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hrough the blighted landscape of northern Japan, around the toxic environs of Fukushima, over oceans and through volcanic ash clouds, my husband finally returned last week after a fortnight away reporting on the land he once called home. Like many Australians, we claim a close connection with Nippon. Its idiosyncrasies and orthodoxies amuse us (the pool guards who unsmilingly empty their pools of all people every half-hour for a “safety check”); its prejudices infuriate us – ask the second-class citizens of South Korea about that – and its built and natural environments thrill us. Except, of course, when the Japanese construct a six-lane highway on pylons, 500 metres out into the most spectacular coastline; then you can do little but shake your head and drive fast. My husband, Russell Skelton, spent several years there as a correspondent, and it was a rare pleasure for me to be able to skip off to join him whenever I could afford it. Like so many others, I fell in love with the exquisite, secret, but sometimes quite savage nature of the place. The frighteningly destructive wave that reaffirmed the natural savagery of a land sitting on one of the world’s most unstable fault lines was an awful reminder of that. In the days and weeks after the earthquake and tsunami disaster, however, I have had the opportunity to reconnect with the deeper spirit of a people whose

NippoN. its idiosyNcrasies aNd orthodoxies amuse us forbearance and discretion in the face of such hardship is truly humbling. In Sydney, at a fund-raiser for Japanese farmers, I met Mutsuko Ozawa and her husband; reserved but always smiling people who were all but wiped out by the tsunami. She insisted on thanking the crowd in her elegant English, failing to fight back tears as she recalled the day on which she lost her mother, her sister, her nephew. My husband came calling on her to document the painstaking reconstruction of her life and, remembering me, she sent a small gift of a silk business-card holder back with him. I cannot adequately describe the feeling of amazement and, yes, unworthiness, at receiving a gift from someone who has so little to part with. Russell had put together a remarkable little team for his journey north. He phoned his courtly and refined Japanese teacher, Matsumoto-sensei, and asked if he would be willing to act as his translator. Matsumoto-sensei was delighted. Then he asked the

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Since being spirited out of Afghanistan in 1983 on horseback, it has been a rapid rise for Yalda Hakim. The co-host of SBS’ Dateline program tells her story to PETER WILMOTH.

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has a facility for languages that so many Anglo-Aussies can only dream about. She speaks five languages other than English. The thing that really gets those of us who sweated bullets to try to learn just one other language is that Hakim and her sisters picked up Hindi by watching TV. “We’ve always had foreign films at home,” she says. “My (younger) sister was very much into Bollywood films. I would sit down with her and watch these films. A five-year-old and a three-year-old watching these movies every weekend. We picked up Hindi from that. “I always understood everything they were saying but I didn’t know I could speak fluently until I went to India. Everyone in India speaks English but my driver spoke (mainly) Hindi, and by the end of the two weeks that I was there we only spoke in Hindi. I’m about to conduct an interview on Hindi radio with SBS, all in Hindi.” At 27, Yalda Hakim is putting her international perspective to good use in her role as a reporter and co-host, with Mark Davis, of SBS’ Dateline program. “I feel quite fortunate in that I’ve landed a dream job so much earlier than I thought I would,” she says. “And I’m now one of the faces of the program. And getting out on the road, telling stories.” While she has filed reports on some interesting lives, Hakim’s own story is also extraordinary. Born in Afghanistan in 1983, she was just six months old when her parents – her father an architect, her mother a midwife – fled Kabul when the Russians invaded. “(Dad) was to be conscripted into the army, so in the dead of night they fled on horseback. I was held by mum. There was another horse for my older sister and brother, who were seven and nine.” Hakim’s father and a smuggler walked the entire way from Kabul to Pakistan. The journey took 10 days. “My father says my older sister would ask, ‘When are we going to get there? How far to go?’ and ‘Where are we going’? Dad would say, ‘We’re all going on an adventure’.” Her father carried two sets of documents, depending on who might capture them on the way. “They arrived at a village in Pakistan and went into a house (for the night),” Hakim says. “The house they were in, they didn’t realise (the owner) was a member of the Afghan form of the KGB. None of these people wanted anyone to flee. They had to stay there to be conscripted into the army. My father was fleeing that whole system.” It could have gone awry. “The guy’s wife mentioned to my mother, ‘My husband is the head of the KGB of this village’. Mum sent a note to my father, ‘Do not say what your plans and intentions are, just say we are passing by and just going to Pakistan to visit’. It was a life-and-death scenario. Mum was 27, which is my age. I often think about it: if I was ever put in that situation, whether I would make the same kind of move. You just don’t know.” The family lived in Pakistan for 2½ years before arriving in Australia in 1987 when Hakim was three. “Perhaps I feel in many ways that’s when my life

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started,” she says. “I have very little recollection of life before that. We were taken to a house in St Ives in northern Sydney. (Our sponsor) said, ‘You can either stay here or there’s temporary accommodation in Villawood’, which was a hostel for migrants (and is now a detention centre). They chose Villawood. “We lived there for a month with migrants from Spain, Argentina, Iran, a whole host of migrants who were getting a crash-course into life in Australia. There were all sorts of multicultural programs put on. I went to Argentinian events or Spanish or Chilean events.”

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akim shone at school, her parents fostering an environment of learning. “Mum and dad placed a lot of importance on schooling. I was a prefect at school and very much involved in extracurriculum stuff. I was sports captain. Played touch football and netball and little athletics. My father encouraged us to pick up musical instruments, so I played violin for a number of years as well.” In Australia, only part of her father’s qualifications from Czechoslovakia were recognised, so he returned to university to study. “That inspired me,” Hakim says. Her father is still an architect with his own firm in Sydney. “He has often said he will work until he can no longer see. Mum worked at Ryde Hospital as a nurse. She regained her qualifications. All of that gave me a sense of the importance of contributing to this society the way that my parents had, despite the hardships they faced.” Her parents encouraged a strong ideology of being active in the community. “I remember being 12 or 13 and being forced by mum and dad to get up at five in the morning and go to Canberra to protest against the Taliban, ‘Come on, we’ve got to go’. It was a three-hour drive. For an 11, 12, 13-year-old, my care factor was so low. ‘It’s Saturday morning, I don’t care.’ Those things cemented my understanding of my place in the world, in Australia and in journalism. My father encouraged me to watch a lot of international current-affairs programs, like Dateline and Four Corners and Foreign Correspondent. I was very young but wanting to do whatever it was that they did on TV.” As a teenager she had dreams of being a journalist, sending articles to the local paper and small magazines. “At uni I did a feature on Sudanese refugees and major migration issues.” In 2002 Hakim began a bachelor of arts and

media course at Macquarie University in Sydney, graduating in 2007, when she won a cadetship at SBS. She studied journalism in “distance education” at Melbourne’s Monash University. At SBS she had found her spiritual home. “I did a six-month stint with Living Black, the indigenous current-affairs program. They sent me to the Northern Territory, to Western Australia. I learnt how to shoot and use a camera. I was very much in my element and doing very much what I loved. I was working in a field I loved and it’s not a job, it’s a privilege. I did not take any moment for granted. There were so many things I wanted to do.” One of these was a documentary on Kabul, the city she left as a baby. “A month before I finished my cadetship I went to my executive producer and said, ‘I want to go to Afghanistan and shoot a story. I want to get a sense of what life is like in Kabul now and I may have a story for you’. He said, ‘Go for it’.” Here’s a free lesson for aspiring journalists, courtesy of Yalda Hakim: this is what your editors

Dream job: SBS’ Dateline presenter Yalda Hakim has always wanted to work as a current-affairs journalist. (Tim Bauer / CourTeSY of SBS)

want. They want their young staff to be energetic and self-starting with good ideas. My Kabul was a good idea. Hakim headed with a camera crew to Kabul, where she made a film about some of those who had fallen through the cracks, away from the world’s cameras, including men in an opium den and a heroin-addicted 12-year-old girl addicted since she was six, one of Afghanistan’s 60,000 child drug addicts. The girl used the drugs her mother left lying around. It was Hakim’s first report for Dateline, in 2008. She ended the piece this way: “As my journey comes to an end I realise how removed I am from this world. I’m grateful my parents took me away all those years ago, but I worry about the uncertain future of my relations and the people I’ve met.” It was the first of some strong pieces from Hakim.


Her profile of Iranian anti-government campaigner Mohammad Reza Shajarian is one of the most watched stories on Dateline’s website. The interview was conducted in Farsi, one of her six languages. Comparisons have been been drawn, inevitably, with Jana Wendt, a former current-affairs superstar and also a presenter of Dateline. Hakim has recently returned from an assignment on the Tunisian/Libyan border, where she reported on the influx of refugees, mainly migrant workers leaving fighting in Tripoli, and from Libya, reporting on the women of the Libyan revolution. She is interested in investigating rape as a weapon of war. I asked Hakim her thoughts on Lara Logan, the CBS television journalist who was recently set upon by a mob of more than 200 men while covering the downfall of president Hosni Mubarak. “She had the same make-up of security that I will have in this situation,” Hakim says of her Libyan trip. “She had a producer, a cameraman, a driver, a fixer/translater and a bodyguard. What stuck for me was when the producer said the scariest moment was (that) when he was separated from (her), the bodyguard was with her at the time but he came out of the crowd without her. I respect Lara Logan so much because she puts herself in these hostile environments to bring stories out to people. It’s in our blood.” Hakim has had some close calls and security is handled very carefully with Dateline’s correspondents. “I’ve had some security briefings which say, ‘Don’t be afraid to tell the driver to slow down’, which concerns me. On the Tunisian border my driver was driving on quite narrow and unfilled

“what i’ve always been told and strongly believe is that no story is worth your life.”

roads at 170km/h and going against oncoming traffic and trucks and swerving back across. People forget it’s the small things, like getting in a car and how dangerous that can be.” She notes one particularly dangerous moment while making her film in Afghanistan. “I did go into a drug den in Kabul. There were hundreds of drug-addicted men. The value of life doesn’t exist in the same way as it does for us. I felt quite threatened. Regardless of my backgrounds, they saw me as a Western journalist coming in and they kind of blamed me for all their problems. It got quite aggressive. I had one security guard, but they were plunging forward.” In other incidents, Hakim felt a different kind of nervousness. “I was with a driver and he started to drive me on the outskirts of Kabul and I had a moment of panic that ‘it doesn’t look familiar’ and ‘where am I’? I’ve had moments when I’ve wondered. “In India my driver was driving me back from a location at midnight. At one point my fixer said, ‘You’re driving very fast, slow down’, which aggravated him. We had no idea where we were, in a slum construction area, and then he (slowed down to) 15km/h and kept threatening to pull over. There are moments when you hold your breath.” As a woman reporter in culturally sensitive places, Hakim ensures she is dressed in a manner that won’t draw unwanted attention to herself. “The advice is, ‘Become that place’. So I do spend a few days becoming Delhi or becoming Kabul.” But the adrenalin and excitement far outweigh the risks. “There is that hunger for the story; the adrenalin

rush of being there and telling stories, of being in the moment,” she says. “What I’ve always been told and strongly believe is that no story is worth your life. You occasionally get caught up in situations where, once you walk away, you say, ‘Wow, did I do that? God, I’d never do that again’.” Did Hakim believe that being from a refugee family informed her work? “I think so, in many ways. I grew up in a household where world politics, international affairs, public affairs, social-justice issues, were always discussed and hotly debated. From a very early age I was asked my opinion and thoughts. In many ways listening to my parents’ experience all added to my desire to go tell other people’s stories and have a greater awareness of what’s happening out in the world.” She doesn’t want to let the dangers force her to stop her work as a solo video journalist (VJs, they’re called). She also enjoys the support of a crew. “When I go out on the road it’s great to have a cameraman. It takes your mind off lighting, audio, framing and asking the questions, the job that I’m there to do.”

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he new world of journalism means doing it all, but isn’t it distracting wondering whether the batteries are OK? “Yeah. It is a challenge. But you only stuff up once. You only forget to put the battery in once. It never happens again, because it bites. You conduct an entire interview and then say, ‘Oh my God, I have to do this again, I’m so sorry’. Happened once, very early on. People tell you about their lives and their story. It’s a difficult thing to do, to get comfortable enough to tell you their story.” I rang George Negus, who hosted Dateline when Hakim started there, and who is now at the Ten Network. “I talked to her a lot before I left,” Negus said. “My gratuitous advice to her was to be herself. People see talent and potential in someone and they don’t let them develop in their own way. They don’t over-produce (them) but sometimes they don’t recognise there is a natural talent. I said, ‘Find out what you’re good at and just be the best version of you’.” He advised Hakim to “be your own critic; to see if it’s really you there in the living room”. Negus said Hakim’s good looks were “a bonus early and a hinderance later”. “It’s pretty clear that her youth belies her maturity,” he says. “Clearly you could see obvious potential from the very first thing she did.” Hakim’s partner is in the air force, so it’s a juggle domestically. “We have a general understanding. We’re both building our careers.” So right now it’s about making a name for herself. She admires the work of television journalist Christiane Amanpour, now with ABC America. “I found it interesting that leaders like (president of Iran Mahmoud) Ahmadinejad and (former president of Egypt Hosni) Mubarak wanted to get their message across to the West (and) they went through her,” Hakim says. “(The reason is) obviously her credibility as a highly respected journalist who works so hard and packages things so beautifully in an accurate, fair and balanced way. Perhaps for Ahmadinejad, her background as an Iranian woman had something to do with it. So I would hope that on some level I could use my background and my story and my languages as an asset in some of those situations.” \

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Dino Crivelli hoped, the opening of a second shop at Doncaster Shopping Town almost three years ago increased awareness of the brand. Crivelli is a third-generation coffee roaster. His family arrived in Melbourne in the 1950s and established Coffex Coffee. After that brand was sold, Crivelli created Coffee Max in 2000, and the family now runs Crivelli Coffee. The original shop attracts regulars and drop-ins, says Crivelli. “It’s more of a destination store and is less likely to receive foot traffic, while our Doncaster store receives more foot traffic and has really created awareness of our brand. People know we are about no gimmicks and no pretence, just beautiful coffee blends. Most of our specialty coffees are micro lots from single estates.” Crivelli is involved in all aspects of the business, and you might find him behind an espresso machine or operating a roaster. Coffee Max doesn’t have a “house blend” as such. Different coffees are put through the espresso machines at its shops each day. “Whatever we select at the start of the day will be used that day, but tomorrow we might run a different coffee.”

