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o why didn’t you watch it? The format was tried The next day it was dead – and all those rare, ongoing and true – Billy Elliot meets Local Hero meets TV production jobs went with it. A Star is Born. The young dancers were incredibly It’s a strange business, TV. Accepted wisdom is that talented, the host, Sarah Murdoch, a star attraction, the only beauty, not ugly, sells on the box, but if this is co-hosts, Kelly Rowland and Jason Derulo, were … um truly the case, you couldn’t get any prettier than the … reasonably well known. Everybody package, and I include all those feisty Everybody Dance Now, the Ten Network’s young dancers in that. And how then to account now-failed high-profile investment, seemed Everybody for the ongoing (albeit reduced) success of to tick all the boxes. Every network seems to shows such as MasterChef, where beauty is was have one of these, and it doesn’t appear to only found on the plates at the end of a particularly really matter that they are all fairly interchangeable. frantic two-hour cooking slog? Sorry, Matt, painful to Isn’t this the kind of ultra-choreographed TV Gary and George. watch talent quest that everybody wants now? It must be that strange, mercurial quality of Apparently not. The reasons are not clear, watchability, and trial and many, many TV errors despite the usual nastiness to be found in the teach us that it’s almost impossible to predict who has Twittersphere (they always go for the hosts first.) The it. You can be pretty – and not have it. You can be a star death of Everybody, as it went from five weekdays to in other parts of your life – and not have it. Or you can one night a week, was particularly painful to watch, be a giant of a Pom in Cuban heels and a cravat and have as Murdoch was forced to present promos that began it, eh Matt Preston? Who knew? “Australia, we’ve listened to you …” Never a good way The trouble is those charismatic individuals come to go on: Australia, we know you hate the show – so we along rarely, and in the meantime a panicked and listened to you and we’ve made less of it. cash-strapped commercial television sector looks no

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further than the next station along the dial for the new inspiration. Endless, minor variations on cooking shows, talent shows or reality humiliation shows take “I’ll have what she’s having” to new depths of bathos. With shrinking revenue and an anaemic share price, Ten needed the hit. Business blogger and Crikey founder Stephen Mayne, described the axing with more than a little glee as “another Gina-Lachy debacle” in reference to the all-powerful but clearly quite fallible key shareholders, Gina Rinehart and board chair Lachlan Murdoch. They’ll be smarting over this. As the media landscape contracts and shallows, like a beach facing a tsunami of mediocrity, the selections are becoming ever more reduced. Like a mirror reflecting a mirror, the future seems to be franchise, and it seems not even those are working so well any more. \

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Ex-model Deborah Hutton made a nude cover-girl comeback to celebrate turning 50. Here she tells PETER WILMOTH why age does not weary her.


urning 50 can provoke all sorts of responses – maybe finally getting a sports car, having a crack at that novel, racing into the gym to re-version yourself. But taking off your clothes and being photographed for the cover of one Australia’s biggest-selling magazines is not one most of us would consider. That’s what Deborah Hutton did in January. I’m sitting having coffee with Hutton in her stylish Sydney house overlooking the ocean, so I ask her why. “It was a big moment for me, to do it nude,” she says. “I’ve gotta tell you, I didn’t do it lightly. I did it as a celebration of turning 50 and feeling good about myself. It was confrontational to a lot of women.” Many approached her to say how much they admired her decision. “They say, ‘Well done you, because I found it inspirational’. “I loved turning 40 and I loved my 40s. When I got to 48, 49, and all my friends were going through the same thing, (there was) this kind of dread to it. And as I got into my 49th year I really started to reflect on how lucky I was to still be here. I’ve lost two brothers, I’ve lost a lot of friends. I’m healthy and I don’t know what we’re so scared about. It’s simply a date, another day. “I totally embrace life. You live in the moment when you get to this point of your life and you don’t take anything for granted. Life teaches you that, with all the highs and lows, you have to get to this point.” Amid the praise for the cover, some media commentary raised concerns that a photograph meant to be “real” underwent some minor Photoshopping. “One of the conditions of me agreeing to do the body shoot was that it had to have minimal Photoshopping,” Hutton says. “I was insistent that no wrinkles were removed and my body shape was unchanged. “What I did do was to ask to have some major sun damage (and) freckles removed. For some reason or another this created a major media debate.” Hutton is about to launch a new website – Balance by Deborah Hutton – which focuses on the needs and desires of women over 40. So it’s pertinent to be discussing how Hutton conceptualises herself aged 50. “There’s a freedom about turning 50,” she says. “I loved turning 40 but I reckon turning 50 just smashes it. There’s an acceptance of who you are and you make no apologies about that: that’s who I am, so take it or leave it. I always had great insecurities about my body for many years, even through (the) modelling years. I just hated it. I was not a model’s model. Modelling really started that insecurity, because when you’re put up

against other Amazonian women – I’m not that tall, I’m not that slim, I’ve always been this way – in an industry where they’re all tall and slim and gorgeous it works on that insecurity. “I’ve made the best of what I’ve got. I know how to hide things, work on the best and hide the worst. “In my 20s I wouldn’t go to the beach. I just didn’t want to be seen in a bikini. I’d never get out of a pool without grabbing a sarong and putting it around me. I spent many years doing that – most of my life. “In my 40s a friend of mine said, ‘I don’t know why you’ve got such a hang-up because in 10 years’ time you’ll wish you had the body you have now’. And it was such a moment for me; it was so true.” “You get to the point where you accept yourself for who you are. You can’t be so critical, and I wasted all those years being so negative. You say, ‘Here I am with all my lumps and bumps and I’m excited to be turning 50’ and I’m waving the flag and saying, ‘You know what? It’s a great place to be because we are here and we’ve got a lot to celebrate’. People are living to a greater age. My mother is 75 and she’s amazing – so independent. She travels the world; she’s involved. She’s not old at 75. Fifty has a great youthfulness about it. And we don’t give up, we don’t sit back on our laurels and go, ‘Thank god, we can retire at 55’.” With her easy charm, natural style and capacity for language it’s no accident that Hutton has made a name for herself as an ambassador. For years she served as the national ambassador for the Myer Grace Brothers department store group. For 12 years she presented Qantas’ in-flight video guide seen by a million passengers a month worldwide. She also hosted several television shows and has been an editor with The Australian Women’s Weekly. For 11 years she formed a famous power couple with Sydney promoter Harry M. Miller, once her manager. Hutton noted after her famous magazine cover: “This whole media explosion … was really interesting for me because it shone the light on how women are so critical of themselves and each other. “I manage myself. Normally there would be a press release, some sort of barrier between me and the general public. In this instance there wasn’t. It allowed me to engage directly with these women and have my own voice rather than be protected as I have in the past. It was a very empowering time for me because I felt that I

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liked being here and listening and talking to people. “I got so many positive comments and letters and emails … and then they started asking questions: ‘How do you do that when you’re 50?’ There was an area I could engage with women, and help them. ‘My daughter’s getting married – what am I going to do, what am I going to wear?’ I felt there was a need to engage on a greater level with women out there.” Another trigger moment came a year ago when Hutton had a large skin cancer removed from her face. “I changed everything,” she says. “Changed diet, saw different people for advice about how to pull through it and get my health in tip-top shape. I was really engaging with kinesiologists and different doctors and herbalists.” Everything seemed to point to the need for engagement, for communication, to organise a community of women. The result is Hutton’s digital channel to be launched in October. Balance by Deborah Hutton will feature guidance and advice from coaches and advisers from several fields. There will be discussions – led by Hutton – based on several pillars including financial, emotional, social, intellectual, spiritual, environmental and occupational. “It’s building a digital platform about empowering women around the pursuit of finding some balance in their life,” she says. “As you get older, things change,” she says of the need for exercise guidance, for instance. “You start putting on weight. ‘Maybe I need a naturopath’ (or) ‘I’m going into menopause, how do we deal with that?’.” The spiritual guidance will help in “trying to feel like you belong, feeling engaged with the community”. The financial element will include advice on investments and superannuation. The social side will touch on personal connections and women exchanging stories. Hutton says her team will include Olympic beach volleyballer Nat Cook, nutritionist Zoe Bingley-Pullin and cultural blogger Melissa Hoyer. Olivia Newton-John has offered her support. “I’ve been in the industry since I was 16 and there are a lot of people who have grown up with me,” Hutton says. “I felt there was a need to create a platform to bring like-minded women together and help them in different areas of their life. Mia Freedman’s (blog) Mama Mia: What Everyone’s Talking About is targeting yummy mummies around the age of 30. I’m going to target the 40-plus women.” She says there is a high take-up rate for Facebook in women over 40. “What’s happening with the lives of busy women is that they’re seeing each other a lot less, which is why Facebook is so important … Women need

