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he blood had already drained from my face, and my heart was sinking at the news: another dog attack; another pitbull terrier – and most sickening of all, a dead four-year-old child. This was not Liberia or Sudan: it was suburban Melbourne. Again. Not an injured child – a dead one. It was beyond comprehension, the extraordinary savagery of such an attack; the truly wild levels of aggression needed. It was not much comfort, but at least a little, to learn that the dog was to be put down without an argument from the owner. So there wasn’t much of me left to react when I then heard a certain caller on commercial talkback radio just an hour later. I can’t remember his name, but it doesn’t matter: you’ve heard him before; you know exactly what he would have said. My dog is not like that. My dog would never do that. My dog – my pitbull terrier – is the gentlest, loveliest creature you could imagine, blah, bah, blah. And then came the clanger: My dog is so sweet with the kids, that one of them can go right up to him while he’s eating, take a bone away from him, and he will just sit there calmly. By this stage I needed a lie down. I’ve written before about the madness that can grip you when it comes to dogs and dog love, but what kind of fool is so deluded about their animal that they would allow a child to

your dog is fundamentally an animal driven by instinct and basic impulses interfere with it at the most dangerous time possible: while it is eating? It was not that long ago that even a labrador – a goofy, gorgeous lab – savaged a child when it bothered while the dog was eating. Yes, there is such a thing as risky dogs, but what are we educating our children about dealing with animals? Hugh Wirth has been relentless on this – no matter the breed, your dog is fundamentally an animal driven by instinct and basic impulses. The rules are clear: approach only if the owner assures you it is safe; keep your hand low; do not out-stare the dog; and never bother it while it is eating. There are five breeds of dogs that are banned from being imported into Australia: most are pretty obscure, but the pitbull terrier, including the American pitbull, is one of them. The loopholes are that the breed is of course already here, and that a crossbreed gets you out of jail. Notwithstanding the ban, however – and you would have heard this all over talkback last

week – many owners refuse to accept that the breed is dangerous and worthy of being banned. For every dangerous dog, here’s the pitbull sweetheart who I swear is just an angel with children. The argument goes around and around and is exhausting. How many times does this have to be said? The overwhelming evidence is that several breeds of dogs are naturally more attacking and aggressive than others: they have been bred to be so, and that’s how they made it onto the banned list. It seems like the most bland, anodyne observation, doesn’t it? Yet still the whining arguments come. No, not every pitbull is a bloodthirsty killer – but the aggression risk is certainly higher than that of a golden retriever, and it’s on the basis of risk borne out by hard evidence (i.e. the number of recorded attacks) that the classification is made. But, you say, you still like a pitbull better than a labrador? Well, my husband likes a formula one car better than a Subaru but he’s not allowed to own one domestically either – so stiff cheddar. In a sense, a rather pathetic element of this ongoing argument is, frankly, that of a six-year-old: but I waaaaant one. Time to put the parental foot down – well, you can’t have one. Now go outside and play. \

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turned 60 in July. The significance of this milestone only really struck him when someone told the Melbourne actor that he now qualified for a seniors card. “I catch the train a lot so I thought, ‘Oh, yeah, I won’t be putting $3.80 into the slot any more, it will probably be $2.70’,” he says. Laughing gently, Rush recalls how others then pointed out he could now enjoy $5 movie matinees too. A man who has won acting’s so-called triple crown (Oscar, Tony and Emmy awards), and whose filmography includes the never-ending Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, probably doesn’t need to worry about seniors discounts. Yet it’s even more incongruous that Geoffrey Rush might be putting the brakes on life. waiting for a train at Camberwell station than stepping out of a limousine. Perhaps it is seeing Rush play the previous generation of Australian actor that offers the most interesting contrast, however. The Eye of the Storm is set in the early 1970s, when in real life the 20-year-old Rush was spotted in a university revue by the Queensland Theatre Company. While Hunter represents those generations of Australians almost obliged to move overseas in pursuit of creative careers – the likes of Robert Helpmann, Leo McKern and Peter Finch – “there had been pipework already laid culturally when I started in the profession in 1971,” says Rush. “Things were starting to really change culturally here,” he says. It was the early days of film, literature and theatre’s revitalisation when “a fresh, distinctive Australian voice and performers (were) emerging”. Performers such as his Storm co-stars Judy Davis, Robyn Nevin, Colin Friels and Helen Morse. For Hunter and his sister, who has unhappily married into Europe’s aristocracy, this unexpected cultural milieu is the unsettling subtext of their return to Australia to face a manipulative, domineering mother, played by Charlotte Rampling.

“These two characters (are) absolutely off-balance being back,” says Rush. “They are ill at ease in their own country.” One gets the impression that Rush is very much at ease in his own country, and that he has as little to do with the Hollywood lifestyle as film promotion allows.

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s a young man, with three years of regular Queensland Theatre Company work under his belt, he spent two years at Jacques Lecoq’s prestigious school of physical theatre and mime in Paris. England would have been a “sideways step”, says Rush (how unlike Sir Basil), while “studying acting through movement and actor-based traditions of clowning and comedia appealed to me”. Otherwise he has been based in Australia, at first in Brisbane, then predominantly in Sydney and Adelaide – where he worked with White, who was reviving his career as a dramatist. Rush believes White wrote something of himself into Basil Hunter. He breaks into a compact, comic impersonation of the curmudgeonly Nobel Laureate denouncing any possibility of this: “There’s none of me in him,” he says croakily. Rush speaks with the well-modulated gravitas of a stage actor, but the court jester is never far away – something reflected in his diverse roles. So from Brisbane and Paris to living out of a suitcase around Australia, how did Geoffrey Rush end up in Melbourne, the

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In recent theatre appearances, including his Tony-winning Exit the King in Melbourne, Sydney and on Broadway, “I was throwing myself all over the stage and doing pratfalls and still feeling quite limber and quite fit,” he says. “I’ve still got that.” Rush’s recent screen efforts include his fourth Oscar nomination for The King’s Speech, his fourth blockbuster pirate movie, and even some Polish dialogue for an amusing Melbourne International Film Festival promo. His star has never been brighter, in contrast to the character he plays in his latest film, The Eye of the Storm. A drama with touches of dark comedy, this Australian production, directed by Fred Schepisi, is adapted from Patrick White’s 1973 novel of the same name. Narcissistic stage actor Sir Basil Hunter’s star is fading when we meet him in The Eye of the Storm. Based in England for decades, he returns to Sydney and his mother’s deathbed, with an obvious eye on the family fortune (and the other on an awestruck nurse young enough to be his granddaughter). Unsurprisingly, Rush nails this character, though he could hardly be more unlike Hunter. Apart from the opposing trajectory of their careers, there is Rush’s reluctance to court the adulation that is Hunter’s lifeblood. You are much more likely to see Rush

l e d o m e l ro t birthday. n ce re is h er ft a n w o rey Rush slow ing d ff eo G f o n g si le tt li s M au n deR. ia ic There’ R t a P s te ri w , his range He’s just expanding

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city with which he is now so synonymous that we can hardly imagine it without him? “I met my wife Jane (Menelaus) when we were doing a play in Adelaide in the mid-’80s,” he recalls, “and we were both freelancing all over the country in three-month blocks, hither and thither. “She said, ‘I think it would be good if we nominate a home base’, and I said, ‘Your call, I don’t have one’. She said, ‘How about Melbourne; that’s where I live’.” Rush soon put down permanent roots here – he and Menelaus have two children, Angelica born in 1992 and James in 1995 – and “got to know the pulse of the city”. Smartly dressed entirely in black when we meet, the Melbourne International Film Festival’s patron certainly epitomises the city’s look, but he is far from a cultural cliché obsessed with good coffee, laneways and architecture – though he does consider these things a bonus of living in Melbourne. In 2004, when plans were afoot to redevelop his local train station, Camberwell, Rush felt he knew when the city’s pulse was out of kilter. The international actor became a local agitator, and the reluctant face of the Boroondara Residents’ Action Group. He never wanted to be “in the helmet and the cape at the front of the crusade”, says Rush. “I thought that was diminishing the true work that was going on at the grassroots level, and became too easy for the media to focus on.” He recalls that within the first week of the media catching on that Rush was among those opposing the station redevelopment, “60 Minutes wanted to do a profile, and I said no. I told the members of the group that if I do that they will chew us up and spit us out overnight, and the story will be done”. Instead, he encouraged them to join with other community organisations that had concerns about development, and stepped out of the spotlight. “Once I knew we’d dropped a pretty big rock in the pond, and the waves were heading out, I said that was part of my function but my career is acting,” he says. “If I’d wanted to get into politics I would have done that.” That acting career now spans four decades, but as popular US television

satirist Stephen Colbert said to Rush in an interview last May, “Why keep acting? It seems like you’ve won acting.” (Among his countless Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides interviews, this is one Rush remembers fondly, though he modestly struggles to recall Colbert’s exact phrase. See the interview at www. colbertnation.com).

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ndeed, why keep acting? Having just added a Helpmann Award to the suite of international honours crowding his mantelpiece, why not apply for that seniors card and put his feet up? These awards are “peripheral markers”, says Rush. “They’re very rewarding on lots of levels, to know that certain things that you’ve done have been either peer-group assessed or critically praised or popularly received.” But he relishes the fact that anything could be around the corner. “Since Bran Nue Dae and certainly with The King’s Speech and Eye of the Storm, I’ve taken on an executive producer (role), a little more hands-on creative involvement,” he says. Rush is also involved in mounting a film version of The Drowsy Chaperone, the Tony Award-winning

Rush speaks with the well-modulated gravitas of a stage actor, but the court jester is never far away – something reflected in his diverse roles.

musical in which he starred for the Melbourne Theatre Company last year. Another unexpected direction that Rush’s career has taken recently is reviving some of his greatest theatre outings. Last summer, he and the outgoing artistic director of Sydney’s Belvoir St Theatre, Neil Armfield, revived their 1989 adaptation of Nikolai Gogol’s The Diary of a Madman, “which I never thought I’d do in a million years”, says Rush. “Once Neil announced that he was leaving Belvoir, he said this seemed like a good moment to choose something that was representative of his time at the company, and our working relationship,” says Rush – who was rewarded with his first Helpmann. “If you’ve put a bit of a stamp on a production like Diary of a Madman, you (think): ‘It will be interesting to see where my head is at now, 20 years later’.” Similarly, when the MTC’s artistic director Simon Phillips decided to move on, the idea came up to revive his successful 1988 production of The Importance of Being Earnest for his company swansong late this year. “I thought it would be fun to play the older generation – in drag,” says Rush, chuckling gently in contemplation of his forthcoming turn as Lady Bracknell. In 1988 he played young lover Jack in Earnest – opposite his new bride’s Gwendolyn, proposing to Menelaus anew on stage night after night. (This time around she moves on a generation as well, interpreting Miss Prism.) At 60, a new chapter seems to have begun in the career of Geoffrey Rush. Rather than slowing down he is reinterpreting former triumphs, producing films and filling the last gaps in his list of acting gongs. Sir Basil Hunter would be jealous. “I’m not winding down,” Rush half-sings with a smile. “I don’t think many people are – 70 is the new 60, 80 is the new 70!” So there’s a good chance for a Pirates of the Caribbean part 20, as well as another Oscar or two. \

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Well cast: Geoffrey Rush as Basil Hunter in The Eye of the Storm, set in the early 1970s. Rush plays an ageing stage actor who returns to Sydney following decades living in England. It co-stars Judy Davis as Dorothy de Lascabanes and Charlotte Rampling as Elizabeth Hunter. (Matt NEttHEIM)

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KATRiNA HALL GiVeS A THUMBS DOwN TO HANDiwORK

who will listen that she makes things that she actually buys from a shop. She knows the lingo though, knows how to talk the crafter’s talk, but the truth is her greatest handycraft skill is an ability to cut the Kmart tag off the back of T-shirts without leaving a trace. Anyway, crafty grandma turns up at her grandchild’s fourth birthday party and presents him with a pirate outfit. She made a huge deal about making it herself and how tricky it was. And then five minutes later, some kid arrives with exactly the same outfit on.

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current obsession with making things by hand Is our about to turn on itself? A friend told me a story about her mother-in-law, who insists on telling anyone

Clearly, crafting pressure is at an You don’t need to spend all Sunday grinding seeds and spices all-time peak if nanas are starting in a mortar and pestle to make a curry. Open a goddamn jar of to feel it. So I’m wondering, are we simmer sauce and throw it on top of some chicken and there done with this crafting obsession you have curry. already? How many vintage I’ll never forget my Stephanie Alexander summer, which cushions and fabric owls and was the first year we had a vegie garden. Things always grow in hand-knitted monkeys with button abundance the first time around, and our garden flourished. eyes do we need, people? There was basil, lettuce, tomatoes, broccoli and beans Me, I’m totally over seeing sprouting up all over the place. young gay boys running around Brunswick like they I picked apricots from our tree and made chutney. just stepped out of a page from frankie magazine. I had so much basil I made pesto by hand. I tied up Do you Wearing recycled blazers with corduroy elbow bunches of herbs with string and gave them to guests know how patches and Hemingway books hanging out of the upon departure. I was rustic, I wore an apron, and I long it takes pocket is cute for about a second. I saw a young showed off mightily. But I never did it again. to cook a girl in a café wearing – wait for it – a see-through Because after that, I discovered that buying things quince? crocheted skirt. Clearly, the trend has gone too far. is faster. Do you know how long it takes to cook a Surely our children will still feel loved and wanted quince? Eight goddamn merciless hours in front of the if we don’t get around to hand-painting decorative stencil stove, and you need gingham or gauze or something normal butterflies on their walls? I’m sure there are other ways of people don’t have in their tea-towel drawer. Plus, my next-door being a good parent that don’t involve crocheting rugs and neighbour has chickens, and chickens attract rats, and once decorating their rooms with vintage finds from the Country you’ve seen a rat munching on your broccoli patch you don’t Style catalogue. What’s wrong with an Iggle Piggle doona want to eat it. from Spotlight? I think we need to throw out the knitting needles and craft Making things by hand is not the be all and end all. I spent boxes and start shopping again, guys. The economy (and all of last winter knitting cushions. They look lovely, but Ikea nanas) will thank us for it. \ kathall@ozemail.com.au cushions would have been cheaper. And all this MasterChef pressure to cook extravagantly and every night is just silly. » we welcome your feedback @ Macaroon shmackaroon. Buy one from Brunetti’s and be done www.theweeklyreview.com.au/my-view with it. They’re too sweet, anyway.

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The customer waiting patiently by the coffee cAfÉ machine suddenly swears. Unfazed, café owner Paul Sortino says: “Is that your bus?” He puts the

money back into his lost customer’s hand, saying “next time, mate”. Then he watches like an overprotective parent as the deadline is met. The customer phones back a few minutes later to apologise. It’s an exchange indicative of the type of café Sortino runs. He knows almost all of his customers by name and coffee order and remembers many of their routines. After running cafés around Melbourne, Sortino could see Kensington had a place for a good coffee café, so a couple of years ago he took over the family shop and home where he grew up. “I only wanted to sell coffee and cake,” he says. But we do panini and light snacks too. I won’t do breakfasts.” Upmarket specialty coffee café The Premises opened across the road earlier this year, to a blaze of publicity. But Sortino says that rather than taking away business, it has grown by bringing more people to the area. “I operate from a different perspective. My customers are mostly regulars, my prices are cheap and this place is really is an extension of my lounge room,” he says.

“I started making coffee back in the BARiSTA days when Moccopan was one of the top brands in Melbourne,” says Sortino. He’s run

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Sortino mainly uses Di Bella Coffee’s premium and felici blends, which are also for sale to home baristas, along with six other mostly Fairtrade varieties. When he set up the café, he was eager to run a range of coffee brands, so he bought his own La Cimbali machine rather than take one proffered by his supplier. He’s still using the one brand, and his customers are satisfied with that. So is Sortino, for now, but he’s keeping his options open and an eye across the street. \

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Framed black-and-white prints of the owner’s parents at work in their tailor shop proudly line the wall of this old-world café. it’s a small, comfortable space with a wide, bay window and a high vantage point across Macaulay road where his family once watched the world go by. Glossy-red timber tables, burgundy stools and padded, dark-brown banquettes sit in front of a plum-coloured wall lined with coffee-bean dispensers. They are modern touches in an old building that fronts the family home. There’s a sign that announces free wireless internet and an overwhelming mood of welcome. \

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pizzoccheri and vincisgrassi. I love the way the words roll around in my mouth as I try to pronounce them like an Italian. Is it just because I’m a food writer and therefore obsessed by words and food? Or is it the joy of learning something new about a familiar favourite food shared by others? Chef Leo Gelsomino is patient with my pasta questions later, as is Chris McIntyre, his business partner and our main waiter the night we visit. The pair, chefs who have worked together at The Grand in Richmond, bought into Yak Bar in January. It’s been run by Linda and Mark Durnan for the past eight years. They are still involved, but Gelsomino and McIntyre are running the kitchen and the front of house their way. They’ve spruced up the venue, with a style that’s rather un-Melbourne, in that it’s not taking itself too seriously, or sticking too carefully to a matchy-matchy theme. (Credit goes to interior designer Libbi Bennison of Liberati). And they’ve radically altered the menu with flexible eat-anytime dishes such as tempura king prawns wrapped in seaweed with a fennel and kiwi fruit salad or chargrilled calamari with salsa verde and shaved zucchini and a rotating specials list. Our first bite was a fabulous dish of Spring Bay mussels in a superior broth of white wine, tomato, garlic and chilli that said volumes about the chef’s depth and style. The elegant yet intense broth will stay in my memory as this dish inevitably recurs on menus to follow. It was the treatment of the chilli – put under salt, vinegar and then oil, each for 24 hours – that gave it a memorable warmth that lifted the plump shellfish, without a sharp bite. A house-made Calabrian sausage with grilled, smoked scamorza (a stretched-curd cheese, similar to mozzarella) a wedge of lemon and dense, oily fried bread was a fine sharing dish, full of earthy, robust flavours and complementary textures. But it’s in its pasta dishes that this city bar is making its mark. Gelsomino and McIntyre have renamed it Yak Bar Pasta Artigianale (meaning handmade or artisan pasta), and it’s had Melbourne chefs and foodies talking. Gelsomino’s Calabrian background is pronounced in some dishes, but he has carefully plotted his way across the republic, selecting intriguing regional dishes. Created from stone-ground flour and pressed through a machine with wooden rollers, the pasta is light, elastic and silky. “In Bologna, the home of pasta, the woman of the house would roll her pasta with a wooden rolling pin,” says Gelsomino. “Because the stone-ground flour still has the wheat germ in it, it’s more delicate. So we use a machine with a wooden roller and that keeps the pasta lighter as it doesn’t heat it up or damage the texture.” Maltagliati is traditionally made using roughly cut pieces of leftover pasta. Gelsomino uses breadcrumbs through his dough to create the classic rough-hewn texture. It’s velvety, but with a slightly grainy surface that soaks up the luxurious fennel, saffron, tomato and white-wine sauce hosting pieces of firm prawn. “Vincisgrassi is a traditional lasagne recipe from The Marches region, made in the 1700s to honour an

