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or the second time in a month I have now watched a devastated mother bury a son. These men were not old – they were at the point of full-stride in their life. They were both once full of promise and had that room-filling energy and charisma that the very few are touched with, often so early in life. But they died very different men: alone and tormented – the victims of an insidious enemy that comes from the darkness within and drags them down from view. Their mothers were beyond words in their despair. I watched scenes of the ordinary tragedy of life, cast in extraordinary circumstances of unbearable pain. These men were not soldiers, although we grieved for two more of them last week as well. The similarity is that the battles of these men were with enemies every bit as treacherous and fugitive as an unseen terrorist, and every bit as deadly. Depression, anxiety and the self-harm or self-neglect that attends these conditions are still more prevalent among women than men. But the common experience of many Australian families, and the cold reality according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, is that men are increasingly prone to these conditions, with dangerous, often-fatal consequences. Men are much less likely to talk about their problems or to seek help, and in the past 30 years the suicide rate for males aged 15 to 24 years has tripled.

cope. But get a boy child beyond the tantrum years, and One of the most alarming conclusions is that a I fear that this “storm” somehow becomes gendered single man is at much higher risk of developing these – that it’s what a girl feels, not a boy. The emotionally conditions and of an early death. Both the men whose buffeted young bloke learns to ignore, suppress, fear funerals I attended were no longer in a relationship. these experiences, and the techniques for learning There is something going on with our men, to cope with it are simply never taught and with our boys. The talk at schools, in the HR never learnt. department at work, in the media is all There is We would be wise to learn all that we can “feelings this” and “Beyond Blue that”, but something about male health, mental and physical, and to for so many men that’s just a lot of rarefied going on with encourage in boys as early as we can an ability bullshit that can’t really be trusted, and that our men, our to identify and to articulate the storms that won’t be of any use to quell the rising wave of boys might rage within. panic they feel. My family knows from bitter experience that When a man is drowning, the last thing he no one can be “saved” from themselves, or from that will do is tell you, and that’s a dangerous silence. abyss if they are truly headed that way; but maybe the Instead, again according to the ABS, a man will path that leads to such an end can be avoided if the state commonly take refuge in alcohol or drugs, and that of quiet desperation that so many men feel isn’t simply self-medication will often lead to the conditions that end their lot, is instead identified as a pain that they just a man’s life prematurely. don’t have to live with any more. \ The highly articulate nature of women is always such a help to the process of sorting through and coming to » Terrific advice for men and women can be found at terms with life’s pitfalls and disappointments. But there www.beyondblue.org.au also seems to be a resilience – is it chromosomal? – that allows so many of us to push on. » WE WELCOME YOUR FEEDBACK @ It is learnt early that a storm of emotions can flood www.theweeklyreview.com.au/mouthing-off through a woman at many stages of her life, and somehow we come to understand that this is normal and that it will pass and it will come again and we will

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Melinda Schneider believes it is the darker side of Doris that explains the Day, writes ANDREW McUTCHEN.

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elinda Schneider is flanked by two male dancers on a small stage, somewhere in the the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art. The ACCA building may be known for its light layer of rust, but Schneider’s moves are more like a well-oiled machine. Doris choreographer Andrew Hallsworth is clapping the beat loudly and the trio is moving with military precision through a part of the show that seems to have Schneider’s character, Doris Day, fending off men with the kind of panache you’d expect from her famous character Calamity Jane. Slap goes a cheek, a chest gets shoved and then boom, boom, Schneider fires off two pistols with the snap of her hips to the left and right. “Not enough snap, more hips!” shouts Hallsworth. They repeat the routine. The hips may not lie, but Hallsworth is still unhappy with the way they’re talking. “Like this, girl,” he says, taking her place on stage between the buffed boys (Sam Ludeman, lead of Xanadu and Rohan Browne, who played Riff in West Side Story) and firing off his hips so sharply that you can practically hear the bullets ricocheting around the room. Schneider nods, begins again and imitates Hallsworth perfectly, nailing the move, to whoops of laughter and applause from cast and crew. “How about them hips?” she says, her jaw thrust out. “I’m like a self-saucing pudding!” “Or a sticky date …” offers Browne. The title of Schneider’s tribute to Doris Day, Doris – So Much More Than the Girl Next Door is appropriate then; this is a tribute show with a little extra Tabasco. Schneider is no stranger to dancing or to the sass witnessed today. She demonstrated both on Dancing With the Stars season 10 (last year) when, after being eliminated, she declared: “It’s better if you did have an

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“We probably are a bit like the Carter family of Australia, us Schneiders.”


attraction (to your dance partner) and did sleep with them. Keeping the sexual tension there can make you a better dancer.” Created by Schneider, written by Schneider and David Mitchell (co-writer of Dusty and Shout!) and directed by Tom Healey, Doris dares to tell the “naughtier” and darker sides of Day. “I think she was a little naughtier in her private life than she was on screen,” Schneider says. “She had the goodie two-shoes image, but I think Doris was a pretty fiery, earthy kind of woman. “We wanted to show the truth about her life, not just that perennial virgin, because she really hated that. She wanted people to know that she was a real person. That she’d had tragedies and poor marriages and been through the mill just like everybody has.” Schneider’s idea to “do” Doris was born eight years ago in Melbourne at the Midsumma Festival. “I was part of the tribute concert, Todd McKenney was the MC. A whole lot of musical-theatre people were in it and I was the token country act. So I did four songs, three from Calamity Jane. It was largely a gay audience, and gay audiences are louder and more into it than straight audiences, generally speaking. “The response from everybody was just huge,” Schneider recalls. “It was overwhelming, it was just, wow! It felt right, and I thought, one day I’m going to have to do something about this. But I was very early into my country music career and I knew that it wasn’t the right time. “Last year, when I did Dancing With the Stars, I thought that I wanted to release a different album, something other than originals. I thought that it might be time to do Doris. I’ve always been very wary of concept albums but I think that I’ve chosen well in terms of people to pay homage to. Our vocal ability is similar, I sing in pretty much all the same keys as Doris does and there are parallels in our lives that only became more aligned when I began to research her.”

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he first memory Schneider has of Doris Day is from the musical Calamity Jane. It was her favourite movie as a child, because Day was playing “a rootin’-tootin’, whip-crackin’, sharp-shootin’ tomboy”. Day’s slapstick routines and her great comedic timing perfectly complemented, in Schneider’s shining eyes, how beautiful she sounded and looked. The parallels Schneider speaks of begin in this period when, at just three years old, she was on stage singing in her mother’s Wild West-influenced club act. “We probably are a bit like the Carter family of Australia, us Schneiders,” she says, referring to the American music group made famous again by the Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line. “It was a family affair; my mum and my aunty had a double comedy act. They were like a hillbilly comedy duo in the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s. “My aunt Rita was the comedian and mum was the straight man, so Rita would go, ‘I just found grandpa hangin’ up in the hen house with a rope tied round his neck’. And mum would say, ‘Did you cut him down?’ And Rita would say, ‘No, he ain’t dead yet’. It’s that kind of thing, very, very country and quite American influenced. And then at eight I recorded with my mum on an album called The Magic of Yodelling. I didn’t think about being a singer, it was just what my family did.” Schneider’s ease on stage led to a role as Terry Donovan’s daughter on soap opera A Country Practice, a period that was soured by the “jealous” reaction of her schoolmates, who “kicked me out of the group” the day after her first appearance screened. “That devastated me,” Schneider says, her face set hard. “That really, really devastated me. So I didn’t want to act any more. I didn’t want to be different, I

Getting the magic right: Melinda Schneider in rehearsals for Doris with Rohan Browne (left) and Sam Ludeman. (JULES TAHAN)

A true original: Doris Day in a photo shoot to publicise the 1953 film Calamity Jane. (ED CLARK / TIME & LIFE PICTURES / GETTY IMAGES)

didn’t want to have a yodelling mum, I didn’t want to be anything like her. I just wanted to fit in. So I went into fashion, started a label and became a fashion designer for a few years, specialising in evening wear and stage costumes. I was a little bit ahead of my time – I designed something that was very, very similar to that Halle Berry dress at the Oscars. It was completely see-through and sequined in all the right places. I wore that at one awards ceremony 10 years before she did. “I was 21 and living with my parents in Sydney at this point, slaving over a hot sewing machine in a double garage, which was my workshop. I was singing at the top of my lungs to the American top 40 on the radio while I was sewing, and mum would come down and go, ‘Are you sure you don’t want to be a singer?’ Then I got an idea for this yodelling/techno thing called Tighten Up Your Pants (The Yodelling Song). I wrote part of it with mum. When Cotton-Eyed Joe (by Swedish eurodance band Rednex) came out in 2004, bluegrass and techno were being married, it was kind of happening.” While conceding that she could “probably not” stand to listen to the unlikely and thoroughly unnerving combination of yodelling and techno for more than five minutes, Schneider still believes the track, recorded under the name “Audio Murphy Featuring Melinda” “stands up”. “It was fun, it gave me my first taste of success in my own right. So that whetted my appetite for more. “I didn’t want my last name associated with the song because you never get away from it,”

Calamity Jane was a rootin’-tootin’, whip-crackin’ tomboy

Schneider says of her strategy that had her dodge the one-hit-wonder bullet. “The song landed me a deal with Festival Records, but I knew I didn’t know who I was as an artist, so I got out of it. You only get one bite of the cherry and I knew I wasn’t ready. Looking back, it was a brave move. So I went away and just started writing and writing and doing demos, just trying to find my sound and style. That was a battle, the next four years of trying to find myself musically. But I finally realised that country music was the thing I really identified with. I love bluegrass music and George Jones, Ricky Skaggs, the real traditional country music.” Schneider’s patience and then her passion for the music “in her veins” paid off. She went on to become one of Australian country music’s most feted songwriters and performers. To date she has won six Golden Guitar awards, her latest one awarded for her touching and relaxed duet with Paul Kelly, Still Here in 2009.

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he song tells the story of a couple reflecting on their differences and their tensions as being the reason they are “still here”. Schneider, who is in a happy relationship now, with Mark Gable of Aussie pub-rock band the Choirboys, admits she’s not singing from experience: “Another parallel between me and Doris is that we have both deferred to the men in our lives. She had the power and she gave it away. I can relate to that. I’ve done that in a few relationships I’ve had. People don’t realise just how dark parts of Doris’ life were – she suffered some pretty serious abuse at the hands of her husbands.” The topic leads Schneider to a philosophical place. She is otherwise a sunny and forthright person – aware of her talents and free to harness them for whatever she needs to do, daily. Fashion design, an album of original songs, writing a high-profile theatre show … Her lack of self-questioning seems to result in things getting done well and getting done quickly. But the question of how she and how Day have dealt with heartache is answered carefully as she contrasts herself to her hero: “She’s a fatalist. I have those beliefs too. I’ve always been that way. I believe we do make our own destiny, but that some things are pre-ordained. If I hadn’t gone through these terrible heartaches that I had in relationships – I’ve lost a baby, been through a divorce and had a couple of pretty dysfunctional relationships, but if I hadn’t have gone through that, I wouldn’t be in the happy place I am now.” As for word from Doris Day herself, Schneider has come close. “We’ve had an email from her manager on behalf of her. We sent them the script because we want them to be happy with it. Doris has been ripped off so many times in her life and betrayed. We didn’t want to do that. They think we’ve written a great story about her life,” Schneider says with satisfaction. “I thought she might have wanted to take out more – some of the show’s pretty dark in places. The scene where a gun’s held to her belly and the scene where she’s beaten up by her husband are two, but she was fine with it. Sadly, the odds of her seeing the show are pretty slim because she doesn’t leave Carmel, California, very often. “I’d just like to meet her one day, that would be enough for me.” \

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MY VIEW\ KATRINA HALL TAKES A BREAK IN HER STRIDE believe this. For the first YOU WOULDN’T  time in what feels like a hundred-million years, I am about to go overseas, on my own.

Also, I’ve had to do his boy jobs all week. I went to the hardware shop and bought globes for the downlights, and then I stood on a chair and replaced those globes, with his royal highness and his And then someone at home falls out of a very full wheelie bin silly, ugly sling giving instructions below. trying to squish autumn leaves. And breaks his arm. But I’m going to throw a cliché out there right now, to make So, just as I was preparing to go away, on my own, for the first me feel better, and say all these little worries and complaints are time ever that I can remember, and just as I was trying to put a relative. No one is critical over here. We’re all still able to subtle lid on my excitement at even the idea of having some walk and talk. And, as the ambulance guys who came I’m child-free reading time on the plane, let alone all the fun to the rescue of the fallen wheelie-bin warrior said, “At I was planning to have when I reached my destination, least he didn’t crack open his head on the concrete, or seriously I now know that the entire time I’m away I will be worried they’re break his neck.” worried: about whether he’ll be able to cut the Vegemite So, now I’m to be thankful for the fact that he only all going to sandwiches and pick up the kids from school and kindie broke his arm, which you’d think would be really starve in the rain, now that he can’t drive, or cut things, or work, amazing news if you subscribed to the theory that he had or do up his own pants. a rightful place standing on top of a very full wheelie bin in Oh why couldn’t I just go on a once-in-a-lifetime trip and be the first place. carefree and drink lattes for 12 days without having to bulk-buy The thing about worries and complaints is you just get over one babyccinos and Freddo Frogs so I can finish my coffee? And why and there’s another. And they’re all relative. Some are silly and, of couldn’t I experience some guilt-free sleep, if only for a small time, course, a lot are much bigger than others. all by myself, uninterrupted, and wake up alone in a room without I remember once meeting a young guy who’d lost his bowels someone’s feet in my stomach and sweaty little paws on my head in some awful footy accident. He had a colostomy bag at the age and someone else on the other side saying they want porridge? of 17. That’s pretty ordinary. And one time I was devastated some And there I was, before the wheelie bin incident, all footloose bloke hadn’t called on my birthday when my best mate told me her and fancy free and having only medium-size worries. About cousin had just crashed her car in the middle of nowhere and died. what I’ll wear and will I forget something, and won’t they miss So, reality check. The husband has a broken arm and I’m going me while I’m away. And there were other little worries. Such overseas, but just for a bit. And his mum will make soup. And I as will he remember to pack after-school snacks on piano did offer to stay. But he said no. Thank God! \ kathall@ozemail.com.au night, or that one prefers apples, the other grapes, and neither will have cheese. » WE WELCOME YOUR FEEDBACK @ All mere folly. Now I’m seriously worried they’re all www.theweeklyreview.com.au/my-view going to starve.

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second coffee, a long macchiato, was made with the house blend – Ethiopian, PNG and Guatemalan beans. It was fresh, bright and prepared with equal precision and care. “We’ve tried to evolve with the BARiSTA specialty coffee movement in Melbourne,” says head barista Knapp (right). “But

we’re always ready to keep learning, too.” Investing in a three-group Synesso Hydra espresso machine indicates commitment to quality coffee, as does the board displaying the weekly single-origin offering and the seasonal “Balder” blend. Knapp says the staff has been trained to proffer the single-origin and encourage customer experimentation. The café also offers cold-drip filter coffee – but that wasn’t quite so obvious to a first-time visitor. “For every 10 people there will be one who gets excited and ask questions,” he says. “They are often the ones who will come back and try something different next time.” \

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Thursday 9th June • Clowns, Ratking, Chaos Kids, Musquitos, Basement @ The Espy • Queens B-Day Long Weekend @ Robarta • Oyster Night @ Monroes Friday 10th June • Biz Markie (US), Gershwin Room @ The Espy • Belfast 16 @ Prince Bandroom

Tsang served his apprenticeship working front and back of house in the restaurants of the Eastern suburbs and Chinatown. Everywhere he went he looked closely and asked questions. Then, one day, he said ‘I can do better’. His restaurant is clean, sleek and modern with warm grey tones and splashes of Chinese red. A large well stocked bar overlooks a dining room of comfortable, well upholstered chairs and elegant, dark wooden tables. The evolving menu is anchored in classic Cantonese cuisine with a focus on dumplings and stir fry dishes with plenty of vegetarian options. All is cooked to order except for the very popular Sunday yum cha where service is from an endless parade of trolleys. The hand-made dumplings are uniformly excellent with good texture and bite.

small stir fries and, to follow, a mouthwatering list of mains. Try the pan-seared prawns finished in the wok with a sweet chilli sauce, served on a bed of tender noodles and chopped omelette. Or perhaps a generous pile of shredded beef tossed in a flavoursome ‘Mandarin’ sauce with a backbeat of tomato, rice wine and dark soy. And do ask to see the wine list. Tsang and sommelier Simon Tsui have built up a cellar of real depth and class. It’s a stunning mix of local and international varietals with over a dozen wines available by the glass. Dinners, weekends and Sunday yum cha can get very busy and you are advised to book. There is also a $30 lunch special with a complimentary glass of wine.

There’s a good selection of fried nibbles from salt and pepper calamari to garlic chilli chicken ribs, some classic

Saturday 11th June • Bag Raiders @ Prince Bandroom • Gareth Liddiard, Front Bar @ The Espy Sunday 12th June • Happy Hour 3-6 @ The Banff • Birdhouse @ The Saint Hotel • $16 Sunday Roast @ 2 Doors Down

Monday 13th June • Bobby Flynn, Front Bar @ The Espy • $19.50 Lunch Special 300 gram Porterhouse steak with chips & red wine or Seafood Risotto & glass of house red or white wine @ Elbow Room

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R e v ie w \ The perfect antidote to a Melbourne winter

Leghorn has a wife. She is at FoghoRn the table beside us at Union Dining this Wednesday night – braying, boisterous and

oblivious to the discomfort of her fellow diners. “We often have two bottles of wine between us,” she bawls at a waitress as her friend’s eyes dart to the floor, perhaps hoping it will cleave open and swallow her. I’d prefer the floor swallowed her friend so we could all enjoy Swan Street’s new sensation in peace. On a stay-at-home, shivery weekday evening, a fortnight after it opened, Union Dining is heaving with hungry types lured by the promise of Nicky Riemer’s restorative European fare. Riemer, recently of the Melbourne Wine Room, and business partner Adam Cash (Cutler & Co) must be thrilled with the enthusiastic reception to their new business. They’ve opened on a historic corner site made over in broadly French-brasserie style – walls of mirrors, banquette, Thonet chairs – with Mediterranean stone-tiled floors, so it feels sort of midway between bistro and trattoria. This is the unloved end of Swan Street, beyond Church Street, where the neighbours are a petrol station and a car wash. Very unglamorous. But step beneath the iron-lace verandah into Union’s twinkling, bustling interior and the location becomes irrelevant – its confidence and polish seem destined to replicate the Cutler effect and eventually gentrify their surroundings. Cash’s fastidious service standards are obvious in the vigilance with which tap water, wine and bread are refilled and the diligence with which black-aproned staff expound on the menu and wine list. Perhaps sometimes they’re even a little too diligent – a brief description, thanks, not a dissertation. Riemer describes her cooking at Union as provincial European which, on the menu, mostly translates to subtly French and Italian-accented dishes. We start with the piedmont tartare – it’s uncooked beef, yes, but instead of raw egg, this northern-Italian version is spliced with celery and horseradish and coated in pecorino cheese. In fact, it is so densely dredged in pecorino and parsley that the red meat is completely disguised. Perhaps that was the intention. In the absence of eggy goo, the meat is light and fresh, its clean, slightly metallic flavours accentuated by the crispness of celery hearts and the snifter of horseradish. Tartare can be such a hardcore dish but Riemer has recalibrated it into a sophisticated entrée that will be difficult to resist on the next visit. Our second entrée is ham hock, slow braised to fall-apart consistency and muddled with al dente fregola and cornichons. It’s a lovely ensemble dish where the various flavours and textures play nicely together and the smoked hock, surprisingly, doesn’t steal the show. The spatchcock is a glutinous, rib-sticking casserole of braised bird in red wine with olives, shallots and kaiserfleisch (smoked pork belly) that is so suited to this bleak wintry night that, on the first bite, I can almost feel my eyes roll back into my head a little.

food\ Kendall Hill reviews union dininG The highlight: Croustade of apple and Armagnacinfused prunes with pistachio sorbet. (DARRiAN TRAyNoR)

I’m less impressed with the goat abbacchio, slow-braised beast on the bone in a tomato-based ragu with olives and braised capsicum. The sauce is pleasant but every time I jab my fork into the oversized hunks of roasted ruminant I hit bone, not flesh. The meat-to-bone ratio is rather slim. On the bright side, side dishes of hand-cut chips and portobello mushrooms are excellent. Pity the poor sod out back who has to sliver the spuds, but these fries are awesome. They’re not that hot when they arrive, but that doesn’t matter; as they cool down their salty, crispy, stick-like goodness more and more resembles those Smith’s French Fries that used to come in chip packets. (They probably still do – I don’t get play-lunch any more, so wouldn’t know.) The mushrooms, simmered with garlic, onion

and chilli, are voluptuous and slippery. Dessert is the definite highlight. Not so much the dessert cup of raspberry sorbet sozzled in limoncello, which is light on the booze and, anyway, the lemon liqueur seems a dubious match with the super-sweet berry ice. But the croustade, mon dieu. Its rustic, golden-brown pastry casing resembles the Bilbao Guggenheim in miniature. Cut inside and it explodes with the cooked caramel flavours of apple and intense, Armagnac-infused prunes, sweetened with melting pistachio sorbet. It’s like an enormous man-hug, a sensation that pretty much sums up Union Dining. It’s comfort central, the perfect antidote to a long, cold Melbourne winter … and a noisy neighbour. \

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eat this Union Dining 272 Swan Street, Richmond

Cuisine \ European Chef \ Nicky Riemer Hip pocket \ About $70 a head, wine extra Open \ Tuesday-Saturday 6-11pm Highlights \ Service, style, substance Lowlights \ Bony goat Bookings \ Recommended Phone \ 9428 2988

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« Warm and welcoming: smoked ham hock, fregola, soft egg and cornichons (far left); abbacchio of goat, braised peppers and Manzanilla olives (centre); Thonet chairs (left) reinforce the French brasserie feel.

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R e v ie w \

DECANTER\ BEN THOMAS ON TASTINGS FIT FOR A QUEEN Birthday weekend – the The Queen’s last long weekend until November – always throws up a dilemma for me: cram

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a range of experiences into the three days; or relax and recharge for the half-year ahead. Both of these can easily incorporate a glass of wine, but I generally choose to get out and visit a wine region or two. This year, no fewer than four wine regions around the state are hosting weekend-long events, so it looks like I’ll be racking up the kilometres in the car. From wine barrel-rolling races down Rutherglen’s High Street to Dolce Fa Niente (“the sweetness of doing nothing”), at Politini in the King Valley, region-wide events are great for the grape lover in the family, but there’s always more than enough to keep designated drivers and, most importantly, children entertained. A mate and I took our two-year-olds, Mim and Zef, for an overnight stay at Rutherglen a few weeks ago and were thrilled to find play equipment, toys and colouring books at all the cellar doors we visited, giving us much-needed breathing space to taste and chat through a few wines. One winemaker even let her chooks loose for the kids to chase as we enjoyed a glass with lunch. Our wives will be pleased to know we did curtail our tastings to supervise the kids, so a good tip for tasting wines with little ones around is not to feel obliged to

taste all the wines on offer. If reds are your thing, skip the whites and get stuck into the shiraz straight away. The King Valley and Rutherglen are both fair drives (three hours by car), though they can be done as day trips if you don’t have time to hang around. Closer to home, the Mornington Peninsula is hosting its annual winter wine weekend. Its keynote event is at the Red Hill showgrounds on the Saturday of the Queen’s Birthday weekend, with more than 200 wines available for tasting under the one roof. And there’s more to the celebrations than the main event. Leave the showgrounds and head to cellar doors to try back vintages and grab bargains. I wrote about Heathcote being a favourite region of mine recently, and it looks like there are some interesting tastings over the weekend. Wineries with cellar doors are open each day, but what interests me are the smaller wineries, that have their wines available for tastings at Cellar & Store on the Heathcote main drag. Heathcote is an hour and 40 minutes’ drive from Melbourne and there are a few ways to get there. Go through Lancefield and you’ll find yourself at Shelmerdine’s cellar door before you make it to town. \

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Heathcote on Show \ Highlight: The range of tastings over the weekend at Cellar & Store. Don’t miss cellar doors: Shelmerdine, Yabby Lake. » www.heathcoteonshow.com.au Mornington Peninsula Winter Wine Weekend \ Highlight: Winter Wine Fest at Red Hill showgrounds on June 11. Two hundred wines and their makers under the one roof. Don’t miss cellar doors: Eldridge Estate, Paradigm Hill. » www.mpva.com.au King Valley Weekend Fit For A King \ Highlight: Tasting prosecco along the new Prosecco Road wine tour. Don’t miss cellar doors: Brown Brothers, Pizzini. » www.winesofthekingvalley.com.au Rutherglen Winery Walkabout \ Highlight: Back vintages and tasting history in a glass with rare fortifieds. Don’t miss cellar doors: All Saints Estate, Scion Vineyard. » www.winemakers.com.au

taste this Crittenden Estate The Zumma Pinot Noir 2009

Stonier Chardonnay 2009

Rutherglen Estates Savagnin 2010

With aromas of peach, toast, melon and struck match along with generous, fruit-driven stonefruit, grapefruit and honey flavours, this well-made, solid wine will appeal to a broad range of drinkers. It gets the balancing act between bright, chalky acidity and rich flavours just about right, and a creamy texture adds to the wine. It has good length with spice and honey flavours on the finish.

This would be a good option for parties or barbecues. It goes well with food and would make wine lovers and people who just want a glass of white happy. Low alcohol is a plus as it’s a wine that could easily be guzzled. It is, however, a rather serious wine and a good example of local savagnin. Flavours and aromas of pear, honeysuckle, lemon zest and a hint of tinned pineapple sit well with crisp, slightly chalky acidity and creamy texture.

(Mornington Peninsula) $25; 13.5% ★★★★

(Region) $16; 11.5% ★★★ ½

(Mornington Peninsula) $49; 13.5% ★★★★ ½ Winemaker Rollo Crittenden has been on a roll lately, and it continues with this release. Elegant, lifted aromas of light and dark cherry, plum, mineral and loam lead to fresh, vivid flavours of cherry, rhubarb, raspberry and earth. Its structure – a silky texture with acid and tannins in balance – stands it in good stead as an ageing prospect and it was better drinking after being opened for a day. It has a persistent finish with layers of sweet and sour flavours.

(Heathcote) $29.90; 14.5% ★★★★ ½

Food match \ Grilled scallops

5★ Outstanding

So you love a bargain?

These limited-release wines are a good reason to head to Brown Brothers’ cellar door at Milawa. Matured in mostly aged American oak, this is plush and powerful with aromas of blackberry, cherry, spice and cured meat. It’s got fresh acid on the palate, fine-grained tannin and medium-bodied flavours of blackberry, pepper, clove and oak sweetness that build and build on the finish. It’s a remarkably light and well-balanced wine given the high alcohol.

Food match \ Antipasto

Food match \ Mushroom risotto

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Brown Brothers Limited Release Shiraz 2009

Food match \ Roast lamb

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4★ Really good 3★ Good 2★ OK ★ Not worth it

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Holly’s Garden Ramato Pinot Gris 2010 (Whitlands) $17; 13.5% ★★★★ The Whitlands Plateau is at the southern end of the King Valley, and these grapes were grown at an altitude of 750 metres. Ramato means copper in Italian and is an old method of production in which the grapes are crushed and left on their skins to gain a copper-like colour, rich texture and crisp acidity. Texture and acidity are structural highlights, as are aromas and flavours of pear, golden delicious apple, red berries, citrus (juice and pith) and a varietal smokiness. I had to double-check the price. Food match \ Peking duck june 8, 2011 \ The weekly review 13


R E V IE W \ IN T E R V IE W

Jeff Rowley spent his first year with plaster up to his waist and doctors told his mother he would be a cripple for life. PETER WILMOTH meets the man who grew up to surf 20-foot waves for charity.

