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his school year starts not only with that strange, like them? I asked this of Martin Culkin, the inspiring uncomfortable feeling of feet that have run bare principal of the reborn Hawthorn Secondary College all summer being slid into hard, leather shoes, but – now Auburn High – who has embarked on the most with an equally uncomfortable demographic reality. ambitious and admirable project: the re-creation of According to a recent Productivity Commission a failing state school as an aspirational, competitive, report, more Australian children than ever are first-class government school. The school was renamed, being educated in private schools, confirming a new uniform created, a new subject base the so-called “drift” away from government established, and all staff reapplied for their jobs. education. (The term public/private is, of Those teachers who could not get on board “you can course, misleading, as all schools in Australia with the ambitious new mission – to be every build the are publicly funded, so I shall use the terms bit as good as the highly regarded independent team you government/independent.) This significant schools in the suburb – were moved on. demographic change is important for many Culkin says he now has the teachers and need” reasons, but the age-old sectarian arguments the leadership team to provide local students don’t interest me: instead, I am concerned with with an excellent education. “You need highly the division that appears to be widening within the effective leadership, strong community engagement,” state-school sector itself between the preferred state says Culkin. “It is a highly competitive market [for schools and all the rest. education].” Culkin likens a school’s reputation to an While house prices rocket in the catchment areas for individual’s fitness: hard won and easily lost. With a exceptional government schools such as McKinnon new name and new uniform and an impressive staff – Secondary College, University High, Balwyn High Culkin says the amount of teaching talent available to and Canterbury Girls’, and as parents battle to get a schools right now “is just awesome” – his project starts first-class education for their children at state-school in earnest, and it is a thrilling thing to hear about. prices, many other government schools languish and I was lucky enough to be educated in a state school suffer by comparison. Here’s a question I have long just like this: a nondescript suburban school led by an wanted answered: what made these schools so good exceptional educator, who in turn inspired a youthful in the first place, and why don’t other schools try to be and enthusiastic staff. I loved my time there and I did

well. I don’t think the school, before or since, was ever as good. It wasn’t about the buildings: it was all about the people who ran it. David Gillespie, the author of Free Schools, a controversial new book that argues that you get no better education for your children by buying a private one than you do at a state school, insists school success is mostly all about the leadership team. He comes from the world of corporate law, so he is hardwired to admire leadership, but his argument is persuasive: an effective, committed principal, school council, senior teacher group and parent body can create a successful school. Culkin clearly agrees with this, and further argues that, despite being in the government sector, you can use the procedures available to you to move the bad teachers on and get the great ones in. It’s not easy, he says, but if you are unwavering, you can build the team you need. Why don’t more government schools do this? Clearly, it is hard work and takes the kind of dedication and ambition that, to continue our corporate parallel, only the best and most successful companies ever have. But when you are in receipt of so much taxpayer money and responsible for the future of so many young people, I wonder why any principal would not want to. \

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corpse with a nasty head wound is chasing peas around his plate with a fork. Sharing the table is actor Craig McLachlan, who has slipped out of character to consume a roast beef lunch with the cast and crew of The Doctor Blake Mysteries. McLachlan, as Ballarat GP Dr Lucien Blake, has had a busy night in forensics, judging by the running sheet for the day’s filming at a Port Melbourne warehouse. There are nine scenes to shoot resulting in just nine minutes of screen time for series two of the ABC TV drama. It’s a slow process to put together 10 episodes but director Pino Amenta seems pleased with the day’s progress. McLachlan slips away to the make-up department while the corpse finishes his meal. They’re scheduled to meet again at the morgue slab after the crew sets up cameras for the next scene. The doctor’s slab is about the only thing McLachlan’s latest work in TV has in common with his upcoming role in the cult stage musical The Rocky Horror Show. McLachlan’s blue eyes sparkle in anticipation of the time warp that is about to transport him from the morgue slab at Dr Blake’s respectable 1950s Ballarat surgery to the experimental science slab in the lab at Dr Frank N. Furter’s creepy castle. McLachlan is reprising the role of pansexual, cross-dressing mad scientist Frank in the 40th anniversary production of The Rocky Horror Show, a role he played in Melbourne 22 years ago. Richard O’Brien’s popular musical has been revamped by British director Christopher Luscombe and has just completed a successful British tour. It began its Australian capital city tour in Brisbane in January and arrives at Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre in April, with McLachlan starring alongside Christie Whelan Browne, Tim Maddren, Ashlea Pyke and Erika Heynatz. McLachlan was at primary school in Sydney, and just starting the guitar lessons that would take him all the way to a pop career, when he first encountered the sexually charged schlock-horror musical inspired by B-grade science fiction movies. “When I was a kid my cousin sneaked me in to see the show – I was way too young to go,” he says. “She was charged with babysitting duty but a girlfriend of hers got Rocky tickets so I saw Reg Livermore as Frank.” McLachlan, 48, last played Frank in 1992 in producer Paul Dainty’s The New Rocky Horror Show. Then in his mid-20s, he says he gleefully donned the stockings, lingerie, stilettos and heavy make-up of transvestite Frank to escape his “golden boy” image, a legacy of years of soapie drama in Neighbours, as gardener Henry Ramsay, and Home and Away as teacher Grant Mitchell. That golden status had been firmly cemented with a coveted gold Logie in 1990 for most popular personality on Australian television for his role in Neighbours. “For better or worse, starting out in this business in Australia in the ’80s – in the golden period of Kylie and Jason – I am living, breathing proof that it was a tough period to come out of and continue in the industry, and in the game of being taken seriously,” McLachlan says. “I thought if there’s any way I can take a step away from a neighbourhood like Erinsborough, there’s no better way to shake things off than to wear stilettos, stockings and little French knickers and be outrageous. I delighted in that.” In 1992, McLachlan shared the Rocky stage with Gina Riley, Peter Rowsthorn, Red Symons, Wilbur Wilde, Stephen Kearney, Linda Nagle, Christopher Kirby and Alyssa-Jane Cook. “We had a brilliant company and cast and it was a shared 6 The weekly review \ FEBRUARY 12, 2014

education for us all. That group was very special,” McLachlan says. “It was all about the excitement of shaking things up – ‘Look at me! I’m in the gear, singing these great rock’n’roll tunes’.” McLachlan recalls a letter to a newspaper expressing outrage that Neighbours’ much-loved Henry had so dramatically switched persona to wear a scanty costume when he was “a role model for our kids”. But as Kerrie Theobald, his publicist of nearly 30 years (since Neighbours), points out, while Frank was certainly a switch in character, McLachlan often appeared shirtless in front of millions of soapie viewers. “He’d often be mowing the lawn shirtless and in his Speedos. He was a very fit young man, so why not?” Theobald says. “People remember Henry with the golden mullet lovingly. Neighbours had a nine million audience reach. It was an absolute phenomenon and top-rated overnight. It was a unique period of history.”

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cLachlan is now enjoying his second wind as a TV star, thanks to the ratings success of The Doctor Blake Mysteries, which is in its second series. The show has been picked up by the BBC in Britain, where Blake’s co-creator, George Adams, was a drama production executive. McLachlan first read a draft script for Blake two years ago. “I connected with it on a few levels … I couldn’t get the damn thing out of my head … but I knew they were looking for a much older Dr Blake,” he says. “I completely got what George Adams was trying to create here, having worked for the BBC and knowing how they go about putting their productions together. I knew what he was doing and I wanted to be a part of it. I wanted the opportunity to age myself and be seen, certainly in Australia, in a more mature light.” McLachlan was in Los Angeles, completing immigration paperwork for a “green card” that would allow him to work in the United States, when his agent emailed him the Blake script and suggested he try for a role. “For years and years the US had been on my mind and friends had been saying to give it a crack while you’re still young enough and, dare I say it, pretty enough – kind of them to say it – and while you’ve still got gas in the tank. I always had a pretty pragmatic view that you couldn’t do that well unless you make a splash in the US market on the back of an Australian hit TV series or film, whether it’s a Muriel’s Wedding or a Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.” McLachlan worked for many years in England, where his 13-year-old son Jacob lives with his mother, actor Charlotte Avery. He had lead roles in West End musicals, including Robert Stigwood’s Grease, and varied TV and film work. He even ice-skated in the British reality celebrity show Dancing on Ice. When he did “give the US a crack” in 2011, he was instantly offered a guest role with NCIS: Los Angeles alongside Chris O’Donnell and LL Cool J. “It was just a wonderful experience,” he says. But he also spent that week of filming in a boat on the bay off Los Angeles squinting into the sun and growing whiskers in an effort to age himself. Then he asked a friend to film his Blake audition on a mobile phone and send it to Adams. McLachlan says he didn’t formally audition for Frank in The Rocky Horror Show. When he figured he could make the show dates work in with his Blake commitments, he met director Christopher Luscombe in Sydney last year.

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“I wanted to go in and meet Chris. If I was going to revisit something very dear to me, I didn’t want to give my energy to it if I didn’t feel it was going to enhance the experience I had already had. “It’s interesting upon reflection; I was in my 20s the first time I did it. Then I approached it with a bucket-load of excitement. It was all about getting the gear on and singing the songs. I identified and nailed the laughs and gags, but beyond that I never examined the text. “I remember chatting to Richard O’Brien about the darker, more tortured side of Frank. He’s right in saying to go back and look at the text. There are things that I purely and simply didn’t get as a younger man … I didn’t have the life experience to know what the author was getting at.” It had been 22 years since McLachlan first read the Rocky script but he says he could instantly recall dialogue for Luscombe and Australian producer John Frost, and did a scene switching voices from Frank to Brad to Janet. “I barked out some tunes, too. It was just riotous, and I knew in my heart Chris and I are on the same page.” Right on cue, sitting at the Blake lunch table, McLachlan switches from genial GP to flirtatious Frank and delivers a dozen lines from Rocky. It’s disconcerting but delightful to hear Blake do Frank. He is always lurking, says McLachlan. “I remember Richard O’Brien saying years ago that once Frank is inside you, you never get him out.” \ lhall@theweeklyreview.com.au » The Rocky Horror Show opens in Melbourne on April 24. www.rockyhorror.com.au » The Doctor Blake Mysteries airs on ABC1, Friday at 8.30pm.

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just managed to get through the whole school holidays without seeing a kids’ movie at the cinema. They went to see plenty. The other adult in this house loves kids’ movies. He loves anime, animation and animals who talk. He also loves having Maltesers and popcorn for lunch, so they caught up with all the new releases, paying outrageously for the privilege. It costs at least $100 to take a family of four to the pics, so I say no, no, no, you guys go, I’d rather save the dosh and fold the washing. And I would. A neat pile of folded washing is infinitely more satisfying for me than a singing Smurf or an animated meatball. I can’t bear the noise of kids’ movies, the roaring dragons and screaming kids with swords. I can’t do fairies or vampires or Scottish accents, and action movies just make me stressed. I can’t bear the other parents because, by week three of the holidays, we all have a whiff of desperation about us. Our faces worn down with requests, our eyes all needy and nap-ready, and we’re holding on to their hands for dear life because no one has the energy to take off after them if they escape. That day has passed. I avoided big days out these holidays as well, for reasons outlined above and because I’ve learnt the hard way. Too many times I’ve set off with high expectations and Vegemite sandwiches for a day at the zoo or museum, only to return home deflated, wretched, wondering why I bothered to explain the intricacies of etymology and the peculiar insides of Phar Lap when all they cared about was who got to sit in the front seat and could they have an icy pole. Multiple in-house play dates and sleepovers were off the list this year, too, despite regular texts from my seven-year-old’s best friend announcing she was

available for a play after 2pm and could she sleep at our house. She was texting from her mum’s phone, of course, because she’s seven, but sometimes I wonder if the texts might actually be from her mum, incognito, because we all need a break sometimes. But I’m not having sleepovers here and I’m not making pancakes at midnight for kids who can’t sleep, or calling parents to collect their sobbing offspring because they’re scared or over-sugared, and I’m sick of worrying about whether it’s OK for the host parent to go to sleep before the kids. In fact, I think sleepovers are outrageously overrated and, deep down, kids know this. It’s not easy trying to nod off in a wrinkled sleeping bag on someone else’s lounge room floor when the birthday kid passed out hours ago and you’re not sure where the loo is. But once you’re on the sleepover juggernaut it’s hard to get off. Sleepovers are like clubbing for primary-school kids and, just like clubbing, it sure can make them cranky and tired for days afterwards. What kids don’t know is that if the parents have been clever enough to organise simultaneous off-site sleepovers for all their kids, home is where the real party is. These holidays we put ambitious plans aside. We spent a lot of time with our legs up on the arms of the couch, eating nectarines, laughing at the dogs, swimming in the blow-up pool and watching whatever was on the TV, which was generally not much. And it wasn’t so bad, really. \ khall@theweeklyreview.com.au

