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Review\ MOUTHiNG OFF MAN OveRBOARD Can you match-make a successful, on-air partnership? Well, none of us get to self-select, of course, but the ingredients needed for two people to spark and sync on television and radio are still mysterious to me. I know when it works; I sure as hell know when it doesn’t. So when the crusty former head of ABC News and Current Affairs, John Cameron, decided to pitch me with long-time foreign correspondent Peter Lloyd for a new television breakfast program, I was intrigued. I knew Peter’s work well and admired it enormously. I knew he was quick on his feet and seemed to love the live environment like I did. But Peter and I reckoned a boss was an unlikely Yenta. Like unwilling teenagers, we made our own plans. The night before the big meeting in Melbourne at which the new show would be proposed, Peter and I skipped into the Supper Club, lined up the martinis and swapped our life stories. There I learned of his incredibly challenging recent life as a reporter, of his beautiful sons and former wife who was still his best friend. Of his

It made sense the moment I heard it. I’ve heard and experienced varying forms of this trauma before and I’ve known enough people working in front-line occupations that I should be able to recognise the symptoms: the self-medication (yes, I feel bad about those martinis now!), the reckless behaviour; the nightmares and waking anxieties; the energetic, almost frantic highs; the shattering lows; the disappearances. I’ve written before about how personal experience of a mental illness or psychological disorder forever changes your attitudes and expectations of people. The challenge in the professional setting is, I think, a little different and requires even more of us. In the workplace the carefully constructed “rules” about who has and hasn’t got it together are of no use, compassion is better than expectation, and everyone has a responsibility to empathise. Peter is safely back home now and I have the great pleasure of working instead with the redoubtable Michael Rowland, so doors do close but windows swing open. And I can see that clear air and bright sunshine is pouring in on my friend Peter.

relationship with Mazlee and his desire to come home. He was whip-smart and informed, quick and funny. He seemed as highly-strung as the rest of us, nothing unusual there. He was, of course, hiding it very well. The next morning, with somewhat foggy heads, we staggered our way through the meeting, but the die was cast for us. We were a team already. We said our goodbyes with great excitement about the project to come. And then came the arrest and the beginning of his nightmare, and Peter Lloyd’s long struggle with and return from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). One of the great life lessons I have learnt the hard way is how important it is to turn up. To make the call; to extend the hand, or to jump on that plane and go. So I did. The next time I saw Peter was in Singapore as I accompanied him to his required meeting with the local police. He was shattered and I was trying in that helpless way to be encouraging and positive. But I wanted him to know his colleagues were backing him. This time, over fish-head curry, we shared a very different life story. My phantom partner, and now dear friend and colleague, Peter Lloyd has told that story in Inside Story: From ABC Foreign Correspondent to Singapore Prisoner #12988. It’s an unflinching account of the events that led to his arrest in Singapore for possession of methamphetamine and his journey back from PTSD.

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Review\ cOveR stORy It’s a decade since a horseman galloped into the Sydney Olympic Stadium to signal the start of the 2000 Games. Sarah MarInOS talks to some of the Melbourne medallists about life after Sydney.


n September 15, 2000, Sydney welcomed the Olympic Games to Australia. About 110,000 spectators in the Olympic Stadium, and many millions worldwide, watched the spectacular opening ceremony that peaked when Cathy Freeman lit the flame. From day one of competition, medals kept coming for the 632-strong Australian team, which bagged 58 medals – 16 gold, 25 silver and 17 bronze – and finished fourth on the medal table behind the US, Russia and China. There were many highlights – Freeman’s gold in the high-pressure 400-metre final and the men’s 4x100-metre freestyle relay against the fancied US. The Australians played air guitars poolside – a payback after US swimmer Gary Hall jnr vowed to smash the Australian team like “guitars”. The women’s water polo team won gold after a last-second goal and Australia also won two sailing gold medals and its first archery and taekwondo gold. Beach volleyballers Kerri Pottharst and Natalie Cook won gold on Bondi Beach and we also triumphed in cycling, women’s hockey and equestrian. A decade on, The Weekly Review caught up with some Melbourne medallists to talk about life after Sydney.

“I’d like to organise my wedding. It won’t be a big do, just something simple. But that’s been delayed a little because I’ve just had an operation on my left hand – torn ligaments in my thumb. I took my cousin’s kids skiing and as I was teaching them how to ski, they fell, bent my thumb and tore the ligaments. After ankle and knee reconstructions I wasn’t too bothered. It’s just another op!” she says, laughing. Reflecting on Sydney, Edebone admits she would have liked to do better. “Deep down we felt we should have been in the gold-medal game. But that’s sport for you, it wasn’t meant to be,” she says with a shrug. “I walked away from Sydney knowing I gave it my all.”

Russell MaRk Shooting \ Silver

Peta edebone Softball \ bronze Peta Edebone, 41, represented Australia in softball 330 times before she retired in 2004. She competed at three world championships and three Olympics – winning bronze in Atlanta and Sydney and silver medal in Athens. Edebone juggled her softball career with a job at the AFL. She joined the league in 1990 and now works in the Total Player Payment department, monitoring player contracts. But the Bombers supporter has maintained her links with softball, coaching the Victorian women’s team. “I’d still love to be out there playing but there comes a time when your body just can’t do it,” says Edebone. “After Athens I had numerous knee operations and my surgeon actually tried to convince me to retire after the Sydney Olympics. But I had unfinished business and I went against medical advice but after Athens, physically and mentally, I knew I couldn’t do it any more.” While some athletes struggle to give up an elite sporting career, Edebone says her work and coaching softball helped her make that transition. “I stayed involved with softball because the sport gave me so much,” she says. “But it’s nice not to have that highly structured routine now. My partner and I have an apartment on the Gold Coast and we take off for a weekend there quite often. I could never do that when I was playing softball.” Edebone initially joined the AFL as a receptionist and worked in finance and membership before her current position. She’s also team manager for the Australian Institute of Sport under-17 AFL team. Edebone’s partner of five years also works for the AFL and they became engaged in November.

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teammates hug Peta edebone (no.11) after she hit the game-winning two-run homer to defeat the us 2-1 on day six of the sydney Games. (Jed Jacobsohn / allsPoRt / GettY IMaGes)

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a dejected Russell Mark after missing gold in a shoot-off with Richard Faulds, of Great britain, in the men’s double trap at the sydney International shooting centre.

(daRRen enGland / allsPoRt / GettY IMaGes)

The 2012 Olympics in London will be Russell Mark’s last Games. The sharpshooter from Hoppers Crossing won silver in Sydney and with his wife, Lauryn, also an international shooting champion, Mark runs a business organising shooting days for corporate customers. Mark’s most powerful memory of Sydney was marching into the stadium during the opening ceremony. “I was good friends with Andrew Gaze and to see him carry the flag for Australia was great,” recalls Mark. “Being involved in an individual event, that night was one of the few times I felt part of a team. I’d been to a few Olympics so the organisers plonked me up the front ... the reaction was unforgettable. “Winning a silver medal gave me mixed feelings. I won the previous Olympics, so at the time silver was a disappointment but now I’m pretty happy with my career.” Mark, 46, says London will be his last Olympics. “I’m aiming for London and I want to win gold and I’d like to retire after the Commonwealth Games in Scotland because I’ll be 50 then,” he says. “I’m one of the oldest competitors in clay-target shooting now. The other athletes call me ‘Fossil’. I remember going to the 1984 national championships and looking at the guys who were heading to the LA Olympics and thinking ‘I want to do what they’re doing’. I was only 20 and that became my aim in life. But it has to end.” Life has been good to Mark since Sydney. He’d just started dating Lauryn after they met at a World Cup event in 1999. They married in 2004 and have two children – Sierra, five, and Indiana, three. Mark also has a 12-year-old daughter, Holly. US-born Lauryn became an Australian citizen and finished fourth at the Athens Olympics for Australia. “I’ve been lucky to turn my pastime into my profession,” says Mark. “Before Atlanta I was a real-estate valuer. Then I went to Atlanta and won gold and never valued another property. Nobody prepares you for how your life changes after you win an Olympic Games – like getting a call from the Sultan of Brunei, who has built a shooting range for his brother and wants you to teach him to shoot. Before I knew it I was on my way to Brunei – all because I’d won a medal for shooting things out of the sky.”

Michael KliM Swimming \ 2 gold, 2 Silver

“MY idenTiTY will alwaYS Be aS a SwiMMer and To walK awaY FroM YoUr idenTiTY iniTiallY iS diFFicUlT.”

michael Klim, 33, retired from swimming in June 2007 but continues to enjoy a high profile. He has two children with his Balinese princess wife, lindy – Stella, 5, and rocco, 2 – and the couple started a skincare range, milk, a few years ago. They have also just built a new beachside home. Klim decided to end his swimming career on a high. As he saw his times in the pool start to plateau, he knew it was time to move on. “Throughout my whole swimming career i had a passion and a love for swimming and i was losing that love. i was becoming resentful towards my body because i couldn’t get what i wanted out of it,” he says. “So i decided to walk away before i became really angry. But it was hard. when i walk down the street in melbourne today people still say ‘oh, that’s the swimmer guy’. my identity will always be as a swimmer and to walk away from your identity initially is difficult.” But Klim had plenty to distract him. “i was recently married, we had a new baby and we were moving house. i had also started to develop milk. But i had to stay stimulated. i could never sit at home and be a couch potato,” says Klim, laughing. Sound advice from his businessman father also ensured Klim was financially set up for retirement. There were swim schools and Klim also turned his attention to skincare – an idea he came up with after years immersed in swimming pools. Today, the milk range is sold across Australia and in Hong Kong, China, Singapore, France, denmark, Holland and Switzerland. “i sat down with a group of branding people and they said, ‘what does the michael Klim brand represent?’ and for me it was about helping people be their best, whether that’s in skincare, motivational speaking and corporate training,” he says. Klim averages at least one speaking engagement a week, often with businesses that want to learn how his swimming success can be transferred to their world. “i did a presentation recently for a group of people who work for a national sports store and i started with the footage of the 4x100-metre relay from Sydney. Towards the end, they started cheering and clapping and saying ‘Come on, come on’. They were all still excited watching that event,” says Klim, laughing. Asked about his personal highlights, Klim nominates “marrying a princess”. The couple met in September 2004 when they were paired for a myer fashion show. They married in 2006. “lindy isn’t a sporty person, she’s more creative and musical and she’s into fashion. i’m very much the typical athlete. But we complement each other,” he says. As the 10th anniversary of Sydney drew nearer, Klim admitted there were moments when he still missed the excitement of competition. “i miss standing on the blocks. i miss the performance,” he says.

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From left: ashley callus, chris Fydler, Michael Klim and ian Thorpe, australia’s gold medal-winning 4x100-metre freestyle relay team, celebrating on day one after defeating the highly fancied US team. The australians won in a world record time of 3 minutes 13.67 seconds, with Klim setting an individual world record for the opening 100 metres. (al Bello / allSporT / GeTTY iMaGeS)

Review\ coveR SToRy » Grant Hackett

Swimming \ 2 gold

Now enjoying a career in finance and as a TV presenter for Channel Nine, Grant Hackett won three gold, three silver and a bronze medal (in total) in Sydney, Athens and Beijing. He retired from the pool in 2008. Some of the standout moments of Sydney for Hackett were winning his first Olympic gold medal (beating home 1500-metre superstar Keren Perkins, who was seeking his third straight Olympic gold) in front of a home crowd and the atmosphere in Sydney. “The night I won the 1500-metre freestyle, a busload of us were taken to Darling Harbour,” he recalls. “There were about 100,000 people there and as I got off the bus they began screaming. It was overwhelming for a 20-year-old kid.” Hackett went on to win at Athens (one gold, two silver) and Beijing (one silver, one bronze) before hanging up his goggles in 2008. By then he already had his sights set on a future career and has made a successful transition from athletics to finance. “As a sports person, you have to be prepared to start again,” says Hackett, 30. “I went straight into working in finance with Westpac, something I’d been studying while I was swimming.” Hackett completed a diploma of financial services and a diploma of business law at Bond University, Queensland, while he was competing and this year started an MBA. After working in Westpac’s private banking sector, he now heads a new division focused on bespoke financial services for people working in sports and entertainment. He’s also relishing a TV career presenting sports and a weekly travel program. “I spend four days with the bank, a day shooting the Postcards program, and then do Wide World of Sports up in Sydney on a Sunday. It would be disappointing to me if I got to 50 or 60 and sport was the only thing I ever really achieved something in.” Hackett admits he has been a driven individual since growing up in Queensland. “I was close to my mates but I guess I was a bit different,” he says. “I was just focused on my swimming and my mates respected what I was trying to achieve. In sport you have to be mature at a young age.” Elite sport has also taught Hackett to deal with life’s challenges – such as becoming a father to twins a year ago. He says the arrival of Jagger and Charlize makes an Olympic gold medal “look pretty average”. “The first months are hard yakka but when I finish work I often run home in my suit so I can see them before they go to bed. Having those two little people in my life is a great joy,” he says. Hackett lives close to his city office so he can spend more time with his family. “There’s no fat in there,” he says, laughing. “But at 14, I was already getting up at 4.45am to swim seven kilometres before school, so I’m used to a busy schedule.”

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Grant Hackett celebrates his gold medal in the 1500-metre freestyle on day eight in sydney. kieren Perkins, seeking a third gold, won silver. (nick Wilson / allsPort / Getty iMaGes)

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Michelle Ferris won a silver medal in the women’s 500-metre time trial before retiring from cycling at the tender age of 23. (darren McnaMara / allsPort / Getty iMaGes)

MicHelle Ferris – CyCling \ Silver Michelle Ferris, from Warrnambool, won silver in the women’s 500-metre time trial at Sydney but retired at 23. In 2007, she got back on her bike and won three gold medals at the World Masters Championships. When Ferris stepped away from cycling, she was mentally and physically burnt out. “It took me five or six years to be at peace with myself,” she says frankly. “People were saying ‘why did you give it away?’ but it was the right time for me. You can’t be an elite athlete if you are not there mentally.” The struggles after retiring were a far cry from when she stood on the podium at Sydney to receive a silver medal. “I remember being at the start gate of the 500-metre time trial and all of a sudden I heard the crowd chant my name. The hype and support of the crowd certainly helped me. I did a personal best and came home with silver,” says Ferris, 33.

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rebecca Gilmore (left) and loudy tourky celebrate their bronze medal in the women’s 10-metre synchronised diving, australia’s first diving success in 76 years.

(Mike HeWitt / allsPort / Getty iMaGes)

“Cycling was all I had known. I finished school at year 10, so I didn’t have a full high-school qualification and I spent three or four years in the wilderness after retiring, not knowing what I wanted to do and unsure of what I could do. “In the tough times I wondered if it would be easier to just jump off the Harbour Bridge. So to be happy and where I am today after that is amazing. In the national cycling team I’d spent 10 years being told when to get up, when to sleep, what to eat and when to train. And then you walk away from that and have to fit back into society. I got through that period by slowing things down, concentrating on myself and being with the people I’m closest to.” Ferris also started cycling again with the local Warrnambool cycling club. “Riding around the roads where I rode as a kid brought back the enjoyment of cycling. I couldn’t stay angry with it after that,” she says. Ferris is now part of the sales team with international cycling company Shimano. She has also started a junior women’s development team in NSW to coach the next generation of Australian cyclists. Ferris and her partner, Kylie, have a one-year-old daughter, Paige, who has also brought her happiness. “There’s nothing better than waking up in the morning and seeing Paige smiling at me,” says Ferris. “I met Kylie in the middle of the hardest period of my life, about six years ago, so she’s seen me at my worst and she’s helped point me in the right direction. I’ve packed a lot into my life and, despite the challenges, it’s been a fantastic ride.”

loudy WiGGins diving \ Bronze Better known to Sydney fans as Loudy Tourky, Wiggins was only 17 when she competed at her first Olympic Games in Atlanta. In Sydney, she won bronze and became the first Australian in 76 years to win an Olympic diving medal. From the age of five, she showed star quality as a gymnast, which took her to the Australian Institute of Sport. But at 11 she switched to diving and when the Atlanta Olympics came around in 1996, Wiggins, became the youngest member of the Australian diving team. She came 19th in Atlanta but in Sydney she teamed with Rebecca Gilmore and the pair took the bronze medal in the women’s synchronised platform event. “It was the first time synchronised diving was at the Olympics and we weren’t expected to win a medal, but we knew we could,” says Wiggins. “But my individual event was an absolute nightmare. I stood on the platform and my legs were shaking, nerves overcame me and I couldn’t jump. Usually at a competition I had 25 people watching me. All of a sudden there were 8000 people and I was overwhelmed.” Wiggins knew individually she could do better. The following year she came third in the 10-metre platform at the World Championships in Fukuoka and then won bronze in Athens. She then aimed for Beijing but a calf injury brought her diving career to a premature close. “I cried myself to sleep for months. It was a disappointing end but now I can look back and be grateful,” she says. Wiggins had already started to build a life away from diving. In 2005 she completed a media and communications degree and in 2004 she met the man who would become her husband, Carlton footballer Simon Wiggins. “After the Athens Olympics I took my first holiday and travelled around Greece with a friend. Simon was on a footy trip and we met in Santorini. I flew back to Australia the next day but we met up again later,” says Wiggins, 31. The couple married in 2007 and are expecting their first child in October. Wiggins says she doesn’t miss international competition and is happy working in advertising and organising her inner-Melbourne home. “I enjoy cooking and cleaning,” she says. “It sounds simple but as an athlete you can’t do normal things very often and, when I was diving, I craved normality.”


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» Lauren Burns Taekwondo \ Gold

“BeCOMInG a MuM has Been the Greatest thInG In MY LIfe. It just dOesn’t COMPare tO anYthInG eLse.”

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Lauren Burns (right) celebrates her gold medal after defeating urbia Melendez rodriguez of Cuba in the women’s 49-kilogram taekwondo final. It was the first time the sport had been given Olympic status.

(shaun BOtterILL / aLLsPOrt / GettY IMaGes)

when lauren Burns won gold in Sydney, she became the first australian to win an olympic taekwondo medal. a decade on, Burns, 36, has trained to be a naturopath and has just had her second child. Some days Sydney seems like it was only a recent turning point in life for lauren Burns. other days it seems life a lifetime ago. “There have been two olympics since Sydney and I’ve commentated them, and watching those events I don’t always connect that I was part of the olympics,” says Burns. “It’s almost surreal. I see someone winning a gold medal and I think ‘wow, that’s amazing’. and then I think, ‘but hold on, that’s what I did’. winning a gold medal was certainly a pinnacle for me. I went to Sydney with a job to do – to win. So achieving that was wonderful but there are other moments. “It was my first olympics and seeing so many athletes from so many different countries and sports in one place was something I’ll never forget. The whole circus of the olympic Games was incredible.” Burns retired from competitive sport after Sydney – injuries taking their toll. But the emphasis on fitness and health has remained. She has studied naturopathy and plans to start a business running corporate health programs. But Burns currently has her hands full with an 18-month-old son and a baby girl who arrived in august. “Becoming a mum has been the greatest thing in my life. It just doesn’t compare to anything else,” she says. “I feel I’m at the right stage for children and I’ve just immersed myself in being a mum.” Her gold medal opened doors for Burns that she never expected. She’s still in demand on the corporate-speaking circuit, with her audiences never tiring of Burns’ olympic stories and learning the secrets of how she reached the top of her chosen sport. “I never expected the media attention I got after Sydney,” she says. “I remember after I won the gold medal people said to me, ‘the corporate speaking is fantastic. do it while you can because those opportunities will probably only last about a year’. But that’s still my main source of income after 10 years.” Burns began a bachelor of applied science in naturopathy while she was competing, fitting in subjects whenever she could between travelling and training as an athlete. “naturopathy has interested me for a long time and it was always something I wanted to do. I qualified last year and have a few private clients,” she says. “once my second baby is a little older, I’d like to become more involved in the health industry. My goals are simple – to work and to have a happy family. That’s the most important goal of all.”

Giaan Rooney SwimminG \ 2 Silver

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the australian team celebrate their Gold medal win, in the final between australia and argentina at the Sydney 2000 olympic Games, held at the State Hockey centre at Homebush, in Sydney, australia. australia defeated argentina 3-1. Katie allen is third from left in the back row. (HamiSH blaiR / allSPoRt / Getty imaGeS)

Katie allen Hockey \ Gold Katie Allen, 36, was part of Australia’s gold medal-winning field hockey team in Sydney. She also won World Cup and Commonwealth Games titles. Today, she’s head coach for women’s hockey at the Victorian Institute of Sport. Allen can still remember the nervous energy that gripped her as Australia’s women’s hockey team drove towards the Olympic Village in Sydney. That nervousness stayed with her, only subsiding when the team won a gold medal. “I remember coming from the Blue Mountains, where we’d been staying on a camp. And then we drove into Sydney on the bus and I realised the enormity of what was happening,” says Allen. “We’d been preparing for Sydney for what seemed like forever and now it was happening and I was pretty overwhelmed. As we drove into Sydney that day, it hit me that this was when the hard work started. That anxiety never left me until our competition ended.” Allen retired after the Athens Olympics in 2004, after she failed to be selected for the Australian squad for the following year. She returned to her native South Australia to play at national league level and then took a break for a couple of years. “My hockey career with Australia finished in a disappointing way and I felt I needed a break. When you’ve been an elite athlete for years, there also comes a point when you need time out to get on with your career or to have a family,” she says. “So I got a ‘real’ job.” As a qualified primary-school teacher, Allen, who moved to Melbourne in 2002, began teaching at the Albert Park Primary School and then did relief teaching. She has also worked for the Australian Sports Commission and managed an after-school communities program in Victoria, which funds primary schools to run physical activity programs. She also married at the end of 2004. “As an athlete you’re focused on your sport and everything else, like relationships, gets put aside,” she says. “So getting married has been a highlight since Sydney.” In April last year, Allen took on the head coaching position at the Victorian Institute of Sport. “I loved competing at the highest level and now I want to get the best out of the athletes I work with. Coaching is different from playing. “There’s more than skill – it’s about working with people, management, co-ordinating a group and analysing the players and the opposition,” she says. “After spending some years away from hockey, I was really ready to be a full-time coach again. Hockey is in my blood.”

Sydney 2000 was Giaan rooney’s first taste of olympic Games competition and she walked away with two silver medals in the 4x100-metre medley and the 4x200-metre freestyle. in Athens, rooney won gold and retired two years later to pursue a media career. while winning two silver medals at her first olympics put a wide smile on rooney’s face, when asked to pick one of her most special memories from Sydney, she nominates another medal moment for Australia. “i remember the night cathy Freeman won the 400 metres. i’d snuck in to the stadium because it was a sell-out,” recalls rooney, 27. “i remember sitting on the concrete steps, near the finish line of the running track and watching cathy win that race. And then i watched nearly 100,000 people get to their feet as one and go nuts. That was an amazing moment.” rooney had been a member of the Australian swimming team for three years when she raced in Sydney. “we were at our pre-camp in melbourne and kieren Perkins came to speak to us and he said it would change the rest of our life,” says rooney. “Being part of Sydney brought home to me how much i wanted to experience an olympics again. After that, i was totally committed to the next four years of training because i wanted to go to Athens. “The time has gone incredibly fast but in some ways Sydney also feels like a lifetime ago. A lot has changed in 10 years. But when i talk about these moments, it seems like it was yesterday.” At the time of the Sydney olympics, rooney hadn’t given much thought to the day when her swimming career would


(from left) Petria thomas, Kirsten thomson, Giaan Rooney and Susie o’neill celebrate their silver medal in the women’s 4x200-metre relay final at the Sydney international aquatic centre.

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end. But when she retired in 2006 she was already enjoying a flourishing media career and she’s since become the face of Palmer’s cocoa Butter and Jockey underwear. “my parents instilled in me that swimming was fantastic but it could end tomorrow so plan your next move,” she says. “As a swimmer i was sponsored by channel nine for a few years after the Sydney olympics. i enjoyed that world and i learned about how the media worked, so when i retired, channel nine offered me a job presenting. “i like that no two days are the same – unlike in swimming where it can be very monotonous. one day i might be in the countryside filming a piece for Postcards and interviewing and then i might do some voiceovers and then i might be on an early morning flight interstate to host a function somewhere. i get to go to different places, see different things and meet different people all the time and i love that.” rooney says swimming has taught her the correlation between hard work and success and how to handle pressure. “i was 17 at the Sydney olympics. now i’m older, hopefully wiser and know a little more about the world,” she says. “i’d definitely love to see marriage and children later. my parents are celebrating their 32nd wedding anniversary this year and i’d love to be a mum. my aim in life is to have no regrets and to find happiness in what i do.” \ » we welcome youR feedbacK @


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e all know Melbourne is filled with secret bars. But there’s nothing harder on a middle-aged person’s psyche than the realisation that they might not be cool enough any more (if they really ever were) to know where those bars might be. Because bars these days are not just bars – they’re styled and themed into ’50s backyards, toilet blocks and doctor’s surgeries – you almost need to be theatrical about your drinking. Plus you have to walk up three flights of stairs to get a drink, which is not good for the elderly, especially when they’re on the turps. I really do keep forgetting I’m old now. Staying up late boozing isn’t a great idea when you have to do the school run the next morning. Neither is flirting with 22-year-olds. The thing is, all this talk about cougars – middle-aged women preying on 20-year-olds for sex – is missing the main point. Women my age aren’t out to snare youngies intentionally – they just forget they’re old, especially after a few sav blancs. Plus, men our age are, well, old too, so why would you go there? And the product is better these days. When I was young, boys didn’t give a hoot about how they looked. They wore flannel shirts, desert boots and washed in the surf. Boys today have hairdos, they go to the gym and they wear white pointy shoes, and where I come from,

that combination would have gotten them beaten up. A friend scored a public wedgying for wearing a Choose Life T-shirt to a party I went to once – and look how George Michael is still suffering emotionally for that fashion sin. But is it just me, or has anyone else noticed young people are much more good-looking these days? At The Weekly Review launch party last week, everyone in the room was a spunk. In fact, this event was a spunk festival filled with gorgeous girls with long, flowing locks and perfectly done faces, and six-foot-tall boys with sculptured hair and suits and smiles. And I was the only person in the room without a spray tan. Don’t young people know about baby oil? I spent my teenage years with a bottle leaking from my school bag, and the thought of missing a sunbaking opportunity was torture. Tanning was a sport, and the darkest girl won. If only we knew there’d be a day you could pay someone to do it for you in a booth and you’d come out without streaks and weird orange spots. I learnt my big sunbaking lesson years ago, when I spent the whole day body-roasting, prepping for a night at the Criterion Hotel in the fashion capital of Warrnambool. By about 9.30pm, my best friend told me my face had started to blister. I continued to party


LIFE on regardless – a melting face was hardly going to send me home early, plus the bar-snack sandwiches and dim sims hadn’t come out yet. But the next day, I woke up with a hangover and a kind of fried-rice face mask that was actually made out of my skin. Gee, I was gorgeous. I never used baby oil on my face again, but it didn’t stop me sunbaking for a few more years. I went back to Warrnambool a while ago to catch up with long-lost girlfriends, and the first thing I noticed is that they were all still competitive-tanning. Imagine still living with the pressure of having to put your old, wrinkly legs on a banana lounge every time the sun came out? Me, I’m just happy every day I wake up without a hangover. \



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David Mileikowski’s father owns the building – a quaint weatherboard cottage in a row of houses overlooking the supermarket car park in Izett Street. When a medical tenant moved out, he encouraged David and David's partner, Jacqui Majzner, to set up a café. Mileikowski runs a personal-training business and Majzner is a school teacher-turned-caterer. They felt they had the perfect blend of people and food skills to create a successful café. “We had the building gutted. I worked as the owner-builder and brought in tradespeople to follow to our design,” he says. The result is a welcoming home away from home, attracting a steady band of regulars and a growing catering business. Artwork by Jacqui’s father, prominent painter Victor Majzner, and David’s sister-in-law, Lilach Mileikowski, a well-known ceramic artist, adorns the walls. The decision to use Coffee Supreme coffee pays

homage to the couple’s other family – Nineteen Squares in St Kilda. “Jacqui and I are locals and we’ve always enjoyed the coffee there, so the decision to use the same brand was easy,” Mileikowski says. The sudden loss of her head BARISTA barista has given Majzner a renewed focus on the coffee side of her fledgling

business. She hopes her background in food and catering will guide her as she extends her training and takes on a bigger share of the barista’s role. “I love making coffees and think it’s time to step up. But we’ll have to find a new head barista, so I can spend some time in the kitchen too,” she says. The coffee company selected by the café has given her quality training and, for Majzner, the flavour of the blend is all-important. “I’ve never had a Coffee Supreme coffee I didn’t enjoy,” she says. “It’s mellow, mild and never bitter.” \



Family connections run deep at CAFÉ this smart-yet-cosy 12-week-old operation off the Chapel Street trail in Prahran.

SIp ThIS Is IT 11 Izett street, Prahran Website: Barista: Jacqui Majzner Coffee: Coffee Supreme Barista’s choice: Caffe latte

The cream picket fence and Euro-inspired cane chairs on a high, tiled front verandah set the scene for this relaxed, stylish café. Inside, polished floating timber floors and dark timber tables and chairs are offset by crisp ivory walls, high ceilings, stunning watercolour impressions of the Bungle Bungles and other striking artworks. There’s a huge blackboard painted onto one wall featuring the daily menu, a table for eight in the centre of the front room, a couch tucked into an alcove and a fire blazing in the rear room. Outdoor seating along a graffiti-decorated sideway and huge orb light fitting add extra eye candy. The coffee is still being refined – my espresso (poured by the previous barista) was well extracted, featuring hints of chocolate and walnuts, but my flat white, unluckily, arrived too hot, its milk slightly burnt.

