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I ’m officially out of the loop. Having limiting the spread of germs anywhere: a workplace, been off the air waves for a year has home or school. But as many colleagues were evidently rendered me immune to fulminating about the fun police and the banning of the basic media condition of outrage and overreaction birthday cakes, I was clearly missing something, so I that one needs to get the job done every day: I’ll need to decided to check. get a booster shot. Turns out I wasn’t missing a thing. You see, when I heard about the hygiene guidelines The guidelines do not talk about banning cakes; for childcare workers published by the National but about using a single cupcake to blow on and a Health and Medical Research Council last larger cake to share. As my midwife friend says, ‘Nobody week, they sounded to me like very sensible never eats a kid’s birthday cake: “They spit needs the cold she and quite basic precautions to try to prevent all over it when they blow out the candle!” virus you came cross-infection in those cuddly-warm germ The guidelines do not wrap kids in into contact bubble-wrap but attempt to limit the incubators known as day-care centres. The with’ guidelines are very straightforward ones aimed spread of infection in notoriously infective at breaking the chain of infection: hand-washing, child-care centres. nappy care, food preparation. They advocate washing Now, just in case you think this is a rush of hands after playing in the sandpit, as one would one blood to the hands as a result of recent motherhood wash hands after making mud pies; and cleaning down (yes, editor, I mean you), let me declare that toys after a day of being dribbled on by dozens of little hand-washing, cutlery quarantining, no towel sharing mites. A good idea already practised at Maternal Child and bog-standard basic hygiene has been a thing in Health Centres. Hand washing throughout the day is my family to deal with illnesses since forever. It’s the rule No. 1. simplest and most effective way of cutting off the path In fact, these seemed to me to be excellent rules for of migrating germs you do not need to pick up: having

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a baby has made even more sense of a commonsense procedure. Washing your hands when you walk in the door is brilliantly effective prevention. Nobody needs the cold virus you came into contact with on the bus in order to “build immunity”: that’s just going to debilitate you, have you needlessly off work and possibly taking unnecessary medication. This goes double for babies and young children who simply do not need repeated colds or bouts of gastro. For babies, immunity is built by the floors they crawl on, the dogs they pat, the stuff they cram in their mouths and the dribbling contact they have with each other, as well as their crucial immunisations. No doctor will advocate repeated fevers, flus and colds as a “good thing” for a very young child. I find it remarkable that the international community is in no doubt about the threat of a global viral or bacterial pandemic and the limited ability of our overused antibiotics to deal with it, but sensible measures to break the infection chain between little children is seen as an overreaction. Like I said, I need a media-fever booster-shot, stat. \

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After 25 years in television, Peter Mitchell remains one of the good guys … a decent bloke, writes PETER WILMOTH


hey say nice guys come last, but I reckon the opposite is true. Being a nice guy has meant, for Peter Mitchell, a 25-year career being beamed into the homes of millions of viewers, it has meant a long and loving marriage – to Philippa – it has meant five beautiful children and two grandkids, and it has meant the man sitting in front of me here at Channel Seven’s Dockland’s headquarters doesn’t have to prove a thing to anyone. At 52, that’s a satisfying feeling.

I’d never met Mitchell before. The only time I’d seen him away from my TV screen was hosting the Quill Awards for journalism last year. It’s hard to keep journalists quiet – especially when there’s a glass of wine and an opportunity to gossip with a colleague or rival – but that night he did an excellent job of MCing. That night I was sitting next to a talented writing colleague with no paucity of opinions and, thanks to Mitchell’s charm, I think we even shut up for five minutes while he was introducing the next award. That’s some achievement. Peter Mitchell grew up in Frankston where, for 18 months, his father Geoff was mayor. Young Peter and his brother found it difficult because his parents needed to be out often socialising. “For the 18 months he was mayor we were babysat every night and they’d come home and we’d be asleep,” he says. “It wasn’t great. We knew what was happening. There was a bit of pressure at school. ‘Just because your dad is boss of the world’, that sort of thing.” He lived in Frankston until he was 12, going to the beach, walking happily down to the shops. It was an idyllic place to grow up, he says. “All my memories of growing up in Frankston are nothing but fantastic,” he says. “Back then it was more of a seaside resort … I went to primary school with a lot of immigrants, British, Italian, Greek, Dutch, all coming into that area. Back then it was pinned as a booming growth area. It wasn’t a sleepy little town any more. It was proclaimed a city in 1966.” The influx of people from different countries was, for the young Mitchell, an eye-opener. “I tasted olives for the first time; this kid brought a bag of olives (to school). I thought ‘What the hell are these?’ “I used to walk down the street, go to Brashs, buy my first records. The first record I bought was John Farnham’s Comic Conversation. For Christmas I got a little turntable. I put it on, played it to death.” His parents, he says, “decided to, in their terms, quit the rat race and get a country pub and they never worked harder in their lives”. They had the pub, at Katamatite, north of Shepparton, for three years. Young Mitchell dreamed of becoming a journalist. He wasn’t a fantastic student but had “always done well with words … I enjoyed English and English lit, read a lot of books”. 4 The weekly review \ FeBRUARY 13, 2013

He wrote to a few places asking for a cadetship and got letters back from Channel Nine and The Herald. It was the late, gruff John Sorell at Channel Nine – or “The Bear”, as he was known – who saw something in Mitchell and hired him. “He said ‘I’ll give you a two-week trial period’,” Mitchell remembers. “I really didn’t know what to do but I went around asking questions to all the reporters and appeared as keen as I possibly could. Two weeks later he said ‘We’ll put you on’.” Mitchell remembers it as “a completely maledominated newsroom. There might have been one female reporter …” On his first day he was mentored by Kate Baillieu, who was reporting for A Current Affair, hosted by Michael Schildberger, whose offices were across the corridor. “Kate Baillieu took me under her wing and went round introducing me to everybody,” he says. “It was absolutely fantastic. I never forgot it. Out of everybody there, she said ‘You look as if you need some help’.” Mitchell spent 10 years at Nine – his last gig there was presenting sport on weekends – before receiving a call from Seven when Christopher Skase arrived. Seven had recruited Jennifer Keyte from Ten and asked Mitchell over to do weekend news. In 1983, when Mitchell was 23, the main sports reporter, Arthur Higgins, was covering the America’s Cup yacht race in Newport, Rhode Island, which created a spot on a Friday night to present sport. “So there I was, Friday night, making my studio debut next to Brian Naylor, who was very encouraging, fantastic, shook my hand. After that it took off.” Mitchell became Seven’s weeknight presenter in 2000. Years on, he “can’t believe it’s gone so quickly”. He reflects on the changes he’s witnessed. “It’s a 24-hour news cycle. It wasn’t like that back then. It was sort of like a nine-to-five position, TV news. You pack up after 6.30 and that was it. There was no overnight TV. Now it’s changed so much, and I can’t imagine how much it’s going to change in the next 25.” Mitchell is also amazed at how quickly his five children are growing up. “The middle daughter is going into year 10 this year and I was only taking her to grade one not that long ago.” His eldest is 29, married with two children, his son is 27, then there are two daughters aged 15 and 12 and a son aged nine. I say 52 is young to be a grandfather.

