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here’s never anything wrong with a bit of housekeeping. How sly, and how demure, was the title of the speech given by former Labor attorney-general Nicola Roxon: “Ten Housekeeping Tips for a Future Labor Government.” As if the formidable lawyer and politician, former associate to High Court judge Mary Gaudron, had slipped on a pinny and started helpfully dusting the corners of the creaking, cracking institution called the Australian Labor Party. As if. Roxon had both a large and small target in her sights, and she wasn’t holding a feather duster to do them both over. As is now well reported, Roxon forcefully attacked the personality, style and approach of the former prime minister Kevin Rudd and his disorganised, cruel and selfish style of government. She also had her say about how to run a good one. Nicola Roxon is as canny as they come: she of course knew that the headline from her speech would be “Bastard!” But the framework within which Roxon calculated her demolition of the former prime minister is equally as interesting as the headline insults, and they are really much more challenging. Roxon is the author of the catch-cry that Rudd was not the messiah, and her speech unstitches the relatively recent Labor culture of imbuing the leader with all power, all wisdom, all authority at the expense of a cabinet of equals. Her tips include Labor governments allowing

ministers to act and have real responsibility with consequences if they fail to deliver; she said the party needs to welcome debate, not fear it – “we have to learn that disagreeing on an issue doesn’t mean you don’t or won’t support a leader or a group”. And as well as behaving politely and reasonably, Roxon wants Labor prime ministers to accept they are not always right, and cannot fix everything. Roxon was delivering the John Button Oration, and as I heard this speech given in the memory of a fine man and politician, I heard the deliberate echoes of a time when a huge personality, Bob Hawke, ran a cabinet of equally huge egos and mentalities and allowed them their say and their portfolios. It was a different time, one that started to change under a controlling Paul Keating and then an even more controlling John Howard. Roxon didn’t make mention of a similar culture taking root on the conservative side of politics, too, but evidently it has. Politics has been changed in Australia to the point where voters have been required to see an entire party as embodied by one person only – one leader – and where voters have treated these parties, and their potential as a government, as the vision and ambition of one person only. It’s their triumph if they get it right; it’s entirely their fault alone if they don’t. It’s an absurdity. It’s untrue, and it’s a wasteful disavowal of a parliamentary

system that has served this country well for so long. Australia is not a presidency, despite the now entrenched style of our federal election campaigns. Despite the way an election is pitched now by all – by the media, the parties and the leaders themselves – we do not elect a prime minister, we elect a parliament of individuals who are mostly aligned by party connection and form themselves into a representative government. Our governments are at their best when there is a vehement contest of ideas, when, as Roxon said, cabinet labours and struggles over policies; when individuals dissent and speak out and sometimes even step down because they so strongly disagree with the policies adopted. The strongly argued dissenting case is one of the great contributions a politician can make to posterity and to future good policy. Roxon wants to see the return of the true ministerial system: with clear delegation, clear autonomy and authority, and the ability for all to be heard within a robust and respectful governing group. It takes a particularly strong individual to allow all that. Not a messiah, not a god. But a thoughtful, smart, secure, emotionally intelligent adult. Let me know when you next spot one. \

Virginia Trioli is co-host of ABC News Breakfast on ABC1 and ABC News 24, 6-9am weekdays.

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s there anything Melbourne drinkers love more than a secret bar, hidden in a city laneway? How about a hidden vineyard? Melbourne has a few. I’m not talking about vineyards in the Yarra Valley or the Mornington Peninsula, but Melbourne itself. Some are close to the city, too. There’s a vineyard on the banks of the Yarra in Kew, opposite IKEA, plus another just downriver in Hawthorn. Geoff Pryor bought the land between his house and the Yarra River in Kew in 1994 and planted a 0.404 hectare (an acre) of cabernet sauvignon vines on land that had been a market garden for a century. A consultant recommended shiraz, but at the time, says Pryor, “I was interested in Margaret River cabernet sauvignon”, so cabernet it was. Some years the vines produce enough grapes for 3000 bottles. Current vintages of Studley Park Vineyard, made by the talented Llew Knight, of Knight Granite Hills in Lancefield, are cab sav from 2004 and 2007, and a 2012 rosé that’s textural, dry and easy to drink. The vineyard is on the Yarra flood plain so the land isn’t zoned as residential or commercial by Stonnington council. “I can’t have a cellar door as it’s regarded as a shop, though the council does buy my wine for guest speakers (at council events),” Pryor says. Studley Park vineyard is not immune to the problems faced by grape growers around Victoria, especially from birds. “Blackbirds are fond of the grapes, so we have to get the nets on early,” says Pryor. Further out of town, at Kellybrook Estate on the edge of the Yarra Valley in Wonga Park, Melbourne expanded around the vineyard and cider orchard. In the early 1980s my parents would make a day trip of a visit to Kellybrook to buy cider. These days, according to Google, it’s a 45-minute journey up the Eastern Freeway and EastLink from the city. \ bthomas@theweeklyreview.com.au

Vineyards in the ’burbs You’ll find vineyards in the following suburbs and towns … all within zones one and two of Melbourne’s train network. Some creep into recognised wine regions, such as Gippsland, Yarra Valley and Geelong, while those closer to the city are zoned as Port Phillip. Patterson Lakes \ Crittenden Estate has a winery and manages vineyards in Patterson Lakes, not far from the Frankston Freeway.

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Wantirna \ Wantirna Estate’s vineyards were planted 50 years ago in parkland between High Street Road and Burwood Highway in Wantirna South.

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officer \ D’Angelo Estate started out in Montrose in the Yarra Valley, but expanded and set up a vineyard in Officer on the outskirts of Berwick in 2001.

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Werribee \ Next to the Werribee Mansion and zoo, Shadowfax winery has vineyards planted with a range of grape varieties.

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sunbury \ It’s a 20-minute, three-kilometre walk from Sunbury station to the highly regarded Craiglee.

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» Melbourne Wine Week starts on Friday with a tasting from 5.30pm at Collins Place, featuring 300 medal- and trophy-winning wines from the Royal Melbourne Wine Show. More details at melbournewineweek.com.au

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sauce. Suitably, it’s on the bar menu, too. A good appetiser and drinks companion. We liked the house-made chorizo a little less, but its accompanying tomato relish was sweet, balancing the meat’s intensity. Grilled octopus is nicely marinated, crisp-edged and meltingly tender – its potato puree a little too creamy to cut through the mollusc’s richness, but a sprinkle of sweet, smoked paprika helped. The Naked set-up is owned by long-time hospitality partnership of Eddie Crupi, Charlz Chan and Pat and Max Fink – the names behind The Provincial Hotel in the 1990s and more recently Bimbo Deluxe further up the street and Lucky Coq in Windsor. The roof project was a major undertaking, wrangled through council and achieved with expensive crane hire and determination. Under Mark Favaloro (ex Movida and Pello in Darlinghurst), the sukaldea also offers confit globe artichokes with truffled goat’s-cheese-filled centres and

renowned chef Greg Malouf is returning to Melbourne to prepare a sumptuous Middle Eastern banquet for an intimate group of diners. Malouf has led award-winning kitchens at home and abroad, including Melbourne’s MoMo and Britain’s Petersham nurseries Café. He will soon open a new restaurant in Dubai’s financial district. Guests at his one-off St Kilda feast will indulge in a Turkish delight martini on arrival, as they are treated to a camel race along the beach. The extravagant, innovative feast, complemented by entertainment throughout the night, costs $135 per head or $1500 for a group of 12. \ DANIEL McCULLOCH