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Main: Banquet with Chicken Khandahari at front. (MAGGIE BUFE)

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Three Cups of Tea might flicker through your mind at this exotic suburban restaurant. The Kite Runner when you see the colourful kites hanging from the walls – “children in Afghanistan love their kites the way Aussie kids love footy”, says restaurant owner Monir Samad – and Three Cups of Tea when you look at the portraits of the Karakoram Range and the proud, authoritarian sherpa on the wall. This nine-year-old restaurant is one of few Afghan restaurants in Australia. Samad arrived here 19 years ago and spent many years working in the hospitality industry while he worked on his English. In part, the 9/11 attacks in 2001 were the inspiration for this restaurant, which opened just one month later.

He and his brothers saw the attacks and the portrayal of the Middle East on television, like other Australians, and it added to their growing concerns about the way Afghanistan was perceived in their adopted country. “We wanted to show Australians about our culture and to give them some positive images of Afghanistan,” says Samad, who works seven days a week to achieve this. The menu at Afghan Village offers a glimpse of the culture in its broad spread of dishes, from the crisp, toasted Afghan nan bread to the fine traditional desserts that end the meal. A banquet selection includes a taste of the badenjon bourani (pan-fried eggplant topped with tomato and yoghurt sauces), which is velvety and flavoursome, and a bourani kachaloo (pan-fried potato), which is lacklustre by comparison, the potato floury and dry despite the excellent lowab (yoghurt and tomato) sauce. But the ashak, a delicate half-circle envelope of whisper-thin pastry encasing finely shredded leek, is the redeeming element. The main-course selection arrives all at once and looks daunting, but the flavours are so clean and appealing, that it’s soon disappearing. A chef’s selection of different kebabs arrives sizzling on a cast-iron plate with a medley of salad that needs quick attention before it wilts. The long-grain, perfectly cooked bachlani rice is topped with shredded carrot and sultanas. It’s an essential sponge for the other three dishes on the table – a fluffy, pale-yellow dahl with a gentle kick of spice and a crown of darkly roasted paprika; a subtle pink chicken khandahari (marinated chicken in yoghurt and herbs); and an auburn-toned, rich lamb korma. The meat dishes are meltingly tender but their sauces seem thin, until we eat them the right way, mixed with the sumptuous rice and the creamy dahl. The undoubted hero on the plate of prettily presented desserts is the firnee, a small wheel of refreshing rosewater and cardamom mousse sprinkled with pistachios, which would find its place in any high-end restaurant. The accompanying bakhlava and Turkish delight pieces are more standard fare. A refreshing glass of Afghan green tea is bright and fresh, without a hint of astringency, and finishes the meal perfectly. \

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Top: Ashak leek pastries. Middle: Kebab Sultani from chef’s kebab selection. Bottom: Lamb korma.


A cultural experience intended to offer Melbourne diners an alternative view of war-torn Afghanistan. This family-run restaurant – with one brother front-of-house and the other in the kitchen – offers hearty and wholesome dishes from northern Afghanistan. The varied menu is unlikely to be what’s served in every home in a country with a much harsher climate but it is a glimpse of the generosity and finesse of the culture. The menu is accompanied by a compact but serviceable list of Australian wines and the option to BYO. Service is polite and brisk but content to let the food do the talking.

eat this AfghAn VillAge 923 Burke Road, Camberwell Chef: Prices:

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Nazir Samad entrees $10-$17.50; mains $17.50-$35; desserts $6-$12; banquets $39-$52. Daily 6-11pm. 9882 2775

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High on the Burke Road hill, this classic Camberwell shop space has taken on an exotic persona. Step inside and step away from all things Melbourne. It’s not quite a home in an Afghan village but, with a bit of imagination, it could be. Colourful cloths line the ceiling; smoking pipes, imported lanterns, woven rugs and shawls hang from every available space. There’s a quaint, rustic feel to the décor, but it’s authentic enough to not seem tacky or overdone. Many of the items displayed are gifts from travelling family members or pieces that belong to the owners. Dark Bentwood timber chairs, paper-covered, white-clothed tables and quality cutlery and crockery are concessions to Melbourne’s dining culture, but little else feels like a compromise.


TASTINGS\ DRINK THIS DESERT HEART CHARDONNAY 2008 (Central Otago) $35; 14% a/v ★★★½

Food match: Flounder with beurre blanc sauce I’m not normally a fan of Kiwi chardonnay (the ones I’ve tried have mostly been from the bigger end of the spectrum) but this hits the spot for me. There are complex aromas and flavours of melon rind, white stone fruits, honey, almonds and a slight struck-match characteristic. These ripe flavours are held in check by some nice grapefruit-flavoured acidity. A nice luxurious mouthfeel and a long, spicy nectarine finish add another layer of interest. PICARDY CHARDONNAY 2009 (Pemberton) $42; 13% a/v ★★★★½

Food match: Blanquette de veau

I pounced on this as soon as it arrived – I really like the way Picardy wines are so full of character. For the wine nerds out there (such as myself), it is made of grapes from Dijon clones 76, 95, 96 and 277. This sure makes it one complex wine. Aromas of stone fruits, spice, melon, butter, nuts and minerals leap from the glass before the wine delivers powerful flavours of white peach, grapefruit, cashews and classy vanilla oak, along with flinty and smoky notes. Don’t get just one bottle of this; it will age gracefully for a few years.

Deck of chards than any other and, looking through my recent tasting notes it is probably the best represented there, too. Chardonnay is making a comeback of sorts, slowly chipping away at the dominance of Kiwi sav blanc as winemakers create more elegant styles. It hasn’t always been like this. In the period of excess through the ’80s and ’90s, winemakers turned the volume up to 11, using excessive new oak to add length and body – a little bit like the oversized shoulder pads of that period. Australia’s latest breed of winemakers has seen the light, and just like the modern popularity of skinny jeans and that other ’80s classic, leggings, the current trend for chardonnay is tight and lean. Chardonnay is increasingly being grown in cooler climates and winemakers are picking chardonnay grapes earlier, resulting in better acid and lower sugar levels and, subsequently, more elegant wines. Long gone are the high-alcohol, oaky monsters. Big players in this elegance movement are a few cooler-climate regions that were originally planted with chardonnay for sparkling wines: Tasmania, Tumbarumba and the Upper Yarra. At a recent tasting of Tasmanian wines, I was surprised at how consistently good the wines, especially chardonnay, were. More and more are making their way to Melbourne restaurants and bottleshops, so keep an eye out for them.

Food match: Nettle soup with scallops This comes from a vineyard that’s been certified organic. It displays melon, nectarine and citrus aromas, with some nutty, earthy characteristics. There’s a lovely texture that goes really well with bright acidity and pure fruit flavours of white peach, Granny Smith apples and citrus. There’s also a nice cashew nuttiness and a good line of minerality before a lingering spicy finish.

I think part of the reason I like chardonnay so much is that it is a pretty plain grape but it has a great ability to show the characteristics of its surroundings. It can produce excellent quality wines in warm and cool climates and leaves a lot of room for the winemaker to assert influence. New oak, old oak, no oak, lees stirring and malolactic fermentation are all ways a winemaker can impart some personality into the wine. Think of it like the old saying about how, over time, a dog comes to reflect its owner – I think the same is true with chardonnay. I won’t name names, of course … \

HUNGERFORD HILL CHARDONNAY 2009 (Tumbarumba) $28 13.5% a/v ★★★★

Food match: Asparagus with hollandaise sauce Tumbarumba is a region that deserves more recognition for its chardonnay, and this wine flies the flag well. It’s got complex aromas of white stone fruits, struck match and melon rind and powerful flavours of nectarine, grapefruit and toast. There’s also a lovely balance, with the fruit complemented by a nice texture and juicy citrus-flavoured acid before a long, mineral finish.

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CHARDONNAY – WHO DOES IT BEST The Burgundy and Chablis regions of France do better chardonnay than anywhere else. In Burgundy, particularly the areas of Mersault and Montrachet, the wines are opulent and can age gracefully, while Chablis produces lean wines with flinty and minerally characteristics. Chardonnay makes up more than 50 per cent of the white-wine grapes grown in Australia. Keep an eye out for chardonnay from the Yarra Valley and the Mornington Peninsula, areas that produce wines of excellent structure and complexity. Margaret River wines combine elegance and power, and Tasmanian chardonnay can be fine-boned, yet opulent.


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in these pages before that I’VE SAID  my favourite white wine is chardonnay. It’s the white I want to open more often

LARK HILL CHARDONNAY 2008 (Canberra) $35; 13% a/v ★★★★½

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INNOCENT BYSTANDER CHARDONNAY 2009 (Yarra Valley) $20; 13% a/v ★★★½ Food match: Caesar salad Innocent Bystander is the second label of the Yarra Valley’s Giant Steps, consistent producers of outstanding chardonnay. This smells like cantaloupe, peach and fig, with a bit of earthiness for added complexity. There’s a nice creamy texture along with powerful nectarine and spice flavours, as well as a clean, mineral finish. It’s a good-value wine for the price, but check the chains for even better deals.




leather jacket has long been a part of the THE female wardrobe, tempting us in its many guises over the decades – from short-cropped styles to

those assertively tough in all their biker glory – while others may have been tempted to buy one with tassels for a true 1970s throwback. Some have been rock’n’roll handled and given rise to the term “rock chick”, while others are far daintier in their message. While leather might be synonymous with cooler months, there’s plenty going around for the spring and summer period to make you change your mind about locking it up for another season. One only needs to look at what international designers offered on the catwalks for spring 2010 to see what all the leathery fuss is about and how it can have trans-seasonal appeal. What’s more, leather doesn’t have to make an outfit look heavier than it needs to, with many designers using the material to create softer-looking jackets, easy-to-wear tops and even leather knits. Céline’s spring message was all about tiny leather shorts that may not be entirely made for walking, as well as sleeveless leather dresses and skirts, while Michael Kors showed us baggy leather pants that said hello to the 1980s all over again. Desmond: (main) This tribal mini gives leather a feminine edge. Céline: (right) This sleeveless leather dress is big right now. Michael Kors: (centre) Channel the ’80s with this leather outfit. Michael Kors: (far right) Baggy leather pants are back. (WIREIMAGE / GETTY IMAGES)

Hermes reignited the ’70s flame, showing us how brown leather could easily be the new black, while Balenciaga was sticking to the basics in a toughened black/bondage look. YSL preferred to say it with a pencil mini in skin-tight leather, while Balmain and Miss Sixty went for tiny leather mini dresses and hot pants. Phillip Lim, of 3.1, made headlines with his butterscotch cropped tank made entirely of leather (there was also the black version) – it was a seasonal must-have in New York in spring and shows how leather needn’t be the heavy-weighted material we assume it to be. Another US designer, Elise Overland (who has made leather outfits for everyone from Slash to Steven Tyler, of Aerosmith fame), cut her collection on feminine leather shades including rosy pinks, khakis and a splash of feisty red. Her cropped turtleneck-style jacket elasticised at the waist makes a perfect match for jeans or a skirt. She launched her label in 2006 and draws inspiration from ’70s athletic wear and ballet pieces to a heavier rock chic. On a local design front, we spotted the brand Desmond and were impressed by Leah Hills’ ability to soften an otherwise sturdy fabric such as leather. Launching the brand in 2009, the young designer uses the highest-quality leather and suedes to handcraft individual pieces. The spring/summer 2010-11 collections are all about being feminine without losing the edge that leather promises. For Desmond, the theme this season is all about channelling a tribal spirit – leather in shades of crème, beige, tan and khaki give an earthy kudos and have plenty in common with bohemia.

Desmond’s crocheted reversible vest is suitable for a hippy free-love moment, while a cropped tie-me-up jacket is elegant without being too dressy. The throwover suede jacket salutes a ’70s vintage in all its folk/country splendour. We like the brand’s idea of stepping back in time while always maintaining a modern relevance. The pieces are easy to dress up or down – showing us that leather needn’t be something you only wear in winter. By the looks of things, it’s here to stay all year round. \




INVISIBLE ZINC UV SILK SHIELD FOUNDATION SPF 30+ ($42, 12g) If there is an iconic Australian beauty brand, Invisible Zinc would be it. It goes from strength to strength, making sunscreen not only essential but desirable. Its new launch is pure genius. The UV Silk Shield Foundation is a two-in-one cream-to-powder foundation stick that is light, seamless and delivers the highest UV reflective barrier while offering all-weather water-resistant coverage. Now you’ve got to like that.


Wearing sunscreen should not even be questioned, and Invisible Zinc is by far the best choice. It contains no chemical SPF ingredients, no parabens, no nano particles, offers very high protection against UVA and UVB and, on top of that, the brand keeps creating innovative products to make wearing sunscreen easy, such as the UV Silk Shield Foundation SPF 30+ – genius. This range is a definite must.

DHAV NAIDU helps you select the brushes you need. simple truth. You need make-up HERE’S A  brushes. Sure, you can get by with fingers and cotton buds, but for a professional makeover at home, brushes are essential. They’ll result in a flawless finish that is unparalleled. You do not need 660 brushes, just three good ones. Start with a large finishing brush for powder, bronzer and blusher, then a dome-shaped eyeshadow brush and, finally, a synthetic brush to apply your foundation and concealer. Brushes vary in price, sometimes greatly. You pay for the type of hair used, how it is put together (ferrule, handle, etc,) the brand name and, in some instances, the patented design of heads. They are investment pieces and should last you a lifetime. THERE ARE THREE PARTS TO A BRUSH – THE HEAD/TUFT, FERRULE AND HANDLE. ●

The head/tuft – look for brushes that are neatly trimmed with no falling or irregular bristles. They should feel luxurious to touch and not prickly in any way; The ferrule – or metal sleeve holding the bristles to the handle. This is the most important part of a brush. The ferrule gives the brush the shape by how it is crimped. It provides support and protects from water wearing down the glue joint. Examine the crimp – the tighter it is, the better the brush; and The handle – should be well balanced and comfortable in your hands. The length of the handle is a personal preference but it should not be too long as it will be cumbersome to control.


The find Once in a while you come across a product that is so simple, yet essential, that you ask yourself why didn’t I think of that. THE BRUSH GUARD ($9 inclusive of postage) is a simply ingenious must-have product. It’s the brainchild of two friends who decided there must be a better way to care for expensive brushes. Lo and behold, they came up with a simple idea of slipping a sturdy yet flexible sock over the brushes. This economical but thoroughly practical product is available only through their website. Watch their video, it explains how the Brush Guard works.


Wash your brushes at least once a fortnight; Hold the brush tightly at the ferrule. This ensures that water does not get into the glue within the ferrule; Apply a little baby shampoo, agitate the hair gently and rinse thoroughly, squeezing out excess water; and Lie the brush flat with the handle resting on a counter and the bristles hanging over the edge. Air-dry overnight.

Yes, you can buy brushes from artist supply shops, but be warned that the handles are longer and they have to be washed thoroughly before the first use. Brushes that come with make-up products are great – for cleaning your computer keyboards. Try it – you will be pleasantly surprised. \


SHU UEMURA ($45-$280) makes the Porsche of brushes. The master make-up artist has passed on the necessity of a good brush to his myriad devotees. There are several categories in the range that suit every budget and task. Personal favourites are Natural 20, 14 and 13 and Synthetic 10, a great concealer brush.



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M.A.C. COSMETICS ($18 - $130) is an industry staple. It is the one brand constantly found backstage at all major international fashion weeks. They listened to the needs of consumers and make-up artists to come up with an extensive range of brushes for every imaginable make-up task. My firm favourites are 134 (an excellent large finishing brush), 224 (the perfect eyeshadow blender), 191 (a square foundation brush) and 194 (a tapered concealer brush).

ECOTOOLS is the most sustainable and environmentally friendly make-up tool you will ever find. The brushes are made from bamboo, recycled aluminum and luxuriously soft Taklon; even the brush roll is made from hemp and cotton. EcoTools is excellent to use, extremely economical ($27.95 for a set of six) and, what’s more, the company has joined with the Planet organisation – an alliance of businesses that donates at least 1 per cent of their annual revenues to environmental organisations worldwide.


For the best budget brush range, take a look at ARTISTE PROFESSIONAL BY MANICARE ($12.95-$23.95.) It is giving the luxury brands a run for their money. Love the just-released coloured, double-ended brushes, too.

KIT COSMETICS TRAVEL BRUSH KIT ($69.95) contains a set of brushes that will help give you a professional finish. Once again, I like the double-ended brushes that are not only economical but great space savers.


If you want flawless, effortless-looking skin, invest in the STILA COSMETICS BRUSH #33 ($69), a great double-ender.


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ess than a decade ago Buenos Aires was a bankrupt, derelict capital where those who managed to salvage some cash from the country’s 2001 economic collapse fled to Europe or America. Today, all the traffic is in the opposite direction as the Argentine capital enjoys a renaissance centred on dynamic design and cuisine and a passion for beauty and life. This city of about 14 million porteños (port-dwellers) has tango, sure. Eva Peron, definitely. And yes, it’s a carnivore’s feast. But Buenos Aires is far more than the sum of its clichés. STAY

Inner-city Palermo is a thriving neighbourhood of cool boutiques, bars and cafés and makes an excellent base for a visit to Buenos Aires. The city’s first boutique hotel, 1555 Malabia House, is a former convent offering comfortably modern accommodation in 15 rooms.

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Near Palermo Hollywood (so-called because it’s home to media and TV companies), an old motor mechanic’s workshop has been reborn as Costa Petit, an elegant four-room hotel decorated beautifully with vintage mementoes. A compact swimming pool now occupies the pit once used for vehicle inspections. www.

In raffish San Telmo, the city’s oldest neighbourhood, the 39-suite Moreno Hotel is in a handsome art-deco building with a wrought-iron lift and four-metre ceilings. The in-house theatre often hosts tango performances. For stays of a week or more, there are hundreds of affordable apartments for rent. The website www. is well-established and reliable, with a huge list of properties searchable by suburb or street. Expect to pay an average $US300 ($A338) a week for one bedroom, $US600 a week for two bedrooms. Palermo Viejo and Recoleta are good neighbourhoods to base yourself, handy to key capital attractions. EAT And dRInK

Carnivores are spoilt for choice in a land where the average Argentine consumes about 70 kilograms of beef a year. Head to the down-at-heel worker’s pub El Obrero (64 Agustín Caffarena Street) for a hefty side-serve of dockside ambience with your steak. At the opposite end of the dining spectrum, Casa Cruz (1658 Uriarte) is the must-do dining experience for those who like to see and be seen. Celebrity chef Germán Martitegui cooks nouveau Argentine cuisine in glamorous surrounds here, while at his other restaurant,


Above left: Crowds flock to Recoleta Cemetery to pay tribute to Eva Peron. Above right: Beef, in all its forms, is a favourite dish throughout Argentina.

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Main: Dreaming of one day representing Argentina, a boy practises his football skills in the street in front of a large mural.

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Bottom: One of the world’s widest avenues, Avenida 9 de Julio.

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Olsen (5870 Gorriti), Scandinavian fare and about 60 varieties of vodka are the order of the day. In the city centre the atmospheric Café Tortoni (829 Avenida de Mayo) has borne witness to Argentina’s volatile history since 1858 and remains a charming spot for coffee (a cortado doble is vaguely similar to a flat white) and croissants, called medialunas here. Palermo is café central: Cluny (4618 El Salvador) does a decent menu of international favourites and makes a fine spot for a long liquid lunch; the popular Sudestada (5602 Guatemala) does Asian-fusion food – expect familiar Thai staples and innovative desserts such as lychee and cashew-nut tart. For a purely theatrical eating experience, Sifones y Dragones (174 Ciudad de la Paz) has 16 seats in a pop-art kitchen, where menus are delivered in sealed envelopes and diners are handed a “conceptual gift” at the end of their meal. The food is conservative by comparison – soy poached salmon, for example, and terrific chocolate cake. Popular cheap street snacks include milanesas (crumbed veal schnitzels), empanadas of every persuasion, and delicious gelato, a welcome antidote to steamy summers. Pizza is also huge in this city of Italian immigrants; one of the most popular pizzerias is Filo (975 San Martin),


in the city centre, where the crusts are thin and DJs spin tunes at weekends. SEE And dO

The recently reopened Teatro Colon is regarded as one of the world’s finest opera houses and offers a grand (but inexpensive) night out in the capital. On the schedule for 2010 are symphonic performances by conductors Daniel Barenboim and Zubin Mehta as well as ballets and operas.

Eva Peron’s remains draw daily hordes of pilgrims to the Recoleta Cemetery (1790 Junín) – just follow the crowds to her flower-strewn tomb, and mind the touts at the entrance. The power and the passion of Argentine football are on display at La Bombonera, home to Boca Juniors. Boca’s supporters are famously rowdy, so book a visit through your hotel with a licensed tour operator who can chaperone you through the sometimes-volatile stadium. Giant hotdogs called superpanchos are the spectators’ snack of choice. Uruguay lies just across the River Plate and a fast two-hour ferry trip will take you to the World Heritage-listed resort city of Colonia del Sacramento, with its evocative historic quarter and orange blossom-scented streets. Buquebus ( operates daily services between the two cities for about $US50 return. \

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STORIES Of ME Singer-songwriter Paul Kelly has written what he calls a “mongrel” memoir. PETER WILMOTH catches up with him to hear how a series of shows turned into the writing of his life story.


t’s Friday afternoon and the rain is falling softly onto The Esplanade in St Kilda, the boulevard that Paul Kelly three decades ago enshrined in our cultural memory in his song From St Kilda to Kings Cross. We are deep inside The Espy Hotel – where daylight allows you to see and smell probably more than you’re meant to. This – and in so many other inner-Melbourne pubs –is where it all started for Paul Kelly. The skinny young man in a black leather jacket hoping to find an audience, is now, of course, a beloved writer and singer, who has done more than anyone to paint our city in words for us, and to say what we haven’t been able to find our own words for. Finally, one of Australia’s greatest storytellers has written the memoir that publishers have been chasing for years. Rather than a conventional autobiography, Kelly has written an “accidental memoir”, which had its genesis in a series of shows at the Spiegeltent in 2004. Over four nights, Kelly performed 100 songs in alphabetical order, and the stories he told between the songs have formed the basis of the book. “I didn’t realise then all the things that would open up,” he says. “What was important for me was it was a new way of performing, for audiences to come along with different expectations from a regular show. It was great to keep the 150-200 in play as working songs, that they weren’t lying, getting cobwebs in the cupboard.” As Kelly kept putting the words down, it became clear that he might have a book on his hands. “From the very first shows I didn’t quite know what I was doing, and it’s been like that every step of the way. “I was imagining a book with a fair bit of text and lovely pictures and all that. I had notes written up for the shows, a script. On tour in America in 2008, I started to write about Adelaide, wrote a couple of pages and thought ‘Well, I’ll keep writing stories and ideas around songs and it might end up being something else’. It wasn’t until I got a substantial way in that I thought ‘This could be a book’. I still didn’t know whether I could maintain the flow or keep the structure. I thought ‘There’s a structure in place, if I follow it, I’ll get there – there’s ‘Z’ up the end.” The result is How to Make Gravy, the A-Z: a mongrel memoir, a carnival of ideas, memories of songs and friends, family, cities, shows, passions, insights into his own and reflections on other artists’ work. Each chapter starts with a song lyric and a story often emanating from that song. It is wonderfully disparate and random. Sometimes topics emerge from nowhere – “My Left Foot” discusses Kelly’s passion for Australian football. “I’ve been playing Australian rules football for 50 years,” he writes. “I’m still working on my left foot, which forever needs improvement. My fingers have been broken a couple of times, so, needing them for work, I haven’t played competitively since 1988. On Sundays and Wednesdays when I’m in Melbourne, I do circle work in the park with a loose coalition of men and a few children … (the) collective has been going for close to 20 years. Not all those who started it are still alive. I hope it’s still going when all the founders are dead.” The flavour of Kelly – his openness and honesty and passion for the detail of life – suffuses the book. Topics change with breakneck speed, into his own song lyrics or even a W.B. Yeats poem. It bears relationship to a traditional memoir only in that through the disjointed

structure, the reader gleans much about the man and his craft and the forces that shaped him. It is the closest we’ve come to an insight into the thoughts and work methods of this great poet. Robert Forster, from the Go-Betweens, wrote in The Monthly that Kelly’s “self-effacement and unease with his past have left the songs to sketch the details, a situation he probably feels comfortable with”. Forster is right. “My rule was if I could think of something to write, I’ll write it; if I don’t, I’ll move onto the next song,” Kelly says. “I certainly wasn’t interested in explaining songs or saying ‘This is what I was doing at the time I wrote that song’. I used each song as a starting point for a piece of writing.” The ideas and stories flowed until Kelly realised he’d written a lot of words. “The surprise and the joy for

“i used each song as a starting point ... i didn’t think it would keep going.”

me was that it didn’t stop. I never thought of myself as a storyteller or raconteur. I didn’t think it would keep going. It sort of surprised me that it kept going. I thought ‘Maybe I’ll get to D or E and I’ll just run out of stuff to say’.”


elly found the alphabetical structure liberating. “Right, Bradman. What’s next: Careless. I knew I had things to say about Careless. I distinctly remember the influences of the Go-Betweens. It gave me the chance to talk about those ’80s Australian bands that were a big influence. Certain things I can remember very vividly.” The episodic structure liberated Kelly from the requirements of a traditional autobiography. “I never at any stage thought ‘This is an autobiography, I need to remember everything and I need to include everything’. I’m not trying to be comprehensive here. I don’t have a good memory, anyway. The reason I write is I don’t have a good memory. That’s one of the impulses behind my writing. (So) I can’t go back 25 years and remember things very well.” How To Make Gravy – the title is taken from a much-loved Kelly song about a man calling his family from jail a few days before Christmas Day – is about

“memories, storytelling, influences, being playful” Kelly says. He’s slightly amazed at the sheer amount of pages he’s produced and marvels at novelists. “How do they do it? How do people write books? It’s an astounding achievement.” The book progressed slowly as Kelly became open to stories rising out of his songs. “I thought ‘Can I write about this in an interesting way? Can I write about something I don’t really understand myself and still make it interesting to others’?” He writes about many people in his life, including three late musician friends – guitarist Steve Connolly, Paul Hewson, the keyboard player in Dragon who wrote most of that band’s hits, and Grant McLennan, of the Go-Betweens, who had all been influential. As ever with Kelly’s writing, the power of the book is in the writer’s eye for detail, nuance, perception and a bittersweet and often dark humor, and in his capacity to relate shared truths and experiences. Kelly’s stories have always rung true. He’s one of us. In the book there’s a moving story about the day he told his mother that he and his siblings believed it was time she stopped driving, after she’d started to drive erratically. Lots of us have had this moment. “There was a sharp intake of breath at her end of the line,” Kelly writes. “Three days later, one of the strapping grandchildren came and took the yellow Pulsar away.” In writing about his beautifully moody song Winter Coat, Kelly conjures the man he’s wished had sung it – Frank Sinatra – and writes of his own sense of loss stemming from knowing Sinatra will never sing that song. And in the passage’s claustrophobic ache, Kelly demonstrates what a fine prose writer he is. “Loss’s sphere grows wider now, and included in it is all possibility. You reflect on all you’ve missed – how much of your life you’ve forgotten, how much has streamed by you, how paltry the haul in your little net. There are the books you haven’t read, the ones you’ve read but don’t recall, the history you don’t know, the languages you haven’t learnt, the songs you haven’t written, the things you wished you’d asked your parents, the hugeness of the world, the tiny fraction of it you’ve gleaned, its sadness and suffering and deterioration, the friendships you didn’t have with people you admired, that beautiful stranger you saw in the street who you’ll never know.” Kelly playfully intersperses a series of lists through the book (“Reasons to wear black: Roy Orbison; Johnny Cash; according to Pablo Neruda, it’s the garb for poets, suits brown eyes, looks particularly good with a gold guitar. Or good smells: Bakeries at dawn; onions frying; stolen lemons; old books; a new Sherrin; children after a bath; coffee in the morning; her neck”). Kelly put songwriting on hold while he worked on the book. Asking him about the art of songwriting, he says: “I don’t know any more because I haven’t written a song for 2½ years. I feel completely unauthorised to talk about songwriting at the moment. I’ve written three songs in that time, and they’ve been co-writes and all been driven by the other co-writer.”

People might imagine songs just arriving to him, but that’s not how it works. “I wish. It hasn’t for me. Maybe there won’t be any more songs.” Is that a fear? “Not any more. I’ve got a book. Three years ago, if I hadn’t written a song for 2½ years, I would have thought I would be worried – or just being antsy. Useless. But writing this book was daily labour and it seemed to just flick a switch, so while I was doing that I didn’t have the other thing going on. They are different skills. One took over the other. I don’t know whether the other will come back. I don’t know whether the switch will flick back. I’ll find something to do. Play with the grandkids.” In the book, he writes about where his songs come from: “Mostly I just scratch along, following a random scent here, poking my nose in there, lose interest after a while, then wander off to have a little lie down in the shade and think about what food will be in my bowl later that day. Somehow the songs turn up, one by one. Or so far they have. I never know where the next one’s coming from. There may never be a next one … I wake up every day and hope there’s still one more tune ambling towards me down the road.”