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advice in many different areas of their life.” Hutton left school at 16 to begin her six-year modelling career. “I did the big runner. Moved in with a guy. My poor mother. She was a bit shocked by that. I didn’t even finish my HSC. I was going to be a primary-school teacher and it never eventuated. I just wanted to get out there. “I didn’t want to be stuck. There was a whole world out there; I just couldn’t wait to get into it. Kind of unusual today when kids are still at home in their mid-20s. The guy I moved in with was the one who got me started in the modelling game. I didn’t leave to be a model. I just thought, ‘Let’s get out there and see what’s going to happen’.” Does she believe all that rejection models suffer made her stronger? “You end up finding a sense of yourself. When you’re that young you really have no idea who you are. I only really got a sense of who I am in my 30s. “You do learn about rejection in a pretty tough way. I got sick of it because I started to get to the point where I needed more stimulation and standing in front of a camera wasn’t giving it to me.”


he work she did for Myer Grace Brothers was, she says, “a very long and fruitful association which gave me all the grounding and educated me in the ways of being a public figure. That gave me my biggest break”. I ask about her domestic scenario. “I’ve got a very special man in my life. It’s exciting. I’ve had amazing relationships in my life. Harry would be the biggest influence on my life.” She reflects on her time with Harry M. Miller. “It was an interesting relationship. He was managing me and it started out as a mentoring thing and it just sort of grew into having a relationship. What an extraordinary relationship we had, and a time we had, because he’s just an amazing man who did some amazing things. I had a great journey with him.” Hutton lives alone in this beautiful home, which reflects its owner’s passion for design. “I’m a very independent person. I have lived by myself for a long time. Billy and I, my little dog, we’re in a good space. Who knows what’s going to happen in the future? “I have friends who haven’t been dating for a long time and they think it’s all too hard. I think it’s important as you get older to not get too set in your ways. There’s nothing greater than having someone to share with. If you close that off, that’s fine, but I don’t think you can actually experience the true joy of life. “I have two beautiful nephews, Jack and Josh. They’re divine. I have a great godson who’s 18. He and I get along famously. I basically see myself as Aunty Mame. I have never been a parent. With Harry’s kids I was their mate. I love kids. I always thought I was going to have them but it never quite eventuated.” How does she reflect on that? “I’m OK. I have to say for a number of years I wasn’t. I felt regret around that.” Did that stop? “It did, because my life really filled out in other directions. I make the most of my life now. I can travel and do things and I have a certain freedom that others don’t. “It makes me quite sad, these friends of mine who are really struggling with having children. I think it’s very difficult for a lot of women, a lot of families, the time restraints, and everything is taken off you. Mothers are the last on the list. I see it and I think it’s really tough for some (working women).” Hutton’s energy and positive outlook is infectious. She’s fit, fabulous and 50, and in a great place. She leaves me with this philosophy: “Let’s celebrate that we’re still here and we’re healthy and still looking good and doing what we want to do. Every day is a bonus. My motto is, ‘Live each day as if it’s going to be your last because one day you’re going to be right’.” \ we welcome your feedback @ AUGUST 29, 2012 \ The weekly review 9

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et’s call this one to watch. Just over four months ago an established but relatively low-profile South Melbourne restaurant took on an attractive contestant from a popular television cooking show as its head chef. It’s an experiment that has the potential to be repeated in restaurants around the country – and it’s surprising it hasn’t happened more. Recognising his three-year-old restaurant needed to change direction, restaurateur John Ghionis (who also owns Trapezi in Fairfield) renovated Spitiko – which means homely or homemade – and announced a new business partnership with 2010 MasterChef contestant Philip Vakos. Vakos, who made the top 24 on the popular television show, is a part-time model who was nominated for the Cleo bachelor of the year award in 2011. The clever revamp has made the most of its attractive new chef’s presence, setting him up centre stage in a separate kitchen at the front of the restaurant. Spitiko “Take Two” offers home-style Greek food, a selection of tapas-style sharing dishes that it has labelled spitaki, meaning little house, and an extremely laid-back approach to service (more on that later). There’s seating indoors, outdoors and at the souvlaki bar near Vakos’ station, and the restaurant is doing a strong takeaway trade. The house specialty is whole beasts slow-roasted over a charcoal mallee-root grill, with spit lamb available on Thursdays only, suckling pig available with a week’s notice and whole lamb ordered four days ahead. Vakos has taken a pragmatic approach to the operation of his first restaurant, listing traditional

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dishes on the regular menu and offering more creative choices such as scallop saganaki and a watermelon and ouzo panna cotta via his specials board. “I suppose 90 per cent of the menu is traditional,” says Vakos. “And 10 per cent of it I put on there to see what people will love. Because this is my first restaurant I want to see what dishes customers will enjoy and order before I commit to putting them on the menu.” Unfortunately this wasn’t well conveyed and the specials were rattled off rapidly and without enthusiasm (the panna cotta wasn’t offered at all when we were looking at desserts). So with little guidance – admittedly our waiter was preoccupied by an altercation at the front door – we stuck to the main menu. Spitiko’s wine list features a mix of Greek and Australian wines, but our attempts to gain advice were met with flippancy: “It’s Greek, what else do you need to know – you’re not from The Age, are you?” So from the red-wine choices we took a stab and selected an Orthi Petra Kotsifali (’08 Greece). I suspect it was a cabernet sauvignon by its bright ruby colour and rounded berry notes – it was a pleasant, uncomplicated food wine. A plate of calamari landed on the table beside us. Its must-have appearance – plump, wide wedges of golden-dusted flesh – was an instant decision maker. Our own version looked just as good and its flesh was meltingly tender, with a lovingly created fine flour coating. The mezze list sticks firmly to the classics – eggplant, caviar and tzatziki dips, chargrilled octopus, fried haloumi and kefalograviera and dolmades. We selected the kataifi prawns – a quartet of tangled angel

hair-coated shellfish served on a medley of greenery. The plump, firm prawns were of excellent quality and their pastry coating was respectfully treated. The share menu is short: lamb gyros, lamb cutlets, mini pork and mini chicken skewers and our pick, a mixed grill, which included most of the above plus some Greek sausage. It was a plate of quality meat, again lovingly treated, all of it gently charred. With the help of our now less-distracted waiter we also also chose a plate of lamb cutlets (minimum of four), grilled, coated in olive oil and parsley with a wedge of lemon. This was accompanied by lemon roast potatoes – tender kipflers in their skins in a lemony, garlicky oil – and a bright salad of tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, onions and feta. The desserts list includes loukoumades (Greek doughnuts), pagoto (Greek-inspired ice-cream) and baklava, and the special we weren’t offered. The ice-cream was halva-flavoured – I can’t think of a much better combination than halva and ice-cream – and was divine. The disc of house-made baklava arrived with its own bowl of fig ice-cream, which was drizzled with a honey and brown-sugar syrup. All of this was simple food, based on quality ingredients – Spitiko imports many traditional products – and it was certainly well executed. However, for me, it gave little indication of the chef’s talents. I suspect they will grow and become a featured part of the menu, with time. \

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hat does a love of food and a love of jewellery produce? Well, in Melbourne designer Lucy Folk’s case, it’s corn-chip necklaces, pasta bracelets, peppercorn rings and a whole lot of gastronomically gorgeous jewellery. The latest fruit (excuse the pun) of Folk’s labour is her new range, Spices, which hit her flagship Crossley Street boutique in the city and stockists around the world inApril. Earthy colours, textures and shapes are used to create woven bracelets with silver and sapphire charms, talismanic necklaces and precious rings in her delicious new collection. A self-confessed foodie, Folk grew up playing in the kitchens of her father’s restaurants, where she developed a sense of fun around food. “We used to run around in the kitchen, helping where we could and eating cake mixture,” she says. But at the same time she was developing a strong interest in jewellery. “Once a week after school I would head to Patsy Meares’ house, a great jeweller. My best friend and I would tinker away on projects that Patsy created. We drank glasses of cordial while making very basic things in metal.” Meares proved to be quite the mentor for Folk, supporting her emerging gold and silversmithing skills. “My first steps were learning to saw, pierce metal and filing, soldering and all the basics … all under Patsy’s command!” Folk says. After school Folk studied for a bachelor of fine arts at RMIT with a major in gold and silversmithing, then upped sticks to travel and intern with Chicks on Speed, a multidisciplinary music and arts performance group based in Berlin. Now creating from her studio at the Pieces of Eight workshop in Fitzroy, Folk’s focus remains on food pieces. She credits her family with the inspiration and support for her ongoing work. “We are foodies and we love to go out to dinner and cook delicious meals at home. Nothing beats a scrumptious meal shared with friends and family. My family is full of creativity and we all help each other. This gives me the confidence to make wearable food jewellery.” With cult shops such as Harvey Nichols and Matches in London, Colette in Paris and Alice Euphemia in Melbourne, Folk is rightly proud. “I am thrilled with my stockists. This came about from a lot of hard work, I have been at it for seven years now and it has finally paid off. The key international stockists have had a huge impact on my business. Once you get into some of the top international boutiques, people tend to take your brand more seriously.” So where does her inspiration for new ranges come from? Folk shares, “My inspiration is always the support and talent of the people around me. I always design when I am away at the beach or in the country – where it is quiet and there are no distractions.” Folk loves to wander the city for inspiration too. “My favourite Melbourne thing to do is to head to the city and peruse the laneways, especially Crossley, which is right where my little boutique is postioned!” \ Stephanie WilliamS

