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THaT ONe day yOU sHOUld ReMeMbeR The bloke with the best byline in Australian journalism, Chip Le Grand, gave me a look of withering contempt. He had never seemed to me capable of such undisguised disdain, but I had, foolishly, apparently, crossed the uncrossable line. Me, I thought my inquiry was quite mild, really. “What’s your footy team, again?” I do remember asking this of Chip once before, it’s just that I couldn’t remember his answer. Surely no harm in asking again? Oh, yes indeed there is. Chip knew this and he wasn’t going to hide it. “You’ve asked me that already,” he countered, striding off the News Breakfast set. “In fact we discussed it – the Saints”*. Ah yes, that’s right. But what was with the attitude? Well, of course I know what that was all about, as do you, I’m sure. In Melbourne, once asked, always retained; and the mere suggestion that someone’s footy
team has not been noted and logged, and is not regularly drawn-down on in order to fix someone’s emotional, psychological or social state is a crime. A state crime. A crime against the great unifying code of Aussie Rules. And it is, frankly, offensive. Phew. Such a complex issue to negotiate, and so much to bloody remember! Well, apparently not. Working in journalism and regularly dealing with politicians, business people and sporting figures, this has always been the basic expectation, and it came as a great shock many years ago to realise that most Melburnians performed this great feat of memory easily. It’s just that I couldn’t. And many other female journalists I know couldn’t either. I well remember Robyn Dixon – one of the Age’s great state political reporters, and now one of our most internationally decorated journalists – telling me with a sigh that her Monday morning ring-around of various pollies was always made that little bit harder by not being able easily to slide into the chat with a casual reference to someone playing well on Saturday, or that free kick at Windy Hill in the second quarter being an absolute disgrace. She knew her more footy-conversant competitors had her at a disadvantage. But try as she might, she couldn’t retain all this stuff. And neither can I. But the blokes can. Now, before the redoubtable Caroline Wilson descends on me and accuses me of wilfully misrepresenting women’s interest in the AFL (which I readily acknowledge) I do believe there is something in the curiously detailed memory-banks of men that is irrefutably gender-defined. How is it that your husband has absolutely no memory of where he put his wallet and his keys only 10 minutes ago, but runs into the guy
“the mere suggestion that someone’s footy team has not been noted and logged ... is a crime.”
who sold him his first house and is able to joke with him about the Pies finally standing a chance this year? How is it that I can recall line-for-line observations made by News Breakfast regular, Waleed Aly, but sitting here now I cannot remember which team he supports? I take comfort from the fact that the great neurologist, Oliver Sacks, has suffered a lifetime condition of being unable to recognise faces, even those of his closest friends, and has managed his way through this world quite well. I never forget a face (always forget a name) and can’t get a grip on footy. A hanging offence? Yes indeed, particularly in this town in September. But that’s OK: I’ll be preoccupied anyway for the next couple of weeks trying to find my husband’s wallet. And just to cover all bases here: Go Saints. \ *Final admission: I had to text my co-host, Michael Rowland, to double-check this, as I still couldn’t remember. I am prepared to acknowledge at this stage that the problem could be with me.
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living vicARioUsly Marney McQueen has always had a special love for impersonating great characters. For her role in Hairspray The Musical she takes inspiration from the greats, writes Jane Rocca.
arney McQueen loves impersonating others; in fact, so far she’s made a career out of it. The Melbourne-born comedian and actress has just scored the role of Velma Von Tussle in Hairspray The Musical, where she plays the saucy beauty queen has-been and says she owes a lot of her success and inspiration to two men in her life. Australian satirist Barry Humphries and her father, bush balladeer Don McQueen have played a tremendous role in helping McQueen find her true calling. “My dad was recently crowned Australia’s bush balladeer of the year,” boasts Marney McQueen. “He is a bush poet and goes all around Australia reciting Australian poetry. He knows about 30 Australian poems – everyone from Henry Lawson to Banjo Paterson and C. J. Dennis, and quite a few others. He knows them by heart and gets booked for gigs. He’s 68 and mum goes with him. I think that’s where I get my determination from.” McQueen says her father’s persistent streak is also in her DNA, and even though he discovered his passion for Australian history later in life, she says it’s never too late to follow your heart. Enrolled to study commerce at Melbourne University, McQueen wasn’t cut out for a life with numbers and tried her luck at gaining entry into the prestigious NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Art) and had three attempts before succeeding. She graduated in 2003 and hasn’t looked back. A few years later she asked Humphries if she could follow him to New York to observe his show on Broadway. She sat through seven of his shows and took notes – realising that she too wanted to create characters and live through them vicariously. Awestruck by the way Humphries handsomely switched in and out of character set off a certain light-bulb moment in McQueen. She instantly thought – I want to do that, I can do that. “Barry and I had quite a few lunches and dinners together in New York and I hung on to his every word. Since then I have been a meticulous researcher of his
work and read all his books and watched most of his talk shows. He is so prolific it’s very inspiring.” Some may recognise McQueen from the musical Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, where she played Marion, while others will know her as Rosa the Russian beautician with her thick European accent, a fetish for leopard print and badmouthing everyone from beer-swilling Contiki travellers to lesbian security guards. McQueen’s hilarious comic streak saw her short-listed as best newcomer at this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival for her show Sunburnt Country Starring Rosa the Russian Beautician. “While I was at NIDA we had to observe someone in their profession and create a 10-minute monologue based on that person,” she explains. “I decided to create Rosa the beautician, who had crazy hair, a leopard-print outfit and a thick eastern-European accent, and what’s happened ever since is that this woman has taken over the past five years of my life. Creating my own show has been a lot of fun. At first it was my family who just came to see me perform, and now the word is out, lots of randoms turn up, which is great.” McQueen is funny even when she’s not trying to be. She has the knack of making you laugh when all you want is a straightforward answer. You eventually get the answer, but you’ve had a delightful giggle along the way. “I pretty much copy Barry Humphries’ format,” says McQueen, unashamed of her nod to his acting style.
“it’s a miracle they let me go past round one ... the song had nothing to do with velma.”
“I remember having a conversation with Barry Humphries when I was coming up with ideas for Rosa, and he said why don’t you play the role of a girl who is in jail in Bali and is pissed off she’s not getting enough media attention,” she says, smirking. “I liked the idea, but decided to play her mother instead, who in my show is unashamedly publicity hungry.” McQueen says she loves mocking quintessential Australian characters. She studies people’s responses as well as their habits. It’s these daily observations that aid in helping her shape her characters. “I always loved performing as a kid,” says McQueen. “I never made a conscious choice of wanting to become an actress. I remember my mum and dad having dinner parties and I would announce I’d do a concert and impersonate all the people that were at the party and recite things I had heard them say during the night. It must have been of enormous embarrassment to them all and to myself, but ever since I can remember I have always loved observing characters and mimicking people.” McQueen recalls her childhood with fondness. She attended Malvern Primary School as a youngster and is still in touch with three teachers who often remind her how good she was at acting as a young girl. It was at high school – Korowa Anglican Girls’ School in Glen Iris – that she started to participate in school plays and became curious about doing it for a living. “We never teamed up with boys’ schools to put on plays so I got to play John Proctor in The Crucible and that was a blessing in disguise because I could play all these great male characters and lead roles and it set the foundations early for me in life,” she says. Hairspray’s Trevor Ashley (who plays Edna Turnblad) is a long-time friend of McQueen’s. The pair shared the stage in Priscilla: Queen of the Desert and Ashley produced her Comedy Festival show. He also played the piano as Sergei Longschlongadongski to add to the already hilarious skit. It’s mere coincidence that the friends were both chosen to perform in Hairspray.
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“I still find it amazing that of all the talented people who auditioned over Australia and New Zealand for our roles that Trevor and I both got the roles in Hairspray,” says McQueen. “Maybe we have the same over-the-top acting style. “There were four rounds of auditions and at the first one I sang the Dusty Springfield song I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself. I think it’s a miracle they let me go past round one because the song had nothing to do with Velma. But I got my hair done, put on heaps of make-up and wore a bright, sparkly dress and went in to the audition with nothing to lose. Velma is a real drama queen. She’s over the top and obsessed with her own look and hangs on to the past. She is a washed-up ex-beauty queen and I love her brash manner.”
cQueen says the Australian version of Hairspray The Musical has more in common with the 2007 movie starring John Travolta and Michelle Pfeiffer than it does with its Broadway and West End productions. It is directed by David Atkins, who revives the stage show in all its 1962 glory – drenched in colour, song and excitement. “I actually did see Hairspray on Broadway when I went to New York in 2005. The production we are doing is so different to what was in the US. It’s been revamped in the best possible way. The choreography is new, the costume design is super-bright and my character is much sexier than the Broadway and West End production, which I think is perfect in keeping with her ex-beauty queen image. There has been a lot of influence from the film in the design of the play,” she says. When asked if she would consider moving overseas to pursue an acting career, McQueen isn’t fussed by the idea. For now she’s on a roll in Australia and there is very little reason to take off elsewhere. “My London work visa is about to expire and I didn’t even get to use it,” she says.
“I was all set on moving overseas at one stage but there is something I like about contributing to your own society,” she says reflecting. “I have really enjoyed creating Australian characters that have not been seen on stage before, and that is what I did with Rosa. “I went to see Adam Elliot once, who made Harvey Krumpet, and he said that since he made that short animation he has been offered all these jobs overseas, but he wants to be based in Australia because he likes Australian stories. I can relate to that and also enjoy working in Australia. I feel a stronger pull to be here, so I don’t think I’ll be moving anywhere soon.” McQueen is also passionately attached to her family and says relocating abroad would be a huge blow to her losing that regular touch with the folks. She has two other siblings and is particularly looking forward to a family gathering in Perth (where her mum, Anne McQueen, is from), where more than 600 family members come together for a reunion every five years. It means so much to McQueen that she’s already told the producers of Hairspray she needs that weekend off to be a part of the celebration. “Family is central to my life,” she says. “What’s more, my parents have shown me that if you want to create something or want to do something with your life, you should just go for it. So it’s partly thanks to them that I have the confidence to put on my own shows, never hold back and see what might happen next.” \
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EDNA TURNBLAD Honeys, this plus-sized mama came to see me at my salon, and just between you and me, her map of Tasmania was more like a map of Australia. She’s a lovely woman. Such a firm and masculine handshake. But my only female client who has asked me to wax her five-o’clock shadow. WILBUR TURNBLAD Edna’s husband comes to see me also. I ask him how his marriage to Edna is going and he tells me, “It’s a drag.” I wonder what he meant? Well, honeys, he needed a little bit of paprika in his love life. So I shape into his downstairs bikini a perfect little replica of the Edna. Last week he called me to say how happy he is always having the Edna in his pants. CORNY COLLINS This gorgeous hunk of spunk is not the first TV host whom I have had the pleasure of plucking. The David Kochie came to see me several years ago, but just between you and me, honeys, I think I may have gotten a little carried away with the hair removal. AMBER VON TUSSLE Beautiful, elegant and drop-dead gorgeous. She doesn’t need any beauty advice – she’s flawless, honeys. She obviously takes after her mother. And what a mother! She reminds me so much of myself. Before I discovered the Lycra and leopard prints. LINK LARKIN Some Hollywood gossip for you, honeys. The man who played this character in the movie came to see me … yes, that’s right, the Zac Effrons. After I give this stud muffin a Back, Sack and Zac wax, honeys, he looked 17 again. » www.marneymcqueen.com
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SPRING IN HER STEP spring already here and summer not too WITH far away, it’s time to think about how you can inject some fun and flirty pieces in your wardrobe
to celebrate the warmer days ahead. Spring should be all about finding easy-to-wear dresses, a daring mini if you can, and embracing, breathable fabrics to make those warmer days less sticky. Melbourne designer Bettina Liano’s focus for the hot months ahead is all about translucent layering of silk, netting and tulle. Usually known for her saucy denim jeans, her summer 2010/11 collection of tops, skirts and dresses sees the prominent designer salute the 1950s (think full-skirt silhouettes inspired by Brigitte Bardot).
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In fact, the emphasis on the ’50s seems to be the flavour of the month, with the latest issue of Vogue Australia (see September cover shot) embracing a ’50s fever to Prada dresses that make the most of tiny waistlines and full-blown skirts for a curvaceous retro look. Meanwhile, back at Liano’s drawing board, delicate lace tops with scalloped edges hint of an ’80s wannabe. While this throwback to the ’80s is nothing new in women’s fashion, Liano has managed to add material-girl vroom using sexy and sharp silhouettes along her merry way. Few can do feminine and maintain street cool like she can, and we’re impressed by the layers of vintage lingerie-inspired corset tops in soft ballet styles that conjures romance and girly in one impressive move. International label Raoul recently opened its doors at Crown Casino in Melbourne and with it launched a spring and summer collection for 2010/11. The label, which has shown in Paris Fashion Week a few times and sells in New York, London and Milan, brings a hint of international expertise to our shores, not to mention it’s a favourite of our very own Elle Macpherson. The label’s creative director, Odile Benjamin, says the range is all about soft chiffons, satins and paper silks to allow for structure and movement. There’s a one-shoulder Grecian goddess dress that emphasises all that is womanly, while other sundresses flow with a hint of sexiness. For Raoul, it’s all about buttery pastel shades, fancy bows for added grandeur and making the most of other seasonal colours such as azure, marine blue, lavender and, of course, where would we be without classic black, too. Opt for the multicoloured mini dresses for warm days and the black jumpsuits for a ’70s flashback for some evening fun. The label also prides itself on its boy shorts and skinny-leg jeans that return for another season. Contemporary women’s wear label Lounge, designed by Carmen Bianco (wife of shoe king Anthony Bianco jnr), is a perfect consideration for spring and summer. The label, now in its fifth season, is all about offering functional clothing for women who want quality garments. The dresses are assertively flirty and feminine and make great day or night options. We especially love the white bubble dress in linen that works well with or without leggings – depending on the season’s unpredictable moves. There’s a European elegance to the range and pieces can either be layered or worn on their own – fabrics include linen, cotton, silks and jerseys in practical shades of white, peach, soft grey, black and tie-dye. The campaign uses model and TV presenter Pia Miller as its cover girl (the mother of two married to AFL player Brad Miller) captures the label’s sophisticated style. \
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to barbecued beef. Juicy red meat, sizzling hot, black grill marks branded into the flesh, ringed by a moat of more-ish pepper jus. touches to their beer bar Josie Bones at No. 98. Next Our waitress gets it right again when she claims the door at No. 96, a couple of Gin Palace and Giant Steps Lebanese cauliflower is “amazing”. It looks awful – like alumni are plotting something called Easy Tiger. And at some vegetal life abandoned in the pantry for months No. 131, Daniel Wilson (ex-The Graham), Dante Ruaine to wither and brown – but cauliflower rarely tastes as (ex-MoVida and Pelican) and Jeff Wong (Nineteen good as these roasted, cumin-heavy florets teamed with Squares in St Kilda) have just opened Huxtable. bright harissa yoghurt and pistachio dukkah. Why the name? No reason, really. “It was Other highlights are a special of skate with just a word and it had a good ring to it,” chef simple Meuniere sauce and capers – the fish Wilson says. But architect Byron George of sizzled to a golden crust with meltingly moist cauliFlOweR Russell & George (Attica in Ripponlea and insides – the sweetest homemade sourdough RaRely tastes and a disc of quail terrine with raisin relish. Richmond’s Fenix) followed The Cosby Show scent and built a bar of stacked red bricks Ruaine’s spell at MoVida shows in the wine this gOOD inspired by the Huxtables’ kitchen on the list’s smart selection of local drops and even cult ’80s sitcom. He also installed Melbourne’s smarter range of handpicked Euro varietals biggest banquette, a cushy charcoal bench that – Marches verdicchio and Galician godello, for extends example. upwards to the ceiling and feels more like padded cell Wilson finishes with a selection of five desserts, than seat. But it does a decent job of muffling the din of including a wicked ice-cream sandwich of wafer-thin fellow diners. shortbread (made to the recipe of a world-famous The menu is shared plates, naturally. I eagerly await chef he declines to name) flanking a wheel of caramel the day the three-course meal makes a triumphant ice-cream and a firm, choc-fudge heart. return to Melbourne’s dining scene. Do also try the gimmicky Stilton and quince In the meantime, our vivacious Kiwi waitress explains oatcake Oreo, a smear each of Stilton and quince paste the drill. Most “bites” are just for one, except the biscuited between tiny rusks. It’s a $3 micro-dessert, tom yum-seasoned school prawns and the olives. Have an overpriced kitchen frippery, but it’s clever and the three each and a few share plates (helpfully subdivided flavours explode in the mouth. Just one of many reasons on the menu into sea, land and earth) and see how we go to come back. \ KENDALL HILL from there. firstname.lastname@example.org The chef will dispatch our food at his own pace, apparently, “when he feels it’s time for you to have something else”. It’s lucky the food here is so good, otherwise such strictures might deter more free-spirited diners. Wilson cut his teeth at Blake’s, then Arintji, then The Graham in Port Melbourne, so he’s a man with terrific tastebuds. Even the olives – a medley of big, medium and small-sized fruits steeped in very good oil and shards of bay leaf – are so delicious we race each other to the bottom of the terracotta dish. The waitress’ recommendations are spot on. Jalapeno and cheese croquettes are golden mashed potato balls with a slight crunch and a big punch of chilli and cheese. The tempura eggplant stuffed with prawn mousse is like a posh Shanghai dumpling dunked in chilli and garlic sauce. Eating whole prawns is only enjoyable for most people if the creatures have tiny heads and feet that don’t scratch the mouth. We’re told the school prawns are from South Australia, “so they’re smaller”. But not all of them – some are the size of locusts and about as pleasant to swallow, and the tom yum flavouring is faint. A share plate of Cape Grim porterhouse is a hymn
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TASTINGS\ DRINK THIS DOMAINES OTT LES DOMANIERS 2009 (Cote de Provence, France) $32; 13% a/v ★★★★
Food match: Classic prawn cocktail
More rosé is made in Provence than any other style of wine – they know a thing or two about how to make it. This is quite perfumed, with aromas of strawberries, dried herbs, blueberries and liquorice. It's a candy-pink colour and there's great texture and fresh acid, too. This tastes of raspberries, more strawberry and herb along with some good savoury flavours, before finishing dry and spicy. DE BORTOLI PINOT NOIR ROSÉ 2010 (Yarra Valley) $25; 13% a/v ★★★★
Food match: Picnic spread
I never made it to the tennis at Wimbledon when I lived in London, but I expect that this wine would be at home there. It smells of strawberries and cream with a lovely herbaceous grassiness, along with spice and blueberries. These aromas are delicately replicated on the palate, along with a creamy texture, good acid and a dry, spicy finish. It's pale pink and the sort of wine you can sit down with and contemplate or just drink for enjoyment's sake. PAXTON ROSÉ 2010 (McLaren Vale) $20; 12% a/v ★★★½
Food match: Barbecued chicken
This is the style of wine I like to drink on hot days at barbecues (being a wine writer helps me get away with not drinking beer at such occasions): bold aromas and flavours of cherries, strawberries and cream that don't get lost in the smells and smoke that waft over from the barbecue. There's a hint of cranberry tartness that makes the wine really refreshing and a nice tannic grip to go with a dry finish.
