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Virginia trioli \ RAILING AGAINST THE SYSTEM
he days of my cherished short-trip ticket are The many Myki hiccups and failures are too numbered. Within one month, my happily numerous to mention here, but the real misstep is purchased cardboard pass will no longer be one that is unfortunately all too obvious to even the available to me, and will no longer be accepted. most casual public transport user, and it’s the issue If I’m going to continue a lifetime of criss-crossing of comparison. this city by tram, I’m going to have to go Myki. Any Melburnian who has passed even once through Myki, yourki, theirki … it’s all cyber-Greek to me, Immigration and Customs will have had experience and I am clearly not the only one bewildered and of another city’s public transport automated more than a little grumpy about surely one ticketing system. Myki, of the most unwieldy, problem-plagued and And while none of us may be aware of the yourki, theirki pitfalls and problems that city encountered in derided integrated public transport ticketing … it’s all systems ever created. stitching it all together, the simple ability to cyber-Greek I do enjoy tuning in to the regular talkback compare is what exposes the Myki system to segment on Jon Faine’s 774 morning program ridicule and contempt – and that’s a political to me with public transport CEO Ian Dobbs. problem that neither side of politics has been able I enjoy equally the barely controlled rage and to counter. frustration of the callers and the mild equanimity of the It’s no London Oyster! beleaguered boss – if some of these callers could actually It’s no Singapore EZ card! get their hands on Dobbs I might not enjoy it so much. No, it’s not, and no ticketing system is truly like What drives so many of public transport users wild is any other around the world as they are all computer that we blew it. purpose-built for each city in question. For years, this city had Metcard, a reasonably However, they all share common features – well-functioning ticketing system that (finally) different transport modes, distance calculations, integrated all modes of transport across all zones. discounts and concessions, visitor and tourist But our great opportunity to install a seamless, requirements – which makes the complications of modern digital ticketing system resulted in an Myki all the more bewildering. error-riddled, overly complicated $1.52 billion blowout. It is only very recently that Myki established a visitor
card, despite this being a major and well-known need in any public transport system. But, bewilderingly, it is currently only available in city locations. If your Myki top-up fails, you have to mail it back to head office, and you can’t buy a casual ticket to use the system in the meantime – “remote unblocking”, as it’s known, won’t be available until some time next year. Despite all the hard-earned experience of all the other systems around the world, these failings that defy parody are part of our system. A state inquiry into the ticketing disaster has been told that the former Victorian Labor government failed to properly investigate other smartcard ticketing systems around the world when preparing to introduce Myki. This is bewildering because you would have thought that a round-the-world investigation would have been eagerly sought by parliamentarian, public servant and consultant alike. Imagine if they had done their homework, and a city that is blessed with so much public transport could have creamed-off the best of all available options. It’s only $1.5 billion of our money that they’ve blown – as the kids at budget-cut TAFEs will tell you, it’s no big deal. \
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ne hundred years ago children were not entertained by hand-held computer games. They did not listen to iPods filled with music. Teenagers did not text on mobile devices and update on Facebook, but 100 years ago Melbourne was entertained by Luna Park. On December 13, Luna Park celebrates its 100th birthday. I don’t know whether Mr Moon will receive a letter from the Queen but there’ll definitely be celebrations. Many of us have childhood memories of Luna Park. It seemed so much bigger then but just as much fun – coloured flashing lights in every direction, kids running from ride to ride and parents trying to keep up. I wanted to photograph Luna Park like that, the way I remember it from childhood. Big, bright, colourful and buzzing with movement, with whirling rides beckoning, offering to launch us into space and then hanging us upside down to dry out. So I focused my camera on the colour and movement of Luna Park at night. I used long exposures to show what it looks like if we slow down and let the colours move; I went to the top of the ferris wheel to capture the view; and I photographed a family in front of the famous face with glittering lights. I don’t know what kids would have thought of iPods in 1912 but I’m pretty sure they loved Luna Park just as they do now. \ email@example.com
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’ve just been to the hardware shop to buy some non-slip paint for the pavers in our backyard. I needed to do this because the other adult in this house fell over last week on these pavers and broke his ankle. He also tore a ligament away from the bone. Oh, and there’s a bit of stray cartilage floating around inside him somewhere, apparently. All his fault, too. He’d just painted the pavers in high-gloss and was giving them a quick hose, which made them slippery. He said he was completely stationary, but for some reason only the universe will ever know, his leg went one way and his ankle another. We don’t do things by halves over here. We don’t sprain or graze or bruise, we fracture and break and need surgery, and we usually do such things just before a major family birthday party or the house is being auctioned. And we’re also not so good at learning from our mistakes. The broken ankle is serious gardening incident No. 3. He broke his arm falling out of a green wheely bin just over 12 months ago, after climbing on top of it to squash down all the autumn leaves. Apparently everyone partakes in this dangerous gardening activity all the time. And two years ago, he slipped a disc carrying rocks from one part of our garden to another, a chore most rational people might logically deduce could also be done just as efficiently with the aid of a wheelbarrow. That little injury took about 12 months of physiotherapy and rendered him useless and couch-bound every day from 4pm. I guess, if you are going to have a serious injury, you may as well do it with impact and impeccable timing. A mate told me her partner fell off his bike just before Christmas last year, and had to have a pin put in his collarbone, which meant the whole family couldn’t go away on holiday. And – news just in – I’ve just run into her and
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barista \ LEANNE TOLRA REVIEWS CURIOUS GOOSE they opened their café on Sydney Road four months ago. “It’s a big site. But we could see it had so much potential,” Field says. The solution was a daytime café and a night-time restaurant next door. It’s the first ownership venture for Field and the eighth for Neaves, whose business ventures have included Residential Kitchen in Lygon Street and Leroy’s Café in Newport. Field was the head barista and manager at Residential Kitchen for a year and says the pair “clicked” from the beginning. “We’ve approached our partnership a bit like a football game,” he says. “What happens in service stays in service, just as long as our customers are happy.” Neave is in charge of the kitchen during the day, handing over to Field at night. Together they’ve created a lively, mod-OZ daytime menu with breakfast dishes, such as Turkish baked eggs with spicy sucuk sausage and beyaz peynir (sheep’s milk) cheese, and an open omelet with wood-roasted corn, goat’s cheese and beetroot relish. At lunch, there’s a Mexican tuna cob salad loaded with avocado, black beans and manchego, or soft-shell tacos with
tender fillings such as pulled pork or refried beans.