be room for pretty pastels, a seat saved for baroque dreaming and even a hint of Aztec. Melbourne designer Arthur Galan, who is a regular participant in the Designer Series Runways, says this summer is all about colour – and yes, you’ll be the odd one out without it. His spring/summer 2012-13 is all about turning up the volume without touching the stereo dial. “This season will see an explosion of colour,” says Galan. “At the forefront is neon yellow, kingfisher blue and deep coral to create a vibrant palette and landscape.” He insists summer is all about letting the imagination take you to a desired destination and, in his case, he’s happily leading his followers to central Mexico to embrace the Aztec ethnic prints that he launches this season. Yes, Mexican fever takes over with “Don’t busy prints in bright colours – sure to be a just comply favourite this summer. with what’s From the romper to the skinny pant and on trend.” fitted-jacket combo – bright geometric meets tribal hippy is all the go on international runways and looks set to take off here. Of course, where would Aztec be without the humble help of celebrities wearing it, including Kim Kardashian, Gwen Stefani and model Miranda Kerr. “Some of my favourite pieces for the upcoming season are the Aztec jacket, singlet and pant all worn as one,” says Galan, who also designs with the spring racing carnival in mind. “Dresses in tourmaline emerald and tourmaline pink in flowing, sexy silhouettes will also be a winner.” Denim label Nobody – which launched more than 10 years ago – makes its debut as part of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week. It will participate in the Designer Series Runway 3 alongside Leopold, Friend of Mine, Limedrop and White Suede, among others. According to the label’s marketing manager, Ben Esakoff, it will be all about double denim (don’t run just yet), tonal colours and the buzzword of the season – kaleidoscope prints. “This season, the Nobody collection pays homage to past trends of denim on denim and colour blocking and explores the idea of uniqueness through wash and finish,” says Esakoff. “We love the Melbourne vibe, attitude and

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t’s 5.30pm on a Friday, or a Wednesday. As a matter of fact, it could be the same time any day of the week these days. I’m trapped in my car, hoping that my horoscope is in a favourable conjunction with whatever the planet is that rules traffic. But this is not the case; Scorpio is in the house of congestion and I’m under restraint in peak hour between a car blasting soppy country music to my right and a chorus line of wheelie bins on the nature strip to my left. I’m on Punt Road and wondering whether the traffic will ever flow again. This is my idea of hell. The steering wheel is sticky beneath my sweaty hands and I’ve decided I loathe the woman in the car in front of me because she’s got a car deodoriser disguised as an owl hanging from her rear-vision mirror. I put the car into gear and move forward a few metres along the tantalising tar, wondering how I came to be in this hell. Did I miss a turn somewhere back before I got sucked into the endless sea of red tail-lights leading to the underworld? I want to smash through the window of the car in front and tie a noose around my neck with the perfumed owl. The only thing stopping me is a sense of universality; I know somewhere in my frontal lobes that we’re all in this together. In the meantime, the prehistoric limbic part of my brain wants to screech ferociously like a hyena. Melbourne’s highway to Beelzebub has three names: Hoddle Street, Punt Road and Hoddle Highway. Hoddle Highway is the highway linking CityLink and

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The road from Sydney can lead back of Burke and to royalty the Eastern Freeway, but the name “Hoddle Highway” is almost completely unknown to most drivers, who know it better as Hoddle Street, Punt Road or The Arterial Sclerosis. Hoddle Street was named after Robert Hoddle, architect of Melbourne’s Hoddle Grid, the street layout of our central business district. Punt Road was named after the punt that used to cross the Yarra River before a bridge was built. It’s impossible to believe that in the 1850s Punt Road was a quiet dirt road that met the Yarra on the outskirts Sydney Road, Brunswick of the then-new settlement, Melbourne. If you’re stuck behind a tram on Sydney The road was surrounded by some of Victoria’s Road, wind your window up immediately, first commercial vineyards and was linked across the because if the delicious aromas from river by a punt that would ferry people and goods to the The Mediterranean supermarket or the other side. A1 Middle Eastern Bakery waft in and I bet the passengers on the punt got across the you can’t get out, you could chew river faster and with less medication than we through your dashboard. The Victorian do today! Got an gold rush in the 1850s prompted According to Melbourne Miles: The Ironic Iconic businesses to flourish on Sydney Story of Melbourne’s Roads, by Max Lay, Road, especially hotels. Several Robert Hoddle got a lot of pleasure from idea? were built during that time, possibly the fact that with Barkly Street (St Kilda), Email me to supply the miners on their trek Punt Road, Hoddle Street and High Street north to the goldfields. They include the (Northcote) he had created a 25-kilometre length of straight north-south road from Epping Brunswick, the Cornish Arms, the Sarah to the bay at Point Ormond. Sands and the Cumberland Arms, all of And when Mr La Trobe pointed out to Hoddle that them still trading today. In the 1920s the no street had yet been named in his honour, he chose clothing and textile industries grew, which Hoddle Street, because it was the longest street in the possibly explains the overabundance of town. Clearly length mattered more than width to wedding-gown shops. \ Robert Hoddle. \ Follow Rachel on Twitter @boom_berger

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Burke Road is another major north-south thoroughfare in Melbourne that runs from Ivanhoe to Caulfield, delivering further opportunity for head-banging rage and crazy hand gestures. It’s all cupcakes and window drapes until you get to Camberwell Junction, where three roads intersect and, like the three-headed dog of the underworld, Cerberus, things can get a little nasty. Luckily, due to the hilly topography of this route, many east-west streets have an excellent view of Melbourne’s CBD. My suggestion is to mimic the laughing clowns at Luna Park and turn your head from side to side to avoid the mayhem happening in front of you. Be sure to keep your mouth shut and I promise the giddiness will pass once you’re beyond Canterbury Road. \

King Street, city

Beginning at Flinders Street, King Street continues through the CBD and ends at the intersection of Hawke and Victoria streets in West Melbourne. Driving its length is like taking a ride on the Scenic Railway at Luna Park; up, down, up, up, down, up, down. Considered the hub of Melbourne’s nightlife and home to many nightclubs, topless bars and restaurants, it’s easy to forget that in terms of architecture there are many notable buildings on King Street. It crosses Melbourne’s financial heart and several of the city’s tallest office towers line both sides of the street. And at the end stands St James Old Cathedral, the oldest church in Melbourne. Sex, money and religion all in a single ride along King Street. Who needs the Scenic Railway? \

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developIng our cIty \ Shortlisted for three IDEA Awards, Doherty Lynch is pushing the boundaries in its unpretentious, playful designs, writes FrAncEScA cArtEr.


t’s not often that a dream project is born out of The home, known as Finnon Glen, features four tragedy. But for interior designers Fiona Lynch bedrooms, three bathrooms, a study, bunk room and a and Mardi Doherty this is exactly what happened. central living/dining/kitchen area. In February 2009, Lynch lost her family farm to The bunk room is at one end of the house, accessed the devastating Black Saturday bushfires. The extended via a wide hallway and zoned off with an acoustic 1970s A-frame house, had doubled as a weekender for sliding door. It has two decks, one facing north and the six siblings and cousins. Yet all that was left was the other south, providing light, ventilation and spectacular front fence. views over Healesville. “It was devastating,” says Lynch. “The farm had been “The interiors create a mixture of practical space with in the family for 45 years. But we had the opportunity to clever design. It’s a farm at the end of the day and there rebuild, so we took it.” are also lots of family members that like to go up there As part of the We Will Rebuild program – a Victorian and entertain,” says Lynch. government initiative that invites architects to design Design firm Doherty Lynch mimicked the strong affordable, sustainable housing to suit new bushfire lines and simplicity of the architecture and paired it building regulations – Lynch’s family were presented with organic materials such as timber. with a series of designs from a collection of An exterior entry nook in spotted gum matches Melbourne’s top architecture firms. the JCB materials on the eaves. The timber The house With so many family members involved wraps inside to the entry foyer via a large also has – four families and 17 grandchildren – the purple-painted pivot door, extends into the house had to meet certain requirements: it main living area and wraps up the front of the touches of had to have a flexible floor plan; noise control; island bench in the kitchen. whimsy durable surfaces; and meet the requirements of The house also has touches of whimsy, a tight budget. such as a white Japanese-style splashback in After looking over the plans, Lynch’s family the open-plan kitchen and a hexagonal feature selected a simple yet functional design by Jackson wall in the bathroom. Add the piano-key handles in Clements Burrows Architects (JCB). A strong the wide hallway and the embellishments serve to rectangular structure, clad in metal roofing sheet, create character and visual interest while softening the provided the perfect canvas to unleash the two minimalism. designers’ creativity. Finnon Glen is an example of what Doherty Lynch “It’s not some grand architectural statement,” says does best. Working with architecture, the designers Doherty. “It’s really just a corrugated black shed. But create spaces that are comfortable, sophisticated and it’s the connection to the landscape that is just so infused with a sense of the unexpected. beautiful. There are windows everywhere, and there is Although it might sound clichéd, you get the feeling a real simplicity of materials. We really used this as a that Doherty and Lynch were destined to come together springboard for ideas.” creatively. Separated by a year at Loretto Mandeville