La vie en rosé neighbouring fences – right about now – you know summer’s on its way and it’s time to break open the rosé. Rosé is becoming increasingly popular in Australia, and loads of winemakers have been telling me that it is the first wine people ask about at festivals and cellar doors. I’m not surprised, but this might be news to those who haven’t drunk rosé since the ’70s, when Mateus was the wine to serve with a chicken Kiev. It’s not a new fad, though – the first Bordeaux and Champagnes (before Dom Perignon's eureka moment, when he discovered the bubbles) were all pink. In fact, more rosé is drunk in France than white wine. Once you get into rosé, you begin to discover its different complexities – from cheap French imports that light up a casual afternoon to more serious wines that are at home with food. After World War Two, it became quite fashionable in Europe for people to drink medium-sweet styles. These wines, such as the famous Mateus Rosé from Portugal, made it to our shores in the ’70s. They must have left a lasting impression on some because it's these sweeter wines that many people think about when the R word is mentioned. Fortunately, that trend was reversed quite a while ago, and our best examples are now fragrant and dry. Rosé comes in a range of colours; from pale orange to
vivid purples almost the colour of pinot noir, depending on the grapes and winemaking techniques used. There are two main ways that rosé is made. The first method is used when the grapes have been harvested specifically to produce rosé. Red-skinned grapes, such as pinot noir, shiraz or cabernet are crushed and the skins are allowed to remain in contact with the juice for a short period – anything from a few hours to a couple of days. The grapes are then pressed and the skins discarded before fermentation. The skins also contain tannin, and removing this helps the wine to drink more like a white than a red. Rosé can also be produced as a byproduct of red-wine fermentation using a technique known as saignée. When a winemaker wants to concentrate the tannin and colour of a red wine, some of the pink juice is often squeezed out in the early stage of fermentation. This pink juice is often fermented separately to produce rosé. While any red grape can be made into a rosé, my favourites are those made from pinot noir and the southern Rhone varietals shiraz, grenache and mourvedre. I must also confess to enjoying the occasional bottle of Mateus alongside an oozing, buttery chicken Kiev. \
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BRIGALDARA DINDARELLO ROSATO 2008 (Verona, Italy) $24.99 11.5% a/v ★★★★
Food match: Vitello tonnato
I opened this recently when we hosted my daughter's mothers' group and the bottle was empty before I had finished the note. It's made from the rare Dindarello grape, which usually gets blended into Italy's famous Amarone wines. It's a floral-smelling wine, with cherry, strawberry and blueberry. There's refreshing acidity to this and a nice, crisp finish. Like most Italian wine, it is really food-friendly. 5★ OUTSTANDING 4★ REALLY GOOD 3★ GOOD 2★ OK 1★ NOT WORTH IT
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DOMINIQUE PORTET FONTAINE ROSÉ 2010 (Yarra Valley) $20; 13.6% a/v ★★★★ Food match: Grilled lobster This is made with a mix of grapes – merlot, cabernet sauvignon and shiraz. It's an easy wine to drink but also serious enough to serve at a dinner party. This has aromas of strawberries, rose petals, raspberries and little red berries. It's a salmon pink and comes with excellent structure: soft acidity and a creamy texture that work beautifully with summer-like flavours of strawberries and cherries.
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friend texted over the weekend and said, â€œCome visit. All weâ€™re doing is gardening and going to art galleries.â€? He really is one of the most charming tossers I know, but it got me thinking. In the world of market research, we have all been number-crunched down to â€œsegmentsâ€? â€“ categories based on lifecycles, socio-economics and education that predict our patterns of behaviour, including where we chose to live, drive, eat and how we like to spend our leisure time. So, while most of us wake up Sunday and think, well, if we stay at home all day the kids will drive us crazy so shall we all get out and do something â€“ somewhere in a little air-conditioned room in Southbank a marketer is putting us into a category that comes with a wacky title such as â€œtraditional familyâ€?, â€œhome-focusedâ€? or â€œsomething betterâ€?. But my friendâ€™s invitation to join him in gallery or garden partaking made me think â€“ maybe the marketers are on the wrong track with their segments? Here are some of my suggestions: Free freeloaders: This is a charming and very large group of people who come in from the outer suburbs en masse whenever theyâ€™ve heard thereâ€™s something good, bad or worthless to do thatâ€™s free. All they need to do is whack a packet of Barbecue Shapes in the stroller, fill up the kidsâ€™ sippy-cup with Coke, and as long as it costs them nothing theyâ€™ll be there. In fact, someone I know sends their kids to Sunday school because itâ€™s free and they sure as hell ainâ€™t Presbyterian. Outies: These are folk who do it all â€“ galleries, shows, exhibitions, restaurants, bands and bookshops, and they like to do them first. Theyâ€™re cultural early adopters, otherwise known as pains in the arse, and thatâ€™s really all I can say about them.
Dinner partyists: I really love this segment when theyâ€™re in form as it means lots of lovely dinners for us â€“ but it depends on whether theyâ€™re the types who like to bring people who donâ€™t know each other together, or the â€œwe must catch-upâ€?, early dinner with the kids types, or the culinary extravaganza types. All are good â€“ sometimes I wonder if the former do it for the power of being the only people in the room who know everyone, and the latter because they want to show off, and the middle type because theyâ€™re too lazy to go out and like people to come to them, even if they have to whip up a lasagna, but Iâ€™m a bitter old bitch. Weekend jam-packers: To fit into this category, you need to jam-pack your weekends with activities and not leave a single moment free for unplanned activity or any meaningful engagement with yourself or significant others. The segment can be populated by singles and family groupings â€“ for singles itâ€™s gym to coffee to market to Chadstone to film to cocktails to dinner to sleep to wake to brunch to visit oldies to Sunday night booze-up in whatever St Kilda bar is happening on that given week. Iâ€™ve seen family versions that are even more frightening â€“ market, library, dance class, circus class, coffee with friends, swimming lessons, piano, socially mobile playdate, bath, dinner, Funniest Home Videos, bed, then more of the same on Sunday. Man, thatâ€™s not me. At our place we have International Pyjama Days and whole weekends where we donâ€™t pick up the phone for fear someone might be wanting us to actually do something crazy and unreasonable outside the house, such as socialise. This category is called lazy bums and I am the president. \
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bunged to traffic for 12 weeks. Despite restricted access to the café via a dug-up footpath, noisy excavators and numerous barricades during the past eight weeks, customers have made the pilgrimage. “We could have not opened, but we saw it as an opportunity to set things up and do some fine-tuning,” says Gelman. “So we’ve had one of those mythical soft openings, and it’s been quite successful.” The café’s name is taken from coffee mythology, too. It’s the story of Sheikh Omar, a whirling dervish, banished to the desert for eyeing the emperor’s daughter. While there, he discovered a bird of “marvellous plumage” eating the fruit of a coffee tree. Atkins, who also owns Brighton’s Rupert & the Fig, and Gelman planned the concept for Omar’s almost five years ago. Their vision, with its 12-kilogram Probat roaster, is another of the many DIY coffee operations blossoming across Melbourne (at least 10 new self-roasting cafés have opened in the past year). And, like many of its peers, the café is sourcing its
own green (unroasted) coffee beans, too. It’s a trend to independent ethical trading, bringing independently farmed, high-grade coffees from around the world to appreciative Melbourne consumers. Andy Gelman’s infectious BARISTA enthusiasm for the Coffea bean began with early, and by his own admission, poor
coffee-making attempts. He’s a self-taught barista and coffee roaster who gained experience at Woven Coffee (Icoco), Auction Rooms and Rupert & the Fig. “Everyone used to be a secret-keeper in this industry,” he says. “So I learnt bits and bobs as I went along. There’s a lot more sharing of knowledge now.” Gelman is an avid coffee researcher and a passionate barista and coffee roaster. He roasts seven to eight different coffees each week; an espresso blend and a milk-based blend, plus two single origins are offered in the café and “there’s always a selection of take-home beans out the back”. \
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RevIew\ InteRvIew Melbourne singer-songwriter Maddy Hay is old-fashioned in the very best sense. Having scored success in Europe, she’s now setting her sights on home, writes PETER WILMOTH.
’M driving to Fitzroy to interview Maddy Hay and I’m listening to a song that is so bloody awful, so bereft of any merit musically or lyrically, and the hook is “I want to be a billionaire, so freaking bad”. Then I realised my kids were singing along with it last week and I paused and reflected how I am feeling more and more distant from so much of the tinny, look-at-me crap that they play on FM radio and then, of course, I hated myself for not being cooler and 22 and on the edge musically, like I was when I actually was 22. So when I met Hay I was conflicted. I’d been listening to her album all week, and had fallen hard for it, and even though it was jazzy and torchy and loungey and her voice was like honey and her delivery was moody and evocative, it was the fact that she was just 22 and doing this sort of stuff that scrambled my radar. A 22-year-old performer who wasn’t shrill and look-at-me and didn’t want to be a billionaire (that I know of) and who had a lot of talent. A 22-year-old whose voice is that of someone who sounds like she has seen some life. It’s all great for her. All that other stuff is my problem. And then things got really strange when I found out Hay wrote the first single from the album, Smoke in the City, the first song she ever wrote, when she was 16, while boarding at Geelong Grammar. “I’d sit in a dark room from 5pm to 7pm, which was our free time, and I’d write.” The result is her debut album, Smoke in the City, which is released this week in Australia after a release in Europe last year on the legendary Sony/Columbia Records with a publishing deal with EMI Music Publishing. This breakthrough in Europe happened by chance. While doing shows in the Netherlands with Australian singer Pete Murray, bass player (and now her musical director) Jonathan Zion met a representative from Sony Netherlands and gave him a CD of two of Hay’s songs. The rep fell in love with them, which led to Hay signing a contract soon afterwards, and then doing a tour of Holland, including one magical night playing to 300 people in a club in Amsterdam. “It was the best show I’ve ever done,” she says. “I stepped into a whole new realm of performing. I felt I was out of this world.” With her dark beauty, megawatt smile and intense curiosity about the creative mysteries of writing music, there is something otherworldly about Hay, and it’s not just that she says she’s “a bit off with the fairies”. We’re having coffee in Mario’s in Fitzroy, possibly appropriate given how many musicians have stopped by here every day for the past 20 years and put their posters on the walls. She was a shy girl and music “gave me something to focus on”. “I do a lot of sitting and watching and thinking,” she says. “I absorb everything. I like to listen to what people have to say rather than speak myself, which is why I write all my feelings down, because I have trouble expressing them in any other way. I muddle my words a bit, but it’s always clear in the music.” She attended St Catherine’s School in Toorak until she was 12, then boarded at Geelong, following in
the tradition of her father, Andrew Hay, and her grandfather, Sir David Hay, who was joint dux of Geelong Grammar (with former Victorian premier Sir Rupert Hamer) and went on to a long and distinguished career as a diplomat, soldier and public servant (he died last year, aged 92). It was a musical and creative household. Hay learnt violin from the age of five. “If I behaved badly,” she said in a promotional release, “and was sent to my room, I would recline on my bed with my legs crossed and play boisterously until I was allowed out again.” She gave up on violin after eight years and took up piano in the last two years of school, but struggled to read music and would memorise the pieces of music so she could play them to the teacher the next day. Hay grew up listening to opera and classical jazz, while her mother, Marianne Perrott Hay, painted. She remembers long, lazy afternoons at the family beach house at Portsea, with the music on loud; Nina Simone, Frank Sinatra. “It seeped into my brain and came to me, that style, 10 years later.” She later became “obsessed” with the interpretations of Canadian jazz singer Diana Krall (now married to Elvis Costello). “She really got to me,” she says of Krall. “I loved the voice, her phrasing, the way she made the songs her own.” And then, through the biographical film De-Lovely, she fell for Cole Porter. Except for a fleeting admiration for the Spice Girls, she had no love for the pop music her friends listened to, and is regarded by them as musically old-fashioned. Hanging in the studio with older musicians who knew their way around the musical canons fitted her personality. “It was so exciting to step into this world surrounded by musicians because they know what I am talking about,” she says. “They are some of the best musicians in Australia, so I was in awe. To be locked up with them all in one room was like heaven. I get along with people older than me, in general. I think it’s the way I am. I can relate to them because I am an old soul. I always would rather sit at a table with my parent’s friends.” Her parents were initially sceptical about her plans to make music a career. “It was hard to try and convince my parents that I could do it and do it well,” she says. “It did take a while. My mother was always a big supporter. Took a while to convince my father. Now I’ve shown them what I can achieve, they are my two biggest supporters.” Her father was resistant because, she says, he is “very conservative” and wanted her to study “international business” or another uni degree. “I couldn’t bear the thought,” she says. At 18, carrying a dream to be a singer, Hay “ran away” to China, answering a newspaper ad placed by a hotel in a town near Shanghai looking for “a Western presence” in an “ambassador” role. The job turned out to be slightly less fulfilling than it sounded. “I didn’t have anything to do but stand in the foyer,” she says. Understandably unchallenged by this, after two weeks she wandered into the hotel’s kitchen, hoping to do something a little more useful. “I made a job for myself
An old soul: Maddy Hay has just released her first album in Melbourne. (JoHn Donegan)
chopping fruit to make juice,” she says. “The staff in the kitchen were from the countryside and had no English. I used to sing to them and they would sing Chinese folk songs for me.” She also pitched in making sushi rolls. Why China? “It was far away and that appealed to me,” she says. “I needed to get away. I was overwhelmed. I knew what I wanted but I didn’t know how to do it. It was a stage where I wasn’t getting the support I needed.” She ended up offering to sing in the hotel’s bar, where she faced a new set of frustrations. “In China, people go to tea bars where they drink tea and smoke cigarettes and they would fall asleep. I was told to play songs that were lively to wake people up. I said ‘no’.” After six months trying to wake up the snoozers in the tea bar, Hay returned to Australia with an album full of songs. “Everything was as clear as crystal,” she says. “I went straight into the studio, recorded some demos, and from there they fell into the hands of all the right people.” It was a great time for her. “The mysteries of the studio, that’s my favourite time,” she says. “Everyone goes slightly loony. I just love it.”
ast year she travelled to Paris to write her second album. She had the classic second-album challenge. “I had my whole life to write my first album and then a few weeks to write my second.” Still, they were a great few weeks, renting a tiny apartment on the Rue de Bac, off the Boulevard Saint-Germain, writing on her laptop. “Jonathan (Zion) said, ‘You need to write a new song every day for two months’, so I sat down and did that.” It sounds like battery-farm conditions, but John Lennon and Paul McCartney underwent the same instruction and, in a ridiculously short period, pumped out their early classics. There’s nothing that focuses a creative type more than a deadline. Hay wrote 30 songs, which she had to cut to 12 for the album, “which kills me”, she says. Hay is living the dream she’s always nurtured. “I have always had this burning feeling that everything will be OK,” she says. “It was very clear to me that it would happen, I didn’t know when but I knew it would.” She’s excited with her label. Zion introduced her to the music of Bob Dylan last year, one of Columbia’s most famous artists. “It’s honest and it speaks to me,” she says of Dylan’s music. She’ll no doubt bump up against other music legends when she travels to Nashville in December to mix the second album. Meanwhile, in Melbourne she launched her album last week at the Toff in Town in the city. It’s an extraordinary rise. Clearly, being away with the fairies doesn’t just not hold you back, it could very well be a career prerequisite in the music industry. \
» Maddy Hay plays The Paris Cat jazz club in Goldie Place in the city on Wednesday October 6, 2010. » Smoke in the City is out now on Sony/Columbia » www.maddyhay.com
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Below: Untitled, from The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories (1982-1984), pen and ink, marker and colour pencil on paper. (Tim BUrTon)
right: Tim Burton with Johnny Depp on the set of Sweeney Todd. (Leah GaLLo)
dward Scissorhands, for the very obvious reasons attached to each of his arms, would make a great editor. He would, at least, bring new meaning to the term “director’s cut”, which is often an excuse for filmmakers to bloat a DVD release with all the odds and ends they couldn’t fit into a cinema. Seldom are those odds and ends as fascinating as Tim Burton’s, however. The cunningly titled Tim Burton: The Exhibition has descended on ACMI like a day-glo funeral, courtesy of its original hosts, New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). The premise that the exhibition is intensely personal was lent credence by Burton himself, who showed up at ACMI still bemused that his work is the subject of a retrospective. “I didn’t realise I saved so much stuff. (The MoMA team) sort of did an archaeological dig. They found all sorts of things which I didn’t know I had or kept. I learnt a lot about myself that I wouldn’t have, ordinarily, because I would have never looked at it again,” he says. Burton seems excruciatingly shy. He winces when
camera flashes punctuate his slightest movement, says that ACMI’s much darker setting for the exhibition made him feel very comfortable, and surprises no one with the revelation that early on in his life “he didn’t really speak”. “I always used drawing as a way to communicate. I felt much more comfortable doing a sketch,” he says. While there are lots of film props and models among the more than 700 items on display, it is those sketches and scrapbooks that hold the exhibition together. They’re all warped perspectives and fermentations of geometry and language – some are obvious, such as Little Dead Riding Hood, others spicily skewed, such as Blind Man With Permanent Seeing Eye Dogs, which features two hounds lounging in gaping eye sockets. Also on show is an array of artefacts from Burton’s films, such as Batman’s cowl, Edward Scissorhands’ suit, and 26 different Jack Skellington heads – this last underscoring the laborious process of stop motion on The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), which he wrote and produced.
or Rajendra Roy, MoMA’s chief curator of film, a particular highlight is Hansel and Gretel, a never-aired film made for the Disney Channel in the 1980s. “It’s like a Rosetta Stone for Burton – everything is in there, all the design elements, all the really wacky humour, the impending doom and the touch of scariness,” Roy says. “It’s really a lost treasure. The early materials are the kind of things you’ll never see again; it’s intensely personal and I don’t think he’s going to expose them ever again.” As if to emphasise his point, also on display is a 1976 rejection letter from Disney for The Giant Zlig,
DREAMSCAPES a children’s book Burton wrote and drew, which an executive at the House of Mouse declared was “too derivative of the Seuss works to be marketable”. It’s a bold inclusion, especially as the run-up to the exhibition took place to the sound of knives being sharpened. Some critics say his work is self-referential, eternally borrowing from himself. Others point to an emphasis on pointless remakes and a triumph of style over substance. As with all the best jibes, these have a core of truth. Alongside every refreshingly unusual concoction such as Beetlejuice (1988) is a Batman (1989), a big-budget film based on an instantly recognisable intellectual property. Burton’s body of work has swung between these two extremes, and has come to lean towards the latter. After Edward Scissorhands (1990), he spent most of the past 20 years adapting existing franchises, with wildly disparate results. Mars Attacks! (1996) was brimming with satire, and worked a treat; Planet of the Apes (2001) was disastrous. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) wilted in the shadow of Gene Wilder, while Sweeney Todd (2007) hung on to its Tony Award-winning pedigree. In many ways, Burton is the antithesis of George Lucas. The man behind Star Wars bristles with ideas but is unwilling to pass the baton of writing or directing; Burton, on the other hand, is a serial surrogate mother, carrying someone else’s inspiration to term after inextricably intertwining it with his own. At best, he imbues the source material with a distinct flavour and texture – at worst, he comes across as the world’s highest-paid producer of fan fiction. So how to explain the curious dichotomy of a man who stills feel like he’s on the outside of society choosing projects with such mass-market appeal? Maybe it’s a way for this patron saint of endearing outcasts to feel accepted at last, to connect with a world he views through a unique and unusual lens. Or, as ACMI director Tony Sweeney says, maybe he just likes people. “I think he likes human beings. He likes creating – his work is an homage to people, really. You can see his delight in observing the characteristics of people. He’s a very good cartoonist and caricaturist – he’s not just picking up some surface style, he’s picking up something and distorting it,” Sweeney says. “He did start out very strongly as a cult director, but even early on those cult films reached a much broader
audience … but he hasn’t lost the cult audience, and that’s really unusual.”
