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REVIEW\ MOUTHING OFF THE HARD OF HEART My, but we’re a rough lot. There’s Travis Tuck, the Hawthorn footballer, who is revealed to have tested positive for a third time to illegal drugs; there’s the sad and alarming spectacle of actor Matthew Newton’s manifestly dangerous impulses; and then there’s the anguished sight of asylum seekers by the side of the road in Darwin, their bedsheets painted with begging slogans, crying for Australia to show them compassion and not send them home. What could these people possibly have in common? Us, of course. And clearly not the best of us – instead, it’s our scorn and our condemnation. I’ve been amazed these past few days at how quickly and unapologetically as a community we rush to judgment on people and situations we know only a little about but feel compelled to criticise as if they were our own. (Actually, if they were our own, that would make us even more hard-hearted, but I’ll get to that.) Of course, not everyone has been narrow-eyed and hard-hearted about these very different personal crises, but a significant number have – on ABC News Breakfast, on commercial radio, in responses to well-read
columns and blogs – and the view has been, for me, dishearteningly similar: why should this/these guys get any sympathy? Look at what they’ve done: throw the book at them! Darwin local radio was jammed with angry callers who were stuck in traffic caused by the sit-in staged by asylum seekers who had broken out of detention and were protesting their lengthy incarceration on the road outside. I understand the drivers’ frustration, but the general lack of sympathy was staggering. Similarly for Tuck, a man who – unless it is later shown to be otherwise – is battling issues that have taken down many a person, was condemned by many as a simple drug taker who should be kicked out of the league – end of story. In the case of Newton, it was his parents, Patti and Bert Newton, who copped it for going public about their son’s history. A little too much information? A little too much candour at a time that probably calls for discretion and drawing up the bridges? Possibly. But did they deserve the shellacking? 3AW’s Neil Mitchell was taken aback at the criticism Bert and Patti copped from listeners for going public with their dismay and anguish. He didn’t seem to think it was deserved. Herald Sun columnist Andrew Bolt was one of them – going even further in an interview on Channel Nine and questioning just how Newton might have been raised.
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If those rushing to judgment haven’t had personal experience of mental illness, then I am enormously happy for them. Only one experience of it is enough to change your assumptions, your certainties, and your world forever. You’ll never tell anyone to “just get it together” ever again. You’ll never tell another parent to just give that child some discipline. For this is the issue that unites this wretched group, especially the asylum seekers, as so many mental-health specialists have demonstrated. But having helped raise teenagers, and having stumbled – and sometimes fallen – along the path of good and wise parenting, I can’t rush to judge anyone anymore for the outcomes, for the successes, for the “mistakes”. I think I have a fair sense now of what I regard as good parenting, but I’d never dare to look at a calamity like the Newtons and tut-tut about “just how he was raised” (and if you are a parent, that’s just inviting disaster). And while I like to think that good behaviour is its own reward, I also know bad things happen to good people, and that mental illness is, unfortunately, the dark angel that unites so many of us, too many of us, and that it should equally unite our compassion. \
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Most weekends, somewhere in the city or suburbs, you can step back in time to the bawdy, glitzy days of burlesque entertainment. SARAH MARINOS talks to some of the people behind Melbourne’s growing love affair with the genre.
ulie Poulter remembers the first time she performed burlesque for an audience. It was at the Corner Hotel in Richmond and she was with friends who shared a love of 1950s vintage fashion, films and music. Dressed in towering heels, corsets and pastel-coloured baby dolls, they heard the music seeping through the hotel’s sound system. “I remember sitting on a chair, staring at the curtains just before they opened, wearing my corset and thinking, ‘How the hell did this happen’?” says Poulter, 32. “Then the curtains opened, the crowd started screaming and we just enjoyed the moment. It was a chance to wear beautiful costumes and to have a nice time. It was a one-off.”
Hi Ball Burlesque Eight years later Poulter, Anna Achia, 34, and Leah Gionis, 32, are known as Hi Ball Burlesque and are still donning feathers and fans and performing at the Red Door Burlesque evening at the Order of Melbourne. Burlesque has undergone a revival in Australia, with Melbourne seemingly at the epicentre. Poulter, aka Brandy Alexander, is an advertising copywriter; Gionis, Miss Rusty Nail, is a graphic designer; and Achia, Ms Muff y Manhattan, is a former public servant with the cemeteries and crematoria authority and who now runs a go-go dancing academy. “Everyone thought I was mad when I left the
public service,” says Achia, laughing while sipping coffee in an East Brunswick cafe. While the Saturday afternoon crowd kicks back in jeans and jumpers, Achia, Poulter and Gionis have stepped out of a 1950s fashion catalogue. Rouge and red lipstick are mandatory and so are carefully curled hair, pencil skirts, cinched waists, twin sets and jewellery with just the right amount of bling.
From rules and regulations to rhinestones “But I was living in two different worlds,” says Achia. “During the day I’d talk regulations in the cemeteries and crematoria industry and during the evening it was burlesque and rhinestones.” The trio met at swing dancing evenings around Melbourne and discovered they shared a passion for the 1950s, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, cocktail dresses, rockabilly and rhinestones. Gionis says: “We’d often talk about how burlesque was coming back in the States. We loved the glamour of it and would say it was just a matter of time before someone in Australia did it. And then we thought, ‘Why don’t we give it a try?’ It let us take our love for vintage glamour up a notch.” A second show in the city proved to them that burlesque was really back. Poulter says: “We were downstairs in the changing room and didn’t realise the queue to get in stretched down ACDC Lane. The police were called because there were people everywhere.” On a typical night the Hi Ball audience includes young couples, professionals, groups
from the country, hen’s nights, buck’s parties and footy clubs. “It’s just about fun,” says Achia. “I think women enjoy our shows because we don’t look like airbrushed models. We look like everyday women. We’re different personalities and shapes and we celebrate that. And people in the audience dress up. It injects a bit of glamour into their own lives for an hour or two.” While there’s flesh on display, traditional or classic burlesque is more about tease and imagination. It’s a world away from the bumping and grinding antics of strip clubs and pole-dancing venues, which is probably why professional performers have also used burlesque to create stunning and thought-provoking shows.
Above: Finucane & Smith's The Burlesque Hour, starring Moira Finucane, Yumi Umiumare and Azaria Universe. (JODIE HUTCHINSON) Main image: The Hi Ball Burlesque ladies Julie Poulter (Brandy Alexander), Anna Achia (Muffy Manhattan) and Leah Gionis (Rusty Nail). (KOUKEI PHOTOGRAPHY)
“ ... I CREATED A SHOW THAT IS CUTTING EDGE, SEDUCTIVE AND ALLURING ...” - MOIRA FINUCANE
The Burlesque Hour Moira Finucane, along with Jackie Smith, is a key performer and talent behind The Burlesque Hour, which first opened in a warehouse in Melbourne’s CBD in winter 2004. The show has since toured Australia and eight other countries and has been seen by 55,000 people. It has won awards and received standing ovations in places as far flung as Edinburgh, Trieste and Tokyo. Tall, athletic and confident with a strong face and firm opinions, Finucane, 46, has brought together a bizarre and eclectic cast to show an alternative, edgier style of burlesque. Think Toni Lamond, a Guinness world record hula hooper, a Japanese butoh dancer and circus-trained performers and you’ve got some idea of the colourful chaos that unfolds. “I’m a real cultural bower bird. I have an Irish background with a great love of storytelling, plus the Catholic background with those gory tales and hopes of redemption, and I loved fairytales when I was a child,” says Finucane. “I’ve also worked in human rights, in refugee rights and gender development projects and I’ve met a lot of people and heard a lot of stories – and it all swirls around in the head of Moira Finucane.”
From the environment to artistry She became involved in performance art in the 1990s after studying environmental science at Murdoch University. She represented Australia at the United Nations Youth and Environment Conference in 1985 and became national campaign co-ordinator for the National Wilderness Society. “One day I finished a lobbying session in Canberra and I was at the airport waiting for my plane. A friend spotted me and said, ‘You look really terrible, Moira, what are you going to do?’ Out of nowhere I said, ‘I’m going to quit. And I’m going to become an actress’. I had never thought it or said it before.” Melbourne in the ’90s was home to a vibrant underground performance movement and Finucane became immersed in it. “I spent a year at theatre school and a guy who ran performance parties in nightclubs saw me and asked me to perform for him and that was the start of burlesque for me,” she says. “I developed a range of short works, all of which used full-on music and strong images – the burlesque macabre. It was satirical and political but entertaining and from early on I wanted to take provocative entertainment to a broader audience. “So I elbowed my way out of the club scene into an international arts scene and created a show that is cutting edge, seductive and alluring. You’ll see feathers and gorgeous legs but you will remember the grit, the fabulous one-liners and the person who looks a little edgy.”
wheRe to see buRlesque Hi Ball BurlesQue performs at red Door Burlesque at the Order of Melbourne, level 2, 401 swanston street, Melbourne. Doors open 6pm on the last sunday of every month. Call 9663 6707 or go to www.hiballburlesque.com MOira FinuCane’s next performance will be The Carnival of Mysteries at the Melbourne international arts Festival from October 6. For details and tickets, go to www.melbournefestival.com.au THe BurlesQue Bar at 42 Johnston street, Fitzroy, has performances every Thursday to sunday from 6pm to late. Go to www.burlesquebar.com.au for details of performances. For information on Miss BurlesQue ausTralia 2010, go to www.jacbowie.com/mba To see sTrawBerry siren (winner of Miss Burlesque Victoria 2010), go to www.strawberrysiren.com
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Review\ Risqué business » The Dairy Queen and babies Earlier this year, Finucane received rave reviews for her vibrant performance in The Feast of Argentina Gina Catalina. But asked which is her favourite burlesque creation, Finucane is quick to nominate her high-energy Dairy Queen persona. “There’s something raw sport about her,” she says laughing loudly. She’s a seven-feet-tall rock’n’roll monster and she’s fun and naughty. She runs through the audience with her ‘jugs’ and we give people plastic tablecloths to pull over their head so they don’t get squirted with milk. I do that in really big heels on a very wet stage. She’s not a walk in the park but I love her.” Finucane returned to The Burlesque Hour when her twin girls were eleven-and-a-half weeks old. They are now two. “Thank God for Irish genes. I was breastfeeding the twins and I’d quickly put them to bed, run to the theatre, slap on make-up and five minutes later, I was on.” For Finucane, burlesque is about thrilling, beautiful performances that celebrate individuality and identity. “I saw an act in Edinburgh once when a beautiful, large young woman did a fan dance to the Hans Christian Andersen song I’m not just an ugly duckling,” she says. “I’m interested in work that says something about who we are and what is possible for us, and if burlesque can make people feel freer and better about themselves at different ages and different sizes, that’s amazing.” Finucane’s next burlesque-influenced performance, the Carnival of Mysteries, will open at the Melbourne International Arts Festival in October. “On an international tour in Rome, I stumbled upon
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a very old exhibition and discovered that the original meaning of the word ‘mysteries’ was to open the eyes rather than the mouth. And so we’ve created a carnival of mysteries that certainly opens the eyes,” she says.
Burlesque with a twist at Burlesque Bar When Lauren Pratt stopped managing restaurants and bars two years ago, she decided to take a risk and open her own bar. In a couple of weeks she’d converted a yuppie-style venue of concrete floors and white walls in Fitzroy into an opulent den of velvet cushions, brocade and antique chandeliers. “It all looked very burlesque and so it became the Burlesque Bar,” she says. It wasn’t long before punters arrived expecting to see live burlesque and so Pratt gathered a retinue of regulars who now provide weekend audiences with a display of classic and macabre burlesque performances on the bar’s chequerboard stage – and often on the bar itself. Audiences are presented with anything from a trained ballet dancer performing a fan dance to Swan Lake with strategically placed “pasties”, to comedy, to a rendition of Take a Little Piece of My Heart performed while chopping up a lamb’s heart. “One woman said it was like being part of a crazed family for a few hours,” says Pratt, 30. Madame Natalia, 29, is the master of ceremonies and is a former preschool teacher, who swapped caring for kids for corsetry. She dons stockings, suspenders, a bustle, gloves and a hat a la Moulin Rouge. “I worked in a theatre-restaurant for a couple of years doing comedy and if you can handle 300 drunken people in that venue there’s nothing the crowd here can
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throw at me that I can’t handle,” she says. Hen’s parties with rhinestones and feathers, and buck’s parties channelling Al Capone are regulars, but so are couples, singles, city dwellers and suburbanites. “A guy is coming here for his 60th birthday in a few weeks’ time. His daughter has arranged it,” says Natalia. “We get a lot of women in the audience and while you get one or two pouting and looking unimpressed, most of them love it because they see the women on stage are empowered. Burlesque is not stripping ... we’ve had nights when the performers don’t take one thing off. Then, the audience gets quite angry. I’ve had to jump in and do a strip myself and then you feel that collective sigh of relief. “But I remember after one show a woman said to me, ‘I thought you had to have a perfect body to do burlesque but your arse is like mine!’ I’m honest about how I create my body. There’s a lot of help from three pairs of stockings and a whalebone corset.”
The search for Miss Burlesque Australia Jac Bowie has been running a booking agency specialising in burlesque performers since 2005. She’s now in the midst of running this year’s Miss
Burlesque Australia contest. After receiving hundreds of applications, the field was narrowed to 60 finalists across six states. The grand final will be held in Sydney on October 8 at the Enmore Theatre. “The level of interest has been incredible. There are people new to burlesque, some who are highly experienced and a lot of ex-showgirls,” Bowie says. “At auditions for our shows I see girls as young as 18 and upwards to almost 50 who want to perform burlesque. They’re of all shapes, backgrounds and sizes.” “Melburnians have really taken hold of burlesque, being such an art-infused and cabaret-loving city,” she says. “There are a lot of versatile performers and a huge selection of different styles and Melbourne performers and audiences are open to pushing the boundaries.”
