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t feels like spring has been stolen. A few tender buds, and they both made it out safe. They received the now some shimmering warm days, the first green fronds – carefully co-ordinated warning text, advising them to then suddenly a withering blast of heat that sweeps in “watch and act”. But after looking out the window and the deadly harbinger of a long, dangerous summer: fire. seeing the fire come across the rise, they made the hasty Summer is not supposed to start like this, certainly decision to leave. As they drove out of their semi-rural not this early; and while fire has always been a part of property, they saw houses ablaze on the road. this country and always will be, this early appearance The couple are now bunking in with friends. The of its destructive power is so frightening to those family is meeting to decide what to do. of us who have lived through Ash Wednesday, What do you do? We are told over and again “we are Black Saturday or earlier calamities. that things can be replaced, people can’t, and different We recall the terror, the sting of smoke we know that it’s true. But imagine losing and ash fills our eyes. It’s clearly going to be a your entire home, the centre of your family, because of nasty summer. and then trying to figure out just what to that time’’ These recent Blue Mountains fires have do next. I wish I could be there to help and even distantly touched my life. The wonderfully comfort my friend and her family, but what kind and accomplished woman who cares for my comfort could I give? child so I can creep off to work at an ungodly hour We know that the natural disasters that have always each morning lost her home in the Winmalee fire last beset this country – cyclones, floods, fires – will become week, her family home of 50 years, with everything she more extreme in the future because of climate change; owned lost with it. Not a picture. None of her wedding and we know that the indomitable and stoic spirit that jewellery. Nothing. has always risen to meet these challenges will grow Her daughter and daughter’s husband lived there equally more intense.

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But these times are truly going to test us. And I can just imagine the fearful memories that these fires have stirred for those who went through so much terror in Victoria in 2009. The north wind just has to blow hard and hot and I am immediately taken back to that time, and I am frightened. We are different because of that time. The discussions about stay or go are much more pragmatic now: emergency authorities do not falter or hesitate to give serious, sometimes dire, warnings about the fire threat, and locals are calm and adamant that they understand and accept the realities of living in Australian bushland. There is an unmoving but respectful stand-off between these positions. We expect well-organised, well-funded and professional emergency assistance, but we do not expect miracles. We know human nature is stubborn, and that so many of us are drawn to the bush. And we also know that in Australia, during a long, languid, often dangerous summer, fire will always be our companion. \

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athy Reichs vaguely knew what she wanted to be when she grew up. Born in Chicago to a mother who was a musician and a corporate father, she had visions of working in a science laboratory, wearing a white coat and squinting through a microscope. “My mother was interested in science and she had a big impact on me,” says Reichs, reflecting on what led her to become a “bone whisperer” or more correctly, a forensic anthropologist. “I was intrigued by archaeology and the life sciences, like biology,” she says. “I still like working with something physical that I can measure and touch. I like being able to X-ray and measure bones, to determine their shape and to create a biological profile. But it was a long, circuitous path to forensic anthropology and I had five undergraduate majors.” Reichs graduated with a degree in anthropology from American University in Washington DC. But it was when she completed a masters and a PhD in physical anthropology that she found home. Her career, however, hasn’t turned out exactly as she expected. “I planned to study prehistoric Native Americans. I was digging up skeletons and looking at the bones to see what diseases people had suffered and what life expectancy was back then,” she says. “And then police started bringing me forensic cases because my expertise was in the human skeleton and in bones. I found that work more compelling.” Reichs, who is in her early 60s, works as a forensic anthropologist in North Carolina, where she lives, and in Quebec. Her ability to extract complex information from human bones has allowed her to help identify remains at Ground Zero after 9/11 and in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina. She was also involved in the exhumation of a mass grave in Guatemala at the end of the civil war that left more than 200,000 people dead. Reichs has been closely involved in more bizarre cases, too, and some of them have inspired her novels. In the mid-1990s she studied the killing of a family in Quebec linked to the murder-suicide of 74 members of the Order of the Solar Temple. That inspired one of her early books, Death Du Jour. She has just published her 16th title, Bones of the Lost. “The Order of the Solar Temple was run by a man called Joe De Mambro who regulated all reproduction in the cult. But a couple had a baby without his permission and De Mambro considered that baby to be the Anti-Christ. The members of the group were planning to commit mass suicide and go to the planet Sirius,” Reichs says with a wry smile. “But before they could leave the Anti-Christ had to be killed. The parents and their baby fled to Switzerland and then to Quebec but De Mambro sent assassins to kill the family. Their house was set on fire and their bodies came to my lab. “I may work with bones or a corpse that is dismembered or mummified. Anytime a body is compromised so you can’t do a normal autopsy it goes to the forensic anthropologist. They are not in good shape when they come to me.” Reichs clearly remembers her very first forensic case. “I went with the police to the scene,” she says quietly. “A child had gone missing – I remember seeing it on the news. There was a thunderstorm and she was only five years old and I remember wondering about her being out there in this horrible storm. About three months later some little bones were found out in the woods near Charlotte, North Carolina. “I went out there with the homicide detective and the skeleton was scattered and some of it was missing. I

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analysed the bones and they belonged to that little girl. But the case was never solved. The police think they know who did it and he has been convicted of other child homicides but they’ve never been able to tie him to this one.” When she isn’t solving forensic cases, Reichs writes her bestselling crime novels featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan. After a brief trip to Melbourne to promote her latest book, Reichs will spend long hours finishing the first draft of her next book, Bones Never Lie. And then there’s the TV series, Bones, in its ninth season. “I was talking to Tess Gerritsen earlier this year about Rizzoli & Isles – the TV series based on her crime novels. She doesn’t get involved in the show – she has an ‘I cash the cheques and don’t bother me’ approach. I’m a control freak. I read every script and vet them for scientific accuracy,” says Reichs. Reich’s writing career began with Deja Dead in 1997. She uses her forensic background and some of her crime-solving experiences as inspiration for her complex plots, twisted characters and a lead character that is a recovering alcoholic with a sharp mind and a tinder-dry sense of humour. She decided to write Deja Dead when she faced hefty university fees for her three children – daughters Kerry and Courtney, and son Brendan. She co-authors a crime series for young readers with Brendan called the Virals series. “My kids were moving towards university, which can be pricey!” she says grimacing. “So I thought maybe I

unearthing the truth – even if it takes years. “The cases that come back to you are the ones that don’t get resolved, like the child I’ve had for 23 years in my lab in Quebec,” she says. The bones were found in a plastic sack in a ravine by a highway. They belonged to a child of five or six who’d suffered some cranial trauma. Reichs’ instinct told her the child hadn’t died recently and that the bones had spent time somewhere else. For years the case featured on Canada’s unsolved. “Then I was doing a book tour in New Brunswick and I was interviewed on a radio program and I talked about this case. Someone heard that interview and phoned the police and said they could explain where the bones came from,” says Reichs. “The caller had been 12 at the time and he and his friend were on their bikes and saw a backhoe digging a grave in a cemetery. They saw bones flying out and thought it would be funny to collect them and put them in the sandbox at school, so little kids would find them and get freaked out. “But they then felt bad about that, collected the bones again, put them in a plastic sack and threw them into the ravine. So we finally felt we knew where the bones had come from but we still didn’t know whom the kid was. “So I talked about that case again in another interview and a family came forward and said their brother was run over and killed by a car in 1963, when he was six. He was buried in that cemetery and we’re now waiting to get DNA from the family but we think we’ll finally identify that child. “So a real-life case will be solved because of one of my books and that will be a first. If we can get this little guy back to his family, that will be amazing.” The latest novel, Bones of the Lost, is again inspired by Reichs’ real-life experiences. The book is partly based in Afghanistan, where she visited US troops in 2011, and in it she blends her impressions of the country with another old case involving the suspicious shooting death of a police officer.