erhaps that explains the massive success of this year’s Alice in Wonderland, a sequel to the two Lewis Carroll books that has grossed more than $US1 billion internationally. It has suffered all of the criticisms that Burton typically endures, but the combined audiences for the works of Burton, Carroll and Disney proved to be box-office gold. But whether you think Burton is a visionary or a man who has spent much of his career being applauded for colouring outside the lines of somebody else’s drawings, the exhibition is well worth seeing. Some of the film props seem to have just been plonked down and don’t provide much insight into the creative process, but the sketches more than make up for them. They aren’t just how Burton communicates, they’re how he works; he carries a sketchbook and small watercolour kit with him wherever he goes, and the materials on display are a window into his fertile, fevered imagination. Johnny Depp, for instance, has said that Burton can capture the entire essence of a character in one quick pen sketch and suddenly open it up for actors in a way that mere words cannot. It’s an ability honed through a lifetime of peering in from the fringes, and its appeal remains undiluted. “Certainly the element of being the perpetual outsider has resonated with Burton’s fans,” says MoMA’s Roy. “You can see that in the people who show up and are kind of ravenous to be around him; they are people who are different and who want to own their difference, which is what Tim’s films have always encouraged.” So for the loyal Burton aficionado who identifies with being an outcast, who harbours shards of loneliness or a taste for the sweetly bizarre, a trip through the twilit interiors of ACMI with like-minded individuals must be a curiously satisfying experience. Maybe it’s the same sensation they get under the cover of darkness in a cinema – an aggregation of the excluded, a critical mass of those who don’t belong but belong together, united by the knowledge that just for a little while, they’re on the inside, looking out. \
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» TIM BURTON: THE EXHIBITION ACMI, Federation Square, until October 10 Daily 10am-6pm, open until 10pm on Thursdays Midnight closes and late-night events from October 7
Left: Untitled, from Creature Series (1992), acrylic on canvas. (TIM BURTON)
Right: Edward Scissorhands (1990), pen and ink, and pencil on paper. (TIM BURTON)
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MYKE BARTLETT trawls through the Melbourne Fringe Festival’s wide program to offer a few choice suggestions. dark secrets and RISING LIGHTS, quiet achievers. Burlesque dancers, nuns with guns and arty ninjas.
Street art, visual art and a museum of particularly bad art. Yes, it’s time again for the Melbourne Fringe Festival, where anything is not only possible but both highly probably and easily affordable, meaning a gamble on that nude dance act will cost you less than the taxi fare home. Fittingly, among the best of this year’s crop are those likely to dodge the media glare – those dusty gems you’ll recognise some years later sparkling on the cover of some magazine. For a start, there’s the surreal, experimental humour of Dances With Worms, a one-man comedy act that sees Stuart Bowden armed with a ukulele and spinning the kind of yarns that suggest he’s been spending far too much time on his own for far too long. There’s more music-tinged comedy in The UnEnchanted Princess, in which classical singer, harpist and award-winning comedian Linda Beatty finds herself lost in a dark forest in this fairytale-themed spin on the stand-up genre. More firmly tied to the modern world, I Hung Out With Generation Y … And All I Got Was This Lousy Facebook Account offers an evening’s satire of techobsessed youngsters with short attention spans. An easy target? Possibly, but we’re promised high-energy theatre and, curiously, a giant dancing bottle. Inspired by writer Katy Warner’s research into mental illness and social isolation, These are the Isolate charts more challenging waters, as Mutation Theatre present the unsettling story of an unhappily married man returning home to find a strange woman setting up an elaborate suicide machine. Mutation is also presenting The Arrival, another
debut performance, based on the acclaimed picture book by Australian author and illustrator Shaun Tan. Featuring a cast of 20, the play tells a moving and timely tale about an asylum-seeker fleeing the terrors of his homeland and having to face up to the challenges of settling in to a new country. With a similarly acute eye on social matters, Send in the Clowns is a journey into the imagination of a young boy, inspired by the dissociative worlds abused children create for themselves. Using elements of clowning, puppetry and music, the performance explores themes of fleeting innocence and the shifting lines between fantasy and reality. Dogmeat also tackles dark issues of childhood abuse, inspired by the true story of a young boy chained to a lamppost by his parents. Overseen by Bell Shakespeare director Jessica Tuckwell, this black, vitriolic piece is to be performed in the forecourt of La Mama, where the unpredictable elements are likely to provide an extra frisson. As a contrast to all this darkness, I Love That You Forgot … is an entertaining blend of cabaret, pop music and nostalgia as two strangers meet on a midnight train to Georgia and look back on where they’ve come from to work out where they’re headed. Boldly going to places few plays go, The Omega Quest is a “sci-fi action romance” in which the last human crosses the galaxies in pursuit of a new Earth. There are aliens to be fought, new worlds to save and some striking visuals on show, including a re-creation of a gravity-free spacewalk. Rather more low key, Short Stories #1: Versions of Contemporary History relies on everyday visuals, sitting its audience in the shopfront of a Gertrude Street florist to watch real-time stories through the glass, with the aid of recorded conversations
and projected subtitles. A cross-media installation, the piece examines Australian cultural identity while crafting a fluid exchange between performer and voyeur. At the noisier end of things, Love & Theft Records Showcase will deliver a taste of the finest Melbourne rock, garage and pop. Singer-songwriter Catherine Traicos, whose recent album The Amazing didn’t disgrace its cheeky title, will also be in town with Notes From Hell, a show tackling her attempt to base an album on Dante’s Divine Comedy. For a more traditional evening of tunes, piano duo Georg and Saunders will be playing a mix of traditional and modern classics, or there’s a chance to get down and dirty with Deep Street Soul, as local soul stars revisit funk classics from the ’70s. For a risqué end to an evening on the fringe, Red Bennies’ B&B Shuffle will be premiering an evening of world-class burlesque to the strains of live swing, jazz and blues. Last but not certainly not least, Big Shoes to Fill has a little bit of everything. There’s comedy, there’s theatre, there’s circus tricks. A regular on the cabaret circuit both here and abroad, Anna “Pocket Rocket” Lumb is a thoroughly modern old-school entertainer whose knack with a hula hoop will have you utterly in awe. If it’s all still too much, the Fringe Club offers an ideal jumping-on point. Artists mix with the art-curious on the dance floor while performances offer a grab-bag selection of satire, dance, circus acts and, ahem, erotic fiction. Best of all, it’s free. \
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A seismic shift at the big end of town means director Oliver Stone has plenty of new ammunition as he returns to old turf for the first time in 23 years. If Wall Street epitomised the wealth and excess of the 1980s, its sequel captures the unease and panic of greed gone wrong. Aware bankers aren’t exactly sympathetic, Stone cleverly sidesteps any audience antipathy by thrusting two good-hearted babes into the middle of a money-making machine about to choke on its own cogs. Shia LaBeouf is a high-flyer with a conscience, while An Education’s Carey Mulligan is his left-wing journo girlfriend, who just happens to be the estranged daughter of Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas). As engaging as LaBeouf and Mulligan are, Douglas is the driving force of the film, even if he is kept to the background for much of its running time. We’re not sure exactly how reformed Gekko is after a long spell in prison, but Douglas has a charm and worldliness that disarms our suspicions as easily as he woos LaBeouf. At times, Stone’s direction can be a little heavy-handed, overdosing on the sort of visuals and graphics rolling that news stations resort to in an attempt to dramatise dull facts and figures. Here, the bells and whistles distract from a story that, simply by riding on the back of recent history, has more than enough high-stakes drama.
There’s no shortage of drama in another sequel out this week, The Girl Who Played With Fire. The adaptation of the second of the insanely popular Millennium Trilogy, it’s a competent and faithful retelling that suffers from only having half a story to tell. As with the book, much of this tale is about setting up the finale, with our protagonists only meeting up again in the final reel. Returning from an overseas jaunt, our beloved sociopath Lisbeth Salander (the excellent Noomi Rapace) is accused of a triple murder and goes on the run. Journalist Mikael Blomkvist (the less-exciting Michael Nyqvist) edges towards subplot as he finds himself able to do little to help, other than answer a few emails and send a few text messages. Nonetheless, both discover that criminal elements from Salander’s past are determined to have their revenge on her. All three of the Millennium adaptations started life as muchlonger TV movies and, while the first had a certain cinematic glamour, this often feels too small for the wide screen, despite having twice the action and incident of its predecessor. With its invulnerable henchman and evil mastermind, the plot might be pure James Bond, but the visuals too often resemble a less-exciting Spooks. More troublingly, the necessary abridgements have resulted in a choppy narrative that plays out more like a highlights package than a complete story in its own right. A fan of the books will find still find much to enjoy, but a stranger to the series may be left wondering what all the fuss is about.
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An acrophobe’s road trip from the director of TV’s The Mighty Boosh, this is a suitably surreal tour through the subconscious of homebound Stephen (Edward Hogg). When rats eat the last of his frozen vegetarian lasagnes, he is forced to consider leaving the house, which brings back troubling memories of a disastrous trip through Europe with laddish pal Bunny (Simon Farnaby). The film has a gentle, whimsical feel, with Simon’s memories brought to life by cardboard cutouts and hand-drawn animation. This homemade approach, familiar to fans of the Boosh (both of whom cameo), means the film feels part-Michel Gondry, part-Wallace and Gromit. The result makes for a hypnotic and not-always-pleasantly-dreamlike
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90 minutes, where the viewer is untroubled by trifles such as narrative or character development. Our protagonists are a classic comic pairing – the sensitive idiot and the streetwise idiot – but there is curiously little comedy on the first approach, the humour less laugh-out-loud and more a surreal ticking of the funnybone. Really, this is the sort of film destined to do better on DVD than in the cinema. Quirky enough to find a fan base and with more than passing references to Withnail & I, Bunny and the Bull has cult classic printed large across every frame. Repeated viewings are sure to unearth depths that are hard to spot the first time through. \ MYKE BARTLETT
TOP PiCK MUSiC THe HOLiDAyS \ POST PArADiSe Recorded in Melbourne, the debut from this Sydney group follows other rising stars Little Red in pushing a new brand of accessible Aussie pop that doesn’t stint on the idiosyncrasies. Post Paradise boasts a free-ranging palate of influences, echoing Broken Bells and Vampire Weekend in fusing elements of electronica, world music and summery pop. Caribbean-tinged opener Heavy Feathers establishes a tone that balances the soaring with the chilled, the sort of track mid-’90s U2 might have written if Bono had been busy on the pina coladas. Single Golden Sky is world-class indie, a rattling joyful beast that even the most self-conscious hipster would struggle to keep still for, while A Million Eyes has an epic, Flaming Lips quality, exploding into a surprising, dancey chorus. Only Broken Bones tends to the moodier side of things, but this is a record that’s more about sunlight than shade. For a pop record, it’s also more about the vibe than it is the tunes. Still, there are hooks to be found with the slightest persistence and, besides, it’s such a big, bright vibe that we’re happy to bask in its warmth and take our time.
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De Neefe is co-founder of the Mudra Swari Saraswati Foundation, a not-for-profit, non-government organisation that manages the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival and supports various local literary programs. She is also the author of Fragrant Rice, a highly readable autobiographical memoir-cum-cookbook. As well as hosting guests, cooking classes and ceremonies, the Honeymoon Bakery and Guesthouse, is home to de Neefe and her family.
» Fragrant Rice, Harper Collins, rrp $26.99
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About an hour by car out of Denpasar, Ubud enjoys a cooler climate and an even more relaxed, and therefore relaxing, atmosphere than the rest of Bali. From the airport, an imperceptible rise takes you to the hills above the sacred River Ayung. Renowned for its artistic endeavours – including silver jewellery, paintings and wood and stone carvings – Ubud also features plenty of distinctive music, dance and other cultural activities. By day, the lush, green rice paddies around Ubud feature straight lines of ducks waddling by and boys flying kites; by night, watch out for the fireflies dancing above the fields. Be sure to visit Ubud Palace, opposite the market. It’s still in use by the royal family and visitors can wander the outer sanctum. It provides a welcome respite from the late-afternoon heat and you can often catch free music recitals or dance rehearsals.
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» For a taste of Balinese food closer to home, visit Warung agus, 305 Victoria street, West Melbourne. open Thursday-sunday 6.30-10.30pm; 9329 1737
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Melbourne-born Janet de Neefe’s love affair with Bali started with her first visit in 1974. Ten years later, on her second visit, she began a love affair with her husband Ketut, with whom she has four children. Together they own restaurants Casa Luna (the first restaurant to combine Balinese and Western styles of cooking and this year celebrating its 18th birthday) and Indus (book for lunch to make the most of the spectacular view), plus Bar Luna. There’s also the Casa Luna Emporium selling linen and homewares.
Being held in various venues around Ubud from October 6-10, the international festival includes readings, discussions, workshops, signings and cultural events. This year’s theme is Bhinneka Tunggal Ika, the Indonesian national motto meaning “Harmony in Diversity”. Featured authors include Australians Frank Moorhouse, Cate Kennedy, Thomas Keneally, Sian Prior, Shane Maloney and Christos Tsiolkas, plus international writers Tash Aw, Tabish Khair, Ioannis Gatsiounis and many others. Every year the festival also features 15 emerging Indonesian writers. Some events are free; day passes from $100. Tickets are available online now.
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“I enjoy cooking, but I love eating more,” said one of the group, succinctly. No doubt she was glad to discover that the classes offered at Ubud’s Casa Luna Cooking School are as much about eating as they are about cooking. Catering to beginners or more-experienced cooks – or indeed anyone interested in Balinese culture – the classes are held in the courtyard of the Honeymoon Bakery and Guesthouse, within walking distance of the Casa Luna restaurant co-owned by Janet de Neefe. The classes have been going for about 10 years and run six days a week. Thursday’s market tour starts with guide Oleg skilfully navigating the mostly Australian participants around the colourful and crowded Ubud market while he explains the difference between the “morning price market” (a food market frequented by locals) and the “afternoon price market” (tourist goods at tourist prices). Time is allocated for participants to make the most of the morning prices, and as years of experience have turned Oleg into something of an expert on Australian quarantine laws, we’re able to relax about the cheap vanilla beans, spices and kitchen utensils we’ve bought. Ambling back to the open-air kitchen classroom for a refreshing cup of iced hibiscus tea, cook Yude takes over. She’s been with “Mrs Janet” for more than 15 years and understands that “this is your holiday”. So while we’re at the market, others have been busy dicing and chopping the myriad ingredients needed for the food we’ll simply help prepare. We’re all encouraged to use the mortar and pestle to grind up the many spices used and, as ingredients such as shallots, ginger, cumin, palm sugar and lemongrass combine, the smell becomes intoxicating. While she cooks, Yude chats about Balinese culture and covers a surprisingly broad range of topics – tooth filing, cremation, marriage and more. Although most of the Australian men in the class seem to be accompanying wives hoping for a hand in the kitchen, in Balinese society men cook at all ceremonial occasions. “No cooking, no marriage,” says Yude. The relaxed class ends with lunch, where everything made – chicken curry, coconut and anchovy sambal, wok-fried eggplant, tofu fritters and bean-coconut salad – is shared. By now, for everyone, it becomes all about eating. No one leaves disappointed. Classes are limited to about 20 participants, but it can be worth hanging around Casa Luna hoping for a no-show. The classes are 300,000 rupiah per person (about $A36); children attending will be asked to be on their best behaviour. All participants receive a notebook with ingredient explanations and recipes.
It would not be at all surprising to learn that Puri Wulandari translated into “Pure Indulgence”. It’s a high-end (and highly priced) luxury experience and the first view of the secluded villa will have you feeling like you’ve somehow stumbled straight into an impossibly beautiful screen saver. The private horizon pool seems to hang on the edge of the hillside. It overlooks the jungle on the other side of the river and, in the morning, before the sounds of yahooing tourists on white-water rafts start drifting up from the valley floor far below, watch and listen for monkeys (or get up close and uncomfortably personal with them at the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary). Breakfast is provided in front of the main pool, and every whim is met by smiling, friendly staff who will be only too happy to help plan your day, even if that only means arranging for one of the butlers to get a golf buggy to take you back to your villa. Take advantage of the hotel’s spa treatments – there’s stress-relief massage (do it at the start of your visit to maximise its potential), coconut body scrub, jacuzzi, pedicure … the list goes on. \ » www.puri-wulandari.com
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Indonesia’s popular budget resort island has had a fine-dining makeover, finds Peter WIlmoth.
hen I first went to Bali in 1983, most meals were had in small warungs for a few dollars. No budgets were blown, but minds weren’t either. There were few fine-dining experiences. Twenty-five years later, eating on the island is one of the great joys. The fine dining on Bali is now an attraction for people who want a relaxing holiday with great food. In what has to be described as one of the more pleasurable assignments, The Weekly Review visited some of Bali’s best places to eat. Here’s what we found.
Prepare to be wowed by this stunning and elegant addition to Bali’s fine-dining scene. Sardine was opened last September by Pascal Chevillot, a fourth-generation chef from the Burgundy region of France, and his wife, Pika, a Slovenian artist. Serving mainly local seafood, Sardine sources vegetables from its own organic garden. More than half the restaurant is dedicated to a working paddy field, which means diners have great views of a rice field. We started with smoked sardines and a Papua crab salad, followed by barramundi and miso sea bass and soba noodles. This has big wow factor and has quickly become a magnet for international travellers. » Jl Petitenget 21, Kerobokan, Kuta. +62 361 738 202 www.sardinebali.com
Over the road from Sardine is another big Bali star, Metis, helmed by chef Nicolas ‘‘Doudou’’ Tourneville, formerly of Bali’s well-known Kafe Warisan, who brings his version of French Mediterranean food to the island. Set back from Petitenget, the views across the paddy fields are stunning. It’s a cool scene here, with groups of ridiculously fashionable and elegant Bali party types. It’s an epic building, with a huge sense of occasion, just the place to show off or impress. It’s not as cosy as Sardine, but its food is just as impressive. Try the grilled octopus, the grilled Moroccan lamb kefta or the yellowfin tuna steak. A must visit. » Jl Petitenget 6, Kerobokan, Kuta. +62 361 737 888 www.metisbali.com
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Possibly the grooviest place to eat and party on the island. With its dramatic sweeping drapes, large marble tables and candles twinkling in glass bells, The Living Room is a sumptuous and glamorous setting. The food nods to several different cultures, from Balinese, Thai, French (duck leg confit) and Australian (beef tenderloin and Tasmanian salmon). After you’ve eaten, the partying starts at about 10.30pm and attracts The Beautiful (and some of The Damned too probably). Great music, plus a lovely courtyard to escape the crowd. The night we were there, the owner stopped the DJ so an Italian opera singer could stand next to the LP console and belt out a number to an appreciative audience. It was fun and a moment that probably sums up the place. Again, a must visit.
