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Apology Concert Hosted by the Healing Foundation, the Apology – Heal Our Past, Build Our Future Together music festival features many of Australia’s best indigenous and non-indigenous musicians. This anniversary concert aims to raise awareness of those victims and families of the stolen generations by offering nation-wide healing programs. The free event will be hosted by singer, songwriter and actor Eddie Perfect and star of The Sapphires Miranda Tapsell. Musicians performing at the free concert include Tim Rogers and Clare Bowditch. ■ February 13, 6-10pm. Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Linlithgow Avenue, Melbourne. www.healingfoundation. org.au/apology-concert

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For a great night out this Valentine’s Day, singer and harpist Alana Conway’s intimate gig is a must. Celebrating the release of her debut album Fields of Gold, Conway’s set will include classic hits such as Sting’s Fields of Gold, and her captivating take on Unchained Melody. ■ February 14, 7.30-9.30pm, Kew Court House, 188 High Street, Kew Tickets \ $35 full, $20 child (under 15), $100 family (2 adults, 2 children) Bookings 9278 4770 or www.hawthornartscentre.com.au

Architecture in Motion Diavolo Dance Theatre presents its thrill-seeking show Architecture in Motion. From graceful ballerinas, to skateboarding stunts, this sensational show will blow your mind. Inspired by city landscapes and designs, the opening sequence

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Diavolo Dance Theatre features a 21st-century galleon. The theatre group, established in 1992, aims to explore the boundaries of dance through images and cinematic narratives. ■ February 5-9. Arts Centre, State Theatre, 100 St Kilda Road, Southbank. Bookings 1300 182 183 or www.artscentremelbourne.com.au FOR THE KIDS Storytime

One of Victoria’s oldest independent bookshop groups invites you and your child to its children’s story time program. The program, for children aged three to four, includes stories and a fun activity. Not only educational, it offers an opportunity to make some new friends. Parents must be present during story time. ■ Every Monday at 11am. Robinsons Bookshop, Greensborough Plaza, Greensborough. For more information 9783 6488 or www.greensboroughplaza.com.au

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CREATIVE Art Classes A broad range of classes is available for children, youth and adults. Children’s classes cater for young people with an interest in science, drama, creative dance, drawing and plenty of other creative activities. Teenagers are able to get involved in courses that include ceramics and cartooning. The adults will also keep busy with botanical illustration,

Japanese Sweet Art For one day only, Minori Baba will present her unique and internationally recognised sweet art, a traditional Japanese art form. Baba is known for her vast creations, from animals to Manga characters, made from a colourful candy-like material. Baba will demonstrate her works and take personalised requests that are available to buy on the day. ■ February 4, 1.30-3pm. 14 Service Street, Hampton. Price: $5 entry. For more information contact 9599 4373 FESTIVAL St Kilda Festival St Kilda Festival is back with a nine-day program bursting with entertainment. Opening the festival is the Yalukit Wilum Ngargee Indigenous Arts and Cultural Festival to be held in the O’Donnell Gardens.

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St Kilda Festival This great start to the program will offer a wide variety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and music. Recognised for its stellar line-ups, the festival presents solo artists and bands including My Piranha, Benny Walker, Art vs Science and Passerine. The festival caters for the youngsters, too, with activities such as a Circus Oz workshop, where kids can learn to juggle, and a children’s fishing workshop for would-be anglers. ■ February 1-9. For more information and to view the program visit www.stkildafestival.com.au MARKETS

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Prahran Market Celebrates the “Year of the Horse” What better way to celebrate 2014’s Chinese New Year than at Prahran Market? Marking the year of the horse, the market is offering activities such as a traditional lion dance, Chinese calligraphy, dumpling demonstrations and live music throughout the day. The younger members of the family are not left out, either, with plenty of

Swinburne Chorale Swinburne Chorale is offering the chance to express your passion for music by being a part of their community singing group. With no auditions, the choir welcomes anyone who can hold a note and has an appreciation for singing. The choir sings a wide variety of songs and meet for rehearsals every Tuesday from 7.30-9.30pm. ■ February 4, St Joseph’s Church, corner of Elgin and Denham streets, Hawthorn. For more information contact 0477 222 215 COMPILED BY CHELSEA CUCINOTTA

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Tennis Open day If you have enjoyed watching the Australian Open this summer and hope to pursue your dream of playing tennis, here’s your chance. Warrandyte Tennis Club is hosting an open day that offers activities and games for all ages, including Hot Shots, Social Play, Cardio Tennis, Targets and Radar Gun. There will also be a barbecue and entertainment. ■ February 2, 9.30am-noon. Warrandyte Tennis Club, Taroona Avenue For more information and inquiries call Tricia on 0418 212 059 warrandytetennisclub.org.au

activities such as dance workshops and face painting on offer. And for the gastronomes among us, ma[rket traders will offer food tastings and exclusive promotions. ■ February 1, 7am- 5pm. Prahran Market, 163 Commercial Road, South Yarra. For more information, see www.prahranmarket.com.au

mono-print, acrylics painting, adults cooking (Malaysian) and fun and functional ceramics. ■ Box Hill Community Arts Centre, 470 Station Street. For more information contact 9895 8888 or www.bhcac.com.au

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ildlife abounds in and around Port Phillip Bay, from Point Lonsdale to Point Nepean – 264 kilometres of fascinating and diverse coastline. Swimming with the dolphins has to be one of life’s great experiences. Like whale-watching, it is exhilarating – and, yes, just a little bit scary (damn those Jaws movies). The bay has a permanent population of bottlenose dolphins and common dolphins that come in from Bass Strait. Cruises operate out of Sorrento and Queenscliff. If you prefer to sightsee from the comfort of the cruise boat, no problem. (Passengers on the Sorrento-Queenscliff ferry regularly see frolicking dolphins and seals, too.) Cruises also take you to the seal “Taj Mahal” known as Chinaman’s Hat, a timber structure off Portsea and Sorrento, and nearby Pope’s Eye (an uncompleted fort) where

Australian fur seals also love to hang out. Pope’s Eye is a popular diving and snorkelling spot. Also fascinating – and popular with local snorkellers – are the beautiful weedy seadragons, which are found only in southern and eastern Australia. These tiny, elegant creatures love piers, so the underwater garden at Rye Pier, the pier and rocks at Portsea, piers at Blairgowrie and Mornington, and Flinders pier in Western Port Bay are ideal snorkelling and diving spots to see them. (You can also see baby seahorses at the Melbourne Aquarium – without getting wet.) The piers are also good for stingray spotting. Rays of all sizes are plentiful in the bay and can be spotted with a little effort; but be wary of their barbs and stay well clear. For the best dive and snorkelling locations around the bay, visit www.peninsuladive.com.au


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In the swim: Cruises will take you to the Chinaman’s Hat, also known as the seal “Taj Mahal”.