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eichs didn’t tell anyone she was writing a novel apart from her family. When it was finished one of her children knew someone who knew someone who knew a junior editor in a publishing house and Reichs’ first manuscript was dispatched. “This poor woman got word that the boyfriend of a friend of a friend of a friend’s mother’s first novel is coming her way,” says Reichs, rolling her eyes. “She later told me she took the first few chapters home with her that weekend and was already composing the kind rejection letter in her head. But she read those chapters and went back to her office to get the rest of the manuscript to finish it. I had an offer within a couple of weeks. It was timing. It was the mid-1990s. Forensics was in the air and then became a huge wave.” While cases are neatly tied up in the last pages of her novels, in the real world not every case comes to a conclusion. But forensics has a strange way of

“I was in Afghanistan with four other writers, including Mark Bowden, who wrote Black Hawk Down. It was an interesting experience to sit next to Mark in full body armour and fly around these mountain valleys in a Black Hawk. I kept looking at him and asking, ‘Are we good? Are we good? If you’re calm, I’m calm.” Asked what forensic cases she’d like to have worked on, Reichs admits she’s envious of colleagues who helped identify the remains of the Russian Imperial Romanov family. “And I would have loved to have worked on the recent discovery of Richard III in the car park in England,” she adds. Despite a busy writing schedule and her TV commitments, Reichs happily sheds her bone whisperer mantle when at her beach house with her three children, four grandchildren and husband of 45 years, Paul. “I unashamedly bought the beach house as a magnet for the kids. I love spending time there, going out to dinner or to the movies or the symphony,” she says. “And I’m also happy writing in my study but I have to close the door and have quiet. My family have always been very good when I’m writing. When I was working on the first book there was a lot of eye-rolling and some tongue in cheek comments – ‘Sssshhh, mum’s working on her novel’. They don’t say that so much any more!” \ We WelCome your feedbaCk @

someone found an old oil drum and started beating on it with a stick, and then old Mr Patton came out of his house and whacked the kid over the ears. He said the drum banging was freaking out his homing pigeons. It’s funny – my entire childhood was devoted to procuring Mr Whippy softserves, but the only actual memory I have of eating one involves this traumatic experience. I also remember someone once put a dead snake on a stake in the middle of that paddock, presumably to warn us of danger. But it took more than a dried-up reptile to scare off these kids – kids who’d waited all weekend for the slightest of sounds, and at the mere hint of that jingle were up and ready, agile and resourceful enough to ensnare coins from their parents or raid their own piggy banks and in a mere whisker race out the door and up the street in time to catch a Mr Whippy van. No, it took a grumpy old man with scatty homing pigeons to scare us away. After he arrived with his red face and steamy fists, we all ran off home to finish our cones in peace. No one needs that kind of rubbish when you’ve got a softserve thing happening. Thankfully, keeping homing pigeons and whacking other people’s kids over the ears are pretty much obsolete these days. But Mr Whippy vans endure, even if in a tired, faded, gelati-hybrid sort of way. I’m hoping the 6pm run around our suburb this week wasn’t the start of a regular thing, because there wasn’t a lot of broccoli consumed that night. But even if that van turned up at 7am, I’d still find it hard to say no to their pleas. No one can resist a Mr Whippy. \




’m not sure who thought it would be a good idea to drive a Mr Whippy van around our suburb at 6pm on a school day this week, but the other people in this house were pretty happy about it. Unbeknown to me, who had something nutritious cooking away in the oven for dinner, the three of them, including the adult, snuck out of the house and got themselves into the Mr Whippy conga line that was forming at the end of our street. Five minutes later they stood at the front door, licking away furiously. “How could we resist a Mr Whippy?” they said. They’d been given that line by the adult, and told to deliver it with big smiles on their faces so I wouldn’t be cross at them for eating something so ridiculous before they’d had their dinner. They’d practised the whole way home. Practised being cute so I wouldn’t yell. How could I yell at them when my whole childhood was spent keeping my ears out for the sound of a Mr Whippy van? An ice-cream from Mr Whippy made the weekend worthwhile. In fact, the existence of, or even just the possible existence of, a Mr Whippy van not a somewhere in your neighbourhood was the whole point lot of of the weekend, especially on the rare occasion you were broccoli was allowed to get chocolate and nut topping. consumed Once, after a Mr Whippy frenzy on our old street, that night a bunch of kids stood around in the empty paddock licking softserves. I remember this day only because

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n Croatian, the word dobra means good. This is handy trivia to know given the chef behind new Balkan diner Brutale is one Daniel (“God is my judge”) George (“earth-worker”) Dobra. You might remember him from Brix, the high-concept diner that briefly flared then fizzled in Fitzroy. At his new digs in the CBD’s Corrs Lane, he’s ditched the schtick of baby veg and edible flowers for the time-honoured tastes of eastern Europe. Dumplings, cabbage rolls, roast meats, industrial quantities of garlic. All washed down with what may be Melbourne’s most extensive offering of rakia, the preferred palliative of all those nations that once sheltered under the dark umbrella of Yugoslavia. Reading through the list of regional firewaters, it strikes me this is one of the few places you’ll ever see all those states – Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, etc – coexisting so peacefully. There are wines, too. Exotic regional drops such as the Croatian Krauthaker or an Istrian merlot-terrano blend sit alongside affordably priced local and New Zealand bottles. Craft beers from Bosnia, Germany, Belgium, Spain and beyond round out the booze offerings. To assist in navigating the unfamiliar Balkan flavours I’ve enlisted my Macedonian mate, whose mother makes some of the finest sarma (cabbage rolls) and roast lamb in Melbourne. The stakes are high. Once inside this restaurant, hidden between Bourke and Lonsdale, it’s easy to pretend you’re not in Melbourne. Booth seats and dim lights, frenzied folk music (I swear they just played Hava Nagila) and even the studded disco ball over the bar suggest some sort of subversive cabaret, an image reinforced by ominous artworks featuring animal heads on human bodies. Shamanism meets surrealism, with a dash of ancient Egypt. No idea what it all means, but I’m up for it. The menu, read by lamplight shaded with old combat helmets, is a best-of-Balkan affair, from roasted peppers and svinja (cured meats) to spit-roasted pork and Dobra’s dad’s goulash. Our waiter, enthusiastic and well versed in the kitchen canon, suggests we order five to six dishes, or go the Dobra Family Banquet. How much food is that? “There’s quite a bit,” he concedes. “You definitely won’t leave hungry. But it’s manageable.” We opt instead to DIY, starting with a mound of sandy-brown fried pickerels (whitebait) served with lemon and a mayo infused with Dobra’s special spice mix. The mayo is pleasant; there just needs to be more of it to keep the whitebait moist and interesting. Without it, the fish is too dry and too salty. Good drinking food, sure, but not a refined entrée. The Macedonian wants to try the cevapi with ajvar – charcoal-grilled “naked” sausages made from beef, pork and veal that come with lemon, raw white onion and a traditional red pepper relish. The snags have appealing char stripes on the outside; take a bite and the barbecued juices dribble down the chin. Good times. The Macedonian eats in rapt silence, apparently

transported back to a childhood far, far away. The lamb, we’re told, is mouthwatering. It’s roasted in the peka, a Croatian wood-fired oven, at 400–450 degrees, with rosemary and bay leaves, spring onions and shallots. The bay gives the succulent meat a punchy herbal hit, and it’s lovely, but we’re not absolutely convinced it’s as good as a certain suburban matriarch’s. The shopska is a tad too chilled but otherwise terrific. It’s Eastern Europe’s answer to the Greek salad, rendered here as a brilliantly fresh medley of cucumber, tomato, capsicum, fresh ricotta-like cheese made on site, all swimming in a zinging vinaigrette. Dobra stuffs his sarma with beef, smoked ham and a smidge of rice and serves them on creamed potato and tomato. It’s hard to gauge the exact ingredients because the smoky pork overwhelms all. You’ll never catch me complaining about pork but, in this battle of the Balkans, the Macedonian’s mum triumphs. Her sarmas are sublime. Desserts are not a strong suit – Neapolitan ice-cream (sold out), doughnuts and baked pastries – but this is a blessing as we’re stuffed. It’s 9.30pm, and Brutale’s inner bohemian is out to play. The bar is a blur of alcoholic activity. The couple behind us are arm-wrestling. An older guy to our left is getting his gangster on in shaded glasses, black shirt, black trilby. He’s drinking merlot on ice. You can’t fake cool like that. Meanwhile Dobra is clapping like a flamenco artist at the pass, flanked by photos of family members. Looks like he’ll be at it for a while yet. Brutale’s late menu is available until midnight, and these folks don’t look like they’re going anywhere in a hurry. And why would they? The party’s right here. \ to Read moRe RevieWs