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Hall girls school, from a young age both were inquisitive about materials and crafted styles from the past. For Lynch, it was the house she grew up in – a 1940s house with steel-framed windows. “In the ’70s my parents ripped out the existing kitchen and put in a bright-yellow kitchen with green, oak-stained cupboards. It had this amazing wallpaper, crocheted curtains and beaten-copper lights. It was fantastic,” says Lynch. “Unfortunately my mum had to put up with it through the ’80s, where everyone would whitewash everything. But growing up in that period, people were far more adventurous.” Engulfed in splashes of colour and playfulness, Lynch developed a passion for art and completed a bachelor of fine art (honours) – painting at RMIT, followed by a bachelor of arts in interior design. Working for John Wardle Architects, Lynch used her artistic intuition for residential and commercial projects, including the award-winning Vineyard House, City Hill House, Dock 5 Apartments and The Urban Workshop. Doherty had a completely different design experience. Discovering early that she had a love for 1950s architecture, Doherty pursued a bachelor of arts in interior design at RMIT. After working on projects such as Melbourne Wine Room and the Calibre and Fig retail stores for Chris Connell Design, Doherty moved to London, where she worked for Conran Group and David Collins Architecture Studio. She was lucky enough to design the interior of Madonna’s London home in Belgravia, and a retail concept and roll-outs for Victoria’s Secret in New York. Upon returning home, Doherty worked with Lab Architecture Studio for three years on the interior



design of Federation Square. The day the iconic gallery opened its doors to the public is one of Doherty’s proudest career moments. “What I loved most about that job was that it was predominantly architects working on the job. I think there were 40 architects and four interior designers, and the crossover between architecture and interior design has always really interested me.” The architectural quality of space has definitely evolved since the formation of Doherty Lynch. With a strong philosophy in collaboration, the duo successfully work with architects, engineers, graphic designers and builders to produce interiors where artistry blossoms. “Both of us have a passion for architecture,” says Doherty. “We often talk about going back and studying it. We love working with projects that allow us to consider the exterior of buildings as well as the interior.” Lynch adds: “Especially the renovations. We sort of find a lot of people come to us because it’s probably not on a grand enough scale to use an architect, but they want to get the interiors right and then do it from the inside out.” One of their first projects, Toorak House, best outlines this design philosophy. Working with acclaimed architect Neil Clerehan, their brief was to ensure that each room was infused with its own individuality. “Neil is one of the great modernist architects, so we got the most fantastic shell to work with. One of the things he’s just so good at is being able to catch that beautiful natural light. We made sure the interiors reflected this,” says Doherty. Adapting each space around the modern artwork and the generously scaled courtyard, Doherty Lynch created interiors that were fashionable and intellectual, suiting their clients’ tastes. In the living room, for example, a lavender couch and a hot-pink lamp bring to life the colourful, child-like figures in a Charles Blackman painting. Confidently layering textures and colour, the

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designers permit certain objects to become a centrepiece, while simultaneously revealing the hidden personality of the client. This is assisted by an almost fanatical commitment to collaborating with clients. In what can be a lengthy briefing process, they ask their clients to bring in everything from memories, to pieces of fabric, to magazine clippings. And, like detectives, they piece together their favourite things. “When we first meet with a client, we usually we go to their house. This is an important part of the brief to go and see how they live and what sort of things inspire them. It might be you go there and they’ll say, ‘I hate everything in my house’, or everything might be a hand-me-down. But there are still elements we pick up on,” says Doherty.


n an award-winning residence in Willoughby, Sydney, Doherty Lynch proposed its whole design scheme around a yellow penny tile. “We have always loved the colour yellow,” says Doherty. “But not many clients are prepared to use it in their home. The fact she gave us a yellow mosaic tile as her inspiration is just pretty amazing.” As well as using the much-loved tiles in the guest powder room, yellow was used in the otherwise natural colour scheme to create fresh and youthful accents. Working with reclaimed timber flooring and oak veneer, they installed a yellow feature wall, yellow pendant light fittings, cushions and joinery surfaces. “We used the yellow on surfaces that could change, so if the owner got sick of it in a few years’ time, she could change it easily. The feature wall in the living room can be repainted and the yellow lights in the kitchen re-powdercoated,” says Doherty. “Whenever we have used colour, it’s often the things that people are most nervous and most fearful about, but when the project is finished that’s the piece they love the most. It’s about overcoming your fears and going for it.”


In Hawthorn House, the savvy duo used bold bursts of persimmon and charcoal to add vitality and appeal to the owners’ sense of humour. “We try to create texture and spaces that you want to be in and that make you feel good. Creating all white doesn’t do much for your senses,” says Doherty. Colour and interesting tactile surfaces are also translated into their retail and hospitality designs. Working for luxury French brand Paul & Joe, the designers successfully installed in the company’s three shops a sense of French heritage as well as their own love of quirkiness in bespoke detailing, enabling each shop to have its own identity and charm. French gold blossom wallpaper, gold paint, custom-made light fittings, antique amber glass display boxes and retro furniture immediately infuse the space with a richness and glamour, referencing design styles from another era. “Paul & Joe were interesting projects, because they have stores all over the world, and they use local designers in each of their stores. They do have a certain look, but they like to tweak it all over the world … This project allowed us to be bold,” says Doherty. This year is proving to be a significant milestone for Doherty Lynch. The staff has grown from two to seven in just three years and it has already been commissioned to redesign 29 existing and 31 new shops for Flower, a Perth-based fashion label. The company has nearly completed five more residential projects. It has also been shortlisted for three awards at the Interior Design Excellence (IDEA) Awards. The winners will be announced in November. With plans to add an architect to the team, it makes you wonder just what will be next. \ » » AUGUST 29, 2012 \ The weekly review 19



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o say the houses that line exclusive Kambea Grove are tightly held is an understatement. The vendors of number 4 moved in more than 20 years ago, along with many of their neighbours, and now they’re the first to leave. A lot of living has been witnessed over those 20 years, and even more renovating. Regular updates to the house, inside and out, have produced family living on a grand scale. A sweeping circular driveway surrounded by manicured lawns goes some way to preparing you for the impressive interiors of the house, which begin with a formal entry hall. From here, parquetry floors extend into the master bedroom, where high, decorative ceilings add depth to the already impressive size. The en suite is cleverly hidden by a built-in-wardrobe, creating a wall of doors opposite a large window overlooking the front garden. Across the hall, a sleek formal lounge area has glass doors leading out to the veranda and a fireplace set against the backdrop of a charcoal-coloured feature wall. The adjacent dining room is something of a banquet hall, with enough room to seat 20 comfortably. North-facing bay windows, an open fire place and more

decorative ceilings create the perfect space to entertain. Two more bedrooms, a main bathroom and separate powder room are tucked away to the left of the hallway before it expands into a spacious open-plan kitchen, informal living and meals area. Glass double doors lead out from here to the timber deck, which forms an L shape against the back of the house. Ideal for outdoor entertaining, the deck overlooks the pool and its paved surrounds as well as the border of greenery beyond it. Back inside, a rumpus room is off the informal living zone and completes the ground level of the house. Multipurpose in its uses, the room has built-in bookshelves over a large desk, opposite a black wall for screening movies. Upstairs, there are three bedrooms with vaulted ceilings and built-in desks below dormer windows. One has an en suite, while the others share a central bathroom and separate toilet. An opportunity like this probably won’t come around for another 20 years and, with this long list of features, it’s easy to see why. \ jo Davy

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Multiple living spaces over two levels makes this family home perfect for all occasions. A marble entry leads to the first of four separate living and entertainment zones, a formal lounge and dining room. Windows spanning almost the entire length of two walls flood the space with light and sit either side of an open fireplace. A second, equally expansive living area is further down the hallway, where the kitchen, informal living and dining room share an open floor plan. A clever meals area has been created off the kitchen in a wing surrounded by bay windows – perfect for a round dining table. The advantage of this 120-degree view is the backyard, which is so impressive it affords the label of third living zone. Bone-coloured pavers are a brilliant contrast against the deep-blue pool and spa, and their colour is echoed in a covered outdoor dining area, kitchen and a separate pergola towards the rear. Back indoors, the ground level also has a sauna, a study (or fifth bedroom), indoor access to the double garage, a powder room, large laundry and storage space. Upstairs the property’s fourth living zone is a rumpus room, surrounded by bedrooms to create an out-of-sight play area or teenager’s retreat. The main bedroom is also on this level – away from the rumpus zone – and features a walk-in-wardrobe, en suite, and views out to the pool below. \ jO DAvY






Rodney Morley Persichetti \ 9525 9222 17 Powderham Road Price \ $2.5 million + Auction \ September 16 at 1pm