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“It’s interesting,” he says. “You have this tolerance level but the grandchildren just run you ragged. Not as fit, just not as able to cope as I used to be. I was extremely tolerant with my own children, but with these ones you have to understand how energetic they are.” He was 24 when his first was born. “It was something that our parents did and we just thought it was normal,” he says. “I was considered a young dad and by the time (the youngest) Harry came around I was 43 and that’s considered an old father. So we’d run the gamut of the whole thing. “I was extremely proud to be a father and the great responsibility involved. ‘‘We always had in the back of our minds that we’d have a third child. I said to my wife, Philippa, ‘If we’re going to have that third child we’d better get a wriggle on because there’s a big gap’. She said OK, yeah, fine’. “Had Lucy and she was such a delight we thought we’d go a fourth, we may as well. Maisie was the girl and I said ‘Well, are we going to leave it there?’ and Philippa said ‘That’s enough’. It was a boy, so it was five. “We’ve had two very distinct groups, the older two and the younger three. Looking back, three together is a nightmare. You should have had two or four because it works out better, the dynamic, how they all sit and get on, travelling in a car.”

(whose father threw her off the West Gate Bridge in 2009). When that happened, it’s just like a jolt … And it wasn’t just that day, it was any time that story came up. But you realise you’re no good to anyone sitting there as a blubbering mess. You’ve got to get on and do the job that you’re paid to do.”


alk of sad stories leads to the tragic death of veteran newsreader Brian Naylor and his wife, Moiree, in the Black Saturday bushfires in 2009. Naylor was a great mentor to Mitchell. “When I was sitting next to him presenting sport, you just had to see him and the way he operated, he told you everything you needed to know about doing that job. “I was at Whittlesea on the Sunday after that horrific night of Black Saturday. I was told ‘We’re doing extensive news coverage and we want you to go to Whittlesea where all the people were coming down from the hill that day’ and there were kids – talk about emotion - there were kids coming down from the mountain, black faces, having lost their house, all their possessions, their school and even some of their friends, in tears, a sort of zombie look. “And among all that this guy comes over and says ‘Did you hear that Brian and Moiree Naylor were killed’. I said ‘You know that for sure?’ He said ‘Yeah, yeah,

“... You’re no good sitting there as a blubbering mess. You’ve got to get on and do the job you are paid to do.” It’s become a discussion about parenting and anyone with five children should be listened to. “We haven’t done it by the book,” he says. “There’s no book there.” What sort of parent is he? “I think I’m a good parent. These days with kids it’s a lot of hands-on work just making sure you’re in control and they’re not sort of running the show, which can easily be done. We’re very strict when it comes to time spent on computers and time away with friends, alone, out on the street, wandering the streets. Our daughter wanted to go to Luna Park with friends, she’s 15 years old. I said ‘Well, hang on. Is there a parent going?’ We sorted that out, there’s one going now, picking them up. Because you can’t just let them go on their own. “We’re not helicopter parents, but we do like to be in control. I think we’ve been pretty good and they’ve been fantastic kids.” The Mitchells have been based in the Mount Eliza area for 20 years, and now live in Mornington. They had a small property at Balnarring, which they loved, but it became a lot to look after so they sold it. Mitchell and the family have always enjoyed the relaxed life near the water. “There’s something about down that way … this time of year it’s crazy down there, there’s this massive population explosion but it’s always a more relaxed environment. “Our kids have all stayed down that way. We thought some of them might move up to Melbourne. And while they’ve sampled that and been overseas and had their trips, the oldest two have both ended up down there and settled down with their partners. It’s been fantastic, that area, for us. It really is a wonderful place to live.” I ask Mitchell whether there have been times when he has struggled to maintain composure on air. “Yeah there have been. Any stories involving children who’ve suffered. I can’t stop thinking about Darcey Freeman

it’s tragic’. He was in tears. I didn’t know what to do. I said ‘ I can’t believe it’. I later found out that the CFA were about to shoot an ad the following week at Brian’s property saying if you’re going to stay and fight, this is how you do it. And Brian would have been like that. He would have said ‘We’ve done all the precautions, here we go’. “I believe there was a four-wheel-drive parked on the property that wasn’t touched by anything whereas the house went and they were, tragically, inside.” Mitchell covered the Ash Wednesday bushfires in 1983. “I was sent down to Warrnambool where seven people had passed away. Forty-one people died in those fires and I thought ‘We’re never going to see the likes of this again’. And here we are, all these years later, history’s been repeated, and it’s much, much worse.” I ask Mitchell what makes a great newsreader. “It’s building up that trust with the viewers and Brian (Naylor) had that in spades,” he says. “You knew that when you turned him on every night he’d be there telling you what happened. That’s what Brian did and what I try to do as well. I try to make sure you’re doing the same thing every night, just being reassuring, giving people what they want to know.” There are unconfirmed reports out of Britain that Michael Palin is the nicest man in the world but I’m putting in a bid for Mitchell to challenge that title. Mitchell is the respectful 17-year-old cadet who turned into the charming, reassuring newsreader, and he’s also the dad in the seven-seater people mover. Twenty-five years into a TV career, being nice hasn’t hurt him a bit. \ we welcome your feedback @

