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he Boston ivy is winning. The grass is losing. of a vermin infestation: fight all you like, it will win in The Virginia creeper is beyond control; the Little the end. Gem magnolia is struggling. The Vietnamese I think it takes a particular skill to end up with all mint is a goddamn weed; the poor old sage can’t cope. the wrong things in forceful bloom in one’s garden, so In the strict hierarchy that should be the well-ordered thanks for that. I just don’t know how I’ve managed to garden, my little plot has lost the plot. get it so wrong. Everything that should be thriving is being I feed the camellias religiously (at the beginning overtaken by anything else defined as a weed or and at the end of the football season, my I’ve a pest or simply too difficult to control. mother told me); I am particularly careful uncorked I always liked to think I had a green thumb with the gardenia the kids gave Russell for his – but now I realise it’s the wrong one. I’m birthday (Epsom salts whenever I can, and a a green good at growing the stuff that everyone else tough prune). genie … ruthlessly cuts out. I lay into that Vietnamese mint pitilessly, It seemed like a good idea at the time – the but none of it seems to make a difference. quick satisfaction of a wall of consoling green While my back is turned for just a few days, the provided by a creeping vine, and the riot of autumn vines and creepers and nuisances take over, creeping colours that comes with it. into and starting to strangle the trees themselves. The The first year it’s fine; the second year it’s splendid, interior of the house darkens behind the thicket, and and complete strangers pause on the street to take even though my patch is small, it seems all too much to photos of the display. take on. But the third year, well – it’s the horticultural version I suspect this is a failure of impulse control on my

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amantha Armytage is coping well with fame. Maybe there’s still a bit of the country girl in her keeping it real. Still, being on television – she’s the co-presenter of Channel Seven’s Weekend Sunrise – can change things. “I try to make time for friends and do social things a couple of times a week, catch up with people, more than anything to keep it real, to make sure you’re hanging out with people and finding out what’s going on in the real world,” she says. Some stars find it hard to keep it real. “Not for me, because I don’t think I get carried away with it. But at certain times of your life you’re sitting in a situation where you think, ‘Wow, this is a pretty unreal world’. “You’re meeting incredibly famous people and the next day you’re on a plane to go to the Melbourne Cup. Then you’re back in town doing photo shoots, and you go, ‘Whoa’. (It’s important to) not to get swept up by it and not take yourself too seriously.” She doesn’t appear to do that. Armytage has gone from a shy teenager from the Snowy Mountains to front and centre on television, in people’s living rooms at a time of the morning that lends itself to intimacy and an affectionate forgiveness for on-air stuff-ups. She’s become Our Sam, and you get the feeling this amazing journey still slightly startles her. I ask if she had ever overheard a conversation about herself? “I was in a café in Balmain six months ago and I heard some people at the next table say, ‘Blonde newsreader Samantha Armytage …’ I couldn’t hear what they were saying, and when you hear your name you want to hear what they’re saying.” Did she edge closer? “Yes. But I still couldn’t hear. And they didn’t know it was me. And you wouldn’t because I had sunglasses on. When I go to the café, it’s my gym gear on. I felt like spinning round and saying, ‘You know she’s a great girl’. But I didn’t.” Sam Armytage is a no-nonsense type with the sort of laugh that makes whatever she’s laughing about sound

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Keeping things real is what makes Weekend Sunrise co-host Samantha Armytage tick, writes PETER WILMOTH.

Armytage says. “We had winter shows and gymkhanas. I loved Black Beauty and The Black Stallion.” But there were city influences, too. “I got the Madonna showbag at the Cooma Show in 1985,” she says. “Black bangles, some kind of net thing you put over your head, a fluoro money pouch. I loved Madonna. I had posters of horses and Madonna. And Michael Jackson’s Thriller was the first cassette I owned. My sister was a little bit trendier, a bit more with it.” The Armytages had an interesting Melbourne connection. The family owned Como House in South Yarra and sold it to the National Trust in 1969. “We’ve had family reunions; my aunt got married there,” Arymtage says. “If we were in Melbourne, we’d go in and say hello and potter around, and we kids would pretend that we still lived there.” Her grandfather carved his initials in a window – they can still be seen today. “Grandpa went to boarding school at Geelong Grammar and would go at the weekend to Como and stay with his aunts,” Armytage says. “He stole one of their diamond rings one day and carved his initials in the attic.” At the age of 13, Samantha Armytage was sent to boarding school in the eastern suburbs of Sydney. She’d been to Sydney only twice before and was terrified. It was not a happy start. “I cried for a term,” she says. “When mum and dad first sent me I felt, ‘Why are you doing this?’. Then after a term I made friends. Girls are tricky at that age, at all ages, but that age particularly. Then you’ve got to find your little spot, and it was one of

“The chemistry has always been there but we’re really hitting our stride now where he is like a big brother … he can be like an annoying big brother but I love him.” a bit funnier. It’s a quality that has served her well as a morning television host where a lot can go wrong and a lot can be unintentionally funny. And useful when you’re working with a classic Aussie “bloke” such as Andrew O’Keefe, with whom she has been together on screen for five years. “The chemistry has always been there but we’re really hitting our stride now where he is like a big brother,” she says. “He can be like an annoying big brother but I love him. We get on so well on and off screen.” Armytage grew up the eldest of three on a property outside Adaminaby, 52 kilometres out of Cooma in the Snowy Mountains; Banjo Paterson country. “I was a very shy girl and a very polite girl,” she says. “Ask my mother and there would be no way she would have seen me doing what I do now, which is not the most shy and polite industry. “We were real country kids. We skied all winter; we rode horses all summer. I went to a school of 24 kids, six kids in my year. I was the school captain.” Television didn’t play a big part in the family’s life. “Our TV was fuzzy reception,” she says. “I remember trying to watch The Goodies. If the wind blew the wrong way and moved the aerial, we had no TV. “And we weren’t allowed to sit inside and watch TV. If you said to my father, ‘I’m bored’, he’d say, ‘There are 16,000 acres (6474 hectares) out there; I’ll see you at night-time’. We’d just get on a horse and go.” The Armytages ran sheep and cattle, with the kids sometimes helping to muster on a motorbike. “I had posters of horses all over the walls of my bedroom,”

the best things mum and dad ever did.” Armytage knew it was a privileged environment. “I’d sit on the lunch lawn and we’d have our Vegemite sandwiches and we’d look up the harbour to the bridge. As a 13-year-old you don’t fully appreciate it but every now and again you’d look up and think, ‘Wow, I’m not in Adaminaby any more, Toto’.” She soon enjoyed school. “They were all country kids, too. We were all in the same boat. By high school I became a bit of a class clown, bit of a smart alec. But the shyness is still there underneath. I’m not that great with people I don’t know. I had to become more independent and toughen up a lot.” After school she had a gap year in England, cooling her heels after a not-spectacular final year of school. Then she thought maybe she’d like to be a journalist. “I could always write and I like telling stories. And I could be funny. But I didn’t know what to do with it.” She got a job at Sky News reporting out of Canberra, which was great experience. “It was exhausting. At Sky, I covered the bushfires, then the Iraq war, then the election. I did not stop. In the grand scheme of things, it was a really lucky start.” In 2003, she was headhunted by Seven. After news reporting and more presenting, Armytage received a call from the executive producer of Weekend Sunrise. “It was a Sunday morning and I was a young reporter so I was probably hungover. He said, ‘Can you get into the studio in half an hour? We just want to screen-test you next to Andrew (O’Keefe).’ “There was something on the autocue and we read