Something to hang his hat on: Paul Kelly’s stories rise out of his songs in his new book How to Make Gravy. (JuleS Tahan)

elly on the creative process is a fascinating insight into an artist’s way of working. “ … the real juice is fleeting, whether it’s the great oceanic feeling on stage and in rehearsal, or the tingling rush taking you over as the song or the start of a song falls out,” he writes. “It means that a lot of the time a songwriter like me feels useless, which creates a constant, free-floating anxiety, occasionally relieved by finishing a song.” For Kelly, it’s work, and he wants to demystify it. In this quest, he found inspiration in Gabriel Weston’s Direct Red: A Surgeon’s View of Her Life-or-Death Profession, a gory collection of descriptions of her work in a British hospital. “It was an insight into her work … it’s quite specialised being a surgeon, and in some ways playing music is, too. If I can write about what work’s like … with pop music, people glamourise it, there’s an air of mystery about it all.” Kelly has been playing music in the past two years while he wrote the book, but rather than work on his own album, he chose to do some collaborations, including a duet with Sydney singer Angus Stone on the Neil Finn classic Four Seasons in One Day, which he and Stone have recorded for an album featuring men singing Finn brothers’ songs and called He Will Have His Way (the record featuring women singing Finn songs was a big hit in 2005). After growing up in Adelaide, Kelly has spent most of his life in Melbourne, the city that has animated so much of his work – from the MCG to the Nylex clock to the Fitzroy Gardens. “It’s where my children have grown up. I’ve been here so long now it’s where my roots are. It’s my place. I’ve lived here longer than anywhere. I left Adelaide when I was 17. Lived in Sydney for six years. Melbourne’s my home town. And apart from my personal circumstances, it is a great city.” Kelly sips his tea in the belly of this iconic pub. Anyone who’s anyone in Australian music has played here. For years it has been the heart of Melbourne’s rock world. It’s tempting to make up your own list about favourite Kelly songs and lyrics – mine has Winter Coat and How to Make Gravy right at the top – but probably better to end with a list of his – “Things you can’t buy: good weather; good parents; true friends; green lights all the way from St Kilda Junction to Clifton Hill; a good night’s sleep; eight goals by Jeff Farmer in one half of footy; sex with laughter; sex with tears.” \

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elbourne is revered the world over as a hub for contemporary jewellery, harbouring a strong and diverse community. Yuko Fujita is one of the names emerging as fresh new talent in our city with the release of her current collection. Fujita’s most recent work is a collection crafted from found wooden objects such as rolling pins, coathangers and clogs into amazing pieces on a surprising scale. The juxtaposition of her distinctive metal work with natural materials such as wood, cotton and silk gives new life to the object’s discarded past. Fujita began her career with a degree in Japanese literature in Tokyo then travelled to Australia to study jewellery. When asked why the change from crafting words, Fujita says, “I found jewellery quite similar to literature in the respect that I went from using words to tell a story to using materials and visual language instead. “I am attracted to natural materials such as wood, silk, wool and leather. I see individual, unique character and warmth in those materials. They become more attractive to me when they are dented, stained and wonky because it gives me a feeling of their life and history.”

MESSAGE Brooch. An unknown plant holding seeds to pass on their life to the next generation. (bowl, hanger, onyx, 18ct yellow gold, silver) $1250.






Necklace. A plant (bulb) and it’s surroundings, air and water (maracas, spoon handle, 18ct yellow gold, silver) $1750.


Necklace. An undiscovered creature comes out only with moonlight (left). (bookend, spoon handle, silver) $990.

Necklace. A plant in the deep forest waiting for the coming of spring. (coathangers, silver) $1500.


This philosophy of reusing and respecting the life of our useless objects was explored in Fujita’s most recent exhibition, KODAMA (return to me). “The title Kodama has double meaning in Japanese. One means “tree spirits” and the other meaning is “echo” (sound reflection). “My process for the work in KODAMA was like communicating with these existing materials and hearing their own echo. I see the objects and they respond to me through their shape, colour and texture to bring form to each item.” But for a woman well versed in gold and silversmithing, learning the technical aspects of woodworking was a challenge. “Most of the wooden items were crafted in the wood club I joined, the Mount Waverley Wood Workers Inc. The workshop is full of skilled and enthusiastic woodworkers of all ages. They were very helpful and have much knowledge to pass on.” \


» Fuijta’s current KODAMA collection is on display at e.g.etal, 167 Flinders Lane, Melbourne.

CAVE PAINT Brooch. Imaginary floral image of cave paint of the last Stone Age, the same era as the Lascaux cave paint in France, estimated to be 17,000 years old. (rolling pin, spoon handle, silver) $950.

ATE A prepackaged egg and lettuce sandwich from the service station.

iPOD My iTunes toolbar assures me it would take 16 days to get through all the music.


COOKED Weet-Bix, garnished with banana

LOVE SONG A Whole New World from the Disney


and seasoned with milk.

DRANK Some sort of horrid vodka shot that I was cajoled into drinking by somebody I was trying to impress. BOOK I recommend Denise Scott’s All That

Happened at Number 26 – funny, personal and some great comedy advice along the way.

A WEEK IN THE LIFE \ EAR WORM The Lark Ascending by Ralph SAMMY J, COMEDIAN Vaughan Williams. It’s damned catchy.

movie Aladdin. We sang this at our wedding, minus the magic carpet.

BEST TRAIT I can spot a killer in a crowd. WORST TRAIT I haven’t showered for months. BOUGHT An auxiliary cable to connect audio to my car. Don’t look bored. You asked the question. NEXT DESTINATION

I plan to visit my sister in Ballarat.

Bob Dylan. He is dead, isn’t he?

iPhone – not necessarily in that order.


“Oh my gosh! Is that Sammy J? Is he stealing clothes from the charity bin?” \ JANE ROCCA » Sammy J is performing at the Melbourne Fringe Festival from September 24 to October 9. Tickets through 9660 9666 or

RevIew\ yes we can-can


& HIjInKs Do Australian dancers have what it takes to make it on the famous Moulin Rouge stage in Paris? GeoRGiA Wilkins finds out.


f you want to be a part of one of the longest-running stage shows in history, you’ll need more than just a pretty face. Or so says Janet Pharaoh (that’s Miss Janet to you) – and she would know. She’s been touring the world as she does every two years, looking for outstanding dancers to fill spaces in the more than 100-year-old show sensation, Moulin Rouge. “I would hesitate to call what some of them do dancing,” says Miss Janet cheekily of the more than 200 Australians who lined up earlier this year, dressed, no doubt, in feather boas and high heels, in the hope of becoming a part of the famous Paris attraction. “A lot of them haven’t been to dance school since they were five years old!” Joking aside, Miss Janet says she was overwhelmed at the turnout for the Australian auditions. She loves coming to Australia to hunt for budding talent that she’ll take with her to France. She says Australia’s plethora of high-standard dance schools means the country is an exceptional breeding ground for skilled performers. And some of them have even got the pretty face to boot. “Australia has an enormous amount of dance schools, all of a very high standard, and the girls are all very athletic,” says Miss Janet. One Melbourne girl – Jadinda, 19 – had everything it took to woo Miss Janet and her small posse of judges, and she’ll be heading to Paris next year to become part of the cast. She will be joining fellow Aussies Jolene, 29, one of the three “meneuses” or lead dancers, and Amanda, 23, a soloist dancer. Also hailing from Melbourne are Moulin Rouge resident dancers Brianna, 23, Elise, 21 and Shannon, 24. The physical demands of the show – a four-part spectacle with acrobatic fixtures, circus acts, a hip-hop-jazz chorus and, of course, the famous can-can – are enough to intimidate any up-and-coming dancer. And that’s before you take into consideration the toplessness, high-kicks and high-heeled shoes. “There are many different kinds of dancing in the show, so the people we recruit have to be all-round talent,” says Miss Janet. All-round talent is one way of putting it. The can-can, which originated in the early 1800s in the working-class ballrooms of Montparnasse in Paris,

Above: Can-can do, centre stage at the moulin rouge. left: Anything but a run-of-the-mill landmark. (imAges Courtesy moulin rouge)

“We Would’ve liked to see more boys, but everyone Would like to see more boys.”

is an elaborate music-hall dance where girls lift their skirts and kick high in unison. It has been a part of the world-famous cabaret show since the club was established by Joseph Oller in the red-light district of Pigalle in 1889. “The girls must be supple and limber, but to do the can-can they must also have strength and stamina,” says Miss Janet. “You can’t learn the can-can in five minutes.” Just as well, then, that newcomers such as Jadinda have three-and-a-half to four weeks to practise the manoeuvre before being expected to walk out onto the Paris stage. And if this still doesn’t sound like enough, they should take comfort from the fact that the first women to perform the provocative dance were failed ballerinas. Although women take pride of place on the Moulin Rouge stage, male dancers also play a big part, and Miss Janet and her crew were scouting for potentials during their time Down Under.

“We would’ve liked to see more boys, but everyone would like to see more boys,” says Miss Janet, who estimated that only 2 per cent of the dancers auditioning in Melbourne and Sydney were men. “Unfortunately, people send their daughters to ballet and their sons to football. But I think attitudes like this are slowly changing.” Miss Janet has been coming to Australia in search of Moulin Rouge talent since 1998. Although she also scouts in Britain, Scandinavia and sometimes the United States and Canada, she says Australia is the pick of the bunch for “tall, healthy, gorgeous girls”. One advantage Australia has, says Miss Janet, is the large number of dance-related shows playing on Australian television (So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing with the Stars, Australia’s Got Talent, to name a few), bringing the art into people’s living rooms almost daily. According to tradition, the Moulin Rouge stage show reinvents itself every 10-12 years with a new review. The current review – called Feerie, meaning enchanted – is drawing to a close, and the build-up to the next review has begun. However, the recent purchase of the land on which the club, with its symbolic red windmill, was built has meant the owners may be lacking funds for the changeover. “The stage production recently acquired the land (rights) to the building after the original owners – a wealthy family who owned a lot of Montmartre – decided they wanted to sell it to them,” says Miss Janet. Though the acquisition has meant the building is safe from being redeveloped – at least for now – the expenditure is expected to delay the next review considerably. “It’s a big question, when the next review will start. The music is ready, the costumes are starting to be made, but money is still a problem.” But, for now, the show must go on. \


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So you think you can dance “The current review at Moulin Rouge, Feerie, comprises four main scenes with 69 songs. The multiple acts are performed by 100 artists, including Doriss girls (similar to Las Vegas showgirls), dancers, acrobats, magicians and clowns. Each revue at Moulin Rouge runs 10-12 years and costs 7 to 9 million euros. Feerie was launched in December 1999. A new show has been under preparation for a long time and is almost ready. Scripts, songs and costumes have been prepared, and the music has been recorded in a studio. The club is expected to close for about five weeks from November 15 to revamp the stage and sets. Reopening is scheduled for just before Christmas. Tradition demands that the name of each review begin with “F,” but the new name is still a carefully guarded secret.”

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Take it as red: A can-can dancer shows her stocking trade. (PETE TuRNER / GETTy iMAGES)

Review\ undeR the RadaR


FiLM the tRee \ Rated M, OPens sePteMbeR 30 On LiMited ReLease This Australian-French collaboration from Bertucelli appears interested in the uneasy director Julie Bertucelli is pretty to look at, if balance between holding on and letting go, but rarely entertaining. Based on a novel by Judy leaves us uncertain whether Simone’s actions in Pascoe, the film is a slow-moving protecting the tree deserve applause or portrait of mourning, in which a a slap. The denouement, when it finally family’s grief at the sudden loss of arrives, may be spectacular, but owes their much-loved dad literally takes everything to an act of nature and tiCKets root and threatens to bring their nothing to character growth. home crashing down. The young cast are mostly see Page 3 After seeing her dad crash his car impressive, but shackled by a script into the large fig outside her country that takes to exposition with the home, Simone (Morgana Davies) becomes bluntest of instruments, resulting in a convinced his spirit has been transferred to household of shrunken therapists with an the tree and is ready to do whatever she can to unlikely knack for emotional eloquence. protect him from mum’s new boyfriend and his As a short film, this would have been a sweet, chainsaw. faintly cloying tale of dealing with loss. At 100 In the end, it doesn’t matter whether we minutes, it only feels drawn out, Bertucelli believe dad is made of wood, but it’s to the failing to make the most of her time to explore film’s detriment that it remains agnostic. the characters in more detail.


MusiC ROyKsOPP \ seniOR (eMi) More famous for their remixes than their own work, Norwegian electro duo Royksopp are in a dark space for their fourth album. Whereas last year’s Junior was a poppy romp, its older brother sprawls across lengthy – and sometimes gloomy – instrumental pieces. There’s a serene beauty to much

of the record, notably on Senior Living, which teeters towards a Hawaiian idyll to cool its feet, and the jangly guitars and spaced-out synths of Forsaken Cowboy. Elsewhere, there’s the rising tension of The Fear and The Drug, the latter building on classic house chords to lead us into a slo-mo, nervy re-enactment of a long closed-down rave. In these wordless spaces, it seems, gather ghostly memories of youth, as if the duo are suddenly feeling their age after too many late-night parties. Fans of Royksopp’s more upbeat work might find little to dance to here, but the loss of vocals doesn’t mean a complete absence of tunes or memorable hooks. Instead, Senior is a grand and graceful album that balances a new focus on moodiness against a keen knack for melody.

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TV THE BIG C \ GEM, WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 29, 9.30PM WAREHOUSE 13 \ 7MATE, THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 30, 8.30PM The battle of the networks becomes a battle of the sexes this week as Nine and Seven launch new free-to-air digital networks aimed at either side of the couch. The sparkly and feminine GEM will be in direct contest with 7mate (although, given the unrestrained blokeiness of the promos, 7maaaaaaate seems more appropriate), pitting such girlish fare as Friends, The F Word and The Secret Diary of a Call Girl against The A-Team, Fifth Gear and Mega Disasters. Viewers, choose your pigeon hole. The big hitter for GEM this week will be The Big C, fresh from its debut in the States. Featuring Laura Linney in her first major TV series, it’s a black comedy-drama in which Linney’s reserved school teacher Cathy discovers she has end-stage melanoma. Thankfully, the series’ success doesn’t wholly depend on how funny you find cancer, quickly serving up a cast of memorably comic characters and following in a line of American series, such as Six Feet Under, that thrive in the unlikeliest of places. In fact, the series has an almost jaunty tone as Cathy, armed with an expiry date, sets about living life the way she always intended to. And what about us blokes? Sadly, there’s little in the way of cutting-edge or even anything vaguely sharp. What we do get is the debut of Warehouse 13, a so-bad-it’s-strangely-compelling US sci-fi series that ticks off every cliché in the book. There’s our no-nonsense, high-flying lady FBI agent Myka, the sort who demurely slips off her stilettos when she needs to kung fu-kick enemy arse. Our male hero, Pete, predictably has a gift for dull-headed instinct and the occasional endearing gurn. All that’s missing is an eccentric professorial type (he isn’t missing for long), a warehouse full of mysterious objects and a quirky small-town setting. The stage is now set for a series of adventures that are part X-Files, part Buffy and part Men in Black. It’s all entertaining and engaging enough, without taxing those precious male brain cells. Lovers of more cerebral nerdery may be happier with Caprica, the Battlestar Galactica prequel that debuts immediately afterwards. But brains are, like, for girls, yeah?


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EVENT LIVE AT THE STUDIO: WELCOME TO DEADWOOD \ ACMI, THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 30, 7PM, FULL $14, CONCESSION $11 If there is a recent television phenomenon that needs a little decoding, it’s the marvellous, if impenetrable, Deadwood (currently showing Tuesday nights on ABC2). A brutal, strangely lyrical take on life in the very Wild West, the show has an almost Shakespearean quality, in that characters rarely say what they mean, but instead talk around the subject in language as poetic as it is obscene. Tonight’s panel from La Trobe University Cinema Studies promise to make things a little clearer as they guide us into the town’s murky, lawless world. \


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Protecting your greatest asset now more women in the There are workforce than ever, and we all know that serious illness or trauma does not

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discriminate between the sexes, yet women are generally underinsured when it comes to protecting their personal and financial well-being. We insure cars, house and contents and travel without much thought, and while many of us may have private health insurance, our personal insurances are lacking. Whether you are a working mother, a stay-at-home mum, a single or married businesswoman or working part-time, protecting yourself, your financial well-being and ultimately your family is vital. Three personal insurances that women should consider are trauma insurance, income-protection insurance and life insurance. According to the Breast Cancer Australia website (, one in 11 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer before the age of 75. By 2015 that figure is estimated to be more than 15,000 women. A scary statistic. According to BT Insurance,

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one in three women on their trauma-insured book have made claims for breast cancer. Trauma insurance (or critical-illness insurance) is not intended to replace private health insurance but is designed to assist financially if you experience trauma because of serious injury or critical illness. It is usually paid in lump sum. In Australia, heart attack, stroke and cancer are the major causes of trauma-insurance claims. However, the medical conditions and illnesses covered by life-insurance companies vary, so it is important to read and understand the definition of each condition as defined in the policy before choosing a particular trauma cover. Income-protection insurance, also known as disability income insurance, pays a fixed monthly amount if you are unable to work because of illness or injury. These payments are designed to cover household expenses and meet debt repayments such as a mortgage. The payments are usually up to 75 per cent of your current income. The conditions under which payments are made, the length of time payments are made (the benefit period) and the waiting period before payments begin can vary from policy to policy, so once again it is important to scrutinise different policies carefully. Life insurance, or term life insurance, as it is known, pays a lump sum to your nominated beneficiary if you die. The term refers to the number of years in which you are covered i.e. a 50-year term life-insurance policy would pay out only if you die within the 50-year period. These days you can find a term life-insurance policy that also includes a terminal illness benefit for payment

of part of the death benefit on the diagnosis of a terminal illness. Personal insurance (life and total permanent disability insurance) is also offered through superannuation policies. Premiums are often lower because of the negotiating power many superannuation funds have with insurance companies. By contributing to your super through salary sacrifice, your personal insurance premium is paid from pre-tax income, which can also provide cost savings and assist with cash flow. But there are some disadvantages relying on personal insurance provided through your superannuation. It might take longer to make a claim, important if you need funds urgently for medical or financial costs. A policy through your superannuation might also not give you the right level of cover to meet your costs. With all insurance cover, it is important to obtain expert advice to ensure proper product choice and appropriate benefit levels for your specific circumstances. Shop around as you would for car, health and home insurance. There are many suppliers of personal insurance products in the market but ensure that you know exactly what you are paying for. Don’t compromise by just taking a cheaper alternative. Insurance should be reviewed annually and also when there are major changes in your life, such as having children or increasing or taking on financial commitments such as a mortgage. \

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Pakistan floods.

Vulnerable children urgently need your help. Approximately 18 million people - equivalent to almost the whole population of Australia - have been affected by Pakistan’s worst floods in living memory. The situation is far worse than first thought. According to the UN at least 8 million children have been seriously affected. Humanitarian operations are underway and aid is being delivered, but relief needs to be scaled up. UNICEF is appealing for US$141 million.

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Clean drinking water and sanitation are urgently needed to stop diseases such as dysentery and cholera spreading. UNICEF is on the ground providing food, clean water, medicine and supplies. You can help us reach more vulnerable children and their families.

Please donate now at or call 1300 884 233. If the funds raised exceed UNICEF’s funding requirement for the Pakistan flood the money will go to UNICEF’s general emergency fund.


Life through the lens Selby is a 21st-century communications TODD success story. Anyone looking to start a business, a brand, a publishing company or a

social-media network should immerse themselves in Selbyland, the Coolest Kingdom of them All. They should learn more about this 33-year-old photojournalist, artist and editor, ponder his product, then ask themselves: how does Selby’s website www. receive about 35,000 visitors each day? And why did the first US print run of 12,000 copies of his new book, The Selby Is In Your Place, sell out within its first month? (The book is now in its third printing). As a bookseller who has watched The Selby fly out her own shop door, my feeling is this: through his website and his new book, New York-based Selby delivers us new friends, new private lives and new interiors. He

satisfies our basic human desire to peek at other people’s stuff but doesn’t make us feel grubby. On the contrary, Selby’s targets are such admirers of his work that they excitedly invite us (well, him) into their homes so he can photograph them in their relaxed state. Selby’s images and extended captions are then presented like a mate’s photo album. The handwritten questionnaires he presents his subjects are also quirky and personal. This book is celebrity culture presented as high art. And it’s a winning formula. Still confused as to what this book’s about? First step: log on to Selby’s website. Then read very carefully this extract from writer and blogger Lesley Arfin’s introduction to Selby’s book: “There’s this thing we New Yorkers do when we walk down the street,’’ writes Arfin. “We look in the windows of other people’s apartments. We don’t do it in a creepy, stalker way. It’s nothing like that at all. We do it more in a curious, maybe even competitive way.’’ Arfin stresses that Todd Selby is not competitive but “does it with a smile and a warm hug ... While envy and competition keep someone like me tuned in to The Selby, fascinated with how the rest of the world enjoys their totally awesome lives (because everyone’s place is totally better than mine, duh), Todd seems to have approached the project from a different place. A place of curiosity and celebration and (sigh) fine, I guess, even love, too.’’ The Selby Is In Your Place documents Selby’s photographic sessions and interviews/observations with more than 40 artistic singles, couples and families around the world. Subjects include Sydney fashion designer and DJ Dangerous Dan, Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld, French art critic and editor Olivier Zahm, American designer Jonathan Adler, Sydney surfer and artist Ozzie Wright and his wife Mylee and baby Rocky River, New York artist Meryl Smith, Parisian model and actress Lou Doillon, and fashion designer Andre Walker. Their bedrooms, their workspaces, their bathrooms, their shoe collections, their cats, their overgrown backyards, their World War II souvenir gas mask – so many private possessions and spaces are made available to the invading Selby. But wait – he’s not the paparazzi, he’s their their friend. And yours! Remember?

FREEDOM by Jonathan Franzen $32.99 (HarperCollins)


The New York Times recently described Jonathan Franzen’s new novel as “a masterpiece of American fiction”. Like his previous bestseller, The Corrections, it has the potential to become one of the most powerful narratives of its age. Written in the months that followed the election of Barack Obama, Freedom tells of Minneapolis couple Patty and Walter Berglund, who are stuck in a zone of non-communication and inner anger and turmoil. As the Bush years post-September 11, 2001, tick over, cracks emerge in the Berglund family fabric; how Patty and Walter and their two children respond to America’s new conservatism is dark and, at times, deeply disturbing.

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Along with Stieg Larsson, Dan Brown and Stephenie Meyer, Tatiana de Rosnay was named in Europe’s 2009 top-10 list of fiction writers. Unsurprised fans will be delighted to hear that de Rosnay has an absorbing new family drama on the shelves. It starts in a Paris hospital, where Antoine Rey awaits news of his sister Melanie, whose car crashed while she was talking to Antoine on her mobile phone. “Antoine, there’s something I need to say. I’ve kept it back all day,” were her last words. Some disturbing event from their childhood prompted Melanie’s call, and as the memories return, a modern family is shaken to its core.



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Don’t dismiss this book. It is the perfect gift for yourself, for a young friend’s 21st birthday, for your kid, your boss, or for your 79-year-old mother who still doesn’t quite get the whole Facebook-Twitter website social-connection phenomenon. Upon reading it she, like you, will wish that one day Selby might knock on her door. As The New York Times’ T magazine’s editor Sally Singer says: “Todd Selby is the coolest and cleverest social historian of material culture one could hope for. To have one’s life meet his lens is an honour.’’ \


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When British journalist Jonathan Watts was a small boy he was told that if everyone in China jumped at the same time, the world would shake. When Watts moved to Beijing in 2003 he reconnected with this childhood fascination about a vast and heavily populated country. This time, however, it was not the jumping idea but China’s pollution and industrial progress that concerned him. What effect is this having on the planet, and do the country’s political leaders have the courage and smarts to make significant changes on climate change and environmental policies? A must-read for anyone interested in China, the environment and global-warming policy.


This is a book about how it happened,” writes the ever-charming Bill Bryson in the introduction to his new book for younger readers. “In particular, how we went from there being nothing at all to there being something.” Bryson takes us on a scientific journey through the great happenings – either natural or triggered by man’s discoveries – that contributed to our existence. The Big Bang, the miracle of human life, the quest to learn more about the universe, measuring the Earth, what causes earthquakes, lightning, wind and floods, how oceans were formed – Bryson’s canvas is huge but his explanations are accessible and entertaining. If you buy your favourite child only one book for Christmas, it should be this one.

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SIZE? YES, IT DOES MATTER MISCHA MERZ sets her sights on masses of muscles and discovers the benefits and burdens of bodybuilding.

latissimus dorsi and pectoralis major. But now they’re part of everyday gym talk. These days, the lat pull-down and the pec deck are familiar pieces of gym equipment to most people who use weight machines. But it wasn’t until the 1940s and the rise of Charles Atlas that bodybuilding became popular among more than just a select group of men obsessed with their physiques. Now those little words have spread and the sport’s principles are the foundation stones of most gyms and even a lot of training programs for athletes. Weight machines, barbells and dumbbells complement the treadmills and the stationary bikes so that gym-goers can tackle their fitness from every angle, building muscle strength and tone as well as cardiovascular conditioning. And we probably have Californian “governator” Arnold Schwarzenegger to thank for that. The Austrian-born Republican starred in the 1977 cult documentary about the Mr Olympia competition Pumping Iron, and was the first of the really big bodybuilders such as Lou Ferrigno (The Incredible Hulk) and Ronnie Coleman, who became known as “mass monsters”. From then on, size really mattered and the use of steroids in bodybuilding became more prevalent. And it’s true that to gain, there must be pain. Building muscle size works by tearing the muscle and as the micro-tears heal, the muscle grows, creating what is known clinically as hypertrophy. In order to enhance size, some people take anabolic steroids but side effects can cause acne, male pattern baldness, liver damage and abnormally large mammary glands (or gynecomastia) in men. For those unwilling to risk such deformities, there is a “natural” bodybuilding competition that prohibits steroids and other performance enhancers. In bodybuilding shows, amateur and professional, competitors are judged on appearances and while this usually means size, it also includes proportion, symmetry and definition. Entrants pose after they have stripped away most of their body fat through dieting and dehydration, in order to best display the details of their flexed muscles. But they are not required to perform any skill-based feat. According to exercise physiologist Dr Peter Cayley, the major downside to bodybuilding, aside from the use of steroids, is muscle imbalance and poor posture, which can lead to injuries. Bodybuilders also tend to overwork slow-twitch fibres at the expense of fast-twitch explosive fibres, shortening muscles and reducing the range of motion of their joints, which, in turn, reduces


the amount of power they can generate. Bodybuilders are strong, but not very functionally powerful. They can benchpress more than 100 kilograms but they won’t be much use sprinting for a bus. “It’s not designed for function,” says Dr Cayley. “It’s designed for appearances. Body builders are not strong, say, compared to a power lifter. They don’t work to be strong, they work to be big. I’d say it’s better than doing nothing at all because they are doing some exercise and it gets young boys into the gym. With women, it’s important for them to do weight-bearing exercise for their bone health. Osteoporosis can be offset by weight-bearing exercise. But a lot of women are frightened of getting muscly.” And while women bodybuilders such as Australian-born Ms Olympia Bev Francis were big in the 1980s – along with their hair – these days women tend to prefer to compete in the fitness and figure categories that don’t emphasise size so much as shape. And women such as Madonna, with her lean, muscled body, have helped increase the role of the dumb-bell in women’s lives. But in reality, the weights women lift are often too small, only 2-5 kilograms. On the plus side, strength training can help reduce overall body size by increasing the resting metabolic rate and burning fat more efficiently. Weight training also helps sleep and has been proven to combat depression.



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It elevates mood, reduces blood pressure, improves posture as well as strengthening muscles and bones. So women should really hit the weights, particularly as they get older, and they should lift as much as they can. Australian bodybuilding guru Tony Doherty, who operates three 24-hour gyms in Brunswick, Dandenong and the CBD and who has been promoting bodybuilding shows since 1988, says that the bigger women had become a “sideshow” and these days women didn’t aim to look so masculine.

“The ones who took it too far really put a lot of people off,” he says. According to Doherty, you don’t need to train more than two hours a day to stay in shape and he still does five days a week, as does his wife Amanda, a former Miss Fitness Australia. “It’s so much a way of life; more than any other sport,” he says. “If you’re a competitive bodybuilder there’s no day off, you have to eat clean and train every day; no alcohol, no junk food, no bread.” Personal trainer Simonne Michelle-Wells, 36, competed in the amateur International Natural Bodybuilding Association (INBA) figure and fitness categories in Perth in 2003 and won. But she says she’s had problems with her body image ever since. “I really loved that look. I wanted to look like that all the time. It was totally fun, once I got over the horror of the diet. I was getting up at 4am to run for an hour before work and I’d train at lunchtime and again at night,” she says. This was all so she would be ready to compete within 12 weeks. “I had to go crazy to get the body fat down,” she says. “But I thought I looked slim and fantastic and totally gorgeous. It really affected me afterwards. I began to suffer from body dysmorphia because you tend to put on weight pretty quickly when you stop.” Michelle-Wells dropped down to 48 kilograms for the competition, for which she says she was so dehydrated she couldn’t smile without greasing her lips with Vaseline. And even though she is now only 10 kilos heavier she frets that she is too fat. “Thinking about it now, it was an insane thing to do,” says Michelle-Wells about her months of pumping heavy iron. “There’s nothing in it at the end but a plastic trophy.” Weight or resistance training, without dieting and drugs, is generally considered to a healthy part of an overall fitness program. And Doherty says that bodybuilding is responsible for those benefits. “Whether you compete or not,” says Doherty, “it’s a wonderful sport. It makes you feel good about yourself, and although some people take that too far, if you like the person you see in the mirror that can be a great benefit, and everyone needs some discipline in their lives.” \

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Living the marine life GeorGe IerodIaconou explores the mysterious lives of seahorses. be an animal, what ifIf youyou coulD would you be? chose a seahorse and you are a man, you might

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want to think twice. The seahorse is a male’s worst nightmare, with the sexual roles reversed, meaning you give birth to the babies. Seahorses can proudly boast being the only male in the animal kingdom to give birth to their young. Apart from birthing and raising duties, seahorses are known for being horny yet monogamous creatures. Seahorses mate during the full moon. They normally go through a series of courtship rituals that lasts several days. The courtship ritual involves such things as colour changes and synchronised swimming.