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here’s something just lovely about to hack the cork out of a bottle because you enjoying a glass of wine outdoors. forgot to pack the corkscrew – and cans of It’s not the sunshine and warm air at beer, which are lighter to lug around. this time of year that make it so appealing One of the best innovations in wine to me, but the smell of the wine as a recently is the sparkling screwcap. They breeze blows over the glass, turbocharging come in particularly handy because they the aromatics. can lie flat on a picnic rug – no more We’ve been doing a load of outdoor eating searching for a stable surface. De Bortoli this summer and, for most of 2013, all pioneered the invention a couple of years outdoor drinks were consumed ago, launching it with its Willowglen out of plastic tumblers bought at the kids’ sparkling range. section of Ikea, chosen to survive all the Now, Australia’s biggest-selling sparkling bumps of the bike ride to and from wine, Yellow by Yellowglen, has adopted home in Richmond. the closure. Late last year, I invested in a decent set While screwcaps have all but replaced of acrylic stemware from Plumm and have corks for still wines, there’s little chance cursed not having bought a box long ago. of the same happening universally for Plumm has a range of locally designed sparkling. The pressure inside a bottle of glassware to suit all styles of wine – from traditional méthode champenoise sparkling, aromatic whites to brooding reds – and where a secondary fermentation adds there’s an acrylic version of each that the bubbles in the bottle, is too great matches those made from glass. for the screwcap. “THe cask Despite being a sucker for Most sub-$20 bottles of might just making sure the right glass is used sparkling are made using a cheaper be making a to serve wine at home – pinot noir method, known as charmat, where comeback” simply must be served in a pinot the bubbles are naturally glass at our house – I went for a added in a tank before the wine is universal glass, the Plumm Outdoors bottled. The pressure inside a bottle of red or white, which cost $40 for four. We’re charmat method sparkling is about half that not just using them for wine: they have of the méthode champenoise. become the go-to vessels for negronis and The only thing missing with a sparkling G&Ts. (See www.plumm.com for details.) screwcap is the pop. While I’m happy with my Plumms, there’s Craft beer in cans is another innovation one thing missing in the range: a decanter. we’ve seen in the past year. Richmond I like to decant every red wine and many brewer Mountain Goat put its summer ale whites that are bottled under screwcap, and into cans and there are loads of canned found a decanter in the GoVino range of imports around. Brooklyn Lager in a can outdoor wine glasses. The GoVino glasses is a current favourite. are all stemless, with a low centre of gravity; Remember where you heard this first – just perfect for people like me who are prone the cask might just be making a comeback. to knocking tall glasses all over picnic rugs. Yalumba has released a range of cask (Check out www.wineonthego.com.au wines under the Winesmith label, and the for details.) chardonnay and tempranillo (there’s also a I’m sure I’m not the only person who looks pinot grigio and shiraz) are smart wines at for convenience when drinking outdoors, $19 for two litres. \ bthomas@theweeklyreview.com.au especially at picnics. For me, convenience means bottles with screwcaps and casks – Follow Ben on Twitter @senorthomas there’s nothing more humiliating than trying

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t’s only February and new cookbooks are a bit thin on the What connects these cooks? A natural, homespun kind ground. But we are going out early and making a bold of coolness. The book’s kinfolk range from Brooklyn florist prediction: 2014 will be the year of the food blogger. Ariel Dearie to Oregon singer-songwriter Alela Diane We mean no disrespect to the TV celebrity-chef-asMenig, Danish advertising executive Mikkel Lippmann, cookbook-author formula; Jamie, Nigella, Rick Stein, New York baking blogger Lillie Auld, and British Maggie Beer and the like still hold massive industry clout. restaurateur Sam Wylde. For recipes and for sheer reading But in recent months we have seen customers embrace enjoyment, The Kinfolk Table is already one of our favourite books that have emerged from little-known food cookbooks for 2014. bloggers, websites and online magazines. When it was first released in October 2012, The These are For the Instagram generation, these are the Smitten Kitchen shot to No. 2 on The New York culinary voices that matter. Many of the bloggers the culinary Times’ bestseller list. Its creator, Deb Perelman, are self-taught cooks. They are fearless when faced based the book around her thriving blog of the voices that with a duck that needs de-boning, or a pastry same name. matter that needs to be baked. Their tone is casual and Each month more than five million visitors log inclusive, and they are not afraid to admit when on to see what the author is cooking in her tiny New they muck up. York apartment kitchen. (Smitten Kitchen has 174,000 Because they are digitally savvy and understand the Facebook friends and is also on Instagram). power of the image, their books are often beautifully The book is now available in Australia and we highly produced. The Kinfolk Table is one such masterpiece. recommend it for people who prefer a more relaxed Compiled by online and print magazine Kinfolk, this stylish cooking approach. hardcover brings together food personalities from around As Perelman says in her introduction: “I hope we don’t let the world, then explores their individual food philosophies tiny kitchens, tight budgets, long days, fussy ingredients, or through interviews and photographs. people who tell you you’re less of a cook if you need to look

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or some years it has been my contention that electronics are now so fast, so sophisticated and so reliable that their only limitation is our ability to think up new uses for them. Now I’m coming around to the idea that we’re thinking entirely too much. Take the Q50, a new car from Infiniti (just as Lexus makes expensive Toyotas, Infiniti is Nissan’s premium brand). It has facial recognition, so when you climb in and settle behind the wheel the first thing you’re greeted with is, well, a greeting. Just for you. “Hello (insert your name here)” it displays on one of its two LCD screens. Brrrr. It’s a bit like Hal the rogue computer in 2001: A Space Odyssey saying “Hello, Dave” so smoothly immediately before consigning good old Dave to open space. Having got the niceties out of the way, the Q50 will then ensure the seat and mirrors are in your preferred positions, the climate control is set to where you like it, the satellite navigation is prepped to show you the way home, and lots more. It will dial in your preferred steering weight, oh for an decide whether you want the car in sport off-switch mode or comfort and how far away you’d like to be from the car in front when you activate the cruise control. There are lots more things available … if you can be bothered to enter all the parameters. If you can be, it will know if you prefer an ABC or QWERTY keyboard. It offers 96 selectable settings across 10 functions, and the possible permutations for your personal settings run into the billions. You are far more likely to find a suitable match here than in a lifetime’s trawling of interior computer dating services.

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Then it all gets a bit cheesy. The Infiniti displays your favourite photographs of family and friends. Heaven help us. I have lots of favourite photographs but none of them of family and friends, so do I qualify? I guess I’m just not touchy-feely enough for an Infiniti. The scary bit is the Q50 will do all this for four different people. That means that if your 18-year-old kid has borrowed the car, you won’t be assailed by thrash metal at 110 decibels next time you crank up the radio. Infiniti calls this “My Car Knows Me” but really, I wonder. There are days when I like to be addressed by my first name and days when I feel I deserve to be called sir. There are some days when a simple “hey” suffices. I know a guy who once did PR for BMW, Infiniti Q50 and he would be mortified by a personal greeting from a car. He would immediately demand to know when and where he and that car had been formally introduced. Still, I guess the Infiniti approach is better than a few Mitsubishis I’ve been in lately, all of which displayed an overly joyful “See you!” at journey’s end. Oh for an off-switch. A 45-calibre off-switch. \ reasdown@theweeklyreview.com.au

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Motoring \ rod easdown tries out the name game

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survey to publicise a touchy feely approach it is taking in its phone room, where operators will have the car’s name on their screen when the client calls in. So they get “Hullo Mrs Smith, how’s ‘The Diet Coke Man’ today?” Of course, there’s complementary advertising as well, one featuring a 10-year-old sedan named Lola driving beautifully along a country road while the soundtrack is a cover of the gutsy old Kinks standard, Lola. I didn’t get it. For all of those uncaring folk who haven’t named their cars, the insurance company has introduced a website nickname generator that makes suggestions after quizzing car owners about their hobbies and the car’s model, colour and odometer reading. The odometer reading was the bit that got me so I asked the company. It seems that the older a car gets, the more emotionally attached (read silly) its owner becomes. Nor is it a money thing; people are generally more fond of faithful old bangers than new, highfalutin’ plushmobiles. I gave the nickname generator a go, feeding in the details of the road test car I was in at the time and some stuff about myself. It suggested Barbie. So that’s something I’ll never do again in my life. \ reasdown@theweeklyreview.com.au

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ow many Volkswagens are called Herbie? Being a big, boofy insensitive bloke, I don’t really hold with naming my car, and I must admit to becoming quite impatient with people who call their Volkswagen Herbie. But some people do get it right. The guy over the road has twin BMWs that he calls Donner and Blitzen. And my favourite is the Mercedes with the personalised plate “Was his”. Then there was a mate of mine “about a who bought a 15-year-old jet-black quarter of Cadillac in San Francisco and drove owners name it to New York, where he sold it for $200 more than he paid for it. He their car” called it Darth Vader because it spent much of its time revealing his dark side. A survey by the Auto Alliance, an organisation of 12 car companies in the US, found that about a quarter of owners name their vehicle, largely based on its appearance. The under-35s are more likely to name their car, and women are more likely to do it than men. But men are more emotionally attached to their cars and those who do choose a name usually go for one that’s famous, such as a historical or movie character. The name tends to be female, be it complimentary (Sweet Sue) or not (Black Betty). Now an insurance company has used the

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Developing our city \ The 2013 ArchiTeam Awards showcased a diverse mix of commercial, residential and community designs, writes Sarah Marinos

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he ArchiTeam Awards raise the profile of small-to-medium-sized architecture firms and recognise their contributions to the state’s architectural landscape. The 2013 winners, announced late last year, include a cardboard stool, a home renovation in semi-industrial Brunswick East, a design studio and an eco cubby in a childcare centre. Here we highlight a few of the innovative designs.

can also be connected to other stools to form larger pieces of furniture. “I use 3D modelling and then send the flat cutting file to a computer cutter,” Horrocks says. “My file is fed into the computer, is cut out and comes back to me for assembling. So I can be designer, engineer, builder and have complete control over the project.” Horrocks began designing his folding furniture using lightweight plywood before discovering the economies and durability of cardboard. So far the Freefold Stool has provided quick bench seating at an art exhibition in Canberra, and participants in an architectural workshop were also recently presented with a flat-packed stool on arrival. They had to assemble it as an “ice-breaker” and it helped start a conversation about design, Horrocks says. He is expanding his furniture range while continuing his architectural work. “I just enjoy doing novel things with cardboard,” he says. \

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fter 14 years of working as a professional architect, Tobias Horrocks has turned his attention to sustainable furniture design. Horrocks’ signature piece so far is the Freefold Stool (pictured)– a pop-out stool that takes two minutes to construct, folds into three identical flat-packed pieces and is easily portable. The stool’s sturdiness is due to its double corrugation and multiple folds, and it uses 100 per cent recycled cardboard. The Freefold Stool

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FROM ECO CUBBIES TO CARDBOARD FURNITURE The Profile House \

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ough-sawn Victorian ash cladding emphasises the intricate profile of this renovated and extended Californian bungalow in Brunswick East. The brief for architect Anthony Clarke of BLOXAS was to create a sustainable family home with a liveable interior and an interesting façade. The front three rooms and central bathroom were retained and a reworked kitchen, dining area, children’s retreat and new living space were added. “A lot of warehouses in the area are being turned into apartments and the owners were adamant that they wanted to keep this a single-storey project,” says Clarke. “But they’d been living in quite a small space for a while and they wanted somewhere with more internal and external space, with lots of light and a home that allowed everyone privacy but offered visual connection between the spaces.” Clarke says the timber façade is one of the highlights of the Profile House: “But it had to be subtle and so we used materials that are suburban and of that semi-industrial area.” It incorporates cross-flow ventilation, solar hot water, water harvesting, low-volatile organic compound paints and bamboo floors. “The family is happy to have an airy home with more space and the neighbours are relieved.” \


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is that it will gradually biodegrade and the kids will be able to learn about that,” says Statkus. “Around the base we also planted bamboo to grow up the walls. We didn’t want a traditional cubby with a triangular roof and windows.” The roof uses recycled form-ply, and a small water tank has been installed to teach children the importance of conserving water. “Working with the children was interesting. At that age, if they get bored they just get up and walk away,” says Statkus. “It wasn’t a traditional client/architect renovation, extension, new-house project. It was very different and very enjoyable.”