» Jl Petitenget 2000xx, Kerobokan, Kuta. +62 361 735 735 www.thelivingroom-bali.com
An old favourite with the sea view to die for. You can arrive either by walking along Seminyak Beach or in a taxi to a car park policed by security guards, cross a bridge over a canal and you’re at a Bali institution. La Lucciola occupies an open, thatched-roof building with dining on two levels. Best to try for upstairs to enjoy the breeze. The food is modern Italian and honest. We had pan-seared fillet of pearl snapper and fritto misto with scampi, calamari, whiting, tiger prawns and garlic aioli. It’s a casual vibe, and brilliant for a lunch with that view. » Jl Kayu aya, Seminyak. +62 361 730 838
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It’s known as the funkiest bar in South-East Asia, and it lives up to the billing. This year celebrating its 10th birthday, the edge hasn’t come off this icon. The building, with its bars and restaurant, surrounds a large grassed area leading to lounge chairs where you can watch the ocean. By day, gorgeous, by night, with the lights on the water, it’s stunning. Cocktails are about $13 but you don’t mind paying to be in such a venue. » Jl Laksmana 9, Seminyak. +62 361 736 969 www.kudeta.net
Sarong, a supremely elegant and impressive place, is Australian chef Will Meyrick’s latest venture. The room is a feast for the eyes – ornate chandeliers, lamps, vases with freshly cut flowers, couches, armchairs and sumptuous flowing drapes. Meyrick draws inspiration from the street foods of South-East Asia and has created a menu ranging from “Asian tapas” to more formal dishes from India, Thailand and Indonesia. » Jl Petitenget 19x, Kerobokan, Kuta. +62 361 737 809 www.sarongbali.com
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As bases for our eating tour, we can recommend two places to stay. The first is Space at Bali. Space is six private villas, each with two bedrooms positioned either side of an elegant living room overlooking a pool and garden. It is a beautiful setting, and well located for the shops and cafes. Ideal for families wanting some Bali action but also a solace from the crowds. Better yet, there is a huge door connecting to another villa, which
means the door can stay open for easy access to another family you may be travelling with. Service includes breakfast brought to you and other meals by request.
Main: The Metis fish trio: Swordfish, yellowfin tuna and coral trout.
above: Metis offers paddy views.
» Jl drupadi 8, Seminyak. +62 361 731 100 www.spaceatbali.com
For couples or family groups wanting complete privacy with exquisite personalised service, a great option is Villa Sungai in the village of Cepaka, about 40 minutes drive from Denpasar and 20 minutes from Seminyak. The bedrooms are superbly designed and a long pool sits above deeply wooded forest and river. Meals are served overlooking the pool and forest by helpful and delightful staff. This is ideal for honeymooners or groups, including families, who want to get away from the bustle of Legian and Seminyak. \
» cepaka, tabanan. +62 410 324 535 www.bali-villasungai.com
above left: Sarong, ornate and elegant. (Supplied)
eveRy man’s dReam Ben thomas meets John Cozens, master brewer at Foster’s and the man with a guiding hand in the drinking habits of millions of australians.
ohn Cozens is a man never lost for words around a barbecue – he can talk beer all night. As an Englishman in charge of enriching Australia’s great brewing heritage, the Foster’s Group’s “Master of Beer” and Capability and Improvement Manager, is custodian of many of our favourite tipples. From VB, to Melbourne Bitter, to Foster’s, to Fat Yak, to the latest $90 bottle of Crown Ambassador Lager, he’s had a hand in them all. But, in 1968, when he was about to start a university course in town planning, Australia and brewing weren’t on his radar, though he did grow up in Yorkshire, a
prime area of the world for pints and real ales. We’ve got the local brewery near his home town in Tadcaster – John Smith’s – to thank for setting Cozens, now 61, on a path that would lead him to Melbourne and providing a guiding hand in the drinking habits of millions of Australians. John Smith’s offered him a summer job. Says Cozens: “I ended up with a job in their new experimental brewery, which was being built. “My first job there was looking through Meccano sets to find pieces to finish off the brewery.” Experimentation, beer, what more can anyone want? It wasn’t long before his dreams of redesigning
roundabouts were distant memories and he was studying for every man’s dream job – that of master brewer. And not everything in the new course was cerebral. Cozens explains: “Study for the master brewer exam included everything from agriculture, growing barley and hops, to pulling pints at the local pub.” In the early 1980s, jobs in the beer industry started to shrink. The then British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, passed a law known colloquially as the beer order, which decreed that breweries could not make beer and own pubs at the same time. So, after working his way around the British brewery scene, in 1983 he found himself at the giant Courage Brewery outside London. After a few years brewing some of Britain’s best-known ales, Cozens got a call that would start a lifelong association with Australia and its beer. In 1988 the John Elliott-led Foster’s had bought Courage and it wanted him to make the first brew of Foster’s in Britain. Foster’s was to be made in exactly the
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he 2010 crown ambassador vintage is the third from Foster’s, but the crown Lager story is nearly 100 years old. crown Lager has been made since 1919, when it was presented to visiting royalty and its consumption was reserved for regal occasions, until it was released to the public in 1954 to commemorate the first australian visit by the Queen. Each of the 7000 crown ambassador bottles is individually numbered and bottle 0001 was hand-delivered to the Queen on the anniversary of her coronation on June 2. John cozens gets a thank-you letter from her majesty each year, but isn’t sure if she has actually tried the beer. he recommends leaving it in the cellar to age for at least three years before opening. crown ambassador is built around the same Dna as the original but is made at an alcohol level of 10 per cent to help it age. included in the recipe are galaxy hops, which are hand picked in myrtleford, raced down to Foster’s’ specialist brewery in Dandenong and added to the brew on the day they were picked. there’s also a small proportion of the 2009 vintage ambassador, which was aged in oak wine barrels, added to the final blend to add complexity and deliver a house style to the beer.
role with Foster’s. He still gets to experiment with drinks and has just released the third vintage of Crown Ambassador Lager, which is partly aged in oak barrels and at $90 a bottle is one of our most expensive beers. Foster’s recently decided to split its beer and wine units, seen by many as a positive move. Talk in the industry was that Foster’s had too many brands and couldn’t manage them all with wine and beer living under the one roof. “It doesn’t mean much change for us (as brewers) but I think we will see the rebirth of CUB and a much closer association with the rich heritage in Melbourne around the CUB brand,” Cozens says. “People have been drinking established brands, in the case of Hoegaarden in Belgium since 1445, and in the case of VB, since Thomas Aitken brewed it in the 1880s and the Foster brothers brought refrigeration and cold beer to Australia over 100 years ago. “There’s a huge amount of longevity in beer brands that we sometimes overlook when we put new products out in the marketplace.”
Mastering the brew: John cozens relaxes in the micro brewery at the Foster’s abottsford Plant in melbourne.
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same way, with the same ingredients, as it was in Australia. “A man came over with the recipe, in a briefcase strapped to his wrist,” jokes Cozens. “It was quite challenging being told by Aussies how to brew beer, but Courage was an ale brewery rather than lager and Foster’s was a five per cent beer, which was unusual in the UK at the time.” Most British ales are about the 3.8 per cent mark. For a change, Cozens branched out and got a job making cider and experimenting with premixed drinks. This enthusiasm for experimentation has reverberations today for Cozens in his brewing endeavours at Foster’s. One of Cozens’s innovations was a mix of Stone’s Green Ginger Wine and Irish Cream, an amazing forerunner to the current wave of premixed drinks. But it didn’t exactly take off: “It was a delicious drink … but they couldn’t get the marketing right.” In 2004 John moved to Melbourne with his wife, also a master brewer, and two children to take up his current
hile the beers we have grown up with will remain a constant on our shelves, Cozens says the beer industry in Australia is in an exciting phase of innovation and heading in two distinct directions. The first is towards an American style of beer – low in carbohydrates, light, dry and refreshing. “This style of beer is naturally low in carbs so it’s a marketer’s dream, but the style was around long before we became carb-conscious,” Cozens says. “The Australian market has been influenced by the Europeans for over 100 years so we don’t see too many new styles of beer here. “Australia has been good at perfecting a clean, everyday drinking style of beer – VB, Melbourne Bitter, Carlton Draught – with no real hop characters.” But now the hop is back and craft breweries such as Little Creatures, White Rabbit and the Foster’s-owned Fat Yak are leading the charge. “I have nothing but admiration for craft brewers, who are generating some really interesting beers. “Little Creatures were one of the first to put the hops back in and dark beers are becoming increasingly popular, with Healesville’s White Rabbit opening up the market for other brewers. “It’s a really dynamic local scene. Most of the big brands around the world started life as a local brewery.” \
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e walks the walk, talks the talk, rides the bike … is definitely driven, but seemingly not in overdrive. He is still young at 32, with two toddlers at home, and a list of building projects and ideas as long as his arm. Will Deague has rolled out three new boutique hotels in Melbourne in the past 10 months and has three more in his Art Series Hotels Group on the go over the next couple of years. Meanwhile, the group has scooped up a rare chance to take its concept to that other great Australian cultural capital, Adelaide. Deague’s website brands his drivers as “success and expansion”, bringing the right people together at the right time in the right place to make the most of Melbourne’s growing national and international reputation as the best getaway destination, a culture vulture’s delight and “the events and conventions capital” of the Asia-Pacific region. Deague’s “art attack” (or is it boutique branding?) will not stop here, though, nor Adelaide. Australia’s east coast is on his radar, and the west looks pretty good, too. And it is not really an art attack; every project tells a story; there are many stories behind each and they all weave into the brand.
The rollout so far In November last year, The Cullen’s opening signalled the start of Deague’s $500 million Arts Series Hotels rollout on Commercial Road, at the bohemian end of Prahran. It is named after Adam Cullen, the Blue Mountains’ often controversial, described as grunge, artist best known as the 2000 Archibald Prize winner for his portrait of actor David Wenham. To quote Wikipedia: “He has painted such things as dead cats, ‘bloodied’ kangaroos, headless women and punk men, many of which represent what he calls ‘Loserville’.” The Cullen’s lobby features life-sized, custom-built fibreglass cows and the building includes original canvases exhibited in twists and turns through clever design that allows Cullen’s story to be told. It was immediately listed in the US Conde Nast Traveller’s 2010 hot list. From Prahran, Deague moved to the other end of Melbourne’s renowned Chapel Street fashion and arts precinct; the signature South Yarra corner of Chapel and Daly streets, where The Olsen will open in April. John Olsen, now well into his 80s and recharged by his Lake Eyre experience, embraced the chance to work alongside Deague and his team – the architects and interior designers – to transform his rendition of Lake Eyre in flood, his dedication to Australian landscapes and its art, his art, into a building that tells his story. A giant 5.5-metre Olsen painting, Yellow Sun Over the Yarra, hangs in the foyer of Deague’s $90 million “jewel in the crown”, the company flagship so far. Then on August 15, the $800-million Blackman, inspired by Australia’s most famous figurative artist, Charles Blackman, opened 16 floors and more than 200 hotel rooms behind Airlie Mansion, on the fringe of central Melbourne. Its design cues are taken from Blackman’s famous Alice in Wonderland series. The next is earmarked for another South Yarra site, for which Deague has been wooing the wife of former art genius Brett Whiteley for naming support, making sure they can do Whiteley’s story justice. “We took Wendy to the site and went over our concepts; she said that she likes what she has seen.” The fifth to be completed, hopefully within the next two years, is likely to be The Knight, named after sci-fi and fantasy-world artist Jasper Knight and tucked in behind the Hawthorn Town Hall, on the former police station site, near the corner of Glenferrie and Burwood roads. The sixth? Watch this space; Brunswick looks good,
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but why compete with Rydges, the redevelopment of the old PANCH hospital on Bell Street? Northcote? Maybe; there a lot of Melburnians on Deague’s team and a lot of Melbourne yet to bring back to life.
Behind the youth Deague, obviously, has backing; his father, David, still chairs the Asian Pacific Building Corporation he launched as a private family-based company in 1992. Will came on board as a director in 1997 and is now at the helm as CEO. The APBC has a diverse development portfolio, including its headquarters at 1 Queens Road, Melbourne, part of its St Kilda Towers development, Kings Technology Park and the Exchange Tower, as well as some interesting inner-urban projects – The Makin in East Melbourne, Bell City in Preston, Quest Beaumont in Kew and others in Hawthorn. Will cut his teeth on the old PANCH redevelopment, where Rydges now runs the first of his forays as “a publican”, as one social media site described him – taking the funky perspective of his bent for art; new art and emerging art, art for art’s sake really, so long as it speaks to him or at least to the world he wants to talk to, the people who want to visit Melbourne, and even stay. The Deague family has a long history of philanthropic support for this nation’s great legacy of artists.
Building the brand So was it a symbolic generational handover when, in 2002, Deague senior set Will the challenge to find his niche in the family business? The challenge took the whole family and 10 Australian artists, among them some “living greats”, to witness one of the most extraordinary natural events in the great interior of this continent, all too commonly wrapped up into that one-word descriptor “desert”? Lake Eyre was in flood; the first time in decades –
Will, his three siblings, his father and mother, Kristene, put a one-week, $1 million-dollar camping trip together, which left the then 24-year-old “blown away”. What got him? Deague talks of the vastness he witnessed and the extraordinary spectacle, the miracle of bird life that emerges from what, most years, is the perfect dry saltpan suitable for land-speed record attempts by car-cum-aeroplane buffs, the flying bug being one of Will’s own. And he talks of the ensuing year he spent working with these 10 artists on the projects, inspired by this trip, and from then has been at the drawing board, translating art into architecture to put down some history of his own. “Here I stand, if I am Australian; let me reveal this without being self-conscious about it; let me uncover the dormant sources; let’s feel what it is to be an Australian, arrive at a new object which is, in the end, just that, something which is us.”
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A dream machine Will Deague cites his time spent with Olsen as “inspirational”, and the opening of The Olsen, on the corner of Chapel Street and Toorak Road in April, as the hallmark of 2010 for him so far, an event the younger man and the elder celebrated together with the team built up and around this dream machine. The APBC-Art Series Hotels website is brilliant; it is basically a powerful booking engine that takes browsers quickly and graphically around myriad accommodation options and services available, short and longer-term options and rates, as well as linking booking dates to what’s on then in Melbourne. The Art Series Hotels are new sponsors of the Melbourne Fringe Festival, have forged close working partnerships within this city’s tightly run, well-oiled tourism and events-planning
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machine and are keen participants in Tourism Victoria’s and Tourism Australia’s strategic plans and campaigns. Talking to Deague, trying to pinpoint what motivates his passion for transforming signature buildings of old Melbourne into new-millennium architectural statements, conversation turns to “the winning formula”, the company’s business precinct concept and an enormous passion for his family’s home town. “Look at what’s happened here,” he says. “Melbourne! It’s much more cosmopolitan, it’s clean, people can move around here. Think what St Kilda was like 10 or 15 years ago; look at Brunswick now.” Try doing business in cities, such as Shanghai and New York, where, he says, it’s almost impossible to move around from one business district to another.
The winning formula Deague’s view of Melbourne’s renaissance aligns closely with the Victorian Government’s Melbourne 2030 vision, to distribute commercial construction activity and increase residential densities throughout inner and middle-city activity precincts. We talk about how Melbourne’s ’burbs, its old streetscapes and strip shopping centres were not long ago seen as almost “daggy” but are now cherished as part of Melbourne – a celebration of diversity and a cultural mix that is rebranding what it means to be Melburnian, to be Australian, in this new millennium.
Business precinct policy When APBC was launched by Deague senior in Malvern, Coles Myer had just became the first
central-city corporate giant to build new headquarters outside Melbourne’s CBD, atop the landmark Toorak Road-Tooronga Road hill at Hawthorn. In that era of sheer-wall, mirrored-glass street-fronts and then ultramodern new-built forms, the mix with the double or three-storey maximums of most suburban strip shopping centres threatened many. Planners and developers often battled over what was the intrinsic beauty of Melbourne. Melburnians wanted to keep their landmarks and create opportunities to reuse historic former manufacturing, industrial and civic buildings that have become available to the development marketplace over the 30 years or so since the demolition derby of the 1970s and the 1980s property bust. The art of recycling has made its mark; people like the old-world and the ultramodern juxtaposition, so long as there are modern amenities, good services and attention to what matters in life and, for the Art Series Hotels, people are booking in. Occupancy rates have been going well despite Melbourne’s wet, cold winter. “We’re way ahead of budget,” Deague says. “We are getting lots of country visitors, as well as people from interstate. Even suburbanites are booking in for weekends away.” The Cullen has already been put among the top 100 boutique hotels in the world, one of only two Australian venues to be listed. The other is an Emirates hotel in the Hunter Valley. Deague recently signed up to the internationally renowned Mr and Mrs Smith boutique hotel booking agency. And it’s not even spring! \
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arvellous Melbourne â€“ the jewel in the crown of there are lots of things for Melbourne to lay claim to,â€? Tourism Victoria Jigsaw marketing campaign â€“ was he said. described as â€œthe rust bucketâ€? of Australia in the Washington said while the overall tourism and visitor early 1990s. market shrank considerably during last yearâ€™s global â€œNow Melbourne is top of the table in the tourism financial crisis, occupancy rates are on the rise again. But stakes,â€? Australian Hotels Associationâ€™s Victorian he also warned now was not the time to â€œtake our foot off spokesman Darryl Washington said last month. the acceleratorâ€?. He described the cityâ€™s reversal of fortunes in the â€œOne of our most important visitor areas is the tourism stakes as a rags-to-riches story that was bringing business and convention sector. If we take our foot off the wealth back to the whole state. accelerator in Melbourne now, our market could drop Washington attributed the reversal of Victoraâ€™s very quickly, just as it did in Japan,â€? he said. infamous 1990s exodus of sun-seeking China is an emerging strong target market; southerners to almost two decades of hard the Asian region is growing from Malaysia, Melbourne: work by the stateâ€™s tourism, entertainment Singapore and New Zealand, along with Britain The bar & bisTro and Europe generally, are mainstays, he said. and accommodation industries since Tourism CapiTal Victoriaâ€™s Jigsaw campaign kicked off. Is there too much room? Washington â€œThe Jigsaw campaign, underpinned by the starts listing the events already underpinning work done by Bob Annells as (then) CEO, brought Melbourneâ€™s annual calendar. together all parties, the AHA, the conventions and â€œMelbourne starts the season with the tennis, then events people, big attractions organisers, who got working it just goes on from there â€Ś the grand prix, the comedy together,â€? Washington said. festival, the Melbourne International Arts Festival, the â€œVictorian operators now have a co-operative spirit that Mastersâ€™ Series, live theatre, ballet, the footy finals, the they donâ€™t have in the other states and Melbourne is a spring racing carnival, the golf, the fashion shows â€Ś â€? major destination, both at home and internationally.â€? One look at the Melbourne Convention and Visitor Washington said Melbourne had become a favourite Centreâ€™s website should be enough to convince any culture short-term destination, outperforming the rest of Australia vulture they could take to the streets of Melbourne every and with a strong demand from Victorians themselves to day for a year and still not see all this city has on offer. \ enjoy their capital cityâ€™s major attractions. â€œMelbourneâ€™s the shopping capital, the bar and bistro Footnote: The AHA represents more than 8500 pub-style and three, four and five-star accommodation hotels around Australia. capital, itâ€™s the events capital; thereâ€™re sports, theatre â€“
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supeR and tax appeal Leveraging into property through superannuation makes dollars and sense.
who love property, there’s FoR those another reason to get excited. Borrowing to acquire property with self-managed
superannuation entitlements has been possible but restrictive. However, recently this financial strategy been supported with revised legislation that will now enable super investors to plan for the future with greater certainty and confidence. We borrow to buy our home, we finance car purchases with lease arrangements, we borrow to invest in shares and property, and we can now also borrow to acquire residential, commercial or industrial property within our self-managed super funds. Why would you borrow to invest in property with super? There are clear tax benefits to be gained by choosing to invest in property with self-managed superannuation capital. It must be said that these benefits can also apply to other superannuation investments and are not specific to property, thereby highlighting the tax benefits associated with superannuation.