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id you know the last shark attack in Melbourne was in March 2012? Don’t panic – it was at the Melbourne Aquarium, where a 40-centimetre shark bit a staff member on the face during feeding time. Anyone brave enough to dive with huge sharks and stingrays in the aquarium’s 2.2-million-litre oceanarium can feel safe knowing these monsters are well fed before you don the wetsuit, and that they prefer much smaller prey. Getting up close with grey nurse, sevengill and sandbar whaler sharks is an experience you won’t forget in a hurry. It may be the only time you’ll ever see a shark in Melbourne waters as these days shark encounters are few and far between in Port Phillip Bay. Potential man-eaters do enter the bay, including the occasional great white (a three-metre juvenile was filmed off Altona in 2011), but the last shark attack in the bay was in 1965 near Station Pier in Port Melbourne. The last fatal attacks were way back in the 1930s, including one at Middle Brighton pier. Regular bay visitors include bronze whalers (February-March), thresher sharks and harmless Port Jacksons, which breed in the bay. If you’re lucky you might see some PJs while snorkelling or diving off Ricketts Point in Beaumaris, Jawbone Marine Sanctuary off Williamstown and nearby Point Cooke Marine Sanctuary. The best chance of a wild shark encounter, if you really want one, is in 30-plus metres of water at Nepean Wall in the Rip, where the sevengill shark hunts in packs looking for stingrays and small sharks. Angel sharks, which for a small shark can have quite an attitude, can be found out at night at Rye Pier hunting crustaceans. \ TERESA MURPHY

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Closer to Melbourne, the marine sanctuaries at you can join a bird-watching tour (visit www. Point Cooke, nearby Jawbone Marine Sanctuary at southbayecoadventures.com). It’s worth doing. Williamstown and Ricketts Point at Beaumaris are But if you’re a true landlubber, cute wildlife is right popular with snorkellers and kayakers, as is beautiful on your doorstep. Visiting Phillip Island to see the Swan Bay at Queenscliff. fairy penguins is almost a rite of passage for The bay’s incredible birdlife is one of its Melburnians, but there’s no need to travel that richest assets and a twitchers’ paradise. far (although it’s always worth a trip). St Kilda it’s just Its coastline and natural and man-made breakwater has its own fairy (or little) penguin a little bit islands are important feeding and breeding colony, where volunteer guides run sunset scary grounds for hundreds of species of local and tours between October and April (visit www. migratory birds, including large colonies of stkildapenguins.com.au). Australasian gannets (that breed at Pope’s Eye), Melbourne Aquarium is home to cheeky black swans, which feed on seagrass at Swan Bay gentoo and mighty king penguins, and Melbourne and Ricketts Point, and the majestic Australian pelican, Zoo has a small population of little penguins if a trek to which breeds on Mud Islands. our glorious bay isn’t possible. Mud Islands, off Sorrento, are among the bay’s But try to explore at least part of it if you can: we’re best-kept secrets, accessible only by boat. South Bay blessed to have such a marine wonderland. \ tmurphy@theweeklyreview.com.au Eco Adventures runs charters from Queenscliff, and occasionally Sorrento, to the islands, where you can be » www.theweeklyreviewbayside.com.au dropped off for a private picnic and nature walk or

Check out www.peninsuladive.com.au for more shark facts and scuba-diving details, including shipwreck dives. For information about swimming with the sharks at Melbourne Aquarium, visit www. melbourneaquarium.com.au. Or you can feed small sharks and rays at the Australian Shark and Ray Centre in Dandenong South; details: www.ozsharkandray.com.au JANUARY 29, 2014 \ The weekly review 7


the perfect spread picnics \ Lisa Higginson scours Melbourne’s fine food stores to create the ultimate alfresco feast

(Scott McNaughton)

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aving been born and raised in a small north-west unearthing foods that are just that little bit special. This corner of England, I’ve had a somewhat turbulent means giving the supermarket deli a miss in favour of relationship with picnics. Melbourne’s abundance of fine food stores that offer The idea of packing a basket full of my favourite artisan produce from across Australia and the world. food and finding a grassy hill on which to enjoy it as After a recent saunter around several of my favourite the hours whiled away always appealed to me. But the shops and delis, my basket was brimming with delicious reality was usually far less idyllic, often involving an morsels that came together to make the perfect picnic. aggressive outpouring of precipitation followed by a race Here is what I found: to reunite the Tupperware boxes with their lids and a mad scramble to save the sausage rolls from a certain Cheese \ Milk the Cow watery death. St Kilda » www.milkthecow.com.au Since moving to Australia three years the fun is ago, I’ve relished making up for all those in sourcing The passionate cheese heads at Milk washed-out picnics. each the Cow never fail to pluck an excellent My alfresco feasts have come in various component recommendation from their counter. For styles and sizes , with everything from a great picnic cheese, venue manager Laura Vietnamese rice-paper rolls to salads of Lown doesn’t hesitate in suggesting the Woodside fig, prosciutto and parmesan on the menu. Manon from South Australia ($15 each T/A). Made I’ve even strategically piled blinis laden with with local goats milk, the smooth cheese is blended with homemade gravlax into plastic boxes, carted around organic garlic and black pepper then wrapped in vine the components for pulled-lamb wraps and produced a leaves to create an “elegant” chèvre. portable appetiser of homemade pork scratchings – all For a contrasting hard cheese, Lown hails the Queso in search of the ultimate picnic experience. Mahon from Menorca ($11/100g T/A) as “perfect”. The But what I keep going back to time and again is the cow’s milk cheese is ripened on wooden shelves for up simple fare – cheese, fresh bread, charcuterie and a to three months and the rind rubbed with olive oil and well-suited drink to wash it all down. If the produce is paprika. The result is a mild, buttery flavour with a first-rate, you need little else to create a stunning picnic. subtle sharpness. The fun is in sourcing each component and

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aul Kelly spent 13 hours on a bus to get from St Kilda to Kings Cross, but his interstate trip leaves him pining for his Melbourne home. All the musician wants, he sings in his famous song about that journey, is to “see the sun go down from St Kilda Esplanade”, a beloved vista for any Melburnian. There’s something warmly satisfying about recognising a suburban street in a song’s lyrics, a house from a television series or having your local pub named in a novel. There’s a sense of understanding that cannot be surpassed when you can not only relate to a character’s feeling of joy but when you, too, have had that same experience in that very street. Although there may not be as many literary references about Melbourne as there are for London, Tokyo or New York, there’s still a sizeable array of authors, writers and artists who have immortalised the Victorian capital. Familiar settings can often help tell the story. Sarah Watt’s 2009 dark comedy My Year Without Sex introduces us to Natalie, a mother of two who must abstain from sex with her loving husband after a brain aneurysm. It is the complex story of a family’s struggle with pain and mortality, relatable against the backdrop of Melbourne’s grungy inner-western suburbs of Footscray, Yarraville and Altona. The setting is familiar – we know those graffitied walls and ageing shopfronts – and it gives us a little more insight into the characters. Christos Tsiolkas’s 2008 novel, and later ABC television series, The Slap does the same. The story begins with the “incident” where Harry slaps Rosie’s four-year-old son during a game of backyard cricket. Tsiolkas tells the story from the point of view of his main characters, with each described according to their

views, beliefs and a geographical reference. Harry and his wife Sandi battling in their Brighton mansion, Rosie and her husband Gary in their rambling inner-northern suburbs terrace house. One can imagine that Rosie and Gary live in the same part of Melbourne, albeit gentrified, where Helen Garner’s Monkey Grip protagonist Nora fell in love with unstable junkie Javo in the 1970s. But while some references are subtle reminders of places we know and love, others explicitly pay homage to streets, houses and venues, turning them from suburban haunts to “stars” in their own right. Just about any Melburnian could tell you that Pin Oak Court, in Vermont South, is Neighbours’ original Ramsay Street.

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Culture \ Melbourne’s streets play a starring role in songs, books and on film, writes Bridget fitzgerald

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Beloved Melbourne band Skyhooks sang about Balwyn just a tram ride away from the lawn bowls on the No. Calling, Toorak Cowboy and “pizza places 79 down Chapel Street, you would find the St Kilda and spaced out faces” in Carlton (Lygon haunts of Secret Life of Us 20-somethings at 14a Street Limbo). Acland Street and 22a The Esplanade. They’d be Graeme Simsion’s debut novel The Rosie hanging out on the rooftop having a barbecue these Project could also act as a guide around with a view of the Palais Theatre. Carlton’s back streets, with references to No matter how mundane or suburban places we the University (of Melbourne) and Jimmy your corner of the city may seem, there has hold dear Watson’s Wine Bar. While on Melbourne’s probably been someone, somewhere, who has south side, lawn bowls had never seemed so turned it into a lyric, a film scene or a paragraph cool until Mick Molloy turned up at Cityside in a book. These places we hold dear have been Bowling Club – aka Windsor’s Melbourne Bowling immortalised for another local or a stranger to get Club – where inner-city parking was complimentary to know and love. \ bfitzgerald@theweeklyreview.com.au and the beer was cheap (Crackerjack). And, of course,