The Eco-Cubby \ Community architecture award (Joint winner)

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series of workshops with children at Swinburne Prahran Community Children’s Centre helped finalise the design of a modern cubby. Three- and four-year-old children worked alongside Ben Statkus of Statkus Architecture as part of the Regional Arts Victoria Eco-Cubby project. Together they produced drawings and models that evolved into a cubby with a curved-steel frame, bamboo cladding and a water tank that serves as a picnic table. “Once the steel frame was established, we organised a working bee and parents, staff and kids came along to help tie bamboo cladding to the frame using the rubber inner-tubes of bike tyres. The idea behind the bamboo

hen Brad Wray and Nicholas Russo of Branch Studio opened their architect practice, they established their office midway between their two homes – in an apple orchard. They designed and built an open, flexible, light-filled space that takes advantage of the views. The studio is a “glass box” with a thin window-glazing system that creates a minimum threshold between their workspace and the outside. With the architects on a tight budget, recycled materials were used where possible. Sheets of old corrugated iron were foraged from nearby paddocks and the glazing was rescued from a commercial project. Inside are untreated plywood floors and ceilings, white walls and layered plywood boxes for storage. “We were going to clad the office with timber batons but decided to do something more interesting with the corrugated iron. It had become rusted and weathered and evokes memories of a rural shack,” says Wray. “But when you get close you can see the studio is quite crafted, with laser-cut joinery that is curved and organic – like the apple trees. The orchard is an amazing environment and we wanted to engage with the views.” \

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MACLEOD \ 3 MELROSE AVENUE

Barry Plant \ 9459 8111

Price \ $650,000 – $690,000

YALLAMBIE \ 14 TOM ROBERTS CRESCENT

Auction \ February 22 at 2pm

Woodards \ 9499 1276

Price \ $500,000 – $550,000

Auction \ February 15 at 10.30am

This 12-year-old double-storey brick house was built for comfortable family life. Indoor/outdoor entertaining is an effortless affair within low-maintenance surrounds, and parklands opposite provide second-storey views. Glossy spotted-gum floors create a great first impression. Combined with a warm neutral palette, this is a modern interior with a homey feel that is intended to have a timeless appeal. A cosy front lounge has cream-coloured carpet and formal drapes. The L-shaped open-plan area is roomy and filled with northern light. The dining and living areas have french doors. Stone benches provide a splash of colour in the kitchen, where cream-coloured cabinetry and tiled splashbacks blend in well. Outside, timber feature walls add interest and texture and shade sails protect the entertainment setting. Three of the four bedrooms are upstairs; the large main with a walk-in wardrobe and en suite takes up the width of the floor. The two rear bedrooms have a great northern orientation and share a third bathroom. \ EMMA HOUGHTON

People often talk about the church owning the best real estate in town, but the defence force doesn’t do too badly either. This prime patch of land between Greensborough and Viewbank was once part of the nearby Simpson Barracks. Today it is the sought-after Streeton Views estate, where residents, many with military ties, benefit from walking tracks and parklands, top local schools, including Viewbank College, and easy access to the Eastern Freeway. Built in the early 1990s, this brick-veneer house is set up for families. From the street, you can’t see the large lower level, which includes a vast family room, laundry, study and fourth bedroom. The whole area is ideal for teenagers, whose friends could come and go via the backyard and the path at the side of the house. The remaining accommodation, including the main bedroom with en suite and walk-in wardrobe, is upstairs. The family comes together in the living hub, which has a large kitchen with gas cooker and a generous lounge room. \ LIAM CARTER

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4/77 Wungan Street, Macleod ................................................................. Price: $400,000 + ................................................................. Auction Saturday March 1 at noon ................................................................. OFI As advertised .................................................................

13 Della Torre Crescent, Ivanhoe ................................................................. Price: $800,000 - $880,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday February 22 at 11am ................................................................. OFI Thur 4.30-5pm; Sat 11-11.30am .................................................................

Within easy walking distance to all services, this house ticks all the boxes for first home buyers, down-sizers and investors alike.

Comfortable as is, the future looks bright for a comprehensive renovation or striking rebuild (STCA) on 642sqm (approx) in a sought-after Darebin parklands pocket.

Let's eat lunch @ Café Rimba, 70 Springthorpe Blvd Let's eat dinner @ Plyada Thai, 72 Aberdeen Rd Let's drink coffee @ Café Aberdeen, 34 Aberdeen Rd

Let's eat lunch @ Vasko, 111 Upr Heidelberg Road Let's eat dinner @ Va Tutto, 226 Upr Heidelberg Road Let's drink coffee @ Ivanhoe Cakes, 101 Upr Heid'brg Road

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This is a family-friendly prospect in a quiet cul-de-sac just steps from a playground. With a second-storey extension built in 2002, it can accommodate a growing family. The original late-’70s-built ground floor has scope for updating for those who relish a refurbishment. An elevated front deck is a great setting for enjoying the quiet streetscape. The main bedroom has a compact en suite that adjoins the main downstairs bathroom. An L-shaped living and dining space flows through to the central kitchen, meals and family area. These three areas form a central hub with the original galley-style kitchen. A second bedroom with built-in wardrobes is tucked away at the rear. Upstairs, white, carpeted interiors and treetop views dominate. A landing living area is comfortable and bright and two bedrooms have mirrored built-in wardrobes. The new bathroom continues the contemporary look. The sloped rear of the 964-square-metre bush block is perfect for enjoying the wonderful Eltham surrounds. \ EMMA HOUGHTON

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ELTHAM NORTH \ 17 ESKDALE COURT Different-coloured feature walls, high ceilings, several living areas and large picture windows that frame garden views characterise the interior of this four-bedroom house. The formal living room, with a fireplace, is at the front. It has a mustard-coloured feature wall, vaulted ceilings and steps up to the dining area. The casual family zone is at the end of the tiled hallway. Sliding doors lead to the flat backyard. The property backs onto the St Helena Bush Reserve, which provides a pretty backdrop. The rear garden can also be reached from the rumpus room that’s next to the laundry. Three bedrooms are upstairs. The main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and an en suite with a spa bath. It also opens onto a balcony that has uninterrupted views of the reserve. Two more bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and share a separate toilet and bathroom with a bathtub. The fourth bedroom is downstairs, and could also be set up as a home office if required. Other benefits include ducted heating and cooling, and a storage room and utility room that can be reached from the double garage. This house is minutes from Glen Katherine Primary School and St Helena Secondary College, transport and shops. \ BIANCA VILLAROSA

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Barry Plant \ 9431 1222

Price \ $690,000 – $760,000

Sale by set date \ March 4 at 6pm

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2 Dale Avenue, Eltham North ................................................................. Price: $780,000 ................................................................. For sale ................................................................. OFI Sat 11.30am-noon .................................................................

Darren Jones \ 9432 2544 Price \ $400,000 – $430,000 Expressions of Interest \ Closing February 17 at 7pm

Style, space, position, design: this property, overlooking a park and with a commanding street presence, is a must-see for the astute family home buyer.

An eye-catching facade, brilliant floor plan and outstanding entertainment areas define this unique family house.

Let's eat lunch @ Urban Grooves, 99 Grimshaw Street Let's eat dinner @ Peppercorn Thai, 81 Grimshaw Street Let's drink coffee @ Gloria Jean's, 25 Main Street

Let's eat lunch @ Brents Patisserie, 3 Dudley Street Let's eat dinner @ Hamlets Pizza, 720 Main Road Let's drink coffee @ Degani, 6 Luck Street

Today Greensborough stretches out for miles, but back in the day this little patch of sleepy suburbia was it. Vermont Parade runs through the heart of old Greensborough; home to mid-century weatherboard houses on large blocks. Not much has changed around here, except for the odd unit popping up in those big backyards. This freestanding brick house was built behind a Greensborough classic 14 years ago. It has its own title and backs onto War Memorial Park. Although large enough for three bedrooms, the owner needed only two, opting for extra living space. The result is a comfortable house with a spacious lounge and meals area. A covered outdoor entertainment area is surrounded by gardens fed by the 1000-litre tank. The house has been well maintained and has creature comforts such as ducted heating and vacuum, and split-system air-conditioning. Crucially, it is just around the corner from the Greensborough shops. \ LIAM CARTER

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HEIDELBERG \ 55 BUCKINGHAM DRIVE

Miles \ 9497 3222

Price \ $760,000 – $830,000

TEMPLESTOWE \ 22 BROWNING DRIVE

Auction \ February 22 at 2pm

Barry Plant \ 9842 8888

Price \ $970,000 – $1.05 million

Auction \ February 22 at 11am

Set on 650 square metres, this house has a flexible floor plan and has never changed hands – and it’s easy to see why. The Banyule Homestead is across the road, where kangaroos and platypuses regularly visit. The formal lounge room, with decorative wallpaper, is off the entrance. It has double doors that lead to the informal living zone, which has timber-lined walls. A breakfast bar separates the family space from the kitchen, which has stone benchtops and looks out to the private back garden. All three bedrooms are along one side of the house. The main bedroom is the biggest and has built-in wardrobes. The other bedrooms, also with built-in wardrobes, are separated by the laundry. If friends stay the night, a study can be set up as a guest bedroom. Other features include security shutters, a big workshop with plenty of room for a work bench, and ample off-street parking. The property is minutes from the Burgundy Street shops, Viewbank College and parklands. \ BIANCA VILLAROSA

This split-level, brick-veneer house is ideal for extended families, with three living areas, two main bedrooms that each have an en suite, two outdoor dining areas and a pool and spa landscaped with boulders and trees. Built about 30 years ago, the house has an atrium that opens to walls of natural timbers and exposed bricks, slate floors, plush carpets and cathedral ceilings. The living room, with a brick open fireplace, shows off the timber-lined cathedral ceilings and exposed Oregon beams. Large windows offer views from the elevated 1944-square-metre block. It shares a balcony with the adjoining dining room, which has sliding doors to the outside. The open-plan kitchen and informal meals area has Tasmanian myrtle cabinetry, Caesarstone benchtops, a glass splashback, two sinks and stainless-steel European appliances. The front main bedroom has a nearby office, while the rear wing has three bedrooms, the main bathroom and the rumpus room. \ SUE HEWITT

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62 Livingstone Road, Eltham ................................................................. Price: $600,000 - $660,000 ................................................................. For sale ................................................................. OFI Sat 10.30-11am .................................................................

21 Bella Vista Close, Macleod ................................................................. Price: $990,000 - $1.12 million ................................................................. Sale by Set Date: Tuesday March 4 at 6pm ................................................................. OFI Tues 7-7.30pm; Sat noon-12.30pm .................................................................

31 Booyan Crescent, Greensborough ................................................................. Price: $580,000 - $640,000 ................................................................. Offers Close Tuesday February 18 at 7pm ................................................................. OFI Sat 2-2.30pm .................................................................

5 Avoca Street, Heidelberg ................................................................. Price: $780,000 - $850,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday February 22 at 3pm ................................................................. OFI Thur 4.30-5pm, Sat 3-3.30pm .................................................................

Set well back from the street for peace, privacy and plenty of parking, this family house is big on accommodation and space and perfect for a growing family.

Masterfully designed to take full effect of the impressive, uninterrupted easterly views, this luxurious residence will leave you breathless.

Rejuvenated with an eye for style and quality, this house offers three living areas, designer kitchen and study to meet the needs of modern living.

The perfect platform for family enjoyment, this immaculate residence (on a 878sqm block) has tastefully evolved to meet changing needs.