From the circus to the burlesque club circuit Nyree Camden, 27, aka Miss Strawberry Siren, has been honing her performance, perfecting her make-up and overseeing the props and costume she hopes will see her to the final of Miss Burlesque Australia 2010. Camden has been performing since she was four, when she started dance before moving to gymnastics. By 11, she was with the Flying Fruit Fly Circus and when she left the circus at 19 she won a role in the stage production of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. “But during the show in Perth I suffered a serious neck injury and at the end of the night I was carted off in an ambulance,” she says matter-of-factly. “I was the show’s aerialist and had my hands in a loop on a track that ran above the stage. I had to spin across the stage but there was a rigging fault and instead of moving forward I was pulled back into the tracking and
crashed my head. I almost broke my neck.” Camden had to take office jobs while her neck recovered – frustrating for someone who lived for the stage. She found her refuge in burlesque four years ago. “It was glamorous and a way for me to be on stage again. I could train a few hours a week and it wouldn’t interfere with my neck injury,” she says. “And I’d always been comfortable in a bikini.” Camden is a popular fixture in Melbourne’s burlesque scene and incorporates classic burlesque with her acrobatic and circus abilities. She spends about three hours a day polishing her routines, preparing for gigs. “At the moment I do an aerial ring routine where I do a slight strip and a routine in pasties and undies with circus work and acrobatics like a cartwheel,” she says. She devises a new act three or four times a year and says it can cost about $1200 a time to buy the appropriately themed costumes and props. “Costumes are important. You go that extra step to get that extra bit of sparkle,” she says. “I spend about three hours getting ready – putting in the hot rollers, doing my nails and make-up, putting on my lashes, getting my clothes ready. I enjoy going from jeans and a T-shirt to showgirl. “Growing up I was never allowed to have a Barbie doll but mum did let me have a Strawberry Shortcake doll and people used to call me Little Miss Strawberry Shortcake. So Strawberry Siren came out of that.” One of Camden’s favourite acts is her homage to the Redheads match girl. “I have an outfit, a tray of matches and I do tricks with fire and fire eating. And at the end, I reveal my Redheads match girl tattoo that I had done specifically for the act. That’s dedication!” \
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MOUNT AVOCA MERLOT 2008 (Pyrenees) $25; 13.5% a/v ★★★★
Food match: Beef tagine with prunes
There’s good value to be had in all of the ’08 Mount Avoca reds. This example has a touch of cabernet and cabernet franc to add extra complexity, and the typical aromas of red berries, roses, mocha oak, tobacco, muscatels and dried herbs you expect from merlot. There’s excellent character in this wine. It’s medium-bodied with fruitcake, plum and blackberry flavours and silky, velvet tannins. KATNOOK ESTATE MERLOT 2008 (Coonawarra) $40; 13.5% a/v ★★★★
Food match: Cassoulet
This spent 23 months in oak, 40 per cent of which was new. There is evident mocha oak among complex layers of aromas, which include red fruits, tobacco, sap and roses. It’s bright purple-red in colour, medium-bodied with fine-grained tannins and a lovely mouthfeel. Flavours include spicy plum pudding, blackcurrant and dried herbs. There’s persistent length, too, and a nice coffee finish. CAPITAL WINES THE BACKBENCHER MERLOT 2008 (Canberra) $25; 13.2% a/v ★★★★½
Food match: Beef Wellington
reasons lately. It was cruelly bagged by the character Miles in the film Sideways a few years ago and it was portrayed (with tongue firmly planted in cheek) as the drink of the rich and famous in the TV series The OC. In fact, I think the last bottle of merlot I bought was when a group of us got together to watch the final episode of that much-underrated TV show. I remember being disappointed by the wine and the series' ending. Merlot had dropped off my radar as a straight varietal since that night but I’ve been surprised by the quality of some of the merlot – at all price points – I have tried lately. It’s making a comeback in our household – and, hopefully, around Australia, too. Merlot is one of the six noble grapes (the others are sauvignon blanc, riesling, chardonnay, pinot noir and cabernet sauvignon), and it is the most widely planted grape in its home region of Bordeaux. In fact, in southern France, Italy and Spain, the word “merlot” means “young blackbird”, but it’s not known if the name came from the dark-blue colour of the grape when it’s ripe or because of the blackbird’s fondness for the grapes. Merlot is used as a straight varietal and as a blender. In blends it’s often used in the “Bordeaux blend”, along with cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, malbec and petit verdot. As a straight wine, merlot is a bit of a chameleon and, depending on where it’s grown, can be made into different styles: soft, fruit-driven and smooth with few tannins (in America this easy-drinking style is
often referred to as “red chardonnay”); elegant with a more-solid tannic structure and higher acidity; and a gutsy, bold, tannic style made with a similar profile of cabernet sauvignon. This profile range helps to make merlot handy at the dinner table, too. The gutsier styles can be matched with foods that traditionally would go well with cabernet sauvignon – lamb and rich vegetable dishes. Softer examples, especially from cooler climates where there is higher acidity, pair well with dishes that suit pinot noir – think mushrooms, risottos and radicchio. Fruitier, light-bodied styles match well with dishes such as salmon or scallops wrapped in prosciutto. Areas that seem to be doing merlot well in Australia at the moment are Coonawarra, Canberra, Orange, Adelaide Hills and southern WA. So, if merlot’s been off your radar recently, it’s worth more than a sideways glance next time you walk past the merlot aisle at your local bottleshop. \
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I really like Blue Poles’ wines – they are immaculately made and ooze character. And they are invariably good value. This has complex aromas of raspberry, rose petals, eucalypt, chocolate and a hint of coffeeinfused oak. It’s medium-bodied, with fine-grained tannins well balanced with flavours of blackberry, plum and tobacco and persistent length. This blossomed after a couple of hours in the decanter. 5★ OUTSTANDING 4★ REALLY GOOD 3★ GOOD 2★ OK 1★ NOT WORTH IT
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Merlot plays an important role in blends with cabernet sauvignon. A lot of straight cabernets leave a flavour hole in the middle of the palate, which can be filled in by mixing in some merlot. Think of it as being like a doughnut. The cabernet is the ring around the outside of your tongue and the merlot is the jam in the middle.
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was the last time you had a glass of WHEN merlot? For me, it’s been a while. It’s picked up an undeserved reputation for all the wrong
The back label says: “Merlot has always taken a back seat to more favourable wines”, hence its Backbencher name. This is pushing for a frontbench portfolio. Roses, red berries, mixed spices and leather float up from the glass and draw you back for another cheeky sniff. Generous flavours of fruitcake, blackcurrant, tobacco and mocha oak roll across the tongue like silk, with fine-grained tannins playing a supporting role.
PENOLA ESTATE MERLOT 2008 (Coonawarra) $13; 13.5% a/v ★★★★ Food match: Pork-and-fennel sausages This wine is exclusive to Vintage Cellars. It’s a fruit-forward wine, both on the nose and on the palate, but at the price it’s quite the bargain. This smells of redcurrants, muscatels and coffee, with sappy notes. It’s bright purple-red, with flavours of plums, rhubarb and dried herbs, with a faint tannic grip. There’s quite a bit of character here, which helps it stand above the pack of sub-$15 merlots.
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ome streets in Melbourne are strictly for young people, and Brunswick Street is one of them. So a woman of my age had no business being there after midnight on Saturday, trailing up and down in ridiculous shoes trying to find a taxi. Who did I think I was – Asher Keddie? Fitzroy lost its rock’n’roll soul years ago, and now it’s a Saturday-night destination for large groups of neatly dressed and quite pissed 20-year-olds. So I was sticking out like a sore thumb, waving at every taxi. And I was thinking about Fitzroy in the good old days – before everything became an authentic pizza joint. So here’s the thing: rich people are drawn to certain places because they’re cool, then someone has this bright idea to put in an organic deli that also sells coffee, because that’s what rich people like, and pretty soon the rents go up and the cool people whom the rich people moved in to hang out with move to the next suburb, and the cycle continues. It’s how East St Kilda became the new St Kilda, and it’s happening right now in West Preston. Mark my words – the homeware shops are the death knell of cool destinations. Once they move in, you know it’s time to move to Coburg. If this continues, Lower Templestowe will soon be the new hot spot. Imagine a world that
counts Blackburn as a place to be seen. And all those funky art-school types will be smoking their hip little ciggies outside the coffee shops in Ivanhoe. Not. Anyway, it’s a bit of a mixed blessing to have Asher Keddie and those good-lookers from Offspring trawling around Fitzroy, in and out of the Black Cat and that great pub that’s hard to find and now everyone will be trying to find it. But soon there’ll be consequences for Fitzroy because of all this new TV fame. The Secret Life of Us totally ruined St Kilda – afterwards it was swelling with kids from the suburbs pretending to play soccer on the green and drunk British backpackers looking for Claudia Karvan before they jump on the Neighbours bus. Don’t get me wrong – I love Asher Keddie. She can walk up and down my street any day. And those gorgeous plump cheeks make it a real effort for her to smile, so she really does uptight well. I love that. But I think she’s more Prahran than Fitzroy, and if she actually lives in that warehouse conversion I imagine most of her doctor’s salary would be eaten up by the mortgage. Of course, it is only in TV land that a whole family can afford to live in various lovely terraces within walking distance of each other and a good pub, and not really work that much.
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Except for Asher Keddie, who works all the time and never sleeps and still looks amazing. But I do wonder what’s going to happen to Fitzroy now someone’s decided to put it on national TV. If Saturday night was any indication, I think it’s already started to go to the heads of all the barmen. In those good old days I was talking about, Fitzroy barmen were always happy to be there. They knew which side their bread was buttered. Free drinks, free bands, plus all the girls drinking were there for a reason – them. These days the barmen seem to be so cross about being there and extremely over serving people. And people with good money shouldn’t have to wait 90 minutes for dinner. I’ve gotten on rides at Disneyland faster than I managed to get a chardy on Saturday night at The Standard. In a perfect Fitzroy world, there would be good-looking, happy barmen, and clean tables at the Black Cat, and I’d be dressed up in Asher Keddie’s wardrobe, listening to Eddie Perfect gigging barefoot in all the bars. Now that would be cool. \
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Pierre Joseph Wallaert (French, 1753 - circa 1812) Harbour Scene, Oil on canvas, 95 x 120cm Estimate: $12,000 - 18,000 (consigned for October Sunday Art Auction)
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Peter Frangoulis didn’t dare to expect the CAFÉ success that’s come his way since he opened Dukes Coffee Roasters just over a year ago. He knew the Windsor area wasn’t quite as upmarket as the “top” end of Chapel Street, but there was still plenty of quality competition. Now his coffee house is the one with the queues out the door and his following is loyal and regular. Dukes is Frangoulis’ third café, and his first roasting venture. He bought a 15-kilogram Joper roaster from Portugal and began learning all he could. For the first six to eight months, things were quiet. The café now offers a house blend and two single-origin coffees daily and Frangoulis has built a proficient team of baristas who understand his vision and work comfortably with his product. The eclectic Windsor crowd has appreciated his efforts, and the roomy, brightly lit, timber-lined space is busy on weekdays and packed on weekends. Experimentation with syphon coffee has been interesting, says Frangoulis. Some customers are keen to tackle something new but most are happier
with a classic espresso. He’s running one single-origin coffee through the syphon daily and hoping the trend will grow. Six years in the hospitality BARISTA industry prepared Shrian Bhagwandas (pictured) somewhat for his
role as a barista at this frantic-paced coffee house – but he never foresaw how his skill and knowledge could bloom. Bhagwandas, one of the original members of the Dukes crew, honed his skills in the early days, when things were quieter. Now he works in a tight-knit team of baristas. The challenge of learning about flavour profiles and espresso extraction techniques has inspired him and he’s developed an interest in coffee art, too. This down-to-earth barista is comfortable with the customers who want that little bit extra and the hordes who simply queue for their daily caffeine hit. \
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SIP THIS DUKES COFFEE ROASTERS 169 Chapel Street, Windsor Phone: 9521 4884 Barista: Shrian Bhagwandas Coffee: Dukes Barista’s choice: ¾ flat white
The chalkboard above the timber-beam-lined counter at Dukes features coffees and tasting notes from Rwanda, Kenya, Indonesia, Guatamala, El Salvador and more. Beside it, syphons, plungers, pour-over cups and accessories are lined up for sale on shelves, while on the terrazzo-look polished-concrete floors below, proficient, obliging staff glide between timber tables and padded black banquettes, delivering the good-looking results of the display above. A house-blend flat white will be subtle and nutty, without a hint of acidity, while an espresso, regardless of bean of choice, will be viscous and well put together. Food choices here are inventive and attract a ravenous, arty crowd.
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t seemed like a good idea and a couple of my friends were doing it and they seemed to like it and didn’t mind being mocked for wearing lycra, and the coffee afterwards sounded fun and I was reasonably fit and … well, that’s how I ended up early on a Saturday morning doing the Hell Ride on Beach Road with 6000 others. So there I was, going along happily on the bike I’d borrowed from a mate, sort of vaguely keeping up with the pack of heaving and puffing cyclists taking it all Very Seriously Indeed and feeling only slightly ridiculous wearing those “cleat” shoes and my mate’s discarded lycra shorts and this guy behind me yells: “Get out of the way!” What? Why? I’m not in anyone’s way and if I am, ride round me, you – as Dustin Hoffman’s character in Tootsie said to her sexist television director – macho shithead. I got to Black Rock and turned for home – and that coffee. But halfway back I stopped because the bay at Brighton was this cobalt blue, stunning, and I stopped to admire it. God it was beautiful. The packs heaved past. Was it at that point that I realised I liked looking at water more than road cycling? That it wasn’t for me? No, that realisation came on Punt Road riding home half an hour later. I approached the lights and pulled up next to a car and then forgot which foot I had taken out of which cleat. Wearing shoes locked into a bike means your brain has to be reasonably on the money, especially if you’re in traffic. I ended up slowly crashing to the ground, almost kissing the car’s tyre. Sometimes you have to go through some pain to know yourself. So I don’t share the love. But, boy, so many others do. Cycling is a phenomenon. More than 1.9 million Australians are involved in recreational bike riding. More bikes are sold in Australia than cars. Cycling’s the new golf – except it’s a coffee afterwards, not a beer, and it ends at 9am, if you want it to. Cycling’s got the lot. It’s family-friendly. It’s great exercise. It’s social. And it’s the chance for gadget-obsessed cyclists to spend a lot of money on accessories. His brethren might lapse into unattractive road rage, but Steve Bracks, as any Victorian would know, is a gentleman on and off the bike. And he understands all the fine qualities about cycling – he’s a devotee, cycling 70 kilometres every Saturday morning at 6.30am and 40 kilometres on Wednesday mornings. “We’re back at 9am,” he says. “It’s not a whole-day pursuit. Can be if it’s a large tour. It’s social. When you’re riding with five or six, you talk to each of the people more than once. I’m sure that happens in golf as well. I used to swim. Doesn’t happen so much in swimming. It’s hard to talk when you’re looking at a line at the bottom of a pool. A lot of people would have withdrawal symptoms if they just rode and went home and didn’t stop and have a coffee.” The cycling is doing him good. In his Treasury Place office Bracks is a man in great shape at, it befalls me to say, the age of 55. I tell him he looks very fit. Most middle-aged men at that point would say, “Do you think?” but the modesty we saw during his eight years as premier kicks in. “I don’t want you to misrepresent to your readers. I’m not very fit. I’m reasonably fit.” Cycling could be about to enjoy another mini-boom
and heavy media buzz with the arrival next month of the world’s best riders for the 2010 UCI Road World Championships. The 70-year-old event is one of the most coveted prizes in cycling. The five-day event will feature cyclists from about 50 countries and attract 300,000 spectators at the event and a global television audience of 200 million (the Tour de France attracts around a billion viewers, Bracks says). Network Ten successfully bid for the television rights, negotiated by Bracks. With Australia’s involvement there are some significant landmarks. It is only the sixth time the race has been hosted outside Europe – it is able to be held outside Europe once every seven years, according to the rules of the UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale).
“The exciTemenT is unbelievable. everyThing sTops for iT …”
It is the first time Australia has hosted a world championship, the first time the event has been held in the southern hemisphere and the first time in the history of the championship it will be starting in one city and going to another (it starts at Federation Square and concludes with some circuits in Geelong, spanning eight hours). In the hierarchy of cycling events it sits alongside the Tour de France, the Tour of Spain and the Giro d’Italia. It is one of the few world championship events where riders ride for their country rather than for sponsors. “It’s an enormous honour to have this event,” Bracks says. “It will be the biggest cycling event Australia has ever seen. It’s probably the only time it will ever happen. Maybe in 40 or 50 years we will get it again. It’s quite appropriate (that we host) given that we have produced such great cyclists for indoor and outdoor events.” Bracks last year attended the event at Mendrisio on the Swiss-Italian border. “You have to see it to believe it in Europe,” Bracks says of the event. “The excitement is unbelievable. Everything stops for it, great celebrations
before and after, a great festival atmosphere.” As a passionate road cyclist, Bracks is aware of the tension – and often open hostility – between motorists and cyclists. He says Australia is “somewhere in between Europe and the US” in mutual respect between motorists and cyclists. “If you go to Europe cyclists are everywhere; it’s well regarded and the esteem in which cycling is held is enormous and motorists have a great respect for cyclists.” In the US less so, and here it’s a slow climb towards mutual tolerance. I say to Bracks how often you see cyclists going through red lights and other ridiculous behaviour, which does so much to damage the reputation of cyclists. “Correct,” he says. “We’ve just got to clamp down on that. It’s not good enough for cyclists to say motorists get too close to them and (don’t give) them space on the road. It’s just not acceptable to go through a red light and there needs to be more scrutiny, more people who are apprehended and charged so that we can have a better understand of the respect that each has for each other. “Respect comes with adopting the same set of rules. I think that’s happening more and more. I think there’s a majority of cyclists equally condemning of those who break the rules; but those who break the rules obviously get more publicity. We’re at a transition stage.” I mention the macho culture on Beach Road, which I’d witnessed. “I think that’s a minority,” he says. “It was obviously highlighted publicly through a dreadful incident on the Hell Ride (in 2006) in which a pedestrian was killed. I think it’s a minority and it’s certainly been clamped down on since. There’s an understanding that you have to break up some of the big groups. You shouldn’t ride more than two abreast. If you’re in a peloton (a group of riders bunched together) you talk to each other and indicate what’s happening, car back, car in front, if you need to go single file. That etiquette is now almost de rigeur.” I asked Bracks if he believed cyclists should be registered. “I don’t think that’s necessary at this stage. You want to keep an open mind for the future. You don’t want to put restrictions on through a cost on people’s participation in cycling. I don’t think there’s a strong enough case for it at this stage.” If cyclists knew they would lose licence points from poor decisions, just as motorists do, could that improve behaviour? “It could, but let’s try peer pressure, by cyclists controlling other cyclists,” he says. “Let’s have more education campaigns.” Bracks believes Melbourne is a safe place to cycle and it is the responsibility of the cyclist to ride in safe areas. “More and more you are seeing the shoulders of roads, which are so important to cyclists, have been improved and maintained, and some lined. As new roadworks are done, it’s been mandated that there would be a cycle way within the way, a line drawn and a shoulder prepared and that’s happening more and more.” He says the best way forward is for all states and
THE SPOkESMAn Cycling’s not for everyone, as PETER WILMOTH found out. But passionate cyclist and former Victorian premier Steve Bracks is putting the final touches to the biggest international cycling event Australia has seen.
councils to ensure a well maintained shoulder involving a painted line. “My view is that the best system is to use the same road. You don’t need a concrete barrier. In some areas of very high density there’d be a case for it. Cyclists want to go on the same roads as cars because roads pick the best possible gradient and the shortest point between A and B. If you want the ideal it’s to colour the side of the road or (put down) cycle stencils to delineate that shoulder.” Steve Bracks stood down as Victoria’s premier in 2007, saying he could no longer commit to the job 100 per cent, as well as giving family reasons. He was at the top of his game, and the announcement was a surprise. His decision followed a drunken smash in Williamstown that year by his then 20-year-old son Nick, after which Nick was banned from driving for 15 months.
