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had never heard a scream like it. Maybe in the movies murderer – an act so appalling that countless parents – the only place where such a visceral, utterly terrified who always believed they would let their children roam shriek of horror would not seem out of place. I had free and take a bus from time to time now probably spotted the young mother a few moments before at the drive their beloved children everywhere. It was, of playground. She was hovering anxiously around her course, a one in a million incident. But one will do. child, warning her to stay close at all times. The little Crime statistics have always made clear that girl dashed this way and that. Then suddenly, children are most at risk from people they know, she disappeared. not malevolent strangers in playgrounds or at that That scream of mad terror will stay with bus stops. The grieving, devastated mother of scream of me always. I cannot adequately describe the poor Luke Batty knows this. terror will instant, emotional shattering of this mother Figures from the Australian Institute of stay with as she dashed frantically looking for her child, Criminology for 2011 reveal 750 abductions me shrieking that someone had taken her. But in a 12-month period, and that slightly more standing silent, rooted to the spot in shock just than half of these were by a stranger. But children five, six paces behind her, was the little girl herself. made up fewer than 20 per cent of the cases. That’s I rushed to the woman pointing out that her child was around 75 abductions by strangers, out of an Australian here and was fine, and then watched the pitiful reunion child population of more than four million. The tireless of terrified mother and equally terrified child, separated Morcombe parents, who do amazing work educating for mere seconds by the ever-present fear of abduction children and parents about the dangers of strangers, and loss. What has made us so afraid? Don’t bother won’t want me to say this, but those figures do not answering that. As I write, the details of the death represent a clear and present danger. But as the royal of Sunshine Coast boy Daniel Morcombe are being commission into child sexual abuse is demonstrating, recounted in unbearable detail at the trial of his accused known and trusted church, school and youth program

leaders certainly can, as can friends, family members and even parents. It is sometimes almost impossible to find equilibrium between real and imagined danger, between improbable threat and possible danger. We can only inform ourselves, make our choices, trust our instincts and, at a certain point, trust our children. At a certain point, we have to decide not to torment ourselves any longer with awful imaginings. Strange how passing intimacies can be so quickly formed. The sobbing mother, her child and I stood with arms wrapped around each other, and I found myself quietly telling this complete stranger that she would drive herself crazy if she believed her child was gone for all time every time she disappeared from view; that we both had a long way to go with our little ones, and that we needed to be calm, strong and confident for them. I don’t know if she heard me. Both mother and child were sobbing too hard for anything more than mute comfort. I was probably speaking out loud for my own benefit really, as I daily confront my own anxieties about the health, well-being and happiness of my child. The shadowy threat of the stranger is just one of them. \

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SARAH MARINOS meets the fastest woman in Formula One

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It has been a harsh winter in Europe But on a cold January morning, Susie Wolff and her Mercedes ML63 AMG are making easy work of the autobahn that snakes between Germany and Switzerland

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olff is driving from a function in Munich to her home in Ermatingen, a picture-perfect Swiss village with its own lake, forests and timber-beamed chalets. Despite the bad weather, the tricky road conditions aren’t a challenge for Wolff. In April 2012, she became development driver for the Williams F1 team, one of a handful of women to join the adrenalin-charged world of Formula One. Next month, Wolff will arrive in Melbourne as part of the Williams 2014 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix team, and she can’t wait to hit the Albert Park circuit. “It’s the opening race so there is always so much speculation and tension,” she says. “It’s a brilliant racetrack, so I think, for a lot of people in motorsport, the Australian Grand Prix is quite special.” Since she stepped into her role at Williams, Wolff has been under intense scrutiny by those celebrating her rise and those who doubt that a woman has what it takes to earn a place on the Formula One starting grid. The down-to-earth, pragmatic Scotswoman doesn’t get caught up in the gender debate. “Yes, I’m one of the few females in a man’s world but I’ve been racing since I was eight years old and I’m simply following my passion. I’m not on a crusade to show what women can do in motorsport,” says Wolff, 31. “But I realise a lot of people are watching my progress to see if a woman can cut it at this level. There are some people waiting to see me fail, but nobody could put more pressure on me than I put on myself. I want to do a good job as Susie Wolff, not as a female racing driver.” Wolff’s racing career began in her hometown of Oban when she fell in love with kart racing while at primary school. By 14 she was British Woman Kart Racing Driver of the Year. It was the start of a series of national and international awards and race titles. In 2000, Wolff was named top female kart driver in the world. “Racing was a hobby until I was 14 and went to a Formula 3 race and realised you could become a professional racing driver. Jenson Button won that day and I think that was when I decided to make a career out of racing,” she says. From karts, Wolff moved to Formula Renault in 2001 and to Formula 3 in 2005. Then came her big break. In 2006, Mercedes invited her to join the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters circuit. The German DTM series is one of the world’s biggest touring-car championships and it was a chance for Wolff to hone her track skills. She left the UK and made a new home in Switzerland. “My boss said I had to learn German and learn it fast. I tried to take lessons in the UK but figured if I was going to do this properly I needed to move.. I settled in Switzerland because I could learn German there and it was a central point in Europe. It was a baptism of fire, though. The Swiss aren’t very open to speaking English so you are forced to learn the language quickly.” Wolff was a popular competitor in DTM, staying until her elevation to the Williams Formula 1 team in 2012. As development driver, she has helped in the evolution of the Williams-Renault FW34 and FW35 FI cars. “Leaving DTM was a big step but in my last year I hit a brick wall and didn’t achieve what I’d hoped,” she says. Wolff clearly remembers the day she arrived at Britain’s Silverstone circuit to test for the Williams role. “I knew it was going to be make or break but I’ve been in this sport long enough to know how to handle pressure. So I told myself to be thankful to even have the chance to drive an F1 car and make the best of it,” she says. “And I knew that Williams would never let me drive a F1 car unless they felt I was ready for it.” Since joining the Williams team, Wolff has driven the Williams-Renault F1 cars many times, working on aerodynamic testing. In July last year she completed

89 laps of the British Grand Prix circuit and was the ninth fastest of 16 drivers. When she isn’t with the Williams team, Wolff is preparing physically and mentally to race. “The races are long, there is no air-conditioning in the car so it gets very hot and you have to train hard to cope with that. So I do a lot of strength training – especially my shoulders, upper arms and neck. “I don’t build muscle mass, because it’s a tight fit in the car and you have to stay lean. But I work on building strength. Every day I do circuit training, strength training, co-ordination and balance training and cardiovascular fitness. “Last year I did specialist neck training using a machine to build neck muscles. In the space of three months my neck grew three centimetres in circumference. My husband was getting a bit worried at that point!” she says with a laugh. “But through the high-speed corners, when you’re travelling at over 200 km/h, there’s a lot of G-force going through your body and you’ve got to be fit.” Mentally, Wolff is also meticulous in her preparation. Before she gets in the car she likes to be alone and listens to fast-paced, upbeat music. “I always get into the car

“some people want to see me fail, but nobody could put more pressure on me than I put on myself” quite early. I don’t like being rushed at all and I need everything to be perfect,” she says. “The helmet has to be done up in the correct way, my hair has to be tied back in the correct way. Everything has to be precise.” Wolff’s rise to the F1 track hasn’t been smooth and she has endured several challenges: financial hardship, career uncertainty, the disappointment of twice missing out on the prestigious Young Driver of the Year award, and the lacklustre finish to her six-year DTM career. “I’ve had many ups and downs,” she acknowledges. “During my time in F3 I ran out of money and I broke my ankle so my prospects didn’t look good at all. I was unsure if I was going to make it at that point.”

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olff’s broken ankle was a result of a slip on ice while out running; she has escaped any serious injuries on the track. “When I got the call to test with DTM, I had nothing to lose. It was my one shot at furthering my career. I was struggling to make enough money to pay the rent,” she says. “Then suddenly Mercedes-Benz made me this offer and I had a car to drive, an income and I was part of a professional race team. I thank my lucky stars for that because it set me on the path that led me to where I am now. “But even when the tough days came, I was doing something I love. I was in the great position of following my dream. I’m a very determined person. When I set a goal I go flat out and I stay focused.” Focus on and off the track is vital for Wolff, who is all too aware of the potential split-second perils of her career. Last year was a difficult one for motorsport. In October, English race driver Sean Edwards was killed in a crash at the Queensland Raceway. In June, Danish driver Allan Simonsen died after he crashed at high speed during the Le Mans 24 Hours event. In October, former Marussia F1 test driver María de Villota was found dead of natural causes in a hotel room

in Spain. She had sustained life-threatening injuries in 2012 while racing in the UK and had lost her right eye and needed numerous operations to repair damage to her face and skull. Wolff and De Villota were friends. “On the day of María’s accident I had a knot in my stomach. I was at the Williams factory and there wasn’t a nice feeling at all. Last year was a tough year in motorsport because of the loss of Sean Edwards and Allan Simonsen. “Leading up to my test with Williams last year, I got a text message from María. By then her dream was over but she sent me a message saying, ‘Go out there and do what we all know you can do’. She passed away when I was at the Japanese Grand Prix and that was really awful, too. “But we do a sport that we love and we are aware that, sometimes, things happen. Sometimes we forget this is a dangerous sport because of the safety advancements in the sport – the cars are designed to disintegrate around us now and the circuits are designed in a way that no big accident should happen… “I know my mum gets nervous watching me. But when I’m in the car I don’t feel vulnerable. I never have fear. I always have respect, but fear? Never.” One of Wolff’s staunchest supporters is her husband, Toto Wolff, whom she met in 2006 while part of the Mercedes-Benz DTM team. Toto is an executive director of the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One team and a shareholder in Williams F1. He is also a former racing driver. “After a race it takes me a couple of days to come down because the adrenalin is running high. You analyse how the race went, what you could have done better and, if it’s a disappointing race, it takes you a couple of days to get over it,” she says. “But my husband is good at that. If I haven’t got back to normal after a few days, he says, ‘That’s enough now, back to real life’.” Wolff says her husband is also an example of the more forward-thinking element of F1 – those who believe women can compete on an equal footing. “The sexism I’ve encountered is from the older generation who competed when there was a bigger chance of fatality and in the day when women were only grid girls or made sandwiches for the team,” says Wolff. “But Toto is of a generation that believes women can achieve things. Slowly but surely, women are coming into senior positions within Formula One because they are the best people for the job.” Wolff is hopeful of one day getting a place on the grid, and hopes each day of training and competing brings her closer to that goal. She’s feeling ready. “But I’m also very much of the opinion that if I feel I can’t get any further, I will stop. I’m lucky to be at the top level of motorsport and if I feel I’ve gone the furthest I can go, I will stop,” she says. And what would Wolff have done if she hadn’t raced fast cars? She bursts out laughing. “The only other thing that comes to mind is downhill skiing,” she says. “The thing I love about my job is the adrenalin, the competition, the speed … I don’t think I would ever have done something normal. It doesn’t fit my character!” \ smarinos@theweeklyreview.com.au