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t ain’t rocket science, but Lachlan Thompson’s new job has endless possibilities. After a lifetime of exploring the world of science, Thompson will ponder even bigger questions as an Anglican deacon. And he is certain the two roles can co-exist. Thompson, 61, will combine his RMIT professorship with his pastoral duties. “I’ll be a rocket scientist Monday to Friday, five days a week, and Sunday I’ll be ‘priesting’,” he says. “I guess that makes me the Rocket Rev.” As a child of the 1960s, Thompson was fascinated by science and religion. Growing up near Essendon Airport, he could identify plane types by their engine noise. The space race was also unfolding around him. When he was five, Thompson watched the Melbourne night sky as the USSR’s Sputnik 1 orbited the earth to broadcast radio pulses. “I remember dad picking me up and pointing to the sky,” he says. “It was a silver dot.” Thompson’s late father, Arthur, worked for CSIRO and showed him grainy 35mm footage of the new Parkes radio telescope. When Thompson was seven, they built their own. “I remember helping him grind the mirror on the kitchen table,” he says. “It took weeks and weeks. We’ve still got that telescope to this day.” With his father, late mother Myrtle and younger brother Robert, now a computer-security expert, Thompson attended the local Presbyterian church and later the Anglican church through a youth group. After watching the first moon landing in 1969, Thompson worked as a technical officer with the federal government’s Aeronautical Research Laboratories with the late Dr David Warren, who invented the aeroplane black box flight recorder. Thompson then studied aeronautical engineering at university and returned to work on missiles and planes such as the Nomad and Jindivik. “I did the aerodynamic design in an anti-missile or missile defence system … called Nulka,” he says.

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After 15 years with the government, Thompson joined RMIT as an academic, teaching and returning periodically to the industry. Since the late 1970s he has taught countless students and supervised projects such as Glen Waverley Secondary Collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s groundbreaking Spiders in Space. After winning an Australian competition, the project aimed to see how spiders wove webs in space, but they died with the crew when the space shuttle Columbia tragically exploded in 2003. Thompson and the students continued their work, expanding it to include bees. He has also taken students to the International Space Olympics in Moscow, where two teenage girls from Melbourne â&#x20AC;&#x201C; who were on the verge of dropping out of school â&#x20AC;&#x201C; became the first winners from outside Russia for their work on how blood clots are affected by different atmospheric conditions.

me that Australia is going to become irrelevant in the space-technology field,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need â&#x20AC;Ś to become an intellectual-property developer.â&#x20AC;? Over the years Thompsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s religious faith has been tested, not by government priorities or failed experiments but by the Vietnam War, the loss of his first child, Katherine, to leukaemia as an infant, and two friends dying in hang-gliding accidents within months of each other. But his faith survived, and Thompson recently completed a graduate diploma in theology. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I worked out that â&#x20AC;Ś if God intervened and actually changed things for people, you would end up in a world of absolute chaos,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It would always be completely turned upside down. God basically doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t intervene. The biggest intervention was Jesus Christ.â&#x20AC;? Thompson has also reconciled science and religion. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You can â&#x20AC;Ś worship God and you can enjoy that

Aiming high: Lachlan Thompson with the 11.5-metre rocket he is building with RMIT students. (Chris Hopkins)

â&#x20AC;&#x153;iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be a rocket scientist monday to friday, five days a week, and sunday iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;priestingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Over the past five years, Thompson has worked with RMIT students to build a space rocket they hope to launch, carrying a satellite, within 10 years. The 11.5-metre rocket, which students work on as part of their course, is at RMITâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bundoora campus. The goal is to have it orbit the earth at 250 kilometres. It would be the first Australian satellite launch since the federal government launched a purchased satellite in 1967. Australia has achieved very little in the field since. This disappoints Thompson, who says countries such as Canada have experienced the economic benefits of space programs by selling spin-off technology such as robotics. Given recent federal government cuts to the CSIRO, Thompson says Australia is way behind. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It concerns

relationship and you can be a successful scientist and a successful engineer,â&#x20AC;? he says. Once ordained on February 1, Thompson will do just that. He has had nothing but support from colleagues, sons Stuart, 30, a computer engineer, and David, 28, who writes computer games, and his second wife, Annie. As a deacon, he will lead services and preach sermons at St Thomas Upper Ferntree Gully on Sundays, assisting priest Raffaella Pilz with communion. He hopes to be ordained, and plans to wear his clerical collar to work and counsel colleagues and students if needed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a chance to basically enjoy and celebrate oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Christianity; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fantastic,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a real buzz.â&#x20AC;? \ ccritchley@theweeklyreview.com.au

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he most chilling sound of young Bobby Maguire’s “I think I probably just blocked it out,” he says childhood was his father’s heavy footfall on now. “But I do remember the only time my father the front doorstep, followed by the scratch of a communicated with me. He’d been away and when he fumbled key in the lock as he stumbled home from yet came home, he beat me with his belt. He was always a another drunken evening at the pub. bad drunk and that’s the only time I can ever remember The family would hold their breath in fear, waiting him taking any notice of me.” to see just who would walk in. Sometimes it would Yet Jim, eight years older, recalls those times as if they be his dad in a genial mood, animated with ale and happened yesterday. conversation, telling jokes, singing songs, reciting “He would think nothing of giving our mother a passages from Shakespeare and recounting backhander,” he says. “Mum would be holding funny anecdotes from his years spent at sea. her hands to her face and to her nose, and More often, it would be a dark, smouldering she’d be all bloody. He was a total drunkard, a summer stranger who didn’t want to know his kids mongrel drunk and a bully. And he’d wake up and could, with his temper on a hair-trigger, the next morning and reckon everything was reading explode into violence at any moment. tra-la-la, as if nothing had ever happened.” It was their mum who was his usual target Their mother tried to hide her injuries as best and she regularly endured savage beatings. she could, although doubtless the neighbours The four children would cower in terror as their knew exactly what was going on. father lashed out in an alcoholic rage, frequently But this was Australia in the late 1930s, and they all leaving his wife cut, bloodied and bruised. Even today, had enough problems of their own to worry about. three-quarters of a century later, Bobby’s older brother In the small working-class suburb of Thornbury, Jim can still picture the handprints of blood left smeared 7 kilometres north-east of Melbourne’s CBD, most on the walls as she struggled to get away from him and people were having to battle to get by. The memory of out of the sight of the children. World War I, in which 16, 000 of their fellow Victorians At other times, their eldest sibling, Eileen, found were killed, cast a dark shadow over the city, while herself on the wrong side of his fists, but Bobby, the baby the Great Depression that followed at the end of the of the family, has few memories of any of that. ’20s had sent demand for wool and wheat exports

