Owned by Irish couple Tom and Eileen Delaney and run by their daughter Sheena (a witty woman and former jazz singer who, she says, “doesn’t take much coaxing” to belt out a tune), Eaglemont Cellars & Bar should be up for some kind of truth in naming award. On one side is the cellar, a homey kind of space with a terracotta-tiled floor specialising in wines made by family-run wineries, many of them from Victoria. “We wanted to make a point of difference in what we sell,” says Sheena. “Because we are a small, family-run business, we thought that we would support similar businesses that make wine. We are expanding to include some labels from Europe and we have some from New Zealand, but they’re still mostly from smaller, boutique wineries.” One of the great advantages of the model is anything in the cellar can be bought to drink in the adjacent bar for the price of the bottle plus a $10 surcharge. The bar at Eaglemont Cellars is, for a concrete-floored space that used to be the drive-through, surprisingly cosy. The wood-burning stove helps, as do the couches, the central bar with its Celtic motifs (not surprisingly, Eaglemont C&B does a roaring trade on St Patrick’s Day) and the live music that happens on Thursday nights and Sunday afternoons. \

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ere’s a dare: leave your electronic devices in the car, or at home. Give your thumbs a rest and forgo the social ties for an hour or two. That sixth sense we are developing, let’s call it “connectedness”, isn’t needed here. Your original five senses will be used to their full potential in this sultry, clubby space. Dramatic lighting or people watching and the din of voices and music will occupy two. The menu should keep the other three alert. Saigon Sally is the sophisticated sister of popular Vietnamese hawker bar Hanoi Hannah, a suburb away. Hannah opened in February 2012 and Sally arrived 12 months later. Ownership team Nick Coulter, Paul Nguyen, Simon Blacher and Will Newton (the first three met while working at The Saint Hotel in Fitzroy) knew their new girl had to stand on her own, but that there was still room for a another taste of Vietnamese executed with Victoria Street devotion south of the river. Sally is more about home-style Vietnamese food and sharing dishes. Less about pho and rice paper rolls. It’s a little pricier, too. But the offering from pans wielded by Adrian Li (ex Donovans) is still well-priced for a damn good, smack-of-the-senses feed. Li combines his Vietnamese/Chinese upbringing with the traditional and modern cooking techniques he learnt in the kitchens on Jacka Boulevard. The result is a judicious balance of the five elements integral to Vietnamese cuisine – sour, bitter, sweet, spicy and salty. Smell and taste are put through their paces with the ingredients used in Li’s cooking. Touch gets its first awakening with prawn pandanus parcels. There’s nothing especially Vietnamese about these plump packages of minced prawn meat. They are Asian fusion cuisine at its best, with the addition of garlic, galangal, sriracha (Thai chilli sauce) and lemongrass. Pandan leaves aren’t native to Vietnam, but they smell fantastic. Get your fingers messy stripping the coarse roasted leaves from the meat and dunk in the sticky, sweet sesame caramel sauce. Chopsticks are optional, but slower and less inclined to challenge your sense of touch. Fingers are required too for banh khot – a trio of rice flour and smoked coconut cream blinis, shaped into cute little bowls. The just-crisp dishes hold tiny cubes of silken tofu, fried shallots, chilli, spring onions and a few soft mung beans in a broth of smoked coconut milk. Add a little red wine vinegar and devour in two bites. Saigon Sally’s menu offers six small dishes, six medium-sized dishes, a few sides and nine larger dishes. Most are suited to sharing. There’s a “feed me” option for $59 a person, minimum of two people. It offers good value and broad menu coverage. The winter cocktail list offers some cracking combinations. There’s the boom boom mojito, made with white rum, chilli, Vietnamese mint, kaffir lime, lemongrass, ginger syrup and soda, or the spiced pumpkin and maple mule, with pumpkin liquor, vodka, apple brandy and ginger and maple syrup. The wine and beer lists are sophisticated and well suited to the food. Vietnamese chicken coleslaw is another sensory delight. Tender slices of chicken breast that have been

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poached in black bean sauce are tossed with bean shoots, shredded carrot, Asian basil, peanuts and pickles, and sit on a bed of crisp vermicelli. All five elements are in harmony in a generous brick of rare wagyu dressed in Li’s own zesty ponzu, made with soy sauce and pomegranate molasses. The thin slices of meat are topped with shallots, nasturtium petals, lemongrass, crisp pieces of garlic and ginger, and a scattering of pomegranate seeds. But the broken bim bim bap – Li’s take on a traditional Korean dish – is the ultimate comfort food. The crushed rice hosts salty, spicy pulled pork, shredded carrots and lemongrass. and is topped with an egg poached at 63 degrees. Salads are sensory. There’s the savoury morning glory tossed with garlic, lemon and sesame oil, and the chilli-heavy astringent papaya salad. Happy endings are prepared at the bar. Watch as grapes are sliced and popcorn is added to the che bap – a hit-and-miss combo of tapioca and corn pudding and zesty lime granita. Order it for the divine vacuum-treated, airy honeycomb (thanks Donovans). The house specialty, a tira-mi-Sally, is a quirky finisher that says much about this bold, adventurous food. Layers of macaron are filled with a Vietnamese coffee parfait, condensed milk and peanut brittle. It looks like a school lunch and there’s nothing very Vietnamese about it, but it’s fabulous. \ to reaD more reViewS

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Fashion \ JANE ROCCA iNvEstigAtEs thE EthiCs Of stylE we hope that they will influence people to appreciate good craftsmanship and high-quality materials,” says McCarthy. “After all, this is key to reducing our world’s unbelievable consumption rates.” Cassar says her pieces explore the notion of upcycling. She is up to her ninth collection this year. “The pieces I have chosen to exhibit portray my signature style,” Cassar says. “Each design has been hand sewn by myself using the deconstruction process whereby preloved garments have been deconstructed and reconstructed to create something new.” Cassar says being sustainable shouldn’t be a choice, it should be a given. “We are all aware of the state of our environment,” she says. “To me, fashion design should reflect our time, so it should reflect our social responsibility towards our natural environment.” McCarthy agrees and says the aim of the the look exhibition is to show consumers the perks of being fashionable Sustainable fashion and ethical. meets art at The Light “Beauty can be found in Factory’s The Ethics of seemingly redundant Style exhibition.



he relationship between sustainability and wearable art is the essence that holds The Ethics of Style exhibition together. Curated by Sigrid McCarthy and showing at The Light Factory Gallery in Eltham, the event looks at how fashion and sustainable design can live in unison. “I didn’t want to merely recreate something that had essentially been done many times before,” McCarthy says. “With this in mind, I decided to approach talented local designers that in my opinion were approaching sustainability in interesting and unique ways.” In The Ethics Of Style, a handful of aspiring designers strut their talent – outfits that have been made with sustainable practice in mind. This is teamed with the works of established fashion illustrators to provide an integrated approach. From illustrator Kerrie Hess to designer Rachael Cassar’s dresses made from recycled materials, the exhibition is designed to challenge perceptions about what is sustainable fashion and offers two- and three-dimensional experiences. “I want to alter people’s perceptions of sustainable fashion by showcasing beautiful design that wouldn’t necessarily be expected,” McCarthy says. “I don’t believe a garment should scream, ‘I’m sustainable’. It should be functional, stylish and aesthetically pleasing, while also being ethical.” Kerrie Hess, who recently moved back to Brisbane after a long stint overseas, including in London, Hong Kong and Paris, has made a name for herself as a talented illustrator. If the surname rings a bell, it’s because her sister, Megan, is in the same field. Inspired by Paris, vintage fashion magazines and street fashion, Hess has scored some great gigs over the years, from her first job with Vogue at 19, to publishing a stylebook called Shoestring Chic and working on a capsule collection with Kate Spade New York. Her illustrations appear on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar’s 15th anniversary edition with Collette Dinnigan, a coup for the artist. “I jumped at the chance to be involved in this exhibition,” says Hess, whose illustrations are on show in the Printemps department store in Paris right now – yes, on 13-metre billboards. “I love that The Light Factory is celebrating fashion illustration with a focus on sustainability. I think fashion illustration is finally making it back onto magazine covers, into frames in people’s homes and in fashion windows again, which is lovely.” The exhibition also features the designs of Gemma Anastasiou and Joseph Jang. “They all invest a lot of time and energy into their pieces, and

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items of clothing, simply through refashioning them. Joseph Jang’s avant-garde pieces – which are made from recycled denim jeans found in op shops – are testament to this notion,” McCarthy says. Accompanying the exhibition is a refashioning workshop hosted by local fashion writer, and TWR journalist, Leeyong Soo. “We hope that all these components of the exhibition will help consumers re-evaluate the lifespan of their garments,” McCarthy says. \

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“fashion illustration is finally making it back onto magazine covers and into fashion windows again.”

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re our beauty aisles multicultural? Just think about it for a few moments. As Australians we pride ourselves as the poster children of multiculturalism. We embrace all and sundry, it is in our DNA or at least that is what I took for granted. I was speechless when the question was put to me recently by several people. It got me thinking. Foundations and concealers are the cornerstone of any women’s make-up arsenal and sadly not all brands cater to all. Many a time I have sat through a complexion product launch to be stunned by the narrowness of the imported colour range. Our cousins in America and Britain have their pick from the same brands available here. The most popular and widely available brands have the colours, but they are just not offered in their full line-up here. One industry insider, says “dark complexion products are not as easy to formulate as it is difficult to get the recipe right to cover tonal variations in the skin. In Australia we also do not have the population to sustain a large colour range but this I can assure you will change”. That is perfect for the future, but what about those who need darker shades now. I agree with the comment about tonal variations in darker skin. I know of make-up artists working with the likes of Naomi Campbell, Azealia Banks and Zoe Saldana who mix at least two to three shades to get the balance right. We all have tonal variations in our skin, but in darker skin the difference is more obvious. Darker tones also need products that give depth; if not they will look one-dimensional and ashy. Experienced make-up artists mix a bit of red to the skin to give it warmth but it can also be easily overcome by adding a smidgen of gold-hued liquid luminiser to the foundation before application. Correct me if I am wrong, but I found no budget-priced brand that offers a colour range suited to someone darker than your average tanned olive-skinned person. Thankfully not all is lost. If you look you will find and these brands not only carry darker skin shades they will also willingly find the right products and give you tips on how to perfect your complexion.

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This beautifully crafted film feels much like a great American novel, in exactly the same way that Baz’s Gatsby didn’t. Rather than relying on brash colours and CG trickery, Mud’s vivid world is defined by real landscapes and salty, nuanced characters. Leaving Gatsby was like crashing down from a sugar high, whereas Mud still had me in its net days later. From the director of last year’s Take Shelter, this tale of two boys on the edge of adulthood evokes classic rites-of-passage adventures such as Huckleberry Finn, Something Wicked This Way Comes and Stand By Me. Ellis (Tye Sheridan) and Neckbone (Jacob Lofland) are river folk, subsisting on a stretch of the Mississippi and sneaking off to explore forbidden estuaries. On one such jaunt, they encounter Mud (Matthew McConaughey), a mysterious figure inhabiting a boat stranded up a tree. Soon, our young heroes become involved in a quest to reunite Mud with his lost love. As the charismatic Mud, McConaughey provides an illusion of adulthood, which the boys keenly chase. Ellis’ parents are on the verge of divorce, so he needs to believe in the purity of romance and the immutability of love. Love, however, proves to be a more complex and dangerous beast than he hopes. Sheridan is extraordinary, balancing a child’s fragile innocence against a man’s hot anger. McConaughey has probably never been better, but the real heart of the film lies with the unflappable Neckbone, whose quiet love for his friend sees him follow Ellis into a world we sense he’s not quite ready for. Moving, unsentimental and quietly gripping, Mud will sit high on end-of-year best film lists. \

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A sunny blast of Latin cinema arrives this week to banish the winter chill. This year’s Spanish Film Festival features a special Splash of Summer event (Kino Cinemas – Tuesday, June 18), in which drinks, tapas and live entertainment accompany a screening of lighthearted family drama The Summer Side. Other highlights include an appearance by popular Spanish actress Maribel Verdú (best known for Y Tu Mamá También and Pan’s Labyrinth). Verdú stars in two of the 22 films on offer and will take part in a special Q&A on June 20, following a screening of thriller The End. \


Canadian pop group Austra’s debut was dance music for people who don’t like dancing. Drawing on the electro-pop of the early ’80s, Feel It Break clothed its bright, synth-led tracks in gothic shades. Record No.2 shows some sign of the group leaving the black, witchy garb on the hanger. Annie has mumbled hints of happy house, while opening track What We Done? is built on a pulsing bass line that sounds like the ebb and throb of a distant rave. Sure, it takes a while for that party to arrive (the first three minutes are little more than bass and singer Katie Stelmanis’ glassy, European vocals), and when it does, the beat is more of a shuffle than a freakout. The main leap forward is a sound in which the human element is as important as the programming. Two years of touring seem to have transformed the band into a more collaborative, experimental beast. The usual electro-pop synth swerves and bleeps are augmented by a range of instruments – horns, piano, organ and woodwind – and Stelmanis’ lyrics seem to have become more frank and her singing more vulnerable. The group’s icy cool remains intact, but there’s a new, appealing sense of warmth. \



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British comedian simon amstell’s material isn’t typical stand-up fodder. at the beginning of this recording of last year’s Numb tour, he warns the audience that his inspirations were anxiety, disconnection and depression. Fans of his sitcom, Grandma’s House, should be familiar with his frank, often uncomfortable approach to comedy. amstell has twin gifts for sharpening mundane absurdities and for one-liners of which Woody allen would be proud. indeed, it’s allen’s comedy that amstell’s most resembles. there’s a similarly neurotic quality, as amstell relentlessly deconstructs his own existence for his pain and our pleasure. as such, Numb is part therapy session, with the comedian attempting to understand himself and his issues with his friends, father and lovers. thankfully, his despair is our gain. \

Watching \ RocKwiz (SBS, Saturdays). Perennial sticky-floored pub quiz without the bother of going to the pub. This week’s stars are Deborah Conway and the ubiquitous Passenger. Listening \ Charlie Boyer and the Voyeurs, Clarietta. Thoroughly listenable retread of some hallowed ground, with nods to Television and The Velvet Underground. Revisiting \ The Weatherwoman. (Madman DVD). Having vaguely remembered this arty flick from late-night SBS showings in the ’90s, I’ve been shocked to discover it’s actually kitsch erotica.


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Ear On Arm Performance, Lorne Sculpture, 2011, Stelarc (NiNa SeLLarS)

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n 2011, beach wanderers down Lorne way may well have been confronted by a colossal four-metre-long arm, evidently washed up on the beach and made all the more peculiar by an all-listening ear, perching like a perfectly formed fungal growth on its forearm. This already peculiar entity was made stranger still by the appearance of a naked man who mounted the arm and embraced it in some kind of bizarre lover’s clinch, and was then somewhat ritualistically coated in a layer of white clay. One soon realised the naked man also had a fully formed human ear protruding from his left arm. This was the renowned sculptor and performance artist, Stelarc, and the arm and performance were part of an event that has galvanised increasing numbers since its inception in 1997: the Lorne Sculpture Biennale. “The Lorne performance was aesthetically about counterpointing the scale of the body with the scale of a large fragment of the body that was the sculpture,” Stelarc explains. The performance lasted about 45 minutes. “It took about 15 minutes to smear the body with white clay (which cracked from my body heat). After 30 minutes people were asked to leave. It was very cold ...” Stelarc never does things by halves. The four-metre sculpture and accompanying performance was arguably the highlight of the Lorne Sculpture Biennale in 2011. “Stelarc was my highlight, too,” says Julie Collins, who curated the selection of artists. “It was great to have his giant arm within the trail and then have Stelarc create a performance piece around it. He lay across the arm, naked and had two people smear white clay over his body completely covering him. It was simple and beautiful, and the audience was captivated.” Collins is now an established figure in the Sculpture Biennale, having exhibited in the first fledgling event in 2007. She was then asked to undertake the curator’s job for the 2011 exhibition.