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ALKING through Jeff Rowley’s Torquay garage, with its 20 surfboards stacked high, the jet-ski, flotation vests and various other paraphernalia used for big-wave surfing, it’s not what you might imagine to be a headquarters for the raising of $1 million to combat breast cancer. Rowley, 32, has decided that you shouldn’t wait until you’re rich to give something back. And the big-wave surfer who runs a protein powder business called Mirrabooka isn’t rich – but he is brave. He has decided to pursue, ride and record a 20-foot (six-metre) wave to raise that million. It’s a mission about which he feels passionate. “A lot of people wait until they make a lot of money before they start giving back. I live an amazing life here on the coast. Why wait? Start giving back now.” Rowley’s idea was inspired by the pregnancies last year of his sister – “She’s now had a beautiful little baby, Jack” – and of “four of my good girl friends”. “There was a period where I was thinking, ‘Women go through so much, I need to give something back to them’,” he says. “I have business goals, personal goals, and contribution goals,” he says. “(A personal achievement) goal is to catch a 20-foot wave by hand, not using a jet-ski. Another goal was to raise money for charity; to do something, to give back. I didn’t know how to do that. I thought about going to work at a soup kitchen. Then I decided to incorporate two goals into one, do something that I love and turn that into giving back. I’m trying to conquer my fears, because catching a 20-foot wave is a scary thing. But that’s nowhere near as scary as having cancer.” So far, through word-of-mouth and posters put up in the town, he’s raised $7500. “It’s a big challenge and a big learning curve,” he says. “I think you’ve got to set your goals pretty high. Talking to other people who have raised $1 million for charity – when they said they were trying to raise $1 million they were told they were crazy and it was impossible. People in the street are saying it’s amazing what I’m doing. They’ll tell me a story of how breast cancer has touched them.” Every day Rowley scans weather websites searching for the massive swell that he needs. When it’s imminent, he and his girlfriend will drive – if it’s on Victoria’s ominous southern coast – or fly if it’s in South Australia or off the south-west coast of Western Australia. “You start hearing rumours. Someone will be talking about the huge swell coming in next week. And if I haven’t spotted it already I’ll go check the long-range forecast. As I see it getting closer I’ll use a different set of websites telling me exactly when it’s going to hit.” With surfing defiantly staying with the old measurements, a wave of 20 foot smashes a psychological barrier. “People are very reluctant to say a wave is 20 foot,” Rowley says. “You can say a wave is 15 or 18 foot, but to call a wave 20 foot, ears prick up and take notice. It’s massive. Paddling into a wave like that is probably the most challenging thing in surfing.” Confirming the 20-foot mark is “up to me”, he says. “I know when I catch a wave and document it, it is going to be scrutinised by everyone everywhere. My girlfriend will video it and I’ll use a professional surf

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photographer.” Rowley will use the photo to raise awareness and attract money for what he’s calling Charge for Charity. Rowley has surfed big waves many times, both paddling into the wave and using a jet-ski to be towed onto larger swells that are impossible to catch by hand. He is the jet-ski partner of Ross Clarke-Jones, one of the world’s pre-eminent tow-in surfers, also based in Torquay. Together they have faced massive, deadly swells, often just the two of them. “One day in Victoria last year it was over 20 feet, no problem,” Rowley says. “It was the ugliest ocean you’ve ever seen in your life. The wind was blowing onshore and there were white caps as big as houses out the back. We both caught a couple of massive waves. There was nobody around. We were on our own half a mile out to sea. “Ross has this amazing jet-ski, a giant turbocharged, the Lamborghini of jet-skis. I had to pick him up under a cliff. There were three- and four-metre waves breaking up against the cliff. “Ross Clarke-Jones lives a life without limits. He’s fit, he’s focused and he’s not scared about what other people think. I get told all the time that I’m crazy and slow down but what you’re doing is putting the spotlight on the person who’s talking to you and making them reflect on themselves.” Rowley’s daily training involves blending the disciplines of “free diving” with the rigours of big-wave surfing. “Everything about free diving is calm and slow and everything about surfing is extreme,” he says. “In free diving you want to slow down your heart, slow down your breathing, control every environment and you only have to go under water once. In surfing you’ve got waves crashing on your heads, boards hitting you in the head, water going down your throat and you’ve got multiple waves hitting you, so it’s the exact opposite. “If you can control your breathing, get a lot of oxygen into your blood, your heart can pump slower and stronger, and then when your heart’s relaxed your nervous system stays relaxed. The problem for most people when they see a big wave is that they switch straight into fight or flight – they panic. When you’re in fight or flight you lose all your basic motor skills. You lose your coherence, your ability to think straight … Or if you happen to catch a wave you’ve lost your basic motor skills, so you’ll fall straight off.” The challenge, he says, is to control emotions and fears to survive a wipeout in huge waves. “The worst wipeout is 25 seconds (held under water). A two-wave hold-down could be 50 seconds. But it’s not like holding your breath in the pool – it’s like you’re getting beaten up by a football team while you’re trying to hold your breath.” Rowley has had his own adversities to overcome. Born in 1979 with “underdeveloped” legs, he spent the first year of his life in plaster up to his waist. Doctors told his mother: “He will be a cripple for life and will never walk.” He grew up in Anglesea on the Surf Coast, where his family moved in the 1970s from Melbourne for a sea change. His father, Bill Rowley, was a surfboard shaper and ran a surf shop selling his Springer surfboards. “My earliest memories were crawling around the floor of my dad’s shaping bay playing in the foam dust, or crawling around the wetsuits in their shop. Or opening the gates at the farm when dad went surfing – got to get through the farms to get to the beach. So my brother and sister and I did all the gates. We loved it.” The doctors had underestimated him. At the age of two he was on body boards in the shorebreak, at eight standing up on a real board. It was a blissful beachside life until 1990, when the Pyramid Building Society collapsed. “It ruined the business,” Rowley says. “Mum and dad lost everything. We lost our home, lost the business, like so many other Victorians. Everything they’d worked for for 20 years. “My parents decided to turn a negative into a positive.

“It (bIg-wave surfIng) Is the ultImate test – how calm can you stay?” We got a borrowed caravan and a borrowed car. They put us into correspondence school and we drove around Australia for a year. It ended up being one of the best years of our lives. A year of time with our parents, staying in caravan parks, we learnt how to bait hooks and tie knots, we saw crazy wildlife, snakes, goannas, sharks and turtles, caught barramundi, saw crocodiles.” At the end of this odyssey they settled on the Gold Coast and lived at Burleigh Heads for five years. Each school holidays Rowley would return to his beloved Victoria. “Every time you surfed at the Gold Coast there were 100 people in the water at the major breaks. It was crazy. And it was really rough. We saw things at a young age in the street, people getting bashed. It wasn’t the lifestyle that I wanted.”

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n the last day of school, when all his mates went off to Schoolies Week, Rowley flew back to Victoria and never left. “The whole family followed me back down.” He surfed in junior surf competitions until he was 20 but was not impressed with the “knee-high” waves in which the contests were held. He preferred big waves, but was in awe of their power and danger. “I’ve paddle surfed into 20-foot waves in Hawaii but I was really scared and I didn’t catch any big ones,” he says. “Now I’m a littler older I want to really have a good crack at it. “Out there in big surf it’s amazing. It’s almost life-changing. So much water moving around. I remember sitting having a look over a couple of waves there and it felt I was looking down at the whole Hawaiian islands; that’s how far up you are and the view you have. I froze. I looked into a few and it was too much for me. I was 18 or 19 and I wasn’t ready for it.” Later he did surf waves of up to 30 foot, but always using a jet-ski, which allows surfers to catch swells out at sea. “It’s really wild and stormy most of the time, very inhospitable, howling winds; it’s usually pretty ugly,” he says. “When you’re out there and it’s huge, there’s usually only a few people out in the water and they really want to be there. “When you’re on a jet-ski you can cover an area as big as a couple of football fields. The jet-ski just drives over there and catches a wave. But when you’re paddling you’ve got to position yourself right where you can catch the wave by paddling. If you’re waiting for a 20-foot set and you see it coming, the whole horizon goes black. You see this black line on the horizon, like a tsunami coming. Every instinct in your body is telling you to go for the horizon, paddle fast now. But you know you’re in the (right) spot and you have to override all your instincts and not move.” And if you’re wrong? “If it’s a 25-foot set or a 30-foot set you’re history. You come over the first one and if

it’s 25 foot you’re going to wear it straight on the head. That’s why it’s the ultimate challenge. It’s your judgment call against the ocean. It is the ultimate test – how calm can you stay?” Rowley tells an extraordinary story about the wave that nearly killed him two years ago while tow-in surfing with Clarke-Jones and Jeff’s brother Chris. “The biggest wave of the day came through on the biggest swell I’d ever seen. (It was on Victoria’s wild south coast). It was in the middle of winter, one of those ugly, howling-wind days, only a couple of people in the water. We love those days. “I was in position for where a 20-foot wave would come though. We were on the jet-ski, came over the top of the first wave in the set and knew the second wave was going to be the one. The wave was 30 foot. We were so out of position. My brother Chris was driving the jet-ski. He was struggling to get up and over the top of the wave without getting pitched. As I was holding on to the rope behind him I realised I was already on the wave so I let go of the rope and started to ride the wave. “It was so much bigger than any wave I’d ever seen. I was deep in the wave with a huge wall a couple of hundred metres in front of me. I thought, ‘This wave is going to kill you, so give it everything you’ve got’. I committed to it and leaned forward. As I watched the thing unfold and barrel over me, I held my line in the barrel and … I had this beautiful view inside the barrel and then it spat, there was all this white mist and I could hardly see. The mist started to clear and I realised I’d come out of the barrel and I’d made it … An instant of elation passed through me. But what I didn’t see was the wave was closing out and I couldn’t see the lip coming down from three (building) storeys above me, and this slab of water as big as a pool was coming down straight on top of me. The wave landed on me. It crushed me flat, hit me into the water and my left shoulder ripped back so hard that my left arm went numb (instantly), knocked all the wind out of my lungs … “People think you can curl up in a ball and hold your breath, but this thing hit me so hard and fast it was like a rag doll being hit by a Mack truck. You can’t pull your arms and legs in, you are flailing wildly. It held me down for 25 seconds, which when you’re winded and beaten is a long time. About three times I thought it was going to let me back up … but no.” Rowley knew the next wave was arriving any second, and he probably wouldn’t be able to survive too much time under water. “I got to a point where I became really calm, thinking, ‘You’re probably not going to come up from this’. I thought I was history.” He managed to get to the surface, coughing up blood, throwing up water. His brother picked him up on the jet-ski. “I learnt a lot from it. I thought, ‘If that’s the biggest wave I’ve ever seen and that’s what it’s going to do to me, I’ve got to go and train for that’. It didn’t scare me away. That wave was the benchmark.” For 10 years Rowley worked at the surf company Quiksilver in Torquay until leaving two years ago to start his protein powder business. He invites corporates or individuals to sponsor him through his website. All money goes into a holding account for the charity without touching Rowley’s bank account and he is not charging any running costs. He will not give up on this dream. “If I don’t get the $1 million I’ll keep going. I’ll use everything I’ve learnt this year from it and go again next year.” After spending time with Rowley, you believe him. If he can stare down a 30-foot wave, there’s little doubt he’ll become the million-dollar baby. \

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IFEwithBIRD designers Nicholas Van Messner and Bridget McCall summed it up perfectly. There used to be a time and place if you wanted to wear track pants, and that was the couch – but a lot has happened to the sportswear classic since fashion got its hands on it. “We’re all for them,” say Van Messner and McCall, who have created a special tracksuit to raise money for the annual Tracky Dack Day, which will be launched on June 9 at the Whitehouse Institute in Melbourne. The public can also participate in the fund-raiser by wearing tracksuit pants on July 1 to promote awareness of kids battling illness and injuries in hospital. All money raised from Tracky Dack Day will go to TLC for kids, a national charity that provides emergency distractions to nurture the emotional well-being of kids undergoing medical treatment within 48 hours of the request being made.

When you think of tracksuits, images of shopping malls (think Fountain Gate’s Kath and Kim), gangster rappers and their bling-inspired video clips and sessions at the gym may come to mind. But when well-known designers such as J’Aton, Aurelio Costarella, Carla Zampatti, Alpha60, Ellery, LIFEwithBIRD, Lui Hon, Dhini, Jenny Bannister and Extinct had a shot at revving the celebrity status of tracky dacks for the launch of this fund-raiser, they gave the suburban sportswear classic a run for its money. “Designers all the world over have embraced the sportswear classic and made it a high-fashion regular, minus the synthetics and stripes,” say Van Messner and McCall. The inspiration for their charity-designed track pant was all about conjuring innocence and purity. “It’s about feeling free and rejuvenated,” they say. “We wanted to create a piece that was sophisticated, but also true to the relaxed and understated nature of this iconic comfort garment.” Jenny Bannister’s creation is as playful and fun as it gets. It’s all about channelling the wild child within and looking glamorous from every angle. “Tracky dacks are not for general exhibition,” says Bannister. “Surprisingly, Aussies have taken to them with a vengeance and made them a staple classic, not just for the gym or house wear. My tracky dack idea is to look hot, artistic, creative and on fire at all times. We only live once and should look good at all times.” Kym Ellery, from fashion house Ellery, wanted her track pants to inspire the wearer, tempting us with her own spin on bling. “We have hand-beaded some crystals and sequins on them, so that when you look down there is a glimmer shining back at you,” says Ellery. Simon Foretti, from Extinct, says, “A good pair of trackies is like a timeless friend who is always there for me. They make you feel like you’re at home. The rule is to find a pair that suits you and this involves investing in one good pair rather than having three average ones. They are as Australian as the Hill’s Hoist and will be so for many generations to come, so don’t fight it, embrace it.” While Alpha60’s Alex and Georgie Cleary have taken their idea one step further and turned to their favourite designer, Josef Hoffmann, for inspiration. “He believed that all objects should be designed with consideration. When he created a house, he designed every aspect, from the structure, through to the furniture and cutlery,” they say. “We took his theory a step further and designed these trackies to match his most famous building, the Palace Stoclet. Imagine trackies that matched your décor.” The fund-raiser on June 9 will be hosted by Sarah Gale and the designers will show off their creations for a one-off bidding chance. \

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R E V IE W \ has a primeval thirst for YOUR SKIN  moisture. Nature doesn’t help. It dries your skin, so nurturing by you becomes

For dry skin, look for more emollient creams made from nut butters, oils and humectants such as glycerin and hyaluronic acids. These help to draw and all-important. retain moisture. Moisture is the mantra of clinical dermatologists. With sensitive skin – in reality few people have it and They will tell you, as they’ve told me, that all the most claimants are self-diagnosed – you should use skin needs is moisture, with everything that products without fragrance. Avoid ingredients such follows being secondary. as vitamin A, salicylic acid or any fruit acids. It’s hard But it’s hard work choosing a good Those with normal skin should look for a moisturiser. You have to wade through both work choosing lightweight lotion to maintain natural moisture. a good the time-honoured and proven ingredients For oily skin, avoid anything heavy; seek moisturiser and the seductive claims and unbelievable out lightweight creams that do not clog pores promises of the booming beauty industry. (non-comedogenic). A gel cream is best. There’s a place for that, as beauty is a If you have acne-prone skin, rosacea or other business and gloss and glamour are better for the skin conditions, consult clinical dermatologists. bottom line. Mature skin is similar to dry skin. As we mature we Time and again I have preached in these pages that lose collagen and skin tends to become drier. Look for good skin is a culmination of genes, lifestyle, diet and, of creams that promote cell turnover. Ingredients such course, good skin care. So what can you do to help your as alpha and beta hydroxy and antioxidant help skin retain its soft, supple, suede-like feel? keep skin in check There are a couple of points to keep in mind first of The challenge for me was to hunt down all. No.1 is that your skin changes with age and what an amazing array of moisturisers for worked when you were 18 may no longer be appropriate under $15. It took me several weeks and a when you’re 30, and definitely not from your mid-40s. truckload of products to come up with just The other fact worth remembering is that water is the six. These products may not be well known main ingredient in most moisturisers, which are usually as they do not have mega advertising an emulsion of water and oil to lock in moisture and act dollars behind them or are simply as a temporary barrier to whatever nature throws at you. content with their sales, relying just The ideal moisturiser for you will depend on your on how well they work. \ askdhav@gmail.com skin type.

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It is only simple in name. This moisturiser is a definite hard worker. It is non-greasy, enriched with pro-vitamin B5 and provides good moisturisation for 12 hours.

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This evening frock has been made out of gold lamé. It is belted around the waist, free flowing, and utterly charming. I can only imagine that the hair would have been waved and quaffed in a french roll, possibly with a hairpiece to exaggerate the weight. This dress should aways be finished off with pearls.

Robert Fritzlaff dress

Designed by Australian Robert Fritzlaff, this gown is a soft buttermilk shade. It has an empire style and an extraordinary contrasting cape. It’s to be worn with high gloves, white, patent, square shoes and what we call a fluffy hairstyle – teased, then tamed into a bouffant round do. This is perfect outfit for a parliament ball.

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This shimmering evening dress is timeless. Designed in the 1960s, it was praised for its extraordinary tailoring and ladylike shapes. The hair should be worn in a bob with a heavy fringe, and possibly some Twiggy-inspired Perspex earrings.

VINTAGE STYLE ON SHOW Swinging ’60s: Model Jan Stewart (above), c1965. (JANICE WAKELY)

Sign of the times: Christine Farrell (right) wears a Ricki Reed dress and Gamins shoes, c1969. (MAURICE MEAD)

to yesteryear! This week we WELCOME focus on the Melbourne beauty queens of the 1950s and ’60s. Straight out of

deportment schools where they were taught grooming routines and ladylike manners, these models were the leading image makers of their time. Photographed by famous artists including Helmut Newton and Athol Shmith, these models gave Melbourne fashion its own distinctive style and identity. Set in Como House, the exhibition Mannequin: Fashion Modelling in the 1950s and ’60s delves into a vast archive of material. It showcases Melbourne’s top models through their own personal memorabilia,

images and couture designs. Importantly, the clothes, wigs, handbags and accessories have been donated by the elite fashion women of the time. It gives the public an insight into the glorious years of the Menzies era. They can learn about the role and customs of a model in the ’50s and ’60s – a robotic, completely poised image maker who requires a remote control to operate. \

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» MANNEQUIN: Fashion Modelling in the 1950s and ’60s at Como House until July 3. » www.comohouse.com.au

The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of The Weekly Review.

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Through The Looking gLass Inspiring: Anne Summers is spreading a positive message to young women. (DArriAn TrAynor)

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’m a very strong feminist and I’d never walk away from that, but it’s not all I do,” said Anne Summers during a recent visit to Melbourne. The Sydney-based journalist and author who recently had her face printed on an Australian stamp with three other female “living legends” resents rigid descriptions of herself. But she’s done so much that rigid descriptions are hard, unless you’re committed to tired stereotypes. “It’s a nice change from footballers and cricketers,” Summers remarked at the time of the printing, with characteristic nonchalance. Sitting in the lobby of the Sofitel hotel, she is, again, far from the idea of a feisty feminist. But as an intellectual committed to truth, she doesn’t mind getting the facts straight. “It annoys me when people say, ‘oh, she’s the feminist writer’, as if ignoring the fact that I do write about other subjects as well,” she says. “I’ve done many things.” Summers was in town for a literary event at the Wheeler Centre, where she took part in a panel

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discussion on masculinity – a topic that has recently topped her long list of interests. In an opinion piece for The Age, she asked, “Why is it only footballers, shearers or Diggers who are deemed to be the authentic article? … Why does the ocker have such a strong grip on our imagination and on our sense of who we are?” They were questions that summed up what Summers was about, without reaching for a cliché: an individual hell-bent on challenging the status quo. “When I left school and first went for a job, (women) didn’t get the same money, there were some jobs we couldn’t do, we were treated differently, we were supposed to be decorative in the office rather than be taken seriously. And that really annoyed me,” she says. “And then the more you kind of got into it, the more you realised that there was a profound, systemic discrimination again women – legal barriers to Women’s participation.” She sees the same kind of profiling threatening men today: “Just as women wanted to escape stereotypes

because they were constricting, men have also wanted to escape the stereotype of the gruff, laconic guy who never shows any emotions and doesn’t have any feelings and who’d rather hang out with his mates in the pub than be with his wife and kids. It’s a stereotype that no longer describes the majority of men.” Summers’ career as a writer has been fuelled by this intellectual restlessness mixed with a strong sense of fairness and equality. Putting words on a page has been her life’s major preoccupation since growing up in the suburbs of Adelaide. “The Catholic newspaper used to have a children’s page, and you used to be able to get points for everything that was published, and if you got up to a certain number of points you got various awards. I used to write like crazy.” Eventually, what started as a game became her ambition. “I thought, it would be great if I could become a real journalist. It was something I always had at the back of my mind.”


When she started at the National Times, Summers had already had a book published, which would later gain her a PhD at the University of Sydney. Damned Whores and God’s Police re-imagined Australian society from a feminist perspective, and in the setting of second-wave feminism (or “new feminism”) it was an instant bestseller. When the book came out in 1975, the term “domestic violence” hadn’t yet been invented, sexual harassment had also not yet made its way into the vernacular, and it would be another four years until Australian women would win the right to have children without fear of someone replacing them at work. Writing this momentous work at 26 – a book that completely changed the way people looked at Australian society and history – was her life’s proudest moment, Summers says; a moment that allowed her to take on the world, and come out triumphant. “I can’t believe I did it,” she says. “It was incredibly hard to do. It took a lot of courage to do, to take on all the great men of history, the great men of letters, criticising everybody. And I really didn’t know if I’d be able to do it. So when I did, it was such an accomplishment.”

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But if words and ideas fight for air inside her, on the outside Summers is calm, perceptive and frank. She talks about her first job in journalism at the National Times, a weekly publication based in Sydney that focused on long-form journalism. It had advertised for “energetic self-starters” and Summers took it upon herself to convince the editor that she could do the job. “The editor was very young and very interested in breaking stories. We didn’t have to worry about news in the traditional sense, so we could go out there and kind of make our own news.” It was at the Times where Summers was given three months to work on a series of pieces about the state of prisons in New South Wales. Her investigation led to a royal commission into the jails and won her a Walkley Award for journalism. “It was a fantastically luxurious way, really, to break into journalism – to be able to write about things that interested me, and to be able to write at length, on subjects other newspapers hadn’t touched,” she says.

ith a book and a Walkley Award firmly under her belt, Summers took on a new challenge as a Canberra correspondent for The Australian Financial Review. Here, things became a bit trickier to manage. “First of all, it was daily journalism, which I’d never done before. Secondly, it was Canberra,” she says. “In the end I left journalism because, even though I didn’t have children, I did want a life.” After investing a final few years as the paper’s North America correspondent, she ventured into government work, accepting an invitation to run former prime minister Bob Hawke’s Office of the Status of Women. She later became Paul Keating’s adviser on women’s issues, but before that, jumped at a business opportunity which proved irresistible. Ms., an American feminist magazine was for sale. With her business partner, Fairfax’s Sandra Yates, they bought it and soon after set up a second magazine, Sassy, in 1987. Summers became the editor of Ms. “We were the toast of the town for a few years,” she recalls. “It was a great way to experience New York. We were very, very famous, because we were the women who bought this magazine. We got a huge amount of media attention, and got invited to everything. It was great.” But not long after, Fairfax decided to sell off its overseas assets, meaning Summers and Yates had to buy themselves out. They were successful – raising $20 million in six weeks and making history by becoming only the second women to lead a management buyout in corporate America. But, once again, things turned sour. A boycott by what Summers describes as “religious right-wing” groups who opposed Sassy’s sex column, gained momentum and Sassy lost its five largest advertisers. “They were successful, and they kicked us out of business,” Summers says. “It was difficult for Ms. because we wouldn’t accept cosmetic advertising. The cosmetic companies always insisted you have beauty columns, and we didn’t have any beauty, we didn’t have any fashion, we didn’t have any recipes, and if you don’t have those things you don’t get the advertising. “The whole economic model was skewed towards advertising. You couldn’t do an article on domestic violence, for example, because no advertiser would allow their product to be put on those pages.” She says advertising companies also demanded a “sympathetic edit” on subjects that were relevant to their products.

“We used to have to take cigarette advertising, which our readers hated, and we got quite a lot of car advertising, but it was very difficult.” Would it be any easier running a magazine today? “It would be worse today. Advertisers just have such incredible power. They basically dictate the contents of magazines.” After working for Keating, Summers became the chair of the board of Greenpeace International. In 1989 she was made an Officer of the Order of Australia. But writing has never left her, and she is, to this point in time, the author of eight books. Summers’ most recent book, 2009’s Lost Mother, grew out of a painting that came to her when her mother died; a portrait of her mother as a child. When she decided to find out more about the painting, and its history, she realised there was an untold story. “I discovered there was a second portrait that had been done at the same time which is missing – still missing. So I decided to try to look for that as well, and in that painting, she was repainted as Madonna. So she tried to find out how to reach the artist, her name, and what else she was working on,” she says. “I had a very difficult relationship with my mother and so the relationship in a sense was lost, and my mother died very suddenly, so we never had a chance to put things right.

“I left journalIsm because, even though I dIdn’t have chIldren, I dId want a lIfe.”

“The book in a sense was also motivated by my trying to understand the relationship and what had gone wrong with it.” On another recent trip south, she was invited to speak to high-school students at Strathcona Baptist Girls Grammar School’s year 9 campus, Tay Creggan, where she stayed for six months in 1963 when it was a Catholic-run hostel and features in the Lost Mother. She was asked to reflect on feminism, her life’s work, and her advice for young women today. “We’re living in a world that’s changing so incredibly rapidly,” she told a reporter for Strathcona TV. “There’s no way we can predict what’s going to happen, so we have to equip ourselves for change by embracing change, by not being frightened of it, by being willing to take risks, by being willing to go with the flow, so you need to give yourself the tools to be able to do that. “What I would say to young girls in particular is that you should work with other women and support other women as you go through your journey of life.” The interview is up on Summers’ blog, The Looking Glass: Reflections: mine, yours, people we like, which is a motley of ideas, networking, stories and activism – a bit like herself, really. The next project Summers has set her eyes on is a not-for-profit online bookshop she launched in March called Words Working 4 Women. The organisation will use money raised from the sale of “words” – books, poems, articles, speeches – to fund micro-credit projects by female entrepreneurs in the developing world. “I always have a lot of things going on in different areas,” she says. “The whole thing about women’s equality will always be a core issue for me while there’s still unfinished business there. And there is.” \

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collection of his own commentaries, Robert Manne reminds us why history’s chroniclers are essential to our understanding of events, people and phenomena. Talking about writer and concentration camp survivor Primo Levi, Manne writes that “the changing of the landscape and the passing of the seasons at Auschwitz are both recollected with fidelity but pregnant with the seed of evil. It was as if from the time of his entrance through the gates of Monowitz-Buna Primo Levi was aware that he had been given the duty of recording for future generations one of the stories that needed to find a place in the collective memory of humankind.’’ Manne’s world in 21st-century Melbourne may be less menacing than Levi’s, but his role as an observer of our own Australian landscape is critical. If we are to make sense of our political and social environments, if we wish to be part of our community’s debates, then we need commentators such as Manne. His views, whether you like them or not, will prompt you to form your own. More importantly, a lot of what he writes involves primary evidence – the stories of the stolen generations, Julian Assange’s early life in Australia and the like. And it is this primary evidence, usually recalled with an academic’s detachment and scholarly rigour, that makes Manne’s essays important documents of record. Making Trouble: Essays Against The New Australian Complacency brings together a collection of Manne’s recent public work. The pieces go back to John Howard’s final term as prime minister; the author is forthcoming about who he sees as the chief catalyst for this “new complacency’’. “The greatest enemy of Australian self-criticism and re-invention was the man elected prime minister in 1996,’’ Manne writes in his introduction. You know the sparks are about to fly.

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CORRIE PERKIN maRKS ESSayS All sides of politics – the Greens included – are put under Manne’s microscope. The media, also, is scrutinised as an agent for dumbing down the debate. Manne’s particular concerns include the role of Rupert Murdoch, and the state of the ABC. He adds that “the impoverishment of the ABC is not a natural state of affairs. With an additional $100 million a year targeted at the more creative aspects of the ABC’s mission, that dimension of the nation which one might call its spirit or its soul would be enormously enriched.” The collection is, in its author’s words, a “critique of Australian populist conservatism’’. It’s a melting pot

of big ideas and firm opinions, ranging from subjects such as the asylum seeker debate, climate change, the 2020 summit, Gallipoli, Noel Pearson, WikiLeaks and the courage of Julian Assange, the rise and fall of Kevin Rudd, and Tony Abbott’s future. Manne’s July 2009 article on the Black Saturday fires, titled Black Saturday: Why We Weren’t Warned? is one of the most important articles to be written about that event, and reason alone to buy the book. I also put in that category of “must read” his four eloquent and moving essays about the Holocaust. They are stand-alone works of art. \

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he mind of a child is a fertile place for a film to seed ideas. Readers of a certain vintage will nod sagely, recalling decades of viewing the open sea or white noise on a television set with some trepidation after watching Jaws or Poltergeist in their youth. But while a good scare is fun for some, there are many other delights to be found at the Little Big Shots International Film Festival For Kids – larcenous livestock, curious curses, winsome wizards and a selection of sweet stories about love. “We try to find films that have positive messages and that are very much about kids or are driven by a child,” says festival director Chloe Boulton. “If a film is told from a child’s point of view, it gives kids in the audience a way to access the themes and ideas in the films.” For the past seven years, the festival has screened some of the best adult- and child-made films from around the world. Boulton has been involved in various capacities since Little Big Shots’ inception, and has been directing it since 2008. Winnowing the 500 short films she watched down to 80 for the festival was fun, but Boulton was also looking for thematically rich content. The result is a festival chock full of wry, deft films, which can provide far more contemplation and entertainment than their scanty running times would suggest.