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food\ Leanne toLra reviews Yak Bar Pasta artigianaLe will be grateful, those who don’t will just ask for Austrian general Windisch Graetz, who passed » Celebrate the (very good) wine list. through the area while in combat against A Golden Legend To finish, we shared a classy dish of Italian Napoleon,” Gelsomino says. Celebration Dinner @ the doughnuts filled with pistachio ice-cream There’s a lot involved in it that makes it Sofitel Melbourne on Collins will and served in a vivid blood orange and superior to a traditional lasagne including mark culinary legend Elizabeth Chong’s 50 years in cooking. cinnamon sauce. the use of offal, veal sweetbreads and lamb’s The five-course dinner will feature The choice of a solidly fruit-based dessert brains. the four heroes of the Chinese table – would enhance it and add a lighter hand to “Italians who are not from the region don’t pork, chicken, duck and fish. the close of an excellent meal. \ really know much about it,” he says. » www.sofitelmelbourne.com.au leanne.tolra@gmail.com But the pizzoccheri pasta was the one that 9653 7717, M-F, 9-5pm got away from me. Pizzoccheri alla Valtellinese, » To read more reviews visit a traditional dish of Valtellina, is made with www.theweeklyreview.com.au/food buckwheat and served with potato, cabbage, taleggio, garlic, sage and brown butter. Although I expressed an interest in anything without wheat flour in it, sadly, it wasn’t suggested by the waiter. Pasta par excellence is good for the soul. It’s the perfect If you’re going to do something innovative and accompaniment for after-work drink, a girls’ night out, dinner for two interesting in a foodie town such as Melbourne, share or an evening celebration. Expand your pasta vocabulary and discover it with your customers and celebrate it. Either talk textural delight at this simple, casual dining venue. them through the menu in person or put informative descriptors on it. Those with interest in words and food

verdict

eat this Yak Bar Pasta Artigianale 150 Flinders Lane, corner Russell Street, city Phone \ 9654 6699 Chef \ Leo Gelsomino Prices \ $10-$18.50; mains $20-$30; desserts $9.50-16.50 Open \ Monday 9am-11:30pm; Tues to Fri 9am-10pm; Saturday 5.30-10pm

The mural of a heavily burdened, but rather content, yak on the wall of this city bar is a portent for diners, bound to leave carrying a larger load, but replete. Refurbished with a palette that runs from minty pastel tones to vivid splashes of red, there’s even more colour in bold floral wallpaper, whimsical fuchsia-shaped pendant lights and funky retro lighting around the bar. The Yak has shed its previous retro-’70s cloak with a confident shrug and given itself an arty, vibrant backdrop for its simple artisan food and cranked-up music. Seating is considerately spaced for city dining – albeit at comparably drab, bare-timber tables and Bentwood chairs. And the efficient staff keeps the mood upbeat but in control. \ august 24, 2011 \ The weekly review 11


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(Randy LaRcombe)

I’m going to be unashamedly this week parochial and celebrate the classic Aussie red blend, cabernet shiraz.

louisa Rose

in the middle, and I’m yet to hear it described better. “I think about cabernet’s cool flavours – mint and menthol – fine, long texture and freshness, and with “Classic” is a loose term, given the French were shiraz I think about warmness – spices and jams – and occasionally blending these two grapes in their claret more width on the palate,” says Rose. hundreds of years ago, but were forced to stop the “These make for great partners – they really meld into practice with the introduction of the Appellation each other, making very complete wines.” Contrôlée restrictions of blending grapes from different Interestingly, these wines aren’t as popular as they regions at the start of last century. It’s fair to say we once were, or should be, but things are changing. grabbed it with gusto. Rose puts its demise down to a couple of clear factors: The phenomenon started here just after World labelling; and the rise of shiraz over the past decade. War II as Australia developed a greater taste for “When we took away the labelling – calling table wines. Cabernet sauvignon was being wines claret or Burgundy – and started listing “It’s planted in growing numbers and blended varietals, I think it confused some drinkers,” the great with shiraz, which was widely planted for Rose says. Australian fortified wine production. “The rise of shiraz also took away from the blend.” “It’s the great Australian blend, but the great blends,” she adds, noting the popularity wines weren’t deliberately chosen; it evolved that blockbuster shiraz gained here and abroad out of the resources we had here,” says Yalumba’s in the late 1990s. chief winemaker Louisa Rose. There’s plenty of cabernet-shiraz blends still being “It goes back to the days when we used to make claret. produced, with Yalumba continuing a legacy started One of the things those old labels gave us was the ability 49 years ago with the release of The Signature. to make a wine of a particular style, but we can’t use “We’ve made The Signature since 1962 and it’s such claret or Burgundy any more. Cabernet shiraz was a a consistent-selling wine – people fall in love with the style of wine.” wine but might not know what’s in the blend.” The idea behind this popular wine style is to match There has been a trend lately to blend shiraz with the elegant flavours and somewhat austere tannin grapes such as tempranillo and sangiovese, and structure of cab sav with rich, ripe shiraz to produce a these styles are showing excellent promise. But there wine capable of incredible finesse and power. will only ever be the one classic Aussie red blend, The shiraz also helps to fill a dip in the mid-palate cabernet shiraz. \ senorthomas@gmail.com flavours that is often found with cabernet. It was once » To read more reviews visit described to me that cabernet takes the shape of a www.theweeklyreview.com.au/wine doughnut on the palate and the shiraz is the jam filling

taste this Katnook Estate The Caledonian 2009

Wynns V&A Lane Cabernet Shiraz 2009

(coonawarra) $45; 13.5% ★★★★ ½

(coonawarra) $49.95; 13.5% ★★★★ ½

Katnook estate has always made single-varietal still wines – until now, which is surely proof that this style is making a comeback. This cab-shiraz blend includes small amounts of petit verdot and tannat and spent 16 months ageing in predominantly new oak. deep, layered aromas of redcurrant, blackberry, thyme, spice and vanillin oak lead to a core of blackberry, blood plum and sweet strawberry. Its well-composed structure is impressive, as are grippy, fine-grained tannins and juicy acid. Food match \ Haggis, neeps and tatties

Wynns is a winery that’s on fire at the moment – all its eggs have turned into chickens for the past few vintages … and 2009 was an ideal vintage in coonawarra. There’s 70 per cent cabernet to 30 per cent shiraz in this wine, which is named after a road that bisects coonawarra’s famous terra rossa strip. complex, lifted aromas of blackberry, redcurrant, cherry, violets and cedar oak get the senses ready for dense flavours of cassis, blackcurrant, cherry and nutty oak. Grippy tannins fill the mouth with flavour and the wine is perfectly balanced. Food match \ Spicy lamb stew

wellcomposed

5★ Outstanding

So you love a bargain?

Killibinbin Scaredy Cat Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2007 (Langhorne creek) $19.85; 15% ★★★★

Previously a label that was exclusively exported overseas, Killibinbin (meaning to shine and be bright) is now part of the brothers In arms stable and the wine is sourced from Langhorne creek’s metala vineyards. It’s a big wine, and there is a kick of alcohol warmth, but this does the style well. Redcurrant, blueberry and blackberry aromas dominate the nose and work well with full-bodied black fruit flavours. chewy, ripe tannins and bright acid combine well and the length is good, too. Food match \ chargrilled steak

lifted aRomas

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

complex

Yalumba The Signature 2006

(barossa) $47; 13.5% ★★★★★

First made in 1962, this is fermented in a mix of French, american and Hungarian oak. Flavour-wise, it shows complex redcurrant, plum, cassis, dust, cedar oak and chocolate in the nose as well as the mouth. These luscious medium-bodied flavours are well supported by an excellent structure of fine-grained, drying tannins and an acid backbone that make this a good cellaring prospect. Rich blackcurrant and blackberry flavours set up a persistent finish. Food match \ Pork shoulder with prunes

complex

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Majella The Musician Cabernet Shiraz 2010 (coonawarra) $18; 14.5% ★★★★ a well-regarded wine that’s got a track record for being a bargain, this displays dark, brooding aromas of blackcurrant, plum, redcurrant, blackberry and vanillin oak. It’s a seductive and cuddly wine with comforting flavours of cassis, blackberry and chocolate. It has a smooth texture and fine tannins drive across the palate and are nicely balanced with well-pitched acid. It has a long finish with blackcurrant and chocolate flavours along with a good herbal twist that adds extra character. Food match \ Roast lamb rump august 24, 2011 \ The weekly review 13


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Michael Leunig’s work is set to be interpreted on stage. PETER WILMOTH sat with him to talk about the loneliness of the studio and the joy of collaborating with Neil Finn. 16 The weekly review \ august 24, 2011


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Much of Michael leunig’s day is spent alone in his studio on the Victorian country property where he and his family live, creating the works that have made him so beloved. And that’s usually OK. “There’s a funny contradiction that on one hand I’m gregarious, on the other hand there’s a natural kind of hermit,” he says. “The peace that aloneness gives you in which to create – every writer knows about loneliness, not weepy loneliness but you’re just there by yourself and to turn from the world and go into your studio is pretty tough sometimes. “Mostly I go eagerly, but if I know that if I want to do a bit of work that I think is good, that I like, that works, I know it’s going to be hard … There’s probably going to be a real journey with lots of failures until you arrive at a distillation of a lot of work and you think, ‘Wow, all that work just for that little drawing’.” Alongside this solo toil, the idea of working with others is exciting, to share the creative experience and to marvel at the talent of fellow artists from different fields. Leunig’s work is about to be interpreted by a “dance/theatre” team called KAGE, at the Malthouse Theatre, and I’ve met up with him to talk about this collaboration. “They’re just putting the trimmings into it now, so I’ll probably get along and take part in that,” he says. The troupe isn’t using Leunig characters but rather basing the show on the spirit and aesthetic of his work. For the artist, it’s been a rewarding experience. “What a dream to work with bright, intelligent, talented people who seem to know what they’re doing, who are full of adoration for you and treat you with respect. I didn’t grow up used to this sort of thing. To work with brilliant people who are very sincere, that’s the quality I like – they live for their work.” It’s the latest in many collaborations. Leunig has worked often with Richard Tognetti at the Australian Chamber Orchestra, composer Brett Dean and songwriter Neil Finn, who Leunig calls a dear friend. “Neil’s brilliant obviously and all around the world the great songwriters say ‘Oh, Neil’s the hero’ but Neil has this great humility,” Leunig says. “I’ll say ‘Neil, I’ve written this song. I’ve written these lyrics, I wonder are you interested?’ He said ‘Yeah, yeah, let me see them’.” A week later the phone rang. It was Finn calling from Auckland. “‘Michael, Michael I’ve got the song, I’ve got it, I am sitting at the piano now, I will just put the phone on the piano, you listen to this’,” Leunig remembers. “And then you hear Neil singing down the telephone line and playing his piano the words you have written and a beautiful melody, beautiful things and it’s just so gratifying and just a divine memory.” Leunig remembers working with Tognetti and Finn in Sydney one Sunday morning. “I had about five big canvases on the floor and was painting. Neil had his guitar and some amps and some amazing pedals and Richard had his electric violin and some effects pedals and we spent the morning with me painting and those two jamming. The music that came out of these people … It was just such a privilege to be party to that, and as a child I could never have imagined I would be among really talented people.” Leunig and Finn have, he says, “a funny, creative relationship”. “One of the greatest Neil Finn performances I’ve ever heard was on a bus trip between Newcastle going back to Sydney after a concert. The whole orchestra’s on the bus and we’re travelling along in the darkness and Neil’s got his guitar. At everyone’s insistence, he sang everything from the Beatles to the Kinks to Irish folk songs to his songs, and all the way back. Just beautiful, Neil singing so generously … I remember we arrived at the Opera House where we pulled up and Marshall McGuire, the greatest harp player, got out … and said, ‘I think that was the loveliest concert I’ve ever been to in my life’.” Leunig has enjoyed working with others. “When it

comes from a whole younger generation of very kind, of sensitive and skilled and alert, intelligent artists, it’s great, it’s an honour, it’s the best honour that I think an artist can have. “They do it with a kind of reverence but also a liberty. They feel safe to take liberties, which is great, and I can relate to that because in all art and expression we’ve all been inspired by those who went before. There’s your favourite artists or musicians and what went before has always crept into your work. It’s just a part of a natural organic process of creativity. There is no such thing as originality as such. It just keeps moving forward. So I feel like I’m in a loop, which is good.” After many years at The Age, Leunig says it is “healthy” to work outside a newspaper. “I love the medium and I have enjoyed the people in it, but I do recognise that it can become a kind of ghetto. It’s got its own ethos and culture, which is fine, but there’s more to life, I guess. And there’s an irrepressible part of me (that) wants to do many things. I want to write music or write this thing or that thing, and that’s sometimes a problem because you lose all identity, you know ‘What is this guy? Does he write poems or does he write columns or

“There is no such Thing as originaliTy as such. iT jusT keeps moving forward.”

does he do, you know, photographs or whatever?’.” Leunig has enjoyed the reactions people have to his work. “There’s a bit of showbiz in me or wanting to connect and have a relationship with your culture, with whoever wants to receive it and use it.” He marvels at how a theatre performance can be based around the work of “this guy who was me back then on a rickety old table in my bedroom making a pretty vulnerable, scratchy, not very beautiful drawing on a scrap of crappy paper – it’s always funny to think of that”. Leunig has always regarded the page as a stage. “You draw a little cartoon in a space in a little square (on which) you put little characters in the paper and I’ve probably always subconsciously thought of that as a stage because I’ve always loved theatre since I was a kid.” After many years of making drawings and reflecting on the world around him, I asked Leunig how brave an artist needs to be. “I’d say you’d have to be a bit of a cheeky bugger somewhere, you’ve got to have a bit of dare and do in you but you’ve got to think that it’s quite natural and right to do it, and what harm is done by trying? I think you do have a bit of nerve, and possibly you might call that courage.” He would like to spend more time painting. “I love to paint … but where do you find the time? … And then I like to write. I got to the stage where (I) realised ‘Oh hang on, I have so many memories of so many wonderful and extraordinary things I take for granted, I want to write them down’, and then you’re talking memoir or something like that. I’ve got to lead

a life. I’ve got to mow the lawn and I’ve got to cut up the tree that’s fallen down with a chainsaw, so there’s this terrible labourer farmer in me too, which also wants a go. Maybe I’m greedy.” I asked Leunig whether he agrees it’s difficult to live in the moment. “I think there’s a sense of being very attentive in the moment in making art or writing. It’s being very alive at some level and I think I am very ‘momentary’ in a way. My work is a bit ephemeral too. It can blow away in the wind for all I care, and it does blow away. You know they wrap their garbage in the newspaper – when I walk past a shop which is being renovated and they’ve put a whole lot of sheets of newspaper up over the glass inside so you can’t see in, and there’s one of your drawings, looking really pathetic, you know, next to the stock exchange bit. It’s sweet. It’s here today, gone tomorrow.” Leunig has lived in country Victoria for more than 20 years. It’s been good for creativity. “My sort of creativity does thrive with peace and space. Art is very primal to me. It arises from a primal sensibility. I think being exposed to so much life and death, which you are in the country – there’s always things dying and crashing and going wrong. It’s out of control in a sense and so there’s a great chaos in which you live, and it’s a natural chaos. Philosophically it has a big impact. I think it feeds into my work. “I love indigenous painters of this country, the originality and vitality in the work, and it arises out of country and earth and primal experience and the physicality of life too. Sometimes contemporary art can be so intellectual and theorised. I do love art that arises from almost brutal origins, but is very beautiful too. “That’s the other thing about country life – there is such overwhelming beauty and surprise which is just so humbling, so the artist needs to be constantly humbled. I think you’ve got to be down on the ground because from underneath you see it from that humble position, not the expert position … So down on the ground you’re looking close, and I think that’s where a lot of art comes from, that very close connection to nature … the way things work, the way ants crawl along. “That’s what a kid watches – they watch a little bee and a flower and somehow it sets up some fascination and intrigue and mystery and all these things you’re collecting all the time. Then you look at a politician or the way our society is and suddenly it all comes to bear on it, you know, it all blends and mixes.” Leunig has always blended commentary on contemporary and political life with more philosophical musings. “I am never sure what I’m doing there because really the traditional role is just to look at world affairs or current affairs or politics and I tell you it’s not a happy swamp to look into each day. It’s not lovely and there is sort of a use-by date on that part of your mind that looks on it and you think, can I look at these people any more?” \

The artistic collaborator: Michael Leunig never imagined he would work with such talented people. (JuLes Tahan)

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STATE OF WONDER by Ann Patchett » $29.99 (Bloomsbury)

on a group of tribal women. Dr Swenson’s work – funded by a Minnesota-based pharmaceutical company called Vogel – promises to uncover the secrets behind an extraordinary phenomenon that allows these village women to conceive beyond the 40-50 age group and give birth to healthy babies, and all at Vogel are excited. “Imagine someone offering you the equivalent of Lost Horizon for the American ovaries,’’ Vogel research Anders Eckman tells his lab partner, Marina Singh. “Put off your reproductive decisions for as long as you want. We’re not talking 45 we’re talking 50, 60, maybe even beyond that. You can always have children.’’ But Vogel executives are frustrated by Dr Swenson’s ongoing reluctance to report back to home base; with so much money tied up in Brazil, they want feedback on how the project is progressing. Jim Fox, Vogel’s boss, decides to send his colleague Eckman to Brazil to assess the venture. Ann Patchett’s new novel begins when Marina learns that her friend Eckman is dead. In a short, dismissive paragraph, written on an old-fashioned aerogram, Dr Swenson tells Fox that Eckman died of a fever two days earlier. “As for the purpose of Dr Eckman’s mission, I assure you we are making strides,’’ Dr Swenson writes. It falls to Marina to break the news to Anders’ wife, then to fly to Brazil to collect her colleague’s belongings

and find out more about the Swenson project. At first glance, Marina is an obvious choice: in her 40s, she is unmarried, fit enough to make the arduous journey to the Rio Negro region and, because she is having an affair with Fox, is unlikely to decline her lover’s request. At the heart of this novel is Marina’s relationship with Dr Swenson. Years earlier, Marina studied medicine, and Annick Swenson was her teacher. Patchett, who lives in Tennessee, travelled to the Amazon jungle as part of her research, and this experience has enabled her to write from a platform of integrity. The majestic river’s twists and tributaries, the dense and oppressive vegetation beyond the village border, remote tribes who throw poison arrows at interlopers, pesky bugs, the heat, the impact of the menacing tourism and forestry industries – her Amazon comes to life and awakens any desires to travel to this part of Brazil. State of Wonder is Patchett’s sixth novel and, in my view, her best. Her 2001 Orange Prize-winning Bel Canto is a beautiful and evocative work, but this new one goes one step deeper into the jungle, and into the human heart. There is something quite epic about Marina Singh’s boat trip, and her subsequent personal exploration of who she is and how she might fit in. It is a journey worth taking. \ corrie@mybookshop.net.au