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Let's eat lunch @ Urban Grooves, 99 Grimshaw Street Let's eat dinner @ Café Spice, 4/118 Main Street Let's drink coffee @ Caffiend, 13/23 Civic Drive

Let's eat lunch @ Cellini, 191 Burgundy Street Let's eat dinner @ Tarin Thai, 71 Burgundy Street Let's drink coffee @ Vyve, 184 Burgundy Street

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ELTHAM NORTH \ 50 WARRINGAH CRESCENT This architect-designed house on more than 1700 square metres blends resort-style living with the interesting interiors and natural materials for which Eltham is known. Contemporary white interiors combined with timber, brick and slate add interest, and vast vertical proportions with clerestory windows achieve a great connection between the built and natural environment. Pitched ceilings, bulkheads, windows, fittings and fixtures all create angles that are the hallmark of the design here. They also provide a satisfying visual continuity. The expansive lower-ground floor is impressive with its sheer scale and immaculate presentation. It can house up to six cars, and has several workshop and storage areas. The ground floor is zoned for family living. The main bedroom suite is at the front, while three bedrooms, a study and family bathroom are at the rear. A sunken lounge room has an open fireplace, a home theatre room is a mini-cinema with red carpet, a rumpus area has a wet bar and its own entrance, and the open-plan kitchen, meals and living area exemplifies the designer’s vision with high, vaulted, timber-lined ceilings, as well as hard angles, huge picture windows and interesting metallic finishes. The resort-style backyard has a pool, spa, undercover patio and fireplace, in spectacular bush surrounds. \ EMMA HOUGHTON

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461 Upper Heidelberg Road, Heidelberg Heights ................................................................. Price: $690,000 - $730,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday March 1 at 2pm ................................................................. OFI Thur, Sat noon-12.30pm .................................................................

13 Nash Grove, Doreen ................................................................. Price: $570,000 - $630,000 ................................................................. For sale ................................................................. OFI By arrangement .................................................................

15 Rockbeare Grove, Ivanhoe ................................................................. Price: $1 million - $1.1 million ................................................................. Auction Saturday March 1 at 11am ................................................................. OFI Thur 5.15-5.45pm; Sat 10-10.30am .................................................................

43 Dandallo Drive, Eltham ................................................................. Price: $640,000 - $680,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday February 15 at 11am ................................................................. OFI Sat 10.30-11am .................................................................

This renovated four-bedroom house with possibilities for redevelopment (STCA) on an elevated block (792sqm approx) with lane access and a garage.

This stunning modern house features light, spacious living areas and an indoor/ outdoor flow that provides a haven for seamless family life.

This five-room Californian with a hint of Hollywood is ready for a revamp or stunning rebuild (STCA). Set on 774sqm (approx).

This stylishly updated residence is set on nearly 3500sqm with rear access, and offers spacious living, an in-ground pool and lovely views.

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Let's eat lunch @ Tre Fontane, 218 Upr Heidelberg Road Let's eat dinner @ Woodfire Pizza, 91 Upr Heidelberg Road Let's drink coffee @ Zanetti, 132 Upr Heidelberg Road

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Eltham 138 Napoleon Street Exquisite Eltham Excellence Innovatively designed and owner built to discerning standards, this benchmark setting home features every imaginable contemporary luxury to deliver a stunning environment for sophisticated living and entertaining. Multiple living areas complement bedrooms all boasting opulent ensuites, while a sublime chefs kitchen unites form and function to work as beautifully as it looks. A heated pool and spa grace an expansive outdoor precinct that boasts open areas, dining pavilion and bathroom in a home that epitomizes luxury living.

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Yarrambat 289 Bannons Lane North A Truly Magnificent, Enviable Lifestyle The total transformation and sympathetic extension of this original solid brick cottage has resulted in a stunning, sophisticated home. Harmoniously balancing the past and the present, it delivers an impressive union of grand indooroutdoor entertaining areas and spaces for private indulgence. Set on just under 5 acres (approx), sprawling landscaped gardens feature a sparkling heated pool and a floodlit tennis court and garage for 6 vehicles for the ultimate in resort style living. Close to Diamond Creek and an easy commute to the CBD, it is an oasis for all seasons.

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Diamond Creek 16 Dario Court Privileged Living In A Prestigious Home This substantial home on a landscaped 1157m2 allotment (approx) within the St Helena College zone enjoys a flawless balance of quality and elegance blended with the luxury of space and privacy. The tasteful formal lounge dining, expansive casual living, decked alfresco zone and heated pool ensure every family living and entertaining option is covered. With generous bedrooms including main with new deluxe ensuite, kitchen equipped with quality appliances, four-car garage and separate workshop, it delivers privileged living in a prestigious pocket.

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Eltham North 50 Warringah Crescent Family Perfection With Proportions To Match 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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Eltham North 173 Scenic Crescent Love The Lifestyle And Work From Home This unique family home set on an 2328m2 (approx) block delivers a rare opportunity to enjoy a life of peace and tranquility in one of Eltham´s most loved and tightly held pockets. Wrapping around a pool in a central courtyard, it offers a huge open plan kitchen complete with stone benches and quality European appliances, the perfect partner to formal living dining. A self contained, single bedroom unit, ideal for teens, in laws or income, along with a huge studio/teenretreat/home office, is a welcome bonus to a home that will impress on its own merits.

Research 123 Thompson Crescent A Sanctuary Of Family Serenity Easy care native garden surrounds and a generous 1820m2 allotment (approx) bring a real sense of privacy to a home that is just perfect for family living.A showpiece granite kitchen overlooks a spacious family meals complemented by a living room with crackling open fire, both of which make the easy transition to outdoor living on the paved alfresco with inground spa. Close to the village and with a parental suite complete with ensuite, retreat with tree top balcony and study, this is a truly magical property. Expressions Of Interest: Offers Close Monday 3rd March at 5pm (Unless Sold Prior)

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Eltham North 1/183 Ryans Road Renovated, Renewed And Ready To Live In Or Let Out This low maintenance haven, renovated and enjoying its own street frontage, entices with its contemporary touches and excites with its inviting spaces. An inspired update introduces spacious family living room complemented by an equally generous casual meals and quality integrated kitchen, designer ensuite to the main and a new family bathroom with stunning freestanding bath. In the St Helena College zone and with the bus at the door, and Eltham close by it makes an attractive proposition to live in or let out!

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Eltham North 2/183 Ryans Road Smart Start Or Intelligent Investment Renovated with modern casual chic in mind, this three bedroom home opens up to reveal a sanctuary of easy care designer style. Fresh paint, new carpets and timber flooring are highlights in an interior offering spacious open plan living dining, anchored by a sleek new kitchen showcasing stainless steel appliances, and main bedroom enjoying direct access to a superb designer bathroom. Set in the sought after St Helena college zone, the bus stops at the end of the driveway, and St Helena marketplace and Eltham are both within easy reach.

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Saturday 1st March at 11am Saturday 11 - 11:30am Elijah Zonneveld 0431 445 200 2/86 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough 9435 7666 propertyinprofile.com.au/1of183ryans

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Saturday 1st March at 10am Saturday 11:30am - 12pm Elijah Zonneveld 0431 445 200 2/86 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough 9435 7666 propertyinprofile.com.au/2of183ryans

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Eltham North 2 Dale Avenue An eye-catching facade, brilliant floor plan & outstanding entertaining areas define this unique 3/4 bedroom family home. Formal and informal living and dining with stunning alfresco BBQ domain within landscaped gardens.

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Doreen 36 Flaxen Hills Road This impressive Porter Davis home on 1317sqm of land approx is designed around a very generous alfresco precinct with multiple entry points, blends expansive outdoor relaxing with enticing indoor indulgence.

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Saturday 1:30 - 2pm $680,000 Ryan Berry 0419 481 452 3/101 Hazel Glen Drive, Doreen 9717 8780 morrisonkleeman.com.au

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Eltham 62 Livingstone Road Taking full advantage of the 1406 m2 (approx) allotment , this home is big on accommodation, big on backyard space & perfect for a growing family. With three large living areas, a deep child friendly rear yard, & the centre of Eltham within an easy stroll...this is the one for you!

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Montmorency 28A Beattie Street An easy stroll from the bus, station and cosmopolitan Were Street, and with living spaces that effortlessly extend out to a choice of private outdoor entertaining area´s set in a low maintenance garden oasis, this quality home delivers the ideal environment for an enviable indoor outdoor lifestyle.

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Greensborough 7 Blue Gum Court This three bedroom, two bathroom home within the St Helena College Zone, enjoys easy access to the centre of Greensborough. 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.

Diamond Creek 11 Gem Court Set in a quiet location on a 846m2 allotment (approx.), this generously proportioned home introduces five bedrooms including main with stunning luxury ensuite complementing three living areas and an expansive outdoor precinct to deliver exceptional easy livability for the entire family

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Saturday 15th February at 2pm Saturday 1:30 - 2pm Tristan Messerle 0438 176 416 Ciaran Brannigan 0410 544 478 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431 2444 morrisonkleeman.com.au

Watsonia 35 High Street This immaculate 3 bedroom home is not too small for families and not too large for couples who enjoy the luxury of space; while its location, just a few minutes walk from Loyola College, Concord school, public schools, the station and the delights of Watsonia Village, offers an abundance of life´s joys.

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MACLEOD 21 Bella Vista Close Majestic Views at the top of Springthorpe! Superbly appointed throughout offering open plan social areas and quiet retreats; including formal living & dining, expansive open living with additional dining & ceaser stone kitchen including Miele & Smeg appliances with glass splashback. The downstairs bedroom offers direct access to full bathroom providing an ideal guestroom.Upstairs boasts further living with a separate wing for the children with large bedrooms adjoining an impressive media/rumpus room with balcony.The parent’s bedroom boasts stunning ensuite featuring double stone vanity & spa while the walk in dressing room is every woman’s desire. An additional fifth bedroom or study allows for the growing family. A long settlement is available for the lucky new owner, so book your inspection today!

Bundoora 9467 5444 4 / 1177 Plenty Road

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BUNDOORA 1 David Crescent Private Oasis - Lifestyle Plus! Perfectly located in a quiet tree-lined street and just a short walk to parks, schools and shops this charming and modernised home is ready to move in. Featuring polished floor boards throughout, 3 great size bedrooms downstairs, 2 en-suites, a central bathroom and loft-style parent’s retreat (fourth bedroom) with attic rumpus / study. An updated kitchen with spacious meals area, open plan formal dining and lounge with fire place that overlooks a luxurious in-ground salt water pool. Further features include 2 air-conditioners, cathedral ceilings in the loft, extensive paving in front and rear yard and double lock-up garage. Start living your dream right now!

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

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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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Thursday 13th Feb 7:00-7:30pm Saturday 15th Feb 1:30-2:00pm

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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 13th Feb 6:45-7:15pm Saturday 15th Feb 10:30-11:00am

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BUNDOORA 35 Oakden Drive "City Views -Mt.Cooper Dress Circle" This stunning ’Georgian’ fashion home exudes sheer class & style, boasting a superb floor plan. Featured ’Calacatta’ marble upon entrance,instant great sense of space with high ceilings & open plan to an abundance of living area with huge formal lounge & adjoining dining,large open study, porcelain tiles,quality carpets,hostess ’Sycamore’ kitchen with granite bench tops & splash backs, large open meals with bay windows & huge warm family room,2 ornate centre piece gas OFP with ´Myrtle´ mantle to living areas, sliding doors lead out to the pergola; upstairs include huge rumpus/living with double glazed French doors thru to balcony with stunning views; 4 great size bedrooms, with amazing ensuite to master, his/hers WIRs, parents retreat and oval bath.

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Thursday 13th Feb 7:30-8:00pm Saturday 15th Feb 3:00-3:30pm Sunday 16th Feb 12:00-12:30pm Photo ID required

CONTACT

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Cathy Liu 0402 529 753 David Moxon 0413 673 636 Bundoora Office 9467 5444

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BUNDOORA 37 Mount Cooper Drive "Classic Victorian ~ Modern Opulence" Simply stunning with absolute attention to detail and characterized with classic period appeal this home is truly a breathtaking standout! Expansive open plan living with huge family/meals adjoining striking hostess 2-pac kitchen, with quality (SS) appliances, unique island bar cooking, granite bench tops and antique buffet hatch. Period features with high ceilings, decorative cornices and rosettes, ornate open (gas) fire place to master bedroom and elegant light fittings. Offering large bedrooms with huge rumpus or 4th bedroom upstairs, mahogany vanity and granite bench tops to bathrooms, corner spa, large double garage, rear timber decking with water feature and landscaped gardens create an idyllic backdrop for entertaining.