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hen my brother and I were preschoolers, we would wander off to the local milk bar on our own. Presumably mum knew where we were going because she usually gave us money to bring home bread or milk or a packet of Benson & Hedges. Those were the days, hey. Anyway, along the way, there was a house full of kids we called “the toughies”. They were also preschoolers – or we assumed they were because they were also not at school – and I’m not even sure they were supervised because when they saw us pass by their window they would run out and pull our ears and stand on our toes. Not once did a grown-up come out from that house and tell them to stop. When we told mum about “the toughies”, she said next time tell them that sticks and stones will break our bones but words will never hurt us. This didn’t help. If they just called us names, we wouldn’t be hobbling off with aching toes and throbbing ears. So we worked out our own plan. From then on, we went a different way. Geniuses, right? Relying on our wit and cunning to survive in this dubious, lawless neighbourhood where four-year-olds risked their lives for 20 cents worth of mixed lollies. I recall this formative moment because my seven-year-old is having trouble with the school rule, “you can’t say you can’t play”. The concept was invented by a kindie teacher of vast experience who was tired of seeing “boss” groups of kids use exclusion as a power tool in the playground. It’s now pretty much universally applied as an anti-bullying rule in well-meaning primary schools around the world. Thankfully, there’s also zero tolerance for ear-pinchers and toe-squishers

in schools, so we should all be happy it’s just negative feelings such as isolation, rejection and loneliness we now need to fear for our children. Forget about sticks and stones, some words do actually hurt as it turns out. Mine have known the “can’t say you can’t play” rule since kindie, and I have to admit it has helped them along the way, much more than “you get what you get and you don’t get upset”, which they’re a bit less enthusiastic about. But my seven-year-old is having trouble with the concept because the kid who really wants to play with her is an excluder. She wants my daughter to herself, and anyone else who wants to play with them is sent packing. My daughter can’t say you can’t play to the perpetrator because she doesn’t want to break the rule, even though that is exactly what the perpetrator is doing to other kids. What to advise? Her teacher told her to find someone else to play with, but the other kid followed and tried to run the show. Eventually it was just the two of them again. Then she came up with her own plan. When the perpetrator said, “You’re playing with me today”, my kid said, “Actually, so-and-so told me she really, really wants to play with you”. Cunning, yes, and slightly stretching the truth, but she didn’t technically break any rules and no one’s feelings were hurt. Like my little brother and I all those years ago on our dangerous quest for a bag of freckles and cobbers, she just went a different way to solve a problem. Kids are good like that. \ khall@theweeklyreview.com.au

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he statuesque redhead poised in the Victorian velvet armchair by the high, arched windows looks as though she’s been hired to heighten the ambience. Her 1950s-inspired dress and meticulously waved hairstyle are at one with the elegant, eclectic décor at this New York-inspired restaurant and bar. But she’s edgy and, therefore, not totally in character. We overhear her seek assurance that her $200 in vouchers will be sufficient, and used with discretion, on the night. When her tardy date arrives, he’s barely apologetic and hasn’t taken anywhere near the same care with his appearance. For the pro-romantics at the table beside her, it’s a disheartening start to the night. We get off to a jerky start too as we negotiate drink orders with the insistent waitress. But later, events at our table – and the young woman’s – progress positively. There’s plenty of decorator eye candy to loosen the mood, the wine list is decent and there’s a spunky offering of cocktails. The skeleton of the 1889 landmark that houses Publican Group Australia’s latest Melbourne venue was treated with respect as Negroni Bar & Grill was reborn to a State of Grace. In Melbourne, PGA’s stable includes Terra Rossa, Mr Mason, Campari House, Veludo, The Wharf Hotel and event venues. There are siblings in Perth too. At Grace, opened in October, exposed brick walls, worn timber floors and keenly treated plasterwork and cornices are the framework that retains the historic building’s integrity. PGA co-owners Steve Garcia and John Ahern are responsible for the intriguing interior – a time capsule of the last century. A stuffed giraffe leans over timber tables and tangerine upholstered chairs. A cowhide rug and matching menu covers sit below a chandelier built from a bicycle wheel rim and recycled lampshades. Vintage couches wrap around the room. While we found the service a little unpolished at times – the early battle about drinks, glasses never refilled, plates slow to be cleared – State of Grace is a smooth enough operation. The staff also seem to service the subterranean “hidden” bar, Fall from Grace. Their excursions to this tongue-in-cheek covert operation, accessed via a secret doorway, in part explained (but didn’t justify) any anxiousness about orders or lapses in attentiveness. But the atmosphere and the unpretentious, approachable food succeed. Head chef Dylan Evans (ex Pearl, Sydney’s Pier and Trunk circa 2011) has created a menu that doesn’t require too much analysis and so complements the outrageous décor. Classic European-inspired dishes, a concise red-meat-only grill section and smart grazing options will appeal to business folk, city cruisers or tourists who find themselves at the “New York end” of Collins Street. The $19 weekday lunch mains will be popular. Share a plate of extraordinarily good haloumi, with a cake-like

Fine and dine: Head chef Dylan Evans has created a menu that complements the extravagant decor. (chris hopkins)

flavours that my memory is overwhelmed. I recall spongy texture, given sweetness by a scattering of two squares of standout passionfruit marshmallow, a preserved honey-and-spice-enhanced Iranian figs. Fiery square of excellent hazelnut-enhanced chocolate mousse padron peppers, pleasantly treated at the stove, are its crowned with a piece of rich blood orange and sweet, perfect partner. crisp sheet of filo pastry. There was a deconstructed Our grill experience, a 300-gram 200-day grain-fed trifle with macaron-textured pieces of white chocolate piece of meat, left us without complaint and will keep sponge. A square of strawberry parfait reminiscent of the regular suits happy. It was plonked on a board – a semifreddo was topped with slices of strawberry I’m a bit over food on boards – and respectfully and a few dollops of a rich strawberry sauce. treated with a jug of good jus and a smear of there’s This is the chef’s skill and devotion writ large. creamy mustard – ditto smears. plenty of The couple next door head down to Fall The confit lamb is another dead cert for the decorator from Grace, where chandeliers, candelabrae, business crowd. The long-cooked, delicate a decorated deer bust and vividly lit bar meat was rolled into a log and sliced into eye candy combine with plenty of bling to create a discs. Its supporting bed of crushed potato decadent atmosphere. added texture and soaked up the rich Madeira Looking at our bill, which had a modest alcohol jus, a good balance of classic flavours. component and still came close to $200, made me hope Three meal-sized salads and a collection of sides the young woman didn’t blow her budget – or that, if round out the menu nicely. Super-good yucca chips she did, the date paid up. \ could become local legends, and the dukkah-decked ltolra@theweeklyreview.com.au beetroot and labne was a satisfying red-meat partner. Dessert choices – trifle, chocolate mousse and To read more reviews strawberry parfait – are also offered on a tasting plate www.theweeklyreview.com.au/food (another board). It contained so many textures and

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Haloumi with figs

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Fashion \ Jane Rocca MEETS pro SURFER-

turned designer LUKE STEDMAN

uke Stedman traded waves for fashion two years He might have drawn inspiration from one of pop ago and now the former pro surfer is making culture’s darkest heroes (Ian Curtis, the frontman of Joy a splash beyond wetsuits and his surfboard. Division, who committed suicide in 1980), but Stedman His men’s label Insted We Smile is all about exploring has chosen to reference the band’s dark post-punk urban menswear inspired by the sounds of Joy Division sounds (think of their hit Love Will Tear Us Apart) and The White Stripes. through a surprising collection of moody silhouettes. Cool music taste aside, Stedman never thought he’d “I love Joy Division, and I think Ian is cool,” Stedman find a future in fashion, but was keen to explore the says. “I based my trench jackets around him. I also possibility once he stopped surfing competitively. designed a shirt called Inspired by Jack White [of The The ocean still feels like home, but he admits he’s White Stripes], so I guess music and the characters found a new love. He creates clothing for stylish lads behind the beats really inspired this collection, as well as who don’t mind a bit of adventure when it comes to the ocean, as it’s a major part of my life.” dressing themselves – there’s a hint of rock’n’roll cool, Stedman is inspired by the minimalist verve of a dash of folk shoegazer and a bold palette of prints to Belgian designer Kris Van Assche and American amplify your message. designer Jeremy Scott, who will design outfits for Miley Stedman describes himself as a positive guy Cyrus on her Bangerz tour this year. He has who doesn’t have a fixed office space – home is quickly learnt that being successful in fashion “all my where the laptop takes him, so to speak. For means accepting help and guidance from now, it’s Sydney’s Whale Beach. collections those around him. “I really wanted to be creative and, now “I have a lot of friends and family that have have a fun that I’m not surfing competitively, this was had input with my label and I could not have message” the best way for me to try to make something done it without their support,” he says. “I may that has my signature and allows me to have do most of the groundwork, but their advice and self-expression,” says Stedman. direction have been invaluable. I have had to learn He enjoys the process of fashion designing, sourcing that I can’t do everything on my own.” fabrics and nutting out styles that fit his new brand. He spends his time travelling to Europe, the US This isn’t a surfer label – Stedman has opted for street and Asia for work, and was in Paris last September to smart with a fashionable twist. There are tapered pants attend Ellery’s spring/summer 2014 collection, where he and trench coats, as well as fitted shirts with contrast observed her 1970s architecture-inspired silhouettes in banding, torn jeans, cropped pants and casual T-shirts. shades of claret, garnet and black. “All my collections have a fun and positive message,” He is keen to turn blokes on to his label – those Stedman says. “I like to have fun and be happy, so I who are willing to give fashion a go. “Guys are all hope this is how people see my collections. definitely interested in what they wear,” he says. “Being “With this collection I made an extra effort to add fashionable is more accepted these days. I don’t think new fabrics and new categories. We have some heavy guys really care about being labelled that any more, as trench coats, along with seersucker tailored shirting. they are fast becoming the majority.” \ jrocca@theweeklyreview.com.au The IWS boy will be the guy who loves to be fun and won’t be afraid to wear flamboyant garments, but also » www.instedwesmile.com likes to look expensive.”