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pened a bottle of semillon lately? If the answer “Of all our wines, the Wild Semillon is our biggest is yes, you’re in the minority. In wine circles, seller. The off-dry semillon means I don’t have to semillon is spoken about in revered, hushed make a moscato or a verdelho (wines that are popular tones, but its steely, often puckering, acidity makes it a at Hunter cellar doors), which I’m not very interested hard sell to many wine drinkers. in,” Burton says. Semillon is revered for its longevity and the honey “Occasionally in cellar door you get someone pull a and toast notes that start to develop after a few years in face because of the high acid and fruit-driven intensity the bottle. But, as most of the wine we drink is bought [of semillon], which is unlike the sav blanc or verdelho on the day we consume it, it’s understandable why it’s they’re used to drinking. That’s when you show them not on the radar of many casual drinkers. an off-dry semillon and all of a sudden the semillon Semillon winemakers know this and they’re doing experience changes for them. something about it. A handful of premuim Hunter “It’s not classical by any stretch in terms of Hunter Valley winemakers are having great success by Valley semillon, but you might get a 20-year-old adding an off-dry semillon to their range of onto that now and in five years’ time they’re “The Wild wines, where residual sugar delivers sweetness buying Tyrrell’s Vat 1.” to balance out the zippy acid. If you have the patience, plus somewhere Semillon is Matt Burton, of Gundog Estate in the to keep wine cool as it ages for several years, our biggest Hunter Valley, says his off-dry Wild Semillon Australian semillon is one of the great wine seller” is now his most popular wine. bargains. If you don’t, several producers, such “You’ve got all the producers in the area pretty as Meerea Park in the Hunter Valley and the well making the same style of wine, which does Barossa’s Peter Lehmann Wines, take the effort out really well in wine shows and with wine critics and of our hands and release them as five- or six-year-old good restaurants, but it is a really hard sell in a general wines. sense for the public. This ageing time adds to the costs, which are passed “I sympathise with the general public who don’t on to the consumer and often take a $25 wine to really understand semillon as a young wine. It is a very somewhere about $40. challenging style and I think to be realistic we need to It’s fair enough, and in many cases, the wines still keep experimenting with off- and just-off-dry styles to prove to be bargains. \ broaden that market.” Burton made his first off-dry semillon in 2008 To read more reviews and his Wild Semillon is made using wild yeasts and visit, fermenting a portion of the juice on its skins, just like a red wine, to build texture and depth of flavour.

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A pioneering off-dry Hunter semillon, this is smooth, textural and low in alcohol – just 8 per cent. With classic Hunter semillon aromas of blossom, lemon and straw, it’s a wine of purity. Flavours include lime cordial and light dusty notes. Racy acidity is evenly balanced by residual sugar, making it textural as well as being rather approachable from the get-go. On exit, there’s a chalky acid grip and the sugar leaves sweetness on the lips. A great option to go with spicy food. Food match \ Spicy Thai fish cakes

Gundog Estate Wild Semillon 2012 Off-dry

Meerea Park Alexander Munro Semillon 2007

(Hunter Valley) $30; 10.5% ★★★★ ½

A wine that’s made using wild yeast fermentation, with grape skins included in the process – it’s usually just the juice that gets fermented with semillon – for texture. It’s off-dry, too, making it an approachable and seriously slurpable wine. Lime, wheat, blossom, and stonefruit aromas are replicated on a slightly sweet palate, which is nicely balanced by linear acidity. The flavours fan out and build as they flow along the tongue to a bright citrus finish. Food match \ Roast pork belly


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(Hunter Valley) $22; 8% ★★★★

(Hunter Valley) $35; 11.5% ★★★★★

Named after the great, great grandfather of owners Rhys and Garth Eather, a pioneer of Hunter Valley winemaking, this wine comes from a single parcel of grapes. Complex aromas include wax, lemon juice and pith, toast spread with honey, nectarine and herbal, straw notes. Smooth and textural, its waxy lemon flavours are crisp, refreshing and dangerously drinkable. It’s beautifully balanced and there’s a hint of grilled nuts on the intense citrus and herb finish. Food match \ Blue-eye with a white wine sauce

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De Iuliis Semillon 2012

(Hunter Valley) $18; 11.5% ★★★★ Aromas of peach, lemon, pea shoots and herbs, in particular thyme. There’s more of the zesty lemon characters driving the intense, mineral-laced acid. It’s crisp, dry and lightly textural but, most of all, refreshing, minerally and steely. It’s approachable and nice drinking now, but its best years are ahead of it. It’s hard to argue with the price so buy half a dozen, try one now and leave the rest for a few years. Food match \ Pan-fried flounder with capers

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THE ARTS DYNAMO Education \ Making music fun is a breeze for this versatile teacher and performer, writes CHERYL CRITCHLEY