“As an artist and curator I’m always looking at how an exhibition, which I’ve been a part of, can develop, so this was a real opportunity to get some of those ideas out.” She has been asked to put the event together for next year, and Collins knows her realm. She has been a professional sculptor and exhibiting since 1987, and was one of the founding members of the Yarra Sculpture Gallery and the group that runs it, the Contemporary Sculptors Association (CSA). “My passion is sculpture,” she says. “My definition of sculpture is wide, encompassing sound, installation, performance, happenings, multimedia – basically anything that occupies the 3D. Sculpture is the most exciting form of contemporary art and the most interesting artists of our time are sculptors.” Collins is similarly passionate about the site of the event. “The location is beautiful; a small coastal town that can accommodate large numbers of visitors, the beach, restaurants and something is always going on in Lorne. It is really becoming the cultural heart of the coastline; Qdos gallery has been a trailblazer. “The Lorne Sculpture committee are all volunteers and are totally professional and committed, and this makes for a great event.” Collins sees considerable differences between the Lorne event and Sydney’s now well-known Sculpture by the Sea (SxS). “Lorne is a curated exhibition, one vision,” she says. “I look for artists who have something to say; sculpture is a powerful medium and artists are great social commentators. “SxS is selected via a panel with a lot of the emphasis on sales. Lorne is a different model and aimed at reflecting the diversity of contemporary sculpture in Australia art.” Collins has expanded Lorne to include Sculpturscape and performance art commissions. Sculpturscape

involves artists creating a sculpture on site, “a kind of a sculpture blitz where audiences are able to see real-time creativity”, she says. The performance-art commissions will also spread across the four weekends with the likes of multimedia artist Domenico de Clario doing an all-night performance piece on the pier. The exhibition is selected via a mix of invitation and expressions of interest. “For me this is the most exciting part of curating,” says Collins. “No curator can be on top of everything that is going on and by no means get to every exhibition. In my opinion an exhibition selected without an expressions of interest process is cutting itself short. “I am looking for artists whose practice occupies or utilises the 3D, achieves high levels of artistic integrity, quality and, above all, innovation.” Another Lorne innovation is the Collectors Project of small sculptures, Collins says. “One of the anomalies of the sculpture world is that on average 20,000-50,000 people visit this type of regional-based outdoors sculpture exhibition. They are tremendously interested in the art form and are developing into a sophisticated audience. Yet still only a handful of sculptors can make a living from their practice and continue to spend far more on creation than what they get in return. “Although we do have some significant private collectors in Victoria leading the way, we need more. I asked myself what makes someone buy a mass-produced garden ornament costing $600 rather than seeking out an original art work by an Australian sculptor. It all comes back to knowledge, education, access and, above all, courage. “The collectors’ project will be a series of tours, workshops, kits and presentations that will help artists and potential collectors to delve into this mysterious world. People will be encouraged to take the leap and start a collection, even if it is a collection of one. It is

Innovative art: Curator Julie Collins. (supplIed)

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aimed at educating the audiences to take more risks in buying art to think about commissioning an artist.” Another initiative for Lorne Sculpture will be The Scarlett Award aimed at developing critical writing about contemporary sculpture. The award is named after Ken Scarlett, a curator and writer on Australian sculpture, who has actively worked to promote Australian sculpture for more than 40 years. The Scarlett Award will be a nationwide competition for Australian professional and non-professional critics, artists and writers. A cash award of $5000 will be presented to the best-written review, judged by well-known art figures Ken Scarlett, Maudie Palmer and Jason Smith. “I was the first curator when we had limited finances and tentative support,” recalls Scarlett. “But the event has grown in diversity and in significance over the years. As an innovative and imaginative curator, Julie Collins has exploited the diverse environment of river, ocean beaches and shop windows. Not only has she displayed sculpture, she has also included performances and installations, as well as initiating programs involving children.” Scarlett notes that while there aren’t major corporations based in Lorne that may have become sponsors, “the local community has been remarkably supportive in offering financial support and providing innumerable volunteers”. As with Scarlett, community is tantamount for Collins. “We are offering children’s and adults’ workshops where anybody can give making sculpture a go; these will be held each weekend. Also we are planning to develop an artist to lead a major project to which the community and visitors can contribute. “Funding these events is always challenging, but we have a great team working on it and it comes from a mix of personal donations, philanthropic trusts, the Surf Coast Shire, corporate support and hopefully the state and federal governments this year. The Lorne

community is an important part of the funding and they have been generous by sponsoring sites and artists, which helps with our artists’ fees. Lorne is committed to paying artist fees and this is a large section of our budget. People can support us in a variety of ways, not only with cash; just becoming a volunteer is like cash in the bank to an event like this.” Several works have already been commissioned. “Dom de Clario’s performance will involve a static sculpture as Stelarc did,” says Collins. “He will create a sculpture as part of the Sculpture Trail that will be a stand alone piece and, for one night only, create a performance around the sculpture, becoming a part of the sculpture and the sculpture becoming a part of the performance.” Another award will give an unrepresented artist the opportunity to hold a solo exhibition at the Melbourne Art Rooms (MARS) in Port Melbourne. “MARS became involved due to my passion for sculpture,” says the gallery’s director, Andy Dinan, who will select the winning artist. “I studied sculpture part time for years and was committed to helping sculptors in this country. I also want to see more great sculpture shown.” For Dinan the event is “all about the setting – the seascape – the amazing stunning backdrop of Lorne that sculptors and the everyday punter and art lover alike respond to. Everyone feels something when they are on that landscape, and the sculptors capture that something and take it further still”. “I also really love the way there is such a community feel for the sculpture show there – the whole town comes to life in a new way. “I love Lorne, I love the pub, the sea, the trampolines and swing-bridge, and I love seeing my favourites and some new sculptors I hadn’t met exhibiting in such an amazing setting … bring on the next one!” \ »

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ix weeks ago, South Australian writer Hannah find solid discussion fodder around the issues Kent’s first novel, Burial Rites, arrived in of justice, fairness, sexism, compassion, the our shop. Its popularity has soared among unbending District Commissioner Björn Blöndal, bookworms, and book clubs have cottoned on to its who describes Agnes as a “woman loose with her potential as a story that stimulates good discussion. emotions and looser with her morals”. Also ripe for The reviewers, meanwhile, have been mostly discussion are the role of Toti, the young clergyman impressed with Kent’s delivery of a powerful whose gentle and, at times, inadequate persistence storyline, and we await with interest its launch on encourages Agnes to tell her story, and the responses the US and British markets later this year. of Jonsson family members with whom Agnes It’s not often a book by an unknown is forced to spend the last few months of author lives up to its prerelease publicity her life. KENT HAS hype. Burial Rites certainly has, and we Fiction based on a true story also NAILED congratulate publishers Pan Macmillan encourages us to consider the author’s THE FICTION for backing 27-year-old Kent and her story, right to interpret history. Has the writer BRIEF which is set in early 19th-century Iceland been impartial, or – in the case of Hannah and tells the story of Agnes Magnusdottir, Kent, or Hilary Mantel in Wolf Hall – are the last person executed in that country. we prodded into the supporter’s corner of one Praise, also, to the author for identifying this particular character? unusual theme for her story, then using actual When reading a debut novel, we should also assess events, places and social conditions in Icelandic the writer’s storytelling skills and question whether history as a springboard into her imaginary world. he or she has the potential for a long literary career. Kent heard Magnusdottir’s story while living in The buzz surrounding Burial Rites suggests Kent Iceland as a 17-year-old Rotary exchange student. has nailed the fiction brief. Good writing, engaging “Besides the natural curiosity I think everyone characters, and a dramatic story that gently reveals has about executions and murders, there was its layers – they are all evident in this book. something about the idea of this woman who was in Even though we know what happens to Agnes, a small community, isolated yet very conspicuous, Kent maintains a level of tension as the execution that resonated with my own intense feelings at the date looms. time,” Kent recently told The Australian. Burial Rites will be nominated for various literary Burial Rites offers its readers interesting themes awards. We watch its journey with interest. \ set in an unfamiliar, brutal, but quite spectacular landscape. Book groups, in particular, will

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Paris to Provence: Childhood Memories of Food and France By Ethel Brennan and Sara Remington » $39.95 (Andrews McMeel Publishing)

The fourth book in what is known affectionately as the “Robert Langdon Series” has received some tough criticism since its highly publicised release last month. Not all of the flak is warranted, we believe. Brown’s new book begins in JamesBond-movie-opening-breakneck-speed style; within a few pages, we have witnessed a murder, a swift hospital exit by one very groggy Professor Langdon, a bioterrorist in reflective mood, and some sexual frisson between the hero and a female doctor called Sienna. If you loved The Da Vinci Code, how can you resist? \

Respected British author Richard Holmes’ new book examines the history of ballooning and those pioneers who took to the skies to further science, their careers, their reputations, and their bank accounts. “Show me a balloon and I’ll show you a story; quite often a tall one,” Holmes writes in his introduction, adding: “very frequently it is a story of courage in the face of imminent catastrophe”. From France and Britain’s early balloon flights of the late 18th century to an ill-fated 1890s attempt to fly the North Pole, Homes focuses on characters whose courage and curiosity led them upward. \

Sometimes booksellers make curious buying decisions. When our June order arrived with this hardback gem inside the box, we confess to a moment of “what was I thinking?” But, on opening the cover, doubt turned to delight. Superbly produced with more than 300 colour illustrations, this homage to the centuries-old art of preserving dead animals will thrill anyone interested in natural history, museum and curatorial studies, the psyche of the collector, art markets and animals in general. Taxidermy is a fine historical study that deserves a place in all good libraries. \

Not long into their friendship, San Francisco writer Ethel Brennan and photographer-writer Sara Remington discovered a shared passion for France. Both have travelled extensively through the country, and from these experiences a lovely book was born. Their visual road trip follows the Paris-Provence route, with delightful recipes included as a way of expanding its focus. Traditional French village fare (quiche Lorraine, pistou à la Provençale) sits comfortably next to bistro dishes such as croque-madame and moules marinières. \

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WHAT’S ON \ ivanhoe & valley EXHIBITION SCOTT MARR: BIRRARUNG COLOUR Local artist Scott Marr used his Laughing Waters residency to examine macro-invertebrates living in the Yarra River. His artistic practice incorporates pyrography – the art of decorating wood or other materials with burn marks – and natural pigments from raw materials such as sap, bark, leaves, charcoal and ochres. This exhibition is a celebration of the natural colours of Birrarung, and the unique and diverse life of this thriving natural habitat. ■ Eltham Library Community Gallery, 1 Panther Place, Eltham. Until July 1, Monday to Thursday, 10am-8.30pm, Friday and Saturday, 10am-5pm and Sunday, 1-5pm. 9433 3131.

OLDER ADULTS’ RECREATION PROGRAM: WILLIAMSTOWN FISH AND CHIPS Salty air and salty chips conjure up memories of Friday nights by the beach. Here’s your chance to relive the fun by coming along to this event, part of Banyule Council’s older adults’ recreation program. For just $20, you’ll be bussed down to Williamstown and taken out for lunch at the council’s favourite fish and chip shop, The Strand. Payment must be made by June 13. ■ 275 Upper Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe. June 19, 11am-3pm. 9457 9818.

participation or volunteering with their club or sport. Nominations closed on June 9 and the award recipients will be announced on June 26 by host and former Geelong footballer Cameron Ling. Come and celebrate some of the community’s most dedicated men and women at the Ivanhoe Town Hall. ■ Streeton Room, Ivanhoe Town Hall. June 26. 9490 4222.

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BANYULE SPORTS ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS AND CLUB RECOGNITION NIGHT For the past few months, Banyule Council has encouraged people to come forward and nominate individuals and teams they feel have shown commitment either through






FREE BARBECUE AT RESOUND Resound has put out a call out to all young people between 15 and 20-years-old. Every Tuesday from 3pm until 5pm, it will provide a free barbecue, and the chance to win a $150 JB Hi-Fi voucher or a $50 personal training voucher. While there, you can also use their espresso machine, free internet, have a game or two of Wii U or just chill out and watch television. ■ The Hub, 155 Oriel Road, Heidelberg West. Every Tuesday until July 1, 3-5pm. resoundthehub

sPort TOUGH CHALLENGE Whether you’ve registered for Tough Mudder or simply enjoy a challenge, you’ll certainly be tested in this intensive 10-week Tough Mudder-style training. Each session is organised by a personal trainer, who will throw obstacles in your way, and haul you through some gruelling gym and weight training. It’s been designed with 15 to 20-year-olds in mind and takes place each Tuesday. ■ Malahang Reserve, Oriel Road, Heidelberg West. Tuesdays, 3-5pm. 0407 446 105.

Ivanhoe Grammar School Plenty Campus, 730 Bridge Inn Road, Mernda. June 14, 7.30pm. 9490 3706. ■

soCial event There’s not a whole lot you can buy with $3; a pack of gum, a weekend newspaper, or a coffee (if you’re lucky). But for a few gold coins, people aged 12-17 can enjoy a night of poolside fun thanks to Banyule Youth Services. Dust off your

boardies or bikinis and prepare for three hours of unlimited waterslides at WaterMarc. For those that aren’t too keen on getting their hair wet, there will also be photo booth and DJ to get the party started. ■ WaterMarc, 1 Flintoff Street, Greensborough. July 12, 6-9pm. 9457 9855.

think you’ve got a better than average singing voice, why not join a local choir? Some Banyule residents are working with Banyule Community Health to organise weekly singing

Classes & WorKsHoPs ANTENATAL CLASS Expecting your first baby? Then come along to Diamond Creek Maternal and Child Health Centre and learn some ‘dos and don’ts’, and other important information from resident experts such as breastfeeding, child speech, relationship changes to be aware of after childbirth, and support programs available for Nillumbik families. There will an opportunity to chat after the seminar. Bookings are essential. Finger food provided. ■ Diamond Creek Maternal and Child Health Centre, 28 Main Road, Diamond Creek (enter through the back of the Diamond Creek Community Centre). June 18, 7-9pm. 9433 3190.

MarKet IVANHOE MAKERS’ MARKET The Ivanhoe Makers’ Market operates a little differently from other weekend markets. Not only does it sell homemade crafts and jewellery, it offers hands-on workshops including jewellery making and felting where participants work side-by-side with the artists. It’s mostly an indoor market, and lately it has introduced some fair-trade stalls that support disadvantaged communities in Nepal, India and Cambodia.



MusiC \ IVANHOE GRAMMAR SCHOOL’S CONCERT FOR CAMBODIA Staff and students from Ivanhoe Grammar School’s Plenty campus are on a fund-raising drive to raise money for their annual Cambodia Service Project. Each year a group visits a rural community to build small houses and help with an English camp attended by disadvantaged high-school students. Their Concert for Cambodia is one of many fund-raising activities to help them on their way, but will be the highlight, with a star-studded line-up of past and present students and staff. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children, and can be bought at the music office at Plenty Campus.

■ Banyule Arts Scape, 14 Ivanhoe Parade, Ivanhoe. June 15, 10am-4pm. 9497 2014.

JOIN A COMMUNITY CHOIR Do you sing in the shower or at home with family and friends? If you’re nodding your head, and secretly

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FOURTH TIME AROUND Education \ Adam Witbooi is a spectacular veteran, writes jo dAvy


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Education \ Australian literature attracted this teacher from Sweden, writes CHERYL CRITCHLEY


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The thesis challenged the commonly held view that White, known in later years for being grumpy and gruff, hated suburbia and wrote negatively about it in his acclaimed works about Australian life. White, who won his Nobel Prize in 1973, also won the Miles Franklin Literary Award for Voss and Riders in the Chariot, but refused to be considered for several others. When named 1974 Australian of the Year, he said the country must have run out of sportsmen. Andersson loves White’s writing and his thesis disagreed that the author’s musings about suburbia were all doom and gloom. “It’s negative in some ways … but there’s room for hope,” he says. White, who died in 1990, is perhaps underappreciated in his home country (he was born in Britain but came here as a baby). When his partner, Manoly Lascaris, died in 2003, their house and its contents were sold. Andersson hopes this ambivalence will change following the 2011 film The Eye of the Storm, which is based on White’s novel and stars Geoffrey Rush. An early novel, Happy Valley, which White withdrew after its first print run because he hated it, has also been republished.


hile completing his PhD, Andersson taught English at Beaconhills College, which has campuses in Berwick and Pakenham. He then taught English and English as a second language (ESL) at Northcote High School and spent eight years teaching English and literature at the select-entry inner-city government school Mac.Robertson Girls’ High, where he was head of arts and English. That job was stimulating but also a challenge, juggling administrative and teaching demands. In January 2011, Anderson joined MLC as head of English. The school has 29 English teachers and 2000 students, but also the resources to match. “It’s a very large organisation,” Andersson says. “It’s really well resourced. It’s got amazing facilities. That means that there’s a lot you can do as a teacher and as head of the department. The culture in the English department is very positive.” The huge library, where we chat next to a brightly painted model of Melbourne Zoo’s first baby elephant Mali, is a case in point. The senior and junior schools, on the Kew campus, have sprawling libraries packed with books, workstations and bright seating areas. Andersson is at home surrounded by library books. He embraces technology but still prefers to wrap his hands around the “real” thing. While he was also attracted to academia, nothing beats this buzzing campus and teaching classic texts to inquiring young minds. “As an English teacher, I appreciate any opportunity to teach a novel, a play or a set of poems that have significant literary merit,” he says. “Teaching appeals to me more because of the direct contact with students.