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Founding 60 Minutes producer Gerald Stone is one of those faces that seems to have been on TV for as long as we’ve been watching it. For the under 35s, this is certainly true. The ex-New York Times copyboy moved to Australia in the early 1960s and worked as a newspaper journalist until he joined the ABC’s This Day Tonight. So began his love affair with television, which landed him several plum roles, including the 60 Minutes gig, head of current affairs at Channel Seven and the SBS board, which he served for 10 years. But Stone remains a gifted writer, as his 2007 bestseller Who Killed Channel 9?, and now this new memoir, reveal. \

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Life in Paris during the German occupation in World War Two remains one of those deeply fascinating but complex and confusing periods of history. The line between survival and cohabitation and collaboration becomes particularly fuzzy when we read well-researched books such as journalist Alan Riding’s new work, which focuses on the responses of Paris’ cultural community to the Nazi invasion. So many artists stayed put and institutions remained open, including Edith Piaf, Maurice Chevalier, theatre director Jacques Copeau, Braque and Picasso, Simone de Beauvoir, Les Folies Bergere, the music halls of Place Pigalle and Montmatre, cabaret star Mistinguett, Jacques Rouche (who ran the Paris Opera) and Jeanne Bucher’s commercial art gallery. History fans and arts aficionados will enjoy this one. \

“Every good dad deserves this book,’’ brothers Ian and Denis Baker write on their website, www.thirtythings.com.au. Sadly, there is no message from Paul, who died in 2010 after a battle with cancer. But we are fortunate that after the death of their father in 2009, the three brothers decided to each write down 30 things their father had told them. The list of tips (“Children need reliable oldies. Be there for them”, and “Always sleep on big decisions’’) grew, and soon the Baker boys realised they had a unique book that was heavily steeped in some worthy principles. While this is a natural Father’s Day gift, it works on any day of the year. \

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This 2009 bestseller has just been re-released at a lower price, and in time for the movie’s Australian release. Over the past two years, The Help’s fan base among Australian booksellers and readers has broadened and its word-of-mouth allure remains strong. Set in early 1960s southern US, it is the story of Eugenia “Skeeter” Phelan, a young white woman’s curiosity, then anger, about society’s treatment of the African-American maids in her life. As the civil rights movement gains momentum, so does Skeeter’s need to collect her black friends’ Five lucky TWR readers stories and record them. A good can receive a free copy of one for suburban bookclubs. \ State of Wonder courtesy of My Bookshop. The first five readers to visit 513 Malvern Road, Hawksburn, and mention the novel’s title will be given their free copy.

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TruTh be Told erbelly journey from Fr ancesca ca rter uncovers Liz Porter’s und of unsolved crime. Hong Kong’s red-light district to the grisly world

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hen a young, street-savvy British criminal named Andrew Pearson robbed a caravan company in 1993, he thought he got away with it. After the £38,000 was taken, the masked and armed culprit, who was one of three, left an impressively clean crime scene behind him. The only things remaining when police went to investigate were a few shaken victims and a stolen Vauxhall Cavalier car. Unfortunately for Pearson, police forensic investigators never closed the case. And when they re-examined the crime scene 11 years later, they uncovered key evidence that would later prove his guilt. Pearson had carelessly left a small fragment of a black stocking in the car, and while it did not contain the usual traces of forensic DNA evidence such as blood, saliva or hair roots, under microscopic examination, scientists were able to detect 25 flakes of dandruff. Through an updated DNA profiling system, forensic police investigators were able to match the skin flakes with Pearson’s DNA profile, which had been in the database for many years as a result of 76 other offences. Despite his plea, the jury found Pearson guilty and he was sent to jail for 15 years. Advertising copywriters for an anti-dandruff shampoo had a field day with their next campaign – “Don’t get caught with Dandruff”. It’s a crime that is so unbelievable it’s almost fiction. And with a colourful array of characters, a juicy plot and a successful outcome, it certainly fits journalist Liz Porter’s criteria for her latest book Cold Case Files: Past Crimes Solved by New Forensic Science. “The most real crime stories are really boring,” says Porter, who lives in Melbourne. “Most criminals are dull and stupid – two reasons why they are committing the crime in the first place. Their offences are usually unimaginative and their motives almost always banal. “So when I was trying to find cases to write about, I was filtering and filtering, looking for the cases that are the most like fiction. It’s interesting because it’s called true crime but in a sense it’s a very unrealistic genre. And this fascinated me, the border between fiction and fact is in some ways crime fiction.” Cold Case Files is Porter’s second book on forensic science. Her first book, Written on the Skin, was a literary success, and won a Ned Kelly Award for best true crime writing in 2007. A review in The Age described Written on the Skin as “fascinating … for anyone with more than a superficial interest in the subject of forensic science”, and The Australian heralded Porter as “a delightful and entertaining writer”. By highlighting extraordinary cases from around the world, Cold Case Files shows how modern forensic science can unlock solutions for crimes and mysteries unsolved for decades, and, in some cases, centuries. “Cold cases have a fascinating back story,” says Porter.

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“You’ve got the long-unsolved mystery, the grieving relatives who don’t know what has happened to their loved one, and then my favourite character in fiction, the obsessed detective who gets a very rare chance of looking at a case twice.” Not all Porter’s stories are about crimes. There is a chapter on Egyptologist Janet Davey’s research on the mysterious death of a mummified child, and the case of forensic music detective Martin Jarvis, who suggests that Bach’s famous cello suites were really the work of his wife, Anna Magdalena Bach. Whatever the subject, Porter writes with a scrupulous attention to scientific detail, correcting typical misconceptions on the nature and importance of forensic science. “There are key things in crime fiction that have to be fantasy because the work that detectives do is so dogged and so lengthy that it just wouldn’t be interesting,” says Porter. “A typical case might have 200 white-water suspects that have to be eliminated, and this takes a long time. If you’re trying to portray that on television, you can only do three suspects, and this just does not represent real life.” Despite the lengthy processes that cold cases often

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require, Porter’s uncomplicated, engaging style takes the reader on an effortless journey. We feel excitement as police investigators scrape back paint in a renovated flat where a murder was committed 12 years earlier and find a blood stain that leads them to a killer. Australian novelist and crime writer Garry Disher believes Porter’s book makes an important contribution to the Australian landscape of true crime writing. “When a crime is committed and investigated, we need, and demand, closure for the victims and the police, and the sense that justice has been done,’’ Disher says. “Cold cases fascinate because we know there was no closure or order restored at the time, but now, with dedicated investigators and advances in forensics, there can be. Liz Porter’s book helps to achieve this sense of satisfaction, and she’s terrific at bringing scenes and characters alive, and explaining the science and the technological methods with a light touch.” Porter’s first entree into writing about the grim and ugly side of life began in the Wan Chai district of Hong Kong. After dropping out of her master’s degree at Monash University, she moved to the bustling metropolis hoping to find work as a journalist.

“I remember thinking ‘what do I do to get published?’. I knew some girls who were working in a girlie bar, where you kept your clothes on and catered to the lonely expat men. I thought, what if I take a job there, work as a hostess and write about it? I’ll do an exposé from the inside. Tell it like it is.” Although Wan Chai today is a district of small office buildings, restaurants and cultural centres, it was Hong Kong’s thriving red-light district in the 1970s. There where cheap hotels with adjoining bars and hundreds of girls were available by the hour. “At The Subway Bar, the girls would sit behind the bar in long evening dresses and the men would come in and buy them ridiculously expensive drinks. The girls’ drinks would always be triple the price and would have the tiniest splash of alcohol, just to give it some taste.” After three weeks of working at The Subway Bar, Porter approached The Standard, a free English-language newspaper, with a pitch. “When I came into the office, I think they probably thought, ‘well, here’s a bit of entertainment’,’’ she recalls. “They asked me when I could have it done by, and because I didn’t know anything about journalism, I said tomorrow morning. I sat up all night like a hunt-and-peck typist.” When the article appeared on the cover of the newspaper’s weekend magazine, it caused a frenzy in the media world. It was the first major exposé written by a female about Hong Kong’s sleazy red-light industry. Porter became a “legend in her lunch break” and nine months later landed a job on a magazine, joining the journalist club for which she had been yearning. While the story was an important break for Porter, it also started her fascination with the underbelly of life. After returning home in the early 1980s and working on The Australian Women’s Weekly and The Sunday Telegraph, Porter wanted to sink her teeth into writing the “hard stuff”. She took a job as a police reporter on the now-defunct Daily Mirror. “In the early ’80s, you felt a real pressure being a woman that they were always trying to push you over to the softer stories,” she says. “But after working as a police reporter for about a month, I realised how boring it actually was. You had to file your stories over the radio, which I have never been very good at. I always think best through my fingers.” For the past 20 years, Porter has worked as a legal affairs reporter and feature writer for The Age. Whether it’s been writing about domestic abuse, Victoria’s street gangs, mental health or sexual harassment, Porter is committed to finding the truth. Her sharp intellect mixed with a strong sense of justice and accuracy has earned her a Media and Advertising Award in 2001 and the Victoria Law Foundation’s legal reporter of the year award in 2002 and again this year. It was while working on The Sunday Age in 1998 that Porter first became aware of Australia’s growing obsession with forensic science.

Passion for truth: Liz Porter’s book Cold Case Files continues her love of solving crimes through forensic science. (DARRIAN TRAYNOR)


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Gang rapes, bodies in dumpsters, strangle marks and unusual DNA testing were the hottest drawcards on television and bookshelves. And everyone was cashing in on the obsession for forensics and under-lit lab work. Cold Case Files, Without a Trace, Crossing Jordan, Waking the Dead and Forensic Files were just a few of the television shows dominating prime time. And CSI had just given birth to its first spin-off, CSI Miami. Accepting the offer, Porter began work on two years of research, deciding that the best way to find forensic cases that would “entertain and interest (her) readers” was to interview a range of forensic experts and ask them to tell her about their most memorable case.

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“I was watching that Scottish television show McCallum, and they would always show scenes with the forensic pathologist standing around the autopsy table with the plastic aprons kind of crackling. I remember thinking: what’s it really like? “I rang up the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine and asked if I could do a feature story about how the work of forensic scientists was now a staple of entertainment on television. They were incredibly welcoming, and over two days I interviewed 14 different people, which gave me a real sense of how it operated.” After visiting the institute, Porter went to the Victoria Police Forensic Services Centre in Macleod. She had no trouble finding people with traumatic and sometimes

unusual stories to tell. One of the most interesting stories was on the fire and bomb-blast examiner George Xydias. Published in 2003 in Sunday Life magazine, the article revealed how Xydias’ forensic evidence helped convict murderer Mark John Smith, who had “tailor-made his own crime thriller” when he attempted to delete his family. “George basically re-created the fire and discovered the only way it could have such force was by using ether, an accelerant but also an anaesthetic,” Porter says. Not long after the article was published in The Sunday Age, Porter received a phone call from publishing house Pan Macmillan, asking if there were any more cases like these and would she be interested in doing a book.

fter the research, Porter was drowning in an extraordinary number of cases. So to set a basic criteria, forensic evidence had to be crucial to the outcome of the case. It either identified the culprit (or the victim), helped the police work out what had actually happened or furnished the kind of proof that convinced a jury to convict or an accused person to plead guilty. The 55 cases were divided into chapters that focused on individual elements such as blood, bones, teeth and non-organic items such as fire and documents. “The first book was an absolute monster, because I had all my experts and a lot of biographical stuff,’’ she recalls. “But after talking to my editor, I decided to drop all the autobiographical stuff, drop all the quotes, and just focus on the cases.” With Cold Case Files, Porter’s writing approach has been much the same. The book begins with forensic anthropologist Dr Soren Blau arriving at a lonely Welsh graveyard at midnight in May 2002. Working as a lecturer in forensic archaeology and anthropology at the UK’s Bournemouth University, Blau was summoned to supervise an exhumation that was making front-page headlines around the country. The exhumation was of a suspect of a triple murder in 1973. Although the suspect had been dead for 10 years, they wanted to match his DNA profile with the genetic profile of the unknown killer. The first killing occurred when a young factory worker disappeared after walking home from a local nightclub. Her body had been found dumped in a culvert under a road leading to a disused colliery outside a nearby village. She had been raped and strangled with the hem of her own miniskirt. Three months later, a double killing, with similar circumstances occurred close to the first. Two teenagers’ bodies were found strangled and raped in a copse outside a village. The story was described by Porter as “the product of a crime journalist’s most fevered imaginings”. Its setting was so appealingly ghoulish, and the storyline so weird, that she knew it was the perfect opening for her book. “I sometimes get shocked at how I don’t actually quake at horrible crime photographs. I hope it doesn’t make me sound insensitive.” From the wannabe reporter who went undercover to the woman who meticulously fingers through crime scene photographs, magnifying glass in hand, whatever Porter is doing, one thing is certain: police detectives could certainly use someone like her on their side. \

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tv THE BORGIAS \ W Channel, Monday August 29, 8.30pm The gruesome machinations of one of Italy’s most notorious families are brought to life in this colourful new historical. A weathered Jeremy Irons takes top billing as head Borgia, using every corrupt means at his disposal to snatch the Pope’s crown. Despite being top dog, there’s no shortage of cardinals ready to give him the boot, so Irons sets son Cesare – himself a bishop – to work cutting throats behind the scenes. Cesare’s job would be a lot easier if dad didn’t immediately start tongues wagging by installing a young mistress in the Vatican. So many throats, such little time. Leaning more towards The Sopranos than, say, The Vicar of Dibley, this murderous portrait of the church makes for compelling, addictive viewing. There’s certainly little of the starchiness one might expect from God-botherers. Here, God is treated as both excuse and absolver, handing Cesare a knife and then wiping it clean. Written and directed by Neil Jordan (The Crying Game), there’s no shortchanging of drama in the name of trashiness. This isn’t the tabloid take on history offered by the likes of The Tudors, but neither does it shrink from shining a light on the era’s sex and violence. Mind you, after Game of Thrones, with its incest and beheadings, even the darkest moments here feel just a little tame. \

film BEGINNERS \ Opens August 25, Rated M Some films are so tender that it’s difficult top pick to discuss them in case their gentle magic unravels, leaving nothing but disjointed, unremarkable moments. Such is the case with the latest film from Thumbsucker director Mike Mills. Composed of snatched scenes from the disappointing life of Oliver (Ewan McGregor), Beginners is a gentle, sad collage. Haunted by his mother’s dissatisfaction and mourning his father’s recent death, Oliver is in no condition to form an attachment to beautiful Anna (Mélanie Laurent), but can’t quite stop himself. Love comes in fits and starts, with both lovers trying to shake their own sticky sadnesses.

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CAGED/CONSUMED \ Obscura Gallery, suite 11, 285 Carlisle Street, East St Kilda, until September 10. Following the recent fuss about banning live exports, a new exhibition takes an uncomfortable look at the complicated relationship between humans and animals. Why do we care about some animals and not others? What does it say about us if we consume some beasties and abuse others for our entertainment? There’s a beauty to many of these photographs, but it is stark and unglamorous. A lonely bird perches on a wreath of old ropes, a bear peers out from behind distant glass, blood stains an abattoir floor. Certainly, it’s one of those rare exhibitions where a reflected glimpse of who’s peering in is perhaps more important than the picture looking out. \ mykebartlett@gmail.com

Both are, in their ways, strangers to themselves and the world around them. As an appealing device, Mills has Oliver identify pictures of happiness, of sadness, the sky, the stars – as if naming these things is a substitute for understanding them. When they finally move in together, a miserable Anna admits she wants to be happy but doesn’t know how it’s done. The glue holding the film together is no less invisible than that binding our lovers, and no less irresistible. With admirable lightness, Mills weaves the wry, existential humour of ’80s Woody Allen with the lyricism of Lost In Translation. The result is a warm, often touching film that’s happy to poke a few bruises. \

There’s nothing a music writer likes more than a bit of surprising cut and paste. No wonder some of us have been entranced by the new record from Melbourne MC Phrase (aka Harley Webster), which promises to fuse his love of vintage rock with a background in Aussie hip-hop. This it does, and really quite well, too. Apart establishes the album’s rapped verses and rocking chorus model in thrilling style. Initially, Webster seems to draw on a ’60s garage vibe, but soon leans more towards ’80s pop. Babylon squeezes in a riff on Cool For Cats beneath a breathless, energetic vocal, while Dreamers on the Run borrows some Bowie-style glam for its massive choruses. It’s great fun and frequently exciting stuff, mixing pavement grit with skyscraping tunes. If there’s a complaint to be made, it’s that the formula quickly becomes predictable. Knowing the size of the choruses, and that a guest artist is waiting in the wings, it’s too easy to let the rapped verses slide by and, in the words of Michael Bolton – from his latest hit with comedy rappers The Lonely Island – hurry “back to the good part”. Throughout, there’s no shortage of bravado on show, like an insecure teen convincing himself he’s “the genuine dinky-di artefact”. But there are also glimpses of the sort of doubt and dissection that made the early Streets records so compelling. When Webster finally finds his own voice on penultimate Never Enough, we get a touching glimpse of a bruised and beating heart. \

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GRand daddy Ross wilson discusses the decades

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Of all these pictures, I love this one most. It’s of my first group, The Pink Finks, in 1965. I’m pretty sure the shot was taken by our friend – fellow teen muso and future star – keiTh Glass. We are backstage waiting to go on at Penthouse, the Saturday-night dance at Ormond RSL, typical of the neighbourhood teen dances that flourished across Melbourne before the liquor laws were changed and pub rock took over. We all look so innocent and unguarded as the shot is completely natural. Ross hannaFoRd (second from left) was only 13 and hadn’t had his growth spurt so he’s short and tubby like Billy Bunter. On the left is david CameRon, who became an actor and director. I’m on the right with a look on my face that takes me back inside my 16-year-old mind. It’s beautiful but almost heartbreaking to see myself on the brink of the rest of my life. My kids have that look now. \

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One of the first promo pics of daddy Cool taken and home-developed by fan/friend John ConTe in late 1970 before we’d done any recording and had only played a few underground dances. Wayne’s cardboard mouse ears, my Texta-starred tuxedo and the now-tall Ross hannaFoRd’s Guild Thunderbird guitar are all potent reminders of the no-money-but-plenty-of-joy days that we lived in then. Daddy Cool were as much a product of the LSD era, as it was of our enthusiasm for exploring old R&B and writing short, new pop songs to counter the excesses of 1970s progressive rock. It’s all there in this picture and, like the Pink Finks, the shot captures us on the brink of the next stage.