that, then we just starting chatting and laughing and being stupid, which continues to this day. In my earpiece from the control room he said, ‘I love it, you’ve got it’. I thought, ‘I’ve got what? What am I being offered’?” Her star rose quickly. Last year she was a contestant on Dancing With the Stars. “I’ve always been quite active and quite sporty and quite co-ordinated, so I thought when I agreed to do it that I’d be better at it. And I wasn’t. Oh my God, I was bad at it. The crew used to say to me, ‘Just enjoy it’. So I did go in genuinely thinking I would just enjoy it. “But it is actually quite a serious competition. The more it went on and the more I realised I couldn’t do it, the more I was determined to enjoy it, laugh through it and take it lightly, which I think irritated the judges.” Still, she made it to the semi-finals. “My mother said, ‘When they announce you’re going through to the next round can you please stop rolling your eyes?’ But everybody else there wants to keep going. I didn’t need to win it. Just being part of it was enough for me.” Armytage, 36, has been the subject of newspaper articles discussing her weight. One recent article was headlined “I lost 5kgs and a boyfriend”. “For some reason people seem to be interested in my weight and my love life,” she says. “I think it’s because they see me as a normal girl; because I’m not that stick-skinny kind of girl that we’ve come to expect on TV. And I think that resonates with a lot of people who watch at home. “They think, ‘That’s a normal-looking girl’. Which is terrible if there are so many skinny girls that someone who’s a size 12 and quite normal has to stand out for being normal … But I think there are a lot of girls out there like me, and on-air these days, there are a lot of girls who are more normal-looking.” The discussion of her weight in the media was confronting for her. “It shocked me during Dancing because I had never thought of myself as being … it had just never been discussed … it was the first time my weight had ever been called into question in the newspapers. At first I was horrified, ‘Why are they all talking about my weight? Who cares?’ You get used to these things. “You put on weight, you lose weight, it’s just the way life goes. I feel for the girls who have babies and have to be subjected to that kind of discussion in the papers because it can be very hurtful and it’s very personal.” And TV is an unforgiving medium with nowhere to hide. Did she ever think, ‘‘Oh dear, did I just say that?’’ “Often,” she says. “It’s morning television. Most of it is not scripted. Especially with what Andrew and I do on weekends. You have to roll with it.” She gets into make-up at 5am. “I’m OK in the mornings these days. I’ve had to become a morning person. There was a time in the early days when it was tougher to get to bed earlier. But I still do what normal people do. I go to weddings and I go out and go to dinner. I just make sure I’m in bed at a reasonable time. Which is good. We should all be doing that.” She laughs … that self-deprecating, I’m-not-taking-myself-tooseriously laugh. As I leave, and ponder her story, it strikes me that this infectious laugh of hers is her secret weapon and that, when we’re talking laughs, she’s having the last one. \ pwilmoth@theweeklyreview,com.au we welcome your feedback @

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bout a year ago we moved into a new house. It’s lovely, everything is in the right place and I finally have an en suite. But in the new house, we can hear what our neighbours are up to. Which means they can hear us, too. In our old house, we lived next to an elderly couple. With the exception of some strange middle-of-the-night coughing and the odd conversation about whether or not the weekly catalogues from Coles had arrived yet, we rarely heard from them at all. But then they packed up and went off to a nursing home and a young family moved in. That’s when I realised our houses weren’t all that soundproof after all. Our old neighbours were quiet people who may well have done nothing but read supermarket catalogues, but our new neighbours were like us – a rambunctious, out-of-control bunch. At night, I could hear their kids running up and down on the floorboards and I’d think the noise was being made by mine, even though I knew they were asleep in bed. It took me ages to work out whether my mind was playing tricks on me or we were being haunted by the ghosts of kids who never slept. Every time I ran into the mum next door (who is now my friend), she’d say: “Oh my god, I am always sick with worry thinking you can hear me screaming at the kids. We are so feral.” And I would say: “Same, same, same.” But it’s not like that in our new house with its new neighbours. Right now, I can hear the mum playing gleefully with her child in their backyard and – I don’t want to cast aspersions or anything – she does only have one so far, which I’m hoping is why I haven’t heard a lot of screaming. The parenting gloss hasn’t worn off yet.

But, oh, what that hopeful, happy young parent hears from me! “Would you stop swinging that poor dog on the hammock,” and, “Don’t leave your toys outside, who do you think will bring them in later?” And a perennial favourite – “Dinner’s ready”, followed five minutes later with, “Dinner’s ready, and if I have to say it one more time I’m feeding it to the dogs”. Then there’ll be some other empty threat about dinner and the bin or some poor starving kids in Africa a few minutes after that. She must be choking on her organic tofu. All the time now, especially when I’m in the backyard, I’m having strange, out-of-body moments when, halfway through some rant, I think my neighbour may be listening. That’s when I hear my own voice, mid-scream, and realise I sound like a tired old witch. Maybe that’s why no one’s coming for dinner. Years ago, we lived in Dublin, in a flat in an old nunnery. It sounds kind of romantic but it was damp and cold and there was a payphone in the hall, which says it all really. The landlord was a thieving old snake who put a thin wall in the middle of one large room to make it two – one of which became our bedroom, the other a bedroom of the flat next door. I know you’re probably thinking, “Oh dear, the things they must have heard, oh the hysterical shenanigans of the wild young couple next door.” But there was no young couple next door. Instead, there was a middle-aged man who slept all day and all night and all I could ever hear was the sound of him snoring. I was worried sick for him. It’s not always that good to hear your neighbours, their loud conversations or their quiet ones – and sometimes it’s not that good to hear their just-plain-quiet. But did I mention our new next door neighbours have an outdoor spa? Oh, the things we hear! \ khall@theweeklyreview.com.au we welcoMe your feedback

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barista \ leanne tolra reviews GarDiner anD FielD last week. The business partners had been eyeing off the milk bar on the corner of Union and Orchard streets in Armadale and its 18 month-long renovation process involved loads of help from family and friends. Gardiner and Feldy, who met and kindled their ambition for joint café ownership while working at nearby Woodstock Espresso Bar in High Street, say Kate and Jazz were the inspiration behind the café’s chic interior. The three-month-old venture is tucked into the quiet backstreets of Armadale, opposite evergreen turf tennis courts and shaded by sturdy old-suburb trees. Its menu is short but inventive, featuring spiced quinoa, pumpkin and chickpea fritters and rhubarb and strawberry tortillas (think chilled crépes) cheerily garnished with orange and mint. Coffee is roasted by The Maling Room in Canterbury. There’s a secret house blend of four premium beans, a rotating single-origin and a weekend espresso blend named Black Mamba that’s 50/50 Yirgacheffe and Honduras beans. Gardiner and Feldy are sporting Movember moustaches this month as part of their business policy to support

12 charities each year. So far they’ve raised $900 for ovarian cancer research with a 100km walk, $800 for the Heart Foundation and $1200 for Beyond Blue.