“Reasonably fit”: Former Premier Steve Bracks rides the wave of Australia’s cycling boom. (EAMOn GAllAGhER)
f Mark Latham is a prime example of what can happen to a politician after politics – a sad and undignified story and a man expediently enabled by the Nine Network giving in to its basest motivations – then Bracks has become the benchmark for how to leave politics: go out on top and don’t look back. “There’s no rule book here,” he says. “I felt, after several terms and eight years as premier, with a group that was still talented and able, a state that was being run well, it was the time to move on. “The profession in which I spent my life, politics, public life, is littered with tragedy, of people being forced out for one of three reasons – losing an election, being dumped by your own party and going out because of a scandal. “I wanted to set myself a goal of trying to move on when things were going well and when I had the capacity to do other things. The circumstances were good for me. I was very fortunate in that respect. “Leaving when things were going well wasn’t that easy. Politics is adrenaline. It really motivates you significantly, the contest of ideas, the contest of winning people over, persuading, arguing. It’s a really high-adrenaline occupation. “When things are going well you don’t want to leave it so it took a lot of soul searching to make the decision. My soul searching was something around ‘this is going to end at some time. Have I achieved what I wanted to achieve to date to make that decision myself or not?’ ” Nick’s issues were significant in his decision. “Nick wasn’t the reason I left, but it helped me, when those events happened, to decide to clarify whether that was the right time. I didn’t want to burden him with an outcome when I decided to leave ...” Bracks was also concerned about leaving his government in good shape, ensuring a smooth succession to John Brumby. “I felt I owed it to the Labor Party,” he says. Bracks now advises East Timor Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao on governance issues. “I like it enormously and I find it rewarding to see the country develop and to try and assist him in the decisions that he wants to make and help bring in the right people to support that.” If all cyclists were as courteous and gentlemanly as Steve Bracks, the brethren’s reputation would skyrocket and the roads would be a much safer and happier place. If that bloke who screamed at me to get out of his way is reading this, don’t worry, buddy, you’re safe because I’ve hung up the cleats. But maybe, if you see our ex-premier on the road, and you are able to see through your angry eyes, you should take a few cues from him. \
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I have come across many primers in my time and currently the Divina Argan Gold Primer has to be one of my favourites. Beautifully formulated and packaged, it has a touch of bling to bring out that hint of a diva in you. We can expect great things from this brand – stay tuned.
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Use a talent scout is nearly one year since we took the plunge, braved IT the chilly winds of the global financial crisis, and opened our little suburban bookshop. In that time we’ve
observed many common book-buying traits among our bookworm customers. For a start, they love a winner; in the days that followed the announcement of Hilary Mantel’s 2009 Booker Prize win for Wolf Hall, for example, sales took off. Our visitors are also keen readers of book reviews and if a book has received critical praise they will make the investment, even if the subject matter takes them out of their reading comfort zone. Many of our customers also belong to book clubs. One older reader told me recently that her gang of ladies had been meeting for nearly 40 years. “We’ve lost a couple of members along the way,’’ she said sadly. I told her that in 2011 my own book club will celebrate 20 years. “Ah, young pups,’’ she laughed, then asked whether I had in stock her group’s latest prescribed text – Alex Miller’s Lovesong (the winner of this year’s Age book of the year, and a must-read for all local book groups). One of the most frequently asked questions is: can you recommend a good book for my book club? “Has your group tried The Slap/Olive Kitteridge/Lovesong/ Wolf Hall/The Elegance of the Hedgehog/Jasper Jones/ Water for Elephants/The Book Thief?’’ we offer. Some thoughtful choosing follows, prompting us to wonder: if this happens all the time in our little shop, it must surely be happening in other independent stores across the city.
Which means that across Melbourne each week there must be hundreds of book club meetings being held in the living rooms, restaurants, bars and, in our own shop’s instance, the after-hours bookshop space . In May we decided to assist our visitors with their book club choices by publishing a monthly “book club recommendations’’ list. It includes those new fiction releases we think might provide rigorous discussion among readers, and has now become a sought-after add-on to visitors’ purchases. You don’t have to own a bookshop to come up with a list like the one below. Maybe a member of your group might like to take on the role of the official “new-release talent scout’’, research new books then provide snapshot reviews and plot summaries for the group to mull over. If you don’t have a book club, consider starting one, or joining an interactive online group such as the ABC’s First Tuesday Book Club or other Australian-based groups such as The Big Book Club. Or you could just rip out our list of suggested new-ish titles, take it along to your next club night and test the waters. Good luck. \
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Book club suggestions LOVESONG by Alex Miller $26.99 (Allen and Unwin) BROOKLYN by Colm Toibin $22.99 (Picador) MR ROSENBLUM’S LIST by Natasha Solomons $29.95 (Hachette) THE CHILDREN’S BOOK by A. S. Byatt $24.95 (Vintage) TRUTH by Peter Temple ($23.95 Text Publishing) SOLAR by Ian McEwan $32.95 (Jonathan Cape) TRESPASS by Rose Tremain $32.95 (Chatto and Windus) ROOM by Emma Donoghue $32.95 (Picador) LET THE GREAT WORLD SPIN by Colum McCann $22.99 (Bloomsbury) TINKERS by Paul Harding $24.95 (Windmill)
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THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE by Stieg Larsson $24.95 (Quercus)
This new edition of the second in Stieg Larsson’s Milennium series has just been released with a movie tie-in cover. It begins with the murder of young journalist Dag Svensson and his girlfriend Mia, the author of a thesis on Sweden’s sex-trafficking industry. With the assistance of Larsson’s hero journalist Mikael Blomkvist, Dag was working on a series of exposé articles based on Mia’s findings. Blomkvist and his cyber-hacking sidekick, the odd but brilliant Lisbeth Salander, work together to solve the murders and, in true Stieg fashion, meet a few scary characters along the way.
SALADES by Damien Pignolet $59.95 (Lantern)
Sydney chef Damien Pignolet’s new book pays homage to the salad and the many beautiful ingredients available through Australia’s vast network of growers and suppliers. “Composing any dish ... calls for a clear understanding of what constitutes balance,’’ writes Pignolet. Balance is vital to a good salad, and we applaud the creativity and flair shown in this superb hardback. Color images and easy-to-follow recipes make this one a must for spring/summer cooking. A book to give, or to keep close to you in the warmer months ahead.
THE DEFENCE OF THE REALM; THE AUTHORIZED HISTORY OF MI5 by Christopher Andrew $29.95 (Penguin)
Historian Christopher Andrew’s excellent The Defence of the Realm carries the kicker line “the authorised history of MI5’’, but this is not a sanitised view of the British government’s key security service, and anyone interested in international espionage will find this a good read. The book starts with MI5’s creation in 1909, primarily as a response to increased German espionage activity. It traces the organisation’s evolution through two world wars, the Cold War, the Northern Ireland conflict and international terrorism. The Independent declared the book to be “a valuable and important contribution to our understanding of the 20th century’’.
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“One of the great benefits to making art is that in working visually, your mind is free to take in all audio. Over the past few years I’ve enjoyed audio books, and have listened my way through many absorbing narratives, from Tim Flannery’s The Weather Makers to Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Alexandre Dumas’ The Count of Monte Cristo was an unexpected favourite. They keep me rooted to the spot, focused on the task at hand. In spite of being spoilt with audio books, I’ve always a book at hand. Right now it’s Moby Dick, which I’m savouring slowly. It’s such an unexpectedly strange book, unlike anything I’d imagined it to be. It’s the kind of book that demands time and distillation, and yet it never bores or alienates. ‘’
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DvD BeiNg HUmAN \ SerieS 1 AND 2 (roADSHow) As premises go, it’s hard to find one more ridiculous than that of this edgy BBC TV series. A werewolf, a ghost and a vampire agree to share a flat in Bristol and pretend to be human. In theory, it’s a deeply cynical piece of thinking on the part of the producers, milking the current vogue for all things supernatural (“We could have one of each!”) and splicing on some angsty ‘yoof’ drama. In practice, it’s one of the best British shows of the decade. Being Human’s chief success is to keep the fantasy firmly rooted in a recognisable, urban reality. The protagonists’ varied supernatural abilities are treated as disabilities instead of superpowers, impediments to each doing the sort of things most of us take for granted – working, drinking and, well, shagging. Ghost Annie doesn’t spend her days spooking the unwary, she spends them compulsively making cups of tea she can’t drink. Werewolf George just wants a girlfriend, while vampire Mitchell is trying to get off the booze – or blood, if you prefer. The first series doesn’t always hit the perfect balance between character drama and supernatural thriller, but its follow-up is as tense as it is touching and as funny as it is brutal. The DVD bumper-pack (also available on Blu-ray) comes with an impressive array of extras, but sadly missing is the pilot episode that inspired it all. Given all but one of the regulars was recast, its omission is understandable, but some fans will be left wanting. That aside, it’s a great package for a great series and the perfect excuse to acquaint, or reacquaint, ourselves with some wonderfully real – and equally unreal – characters.
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If the pop gods believe in justice, the major-label debut from this Melbourne five-piece is going to be everywhere come summer. The independently-released Listen to Little Red managed to gatecrash the charts back in 2008, but the unashamed poppiness of its
follow-up sees the band aiming for the big time. This is big, commercial music that refuses to trade idiosyncrasies for blandness, as ready for stadiums as it is the East Brunswick Club. This is a major act announcing their arrival proper. That’s not to say it’s perfect. Around the halfway point the album develops an unfortunate tendency towards parody, beginning with a bizarre detour into Northern Soul on Place Called Love. It’s a big, stomping song owing no small debt to Love Potion No. 9, but lays on the cheese far too thickly for anyone’s health. Most worryingly, the sudden change of direction and vocalist provides a genuine check-the-iPod moment, breaking a seamless run of perfect pop hybrids and threatening to mark the group more as competent magpies than joyful fusionists. On the other hand, such attempts at variety are to be applauded. There’s a thrilling confidence here that, for the most part, takes direction from the best and brightest and still ends up somewhere new. Recent reference points include Vampire Weekend, Daft Punk and the Drums, laced with an uncomplicated, shameless ’80s pop sensibility. Slow Motion is part Coldplay, part Electronic and part theme tune to The Greatest American Hero, while Little Bit of Something owes as much to Bruce Springsteen as it does the Beach Boys. There have been – and will be – more important, worthy albums released this year, but few this instantly and impressively enjoyable. Say hello to Little Red. Chances are we’ll be hearing a lot more from them.
FiLm THe DiSAPPeArANCe oF ALiCe CreeD \ rATeD r, oPeNS SePTemBer 9 oN LimiTeD reLeASe Shifting loyalties and power plays make for a tense thriller in this feature debut from English director J. Blakeson. The opening scenes, in which rich girl Alice (Gemma Arterton) is kidnapped, bound, gagged and stripped naked, promise a dark and brutal 90 minutes, on par with recent misogynist-a-thon The Killer Inside Me. But, mercifully, all is not as it seems, with the first of many twists soon adding a blackly comic edge that keeps bleak, exploitative horror at bay. Remarkably, it’s easy to miss the utter lack of cast beyond our three protagonists, as Blakeson expertly twists his plot and our sympathies to sustain tension throughout. By film’s end, we’re not wondering who will survive so much as whom we want safe. Sharp, surprising and more than slightly nerve-racking, The Disappearance of Alice Creed is proof a good thriller needn’t rely on big bucks and bangs. This is three people in a room – and it’s one hell of a ride.
DANCe mix TAPe \ CHUNKy move STUDioS, 11 STUrT STreeT, SoUTHBANK, SePTemBer 7-11 AT 8Pm, SePTemBer 11 AT 2Pm The latest performance from Melbourne studio Chunky Move arrives as part of its Next Move series, showcasing the work of emerging dance artists. Soundtracked by an eclectic collection of tunes including the work of Bob Dylan, Joanna Newsom and Gil Scott-Heron, Mix Tape examines the importance and manifestation of love in our daily lives. Recorded interviews help give the piece a personal feel, musing on loving and losing. Choreographer Stephanie Lake has toured internationally and worked with many of Australia’s top dance companies. Recently she orchestrated a “mob dance” in the Bourke Street Mall. \
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McNamarraâ€™s brand CLAIRE HALLIDAY meets a talented young classical pianist.
t first glance, the linking of Jennifer McNamarra with anything remotely tumultuous seems as dichotomous as black and white. She was born in Ulverstone, a 10,000-strong town in the north-west coast of Tasmania, where a miniature railway and a hop farm are regarded (on a tourism website) as two of the regionâ€™s main attractions. As she grew up, her Filipina mother and Australian father strived to provide as much as possible for her and her younger brother. â€œMy mum had always wanted to learn to play the piano but growing up in a Third World country, it wasnâ€™t possible for her. I think she transferred that dream to me.â€? While her parentsâ€™ efforts played their part in sending classical pianist McNamarra across the world â€“ undertaking studies in France, Germany and Switzerland â€“ she has now traded globe-trotting for a life in Melbourne. She works as a part-time French tutor for Victorian College of the Arts singing students wanting guidance on projecting their operatic vowels, teaches piano to a small group of children at a music school in Surrey Hills and, when sheâ€™s not at church each Sunday, fills her time politely juggling her six-hours-a-day piano practice regime with the comings and goings of her East St Kilda housemates.