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For East Melbourne’s Sheree Marris, an aquatic scientist and self-professed love child of David Attenborough and Ariel, the Little Mermaid, the seahorse is her pin-up man and features in her book KamaSEAtra : Secrets of Sex in the Sea – an exposé of the raunchy sex lives of sea creatures. The book is a hilarious account of how to attract the opposite sex to getting it on, and the tools and tricks sea animals use in the process. “The seahorse looks as though they have been pieced together from a range of animals, with the head of a horse, snout of an echidna, pouch of a kangaroo, tail of a monkey, armour-plated body like a stegosaurus,” Marris says. The life of a seahorse in Port Phillip Bay is a simple one and involves hanging around piers, eating shrimp and watching out for penguins and cormorants who like to snack on them, she says. “If you take the plunge at any pier in Melbourne, you can see two types of seahorses which are common to Port Phillip Bay – the pot-bellied and short-headed seahorse. All you need is a pair of swimming goggles or mask and snorkel.” Marris is passionate about the preservation of Victoria’s seahorses and other little creatures. She grew up on the Mornington Peninsula and has always been on a mission to engage people with the environment to make it fun and entertaining. Marris is working on a campaign to promote Port Phillip Bay’s marine life, which will be rolled out in 2011. “You don’t need to go up north to the Great Barrier Reef to see colour and diversity – it is all here on our front doorstep, a fact few people know, and the problem is you can’t get people to care about the bay and what is in it if they don’t know these things exist,” she said. Marris has her own environmental consulting business. For more information on her work, jump onto her website, \

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A passionate artist with a sunny outlook enhances our world through her drawings and the objects she creates, writes Judith hughes.

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here is nothing that Wilhelmina Pearl and her little sister Ada Clementine enjoy more than escaping into their own secret garden. It is a magical place where curious creatures greet them at every turn, where hosts of birds and angels hide among the exotic plants, a place where the imagination can run wild. Such a garden does exist. In Elsternwick. The little girls’ mother is Madeleine Stamer, a teacher and illustrator whose work is naive, joyful and charming. Her own childhood was an idyllic one with a veritable menagerie of animals and a nearby creek where she and her four siblings explored all kinds of plants and water creatures. In the ’80s, Madeleine appeared on Simon Townsend’s Wonder World with one of her favourite pets, Fergus the duck. From an early age, Madeleine yearned to be an artist, and her family could not have been more encouraging. Her printer-husband, Karl, is just as supportive and “assists with the technical-ho-hum side” of her freelance illustration business called Little Circus Design. Her website is a work of art in itself. A recent highlight for Madeleine was a collaboration with the US company,

Grove, which has released one of Madeleine’s images on their “iphone 4 artists” series of bamboo cases. The Stamers’ garden is a combination of all the things they hold dear. A plant or object is meaningful and important if it has been handed down or given to them, discovered or swapped, or created by them or by one of their friends. They love to recycle and “repurpose”. They relocated a sentiment-laden lemon tree that belonged to Madeleine’s late father. On a gate leading to the back garden is a piece of pressed metal from a ceiling that was thrown out when the Coles shop in Prahran was renovated. A crescent-shaped piece of corrugated iron with a face was a wedding gift. Moon Boy looks down from a great height through the giant bird of paradise palms. Another elaborately decorated character with a cheeky face and a prickly cactus growing out of his head is one of Madeleine’s early student works. There are myriad pots and sculptures from her time working as a ceramicist. Fears about the risk to her health from dust and chemicals led her to concentrate on drawing. Some of her other passions add interest to this garden.

Secret garden: Madeleine Stamer, in her Elsternwick garden, has a passion for birds. (Shannon MorriS)

A tall cactus in a brilliant blue ceramic pot is inspired by her love of colourful Mexican art and culture. She is also keen on traditional folk art and ’70s design. Above and beside and around all this are birds. Bird silhouette decals have been adhered onto a bedroom window and Madeleine’s most recent “big bird” laser-cut acrylic perspex mobiles in every colour of the rainbow dangle from the trees in the cheerful courtyard. “I incorporate birds into almost everything I do.” When asked why, Madeleine explains that birds are ”gentle, clever, uncomplicated, honest, spirited, intriguing, magical, beautiful, hardworking and loyal”. If you ask me what I admire about the artist-teachermother-friend Madeleine Stamer, I would have to answer, “She’s gentle, clever, uncomplicated, honest.” \

» You will find Madeleine’s creations at the lively Melbourne Finders/Keepers spring/summer market, October 9-10 at Shed 4, Victoria Harbour, Docklands.

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DreSSeD to impreSS Good planning makes good gardens, writes Siew-ChinG Goh.

Above: the flagstone pathway is wide enough to accommodate an outdoor dinner party.

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here is something comforting about this garden. From the chunky front gates to the table set into a spotted gum deck, there is much to like. I have to confess, though, that I am taken by most things minimalistic, and that includes landscaping. From the street, a stout, wooden Anhui gate opens to a series of bluestone slabs that form a path leading to the main entrance of the house. To the left of this grand entrance is the wooden deck with its signature sunken table. “The decking is made of wood 35 centimetres thick,” says landscaper Stuart Griffiths, proudly. “The deck will still be here in 100 years.” To the right of the entrance, a flagstone pathway (edged on one side by the brick wall of the house and, on the other side, by a mixed bed of perennial plants) leads to a sheltered side garden that used to be a children’s area. The flagstone area is wide enough to double as a patio, while the side garden is neat but bare now, and ready to be put to new uses. Griffiths, who has been at the helm of Natural Style Landscaping for 15 years, renovated the garden of 2 Lovell Street, Hawthorn East, three years ago and turned it from one that the street enjoyed to one that gave greater pleasure to the house owner.

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His guiding principles were simple but precise: privacy; functionality; and safety. For privacy, the garden was enclosed with brush and slatted fences for variety and visual impact. For functionality he built the deck that becomes an extension of the dining room when the french doors separating the two are opened. And for safety, he installed flagstone pathways wherever they were needed. Garden lights ensure that the whole front yard can be used even after the sun goes down, Griffiths says. During the renovation, established plants were moved only when necessary, while new feature plants, including Japanese maples and sacred bamboo (Nandina domestica) were introduced. Camellia, rhododendron and white daphne share the main garden beds with hellebores, irises and other perennials, making for low-maintenance borders. When this garden was first renovated, it was featured in home-improvement publications. It has suffered some wear and tear since, but the framework is still classy and strong. A well-planned garden such as this is built to last, is resistant to fading, and would bounce right back with very little effort. \


ushland plants, producing carpets of colour, usher in the Wildflower Festival at the Royal Botanic Gardens, cranbourne, running until october 3. Every Wednesday in spring, from 11.30am to 12.30pm, visitors can join a guided tour of the Australian Garden and learn how to grow Australian flowers. $6.50 adult, $5.20 concession. there is also a conducted eco tour daily between 11am and noon that will show gardeners how to create a “bird, bug and bandicoot-friendly garden”. $6.50 adult, $5.20 concession. Other highlights include: l A talk on the secret life of orchids, sunday october 3, 11am-noon. $6.50 adult, $5.20 concession.

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A guided tour on planting and caring for Australian natives, sundays, october 3, 10, 16 and 17, 11am-noon. $6.50 adult, $5.20 concession.

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Botanical illustrators will be strutting their stuff on sunday, october 3, from noon to 2pm in the Australian Garden.

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arrbat Place is a secure community for the modern retiree – baby boomers who are healthy and active but are downsizing to free up their assets and enjoy life without having to look after a large property. The 14 villas and 28 apartments all have unique floor plans and either a balcony or a courtyard. The architects have managed to achieve a high degree of privacy for each home and the fittings and finishes are all of a consistently high quality. Everything here can be taken care of, from putting out the rubbish to maintaining the garden. If you want to travel, the management team will help with your arrangements, redirect your mail and look after your plants while you’re away. Help with washing, ironing and general cleaning, running errands and shopping with, or on behalf of, a resident can also be arranged. The development has a 24-hour prompt-response emergency call system and all members of the emergency call team hold a Level-2 First Aid Certificate. Unlike many other retirement complexes, Yarrbat Place residences all have their own well-appointed kitchens and the bathrooms have no grab rails, as these can be added as needed. All are wired for cable TV and broadband internet and bedrooms and bathrooms have ample storage. Residents can keep pets and families are welcome, not only in the homes but in communal areas as well. Overall, the development has the feeling of a luxurious club or resort. \

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Tall-ship sailing, in-house theatre shows, wine tasting, progressive dinners, fashion shows, Friends of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, movie nights, painting and drawing classes – these retirees don’t have time to be bored. The management team offers a wide range of communal activities and residents can choose whether, and how often, they participate. As the community grows, the dining room will offer a choice of meals that can be tailored for specific dietary requirements and room service will be available for those who prefer private dining.



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Situated on one of Balwyn’s leafy avenues, Yarrbat Place is across the road from Beckett Park and the homes look out over the suburb’s established gardens. Balwyn Village shopping centre is a five-minute drive away and Yarrbat Place offers a transport service for residents with regular shopping trips. Balwyn Cinema and Balwyn Leisure Centre are also within easy reach and, further afield, residents can choose between the Westfield Doncaster shopping centre or the Camberwell Market and shops. Several golf courses are nearby. The Eastern Freeway is close by, and the management team will drop off and pick up residents from Melbourne Airport.

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elbourne interior designer Nola Remmers remembers falling in love with art when she first saw dramatic paintings by Italian artist Caravaggio. “I instantly loved his paintings because of the physical and emotional subjects and the shift from light to dark imagery,” she says. Inspired by his colour palette of reds and chocolates, Nola says that Caravaggio’s use of harmony, balance, proportion, colour and texture are principles that interior designers apply to their styling every day. Caravaggio, the great master who darkened shadows, transfixing the subject in a blinding shaft of light, is one of many sources Nola employs in her fit-out of rooms. When detailing the fit-out of a study, for example, Nola turns to the period of French Baroque and classicism in France under the rule of Louis XIV. The decoration and furniture in buildings such as the Palace of Versailles inspire a “romantic” imagery that experiments with jewel colours and focuses on ornamental detail. Nola’s love for art and architecture began when she took art history as part of her interior design course at RMIT. “I put all my life and soul into the subject, and when I got 100 per cent, I couldn’t believe it,” she says. Even in her funky black-and-white-themed office in South Yarra, there are dozens of art books and magazines. On her desk, sitting atop a group of neatly arranged envelopes, is an NGV postcard of Bertram Mackennal’s bronze sculpture Circe (1893). It comes as no surprise that Nola, the daughter of a builder and a florist, would fall into a creative position. Watching her father draw his projects freehand as a young girl was one of the turning points. “I would always be looking over his shoulder … I

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knew then that I would work in an industry that allowed me to use the creative talents inherent from my father,” says Nola. “I still draw freehand today to give my clients a personalised visual outlook.” After university, Nola worked with high-end builders, such as Maddison Homes, Glenvill Homes and Vogue Domain Living, and was involved in the architectural interior drawings. “I did all of it, from the architraves to the skirting, to the kitchen design and colours and finishes,” says Nola. “And then I would usually look after the clients with a fit-out of their furniture and take on a consultancy role after the house was finished.” In 2007, Nola got an opportunity to travel to Koh Samui, off the coast of Thailand, and design a five-star villa resort. The brief was to create spaces that took advantage of the magical ocean view. The project took two years, and Nola was responsible for the interiors of every four-bedroom villa plus the staff kitchen and entertainment areas. The job took her all over Asia, where she sourced art, furniture and accessories. “My favourite piece is an old carved wall that I purchased from Chiang Mai,” says Nola. “It was from an ancient furniture shop and, after negotiating with the owner for some time over green tea, I purchased it and it became a dining-room feature wall.” Upon returning to Melbourne six months ago, Nola set up her office in River Street, South Yarra and continues to meet the challenges of her boutique clients with creativity, practicality and innovation. Her range of work reveals styles from the latest contemporary to the stately and classic, always achieving a sense of magic in all of her interiors. \

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Nola’s spriNg tips a new season invites some pleasant changes to your home ...







Colour schemes are becoming increasingly individual as decorators break out from specific eras. Buy some pieces in earthy metallics as they are malleable and destined to age beautifully. Gold, copper and bronze are all a distinctly modern form of luxury. Romantic colours are also fashionable. Buy cushions in ruby red, magenta, purple, pomegranate and all green hues. Contrast these with smart fawns, winter whites, espresso, silver and blacks.

Texture breathes vibrancy and vigour into a room and can be achieved by introducing textured weaves, vintage velvets, intricate elaboration, embellishments and folk influences, specifically Persian, South American and Moroccan patterns and colours. Asian imagery fused with the French influence gives chinoiserie elegance that always works. Parisian boudoir wallpapers and nude shades from the ’50s gives sophistication and glamour to a room.

Natural light is the biggest asset to your home, and it is extremely important during spring to make the most of this light. For lighting, check out new lamps or buy an old lamp base and place with a fresh new shade for an individual and edgy look. If you have the space, install a fabulous chandelier. Mix glamour with rustic.

Open all the doors so there is no boundary between inside and out. Bring in earthy colours, timber, plants and the hues of spring. This will bring us back to earth, where we can stop and enjoy the smells of seasonal blooms. Before decorating, invest in a thorough spring clean. This will declutter and inspire you to freshen your interior. Brighten a room with a coat of paint for the whole room, (colour feature walls are out) and add a pot of branches and scented candles.

I don’t like trendy interiors that date. I want to walk into a home and see one’s personality. This can be achieved by displaying original artwork, objects and treasures that you have amassed. Mix classical pieces with primitive works and you will be surprised, as sometimes the most unusual item can be the best centrepiece. Take your favourite books and stack them on coffee tables and chairs. Show your own edge. People are interested in “your” personality.

Nothing makes me happier than seeing the first spring blossoms. Add bowls, urns and vases of spring flowers, all one colour and group them with your favourite things. Have blossoms in bunches as tall as you can carry, as this gives your room a creative edge. Bunch tulips in the same colour in vases and display violets in groups of three or more in a low bowl. Look out for lilac nearly ready to bloom … heaven. \



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Yarra Point will be developed on the corner of Lorimer Street and Point Park Crescent in Mirvac’s $2 billion Yarra’s Edge precinct, which runs between the Charles Grimes and Bolte bridges. The tower will be situated next to Point Park, one hectare of environmentally sustainable parkland with rain gardens and water-storage cells concealed within the design. Residents will have access to Marina Yarra’s Edge, a day spa, restaurants and cafes and retail shops in the precinct. Water taxis ply the river to Crown Casino, Southbank, the CBD and Melbourne’s sporting precinct. South Melbourne Market and shops are a short drive and the Monash and Westgate freeways are easily reached from Yarra’s Edge.















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Price: About $2.7 million Auction: October 16 at 2pm Fast facts: Architect-designed house, high ceilings, powder room, study, large provincial-style kitchen, Falcon cooker, separate pantry, polished floorboards, en suite, walk-in wardrobe, decorative ceilings, ducted heating, open fireplaces, balcony, al fresco entertaining area, large established gardens, undercover parking.


6 KILOMETRES EAST OF CBD From restaurants to fashion boutiques, cafés, chain stores and supermarkets, Kew Junction has something for everyone. Among the oldest and most famous shops is Toscano’s. Started as a humble fruit shop by the Toscano family more than 50 years ago, it now also has shops now in Victoria Gardens, Richmond and Hawksburn. Food writer and critic Bob Hart swears it is the best fruit shop in town. It stocks everything from the small, sweet Doncaster tomatoes to exotic fruits, gourmet meats, Tasmanian mineral water and a huge range of fresh flowers. Even older and also on High Street is Bob Stewart, a third-generation men’s wear and school-uniform supplier. It stocks uniforms for 39 schools, from the local primary schools to those in Ivanhoe. Frets ’n’ Notes, in Cotham Road, is known as one of Australia’s premier print-music houses, selling classical and contemporary sheet music as well as specialising in Suzuki music-education materials. What would Kew be without its famous war memorial? Standing at the junction of Cotham Road and High Street, the grey granite rotunda was erected by the City of Kew to honour those who served in the First World War. A granite obelisk with name plaques sits inside the rotunda. Kew is well served for transport, with the 109 tram going along Cotham Road to the city and through to Port Melbourne. The 48 tram, along High Street, goes through the city to Docklands.

How this suburb has moved: Up by 11.6 per cent in the year to the June 2010 quarter. * REIV stats

BY GEORGIAN, IT HAS STYLE This house, although extensively renovated, retains plenty of period reminders ... all on a grand scale, writes MARIA HARRIS.


annington has been a family home since 1923. And home to just two families. This solid-brick house been extensively renovated – the last renovation done a couple of years ago – but it retains the grand proportions that make for refined living. Unlike many old houses, this one is flooded with natural light, thanks mainly to a series of tall, arched windows and doors that allow light to enter the living rooms. First, let’s set the scene. Cannington occupies a block of land of 1155 square metres – big enough to have large gardens front and back, as well as a big area of land on either side. Then there is the position, less than 100 paces from Cotham Road and close to the corner of Burke Road. Immediately, you think of schools, and Cannington is in the heartland of Kew’s independent school belt. It is also opposite Kew Traffic School – a local landmark where thousands of children have ridden their bikes and learnt the road rules. Another park is diagonally opposite. Accommodation is on a large scale without being overwhelming. It has has a formal sitting room, dining room, four bedrooms, two bathrooms, study, powder room, kitchen, meals and informal living area. The architect was Gordon J. Sutherland, best known as a designer of houses and flats – mainly in the 1920s and ’30s – in Armadale, Toorak and Kew. South Yarra’s Argo Hotel was rebuilt in 1927 to Sutherland’s design.



Like many architects of the inter-war period, he drew on several styles, from the Moderne to the Mediterranean, Old English and Georgian revival. This house is the Georgian revival style – symmetrical façade punctuated with small paned and shuttered windows on upper and lower levels and a central portico entrance with four pillars. On the upper level is a central balcony with original wrought-iron balustrade. The entry hall has painted, shoulder-height timber panelling that would have originally been stained. A study or fourth bedroom is off the hall, with the living room opposite it. This room, which overlooks an English meadow-style front garden, opens to the dining room through original double doors. The house has been styled so that the dining room is now open to the hall. This house also shows the hierarchy of ceiling finishes – from decorative

family first families were won over by cannington, a graceful neo-georgian family house on a large allotment, when it had its first open for inspection last week. tightly held by only two families for its entire existence – almost 90 years – the house offers spacious accommodation in a brilliant position close to schools, transport and shops. the verdict? tops for space and location.

Above: Light fills the kitchen and meals area. Left: The warm and welcoming formal living room.

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Below left: The conservatorystyle family room. Below far left: The Tuscan-style courtyard garden.

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mouldings in the hall, to ceiling beams (now painted) in the front rooms, to strapped callings in the less-important rooms. A modern extension at the end of the hall has high ceilings and north-facing windows. The contemporary living zone at the end of the hall retains classic elements that will not date. The kitchen has a polished timber bench with white-painted cabinetry and a Falcon cooker (from the Aga family of stoves). A butler’s pantry off the kitchen has deep, white-porcelain English sinks. The conservatory-style family room, with an open fireplace on the rear wall, also has very high ceilings and north-facing, arched windows. In the ceiling, Velux windows open to allow in fresh air. Double doors from the family room open to the back garden. Open the picket gate and you are in the vegetable garden. I couldn’t find Peter Rabbit but it looks like his sort of garden. Among the other “garden rooms”, the walled, north-facing courtyard is perfect for outdoor entertaining. Back inside, the bedrooms and a modern bathroom are all upstairs, off a large landing. The spacious main bedroom has north-facing windows as well as windows overlooking the front garden. Its modern en suite, also with views over the rooftops and trees, would probably have been made from what was once called a sleepout. A second bedroom has a study, which may also have been a sleepout or balcony. At the front of house, a very pretty bedroom with a burgundy feature wall has a door to the front balcony. With its refined spaces, generous garden and brilliant position, it is easy to see why Cannington has been tightly held all these years. \

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Set on the corner of one of Toorak’s widest streets, this two-storey house displays some wonderful period features. From the front, the façade combines geometrical and streamlined forms of Art Deco style – cube-like structures punctuated by several picture windows. Inside, it has all the grand proportions of the period, replete with features such as ornate cornices, high ceilings, curved window

walls and oak panelling. Set on 807 square metres, the house has a mixture of formal and informal entertainment areas, which all lead to a stunning north-facing garden, a heated pool and an outside terrace area. To the left of the grand entrance hall is a formal living room that has long windows and an open fireplace with granite mantelpiece. To the right, timber-panelled doors open to reveal a formal light-filled dining room that leads to a wide balcony. The bar is the most characteristic feature of the house. Beautifully curved and surrounded

by wooden cabinetry and ornate details, it takes you back to those glamorous times when afternoon cocktails were a daily ritual. The spacious kitchen has granite surfaces, an island bench, walk-in pantry and European appliances. Upstairs are four large bedrooms, all with marvellous street views. The main bedroom is huge and has built-in cabinetry, a walk-in wardrobe and a fully tiled en suite. With rooms of such grand proportions, and the extra luxury of a double garage and cellar, this house defines the meaning of style. \ FRANCESCA CARTER







MARSHALL WHITE, 9822 9999 4a Vivian Grove Price: $1.4 million + Auction: October 9 at 10.30am

Just a block away from the Yarra, this Edwardian house has been beautifully renovated, creating a strong sense of natural light and openness. A white picket fence protects a lovely landscaped front garden with pristine lawns, lavender and rose bushes. The symmetrical façade has double box bay windows on either side of the door. At the front of the house is a stunning formal living area with blond timber floorboards, high ceilings and an original open fireplace. It leads to the dining room, which has the same large proportions. On the opposite side of the hall are three large bedrooms, each with built-in or walk-through wardrobes. The main bedroom has a fully tiled en suite and french doors that open to the deck. The spacious kitchen has stone benchtops, European appliances and a wide breakfast bar. French windows and doors look over the backyard, which has a timber patio area, citrus trees and a shed. The garden is a lovely area for an afternoon soiree. \ FRANCESCA CARTER







NOEL JONES, 9809 2000 68 Hopetoun Road Price: $3 million + Auction: October 9 at 2pm

ABERCROMBYS, 9864 5300 37 St Edmonds Road Price: $1.4 million + Auction: October 9 at 11.30am

Situated on a small block, this three-storey house has various aesthetic and practical features. From the street, the façade is a geometric formulation of different shapes and sizes. On the ground floor, steel doors open to a long hallway, which leads to a spacious bedroom and a small courtyard. With a built-in wardrobe and a fully tiled en suite, this bedroom is a nice retreat away from the main part of the house. On the first floor, there is a second bedroom and bathroom and a well-designed kitchen with Miele appliances and marble benchtops. The living area on the first floor opens to a private balcony with enough space for a table and chairs. With a built-in stainless steel barbecue, this area is perfect for summer meals. Large skylights allow natural light to enter. On the third floor, carpeted stairs lead to a spacious main bedroom. Located just a block away from Chapel Street, and the groovy bars in Greville Street, this townhouse is perfect for those seeking a cultural fix. \ FRANCESCA CARTER

GLEN IRIS Since it was built in 1910, this majestic house has been occupied by just three different families. With beautiful landscapes and stunning interiors, it is easy to see why families have loved this house. The front has all the charming features of the Queen Anne period – extensive decoration embellishments, fretted frieze panels and post brackets, a pitched roofline and leadlight windows. There are six bedrooms, a library, formal and informal living and dining areas and a west-facing back garden with a solar-heated pool. The front formal living room and library have all the fittings and fixtures of the period such as ornamental plastered ceilings, painted plaster walls with pressed timber dado, picture rails, timber strapping, timber mantlepieces and open fireplaces. On the left of the library is a spacious master bedroom, which has two big windows and a fully tiled en suite. Directly opposite are three bedrooms, all of different sizes. They all look onto the back garden, which is an oasis of greenery. At the west end of the house, the interior becomes more natural and contemporary. The kitchen is equipped with stainless steel appliances, stone benchtops and splashbacks and a wide breakfast bar. It opens to a large family room, which is flooded with light from an abundance of french windows and doors that all open to a wisteria-clad paved patio. On the first floor, built into the roofline, is a spacious retreat with four picture windows all looking onto the leafy streetscape. Close to many schools, parklands, river-walking tracks, cafés and shops, this property fits the bill for a family lifestyle. \ FRANCESCA CARTER






HOCKING STUART, 9944 3888 26 Summerhill Road Price: $1.7 million – $1.9 million Auction: October 16 at 2.30pm

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Price: $1.175 million – $1.275 million


RT EDGAR, 9826 1000 18 Hornsby Street


Price: $1.75 million

Auction: October 9 at 11am

Auction: October 2 at noon

On the high side of a quiet street, this renovated Californian bungalow is a breath of fresh air. The property has four bedrooms, a single carport with workshop and a lovely outdoor area. The front living room has bay windows, which maximise the view and natural light. The main bedroom also has wonderful views as well as built-in wardrobes and shelves. Closed off by floor-to-ceiling, double glass doors, the dining room opens to the kitchen, which has top-quality appliances and CaesarStone benchtops. The kitchen overlooks a comfortable family area that features floor-to-ceiling bay windows. To the right of the family area are two more bedrooms and a bathroom with twin basins. Both bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and backyard views. The outdoor area is dominated by an al fresco deck/dining area perfect for entertaining. The beautiful garden has a substantial grass area for the kids. A short distance to primary schools, Nettleton Park and bike paths, this property is a real treat. \ TOM HYWOOD

This stylish new townhouse is in a highly sought-after location. With three levels, four bedrooms, a double garage with laneway access, a separate gym and a huge home-theatre room, this property is truly spectacular. The main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe, an en suite with dual basins and tall windows. A corridor leads past a powder room to the kitchen and open living/meals area. Calcutta marble benchtops and Gaggenau appliances complete the kitchen. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open from the spacious living area to a lovely al fresco deck/dining area, equipped with a built-in Beefeater barbecue, from where the double garage is accessible. Upstairs, there are three more bedrooms – two with built-in wardrobes – and a bathroom. The rear bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and en suite. In the basement is a carpeted gym and huge home cinema, fitted with a projector and Bose sound system. The house is minutes from Glenferrie Road and the Malvern Road tram. \ TOM HYWOOD


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65 Greville Street, Prahran ................................................................. Price: $1.4 million - $1.55 million ................................................................. Auction Saturday October 16 at 2pm .................................................................

16 Park Road, Prahran ................................................................. Price: $900,000 + ................................................................. Auction Saturday October 9 at 10.30am .................................................................

26 Jaserfold Street, Balwyn North ................................................................. Price: $1.5 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday October 9 at 10.30am .................................................................

70 View Street, Mont Albert ................................................................. Price: $1 million - $1.1 million ................................................................. Auction Saturday October 16 at 3pm .................................................................

This striking, contemporary three-bedroom residence is a classic Victorian period house with light-filled, open-planned living spaces and a magnificent north-facing rear garden and extensive deck. Let's eat lunch @ Basque Tapas & Wine, 159 Chapel Street Let's eat dinner @ At Beba's, 578 Malvern Road Let's drink coffee @ Basilico, 127 Chapel Street

Enjoying an enviable location metres to High Street, Hawksburn Village and Orrong Park, this classic mews-style executive residence has a combination of contemporary elegance and sophisticated style ensuring its timeless appeal. 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

Located parkside in the highly regarded Balwyn High School zone, this delightful contemporary house reveals a substantial family environment and stunning Leigh Park vistas from both sun-filled levels.