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Lindsay’s mathematically challenged kitchen can do the starters in multiples of four only. As mentioned previously, we are six, so our meal is punctuated by polite inquiries among ourselves about who’s tasted this or that dish yet, who do these two stragglers belong to, etc. And just when we’re getting a handle on everything, Lindsay does something completely unexpected – he sends out the whole king prawns with chilli and lime leaves in a multiple of five. As in, there are only five prawns, and six of us. That’s just being obtuse. I can’t tell you what the prawns taste like because I missed out. But, like seemingly every other dish, they arrive with a bouquet of leaves for wrapping and sauces for dipping, which, by now, is not so much a recurring ethnic theme as a kitchen tic. Swaddling everything in Vietnamese mint has the unmistakable effect of making everything taste like Vietnamese mint. It masks the integrity of individual dishes. (To the cynic, it can also feel as if the dishes are being padded out with cheap ingredients.) Hence, the

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Geoff Lindsay, of Richmond’s Pearl, has moved into Ormond Road, where The Collective used to be, and created a destination restaurant bang in the middle of this folksy beachside village. It’s fair to say the suburb’s Bugaboo and Beemer elements are in their element. Celebrities have been sashaying in from all over town to experience a menu Lindsay describes as “a very personal showcase of Vietnamese cuisine”. Mod Viet, in other words. In a mod Oz interior of white brick walls, distinctive lampshades, a spindly vertical herb garden (with apologies to Patrick Blanc) and a forest of Eames chairs for your dining comfort and prestige. It’s an inviting space, a chic canteen, but it suffers from sometimes-shrieking noise levels. Ex-Bomber turned TV identity and Elwood local Tim – or is it Timmy? – Watson is at a table to our right; Collingwood demigod Nathan Buckley is on our left. For Melbourne diners, celebrity doesn’t come much bigger than this. Lindsay is earning his keep in the kitchen. He can’t have had a smooth time of things making the transition from Pearl to Dandelion – he was sporting a mysterious black eye the week before opening – but he must be happy with his reception so far. The place is heaving with upwardly mobile types and we have to scrunch against the bar until our table’s ready, an ordeal made more bearable with a mean Negroni in hand. Once seated, a bouncy bloke arrives to recite the menu’s how-to instructions, a tiresome habit among trendy Melbourne eateries. If a menu requires that much elaboration it’s either too pretentious or written in a foreign language. Dandelion’s sprawling food list canvasses everything from salads and pho to “wrap and roll” – the lettuce, mint (mui or rau mui) and dip trinity of Viet cuisine – curries and larger fish and meat dishes. We order a little of everything except the pho, hard to share between the six of us, and grab a nice Beurrot pinot gris from Port Phillip Estate. The listed wines are largely sympathetic to the cuisine and reasonably priced, with ample choice in the $40-$60 range. The first dish to arrive, and perhaps the most memorable, is the bo la lot, grilled minced wagyu in betel leaves, served sizzling and fragrant. Soft-shell crab and avocado rolls, chicken wings and a coconut pancake arrive soon after, and we lose track of what sauce goes with what dish, but the fermented anchovy one is a ripper with the betel leaves. The mushroom-and-ginger-stuffed chicken wings come coated in sesame with a pomelo-and-honey sauce. They’re pleasant enough, as chicken wings go. The “sizzling” (read: slightly burnt) coconut pancake arrives flush with bean sprouts but frugal on the crab and barbecued pork it promised. Paying 24 bucks for a bean-sprout pancake with hints of meat is a bit rich, even for Elwood. We were solemnly informed before ordering that

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Since Jane Ashton’s twin sister was killed by her estranged husband in July 2003, she has fought to change outdated and damaging attitudes around family violence, writes Sarah Marinos.

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ane Ashton isn’t sure what she will do on Sunday, July 3. She may spend the day with her husband and two teenage children at her home outside Melbourne. Or she may visit the plot where her sister, Julie Ramage, is at rest. On that day, Julie’s husband of 23 years – the man who killed her – will be freed from jail after serving eight years of an 11-year sentence for her manslaughter. Julie died in July 2003 when James Ramage bashed and strangled her at the Balwyn home they’d once shared. She’d left him five weeks earlier. He then drove her body to secluded bush, buried her and returned to Melbourne. Later that evening he confessed to police. “I’ve had eight years to think about his release,” says Ashton quietly. “But it’s still painful. My anger is not just directed at him, though. It’s directed at the system that allowed him to only get eight years for killing Julie. “But you can’t just get angry. You have to work through processes, law reform and the systems we have in place. You have to engage governments and people to create change around family violence. “I’ve been doing all that, and the past eight years have been the busiest of my life. For a long while, though, I also kept hoping Julie would turn up again and everything would be all right. But I know now that won’t happen.” In Melbourne’s Supreme Court in 2004, a year after Julie’s death, James Ramage claimed Julie had provoked his violent actions by boasting about her new-found freedom and by denigrating him. Much to Ashton’s dismay, Ramage was allowed to use the now-defunct provocation defence and so was charged with manslaughter, not murder. The patriarchal provocation defence was already under review before Julie’s shocking death. And Ashton’s indignation that it had been used to justify her sister’s death and to soil her reputation ensured provocation would never again allow a man to kill his partner and claim “she made me do it” or that he just “lost it”. “Initially the police told us it would be an open-and-shut murder investigation. I didn’t know a man could say a woman had done X, Y or Z, that he’d lost it, and that he could then kill her and get away with it,” says Ashton. “I didn’t believe there was anything my sister could possibly have done to provoke him to kill her. And I did some reading and realised when men were allowed a provocation defence they often got really short sentences and it destroyed the woman’s reputation and dragged her name through the mud.” Ashton last saw Julie a few days before she died. They went riding together as members of Hurstbridge riding club. “Over the years, sometimes when I saw Julie she was sad and would tell me she wasn’t happy and felt trapped. She’d try and leave Jamie; he’d promise to change …” says Ashton, 50. “She first met him on a bus. She was 16 and at school and he was going out with one of her friends. It’s hard to

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Fighting for change: Jane Ashton, the twin sister of Julie Ramage, now works with a domestic violence crisis service. (Shannon Morris)

sort out what’s love and respect and what is jealousy and control at that age. “I think the control and dominance grew with the relationship. He was incredibly dominating, controlling and manipulative – making decisions about which friends she saw, what she wore, who she went out with. “The physical violence was occasional, but the threats and the anger were more frequent. Like a lot of women, she lived in an environment where your will becomes oppressed, but you put on a happy face and get on with it. “Then Julie finally left him and she looked fantastic; she was happy and she was free. She was so excited about the rest of her life. She couldn’t believe that finally she’d made the break. But I was concerned. We knew Jamie would never accept the decision easily. He was never going to let her walk away.” On July 21, 2003, Ashton was in the feed shed on her property taking care of her horses when she was suddenly and inexplicably overpowered by a feeling of

dread. It was around midday – around the time Ramage was killing her sister. “I suddenly felt absolute dread. It was an overwhelming feeling I’ve never had before and I just knew something was horribly wrong,” says Ashton. In the weeks and months following Julie’s death, the Ashton family closed ranks to support each other. At the time she lost her sister, Ashton was raising two young children and working as a house cleaner, but she has a degree in human resources and had worked in senior public relations roles before her children came along. Julie and Ashton were born in London, but Julie migrated to Melbourne when she was 19 to follow British-born Ramage to Australia. Ashton’s parents also moved to Melbourne. In 1986, Ashton and her husband, Howard, joined them. After Julie’s death, Ashton decided to use her PR and media skills to highlight the injustice of her sister’s death and to shine a spotlight on an ugly blight that still exists in Australian homes – family violence.


Eight years later, Ashton is communications co-ordinator for the Women’s Domestic Violence Crisis Service Victoria. She helps women who have escaped abusive relationships tell their stories to the media and public forums in order to aid other families in breaking the cycle of violence. She’s worked tirelessly with the White Ribbon campaign to encourage men and communities to adopt respectful, non-violent relationships with women. She helps organise an annual “Not 1 More” event on White Ribbon Day that brings together survivors of family violence, families who have lost loved ones and ambassadors and community members who support the eradication of family violence. The morning we meet, Ashton has just helped VicHealth launch the Everyone Wins initiative that encourages sports organisations to be more inclusive of women and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. “I can’t bring Julie back but I do think what we are doing in Victoria now is bringing around some change,” she says. “There has been a huge change in the way police respond to family violence. Now they can’t just say it’s a ‘domestic’ and walk away. The Family Violence Protection Act in 2008 expanded the definition of family violence to include more than physical assault – it’s not just about black eyes and broken bones. It can be put-downs, control, isolation …” But while Ashton sees some progress, her work is by no means done. A woman is killed in Australia almost every week by a partner or ex-partner. More than one in three Australian women who have had an intimate partner have experienced violence. “Changes are still needed when it comes to some of

Portrait of a marriage: An undated photo of Julie Ramage and her husband James Ramage. (COPY PICTURE/ © NEWSPIX / REBECCA MICHAEL)

the penalties for family violence. The system still relies on intervention orders and relies on men not breaching those orders, and that is a huge issue,” says Ashton. “I think there are still myths out there about family violence too – such as ‘it doesn’t happen where I live’. It happens in all suburbs and cultures. There’s also a myth that the violence only impacts on women, but it affects children, too. A lot of men think they’re good fathers but they’re abusive to their wife. The two things don’t go together.” Ashton is also in touch with her sister’s two children, although her ongoing condemnation of Ramage’s actions means maintaining that relationship is a delicate

balance. “I’m very proud of my nephew and niece,” she says. Earlier this year Ramage, 51, regained control of his private company, Naranda Park Pty Ltd, successfully applying to be reappointed as company director and secretary. While Ramage rebuilds his life, Ashton will continue to try to prevent other women from dying in the violent and unjust circumstances that Julie did. “When we were growing up I was always quite shy. Julie was the more confident one and I wasn’t a great public speaker,” she smiles. “But when she died I had to go through the Supreme Court process and I had to face Philip Dunn in court – Jamie’s defence QC. And for the first time I was really assertive and I wouldn’t be intimidated. “That was the moment I discovered I had the capacity to be strong and to speak out. And that’s what I’ll continue to do, because the way in which Julie died is not a one-off. Women are dying at the hands of their boyfriends and husbands every day.” \

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» In emergencies or immediate danger, call the police on 000. » Women needing help or referral for domestic violence can call the Women’s Domestic Violence Crisis Service on 1800 015 188. » Men concerned about their behaviour at home can call the Men’s Referral Service on 1800 065 973.

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in the past decade the Miles Franklin has been won by a male writer eight times. “What are we to make of this?’’ asks Croggon. “Are men 80 per cent more genius than women? Or just 80 per cent better at winning prizes?’’ I am sure that this year’s Miles Franklin judges, Morag Fraser (chair), Richard Neville, Gillian Whitlock, Lesley McKay and Murray Waldren, would have debated the absence of female writers on their list. But I admire their courage for sticking to the terms of Miles Franklin’s bequest that states the prize must be awarded for the novel of the year that is of “the highest literary merit and which must present Australian life in any of its phases’’. If the judges believe that, over the past 12 months, there have not been enough books of the highest literary merit, and that no female writers had achieved the desired standard, then so be it. The onus is on female writers, editors and book publishers to try to redress this gender imbalance. The bias may be perceived or real; what matters is that there is a sincere and long-term investment in Australia’s female authors so they, also, have the chance to write important and truly great novels. “What would the Miles Franklin be without controversy?� Ramona Koval, presenter of Radio National’s The Book Show, asked last week. We agree. Long may the award continue to celebrate Australian writing and spark debate. \

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Magical world: Disney on Ice (top) is pure escapism. The costumes by designer Cynthia Nordstrom (above) are an integral part of the show. Concept art: Animal T-Boy and Tinker Fairy boy (right); and Animal T-Girl and Tinker Fairy girl (top right). (© CyNThiA NordsTrom)

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IMMACULATE CONCEPTIONS Early adulation has not affected the green and lean plans of architect Andrew Maynard, writes ROWENA ROBERTSON.

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elbourne architect Andrew Maynard is someone who has indisputably grown up in public. Winning the grand prize in the Asia Pacific Design Awards in 2000 for his Design Pod, a portable workstation, and founding the North Fitzroy-based firm that bears his name in 2002 at the relatively young age of 27, Maynard attracted attention quickly. Pundits were intrigued by his high-concept approach and sense of experimentation and fun. After the establishment of Andrew Maynard Architects came international acclaim. Maynard was invited to submit a project to the 2005 City of Milan Award for young designers and, as a result, his work, along with that of 16 others, was selected for display at the renowned Salone del Mobile in Milan. His conceptual and built work has also been exhibited in design hubs such as New York, Sao Paulo and Tokyo. It’s all a long way from the quiet of Tasmania, where Maynard was born and raised. Studying architecture at the University of Tasmania, the green concerns and activism that he’d always lived with came to the forefront, and they continue to be fundamental to his approach. His commitment to sustainability is genuine. For him, consideration of the environment in which a new building is to exist is key. “Ideas of siting, of how we deal with the place, is a very important starting point for us; it’s not just about the object we produce. I always think this is somewhat different to the way people are educated here in Melbourne – it’s a very different landscape; a very flat landscape, so you tend to be object-oriented.”

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Maynard’s buildings can be seen in many pockets of robot’s image now adorns T-shirts and skateboards this flat city he now calls home. Most of his built work available from the online store. is residential, though there are more public works in Maynard is an ex-skater himself, and the subculture the offing. has been a vital influence on his approach to design. A “turning-point” project was Vader House, which “The broader culture around skating I think is won the 2009 Vision Award. This extension to a fundamentally important. I love the subversive nature Victorian house showcases Maynard’s own take on the of it; it has these political-cultural elements that really traditional gabled roof, with the contemporary addition question the status quo,” he says. surrounding a new, central courtyard. “It’s a whole critique about the city, and ownership Echoes of the Vader House concept can be seen in of the city, and interpreting the landscape. I think the more recent Mash House, a double-fronted it’s fundamental for architects to see that kind Victorian terrace in North Fitzroy for which of perspective.” “Getting Maynard designed a retro-futuristic yet These days, Maynard’s experience things built is of Melbourne is mediated through his warm bevelled pavilion that is connected not actually a eight-year-old son’s engagement with the to the original building by a glass walkway. big priority.” city. One of the pair’s favourite haunts is the Splashes of lime green throughout the new section of the house speak to Maynard’s strong State Library. graphic sensibilities. “I love the fact that the State Library is not just A self-confessed “short-attention spanner”, a place where you’re told to be quiet; it’s actually got a Maynard admits to struggling with the long lead times video games area now,” Maynard says. between concept and finished work. “Getting things “We can have this wonderful day out on Swanston built is not actually a big priority … At the end of the Street … and end up at the end of the day there to play day I’m more interested in the idea. This willingness to a few hours of video games. It’s great; the different just construct is problematic for me, because there are ethnicities of people who go to that room as well. I think inevitably a lot of resources being used.” it’s one of the best places in the city.” Indeed, the work that has remained in the realm Maynard is fond of a quiet drink at Cookie in Curtin of the conceptual has attracted as much attention as House in the city: “Curtin House is a hive of activity, Maynard’s built projects, with their appeal due as much and they haven’t overbaked it there; they’ve left it quite to their ostensible light-heartedness as their political/ raw.” He also appreciates Markov in Drummond Street, ethical underpinnings. Carlton: “I like places where you don’t have to commit A particular favourite of design experts and the public to either a drink or a meal; you can do anything in has been CV08, the suburb-eating robot, a creature between.” that consumes abandoned suburbs through its front The building Maynard cites as being his favourite two front legs, processing the materials and firing off in the city might seem surprising on some levels, but compacted recycling missiles to recycling plants. The not on others: it is the Roy Simpson-designed Catholic

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Holding court: A new take on gables and a central courtyard are features of Vader House. (Peter Bennetts)

Archdiocese of Melbourne offices at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Albert Street, East Melbourne. “With the majority of the structure buried underground, the sunken, circular courtyard is a treasure to stumble across,” he says. “It avoids the flash and gimmickry that we so often see in more recent buildings in the city.” As befits his forward-looking nature, Maynard is particularly excited about his firm’s new work. “I feel like it’s a whole new step up,” he says. One of these projects is the so-called Hill House – “we’ve basically synthesised this rolling green hill and put a cantilevered box on top; it’s a really good bit of

fun” – while another project in Richmond puts a vertical structure between two existing houses. “It’s the idea that in Australia we’ve got wide open space so we build horizontally, so this was really an investigation of building something with a small footprint that’s really tall. It’s a different type of space that you’d see in places like Tokyo, but you wouldn’t really see here.” Maynard is also revisiting his earlier interest in mobile architecture, which has come together in a clearer fashion now, having been put on ice for a time. The first result of this is the Bot Pod, a portable timber pod-shelter to be used by the volunteer garden ambassadors at the Royal Botanic Gardens. Then there is the extraordinary Portable Park for the City of Melbourne, a temporary park that replicates the uses and purpose of a traditional backyard in inner-city or high-density settings, and the new “Thermos” portable space for Arts Access Victoria. Maynard’s initial five-year plan for Andrew Maynard Architects has played out pretty much as he’d hoped; now that the practice is eight years old, Maynard (along with co-director Mark Austin) has been tossing up whether or not to make a new plan. In any case, the architect is absolutely sure of what he doesn’t want for the practice – to see it get too big. Interestingly, in the same breath he mentions that the firm is working with a couple of developers, “but we’re working with them for our reasons; we’re trying to make sure it’s an agenda we agree with”. No doubt this architect will remain staunch in his determination to do things his own, idiosyncratic way. \ rowena.e.robertson@gmail.com