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ELTHAM \ 9 ARCADIA WAY

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hese quiet, hilly residential streets of Research are not always as they seem. From the street, this five-bedroom, architect-designed house appears to be an attractive family prospect with designer edge. There is little indication it is a large two-storey residence with no less than five living areas on park-like grounds of about 1600 square metres. The deep, sloped block accommodates a lower ground floor that has been extended since the house was built in 1990. Expansive grounds at the rear have been developed to incorporate multiple decks over two levels and an established terraced garden where towering pines create a private, leafy sanctuary. The peaked triangular forms of the façade are a design feature throughout the house. High ceilings with interesting bulkheads, large multipaned windows and pitched triangular clerestory windows still work well with the updated contemporary interiors here. On entry, a pitched atrium ceiling creates a bright, inviting space. The north-facing front rooms include a large lounge with open fireplace and a carpeted formal dining room. A central family room is accessed through glass french doors and a second set of french doors at the other end leads to a rear terrace. With air-conditioning, ceiling fans and a contemporary taupe-and-cream colour scheme, this is a great family space with easy indoor/outdoor living. A more informal kitchen, meals and living space also accesses the terrace. The large, tiled space has stainless-steel appliances, a pantry and big island/breakfast bench. The elevated undercover terrace is large enough for entertaining en masse. From this rear of ground-floor perspective, however, one can see that there is more than one outdoor entertainment option available. The lower ground floor also extends out to its own terrace. With easy accessibility from deck to deck and inside to out, as well as a mains gas barbecue, entertaining couldn’t be easier. Multiple, concurrent parties are even a possibility if kids and parents want to go their own way. A large rumpus room on the lower ground floor opens out to the lower deck. With a wet bar and an adjoining home theatre room, this set-up could be the envy of all teenagers. A built-in speaker system runs throughout the interior and exterior of the house, so this professional theatre fit-out is not surprising. There are three bedrooms with built-in wardrobes on this lower level, as well as two bathrooms and a study. The rumpus room extension was made with dual occupancy in mind and there is certainly plenty of space to create a self-contained annex for extended family living, for example. There are two bedrooms on the ground floor, including the main bedroom. With a great rear-facing position, large windows take advantage of the green views. Like the rest of the house, it has been updated for comfort with ceiling fans and air-conditioning, as well as mirrored built-in wardrobes, a walk-in wardrobe and an en suite. For style and amenity, nothing is left wanting at this property. A rear right-of-way at the bottom of the garden and a front double carport add convenience, as does the location. With many schools to choose from in this area, Eltham College is walking distance, buses to Eltham station are nearby for those who want to travel further afield and Research Park is over the back fence. \ EMMA HOUGHTON property@theweeklyreview.com.au

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Morrison Kleeman \ 9717 8780

Price \ $615,000

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With four living zones, this two-storey, brick-veneer house keeps family members together – and apart. Adults can entertain in the carpeted, open-plan dining and living room, while kids play upstairs in the rumpus area that separates the main bedroom – with en suite, walk-in wardrobe and city views – from three other bedrooms and the main bathroom. Families can gather downstairs in an area where living areas meet in a clever, open-plan design joining the kitchen, family and meals area and home theatre room. The latter two spaces are on a corner, with doors opening to an undercover, outdoor dining area leading to a garden where railway sleepers are used as retaining walls. A water feature tinkles on the rear, upper, terrace. Only two years old, this Henley Homes property has an alarm system, intercom, evaporative cooling, ducted cooling and heating, remote-controlled garage and a kitchen with such features as Caesarstone benchtops, stainless-steel appliances and glass splashbacks. \ SUE HEWITT

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MACLEOD \ 14 MANOR GREEN Built by its owners three years ago, this modern house offers living and entertainment areas, plus uninterrupted parkland views from almost every room. Positioned at the end of a private road, the property is private and comfortable. A neutral colour scheme, square-set ceilings and charcoal-coloured carpet are features of the contemporary interior. A carpeted home theatre, with a fireplace, is off the hallway. Opposite is the formal dining area, which has a creative feature wall and looks out to a courtyard with a water feature. The open-plan living area is where all the action happens. The kitchen has a quartz benchtop, De Dietrich appliances and a scullery. It offers views of the covered outdoor entertainment area. The pool provides the ideal backdrop when dining outside. The main suite is upstairs and has an en suite with feature wall and bathtub and two walk-in wardrobes; one could double as a dressing room. Two other bedrooms, with walk-in wardrobes, share a bathroom. The fourth bedroom has an en suite. Also upstairs, a large retreat opens onto a private balcony. A fifth bedroom, downstairs and off the entrance, has a walk-in wardrobe and its own bathroom – a perfect guest room. Set in the Springthorpe Estate, the house is close to the country club and La Trobe University. \ BIANCA VILLAROSA

postcode

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Price \ $1.1 million

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Buckingham & Company \ 9435 0999

Price \ $430,000 +

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Barry Plant Eltham 9431 1222 2

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55 Buckingham Drive, Heidelberg ................................................................. Price: $760,000 - $830,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday February 22 at 2pm ................................................................. OFI Thur 2.30-3pm; Sat 11-11.30am .................................................................

5/10 Maskell Crescent, Lower Plenty ................................................................. Price: $380,000 - $420,000 ................................................................. Sale by Negotiation ................................................................. OFI Sat 10-10.30am .................................................................

Directly opposite the historic Banyule Homestead in the Viewbank College zone, this house has been enjoyed by just one family. Set on 650sqm (approx).

At the rear of the development, this tastefully presented townhouse features two large bedrooms, separate bathrooms, lounge/dining, kitchen and study nook.

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Let's eat lunch @ Lower Plenty Hotel, 4 Main Road Let's eat dinner @ Suwan Thai Restaurant, 63 Main Road Let's drink coffee @ Lunch & Latte, 93 Main Road

Auction \ February 15 at 2pm

This two-bedroom unit at the front of a subdivided block has a well-presented, rendered single-storey façade with a small front garden. A five-year-old renovation postcode has created bright and fresh interiors while retaining period detail. A central entry hall divides the house into sleeping and living quarters. The two bedrooms with built-in wardrobes line the east wall. With taupe carpet, plantation shutters and the original 1960s cornices and high ceilings, the contemporary aesthetic has been successfully matched with original features. This is also the case in the bathroom, which has been updated yet retains its original casement windows and mirrored cabinet. The west side of the house is devoted to an open-plan living, meals and kitchen area. Glossy floorboards enliven this space, which has more plantation shutters. Plenty of white kitchen cabinetry, stainless-steel appliances and a glass splashback provide modern convenience that complements a warm, homey feel. A low-maintenance rear courtyard and open single-car garage are out the back. \

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VIEWBANK \ 3 DUNLUCE COURT Set in a quiet court, this house has plenty of room the whole family can enjoy. The large lounge, with its pale pink carpet and a fireplace, is off the tiled entrance. It steps down to the formal dining area, perfect for hosting special occasions. The informal living zone is the hub of the house. The kitchen, with lots of cupboard space, granite benchtops and St George appliances, overlooks the meals space, which looks out onto the surrounding suburbs. The family area opens to the peaceful rear garden, where trees line the fence. There’s a pergola where you can relax with friends on warmer nights and plenty of space for the kids to play. If they need more room, the Banyule Native Gardens are at the end of the court. Back inside, a games room is another spot to entertain. It’s plumbed for a wet bar and faces the front garden. Alternatively, downstairs is another living area, which would make a great teen retreat – or could serve as a large home office. Four bedrooms are upstairs. The main has an en suite with double vanity, plenty of wardrobe space and a retreat. Three more bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and share a bathroom with a spa bath. A study downstairs can be set up as a fifth bedroom if required. \ BIANCA VILLAROSA

postcode

3084

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Price \ $820,000 – $880,000

Auction \ February 15 at 11am

ROSANNA \ 1/308 LOWER PLENTY ROAD POSTCODE

3094

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3/19 Karingal Drive, Montmorency ................................................................. Price: $540,000 + ................................................................. EOI Closing February 11 at 5pm ................................................................. OFI Sat 3.30-4pm .................................................................

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Barry Plant \ 9459 8111

Price \ $490,000 – $540,000

Auction \ February 15 at 11am

Hidden behind a busy intersection, this attractive red-brick family house is a bit of an enigma. Deceptively large with an unusual floor plan, it sits on nearly 750 square metres. Surprisingly, it is the first subdivision of three properties with a shared driveway. The solid double-brick structure is impressive and there is plenty of scope for updating or extending. The main front entry with access through the large front garden has an elevated porch leading into a central hall. A large carpeted west-facing lounge flows through to an updated kitchen and meals room with plenty of cupboard space. Two bedrooms on the east side are separated by the first family bathroom. A rear sunroom is attached to the second bathroom and leads to a south-facing paved patio. Another family room can be made of the former kitchen that has its own side entry and the largest third bedroom is away from the action at the far south end. The elevated site allows for an under-house storage room or workshop space. A lock-up double garage is also on the property. \ EMMA HOUGHTON

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In a boutique group, this contemporary tri-level residence successfully combines generous indoor/outdoor spaces, modern comfort and a low-maintenance lifestyle.

A superbly established, self-sustainable sanctuary on a 711sqm orchard garden allotment (approx) with living, dining, family rooms and new air-conditioner.