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head barista duties. Feldy began making coffee at Woodstock Espresso Bar 10 years ago, while he was still at school. He spent five years there and another two at 30 Mill Café in Malvern. He’s had no formal training but has learnt “from people who have a wealth of knowledge”. Gardiner, who spent 3½ years at Woodstock, first made coffee in an Ashburton café aged 14. He polished his skills in London, but says he realised how little he knew when he returned home and found a job at The Maling Room. Their new café has a gleaming Synesso Cyncra espresso machine and a 1980s Rancilio manual lever machine, each used for the coffee that suits it best. A house-blend espresso, served in a glossy mint-green cup, will be a viscous drop rich with caramel and toffee overtones and a mild cherry-like acidity. A three-quarter café latte will be refined, with a mid-palate burst of honey and a milk-chocolate finish. \ ltolra@theweeklyreview.com.au

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Single yellow rosebuds sit in tiny vases in the centre of each table and dark denim aprons hang from pegs at this former milk bar. White walls are offset by matte-charcoal trimmings and modern artworks. There’s a big communal table in front of the fireplace in a sunken rear room, and neat rows of smaller tables line up against broad windows. Four giant-sized light globes hang over the front counter, showing off the barista’s station and the array of tempting treats. Outside, sturdy timber tables let dog walkers and pram pushers rest and soak up the sun. \

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estaurateur Chris Lucas loves a catchy name – first he gave us Chin Chin, now there’s Baby. Like its predecessor, Baby has been wildly popular ever since opening (last month). Staff say they’d expected at least breakfast would be calm to begin with, but the place has been pumping pretty much from dawn ’til late, every day. I imagine there’s a brief lull between 4pm and 4.15pm, but otherwise it’s all systems go-go-go at The Restaurant Formerly Known as Pearl. Another thing Baby and Chin Chin have in common is a language tape playing on loop in the toilets. At Baby, you can learn to say io non copisco in the time it takes to tap the kidneys. Genius. Obviously, décor-wise, the two diverge. Where Chin Chin is warehouse Asian with sexy masonry, street art and crowd-pleasing Thai from a Nahm-trained crew, Baby is conceptualised Italian trattoria with a trio of native chefs dishing up crowd-pleasing cucina. Aside from the location, recessed from Church Street within a pizza’s toss from the bridge, you wouldn’t recognise the once-hallowed altar of Geoff Lindsay’s duck curry. The red light bathing the entry and white-painted interiors conjure a traditional trattoria, with a dash of renovator chic in the canvas backdrops and wood floors. Leather-cushioned banquettes and cool Bentwoods in filing-cabinet grey with tan leather detailing lift the tone but the mood is very definitely relaxed, loud, bright and busy as Christmas. There are some excellent staff here – like wine guy Shane, possibly the most charming somm in Melbourne – and also some duds. Things go pretty smoothly on a late-ish weeknight, but Sunday lunch is amusingly skewiff. Staff bring the wrong wine to us, forget a carafe at the table next door, and then deliver us the wrong pizza. Even when the right one arrives, it’s still slightly wrong. Its puffy, pan-fried dough is dressed with melting, creamy mozzarella burrata, basil leaves and tomatoes straight from the fridge. Not caramelised as the menu promised, but raw, chilled and sliced. A prosciutto pizza is more on the money – a simple arrangement of thin, crisp crust topped with pukka produce like fior de latte and San Marzano tomatoes. Such quality ingredients are the backbone of the menu, from the trio of cold cuts in the salumi misti to the free-range chicken cacciatora, but the kitchen doesn’t always do them justice. There is ricotta with mint and broadbeans, served on a too-crisp, too-thin bruschetta. What could be a light, summery muddle of seasonal ingredients on chewy charred toast is a crunchy bread wafer with bruised mint and lacklustre beans. Tuna tartare also lacks that just-fresh shimmer. I like the intense savouriness of capers, feisty olive oil and chilli, but too much salt smothers the tuna flavours. That said, they do a cracking calamari. The go-to dish on so many Italian menus is presented here as short strips of squid flash-fried in a sizzling pan and then tossed with rocket leaves and crushed olive. The balance of sweet fish and salty olive is just right.

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Pity the waiter whisks away the plate before we’re quite finished. There’s a heavy Italian emphasis to the wine list – in origin as well as grape variety – but bottles are priced reasonably, with plenty in the $40-$50 bracket, and at least one for $39. Our pasta has been made on a chitarra, apparently,

A fine dish: Blue-eye cod with clams, tomatoes and potato chunks. (DarrIaN TrayNor)

a stringed box (chitarra = guitar) over which the pasta is rolled gently to extrude square spaghetti ribbons. It’s cooked in very salty water and served with porky garlic sausage chunks, chilli and wild greens – also amazingly salty but not in an awful way. Me piace molto. We want the rabbit braised in white wine and peas, but they don’t have it, so we settle for the blue-eye with clams, tomatoes and salsa verde. There’s plenty of charred and juicy white fish seasoned with sweet herbed tomatoes, and pipis for texture and taste. There are also potato chunks that feel unnecessary, but it’s still a fine fish dish. Desserts cover some of the greatest hits of Italian dolci, from tiramisu to the individual lemon tarts that are all the rage this Sunday lunch. We snack on more rustic sfinci instead, four fried pastry bombs crusted in cinnamon sugar and a hint of orange zest, with a so-so chocolatey goop in which to dip them. The sorbet and gelati selection wins rave reviews, from the mango (super) to the nougat (wonderful). Sorbets, spaghetti and calamari aside, I’m not blown away by the cooking. But friends who are also dining this sunny afternoon tell me later they thought Baby was fantastic – “though maybe a bit loud”. They live just nearby, so their opinion is the one that matters. \ khill@theweeklyreview.com.au To read more reviews

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The art of cuptage

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the grapes that go into Cava are fermented separately and then combined as a blend, a process called cuptage in Catalan. When the blend is complete, the wines are bottled and undergo a second fermentation, which creates the fizz. each of the grapes used in the blend adds different characters. here’s what the region’s three main grapes add to the wines:

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here’s a saying in the Spanish town of Sant Sadurní d’Anoia that its children are baptised twice – first at the church and then with a nip of the local sparkling wine, Cava, at the celebration that follows. Cava is more than a drink in Catalonia – it’s a way of life. It’s everywhere – from a glass of it with a pastry in the Boqueria market before starting the day to the local back-street Cava bars where time stands still and the heaving Can Paixano Cava bar in the beachside Barcelona suburb La Barceloneta. In Sant Sadurní d’Anoia, a 40-minute train ride east of Barcelona and home to 80 Cava producers, it’s estimated that 70 per cent of the town’s population is involved in the Cava industry. Cava is not just a name, it’s a classified wine region, which sits in a triangle between the towns of Tarragona, Montserrat and Penedes. Law decrees that Cava must be made in the same way as Champagne – with a second fermentation and ageing in the bottle – and that the vines cannot be irrigated. The vines are grown over limestone soil, which retains moisture and helps the vines survive often-baking conditions. I visited the cellars of the Cava behemoth Freixenet, which makes 90 million bottles a year, with grapes sourced from 1000 growers. The Freixenet Cordon Negro has been a staple in our house for years, and it was great to see winemaking on such a large scale. While wine has been made in the region for centuries, Cava is a relatively new name. Up until the 1980s, Cava was labelled as Champagne, with a note on the label that read “wine from Cave”. When the name Champagne was taken back by the French, the wines were formally named Cava. It’s said in the region that this identity change gave the wine a rebirth and pushed quality forward to what it is now. There are three main grape varieties that make cava –

macabeu, parellada and xarel.lo – and another six that can be used, which are pinot noir, chardonnay, monastrell, trepat, malvasia and garnacha. Keep an eye out for the delightful rosés made of monastrell and garnacha. The wine is aged in bottles for a minimum nine months for entry-level wines, 15 months for a reserva and 30 months for a grand reserva, with the wines gaining complexity the longer they spend in the bottle. \ bthomas@theweeklyreview.com.au

Macabeu the first grape harvested each year. It’s picked early for its acid and brings structure to the blend. It also brings aromatics that shine through with age and produce secondary characteristics. Xarel.lo Grown near the coast, it’s a grape that brings alcohol and body to the blend. Parellada Grown 250 metres above sea level, parellada brings fruity aromas, partictlarly green apple and melon, along with freshness and elegance to the blend.