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little over a decade ago Volkswagen’s reborn Beetle started a spate of retro cars. The Mini, Chrysler’s PT Cruiser and Citroen’s C3 all followed, and this led a prominent American car designer to forecast the big problem with retro cars; when it’s time to update how do you facelift a retro design? Mini, by far the most successful of the bunch, keeps things fresh with lots of variations on the original theme, to the beetle the point where there’s now even a is a nice Mini SUV. thing to The sadly underpowered PT drive Cruiser faded away, the C3 bumps along at a few sales a month and, after a disappointing initial response, Volkswagen is giving the Beetle another go. It’s bigger than the first retro Beetle with a longer roofline that’s higher at the rear, a design that’s far less sympathetic to the original 1940s VW but allowing your actual people to ride up back without detaching their heads. It has also proved beneficial for luggage space, which is now on par with many Even with DSG the Beetle is a nice thing to small hatchbacks. drive. It handles surprisingly well and Mind you, the Beetle costs a lot more than makes even challenging corners easy. It goes most small hatchbacks. And you can’t get four quite hard once you get over the inordinately doors. And if you don’t want a clutch pedal, slow initial take-off, and it overtakes pretty your only option is the seven-speed direct well too. But while it may be perfectly happy shift gearbox. It’s better than most electronic to be driven hard, this is not a car to drive manuals but it’s still nowhere near as smooth with enthusiasm because you look rather or as fuss-free as a conventional auto. I don’t ridiculous. The Beetle is more something for like DSGs much. There are annoying dead cruising the boulevards and sashaying the spots and flat spots, but they’re good on fuel. St Kilda foreshore on long, balmy nights.

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here is plenty to indicate the history of this horse stable-turned-warehouse conversion, which is tucked up an offshoot laneway in a quiet corner of this central inner-city suburb. There’s the original red-brick exterior for a start. Not to mention an interior still supported by the original timber trusses that have become a feature of the open-plan family and meals area. It is courtesy of the thoughtful renovation and a vendor keen to retain the building’s undoubted historic appeal that has saved the building from a whitewashed renewal. Certainly the building’s story is attention grabbing: built as a stable, it housed horses with heroic intent, from those that were sent to the Boer War to, later, others that served as part of the local fire brigade. At some point it became a warehouse and, some 16 years ago, on the purchase of this property by the current vendor, it was transformed into a family house. Luck would have it that the vendor’s brother was a founding member of Six Degrees Architects, and the firm known for its stunning warehouse conversions was given carte blanche to run this project. The property as it stands now was completed over two stages: the main house conversion was finished 16 years ago, and the entrance plus parents’ retreat was undertaken about seven years back. Both undertakings have stood the test of time. There is a real sense of old mixed with new, a deliberate strategy that serves to enhance the building’s original feel while ensuring a modern artistry that the best warehouse renovations possess. It is perhaps best exemplified by the use of recovered materials combined with new installations: the former seen in the timber staircase and bannister rescued from the old Commonwealth Bank building in Collins Street, alongside a wood-panelled wall that divides the main living section of the house from the lower level and mezzanine bedrooms, and which was bought from the now-defunct ABC studios in Queen Street. The latter is seen in the geometric patterns of local artist Tony Hall’s leadlight artistry set into the frosted glass, two-storey entry hall and the windows of the two mezzanine bedrooms. But if these are the standout features, there are plenty of other nooks of interest that encourage a second glance. There is army-green metal sliding door dividing the main house from the towered parent’s retreat, which has a walk-in wardrobe, en suite and an airy sense of privacy, set as it is in retreat from the main activity of the house. There’s the exposed-brick feature wall in the cavernous open-plan living and family space that sits lightly beneath a pitched roof; the atrium-like kitchen with its stainless-steel benchtops, turquoise tiling and sliding door that flows through to the tree-shaded timber deck; and a second living space that opens to a side courtyard and would make an ideal home theatre or screening room. Similarly, a fourth bedroom downstairs proves to be as flexible a space, offering potential to be used as a study or home office if only three bedrooms were required. Extras include a dedicated laundry, ducted vacuum system, and some understair storage in the entry hall. It is close to Errol Street, a primary school, public transport and the CBD, and is within the University High School zone. In short, this is a family house with a designer pedigree and a real sense of history. \ SARINA LEWIS



we love it Hocking Stuart \ 8481 1900

Price \ $910,000 – $1 million

Auction \ November 9 at noon

Boosted by a thoughtful extension, this Californian bungalow, which backs onto All Nations Park, is a fantastic spot to raise a family. Two large bedrooms sit up front, one with a broad bay window picked out with rose, lime and amber-tinted leadlight. Across the hall, the second bedroom has a bank of built-in wardrobes. They share a sparkling bathroom with a lime green-tiled wall and a new pale stone vanity. The main bedroom has its own renovated en suite with green tiling and there’s a walk-in wardrobe tucked alongside. The huge living area to the rear wraps around the property, flowing from a huge horseshoe-shaped kitchen with dark wood-effect cabinetry and a Whirlpool oven in one corner, through open-plan living and dining areas with abundant light from a wall with large windows and a set of french doors. There’s a separate laundry with storage cupboard at the far end, and the backyard has a covered deck and a huge lock-up shed with red double doors. High Street is only a short stroll away. \ STEPHEN A. RUSSELL







RT Edgar \ 9826 1000

Price \ $2 million +

Auction \ November 16 at 2pm

This property should have strong appeal for medical professionals as it’s a few doors from Epworth Hospital. The two-storey, 1885 Victorian terrace has a paved internal courtyard. Palisade fencing and floral gardens precede the lacework-fringed façade. A grand foyer has high ceilings, a columned archway and timber floors. The formal lounge has a fireplace under a grey marble mantel. The dining room has a fireplace under black marble and a ceiling rose with a reproduction antique light fitting. Light flows into the kitchen, meals and family area, and glass doors connect it to the courtyard. The contemporised kitchen has extensive granite surfaces. Concluding ground level is a powder room/laundry combo. Latticed glass doors link the courtyard with the carport and parking area. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a study make up the second storey. The massive main bedroom, with en suite, has a courtyard view and a rear balcony, and the fitted study opens to the front balcony. \ KAY KEIGHERY





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FITZROY \ 164 NICHOLSON STREET A classic example of late 19th-century housing is on display at this two-storey terrace house fronting Nicholson Street. The building, constructed in the late 1890s, is identifiable by the eye-catching triple-arched façade. Built by Sidney Orford, a plasterer, in 1898, the property’s external appearance has changed little, retaining the sense of elegant grandeur. Inside tells a similar story. Rooms are on a grand scale. Ceilings are high, ornate cornices and roses are original and open fireplaces with marble mantels set the tone: an imposing aesthetic warmed by polished floorboards. The front two rooms are perhaps the most striking; the large adjoining formal living and dining spaces call to mind tea salons and crystal-set tables. It’s somewhat surprising then, to, enter the modern rear renovation taking in an open-plan kitchen and living space with adjoining laundry inhabiting an atrium-like glassed-in space. All four bedrooms are upstairs, though the option exists to keep the largest room overlooking the street as an additional lounge. Extras include a granite kitchen, timber deck, and being within walking distance of the CBD, Lygon and Brunswick streets and Carlton Gardens. But the real appeal is in its imposing form and the promise of stately living on the city fringe. \ SARINA LEWIS





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Collins Simms \ 9488 0688

Price \ $1.3 million +


Auction \ November 2 at 10.30am

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Woodards \ 9347 1755

Price \ $690,000 – $740,000

Barry Plant Preston 94786344 3





Jellis Craig 9481 6800 3



19 Tennyson Avenue, Preston ................................................................. Price: $550,000 - $600,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday November 9 at 11am ................................................................. OFI Thurs 5.15-5.45pm; Sat 10-10.30am .................................................................