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he night-time security guards at the door to this multistorey, multifaceted venue are on duty to protect the unguarded pintxos (Spanish snacks priced at $2 each) along the bar. But it’s an intimidating entrance procedure, despite any politeness. A traditional maitre d’ would surely serve the same function, reduce entry confusion and allow potential patrons to avoid the leer of the security stare. Day-time entry (sans security guards) is almost as disconcerting. So here’s a guide to one of Melbourne’s most extraordinary venues – a five-storey 500-seater that’s rowdy bar, pseudo nightclub, intimate meeting place, lounge and casual restaurant with a deck that boasts a rare view of our fair city. Decide whether you are snacking, drinking or dining. Then walk in like you own the place. If snacking, select a seat or spot to stand on the first floor – there are round marble-topped tables, intimate couches and quiet nooks – and help yourself to the pintxos around the bar, or select them from passing trays. Pintxos is a Basque word meaning spike. Snacks are spiked. Save the spikes, count them and pay at the finish. It’s an honesty system. Play fair. Drinking is possible almost anywhere: standing, in a corner, leaning against a bar, while dining, or sitting on the rooftop terrace. Naked offers about 20 types of vodka, 10 beers and ciders on tap and a bottled selection. There’s a cocktail offering and a short wine list that’s mostly Australian and Spanish. The bar menu offers Basque-inspired snacks. Spacious, well-appointed toilets take up the third floor – they are worth a visit, if only for the walls lined with images of naked women and men of yesteryear. Naked for Satan was named after Russian immigrant Leon Satanovich, who worked in the now 113-year-old building as a caretaker and secretly brewed his own vodka, often close to naked when the weather was hot. The lower levels opened three years ago under the moniker that pays him homage. Naked in the Sky is the six-month-old rooftop restaurant addition, with outdoor bar. Meals are served inside, snacks outside. Dining at Naked is a walk-in-and-wait affair. Take the slow, clunky old lift to the level marked “roof”. The restaurant area seats about 50. Lunch bookings are possible. The sukaldea (kitchen) offers peasant-style comfort food that’s intended to be shared. There are juicy grilled prawn skewers with red capsicum salsa, and grilled beef ones made from alternating pieces of tender, marinated fillets and lightly crisped Padrón peppers. They arrive on timber platters in quick succession at the hands of swift, pleasant staff. On two visits we were assisted by the same main waiter. He was delightful. Staff intermingle at tables; they are friendly, pleased with their place of work and maintain an agreeable professional detachment. Soft-shell crab is coated with a delicate batter and served alongside a bowl of zesty vizcaina red capsicum

» http://gregmalouffoodadventure.eventbrite.com.au delicate almond crumbs, plus there’s quail on a bed of confit potato with a side of pancetta and mushrooms. Desserts at Naked are notable too. There’s a satisfying olive oil cake, with lemon curd and excellent meringues, and an intriguing goat’s cheese ice-cream that adds notes of salt and additional sourness. A green apple sorbet, whipped to airy acidity with cider, balances sweetness with fruit intensity. A chocolate panna cotta arrives with turrón (nougat), fine slices of candied orange and a fierce liquorice ice-cream. It’s good, bar the extraneous blue popping candy. The blood-orange and vodka trifle topped with sugared pistachios is a winner too. Go Naked, often. And breeze through that entrance like you’ve been there before. \ ltolra@theweeklyreview.com.au TO READ mORE REvIEwS

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a trip to naked for Satan is a visual feast – you won’t know where to look – for the montages of naked ladies and gents of yore that line walls. There’s copper-coated eye candy: old vodka distilling equipment, beer tanks, light fittings and candelabras; plus art deco furnishings, intricately connected light bulbs and a marble-topped bar counter loaded with pintxos. From the rooftop restaurant and bar five storeys up, the panoramic view from Brunswick Street to the city is a must. \

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interview PETER WILMOTH meets one-time corporate wife, politician and now ACMI president, Lorraine Elliott

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n her very stylish Richmond home, Lorraine Elliott is telling some great stories about some fascinating people. One of them is her first husband, John Elliott, to whom she was married for 20 years from 1965 and with whom she has three children, Tom, Caroline and Edward, and six grandchildren. She met Elliott at Melbourne University just about the time she was voted Miss Freshette 1961. “That has haunted me,” she says, wincing just slightly at the title.

“This is the very early ’60s, pre the feminist revolution. Every year they had this sort of cattle parade of reasonable-looking freshers and they chose a Miss Freshette.” And, freshly anointed, she met John Elliott. “Tony Staley was president of the Student Representative Council at Melbourne University and I knew Tony slightly. I was wandering around with some friends one day and he said, ‘Are you girls doing anything? Do you want to come and help us get ready for orientation week?’ So we were busy licking envelopes and John Elliott came in the room and I suppose it went on from there.” What did she think of Elliott when she saw him? “Well, he was an overwhelming force of nature. In some ways he prepared me for working with Jeff Kennett.”

that when Anna Pavlova came to town he had to feed Pavlova’s caged birds,” she says. Her grandfather’s stories awakened young Lorraine to the world of the arts, but it was the books her father brought home that sparked her love of reading. “My father was a travelling book salesman for a while and he would bring home books that were damaged or remaindered and he’d give them to me. It did instil in me a lifelong love of reading.” But sadly the performing arts remained something for Elliott to witness, rather than to do herself. “I have no voice, I can’t sing, I can’t dance, can’t paint or draw.” she says. “Is that a source of regret? “Oh, absolutely. Had I been able to be Judi Dench or Helen Mirren or Cate Blanchett, I would have. I really love theatre.” Instead she taught English and history at Blackburn

Her memories of the Kennett government’s fall in 1999 are vivid. The government was favourite to win, but there were signs of arrogance, including a now-infamous interview Kennett did with ABC presenter Jon Faine just before the election in which Kennett said, after protracted questioning from Faine, that he would just sit there and drink his tea. “It’s interesting you talk about the Jon Faine interview because I was out door-knocking,” Elliott says. “A lot of people weren’t home and I had my radio with me and I heard that interview, and I remember feeling just devastated. I thought, ‘Oh, crumbs, why did he say that?’ I thought, ‘That’s probably not the best thing to say in the circumstances when we were in an election campaign’. It’s not the way to go. But there’s so much good to balance those sorts of things. “When we lost the election it was devastating. It was two terms when there was such great vision. It wasn’t long enough to implement it properly. It was shocking actually to have lost.” Elliott has been married to journalist John Kiely since 1996. They met when Kiely’s sister, Doreen Stockdale – the former wife of the one-time state treasurer Alan

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That’s another great name she can talk about. And more on Kennett later. First, we’re here to discuss her new role as president of the screen culture and exhibition organisation Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), based at Federation Square. The challenge, she says, is to put on shows that will attract attention. The 2010 show Tim Burton: The Exhibition saw 275,770 visitors at ACMI – it remains their highest-attended show. Last year’s Game Masters, about interactive video games, attracted 102,803 visitors. This year’s Hollywood Costume exhibition lured 205,000 visitors. “I’m very interested in the creative side of what ACMI does,” says Elliott. “ACMI is probably the least understood of the major arts agencies. People know what the Gallery does, what the Arts Centre and the Museum do. ACMI is, for a lot of people, a harder concept to grasp. When you say the moving image it means different things to different people. For my demographic it probably means television and movies. To the current generation it’s a far more complex, fluid concept. For me, intellectually, it’s quite a challenge.” Lorraine Elliott, 70, grew up in Burwood and went to Ashburton Primary, then Camberwell Girls Grammar. “You look back and think you had an idyllic childhood but I remember thinking, ‘I’m not going to live here when I grow up’. It was quite … not rural, but there were lots of empty blocks and I felt I wanted to be closer to the action.” Her grandfather had been the “hall porter” at the Menzies Hotel in the city. “I remember him telling me 18 The weekly review \ OCTOBER 23, 2013

High for two years before falling pregnant with Tom. But years later, after her divorce from John Elliott, she became a politician for 10 years, from 1992 to 2002, which must have involved a little bit of acting skill. “That’s what everyone said.” She smiles. “It was a different type of acting.” As member for the electorate of Mooroolbark and parliamentary secretary for the arts, Elliott was part of the Kennett revolution. What was it like working with Jeff Kennett? “Interesting,” she says. “He had that ability as a leader to make you want to do the best you could for him. He could be a harsh critic.” Did she ever feel the pace of change by the Kennett government was too much? “I knew the pace of change was huge because one of my dominant memories of when I was a very new MP was the workers and unionists massing in the streets,” she says. “We looked out the windows of Parliament House and there were demonstrators as far as the eye could see. But when I look back now, Jeff and his team had done the work for transition to government and they had a very clear idea of where they wanted to go, and I think in retrospect a lot of people grudgingly admit he was a good premier. “You do feel uneasy because as a local member you do get the backlash sometimes in the electorate office. I remember when there was the $100 levy to pay for the Cain/Kirner debt, that caused a huge backlash in Croydon and Mooroolbark, who resented it bitterly. You feel the impact very directly, the postcard torrents that came through the mail, people storming into the office saying they weren’t going to pay it.”