TAsTE THis Agusti Torello Mata Reserva 2008

Freixenet Cordon Negro NV

(Cava) $45; 11.5% ★★★★ ½ fiNEssE

From old vines in the Penedes, this is a 39/23/38 blend of macabeu, xarel.lo and parellada. It’s brimming with complexity – green apple, pear, salada biscuit, honey and lemon-zest aromas. these characters are mirrored with intensity and finesse on the palate. a vigorous, smooth mousse is matched with grippy acid and, while it is refreshing and dry, there’s a touch of sweet honey flavour that carries through on the long finish.

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regularly found priced at about $12 a bottle, with grapes hand-picked and, true to Cava rules, fermented in the bottle using the French methode champenoise technique. apple, pear, Juicy Fruit chewing gum tropicals and biscuity yeast aromas fill the glass, while in the mouth there’s rich lemon, butter biscuit (think scotch Fingers), grilled nuts and white stone-fruit flavours. It’s quite bubbly, with refreshing acid and a clean finish. It’s widely available and a good entry into the world of Cava.

Food match \ Bacalau croquettes Food match \ Chiperones and haricot beans

Vallformosa Clasic Brut Rose NV

Raventos i Blanc Reserva Brut 2009

(Cava) $26; 12% ★★★★

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a 80/20 blend of grenache and mataro, this is a fruit-driven delight. It’s not overly complex, but that’s not its style – this is a wine to be enjoyed, and with some gusto. strawberries, cherries and raspberries dominate the aromas and carry on to the palate, where there’s good depth of flavour. It’s fabulously creamy, with a fine mousse, and it floats along the tongue, with crisp acid and a nice grip providing structure. length is good, too, but it’s easy to miss as the next sip tends to follow quickly.

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(Cava) $14; 12% ★★★★

(Cava) $39; 12% ★★★★ ½ DEliCATE

a rather elegant wine, this nearly got lost in the line-up of Cavas I tried for this column. It’s delicate and layered and, with 60 per cent of this made up of macabeu, the emphasis is on structure. First, it smells of fresh-cut pear, roast nuts, orange and sea spray. this fine combo leads to a creamy texture, zippy acid – it’s a really well-structured wine – and complex flavours of fresh apple and pear, pithy citrus and a little earth. It finishes with intense citrus and stone-fruit notes – great characters for an aperatif.

Food match \ morcilla on toast Food match \ Cold, cooked prawns

The Story Tempest Shiraz 2011 (Grampians) $24; 13.5% ★★★★ ½

last year was a tough one around the country for the makers of red wine, with cool temperatures and above-average rainfall. the Grampians copped floods and a locust plague, yet still managed to produce some high-quality, interesting wines. here’s another. Plums, blueberry, white pepper and spice aromas have a bright perfume and these characters are complemented on the medium-bodied palate with pretty, stalky notes and a touch of vanilla oak. It’s smooth, silky even, with a nice structure of bright acid and fine, grippy tannins. high drinkability. Food match \ Confit duck legs

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Scent notes \

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Profonde (ambergris) Monumentale (bergamot, mimosa) Moderne (orris root).

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Scent notes \ Truffle, lily of the valley

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Fragrance category \ Floral. Scent notes \ Neroli, raspberry, tangerine

jasmine, orange blossom, vanilla, marshmallow and sandalwood. Perfume nose \ Procter & Gamble team. What I say … The relaunch of this scent is

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THE NUTCRAKER For many New Yorkers, the Nutcracker is as much a part of Christmas as decorating the tree. And it would seem not just the Americans have taken to this ballet. This lavish production returns to The National Theatre in St Kilda, after two sold-out performances in 2008 and 2010. All the show highlights will make an appearance, including a four-metre Christmas tree, penguins on sleighs, owls, the beautiful snow queen and snow fairies. ■ The National Theatre, 20 Carlisle Street, St Kilda. December 7-9, session times vary. 9525 4611 aRt FLOAT, UNE ÉCHAPPATOIRE “A loophole, in this world so cruel” is the title of this exhibition of abstract works by artists Annie Erez and Alison Kennedy. Erez has created aerial landscapes that are just as much a mind map as they are a true geographical representation. She works in ink and enamel, producing images that tread a fine balance between chaos and order. Alison Kennedy has a background in architecture and design, and you can see how this has influenced the sense of space in her acrylic and oil canvases. ■ Alliance Francaise de Melbourne, 51 Grey Street, St Kilda. Until December 4, Monday to Thursday 9am-8pm, Friday and Saturday 9am-6pm, and Sunday 1-6pm. 9525 3463 Want youR EvEnt listEd?

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designed to emulate original pressed-metal ceilings in the lounge but are a much more forgiving of grubby fingers and wayward tennis balls. The lounge features a box-bay window with timber architraves, as well as another original fireplace and elaborate cornices. Two more bedrooms at either ends of the hallway complete the accommodation. Stretching the width of the house, the kitchen, meals and family area is a functional hub with leadlight windows overlooking the backyard. The back door is the perfect spot from which to appreciate the sheer size of the block and the potential to extend further. At 836 square metres, the block permits a large extension without losing too much of backyard. But if you like wide-open spaces, particularly those this close to bustling Glen Huntly Road, parting with a fully landscaped garden of this size would be no easy task. A position of such convenience demands a house that can cater for a modern family lifestyle and, despite a largely restorative renovation, this property offers all that and more. Perhaps they were onto something in 1915. \ JO DAVY property@theweeklyreview.com.au

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Perched in a modern apartment complex arrayed around a huge central courtyard with a Mediterranean feel to it, this is an appealing first-floor apartment. A tiled entrance gives way to polished floorboards that spread throughout the large, open-plan, north-facing living area at the heart of this residence. With air-conditioning and heating, this apartment will be cosy no matter what weather Melbourne throws at you. There’s plenty of natural light in this great space that opens onto a big, paved terrace, perfect for enjoying the summer sun. A contemporary kitchen with granite benchtops is arranged in an almost horseshoe shape, leaving plenty of room to manoeuvre. Stainless-steel Bosch appliances and a spacious pantry complete the picture. The main bedroom has thick, luxurious cream carpets and a walk-in wardrobe leading to a warm-hued marble en suite. It also leads to the terrace at the front. A second bedroom has mirrored built-in wardrobes and is next to a spacious bathroom with separate shower and tub. A European laundry is convenient. The property comes with two secure car parks and a storage cage. It is a short walk from Caulfield Park. \ STEPHEN A. RUSSELL