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MONTMORENCY 12 Airlie Road This one is B.I.G! - Countless Possibilities This vast 1666m2 (approx) allotment with city views presents a world of opportunities, featuring two dwellings and a huge shed complex that would cater for caravans, boats, or even buses! Imagine drawing two rentals from one property, or a multi-unit redevelopment (STCA), or a site for your dream home or homes with room still for a swimming pool, tennis court and more. The main residence includes four bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen/meals and lounge/dining, while the unit enjoys good-sized kitchen/meals/living zone, two bedrooms and bathroom/laundry. With easy access to Lower Plenty shops, schools, parklands, Montmorency Village, train and bus - act quickly! 22 The weekly review \ JANUARY 29, 2014

Tue 25th February at 6:00pm (unless sold prior) PRICE GUIDE

$900,000 - $990,000

INSPECT

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

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Tom Kurtschenko 0417 502 944 Aaron Silluzio 0401 422 299 Eltham Office 9431 1222

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MONTMORENCY 1 / 124 Grand Boulevard More Than Just A View Offering cleverly zoned living and verdant outlooks, this two-storey home boasts an effortless floorplan where space and style are paramount. Suited to a family with teenagers due to the great accommodation options, this attractive residence has no body corporate and boasts an impressive street frontage. There are bright living areas, good-sized bedrooms, elevated entertainer´s deck, open alfresco and a back yard ready for summer living and entertaining, with a sparkling pool and poolside deck, all set within walking distance to shops, medical centre, parks, buses and Eltham High School.

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MONTMORENCY 154 Reichelt Avenue Size and Location - A Great Family Combination! Immense size, a sensible floorplan, designer kitchen, plus a brilliant, quiet location that´s just 5 minutes walk from the Were Street shops, train station, and numerous schools - all combine to offer a great family home! Internally the residence comprises 5 bedrooms (main with walk-in-robe and en-suite), study, family bathroom, kitchen/meals area, large living room and a separate rumpus. Externally, a peaceful outdoor space will allow you to relax and unwind in your private back yard. Features include a beautiful kitchen with stone bench tops and European appliances, ducted heating, evaporative cooling, double carport and two toolsheds.

5 Tue 18th February at 6:00pm (unless sold prior) PRICE GUIDE

$630,000 - $680,000

INSPECT

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

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

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GREENSBOROUGH 23 Manatunga Circuit Start 2014 Off On The Right Foot! On a generous allotment of approximately 758m2 and offering a quiet and highly desirable location, this wonderful BV residence provides the perfect opportunity for any home buyer or investor looking to make a start in the Melbourne property market. With three good-sized bedrooms, separate living and dining and ample storage throughout, this functional home caters for couples as well as young families looking for room to grow. This inviting property also provides both an outdoor decking area offering a secluded bushland environment, as well as a front courtyard perfect for barbecues and outdoor entertaining.

3 Saturday 15th February at 11:00am PRICE GUIDE

$400,000 - $440,000

INSPECT

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ELTHAM 2 Cloud Court

So Much Space - Endless Possibilities In a wonderfully elevated court with a gently sloping 1061m2 (approx) block, this substantial 35 sq. (approx.) family home with ornate plasterwork and timber floors includes lounge (gas log fire) and vast kitchen/meals/living zone.

Saturday 15th February at 2:30pm INSPECT CONTACT

Thur 6:00 - 6:30pm & Sat 11:00 - 11:30am Photo ID required Tom Kurtschenko 0417 502 944 Jo Bolton 0433 858 996

Eltham 9431 1222 1022 Main Road

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Ivanhoe 9499 7992

153 Upper Heidelberg Road

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ROSANNA 4 / 3 Lower Plenty Road

Attractive, Convenient and Affordable Living Move straight into this comfortably contemporary style single level unit and enjoy a lifestyle of supreme convenience. Features include open plan living/ dining, kitchen (s/steel appliances), central bathroom and decked courtyard.

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

Rosanna 9459 8111 131 Lower Plenty Road

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$340,000 - $370,000 Thur 4:15 - 4:45pm & Sat 12:15 - 12:45pm 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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NUTFIELD 156 Bannons Lane North History, Charm & Supreme privacy - On 20 Idyllic acres (approx.)! What a lifestyle! Meander down the long, private driveway, past lilly ponds, an orchard, and beautiful gardens with rolling lawns to this; A stunning character filled mud brick homestead (origins dating to Circa 1912), set on approximately 20 acres of quality pasture that´s perfect for equestrian pursuits, viticulture, hobby farming or to simply enjoy! Improvements to the property include, a mÊnage, stables, day yard, shedding and car accommodation for 6 cars, a large veggie garden and an enormous dam feeding the watering systems for the 3 acre orchard. Superbly located the property is less than 10 minutes drive from the train station, multiple shopping centers, and some of the best private and public schools in Victoria. Call now and seize this opportunity today!

Diamond Creek 9438 1133 62c Main Hurstbridge Road

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

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Saturday 12.30 - 1.00pm Photo ID required

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Peter Koiker 0418 382 959 Aaron Yeats 0400 067 024

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H’BERG HEIGHTS Rear 102 Bell St Avail NOW $300PW 2BR, PBs, c/yard & OSP. Contact Steven PLENTY 68 Memorial Drive Avail 1 Feb $300PW 4BR, conarra wood fire, A/C & lounge/dining. Contact Jess G’BOROUGH 1/15 Charles St Avail 25 Jan $330PW 3BR, BIRs, evap cooling & double garage. Contact Di DOREEN 127 Painted Hills Rd Avail 31 Jan $330PW 3BR, 2 living zones & s/s appl. Contact Amanda $340PW IVANHOE 56 Jellicoe Street Avail NOW 2BR, dining/3rd BR & single garage. Contact Belinda MACLEOD 1/28 Ferguson Street Avail 22 Jan $350PW 3BR, PBs, A/C & alarm. No Pets. Contact Jess BELLFIELD 131 Liberty Parade Avail NOW $350PW 2BR & bungalow, A/C & laundry. Contact Belinda LALOR 2 Nancye Drive Avail NOW $355PW 3BR, A/C, PBs & single garage. Lawns incl. Contact Sarah H’BERG WEST 18 Pacific Drive Avail NOW $360PW Renov 3 BR, PBs, s/sys, powder rm & garage. Contact Julie H’BERG HEIGHTS 1/144 Porter Rd Avail NOW $360PW Renov 3BR, new carpet, FBs & OSP. Contact Jess RESERVOIR 3/811 Plenty Road Avail NOW $365PW 3BR, kit/meals, laundry, D/H & single garage. Contact Di ALPHINGTON 4/14 Yarralea St Avail 29 Jan $370PW 2BR, A/C, s/s appl, PBs, laundry & OSP. Contact Julie DOREEN 43 Merredin Cct Avail 10 Feb $375PW 4BR, PBs, D/Vac, cooling & double garage. Contact Amanda

BELLFIELD 2/123 Liberty Parade Avail NOW $380PW 2BR, powder rm, cooling, single garage & shed. Contact Steven H’BERG HEIGHTS 2/33 James Street Avail 24 Feb $430PW 3BR, D/W, evap cooling & dble garage. No Pets. Contact Meaghan G’BOROUGH 7/110 St Helena Rd Avail 23 Jan $450PW Dble storey 3BR, ensuite, A/C & double garage. Contact Bill BUNDOORA 207/26 Copernicus Cres Avail NOW $450PW 3BR, s/s appl, heating/cooling & carport. Contact Belinda G’BOROUGH 36 Paterson Cres Avail NOW $480PW 4BR, evap cooling & dble garage. No pets, lawns incl. Contact Bill H’BERG HEIGHTS 4/27 Forster St Avail 20 Feb $480PW 3BR, ensuite, D/W, cooling & double garage. Contact Meaghan ROSANNA 96 Grandview Grove Avail NOW $480PW 3BR, rumpus, cooling, PBs, tank & OSP. Contact Meaghan IVANHOE 1/91 Beatty Street Avail NOW $485PW 2BR, study, cooling, s/s appl & single garage. Contact Steven RESEARCH 4 Pickwood Rise Avail NOW $530PW 4BR, ensuite, study, D/H, cooling & dble garage. Contact Sarah IVANHOE 225 Waterdale Rd Avail 4 Mar $550PW Partially furn 3BR, cooling & dble carport. No Pets. Contact Julie ROSANNA 39B Invermay Gv Avail 14 Feb $650PW 4BR, cooling, s/s appl & double garage. Contact Di DIAMOND CREEK 4 Glen View Crt Avail 20 Jan $680PW 4BR, rumpus, evap cooling, spa & dble garage. Contact Amanda MACLEOD 2 Hendricks Mews Avail NOW $750PW 4BR, study area, evap cooling & double garage. Contact Steven