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urved screen OLED television? So last September. A national retail chain is advertising LG’s 140-centimetre OLED television, the one with the gently curved screen, for $7999, but you can do better than that. An enthusiastic salesperson offered me $7848, today only. Hang on. This is the screen that was unveiled only last September amid glitz and bubbles for $11,999, and it has just plummeted four grand? You’d be a bit depressed if you’d bought one last month. What happened? I suspect it’s all about the Consumer Electronics Show held every January in Las Vegas, where electronics companies show off their new toys and give us an inkling of what’s to come. OLED televisions (it stands for organic light-emitting diode) were high on this year’s agenda. OLED has several special properties. It is technology that can be laid on a surface, in this case curved glass, without adding any appreciable thickness. Hence your OLED telly is only as thick as the glass that hosts it. This is pretty special when you see it for the first time – it’s just a sheet of glass but it’s also a television. Like plasma, there’s no backlighting, so blacks are truly black because, when black is called for, the pixel emits no light at all. Contrast ratios are therefore way better than backlit LCDs and LEDs, and on a par with plasmas. Small OLED screens have been around for decades (lots of up-market car audio screens are OLED) but it is still extremely difficult to manufacture in large sizes. Get up to 140 centimetres and the failure rate is high –

LG OLED television

one independent source says 90 per cent. It suggests that when you pay for your 140-centimetre OLED, you’re also covering the cost of nine that failed. Even so, the industry views OLED as a powerful weapon that is getting us all into the shops to replace our perfectly good plasmas and LCDs with something newer. At the Las Vegas show, Samsung unveiled several, including one that’s bendable. TCL, one of the world’s biggest television manufacturers (it turns one out every 2¼ seconds, 24/7) announced the imminent release of a 140-centimetre OLED. And TCL is into ultra-sharp pricing. Maybe LG decided to put on its

Tech talk verdict \ remarkable Technology

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running shoes and slash a third off the price of its offering. Or maybe, in these fast days, it’s now old tech. Whatever, it’s still a special screen. The technology is remarkable and the picture quality is sharp, deep and gorgeous, with each pixel carrying yellow as well as red, green and blue. The screen has no frame, although there is a narrow black border around the picture and the speakers are in a see-through panel. A good soundbar or speaker stand is still going to do a better job. Samsung also lists a 140-centimetre curved screen OLED on its website but I had no luck finding one. The woman in Doncaster couldn’t find it on the company’s inventory and suggested I ring Chadstone, but the guy there had never heard of it. \ reasdown@theweeklyreview.com.au

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WEll-Being \ it’s true – we really are what we eat

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ood has a profound impact on our health, wellbeing and disease risk. If we seek wholesomeness more often and add physical activity several times a week, our disease risk will decrease substantially. You could expect to be happier, more positive and energised and fit into your clothes. There are five major influences on our eating habits.

absorbed effectively and gastro upsets such as bloating, constipation or diarrhoea can result. This is often mistaken for a food intolerance. Individuals with ongoing sleep disruptions and stress also tend to consume less fibre and skip breakfast. Talk to your loved ones or seek professional help if you have sleep issues or your anxiety levels have peaked.

Sleep

Poor sleep patterns and too little good-quality deep sleep are catastrophic. Deep sleep, stage four in the sleep cycle, is when bodies cleanse and repair. The liver functions in overdrive to “purify” the body and prepare us for the next day. This stage is essential for our body’s relaxation and coping mechanisms. Insufficient time in this sleep stage is associated with hormone imbalances that result in night-time alertness and daytime fatigue, irritability and anxiety. The sleep-deprived have a tendency to seek stimulants such as caffeine and processed sugars. Aim for seven to eight hours of quality sleep a night. Stress beyond our individual thresholds changes body chemistry. Due to the changes in hormone production and transport – and brain signalling messages – there is a disruption to digestion. It is extraordinarily taxing on the body and mind to process high levels of stress. As such, the body withdraws resources typically allocated to digestion and absorption of food and nutrients to modulate the adverse effects of stress. In doing so, nutrients are not

Eat Breakfast

You’ve heard it before – breaking the overnight fast optimises brain function and enhances concentration during the day. It also balances blood sugars, halts ghrelin (hunger hormone) secretion, promotes weight maintenance and reduces risk of disease. Coffee and a protein shake are not suitable breakfast options. Hydration

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An adult human is about 70 per cent water. Water regulates body temperature, protects organs, transports nutrients, carries oxygen to muscles, lubricates joints, prevents constipation and promotes elimination of waste. Aim for one to two litres of water a day, more if exercising frequently. Do not undo the goodness of water by overindulging in booze. Keep It Real

Eat real food. There is no excuse for eating highly processed toxins. Multivitamins and supplements are no substitute. \ sharon brooks

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ELTHAM \ 24 DANDALLO DRIVE

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ot many of us can claim to live on the best street in town. In most suburbs, working out which boulevard or avenue is indeed the finest usually comes with a good deal of debate and contention. In Bundoora, however, that choice is closer to a statement of fact. The top streets are those that border the city-facing side of Bundoora Park – Parkview Crescent and Oakden Drive in the Mount Cooper Estate. This prized location ensures residents don’t just overlook one of metropolitan Melbourne’s largest parks, but do so with the city skyline as a backdrop. As real-estate prices clearly and consistently show, it’s not just the location that puts the properties along this stretch a head above the rest. Perhaps taking their cue from the nearby Bundoora Homestead, these houses are not short on style or size. Like their 115-year-old Queen Anne neighbour, they were built to impress. Mostly double-storey, they tower over the street with handsome, statuesque facades. This neo-Georgian house is a fine example of the quality you can expect to find on Bundoora’s dress circle. The vendors built the house as their dream family home back in 2000, when their kids were teenagers. Quite simply, they chose a luxury builder to build a luxury house where they could entertain and live in style. Now, with half a dozen grandchildren and more space than they need, the vendors are moving on. But they leave behind a house in such excellent condition it may as well have been built yesterday. The Calacatta marble entrance hall makes a stunning first impression as you step inside. Extra-high ceilings fitted with downlights only increase the sense of occasion. The lounge has clearly been designed as a showpiece. Its plush, pale carpets blend seamlessly with the cream walls and luxurious white drapes. The fireplace, with its sleek white surrounds and myrtle mantel, adds a touch of ageless style. There is another gas fireplace in the nearby family hub. This space is tiled and opens to the covered back terrace. This is the ideal place to entertain guests in the summer months, when the garden is full of fragrance and colour. The backyard has a good-sized flat patch of lawn and is framed by big gum trees. The terrace is among the many dining options at this property. You can also eat in the light-filled meals area or the large dining room. It’s not just the kitchen’s spick and span condition that makes it sparkle. It is laden in Black Galaxy granite with a jewel-like, sparkly fleck. The kitchen also has a 900-millimetre stainless-steel oven and timber cabinets. Upstairs, it’s not just the accommodation that impresses. You can enjoy city views from the balcony off the rumpus and from at least two of the bedrooms. The three kids’ bedrooms all have built-in wardrobes and share a bathroom with twin vanities, shower and bath and separate toilet. The main bedroom is opulently big. It has a retreat area nestled in a bay window, his and her walk-in wardrobes, and a palatial en suite with corner spa. Those seeking more accommodation for guests or an elderly, live-in relative could always convert the downstairs study into a bedroom. \ LIAM CARTER property@theweekly.com.au

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Barry Plant \ 9431 1222

Price \ $740,000 – $790,000

Sale by Set Date \ March 4 at 6pm

An enviable hilltop position provides elevated views and, in this case, a level block. It’s almost unheard of in these parts, but there are no steep climbs here. Flat, with a single-storey house, is a winning combination at this property, sure to appeal to families and downsizers. A wide street frontage introduces the nearly 870-square-metre block that easily accommodates a spacious residence, outdoor entertainment areas and room for caravans or boats. The zoned floor plan has four bedrooms along the north-facing wall, the main with an updated partial en suite at the front. Large windows are a feature throughout. The interiors have been modernised, with downlights, blinds and drapes and warm neutral colours. The carpeted living and dining room has a high, sloped ceiling. A central kitchen has glossy blue-gum floors that extend into a meals and living area. An atrium bay window overlooks a fernery and the outdoor terrace. Expanses of full-height windows and sliding doors make this a great entertainment zone. \ EMMA HOUGHTON

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3095

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GREENSBOROUGH \ 2 BLUEGUM COURT

Darren Jones \ 9432 2544

Price \ $500,000 – $550,000

Auction \ February 22 at 12.30pm

Set on 810 square metres, in a quiet court minutes from St Helena College, this house has plenty of room the whole family can enjoy. A large lounge, with a taupe-coloured feature wall, wood heater and polished floorboards, is down steps from the entrance. The casual meals area, with a skylight, can be reached from a designated dining zone. The kitchen has glass splashbacks and a 900-millimetre Blanco stainless-steel oven and cooktop. There’s a paved and clear-roofed outdoor entertainment area and a big backyard where the kids can play. There’s also room for two sheds out the back. The main bedroom is at the front and has a walk-through wardrobe to an updated en suite. Three more bedrooms, two with built-in wardrobes, share the family bathroom, which has pebbled tiles and has a large corner spa bath. This house also has ducted heating and cooling, and a double carport. Greensborough Plaza is close by and there’s a bus stop at the end of the court. \ BIANCA VILLAROSA

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DIAMOND CREEK \ 16 DARIO COURT Sprawled over a 1157-square-metre allotment, this family house offers a high level of comfort and convenience. Minutes from St Helena Marketplace, the property has plenty of room to entertain friends and family all year round. The formal living room, with plush carpet, decorative ceiling roses and an electric fireplace, is at the front. It steps up to the timber kitchen, which has peach-coloured tiles, Miele and Electrolux stainless-steel appliances and a walk-in pantry. The meals area has bifold doors leading to the outdoor dining zone. It has a powered awning and steps down to the backyard and heated pool. The garden has room for a veggie patch and out the back there’s a workshop equipped with a toilet. Back inside, the carpeted family area, with an exposed brick wall and an open fireplace, has uninterrupted pool views. The main bedroom is off the entrance and has a walk-in wardrobe and en suite with a twin vanity. Two other bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and access to the central bathroom. A fourth bedroom, with built-in wardrobes, has been set up as a study but could easily be converted back into a bedroom. This property also has ducted heating and cooling and a return driveway with room to park extra cars. \ BIANCA VILLAROSA

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3089

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Morrison Kleeman \ 9431 2444

Price \ $1 million – $1.1 million

VIEWBANK \ 62 CASTLETON ROAD

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Buckingham & Company \ 9435 0999

Price \ $490,000 +

Auction \ February 22 at 11am

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35 Bronte Street, Heidelberg ................................................................. Price: $690,000 - $730,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday March 1 at 11am ................................................................. OFI Thur 5.15-5.45pm; Sat 2-2.30pm .................................................................