ared Furtado was always going to teach. At Always a good multitasker, he managed the best of primary school he would collect his work and both worlds by studying a music theatre course at the activity sheets, sort them into subjects and file Western Australian Academy of the Performing Arts them away for later. (WAAPA) while completing his bachelor of education “When I finished primary school I actually degree. He also took dance lessons for a few years and made folders, according to subject headings, that I knew singing lessons with WAAPA’s Liz Pascoe. I would use when I became a teacher,” he explains. “I It was the perfect way to balance an innate need for actually sorted through what I thought was going to stability with expressing his artistic voice. “I’ve always work when I was a teacher.” needed variety in my life,” Furtado says. “I’ve always That ambition never dimmed, despite Furtado been someone who needs to be active and inspired. shining as a singer and musician, partly inspired by (But) I’ve always been someone who needs security at older sister Claire when they attended Yokine Primary the same time.” School in suburban Perth. “Claire learnt the piano and I After graduating, he worked at Anglican girls’ school always wanted to do what she was doing,” he says. Perth College for five years. “I actually finished my Now co-ordinator of Wilson House Music at Brighton degree at Perth College,” he says. “I studied and taught Grammar School’s junior campus, Furtado and his for the first six months to complete my degree.” sister remain close. During our interview he anxiously As an accomplished singer and musician, you’d awaits news of her second child. Madeleine Grace expect this gifted young man to waltz into his first arrived safely soon after. teaching class brimming with confidence. But Furtado “Claire definitely encouraged me,” Furtado says. was “terrified” and found it daunting going from his “She’s a brilliant pianist. She’s always accompanied university uniform of shorts to a suit and tie. “I was me for gigs in Perth. We’ve done many gigs and many incredibly green,” he says. “They took a real gamble shows together where I’ve been singing and she’s been with me.” playing on clarinet and piano.” Once the initial nerves subsided, the new teacher As a child Furtado, who also played tennis and loved every minute at the school and helped introduce tee-ball, was encouraged to pursue music and took musical productions into its program. He also made use up the clarinet in grade five. He won a scholarship to of the teaching notes he’d stored away all those years Perth Modern School for the academically gifted, ago. “I did use those activities. I used a couple of music where he blossomed. activities and songs from the folders and still use a At high school Furtado played the clarinet couple of games Mrs Molseed, my primary music and bass clarinet in the school’s symphony teacher, used with me.” “I’m very orchestra and sang in various ensembles. He The gamble certainly paid off, with Furtado passionate also enjoyed drama and biology. “I’d always winning an outstanding new educator award about sung,” he says. “I was definitely always singing from the Australian College of Education. children’s in the shower and I’d done a few musicals as a After five years, with several teaching and child and in my teens. arts awards under his belt and performances at singing” “They had heaps of opportunities for musical AFL games and in Rent and Hair, he spread his students. I loved the high-school years.” wings in Sydney. For three years he taught part-time Several teachers nurtured Furtado’s talent including at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Concord, Celia Christmass, a well-known Perth choral conductor. where he wrote the school song, and worked with He remains eternally grateful and has used this Gondwana Choirs’ artistic director and founder Lyn experience to make himself a better teacher. “She was Williams OAM, managing and working as an artistic my music teacher,” he says of Christmass. “I learnt so staff member for the Gondwana National Indigenous much from her and she has continued to be a mentor.” Children’s Choir as well as for Sydney Children’s Choir. At 14, Furtado successfully auditioned for the Other highlights included supporting Rhonda national Gondwana Voices children’s choir, which was Burchmore and Paul Capsis, performing in Jerry newly formed out of the Sydney Children’s Choir. In Springer: The Opera and singing the national anthem at year 12 he travelled with Perth Modern to the Vienna a Wallabies rugby game. After securing a job at Brighton International Youth Music festival, where his choir Grammar, Furtado moved to Melbourne for the start of won its section. “That was my first overseas trip. It the 2011 school year. was fabulous.” He and his Melbourne-raised partner Adrian, a The talented and driven performer could clearly have corporate lawyer who works as inhouse counsel to a pursued a career in the arts. But teaching won out. leading financial services organisation, are now active Furtado completed an education degree at Edith Cowan subscribers with the Melbourne Theatre Company and University in Perth, securing a music teaching job enjoy Melbourne’s vibrant arts scene. before he graduated. Furtado relishes working at Brighton Grammar. He 10 The weekly review \ FeBRUARY 13, 2013

On song: Jared Furtado says there is a real sense of teamwork among the school’s staff. (Darrian Traynor)

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spends a third of his time teaching pupils in grades 3-6, a third choral conducting and a third in administration. “I have a great mix,” he says on the way to the bright and spacious music room, which is neatly lined with xylophones, drum kits, guitars and music posters. “I always wanted to work with primary students. I just think that with primary kids it’s a foundation where you can hook them into music. Not everyone will become a musician; not everyone will become a conductor or a composer but my aim is that my students will have a well-rounded view of music. “I absolutely love it here. There’s a real sense of teamwork among the staff.” Head of the junior school, Peter Tellefson, is a big supporter of music education. When a primary student enrols at Brighton Grammar, Tellefson asks him if he can sing. If so, great; if not, the boy is welcomed and encouraged to learn. As part of this philosophy, all boys play a part in junior school productions. “It’s a wonderful thing for kids to get involved in,” Furtado says. “All boys are on stage. There’s always that moment in the rehearsal process where all of a sudden the kids click into your vision. And that’s a beautiful moment.” Furtado relishes the challenge of teaching those who aren’t necessarily going to be keen musicians, encouraging them to appreciate music and understand why they like a particular piece. He also believes they are all capable of singing. “I’m very passionate about children’s singing,” he says. “I believe everyone can sing. You also have to train the ear. It’s listening, then thinking, then singing. I love it. You always get a bit excited when there’s a light-bulb moment. Sometimes it doesn’t happen straight away. Sometimes it happens to varying degrees.” As long as they fulfil curriculum requirements, Furtado and colleague Nina Sofo, who teaches the younger children, have full creative control of their jobs. In 2011 Furtado and Firbank Grammar music teacher Susan Searle helped the junior boys perform Disney’s Aladdin Junior and last year The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, sharing roles with the girls from Firbank. There is always something happening and Brighton Grammar encourages Furtado to nurture his creative spirit outside school hours. His latest project is a website of songs and music for primary schools, which he created with St Cecelia’s music teacher Ruth Wilkin. They have written almost 40 songs that schools can instantly download and use in class music, including backing tracks, vocal demo tracks, sheet music and lyrics sheets. The site,, provides schools with instant and affordable material that is original and good quality. “We’re both very passionate singers,” Furtado says. “We realise that not every school is as lucky as Brighton Grammar and St Cecelia’s in that they have music teachers and such access to music education.” It is hardly surprising that this arts dynamo rarely refuses an opportunity – or a challenge. “I can’t remember if I’ve said no to anything,” he says, scratching his head. “I’ve always managed to balance other things with teaching.” Furtado has also attended Australia’s G’Day LA with the Gondwana National Indigenous Children’s Choir and recently toured regional Victoria doing workshops with indigenous children for Gondwana Choirs. “I’ve worked out that I need to be working with kids and I need to be artistically stimulated as well,” he says. “I’m very lucky that I have balance.” \ FeBRUARY 13, 2013 \ The weekly review 11

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Spina bifida has not stopped Dylan Alcott achieving more than most able-bodied athletes. A wheelchair basketball silver medallist at the 2012 London Paralympics, Alcott has excelled at several sports and is known for crowd surfing at music festivals. He started playing basketball in 2003 and first represented Australia in 2006. Alcott won wheelchair basketball gold at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics and the 2010 World Championship, where he was named in the all-star five. A champion tennis player and keen music fan, he won a University of Illinois scholarship but returned to study commerce at Melbourne University. \

Oppenheim is managing director of Australia’s largest Australian-owned pharmaceutical company specialising in dermatology. His parents Gerald and Rae, a chemist and a nurse respectively, founded the company in 1953 after escaping Nazi Germany just before World War II started. “Ego” is an acronym for Erwin and Gerald Oppenheim; Gerald’s father Erwin was a dermatologist. Alan started at Ego part-time during his Monash University days and joined the full-time as scientific director in 1981. He revolutionised the company and expanded it so it now sells 90 skin care products locally and internationally. \