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Gary Peer \ 9526 1999

Price \ $1.9 million +

Auction \ September 9 at 3.30pm

Fast facts \ Grand family living over two levels; close to Caulfield Grammar, Mount Scopus and Shelford secondary schools; two spacious open-plan living and dining areas for formal and informal entertaining; European appliances; parquetry floors; poolside entertainment area; outdoor shower; rumpus/media room; vaulted ceilings in upstairs bedrooms; circular driveway; excellent storage. Caulfield North \ 8 kms from the city

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Hocking Stuart \ 9557 7733 1/36 Bonny Street Price \ $620,000 – $680,000 Auction \ September 1 at 11.30am

This sleek and stylish family house was built in 2008 in a quiet street off East Boundary Road. Elevated from the street, stairs lead from the garden path to the porch. Inside, polished floorboards link the combined living, dining and kitchen areas, while white walls maintain the modern vibe. The return kitchen bench doubles as a breakfast bar. A wall of concertina doors open the living area up to a deck and a landscaped garden area, while a door between the laundry and powder room leads to the double garage. The bedrooms are all upstairs. Two at the front of the house have built-in wardrobes and shutter blinds and overlook the street. These share a bathroom with a bath plus separate toilet. A hallway heads through to the lovely main bedroom at the back, which has an en suite with a double vanity and a walk-in wardrobe. \ ELIZABETH ANILE



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Thomson Real Estate \ 9509 8244 456 Dandenong Road Price \ About $1.25 million Auction \ September 9 at 12.30pm

Vintage-inspired interiors have long since made a resurgence in home decorating, but this family home is the 1970s, pure and (not so) simple. Tucked behind bluestone garden walls away from the hustle and bustle of Dandenong Road the property’s corner position offers a second frontage on Kooyong Road, making the most of its 770 square metres. Inside, it’s a riot of texture, colour and pattern; every room has a different wallpaper print, the most memorable being classic French posters in an upstairs bedroom. Northern light floods through large bay windows in the formal lounge. A more informal living zone is at the rear of the house and includes a kitchen with an exposed-brick arch over a bench topped with handmade terracotta tiles. There are two bedrooms on the ground level and another two upstairs, including a main bedroom with en suite and walk-in-wardrobe. \ JO DAVY



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It’s rare to come across a new house in the heart of Bentleigh these days. It’s also rare to come across a house that combines class and style with the ease of 197 Jasper Road. Nestled in the McKinnon College zone, a rendered grey exterior and a timber garage door create a modern façade. The earthy colour palette continues inside with spotted-gum floorboards, dark carpet and white walls. A sitting area is the first room on the right, followed by a study and the staircase. All four bedrooms are upstairs. The main bedroom overlooks the street and has a walk-in wardrobe and en suite. Next is the bathroom, with a bath, for the other three bedrooms to share. Each bedroom has a built-in wardrobe. Downstairs, the hallway leads through to the airy kitchen, dining and living area. CaesarStone benchtops, white cupboards and Bosch appliances are fitted in the kitchen. Sliding doors open up to a large decked area with a built-in barbecue. \ ELIZABETH ANILE


Price \ $750,000 – $800,000 Auction \ September 1 at 10.30am

Gary Peer & Associates 9526 1999 4/5




Century 21 On Centre 9559 0888 4



6 & 8 Sassella Street, Bentleigh East ................................................................. Price: Two dwellings: contact agent ................................................................. Auction Saturday September 15 at 11.30am & 12pm ................................................................. OFI As Advertised .................................................................

1/31 Lancaster Street, Bentleigh East ................................................................. Price: $910,000 to $960,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday September 15 at 11am ................................................................. OFI Saturday as advertised, Wednesday 2.45 to 3.15pm .................................................................

Choice of one or both original brick-veneer houses on a combined block 1272sqm (approx). Backing onto Yarra Yarra Golf Course. Rare opportunity.

This four-bedroom, three-bathroom house with two living zones and an outdoor area has a gas-fire, spa, air-conditioning, double garage and a barbecue kitchen.

Let's eat lunch @ La Porchetta, 1017 Centre Road Let's eat dinner @ Fong's Chinese, 725 Centre Road Let's drink coffee @ Jerry's Cafe, 741 Centre Road

Let's eat lunch @ Elfresco Cafe, 458 Centre Rd Let's eat dinner @ Fabulous Fine Food, 161 McKinnon Rd Let's drink coffee @ DiMarko's Off Centre, 340 Centre Rd


197 Jasper Road





Buxton \ 9563 9933


Buxton Bentleigh 9563 9933





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27 Curraweena Road, Caulfield South ................................................................. Price: $1.3 million - $1.43 million ................................................................. Auction Sunday September 9 at 2.30pm ................................................................. OFI Sat 12.30-1.00pm & Sun 12-12.30pm .................................................................

23 Remuera Street, Caulfield South ................................................................. Price: $610,000 - $670,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday September 22 at 11:30am ................................................................. OFI Saturday & Sunday as advertised .................................................................

7 Scotts Street, Bentleigh ................................................................. Price: $1.3 million - $1.4 million ................................................................. Auction Saturday September 8 at 11.30am ................................................................. OFI As advertised .................................................................

This house reveals luxury throughout. It is balanced for entertaining and casual living with formal and informal zones, hostess kitchen, media room and pool.

A captivating two-bedroom art deco house with north-facing lounge (OFP), delightful dining room and gorgeous gardens with a heated spa, paved patio and garage.

A contemporary four-bedroom, threebathroom house featuring formal and family zones, a luxe master-suite, Smeg and CeasarStone kitchen, pool and spa.

Let's eat lunch @ Café D´Lish, 269 Bambra Road Let's eat dinner @ Portifino, 884 Glenhuntly Road Let's drink coffee @ Fress, 239 Bambra Road

Let's eat lunch @ Cafe D'Lish, 269 Bambra Road Let's eat dinner @ Bombay by Night, 355 North Road Let's drink coffee @ Fress Cafe, 239 Bambra Road

Let's eat lunch @ El Fresco, 458 Centre Road Let's eat dinner @ Red Pepper, 457 Centre Road Let's drink coffee @ Marlo's, 268 Centre Road

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Hocking Stuart Bentleigh 9557 7733 4



6 Marylin Court, Bentleigh East ................................................................. Price: $900,000 + ................................................................. Auction Saturday September 15 at 12.30pm ................................................................. OFI Wed 4-4:30pm & Sat as advertised .................................................................

ELSTERNWICK This newly-renovated four-bedroom family house enjoys a wealth of indoor-outdoor space and features formal and casual living zones, deck and double carport.




Biggin Scott \ 9523 9444

Let's eat lunch @ Mr Burch, 129 McKinnon Road Let's eat dinner @ Marlo's Kitchen, 268 Centre Road Let's drink coffee @ The Boundary Hotel, 730 Centre Road

19 Hartington Street Price \ $850,000 + Auction \ September 1 at noon

Single-fronted and spacious aren’t words you’ll often see in close company. However, this truly is a spacious and immaculately presented single-fronted, freestanding Edwardian house. The wide entry and hall is beautifully accentuated by Baltic pine floorboards and elevated ceilings. They invite you into the first of three large and bright bedrooms, all of which exude a sense of space and comfort. The main bedroom has a large walk-in wardrobe and bathroom with his-and-hers basins. The next two bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and one has built-in shelving. Attic storage adds to this property’s appeal. The sitting room, with a gas log fire, leads to a side deck. The kitchen’s vast black granite benchtops, a manicured backyard and barbecue area are highlights of the rear of the house. Several living zones and the sheer spacious feel of this property make it a golden opportunity for young couples or families. \ JULIAN HEALEY



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5 Brennan street, McKinnon agent \ Hodges, 9557 7891 auction \ septeMBer 8 at noon price \ $1 Million – $1.1 Million

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Bentleigh East 20 Argyle Street Family Size Bliss In Contemporary Period Beauty. A rare gem! Quality built, this is modern contemporary family living, at its best. This expansive 3 bedroom 2 bathroom townhouse is surprisingly large, boasting 2 living areas, dining & separate meals. Gleaming Jarrah floorboards, high ceilings and a love of the northern sun, this engaging home enjoys a beautiful lounge flowing to the timeless granite kitchen & dining area. Plus a fabulous rear entertaining area, with double doors opening onto a covered deck & private sun drenched courtyard. Fantastic family living with ducted heating/refrigerated cooling, alarm, auto garage & auto carport, it’s low maintenance living with enviable warmth, moments to Mackie Rd shops, bus, parks & GESAC. 26 The weekly review \ AUGUST 29, 2012




2 Wed 1.30 - 2.00pm & Sat as advertised Sat 8th September - 11.30am 69 / B10 $570,000 - $620,000 Bentleigh 390 Centre Road 3204 9557 7733 Anton Zhouk 0430 224 438 Nick Renna 0411 551 190

Bentleigh East 15 Tasman Road Stylishly Spacious 4 Bedroom Bliss. Tastefully renovated to create a home of endless family comfort, this single level 4 bed 2 bath home is filled with spacious family warmth & plenty of natural light. Loving the zoned layout, this inviting home enjoys lovely main bedrm (BIRs, WIR & ensuite), charming lounge & dining rooms (gas log fire), modern classic kitchen (Ilve & Smeg s/steel appls) overlooking the north facing entertaining area, sparkling bathroom & laundry. The sun filled rear garden is low maintenance with a covered deck & paved landscaping. Finished with polished boards, ducted heating, air cond, alarm, timber blinds, shed, dble LU garage & workshop/store room. Quiet family locale, moments to schools, bus & parkland.