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ars Andersson used to walk home from school in the dark, and not because he was overly studious. He grew up in a Swedish town where darkness fell in the early afternoon in winter. Daylight was confined to 9am-2pm and temperatures dropped to -40°. It sounds like a nightmare but the quietly spoken Swede didn’t think anything of it. “It’s OK,” he says. “You have no point of comparison, so it’s just what you’re used to.” Andersson is from Luleå, in Sweden’s north, near the border with Finland. With about 75,000 residents, Luleå has a university and the first Facebook data centre outside the US. Apart from the weather, Andersson had an idyllic upbringing in a country where education is fully funded. Now head of English at Methodist Ladies’ College, he enjoyed school and loved English, which all Swedish students study. His home country had only public schools and everyone got a free cooked lunch. The reasoning was that if students were well fed, they were likely to learn well. Swedish students still get the free feed, but private schools have since been introduced. Families can choose from a range of schools, paying their fees with a funding voucher students receive from the government. It sounds like educational utopia, but Andersson says the downside to his school years was that many teachers were unimaginative and used tedious teaching methods. He did have several exceptions, such as a French teacher who encouraged rigorous discussion of novels and films in French, and a maths teacher who “provoked us to think deeply about maths … as a philosophical subject”. “He talked about maths as a kind of a cathedral of human … and intellectual endeavour.” This was music to the ears of a young man who loved Shakespeare, Thomas Hardy, Dickens, George Elliot and European modernists Franz Kafka and Marcel Proust. The future academic was also a big fan of Australia’s only Nobel Prize for Literature winner, Patrick White. It was White – not the weather – that eventually drew Andersson to Australia. He studied arts at Uppsala University in Sweden, which was also free, before deciding to teach. No family members had attended university before Lars and his brother, Daniel, now 40, who is also a teacher. Their retired father, Nils, finished his working life teaching Swedish to asylum seekers. Their mother, Christina, is an assistant nurse. “No one in my family had gone to university but my mum and dad and my older brother read a lot of books,” Andersson says. When he started his arts degree, he had no idea where it would lead. But Nils encouraged him to teach. “He said, ‘You like working with people … and you could teach literature and you could teach English, and you’d love doing that’,” Andersson says. Andersson taught for several years in Stockholm while studying for his masters in arts and education at Uppsala. He then decided to pursue his interest in Patrick White, which had been sparked by an uncle. He had friends in Melbourne so, after visiting in 1999, he started a PhD in English on the Australian author at the University of Melbourne.

“My role as a teacher is to create a culture in a classroom in which students are continuously challenged” You can see the direct result of your work. In the classroom you can do a lot more. You can achieve a lot.” Family is also important. Andersson met his Japanese wife, Chizuko Inoue-Andersson, at Mac. Rob, where they both taught. Inoue-Andersson is now head of languages at Suzanne Cory High School. Their daughter, Maya, 5, started prep at Caulfield Primary, which has a Japanese immersion program. Her first languages are Japanese and Swedish. Not surprisingly, Andersson speaks six languages: Swedish, English, French, Japanese, Korean and Spanish. “My mother-in-law has a Korean background, so I’m studying Korean at the moment,” he says. As head of English, Andersson’s focus is on a culture of continual improvement in teaching and learning. This has involved a strong focus on formative assessment, student surveys, active learning and student involvement in course planning and evaluation. Professional development is crucial. Last year Andersson worked with teacher engagement experts Julie Landvogt and Ron Ritchhart to create a “story of learning” for the Independent Schools Victoria publication Stories of Learning, Stories of Thinking – Building Thinking Cultures 2012. His background also fits well with MLC’s “developing intercultural understanding” focus for staff learning this year. At the student level, Andersson is conscious of balancing support with a need to develop resilience and independent thought. English is a wonderful old girls way to do this and allows them to be stretched Kate Axup and challenged. Mistakes are just as important Kate Robson as successes. Tej Mettho “My role as a teacher is to create a culture Viv Benjamin in a classroom in which students are » P27 continuously challenged to improve their language and to continue to try new things and make mistakes and to learn through these mistakes,” Andersson says. “If they’re only sitting on the level that they’re already on, then why would they need to grow? It [class work] needs to be intellectually stimulating and challenging.” Last year Andersson held a competition in which all year 8 girls had to write an Elizabethan or Shakespearean sonnet. “That was challenging for some students,” he says. “(But) with the appropriate support … every student was able to produce a sonnet. Some of them were wonderful.” Such successes show that Andersson’s decision to move here and teach have paid off. He loves Melbourne and has adopted St Kilda as his AFL team. He also enjoys cafés, art, restaurants and, of course, the weather – even if some of us don’t appreciate Patrick White as much as we perhaps should. “This is a wonderful country to live in,” he says. “There are so many opportunities. The lifestyle is great.” \ june 12, 2013 \ The weekly review 25

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CV \ Musician, Rhodes Scholar, future nephrologist

CV \ Anaesthetics and ICU registrar

CV \ Oaktree Foundation CEO

Inspired to work in medicine after a World Vision/MLC Malawi and Tanzania trip in year 11, Mettho studied medicine at Monash University, where she did research at The Alfred hospital on postoperative nausea. She was the Australian Medical Students’ Association national executive marketing officer and studied in Papua New Guinea for six weeks. Mettho did her internship with Southern Health and a resident year at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. She is an anaesthetics and ICU registrar at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. \

Benjamin grew up exposed to poverty through trips to the Philippines. As MLC social justice prefect, in year 12 she helped create the 2006 MAKE POVERTY HISTORY concert featuring singer Bono at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. While studying law at Monash Uni, Benjamin directed Make Poverty History Road Trips. She is the first female CEO of the Oaktree Foundation, which aims to end extreme poverty. The foundation has supported 80,000 disadvantaged youth through education in East Timor, PNG, Cambodia and beyond. \

Axup studied law/arts at Monash University, majoring in German and Chinese. After studying Chinese at Nanjing University in 1994, she returned to China in 1996 on an Australia China Council scholarship at the Nanjing John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. From 1997-2002 Axup was based in Allens’ lawyers Hong Kong and Shanghai offices. In 2012 she returned to China to head Allens’ Beijing office. Last year, Axup won a Chief Executive Women’s scholarship for an executive leadership course at INSEAD in Singapore. \

Pianist and lead cellist of MLC’s orchestra, Robson studied bachelor of medicine and arts degrees and a diploma of music at the University of Melbourne. In 2007, as a Rhodes Scholar, she started a masters in the history of medicine at Oxford University, as well as singing in Christ Church’s college choir. She is a registrar at St Vincent’s Hospital and hopes to become a specialist nephrologist. Robson is also a cellist in the Australian Doctors’ Orchestra and with Corpus Medicorum. \

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class acts \ Cheryl CritChley meets ryan henderson My first memory of school is … sitting next to a bunch of strangers and making the best of friends with them.

involvement with parents, whether it be through volunteering at student events or maintenance done at the school. Also, the college has previously sponsored various local sports and fund-raised for charities. This year $2502 was raised and donated to the Good Friday Appeal.

At school I now study … English, economics, business management, literature and legal studies.

My community involvement includes … if I’m not at school or studying, I’m working at the supermarket nearby school. Since I became employed I’ve met many great people from the community, which has been a plus.

My favourite part of school is … being able to learn new information with friends and then applying it to real-life situations. My least favourite part of school is … the stress of intense study and also trying to manage my time properly. When I finish school I want to be … I’m not entirely sure of my career path but I’d like my name to be significant in whatever field that is.

Since I became employed I’ve met many great people from the community

Apart from class work, at school I enjoy … the social aspect of being with friends, having good relationships with my teachers and gaining intelligence. My school’s community involvement includes … St Helena has a strong connection and

My main responsibilities in this role are … As [college] captain delivering speeches and hearing what other students have to say are common. My favourite task, however, is being able to get involved in events that benefit the school.

I enjoy community work because … having a role at the local school and working at the local supermarket makes me feel valued and known by parents in the community. Are Australians volunteering enough? The support Australians give one another is overwhelming and this was especially the case for the Black Saturday fires in 2009

and Toowoomba’s floods in 2011. However there is still plenty of room for volunteers everywhere. Should celebrities be linked to charities? It’s great for someone of a high status to be linked to something ethical. That way more publicity is focused on great causes. My community hero: My manager at work easily is my community hero for always being happy to help people, a very great quality. Are politicians doing enough for the underprivileged? I feel much more can be given to those who struggle to make ends meet. Our politicians seem to be too self-involved to do anything about the increasing level of unemployment or poverty in Australia.

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rip out and replace the speakers because i doubt they cost mitsubishi much to the lane merge and they don’t overtake smartly. In traffic your foot is not infrequently on the floor. The body integrity is less reassuring than, say, a Mazda 2 or a Hyundai i20, and the Mirage lacks their refinement. You’ll note that the rear brakes are drums, while the Mazda and Hyundai get discs. The Mirage leans in tight corners and doesn’t like being hurried, and the ride

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editorial suBmissions ProPerty editor \ maria harris m \ 0409 009 766 dePuty ProPerty editor \ Jo davy \ 0411 388 365 Writers \ liam Carter BianCa villarosa emma houghton advertising inQuiries regional sales manager \ Jason Williams m \ 0422 145 390


his house opened its doors to buyers for the first time on the day after a big storm. It was also the first day of winter. There was a chill in the air and the rain was still falling, but nothing about the weather was going to keep the buyers at bay. The difficulty in finding a car park, not to mention a spot on the front deck for your soggy shoes, was the first sign that, despite the weather, interest in this property was running hot. Mums, dads and kids were streaming up and down the stairs, bumping into each other down the halls, seeking shelter out on the deck, and watching the rain pitter-patter on the pool. Some would have been imagining how nice it would be out there in the summer, whereas others would have been wishing that they could just curl up in front of the fire without being noticed. The number of buyers at this open house proves a point about quality. When you have a great house, a good-sized block and a top location, people will come – rain, hail or shine. The house ticks the boxes for function and form. A recent renovation has breathed new life into its 25-year-old bones. In 2004, when the vendors moved in, they embarked on a top-to-toe makeover that would expand the amount of living space without extending the house. They cleverly reconfigured spaces within the existing footprint, most impressively turning the garage into a 31-square metre bedroom. With its own external access and concealed position at the very end of the floor plan, it is no wonder that this room has been a spacious abode for one lucky teenager. The laundry and a bathroom act as a buffer between this room and the rest of the house, ensuring that practising the drums will not cause too much of a disturbance. The other three bedrooms, although not as big, have high ceilings and are well served by stylishly renovated bathrooms. The front main bedroom has plenty of built-in wardrobe

space and an en suite with double shower. One of the kids’ bedrooms opens directly to the family bathroom with bath, and the other is close to a powder room. Should guests come to stay or should the kids throw big slumber parties, the downstairs rumpus is also decked out with a bathroom. This is where you would have a shower coming in from the pool. The rumpus will no doubt be the hang-out of choice for kids who are fast becoming young adults. It can be opened up to the north-facing, completely private pool, or it can be closed off and turned into a cinema room. The rumpus opens to a beauty salon/consulting room, which if not used for commercial purposes, could be turned into a gym or art studio. The upstairs living spaces are, however, where the family would spend most time together. The new kitchen – another stand-out of the renovation – holds pride of place between the dining space and family room. It has a large stone island bench, high-gloss cabinets and Miele appliances, including a 900-millimetre oven. In true Eltham style, polished timber boards are matched with exposed-brick walls and soaring pine ceilings. Two sets of bifold doors open right out to the deck. It’s remarkable just how private it is out here. Only one neighbouring property further down the hill can be seen among the trees. The garden has had a quarter of a century to establish itself around the house. A thick, old vine coats the west-facing wall of the house and a collection of native and exotic plants mingle among the boulders. The garden is kept healthy and green thanks to a large water tank, positioned at the back of the 2224-square metre block. A shed and a cubby house are also hidden there among the gums. On days such as the one of this open, the garden was best explored from afar. Perhaps, up in the lounge enjoying a cup of tea by the exposed-brick fireplace. \ LIAM CARTER

final word

The real estate cover story (right), We Love It property reviews on the following pages have been visited by TWR journalists. Agents’ Choices and Out of Town are promotions provided by the selling agent.

“A highly impressive residence blending lifestyle and luxury.” Max Bevacqua – agent

morrison kleeman \ 9431 2444 Price \ $1.1 million + expressions of interest \ Closing July 2 at 6pm

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Fast facts \ Renovated 25-year-old house on 2224-square metre block; stunning lagoon-style pool with spa; water tanks for the established gardens; large covered deck; two en suite bedrooms; study; salon; lounge with high ceilings and fireplace; kitchen with stone benches and Miele appliances; video intercom; ducted cooling, heating and vacuum. eltham north \ 19kms from the city




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HEidELbErg \ 28 PoWlEtt StrEEt Earthy elements define this clinker-brick house designed by Fasham Homes. Exploiting the surrounding leafy environment, every part of the residence has a feeling of harmony with the natural setting here. The split-level floor plan impressively achieves north-facing living areas, bedrooms and outdoor areas in a C-shaped structure that wraps around a central pergola and entertainment area. The warm interiors combine timber-lined ceilings with exposed beams, grey carpet, cream walls with red feature walls and black-tiled floors in the informal areas. The carpeted main bedroom at the front of the house has a wall of north-facing windows to the pergola-covered side garden, built-in wardrobes and an en suite. The timber-lined ceiling has great continuity with timber-framed windows and the extending timber pergola; an example of how indoor spaces meld effortlessly with the outdoors. An open lounge and dining area has an open fireplace set into a corner with floor-to-ceiling windows making up the two walls either side. This is a great feature where cosy interiors showcase the leafy exterior. The centre of the house is made up of the kitchen and a large family/meals area. Black floor tiles create a more contemporary tone and an all-white kitchen provides a striking contrast. \ EMMA HOUGHTON






Miles \ 9497 3222

Price \ $750,000 – $820,000

ST HELENA \ 8 EvElyn Way

Auction \ June 22 at noon



Buckingham & Company \ 9435 0999

Price \ $590,000+

Barry Plant Ivanhoe or Rosanna 9499 7992 or 9459 8111 4





Hocking Stuart Ivanhoe 9499 5611 3



39B Invermay Grove, Rosanna ................................................................. Price: ................................................................. Auction Saturday June 15 at 11am ................................................................. OFI Wed 4-4.30pm; Sat 10.30-11am .................................................................

499 The Boulevard, Ivanhoe East ................................................................. Price: POA ................................................................. Auction Saturday July 6 at noon ................................................................. OFI Thur 5-5.30; Sat 2-2.30pm .................................................................

No expense has been spared inside this spacious, quality-built residence offering luxurious features throughout, plus landscaped low-maintenance garden.

Unique offering with a prestigious address and captivating views, this house comprises a lounge, kitchen, dining and three-car accommodation.