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An 80’s inspired night of glitz and glamour. Be mesmerised by the most extravagant and theatrical runway show to hit Melbourne. Take in the experience with a group of friends and indulge your senses in a three course dinner experience with boutique wines. Stan Walker to perform upon the release of his new hit single.

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September 10 2011

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7pm - Midnight

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Crown Palladium

+ Dress

Fashionably Formal

+ Tickets www.fashionaid.com.au + Price

Table of 10 $2400 Individual Tickets $250

Official After Party at Baroq House Proud to help support the


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5 Decades of Cool

The ’80s was one of the most productive periods of my career and largely spent leading grown-up popsters MOnDO rOck. This live shot was taken around the time the Chemistry album was peaking in 1981. By now I was a pro of 10 years, having led both Daddy Cool and Mondo rock to the top of the charts as well as producing the first three albums for skyhooks. Mondo rock had a string of hits, the biggest of which, cOMe saiD The BOy, is still a big download seller and radio favourite. Today’s music sounds very much influenced by the ’80s.

This is a studio shot from a session I did with Chris Budgeon to make billboards and promo stuff for the 5 DecaDes Of cOOl concerts I did in 2009 … My main thought is that I now look like my dad when he was 60-plus. He’s 90-plus now and has always been a snappy dresser – better than me. At the shoot they had make-up and wardrobe, and I chose this ’60s suit as the concerts were a retrospective of everything I’d done to that point. They let me keep the suit. I’m getting a bit sick of suits but on the other hand, now that I’m a grey-haired rock survivor, one of the last men standing, I don’t feel all that comfortable going too rock’n’roll casual. Images can be very potent – 40 years after Daddy Cool I still get asked by people, even young ones, why I cut my hair and shaved my beard. Answer: because I’d look frickin’ stupid today with long grey hair and a beard. \ Jane rOcca janerocca@mac.com

going solo This live shot, taken by my late manager Gary raBin, could easily have been of me wailing with the Mondos but by the time it was taken Mondo rock had disbanded and I was gigging less and writing more with and for other people such as JiMMy Barnes and JOhn farnhaM. for me the ’90s were largely about learning how to stop f---ing up personally and become more balanced professionally too. Happy ending.

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» The 40th anniversary edition of Daddy Who? Daddy Cool is released through Sony Music.

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» Five-star luxury

Tiritiri, just a minute’s drive out of town, is an elegant and welcoming retreat, or lodge, run by husband-and-wife team Stephanie and Denis. It offers five-star luxury boutique lodge accommodation with six guest rooms. Our room is cosy and beautifully appointed and offers one of the greatest views you could imagine waking to: 180 degrees of snow-capped mountains. Indeed, dragging ourselves away from this view was a challenge, but when we arrived at the breakfast table all was OK. On offer is a good home-cooked hot breakfast, and Denis will make you a takeaway latte for your drive to Cardrona or Treble Cone. The place feels like a B&B and its charming and interesting hosts are well suited to welcoming guests. After you’ve peeled off your ski clothes there is a little den where guests are encouraged to enjoy a glass in front of the raging fire. Stephanie and Denis invited us to dinner, where we enjoyed a delightful meal and conversation. It was a charming dinner, and knowing you can liberally enjoy the stunning wines Denis kept bringing out and then just walk upstairs was a great thing. \

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» A slice of history FederaL diner 47 Helwick Street, Wanaka +64 3 443 4028 This is a relaxed, family-friendly restaurant in Wanaka that offers good, honest meals and, during the day, great coffee. \ Cardrona HoTeL Crown Range Road, Cardrona +64 3 443 8153 www.cardronahotel.co.nz At the base of Cardrona, this charming historical pub (established in 1863 and one of New Zealand’s oldest hotels) is run by Peter and Vicki Byrne. Peter offered us some hot mulled wine as we arrived, and organised an excellent dinner in cosy surroundings. One family took up position around a huge open fire – perfect. There is outdoor and fireside dining. \

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reathtaking. It’s an overused word in travel writing, but please indulge me because it’s so valid here. It’s a bright-blue day and we’re standing on Treble Cone – which, along with Cardrona, is one of Wanaka’s two great skiing mountains – looking out over Lake Wanaka and its series of little brown islands. It has to be one of the great New Zealand experiences, so we get out the digitals and snap away. Apart from Wanaka’s extraordinary natural beauty, its excellent skiing and the beautiful wines grown in the Central Otago region, our three-night stay here will always be remembered for a personal first: my partner skied for the first time and she is, I can report, a natural. At Cardrona, 1670 metres above sea level and about a half-hour drive from Wanaka, we met up with Kate, an excellent instructor, who showed Jo the basics. Cardrona is great for beginners, but learning today was challenging in the severe conditions (we were later told it was 15 below, factoring in windchill). Within a couple of hours, Jo was skiing down a small run, with Kate at her side. By the afternoon, defying the severe conditions, she was skiing by herself on a beginners’ run, while Kate showed me some intermediate runs. We spent the next day at Treble Cone, the largest ski area in New Zealand with some of the best runs in the country. With its wide runs and open slopes, it is mainly suitable for intermediate to advanced skiers, but there is a good beginners’ run here serviced by a poma, which is perfect for those on day one or two of their skiing. And Jo took advantage. We fortified ourselves at the café with coffee and hot chocolate, and warmed up in front of the open fire, where skiers can take a breather. Getting to New Zealand is so simple and enjoyable. We hopped over on a Melbourne-Queenstown direct flight (three hours) and drove one hour to Wanaka, where we picked up our ski gear, stopped into Relishes Café with its open fire for a glass of pinot – you have to, really, in this cold-climate pinot-friendly wine area – and settled into our accommodation. \

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Ski at Treble Cone. What a stunning mountain. There are spectacular views of Lake Wanaka, Mount Aspiring and the Southern Alps. It features a purpose-built learners’ area, providing long, groomed runs for beginners and intermediates. There is also plenty of off-piste snow for advanced skiers. Ski at Cardrona. With its magnificent long runs, Cardrona is suitable for all levels and abilities, including three Magic Learner lifts, a beginner quad chair and scenic learner runs. More than 50 per cent of the terrain is suitable for intermediates.


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Recovery and conditioning Whether you are an avid weekend warrior on the slopes or just a beginner, you will be familiar with “skiers’ leg burn” that comes with the territory. So you think all the hard work is done once you have come in from a successful, semi-pain-free day on the slopes? Before you pour yourself that glass of après-ski vino, try these three handy tricks. They are sure to help your muscle-recovery success and rid your legs of the lactic acid build-up that can lead to leg burn. You can be assured of an A-grade back-up performance the next day.

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Spin bike: Twenty minutes (high cadence, low effort – it’s about flushing out your legs) followed by a stretch, then repeat 20 minutes. If you don’t have access to a bike (or your legs are so tight just getting to the bike seems like a struggle), a 15-minute stretch focusing on your quads, calves, hips and glutes will make all the difference .

» Stephanie Hickey is a snowboard champion and 2010 Winter Olympian.

A FoAm roller is my secret to success. I always carry a mini one in my bag. Rolling out your quads with one of these for five to 10 minutes will make all the difference to your recovery and tomorrow’s performance. (Plus it’s way cheaper than a massage and can be just as effective.) Follow up the bike/stretch and roller routine with a hot And cold Shower or bath. Run the freezing-cold water on your legs for one minute, followed by hot water for one minute. Repeat three times. You will curse me at the time but thank me the next morning for your revitalised legs.

The quicker your body recovers, the better your performance will be. Increased circulation can aid in the recovery of inflammation, stressed/overworked muscles and injury repair. To finish off, obvious but often forgotten, keep up your fluids. The higher you are, the more fluids you need (I’m talking water and Gatorade-type fluids, people, not the type they serve at the après ski bars). It’s a lot harder to drink more at high altitude. Headache, fatigue and nausea can be warning signs of dehydration (often confused with altitude sickness). Rehydration will aid the recovery process. Hopefully, the pre-season work you have done and the DIY-at-home tips will help you stay on target and injury free. \

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t’s that time of year again – mornings so cold I often think it will snow in Melbourne. You have heard all the recent snow reports and don’t want to miss out on the best snow season in years. This is the year you really want to get back into skiing – or your best mate from work has convinced you that this is the season you’ll take up skiing or snowboarding for the first time. You are ready to invest the cash, but have you invested the fitness hard yards your body deserves in order to endure the winter (or even just the weekend) on your skis or board? There is that dreaded feeling you get in your legs, feet and butt that comes on your first day on the slopes that will make you regret skipping those Wednesday-morning spin classes. It is hard to simulate “on-snow” training in the off-season but there are certainly target areas and muscles you can work on without being strapped into your boots. When doing any sort of snow sport, whether it be skiing, snowboarding, cross-country or even gung-ho tobogganing (most of which are considered extreme sports), having a gym membership is like having insurance. Pre-season fitness training ensures you will be prepared for longer, steeper and more challenging

terrain as well as providing your best chance of avoiding injury (especially if you’re a first-timer). Skiing and boarding put a lot of strain on your body – not to mention all the muscles you never knew you had. Snow sports require strength, endurance, speed, flexibility and often reflexes (Mount Buller’s Bourke Street on a Saturday, anyone?) Here are some simple no-brainer tips to help you get through the winter in one piece. It’s recommended you put in the effort before the ski season or planned ski holiday, but it’s not too late to start now. Train frequently – a minimum of three times a week, if possible. Variety is the key. Mix up your cardio; if you love running, switch to a bike or the stepper once a week or even that Zumba class you have been eyeing off. Vary your strength training – switch your linear weight session to yoga or a pump class. Your most important focus should be strong, conditioned legs. These are what will get you through the winter. Try squat and lunge variations mixed in with all your other programs. You should enjoy the cross training and stay motivated. Don’t be afraid to mix things up a little. Keep training throughout the winter months, too. So you went up the hill last weekend and you think you will need Monday to Friday just to recover for the following weekend? Wrong! The midweek training between snowy weekends is the most important. You may reduce the workload to save your legs for the weekend. I recommend a home workout if you don’t have the time or access to the gym. All you need is a Swiss ball, a Thera-Band and a yoga mat. Always warm up before a day on the slopes – a hot shower and a good stretch before you leave the house will make a big difference. Three stretches focusing on your lower body I would include would be: quad stretch; calf stretch; and hips and glutes stretches. Finally, get a lesson – for first-timers it’s a must. Get the basics taught to you by someone who’s qualified (and preferably has a rich European accent) and avoid picking up bad habits from friends and family. If you have not been to the snow for a few years, it never hurts to tune up again and hone those fundamentals. Plus you’ll avoid the agony of having your partner gloat over their own skiing skills, years of experience and newfound ability to be a ski instructor. Enjoy yourself … and see you on the slopes. \

stephanie-hickey@hotmail.com

» www.vicsnowreport.com.au » www.visitvictoria.com/activities-andattractions/outdoor-activities/skiing. aspx

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R e v Ie w \ m o t oR cy cl e s though, track days are sweaty affairs – and the colour of adrenalin is occasionally brown, so if you’ve got your own leathers, boots, gloves and helmet, you’re much better off using those. And that’s about it. “Nice to haves” would include tyre warmers, lap timers, extra-sticky tyres, a tyre-pressure gauge, a copy of Keith Code’s A Twist of the Wrist II and, of course, a properly prepared track bike if you’ve got access to one. A bike trailer and a set of tie-down straps can also be manna from heaven at the end of a strenuous day at the track – riding flat out is physically and mentally exhausting, and the last thing you’ll want to do after six sessions on a track is get back on your bike and ride home. Take the example of one of our TWR readers, Jen, who got home from her first track day so thoroughly knackered that she got halfway through a shower before realising she still had her clothes on. And where to go? Well, as Melburnians, we’re blessed with easy access to two very good racetracks, Calder Park and Broadford, within an hour’s drive. An hour-and-a half-away there’s the magnificent Phillip Island, a favourite racetrack of MotoGP and World Superbike gods as well as waddling penguins. A few hours up the Hume we’ve got the very decent Winton Raceway, and just out past Springvale Road you’ll find Sandown Park, although motorcycle events there are fairly rare. Track days tend to cost $130 to $250, and are generally organised into groups based on ability. Beginners should definitely start in the novice group, where overtaking is often strictly controlled and

Bike torque\ get dad on the right track, says Loz BLain in your family rides a bike, If the dad then you need think no further about what to get him for Father’s Day.

As far as hazards go, there are no trees, buildings, wandering animals, Armco barriers or pylons to run into. There’s no dopey (or homicidal) traffic coming I’m here to tell you that whatever he rides, whether the other way. There are helpful people with flags he’s a two-wheeled enthusiast, a white-bearded to tell you if there is any sort of problem around the tourer or an A-to-B commuter type, virtually no next corner and supervisors to make sure nobody is motorcyclist is immune to the intoxicating pleasure putting others at risk out there. of a day at the racetrack. If those things don’t combine to boost dad’s I don’t mean sitting around watching, either – confidence, there’s also the fact that after a few though all bikers owe it to themselves to get to a sighting laps, you know exactly where each corner race meeting from time to time and watch the gods goes – and every one of them is tailored to test and of speed pushing their machines to the limit and reward a certain skill. beyond. No, I’m talking about dad actually getting You’ve got space and time to sink into long, out there and cutting some laps himself. looping left- and right-handers, thinking about Track days are not just for racers, folks. your lines, marvelling at the lean angles your Track A lot of riders shy away from track time bike can produce and experimenting to see days are under the impression that it’s somehow what gives you better exit speed or a better not just more dangerous than road riding. But if run at the next entry point. you approach it with the right mindset, And when you hit the straights, for racers you’re no more likely to come to grief than you can discover what your machine is on a spirited road ride. And the risk of serious capable of when it’s not confined to a life of injury is much lower – after all, racetracks are offensive 40km/h urban speed limits and police built to allow you to fall off in comfort and style. playing ghillie-suit dress-ups on your favourite If dad has ever tried it before, he’ll need no scratching roads. convincing. If he hasn’t, I’d put it to him this way: if Even if dad’s machine isn’t designed for life at you like leaning your bike over, a track day is like the 300km/h, they’re all built to be enjoyed at full best road ride you’ll ever experience. throttle and high revs, and it’s an exhilarating and For starters, the tarmac is lots wider than your educational experience to let fido off the chain once average twisty road, plus you get to use all of it in a while. instead of being confined to your lane. So here’s what dad will need: The surface is excellent, there are no potholes, A motorcycle. Duh! Or you can rent fully prepped diesel smears or gravel and the white lines aren’t 600cc track bikes from some track-day operators, slippery because racetrack owners actually care too, usually for about $400 a day, with a $2000 or so enough about motorcyclists to pay the extra 10 cents excess if you end up damaging one. a litre for paint that doesn’t act like an oil slick in the Riding gear, including full leathers. Again, a lot wet. Take note, VicRoads. of track-day operators hire out this stuff. Be warned

supervisors can watch to see who needs to move up to the quicker groups. If dad’s a bit timid, probably the best way to introduce him to racetrack riding with minimal risk is to take one of the many advanced-skills courses run on tracks such as Broadford. A great example is the Advanced 1 skills course run by Stay Upright, in which qualified instructors take you through bike control, road riding and cornering skills exercises out on the track, before taking each student out at the end of the day for several “you follow me, then I’ll follow you” laps to give direct feedback. My final bit of advice for beginner track riders is this: you might be able to go a lot quicker on a racetrack, but there’s no need to go out of your comfort zone. The best approach to a track day is to start out as if you’re on the road, only riding as fast as you can see, and then gradually increase the pace until you’re riding at speeds and lean angles you find comfortable yet challenging. Don’t get sucked into the temptation of going flat out straight away – that’s when people run out of talent and end up coming home with slightly less motorcycle and slightly more grass and sand than they started out with. If dad approaches his track time with the right attitude, he’ll have an exhilarating experience. He’ll discover capabilities he never knew were within his reach. His pure bike control and mental ability to deal with speed will be honed to a fine edge. But it also might have the effect of slowing him down on the road a bit, now that he’s experienced the comparative safety and extended margin for error you enjoy at the racetrack. Happy Father’s Day! \

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Pricing guide Apartments One bedroom

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Standard features Open-plan living/dining and kitchen Oak parquetry flooring l Architecturally designed cornices and architraves l Miele appliances l Italian marble surfaces l 2pac joinery l Main bedrooms with en suite and walk-in wardrobe l 100 per cent wool carpets l Reverse-cycle heating/cooling l l

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baby-boomer market who are interesting in selling the big family home and moving into a secure, low-maintenance but luxurious apartment in the area. Residents of Malvern, one of the city’s most Beau Monde has seven two-bedroom apartments and prestigious postcodes, may well be acquainted with the one single-bedroom apartment. Three apartments with term as many move effortlessly in the world of fashion three bedrooms include two penthouse apartments. The and live among this city’s movers and shakers. apartments range from 106 square metres to 203 square A new development called Beau Monde is giving metres. All but one have a study. Prices start at $970,000 A-listers a building they can call their own. for the one-bedroom apartment, ranging to $2 million Beau Monde, at 3 Ascot Street Malvern, is a for the one remaining penthouse. boutique development of 11 luxury single-level There are five ground-floor apartments, four There apartments from the Zedd Group. on the first floor and two penthouses on the is still one With more than 40 years experience in second (top) floor. All have secure basement the Malvern/Armadale property field, the car parking and storage areas. penthouse family-owned Zedd Group knows what sets Linda Simons, principal of LSA Architects, available its developments apart – it’s about making which designed Beau Monde, said the brief it personal, attention to detail, and engaging from the developers was to design high-end outstanding consultants to create beautiful projects luxury apartments to appeal to the Malvern market. in exceptional locations. Beau Monde’s classical façade features columns and Theo and Betty Zervas, the sister-brother team mouldings and Juliet balconies with wrought-iron work. behind Zedd Group, are no strangers to Ascot Street. Luxurious finishes include oak parquetry flooring, They attended Malvern Central School and would walk 100 per cent wool carpets. Italian marble splashbacks past 3 Ascot Street on their way to school each day. and benchtops, 2pac joinery, a full suite of Miele The Zervas family, headed by the parents Emmanouel appliances and Studio Bagno bathroom fixtures. and Joanne, had their children dabbling in property Larger-than-usual terraces with enough space renovation projects, and all the children knew how to to house an outdoor setting and barbecue are use a hammer or a paintbrush. also features.Gardens and landscaping design is by The pair are proud of their heritage, and excited about noted landscape architect, John Patrick. their future. It was with this affinity and passion for the Construction on the project started earlier this year area that when the opportunity came to acquire and and is scheduled for completion in the second half of develop 3 Ascot Street, it was grasped with both hands. next year. \ MARIA HARRIS The development, which is opposite the Malvern mharris@theweeklyreview.com.au Gardens, is deliberately pitched at the affluent

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Beau Monde will offer its well-heeled residents a chance to have the best of the sophisticated Malvern lifestyle. Opposite the justly famous Malvern Gardens and Malvern Central School, its position is second to none. Malvern Gardens with exotic trees, winding paths and an ornamental lake is like having a small-scale botanic garden almost on the doorstep. The shops, cafés and restaurants of Glenferrie Road and High Street are only moments away. Trams are also close and the city is only eight kilometres away, with easy access to the freeway. Whether it is an interest in education, healthy lifestyle and sports, Beau Monde is near several private schools, Stonnington Library, tennis courts, medical facilities, and the Harold Holt Swim Centre. august 24, 2011 \ The weekly review 31


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Now & then: The rear of Lygon Court in Drummond Street, on the old Pram Factory site, and (far left) the theatre as it was in 1982.