108 Clarke Street, Northcote ................................................................. Price: $1 million - $1.1 million ................................................................. Auction Saturday November 16 at 10am ................................................................. OFI Thur 5-5.30pm; Sat noon-12.30pm .................................................................

A family history that stretches all the way back to 1923 distinguishes this inviting three-bedroom Californian only moments from Preston Primary School.

Maryville c1888 is a balcony terrace bursting with classical and contemporary family appeal, architect renovations, views and garden, near High Street.

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Auction \ November 9 at 11am

While this appealing piece of Brunswick’s history may look small from the outside, it’s surprisingly generous indoors. Owned by a local sculptor, it oozes the quirky charm often associated with this vibrant neighbourhood. Dark floorboards stretch throughout and soaring walls meet ceilings with ornate roses. Two bedrooms have the original wrought-iron fireplaces, and one has a striking feature wall in gold and turquoise wallpaper that features cheeky monkeys and abundant fruit. The third bedroom is vast, while a central lounge has a third fireplace, this time encased in timber with a bevel-edged mirror inset. A funky kitchen and dining area to the rear has windows crowned with lime-green panes, a stainless-steel Smeg oven and abundant storage. The bathroom sits off this space, with concrete topping the vanity and housing the tub, plus a stained-glass rural idyll. The backyard is ideal for low-maintenance relaxation and the big lock-up shed is set up as a working studio. \ STEPHEN A. RUSSELL






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PRESTON \ 16 YOUNGMAN STREET Preston is ripe for the renovation of period houses on large blocks, and here, all the work has been done for you. This Californian bungalow has a north-facing rear that lends itself perfectly to an open-plan extension for contemporary family living. A front garden behind electronic gates is an immaculate introduction to a classic bungalow façade. Timber accents and decorative coffered ceilings provide warmth and interest throughout the interior. Parquetry flooring on entry transitions to polished boards that run down the hall to the large living area. A carpeted front study has a neutral palette, gas-burning fireplace and stained-glass bay window. Glass double doors lead to a dining area, followed by the kitchen and living area. High ceilings enhance the space. Timber wall panelling complements the glossy floors and a vaulted ceiling with a huge skylight illuminates the living space. The kitchen is the hub for family and entertaining with a black-granite island bench, timber-veneer cabinetry and a 900-millimetre La Germania cooker. The three bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and share a new, period-style bathroom with claw-foot bath, pedestal basin and stained-glass skylight. A rear undercover deck incorporates a Jacuzzi and the side drive leads to a tandem carport and a double garage beyond. \ EMMA HOUGHTON






Barry Plant \ 9478 6344

Price \ $750,000 +

Auction \ November 9 at 1pm



Nelson Alexander Fitzroy 9417 1956 4



2 Forest Street, Collingwood ................................................................. Price: $780,000 - $860,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday November 9 at noon ................................................................. OFI Thur 3.45-4.15; Sat 11.30am-noon .................................................................



Woodards Carlton 9347 1755 4



15 Alister Street, Fitzroy North ................................................................. Price: POA ................................................................. Auction Saturday November 16 at 11am ................................................................. OFI Thur 12.30-1pm; Sat 10.30-11am .................................................................

Brace \ 9480 1277

Price \ $530,000 – $600,000

Auction \ November 9 at 2.30pm

Contemporary finishes and city views render this townhouse way above average. The set-up promotes low-maintenance living and Gilbert Road trams are moments away. Preston West Primary School, Bell station and Preston Market are an easy walk. Off-street parking for two cars precedes the rough-brick façade. With polished-concrete floors and a timber-panelled wall, the open-plan living, dining and kitchen area stretches from the front door to the rear glass wall. There’s a cupboard laundry secreted in the living area and a powder room at the base of the stairs. The kitchen has Caesarstone benchtops, cabinetry and modern appliances. A covered verandah meets a paved north-facing rear courtyard. The second level has two bedrooms, a bathroom and an open study. Both bedrooms have ceiling fans and built-in wardrobes and the oversized main features twin windows. A drop-down ladder in the study reaches a large attic space that would make a fine home office or retreat. Reverse-cycle heating and cooling keep things temperate. \ KAY KEIGHERY


This late Victorian with period features has three bedrooms, en suite, study or fourth bedroom, living/dining, timber kitchen, bathroom, laundry and offstreet parking.

With a leafy backdrop, birdsong, Merri Creek frontage, direct access to bike paths and immediate proximity to Sumner Park, this house has it all.

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FITZROY NORTH 15 Alister Street




The inner city's most privileged pocket - approx 860m² A leafy backdrop, birdsong, Merri Creek frontage, access to bike paths and proximity to Sumner Park - the advantages of this

Auction Sat 16 Nov, 11.00

exclusive inner city position explain exactly why this fabulous four bedroom, two bathroom family home has not been on the

View Thu 12:30 - 1:00; Sat 10:30 - 11:00

market for over 30 years. The setting is sublime. The spaces are superb. A light filled formal living room leads to central

Glenn Bartlett 0418 337 710

kitchen/dining and a substantial family room with garden views of botanic beauty. Outdoor entertaining enhances

Ian Rye 0418 302 458

unforgettable surroundings, off street parking ensures convenience complements a desirable address.

Carlton 9347 1755

PARKVILLE 26/92 The Avenue




The park is the perfect neighbour The views from this impressively updated, light-filled home provide a fabulous reminder of the lifestyle appeal of living by

Auction Sat 16 Nov, 11.00

parklands. Conveniently situated on the ground floor, this spacious apartment has brilliant natural light and Tasmanian oak

Quoting $540K - $580K

floors throughout. Features include two large bedrooms, each with built-in robes, and an impeccably maintained bathroom.

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The separate kitchen with adjacent laundry has been fully renovated to include stainless steel appliances and stylish cabinetry.

Jason Sharpe 0438 847 700

Proximity to transport, universities and the CBD ensures an outstanding lifestyle.

Luke Piccolo 0412 951 273 Carlton 9347 1755

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BRUNSWICK 23 Wilkinson Street



Modern three bedroom style, period appeal


PARKVILLE 42/196 The Avenue



Expansive terrace, three bedrooms

Abundant heritage appeal, contemporary flair - this

Auction Sat 9 Nov, 11.00

Surrounded by inner-city attractions, this modern

superb three bedroom family home is beautifully

Quoting $690K - $740K

three-bedroom apartment provides ample

Auction Sat 16 Nov, 2.00 Quoting $600K - $660K

finished throughout, with ample off street parking

View Thu 6:00 - 6:30, Sat 10:00 - 10:30

accommodation and a sensationally expansive

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and rear studio in a quiet setting just moments to

Jason Sharpe 0438 847 700

sundrenched terrace taking in views of the Princes

Quentin Hinrichs 0419 387 703

Sydney Road.

Sam Abboud 0401 434 329

Park treetops. A compelling owner/occupier and

Sam Abboud 0401 434 329

Carlton 9347 1755

investment prospect.

Carlton 9347 1755

Carlton 393 Rathdowne Street 9347 1755

FITZROY NORTH 203 Clauscen Street 4



PERFECT BLEND OF VICTORIAN CHARM & MODERN STYLE This renovated family home in the heart of Fitzroy North with period features throughout, comprises of 4 bedrooms, master with WIR, ensuite with spa, shower & toilet, formal lounge/dining room with fireplace, bathroom, laundry, open plan living/dining area adjoins a gourmet kitchen with Miele appliances. Bi-fold doors enable effortless entertaining and joins the undercover decked entertaining area plus a large North facing rear yard with storage shed, garage and parking via ROW. Feat; hydronic heating, split system heating/cooling, floor boards, period ceiling roses/cornices, spa bath, established gardens and more. Close to parks, schools, shops, cafĂŠs and transport.

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Saturday 16th November at 11.00am Thursday 6.00 - 6.30pm 30 B10 John Costanzo 0418 990 457 Travis Corbett 0438 777 916 Office Level 1/252 St Georges Road Fitzroy North 9489 9888 Website

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Bursting with character & instantly enjoyable, this recently renovated home has retained its period charm. Upon entry & from top to bottom you will be amazed by the extensive modern indoor outdoor living spaces & high quality finishes. Comprising 4 bedrooms, 3 with BIRs & a very spacious kitchen meals/living area overlooking a stunning decked verandah & large rear yard for that Sunday family BBQ. With the ever growing family the formal lounge, 2 generous bathrooms, one with bathtub, laundry & study top off this amazing home. Located in a very family friendly location only minutes walk to local primary & high schools.