H´BERG HEIGHTS 1/108 Bell Street Avail NOW $14,000PA 3 offices, approx 80sqm, communal kitchen and ample street parking. Tenant pays 50% electricity. Contact Steven Avail NOW $16,600PA WATSONIA 2A Lambourn Road Office suite, 65sqm (approx), reception, storage, heating/cooling & OSP. Figure incl Outgoings & excludes GST. Contact Steven WATSONIA 2F Lambourn Road Avail NOW $16,668PA Quality (73sqm approx) shop with street frontage, A/C, alarm & ample car parking. Figures excludes GST. Contact Steven MACLEOD 38 Springthorpe Blvd Avail NOW $18,500PA Approx 80sqm shop opposite Springthorpe CC, outdoor area, toilet & parking. Figure excludes GST & Outgoings. Contact Steven ELTHAM 9/950 Main Road Avail NOW $22,000PA First floor (approx 80sqm), 4 offices, reception, meeting rm, & OSP. Figure excludes GST & Outgoings. Contact Steven EAGLEMONT 79 Silverdale Rd Avail NOW $23,500PA Glass front shop, land area 179sqm (approx), Business 1 zoning & OSP x 4. Figure excludes GST & Outgoings. Contact Steven ELTHAM 3/127 Bolton Street Avail NOW $28,455PA Approx 69sqm of 2 quality offices, recept/waiting area, D/H & OSP x 4. Figure excludes GST & Outgoings. Contact Steven

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY OF THE YEAR 2013-AREA AWARDS Di Bryan 0400 911 005

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153 Upper Heidelberg Road

Bill Diamantopoulos 0431 401 720

Rosanna 9459 8111 131 Lower Plenty Road

Steven Haigh 0401 241 070

Amanda Dow 0437 011 495

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Family flexibility with flair Intelligently zoned so that its spaces bring people together as well as providing individual retreats when so desired, this inviting home's elevated open plan living and dining areas precede a large downstairs family room that flows to outdoor entertaining. Four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a study highlight the family friendliness of the accommodation. A double carport puts a convenient finishing touch to a highly attractive picture.

Auction Sat 15 Feb, 10.30 Quoting $480K - $530K View Sat 10:00 - 10:30 Prue Jones 0419 352 439 Luke Piccolo 0412 951 273 Ivanhoe 9499 1276

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SALE BY TENDER Closing Tuesday 25th February at 6.00pm (Unless sold prior)

In neat, original condition, this family home is waiting for you to replenish it with your new memories and good times. This well-loved home in a coveted location would suit a wide range of buyers, from trades people, to home-based businesses, to those in need of plenty of off-street parking. Features: Lounge/dining with OFP; 4 robed bedrooms (main ensuite), 2 bathrooms; Large tradesman’s shed (vehicle access); Drive-thru double carport, parking for van/boat/trailer; With interest rates at an all-time low now has never been a better time to secure your family’s future! Situated on 846m2 (approx) of land this residence is perfect for you to add your personal touch. Don’t miss this one!

INSPECTION SATURDAY 1.00 - 1.30pm

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12:C12 846m2 approx Doug Klueh 0438 844 132 1004 Main Road, Eltham 9439 4022

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Kangaroo Ground 155 Kangaroo Gnd St Andrews Rd Perfect by Day - Brilliant by Night! Overwhelmed by space with a "no expense spared" attitude this extraordinary residence provides a nurturing habitat to raise your family. A multitude of indoor/outdoor living options centre around the resort style pool domain with an additional 2+ bedroom home, self contained home office wing, 600m2 machinery shed and 20 acres of landscaped grounds with spectacular city views.

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This magnificent family home introduces a variety of obtuse and acute angles internally and externally that generate a real visual interest. Sleek and stylish and with a considered blend of form and function, the hub of the home is an open plan kitchen of stone, glass and stainless steel sweeping out to an alfresco precinct, and huge private rear yard complete with heated pool. With multiple living areas, over height garaging for multiple vehicles, workshop and every conceivable luxury, it combines great looks and great comfort within great proportions for great family living.

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Private Sale Inspect Saturday 1:30 - 2pm Contact Graham Morrison 0417 101 997 Contact Tristan Messerle 0438 176 416 Office 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431 2444 Web morrisonkleeman.com.au

Eltham North 50 Warringah Crescent Family Perfection With Proportions To Match

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Saturday 22nd February at 2pm Saturday 1:30 - 2pm Rocco Montanaro 0412 379 171 Sylvia Voelker 0448 103 726 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431 2444 morrisonkleeman.com.au

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Eltham South 16 Fordhams Road Outstanding Opportunity To Enjoy An Eltham South Lifestyle Held by our vendors for over 50 years, and now improved by a four bedroom, two bathroom home they constructed 30 years ago, this 3073m2 property represents one of Eltham South’s most exciting opportunities. Delivering complete privacy and relaxing treetop views, it offers a rare chance for astute buyers to enjoy the peace and tranquility afforded by an extremely private allotment close to the centre of Eltham and to establish themselves in a sought after pocket that´s country quiet, yet city close.

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Private Sale Inspect Saturday 12:30 - 1pm ESR $890,000 - $960,000 Contact Shane Leete 0419 118 302 Contact Graham Morrison 0417 101 997 Office 3/101 Hazel Glen Drive, Doreen 9717 8780 Web propertyinprofile.com.au/16fordhams

Cottles Bridge 170 Mine Road Time To Live The Dream Live in complete peace and quiet in this family home set on 20 glorious lifestyle acres (approx). Within a few minutes of Hurstbridge and an easy commute from the CBD, it offers spacious, light filled, climate controlled interior spaces complementing relaxing deck and a heated pool and spa. •Oversize double carport • Two stables, plus tack room •Mancave/teen retreat under roofline • Huge workshop 90m2 approx, float height doors • 2 paddocks

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Private Sale Inspect Saturday 2:30 - 3pm Contact Christian Marchetti 0400 233 946 Contact Shane Leete 0419 118 302 Office 3/101 Hazel Glen Drive, Doreen 9717 8780 Web morrisonkleeman.com.au

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Eltham 55 Maroong Drive Position Perfect Poolside Paradise This substantial home, tucked away on a generous 984m2 allotment approx in a prestigious Eltham pocket, delivers all the indoor, outside and poolside living you and your family has been looking for! Three expansive living areas complement an elevated deck under an auto vergola overlooking a stunning mosaic tiled heated pool. Set in an expansive paved precinct among landscaped gardens that beckons ’come outside’ to you and your visitors, you can almost forget the rest of the world exists as you relax here with friends and family.

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With living spaces that effortlessly extend out to a choice of peaceful, private outdoor entertaining area´s set in a low maintenance garden oasis, this three bedroom, two bathroom home delivers the ideal environment for an enviable indoor outdoor lifestyle. Just a short walk from the bus, station and the eclectic mix of café´s eateries and boutiques of Were Street, shimmering Redgum flooring, premium carpets, De´Longhi equipped kitchen, and ducted heating, cooling and vacuum underscore an obvious commitment to quality that is sure to impress.