Let's eat lunch @ Toti's Pizza Bistro, 46-48 Beetham Parade Let's eat dinner @ Dragon House, 110 Lower Plenty Road Let's drink coffee @ Cino Vino, 115 Lower Plenty Road

Let's eat lunch @ Ivanhoe Hotel, 120 Upper Heid'berg Rd Let's eat dinner @ Va Tutto, 226 Upper Heid'berg Road Let's drink coffee @ Laurent Bakery, 139 Upper Heid'berg Road

Auction \ June 22 at 2pm

Set in a recently developed pocket of St Helena, this striking, contemporary four-year-old house offers low-maintenance living on a corner block. With its big, bold facade, large windows and neutral colour palette, it has a big impact from the street. The structured and contemporary façade cleverly blends a mix of materials. The practical open-plan living area has dove grey walls and looks out to the paved outdoor entertainment area and native garden. Bosch stainless-steel appliances, CaesarStone benchtops and a mirrored splashback are an instant hit in the kitchen, while a butler’s pantry provides additional room to prepare meals. The main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and a tiled en suite with a frameless glass shower, double vanity and bathtub. Three other bedrooms, with built-in wardrobes, are upstairs. A rumpus room could be set up as a children’s play area or a teenagers’ retreat. Further features include split-system heating and cooling and an automatic lock-up single-car garage with an internal entry. \ BIANCA VILLAROSA






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COTTleS BRIDGe \ 215 MIne road Sprawled over eight hectares, Mine Ridge is at the end of a 300-metre private road – you even pass a dam en route. It’s easy to see why the original owners have stayed put for almost two decades. Designed by architect Trevor Weichmann, this north-facing property, with uninterrupted views of the rolling hills and Kinglake Ranges, has three distinct living zones. The entertainment pavilion offers prime position to enjoy picture-perfect sunsets. This outdoor zone looks out to the pool, two more dams, fenced paddocks and landscaped gardens that have featured in the annual Arthur’s Creek Garden Walk. The kitchen, featuring St George appliances and a walk-in pantry, overlooks the meals area and lounge with open fireplace. The east wing is the ideal parents’ retreat. A lounge, with floor-to-ceiling windows, connects to the main bedroom. It has a walk-in wardrobe and en suite. A dedicated children’s wing, with another living area, opens on to decking. Two bedrooms, with built-in wardrobes, are nearby; one has an en suite. A study can be set up as another bedroom. The west wing provides additional accommodation with a self-contained, one-bedroom unit and a private deck. The large shed and driveway provide off-street parking. The grounds include a vegetable garden, chicken coop, workshop and stables. \ BIANCA VILLAROSA






We lOve IT

Barry Plant \ 9438 1133

Price \ $1.2 million – $1.3 million

Sale by Set Date \ June 18 at 5pm



Darren Jones 9432 2544 3




2/23 Woodland Grove, Briar Hill ................................................................. Price: $410,000 - $450,000 ................................................................. EOI Closing Monday July 1 at 7pm ................................................................. OFI Wed 4-4.30pm; Sat noon-12.30pm .................................................................


Miles Real Estate 9497 3222 3



131 Ellesmere Parade, Rosanna ................................................................. Price: $640,000 - $660,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday June 22 at noon ................................................................. OFI Thur 4.30-5pm, Sat 2-2:30pm .................................................................

Fletchers \ 9430 1111

Price \ $500,000 +

Auction \ June 15 at 11am

The funky exterior of this builder-renovated house offers a taste of what’s to come; a flexible floor plan, timber floors and colour in the form of different-toned feature walls in the bedrooms. The semi-enclosed outdoor entertainment zone is the real show-stopper. It provides plenty of room to host family and friends and has exposed aggregate and a stack-stone feature wall. From here, views of the landscaped garden, with its tall trees, are there for everyone to enjoy. Back inside, a formal lounge and dining area looks out to the quiet court. It has built-in shelving and a gas log fireplace. The designated meals space nearby, has been set up as a billiards area. The new kitchen, with CaesarStone benchtops, stainless-steel appliances and chocolate-coloured glass splashbacks, opens to the outdoor area. The main bedroom has a pale green feature wall, walk-in wardrobe and an en suite. Two other bedrooms have built-in wardrobes. One has an orange feature wall and is next door to a bathroom that has mosaic-tile detailing. \ BIANCA VILLAROSA


This three-bedroom house will suit investors, first home buyers, downsizers or young families looking to establish themselves in a sought-after pocket.

On 837sqm (approx), opposite Rosanna Parklands, this house is bursting with potential for buyers keen to capitalise on the living, location and lifestyle.

Let's eat lunch @ Purdys Café, 25 Sherbourne Road Let's eat dinner @ Moon and Spoon Resaurant, 106 Mountain View Road Let's drink coffee @ Holy Moley Coffee, 134 Main Street

Let's eat lunch @ Jillian's Café, 115 Lower Plenty Road Let's eat dinner @ Byzantine, Shop 1, 76 Turnham Avenue Let's drink coffee @ Toti's, 46-48 Beetham Parade




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ELtHam \ 2 Kyne Place Comfortable family living must have been the brief for this double-storey four-bedroom house that has been immaculately maintained. An elevated ground-floor entry introduces a floor of formal and informal living areas, a central kitchen and a front study. Multipaned windows and mocha and cream-toned interiors create sophisticated spaces throughout the house. The formal lounge and dining rooms get a north, east and south aspect, ensuring all-day brightness. Polished floorboards, classic pendant light fittings and smart drapery characterise these rooms. A central tiled kitchen and meals area and a second living room wrap around the rear undercover entertainment deck. In the kitchen, a sink is set below a small box bay window overlooking the deck, so the host always knows what the guests are up to. The large living area has a high vaulted ceiling and an open fireplace housed in a full-height exposed brick surround. French doors open to a large elevated deck. It is a pretty setting that is surrounded by a flowering creeper and provides garden views. Upstairs, there are four bedrooms off a central staircase. The north-facing main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and an en suite with a bath and features striking green floor tiles. The three other bedrooms, with built-in wardrobes, share a main bathroom with a corner spa. \ EMMA HOUGHTON






wE LovE It

Barry Plant \ 9431 1222

Price \ $680,000 – $750,000

HEIDELBERG \ 47 Manton Street

Sale by Set Date \ June 18 at 6pm



Barry Plant \ 9459 8111

Price \ $570,000 – $630,000

Morrison Kleeman Eltham 9431 2444 3





Buckingham & Co Greensborough 9435 0999 3



1/146 Bible Street, Eltham ................................................................. Price: $680,000 - $740,000 ................................................................. EOI Closing Tuesday June 18 at 6pm ................................................................. OFI Thur 4.30-5pm; Sat 12.30-1pm .................................................................

18 Russell Street, Greensborough ................................................................. Price: $420,000 + ................................................................. Auction Saturday June 22 at 11am ................................................................. OFI Thur 4-4.30pm; Sat noon-12.30pm .................................................................

Set among easy-care landscaped gardens close to all of Eltham's amenities, this state-of-the-art house delivers a brilliant mix of space, style and convenience.

Create your own personal style or modern extension in the sizable backyard (STCA). Truly amazing location with easy access to all services.

Let's eat lunch @ Pierross, 5/9 Dudley Street Let's eat dinner @ Burger Lounge, 902 Main Road Let's drink coffee @ Alta Vita, 5/906 Main Road

Let's eat lunch @ Urban Grooves, 99 Grimshaw Street Let's eat dinner @ Peppecorn Thai, 81 Grimshaw Street Let's drink coffee @ Gloria Jean's, Plaza, Main Street

Auction \ June 15 at 12.30pm

In a quiet street, this brick house has many amenities and ample space that bolster its liveability. It begins with a meticulous and easily managed front garden. Step inside and glass double doors lead into the formal living room, which has a curved corner feature window. The formal dining, also linked with glass doors, has a fireplace with a brick mantelpiece. There are picture rails, polished floorboards and high ceilings throughout. The kitchen, with its generous bench space, adjoins a casual meals area. All four bedrooms are spacious, with generous built-in wardrobes. One bedroom has an external door, making it an ideal home office or study away from distractions. The bathroom is central to the two bedrooms at the front of the house. A paved covered outdoor entertainment area overlooks the large back garden and lawn. The backyard also has a workshop, garden shed and carport. This house is close to Rosanna Village shops, local schools and Rosanna Station. \ PRISCILLA MOCA






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iVanhoe \ 6/48-50 loCksley road

Nelson Alexander \ 9490 2900

Watsonia \ 3 Mayling Court

Price \ $520,000 – $570,000

Auction \ June 15 at 1pm

Darren Jones \ 9432 2544

Price \ $400,000 – $440,000

Auction \ June 22 at 12.30pm

Built in 1966, this two-bedroom unit is part of a boutique 12-unit development. Set well away from the tree-lined street, the unit is at the rear of the block, offering a high level of privacy and comfort. In the past couple of years, the house has been revamped and now has a new kitchen and an updated bathroom. Double doors at the entrance open to a carpeted and light-filled formal living and dining room. It adjoins an informal meals area that has polished timber floors. The custom-built kitchen has an abundance of cupboard space, glass splashbacks and great natural light from a large window that overlooks the rear courtyard. Lined with trees and plants, the court offers a private, low-maintenance outdoor entertainment area. Two bedrooms, with cream-coloured carpet and built-in wardrobes, share a separate toilet and a porcelain-tiled bathroom. Other features include a separate laundry, gas ducted heating, split-system cooling and block-out blinds. This residence is close to Eaglemont shopping village, Ivanhoe station and private schools. \ BIANCA VILLAROSA

All the hard work has been done at this stylish house, which has a feel-good vibe from the street. Inside it lives up to its promise. Polished floorboards, sparkling tiled surfaces and large windows all add to the appeal while smart neutrals reflect contemporary decorating trends. The living room opens to the dining room, which in turn connects to the newly renovated kitchen. Cabinets wrap around three sides of the kitchen, which also has a white tiled splashback, excellent bench space and good natural light. Three bedrooms off the main hall have built-in wardrobes. The recently renovated bathroom has a toilet, bath and separate shower, with a second powder room next door. A large laundry opens to the back porch. A spacious undercover paved area, overlooking the lawn is ideal for outdoor pursuits. There is also a shed, carport and plenty of room to park a boat or caravan at the front. The property has ducted heating and cooling and is very close to transport, Rosanna Medical Centre, schools and shops. \ PRISCILLA MOCA









Miles Real Estate 9497 3222 4





Darren Jones 9432 2544 2









Fletchers Eltham 9430 1111 4





Barry Plant Bundoora 9467 5444 3



11 Cleve Grove, Heidelberg ................................................................. Price: $950,000 - $1.02 million ................................................................. Auction Saturday June 29 at 2pm ................................................................. OFI Thur 5.15-5:45pm; Sat 1-1.30pm .................................................................

1/670 Main Road, Eltham ................................................................. Price: $390,000 - $430,000 ................................................................. EOI Closing Monday June 24 at 7pm ................................................................. OFI Wed 5-5.30pm; Sat 2-2.30pm .................................................................

12 Victoria Close, Eltham ................................................................. Price: $950,000 - $1.1 million ................................................................. Sale by Negotiation ................................................................. OFI Sat noon-12.30pm .................................................................

4 Hillview Court, Bundoora ................................................................. Price: $395,000 - $445,000 ................................................................. For sale By Set Date: Tuesday June 25 at 6pm ................................................................. OFI Wed 5-5.30pm; Sat 11-11.30am .................................................................

An outstanding landscaped rear garden and terrace with views provide outdoor entertainment options for this impeccably renovated residence on 680sqm (approx).

Set well back from the road, this two-bedroom house offers large living, generous meals, private courtyard and semi en suite to the main bedroom.

This well presented house offers the complete family package with no compromise on style, both inside and out.

This house features a large lounge, kitchen with adjoining meals area, large bedrooms and an extra rumpus.

Let's eat lunch @ Rocket, 125 Burgundy Street Let's eat dinner @ Tarin Thai, 71 Burgundy Street Let's drink coffee @ The Coffee Shop, 216 Burgundy Street

Let's eat lunch @ Volumes, 70 Commercial Place Let's eat dinner @ Mercers Restaurant, 732 Main Road Let's drink coffee @ The Ridge Café, 5/266 Bolton Street

Let's eat lunch @ Burger Lounge, 902 Main Road Let's eat dinner @ Machan Indian, 3/953 Main Road Let's drink coffee @ The Lane, 937 Main Road

Let's eat lunch @ Stellini's Café, 24/47 Plenty Road Let's eat dinner @ Sontaya Thai, 1191 Plenty Road Let's drink coffee @ Café Edison, 8 Dennison Mall june 12, 2013 \ The weekly review 35

Briar Hill

Wonderful Living On Woodland







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HEIDELBERG WEST 1-4/25 Timor Parade

4 Imposing Townhouses

Stamp Duty Savings While Under Construction.





In an outstanding location, minutes to LaTrobe University, Northland Shopping Complex, Haig Street Primary and NMIT Heidelberg Campus. Featuring:




-Unit 1: 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, street frontage

-Unit 2: 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, street frontage

-Unit 3: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

-Unit 4: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

Great ďŹ rst home/investment opportunity to purchase one or more of these quality townhouses. 1st Home Owners Grant Available T.A.P.




From $349,500 Arthur Torpatzis 0419 353 440 LOVE Reservoir 307 Spring Street ph: 9460 6511

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Ivanhoe East 499 The Boulevard Rare Blend of Inner City Living with Peaceful Country Surrounds Buyers will be excited from the first impression of this unique offering, with captivating views into the distance & the endless opportunities that arise to call the prestigious â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Boulevardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; address home. With dual street frontages from The Boulevard & McCubbin Street the lucky purchaser will enjoy the peaceful surrounds of this exclusive pocket of Ivanhoe East, close to walking tracks, parklands & exclusive lifestyle. Surrounded by generously proportioned gardens the home offers large lounge, kitchen & dining area, 3 good sized bedrooms, main bathroom, separate laundry, triple car accommodation & storage area all on a prized allotment of 1096m2 approx. 38 The weekly review \ june 12, 2013

1096 (approx) > VIEW Thurs 5.00 - 5.30pm & Sat 2.00 - 2.30pm > AUCTION Sat 6th July - 12.00 noon > MEL REF 32 / B8

POA Ivanhoe 171 Upper Heidelberg Rd > TEL 9499 5611 Greensborough 106 Grimshaw St > TEL 9432 1988 > CONTACT Christopher Macey 0411 330 311 Nick Gibbs 0430 131 904 > EPR > OFFICE

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Heidelberg West 207 Liberty Parade Open Plan Living With Modern Appeal Offering a flexible floor plan and abundance of space is the perfect entry level home. Polished floorboards sweep through the open plan living of lounge, dining and kitchen area, down the hallway to 2 good sized bedrooms, central bathroom, separate laundry and opening out to a large rear yard with undercover entertaining area. Further options of extension or development STCA exist and property has rear access to Darebin Creek parkland and bike paths. It is close to all local amenities including Northland Shopping Centre, Austin/Mercy Hospital, La Trobe University, Public Transport, schools and cafes. Land 594m2 Approx. 594 (approx) Thurs 4.00 - 4.30pm & Sat 1.00 - 1.30pm Sat 29th June - 11.00am 31 / D1 $370,000 - $400,000 Ivanhoe 171 Upper Heidelberg Rd > TEL 9499 5611 Greensborough 106 Grimshaw St > TEL 9432 1988 > CONTACT Christopher Macey 0411 330 311 Nick Gibbs 0430 131 904 > VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF > EPR > OFFICE

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Riverwood Alphington Magic Saving the best until last, this three level terrace home enjoys prime position, superb northerly light and views over the Yarra to Parkland beyond. Superbly appointed with double lock up garage, internal access, elegant master with ensuite; an entire floor devoted to kitchen, living and meals, two terraces and natural light all around, then upstairs to two private bedrooms annexed by a central bathroom with two study areas as well. Priced to sell and offering excellent finishes throughout, this property has definite appeal in price, position and features.