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Auction Saturday 23rd November at 12pm View Thur 6-6:30pm & Sat 12-12:30pm Gino Vernucci 0403 510 286 | 9468 3000

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AUCTION ThIs sATUrdAy AT 11.00 A.m. Inspect from 10.30 “UnDer InstrUctIons from stAte trUstees” Ground floor strata title apartment comp bedroom (b.i.r’s) ensuite style large bathroom (internal laundry facilities) L shaped loungeroom and updated kitchenette. features on title parking. select residential Area. suit 1st home buyer, owner/occupier, investor. 0409877645, 0409877646

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PRESTON 248 Raglan Street





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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Mario Butera 0412 380 400 Aldo Verga 0412 357 696

WEST PRESTON 90 Wallace Street





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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.


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Wednesday 5.30-6.00pm & Saturday 11.30-12.00noon


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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




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 Road’s cosmopolitan attractions, primary school, train station and handy to Citylink.

9480 1277


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Thursday 5.30-6.00pm & Saturday 10.30-11.00am


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

764-766 High Street, Thornbury

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 verandah’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 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 All information contained herein is gathered from sources we consider to be reliable. However we cannot guarantee or give any warranty about the information provided and interested parties must solely rely on their own enquiries.

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ALPHINGTON 13 Yarraford Avenue




FABULOUS FAMILY LIVING IN A PRIZED RIVERSIDE LOCATION Moments from Yarra River parks and trails, this contemporary home presents an idyllic family lifestyle in a most exclusive and tightly-held Alphington neighbourhood. Free-flowing interior highlights three double bedrooms (master with WIR and private ensuite), study, stylish main bathroom, open-plan lounge and dining areas complemented by a modern stonebench kitchen with quality cooking appliances and dishwasher, separate laundry. Other features include ducted heating and split-system a/c, polished hardwood floors, OFP, front double carport, plus an expansive backyard with decked entertaining area, gazebo, established trees, terraced stone pond and lush garden surrounds.


Sat 16 November at 2pm Thur 6.30-7/Sat 12.30-1 $1,350,000 - $1,500,000 119 High Street Northcote | 9486 1800 Grant Leonard 0407 323 181

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CARLTON NORTH 358 Station Street




SURPRISINGLY SPACIOUS EXECUTIVE LIFESTYLE! This sensational home cleverly extended over 2 levels is sure to impress with its free-flowing design, luxury inclusions and sought-after city-edge location. Bathed in natural light, the expansive & versatile layout boasts three bedrooms (u/s: master suite/retreat), study, private roof terrace, 2 deluxe bathrooms (ensuite), gourmet kitchen, strikingly-designed open living/dining room leading to a paved courtyard garden with off-street parking (ROW). Perfectly placed to Rathdowne St cafes/shops, Curtain Square, Nicholson St trams & Carlton Nth Primary School.

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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AUCTION Sat 9 November at 11.30am INSPECT Thu 12-12.30 & Sat 11.45-12.15 GUIDE $730,000 - $790,000 CONTACT James Keenan 0418 580 620 Mark Verrocchi 0413 135 935 Carlton North | 9347 4322


Sat 16 November at 11am Thu 5.30-6 & Sat 11-11.30 $1,150,000 - $1,250,000 Carlton North | 9347 4322 Nicholas West 0418 559 494 Andrew De Angelis 0402 039 342

CARLTON NORTH 218 Station Street QUALITY, STYLE, LOCATION! Wider than most, this gorgeous solid-brick Federation home highlights three bedrooms and stunning central bathroom, quality kitchen and light-filled open living/dining area out to a private courtyard with decked entertaining area, ROW. Features: heating/cooling, alarm, Euro laundry, lead-light windows and high ornate ceilings.




AUCTION This Saturday at 10.30am INSPECT Thu 6.30-7 & Sat 10-10.30 GUIDE $870,000 - $950,000 CONTACT James Pilliner 0405 106 421 Shayne Mooney 0407 549 148 Carlton North | 9347 4322

FITZROY 126 Cecil Street




COOL CONTEMPORARY DESIGN This elegantly renovated town residence including an expansive roof terrace with views of the Fitzroy Pool offers stylish low maintenance living just off Brunswick St. Filled with light, this tranquil property includes 2 expansive living areas, designer kitchen (Blanco appliances and stone benchtops), 2 high-ceilinged bedrooms (BIRs), large study area, tiled bathroom/concealed laundry and internal-entry garage. This style-leading property features polished timber floors, splitsystem airconditioning and premium fittings.

FITZROY NORTH 503 Brunswick Street CHARISMATIC VICTORIAN This renovated shopfront residence with deep landscaped courtyard and dual OSP offers large living and dining areas, 2 large BRs, stylish kitchen and tiled bathroom plus period detail, close to Brunswick St cafes and the Edinburgh Gardens.




AUCTION Sat 16 November at 10.30am INSPECT Thu 12.30-1 & Sat 12.30-1 GUIDE $1,050,000 - $1,200,000 CONTACT Tom Roberts 0418 553 680 Janine Ballantyne 0400 182 710 Fitzroy | 9417 1956


Sat 16 November at 2pm Thu 6-6.30 & Sat 12.30-1 $780,000 - $850,000 Fitzroy | 9417 1956 Luke Chisholm 0439 392 887 Duncan McPherson 0416 108 436

FITZROY NORTH 56 Park Street EXCEPTIONAL CONTEMPORARY STYLE This captivating Victorian residence close to transport and parkland offers 3BRs (ensuite and dressing room to main), expansive living/dining, designer kitchen and luxury bathroom, plus courtyard garden with ROW access parking, internal courtyard/meals and premium fittings.




AUCTION Sat 16 November at 12pm INSPECT Thu 12.45-1.15 & Sat 10.45-11.15 GUIDE $1,000,000 - $1,100,000 CONTACT James Keenan 0418 580 620 Mark Verrocchi 0413 135 935 Fitzroy | 9417 1956

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FITZROY NORTH 474 Rae Street



DECO DELIGHT A wonderful renovated 1930´s home with all the charm and grace of the era, the brilliant light and finish you´d expect and a location that´s second to none. With generous 3 bedrooms, two bathroom accommodation, spacious living room, a stunning kitchen and adjacent dining room; the star of the show is the beautifully landscaped garden and separate, selfcontained studio making an ideal work/hobby space, possible garage or teenage retreat. With a full cellar, abundant natural light and ideal location living here will be a true delight

CLIFTON HILL 58 Ramsden St 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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AUCTION Sat 9 November at 2pm INSPECT Thu 2.45-3.15 & Sat 3.15-3.45 GUIDE $1,325,000 - $1,450,000 CONTACT Roland Paterson 0417 367 997 Fitzroy | 9417 1956


Sat 23 November at 12pm Thu 1.15-1.45 & Sat by appointment $1,250,000 - $1,400,000 Fitzroy | 9417 1956 Peter Stephens 0418 104 214 Sonya Laferla 0419 230 985

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.




AUCTION Sat 9 November at 10.30am INSPECT Thu 12.15-12.45 & Sat 12.15-12.45 GUIDE $660,000 - $710,000 CONTACT Roland Paterson 0417 367 997 Fitzroy | 9417 1956

NORTH MELBOURNE 33 Little Baillie Street




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.

NTH MELBOURNE 13-15 Donnovans Ln 3/4 STUNNING CONVERSION (Access via Wood Street) An exceptional and rare warehouse conversion by 6 Degrees Architects offering 3 living areas, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a study and tranquil garden spaces in a brilliant location.


AUCTION Sat 9 November at 3pm INSPECT Thu 6.30-7 GUIDE $1,300,000 - $1,450,000 CONTACT Peter Stephens 0418 104 214 Sonya Laferla 0419 230 985 Fitzroy | 9417 1956


Sat 9 November at 1pm Thu 5.45-6.15 & Sat 11.45-12.15 $1,000,000 - $1,100,000 Carlton North | 9347 4322 Tom Roberts 0418 553 680 Janine Ballantyne 0400 182 710

NORTH MELBOURNE 155 Errol St SUPERBLY SITUATED 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.