Stockdale – invited her to lunch with him. They’ve been married 17 years. “It’s been terrific,” Elliott says. “John’s been an enormous support. Whatever I’ve decided I’m going to do, he says, ‘Fine’.” She says Kiely’s career as a journalist and hers as a parliamentarian mean they have “quite complementary backgrounds and skills”. She keeps in touch with John Elliott and says they’ve had family Christmases together for the past two years. “We’re good friends. He came to my 70th birthday drinks party at Royal South Yarra Tennis Club.” And the difference between the first and second marriage? “John Kiely’s always home,” she says. John Elliott was away a lot on business. Did that mean greater pressure on bringing up the children? “Yes, it was a bit when they were young, but I got used to it.” In January, their son Tom Elliott took over Derryn Hinch’s drive spot on radio 3AW. “I listen to him when I can but mostly I’m involved in other things,” she says. “I think he’s quite good, but I’m so close to him that I can’t really be objective. Sometimes I wonder why he wants to do that when he was very successful in his other job. He likes it.” John, the conservative father, and Tom, the more progressive son, have made an amusing double act, including appearing together on the ABC’s Agony Uncles. It was amusing because they come from different places. “Yes,” Elliott says. “John’s very much a product of his time. And Tom is, too. And John has never rethought his views on things.” He doesn’t trouble himself too much to revisit


“john elliott was a force of nature. in some ways he prepared me for working with jeff kennett.”

his ideologies? “No, not at all. I don’t think John is particularly reflective. Tom’s reflective. He’s always holding you to account. You can’t make a chance comment without him asking you to justify it. “He is actually quite sensitive. He is absolutely loving being a father and being married to Elise. He got married late. He adores [daughter] Ava. He cares very deeply for the people who surround him. And he does take the time to listen to people who call in.” Elliott has six grandchildren, which she finds enjoyable, if exhausting. “Yes, it can be quite tiring. They are all still very young. I have babysat one on Thursdays for several years now, my elder grandson. Now I mind my granddaughter on Thursdays.” Thursday is “grandmother day”. “Henry’s nearly eight now but I look back on my time with him with great pleasure. And from things he says, he remembers those days. “My granddaughter is four and she never pauses in asking questions. We went to a pantomime yesterday, The Frog Prince. She was scared of the wicked stepmother. I’m trying to introduce them to the arts. I’ve just signed them up as members of the National Gallery.”

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lliott has been on the board of St Vincent’s Hospital for seven years and is involved with the Dame Nellie Melba Opera Trust, which provides programs for promising young opera singers. She has also served as a board member with the Australian Children’s Television Foundation. She enjoys walking around her beloved Richmond, where she has lived for 20 years. As a girl and young woman, she had been a Brownie, a Guide and a Ranger, and for five years in the 1980s, when looking after her children at home in Canterbury, she was the leader of a Brownie pack in the high-rise flats in Richmond. The Brownies – 12 girls aged between eight and 11 – were mainly Cambodian and Vietnamese refugees, she says. “The Guide movement decided they should be doing something for the refugee children and so they asked me if I’d be prepared to set up a pack. We started in Blackburn and moved to Richmond. “That was a terrific time. The girls were really interesting. There were a few Turkish girls but mainly refugees from the Vietnam War. “I had to wear a uniform,” she says. This caused some amusement among John Elliott’s Carlton Football Club mates. “[Former footballer] Wes Lofts once said he’d give me anything I wanted if he could just see me in my Guides uniform.” Elliott never knew what she wanted to do with her professional life. “Some people have this driving vision about what they wanted to be,” she says. “It didn’t happen to me. But when I did teaching I really loved it.” She ends with a charming story. “The first day I went to Parliament as a new member I went into the parliamentary library and there was a pile of newspapers so I took one. And this voice said, ‘I’ll give you a detention for that’. It was the chief librarian and he’d been in my grade 5 English class at Blackburn.” \ pwilmoth@theweeklyreview.com.au

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Station Street may be a block away, but the ridiculous amount of space and serenity offered by this sprawling Californian bungalow makes it feel like it’s a million miles from the hustle and bustle. Two big bedrooms, both with built-in wardrobes, sit either side of a broad entrance hall with dark floorboards, detailed cornices, ceiling roses and stylish timber arches. The main has a broad bay window with leadlight detail and a sparkling new en suite. A third bedroom has a gorgeous original fireplace with ornate timber mantel and bevel-edged mirror. The central sitting room also has a fireplace, flanked by bookshelves. A bright fourth bedroom features french doors. The main bathroom, with its amber-and-honey-coloured tessellated-tile floor, claw-foot bath and wooden vanity, is classic. The kitchen with stone benchtops, 900-millimetre Ilve oven and Bosch dishwasher overlooks the vast, open-plan living area. Twin french doors lead to the backyard, which has two decks and a gas-heated, self-cleaning pool. \ STEPHEN A. RUSSELL

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Hidden behind a lush front garden, with a decked verandah at the end of a red-brick path, this attractive weatherboard has character. Leadlight windows frame the front door. Step inside and thick, mushroom-coloured carpets are luxurious underfoot, with detailed art nouveau-style wooden arch detail and a ceiling rose. Two large bedrooms on either side have gorgeous period fireplaces perched in one corner and built-in wardrobes, too. Broad windows ensure they get plenty of light. A third bedroom is by far the biggest and also has a fireplace. It could easily function as a formal sitting room, and has a large, detailed ceiling rose. Contrasting wood panelling and pale cream-coloured tiles complete the bathroom with corner vanity. A bright living room to the rear has a wall of glass cabinets, bookshelves and a set of french doors. A breakfast bar at a jaunty angle accompanies the homely kitchen. One block away from Darling Gardens, with an expansive backyard of its own, this is a great spot to raise a family. \ STEPHEN A. RUSSELL

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PRESTON \ 8 HALWYN CRESCENT

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Amazing versatility and a top location make this property an impressive opportunity. The double-storey weatherboard, which presents as an attractive house with a wide, elevated verandah, is on a sloped block that rises at the rear to reveal a self-contained unit with its own rear right-of-way.

Considered one of Preston’s best streets, this small crescent hugs the AH Capp Reserve and Merri Creek, where the hustle of nearby Bell and Nicholson streets is difficult to imagine. The house has a simple floor plan with adjoining dining and lounge rooms, two bedrooms with built-in wardrobes, a main bathroom and a kitchen/meals area. Baltic pine floors and period features create great interiors

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enhanced by elevated views. The kitchen has been updated with granite benchtops, a small breakfast bar and stainless-steel appliances. At lower-ground-floor level, a workshop space could suit a home office or kids’ rumpus room. A rear verandah flows out to an established garden and carport space. Up the hill, the unit has the most elevated position. A glass-enclosed sunroom provides

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This character-filled family house has north-facing living spaces and an external studio or fourth bedroom. It is close to transport, shops, cafés and schools.

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This double-fronted Victorian packs a renovated and extended punch. A bright-yellow front door is at the centre of the white-rendered façade, and the tessellated tiles on the verandah are unusual. The original section of the house has three bedrooms – two with built-in wardrobes – and a living room with Baltic pine floorboards and an open fireplace in a raw-brick hearth. Designed with contemporary intentions, the kitchen, dining and family area claims the width of the edifice. Black concrete floors with imperfections make for a funky base while skylights and a timber-panelled ceiling section create overhead intrigue. The kitchen is groovy with mulberry and fuchsia cabinetry and a textured alloy splashback. There’s a bath/shower combo in the main bathroom, and a second bathroom. The eclectic ambience continues in the studio with lino floor and curved desk. Beyond this is a fourth bedroom or study. The brick-paved courtyard leads to a pedestrian right-of-way. Trams, shops and eateries await in nearby Smith Street. \ KAY KEIGHERY

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Enjoying a premium position on a no-through-road overlooking A.H. Capp Reserve and Merri Creek, it’s hard to believe this two bedroom home, adorned with period detail, is only a short distance from Nicholson and Bell Streets, and the shopping strip on Gilbert Road and Miller Street. With a luxury self-contained unit to the rear (with its own street access), this is a truly unique two for one deal. AUCTION INSPECT PRICE RANGE CONTACT OFFICE

This Saturday at 12.00 noon Thursday 6:15-6.45pm & Saturday 11:30-12noon $750,000 - $820,000 Bill Kyriakopoulos 0419 008 008 or Charbel Fakhry 0422 653 159 Love Thornbury 9480 2288

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Attractive cream brick veneer home, presents a great opportunity to redevelop, renovate or rebuild (STCA) in a popular south of Bell Street locale. Comprising central hallway to 3 spacious bedrooms, central bathroom, large lounge and kitchen and separate laundry. Huge rear yard complete with single car garage via full length side driveway. Excellent opportunity for home buyers and builders alike with schools, parks, High Street shops close by. Land size 15.5 x 45.5 approx – 705m2 approx This Saturday at 2.00pm Wednesday 5:00-5.30pm & Saturday 1:30-2pm Bill Kyriakopoulos 0419 008 008 or Charbel Fakhry 0422 653 159 Love Thornbury 9480 2288

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Enjoy complete convenience with this two bedroom home located just a short walk from the tram, train and Preston Market. With expansive open plan living, relaxing north facing rear courtyard, large bathroom and a laundry that is a real size surprise. With garage, ducted heating, air conditioner and auto roller shutters for peace and privacy, it will suit those looking to live in or let out.