Wed 12.00 - 12.30pm & Sat as advertised Sat 15th September - 12.30pm 78 / B3 $670,000 - $730,000 Bentleigh 390 Centre Road 3204 9557 7733 Anton Zhouk 0430 224 438 Nick Renna 0411 551 190 AUGUST 29, 2012 \ The weekly review 27

Caulfield North 15A Kooyong Road Brand New Inspiration That Impresses On All Levels. Superbly spacious with unrivalled flair and vitality, this stunning new 3 bed 2.5 bath street front residence provides excellence in living. Brilliantly designed creating a zoned family floorplan, this exquisite showpiece features a downstairs main bedroom (fitted WIR & lavish tiled ensuite), open plan entertaining with designer stone kitchen (Smeg s/steel appls) & stacker sliding doors to a covered deck, huge upstairs rumpus room (balcony), 2 further bedrooms (WIRs) & stylish bathroom. Enjoying a flawless finish, it boasts Black Butt floors, R/C ducted air cond, ducted vac, alarm, video intercom, solar hot water & dble auto garage via rear lane (3 street access). Paris end of Kooyong Rd, near Alma Village. 28 The weekly review \ AUGUST 29, 2012




> VIEW Sat & Sun as advertised > PRIVATE SALE > MEL REF 58 / K10 > EPR POA > OFFICE Caulfield 616 Glenhuntly Road 3162 > TEL 8532 5400 > CONTACT Todd Newton 0412 568 313

Marshall Rushford 0418 396 981

Caulfield North 26 Otira Road Premier Living With A Prized Address. Modern elegance defines this classical 4 bedroom 2.5 bathroom family beauty with its exquisite taste and impeccable class. A great family entertainer, this timeless abode enjoys a stunning lounge (gas fire), north facing sitting/dining, striking kitchen in the casual living/dining (gas fire), superb main bed suite (WIR, retreat area & spa ensuite), 3 further bedrooms (WIRs/BIRs), semi ensuite bathrm & fitted laundry. Enjoy the views of the symmetrically landscaped garden with covered and open air alfresco areas, while loving the ducted heating, air cond, ducted vac, alarm, French windows, quality drapes, cubby & double auto garage. Exclusive private school locale, metres to tram.




2 Sat & Sun as advertised Sun 16th September - 11.30am 58 / J12 POA Caulfield 616 Glenhuntly Road 3162 8532 5400 Todd Newton 0412 568 313 Eyal Malica 0414 778 837 AUGUST 29, 2012 \ The weekly review 29

Caulfield South 23 Remuera Street An Art Deco Haven With A Mesmerising Heart. Step into a world of inner warmth and garden bliss within this captivating 2 bedroom Art Deco home. Charming as is with extensive room to extend into the deep garden block, this cherished treasure is more like a relaxing retreat with its north facing living room enjoying a toasty open fireplace, its delightful dining room, modern kitchen (Bosch appls), 2 lovely bedrooms (main - BIRs), stylish bathroom, laundry & sep toilet. The gorgeous gardens feature a heated spa & paved entertaining to enjoy all year round. Complete with ducted heating, ceiling fans, security door entry, garage & further parking, it’s a tranquil oasis in this leafy street, minutes to shops, bus, school & Spring Rd gardens. 30 The weekly review \ AUGUST 29, 2012






Sat & Sun as advertised Sat 22nd September - 11.30am 68 / B8 $610,000 - $670,000 Caulfield 616 Glenhuntly Road 3162 8532 5400 Max Pisano 0418 378 900 Marshall Rushford 0418 396 981

McKinnon 28 Chalmers Street Character & Comfort In The College Zone. A rare offering, this heartwarming 3 bedroom timber home is charmed with original class and comfort. Adorned with timber detail and high ceilings, this well-tended for home enjoys a comfortable north-facing living room, spacious dining room, modern timber kitchen/meals, 3 bright bedrooms (2 with BIRs) & tasteful bathroom. Ready for a stand-out renovation to make it a dream home, this proud classic also enjoys ducted heating, air cond, ceiling fans, a huge rear garden, double LU garage & a carport. In the sought after McKinnon Sec College zone, in a peaceful tree-lined cul de sac with a small walk-thru park at it’s end leading to schools and Joyce Park. Within easy reach of McKinnon Village and train.





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Wed 3.45 - 4.15pm & Sat from 10.00am Sat 1st September - 10.30am 68 / F10 $720,000 - $790,000 Bentleigh 390 Centre Road 3204 9557 7733 Calvin Reid 0413 878 860 Andrew Summons 0418 321 604 AUGUST 29, 2012 \ The weekly review 31

Murrumbeena 2/5 Howe Street Where Your Dream Home Becomes Reality. Contemporary townhouse living should always be this exciting! Brand new & pushing the envelope of masterful design & construction, this superb home has been finished & fitted with remarkable attention to detail. Luxury, class & style - it’s all here, along with gorgeous spotted gum flooring, sculptural water feature, high ceilings & doorways (& that’s just the start.) Put this one at the top of your “must see” list. Expect openness, light & space plus a lavish list of inclusions. Fall in love with a brilliant open living room (with superb kitchen), 3 big bedrooms (fitted WIR/BIRs), 2 deluxe bathrooms, retreat, powder room, deck, landscaping - everything. It’s a dream home come true! 32 The weekly review \ AUGUST 29, 2012





Wed 4.45 - 5.15pm & Sat as advertised Sat 8th September - 2.30pm 69 / B6 $780,000 - $850,000 Carnegie 59 Koornang Road 3163 9569 3666 Kosta Mesaritis 0412 117 529 Nick Renna 0411 551 190

Bentleigh 2/20 Marquis Road Tucked away haven with modern flair. Absolute serenity can be found in this tranquil 3 bedrm 2 bathrm single level townhouse. Highlighted by slate floors, gorgeous garden aspects & a fantastic open plan feel, this relaxed retreat enjoys beautifully flowing living & dining zones, contemporary kitchen (s/steel appls including 900mm stove), 3 light-filled bedrooms with BIRs (main bed with lush ensuite & WIR), & a stylish bathroom. Perfect for busy professionals or empty nesters wanting a place to escape, this superb entertainer enjoys ducted heating, R/C air cond, a fabulous undercover deck for entertaining & single lock-up garage. Boutique group of two, just minutes to parks, schools, local shops and transport. 3



1 Wed 4.30 - 5.00pm & Sat from 1.00pm Sat 1st September - 1.30pm 77 / F4 $530,000 - $590,000 Bentleigh 390 Centre Road 3204 9557 7733 Calvin Reid 0413 878 860 Nick Renna 0411 551 190

Bentleigh East 24 Almurta Road All the home comforts! Built to stand the test of time, this beautifully maintained 2/3 bedroom home offers tremendous scope for improvement on a generous garden allotment of 677m2 approx. Warm and cosy, this classic blonde beauty is traditionally-appointed boasting formal lounge room, separate dining room, handy modern kitchen and meals area opening to alfresco deck and deep rear gardens. Add to this, all the home comforts including tidy main bathroom, ducted heating, split system A/C and garage. Positioned to please in this central location, with schools, parks, transport and Centre Roads shops and cafes nearby, this property will excite home owners and investors alike. 3




> VIEW Wed & Sat as advertised > PRIVATE SALE > MEL REF 78 / A2 > EPR > OFFICE > TEL > CONTACT

$630,000 - $670,000 Bentleigh 390 Centre Road 3204 9557 7733 Trent Collie 0425 740 484 Calvin Reid 0413 878 860 AUGUST 29, 2012 \ The weekly review 33

Bentleigh East 2/58 Deakin Street Designer lifestyle living with an enviable finish. Quality built in timeless contemporary style, this brilliant new 3 bed + study 2.5 bath street front residence offers superb spaces in effortless style. With loads of warmth accentuated with timber detail, this well designed home enjoys a north facing study, captivating lounge (deck), open plan entertaining with designer stone kitchen (6 burner gas stove) & bi-fold doors to a deck & terraced rear garden, 3 large bedrooms (fitted BIRs, main with vogue ensuite), matching bathroom & fitted laundry. Flawless with its Sydney Blue Gum floors, porcelain tiling & stone benchtops, it boasts ducted heating, evap cooling, alarm, ducted vac, solar hot water & an auto garage. Easy walk to shops, bus & GESAC. 3




Wed 5.30 - 6.00pm & Sat as advertised Sat 8th September - 12.30pm 69 / A11 $700,000 - $760,000 Bentleigh 390 Centre Road 3204 9557 7733 Kosta Mesaritis 0412 117 529 Jason Collie 0403 191 453