Ask her to name her favourite piece of classical music and sheâ€™ll tell you itâ€™s Robert Schumannâ€™s Sonata in G Minor, opus 22 â€“ a piece written by a composer well known for his tumult. â€œEmotionally, itâ€™s very raw,â€? McNamarra says of the music she learnt while studying for her graduate diploma of music at the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music in 2001. â€œIâ€™ve got a very good life but for some reason I connect with that piece. All the music I play gets to me but itâ€™s just a very passionate piece of music. I think I am a passionate person. Iâ€™m fortunate, as a musician, I have a way to express that.â€? Between September 6 and 11, she will be expressing herself through its notes as a finalist at the Australian National Piano Award in Shepparton â€“ one of just 13 pianists (four are from Victoria) selected to vie for the $20,000 first prize. Note to those far removed from the classical scene: this is significant. The awards began 20 years ago with the support of key arts benefactors, including Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, and remains, for classical Australian pianists under the age of 35, the countryâ€™s most prestigious prize. â€œIâ€™ve found itâ€™s been a good thing,â€? says McNamarra of her inclusion in the biennial competition that is
played to live audiences over six days and nights. â€œItâ€™s been quite validating. I didnâ€™t think it would bother me one way or the other but I guess any artist will say that itâ€™s very nice to have your work heard by someone else and have them recognise something in you. I think I judge my own performance quite harshly.â€? Itâ€™s a brand of personal critique that McNamarra learnt from the greats. After studies in Hobart and time
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with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, McNamarra took part in the Australian Academy of Music master course series, eventually settling in France to continue studies under the tutelage of Cecile Ousset and Odile Poisson. “In Australia, when you want to give someone a criticism … you’ll start off with the nice bit then softly, gently, on eggshells, get to the bit that wasn’t good. In France, they’d just tell you straight out. ‘What are you doing to me?’ That kind of thing. It wasn’t what you’d call a positive teaching technique but I think I needed the jolt. I needed someone to light a fire under me,” she says. “When the dust had settled on that, what it forced me to do was to think about what I wanted to say with music. It was invaluable. My teachers were workers themselves, and they expected me to work.” So how did McNamarra get to be taught in France? She was part of a Tasmanian community choir group when life took a surprising turn. A wealthy couple who had known her through the choir and who were great benefactors to the local arts and sciences offered to sponsor her. For almost three years, airfares, rent, grocery funds and tuition fees were all covered. “They gave me a credit card with my own name attached,” she says. “Looking back, it was amazingly generous.” The generosity did unleash a new freedom but it came with its own concerns. “Looking back, it is something to be entered into with caution. These people were really great with me but perhaps it was a bit too easy for me. I felt very privileged to have that sponsorship and almost like an impostor. I didn’t win that money, didn’t have to write grant applications, didn’t have to compete for it. It just came to me. It was hard to cut the apron strings. I’d become a bit dependent. They said, ‘We’re cutting this off now and you’re going to be on your own two feet and you probably will go broke, but you’ll be fine’. They were right,” she says. “When I went back (to Europe) the second time – to Glasgow – I did it on my own. I got a job and I struggled a bit, but in a sense I felt much more free. What can happen is that you can begin to feel obliged to a lot of people. When you’re an artistic person, progress doesn’t just happen, progress is not a straight line. You need to sometimes chill out and renew.” During that time, McNamarra played in a four-piece tango band for the Glasgow Tango Society, lived and worked in a backpacker's hostel, discovered a love for abstract painting, toured primary schools with Scottish Opera Education as a music specialist and performed
Passion for piano: Jennifer McNamarra is a finalist in this year's Australian National Piano Award. (ShANNoN MorriS)
in other parts of Britain, as well as in Germany and Holland. If there has been time for any renewal since her shift from Glasgow to Melbourne in 2007, McNamarra has been using it contemplatively, “trying to figure out where I want to go”. To make a success of her life as an actual practitioner, McNamarra says that she needs to think “outside the square”. “That’s the key to being a musician in Australia – especially classical,” she says. “Classical musicians just have to accept that classical music isn’t the only kind of music there is. You have to create your own opportunities. We have to think about other ways of presenting it to people. It doesn’t have to be watered down. It just needs to get out there and be presented in fresh, original ways.” For McNamarra, the breadth of those original ways includes working with friends and putting together a music ensemble that could tour the non-classical festival circuits. “Now that I’m 31, I have thought about singing and songwriting as well. You always have to have other things on the go,” she says. “It’s a tiny percentage who make it as concert pianists.”
hile McNamarra seems grounded enough to be aware of her chances, there is something in her unassuming determination, her relentless optimism, that makes you wonder if the odds may really be in her favour … one day. Even the idea of being billeted with a stranger in Shepparton throughout what might be seen as a stressful competition doesn’t seem to worry her. “I love staying in people’s houses,” says McNamarra, who describes herself as both a “people person” and a “loner”. And there’s that dichotomy again. Something black. Something white. “I love being around people,” she says. “But I think you have to be a bit of a loner to be a classical musician – very focused and patient.” So patient that it has taken her almost this long to have her own piano. Her bedroom isn’t huge but neither was the piano's price; it was snapped up for about $3000 when the Melba Conservatorium (now the Dame Nellie Melba Opera Trust) sold off some assets. In Shepparton, she will have the usual worries about the selection and performance of pieces needed for up to four recitals – demonstrating her skills, technique, emotional and intellectual interpretations of four different musical styles (baroque, classic, French impressionistic and contemporary) – but will try to relax into the competition and enjoy the opportunity, no matter what the outcome. Faith is important, says McNamarra, who joins a bass player and a jazz drummer at her Anglican church every six weeks or so, performing for the congregation. No matter the genre, when her fingers are on those keys, McNamarra says “it probably is more the real me”. “Music is just a different form of expression. People probably would see a different side of me.” \
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seven a Week in the liFe \ dominic byrne, little red drank i drank lots of beer, but also had plenty of
lemon and ginger tea, vitamin water and Boost juices.
ate An amazing roast beef and horseradish sandwich from a deli in Albert Park. Also lots of salads, hotel food and pasta.
cooked i love cooking pasta and curries. i make
really intense pasta dishes – usually packed with flavour and fresh herbs including coriander, basil, oregano, cayenne pepper, fresh tomatoes and a dash of sugar.
book The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. best trait i am good at starting conversations. Worst trait i get told i’m unorganised, often run late for things and don’t own a phone, which annoys people.
overheard i overheard the televised election
debate between the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, and the opposition Leader, Tony Abbott. it was so boring. The funniest thing i saw was Abbott on Hey Hey It’s Saturday – it was so bad, i couldn’t believe it.
ear Worm The Beach Boys’ You Still Believe in Me. love song Is This Love? by Bob Marley boUght A new guitar pedal called the Memory
Man plus some new CDs by Tame impala, Animal Collective and Pikelet.
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i don’t own an iPod. i’m a bit slow when it comes to joining the technology craze. i did have an MP3 player that was full of hip-hop and r&B songs. i mostly listen to music via my computer. \ Jane RoCCa email@example.com Little Red’s Midnight Remember is out on September 10 through Liberation Music.
PLASTIC Main: melissa’s Cirque. Below left: Vivienne Westwood’s cherry white high heels for melissa. Below right: Jean Paul Gaultier’s stiletto for melissa.
footwear company melissa® BRAZILIAN has made PVC part of its daily grind since 1979, serving up shoes made entirely from
plastic. What’s more, the innovative shoe designer has teamed with some of fashion’s elite to push its ‘plastic is fantastic’ philosophy to the masses. As part of its winter campaign, melissa worked with Parisian couturier Jean Paul Gaultier and roped in the sultry beauty of burlesque diva Dita Von Teese to model the new range titled Cirque. It was like a fairytale coming to life – the dreamy 10-centimetre chiselled-heel stilettos served in luscious shades of fruity tangerine, olive, brown and ash-tinged black and inspired by a circus theme destined for the dance floor. The plastic shoe is opaque and transparent with strappy detailing, and a metal cigarette heel for added wow factor. According to Gaultier, working with melissa was a worthwhile project, and his fancy range is available in Australia this month: “Working with melissa has been a coup de pied à la mode. I’ve enjoyed the challenge of creating a high-heeled plastic shoe with all the values of my design ethos.” Add to this the fact the shoe manufacturer likes to fragrance its shoes with the smell of bubblegum, and it becomes instantly tempting to want a piece of the plastic pump, even just for curiosity’s sake. In the past, melissa has joined forces with an abundance of designers, including avant-garde fashion martiarch Vivienne Westwood, Alexandre Herchcovitch, furniture designers the Campana Brothers, British stylists J. Maskrey and Judy Blame and Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid. The emphasis is always on the innovative and unusual and designing shoes that are 100 per cent wearable. The aesthetic of the shoe has shifted from architectural genius to futuristic design, always keeping comfort in mind for the consumer. Fans of the shoes include actress Halle Berry (who wore a pair to the Grammy Awards earlier this year) and Paramore’s frontwoman, Hayley Williams. The ever-so-famous peep-toe Lady Dragon shoe designed by Westwood for her Anglomania range is desirable in every shade and still popular a year after it made its debut. From Barrier Reef coral orange with a black love heart (seen on Pamela Anderson) to the beige number with the red heart motif, the shoe is ideal for casual wear or night outings. Singer Katy Perry swears by her Lady Dragon shoes, too. For spring/summer 2010-11, Westwood’s famous peep-toe shoe comes with a new addition, and we think it’s perfect for the racing carnival. Her Lady Dragon heels and signature Three-Strap Elevated style make a comeback with a revamped look and the addition of
cherries on top. It’s a perfect sugar fix without the calories. Also popular for spring/summer is Westwood’s Ultragirl Bow shoe, which returns in new pastel colours (think fairy floss pink) and features a translucent bow, giving a new look to the famous flat. There’s also a new Zen Girl sling-back flat for those who like to cruise closer to the pavement. With a 40-year history in making shoes from 100 per cent recycled plastic, the melissa phenomenon has also been adopted by other designers including Diane von Furstenberg, Roberto Cavalli, Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton. All have been drawn to the jelly-like creations and have tried to mimic the craze in one way or another over the past decade. \
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» www.froc.net.au The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of The Weekly Review.
DEVELOPING OUR CITY
DANIEL TYRRELL brings you practical advice aimed at increasing value in your property. This week he looks at lawns.
selling and want to clear up that dirt patch before the sales campaign begins. It can certainly be overwhelming when faced with the many different varieties of grass in the market, your own individual house’s condition and the role the lawn will need to play for kids, dogs and ongoing maintenance. An ever-impatient consumer society has us wanting things instantly, and an instant lawn is no exception. Fortunately, advances in lawn varieties will allow you to bow out of the pain of defending virgin turf from the prying beaks of the many birds waiting to feast on your lawn seed. Consideration of our water storage and available usage are also of concern – as they should be. Together with our heightened social concern for saving this precious resource, Melburnians’ selection of grass has become crucial.
SO, WHICH VARIETY IS BEST FOR YOUR PATCH MADE IN HEAVEN? FESCUE BLENDS: With sales descriptions noting this
grass as a sun lover, water-saving, hard-wearing and self-repairing, you would conclude that this is the turf for you and our summer. Although a beautiful lawn, we no longer have the water to dump on fescues through the summer. Which is what it needs to look any good. As for its ability to self-repair I give it a two out of 10. These days I wouldn’t recommend these varieties for Melbourne gardens.
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COUCH: A great lawn for those who are prepared for the
maintenance that this variety needs to see it at its best. With a fine leaf and ability to self-repair, it’s a grass you’ll love to frolic on. It does extremely well in full sun and lack of water but will brown off over the cooler months. A lawn-lover’s lawn.
KIKUYU: A great year-round grass that repairs itself
well, which makes it ideal for kids and dogs. Will run rampant if not maintained on a regular basis. Does stay green year-roundish. MY CHOICE: FINE-LEAF BUFFALO
The myriad fine-leaf buffalos are, in my experience, by far the best products on the market. They are ideal for full sun, require little water and make one of the better lawns for shady areas. They also will repair themselves and generally require less maintenance than other varieties. No.1 in my book. Green thumb up for this one. If none of these are for you and you like the sound of green-painted concrete, then there are always synthetic lawns, which, I hate to say, are not bad these days and definitely have a place with their year-round green, drought tolerance and essentially maintenance-free aspects. Despite all these pros, it is still fake and doesn’t have the same feel that a living, breathing patch of green brings to a garden space. Happy mowing ... \ Daniel Tyrrell, award-winning landscape designer
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Guild sits on the south side of Southbank, in the heart of Melbourne’s Arts Precinct and across the road from the Australian Centre for Contemporary Arts. Sturt Street runs past the Arts Centre, the Australian Ballet, National Gallery of Victoria, Malthouse, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Victorian College of the Arts, the Iwaki Auditorium and the Recital Hall and Melbourne Theatre Company. Crown Casino is easily reached by tram and it’s a short walk to the CBD and Flinders Street Station. The Monash and West Gate freeways are easily accessed and Melbourne Airport, Tullamarine, is a 30-minute drive.
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SOUTHBANK PLAN \ the State Government has committed $5 million to enable the planning and schematic design for the reinvigoration of the Sturt Street cultural spine as one of three cultural and community hearts of Southbank. improvements proposed include commercial, retail and community infrastructure, a better street environment for walking and cycling and new, improved public open spaces. the plan envisages a major activity strip the length of Sturt Street linking all of the major arts and cultural institutions (existing and proposed) in the Southbank arts cluster and connecting directly to St kilda road via a plaza at the arts Centre.
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t is 10.30 on a crisp Friday morning and the Monarch Cake Shop is humming. The throaty voice of African diva Cesaria Evora sings in Portuguese from some unseen CD while the shop assistant is out the back marking out slices on the top of the cheesecake with a sharp knife. Like an old-style restaurateur, the Monarch’s owner, Gideon Markham, oversees the shop from a small corner table. He springs into action at the coffee machine when a council worker in a yellow fluoro vest orders takeaway cappuccino. Photographer, local activist and mayoral aspirant Serge Thomann is greeted effusively as he sits down at the red laminex table. The Monarch, at No.103, is one of the famous four cake shops in Acland Street along with Le Bon, the Europa Cake Shop and Acland Street Cake Shop. They are a testament to the street’s rich and diverse history that links it with the European immigrants who came to St Kilda before and after World War II and became such an integral part of the neighbourhood. There’s a certain charm and nostalgia factor to these cake shops: windows packed with trays of chocolate cakes, vanilla slices, cheesecakes and chocolate kuglehopf. But they are more than chocolate icing, custard and whipped cream. Visitors to the famous continental cake shops still get a glimpse of Acland Street’s European past. But the street has changed. Gone are the Red Rock Restaurant, the Wielunski milk bar, the Balberyszski bookshop and Black Rose cafe. Chinese restaurants the Fairy Stork and Tientsin have disappeared. The Scheherazade Coffee Lounge, opened in 1958 by Avram and Masha Zeleznikov in the old O’Shea’s milk bar, served eastern European comfort food from old family recipes. The cafe became a haven for immigrants and refugees, a meeting place for swapping stories and gossip, especially for lonely single men, many of whom had lost their entire families in the war. It closed in 2008 moved to North Caulfield but has since closed for good. The gentrification of St Kilda and the resulting high rents have forced some shop owners out. “Rents now range from $1000 to $1300 a square metre a year,” says John Spanos, senior associate at TBM Commercial. Spanos, who has been managing property for nearly 25 years in the area, says that the shift has been gradual rather than dramatic but the rent rises have forced out many of the small operators.
The cake shops of Acland Street have been synonymous with St Kilda for generations — and, as MARIA HARRIS discovers, they’re here to stay.
he Monarch opened in 1934 and was the first of the cake shops in the street. “My wife and I used to visit the shop. She loved the plum cake and I loved the brandy snaps,” says Markham, who was born in pre-war Poland. And like the man in the razor commercial they liked it so much they bought the place. Markham added tables, chairs and coffee to the cake shop five years ago. Framed photos show him with celebrities at the shop, everyone from Ron Barassi to Ben Mendelsohn, Bryan Brown and Ian Thorpe. Two years ago the Monarch Cake Shop and Acland Street featured in a New York Times story on 36 hours in Melbourne. It has been on lifestyle television shows in California and Munich. “The street has changed a lot,” says Markham. “The place has become trendy. Once it used to be ethnic, but many of those people have died.” The vice-president of the Acland Street Traders’ Association, Mark Mariotti, is of Italian descent. He owns 7 Apples Gelato at No.75 and remembers when Acland was a “very vibrant street”. “It had great cafes, bars ... in the last two or three years, national stores have come in and those shops are under management,” says Mark. “Now the street is just a normal street. It used to be eccentric, but not any more.”
Leon Siapantas, the proprietor of Le Bon at No.93, is of Greek origin. His father came from Istanbul in 1954 and worked at the Monarch before founding Le Bon. Leon, who has worked at Le Bon since he was 14, laments the passing of the old shops, but acknowledges the streetscape with its outdoor tables and chairs and trees is much better now. â€œAll the old delis and butchers have gone. We used to have five or six delis. There was a deli where Holy Sheet is now,â€? Leon says. â€œNext door was Iâ€™m Peckish and then there was Burgerâ€™s Deli and a small supermarket where Sportsgirl is now. â€œItâ€™s now evolved and the franchise stores have moved in. The local clientele, people whoâ€™ve been shopping here for years, are now going to Carlisle Street, Balaclava.â€? Leon also recalls how every Sunday from 8am to 1pm
99 acland Street: once scheherazade Coffee lounge, now a chain store.