“The way we’ve structured the festival, we’re able to put in films with strong messages that children can access,” says Boulton. “They probably won’t tune in and say, ‘Hang on, this one’s teaching me a lesson’, but they will extract those messages and, hopefully, talk to their parents or guardians after the screening and discuss some of those issues.” Revealing too much about these films would be sacrilegious, but Germany’s The Little Boy and the Beast is definitely one such film – check out our sidebar of quick picks. Handily, there’s also an education kit, with discussion questions and activities, available on the festival’s website, along with a full program of the various hour-long sessions. “We make sure that within every session there’s at least one Australian film, and at least one film that’s been made by a child, as well as a mix of other films from around the world and documentaries and dramas and animation,” says Boulton. “The idea is that in that hour those kids will have this journey around the world, and sort of a balanced diet.” Besides the films of international origin, Little Big Shots also puts out a call to Australian filmmakers of any age. For adults, it means an audience and a potential entrance to the festival circuit; for children,

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it’s a marvellous introduction to the magic of making movies. “One of the nicest things to happen is when you get a film entry from a kid, and when you ask them where they heard about the festival they say they attended it the year before,” says Boulton. “That’s a good outcome for us – one of the things we’re striving to do is encourage children to make their own films, and we also run a few workshops every year the lost thing to give them those tools.” There is also a film-reviewing competition for children under the age of 15. Among the prizes to be won is a spot on the jury for the following A marvellous year’s festival, which will watch all the childadult-made Australian films and pick the introduction and best of the fest. to making “It gives kids a voice and a chance to think movies critically about the films they have seen, and to discuss their idea and have their say about what’s on the screen,” Boulton says. But for those who just want a good time at the movies, there is plenty to see – and there’s no shortage of creatures and critters, either. But these, in their various forms, can be terribly important. As the English writer G.K. Chesterton once wrote, fairytales are more than true – not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten. \

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Fresh off its win for best animated short at this year’s Academy Awards. Shaun Tan’s brilliant book has been converted into a wonderful film.

Two Princesses \ Russia, for ages eight to 12

Delightfully askew in the tradition of the very best fairytales, this gem has charming narration and an excellent, propulsive score.

The Little Boy and The Beast \ Germany, for ages nine to 15

The narrative plunges you into the life of a boy beset by monsters – but things are not what they seem, and children often understand a lot more than you might think.

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Joan As Policewoman talks to JAne RoccA as writer. A deep field: Joan Wasser is determined to make each album better than the last. (SUPPLIED)

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et’s get the obvious out the way. Joan Wasser dated Jeff Buckley at the time of his death in 1997, when he accidentally drowned in the Mississippi River, in Tennessee. There is no doubt the events of that day have haunted Wasser in many drab shades of grey, the pain of the loss running deep like the murky waters of the river. His sudden death put her in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. Then, 10 years later, the pain birds reappeared, this time, announcing the news that her mother had lost her battle with cancer. When Wasser takes this call, you’d never think she had been the recipient of so much loss, grief and suffering but, of course, a glimpse into one’s world when doing a phone interview is hardly enough time to gauge the real goings-on behind closed doors. But there’s a sense that Wasser isn’t tortured any more. She has come out the other end smiling and her resilience rings clear on her third album as Joan As Policewoman titled The Deep Field. She charges forth with a sense of humour that is instantly obvious mid-conversation, and the new material is suitably charmed by an upbeat soul sound rather than an introspective folk manner that choked earlier works. In her world there is a bright side, a bigger picture and a new story to tell. “This record was mostly about letting go of the voices in my head, the things I would brew on and drive myself insane about,” says Wasser. “There wasn’t any truth in what they were saying any more, and I needed to free myself from that. It was certainly doing me no good. There was a lot of negative crap in my head and I was being hard on myself for no good reason. I was always a perfectionist, but when I realised that it is not possible, I fostered a new relationship with myself.” The Deep Field is not a sign that Wasser had softened her approach to songwriting. In fact, the 40-year-old, who lives in New York, is just as determined to make each album better than the last, but the internal dialogue has shifted – there’s less feeling sorry for oneself and more getting on with life. “It’s that crazy thing of when you’re nicer to yourself you like yourself more, and while that sounds so dorky, I had to subscribe to that philosophy a bit more,” she muses. “So I started to be a little bit softer on myself and telling a lot of those learnt conditioned internal responses to take a hike, and eventually they did.” As an aspiring singer/songwriter, Wasser began her career in music as a classically trained violinist. In the ’90s she joined the The Dambuilders, a Boston act with a pre-grunge motive that found mild success signing to Atlantic Records. It was while touring with this band that she and Buckley met and started dating (it lasted three years). The story goes, he wrote Everybody Here Wants You as an ode to her aura, that magnificent energy she managed to create when she walked in a room. Since his passing, she has developed a voice to be reckoned with, gently untying herself from the violin to become an artist who writes songs and performs them. “I don’t like talking about certain people from my past, it’s a private thing,” says Wasser. “But I will offer this – it’s incredible what time does. You never think you will feel different, and then you do. In that really desperate time of grief and loss you don’t think anything can change, but time changes everything. I

The Good coP do, of course, feel a lot better about all the big losses I have experienced. I got so much closer to my family since losing my mum, which is just wonderful. When difficult times happen it really is true that there is always something that you can glean out of it that is really beautiful and you don’t know what that is at the time. You can’t imagine that being true but it comes out to be that way, and I am starting to believe that.”

“my relAtionship with music is speciAl And ongoing. it hAs sAved my life over And over.”

The Deep Field sees Wasser still searching, but while she hasn’t found the answer, her search is less pained. Here she sings about love (Run For Love) and questions feelings (Nervous). The album is held together by an electro piano funk, delivering a more soulful excursion this time. Other songs, such as The Magic, survive on slick riffs and Wasser’s succinct vocal delivery. The Deep Field is quirkier than its predecessors. In 2006, Real Life was brutally honest, albeit a tad fragile, while 2008’s To Survive (dedicated to her mother) was confessional but musically more diverse. “Singing still feels new to me even though I have been doing it for a while,” says Wasser. “I think because I studied the violin seriously I feel that I won’t be a good singer until it’s 15 years from now. It takes a long time to perfect instruments, and the voice is just another.

My relationship with music is special and ongoing. It has saved my life over and over. Without it I probably wouldn’t be here. This time I made a conscious effort to write a happier record.” Before embarking on a solo career, Wasser spent her time performing with others, most notably joining Antony and the Johnsons in 1999. “I was in a really rough space when I joined that band,” says Wasser of meeting Antony Hegarty. “Antony nursed me back to life. It’s true. He is an incredible human being. I made I Am a Bird Now with him (It won the prestigious Mercury Music Prize in 2005).” Then Rufus Wainwright wanted her to join his band in 2005, and open for his shows. As a violinist, she had composed for everyone from the Scissor Sisters and played with Nick Cave and Lou Reed. “I feel so grateful that I get to play music for a living,” says Wasser. “Yes, it’s exhausting, but in the end, who cares? I get to see the world and play my music. It’s a great gift. And I can’t imagine doing anything else.” There’s also comfort in knowing someone else feels as she does. “Making my own music and singing my lyrics and having people respond to them remains special. Knowing people can relate to what I say and tell me they feel that way means so much to me,” reflects Wasser. “I do feel that as human beings we all share the same emotions. To know that I am connecting with people is profound, it really is.” \

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remember they are seeing only one aspect of the lives of Kate and Will. Their courtship was long and fraught with the same problems we may all experience – distance, conflicting priorities and a family who gets in the way. As with any wedding, seeing her all frocked up on the big day, it’s easy to forget how hard they’ve worked on their relationship and becoming the best people they can be, not only for themselves but for the British people – and that’s no mean feat! A wedding study conducted by eHarmony.com.au in April this year found that fewer than half of single people surveyed felt happiness or contentment after watching a wedding (46 per cent). Ouch! Feeling happy and content after a wedding was higher for those in romantic, monogamous relationships (56 per cent) and even higher for married couples (70 per cent). It seems the more settled in a relationship you are, the happier you will be for others.

How have women worldwide reacted to Wills’ and Kate’s wedding? Well, it’s complicated, writes STEPHANIE WILLIAMS.

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s the royal wedding hype hit fever pitch, happy for the woman who put in eight years of her life to some seemingly rational girls morphed from nab her prince? Delve a little deeper and you uncover a being excited well-wishers to deflated women, minefield of psychological issues – the mixed emotions, harbouring feelings of resentment, jealousy and the post-nuptial come-down and the unexpected emptiness in the aftermath. transfer of jealousy from Kate to Pippa Middleton with Spare a thought for Victoria of London. While she her new-found fame. Are we just envious, or is it more would not say if there were tears involved, she says: “The than that? inevitable comparisons are depressing; the night before According to psychologist Dr Suzy Green of the the wedding I was stuck in the office, while Kate was Positive Psychology Institute, emotions of jealousy putting the final touches to ‘that’ dress.” and resentment are explained by the social Alice of Manly, NSW, says: “I was slightly of comparison theory – upward social comparison Jealous the thought that (probably down to jealousy) makes us feel bad, downward social feelings and the Middletons shouldn’t be associated with comparison makes us feel better. the royal family as commoners – I mean, if “While we would love to be a princess, voodoo dolls this was the case, why couldn’t it be me?” we know the chances are very slim. The aside ... Our hard worker Victoria adds: “Before realisation the fairytale may never really the wedding I felt very sad – largely because I happen for us leads to these emotions. Most little had a huge crush on William when I was 14. If I’d girls grow up reading fairytales about princesses known he would marry a girl from an ‘ordinary’ family, and have imagined themselves in this role. Hence the I would’ve felt inspired to position myself a little more complex emotions that go along with experiencing tactically in his path!” the royal wedding of Kate and William – jealousy, Emily of London has similar feelings: “I’m depressed disappointment, resentment.” and moody. I enjoyed the ceremony itself but think we Victoria chimes in: “Ultimately I think my sadness could all do with a royal wedding detox over the next stems from the fact that Kate marrying William proves few months.” Not likely, Emily! everything is possible in life; which in turn makes me But why is this happening? Is it that the women of examine my life.” Australia, and indeed the world, simply cannot be Perspective is important here; women need to

ongue-in-cheek social etiquette website idobelieveicamewithahat.com isn’t surprised by the reaction: “There’s always going to be a certain amount of rivalry concerning any union, but when it’s broadcast to more than 2 billion people, it can become like the Colosseum. We’re constantly told we should be happy for others, but when it appears someone has landed their fairytale, it’s only natural for the claws to come out. A true lady concedes defeat graciously then makes a voodoo doll in her private chambers.” Jealous feelings and voodoo dolls aside, why are some women experiencing symptoms of post-nuptial depression without having actually been the bride? Dr Green says: “Any high, such as being caught up in the excitement of Kate and Will’s big day, and all the associated anticipatory emotion, can lead to post-event adrenal fatigue. It’s important to acknowledge highs can be followed by lows and to be kind to ourselves rather than think something is wrong with us.” And what about this new-found ill-feeling towards Pippa Middleton that women are reporting? She was once recognised as the lovely younger sister of the princess, now she is the woman men worldwide are ogling, who stole the limelight in an underwear-free dress. Kirstie Clements, editor of Vogue Australia, weighs in to the dress dynamics. “There was always the idea that you can’t wear white to a wedding as you are never to upstage the bride. I think she came pretty close to that. It was a beautiful dress you could be married in, perfect for an Australian wedding, but Pippa was upstaging her sister just a little bit. That’s the day you want the frumpy sister.” But Zoe Foster, author of Textbook Romance, has the right idea: “My experience of the royal wedding has been that women are filled with hope and optimism. Women loved the authenticity of Will and Kate, and the sweetness and genuine love and affection the two have for each other.” During the sermon, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams said: “In the busyness of each day keep our eyes fixed on what is real and important in life and help us to be generous with our time and love and energy.” According to Dr Green, this positive psychology principle highlights how important it is to identify our priorities – our relationships – and be kind, loving and generous and to look beyond ourselves to those in our lives. “Rather than dwelling on the fact we’re not all princesses, focus on who we are and what we have.” All I can say is, if the wedding has produced this much angst and discussion here in Australia, God save the motherland! \

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amantha Gash was into the toughest leg of an ultra-marathon race when disaster struck. The pain in her right knee had increased and she lost her sunglasses, a necessity when you’re running in the sands of the Gobi Desert in China. She was exhausted, dehydrated and lost, thanks to some local village children who had stolen the flags that guided competitors around the course. Just 21 kilometres from the finish line of a 250-kilometre race, Gash suffered hysteria, injury, and fatigue. Suddenly, the fierce competitor did not think she was going to make it. “When I reached the final checkpoint I just collapsed on the ground,” recalls Gash. “After a couple of minutes I pulled myself up, cried, vomited, and then cried again. It was like experiencing 10 billion emotions at the one time. ‘’They wanted me to take a mandatory stop but something triggered in my brain at the word ‘stop’. I pulled myself up, put some food in my mouth and started to walk away. I had to keep going, because I never give up on something I have set out to do.” Despite her physique – all of 151 centimetres and 44 kilograms – Samantha Gash is a giant in the world of long-distance running. At just 26, the Melbourne-born law student has run more than 1000 kilometres in the coldest, driest, hottest and windiest places on earth. And in November last year, she set a record to become the youngest person and the first woman to complete all the 4 Desert races in one calendar year. But that day in the Gobi remains her toughest challenge. “There were times when we would throw our bodies onto the sand, and I remember thinking to myself, it would be so much easier if I was dead right now. But, finally after 18 hours of hell, I could hear the drum beat signalling camp. It was the biggest relief.’’ Described by locals as “the race of no return”, the Gobi March is the second marathon in the RacingThePlanet 4 Desert Series – an event consisting of four 250-kilometre runs held in the salt plains of Atacama in Chile, the riverbeds of the Gobi, the undulating dunes of the Sahara in Egypt and the icy flats in the Horseshoe Valley in Antarctica. Commonly referred to as a “place as hot as fire”, temperatures in Gobi can reach a searing 50 degrees. Last year American Nicholas Kruse, 31, collapsed less then two kilometres before the line due to heat stroke and dehydration. He died in hospital later that day. “There is such a fine line between pushing the boundaries and risk of death,” says Gash. “In these races, everyone always thinks you have these profound thoughts, but your mind is just so occupied with survival, that it’s all about trying to put one foot in front of the other, while battling with demons of how painful this is.” As well as the heat, the Gobi is known for its spectacular landscape. Starting in the rolling green hills it takes competitors through a variety of river canyons, cliffs and oasis farmlands before making its way down through the seemingly endless dunes of the basin. “The idea behind RacingThePlanet, is to take people to culturally rich locations, see stunning scenery, and experience pristine environments before they disappear,” says Sam Healey, a spokesperson for the company. “The races take competitors back to basics, spending seven days in the desert carrying everything that you need your backpack is a world apart from the material world that many of us are used to living in every day. These facts in themselves attract people from all around the world and all walks of life.” Filled with food and racing equipment, the average backpack weighs between seven and 15 kilograms. This fact alone has guaranteed it a second placing in Time magazine’s Top 10 Endurance Competitions in the world, right behind the iconic Dakar Rally. “The events usually attract elite athletes who are well established in the small but growing ultra-running 32 The weekly review \ june 8, 2011

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FRANCESCA CARTER meets the girl who skips a weekend jog around the Tan for 250-kilometre marathons in the world’s most extreme climates.


better in each race’,” says Gash. “I feel it’s because I didn’t over-train. I did a lot of bikram yoga and whenever I felt an injury coming, I would jump in the water and run. There were times when I would be doing seven-hour, deep-water running sessions. My goal was never to come first, but I got better and better.” Jennifer Steinman is the director of Desert Runners, a movie that follows Gash and other competitors through the various countries as they attempt to complete the 4 Desert “grand slam”. She says that Gash was a real dark horse. “Sam really came out of nowhere,” says Steinman. “From being just a casual runner, she suddenly became determined and serious and her hard work paid off. She had to balance so many aspects of her busy life and make everything fit together. She made many sacrifices to get to the races, and yet she was able to make it all happen and succeed at all of it.” The documentary investigates the psychology of

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Quality in training over quantity. You can do this through varying your running sessions. Add in speed, hill and interval sessions to complement your longer runs.

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Cross training will assist you to develop strength and help reduce injuries. I love bikram yoga, spin classes and cross-fit training. You have to work the core muscles and incorporate plenty of stretching.

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Try and hit the trails wherever possible – even if you are training for a road marathon.

Train with friends or join a running group for some of your runs, it can help you stay focused to your goal. I’ve started running on Wednesday’s with a group called Running Divas at the Tan.

community,” says Healey. “There are also the rocketing number of competitors who have left road running and marathons to start trail racing. These competitors have discovered the compelling concept of running off-trail in places they would never be able to visit in this way by themselves, the ultimate freedom for a runner.” The number of competitors on each leg of the 4 Deserts race is strictly limited – up to 180 on the Gobi March, but capped at just 80 for the Atacama. Australia is always well represented, and last year’s Gobi saw 12 Aussies compete. With an unquenchable thirst for adventure, Gash again will embark on an ultra-marathon in August called La Ultra (The High). This time, the setting is the foothills of Himalayas and again Gash and her competitors will run 222 kilometres. Restricted to 40, the competitors must travel up and down the world’s highest motor pass, reaching heights of 5390 metres. “I am very nervous about the High, it will be my biggest challenge yet,” says Gash. Gash’s rise in marathon running is extraordinary. Her introduction to it was when she signed up to the Oxfam 100-kilometre trailwalker with three friends. “The race ended up being a complete failure,” says Gash. “Two of us wanted to run and the other two wanted to walk, which they did while on the phone to their boyfriends. It was not cohesive and our team was an absolute shambles. “But it gave me a taste and even though I was so physically unprepared, mentally I was strong. I kind of went into this autopilot.” Two years later, Gash entered the race again. She established a team of like-minded athletes, and trained intensively beforehand. The team ended up being one of the first young teams across the finish line. “I loved the adrenaline, and the whole organisation of pulling something like that together,” says Gash. “I became anal about making sure everyone had the same

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desires, because you can’t do a team event if you don’t share the same goal. In running especially, a lot of it is the process of how you are going to get your goal.”

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espite being brought up with in what she describes as a “non-athletic family”, Gash says her love for running was apparent even as a child. “I always did cross country at high school, but its a big jump from doing 10 kilometres at high school to ultra-marathons,” says Gash. “One of my close friends from high school used to do the Oxfam every year and I remember we would be sitting in the car waiting for our (VCE) results, and we would be talking not about our results but about the race. I loved her stories of the pain but also the camaraderie of working with other people.” Her first serious running started in 2006, when she entered the Melbourne Marathon. Before the event, she contacted Linda Quirk, a 58-year-old mother who has run seven marathons in seven continents in a bid to raise money and awareness for drug and alcohol addition treatment and long-term recovery. Quirk’s motives were inspired by her stepdaughter, Katherine, who struggled with meth addiction. Gash offered to wear some of her merchandise. “When I first met Sam, I remember her stating that she was a bit nervous and unsure of what it would be like to go the distance,” says Quirk. “But anyone meeting Sam for the first time cannot help but see a very determined, energetic and vivacious woman behind the tiny stature. With all of her initial trepidation going into the race it was evident that she was well prepared. Once the gun went off I did not see Sam until the finish … she was there long before me.” After the 4 Deserts races, Gash has found a routine that works. Always starting out slow, the self-described “pocket rocket” sacrifices water at checkpoints, and runs in what she calls “a grandma shuffle”. “Everyone always asks me, ‘how the hell did I get

“MY GOAL WAS NEVER TO COME FIRST, BUT I GOT BETTER AND BETTER.”

Fight to the finish line: Samantha Gash keeps looking for ways to push herself harder. (SUPPLIED)

an ultra-marthon runner, questioning why these competitors are willing to step so far outside their comfort zones. In the trailer, it shows a very exhausted Gash running with a photograph of a child strapped to her arm. The child is cystic fibrosis sufferer, a cause that Gash supports. Motivated by her cousin’s experience of the genetic disease, Gash explains how there has been great medical progress in CF in the past decade. Although currently incurable, 80 per cent of those born with CF are expected to reach their 30th birthday, 10 years ago the expectancy didn’t reach beyond 21. “I wanted to raise money for a charity that doesn’t always get pumped up with support,” says Gash. “Through these races which are internationally based, a broad of spectrum of people get to understand about it.” For the Himalayas race, Gash will also raise money for Nutrition Plus, a charity that works closely with schools to improve the health of indigenous and other low socio-economic children. Gash’s decision was inspired by an experience she had in 2007 when she worked as a volunteer at Mutijulu and Kaltukatjara in the Northern Territory. Through her relationship with her sponsor Juice Plus+, Gash became interested in the education and health of indigenous youth, Gash is proud to support a charity that focuses on improving nutrition, particularly through encouraging the consumption of fresh fruits, vegetables or bush-tucker species on a daily basis. “This year its all been about working out the best way for doing different things, I’m focusing on how I can incorporate my love of running, into being able to raise the most amount of exposure and generate the most amount of money for a charity that I care about. “It’s really easy in life to give yourself a way out. In these races there are so many moments when it’s so hard. There is always a perfect excuse to pull out or slow down, but what I value is that I won’t let something hard in my life be a reason to stop me and in some ways it pushes me to go harder.” \

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The Grapes of

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HARI RAJ gets some north-eastern exposure. And then along came ... Mandy (left) and Arthur Jones have lots on offer other than wine. (SUPPLIED)

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ravelling north from Melbourne, just after you pass the last of those infernal yellow arches that infect much of Victoria, there comes a moment when the neon turns to wood and the land just opens up. The faraway mountains are mere suggestions, and the sky goes on forever. So too do the vines you see immediately as you enter Rutherglen, parallel rows of potential stretching off into the distance. The town was built in the 1850s on an appetite for gold, but soon developed a commensurate taste for viticulture. Today the precious metals arouse much less urgency, but the earth still nourishes those who stayed. The region is buttressed by its fortified wines – as a sign in the centre of town proudly informs visitors, Sydney may have a nice harbour, but Rutherglen has a great port. But there are other delights for the inquisitive palate, such as bubbles and sparkles and a pantheon of titanic reds, of which durif is a local speciality. The first stop on our itinerary is Anderson Winery, run by father-and-daughter team Howard and Christobelle. Howard’s prized old MG is usually out the front, and you’re likely to be served by one of the pair in the same room where the bottling and other processes take place. Sparkling wines are a forte.

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Next is the Jones Winery and Vineyard, where of wine in the hands of our friendly waiter; his Mandy Jones dishes out delightful winks along with recommendations of a lighter red for our appetisers duck confit of conversation-halting deliciousness. I’m and one of those mighty durifs for the steak are perfect. not sure what the collective noun is for wire emus There is also a splendidly surreal touch when a cadre of (perhaps wiremus), but there are plenty to be found bagpipers on their annual retreat, resplendent in tartan, at Jones’, along with other fine food and handmade march through the dining rooms. bric-a-brac in a setting that exudes equal amounts of “What do they wear under their kilts?” asks my class and country charm. companion. I say nothing, which just may be correct. After lunch we stop at Buller’s where Monica The next day dawns bright and frosty. We There’s Neideregger is an excellent, ebullient host. nimbly dodge the fresh paint of Tuileries’ a pantheon Buller’s is rightfully proud of its Calliope just-completed wine bar and pop over to series of tokay and muscat, which each of titanic reds Rutherglen Estates, a cellar door just next to received perfect scores from US wine critic the restaurant and handily close to the main ... durif is a Robert Parker – a taste leaves us musing about street. We’re informed that the selection here specialty the treacly goodness. is popular with the young ones, but there are Rutherglen’s main street is charming in plenty of options no matter how many years that manner indigenous to country towns, with you’ve spent in a cellar. pubs showing off their gold-rush era façades and an Stanton & Killeen Wines is next on the agenda. extremely well stocked second-hand bookstore. Parker’s Simon Killeen is enthusiastic and informative as he Pies is a local institution, but we decide to save our leads us through the innards of his family’s winery, stomachs for dinner. We retire instead to Tuileries’ rattling off popular vintages and tales of the following well-appointed rooms, where we sip local sparkling that certain wines have garnered over the years. The wine and watch the setting sun paint the sky over the cellar door is cosy, and it’s hard to tell who’s more vineyards with glorious pastels. Life is hard, sometimes. friendly, Simon or the resident cat. For dinner, also at Tuileries, we leave the choice Then it’s off across the other side of town to Morris


Wines. The assorted trophies at the cellar door bear mute, shiny testament to Morris’ pedigree, and Mick Morris himself is a repository of knowledge, just as happy to discuss techniques and subtle differences in vintage as he is to break into stories of Rutherglen’s past. (The Morris fortifieds, it must be mentioned, disappear with alarming alacrity when my mother and grandmother come to visit.) Finally, after a quick reshuffle of the itinerary, we reach All Saints Estate, where we’re greeted by the intriguingly incongruous sight of a terracotta-coloured castle. Built in the 1880s, it’s a replica of the Castle of Mey in Scotland, and shelters a well-stocked cellar door and the nearby Indigo Cheese Company, which has nice nibbles. As we eat lunch, couples lounge by the pond with a bottle of wine and children play in the grass; it’s all very wholesome. As we leave, under an avenue of trees in their first flirtations with autumnal glory, it’s hard not to think that the most impressive aspect of Rutherglen is its scalability. Main Street is sleepy enough, but it comfortably handles thousands of visitors during the Walkabout (see breakout). The same flexibility can be ascribed to the various personalities who inhabit the region’s cellar doors. They’re lively and honest, as happy to answer inane questions from interested beginners as they are to have serious discussions about yeasts and yields. If you do stop by, be sure and have a chat. You might just learn something. \

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For the past 37 years, Rutherglen has played host to people from all over the country during its annual Winery Walkabout. All Saints Estate puts on muscat masterclasses by winemaker Dan Crane and tours of the castle, while Anderson Winery is putting on dinners in honour of Howard Anderson’s 40th anniversary of making wine. There’s live music to be found across the region; Jimmy Barnes is a fan of Buller’s produce, while this year their concert-ready grounds will play host to Taxiride lead singer Jason Singh. Rutherglen Estates and Stanton & Killeen Wines have reserve tasting and live bands too, and at the latter you can win a barrel of wine if your golf skills are good enough. At Jones Winery, there’s vertical tasting and sneak previews on offer, as well as a bazaar with more of its signature garden art, and Morris Wines has all manner of stalls and entertainment as well as award-winning wines to sample. There’s too much going on to fit into this space, but wherever you visit you’re likely to find produce and craft stalls, and fine food to go along with the fine drink. Hop on the website for a full itinerary. There is an abundance of regional tour operators from which to choose, and selections that show off the versatility of the region – from big reds to juicy flavours to spicy, peppery tastes. \

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$1.85 million – $3.35 million

Designed with a focus on liveability and flexibility, the houses are private, yet enjoy plenty of natural sunlight. The architects have created living spaces enhanced by Pure Collection. large expanses of glass to maximise the views of the This is the latest stage of the $550-million surrounding parklands. redevelopment of the site of Kew Cottages, a former The original Kew Cottages grounds were laid out residential hostel for people with intellectual disabilities. more than a century ago by the then director of the Two-hundred-and-seventy master-planned houses Royal Botanic Gardens in the tradition of an English will be built across the 27-hectare site with 80,000 country park. square metres of public open space adjacent to Studley There are 1100 existing trees on site with Park and the Yarra River. 168 botanical species, including established oaks, Main Drive Homes (stages 1 and 2), designed Moreton Bay figs, claret ash and Brazilian All by dKO Architecture, has already been built rosewood as well as eucalypts. MDG houses have Landscape Architects has created a central and all houses sold. Eighty per cent of stage 3a, the Silk Stone Villas – 14 houses priced landscaped green spine to enhance the European from $1.75 million and also designed by dKO development’s heritage precinct. appliances Architecture – has been sold and construction Redevelopment of the heritage Oak Walk is in progress, with completion expected in is scheduled to begin soon, when the trees August. Building has also started on stage 3b, the will be provided with a managed environment to Luxe Collection, 31 houses designed by Woods Bagot improve their health. The redevelopment will include and priced from $1.85 million – only one house is still a refurbished pedestrian link, and existing neglected available – and this stage is expected to be completed by fittings and fixtures, such as the heritage spoon drains next February. and light fittings, will be re-instated or refurbished. The $31-million Pure Collection, launched in early There are also plans to included barbecue and sitting May, has individually designed, freestanding houses areas, playgrounds and shelters in the development’s ranging in size from 280 square metres to 340 square stunning landscape. metres, each with internal courtyards and backyards. Construction of the Pure Collection is due to start All houses have European kitchen appliances with in September. \ MARY RIEKERT an integrated fridge and built-in coffee machine and mary@cyberella.com.au composite stone benchtops.