This beautiful house with art-deco elegance is flooded with traditional features and space. There are separate living areas and a fantastic backyard with covered entertaining area - the perfect setting for family barbecues. Let's eat lunch @ Country Fare, 4 Hamilton Street Let's eat dinner @ Churchills, 13-15 Hamilton Street Let's drink coffee @ Zimt, 38 Hamilton Street

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JELLIS CRAIG, 9818 2222 32 Barkers Road



Price: $1.9 million +


Auction: October 9 at 1pm


HOCKING STUART, 9830 7000 6 Canyon Street Price: $2.1 million – $2.3 million Auction: October 2 at 1.30pm

This architecturally brilliant property, built in 1898, is a wonderful opportunity to own one of Kew’s most iconic properties. Grand archways, hand-painted leadlight windows and an ornate heritage interior feature in this classic house. Four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a heated pool and a large backyard make this a perfect family home. The main bedroom is spacious, with great views of the front garden and street. An open-plan family and dining area allows plenty of room for maximum comfort. The kitchen is roomy and, along with the back living room, access to the backyard is available. With a large pool, grassy area, water feature and an undercover dining area in the garden, the outdoor area is exceptional. Adjacent to the pool is the single garage, which could become a workshop. In a highly prestigious area, near to private schools and public transport, this property is a rare opportunity. \ TOM HYWOOD

French provincial is the new style in Balwyn, and it is on display at this imposing two-storey house. With its French provincial-style rendered façade and porch, the house implies grandeur the minute you walk through the front doors. Here is a world of parquetry floors, high ceilings, elaborate cornices, panelled columns and emporite doors. At the front, the large guest bedroom has a stone-finished en suite. The formal dining and living rooms are opposite a spacious study. The open-plan informal family living area has a generous kitchen with white stone benchtops, a marble-tiled splashback and European appliances. A butler’s kitchen includes another stainless steel cooktop. Upstairs, the large rumpus room leads to three more bedrooms that share two marble bathrooms. The main bedroom suite has a wide, fitted dressing room-cum-wardrobe that leads to a luxurious en suite. \ MARIA HARRIS

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Set in one of Brighton’s most prestigious locations, this spectacular house is pure luxury. The façade is a successful combination of contemporary Tuscan and French architecture, with clay-fired roof tiles, timber casement windows and liberal use of wrought iron. From the street, a stone footpath with courtyards

on either side leads to a glamorous archway entrance that opens to a formal entrance hall. On the left is a large home office with a separate meeting room. Fitted with joinery and enormous filing-cupboard doors, this is the perfect place to run your business. Opposite the study is a lovely formal sitting room, which has three french windows on either side opening to two separate courtyards. From the living room, it becomes apparent that the entire house has been built to




KAY AND BURTON, 9592 6522 1 Inner Crescent Price: $3 million +

Auction: October 2 at 1pm

maximise sunlight, through a courtyard design with northern orientation for the living areas. The kitchen is large, with bullnose granite benchtops and splashbacks and two-pac paint finish to joinery. There are two Miele ovens and two preparation areas with sinks. The kitchen opens to the dining and family area which has imported stone finishes. There is also an indoor 17-metre lap pool with gas heating, lighting, a pool waterfall and a large spa. The first floor

has five bedrooms, four bathrooms and a teenager’s retreat and TV lounge area. All are wonderfully large and have top-quality finishes and fixtures. On the basement level there is a home theatre, gymnasium, cellar and a garage that can accommodate four vehicles. The C-Bus-controlled home theatre seats 10 people in comfort with reclining leather seats over two levels together with air-conditioning. \ FRANCESCA CARTER

ACT NOW IF YOU WANT TO SELL BEFORE CHRISTMAS the football WELL, has come to an end and life for

homebuyers as we know it is returning to some sort of normality. As this magazine lands in your letterbox, selling agents will be jetting back into Melbourne from warmer climes, and as the wheels touch the tarmac, mobiles will be switched back on and you may finally be getting your messages returned. Some of you will be hearing about new homes and some of you will be asked if you are ready to sell before Christmas, with the line “it is a great time to do so now”. The truth is, if that is what you want – or have – to do, you don’t have a whole lot of time left. You need to get on with it. The new home stock mini-surge you will see this week and next is not the norm; it is the most you will see for the next four weeks as agents roll out their four-week auction campaigns before the next major buyer/seller interrupter: the Melbourne Cup. After that, we will get a second and final mini-surge in the first three weeks of November. That’s when we will see four types of sellers release their homes for sale:

AUCTIONED FOR $1.092 MILLION 15 Malmsbury Street, Hawthorn 1 Those who bought in early spring and

now need to sell their previous home;

2 Patient sellers who needed a read on the

market before committing;

3 Election nervies (I hope they’re over it); 4 Speculators who put their homes into

the pre-Christmas cauldron in the hope some buying “wood-duck” will yell out a miracle 30 per cent above market price at their Saturday auction.

Come the end of November, for many buyers, the summer siesta begins and the general buying public will not see any new homes until school resumes in 2011. That is not to say that the business of real estate grinds to a complete halt in Church Street, Bay Street, High Street, Toorak Road and

Glenferrie Road – it’s just that a lot of it is done behind closed doors. As buying agents, our email boxes run hot in late November/early December from agents, acquaintances and inquirers who bought in late spring and want to sell in the same market but worry that putting their home on the market just before Christmas may leave it as a “stale” (unsold after a few months) come February. For those with a low risk profile, buying and selling in the same market is a must. However, buyers, please don’t think you have the upper hand or the market all to yourself come Santa time. Those risk-averse transactors also work the other way. These are people who sell first and then must buy in the same market – for example, before Christmas. So how is the post-grand final market looking for stock right now? Synopsis: We think the market is back to

some normality after the 2008 GFC, the


2009 recovery and the 2010 election. If demand remains, as seems likely, relatively level (that is with no Foreign Investment Review Board rule changes, no bank interest-rate surges or dollar drops), then it will be all about supply. Excess supply will see prices drop between now and Christmas, while a supply shortage will see prices firm. So what is the word on the street right here and now come Mad Monday, to use football parlance (my last one until next year), regarding supply? Well, according to David Hart, of Buxton, Brighton, stock levels are as low as he has ever seen. “We are going to have a very late spring, say late October/ November,” he says. Doug McLauchlan, of Marshall White, Hawthorn, agrees with that observation, and says uncertainty seems to be an issue. Paul Keane, of Jellis Craig, Glen Iris, says: “Stock levels seem to be increasing, although slowly.” And Marcus Chiminello, of Marshall White, Armadale, says: “If we are going to have any spring at all, it will be late.” MAL JAMES James Buyer Advocates

where to live\ ProPertY listings AnAkie

staughton Vale

Stan Lawrence 180


6/25 Gladstone Ave Bennison Mackinnon 5/31 Inverness Ave Jellis Craig 20 Moorhouse st Hocking Stuart 15 Lambeth Ave Marshall White 32 Adelaide st Marshall White 16 Valentine Gve Marshall White 5 Glassford st Marshall White 1/32 Mercer rd Marshall White


12a Marquis st 19 Nicholas st 5 Hudson Crt

28 Parring rd Noel Jones 63 Nungerner st Noel Jones 8a Belmore rd Noel Jones 8/3 Boston rd Noel Jones 27 BelGve Ave Jellis Craig 4b Yarrbat Ave Christopher Russell 1, 2 & 3/14-16 relowe Cres Fletchers 358 Union rd Fletchers 6 Canyon st Hocking Stuart 1/27 Grey st Hocking Stuart 12/4-8 Kireep rd Hocking Stuart

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74 Cityview rd Noel Jones 24 Libra st Noel Jones 29 reading Ave Noel Jones 54 Cascade st Jellis Craig 26 Jaserfold st Jellis Craig 2/17 Marwal Ave Jellis Craig 15 Thackray st Jellis Craig 19 Capella st Christopher Russell 7 Tuxen st Fletchers 60 Hosken st Fletchers 37 Viewhill rd Fletchers 31 Greythorn rd Fletchers 444 Balwyn rd Fletchers 10 stephens st Fletchers 3/58-60 Winfield rd Fletchers 1a Ferdinand Ave Hocking Stuart

1 Inner Cres 1/35 Normanby st

39 regent st

Kay & Burton 101


80 Murray dve 30 Bennett st

Noel Jones Woodards

33 rowell Ave 17 Laxdale rd 3 eddy st 4/115 Wattle Valley rd 13 Kirkwood dve 1/581 Camberwell rd 4 Gleeson Ave 8 elaroo Ave 944 Toorak rd


13 Compton st 1/2-4 Gascoyne st 5 Vaughan Ave 1 Tim Heavyside 4 Willandra Ave 4 Willandra Ave

CAulfield eAst 1/14 Queen st

57 62 62 75 76 86 91 94 121 122 123 125 125 127 129 137

Kay & Burton 98 Kay & Burton 102

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320 Geelong rd

54 57 61 62 90 94 110 126 132 137 137

sold After for $1.14 million 3 hillside Parade, glen iris

CAulfield north

31 Aroona rd 23 Malakoff st 21 Merton st


15 Toomeys Ln

TBM 70 Marshall White 151 Marshall White 152

Bennison Mackinnon

ConnewArre 365 Lake rd

23 Acheron st 32 Burgundy dve

Jellis Craig 91 Fletchers 117

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403/150 Clarendon st Abercromby’s 45/201 Wellington Pde south Bennison Mackinnon

elsternwiCk 283 Kooyong rd


109 sweeneys Ln

1/39 shelley st


RT Edgar 179



AuCtioned for $1.22 million 24 susan street, sandringham

eastern Beach rd

gerAngAmete Cedar Hill


Kay & Burton


Morrison Kleeman


Bennison Mackinnon




Sutherland Farrelly 165

BFP Rural & Urban 182

glen iris



67 90 136 140 143 144 154 163

Noel Jones 61 Jellis Craig 86 Hocking Stuart 136



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62 70

Noel Jones 55 Noel Jones 58 Noel Jones 58 Noel Jones 63 Jellis Craig 87 Jellis Craig 91 Marshall White 162 Marshall White 162 Marshall White 164

BFP Rural & Urban 182

Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Fletchers Fletchers Hocking Stuart Hocking Stuart

77 78 111 129 130 131

RT Edgar 172

57 Harold st 6 Albert st


2/238 Princess st 2/27 Loch st 27 Grange rd 3 Weir st 20 Carson st 4 Wiltshire dve 55 denmark st 46 Childers st 2/16 edgevale rd 4/7 College Pde 1/50 Hartington st 6/108 Walpole st 369 Cotham rd 1 Collins st 85 Cobden st 42 Mary st 75 Malin st 24 st James Plc 37 Miller Gve 24 College Pde 4 Willsmere rd 38 Hartington st

2/1377 Burke rd 1224 Old Burke rd 64 Windella Ave 5 spruzen Ave 52 Munro st 14 elm Gve 2/33 Woodlands Ave



326 Martins rd


6/165 Power st 32 Barkers rd 10 Leslie st 8/64 riversdale rd 10/574 Glenferrie rd 4a Vivian Gve 3 scott st 65 evansdale rd 9 York st

hAwthorn eAst

13a Miami st 4/102 Camberwell rd 2 Lovell st 24 Currajong rd 11 Carlyle st 12 denmark Hill rd 17 Maraquita Gve 3/43 Clifton rd 506/4-14 Burke Ave

Buxton 165 RT Edgar 178

Noel Jones Noel Jones Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig McLaren Fletchers Fletchers Fletchers Hocking Stuart Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White

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14 Trent st Noel Jones 59 8/439-449 Burke rd Noel Jones 63 8 Grandview rd Bennison Mackinnon 64 6 dixon st Woodards 71 1 southland st Jellis Craig 87 2/1529 Malvern rd Jellis Craig 91 7 richards Ave Fletchers 123 26 summerhill rd Hocking Stuart 133 16 Hillside Pde Marshall White 146

6 Linacre rd 4 The Ave

Marshall White 147 Marshall White 159

Jellis Craig Fletchers Fletchers Fletchers Fletchers Fletchers Hocking Stuart

65 Talbot Cres

60 63 72 74 82 83 88 89 92 92 93 105 109 113 124 135 149 160 160 161 161 164

92 106 116 119 120 124 138

Marshall White 154


1248 Kyneton Metcalfe rd

RT Edgar 166

lAke wendouree 13 Hotham st

Doepel Lilley & Taylor 181

lAnCefield leoPold

280 Clifton Ave

Woodards Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Hocking Stuart Hocking Stuart Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White

71 79 81 135 137 148 159 164 164

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Noel Jones Woodards Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Fletchers Hocking Stuart Hocking Stuart Hocking Stuart Hocking Stuart

59 71 80 92 118 134 138 138 138

mAlvern eAst

57 rosehill rd 147 Old eltham rd

Williams Batters


Fletchers 129

Morrison Kleeman 69 Fletchers 105


28 Cummins Gve Bennison Mackinnon 4/331 Glenferrie rd Marshall White 13 Thanet st Marshall White 30 Parslow st Marshall White 18 Hornsby st RT Edgar

19 Karma Ave Noel Jones 341 Waverley rd Bennison Mackinnon 12 Bent st Bennison Mackinnon 88 emo rd Hocking Stuart 2063 Malvern rd Marshall White 8 Prior rd Marshall White 5/602 Waverley rd Marshall White 10 Warley rd RT Edgar

100 Browne Ln

sAndringhAm 388 Bluff rd

63 66 67 139 156 156 157 178

RT Edgar 174

shorehAm 99 Blake 1 Beach rd

Kay & Burton 104 Kay & Burton 105


116 Hotham rd

AuCtioned for $2.07 million 24 ferncroft Avenue, malvern east 33 Cairnes Cres


2701/670 Collins st 1802/505 st Kilda rd 1403/430 st Kilda rd

RT Edgar 178

Dingle Partners 53 Kay & Burton 101 RT Edgar 177

mont Albert 5 smythe Ave 70 View st

Jellis Craig 84 Fletchers 114

42 Boondara rd 15 Williamson rd 24 Belgravia Ave 41 Chessell st 3/54 Belgravia Ave 42 Valda Ave 2/9 Mitchell rd 13 sewell st 51a strabane Ave 57 Kenmare st 2/18 Belgravia Ave

Noel Jones Noel Jones Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Fletchers Fletchers Hocking Stuart Hocking Stuart Marshall White

60 61 88 89 93 93 127 129 136 139 163

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70 Alton rd Abercromby 50 674 Mt Macedon rd Bennison Mackinnon 68 710 Mt Macedon rd Kay & Burton 102 114 devonshire Ln RT Edgar 179

murgheboluC Hamilton Highway

Kay & Burton 103

PorCuPine ridge

898 Porcupine ridge rd ( Via daylesford) Abercromby 52

Port melbourne

6 Orion Mews Noel Jones 120/226-42 rouse st Bennison Mackinnon


37 st edmonds rd 50 Pridham st 2/15 Arkle st 31 Bowen st 16 Park rd 5/29 Lewisham rd 4 Banole Ave 65 Greville st

PrAhrAn eAst Preston

12 stafford st

Kay & Burton 104

south melbourne 284 Albert rd

RT Edgar 173

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12.2/193 domain rd Bennison Mackinnon 65 11/49 davis Ave Williams Batters 96 79 Mason st Williams Batters 96 12/4 stonehaven Crt Williams Batters 97 1/133 Alexandra Ave Kay & Burton 100 19 Hobson st Marshall White 153 20 Powell st Vinci Carbone 165 20 Howitt st RT Edgar 169 30 Macfarlan st RT Edgar 177

st kildA eAst 6 Vadlure Ave

mont Albert north

17 Airlie Ave 68 145 155 155 170

Kay & Burton 103

Abercromby Kay & Burton Hocking Stuart Hocking Stuart Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White RT Edgar

53 68

52 104 139 139 158 158 163 171

Marshall White 157

Gary Peer


61 Broughton rd Noel Jones 5 Windsor Cres Jellis Craig 19 Windsor Cres Jellis Craig 4/102 Broughton rd Jellis Craig 202/662 Whitehorse rd Jellis Craig 30 redvers st Fletchers 52 russell st Fletchers 1/314 Canterbury rd – Corner essex rd Fletchers 1/6 suffolk rd Fletchers 5 View st Marshall White

53 85 90 93 94 108 126

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temPlestowe lower 26 Horsfall st


68 Hopetoun rd 1/693 Orrong rd 3/151 Canterbury rd 24 Tashinny rd 9/404 Toorak rd 4/226A Kooyong rd 192a Williams rd 6 Canterbury rd 10 Merriwee Cres 1 Nareeb Crt

Noel Jones TBM TBM Gary Peer Kay & Burton Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White RT Edgar RT Edgar

56 70 70 95 100 141 142 153 168 176

1212 Horseshoe Bend rd Whitford Property 183


30 Grigg Crt 70 Orchard Cres

willow grove ebony Lodge stud

RT Edgar 179 RT Edgar 179

Pat Rice & Hawkins 180


109 James rd 113 Lavendar Farm rd


RT Edgar 175 RT Edgar 176

BFP Rural & Urban 182

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128 128 150

Mount Macedon 70 Alton Road ´ DUNCRAGGAN´ - 14 ACRES APX EXECUTOR´ S ESTATE. A landmark site since 1871, recently re-defined by spectacular manicured grounds and a stunning contemporary 80 square residence. Elevated and exclusive, yet immediately inviting, majestic terrace views that stretch all the way to the Melbourne skyline enhance the home´ s refined formal areas, fabulous family domains, seven bedrooms, four bathrooms, an evocative library, spacious study and superb kitchen with walk-in pantry and separate cool room. Hydronic heating, wine room, three car garage and lift access to all floors add further appeal to a property featuring considerable Turritable Creek frontage, a natural spring and lawn tennis court amidst an estate of unforgettable style and scale. Auction: Wednesday 20th October at 11.30am View: Strictly by appointment Wednesday at 11.00am and Saturday at 3.30pm Jock Langley 0419 530 008 Agents In Conj: Lindsay Hill 0419 557 139


Abercromby’s 1087 High Street Armadale Telephone 9864 5300 Email



East Melbourne 403/150 Clarendon Street Melbourne´ s newest and most exclusive address This lavish apartment offers uninterrupted views over the CBD and beyond, taking in the bay, Fitzroy Gardens and St Patrick´ s Cathedral. Finished to an international standard and offering some 336m2(approx.) of living, this exquisite, brand new residence boasts an extensive range of lifestyle facilities. Featuring a fully appointed European kitchen with vast marble benches, beautiful open plan reception rooms overlooking Fitzroy Gardens and the CBD, magnificent study and three large bedrooms, each offering WIR´ s and luxurious marble en suites. Secure basement car parking for two cars, 24hr concierge, cinema, business and entertaining suites, stunning wine room, gymnasium, 25m pool, steam room, sauna and massage room. Melbourne´ s most elegant residential building, setting a luxury benchmark for city living. Expressions of Interest: Wednesday 20th October at 5.30pm View: Wednesday 1.00-1.30pm & 6.00-6.30pm & Saturday 2.00-2.30pm Jock Langley 0419 530 008 Andrew Harlock 0419 379 992

Abercromby’s 1087 High Street Armadale Telephone 9864 5300 Email




Prahran 37 St Edmonds Road STATE OF THE ART CONTEMPORARY LIVING This superb townhouse creates the sense of a sanctuary of style surrounded by the energy and attractions of the Greville Street precinct. An exceptional contemporary residence, it offers the luxury of 3 bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, amidst spaces that express designer flair and fabulous quality throughout. Accommodation on each of three levels provides ultimate flexibility. The upstairs electronic sensor sunshades from Issey in the living/dining domain is framed by a Caesar-stone and Miele kitchen with Insinkerator and an expansive terrace with Electrolux designer BBQ that makes the ´outdoor room´ beautifully real. American oak floors, reverse cycle heating/cooling, cellar/storage, ducted vacuum and 2 car tandem garage plus extra OSP further enhance the perfect townhouse.

Porcupine Ridge (Daylesford District) 898 Porcupine Ridge Road ‘Linden Park’ C1930’s (To be offered in two lots) With breathtaking scenic vistas of a broad Australian landscape ´Linden Park´ is an outstanding property about 1hr from Melbourne Airport. (Lot 1 Homestead - 60 acres apx) The homestead, a cost efficient sustainable design includes magnificent open plan kitchen, living, study,5 bedrooms and additional recreational areas. Including enormous entertaining decks with wisteria cover pergolas. Landscaped grounds include return drive, ornamental lake and jetty (Lot 2 - 263 acres apx), excellent farm infrastructure and abundant water supply.

Abercromby’s 1087 High Street Armadale Telephone 9864 5300 Email

Auction: Saturday 9th October at 11.30am View: Thursday 5.30-6.00pm Saturday 12.00-12.30pm Rob Vickers-Willis 0412 210 066 Michael Derham 0425 790 233




Auction: Sunday 17th October at 12.30pm View: Sunday 2.00pm onsite Jock Langley 0419 530 008 Andrew Harlock 0419 379 992





SURREY HILLS 61 Broughton Road



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 171 163 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

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BALWYN 28 Parring Road

EXEMPLARY ENVIRONMENT, PREMIER POSITION On the doorstep of renowned Beckett Park and Maranoa Gardens, this magnificent, brand new 58 square (approx) residence presents luxurious, classically elegant family surroundings enhanced by impeccable finishes and sought after Balwyn High School zoning. Comprises formal sitting (gas OFP), formal dining, study, open plan living/ dining incorporating stunning marble kitchen featuring ILVE appointments and WIP extending to covered alfresco entertaining, deep rear garden. 5 double bedrooms (WIRs/ stone ensuites) include downstairs guest accommodation plus 4 upstairs surrounding 2nd living, the master suite with private terrace. 500 bottle wine cellar, remote double garage/ storage, heating/cooling, secure OSP x2. Land 685m2 approx.


Sat 16th October at 1pm $2,200,000 - $2,400,000 Thur 2-2.30pm & Sat 1-1.45pm James Bateman 0438 110 744 Mark Rathgeber 0419 334 334 9830 1644 / 289 Whitehorse Road

CAMBERWELL 33 Rowell Avenue

PERIOD ELEGANCE MEETS DESIGN INTELLIGENCE This delightful 3 bedroom plus study residence makes the utmost of its ideal positioning to ensure low-maintenance ease accompanies enjoyment of inviting spaces, both inside & out. Framed by divine Jim Fogarty designed front gardens & a decked domain for entertaining at the rear, the superb floorplan features separate sitting & dining rooms, each rich in original character, both accompanied by open fireplaces. Separate living/dining delivers open plan excellence & includes a European appointed kitchen before bi-fold doors enhance the indoor/outdoor impact. Double off street parking complements the quiet convenience of a coveted address.


Sat 16th October at 11am Price On Application Thur 11-11.30am & Sat 11-11.45am Debbie Silk 0417 105 667 David Gillham 0411 518 672 CAMBERWELL 9809 2000 / 883 Toorak 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!


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 63 Nungerner Street

LAND OF OPPORTUNITY Impressive dimensions of 650 sqm (approx) and an enviable position in this highly coveted location ensure tremendous future success for dream home site possibilities, re-development or renovation. An increasingly rare opportunity to purchase this original home with powerful possibilities for immediate redefinition in a magnificent family focused area, conveniently close to the renowned Balwyn High School, transport, shops and Macleay Park.


Sat 16th October at 12pm $1,100,000 - $1,200,000 Thur 11-11.30am & Sat 12-12.45pm James Bateman 0438 110 744 Mark Rathgeber 0419 334 334 9830 1644 / 289 Whitehorse 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.


Sat 2nd October at 11am $950,000 - $1,050,000 Thur 11-11.30am Sat from 10.30am Mary George 0407 861 400 Mark Rathgeber 0419 334 334 9830 1644 / 289 Whitehorse 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.


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 home´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..."


Sat 2nd October at 11am $1,200,000 - $1,300,000 852 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 Leo´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.

HAWTHORN EAST 13A Miami Street

TAKE A SMART FIRST STEP The rarity of entry level openings in such a sought after pocket puts this original 3 bedroom home in the box marked ´must have´! Inviting single level proportions loaded with potential include generous living and dining rooms, each with original period ceilings, serviceable central kitchen and sunny additional living/meals area opening to a north westerly courtyard garden. Three double bedrooms surround a sky-lit bathroom that reflects this home´s readiness for updating throughout. Proximity to excellent local shops, Riversdale Road trams and Camberwell Junction confirms fantastic lifestyle and/or investment prospects. Off street parking for three cars.


Sat 2nd October at 1pm $790,000 - $850,000 Thur 12-12.30pm & Sat 12.30-1pm Julie Kingshott 0413 569 643 Karl Fitch 0418 371 343 9885 3333 / 1509 High St (Cnr Malvern Rd)

Under instructions from State Trustees


Sat 16th October at 12pm Price On Application Thur 2-2.45pm & Sat 11-11.45am Rowan Walters 0433 103 102 David Gillham 0411 518 672 CAMBERWELL 9809 2000 / 883 Toorak Road

KEW 2/238 Princess Street (cul-de-sac end)

THE ESSENCE OF TOWNHOUSE EXCELLENCE Accessed from Grandview Terrace, set at the rear of an impeccably maintained development of only two, this elevated, three bedroom home conveys exactly the low-maintenance luxury we wish for. Light-filled living/dining areas open to a paved north-facing courtyard where an automatic rain sensor awning makes the outdoor room concept a reality while separate kitchen/meals featuring European appliances appreciates its own courtyard outlooks. Spacious bathroom. Ducted heating, air-conditioning. Double garage. Security alarm. City edge appeal amidst parkland surroundings perfect!


Sat 23rd October at 12pm $600,000 - $640,000 Sat 12.30-1pm John Cokalis 0411 184 124 Bruce Severns 0413 744 998 9817 4535 / 150 Cotham Road

MONT ALBERT NORTH 42 Boondara Road

EFFORTLESS QUALITY, STYLE & SOPHISTICATION Defined by its impeccable finishes, gloriously high ceilings and private, north facing courtyard garden, this brand new architect designed double storey residence presents benchmark low maintenance living just minutes from Belmore Village, schools and Whitehorse Road tram. Bathed in beautiful northern light, comprising formal living/ dining, study, open plan informal living/ dining with Miele appointed kitchen (WIP) and caesar stone benchtops, unfolding to alfresco entertaining terrace. Upstairs, 4 bedrooms (BIRs) main with WIR/ ensuite/ balcony. Family bathroom, powder room, heating/cooling, duct vac, abundant storage, new English oak floors, remote double garage, OSP.


Sat 9th October at 12pm $1,100,000 - $1,200,000 Thur 12-12.30pm & Sat 11-11.45am James Bateman 0438 110 744 Mark Rathgeber 0419 334 334 9830 1644 / 289 Whitehorse Road

MONT ALBERT NORTH 15 Williamson Road

RENOVATE, REDESIGN OR REDEVELOP Lovingly maintained by the current owners since built c1958, this comfortably appointed timber home offers exciting possibilities for contemporary renovation, potential re-development or new home site, STCA. Current day interiors include 4 spacious bedrooms, large living room with gas heater, family room and timber kitchen with meals area. Also features dual access bathroom, separate WC, laundry, established gardens, shed, ample off street parking and double garage. Enjoying a quiet family focused position, close to East Balwyn Village shops, Westfield Doncaster, freeway access, Elgar Park, Koonung Creek Reserve and schools.


$820,000 Thur & Sat 10.15-10.45am 52ft x 130ft (approx) James Bateman 0438 110 744 Mark Rathgeber 0419 334 334 9830 1644 / 289 Whitehorse Road

ASHBURTON 12A Marquis Street

BALWYN 8a Belmore Road



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 12-12.30pm & Sat 10-10.45am CONTACT James Scoones 0413 872 558, Tabitha Bradbury 0435 757 414 KEW 9817 4535 / 150 Cotham Road

BALWYN 8/3 Boston Road

BALWYN NORTH 24 Libra Street



In one of Balwyn’s finest streets this original,1st floor apartment of exceptionally large proportions is a great opportunity for first home buyers & investors alike. Nestled in the delightful gardens of "Willoughby Green" with the preferred northerly aspect it offers: ent, 2 sizable robed bdrms, huge live/ dining area opening to a lge balc, lge kitch with alternate entry/exit, full bath, shared lndry & store plus u/ cover c’port on title. Just a short stroll from Balwyn shops, cinema, trams & parks. AUCTION Saturday 16th October at 1pm ESR $440,000-$480,000 INSPECT Thursday & Saturday 1-1.45pm CONTACT Craig Taylor 0412 566 800, Ted Shackleton 0412 341 122 BOX HILL 9899 6466 / 532 Station Street

Elevated contemporary classic on a prime elevated site, situated to maximise natural light & aspect. Comps: Huge dble garage & workshop, 4th BR/home office with E/S WC. Grnd Lvl - Fml living (OFP) with direct access to sun filled balcony, sep dining, galley style kitchen with meals area & Euro lndry, main BR with WIR & dressing room, 2 additional BRs (BIR´s), family bathrm with sep shower, sep WC & sep bath. Alternatively a fine elevated site of some 700 sqm (approx) ideal for your luxury new home. AUCTION Sat 16th October at 11am ESR $890,000 - $950,000 INSPECT Thur 12.45-1.15pm & Sat 3-3.45pm CONTACT James Bateman 0438 110 744, Michael Nolan 0418 546 118 BALWYN 9830 1644 / 289 Whitehorse Road

BALWYN NORTH 29 Reading Avenue

BURWOOD 80 Murray Drive



Enjoy this immaculately presented 1960´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 & Sat 1.30-2pm CONTACT John Cokalis 0411 184 124, James Scoones 0413 872 558 KEW 9817 4535 / 150 Cotham Road

This luxurious single level home´s wide, welcoming hall creates a sense of the impressive dimensions that define an exceptional 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom floorplan, ideally suited to entertaining, equally well matched to meeting modern family needs. The refinement of a light-filled formal lounge is complemented by versatile formal dining featuring nth-facing French doors. A custom built kitchen overlooks generous living/dining & landscaped outdoor dimensions. Features: GDH, auto DLUG & walk down wine cellar. AUCTION Sat 9th October at 11am ESR Price On Application INSPECT Thur 2.45-3.15pm & Sat 12-12.30pm CONTACT Andrew De Angelis 0402 039 342, Geoff Hall 0419 006 488 CAMBERWELL 9809 2000 / 883 Toorak Road

GLEN IRIS 8/439-449 Burke Road

CAMBERWELL 4/115 Wattle Valley Road



Secluded yet central, this stylish 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom townhouse is merely moments from trams & the new Tooronga village. Generous living/dining areas feature polished floors & an open plan kitchen in which stone surfaces, island bench & Technika appliances combine elegance & efficiency before an inviting terrace watches the world go by. Alluring upstairs accommodation includes main bedroom with WIR & ensuite. RC heating/cooling, video security, garaging for 2 cars + ample visitor parking. AUCTION Sat 16th October at 11am ESR $580,000 - $620,000 INSPECT Thur 1-1.30pm & Sat 2.15-2.45pm CONTACT Julie Kingshott 0413 569 643, Karl Fitch 0418 371 343 GLEN IRIS 9885 3333 / 1509 High St (Cnr Malvern Road)

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 & Sat 12-12.30pm CONTACT Geoff Inglis 0418 177 794, Geoff Hall 0419 006 488 CAMBERWELL 9809 2000 / 883 Toorak Road

KEW 2/27 Loch Street

MALVERN EAST 19 Karma Avenue



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 11.30am-12 noon & Sat 10.30-11am CONTACT John Cokalis 0411 184 124, Bruce Severns 0413 744 998 KEW 9817 4535 / 150 Cotham Road

Spanish Mission aesthetics & a generous allotment distinguished by north westerly rear aspects are just two of the attributes that make this original four bedroom home such a compelling family opportunity. Options to extend, expand & add contemporary elements are complemented by an abundance of period features throughout large living & dining rooms that lead to a central kitchen and spacious sunroom. Traditional tandem garage & tempting garden dimensions in a consistently coveted Malvern East quarter. AUCTION Sat 16th October at 1pm INSPECT Thur 2-2.30pm & Sat 2.30-3pm CONTACT Julie Kingshott 0413 569 643, Michael Millington 0411 300 205 GLEN IRIS 9885 3333 / 1509 High St (Cnr Malvern Road)

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ELTHAM SOUTH 109 Sweeneys Lane YARRA BRAES ON THE RIVER Metres from the banks of the Yarra this 1920´s home on a 2.25 acre allotment (approx) combines superb interior spaces, idyllic garden surrounds and sparkling pool to deliver a premium lifestyle. Rolling lawns and gardens featuring stone walls, pond, rockeries and paths inspired by Edna Walling; majestic trees frame uninterrupted views of the Yarra just 100 metres from a relaxing timber deck, expansive formal living, equally generous casual living and enticing sunroom. With second residence featuring substantial living spaces adding significant depth to an enticing property, it offers exceptional riverside living in one of Eltham South´s most privileged positions.