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“When I left barista Melbourne to live in the UK for four years, good coffee
was hard to come by,” Field says. “But by the time I came back, things had changed. It was tough to find a barista job. I started working weekend shifts for Rob and never looked back.” Field is a self-taught barista who spent his first four years in hospitality training under Jacques Reymond at Arintji from early 2000. Curious Goose uses coffee roasted by Fitzroy-based Industry Beans, operated by the owners of Penny Farthing Café in Northcote. “We were looking for an independent supplier and had tried lots of brands of coffee, but we liked their service and their product,” Field says. “Our exclusive Duck’s Nuts blend has beans from Indonesia, Brazil and Costa Rica. It’s perfect for people who just love coffee and don’t want something that’s ‘in your face’.” The café offers a weekly single-origin bean and always has a cold-drip brew on offer – perhaps a Finca Las Rosas from Guatemala, with a lingering palate of dark toffee and figs. \ email@example.com
Phone \ 9380 8287 Barista \ Beau Field Coffee \ Industry Beans Barista’s choice \ Three-quarter caffe latte Open \ Daily 8am-4pm
Business partners Robin CaFÉ Neaves and Beau Field knew they would be challenged when
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Goose-feather-grey floor tiles and cabinets, a black banquette and unfussy timber furniture keep the backdrop simple at this streetfront café, which is given ambience by dark blinds across its wide front windows. There’s a proud red La Marzocco espresso machine at the coffee-sack-lined barista’s station and a red-painted “Curious?” sign over the entrance to restaurant Hava Gander next door. Lend or borrow a book from the swapping shelf, check out the collection of pre-loved espresso-machine group handles, chuckle at the quaint timber goose mascot and admire the four bell-shaped antique light fittings that grace the front counter. \
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fooD \ LEANNE TOLRA REVIEWS THE WAY TO SAN JOSE
hat does it take to put a nondescript suburban shopping strip on Melbourne’s culinary map? A big-name chef? Multimedia attention? Or just grateful locals – who tell their friends? Is it design? Food? Attitude? Or all of the above? Plus a bit of X-factor? This four-month-old Euro-inspired restaurant could be the litmus test, the tangible evidence that diners in the south are just as interested in trendy eating joints with a bit of style and flair as their northern, Smith Street-blessed cousins. The design element is stunning – The Way to San Jose is co-owned by Orio Randi of Arteveneta design company, a craftsman who has built furniture for Melbourne restaurants including Vue de Monde, Neapoli, Izakaya Den, Josie Bones and The Commons in Sydney. He has hand-built the furniture, welded the windows, created the leadlight and turned the pepper grinders and timber serving boards that grace the finely sanded tables. Randi’s partner, Emma Clarke, doesn’t have a background in hospitality – she’s worked in retail and finance – but she’s a driving force, a design sounding board and an avid manager of the restaurant’s waste, which is composted and recycled with zeal. Clarke’s grandmother had lived in the area for 66 years and Clarke discovered the building in McKinnon Road up for lease while taking her to the hairdresser. She convinced Randi to take the plunge. The Italian-centric food is in the capable hands of Andrea Mantesi, ex-Fratelli Paradiso in Sydney’s Potts Point and one of the founders of South Yarra’s iconic Caffé e Cucina. Mantesi has created a menu that shouts here and now, but carries an undertone of classic flavours and techniques. The menu, written in Italian so there’s no doubt of its origins, offers broad dining choices from sharing plates and antipasti to pizza, pasta, risotto and substantial mains. It’s priced at a point just short of alienating regular local custom – $32-$38 mains that almost beg for $8-$12 sides, saved by sharing options and $13-$23 pizzas. There’s a short, spunky wine list that’s rock-solid with Victorian offerings and spiced up with a few interesting European choices. About 50 per cent are by the glass. San Jose (it’s bound to be shortened) is part diner, part drinks-at-the-bar and part pre- or post-meal snack spot. It’s open for after-work drinks, early family dinners and late long-nighters. Nibble on a plate of plump crumbed, fried green olives filled with goat’s cheese (ours were a little overdone), perhaps washed down with a glass of Willow Creek chardonnay, or perhaps some fabulous charry prawns wrapped in crisp pancetta and served on slices of oven-crisped kipfler potato with a glass of Italian prosecco. Also on the cicchetti list were some soft, moist cubes of polenta topped with delicate slices of carefully roasted duck breast. Choose, too, from the arancini of the day, or salted cod croquettes to create your own combo, or go all The Way to San Jose, with the lot.