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Davies worked his way up through the music industry from roadie to agent and manager. In 1970 he started managing Sherbet, one of Australia’s biggest bands. Davies lived in the US and England in the 1980s and 1990s, playing a major role in Olivia Newton-John’s success. He also managed Tina Turner and then Cher’s farewell tour to more than 5 million fans in 30 countries. In 2004 he was awarded life membership at the MMF Music Managers Awards and in 2008 won the Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Music. He has also managed Sade, Pink and Joe Cocker. \

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It’s all change for Canadian rock duo (and identical twins) Tegan and Sara on this, their seventh album. Gone is the cultish, angsty indie of records past. Heartthrob is jubilant power-pop – a joyous fusion of Cyndi Lauper and Robyn. It’s a style shift that suits the duo. Indeed, swapping guitars for synths merely reveals the pair has been writing catchy melodies all along. On the evidence here, an older song like You Wouldn’t Like Me (from 2004’s So Jealous) could easily be polished up from post-punk twitcher to top 10 botherer. Happily, Heartthrob hasn’t traded intelligence and insight for poppiness. First single Closer with its chorus “Let’s make things physical/I won’t treat you like you’re typical” evokes the dizzy happy, rush of first love, but elsewhere the subject matter remains consistent with past efforts. There’s still plenty of evidence of the gutsiness and burnt passions that first won the duo legions of fans, but the vibe is anything but melancholic. Getting dumped never sounded as upbeat as it does on Goodbye, Goodbye. Here, Tegan and Sara play with familiar pop tropes to put triumphant spins on heartbreak and abandonment. I’m Not Your Hero, for example, inverts the sentiment of Enrique Iglesias’ Hero but retains the chest-thumping ache and swell. The result is an album that’s as instantaneous and fun as we expect of chart-pop, but without the accompanying shallowness. \

Sydney dance company LOcREaDO brings its emotional new production to Theatreworks’ Acland Street venue this week for a limited season. Two battered individuals come together and attempt to overcome childhood trauma, but love struggles to conquer all when anger rears its ugly head. Choreographed by acclaimed Jamaican dancer Loredo Malcolm, this contemporary dance performance tackles love, loss and losing control. His most recent production, Ashe, won plaudits for its diverse, striking approach to the artform, incorporating aspects of jazz, contemporary and African dance. \



This year marks 50 years since Doctor Who’s titular Time Lord first landed on our screens. This month’s DVD release is an interesting one, not only because it hails from the series’ very first season, but also because it’s one of the 27 Who stories partly lost in time. Here, the two missing episodes are plugged by new animation, provided by Australian company Planet 55 Studios. It’s a great idea, well-executed, but it’s a shame this isn’t one of the more exciting absent adventures. There are no aliens or monsters, with the time-travellers plunged into the all-too-real horror of the French Revolution. It’s witty, occasionally blackly so, but might struggle to engage young viewers more accustomed to the modern series. Certainly, the production values are creaky. In 1963, the show was filmed more or less live, which means the actors occasionally bump into the cameras, while boom shadows dance behind them. But The Reign of Terror succeeds for the same reason the series has survived for the past half-century. It boasts an uncommon richness of ideas and a still piquant sense of adventure. \

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ANNA KARENINA \ Opens February 14, Rated M » Director Joe Wright’s take on the Russian classic is inventive to the point of distracting. He frames Tolstoy’s tale of a passionate woman within a genteel old theatre, with scenes playing out on and off stage, in the wings, the aisles and the rigging. In one memorable sequence, a daring horse race is conducted on stage, with the riders appearing and disappearing behind the curtains. When a rider falls, he lands hard on the theatre floor, his horse dying at the audience’s feet. These sequences are about as puzzling as they are striking. Presumably, we’re supposed to consider the artificiality of social constraints – everything is just for show, after all. But we have to wonder if Wright is wise to remind us that his cast is merely actors, given the rarely convincing Keira Knightley is his leading lady. As it is, Knightley gives one of her strongest performances yet, but remains a little too icy for us to truly engage with. Like his star, Wright’s film is pretty but aloof and oddly bloodless for a story rooted in deep passions. \

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or most families, built-up suburbs and busy roads mean the opportunities to turn your street into a cricket pitch or bike track are few and far between. But for the kids of Winston Way, an 11-year-old estate in the heart of Murrumbeena, these opportunities have been a standard feature of growing up. It seems fitting the estate was built on the site of the defunct Murrumbeena High School, as this quiet cul-de-sac is its own playground. But when playtime is over and it’s time to retreat indoors, this contemporary family house turns a negative into a positive. The timeless elegance of its two-storey brick façade is continued throughout the interiors, where open-plan living reigns. There are no doors to the large lounge and dining rooms on either side of the central hallway, rather wide entrances to each room allowing one to spill out into the other. Coffered ceilings create clearly defined rooms, without compromising on light or space. The end of the hallway marks the beginning of the house’s central living hub. Porcelain tiles throughout are a low-maintenance option that works in the kitchen and family room, while black granite benchtops

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and stainless-steel appliances are a contemporary combination. An island bench serves the adjacent meals area with ease. This area is bathed in natural light, courtesy of its position within a bay of windows. Glass sliding doors along the rear wall of the family room lead out to a covered outdoor entertainment area, ideal for summer evenings. All four bedrooms are at the top of a curved staircase with an elegant wrought-iron balustrade. The main suite accounts for almost one third of the second storey, with a huge bedroom, walk-in wardrobe, and spa en suite to rival the size of many family bathrooms. A similarly spacious rumpus room is in among the remaining three bedrooms, with built-in storage and large windows overlooking the street. Schools, shops and public transport are all within walking distance, and if the cricket match gets too big for Winston Way, Packer Park and Mallanbool Reserve are just around the corner. \ Jo davy