The hard-core tower dwellers frowned over the more organised, middle-class members of the Performing Group who had day jobs and pressed clothes. Barry Oakley, advertising copywriter and Catholic father of six, felt slightly uncomfortable as bourgeois values were attacked with gusto at monthly meetings. “There was only one thing I shared with the obespierres and the Madame Defarges of the collective, and that was a belief in Australian plays done for Australians, by Australians,” he reminisced in the ’90s.

Playwright Barry Dickins said that The Pram Factory created the best, most exciting theatre in Australia. “But it was also a hard school that has been romanticised out of proportion. It was an eccentric and strange place to be.” Despite cultural and societal differences, the APG produced seminal Australian theatre such as Dimboola and The Removalists. For almost a decade The Pram Factory was the core of an arts circle that included nearby La Mama Theatre and the Film Co-op next door. Writer and musician Stephen Cummings visited the co-op every week. He remembers watching a series of experimental movies by local filmmakers the Cantrills (Arthur and Corinne) and low-budget mini-features, including a “gay game show”. After emerging from the dark he would sell his hand-drawn beatnik comics at the trash-and-treasure market outside the Pram Factory. Despite a vigorous campaign to save it from demolition, led by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Billy Snedden, The Pram Factory was sold in May 1980 for $475,000. The Pram Factory and the co-op were demolished and a shopping complex, Lygon Court, was built. It includes a supermarket, pharmacy, two medical clinics, clothes shops and cinema. It is bright and spacious and the word “SALE” is plastered everywhere. Borders Bookshop has reluctantly vacated as online shopping and interest in e-books escalates. A couple of doors down, the La Mama-run Carlton Court House Theatre continues to produce local theatre and has no plans to sell. \

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The former livery building, complete with rising damp and rats, had also acted as a bordello in the ’40s and ’50s. It became home to a growing group of theatrical types who grew up to become some of Australia’s finest: Max Gillies, Barry Dickins, Jane Clifton and Graham Blundell to name a few. The evolving Australian Performing Group (APG) created two theatres upstairs; to perform new Australian drama by David Williamson, Jack Hibberd and Bill Garner in the place they called The Pram Factory. The cobbled stable area downstairs was for storage (and the rats). The tower was home to a communal group of idealists, living rent-free on a roster system while avoiding the ever-mounting piles of dirty dishes. Clifton recalls in her memoir The Address Book that “sometimes you needed to scrape off the top of the kitchen table with a spade”. Despite the dirt there would usually be 10 regulars clustered in the kitchen, in various states of chemical distress (apart from Jane who piously abstained), writing plays to perform in the park the next day. They also wrote notes, postcards and collages on brown paper bags to each other almost daily. “Professions of love, admiration, analogy, anger and requests or granting of permission to sleep with someone,” Clifton remembers. The theatre group called itself a collective where there would be no roles, no authority, no power of the directors over the actors and equal pay for all. The actions inside these peeling walls would be pure. Like most creative groups, not everyone got along.

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Toorak residence pool “We often get involved in garden design. We believe that the garden is an outdoor room and should be considered in the overall design of the house. This pool was designed for a family to use while providing a beautiful focal point from within the house. Natural materials such as decking and bluestone were used to create a tactile environment with a touch of Asian inspiration.”

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how his design practice has evolved. The company started a decade ago doing some retail work (Calibre Clothing is still a client), along with some high-end apartment and penthouse projects as well as some retail work in Sydney. Now, however, its expertise stretches from architecture to garden design to interiors and furniture. “We’re becoming a bit unique in that respect – we’re the only practice able to offer all those services under one roof,” says Hicks. He says he started out very interested in minimalism and modernism: “I love the modernist design where tile joins line up with joinery, very precise, very clean, very slick.” Hicks was also intrigued by the practice of paring back spaces, and looks to explore the architectural quality of space – something that has developed into a language that informs the company’s other projects. “All of our projects are highly detailed, very rationalised – the spaces are thought about and are workable spaces. What the modernists used to do is rationalise how space worked and how space flowed to different areas,” Hicks says, explaining that the company used to be brought in to fix problems caused by other architects. “The problem is they look at the façade first or the shape of the building and try to fit the interiors into it, whereas we look at how you’re meant to live in a space and then work outward. We’ve found that to be quite successful, especially with residential design; you live on the inside of the building, you don’t live standing on the outside of the building looking at it.” However, his interest in interior design allows him to layer the clean lines of his work with fabulously decorative details – details that are allowed to become the centrepiece instead of fighting for attention. “We’re doing a project at the moment, a four-storey house. I was recently overseas and we bought chandeliers for the living room; I saw them and sent an email to the client telling him they would be perfect,” Hicks says. “The client asked ‘Why would I be buying chandeliers now, when I don’t even have a dining room and the walls aren’t even up?’ But I knew they were just perfect for that space, and that’s how we work.” When clients want to keep a particular item, it is incorporated into the design, but so is their trust. Do clients call him, years down the line, to see if such and such would fit in with the house’s aesthetic? Yes, Hicks says, grinning. He is sent pictures of everything from vases to tables, asking for his approval. Nevertheless, he is quick to point out that not all of the projects on which the company works require massive expenditure – an eye for design and layout is more important. “We do concentrate on luxury, but luxury doesn’t necessarily mean expensive. Luxury is about quality of space and quality of choice. It’s how you put things together, make them work for the client and interact with the space,” he says. Looking after the entire project also allows Hicks to juggle costs – playing around with the budget to achieve a layered effect, where more money is spent on things that are more obvious and less on things that aren’t.

“It’s all about creating a story for the client.”

Harbourside penthouse

Parkside penthouse

“This penthouse was fully refurbished, involving a complete strip-out of the existing space to create a clean shell. New-space planning was undertaken to provide the client with their desired spaces, which also rationalised movement and delineated sight lines throughout the apartment. All of our work starts with the architectural and moves into the decorative. The layering of materials such as the wall panelling and the new herringbone flooring contrast with the more fluid freeform of the artwork by Dale Frank and the patterned custom-made rug. Every piece of furniture and all fabrics have been selected to complement the architectural space.”

“Bespoke furniture and antique sourcing are combined in our projects to create that something extra. When designing spaces, we also consider the end look and comfort level. This holistic approach is what our clients have been interested in as it provides an individual product. We will often start looking at the furniture with a client while we are looking at the architectural envelope. This way, we can start a ‘collection’, if you like, instead of trying to fill a space once it is completed. All aspects of design are considered as a whole in our projects instead of stages.”

“Some things retreat and some things jump out at you. With some parts of the design you have to have real restraint, with others you can be over the top,” he says. “What I find is most designers or architects will do one or the other – you’ll have your purist, minimal architects and your flamboyant ones, but there’s not a lot of people who can mesh the two together. That’s what really interested me and that’s where I try to push the direction of what we do.” Asked if there is a particular passion, Hicks expresses a love of different periods of design and styles. He rattles off architectural elements used in Versailles and Paris and laments what he feels as a dilution of the passion

nurtured by modernist masters such as Frank Lloyd Wright, who would design every aspect of a house right down to the doorhandles. “I love architecture, I love really clean spaces, but I also love the decorative aspect. There’s a really interesting history behind every piece,” he says. “That’s how we create stories and interests. It’s all about creating a story for the client and creating an environment that they’re going to feel very comfortable in.” \

hraj@theweeklyreview.com.au

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A house with 1930s origins has been transformed into a 21-century version of everything a resort-style residence needs … and then some, writes MARIA HARRIS.

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ike many projects, it started off small and then grew. At first the owners just wanted to renovate the kitchen and bathrooms of their 1930s house. Then they opted to go all the way. To bring their house into the 21st century, they called in architect Phillip Mannerheim, well known for his houses in the eastern suburbs. The house, set on 1672 square metres of land, has been totally rebuilt and extended so that it could almost qualify as a suburb in its own right. Accommodation includes formal dining and sitting rooms, five bedrooms, four bathrooms (including two en suites) and a luxurious stone-finished kitchen/meals and family area. Resort-style amenities include the gas- and solar-heated swimming pool, north-south mod grass tennis court, roofed outdoor entertainment area, gym and luxurious home theatre. Apart from taking children to school, going shopping or heading to the airport, there is probably no need to leave this property at all. It pretty well has everything. Its 1930s origins are there in the steeply gabled roofline and the large, elevated porch entrance, but for the rest this house looks new. A path leads through manicured gardens to the front door of the huge, rendered house. With its long list of features and inclusions, nothing has been overlooked in the quest for luxury and liveability. Heavy double doors open into an entry hall, with the formal dining room and sitting room off to the left-hand side. A custom-designed gas fireplace is a feature of the sitting room. Double doors off the entry also open to the one downstairs bedroom with its en suite and built-in wardrobe. On the way to the informal family area you pass a huge laundry with a powder room. The informal living zone is the heart and soul of this house. Huge windows look out to the swimming pool in the back garden and the tennis court at the side. In the luxurious kitchen, CaesarStone benchtops are packed with the latest Miele appliances, including an integrated dishwasher, fridge and freezer. There is instantaneous hot water and chilled, filtered water. The light-filled living area has polished floorboards, an island bench lit by three overhead lights and an array of new white cabinets on two walls. At the end of the kitchen, a sliding door opens to a butler’s pantry with wraparound bench space and sink. Past the kitchen, the informal meals area and living room have a wall of built-in storage. Windows, framed by expensive curtains in neutral tones, look out to the private, hedged gardens, tennis court and swimming pool. Double glass doors open to the outdoor entertainment area, which is where the family “lives” all through summer, says the owner. Bi-fold doors open the area out to the swimming pool on one side and – on the other side – to a deck that looks out to the tennis court. On a hot day, this is a real “pass the gin and tonic” spot to watch the family and friends battle out the best of three sets. Still in this part of the house, off the meals area is the home theatre, with dark-grey walls and tiered seating, and offering grand viewing. Upstairs, three bedrooms and a retreat occupy the front of the house. Heading down the hall past the

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JELLIS CRAIG, 9810 5000 53-55 Wills Street, Kew Price: $6 million + Expressions of Interest: Closing August 26 at noon Fast facts: Architect-extended 1930s house, 2010 renovation, grand en suite, dressing room, designer gas fireplace, home-theatre system includes projector and 100-inch screen, four plasma TVs, surround-sound speakers, powder room, study, outdoor entertainment area, wired Foxtel internet, built-in surround-speakers in ceiling of family room, outdoor entertainment room, CaesarStone kitchen, Miele appliances, bar fridge, solar/gas-heated pool and spa, laundry chute, mod grass tennis court, close to Kew Junction, schools and access to the Eastern Freeway and CBD.

KEW \ 7 kms from the Cbd How this suburb has moved: down by 30.8 per cent in the quarter to June 2011.* REIV stats

“A StunnInG ExAmPLE oF CLASSIC ARCHItECtuRE WItH ExEmPLARy APPoIntmEntS tHRouGHout.” PEtER VIGAno – AGEnt study, you arrive at double doors, which open to the parents’ suite. This luxurious area starts off with a huge dressing room/walk-in wardrobe, which opens into the grand en suite. There are taupe-coloured walls, contrasting white ceilings, twin vanities and classically styled white cabinets as well as a freestanding bath and oversized shower. The end of the hall opens into an opulent bedroom with a sitting area. Expensive curtains frame the windows. Bi-fold, white-painted timber-framed glass doors open to a supersized wrought-iron-trimmed balcony that overlooks the tennis court and garden. \

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kooyong

toorak

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Being set on a hill, Kooyong has a distinct Hollywood feel to it, as does this threestorey elevated mansion taking pride of place in Mernda Road. Set on 1075 square metres of land, the front gardens have stone terraces surrounding lush grass. Inside, however, is another story, with a renovation completed by Schulberg Demkiw Architects, the scale and graceful style will suit the largest, most discerning family. Off the grand foyer is a library with built-in shelving and an open fireplace and, across the way, a formal dining room with a Jetmaster fireplace. Nearby is a cosy sitting room with an open fireplace and pool views and

postcode

3144

The charm of this 1930s English-style family residence extends to the five-year-old renovation that is timeless and light, with floor-to-ceiling windows. A versatile floor plan zones living for parents, kids and even a nanny. Off the entry are two fitted studies that lead to a kids’ retreat. The elegant living room, with built-in shelves and an open fireplace, plus the adjoining formal dining room, have vistas of the north-facing gardens. The nearby kitchen has Gaggenau appliances, a butler’s pantry and an open-plan meals and family room. Sliding doors open to the lush gardens below and a tiled outdoor dining area with a built-in barbecue and pizza oven. Downstairs is a guest bedroom with garden views, an en suite, cellar, a double garage and single garage. Upstairs is a kids’ lounge area, three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The large main bedroom suite has his and hers walk-in wardrobes, one through to the en suite. \ MICHELLE OSTROW ZUKERMAN

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3142

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RT EDGAR, 9826 1000 19 Sargood Street Price: $4.5 million + Auction: September 3 at 11am 38 The weekly review \ august 24, 2011

the sumptuous Calacatta stone-and-marble kitchen with window splashbacks and Miele appliances. The adjoining family room is dotted with high windows and sliding doors that open to a tropical garden setting where travertine tiles and plants surround the pool and barbecue area. Back inside, a double garage is off an enormous games room with vaulted ceilings. Upstairs is the main bedroom with a separate fitted dressing room leading to a double en suite with a spa. One bedroom has a balcony and en suite, then another bedroom and a central bathroom complete this floor. The top level is just for fun, with twin bedrooms with their own play areas and a light-filled powder room. \ MICHELLE OSTROW ZUKERMAN

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BENNISON MACKINNON, 9864 5000 7 Kenilworth Grove Price: $1.65 million – $1.775 million Auction: August 27 at 1.30pm

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KAY & BURTON, 9820 1111 4 Mernda Road Price: $5.5 million + Expressions of Interest: Closing August 30 at 5pm

This unusual brick Californian bungalow has had a few additions over time, giving it a distinct blend of architectural elements. The keyless entry is under an arched portico. Inside, a formal sitting room has a bay window, an open fireplace and a door to a front verandah that leads back into a bedroom. Down the hall is the large main bedroom suite with an open fireplace and a walkthrough wardrobe to an en suite. Across from here are two bedrooms and a central bathroom. A fantastic feature is a tropical fish tank. Behind the tank is a sunken fitted home office. In the living room, an open fireplace divides two big window seats. The kitchen has a CaesarStone island bench, a stainless steel workbench and Miele appliances. Doors open off the meals area to paved outdoor dining area and pool. A hidden workshop with a roller door is accessed via the powder room or down the side of the house. \ MICHELLE OSTROW ZUKERMAN

postcode

3146


malvern east The Gascoigne Estate is known for rows of incredible period houses and established trees, lending it an old-world charm. No.7 Bates Street is the home of a builder who has created a thoughtful renovation. Architectural skylights feature above, while antique wandoo floorboards are below. This house is faultless, from the sweet-smelling front gardens to an inspirational study with a glass wall and everything in between. The main bedroom suite has built-in cupboards, a fireplace and a window seat. The walk-through wardrobe leads to a sumptuous en suite with timber and CaesarStone vanities and a bath. The back area is simply breathtaking in its size and style, as two large family rooms interconnect. One is a play room or billiards room and the other has built-in stone seating under feature windows with an inset open fireplace. High above, specially designed skylights create an indoor/outdoor feel. Outside, bluestone tiles and two dining areas surround the pool, one with a built-in barbecue. The kitchen has a skylight above a long, white-stone island bench, a coffee nook overlooking the pool, a desk, red splashbacks, Miele appliances and a walk-in pantry with more appliances. Upstairs are three stylish bedrooms with built-in shelves and desks, all with en suites, and one with dual entry. Also up here is a cinema or gym with a balcony. \ MICHELLE OSTROW ZUKERMAN

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IN THIS MARKET, PERHAPS MORE THAN EvER, YOU NEEd PROCESS what others are paying on similar houses that have sold and offer similar amounts. In Melbourne we tend to look at land size and work out house value and add them together to get a figure. The question is whether that figure based on land size and house value is even relevant at the moment. The data used to arrive at that figure is probably from before the recent sharemarket turmoil, and we know from reading the papers that the property market has dropped, too. Another problem is that there may be a difference between what is happening on the overall property market and the price of the specific house at which you are looking. An individual house may have dropped more than the overall market, or it may not have dropped at all if it is a quality house. Just as with shares, not all property is the same and not all properties have dropped to the same extent. Even period houses can vary. While many have held up well on price, especially in inner Melbourne, and some have

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MARSHALL WHITE, 9822 9999 7 Bates Street Price: $3.4 million + Auction: September 3 at 1.30pm

What’s happening to property prices? hether it’s at the best of times or the worst of times, the most common question we get when it comes to Melbourne’s inner million-dollar-plus market is: Mal, what’s happening to property prices? Right now, buyers are perhaps even more price-sensitive than usual. Some are like that because they have a lot of debt and can’t afford not to be conscious about price. Others have little debt because they haven’t overpaid in the past – and they don’t want to start overpaying now. There are those asking the question about the price but who actually have no intention to buy because they perceive that the risks are too great and are consequently frozen and unable to act at all. Then there is the much smaller number of people scouring the markets because they are seeing opportunities to act. The million-dollar-plus Melbourne market is as low as it has been for some time in terms of activity. That’s because right now it is operating on a needs basis. The only ones who are acting are those who need to buy and those who need to sell. Without those buyers who want to or would like to, or who would otherwise operate on whim, the top end is a greatly contracted market. So if you have to – or want to – buy, what price do you pay? Normally, buyers look at

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actually risen in the past year, others have seen major price drops. But surely the housing market is stable – not like shares! Actually, the housing market is a lot more volatile than you may think – especially at the moment. Even a specific property can sell at a vastly different price depending on the number of bidders competing for it. One weekend a house you might think was worth $2.5 million may have three bidders going for it. Say one drops out at $2.35 million but the other two bidders keep fighting it out till it gets to $2.785 million. But on another weekend one of the higher bidders doesn’t bid, and if the vendor was nervous about selling in this market, the same house may have sold for $2.36 million. That’s a difference of $425,000 on a $2.5 million house. As to which of those is the right price to pay – $2.36 million or $2.785 million – we would never criticise what someone pays for a house as long as they had bought it fully informed of their options. Buying a family home is not just a financial decision but an emotional one as well and if you really want it, who is to say you’ve overpaid? Whether it is a good time to buy or not and a property is cheap or not, in the end you are the one who pays it or passes on it, and you are the one who will live by that decision. In this market, perhaps more

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than ever, you need process: which means thinking about why you are buying, what it is worth to you and how can you negotiate it to your advantage if circumstances allow. If you follow a solid process, then the question of price becomes a lot clearer. \ Mal JaMes Principal Buyer advocate 0408 107 988 \ 9804 3133 We Only Buy HOMes www.james.net.au

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POSTCODE

3122

blackburn south 5

2

With a white-picket fence, this double-storey five-bedroom weatherboard residence will suit any family. The inside of the house provides for spacious open-plan living, with polished floorboards throughout the lower level. To the right of the front entrance is an elegant living area and open fireplace, continuing onto the family and dining areas neighbouring the kitchen. Here you will find white stone benchtops and stainless steel appliances. A long deck outside allows for entertaining, with stairs leading down to the lawn and back shed. Three spacious bedrooms, all with built-in wardrobes, are downstairs and share a central bathroom and sitting room or study area. Upstairs is another sitting or living area, another bedroom with built-in wardrobes, and the spacious main bedroom with walk-in wardrobes and large en suite. The house is moments from Box Hill High School and Laburnum Primary School, Blackburn train station and the Canterbury Road shopping strip. \ jayne duff

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Price: $800,000 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $880,000 auction: September 3 at noon

Woodards Camberwell 9805 1111 4

3

2

3103

Jellis Craig 9810 5000 4

2

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37 Fairview Street, Hawthorn ................................................................. Price: $2.5 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday September 10 at 1.30pm .................................................................