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Fast facts \ Edwardian property built c1915 and restored by current vendors; tuckpointed façade with timber fretwork; box-bay windows in the front rooms; elaborate cornices and polished timber floorboards throughout; four original open fireplaces with timber mantels; pressed-metal ceilings; two bathrooms renovated in period style, the main with a claw-foot bath; modern kitchen and meals area overlooking large backyard; fully landscaped front and back gardens on an 836-square metre allotment; close to Glen Huntly Road shops and cafés. Elsternwick \ 8kms from the city

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This gorgeous Edwardian house takes pride of place in a well-kept garden abundant with white roses. A boad hallway with polished timber floorboards and soarin, elaborately detailed ceilings has two large bedrooms, both with open fireplaces, off to the right. Across the hall, a huge formal lounge with stunning ceiling rose and vast window seat has a grand yet simultaneously homely feel to it, with its own fireplace. The main bedroom is next, with yet another fireplace. A large walk-in wardrobe is cleverly tucked behind a freestanding wall, with the en suite off to one side. Picture rails line the walls. A study with built-in desk and shelves could be used as a fourth bedroom, with the immaculate second bathroom opposite, including claw-foot bath. A huge open-plan living space to the rear is awash with natural light and features a fantastic pale-stone kitchen with stainless-steel appliances. Two sets of french doors lead to the magnificent backyard, which has a shed. \ STEPHEN A. RUSSELL

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A cute art deco façade set in manicured gardens hides a surprisingly large property, thanks to a stylish, contemporary extension. Inside are period detail ceilings. The main bedroom is a bright space with a cinema screen-wide window and a huge dressing room. A sliding door reveals the spacious en suite with dark porcelain tiles and cream tones. It has a pale-stone double vanity. Across the hall, a spacious second bedroom with built-in wardrobes also displays those fantastic ceilings, while a third bedroom is next to the spa-like main bathroom. The extension houses the enormous living space with vast cathedral ceilings and a wall of glass at the far end. A modern concrete feature wall houses an open fireplace, creating the perfect entertainment hub. The sparkling CaesarStone kitchen has a stainless-steel Smeg oven. Upstairs is a cosy retreat and a study with built-in desk, plus roof storage. The low-maintenance backyard has plenty of room for entertaining. \ STEPHEN A. RUSSELL

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Directly opposite Duncan Mackinnon Reserve at the North Road end of Murrumbeena Road, this townhouse offers a functional two-storey floor plan and a private backyard. The entrance hall concludes with a European laundry to one side and a powder room to the other. Interconnected living and dining rooms with herringbone parquetry floors run the full length of ground level. The dining area is open to the kitchen with its stainless-steel appliances, black-tiled splashback and black granite benchtops. Glass doors in the dining area open to the compact backyard, which has a paved section and neat lawns bracketed by pittosporum hedges. The double garage has a door to the backyard and its yard-facing wall hosts a folding clothes line. Upstairs, all three bedrooms have built-in wardrobes. The main bathroom has a bath and a shower. The main bedroom has a double-vanity en suite and a park-view balcony. \ kay keighery

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14 Harcourt Avenue, Caulfield ................................................................. Price: $1.25 million - $1.4 million ................................................................. Auction Sunday December 2 at 12.30pm ................................................................. OFI Sat 11.45-12.15pm; Sun from noon .................................................................

1/33 Hartington Street, Elsternwick ................................................................. Price: $580,000 - $640,000 ................................................................. Auction Sunday December 16 at 12.30pm ................................................................. OFI Sat, Sun as advertised .................................................................

Impeccably maintained house, ideal for those looking for low-maintenance luxury. Includes formal living/dining, family room, study, kitchen and north-facing patio.

A unique first-floor residence of penthouse proportions, this outstanding four-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment offers a lifestyle of luxury and space.

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26 Parker Street, Ormond ................................................................. Price: $1.4 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday December 8 at 11.30am ................................................................. OFI By appointment .................................................................

15 Saturn Street, Caulfield South ................................................................. Price: $1.4 million - $1.5 million ................................................................. Auction Sunday December 2 at 12.30pm .................................................................

25 Wright Street, Bentleigh ................................................................. Price: $1.05 million - $1.15 million ................................................................. Auction Sunday December 9 at 12.30pm ................................................................. OFI Wed 6-6.30pm; Sat as advertised .................................................................

Renovation full of light, luxury and space blends old and new beautifully. This master craftsman's own home has vast living and dining spaces.

Stunning five-bedroom, four-bathroom contemporary house with two fabulous living zones, granite kitchen, expansive views, pool and double garage.

Superb four-bedroom plus study and twobathroom single-level residence with two entertainment zones, covered outdoor area, pool and double garage.

Let's eat lunch @ The Ormond Providore, 746 North Rd Let's eat dinner @ Bombay Club, 556 North Rd Let's drink coffee @ Gauge Espresso, 3 Katandra Rd

Let's eat lunch @ K2K, 584 Glenhuntly Rd Let's eat dinner @ Bombay By Night, 355 North Rd Let's drink coffee @ Pain Au Chocolat, 592 Glenhuntly Rd

Let's eat lunch @ Formosa's Kitchen Star, 317 Centre Rd Let's eat dinner @ Ripples, 453 Centre Rd Let's drink coffee @ Zou Gs, 353 Centre Rd

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Buxton \ 9563 9933 26 Milford street Price \ $950,000 – $1.05 million Auction \ December 8 at 12.30pm

Blint Design and Construction is respected postcode in the local area, and this two-storey residence is the builders’ own. His wife was in charge of the interior design, which incorporates individual features and a variety of colours. On the ground floor there’s a lounge with folding doors to a dining room, an open-plan kitchen, meals and family area, a bathroom, a laundry and two bedrooms. The first floor adds a study and a main bedroom suite with his-and-hers walk-in wardrobes, an en suite with a spa bath and a large balcony. The kitchen has African stone benchtops, emporite cabinetry and modern appliances. The lounge and dining rooms have Sydney blue gum floorboards and cove ceilings. The family room has a bar and sliding glass doors to the rear timber deck. The outdoor entertainment area to the side of the house is covered by a Perspex pergola canopy. The pool and spa are glass-fenced and the cabana is painted in beach-box colours. \ KAy KeiGHery

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Bentleigh

26 Milford st 11 Hillside Ave 658 Centre rd 25 Wright st 16 Mortimore st

Bentleigh east

24-26 Mackie rd 285 east Boundary rd 23a deakin st 1/43 Lahona Ave 45 Lancaster st 1a Orloff st 2/121 Tambet st 13 Patricia st 23 Purtell st 3 Harper Ave

Carnegie

5 Murrumbeena rd 12 Beena Ave

Caulfield

14 Harcourt Ave

Caulfield east 2 Moodie st

Caulfield north 16b/153 Hawthorn rd 9 Powderham rd 18 Kelburn st 15a Kooyong rd

Caulfield south 15 saturn st

Cheltenham

305/37-39 station rd

elsternwiCk 16 staniland Gve

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22 23 28 29 32

Buxton Buxton Hocking Stuart Hocking Stuart Hocking Stuart Hocking Stuart Hocking Stuart Woodards Woodards Woodards

20 23 29 30 30 32 33 34 34 34

Marshall White Hocking Stuart

25 33

Gary Peer

26

Buxton

24

Gary Peer Gary Peer Gary Peer Hocking Stuart

26 26 27 31

85 downshire rd Bennison Mackinnon

24

1/33 Hartington st

33

mckinnon 287 Jasper rd

Buxton

22

31 Lysbeth st

Woodards

34

Hocking Stuart

32

Buxton

23

murrumBeena 487 Neerim rd

Hocking Stuart

31

Woodards

35

Biggin & Scott

24

Hocking Stuart

ormond 1/1 Bewdley st 26 Parker st 17a Wicklow st 10 Bevan st

Marshall White

25

Hodges

27

Hocking Stuart

33

Gary Peer

27

st kilda east 17 Lynedoch Ave

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introduced Buxton St Kilda welcomes Dallas Parkinson It is with great pleasure that we welcome Dallas Parkinson to the property management team at Buxton St Kilda. Previously a member of the team at Buxton Elsternwick, Dallas has built a loyal following of landlords and tenants, and she looks forward to continuing that trend in the future. With her deep knowledge of the rental markets in Elsternwick, Caulfield, St Kilda, St Kilda East and Elwood, Dallas is a perfect fit Buxton St Kilda team, led by property management expert Courtney Maguire.