AUCTION Sat 9 November at 10.30am INSPECT Thu 6-6.30 & Sat 9.30-10 GUIDE $550,000 - $600,000 CONTACT Michael Fry 0418 107 413 Carlton North | 9347 4322

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NORTHCOTE 38 Barry Street




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.

RESERVOIR 1 Barwon Avenue STYLISH FAMILY ENTERTAINER Extended 4BR home includes bathroom with spa, big lounge, open living/dining, granite-bench kitchen with Smeg appliances, heating and cooling, carport, large backyard with paved/decked entertaining areas, immaculate gardens. *Photo ID Required*

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AUCTION Sat 16 November at 11am INSPECT Thurs 7-7.30 & Sat 1.15-1.45 GUIDE $630,000 - $680,000 CONTACT Michelle Portelli 0414 758 541 Colin Abbas 0414 659 635 Preston | 9478 5000


Sat 9 November at 1.30pm Wed 6-6.30 & Sat 1.15-1.45 $1,400,000 - $1,540,000 Northcote | 9486 1800 John Karr 0419 522 328 Lorey Whelan 0407 541 923

RESERVOIR 16 Butters Street POTENTIAL-PACKED! Plenty of scope to enhance and extend (STCA), this comfortable home includes two bedrooms and central bathroom, lounge and dining, kitchen/meals, sunroom/study, as well as ducted heating, authentic hardwood floors and Art Deco ceilings, north-facing backyard with deck/patio, garage via side drive and plenty of room to expand.




AUCTION Sat 9 November at 12pm INSPECT Wed 5-5.30 & Sat 11-11.30 GUIDE $500,000 - $550,000 CONTACT John Karr 0419 522 328 Lorey Whelan 0407 541 923 Preston | 9478 5000

PRINCES HILL 1 & 2/54 Lang Street




TWO-IN-ONE Located in the sought after Princes Park precinct, this unique bi level duplex residence offers obvious blue chip investment potential, featuring two post war era apartments in solid condition, each providing two bedroom accommodation with attractive renovation/subdivision potential (STCA) on a north facing allotment with side ROW access, and the further potential to combine into a single unique family residence.

PARKVILLE 8/2 Manningham Street





Sat 16 November at 1pm Wed 1.15-1.45 & Sat 12-12.30 $1,000,000 - $1,100,000 Carlton North | 9347 4322 Arch Staver 0417 515 802 Rick Daniel 0409 737 985

CARLTON NORTH 7 Herbert Street




A fabulous inner-city lifestyle, this impressive townhouse highlights three bedrooms, two-way bathroom and powder room, formal lounge, wide living/dining area and adjoining kitchen, gas heating, split-system a/c, solar power, plus a big courtyard with decked entertaining area, established gardens, storage shed and undercover car space.

INSPECT Sat 12.30-1 GUIDE $915,000 CONTACT James Pilliner 0405 106 421 Shayne Mooney 0407 549 148 Carlton North | 9347 4322

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.



AUCTION Sat 9 November at 11am INSPECT Thu 6.30-7 & Sat 12-12.30 GUIDE $870,000 - $940,000 CONTACT Janine Ballantyne 0400 182 710 Tom Roberts 0418 553 680 Carlton North | 9347 4322

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NORTHCOTE 13 Ross Street LOW-MAINTENANCE LIFESTYLE In a serene location, this tidy 3BR home includes bathroom (spa) and powder room, spacious lounge and dining areas, functional kitchen and full-sized laundry. Extras include ducted heating, a/c, lock-up garage and additional parking space.

BRUNSWICK EAST 8/32 John Street WHEN LOCATION COUNTS Moments from vibrant Lygon St, this spacious refurbished townhouse comprises generous open plan living/ dining opening to a leafy courtyard. Upstairs - two double bedrooms both with BIRs (main with WIR as well), stylish central bathroom and sunny terrace. Other features include second toilet, sep laundry, lock up garage and NBN ready. 42 The weekly review \ OCTOBER 30, 2013




AUCTION Sat 16 November at 12pm INSPECT Thu 5.30-6 & Sat 9.30-10 GUIDE $580,000 - $630,000 CONTACT Peter Egan 0411 844 230 Jacqui Knapsey 0418 592 509 Northcote | 9486 1800




AUCTION Sat 16 November at 1pm INSPECT Wed 5.30-6 & Sat 11.15-11.45 GUIDE $620,000 - $670,000 CONTACT Janine Ballantyne 0400 182 710 Tom Roberts 0418 553 680 Brunswick | 9388 0088

PRESTON 142 Bruce Street METICULOUSLY RENOVATED! This Deco-influenced residence offers 2 large BRs, expansive living room, spacious kitchen/dining, spa bathroom, fitted laundry and courtyard garden with secure off-street parking, plus period detail, ducted heating and airconditioning.

PRESTON 5/2 Swift Street DESIGNER WAREHOUSE LIVING! Impressively spacious 3BR townhouse includes office, two bathrooms, open living/dining/kitchen, three balconies, heating/cooling, polished timber floors, secure undercover parking space. *In Conjunction with Advantage Property Consulting Pty. Ltd.*




AUCTION Sat 16 November at 12pm INSPECT Thu 6.30-7 & Sat 10-10.30 GUIDE $450,000 - $500,000 CONTACT Luke Sacco 0407 528 040 Tom Breen 0437 175 677 Preston | 9478 5000




AUCTION Sat 16 November at 12pm INSPECT Wed 5.45-6.15 & Sat 11-11.30 GUIDE $480,000 - $520,000 CONTACT Colin Abbas 0414 659 635 Robert Pierantozzi 0405 415 078 Preston | 9478 5000

FITZROY 5 King William Street




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

BRUNSWICK 14 George Street BRILLIANT DESIGN This Edwardian residence has been design by the owner/ architect from award winning practice Jackson Clements Burrows, and offers the best in modern living with large open spaces, along with a well designed roof deck and a spacious yard. Close to Sydney Rd and Lygon St cafes, and public transport into the CBD




AUCTION Sat 16 November at 1pm INSPECT Thu 5.30-6 & Sat 12-12.30 GUIDE $750,000 - $820,000 CONTACT Jonathan West 0418 315 490 Duncan McPherson 0416 108 436 Brunswick | 9388 0088


Sat 9 November at 12pm Thu 6-6.30 & Sat 11-11.30 $1,300,000 - $1,450,000 Fitzroy | 9417 1956 Arch Staver 0417 515 802 Rick Daniel 0409 737 985

BRUNSWICK 1/339 Brunswick Road PARKVILLE-EDGE WAREHOUSE! Warehouse conversion offering flexible lifestyle and natural light. Three-level interior comprises two large bedrooms (both with robes and ensuite bathroom), top-floor open-plan living/ dining area, well-appointed kitchen, private terrace.




AUCTION Sat 16 November at 10.30am INSPECT Thu 6.30-7 & Sat 1.30-2 GUIDE $660,000 - $730,000 CONTACT Jonathan West 0418 315 490 Jonathan McLeish 0401 944 029 Brunswick | 9388 0088

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NORTHCOTE 23 Emmaline Street




SIMPLY STUNNING! Fully Renovated and extended this free standing single fronted Victorian offers 3 bedrooms, full width lounge with OFP’s, fully equipped kitchen with separate dining. Features polished floors, Ariston appliances, ducted heating, split system A/ C’s. All a stroll to High Street cafes, shopping, tram or train and Merri Creek parkland.

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 10.30-11 GUIDE $730,000 - $800,000 CONTACT Luke Sacco 0407 528 040 Monique Verga 0424 584 759 Northcote | 9486 1800


Sat 9 November at 10.30am Wed 6.15-6.45 & Sat 12-12.30 $800,000 - $880,000 Northcote | 9486 1800 Luke Sacco 0407 528 040 Monique Verga 0424 584 759

NORTHCOTE 7 Reid Street RENOVATED TO PERFECTION This elegant Victorian close to All Nations Park offers 2/3BRs, formal dining, expansive living flowing to landscaped garden, well-fitted kitchen and bathroom, plus hydronic heating, ornate period detail and generous storage.