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LOWER PLENTY 57 Rosehill Road CLASSIC, CONTEMPORARY AND SET ON THE YARRA Set on a superb 6½ acre allotment (approx) and with absolute Yarra River frontage, this substantial four bedroom, three bathroom home has been meticulously and sympathetically extended to blend the grand proportions and classic features of the 1930´s with contemporary comforts to ensure an exceptional indoor outdoor lifestyle. With a compelling combination of formal and informal living, spa and pool it affords exceptional living to be enjoyed by a privileged few.

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Saturday 23rd October at 1:30pm Thursday 2:30 - 3:15pm Saturday 2:30 - 3:15pm Graham Morrison 0417 101 997 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431-2444

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Saturday 23rd October at 3:00pm Thursday 5:30 - 6:15pm Saturday 1:30 - 2:15pm Graham Morrison 0417 101 997 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431-2444




TOORAK 3/151 Canterbury Road ´ Clairmont´ - French Inspired Class On The Village Edge. A taste of Paris, this exquisite courtyard ground floor 3 bedroom 2 bathroom security apartment is the epitome of elegance featuring high ceilings, impressive sitting & dining areas, casual living area, provincial style granite/ Emporite kitchen, marble bathrooms (ensuite), full security and basement parking for two via lift. French doors lead to alfresco terraces and the common piazza, reminiscent of the Louvre gardens. Footsteps to Toorak Village boutiques, restaurants, tram and bus.



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1/693 Orrong Road

2 Saturday 16 October at 12.00 Wed, Sat & Sun 1.15-2.00 Naomi Dorevitch 0408 326 747 Rodney Morley 0418 321 222 428 Toorak Rd Toorak 9826 0000


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.

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, Tas Phelan designed timberwork/cabinetry and abundant storage (custom cabinetry), wine cellar and a triple auto garage.



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2 Saturday 9 October at 12.30 Wed, Sat & Sun 12.15-1.00 Naomi Dorevitch 0408 326 747 Rodney Morley 0418 321 222 428 Toorak Road Toorak 9826 0000


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30 Bennett 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

A superbly convenient location highlighted by generous accommodation surrounded by an enchanted garden backdrop of approx 837m2. Comps: wide entrance hall, spacious formal lounge (OFP), separate formal dining & well appointed kitchen with designated meals area. An additional living area opens onto separate entertaining deck & paved areas, 4 bedrooms with BIR´ s & are serviced by 2 separate bathrooms. Incls: bungalow with water & power supply. Close to schools, Deakin Uni, shopping precincts & public transport


Ivanhoe D Mt Waverley D Oakleigh D Toorak

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1 Saturday 16 October at 2.00 $780K - $880K Thu & Sat 12.00-12.30 Matthew Scafidi 0433 795 006 Julian Badenach 0414 609 665 10 Main Street Blackburn 9894 1000




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).



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1 Saturday 9 October at 11.00am Thurs & Sat 1:00-1:30pm Xen Blaher 0409 540 498 Simon Byrne 0413 701 444 273 Camberwell Road Camberwell 9818 3456



HAWTHORN 6/165 Power Street 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.

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4/102 Camberwell Road

1 Saturday 9 October at 1.00pm Thurs 12:00-12:30pm & Sat 11:0011:30am Marie Harbeck 0413 223 346 Simon Byrne 0413 701 444 590 Burwood Road Hawthorn 9818 3456

Bentleigh D Blackburn D Camberwell D Carlton D Carnegie D Caulfield D Elsternwick D Hawthorn

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.


Ivanhoe D Mt Waverley D Oakleigh D Toorak

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2 Saturday 2 October at 11.00am Thurs 1:00-1:30pm & Sat 10:3011:00am Andrew Chapman 0412 280 773 Simon Byrne 0413 701 444 590 Burwood Road Hawthorn 9818 3456


27 Grange Road - KEW Splendidly positioned in the prestigious Sackville Ward, "Cannington" C1923 is a stately family home. Set amongst a lush private garden this double storey residence offers refined yet relaxed living. Enviably positioned just moments to premier schools, Cotham/Burke Rds trams and shopping while opposite parkland; superb family accommodation of pleasing proportions is complemented by zoned formal and casual areas that are all oriented to the north to enjoy abundant natural

light and gorgeous garden vistas. The Familyroom with Jetmaster OFP is brilliantly designed in the Conservatory-style with adjustable skylight windows and overlooks a marvellous high-wall alfresco entertainment area. Fine period ceilings adorn the formal areas while the main Bedroom with ensuite receives light from 3 directions and the 2nd Bedroom adjoins a fitted Study.

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4 Bedrooms (bright main ensuite, 2nd with sep. Study), Panelled leadlight ent hall Formal Loungeroom, large Diningroom, powder room, ducted gas heating Conservatory-style Familyroom overlooking garden, open fireplaces, pol boards Large provincial Kitchen (Falcon cooker and walk-in pantry), bathroom Laundry, decorative ceilings, fanlight windows, balcony views Lush garden, alfresco area, covered 3-car parking

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Saturday 16th October at 12noon Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 2-2.30pm 22.7m x 50.9m (74' x 167') approx. Greg Toogood 0418 385 440 Richard Earle 0418 564 168 818 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn Tel 9810 5000

3 Weir Street - KEW A unique Kew property offering unparalleled potential for updating or as a new home site (STCA). Already extended current day spaces comprising massive Living/Dining, majestic upstairs retreat with spectacular leafy views, up to 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms and modern central Kitchen reveal a readiness for a contemporary makeover above a huge basement which offers home theatre and cellar possibilities. Dramatic north westerly garden dimensions enhance options to renovate today or re-build for tomorrow. Either scenario is complemented by this exclusive position´s proximity to prestigious schools.

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Saturday 16th October at 11am Thursday 1.30-2pm & Saturday 1-1.45pm Irreg 840sq. metres (9,042sq. ft) approx Damien Davis 0409 961 264 Talia Tomaino 0409 138 474 1121 High Street, Armadale Tel 9832 0500

54 Cascade Street - BALWYN NORTH A spectacular Streamline Moderne design rising above the prestigious Riverside Estate capturing northerly views, this impressive 6 Bedroom and Study residence c1947 stands on a 1,061 sq. metre allotment (approx.) near quality schools, village shops, trams and parks. A showcase of Art Deco inspiration throughout striking original spaces, this unrenovated family domain invites restoration/improvement, while offering potential to create a new luxury vision (STCA). Features magnificent Livingroom, Dining, Lounge, Kitchen/Meals, 2 bathrooms, DLUG.

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Saturday 16th October at 10am Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 2.30-3pm Irreg 1,061 sq. metres (11,424 sq. ft) approx. Chloe Quinn 0412 238 565 Richard Winneke 0418 136 858 818 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn Tel 9810 5000

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 11-11.30am & Saturday 1-1.30pm 15.5m x 42.7m (51´ x 140´) approx. Steve Burke 0448 331 653 Maree Keel 0438 828 582 818 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn Tel 9810 5000

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 system.

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Saturday 9th October at 12noon Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 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

The Canterbury - 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

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 3.45-4.15pm 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

2 Lovell Street - HAWTHORN EAST A secluded family sanctuary set on a prime Anderson Park precinct corner; antique gates reveal the tranquil garden surroundings of this compelling single-level residence that is immaculately presented and superbly appointed. An emphasis on private alfresco entertaining complements a casual 1970s open-plan interior infused with contemporary touches. Close to Scotch and Bialik Colleges, Auburn Sth Primary, trams and freeway; boasting 4 Bedrooms (ensuite), Study, Sitting/Dining, Living/Meals, bifold doors, updated Kitchen, bath/powder rooms, auto garage.

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Saturday 16th October at 11am Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm 20.1m x 44.2m (66´ x 145´) approx. Steve Burke 0448 331 653 Maree Keel 0438 828 582 818 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn Tel 9810 5000

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 & Saturday 12.30-1pm 11m x 32m (36’ x 105’) approx. Chloe Quinn 0412 238 565 Scott Patterson 0417 581 074 818 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn Tel 9810 5000

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 (54´ x 130´) approx. Robert Ding 0418 858 393 Katherine Ding 0408 858 940 244 Whitehorse Road, Balwyn Tel 9831 2800

4 Wiltshire Drive - KEW Uniquely sited in the historic entrance wing of landmark Willsmere Estate amidst vast botanic gardens with resort pool/gym & tennis crt facilities, this breathtaking apartment claims panoramic park-to-city views as inspiring backdrop to extraordinary living/entertaining. A deluxe home, staged over 4 levels, blends Italianate grandeur, stunning contemp comfort & awe-inspiring outlooks. Parent´s Wing (huge Home-Office/4th BR, spa-bthrm), 2 further BRs (1/ with dramatic 7m Mansard-roofed Retreat), Chef-designed stone/Euro Kitchen, dual Living areas, city skyline viewing terrace, 2nd bthrm, powder room, 4 marble OFPs, 2 carspaces.

Expressions of Interest Closing Monday 18th October at 12 noon Inspect By Appointment Contact Jenny Gillies 0419 008 512 Richard James 0408 751 189 Office 244 Whitehorse Road, Balwyn Tel 9831 2800 Visit

5 Smythe Avenue - MONT ALBERT In a leafy pocket acknowledged for its easy access to tram, train, schools and popular restaurants, this outstanding 1920´s home amidst sizeable breathtaking pool/garden milieu effortlessly responds to every family requirement with unforgettable style and luxury. Elegant formal rooms, vast flowing casual areas and picturesque salt/solar pool/spa-side GazeboKitchen focus on family pleasure. 4 large Bedrooms (main/WIRs/ensuite), Fitted Study, entertainer´s Kitchen, bathroom, ducted heating & air-conditioning, security, 5 car garage.

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Saturday 16th October at 1pm Thursday & Saturday 1.30-2pm 21.3m x 56.4m (70’ x 185’) approx. Sue Wooldridge 0413 476 674 Alastair Craig 0418 335 363 Julian Tonkin 0419 341 341 818 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn Tel 9810 5000

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 & Saturday 11-11.30am 27.1m x 36.7m (88’ x 121’) approx. Richard Spratt 0412 493 189 Scott Patterson 0417 581 074 45 High Street, Glen Iris Tel 9809 8999

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.

2/17 Marwal Avenue - BALWYN NORTH The epitome of elegance designed for light and spacious low-maintenance living, this excellent single-level brick home is peacefully tucked away at the rear (1 of only 2) in a beautiful compact garden setting. Superbly appointed and meticulously maintained affording privacy and peace of mind just moments to village shopping, cafes, parkland, Balwyn High School and trams. Offers 3 double Bedrooms (BIRs, main WIR and ensuite), glorious Livingroom with open fireplace, Dining area, generous Lounge and Meals area, a/c, large Kitchen, bathroom, DLUG.

Auction Inspect Contact Office Visit

Auction Inspect Contact Office Visit

Saturday 9th October at 12noon Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 11-11.45am Talia Tomaino 0409 138 474 Damien Davis 0409 961 264 1121 High Street, Armadale Tel 9832 0500

Saturday 16th October at 11am Thursday 10.30-11am & Saturday 10.15-10.45am Peter Batrouney 0419 005 236 Campbell Ward 0402 124 939 818 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn Tel 9810 5000

13 Kirkwood Drive - CAMBERWELL A coveted cul-de-sac that concludes with parkland adjacent to the Golf Links Estate, moments from Hartwell village, trains and trams confirms the significant lifestyle allure of this impressively extended family home. The floor-plan flexibility of 3 or 4 Bedrooms complements luxuriously large Living/Dining areas opening to designer decking and north-facing rear garden. Light-filled open-plan Kitchen serves in style. Contemporary Bathroom is supplemented by separate Laundry/second Bathroom. Ducted heating. Car-port plus ample OSP, garden storage. Superb!

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.

Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Saturday 16th October at 11am Wednesday 2.30-3pm & Saturday 11.30am-12.15pm 15.2m x 36.5m (50’ x 120’) approx Lisa Holbourn 0430 531 400 Steven Abbott 0407 324 240 1121 High Street, Armadale Tel 9832 0500

Saturday 2nd October at 11.00am Thursday 12.45-1.15pm & Saturday from 10.30am 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

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.

24 Belgravia Avenue - MONT ALBERT NORTH Situated in this quiet and popular tree lined street, advantaged by an especially deep garden allotment, stands this delightful 3 Bedroom brick residence tastefully presented offering comfortable family living with scope to further improve or design a stunning unit development (STCA). An increasingly rare opportunity on 985 sq. metres (approx.) in a quiet locale near shopping, schools and transport. Offers ducted heating, evaporative cooling, alarm, sep. Sittingroom (Jetmaster), central bathroom, Dining/casual Livingroom, Familyroom, deck, granite Kitchen, garage and solar heated pool.

Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Saturday 9th October at 2pm Thursday 11.15-11.45am & Saturday 12.45-1.15pm 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

Saturday 16th October at 2pm Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 3-3.30pm 15.2m x 64m (50´ x 210´) approx. Greg Toogood 0418 385 440 Richard James 0408 751 189 818 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn Tel 9810 5000

41 Chessell Street - MONT ALBERT NORTH Enhanced by its extensive views, this light filled and wonderfully spacious contemporary residence effortlessly fulfils the lifestyle demands of a modern family. An immaculately presented, double storey floorplan offers Formal Living (gas OFP)/ Dining, well appointed Kitchen, Family Living/ Dining extending to alfresco deck, delightful garden. 4 Bedrooms (BIRs) include 2 downstairs, Main WIR/ ensuite plus 2 upstairs surrounding generous Rumpus. 2 family bathrooms, ducted heating, air conditioning, single garage/ storage, multiple OSP.

46 Childers Street - KEW Peacefully sited towards the front of an exceptionally deep allotment that directly abuts a parkland trail, this charming timber Californian bungalow is comfortable and character-filled affording numerous future options near High Street, shops, schools and trams. Enjoy as is, renovate or develop with outstanding potential for subdivision and multiple-units (STCA). Offers 4 Bedrooms, Study, elegant Sittingroom (OFP), spacious cathedral ceiling Livingroom opening to deck, Dining area, well-appointed Kitchen, 2 bathrooms, ducted heating, a/c, 3-car garaging, huge workshop, drought tolerant garden & concealed rainwater tanks.

Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Saturday 16th October at 11am Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 1.30-2pm 597 sqm (6,423 sq ft) approx Nick Smith 0425 755 238 Liz Walker 0412 659 140 75 Upper Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe Tel 9490 2900

Saturday 23rd October at 11.30am Saturday 12.15-12.45pm 15.2m x 67.7m (50´ x 222´) approx. Diana Healy 0418 314 433 Patrick Dennis 0409 321 159 244 Whitehorse Road, Balwyn Tel 9831 2800

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 entertainers´ 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 from 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

5/31 Inverness Avenue - ARMADALE

27 Belgrove Avenue - BALWYN

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.

A superb single-level family oasis in the Balwyn High zone, this light-filled 4 Bed,Study, 2 bathroom residence combines energy-efficiency and clever zoning in an easily-managed lifestyle package with pool/spa. Maximizing privacy and northern light on an established garden allotment near shops, park, transport.

Auction Inspect Contact

Auction Inspect Land Contact

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Saturday 9th October at 12noon Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 11-11.45am Charles Boyd 0402 275 485 Kevin O’Brien 0447 008 000 1121 High Street, Armadale. Tel 9832 0500

Office Visit

Saturday 2nd October at 2pm Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday from 1.30pm 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

15 Thackray Street - BALWYN NORTH

1/581 Camberwell Road - CAMBERWELL

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).

Superbly located in a garden block immediately adjacent to the magnificent Fordham Gardens, this charming 2 Bedroom villa unit enjoys the peaceful benefits of a large adjoining garden oasis. This elegant single-level home represents an excellent lowmaintenance lifestyle opportunity. Nearby to trams and Toorak Rd shops.

Auction Inspect Land Contact

Auction Inspect Contact

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Saturday 9th October at 11am Thursday & Saturday 12.45-1.15pm 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

Office Visit

Saturday 16th October at 11.30am Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 11-11.30am Tim Picken 0419 305 802 Monica Rezk 0413 596 342 818 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn. Tel 9810 5000

23 Acheron Street - DONCASTER

2/1529 Malvern Road - GLEN IRIS

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).

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.

Auction Inspect Land Contact

Auction Inspect Contact

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Saturday 9th October at 1pm Wednesday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 11-11.30am 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

Office Visit

Saturday 9th October at 1pm Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm Murray Peden 0411 154 511 Steven Abbott 0407 324 240 1121 High Street, Armadale. Tel 9832 0500

24 Currajong Road - HAWTHORN EAST

4/7 College Parade - KEW

This immediately inviting 3 Bedroom, 2 bathroom 1930s residence is enhanced by leafy proximity to Auburn village and Anderson Park. Alluring north-facing Living, equally engaging Dining, central Kitchen and second Living lead to deep, enticing outdoor dimensions. Dual off street parking. Space to extend if so desired.

A magnificent garden setting and northerly aspect are enjoyed from the secure firstfloor vantage point of this spacious 3 Bedroom, completely refurbished older style apartment in a blue chip position near vibrant Glenferrie Road.

Auction Inspect Land Contact

Auction Inspect Contact

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Saturday 2nd October at 12.30pm Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday from 12noon 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

Office Visit

Saturday 16th October at 10am Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 10-10.30am Tim Picken 0419 305 802 Michael Hingston 0412 922 488 818 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn. Tel 9810 5000

2/1377 Burke Road - KEW EAST

2/16 Edgevale Road - KEW

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.

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.

Auction Inspect Contact

Auction Inspect Contact

Office Visit

Saturday 2nd October at 11am Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday from 10.30am Greg Toogood 0418 385 440 Richard Earle 0418 564 168 818 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn. Tel 9810 5000

Office Visit

Saturday 9th October at 12noon Thursday & Saturday 12-12.30pm Sue Wooldridge 0413 476 674 Alastair Craig 0418 335 363 818 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn. Tel 9810 5000

1/50 Hartington Street - KEW

3/54 Belgravia Avenue - MONT ALBERT NORTH

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.

Set at the rear so that sunny aspects are maximized, this inviting 3 Bedroom, 2 bathroom townhouse unit is 1 of only 3 in an appealing position close to Belmore Road shops. Bright Living/Dining and light-filled Kitchen/Meals spaces lead to welcoming courtyard. Ducted heating, efficient air-conditioning. Double garage.

Auction Inspect Contact

Auction Inspect Land Contact

Office Visit

Saturday 9th October at 12noon Thursday 11.15-11.45am & Saturday 11-11.30am Greg Toogood 0418 385 440 Richard Earle 0418 564 168 818 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn. Tel 9810 5000

Office Visit

Saturday 16th October at 11am Thursday 1.30-2pm & Saturday 11.45am-12.15pm Irreg 310 sq. metres (3,337 sq. ft) approx. Patrick Dennis 0409 321 159 Julian Tonkin 0419 241 341 244 Whitehorse Road, Balwyn. Tel 9831 2800

42 Valda Avenue - MONT ALBERT NORTH

4/102 Broughton Road - SURREY HILLS

This elevated, fully renovated 3 Bedroom home´s generous Living/Dining areas bask in bright northern light and are complemented by separate Kitchen/meals that conveys a fresh modern feel. Ducted heating ensures comfort, side drive to car-port contributes convenience, charming garden completes a sensational scenario.

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 Land Contact

Auction Inspect Contact

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Saturday 16th October at 11am Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 10-10.30am Irreg 632 sq. metres (6,800 sq. ft) approx. Julian Tonkin 0419 341 341 William Chen 0438 383 336 244 Whitehorse Road, Balwyn. Tel 9831 2800

Office Visit

Saturday 9th October at 11am Thursday 11.15-11.45am & Saturday 11.45am-12.15pm Tom Ryan 0413 872 550 Richard Earle 0418 564 168 818 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn. Tel 9810 5000


4B Yarrbat Avenue

202/662 Whitehorse Road - SURREY HILLS Stunning and sophisticated enjoying pride of place in a spectacular contemporary complex, this brand new first-floor apartment is an immaculate home or investment of the highest quality in a lifestyle location near trams, trains, shopping, parks and schools. 2 Bedrooms, bathroom, northern terrace, views, secure basement parking. Auction Inspect Contact Office Visit

Saturday 16th October at 10.30am Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 11.30am-12noon Robert Ding 0418 858 393 Katherine Ding 0408 858 940 244 Whitehorse Road, Balwyn. Tel 9831 2800

Stylish Single Level Living, Great Location on 604 sqm (approx) Take a stroll through the beautiful Maranoa Gardens & Beckett Park or relax & enjoy in the privacy of your own internal courtyard or out in the generous size back porch looking into a peaceful garden. Feel the spacious open plan living, dining & quality kitchen/meals with lovely polished floor boards. Complemented by 2 double bedrooms with BIRs, bathroom, powder room & laundry, hydronic heating, workshop & 2 car accommodation. Conveniently located in a most desirable Balwyn address, close to Whitehorse Road shopping precinct, cafes, trams, library & in the Balwyn High School zone. Possible new home site (STCA). Land: 12.03m x 50.29m or 604 sqm. (approx).

Auction: Price: Open: Contact:


Sat 16th Oct at 11am $850,000 plus Thursday & Saturday 11.00 - 11.30am Choon Chieh 0412 128 886 Chris Ewart 0419 897 979 1161 Burke Road Kew 9817 0123


19 Capella Street

Housing a Myriad of Options Rentable, liveable or clear the slate and build your new dream home on a generous allotment of 700 sqm approx. Comprises: living and dining rooms of large proportions, sunroom, 2 good size bedrooms, functional kitchen, internal laundry and lock up garage. Easy access to the Eastern Freeway, City bound bus and tram, schools, Bellevue Shopping Centre, Freeway Golf Course, Koonung Creek Bike Trail and Yarra River walking tracks. An ideal investment for the future or move in and redecorate and reap the benefits of this much desired area.

Auction: Open: Contact: Office:

Saturday 16th October at 12.30pm Thursday & Saturday 2.00 - 2.30pm Anthony Panayi 0430 464 111 Russell Turner 0419 955 655 1161 Burke Road Kew 9817 0123

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SHOREHAM 1 Beach Road Simply Sensational! Land 1.5 Acres Two-minutes walk to the beautifully preserved Shoreham beachfront; land with established trees & small creek. Plenty of space for your beach-house, tennis court, pool, creek-side garden & more. Around an hour from Melbourne, on the lovely Mornington Peninsula with wineries, galleries & miles of pristine coastline. Auction Sunday 24th Oct 12noon Prue McLaughlin 0417 389 006 View By Appointment Andrew Hines 0400 630 630 Tom Barr Smith 0438 368 020 47A Cook Street, Flinders

Flinders. 5989 1000

KEW 6/108 Walpole Street First floor three bedroom apartment comprising huge L shaped living & dining, new kitchen with stainless steel appliances, meals area, double bedrooms with built-in robes, bright bathroom with laundry facilities, security & carport on title. Excellent property offering a comfortable lifestyle or superb as a rental investment. $480,000 to $530,000.

278 High Street, Kew


Saturday 9th October at 11am


Thursday 12-12:30 pm & Saturday 12-12:30 pm


Bruce Bonnett 0418 333 042 & Nick Whyte 0417 131 153

9854 8888

KEW EAST 1224 Old Burke Road Relaxed Sophistication. In a quiet no-through-road near Hays Paddock, perfectly presented and secure behind a high fence with auto gates, this magnificent modern home features a welcoming entrance area, exceptional living and entertaining space with high ceilings, parquetry flooring, an electric fireplace and a window wall opening to a large northern deck. It includes 3 beautiful bedrooms plus a study/4th bedroom with walk-in or built-in robes and marvellous porcelain tiled ensuite and family bathrooms. The main bedroom also enjoys a private courtyard. The gleaming air-conditioned kitchen features caesar stone benches and splash backs, stainless steel Euro appliances. There is internal access to the auto double garage. This exceptional home is like new and offers easy access to bus, trams, supermarket and the Eastern Freeway.


Saturday 23 October at 2pm

Guide Inspect Land Melway Contact Office

$1.1 million - $1.2 million Thurs 10.45-11.15am & Sat 12-12.30pm 450 sq m approx. 45 K1 Jeremy Tyrrell 0423 023 950, Brett Greig 0431 798 237 61 Doncaster Road, Balwyn North 9859 9561

Canterbury 4 Willandra Avenue Brand new excellence, blue ribbon lifestyle! Exquisitely crafted masterpiece offering unbridled family luxury in cul-de-sac near Maling Road, transport and excellent schools. Elegantly merging into a traditional streetscape, this brand new abode delivers low-care, high-impact surrounds reaching new heights in contemporary living/entertaining excellence with an environmental sensitivity rarely seen. Flowing formal rooms and gallery-style casual zone frame superb salt/ solar pool views whilst 5 huge bedrooms (3/ensuites) are served by stylish bathroom and 2 powder rooms. Lifestyle luxuries include teen zone, Miele kitchen (butler’s pantry), fabulous poolside al fresco kitchen, heating/ cooling/security and auto-gates/triple garage. Land 702sqm (7560sqft) 21.34m x 32.92m (70’ x 108’) approximately.




3 Thurs 12.00 - 12.30pm, 5.30 - 6.15pm & Sat 11.00 - 11.30am Sat 9th October - 12.00pm 46 / E11 $3,000,000 - $3,300,000 Hawthorn / Camberwell Office, 1153-1157 Burke Road 3101 9944 3888 Paul Pfeiffer 0411 224 008 Laurence Murphy 0421 829 028

Balwyn 6 Canyon Street The School Of Style From the exterior French Provincial style to the modern internal style, this home shows how it is done – and done well - in a quiet green belt in BHSZ. Top quality and style is totally evident in every room! Downstairs: large bedroom with walk-in robe, dressing room, very elegant ensuite, double door office and powder room. A kitchenette plus a main kitchen serve the huge family-friendly family living and dining room that opens to pillars on the terrace and small garden. Formal living and entertaining is easily handled in the large open living and dining room. An upstairs leisure room is large enough for everyone – and their friends!


Thurs 11.00 - 11.30am & Sat from 1.00pm


Sat 2nd October - 1.30pm


46 A6


$2,100,000 - $2,300,000


Balwyn Office 544 Whitehorse Road 3103


9830 7000

> CONTACT Paul Richards 0414 503 324

Evan Lykourinos 0414 555 455 Nick Walker 0417 330 650

Glen Iris 26 Summerhill Road A portrait of history in Summerhill Road (100’ x 150’) 15,000 sq ft approx. Original 1910 architecture, fittings and fixtures, lovingly maintained and sympathetically improved, have kept this wonderful home in perfect condition for 100 years. Today’s modern family will also love the options provided by a formal sitting room, large living room and downstairs bedrooms. The large and modern kitchen still reflects the original home style while the family living and dining room has the extravagant space demanded by modern day living. Glass doors open to outdoor living, children’s grassy play garden and inground pool and spa. Walking distance of many fine schools, parkland, cafes, the new “Leo’s” supermarket, train to the CBD & trams to Camberwell Junction. Land 1,394 sq m (30.48 frontage 45.72 deep) approx.


Thurs 2.00 - 2.30pm & Sat 2.30 - 3.15pm


Sat 16th October - 2.30pm


60 C6


$1,700,000 - $1,900,000


Glen Iris Office 58 High Street 3146


9885 9811

> CONTACT Anne Mackie 0417 034 212

Sasha Romensky 0401 903 144 Glen Coutinho 0409 779 399

st 12 Denmark Hawthorn Hill RoadEast 12 Denmark Hill Road

ities in Camberwell Endless Junction Opportunities in Camberwell Junction


Thurs 12.15 - 12.45pm & Sat 2.45 - 3.15pm > VIEW

Thurs 12.15 - 12.45pm & Sat 2.45 - 3.15pm


Sat 16th October - 11.30am


Sat 16th October - 11.30am


59 H1




Hawthorn/Camberwell Office

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1153-1157 Burke Road, Kew 3101 > TEL

9944 3888

> CONTACT Suzie Blade 0407 633 663

Paul Walker 0418 323 122

Hawthorn 8/64 Riversdale Road Super-style on Scotch Hill! Offering peace of mind and ease of lifestyle, this ultra-stylish apartment, on the 1st floor of a unique development boasts video security, 2 car basement parking (storage) and lift access. Keep your expectations high because the standards are impressive inside with integrated kitchen/living domain flaunting chic Blanco/stone kitchen and extending north to an entertainment terrace with city skyline views; it’s a millionaires lifestyle for a fraction of the cost! Also comprises city views from the lovely bedroom (BIRs), designer bathroom, generous laundry, heating/cooling and amazing Scotch Hill location with Yarra parklands, city tram, boutiques and restaurants all nearby.