Auction Sat 15 Jun, 2.30pm Quoting $790,000-$870,000 View Thursday 2.45-3.15pm Saturday 2.30-3.00pm Prue Jones 0419 352 439 Ivanhoe 9499 1276

Ivanhoe 26 Seddon Street 9499 1276

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ELTHAM 61 Zig Zag Road Contemporary Family Finesse - Over 1/3 of an Acre! Showcasing luxury fixtures and fittings, a versatile and open floor plan, a serene location, plus a sensational back yard, this young, elegant, family-friendly home is sure to impress! Comprising 4 bedrooms (main with en-suite & WIR), study, family bathroom, lounge/dining, generous kitchen/meals/family area plus a teenagers retreat, outside you will enjoy the large entertainment space which boasts a gas heated spa, landscaped gardens and of course the endless lawns to occupy the children. Features include Granite bench tops in the kitchen with European appliances, cathedral ceilings, polished Tasmanian Oak flooring, ducted heating, evaporative cooling, ducted vacuum, security system and double garage (internal access).

Tue 9th July at 6:00pm (unless sold prior) INSPECT

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


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

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PLENTY 25 Grange Avenue A Modern Masterpiece - On 1 Acre (approx) Here´s a stunning, new property with space, style and quality in big doses! The residence comprises 4 bedrooms (master with dressing room & patio access), 3 bathrooms, cinema room, stunning kitchen with butler´s pantry, huge meals/family, rumpus, laundry (walk in linen press), alfresco and an 8 car garage with workshop and kitchenette. Features include internet cabling to all bedrooms, stunning stone fireplace, GDH, evap cooling, double glazed windows,10,000L water tank, 3 phase power, plus landscaped gardens. Best of all, the home has been owner built, so the quality and thought that has gone into this property is plain to see. The property is situated in a tranquil setting, close to all facilities. (Turn into River Ave from Yan Yean Rd, turn right into Blackwood Rd and at its end, turn left into Grange Ave). 42 The weekly review \ june 12, 2013

Tue 9th July at 6:00pm (unless sold prior) INSPECT

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


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

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RESEARCH 16 Morelle Street Your Family´s Dream Home on 3/4 Acre (approx) This beautiful property offers everything your family will need! The architect designed, north-facing, 45 square (approx) home comprises 5 bedrooms, separate lounge, family and rumpus rooms, office, 3 bathrooms, magnificent kitchen with butler’s pantry, plus alfresco area. Outside, there´s a solar heated in-ground pool, outdoor kitchen, separate laundry, shedding, plus double carport, single garage and space for additional vehicles. Features include ducted heating, evaporative cooling, ducted vacuum, polished timber floors, double glazed windows, 40,000 litre water tank, extensive storage and landscaped gardens. A superb tranquil location, with easy access to all facilities is also on offer. Hurry to inspect!

Tue 2nd July at 6:00pm (unless sold prior) INSPECT

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


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

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ELTHAM 1 / 23 Cecil Street Unparalleled Convenience and Style For unparalleled style and sophistication, this inviting modern townhouse cannot be overlooked. Offering an easy carefree lifestyle with no sacrifice on quality or convenience, accommodation includes light and airy open plan kitchen / living / dining, three spacious robed bedrooms (main with en-suite & walk-in-robe), study, modern bathrooms plus an upstairs open living area. Outdoor entertaining options include two sun-filled courtyards complete with vegetable gardens. Additional features include spit system air-conditioning, integrated double auto garage and water tank. Situated only a short walk to the local shops and train station, be quick to secure this standout opportunity in the very heart of Eltham.

3 Tue 16th July at 6:00pm (unless sold prior) PRICE GUIDE

$580,000 - $650,000


Thursday 5:00 - 5:30pm & Saturday 10:00 - 10:30am Photo ID required


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

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ELTHAM 16 The Eyrie Dress Circle - Court Location! This delightful family residence of pleasing proportions is set in a quiet court offering a superb floorplan and expansive design that will cater for the whole family. Inviting accommodation includes kitchen/meals/living zone, family/games, large rumpus/teenage retreat, study, four robed bedrooms (main with en-suite & WIR) plus two bathrooms. Outside you´ll discover a covered entertaining deck surrounded by well-maintained mature gardens. Features include warm neutral dÊcor, ducted heating, refrigerated cooling, ducted vacuum, intercom, alarm system, high ceilings, wide entrance hall and double garage, all set on a 794m2 (approx) allotment. Just minutes from schools, public transport and Research/Eltham shopping precincts, call to inspect today!

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$680,000 - $750,000


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


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

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ELTHAM 11 Milborne Crescent Family Friendly Living with Treetop Views! A beautiful treed aspect in a quiet street, an outstanding floorplan that offers multiple living zones, plus a fastidiously maintained home combine to create this sensational family property that encapsulates Eltham living! The split level design offers four bedrooms (main with en-suite), family bathroom, lounge, dining, kitchen / meals / family space, plus a large rumpus at the rear of the residence close to the children´s bedrooms. Externally, entertaining is a breeze with the paved outdoor area being accessed off the rumpus room. You will have a great space for a Grand Final BBQ! Features include ducted heating, evaporative cooling, cathedral ceilings, outdoor studio / shed and double carport.

4 Tue 2nd July at 6:00pm (unless sold prior) PRICE GUIDE

$570,000 - $610,000


Saturday 11:45 - 12:15pm Photo ID required


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

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KANGAROO GROUND 150 Menzies Road A True Lifestyle Gem - 33 Acres (approx) Perched on a hill covering private and pristine 33 acres (approx), this unique mud-brick home with a separate cottage overlooks endless bushland and pasture, offering a beautiful, peaceful lifestyle haven. Master builder constructed, this architect-designed residence is along 1km bitumen driveway with 3 dams, fishing shack, horse holding pens, stable, and seven-car garage, presenting a fantastic opportunity for horse owners, a tradesperson or car enthusiasts. Features include large zoned living opening to verandah, expansive glass windows, gorgeous leadlights, security system, antique fittings and fixtures and zoned bedrooms, exuding unrivalled character and charm. Inspect now!

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by appointment Photo ID required


Kim Jarvie-Pridham 0412 237 123 Eltham Office 9431 1222

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HEIDELBERG 47 Manton Street Enduring Style This traditional beauty is set in a priceless location within easy walking distance of Rosanna Village and Railway Station. Beautifully presented, the main living area enjoys a curved glass feature window and original glass doors leading to a generously sized formal dining room. The heart of this home is the central kitchen including a meals nook. The residence comprises four bedrooms, two having external entry doors providing many scenarios such as home office or studio. Features include polished floors, high ceilings, picture rails, covered patio, workshop/garage plus carport and shed at the rear.




$570,000 - $630,000


Thursday 5:30 - 6:00pm & Saturday 1/2 hour prior to Auction Photo ID required


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

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BELLFIELD 145 Oriel Road

Prominent Position with Potential - Land 640m2 (approx) Neat, tidy and ready to occupy, this charming timber cottage provides entry, lounge (gas heating), kitchen/meals, two bedrooms, bathroom, laundry, split system A/C, rear deck, garage and more. Redevelopment potential (STCA).

Tue 2nd July at 6:00pm (unless sold prior) INSPECT CONTACT

Thur 1:00 - 1:30pm & Sat 11 - 11:30am Photo ID required David Kelly 0410 426 311

Eltham 9431 1222 1022 Main Road

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Ivanhoe 9499 7992

153 Upper Heidelberg Road

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Charming Home with Beautifully Kept Garden Spaces Prime prospect to purchase a cosy and attractive family home with beautiful manicured gardens on a 611m2 (approx) allotment with lounge, large kitchen, rear open plan family/meals area, central bathroom, laundry & entry verandah.

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Rosanna 9459 8111 131 Lower Plenty Road

$410,000 - $460,000 Thur 5:00 - 5:30pm & Sat 1/2 hour prior to Auction Photo ID required Alex Morgan 0401 524 119 Kieran Whaley 0410 587 072

Doreen 9717 8801

Shop 2, 101 Hazel Glen Drive

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ALPHINGTON 3 / 2 Miller Street Mortgagee Auction Set in a boutique development this immaculate and ultra-modern, executive style two bedroom townhouse offers the most discerning buyer a low maintenance and convenient lifestyle. Downstairs comprises the north-facing, open plan living area (floor to ceiling windows) combined dining and kitchen area, separate laundry and powder room. Upstairs features two large bedrooms with built-in-robes with their own private en-suites and sunny balconies. Extras include north-facing courtyard, one off street car park and all this in close proximity to train stations, Station Street and Ivanhoe shopping, quality schools and parklands.

2 Saturday 29th June at 1:00pm INSPECT

Wednesday 5:00 - 5:30pm & Saturday 2:15 - 2:45pm Photo ID required


Alex Morgan 0401 524 119 Josh Saunders 0407 011 901 Ivanhoe Office 9499 7992

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Spacious Open Plan Living with Views This stylish apartment provides quality finishes and features lounge/dining (balcony), kitchen, two zoned bedrooms with built-in-robes, euro laundry, well-appointed bathroom, air-conditioning plus covered off-street car space.

Saturday 29th June at 2.30pm PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

$295,000 - $340,000 Thur 4:15 - 4:45pm & Sat 11:45 - 12:15pm Photo ID required Kieran Whaley 0410 587 072 Alex Morgan 0401 524 119

Eltham 9431 1222 1022 Main Road

Ivanhoe 9499 7992

153 Upper Heidelberg Road

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VIEWBANK 7 / 93 Martins Lane

Warm, Welcoming and Renovated to Please Bright and spacious unit featuring renovated kitchen (s/steel appliances and dishwasher) and bathroom, formal living, study nook, north-facing rear yard, GDH, evap cooling, garage and provision for extra parking space at the front.


Rosanna 9459 8111 131 Lower Plenty Road

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$390,000 - $420,000 Thur 4:00 - 4:3opm & Sat 1/2 hour prior to Auction Photo ID required Thomas Bechelli 0413 181 461

Doreen 9717 8801

Shop 2, 101 Hazel Glen Drive

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Just Move In And Enjoy In a sought after location, this fantastic 3 bedroom plus rumpus or 4 bedroom residence set on the high side of the road with magnificent landscaped gardens is the perfect opportunity for any young family looking for room to grow.

Tue 2nd July at 6:00pm (unless sold prior) PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

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$440,000 - $490,000 Thur 5:00 - 5:30pm & Sat 11:00 - 11:30am Photo ID required Jeremy Cleaver 0403 199 511 Peter Don 0410 609 006

ELTHAM 1390 Main Road

Mud-brick & Stone Cottage! Recharge, renovate, rejuvenate me! I’m in need of maintenance to bring me back to my full glory. I’m on a treed block (1300m2 approx) with development potential (STCA). I offer a stone OFP, brick flooring, and lead-light features. PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

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$450,000 - $490,000 Saturday 3:00 - 3:30pm Photo ID required John Gilbert 0418 365 954


GREENSBOROUGH 8 Fricker Avenue

Solid Beginnings for Future Family Greatness - Land 671m2 (approx) Well maintained BV home offering excellent scope for the future, all located in a quiet cul-de-sac opposite parklands/walking tracks. Features include polished floorboards, split system heating/cooling and vast rear yard to capitalise upon.

Tue 18th June at 6:00pm (unless sold prior) PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

$480,000 - $530,000 Thur 3:00 - 3:30pm & Sat 3:00 - 3:30pm Photo ID required Thomas Bechelli 0413 181 461

Eltham 9431 1222 1022 Main Road

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Ivanhoe 9499 7992

153 Upper Heidelberg Road

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VIEWBANK 20 /101 Martins Lane

Size, Comfort and Sparkle! Only four years old, this spacious townhouse offers a wonderful blend of indoor and outdoor living with modern tones, stone topped kitchen featuring high quality stainless steel appliances, abundant natural light and excellent views. PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

Rosanna 9459 8111 131 Lower Plenty Road

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$565,000 Saturday 12:30 - 1:00pm Photo ID required Thomas Bechelli 0413 181 461

Doreen 9717 8801

Shop 2, 101 Hazel Glen Drive

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ELTHAM NORTH 14A Orchard Ave Avail NOW $300PW 2BR, w/mach, fridge, A/C & OSP. Utilities inc, no pets. Contact Bill ELTHAM 4/14 Souter Street Avail NOW $330PW 2BR, A/C, robes, gardener incl & pets OK. Contact Sarah DOREEN 1 Nash Grove Avail NOW $340PW 3BR, ensuite, study, D/H & single garage. Contact Amanda MACLEOD 6/7 Strathallan Rd Avail NOW $340PW 3BR, PFBs, A/C & dble gge. No pets-gardener incl. Contact Bill DOREEN 49 Horseley Crescent Avail NOW $350PW 4BR, ensuite, D/H, cooling & double garage. Contact Amanda ROSANNA 6 Golf Avenue Avail NOW $360PW 2BR, living, dining, D/W, laundry & single garage. Contact Di ROSANNA 3/37 Millicent St Avail 1 Jul $360PW 2BR, living/dining, D/W, gas heating, s/sys & c/yard. Contact Di BUNDOORA 1056-1140 Plenty Rd Avail NOW $370PW 2BR, heating/cooling & close to La Trobe Uni. Contact Jaci VIEWBANK 23 Myddleton Dv Avail NOW $370PW 3BR, living/OFP, D/W, D/H, alarm system & carport. Contact Di ELTHAM 8/36 Beard Street Avail NOW $390PW 3BR, wood fire, s/sys, FBs, D/W & single garage. Contact Sarah H’BERG HEIGHTS 75 Lloyd Street Avail NOW $390PW 3BR, lounge, kitchen gas cooking & single garage. Contact Jaci ELTHAM 3/15 Coleman Crescent Avail NOW $390PW 3BR, PFBs, D/W, D/H & double garage. Gardener incl. Contact Di H’BERG HEIGHTS 179 Waiora Road Avail NOW $400PW 3BR, lounge, kit/meals, D/H, A/C & shed. Contact Louise


ELTHAM 1/60 Beard Street Avail NOW $400PW 3BR, PFBs, D/H, wood fire, single garage & carport. Contact Sarah MERNDA 40 Geranium Gv Avail NOW $400PW 4BR, ensuite, D/H, cooling & double garage. Contact Amanda LOWER PLENTY 2 Kett Street Avail NOW $410PW 3BR, ensuite, D/W, PFBs, D/H & double garage. Contact Bill ROSANNA 152 Rosanna Rd Avail NOW $430PW 4BR, 2 living areas, dining, PBs & single garage. Contact Meaghan ELTHAM 24 Beard Street Avail NOW $440PW 4BR, OFP, D/W, ensuite, D/H & dble carport. No pets. Contact Di BULLEEN 15 Virginia Court Avail NOW $450PW 3BR, lounge, kit/meals, PFBs, D/H & dble garage. Contact Steven IVANHOE 2/49 Norman Street Avail NOW $450PW 3BR, lounge s/sys, PFBs, D/H & OSP. Contact Louise H’BERG HEIGHTS 11 Myrtle Street Avail NOW $460PW 3BR, PFBs, new carpet, A/C, carport & OSP. Contact Steven ROSANNA 9/218 Lower Plenty Rd Avail NOW $495PW 3BR, D/H, ensuite, 2 c/yards & tandem garage. Contact Jaclyn MACLEOD 4/84 Strathallan Rd Avail NOW $595PW 4BR, study, ensuite, D/H, s/s appl & garage. Contact Jaclyn IVANHOE 85 The Boulevard Avail NOW $595PW 2BR, s/s appl, gas log fire & single garage. Contact Louise IVANHOE 83A Beatty Street Avail 4 Jul $595PW 3BR, ensuite, PBs, D/W, hting/cooling & dble gge. Contact Jaclyn MACLEOD 23 Gresswell Rd Avail NOW $730PW 4BR, D/H, A/C, PFBs & dble gge. Cntry Club Mship incl. Contact Di