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This four bedroom, two bathroom home is the epitome of low maintenance living. Central to the train and tram, and 100 metres from High Street and Plenty Road, and with expansive, free flowing living areas everything for a low maintenance lifestyle is right at the doorstep. Fitted study, fitted laundry, heating, cooling and vacuum put this one high on the must see list. AUCTION INSPECT CONTACT OFFICE

Saturday 9th November at 11:30am Thursday 5:30-6pm & Saturday 10:45-11.15am Bill Kyriakopoulos 0419 008 008 Love Thornbury 9480 2288


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Perfection on Pender Magnificently renovated, melding yesterday with today, this character filled Edwardian also delivers a deep 445m2 approx. allotment, city views and exceptional entertaining credentials, with a coveted all season alfresco deck. Stunning leadlight, lace trims, high ceilings, decorative archways, and a box bay window provide plenty of character, while the open lounge with gas coal fire, central kitchen/ meals and sitting room offer multiple living spaces. Pristine bathroom, duct/heating, evap/cooling, landscaped gardens, rem/cont double garage/workshop. Desirably located a stroll to all transport, High Street shops/cafes, and scenic Penders Park.

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IVANHOE 76 St Elmo Road Your Own Private Park In The Heart Of Ivanhoe Immediately inviting, this c1924 Californian Bungalow offers a delightful blend of modern comfort and classic period features, all set on 1,200m2 (approx). The home provides lounge (cosy gas fire), dining/ study, two downstairs bedrooms, family bathroom, plus open plan kitchen (granite tops and Smeg appliances), meals and family room (split system A/C) all benefitting from high ceilings and perfect vistas to the private park-like rear garden with kidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cubby-house. Upstairs has a further two huge attic bedrooms plus bathroom. It includes ducted heating, evaporative cooling and remote garage.

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Aaron Silluzio 0414 422 299 Josh Saunders 0407 011 901

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PRESTON 16 Youngman Street Californian Beauty Meets Modern Brilliance Refined original lines and bright renovated spaces demonstrate their compatibility throughout this immediately inviting three-four bedroom home in which the quality of the craftsmanship is clear. A granite kitchen delivers contemporary efficiency to formal and family spaces overlooking a totally private backdrop including designer decking with an integrated Jacuzzi. Ducted heating, ducted cooling, extensive under-cover side drive, electric gate and secure parking add further appeal close to High Street, the market and the station.

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Thur 6:45-7:15pm & Sat 10:30-11am Photo ID required

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Jim Dimitropoulos 0411 831 177 Anthony De Iesi 0407 803 501

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NORTHCOTE 6 Lorna Avenue Comfortable Now â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Future Potential Immediately welcoming this three bedroom home is a great starter/investment, showcasing high ceilings, polished floorboards, corner windows, a light filled interior and a large alfresco entertaining area. Stroll to bus, tram, Northcote Aquatic/Recreation Centre, close to Northcote Plaza, High Street shops/cafes, scenic Yarra Bend Park.

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PRESTON 19 Tennyson Avenue Enjoy An Exceptional Family Setting A family history that stretches all the way back to 1923 distinguishes this inviting three bedroom Californian only moments from Preston Primary School. A central living/dining area that catches lots of northern light is complemented by a separate kitchen/meals space featuring polished parquetry and contemporary appliances. Under cover parking for up to four cars also adds to a home where the past points the way forward to a great family future.

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Contemporary Living On The Park Focusing on parkland views and fantastic northerly light, this brand new residence delivers low maintenance living in a premier locale. A large light filled open plan living area, bi-fold doors lead out to a generous north facing alfresco entertaining deck, the kitchen features stone bench tops, glass splash backs, sleek 900mm s/steel appls, d/washer & customised cabinetry. All bedrooms inlc BIRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, master with chic ensuite & balcony with parkland views. There is also a luxury main bathroom, guest p/room, ducted heat/cool/vacuum, alarm & direct entry from the remote controlled double garage.

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Jim Dimitropoulos 0411 831 177 Adriano Persichetti 0402 055 437

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FAIRFIELD 22b Separation Street QUALITY & CONVENIENCE WITHOUT COMPROMISE To be owning this outstanding 3BR single-level residence is without question a positive move for downsizers, professional couples and investors. Includes private north-facing deck, courtyard garden, spacious living/dining, granite kitchen and pristine bathroom. Auction Inspect Contact

Saturday 16th November at 3.00pm Wed 2:30-3pm, Sat 3:45-4:15pm Sue Lacey 0412 898 202

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PRESTON 92 Beauchamp Street Land, Style and Location = A Must Have! This character filled period home boasting a broad frontage in this central Preston location, within close walking distance to all amenities including High Street shopping & transport. This is an outstanding opportunity for the astute home buyer & investor, with a land size of 596 sqm approx, allowing for re-development potential (STCA).

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IVANHOE 42 Redesdale Road SOPHISTICATION, SPLENDOUR & SUBSTANTIAL SPACE Lavish in its luxury and substantial in scale, this magnificent modern 4BR, 4 bathroom and study residence redefines period grandeur with uncompromising perfection boasting ranges views and Fairy Hills address. A short stroll to Ivanhoe Grammar on 961m2 (approx), boasting formal and family zones, stunning handmade staircase, gourmet kitchen, basement games room, storeroom/cellar, balcony, terrace, landscaped gardens and triple-garage.

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MAKE YOUR WINNING MOVE ON WIMBLEDON A traditional English-style classic in a highly prized position, a rewarding lifestyle is within easy reach with this long-held 3BR residence ready for the next generation to make its winning mark. Comfortably appointed offering a flexible layout. Land 751 m2 approx.

ENVIABLE PROSPECTS FOR EDWARDIAN PERFECTION A picture perfect facade introduces the period appeal and potential of ‘Rosalind’ c1910. Nestled on a 1011m2 allotment (approx) with ROW. Enjoy the charms of this characterrich home now while considering exciting prospects for future family excellence.

Auction Inspect Contact

Saturday 16th November at 2.00pm Thu 5:15-5:45pm, Sat 3:45-4:15pm Stewart Oldmeadow 0412 119 277

ESR $1,200,000-$1,270,000 Office 9497 3222 | 9459 5666 Damien Carter 0438 850 166

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ESR $1,250,000-$1,350,000 Office 9497 3222 | 9459 5666 Sue Lacey 0412 898 202

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NORTH MELBOURNE 13-15 Donnovans Ln

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STUNNING WAREHOUSE CONVERSION BY SIX DEGREES ARCHITECTS (Access via Wood Street) This former stable and warehouse has been deftly converted to a multi zoned family home featuring Six Degrees signature mix of blending industrial with contemporary design. This is the genuine article where the building´s soul has not been lost. With bespoke finishes, historic textures, and a versatile layout incorporating vast living/dining, a beautiful "sit in" kitchen which spills out to the tranquil garden, 3 bedrooms (Master with ensuite and WIR), 4th/study and a TV lounge. Located in the University High zone on Hotham Hill this rare and unique home is quietly tucked away.