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These can be summarised as: 1) Capital gains tax. 2) Rental income tax. 3) Salary sacrifice tax 4) Superannuation pension tax Undoubtedly the greatest tax benefit associated with investing in property within a Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF) is the potential capital gains tax concession on capital growth. If the
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property is sold while in accumulation phase after being held for more than 12 months, a 10 per cent tax rate applies. However, if that same property is sold after the super fund has converted to pension phase (that is in retirement), zero per cent tax applies. Therefore, the longer you hold the property, the greater the likely capital gain and the larger the tax benefit. Rental income is also concessionally taxed for properties owned by your super fund. As with capital gains tax, in the pension phase no tax will apply to rental investment income, and a flat 15 per cent will apply in accumulation phase. This is also extremely favourable when comparing neutrally or positively geared property with rental income taxed up to 46.5 per cent for property held in an individual’s name. The Australian Tax Office allows individuals to make pre-tax salary-sacrifice contributions into super, paying 15 per cent contributions tax in super and saving marginal tax in their own name, which again could be up to 46.5 per cent. More after-tax dollars to invest allows greater wealth to be accumulated and/or more debt to be repaid. It is commonly known that at 55, workers (employees or the self-employed) can establish a “transition-toretirement, account-based pension”. This financial strategy was legislated with the intention of allowing workers to phase into retirement by supplementing part-time hours and remuneration with an additional income stream. The reality is that it is being taken advantage of by many full-time income earners. Superannuation pension payments can be received while working full-time or part-time. The benefits are twofold. First, in pension phase, as stated above,
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investments will be capital gains and rental income tax free. Secondly, pension payments made from super to an individual are also concessionally taxed and will actually be tax free from age 60. Therefore, the typical transition-to-retirement financial strategy involves swapping higher taxed salary income with lower taxed pension income, thereby allowing additional salary-sacrificed super contributions to be made. The only opportunity cost associated with personal investment property ownership is the personal tax benefits associated with negative gearing on marginal tax rates of up to 46.5 per cent. While this may be the case, there wouldn’t be too many property ownership scenarios where these negative-gearing tax benefits outweigh the tax benefits associated with gearing and owning property within superannuation. In addition to taxation benefits, there are two core reasons why you would consider gearing in superannuation. First, the strategy can bring forward property ownership in super. For example, instead of acquiring a $500,000 property at, say, age 60, the same property could be acquired with $250,000 superannuation capital and $250,000 debt at age 50. Secondly, for the same reasons that we borrow to invest in property in our own name for investment, when we are confident the return (income and growth) will exceed the cost of borrowing, you come out ahead financially by “gearing or leveraging” into property. To simplify the maths, in the current interest rate environment, borrowing at rates of 7 per cent and renting at a yield of 3 per cent, capital appreciation of more than 4 per cent a year will result in a positive financial result.
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l The loan can be used to acquire a “single acquirable
asset”. As a result, if multiple properties are acquired, multiple trusts and corporate trustees are required, as each trust can only own one property.
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fund is deemed to own the property for tax purposes.
So, how can this investment opportunity be exploited? While the rules and regulations of borrowing to acquire property in super have been revised, they are still complex and the costs of incorrect structuring and management can be harsh. Here are some facts associated with taking advantage of the superannuation borrowing rules, known as “limited recourse borrowing arrangements”. l
The super fund needs to establish a new trust. The name of this trust typically is known as a bare trust, custodian trust or security trust.
It is required that the trust has a new corporate trustee, rather than individual trustees. While the super fund may already have a company in place acting as trustee, a new and independent company is needed specifically for the trust.
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holder of the property that is acquired, and the super fund has a beneficial interest in the asset until the debt is repaid, at which time the property is transferred into the name of the super fund.
In order to avoid potential financial consequences of double stamp duties and non-compliance of the super fund, it is advised that superannuation structural planning is conducted and that specialist financial guidance is sought before property contracts are entered into and signed. Michael Rafferty, from Super Fusion, is one of few specialists in this space of project managing the various service providers to ensure that the “loan arrangement and property purchase” is compliant and efficient. Michael liaises with accountants, finance brokers, lawyers and financial planners for the benefit of his clients, and says that “planning for the acquisition is essential”. Despite the additional work and planning requirements involved in taking advantage of limited recourse borrowing arrangements within SMSFs, the tax benefits associated with the strategy of potentially ending up with an income tax and capital gains tax-free property in retirement can make it all worthwhile. \
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s the dream of owning a suburban house moves out of reach for many, there are some who are warming to the reality of high-rise living, according to property analysts. The latest apartment trends in Melbourne’s inner region indicate that new developments will be larger in overall size but will offer more compact living than their forerunners. These new projects will cater to a growing number of first-home buyers driven out of the housing market by price escalation, as well as a new stream of buyers wanting the perks of a low-maintenance, inner-city dwelling. Developers are trying to match the growth in demand for apartments by increasing the number of projects in the inner and middle rings, commissioning high-rise and even ultra-high-rise complexes that will push up Melbourne’s skyline considerably. Jamie Kay, an analyst of medium density and high-rise apartments at Oliver Hume, says many prospective buyers are suddenly seeing apartments as an affordable investment compared with low-rise residential-area houses. “For the first time there has been a relativity in price between (inner-city terrace houses) and high-rise apartments,” Kay says. “A lot of entry-level buyers are seeing
them as a reality compared to three or four years ago.” Researchers are also observing a shift in buyers’ living preferences. Owning a property with a large backyard has become less desirable for many young couples wanting the freedom and convenience of a small apartment near the city. Buyers are also looking for the amenities associated with a more metropolitan lifestyle. “One key driver (of apartment growth) is the desire for low-maintenance lifestyles in the sense of travel distance from the city and proximity to work,” Kay says. Although empty-nesters have returned to the market after staying away during the global financial crisis, Kay says they are tending to downsize without moving out of their original suburbs. This has driven apartment development in the middle ring, where suburbs such as Camberwell, Toorak and Kew – known for their freestanding houses on generous blocks of land – are starting to build up rather than out. Baby-boomer parents are also assisting their children into the high-rise market, where inner-city and fringe apartments have become an increasingly reliable choice of investment over the past few years. Mal James, property analyst at James Buyer Advocates, says the dynamics of buying an apartment differ from those
of buying a house. (Mal’s latest column is on page 48.) “It’s a matter of when price matches size … people who are buying apartments are much more transient than people buying a house. They are a lot more flexible – it’s less about position and more about size,” he says. The security aspect of apartment living also appeals to many buyers. “Australians like to go and travel, so they like the security of apartments, that you can lock and leave them,” James says. But despite becoming a favourable investment for some buyers, apartments can prove to be an inflexible choice for those looking for their first home, James warns. “We go through different cycles of life – couples, having children, midlife – a house can sustain you through all of them.” It’s also dangerous financially, he says. “If you buy and sell (a new apartment) over a short period of time, you dramatically increase the risk of losing money,” he says, adding that second-hand apartments are a safer bet. \
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‘baby’ needs a neW Family tO care FOr Style, space and technology combine in this uncomprising testament to luxury, writes MARIA HARRIS.
ome houses impress with their space, some with their style and some with their sheer luxury. This 2½-year-old neo-Georgian property combines all three elements in unbridled opulence. From the parquetry floors to the lavish use of marble and granite, the sweeping staircase, the wrought-irontrimmed dome and the massive bedrooms, pool and water features, this house has the lot – including a two-way fireplace between the main bedroom and the en suite. Even the security system is the latest in high-tech gadgetry. Each room has a television and phone. With a flick of the remote, anyone in any room can see who is ringing the front doorbell or is outside the house. There are, of course, intercoms to all rooms and surround sound inside and out. The house represents a labour of love for Russian-born real-estate agent Tanya Jarrel and her husband Alex. Tanya, who designed the house and supervised its building, calls it her “baby”. With a total of 650 square metres of house, it’s one big, bonny baby. There are five bedrooms, six bathrooms – three are en suites – a formal living and dining room, home theatre, rumpus room, vast kitchen and family room, butler’s kitchen and an outdoor kitchen. The luxury begins in the front garden with a white fountain sculpted from a single piece of marble in the shape of a tulip. The entry is grand. The floors are parquetry. The curved staircase, with its hand-forged wrought-iron balustrade, promises new levels of luxury. Off the hall, the first bedroom has a sliding door to the marble bathroom. A door opposite this room is the internal entrance to the double garage. The hall opens to a large living and dining room with a gas open fireplace on one wall. A home theatre is opposite. Then it’s past the lavish staircase and on to the informal living zone. Here the full-width kitchen and family room showcases the abundant use of high-quality materials and appliances. Thick black granite tops the island bench, which holds top-of-the-range Ilve appliances. There are three pantries, including one in pullout style. Off the main kitchen, the butler’s kitchen has a new Italian oven, cook top and dishwasher. The laundry, also part of this space, includes a drying cupboard and laundry chute. All kitchen cabinets are red gum to contrast with the black granite. All drawers are soft-closing. In the meals area, a full-height window overlooks the swimming pool that almost laps at the edge of the house. The family room has a gas fireplace in one corner and opposite it a fully plumbed granite-topped bar with sink and service area. Bi-fold doors open to the north-facing back garden
with a covered al fresco entertainment area where a water feature is a focal point against a sidewall. At the back of the garden is the private outdoor kitchen with a granite benchtop, sink and running water. On the first floor the grandeur continues with the domed skylight lighting the staircase and a rumpus room that could double as a billiards room. Three bedrooms all have en suites with granite bench tops. Two have spa baths. All have walk-in wardrobes with built-in cabinets. The main bedroom, entered through double doors off the rumpus room, has built-in glass shelving on either side of the bed, a two-way gas fireplace and a plasma screen. Wired for surround sound, this bedroom also opens to a large, private balcony. The en suite features black porcelain tiled floors, cream tiled walls, a giant spa bath set in black, white and gray mosaic tiles and mirrored cabinets. The dressing room, which has a central cabinet with drawers, is designed more like a fashion boutique than a wardrobe. It has special sections for bags, display shelves for shoes and boots, and designer shelves and hanging space. Bigger than the bedrooms of many suburban houses, the dressing room is as much a statement of success as it is a place for clothes. \
MARSHALL WHITE, 9822 9999 21 Merton Street, Caulfield North Price: $3.5 million + Auction: October 3 at 1pm Fast facts: Luxurious neo-Georgian house, marble and granite bathrooms, granite designer kitchen, butler’s kitchen, rumpus room, separate heating and air-conditioning units, top level security, surround sound, intercom, gas fireplaces, parquetry floors, built-in bar, outdoor kitchen, swimming pool, water features, al fresco entertaining area, double garage, internal entry.
9 KILOMETRES SOUTH-EAST OF THE CBD Far left: The hand-forged wrought-iron balustrade provides spectacular access to the first floor. Centre left: Red gum cabinetry contrasts with black granite in the kitchen. Bottom left: The spacious formal living and dining room.
“IT WAS DESIGNED FOR STUNNING SOPHISTICATED LIVING WITH EVERY CONCEIVABLE LUXURY. IT’S A SHOWSTOPPER.” RAE TOMLINSON – SELLING AGENT
According to the 2006 census, Caulfield North had 14,334 people. The suburb is famous for Caulfield Park, which is about 26 hectares and bounded by Balaclava Road, Inkerman Road, Hawthorn Road and Park Crescent. It contains football and cricket ovals; open playing space, bicycle and walking tracks. Caulfield North once housed many Victorian mansions, but most have been pulled down. Of the remaining few, Labassa, which is owned by the National Trust, is the most famous. Labassa was one of the locations for the 2003 film Queen of the Damned. Many streets in Caulfield North were named after people and places of the Crimea War. Cardigan, Canrobert, Inkerman, Alma and Raglan are some of the most notable street names. Another Caulfield North mansion, Grimwade House, is now part of Melbourne Grammar School.
How this suburb has moved: Up by 2.8 per cent in the year to the June 2010 quarter. * REIV stat
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WE LOVE IT GLEN IRIS A clinker-brick façade with leadlight windows set beneath a steeply gabled roofline make this house look like something from a picture book. It has a very English look, which is not surprising as it was built in 1931 and retains some features of the arts-and-crafts era. These include panelled internal timber doors, exposed timber beams in the two formal rooms, open fireplaces, solid timber mantelpieces and polished timber floorboards. Originally it was a small house, but two renovations have extended its footprint to make it a very large house that has been long held by only a few families. The first renovation created a big kitchen and a substantial informal meals and family room that looks out to the garden and timber deck with a spa. A third bedroom is off the family room. A games or movie room was added more recently. This large room opens to the deck to provide a great indoor/outdoor entertaining
BENNISON MACKINNON, 9864 5000 8 Grandview Road Auction: October 9 at 12.30pm Price: $1.7 million – $1.8 million space for teenagers. A fourth bedroom and bathroom at the back of the house have lovely garden aspects. A staircase leads to two large bedrooms at the front of the house, which overlook the grounds of Korowa, the girls’ school that is on the other side of the road. Both bedrooms share a modern, fully tiled bathroom. A side door, which could also be used as a front door, means that you drive into the driveway, park the car and have immediate access to the house, making it easy to bring in the shopping. \ MARIA HARRIS
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NOEL JONES, 9830 1644 74 Cityview Road Price: $950,000 – $1.05 million
CAULFIELD NORTH 5
TBM-WOODARDS, 9526 2153 31 Aroona Road Price: $2.1 million + Auction: October 10 at 1pm
Auction: October 2 at 11am With close access to the Eastern Freeway, this elegant house is perfect for city commuters. Set in a gorgeous tree-lined street, the façade of the house is typical ’60s, while inside has been refreshed and refurbished. At the front is the formal living area, which is light and spacious and has a few elements of its vintage origins, such as the open fireplace and the pale-themed interiors. A hallway then leads to the family living and dining area, which has sensational views across the Yarra Valley. The U-shaped kitchen has tiled floors, white cabinetry and a wide breakfast bar. The three bedrooms sit on the left side of the single-storey house, and there is also a spacious study that has built-in cabinetry. There’s also a balconied verandah that would be ideal for parties all year round. \ FRANCESCA CARTER
If you love earthy materials, natural colours and majestic wallpapers, this ’70s house will fulfil all your dreams. On 903 square metres, the house’s façade has a crisp, undecorated rectangular form punctuated by large aluminium windows and a flat roof. The front is a striking contrast to the other contemporary houses in the street. Set over three levels, the house has a double garage and abundant storage. The first floor is open-plan living with no obvious walls dividing the separate areas. Next to the front study, a Terry Phelan-designed sliding carved timber screen opens to a spectacular lounge and dining room. The area is light and has views over the backyard. The dining room also has built-in timber cabinetry. Timber accessories are a theme throughout, as nearly every bedroom and living area has curvaceous timber inspired by Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto. Upstairs are four bedrooms with built-in shelves and wardrobes. Downstairs is a large rumpus room and a bright-orange bar. Opening to an undercover concrete terrace, this room is perfect for parties. \ FRANCESCA CARTER
CANTERBURY Successful renovations of older properties usually involve a beautiful marriage between traditional and contemporary elements. Constructed in 1945, this Canterbury house has been totally rebuilt, including a new façade, and features expansive proportions. Set in a leafy street, a charming limestone driveway leads to the front door, which is centred between two vertical leadlight windows. A wide porch
opens to a formal entrance hall and timber staircase. The spacious bedroom on the left has tall windows overlooking the picturesque streetscape. It opens to a large, tiled bathroom that it shares with a second bedroom. The front study is the perfect home office – it is a well-lit room with a sophisticated built-in desk and cabinetry. The comfortable living room has an open fireplace and home-theatre system. The kitchen is a cook’s delight. Equipped with marble benchtops, a freestanding breakfast bar and the latest Miele appliances, this kitchen
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will certainly produce some excellent meals. The dining area is incredibly light – a feature accentuated by the spotted-gum floorboards and tall ceilings. It overlooks a beautifully landscaped garden and bluestone terrace with a built-in barbecue area. Upstairs are two more bedrooms, both with slanted rooflines. The main bedroom is particularly lavish, with a three-sided walk-in wardrobe and tiled en suite. With captivating views and immaculate lawns, this house is the perfect family home. \ FRANCESCA CARTER
FLETCHERS, 9836 2222 10 Quantock Street Price: $2 million – $2.2 million Auction: October 2 at 1.30pm
HAWTHORN EAST 3
FLETCHERS, 9836 2222 11 Carlyle Street
Price: $1.4 million +
NOEL JONES, 9885 3333 3/211 Highfield Road Price: $870,000 +
Auction: October 2 at 3pm
Auction: September 25 at 11.30am
Set on a huge block in a quiet street, this conveniently located 1920s red-brick house represents a wonderful opportunity. It features enormous front and back gardens as well as sizeable open rooms. All three bedrooms are well-proportioned, with the main bedroom at the front of the house having charming views over the front garden and onto the street. Past the living and formal dining area is the roomy kitchen/meals area that provides access to the backyard. A beautifully kept outdoor area has plenty of space, and provides access to an external laundry, toilet and single garage. A short distance from Camberwell Girlsâ€™ Grammar, MLC and Carey, this house is in an enviable location and ideal for renovation or development. \ TOM HYWOOD
This red-brick, double-storey townhouse is across the road from Lynden Park and in between Hartwell Primary and Camberwell High. Timber floors lead past a laundry, powder room and living room into an open kitchen/meals area that looks onto the north-facing courtyard through floor-to-ceiling glass doors. The kitchen features granite benchtops and has the latest Gaggenau appliances. Box windows provide views of the al fresco dining area. A formal dining room is next to the stairs, which lead to three bedrooms and a bathroom. The bathroom has timber floors and marble benches. The main bedroom has an en suite and all bedrooms have built-in wardrobes. There is an open gas fireplace in the family area, hydronic heating, air-conditioning and a tandem garage with interrnal access. \ TOM HYWOOD
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RT Edgar Toorak 9826 1000
Marshall White 9822 9999
Jellis Craig Hawthorn 9810 5000
Fletchers Balwyn North 9859 9561
1403/430 St Kilda Road, Melbourne ................................................................. Price: $3 million + ................................................................. For sale EOI closing Monday October 11 at noon .................................................................