CauLFieLD south \ 7 Frederick Street Surrounded by perfectly manicured gardens and bulging with art deco flourishes inside, this gorgeous period house has been tastefully extended. The owner, a talented photographer with an eye for detail, spotted the elegant beauty on offer here. Soaring ceilings in the original part of the house have an art deco pattern, complemented by a delicate palette and polished floorboards. Through glass french doors there is a cosy lounge, which has plenty of natural light filtered through venetian blinds. The large dining room is next door. The cleverly designed kitchen, decked out in cream cabinetry and dark stone benches, makes fantastic use of space. The spacious main bedroom sits up front, with a bank of built-in wardrobes. Next door, a cute bathroom with a skylight contrasts sea blue and sparkling white tiles. There is a smaller bedroom further along, with the remaining two bedrooms out back in the extension, either side of a huge family room with bifold doors. The larger of the two has an adjoining study, while the bedrooms share a modern bathroom with separate laundry facilities. Let the kids run riot on the big lawn out the back, that even has a cubby house. The adults can dine on the raised deck, surrounded by bench seats and planters. There’s a flourishing veggie patch too, and not one, but two, sheds. \ STEPHEN A RUSSELL




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Price \ $890,000 +

Auction \ February 24 at 1pm



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Hocking Stuart \ 9569 3666

Price \ $930,000 – $990,000 Auction \ February 23 at 1.30pm

Fast Facts \ Contemporary two-storey house in 11-year-old estate; multiple open-plan living and entertainment spaces; modern kitchen with black granite benchtops and stainless-steel appliances; porcelain tiles and plush carpets throughout; covered outdoor dining area; large main bedroom with en suite and walk-in wardrobe; second-storey rumpus room or teenagers’ retreat; built-in wardrobes in all other bedrooms; ducted heating and cooling; video intercom; double garage with internal access; close to Packer Park, schools and shops. Murrumbeena \ 15km from the city




Buxton \ 9557 7733

Price \ $660,000 – $710,000



Auction \ February 16 at 10.30am

Hodges \ 9557 7891

Price \ $700,000 – $770,000

Auction \ February 23 at 11.30am

At the end of a secluded driveway, this house-sized town residence is on its own title. The unassuming brick exterior reveals little of the stylish interiors. The main bedroom has grey carpets, a bay window, walk-in wardrobe, plus a mocha-andcream tiled en suite. The kitchen has dark brown mottled-marble benchtops, cream cabinetry and stainless-steel appliances. A multi-purpose area is adjacent and can be used as a casual meals or family room. From here, a door leads to a small side garden. Down the hallway is the dining room, with trendy black-and-white bamboo wallpaper, plus floating shelves and highly polished floorboards. A sliding door leads out to the expansive wrap-around entertainer’s garden. The paved outdoor dining space is near a barbecue area, which is surrounded by tropical plants. Back inside, the living room, also with polished floorboards, opens to the back garden path. Two rear bedrooms share a main bathroom with a bath. \ MICHELLE OSTROW ZUKERMAN

A stylish renovation has transformed this house into something special. The singlelevel interior is spacious and finished with an earthy colour scheme. Pebbled and planted with magnolias and cordyline, the front garden requires little upkeep. The brick veneer façade has been rendered and a stacked-stone wall announces the entrance. Inside, the foyer has polished floorboards and fluted cornice. A large cutaway from the foyer leads to the carpeted living room. The main bedroom has a walk-through wardrobe and spa-bath en suite. The second and third bedrooms have built-in wardrobes, while the fourth, or optional study, has a glass wall with a view of the backyard. With hardwood floors and high ceilings, the open-plan kitchen, dining and family area is bright and roomy. The kitchen has stone benchtops, stainless-steel appliances and a bronze mosaic-tiled splashback. A glazed rear wall folds back to an entertainers’ deck and lawn. \ KAY KEIGHERY










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ELSTERNWICK \ 47 Gardenvale road

Hocking Stuart \ 8532 5200

Price \ $880,000 – $960,000

haMPToN \ 48 Holyrood Street

Auction \ February 24 at 1.30pm

Buxton \ 9598 8000

Price \ $1.5 million +

Auction \ February 23 at 11.30am

Tucked behind high walls and a double garage, this weatherboard house with a rendered stucco finish in gunmetal grey offers privacy and security, moments from the Martin Street strip. Spreading across an extensive block, this house offers an indulgent floor plan, with period details including glass chandeliers and polished floorboards. A spacious and airy dining room flows seamlessly into the lounge, which has an ornate fireplace and soft biscuit-coloured carpet, with a bright sunroom or study down a shallow step. Moving further in, two large bedrooms sit either side of the central hallway, sharing an immaculate bathroom with a glass brick wall and big corner spa bath. The warm and welcoming kitchen and meals area has a huge Westinghouse oven and six-burner stove, with a large laundry, shower and powder room nearby. A study or dressing room, which has its own built-in wardrobe, sits in the rear corner of the house. It leads to the third bedroom, which also has a door leading to the huge backyard. \ STEPHEN A RUSSELL

Beach days may well segue into “Holyrood nights” in this superbly located property. Eight years old, the two-storey mock-Tudor residence is geared for modern family living. Buses pass the front door and Hampton station and the beach are about a five-minute walk. Native plants and a granite-paved driveway that leads to the double garage. The living room has a gas log fireplace and a box bay window overlooking the front garden. The open-plan kitchen, dining and family area has stone-look floor tiles. Walnut timber cabinetry, granite benchtops, a Smeg oven and Bosch dishwasher render the kitchen zone classy and practical. Glass doors in the dining and family zones connect them with the wraparound rear deck. The side area of this deck is open-air and the rear has a plastic canopy. The bedroom on the ground level has built-in wardrobes. Upstairs, a rumpus room is the central focus, while there are also three more bedrooms, including the main suite with walk-in wardrobe, en suite and Juliet balcony. \ KAY KEIGHERY













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3 Raphael Street, Caulfield North ................................................................. Price: $1.7 million - $1.9 million ................................................................. Auction Sunday February 24 at 1.30pm ................................................................. OFI Sat, Sun 1-1.30pm .................................................................

74 Bellevue Road, Bentleigh East ................................................................. Price: $650,000 - $710,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday March 2 at 11.30am ................................................................. OFI Wed 4.45-5.15, Sat as advertised .................................................................

This luxury new house has living/dining, study and deluxe kitchen. It merges indoor and outdoor spaces in perfect harmony.

Ideal for the extended family, this fivebedroom, two-bathroom house has six living areas, granite kitchen, lovely rear garden, garage and carport.

Heart-warming two bedroom-plus-study 1930s house with two living areas and timber kitchen. There is room to extend and right-of-way at rear.