Duck breast on polenta with grilleD prawns
Our selection arrived on a handcrafted wooden board, decorated with tiny, super-sweet roasted tomatoes and smeared with a dark, sticky vincotto. Traditional wood-fired Naples-style pizza bases are offered with classic toppings – bianca, margherita, calabrese – and arrive as complimentary bread. There was also a raspberry and white-chocolate pizza on the dessert menu, but it wasn’t a hit. Mains are created from carefully sourced local ingredients – pork belly from Happy Valley in Wandin, Sher wagyu from Ballan and bay-caught snapper. The 12-hour slow-roasted pork belly was presented with dollops of finely textured, caramelised apple sauce and pan-fried gnocchi. The meat was excellent, its skin well crisped, but the pasta had too high a flour ratio for my liking and was heavy and slightly dry. The snapper arrived in three pieces, each about the size of a child’s palm. It was cooked with care and
given an edge with not quite enough of a very fine red bell-pepper emulsion. The wagyu, served with roasted rosemary and garlic-enhanced potatoes, was a very fine piece of eye fillet, but slightly overcooked. I can’t vouch for all of the desserts, although a neighbouring table’s large wedge of tiramisu and chocolate-wrapped pavlova made that raspberry pizza seem even more disappointing. Most of the elements to success are present at San Jose. The considerate, attentive staff, concerned at any food left on plates and eager to talk about the interior design, added to a pleasant experience. I’m not certain of the X-factor, but hopefully it will emerge. \ firstname.lastname@example.org to reaD more reviews
eat this The Way to San Jose. 135 McKinnon Road, McKinnon Cuisine \ Modern Italian Chef \ Andrea Mantesi Prices \ Share plates $15-$32; mains $19-$38; desserts $11 Open \ Wednesday to Sunday 3pm-late Phone \ 9578 6550 » www.thewaytosanjose.com.au The VerdiCT \ Put on your list 10 The weekly review \ december 5, 2012
At first glance, this spacious, trattoria-style suburban restaurant seems broody, hardly befitting its cheeky, Dionne Warwick late-1960s inspired moniker. But the soft jewel tones of the antique light fittings, the custom leadlight and the rows of reclaimed ’70s tiles draw the eye. Dark hand-built timber tables, bar stools, shelving and herringbone-patterned timber floors have been created with a craftsman’s hands and a designer’s eye. Frosted, metal-framed windows and painted brickwork highlight the old building’s original charm, while a bohemian courtyard completes the package. \
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THE RIDGE, WRITES BEN THOMAS
n 1975 Nat White took a leap of faith when he and wife Rosalie planted pinot noir and chardonnay vines on a plot of land at Mornington Peninsula’s Main Ridge. “I don’t recall an Australian chardonnay or pinot noir that we’d drunk before we planted our vines. Pinot noir and chardonnay were almost unheard of at the time [in Australia],” White says. “There was a fair amount of pinot noir planted in Australia, but that was mainly for sparkling wine. I can’t recall anyone planting pinot noir or chardonnay in Victoria at the time.” Hedging their bets, the Whites planted a range of grapes on their land, which included pinot noir, pinot meunier, chardonnay, riesling, traminer and cabernet sauvignon – the grapes of French regions Burgundy and Bordeaux. “If you look at the climates of Burgundy and Bordeaux they’re fairly similar and we thought we were somewhere in the middle,” White says. “It was a matter of trying the different varieties and seeing what worked.” The Whites weren’t the first people to plant vines on the Mornington Peninsula – that honour goes to Baillieu Myer, who, three years earlier, had planted vines on his multipurpose farm – but they were the first to plant vines on what would be a dedicated winery. In the early days, it was White’s Main Ridge cabernet sauvignon, rather than his now highly regarded pinot noir, that gained all the attention, achieving success in local wine shows. “That initial cabernet was thin and weedy, but it was considered to be fashionable. It led me in the wrong way for a while,” he says. “The 1983 pinot noir – it would have been our fourth vintage – was promising. I remember thinking at the time that it was better than the cabernet.
“The early success of pinot noir and chardonnay here persuaded many people to have a go. We had early success with chardonnay, that was easy, and we had much better consistency with chardonnay. It was much harder to get the pinot noir viticulture right.” Following in White’s footsteps is a who’s who of the Mornington Peninsula: Brian Stonier, who set up Stonier Wines, Lindsay McCall of Paringa Estate and Moorooduc Estate’s Richard McIntyre. David Lloyd, at Eldridge Estate, also played a big part in those early days through his breeding of bacteria for malolactic fermentation, a key process in wine stabilisation. In not much more than 30 years, the Mornington Peninsula has become one of Australia’s, and the new world’s, best cool-climate wine regions. “To me, the fascinating thing when I look back is how little we, and Australia, knew about chardonnay and pinot noir. Chardonnay is so common now that you’d think we’ve known about it for centuries,” White says. The peninsula’s founding fathers, along with new-world pinot noir pioneers from around the globe, will be the focus of next year’s Mornington Peninsula International Pinot Noir Celebration, a two-day conference on this marvellous grape on February 8-9. At the RACV’s Cape Schanck Resort on Sunday, February 10, more than 40 Mornington Peninsula wineries, plus specialist pinot producers from around the world, will be showcasing their wines and running Burgundy masterclasses. At $120 a ticket, it’s a great Christmas idea for the pinot lover in your life. Both events are open to the public. \ email@example.com » www.mpva.com.au
Ben Thomas stayed as a guest of Peppers Moonah Links on the Mornington Peninsula.