2 Thurs 1.00 - 1.30pm & Sat 3.00 - 3.30pm Sat 9th October - 1.00pm 45 / C12 $420,000 - $460,000 Hawthorn/Camberwell Office, 1153-1157 Burke Road 3101 9944 3888 Paul Pfeiffer 0411 224 008 Danielle Henry 0409 808 955

Kew 42 Mary Street Classic charm with modern flair! Picturesque Victorian charm, spacious contemporary comfort, brilliant lifestyle location on the vibrant edge of Kew Junction and walking distance to Glenferrie Road prove to be a compelling combination in this immaculate Victorian home. A stylish transformation retains classic original beauty through 3 large bedrooms (BIRs, 2/OFPs) whilst flowing Bosch kitchen/living domain reflects today’s relaxed indoor/outdoor lifestyle with French doors to leafy deck and glorious paved court-garden perfect for private entertaining amidst the lush surrounds. Also features: stylish bathroom, laundry, heating, air-conditioning, security, grey water system, highest-rating insulation and passive solar design features.




Thurs & Sat 11.00 - 11.30am Sat 9th October - 11.00am 45 / E6 $770,000 - $850,000 Hawthorn/Camberwell Office, 1153-1157 Burke Road 3101 9944 3888 Maurice Di Marzio 0419 182 276 Danielle Henry 0409 808 955

Mont Albert North 51a Strabane Avenue Contemporary design compliments a low maintenance lifestyle. Town residence without compromise on space. Open plan living to garden deck and Smeg kitchen where bi-fold glass windows open for easy indoor/ outdoor servery. Comprises: formal living, main bedroom (WIRs, ens), 2 bedrooms (1/northern views from balcony), upper teen living/home office, 2nd bathroom and powder room. Features: 3 way zoned ducted heating/ evap cooling, ducted vacuum, auto-gates to remote garage and storage throughout.




Armadale 20 Moorhouse Street Held since 1969, this freestanding 3-bedroom period offers a rare opening in this premier address abutting High St’s cafes, boutiques & trams. 2 living areas, off-street parking, north west rear garden & renovation potential.




Thurs 11.45 - 12.15pm & Sat as advertised > AUCTION Sat 16th October - 1.30pm > MEL REF 59 / A7 > EPR $1,300,000 - $1,400,000 > OFFICE Armadale Office, 835 High Street 3143 > TEL 9509 0411 > CONTACT Andrew James 0411 420 788 Andrew Summons 0418 321 604 > VIEW

1 Thurs 11.00 - 11.30am & Sat 1.00 - 1.30pm Sat 16th October - 11.00am 46 / J6 $900,000 - $990,000 Balwyn Office, 544 Whitehorse Road 3103 9830 7000 Paul Pfeiffer 0411 224 008 Laurence Murphy 0421 829 028

Ashburton 5 Hudson Court Located in one of Ashburton’s many “cul de sacs” this substantial 4 B/R, family orientated home offers large open living spaces, great outdoor entertaining & access to Ashburton Recreational Centre, Ashburton Shopping Village & Holmesglen Tafe.

Thurs 2.00 - 2.30pm & Sat 3.00 - 3.30pm > AUCTION Sat 16th October - 3.30pm > MEL REF 60 / F10 > OFFICE Glen Iris Office 58 High Street 3146 > TEL 9885 9811 > CONTACT Reilly Waterfield 0422 291 773 Lauchlan Waterfield 0422 290 489 Glen Coutinho 0409 779 399 > VIEW

Balwyn 1/27 Grey Street Two courtyards and self-contained studio in this downsizer’s dream home. Two bedrooms (BIR), bathroom, laundry and separate WC. Kitchen and open plan living/meals. Heating/cooling. Walk to transport, shops and cafes.

Balwyn North 1a Ferdinand Avenue Distinctive 1970s home elevated in Balwyn High School zone offers flexible living and horizon views with formal/casual zones, 3 bedrooms (main/WIRs/ensuite), huge teen zone (4th bedroom plus rumpus) and massive deck. Land: 684sqm (7,370sqft) approximately.




Thurs 1.00 - 1.30pm & Sat from 10.30am > AUCTION Sat 2nd October - 11.00am > MEL REF 46 / A6 > EPR $600,000 - $660,000 > OFFICE Balwyn Office, 544 Whitehorse Road 3103 > TEL 9830 7000 > CONTACT Claire Wenn 0409 857 506 Troy Rendle 0438 305 520 > VIEW




Thurs 2.45 - 3.15pm & Sat 1.45 - 2.15pm > AUCTION Sat 9th October - 2.00pm > MEL REF 46 / G2 > EPR $900,000 - $990,000 > OFFICE Balwyn Office, 544 Whitehorse Road 3103 > TEL 9830 7000 > CONTACT Paul Pfeiffer 0411 224 008 Claire Wenn 0409 857 506 Maurice Di Marzio 0419 182 276 > VIEW

Balwyn 12/4-8 Kireep Road Enjoy balcony city views and 2 private courtyards in walking distance from Maranoa Gardens, trams, park & shops. Stunning sitting room, kitchen and dining, 3 bedrooms (main ens/WIR). Sep WC, laundry & bathrm, heat/cool, security & double carport.

Hawthorn 10/574 Glenferrie Road Located on the ground floor is a garden apartment positioned at the rear with the entrance off Urquhart St. Boasts stunning renovation. Comps: entrance, mod kitchen, lounge with north facing windows overlooking large private courtyard and bathroom with laundry facilities.




Thurs 1.00 - 1.30pm & Sat 11.00 - 11.30am > AUCTION Sat 16th October - 11.00am > MEL REF 46 / F8 > EPR $620,000 - $680,000 > OFFICE Balwyn Office, 544 Whitehorse Road 3103 > TEL 9830 7000 > CONTACT Toby Parker 0413 581 104 Chris Johnson 0433 466 463 > VIEW




Sat 2nd October - 2.00pm 45 / D12 $480,000 - $530,000 Hawthorn / Camberwell Office, 1153-1157 Burke Road 3101 > TEL 9944 3888 > CONTACT Paul Pfeiffer 0411 224 008 Danielle Henry 0409 808 955 > AUCTION > MEL REF > EPR > OFFICE

Hawthorn East 506/4-14 Burke Avenue Excellent location for Burke Rd cafes, restaurants and entertainment venues, supermarket, speciality stores and Genesis Gym. Stainless-steel and stone kitchen, central heating and refrigerated A/C & video intercom.

Hawthorn East 17 Maraquita Grove Freestanding 3 bed, 2 bath home with instant appeal. Finished perfectly with gleaming polished boards, marble benches and cedar plantation shutters. A genuine short walk to Tooronga station and the new Tooronga Village.

Thurs 5.30 - 6.00pm & Sat 11.30 - 12.00pm > AUCTION Sat 16th October - 4.30pm > MEL REF 45 J12 > EPR $620,000 - $670,000 > OFFICE Hawthorn/Camberwell Office 1153-1157 Burke Road, Kew 3101 > TEL 9944 3888 > CONTACT Suzie Blade 0407 633 663 Glen Coutinho 0409 779 399 > VIEW

Thurs 2.00 - 2.30pm & Sat 2.00pm - 2.45pm > AUCTION Sat 9th October - 2.30pm > MEL REF 59 F5 > EPR $800,000 - $850,000 > OFFICE Hawthorn/Camberwell Office 1153-1157 Burke Road, Kew 3101 > TEL 9944 3888 > CONTACT Suzie Blade 0407 633 663 Paul Walker 0418 323 122 > VIEW

Hawthorn East 3/43 Clifton Road Immaculate unit with 2 bedrooms (BIRs), renovated kitchen/meals with stainless steel appliances, living room, ducted heating, A/C and rear access with parking. Freeway access, schools and shops nearby.

Kew East 2/33 Woodlands Avenue Features timber floors, living room with bay window & fireplace (plus gas duct heat & split system A/C), family room opening to meals area & kitchen overlooking the rear garden. North facing balcony. Features: ducted vacuum, intercom, garage plus carport for a second car.




Thurs 6.00 - 6.30pm & Sat 1.00 - 1.30pm > AUCTION Sat 9th October - 2.00pm > MEL REF 59 / H4 > EPR $570,000 - $620,000 > OFFICE Hawthorn/Camberwell Office, 1153-1157 Burke Road 3101 > TEL 9944 3888 > CONTACT Toby Parker 0413 581 104 Chris Johnson 0433 466 463 > VIEW




Thurs & Sat 2.15 - 2.45pm Sat 16th October - 1.00pm 45 / J4 $620,000 - $680,000 Hawthorn/Camberwell Office, 1153-1157 Burke Road 3101 > TEL 9944 3888 > CONTACT Toby Parker 0413 581 104 Laurence Murphy 0421 829 028 > VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF > EPR > OFFICE

Malvern East 88 Emo Road Long held, this double-fronted 3-bedroom period residence on an impressive 660m2 approx. with parking is waiting in the wings for revival or renewal, STCA, in this family location near Ardrie Park and transport.

Prahran 2/15 Arkle Street This stylishly renovated Art Deco home, with lush front garden & sunny rear courtyard, boasts 2 bedrooms, bathroom with concealed laundry, kitchen, study & living zone. Decorative ceilings, polished floorboards, ducted heating, 2 OFP, storage, security entrance & parking.




Thurs 12.15 - 12.45pm & Sat as advertised > AUCTION Sat 9th Oct - 11.30am > MEL REF 68 / H1 > EPR $1,000,000 - $1,100,000 > OFFICE Glen Iris Office, 58 High Street 3146 > TEL 9885 9811 > CONTACT Lauchlan Waterfield 0422 290 489 Andrew Summons 0418 321 604 > VIEW




Thurs 4.15 - 4.45pm & Sat as advertised > AUCTION Sat 9th October - 1.30pm > MEL REF 58 / G7 > EPR $700,000-$770,000 > OFFICE Armadale Office, 835 High Street 3143 > TEL 9509 0411 > CONTACT Adam Bloem 0400 803 653 Andrew Summons 0418 321 604 > VIEW

Mont Albert North 57 Kenmare Street Wonderful opportunity to buy into this sought after pocket of Mont Albert North! Fabulous potential for a stunning new home, renovation or amazing options to redevelop with a grand sized block of land in prime location (subject to council approval).

Prahran East 31 Bowen Street Here’s a bare bones freestanding Victorian cottage which screams potential in a beautiful period streetscape near Lumley Park. Northern rear aspect & courtyard, garage via ROW, sep living & dining & 2 bedrooms all warranting renovation, STCA. While floorboards, tall ceilings, an arched hallway & stained glass entrance all await rejuvenation!




Thurs 12.00 - 12.30pm & Sat 1.00 - 1.30pm > AUCTION Sat 16th October - 12.00pm > MEL REF 46 / K7 > EPR $850,000 - $930,000 > OFFICE Balwyn Office, 544 Whitehorse Road 3103 > TEL 9830 7000 > CONTACT Toby Parker 0413 581 104 Troy Rendle 0438 305 520 > VIEW




Thurs 1.15 - 1.45pm & Sat as advertised > AUCTION Sat 16th October - 10.30am > MEL REF 58 / G7 > EPR $600,000-$650,000 > OFFICE Armadale Office, 835 High Street 3143 > TEL 9509 0411 > CONTACT Mark Robertson 0416 042 204 Andrew Summons 0418 321 604 > VIEW

aRMadalE 15 lambeth avenue Exquisite Victorian block-fronted residence delivers captivating timeless elegance through a surprisingly spacious light-filled interior. Baltic-pine floors and 15ft ceilings define study, elegant sitting and formal dining. Main bedroom (marble spa-ensuite/WIR) is complemented by three further bedrooms (BIRs) and bathroom. Bright dining, gourmet European kitchen and generous living open to northwest courtyard/garden. Features 5 marble fireplaces, ducted-heating, air-conditioning, alarm, powder-room, laundry, attic storage and double-garage.


Saturday 16th October at 12.30pm


Thursday 12.15-12.45pm & Saturday 11.45-12.15pm


Mark Williams 0417 189 377 adam Jack 0418 613 188


1111 High Street armadale 9822 9999

TooRak 4/226a kooyong Road The prestigious address of this magnificent town-residence appropriately matches the sheer scale, luxury and designer style within. Luxurious finishes including marble and parquetry exude timeless elegance through reception hall, refined study, elegant formal entertaining room, light-filled living/dining and gourmet Miele kitchen. Three sumptuous bedrooms all feature balconies, WIRs and marble en-suites. Features zoned heating/cooling, alarm, ducted-vacuum, powder-room, security intercom, laundry, double-garage.


Saturday 16th october at 11.30am


Thursday 1.45-2.15pm & Saturday 12.15-12.45pm


Madeline kennedy 0411 873 913 John Manton 0411 444 930


1111 High Street armadale 9822 9999

TOORak 192a Williams Road The classic elegance of this double-fronted Hawthorn brick Victorian, metres to Hawksburn and Toorak Village is superbly matched by light-filled contemporary style. Baltic-pine floors and high ceilings define arched hallway and three bedrooms with BIRs/OFPs (2 marble) complemented by designer bathroom and powder-room. Natural light streams through inviting living/dining (OFP) and stylish European kitchen opening to North-facing courtyard (OFP). Features Nobo heating, RC air-conditioner, laundry, security intercom, secure parking for 2 cars, auto-gates. Land: 293sqm/3,161sqft (approx).


Saturday 16th October at 10.30am


Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 10-10.30am


Peter Bennison 0418 332 864 Dean Gilbert 0418 994 939 Justin Long 0418 537 973


1111 High Street armadale 9822 9999

ARAMDAlE 32 Adelaide Street Brilliantly transformed Edwardian residence creates a breathtaking impact in an elite locale. Classic elegance and striking designer style are seamlessly blended through sitting room (OFP), study, main bedroom with WIR/BIR/OFP and marble en-suite, two further bedrooms (BIRs), upstairs living and bathroom. Distinctive Miele gourmet kitchen and stunning living/dining open to deep northeast garden. Features ducted heating/cooling, powder-room, irrigation, water-tanks, laundry, double-garage.


Saturday 16th October at 11.30am


Thursday & Saturday 1-1.30pm


Rae Tomlinson 0418 336 234 Heather Elder 0413 273 079


1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

ARmADALE 16 Valentine Grove Enticing c1910 solid-brick Edwardian residence combines period charm and light-filled comfort with enormous renovation/extension or new home-site/development potential.(STCA). Distinguished by ornate ceilings, fireplaces and timber floors, the sitting room and formal dining are complemented by spacious living/dining and well-equipped kitchen opening to northwest garden, main bedroom with BIR/en-suite, two further bedrooms (BIRs) and second bathroom. Features ducted-heating, 4 x air-conditioners, alarm, watering-system and double driveway. Land: 849sqm/9,138sqft (approx).


Saturday 16th October at 1.30pm


Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 11-11.30am


Adam Jack 0418 613 188 mark Williams 0417 189 377


1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

MAlvERN 4/331 Glenferrie Road The architectural brilliance of Nicholas Day and the quality of awardwinning Glenn Eagles Homes combine to create one of the finest single residences. Set to the rear for maximum privacy, offering the highest level of quality and finishes, comprising 2 beautiful ensuited bedrooms (main with WIR), spacious study/den, magnificent open plan marble and Miele appointed kitchen overlooking elegant informal living and dining leading to a north facing sun filled terrace providing the perfect outdoor entertaining area. Also features: European Oak parquetry, separate powder room, full laundry, private lift, security, storage. The perfect lifestyle awaits! glenneagles homes


Saturday 16th October at 11.30am


Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm


Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271 Nicole French 0417 571 505


1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Glen IRIs 16 Hillside Parade A commitment to quality defines this immaculately maintained two-storey family residence boasting a distinctive faรงade and brilliant interior designed to capture northern sunlight. Comprising powder room, sitting room, laundry, gourmet kitchen, informal dining, two separate living areas plus covered deck creating exceptional indoor/ outdoor entertaining options, five bedrooms (2ensuites, BIRs, main/WIR, balcony/views), bathroom, retreat. Includes alarm, intercom, ducted heating/cooling/vacuum, low-maintenance gardens, remote/double garage.


saturday 16th October at 10.30am


Thursday 11-11.30am & saturday 11.45-12.15pm


Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581 Mark sproule 0408 090 205 James Tostevin 0417 003 333


266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

HAWTHORn EAST 57 Harold Street This pretty double-fronted Edwardian cottage harmoniously blends traditional period features with spacious northfacing living areas ideal for entertaining and relaxation. Recently refurbished comprising double-arched hallway, three bedrooms (main/ensuite), formal dining, second bathroom+euro laundry. An expansive full-width kitchen, dining (bay window) and living room opens to a sunny, private low-maintenance garden. Includes ducted heating, OFPs, BIRs, remote/OSP/ROW. Walk to Camberwell Junction shops/cafes/cinema/transport.


Saturday 16th October at 3.30pm


Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 11-11.30am


Joe Muinos 0423 222 043 James Tostevin 0417 003 333


266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

HaWtHORn 4a Vivian Grove Instantly appealing Edwardian home (c1910) in quiet culde-sac features an eye-catching faรงade and sought-after period charm coupled with fully renovated contemporary indoor/outdoor living areas comprising formal lounge room (OFP, city skyline glimpses), separate dining, three bedrooms (main/WIR/ensuite) stylishly renovated bathroom and laundry. Superbly appointed kitchen plus open plan family/ meals area opening to a deck with wisteria-clad pergola and private garden. Includes ducted heating/cooling, R/C airconditioner, workshop/storage.


Saturday 9th October at 10.30am


thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 2-2.30pm


Geordie Dixon 0418 588 399 James tostevin 0417 003 333


266 auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

KEW 75 Malin Street Prestigiously located, this predominately single level residence brilliantly blends designer style, luxury and family flexibility. Polished boards flow through entrance hall to sitting room, sublime Miele kitchen and inviting living/dining opening to north-facing courtyard. Main bedroom (en-suite/WIR) is complemented by two further bedrooms, bathroom, third toilet and spacious living room/4th bedroom. Huge basement encompasses recreation/gym plus double-garage. Features ducted heating/vacuum, alarm, video-intercom, laundry. Only moments to Glenferrie Road shopping and a host of Melbourne's finest schools.


Saturday 16th October at 1.30pm


Thursday 1.30-2pm & Saturday 11-11.30am


Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271 Nick Ptak 0413 370 442 Nicole French 0417 571 505


266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

SuRRey HILLS 5 View Street Immediately appealing c1920’s solid-brick residence is rich in period character and impressive family comfort. High ceilings distinguish elegant sitting room (OFP), study, main bedroom with OFP/WIR and en-suite, three further bedrooms (BIRs) and bright bathroom. Well-equipped kitchen and generous living/dining open to private northwest garden with heated pool and spa. Features ducted-heating, ceiling fans, irrigation, double-carport, garage via ROW, laundry. Land: 863sqm (approx).


Saturday 16th October at 12.30pm


Thursday 1.30-2pm & Saturday 12.45-1.15pm


Walter Dodich 0413 262 655 Stephen Gough 0439 844 855


266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

CaulFIeld NOrth 23 Malakoff Street Offering irresistible street presence in one of the areas premier heritage streetscapes, this grand Victorian residence exquisitely combines its original spaces with an equally engaging contemporary extension. Interiors of impressive dimensions include 3 beautiful bedrooms, main with ensuite, study/4th bedroom, formal lounge, OFP, Stone kitchen and bathrooms and expansive informal living and dining extending to a broad rear garden with sumptuous swimming pool and automated Vergola.


Saturday 9th October at 1.30pm


thursday, Saturday & Sunday 1-1.30pm


heather elder 0413 273 079 Justin long 0418 537 973


1111 high Street armadale 9822 9999

CaulFIEld NoRth 21 Merton Street Impressive architect designed Neo-Georgian residence sets new benchmark in luxurious family living. Exceptional proportions define five beautiful bedrooms all featuring designer en-suites/WIR/BIRs, elegant formal rooms, home theatre, upstairs living, sensational living/dining with sublime kitchen and butler’s kitchen opening to spectacular north-facing garden featuring gas/solar heated pool/spa. Features ducted heating/cooling/vacuum, alarm, videosecurity, inside/outside audio wiring, water-tank, auto sprinklers, laundry, outdoor bathroom, outdoor BBQ kitchen and double-garage.


Sunday 3rd october at 1pm


thursday & Saturday 2-2.30pm & Sunday from 12.30pm


Rae tomlinson 0418 336 234 John Bongiorno 0418 328 056


1111 high Street armadale 9822 9999

TOORak 6 Canterbury Road Glorious c1890 Victorian residence offers an irresistible “oasis� lifestyle near Hawksburn Village. Impressive 14ft ceilings distinguish arched hallway, sitting room and banquet-sized formal dining. Main bedroom (BIR/ en-suite) is complemented by two further bedrooms (1BIR) and spa-bathroom. Exceptionally spacious wellequipped kitchen and living/dining open to private northeast garden with solar-heated pool. Features 3 x marble fireplaces, 1x additional fireplace, ducted/hydronic heating, alarm, audio-wiring, laundry, 2xOSP.


Saturday 9th October at 2.30pm


Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 12.30-1pm


Matthew Wassylko 0412 793 544 Justin Long 0418 537 973


1111 High Street armadale 9822 9999

SOuTH YaRRa 19 Hobson Street Enchanting freestanding c1890 Italianate Victorian residence near Hawksburn Village matches glorious period elegance with light-filled contemporary style. Generous proportions and Baltic-pine floors define arched hallway and three bedrooms (3BIRs and 1OFP) served by bathroom with laundry. Light streams through living room (OFP), bright dining and modern Blanco kitchen opening to westfacing deck and garage via ROW. Features hydronic heating, 2x reverse cycle air-conditioners, alarm.


Saturday 2nd October at 12.30pm


Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday from 12noon


James McCormack 0410 503 389 Dean Gilbert 0418 994 939


1111 High Street armadale 9822 9999

ARMAdALE 5 Glassford Street Refined Munro Estate solid-brick Edwardian superbly blends period elegance with immaculately presented family comfort. High ceilings define L-shaped entrance hall, elegant sitting room (OFP), main bedroom boasting marble en-suite/BIR, two further bedrooms (1OFP) and bathroom. Exceptionally spacious European kitchen and generous living/dining (fireplace) open to deep northfacing landscaped garden. Features ducted-heating, airconditioner, alarm, powder-room, laundry, drip-system, double-carport via ROW.


Saturday 9th October at 11.30am


Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm


Joanna Nairn 0419 994 664 Charles Reid 0407 386 300


1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

KOOyONG 65 Talbot Cresent Fully renovated with French influence and flair, this seductive three bedroom residence’s landscaped outdoor dimensions include direct access to Kooyong Park. Such an exceptional lifestyle advantage complements flawlessly presented spaces including light-filled living/dining opening to designer deck with main gas BBQ. Central study and sunny sitting room/third bedroom and fully-tiled bathroom complete refined downstairs proportions beneath two upstairs bedrooms sharing a sparkling second bathroom. Versatile basement retreat creates home theatre options, among a range of appealing possibilities. Off-street parking.


Saturday 16th October at 1.30pm


Thursday & Saturday 1-1.30pm


Anthony Reis 0417 352 774 Peter Bennison 0418 332 864


1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

MaLveRN 30 Parslow Street Immaculately presented c1912 timber residence set within a deep Northeast allotment offers enticing opportunity to renovate, rebuild a new dream home or develop (Subject to council approval). Generous proportions define hallway, inviting sitting room, two bedrooms, bright bathroom, spacious kitchen and sunny living room overlooking deep garden. Self-contained bungalow comprises bedroom (BIR), kitchenette and bathroom. Features gas-heater, airconditioner, laundry, carport and garage via ROW. Land: 15.2mx42.6m/50’x140’ (approx).


Saturday 16th October at 12.30pm


Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 1.30-2pm


Peter Bennison 0418 332 864 Dean Gilbert 0418 994 939 Justin Long 0418 537 973


1111 High Street armadale 9822 9999

MaLveRN 13 Thanet Street Beautifully renovated freestanding block-fronted victorian impressively blends classic allure with contemporary style. Spotted Gum floors provide a contemporary balance through arched hallway to stylish Smeg kitchen featuring Caesarstone benches and generously proportioned living/ dining room flowing to landscaped courtyard/garden. Ornate ceilings define main bedroom with OFP and designer en-suite/WIR, two further bedrooms (BIRs), bathroom and powder-room. Features hydronic-heating, 2xRC/airconditioners, attic storage and drip-system.


Saturday 2nd October at 11.30am


Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday from 11am


Rae Tomlinson 0418 336 234 James Tomlinson 0408 350 684


1111 High Street armadale 9822 9999

MAlvern eAST 2063 Malvern road Immediately appealing 1930’s solid-brick residence combines period charm with pristine comfort in exceptionally deep north-facing garden. Polished floors and ornate ceilings define elegant sitting room (OFP), formal dining (OFP) and three bedrooms complemented by two bathrooms. Bright Blanco kitchen and living/dining room open to north-facing garden boasting vintage train carriage. Scope to extend or update (STCA). Features ducted-heating, 2xair-conditioners, laundry, garage.


Saturday 9th October at 3.30pm


Thursday 2.30-3pm & Saturday 1.30-2pm


Adam Jack 0418 613 188 Mark Williams 0417 189 377


1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

MAlvern eAST 8 Prior road Walking convenience to an array of sought after lifestyle amenities and a quiet, tree lined neighbourhood extend an irresistible invitation to renovate/extend or redevelop (STCA) this immaculate solid brick 1950’s residence. Formal living/dining, central kitchen (WIP), family living/dining, 3 bedrooms (x2 BIrs). established garden, lock up garage/ workshop, multiple OSP. Walk to Chadstone Shopping Centre, Phoenix Park, local schools. land 557 (approx).


Saturday 9th October at 12.30am


Thursday & Saturday 11.45-12.15pm


Anthony reis 0417 352 774 Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058


1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Malvern eaSt 5/602 Waverly road Setting the standard for contemporary living is this stylish 3 bedroom townhouse delivering luxury and lifestyle. Brimming with natural light and featuring premium polished floor boards, includes security entrance, open plan living, modern kitchen, and casual dining, and separate laundry with access to garage and rear courtyard. Upstairs are 3 sizeable bedrooms (main with access to a large private terraced balcony), and a central family bathroom.


Saturday 16th October at 11.30am


thursday & Saturday 11-11.30am


anthony reis 0417 352 774 Charles reid 0407 386 300


1111 High Street armadale 9822 9999

PraHran eaSt 17 airlie avenue Classically appealing block-fronted victorian is brilliantly enhanced by sublime contemporary style. Ornate ceilings and Baltic-pine floors define arched hallway, elegant sitting room (OFP) and three bedrooms, (2BIr/1OFP) complemented by stylish bathroom. Inviting living room (OFP), contemporary kitchen boasting St George double-oven and light-filled dining open to absolutely stunning northeast garden. Scope to further improve or update. Features ducted-heating, air-conditioner, alarm, video security, auto drip-system, laundry, garage and carport via rOW. land: 399sqm/4,298sqft (approx).


Saturday 9th October at 10.30am


thursday 11-11.30am & 6-6.30pm & Saturday 11-11.30am


nicole French 0417 571 505 Dean Gilbert 0418 994 939 Justin long 0418 537 973


1111 High Street armadale 9822 9999

PRahRan 16 Park Road Superb Mews-style executive residence combines contemporary elegance and sophisticated style ensuring timeless appeal in an enviable lifestyle location. Polished boards flow through light-filled hall, study/sitting room, stylish modern Smeg kitchen and generous living/ dining opening to landscaped northwest courtyard/garden. Main bedroom with BIR/en-suite are complemented by two further bedrooms, second bathroom and separate Eurolaundry. Features ducted heating/cooling, security-intercom, 1xbasement carpark, storage, powder-room.


Saturday 9th October at 10.30am


Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 10.30-11am


John Manton 0411 444 930 Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913


1111 high Street armadale 9822 9999

PRahRan 5/29 Lewisham Road Sensational contemporary north facing town-residence’s sleek and stylish design is matched by an enviable location near Victoria Gardens. Polished boards flow through generous open-plan living/dining spaces with state-of-the-art Bosch kitchen opening to wrap-around northwest leafy gardens. Large main bedroom with stylish en-suite/BIR is complemented by two further bedrooms (BIRs), bathroom and powder room. Features ducted heating/cooling, alarm, security-intercom, laundry, 3xsecure basement carparks, large store-room.


Saturday 16th October at 12.30pm


Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 2.45-3.15pm


John Manton 0411 444 930 Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913


1111 high Street armadale 9822 9999

HAwTHoRn 3 Scott Street This attractive split-level contemporary family residence in Scotch Hill precinct offers a flowing floor-plan, excellent sun-filled north-facing zoned living areas comprising entrance foyer, formal sitting/dining room, three bedrooms (BIRs/ensuite/retreat), stylish kitchen/living/dining area leading to all-weather outdoor entertaining deck; laundry, powder room, bathroom, study and family retreat/ bedroom. Includes intercom, polished timber floors, Euro S/S appliances, R/C airconditioners, gas heating, remote/ double garage (I/A).


Saturday 9th october at 1.30pm


Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 11.45-12.15pm


Joe Muinos 0423 222 043 James Tostevin 0417 003 333


266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

HAwTHoRn EAST 6 Albert Street Absolutely enchanting c1890 block fronted freestanding Victorian sensitively blends period allure with light-filled contemporary comfort. Jarrah boards flow through arched hallway to open plan sitting (oFP), dining and second living space with classic styled modern Smeg kitchen opening to northwest courtyard/garden. Main bedroom with en-suite is complemented by two further bedrooms (oFPs) and bathroom. Feature ducted heating/cooling, laundry, auto drip-system, 2xoSP.