Courtney Maguire Dallas Parkinson St Kilda Office

Together Courtney and Dallas have more than 30 years of property management experience, and they understand the importance of taking personal care of your investment property. This is proven by the large number of their previous clients who have followed them throughout their extensive real estate careers. Should you have any property management questions, they would be delighted to speak with you today, and will, at the same time, provide you with a FREE health check of your investment property – to ensure you are maximising your return.

0431 277 222 0407 271 141 9536 7222

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ELSTERNWICK | 85 Downshire Road Indefinable yet undeniable, some homes just have the right feel, an aura that is instantly inviting and irresistibly appealing. This beautiful four bedroom Edwardian is exactly such a home. The sense of space created by a wide, welcoming central hall is confirmed throughout a charming formal lounge and further emphasized by modern living/dining areas which open to a large established rear garden and incorporate a contemporary open plan kitchen with walk-in pantry and appliances by Bosch. Leafy proximity to Glen Huntly Road provides an ideal context for a home of unforgettable appeal. Armadale | South Yarra | Sorrento-Portsea 24 The weekly review \ november 28, 2012

Auction View Jodie McCarthy Nathan Waterson Office

Saturday 1st December at 10.30am Thursday 12-12.30pm, Saturday from 10am 0438 072 055 0439 905 188 1215 High Street, Armadale 9864 5000

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ORMOND 26 Parker Street Outstanding renovation full of light, luxury and space blends old and new beautifully. This Master craftsman´s own home is awe-inspiring, with vast living and dining spaces, an interconnected family room and 4 generous bedrooms. Spectacular indoor-outdoor living with 21 double-glazed bifold doors, Calacatta marble kitchen, hydronic heating, state-of-the-art bathrooms, and a huge garden allotment of 936 sqm (approx). One of Ormond´s most innovative family homes, superbly located close to Ormond Station, shops, Schools, GESAC and local parklands.

Auction

Saturday 8th December at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 6-6.30pm & Saturday 10-10.30am

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Ian Whiteside 0419 591 761 Rob Strickland 0437 076 069

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312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

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Anticipated completion in March 2013! Distinctive architectural design & relaxed sophistication are natural partners at this premier Murrumbeena address contemporary angles, pitched towards the north to create lofty, dynamic living areas. The eaves filter the summer sun while still allowing the winter sun to enter, effectively incorporating passive solar design. 1 BEDROOM CORNER APARTMENT FROM $380,000 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATHROOM CORNER APARTMENT FROM $425,000

5 MURRUMBEENA ROAD MURRUMBEENA

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Prime Commercial Investment A PART OF ELSTERNWICK’S HISTORY

FOR SALE

Ormond 17a Wicklow Street 296 – 298 Glenhuntly Road, Elsternwick • Former Elsternwick Post Office (Circa 1891) and ajoining 2 storey modern office • Building Area 748 sq m approx. • 5 Individual long standing tenancies • Potential to subdivide (STCA) • Net income $195,000 pa Contact: Ken Burton Phone: 0417 106 806 Email: kwburton@bigpond.com

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Sat 15th December at 11.30am Sat at 12.15-12.45pm & Sun at 12.30-1.00pm 312-314 Hawthorn Road, Caulfield 9533 0999 Julia Portnoy 0417 995 766 Alex Flamm 0417 988 668

Luxurious Family Entertainer Zoned For Perfection Located in a cul-de-sac in the McKinnon College zone, this brand-new townhouse offers; a formal zone, open-plan living/dining, nth-facing deck & garden, Euro/granite kitchen, 4BR’s, 3 bathrooms, remote garage, hydronic heating, r/c air-con & an abundance of windows letting in lots of light.

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Bentleigh BRAND NEW DESIGNER

1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments FROM

$349,000

- A stunning Perkins Architects designed building, providing the ideal lifestyle opportunity to reside in the vibrant Centre Road shopping precinct. - Offering exceptional living spaces leading out onto entertaining terraces

www.bcentralapartments.com.au INSPECT Sales office 658 Centre Road, Bentleigh East (corner Becket Ave)

Saturday & Sunday 11am-2pm

CONTACT Mark Forytarz 0407 766 308 Sam Emile 0407 760 125

- Each apartment includes designer finishes throughout; including reverse cycle heating and cooling, full security, basement car accommodation and storage space for each apartment with convenient lift access. - Only $950 Stamp Duty payable. Completion due early 2014.

Level 2, 108 Toorak Road South Yarra / 9827 1177 / castrangilbert.com.au

St Kilda 51 Carlisle Street

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Outstanding Future Development Potential Offering an expanse of future development possibilities (stca) whilst benefiting from interim income offered by the short stay accommodation, this large allotment is positioned on the fringe of St Kilda’s expanding business district. Set on a large regular shaped allotment of approximately 485sqm with rear access from Foster Street, the property has a massive existing house with nine rooms maximizing the permissible usage being a rooming house.

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Auction • 7 Lettable rooms provides solid earnings through excellent occupancy levels • Exempt from Land Tax • Updated and renovated internally • Upgraded to meet current usage specifications • Close to St Kilda’s expanding retail precinct • Public transport on your doorstep

Friday 14th December 11:00 AM On-site View Thu 6-6.30pm, Fri 12-12.30pm, Sat 12-12.30pm & Sun 11-11.30am Matt White 0428 722 769 matt.white@raywhite.com Brendan Allen 0488 514 500 brendan.allen@raywhite.com raywhite.com | 8530 9900


Bentleigh 25 Wright Street An exclusive family lifestyle with a poolside indulgence. In this sought after parkside street, this superb 4 bed + study 2.5 bath single level residence provides brilliant space to entertain. Designed for zoned family living, this light filled home enjoys 4 generous bedrms (BIRs, main - WIR & spa ensuite), elegant lounge & dining room, fabulous open plan living (wood heater) with bay meals, modern kitchen (cnr pantry) & huge laundry. With a massive covered sandstone alfresco area (BBQ) leading out to the sumptuous pool, it truly has a love for entertaining. With room to add your own style, ducted heating, evap cooling, alarm/intercom, new carpet, double auto garage & auto watering system. 4

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Wed 6.00 - 6.30pm & Sat as advertised Sun 9th December - 12.30pm 68 / C12 $1,050,000 - $1,150,000 Bentleigh 390 Centre Road 3204 9557 7733 Trent Collie 0425 740 484 Nick Renna 0411 551 190