Location

Main Drive is adjacent to the prestigious Studley Park precinct with large, old houses and leafy avenues. The development is set in parkland that extends into Yarra Bend National Park, the largest area of natural parkland within the city. A two-metre-wide walking and cycling track around the 27-hectare site links to bike paths, golf courses and walking tracks as well as to the Yarra River. less than eight kilometres from Melbourne’s central business district, the development is within easy reach of Swinburne, RMIT and Melbourne universities and is close to many of Melbourne’s top private schools. Kew Junction shopping precinct, with its gourmet supermarket and range of boutique shops, is within walking distance. For the purist: The $31-million Pure Collection has individually designed, freestanding houses. (SuPPlIeD)

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Townhouses by the Park Address \ 169 Lower Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe East Developer \ Comdain Property Building and interior design \ Peddle Thorp Architects Builder \ Comdain Homes Sales \ Coll Callander, 0418 543 950 Display suite \ 289 Union Road, Balwyn Open \ Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 1-5pm

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Thorp-designed homes on behalf of the developers. “Comdain Homes is known for high-quality construction and first-class customer service,” said John northern suburbs. Coen of Comdain Homes. Last year the company was named Housing Industry “We specialise in custom-built homes so we know Association professional small/medium builder of the the quality expected by high-end clients, and this year and won the HIA award for best townhouse knowledge has gone into the specifications and development of more than 10 dwellings. It design of these townhouses.” These also won the Master Builders Association of “Although this is a multi-unit development, Victoria’s 2010 Excellence Award for the best the care on each house will be that of an houses will display home of more than $500,000. stand out from individual custom-build job.” Comdain prides itself on its “full-circle” In the past, townhouse developments in the crowd service, from design brief to putting the Ivanhoe East have been built with brick and finishing touches to your new house. stucco render and a pitched, tiled roof. The As a result of market research, the company clean, angular nature of these houses and the use has a new offering in Ivanhoe East – seven high-quality of natural copper cladding, zinc and timber, as well as contemporary townhouses with a downstairs render and brick, ensure these homes will stand out main bedroom. from the crowd. “We carried out a lot of market research and it told us The interiors have been designed by Peddle Thorp’s there was a requirement for contemporary townhouses interior design team and buyers have a choice of dark or that would suit downsizers,” said Matt Power, Comdain light colour schemes. Property’s general manager. Each house has European kitchen appliances and “We have designed these townhouses to meet the stone benchtops in the kitchen and bathrooms. All quality expected by Ivanhoe East residents and to allow houses have two bathrooms, except for one with for single-level living downstairs, with space upstairs for three bathrooms. the kids returning home, grandkids or guests. Private outdoor areas are fully landscaped and all “With three bedrooms and two bathrooms plus houses have lock-up garages and ample storage. a second living space upstairs, these homes would It is anticipated that construction will begin in July, also suit a family looking for zoned living in a with completion about September next year. \ MARY RIEKERT low-maintenance home,” he said. mary@cyberella.com.au Comdain Homes will be building the Peddle

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$1.1 million – $1.29 million

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Ivanhoe East is an affluent, quiet and leafy suburb just 10 kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD. It is known for its fine, older houses, two primary schools and a quaint shopping village with a range of boutiques and cafés. Buying into this desirable suburb is no easy task. According to a report last year by property research company RP Data, owners in Ivanhoe East keep their houses for an average 16 years, longer than anyone in Australia and almost double the average hold period in Melbourne. Situated on the north bank of the Yarra River, East Ivanhoe

residential areas are separated from the river by Yarra Flats Park, 85 hectares of paddocks, bushland and wetlands with abundant birdlife. The park includes 3.5 kilometres of the Main Yarra Trail, a walking/cycling track that runs from Southbank in the city to Templestowe in the outer north-east. Ivanhoe East has easy access to excellent private schools in Ivanhoe and Kew but is perhaps best known for its Christmas lights along The Boulevard. Each Christmas, residents decorate their houses and gardens and, as night falls, sightseers flock to the display.

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coastal property ownership victoRian demographics seem to be changing. It appears that fewer traditional family

holiday houses along the coast are being bought by young families. Retirees are instead moving beachside for lifestyle benefits, and this demographic change is pushing up property prices beyond the reach of young families. Coastal holiday houses used to be affordable for Melbourne families with children. I enjoyed spending my schooling years by Western Port, a place where we used to spend long weekends, school holidays and other ad hoc weekend trips. It was a place where kids could kick a footy on the street and ride bikes to the shops. There were plenty of young families at a similar stage of life because coastal holiday houses were affordable for many young families. Melbourne is expanding. With this expansion, infrastructure is bringing inner-Melbourne suburbs closer to holiday-house towns such as Torquay, Anglesea and Lorne along the Surf Coast as well places such as Mount Martha, Rosebud and Sorrento along the Mornington Peninsula. As a result, the idea of living on the coast and commuting to work has been made possible. It also means that with expanding populations in seaside towns, commerce has picked up and employment opportunities have improved outside of the CBD. The implication of this on property ownership is that houses by the beach are increasingly being used

not as holiday houses but as permanent residences before retirement. Those who have retired are also seeking a better lifestyle along the coast. Many retirees consider the relocation and downsizing as a financial means of releasing some equity to live a comfortable retirement Remember, superannuation wasn’t around for many employment years of the baby boomer generation. Therefore, with much of their wealth creation generated through property ownership, it is this property equity that retirees plan to use to fund a good part of their retirement. But it is not only the financial aspect of a coastal retirement that is luring most retirees, it is lifestyle. Lifestyle is why clients John and Mary recently made the move to the beach, and they couldn’t be happier. They bought a holiday house on the Mornington Peninsula not long ago with the intention of retiring there. However, after a year or so, they fell in love with the relaxed lifestyle. They now live there on a permanent basis, a premature move that was instigated because of the surroundings and an abundance of fresh food, wineries, cafés and restaurants. While John and Mary acknowledge that they have moved further from their no-longer dependent children, they said that it is unknown as to where their children’s careers will take them and where they will end up living. John and Mary are seeing many retirees such as themselves buying property by the beach before and after retirement.

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It Is not only the fInancIal aspect that Is lurIng most retIrees, It Is lIfestyle. Plenty of property development is taking place to accommodate more families and higher population density. Larger blocks of land are being subdivided and built on. Townhouses and apartments are replacing houses with backyards, and backyard cricket is becoming an increasingly rare pastime. Property values are heavily influenced by supply-and-demand fundamentals, and it is has been low supply and high demand that has pushed up the median price of once-affordable coastal beach houses. There are only so many properties that are walking distance to the beach or that have water views and, as time passes, the premium paid for such a luxury will increase. Warwick Brookes, director of Domain Property Advocates, sees the trend of retirees moving to the coast escalating. Brookes agrees that this will impact the

availability and affordability of beachside residences. To counter this problem, he is seeing family syndicates getting together, pooling their resources and sharing the traditional family beach house. With retirees moving in, there will be a reliance on the baby boomer generation providing access to such coastal property for their families. It will be the retirees who will need to host the accommodation of multiple generations. The sea-changing baby boomers seeking to retire to the beach can afford to do so, and have been cashing in on their Melbourne suburban house that has also experienced strong capital growth. There is still plenty of opportunity for affluent young families to pick up traditional holiday houses, especially for families with strong single or double incomes. However, beach-house ownership demographics are changing, and the dream of having a holiday house to live in is becoming less achievable for the average Melbourne family with children. \

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KAY & BURTON, 9820 1111 12a Harrison Crescent, Hawthorn Price: $4 million + Expressions of Interest: Closing June 21 at 5pm Fast facts: New multilevel house, breathtaking views, 834-square metre block of land, lift, study, rumpus room, gallery, high ceilings, polished concrete and hardwood floors, marble and stone finishes, Smeg gourmet kitchen, luxurious bathrooms, deck, balconies, reverse-cycle heating and cooling, cellar, outdoor storage, built-in barbecue, video security, large sprawling garden, gate to riverside walking track, close to transport, shops and cafés.

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6 kms from the CBD How this suburb has moved: Up by 5 per cent in the quarter to March 2011. * REIV stats

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ome houses have winning period features, some have great street presence, but then some have that extra intangible ingredient that sets them apart. This house belongs in the latter category. Not only does it have a view of the Yarra, Richmond and beyond, it is a new property that has been created from the subdivision of a much larger house and garden. Yet it still sits on 834 square metres. It is large, luxurious and private. There are views of the river from almost every room and terraces for outdoor eating and entertaining. A garden extends to the walking track at the top of the riverbank. You might expect this in Eltham, but this is another aspect to life in Hawthorn – with a Hawthorn price tag. The four-level house is tucked away in Harrison Crescent, just off the Barkers Road cutting, at the Richmond end of a suburb that invariably gets attention for its period houses, historic precincts, cute cottages and vibrant café culture. Yet Hawthorn and all its amenities are very close, as is Victoria Gardens shopping centre. The city is just a short tram ride away. Built from concrete bricks covered in dark-grey render, the imposing façade has large windows and balconies that provide dramatic vistas of the river and landscape through the framework of towering eucalypts. The house is almost invisible from the street

POSTCODE

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and best viewed from the river or garden. The block has been partially excavated so that there is plenty of flat land for the garden. Inspecting this house is like going on a voyage of discovery: just when you think you’ve seen it all, bingo, there is another floor, another room, another surprise and another view of the trees and the river. A lift takes you to all four levels of living, dining, sleeping and entertaining. High ceilings, spacious rooms, abundant natural light, stone finishes and a neutral palette are defining interior features, but it is the landscape and the river that keep grabbing your attention. This house is designed so that the children have their own space – an entire floor – with the parents’ bedroom on another level and living and dining in between. Level three – usually at the top – is the entry level here. A massive oxidised front door opens into the foyer, where polished hardwood floors contrast with the white walls. A sliding door directly ahead leads to the study. The main bedroom, with private terrace and sleek en suite, occupies the rest of this level. Above-bench stone bowls are the standout feature in the en suite. They are surpassed only by a giant, round bath tub in the bathroom off the main living area.. Level two is the main living area – a large open-plan space with polished concrete floors. The living area, meals and a more formal dining area all have fantastic views. Wide, sliding glass doors open the dining area


rooMs With a vieW The riverfront and the views were the talking point for everyone who has inspected this riverside property so far – and that is 45 groups, or more than 100 people. Sure, they loved its size, the elegant finishes and plentiful accommodation, but whether they were couples or families – big and small – they all kept coming back to the views of the Yarra that make this house so special.

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Everything is on the level … there are four of them … in this spectacular, modern but very private Hawthorn house, writes MARIA HARRIS.

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to the terrace, but you do not need to leave the table to appreciate the view. The kitchen is glamorous with Smeg appliances, a striking marble benchtop, but it is relatively unobtrusive, again letting the views take centre stage. The design of this area, with picture windows, also allows every ray of sunlight into the living area and captures the views so that you are surrounded by trees and sky. A wall of storage on the far wall of the living room, includes a “hidden” door that leads to a large cellar/storage room. Stairs lead down to level one, but if you take the lift, you step out into a wonderful gallery space that looks beyond a void to the trees and river. Two bedrooms on this floor share a bathroom, which has a laundry next to it. The largest bedroom also includes a study area. The lower-level rumpus room has sliding doors to a timber deck and terrace that steps down to the garden. A gate in the fence opens to the walking track. This property in Harrison Crescent occupies the “river end” of the subdivision. The house at No.12 has a frontage to Harrison Crescent. The subject house (No.12a) is reached by going down a shared driveway to the double garage with internal access to the house. A private path along the side boundary gives the occupants of No.12 access to the walking track while a custom-made side fence provides privacy for the owners of the house by the river. \

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NOEL JONES, 9809 2000 120 Prospect Hill Road Price: $1.5 million + Auction: June 11 at 11am 48 The weekly review \ june 8, 2011

From a factory to a fantastic inner-suburban family home – that’s the story behind this building – revitalised by architects Jackson Clements Burrows – to become a house of great character and terrific family spaces. Owned by Bennison Mackinnon director Andrew Macmillan, it is now a tantalising mix of children’s zones, a parents’ zone and an area where the whole family can come together. This is really a case of photos not doing a property justice. It has to been seen in person to be really appreciated. The character of the place has been retained so that little nooks and small rooms have been given new uses. One nook is now a servery and one room is a dedicated home theatre with surround sound. Soaring ceilings

POSTCODE

3141

Built in the late1980s, this holiday-house style of residence features double-height ceilings and rooms set around an internal chimney that houses an open fireplace. Brush-box floorboards shine while long, symmetrical windows admit plenty of light. To the left of the entry is a red cinema room or study and adjacent is a light-filled living room. The formal lounge room has back-garden views and an open fireplace. The kitchen has black-granite benchtops and splashbacks. French doors open to a terraced timber deck and back garden. Upstairs are three bedrooms with built-in cupboards, and a large central bathroom. Along the walkway that overlooks the formal sitting room is the main bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe, en suite and a balcony overlooking the front garden. Maling Road shopping precinct, great schools, parks and Riversdale train station are all within walking distance. \ MICHELLE OSTROW ZUKERMAN

POSTCODE

3126

are punctuated by skylights while blackbutt floors are impressive and add the warmth of timber. The state-of-the art kitchen features blackbutt joinery, a stone-topped island bench and walk-in pantry. The kitchen leads to the dining and living zone, which is warmed by a Cheminees Philippe fireplace. On its northern wall, timber-framed glass doors open to the wide north-facing timber deck. Two downstairs bedrooms share a fantastic bathroom, while the children’s play room would be a winner with all age groups. Upstairs, the parents’ domain includes a bright study with fitted shelving and desk, a walk-in wardrobe, large bedroom and en suite. Brilliant design elements include selective use of Marimekko wallpaper, mirrors, and bold, gloss- and matt-striped painted walls. \ MARIA HARRIS

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FLETCHERS, 9859 9561 6 Gama Street Price: $2.3 million – $2.5 million Auction: June 11 at noon

Just completed, this executive residence is Italianate-style. A solid timber door leads into a wide entry with European oak parquetry. The formal lounge room and adjoining dining room has a gas fireplace and overlooks the manicured front garden. Opposite here, a study or guest’s retreat has an en suite. The kitchen has Miele appliances, a window splashback and marble and CaesarStone benchtops. Luxury finishes continue in the butler’s kitchen, with a pantry, storage and another Miele cooktop. The outdoor kitchen has matching cabinetry, a built-in barbecue and a fan above the dining area. The garden is low-maintenance. Upstairs is a large retreatcum-study with a timber built-in desk and cabinetry. Three bedrooms have walk-in wardrobes, one has an en suite and the other two share a bathroom. The main bedroom has a double en suite with a feature oval bath and a walk-inwardrobe. \ MICHELLE OSTROW ZUKERMAN

POSTCODE

3104


BALWYN NORTH Split-level floor plans are clever in providing a feeling of endless space and privacy. This 1950s house, set in the Riverside Estate, has exactly that with the look of a new residence and three separate levels for zoned living. With a complete renovation and extension, there are hotel-style inclusions such as black marble in the entry hall and bathroom floors, double curtains, plush carpets and shiny new fixtures and fittings. Entry is on the middle level, where there is a cosy formal living room with a marble fireplace. The nearby main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and an en suite with a double vanity. Up a few stairs are four good-sized bedrooms with built-in cupboards, a well-lit study and a sumptuous shared bathroom. Down a few stairs, (on the way to the lower level) is a Japanese-style patio. The ground level has a storeroom, cellar, a room created just for shoes and a huge linen press. Yet the piece de resistance is the enormous openplan kitchen with a mirrored splashback, five-metre CaesarStone island bench with storage and stainless steel appliances. The adjoining family room has a Heat & Glo gas fireplace, built-in shelves and sliding doors that open to a large entertainment deck and easy-care garden with grass and newly planted trees. \ MICHELLE OSTROW ZUKERMAN

POSTCODE

3104

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The measured buyers never went away. These are the ones who don’t care whether it’s summer or winter, a buyers’ or a sellers’ market, freezing cold, roasting hot. They are out there even now looking for a quality family house that has good land content, represents good value and is close to schools for their kids. Their finances are in place and they think winter is as good a time as any if the right house presents itself. Measured buyers are the ones who accept that it may be a little tougher to sell their existing house, and realise they may need to discount their asking price a little for safety – but also that they’ll probably be able to buy something bigger and better at a better price. These are the ones who are only buying if the three Ps line up: property, position and, of course, price. Then there are the opportune buyers or investors. A bit of frost on the local oval isn’t going to stop them looking. They’ve got their eye on the pass-ins on a Monday. In fact, they’ve probably been keeping records of pass-ins for the past few months, and eventually a phone call will unearth a good house that didn’t sell for one reason: it was overpriced. And that, after one or two price drops, may well be ripe for a cheeky offer. So which one are you and how can you best play this market? Winter brings out the wet trackers in horse racing – the show ponies have a spell and the old reliable

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MARSHALL WHITE, 9822 9999 14 Vega Street Price: $1.6 million + Auction: June 11 at 11.30am

Winter brings out the clever buyers ith the autumn property season over and the end of the headlines about record prices and huge crowds, the winter property season brings a new set of challenges for buyers and sellers. Yes, it’s a more subdued time but winter can still throw up some surprises – and some opportunities. Even in winter people still need to sell their houses. And plenty of people are still out there looking for houses in which to live. In fact, on good houses the interest can actually intensify due to lack of supply, and prices can go up on certain offerings. We’ve noticed in the past couple of weeks, our demand indicator, Bidderman, has risen to an average of 1.5 bidders per auction – up from just over one per auction in early May. So, the buyers are still out there, but they may be a different crowd than the ones you’ve been bidding against during the spring and autumn property seasons. You won’t see much of the “wow” buyers, for instance, the ones who like the glitz and glam and were “sort of looking” but not that hard. The footy is on. It’s too cold. They can’t be bothered. So you won’t have to worry about competing against this lot. The desperate buyers are still there, though, the ones who really need a house now because the wife is threatening divorce, the kids are whingeing and they’re sick of trawling the internet listings every week.

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you have seen for many years becomes a lot more visible. So it is in real estate. You will see several auctioneers take extended breaks, returning on the occasional weekend when a group of auction houses have been bunched together. Meanwhile, the quality sales agents are playing a far greater role within the company. But it’s also worth realising that while a few auctions are still around, over the next few months more houses will be sold over the phone or in a coffee shop than on the footpath. When you’re buying through a private sale, expression of interest or off market, that requires different skills. It’s not just about turning up at an auction, watching to see what others do and then putting your hand up. Auctions are still far more transparent than the most common types of deals you will see (or rather, not see) between now and the footy finals. So this winter, like any market, has opportunities for the buyer. Especially for the measured and opportune buyer. And there are some traps for the inexperienced or desperate buyer – but nothing a cool head can’t avoid. \ MAL JAMES Principal Buyer Advocate 0408 107 988 \ 9804 3133 WE ONLY BUY HOMES www.james.net.au

FEATURE PROPERTIES

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694 683  733  644  712 

138 Peel Street, Kew Jellis Craig, auctioned June 4

11 Argo Street, South Yarra RT Edgar, auctioned June 4 51 Chrystobel Crescent, Hawthorn. Marshall White, auctioned June 4 2/17 Well Street, Brighton Kay & Burton, expressions of interest closing June 7 at 5pm

6 Fulham Avenue, South Yarra Bennison Mackinnon, auction June 18

These five properties have been reviewed in TWR. For more information on property ratings, go to: » www.homeratings.com.au

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W H E R E T O L I V E \ A GE N T S ’ CH OICE

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JELLIS CRAIG, 9490 2900 28 Belford Road Price: $1.3 million – $1.45 million Auction: June 25 at 11am

POSTCODE

3143

A blend of classic Edwardian style and contemporary living create a superb residence set among landscaped gardens. The main bedroom at the front has lovely garden views. A grand dining room leads through double doors into the spacious living room with an open fireplace. A second bedroom and bathroom are also in the front half of the house. But it is the spectacular extension that gives this house its “wow” factor. A beautiful marble kitchen is fitted with the latest Miele appliances and overlooks the light and bright meals/family space. A laundry, across from the kitchen, is next to the stairs. Double doors open from the rear of the house to the undercover deck, which provides ample space for outdoor dining. A brilliant teenagers’ retreat consists of a living area and two bedrooms upstairs, both linked by a private hallway with built-in wardrobes and a large bathroom. Close to shops, the tram, bus and schools, this charming house is guaranteed not to disappoint. \ TOM HYWOOD

POSTCODE

Bennison Mackinnon 9864 5000 3

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POSTCODE

3123

Jellis Craig Hawthorn 9810 5000 4

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Fetauring quality renovations, beautiful gardens and only minutes away from transport, this property has “family “written all over it. It is extremely well lit and with its enormous outdoors area and pool, it has a positively welcoming vibe. All three bedrooms are spacious and have walk-in wardrobes, and the main also features an en suite and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the street. A generous living space, also with windows facing the street, leads to the dining room. The luxurious kitchen, which overlooks the meals and family zone, features timber benchtops fitted with modern appliances. The family zone overlooks the pool and manicured garden through floor-toceiling windows. A separate laundry is tucked away at the rear of the residence. A remote-controlled double garage provides safe, secure off-street parking with access to the side passage. Within walking distance of Hays Paddock and near many private and public schools, this house is worth more than a cursory glance. \ TOM HYWOOD

POSTCODE

3102

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NOEL JONES, 9817 4535 4 Kyora Drive Price: $1.3 million + Auction: June 18 at 11am

POSTCODE

3004

Kay & Burton South Yarra 9820 1111 3

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POSTCODE

3103

Marshall White 9822 9999 4

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21 Glassford Street, Armadale ................................................................. Price: $1.6 million -$1.75 million ................................................................. Auction Saturday June 25 at 11.30am .................................................................

1 Rathmines Grove, Hawthorn East ................................................................. Price: $1.35 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday June 18 at 11am .................................................................

301/1 Roy Street, Melbourne ................................................................. Price: $900,000 + ................................................................. Auction Saturday June 18 at noon .................................................................

22 Birdwood Street, Balwyn ................................................................. Price: $1.5 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday June 18 at 11.30am .................................................................

Quality is constantly in style. The consistent appeal of a dress-circle location complements this flawlessly presented three-bedroom Edwardian close to High Street. Potential for off-street parking with rear right-of-way. Let's eat lunch @ Cooper and Milla, 1094 High Street Let's eat dinner @ Barca, 1007 High Street Let's drink coffee @ Rouge Cafe, 14 Beatty Avenue

In a quiet Harcourt Estate precinct cul-desac, this exquisite Victorian offers a classically captivating yet stylishly contemporary setting with a unique architect-designed extension to accentuate space and sun throughout. Let's eat lunch @ Porgie & Mrs Jones, 291 Auburn Road Let's eat dinner @ Orsini, 205 Camberwell Road Let's drink coffee @ Replete Providore, 302 Barkers Road

Enjoy brilliant views of Albert Park in this third-storey apartment that provides generous living spaces along with a wraparound terrace, stone kitchen, marble en suite and access to resort-style facilities. Let's eat lunch @ Il Locale, 582 St Kilda Road Let's eat dinner @ Belgian Beer Cafe, 557 St Kilda Road Let's drink coffee @ Bite, 509 St Kilda Road

Delightfully situated on a generous corner allotment in this highly regarded and most convenient tree-lined street, this outstanding family residence combines deco-era elegance with consummate modern comfort. Let's eat lunch @ Snow Pony, 95 Whitehorse Road Let's eat dinner @ Jazz Ria, 228 Whitehorse Road Let's drink coffee @ All ABout Coffee, 333 Whitehorse Road

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w h e r e t o l i v e \ P r o P e r t Y l i s t in g s AGeNT PAGe

Abbotsford 211 Langridge st

Marshall White 141

Albert PArk 30 st Vincent Plc North Marshall White 110 30 st Vincent Plc North Marshall White 111

ArmAdAle 21 Glassford st Bennison Mackinnon 54 25a Adelaide st Bennison Mackinnon 56 5/22 Mercer rd Bennison Mackinnon 57 60 Adelaide st RT Edgar 87 1261 Malvern rd RT Edgar 92 11 redCrt Ave Marshall White 125 552 Orrong rd Marshall White 135 3/576 Orrong rd Abercromby’s 143

Ashburton 77 Fakenham rd 30 Baird st

Jellis Craig Noel Jones

80 99

Ashwood 40 Barrington dve 25-27 Carlyle st 68 silverash Ave 14 scenic dve

Jellis Craig 84 Noel Jones 99 Hocking Stuart 106 Kay & Burton 164

bAlwYn 32 Wills st 6 Clayton rd 3 relowe Cres 30 elliott Ave 77 Whitehorse rd 2/50 Yerrin st 22 Birdwood st 8 Para st 11 Percy st 3/35 Talbot Ave

Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Noel Jones Noel Jones Hocking Stuart Hocking Stuart Marshall White Marshall White Kay & Burton Christopher Russell

69 80 94 99 106 107 119 132 156 167

bAlwYn north 80 Maud st 4 Kalka st 4 Jacka st 14 Ursa st 105 doncaster rd 65 Cityview rd 65 Cityview rd 6 Bellevue rd 14 Vega st 23 Wynyard Cres 68 Mountain View rd 1 rangeview Gve 26 Kalonga rd 115 Mountain View rd 7 Toorang Ave

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

68 81 99 100 109 112 113 120 121 122 132 146 148 149 149

Paton 170

blAckburn 9 Naughton Gve

Fletchers 148

box hill 13 Bass st

Hocking Stuart 107

box hill north 1/4 saxton st

Hocking Stuart 106

box hill south 43 Birdwood st

Hocking Stuart 103

brighton 14 William st

4/1090 Toorak rd 2/33 donna Buang st 2/25 Thomas st 66 Broadway 66 Broadway 34 Judd st 2/59 Lynden st

2b Grange Ave 2/49 Canterbury rd 120 Prospect Hill rd 50 Chaucer Cres 2 McGregor st 9 Church st 18 stanley Gve

84 100 101 114 115 145 150

Jellis Craig 64 Jellis Craig 82 Noel Jones 96 Noel Jones 96 Marshall White 117 Marshall White 129 Marshall White 130

cAulfield north 82 Orrong Cres 6 Normanby Ave

Gary Peer 62 Marshall White 135

RT Edgar

93

dromAnA 277-281 Point Nepean rd Jacobs & Lowe-Bennetts 168

eAst melbourne 81 Hotham st Bennison Mackinnon 58 402B/166 Albert st RT Edgar 89 8/131 Hotham st Abercromby’s 142 130 Powlett st Kay & Burton 158

flinders 3 spindrift Ave

Kay & Burton 159

glen iris 14 Irymple Ave Bennison Mackinnon 2/285 Tooronga rd Bennison Mackinnon 27 scott Gve Jellis Craig 30 summerhill rd Jellis Craig 8 Faircroft Ave Jellis Craig 51 Iris rd Noel Jones 1/29 dickens st Noel Jones 50 Osborne Ave Noel Jones 8/1456 Malvern rd Noel Jones 1487 High st Hocking Stuart 12 Netherlee st Marshall White 64 summerhill rd Marshall White 4 Young st Marshall White 3 Martin Cres Abercromby’s 1/38 Iris rd Fletchers