17 Airlie Avenue, Prahran East ................................................................. Price: $1.5 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday October 9 at 10.30am .................................................................
5 Smythe Avenue, Mont Albert ................................................................. Price: $2.1 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday October 16 at 1pm .................................................................
5 Spruzen Avenue, Kew East ................................................................. Price: $1.3 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday October 2 at 11am .................................................................
Lucient is possibly the best apartment in Melbourne's most prestigious fullconcierge building with panoramic views across Albert Park Lake, the bay and the city. This unique apartment is in excess of 40 squares. Let's eat lunch @ Lime Restaurant, 562 St Kilda Road Let's eat dinner @ Cafe Rosco, 407 St Kilda Road Let's drink coffee @ Balencea, 454 St Kilda Road
Nestled within landscaped garden surrounds, the appeal of this delightful Victorian residence is brilliantly enhanced by sublime light-filled contemporary style and an enviable cul-de-sac location near High Street. 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
Nestled on a sizeable garden allotment in a leafy pocket acknowledged for its easy access to the 109 tram, train and popular restaurants, this outstanding 1920s house responds to every family requirement with unforgettable style and luxury. Let's eat lunch @ Watts Cooking, 157 Union Road Let's eat dinner @ Green Papaya, 683 Canterbury Road Let's drink coffee @ The Cookbook Kitchen, 116 Union Road
Updated with spacious living areas and rear access to Hyde Park, this house features a living room with an open fireplace, a kitchen/meals/family area opening to an elevated terrace plus a basement theatre room. Let's eat lunch @ Kew Nursery, Cnr Gladstone & High Sts Let's eat dinner @ Thai Terrace, 164 Pakington Street Let's drink coffee @ Krave Cafe, 85 Willsmere Road
BENNISON MACKINNON, 9864 5001 28 Cummins Grove
Price: $730,000 – $780,000
Auction: October 2 at 10.30am
KAY & BURTON, 9820 1111 50 Pridham Street Price: $780,000 + Auction: October 2 at noon
This art-deco house is in a prestigious position – walking distance to Glenferrie Road and Cabrini Hospital. Set on a large block of land with the potential for renovations or extensions, the property features spacious rooms with tall and wide windows. The main bedroom is sizeable and offers pretty street views. It has a built-in wardrobe fitted with a huge floor-to-ceiling mirror for the lady of the house. Carpeted flooring leads past the second bedroom and a comfortable living room into the kitchen/meals area. The tiled kitchen is conveniently spaced to allow room for dining. The backyard is huge with plenty of space for outdoor dining and entertainment, and provides access to an external laundry. With its wide driveway and the No.5 tram line at the end of the street, this property will be highly sought after. \ TOM HYWOOD
This beautifully renovated single-storey house is tucked away in the heart of Prahran. The property’s homely quality is evident as soon as you step through the front door. It features glistening timber floors, spacious bedrooms with tall windows, ducted heating and a French inspired kitchen. The main bedroom has two built-in-wardrobes and is filled with natural light. High-detailed ceilings in the hallway lead out to the open kitchen/meals/living area. The kitchen is stunning; timber benchtops, lovely painted white timber cabinetry as well as Smeg appliances make it an attractive part of the house. The family room, with a sizeable bathroom to its left, leads out through floor-to-ceiling glass doors out to a pretty brick courtyard with high walls allowing maximum privacy. Only moments away from Hawksburn Village and Chapel Street shopping strip, this charming house is in an excellent area. \ TOM HYWOOD
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Clean lines and glass windows punctuate the façade of this contemporary townhouse. Inside, the focus is on design aesthetics and functionality. From the entrance there is a heated plunge pool, providing a lovely ambience and tranquility. Surrounding the pool is the timber terrace, which is private and sheltered
and the perfect place for casual meals in the summer months. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors, open to a spacious living and dining room. Every room in the house has been fitted with quality furnishings and accessories, such as the blond wooden floorboards and the custom-made cabinetry. The kitchen is sleek and minimalist with an all-marble breakfast bar, granite benchtops and Miele appliances. It has a horizontal window, which looks onto another
courtyard that is attached to the study. Upstairs are three spacious bedrooms, which are all accessed through the communal living area. The main bedroom has three built-in wardrobes and a fully tiled en suite that ihas a bath and shower. With its own private balcony and north-facing windows, the bedroom is all about comfort, light and luxury, themes that resonate throughout the house. \ FRANCESCA CARTER
KAY AND BURTON, 9592 6522 46 Hodder Street Price: $1.35 million + Expressions of interest: Closing September 27
TIME TO ASSESS, TAKE STOCK AND TRY THE SANTA PLAN I love about WHAT grand final week is hearing the birds
twittering, that it gets light early and that by the end of the week we will know the answer to the most important question in this city – what will be the outcome of a great year of footy? What I hate about this week is seeing the Christmas decorations coming out – too early, way too early. However, it’s certainly a timely reminder for house buyers. It’s a reminder that effectively we have five weeks of house shopping before February 2011. Yes, that is correct: over the next 17 weeks we have just five weeks of good new stock coming onto the market. That’s because we have two big interruptions to the spring property market – the grand final weekend and the Melbourne Cup weekend. Just as at the start of the year, we have two very intense house-buying periods – post-Australia Day and pre-Easter – so to at the end of the 2010 calendar year we have two very intense four-week buying wedges – one from the grand final to the Melbourne Cup and the other from the Melbourne Cup to the end of November. So we’re left with just five buying weeks:
the first two weeks of October and the first three weeks of November. But if you think that means you need to get on to it right now, hang on to your horses. There’s no point trying to contact an agent this weekend. This week is about the footy, and agents take advantage of that to take a much-needed break, well away from open for inspections. This weekend you’ll meet more buying or selling agents in the airport lounge at Port Douglas than in Glenferrie Road or Church Street. So may I suggest that this week, instead of slaving over the internet just in case there’s a property you’ve missed, you take stock and do a bit of self-assessment. Firstly, what kind of buyer am I? Freshies: This weekend is our first, and
Quarters: Been looking for three months
and getting the hang of it but we’re a trifle concerned about the process.
“WE HAVE FIVE WEEKS OF HOUSE SHOPPING BEFORE FEBRUARY 2011.”
Tireds: Six months into it – and looking at houses every Saturday is starting to lose its gloss. Slow starters: Twelve months and still no go – is it me or the market? Eterniters: I know the perfect home is out there and surely the market will turn downwards soon. Do any of these sound like you?
Solution: Get independent opinion on value. Problem: I’ve bid on two houses and missed them by a narrow margin. Issue: Negotiation. Solution: You may be better served by engaging somebody else to do it. And, finally, here is your Santa Action Plan to take you through to Christmas.
Problem: I’ve been looking for six months without bidding on a house. Issue: Clarity. I am not matching my PPPs (price, property and position) to the market. Solution: Look again at my family’s needs or get some professional help.
This week: Take a chill pill. Enjoy the footy.
Problem: I’ve heard about two houses from
or reassess plan.
agents that I would have been happy to buy except I didn’t know about them in time. Issue: Finding. I am not aware of all the options in a timely manner. Solution: Get onto more alerts, make more agent phone calls, ask more questions or get some professional help. Problem: I’ve bid on two houses and missed
them by a fair margin. Issue: Values. I am probably listening to the selling agent too much instead of the market.
October, weeks one and two : Intense
looking or consider interviewing for professional help.
October, weeks three and four: Bid on house November, week one: Back the winner in the
November, weeks two, three and four:
Buy a house.
Homeless in December? Tear up Santa Plan and go to 2011 Easter Bunny Plan. MAL JAMES James Buyer Advocates www.james.net.au
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10 leslie street, hAwthorn loretto, a three-bedroom victorian house, combines period character with contemporary features in this appealing heritage streetscape. Auction: october 9 at 10am. Jellis Craig 9818 2222. Price: $1.1 million +
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CAulfield north 31 Aroona rd 9 Kelburn st 18 Carnavon rd 23 Malakoff st 21 Merton st
TBM 62 TBM 62 Marshall White 116 Marshall White 117 Marshall White 123
ConnewArre 365 Lake rd
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donCAster 23 Acheron st
brighton eAst 46 Hodder st
Kay & Burton 100
burwood 80 Murray dve 21 Iris st
Noel Jones Jellis Craig
17 Laxdale rd 3 eddy st 3/211 Highfield rd 4/115 Wattle Valley rd 944 Toorak rd
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Marshall White 119
8 Prior rd
Marshall White 119
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RT Edgar 130
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50 58 61 73
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2/1529 Malvern rd 26 summerhill rd 43 denman Ave
Jellis Craig 77 Hocking Stuart 107 Hocking Stuart 111
hAmPton 26a Mills st
RT Edgar 130
Woodards Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Hocking Stuart Hocking Stuart Marshall White Marshall White
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124/350 st Kilda rd
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604/496 st Kilda rd
RT Edgar 129
2701/670 Collins st
Dingle Partners 132
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114 devonshire Ln
RT Edgar 129
Kay & Burton 101
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6 Orion Mews
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Kay & Burton 100
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50 Pridham st
49a darling st 6 davison Place 12/4 stonehaven Court 79 Mason st 34 Arthur st 19 Hobson st
surreY hills 61 Broughton rd 4/102 Broughton rd 19 Windsor Cres 5 Windsor Cres
68 Hopetoun rd 1/693 Orrong rd 9/404 Toorak rd 1/183 Kooyong rd 6 Canterbury rd 2/3 Martin Court
Biggin and Scott
Kay & Burton 102
4 Banole Ave
Marshall White 120
16 Park rd
Marshall White 121
30 Grigg Court 70 Orchard Cres
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YAnAKie 150 Foley rd
RT Edgar 131
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1212 Horseshoe Bend rd Whitford Property 134
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37 st edmonds rd
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Kew 2/27 Loch st 20 Carson st 55 denmark st 1/50 Hartington st 2/16 edgevale rd 85 Cobden st 42 Mary st 24 College Pde 6/108 Walpole st
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17 Brougham rd
100 Browne Ln
320 Geelong rd
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PORT MELBOURNE 6 Orion Mews
SURREY HILLS 61 Broughton Road
A BEACH AND PARK DELIGHT
OUTSTANDING OPTIONS & OPPORTUNITIES
This elegant free standing 2 storey residence is impressively presented and highlighted by its sun-filled ample spaces and well zoned living areas. Offering 3 living areas, fully-appointed granite kitchen, 3 excellent bedrooms(all with BIRs, main with ensuite), a study or retreat area, central bathroom,a balcony, and laundry. Ducted heating/cooling, remote double garage. Opposite to parkland, stroll to the beach and city light rail. AUCTION Sat 9th October at 2pm ESR Price on Application CONTACT John Yu 0401 687 389, William Ye 0403 171 GLEN WAVERLEY 9886 6266 / 15 Railway Parade North
In this prime central Surrey Hills locale. Superb wide frontage site suitable for: • Luxury new home • Townhouse development (STCA) • Total restoration of this split level 5-6 room solid brick Victorian. Note: Land 17.48m x 45.72m. Total Site Area 800 sqm (approx) AUCTION Sat 9th October at 1pm ESR $800,000 - $850,000 INSPECT Thur & Sat 10.30-11am CONTACT Mark Read 0402 215 841, Michael Nolan 0418 546 118 BALWYN 9830 1644 / 289 Whitehorse Road
TOORAK 68 Hopetoun Road
ADOPT AN IDENTITY, OWN AN ICON! Not only a Melbourne Modernist landmark, but also a family residence of exceptional luxury, this unforgettable home is equally impressive from both aesthetic and practical perspectives. Deco signatures and the glamour of the era define three spectacular spaces for living, dining and entertaining arranged around landscaped north-facing outdoor dimensions featuring heated swimming pool and split level decking. Great granite kitchen. Alluring den. Fabulous upstairs accommodation comprises majestic main bedroom with dressing room and stunning double shower marble en suite, three further bedrooms and light-filled family bathroom. Cellar, double garage and every creature comfort in an appropriately prominent address!
AUCTION ESR INSPECT LAND CONTACT CAMBERWELL
Sat 9th October at 2pm Price On Application Thur 12-12.30pm & Sat 11-11.45am 8888 sqft approx. David Gillham 0411 518 672 9809 2000 / 883 Toorak Road
BALWYN NORTH 74 Cityview Road
INSTANTLY APPEALING Inviting light-filled interiors of generous dimensions define this appealing residence, prominently positioned in the Balwyn High School zone. Ideal for families, bright spaces include 3 bedrooms, main with WIRs and ensuite, 4th bedroom/study, elegant formal living and dining domain with open fire, generous kitchen featuring breakfast bench adjacent a casual living and dining area brimful of northerly light, enhanced by floor to ceiling windows. Outdoors an elevated deck with retractable awning and landscaped gardens precede double garage and extensive underhouse storage/workshop. Features family bathroom, laundry, ducted heating and air-conditioning.
AUCTION ESR INSPECT CONTACT BALWYN
Sat 2nd October at 11am $950,000 - $1,050,000 Thur 11-11.30am & Sat 11-11.45am Mary George 0407 861 400 Mark Rathgeber 0419 334 334 9830 1644 / 289 Whitehorse Road
BOX HILL 15 Howard Street
"HALO HOUSE" CIRCA 1920 This gracious residence has been lovingly extended & restored to combine a superb blend of period features with modern, open plan living spaces. Positioned in one of central Box Hillâ€™s premier streets & adorned with stunning landscaped gardens (756sqm apx), it comps: entry hall, formal sitting & dining rooms, 3 large bedrooms, main with enormous ensuite & walk in robe, study/library, 2nd family bathroom, fully featured "Ilve" equipped kitchen overlooking the informal family areas with direct access to either the enclosed deck or the rear entertaining area incorporating another deck & gazebo set amongst tranquil gardens. Features: high, ornate ceilings, domes & cornices, open fireplaces, extensive polished floors, gas ducted heating, air-conditioning, security & intercom, ducted vacuum, quality fittings & fixtures, undercover car accommodation with workshop, water tank and much more. A truly magnificent family home!
AUCTION ESR INSPECT CONTACT BOX HILL
Saturday 2nd October at 11am In excess of $1m Thursday 5 - 5.45pm Saturday 12 - 12.45pm Craig Taylor 0412 566 800 Ted Shackleton 0412 341 122 9899 6466 / 532 Station Street
BOX HILL SOUTH 26 Linden Street
WHEN FAMILY MATTERS! This elevated, custom built home offers an abundance of family accommodation over 3 levels. Positioned on a special parcel of land (1000sqm.apx on 2 titles) with rear ROW and stunning views over Box Hill Golf Club and beyond. The living areas comprise: entry hall, enormous lounge room, separate dining, fully appointed kitchen with adjoining meals area, 6 double bedrooms, 2 with ensuites and the main with walk in robe, 2 informal family spaces, study, another family bathroom, separate powder, 2 laundries and more . With features including: a self contained area, landscaped gardens, hydronic heating, cooling and double auto garage to name a few. This is a magnificent, well positioned home to enjoy as you watch your family grow!
AUCTION ESR INSPECT CONTACT AUCTIONEER BOX HILL
This Saturday at 11am $1.2m - $1.3m Thursday 4 - 4.45pm Saturday from 10.30am Craig Taylor 0412 566 800 Anthony Nguyen 0435 901 733 Ted Shackleton 0412 341 122 9899 6466 / 532 Station Street
BURWOOD 80 Murray Drive
THE QUALITY IS CLEAR! This luxurious single level homeÂ´s wide, welcoming hall creates a sense of the impressive dimensions that define an exceptional three bedroom, two bathroom floor-plan, ideally suited to entertaining, equally well matched to meeting modern family needs close to Wattle Park. The refinement of a light-filled formal lounge is complemented by versatile formal dining featuring north-facing French doors. A custom built kitchen overlooks generous living/dining areas and elegantly landscaped outdoor dimensions. Ducted heating, high grade British wool carpets and automatic double garage are all important assets but the best by far is a sensational walk down wine cellar, racked and ready. Enjoy!
AUCTION ESR INSPECT
Sat 9th October at 11am Price On Application Thur 12.30-1pm Sat 11.15-11.45am LAND 508 sqm approx. CONTACT Andrew De Angelis 0402 039 342 Geoff Hall 0419 006 488 CAMBERWELL 9809 2000 / 883 Toorak Road
CAMBERWELL 3 Eddy Street
FIRST CLASS ALL ROUND! Close to the tram, train & Fordham Gardens this contemporary two-storey home with easy to manage landscaped gardens offers a spacious and light-filled living environment. Immaculately maintained, the excellent accommodation offers an entrance hall, formal sitting and adjacent dining room with garden outlooks, a spacious 2-zoned family area which incorporates a Blackwood timber kitchen, informal dining area with outdoor deck, and adjoining spacious north facing living room, laundry and powder room. Upstairs are 4 bedrooms (BIRs, main/WIR/en-suite) and 2nd bathroom. It includes ducted heating & remote/double garage.
AUCTION ESR INSPECT LAND CONTACT
Sat 9th October at 12pm Price On Application Thur 12-12.30pm & Sat 10-10.45am 17.4m x 33m (566 sqm) approx. Debbie Silk 0417 105 667 David Gillham 0411 518 672 CAMBERWELL 9809 2000 / 883 Toorak Road
CAMBERWELL 17 Laxdale Road
SIGNATURE CALIFORNIAN STYLE Classically Californian, completely user friendly, this bright 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom homeÂ´s inviting spaces are matched by the significant outdoor attraction of a deep, wide north-facing rear garden. Perfectly presented rooms introduced by a leadlight entrance & welcoming hall with fretwork include generous central dining, light filled living & a modern kitchen featuring timber benches & European appliances. Main bedroom with ensuite, 2 spacious further bedrooms & beautiful contemporary bathroom provide appealing accommodation. Hydronic heating throughout. Charming rear verandah, elegant paved entertaining precinct & effective privacy enhance the fabulous garden, further distinguished by bluestone mains gas BBQ, 2500L water tank, automatic watering & double garage. Walk to Lynden Park & Hartwell Primary from this family orientated non-thoroughfare. "A stroll through the gorgeous garden is a must..."