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Private Sale Inspect Saturday 10:30 - 11am ESR $690,000 - $760,000 Contact Lucas Peressini 0458 016 868 Contact Graham Morrison 0417 101 997 Office 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431 2444 Web propertyinprofile.com.au/55maroong

Montmorency 28A Beattie Street Privacy And Serenity In A Location That´s Hard To Beat!

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Saturday 15th February at 12pm Thursday 5:30 - 6pm & Saturday 11:30am - 12pm Marilyn McGibbon 0411 559 088 2/86 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough 9435 7666 propertyinprofile.com.au/28abeattie

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Greensborough 7 Blue Gum Court Family Size Haven In The College Zone Nestled within the coveted St Helena College Zone, and within easy reach of the centre of Greensborough, this three bedroom, two bathroom family home provides an opportunity to embrace a wonderful ambiance and a relaxed lifestyle. Perfectly planned for entertaining and living, the large formal lounge dining combined with the open-plan family living area flowing out to a paved alfresco precinct ensure every entertainment option is covered.

Montmorency 3/19 Karingal Drive Tri Stylish Living Situated in a boutique group this contemporary Tri level residence combines generous indoor outdoor spaces, modern comfort & a low maintenance lifestyle. Located central to both Greensborough & Eltham the home offers an expansive private deck set in lush gardens & anchored by a heated spa complements a deceptively spacious interior where polished timber floors, light filled open plan living overlooked by chefs kitchen featuring stainless steel appliances. Study, 3 bedrooms, double garage with work space/storage, ducted vacuum & alarm enhance an already exceptional property. Expressions Of Interest: Offers Close Tuesday 11th February at 5pm (Unless Sold Prior)

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Saturday 15th February at 2pm Saturday 1:30 - 2pm Tristan Messerle 0438 176 416 Laura Graham 0421 629 003 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431 2444 propertyinprofile.com.au/7bluegum

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IVANHOE EAST 22 Keam Street ENVIABLE ENTERTAINER IN PRIZED PRECINCT Beautifully established garden embraces the light and airy living spaces of this family residence. The tranquil setting offers 4BR, two bathroom family accommodation enhanced by modern appointments and indooroutdoor floorplan fluidity featuring huge alfresco room with BBQ and heated pool/spa. Includes stylish lounge room, family living (OFP) and dining, granite kitchen, evaporative cooling, ducted heating, alarm, decking, fully automated watering system, water tank, workshop/storage and double garage. Land 1147m2 approx.

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Auction

Saturday 15th February at 1.00pm

ESR

$1,250,000-$1,300,000

Inspection

Wed 5:15-5:45pm, Thu 2:30-3pm, Sat 2-2:30pm

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Paul Carbone 0418 541 169 Damien Carter 0438 850 166

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IVANHOE EAST 6 Keam Street CONTEMPORARY FAMILY MASTERPIECE This stunning family residence is perfectly sited amidst a beautiful landscaped garden in a tightly held premium street. Close to excellent schools, the Yarra parklands , shops and transport. Offers 5 bedrooms, or 4 with study, entertainment terrace with huge built in tiled spa, dining, living, meals areas, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s retreat, 2 bathrooms, powder rooms, premium kitchen, gym/office, auto gates to DLUG .

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Saturday 22nd February at 2.00pm

Inspection

Sat 1-1:30pm

Contact

Damien Carter 0438 850 166 James Davis 0405 687 817

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IVANHOE 13 Della Torre Crescent POTENTIAL BY PARKLANDS - GET PLANNING! The presentation of this double-fronted red brick 3BR home may have seen better days though if its position and potential you´re after, you´ve come to right place! Completely comfortable as is, the future looks bright for a comprehensive renovation or striking rebuild (STCA) on 642m2 (approx) in a sought-after Darebin Parklands pocket.

HEIDELBERG 2A Edgar Street FREESTANDING, FLEXIBLE & FILLED WITH LIGHT - OWN TITLE Quality shines throughout the free-flowing, light-filled spaces of this impressive 3BR and study town residence that’s freestanding on a compact landscaped block. Central to shopping, schools, parks, hospitals and transport; including living, lounge and dining areas all opening to sunny entertainment courtyard, modern kitchen, 2 bathrooms (spa), powder room, central heating, evaporative cooling, alarm, remote-control garage and extra car space.

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Auction

Saturday 22nd February at 11.00am

ESR

$800,000-$880,000

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Sat 11-11:30am

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642 m2 approx.

Contact

James Davis 0405 687 817 Helen Witchell 0413 741 158

Office

9497 3222 | 9459 5666

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Saturday 22nd February at 1.00pm

ESR

$570,000-$620,000

Inspection

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

Contact

John Levingston 0410 978 144 Brad Pearce 0409 679 414

Office

9459 5666 | 9497 3222

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HEIDELBERG 55 Buckingham Drive IMMACULATE ONE-OWNER HOME IN THE COLLEGE ZONE Directly opposite historic Banyule Homestead in the Viewbank College zone, this fabulous 3BR and study family residence features private paved rear garden, massive tradesman´s basement garage, formal lounge, family living and dining areas, contemporary stone kitchen, central heating, air-conditioner, alarm and security shutters. Enjoyed by just the one family on a 650m2 allotment (approx).

HEIDELBERG 5 Avoca Street OUTSTANDING FAMILY CREDENTIALS The perfect platform for family enjoyment, this immaculate 4BR, 2 bathroom residence has tastefully evolved to meet changing needs on a 878m2 allotment (approx). Opening to a massive north-facing backyard with pool, featuring home office, rumpus, living room, dining and lounge (OFP) rooms, kitchen/meals with European appliances, auto garage. Close to parklands, Burgundy Street, hospitals, transport and Viewbank College.

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Saturday 22nd February at 2.00pm

ESR

$760,000-$830,000

Inspection

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

Land

650 m2 approx.

Contact

Sue Lacey 0412 898 202 Stewart Oldmeadow 0412 119 277

Office

9497 3222 | 9459 5666

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Saturday 22nd February at 3.00pm

ESR

$780,000-$850,000

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878 m2 approx.

Contact

Paul Carbone 0418 541 169 Brad Pearce 0409 679 414

Office

9459 5666 | 9497 3222

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HEIDELBERG HEIGHTS 3/14 James Street MUCH MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE! A wonderful discovery tucked quietly away to the rear, soak up the year-round sunshine and serenity from this stylish modern 3BR and study townhouse enjoying 2 courtyard gardens. Footsteps to James Reserve and close to Burgundy Street, trains and hospitals; featuring heating, cooling, vacuum, alarm, bath/powder rooms, living and dining, fully-equipped kitchen, attic storage, north-facing entertainment deck and garage.

Auction

Saturday 22nd February at 11.00am

ESR

$520,000-$560,000

Inspection

Thu 4:30-5pm, Sat 11-11:30am

Contact

David Blythe 0413 283 303 Greg Taylor 0409 090 611

Office

9459 5666 | 9497 3222

IVANHOE 11/86 Marshall Street

ROSANNA 6/23 Station Road

EXPAND YOUR HORIZONS IN AN ENVIABLE LOCALE Set sail over summer with a fresh start towards future success in this 1st-floor rear apartment. First time buyers and investors will discover charm and natural light throughout in a coveted locale. North-facing living, heat/cool and car space on title.

SECLUDED & STYLISH INDOOR/OUTDOOR OASIS This secluded light-laden modern townhouse with private garden includes 2BRs, dining room or 3rd BR, fabulous living room, fully-equipped kitchen, powder and bath rooms, a/c, ducted heating, 2 car spaces (carport) and wonderful entertainment area.