17 Eskdale Court, Eltham North ................................................................. Price: $690,000 - $760,000 ................................................................. Sale by Set Date: Tuesday March 4 at 6pm ................................................................. OFI Sat 1.15-1.45pm .................................................................

This comfortable house on 834sqm (approx) opens directly onto VC Henderson Reserve; a superb position that presents an array of future options.

This well-proportioned, architect-designed residence has multiple living zones, generous bedrooms, superb indoor/outdoor flow, plus a lovely, flat backyard.

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Auction \ February 22 at 1pm

The hustle and bustle at this property on open day can be put down to three things. Buyers were drawn here in droves for the position, the location and the potential. First, the 600-square-metre property is opposite Castleton Park, which gives the house a leafy outlook and adds to the peace and quiet of the surroundings. The parkside position is great for families, as is the property’s location within the Viewbank College zone. Viewbank Primary School is even closer and can be reached by foot in minutes. This house is also popular for what it could become. The mid-century house has strong bones that would support a makeover. Some retro features, such as terrazzo flooring, may be worth keeping, but much of the house presents opportunities for change. The large, flat backyard gives builders a choice when it comes to a rear extension. Some might even go up to steal an even better view of the park. The property also has a detached double garage at the side of the house, which could easily become a studio or gym. \ LIAM CARTER

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VIEWBANK \ 2 MEYRICK CRESCENT On a corner block and opposite Price Park, this four-bedroom house can also be reached from Lyon Road. It has several living areas, inside and out, and has been renovated so you just need to move in. A formal lounge, with grey-coloured carpet, is off the entrance and faces the landscaped front garden. It connects to the informal living and dining zone, which has polished floorboards and off-white walls. The kitchen, with lots of cupboard space, a large corner pantry, glass splashbacks and stone benchtops, overlooks the living area, which has a wood heater. Bifold doors lead to the covered deck with a plumbed and built-in barbecue. This outdoor dining area steps down to the garden, where tall trees line the fence and add to privacy. The main bedroom is upstairs and has a walk-in wardrobe and en suite with mosaic-tile detailing. A big rumpus room is the perfect parents’ retreat and has views over the surrounding suburbs. Three more bedrooms are downstairs. They have mirrored built-in wardrobes and share a separate toilet, a shower room and bathroom with a bathtub. Next door is a large laundry with plenty of storage space. Other benefits of the house include central heating, evaporative cooling, off-street parking and a shed. It is close to Viewbank College, shops and transport. \ BIANCA VILLAROSA

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Price \ $700,000 – $770,000

Auction \ March 1 at 3pm

ELTHAM NORTH \ 59 PARRY ROAD POSTCODE

3081

Nelson Alexander Ivanhoe 9490 2900 4

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21 Leonard Street, Heidelberg Heights ................................................................. Price: $530,000 - $580,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday March 1 at 10am ................................................................. OFI Thur 1-1.30pm; Sat 10-10.30am .................................................................

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11 Gem Court, Diamond Creek ................................................................. Price: $540,000 - $580,000 ................................................................. Private sale ................................................................. OFI Sat 2.30-3pm .................................................................

Fletchers \ 9430 1111 Price \ $460,000 – $520,000 Expressions of interest \ Closing February 25 at 5pm

This solid family house offers scope to improve extend or renovate (STCA). A flexible floor plan includes a central kitchen, dining and sunroom/living.

Set on a 846sqm allotment (approx), this generously proportioned house has been thoughtfully designed to deliver easy livability for the entire family.

Let's eat lunch @ Jam & Cream, 1 Orr Street Let's eat dinner @ Mana Thai Cuisine, 44 Bell Street Let's drink coffee @ Purple Fig Café, 98/98 Bell Street

Let's eat lunch @ Piccolo Meccanico, 57 Chute Street Let's eat dinner @ AD Ryans, 69 Main Street Let's drink coffee @ The Vines Café, 11 Chute Street

An updated interior has added extra appeal to this inviting house in a great Eltham location. A new kitchen and a neutral colour scheme with feature walls that add colour have enlivened the house, which is nearly 30 years old. Well maintained and presented, it also has an effective floor plan that zones the three bedrooms and two bathrooms. A side entry opens up to the north-east facing lounge that has a wood-burning fire and large picture windows. In the kitchen and dining area, south-facing windows continue the feeling of space and airiness. The kitchen has been updated with Caesarstone benches, a mosaic-tiled splashback and stainless-steel appliances, including a six-burner stovetop. The three bedrooms also have big windows. The main bedroom has a walk-through wardrobe to an en suite. The steep, terraced backyard has an elevated gazebo as well as a spa. \ EMMA HOUGHTON

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WATSONIA \ 35 HIGH STREET

IVANHOE \ 1/121 LOCKSLEY ROAD

Morrison Kleeman \ 9435 7666 Price \ $460,000 – $490,000 Expressions of Interest \ Closing February 25 at 6pm

Jellis Craig \ 9481 0633

Price \ $470,000 – $510,000

Auction \ March 1 at 1pm

With a High Street address, it is little wonder that this property is close to postcode everything. Watsonia station and shopping village are only three blocks away. Yet unlike many other High Streets, this road is calm and suburban, allowing residents to live close to shops and services – but in peace and quiet. This tidy, low-maintenance, three-bedroom house is nestled down the end of the street near the back of Loyola College. It’s is also close to Concord School and is but a short stroll away from Loyola Reserve. Families with a child or two or empty nesters are likely to find this property to be the right fit. It has a central living room that connects to a rear paved area through glass doors. It has modest-sized, flat gardens front and back and a single-car garage with internal access. Having only had one owner since it was built, the house is in excellent condition. The kitchen impresses with plenty of bench space. \ LIAM CARTER

This three-bedroom villa unit is one of five in a quiet block and, with its own street frontage, has the feel of a small freestanding house. The spacious unit has front and side courtyards and a driveway to a lock-up single-car garage. The interiors have been updated with a fresh, cream-toned palette. The large living area is a bright space with a wall of multipaned windows. It has a gas heater and access to the front courtyard. The adjoining meals, kitchen and laundry is in original late-’60s condition, with the addition of an updated Westinghouse wall oven. While serviceable, there is potential to reconfigure these adjoining living areas with an open-plan makeover. The large main bedroom is the pick of the three bedrooms, though they all have the big multipaned windows that are a great feature throughout. The bathroom has been updated with a mosaic-tiled floor and eye-catching striped wall tiles. Downsizers and first-home buyers will find a lot to love here, including its proximity to Eaglemont Village and station. \ EMMA HOUGHTON

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Barry Plant Bundoora 9467 5444 3

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Miles Real Estate 9497 3222 3

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Fletchers Eltham 9430 1111 3

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Morrison Kleeman Eltham 9431 2444 4

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37 Mount Cooper Drive, Bundoora ................................................................. Price: $700,000 + ................................................................. Auction Saturday February 22 at 11am ................................................................. OFI Wed 7-7:30pm; Sat 10.30-11am .................................................................

15 Fay Street, Heidelberg ................................................................. Price: POA ................................................................. Auction Saturday March 1 at noon ................................................................. OFI Thur 2.30-3pm, Sat 2-2.30pm .................................................................

13/72-74 Bridge Street, Eltham ................................................................. Price: $400,000 - $460,000 ................................................................. EOI Closing Tuesday 11 March ................................................................. OFI Sat noon-12.30pm .................................................................

29 Springfield Street, Briar Hill ................................................................. Price: $650,000 - $700,000 ................................................................. EOI Closing February 26 at 6pm ................................................................. OFI Thur 5.30-6pm; Sat 12.30-1pm .................................................................

Simply stunning with absolute attention to detail and characterised by classic period appeal, this house is truly a breathtaking standout.

In the prized Viewbank College zone with River Gum Walk, Main Yarra Trail and Warringal Parklands nearby, this house provides an exciting opportunity.

This is low-maintenance living - a stunning townhouse with stylish courtyard garden and easy access to all Eltham amenities. Be quick.

This stylish, sophisticated town residence introduces elegant, quality finishes with an obvious attention to detail across two spacious levels.