5 Chatfield Avenue, Balwyn ................................................................. Price: $1.8 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday August 27 at 1pm .................................................................

In a serene river-side cul-de-sac moments from Scotch College, a stroll to Fairview Park and walking distance from Glenferrie and Riversdale Road trams, this outstanding modern residence is the ideal family domain. Ideal in every way. Let's eat lunch @ Ocha, 3 Church Street Let's eat dinner @ Charcoal Grill on The Hill, 289 High St Let's drink coffee @ Porgy and Mr Jones, 219 Auburn Road

Evocative classic character and contemporary comfort define the supreme success of Avignon (c1929). Laden with architectural allure and featuring elegant formal rooms, study, conservatory and Mediterranean-style fountain terrace. Let's eat lunch @ Snow Pony, 95 Whitehorse Road Let's eat dinner @ Narai Thai, 296 Whitehorse Road Let's drink coffee @ All About Coffee, 335 Whitehorse Road

3130

12 Hone avenue

3145

4

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postcode

WOOdaRdS, 9894 1000

POSTCODE

Abercromby's Real Estate 9864 5300

2

2

POSTCODE

3127

Marshall White 9822 9999 4

2

POSTCODE 2

3141

RT Edgar Toorak 9826 1000 5

2

POSTCODE

2

3123

Noel Jones Camberwell 9809 2000 2

2

2

45 Nirvana Avenue, Malvern East ................................................................. Price: $1.3 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday September 3 at 12.30pm .................................................................

7 Barola Road, Mont Albert ................................................................. Price: $1.8 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday September 3 at 12.30pm .................................................................

246c Domain Road, South Yarra ................................................................. Price: $3 million ................................................................. Auction Saturday September 3 at 1pm .................................................................

309/102-118 Camberwell Road, Hawthorn East ................................................................. Price: $480,000 - $520,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday September 3 at 1pm .................................................................

Nestled in a beautiful street, this renovated Edwardian house sings of happiness and comfort. A complete home. Close to parks, shops, transport and schools. A blue-chip investment in family contentment.

Substantial family accommodation on a superb garden allotment of 1198sqm (approx) with a wide frontage and prominent street presence. This Edwardian residence c1907 has period features complemented by spacious zoned living. Let's eat lunch @ Snow Pony, 95 Whitehorse Road Let's eat dinner @ Jazz Ria, 228 Whitehorse Road Let's drink coffee @ All About Coffee, 333 Whitehorse Road

The St Neots Ballroom Townhouse is a stunning conversion of a Victorian mansion into townhouse living. Its ornate and elaborate Victorian ceiling, fireplace and north-facing courtyard combine to make this a truly unique living experience. Let's eat lunch @ Ecco Restaurant, 97 Toorak Road Let's eat dinner @ Insieme Restaurant, 299 Toorak Road Let's drink coffee @ Imperial, 522 Chapel Street

This secure and spacious apartment offers generously proportioned interiors in a position renowned for its lifestyle advantages. Large, light-filled living and dining spaces extend to a broad northern balcony. Close to shops, station and park. Let's eat lunch @ Purple Sands, 180 Camberwell Road Let's eat dinner @ Italy 1, 823 Burke Road Let's drink coffee @ Bread & Butter Cafe, 2 Burke Avenue

Let's eat lunch @ Red Rhumba, 98 Waverley Road Let's eat dinner @ L'Olivo, 171 Waverley Road Let's drink coffee @ Juzt Blue, 395 Wattletree Road 40 The weekly review \ august 24, 2011


POSTCODE

3145

Bennison Mackinnon 9864 5000 5

2

2

23 Ash Grove, Malvern East ................................................................. Price: $1.5 million - $1.65 million ................................................................. Auction Saturday September 3 at 11.30am .................................................................

POSTCODE

3145

Marshall White 9822 9999 3

2

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1979 Malvern Road, Malvern East ................................................................. Price: $900,000 + ................................................................. Auction Saturday August 27 at 12.30pm .................................................................

kew This exceptional five-bedroom house has classical sitting and dining rooms that are complemented by light-filled everyday dimensions and a contemporary kitchen. Let's eat lunch @ Mr Percival, 272 Waverley Road Let's eat dinner @ Le Petit Bourgeois, 330 Waverley Road Let's drink coffee @ Servery & Spoon, 137 Waverley Road

POSTCODE

3122

Kay & Burton South Yarra 9820 1111 4

2

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The enduring appeal of this classic solidbrick Art Deco single-level residence has been brilliantly enhanced by a stunning light-filled architecturally designed extension and renovation. Land: 484sqm approx. Let's eat lunch @ Servery & Spoon, 137 Waverley Road Let's eat dinner @ L'Olivo, 171 Waverley Road Let's drink coffee @ The Kitchen Table, 134 Burke Road

POSTCODE

3144

RT Edgar Toorak 9826 1000 3

2

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3101

2

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nOeL jOneS, 9817 4535 5b aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Beckett Street Price: $1.1 million â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $1.2 million auction: August 27 at noon

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Set in a row of three stunning townhouses and within the well-regarded Studley Park precinct, this double-storey house provides style, sophistication and low-maintenance living. A spacious, carpeted front living area has a stunning chandelier. Across the hall is the kitchen, which features granite benchtops and stainless steel European appliances. A meals area sits in front of the bar-style bench, with a family area further along. Floor-toceiling windows provide the area with plenty of northern light, and sliding doors lead out to the private courtyard. The main bedroom downstairs has walk-in wardrobes through to the en suite, where the shower has a floor-toceiling window with views of the private tropical garden. Upstairs are two more bedrooms with built-in wardrobes, a central bathroom with separate toilet, a study area and a large storage cupboard or linen closet. It is moments from Kew Junction, Yarra River walking paths and access to the Eastern Freeway. \ jayne duff

postcode

3101

Jellis Craig 9810 5000 5

4

POSTCODE

2

3145

Marshall White 9822 9999 3

2

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19 Henrietta Street, Hawthorn ................................................................. Price: $1.5 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday September 3 at 11am .................................................................

1/2 Somers Avenue, Malvern ................................................................. Price: $1.7 million - $1.87 million ................................................................. Auction Saturday September 10 at noon .................................................................

20 Barry Street, Kew ................................................................. Price: $3.5 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday September 10 at noon .................................................................

61 Repton Road, Malvern East ................................................................. Price: $900,000 + ................................................................. Auction Saturday September 3 at 10.30am .................................................................

Sitting on a deep allotment just minutes to shops and transport, this c1920 family house provides spacious bedrooms and living zones, modern interiors, stylish decking and outdoor areas, granite kitchen, pool and OSP. Let's eat lunch @ Porgie & Mr Jones, 291 Auburn Road Let's eat dinner @ Choi's, 186 Riversdale Road Let's drink coffee @ Liar, Liar, 90 Kinkora Road

Nestled within the beautiful Stonnington Estate, this sophisticated three-bedroom plus study town residence with basement parking and private lift access is close to Malvern Road and Glenferrie Road shops, schools, cafes and public transport. Let's eat lunch @ Livingroom, 12 Claremont Avenue Let's eat dinner @ Sugo, 105 Wattletree Road Let's drink coffee @ Sissi & Co, 1290 Malvern Road

One of the last remaining opportunities to create a landmark family estate, this illustrious Victorian on sizeable gardens is rich with majestic rooms, beautiful timber features, leadlights and magnificent marble open fireplaces. Let's eat lunch @ La Q, 223 High Street Let's eat dinner @ Svago, 285 High Street Let's drink coffee @ Cocoa Patisserie, 169 High Street

Beautiful period proportions, intelligently designed contemporary dimensions and an enviable location opposite the entry to Ardrie Park highlight the compelling appeal of this exquisite block-fronted freestanding c1914 Edwardian residence. Let's eat lunch @ Servery & Spoon, 137 Waverley Road Let's eat dinner @ L'Olivo, 171 Waverley Road Let's drink coffee @ The Kitchen Table, 134 Burke Road august 24, 2011 \ The weekly review 41


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camberwell

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On an elevated 652-square metre block with a north-facing backyard, this Californian bungalow has traditional character and originality, yet with potential to renovate or extend. A brick pathway from the driveway leads to the porch stairs. To the right of the entrance hall is a spacious main bedroom with built-in wardrobes. Across the hall is a living area – complemented by classic bay windows and a traditional open fire place – that leads to the dining area. Back down the hall is another bedroom with built-in wardrobes. A central bathroom features an oak sink stand and a large traditional bath with overhead shower. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances and a walk-in pantry. It overlooks the north-facing meals area with views to the back garden, which features a paved entertainment area and classic stone fountain. A third bedroom or study area is just off the meals area, and at the other end is the shared laundry and bathroom. A studio or rumpus room is behind the carport. \ jayne duff

postcode

3124

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fLeTCHeRS, 9836 2222 33 Hunter Road Price: $1 million – $1.1 million auction: August 27 at 10.30am

POSTCODE

3103

Fletchers Balwyn North 9859 9561 4

2

2

POSTCODE

3144

Jellis Craig 9810 5000 4

2

south yarra

2

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aBeRCROMBy’S, 9864 5300 8/11-21 Marne Street Price: $620,000 + auction: August 27 at 10.30am

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Located in a tree-lined street in South Yarra, this newly repainted and recarpeted ground-floor apartment offers style, comfort and position. To the left of the entrance hall is a large central bathroom with a bathtub and separate toilet. The two bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and new chocolate-coloured roller blinds. Wide windows brighten the rooms. Across the hall is a large storage cupboard or linen closet, beside which is the doorway to the kitchen that overlooks the dining area, with a meals area and separate laundry beside it. The living area is carpeted in a rich mocha colour that complements the beige-brown theme. It has an elegant open fireplace and windows that capture the northern sunlight. The Castle Towers apartment building has a security entrance, classic foyer area and access to the rooftop with stunning views of the city. The apartment is across the road from Fawkner Park, a stone’s throw from the Botanic Gardens and a short walk to the Chapel Street shopping strip. \ jayne duff

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3143

Kay & Burton South Yarra 9820 1111 3

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Marshall White 9822 9999 4

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92 Yarrbat Avenue, Balwyn ................................................................. Price: $1.3 million - $1.4 million ................................................................. Auction Saturday August 27 at 3pm .................................................................

1 Johnstone Street, Malvern ................................................................. Price: $1 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday August 27 at 11am .................................................................

3/17 Mercer Road, Armadale ................................................................. Price: $700,000 + ................................................................. Auction Saturday August 27 at 11am .................................................................

27 Woolcock Avenue, Kew East ................................................................. Price: $1.1 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday September 3 at 2pm .................................................................

With a picturesque north-facing street frontage and just steps from Beckett Park, this elevated retro house has an exclusive address with development potential in the sought-after Balwyn High School zone. Let's eat lunch @ Meg's Cafe, 266 Whitehorse Road Let's eat dinner @ King & I, 613 Whitehorse Road Let's drink coffee @ Maple Homewares, 292 Whitehorse Road

This elegant 1930s residence represents a smart move for a growing family seeking generous accommodation and outdoor areas. A fabulous two-storey floor plan provides flexibility, functionality and flair.

Brilliantly positioned close to High Street, this two-bedroom plus study residence features modern living spaces highlighted by an abundance of light and space, as well as a secure lock-up garage for added flexibility. Let's eat lunch @ Coin Laundry Cafe, 61 Armadale Street Let's eat dinner @ Sozai, 1221 High Street Let's drink coffee @ Caffe Alto, 1184 High Street

A pretty façade with a picket fence and mature trees creates an immediately inviting impression of this delightful Californian bungalow c1928. With an appealing family lifestyle in a quiet treelined street, it is handy to shops. Let's eat lunch @ Fred Young, 204 High Street Let's eat dinner @ D'Estivo, 330 High Street Let's drink coffee @ Carpark Cafe, 26 Princess Street

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Let's eat lunch @ Sugo Italian, 105 Wattletree Road Let's eat dinner @ Livingroom, 12/18 Claremont Avenue Let's drink coffee @ Red Rhumba Cafe, 98 Waverley Road


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KAY & BURTON, 9592 6522 2 Kinane Street Price: About $20 million Expressions of Interest: Closing September 7 at 5pm

This is, in every sense of the word, a “landmark property”. For 25 years, the mansion on the corner of Kinane Street and The Esplanade has towered above other buildings on the famous foreshore. Seven palm trees dot its broad frontage. Kilometres out to sea, fishermen and yachties use the big, bold, cream house to get their bearings. Built by developer Max Beck, Kinane, on 3200 square metres, rises over four luxurious levels. The present owners bought it from Beck for $11.2 million in 2006. Floors, terraces and roofs are made of reinforced concrete, as are the perimeter fences and the entire basement level. But it is its sheer size and resort-style facilities that make Kinane unforgettable – along with its sweeping views across the bay and to the city. From its private and hedged formal garden to its dramatic entry foyer floored in pink limestone from the Italian Riviera, everything about Kinane is grand. The formal living room, the Kinane Room, has Abadela timber panelling from Africa and 4.5-metre floor-to-ceiling windows.

postcode

3186

The guest bathroom’s standout feature is its padded-leather walls. A drinks area – also lined with African timber – leads to the formal dining room featuring a chandelier designed in Paris and floor-to-ceiling windows with bay views. There are several living areas, a gourmet kitchen with Miele and Gaggenau appliances, a children’s wing and home theatre. Upstairs, the main suite has a sitting area with bay views, balcony, his and hers walk-in wardrobes and en suite with spa bath. On the top floor, the Bay Room has a mirrored ceiling, wraparound balcony and entertainment terrace with views across the bay. The recreation centre includes a 25-metre heated indoor lap pool, a gym with bathroom, full-sized flood-lit tennis court, championship-sized in-ground trampoline, heated outdoor pool/spa and several pavilions and outdoor entertainment areas. New height restrictions prevent a property such as this being built today, adding to its unique quality. Video entry, steam and sauna rooms, a lift, electric blinds, landscaped gardens, 1200-bottle cellar, secure garaging for nine cars and bore water are more features. \ mARIA hARRIS august 24, 2011 \ The weekly review 43


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south melbourne Marguerite House is the perfect blend of Victorian charm and modern functionality right in the heart of South Melbourne. People have been stunned by the sheer size of the property; a rare opportunity to upsize so close to the beach and city. The main bedroom dominates half of the top floor. Glass doors that stretch across the room fill the space with natural light and open onto the private verandah that overlooks the gardens. Two separate walk-in wardrobes and a tiled double en suite with a rainfall shower service the impressive space. Two good-sized bedrooms, with ornate ceilings, light fixtures and built-in wardrobes, view pretty Nelson Road through arched windows. A large study completes the picture. All three rooms are serviced by a central bathroom with separate bath and shower. Downstairs you’ll find a space to fill every recreational need: cosy library/music room, European kitchen with large island and casual dining area, lounge and formal dining area all come together as one open living space. Three sets of double doors open onto a paved back garden – ideal for entertaining. Former stables at the rear now act as a three-car garage with Smith Street access, but could easily be converted into a nanny’s quarters, a studio or the ultimate man cave. Other features include scullery, slab heating, reverse-cycle heating/cooling, security intercom and alarm. \ CHAUNTELLE ROELANDTS

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gourmet

FLOWERS OF CANTERBURY 139 Maling Road, 9836 3781 www.flowersofcanterbury.com.au

XOCOLATL 123 Maling Road, 9836 3100 www.xocolatl.com.au

Boutique florist Flowers of Canterbury adds something special to the Maling Road Village. Savvy owner Cobi Mastenbroek and her expert team push the beauty boundaries when it comes to floral styling, creating beautifully detailed arrangements to steal the heart of any receiver. Delivering their clientele personalised service, this sensory-perfect florist specialises in weddings, corporate functions and events, in home flower consulting and, of course, a simple yet unique bouquet. Floral classes are now available so you too can create something pretty and oh–so-special in your home. \

Passion, love and a little bit of fun are the key ingredients the father-and-daughter chocolate artisans pride themselves in at Xocolatl. This family-run treasure is a favourite of locals and brings tradition to the village. You will find the finest quality chocolates to choose from on the menu, with traditional and original recipes such as balsamic strawberry, toffee apple and salted caramel. But don’t be fooled by the names of these unique flavours; one taste will have you hooked. Their hot chocolate can only be described as perfection with a selection of infused flavours. This is not just another chocolatier. \

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RT EDGAR, 9826 1000 210 Nelson Road Price: $3.7 million + Auction: September 3 at 11am

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CANTERBURY KIDS 112 Maling Road, 9830 5982