AUCTION Sat 16 November at 10am INSPECT Thu 5.30-6 & Sat 10.45-11.15 GUIDE $730,000 - $800,000 CONTACT Luke Sacco 0407 528 040 Tom Breen 0437 175 677 Northcote | 9486 1800

FAIRFIELD 1/41 Rayment Street




SPACIOUS AND LUXURIOUS LOW-MAINTENANCE LIVING! Tucked away in a boutique block, this impressive residence offers family-sized accommodation, quality inclusions throughout and a sought-after location walking distance to Station Street Village. Expansive floorplan comprises three upstairs bedrooms (master with WIR and ensuite), stylish main bathroom. Downstairs: study or 4BR, formal lounge/ dining, granite-bench kitchen with Ilve/Bosch appliances, open-plan living/dining area. Features include zoned ducted heating/cooling, alarm, polished timber floors, 3 WC’s, single garage (remote), plus an impressive L-shaped courtyard garden complete with alfresco undercover entertaining deck.

IVANHOE EAST 205 Lower Heidelberg Road CAPTIVATING ART DECO STYLE This beautifully restored residence with classic Deco detail offers formal living and dining rooms, informal living open to timber kitchen, 3 BRs, refitted bathroom and laundry, plus garage and northerly courtyard, in the heart of East Ivanhoe Village.




AUCTION Sat 16 November at 1.30pm INSPECT Thur 4-4.30 & Sat 12.30-1 GUIDE $800,000 - $880,000 CONTACT Annalise Newell 0402937607 Liz Walker 0412659140 Ivanhoe | 9490 2900


Sat 16 November at 3pm Thur 7-7.30/Sat 11.30-12 $800,000 - $880,000 Northcote | 9486 1800 Spiros Karagiannidis 0413 348 793 Tom Alexiadis 0417 030 452

ALPHINGTON 32 View Street


THE LOCATION SAYS IT ALL! Opposite Alphington Park, this spacious and versatile 6BR family home includes two stylish bathrooms, formal lounge, updated kitchen/dining, huge open living area with second kitchen. Highlights include ducted heating and cooling, high ceilings, plus a gorgeous backyard garden, paved entertaining area and carport via side drive.



AUCTION Sat 9 November at 3pm INSPECT Thu 6.30-7 & Sat 2.45-3.15 GUIDE $1,500,000 - $1,650,000 CONTACT Peter Egan 0411 844 230 Jacqui Knapsey 0418 592 509 Northcote | 9486 1800

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COLLINGWOOD 2 Forest St 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 3.45-4.15 & Sat 11.30-12 GUIDE $780,000 - $860,000 CONTACT Roland Paterson 0417 367 997 Fitzroy | 9417 1956

THORNBURY 47 Ethel Street

Low Maintenance Location Focused Living At Its Best

THORNBURY 1/82-84 Rossmoyne Street






House Size Dimensions In A Superb Spot






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.

This perfectly presented three bedroom town residence is way out in front with a large, fenced yard, a house size interior and a relaxing, private rear courtyard. A real size surprise, it is perfectly positioned just 500 metres from High Street’s mix of boutiques and eateries and the tram, not much further to the station, and even closer to Penders Park.



Saturday 9th November at 11:30am Thursday 5:30-6pm & Saturday 11:00-11.30am Bill Kyriakopoulos 0419 008 008 Love Thornbury 9480 2288

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Northcote 84 Westgarth street


Sophistication and space in highly coveted Westgarth.

View auction mel ref Price contact

Perfectly positioned in the Westgarth Village precinct on a generous allotment, this magnificent Victorian residence is the grand family home that many dream of. With uninterrupted panoramic views of the city skyline this renovated home offers 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (ensuite to main), 4 living spaces, large dining area open to stylish kitchen (granite benchtops), rumpus room, vast upper level retreat and balcony, powder room and laundry. Including alfresco dining, workshop and large rear garden, this impressive property features polished timber floors, extensive storage, hydronic heating and air conditioning. Close to High St, schools, parkland and a short train ride to the CBD. 48 THE MELBOURNE TIMES \ OCTOBER 30, 2013




700 (approx)

thurs 5.30 - 6.00pm & sat 12.30 - 1.00pm sat 16th november - 11.00am 30 / F11 Please contact agent sam rigopoulos 0425 834 583 george theocharis 0415 578 809 northcote 8481 1900

Carlton 28 grattan street ‘albert terrace’: Victorian elegance. This imposing balcony terrace, just around the corner from the Carlton Gardens and Lygon Street, offers grand scale accommodation within easy walking distance of the CBD. A flexible floor plan includes expansive formal and informal living rooms, large kitchen/meals, vast balcony bedroom and 2 further bedrooms, tiled bathroom, full-size laundry, study/storage, and powder room. The north-facing paved courtyard has car access from a right-of-way. This historic property features ornate open fireplaces and decorative plaster detail, polished Baltic floors, extensive storage, air conditioning and an alarm system.



View auction mel ref EPr contact office

1 Wed 5.45 - 6.15pm & sat 11.00 - 11.30am sat 9th november - 11.00am 2B / 68 $1,450,000 - $1,550,000 Ben harrison 0430 457 234 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 – 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.



View auction mel ref EPr contact office

2 thurs 5.30 - 6.00pm & sat 11.45am - 12.15pm sat 9th november - 10.30am 2c / g12 $720,000 - $790,000 michael amarant 0411 144 569 charles atkins 0405 287 112 carlton 9340 1900 OCTOBER 30, 2013 \ The weekly review 49

Northcote 22 Jessie street Finely renovated 4 bedroom living in Westgarth. 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. 4


View auction mel ref EPr contact office

3 thurs 6.30 - 7.00pm & sat 2.15 - 2.45pm 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

Northcote 3 Wakanui street 1930s charm plus contemporary style. 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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450 (approx)

Wed 5.45 - 6.15pm & sat 12.30 - 1.00pm 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 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 BIR’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, t’port, parklands & schools. 3


View auction mel ref EPr contact office

Brunswick 27/46 Harrison street Surrounded by acres of parkland with sensational views this “house sized” apartment is a super rare opportunity. Enjoying a huge private terrace and a sun-drenched north/west aspect for all day sun, this is an apartment for the buyer that loves to entertain.



View auction mel ref EPr contact office

2 as advertised sat 23rd november - 11.00am 30 / k6 $580,000 - $620,000 John sheldrick 0426 248 076 scott mcElroy 0411 889 972 Brunswick 9388 5200

ThornBury 92 speigHt street This tidy 1950s residence offers exciting scope for renovation or redevelopment on large land (490 sq.m approx). The property offers 2BRs, living and dining areas, kitchen/meals, bathroom and laundry, plus garage and additional parking.

2 thurs 6.15 - 6.45pm & sat 1.30 - 2.00pm sat 9th november - 11.00am 30 / D7 $880,000 - $960,000 sam rigopoulos 0425 834 583 george theocharis 0415 578 809 northcote 8481 1900



View auction mel ref EPr contact office


490 (approx)

Wed 5 - 5.30pm & sat 11.45 - 12.15pm sat 9th november - 2.00pm 30 / k6 $600,000 - $660,000 sam rigopoulos 0425 834 583 Eric Brown 0404 012 483 northcote 8481 1900 OCTOBER 30, 2013 \ The weekly review 51


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COLLINS SIMMS ALPHINGTON 1 Riverview Grove A contemporary creation of unsurpassed style and sophistication opposite Alphington Park; award-winning architect Graeme Law redeďŹ nes indoor-outdoor Riverside living with this stunning four bedroom two-level residence. Wander to the Yarra, cafes, shops, schools and train station from this revelation in design featuring three striking bathrooms, beautiful lounge, living and dining cascading to deck and native north-facing garden, brilliant stone kitchen and dual off-street parking.