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26 Lucan Street, Caulfield North ................................................................. Price: $870,000 - $960,000 ................................................................. Auction Sunday February 24 at 11.30am ................................................................. OFI Sat and Sun as advertised .................................................................

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Quiet North East Corner Location in Sky Apartments Located in the coveted Sky apartment complex, this sun drenched apartment is positioned on the quiet North East corner of the building and offers opulent Asian inspired dĂŠcor throughout. The building has just undergone a total refurbishment inside and out and is now second to none in amenities and location offering a short walk to the St Kilda Road tram, easy access to Albert Park lake and golf course, Fawkner park and Botanical gardens. The 180sqm layout consists of three good size bedrooms with adjoining balconies, two and a half bathrooms, an open plan recently renovated kitchen with European appliances, loads of cupboard space and a large preparation bench with breakfast bar facing the dining and living room. There are uninterrupted views of the city and Albert Park Lake and golf course from almost every room. Included are two large car spaces on title and a storage cage. Sky apartments also offer state of the art gymnasium, large heated pool with retractable sky roof, twin spas and private saunas plus male and female bathrooms. Rarely do apartments like this become available so inspections are highly recommended. Contact Chris Bell 0418 884 886

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24 Field Street CAULFIELD SOUTH Elegant Victorian with Breathtaking Renovation Be inspired as you inspect this outstanding renovated period home. Meticulously constructed, & stylishly appointed, this grand Victorian combines modern luxuries with period details. Superbly appointed kitchen & bathrooms combined with huge Nth facing rear garden & pool completes this family home.

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Auction Saturday 2 Mar 10:30am Inspect Sat & Sun 11:45-12:15pm Guide $1,300,000 - $1,430,000 Contact Darren Krongold 0438 515 433 Sally Zelman 0412 294 488

RENOVATED 4 BED HOME Fabulous rear family extension A gorgeous period home with modern amenities. Comp: Formal sitting room, dining/meals, master bedroom with BIR´s, adjoin bathroom, 3 further bedrooms, study opening to private landscaped courtyard, modern kitchen with breakfast bar, new 2nd bathroom and laundry. Stunning light filled family room with bi fold doors to rear deck & entertaining area. Grassed back yard for kids to enjoy. Great location close to train, shops & schools.




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Sat 23rd February at 11.30am Wed at 5.15-5.45pm, Sat as advertised 361 Centre Road 9557 7891 Leigh Gardam 0416 149 422 Nick Blow 0411 831 731

Designer style to suit a family lifestyle Rendered, reno´d & ready for you to live in style, this 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, dual zone home with Bosch & C´Stone kitchen, spa-ensuite, duct heating, Inverter a/c, vid-intercom, 2-car carport & garage is close to Chesterville Village shops.

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Sat 23rd February at 12.30pm Wed at 5.30-6.00pm, Sat as advertised 361 Centre Road 9557 7891 Frank Ruffo 0412 112 223 Andrew Boyce 0418 312 473

Classic Californian with comfort & potential Upgraded with a classic kitchen & bathroom, robes, ducted heating, alarm, gas-fire & carport, this 4 bedroom Californian Bungalow will welcome a growing family...or grow a new extension (STCA) between Duncan McKinnon Res & the strip & station.

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Carnegie 34 Munster Avenue An irresistible Edwardian with modern family flair. With gorgeous street appeal, this beautifully renovated 4 bedroom 3 bathroom Edwardian captivates with its superb blend of classical architecture and contemporary chic. In stunning formal gardens, this mesmerising home enjoys a deep verandah, 4 large bedrooms (3 BIRs, main - fitted WIR & ensuite), designer bathrooms, stylish lounge (gas log fire & speakers), casual living & dining (2 sets of bi-folds open to a covered alfresco area, smart stone kitchen (900mm stove) & manicured gardens. Flawless in style, it boasts polished boards, plantation shutters, 11ft high ceilings, video intercom, alarm, ducted heating, air cond & auto gate to tandem auto carport. Exclusive street, walk to funky cafes, train & tram. 24 The weekly review \ FeBRUARY 13, 2013




Wed 12.45 - 1.15pm & Sat as advertised Sat 2nd March - 1.30pm 68 / G3 > EPR $1,000,000 - $1,100,000 > OFFICE Carnegie 59 Koornang Road 3163 > TEL 9569 3666 > CONTACT Mark Staples 0411 527 174 Andrew Summons 0418 321 604 > VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF

Bentleigh East 8 Bayview Street 689 sq.m. of potential in McKinnon College zone. A step back in time, this vintage 3 bedroom cream brick home is what makes dreams come true. On a sizeable 689 sqm approx with a desirable east west orientation, this happy baby-boomer home enjoys a classic living & dining room, updated kitchen and bathroom, 3 lovely bedrooms all with BIRs, a sunroom, large separate laundry, 2nd separate toilet and a lock up carport in delightful traditional gardens. An excellent home to renovate or the perfect position to rebuild/develop (STCA) in the highly sought after McKinnon Sec College zone, close to popular Valkstone Primary School, McKinnon Reserve, Centre Road shops, the new aquatic centre & bus. 3




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Wed 4.45 - 5.15pm & Sat as advertised Sat 2nd March - 1.30pm 68 / J9 Please contact agent Bentleigh 390 Centre Road 3204 9557 7733 Nick Renna 0411 551 190 Calvin Reid 0413 878 860

Bentleigh East 74 Bellevue Road Bigger than expected with 5 bedroom flexibility. Full of light and 6 fabulous family zones, this 5 bedroom 2.5 bathroom home is perfect for your extended family needs. Stylishly presented, this iconic 60s home enjoys north facing sitting, dining & family rooms, granite entertainer’s kitchen with meals area (new s/steel appliances), peaceful sunroom overlooking the delightful rear garden, upstairs rumpus room (BIRs) with distant views, 5 great size bedrooms, 2 downstairs (robes), tasteful bathrooms & laundry. Easy to live in with its polished boards and individual zones, it boasts zoned ducted heating, air cond, evap cooling, good storage, garage & carport. With the bus at your door, it’s metres to Chesterville Rd shops, cafes, schools and parkland. 5