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Wednesday 12th Feb 7:00-7:30pm Saturday 15th Feb 11:00-11:30am Sunday 16th Feb 11:00-11:30am Photo ID required

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BUNDOORA 97 Greenwood Drive "Modern light filled living" Boasting great street appeal, this fully renovated home offers warmth and character combined with modern living. Move straight in and enjoy this light filled stylish home which features striking polished boards, modern kitchen with caesar stone bench tops and (SS) appliances, adjoining open plan to meals and large lounge, 3 great size bedrooms, ducted heating and split system cooling, huge pergola great for entertaining and alfresco dining, lock up garage, landscaped gardens and the perfect location with short walk to Plenty Rd trams and Latrobe University. Immaculate presentation throughout, this stylish home will simply impress!

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Wednesday 12th Feb 6:00-6:30pm Saturday 15th Feb 12:00-12:30pm

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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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MACLEOD 13 Bella Vista Close Remarkable Tri-Level Springthorpe Home With Views! This home has been architecturally designed & built with every aspect individually tailor-made.Enjoying a dominate elevated street position,features include 3 bedrooms all with built-in-robes (master with en-suite and balcony),top floor retreat area & central bathroom,large sunken lounge room with polished concrete floors & balcony access,kitchen with Caesar stone breakfast bar & quality SS appliances,rear open plan family/meals flowing through to the alfresco entertaining area with outdoor kitchen,study with built-in timber veneer desktop & bookcase,two powder rooms, separate laundry,theatre room with wired projector & speakers & double remote garage with additional off street parking.

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WATSONIA 263A Nell Street West Retirees/Investors/1st home buyers Delight! This contemporary stylish unit in absolute prime location truly provides the ideal package and lifestyle. Boasting own street frontage, no body corporate fees, this inviting property is ideal for retirees, investors and 1st home buyers alike. Offering immaculate quality presentation throughout, 2 large bedrooms, large formal lounge, renovated bright kitchen with abundance of cupboards & brand new stainless steel appliances, adjoining meals leading out to a deck great for entertaining, single carport and extra car space, landscaped gardens and short stroll to Watsonia Station and vibrant Watsonia shopping strip. Simply a buyers delight - a must see!

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Loretta Khoo 0437 751 641 Michael Traikos 0413 657 314 Bundoora Office 9467 5444

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GREENSBOROUGH 45 Sainsbury Avenue Retirees/1st home buyers/ investors Delight! This magnificent 2br unit on its own, with own street frontage, offers the perfect floor plan and design to compliment the ideal lifestyle. Perfect for retirees or 1st home buyers alike the property boasts immaculate presentation, large formal lounge/dining, modern kitchen with an abundance of bench and cupboard space, sliding doors from meals area lead to superb pergola - enjoy alfresco dining in style and overlooking manicured garden setting, 2 great size bedrooms (BIRs) & 2 way bathroom, lock up garage with internal access, ducted heating and cooling, extensive paving ensures low maintenance living, quality fixtures and fittings, great use of natural light and short stroll to all amenities making the location second to none. Simply impressive and a rare find!

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IVANHOE 64 Waterdale Road FAIRY HILLS FAMILY MASTERPIECE WITH CITY VIEWS Topped off by a spectacular uninterrupted city panorama, Fairy Hills family living reaches stunning new heights of quality and luxury with this magnificently renovated 5/6BR residence. Metres to Ivanhoe Grammar School, featuring gas heated pool/spa, covered terrace, decking, cabana, 4-car garage, cellar, formal and family zones, superior kitchen with huge pantry, bath/powder rooms, heating/cooling, alarm, vacuum and balcony. Land 780 m2 approx.

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Auction

Saturday 1st March at 3.00pm

ESR

$1,800,000-$1,980,000

Inspection

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

Contact

Stewart Oldmeadow 0412 119 277

Co Agent

Ray White Real Estate - NORTHCOTE Angelo Bafunno 0414 585 777

Office

9497 3222 | 9459 5666

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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, children’s retreat, 2 bathrooms, powder rooms, premium kitchen, gym/office, auto gates to DLUG .

Auction

Saturday 22nd February at 2.00pm

Inspection

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

Land

922 m2 approx.

Contact

Damien Carter 0438 850 166 James Davis 0405 687 817

Office

9497 3222 | 9459 5666

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IVANHOE 15 Rockbeare Grove UNDER INSTRUCTIONS FROM STATE TRUSTEES A prized position to usher in a new golden era of lifestyle excellence, this faded Californian with a hint of Hollywood is ready for a major revamp or stunning rebuild (STCA). Set on 774m2 (approx) featuring the charming ‘Blue Orchid’s Theatrette’ where the home’s only owner held matinee movie screenings; this appealing property of five principal rooms is primed for a dramatic change of scene with potential city views just metres to Darebin Parklands.

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Auction

Saturday 1st March at 11.00am

ESR

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

Inspection

Thu 5:15-5:45pm, Sat 10-10:30am

Land

774 m2 approx

Contact

James Davis 0405 687 817 Stewart Oldmeadow 0412 119 277

Office

9497 3222 | 9459 5666

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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 captivating 4BR, 2 bathroom residence with a wonderful emphasis on outdoor entertainment. In the coveted Heidelberg School precinct near Yarra parklands offering huge alfresco room with BBQ, pool/spa, stylish lounge, family living and dining, premium granite kitchen and double garage. Close to private schools, shops and transport.

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.

Auction

Saturday 15th February at 1.00pm

ESR

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

Inspection

Thu 2:30-3pm, Sat 12:30-1pm

Land

1147 m2 approx.

Contact

Paul Carbone 0418 541 169 Damien Carter 0438 850 166

Office

9459 5666 | 9497 3222

Auction

Saturday 22nd February at 11.00am

ESR

$800,000-$880,000

Inspection

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

Land

642 m2 approx.

Contact

James Davis 0405 687 817 Helen Witchell 0413 741 158

Office

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IVANHOE 148A Ford Street MODERN STYLE & SPACE IN PARKLANDS ENVIRONS Standing proudly with an impressive street presence is this excellent 3BR, 2 bathroom townhouse in a popular Darebin parklands location. Its peaceful ambience is enhanced by an outstanding position on a large block of just 2 (no body corp fees). Features air-conditioning, central heating, delightful nortth facing living room, spacious meals area, stunning Smeg-equipped granite kitchen, entertainers’ courtyard and remote-control DLUG.

HEIDELBERG 1/172 Cape Street THREE BEDROOM - SINGLE LEVEL EXCELLENCE A large stretch of secluded private garden reveals the attractive double-fronted profile of this spacious 3BR, 2 bathroom villa unit offering instant house-like appeal - though the living is decidedly easy and lowmaintenance. Features evaporative cooling, central heating, alarm, double remote-control garage (internal), living room, lounge/meals, north-facing entertainment deck and Blanco-appointed kitchen. Close proximity to shopping, parklands and transport.

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Auction

Saturday 1st March at 2.00pm

ESR

$590,000-$630,000

Inspection

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

Contact

Damien Carter 0438 850 166 Sue Lacey 0412 898 202

Office

9497 3222 | 9459 5666

Auction

Saturday 1st March at 11.00am

ESR

$580,000-$630,000

Inspection

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

Contact

Brad Pearce 0409 679 414 David Blythe 0413 283 303

Office

9459 5666 | 9497 3222

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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.

HEIDELBERG 77 Beverley Road STYLISH & SECURE FAMILY OASIS IN THE ZONE Family space, stylish living, secure surroundings and a coveted parklands location are the hallmarks of this superbly renovated 4BR, 2 bathroom residence in the Viewbank College zone. Moments to Yarra/Warringal parklands, Burgundy Street shopping, hospitals and transport; offering refrigerated cooling, ducted heating, alarm, living, family dining, kitchen with European appliances, carport plus LUG.

Auction

Saturday 22nd February at 3.00pm

ESR

$780,000-$850,000

Inspection

Thu 4:30-5pm, Sat 3-3:30pm

Land

878 m2 approx.

Contact

Paul Carbone 0418 541 169 Brad Pearce 0409 679 414

Office

9459 5666 | 9497 3222

Auction

Saturday 1st March at 1.00pm

ESR

$780,000-$830,000

Inspection

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

Land

586 m2 approx.

Contact

Stewart Oldmeadow 0412 119 277 John Levingston 0410 978 144

Office

9497 3222 | 9459 5666

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HEIDELBERG 35 Bronte Street REMARKABLE OPPORTUNITY ADJOINING PARKLAND Directly opening onto fabulous V.C. Henderson Reserve, a superb family position presents an array of future options to fully capitalize on this classically comfortable 2BR home. Immediately enjoy and realize the enormous potential when ready to renovate/extend, rebuild or consider other options (STCA) on 834m² (approx). Features expansive terrace with views towards the ranges, big backyard and carport shopping, schools, transport and hospitals.

HEIDELBERG 15 Fay Street FAMILY FOCUSED, COLLEGE ZONING, PARKLANDS POSITION Prized Viewbank College zoning with River Gum Walk, main Yarra Trail and Warringal Parklands nearby provides a young family with an exciting opportunity in this impeccably presented 3BR, 2 bathroom residence. Near Burgundy Street, hospitals, transport and Banyule Primary including rumpus/study or 4th bedroom, living/meals, deck, lounge and dining, immaculate kitchen, cooling, heating, north-facing rear garden and double carport.

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Auction

Saturday 1st March at 11.00am

ESR

$690,000-$730,000

Inspection

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

Contact

Greg Taylor 0409 090 611 David Blythe 0413 283 303

Office

9459 5666 | 9497 3222

Auction

Saturday 1st March at 12.00pm

Inspection

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

Land

665 m2 approx.

Contact

Stewart Oldmeadow 0412 119 277 Paul Carbone 0418 541 169

Office

9497 3222 | 9459 5666

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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 1/127 Hawdon Street CONVENIENCE, QUALITY, COURTYARD & CAR SPACE That elusive combination of quality and convenience is a refreshing feature of this delightful 2BR ground-floor apartment taking pride of place to the front of a tightly-held block. Offers light-filled living and dining, updated kitchen/meals, bathroom, laundry, gas space heating, large rear/side courtyard garden plus covered car space. Near Burgundy Street shopping, hospitals, parkland and Zone 1 trains.

Auction

Saturday 22nd February at 2.00pm

Inspection

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

Land

650 m2 approx.

Contact

Sue Lacey 0412 898 202 Stewart Oldmeadow 0412 119 277

Office

9497 3222 | 9459 5666

Auction

Saturday 22nd February at 1.00pm

ESR

$410,000-$445,000

Inspection

Thu 5:15-5:45pm, Sat 10-10:30am

Contact

Gordon Whale 0419 335 459 Stewart Oldmeadow 0412 119 277

Office

9497 3222 | 9459 5666

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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

VIEWBANK 2 Meyrick Crescent STYLISH FAMILY ENTERTAINER OPPOSITE PRICE PARK A stunning landscaped garden and perfect position directly overlooking Price Park create an exceptional lifestyle setting for this beautifully renovated 4BR family entertainer in the Viewbank College zone. Spectacular rear views and wonderful sun-drenched alfresco deck with plumbed BBQ complement huge family zone, formal lounge, rumpus/study, premium kitchen with European appliances, bath/shower rooms, heating, cooling, alarm and OSP.

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Auction

Saturday 22nd February at 12.00pm

ESR

$700,000-$750,000

Inspection

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

Land

610 m2 approx.

Contact

Gordon Whale 0419 335 459 John Levingston 0410 978 144

Office

9497 3222 | 9459 5666

Auction

Saturday 1st March at 3.00pm

ESR

$700,000-$770,000

Inspection

Thu 1:30-2pm, Sat 10-10:30am

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632 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.

HEIDELBERG 2A Edgar Street FREESTANDING, OWN TITLE, FLEXIBLE & FILLED WITH LIGHT This impressive 3BR and study residence includes 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. Auction Inspect Contact

Saturday 22nd February at 1.00pm Thu 2:30-3pm, Sat 1-1:30pm John Levingston 0410 978 144

ESR $570,000-$620,000 Office 9459 5666 | 9497 3222 Brad Pearce 0409 679 414

Auction

Saturday 15th February at 11.00am

Inspection

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

Land

658 m2 approx.