H’BERG HEIGHTS 1/108 Bell Street Avail NOW $14,000PA 3 offices, approx 80sqm, communal kitchen & ample street parking. Tenant pays 50% electricity. Contact Steven ELTHAM 8/10-18 Arthur Street Avail 1 Jul $16,000PA Excellent 55sqm corner shop, sink, carpet & available for multiple uses. Figure excludes GST & Outgoings. Contact Steven 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 Steven MACLEOD 38 Springthhorpe Blvd Avail NOW $18,500PA Approx 80 sqm shop opposite Springthorpe CC, outdoor area, toilet & parking. Figure excludes GST & Outgoings. Contact Steven WATSONIA 1st Fl, 1/2 Lambourn Rd Avail 1 Jun $20,000PA Modern 100sqm open plan, reception, meeting rm, heating/cooling & kitchen. Figure excludes GST & Outgoings. Contact Steven ELTHAM 4/13 Brougham Street Avail NOW $24,000PA Neat warehouse/office, 253sqm approx, large mezzanine area & 6 car spaces. Figure excludes GST & Outgoings. Contact Steven ELTHAM 736 Main Road Avail NOW $48,110PA Combined shop/dwelling (approx 165sqm) kit/lunchroom, heating/ cooling & OSPx8. Rental is plus GST & Outgoings. Contact Steven


Meaghan Fennell 0401 019 859

Sarah Craigie 0409 945 774

Eltham 9431 1222 1022 Main Road

Bill Diamantopoulos 0431 401 720

Jaclyn Pasquini 0412 249 576

Ivanhoe 9499 7992

153 Upper Heidelberg Road

Rosanna 9459 8111 131 Lower Plenty Road

Louise Ericksen 0413 720 244

Amanda Dow 0437 011 495

Doreen 9717 8801

Shop 2, 101 Hazel Glen Drive

Jaci Underwood 0434 100 225

Steven Haigh 0401 241 070

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DIAMOND CREEK 9 Red Brick Lane

WOW! 7 Acres Close To Schools, Shops & Train. Here’s a great opportunity to live close to shops, schools and public transport yet enjoy peace & privacy in a tranquil rural setting. With mains water, the gently sloping land enjoys picturesque valley views directly to the North. PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

$780,000 - $820,000 Saturday 12:00 - 12:30pm Photo ID required Warren Grace 0407 335 937 Robyn Johnson 0417 387 890

Diamond Creek 9438 1133 62c Main Hurstbridge Road

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DIAMOND CREEK 3/31-33 Haley Street

Short Stroll to Trains and Shops When location is important to you, then this townhouse is perfectly situated. Well appointed with 3 bedrooms, spacious lounge and kitchen and large north facing windows that give plenty of natural light overlooking the courtyard. PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

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$410,000 - $450,000 Saturday 11:00 - 11:30am Photo ID required Robyn Johnson 0417 387 890 Warren Grace 0407 335 937

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IVANHOE 1/9 Langs Road




Easy Ivanhoe At Its Most Inspiring A sheer delight for discerning downsizers and astute investors, this attractive 3 bedroom (ensuite with WIR), 2 bathroom front villa unit slots perfectly into a friendly street with its Federation-inspired façade and glorious garden frontage. Walk to Ivanhoe´s blue chip amenities from this superb single-level home boasting ducted heating, airconditioning, north courtyard and DLUG.

Auction Inspect

Saturday 29th June at 2pm Thursday 6-6.30pm & Saturday 12.30-1pm Estimate $580,000 - $630,000


Rod Watson 0407 848 599 Anthony Lapadula 0401 655 005


Northcote 9481 0633


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Research 1 Joslyn Drive Captivating Family Entertainer Perfectly positioned on 5.4 acres (approx) in a prestigious court, this stunning family home offers resort style living with tennis court overlooked by a thatch roofed gazebo and a heated, palm fringed pool enjoying a Balinese inspired relaxation platform. Inside the living is easy with two enormous living areas, gourmet granite kitchen, study, main bedroom with luxury granite ensuite and two bedrooms sharing spa bathroom providing a superior lifestyle, whilst extending warmth and contentment to family and friends.

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4 Auction Inspect Contact Contact Office Web



Saturday 29th June at 1pm Thursday 2:30 - 3pm & Saturday 1:30 - 2pm Graham Morrison 0417 101 997 Peter Kleeman 0419 002 103 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431 2444

Wattle Glen 11 Bateson Road Picture Perfect Lifestyle Package Perched on an easy to manage 4 acres (approx) this family home designed by architect Ross Henry delivers an amazing family retreat to relax and enjoy a wonderful country feel. 10 minutes walk from the station, school, and general store, and a short drive from Diamond Creek, it is an easy commute to the CBD. Graced with fruit trees and relaxing views and offering four bedrooms, two bathrooms, two living areas, north south tennis court and covered outdoor area, this is the perfect lifestyle property.

Eltham / Greensborough / Doreen

4 Auction Inspect Contact Contact Office Web




Saturday 29th June at 1pm Saturday 12:30 - 1pm Jon Michael 0438 988 096 Dayne Kleeman 0419 504 576 3/101 Hazel Glen Drive Doreen june 12, 2013 \ The weekly review 53

Lower Plenty 92 Old Eltham Road Eclectic. Unique. Exclusive. Distinctive Eclectic. Unique. Exclusive. Distinctive. They all sum up this very impressive home on a 1383sqm (approx) allotment, just a few minutes stroll from the Lower Plenty Village. Wrapping around a central courtyard that offers a peaceful retreat at the end of the day, this warm and welcoming home introduces a free flowing floor plan that will entice and delight. Along with the bonus of a one-bedroom self contained unit under roofline, it offers three further bedrooms, spa bathroom, dining, two living areas and a choice of outdoor zones including one with spa.

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Saturday 29th June at 12pm Saturday 11:30am - 12pm Rocco Montanaro 0412 379 171 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431 2444

*Indicative location only

Eltham North 40 Liddesdale Grove Exceptionally Rare Opportunity A development opportunity exists with this huge 6974 sqm allotment (approx) which will suit astute investors seeking to take advantage of its outstanding dimensions and sought after location. Close to schools, shops, transport and parklands and within the coveted St Helena College Zone, it offers an exceptionally rare opportunity for an exciting and innovative development of up to 12 dwellings (STCA). Expressions of Interest: Offers Close Thursday 4th July at 6pm (Unless Sold Prior)

Expressions of Interest Contact Graham Morrison 0417 101 997 Contact Peter Kleeman 0419 002 103 Office 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431 2444 Web


Eltham 86 Napoleon Street Impressive Living Enticing Location On one of Eltham´s most sought after streets, only a few minutes walk from school, sporting facilities, parklands and the centre of Eltham, this stunningly renovated haven stands head and shoulders above the rest. A refined sitting room complements an expansive open plan living that includes a state of the art stone kitchen with a retro style Belling multi oven range, and opens to a decked entertainment area with spa. Four bedrooms share two modern bathrooms, with a separate studio/teen retreat/music room or home office plus large workshop.

Eltham / Greensborough / Doreen

4 Auction Inspect Contact Contact Office Web



Saturday 15th June at 12pm Saturday 11:30am - 12pm Max Bevacqua 0408 002 488 Jon Michael 0438 988 096 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431 2444 june 12, 2013 \ The weekly review 55

Lower Plenty 14 View Road Serene Sanctuary Awaits This compelling combination of proportions and position unites spectacular spaces, a sensational private setting, sought after location, and a substantial, comfortable home on a magnificent 4676sqm approx. Extensive outdoor entertainment areas and a pool deliver a sanctuary of serene living. Featuring floor to ceiling windows bringing the outside in, it allows year round enjoyment of the relaxing garden vista. An opportunity that is just too good to miss!

Eltham North 15 Manning Road Fabulous Flexibility For Family Living Set among 2224m2 (approx) of landscaped gardens, the home offers three seriously large living areas including a theater room/rumpus, two studies, three bedrooms, two with ensuite bathrooms, two further bathrooms and a gourmet kitchen. A multi-purpose room with its own bathroom and entry would suit teen accommodation or a home based business. With a pool and spa in paved and decked surrounds, huge decked outdoor area and abundant storage behind roller doors this is one you´ll be proud to call your own.

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Private Sale Inspect Saturday 12:30 - 1pm Price $1,250,000 Contact Peter Kleeman 0419 002 103 Contact Graham Morrison 0417 101 997 Office 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431 2444 Web





Private Sale Inspect Saturday 1:30 - 2pm Contact Dayne Kleeman 0419 504 576 Contact Max Bevacqua 0408 002 488 Office 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431 2444 Web

Diamond Creek 11 Tetragona Way Desirable Blend Of Lifestyle And Luxury This exquisite home on a 1550sqm allotment (approx) in a prestigious pocket delivers a desired blend of lifestyle and luxury. Undeniably stylish and definitely spacious it is instantly appealing with multiple living areas, four bedrooms, three full bathrooms (spa ensuite to main), fitted study and stunning Smeg equipped kitchen. Manicured gardens surround an expansive paved precinct in a huge yard that includes gated parking for caravan. With St Helena shopping and College moments away this impressive home is a must to view. Expressions of Interest: Offers Close Wednesday 26th June at 6pm (Unless Sold Prior)

Eltham 62 Warringah Crescent Feature Packed Zoned Living With A Pool This spacious home on a 1500m2 allotment (approx) has been cleverly designed to offer true zoned living. A meals area and granite Impala kitchen featuring quality appliances separates the main bedroom and adjoining retreat, bathroom, second bedroom and formal living from two further bedrooms, spa bathroom and large casual living. The huge rear yard reveals more surprises with an undercover outdoor area and a solar heated pool under shade sail, perfect for summer fun. With easy access to Eltham it will delight upon inspection.

Eltham / Greensborough / Doreen





Expressions of Interest Inspect Thursday 4:30 - 5pm & Saturday 1:30 -2pm ESR $910,000 - $990,000 Contact Lucas Peressini 0458 016 868 Contact Graham Morrison 0417 101 997 Office 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431 2444 Web





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Eltham 21 Hartland Way Easy Living In A Premier Position This immaculate home in a tightly held court provides a rare opportunity to experience a coveted Eltham lifestyle in an enviable Woodridge address! Woodridge Linear reserve, with a playground for active kids and grateful parents is just two doors away and delivers the perfect environment for a traffic free stroll to east Eltham Primary, Eltham and the station. Three bedrooms, study, two living areas and an outdoor area in the terraced rear yard ensure the essence of Eltham family living.


This very comfortable four bedroom, three bathroom home on an allotment of 857 sqm, (approx) just a few minutes walk from Were Street Shops and the station introduces options and opportunity for savvy buyers. A contemporary update will transform it into a superb family home. Alternatively, with such a large allotment so close to shops and transport, you may wish to follow the lead of others in the street and subdivide and redevelop (STCA), enjoying rental income while your plans are approved.

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Private Sale Inspect Saturday 2:30 - 3pm ESR $590,000 - $630,000 Contact Shane Leete 0419 118 302 Contact Christian Marchetti 0400 233 946 Office 3/101 Hazel Glen Drive, Doreen 9717 8780 Web

Montmorency 23 Nokes Court Generous Proportions, Great Potential


4 Auction Inspect Contact Office Web



Saturday 6th July at 2:30pm Saturday 11:30am - 12pm Graham Morrison 0417 101 997 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431 2444

Eltham 1/146 Bible Street Set among landscaped gardens, an easy walk from all the benefits of Eltham´s Main Road, this state-of-the-art home offers 3 living areas, study & a chef´s kitchen of stone & stainless steel to deliver a brilliant mix of space, style & convenience. EOI Close Tues 18 June at 6pm (Unless Sold Prior)


Eltham / Greensborough / Doreen



Expressions of Interest Inspect Thursday 2:30 - 3pm & Saturday 12:30 - 1pm Contact Graham Morrison 0417 101 997 Contact Alvy Buffon 0412 674 461 Office 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431 2444

Doreen 60 Vantage Point Boulevard Offering four bedrooms, two bathrooms, two spacious living areas, gourmet kitchen and study/formal living complemented by a choice of outdoor precincts, this Porter Davis home will appeal to astute purchasers looking to enjoy prestigious living within the sought after Vantage Point Estate.


Private Sale Inspect ESR Contact Office Web



Saturday 11:30am - 12pm $385,000 - $415,000 Shane Leete 0419 118 302 3/101 Hazel Glen Drive, Doreen 9717 8780


Montmorency 122 Para Road This 791sqm (approx) allotment delivers exciting options for astute investors and developers. A short walk from the station and shops, it provides an opportunity for a complete rebuild with a current planning permit for two homes, future offices or an innovative combination of both (STCA).

Auction Inspect Contact Office Web

Saturday 6th July at 11am Saturday 10:30-11am Graham Morrison 0417 101 997 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431 2444

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hEidELbErg 80 Berkeley Avenue




SpaciOuS 1960S StyLE, SupErb gardEN SEttiNg This immaculate solid-brick residence in professionally landscaped gardens offers spacious living/dining, family room/home theatre, 3 bedrooms and fitted study, 2 bathrooms and laundry, plus double carport and workshop, close to parkland and schools. Land size: 669sqm approx.

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This Sat at 10.30 am Thurs 11.15-11.45 & Sat 15 June 10-10.30 $700,000-$730,000 146 Upper Heidelberg Rd, Ivanhoe | 9490 2900 Liz Walker 0412 659 140 James Labiris 0409 094 767


EagLEmONt 18D Ashby Grove ELEgaNt mOdErN dESigN at a primE addrESS This tasteful residence close to Eaglemont Village, station and leading schools offers large formal and informal living areas, private entertaining deck, stylish kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, powder room, separate laundry, secure dual garaging and quality fittings.

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Sat 29 June at 11 am Thurs 5-5.30 & Sat 15 June 11-11.30 $550,000-$600,000 146 Upper Heidelberg Rd, Ivanhoe | 9490 2900 Annalise Newell 0402 937 607 Liz Walker 0412 659 140

ivaNHOE 6/48-50 Locksley Road Extra-SpaCiOUS viLLa UNit, privatE aNd wELL-LOCatEd Set to the rear of a small development, this recently renovated residence offers surprisingly spacious light-filled living at a prime address close. It offers a spacious living/dining room, new kitchen/informal meals, 2 double BRs (BIRs), bathroom, separate WC, and fitted laundry.

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This Sat at 1 pm Wed 4.30-5 & Sat 15 June 12.30-1 $520,000-$570,000 146 Upper Heidelberg Rd, Ivanhoe | 9490 2900 Liz Walker 0412 659 140 James Labiris 0409 094 767 Annalise Newell 0402 937 607

TEMPLESTOWE 4/413 CHURCH RD Estimated Range $500,000 - $540,000 SPACIOUS SINGLE LEVEL LIVING Comprising three bedrooms, main bedroom with walk-in robe and


ensuite, second bedroom with built-in robes, the third bedroom can also be a dining room or study, spacious living room with a built-in bar, sunny north facing kitchen-family room opening onto a large


timber deck. Evaporative cooling and ducted heating. Double auto garage.This home is ideal for either owner occupiers or as a good long term investment.



FOR LEASE GREENSBOROUGH $500pw fabulous family home in a quiet street in Greenhills. Comprising three bedroom, formal lounge, kitchen-family, separate TV room, small computer study, double carport, glorious backyard for kids.

9497 2111 or 0411 198 452 120 Upper Heidelberg Rd IVANHOE

HEIDELBERG HEIGHTS $400pw modern townhouse in a small group of only four. Comprises three bedrooms, lounge room, kitchen-meals, single lock up garage.

EXECUTIVE HOMES WANTED FOR LEASE Quality properties from $500 - $1000+pw must be renovated or under 10yo contact Graham Coulton 9497 2111 or 0411 198 452

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MACLEOD 59 Sugarloaf Drive Springthorpe Modern Luxury! The epitome of elegance and stylish flair, this extraordinary masterpiece, built by Executive Builders, is quite simply, an absolute stunner. A spacious formal lounge, large study and a beautiful, sophisticated kitchen adjoins the elegant family and meals area and is surrounded by a sublime undercover alfresco. Also provided on the ground floor: a powder room, large laundry and under-stairs storage. The first floor accommodates a huge rumpus with gorgeous views of the reserve and Dandenongs, 4 huge robed bedrooms; both the master and bedroom 2 enjoying extremely generous proportions, main bedroom with split-system, walk-in robe and a large ensuite boasting twin basins and oversized shower, separate powder room and family bathroom with twin basins, separate bath and shower. A unique, designer residence that will exceed all expectations. Inspect today.