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Behind the façade\ Chris BeCk visits a st kilda iCon hotel dominates the centre of the The NovoTel Upper Esplanade in St Kilda. The view from a modest room, a few floors from the ground, is presidential:

palm trees, grassy knolls, trams, sandy beach, the calming sea, flashy cars with their roofs down, people swimming, people walking in their shorts and the renovated St Kilda Sea Baths just to the right. This is the place for an ice-cream. More than 30 years ago it was the place for an ice rink. On a hot day there was nothing like donning the woolly gloves and blades and spending the afternoon freezing your mitts off. When it opened in 1939 as an ice rink, St Moritz was a place for a girl and a bloke to hold hands, twirl and fall over to the latest tunes from Harry Jacobs and his big band. His 18-year-old daughter, Wendy Lee, was one of the featured skaters and produced regular ice ballet shows. The rink could accommodate more than 2000 people on 1850 square metres of ice. When couples removed their blades and wiggled their tootsies to play footsies, a steam heating plant pumped out the warmth to keep a cuddle nice and romantic – not practical or necessary. Love is about choice. The ceiling was painted dark blue with the moon and aeroplanes hanging down. Reflected lights would twinkle like the stars. Two skating neon girls flanked the St Moritz signage on the roof. Only one has survived. Tom Ingram, a local amateur historian and member of the St Kilda Historical Society, rescued the neon figure after fire tore through the building in 1984. She had a stint on the hotel’s wall but is now back in the care of the society. The St Moritz architecture is similar to that of the other pleasure palaces along the foreshore and esplanade such as Luna Park, the

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Palais, and the Sea Baths, according to Libby Richardson from the Australian Institute of Architects. “These architectures use a variety of styles from exotic cultures, This style is called ‘orientalism’. It became popular for exhibitions, museums and entertainment and leisure complexes,” Richardson says, “Essentially, St Moritz was a large hangar-like shed with a fancy façade.” Richardson says that its imposing replacement, the 200-plus room, lacks engagement with the streetscape. The hotel, which has been transformed two or three times during its 20-year history, has an outside pool, terracotta tiles, waving flags, a street café and pot plants. The backyard has cold, hard steel chairs planted on dirt and scattered clumps of grass. It’s a stark contrast to the frontage with its classic seaside view. But the hotel’s attraction is its location, not its hidden rear. General manager Erkin Aytekin says that the Novotel wants to be part of the community in St Kilda. Not in the unique way that St Moritz galvanised a community, but in a corporate sense. He says that in the community perspective, St Kilda is fighting Smith and Brunswick streets in Fitzroy that have strong “brand” names and recognition. Docklands and Southbank are new kids on the block. So more effort is needed to keep the “brand” awareness up to maintain market share. Although St Moritz was an unremarkable building, it was a social icon of St Kilda. The Novotel has paid a small tribute to the past heady days of slinking on the rink, with photographs and history on the walls of the bar. The ice rink is apparently still under the floor of the Novotel, lying in state. Standing in the bar looking at pictures of past glories, it sends a shiver down your spine. \

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awthorn has Grace Park and Malvern East the Gascoigne Estate, but there is only one Golden Mile. You can almost smell the money as you drive down Mont Albert Road and the leafy avenues on either side of it that make up this glorious pocket of prime real estate. Even in winter, when the trees are bare, the streets are picturesque. One of the prettiest is Grange Avenue, which has the added attraction of running east-west so that the houses on one side of the avenue have north-facing back gardens. The property at 2b Grange Avenue is a French-inspired beauty that looks like it could be straight out of the pages of a fairytale. Built from Mount Gambier limestone with slate roof shingles and delicate wrought-iron-trimmed balconies, this grand three-level house was built on land subdivided from the property next door. It occupies a block of about 712 square metres – large

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enough for a good-sized garden and lap pool, but not so big as to need constant weekend maintenance. From the landscaped formal gardens to the French oak and wrought-iron front doors, metres of travertine and the statue beside the lap pool, every finish and every piece of equipment is lavish and expensive. The double front doors open into a vast entry hall featuring hand-stained and polished European oak block parquetry. The design is largely open plan. The formal living room off the entry hall has a gas-fired fireplace on the far wall. Two sets of arched windows overlook the front garden. Three-metre-high ceilings and decorative, grooved architraves add to the sense of occasion and elegance in the front of the house. Connecting to the living room is the dining room, which is also open to the hall and, on its western wall, has windows overlooking the sapphire-blue water of the lap pool. Also at the front of the house, the study – with its wall of built-in cupboards and access to a bathroom – could become a fifth bedroom.


A REAL PRESCENCE Fifty groups of people inspected this new house in Canterbury’s Golden Mile over the long weekend. From families with young children to those with teenagers, all were impressed by its street presence, the media room, six-car garage and cellar and flat, low-maintenance block, said agent Daniel Bradd.

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Price: $4 million + Auction: June 25 at 1pm Fast facts: New solid Mount Gambier limestone house, high ceilings, lavish Calacatta and travertine finishes, European oak parquetry, Miele appliances including two ovens, gas cooktop and integrated dishwasher, butler’s pantry, three en suites, three walk-in wardrobes, downstairs travertine bathroom, gas open fireplace, two powder rooms, home theatre, built-in bar, basement wine cellar, travertine-paved outdoor entertainment area, tiled solar-heated lap pool, stainless steel outdoor barbecue kitchen, wired for Foxtel, zoned refrigerated air-conditioning/ heating, irrigation system, water tanks, video intercom with monitors, ducted vacuum, alarm, close to prestigious schools.

At the end of the hall, double doors open to the now-familiar full-width living/dining room and kitchen. This room, with its north-facing aspect, is a real showpiece. Miele appliances are fitted into the honed white Calacatta marble benchtops, with more Calacatta marble used for the splashbacks. White satin two-pack cupboards and contrasting European oak parquetry stained a deep chocolate create an elegant environment. There is a butler’s pantry, even though butlers went out early last century. The informal living zone and meals area takes up the rest of this room, where windows along the side wall overlook the lap pool and its paved surrounds. In the rear wall two sets of double doors open to the covered outdoor entertainment area. Set beneath three columns, it looks like an ideal place to kick back and relax, share a drink or two and enjoy a meal. Failure to do so would mean you would waste one of the great features of this property – the built-in barbecue kitchen, complete with wok burner and sink. This massive fixture brings the best equipment

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outdoors and effectively gives you another kitchen. The luxury continues upstairs. The main bedroom fills the north-facing rear of the first floor. This bedroom and its accompanying walk-in wardrobe and en suite are spacious. The travertine marble-tiled en suite has an oval freestanding bath and double shower. Three more upstairs bedrooms are grouped off the retreat, which is an ideal teenagers’ lounge. The two bedrooms at the front both have walk-in wardrobes and travertine en suite bathrooms with honed travertine vanities. The powder room has similar finishes. The basement level includes a home theatre with a 2.5-metre-wide screen and a bar complete with composite marble benchtop and stainless steel sink. Just behind the bar, the wine cellar behind glass doors features timber wine-storage racks. There is a powder room nearby, but most of this level is devoted to the six-car basement garage. \

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Mont Albert may not be Metricon’s usual territory, however this two-year-old, supersized family residence works well here. With views over the hills towards Doncaster, a neat front garden and pavers lead to an undercover porch. Once inside, the scope of this house becomes apparent, as do extras such as wide hallways, high ceilings and multiple living areas. There is even a main bedroom suite on both levels, suitable for the extended family. Shiny polished hardwood floors accent a neutral colour scheme throughout, with white walls and the odd colour feature wall. Off the hallway is a main bedroom with an en suite and

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This dark-grey double-fronted Victorian house is a fine example of executive inner-city living, with a rare car space and a floor plan that makes use of every bit of space. With its front entry on Doon Street, the porch leads directly into the open-plan living room, including a meals area that opens to a mini courtyard. The adjoining sleek, white kitchen has tan-coloured CaesarStone benchtops, a red island bench and splashback, integrated fridge and Smeg appliances. A nearby powder room is fitted with a European laundry. A full-length sliding door opens from the living room to a deck, undercover barbecue area and car space. At the font of the house, formerly the entrance, two bedrooms with open fireplaces, (one with a door opening to the front courtyard) share a modern bathroom. At the top of the stairs is a light-filled built-in study, then the main bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe and large, chocolate-toned en suite with a frameless shower. \ MICHELLE OSTROW ZUKERMAN

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a walk-in wardrobe. Three large living areas follow, which could be utilised in several ways. The kitchen has black CaesarStone benchtops, black tiles underfoot, stainless steel appliances and a walk-in pantry. Off the meals area is a north-facing decked outdoor living room with a ceiling fan. Here, steps lead down to a kitchen garden, citrus trees and a grassed area. Upstairs is a rumpus room, three bedrooms with mirrored sliding cupboards and a shared bathroom with a bath. The double-sized main bedroom is enormous and has a walk-in wardrobe set behind a feature wall. French doors open to a balcony and the adjoining black-and-white en suite has an oval bath. \ MICHELLE OSTROW ZUKERMAN

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A lush front garden with trees, star jasmine, an urn filled with cacti, and a slate path surrounds this well-located red-brick Edwardian house. Just painted, the grey-and-white colour scheme, with plantation shutters, is simple yet stylish and surprisingly warm. At the front of the house, the light main bedroom has an ornate, tiled open fireplace, built-in cupboards and a bay window with french doors that open to the front verandah. A traditional floor plan unfolds with all rooms off a long, sky-lit hallway. Two good-sized bedrooms are next, and then a sky-lit formal sitting room. The back of the house has a built-in wine rack, a central bathroom with a bath and a laundry. The white kitchen has stainless steel appliances and overlooks the family room and the meals area with a circular window wall. A substantial terraced, north-facing bricked courtyard has a small cactus garden and right-of-way access for potential parking. \ MICHELLE OSTROW ZUKERMAN

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CAMBERWELL Houses on Broadway are renowned for being tightly held. In fact, they are very rarely for sale. In a landmark street, where architectural delights stand on every block, this 1908 Queen Anne residence with hints of Art Nouveau, is set on 1562 square metres of land that backs onto Boroondara Park. Lushwood has been magnificently preserved with original timber wainscoting throughout, delicate leadlight windows and doors, polished floorboards and awe-inspiring handcrafted Art Nouveau cornices. The front garden is picturesque and leads to the tiled return verandah under timber fretwork. Off the wide, old-world entry is a formal sitting room with a turret that houses sublime built-in seating under leadlight windows. Next, the main bedroom has an ornate open fireplace under a double mantel and window-box seating. The rest of the house is set off a long hallway, where an incredible formal dining room has high, detailed ceilings. A tiled bathroom has two ornate vanities and an open fireplace. Four bedrooms follow and share another bathroom. The cream-coloured kitchen was redone about nine years ago to include granite benchtops and a Rangemaster stove. Nearby is a huge underfloor cellar. The adjoining meals area opens through french doors to a large family room. Here, a patio and a few stairs lead down into a back garden full of established trees and a fully tiled pool. \ MICHELLE OSTROW ZUKERMAN

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yes – and no. This goes to the crux of what clearance rates can and cannot tell buyers. Scott Patterson, of Kay and Burton, supports this: “The clearance rate in The Age of 59 per cent is a general rate for the whole of Melbourne and does not reflect what is going on in certain areas. Hawthorn, for instance, has had a clearance rate of 80 per cent for the year so far.” This makes it important for buyers to take Melbourne-wide clearance rates with a grain of salt. Brad Pearce, of Miles in Ivanhoe, says that as a buyer you need to be area-specific on clearance rates to ensure you are in line with your market. “Buyers can become too confident with the lower Melbourne-wide clearance rates and miss opportunities to buy in their area, where in fact properties are still selling well.” Hawthorn and Kew, for instance, are currently shining with clearance rates in the 70s and 80s, according to Richard Winneke of Jellis Craig. But next door, Camberwell, Canterbury and Balwyn North have had clearance rates in the 50s so far this year, he points out. Clearance rates are wonderful things for analysts and journalists, says Steve Abbott, of Jellis Craig, “but they are only part of the story for buyers and sellers”. Kay & Burton’s Michael Gibson reminds us that clearance rates only represent a

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Clearance rates just aren’t that clear he big talk on the property market is auction clearance rates: the fact that they are well below last year (true) and that they are perhaps even lower than agents are claiming (maybe). Last year, auction clearance rates across Melbourne were regularly in the 70s, percentage-wise. This year they are in the 50s – so it is fair to conclude that this year fewer buyers and sellers agree on price and therefore the market is regarded as weaker. But while some journalists and publications are arguing that the “true” clearance rate may in fact be lower because agents do not report every unsold auction, some agents are arguing that the emphasis on a Melbourne-wide clearance rate is also misleading. Jack Bongiorno, from Marshall White, for instance, argues that while newspapers such as The Age are reporting clearance rates in the 50s, his company has seen clearance rates in the 70s throughout May and June. Andrew James, of Hocking Stuart Armadale, agrees, saying his office has also seen clearance rates in the 70s all year. So The Age is saying one thing and agents another. Well, there’s nothing new there. Who is right and who is wrong – and does it really matter? Well, they are both right. And as for whether it really matters, the answer is

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few hours within the selling week. And according to BenMac’s Iain Carmichael, “Some weeks we have shockers and the next it’s a dream, so clearance rates are area-specific, very cyclical and not always predictable.” As a buyer, along with clearance rates, you also need to look at stats on areas, on specific agencies, on different types of houses, price ranges, stock-level indicators, Bidderman (number of bidders per auction) and a variety of other measures. Indeed, while $1 million-plus Melbourne may be down on turnover this year, of the last 10 houses we as buyer agents went after in the past two weeks of May, all were sold quickly (and not all to us). So to our mind, the late May 2011 “good home” index (describing the kinds of house we go after) had a clearance rate of 100 per cent. The buyer message in terms of Melbourne-wide clearance rates is to understand what they represent and to not limit your research to the changing weekly auction headline number when determining your individual buying strategy. \ MAL JAMES Principal Buyer Advocate 0408 107 988 \ 9804 3133 WE ONLY BUY HOMES www.james.net.au

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24 Park Street, South Yarra. Marshall White, auctioned June 18 60 Adelaide Street, Armadale. RT Edgar, EOI closing June 22 at 5pm

22 Arundel Crescent, Surrey Hills. Kay & Burton, EOI closed June 21

50 Osbourne Avenue, Glen Iris. Noel Jones, auctioned June 18

30 St Vincent Place, Albert Park. Marshall White, auction June 26 at noon

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TOORAK

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Spectacular renovations and a fantastic location just moments from Toorak Village make this apartment instantly appealing. Marble benches, oak veneer cupboards and stunning timber floors create welcoming interiors, with European style and sophistication. The open living/kitchen/meals area is magnificently lit due to a skylight over the kitchen and floor-to-ceiling windows that face the street and lead out to the balcony. State-of-the-art Miele appliances and a central island bench complete the kitchen. A spacious bathroom with stylish fittings includes a Euro laundry. Both bedrooms are large. The main features a good-sized walk-in wardrobe and en suite with double basins. Separate storage and undercover parking are additional features. This stunning renovated residence looks over tree-lined Orrong Road. The No.8 tram, Como Park and several schools are all very close, reinforcing the power of that real-estate adage “position, position, position”. The position is excellent, but it’s the total package that provides a winning edge. \ TOM HYWOOD

POSTCODE

3142

1

KAY & BURTON, 9820 1111 7/732 Orrong Road Price: $850,000 + Auction: June 25 at 11am

POSTCODE

3143

Bennison Mackinnon 9864 5000 3

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2

POSTCODE

3067

Marshall White 9822 9999 3

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3102

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CHRISTOPHER RUSSELL, 9859 9517 98 Kilby Road Price: $820,000 + Auction: June 25 at 2.30pm

POSTCODE

1

2

3123

Not only is this period house set on an elevated 403-square metre block, it is also near some of Melbourne’s best schools. While the location is impressive enough, the house’s Art Deco charm in combination with its modern renovation allows for spacious yet stylish family living. The three bedrooms offer ceiling-high mirrored wardrobes, polished timber floorboards and plenty of space for all family members. The entrance hall leads to the rear of the house, with a living area just off the central kitchen, which has modern stainless steel appliances, granite benchtops and attractive mosaic-tiled splashbacks. The kitchen connects seamlessly to the dining area. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow for a bright dining and entertainment room, with views outside to the paved courtyard. The main bathroom is particularly striking with deep mocha floor-to-ceiling tiles and stone detailing, while the second bathroom has a spa bath. Other features include a remote-controlled gate for off-street parking, and electronic roller window shutters. \ JAYNE DUFF

POSTCODE

Hocking Stuart Hawthorn 9944 3888 2

1

POSTCODE

3104

Jellis Craig 9831 2800 5

4

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5/22 Mercer Road, Armadale ................................................................. Price: $1.2 million - $1.3 million ................................................................. Auction Saturday June 25 at 2.30pm .................................................................