Let's eat lunch @ Vorea Grill @ Polaris, 2-6 Copernicus Crescent Let's eat dinner @ Ciao Bella, 1268 Plenty Road Let's drink coffee @ Café Lucio, 9 Plenty Road

Let's eat lunch @ Avatar Indian, 188 Burgundy Street Let's eat dinner @ Pizzeria Amici, 100 Burgundy Street Let's drink coffee @ Scintilla Café, 133 Burgundy Street

Let's eat lunch @ Café Zen Den, 736 Main Road Let's eat dinner @ The Main, 5/906 Main Road Let's drink coffee @ Papa Bear, 972 Main Road

Let's eat lunch @ Espresso 3094, 44 Were Street Let's eat dinner @ Peppercorn Thai, 81 Grimshaw Street Let's drink coffee @ Cherry Red, 61 Were Street

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IVANHOE EAST \ 61 McARTHUR ROAD This 1950s residence has been transformed by a stylish renovation that has equipped it for modern living while retaining the warmth of a traditional family house. With five bedrooms, it manages to pack in the accommodation without compromising intimate, comfortable spaces. The four-year-old renovation created classic interiors with glossy hardwood floors, a cream-coloured palette, marble, Caesarstone and sandstone finishes, and plantation shutters. Plenty of storage space has been cleverly built in, with seating storage inside and out. A commitment to using quality materials is apparent, including a sandstone-paved terrace and swimming pool surrounds. Downstairs, three bedrooms are zoned with a family bathroom. The main has a huge en suite and walk-in wardrobe. An open-plan living, dining and kitchen area has three walls of glass, one of which includes a wall of bifold doors that slide behind the kitchen bench to integrate the indoor and outdoor spaces. The kitchen has a huge Caesarstone breakfast bar and Ilve cooker. A large undercover terrace with built-in barbecue steps down to the L-shaped pool. Frameless glass fencing ensures uninterrupted views. Upstairs, two large bedrooms with built-in wardrobes share a bathroom and retreat. With a great corner aspect towards the city, this is a well-conceived extension. \ EMMA HOUGHTON

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Hocking Stuart Ivanhoe 9499 5611 4

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Barry Plant Diamond Creek 9438 1133 3

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Auction \ March 1 at 1pm

Fletchers Eltham 9430 1111 5

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Miles Real Estate 9497 3222 3

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91 Haig Street, Heidelberg Heights ................................................................. Price: $620,000 - $680,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday March 15 at 11am ................................................................. OFI Thur 3-3.30pm; Sat noon-12.30pm .................................................................

18 Victoria Street, Diamond Creek ................................................................. Price: $470,000 - $520,000 ................................................................. Sale by Negotiation ................................................................. OFI Sat noon-12.30pm .................................................................

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

148a Ford Street, Ivanhoe ................................................................. Price: $590,000 - $630,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday March 1 at 2pm ................................................................. OFI Thur 4.30-5pm; Sat 1-1.30pm .................................................................

This house has a lounge with open fireplace, a family bathroom with separate toilet, an outdoor barbecue area, rear garden and single-car garage.

Need space for many cars? This neat and tidy family house has a study and updated kitchen/meals in one of Diamond Creek's most convenient locations.

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

Standing proudly with an impressive street presence is this excellent townhouse in a popular parklands location. Enjoy the quiet ambience.

Let's eat lunch @ Café Matto, 136 Burgundy Street Let's eat dinner @ Jade Kingdom, 235 Waiora Road Let's drink coffee @ Café Burgundy , 138 Burgundy Street

Let's eat lunch @ Vines Café, 11 Chute Street Let's eat dinner @ Narai Thai, 72 Main Hurstbridge Road Let's drink coffee @ Platters Café, 67 Main Hurstbridge Road

Let's eat lunch @ Bridge Inn Hotel, 1425 Plenty Road Let's eat dinner @ Uday, 10/95 Hazel Glen Drive Let's drink coffee @ Two Beans & A Farm, 10 Hathfelde Blvd

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AUCTION Saturday 15th March at 3.00pm

An excellent solution for first or second home buyers and investors. This spotlessly appointed home is positioned for convenience, close to 2 local Primary Schools, bus and train links and a short walk or drive to Greensborough Plaza. Features: Three bedrooms with robes, Family bathroom + laundry with 2nd shower + 2 toilets, Ducted heating + 2 air conditioners, Lounge + dining room/central kitchen/separate family room, Attic or 4th bedroom, Outdoor deck with spa, Updated roof + tandem garage + plenty of outdoor storage solutions.

INSPECTION THURSDAY 5.00 - 5.30pm SATURDAY 11.00 - 11.30am

Quote $440,000 plus buyers Melway 20:K6 Land size 558m2 approx Contact David Oakley 0439 397 284 Scott Anderson 0412 855 775 Office 104 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999

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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 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 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 3 - 3.30pm SAT 12.30 - 1.00am

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Living is easy in this stylish new Townhouse, light and airy, with a crisp contemporary decor and flowing indoor & outdoor spaces. Features: Kitchen/meals/living zone, stunning kitchen, 3 robed bedrooms, pristine bathroom, ensuite & powder room, secure yard, water tank, garden shed, double lock-up garage & storage/wine cellar.

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Auction Quote Melway Contact

AUCTION

Saturday 15th March at 1.00pm $500,000 plus buyers 19:J11 Sue Stone 0416 055 159 Stuart Buckingham 0411 743 336 Office 104 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999 INSPECT THUR 5 - 5.30pm SAT 1 - 1.30pm


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This inviting townhouse in a quiet Briar Hill locale boasts a stylish sandstone entrance, 2 living zones, sunny low maintenance courtyard, and unrivalled convenience. Features: 3 Robed bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, powder room, European laundry, quality kitchen, first floor balconies, ducted heating, evap cooling & double lock-up garage.

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Saturday 15th March at 12.00pm $400,000 plus buyers 21:B2 Sue Stone 0416 055 159 Stuart Buckingham 0411 743 336 Office 104 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999 INSPECT THUR 6 - 6.30pm SAT 12 - 12.30pm

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.

AUCTION Auction Quote Melway Contact

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 10 - 10.30am

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Brand new home set to the back of the block for peace and privacy, yet only a few minutesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; walk from the heart of Greensborough! Features: Single level living, 2 robed bedrooms with soft new carpets, light-filled open plan meals/living zone, quality kitchen with granite benchtops and Sydney Blue Gum floors, generous courtyard, split system (H & C) & remote DLUG.

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Saturday 8th March at 2.00pm $400,000 plus buyers 20:J3 David Oakley 0439 397 284 Scott Anderson 0412 855 775 Office 104 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999 INSPECT THUR 7 - 7.30pm SAT 3 - 3.30pm

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.

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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Set in a private position, this impeccable Townhouse is beautifully presented from top to bottom. With a flowing indoor/outdoor floor plan, contemporary living space, and spacious bedrooms with master bedroom and ensuite downstairs – this is comfort and style made easy. Features: Open kitchen/dining/lounge, 3 beds with BIRs, Ensuite and 2nd bathroom, powder room, ducted heating/cooling, Integrated single garage.

AUCTION

Auction Quote Melway Contact

Saturday 1st March at 11.00am $450,000 plus buyers 20:F1 Craig Frost 0413 018 033 Scott Anderson 0412 855 775 Office 104 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999 INSPECT THUR 6 - 6.30pm SAT 11 - 11.30am

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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

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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 2 - 2.30pm

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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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.

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Lower Plenty 7 Roseburn Court The Finest In Family Living The perfect synthesis of all things required and desired for world class resort style living; indoor and outdoors seamlessly morphs from one to the other to create a truly enviable lifestyle. A stunning Smeg equipped granite kitchen provides a sensational "control room". While anchoring a massive family living zone that sweeps through to a rumpus room with granite bar, fully equipped home theatre and a refined formal living and dining, it also provides a view to the pool and tennis court for piece of mind and easy entertaining. A triple car garage complements a second, spotless five car garage. Perfect for collectors, it also offers access to a gym and a studio/music room. On a landscaped 4019m2 (approx) and with hydronic heating and refrigerated air-con leads a list of every conceivable inclusion this inspired home sets the standard for a life of luxury in a premium pocket. Expressions Of Interest: Offers Close 11th March at 5pm (Unless Sold Prior)

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968 Main Road, Eltham 9431 2444

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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.

Eltham / Greensborough / Doreen

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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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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.

Eltham / Greensborough / Doreen

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Diamond Creek 28 Candlebark Close Perfectly Prestigious Inside, Outside And Poolside If you´re searching for grand scale entertaining and accommodation within the St Helena College zone then your quest stops with this irresistible, modern, family home. Multiple formal and casual living spaces blend seamlessly with a huge decked alfresco area and pool to provide the best in family living. On a landscaped allotment that introduces stunning plantings and easy care astro-turf for good looking no fuss greenery all year round, this sophisticated, impeccably detailed home is the lifestyle investment that you have always dreamed of. Expressions Of Interest: Offers Close Monday 17th March at 6pm (Unless Sold Prior)

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Expressions of Interest Inspect Thursday 5:30 - 6pm & Saturday 12:30 - 1pm Contact Gayle Blackwood 0408 776 070 Contact Graham Morrison 0417 101 997 Office 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431 2444 Web propertyinprofile.com.au/28candlebark

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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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Expressions of Interest Inspect Saturday 11:30am - 12pm Contact Rocco Montanaro 0412 379 171 Office 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431 2444 Web propertyinprofile.com.au/123thompson

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Diamond Creek 2/34 Chapman Street

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Innovatively Designed For The Ultimate Indoor-Outdoor Lifestyle Innovatively designed for the ultimate indoor-outdoor lifestyle, and to take full advantage of an outlook to 30 acres of protected parklands, this stunning home flows seamlessly from beautifully fitted, climate controlled interior spaces to a relaxing alfresco. Professionally styled with neutral tones complementing stunning Messmate flooring, and an extensive use of stone through the deluxe kitchen, ensuite and family bathroom, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s simply no better way to live the single-level life in Diamond Creek.

Briar Hill 29 Springfield Street This stylish, sophisticated town residence introduces elegant, quality finishes with an obvious attention to detail. Two living areas, alfresco, larger than expected rear yard, & easy access to Greensborough enhance a home often sought but rarely found. EOI: Close 26th Feb at 6pm.

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

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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.

Eltham / Greensborough / Doreen

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Private Sale Inspect Saturday 2:30 - 3pm Contact Alvy Buffon 0412 674 461 Office 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431 2444 Web propertyinprofile.com.au/11gem

Eltham North 2/183 Ryans Road This renovated three bedroom home in the St Helena college zone introduces a sanctuary of easy care designer style. Fresh paint, new carpets and timber floors enhance an interior offering spacious open plan living, sleek new kitchen, and main bedroom enjoying direct access to a sublime, indulgent bathroom.

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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 1/183 Ryans Road This low maintenance haven entices with its contemporary touches and inviting spaces. An inspired update introduces two living areas, contemporary kitchen, new ensuite & designer bathroom. In the college zone, with the bus at the door & Eltham close.

Watsonia 35 High Street This immaculate three bedroom home, a few minutes walk from the delights of Watsonia Village, the station and a variety of schools is not too small for families and not too large for couples who enjoy the luxury of space.

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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 morrisonkleeman.com.au

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Private Sale Inspect Saturday 11:30am - 12pm Contact Marilyn McGibbon 0411 559 088 Office 2/86 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough 9435 7666 Web propertyinprofile.com.au/35high

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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.