â€œweâ€™re not going anywhere.â€? - gideon markham, proprietor of the monarch
orthodox Jews used to gather in the street to talk: â€œThen in the afternoon the tourists would arrive.â€? Acland Street is still a mecca for tourists, both local and overseas. Some like Steve Saunders from Collie in Western Australia and his son Daniel, 14, flew in at 5.30am on the â€œred eyeâ€? flight from Perth for a weekend of football and racing. National fashion store Sportsgirl arrived in Acland Street in November 2006. The companyâ€™s public relations manager, Kate Evans, describes the street as the â€œperfect backdropâ€? for the brand. â€œIt is a great spot in terms of the fact that much of our target market lives in the area,â€? says Evans. Dani Madour is the manager of homewares and gift shop Urban Attitude at No.152. â€œAcland Street has changed, the culture is changing,â€? Madour says. â€œItâ€™s still a local and tourist destination, but all those hard-to-find shops have gone. Carlisle Street Balaclava is how we used to be.â€? Gideon Markham is philosophical about the street and the changes that have taken place. He is adamant the cake shops will continue. They are moving with the times. Just look at the cupcake display on a stand in the window. â€œWeâ€™re not going anywhere,â€? he says. \
tray on display: Gideon Markham shows off one of Monarchâ€™s array of treats. (Darrian Traynor / aDDTional iMaGes CourTesy porT phillip CiTy ColleCTion)
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Stills run deep controversial: Photographer Bill Henson’s work often leads to debates. (Scott BarBour / Getty ImaGeS)
photographer Bill Just recently, Henson gave a talk at the launch of the Melbourne Art Fair, and his address was followed by the inevitable potshots. People are still riled over the man, with Henson and his supporters claiming the high moral ground, as do his critics. Crucial to the debate are two concepts: pornography and morality. Both have been debated for thousands of years. When most people now hear the word pornography, it is photography (still or motion) that springs to mind. But as still photography has been around for only 170 years or so, for most of those millennia pornography meant writing about sex. This sort of literary production has never been considered edifying by authorities and others who do their best to protect the rest of us from ourselves. The consequences of letting the public loose on stuff by the likes of D.H. Lawrence or James Joyce were deemed so dire that widespread censorship was assured, often along with farcical trials. Toleration of material considered indecent varies over time. Plays of Shakespeare, fit for performance before Queen Elizabeth I, were notoriously cleaned up with “judicious expurgation” by Thomas and Harriet Bowdler. The Bard’s unexpurgated works apparently were too corrupting for women and children of the day. The family was felt to be under threat, and in many instances it was – but not by naughty words. During the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Britain went through
social upheaval. Thousands were turned off ancestral lands by a series of Enclosure Acts and poured into London and the factory towns springing up over the country. To be a worker was, for most, to be desperately poor. For the poorest of all, there was the workhouse. Around the time of Queen Victoria’s coronation, there were an estimated 40,000 prostitutes in London alone, many of them barely in their teens. Victoria’s subjects set about remedying this state of affairs with moral outrage coded into manners and the law. While the statutes changed relatively slowly, manners leapt ahead – often absurdly so, as with the decorous covering of piano legs and the like. In many ways we are still living with the consequences of Victorian rectitude and its notions of prurience. It could be argued that society as a whole has not yet arrived at a healthy, proportioned view of sex and sexuality. Enjoying a standard of living that our forebears could only dream of, we are still haunted by their nightmares. Plague and famine still shadow us, and we’ve got some new terrors, such as pollution and nuclear annihilation. Among all this, Henson has the temerity to present his images of pubescent youth, naked like the first men and women in our creation stories. The world they inhabit is invariably dark, perhaps sinister; they have the appearance of sleepwalkers, drifting toward fate. We have good reason to find these images disturbing, despite and because of their beauty. They address questions of the soul. Over the past couple of years I’ve witnessed several … well, animated exchanges between friends, pro and anti-Henson, with the supposed intrinsic worth of art at their core. Debates such as this go back a long way. Plato – yep, he of platonic love fame – intensely
distrusted art and artists. He mostly had poets in mind, but what we now call the visual arts got a caning as well, because he thought that, by tapping into our emotions, by telling us stories, they led us away from reason and truth. Plato thought his ideal republic would be better off if artists were simply banished. One of the metaphors Plato used to rail against art and illusion is known as the “prisoners in the cave”, where people mistake shadows cast onto a wall as “reality”. In the 1970s Susan Sontag, herself deeply ambivalent over photography’s power and purpose, resuscitated Plato’s image. Sontag thought photography as much a curse as a gift, making voyeurs of us all. In this era of technological tumult, of internet porn and sexting and the nightly news, Henson’s work reminds us that Sontag’s view is anything but abstract, even while we are caught between the pulses of our bodies and the fates. \
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here can be many benefits to renovating your home, from creating a living environment that you enjoy every day to the increased value of your property. The extension and renovation of a Victorian villa in Elsternwick, pictured here, was designed by Coy & Yiontis Architects. This is a beautiful example of a highly resolved design that creates exciting, modern and elegant living spaces that are of their time, yet are in harmony with the existing Victorian house. However, renovating can be daunting and fraught with problems if you don’t take time to plan carefully. Here are some common mistakes made by the uninitiated and suggestions on how to avoid the problems to ensure a successful renovation.
STARTING WITHOUT A MASTER PLAN
It is very important to see the big picture before starting renovations. Doing all required renovations in one go is not only the most cost-efficient way to renovate, it will also cause the least inconvenience. However, if finances dictate that you do the work in stages, be sure that a thorough design has been resolved, addressing all aspects of the renovation upfront. This will provide for a cohesive overall design and allow for a considered staging of works that will minimise unnecessary costs and delays.
SCRIMPING ON DESIGN
MAKING SIGNIFICANT CHANGES AFTER THE BUILDING PLANS ARE APPROvED OR BUILDING WORKS BEGUN
Making significant changes to the design after obtaining council approval will likely require going back to council for approval of the changes. This will cause delays and unnecessary costs in the redesign and council fees. Before drawings are submitted to council, make sure you understand exactly what has been designed and that you are happy with it. It is important that as much information regarding the design and specification of finishes and inclusions is included in the contract documents, as this will minimise unexpected costs during construction.
BEING UNPREPARED FOR THE UNEXPECTED
Unexpected costs and delays during construction are an inherent part of renovating. This is because there may be potential problems that you will be unaware of until after the demolition has started. For example, it may have been assumed that much of the existing plumbing will be retained. However, after removing a floor, it could be found that the plumbing does not meet required standards and needs to be replaced. It is also likely that some design changes will be made during construction. You may change your mind about the tiles in the bathroom, or that you need more
Reno Magic \ This project inolved the extension of a single-storey victorian house in Elsternwick. The design, by Coy & Yiontis Architects, included a new wing on the southern boundary, which created a private courtyard and allowed the living areas to take advantage of the northern light.
A good design can truly transform a property and its value, and is well worth the cost. Many home owners fail to appreciate the importance or potential of design and scrimp on the planning and design stages to reduce costs. The finished product will only be as good as the design. Good design will provide a quality living environment, maximising the potential of the property in relation to the budget, thereby maximising the value of the property. Good design can also avoid or minimise unnecessary building costs and delays.
Taking the ‘no’ out of reno cupboards in the kitchen. For these reasons it is advisable to plan on a contingency of about 20 per cent of the budget.
DON’T CHOOSE A BUILDER ON PRICE ALONE
A quote from a builder that is considerably less than other quotes may indicate that the builder has not properly costed or understood the full scope of works. It is essential that the builder you choose is capable of carrying out the building works to a high standard. Be sure to check at least three references. Your architect can help you obtain the required information for you to choose the correct builder.
CUTTING CORNERS ON PRODUCTS AND MATERIALS
Even on a tight budget, be careful not to buy poor-quality products and materials. Though cheap, they can prove to be costly when they fail and need to be repaired or replaced. By all means hunt bargains, but be sure they are of suitable quality and will last.
NOT MAINTAINING GOOD WORKING RELATIONSHIPS
Good communication and trust between you and your architect and builder is vital for a successful renovation. Don’t hesitate to bring your concerns to their attention. If you don’t understand any part of the process, make sure they clarify the issue until you do understand and are happy to move forward.
OvERCAPITALISING OR UNDERCAPITALISING
If the renovation is being done with the intention of selling in the short term, be careful not to overcapitalise. You need to determine a budget that you can afford based on the likely sale price and desired profit, and keep to it. However, if you want to build your dream home and not sell it for the next five, 10 or 20 years, then you need to decide if overcapitalising on your property in the short term is an issue. Should it stop you from creating the home that you want and that you will enjoy for years to come? \
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Step up to luxury: Lit by an oval skylight, the marble staircase leads to the lavish first floor.
soaring classical façade with four massive columns fronts this house, which is set in a formal garden. Like something out of an Italian style manual, this latest offering of high-end Toorak real estate promises much – and delivers. For starters, the garden is designed by Paul Bangay and includes his signature elements of symmetry and green topiary in large urns. Then there are the four bedrooms, the luxurious marble en suite, a couple more marble bathrooms and living rooms just made for entertaining. Add to that a feature marble staircase – with hand-forged wrought-iron balustrade – leading to a circular void, a domed ceiling and a suite of extras including lap pool and every conceivable high-end technological aid to modern life. Low-maintenance living in Toorak doesn’t get much better than this. The house, designed and built by the Ravida Group, is set over three sumptuous levels with a lift servicing all floors. It seems compact at first, but don’t be fooled. It is really 82 squares, including the six-car basement garage. Interiors need little adornment given the big-impact staircase, high ceilings and dentil cornices – the small tooth-shaped block used as a repeating element in the cornices – and oak floors. But the walls have been
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treated with a wax finish, known as “aged fresco waxed walls”. They are smooth and very tactile. The entrance, through tall, arched double timber doors, gives an idea of what’s to come – and it’s all lavish. Off a circular central foyer is the library with extensive shelving and oak timber panelling. Opposite the library, the formal living room with feature fireplace opens into the dining room with built-in oak buffets and an outdoor sitting area. Still on the ground floor, past the staircase is a powder room, which, like the rest of this house, is luxurious. The family room takes up a large part of the rear of the house and features an oak timber entertainment centre on one wall. Below this built-in feature, a window to ground level allows people in the family room to see swimmers in the lap pool outside. Large sliding doors open to the outdoor entertainment area. The kitchen is five-star-plus. It begins with the oak joinery and marble island bench, continues to the Gaggenau appliances (oven, microwave, steam oven, warmer, cooktops with burners and induction cooktop, wok burner, barbecue grill and dishwasher) and finishes with a built-in coffee machine and a built-in Liebherr wine fridge. Adding to the no-expenses-spared kitchen, a three-metre-long Qasair rangehood should evacuate every whiff of the evening’s dinner.
KAY & BURTON, 9820 1111 8 Maxwell Court, Toorak Price: About $7 million Expressions of interest: Closing end of October
Main: The classical façade has great street impact. Above: The kitchen and informal living area is luxurious. Left: The al fresco terrace and pool are perfect for summer entertaining. Below: The light-filled formal sitting room is large and airy.
MARIA HARRIS finds that luxury at every turn, a Paul Bangay-designed garden and the latest in technology mix well in grand Toorak style.
“THIS IS A HOME OF PURE QUALITY. IT HAS BEEN DESIGNED WITH OUTSTANDING ATTENTION TO DETAIL.” ROSS SAVAS – SELLING AGENT
Upstairs, the circular foyer with oak floorboards is lit by the large dome with a skylight overhead. The foyer leads to an exquisite main bedroom with the expected large dressing room, which doubles as a walk-in wardrobe. The elegant en suite – with floor-to-ceiling marble and two hand vanities – includes a massive oval bath. The toilet and shower are both hidden behind separate glass doors. Bedrooms two and three share a central marble bathroom and the fourth bedroom has its own marble en suite. Houses of this calibre always include the latest in home technology and communication systems, and this is no exception. The full home-automation system has a 43-centimetre touchscreen; there is C-Bus integrated with security and it includes a camera at the front entrance. Data points, Foxtel and the internet are wired throughout the house, as is the central phone system and speakers for surround sound. The basement level is also a treasure trove of the latest features, from an elegant laundry and climate-controlled wine cellar, cinema or multipurpose room, to the communications room, store rooms and garage space for six cars. With facilities such as this, the buyers of this new property might become real home bodies. \
Fast facts: New house, classical design, slate roof, library/ study, two en suites, walk-in wardrobe/dressing room, powder room, lavish marble finishes, oak joinery, feature marble and wrought-iron staircase, cloak room, gourmet kitchen, Gaggenau appliances, rear balcony, self-cleaning, salt-chlorinated solar-heated pool, outdoor shower, access to powder room, stainless steel barbecue kitchen, linear slot-diffusion heating, reverse-cycle systems, heated stone floor on ground level, central vacuum system.
5 KILOMETRES SOUTH-EAST OF MELBOURNE’S CBD According to the 2006 census, Toorak had a population of 13,127 residents. Toorak is south of the Yarra, which separates it from Richmond. During the 1880s – the era of the famous land boomers – many elaborate mansions were built in Toorak, which, after East Melbourne and St Kilda, became a favourite place for the wealthy to live. The rich were hard hit by the depression of the 1890s, but Toorak remained the favourite place for the old-money families. By the 1920s, Tudor revival was a favourite building style. There are examples in Toorak Village and among the houses designed by Robert Hamilton. In the 1960s, land prices rose and a new group of social climbers favoured Toorak as the place to live. Land values went up; mansions went down The developments that followed often were called after the mansions that were bulldozed. That happened with Nareeb, a stately Toorak mansion that was demolished to create Nareeb Court. Illawarra House, owned by the National Trust, is one of the few surviving Toorak mansions.
How this suburb has moved: The median price has gone down by 23.8 per cent in the year to the June 2010 quarter. * REIV stats
HAWTHORN From the street this is an unassuming Edwardian house, but step over the threshold at this property – built in 1910 in the Grace Park Estate – and you enter a 21st-century house with all the trimmings. The floorboards are polished. Interiors are bright and white (no dark Edwardian corners here). And the Edwardians could have only dreamed of a lavish stone-finished en suite and a large laundry. Then there is the extension – a huge addition that takes you down a few steps to a beautiful open-plan kitchen, living and dining area. With stone benches and Miele appliances, there are no excuses for not preparing a top-class meal in this kitchen. The living area beyond has a wall of bi-fold glass doors that opens to the paved outdoor entertainment area with a sleek solar and gas-heated pool and a garden. When it’s cold, you can warm up by the open fire, which has storage for logs on either side. Downstairs, the main bedroom has an en suite that could grace the pages of any
JELLIS CRAIG, 9818 2222 34 Kinkora Road Price: $2 million + Auction: September 11 at 11am designer magazine, while the walk-in wardrobe is also large. Up the carpeted stairs to the first floor and two bedrooms and a central bathroom are arranged off the hall. A third bedroom and study are at the front of the house and, this being one of Hawthorn’s most acclaimed heritage areas, the extension is behind the main roofline with nothing visible to disturb the streetscape. A ducted vacuum system, intercom, security system, double glazing, large basement cellar, fitted storage, 10,000-litre rainwater storage and low-energy lighting are more features of this house. \ MARIA HARRIS
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There are some prestigious addresses that never date. Positioned in Forrest Court – one of the few courts left in Toorak – this double-storey house is certainly one of them. Set behind a tall steel fence, the front is classically designed with freestanding columns, large windows and a pergola entrance. Inside, the layout of the house has been designed in a U shape, ensuring that every room is flooded with light. The study is certainly a haven for literary types, as it is fitted with dark wooden bookshelves, a large bay window and soft furnishings. It seamlessly connects to the formal living room which features a marble fireplace. The main bedroom is incredibly spacious and has a walk-in wardrobe fitted with a vanity table and an en suite that has a large spa bath. With a stunning pool and set on grounds of some 867 square metres, this house is the perfect place to have a glamorous summer soirée. \ FRANCESCA CARTER
When designing the layout of this house, it is obvious that the architects had a strong focus on light, as nearly every room has a series of windows or skylights. The open living room is a wonderful space and has large windows, polished floorboards and high ceilings. Bi-fold doors open to a fantastic east-facing courtyard that is sheltered by a high fence. Connected to the living room is a sleek kitchen that is fitted with the latest Smeg appliances. With CaesarStone benchtops, a wide breakfast bar, and glazed splashbacks, the kitchen is both stylish and practical. Upstairs are four bedrooms and a open living area. Brilliantly positioned close to Wattle Park and some of Melbourne’s finest schools, this immaculate house is well worth a look. \ FRANCESCA CARTER
MARSHALL WHITE, 9822 9999 63 Walpole Street Price: $2.8 million + Auction: September 11 at 10.30am
KEW Since buying this property 15 years ago, the owner has lovingly restored the property to its original glory. The end result is spectacular. Built in 1883, this Italianate Hawthorn-brick two-storey house is as Victorian as they come with exceedingly large rooms, cathedral-like ceilings and elaborately decorated fittings
and fixtures. The house is perfectly centred on a large block of 1366 square metres. It is surrounded by manicured gardens, a tessellated verandah and terrace and a large pool. Inside, there are formal dining and living rooms, a kitchen, laundry, family living area and a study, and that’s just downstairs. Upstairs are five large bedrooms that all have spectacular views of the northern suburbs and the Dandenongs. With a careful understanding
of French antiques and architecture, the owner has installed tall built-in wardrobes in each room that look as though they were part of the original house. The balcony has also been transformed into a wonderful outside retreat. With original hand-stencilled ceilings, a wide marble-tiled hallway and an extravagant ballroom, this historic treasure is certainly fit for royalty. \ FRANCESCA CARTER
THE SPRING MARKET HAS STARTED, BUT WHAT IS IT REALLY DOING? consensus THE seems to be that September will be
lean for new listings, while October is looking “normal” for auction and private-sale numbers. In terms of price, with only two spring weekends since the election, it would be courageous (that’s agent code for “ridiculous”) to make a call. However, those serious about market watching are looking to early demand and demand indicators to assess what they can ask as sellers and what they can offer as buyers. One of those demand indicators is the number of bidders per auction, which we measure with our Bidderman indicator. The importance of bidder numbers is that you need at least two bidders per auction for buyers to see competition and know they have to put in a reasonable offer to buy. When you start to have three bidders per auction, as we did earlier in the year (and in late 2007) ,that leads to more-aggressive bidding and creates breakout prices that can lead to a market out of its normal cycle or, as some commentators argue, a market that is out of control. Major factors that can quell demand include an increase in interest rates, a
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GFC or – as we saw in May 2010 – a huge increase in stock. So what’s been happening across Hawthorn, Camberwell, Kew and surrounds? On all accounts it’s looking good: we’ve seen more than 40 $1 million-plus auctions in the past couple of weeks. On these we have been seeing clearance rates of more than 70 per cent at auction, and the largest turnover of any Melbourne $1 million-plus market. But, perhaps even more importantly, we have seen a trend of the numbers of bidders per auction in the Boroondara market at around two bidders per auction.