Contact

John Levingston 0410 978 144 Brad Pearce 0409 679 414

Office

9459 5666 | 9497 3222

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HEIDELBERG 13/69 Hawdon Street 3 1 2 2

QUIETLY SET MOMENTS TO EVERYTHING A generous floorplan; offering two double bedrooms, flowing living and dining areas, airconditioning/heating throughout, updated kitchen with meals area, new bathroom, separate laundry, polished floors, alfresco entertaining area and double lock-up garage. Auction Inspect Contact

Saturday 1st March at 1.00pm Thu 3:30-4pm, Sat 12-12:30pm Paul Carbone 0418 541 169

ESR $475,000-$510,000 Office 9459 5666 | 9497 3222 Brad Pearce 0409 679 414

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ROSANNA 28 Bellevue Avenue

YALLAMBIE 16 Conder Close

PRIZED POTENTIAL IN PREMIUM CENTRAL POSITION Everything is within easy walking distance from this immaculate 3BR red brick residence on a 780m2 allotment (approx). Instantly inviting with further scope; including living, dining, functional kitchen, heating, air-conditioner, bungalow/studio and carport.

CLOSE TO PERFECT FOR RELAXED FAMILY LIVING Stylishly-appointed 3BR, 2 bathroom residence in a quiet cul-de-sac, close to Streeton Primary and Viewbank College. Offering family living/dining, kitchen with European appliances, cooling, heating, vacuum, balcony, covered terrace with BBQ and DLUG.

Auction Inspect Contact

Saturday 22nd February at 12.00pm Wed 5:15-5:45pm, Sat 3:45-4:15pm Paul Carbone 0418 541 169

ESR $610,000-$650,000 Office 9459 5666 | 9497 3222 Brad Pearce 0409 679 414

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Auction Inspect Contact

Saturday 1st March at 11.00am Wed 3:30-4pm, Sat 11-11:30am Paul Carbone 0418 541 169

ESR $520,000-$560,000 Office 9459 5666 | 9497 3222 Sue Lacey 0412 898 202

ROSANNA 6/23 Station Road

HEIDELBERG HEIGHTS 3/14 James Street

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.

MUCH MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE! Soak up the year-round sunshine and serenity from this stylish 3BR and study townhouse. Featuring heating, cooling, vacuum, alarm, bath/powder rooms, living and dining, fully-equipped kitchen, storage, north-facing entertainment deck and garage.

Auction Inspect Contact

Saturday 22nd February at 11.00am Wed 2:30-3pm, Sat 2-2:30pm Paul Carbone 0418 541 169

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

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Saturday 22nd February at 11.00am Thu 6-6:30pm, Sat 11-11:30am David Blythe 0413 283 303

ESR $520,000-$560,000 Office 9459 5666 | 9497 3222 Greg Taylor 0409 090 611

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HEIDELBERG HEIGHTS 19 Marie Avenue

BELLFIELD 9 Davidson Street

FABULOUS PROSPECTS FOR FUTURE PERFECTION Situated on a large and level 600m2 allotment (approx), this appealing 4BR, 2 bathroom home near shops, transport, hospitals plus schools, LaTrobe Uni and Shelley Park is an outstanding investment, 1st home, renovation or rebuilding opportunity (STCA).

SIZE & SCOPE DIRECTLY OPPOSITE PARKLAND There’s a buzz over Bellfield of potential and prosperity that resonates throughout this 5BR home. This 745 m2 site (approx) with two crossovers along its parkside frontage provides scope to make it all happen with renovation, rebuild or townhouses (STCA).

Auction Inspect Contact

Saturday 1st March at 11.00am Thu 3:30-4pm, Sat 10-10:30am Peter Scott 0459 223 994

ESR $390,000-$425,000 Office 9497 3222 | 9459 5666 Damien Carter 0438 850 166

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Auction Inspect Contact

Saturday 1st March at 11.00am Thu 1:30-2pm, Sat 3-3:30pm Stewart Oldmeadow 0412 119 277

ESR $550,000-$595,000 Office 9497 3222 | 9459 5666 Peter Scott 0459 223 994

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HEIDELBERG WEST 641 Waterdale Road EXPOSURE WITH TREMENDOUS POTENTIAL! This well located Industrial site enjoying main road exposure, is ideal for an owner-occupier looking to redevelop at a later stage. With an existing building of 270 sqm (approx), the property offers a generous rear yard on an allotment of 696 sqm (approx). Zoned Industrial 1, the property will be sold with Vacant Possession. Terms: 10% deposit, balance 60/90 days.

Auction

Thursday 6th March at 3.00pm

Inspection

By Appointment

Contact

Damian Wilson 0414 339 733 Paul Evans 0408 144 181

Office

9497 3222

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Auction this Saturday

Plenty | 39 Craig Road

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MAGNIFICENT LIFESTYLE LUXURY This magnificent architecturally designed property situated in Plenty on 2 1/2 acres is immaculately landscaped and secured by electronically controlled iron gates. The property encompasses the stunning 90 square home, four car garage, 12m x 12m stylish Barn shed with toilet and shower, elegant negative edge pool, full size tennis courts with lights, small orchard and many more opulent features.

Private Sale Price:

$3 - $3.3million Photo ID Required

Kate Donaldson 0417 349 719

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YALLAMBIE 14 Tom Roberts Crescent

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Family flexibility with flair Intelligently zoned so that it brings people together as well as providing individual retreats, this inviting four bedroom plus study home's elevated open plan living & dining areas precede a large downstairs family room that flows to outdoor entertaining.

Auction Sat 15 Feb, 10.30 Quoting $500K - $550K View Thu 5:00 - 5:30; Sat 10:00 - 10:30 Prue Jones 0419 352 439 Luke Piccolo 0412 951 273 Ivanhoe 9499 1276

Ivanhoe 26 Seddon Street 9499 1276

Phone: 9438 4888 | 9432 2279

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MACLEOD 9 Bella Vista Close

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Contemporary Class with Stunning Uninterrupted Views A standard bearer for stunning contemporary concepts with elaborate glazing, high ceilings and luxurious finishes, this multifaceted 3 bedroom/2 bathroom executive residence showcases gorgeous uninterrupted views to the Dandenong Ranges. Located in the esteemed Springthorpe Country Club Estate, this impeccably styled home features 3 separate living expanses over two levels, versatile basement studio or workshop and double auto garage with internal entry. Within excellent proximity to schools, local shops, Macleod train station and La Trobe University.

Auction Sat 1 March, 11.00 Prue Jones 0419 352 439 Krystyne Dupont 0434 779 913 Ivanhoe 9499 1276

Ivanhoe 26 Seddon Street 9499 1276

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Greensborough

Family Living. Quiet Court. St Helena Zone

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IVANHOE EAST 61 McArthur Road

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VOGUE LIVING AND POOLSIDE ENTERTAINING AT ITS BEST An exceptional opportunity exists to secure a newly renovated 1950’s residence that is sure to become the social hub for your family and friends. Vogue décor and pristine fittings accentuate stunning light-filled spaces, while clever design elements blend open plan indoor zones with divine alfresco dining and poolside entertaining. Exquisite 2 level home with city views and elegant décor offers 4 bedrooms, large study or 5th bedroom, 3 bathrooms, rumpus, vast living/ dining/kitchen, luxurious pavilion and solar lap pool. Features plantation shutters, central heating/cooling, close to shops, schools and parkland.

ROSANNA 19/77 St James Road

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AUCTION INSPECT GUIDE OFFICE CONTACT

Sat 1 March at 1pm Thurs 7-7.30 & Sat 1-1.30 $1,500,000 - $1,650,000 Ivanhoe | 9490 2900 Tania Johnston 0408 770 929 Gordon Hope 0403 613 577

AUCTION INSPECT GUIDE OFFICE CONTACT

Sat 1 March at 10am Thurs 2.230 & Sat 12.30-1 $360,000 - $400,000 Ivanhoe | 9490 2900 Nunzio Sulfaro 0414 223 134 Liz Walker 0412 659 140

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TRANQUIL AND WELL LOCATED This light-filled spacious town residence within easy walking distance of Rosanna shops and station has the special attraction of a delightful private courtyard, perfect for al fresco entertaining. This immaculately presented property offers expansive living/dining, well-equipped kitchen, 2 double BRs (BIRs), central bathroom, full laundry with 2nd WC, plus covered on-title parking, ample storage and split-system airconditioning.

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HEIDELBERG HEIGHTS 461 Upper Heidelberg Road 4

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DESIGNED FOR ENTERTAINING This very spacious 1950s residence offers tastefully renovated living now, with possibilities for redevelopment (STCA) on a huge elevated block (792 sq.m. approx) with rear lane access, minutes from the hospital precinct and Burgundy St. ´Range View´ includes 4BRs, formal living, dining room, family room flowing to large deck, well-fitted kitchen/meals, bathroom and laundry, plus garage, off street parking, period detail, ducted heating and reverse-cycle airconditioning.

HEIDELBERG HEIGHTS 21 Leonard Street SPECTACULAR SPAC In this coveted growth corridor & on a substantial allotment of approx 670 sqm, this solid & sound family home offers scope to improve, extend or renovate (STCA). With a flexible floorplan including 3 to 4 bedrooms, sep lounge, central kitchen, adjacent dining, and informal sun/living room. Further highlights include carport & numerous shed options.

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AUCTION Sat 1 March at 10am INSPECT Thu 1.30-2 & Sat 3-3.30 GUIDE $530,000 - $580,000 CONTACT Janine Ballantyne 0400 182 710 Annalise Newell 0402 937 607 Ivanhoe | 9490 2900

AUCTION INSPECT GUIDE OFFICE CONTACT

Sat 1 March at 2pm Thurs 12-12.30 & Sat 12-12.30 $690,000 - $730,000 Ivanhoe | 9490 2900 Liz Walker 0412 659 140 James Labiris 0409 094 767

WATSONIA 28 Longmuir Road

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POTENTIAL-PACKED 1960S CLASSIC! Instantly enjoyable with potential to extend (STCA), this pristine home features three bedrooms (BIRs) and central bathroom, lounge/dining and kitchen/meals, heating/cooling, plus an expansive backyard with garage via gated side driveway.

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AUCTION Sat 22 February at 12.30pm INSPECT Thurs 7-7.30 & Sat 3.15-3.45 GUIDE $430,000 - $470,000 CONTACT Ron Grills 0425 705 602 Tania Johnston 0408 770 929 Ivanhoe | 9490 2900

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ALPHINGTON 112A FULHAM ROAD An Ideal Family Home with Elegant Design Positioned on a premium tree-lined street this elegantly built and extended residence delivers effortless lifestyle practicality with exceptional spaces for family enjoyment and entertaining. Inviting air-conditioned interiors featuring rich timber polished floors include formal lounge and dining, powder room, chef’s granite kitchen/ meals with quality appliances adjoining large family room. A superbly fitted theatre room opens to delightful rear alfresco entertaining. Upstairs 4 robed bedrooms plus 5th-room/study, luxury spa ensuite, family bathroom, powder room and retreat nook enjoying city views. A host of luxury extras included. Close proximity to shops, schools, transport and easy access to CBD. 4A

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Thurs 5.00 - 5.30pm & Sat 1.00 - 1.30pm Sat 8th March - 11.00am 31 / B8 $990,000 - $1,090,000 Walter Ortner 0412 371 899 Christina Potts 0421 374 534 Ivanhoe 9499 5611 Greensborough 9432 1988

BELLFIELD 31 ASHE CRESCENT Exciting Prospects, Excellent Position With classical simplicity and an enviable corner address, this home is perfectly placed to provide pure potential for a promising future. Sited on 648m2 approx of level land and nestled in a rapidly appreciating residential pocket this charming brick home offers immediate comfort while you ponder the possibilities. Polished floors flow throughout lounge with heating, kitchen/ dining, 3 bedrooms & family bathroom. Live in or lease out while you consider renovating, extending or developing the site (STCA). Side entrance has large rear garden with single garage. Moments to choice of schools, Tafe College, Austin/Mercy Hospital, La Trobe University & shopping centres. 3A

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Thurs 4.00 - 4.30pm & Sat 12.00 - 12.30pm Sat 1st March - 11.00am 31 / F3 $580,000 - $620,000 Walter Ortner 0412 371 899 Christina Potts 0421 374 534 Ivanhoe 9499 5611 Greensborough 9432 1988


EAGLEMONT 24 Mount Street Modern Perfection - Unheard Of Opportunity Architecturally designed, capturing northern light to provide year round entertaining whilst maintaining a focus on family living, this home is set in a tightly held pocket of Eaglemont. Unparalleled in achieving maximum indoor/outdoor living from all zones through the use of decks and terraces enjoying garden and mountain views, features include a centrally located modern kitchen (Gaggenau appliances and stone bench tops), majestic main bedroom (walk-in-robe and en-suite), 3 further bright bedrooms plus study, family bathroom, cellar, storage, heating/cooling and double garage. Close to Eaglemont and Ivanhoe shopping and train stations, elite schools, Austin/Mercy Hospitals and easy access to the Eastern Freeway.