211 Langridge Street, Abbotsford ................................................................. Price: $900,000 + ................................................................. Auction Saturday June 25 at 10.30am .................................................................

6 Lilydale Grove, Hawthorn East ................................................................. Price: $590,000 - $640,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday July 9 at 11.30am .................................................................

70 Corhampton Road, Balwyn North ................................................................. Price: $2.7 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday July 2 at 2pm .................................................................

Set separately at the rear of a beautifully maintained boutique development shared by only four other properties, this luxuriously large single-level residence is in a class of its own.

Less than two kilometres from the CBD, this utterly transformed c1875 commercial building offers the ultimate lifestyle flexibility. A distinctive Victorian façade and architecturally designed renovation has created stylish living spaces. Let's eat lunch @ Three Bags Full, 60 Nicholson Street Let's eat dinner @ The Carringbush, 226 Langridge Street Let's drink coffee @ Quick Bite, 135 Nicholson Street

North-oriented comfortable house with two bedrooms, galley-style kitchen, fireside lounge (A/C) and outdoor deck to laundry (second WC). Access to Swinburne University, Glenferrie shops, station, Victoria Road Reserve and Auburn Village. Let's eat lunch @ Home Dining Room, 601 Burwood Road Let's eat dinner @ The Greek Spot, 559 Burwood Road Let's drink coffee @ Café on Auburn, 148 Auburn Road

Be transported to an infinite world of luxury and space in this French-inspired mansion where meticulous detail, consummate finish and sublime style embellish the ultimate living/entertaining experience. Let's eat lunch @ Columbo's, 250 Whitehorse Road Let's eat dinner @ Jazz Ria, 228 Whitehorse Road Let's drink coffee @ All About Coffee, 335 Whitehorse Road

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

3207

RT Edgar Albert Park 9699 7222 3

2

POSTCODE

3127

2

92 Ross Street, Port Melbourne ................................................................. Price: $1.1 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday July 16 at 11.30am .................................................................

Marshall White 9822 9999 4

3

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19 Thornton Avenue, Surrey Hills ................................................................. Price: $1.7 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday June 25 at 11.30am .................................................................

TOORAK This exceptional contemporary threebedroom residence's appealing spaces perfectly suit today's lifestyle requirements in a sought-after bayside setting. Let's eat lunch @ Hunky Dory Fish & Burger Bar, 181 Bay Street Let's eat dinner @ Pier Hotel, 1 Bay Street Let's drink coffee @ Port Bake House, 269 Bay Street

Generously proportioned light-filled family accommodation defines this classic contemporary residence built to exacting standards with attention to detail and designed for formal and relaxed indoor/ outdoor entertaining. Let's eat lunch @ The Maling Room, 206 Canterbury Road Let's eat dinner @ Stefan's Grill, 305 Whitehorse Road Let's drink coffee @ Laurent, 310 Whitehorse Road

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BENNISON MACKINNON, 9864 5000 12 Stonnington Place Price: About $3 million Expressions of Interest: Closing June 24 at 3pm

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FIORINA JEWELLERY 897 High Street, 9509 8883 www.fiorinajewellery.com Set in the middle of High Street, away from the shopping strip, it would be easy to overlook this boutique jewellery shop if it weren’t for its huge, bronze doors, which make it hard to miss. The Fiorina collection is made up of sterling silver and gold necklaces, rings, bracelets and earrings, and features vintage coins and colourful semi-precious stones. The must-have Fiorina vintage coin ring is modern and understated while still making a statement. No matter what your jewellery taste, there’s something for everyone at Fiorina. \

A contemporary masterpiece designed by architect Bruce Trethowan, this residence features the highest-quality fittings, materials and appliances. Calacatta marble benches, Miele appliances and twin-integrated fridges in the kitchen are sure to impress. American oak floors run throughout the entire ground floor. Sliding glass doors lead from the kitchen/dining area into the side courtyard with a built-in/plumbed-in stainless steel barbecue. A library, study and a butler’s pantry/ laundry are at the rear of the level. All three bedrooms are upstairs and have their own walk-in wardrobe and en suite with slab-heated tiles. The main bedroom has motorised internal and external blinds plus a large wardrobe and en suite. A beautiful infinite lap pool in the front outdoors area is aesthetically pleasing and runs alongside the remotecontrolled double garage, which has direct street access. Near the Malvern, Toorak and Glenferrie roads trams, this superbproperty is a work of art. \ TOM HYWOOD

POSTCODE

UNIQUE

BEAUTY

WHITE RABBIT 46 Wattletree Road, 9500 8770

TEXAS NAILS 1240 High Street, 9576 1733

Only a few weeks old, White Rabbit has an eclectic mix of vintage and contemporary products, homewares and gifts. And if you get really stuck with present ideas, there are fresh flowers available each day, with White Rabbit able to organise delivery to that lucky someone. Owned by Melbourne stylist Brett Currell, with partners Joseph Perse and Lauren and Cameron Fildes, the shop feels warm and inviting. With White Rabbit’s collection of Australian handmade jewellery and greeting cards, books and delightful candles, this Armadale newbie really does have something for everyone. \

As you walk into Texas Nails you’re greeted by owner Tracey Le, who runs the salon with her husband. Don’t be surprised if Tracey remembers your name on your return visit. Immediately you are told to choose a colour, which may take a little longer than you think, with hundreds of nail colours lining the walls. Texas Nails is the perfect place for a quick manicure or pedicure. There’s no waiting around, no appointments and you’re in and out within half an hour. For only $15 a manicure or $40 for a delxue mani and pedi, you really can’t go wrong. \

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TWIGGYWINKLE BABY BOUTIQUE AND CHILDREN’S INTERIORS 21a Beatty Avenue, 9804 3344

VINTAGE POSTERS ONLY 1136 High Street, 9500 2505 www.vintagepostersonly.com

Once you set foot inside Twiggywinkle, you won’t want to leave. It is a magical shop, filled with the most beautiful baby and children’s clothing, toys and interiors. Keep your little ones busy with gorgeous colouring books and pencil tins. With the cooler months here, the Laranjinha cashmere range will be keep your bub or child warm all winter. Not just for mums and dads, Twiggywinkle is also the perfect one-stop-shop to find a gift for babies or young boys and girls that you won’t find anywhere else. \

It seems gone are the days when paintings are the must-have pieces of art; vintage posters and prints are increasingly popular, and you can’t find a bigger or broader range than at Vintage Posters Only. Owner Sam Johnson has been selling posters since 1992 and has now built up a large and exclusive collection of exceptional works. If original vintage Bally posters are your thing, or if you prefer original French Champagne posters, you’ll find them all here, and more. Just one problem: which one to choose, as no doubt you’ll be tempted to buy them all. \

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

POSTCODE

3124

MALVERN EAST

4

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With a newly renovated and flowing open-plan design, this four-bedroom, two-bathroom house offers more than meets the eye. The front of the house has a spacious drive, lawn, automatic gates and side access to the backyard. The interior is bright, with abundant natural light coming through huge floor-to-ceiling windows panning down from the cathedral roof at the rear of the house. The three bedrooms just off the front entrance each have a fireplace and carpeted floors, assuring warmth and comfort. The master bedroom goes that little bit further with an en suite and walk-in wardrobe. Cream marble benchtops in the kitchen are sure to impress, along with the butler’s pantry with plenty of storage space. A fourth bedroom/study has access to the merbau deck, which features an eight-person outdoor spa and room for entertaining. The house is a short walk from Darling Park and East Malvern train station and has easy access to the Monash Freeway. \ JAYNE DUFF

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Price: $1 million – $1.1 million Auction: July 2 at 2pm

Jellis Craig 9809 8999 4

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3144

Bennison Mackinnon 9864 5000 3

2

1

15 Fairfield Avenue, Camberwell ................................................................. Price: $1.8 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday July 2 at 11am .................................................................

62 Claremont Avenue, Malvern ................................................................. Price: $1.2 million - $1.35 million ................................................................. Auction Saturday July 2 at 1.30pm .................................................................

The blue-chip Sunnyside Estate location, close to a host of well-respected schools, transport and shops, adds priceless prestige to this superb 1920s house surrounded by manicured gardens and with impressive zoned proportions. Let's eat lunch @ Deco Restaurant, 211 Camberwell Road Let's eat dinner @ Georges Restaurant, 918 Burke Road Let's drink coffee @ Cafe Moravia, 662 Burke Road

This beautiful Edwardian house has been transformed by a stylish renovation and extension to provide an appealing family environment.

3145

2029 Malvern Road

3146

5

POSTCODE

POSTCODE

NOEL JONES, 9885 3333

POSTCODE

Jellis Craig 9810 5000

2

30 Summerhill Road, Glen Iris ................................................................. Price: $1.5 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday June 25 at 2pm .................................................................

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POSTCODE

3104

Fletchers Balwyn North 9859 9561 3

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Let's eat lunch @ Sugo, 105 Wattletree Road Let's eat dinner @ The Livingroom, 12/18 Claremont Avenue Let's drink coffee @ Cafe Claremont, 5 Claremont Avenue

POSTCODE

3161

Marshall White 9822 9999 3

2

2

15 Hedderwick Street, Balwyn North ................................................................. Price: $860,000 - $940,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday June 25 at 3pm .................................................................

6 Normanby Avenue, Caulfield North ................................................................. Price: $1.25 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday June 25 at 11.30am .................................................................

With stunning street appeal, this c1950s single-level house has been renovated to a contemporary standard within a soughtafter neighbourhood that is in walking distance to schools, shops and public transport. Let's eat lunch @ Mecca Latte, 5/346 Belmore Road Let's eat dinner @ One Thai, 6/346 Belmore Road Let's drink coffee @ Portafiori Beanery, 284 Doncaster Road

A picture of perfection, this exquisite single-level, block-fronted Victorian residence in highly sought-after Caulfield North impressively matches totally captivating period elegance with stunning contemporary designer style. Let's eat lunch @ The Living Room, 12 Claremont Avenue Let's eat dinner @ Maris, 15 Glenferrie Road Let's drink coffee @ Caffe Uffizi, 53 Hawthorn Road

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This elegant residence is beautifully designed for a fabulous family lifestyle. With four bedrooms and four living areas, this house presents more than 40 squares of impeccable accommodation within walking distance to Toorak Road shops. Let's eat lunch @ Glen Iris Milk Bar, 106 Glen Iris Road Let's eat dinner @ Preserve Kitchen, 32 High Street Let's drink coffee @ Lulabelle's, 1162 Toorak Road 36 The weekly review \ june 22, 2011


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1 Lloyd st 26 Kalonga rd 15 Hedderwick st 51 Hosken st 7 Toorang Ave 9 Carrington st 70 Corhampton rd 80 Maud st 4 Kalka st 20 Moody st 19 Kendari Ave 65 Cityview rd

Jellis Craig Hocking Stuart

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box hill 13 Bass st

box hill south 1156 riversdale rd 43 Birdwood st

Jellis Craig Hocking Stuart

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sold for $2.655 million 15 st georges Avenue, mont Albert

burwood 46 Leopold st

Ashburton 9 Nairn st

sold for $1.88 million 17 haines street, hawthorn

Noel Jones

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2/59 Lynden st 12 Woodlands Ave 45 Christowel st 15 Fairfield Ave 14 Kirkwood dve 34 Bellett st 1/926 Toorak rd 17 The Grove 66 Broadway

Fletchers 43 Judy Balloch 59 Jellis Craig 64 Jellis Craig 65 Jellis Craig 74 Jellis Craig 74 Jellis Craig 80 Woodards 87 Marshall White 107

cAnterburY 2b Grange Ave 133 Prospect Hill rd 2/24 Allenby rd 17b Mont Albert rd 2 McGregor st 18 stanley Gve 9 Church st

Jellis Craig 66 Jellis Craig 75 Noel Jones 90 Hocking Stuart 93 Marshall White 101 Marshall White 110 Marshall White 110

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Marshall White 115

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8 Oak Gve Bennison Mackinnon 57 41B darling rd Jellis Craig 81 2029 Malvern rd Noel Jones 91 34 Boston Ave Marshall White 102 43 repton rd Marshall White 112

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hAwthorn eAst 8 Anderson rd 21 st Helens rd 54 Lilydale Gve 6 Lilydale Gve 27 rathmines rd

Kay & Burton 46 Jellis Craig 71 Noel Jones 89 Hocking Stuart 96 Marshall White 115

kew 2/168 Brougham st Fletchers 43 1/1219 Burke rd Christopher Russell 50 36 Argyle rd Jellis Craig 75 213 Brougham st Jellis Craig 76 80a Cecil st Jellis Craig 81 1/33 Foley st McLaren 86 6 Belmont Ave Marshall White 104 34 Macartney Ave Marshall White 105 3 Queen st Marshall White 113 17 scott st Marshall White 114 97 studley Park Marshall White 114 28 Walpole st Nelson Alexander 120

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15 Woodfull rd 56 68 69 80 88 90 91

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RT Edgar 85 RT Edgar 86 Marshall White 117

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Morrison Kleeman 120

Kay & Burton 50 Kay & Burton 50 Hocking Stuart 97 Hocking Stuart 97 Marshall White 118 Marshall White 118

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south YArrA 52 davis Ave 63 davis Ave 206/4 Cromwell rd 65 Tivoli rd

Kay & Burton 44 Kay & Burton 48 Jellis Craig 77 Williams Batters 121

surreY hills 160 Union rd 202 Prospect Hill rd 3/115 Croydon rd 8 Albert Cres 1b New st 47 shepherd st 14 Park rd 19 Thornton Ave 9 Wilson st 15 Albert st

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


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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HAWTHORN EAST 8 Anderson Road Modern Family Living Surrounded By Schools & Parkland Positioned opposite Anderson Park & a short stroll to Bialik College & Auburn South Primary School this exceptional modern residence offers generous 5 bedroom/5 bathroom family accommodation on a superb 884sqm garden allotment. Beautifully presented throughout it comprises 4 separate living areas including formal living/media room, Dining/library, Rumpus area, & family living, 5 bedrooms (main with retreat/nursery), study, 4 bathrooms inside plus self contained Cabana with kitchenette & bathroom. Features include pol floorboards, granite benchtops, Smeg appl, media room, Air cond throughout, alarm & dble garage.