It’s a completely different tale in Bayside however, where bidder numbers per auction have been hovering around one bidder over most of winter. And Bayside overall has been Melbourne’s weakest $1 million-plus market in the past six months. What’s happening there? It’s not that Church Street coffee has gone off or Hamptonites have stopped liking the beach. In Bayside the problems are oversupply issues and a general buyer psyche that there is no need to rush. Autumn saw huge surges of homes going onto the market in Bayside, with many not selling then or over winter. These stales (winter unsolds) create an overhang, and only a small overhang is required to change the market dramatically. When buyers see houses still for sale after several months, it makes them nervous, and that means they
“A SMALL OVERHANG (CAN) CHANGE THE MARKET DRAMATICALLY.”
don’t go quite as hard at the early spring auctions. Consequently, you see smaller numbers of bidders at each auction. In fact, Bidderman has been struggling to see many auctions with more than one bidder. The market won’t necessarily be rebalanced by worried sellers holding back their stock, either. It takes a while for a market that has lost its heat and has a lot of overhang stock to get going again. So until we start seeing Bidderman trending towards two bidders per auction on a sustained basis, you will see no general improvement in the Bayside market. How can this happen? It’s not as if we will suddenly see a change in demand – after all, everybody already knows how good it is living by the bay. My feeling is that it can only happen if asking prices are lowered or if houses are withdrawn or if fewer homes come onto the market. So while Boroondara is strong and looking very solid for spring, Bayside is looking weak and in need of a supply change to stimulate demand.
MAL JAMES James Buyer Advocates www.james.net.au
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15 Wrixon Street, Kew ................................................................. Price: $2.8 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday September 11 at noon .................................................................
1/43 Faversham Road, Canterbury ................................................................. Price: $1.7 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday September 11 at 11am .................................................................
BALWYN 4 Magnificent period refinement, the impressive family comfort of multiple living zones and an enviable Sackville Ward location among the cream of Melbourne´s schooling.
This stylish low-maintenance residence is perfect for those seeking to enhance their lifestyles. Spacious rooms, sleek en suites, modern open-plan living/dining, rooftop terrace and secure garage.
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JELLIS CRAIG, 9810 5000 19 Campbell Road
Price: $1.9 million + Auction: September 11 at 11am
Beautifully designed, this attic-style property is a quality family house. It has four bedrooms, a teenager’s retreat, a stunning pool and is near shops, schools, restaurants and transport. The two front bedrooms are carpeted and have built-in-wardrobes. The main bedroom on the first level has a walk-in wardrobe and an en suite with a spa bath. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide special views – from the dining room and open living/kitchen area – to the back garden and pool. The kitchen is spectacular, equipped with top-class Bosch appliances, marble benchtops and beautiful timber shelving. The outdoor area has been landscaped to perfection. To the left is a pretty barbecue courtyard space, covered by a pergola wrapped in Boston ivy, and to the right is the large pool, surrounded by attractive grey stone tiling. Upstairs is the teenage retreat, with two spacious bedrooms, bathroom and a heated living area. This is a superbly designed property in a stunning location. \ TOM HYWOOD
Marshall White 9822 9999
Hocking Stuart Hawthorn 9944 3888
Fletchers Balwyn North 9859 9561
2 Nicholson Street, South Yarra ................................................................. Price: Quoting $750,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday September 11 at 10:30am .................................................................
4 Wahroonga Court, Glen Iris ................................................................. Price: $2 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday September 11 at 2.30pm .................................................................
12 Beaconsfield Road, Hawthorn East ................................................................. Price: $1 million - $1.1 million ................................................................. Auction Saturday September 11 at 11.30am .................................................................
3A Carrington Street, Balwyn North ................................................................. Price: $730,000 - $800,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday September 18 at 11am .................................................................
This superbly located solid-brick Edwardian house offers a most affordable entry into vibrant South Yarra with all its shops, cafes and easy access to public transport. Ideal for the first-home buyer or investor. Let's eat lunch @ Cafe No 12, 12 Commercial Road Let's eat dinner @ Yeah Maan Restaurant, 340 Punt Road Let's drink coffee @ The Argo Hotel, 64 Argo Street
One of the original houses in Glen Iris, this rambling historic residence built in the 1860s with a Gothic extension added in 1894 represents a unique opportunity to enjoy its wonderful rustic character as is or further modernise as desired (STCA). Let's eat lunch @ E´Latte Café, 204 High Street Let's eat dinner @ Perrins Restaurant, 32 High Street Let's drink coffee @ Para´s Café, 186 High Street
Mayo - Iconic profile precedes exceptional family spaces - an instantly inviting, family-friendly three-bedroom, twobathroom residence on some 480sqm moments from Camberwell Junction.
A spacious house oozing style and luxury with soaring ceilings, open living zones, polished hardwood floors, a contemporary kitchen featuring granite benches plus a north-facing al fresco deck. Let's eat lunch @ Pure Italian, 249B Belmore Road Let's eat dinner @ Jazz Ria, 228 Whitehorse Road Let's drink coffee @ Maple Homewares, 292 Whitehorse Road
Let's eat lunch @ Deco Café, 211 Camberwell Road Let's eat dinner @ Magic City Restaurant, 871 Burke Road Let's drink coffee @ Porgie & Mr Jones, 291 Auburn Road
Marshall White 9822 9999
28 Hosken Street, Balwyn North ................................................................. Price: $3 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday September 11 at 12.30pm .................................................................
Buxton Brighton 9592 8000
1 Rose Court, Brighton ................................................................. Price: $1.65 million - $1.85 million ................................................................. Auction Saturday September 18 at 11am .................................................................
CAMBERWELL 4 A beautiful European-inspired house of grand proportions bathed in an abundance of natural light from expansive windows, constructed with meticulous attention to detail, luxurious appointments and exceptional presentation. Let's eat lunch @ Watts Cooking, 157 Union Road Let's eat dinner @ Dunyazad, 329 Doncaster Road Let's drink coffee @ All About Coffee, 333 Whitehorse Road
Set on 678sqm, this liveable property offers an exciting opportunity to build in a dream court location or find a new vision for the existing gracious three-bedroom house and double garage. Let's eat lunch @ White Rabbit Restaurant, 118 Church St Let's eat dinner @ The Baths, 251 The Esplanade Let's drink coffee @ Aroma, 90 Church Street
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Price: $1.4 million – $1.55 million
Set on one of Camberwell’s most charming streets, this four-bedroom, three-bathroom Californian bungalow is a great prospect. It features an outdoor gymnasium, a sauna, observatory and a mezzanine level. The main bedroom, at the front, has a built-in and walk-in wardrobe, as well as a delightful view across the front garden. Across the hallway is the sitting room and formal dining room, which has an open fireplace and double glass doors that open to the observatory. Equipped with marble benchtops, and Blanco appliances, the kitchen looks over the meals and spacious living area, through floor-to-ceiling windows and into the attractive back garden. Adjacent to the kitchen is the sauna, above which is the mezzanine level. The first staircase leads up past another bathroom and into a retreat with a large relaxation area along with three more bedrooms, all with built-in-wardrobes. In a superb location among prestigious schools, transport and shops, this property has the lot. \ TOM HYWOOD
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SURREY HILLS 3
Marshall White 9822 9999
Jellis Craig Hawthorn 9810 5000
68 Motherwell Street, South Yarra ................................................................. Price: $1.8 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday September 11 at 1.30pm .................................................................
30 Wills Street, Kew ................................................................. Price: $2.4 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday September 18 at 2pm .................................................................
The brilliant architect-designed renovation of this classic solid-brick Victorian delivers a compelling combination of period charm and sublime contemporary style enviably situated near Hawksburn Village, Chapel Street and Prahran Market. Let's eat lunch @ Soto, 517 Malvern Road Let's eat dinner @ Bistro Thierry, Malvern Road Let's drink coffee @ Husk, 557 Malvern Road
A contemporary family haven of luxury and style, this substantial classically inspired house blends extensive accommodation and superior appointments for a lifestyle of supreme comfort and class.
NOEL JONES, 9830 1644 11 Scheele Street Price: $1.05 million – $1.15 million Auction: September 18 at 11am
Located only minutes away from Surrey Hills village and a short walk to the Whitehorse Road tram, this lovely three-bedroom, two-bathroom contemporary town residence is a superb property. A long hallway with timber floors leads past two bedrooms, the family bathroom and internal courtyard into the open-plan living/dining/kitchen area. This space receives abundant natural light from the floor-to-ceiling windows that border the room. The kitchen is fitted with marble benchtops, Blanco appliances and has views of the al fresco terrace and a charming garden. The luxurious main bedroom is at the front of the house, featuring a walk-in-wardrobe, en suite with spa bath as well as floor-to-ceiling windows that provide views onto the attractive front garden. A remote-controlled garage with internal access provides maximum car security, not to mention a convenient entry into the house on those rainy days. Additional features that make this property quite the catch include ducted heating, air-conditioning and polished timber doors. \ TOM HYWOOD
Let's eat lunch @ La Q, 223 High Street Let's eat dinner @ Svago, 285 High Street Let's drink coffee @ Cocoa Patisserie, 169 High Street
Jellis Craig Hawthorn 9810 5000
Bennison Mackinnon 9864 5000
Kay & Burton South Yarra 9820 1111
Noel Jones Glen Iris 9885 3333
13 Compton Street, Canterbury ................................................................. Price: $1.9 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday October 9 at noon .................................................................
1/4 Tullo Place, Richmond ................................................................. Price: $700,000 - $770,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday September 18 at 1.30pm .................................................................
100 Stanhope Street, Malvern ................................................................. Price: $2.25 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday September 11 at 1pm .................................................................
36 Barrington Drive, Ashwood ................................................................. Price: $730,000 - $780,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday September 11 at 1pm .................................................................
Amazingly abundant accommodation, immaculate stylish enhancement and deep, child-friendly gardens give rise to an outstanding family environment in this period brick tuckpointed (c1928) house.
This light-filled two-bedroom warehouse is so serene you can´t quite believe it´s so close to Bridge Road.
Let's eat lunch @ The Maling Room, 206 Canterbury Road Let's eat dinner @ Charntra, 740 Riversdale Road Let's drink coffee @ Cafe Eden, 78 Maling Road
Let's eat lunch @ Tweek Cafe, 266 Bridge Road Let's eat dinner @ The Bouzy Rouge, 470 Bridge Road Let's drink coffee @ Chimmeys, 342 Bridge Road
Perfectly positioned in one of Malvern´s finest locations, this Edwardian gem offers comfortable family living through generous proportions, open-plan living and quaint entertainment quarters. Let's eat lunch @ Cerone´s Café, 111 Glenferrie Let's eat dinner @ Barca, 1007 High Street Armadale Let's drink coffee @ Louie´s Deli & Cafe, 130 Glenferrie Road
This beautifully renovated four-bedroom, two-bathroom house is in an elevated location close to Ashwood College. Generous living/dining, spacious meals/ additional living and modern kitchen overlook northerly courtyard. DLUG. Let's eat lunch @ Milano Expresso Bar, 170 High Street Let's eat dinner @ Sergios Pizza Bistro, 201 High Street Let's drink coffee @ E'Latte Cafe, 204 High Street
RT Edgar Toorak 9826 1000
Marshall White 9822 9999
6 Ruabon Road, Toorak ................................................................. Price: Quoting $1.5 million ................................................................. Auction Saturday September 11 at 3pm .................................................................
22 Willis Street, Prahran East ................................................................. Price: $1.3 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday September 18 at 11.30am .................................................................
North-facing house set on 569sqm (approx) with a clear title and rear access in an unbeatable position. On the doorstep of Hawksburn Village´s famous shops, restaurants and public transport.