Saturday 16th November at 3.30pm


Thursday 6-6.30pm Saturday 12.15-12.45pm


Andrew Simondson 0412 999 128 Gary Fitzpatrick 0437 920 972

OfďŹ ce

286 Queens Parade Clifton Hill 9488 0688

Web Part of the Marshall White Group

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COLLINS SIMMS CLIFTON HILL 499 Hoddle Street Discover magnificently proportioned family accommodation including wide entry hall, exceptionally spacious living room with handsome bay window, impressive formal dining room, 4 double bedrooms, and well-appointed kitchen with adjacent meals area, sparkling bathroom and separate laundry. Features include four K.V. solar panel system, attic storage and period detailing including warm polished Baltic Pine floors and 4 original fire places. The easily accessed garage is a bonus.


Saturday 9th November at 10.30am


Wednesday 6.30-7pm Saturday 11.30-12pm


Peter Bennett 0419 502 466 Vincent Taylor 0417 586 271


286 Queens Parade Clifton Hill 9488 0688

Web Part of the Marshall White Group

COLLINS SIMMS CLIFTON HILL 33 Fenwick Street This superbly elevated terrace merges period appeal with modern spaces at the heart of the Clifton Hill village. Opened at the rear allowing northerly light to fill a two-level extension, previous renovations invite immediate living while suggesting further improvements when ready. Offers two double bedrooms, versatile upstairs retreat (3rd bedroom or lounge), north-oriented living/meals, delightful kitchen, stylish bathroom/laundry and sun-drenched courtyard garden (ROW). Auction

Saturday 16th November at 11.30am


Thursday 5.30-6pm Saturday 11-11.30am


Nicholas Corby 0418 512 978 Stephen Whitelaw 0418 616 000

Price Guide $700,000 - $750,000 Office

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. Auction

Saturday 9th November at 2.30pm


Thursday 12.30-1pm Saturday 10.30-11am


Vincent Taylor 0417 586 271 Julie Susnjara 0408 006 662

Price Guide $900,000 - $990,000 OfďŹ ce

286 Queens Parade Clifton Hill 9488 0688

Web Part of the Marshall White Group

COLLINS SIMMS ALPHINGTON 9 Margaret Grove Immediately adjoining Coate Park; the quiet, calm and country tranquility of a sought-after position metres to the Yarra is a prized asset so close to the city that is ready for contemporary innovation on this expansive 1145m2 vacant site (approx). Size up the options savouring beautiful parkland views and make your mark with stunning plans (STCA) near grammar schools, train station, shops and cafes.


Saturday 16th November at 12.30pm


Saturday 10.30-11am


Andrew Simondson 0412 999 128 Gary Fitzpatrick 0437 920 972

OfďŹ ce

286 Queens Parade Clifton Hill 9488 0688

Web Part of the Marshall White Group

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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.


Saturday 2nd November at 10.30am


Thursday 2-2.30pm Saturday from 10am


Belinda Lindsay 0409 853 769 Angela Coates 0417 586 271


286 Queens Parade Clifton Hill 9488 0688

Web 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 Wednesday 12-12.30pm 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 Part of the Marshall White Group

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.

Auction Sat 9th November at 10.30am Inspect Thursday 5.30-6pm Saturday 12-12.30pm Contact Vincent Taylor 0417 586 271 Davide Lettieri 0414 018 707 Office 286 Queens Parade Clifton Hill 9488 0688 Web Part of the Marshall White Group OCTOBER 30, 2013 \ The weekly review 55

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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Saturday 9 November at 1pm INSPECT

Thur 6-6:30pm & Sat 11-11:30am Photo ID required


Jim Dimitropoulos 0411 831 177 Anthony De Iesi 0407 803 501

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Janelle De Iesi 0403 783 537 Gino De Iesi 0418 328 062

PRESTON 19 Tennyson Avenue Enjoy An Exceptional Family Setting A family history that stretches all the way back to 1923 distinguishes this inviting Californian only moments from Preston Primary School. Light filled central living/ dining leads to spacious separate kitchen/meals and also offers under cover parking.

Saturday 9 November at 11am


$670,000 - $710,000 Thur 6-6:30pm & Sat 11-11:30am Photo ID required Luke Brizzi 0417 324 339 Anthony De Iesi 0407 803 501



Explore Your Creative Bent This period home complete with a study area comes with a tranquil rear garden haven. Immediately comfortable with scope for further enhancement, it offers a lounge room, kitchen/dining and paved entertaining area. Heating/cooling, front OSP and rear ROW.

9489 9422 9387 0611 9373 0000


NORTHCOTE 151 Bent Street



Saturday 16 November at 12pm

Consummate Contemporary Chic Discerning buyers will immediately appreciate the quality of this gorgeous new two bedroom apartment with outstanding features and sensational locale. Living/dining/kitchen, featuring vinyl wrap cabinetry, European appliances, stone surfaces, northerly entertainers’ balcony, service lift and security cameras. Gorgeous bathroom/laundry, heating/cooling, secure basement parking and large storage room.



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Brunswick 3/29 Tinning St stunning space Let the creative juices fLow

ReseRvoiR 2 Royal Parade CLose To eveRYTHiNG ! This is everyone’s opportunity to buy a property in a prime location. This neat home of brick construction has 3BR, formal dining room, some lovely period features and a bungalow or 4th BR. Plenty of parking space if you have a car but who needs a car when you are within walking distance to the reservoir train station shops and cafes.

Architecturally designed studio warehouse, 215 m2. approx of high end finishes with huge open plan display, entertaining areas. Hardwood floors, 3.5mt ceilings, sound proof studio/office. Located in one of Melbourne’s most vibrant and creative precincts. The applications are limitless. for sale: inspect: contact:

For sale: inspect: Contact:

Private Sale By Appointment Alex Djrgonoski 0411 701 122

Private Sale By Appointment Tim Donahoo 0418 541 105

ReseRVoIR 78 Royal Parade PeRFect oPPoRtunIty to RenoVate oR deVeloP

Pascoe Vale south 229A O’Hea Street “Fully RenoVated”

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.

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:

For sale: Inspect: contact:

Private Sale By Appointment Tim Donahoo 0418 541 105

Brunswick 9387 0966

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

RRRReservoir 9460 2541

37 York Street Fitzroy North Quiet Location, Loud Atmosphere! Semi-detached terrace packed with potential offering two bedrooms, separate lounge, kitchen and meals, bright bathroom and North facing rear paved courtyard with easy access for off street parking. Quirky and charming, this home has all the right ingredients to allow you to move straight in and improve at your leisure. Currently leased returning $26,004pa approx. fixed until May 2014. A perfect location within walking distance to Brunswick & Nicholson St, Edinburgh Gardens, transport and great cafes and restaurants that the area has to offer.

Auction Price Inspect Agent

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783 Nicholson Street Carlton North

Sat 16th November @ 1pm In Excess of $670,000 Thu 5.30pm - 6.00pm Sat 1.00pm - 1.30pm Peter Varellas 0411 262 095


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56-58 Oakover Road & 1 Newman Street, Preston • Corner Site of 1,881 sqm* • Potential High Density Development • Current Income $105,000 pa (STPA) plus GST* • 10 km North of Melbourne CBD *(approx.) • Zoning Mixed Use Michael Major 0412 471 775

Paul Sutherland 0418 360 162 43 Agnes St East Melbourne

9650 3531

Land 220 sq m (approx) Building area – 160 sq m (approx) Zoning – Business 1 Suit owner/occupier/investor or develop (STCA) Split system air conditioning & heating Polished concrete floor Wired for security alarm Kitchen opening to outdoor terrace area Offered with vacant possession Rear access with 2 car spaces

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JOHN ALTIS 0414 304 911 BERNARD STOCCO 0418 344 166


FAIRFIELD 22b Separation Street

EAGLEMONT 7 Wimbledon Grove

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.

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.

Auction Inspect Contact

Saturday 16th November at 3.00pm Wed 6:30-7pm, Sat 10-10:30am Sue Lacey 0412 898 202

ESR $590,000-$630,000 Office 9497 3222 | 9459 5666 Peter Scott 0459 223 994

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Saturday 16th November at 2.00pm Thu 5:15-5:45pm, Sat 1-1:30pm 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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