Bentleigh East 6 Marylin Court A great sense of style and family living! Blissfully positioned in this quiet cul-de-sac & showcasing a newly completed renovation, this stylish sanctuary of family-focused living offers tranquil privacy set in stunning surrounds. Elegantly appointed, offering generous proportions, this 4 bed family home has all your entertaining covered. Discover formal lounge room adjoining separate dining room, striking gourmet kitchen with stone & stainless steel appliances, free-flowing informal space incorporating living & dining opening through double sliding doors to outdoor haven featuring vast covered deck & private secure gardens. Add to this, bright bathrooms, sumptuous ensuite, polished floorboards, ducted heating & cooling, double carport, large garden shed & contemporary landscaping. Close to shops and transport. 4




Wed 4.00 - 4.30pm & Sat as advertised Sat 15th September - 12:30pm 77 / H5 > EPR POA > OFFICE Bentleigh 390 Centre Road 3204 > TEL 9557 7733 > CONTACT Kosta Mesaritis 0412 117 529 Kate Padley 0438 086 901 > VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF 34 The weekly review \ AUGUST 29, 2012

Bentleigh East 1/36 Bonny Street Environmental innovation with spectacular style. An imposing contemporary residence with a quality finish, this stunning 3 bed 2.5 bath street front residence is a winning combination of style, position and low maintenance living. Elevated from the street in designer gardens, this sun splashed sensation features north facing living & dining areas with bi-fold doors to a relaxing deck and private garden, an entertainer’s kitchen (Euro s/steel appls), 3 double bedrooms (BIRs, main - WIR & ensuite), stylish bathroom, powder room & laundry. Like new, this energy efficient design enjoys polished boards, stone/marble benches, ducted heating, evap cooling, solar hot water & a double auto garage. Located in a quiet pocket near shops, bus & schools. 3




Wed 12.45 - 1.15pm & Sat from 11.00am Sat 1st September - 11.30am 77 / J4 $620,000 - $680,000 Bentleigh 390 Centre Road 3204 9557 7733 Anton Zhouk 0430 224 438 Nick Renna 0411 551 190

Caulfield South 9/5 Duke Street A savvy stylemaker in secure surrounds. Add a little funk in your life with this groovy 1st floor 2 bedroom security apartment. Stylishly renovated with polished concrete floors, this contemporary retreat enjoys light filled open plan living & dining with modern kitchen and balcony, main bedroom with BIRs & air conditioning, 2nd double bedroom (BIRs) & porcelain bathroom with laundry facilities. In a quiet block with tranquil aspects, this fabulous first home or investment boasts ducted heating, security door, intercom entry, good storage and auto gate to undercover parking. In this leafy cul de sac location, within easy reach of Glen Huntly Road shops, cafes and tram, moments to Princes Park, schools and sporting facilities. 2



Sat & Sun as advertised Sun 9th September - 11.30am 67 / J5 > EPR $370,000 - $400,000 > OFFICE Caulfield 616 Glenhuntly Road 3162 > TEL 8532 5400 > CONTACT Eyal Malka 0414 778 837 Marshall Rushford 0418 396 981 > VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF AUGUST 29, 2012 \ The weekly review 35

Elsternwick 3/2 Yorston Court One bedroom, one car space & one great location! What a great opportunity for an investor or an owner occupier!!! Situated in the heart of vibrant Elsternwick with all amenities practically at your doorstep! Attractive block, ground floor apartment with open plan kitchen/meals/living (Stone & S/Steel finishes) ideal for entertaining. Bright lounge with heating and air conditioning. Large bedroom, ensuite style bathroom with laundry facilities. Security entrance, remote control secured parking adds to this already brilliant opportunity.



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> PrIVatE SalE > MEl rEF 67 / H3 > PrICE $325,000 > OFFICE Caulfield 616 Glenhuntly Road 3162 > tEl 8532 5400 > CONtaCt Max Pisano 0418 378 900

Marshall Rushford 0418 396 981

Mckinnon 10 Graham avenue a class act with entertaining warmth. Quality built in timeless period style, this elegant 3 bed + study 2 bath home is a low maintenance family treasure. Rich in charm & warm timbers, this stylishly presented home enjoys a beautiful lounge, north facing casual living/dining, Jarrah/ granite kitchen, zoned main bedrm (WIR & heritage style ensuite), gorgeous bathroom (claw foot bath), 2 further bedrooms (BIRs) & fabulous mezzanine study/play room/BR. The north facing courtyard has split level entertaining from the deck onto the paved area and is covered in traditional style. Complete with ducted heating, evap cooling, outdoor speakers & double auto garage. In the McKinnon Sec College zone, a casual walk to shops, train & Joyce Park. 3



Wed 5.30 - 6.00pm & Sat as advertised Sat 8th September - 12.30pm 68 / E10 > EPr $670,000 - $730,000 > OFFICE Bentleigh 390 Centre Road 3204 > tEl 9557 7733 > CONtaCt Trent Collie 0425 740 484 Nick Renna 0411 551 190 > VIEW > aUCtION > MEl rEF 36 The weekly review \ AUGUST 29, 2012

Moorabbin 2 Ronald Street Entertain with an abundance of family flavour. A fantastic renovation on a single level, this beautiful 4 bedroom 2 bathroom clinker brick charmer has the right balance of original warmth and fabulous family style. Warm with polished boards & a touch of character, this great family home enjoys north facing lounge (fireplace), dining room/study, designer stone kitchen (Euro s/steel appls), open plan family room, 4 large bedrooms (3 - BIRs), 2 vogue bathrms & fitted laundry. Outdoor entertaining is bliss with its covered deck & paved alfresco area in private tranquility. Completely secure, it boasts ducted heating, R/C air cond, video intercom, electric shutters, cubby, 7000l water tanks & auto garage. Quiet cul de sac, walk to schools, shops & train. 4



1 Wed 3.15 - 3.45pm & Sat as advertised Sat 15th September - 1.30pm 77 / F5 $700,000 - $750,000 Bentleigh 390 Centre Road 3204 9557 7733 Trent Collie 0425 740 484 Kosta Mesaritis 0412 117 529



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MCKINNON 16b hopkins street

Closing Wednesday 26 September 2012 at 3:00 pm


SLEEK, SPACIOUS & SIMPLY SENSATIONAL Immerse yourself in the brand-new luxury of this stylish town residence. Designed to exacting standards, the quality-filled layout includes an open plan living with dining & gourmet kitchen, decked garden area, master bedroom downstairs, rumpus upstairs, study, separate laundry, double garage & so much more!



PRIVATE SALE $1,245,000 INSPECT Sat 10.15-10.45am & Sun 12.00-12.30pm CONTACT Leor Samuel 0413 079 255 Aviv Samuel 0401 378 582

CAULFIELD 348 Orrong Road ST KILDA 55 Inkerman Street

9526 1999 9066 4688

994 Toorak Road, Camberwell • Prized Corner Allotment of 1,143 sqm (approx)

• Planning Application Submitted for 22 Apartments

• Secondary Frontage to Hillside Parade

• Zoning: Residential 1

• Current Planning Permit for 3 Dwellings Paul Sutherland 0418 360 162

43 Agnes St East Melbourne

9650 3531

AUGUST 29, 2012 \ The weekly review 49

Mckinnon 5 Brennan Street Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

Sat 8th September at 12noon $1M - $1.1M Wed 5.45-6.15pm, Sat as advertised 361 Centre Road Bentleigh 9557 7891 Frank Ruffo 0412 112 223 Nikolas Sky 0422 246 972

50 The weekly review \ AUGUST 29, 2012

5 Superb Family Home in a Brilliant McKinnon Locale This inviting, restful, spacious home is tastefully presented and comes with quality finishes and fittings and deluxe extras. Wall cutouts make the stylish kitchen one with the large open living room (OFP). A family room overlooks the alfresco entertaining area where an outdoor room is set in a private tropical garden.



The tranquil master bedroom suite, guests´ bedroom and 2nd bathroom are zoned apart from 3 large bedrooms all with built in robes upstairs with family bathroom and 3rd living room. It´s a wonderful home!

Bentleigh 1a Fromer Street Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

Sat 8th September at 11.30am $500K-$550K Wed at 5.00-5.30pm 361 Centre Road Bentleigh 9557 7891 Andrew Adams 0419 753 978 Leigh Gardam 0416 149 422

3 Cosy home in prized position This fantastic three-bedroom residence has much to offer including a brilliant location, spacious rooms and a practical layout. It´s the perfect acquisition for the first home buyer, empty nester or investor and boasts a large living and dining room, a full-sized kitchen with ample storage and bench space



and a breakfast bar. Step out from the meals area into the paved and landscaped side garden. Extras include ducted heating, ceiling fans, external awnings, security door, window locks and a carport.