Saturday 1st March at 11:00am INSPECT

CONTACT

Thursday 6:00 - 6:30pm & Saturday 11:30 - 12:00pm

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ELTHAM 26 Pryor Street and 27 Arthur Street Attention All Developers! Buy One Or Buy Both! With the re-zoning now approved, Eltham’s most coveted development opportunity is ready to sell. These two stunning allotments are simply a once in a lifetime opportunity located on the edge of thriving Eltham Township including cafes, restaurants, supermarkets and public transport including Zone 2 trains. These outstanding central Eltham allotments include: 26 Pryor St, Eltham - 1031m2 (approx) - Auction Friday 7th March at 12:30pm 27 Arthur St, Eltham - 1035m2 (approx) - Auction Friday 7th March at 1:00pm It offers the astute purchaser the opportunity to be part of the most articulate higher density residential design and construction (STCA) project in the area. With council guidelines now allowing multi level development, these blocks will be highly sought after, so call today! 76 The weekly review \ FEBRUARY 12, 2014

Friday 7th March at 12.30pm & 1:00pm INSPECT

Rep on Site Friday 12:00 - 12:30pm

CONTACT

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


ELTHAM NORTH 17 Eskdale Court Spacious Living, Parkside Locale - A Flat Back Yard! This well proportioned, Architect designed residence combines multiple living zones, generous bedrooms, fabulous indoor/outdoor flow, one of the area’s flattest back yards, and a nature reserve at the rear, to create a private, family oasis! Features of the home include 9ft ceilings, ducted heating and cooling throughout, alarm, wine cellar/storage room and a double garage. Located less than 5 minutes walk from numerous schools (Glen Katherine Primary, Holy Trinity and St Helena Secondary College) and offering public transport at the end of the street, shopping precincts are also close by. Generous sized family properties combining such sought after features are rare, so call today!

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

$690,000 - $760,000

INSPECT

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

CONTACT

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

ELTHAM 24 Dandallo Drive Elegant, Single Level Living - A Serene Retreat! Built with superior craftsmanship, contemporary design, a commanding view and a focus on privacy, this attractive, single level residence offers 4 bedrooms (main with en-suite & WIR), beautiful lounge/dining room with cathedral ceilings, plus an updated kitchen/meals/family room that opens onto the impressive alfresco and incredible flat back yard. It also boasts features such as granite bench tops and 900mm appliances in the designer kitchen, ducted heating, evap cooling, Blue Gum timber floors, an oversized double garage plus extra off-street parking and easy access to the back yard via double gates; great for storing boats/caravans.

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

$740,000 - $790,000

INSPECT

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

CONTACT

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RESEARCH 19 Maroong Drive Spacious Family Entertainer - Almost 1/2 Acre! This home will surprise you! Updated throughout and offering multiple living areas, tranquil location, a beautiful back yard (approx 1/2 acre), plus a fantastic poolside entertaining area, ensures you will be the host of many occasions and the envy of many friends. This thoughtfully designed residence provides 3 bedrooms (main with en-suite and WIR), study, family bathroom, formal lounge, separate dining, open plan family/ meals area, an elevated alfresco space overlooking the pool, plus a rumpus room with potential for self-contained living. Features include GDH, cooling, updated kitchen and bathrooms, heated in-ground pool, Jacuzzi, alarm and double carport.

3 Tue 4th March at 6:00pm (unless sold prior) PRICE GUIDE

$700,000 - $770,000

INSPECT

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

CONTACT

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

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ST HELENA 25 Yaralla Crescent Spacious, Single Level Splendour! This beautiful single level home offers spacious living areas, a practical floor plan, comfort and privacy. The residence comprises four bedrooms (master with en-suite and walk-in-robe), lounge, dining, separate large family/meals area, new main bathroom, timber kitchen with stone bench tops, alfresco space with spa, plus double garage. Extra features include ducted heating and cooling, ducted vacuum, cosy open fireplace, slate flooring, alarm, plus a flat back yard ideal for kids! A superb position awaits with St Helena Market Place, St Helena Secondary College and public transport close by. Hurry!

4 Tue 11th March at 6:00pm (unless sold prior) PRICE GUIDE

$540,000 - $590,000

INSPECT

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

CONTACT

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

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MONTMORENCY 13 Graeme Avenue Totally Renovated! The charm of timber with its own warmth and character, this property has been renovated and updated throughout to give the feeling of a new home. Features include spacious and airy rooms, new bathroom, new kitchen, new carpets, polished floorboards, gas ducted heating, air-conditioning, ducted vacuum and French doors opening to the outdoor covered paved area. On a small easy maintenance block, the property is within walking distance to shops, schools and train station. It is all done so you can simply enjoy!

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$490,000 - $530,000

INSPECT

Saturday 12:00 - 12:30pm

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John Gilbert 0418 365 954 Eltham Office 9431 1222

MONTMORENCY 29 Elmo Road A Real Style Statement! Single Level Living! Note: please enter Elmo Road from Karingal Drive end. Style, comfort and flair aptly describe this beautiful single level home! Perched on the high side of the road with treetop views, this residence boasts 3 bedrooms (master with new en-suite), study, large kitchen, expansive family/meals area, spacious self-contained rumpus/theatre room, double garage with internal access plus a tranquil, private alfresco area. Features include gas ducted heating, evaporative cooling, Jarrah timber floors, high ceilings and alarm, plus a terrific position with easy access to public transport, schools and shops.

3 Tue 4th March at 6:00pm (unless sold prior) PRICE GUIDE

$680,000 - $750,000

INSPECT

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

CONTACT

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

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BELLFIELD 1 / 123 Liberty Parade Charming 2 Bedroom Unit Located in one of Melbourne´s rapidly growing suburbs is this freshly renovated two bedroom unit which enjoys yard space for those keen gardeners. Welcomed by freshly polished timber floorboards, you will discover the master bedroom with open fireplace, second bedroom overlooking your landscaped garden, renovated family bathroom, separate toilet, open plan kitchen/meals/living area with brand new appliances, study nook which opens out into your private courtyard plus single carport. With split system heating and cooling, the property is close to public transport, private schools, NMIT, Northland shopping centre, Ivanhoe shopping strip and Austin/Mercy Hospitals.

2 Tue 4th March at 6:00pm (unless sold prior) PRICE GUIDE

$440,000 - $480,000

INSPECT

Thursday 4:00 - 4:30pm & Saturday 12:15 - 12:45pm

CONTACT

Josh Saunders 0407 011 901 Aaron Silluzio 0414 422 299 Ivanhoe Office 9499 7992

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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 THIS SATURDAY AT 11:00AM PRICE GUIDE

$400,000 - $440,000

INSPECT

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

CONTACT

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

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MACLEOD 3 Melrose Avenue Quality and Comfort in Convenient Location Low maintenance family living with style is often hard to come by; this dateless home offers excellent options for the growing family. It enjoys sunken formal lounge, open plan kitchen, meals and family area, private north-facing covered outdoor entertaining space and landscaped gardens in a secure environment. Featuring heating/cooling, alarm, ducted vacuum, electric gates and internal access from garage, this residence is opposite parklands and only 500m (approx) walk to station and shops. Beautifully appointed with granite bench tops and latest stainless steel appliances, it also includes a cosy Coonara, polished Spotted Gum floors, attic storage and ample off street parking.

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$650,000 - $690,000

INSPECT

Thursday 5:00 - 5:30pm & Saturday 9:30 - 10:00am

CONTACT

Thomas Bechelli 0413 181 461 Rosanna Office 9459 8111

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YALLAMBIE 33 Tom Roberts Crescent Quiet Family Haven Simply move in and enjoy this well presented home, located in the highly sought after Streeton Views Estate. Downstairs comprises lounge, dining, kitchen (stainless steel appliances) with meals area plus family room. Upstairs provides the master bedroom (walk-in-robe and en-suite) plus three further bedrooms serviced by the family bathroom. This bright residence features a downstairs study/sitting room, gas ducted heating, air-conditioners, single lock up garage with internal access and generous north-facing rear yard. Close to schools (View Bank College zone), parklands, public transport and only minutes´ drive to shopping, you don’t want to miss out on this one - call today!

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

$580,000 - $640,000

INSPECT

Thursday 4:00 - 4:30pm & Saturday 3:00 - 3:30pm Photo ID required

CONTACT

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DOREEN 17 The Saddle

Sublime Quality and Space Set in one of the highest points in Doreen with majestic views of the ranges, this high quality home features a huge master bedroom (WIR & en-suite with spa bath), open plan kitchen/dining/family area plus separate rumpus and lounge. PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

$660,000 - $695,000 Saturday 1:00 - 1:30pm Photo ID required Lucas Mcleish 0439 448 599

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EAGLEMONT 399 Lower Heidelberg Road

Entry Level Eaglemont with Art Deco Charm - Land 600m2 (approx) Perfectly nestled behind brick fencing offering privacy, security and ample off-street parking is this immaculately maintained c1949 clinker brick art deco charmer offering outstanding scope for further improvement.

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Tue 11th March at 6:00pm (unless sold prior) PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

$790,000 - $850,000 Thur 4:15 - 4:45pm & Sat 2:15 - 2:45pm Photo ID required Kieran Whaley 0410 587 072 Alex Morgan 0401 524 119

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VIEWBANK 145 Martins Lane

Attractive Single Level Family Home in College Zone! Privately set back from the road, this single level brick home offers low maintenance interiors and is designed to optimise a relaxed, family lifestyle. On land of 608m2 (approx), the residence is within the Viewbank College Zone.

Tue 11th March at 6:00pm (unless sold prior) PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

$500,000 - $550,000 Thur 2:45 - 3:15pm & Sat 1:30 - 2:00pm Photo ID required Alex Morgan 0401 524 119 Kieran Whaley 0410 587 072

Eltham 9431 1222 1022 Main 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 Wed 4:15 - 4:45pm & Sat 11:30 - 12:00pm Photo ID required Alex Morgan 0401 524 119 Kieran Whaley 0410 587 072

Doreen 9717 8801

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YALLAMBIE 325 Yallambie Road

Outstanding Family Value Great family value and potential is offered here with this comfortable, welllocated house enjoying generous rooms and excellent scope to improve for the future. It features an updated kitchen, heating, cooling & established gardens.

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

3 2 1 1

$420,000 - $470,000 Thur 3:00 - 3:30pm & Sat 2:15 - 2:45pm Photo ID required Thomas Bechelli 0413 181 461 Matthew Crick 0430 336 564

HEIDELBERG HEIGHTS 13 Clinton Street

Corner Opportunity In Ever Popular Location - 757m2 (approx) Block This well maintained home offers excellent potential for future development (STCA) or an ideal investment. It includes an expansive rear yard, spacious bedrooms, generous lounge, central kitchen/meals and double garage.

Saturday 1st March at 12:30pm PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

3 1 1 2

$490,000 - $540,000 Wed 5:00 - 5:30pm & Sat 12:00 - 12:30pm Photo ID required Thomas Bechelli 0413 181 461

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VIEWBANK 45 Somerset Drive

Singing Birds, Garden Surrounds and Poolside Entertainment I love this home for its "extremely comfortable and peaceful existence and closeness to everything" - quote from owner. Includes sparkling kitchen with Bosch/Miele appliances, timber floors, heating and refrigerated air-conditioning.

Saturday 22nd February at 11:00am PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

$640,000 - $710,000 Thur 6:00 - 6:30pm & Sat 1:30 - 2:00pm Photo ID required Thomas Bechelli 0413 181 461

Eltham 9431 1222 1022 Main Road

Ivanhoe 9499 7992

153 Upper Heidelberg Road

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ROSANNA 1 / 308 Lower Plenty Road

Red brick Classic on Generous 747m2 (approx) Allotment This attractive red brick family home offers privacy and comfort with opportunity to enhance in this convenient location. It comprises three generous bedrooms, formal lounge/dining, updated kitchen/meals plus an additional living area.