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Saturday 2nd July 11am Wednesday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 1111.30am Scott Patterson 0417 581 074 Sam Wilkinson 0400 169 148 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

AlbertPark. Park.9252 92521800 1800Brighton. Brighton.9592 95926522 6522Flinders. Flinders.5989 59891000 1000Portsea. Portsea.5984 59844744 4744South SouthYarra. Yarra.9820 98201111 1111 Albert


AUCTION SATURDAY

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

TOORAK 2B Moonga Road Rare Deco On Deep Block

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.

Grand 4 bedroom residence on approx 490m2 with new kitchen & bathrms, featuring majestic entrance foyer, high ceilings, generous proportions and large enough for substantial landscaped garden. Comp: 2 bathrooms, separate laundry, gas ducted heat/air-con, tandem garage. Price $1.5m - $1.6m

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

Auction Saturday 2nd July 12noon View Wednesday 1-1.30pm

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

Tim Blackett 0400 780 700 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

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AUCTION SATURDAY

TOORAK 797 Malvern Road Definitive Single Storey Living

SOUTH YARRA 63 Davis Avenue Sensational Sundrenched Living

Private & charming throughout, this single level Toorak residence offers an abundance of space & natural light. Comprising formal & informal living areas, kitchen with meals area, 2 BRs (main with en suite), secure dbl garage & alfresco courtyard. Close to transport, food & shops. Note: Deceased Estate

Designed by architect Peter Maddison, this home enjoys a north-westerly aspect with an abundance of natural light throughout. Iincl large OPL zones, open fire place, 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 2nd July 11am 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

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


AUCTION SATURDAY

MALVERN 1186 Malvern Road Prime Position With Endless Potential 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 25th June 11am View Wednesday 1-1.30pm & 5-5.30pm

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

AUCTION SATURDAY

AUCTION SATURDAY

ARMADALE 52 Armadale Street Sensational Family Zoned Living

TOORAK 7/732 Orrong Road Style And Sophistication

Sitting on one of Armadale’s iconic tree lined streets and close to High St shopping & café’s, this superb 4 bedroom family home will adapt to your growing families requirements. This smart zoned family home inc 3 sun filled living areas, excellent bedroom accomodation, nth facing entertaining courtyard and double carport.

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.

Auction Saturday 25th June 1pm View Wednesday 12-12.30pm & 55.30pm

Auction Saturday 25th June 11am View Thursday 1-1.30pm & 6.30-7pm

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Anthony Cantor 0412 254 007 James Scarff 0419 233 377 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

Anthony Cantor 0412 254 007 James Scarff 0419 233 377 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

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Toorak 304/28 Jackson Street “Toorak Place”

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Prahran 41 Charles Street A Flawless Blend Of Old And New 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. auction Saturday 25th June 2pm View Thursday 12-12.30pm & 5-5.30pm

darren Lewenberg 0412 555 556 Gary ormrod 0419 588 331 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

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. Expressions of Interest Close Tuesday 28th June 5pm View Thursday 11-11.30am

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

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South Yarra. 9820 1111

1/1219 Burke Road

Prahran 33/670 Malvern Road Position Perfect! This spacious light & bright 1st floor apartment features two double bedrooms (BIRs), spacious living room with leafy outlook, superb kitchen/ meals area, bathroom with laundry facilities, pol boards throughout & 1 x OSP. Within walking distance to Hawksburn Village, Chapel Street & Prahran Market. auction Saturday 2nd July 2pm View Wednesday 12-12.30pm

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sam Wilkinson 0400 169 148 scott Patterson 0417 581 074 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

South Yarra. 9820 1111

Amazingly Quiet Solid Brick Single Level Living Cavendish Court, a golden opportunity to own this lovely solid brick spacious house size villa with a garden outlook. Relax in the lovely spacious lounge & dining room looking out through bay windows or glass doors into the secluded outdoor courtyard. Includes 3 generous bedrooms, plenty of cupboards, kitchen, separate meals, bathroom, sep.laundry, ducted heating & single lock up garage with private access. Superbly located in the Sackville Ward with Burke Road & Cotham / Whitehorse Roads trams at your door. Short walk to shops, cafes, Reservoir Reserve & close to Melbourne´s prestigious schools. Not to be missed by astute home owners/downsizers & investors.

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Sat 9 July at 11.00am $630,000 plus Thur & Sat 11-11.30am Choon Chieh 0438 575 363 Chris Ewart 0419 897 979 1161 Burke Road Kew 9817 0123


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98 Kilby Road

IS TH Y N O RDA I CT TU U A SA

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 $820,000 plus Thursday 2.00 - 2.30pm & Saturday 2.00 - 2.30pm Tori McGregor 0433 356 600, Russell Turner 0419 955 655 1161 Burke Road Kew 9817 0123

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3/35 Talbot Avenue

IS TH Y N O RDA I CT TU AU SA

The Outlook Doesn´t Get Any Better! Tucked in a quiet pocket overlooking John August Reserve & a short walk to Whitehorse Road shops & tram 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: 3 bedrooms (main WIR & ensuite) & 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 $730,000 plus Thursday & Saturday 12.00 - 12.30pm Tori McGregor 0433 356 600, Chris Ewart 0419 897 979 1161 Burke Road Kew 9817 0123

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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)

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

Land: 755sq met. approx.

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30 Walsh Street - BALWYN Perfect for growing families, this remarkably accommodating 1930´s Tudor-style home is laden with character. Gracing a premier Reid Estate location amidst exceptional schooling, 109 tram and Anniversary Trail, this elegant home features 5 Bedrooms (main/ensuite), 2 Studies, gracious fireside formal rooms, well-fitted Kitchen/OP Living overlooking landscaped secluded north gardens. Upstairs Teen Living, 2nd bathroom, powder room, workshop, double auto garage, ducted heating, R/C air con, security.

Auction Inspect Land Contact

Office Visit

Saturday 2nd July at 1pm Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 2-2.30pm 17.7m x 42.7m (58´ x 140´) approx. Michael Hingston 0412 922 488 Steven Abbott 0407 324 240 Monica Rezk 0413 596 342 9810 5000 jelliscraig.com.au

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70 Corhampton Road - BALWYN NORTH Be transported to an infinite world of luxury and space in this magnificent French-inspired mansion where meticulous detail, consummate finish and sublime style embellish the ultimate living/entertaining experience. Exquisite formal, relaxed and teen zones over 2 grand-scale levels complement opulent Master Suite (twin dressingroom/spa ensuite), Guest quarters (WIRs/ensuite) plus 3 further Bedrooms (2/ensuite), Study, huge Theatre room (marble Bar), Marble/Miele Kitchen/Butlers Pantry, superb pillared terraces and water-feature landscaped garden oasis.

62 The weekly review \ june 22, 2011

Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Saturday 2nd July at 2pm Thursday & Saturday 2-2.30pm 16.5m x 42.5m (54´ x 140´) approx. Jin Shang 0412 530 178 Richard James 0408 751 189 9831 2800 jelliscraig.com.au


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.

Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Saturday 25th June at 12noon Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday from 11.30am 18.3m x 58.6m (60´ x 192´) approx. William Chen 0438 383 336 Richard James 0408 751 189 9831 2800 jelliscraig.com.au

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45 Christowel Street - CAMBERWELL A triumphant transformation creates spectacular family spaces in "Lowana", this remarkable Tudor-style home in Golf Links Estate with views to Dandenong Ranges. 3 sizeable levels highlight amazing space for all ages with superb formal rooms, stylish Euro Kitchen/OP domain and lush north deck, huge Parent´s sanctuary (sky-high views, WIRs, spa-ensuite) and Teen level with Rumpusroom. With 5 Bedrooms, Study/6th Bedroom, fireside Library, 4 bathrooms, huge cellar, luxuriant gardens (IG trampoline, sandpit, cubby), zoned heating/refrigerated cooling, 15000 lt tank and auto irrigation.

64 The weekly review \ june 22, 2011

Auction Inspect Land Contact

Office Visit

Saturday 2nd July at 12noon Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm 18.28m x 42.67m (60´ x 140´) approx. Alastair Craig 0418 335 363 Peter Batrouney 0419 005 236 Campbell Ward 0402 124 939 9810 5000 jelliscraig.com.au


15 Fairfield Avenue - CAMBERWELL The blue-chip Sunnyside Estate location close to well-respected schools, transport and shopping adds priceless prestige to this superb 1920´s home boasting impressive zoned proportions ideal for creating family harmony. A showcase of stylishly elegant space and light, it features refined and relaxed areas launched by wide Entrance hall and concluding with north BBQ terrace and luxuriant pool/gardens. With amazing storage through 5 Bedrooms (main/ dressingroom/dual bathroom and vast rooftop deck), huge Gamesroom, 3 bathrooms, heating/vacuum, double auto garage plus circular drive with multiple OSP.

Auction Inspect Land Contact

Office Visit

Saturday 2nd July at 11am Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 3-3.30pm 21m x 44m (69´ x 144´) approx. Michael Hingston 0412 922 488 Alastair Craig 0418 335 363 Monica Rezk 0413 596 342 9810 5000 jelliscraig.com.au

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2B Grange Avenue - CANTERBURY 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 finest natural finishes complement each awe-inspiring room. Within reach of Melbourne´s best schools, this magnificent home features 5 Bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, exquisite formal rooms and flowing Family zones overlooking azure lap pool and north al fresco Kitchen/gardens. With marble Kitchen, Teen Living, luxe Home Theatre/bar, cellar and 6 car basement.

66 The weekly review \ june 22, 2011

Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

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


9 Nairn Street - ASHBURTON ´IONA´ c1923 - Blessed with warm and inviting interiors and a deep rear garden boasting direct gated access to Gardiners Creek parklands and bike trails, this character-filled, double storey Californian provides an exceptional family environment. Welcoming interiors include beautiful Formal Sitting and Dining domain with open fire, well-equipped timber Kitchen and attractive open-plan Living and Dining spaces extending via café-style bi-fold doors to a fabulous entertaining deck. 4 double Bedrooms plus 3 Bathrooms include main with ensuite.

Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Saturday 9th July at 11am Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 1-1.45pm 15.2m x 57m (50’ x 187’) approx. Jason Lee 0419 441 697 Talia Tomaino 0409 138 474 9809 8999 jelliscraig.com.au

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27 Scott Grove - GLEN IRIS An extraordinarily deep north/west parcel of land, 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.

68 The weekly review \ june 22, 2011

Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Saturday 25th June at 3pm Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday from 2.30pm 15.2m x 71.4m (50’ x 234’) approx. Mark Lawson 0414 777 887 Paul Williamson 0418 509 472 9809 8999 jelliscraig.com.au


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), Rumpus. Remote double garage, secure OSP x2.

Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

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

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1 Viewgrand Way - GREENSBOROUGH Superb family domain with stunning views from enormous corner allotment offers brilliant generous 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 rms, 4 bathrms, 6 bedrooms, gymnasium with wet bar & 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.

70 The weekly review \ june 22, 2011

Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Saturday 25th June at 12noon Thursday 6-6.30pm & Saturday from 11.30am 1,032 sqm (11,108 sq ft) approx Nick Smith 0425 755 238 Anthony Lapadula 0401 655 005 9490 2900 jelliscraig.com.au


21 St Helens Road - HAWTHORN EAST The substantial family accommodation of this exceptional classically-inspired residence is superbly enhanced by excellent appointments, meticulous presentation and wonderful northfacing rear entertainment oasis. A highly-coveted Anderson Park locale near premier schools and Camberwell Junction complements an enviable family lifestyle enjoying 5 Bedrooms (BIRs, main with WIR, ensuite and views), Study (or 6th), elegant Sittingroom, Diningroom, Miele Kitchen, Meals area, Familyroom, 2 bathrooms, subfloor cellar, deck, solar/salt pool and auto DLUG.

Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Saturday 2nd July at 12noon Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 3-3.30pm 15.05m x 42.43m (49’ x 139’) approx. Steve Burke 0448 331 653 Peter Vigano 0407 301 224 9810 5000 jelliscraig.com.au

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3/23-25 Evelina Street - MONT ALBERT NORTH Low-maintenance luxury is expressed throughout the light-filled 3 BR floor-plan of this brand new contemporary residence. 2 downstairs living areas inc. large formal sitting with c/yard access & an open-plan kitchen/meals/family feat. stone/Euro appliances complemented by north facing landscaped garden backdrop. Downstairs main bedroom (WIR/ensuite), two further upstairs bedrooms (BIRs), superb second bathroom serves in style. Security, heating/ cooling, duct. vac & double garage with internal access. Ideally located near Belmore Village, bus, schools & Shoppingtown.

72 The weekly review \ june 22, 2011

Auction Inspect Contact Office Visit

Saturday 25th June at 11am Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday from 10.30am Daniel Bradd 0411 347 511 Richard Spratt 0412 493 189 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.

1156 Riversdale Road - BOX HILL SOUTH Secluded, serene and secure set down on a quiet stretch behind landscaped garden, this imposing residence is a substantial, state-of-the-art family sanctuary boasting a sweeping rear panorama from the Dandenongs to Wattle Park. A consummate entertainer, this multi-level domain boasts 4 robed Bedrooms (palatial main), 3 bathrooms, Loungeroom, Family Living/ Dining, gourmet Kitchen, balconies, ducted heating, air-con, vacuum, alarm, stunning parquetry floor, superb entertainment area, huge auto garage. Near PLC, shops and trams.

Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Saturday 25th June at 11am Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday from 10.30am 16.2m x 48.8m (53´ x 160´) approx. William Chen 0438 383 336 Richard James 0408 751 189 9831 2800 jelliscraig.com.au

Saturday 2nd July at 1pm Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 12.15-12.45pm 723 sq. metres (7,777 sq. ft) approx. Tom Ryan 0413 872 550 David Volpato 0414 701 983 9810 5000 jelliscraig.com.au

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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.

14 Kirkwood Drive - CAMBERWELL In a peaceful, tree lined cul de sac, with locally renowned Willison Park just steps away, this bright 3 Bedroom residence presents comfortable family surroundings whilst plans to renovate/extend or build a dream home (STCA) are considered. Spacious Sitting with northerly aspect accompanies Dining, central Kitchen with Family Meals, 3 Bedrooms (BIRs), spotless bathroom and laundry (2nd WC). Rear lawned garden, garaging x2, multiple OSP. Walk to Hartwell Stn, minutes to Toorak Rd trams, Hartwell shops.

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Private Sale Inspect Saturday 2-2.30pm 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

Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Saturday 2nd July at 3.00pm Thursday 12.45-1.15pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm 15.2m x 36.6m (50´ x 120´) approx. Mark Lawson 0414 777 887 Paul Keane 0419 330 571 9810 5000 jelliscraig.com.au


133 Prospect Hill Road - CANTERBURY Pretty as a picture, this charming Edwardian home c 1912 displays an irresistible street presence. It retains many original period features combined with relaxed family spaces providing instant enjoyment or possibilities for extension, STCA. A beautiful front garden, return verandah and stunning leadlight entrance lead to a substantial master bedroom, two double bedrooms, and a generous living room. The modern kitchen and inviting dining space open onto an expansive deck and north facing rear garden via French doors.