3 Saturday 22nd February at 11am INSPECT

CONTACT

Wednesday 7:00-7:30pm Saturday 10:30-11:00am

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Cathy Liu 0402 529 753 Bundoora Office 9467 5444

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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!

2 Saturday 22nd February at 1pm INSPECT

Thursday 6:45-7:15pm Saturday 12:30-1:00pm Photo ID required

CONTACT

Bundoora 9467 5444 4 / 1177 Plenty Road

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

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BUNDOORA 76 Snake Gully Drive Luxuriously Appointed in Prestigious Mt Cooper Estate! With sheer class and style, it boasts superb floor plan to compliment an enviable lifestyle, instant great sense of space upon entry with 2.7m high ceilings and open plan to an abundance of living with spacious formal lounge and adjoining dining, huge warm family room with built-in theatre system - projector, screen & speakers, Tasmania Oak flooring, sleek kitchen with stone bench tops, Blanco SS appliances,900mm freestanding oven, the spacious dining & family zone provides easy entertaining access to the elegant undercover alfresco, great size study or double bedroom with abundance of storage. Upstairs features include third rumpus/living; 4 robed double bedrooms, with amazing ensuite to master, WIR and spa.

4 Saturday 15th March at 12pm INSPECT

CONTACT

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

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Loretta Khoo 0437 751 641 Nora Li 0433 631 968 Bundoora Office 9467 5444

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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 parentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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!

4 Saturday 1st March at 12:00pm INSPECT

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

Bundoora 9467 5444 4 / 1177 Plenty Road

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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.

3 Tuesday 25th February at 6pm (unless sold prior) INSPECT

CONTACT

Wednesday 5:00-5:30pm Saturday 9:15-9:45am

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Cathy Liu 0402 529 753 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!

2 Saturday 1st March at 11am INSPECT

Wednesday 5:00-5:30pm Saturday 11:00-11:30am Photo ID required

CONTACT

Bundoora 9467 5444 4 / 1177 Plenty Road

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David Moxon 0413 673 636 Brett Barnett 0410 726 314 Bundoora Office 9467 5444

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WATSONIA NORTH 35 Hakea Street SUMMER LOVINâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Boasting light filled formal living areas in addition to adjoining kitchen/ meals area. Step outside & be further amazed with the beautiful ambience alfresco area to entertain the family & friends, watch the kids whilst they swim. Easy to maintain polished floor boards throughout other than cosy carpet featured in bedroom spaces. Featuring 3 generous sized bedrooms, main with ensuite and WIR, BIR in alternate 2 bedrooms & principal bathroom spacious. Economical evaporative air-conditioning & heating plus ceiling fans ensure ever-soaring bills are maintained at a minimum.Step downstairs and treat yourself to your own private six seater spa bath. Then move into the rumpus room & further entertain family & friends or even your own private office from home.

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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 View Sat 11:00 - 11:30 Prue Jones 0419 352 439 Krystyne Dupont 0434 779 913 Ivanhoe 9499 1276

Ivanhoe 26 Seddon Street 9499 1276

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

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Auction

Saturday 22nd February at 2.00pm

Inspection

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

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 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.

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 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 3-3:30pm

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 36 Gilbert Road

Saturday 15th March at 2.00pm $560,000-$610,000

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Sat 3-3:30pm

Land

303 m2 approx.

Contact

Gordon Whale 0419 335 459 Sue Lacey 0412 898 202

Office

9497 3222 | 9459 5666

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RARE FIND IN AN ELITE LOCATION A prestigious location with a big reputation precedes this handsome home on a compact block destined to meet your low-maintenance lifestyle needs, with potential to extend/rebuild (stca). A leafy garden setting (303m2 approx) conceals this superbly-proportioned home with the option of 2 large BRs or main plus formal dining. Includes north-facing living, kitchen, bathroom, central heating, alfresco entertaining and OSP. Stroll to parks, trains and shopping.

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

Auction

Saturday 22nd February at 11.00am

ESR

$800,000-$880,000

Inspection

Thu 4:30-5pm, Sat 10:30-11am

Land

642 m2 approx.

Contact

James Davis 0405 687 817 Helen Witchell 0413 741 158

Office

9497 3222 | 9459 5666

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IVANHOE 6/5 Kenilworth Parade PEACE OF MIND IN A PERFECT LIFESTYLE PACKAGE Live it, love it then lock up and leave as this elegant 2BR contemporary villa unit looks after itself while you enjoy a low-maintenance lifestyle near shopping, cafes, train station and Nellie Ibbott Reserve. Quietly towards the rear offering living/dining, granite gourmet kitchen, pristine bathroom, European laundry, heating/cooling, alarm, sunny courtyard garden and off-street parking on title.

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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For Sale ESR

$495,000

Inspection

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

Contact

Damien Carter 0438 850 166 Peter Scott 0459 223 994

Office

9497 3222 | 9459 5666

Auction

Saturday 1st March at 11.00am

ESR

$580,000-$630,000

Inspection

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

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 2:30-3pm

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

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 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 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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Saturday 22nd February at 2.00pm

Inspection

Wed 2:30-3pm, Thu 5:15-5:45pm, Sat 1:30-2pm

Land

650 m2 approx.

Contact

Sue Lacey 0412 898 202 Stewart Oldmeadow 0412 119 277

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9497 3222 | 9459 5666

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Saturday 1st March at 12.00pm

Inspection

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

Land

665 m2 approx.

Contact

Stewart Oldmeadow 0412 119 277 Paul Carbone 0418 541 169

Office

9497 3222 | 9459 5666

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ROSANNA 19 McCrae Road

Auction

Saturday 22nd February at 12.00pm

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

ESR

$700,000-$750,000

Inspection

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

Land

610 m2 approx.

Contact

Gordon Whale 0419 335 459 John Levingston 0410 978 144

Office

9497 3222 | 9459 5666

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Saturday 15th March at 11.00am

ESR

$520,000-$560,000

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VIEWBANK 23 Eamon Drive A FAMILY FOCUS IN THE VIEWBANK COLLEGE ZONE Pinpoint perfect in a prized position central to Viewbank College, primary school, Viewbank Reserve and Price Park, walk with ease to wherever you want from this most appealing 3BR and study family residence. Offers secluded rear garden with entertainment terrace and delightful outlook, spacious living room, kitchen/family meals, central bathroom, ducted heating, air-conditioner, alarm and double carport.

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Sat 11-11:30am

Land

599 m2 approx.

Contact

John Levingston 0410 978 144 Brad Pearce 0409 679 414

Office

9459 5666 | 9497 3222

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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.

VIEWBANK 35 Kambea Crescent IRRESISTIBLE INDOOR-OUTDOOR FAMILY INSPIRATION From pretty landscaped profile to fabulous rear alfresco oasis, this stunning 4BR family residence is a freeflowing beauty with a fabulous emphasis on excellent quality, elegant living and exceptional entertaining. In the Viewbank College zone near River Gum Walk, transport and shopping; featuring lounge, dining, family room (Cheminees Philippe fireplace), huge entertaining area, fully-appointed kitchen, glorious bathroom and garage.

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Auction

Saturday 1st March at 3.00pm

ESR

$700,000-$770,000

Inspection

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

Land

632 m2 approx.

Contact

Paul Carbone 0418 541 169 Brad Pearce 0409 679 414

Office

9459 5666 | 9497 3222

Auction

Saturday 15th March at 12.00pm

ESR

$700,000-$770,000

Inspection

Sat 2-2:30pm

Land

825 m2 approx.

Contact

Brad Pearce 0409 679 414 David Blythe 0413 283 303

Office

9459 5666 | 9497 3222

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MACLEOD 4/61 Strathallan Road

Saturday 15th March at 1.00pm $380,000-$415,000

Inspection

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

Contact

David Blythe 0413 283 303 Brad Pearce 0409 679 414

Office

9459 5666 | 9497 3222

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DELIGHTFUL VILLA SECONDS TO THE VILLAGE A welcome opportunity to walk straight in and enjoy, this wonderful 2BR villa unit is perfectly positioned to effortlessly wander to Macleod Village shops and cafes, park, fitness centre and train station. Strengthen your property portfolio or simply settle in with this bright single-level home thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brimming with appeal including private courtyard garden and car space on title.

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YALLAMBIE 16 Conder Close

ROSANNA 28 Bellevue Avenue

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.

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.

Auction Inspect Contact

Saturday 1st March at 11.00am Wed 3:30-4pm, Sat 10-10:30am Paul Carbone 0418 541 169

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

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Auction Inspect Contact

Saturday 22nd February at 12.00pm Wed 1:30-2pm, Sat 11:30-12pm Paul Carbone 0418 541 169

Office 9459 5666 | 9497 3222 Brad Pearce 0409 679 414

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HEIDELBERG 35 Bronte Street

HEIDELBERG 2A Edgar Street

REMARKABLE OPPORTUNITY ADJOINING PARKLAND 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, or rebuild (STCA) on 834m² (approx).

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.

Saturday 1st March at 11.00am Thu 5:15-5:45pm, Sat 2-2:30pm Greg Taylor 0409 090 611

ESR $690,000-$730,000 Office 9459 5666 | 9497 3222 David Blythe 0413 283 303

Auction Inspect Contact

Saturday 22nd February at 1.00pm Thu 6-6:30pm, Sat 12:30-1pm John Levingston 0410 978 144

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

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HEIDELBERG 1/127 Hawdon Street

HEIDELBERG 13/69 Hawdon Street

CONVENIENCE, QUALITY, COURTYARD & CAR SPACE That elusive combination of quality and convenience is a refreshing feature of this ground-floor apartment taking pride of place to the front of a tightly-held block. Features light-filled living and dining, updated kitchen, courtyard garden plus covered car space.

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 22nd February at 1.00pm Thu 5:15-5:45pm, Sat 12:30-1pm Gordon Whale 0419 335 459

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Office 9497 3222 | 9459 5666 Stewart Oldmeadow 0412 119 277

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Auction Inspect Contact

Saturday 1st March at 1.00pm Thu 2:30-3pm, Sat 1-1:30pm Paul Carbone 0418 541 169

ESR $480,000-$520,000 Office 9459 5666 | 9497 3222 Brad Pearce 0409 679 414

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IVANHOE EAST 7/176 Lower Heidelberg Road

IVANHOE 148A Ford Street

SIZE SURPRISE IN PEACEFUL REAR POSITION Big, bright and brilliantly presented, an exciting opportunity for first-home buyers and investors is packaged with peace and privacy in this spacious ground-floor apartment. Set to the rear including car space on title, this delightful dual entry home will impress.