TAsTE This Quealy 17 Rows Pinot Noir 2010
Crittenden Estate Pinot Noir 2010
(Mornington Peninsula) $50; 13% ★★★★ bolD
From 17 rows of vines planted in 1982 near Balnarring – among the oldest surviving pinot noir plantings on the peninsula. It’s a far cry from the delicate pinot noirs you often find on the Mornington Peninsula, with bold, perfumed aromas of plums, cherries and spice leading to juicy sour cherry, dark berry and savoury flavours. But it’s a delightful pinot noir nevertheless. Its structure is a highlight, with good balance, grippy tannins and length to burn.
Food match \ Steak tartare
(Mornington Peninsula) $25; 13% ★★★★ ½
Food match \ Roast chicken with tarragon
The grapes that made this pretty, perfumed wine come from a vineyard planted with some of Australia’s oldest multi-clone pinot noir vines. These mature vines, with a range of characteristics, thanks to their varying DNA, have helped produce a wine bursting with cherry, plum, raspberry, spice, smoke and earth aromas and flavours. Well-used, quality oak barrels have played their supporting role well. Incredibly smooth, it glides along the tongue with finesse, finishing with a light grip and lengthy, savoury, cherry and plum flavours. Food match \ Grilled five-spice quail
Eldridge Estate PTG
This is the second release of Eldridge Estate’s 50/50 blend of gamay and pinot noir. Both have been rippers. Unfined, unfiltered with only a tiny amount of sulphur dioxide preservative added, this is vibrant in colour and vibrant in flavour. It’s loaded with perfumed red berries, cherry, plum, spice and fresh-cut flowers. It’s fresh and juicy, with fine powdery tannins and fabulous length. The 2011 sold out quickly, with restaurants snapping it up, so go to eldridge-estate.com.au and get in quick.
Pick of the week
(Mornington Peninsula) $34; 13.5% ★★★★ ½
Paringa Estate Estate Pinot Noir 2009 (Mornington Peninsula) $60; 14% ★★★★★
Layered, complex aromas of dark cherry and plum – Paringa Estate pinot hallmarks – raspberry, spice and earth, with some high-quality oak to provide a lift, are a delight. There’s elegance to the bold, intense flavours, featuring more cherry and plum, with pips as well, and rhubarb leading to a fine structure – one of the wine’s many highlights. Silky smooth, with zippy, mineral acidity and firm, fine-grained tannins, the wine fans out as it flows along the tongue to deliver a rich, long finish. Food match \ Roast duck
Garagiste Red Hill Pinot Noir 2011 (Mornington Peninsula) $45; 13.5% ★★★★ ½
I’ve tried this twice (in a random line-up and by itself) and been impressed both times. Perfumed, layered aromas of cherry flesh and pips, strawberry, spices – cinnamon and Chinese five-spice – and lifted stalk notes are a delight. It’s elegant, with good weight to the intense savoury cherry, plum, spice flavours. Smooth as silk and nicely structured, this wine has sour cherry-flavoured acid that works nicely with fine-grained tannins. Food match \ Ocean trout with braised lentils
5★ Outstanding 4★ Really good 3★ Good
2★ OK ★ Not worth it
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EXhIBItIons EPIC! 100 YEARS OF FILM AND THE BIBLE Filmmakers have mined the Bible and its tales of war, battles for land, abuse of power and sexual tension for decades. It has provided inspiration for films such as The Private Lives of Adam and Eve, starring Mickey Rooney, and Cecil B. DeMille’s compelling drama and Oscar-winning film Samson and Delilah (the 1949 version). This exhibition has rare vintage posters dating back to the 1920s, press books and costumes, movie stills and lobby cards, and explores the abundance of sex, scandal and violence taken from the Bible and dramatised over the past 100 years. ■ The Jewish Museum of Australia, 26 Alma Road, St Kilda. Until February 3. Tuesday to Thursday, 10am-4pm; Sunday, 10am-5pm. 8534 3600 INNOVATORS 3 This is the third instalment of a five-part exhibition showcasing the work of four Melbourne-based contemporary visual artists – Akira Akira, Jeremy Bakker, Sophie Knezic and Krishnamurti Suparka – and Canadian video artist Faye Mullen. Highlights include Bakker’s starburst-shaped cluster of pencils and Mullen’s video triptych of a woman being overwhelmed by granules of sand in a not-so-subtle reminder of our mortality. ■ Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, 26 Acland Street, St Kilda. Until December 9. Tuesday-Friday, 1-5pm; Saturday and Sunday, 11am-5pm. 9534 0099 MUsIC THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE, ARE YOU EXPERIENCED, PERFORMED BY SHANNON BOURNE Pure Pop Records has recruited a bunch of talented musicians to cover classic albums. Guitar fans 12 The weekly review \ december 5, 2012
LEIGH BARKER & THE NEW SHEIKS Last year Leigh Barker & The New Sheiks won the 2011 Bell Award for best traditional jazz album and they are regarded as one of the best outfits on the local jazz scene. For this show they’ wil be joined by award-winning vocalist and violinist Heather Stewart, as well as special guests Geoff Bull and the Finer Cuts. Come along for a Sunday session of contemporary jazz by some of the country’s best artists. ■ The Flying Saucer Club, 4 St Georges Road, Elsternwick. December 16, 3pm onwards. 9528 3600 won’t want to miss singer-songwriter, producer and guitarist Shannon Bourne’s rendition of Jimi Hendrix’s Are You Experienced. It will be a tough job living up to such a legend of the guitar, but the show is sure to impress. ■ Pure Pop Records, 221 Barkly Street, St Kilda. December 8, 6.30pm. 9525 5066 SAM SPARRO “THE MOON AND THE STARS” TOUR Sam Sparro is back in Australia to perform at the Homebake Festival and has announced two side-shows, one in Sydney and this one at the Prince. The former child actor (he started acting in a McDonald’s commercial) will perform with a band, which will include members of electro-dance duo Basement Jaxx. Many became familiar with the Sydney-born singer-songwriter and producer in 2008 when his Black and Gold single hit the charts and was used in advertisements, television series, video games and films. ■ Prince Bandroom, 29 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda. December 9, 8pm. 9536 1168 A HOLIDAY ADVENTURE Now that we’re finally experiencing some summer weather, the rooftop at the Local Taphouse beckons. It has an enormous list of tap beers and