Bentleigh East 23A Deakin Street Family lifestyle living thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s made to measure. Enjoying a wealth of low maintenance space, this brand new 3 bed + study 2.5 bath street front sensation is an ideal floorplan for the growing family. Brilliant with light, this timeless modern haven enjoys a wide entry hall, large study/living area, cafe style stone kitchen (WI pantry & Bosch s/steel appls), north facing open plan entertaining spilling onto a lovely deck & landscaped gardens; 3 big bedrooms (BIRs, main - ensuite & WIR), private living area upstairs & stylish bathroom. Dressed to impress, it boasts timber floors, porcelain tiles, R/C air cond, Nobo heating, ducted vac, alarm, abundant storage, water tank & double auto garage. Own title, walk to shops, GSAC, bus, parks & great schools. 3

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Wed 2.45 - 3.15pm & Sat from 10.00am Sat 1st December - 10.30am 68 / K11 > EPR $780,000 - $850,000 > OFFICE Bentleigh 390 Centre Road 3204 > TEL 9557 7733 > CONTACT Rob Manning 0414 895 745 Nick Renna 0411 551 190 > VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF

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Bentleigh East 1/43 Lahona Avenue Single level living the lifestyle! A striking home with dramatic style, this quality 3 bedroom 2 bathroom stunner accessorises your lifestyle. Beautiful with its rich timber floors, high ceilings & luxury porcelain bathrooms, this open plan haven enjoys 3 double bedrooms (fitted BIRs, main with ensuite), north facing open plan entertaining with custom workstation, designer stone kitchen (Euro appliances) & a fitted laundry. Enjoying two sun drenched decks to escape to in stylishly landscaped gardens, this idyllic home features ducted heating, air cond and internal access to secure double parking via auto door. On its own title, moments to Tucker Rd shops, schools, parks & bus, minutes to Centre Rd cafes & train. 3

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> VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF > EPR > OFFICE > TEL > CONTACT

2 Wed 4.30 - 5.00pm & Sat as advertised Sat 15th December - 2.30pm 77 / H3 $620,000 - $680,000 Bentleigh 390 Centre Road 3204 9557 7733 Trent Collie 0425 740 484 Nick Renna 0411 551 190

Bentleigh East 45 Lancaster Street A Tudor infusion of designer family luxury. Transformed into a contemporary family lifestyle haven, this engaging 4 bedrm + study 2.5 bathrm Tudor classic has all the designer touches. Rich with character, this inviting home enjoys a stunning lounge (gas fire), north facing dining, downstairs main bedrm (BIRs & spa bathrm), Blackwood kitchen with s/steel benchtops, sun filled casual living with bay meals area & fully equipped theatre room. The rear garden is a place for family leisure with a covered deck (spa), gazebo, basketball hoop & gorgeous gardens. Complete with Spotted Gum floors, ducted heating, evap cooling, video intercom, alarm & carport. In the McKinnon Sec College zone, easy walk to schools & bus. 4

2.5

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735 (approx)

Wed 5.00 - 5.30pm & Sat as advertised Sat 15th December - 1.30pm 68 / H10 > EPR POA > OFFICE Bentleigh 390 Centre Road 3204 > TEL 9557 7733 > CONTACT Rob Manning 0414 895 745 Nick Renna 0411 551 190 > VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF

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Caulfield North 15A Kooyong Road Brand new inspiration that impresses on all levels. Superbly spacious with unrivalled flair and vitality, this stunning new 3 bed 2.5 bath street front residence provides excellence in living. Brilliantly designed creating a zoned family floorplan, this exquisite showpiece features a downstairs main bedrm (fitted WIR & lavish tiled ensuite), open plan entertaining with designer stone kitchen (Smeg s/steel appls) & stacker sliding doors to a covered deck, huge upstairs rumpus room (balcony), 2 further bedrms (WIRs) & stylish bathroom. Enjoying a flawless finish, it boasts Black Butt floors, R/C ducted air cond, ducted vac, alarm, video intercom, solar hot water & dble auto garage via rear lane (3 street access). Paris end of Kooyong Rd, near Alma Village. 3

2.5

> VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF > EPR > OFFICE > TEL > CONTACT

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Sat & Sun as advertised Sat 8th December - 11.30am 58 / K10 $1,150,000 - $1,280,000 Caulfield 616 Glenhuntly Road 3162 8532 5200 Todd Newton 0412 568 313 Marshall Rushford 0418 396 981

Caulfield South 15 Saturn Street Feel on top of the world in lifestyle luxury. Absolutely stunning, this impressive 5 bed 4 bath contemporary home showcases energy efficient innovation in an entertainerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s paradise. Maximising every space, this inspiring home features 5 big bedrms (BIRs/WIRs), vogue bathrooms (2 ensuites), open plan indoor/outdoor entertaining with bifold doors to a covered alfresco area (cafe blinds) overlooking the beautiful pool & landscaped gardens; sunny granite kitchen, upstairs living with expansive leafy views & secure north facing front garden (deck). Complete with ducted heating, R/C air cond, security, 2 water tanks, 5kw solar panels, tinted windows & double auto garage. Tree lined street, walk to tram, bus, train, shops & Gardenvale zoned school. 5

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Sun from 12.00pm Sun 2nd December - 12.30pm 67 / J7 > EPR $1,400,000 - $1,500,000 > OFFICE Caulfield 616 Glenhuntly Road 3162 > TEL 8532 5200 > CONTACT Marshall Rushford 0418 396 981 Todd Newton 0412 568 313 > VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF

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Murrumbeena 487 Neerim Road Mortgagees auction. On the beautiful Riley Reserve in this most coveted pocket in Murrumbeena, this enormous 3142sqm (33,765sqft) approx of land is possibly the most sought after parcel of development land in Melbourne. With 2 towering palm trees symmetrically positioned at the front, it already exudes a level of luxury for a stunning new townhouse/apartment development (STCA). With the potential for all homes in your plans to have magnificent park views, this enviable block will set a precedence in designer lifestyle living. Brilliantly located to Murrumbeena Village, train, gorgeous bike/walking trails and the shopping, gastronomic & entertainment mecca at Chadstone Shopping Centre. 3142 (approx) > VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF > EPR > OFFICE > TEL > CONTACT

Bentleigh 16 Mortimore Street Love the width, love the depth, love the opportunity. Enjoying a wide frontage of 21m approx this elevated triple fronted 3 bed brick home offers excellent scope to renovate or rejuvenate with its north facing living & dining rooms and,spacious retro kitchen or redevelop (STCA) on 774sqm approx. 32 The weekly review \ november 28, 2012

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780 (approx)

Wed 12.00 - 12.30pm & Sat as advertised Sun 9th December - 11.30am 77 / F3 $750,000 - $800,000 > OFFICE Bentleigh 390 Centre Road 3204 > TEL 9557 7733 > CONTACT Rob Manning 0414 895 745 Nick Renna 0411 551 190 > VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF > EPR

Wed 4.30 - 5.00pm & Sat as advertised Thurs 20th December - 6.30pm 69 / A5 $2,000,000 - $2,200,000 Carnegie 59 Koornang Road 3163 9569 3666 Gary Walton 0407 597 498 Mark Staples 0411 527 174

Bentleigh East 1A Orloff Street Intelligent design for luxury lifestyle living. Architect designed, this striking 3 bedroom 2.5 bathroom â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;better than newâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; residence infuses its designer elements into 3 fabulous living zones, Bosch stone kitchen (WI pantry), covered deck in coastal landscaping & a large auto garage.