60 60 71 72 85 97 101 101 101 107 136 136 137 143 150

sold for $1.585 million 42 otterington grove, ivanhoe east

greensborough

mAlvern eAst

1 Viewgrand Way

Jellis Craig

73

Jellis Craig Marshall White Marshall White Fletchers Kay & Burton FMR St Kilda

85 137 138 151 157 93

1 rathmines Gve Jellis Craig 2a Bethune st Noel Jones 54 Lilydale Gve Noel Jones 16 Beaconsfield rd Hocking Stuart 43 Campbell rd Marshall White 4/358 Tooronga rd Fletchers 7/21 Munro st Christopher Russell

74 95 97 105 138 151 166

melbourne

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mount elizA

hAwthorn 10 ercildoune Ave 20 Goodall st 3/25 Isabell Gve 1/167 Power st 12a Harrison Cres Kemsley Crt

hAwthorn eAst

ivAnhoe eAst 9-11 robinhood rd

coldstreAm

Jellis Craig

36 Argyle rd Jellis Craig 213 Brougham st Jellis Craig 56 Harp rd Jellis Craig 3/40 ridgeway Ave ResCom 33 Barnard Gve Noel Jones 32 Barnard Gve Hocking Stuart 211 Wiltshire dve Hocking Stuart 1/33 Foley st McLaren 21 Howard st Marshall White 17 scott st Marshall White 26 davis st Marshall White 134 Princess st Marshall White 10/2-6 Malmsbury st Christopher Russell 1161 Burke rd Christopher Russell

75 76 77 93 98 107 108 109 123 133 133 134 166 166

Noel Jones Marshall White Marshall White Christopher Russell

102 124 134 167

lAke mcdonAld 116 Hayward rd Villa Prestige Properties 169

mAlvern RT Edgar RT Edgar Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Kay & Burton

90 91 118 130 131 164

+Auctions

Jellis Craig 70 Noel Jones 100 Noel Jones 100

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cAmberwell 12 Woodlands Ave Judy Balloch Property Consulting 34 Bellett st Jellis Craig

63 81

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Caine 85 Kay & Burton 165

mont Albert north 1/32 Belgravia Ave 2 scarborough square 10 sewell st

Jellis Craig 85 Noel Jones 102 Fletchers 147

Aqua Real Estate 170

PrAhrAn 13 ellesmere rd 41 Charles st

Hocking Stuart 108 Kay & Burton 163

Queenscliff 47 Hesse st

Fletchers 150

richmond 9 Waverley st

Kay & Burton 163

sorrento 9 Ossett st

Kay & Burton 165

south melbourne 10 Church st

kew eAst

2 Hunter st 26 Wheatland rd 2a Meredith st 13 Finlayson st 14c somers Ave 1186 Malvern rd

6/414 Bourke st 301/1 roy st

3 Tintagel Crt

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4 Kyora dve 9 Hartwood st 3/21 Valerie st 98 Kilby rd

8 Oak Gve Bennison Mackinnon 59 50 Manning rd Bennison Mackinnon 61 11 Wynyeh st Bennison Mackinnon 62 3/76 darling rd Jellis Craig 82 24 MacGregor st RT Edgar 91 12/410 Waverley rd Amity Property Group 165 1 Wynyeh st Noel Jones 98 2029 Malvern rd Noel Jones 102 8 Hillard st Marshall White 131

Marshall White 141

south YArrA 44 Nicholson st Bennison Mackinnon 52 44 Nicholson st Bennison Mackinnon 53 6 Fulham Ave Bennison Mackinnon 55 206/4 Cromwell rd Jellis Craig 83 70 Tivoli rd RT Edgar 88 17 ralston st RT Edgar 90 24 Park st Marshall White 128 52 davis Ave Kay & Burton 152 63 davis Ave Kay & Burton 162

st kildA 9/1-5 Martin st

Marshall White 140

st kildA eAst 82 Hotham st

Hocking Stuart 104

burwood 87 roslyn st 4/35 Leopold st 46 Leopold st

Jellis Craig Noel Jones Noel Jones Marshall White Marshall White Fletchers Fletchers

sold for $1.863 million 1 connell street, hawthorn

cAnterburY

3 Hexham rd

bittern 15 Hunts rd

sold for $1.98 million 4 Pine street, hawthorn

Marshall White 140

surreY hills 8 Albert Cres 5 Como Ave 1B New st 47 shepherd st 19 Thornton Ave 9 Wilson st 15 Albert st 5/45-47 Kent rd 20 scottsdale st

Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Fletchers

78 79 83 84 126 127 139 139 144

(PiCTuRES CouRTESy JAMES MARKET NEWS)

Address

sold for $4.68 million 46 elizabeth street, malvern

Auction review

date: Saturday, May 28, at 11.30am Auctioneer: Justin Long (above), Marshall White Opening bid: $4.15 million On market: $4.5 million Bought: under hammer Bidders: 4 Crowd numbers: 100 » The rain stayed away but the crowd certainly didn’t, as about 100 people gathered in the front yard of the property, with many latecomers forced to watch the auction unfold from behind the front fence. Justin Long was auctioneer and took charge of a great auction that involved four bidders in total and no vendor bids needed, with the opening bid made straight after the preamble at $4.15 million. The bidders exchanged some 30 bids in total and even asked the question about whether the property was on the market at $4.5 million, which, after a brief break, was answered with a “yes” by Long. From there the price continued to rise until the hammer fell at $4.68 million, where the crowd erupted in applause at the great spectacle they saw. \ THIs INFOrMATION WAs sUPPLIed BY JAMes MArKeT NeWs

2/18 Alexandra Cres 22 Arundel Cres

Fletchers 151 Kay & Burton 155

toorAk 12 stonnington Plc Bennison Mackinnon 61 6/19 Bruce st Castran Gilbert 62 15 Yarradale rd RT Edgar 86 632 Toorak rd Marshall White 116 3/43 Grange rd Marshall White 129 5 Barnard rd Kay & Burton 153 42 Grange rd Kay & Burton 154 2/19 Bruce st Kay & Burton 160 58 Irving rd Kay & Burton 160 304/28 Jackson st Kay & Burton 161 7/732 Orrong rd Kay & Burton 161 3/553 Toorak rd Kay & Burton 162

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south yarra 44 Nicholson Street

From Factory To Fabulous! Presented with the wonderful raw material of this former factory, the design talents of Jackson Clements Burrows have created residential spaces that retain rich character, convey ultimate luxury and respond superbly to contemporary family requirements. Zones specifically for living/entertaining, adults’ and children’s accommodation, this unique home’s spectacular proportions are framed by soaring ceilings and beautiful Blackbutt floors. Light filled living/dining areas adopt an indoor-outdoor approach and are accompanied by a state-of-the-art kitchen with walk-in pantry and wine storage. Huge family/recreation room, dedicated surround sound cinema, two downstairs bedrooms and bathrooms precede an impressive upstairs parents’ precinct comprising huge main bedroom, brilliant en suite and bright fitted study. French fireplace, heating/cooling, zoned SONOS sound, networked Foxtel, double garage plus dual off street parking. A stunning designer domain - in an exceptional address!

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Auction View

Saturday 18th June at 11.30am

Wednesday 6-6.30pm, Saturday 12-12.30pm

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Nathan Waterson 0439 905 188

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3 Avoca Street, South Yarra

Julie Susnjara 0408 006 662 Mark Harris 0414 799 343

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CAULFIELD NORTH 82 orrong crescent

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malvern east 11 Wynyeh Street

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Deco Traditions And Tempting Prospects. This

Auction

Saturday 18th June at 10.30am

charming deco era home’s two-three bedrooms

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Thurs 12-12.30pm, Sat 12-12.30pm

provide an ideal basis for adding contemporary

Call

Andrew Luke 0419 154 064

elements when so desired. Bright living and

Andrew Macmillan 0418 142 252

dining areas surround a classical kitchen. Carport

Julie Susnjara 0408 006 662

and garage. A captivating opportunity close to Darling station and Hedgeley Dene Gardens.

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THE PERFECT FAMILY LIFESTYLE Designed for a family lifestyle, this exceptional home offers a spacious environment for formal entertaining & everyday living. There’s plenty of room with two living zones, granite kitchen, study/6th bedroom, upstairs retreat, heated pool, cabana/granny flat & private gardens.

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AUCTION INSPECT PRICE GUIDE CONTACT

1215 High Street, Armadale 9864 5000

Sunday 19th June 11.30 Wed 6.00-6.30pm $1,500,000 - $1,700,000 Adam Joske 0414 337 979 Joel Ser 0415 337 708

9526 1999

www.garypeer.com.au 348 orrong road caulfield south

Toorak

Res 6

(at rear)

19 Bruce St

INSPECT

Thursday 12 - 12.30pm

CONTACT

Lachlan Castran 0407 766 304

CONJUNCTIONAL AGENT Valda Walsh 0418 384 330 EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Wednesday June 15 at 5pm

Toorak’s Best Kept Secret This dignified contemporary residence of grandiose proportions has been superbly renovated to the highest standards and is situated within moments to the exclusive Toorak Village precinct. Comprising expansive and fully fitted kitchen with Gaggenau appliances, butler’s pantry and marble slab bench tops, beautifully proportioned light filled formal and informal living areas, paved landscaped garden, complete with in-ground heated pool (salt chlorinated). First floor offers four magnificent bedrooms, master abode with sweeping city views, ensuite and walk in robe. The second bedroom offers a substantial ensuite and two further bedrooms with shared ensuite plus a study area. Further features include formal entry, double lock up garage with internal access, ducted cooling, hydronic heat, intercom, security system, integrated Bose system, separate laundry and electric blinds.

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CAMBERWELL

12 Woodlands Avenue

VERY COMFORTABLE – GREAT LOCATION Well located just a short stroll to the Riversdale tram & station, close to Camberwell Junction, parks & many schools. 7 room residence with charming colonial windows, polished boards, ducted heating and a lovely garden setting. Accommodation includes formal Living & Dining areas, central Kitchen, Family/TV room, 3 Bedrooms (En-suite Bathroom to Main Bedroom), 2nd Bathroom & Laundry. Single Carport & Garage. Lots of charm & appeal with potential to further extend if required. (STCA) Land: 755sq met. approx. EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Inspect Saturdays as advertised or by appointment. Contact: Judy Balloch 9817 6908 / 0408 753 877 Email: judy@judyballochproperty.com.au www.judyballochproperty.com.au

hockingStuart presents hoc

G TOP A NIGHT UNDER THE BI ROLL UP! ROLL UP! L! TO THE UMBRELLA BALL! hockingstuart is proud to support Kids Under Cover, over, helping to provide homes and education for young ng people in need. This year’s award winning Umbrella ella Ball is inspired by the Circus theme ‘Under the Big Top’. Get ready for a three-ring night of fun, entertainment and thrills! Dance to the tunes of Joe Camilleri and the Black Sorrows and gasp at the roving circus performers. When: 6:30pm – 1am, Saturday 16 July 2011 Where: The Palladium Ballroom at Crown Dress: Black tie (circus attire optional) Visit www.kuc.org.au or call 9429 7444 for tickets kets and details. Corporate tables are also available.

THE FABULOUS CIRCUS CLOWNS Featuring hockingstuart employees: Kelly Faull (Property Manager - Torquay), Adam Bloem (Sales Consultant - Armadale), Amy Spicer (Advertising Manager - Bentleigh), Stephen Tickell (Director - Brighton), Katrina Humphreys (Property Manager - Sandringham), Katie Rooke (Marketing Co-ordinator - Carlton), Glen Coutinho (Director - Hawthorn/Camberwell) and the dazzling Nigel O’Neil (CEO) as The Ringmaster!

Hawthorn / Camberwell Office 1153-1157 Burke Rd T 9944 3888 Balwyn Office 544 Whitehorse Rd (cnr Union Rd) T 9830 7000 Albert Park Office 29 Victoria Ave T 9690 5366

Armadale Office 835 High St T 9509 0411 Brighton Office 307 Bay St T 9596 7055 Glen Iris Office 58 High St T 9885 9811

Sandringham Office 62-64 Station St T 9521 9800 South Yarra Office 85 Toorak Rd T 9868 5444 St Kilda Office 204-212 Barkly St T 9593 8733

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2B Grange Avenue - CANTERBURY Without a doubt the Golden Mile precincts most magnificent French-inspired home offers benchmark grandeur and luxury to inspire generations to come. An external vision of lavish limestone reveals a breathtaking interior where the finest local and imported natural finishes complement each awe-inspiring room. Prestigiously poised within easy reach of Melbourne´s best schools, this magnificent 3 storey home sits beyond sculptured fountain gardens and flaunts a

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wide European Oak parquetry hallway to indicate the peerless luxury to follow. Lashings of travertine line all the bathrooms whilst creamy Calacatta marble shapes the gourmet Kitchen. The deep azure allure of the enticing lap pool is clearly seen from both the exquisite formal and casual zones and the basement level comes complete with luxe Home Theatre (bar and wine cellar), amazing storage and 6 car basement.


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Master Suite with vast ensuite (freestanding spa), dressingroom 4 further deluxe Bedrooms (3/ensuites), upper Teen Living, family bathroom Flowing OP Family zones, Miele Kitchen/Butlers Pantry Divine fountain lap pool, pillared terraces, al fresco Kitchen Home Theatre (glass wine cellar, bar), 6 car basement Exceptional family living amidst Melbourne´s finest schools

Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Saturday 25th June at 1pm Thursday & Saturday 12-12.30pm 712 sq. metres (7,663sq. ft) approx. Daniel Bradd 0411 347 511 Richard Spratt 0412 493 189 9831 2800 jelliscraig.com.au

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9-11 Robinhood Road - IVANHOE EAST An elite Ivanhoe East address reflects the remarkable level of luxury afforded by this magnificent 2-level residence merging cutting edge aesthetics, state-of-theart quality and divine family spaces overlooking 5-Star resort style facilities including floodlit tennis court and tiled heated pool/spa. This breathtaking rendered brick domain is a stunning lifestyle sanctuary that´s secluded, secure and superbly zoned for family living and entertaining excellence near schools, village

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shops, parkland and transport. Attention to detail is of the utmost importance in this cleverly conceived home incorporating the latest in interior lifestyle fashion and features including steam room, water window and stone flooring, while outdoor areas are designed to indulge with retractable alfresco terrace awning, auto child-friendly pool cover, cubby house and rooms with bifold doors that open to the Mod-Grass tennis court.


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4 BRs (master with his/hers WIRs, ensuites, powder rm & steam rm), Stone flooring 2 fitted Studies, elegant formal Lounge (marble gas fireplace), CCTV, heat/cool Dining area with water window and mirror wall, Familyroom, Rumpusroom Fitted Living/Home Cinema (huge pebble heater), Gym, 3 further bathrms, alarm Premium Gaggenau and Neff Kitchen, bifold doors to huge terrace (auto awnings) 1400 capacity cellar, rainwater tanks, remote-control DLUG

Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Saturday 25th June at 3pm Wednesday 11.30am-12noon & 6-6.30pm, Saturday 2-2.45pm 1,762 sqm (18,965 sq ft) approx Liz Walker 0412 659 140 Dave Oster 0418 800 120 9490 2900 jelliscraig.com.au

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80 Maud Street - BALWYN NORTH In a neighborhood admired for its impeccable family focus, this commanding home delivers impressive spaces, an amazing city panorama and N/S tennis court for the ultimate in entertaining excellence metres to Balwyn High School. Creamy marble floors are grand entrée to vast formal areas and sun-drenched OP zones overlooking sheltered court-side terrace and modgrass floodlit court. With 5 Bedrooms (WIRs, 2/ensuite, main/dressingroom/oval-spa), Study, 2 further bathrooms, Euro/Stone Kitchen, Rumpus (skyhigh terrace), heat/cool, intercom, auto gates/double garage.

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Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Saturday 25th June at 12noon Thursday & Saturday 12-12.30pm 18.3m x 58.6m (60´ x 192´) approx. William Chen 0438 383 336 Richard James 0408 751 189 9831 2800 jelliscraig.com.au


32 Wills Street - BALWYN An idyllic court location offers peaceful backdrop to this grand French-inspired home showcasing brilliant proportion and extravagant luxury amidst landscaped gardens with solar pool and lovely recreation areas. Handy to tram, choice public/private schools and walking distance to Village shops, this magnificent home comprises classic formal zone, vast OP domain (stunning Miele Kitchen/Butlers Pantry) and ample upper Teen Living. With 5 deluxe Bedrooms (all travertine ensuites), Study/Home Theatre, huge poolside terraces, heating/ cooling/security, auto-gates/double remote garage.

Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Saturday 18th June at 12noon Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm 19.5m x 51.8m (64’ x 170’) approx. Peter Dixon 0403 062 220 Trish Dixon 0411 555 650 9831 2800 jelliscraig.com.au

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87 Roslyn Street - BURWOOD This magnificent contemporary residence is just 2 years old and reveals exceptional indooroutdoor family living and entertaining spaces, upstairs city views and a premier position close to Wattle Park and PLC. Impressive interiors include expansive Formal Sitting and Dining domain and open-plan Casual Living and Dining spaces served by a stunning CaesarStone Kitchen. Media/Family room and upstairs Rumpus accompany 4 generous Bedrooms, main with ensuite/WIRs plus Study/5th Bedroom. Covered entertaining terrace, low-maintenance garden,14,000lt watertank, double garage.

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Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Saturday 18th June at 12noon Thursday & Saturday 12-12.30pm 15.2m x 45.7m (50’ x 150’) approx. Sam Macaluso 0416 028 835 Paul Williamson 0418 509 472 9809 8999 jelliscraig.com.au


27 Scott Grove - GLEN IRIS An extraordinarily deep north/west parcel, immediately comfortable 1920´s residence and a premium location that puts several leading schools, celebrated parkland and both Malvern Road and High Street trams at your doorstep! Explore the outstanding renovation/extension or dream family home/development (STCA) advantages of this spacious 3 Bedroom plus Study home set in parkland garden surrounds. Formal Sitting (OFP) and Dining, bright Living, galley style Kitchen, Family Living/Dining. 2 bathrooms, leadlights, decorative ceilings, studio/ workshop, rear ROW access, multiple OSP.

Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Saturday 25th June at 3pm Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 12.15-12.45pm 15.2m x 71.4m (50’ x 234’) approx. Mark Lawson 0414 777 887 Paul Williamson 0418 509 472 9809 8999 jelliscraig.com.au

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30 Summerhill Road - GLEN IRIS This elegant and expansive residence is beautifully designed for a fabulous family lifestyle! With 4 Bedrooms & 4 Living areas this home presents more than 40 squares of impeccable family accommodation just a short walk from Toorak Road shops, transport. Alfresco entertaining and an easily managed landscaped garden enhance Formal Sitting and Dining, open plan Living/Dining, Euro appointed Kitchen with butler´s pantry. Study, downstairs Bedroom (WIR/ensuite) plus 3 upstairs Bedrooms (BIRs, Main Suite with lavish ensuite, WIR/ BIRs), landing Rumpus. Remote double garage, secure OSP x2.

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Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Saturday 25th June at 2pm Thursday 1.30-2pm & Saturday 2-2.30pm 15.2m x 42.6m (50´ x 140´) approx. Zali Booker 0422 576 049 Paul Williamson 0418 509 472 9809 8999 jelliscraig.com.au


1 Viewgrand Way - GREENSBOROUGH Superb family domain with stunning views from enormous corner allotment offers 120sqs of brilliant spaces over 3 levels. Discover formal living and dining, 2 studies, open plan kitchen/ meals, 2nd kitchen/scullery, family room, rumpus, upstairs retreat, laundry, 2 powder rooms, 4 bathrooms, 6 bedrooms, gymnasium with wet bar and sauna, heated pool/spa atrium opening to patio and garden. Features ducted heat/cool/vacuum, s/steel appliances, vast storage, video intercom, dumb waiter, double garage, peaceful location close to shops, schools, Ring Road.

Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Saturday 25th June at 12noon Thursday 6-6.30pm & Saturday 2-2.45pm 1,032 sqm (11,108 sq ft) approx Nick Smith 0425 755 238 Anthony Lapadula 0401 655 005 9490 2900 jelliscraig.com.au

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1 Rathmines Grove - HAWTHORN EAST Beautifully elevated in the whisper-quiet end of a Harcourt Estate precinct cul-de-sac with OSP via ROW, this exquisite Victorian offers a classically captivating yet stylishly contemporary setting amidst luxuriant surrounds. An architect-designed extension uses cathedral ceilings and glass walls to accentuate space and sun throughout. 4 Bedrooms (3/OFPs, main/ensuite), sunfilled OP areas (stunning Kitchen, garden-set Study zone) overlooking leafy gardens (Artist´s Studio). With designer bathroom/laundry, heating and proximity to Auburn Village, schools and parks.

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Auction Inspect Land Contact

Office Visit

Saturday 18th June at 11am Thursday 12.45-1.15pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm Irreg. 527 sq. m (5,678 sq. ft.) approx. Chloe Quinn 0412 238 565 Richard Winneke 0418 136 858 David Volpato 0414 701 983 9810 5000 jelliscraig.com.au


36 Argyle Road - KEW Sitting amidst impressive classic and contemporary homes in the prestigious private school belt, this captivating 1920´s home blends heartwarming traditional character with sensitive contemporary comforts. Backed by glorious gardens for indoor/outdoor entertaining, this immaculate home features timber floors and quality drapery, 4 lovely Bedrooms (BIRs, main/ WIRs/ensuite), OFPs warming formal Living and Dining, sleek Kitchen with granite bench tops / OP Family areas overlooking pretty pond gardens. Also: upper Retreat, 2 granite bathrooms, powder room, heating/cooling/security, 2 car OSP.

Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Saturday 25th June at 2pm Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 11-11.30am 13.4m x 32.9m (44´ x 108´) approx. Greg Toogood 0418 385 440 Richard Winneke 0418 136 858 9810 5000 jelliscraig.com.au

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213 Brougham Street - KEW A sophisticated entertainer defined by functional family design and a stylish aesthetic, this captivating single-level residence is superbly oriented to the north overlooking stunning selfcleaning heated pool and landscaped garden. A relaxed, contemporary family atmosphere fills the beautiful low-maintenance interior near quality schools, shops, parklands and transport. Offers 4 Bedrooms (or 3 and Study, main with WIR and ensuite), delightful Loungeroom, Diningroom with designer gas fireplace, Family/Meals area to deck, immaculate bathroom, gourmet Kitchen and DLUG.

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Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Saturday 25th June at 11am Thursday 12.45-1.15pm & Saturday 1.30-2pm 15.2m x 49m (50´ x 160´) approx. Greg Toogood 0418 385 440 Alastair Craig 0418 335 363 9810 5000 jelliscraig.com.au


56 Harp Road - KEW Kew´s most compelling opportunity! Wonderfully wide and endlessly deep, this grand-scale parcel of land backing directly onto greenbelt parklands and Outer Circle bike trail welcomes a myriad of exciting renovation, subdivision and redevelopment options (STCA). Transform the comfortable 8 room/3 Bedroom residence enjoyed by the same family for over 60 years or potential for multi-unit site capitalizing on excellent proximity to Melbourne´s finest private and public schools, Harp Village shops and High St tram.

Auction Inspect Land Contact

Office Visit

Saturday 18th June at 2pm Thursday & Saturday 12-12.30pm Irreg 1,738 sq. metres (18,707 sq. ft) approx. Andrew Wilkie 0408 441 151 Richard Earle 0418 564 168 Richard Winneke 0418 136 858 9810 5000 jelliscraig.com.au

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8 Albert Crescent - SURREY HILLS Delightful period character flows gracefully through the light-filled family spaces of this fine 1930s timber home in a prestigious Oak tree-lined Windsor Estate locale. Enjoys flexible zoned layout and close to shops, train, parks and quality schools. Offers elegant Sitting and Dining, 4 Bedrooms (upstairs children´s wing with Lounge and sheltered balcony with treetop and city skyline views), BIRs, Familyroom to entertaining area and landscaped garden, updated Kitchen (Smeg and AEG appliances), 2 bathrooms, sep WC, big Euro laundry, central heating, a/c, alarm, Studio, excellent OSP.

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Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Saturday 25th June at 1pm Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 11-11.30am Irreg 550 sq. metres (5,920 sq. ft) approx. Michael Hingston 0412 922 488 Steven Abbott 0407 324 240 9810 5000 jelliscraig.com.au


5 Como Avenue - SURREY HILLS This superlative 4 Bedroom, 2 bathroom home meets modern family needs with spectacular success! Refined formal Lounge and Dining areas lead to huge Family Room/Meals, a lightfilled Family Living room and sunny Kitchen with granite surfaces and walk-in pantry. Generous Study completes downstairs dimensions beneath luxurious upstairs accommodation. Ducted heating and evaporative cooling, Foxtel and monitored alarm. North-facing gardens, superb terrace, double garage and extra parking enhance an exclusive allotment close to shops, Chatham station, trams and prestigious schools.

Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Saturday 18th June at 1pm Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 11-11.30am 16m x 42.67m (52.6’ x 140’) approx. Sue Wooldridge 0413 476 674 Richard James 0408 751 189 9810 5000 jelliscraig.com.au

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77 Fakenham Road - ASHBURTON Renovated with contemporary flair, this smart 1940´s home presents beautifully light north facing living spaces on a quiet corner, a short walk from Ashburton School, parkland & transport. Timber floors & a neutral colour palette create an inviting ambience throughout open plan Living/Dining, comprehensively equipped entertainer´s Kitchen extending to alfresco deck amidst easy care landscaped surrounds. 3 double Bdrms (BIRs, Main OFP), fully renovated bathroom, laundry (2nd shower/WC). Attic storage, duct heat & RC air-con, OSP.

6 Clayton Road - BALWYN The stage is set for a superb family future adjacent to Minifie Reserve with this elevated 1960s residence affording immediate, livable comfort and inspiration to create a luxury lifestyle haven with views to the ranges. A 780 sq. metre allotment (approx.) near schools, shopping and transport embraces this charming home inviting renovation/extension or a superior quality new family residence (STCA). Offers 5 Bedrooms (ensuite), Family/Meals to deck, Lounge and Dining, Kitchen, bath/powder rooms, self-contained retreat or Rumpus, auto garage.

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Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Saturday 18th June at 12noon Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 12.30-1pm 15.2m x 28.2m (50’ x 92’) approx. Zali Booker 0422 576 049 Steven Abbott 0407 324 240 9809 8999 jelliscraig.com.au

Saturday 25th June at 11am Thursday & Saturday 12-12.30pm 15.9m x 49m (52´ x 160´) approx. Tom Ryan 0413 872 550 Patrick Dennis 0409 321 159 9831 2800 jelliscraig.com.au


4 Kalka Street - BALWYN NORTH It´s all here for the taking in this commanding home elevated on a quiet street boasting widespread northern views from almost every room. A contemporary renewal would beautifully emphasize a timeless floorplan with generous formal rooms (Bar), large Familyroom & 5 big upper BRs (main/ens) all with horizon views or inviting pool/spa & garden aspects. Zoned for Balwyn High School, metres from Koonung parklands & handy to bus & shops, it also feat Study/Home Office, Kitchen/Meals, 2 further bthrms, double auto garage plus OSP for 2 cars.

34 Bellett Street - CAMBERWELL "Ingleneuk" The ambient advantages of a leafy, nth facing corner create the perfect backdrop for this substantial, fully renovated family Edwardian´s outstanding living & thoroughly inviting poolside alfresco entertaining spaces. A charming corner facade introduces Formal Sitting (OFP) & Dining, Family Living/ Dining, quality modern Kitchen (WIP), 4 double BRs (BIRs) incl x2 upstairs with bathroom, also downstairs main bathroom plus WIR/ens to Main Bedroom. Heated in ground pool, landscaped garden, ample storage, remote double carport via ROW.

Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Saturday 25th June at 11am Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 11.15-11.45am 16.2m x 48.8m (53´ x 160´) approx. William Chen 0438 383 336 Richard James 0408 751 189 9831 2800 jelliscraig.com.au

Private Sale Inspect Saturday 11.45am-12.15pm Land 18.3m x 40.3m (60´ x 132´) approx. Contact Peter Batrouney 0419 005 236 Campbell Ward 0402 124 939 Office 9810 5000 Visit jelliscraig.com.au

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2/49 Canterbury Road - CANTERBURY Fresh and stylish spaces, decked court-gardens and stress-free single-level design combine with serene effect in this immaculate townhouse set back in an exclusive group of 3 opposite Boroondara Park. Exceptional schooling, train, Outer Circle trail and Junction are all handy to this superb home featuring 3 Bedrooms (BIRs, main/ensuite), flawless Euro/granite Kitchen and sunny OP Living/Dining overlooking the seclusion of stylishly decked court gardens. With spabathroom, heating/cooling/vacuum, security, double auto garage.