MAISON ON MALING 127 Maling Road, 9836 5111

B INSPIRED 80 Maling Road, 9836 1531

Canterbury Kids holds a special place in the heart of Maling Road and is known to all who visit this famous shopping strip. Established for 20 years, this radiant children’s shop is an icon in the village. Cotton, stylish and mother-friendly children’s clothing for newborn to 12 years from labels such as Purebaby, Megan Park, Bebe and Gant are hand selected by the owners, who pride themselves on their one-stop shop for all things kids. Pick up a beautiful keepsake gift for that little special someone such as a handmade Kate Finn doll, an individualised name frame or an Alimrose squeaky toy. \

Walking into Maison boutique is like stepping into a French provincial home and lifestyle magazine, complete with its fine styling and attention to detail, but what makes the Maison experience extra special is that you can smell the scented candles and feel the soft furnishings. Adorned with French-inspired homewares of fine dining pieces, mirrors, ornaments, scented soaps and candles, even the furniture is for sale. Everything is handpicked and sourced from France, New Zealand and Melbourne. The relaxed elegance and homely atmosphere will be an escape for you and take you to a home away from home. \

When it is the locals who tell you to go and get lost in the stationary store B Inspired, you immediately have high expectations. This eclectic and enticing boutique will have you spending plenty of time browsing the handpicked paper products, decorative cards and travel journals. With a reputation for its Easter and Christmas ornaments, decorations and beautiful things from lands of far and near, you will find pretty and unique items that would make the perfect gift, such as the Japanese paper origami art. B Inspired is loved by locals for its friendly service and puts a little heart into the village vibe. \


sold for $4.31 million 49 sackville street, kew

Address

sold for $2.815 million 4 glan Avon road, hawthorn

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Abbotsford

4/47 Nicholson st

Jellis Craig 134

18 Norwood Ave 1a Webb st 69 Murphy st

burwood

Albert PArk

PAssed in $2.3 million 26 motherwell st, south Yarra

Abercromby’s 105 Marshall White 182 Marshall White 182

21 Madden st Kay & Burton 99 11/123 Beaconsfield Pde Abercromby’s 106

27 McIntyre st

Fletchers

82

ArmAdAle

116 Warrigal rd Noel Jones 1/6 Brynmawr rd Noel Jones 33 Hunter rd Fletchers 3/10 seymour Gve Woodards 898 Toorak rd Bennison Mackinnon 17 seville st Jellis Craig 3/5 Morey st Jellis Craig 70 Glyndon rd Marshall White 187 Wattle Valley rd Marshall White 1/52 Lynden st Marshall White 15 Moorhead st Marshall White 1/16 Hollsmoor rd Marshall White 6 Amelia st Marshall White 17 Outlook dve Marshall White

70 72 76 84 112 125 137 169 187 188 188 189 189 190

3/48 denbigh rd RT Edgar 55 12 Gladstone Ave Hocking Stuart 64 3/17 Mercer rd Kay & Burton 100 19a Kooyong rd Bennison Mackinnon 111 1a Barnato Gve Bennison Mackinnon 111 15 st Georges rd Jellis Craig 120 46 stuart st Marshall White 163 29 rose st Marshall White 164

Ashburton 12 Keyes st

Jellis Craig 134

bAlwYn

10 Bevan st 24 Belmore rd 1/30 Kireep rd 123 Balwyn rd 92 Yarrbat Ave 15a Cremorne st 50 Banool rd 43 Birdwood st 56 Narrak rd 13 Percy st 5 Chatfield Ave 7 Metung st

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

bAlwYn north

325 Belmore rd 6 Citiview rd 29 Helston st 18 Nicholson st 107a doncaster rd 41 Winfield rd 23 Jacka st 36 sunburst Ave 64 Panoramic rd 7 dight Ave 16 Mary st 63-65 Panoramic rd 1 & 2/10 Highbury st 16 Viewhill rd 2/60-64 sweyn st 34 Tormey st

blAirgowrie 8 reeves st

1/3 Bedford st

box hill north 1/7 Campaspe st

box hill south brighton

113 Male st 25 Kent Ave 4/11-13 Well st 2 Kinane st

CAnterburY

168a Mont Albert rd 41 Maling rd 8 Torrington Plc 8 Torrington Plc 1/2-4 Gascoyne st 9a scott st 28 Chatham rd

CAulfield

142 Bambra rd

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

62 62 63 65 69 70 74 77 77 78 79 124 136 136 137 160

Bennison Mackinnon 112

box hill

31 Byron st

61 64 65 69 75 78 79 122 123 135 135 181

CAmberwell

Noel Jones

72

Hocking Stuart

63

Fletchers

76

RT Edgar Buxton Kay & Burton Kay & Burton

58 67 94 95

24 Queens Ave

CAulfield north

20-22 Howitt rd 45 Halstead st

elwood

69 Marine Pde 82 Mitford st 4 Pozieres Ave

fAirfield

1 Panther Plc

RT Edgar 57 Noel Jones 72 Kay & Burton 86 Kay & Burton 87 Jellis Craig 119 Marshall White 148 Marshall White 178

Kay & Burton

98

Jellis Craig 138

Gary Peer 60 Marshall White 184

Kay & Burton 93 Kay & Burton 99 FMR St Kilda 146

Nelson Alexander 147

glen iris

11 Watson st Hocking Stuart 65 60 Vincent st Abercromby’s 104 229 Burke rd Abercromby’s 107 111 Tooronga rd Bennison Mackinnon 113 7 Kenilworth Gve Bennison Mackinnon 113 2/9 erica Ave Bennison Mackinnon 117 32 Hortense st Jellis Craig 126 41 Hillside Pde Jellis Craig 138 8 Flowerdale rd Marshall White 168 12 Netherlee st Marshall White 185 55 Madeline st Marshall White 185 11 Howitt st Marshall White 186 41 Brandon st Marshall White 186 2 Aintree rd Marshall White 187

hAwthorn

17 Oak st 19 Henrietta st 6 Pine st

Kay & Burton Kay & Burton Kay & Burton

97 97 98

37 Fairview st 1/5 spencer st 113 riversdale rd 204 Auburn rd 101 robinson rd 25 Burton Ave 69 robinson rd 16 Austin st 34 Coppin Gve 194 Barkers rd 10 Kinkora rd 43 Haines st 1 Callantina rd 4 Carrington st

sold After for $3,795,250 87 broadway, Camberwell

Abercromby’s Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White

103 127 128 129 139 139 140 170 171 172 173 190 191 191

778 Burwood rd Noel Jones 309/102-118 Camberwell rd Noel Jones 5/31 Caroline st Fletchers 3/6 Carlyle st Woodards 8/239 riversdale rdBennison Mackinnon 2/34 Clifton rd Jellis Craig 4.01/38 Harold st Marshall White

68 72 81 85 117 140 192

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hePburn sPrings 15 Forest Ave

kew

38a Macartney Ave 5b A’Beckett st 8/79-81 earl st 16 scott st 4/24 Highbury Gve 23 Hillcrest Ave 52 Kent st 128 Wellington st 2/52 Alfred st 20 Barry st 53-55 Wills st 2/54 Charles st 5/120 Princess st 7/6 swinton Ave 26 dean st 1 Valentine Ave 2-4 Heather Gve 60b Hartington st

kew eAst

1 Tanner Ave 64 Baker Ave 2/87 Harp rd 27 Woolcock Ave 163 Belford rd

kooYong

4 Mernda rd

mAlvern

RT Edgar

59

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

65 71 80 81 82 118 118 130 131 132 133 141 141 142 150 161 162 183

Noel Jones Kay & Burton Jellis Craig Marshall White Marshall White

71 101 142 183 184

Kay & Burton

89

1/2 somers Ave RT Edgar 1/246 Wattletree rd RT Edgar 4/48 Cawkwell st Fletchers 57 Claremont Ave Kay & Burton 14 Park st Bennison Mackinnon 2/1 Chilcote Ave Bennison Mackinnon 25 Jordan st Bennison Mackinnon 11 Harvey st Jellis Craig 1 Johnstone st Jellis Craig 42 Glendearg Gve Marshall White 24 ewart st Marshall White 25 edsall st Marshall White

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54 58 82 101 108 114 115 121 143 178 179 179

mAlvern eAst

17 Bent st Hocking Stuart 66 401a Waverley rd Hocking Stuart 66 21 Karma Ave Noel Jones 73 54 Fisher st Noel Jones 73 45 Nirvana Ave Woodards 84 29 Anderson st Bennison Mackinnon 109 23 Ash Gve Bennison Mackinnon 114 14 Maroora st Bennison Mackinnon 115 16 rangeview Ave Jellis Craig 143 7 Bates st Marshall White 157 4-6 Finch st Marshall White 158 58 Kerferd st Marshall White 159 16 Findon st Marshall White 180 61 repton rd Marshall White 180 1/90 Finch st Marshall White 181

melbourne

1301/430 st Kilda rd

Kay & Burton 100

mentone 33 sea Pde

Buxton

mont Albert 7 Carrick st 7 Barola rd 12 Black st 12 smythe rd

67

Hocking Stuart 64 Marshall White 165 Marshall White 166 Marshall White 167

mont Albert north 23 Mitchell rd

Fletchers

82

north melbourne

81-85 Flemington rd WB Simpson & Son 101

Port melbourne 25/8 Graham st

PrAhrAn

28 Gertrude st 39 Bowen st 19 Kelvin Gve 1 Irene Plc 24 Larnook st

riChmond

15 William st 17 Barrow Plc 17 Boland st 82 Lyndhurst st

Marshall White 175

RT Edgar Bennison Mackinnon Jellis Craig Marshall White Marshall White

57 116 144 194 194

Gross Waddell Bennison Mackinnon Jellis Craig Jellis Craig

101 116 144 145

south melbourne 210 Nelson rd

south YArrA 246c domain rd 50 Oban st

sold for $963,000 6 berwick street, brighton

22 surrey rd Kay & Burton 6 Walter st Kay & Burton 33 Margaret st Kay & Burton 8/11-21 Marne st Abercromby’s 19 & 21 Caroline st south Abercromby’s 25 Nicholson st Bennison Mackinnon 5/59 darling st Marshall White 16 Fitzgerald st Marshall White 8/38 Macfarlane st Marshall White 10 Claremont st Castran Gilbert

91 96 100 105 106 117 174 193 193 195

st kildA 78 Blessington st

Marshall White 152

st kildA eAst 20 Marlton Cres

Bennison Mackinnon 110

surreY hills 3/1 Godfrey Crt 1/36 Boisdale rd 607 Whitehorse rd 160 Union rd 7 Thistle st 24 Wharton st

Hocking Stuart 67 Noel Jones 73 Noel Jones 73 Fletchers 81 Jellis Craig 145 Marshall White 192

toorAk 19 sargood st 32 Canberra rd 2 Iona Ave 71 Irving rd 52 Lansell rd 3/2 Lansell Crt 250 Kooyong rd 42 Grange rd 1 Vista Gve 27 denham Plc 2/28 Wallace Ave 67 Lansell rd 6/209 Kooyong rd 4/771 Malvern rd 5b Landale rd 5/82 Mathoura rd 21 Washington st 8 Ultimo Crt 2/15 Lansell rd 4/39 Tintern Ave

RT Edgar RT Edgar RT Edgar RT Edgar RT Edgar RT Edgar RT Edgar RT Edgar TBM Kay & Burton Kay & Burton Abercromby’s Abercromby’s Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White

46 47 48 49 50 53 56 56 85 88 96 102 107 154 155 156 176 176 177 177

Fletchers

80

Kay & Burton

92

wAllington RT Edgar

52

RT Edgar Kay & Burton

51 90

34-38 dawn Plc

windsor 17 ellesmere rd

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TOORAK 19 Sargood Street Stunning architecturally renovated and elevated 1930â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family residence opening to rear north facing terrace and garden with in-ground pool. Features entry hall, study and rumpus room, separate dining, generous formal lounge with open fireplace and northern outlook and central kitchen overlooking light filled family room. Upstairs: Master bedroom with 2 walk in robes and ensuite, 3 further bedrooms and kids retreat. Other features include 3 car garage, downstairs bedroom with bathroom, hydronic heating, air conditioning and cellar. 46 The weekly review \ august 24, 2011

Auction View Call Office

Saturday 3rd September at 11.00am (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday & Saturday 3.00 - 3.45pm Andrew Smith 0413 309 605 Jeremy Fox 0418 339 650 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000

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TOORAK 32 Street Canberra Road Imposing Nick Boschler designed resort style residence on a magnificent garden allotment of 1,652m2 Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx approx with fully tiled inground swimming pool and mod grass North/South tennis court. Family accommodation includes 4 double bedrooms, large study or 5th bedroom (main with ensuite and WIR), family bathroom, oversized light filled formal living/dining room, large kitchen/family room overlooking the private rear paved entertaining area and garden. Other features include double lock up garage, heat/ cool and superbly located close to several of Melbourneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading schools, Toorak Village and transport.

Auction View Call Office Call Office

Saturday 10th Saturday (Unless September Sold Prior) at 2.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday 12.00 & Saturday - 12.30pm, Thursday 5.30 - 6.00pm Saturday Agents xxxxx 12.00 - 12.30pm Michael 10 Wallace Ebeling Avenue, 0418Toorak 338 8119826 Sarah1000 Case 0439 431 020 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000

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TOORAK 2Street Iona Avenue This imposing, beautifully presented, double storey, light filled and private family residence features an Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx excellent floor plan, large main rooms opening onto the North facing rear terrace with inground pool, stunning West facing side garden and is situated within easy access to schools, Beatty Avenue and Hawksburn Village shops and transport. Land size 900m2 approx. Comprising: Wide entrance foyer, formal lounge, separate dining room, kitchen, family sitting room opening to terrace and garden, study, 6 bedrooms (4 with ensuite bathrooms), triple garage, heating/cooling and full security. 48 The weekly review \ august 24, 2011

Auction View Call Office

Saturday 3rd (Unless September Sold Prior) at 1.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday & Saturday 12.00 - 12.30pm AgentsFrench Phillip xxxxx 0411 090 987 Jeremy Fox 0418 339 650 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000

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TOORAK 71 Street Irving Road Elegant 2 bedroom plus study single storey residence superbly located on 5,000 sqft of land in Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx undoubtedly Toorakâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finest location with scope to upgrade or redevelop STCA. Comprising: Entrance hall, formal sitting room, formal dining room, kitchen, family room all opening to private Northern courtyard, large study, master bedroom with dressing room and bathroom, 2nd bedroom and bathroom. Also includes garaging.

Auction View Call Office

Saturday 10th Saturday (Unless September Sold Prior) at 11.00am (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday & Saturday 1.00 - 1.30pm Greg Agents Herman xxxxx 0411 473 307 Sarah Case 0439 431 020 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000

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TOORAK 52 Lansell Road Offering a broad 25 metre frontage without covenants or heritage overlays, this substantial 1,250m2 block (25m x 50m approx) is a prime opportunity to build in one of Toorakâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finest boulevards convenient to key schools, Heyington train station and Citylink. Options include renovating/ extending the existing Californian bungalow, building a new luxury house (with or without tennis court) or townhouses STCA.

Auction View Call Office

Saturday 10th September at 11.00am (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday 12.00 - 12.30pm & Saturday 12.00 - 12.45pm Simon Hicks 0413 713 000 Jeremy Fox 0418 339 650 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000

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SOUTH YARRA 246C Domain Road The St Neots Ballroom Townhouse. Situated in this prime precinct close to the Botanic Gardens and The Domain shops, St Neots is a stunning conversion of a Victorian mansion into townhouse living. The ballroom, with its ornate and elaborate Victorian ceiling and fireplace over mantles, North facing courtyard with pool and garage beyond, 4-5 bedrooms plus study and generous cellar, combine to make this a truly unique living experience. Victorian grandeur at its best!

Auction Saturday 3rd September at 1.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) View Wednesday & Saturday 2.00 - 2.45pm Call Jeremy Fox 0418 339 650 Warwick Anderson 0418 320 873 Office 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000

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SOUTH MELBOURNE 210 Nelson Road One of the District's Most Admired Homes - Stunning freestanding renovated 2 level solid brick Victorian 4 bedroom home, master with ensuite and separate central bathroom. Spacious open plan entertaining areas, European kitchen, study/cinema room all opening to large paved garden area with triple garaging (access off Smith Street) which could suit for future conversion to coach house/studio accommodation. Other features include heating/cooling, intercom and alarm. Saint Vincent Gardens, leading schools, Bridport Street shops, cafes, the beach and the city all close by. 52 The weekly review \ august 24, 2011

Auction Saturday 3rd September at 11.00am (Unless Sold Prior) View Wednesday 1.00 - 1.30pm & Saturday 12.00 - 12.30pm Call Tim Wilson 0419 726 769 Anthony Grimwade 0418 382 226 Office 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000

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TOORAK 3/2 Lansell Court Most elegant and luxurious North facing garden apartment of approximately 28 squares featuring beautiful light filled rooms all opening via French doors to large North facing courtyard garden. Comprising: Formal entry flowing to sitting room and dining room, kitchen and study provide superb living spaces as well as 2 private bedroom suites. Other features include secure double basement parking with storage, lift access and all in this quiet location only moments to Toorak Village.

Expressions of Interest Closing Thursday 1st September at 12.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) Price Quoting $2.2m View Wednesday & Saturday 12.00 - 12.30pm Call Greg Herman 0411 473 307 David Colbran 0418 348 481 Office 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000

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TOORAK Street MALVERN 1/2 Somers Avenue In the Stonnington Estate, this sophisticated town residence with private lift access features Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx separate study, elegant formal sitting room, brilliantly equipped kitchen, family and dining room, French doors opening out to garden surrounds and paved entertainers courtyard. Upstairs features an oversized master bedroom with study area, walk in robes and ensuite and 2 further bedrooms with main bathroom. Other features include remote basement parking for 2+ cars, lock up storage/ workshop, separate wine cellar and 2 visitor car parks. 54 The weekly review \ august 24, 2011

Auction View Call Office

Saturday 10th Saturday (Unless September Sold Prior) at 12.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday & Saturday 1.00 - 1.30pm AgentsCase Sarah xxxxx0439 431 020 Michael Ebeling 0418 338 811 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000

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AUCTION THIS SATURDAY

ARMADALE 3/48 Denbigh Road Contemporary town residence architecturally designed opening to private rear courtyard and close to High Street shopping, cafes, restaurants, Malvern Central and Armadale Station. Features entry hall, formal living, dining, kitchen, family room opening to courtyard, powder room, separate laundry, master bedroom with walk in robes and ensuite, 2 further bedrooms with built in robes, main bathroom with spa bath and separate toilet. Other features include double remote garage with internal access, alarm, intercom, heating/cooling and ducted vacuum. Note: No body corporate.