has been named the best beer bar in Australia by the Beer Bible. The bar hosts live music every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Sim Martin and his four-piece band the Holiday Adventure – or “holidayers”, as they like to call themselves – will play old-school soul, blues and reggae on Saturday night. ■ The Local Taphouse, 184 Carlisle Street, St Kilda. December 8, 9.30pm. 9537 2633
FRENCH CHRISTMAS MARKET AND OPEN DAY Francophiles rejoice – this weekend you can experience a few days in France without jetlag and air fares. Alliance Francaise de Melbourne’s annual French Christmas Market and open day at Eildon Mansion. Wander around the largest renaissance-style house in Melbourne as you enjoy your baguette and nibble on French cheeses. There will be food, wine, music, film screenings, art and craft for children and trial French classes. ■ Eildon Mansion, 51 Grey Street, St Kilda. December 8, 10am-9pm and December 9, 1-6pm. 9525 3463 CoMEDY FLYING SAUCER CHRISTMAS COMEDY INVASION The Flying Saucer Club’s first stand-up night will have some of Australia’s best comedic talent. Spicks and Specks regular Dave O’Neil will host a night of performances from Glenn Robbins of Kath and Kim fame, Fiona O’Loughlin from Good News Week and Paul Calleja of Before the Game and Hey Hey, Its Saturday.
■ The Flying Saucer Club, 4 St Georges Road, Elsternwick. December 7, 8pm. 9528 3600
PERFoRManCE CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Dancing school Dancemakers will perform its own rendition of the classic children’s story by Roald Dahl. Young Charlie Bucket and his adventures at the chocolate factory owned by Willy Wonka will be presented in a mix of ballet, jazz, contemporary dance and aerobatics. ■ The National Theatre, 20 Carlisle Street, St Kilda. December 13, 6.45pm. 9525 4611 WoRKshoPs & sEMInaRs BIG BREAK To celebrate the International Day of People with a Disability, Kingston Arts Centre has a program of free arts workshops, including acting, African drumming sessions, blacklight puppetry, toy making and weaving, Latin dancing and singing lessons. It’s first in, best dressed, so make sure you book ahead as places are limited. Enroll in morning and afternoon sessions, and enjoy a bite to eat on the house between classes. ■ Kingston Arts Centre, Nepean Highway, Moorabbin. December 7, 10.45am-noon and 12.45-2pm. 9556 4458 \ COMPILED BY LEXI COTTEE
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he unusual rhomboid motifs on the facade of this expansive, stylish home make it stand out in art deco-dominated Bentleigh. At street level, the eye moves past a tall cypress tree and smoky rendered façade to four diamond-shaped windows in the centre of the second storey. Aesthetics aside, their reason for being becomes apparent in the grand entrance hall, where a second-floor void permits the ceilings to reach a height of more than eight metres. The windows sit just below a barrel skylight, which stretches the length of the entrance hall. It’s a combination that allows an extraordinary amount of natural light to fill the formal entertainment areas, as well as the second level of the house. The diamond shape is a recurring theme throughout the house, with granite tiles of different sizes laid into the polished floorboards at random. It is believed the slightly exotic design notes are a reflection of the Egyptian background of its first owner. Whatever the influence, the final result is an attractive aspect of this impressive family house in the heart of sleepy Hillside Avenue. The current owners fell in love with the property more than 11 years ago and have since set about creating a contemporary lifestyle here. A coral feature wall that lines the central staircase
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creates warmth in the lounge and dining areas, where white dominates. French doors lead to the granite kitchen, alongside the informal living and dining areas. A glass box window keeps the kitchen well lit despite its central position, while the meals area overlooks the north-east facing backyard through the french doors lining the rear wall. The doors continue around to the northern side of the house, where the carpeted living area, with built-in entertainment unit, is partially secluded by a half-height dividing wall. Outside, the vast expanse of lawn is no match for neighbouring Victory Park, but would still permit a sizeable game of backyard cricket without any danger to the windows. Upstairs, the main bedroom is classically elegant, but slightly Moorish influences make an appearance once again in the en suite, with tiled cut-outs taking the place of glass shower screens. Three other bedrooms, a bathroom and separate toilet are arranged off a central rumpus room and landing – the perfect spot from which to appreciate that magnificent entrance hall once more. \ jo Davy firstname.lastname@example.org