Secluded in a tranquil locale metres to High Street´s cafes and shops, the irresistible appeal of this captivating freestanding Victorian is highlighted by its superb blend of period allure and contemporary style, inside and out. Let's eat lunch @ Spoonful, 543 High Street Let's eat dinner @ Caffe Latte, 521 Malvern Road Let's drink coffee @ Teaspoon, 543a High Street
ABERCROMBY’S, 9864 5300 2 Berkeley Street Auction: September 11 at 12.30pm Price: $3 million +
Houses in Hawthorn’s Scotch Hill precinct are usually beautiful and tightly held. This one is both. And it’s easy to see why. A Scotch Hill location offers proximity to trams to several schools, the city and Camberwell Junction This typical solid-brick, Victorian double-fronted house – set beneath a slate roof with lace-trimmed verandah – is close to the Riversdale Road tram. It also has great family accommodation. The interiors are charming, warm and welcoming. A wide central arched hall has large rooms off it, including the main bedroom, which has an en suite and a walk-in wardrobe. The hall opens into the dining room and a living room with an open fireplace and floor-to-ceiling bookshelves. A study is off this room. The kitchen and informal meals and family area form a second, large living zone. The kitchen and living areas have north-facing views over the garden and pool. The laundry, a third bathroom and fifth bedroom or second study are off a hall that leads from this area. \ MARIA HARRIS
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Renovated and extended, this Edwardian brick house is set for another century of family life. In this century the interiors will be bright – they are all white – and the living will be open plan. The house has a long hall with bedrooms and large marble bathroom off it, but the real standout is the open-plan kitchen, living and family area and the natural light that fills the living spaces. The kitchen features a stainless steel oven
and cooktop set in a stainless steel bench with overhead cabinetry. A feature is the picture window that overlooks the lightwell where, instead of a paling side fence, there is an artistic wall of timber blocks that are sure to be a conversation starter. The kitchen has outstanding storage for equipment, crockery and the pantry. But in a smart piece of design at the end of the kitchen, tucked out of sight, is a laundry that has a glass door opening to a deck and service area with a clothesline. The long stainless steel island bench that
doubles as a breakfast bar overlooks the living and dining area that is big enough to hold a very large dining table as well as couches. On one wall an open fireplace warms the living room. The rear wall is made up of bi-fold doors that open to a spacious deck, with outdoor entertainment deck, integrated stainless steel barbecue kitchen and pool. Heating, cooling and polished floorboards are more features of this surprisingly large house which is in a top Elwood street and walking distance to the beach, village shops and schools. \ MARIA HARRIS
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BENNNISON MACKINNON, 9694 5000 6 Nelson Place Price: $1.6 million – $1.8 million Auction: September 11 at 1.30pm
Near St Vincent Gardens, Bridport Street cafés and the South Melbourne Market, this stunning two-storey Victorian combines period charm with modern living. The polished exterior is consistent with the smart planning and neat renovations within. The front consists of two bedrooms, both with built-in wardrobes. The family living and dining area has oak floorboards and an extensive bookcase. The elegant white kitchen is just one of the aspects of this house that recently featured in Vogue Living. Fitted with Gaggenau appliances and a walk-in pantry, it looks onto the north-facing garden. Upstairs are two more bedrooms and a bathroom. The two bathrooms have sleek white tiles and stainless steel fittings and fixtures. There is hydronic heating, ducted air-conditioning, smart wiring, video intercom security access, heated bathroom floors and solar hot water. \ FRANCESCA CARTER
KAY & BURTON, 9592 6522 32 Ruskin Street Price: $1.6 million + Auction: September 18 at noon
BUXTON, 95928000 166a Were Street Price: $1.3 million – $1.4 million Auction: September 11 at 11am
Just a few blocks from Port Phillip Bay, this townhouse is packed with practical, well-designed features. Built 12 years ago, the front is a study in proportion. With elegant classical columns, french windows and a landscaped front garden, the façade is eye-catching. Inside, there are high ceilings, parquetry, Emporite paintwork and marble bathrooms. The front formal living room is a bright space that can be used throughout the year. The open kitchen and dining room has a wide breakfast bar and connects to the living room. The kitchen has granite benchtops, white cabinetry and European appliances and overlooks a north-facing courtyard. Upstairs are three spacious bedrooms. The main bedroom has views of the tree-lined streets. With Were Street shops and South Road schools around the corner, this two-storey house is perfect for young families. \ FRANCESCA CARTER
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42 Wattle Valley Road - CANTERBURY The cutting-edge sophistication and lavish attention to detail revealed by this extraordinary 5 star entertainer totally redefines luxurious Canterbury living. Classically inspired by its exquisite Edwardian origins yet a contemporary triumph of the highest standard, this unique home offers a stunning family environment amidst enticing salt/solar swimming pool and ample garden surrounds. Every impressive room reveals a true synergy of space and style accentuated by dark
timber floors and subtle mirrored surfaces with great respect given to family demands with deluxe storage solutions, sumptuously appointed accommodation and the added flexibility of upper Teen Living/Home Theatre (or additional Bedroom) and separate 4th Bedroom/Guesthouse or independent Teen quarters sitting alongside stylish entertainment terrace, beautiful pool/garden areas and multi-use mod-grass recreation quad.
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3 deluxe Bedrooms (BIRs/desks/main/Hotel-Style ensuite), 2 family bathrooms Lovely 4th ensuite Bedroom (WIRs)/poolside Guesthouse, outdoor shower Expansive formal Living, Exec Study/Home-Office, upper Home-Theatre/Teen Living Extravagant Miele/marble Kitchen (Butler´s Pantry), Study Nook, surround sound Multi-use mod-grass quad with basketball ring & border nets, double garage Beautifully sited handy to Maling Rd cafes, train, tram, excellent schools
Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit
Saturday 11th September at 1pm Wednesday 11-11.30am & Saturday from 12.30pm 21.3m x 50.3m (70´ x 165´) approx. Richard Winneke 0418 136 858 Chloe Quinn 0412 238 565 818 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn Tel 9810 5000 jelliscraig.com.au
23 Bevan Street - BALWYN Pure inspiration, this grand-scale entertainer is designed for family excellence in a quiet cul-desac near tram, Balwyn Village and Cinema. Luxurious space (63 squares approx), sumptuous finishes and elegant French influences are highlighted throughout stunning formal Living and Diningroom to stylish deck, Miele Kitchen (Butler´s Pantry), OP areas to salt/solar waterfall pool, 5 deluxe Bedrooms (3/ensuite, main/huge WIRs/adjoining Study), Teen Living, ranges views, poolside bathroom, heating/cooling/security, double remote garage.
Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit
Saturday 18th September at 1pm Thursday 1.45-2.15pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm 17m x 43m (56´ x 141´) approx. William Chen 0438 383 336 Richard James 0408 751 189 244 Whitehorse Road, Balwyn Tel 9831 2800 jelliscraig.com.au
19 Campbell Road - BALWYN/DEEPDENE Quietly positioned in a beautiful tree lined Street, this classic 1920´s attic-style home provides a delightful family environment near Anniversary Trail, quality schools, transport and cafes. "Blythby"s large elegant rooms make a seamless transition from traditional to contemporary areas overlooking picturesque salt/solar pool and leafy gardens. Includes: 4/5 Bedrooms (main/ WIRs/dual spa-ensuite), superb formal Living (OFP), King-sized granite Euro Kitchen (WI pantry), sunny OP Living and large Dining, upper Teen Living, 2nd bathroom, powder room, double carport.
Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit
Saturday 11th September at 11am Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday from 10.30am 19.2m x 42.4m (63’ x 139’) approx. Scott Patterson 0417 581 074 Patrick Dennis 0409 321 159 818 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn Tel 9810 5000 jelliscraig.com.au
1 Morris Street - BALWYN NORTH Prospects for a perfect future highlight the huge opportunity presented by this elevated residence that is currently configured as a medical centre. Take advantage of the enormous potential to build a stunning new family residence or consider other options to develop or renovate/extend (STCA) and create an enviable lifestyle in this excellent location at the heart of the Balwyn High School zone. Nestled on a 686 sq. metre allotment (approx.), stroll to Macleay Park, shops, transport. Includes 6 consulting rooms.
Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit
Saturday 18th September at 3pm Thursday 11.15-11.45am & Saturday 3-3.30pm 17.07m x 40.24m (56â€™ x 132â€™) approx. Patrick Dennis 0409 321 159 Peter Smith 0417 303 870 244 Whitehorse Road, Balwyn Tel 9831 2800 jelliscraig.com.au
71 Bellett Street - CAMBERWELL Exquisite 2 storey 1920´s home blending impressive original splendor and stunning contemporary enhancement in an exclusive pocket near Junction, tram, train and quality schools. A handsome timber paneled Foyer, grand Living and Dining highlight lovely timeless appeal. With 3 big Bedrooms (BIRs), Study, 2 breathtaking bathrooms, dramatic French Cherry/steel Euro Kitchen/OP Living to north terrace (OFP), Alfresco gazebo and gorgeous garden surrounds. Ducted heating/cooling/security, carport.
Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit
Saturday 11th September at 10.30am Wednesday 1-1.30pm & Saturday from 10am 18.3m x 33.7m (60´ x 111´) approx. Richard Winneke 0418 136 858 Jeff Gole 0419 401 677 818 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn Tel 9810 5000 jelliscraig.com.au
51 Broadway - CAMBERWELL This elegant 3/4 Bedroom Victorian (c1895) opposite historic Read Gardens and enjoying a position widely regarded as one of the best streets in the Tara Estate is highlighted by impressive period detail, including arched entrance hall, hand-painted glass, polished floors and marble OFPs, complemented by modern open living spaces. Only moments from transport, Camberwell shopping, cafes, restaurants and the Rivoli Cinema; within walking distance of some of Melbourne’s finest schools.
Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit
Saturday 18th September at 2pm Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 12.30-1pm 10.5m x 39.4m (34.6’ x 129.4’) approx. Peter Vigano 0407 301 224 Alastair Craig 0418 335 363 818 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn Tel 9810 5000 jelliscraig.com.au
34 Kinkora Road - HAWTHORN Inspired architectural vision has created this contemporary family residence from classic Edwardian origins. A Grace Park Estate position enhances generous proportions enjoying natural light, superior appointments & a lush landscaped garden with self cleaning solar & gas heated lap pool. Formal Living (OFP), 4 QS BRs (BIRs), Study/5th BR, downstairs Main (OFP), dble ensuite, fitted WIR. Open plan Living/Dining (OFP), stunning stone/Miele Kitchen (WIP) extends to 2 alfresco entertaining zones. Large Basement/Cellar, Attic, fitted internal storage, 10,000L rainwater storage, low energy lighting throughout, OSP x2.
Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit
Saturday 11th September at 11am Thursday 12-12.30pm, Saturday from 10.30am 9.1 x 52.1m (30â€™ x 171â€™ ) approx Nick Smith 0425 755 238 David Oster 0418 800 120 75 Upper Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe Tel 9490 2900 jelliscraig.com.au
30 Wills Street - KEW A contemporary family haven of luxury and style, this substantial 6 Bedroom, 4 bathroom residence blends extensive accommodation and superior appointments for a lifestyle of supreme comfort and class in coveted Studley Park. Secure and private on a landscaped north rear 809 sq. metre allotment (approx.) near private schools, Kew Junction, transport and freeway. Boasts Musicroom, executive Study, stylish Loungeroom, Diningroom, Livingroom, Familyroom with bifold doors to large deck, excellent granite Kitchen, DLUG.
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Saturday 18th September at 2pm Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 3.15-3.45pm 809 sq. metres (8,708 sq. ft) approx. Tom Aylward 0408 548 551 Scott Patterson 0417 581 074 818 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn Tel 9810 5000 jelliscraig.com.au
15 Wrixon Street - KEW Magnificent period refinement, impressive comfort and enviable Sackville Ward location amidst the finest schools are idyllic accompaniments to this grand attic-style home steeped in rich history. Features ornate leadlights, beamed ceilings, exquisite Foyer, graceful Living, regal Dining, quality granite Kitchen/Meals and Familyroom to luxuriant decked entertaining with city views, formal gardens with Kellet Reserve to the rear. 5 Bedrooms (main/spa-bathroom access), Study, Teen Living, 2nd bathroom, powder room, cellar, 3 OFPs, carport/OSP.
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Saturday 11th September at 12noon Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & 5.30-6pm, Saturday from 11.30am Irreg 1,004 sq. metres (10,850 sq. ft) approx. Campbell Ward 0402 124 939 Alastair Craig 0418 335 363 818 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn Tel 9810 5000 jelliscraig.com.au
53 Belgravia Avenue - MONT ALBERT NORTH This spectacular designer home delivers remarkable contemporary family living; award-winning Neil Architects achieves the perfect balance of light, space, form and function with this luxurious residence savouring northern ranges views. Easily accessing schools, transport, Balwyn East village and park/trails; this striking home sets a new benchmark in family lifestyle excellence boasting 5 Bedrooms (main ensuite), 2 Studies, Lounge, Living/Dining, premium Kitchen, bath/powder rooms, deck, solar-heated pool, auto DLUG.
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Saturday 11th September at 10.30am Thursday 11.45am-12.15pm & Saturday from 10am Irreg 704 sq. metres (7,578 sq. ft) approx. Robert Ding 0418 858 393 Katherine Ding 0408 858 940 244 Whitehorse Road, Balwyn Tel 9831 2800 jelliscraig.com.au
16 Byron Street - BOX HILL SOUTH Outstanding family accommodation zoned for complete comfort is beautifully enhanced by a landscaped entertainment oasis highlighting the enormous lifestyle attraction of this superb residence c1947. Close to Kingswood College, PLC, shops, trams and Wattle Park. Offers 4 double Bedrooms (BIRs, downstairs main ensuite, children´s wing), 2 bathrooms, Sittingroom (Jetmaster OFP), Dining, Study, upstairs Living, Family/meals adjoining deck, quality Kitchen, heated pool/spa and double carport.
2 Cusdin Street - GLEN IRIS Surrounded by tranquil established gardens, this well-appointed period home provides an enviable environment boasting pretty original features and an updated floor-plan ideal for families. Welcoming interiors reveal Formal and Informal Living and Dining spaces, central Kitchen, Study and 3 Bedrooms, main with ensuite /WIRs. Deep rear garden and inviting covered deck.
Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit
Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit
Sunday 26th September at 12noon Thursday & Saturday 11-11.30am Irreg 759 sq. metres (7,170 sq. ft) approx. Steve Burke 0448 331 653 Maree Keel 0438 828 582 818 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn Tel 9810 5000 jelliscraig.com.au
Saturday 18th September at 11am Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 12-12.45pm 18.4m x 39.3m (60’ x 129’) approx. Paul Keane 0419 330 571 Mark Lawson 0414 777 887 45 High Street, Glen Iris Tel 9809 8999 jelliscraig.com.au
135 High Street - GLEN IRIS This classically alluring 1930´s home offers an enticing family environment close to parklands, schools and shops, including Ashburton Village. Generous interiors include inviting Living and Dining, OFPs, spacious Kitchen/Meals and 4 large Bedrooms featuring BIRs, two with private Study areas. 2 bathrooms, 3rd WC. Northerly oriented garden.
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15 Malmsbury Street - HAWTHORN Dynamic in location, this lovely Victorian stylishly fuses classic period allure with fine contemporary comfort in fabulous pocket between Central Gardens and Auburn Village. Introduced by triple arched hallway, this warm, welcoming home features superb formal Living (OFP), 3 large Bedrooms (BIRs, upper Parent´s Retreat with balcony, WIRs, spa-bathroom), modern OP Euro Kitchen/Living extending north to sail-covered courtyard (remote OSP via ROW). With 2nd WC/shower, heating/cooling.
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Saturday 11th September at 11am Thursday 1.30-2pm & Saturday from 10.30am 16.9m x 45.7m approx. Zali Booker 0422 576 049 Paul Williamson 0418 509 472 45 High Street, Glen Iris Tel 9809 8999 jelliscraig.com.au
Saturday 18th September at 12noon Thursday 12.45-1.15pm & Saturday 2.30-3pm 5.1m x 28.3m (17’ x 93’) approx. Chloe Quinn 0412 238 565 Richard Winneke 0418 136 858 818 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn Tel 9810 5000 jelliscraig.com.au
69 & 69a St Helens Rd, HAWTHORN EAST to be sold as one! Generous accommodation, heartwarming classic charm and sizeable northern orientated gardens create a 1st class setting for owners, investors & builders alike in this captivating 1930Â´s semi-detached home only metres to Burke Rd tram, Camberwell Junction, restaurants, shops & Rivoli. Move in & relax or further update this lovely Art Deco style home (1 of 2 lot subdivision to be sold as one) boasting pol timber floors, high ceilings, 3 Bedrooms (BIRs), stylish Sitting room, Living room, Kitchen ripe for renovation & sun-drenched Meals facing nth to picturesque gardens with room to relax & entertain. Potential to capture city views (STCA).
69 & 69a St Helens Rd, HAWTHORN EAST to be sold as one! A classic English charmer highlighted by surprising space and secluded north garden, this semi-detached 1930Â´s Art Deco home (1 of 2 lot subdivision to be sold as 1) offers a smart approach to securing your own home or investment in a highly sought after pocket on the edge of the Camberwell Junction with Burke Rd tram & Anderson Park close by. Generously proportioned rooms, high ceilings & polished floors emphasize the impressive dimensions with secure portico entry, generous Living & Dining, 2 large Bedrooms (BIRs), Kitchen, bathroom, utility room, heating, garage, ample OSP & scope to further renovate (potential city views).
Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit
Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit
Saturday 11th September at 2pm Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday from 1.30pm Total Land area: 793 sqm approx Peter Vigano 0407 301 224 Maree Keel 0438 828 582 818 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn Tel 9810 5000 jelliscraig.com.au
Saturday 11th September at 2pm Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday from 1.30pm Total Land area: 793 sqm approx Maree Keel 0438 828 582 Peter Vigano 0407 301 224 818 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn Tel 9810 5000 jelliscraig.com.au
23 Muir Street - HAWTHORN Deceased Estate - Enviably positioned, this solid brick Edwardian has been enjoyed by one family since 1967 and presents an impressive proposition for contemporary renovation/ extension or re-development, STCA. A tessellated verandah and leadlight entry introduce comfortable current day spaces including a traditional entrance hall, 4 generous Bedrooms, 2 Living rooms, capable rear Kitchen, 2 modern bathrooms, rear sunroom and laundry/store. Deep rear garden boasts northern orientation. Only a short stroll to the Yarra River!