3/76 Darling Road - MALVERN EAST Superbly designed & presented ´as new´ 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom townhouse, at the rear of this boutique development of 3 only, offers the very best in modern day comforts. North-facing aspects ensure abundant natural light fills outdoor/indoor entertaining & living areas with Caesar-stone Kitchen equipped with Miele appliances. Downstairs main Bedroom with WIRs & ensuite, Study zone & adaptable upstairs retreat. Remote double garage with internal access. A short walk to Waverley Road trams, excellent local shops & restaurants.

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Auction Inspect Contact Office Visit

Auction Inspect Contact Office Visit

Saturday 18th June at 10am Thursday 11.15-11.45am & Saturday 2.45-3.15pm Daniel Bradd 0411 347 511 Richard Spratt 0412 493 189 9831 2800 jelliscraig.com.au

Saturday 25th June at 11am Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 11-11.30am Charles Boyd 0402 275 485 Damien Davis 0409 961 264 9832 0500 jelliscraig.com.au


206/4 Cromwell Road - SOUTH YARRA Offering an outstanding lifestyle this as new 2 bedroom apartment is brilliantly located within minutes walk to popular Hawksburn Village, transport and parkland. Features open plan living complete with generous terrace, stylish Kitchen (Miele appliances & stone benches), 2 Bedrooms (BIR and main with WIR + large ensuite, secure basement car space with storage unit and zoned heating/cooling.

1B New Street - SURREY HILLS The lovely low-maintenance nature of this substantial 2 storey 4/5 Bedroom/2 bathroom town residence is further complemented by far-reaching treetop views and quiet low-traffic location close to Wattle Park, Riversdale Rd/Docklands tram, Village shopping and quality schools. With no Body Corporate fees to stress over and surrounded by easy-paved terraces for hassle-free weekends, this well-zoned home features refined Living/Dining, modern Kitchen/Family zone, big Teen Living, powder room, heating/cooling and double auto garage

Auction Inspect Contact Office Visit

Auction Inspect Contact Office Visit

Saturday 25th June at 10am Thursday 11.15-11.45am & Saturday 11-11.30am Richard Spratt 0412 493 189 Daniel Bradd 0411 347 511 9832 0500 jelliscraig.com.au

Saturday 25th June at 1pm Thursday 11.15-11.45am & Saturday 1-1.30pm Peter Vigano 0407 301 224 Michael Wood 0425 280 191 9810 5000 jelliscraig.com.au

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D Pr ev im el e op C m or en ne tS r ite 47 Shepherd Street - SURREY HILLS This unique home was designed in the 1950´s to resemble a seafaring ship complete with curves, portholes and views to the Bay. Today, its largely original condition, versatile and elevated corner position and wonderful location close to schools, parks and transport will inevitably steer it into new and exciting waters. Renovators, builders and developers need to act quickly to secure the sky-high views enjoyed by generous Living, Dining and Sunroom. Also features 2 huge Bedrooms, spacious Kitchen, big bathroom, cellar/workshop/lock up garage.

Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Saturday 25th June at 2pm Thursday 12.15-12.45pm & Saturday 1.30-2pm 15.2m x 45.7m (50´ x 150´) approx. Richard Spratt 0412 493 189 Daniel Bradd 0411 347 511 9831 2800 jelliscraig.com.au

40 Barrington Drive - ASHWOOD

4/1090 Toorak Road - CAMBERWELL

This home offers an excellent floorplan suited to large family Living & entertaining requirements. Enjoying expansive Living, Dining, well appointed Kitchen/meals, 4 Bdrms, main with ensuite & downstairs, a teenager’s retreat/home office. Heat/cool, 3 car spaces.

Abutting Back Creek Reserve and Hartwell Tennis Club, this one of four, 3 Bedroom villa combines the utmost parkland seclusion with walking convenience to zone 1 transport, Hartwell shops/ cafes. Surrounding courtyard garden, single lock up garage.

Auction Inspect Land Contact

Auction Inspect Contact

Office Visit

Saturday 25th June at 1pm Thursday 1.30-2pm & Saturday 1.45-2.15pm 720 sq. metres (7,750 sq. ft.) approx. Mark Lawson 0414 777 887 Paul Williamson 0418 509 472 9809 8999 jelliscraig.com.au

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Office Visit

Saturday 25th June at 11am Thursday 12.45-1.15pm & Saturday 2.45-3.15pm Zali Booker 0422 576 049 Paul Keane 0419 330 571 9809 8999 jelliscraig.com.au


8 Faircroft Avenue - GLEN IRIS

10 Ercildoune Avenue - HAWTHORN

An alluring 3 Bdrm Californian bungalow delivers all the hallmarks of the era, boasting a pretty façade, covered verandah & rich period details. Tremendous opportunities exist for restoration, contemporary revival, extension or dream home site, STCA. Parklands at rear.

Charming unrenovated 1930´s English-style semi-detached 2 Bedroom home in a prized Scotch Hill precinct cul-de-sac with timber features and leadlights through Living, Kitchen/ Meals and Sunroom open to lush court-gardens/OSP.

Auction Inspect Land Contact

Auction Inspect Land Contact

Office Visit

Saturday 18th June at 1pm Thursday 11.15-11.45am & Saturday 1.15-1.45pm 15.2m x 38.8m (50’ x 127’) approx. Zali Booker 0422 576 049 Paul Keane 0419 330 571 9809 8999 jelliscraig.com.au

1/32 Belgravia Avenue - MONT ALBERT NORTH Stylish, sun-filled 3 Bedroom/2 bathroom home ideal for those starting out or slowing down with flowing Living areas all open to secluded north entertaining deck. With Study and lower Rumpus/Gym/storage room on a compact allotment near Belmore Village. Auction Inspect Contact Office Visit

Saturday 18th June at 11.30am Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 2-2.30pm Jenny Gillies 0419 008 512 Richard James 0408 751 189 9831 2800 jelliscraig.com.au

Office Visit

Saturday 25th June at 1pm Thursday & Saturday 11-11.30am 325 sq metres (3,497 sq. ft) approx. Peter Batrouney 0419 005 236 Campbell Ward 0402 124 939 9810 5000 jelliscraig.com.au

MELBOURNE

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6/414 Bourke Street

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A FULL FLOOR - ONE OF SEVEN Historic, and classic in its position and ambience. This select opportunity to position yourself centrally to all things truly Melbourne. Situated opposite Kosminsky & a moments' walk from Bourke St Mall. Internally access by stairs or elevator to whole floor: 2 bedrms, 2 bathrms, stunning designer kitchen & sep laundry.

www.caine.com.au

AUCTION

Sat 18th June at 1.00pm

CONTACT Paul Caine 0407 393 588 VIEW

Saturday 1.00-1.30pm

OFFICE

370 Albert St East Melbourne

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TOORAK 15 Yarradale Road A rare opportunity to secure actual river frontage in this prestigious cul-de-sac off St. Georges Road. This superb property overlooking the Yarra to the North is situated on over 3/4 of an acre (33,000 sq ft approx) of magnificent private established gardens with large swimming pool, spacious family home and additional separate cottage/studio. The 3 level residence which enjoys an elevated position comprises of 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, separate living and dining rooms, kitchen and a balcony overlooking the spectacular gardens with rumpus room below. 2 level studio/cottage with separate street access. 86 The weekly review \ june 8, 2011

Expressions of Interest Closing Wednesday 22nd June at 3.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) View Wednesday & Saturday 2.00 - 2.30pm Call Warwick Anderson 0418 320 873 Greg Herman 0411 473 307 Jeremy Fox 0418 339 650 Office 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000

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ARMADALE 60 Adelaide Street Stunning beautifully renovated and designed light filled single story residence situated within a short walk to High Street shops and restaurants. Featuring floor to ceiling windows, parquetry flooring, high ceilings and swimming pool. Land size approximately 813m2. Comprising: Wide entrance foyer, huge open plan lounge, dining, kitchen opening to garden, master bedroom with ensuite and walk in robe, 2nd bedroom with ensuite and 3rd and 4th bedrooms, main bathroom and study. Other features include cabana and double lock up garage.

Expressions of Interest Closing Wednesday 22nd June at 5.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) View Wednesday & Saturday 1.00 - 1.30pm Call Jeremy Fox 0418 339 650 Warwick Anderson 0418 320 873 Office 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000

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SOUTH YARRA 70 Tivoli Road This most elegant Italianate Victorian residence sits proudly on the top of Tivoli Hill with splendid views and has been meticulously restored to create the ultimate town residence. Comprising: Grand entrance hall, sitting room (or 4th bedroom), formal dining room with bar, stunning kitchen with breakfast bar overlooking family room opening to generous rear garden. Upstairs: Master bedroom with dressing room and ensuite, 2 further bedrooms, family bathroom and study area. Other features include secure parking for 2 cars, hydronic heating, reverse cycle air con and full security system. 88 The weekly review \ june 8, 2011

Auction View Call Office

Saturday 18th June at 12.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday & Saturday 12.00 - 12.30pm Andrew Smith 0413 309 605 Jeremy Fox 0418 339 650 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000

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EAST MELBOURNE Tribeca Brew Tower, Penthouse 402B, 170 Albert Street This amazing New York style bachelor penthouse apartment offers the most stunning CBD views and beyond, brilliant indoor and outdoor entertainment areas and is located in this iconic East Melbourne landmark development minutes to restaurants, the MCG and CBD. Comprising: Private entrance foyer, 2 excellent sized bedrooms, main with ensuite, 2nd bathroom, stunning gourmet chef’s kitchen overlooking large combined casual lounge and dining opening to huge open terrace garden. Other features include 2 basement carparks, storage, intercom and resort facilities.

Expressions of Interest Closing Tuesday 14th June at 3.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) View Wednesday 2.00 - 2.30pm & Saturday 12.00 - 12.30pm Call Tim Wilson 0419 726 769 Greg Herman 0411 473 307 Office 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000

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WITHDRAWN

SOUTH YARRA 17 Ralston Street This architect designed 3 level residence with broad street frontage is within a minute’s walk to Toorak Road shops and transport and Fawkner Park. Front entrance foyer opening to a dining area that flows through to a chef grade kitchen and open plan living domain, set around a wood burning fire place opening to garden and pool. An intimate master bedroom suite with open fire place and ensuite completes downstairs. Upstairs: 4 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and huge children’s retreat. Off street car parking for 2 cars. Land 332m2 approx.

Auction View Call Office

Saturday 18th June at 11.00am (Unless Sold Prior) By Appointment Andrew Smith 0413 309 605 Jeremy Fox 0418 339 650 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 rtedgar.com.au

MALVERN 2 Hunter Street Stunning double fronted Victorian residence renovated throughout, offering 3 double bedrooms (main with walk in robe and ensuite), state-of-the-art kitchen with Smeg and Miele appliances, light filled living/dining room, family bathroom and separate laundry opening onto courtyard entertaining area with heated spa, studio/gym or home office and double garage plus off street parking in front. Sublime bathrooms and large light filled bedrooms with heating and cooling. Close to Malvern Central, transport, Glenferrie Road and Malvern Primary. Land 486m2 approximately. 90 The weekly review \ june 8, 2011

Auction Saturday 18th June at 11.00am (Unless Sold Prior) View Wednesday & Saturday 12.00 - 12.30pm Call Michael Ebeling 0418 338 811 Mark Wridgway 0419 510 777 Office 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 rtedgar.com.au


MALVERN 26 Wheatland Road A beautifully renovated single storey, solid brick Victorian with substance and style. Comprising: Wide entrance hall, 4 excellent big bedrooms, master with walk in robe and ensuite, separate central bathroom and laundry, well appointed European kitchen to massive open plan living/dining/family room and front and rear landscaped gardens. Other features include easy off street parking, polished timber floors, heating/cooling, high ceilings and period features throughout. Divine!

Auction Saturday 18th June at 1.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) View Wednesday & Saturday 1.00 - 1.30pm Call Anthony Grimwade 0418 382 226 Tim Wilson 0419 726 769 Office 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 rtedgar.com.au

MALVERN EAST 24 MacGregor Street Solid brick Edwardian family home offers flexibility of space, light filled living and fantastic outdoor entertaining. Downstairs main bedroom, study and central bathroom, newly appointed kitchen, Caesar stone bench tops to family room and second living/recreation area, upstairs 3 further bedrooms and bathroom. Outdoor entertaining with palm trees, solar heated salt water pool and built in BBQ. Polished timber boards, hydronic heating, air conditioning, off street parking and Ardrie Park, Waverley Road shops and cafes and Central Park all close by. Land approx 775m2 or 8350sqft.

Auction Saturday 18th June at 11.00am (Unless Sold Prior) View Wednesday & Saturday 12.00 - 12.30pm Call Anthony Grimwade 0418 382 226 Tim Wilson 0419 726 769 Office 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 rtedgar.com.au june 8 2011 \ The weekly review 91


ONLY 5 LEFT

MALVERN 1261 Malvern Road (Cnr Elizabeth Street) Just released these state of the art apartments in the much anticipated boutique ARIA development. Reflecting a rare elegance these spacious apartments showcase desirable open plan living areas, solid European oak parquetry flooring, stone and Miele kitchens, 2 fully tiled bathrooms and 2 secure basement car parks with storage. Choose from 2/3 bedroom or 3 bedroom + study configurations some with spectacular views to the Dandenong Ranges. Be a part of this hugely successful building.

VENDOR TERMS AVAILABLE

Private Sale View Wednesday & Saturday 2.00 - 3.00pm Call Mark Wridgway 0419 510 777 Melanie Shaw 0415 153 501 Office 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 rtedgar.com.au

VENDOR TERMS AVAILABLE

MT BULLER The Stables

MT BULLER Mt Buller Chalet Penthouse Suites

Two amazing freestanding fully furnished chalets with 4 BRs, 4 bathrms and LU garages, all just 100m from Village Centre. Drive in/ski out of one of these fabulous alpine residences enjoying the best, most restful vista of alpine hues and snow capped ranges from Mt Buller to the Bluff and Lt Buller, capturing the ever changing moods from season to season. Offers in excess of $1.6M will be considered.

Only 2 of these exquisite suites remain. Mt Buller Chalet Hotel provides the ultimate retreat to be enjoyed year round. Summit Suite: Approx 227m2 over 2 levels + balcony, 3 BRs, all with ensuites, OFP and northern aspect. Skyline Suite: Approx 164m2 + large balcony enjoying views over Lt Bourke St. This apartment of superior style offers 3 BRs, 2 bathrms and gourmet kitchen. Fully furnished. Priced from $1.4M.

Call Office Conj.

Call Office Conj.

RT Edgar Alpine – Annelies Zirknitzer 0422 773 895 50 Agnes Street East Melbourne VIC 03 9650 0509 rtalpine.com.au Mark Adams Real Estate – Mark Adams 0419 858 007

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AUCTION THIS SATURDAY

TOORAK 40A Ross Street

COLDSTREAM 3 Hexham Road

Superbly appointed, this beautiful 3 bedroom town residence perfects low maintenance entertaining. Over 3 levels, features stunning sitting room, marble kitchen, open plan entertaining with French doors to private courtyard, basement home theatre room/ gym, main bedroom suite, 2 further bedrooms and a 4-car basement garage.

Significant Yarra Valley holding (81 Ac ~ 32.8 Ha). Magnificent views, approx 600m Yarra River frontage and superb home sites. 7.2 ha (17.8ac) premium quality vines: Pinot Noir and Shiraz (planted 1998); Chardonnay (planted 2003). 21ML irrigation right, large dam, pump shed, 2nd catchment dam. Dual level barn-style building, machinery shed, tank catchment and required vineyard infrastructure.

Private Sale View Wednesday 5.30 - 6.00pm & Saturday 11.00 - 11.30am Call Nick Yannopoulos 0411 097 197 Jeremy Fox 0418 339 650 Office 133 Victoria Avenue, Albert Park 9699 7222 rtedgar.com.au

Auction Saturday 11th June at 1.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) Call Mark Sutherland 0407 103 811 Andrew Houghton 0409 438 526 Office 1-3 Exeter Road, Croydon 9727 5300 rtedgar.com.au

AU SA T CT TU HI IO RD S N AY

HAWTHORN KEMSLEY COURT CNR 404 BARKERS ROAD CE ED I PR UC L D EL E R OS T

KEW 3/40 Ridgeway Avenue Delightful and practical two bedroom apartment

A beautifully presented first floor two bedroom apartment located in the heart of Kew is the perfect buy for an investor or first home buyer. Comprising two bedrooms of equal size, both with BIRʼs, a neat and modern kitchen, spacious bathroom with spa bath and separate toilet and a large sun drenched living/dining space, opening to a north facing private balcony. Other features include gas heating, reverse cycle air conditioning and carport on the title. Located within walking distance of trams, cafes and great schools, this apartment is in a perfect location.

Auction:

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PRIVATE SALE

$1,500,000 ono

Since the 1950’s, this home opposite Carey Grammar, on the corner allotment, has stood as a testament to quality family living on a delightful scale. Comprising: formal entry, period renovated kitchen and family room, terracotta themed courtyard with swimming pool, city views from upstairs, 4 bedrooms, 2 living areas, formal dining, library or 5th bedroom, open fireplace, bay windows, hydronic heating throughout, double lock up garage, storage shed plus 2 extra secure carparks, and so much more. Inspect Saturday, Sunday, Thursday as advertised or By Appointment

Craig Corby 0418 396 266

Zac Leontiades 0412 137 949

Robert Exell 0412 371 534 rexell@rescom.com.au

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BALWYN

BERWICK

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BLACKBURN

BOX HILL

CAMBERWELL

CAULFIELD

GLEN IRIS

GLEN WAVERLEY

KEW

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BALWYN

BERWICK

BLACKBURN

BOX HILL

CAMBERWELL

CAULFIELD

GLEN IRIS

GLEN WAVERLEY

KEW

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BALWYN

BERWICK

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BLACKBURN

BOX HILL

CAMBERWELL

CAULFIELD

GLEN IRIS

GLEN WAVERLEY

KEW

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BALWYN

BERWICK

BLACKBURN

BOX HILL

CAMBERWELL

CAULFIELD

GLEN IRIS

GLEN WAVERLEY

KEW

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BALWYN

BERWICK

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BLACKBURN

BOX HILL

CAMBERWELL

CAULFIELD

GLEN IRIS

GLEN WAVERLEY

KEW

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BALWYN

BERWICK

BLACKBURN

BOX HILL

CAMBERWELL

CAULFIELD

GLEN IRIS

GLEN WAVERLEY

KEW

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BALWYN

BERWICK

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BLACKBURN

BOX HILL

CAMBERWELL

CAULFIELD

GLEN IRIS

GLEN WAVERLEY

KEW

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BALWYN

BERWICK

BLACKBURN

BOX HILL

CAMBERWELL

CAULFIELD

GLEN IRIS

GLEN WAVERLEY

KEW

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BALWYN

BERWICK

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BOX HILL

CAMBERWELL

CAULFIELD

GLEN IRIS

GLEN WAVERLEY

KEW

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Box Hill South 43 Birdwood Street Style and substance for an active young family! Classically designed to encompass all we love about the traditional period home whilst seamlessly addressing every luxury required for contemporary family life makes this stunning “as new� home an outstanding success. Set amidst landscaped native gardens close to Roberts McCubbin and Kingswood College, this immaculate home with large 2nd living/study showcases distinctive timber finishes throughout. With high ceilings, expansive open plan areas (European kitchen with walk-in pantry) overlooking wide verandas and endless native and orchard gardens (cubby, storage). With hydronic heating, 8600 litre tank (pump), grey water, alarm and off street parking. Land: 924sqm approximately.

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2 Thurs 12.00 - 12.30pm & Sat 1.00 - 1.30pm Sat 2nd July - 11.00am > EPR $1,150,000 - $1,250,000 61 / D2 Balwyn 544 Whitehorse Road 3103 9830 7000 Claire Wenn 0409 857 506 Toby Parker 0413 581 104

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Brighton 14 William Street “Kalimna” Victorian grandeur and a fine future. From its 1860s origins to its most recent transformation, this fine Victorian Italianate villa is a magnificent home with exciting options. “Kalimna” sits on 10,830sqft/1,006sqm (approx) in a prestige street, 3 doors from Firbank Grammar & moments from Church St. Grand-scale design includes a beautifully proportioned sitting rm, sun-filled family rm, 4 BRs & generous family garden. The original beauty remains, with an imposing entry, pressed metal ceilings, marble & timber fireplace surrounds & wide timber flrbrds. A new bthrm, plantation shutters & a pool add a contemporary element, making this perfect for now & your future plans. 104 The weekly review \ june 8, 2011

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Wed 2.30 - 3.00pm & Sat as advertised Sat 25th June - 2:30pm 67 / F10 Brighton 307 Bay Street 9596 7055 Peter Kennett 0418 318 284 Barb Gregory 0419 568 370 Tamara Whelan 0409 532 606


Hawthorn East 16 Beaconsfield Road The glory of the Queen Anne circa 1905 Cheerful and generous Queen Anne style home provides all the space you could desire with all the ornamentation our ancestors could imagine. Enjoy the space in every one of the six main rooms. Living, sleeping, dining, business, entertaining, family type lifestyle can all be accommodated. Rear garden with pool and spa is your view from the family room. Modern style kitchen with meals area. Recently restumped, re roofed and with drafted plans for an upward extension with potential city views (STCA). Tram at the end of the leafy street, convenient to finest schools, bustling shopping precincts, entertainment venues, parks and sports venues. Sitting on 800 sqm approx.

> VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF > OFFICE > TEL > CONTACT

Thurs & Sat 1.00 - 1.30pm Sat 18th June - 1.30pm > EPR POA 59 G1 Hawthorn/Camberwell 1153-1157 Burke Road, Kew 3101 9944 3888 Anthony Panayi 0402 911 117 Glen Coutinho 0409 779 399

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Box Hill North 1/4 Saxton Street Luxurious living and lifestyle. Designed to impress, this magnificent residence blends contemporary style with luxurious finishes. The stunning high ceilings and flawless interior exude stylish elegance throughout. The masterful floor plan has the master bedroom, walk-in robe, ensuite, powder room and a fabulous office conveniently located on the ground floor. A spectacular open lounge, dining and kitchen with stone bench tops and Bosch appliances open out to private deck and north facing garden. Upstairs is a huge lounge area with built in cabinets, 2 bedrooms with built-in robes and 2 bathrooms (4 WCs in total), remote double garage with internal entry, heating and cooling make this a perfect property in a prime location, within short stroll to trams, trains, shopping, hospital and parkland.

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2 Thurs 12.00 - 12.30pm & Sat 3.00 - 3.30pm Sat 18th June - 12.00pm $800,000 - $880,000 47 / C6

Balwyn

544 Whitehorse Road 3103 > TEL 9830 7000 > CONTACT Helen Yan 0404 078 588 Maurice Di Marzio 0419 182 276

Ashwood 68 Silverash Avenue

Balwyn/Deepdene 77 Whitehorse Road

This spacious 3 bedroom + study family home blends original detail with huge growth potential and exceptional outdoor entertaining space, just steps away from transport and schools. Comprises: 3BRs (BIRs, 2 ens), study, lounge/dining/living areas, kitchen, ducted heating, evaporative cooling, floorboard underlay, Vergola, shed, greenhouse, OSP for 3 cars. Land 726 sqm approx.

Located in the heart of Deepdene shopping strip, this lock up shop of 45m2 approx with vacant possession would suit an owner occupier/investor alike. The property is situated on the north side of Whitehorse Road, amongst other retailers such as the popular Snow Pony Cafe, and within close proximity to Burke Road and the Eastern Freeway. With the tram at your doorstep, this is an opportunity not to be missed.

> VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF > OFFICE > TEL > CONTACT

Thurs 1.00 - 1.30pm & Sat 11.00 - 11.30am Sat 25th June - 12.30pm > EPR $600,000 - $660,000 60 J9 Hawthorn/Camberwell 1153-1157 Burke Road, Kew 3101 9944 3888 Tina Ceravolo 0417 533 125 Nick Walker 0417 330 650

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> VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF > OFFICE > TEL > CONTACT

By appointment Thurs 16th June - 2.00pm > EPR $370,000 - $407,000 45 / D6 Balwyn 279 Whitehorse Road 3103 9880 4800 Vicki Giavris 0414 292 966 Paul Walker 0418 333 333


Balwyn 2/50 Yerrin Street

Box Hill 13 Bass Street

Primely positioned within the golden pocket of Balwyn, walking distance to everything, and in the Balwyn High School zone, this fabulous residence has it all. Immaculate, modern and luxurious throughout, a wonderful lifestyle is on offer. An extremely attractive property to home owners and investors alike, offering an abundance of advantages, in such a coveted location.

Surrounded by lovely gardens this unique home is primely positioned minutes from train, shopping, schools, TAFE, Deakin University, sporting facilities and freeway. Features lounge, kitchen, familyroom plus huge self contained granny flat. A rare opportunity, offering an abundance of choices for astute buyers. Land: 694sqm approx.

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2 Thurs 1.00 - 1.30pm & Sat 12.00 - 12.30pm Sat 25th June - 12.00pm > EPR $900,000 - $990,000 46 / E7 Balwyn 544 Whitehorse Road 3103 9830 7000 Claire Wenn 0409 857 506 Maurice Di Marzio 0419 182 276

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> VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF > OFFICE > TEL > CONTACT

2 Thurs 12.00 - 12.30pm & Sat 2.00 - 2.30pm Sat 25th June - 2.00pm > EPR $830,000 - $910,000 47 / C12 Balwyn 544 Whitehorse Road 3103 9830 7000 Danielle Henry 0409 808 955 Toby Parker 0413 581 104

Glen Iris 1487 High Street

Kew 32 Barnard Grove

Weathered by time – and decades of dreams. Still with the charm of the Californian Bungalow you can live in now and renew at leisure. Large living room, separate dining room and up to four bedrooms, large laundry room and huge bathroom. A long driveway will be popular. Refurbish, replace and modernise as you wish. Trams, trains, fine schools and shops all around. Land 836 sqm (approx).

This terrific 3BR plus study Californian Bungalow features open family/dining area with contemporary kitchen, sitting room, central bathroom, laundry and powder room (with shower), plus ducted heating and split-system a/c, entertainers’ deck with built-in spa overlooking a sunny north-facing backyard with double garage and tandem double carport. Land 641 sqm approx.

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3 Thurs & Sat 10.00 - 10.30am Sat 18th June - 12.00pm > EPR $1,000,000 - $1,100,000 59 / H8 Glen Iris 58 High Street 3146 9885 9811 Anne Mackie 0417 034 212 Ross English 0419 444 040

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Thurs 2.00 - 2.30pm & Sat 12.30 - 1.15pm Sat 25th June - 11.30am > EPR $1,000,000 - $1,080,000 45 D2 Hawthorn/Camberwell 1153-1157 Burke Road, Kew 3101 9944 3888 Suzie Blade 0407 633 663 Paul Walker 0418 323 122

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Kew 211 Wiltshire Drive

Prahran/Windsor 13 Ellesmere Road

Unique and fabulous opportunity. A wonderful opportunity to buy into the landmark Willsmere Estate with resort pool, tennis courts, gymnasium and library, which doesn’t arise very often. Set amidst beautiful manicured gardens, this fabulous property with panoramic views is designed to please with modern features and immaculate finishes throughout, perfectly positioned in coveted Kew.

A vision for grandeur - Family home or mansion apartments. With a grand & imposing facade, this magnificent late 1800’s double storey Victorian offers multiple opportunities: renovate the 2 current apartments; restore to an extravagant family home; or redevelop (STCA). Currently each apartment features 3 bedrooms, a luxuriously spacious lounge room, marble mantles, a kitchen with dining area, a bathroom & single garage. A rare & unique opportunity awaits.

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2 Thurs & Sat 1.00 - 1.30pm Sat 18th June - 11.00am $520,000 - $570,000 45 / A3

Hawthorn/Camberwell 1153-1157 Burke Road, Kew 3101 > TEL 9944 3888 > CONTACT Laurence Murphy 0421 829 028 Maurice Di Marzio 0419 182 276 > OFFICE

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2 Wed 5.00 - 5.30pm & Sat 2.00 - 2.30pm Sat 18th June - 2.00pm $1,500,000 - $1,650,000 58 / F8

Armadale 835 High Street 3143 > TEL 9509 0411 > CONTACT Andrew Summons 0418 321 604 Andrew James 0411 420 788 > OFFICE

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BALWYN NORTH 105 Doncaster Road Fabulous Family Living in the Balwyn High Zone

AUCTION

Saturday 18th June at 11 am

The evocative English style exterior of this clinker brick home reveals interior spaces including five bedrooms, two bathrooms and a study. Featuring polished boards and decorative cornice it delivers a home that is rich in distinctive character inside and out with relaxing views from the sun balcony to the distant Kinglake Ranges. On a corner allotment within the sought after Balwyn High School zone, 100 metres from North Balwyn´s eclectic mix of shops and eateries and with the tram passing the front door, its position is as desirable as the home itself.