NORTH MELBOURNE 155 Errol St SUPERB TERRACE LIVING This charming yet contemporary Victorian terrace, well presented throughout, offers lifestyle and location on vibrant Errol St. Comprising one bedroom (BIR), lounge (possible 2nd bed), stylish kitchen & bathroom (separate WC), decked courtyard. Deceptively spacious and featuring original Baltic pine floors, Attic storage, inverter heating & cooling. 36 The weekly review \ OCTOBER 23, 2013

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AUCTION Sat 9 November at 10.30am INSPECT Thu 5.30-6 & Sat 3-3.30 GUIDE $550,000 - $600,000 CONTACT Michael Fry 0418 107 413 Carlton North | 9347 4322

AUCTION INSPECT GUIDE OFFICE CONTACT

Sat 9 November at 3pm Thu 6-6.30 & Sat 1.30-2 $1,300,000 - $1,450,000 Fitzroy | 9417 1956 Peter Stephens 0418 104 214 Sonya Laferla 0419 230 985

CARLTON NORTH 7 Herbert Street RATHDOWNE VILLAGE TERRACE This charming historic residence opening to a tranquil walled courtyard garden offers 2 large BRs, formal living and dining rooms plus sitting room, kitchen, bathroom and laundry, with remarkable period detail and hydronic heating, close to cafes, transport and Princes Park.

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CARLTON 1 York Place

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THE VERY BEST CARLTON HAS TO OFFER! Living in the heart of Carlton simply doesn’t get any better. This spectacular contemporary property of mammoth proportions (over 43 sq’s approx.) offers a wonderful living environment of architectural brilliance with the versatility of a ground floor office in this ´tucked away´ location. Cleverly designed layout - light filled voluminous living, dining & family zones (4.3m windows), amazing city views & entertainer’s rooftop terrace. 3 large bedrooms (master suite), 2 limestone bathrooms, study, double car garage (access Beard Place). Seldom will you find an opportunity in such a brilliantly convenient & lifestyle rich position

CARLTON NORTH 218 Station Street

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This Saturday at 12pm Thu 12-12.30 & 6.15-6.45 & Sat 11.30-12 Carlton North | 9347 4322 Nicholas West 0418 559 494

AUCTION INSPECT GUIDE OFFICE CONTACT

Sat 2 November at 10.30am Thu 12.30-1 & Sat 11.45-12.15 $850,000 - $935,000 Carlton North | 9347 4322 James Pilliner 0405 106 421 Shayne Mooney 0407 549 148

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QUALITY AND STYLE IN A BRILLIANT CITY-EDGE LOCATION! Noticeably wider than most, this gorgeous solid-brick Federation home delivers a modern executive lifestyle cleverly wrapped in period elegance and charm. Inviting interior highlights three bedrooms and stunning central bathroom, quality kitchen with stainless steel appliances, spacious open-plan living/dining area bathed in natural light out to a private courtyard with decked entertaining area, ROW. Features include split-system heating/cooling, alarm, European laundry, lead-light windows and high ornate ceilings. Close to Nicholson Street trams, Rathdowne Street cafes and boutique shops, local parks and primary schools.

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FITZROY 5 King William Street

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SUPERIOR BALCONY TERRACE LIVING This graceful residence has one of Fitzroy´s finest addresses, close to the Carlton Gardens, the CBD and Brunswick St. Offering scope for further renovation, it comprises a vast balcony bedroom and 2 further bedrooms, elegant sitting and dining rooms, large kitchen/meals opening to deck and paved courtyard with car access, and a tiled period-style bathroom. Including extensive storage, this light-filled property features open fireplaces and other Boom-period detail and polished timber floors

FITZROY 59 Condell Street A FINE START IN FITZROY! This superbly located terrace with 2 bedrooms, spacious living/dining, neat kitchen, bathroom/laundry, northerly garden and period detail offers wonderful renovation potential (STCA), close to Brunswick Street.

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AUCTION Sat 9 November at 10.30am INSPECT Thu 3.45-4.15 & Sat 1.30-2 GUIDE $660,000 - $710,000 CONTACT Roland Paterson 0417 367 997 Fitzroy | 9417 1956

AUCTION INSPECT GUIDE OFFICE CONTACT

Sat 9 November at 12pm Thu 6-6.30 & Sat 11.30-12 $1,350,000 - $1,500,000 Fitzroy | 9417 1956 Arch Staver 0417 515 802 Rick Daniel 0409 737 985

FITZROY 148 Nicholson Street GRAND INNER-CITY TERRACE Instantly enjoyable with amazing potential to modernize, this grand balconied terrace includes four bedrooms and three bathrooms, study, formal lounge and dining, updated kitchen/ meals. Features include towering ceilings, marble-mantled fireplaces, hydronic heating, plus a private rear courtyard with ROW.

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NORTHCOTE 38 Barry Street

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QUALITY AND STYLE IN A PRIME WESTGARTH LOCATION! Modern living wrapped in Victorian charm, this fabulous home presents a unique and exciting lifestyle opportunity. With its stunning architect-designed extension, the home´s stylish interior features three large bedrooms (BIRs) and study, deluxe ensuite and main bathroom, formal lounge/4BR, light-filled open living/dining area and modern kitchen. Features include ducted heating and split-system a/c, alarm, excellent storage options, high ceilings, polished timber floors, plus a delightful entertaining deck and private backyard garden with garage (remote) to ROW. Walk to Westgarth cafes, trams and trains, Merri Creek parks and trails.

NORTHCOTE 22 Leonard Street CAPTIVATING ´COOK´S COTTAGE´ This free-standing Edwardian close to Fairfield and Westgarth Villages offers 2 BRs, separate living and dining, large kitchen/meals, neat bathroom and laundry, with cottage garden and courtyard, ducted heating, period detail and ROW access garage.

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AUCTION Sat 9 November at 12pm INSPECT Thu 5.30-6 & Sat 11-11.30 GUIDE $730,000 - $800,000 CONTACT Luke Sacco 0407 528 040 Monique Verga 0424 584 759 Northcote | 9486 1800

AUCTION INSPECT GUIDE OFFICE CONTACT

Sat 9 November at 1.30pm Wed 6-6.30 & Sat 2.15-2.45 $1,400,000 - $1,540,000 Northcote | 9486 1800 John Karr 0419 522 328 Lorey Whelan 0407 541 923

CLIFTON HILL 58 Ramsden St

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THIS IS THE ONE This ornate and substantial Victorian close to transport, schools, cafes and parkland with spacious living areas, bedrooms, utility rooms, bungalow and ROW-access garage offers outstanding renovation potential on deep north-facing land. Land size: 11.26 x 37sqm approx.

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NORTH MELBOURNE 33 Little Baillie Street

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MAGNIFICENT WAREHOUSE STYLE This brand-new residence is a model of contemporary design. Impressively proportioned and fitted to an exemplary standard, it comprises a vast entertaining area leading to a roof garden with CBD views, state-of-the-art kitchen, 2 spacious BRs (both with elegant ensuites), home office, powder room and internal-entry garage. Features of this stunning executive residence include a concealed laundry, ducted airconditioning, polished concrete floors, and finelycrafted timber and metal architectural detail.

CARLTON NORTH 146 Macpherson St TIMELESS VICTORIAN APPEAL This renovated terrace close to Rathdowne Village and Princes Park offers 3BRs, separate living and dining rooms, neat kitchen, bathroom/laundry and powder room, with northfacing courtyard and period detail.

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AUCTION This Sat at 10.30am INSPECT Thu 1.30-2 & Sat 10-10:30 GUIDE $760,000 - $840,000 CONTACT Janine Ballantyne 0400 182 710 Mark Verrocchi 0413 135 935 Carlton North | 9347 4322

AUCTION INSPECT GUIDE OFFICE CONTACT

Sat 9 November at 1pm Thu 6.45-7.15 & Sat 3.45-4.15 $1,000,000 - $1,100,000 Carlton North | 9347 4322 Tom Roberts 0418 553 680 Janine Ballantyne 0400 182 710

CARLTON NORTH 314 Station Street 3-BEDROOM VICTORIAN CHARM This well-maintained terrace close to Curtain Square and Rathdowne Village offers 3BRs, living/dining open to solidtimber kitchen, refitted bathroom, deep courtyard with 2-car parking and wonderful extension potential (STCA).

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VIEW STREET - THE LOCATION SAYS IT ALL! Opposite Alphington Park, this spacious 6BR home is perfect for large families with its quality features, vast interior and dual-living options. Flexible floorplan includes five main bedrooms (four with robes) and lounge/rumpus (or sixth bedroom), two stylish bathrooms, formal lounge, updated kitchen/dining area, big family-sized laundry, plus a huge rear open-plan living area complete with second kitchen. Highlights include ducted heating and cooling, open fireplace (lounge) and high ornate ceilings, plus a gorgeous backyard garden compete with paved entertaining area and carport via side drive. Close to schools, river trails, shops and transport.