MODERN STYLE & SPACE IN PARKLANDS ENVIRONS Standing proudly with an impressive street presence is this excellent 3BR townhouse in a popular Darebin parklands location. Features air-conditioning, central heating, nth facing living, granite kitchen, entertainersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; courtyard and remote-control DLUG.

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

Auction Inspect Contact

Saturday 1st March at 2.00pm Thu 4:30-5pm, Sat 1-1:30pm Damien Carter 0438 850 166

ESR $590,000-$630,000 Office 9497 3222 | 9459 5666 Sue Lacey 0412 898 202

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Saturday 1st March at 2.00pm Thu 3:30-4pm, Sat 10-10:30am James Davis 0405 687 817

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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 10:30-11am Paul Carbone 0418 541 169

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

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Auction Inspect Contact

Saturday 22nd February at 11.00am Thu 4:30-5pm, Sat 10:30-11am 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

HEIDELBERG HEIGHTS 36 Lawson Parade

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).

BROAD APPEAL TO ACHIEVE GREAT HEIGHTS Extra wide frontage provides the warmest of welcomes for buyers wanting to maximize a wonderful lifestyle opportunity. This comfortable 2BR classic on 667m2 (approx) offers exciting scope to explore the options from renovation to rebuilding (STCA).

Auction Inspect Contact

Saturday 1st March at 11.00am Thu 3:30-4pm, Sat 11-11:30am Peter Scott 0459 223 994

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

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BELLFIELD 9 Davidson Street SIZE & SCOPE DIRECTLY OPPOSITE PARKLAND Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 1:30-2pm, Sat 10-10:30am Stewart Oldmeadow 0412 119 277

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

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Auction Inspect Contact

Saturday 15th March at 12.00pm Sat 1-1:30pm Gordon Whale 0419 335 459

ESR $430,000-$460,000 Office 9497 3222 | 9459 5666 David Blythe 0413 283 303

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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 2-2.30 & Sat 11.30-12 $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 12-12.30 $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 1-1.30 & Sat 10-10.30 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 Thur 1-1.30 & Sat 2.30-3 $690,000 - $730,000 Ivanhoe | 9490 2900 Liz Walker 0412 659 140 James Labiris 0409 094 767

HEIDELBERG HEIGHTS 2/79 Lloyd Street PRIVATE AND SPACIOUS This contemporary rear villa unit (one of two) is designed for low-maintenance living. Filled with light, it comprises spacious living/dining flowing to paved courtyard, 3 double BRs (all BIRs, ensuite to main), stylish Blanco kitchen and bathroom/laundry, plus LU garage, carport, ducted heating, refrigerated cooling, ample storage and garden irrigation.

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AUCTION Sat 8 March at 10.30am INSPECT Thurs 5.30-6 & Sat 10.30-11 GUIDE $420,000 - $460,000 CONTACT Annalise Newell 0402937607 Liz Walker 0412659140 Ivanhoe | 9490 2900

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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. 70 The weekly review \ FEBRUARY 19, 2014

Saturday 1st March at 11:00am INSPECT

CONTACT

Thursday 6:00 - 6:30pm & Saturday 11:15 - 11:45am

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

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ELTHAM SOUTH 3 / 638 Main Road (enter off Mt Pleasant Rd) The Pinnacle of Modern Town Living! Positioned in a very quiet, discrete service road in Eltham South and boasting the address of one of the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s highest quality townhome developments, is this incredibly stylish, spacious and modern home offering everything a young professional/downsizer could want! Features include 2.7m ceilings throughout, polished timber floors, granite bench tops and high quality European appliances in the kitchen, alarm, ducted vacuum, expansive outdoor courtyard and double garage. Located in the gateway to Eltham, with a bus stop & parks at your doorstep, the Eltham township (including train station) and Doncaster are less than 8 minutes drive from the home. Enviable, high quality properties such as this are seldom found so call today!

Tue 18th March at 6:00pm (unless sold prior) INSPECT

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

CONTACT

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

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ELTHAM 40 Dandallo Drive Something For The Whole Family Set on an 847m2 (approx) allotment this exceptional property is complemented by a welcoming floor plan, perfect for any growing family. Three good-sized bedrooms plus study and dual living zones with open plan kitchen and living area comfortably accommodate while a relatively flat grassed back yard is well shaded and provides a perfect setting for outdoor entertaining. The residence is located in the St Helena School zone, with easy access to walking tracks, parks and Eltham township only a short drive away. Showcasing a large home for fun, ring the family and tell them you have found the one!

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Saturday 15th March at 11:00am PRICE GUIDE

$670,000 - $730,000

INSPECT

Thursday 5:00 - 5:30pm & Saturday 12:00 - 12:30pm

CONTACT

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ELTHAM NORTH 2 / 43 Banks Road Inner City Style In Private Oasis Amongst The Gum Trees Built in the late 1970’s on land of 1400m2 (approx), this double brick home supporting a suspended slab separating the children’s bedroom quarters to the upstairs master bedroom and living zones, confirms this spectacular residence was architecturally ahead of its time. Four bedrooms and two renovated bathrooms will impress and a fireside lounge adjoining the stunning kitchen and meals area makes it ideal for entertaining. Step outside with draping wisteria and lush native style gardens leading out to an in-ground swimming pool with rock wall and waterfall creating your own private oasis. A children’s play area is grassed and car accommodation consists of two covered plus two extra car spaces.

Saturday 15th March at 1:00pm PRICE GUIDE

$750,000 - $820,000

INSPECT

Thur 6:00 - 6:30pm & Fri 2:30 - 3:00pm & Sat 11:00 - 11:30am

CONTACT

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ELTHAM 5 Kyne Place A Peaceful, Private Retreat! Serenity, privacy and lots of space inside and out are available here at this wonderful property located at the top of a quiet court. Situated on a 1,257m2 block (approx), the split level home comprises three spacious bedrooms (master with en-suite), study, separate lounge, dining and family/meals area, new kitchen with stainless steel appliances, expansive alfresco space, double garage and a large shed. Features include timber lined cathedral ceilings, open fireplace, ducted heating, a great yard and location close to all amenities including schools, public transport, shops and walking tracks. Hurry to inspect!

3 Tue 18th March at 6:00pm (unless sold prior) PRICE GUIDE

$570,000 - $620,000

INSPECT

Saturday 3:45 - 4:15pm Photo ID required

CONTACT

John Haley 0417 352 312 Aaron Yeats 0400 067 024 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 10:00 - 10:30am 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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PLENTY 31 Treetop Terrace Outstanding Residence In Prestigious Estate Set on the high side of the road amidst trees and green shrubbery is this magnificent residence that will impress those looking for comfortable living on a grand scale. The motel suite style main bedroom offers a huge en-suite, walk-in-robe and retreat. The open plan living incorporates an immense gourmet kitchen, semi-circular meals space and spacious family area with picture windows that provide light from all directions. The land is 1000m2 (approx) and landscaped to provide privacy and plenty of room for kids and adults to play or entertain. Features include ducted heating, cooling and vacuum, plus double garage. This superb property is close to transport, schools, shops and the Ring Road.

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PRICE GUIDE

$875,000 - $975,000

INSPECT

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

CONTACT

Leon Clark 0411 045 281 Eltham Office 9431 1222

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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 ducted heating, cooling, updated kitchen and bathrooms, Jacuzzi, heated in-ground pool, alarm and double carport.

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

$700,000 - $770,000

INSPECT

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

CONTACT

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

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VIEWBANK 47 Graham Road Beautiful, Desirable VIEWBANK - Land 536m2 (approx) Perfectly located in the heart of Viewbank, this home will impress with its versatile accommodation that can be configured as four bedrooms plus study! Charming living and dining areas flow straight out to the covered deck promising an enviable lifestyle complemented by a modern kitchen/ meals, study plus rumpus room or generous sized fourth bedroom. Upstairs provides a central two-way bathroom, three bedrooms (BIRs) of which two access the front balcony. Including a double carport and multiple water tanks, this property will suit investors or home buyers due to its close proximity to desirable Viewbank College.

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

$620,000 - $680,000

INSPECT

Saturday 12:00 - 12:30pm

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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.

THIS SATUDAY AT 11:00AM INSPECT CONTACT

Thur 6:00 - 6:30pm & Sat 1/2 hour prior to Auction Photo ID required Thomas Bechelli 0413 181 461

Eltham 9431 1222 1022 Main Road

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Ivanhoe 9499 7992

153 Upper Heidelberg Road

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VIEWBANK 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

Rosanna 9459 8111 131 Lower Plenty Road

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$500,000 - $550,000 Thur 5:00 - 5:30pm & Sat 10:00 - 10:30am Photo ID required Alex Morgan 0401 524 119 Kieran Whaley 0410 587 072

Doreen 9717 8801

Shop 2, 101 Hazel Glen Drive

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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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BELLFIELD 1 / 123 Liberty Parade

Charming 2 Bedroom Unit This freshly renovated two bedroom unit enjoys yard space for keen gardeners. You will discover freshly polished timber floorboards, renovated bathroom, open plan kitchen/meals/living area (brand new appliances) plus study nook.

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

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

$790,000 - $850,000 Thur 4:00 - 4:30pm & Sat 11:00 - 11:30am Photo ID required Kieran Whaley 0410 587 072 Alex Morgan 0401 524 119

PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

$440,000 - $480,000 Thur 4:30 - 5:00pm & Sat 12:00 - 12:30pm Photo ID required Josh Saunders 0407 011 901 Aaron Silluzio 0414 422 299

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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

$490,000 - $540,000 Wed 5:00 - 5:30pm & Sat 12:30 - 1:00pm 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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MACLEOD 3 Melrose Avenue

Quality and Comfort in Convenient Location Low maintenance 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/family area plus north-facing covered outdoor space.