INSPECT

Thursday & Saturday 12-12:30 pm

LAND

650 sqm approx.

KEW 1/33 Foley Street Recently renovated townhouse with its own street frontage. Providing three bedrooms, generous living/dining, kitchen with Miele & Smeg appliances, family bathroom, powder room & laundry. Also features gas heating, alarm system, private courtyard, 2nd service courtyard & undercover parking for two cars. Located a short walk to Kew Junction.

CONTACT Bruce Bonnett 0418 333 042 &

Doug McLaren 0408 333 041

WINDSOR 96 Peel Street AUCTION

Saturday 25th June at 11 am

INSPECT

Thursday & Saturday 1-1:30 pm

CONTACT Nick Whyte 0417 131 153 &

278 High Street, Kew

Bruce Bonnett 0418 333 042

A HOUSE FOR THE PRICE OF A UNIT! Edwardian influences with good bones. This two bedroom, one of a pair, presents an exceptional opportunity with bright good sized rooms in a pleasant neighbourhood with potential to provide a comfy lifestyle close to everything.

FOR SALE INSPECT

$681,000 Thursday 1:30-2 pm & Saturday 2:30-3 pm

LAND

(6.2 x 25 m approx) 155 sqm approx.

CONTACT Bruce Bonnett 0418 333 042 &

Nick Whyte 0417 131 153

9854 8888

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ALBerT PArk 30 St Vincent Place North Offered for the first time in over 52 years. A historic landmark, this magnificent c1866 freestanding, double fronted Victorian residence is superbly situated on a substantial landholding of almost 1000 sqm (approx) in what is widely regarded as one of Australia’s most prestigious residential addresses. Behind the classic Italianate façade, eight principal rooms, ornate ceilings and gracious proportions provide exceptional scope to restore and renovate to its former glory. Original solid brick double storey stables to the rear of the property, currently configured as a studio and garage, as well as two Victorian timber cottages are all offered on one title. Northern rear orientation and brilliant access to second street frontage in Draper Street adds significant scope and further appeal. An exceptional, once in a lifetime opportunity not to be missed. Land: 20m x 48m (approx).

www.30stvincentplacenorthalbertpark.com Auction

Sunday 26th June at 12noon

Inspect

Wednesday & Thursday 1-1.45pm & Saturday 12-12.45pm

Contact

Simon Gowling 0422 234 644 | Oliver Bruce 0409 856 599 John Bongiorno 0418 328 056

Office

119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999

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BALWYn noRTH 65 Cityview Road Commanding breathtaking city views from its hilltop location, this spectacular M7 designed home showcases sheer luxury, the finest imported and local finishes and exceptional designer style through unforgettable family dimensions. The cool, sleek ambience of Italian porcelain is highlighted through the wide entrance hall, inviting sitting room and formal dining with wine cupboard overlooking a picturesque water feature. A soaring void above the family dining area accentuates the sensational proportions of living spaces that include a fully equipped home cinema and state of the art new generation Miele kitchen with butlers pantry and stone benches. Entertaining extends through bi-fold doors to a covered terrace with full BBQ kitchen, sunny paved courtyard and gym/studio. The luxurious downstairs bedroom complete with WIR, en-suite and balcony is matched upstairs by an equally opulent second master suite with balcony, three further bedrooms, two en-suites and a fifth stylish bathroom. Also upstairs is a large study area and fabulous living room with wet bar offering magnificent panoramic views. Perfectly situated in the Balwyn High zone, this sensational residence offers the complete luxury package including lift, ducted heating and cooling, alarm, video intercom, powder-room, 4xcar garage, storeroom, water tank, auto irrigation system and auto gates.

www.65cityviewroadbalwynnorth.com Auction

Saturday 25th June at 3.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 6-6.30pm & Saturday 12.30-1pm

Contact

Leonard Teplin 0402 431 657 | Lisa Yeung 0422 677 033

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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CAMBeRWeLL 66 Broadway One of prestigious Broadway’s most ornate family homes, ‘Lushwood’ c1908 stands as a testament to the detailed craftsmanship and aesthetic of a glorious era. It has been faithfully enhanced for superb modern family living and is within a short stroll of private schools, transport and Burke Road shopping. Lavish Art Nouveau inspiration flows through the interior of this magnificent Federation Queen Anne residence. Set on a substantial established garden allotment which opens directly onto expansive Boroondara Park, ‘Lushwood’ boasts five bedrooms, study, two bathrooms, exquisite sitting room, grand formal dining room, family room opening to covered patio, meals area, granite kitchen with Rangemaster stove, powder room, stunning decorative ceilings, intricate leadlight, OFPs, huge cellar, alarm, ducted heating and cooling, large garden, heated tiled pool, rain tanks and auto DLUG. Land: 1,562sqm (approx).

www.66broadwaycamberwell.com Auction

Saturday 25th June at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 2.15-2.45pm

Contact

Antony Woodley 0421 286 741 | Kathy Malcolm 0416 279 966 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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TOORAK 632 Toorak Road Commanding an impressive presence on a deep allotment, this elegantly presented period residence represents an outstanding opportunity to renovate, rebuild or develop (STCA). Dramatic proportions distinguish gracious sitting room (marble OFP), music room, formal dining (marble fireplace), living, casual dining and well equipped kitchen opening to garden with heated pool and cabana/gym. Five generous bedrooms (WIR/BIRs) are accompanied by two bathrooms and two powder rooms. Features alarm, heating/ cooling, double garage. Land: 1,564sqm/16,833sqft (approx).

www.632toorakroadtoorak.com Private Sale $3,500,000 Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 10.45-11.15am

Contact

Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913 Andrew Hayne 0418 395 349 Justin Long 0418 537 973

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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cAnTERBuRy 2 McGregor Street This stunning Edwardian family home meticulously renovated and presented comprises Baltic pine hallway, formal living, study, 4 bedrooms (main WIR/ensuite), bathroom, laundry+powder room (roof storage), gourmet kitchen with brilliant indoor/outdoor entertaining precinct including spacious living/dining, self cleaning s/h in-ground pool, built-in barbeque, pizza oven and trampoline. Walking distance to Maling Road, schools & transport. Includes alarm, OFPs, ducted heating, refrigerated air-conditioning, wine storage, 7000ltr water tanks incl auto watering system, OSP.

www.2mcgregorstreetcanterbury.com Auction

Saturday 25th June at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 10.15-10.45am & Saturday 12.30-1pm

Contact

Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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MAlVERn 2a Meredith Street Sophisticated brand new architect designed town residence combines the finest finishes with sublime designer flair through inviting sitting room, downstairs bedroom (en-suite/ BIR), two further bedrooms upstairs including main (WIR/ensuite), study/fourth bedroom and balcony. Vaulted ceilings soar over sensational living/dining room with state-of-theart Miele kitchen opening to northeast courtyard. Features European oak floors, double glazing, ducted heating/cooling, alarm, ducted vacuum, powder-room, double garage.

www.2ameredithstreetmalvern.com Auction

Saturday 18th June at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 12-12.30pm

Contact

Rae Tomlinson 0418 336 234 Mark Williams 0417 189 377 Heather Elder 0413 273 079

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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BALWyn 22 Birdwood Street This outstanding four bedroom, two bathroom family residence combines deco era elegance with consummate modern comfort. Formal sitting and dining rooms rich in c1937 detail are complemented by light-filled living/dining opening to landscaped outdoor entertaining areas and a solar heated swimming pool of sublime style. Main bedroom in its own zone enjoys walk-in robes, superb ensuite, romantic north-facing courtyard and mezzanine study. Double carport via second frontage to Grey Street. Leafy, family friendly address

www.22birdwoodstreetbalwyn.com Auction

Saturday 18th June at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11.15-11.45am & Saturday 11-11.30am

Contact

Mark Sproule 0408 090 205 Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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BAlWyN NoRTH 6 Bellevue Road A beautiful architect renovated interior blending retro and contemporary styles highlights the stunning designer appeal of this captivating four bedroom 1960s residence. Northerly views and Balwyn High zoning complement unique family lifestyle excellence near shops, cafÊs, transport, freeway and parklands. Featuring three bathrooms, stylish living and dining (HeatnGlo gas fireplace) to north terrace, premium chef’s kitchen, family/rumpus room, sumptuous cellar, deck, heating/cooling, Danish lighting, mature gardens, carport.

www.6bellevueroadbalwynnorth.com Auction

Saturday 25th June at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm

Contact

Antony Woodley 0421 286 741 Kathy Malcolm 0416 279 966

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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Collins Simms Andrew Simondson 0412 999 120

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BALWyn noRTH 14 Vega Street Just completed, this brilliantly transformed 1950’s residence showcases the latest in architectural design and luxury. Lavish finishes including extensive use of black marble distinguish entrance foyer, sitting room (marble gas fire), study, opulent main bedroom with en-suite/WIR, four further bedrooms (BIRs), bathroom and exceptionally spacious living/dining room (gas fire) with gourmet European kitchen opening to landscaped garden. Features cellar, powder room, double garage, heating/cooling, alarm, video-intercom, auto gates.

www.14vegastreetbalwynnorth.com Auction

Saturday 11th June at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & 5.15-5.45pm & Saturday open from 11am

Contact

Chris Barrett 0412 927 409 James Tostevin 0417 003 333 Antony Woodley 0421 286 741

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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BALWyn noRTH 23 Wynyard Crescent Brilliantly positioned in the coveted Balwyn High zone this stylish rendered brick family home features meticulously maintained interior/exterior, glossy floors, flowing layout, formal living , adjacent dining, 4bedrooms (main/WIR/ ensuite), central bathroom, laundry and north-facing kitchen/dining, separate informal living, covered deck plus lower-level home office; mature private garden with room for a pool (STCA) if desired. Includes alarm, Euro S/S appliances, ducted heating, air-conditioners, remote/double garage+cellar. Land: 947sqm/10,194sqft (approx).

www.23wynyardcrescentbalwynnorth.com Auction

Saturday 18th June at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 2.15-2.45pm

Contact

Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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kEW 21 Howard Street Architecturally designed by Victor Dumbrell, BALGOWNIE’s compelling English Manor aesthetics complement its impressive interior proportions delivering powerful possibilities for immediate enjoyment or contemporary renovation/extension, STCA. Enjoying elegant formal sitting and dining rooms, sunny family room, kitchen/meals area and 4 upstairs bedrooms. A north-westerly oriented garden of generous dimensions and entertaining terrace with city views further enhance this superbly positioned home on an allotment of 855sqm (approx).

www.21howardstreetkew.com Auction

Saturday 18th June at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 1.15-1.45pm

Contact

Walter Dodich 0413 262 655 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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kEW EAST 9 Hartwood Street Charming, meticulously maintained Edwardian home (c1915) with sought-after period features complemented by great family accommodation, leafy surrounds and featuring a central Baltic Pine hallway with garden vistas, 3bedrooms, formal living/dining, period-style bathroom, study, laundry and lovely informal living with country-style kitchen opening to a vine-clad pergola and deck plus mature rear garden of 836sqm/9000sqft (approx) provides plenty of space for young families to enjoy. Includes ducted heating, evaporative cooling, original OFPs, garden sheds, external/WC, OSP.

www.9hartwoodstreetkeweast.com Auction

Saturday 18th June at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

Contact

Geordie Dixon 0418 588 399 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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ARMAdALe 11 Redcourt Avenue Situated in one of Armadale’s most sought after streets, this single level residence delivers classic elegance with modern comfort. Travertine foyer leads to formal dining, sitting room, main BR (WIR/en-suite), 3 further BRs (WIR/BIR), study, family bathroom, laundry & freestanding bungalow/ studio with bathroom. Polished boards & natural light define the generous family living & informal dining room which is complemented by a new kitchen boasting stone benches & stainless steel appliances. This area opens onto a leafy northwest garden. Features ducted heating, air-conditioner, security system & garage. Land Size: 720sqm (approx).

www.11redcourtavenuearmadale.com Auction

Saturday 25th June at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

Contact

Adam Jack 0418 613 188 Mark Williams 0417 189 377 Chris Burne 0412 310 535

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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SURRey HILLS 19 Thornton Avenue This classic two-storey contemporary residence features generously proportioned light-filled family accommodation with a flowing floor plan designed for formal & relaxed indoor/outdoor entertaining. Accommodation also comprises tiled entrance, study, powder room+shower, laundry, extensive state-of-the-art kitchen, covered deck, spa & pool, paved terrace. Upstairs: 4 bedrooms (main with ensuite/WIR), family bathroom & retreat. Includes: alarm, S/S appliances, ducted heating/cooling & vacuum, remote/ gates & auto double garage (internal entry). Land: 665sqm (approx).

www.19thorntonavenuesurreyhills.com Auction

Saturday 25th June at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

Contact

DĂŠsirĂŠe Wakim 0412 336 266 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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SuRRey HillS 9 Wilson Street This magnificent allotment of 788sqm/8,484sqft approx. presents an exceptional opportunity to build a luxurious new home, multiple townhouses or renovate/extend the existing period dwelling (STCA). The site is currently occupied by a late 1920s three bedroom brick home in comfortable condition throughout comprising hallway, formal sitting, adjacent dining, study/informal living, modern bathroom and kitchen with meals, laundry, with ducted heating and deep rear garden with carport and studio.

www.9wilsonstreetsurreyhills.com Auction

Saturday 25th June at 3.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2.45-3.15pm & Saturday 12.30-1pm

Contact

Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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SOuTH yARRA 24 Park Street Without a doubt one of the most impressive Victorian residences in the prized Domain precinct, it showcases a captivating blend of grandeur and contemporary elegance through study, formal dining, sitting room (gas-log fire), generous living room (OFP) and gourmet Gaggenau kitchen opening to picturesque north-facing courtyard. Two staircases lead to media room, main bedroom with retreat/living, BIR/ensuite, four further bedrooms and three bathrooms. Features ducted heating, air-conditioning upstairs, alarm, double garage.

www.24parkstreetsouthyarra.com Auction

Saturday 18th June at 11.30am

Inspect

By Appointment Thursday 11.30-12pm & By Appointment Saturday 10-10.30am

Contact

Andrew Hayne 0418 395 349 Peter Bennison 0418 332 864 Justin Long 0418 537 973

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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TOORAk 3/43 Grange Road Instantly appealing this c1930’s ground level apartment’s stylishly refurbished, light-filled spaces provide an idyllic lifestyle or investment opportunity in an exclusive locale just moments to Toorak Village, Como Park & the Yarra. Preceded by it’s own private entrance, polished boards flow through hallway to open plan living & dining room (OFP) with sleek contemporary kitchen opening to a side courtyard. Main BR with stylish en-suite & built in drawers & robes is complemented by further BR (BIR), study, designer bathroom, sep powder-room & Euro-laundry. Feat ducted heating, RC/air-con, alarm, garage & OSP.

www.3-43grangeroadtoorak.com Auction

Saturday 25th June at 11am

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 12-12.30pm

Contact

James Redfern 0412 360 667 Ebony Coleman 0417 001 471

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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CAnTERBuRY 9 Church Street Amidst a heritage streetscape, this single level Edwardian style residence has been architect designed to expertly satisfy low maintenance lifestyle priorities only a short walk from Maling Road Village and Canterbury Station. Meticulously refurbished throughout, an elegant, light filled living environment is distinguished by peace and privacy, superior finishes and an inviting landscaped courtyard. Three bedrooms (BIR’s, main WIR/ ensuite), sitting, open plan living/ dining, modern granite kitchen and gated off street parking.

www.9churchstreetcanterbury.com Auction

Saturday 25th June at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 1.30-2pm

Contact

Cameron Edgoose 0438 064 212 Walter Dodich 0413 262 655

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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CAnTERBuRy 18 Stanley Grove Amongst prestigious environs, this delightful 1920’s character home on 383sqm offers beautifully presented family living with a respectfully updated, traditional floor plan in a captivating walled garden. Features formal sitting (OFP), open plan living/ dining and a modern kitchen flowing to paved alfresco entertaining. 2 double bedrooms sharing a leafy verandah whilst a second storey loft offers 3rd bedroom or study/ rumpus option. Gated single carport. Opportunity to further update, extend or redevelop (STCA).

www.18stanleygrovecanterbury.com Auction

Saturday 25th June at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 11.45-12.15pm

Contact

Cameron Edgoose 0438 064 212 Walter Dodich 0413 262 655

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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MALvERn 13 Finlayson Street A fusion of fine Edwardian character & modern quality define the superb spaces of this captivating 4 BR residence enjoying large child-friendly rear garden in a quiet familyfocused cul-de-sac. An engaging heritage façade creates exceptional street presence reflecting a striking period interior enhanced by deft contemporary touches. Stroll to Malvern Primary School, Glenferrie Road, Malvern Train Station, Central & Penpraze parks. Triple-arched hall, elegant living, dining, fully-appointed Smeg/Bosch kitchen, stylish bathroom, heating/cooling, plantation shutters, alfresco area, OSP. Land: 655sqm (approx).

www.13finlaysonstreetmalvern.com Auction

Saturday 18th June at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm

Contact

Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058 John Morrisby 0411 875 476 Anthony Reis 0417 352 774

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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MALvERN 14c Somers Avenue Classically inspired Stonnington Estate residence delivers impressive proportions, captivating elegance & Paul Bangay designed gardens. European oak parquetry flows through sitting room (OFP), formal dining & generous living room opening to a private courtyard. Brilliantly equipped Miele kitchen boasting stone benches & casual dining. Upstairs, main BR (marble ensuite/2WIRs), is accompanied by 2 double BRs (WIR/BIR) & marble bathroom. Feat hydronic heating, RC/air-con, alarm, intercom, powder room, ducted vacuum, water tank, irrigation, storage & double garage.

www.14csomersavenuemalvern.com Auction

Saturday 25th June at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

Contact

Joanna Nairn 0419 994 664 Peter Bennison 0418 332 864

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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MALvERN EAST 8 Hillard Street Imposing classically elegant contemporary residence provides intelligently zoned spaces perfect for every stage of family life. Marble foyer introduces generous sitting room, formal dining, study, expansive living/dining room with contemporary stone kitchen opening to covered terrace with BBQ and landscaped garden. Large living area upstairs is surrounded by enormous main bedroom with spa en-suite/ WIR, three double bedrooms (BIRs) and central bathroom. Features ducted heating, alarm, irrigation, powder-room, laundry, garage. Land: 702sqm/7,560sqft (approx).

www.8hillardstreetmalverneast.com Auction

Saturday 18th June at 12.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 5.30-6pm & Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 10-10.30am

Contact

Dean Gilbert 0418 994 939 John Morrisby 0411 875 476 James McCormack 0410 503 389

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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BAlWyn 8 Para Street Captivating Californian in gorgeous garden setting comprising 3bedrooms, stylish bathroom, formal living opening to a deck, north-facing kitchen and cleverly designed light-filled split-level extension incorporating main bedroom/ensuite, lower-level laundry+powder room, dining and informal living opening to a wide partially covered deck and leafy private night-lit garden. Ideally located close to schools, parks, sporting facilities, transport and shopping. Includes ducted heating, R/C airconditioners, garage/OSP.

www.8parastreetbalwyn.com Auction

Saturday 25th June at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 1.15-1.45pm

Contact

Joe Muinos 0423 222 043 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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BAlWyn nORTH 68 Mountain View Road Sensational proportions and state-of-the-art finishes define this stunning b.e. designed contemporary family residence. Enduring Bamboo floors flow through generous sitting room, gourmet European kitchen boasting stone benches and light-filled living/dining room opening to expansive north-facing garden. Magnificent main bedroom with BIR, WIR and en-suite are complemented by three further bedrooms (BIRs), bathroom and powder-room. Features ducted-heating/vacuum, air-conditioning, alarm, laundry, double-garage.

www.68mountainviewroadbalwynnorth.com Auction

Saturday 18th June at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 12.30-1pm

Contact

Walter Dodich 0413 262 655 Ericka Wong 0411 472 849

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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KEw 26 Davis Street A stunning architect designed renovation has enhanced the desirable period appeal and solidarity of this immaculately presented elevated double storey semi-detached house, located close to prestige schools, Kew Junction and Glenferrie Road. Featuring contemporary colours and finishes, the interior comprises living room and sleek Euro/stone open-plan kitchen/dining room opening to a courtyard garden/deck, plus laundry and bathroom. Upstairs has City skyline vistas, 3 bedrooms (BIRs, main/balcony) and second bathroom. Includes polished floorboards, gas FP, R/C air conditioning, landscaped gardens, carport +OSP.

www.26davisstreetkew.com Auction

Saturday 25th June at 12.30pm

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Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 11.45-12.15pm

Contact

James Tostevin 0417 003 333 Geordie Dixon 0418 588 399

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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KEw 17 Scott Street Instantly appealing solid brick Victorian residence’s period allure, generous proportions and light-filled style is matched by a brilliant location. Gleaming polished boards flow through arched hallway to three bedrooms (2BIRs) and new bathroom. Generous living room (OFP), dining area and superbly equipped kitchen open to northwest courtyard garden. The garage offers versatility as an additional recreation room. Features ducted heating, RC/airconditioning, attic storage, laundry, 2nd toilet, irrigation, double garage.

www.17scottstreetkew.com Auction

Saturday 25th June at 10:30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 10.15-10.45am

Contact

Geordie Dixon 0418 588 399 Chris Barrett 0412 927 409

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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KEW 134 Princess Street Impressive, amidst a leafy garden on 920 sqm, this substantial Edwardian (c.1906) residence offers a sympathetic balance of rich heritage integrity and impeccable modern comfort just minutes from leading independent schools and Kew Junction shopping. Offered for only the second time, 4 bedrooms (x2 BIRs) accompany large formal sitting, formal dining, informal living/ dining with stone appointed kitchen. High pressed metal ceilings, multiple OFPs, alfresco entertaining. Shed/ workshop, double carport, multi OSP.

www.134princessstreetkew.com Auction

Saturday 18th June at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 12.45-1.15pm

Contact

Cameron Edgoose 0438 064 212 Walter Dodich 0413 262 655

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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KEW EAST 3/21 Valerie Street Spacious light-filled contemporary town residence offering a stylish, convenient and low maintenance lifestyle with interior featuring powder room, flowing open-plan living areas, a well-equipped CaesarStone/Miele kitchen/dining has excellent storage, concealed laundry, breakfast bar opening to a sunny north-east facing sandstone courtyard garden. Upstairs has City skyline views, study, 3bedrooms (BIRs, main/WIR/ensuite) and bathroom. Includes alarm, ducted heating, air-conditioning, remote/double garage+storage.

www.3-21valeriestreetkeweast.com Auction

Saturday 25th June at 9.30am

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 10.15-10.45am

Contact

Joe Muinos 0423 222 043 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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CAuLFIELD nORTH 6 normanby Avenue This exquisite block fronted Victorian residence impressively matches period elegance with stunning contemporary style. Double arched hallway introduces glorious sitting room/study (marble OFP), three bedrooms (OFP/BIRs) and two beautifully styled bathrooms. High 12ft ceilings throughout accentuate exceptional proportions through living/dining areas and superbly equipped gourmet Ilve kitchen opening to landscaped garden. Features ducted heating, evap-cooling, alarm, Bose surround sound, water tank, irrigation, laundry, OSP.

www.6normanbyavenuecaulfieldnorth.com Auction

Saturday 25th June at 11.30am

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Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 12.15-12.45pm

Contact

John Manton 0411 444 930 Justin Krongold 0403 163 355 Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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ARMADALE 552 Orrong Road Totally captivating, secluded solid brick c 1911 Victorian residence delivers an enticing blend of period elegance, generous proportions and modern day comfort. High ceilings and Baltic pine floors exude period charm through L-shaped hallway, stunning sitting room (marble OFP), three bedrooms (BIRs) and bright bathroom. Stylish European kitchen and light filled dining open to private garden. Features electric/gas heating, RC/air-conditioner, Euro-laundry, shed, security intercom, irrigation, carport, auto gates.

www.552orrongroadarmadale.com Auction

Saturday 25th June at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 6-6.30pm & Saturday 11.30-12pm

Contact

John Manton 0411 444 930 Justin Krongold 0403 163 355 Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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GlEn IRIS 64 Summerhill Road This exceptionally appealing Art Deco influenced ground floor residence/duplex has recently been superbly renovated since its solid construction in the 1930’s. Interior comprises quality fixtures/fittings, polished timber floors, living room (original marble fireplace), 3 bedrooms (BIRs, main/WIR), stylish bathroom (concealed laundry), dining plus a superb timber/granite/Euro kitchen features a big servery/window opening to the courtyard and garden. Includes porcelain tiles, gas/electric heating, built-in gas barbeque, OSP.

www.64summerhillroadgleniris.com Auction

Saturday 18th June at 3.30pm

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Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 10.45-11.15am

Contact

James Tostevin 0417 003 333 Jason Brinkworth 0416 006 282

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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GlEn IRIS 12 netherlee Street A glorious rear conservatory overlooking a delightful entertainer’s garden is one of the many stunning features revealed by this elegant two bedroom tuckpointed Edwardian. Just moments to shops, Central Park, private schools and trams; this refined semi-detached home boasts OSP, classical ceilings, leadlight windows, excellent soft furnishings, gracious dining room, living room with gas coal fireplace, premium granite kitchen with induction cooktop, bright central bathroom, ducted heating, air-con and alarm.

www.12netherleestreetgleniris.com Auction

Saturday 25th June at 12.30pm

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Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 10.30-11am

Contact

Anthony Reis 0417 352 774 James Redfern 0412 360 667

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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GLEn IRIS 4 Young Street The exceptional family appeal of this c1910 Edwardian timber residence is highlighted by an enticing blend of period charm, contemporary style & family space through sitting room (OFP), four bedrooms (BIRs) & two bathrooms. Polished boards flow through generously proportioned living/dining room (OFP) with stylish European kitchen opening to deep garden, spectacular solar heated pool & recreation room/cabana with bathroom. Features ducted heating, RC/air-conditioning, laundry, attic storage & autogates. Land size: 647sqm/6,965sqft (approx).

www.4youngstreetgleniris.com Auction

Saturday 18th June at 10.30am

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Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 11.30-12pm

Contact

Andrew Hayne 0418 395 349 John Morrisby 0411 875 476 John Manton 0411 444 930

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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HAwTHORn 20 Goodall Street Situated in the coveted Urquhart Estate this delightful c1930 brick period home in very good condition offers a perfect opportunity to renovate/extend the home to suit today’s family lifestyle (STCA) whilst capitalizing on a premium area close to prestige schools, shopping options and transport. Complemented by a circular driveway, attractive period façade and features the accommodation comprising of formal living, separate dining, four bedrooms, two bathrooms, laundry plus a period-style kitchen/meals and informal living. Land: 725sqm (approx).

www.20goodallstreethawthorn.com Auction

Saturday 18th June at 12.30pm

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Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm

Contact

Stuart Evans 0402 067 710 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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HAWTHORn EAST 43 Campbell Road Superb double-fronted slate roofed Hawthorn brick Victorian residence in outstanding location boasts beautifully crafted period features and interior comprising dark stained floors, formal dining, 3bedrooms, pristine bathroom, laundry plus stairs to a family retreat. A northfacing kitchen/living area opens to a deck, lower-level outdoor paved entertaining area, under-house storage (sep. WC) and easy care garden featuring mature trees. Features include alarm, hydronic heating, R/C air-conditioners, Miele appliances, remote gate+OSP.

www.43campbellroadhawthorneast.com Auction

Saturday 25th June at 2.30pm

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Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 1.15-1.45pm

Contact

James Tostevin 0417 003 333 Geordie Dixon 0418 588 399

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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HAWTHORn 3/25 Isabella Grove Enjoy living in the prestigious St James Park Estate. Beautifully presented garden apartment within this stunningly renovated Victorian mansion. Comprising security entrance, 2 BRs main with built in robes, generous open plan living featuring gas fire place, marble kitchen with quality appliances, stylish central bathroom, Baltic pine timber floors, delightful garden & verandah on title, period features throughout, secure off street parking extensive under house storage. Walk to St James Park & Hawthorn train station, surrounded by prestige period family homes & the Yarra River at the end of the street. Brilliant home or ideal investment.

www.3-25isabellagrovehawthorn.com Auction

Saturday 18th June at 10am

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Thursday & Saturday 11-11.30am

Contact

Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766 Stuart Evans 002 067 710