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ElstErnwick Perched on an expansive, triangular block in a quiet cul-de-sac close to the bustle of Elsternwick village, this gem of a house is full of character. Perfectly presented in well-kept gardens, this period property with cream façade and leadlight detail opens to a broad timber hallway. An elaborate chandelier overhangs this space. A huge, open-plan living and dining area sits through an arch to the left of the entrance and is arrayed around a central, two-sided fireplace. The main bedroom sits opposite, through double doors, with leadlight windows, a taupe feature wall and a bank of built-in wardrobes. Two further spacious bedrooms sit in one corner of
this residence, with the third opening to an en suite awash with light through glass brick walls. This bathroom is shared with a study, while the main bathroom sits nestled between all three bedrooms. A sprawling family area to the rear of the property is finished with dark crazy paving. A huge kitchen with dark stone worktops and meals area basks in an enormous bay window. Stainless-steel appliances include a Smeg oven and Bosch dishwasher. A towering wine rack is perfect for your collection. The third bathroom and laundry facilities sits in the rear north-west corner, with another glass brick wall drawing sunshine from the large, red brick-paved back yard with deep blue pool with mosaic tile detail and leafy outdoor dining area. \ STEPHEN A RUSSELL
Biggin & Scott \ 9523 9444 7 Sherbrooke Avenue Price \ $950,000+ Auction \ December 8 at 1pm
final word “This properTy has The winning combinaTion of a large, qualiTy house wiTh a sizeable backyard. Truly a rare find.” chris hassall – agenT
Buxton \ 9563 9933
Price \ $1.2 million – $1.26 million
Auction \ December 8 at 10.30am
Fast facts \ Architecturally designed family home; eight-metre ceilings with a barrel skylight in the entrance hall; two open-plan living and entertainment areas; granite kitchen with Blanco appliances; casual living area with built-in entertainment unit and a wall of french doors overlooking north-eastern backyard; upstairs rumpus area surrounded by four large bedrooms, the main with a walk-in wardrobe and custom-designed en suite; ducted vacuum; alarm and intercom; evaporative air-conditioning; close to Centre Road, Victory Park and Dendy Park. Bentleigh \ 13kms from the city
Marshall White \ 9822 9999 26 Parker Street Price \ $1.4 million + Auction \ December 8 at 11:30am
Combining 1920s period detail with contemporary design, this owner-renovated California bungalow is spectacular. The vast main bedroom sits to your right, with walk-in wardrobe and immaculate en suite with sleekly sculptural vanity. Three further bedrooms sit up front, all with built-in wardrobes, detailed, soaring ceilings and milk chocolate-coloured carpets. The main bathroom is a bright, soothing space in muted palette; the laundry and powder room sit next to this space. It’s the stunning extension that really impresses, with its vast, L-shaped bi-fold glass wall encompassing a stunning, open-plan entertainer’s living area. A Calacatta marble kitchen with island bench sits at its centre, with slick white cabinetry and stainless-steel appliances. Bookended by living and dining areas, a family room sits to the rear. A timber deck wraps around this extension, plus a lawn surrounded with trees. \ STEPHEN A RUSSELL
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Rodney Morley Perischetti \ 9525 9222 184 Alma Road Auction \ December 9 at 1pm Price \ About $1.4 million
Behind wrought-iron gates, this 1920s property nestles in a 860 square metre block of land. The main bedroom is left of the entry, with high ceilings, built-in wardrobes and a bay window, with a well-appointed en suite. Across the hall, through glass french doors, a huge living room has a detailed ceiling and marble fireplace flanked by leadlight windows. Another set of french doors leads to a family room with corner fireplace, then the dining room beyond. The laundry sits to one side, with another bay window encompassing the meals area and granite kitchen with Smeg/Miele appliances on the other. Next door a large study has floor-to-ceiling bookshelves. Upstairs, three more bedrooms all have built-in desks, and the largest has a walk-in wardrobe. They sit off a huge rumpus with twin dormer windows and share a bathroom. \ STEPHEN A RUSSELL
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This surprisingly large, single-level town residence is very private. The rear of two, it is almost new and the interior affords an air of contemporary sophistication. Its long driveway finishes in a single carport that’s open to the back verandah and courtyard. The floor plan incorporates clever elements such as the main bathroom also serving as an en suite to the second bedroom. The laundry has a door to a drying court. The large front living room has pale-timber floorboards. Doing away with a hall, this living room has a cutaway to the kitchen and dining area. The kitchen has creamy stone benchtops, stainless-steel appliances and glossy, white cabinetry. The dining room has glass doors to the stone-tiled verandah. The main bedroom has a big window to the entrance porch, a walk-in wardrobe and a double-vanity en suite. Bedrooms two and three have built-in wardrobes, and the third has a door to the verandah. \ KAY KEIGHERY
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2/38 Sycamore Grove, St Kilda East ................................................................. Price: $420,000 - $460,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday December 15 at 2pm ................................................................. OFI Contact agent .................................................................