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Murrumbeena 21 Winston Way Unsurpassed quality in family entertaining. A statement of contemporary elegance, this luxury 4 bedroom + study 2.5 bathroom residence is beautifully appointed to create timeless lifestyle living. Impeccible inside, this exquisite home enjoys a stately entry foyer, gracious lounge room, refined dining room, open plan dining and family room spilling onto a covered alfresco courtyard, granite entertainer’s kitchen, generous upstairs retreat and a grand main bedroom (fitted WIR & opulent spa ensuite). Finished to perfection, it boasts porcelain tiles, marble vanities, high ceilings, ducted heating and air cond, ceiling fans, ducted vac, alarm, video intercom and double auto garage. Sought after cul de sac, surrounded by parkland, buses and schools. 4



Bentleigh East 1/76 Deakin Street Brilliantly designed this contemporary townhouse showcases polished floors, 3 generous bedrooms & 2 bathrooms. Built for low maintenance living enjoying high ceilings, o/plan living/dining, paved c/yard & tranquil garden area, large designer kitch (meals area), duc heat/air con & auto LUG. 26 The weekly review \ FeBRUARY 13, 2013




Wed 2.45 - 3.15pm & Sat as advertised Sat 23rd February - 11.30am 69 / A11 $610,000 - $660,000 > OFFICE Bentleigh 390 Centre Road 3204 > TEL 9557 7733 > CONTACT Trent Collie 0425 740 484 Nick Renna 0411 551 190 > VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF > EPR

Carnegie 10 Morgan Street Absolutely stunning 5 bedroom + study 2 bathroom Spanish Mission style home showcasing a downstairs main bedroom (WIR & semi ensuite), 3 superb living zones, designer stone kitchen, relaxed private alfresco gardens, garage & carport.


Wed 5.30 - 6.00pm & Sat as advertised Sat 23rd February - 1.30pm 68 / K9 $930,000 - $990,000 Carnegie 59 Koornang Road 3163 9569 3666 Eva Gyorodi 0411 850 171 Kosta Mesaritis 0412 117 529




Wed 2.30 - 3.00pm & Sat as advertised Sat 2nd March - 12.30pm 68 / G6 $1,075,000 - $1,175,000 > OFFICE Carnegie 59 Koornang Road 3163 > TEL 9569 3666 > CONTACT Chris Janssens 0418 541 208 Mark Staples 0411 527 174 > VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF > EPR

Carnegie 4 Tranmere Avenue Edwardian comfort with lifestyle convenience. Lovingly maintained retaining all its original character, this engaging 3 bed Edwardian is positioned perfect for a family size extension enjoying 11ft ceilings, OFPs, 2 living areas, a deep west facing rear garden & ample parking.

Caulfield North 26 Lucan Street First time offered in almost 40 years, this heartwarming 2 bedroom + study 1930s home is rich in period detail with scope to extend in time, featuring 2 living areas, timber kitchen, study/3rd bedroom, a generous rear garden & ROW at rear.




Wed 1.30 - 2.00pm & Sat as advertised Sat 23rd February - 2.30pm 68 / K5 $720,000 - $790,000 Carnegie 59 Koornang Road 3163 > TEL 9569 3666 > CONTACT Gary Walton 0407 597 498 Mark Staples 0411 527 174 > VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF > EPR > OFFICE



Sat & Sun as advertised Sun 24th February - 11.30am 58 / H9 $870,000 - $960,000 > OFFICE Caulfield 616 Glenhuntly Road 3162 > TEL 8532 5200 > CONTACT Todd Newton 0412 568 313 Marshall Rushford 0418 396 981 > VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF > EPR

Caulfield 33 Murray Lane Love the urban seclusion and warehouse style living in this relaxing 3 bedroom 2 bathroom townhouse, with its expansive north facing open plan living & dining, balcony, Tas Oak kitchen, service courtyard & auto garage.

Elsternwick 47 Gardenvale Road Surprisingly spacious retaining its classic warmth, this 3 bedroom + study/4th bedroom weather board 2 bathroom period home is private & secure enjoying 3 adjoining living areas (OFP), modern classic kitchen/meals, paved entertaining & double auto garage. Moments to Martin Street.




> VIEW As advertised > PRIVATE SALE > MEL REF 68 / A4 > PRICE $650,000 > OFFICE Caulfield

616 Glenhuntly Road 3162 > TEL 8532 5200 > CONTACT Todd Newton 0412 568 313

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Wed & Sun as advertised Sun 24th February - 1.30pm 67 / H7 $880,000 - $960,000 > OFFICE Caulfield 616 Glenhuntly Road 3162 > TEL 8532 5200 > CONTACT Todd Newton 0412 568 313 Eyal Malka 0414 778 837 > VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF > EPR FeBRUARY 13, 2013 \ The weekly review 27

Glen Huntly 1/3 Hinton Road Superbly spacious with timeless appeal. Family sized with a contemporary classic feel, this exquisite 3 bedroom + study retreat 2.5 bathrm street front townhouse enjoys 3 living zones, granite kitchen, main bedrm (2 WIRs & ensuite), entertaining patio & auto garage.




Sat & Sun as advertised Sat 23rd February - 3.30pm 68 / E4 $610, 000 - $670,000 Caulfield 616 Glenhuntly Road 3162 > TEL 8532 5200 > CONTACT Max Pisano 0418 378 900 Mark Staples 0411 527 174 > VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF > EPR > OFFICE

Murrumbeena 7 Omama Road A stunning rendition of family living, this exquisite 4 bedroom + study 2 bathroom single level Art Deco treasure showcases expansive open plan entertaining (gas fire), impressive stone kitchen, a relaxing deck and secure gardens.




Wed 4.00 - 4.30pm & Sat as advertised > AUCTION Sat 2nd March - 2.30pm > MEL REF 69 / B5 > EPR $950,000 - $1,030,000 > OFFICE Carnegie 59 Koornang Road 3163 > TEL 9569 3666 > CONTACT Gary Walton 0407 597 498 Mark Staples 0411 527 174 > VIEW

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Tick all the boxes! Bentleigh eAst 7 surrey street Close to local shopping, moments to public transport and a walk to Tucker Rd PS & local Secondary Colleges, this 4 bedrm, 2.5 bathrm brick veneer home has formal, northerly family & 1st-flr zones, a grnd-flr master, a neutral kitchen and family comforts including heating, air-con, alarm, workshop, garage & carport. Even the approx 603sqm garden ticks the boxes with a northerly rear!

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