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

Private Sale Inspect Thursday & Saturday 2-2.30pm Land 13.72m x 37.40m (45 x 122.67 ft) approx. Contact Michael Hingston 0412 922 488 Alastair Craig 0418 335 363 Office 9810 5000 Visit jelliscraig.com.au

Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Saturday 25th June at 2pm Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday from 1.30pm 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, Family/Meals area to deck, bathroom, gourmet Kitchen, and DLUG.

1/5 Munro Street - KEW EAST A serene lifestyle sanctuary of impressive space and light, this exceptional townhouse is easycare living at its finest in a lovely tree-lined street close to Hays Paddock, trams, and Kew High School. Contemporary styling and quality appointment distinguish this superb home featuring chic formal zone, smart Smeg/Stone OP Kitchen/Living domain open to exotic north courtgarden terrace, 3 double Bedrooms (BIRs, main/WIRs/ensuite/balcony), Study Retreat, bathroom, powder room, heat/cool/security, video Intercom/auto gates/double garage.

76 The weekly review \ june 22, 2011

Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Auction Inspect Contact Office Visit

Saturday 25th June at 11am Thursday 12.45-1.15pm & Saturday from 10.30am 15.2m x 49m (50’ x 160’) approx. Greg Toogood 0418 385 440 Alastair Craig 0418 335 363 9810 5000 jelliscraig.com.au

Saturday 2nd July at 1.30pm Thursday 5.30-6pm & Saturday 11.30am-12noon Paul Pellegrino 0409 960 979 Andrew Keleher 0417 599 135 9810 5000 jelliscraig.com.au


14 Docker Street - RICHMOND HILL This charming Edwardian offers endless possibilities for renovation/extension to capture magnificent city views (STCA) or enjoy comfortable spaces today. In one of Richmond´s best streets boasting a rare 2nd frontage to Waverley St, ready for a double garage. Currently comprising 3 great sized bedrooms, central bathroom, kitchen/meals area, original arched hallway with high ceilings and a rear west facing courtyard with direct access from Waverley St. There is endless potential here, approved plans & permits for extension.

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.

Auction Inspect Contact Office Visit

Auction Inspect Contact Office Visit

Saturday 9th July at 1.00pm Thursday 5-5.30pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm Clayton Smith 0418 877 445 Michelle Williams 0422 362 974 9428 3333 jelliscraig.com.au

Saturday 25th June at 10am Thursday 11.15-11.45am & Saturday from 9.30am Richard Spratt 0412 493 189 Daniel Bradd 0411 347 511 9832 0500 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, big laundry, heating, a/c, alarm, Studio, OSP.

3/115 Croydon Road - SURREY HILLS Enjoying a convenient position in a charming village setting, this low maintenance home unit offers generous proportions in a small complex of 4. Fresh, light-filled accommodation is neatly presented, with easy scope to add further value. Comprises 2 large BRs (BIRs), spacious lounge with gas heater, bright kitchen/meals, central bathrm, sep WC, laundry with external access to courtyard & lockup garage. Walk to train station, Union Rd shops & cafes, Canterbury Sports ground & Surrey Gardens. Ideal investment or starter property.

78 The weekly review \ june 22, 2011

Auction Inspect Land Contact Office Visit

Auction Inspect Contact Office Visit

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

Saturday 2nd July at 11am Thursday 2.30-3pm & Saturday 2-2.30pm Annalise Newell 0402 937 607 Peter Vigano 0407 301 224 9830 5966 jelliscraig.com.au


1B New Street - SURREY HILLS

Office Visit

Saturday 25th June at 1pm Thursday 11.15-11.45am & Saturday from 12.30pm Irreg 557 sq. metres (5,995 sq. ft) approx. Peter Vigano 0407 301 224 Michael Wood 0425 280 191 9810 5000 jelliscraig.com.au

D Pr ev im el e op C m or en ne tS r ite

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

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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 from 1.30pm 15.2m x 45.7m (50´ x 150´) approx. Richard Spratt 0412 493 189 Daniel Bradd 0411 347 511 9831 2800 jelliscraig.com.au

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40 Barrington Drive - ASHWOOD

6 Clayton Road - BALWYN

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.

Get set for a superb family future adjacent to Minifie Reserve with this elevated 5 Bedroom residence affording immediate,livable comfort with ranges views. Invites renovation or rebuilding (STCA) near schools, shops and transport.

Auction Inspect Land Contact

Auction Inspect Land Contact

Office Visit

Saturday 25th June at 1pm Thursday 1.30-2pm & Saturday from 12.30pm 720 sq. metres (7,750 sq. ft.) approx. Mark Lawson 0414 777 887 Paul Williamson 0418 509 472 9809 8999 jelliscraig.com.au

Office Visit

Saturday 25th June at 11am Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday from 10.30am 15.9m x 49m (52´ x 160´) approx. Tom Ryan 0413 872 550 Patrick Dennis 0409 321 159 9831 2800 jelliscraig.com.au

1/926 Toorak Road - CAMBERWELL

63 Rowen Street - GLEN IRIS

This beautifully renovated 3 Bedroom villa affords stylish and spacious sun-drenched accommodation flowing to delightful north-facing outdoor entertainment areas and gardens. 2 bright Living areas, 2 bathrooms and lock up garage.

This comfortably presented 3 Bedroom family home with sought after northern rear presents immediately appealing surroundings with scope to renovate/extend or build a dream home (STCA) close to parkland, schools. Garage, multi OSP.

Auction Inspect Contact

Auction Inspect Land Contact

Office Visit

Saturday 2nd July at 3pm Thursday & Saturday 2-2.30pm Steve Burke 0448 331 653 Maree Keel 0438 828 582 9810 5000 jelliscraig.com.au

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Office Visit

Saturday 2nd July at 11am Thursday 2.15-2.45pm & Saturday 2-2.30pm 15.2m x 40.8m (50’ x 134’) approx Mark Lawson 0414 777 887 Paul Keane 0419 330 571 9809 8999 jelliscraig.com.au


5/28 Liddiard Street - HAWTHORN

80A Cecil Street - KEW

Peacefully positioned at the rear of an exclusive block, this spacious 2 Bedroom 1st floor apartment with covered car space on title is ideally located to take full advantage of its enviable Glenferrie/Swinburne position.

Nestled securely behind a classical courtyard this stylish 3 Bedroom, 2 bathroom townhouse with own street frontage affords a high quality, low-maintenance lifestyle in a quiet location convenient to Outer Circle Trail, High St shops and trams.

Auction Inspect Contact

Auction Inspect Land Contact

Office Visit

Saturday 2nd July at 12.30pm Thursday 12.45-1.15pm & Saturday 10-10.30am Julian Tonkin 0419 341 341 David Banks 0422 868 410 9831 2800 jelliscraig.com.au

Office Visit

Saturday 2nd July at 1pm Thursday & Saturday 1-1.30pm Irreg 266 sq. metres (2,863 sq. ft) approx. Steve Burke 0448 331 653 Maree Keel 0438 828 582 9810 5000 jelliscraig.com.au

41B Darling Road - MALVERN EAST

14 Park Road - SURREY HILLS

This rear 2 Bedroom villa presents immaculate single level living only a short walk from comprehensive shopping, transport, Monash University Caulfield. Open plan Living/Dining, modern Kitchen, northerly courtyard, lock up garage.

A marvelous 1st home with scope to up-style only metres to tram, Village restaurants and Wattle Park, this delightful 2 Bedroom semi-detached home features Living, Dining, neat Kitchen and gorgeous well-established north gardens, SLUG.

Auction Inspect Contact

Auction Inspect Land Contact

Office Visit

Saturday 9th July at 11am Thursday 11.15-11.45am & Saturday 10.30-11am Mark Lawson 0414 777 887 Paul Williamson 0418 509 472 9832 0500 jelliscraig.com.au

Office Visit

Saturday 2nd July at 11am Thursday 11.15-11.45am & Saturday 12-12.30pm Irreg 400 sq. metres (4,306 sq. ft) approx. Julian Tonkin 0419 341 341 Jenny Gillies 0419 008 512 9831 2800 jelliscraig.com.au

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CLOSING THIS WEDNESDAY

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. 82 The weekly review \ june 22, 2011

Expressions of Interest Closing Wednesday 22nd June at 3.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) View Wednesday 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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CLOSING THIS WEDNESDAY

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 1.00 - 1.30pm Call Jeremy Fox 0418 339 650 Andrew Smith 0413 309 605 Warwick Anderson 0418 320 873 Office 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000

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MALVERN 36 Embling Road Positioned in one of Malvern’s finest tree lined streets, this stunning Tuscan inspired residence offers bright interiors, generous proportions and a gracious outdoor flow and is only moments to Glenferrie Rd and High St shops, cafes, restaurants, schools and transport. Formal lounge with open fire place, dining, designer kitchen, meals, family room with open fire place, upstairs retreat, 3 bedrooms each with ensuite, study, powder room, heating/cooling, high ceilings, parquetry floors, cellar, gym, security, intercom, solar power, BBQ, plunge pool and double garage with internal access. Land 459m2. 84 The weekly review \ june 22, 2011

Expressions of Interest Closing Friday 8th July at 3.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) View Wednesday & Saturday 11.00 - 11.30am Call Phillip French 0411 090 987 Andrew Smith 0413 309 605 Office 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000

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ONLY 5 LEFT

MALVERN 1261 Malvern Road (Cnr Elizabeth Street) Brand new 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.

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

PORT MELBOURNE 33/95 Rouse Street

PORT MELBOURNE 37/95 Rouse Street

This 3rd floor apartment is a rare, larger than usual one bedroom plus study example in an iconic address - HM@S. Stainless steel kitchen and luxurious bathroom serve in style. Enjoy balcony views of the city and the sea. Pool, gym, tennis court, sauna, concierge, security and car space on title.

This large two bedroom, two bathroom apartment’s living/dining domain enjoys a superb vista back over the city and is served by a quality European kitchen. A stunning HM@S apartment in a prized building with concierge, 24 hour security, pool, gym, tennis court, sauna and car space on title.

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Saturday 9th July at 2.30pm (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday 12.30 - 1.00pm & Saturday 1.30 - 2.00pm Gerald Betts 0418 371 855 James Vakrinos 0402 434 344 133 Victoria Avenue, Albert Park 9699 7222 rtedgar.com.au

Saturday 9th July at 1.30pm (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday 12.00 - 12.30pm & Saturday 1.00 - 1.30pm Gerald Betts 0418 371 855 James Vakrinos 0402 434 344 133 Victoria Avenue, Albert Park 9699 7222 rtedgar.com.au june 22, 2011 \ The weekly review 85


104 Somerville Road Yarraville Ph 9316 9000 1/66 Douglas Parade Williamstown Ph 9393 1600 www.jasstephens.com.au

ANGLESEA – POINT ROADKNIGHT 92 Melba Pde Quality 4 BR, 4 bathroom home. Opportunity to buy into the tightly held Point Roadknight precinct 30m from Anglesea Motor Yacht Club & beach. Gourmet kitchen, butlers pantry. Dining/living with 4.5m ceiling, opens to a nth facing deck. Separate lounge, surround sound, double glazed windows, Infloor heating & RCAC. Landscaped garden, plus 2 x 22000 L tanks. Dbl garage. 1 hr 15 min to Melbourne.

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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.

278 High Street, Kew 86 The weekly review \ june 22, 2011

HAWTHORN 19/178 Power Street AUCTION

This Saturday at 11 am

INSPECT

Thursday 1-1:30 pm & Saturday 10:30-11 am

CONTACT

Nick Whyte 0417 131 153 & Bruce Bonnett 0418 333 042

Generous, ground floor apartment set at the rear of the development. Comprising security entrance, spacious living, balcony & huge private courtyard, separate modern kitchen/ meals with stainless steel appliances & dishwasher, two bedrooms with built-in robes, bathroom with separate toilet & laundry facilities and two car spaces on title.

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Saturday 9th July at 11 am

INSPECT

Thursday 2-2:30 pm

CONTACT

Nick Whyte 0417 131 153 & Bruce Bonnett 0418 333 042

& Saturday 12-12:30 pm

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CAMBERWELL 17 The Grove Nestled in a quiet cul de sac, just a short drive to the Junction, this pretty solid brick Bungalow has all the hallmarks of something great and is a prime candidate for renovation and or extension STCA. Set back on the allotment, the gracious home offers 3 bedrooms, each with built-in robes, a lovely formal lounge with open fire place which opens through to the formal dining room. The 80´s kitchen and central bathroom would flourish from a period renovation which would pull the whole house together. There´s a garden and timber veranda, a separate laundry and gas ducted heating. A fine home of stature and grace that represents real opportunity in a commanding street and locale.

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TOORAK 2/21 Grange Road TIMELESS ELEGANCE WITH ENTERTAINING PROPORTIONS. Capturing glorious northern sun, this esteemed first floor 2 bedroom 3 bathroom security apartment has eternal appeal. Situated at the rear, this elevated apartment provides a generous north facing living & dining rooms separated by bi-fold doors, granite limed timber kitchen (Miele appliances, casual meals area, 2 balconies, auto garage and undercover parking via auto gate. In this premier location, a short walk to Toorak Village, tram and the Yarra.

Saturday 9 July at 1.00 Thu & Sat 12.00-12.30 Andrew Chapman 0412 280 773 Simon Byrne 0413 701 444 273 Camberwell Road Camberwell 9805 1111

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2 Saturday 2 July at 12.00 $700K-$750K Wed, Sat & Sun 1.15-2.00 Christopher Dane 0418 319 809 Rodney Morley 0418 321 222 428 Toorak Road Toorak 9826 0000

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

In the highly regarded Blackburn Lake precinct sits this 12 years young single level modern home surrounded by a beautiful established garden. The home benefits from its northerly orientation & large land size of 860m2 (approx). The home comprises of 2 spacious living areas, well equipped kitchen, 4 bedrooms + study, ensuite & WIR to master bedroom, GDH, evap cooling & DLUG with workspace. Located in close proximity to public transport, Blackburn Lake Primary & Forest Hill Chase shopping Centre.

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2 Saturday 9 July at 11.00 $850K - $925K Thu 3.00-3.30 & Sat 12.00-12.30 Julian Badenach 0414 609 665 Rachel Waters 0413 465 746 10 Main Street Blackburn 9894 1000

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GLEN IRIS

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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

JUNE 22, 2011 \ THE WEEKLY REVIEW 91


Balwyn 97a Yarrbat Avenue Exceptional standard of quality and sophistication. In prestigious Yarrbat Avenue this luxury home with impeccably finished interiors and exteriors is the pinnacle in ultra-modern living. Positioned in the tightly held Balwyn High School zone, next to Beckett Park and Maranoa Gardens, consummate style and flair is evident in the superb Miele/Calcutta marble kitchen, living and dining capturing the sun with full length windows, and 3 opulent marble bathrooms (master-ensuite). The north facing sun soaked alfresco deck is the ultimate in lifestyle entertaining with gas fire, BBQ, bar fridge, TV and 12 person spa. Indulge in 4 robed bedrooms with balcony, study, powder, ducted heating/ cooling, auto garage, security, video intercom, and finished with luxury appointments. 92 The weekly review \ june 22, 2011

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2 Thurs 3.00 - 3.30pm & 6.00 - 6.30pm & Sat 1.00 - 1.30pm Sat 2nd July - 2.00pm 46 / E7 Price on application Balwyn 544 Whitehorse Road 3103 9830 7000 Maurice Di Marzio 0419 182 276 Toby Parker 0413 581 104

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Canterbury 17b Mont Albert Road Making a statement in style and luxury on the Mile! Designed for those who demand the finer things in life, this State-of-the-Art 45sq approx executive residence takes an exceptional approach to resort-style luxury and innovative style. An awe-inspiring entertainer culminating to perfection in a north-facing “outdoor room” for all-year-round dining and intimate poolside entertaining, this streamlined home also features 4 deluxe bedrooms (WIRs, 2/ensuite including master/dressingroom and freestanding tub in chic ensuite), study, lavish home theatre, upper teen retreat, chef’s kitchen (butlers pantry/wine storage) and superb open plan zones (gas fire) revealing BBQ terrace and stylish spa-pool amidst lushly landscaped garden milieu.