7 Somers Avenue, Malvern ................................................................. Price: $1.05 million + ................................................................. For sale ................................................................. OFI By appointment .................................................................
Two bedrooms with BIRs, central updated bathroom, private courtyard and security entry. Renovated modern galley kitchen, open-plan living area and euro laundry.
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9a Matilda Road, Moorabbin ................................................................. Price: $700,000 - $780,000 ................................................................. Auction Sunday December 16 at 2.30pm ................................................................. OFI Wed 5-5.30pm; Sat as advertised .................................................................
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91/325 Beaconsfield Pde, St Kilda West ................................................................. Price: $1.2 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday December 8 at 1.30pm ................................................................. OFI Sat from 1pm .................................................................
15a Kooyong Road, Caulfield North ................................................................. Price: $1.15 million - $1.28 million ................................................................. Auction December 8 at 11.30 am ................................................................. OFI Sat, Sun as advertised .................................................................
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Hocking stuart \ 9557 7733 25 Wright street Price \ $1.075 million – $1.175 million Auction \ December 9 at 12.30pm
Most families find that some space between parents and children’s bedrooms is a good idea. With a large main suite upfront and a three-bedroom kids’ wing at the rear, this place puts that idea to admirable practice. The entrance hall, central foyer, bathroom and open-plan area have slate-tiled floors. Formal living and dining areas are carpeted and connected. The study has storage. Open-plan and welcoming, the kitchen, meals and family area is warmed by a wood heater and the rear wall is glazed to take in backyard scenery. Set below a peaked Perspex canopy, the covered terrace has easy access to the built-in barbecue and pleasant vistas across the pool and garden. The pool is bound by sandstone terracing and the spa is fed by a stacked-stone water feature. The property is minutes’ walk from Centre Road shops and Bentleigh train station and a 30-second stroll to Allnutt Park. \ KAY KeIGHerY
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Bentleigh 35 Fairbank Road Corner charm with choices. On a sun filled corner block, this classic 3 bedroom timber home is full of character and ready to renovate. Restumped & rewired in recent years, this homely charmer enjoys a large living room, 3 good size bedrooms (2 with BIRs), sunny kitchen with meals area, updated spa bathroom & external laundry. Charmed with rustic floorboards & high ornate ceilings, this spacious gem features gas heating, a north facing rear garden, bungalow and a carport. A great opportunity to start and make your mark by renovating or rebuilding (STCA) in this sought after pocket, moments to both Moorabbin & Centre Road shops, cafes, train, Halley Park, Holmesglen College and local schools.
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1 Wed 4.00 - 4.30pm & Sat from 3.00pm Sat 8th December - 3.30pm 78 / E3 $450,000 - $500,000 Bentleigh 390 Centre Road 3204 9557 7733 Trent Collie 0425 740 484 Calvin Reid 0413 878 860
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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 5.30 - 6.00pm & Sun from 12.00pm Sun 9th December - 12.30pm 68 / C12 $1,075,000 - $1,175,000 Bentleigh 390 Centre Road 3204 9557 7733 Trent Collie 0425 740 484 Nick Renna 0411 551 190
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
Wed 4.15 - 4.45pm & Sat as advertised Sat 15th December - 2.30pm 77 / H3 > EPR $620,000 - $680,000 > OFFICE Bentleigh 390 Centre Road 3204 > TEL 9557 7733 > CONTACT Trent Collie 0425 740 484 Nick Renna 0411 551 190 > VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF
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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 bedroom (BIRs & spa bathroom), 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
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Wed 4.00 - 4.30pm & Sat as advertised Sat 15th December - 1.30pm 68 / H10 POA Bentleigh 390 Centre Road 3204 9557 7733 Rob Manning 0414 895 745 Nick Renna 0411 551 190
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 bedroom (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 bedrooms (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
Sat from 11.00am Sat 8th December - 11.30am 58 / K10 > EPR $1,150,000 - $1,280,000 > OFFICE Caulfield 616 Glenhuntly Road 3162 > TEL 8532 5200 > CONTACT Todd Newton 0412 568 313 Marshall Rushford 0418 396 981 > VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF
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Moorabbin 9A Matilda Road Contemporary excellence at its exceptional best. Architect designed with spectacular style. This stunning new 4 bedrm + study nook, 2.5 bathrm masterpiece by Lilley Building Group impresses with its quality interiors & dramatic facade with extended eaves. Stunning European Oak timber floors, high ceilings, & full height 2-pac doors, this eye-opening sensation showcases 3 entertaining zones (gas fire), luxury marble/stone Bosch kitchen (& butlerâ€™s pantry) & a designer pergola over the bluestone alfresco area with BBQ kitchen in manicured gardens. Fully fitted with R/C ducted air cond, ducted vac, alarm, video intercom, LED lighting, great storage & auto garage, itâ€™s the new suburban benchmark, close to schools, parks, bus & Waves. 4
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Wed 5.00 - 5.30pm & Sat as advertised Sun 16th December - 2.30pm 77 / J7 $700,000 - $780,000 Bentleigh 390 Centre Road 3204 9557 7733 Trent Collie 0425 740 484 Nick Renna 0411 551 190
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) Wed 4.30 - 5.00pm & Sat as advertised Thurs 20th December - 6.30pm 69 / A5 > PRICE POA > OFFICE Carnegie 59 Koornang Road 3163 > TEL 9569 3666 > CONTACT Gary Walton 0407 597 498 Mark Staples 0411 527 174 > VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF
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Bentleigh East 1/2 Abbin Avenue A townhouse inspiration with a stunning sense of space. Expansive space and contemporary lines define this stunning new 3 bed 2.5 bath street front townhouse with its 3 spacious living zones, stylish stone kitchen (WI pantry), north facing deck in private gardens & auto garage (own drive).