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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SURREy HILLS 15 Albert Street A leafy plane tree setting only meters to Highfield Park creates a picturesque backdrop for this beautiful single-level brick residence delivering the ultimate lowmaintenance lifestyle package without compromise. This superbly proportioned, excellently zoned floor plan, includes three bedrooms (ensuite), elegant formal lounge and dining, open plan family/meals, quality-appointed kitchen, central bathroom, ducted heating, evaporative cooling, auto DLUG and a north facing alfresco garden. Walk to shops, Riversdale Road Tram, Primary and Secondary schools and Maling Rd.

www.15albertstreetsurreyhills.com Auction

Saturday 25th June at 1.30pm

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Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 2-2.30pm

Contact

Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581 Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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SURREy HILLS 5/45-47 Kent Street A superior enclave of eight offers an exclusive setting for this contemporary town residence’s substantial 4 bedroom plus study accommodation. Positioned at the rear, freestanding double storey spaces defined by brilliant northern light and refined finishes enjoy perfect privacy and the entertaining flexibility of a surrounding garden courtyard. Generous sitting/ dining, study, open plan living with bar dining, smeg appointed granite kitchen. 4 upstairs bedrooms (BIRs), the main with WIR/ ensuite. Remote double garage, OSP.

www.5-45-47kentstreetsurreyhills.com Auction

Saturday 25th June at 12.30pm

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Thursday & Saturday 2-2.30pm

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Walter Dodich 0413 262 655 Ericka Wong 0411 472 849

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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ST KIlDA EAST 82 Hotham Street A unique opportunity to acquire a superbly located corner allotment of some 836sqm (approx) with approved plans & permit for 18 sensational apartments over 3 levels (14 x 1bdr & 4 x 2bdr) with basement car parking designed by Perkins Architects. Ideally located for lifestyle living with the vibrance of Inkerman St & Carlisle St shopping, cafes & restaurants only moments away. Offering a solid brick double fronted Edwardian home comprising living, dining, kitchen, 5 bedrooms, bathroom, 3 store rooms & laundry. *no internal access to the property during inspection times

www.82hothamstreetstkildaeast.com Expressions of Interest Close Monday 27th June at 5pm Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 12-12.30pm

Contact

Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271 Nicole French 0417 571 505 Ashley Bramich 0411 022 222

Office

119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999

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ST KIlDA 9/1-5 Martin Street In addition to its brilliant two level floor-plan, the option to add a third level and take advantage of sensational roof-top views ensures this bright two bedroom townhouse delivers tempting prospects as well as superb present day spaces. Downstairs living/dining areas include an openplan kitchen equipped with a timber breakfast bench. Fully tiled bathroom and powder room. Security entrance and off street parking. Walk to Carlisle Street cafes, St Kilda Botanical Gardens and the beach.

www.9-1-5martinstreetstkilda.com Auction

Saturday 18th June at 2.30pm

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Wednesday 6-6.30pm & Saturday 1.30-2pm

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Simon Gowling 0422 234 644 David Clencie 0419 559 880

Office

119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999

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SOuTH MeLBOuRne 10 Church Street Inspired architectural ideas have totally transformed this charming double fronted Victorian. Arranged around a lush central courtyard of complete serenity are two living/dining areas and a superb Miele equipped contemporary kitchen. Two flexible downstairs bedrooms and a stylish bathroom are complemented upstairs by three further bedrooms and a bright second bathroom. City views from a rooftop terrace and a spectacular basement cellar (or cinema) further enhance one of South Melbourne’s most surprising – and successful – homes.

www.10churchstreetsouthmelbourne.com Auction

Saturday 18th June at 11.30am

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Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

Contact

Kaine Lanyon 0411 875 478 Oliver Bruce 0409 856 599 Damian O’Sullivan 0418 566 916

Office

119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999

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ABBOTSFORD 211 Langridge Street Less than 2 km from the CBD, this utterly transformed c.1875 commercial building offers the ultimate lifestyle flexibility. Behind a distinctive Victorian façade, a just completed architectural renovation has created brilliantly stylish 3 BR/2 bathroom open plan living spaces with the added advantage of 2 alfresco entertaining terraces and a sophisticated home office/second living area with adjoining kitchenette, powder room & separate entry. Feat roof terrace views to the CBD, pebbled courtyard, remote garage.

www.211langridgestreetabbotsford.com Auction

Saturday 25th June at 10.30am

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Wednesday 6.15-6.45pm & Saturday 1.30-2pm

Contact

Oliver Bruce 0409 856 599 Antony Woodley 0421 286 741

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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Collins Simms Leonard Siragusa 0407 875 048

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East Melbourne 8/131 Hotham Street A Style Icon, A Unique Identity The Cairns Apartments building is acknowledged as one of Melbourne´s style icons. Even amongst such impressive environs, this particular four bedroom, two bathroom apartment is a stand out success. Two luxurious living and dining areas, one distinguished by the wonderful original church rose window, each enjoy superb views. A central kitchen equipped with granite surfaces and Gaggenau appliances provides perfect support. Sumptuous main suite appreciates its own zone. North-facing study is instantly inviting. Three terraces offer beautiful outlooks. Includes separate powder room and laundry. Two car garaging and dual storage rooms further enhance an unforgettable address. Expressions of Interest: Closing Monday 20th June at 3.00pm View: Strictly by appointment Wednesday 12.00-12.30pm & Saturday 11.30-12.00pm Tim Derham 0438 332 844 Jock Langley 0419 530 008

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Glen Iris 3 Martin Crescent Warmly Welcoming, Instantly Inviting This romantic Californian creates an immediately engaging mood throughout a series of friendly, flexible spaces that conclude with a lush yet beautifully low-maintenance garden retreat. Charming sitting room is complemented by separate central living and adjoining kitchen/dining areas opening to a northerly deck. Bathrooms both upstairs and down with three principal upstairs bedrooms featuring superb Western Red Cedar ceilings. Ducted heating. Off street parking. Walk to Central Park, cafes, prestigious schools, shops and transport from this pivotal position - catch trams home. Absolutely ideal! Land size approx 404 sqm.

Armadale 3/576 Orrong Road Designer Profile In Perfect Position Neometro creativity, quality and attention to detail defines this light-filled two bedroom town residence in an awardwinning development close to Orrong Park and Toorak station. Upstairs north-facing living/dining with sleek Smeg kitchen opens to full-length terrace. Intelligent study space introduces two second floor bedrooms, BIRs, sharing contemporary bathroom. Powder-room, hidden laundry, heating/cooling, slab heating, parquetry and double garage.

Auction: Saturday 18th June at 12.30pm View: Thursday & Saturday 12.00-12.30pm Jeff Gole 0419 401 677 Lisa Jarrett 0408 053 623

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TOORAK 5 Barnard Road The Ultimate Family Haven Set On 13,500Sqft Approx Set amidst some of Melbourne’s most prestigious homes, elevated and backing north onto approx 13,500sqft of land. This splendid home comprises gracious living & dining rooms with adjoining terrace, 2nd living area/ home theatre, bright airy kitchen with Miele appliances, 4 bedrooms (main with WIRs & marble en suite) , private study, paved alfresco terrace with BBQ, vast back garden, 3-car garage, laundry, storage room, gas ducted heating, reverse cycle cooling, security & intercom.

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Expressions of Interest. Close Mon 20th June 5pm View. Wednesday 12-12.30pm & 5-5.30pm Call. Ross Savas 0418 322 994 Michael Armstrong 0407 063 263 Scott Patterson 0417 581 074 Office. 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

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TOORAK 42 Grange Road Corbu House – Emits Contemporary Living In Classical Toorak. Within strolling distance of the highly sought after village lifestyle of Toorak Rd these striking house sized apartments have been created to provide a house sized lifestyle with the practicality of apartment living. Space, light, the highest quality design & finishes seamlessly blend together to create CORBU house. Take your pick of east or west facing living areas all flow onto broad & spacious courtyard sized balconies. Full height doors, crisp modern detailing & extensive use of stone & timbers highlight the thoughtful design of these luxurious apartments. Comprising 2BR’s each with full ensuite, multipurpose room (for multimedia, cinema, study, or gym), huge OPL spaces, gourmet chefs kitchens, butlers pantry, full security entry, storage rooms & carspaces. Each apartment oozes a beautiful approach to living, so life can be enjoyed effortlessly.

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Private Sale. View. Wednesday & Saturday 3-3.45pm Call. James Scarff 0419 233 377 Ross Savas 0418 322 994 Office. 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra Conj. RT Edgar Phillip French 0411 090 987

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SURREY HILLS 22 Arundel Crescent “Les Arbres” - First Class Family Luxury Set amongst the trees, “Les Arbres” provides a spectacular background for day or evening entertaining. Offering the ultimate in modern living, this 3-storey home comprises sundrenched living & dining zones, European kitchen with butler’s pantry, large alfresco areas with BBQ kitchen & open fire, 4 sumptuous BRs with WIRs & en suites, billiard room, home theatre, gym, cellar, library, heated pool & spa surrounded by manicured gardens, multiple storage facilities, double carport, RC/AC, hydronic heating & other five star features.

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Expressions of Interest. Close Tue 21st June 5pm View. Wednesday 11-11.30am & Thursday 66.30pm Call. Peter Kudelka 0418 319 439 Scott Patterson 0417 581 074 Office. 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

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BALWYN 11 Percy Street Premium Family Living In French Provincial Grandeur Sublimely situated in an elite Balwyn location, this grand French Provincial executive residence features 5 deluxe marble ensuite Bedrooms (WIRs), Study, grand formal domain, Home Theatre, European oak parquetry floors, Caesar Stone/Miele Kitchen, Butler’s Kitchen and stunning OP zone to Pergola Terrace and large night-lit garden. Includes climate control, video security, Intercom/auto-gates/double garage. In Balwyn HS zone near shops, 109 tram, bus and parklands. Land: 681sqm (7330sqft) approx.

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Saturday 18th June 11am Wednesday 12-12.30pm Cher Coad 0412 252 858 Michael Armstrong 0407 063 263 Scott Patterson 0417 581 074 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

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HAWTHORN 12A Harrison Crescent Contemporary Luxury On The Yarra Bestowing breathtaking views as well as rare waterfront garden access to the Yarra, this new multi level luxury river front residence comprises a large main living/dining area with balcony, internal lift access to all levels, kitchen with Smeg appliances, 3 bedrooms with BIRs (main with en suite & lift), study/4th bedroom, luxurious bathrooms & vast lower-level rumpus with access to outdoor deck & sprawling river front garden (river access). Additional features include separate laundry, large double garage, reverse cycle + ducted heating/ cooling & video security. Land 834sq. metres (8,977sq. ft) approx.

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Expressions of Interest. Close Tue 21st June 5pm View. Thursday 12-12.30pm & 5-5.30pm Call. Sam Wilkinson 0400 169 148 Scott Patterson 0417 581 074 Office. 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra Conj. Hayden Real Estate 9820 0244 On Call - Agent 0408 686 797

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EAST MELBOURNE 130 Powlett Street Illustrious, Stately, Unrivalled Luxury Historically significant, this 1867 terrace & 2-storey servants quarters united by walls & walkways of glass has been magnificently restored in one of Melbourne’s most exclusive residential areas. Luxurious additions from a roof-top mosaic-tiled pool to a cinema room, epicurean kitchen, 2 courtyards, 3/4 bedrooms, 3-bathrooms, office, internal lift & a 4-car garage ensure 1st class accommodation.

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Expressions of Interest. Close Tue 28th June 5pm View. By Appointment Call. Gowan Stubbings 0412 269 999 Tim Blackett 0400 780 700 Office. 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

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FLINDERS 3 Spindrift Avenue Rare Beach Frontage Spectacular views of Western Port, Seal Rock, Flinders Pier, West Head & further up the coast to Somers. This modern architect designed home blends perfectly with the coastal environment. Designed for casual family living & entertaining. Space, light & the highest quality finishes seamlessly blend together to create this superb house. A galley kitchen with large walk-in pantry is surrounded by casual dining area & spacious informal living area with stone gas fire place, study nook, polished concrete floors all leading to a surround terrace, spa & sheltered BBQ area. A theatre room/2nd living area features s/sound & kitchenette/eating area. The main bedroom is located upstairs to capitalise on the breathtaking views & a further 3 double bedrooms all have generous ensuites & access to the garden. Also hydronic heating, split system, alarm & dbl garage.

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Private Sale. View. By Appointment Call. Prue McLaughlin 0417 389 006 Office. 47A Cook Street, Flinders

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TOORAK 2/19 Bruce Street Toorak Village Precinct - Elegant & Spacious

TOORAK 58 Irving Road “Townhouse In Prime Location�

Conveniently located between Toorak Village & Como Park is this 2 bedroom town residence with sensational uninterupted views of the city from the top floor. Comp front courtyard, sep kitchen opening to a generous lounge/ dining room, two dble bedrms (ens), laundry & double garage.

Superbly positioned, this delightful, bright two storey town residence offers two double bedrooms each with bathroom, two living areas, front and rear courtyard gardens, double garage, heating and cooling

Auction Saturday 25th June 3pm View Thursday 12-12.30pm & 55.30pm

Auction Saturday 18th June 12noon View Wednesday 12-12.30pm & 55.30pm

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Peter Kudelka 0418 319 439 Anthony Cantor 0412 254 007 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

Clive Nettlefold 0418 338 459 Emily Spiro 0407 914 287 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

Albert Park. 9252 1800 Brighton. 9592 6522 Flinders. 5989 1000 Portsea. 5984 4744 South Yarra. 9820 1111


TOORAK 7/732 Orrong Road Style And Sophistication

TOORAK 304/28 Jackson Street “Toorak Place”

Just moments from Toorak Village, this 2 bedroom apartment has been beautifully renovated with european style & sophistication. Incl ent hall, a striking kitchen enjoys tree lined views, open plan dining & living spaces, main with ens & WIR, central bathroom incl euro lndry, sep storage & undercover parking.

In the heart of Toorak Village this bright and spacious 2 Bedroom/2 bathroom/1 carpark apartment offers security, lifestyle and location second to none. With sensational views from 3rd floor balcony this residence also includes on site manager & medical response service. Available for over 55’s only.

Auction Saturday 25th June 11am Anthony Cantor 0412 254 007 View Thursday 1-1.30pm & 6.30-7pm James Scarff 0419 233 377 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

Auction Saturday 25th June 2pm View Thursday 11-11.30am

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Peter Kudelka 0418 319 439 Emily Spiro 0407 914 287 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

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TOORAK 3/553 Toorak Road Sun-Drenched Townhouse Living

SOUTH YARRA 63 Davis Avenue Sensational Sundrenched Living

Boasting spacious proportions and an abundance of natural light throughout, this delightful 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom town residence comprises 2 copious living areas, stunning granite kitchen with meals area, large north-facing terrace, substantial robes/storage, secure gated entry and ducted heating/cooling.

Designed by architect Peter Maddison, this sensational home enjoys a northwesterly aspect with an abundance of natural light throughout. Highlights incl large OPL zones, kitchen with walk-in pantry, alfresco deck, 3BRs with BIRs (main with ens), study, Jamie Clapham gardens, 3-car gge plus OSP & ROW access via rear.

Auction Saturday 25th June 10am View Wednesday 11-11.30am

Auction Saturday 25th June 12noon View Wednesday 12-12.30pm & 55.30pm

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Nicole Gleeson 0414 809 221 James Burne 0434 288 066 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

Darren Lewenberg 0412 555 556 Peter Kudelka 0418 319 439 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

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PRAHRAN 41 Charles Street A Flawless Blend Of Old And New

RICHMOND HILL 9 Waverley Street The Complete Lifestyle Package

Retaining period features throughout, this fully renovated double-fronted Victorian comprises an OPL zone, kitchen with Smeg appliances, 3 BRs (main with WIRs & en suite), study area, modern bath, pwdr rm with lndry, courtyard garden, RC heat & cooling, security & OSP with auto gates. Close to transport & amenities.

Sensational warehouse style townhouse on highly sought after Richmond Hill. Featuring a breathtaking rooftop terrace with spectacular views , o/plan living/dng, 2 BRs + stdy/3rd BR, private c’yrd garden, gourmet kitchen, 2 bthrms, heating/ cooling, Euro lndry & LUG. Moments to Swan St, Bridge Rd, transport & MCG.

Auction Saturday 25th June 2pm View Thursday 12-12.30pm & 55.30pm

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Darren Lewenberg 0412 555 556 Gary Ormrod 0419 588 331 Michael Gibson 0418 530 392 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

Auction Saturday 18th June 11am View Wednesday 12-12.30pm, Thursday 6-6.30pm

Sam Wilkinson 0400 169 148 Lindsey Butler 0414 235 004 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra Web www.9waverleystreet.com.au

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ASHWOOD 14 Scenic Drive Offering The Very Best In Family Living

MALVERN 1186 Malvern Road Prime Position With Endless Potential

Beautiful Federation-style residence. Inc: Fml sitting & dining rms, lge open-plan living/dining with gourmet kitch. Master BR with WIR & en-suite, 2 further BR’S with cntrl BTH, study/4th BR & teenage retreat. Feat inc; heat/cool, sec, 3xLUG, storage/games area, 9,000lt water tanks. Land size 586sqm (approx).

Opportunity to redevelop or renovate this English-style residence situated on 600sqm (approx). Currently providing light-filled living and dining rooms, 3 large bedrooms, alfresco areas, in-ground pool and sep studio/cabana with en suite.

Auction Saturday 18th June 2pm Matt Davis 0412 466 858 View Thursday 1-1.30pm & 6-6.30pm Gowan Stubbings 0412 269 999 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

Auction Saturday 25th June 11am View Wednesday 1-1.30pm & 55.30pm

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Matt Davis 0412 466 858 Gowan Stubbings 0412 269 999 Michael Gibson 0418 530 392 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

Albert Park. 9252 1800 Brighton. 9592 6522 Flinders. 5989 1000 Portsea. 5984 4744 South Yarra. 9820 1111


Melbourne 301/1 Roy Street ‘Scala Apartments’ Located nearby Fawkner & Albert Park this spacious 3 bedroom contemporary, 3rd floor apart with brilliant views of Albert Park. Offers spacious living/dining opening onto huge terrace, gourmet stone kitchen, 3 bedrms (main ensuite & WIR), powder rm, sep laundry, 2 OSP’s, 2 storage cages plus fantastic facilities. Auction Saturday 18th June 12noon Gary Ormrod 0419 588 331 View Thursday 1-1.30pm & Darren Lewenberg 0412 555 556 6-6.30pm 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

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Everyone should have a Will… Sorrento 9 Ossett Street “Allara” - Sorrento Style At It’s Very Best

DO YOU?

This commanding new lifestyle residence is elevated with Township views to the iconic Continental Hotel & a craftsman’s attention to detail; 4/5 bdrms, (2 master suites), family bthrm, powder rm, 2 spac living rms, study, luxury kit & scullery, sheltered outdoor kit/bar/entertaining deck overlooking fully tiled solar heated pool. Private Sale Linda Boulter 0438 520 282 View Saturday & Sunday 12-12.30pm, Liz Jensen 0418 446 228 Monday 12-12.30pm 3741 Point Nepean Road, Portsea

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10/2-6 Malmsbury Street

’Rylands’ Offers You the Best of Everything Security, privacy and access to all amenities including some of Melbourne´s finest restaurants. Set in a treed garden setting this apartment, superbly fitted and finished throughout, has all expected refinements. There are two bedrooms (garden views) two bathrooms, feature kitchen and integrated laundry, car parking and storage. ´Rylands´ offers an engaging and multi interest environment second to none. The considerable amenities offered include the library, theatre, restaurant, private entertaining room, pool, gym and billiards room. For Sale: Open: Contact: Office:

$735,000 by appointment Ivan Green 0418 326 483 Chris Ewart 0419 897 979 1161 Burke Road Kew 9817 0123

HAWTHORN EAST

7/21 Munro Street

Boutique Apartment with a Lovely Outlook This delightful first floor solid brick apartment is set in quiet surroundings with security entrance. Comprising one bedroom with built in robe and ensuite, living/dining, separate kitchen/meals and carport. Superbly located in a quiet street, yet close to trams, trains, Fritsch Holzer Park and Camberwell Junction shops and restaurants. A golden opportunity for astute first home buyers and investors with an excellent lease till April 2012 at $1,304 per calendar month.

Auction: Price: Open: Contact:

Office:

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Sat 25 June at 2.30pm $320,000 Plus Thursday 12.30 - 1pm Saturday 12 - 12.30pm Choon Chieh 0438 575 363 Chris Ewart 0419 897 979 1161 Burke Road Kew 9817 0123


KEW EAST

98 Kilby Road

Art Deco Charm with a Modern Makeover Street appeal is only the beginning! Once you step inside this pretty renovated solid brick home on an elevated corner allotment of 403 sqm (approx) you will find three bedrooms w/polished floorboards & decorative ceilings. The porcelain tiled bathroom with shower & second bathroom/laundry with double jet bath/shower are complimented by quality fittings. The stylish kitchen with S/S appliances is highlighted with beautiful glass tiles & flows into the light filled meals area at the rear. Features: electric roller shutters, re-wired & re-plumbed, new ducted cooling/heating & infinity hot water service, & off street parking w/remote gates. Close to parks, transport, schools. This one has it all. Auction: Price: Open: Contact: Office:

Saturday 25th June at 2.30pm $800,000 plus Thursday & Saturday 12.00 - 12.30pm Tori McGregor 0433 356 600, Russell Turner 0419 955 655 1161 Burke Road Kew 9817 0123

BALWYN

3/35 Talbot Avenue

The Outlook Doesn´t Get Any Better! Tucked in a quiet pocket between John August Reserve & vibrant Whitehorse Road shops is this beautifully presented 3 bedroom Townhouse. Designed to take advantage of its surrounds, this Talbot Mews development offers the best the area has to offer. Gleaming Tassie Oak floors flow through the formal living room, kitchen & dining area. Double doors thoughtfully incorporated into the design allows access to the low maintenance garden. The modern Tasmanian Oak kitchen provides ample storage, Caesar Stone bench tops & European appliances. Upstairs includes: main bedroom (WIR) & ensuite, 2 additional bedrooms & family bathroom. Other features: powder room, laundry, remote LUG/ generous storage & adjoining single carport. Auction: Price: Open: Contact: Office:

Saturday 25th June at 12.30pm $700,000 plus Thursday & Saturday 1.00 - 1.30pm Tori McGregor 0433 356 600, Chris Ewart 0419 897 979 1161 Burke Road Kew 9817 0123

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RT EDGAR, 5427 1222 2230 Malmsbury Road Price: $640,000 – $690,000 Auction: June 25 at 3pm

KYNETON Enjoy the easy lifestyle that Dunbar Downs presents. A stunning home has been created by interior designer Ian Wilson using stone. Large windows take in the wonderful vista and allow light to fill the house, which sits on 23.4 hectares of land (14.5 hectares of freehold and 8.9 hectares of leasehold). Dunbar Downs is a landmark property with a huge basalt stone wall, two sculptured dams plus large frontage to Kangaroo Creek. Views to Hanging Rock, Mount Macedon and Cobaw Ranges give a picture of the Macedon Ranges seldom seen. It offers sophisticated living with a large, open-plan living

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room, ducted heating and cooling and a superbly appointed kitchen. There are extensive living spaces with french doors leading out to the garden and an extra-wide verandah to laze on and take in the environment. The property has three large bedrooms, a library hall, an extra powder room and a small eating area. The land includes three Crown Allotments and is ideal for any grazing animals or other hobbies or interests. Dunbar Downs is located a few minutes away from Malmsbury and Kyneton and has easy access to the Calder Freeway. \ THIS INFORMATION WAS SUPPLIED BY RT EDGAR

28 LUXURY BEACHFRONT APARTMENTS

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BUY OFF THE PLAN & SAVE UP TO 75% ON STAMP DUTY 277-281 Point nePean Road, dRomana 2 BEDROOM & 2 BEDROOM + STUDY AVAILABLE

FROM $485,000 CONSTRUCTION TO COMMENCE SEPTEMBER 2011

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Ken Whyte 0418 558 625 Jay Anderson 0434 574 044 Stuart Cox 0417 124 707


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The Crown Jewel Of The Noosa Hinterland Queensland’s Most Exclusive Rural Property Located on a private 48 acre peninsula surrounded by majestic Lake McDonald, just a stone’s throw from Noosa’s Hasting Street and beaches, “Barellan” epitomizes graceful elegance, seemingly suspended above the beautiful lake below. This classically designed, circa 1900’s masterpiece with soaring, pressed metal ceilings, fabulous entertaining areas and caretaker’s cottage would satisfy the most discerning of tastes. The grand residence also boasts lounge, dining, formal study, wine cellar, fabulous outdoor pool area. View the Sky Business News video on facebook.com/villarealestate

• 5 Bedrooms • 25 Metre Pool Linda Shore-Perez M: 0427 378 687 E:

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• Riding Arena • 2.5km Lake Front

• Guest Cottage • 15 min to Noosa

• Converted Barn • Absolute Privacy

OFFERS OVER $4.9 MILLION CLOSE DATE: Fri 24 June 2011 VIEW: Ring Linda Now To Inspect! FREE CALL: 1300 885 095

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PATON

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BITTERN PEPPERMINT TREE FARM 28 ACRES

$1.9M

This 28 acre retreat with a unique 4 bedroom home full of character, a sparkling inground pool, tennis court, stables and a picturesque lake is the ultimate Peninsula family haven. 15 Hunts Road, Bittern Malcolm Gunn 0418 759 642 Blane Paton 0409 435 314

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'PELICAN' Kalorama

presents

35 Olinda Creek Road

Style, Elegance & Timeless Quality Welcome to a residence that highlights the elegance of a traditional Federation design with flowing open plan living complimented by 3/4 acre of professionally designed gardens. Comprising 4 generous bedrooms, formal and casual living areas, this grand home is an entertainer’s delight that emphasizes light and space. With multi-level terraced lawns and a choice of areas in the garden to relax and unwind . . . this private retreat is truly magical. Enjoying all of the seasons is made possible by a covered front patio and rear deck and includes ample secure parking. All of this is only minutes from both Mt Dandenong and Montrose and all the Dandenong Ranges and Yarra Valley has to offer. For Sale Inspect Contact Office

Saturday 1.00-1.30pm Jacinta Flynn 0447 687 963 & Glenn Gardiner 0418 376 144 Olinda, 9751 2299

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3 TINTAGEL COURT MOUNT ELIZA ~ On the cliff-top ~

Quintessential beach house on the cliff with over 70 metres of absolute bay frontage & the best bay & city views in Mount Eliza. Classic 2 storey 60's beach house. 4 generous BRs, full master suite, WIR on the upper level, spectacular views & wrap around balcony. Downstairs accom wing with another 3 BRs, 2 more bathrms, spacious lounge with large picture windows to kitchen & family rm with even better views... Carport for 2 cars, direct access from garden gate, only seconds to beach below & Daveys Bay Yacht Club. Plenty of room for a pool & tennis court. 2827sqm. approx. Don't miss this unsurpassed opportunity to further improve or develop with plans available on request. View strictly by appointment Aqua Real Estate Mount Eliza 86 Mt Eliza Way, Mount Eliza 9775 2222

Michelle Skoglund 0416 119 444 sales@aquarealestate.com.au

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Brand new Architect designed beach house Modern and airy located in the upmarket Belongil Beach coastal retreat Extensive indoor, outdoor entertaining areas

Ocean and hinterland views

Foreign investment approved

Understated beach luxury at it’s best


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June Announcement: At Mercedes-Benz Melbourne we’ll pay your statutory on road costs on all SUVs. KINGS WAY EXIT

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*Offer applies to vehicles purchased and delivered between 1 June – 30 June 2011 from Mercedes-Benz Melbourne. Statutory on-roads includes statutory stamp duty, registration and CTP insurance charges in Victoria and excludes taxes, dealer delivery, insurances and other charges. New vehicles purchased receive the initial 12 months registration and CTP in metro Melbourne. Demonstrator vehicles purchased receive the balance of 12 months registration and CTP in metro Melbourne. ^Entry is open to Australian residents 18 years and over and who have a valid driver’s licence. The Promotion commences on 1 June 2011 and concludes at close of business on 30 June 2011. To enter test drive a selected Mercedes-Benz M, G, GL or R-Class at Mercedes-Benz Melbourne. Only one entry per person is permitted. Full terms and conditions available at www.mbmelbourne.com.au. The Promoter is Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific Pty Ltd trading as Mercedes-Benz Melbourne. **Voucher provided upon delivery and full payment of vehicle. Cannot be used with any other offer.

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