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368 (approx)

Wed 5.00 - 5.30pm & Sat from 1.00pm > AUCTION Sat 1st December - 1.30pm > MEL REF 77 / K5 > EPR $780,000 - $840,000 > OFFICE Bentleigh 390 Centre Road 3204 > TEL 9557 7733 > CONTACT Kosta Mesaritis 0412 117 529 Jason Collie 0403 191 453 > VIEW

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Bentleigh East 2/121 Tambet Street A surprise of space and contemporary style, this generous 3 bedroom 2 bathroom rear single level townhouse is radiant with warmth and quality featuring 2 fabulous living zones, stylish stone kitchen, elevated covered alfresco area & LU carport.

Elsternwick 1/33 Hartington Street A unique 1st floor residence of penthouse proportions, this outstanding 4 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment enjoys a marble foyer, magnificent open plan living & dining, modern kitchen/meals, 2 marble terraces & 2 auto garages.

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Wed 5.15 - 5.45pm & Sat as advertised > AUCTION Sat 8th December - 11.30am > MEL REF 69 / B10 > EPR $550,000 - $600,000 > OFFICE Bentleigh 390 Centre Road 3204 > TEL 9557 7733 > CONTACT Trent Collie 0425 740 484 Calvin Reid 0413 878 860 > VIEW

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Sat & Sun as advertised Sun 16th December - 12.30pm 67 / H5 $580,000 - $640,000 > OFFICE Caulfield 616 Glenhuntly Road 3162 > TEL 8532 5200 > CONTACT Max Pisano 0418 378 900 Marshall Rushford 0418 396 981 > VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF > EPR

Carnegie 12 Beena Avenue Enjoying gorgeous street appeal, this irresistible 3 bedroom Edwardian blends the charm of yesteryear with todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s modern comforts and the potential of tomorrow, featuring 11ft ceilings, 2 living areas & a north facing rear garden.

Ormond 10 Bevan Street As-new, contemp res in McKinnon College zone, 3 BRs (master WIR & ens), 2 living zones, Caesarstone kitch (s/s apps), cathedral ceilings (OFP), paved alfresco & low maint gardens. Upstairs second living, study & storage. Flooded by natural light, pol boards, duct htg, air-con & oversized lock-up garage.

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Wed 5.00 - 5.30pm & Sat as advertised > AUCTION Sat 15th December - 12.30pm > MEL REF 68 / K4 > EPR $720,000 - $790,000 > OFFICE Carnegie 59 Koornang Road 3163 > TEL 9569 3666 > CONTACT Mark Staples 0411 527 174 Eva Gyorodi 0411 850 171 > VIEW

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Wed 11.00 - 11.30am & Sat from 11.00am > AUCTION Sat 1st December - 11.30am > MEL REF 68 / B9 > EPR $930,000 - $980,000 > OFFICE Bentleigh 390 Centre Road 3204 > TEL 9557 7733 > CONTACT David Picking 0408 378 170 Peter Sinclair 0425 854 981 > VIEW

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Auction this Saturday 3

BENTLEIGH EAST 23 Purtell Street

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Splash out on a family classic

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BENTLEIGH EAST 3 Harper Avenue

This appealing delight promises summer fun for the

Auction Sat 01 Dec, 11.30

This well kept treasure promises a bright future.

Quoting $700K-$770K

Enjoying sunlit living & dining rooms, a tidy kitchen,

Quoting $585K-$670K

facing rear manicured garden. Enjoying versatile

View Thu 5:00 - 5:30

3 bedrooms & a separate sitting area opening out

View Wed 1:00 - 1:30

living, its formal lounge flows through to a sleek

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into the westerly orientated rear garden, it spells

Vicki Pollard 0439 655 727

kitchen/dining area & casual living room perfect for

Bentleigh 9557 5500

renovation, extension or new home site (STCA)

Bentleigh 9557 5500

studying, chilling out or a playroom.

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MCKINNON 31 Lysbeth Street

Corner possibilities galore in a winning zoned locale

Superb finishes, lavish extras, quality, luxury, style &

Auction Sat 08 Dec, 2.30

Boasting a prominent McKinnon Sec. College zone

flair - this magnificent as-new 4 bedroom & study

View Wed 5:30 - 6:00

address, 637sqm approx allotment with dual street

Quoting $770K-$850K

home features exceptional living areas, brilliant

John Pollard 0418 331 533

frontage doesn´t come better than this. Offering

View Wed 12:45 - 1:15

kitchen, fab alfresco entertaining with inground

Michael Zakhem 0414 982 334

two separate but adjoined properties, its value will

John Pollard 0418 331 533

pool, expansive undercover area & huge basement

Bentleigh 9557 5500

be realised in either the flexible family accomm, as a

Vicki Pollard 0439 655 727

development or new home site (STCA).

Bentleigh 9557 5500

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Bentleigh 396 Centre Road 9557 5500

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A great start with room to grow

family with a solar heated pool nestled in its north

garage.

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Spruce Landscaping - Have the garden you’ve always dreamed of. We deliver professional garden maintenance and design services including, clean ups, lawn mowing, hedging, pruning, paving, planting, green waste removal, weeding and more. Offering competitive rates, attention to detail and respect to your property. Always willing to go that extra step, we’re passionate about what we do. Call now - Free onsite quote. Contact Jared: 0414 303 557. Email: jared@sprucelandscaping.com.au www.sprucelandscaping.com.au

Smarter Bathrooms - Escape to a beautiful bathroom with a complete design, build and project management from Melbourne’s smartest bathroom renovator. Guaranteed start and finish dates, or we pay you. Call now for an award winning interior designer to visit you. Contact: 1300 662 838. Showroom: 77 Salmon Street, Port Melbourne or visit: www.smarterbathrooms.com.au

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BUILDING CONTRACTORS Unique Homes Pty Ltd - Unique Homes provide a complete home construction and project management service. Incorporating such aspects as planning, engineering and architectural support. We have designed and constructed everything from small extensions to second storey additions and new homes of all sizes. No job too difficult. Call now for a free onsite consultation. Contact 9576 8444.

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GLASS POOL FENCING Tough Glass Worx - We specialise in frameless glass pool fencing. Enjoy the view of your pool and landscaped oasis with a stunning glass pool fence from the experts. We can also help you with frameless glass shower screens, balustrades, splashbacks and other architectural glazing requirements. Contact (03) 9553 4417 or 0415 755 285. www.toughglassworx.com.au

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Phone Andrew 0419 352 129

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VTW Australia is a leading timber wholesale company operating from two sites, Laverton and Geelong. VTW distributes timber and associated products throughout Victoria and interstate. Through the expansion of the company an opportunity presents itself for a self motivated, multi skilled person to fill an administrative / sales position within our company operating from our Laverton office. This position requires you to work closely with the CEO on a daily basis. VTW is a very hands on business and the successful applicant must be able to perform the following duties: • Data entry (must be computer literate and have excellent computer skills) • Have excellent organisational skills. • Manage import schedules. • Finalise import costing. • Create sales documents. • Generate reports. • Maintain and update price book through computer system. • Liaise with account managers. • Must have excellent communication skills.

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