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.
Wed 4.00 - 4.30pm & Sat as advertised > AUCTION Sat 15th December - 12.30pm > MEL REF 77 / G4 > PRICE POA > OFFICE Bentleigh 390 Centre Road 3204 > TEL 9557 7733 > CONTACT Kosta Mesaritis 0412 117 529 Jason Collie 0403 191 453 > VIEW
Wed 3.30 - 4.00pm & Sat from 11.00am > 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
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 bedroom brick home offers excellent scope to renovate or rejuvenate with its north facing living & dining rooms and spacious retro kitchen or redevelop (STCA) on 780sqm approx.
Carnegie 12 Beena Avenue Enjoying gorgeous street appeal, this irresistible 3 bedroom Edwardian blends the charm of yesteryear with todayâ€™s modern comforts and the potential of tomorrow, featuring 11ft ceilings, 2 living areas & a north facing rear garden.
Wed 12.00 - 12.30pm, Sat as advertised & Sun from 11.00am > AUCTION Sun 9th December - 11.30am > MEL REF 77 / F3 > PRICE POA > OFFICE Bentleigh 390 Centre Road 3204 > TEL 9557 7733 > CONTACT Rob Manning 0414 895 745 Nick Renna 0411 551 190 > VIEW
Wed 5.00 - 5.30pm & Sat as advertised > AUCTION Sat 15th December - 11.00am > 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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changingplaces AUCTION SUN 9TH OF DECEMBER AT 12PM
18A Napier Street, South Melbourne
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.
Sat & Sun as advertised Sun 16th December - 12.30pm 67 / H5 $590,000 - $650,000 Caulfield 616 Glenhuntly Road 3162 > TEL 8532 5200 > CONTACT Max Pisano 0418 378 900 Marshall Rushford 0418 396 981 > VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF > EPR > OFFICE
MANY HAPPY RETURNS Inspect Saturday 11-11.30am and Sunday 11.30-12pm
Cameron Fisher 0418 313 031
294 Kings Way, Sth Melbourne • 9686 8228 • www.changingplaces.com.au
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SPACIOUS LIVING OVER 2 LEVELS In an award winning 1976 ‘City Edge’ development, this most affordable, light filled, elevated two storey town residence enjoys easy access to the CBD, St Kilda Road, Clarendon Street, Albert Park Lake and all Melbourne has to offer. Comprises entrance hall to well-equipped kitchen with dishwasher and breakfast bar to very spacious living all opening to triangular deck ideal for Alfresco dining and entertaining, with northern leafy treed views. Upstairs to study nook, two double bedrooms each with built in robes and partial city views, tiled bathroom with laundry facilities and separate toilet. Features split cycle air conditioning/heating both upstairs & downstairs, heaps of storage space and off street parking for one car. An ideal investment opportunity.
Prime Commercial Investment A PART OF ELSTERNWICK’S HISTORY
ST KILDA EAST 17 lynedoch avenue
AUCTION THIS SUN 11.30 EXCITING OPTIONS IN A PRIME POCKET Perfectly located in one of St Kilda East’s finest streets this solid home on 833m2 (approx title dimensions) features living, dining, family room, functional kitchen, rear garden & the opportunity of a lifetime to refurbish, expand or rebuild a luxurious home in this exclusive neighbourhood (STCA).
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
AGENTS IN CONJ.
CAULFIELD 348 Orrong Road ST KILDA 55 Inkerman Street
Licensed Estate Agent & Consultant
Sunday 9th December 11.30 Thurs 1.00-1.30pm & Sun from 11.00am Sally Zelman 0412 294 488 Darren Krongold 0438 515 433 WILSON GLEN EIRA Joey Eckstein 0419 419 199 Peter Fein 0418 244 444
AUCTION INSPECT CONTACT
9526 1999 9066 4688
ORMOND 29 Anthony Street Charm & style of Yesteryear
MCKINNON 31 Lysbeth Street
Corner possibilities galore in a winning zoned locale
Under instructions from State Trustees Ltd. Laden
Auction Sat 15 Dec, 11.30
Boasting a prominent McKinnon Sec. College zone
with character & charm, this original SB period resid
address, 637sqm approx allotment with dual street
set on a 640sqm (approx) allotment just oozes future
View Wed 12:00 - 12:30
frontage doesn´t come better than this. Offering
View Wed 12:00 - 12:30
Auction Sat 15 Dec, 1.30
potential for renovation & extension. Prestige locale
John Pollard 0418 331 533
two separate but adjoined properties, its value will
John Pollard 0418 331 533
- easy walk to Ormond or McKinnon shops & station.
Vicki Pollard 0439 655 727
be realised in either the flexible family accomm, as a
Vicki Pollard 0439 655 727
Located in the McKinnon Sec. College Zone.
Bentleigh 9557 5500
development or new home site (STCA).
Bentleigh 9557 5500
Bentleigh 396 Centre Road 9557 5500
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