Saturday 9th october at 11.30am


Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm


Leonard Teplin 0402 431 657 nicholas Franzmann 0412 247 175 Chris Barrett 0412 927 409


266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

KeW 24 St James Place Quiet, convenient two-storey townhouse enjoying idyllic location plus community barbeque area and heated inground pool comprising polished timber foyer, laundry, powder room, good-sized modern timber kitchen/meals with full-height folding doors opening to a north-facing living/ dining room and sunny courtyard ideal for indoor/outdoor entertaining. Upstairs three bedrooms (BIRs, main/WIR/ ensuite) plus adjoining bathroom. Includes intercom, ducted heating/cooling, gas wall heater, double carport.


Saturday 16th October at 11.30am


Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 12.45-1.15pm


Stuart evans 0402 067 710 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766


266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

KeW 37 Miller Grove A highly-coveted Studley Park cul-de-sac creates a most desirable family lifestyle setting to complement the invitingly wide frontage and exciting potential of this post-edwardian timber residence. A rare opportunity for renovators and builders, this character-filled home is presented in near-original order on a large 782sqm allotment (approx) close to leading independent schools, Kew Junction shopping, transport and parkland. Sympathetically restore and extend or construct a luxurious new family home (STCA). Offers four bedrooms, living room with fireplace inglenook, formal dining room with bay window, kitchen and meals area, bathroom, laundry, extensive woodwork, gas heater, sizable rear garden, sheds and OSP.


Saturday 9th October at 1.30pm


Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 1.45-2.15pm


Antony Woodley 0421 286 741 Peter Mitchell 0418 374 556


266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Kew 4 willsmere Road Brilliantly situated on a substantial elevated allotment measuring 1309 sqm (approximately) boasting two street frontages, the wealth of opportunities presented by this exceptionally spacious original Deco residence includes approved plans and permits for 12 stunning apartments or 4 luxury town-residences . (STCA). The sensational tree-lined location near Willsmere Village, Kew Junction and the Eastern Freeway and local transport contributes to this site’s outstanding appeal. 95.2ft frontage to Willsmere Road.


Saturday 16th October at 10.30am


Thursday 12.45-1.15pm & Saturday 3.45-4.15pm


walter Dodich 0413 262 655 Nicholas Franzmann 0412 247 175


266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Kew 24 College Parade Prestigiously positioned on the corner of College Place enjoying broad northern exposure and excellent ROw; consider a range of exciting options with this appealing home sited on a superb 538m” allotment (approx). enviably located just moments to premier schools, Glenferrie Road and trams, this established home is bursting with potential – renovate or develop STCA in a blue ribbon locale.


Saturday 2nd October at 11.30am


Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday from 11am


Peter Mitchell 0418 374 556 Rebecca McLean 0411 115 896 Antony woodley 0421 286 741


266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

CAMbERwELL 8 Elaroo Avenue Executors Auction just metres from beautiful Frog Hollow Reserve, this thoroughly charming 1930’s residence on 700sqm (approx) presents immaculate current day spaces with exciting renovation/ extension or even redevelopment (STCA) possibilities for the future. Handsome traditional character and a pretty established garden enhance 2 bedrooms, living (OFP), separate dining, large central kitchen/ meals, sunroom. Lock up garage, multiple OSP. Minutes to train/ tram, Middle Camberwell shops.


Saturday 9th October at 10.30am


Thursday & Saturday 11-11.30am


Nicholas Franzmann 0412 247 175 Mark Dayman 0409 342 462


266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

CAMbERwELL 4 Gleeson Avenue Instantly appealing family home with beautiful facade ideally located in leafy family-friendly area, zoned to sought-after schools, close to parks and public transport. Meticulously maintained inside/out the property features polished timber floors, formal/sitting room, three bedrooms (bIRs, main/ ensuite), family bathroom (with spa) , Euro laundry; kitchen plus generous informal dining/living, Merbeau deck and private rear garden. Under-house study/office, external wC, cellar and storage. Includes ducted heating/cooling, alarm, S/S oven/stove, attic storage, remote/gates double carport and automatic dripwatering garden system.


Saturday 16th October at 2.30pm


Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 11-11.30pm


Daniel wheeler 0411 676 058 Stuart Evans 0402 067 710


1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Mount AlBERt noRth 2/18 Belgravia Avenue Secluded, smart and spacious, this as new town residence at the rear of three offers impeccable low maintenance living just minutes from Belmore Village shops/ cafes, Eastern Freeway. 3 bedrooms (BIRs, main WIR/ ensuite) accompany open plan living/ dining with superb CaesarStone gourmet kitchen. 2 alfresco courtyards include one with private, north facing deck, heated spa and water feature. Remote double garage with internal access.


Saturday 16th october at 1.30pm


thursday & Saturday 12-12.30pm


Cameron Edgoose 0438 064 212 Ericka Wong 0411 472 849


266 Auburn Road hawthorn 9822 9999

ARMADAlE 1/32 Mercer Road Elegant single-level town-residence is defined by generous proportions through sitting room (gas-log fireplace), formal dining, well-equipped kitchen opening to courtyard/garden, main bedroom (en-suite/WIR), two further bedrooms (BIRs) and second bathroom. Features ducted heating/cooling, laundry, double-garage.

Auction Sat 2nd october at 10am Inspect thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday from 9.30am Contact heather Elder 0413 273 079 hugh tomlinson 0409 427 483 Office

PRAhRAn 4 Banole Avenue Enjoying 2 street frontages between Banole Ave and Packington Street, this semi detached residence feats: 3large bedrooms, spacious living room, modern kitchen with meals area, family bathroom, separate laundry (2nd toilet) and courtyard. Possible oSP via Packington St (StCA). land: 216sqm (approx).

Inspect Wednesday 12-12.30pm & Saturday from 10am Contact Ross Stryker 0401 318 772 Dean Gilbert 0418 994 939 Doug Mclauchlan 0418 377 718 Office 1111 high Street Armadale

1111 high Street Armadale 9822 9999

Auction Sat 2nd oct at 10.30am

9822 9999

KEw 38 Hartington Street Charming single-fronted Victorian cottage (c1890) blending period appeal with an allwhite contemporary touch. light-filled interior comprising three bedrooms (bIRs), full-width living, kitchen/dining, bathroom, laundry, large sunny backyard. Includes ceiling roses, OFPs, ducted heating, storage shed, off-street parking.

Auction Sat 16th Oct at 10.30am Inspect thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 3.30-4pm Contact Geordie Dixon 0418 588 399 Joe Muinos 0423 222 043 Office 266 auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

HawtHORn 9 York Street Enchanting double-fronted solid-brick Edwardian within wide northeast allotment offers enormous potential to modernise/extend through inviting living room, well-equipped kitchen, sunny dining room, three bedrooms complemented by bathroom and separate toilet (StCa). Features gas-heater, external laundry.

HawtHORn 65 Evansdale Road Enjoying an abundance of northerly light and a private rear garden opening to Morang Reserve, this versatile 2 or 3 bedroom late-Victorian semidetached house offers, living room with marble OFP and balcony, separate dining room, well appointed kitchen with park outlook, additional living room, modern bathroom , powder room.

Auction Sat 16 Oct at 2.30pm Inspect thursday & Saturday 12.30-1pm Contact Ross Stryker 0401 318 772 annie Clewlow 0431 234 234 Doug Mclauchlan 0418 377 718 Office 266 auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Auction Sat 16th Oct at 1.30pm Inspect thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm Contact Chris barrett 0412 927 409 leonard teplin 0402 431 657 Office 266 auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

CaMbERwEll 944 toorak Road Enchanting solid-brick Spanish mission residence blends period features with contemporary style through sitting room (OFP), main bedroom (OFP/ wIR/en-suite), two further large bedrooms, bathroom, gourmet Smeg kitchen and living/dining opening to side garden. Features ducted-heating/ air-cond, cellar/storage, 3xOSP, auto-gates.

Auction Sat 9th Oct at 12.30am Inspect thursday 12-12.30pm & Sunday 1.30-2pm Contact walter Dodich 0413 262 655 luci avro 0417 577 568 Office 266 auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Receivers’ Auction

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Saturday 16 October 2010 at 11.00am

Exclusive Waterfront Living 4 Unique Luxury Apartments Apartments 103, 209, 214 & 401 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

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Open for inspection: Thursday 30th September 2010, 5:00 – 5:30 pm Saturday 2nd October 2010, 11:00 – 11:30 am Sutherland Farrelly Grant Sutherland 0418 390 185 Michael Major 0412 471 775 Falcon Group Marcus Falconer 0417 376 025 Chris Ward 0409 529 877

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43 Agnes St East Melbourne

9650 3531

Outstanding opportunity in South Yarra (AMPTON,INACRE2OAD !UCTION 0RICE )NSPECT #ONTACT /FFICE






Generous size residence comprising 11 rooms plus underground cellar, including 4 bedrooms and plenty of off street parking. Building area of 276 m2* on corner block of 316 m2*. Currently used as offices. * approximate area

Auction: Saturday 23 October at 11am Inspect: By Appointment Only Contact: Frank Vinci 0418 375 375 Joseph Carbone 0418 351 316


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KYNETON 1248 Kyneton Metcalfe Road Sunbury Lodge circa 1855. A unique 17 acre property which offers you all the comforts and pleasures of today’s modern lifestyle, together with the ambience and charm of its historical origin. The 5 fully restored bluestone buildings are built around a central courtyard. The Lodge, servant’s quarters, and dining room make up the homestead wing, and look out over the English gardens. They are linked by a light filled glass atrium. The Coach House has 2 beautiful apartments and a billiard room/cellar. Central heating and fire places keep out the winter chill.

Private Sale Price $2,500,000 View By Appointment Only Call Tom May 0413 996 185 Beverley Higgs 0448 271 222 Office 124 High Street, Woodend 5427 1222

TOORAK 10 Merriwee Crescent Elevated, private, light filled 1930’s family residence beautifully presented throughout; opening to terrace garden with pool all within minutes walk to shops and schools. Comprising: Entrance hall, formal lounge, separate dining, kitchen/meals, informal sitting, study and powder room. Upstairs: Master bedroom with ensuite and built in robes’, 3 further bedrooms and main bathroom. Downstairs: 5th bedroom and main bathroom. Other features include: Heating and off street parking for 2 cars.

Auction Saturday 16th October at 12.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) View Wednesday 1.00 - 1.45pm & Saturday 11.00 - 11.45am Call Jeremy Fox 0418 339 650 Warwick Anderson 0418 320 873 Office 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000

SOUTH YARRA 20 Howitt Street The ultimate Victorian residence featuring exquisite period features combined with the most tasteful contemporary finishes, all set in a private Northern courtyard garden with stunning inground pool. Entrance hall opening to large lounge with double French doors to verandah and garden, formal sitting or dining room, stunning gourmet kitchen with adjoining informal living/meals area with access to rear terrace. Upstairs: Huge master bedroom with ensuite bathroom, 3 further bedrooms and family bathroom. Other features include double garage, storage, heating/cooling and security entrance.

Auction View Call Office

Saturday 23rd October at 11.00am (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday & Saturday 1.00 - 1.45pm Tim Wilson 0419 726 769 Jeremy Fox 0418 339 650 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000


MALVERN 18 Hornsby Street Stunning brand new town residence with extensive use of marble and European oak floors in this highly sought after location close to shops, schools and transport. Features: Entrance, main bedroom with WIRs and ensuite, fully equipped Gaggenau kitchen/family room opening onto outdoor entertaining area. Upstairs: 3 further bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Huge home theatre room, gym, reverse cycle heating/cooling and double garage.

Auction Saturday 2nd October at 12.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) View Wednesday 2.00 - 2.30pm, Thursday 1.00 - 1.30pm Saturday from 11.30am Call Michael Ebeling 0418 338 811 Mark Wridgway 0419 510 777 Office 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000

PRAHRAN 65 Greville Street This striking, contemporary 3 bedroom home in Prahran’s most sought after street, seamlessly flows from classic double fronted Victorian to architectural open planning living, with a magnificent north facing rear garden and extensive deck. Comprising: Wide entry hall, master bedroom with ensuite and separate WIR, excellent 2nd bedroom with BIR and 3rd bedroom or study. Central family bathroom, separate dining room and large open plan living and informal dining area overlooking private garden. Spacious and well-fitted kitchen and separate laundry. Easy right of way car parking at the rear.

Auction Saturday 16th October at 2.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) View Wednesday & Saturday 12.00 - 12.30pm Thursday 5.00 - 5.30pm Call David Colbran 0418 348 481 Jeremy Fox 0418 339 650 Office 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000


CAULFIELD EAST 14 - 16 Queens Avenue A selection of 6 new single and dual level designer homes individually finished to enhance a unique sense of identity with contemporary lines and light-filled spaces. Open-plan living/dining areas, polished timber floors, expansive decked outdoor entertaining areas and contemporary kitchens featuring Miele appliances, stone surfaces and ’2 pac’ joinery. Choose from 2 and 3 bedroom floor-plans, some with studies, all with 2 bathrooms. Northerly aspects ensure an abundance of natural light accompanies state-of-the-art success. Double glazing, heating/cooling and garaging complete the package.

Private Sale View Wednesday & Saturday 3.00 - 3.45pm Call Mark Wridgway 0419 510 777 Lauren Croxford 0400 010 325 Office 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000

SOUTH MELBOURNE 284 Albert Road Taking its place in South Melbourne’s mansion row is this light-washed 2 storey family residence, designed by distinguished Melbourne architect Neil Clerehan. Standing proudly on 324 square metres, the home also boasts a self contained rear studio, above a triple garage. The principle home has 3 bedrooms, master with ensuite, family bathroom, separate toilet, powder room and study nook. Formal living and dining overlooks Albert Park. The open-plan kitchen and family living leads outdoors to superb terraced gardens featuring, citrus, magnolias and exotic topiaries.

Auction Saturday 9th October at 1.30pm (Unless Sold Prior) View Wednesday 12.30 - 1.00pm, Thursday 6.00 - 6.30pm Saturday 11.30 - 12.00pm Call Nick Yannopoulos 0411 097 197 Gerald Betts 0418 371 855 Natalie Byass 0416 079 993 Office 133 Victoria Avenue, Albert Park 9699 7222


SANDRINGHAM 388 Bluff Road “Bluff Villas” Bright, modern, contemporary brand new Villas with huge open plan living areas overlooking sun drenched private courtyards. Features: Security entry, stone surfaces, glass splashbacks, 2 pack joinery, Smeg appliances, polished timber floors and ample garaging. Select from seven 3 bedrooms + study and 4 bedrooms + study floor plans situated moments to Bay Road shopping, Sandringham beach and some of Melbourne’s finest golf courses.

Private Sale View Wednesday 1.00 - 1.45pm & Saturday 2.00 - 2.45pm Call Rowan Thompson 0418 354 944 Mark Wridgway 0419 510 777 Office 103 Church Street, Brighton 9592 9299

WOODEND 109 James Road Cadella Park circa 1845. A significant property rich with history and home to the once internationally acclaimed Murray Grey Cattle Stud on 198.72 acres 80.42 ha of highly productive pastures in 2 titles. At the end of the majestic lined elm drive sits the grand old homestead in absolute privacy of approximately 60 squares. It has recently been totally modernised with stunning 21st century interiors, extras include art geothermal heating. There are 5 bedrooms, study, 3 bathrooms and 4 living areas, manager’s cottage and summer house and 50 minutes to Melbourne CBD.

Auction View Call Office

Saturday 30th October at 11.00am By Appointment Only Saturday 12.00 - 12.30pm Tom May 0413 996 185 Beverley Higgs 0448 271 222 124 High Street, Woodend 5427 1222

TOORAK 1 Nareeb Court Beautifully built and designed by renowned 1960’s architect Joe Fudge, this North facing, single level, 2 bedroom plus study, freestanding residence is in a quiet court with double garaging. Offers ample scope to renovate or alternatively rebuild on this flat 655m2 piece of land with broad 83 foot frontage, convenient to all amenities.

Auction View Call Office

Saturday 16th October at 11.00am (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday & Saturday 12.00 - 12.30pm Simon Hicks 0413 713 000 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000

WOODEND 113 Lavender Farm Road Athlone. An enchanting drive leads to this Graeme Gunn designed passive solar home on the exclusive northern slopes of Mount Macedon. Boasting 50 acres of native bushland and cleared paddocks with no visible neighbour. Extensive north facing terrace with ever changing views of Hanging Rock and countryside. 4 bedrooms plus study, lounge and family room. A family paradise: tennis court, mĂŠnage, rose garden, olive and fruit trees, serviced by an abundance of water. The lifestyle is country. Only 50 minutes drive to Melbourne and 5 minutes to Woodend.

Auction View Call Office

Saturday 30th October at 3.00pm Saturday 1.00 - 1.30pm Tom May 0413 996 185 Beverley Higgs 0448 271 222 124 High Street, Woodend 5427 1222

SOUTH YARRA 30 Macfarlan Street This charming double fronted Victorian is ideally located for everything this blue-chip location has to offer. Just meters from Toorak Road, Faulkner Park, St Kilda Road, and South Yarra Station; the weatherboard home also enjoys the convenience of off-street parking, heating and cooling. Currently tenanted, this immaculate cottage in a quiet locale, offers the astute buyer time to contemplate its considerable potential or relax and enjoy sought after South Yarra.

Auction Saturday 16th October at 11.30am View Wednesday 5.30 - 6.00pm & Saturday 2.00 - 2.30pm Call Gerald Betts 0418 371 855 Natalie Byass 0416 079 993 Nick Yannopoulos 0411 097 197 Office 133 Victoria Avenue, Albert Park 9699 7222

MELBOURNE 1403/430 St Kilda Road Lucient. Possibly the best apartment in Melbourne’s most prestigious full concierge building this unit features panoramic views across Albert Park Lake, the bay and the city from its grand flowing formal and informal rooms all orientated to massive winter garden terrace. 2 stunning bedroom suites plus study, 2 basement parking spaces, storage and a 25m swimming pool and gym. This unique apartment is in excess of 40 squares. Expressions of Interest Closing Monday 11th October at 12.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) View Thursday & Saturday 11.00 - 11.30am Call Greg Herman 0411 473 307 David Colbran 0418 348 481 Office 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000

HAMPTON 4 The Avenue A Flawless Fusion of Light and Luxury. This 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom modernist home has been stunningly updated. The striking layout features lounge, dining, family room, gourmet kitchen, 3 outdoor areas, pool, under-slab heating and air conditioning. Near shops, trains, top schools and the beach.

Auction Saturday 23rd October at 2.30pm (Unless Sold Prior) View Wednesday & Saturday 2.00 - 2.30pm Call Robin Parker 0409 336 282 David Lamond 0416 422 279 Office 103 Church Street, Brighton 9592 9299


MALVERN EAST 10 Warley Road

MALVERN EAST 33 Cairnes Crescent

Re-Develop or Re-Create S.T.C.A. Walking distance to Ardrie Park, this 1940’s weatherboard on approx 320m2 of land has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (including ensuite), kitchen/meals, formal lounge and dining. Leafy blue chip location close to Central Park, shopping and café districts, schools and transport.

Charming 1940’s solid brick home offering period features situated on a generous allotment. Bright living and formal dining precede spacious kitchen/meals with dishwasher. 3 bedrooms share central bathroom, each with vista’s to established garden surrounds. Close to shops, schools, parks/sporting grounds and transport.

Auction View Call Office

Auction View Call Office

Saturday 16th October at 11.00am (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday 1.00 - 1.30pm & Saturday 12.00 - 12.30pm Lauren Croxford 0400 010 325 Warwick Anderson 0418 320 873 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000

Saturday 2nd October at 1.30pm (Unless Sold Prior) Saturday from 1.00pm Lauren Croxford 0400 010 325 Mark Wridgway 0419 510 777 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000

WALLINGTON 30 Grigg Court

CONNEWARRE 365 Lake Road

Set amongst 3.5 acres (1.4ha) of magnificent landscaped gardens, spacious 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home featuring polished concrete floors, s/s a/c throughout and expansive multi-zoned living, sleek kitchen, and superb atrium. 3 car garage, and ample machinery shedding, an inspection is sure to impress.

On approx 64 acres of lush pastureland, fenced into 6 paddocks, holding yards and stable complex, “Meadowbank� a fully renovated 3 bedroom property with large kitchen, formal/informal dining, formal/informal living, master including WIR/ensuite. Solar h/w, r/c a/c ducted vacuum, town water.

Auction View Call Office

Auction View Call Office

Saturday 9th October at 12.00pm Saturday 11.00 - 11.30am Peter Lindeman 0418 525 609 Ian Friend 0414 581 811 1/50 Hitchcock Avenue Barwon Heads 5254 1688

Saturday 9th October at 2.00pm Saturday 3.00 - 3.30pm Peter Lindeman 0418 525 609 1/50 Hitchcock Avenue Barwon Heads 5254 1688

MOUNT MACEDON 114 Devonshire Lane

WALLINGTON 70 Orchard Crescent

Penbryn. A classic Mount Macedon property that offers a total of 7 acres with magnificent garden featuring old Douglas Firs, Redwood Sequoia, moss covered stonewalls and meandering paths. Open floorplan living with hostess kitchen, lounge, dining room, front sitting/library, bush walks and a vista to boast.

2 storey, 4 b/r, 3 bathroom home with study, with landscaped grounds on 4 acres. In-ground pool with pavilion, country kitchen with informal dining with wood heater. Spacious informal living, formal dining, and formal living with gas log fire. Master b/r with WIR, ensuite and spa. r/c/a/c throughout and DLUG. Inspection will impress.

Auction View Call Office

Private Sale Price $1,100,000 Call Peter Lindeman 0418 525 609 Office 1/50 Hitchcock Avenue Barwon Heads 5254 1688

Saturday 16th October at 3.00pm Wednesday & Saturday 2.30 - 3.00pm Rick Lander 0408 571 485 Beverley Higgs 0448 271 222 124 High Street, Woodend 5427 1222

Auction Saturday October 2nd, 11.00am on site




Staughton Vale 61 Acres - Anakie District - 2 Titles




BENNISON MACKINNON, 5427 8888 Circa 1905

674 Mount Macedon Road, Mount Macedon Price: $900,000 – $990,000 Auction: October 3 at 1.30pm

Behind an established hedge that perfectly preserves privacy, this bright three-bedroom house called The Croft reveals an allotment of spectacular scale and scope. Such land size, rare anywhere on Mount Macedon, represents an exceptional opportunity moments from the village. The comfort of the residence, spread over approximately 6000 square metres, is confirmed by generous living/ dining areas overlooking serene gardens, separate kitchen/meals and equally spacious upstairs dimensions offering additional living, studio, study or entertainment options. Three downstairs bedrooms, including a main bedroom with an en suite and its own retreat, are complemented by a modern central bathroom and a convenient separate laundry. Enjoy today, contemplate tomorrow in one of Mount Macedon’s premium positions. \

A UNIQUE & GRAND PROPERTY particularly well positioned being approx. 1 HOUR MELBOURNE & Tullamarine Airport, 30 mins GEELONG & Geelong Grammar School, 5 mins ANAKIE General Store & Township. Staughton Vale nestles into the foothills of the Brisbane Ranges in a park-like setting of magnificent old Eucalypts & has the LITTLE RIVER meandering through the land plus a panoramic outlook to the You Yangs. Town Water. HOMESTEAD approx. 80 squares, has 19 rooms incl large beautiful formal rooms with 14 ft. ornate ceilings etc. Outstanding Shedding. A GRAND COUNTRY ESTATE in very good order throughout. PLUS: Semi-detached FREESTONE 2 Storey Dwelling with 3 BR’s, UP & open Kitchen/Family with Bathroom downstairs. Brick Office with Shower/Laundry attached. Good Water Supply via TOWN WATER connection plus 80,000 Lt. Under Ground Tank.

259 Latrobe Terrace, Geelong Vic. 3218

Tel: (03) 5222 8663


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TROphy pROpERTy - 90 mINUTES fROm mELbOURNE “Ebony LodgE Stud” IN TWO LOTS.

“Ebony LodgE Stud”



386.3 Ha – 955 Acres approx. Gently undulating country to rich alluvial river flats n 400 plus breeding cattle carrying capacity n Stone homestead - 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms n 4 bedroom brick manager’s house n Multipurpose shed, bull shed, stables, numerous machinery and hay sheds n Steel and timber stock yards n Water reticulated to every paddock n Ideally situated 140 km’s – 90 minutes Melbourne CBD n


Auction Friday 29th October

60.56 Ha – 149.64 Acres approx. A superb lifestyle property Gently undulating grazing country n 3 bedroom timber home with garage/workshop shedding n Hay shed and 4 dams for stock water.

at 2.00 pm - on site


441 St. Kilda Road, Melbourne (03) 9866 5588. 0418 512 494. 0438 383 221



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Cnr Queen & Smith Sts, Warragul 5622 3800 0418 127 423 0429 858 384

Doepel Lilley Taylor

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“Oaklands” is an exquisite example of period architecture, situated

on 2,146m2 of prime real estate metres from Lake Wendouree. The bluestone and brick property features a grand entrance with an impressive timber staircase, 13ft ceilings with ornate mouldings and cornices and an upper floor balcony with commanding views across the Ballarat. Formal rooms are located on the ground floor including a lounge and a comfortable sitting room, both with open fire places, pantry

with cellar, bathroom, kitchen and an additional lounge. A master bedroom with bay window and open fireplace upstairs together with four other bedrooms. A balcony around two sides of the home has views of magnificent gardens with mature trees, original paths and rhododendrons to balcony height. A three car brick garage is located off Devon Street. This property is steeped in history and was designed by renowned architect Henry Richard Caselli over 141 years ago.

Once known as “Elsinore”, the property has seen few ownership changes in its lifetime and was once home to Brigadier General H. E. “Pompey” Elliott. The current owners are pleased to present you with the opportunity to begin a new era at 13 Hotham Street. Your vision and personal touch can transform this grand old lady into a truly majestic property and continue her passage through Ballarat’s history. Contact Rob Cunningham 0418 543 634

LOCATION 13 Hotham Street Lake Wendouree

INSPECT By Appointment

44 Armstrong Street South Ballarat

AUCTION 23rd October at 11.30am

(03) 5331 2000


Wilsons Promontory

320 Old Geelong Road

150 Foley Road Yanakie



Set on 7.5 acres of garden and farmland, ‘Timboon House’ is regarded as one of the earliest documented bluestone buildings in the Western District of Victoria and is listed by Heritage Victoria as being “historically, architecturally and archaeologically important”. Boasting 8 bedrooms and five bathrooms, formal and informal living zones.

Exclusively situated, only 3 min drive to Wilsons Promontory National Park. Perfectly positioned on 10 idyllic acres ‘Coastal View Cabins’ provides a large 4 bedroom main residence capable of sleeping up to 9 people. 4 separate, luxurious accommodation units all featuring world class ocean views.

AUCTION Saturday 16th October on the property at 2pm LAND 7.5 acres / 3ha approx. AGENT Bruce Falk 0400 939 081 OFFICE 350 LaTrobe Terrace, Geelong (03) 5225 5777 ONLINE

AUCTION Sunday 17th October at 2pm Price guide around $950,000 LAND 10 acres / 4.05 HA approx. AGENT Bruce Falk 0400 939 081 Stockdale & Leggo Inverloch Eauan Wightman 0409 133 735 OFFICE Level 6, 409 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne ONLINE

Forrest / Otway Ranges “Cedar Hill”

Moriac / Wensleydale



Home to an abundance of birdlife, this superb offering provides three bedrooms plus office, two bathrooms, three living rooms, modern kitchen and dining room, two wood heaters and air-conditioning. Externally the property offers two-car garage and creek frontage. A spring fed dam, which provides all the water, maintains the attractive gardens with their delightful walking paths. The home features a purpose built north facing sunroom looking out over the garden and is ideal for entertaining family and friends.

Ideally situated in Wensleydale on the edge of the Otway Ranges. Close to world class beaches of Anglesea and Aireys Inlet. The Great Ocean Road 20-25 minutes. A picturesque valley - 80 acres/32 ha (approx.) of fertile land, home to an abundance of bird life. Opportunities for grazing or horticultural activities with outstanding water from 4 well fed dams. Power and phone available. Privately situated away from the road. Offers superb views from potential home sites from the valley rim.

AUCTION Saturday 23 October 2pm on the property LAND INSPECT AGENT OFFICE ONLINE

15 acres / 6 HA (approx) By appointment Roly Livingstone 0418 451 812 350 LaTrobe Terrace, Geelong (03) 5225 5777

AUCTION Saturday 23 October 11am on the property LAND INSPECT AGENT OFFICE ONLINE

80 acres / 32.4 HA (approx) By appointment Roly Livingstone 0418 451 812 350 LaTrobe Terrace, Geelong (03) 5225 5777

MELBOURNE (03) 9866 1414 GEELONG (03) 5225 5777

Torquay 1212 Horseshoe Bend Road Whitesbeach Torquay - a Myriad of Options

For Sale By tender

This impressive resort was initially built as a millionaires beach house and is now a private hotel with great ocean views. 160 squares of luxury accommodation includes 7 suites, many living and dining areas, indoor pool, tennis court, day spa and sep. Managers residence. On approximately 1 acre of land only metres to the beach. Do you: Continue business as a private hotel? Enjoy as a private residence? Syndicate the purchase and have a shared palatial beach house? At the gateway of the Great Ocean Road this unique property offers great opportunity to enjoy that envied coastal lifestyle.


Tuesday 12 October 2010 at 4 pm


Dale Whitford 0417 500 576

Please contact us for an Information Memorandum or to arrange a private inspection.

2/55 Sharp St Newtown Telephone 03 5222 1616

Brain Rayner 0419 386 743

Conj agent


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