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Thurs & Sat 11.00 - 11.30am Sat 9th July - 11.00am 45 / K8 $2,500,000 - $2,750,000 Hawthorn/Camberwell 1153-1157 Burke Road 3101 9944 3888 Paul Pfeiffer 0411 224 008 Robyn Breslin 0405 105 799

hockingstuart.com.au june 22, 2011 \ The weekly review 93


Balwyn 21 Brenbeal Street Fabulous family flexibility. Lovely 1920s origins, a sensitively updated, superbly flexible interior and brilliant lifestyle location on the edge of Balwyn Village (zoned for Balwyn High School) define the spectacular family appeal of this splendid home. Beautifully proportioned rooms include lounge/study, dining (both OFPs), 3 bedrooms (main/dual bathroom, 1/balcony) plus lower level 4th bedroom with adjoining living room (kitchenette) and bathroom ideal for teens or home office (separate access). Also features modern kitchen (European appliances) and casual zones overlooking leafy deck and picturesque gardens. Ducted heating, security and off street parking. Land: 736sqm (7,931sqft) approximately. 4

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Thurs & Sat 3.30 - 4.00pm Sat 2nd July - 1.00pm 46 / F8 $1,350,000 - $1,450,000 Balwyn 544 Whitehorse Road 3103 9830 7000 Claire Wenn 0409 857 506 Toby Parker 0413 581 104

Balwyn North 19 Kendari Avenue Excellence and elegance in an exceptional locale. With wonderfully spacious proportions and panoramic views over Macleay Park, this classically refined family home provides the perfect opportunity to live in a desirable street in the sought after Balwyn High School zone. Formal lounge, informal living with OFP, dining, theatre room and children’s zone are complimented by the Caesarstone/European kitchen with walk-in pantry and generous alfresco dining. 4 large robed bedrooms create space for the family with the master comprising walk-in robe and spa ensuite, plus 2 additional ensuites, study, powder and laundry. Including ducted heating/ cooling, remote double garage, alarm, smart wiring and integrated speakers, this home is a rare find. 4

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Thurs & Sat 2.00 - 2.30pm Sat 2nd July - 3.00pm 46 / B4 > EPR $1,700,000 - $1,850,000 > OFFICE Balwyn 544 Whitehorse Road 3103 > TEL 9830 7000 > CONTACT Maurice Di Marzio 0419 182 276 Toby Parker 0413 581 104 > VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF

hockingstuart.com.au 94 The weekly review \ june 22, 2011


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. 4

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Thurs 1.00 - 1.30pm & Sat 2.30 - 3.00pm Sat 2nd July - 11.00am 61 / D2 $1,050,000 - $1,150,000 Balwyn 544 Whitehorse Road 3103 9830 7000 Claire Wenn 0409 857 506 Toby Parker 0413 581 104

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 room, sun-filled family room, 4 BRs & generous family garden. The original beauty remains, with an imposing entry, pressed metal ceilings, marble & timber fireplace surrounds & wide timber floorboards. A new bathroom, plantation shutters & a pool add a contemporary element, making this perfect for now & your future plans. 4

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Wed 2.00 - 2.30pm & Sat from 2.00pm Sat 25th June - 2.30pm 67 / F10 > OFFICE Brighton 307 Bay Street 3186 > TEL 9596 7055 > CONTACT Peter Kennett 0418 318 284 Barb Gregory 0419 568 370 Tamara Whelan 0409 532 606 > VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF

hockingstuart.com.au june 22, 2011 \ The weekly review 95


Hawthorn East 6 Lilydale Grove Affordable First Home or Ideal Investment Location is everything, with access to Auburn Village, train station, Victoria Road Reserve, Swinburne University and the vibrant Glenferrie Road shopping this is no exeption. Northerly orientated, this comfortable freestanding home offers two bedrooms (main/BIRs), galley-style timber kitchen, fireside lounge (electric heating, airconditioner) with full-width al fresco deck leading to laundry (second WC) and storage.

Thurs & Sat 1.00 - 1.30pm Sat 9th July - 11.30am 45 F10 $590,000 - $640,000 Hawthorn/Camberwell 1153-1157 Burke Road, Kew 3101 > TEL 9944 3888 > CONTACT Reilly Waterfield 0422 291 773 Shamit Verma 0401 137 597 > VIEW

> AUCTION > MEL REF > EPR > OFFICE

Ashwood 68 Silverash Avenue This memorable family home blends original 1950’s detail with huge growth potential for families. Surrounded by a cottage-style, it has three bedrooms and option for a fourth or study. Transport and schools are on your doorstep.

96 The weekly review \ june 22, 2011

726 (approx) Thurs 1.00 - 1.30pm & Sat from 12.00pm > AUCTION Sat 25th June - 12.30pm > MEL REF 60 / J9 > EPR $600,000 - $660,000 > OFFICE Glen Iris 58 High Street 3146 > TEL 9885 9811 > CONTACT Tina Ceravolo 0417 533 125 Nick Walker 0417 330 650 > VIEW

Balwyn 2/50 Yerrin 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.

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Thurs 12.00 - 12.30pm & Sat from 11.30am > AUCTION Sat 25th June - 12.00pm > MEL REF 46 / E7 > EPR $900,000 - $990,000 > OFFICE Balwyn 544 Whitehorse Road 3103 > TEL 9830 7000 > CONTACT Claire Wenn 0409 857 506 Maurice Di Marzio 0419 182 276 > VIEW

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Box Hill 13 Bass Street Surrounded by lovely gardens this unique home is primely positioned minutes from train, shops, schools, TAFE, Deakin University and freeway. Unique opportunity, offering an abundance of choices for astute buyers.

Prahran 20 Spring Street Sublime style by the Village. Open plan living & dining room with polished concrete flooring to an easy-care courtyard, clever stone kitchen with an integrated Liebherr refrigerator, 2 bedrooms, BIRs, designer bathroom, hydronic heating & reverse cycle air-conditioning & more.

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694 (approx)

Thurs 12.00 - 12.30pm & Sat from 1.30pm > AUCTION Sat 25th June - 2.00pm > EPR $800,000 - $880,000 > MEL REF 47 / C12 > OFFICE Balwyn 544 Whitehorse Road 3103 > TEL 9830 7000 > CONTACT Danielle Henry 0409 808 955 Toby Parker 0413 581 104 > VIEW

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Thurs 5.30 - 6.00pm & Sat as advertised > AUCTION Sat 2nd July - 11.30am > MEL REF 58 / G6 > EPR $700,000 - $770,000 > OFFICE Armadale 835 High Street 3143 > TEL 9509 0411 > CONTACT Andrew James 0411 420 788 Anna Perry 0434 212 271 > VIEW

Prahran/Windsor 22 Gladstone Street The perfect position partners with this elegant 2-bedroom terrace with a superb courtyard which puts the best of Prahran, Albert Park Lake, St Kilda & the city at your door. New Caesar stone kitchen, separate living/dining & more.

Richmond 25 Barrow Place (Enter off Gibdon St) Stunning architect designed 3BR, 350sqm contemporary warehouse conversion. Sleek central Euro kitch/dining, entertaining terraces, study, ma ster BR ensuite & crtyard, pwder, laund, LUG. City living awaits!

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Wed 1.00 - 1.30pm & Sat as advertised > AUCTION Sat 9th July - 11.30am > MEL REF 58 / C7 > EPR $680,000 - $730,000 > OFFICE Armadale 835 High Street 3143 > TEL 9509 0411 > CONTACT Andrew Summons 0418 321 604 Anna Perry 0434 212 271 > VIEW

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Wed 6.00 - 6.30pm & Sat & Sun as advertised > AUCTION Sat 9th July - 12.30pm > EPR $1,400,000 - $1,450,000 > MEL REF 44 / H12 > OFFICE Richmond 515 Bridge Road 3121 > TEL 9421 7100 > CONTACT Craig Hillis 0413 831 311 Brett Graham 0417 766 777 > VIEW

hockingstuart.com.au june 22, 2011 \ The weekly review 97


MALVERN 27 Spring Road Spectacular design concepts by architect David Edelman, the finest imported and local finishes and an elite Malvern address come together with impressive effect to create an unforgettable 18 month old family domain of sublime luxury and style. The proportions are exceptionally generous throughout living and entertaining spaces, all brilliantly oriented to capture year round northern light. A fully fitted study/office precedes formal living and dining areas with Jetmaster fireplace and sensational family living and dining spaces all opening to picturesque north-facing landscaped garden complete with stunning self-cleaning and solar heated pool and Vergola covered al fresco entertaining terrace with BBQ. The state of the art gourmet kitchen is equipped with Miele appliances, WIP, white stone benches and a clever home office. A fabulous children’s play/ recreation room downstairs is complemented upstairs with a second generous living/retreat commanding panoramic views of the Dandenongs. The main bedroom with walk through robes and opulent ensuite is accompanied by two further bedrooms with WIRs/ensuites, fourth bedroom (BIR) and fourth bathroom. A comprehensive list of features including zoned heating and cooling throughout, alarm, video intercom, ducted vacuum, auto blinds, two powder-rooms, laundry, auto-irrigation, underground water tank, solar hot water and double garage completes a most compelling family package. Land: 902sqm (approx).

www.27springroadmalvern.com Auction

Thursday 30th June at 12noon

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 10-10.30am

Contact

Joanna Nairn 0419 994 664 | Justin Long 0418 537 973

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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TOORAk 43 Bruce Street Offering exceptional scope for development (STCA), this c1925 Georgian style corner residence with marble foyer introduces study, sitting room (OFP), formal dining (OFP), European kitchen and living/dining opening to north-facing terrace and garden with heated pool. Main bedroom (ensuite/WIR) is complemented by three further bedrooms, downstairs recreation area, sauna and two bathrooms. Features ducted heating, video-intercom, RC/airconditioning, alarm, irrigation, powder-room, double garage. Land: 732sqm (22.86mx32m) approx.

www.43brucestreettoorak.com Auction

Saturday 2nd July at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 10-10.30am

Contact

Justin Long 0418 537 973 Peter Bennison 0418 332 864 Richard Mackinnon 0414 822 579

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au 100 The weekly review \ june 22, 2011


cAnTERBuRy 2 McGregor Street This stunning Edwardian family home meticulously renovated & 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 & trampoline. Walking distance to Maling Rd, 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 from 11am

Contact

Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au june 22, 2011 \ The weekly review 101


MALveRn eAST 34 Boston Avenue Meticulously and stylishly renovated throughout, this instantly appealing Californian Bungalow impressively combines period charm with contemporary style. Polished timber floors and high ceilings distinguish central hallway leading to study, elegant sitting room, main bedroom with WIR/ensuite, three further bedrooms (BIRs) and bathroom. Light-filled open plan living and dining room with stunning contemporary Smeg kitchen open to deep northeast garden. Features ducted heating/cooling, alarm, laundry, attic storage, drip system, auto gates, 3xOSPs. Land: 664sqm/7,150sqft (approx).

www.34bostonavenuemalverneast.com Auction

Saturday 2nd July at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11.30-12noon & Saturday 12.30-1pm

Contact

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

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au 102 The weekly review \ june 22, 2011


bALWYn noRTH 65 Cityview Road Commanding breathtaking views, this spectacular residence showcases sheer luxury and sublime designer style through sitting room, formal dining and expansive living/dining areas that include home cinema and state of the art Miele kitchen opening to courtyard and gym. Two luxurious main bedrooms with WIR/en-suites and balconies are complemented by three further bedrooms, two en-suites, fifth bathroom, study and upstairs living. Features lift, heating/cooling, alarm, video intercom, powder-room, 4xcar garage, auto gates.

www.65cityviewroadbalwynnorth.com Auction

Saturday 25th June at 3.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 6-6.30pm & Saturday from 3pm

Contact

Leonard Teplin 0402 431 657 Lisa Yeung 0422 677 033

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au june 22, 2011 \ The weekly review 103


kEW 6 Belmont Avenue Captivating c1914 timber Edwardian residence delivers a compelling blend of period elegance and present day comfort through generous dimensions. Ornate ceilings, wide cornices, deep skirting and Baltic pine floors are highlighted through entrance hall, magnificent sitting room (marble fireplace) and three oversized bedrooms (OFPs) complemented by two further bedrooms (BIRs) and two bathrooms. Fully equipped kitchen, breakfast room and generous living open to deep northeast garden. Features ducted heating, RC/air-conditioner, studio, 3xOSP, ROW access. Land: 850sqm (approx).

www.6belmontavenuekew.com Auction

Saturday 2nd July at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 1.30-2pm

Contact

Leonard Teplin 0402 431 657 Dean Gilbert 0418 994 939 Lisa Yeung 0422 677 033

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au 104 The weekly review \ june 22, 2011


kEW 34 Macartney Avenue A Sackville Ward address enhances this exceptional, freshly finished residence of up to six bedrooms and four superb travertine bathrooms. North facing formal entertaining areas lead to family living/dining dimensions that form a fabulous indoor-outdoor relationship with paved alfresco pavilion and solar heated pool. A Calacatta marble kitchen features Ilve appliances and butler’s pantry. Ducted heating, refrigerated cooling, ducted vacuum and five car garage. Surrounded by some of Melbourne’s best schools. Nothing could be finer. Land: 882sqm (approx).

www.34macartneyavenuekew.com Auction

Saturday 2nd July at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & 6-6.30pm & Saturday 2-2.30pm

Contact

Walter Dodich 0413 262 655 Ericka Wong 0411 472 849 Cameron Edgoose 0438 064 212

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au june 22, 2011 \ The weekly review 105


ARMADAle 3 Murray Street

This magnificent brand new single level Christopher Doyle Designed residence with Stuart Rattle interiors showcases an unsurpassed level of luxury, quality & attention to detail. Stained Oak floors & 3.3m ceilings are highlighted through hallway, beautiful study, elegant sitting room, 3 bedrooms all with marble en-suites/WIRs. Stunning gourmet Miele kitchen/butler’s pantry & dramatically proportioned living/ dining room open to picturesque northwest garden with plunge pool. Features ducted heating/cooling, alarm, video intercom, powder-room, laundry, double garage, auto gates.

www.3murraystreetarmadale.com Expressions of Interest Close Monday 4th July at 5pm Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 11.30-12noon

Contact

Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271 Nicole French 0417 571 505

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au 106 The weekly review \ june 22, 2011


CAMBeRWeLL 66 Broadway One of prestigious Broadway’s most ornate family homes, ‘Lushwood’ c1908 stands as a testament to the detailed craftsmanship & aesthetic of a glorious era. Faithfully enhanced for superb modern family living & is within a short stroll of private schools, transport & Burke Road shopping. Set on a substantial established garden 1560sqm allotment (approx), ‘Lushwood’ boasts five bedrooms, study, two bathrooms, exquisite sitting room, grand formal dining room, family room opening to covered patio, meals area, granite kitchen, powder room, OFPs, cellar, ducted heating/cooling, large garden, heated tiled pool, rain tanks, auto DLUG.

www.66broadwaycamberwell.com Auction

Saturday 25th June at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday from 1pm

Contact

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

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au june 22, 2011 \ The weekly review 107


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 from 11am

Contact

DĂŠsirĂŠe Wakim 0412 336 266 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au 108 The weekly review \ june 22, 2011