2/19 Power Street - HAWTHORN Set well to the rear, an inspired conversion has created a stylish, state-of-the-art townhouse within the context of this illustrious Victorian in a position where convenience matches prominence on the edge of the Grace Park Estate. Downstairs comprises Sitting-room with majestic fire-place, inviting Living/Dining area (OFP), open-plan Kitchen equipped with DeLonghi appliances and bathroom. Bathed in natural light, upstairs comprises 3 Bedrooms (main with en suite) and family bathroom.
Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit
Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit
Saturday 11th September at 12noon Thursday 1.30-2pm & Saturday from 11.30am 15.24m x 35.35m (approx) Clayton Smith 0418 877 445 Gordon Hope 0403 613 577 369 Bridge Road, Richmond Tel 9428 3333 jelliscraig.com.au
Saturday 18th September at 1pm Thursday 1.30-2pm & Saturday 12.45-1.15pm 221 sq. metres (2,379 sq. ft) approx. Robert Ding 0418 858 393 Katherine Ding 0408 858 940 244 Whitehorse Road, Balwyn Tel 9831 2800 jelliscraig.com.au
7 Childers Street - KEW Superbly renovated spaces, classical period detail and a fabulous focus on indoor-outdoor entertaining define the enormous lifestyle allure of this attractive semi-detached Edwardian in a beautiful landscaped setting. Positioned close to High Street, trams, shops, parkland and schools; a generous floorplan of 3 Bedrooms (BIRs and air con) is complemented by polished floors, high ceilings, open-plan Living/Dining with bifold doors, alfresco patio, Kitchen with European appliances, spacious bathroom with clawfoot bath, laundry, storage shed/Studio.
38 Eglinton Street - KEW Highlighting the two critical rules for Real Estate success, position and potential, this classic 1950Â´s home offers a bevy of enticing options in a pivotal Kew location near Junction, choice of exceptional schooling, city tram and freeway. Such a massive elevated allotment calls for either a comprehensive makeover to the existing 6 room/3 Bedroom home, creation of a luxury new family estate or alternatively, take advantage of the work already done and bring to life approved plans for 2 State-of-the-Art two-storey homes each with 3 Bedrooms plus Study.
Auction Inspect Contact Office Visit
Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit
Saturday 18th September at 11am Thursday 3-3.30pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm Scott Patterson 0417 581 074 Lewien Gallus 0418 343 908 818 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn Tel 9810 5000 jelliscraig.com.au
Saturday 11th September at 10.30am Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday from 10am Irreg 911 sq. metres (9,813 sq. ft) approx. Julian Tonkin 0419 341 341 Steven Abbott 0407 324 240 244 Whitehorse Road, Balwyn Tel 9831 2800 jelliscraig.com.au
2 Majella Court - KEW A highly-coveted cul-de-sac just moments to private schools and trams is the exclusive setting for this immaculate family residence that´s superbly appointed for quality, low-maintenance living and outdoor entertaining. Affords central heating, HRV ventilation system, vacuum, alarm, 5 robed Bedrooms (ensuite), Study, Familyroom, Livingroom, Dining, Kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, Meals, bath and shower rooms, powder rooms, solar-heated pool/ spa, alfresco area, grey water system and auto DLUG.
52A Belgrave Road - MALVERN EAST The space and luxury of this new townhouse will impress those on the quest for flexible living amidst low-care setting. Handy to train, Chadstone and freeway, this superior home features market-leading appointment over 30 squares. 3 Bedrooms (main/WIRs/ensuite), Study, upper Retreat, gourmet Kitchen, 2 open plan Living zones, private decked garden, powder room, heating/cooling/security, remote garage/carport/OSP.
Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit
Auction Inspect Contact Office Visit
Saturday 11th September at 12noon Thursday 1-1.30pm 116.2m x 40.2m (54´ x 130´) approx. Greg Toogood 0418 385 440 Richard Earle 0418 564 168 818 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn Tel 9810 5000 jelliscraig.com.au
Saturday 18th September at 11am Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm Adam Cashmore 0407 077 113 Steven Abbott 0407 324 240 1121 High Street, Armadale Tel 9832 0500 jelliscraig.com.au
1/4 Paxton Street - MALVERN EAST With a compelling combination of house-like proportions, lovely north garden frontage and exclusive driveway access, this single-level villa is a stand-out triumph in easy-care living and only a walk to Central Park, cafes and transport. With graceful Living and Dining rooms to lush gardens, 2 double Bedrooms (BIRs, main with WIRs and Bathroom access), family-sized Kitchen/Meals, tandem garage and extra OSP.
75 Orchard Crescent - MONT ALBERT NORTH Spectacular views through towering Eucalypts to Koonung parklands form the stunning backdrop to this distinctive property. Totally transformed inside and out, this amazing home soaks up country-serene views from both chic, light-filled levels thanks to extensive glazing and full-width viewing deck. Features: streamlined Euro Kitchen with striking aquamarine accents, stylish OP Living/Dining (OFP) to breathtaking north deck, 3 double Bedrooms (2/deck, main/ WIRs/ensuite), lovely Family Living/Rumpus to lower deck and endless lush lawns.
Auction Inspect Contact Office Visit
Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit
Saturday 18th September at 1pm Thursday 12.45-1.15pm & Saturday 11-11.45am Damien Davis 0409 961 264 Richard Winneke 0418 136 858 1121 High Street, Armadale Tel 9832 0500 jelliscraig.com.au
Saturday 18th September at 10.30am Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 11.45am-12.15pm 632 sq metres (6,803 sq. ft) approx. Robert Ding 0418 858 393 Katherine Ding 0408 858 940 244 Whitehorse Road, Balwyn Tel 9831 2800 jelliscraig.com.au
13 Oak Street - SURREY HILLS Set amidst established gardens, this most impressive fully renovated family home offers 5 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, excellent open plan Formal and Informal Living zones, plus children´s retreat all within easy walking distance to local shops and cafés, transport, schools and parkland.
Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit
Saturday 11th September at 10.00am Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday from 9.30am 15.25m x 42.49m (50’ x 139’) or 648 sq m approx. Richard Spratt 0412493189 Daniel Bradd 0411 347 511 45 High Street, Glen Iris Tel 9809 8999 jelliscraig.com.au
11 Ellendale Street - BALWYN NORTH
41 Ellsa Street - BALWYN NORTH
Beautifully presented for effortless family living in the Balwyn High School zone, this delightful 4 Bedroom, 2 bathroom residence is generously proportioned and superbly appointed on an established 874 sq. metre garden allotment (approx.) with easily managed north-facing backyard. Near village shops, park and transport.
Elegant BV home on large elevated corner with views to Mount Macedon. Extend/ redevelop with panoramic views from potential 2nd storey (STCA). With 3 Bedrooms, graceful Living/Dining, spotless Kitchen/Meals, generous established gardens (double garage from Ferdinand Ave). In Balwyn High School zone near bus, fwy & shops.
Auction Inspect Land Contact
Auction Inspect Land Contact
Saturday 11th September at 11am Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday from 10.30am 18.39m x 47.52m (60’ x 155’) approx. Tom Ryan 0413 872 550 Richard Earle 0418 564 168 818 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn. Tel 9810 5000 jelliscraig.com.au
Saturday 18th September at 11am Thursday 1.30-2pm & Saturday 2.15-2.45pm 19.8m x 50.30m (65’ x 165’) approx. Patrick Dennis 0409 321 159 Peter Dixon 0403 062 220 244 Whitehorse Road, Balwyn. Tel 9831 2800 jelliscraig.com.au
54 Hatfield Street - BALWYN NORTH
21 Iris Street - BURWOOD
Discover a wealth of possibilities near parkland with this impressive property including 2 dwellings on the same title. Spanning a 862 sq. metres (approx), this outstanding level allotment presents a significant opportunity to build a superb contemporary family residence or sub-divide (STCA) near schools, shops and transport.
The largely original interior and sizeable northern gardens boasting elevated district views that accompany this lovely 1940´s 6 room/3 Bedroom home are bound to inspire 1st home buyers or renovators seeking a quiet, family environment on the edge of Camberwell near Emmaus, PLC, Burwood Village, trams and Wattle Park.
Auction Inspect Land Contact
Auction Inspect Land Contact
Saturday 11th September at 2pm Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday from 1.30pm 862 sq. metres (9,278 sq. ft) approx. Diana Healy 0418 314 433 Richard James 0408 751 189 244 Whitehorse Road, Balwyn. Tel 9831 2800 jelliscraig.com.au
Saturday 25th September at 10.00am Thursday & Saturday 11.15-11.45am 15.24m x 44.2m (50’ x 145’) approx. Richard Spratt 0412 493 189 Daniel Bradd 0411 347 511 45 High Street, Glen Iris. Tel 9809 8999 jelliscraig.com.au
1/31 Logan Street - CANTERBURY
12 Airedale Avenue - HAWTHORN EAST
A tranquil garden oasis filled with northern light, this 3 Bedroom, 2 bathroom singlestorey townhouse (1 of 2) of pleasing proportions, high ceilings & the utmost privacy is enviably positioned in the Maling Rd Heritage Precinct a short stroll to shops, cafes, station & Canterbury Gardens. With impressive, manageable north-facing garden.
This appealing 4 Bedroom/3 bathroom home is situated on a tremendous allotment & has been transformed by a contemporary renovation, defined by fluid living spaces, generous proportions & exceptional indoor-outdoor entertaining possibilities, including elevated deck. Well-equipped stainless steel Kitchen.
Auction Inspect Contact
Auction Inspect Contact
Saturday 11th September at 11am Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday from 10.30am Peter Dixon 0403 062 220 Trish Dixon 0411 555 650 244 Whitehorse Road, Balwyn. Tel 9831 2800 jelliscraig.com.au
Saturday 18th September at 11.00am Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 11.30am-12.15pm Sam Macaluso 0416 028 835 Paul Williamson 0418 509 472 C/Agent Owen Day 9875 2980 Office 45 High Street, Glen Iris. Tel 9809 8999 Visit jelliscraig.com.au
8/53 Grove Road - HAWTHORN
2/15 Shakespeare Grove - HAWTHORN
Quietly positioned in an outstanding leafy pocket near Church St tram, train, restaurants & shops, this modernized 1st floor 2 Bedroom apartment will impress home buyers & investors with ample sunlight and lovely treetop outlooks throughout spacious Living/Dining (balcony), sunny Kitchen/Meals, bathroom (laundry facilities).
In a most admired Riverside pocket, lovely rear ground floor "Hathaway Close" apartment features superb Living/Dining (gas fire) to huge private north terrace, 2 double Bedrooms (BIRs), marble Kitchen, stylish bathroom (separate WC), lock-up garage/storage. Walking distance to the Yarra, train & trams. Inspection a must!
Auction Inspect Contact
Auction Inspect Contact
Saturday 11th September at 10.30am Wednesday 12-12.30pm & Saturday from 10am Chloe Quinn 0412 238 565 Richard Winneke 0418 136 858 818 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn. Tel 9810 5000 jelliscraig.com.au
Saturday 11th September at 10am Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday from 9.30am Steve Burke 0448 331 653 Maree Keel 0438 828 582 818 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn. Tel 9810 5000 jelliscraig.com.au
6/11 Davis Street - KEW
47 Willow Grove - KEW EAST
Sitting atop a boutique group, this engaging rear apart enjoys sweeping city views & parkland outlooks throughout. 1st class low-care living with 2 double BRs (BIRs), mod Kitchen/Meals, large Living/Dining to nth treetop terrace, bathroom/laundry, Intercom Entry, LUG, store & choice Sackville Ward locale near tram & schools.
One of a privileged set of homes that enjoy the leafy backdrop of Greenacres Golf Club, this impeccable 3 BR brick veneer home represents a rare opportunity in one of Kew´s most desirable pockets. Immaculate 1950s originality characterizes current day spaces. Substantial garden proportions inspire new home site considerations, STCA.
Auction Inspect Contact
Auction Inspect Land Contact
Saturday 11th September at 1.30pm Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday from 1pm Peter Batrouney 0419 005 236 Campbell Ward 0402 124 939 818 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn. Tel 9810 5000 jelliscraig.com.au
Saturday 11th September at 1pm Thursday 12.45-1.15pm & Saturday from 12.30pm 15.25m x 45.74m (50’ x 150’) approx. Patrick Dennis 0409 321 159 Richard Earle 0418 564 168 244 Whitehorse Road, Balwyn. Tel 9831 2800 jelliscraig.com.au
4/2 Evans Road - KEW
57 Chomley Street - PRAHRAN
The ever-sought-after Sackville Ward creates distinguished context for this elegant single-level 2 BR rear unit where trams, Junction & choice schooling offer wonderful complement to whisper-quiet, low-maint living. Living/Dining, quality Kitchen/laundry & courtyard terrace (carport access) boasting stylish space for night-lit entertaining.
The Perfect Prahran Profile! This solid brick Edwardian terrace retains all the allure of the era throughout renovated interiors of pleasing proportions. 2 inviting Bedrooms, BIRs, substantial Living/Dining domain and updated Kitchen precede North West oriented courtyard garden. Tremendous scope for extension/2nd storey, STCA.
Auction Inspect Contact
Auction Inspect Land Contact
Saturday 18th September at 10am Thursday 11.15-11.45am & Saturday 3.30-4pm Chloe Quinn 0412 238 565 Richard Winneke 0418 136 858 818 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn. Tel 9810 5000 jelliscraig.com.au
10/6 Christine Crescent - RICHMOND Loaded with lifestyle advantages, this contemporary apartment within the Vic Gardens precinct offers immediate access to Yarra walking & cycling paths, trams, shops, cafes & cinemas. 2 inviting BRs, open plan living/dining, flrboards, smart granite kitchen & bathroom, oversized balcony, CCTV surveillance, secure car space & storage cage. Auction Inspect Contact Office Visit
Saturday 11th September at 1pm Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday from 12.30pm Nick Smith 0425 755 238 Liz Walker 0412 659 140 75 Upper Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe. Tel 9490 2900 jelliscraig.com.au
Saturday 18th September at 11am Wednesday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 2.30-3pm 6.2m x 35m (approx) Clayton Smith 0418 877 445 Gordon Hope 0403 613 577 369 Bridge Road, Richmond. Tel 9428 3333 jelliscraig.com.au
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Set peacefully to the rear in the fashionable Stanhope complex, this stunning apartment captures magnificent views and northerly sunshine. Secure and secluded including two security basement car spaces, security TV intercom, large open plan living/dining opening to huge balcony, gourmet kitchen including integrated refrigerator/ freezer, dishwasher, two state of the art bathrooms, heating and cooling, and designated lift from basement to the front door.
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HAWTHORN EAST 11 Carlyle Street Transcendent Amenity. Just off Barkers Road in a quiet position around the corner from Burke Road´s tram and local shops, this elevated circa 1920 brick home on a wide block is still in splendid condition. Children can walk to Camberwell Girls Grammar in about 2 minutes even if they dawdle, with the Boys School a little further along Mont Albert Road; most of Melbourne´s finest schools are within a few minutes drive even at 8.30am! Of course, you may take the opportunity to retain the existing home´s period leadlight windows and ornate ceilings, update the exceptionally spacious rooms and perhaps add to its existing 3 bedrooms. But in such a brilliant location one can readily visualise a pair of marvellous new homes in its place STCA.
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$1.3 - $1.4 million Thurs 10-10.30am & Sat 3.30-4pm 18.29m x 42.68m - 780 sq m approx. 45 J9 Tim Heavyside 0403 020 404, Jennifer Ellett 0403 805 044 244 Canterbury Road, Canterbury 9836 2222
EAST MELBOURNE 2/246 Albert Street ART DECO WITH GARDEN VIEWS A peaceful sought-after location for effortless lifestyle. Capturing an enviable outlook to Fitzroy gardens, with classic art deco appeal. Comprising huge living/dining area with charming bay windows, practical kitchen & tiled bathroom with laundry. Generous master suite, facing the garden. Enjoy the balcony overlooking Fitzroy Gardens. Security entrance and car park
(03) 8413 8000 www.caine.com.au
AUCTION Saturday 18th September at 11.00am CONTACT Jacinta Ryan 0447 393 016 Alana Coleman 0447 393 012 VIEW
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