AUGUST 29, 2012 \ The weekly review 51


Bentleigh 6/2-4 Faulkner Street Auction Inspect Office Contact

2 Superb design and sensational location Tucked quietly away at the rear of an as-new development, this contemporary townhouse offers a secure and relaxed lifestyle you´ll love coming home to. The kitchen features sleek Caesarstone benches, a walk-in pantry and stainless-steel Technika appliances. Outsides there´s a charming paved al

Sat 1st September at 11.30am Wed at 5.00-5.30pm, Sat from 11.00am 361 Centre Road Bentleigh 9557 7891 Nick Blow 0411 831 731 Leigh Gardam 0416 149 422



fresco area just right for entertaining. Upstairs there are two generous bedrooms and two stylish bathrooms. Extras include powder room, ducted heating, air conditioning, a shed and a garage with internal access. MULTI-OFFICE NETWORK Buy



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This well maintained sunlit home is the perfect starter. Offering 3 double BRs, generous living & a neatly presented kitchen overlooking rear gardens. Set on approx 587sqm/17.07m wide frontage, opportunities are abundant to further renovate, extend or subdivide (STCA).

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With 400,000 listings and growing, visit us today! BENTLEIGH 396 Centre Road 9557 5500 52 The weekly review \ AUGUST 29, 2012


1 Saturday 1 September at 1.30 $500K-$550K Wed 12.00-12.30 Vicki Pollard 0439 655 727




Zone luxury …and so much more!


Bentleigh east 1/31 lancaster street


A few blocks to McKinnon Secondary College, this 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom master-built streetfront home is high-tech fitted (with C-Bus, inside/outside surround-sound, video-entry), luxuriously appointed (with ducted heating, gas-fire, r/c air-con, vacuum, alarm, auto-gated double garage & 2 additional carspaces) & deluxe finishes (AEG apps, C’Stone, fully-tiled bathrooms, spa)….plus the luxury of good design with living/dining, 1st-flr kids’ lounge, outdoor BBQ kitchen & al fresco area!

Saturday 15th September 11am


363 Centre Road, Bentleigh 9559 0888

Choice of 3 double storey, 2 bedroom apartments. Bentleigh 2,3&4/2 Jasper Road * Security entrance * 2 bedrooms with ensuite * Open plan kitchen with Bosch appliances including dishwasher * Living room with north facing balcony * Separate laundry * Split system air-cond * Secure undercover car parking and storage * Easy walk to train, bus, shops, schools * Currently leased from $20,800 pa

$380,000-$415,000 each


Ben Quigley 0411 878 636 Harold Laver 9559 0807

VieW Saturday from 10.30am


Auction Saturday 1st September 11am

2 B

Period beauty & prime possibilities!

1 C

OrmOnd 27 Leila road

Agent David Jane 0419 562 376 Michael Egan 0412 359 956 363 Centre Rd, Bentleigh 9559 0888

4A 3B 2 C

Saturday as Advertised Wednesday 2.45-3.15pm

Between Packer Park and the Ormond strip and station, this approx 7865sqft/730sqm property’s 3 bedroom, dual living brick Cal Bungalow is ready for you to rip up carpets, polish up leadlight and take advantage of solar panels and garage. Alternatively reconsider this prime site with a luxury home (or 2 – subject to Council Approval).


VIEW Saturday as Advertised Wednesday 12-12.30pm


AuctIOn Saturday 15th September 10.30am

1 C

AgEnt Harold Laver 9559 0807

1 B

In conjunction with

Andrew Chisholm 0418 331 731 363 Centre Rd, Bentleigh 9559 0888


A Premier FAmily liFestyle oF exemPlAry QuAlity 17 POWDERHAM ROAD, CAULFIELD NORTH Expertly crafted to be a home of timeless quality and design, this superb 4 bedroom plus fully fitted study or 5th bedroom, 3.5 bathroom solid brick residence is a stand-out entertainer for every family occasion. Superbly proportioned with its 10ft high ceilings and outstanding space, this impressive home provides a granite entry foyer, formal lounge and dining room (Jetmaster open fireplace), aweinspiring granite kitchen with Miele/Asko appliances and walk in pantry, north facing open plan entertaining with sliding doors opening to a stunning alfresco rear garden featuring a solar/ gas heated salt water fully tiled pool and spa, 2 alfresco rooms (mains gas BBQ kitchen) and designer landscaping; downstairs guest bedroom/study (BIRs), poolside bathroom (sauna), powder room & fitted laundry (chute). Upstairs, there is a beautiful main bedroom (dressing room & glamorous spa ensuite) and a separate wing for children with its fabulous rumpus room, 3 large bedrooms (BIRs) and fully tiled bathroom.


Solid brick with concrete slab floors, this unrivalled home features granite highlights, ducted heating/air cond, split system R/C air cond, ducted vacuum, intercom, surround sound & speaker systems, excellent storage, rear access to Kinross Ave & a double auto garage with attic storage.


In this coveted pocket near Caulfield Junction, a heartbeat to trams, Caulfield Park, cafes and leading schools. AuCtioN: suN 16tH sePtemBer At 1 iNsPeCt: sAt/suN 1 - 1:45 & WeD 5 - 5:45

9525 9222 54 The weekly review \ AUGUST 29, 2012

2 rochelle Butt 0412 707 033 Jeremy Dukes 0413 460 375


203 Balaclava Rd, Caulfield Nth





INTEREST FREE VENDOR TERMS Rodney Morley 0418 321 222

9525 9222

Stanley Spicer 0418 172 939

203 Balaclava Rd, Caulfield Nth AUGUST 29, 2012 \ The weekly review 55


A TWO STOREY SENSATION WITH ENTERTAINING OPTIONS 5/2-4 MARLBOROUGH STREET, CAULFIELD NORTH Stylishly renovated 3 bedroom (BIR’s), 1.5 bathroom townhouse over 2 levels features spacious open living & dining, stone kitchen (s/steel appliances), balcony, private courtyard & L/U garage. 3 AUCTION: SUN 2ND SEP AT 12 INSPECT: WED 1 - 1:45 & SUN FROM 11:30


Rochelle Butt 0412 707 033 Jeremy Dukes 0413 460 375


Fosbery Avenue

HUGE 1960’S FAMILY ESTATE 6 ST AUBINS AVENUE, CAULFIELD NORTH Comprising 6/7 bedrooms, 4 living rooms, 4 bathrooms, tennis court & swimming pool. MASSIVE LAND: 3934m2 (approx.) Potential Development options.






Selwyn Meltzer 0419 866 008 Rodney Morley 0418 321 222

FANTASTIC NEW HOME/UNIT DEVELOPMENT SITE (STCA) 25 FOSBERY AVENUE, CAULFIELD NORTH Charming brick 3 bedroom period home in need of renovation. LARGE LAND: 910m2 (approx.) PRIVATE SALE INSPECT: SUNDAY 3:30 - 4

St Aubins Avenue

Selwyn Meltzer 0419 866 008 Rodney Morley 0418 321 222

203 Balaclava Rd, Caulfield Nth

428 Toorak Road, Toorak

9826 0000 56 The weekly review \ AUGUST 29, 2012

952 5 9 2 2 2

aUctIon thIs sUndaY

Under InstrUctIons from state trUstees

PerIod fLeXIBILItY on sUBstantIaL 706sQm aLLotment 16 Heaton avenue, elwood Perfectly situated adjacent to every amenity including public transport, parks, schools and beach. This substantial solid brick 7 room home offers exciting potential and is favoured by its large north facing rear garden. 3 aUctIon: sUn 2nd seP at 2 InsPect: sat 1 - 1:45 & sUn from 1:30


Leonard Persichetti 0417 319 900 selwyn meltzer 0419 866 008


a LUXUrY BaYsIde retreat In one of the fInest LocatIons 28 tHe esplanade, st Kilda

This classic Victorian residence boasting amazing views has had a mind blowing renovation where no expense has been spared to create one of St Kildaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most spectacular home. Comprises: grand formal entrance hall, 3 huge bedrooms (main with bathroom & dressing room), fully appointed Gagganau kitchen adjacent informal living room, heated horizon edge pool, 3 log fireplaces, outstanding dining room with balcony & bay views to St Kilda icons, Luna Park, The Palais Theatre and the Bay. A stoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s throw to Acland Street 3 delights plus Fitzroy Street. Features include: keyless entry, zoned ducted heating & airconditioning, dual access, video security (front & rear). 3 for PrIvate saLe InsPect: mon/Wed/frI 1:30 - 2 3 Leonard Persichetti 0417 319 900

203 Balaclava Rd, Caulfield nth

428 toorak Road, toorak

9826 0000

952 5 9 2 2 2 AUGUST 29, 2012 \ The weekly review 57


Caulfield North 456 Dandenong Road For years it has attracted attention - a local landmark on a commanding corner allotment, rich in character, with a happy family history behind its bluestone boundaries. Now, its evocative entertaining spaces, charismatic living areas, four bedrooms, light filled study and four bathrooms are revealed on a block measuring some 770sqm approx, featuring significant second frontage to Kooyong Road.

• Huge north facing living • Bright formal dining room • Light filled study/library • Large central kitchen • Family room with bar Auction Sunday 9th September 12.30p. Inspect Thursday 1.00-1.30 Saturday 1.00-1.30 Sunday 11.00-11.30



Fraser Cahill 0400 592 572 James Karantonis 0422 708 067 Malvern 9509 8244 1276 High Street AUGUST 29, 2012 \ The weekly review 59

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