THIS SATURDAY AT 2:00PM INSPECT CONTACT

Rosanna 9459 8111 131 Lower Plenty Road

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Thur 5:00 - 5:30pm & Sat 1/2 hour prior to Auction Photo ID required Thomas Bechelli 0413 181 461

Doreen 9717 8801

Shop 2, 101 Hazel Glen Drive

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ELTHAM NORTH 29 Kelway Crescent

Private Parkland Pocket - Land 708m2 (approx) This private family home abuts a reserve and is brimming with natural finishes. The light-filled living areas and updated modern kitchen overlook majestic gum trees. The outdoor entertaining options are endless with lovely timber decks. PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

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$630,000 - $700,000 Thur 6:30 - 7:00pm & Sat 11:00 - 11:30am Photo ID required Romeo Rigoni 0412 126 646

MONTMORENCY 13 Graeme Avenue

Totally Renovated! The Charm Of Timber! With its own warmth and character, this home has been renovated & updated throughout and features spacious and airy rooms, new bathroom, new kitchen, new carpets, polished boards, GDH, A/C plus an outdoor covered paved area. PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

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$490,000 - $530,000 Saturday 2:00 - 2:30pm Photo ID required John Gilbert 0418 365 954

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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.

THIS SATURDAY AT 12:30PM INSPECT CONTACT

Saturday 1/2 hour prior to Auction Photo ID required John Haley 0417 352 312 Aaron Yeats 0400 067 024

Eltham 9431 1222 1022 Main Road

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Ivanhoe 9499 7992

153 Upper Heidelberg Road

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ELTHAM 77 Bridge Street

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.

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Saturday 1st March at 10:30am INSPECT CONTACT

Rosanna 9459 8111 131 Lower Plenty Road

Saturday 3:00 - 3:30pm 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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DIAMOND CREEK 22 Old Diamond Creek Road Diamond Ridge Estate - 23 Blocks Coming Soon - 5 Already SOLD Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of distant mountain ranges. With a wide choice of blocks to suit a variety of budgets and house styles, this is a limited opportunity that should not be missed. In the St Helena School Zone and just a short drive from the Metropolitan Ring Road and Greensborough Plaza Shopping Centre, the convenient location here is a real winner.

PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

From $220,000 Rep on Site Saturday 12:00 - 1:00pm Justin Booth 0417 034 369 Peter Koiker 0418 382 959

MOUNTAIN VIEWS - BIG BLOCKS - SMALL BLOCKS - FLAT BLOCKS - WIDE BLOCKS

NUTFIELD 156 Bannons Lane North History, Charm & Privacy - On 20 Idyllic acres (approx.)! A stunning character filled mud brick home (origins dating to Circa 1912) with large living areas and plenty of accommodation. Ideally positioned on acres of pasture that´s perfect for equestrian pursuits, viticulture or hobby farming. With a ménage, stables, day yard, plenty of shedding, large veggie garden, orchard, dams and watering systems.

Diamond Creek 9438 1133 62c Main Hurstbridge Road

4 Tuesday 4th March at 5:00pm (unless sold prior) PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

$1,000,000 - $1,100,000 Saturday 1:30 - 2:00pm Photo ID required Peter Koiker 0418 382 959 Aaron Yeats 0400 067 024

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HURSTBRIDGE 44 Wattletree Road

Divide and Conquer - Huge 1130m2 block Sub-divide (STCA), build, or move in. 2 great sized bedrooms, study, bungalow & huge carport/garage/mezzanine. This home has potential only limited by your imagination. In a tranquil setting, only minutes from central Hurstbridge. PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

$360,000 - $390,000 Saturday 10:00 - 10:30am Photo ID required Warren Grace 0407 335 937 Justin Booth 0417 034 369

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YARRAMBAT 134-156 Bannons Lane

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Epitome of Style - 20 Acres Sweeping verandahs, rooms of grand proportions and quality at every turn. Rich timber paneling to the main living area & natural earthy tones create warmth that emanates from all directions. Privacy and a large shed too. PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

$1,150,000-$1,250,000 Saturday 2:00 - 2:30pm Justin Booth 0417 034 369 Warren Grace 0407 335 937

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PLENTY 68 Memorial Drive Avail NOW $295PW 4BR, Conarra wood fire & A/C. No horses or pets. Contact Lia H’BERG WEST 15 North Cres Avail NOW $295PW 1BR, laundry facilities w/mach. All utilities incl. Contact Di ROSANNA 3/350 Lwr Plenty Rd Avail 6 Mar $300PW 2BR, A/C, BIRs, laundry & dble carport. Contact Meaghan ELTHAM 5/1104 Main Road Avail 24 Feb $320PW 2BR, new bthrm/laundry & single carport. Contact Bill ROSANNA 3/13 Ellesmere Pd Avail NOW $330PW 2BR, refurb bthrm, PBs, & OSP. No Pets. Contact Jess BELLFIELD 10 Boronia Court Avail NOW $345PW 2BR, kit/meals, laundry, bathroom & OSP. Contact Steven H’BERG HEIGHTS 1/144 Porter Rd Avail NOW $360PW Renov 3BR, new carpet, FBs & OSP. Contact Jess DIAMOND CREEK 1/42 Haley St Avail 17 Feb $370PW 2BR, D/W, A/C, single garage & OSP. Contact Sarah $375PW DOREEN 43 Merredin Circuit Avail NOW 4BR, PBs, D/Vac, cooling & double garage. Contact Amanda RESERVOIR 9/15 Chenies St Avail 18 Feb $380PW 3BR d/storey, ensuite & single garage. Contact Meaghan VIEWBANK 6 Kurrajong Close Avail NOW $395PW 3BR, renov kit, D/W, A/C, study & shed. Contact Jess G’BOROUGH 10/171 St Helena Rd Avail 7 Mar $395PW 3BR, D/W, PBs, cooling & dble garage. No Pets. Contact Jess ELTHAM 8 Renshaw Drive Avail 21 Feb $415PW 3BR, rumpus, study, PBs & double carport. Contact Bill

H’BERG HEIGHTS 1/73 McEwan Rd Avail NOW $415PW Renov 3BR, decked alfresco area & OSP x 2. Contact Belinda DOREEN 20 Laurimar Blvd Avail NOW $420PW 4BR, powder rm, D/H, cooling & dble garage. Contact Amanda ROSANNA 2/29 Grandview Gv Avail NOW $450PW Renov 3BR, ensuite, s/sys, cooling & dble garage. Contact Di HEIDELBERG 4/186 Hawdon St Avail 4 Mar $450PW 3BR, ensuite, D/W, A/C & single 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 $470PW 3BR, D/H & cooling, double carport & lawns incl. Contact Sarah H’BERG HEIGHTS 4/27 Forster St Avail 20 Feb $480PW 3BR, ensuite, D/W, cooling & double garage. Contact Meaghan IVANHOE 225 Waterdale Rd Avail 4 Mar $550PW Part furn 3BR, cooling, robes & dble carport. No Pets. Contact Julie ELTHAM NORTH 13 Arcadia Way Avail NOW $560PW 3BR, study, D/W, u/cover pool & dble garage. Contact Bill ROSANNA 39B Invermay Gv Avail 14 Feb $650PW 4BR, cooling, s/s appl & double garage. Contact Di 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 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 H’BERG HEIGHTS 102 Bell Street Avail NOW $30,940PA Approx 50sqm shop & dwelling, rear car parking x 3, roller door & storage space. Figure excludes GST. Contact Steven

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

Sarah Craigie 0409 945 774

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Meaghan Fennell 0401 019 859

Ivanhoe 9499 7992

Bill Diamantopoulos 0431 401 720

153 Upper Heidelberg Road

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

Belinda Dimitrijevska 0413 720 244

Julie-Anne Jenkins 0434 100 225

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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, chefâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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.

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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

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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.

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Thurs 4.00 - 4.30pm & Sat 3.00 - 3.30pm 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

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Heidelberg HeigHts 119 Edwin StrEEt Position and Potential in Convenient locale With approximately 665sqm of level land unfolding before you, steer this generous property in the direction you choose whilst appreciating the existing comfortable home or consider the options to renovate, redevelop or subdivide (STCA). Excellent proximity to La Trobe University, Burgundy Street Shops and Café’s, transport and parklands. This weatherboard home features two bedrooms, formal lounge and dinning, kitchen opening on to family room. Impressive garden block includes single garage and low maintenance surrounds.

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Thurs 4.00 - 4.30pm & Sat 12.00 - 12.30pm Sat 8th March - 11.00am 31 / G2 $520,000 - $575,000 Mark Dixon 0423 395 699 Christopher Macey 0411 330 311 Ivanhoe 9499 5611 Greensborough 9432 1988

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Heidelberg HeigHts 91 Haig Street Perfect location, Huge block, deceptively spacious House with Plenty of scope On a beautiful big block with a sun drenched northern aspect, this deceptively spacious brick home offers a functional zoned floorplan with the focus on living. Offering lounge with open fire place, 3 bedrooms (BIR’S), family bathroom with sep toilet, central kitchen opening to the generous sized family room & 4th bedroom with stunning cathedral ceilings. A delightful alfresco bbq area opens to the extensive rear garden, shedding & single lock up garage. Extras are heating, polished floors and a location within easy reach of all amenities. This property is the perfect family home or options to add to your investment portfolio, renovate or redevelop the 808sqm of land. (STCA) 4A

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Thurs 3.00 - 3.30pm & Sat 12.00 - 12.30pm Sat 15th March - 11.00am 31 / G1 $620,000 - $680,000 Christopher Macey 0411 330 311 Ivanhoe 9499 5611 Greensborough 9432 1988

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Rosanna 1 Milford Grove Prime Residential Land with Location to Match Set in a sought after Rosanna pocket, this charming family home offers possibilities to all buyers. With accommodation comprising large sun filled kitchen & dining/family room, spacious lounge, 3 good sized bedrooms, central bathroom plus extra toilet & separate laundry. Features include heating, cooling, double garage with plenty of storage areas, & well maintained gardens. The home also provides buyers the opportunity to place their own finishes to the home or has appeal to make the most of the generous 770m2 allotment whether it be as a dream home site or multi unit development STCA. Surrounded by quality homes & next door to a park & only minutes from shopping, transport, schools, cafes & restaurants. 3A

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Thurs 5.00 - 5.30pm & Sat 2.00 - 2.30pm Sat 15th March - 3.00pm 20 / B12 $610,000 - $660,000 Christopher Macey 0411 330 311 Ivanhoe 9499 5611 Greensborough 9432 1988

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