COLLINGWOOD 2 Forest Street EXTRA SPACIOUS This renovated family residence close to schools and Queens Parade offers 3 double BRs (ensuite to main), study/4th BR, large living/dining, timber kitchen, bathroom and laundry, plus off-street parking via side drive and exceptional storage.

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AUCTION Sat 9 November at 12pm INSPECT Thu 2-2.30 & Sat 12.45-1.15 GUIDE $780,000 - $860,000 CONTACT Roland Paterson 0417 367 997 Fitzroy | 9417 1956

AUCTION INSPECT GUIDE OFFICE CONTACT

Sat 9 November at 3pm Thu 6.30pm-7pm & Sat 2.30-3pm $1,500,000 - $1,650,000 Northcote | 9486 1800 Peter Egan 0411 844 230 Jacqui Knapsey 0418 592 509

FITZROY NORTH 4 Bundara Street A MAGIC SPOT As Fitzroy North´s best kept secret this spot by the Merri Creek has a rural feel in the inner city and this warm and charming 3 bed home with large living, central bath, deck and courtyard is sure to seduce.

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NORTHCOTE 4 Hillside Avenue

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FIRST-CLASS FAMILY LIVING! In a premier Northcote location, this stunning 5BR home offers an enormous floorplan with quality features inside and out. Gorgeous interior comprises three downstairs bedrooms (master with WIR and ensuite), stylish main bathroom, superb kitchen with Asko/Smeg appliances and big walk-in pantry, open-plan living/dining area. Upstairs: two further bedrooms, bathroom, storeroom, lounge/rumpus and study area, balcony. Highlights include hydronic heating and splitsystem a/c, parquetry/hardwood floors, plus an outdoor entertaining deck and adjoining bar room, delightful backyard garden, front off-street parking via electric-gated driveway.

BRUNSWICK 55 Collier Crescent SINGLE FRONT, DOUBLE BLOCK! With its impressive 10m frontage and sublime garden surrounds, this freestanding Edwardian highlights two large bedrooms (BIRs), wide lounge and updated kitchen/dining area, bathroom and laundry, ducted heating and split-system a/c, plus brick-paved entertaining area, bungalow, delightful sideway garden and north-facing backyard with ROW. 42 The weekly review \ OCTOBER 23, 2013

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Auction this Sat at 12pm Thu 12-12.30 & 6-6.30 $1,250,000 - $1,350,000 Northcote | 9486 1800 Tom Alexiadis 0417 030 452 Spiros Karagiannidis 0413 348 793

FITZROY NORTH 35 Ivan Street COUNTRY-STYLE CHARACTER This appealing double-fronted Victorian, with 3BRs, spacious living/dining, neat kitchen and bathroom offers comfortable living now, with exciting potential for renovation or redevelopment (STCA) on a large block close to transport, St Georges Rd and the Edinburgh Gardens.

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CUTTING EDGE, CONTEMPORARY & CLASSY Ultra modern superbly renovated 4 bedroom 2 bathroom home. Open plan free flowing spaces inside and out. Kitchen with Smeg appliances, stone benches and glass splash backs. Main bedroom with ensuite spa bath, double shower and dual vanities. Central heating, ducted airconditioning and double glazed windows. The property also features undercover alfresco area and a further two extra large decks for entertaining your family and friends. Perfectly located with a short stroll to tram & close proximity to CBD. This home is truly one of a kind!

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120 CARDIGAN STREET, CARLTON Auction:

Sat. 26TH October @ 11am SPOILT BY CHOICE ! Superbly located city fringe 2 storey terrace is currently utilized as an office, however could easily be converted for residential use (mixed use zoning). Comprising of entrance hall, 4 large offices, kitchen, bathroom, laundry and study. It also boasts off street parking for 3 vehicles via easily accessible R.O.W. Within easy walking distance to the city, the delights of Lygon Street just around the corner, as well as close proximity to both Argyle Square and Carlton Gardens, this is an opportunity not to be missed in this tightly held pocket. Open for Inspection – Thursday 2.00 – 2.30pm or Saturday 11.30am – 12 noon or by appointment.

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COLLINS SIMMS FITZROY 164 Nicholson Street The grandeur of a glorious triple-arched facade extends into the impressive interior of this superb four bedroom Italianate Victorian balcony terrace adjacent to the Carlton Gardens. An ornate introduction to a significant city-fringe lifestyle fusing heritage splendour with contemporary finesse; walk to Lygon/ Brunswick Sts, CBD and Melbourne Uni from this outstanding residence. Offers grand formal rooms, family/meals, granite kitchen, two bathrooms, marble OFPs and entertainment deck.

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Saturday 2nd November at 10.30am

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Belinda Lindsay 0409 853 769 Angela Coates 0417 586 271

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286 Queens Parade Clifton Hill 9488 0688

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COLLINS SIMMS NORTHCOTE 7 Holmes Street Surrounded by parklands with only one immediate neighbour, the sense of seclusion, space and serenity in this attractive tuckpointed brick Edwardian is further enhanced by garden outlooks and direct access to Northcote Park/Oldis Gardens. Nestled in a tightly-held Westgarth pocket, this tastefully renovated home reveals a generous three bedroom, two bathroom layout including living and dining, kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, covered entertaining terrace and OSP.

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COLLINS SIMMS THORNBURY 237 Darebin Road This charming light-filled home offers two bedrooms plus rear studio/3rd bedroom, stunning living room with deco detailing, formal dining room (OFP), well-appointed kitchen, central bathroom, 2nd bathroom/laundry. Step outside to a completely private north-facing covered alfresco deck and rear garden oasis complete with car port via side drive, and plenty of room to expand on a substantial allotment of approx. 483sqm.

Auction Sat 26th October at 1.30pm Inspect Thursday 11-11.30am Saturday from 1pm Contact Julie Susnjara 0408 006 662 Vincent Taylor 0417 586 271 Price Guide $620,000 - $680,000 Office 286 Queens Parade Clifton Hill 9488 0688 Web www.237darebinroadthornbury.com Part of the Marshall White Group

COLLINS SIMMS FITZROY 504/416 Gore Street As if an extension of the sensational city panorama outside, the sense of space in this wonderful two bedroom warehouse conversion is absolutely spectacular! Features vast living/dining, full-width balcony, Smeg kitchen, bathroom, heating/cooling, lift access and secure parking.

Auction Sat 9th November at 11.30am Inspect Thursday 12-12.30pm & 6-6.30pm Saturday 3-3.30pm Contact Julie Susnjara 0408 006 662 Nicholas Corby 0418 512 978 Price Guide $600,000 - $650,000 Office 286 Queens Parade Clifton Hill 9488 0688 Web www.504-416gorestreetfitzroy.com Part of the Marshall White Group

COLLINS SIMMS NORTH MELBOURNE 1/222 Dryburgh Street A city-edge spectacular where living & entertaining soar to great heights, this stunning 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom townhouse merges sophisticated spaces & superior quality for a fabulous ‘lock & leave’ lifestyle. Featuring separate entrance, video intercom, alarm, remotecontrol garage, balcony vista, rooftop terrace with views towards the CBD, stylish living/dining, Blanco stone kitchen, storeroom, double-glazing, vacuum, heating/ cooling. Near Errol St, hospitals & Melbourne Uni.

COLLINS SIMMS YALLAMBIE 14 Delatite Court Spacious contemporary family living is innovatively redefined with this substantial four bedroom, three bathroom open-plan domain commanding a prized culde-sac position in the tranquil natural environs of ‘The Cascades’. Metres to school and minutes to amenities; features huge rumpus, studio/office, expansive living and dining, massive kitchen, alfresco deck, secluded garden, heated pool and remote-control double garage. 46 The weekly review \ OCTOBER 23, 2013

Auction Sat 9th November at 10.30am Inspect Thursday 5.30-6pm Saturday 12.15-12.45pm

Auction Sat 16th November at 1pm Inspect Thursday 2-2.30pm Saturday 4-4.30pm Contact Julie Susnjara 0408 006 662 Leonard Siragusa 0407 875 048

Contact Vincent Taylor 0417 586 371 Davide Lettieri 0414 018 707

Price Guide $760,000 - $830,000

Office 286 Queens Parade Clifton Hill 9488 0688

Office 286 Queens Parade Clifton Hill 9488 0688

Web www.14delatitecourtyallambie.com

Web www.1-222dryburghstreetnorthmelbourne.com

Part of the Marshall White Group

Part of the Marshall White Group


Northcote 22 Jessie street

4

Finely renovated 4 bedroom living in Westgarth.