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Saturday 8th February at 11.00am Thu 5:15-5:45pm, Sat 10-10:30am James Davis 0405 687 817

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ESR $375,000-$405,000 Office 9497 3222 | 9459 5666 Stewart Oldmeadow 0412 119 277

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Saturday 22nd February at 11.00am Thu 1:30-2pm, Sat 11-11:30am Paul Carbone 0418 541 169

ESR $400,000-$440,000 Office 9459 5666 | 9497 3222 Brad Pearce 0409 679 414

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ROSANNA 13 Haughton Parade SUSTAINABLE SANCTUARY IN THE COLLEGE ZONE Take your fruit from the trees, power from the sun and future happiness from the fabulous lifestyle afforded by this wonderful 3BR home in the Viewbank College zone. A superbly established self-sustainable sanctuary on a 711m2 orchard garden allotment (approx) offering living, dining, family rooms, smart kitchen, new airconditioning, ducted heating, solar electricity / solar hot water, OSP and tradesmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s garage/workshop.

ROSANNA 19 McCrae Road SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE IN A FAMILY LOCALE This terrific 4BR, 2 bathroom residence is superbly situated a short walk to the park banyule Primary & Viewbank College. Nestled on 610m2 (approx) featuring lounge with bar, dining, family room, balcony, large deck, timber kitchen, study nook, ducted heating, air-conditioning, huge workshop, native-inspired gardens and remote-control DLUG

Auction

Saturday 15th February at 11.00am

ESR

$700,000-$770,000

Inspection

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

Contact

Stewart Oldmeadow 0412 119 277 Peter Scott 0459 223 994

Office

9497 3222 | 9459 5666

Auction

Saturday 22nd February at 12.00pm

ESR

$700,000-$750,000

Inspection

Sat 12-12:30pm

Land

610 m2 approx.

Contact

Gordon Whale 0419 335 459 John Levingston 0410 978 144

Office

9497 3222 | 9459 5666

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ROSANNA 28 Bellevue Avenue

Auction

Saturday 22nd February at 12.00pm

PRIZED POTENTIAL IN PREMIUM CENTRAL POSITION Everything is within easy walking distance from this immaculate 3BR red brick residence where classic comfort and perfect potential combine on a 780m2 allotment (approx). Shopping, schools, Rosanna Parklands and train station; theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all just around the corner! Instantly inviting with further scope on an irregular block; including living, dining, functional kitchen, heating, air-conditioner, bungalow/studio and carport.

ESR

$580,000-$630,000

Inspection

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

Land

780 m2 approx.

Contact

Paul Carbone 0418 541 169 Brad Pearce 0409 679 414

Office

9459 5666 | 9497 3222

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VIEWBANK 3 Dunluce Court MORTGAGEE AUCTION - EXPANSIVE LIVING IN THE ZONE! This substantial family residence boasts elevated Banyule Native Gardens views and Viewbank College zoning on an easily-managed garden block. Excellent quality are the hallmarks of this extensive three-level home including four large bedrooms (BIRs; master with WIR, ensuite and sitting area), executive study, office or teen retreat (5th bedroom), games/cinema room, formal lounge (gas fireplace) and dining rooms, family living and meals areas, huge granite kitchen, bath/powder rooms, cellar, entertainment gazebo and garage.

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Auction

Saturday 15th February at 11.00am

ESR

$820,000-$880,000

Inspection

Thu 6-6:30pm, Sat 11-11:30am

Land

658 m2 approx.

Contact

John Levingston 0410 978 144 Brad Pearce 0409 679 414

Office

9459 5666 | 9497 3222

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ROSANNA 2A Jones Crescent

ELTHAM 4 Colric Place

STYLISH DESIGN TO KEEP UP WITH THE JONESES Creating an unparalleled new standard on a convenient crescent, this sensational 2BR freestanding home on compact block boasts a 5-star energy rating in a sophisticated lifestyle package near shopping, parks, schools, hospitals precinct and public transport.

YOUR PLACE, YOUR SPACE, YOUR PEACE & TRANQUILLITY Enjoy a relaxing lifestyle in this superb 3BR, 2 bathroom home. Tucked away at the head of a quiet cul-de-sac, featuring generous accommodation, big backyard (812m2 approx.) and great alfresco area with BBQ. Offering cooling, heating and auto DLUG.

For Sale Inspect Thu 1:30-2pm, Sat 12-12:30pm Contact Greg Taylor 0409 090 611

ESR $500,000-$540,000 Office 9459 5666 | 9497 3222 Paul Carbone 0418 541 169

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ESR $525,000-$545,000 Office 9459 5666 | 9497 3222 David Blythe 0413 283 303

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WATSONIA 271 Grimshaw Street "Just a Stone’s Throw Away" Ideally just a stone’s throw away to Watsonia’s shopping precinct, schools and Watsonia train station sits this fantastic home for any investor or first home buyer. Be greeted upon entry with large sunlit lounge leading through to kitchen and meals area. Furthermore you will find three great sized bedrooms with central bathroom. A host of extras include heating and cooling, polished floor boards and single garage and ample off street car accommodation and large front courtyard. A truly great find in a location offering easy access to all Watsonia has to offer. 1st home buyers and investors - inspections are a must - simply see it!!

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Bundoora 9467 5444 4 / 1177 Plenty Road

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BUNDOORA 3 Balanda Court Everything on offer on 1,200sqm block! If entertaining is what you love,then take advantage of the 3 separate living areas including formal lounge,family & sun-filled conservatory offering a peaceful place to meet while the dining is ideal for any formal gathering.The spacious kitchen opens out to the family & meals area overlooking the brilliant conservatory & peaceful undercover paved setting.Step outside to an impressive alfresco entertaining zone allowing direct access to low maintenance gardens just in time to enjoy that Summer BBQ.All the creature comforts are on offer including full ensuite to main bedroom,3 bedrooms with BIR & study in main house,fully selfcontained bungalow for extended family & guests alike or ideally for your home business & second separate work studio.

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Thursday 30th Jan 6:45-7:15pm Saturday 1st Feb 11:00-11:30am

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BUNDOORA 3/2 Shoalhaven Street Mt Cooper Perfect Start! This four bedroom townhouse offers the perfect set up for the family or first home buyer, or ideal investment property to add to your portfolio. Positioned perfect in prestigious Mt. Cooper estate with short stroll to La Trobe University, trams and shops this quality built home will simply provide the right lifestyle for people on the go. Large open plan with large living area incorporating lounge and dining, modern kitchen with (SS) appliances, gas heating, sliding doors to paved ample sized backyard, double lock up garage with remote and large master bedroom with ensuite. Quality throughout this property represents superb value and just the right start - so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s simply perfect to get in here!

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Thursday 30th Jan 6:45-7:15pm Saturday 1st Feb 2:00-2:30pm Photo ID required

CONTACT

Bundoora 9467 5444 4 / 1177 Plenty Road

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BUNDOORA 8/6 Boadle Road Mt Cooper Lifestyle! Ideally located in the Prestigious Mt Cooper Estate as close as can be to tram and bus stops, La Trobe University, shops, schools and parklands lies this magnificent townhouse with endless lifestyle options. Uniquely designed and comprising of 3 generous size bedrooms with ensuite to master bedroom, large formal lounge, fully equipped modern kitchen with SS appliances with adjacent family meals area. Further features include comforts of heating and cooling, stunning timber floors throughout, high ceilings, large double carport, shutters, alarm system plus much more. First and second home buyers plus investors take note - this one is a keeper!!

3 Saturday 15th February at 1pm INSPECT

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MACLEOD 10 Cade Grove Springthorpe Luxurious Englehart Home ! This extraordinary masterpiece,built by Executive Builders (built by "Englehart Home") is an absolute stunner.High ceilings & glossy tiles provide a sense of light & space which pervades throughout this home. A spacious formal lounge, large study & a beautiful kitchen highlighted by flawless stone bench tops, SS appliances & a striking glass splashback,adjoins the family & meals area & is surrounded by an undercover alfresco,perfect for both formal & informal entertaining. Also provided on the ground floor: a powder room & large laundry.The first floor accommodates a huge rumpus/retreat, 4 huge robed bedrooms; both the master & bedroom 2 enjoying extremely generous proportions, main bedroom with walk-in robe & a large ensuite boasting spa bath.

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Bundoora 9467 5444 4 / 1177 Plenty Road

Thursday 30th Jan 5:00-5:30pm Saturday 1st Feb 10:00-10:30am

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