THIS SATURDAY AT 11:00AM PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

Rosanna 9459 8111 131 Lower Plenty Road

3 2 2 2

$490,000 - $540,000 Thur 2:00 - 2:30pm & Sat 1/2 hour prior to Auction Photo ID required Thomas Bechelli 0413 181 461 Matthew Crick 0430 336 564

Doreen 9717 8801

Shop 2, 101 Hazel Glen Drive

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ELTHAM 1 / 7 John Street

Well Cared For And Well Loved! Premier Locale! An exterior image inspired by classic traditions complements the bright and beautifully refreshed spaces of this exceptional single level three bedroom villa set in a boutique, principally owner-occupied development of only two.

Saturday 22nd February at 10:00am PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

3 1 1 2

$450,000 - $495,000 Saturday 12:30 - 1:00pm Photo ID required Peter Don 0410 609 006 Jeremy Cleaver 0403 199 511

ELTHAM 77 Bridge Street

ELTHAM 1/8 Stanley Avenue

A Fresh Start Generous sized rooms define spaces for living, dining and entertaining while a central kitchen overlooks a private deck so that you can continue the fun. Features include newly carpeted bedrooms, ducted heating/cooling and alarm.

Saturday 22nd February at 2:00pm PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

Potential And Position Is Here! This 2 bedroom home, with separate bungalow, is set on over 700m2 offering a blank canvas for those looking to develop, renovate or simply build their new home (STCA). Eltham train station and shops are only a short walk away.

2 1 1

INSPECT CONTACT

Saturday 11:45 - 12:15pm Photo ID required John Haley 0417 352 312 Aaron Yeats 0400 067 024

Eltham 9431 1222 1022 Main Road

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153 Upper Heidelberg Road

$520,000 - $570,000 Saturday 9:30 - 10:00am Photo ID required Peter Don 0410 609 006 Jeremy Cleaver 0403 199 511

GREENSBOROUGH 3 Hobson Street

A Blank Canvas! Seize the Day! Land Size 919m2 (approx) Whether you´re a first home buyer, renovator, builder or developer (STCA), there´s plenty here to tantalise! The original residence comprises 3 bedrooms, large lounge, dining room, sun-room, open kitchen, plus lock up garage.

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Saturday 22nd February at 12:30pm INSPECT CONTACT

Rosanna 9459 8111 131 Lower Plenty Road

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3 1 1 1

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

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

4 Tuesday 4th March at 5pm (unless sold prior) PRICE GUIDE

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

INSPECT

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Peter Koiker 0418 382 959 Aaron Yeats 0400 067 024

3 3 2 6

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DIAMOND CREEK 4 Stone Street A Winning Combination - Style, Views & Location Be quick for this well renovated home; lovely kitchen, stylish bathroom, games room & a choice of outdoor living areas. Large laundry, flat backyard, workshop & plenty of storage. Shops & transport, are close; Eltham & Greensborough an easy drive. Whether you´re looking for your first home or space for the family, this is a must to inspect. Call now!

4 Tuesday 4th March at 5pm (unless sold prior) PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

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$450,000 - $490,000 Saturday 10:45 - 11:15am Photo ID required Peter Koiker 0418 382 959 Aaron Yeats 0400 067 024

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H’BERG WEST 10A Achilles Street Avail 1 Mar $170PW Furn 1BR bedsitter, freshly painted & appliances incl. Contact Di PLENTY 68 Memorial Drive Avail NOW $300PW 4BR, Conarra wood fire & A/C. No horses or pets. Contact Lia H’BERG WEST 15 North Cres Avail NOW $300PW 1BR, laundry facilities w/mach. All utilities incl. Contact Di ELTHAM 5/1104 Main Road Avail 24 Feb $320PW 2BR, new bthrm/laundry & single carport. Contact Bill DOREEN 127 Painted Hills Rd Avail NOW $330PW 3BR t/house, 2 living zones & s/s appl. Contact Amanda BELLFIELD 10 Boronia Court Avail NOW $345PW 2BR, kit/meals, laundry, bathroom & OSP. Contact Steven ROSANNA 7/57 Invermay Gv Avail 18 Feb $355PW 2BR, A/C, elec cooking, single gge & c/yard. Contact Jess H’BERG HEIGHTS 1/144 Porter Rd Avail NOW $360PW Renov 3BR, new carpet, FBs & OSP. Contact Jess ALPHINGTON 4/14 Yarralea St Avail NOW $370PW 2BR, A/C, s/s appl, PBs, laundry & OSP. Contact Julie DIAMOND CREEK 1/42 Haley St Avail 17 Feb $370PW 2BR, D/W, A/C, single garage & OSP. Contact Sarah MILL PARK 76 Mill Park Dv Avail NOW $385PW Renov 3BR, PBs, A/C & double garage. Contact Amanda FITZROY N 6/119 Rushall Cres Avail NOW $390PW 2BR, near new kit, s/s appl & OSP. Contact Julie VIEWBANK 6 Kurrajong Cl Avail NOW $395PW 3BR, renov kit, D/W, A/C, study & shed. Contact Jess

ELTHAM 8 Renshaw Drive Avail 21 Feb $415PW 3BR, rumpus, study, PBs & double carport. Contact Bill ELTHAM NORTH 5 Oonah Close Avail 15 Feb $430PW 3BR split level, ensuite, A/C, PBs & OSPx2. Contact Sarah G’BOROUGH 7/110 St Helena Rd Avail 23 Jan $450PW Dble storey 3BR, ensuite, A/C & double garage. Contact Bill Avail NOW $450PW ROSANNA 2/29 Grandview Gv Renov 3BR, ensuite, s/sys, cooling & dble garage. Contact Di H’BERG HEIGHTS 83 Altona Street Avail NOW $460PW Renov 3BR, PBs, A/C & OSP. Contact Belinda IVANHOE 11/1 Kenilworth Pd Avail 2 Feb $470PW 2BR, D/W, PBs & 2 parking spots. Contact Belinda ELTHAM 5 Peppermint Gv Avail 8 Feb $475PW 3BR, D/H & cooling, double carport & lawns incl. Contact Sarah $490PW H’BERG HEIGHTS 8 Gotha Street Avail NOW Renov 5BR, PBs, A/C & robes. Contact Belinda RESEARCH 4 Pickwood Rise Avail NOW $530PW 4BR, study, cooling, dble garage & lawns incl. Contact Sarah ROSANNA 39B Invermay Gv Avail 14 Feb $650PW 4BR, cooling, s/s appl & double garage. Contact Di DIAMOND CREEK 4 Glen View Crt Avail NOW $680PW 4BR, rumpus, evap cooling, spa & dble garage. Contact Amanda DOREEN 109 Chapel Lane Avail NOW $700PW 4BR on 10 acres, OFP, 2 dams & 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 WATSONIA 2A Lambourn Road Avail NOW $16,600PA 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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Ivanhoe 9499 7992

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Steven Haigh 0401 241 070

Rosanna 9459 8111 131 Lower Plenty Road

Amanda Dow 0437 011 495

Jess Cochrane 0414 249 576

Doreen 9717 8801

Shop 2, 101 Hazel Glen Drive

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Auction this Saturday WATSONIA

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1/18 Princes Street

Character & charm of yesteryear awaits you with this quaint & stylish dual occupancy with street frontage, located in such a highly desired location. Features: 2 beds ( with fitted robes), Ducted heating, Open lounge with split system air conditioning, fully renovated throughout, Private courtyard & established gardens, Oversized car accommodation & off street parking.

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17 Reichelt Avenue

It’s just about guaranteed that this lovely home in a family friendly street & handy position will pull at your heart strings. Features: 3 Large bedrooms, updated bathroom, euro laundry, inviting kitchen, family & meals zone, french doors to rear deck, high ceilings, OFPs, ducted heated, air-con & option of developing (STCA).

AUCTION Auction Quote Melway Contact

Saturday 15th February at 2.00pm $430,000 plus buyers 20:D2 Scott Anderson 0412 855 775 David Oakley 0439 397 284 Office 104 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999 INSPECT THUR 5 - 5.30pm SAT 1.30 - 2.00pm

AUCTION Auction Saturday 1st March at 1.00pm Melway 20:B6 Land size 705m2 approx Contact Scott Nugent 0438 054 993 Simon McEvoy 0412 319 046 Office Cnr Were & Rattray Rd, Montmorency Phone 9434 6666 INSPECT THUR 7 - 7.30pm SAT 10 - 10.30pm

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5 Moola Close

This updated Brick Veneer home is an ideal for 1st home buyers and those looking to add to their investment portfolio. Features: 3 Bedrooms, master with WIR & ensuite, spacious open plan kitchen/meals/lounge, stainless steel kitchen, tandem carport & a short stroll to park, walking/bike tracks, schools & transport.

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Saturday 1st March at 2.00pm $400,000 plus buyers 20:K8 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

20 & 22 Louis Street

Located only minutes from the Greensborough Plaza & Train Station are these two 50sqm shops on separate titles with planning permits for two apartments above or just leave as is and collect the rental. *Approved planning permits for 18sq (approx.) apartments. *Currently returning (total site) $25,500 per annum. *Tenants pay all council and water rates & building insurance.

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PRIVATE SALE

Quote $230,000 plus buyers - per shop Melway 20:K4 Contact Terry Gazelle 0438 196 480 Office Cnr Were & Rattray Rd, Montmorency Phone 9434 6666 INSPECTION By Appointment


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62 Castleton Road

With endless possibilities, a sturdy brick veneer home, and a generous 600m2 allotment, investment in this property will certainly reap rewards. In a family friendly location opposite Castleton Park, and Viewbank Primary within walking distance – this is an outstanding opportunity! Features: Renovation/ development opportunity (STCA), 3 beds, 1 bath, Gas heater, gas hot water, double garage.

AUCTION Auction Quote Melway Contact

Saturday 22nd February at 1.00pm $490,000 plus buyers 20:H9 Land size 600m2 approx David Oakley 0439 397 284 Scott Anderson 0412 855 775 Office 104 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999 INSPECT THUR 5 - 5.30pm SAT 11 - 11.30am

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4/77 Wungan Street

A low maintenance residence within easy walking distance to shops, schools, train station, Latrobe Uni & Latrobe bus, this home ticks all the boxes for 1st home buyers, downsizers, and investors alike. Features: Kitchen/meals, stainless steel appliances, gas cooking, Lounge/dining, 3 robed beds, light central bathroom, Ducted heating, split system air con, Integrated garage.

A very few lucky families will soon be creating their dream homes and lifestyle on one of the most admired pieces of land which has been subdivided into 7 home sites and dubbed Val~d’Oise Estate (French for Montmorency) to inspire a touch of Parisian class and romance for those who simply refuse to compromise where family lifestyle is concerned. All you have to do is choose one of these magnificent sites, ranging in size from 791m2 to 1326m2 approx (STCA) and build your dream home (STCA) with all those personal touches you’ve always wanted and enjoy the wonderful tranquil surrounds of this salubrious suburb. These blocks are handy to the Montmorency cosmopolitan shopping strip, cafes and train station precinct in Were Street, quality Primary and Secondary schools, buses and parklands. (STCA) = Subject to Council Approval. QUOTE PRICE LOT 1 ~ 1326sqm SOLD LOT 5 ~ 813sqm Asking $450,000 LOT 2 ~ 883sqm Asking $550,000 LOT 6 ~ 1070sqm Asking $495,000 LOT 3 ~ 903sqm Asking $470,000 LOT 7 ~ 1326sqm Asking $575,000 LOT 4 ~ 791sqm SOLD

AUCTION Auction Quote Melway Contact

Saturday 1st March at 12.00pm $400,000 plus buyers 20:B6 David Oakley 0439 397 284 Scott Anderson 0412 855 775 Office 104 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999 INSPECT THUR 6 - 6.30pm SAT 1 - 1.30pm

LOT 3 ~ $1,075,000 (Ring for details) Contact: Ryan Buckingham 0423 506 187 Stuart Buckingham 0411 743 336 Scott Nugent 0438 054 993

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