View auction mel ref EPr contact

This is the one you have been waiting for. Sensitively renovated and extended on a deep garden allotment, this Victorian residence combines period charm with contemporary style, close to Village cafes, transport and schools. A thoughtfully zoned floor plan incorporates 4 bedrooms, ensuite to main, another with balcony, living/dining area extending to a conservatory, well equipped kitchen, stunning new tiled bathroom and fitted laundry. Including a dual carport, studio/ workshop and deep rear garden with deck and Castlemaine slate paved entertaining area, this exceptional property features custom built cabinetry, ducted heating, air conditioning, cabling, and 1.5kw solar grid-linked electricity system.

office

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3 Wed 6.00 - 6.30pm & sat 10.45 - 11.15am sat 16th november - 12.00pm 30 / g11 $1,000,000 - $1,100,000 sam rigopoulos 0425 834 583 alec stefanoski 0424 075 409 northcote 8481 1900

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Northcote 3 Wakanui Street

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1930s charm plus contemporary style.

View auction mel ref EPr contact

This immaculately renovated and extended Californian bungalow offers light-filled family living in a sought after precinct close to High Street, station and All Nations Park. A well-designed floor plan includes three double bedrooms (main with new tiled ensuite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe), a very large living and dining zone open to a stylish kitchen (quality cabinetry and walk-in pantry), a new family bathroom, separate laundry and storage room. Including off-street parking, rear deck, substantial workshop/studio, polished timber floors and ducted heating, this light-filled property backs onto a tranquil neighbourhood park.

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office

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450 (approx)

thurs 6.00 - 6.30pm & sat 2.00 - 2.30pm sat 9th november - 12.00pm 30 / h8 $910,000 - $1,000,000 sam rigopoulos 0425 834 583 Eric Brown 0404 012 483 northcote 8481 1900


Northcote 84 Westgarth street

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Westgarth living with space to spare!

View auction mel ref EPr contact

This imposing Victorian residence on a huge allotment of almost 700sqm is located close to Westgarth Village, the train station and parkland, and has been extensively renovated to offer five bedrooms (spa ensuite and WIR to main), formal living and family rooms, large dining area open to stylish all-white kitchen (pantry and granite benchtops), rumpus room overlooking the deep rear garden, vast upper level retreat and balcony, fully-tiled family bathroom and full-sized laundry. Including a covered entertaining area, workshop and multiple parking, this impressive property features polished timber floors, fresh paint, extensive storage, hydronic heating and air conditioning.

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700 (approx)

thurs 5.45 - 6.15pm & sat 10.00 - 10.30am sat 16th november - 11.00am 30 / F11 $1,400,000 - $1,500,000 sam rigopoulos 0425 834 583 george theocharis 0415 578 809 northcote 8481 1900

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Northcote 9 Westgarth street

5

contemporary living in the heart of Westgarth.

View auction mel ref Price contact

This impressive, architect designed, 4/5 bedroom plus office home promises outstanding family living highlighting a northerly rear aspect in a stellar locale. An variety of appealing living spaces includes a pool room with bar, home theatre, playroom, retreat, superb living/dining/kitchen zone overlooking the covered entertaining area and swimming pool. All bedrooms have robes and three fully tiled bathrooms include two ensuites. Features split system heating/cooling units, alarm, video intercom, ducted vacuum, solar electricity, remote 4 car garage & rear ROW. Stroll to trams, trains, schools, Merri Creek, cafes and Westgarth Cinema.

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6 thurs 7.00 - 7.30pm & sat from 12.30pm sat 26th october - 1.00pm 30 / D11 Please contact agent sam rigopoulos 0425 834 583 Eric Brown 0404 012 483 northcote 8481 1900


Northcote 32 Bastings street

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A family treasure on ruckerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hill.

View auction mel ref contact

Set in stately landscaped gardens (700 sq.m approx), this fabulous home combines Victorian grandeur with contemporary light-filled style. Opening from the arched hallway are 4 double bedrooms (one ensuite) and a formal sitting room accentuated by French doors, one of the signature elements of this fine residence. An expansive living/dining room, recently updated kitchen, and a pristine fully-tiled second bathroom complete the picture of architectural elegance. The attractiveness of the property is enhanced by a vast studio/workshop. Additional features include: hydronic heating, airconditioning, bespoke storage throughout and exceptional period detail.

office

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700 (approx)

thurs 6.30 - 7.00pm & sat from 2.00pm sat 26th october - 2.30pm 30 / F9 sam rigopoulos 0425 834 583 rob Elsom 0411 889 660 northcote 8481 1900

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Collingwood 184 EasEy strEEt Put yourself on Easey Street. This beautiful double fronted brick Victorian home offers buyers a rare opportunity to purchase a generously sized inner city residence (approx 250sqm). The home comprises 4 bedrooms plus study, 2 bathrooms, open plan living opening out towards a good sized rear yard with established trees and sunny northern orientation with ROW. An additional bonus of a rear self-contained studio/5th bedroom, accessible both from the house and via garden/Abbot Street.

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View auction mel ref EPr contact office

thurs 6.15 - 6.45pm & sat from 10.00am sat 26th october - 10.30am 2c / D10 $750,000 - $825,000 michael amarant 0411 144 569 charles atkins 0405 287 112 carlton 9340 1900

Collingwood 14/18 IslIngton strEEt Big on space - Big on lifestyle! Located at the nexus of East Melbourne, Abbotsford, Richmond and Collingwood this super central townhouse is a superb lifestyle or investment opportunity. In an exclusive small development just off Victoria Parade, this striking townhouse residence offers all that is great in low-maintenance inner city living â&#x20AC;&#x201C; great design, abundant light, generous accommodation, excellent security, and meticulous attention to detail throughout! Comprises 3 good sized bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 outdoor terraces, 2 car spaces, study area, and ample storage throughout. Walk to the MCG or CBD in minutes or Victoria, Gertrude and Smith St in minutes.

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View auction mel ref EPr contact office

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2 thurs 5.30 - 6.00pm & sat 1.15 - 1.45pm sat 9th november - 10.30am 2c / g12 $720,000 - $790,000 michael amarant 0411 144 569 charles atkins 0405 287 112 carlton 9340 1900


Northcote 129 Beavers street Luxury, Lifestyle and Location. This uncompromising family home stands out as a fine example of contemporary living. The extra wide hallway with newly polished parquetry floors leads to an expansive modern kitchen with walk in pantry, caesarstone benches & s/steel appliances. Generous open plan living seamlessly extends with bifold doors onto the fully decked outdoor entertaining space, in ground pool & low maintenance garden. 3 large bedrooms (2 x BIRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s & master WIR & ensuite), plus a 4th bedroom or study ensure optimum storage/flexibility. Features ducted heating/ cooling, video intercom, alarm & remote gates leading to 2 x off street car spaces. Close to every imaginable amenity including, High St, tâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;port, parklands & schools. 3

2

View auction mel ref EPr contact office

2 thurs 5.00 - 5.30pm & sat 9.30 - 10.00am sat 9th november - 11.00am 30 / D7 $880,000 - $960,000 sam rigopoulos 0425 834 583 george theocharis 0415 578 809 northcote 8481 1900

thorNbury 92 speight street Land, position, potential! This tidy 1950s residence offers exciting scope for renovation and extension on a large block (490 sq.m approx) close to Fairfield Village, transport and parkland. Alternatively, create a fine new home (STCA) in this quiet street of well-maintained houses. In sound condition, the property comprises two double bedrooms, separate living and dining areas, large kitchen/meals, bathroom and laundry, plus garage and additional driveway parking.

2

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View auction mel ref EPr contact office

2

490 (approx)

Wed 5.45 - 6.15pm & sat 3.45 - 4.15pm sat 9th november - 2.00pm 30 / k6 $640,000 - $690,000 sam rigopoulos 0425 834 583 Eric Brown 0404 012 483 northcote 8481 1900

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PRESTON 248 Raglan Street

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Fully Renovated And Waiting For You Package a convenience-laden location with a handsome superbly renovated Spanish Mission home and it’s understandable why this gem provides a standout opportunity for families, young couples or downsizers. Admire the ease of its light and bright layout under high decorative ceilings, with fireside lounge, family/meals area integrating with north-facing entertaining deck, 3 large bedrooms, study, updated kitchen and bathroom, 2nd toilet and off-street parking. Few minutes walk to Plenty Road and High Street’s lifestyle advantages and transport, and close to schools, Northland and Preston Market.