ALBerT PArk 30 St Vincent Place North This magnificent c1866 freestanding Victorian residence is superbly situated on a substantial landholding of almost 1000 sqm in one of Australia’s most prestigious residential addresses. Behind the classic Italianate façade, eight principal rooms, ornate ceilings, gracious proportions and northern orientation provide exceptional scope to restore to its former glory. Original Brick double storey brick stables plus two Victorian cottages with frontage to Draper Street are all offered on one title. A once in a lifetime opportunity. Land: 20 x 48m (approx).

www.30stvincentplacenorthalbertpark.com Auction

Sunday 26th June at 12noon

Inspect

Wednesday & Thursday 1-1.45pm & Saturday 12-12.45pm & Sunday from 11.30am

Contact

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

Office

119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au june 22, 2011 \ The weekly review 109


CAnTERBuRy 9 Church Street Amidst a heritage streetscape, this single level Edwardian style residence ideal for professional couples and people wishing to downsize is 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 from 10am

Contact

Cameron Edgoose 0438 064 212 Walter Dodich 0413 262 655

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au

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 from 2pm

Contact

Cameron Edgoose 0438 064 212 Walter Dodich 0413 262 655

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au 110 The weekly review \ june 22, 2011


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 bedroom (marble ensuite/2WIRs), is accompanied by 2 double bedrooms (WIR/BIR) & marble bathroom. Features hydronic heating, RC/air-con, alarm, intercom, powder room, ducted vacuum, water tank, irrigation, exceptional storage & double garage.

www.14csomersavenuemalvern.com Auction

Saturday 25th June at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday from 11am

Contact

Joanna Nairn 0419 994 664 Peter Bennison 0418 332 864

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au

MALvERN 4/8 Spring Road The brilliant refurbishment of this fabulous two-storey boutique town residence near Malvern Gardens breathes new life into a timeless Daryl Jackson design. Latest designer style is showcased through north-facing living room (Jetmaster) and inviting dining with streamlined gourmet Smeg kitchen opening to stunning northfacing courtyard. Main bedroom with stylish bathroom/ BIR is complemented by second bedroom (BIR), study and powder-room. Features plantation shutters, RC/airconditioning, Euro-laundry, carport.

www.4-8springroadmalvern.com Auction

Saturday 2nd July at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 12-12.30pm

Contact

Dean Gilbert 0418 994 939 James Redfern 0412 360 667 James McCormack 0410 503 389

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au june 22, 2011 \ The weekly review 111


MAlvERn 31/65 Station Street Absolutely stunning corner Penthouse apartment showcases contemporary designer style and spectacular views. Solid timber floors are highlighted through generously proportioned open plan living and dining space with gourmet Miele kitchen opening completely to a huge north-facing terrace. Downstairs bedroom (BIR) and stylish bathroom are accompanied upstairs by main bedroom (WIR), third bedroom (BIR) and designer bathroom. Features RC/air-conditioning, video-intercom, laundry, 2xbasement carparks, storage cage, lift access.

www.31-65stationstreetmalvern.com Auction

Saturday 2nd July at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 11-11.30am

Contact

James McCormack 0410 503 389 Dean Gilbert 0418 994 939

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au

MAlvERn EAST 43 Repton Road Perfectly picturesque frontage leads to surprising interior proportions giving this elegant three bedroom Edwardian enormous appeal metres to Ardrie Park. High heritage ceilings and polished floorboards complement arched hallway, light-filled living and dining area under mansard ceiling, quality kitchen with European appliances, large central bathroom, laundry, built-in robes, ducted heating, air-conditioning, OFPs and off-street parking. Close to fine schools, Waverley Road shopping strips, tram and trains.

www.43reptonroadmalverneast.com Auction

Saturday 25th June at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday from 11am

Contact

John Morrisby 0411 875 476 Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au 112 The weekly review \ june 22, 2011


bALWyN 8 Para Street Californian in gorgeous garden setting with great scope to further enhance/build comprises brilliant formal rooms, 3bedrooms, bathroom, formal living opening to a deck. Split-level extension incorporates main bedroom/ensuite, lower-level laundry+powder room, dining and informal living opening to a large covered deck and leafy private night-lit garden. Ideally located close to schools, parks, sporting facilities, transport and shopping. Includes ducted heating, R/C air-conditioners, garage/OSP.

www.8parastreetbalwyn.com Auction

Saturday 25th June at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday from 10am

Contact

Joe Muinos 0423 222 043 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au

KEW 3 Queen Street This comprehensively renovated, intelligently extended Edwardian establishes an ideal balance of traditional character and sophisticated state-of-the art comfort moments from Kew Junction. Three bedrooms, including main bedroom with ensuite, and a second beautiful bathroom complete alluring accommodation. North westerly rear aspects ensure abundant light complements highly desirable living/dining areas, a sleek, streamlined open-plan kitchen and a sun drenched courtyard defined by superb Spotted Gum decking.

www.3queenstreetkew.com Auction

Saturday 9th July at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 1.30-2pm

Contact

Kaine Lanyon 0411 875 478 Hamish Tostevin 0418 004 766 Stuart Evans 0402 067 710

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au june 22, 2011 \ The weekly review 113


kEW 17 Scott Street The enticing appeal of this stunning solid brick Victorian’s classically alluring façade, period features, high ceilings, generous proportions & immaculately presented interior is matched by a brilliant location that places good schools, transport, Glenferrie Rd shops & parks all within an easy walk. Polished boards flow through arched hallway to 3 BRs (2BIRs) & new bathroom. Generous living room (OFP), dining area & superbly equipped kitchen open to northwest courtyard garden. Garage (via ROW) offers versatility as an additional recreation room. Features ducted heating, RC/air-conditioning, attic storage, laundry, 2nd toilet, irrigation and versatile garage/recreation room via ROW.

www.17scottstreetkew.com Auction

Saturday 25th June at 10:30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday from 10am

Contact

Geordie Dixon 0418 588 399 Chris Barrett 0412 927 409

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au

kEW 97 Studley Park Road This appealing English-style clinker family home in the Studley Park precinct offers an outstanding opportunity to renovate/extend/modernise the interior to complement today’s family lifestyle or redevelop on large allotment (STCA). Accommodation comprises living room, adjacent dining, 2 bedrooms, period-style bathroom, open-plan kitchen/living/dining, covered outdoor terrace plus external laundry. Includes alarm, art deco ceilings/doors, ducted heating, split-system air-conditioners, under-house storage, tandem carport/garage. Land: 742sqm/7,983sqft (approx).

www.97studleyparkroadkew.com Auction

Saturday 2nd July at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm

Contact

Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766 Andrew Gibbons 0407 577 007

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au 114 The weekly review \ june 22, 2011


CAuLFIELD nORTH 6 normanby Avenue This exquisite single level 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. 12ft high 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

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday from 11am

Contact

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

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au

HAWTHORn EAST 27 Rathmines Road This grand double-fronted Victorian residence sits in an elevated position & enjoys close proximity to Auburn Village cafes, Glenferrie Rd, Camberwell Junction & Rathmines Rd Reserve. Classic period features complemented by sympathetic renovations & the generous proportions of its era offering zoned family accommodation comp formal sitting & dining room, 5 BRs (BIRs, main with WIR+ensuite), study, family bthrm, & laundry. A light & bright kitchen opens to a nth-facing informal living & dining room overlooking the leafy private garden. Other features include alarm, hydronic heating & double garage/ storage. Land: 748sqm (approx).

www.27rathminesroadhawthorneast.com Auction

Saturday 2nd July at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 1.30-2pm

Contact

Stuart Evans 0402 067 710 DĂŠsirĂŠe Wakim 0412 336 266

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au june 22, 2011 \ The weekly review 115


HAWTHORn 78 Church Street This appealing elevated Federation home is complemented by period attributes and a renovated interior featuring an immediately inviting ambience. Comprising hallway opening to three bedrooms, or 2+study, full-width living room, sparkling all-white bathroom, light-filled Euro S/S kitchen/dining with glossy Baltic Pine floors opening to a north-facing private paved courtyard plus laundry (second. WC) and storeroom. Includes ducted heating, lowmaintenance gardens, under-house cellar storage, OSP.

www.78churchstreehawthorn.com Auction

Saturday 2nd July at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 2-2.30pm

Contact

Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au

SURREy HIllS 9 Wilson Street Magnificent opportunity to renovate/extend this late 1920s brick home on a generous allotment of 788sqm/8,484sqft (approx), alternatively build a luxurious new home or multiple townhouses (STCA). Comprising three bedrooms, formal sitting room, adjacent dining room, study/informal living, bathroom and kitchen with meals all in comfortable condition. Walking distance to transport (train/tram), Union Road shopping village, park lands & schools. Features ducted heating and private deep rear garden with carport and studio.

www.9wilsonstreetsurreyhills.com Auction

Saturday 25th June at 3.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2.45-3.15pm & Saturday from 3pm

Contact

Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au 116 The weekly review \ june 22, 2011


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

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday from 1pm

Contact

Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581 Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au

Actual View

PORT MeLBOURne 202/155 Beach Street Uninterrupted beach views free from the risk of being built out are enjoyed from every room of this luxurious two bedroom, two bathroom apartment. Central living/ dining areas and a superb Miele equipped kitchen make the utmost of the outlook from a full width under-cover terrace. Two-car garaging and storage cage contribute to complete modern appeal in a building that features its own car wash facility and desalination system. One of Port Melbourne’s most exclusive addresses.

www.202-155beachstreetportmelbourne.com Auction

Saturday 2nd July at 1.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 6-6.30pm & Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

Contact

Simon Gowling 0422 234 644 Damian O’Sullivan 0418 566 916

Office

119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au june 22, 2011 \ The weekly review 117


PRAHRAn 32 Highbury Grove Consummately balancing Victorian elegance with stylish contemporary chic in an enviable cul-de-sac location, this stunning solid brick residence ticks every box. Period allure characterizes arched hallway, sitting room/study (OFP), main bedroom (designer en-suite/WIR), second bedroom (BIR) and stylish bathroom. Dark polished boards flow through generous living/dining space with striking Smeg kitchen opening to northwest courtyard. Features alarm, video intercom, R/C air-conditioner, panel heating, laundry, OSP.

www.32highburygroveprahran.com Auction

Saturday 2nd July at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 2-2.30pm

Contact

Rae Tomlinson 0418 336 234 James Tomlinson 0408 350 684 Heather Elder 0413 273 079

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au

PRAHRAn 4 Ivy Street Enticing period originality, substantial dimensions and a superb cul-de-sac location all point to the exciting potential provided by this classic 1930’s solid brick residence to renovate, rebuild or develop (STCA). Immaculately presented interior highlights ornate ceilings through generous sitting room, formal dining, two spacious bedrooms, pristine bathroom, bright kitchen and casual dining opening to deep northeast garden with freestanding bungalow. Features ducted heating, 2xRC/air-conditioners, side ROW, garage. Land: 545sqm (approx).

www.4ivystreetprahran.com Auction

Saturday 2nd July at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 12.15-12.45pm

Contact

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

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au 118 The weekly review \ june 22, 2011


ABBOTSFORD 211 Langridge Street Less than 2 km from the CBD, this utterly transformed c1875 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 & a sophisticated home office/2nd 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

Inspect

Wednesday 6.15-6.45pm & Thursday 2.30-3pm & Saturday from 10am

Contact

Oliver Bruce 0409 856 599

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Conj

Collins Simms Leonard Siragusa 0407 875 048

marshallwhite.com.au

RICHMOnD/BuRnLey 42 Adam Street An enduring classic, this delightful Victorian residence’s blend of period charm and spacious modern comfort provides both an appealing inner urban lifestyle and investment opportunity. Polished boards and high ceilings exude charm through arched hallway to two generous bedrooms (BIRs) and bright bathroom with laundry and separate toilet. Light-filled dining room opens to a central courtyard while well equipped kitchen and inviting living room extend out to northwest garden. Features gas heater, secure OSP via ROW. Land: 215sqm (approx).

www.42adamstreetrichmond.com Auction

Saturday 9th July at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 1.15-1.45pm

Contact

Dean Gilbert 0418 994 939 James McCormack 0410 503 389 James Connell 0418 312 907

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au june 22, 2011 \ The weekly review 119


Lower Plenty 15 Woodfull Road

5

Distinctive Family Living, Designer Style A superb private address, a landscaped allotment of some 4384 m2, solar heated pool, gym/pool house and a floodlit tennis court combine perfectly to deliver the ultimate family lifestyle in this contemporary home. Offering an impressive array of refined formal and relaxed informal spaces, sensational kitchen showcasing stone benches and European appliances, a fitted study and a long list of desired inclusions including ducted heating and air conditioning and three phase power ensure the best in family living. Expressions Of Interest: Offers Closing Tuesday 12th July at 6:00pm (Unless Sold Prior)

Kew

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Expressions of Interest Inspect Thursday 4:30 - 5:00pm Saturday 1:30 - 2:00pm ESR $1,700,000 - $1,800,000 Contact Graham Morrison 0417 101 997 Contact Gayle Blackwood 0408 776 070 Office 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431 2444

28 Walpole Street Your dream home… Right here, this year! Situated at this ever popular address right in the very heart of Kew, this brand new single home is available for immediate purchase, with maximum stamp duty savings. the house: ·

three bedrooms, main with beautiful ensuite and WIr

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open plan kitchen, living, dining area

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living zone opening to courtyard garden

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Full width lock up garage at the rear of the property

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living room retreat area on the first floor

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open study area on the first floor

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High quality fixtures and fittings throughout

For more information please email: rolandp@nelsonalexander.com.au

private Sale $1.89 m roland paterson 0417 367 997

205 Brunswick St Fitzroy 9417 1956

www.nelsonalexander.com.au 120 The weekly review \ june 22, 2011


www.williamsbatters.com.au | 159-161 Toorak Road, South Yarra | 9866 4411

june 22, 2011 \ The weekly review 121


'PELICAN'

presents

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

HARKAWAY

53 WATTS PARADE MOUNT ELIZA ~ $1.7M+ ~

Set on approx 2/3 acre of enchanting established English gardens, this 3 bedroom showpiece of Mount Eliza's early wealth represents a life of luxury for the very few. This classic residence boasts 2 living zones which enjoy light filled sun rooms reaching out into the park-like gardens and large tiled in-ground swimming pool and entertaining patio. With its northerly aspect and room for a tennis court, this property indulges in all day sun. Other features consist of 2 bathrooms including ensuite, kitchen, laundry and double garage. Improve or develop STCA, in this magnificent locale.

www.aquarealestate.com.au

View Sat 25th June 1.45-2.15pm Michelle Skoglund 0416 119 444 sales@aquarealestate.com.au

2 Hyde Hill Road (Mel Ref: 109 F6)

FRENCH INSPIRED RESIDENCE ON 20 PANORAMIC ACRES (approx) • Parklike grounds • 20mtr tiled pool & spa • Floodlit tennis court • Post & rail paddocks • Secondary WB residence Number 2 Hyde Hill Rd, a district landmark property, represents an all too rare opportunity to purchase blue chip real estate in this exclusive location. Featuring a French period styled residence of approximately 40 squares (imp) including 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, grand living areas, basement cellar and gated forecourt. An equestrian based property with premium quality infrastructure, yet room for the prudent purchaser to further improve the vision and enjoy a privileged lifestyle. Typified by its wide tree lined laneways, post and rail paddocks, substantial dam and panoramic northerly aspect to the Dandenong Ranges, the property also benefits from sealed road approach, (3 road frontages), substantial secondary WB dwelling (4Brs, 3 living areas), and associated shedding. Located conveniently to Berwick, excellent private and state schools, University, Freeway or arterial access to Melbourne CBD. A property that embodies the perfect balance between urban needs and country comfort. INSPECT SATURDAY 25TH JUNE FROM 12.30PM

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Peter Watson 0418 105 402 Ross Neilson 0418 331 696

(03) 9707 6000

57 High Street, Berwick

www.frankfacey.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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