AUCTION ESR INSPECT LAND CONTACT CAMBERWELL
Sat 2nd October at 11am $1,200,000 - $1,300,000 Thur 2-2.30pm & Sat 10.30-11am 852 sqm approx. Geoff Hall 0419 006 488 9809 2000 / 883 Toorak Road
GLEN IRIS 14 Trent Street
PERFECTLY POISED This bright four bedroom home is within easy walking distance of Burwood station, Toorak Road trams and the Hartwell village precinct, currently undergoing a LeoÂ´s supermarket led renaissance! To match such an attractive context, great spaces include adjoining living and dining areas with an open fireplace, served by a separate kitchen. Generous main bedroom with walk-in robes and ensuite precedes two central bedrooms, sky-lit bathroom and sunroom offering fourth bedroom flexibility. North westerly aspects supply lots of sunlight to a garden with the clear capacity to accommodate an extended, expanded family floorplan in the future. Ample off street parking.
AUCTION ESR INSPECT CONTACT GLEN IRIS
Sat 2nd October at 1pm $790,000 - $850,000 Thur 12-12.30pm & Sat 11-11.30am Julie Kingshott 0413 569 643 Karl Fitch 0418 371 343 9885 3333 / 1509 High St (Cnr Malvern Rd)
ASHBURTON 12A Marquis Street
BALWYN 8a Belmore Road
A MAJOR SLICE OF ASHBURTON ACTION!
SOPHISTICATED SANCTUARY ON OWN TITLE
The allotment that accompanies this comfortable three bedroom home delivers spectacular land size and the prospect of rich rewards literally two minutes from High Street! Some 767sqm, enhanced by the natural asset of north westerly rear aspects provides ample space for renovating and extending, planning a new dream home or pursuing re-development options for up to three units. Offered for the first time in over 50 years, these dramatic garden dimensions represent a rare and compelling opportunity! AUCTION Sat 9th October at 11am ESR $920,000 - $970,000 INSPECT Thur 1-1.30pm & Sat 11-11.30am CONTACT Tony Doh 0419 316 676, Karl Fitch 0418 371 343 GLEN IRIS 9885 3333 / 1509 High St (Cnr Malvern Road)
Just completed, this rear of 2 town residence offers stylish, secluded contemporary living focussed around an impressive open plan lifestyle domain. Abundant natural light, superior finishes & low maintenance landscaping enhance a convenient position only a short walk from shops/ cafes, parkland & transport. Comprises 2 dble BRs, x1 downstairs (BIRs) zoned with bathroom, x1 upstairs currently configured as main with ensuite/ study. Substantial living/ dining with granite/ smeg kitch, alfresco dining. AUCTION Sat 9th October at 10am ESR $750,000 - $800,000 INSPECT Thur 11-11.30am & Sat 10.30-11am CONTACT James Scoones 0413 872 558, Tabitha Bradbury 0435 757 414 KEW 9817 4535 / 150 Cotham Road
BALWYN NORTH 29 Reading Avenue
CAMBERWELL 3/211 Highfield Road
SIZE, SCOPE, SOUGHT AFTER SURROUNDS!
One of the finest townhouses with the highest quality fixtures & fittings favourably located opposite Lynden Park between Hartwell Primary & Camberwell High, Hartwell station & tramways. Modern in construction but blessed with traditional diamond leadlights, parquetry floors & granite benchtops. A 2 car RC garage provides internal access to this 3 bdrm home (main with ensuite). A versatile floorplan is currently configured with sitting room or lounge, separate dining & large family room opening to a very private north facing courtyard. There is an OPF with marble mantel, hydronic heating & air conditioning.
Enjoy this immaculately presented 1960Â´s family home on a generous 830 sqm (approx) block whilst you finalise your renovation/ redevelopment (STCA) plans for the future. Coveted Balwyn High School zoning plus walking access to local schools, transport & parks present exciting lifestyle opportunities in a renowned family locale. Comprises 4 BRs (BIRs), formal living/ dining (OFP), family living/dining, spotless kitchen (WIP), 2 bathrooms. Alfresco terrace, underhouse storage, remote dble garage, multiple OSP. AUCTION Sat 9th October at 11am ESR $900,000 - $990,000 INSPECT Thur 1.30-2pm & Sat 12.30-1pm CONTACT John Cokalis 0411 184 124, James Scoones 0413 872 558 KEW 9817 4535 / 150 Cotham Road
AUCTION INSPECT CONTACT GLEN IRIS
Sat 25th September at 11.30am Wed 5-5.30pm & Sat 11-11.30am Alex Voronin 0411 507 028, Karl Fitch 0418 371 343 9885 3333 / 1509 High St (Cnr Malvern Road)
CAMBERWELL 4/115 Wattle Valley Road
KEW 2/27 Loch Street
A RARE FIND!
SUCCESS IS CERTAIN!
Well maintained older style, clinker brick villa superbly located for Riversdale Rd tram & Middle Camberwell shopping. Comp: entry, large formal living/dining, older style kitchen, 3 bdrms, family bathroom & laundry. Other features include single carport, GDH, evap cooling & the bonus of a nth facing private courtyard. This delightful home offers the ideal opp for those seeking to downsize, yet retaining that all important space & privacy. Update as required or an excellent investment for the future. AUCTION Sat 9th October at 12pm ESR Price On Application INSPECT Thur 12-12.30pm & Sat 11-11.30am CONTACT Geoff Inglis 0418 177 794, Geoff Hall 0419 006 488 CAMBERWELL 9809 2000 / 883 Toorak Road
An astute investment, a smart start or the solution to the downsizing dilemma - from every aspect this large two bedroom villa is the answer! One of only two, light-filled living/dining enhanced by ducted heating, slow combustion wood fire and split system cooling is complemented by huge separate kitchen/ meals and low-maintenance courtyard featuring mains gas BBQ. Garage on title. Quiet, elevated, close to local shops, cafes and bike paths through parkland! AUCTION Sat 2nd October at 11am ESR $600,000 - $650,000 INSPECT Thur & Sat 11.30am-12 noon CONTACT John Cokalis 0411 184 124, Bruce Severns 0413 744 998 KEW 9817 4535 / 150 Cotham Road
HAWTHORN EAST 3/62 Anderson Road
Designed to inspire an effortless, low-maintenance lifestyle of quality and convenience; this outstanding two bedroom and study apartment is nestled on the ground floor of the highly-regarded Â´ Rivoli GardensÂ´ complex offering superb security and straightforward access. Boasts two bathrooms, north-facing living/dining, balcony, granite kitchen, polished parquetry floor, carpets and heating. Including 2-car basement parking within seconds of Camberwell Junction.
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Bentleigh D Blackburn D Camberwell D Carlton D Carnegie D Caulfield D Elsternwick D Hawthorn
Ivanhoe D Mt Waverley D Oakleigh D Toorak
2 Saturday 2 October at 12 noon Thurs 3:00-3:30pm & Sat 12:00-12:30pm Andrew Chapman 0412 280 773 Xen Blaher 0409 540 498 Simon Byrne 0413 701 444 590 Burwood Road Hawthorn 9818 3456
HAWTHORN EAST 4/102 Camberwell Road Designed to inspire an effortless, low-maintenance lifestyle of quality and convenience; this outstanding two bedroom and study apartment is nestled on the ground floor of the highly-regarded ´ Rivoli Gardens´ complex offering superb security and straightforward access. Boasts two bathrooms, north-facing living/dining, balcony, granite kitchen, polished parquetry floor, carpets and heating. Including 2car basement parking within seconds of Camberwell Junction.
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6/165 Power Street
2 Saturday 2 October at 11.00am Thurs & Sat 1:00-1:30pm Andrew Chapman 0412 280 773 Simon Byrne 0413 701 444 590 Burwood Road Hawthorn 9818 3456
Prized Power & Glorious Light Ideally located just moments to Yarra River parkland with trams at the doorstep, this fabulous two bedroom first floor apartment is peacefully positioned soaking up abundant natural northern light. Generously proportioned, tastefully updated including car space on title, large light-filled living room, excellent renovated kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, central bathroom/laundry and heating/cooling. Near Glenferrie Road and Hawthorn station.
GLEN IRIS 6 Dixon Street Ferndale and Hill ´ n Dale Parks converge immediately behind this most appealing 1930s one owner-only home affording a rare opportunity to capitalize on the remarkable position and capture the peaceful uninterrupted view. Well-presented in comfortable condition on a generous 604m² allotment (approx) bordering the park, this 2/3 bedroom home invites instant living, renovation/extension or building a luxurious new residence (STCA).
1 Saturday 9 October at 1.00pm Saturday 18 September 11:0011:30am Marie Harbeck 0413 223 346 Simon Byrne 0413 701 444 590 Burwood Road Hawthorn 9818 3456
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1/693 Orrong Road
1 Saturday 9 October at 11.00 Saturday 18 September 1:001:30pm Xen Blaher 0409 540 498 Simon Byrne 0413 701 444 273 Camberwell Road Camberwell 9818 3456
Bentleigh D Blackburn D Camberwell D Carlton D Carnegie D Caulfield D Elsternwick D Hawthorn
Stylish Near New Courtyard Apartment. In this tightly held boutique building you will find a delightfully secluded apartment offering low maintenance living. Open plan living/dining to private sunfilled courtyard garden, second living area/fitted study, 2 bedrooms (master with well appointed ensuite & dressing room), central bathroom and laundry. Features: striking silk lined foyer, lavish use of limestone, Miele appliances/BI microwave, reverse airconditioning & heating, high speed lift, full security with double basement garage and generous storage.
Ivanhoe D Mt Waverley D Oakleigh D Toorak
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2 Saturday 9 October at 12.30 Wed 12.15-1.00, Sat 11.00-11.45 & Sun 12.15-1.00 Naomi Dorevitch 0408 326 747 Rodney Morley 0418 321 222 428 Toorak Road Toorak 9826 0000
CAULFIELD NORTH 31 Aroona Road Iconic 70s Stunner With Impressive Family Proportions. Situated on a superb 903 sq m approx of established gardens, this beautifully maintained 5 bedroom 5 bathroom split level family entertainer exudes elegance in an outstanding family layout. Built for the current owners, this imposing residence provides a wide designer foyer, 4 entertaining areas, family size kitchen, fabulous sun filled terrace, Terry Phelan designed timberwork/cabinetry and abundant storage (custom cabinetry), wine cellar and a triple auto garage.
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9 Kelburn Street
3 Sunday 10 October at 1.00 Wed 1.00-1.45 Rochelle Butt 0412 707 033 Rodney Morley 0418 321 222 203 Balaclava Road Caulfield North 9525 9222
Bentleigh D Blackburn D Camberwell D Carlton D Carnegie D Caulfield D Elsternwick D Hawthorn
The 60´s Knew How To Create Space On A Single Level. Graced with superb proportions and retro elegance, this single level 1960s 3 bedroom plus study/4th bedroom 3 bathroom family home sets the scene for special family occasions. Featuring a large study/den (parquetry floors), huge lounge & dining room (feature timber divide), north facing kitchen/meals, 3 sunny terraces, expansive private rear garden and double carport. Premier street near Alma Village, trams and leading schools.
Ivanhoe D Mt Waverley D Oakleigh D Toorak
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2 Sunday 10 October at 2.00 Wed 2.00-2.45 Rochelle Butt 0412 707 033 Rodney Morley 0418 321 222 203 Balaclava Road Caulfield North 9525 9222
29/108 Greville Street
4/102 Broughton Road - SURREY HILLS
Contemporary Living in Convenient Lifestyle Location
Spacious, light & bright apartment, combines well proportioned living spaces with a northerly orientation & an excellent indoor/outdoor entertaining area. • Generous main bedroom with walk-in robe, semi-ensuite & access to rear balcony • 2nd double bedroom with built-in robes • Free ﬂowing open plan living/dining areas • Massive courtyard •Well appointed kitchen • Central bathroom, separate euro laundry • Air Conditioning • Secure basement car park ID and contact details are required at all open for inspections
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Auction Sat 9th October at 1:00pm View Wed 6-6:30, Sat 11:30-12 & Sun 1-1:30 Contact Philip Moore 0410 493 441 Guy St Leger 0411 861 666 Ofﬁce 305 High Street, Prahran 9520 9020
Overlooking its´ own street entry from Pine Street, this peaceful single level villa presents immaculate low maintenance living just minutes from zone 1 tram, Wattle Park, Deakin University, shops/ cafes. Living/ Dining, modern Kitchen/ Meals, 2 BRs (BIRs), spotless bathroom. Sunny courtyard garden, remote double garage, OSP. Auction Inspect Contact Office Visit
Saturday 9th October at 11am Thursday 11.15-11.45am & Saturday 10-10.30am Tom Ryan 0413 872 550 Richard Earle 0418 564 168 818 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn. Tel 9810 5000 jelliscraig.com.au
26 Jaserfold Street - BALWYN NORTH Located parkside at the Balwyn High School zone near bus, tram and shops, this modern home reveals a substantial environment and stunning Leigh Park vistas throughout. With formal Sitting and Dining (expansive park views), spacious open plan casual living (granite Kitchen/WI pantry) to private landscape gardens, 4 huge Bedrooms (BIRs, main/WIRs/ensuite/Sitting area), Study/5th Bedroom, upstairs Living (ranges views), 2 additional bathrooms, heating/cooling, garage, ample OSP.
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Saturday 9th October at 10.30am Thursday & Sunday 1-1.30pm 15.5m x 42.7m (51Â´ x 140Â´) approx. Steve Burke 0448 331 653 Maree Keel 0438 828 582 818 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn Tel 9810 5000 jelliscraig.com.au
13 Compton Street - CANTERBURY Amazingly abundant accommodation, stylish enhancement and deep gardens give rise to an outstanding environment in this stunning brick period residence (c1928) favoured by a quiet location with Canterbury Primary, Strathcona, Maling Rd, tram and train nearby. The handsome tuckpointed façade conceals superb formal Sitting & Dining rooms (OFPs), vast Open plan areas and 7 Bedrooms. Fitted Study, Euro/granite Kitchen, 3 bathrooms and all year-round terrace to private, child-friendly gardens (ample OSP), heating/cooling/tank/ security.
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Saturday 9th October at 12noon Thursday 12-12.30pm & Sunday 2-2.30pm 15.2m x 53.2m (50’ x 175’) approx. Steve Burke 0448 331 653 Maree Keel 0438 828 582 Scott Patterson 0417 581 074 818 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn Tel 9810 5000 jelliscraig.com.au
The Canterbury - thecanterbury.com.au Situated in an established tree-lined street and one block from Burke Road, The Canterbury is perfectly positioned to offer the quintessential eastern suburbs lifestyle. This uniquely elevated site also creates the opportunity for residents on the upper floors to enjoy breathtaking views through the trees to the city skyline. The Canterbury offers a range of accommodation options; townhouses, masionettes and apartments; centred around an old pin oak and surrounded by extensive landscaping. Shady nooks, paved courtyards and landscaped gardens create both private and communal areas for residents to enjoy outdoor living and alfresco dining.
Private Sale Contact Tom Aylward 1800 282 442 Nick Elmore 1800 282 442 Office 818 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn Tel 9810 5000 Visit jelliscraig.com.au
32 Barkers Road - HAWTHORN (CORNER FINDON ST) ´Mt Gambier´ c1898 is a magnificent Riverside residence from distinguished architect John A. B. Koch that stands in a glorious ornamental garden setting with 3 street frontages. A rare opportunity to secure a landmark property near private schools, Victoria Gardens shopping, Yarra River Pridmore Park and tram routes; an ornate heritage interior is sympathetically enhanced for exceptional indoor-outdoor living and entertaining. Boasts grand arched hall with handpainted leadlight windows, 4 Bedrooms, BIRs, 2 bathrooms (spa), Livingroom, Dining Lounge, OFPs,heated pool, paved alfresco area and multi-car auto garage.
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Saturday 9th October at 1pm Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 11.45am-12.15pm 18.1m x 43.4m (60´ x 142´) approx. Tom Ryan 0413 872 550 Alastair Craig 0418 335 363 818 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn Tel 9810 5000 jelliscraig.com.au
6 Neave Street - HAWTHORN EAST A home of distinction delivering lifestyle prestige on a magnificent allotment on Anderson Park hill near quality schooling, trams, freeway and Tooronga. Space, style and luxury throughout a beautifully designed layout catering for every family member with 5 lavish ensuite Bedrooms (WIRs, main/balcony), stylish lounge/Home-Theatre, upper Teen Living, stunning stone Kitchen (Butler´s Pantry) and OP domain to expansive decked gardens. With rooftop terrace (city views), heating/cooling/security, double remote garage.
Forthcoming Auction Inspect Thursday 2-2.30pm Land 20.6m x 53.3 (68´ x 175´) approx. Contact Diana Healy 0418 314 433 Jin Shang 0412 530 178 Office 244 Whitehorse Road, Balwyn Tel 9831 2800 Visit jelliscraig.com.au
10 Leslie Street - HAWTHORN ´Loretto´ stands proudly in a unique heritage street presenting a perfect profile behind a gorgeous north-facing front garden. This wonderful Victorian blends authentic period character with fresh contemporary style offering complete comfort and lifestyle flexibility. An inviting hallway leads to a beautiful Sittingroom, 3 double Bedrooms and a brilliant new bathroom providing a sophisticated edge. Offers OFPs, Living and Dining, gourmet Kitchen, deck, secluded garden and auto OSP. Near Riversdale village, trams, schools, park.
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Saturday 9th October at 10am Thursday 1.30-2pm & Sunday 12-12.30pm 11m x 32m (36’ x 105’) approx. Chloe Quinn 0412 238 565 Scott Patterson 0417 581 074 818 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn Tel 9810 5000 jelliscraig.com.au
20 Carson Street - KEW Creating an impressive presence in this exclusive Studley Park precinct near Yarra River, tram, Kew Junction and fine schools, this immaculate 4/5 bedroom family home (main/WIR/spaensuite) offers luxurious living, entertaining and leisure options. Features include elegant formal rooms, large Familyroom, Miele/granite Kitchen/Meals, Teen Living, bathroom and powder room. The home also showcases a stylish al fresco Kitchen and lavish entertainment gazebo overlooking rock-fall pool/spa and pretty gardens. Includes poolside shower, heating/ cooling/security and auto-gates/double remote garage.
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Saturday 9th October at 10.30am Thursday 11.30am-12noon & Saturday 12-12.30pm 16.5m x 39.6m (54Â´ x 130Â´) approx. Robert Ding 0418 858 393 Katherine Ding 0408 858 940 244 Whitehorse Road, Balwyn Tel 9831 2800 jelliscraig.com.au
19 Windsor Crescent - SURREY HILLS A landmark Victorian of charm and character in the Windsor Park Estate, this delightful tuckpointed Hawthorn brick home c1889 is a freestanding, single-fronted delight superbly extended to capture abundant northern sunshine. Stroll to village shops, cafes, train and park from this low-maintenance residence on 276sq. metres (approx.) featuring entertainersÂ´ garden and auto OSP. Includes 2 Bedrooms, exquisite Diningroom, glorious Living to deck, gourmet Kitchen, contemporary bathroom, ducted heating.