Bundoora 9467 5444 4 / 1177 Plenty Road 62 The weekly review \ june 12, 2013

Tuesday 2nd July 2013 at 6:00PM (unless sold prior) INSPECT

Thursday 6:00-6:30PM Saturday 2:00-2:30PM Photo ID required


Cathy Liu 0402529753 Michael Egan 0409416546 Bundoora Office 9467 5444

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GREENSBOROUGH 47 Vermont Parade Kookaburra Oasis in the Heart of Greensborough This remarkably well-maintained home features polished floorboards throughout, cosy lounge upon entry with natural gas log fire centre-piece, 3 spacious bedrooms, central bathroom, galley-style kitchen with SS appliances and loads of natural light that streams through the hand-made stain glass windows. Step outside to a perfectly manicured garden that is set up for all seasons - enjoy the magnificent birdlife with your choice of 3 undercover outdoor retreat/entertainment areas, including an 8 seater salt water heated spa, second outdoor toilet for guests and extensive paving. Further features include ducted heating, evaporative cooling, decorative cornices, high ceilings, remote roller-door carport and double lock-up garage, immaculate presentation-all set on a 805sqm block.

3 Saturday 22nd June at 2pm



Thursday 5:15-5:45PM Saturday 2:00-2:30PM Photo ID required


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 !


Bundoora 9467 5444 4 / 1177 Plenty Road





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


Michael Traikos 0413 657 314 Bundoora Office 9467 5444


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Auction this Saturday GREENSBOROUGH


102 Warralong Avenue

AUCTION Saturday 15th June at 1.00pm

In a location of tremendous convenience, this wonderful home presents a family with expansive open plan living, highlighting the home’s practicality for everyday living and entertaining, flowing to a large covered alfresco venue, that’s sure to be a popular destination during the warmer months, overlooking the pool. Perfect for those who love to entertain & spend time outdoors, close to Greensborough Plaza & Watsonia shops, cafes and train station, Primary & Secondary Schools and Elder Reserve. Features: Generous open living/dining with wood heater, Well appointed timber kitchen, Master bedroom with BIR’s & ensuite, Two further bedrooms plus study/4th bedroom, New fully tiled family bathroom, Gas heated IG pool, decking surrounds, Ducted heating, evaporative cooling, Double carport with gate access for trailers etc.

INSPECTION THURSDAY 5.00 - 5.30pm SATURDAY 12.30 - 1.00pm

Quote Melway Contact Office Phone

From $460,000 plus buyers 20:G6 Land size 610m2 approx Stuart Buckingham 0411 743 336 104 Grimshaw St, Greensborough 9435 0999

Auction this Saturday MONTMORENCY


10 Wilson Avenue

AUCTION Saturday 15th June at 2.00pm

Taking in distant city views and providing rear lane access to trendy Monty Village, this valuable property opens up a flood gate of opportunity for astute buyers. Take advantage of the superb location and put it up for rent, move in and enjoy the spoils this immaculate character-filled weatherboard provides or capitalize on the large allotment by developing a set of townhouses (STCA). For an added bonus be spoiled for shopping and dining options, train station, buses and schools at you fingertips. Features: Porch view of New Year’s Eve fireworks, High decorative ceilings, leadlight features, Formal lounge with gas log fire, Updated kitchen/family/meals area, 3 bedrooms, neat family bathroom, Covered entertaining deck, Ducted heating, evaporative cooling, Wide drive to single garage.

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Quote $470,000 plus buyers Melway 21:C6 Land size 590m2 approx Contact Scott Nugent 0438 054 993 Simon McEvoy 0412 319 046 Office Cnr Were & Rattray Rd, Montmorency Phone 9434 6666



8 Evelyn Way

AUCTION Saturday 22nd June at 2.00pm INSPECTION THURSDAY 4.00 - 4.30pm SATURDAY 3.00 - 3.30pm

Quote $590,000 plus buyers Melway 11:F11 Land size 413m2 approx Contact Stuart Buckingham 0411 743 336 Sue Stone 0416 055 159 Office 104 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999


10 L 08 AN M D


In a class of its own, this brand new architect designed residence brings uncompromising quality and world class sophistication to this coveted St Helena school zone location. The grand vision showcases expansive open plan living, bathed in natural light, linking with alfresco entertaining, amidst low-maintenance native gardens, to create an indoor-outdoor setting that’s second to none. With the finest of fittings and list of stately inclusions, this executive home provides discerning buyers with heavenly space and sublime lifestyle living. Features: Light-filled open living/dining area, State-of-theart stone kitchen (Butlers pantry), Large upstairs retreat/study area, Master bedroom suite on ground level, Three more double bedrooms with BIR’s, Lavish ensuite, bathroom & powder room, Split-system heating & cooling, Large auto single garage (int. access), Close to shops, schools, transport.



10 Wattle Avenue

AUCTION Saturday 6th July at 1.00pm

Wonderfully positioned in a family-friendly setting, stands this remarkable property that lends itself to an assortment of opportunities for the astute buyer. Take advantage of the superb location with city skyline views, only a short walk to Were Street shops, cafes & train station and put the neat weatherboard up for rent; capitalise on the 1008m2 approx allotment by developing a set of luxury townhouses or that dream home (STCA) or move in and transform the home into a modern-day masterpiece. Features: Lounge/dining with gas heater & air-conditioner, Three bedrooms (2 with BIR’s), Tidy kitchen/meals area, Central bathroom, Huge backyard, under-house storage.

INSPECTION THURSDAY 5.00 - 5.30pm SATURDAY 1.00 - 1.30pm

Melway 21:D5 Land size 1008m2 approx Contact Scott Nugent 0438 054 993 Simon McEvoy 0412 319 046 Office 104 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999 june 12, 2013 \ The weekly review 65



1/179 Main Road

Superbly positioned in a small group of 3, walking distance to local shops & buses and minutes away from Were Street, Montmorency cafĂŠs and train station, this lovely single level unit has been tastefully updated. Features: Open lounge with split system air-con, sunfilled s/s kitchen with WIP & meals area, 2 bdrs, master with access to modern bathroom, garage currently converted to office space, car space & visitor parking.



SALE BY TENDER Closing Tues 9th July at 6pm (Unless sold prior) Quote $360,000 plus buyers Melway 21:C8 Contact Sue Stone 0416 055 159 Stuart Buckingham 0411 743 336 Office 104 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999 INSPECT THUR 4 - 4.30pm SAT 11 - 11.30am

200 Mountain View Road

As rare as a precious stone set on 718 sqm approx, this property is a unique chance that homebuyers and investors alike will want to secure. While the home oozes character and charm, the potential is there to infuse your own creative touches or extend (STCA). Features: Cosy lounge with open fire, updated s/s kitchen/meals area, 3 spacious bedrooms, neat bathroom, European laundry, R/C a/c, covered deck, carport, high ceilings, picture rails and leadlight windows.

AUCTION Auction Quote Melway Contact

Saturday 22nd June at 12.00pm $450,000 plus buyers 21:B1 Land size 718m2 approx Stuart Buckingham 0411 743 336 Sue Stone 0416 055 159 Office 104 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999 INSPECT THUR 5 - 5.30pm SAT 2 - 2.30pm



37 Byrne Crescent

After decades in the hands of just the one family, this elevated home will impress the next generation with its meticulous presentation and delightful greenery outlook via large windows. Features: Spacious formal lounge & dining, well appointed kitchen, family/meals leading outdoors, master bedroom with WIR & ens, 2 robed bdrs, study/4th bdr, family bathroom, low-maintenance rear garden, D/H, a/c, auto 3-car garage/workshop/storage.



95 Harborne Street

Located within a cul-de-sac, this delightfully renovated rendered residence is sure to impress the most discerning purchaser. Features: 3 Bedrooms, 2 with BIRs, renovated kitchen with meals area, D/H, evap cooling, open sunlit lounge, PFBs, updated bathroom, entertaining area, oversized garage & ample off-street parking. 66 The weekly review \ june 12, 2013


Quote From $490,000 plus buyer Melway 10:F11 Land size 535m2 approx Contact Stuart Buckingham 0411 743 336 Office 104 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999 INSPECT THUR 4 - 4.30pm SAT 1 - 1.30pm

SALE BY TENDER Closing Tues 25th June at 6pm (Unless sold prior) Quote From $430,000 plus buyers Melway 20:G6 Contact Scott Anderson 0412 855 775 David Oakley 0439 397 284 Office 104 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999 INSPECT THUR 5 - 5.30pm SAT 12.00 - 12.30pm



18 Russell Street

An amazing location with outstanding access to all services you will find this elevated home with views. An immaculate interior invites you to enjoy the immediate comfort, while you make plans to create your own personal style or modern extension in the sizable backyard (STCA) Features: Formal lounge/dining, kitchen/meals, 3 bedrooms, 2 with BIRs, family bathroom, 2- way toilet, covered entertaining deck, D/H, a/c & DLUG with storage.

AUCTION Auction Quote Melway Contact

Saturday 22nd June at 11.00am From $420,000 plus buyer 20:H6 David Oakley 0439 397 284 Scott Anderson 0412 855 775 Office 104 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999 INSPECT THUR 4 - 4.30pm SAT 12 - 12.30pm

Auction this Saturday GREENSBOROUGH



1/152 Nell Street

Sitting pretty behind a picket fence, this character low-maintenance single level refurbished home couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be better placed close to all services. Perfect for first time buyers, investors or even empty nesters. Features: High ceilings, cornices & picture rails, separate lounge, updated s/s kitchen with family/meals, 3 bedrooms, neat bathroom, air-cons & single garage with roof storage.

AUCTION Auction Quote Melway Contact

Saturday 22nd June at 1.00pm From $360,000 plus buyers 20:F3 Stuart Buckingham 0411 743 336 Craig Frost 0413 018 033 Office 104 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999 INSPECT THUR 6 - 6.30pm SAT 1 - 1.30pm

Tender closing 18th June @ 6.00pm

2/154 Nell Street

Quietly placed at the rear of 2, this lovely single-level unit is perfect for first homebuyers, retirees or smart investors wanting to capitalize on this central location. Features: Formal lounge, sun-filled family/meals, adjoining bright spotless kitchen, 3 bdrs, master with access to 2-way bathroom, private courtyard, SLUG & extra parking space.


AUCTION Auction Quote Melway Contact

Saturday 15th June at 12.00pm $350,000 plus buyers 20:F4 Craig Frost 0413 018 033 Stuart Buckingham 0411 743 336 Office 104 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999 INSPECT THUR 5 - 5.30pm SAT 11.30 - 12.00pm



87 Patyah Street

Standing tall on the highest point in Diamond Creek, this family residence treats you to panoramic views that are breathtakingly beautiful day or night. Features: Light filled open living, modern kitchen/meals, sep dining, master bdr with ens & WIR, 4 bdrs downstairs with BIRs, sep rumpus, updated bathroom, powder room, sep laundry, storage, DH & 4 car carport.

SALE BY TENDER Closing Tues 18th June at 6pm (Unless sold prior) Quote $490,000 plus buyers Melway 21:B7 Land size 660m2 approx Contact Sue Stone 0416 055 159 Craig Frost 0413 018 033 Office 104 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999 INSPECT THUR 6 - 6.30pm SAT 12 - 12.30pm june 12, 2013 \ The weekly review 67



8 Hopkins Street

Auction Thursday 27th June at 1.00pm Quote $300,000 plus buyers Melway 20:K4 Contact Terry Gazelle 0438 196 480 Office Cnr Were & Rattray Rd, Montmorency Phone 9434 6666 INSPECTION By Appointment


Great investment opportunity with a dual income. The property comprises of a shop of approximately 50sqm currently running as a finance company and returning $9,480 per annum plus 50% of outgoings. There is also a 2 bedroom dwelling at the rear with its own access returning $10,920pa. That is a combined rent of $20,400pa plus half the outgoings paid. Both are solid long term tenants or perhaps you want to owner occupy.




2/116 Mountain View Road

A treat for first homebuyers, down-sizers or investors, close to shops, schools, transport & parks. Features: 3 robed bedrooms, stylish bathroom, Upstairs retreat/study area, Separate lounge room, Open family/meals area, Modern kitchen with s/s appliances, Jarrah hardwood floors, new carpet, Ducted heating, Evap cooling, Ducted vac, Auto DLUG with int. & courtyard access.


Quote $470,000 plus buyers Melway 21:C3 Contact Adam McWatters 0404 489 266 Office 1004 Main Road, Eltham Phone 9439 4022 INSPECTION SATURDAY 1.00 - 1.30pm

Residential Sales Career! With 3 boutique offices at Greensborough, Eltham & Montmorency, a great opportunity exists to join our well respected and successful company!



1/168 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.


Quote From $500,000 plus buyers Melway 21:E6 Contact Scott Nugent 0438 054 993 Stuart Buckingham 0411 743 336 Office 104 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999 INSPECTION SATURDAY 4.00 - 4.30pm

If you have the desire to succeed, are self-motivated, well presented, benefit from continued training, excellent customer service skills, hold an Agent Representative Certificate, have a drive for outstanding customer service and are willing to work with a fantastic team, we would love to hear from you! Please call Stuart Buckingham in confidence on 0411 743 336 or email 68 The weekly review \ june 12, 2013

EAGLEMONT 96 Maltravers Road EXCEPTIONAL EAGLEMENT FAMILY OPPORTUNITY Nestled in the elite environs of a convenient Eaglemont locale; updated family spaces, decorative period character and a wonderful north-facing rear garden are the hallmarks of this delightful 4BR, 2 bathroom 1930s solid brick residence on an established 701 m2 allotment (approx). Decorative ceilings, leadlighting, polished floorboards, heating, cooling, alarm, formal and family areas, in-ground spa, ample OSP and garage.


Saturday 22nd June at 3.00pm




Thu 5:15-5:45pm, Sat 3-3:30pm


701 m2 approx.


Stewart Oldmeadow 0412 119 277 Keith Oldmeadow 0409 858 786


9497 3222 | 9459 5666

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Rear Aspect

IVANHOE EAST 67 Streeton Crescent IMPRESSIVE PROSPECTS ON HUGE COVETED CORNER Inspiration comes easily in the Heidelberg School precinct so take in the views, ambience and leafy surroundings on this celebrated corner of Streeton and McCubbin and create your very own masterpiece. An expansive 1092 m2 corner allotment (approx.) sets the scene for greatness in a premier position where this exceedingly comfortable 4BR home offers scope to renovate or rebuild (STCA).

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Saturday 22nd June at 2.00pm




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


1092 m2 approx.


Stewart Oldmeadow 0412 119 277 Damien Carter 0438 850 166


9497 3222 | 9459 5666

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HEIDELBERG 11 Cleve Grove PERFECTION IN A PRIZED POCKET An outstanding landscaped rear garden and sun-drenched terrace with views provide exceptional alfresco entertaining options for this impeccably renovated 4BR, 2 bathroom residence. Close to schools, Burgundy Street, parklands, trains and medical precinct featuring elegant sitting room, open-plan living and dining, excellent kitchen (Smeg appliances and dual-drawer dishwasher), ducted heating, refrigerated cooling, raintanks and remote-control double garage.


Saturday 29th June at 2.00pm




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


680 m2 approx.


Damien Carter 0438 850 166 Sue Lacey 0412 898 202


9497 3222 | 9459 5666

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HEIDELBERG HEIGHTS 50 Myrtle Street THE EXCEPTION RATHER THAN THE RULE A local benchmark in executive living, this sleek and stylish builders own residence presents a flawless collection of contemporary spaces specifically designed for the discerning low maintenance lifestyle seeker. Features such luxuries as CBD skyline views, stone finishes, smeg appointments, extensive custom storage including a four car garage/ workshop plus heated alfresco entertaining with salt water Jacuzzi, built in BBQ/ wet bar. Data cabling, CCTV and video intercom security. Incredible!

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Saturday 6th July at 11.00am




Sat 1-1:30pm


James Davis 0405 687 817 Damien Carter 0438 850 166


9497 3222 | 9459 5666

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HEIDELBERG 28 Powlett Street PERFECT BALANCE OF LIGHT, SPACE & EASY LIVING A secluded and serene indoor-outdoor sanctuary from award-winning Fasham Homes, this captivating 3BR, 2 bathroom and study residence is a sheer delight sitting in perfect harmony with its gorgeous garden surroundings. Superbly situated for the utmost convenience, the zoned low-maintenance design of this home is oriented north capturing abundant natural light and glorious garden vistas.