PRESTON 248A Raglan Street

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Auction

Saturday 9th November at 12.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 5.30-6.00pm & Saturday 11.30-12.00noon

Contact

Mario Butera 0412 380 400 Aldo Verga 0412 357 696

WEST PRESTON 90 Wallace Street

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Plans And Permits For Your New Home

Modern Ease & City Views

Take advantage of the approved plans and permits for a stunning lifestyle home, short stroll to High Street’s shopping and café strip and transport. Features 2 living areas, stunning kitchen, 2 bathrooms, 3 bedrooms, north facing alfresco entertaining, 3 toilets, garage plus car space. Land size 247.9m2 approx.

Stylish town residence offers a relaxed lifestyle with stunning city views. Features living, dining and Caesar stone kitchen area, 2 bedrooms, modern bathroom, retreat/study, versatile attic room, Euro laundry, fabulous north facing courtyard, reverse cycle air cons and dual off-street parking. Elite location near shops, transport and Preston Market.

Auction

Saturday 9th November at 1.00pm

Auction

Saturday 9th November at 2.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 5.30-6.00pm & Saturday 11.30-12.00noon

Inspect

Wednesday 5.00-5.30pm & Saturday 12.30-1.00pm

Contact

Mario Butera 0412 380 400 or Aldo Verga 0412 357 696

Contact

Mario Butera 0412 380 400 or Denis Basile 0413 675 888

9480 1277 764-766 High Street, Thornbury

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BRUNSWICK 103 Tinning Street

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1

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Unique Development Potential With 2 Street Frontages Neat brick veneer home rests on a unique allotment of 581.91m2 approx (11.9m x48.9m) with 2 street frontages, offering superb potential to construct further homes at the rear fronting Warne Street (STCA). A simple layout offers formal lounge, kitchen/meals, family room, 3 bedrooms, bathroom, sunroom, gas ducted heating, evaporative cooling, security shutters and garage/storage. Superb inner city location, walking distance to Sydney Roadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cosmopolitan attractions, primary school, train station and handy to Citylink.

9480 1277

Auction

Saturday 9th November at 11.00am

Inspect

Thursday 5.30-6.00pm & Saturday 10.30-11.00am

Contact

Mario Butera 0412 380 400 Aldo Verga 0412 357 696 Denis Basile 0413 675 888

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764-766 High Street, Thornbury

Northcote 10 Bird Ave An exceptional opening to feather your nest in this big Bird Avenue Art Deco residence, get in early and catch a classic three bedroom clinker of huge proportions, solid bones and beautiful decoration. Well maintained in comfortable original condition on a large north-facing rear allotment near cafes, shopping, parklands and schools; stylishly renovate for an uplifting inner-city lifestyle.

3J 1H 3L Auction Saturday 16th November 2.00pm Inspect contact offices

Sat 12:30pm to 1:00pm Thurs 1:00pm to 1:30pm Stefan Dzanovski 0404 828 723 318 High Street Preston 9470 2799 130 Upper Heidelberg Road Ivanhoe 9497 1990 www.HauS.com.au OCTOBER 23, 2013 \ The weekly review 55


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89 Fenwick Street Carlton North

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Pascoe vale south 229A O’Hea Street “Fully Renovated” This 3BR house located in a prime location close to transport and easy access to the city. Central bathroom plus open plan, well appointed kitchen and living room overlooking rear court yard. Polished timber, separate laundry and excellent car access via side drive with carport. For sale: inspect: contact:

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CHARM, CHARACTER, SPACE & POTENTIAL

Timeless charm and character on offer for the astute purchaser looking to secure AAA location with room to improve. Offering:

ReseRvoiR 78 Royal Parade PeRFect oPPoRtunity to Renovate oR develoP

• 3 bedrooms • Formal lounge with high ceilings • Large modern kitchen / meals area • Tiled bathroom • Pedestrian access (Right of way at rear) • Heating and cooling

If you are looking for your chance to enter the market place, be it First Home Buyer, Investor or Developer, then this property is for you. It does require some loving care and attention, but with huge potential. Land approx 645m2 and located only a short walk to station and shops.

A spacious flowing floorplan with potential to improve and reap the benefits of this superb city fringe location.

For sale: inspect: contact:

Auction Saturday 26 October at 11.30 am CONJUNCTIONAL AGENT: Foley First - Anthony Hanna 0411 887 518

Level 2, 326 Keilor Road Niddrie VIC 3042

Private Sale Saturday 1.00-1.30pm Amy Veitch 0439 338 648

Brunswick 9387 0966 Reservoir 9460 2541

$500,000-$550,000 Saturday 10.00-10.30am Tim Donahoo 0418 541 105

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think results

Auction this Saturday

BRUNSWICK 133 Victoria Street

3

1

The feelgood factor This free standing three bedroom Edwardian's central living/dining area reflects this home's engaging balance of character and

Auction Sat 26 Oct, 3.00

comfort and leads to a modern separate kitchen. Beyond, a north facing courtyard delivers generous dimensions, work-shop,

View Wed 5:15 - 5:45; Sat 2:30 - 3:00

right-of-way and the option to introduce off street parking if so desired. NBN wiring leads the comprehensive list of lifestyle

Lisa Roberts 0413 265 362

attractions that defines the location, surrounded by Sydney Road and Lygon Street, close to Brunswick pool, four tram lines,

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Fleming Park and fantastic shopping and cafes.

BRUNSWICK 23 Wilkinson Street

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1

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Modern three bedroom style, period appeal Abundant heritage appeal, contemporary flair - this superb family residence assures a consummate lifestyle choice. Beautifully

Auction Sat 9 Nov, 11.00

finished throughout, the home features vast ceilings, striking wallpaper motifs, three working fireplaces and off-street parking

Quoting $690K - $740K

for up to three cars. Three spacious bedrooms provide genuine family accommodation, while the large living room and kitchen

View Thu 6:00 - 6:30, Sat 12:00 - 12:30

with stone benches and Smeg appliances further enhances the appeal. Low maintenance gardens include a studio, while a

Jason Sharpe 0438 847 700

quiet setting just moments to Sydney Road completes a compelling picture.

Sam Abboud 0401 434 329 Carlton 9347 1755

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Auction this Saturday 3

PORT MELBOURNE 20, 22 & 24 Stokes Street

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'Laywell Terrace' c1889 A selection of three beautiful three bedroom Victorian terrace residences, to be offered separately, each individually inviting,

Auction Sat 26 Oct from 12.00

all enhanced by desirable proximity to Bay Street with the water just a stone's throw from your doorstep. Exceptionally rare,

Quoting $800K - $880K

period properties of such classic character assume significant status in Port Melbourne. Each delivers large living rooms,

View Thu 12:30 - 1:15, Sat 11:30 - 12:00

separate kitchen/meals spaces, majestic upstairs main bedrooms and generous courtyards behind traditional aesthetics.

Jason Sharpe 0438 847 700

Iconic bay side homes promise huge rewards, from either lifestyle or investment points of view.

Luke Piccolo 0412 951 273 Carlton 9347 1755

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Carlton 393 Rathdowne Street 9347 1755

Eden Park 170-172 Fifth Avenue

20 Acres

Landmark Historic Homestead on 20 acres A charming piece of local history built in 1865 as the original Eden Park homestead & set on 20 gently undulating acres. It is only the 2nd time for sale in almost 150 years & offers an opportunity to restore it to its former glory. Aesthetically the brick homestead has a low simple building shape,full length verandahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, including early period features timber fireplace mantels & Aga cast iron stove, typical of early country buildings of this period.

The second home comprises four bedrooms & provides further options for the fortunate owner highlighting the versatility of this ideally located property. The property also has scope for further development maybe B&B, tea rooms, reception venue, art gallery or subdivision STCA & planning approval.This unique recreational property offers the most incredible views to Kinglake Ranges & distant City Skyline. Outside is a large work shed with loft.

For Sale $1,090,000-$1,200,000 View ljhooker.com.au/4RGH8T Contact Jim Vasiliou 0418 123 054 Gavin Rodrigues 0419 990 711

LJ Hooker South Morang 9404 3000 Shop 10, Axis Centre 797 Plenty Road, South Morang Vic 3752

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