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Saturday 2nd October at 11am Thursday 12.45-1.15pm & Saturday 10-10.30am 276 sq. metres (2,971 sq. ft) approx. Julian Tonkin 0419 341 341 Diana Healy 0418 314 433 244 Whitehorse Road, Balwyn Tel 9831 2800 jelliscraig.com.au
5 Windsor Crescent - SURREY HILLS Set in the desirable Windsor Park Estate surrounded by premium amenities, this stately Federation home of 9 principal rooms, offers both family convenience and commercial advantage (STCA). Splendidly restored and currently set up as 2 self-contained wings with separate access, "Leumascot" presents extended families, investors and professionals, home/ office/consulting options capitalising on direct train and Village access. Features: grand Living, huge Dining, 4 double Bedrooms, 2 granite Kitchens, 4 bathrooms, huge Family Living, 5 OFPs, carport/ample OSP
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Saturday 9th October at 11.00am Thursday 12-12.30pm & Sunday 11-11.30am 27.1m x 36.7m (88â€™ x 121â€™) approx. Richard Spratt 0412 493 189 Scott Patterson 0417 581 074 45 High Street, Glen Iris Tel 9809 8999 jelliscraig.com.au
19 Nicholas Street - ASHBURTON Brand new with its´ own street frontage, this elegant, generously proportioned town residence has been intelligently designed to capture abundant northerly light throughout a superbly stylish contemporary lifestyle environment close to Watson Park, Alamein Station, leading schools, Ashburton Village. Stunning timber floors accent a downstairs open plan Living/Dining domain incorporating a chic, CaesarStone/smeg Kitchen (WIP) extending to 2 large alfresco garden courtyards. 3 double Bedrooms include downstairs Main (fitted WIR & ensuite) plus 2 upstairs (BIRs) with additional rumpus/retreat area. Large remote double garage, plus OSP.
27 Belgrove Avenue - BALWYN A superb single-level family oasis in the Balwyn High School zone, this light-filled 4 Bedroom, 2 bathroom residence from Merchant Builders combines energy-efficiency and clever zoning in an easily-managed lifestyle package. Perfectly sited maximizing privacy and northern light on an established garden allotment near shops, parkland and transport. Includes Familyroom to alfresco area, Loungeroom (OFP), Dining, Study, granite Kitchen with European appliances, pool/spa, auto double garage.
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Saturday 9th October at 12noon Thursday 12-12.30pm & Sunday 2-2.45pm Talia Tomaino 0409 138 474 Damien Davis 0409 961 264 1121 High Street, Armadale Tel 9832 0500 jelliscraig.com.au
Saturday 2nd October at 2pm Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 11-11.30am 15.2m x 45.7m (52’ x 150’) approx. Diana Healy 0418 314 433 Julian Tonkin 0419 341 341 244 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 c1947 residence. Close to Kingswood College, PLC, shops, trams and Wattle Park. Offers 4 double Bedrooms (BIRs, downstairs main ensuite, childrenÂ´s wing), 2 bathrooms, Sittingroom (Jetmaster OFP), Dining, Study, upstairs Living, Family/meals adjoining deck, quality Kitchen with huge pantry, heated pool/spa and double carport.
1 Southland Street - GLEN IRIS This classic contemporary town residence offers elegant, low maintenance surroundings to complement a busy family lifestyle. Superior finishes enhance a free flowing floorplan featuring Formal Living and Dining (gas OFP), open plan Informal Living/Dining with stone gourmet Kitchen flowing to north facing alfresco terrace, landscaped courtyard. 4 Bedrooms (BIRs, x1 semi ensuite) include upstairs Main with WIR, ensuite and private balcony. Large family bathroom, ducted heating/cooling, vacuum, remote double garage, OSP.
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Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit
Sunday 26th September at 12noon Thursday 11-11.30am & Sunday from 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 2nd October at 11am Thursday 12.45-1.15pm & Saturday 10-10.45am 301 sq m (3,239 sq ft) approx. Mark Lawson 0414 777 887 Paul Williamson 0418 509 472 45 High Street, Glen Iris Tel 9809 8999 jelliscraig.com.au
24 Currajong Road - HAWTHORN EAST The immediately inviting 3 BR, 2 bathroom floor-plan of this charming 1930s res is enhanced by leafy proximity to Auburn village & Anderson Park. Auburn Sth Primary School zoning is an additional asset of a home in which complete current day comfort can be complemented by extending & expanding into the rear garden. Superb present day spaces incl alluring nth-fac Living with open fire-place, equally engaging Dining adjacent to c’yard retreat, central Kitchen with Ilve oven & dual drawer dish-washer & second Living zone opening to impressive outdoor dimensions. Ducted heating, alarm, 2 split systems. Dual off st parking.
55 Denmark Street - KEW An enchanting garden sanctuary of seclusion and heritage style boasting abundant parking via rear ROW direct from Stevenson St; this completely charming tuckpointed brick Federation residence c1901 showcases period splendour and superb potential just a short stroll to Melbourne´s finest schools. An outstanding opportunity offering comfort and a quiet ambience on a 579 sq. metre allotment (approx.) near Kew Junction and trams. Includes 4 Bedrooms, Dining, Lounge, Livingroom overlooking cottage garden, charming Kitchen, 2 bathrooms, double carport.
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Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit
Saturday 2nd October at 12.30pm Thursday 11-11.30am & Sunday 12-12.30pm 9.1m x 52.7 (30´ x 173´) approx. Tim Picken 0419 305 802 Michael Hingston 0412 922 488 818 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn Tel 9810 5000 jelliscraig.com.au
Saturday 9th October at 2pm Thursday 11.15-11.45am & Saturday 12.30-1pm 15.2m x 38.1m (50’ x 125’) approx. Diana Healy 0418 314 433 Julian Tonkin 0419 341 341 244 Whitehorse Road, Balwyn Tel 9831 2800 jelliscraig.com.au
21/24 Tanner Street - RICHMOND HILL Clean lines and state of the art finishes define the living spaces of this uber warehouse inspired designer apartment. Enter via a chic open plan living and entertaining area dominated by an industrial style kitchen with Gaggenau appliances and stone bench tops. Follow winding stairs to the first level boasting two bedrooms with robes, modern bathroom and stylish seperate study. A master bedroom on level 2 with en suite and rooftop views is enhanced by an informal living area complete with bar and if that wasn’t enough, a timber roof top terrace with panoramic CBD and Prahran views is sure to take your breath away. Secure OSP x 2 cars.
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Saturday 2nd October at 3.00pm Thursday 6-6.30pm & Saturday 11-11.30am Justine Harris 0407 332 618 Clayton Smith 0418 877 445 369 Bridge Road, Richmond Tel 9428 3333 jelliscraig.com.au
5/31 Inverness Avenue - ARMADALE
13 Mernda Avenue - ASHBURTON
Superbly positioned in the heart of Armadale, minutes to Glenferrie Rd shops, Malvern Central & city transport, this luxurious 1st floor apartment, in a stylish, elegant complex, offers large OP Living bathed in natural light, fabulous Kitchen, 2 large Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms & secure basement parking for 2 cars + storage.
This 1940´s clinker brick home has been renovated and extended. Formal Living and Dining, stone Kitchen, Casual Living/Dining, Study nook, 3 spacious Bedrooms, main WIRs, modern central bathroom, laundry/2nd bathroom. Huge NW garden with return verandah, ideal for entertaining. Features spa, workshop & garage.
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Saturday 9th October at 12noon Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 10.30-11.15am Charles Boyd 0402 275 485 Kevin O’Brien 0447 008 000 1121 High Street, Armadale. Tel 9832 0500 jelliscraig.com.au
Saturday 2nd October at 12pm Thursday 1.30-2pm & Saturday 11-11.45am 15.8m x 53.3m (52’ x 175’ or 9,100 sq ft) approx. Mark Lawson 0414 777 887 Paul Williamson 0418 509 472 45 High Street, Glen Iris. Tel 9809 8999 jelliscraig.com.au
26 Bevan Street - BALWYN
15 Thackray Street - BALWYN NORTH
Enviably elevated at the top end of a coveted cul-de-sac boasting its widest frontage, this superb 1930s residence affords an irresistible invitation to secure a prime property near schools. Includes 3 Bedrooms (ensuite), Study or Rumpus, bath/powder rooms, Sitting, Dining, Familyroom to deck, well-appointed Kitchen, pool, carport.
Portraying an elegant street silhouette in the coveted Balwyn High zone, this character-rich 1930´s clinker 7 room/3 Bedroom home represents over 50 years of pleasure to just one house-proud family & now invites a contemporary transformation or possible new home amidst delightfully private mature gardens (STCA).
Private Sale $1.98m $1.98m Inspect Sunday 12-12.30pm Land 19.2m x 42.9m (63’ x 141’) approx. Contact Scott Patterson 0417 581 074 Lewien Gallus 0418 343 908 Office 818 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn. Tel 9810 5000 Visit jelliscraig.com.au
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21 Iris Street - BURWOOD
23 Acheron Street - DONCASTER
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.
Great value & endless potential come together in this distinctive 1970´s 2/3 Bedroom/ 2 bathroom home displaying ideal scope to renovate/rebuild with future 2nd storey magnifying elevated views or capitalize on generous land & create multi-townhouses in this peaceful cul-de-sac near Shoppingtown, Park+Ride & parks (STCA).
Auction Inspect Land Contact
Auction Inspect Land Contact
Saturday 25th September at 10.00am Thursday 11.15-11.45am & Saturday from 9.30am 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
Saturday 9th October at 11am Thursday 12.45-1.15pm & Saturday 10-10.30am 17.5m x 37.8m (58´ x 124´) approx. Jenny Gillies 0419 008 512 Patrick Dennis 0409 321 159 244 Whitehorse Road, Balwyn. Tel 9831 2800 jelliscraig.com.au
Saturday 9th October at 1pm Wednesday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 10-10.30am Irreg 841 sq. metres (9,052 sq. ft) approx. Patrick Dennis 0409 321 159 Jenny Gillies 0419 008 512 244 Whitehorse Road, Balwyn. Tel 9831 2800 jelliscraig.com.au
2/1529 Malvern Road - GLEN IRIS
2/1377 Burke Road - KEW EAST
GARDEN APARTMENT - Stylishly renovated, this ground floor BERKSHIRE apartment reveals bright inviting interiors & a delightful garden ideal for entertaining. Features generous Living/Dining, spacious Kitchen/Meals, 2 double Bedrooms (BIRs), stunning renovated Bathroom, Euro Laundry, sep WC, heating, intercom & car space.
A huge sun-filled deck, landscaped garden & LUG on title highlight the rare lifestyle appeal of this stunning first-floor duplex apartment, one of only two set behind return driveway in a peaceful Stradbroke Park pocket. An exclusive low-maint opportunity near transport & schools; offers 2 BRs, Livingrm, Dining, Kitchen, stylish bthrm, alarm.
Auction Inspect Contact
Auction Inspect Contact
Saturday 9th October at 1pm Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 10-10.30am Murray Peden 0411 154 511 Steven Abbott 0407 324 240 1121 High Street, Armadale. Tel 9832 0500 jelliscraig.com.au
Saturday 2nd October at 11am Thursday 12-12.30pm & Sunday 12.45-1.15pm Greg Toogood 0418 385 440 Richard Earle 0418 564 168 818 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn. Tel 9810 5000 jelliscraig.com.au
2/16 Edgevale Road - KEW
1/50 Hartington Street - KEW
A 1st class low-maintenance lifestyle near select schools, shops & tram, this singlelevel townhouse features generous north Living zone to pretty garden, modern OP Kitchen & laundry to secluded terrace, 2 double Bedrooms (main/dual bathroom/open to courtyard), Study, heating/cooling/vacuum, powder room & remote garage.
Nestled in a quiet pocket with own frontage, this light-filled unit is situated in an exclusive development of just three that abuts a leafy parkland strip with walking trail. An excellent investment opportunity near High St shops and trams. 2 Bedrooms, updated Kitchen, central heating, large courtyard garden, auto garage.
Auction Inspect Contact
Auction Inspect Contact
Saturday 9th October at 12noon Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 10-10.30am Sue Wooldridge 0413 476 674 Alastair Craig 0418 335 363 818 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn. Tel 9810 5000 jelliscraig.com.au
Saturday 9th October at 12noon Thursday 11.15-11.45am & Sunday 12-12.30pm Greg Toogood 0418 385 440 Richard Earle 0418 564 168 818 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn. Tel 9810 5000 jelliscraig.com.au
www.williamsbatters.com.au | 159-161 Toorak Road, South Yarra | 9866 4411
www.williamsbatters.com.au | 159-161 Toorak Road, South Yarra | 9866 4411
CANTERBURY 5 Vaughan Avenue ‘Fontenay’ Secluded in a quiet cul-de-sac of desirable homes with the Shrublands Creek Reserve almost next door and close to Canterbury´s shops, train station and Maling Road´s restaurants, this Georgian inspired double storey 4 bedroom plus study home is superbly presented. In beautifully kept gardens, its bright and spacious open plan living areas include a large lounge and dining room with an open fireplace, kitchen-meals-family area with French doors to a northern terrace and rear garden. The fully equipped kitchen´s sky windows also overlook the gardens. There are 4 bedrooms upstairs with built-in robes and a bathroom, plus the main bedroom with walk-in robes and an ensuite. Also a powder room, study and access to the auto double garage. This special home also offers ducted heating, evaporative cooling upstairs and a position of great appeal.
Saturday 16 October at 11am
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$1.5 - $1.7 million Thurs 12-12.30pm & 5.30-6pm & Sat 10-10.30am 711 sq m approx. 46 E10 Tim Heavyside 0403 020 404, Jennifer Ellett 0403 805 044 244 Canterbury Road, Canterbury 9836 2222
BALWYN 1, 2 & 3/14-16 Relowe Crescent When a quality lifestyle is of the utmost importance, you will appreciate the detail in these stellar new townhouses. Each double-storey abode is unique, yet they all boast 4 well-robed bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, a study, powder room and 3 living areas. Greeted by exquisite formal living and dining areas, these stunning homes also feature polished floors, high ceilings and deluxe kitchens with stainless steel appliances and stone benches. 2 of the 4 bedrooms have chic ensuites, whilst the ensuites of the master bedrooms display pure luxury with large frameless showers, spa baths and twin vanities set in stone. Luxury appointments: ducted heating, evaporative cooling, ducted vacuum, alarm, water tank, alfresco deck and remote garages. Walk to Belmore Road shops and restaurants, handy to schools, buses, the freeway and Westfield Doncaster.
From $1.6 million
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Thurs 6.30-7.30pm & Sat 12-12.30pm & Sun 11am-12noon Subdivision 46 J6 Jeremy Tyrrell 0423 023 950, Brett Greig 0431 798 237 61 Doncaster Road, Balwyn North 9859 9561
34 Arthur Street
Wednesday 6 - 6.30, Saturday & Sunday 11 - 11.30
Saturday 9th October at 11am
Lachlan Castran 0407 766 304
Designer Solid Brick Edwardian Situated within one of South Yarra’s premier lifestyle locations and only meters to Toorak Road and Chapel Street this impeccably presented renovated home on 304m” (3272sqft) approx. features striking dark timber floors throughout, soaring ceilings, stunning fully equipped kitchen complete with hand selected Calcutta marble, stainless steel finishes, European appliances and home office, expansive meals / living area with open fire place flowing out to vast private and secluded landscaped rear garden fit for the entertainer. Accommodation includes two stunning private, light filled bedrooms both featuring open fire places and custom designed built in robes plus further central marble bathroom. Further features include European laundry, security entry, alarm, ducted heating / cooling and grey-water system.
276 Toorak Road South Yarra / 9827 1177 / castrangilbert.com.au
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Edgewater Apartments, 6-8 Eastern Beach Road, Geelong • APT 401 – 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 car spaces, outstanding views, balcony • APT 103 – 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 car spaces, outstanding views, large balcony • APT 214 – 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 car spaces, excellent views, generous balcony • APT 209 – 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 1 car space, balcony Open for inspection: Thursday 5:00 – 5:30 pm www.edgewaterapartments.com.au
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Sutherland Farrelly Grant Sutherland 0418 390 185 Michael Major 0412 471 775 Falcon Group Marcus Falconer 0417 376 025 Chris Ward 0409 529 877
43 Agnes St East Melbourne
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SHOREHAM 99 Blake Street Innisfree
MURGHEBOLUC Hamilton Highway “The Hermitage”-3 Titles- 275 Acres (111 Ha)
Set on approx 1 acre of quiet, private gardens & enjoyed by the same family for nearly 40 yrs. Beautifully positioned in one of Old Shoreham’s sought-after streets, 5 mins walk to the Pines & beaches. 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, large sitting/dining room, OFP, verandahs overlooking gardens & room for a pool & tennis court.
Boasting 3km of Barwon river frontage lies this rural investment opportunity with future home site potential. Offered in 3 titles inc: stock & domestic water rights & panoramic views over the Barwon Valley. Note: 50 mins from Melb (approx).
Auction Sunday 10th Oct 2pm View By Appointment
Andrew Hines 0400 630 630 Prue McLaughlin 0417 389 006 Tom Barr Smith 0438 368 020 47A Cook Street, Flinders
Auction Saturday 16th Oct 12noon View By Appointment Stan Lawrence Real Estate 0408 526 836
View By Appointment Gowan Stubbings 0412 269 999 Michael Gibson 0418 530 392 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra
Albert Park. 9252 1800 Brighton. 9592 6522 Flinders. 5989 1000 Portsea. 5984 4744 South Yarra. 9820 1111
MELBOURNE 124/350 St Kilda Road â€œSt Jamesâ€? â€“ An Exclusive Melbourne Address
PRAHRAN 50 Pridham Street Period Charm
This stylishly renovated 23sq. 2 bedroom plus study/library St James apartment has vast open plan kitchen, living and dining areas and spacious terrace. Complete with 3 bathrooms and guest powder room, 2 car basement parking and storage this exceptional apartment provides the perfect inner-city lifestyle.
Only moments from Hawksburn Village, this renovated Victorian home offers a generous open plan living/dining area opening onto a tranquil courtyard garden. Further complimented by 2 BRâ€™s each with OFP & soaring ceilings, French inspired kitchen with Smeg appliances & a beautiful bathroom with adjoining laundry. Auction Saturday 2nd Oct 12noon View Wednesday 11-11.30am
Private Sale View Wednesday 1-1.30pm, Thursday 6-6.30pm
Tim Blackett 0400 780 700 Gerald Delany 0418 355 337 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra
Tom Staughton 0411 554 850 Alex Schiavo 0419 239 549 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra
South Yarra. 9820 1111
TOORAK 1/183 Kooyong Road Mandalay â€“ Stylish And Spacious Located in a charming older style block, this spacious ground floor apartment has been renovated with impeccable style. Features include 2 generous bedrooms (main with ensuite & WIR), 2 bathrooms, spacious living/dining, sunny balcony, stone kitchen, security entry & undercover carpark. Auction Saturday 2nd Oct 11am View Thursday 12-12.30pm & 5-5.30pm
Kate Zubrinich 0400 604 845 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra
South Yarra. 9820 1111
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