Saturday 22nd June at 12.00pm




Thu 6-6:30pm, Sat 12-12:30pm


683 m2 approx.


Gordon Whale 0419 335 459 Brad Pearce 0409 679 414


9497 3222 | 9459 5666

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Artist Impression

Artist Impression

EAGLEMONT 84 Castle Street LANDMARK OPPORTUNITY WITH APPROVED PLANS All is in readiness with council approved plans to set a new benchmark in cutting-edge Eaglemont living with these three architect-designed residences. This remarkable 840 m2 site (approx) is poised for perfection, the rest is up to you to make your indelible mark and reap the rewards. All unique, all sophisticated and all oriented to the north; these stunning multi-level homes feature striking facades, two and three bedroom floorplans, two bathrooms, open-plan living, private north-facing entertainersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; courtyards, views and garaging.

IVANHOE 1/1088-1094 Heidelberg Road STUNNING GROUND-FLOOR LIVING WITH COURTYARD An intelligent investment and outstanding owner-occupier opportunity in a blue ribbon Fairy Hills position; the very best of a vibrant Ivanhoe lifestyle lies before this sensational 2BR ground-floor apartment. Stroll with ease to nearby boutique shopping, cafĂŠs, restaurants, Yarra and Darebin parklands plus train station from this brilliant low-maintenance home that includes basement parking, visitor parking and storage cage on title.

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Current dwelling

Expressions of Interest by Tuesday 18th June 5:00pm ESR



By Appointment


Stewart Oldmeadow 0412 119 277 Greg Taylor 0409 090 611



9497 3222 | 9459 5666



Saturday 22nd June at 12.00pm


Thu 6-6:30pm, Sat 12-12:30pm



Stewart Oldmeadow 0412 119 277 James Davis 0405 687 817



9497 3222 | 9459 5666




IVANHOE 19 Abercorn Avenue

Saturday 29th June at 11.00am $600,000-$660,000


Thu 4:30-5pm, Sat 10-10:30am


James Davis 0405 687 817 Helen Witchell 0413 741 158


9497 3222 | 9459 5666

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SINGLE LEVEL CHARM ENSURES SUCCESS Immaculately presented two bedroom spaces offer exciting low maintenance lifestyle advantages in this appealing 1940´s delight just meters from Darebin Creek parklands and walking trails. On a sunny 348 sqm approx. corner, perfectly peaceful surroundings enjoy brilliant northern light, a modernised kitchen and bathroom, easily managed garden and shared carport.

Auction ESR

IVANHOE Front Residence 58 St Elmo Road FAMILY CHARACTER, SUBSTANTIAL LIVING, LARGE SETTING Extensive family accommodation on a surprisingly spacious allotment defines the exceptional appeal of this superb 4BR and study double-storey 1920s residence commanding impressive street presence on a block of only two. A first-class position near grammar schools, Ivanhoe village, parks, hospitals and train station complements remote-control DLUG, 2 bathrooms, family and formal rooms, huge kitchen and entertainers´ garden.


Saturday 15th June at 2.00pm




Thu 6-6:30pm, Sat 1:30-2pm


James Davis 0405 687 817 Gordon Whale 0419 335 459


9497 3222 | 9459 5666

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HEIDELBERG 19 Sevenoaks Avenue PEACEFUL VIEWBANK COLLEGE ZONE POCKET WITH VIEWS Perched in a prized position with a wonderful outlook over nearby parkland and the Plenty River Trail, this superbly-maintained 3BR, 2 bathroom family residence offers an idyllic lifestyle opportunity metres to Viewbank College and Banyule Primary School. Includes elevated terrace, low-maintenance backyard, central heating, air-conditioning, vacuum, window shutters and double garage.

HEIDELBERG WEST 5 Barce Place SINGLE LEVEL FAMILY SURPRISE Beautifully bright and spacious, this modern home boasts generous four bedroom proportions in an easy single level format just meters from Olympic and Darebin Creek parkland. Two substantial living/ dining zones, impressively appointed kitchen, sizable main bedroom with spa ensuite and walk in robe, dual remote garages, off street parking.

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Saturday 15th June at 11.00am




Wed 6-6:30pm, Sat 10:30-11am


Stewart Oldmeadow 0412 119 277 Paul Carbone 0418 541 169


9497 3222 | 9459 5666


Saturday 29th June at 12.00pm




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


Stewart Oldmeadow 0412 119 277 Peter Scott 0459 223 994


9497 3222 | 9459 5666

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ALPHINGTON 7 Yarana Road

Saturday 22nd June at 3.00pm




Thu 6-6:30pm, Sat 12-12:30pm


Peter Scott 0459 223 994 James Davis 0405 687 817


9497 3222 | 9459 5666

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FAMILY SANCTUARY IN PARKLANDS POCKET Relax and entertain under the shade of a magnificent mulberry tree while the kids play in the wonderful landscaped rear garden of this fabulous architect-extended 1930s residence. A tranquil Darebin Parklands location minutes to schools, shops and train station introduces this delightful 3BR, 2 bathroom and study home featuring double-glazed living and dining, entertainment deck, ergonomic kitchen and carport.


Rear Aspect

HEIDELBERG HEIGHTS 35 Shakespeare Grove INVESTMENT ATTRACTION PLUS! Freestanding on a generous and level 632 allotment (approx) is this charming, fully renovated, brick veneer 1950â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family home. Presenting all purchasers with fantastic opportunities to live in, invest or develop (STCA) in this go ahead area. Freshly painted throughout with light filled rooms comprising of 3 bedrooms, good sized lounge room (gas log heater), well-appointed kitchen and meals area, central new bathroom, new separate laundry, polished floorboards throughout, alarm, secure shed, huge backyard and off street parking.


Saturday 15th June at 12.00pm


Thu 2:30-3pm, Sat 11:30-12pm


632 m2 approx.


Paul Carbone 0418 541 169 James Davis 0405 687 817


9459 5666 | 9497 3222

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VIEWBANK 4 Haystack Place FINE FAMILY DISCOVERY IN PRIZED COLLEGE ZONE An idyllic location in the Viewbank College zone only metres to schools and parkland ensures that this delightful 3BR, 2 bathroom residence is an excellent choice for education, recreation and complete lifestyle satisfaction. A generous, light-filled, family-focused home featuring study or 4th BR, living room, family meals area, quality updated kitchen, ducted heating, evaporative cooling and double carport.

MACLEOD 1 / 18 Ferguson Street BIG BONNIE VILLA WITH CANNY EASY-LIVING DESIGN This spacious freestanding villa unit has got it all. One of only two generously spaced on an attractive block for optimum privacy, this superb single-level home is a dream come true. Featuring large interior spaces, quality modern conveniences, non-slip floor surfaces, delightful garden courtyard and double garage with remotecontrol door. The two double bedroom (BIRs) layout includes fabulous living room, casual dining area, excellent kitchen (stainless-steel appliances), big bathroom, laundry, central heating and A/C.

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Saturday 29th June at 11.00am




Thu 3:30-4pm, Sat 11-11:30am


661 m2 approx.


John Levingston 0410 978 144 Brad Pearce 0409 679 414


9459 5666 | 9497 3222


Saturday 22nd June at 1.00pm




Thu 3:30-4pm, Sat 11-11:30am


Greg Taylor 0409 090 611 Brad Pearce 0409 679 414


9459 5666 | 9497 3222

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MACLEOD 18 Breckenridge Place

For Sale

SPRINGTHORPE - UNRIVALLED FAMILY EXCELLENCE Surrounded by adjoining parkland, this elegant four bedroom plus study contemporary residence beautifully showcases an exceptional family living and entertaining environment where serene bush land views complement an exclusive Springthorpe location just a short walk from Country Club amenities, Macleod Station, bus links and La Trobe University.


9497 3222 | 9459 5666

ROSANNA 58A Greville Road SECLUDED, SECURE & SPACIOUS OASIS There´s so much to like about this spacious townhouse that it´s easy to see why it´s been so tightly-held by its original owners. Large proportions, security and privacy, great views, impressive garden, exclusive block and perfect position all contribute to the well-rounded appeal of this superbly-maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home. Footsteps to shops, schools, transport and River Gum Walk.





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


Sue Lacey 0412 898 202 Paul Carbone 0418 541 169

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Saturday 29th June at 12.00pm




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


John Levingston 0410 978 144 Brad Pearce 0409 679 414


9459 5666 | 9497 3222

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ROSANNA 13 Millicent Street

IVANHOE 3/22 Belmont Road

EXPANSIVE INDOOR-OUTDOOR FAMILY OPPORTUNITY A massive 957 m2 allotment (approx.) and extra deep backyard in a quiet central location is the setting for this substantial 4BR and study family residence. Superbly extended and updated allowing for some finishing touches for a fabulous family future.

TICKS ALL THE BOXES ON A DEMANDING WISHLIST Uncompromising in its commitment to quality living, the credentials of this rear 3BR villa unit are set to impress. Offering living and dining areas, renovated kitchen, immaculate bathroom, laundry, central heating, evaporative cooling, alfresco deck & double garage.

Saturday 15th June at 1.00pm Thu 5:15-5:45pm, Sat 12:30-1pm John Levingston 0410 978 144

ESR $770,000-$840,000 Office 9459 5666 | 9497 3222 Brad Pearce 0409 679 414

Auction Inspect Contact

Saturday 15th June at 11.00am Thu 3:30-4pm, Sat 10:30-11am Helen Witchell 0413 741 158

ESR $530,000-$580,000 Office 9497 3222 | 9459 5666 Brad Pearce 0409 679 414

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Auction Inspect Contact

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ROSANNA 14 Leura Avenue

VIEWBANK 79 Castleton Road

CORNER CLASSIC OFFERS FUTURE FLEXIBILITY A highly desirable corner, a peaceful neighbourhood and bright three bedroom accommodation. Harness all three and create a rewarding future with this appealing brick home on 691 m2 approx. Enjoy now, then renovate or build a new home (STCA).

IMMACULATE FAMILY HOME IN THE ZONE Impeccably maintained, you can rest assured knowing that this quality-built 3BR, 2 bathroom home is flawlessly presented, including north-facing rear garden, and generous accommodation on a 652m2 allot. (approx) offering scope to further update.

For Sale Inspect Thu 2:30-3pm, Sat 1-1:30pm Contact Greg Taylor 0409 090 611

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ESR $650,000 Office 9459 5666 | 9497 3222 Brad Pearce 0409 679 414

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Auction Inspect Contact

Saturday 15th June at 12.00pm Thu 5:15-5:45pm, Sat 11:30-12pm Sue Lacey 0412 898 202

Office 9497 3222 | 9459 5666 Brad Pearce 0409 679 414

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HEIDELBERG 1/96 Hawdon Street

EAGLEMONT 1/431 Lower Heidelberg Road

STYLISH & SECURE IN A PREMIER POSITION Contemporary brilliance and a coveted position with outstanding lifestyle and investment prospects define the allure of this 2BR ground-floor apartment. Easy access basement parking, north-facing entertainers´ courtyard, gourmet kitchen and heating/cooling.

STYLISH START TO YOUR EAGLEMONT ERA Enter the enviable environs of Eaglemont with complete confidence as this renovated 3BR, 2 bathroom residence is secluded, secure and set well back on a compact block. Featuring sunny rear entertainment area, brilliant kitchen, heating, cooling and alarm.

Saturday 22nd June at 11.00am Thu 4:30-5pm, Sat 10-10:30am Stewart Oldmeadow 0412 119 277

ESR $460,000-$480,000 Office 9497 3222 | 9459 5666 Damien Carter 0438 850 166

Expressions of Interest by Tue June 18, unless sold prior Inspect Thu 1:30-2pm, Sat 3:45-4:15pm Contact Stewart Oldmeadow 0412 119 277

ESR $580,000-$630,000 Office 9497 3222 | 9459 5666 Peter Scott 0459 223 994

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MACLEOD 3 / 85 Torbay Street

ROSANNA 1/18 Pyalong Avenue

SECLUDED SINGLE-LEVEL EXCLLENCE It´s the quality, style and easy living that shine through with this 3BR (ensuite, WIR) or 2 plus study, 2 bathroom villa unit. Featuring landscaped courtyard garden, deck, living, dining area, kitchen, central heating, A/C, alarm, vacuum and DLUG.

DELIGHTFULLY UP-TO-DATE NEAR PARKLANDS One of the area´s originals updated for quality modern living on a compact block offering solar electricity, garage, 2BRs, study area, stone-finished kitchen/meals, living room (OFP), bathroom, heating/cooling, covered deck and landscaped courtyard.

Auction Inspect Contact

Saturday 15th June at 2.00pm Thu 5:15-5:45pm, Sat 1:30-2pm Brad Pearce 0409 679 414

Office 9459 5666 | 9497 3222 Greg Taylor 0409 090 611

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Auction Inspect Contact

Saturday 22nd June at 11.00am Thu 4:30-5pm, Sat 10-10:30am Brad Pearce 0409 679 414

ESR $400,000-$440,000 Office 9459 5666 | 9497 3222 Greg Taylor 0409 090 611

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VIEWBANK 2/92-94 Winston Road

ROSANNA 131 Ellesmere Parade

PERFECTION, PRIVACY & PEACE OF MIND This modern 3BR, 2 bathroom townhouse enjoys an excellent position with auto gates, video intercom, central heating, A/C, alarm, ducted vacuum, kitchen with European appliances, living, dining, outstanding north-facing deck and alfresco area, auto DLUG.

BIG PICTURE OPPORTUNITY OPPOSITE PARKLAND Big boned and big bodied on a big block opposite Rosanna Parklands, this 3BR classic is bursting with potential for buyers keen to capitalize on the living, location and lifestyle. Instantly enjoy while considering all options. Land 837m2 approx.

Auction Inspect Contact

Saturday 29th June at 1.00pm Thu 2:30-3pm, Sat 10-10:30am John Levingston 0410 978 144

ESR $440,000-$470,000 Office 9459 5666 | 9497 3222 Brad Pearce 0409 679 414

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Saturday 22nd June at 12.00pm Thu 4:30-5pm, Sat 2-2:30pm Greg Taylor 0409 090 611

ESR $640,000-$660,000 Office 9459 5666 | 9497 3222 John Levingston 0410 978 144





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ROSANNA Lot 2, 65 Beetham Parade

ROSANNA 37 Davies Street

COMPACT & QUAINT! A superbly appointed, fully self-contained office of 35 sqm (approx), in a small group of four. Features include two rooms, toilet and kitchen facilities and on-site parking. In close proximity to Rosanna Shopping Village and train station. Monthly tenant.

AFFORDABLE CORNER SITE! Modern air-conditioned building of 45 sqm (approx) with well appointed amenities and all the convenience. Filled with natural light providing an inviting environment and situated in local shopping strip with excellent public parking. Ideal for vast variety of uses. To be sold with Vacant Possession.

Auction Inspect Contact

Friday 14th June at 1.00pm Fri 12.30-1pm Tim Mitchell 0417 339 986

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Office 9497 3222 Paul Evans 0408 144 181

Auction Inspect Contact

Friday 14th June at 2.00pm Fri 1.30-2pm Dietmar Gregory 0422 402 545

Office 9497 3222 Damian Wilson 0414 339 733


FAIRFIELD 10 Abbott Street & 5 McKay Street LAND BANK - WITH AN INCOME! A substantial parcel of land on two titles with two street frontages and an enormous potential for future development. Providing solid income from a well established business. Total land area of 3,215 sqm (approx). Building area of 1,730 sqm (approx). Zoned Industrial 3. Leased until May 2014, with two further options.


Thursday 20th June at 1.00pm


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PRESTON 22-28 Swanston Street PRIME OPPORTUNITY! A truly unique offer to occupy or develop this substantial parcel of land ideally located between Bell Street and Chifley Drive in the tightly held Preston Industrial Estate. Comprising four titles, on a land area of 3,160 (approx), located in an Industrial 3 zone. Tremendous potential to re-develop multiple office/warehouses or substantial landmark building. To be sold with Vacant Possession.


Thursday 27th June at 3.00pm


By Appointment


Tim Mitchell 0417 339 986 Paul Evans 0408 144 181


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