Auction View Call Office

Saturday 27th August at 11.00am (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday 2.00 - 2.30pm & Saturday from 10.30am Karl Luff 0437 072 056 Jeremy Fox 0418 339 650 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000

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TOORAK 250 Kooyong Road Superbly built, north facing, 2 level town residence designed by renowned architect Kevin Borland overlooking the Gardiner Valley. Comprising 3 or 4 bedrooms, main with built in robes, ensuite and private courtyard, kitchen, 2 bathrooms plus powder room, private courtyard, formal dining and a well-proportioned casual living area opening onto the privacy of a large outdoor entertaining area and beautifully landscaped garden. Other features include cellar, workshop, air conditioning throughout and ample storage.

Auction Saturday 17th September at 1.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) View Thursday 1.00 - 1.30pm & Saturday 3.00 - 3.30pm Call Melanie Shaw 0415 153 501 Warwick Anderson 0418 320 873 Office 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 rtedgar.com.au

TOORAK 42 Grange Road Corbu. A short stroll from the prestigious Toorak Village, these stunning contemporary style apartments with city views offer open plan living that flows onto spacious balconies with a choice of an easterly or westerly aspect. A statement in luxury and sophistication, Corbu offers a building of only 7 apartments comprising open plan living, gourmet kitchen with Euro appliances and butlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pantry, 2 bedrooms and study. Features include heating, air conditioning, key pad security, intercom, cellar/storage, lift, 2 secure basement car parks and Paul Bangay designed gardens. 56 The weekly review \ august 24, 2011

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CANTERBURY 168A Mont Albert Road “Montalegre” 2,378m2 (25,600 sqft approx). Immaculate single storey solid brick 4 bedroom 1920’s period home set on a magnificent botanic allotment of 2,378m2 (25,600 sqft) located on Canterbury’s famed golden mile close to leading schools and Canterbury Park. Separately zoned living, heating/cooling, garaging and studio.

Auction Price View Call Office

Saturday 10th September at 1.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) EPR $2.5m - $2.75m Thursday 1.00 - 1.30pm & Saturday 2.00 - 2.30pm Anthony Grimwade 0418 382 226 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 rtedgar.com.au

AUCTION THIS SATURDAY

PRAHRAN 28 Gertrude Street Modern contemporary town residence with panoramic views of the city sky line from spectacular roof top deck. Features 3 generous bedrooms plus study alcove, ground floor master suite with huge open plan kitchen living. Heating and cooling throughout and oversized single garage with additional car space. Located walking distance to Chapel Street’s famous cafes, restaurants and night life. Auction View Call Office

Saturday 27th August at 11.00am (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday 12.00 - 12.30pm & 5.30 - 6.00pm & Saturday from 10.30am Mark Wridgway 0419 510 777 Melanie Shaw 0415 153 501 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000

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MALVERN 1/246 Wattletree Road Situated in the renowned “Lysterville” building, this spacious ground floor residence has a quality floor plan with huge open plan living area opening onto enormous North facing courtyard with private entry. Offering 2 generous bedrooms plus study, 2 fabulous bathrooms plus powder room, Miele kitchen, Ceasar stone benches, 2 car spaces and storage cage, parquetry flooring and heating/ cooling throughout. All situated close to Malvern Central, Glenferrie Road shops, Milton Grey Reserve and public transport.

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Saturday 27th August at 1.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday 1.00 - 1.30pm & Saturday from 12.30pm Melanie Shaw 0415 153 501 Mark Wridgway 0419 510 777 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 rtedgar.com.au

BRIGHTON 113 Male Street Like paging through a glossy magazine, each room in this renovated and extended 3 bedroom home will leave you spellbound. It’s a stunning mix of past and present showcasing a sitting room, open-plan living, dining and Miele kitchen where bi-fold doors promote a seamless indoor-outdoor merger, single garage that adapts into a covered alfresco area and marble finishes in all wet areas. With fireplaces, high decorative ceilings, floorboards, heating, cooling and 3 off-street car spaces, this alluring gem is near the shops, restaurants and amenities in Bay and Church Streets. 58 The weekly review \ august 24, 2011

Auction Saturday 17th September at 11.00am (Unless Sold Prior) View Wednesday & Saturday 2.00 - 2.30pm Call Sabrina Merrick 0408 959 915 Rowan Thompson 0418 354 944 Office 103 Church Street, Brighton 9592 9299 rtedgar.com.au


DAYLESFORD via HEPBURN SPRINGS 15 Forest Avenue This architect designed contemporary home set amongst the peaceful backdrop of Hepburn Springs Regional Park effortlessly combines natural light with modern materials and the earthy tones of timber and stone. Featuring 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, dual living zones, a fully equipped modern kitchen, polished hardwood floors, r/c air-con and solid fuel heating. Set on ¾ acre, this enviable lifestyle opportunity is only a short walk from the famous Hepburn Spa and just over 1 hour from Melbourne.

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Saturday 17th September at 3.30pm (Unless Sold Prior) Saturday 3.30 - 4.00pm Matthew Bourke 0448 271 880 Tom May 0413 996 185 124 High Street, Woodend 5427 1222 rtedgar.com.au

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CAULFIELD NORTH 20-22 Howitt Road

An Unparalleled Experience Of Resort-Style Magnificence

Designed by noted architect Bruce Trethowan, this masterpiece of timeless sophistication is a reflection of its elite location. An awe-inspiring secluded resort setting with pool & flood lit north-south tennis court on a magnificent double north-facing allotment (2,195sqm, 23,627sqft* approx title dimensions) forms a stunning backdrop to the palatial interior with its multiple living zones, home theatre, study, gourmet kitchen & luxurious finishes throughout.

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Balwyn 10 Bevan Street A richness of space and a wealth of quality Superbly spacious family home in the traditionally peaceful Reid Estate easily accommodates contemporary lifestyles in the modern way with rumpus room, family room, casual dining, private study, plus beautiful formal lounge & separate dining room. Outdoor entertaining on the garden terrace is as serene as the interior is excitingly magnificent. Enormous chefâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kitchen in black granite, white Emporite & stainless steel. Remote control double garage provides internal access to a home with ducted heating, cooling & vacuum. The location provides immediate access to all schools, parks, vibrant shopping centre, Balwyn Cinema & tramline to the CBD.

652 (approx) > VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF > EPR > OFFICE > TEL > CONTACT

Thurs & Sat 1.00 - 1.30pm Sat 10th September - 1.30pm 46 / C8 $1,800,000 - $1,900,000 Balwyn 544 Whitehorse Road 3103 9830 7000 Dale Edgcumbe 0412 362 475 Paula Edgcumbe 0418 507 029

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Balwyn North 6 Cityview Road Spacious living and special views in Balwyn High School zone Distinctive architectural style opens to an even more impressive interior to combine instant appeal with the space you’ll love forever! gleaming porcelain floor tiles flow from entrance hall through formal to informal living areas. Private study stands to one side. Large resplendent kitchen in high gloss snow white cabinets contrasts with black granite benchtops & stainless appliances. Sweeping staircase up to double bedrooms, large family bathroom with separate toilet, large rumpus room with view to Mt Macedon. Huge main bedroom with parents’ retreat. Land 670 sq m (7,212 sq ft) approx. 670 (approx) Thurs & Sat 2.00 - 2.30pm Sat 3rd September - 2.30pm 46 / D2 $1,590,000 - $1,760,000 Balwyn Office 544 Whitehorse Road 3103 > TEL 9830 7000 > CONTACT Dale Edgcumbe 0412 362 475 Hayden Mitchell 0421 958 359 > VIEW

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Balwyn North 325 Belmore Road Balwyn North’s big backyard. Loads of land accompanies this inviting 2-bedroom plus study residence near Minifie Park enhancing the opportunity for a modern day makeover or luxury new home site, subject to council approval, in this desirable family focused address. Live in or let out while you plan for the future with the comfortable interior offering 2 living areas, kitchen with dining, cellar & huge store room. Land: 887sqm (approx)

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Balwyn North 29 Helston Street First class credentials. This thoroughly renovated family sanctuary features formal living and dining through to European kitchen. There are 4 robed bedrooms (master/ walk-in), 2 bathrooms, study and rumpus/childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s retreat. Complemented by ducted heating, cooling and double garage in the Balwyn High School zone.

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Box Hill North 1/7 Campaspe Street Setting the pace in carefree living! Sophisticated style, family space and blissful location all contribute to the outstanding success of this 1st class 4 bedroom/2 bathroom executive townhouse just minutes to the buzz of Box Hill Central. With sun-filled refined and flowing relaxed zones, streamlined kitchen, all-weather terrace amidst easy-care landscape, video security and double auto garage.

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Thurs & Sat 11.00 - 11.30am Sat 10th September - 11.00am 47 / E6 $800,000 - $880,000 > OFFICE Balwyn 544 Whitehorse Road 3103 > TEL 9830 7000 > CONTACT Laurence Murphy 0421 829 028 Maurice Di Marzio 0419 182 276 > VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF > EPR

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Mont Albert 7 Carrick Street How many reasons do you need? Fastidiously built is this very impressive family home, beautifully positioned on its huge allotment of over 1,600sqm approx and only metres to Mont Albert Primary. Generous accommodation comprising 6 bedrooms (2 with ensuites), 2 additional bathrooms, 2 studies, large formal living (OFP) and dining, large central kitchen adjacent to sunny meals area and sunken family room all overlooking the north facing gardens and pool. Brilliant teenage rumpus room upstairs and additional sunroom plus 4 car garage. Or develop (subject to council approval) in this very tightly held and sought after tree lined pocket with walking distance to shops, tram and station and backing onto Mont Albert Park. Calling all home buyers, families and developers! 6

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Armadale 12 Gladstone Avenue This instantly attractive 2-bedroom Victorian offers a delightful living environment in a fabulous location near Glenferrie Rdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shopping Mecca & transport. Light-filled living/dining opening to deck & garden; Bosch & Ilve kitchen & plantation shutters.

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Balwyn 24 Belmore Road Superbly situated with a sensational future. Renovate, extend or build new (subject to council approval) on this delightful north facing block. In a highly prized locale, enjoy nearby shops, schools and transport. Features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and lounge/dining with heating and cooling.

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Thurs & Sat 11.00 - 11.30am Sat 3rd September - 12.00pm 46 / C5 $850,000 - $930,000 > OFFICE Balwyn 544 Whitehorse Road 3103 > TEL 9830 7000 > CONTACT Robyn Breslin 0405 105 799 Maurice Di Marzio 0419 182 276 > VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF > EPR

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Balwyn 1/30 Kireep Road With cinema, rumpus, dining & family rooms, there’s space for family living & entertaining. Parquetry timber floor, black granite & white cabinets in kitchen, 2 bdrs & bthrm in children’s wing, walk in robe & ensuite in parents room.

Glen Iris 11 Watson Street This is the 20th century as it was – love it or redesign it for this century. The location just gets better and better as time goes by. Living room, dining room, original kitchen, bathroom with shower and bath.

Thurs & Sat 12.00 - 12.30pm Sat 10th September - 11.30am 46 / F7 $1,000,000 - $1,100,000 Balwyn 544 Whitehorse Road 3103 > TEL 9830 7000 > CONTACT Dale Edgcumbe 0412 362 475 Paula Edgcumbe 0418 507 029 > VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF > EPR > OFFICE

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Thurs & Sat 12.00 - 12.30pm Sat 3rd September - 12.00pm 60 / C7 $890,000 - $950,000 > OFFICE Glen iris 58 High Street 3146 > TEL 9885 9811 > CONTACT Ross English 0419 444 040 Malcolm Moore 0419 555 040 > VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF > EPR

Balwyn North 18 Nicholson Street Period style and rewarding possibilities await. Charming and elegant, this home is perfect for renovation or a brand new residence (subject to council approval). Near schools transport, features lounge (OFP), dining, 2 bedrooms, 3rd bedroom/study, heating, cooling and garage.

Kew 38a Macartney Avenue Immaculate light filled single level residence with 2 street entrances close to Kew’s finest schools. Modern timeless design provides courtyards to 3 sides, large open plan living adjacent to CaesarStone kitchen and casual family area.

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Thurs 1.00 - 1.30pm & Sat 11.00 - 11.30am > AUCTION Sat 3rd September - 11.00am > MEL REF 46 / A3 > EPR $1,100,000 - $1,200,000 > OFFICE Balwyn 544 Whitehorse Road 3103 > TEL 9830 7000 > CONTACT Claire Wenn 0409 857 506 Maurice Di Marzio 0419 182 276 > VIEW

Thurs 11.00 - 11.30am & 5.30 - 6.00pm & Sat 11.30 - 12.00pm > AUCTION Sat 10th September - 11.00am > MEL REF 45 / H8 > EPR $1,000,000 - $1,100,000 > OFFICE Hawthorn/Camberwell 1153-1157 Burke Road, Kew 3101 > TEL 9944 3888 > CONTACT Suzie Blade 0407 633 663 Paul Walker 0418 323 122 > VIEW

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Malvern East 17 Bent Street Appreciated by one family and eventually rebuilt in the image of its original Edwardian beauty! With the hardwood floorboards of today and stunning kitchen. Living room opens to deck and north facing outdoor living area/parking.

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Hawthorn/Camberwell 9944 3888 Sandringham 9521 9800 South Yarra 9868 5444 St Kilda 9593 8733


Surrey Hills 3/1 Godfrey Court In an idyllic cul-de-sac, this single level town home sits at the rear of 3, ensuring tranquility. Features: bright kitchen, generous lounge, dining, meals, courtyard, garage, heating and cooling. A rare find near parks, schools and shops.

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NEW HORIZONS MARSHALL WHITE EXPANDS TO ALBERT PARK & BRIGHTON

Albert Park | Armadale | Brighton | Hawthorn 9822 9999 | marshallwhite.com.au

Following the success of its Albert Park office, Marshall White has opened a second Bayside office in Brighton. As a premier real estate company that has built its reputation on excellent service and outstanding results for its clients, Marshall White’s strategy has been to focus on Melbourne’s most sought-after areas. Having an established, strong track record in the cities of Stonnington and Booroondara, Marshall White found that there was a cross-over of home buyers between these suburbs and the affluent Bayside suburbs. The Albert Park office has been operating for six months and has made fantastic inroads into the Bayside market, creating a record price in June with the sale of a freestanding, double-fronted Victorian residence at 30 St Vincent Place North for $6.62 million. Marshall White director John Bongiorno said there was a real need in the marketplace for a company with a brand as strong as Marshall White to operate in the Bayside suburbs. “The Brighton and Albert Park offices will work closely together and with the Stonnington and Booroondara offices. The strength of Marshall White is in its people and the new team we have in our bayside offices are simply the best in the business. In these uncertain economic times experience is what counts. “People are looking for results and not simply putting their home on the market,” he said. The broader coverage achieved by the new Marshall White Albert Park and Brighton offices will provide a more comprehensive service throughout all of Melbourne’s most desirable suburbs. Contact

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MALVERN EAST 45 Nirvana Avenue SWEET NIRVANA Nestled in a beautiful ´street of streets´ being one of Malvern East´s most desirable, this renovated, Edwardian home sings of space and style. The bright and fresh home presents with 4 bedrooms (BIRs), formal living room (OFP), impressive kitchen with stone, glass and stainless steel, open & sunny family room directly to north/ western extensive garden with entertainers sandstone paving and airconditioning. The complete home is surrounded by beautiful homes and parks and is close to shops, transport and numerous schools (Lloyd St & St Marys). A blue-chip investment in family contentment.

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2 Saturday 3 September at 12.30 Thu 12.00-12.30 & 5.30-6.00, Sat 12.00-12.30 Tony Nathan 0412 285 066 Andrew Chapman 0412 280 773 273 Camberwell Road Camberwell 9805 1111

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CAMBERWELL 3/10 Seymour Grove Doerupper Townhouse In Prime Locale. Brilliantly located just a walk to the junction/ transport, this 3 bedroom townhouse (1 of 3) is crying out for an interior makeover. All the ingredients are there including living room with outlook to the paved courtyard, kitchen and bathroom plus a separate laundry. Further features include a single lock-up garage, built-in robes and adjacent open parking. An ideal candidate to redecorate which will reward you with a fine home in a brilliant location with an impressive rental potential.

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TOORAK 1 Vista Grove Gorgeous Georgian home with low maintenance surrounds. Superbly proportioned, this 5 bedroom plus study, 2.5 bathroom Georgian style classic blends timeless class with low maintenance living with treed vistas from every room. Featuring travertine foyer with two-way staircase, powder room, formal study, elegant lounge/dining room opening to the west-facing terrace, granite/ Emporite entertainer´s kitchen with meals area, light filled family room with parquetry floors, glamorous spa ensuite, security, triple basement garage & storeroom. Exclusive cul de sac, between Toorak Village & the Yarra.

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Saturday 10 September at 12.00 Wed, Sat & Sun 12.00-12.45 Susan Wolper 0418 505 518 Rodney Morley 0418 321 222 Office 428 Toorak Road Toorak 9826 0000 Incorporating

HAWTHORN EAST 3/6 Carlyle Street A Great Start Nestled at the rear of a block of only four, this charming villa is further enhanced by the quiet leafy location close to parks, shops and public transport. Comprises: front verandah, wide entrance hall, lounge, 2 good size bedrooms, generous kitchen with meals area, bathroom, separate toilet and laundry. Features include single lock up garage, rear private courtyard & timber deck and ducted heating.

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CANTERBURY 8 Torrington Place Brand New Luxury Home Of Rare Distinction Rendering the pure artistry and architectural ingenuity of Christopher Doyle Architect & constructed to an unsurpassed level of excellence, this brand new English Manor home in the distinctive ‘Arts & Crafts’ style has been created for luxurious & spacious family living in one of Canterbury’s most exclusive residential enclaves. Beyond the stately façade lies an array of brilliant contemporary spaces tailored for world-class living & entertaining.

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Providing light-filled accommodation over 3 levels, the home comprises a grand sitting room with marble fireplace, separate dining room, open plan family room with cathedral ceilings & OFP, striking kitchen with Gaggenau appliances, Calacatta marble island bench & pantry, ground floor main bedroom with oversized WIR & limestone en suite, 4 further bedrooms with WIR & two


with ensuites, substantial upstairs family room with balcony, fitted study & basement home theatre. Outside to solar heated self cleaning pool, alfresco dining & landscaped gardens by Lachlan Anderson. Additional luxuries include an 8-car basement garage, lift to all floors, 1440-bottle cellar, Fumed French Oak flooring, 20,000L water storage, zoned heating & cooling, video security, 6 zone Nuvo Audio distribution.

Expressions of Interest. Close Tue 20th Sep 5pm View. By Appointment Thursday 1-1.30pm & 66.30pm Call. Michael Armstrong 0407 063 263 Scott Patterson 0417 581 074 Ross Savas 0418 322 994 Office. 553 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn Web. www.8torringtonplace.com.au

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TOORAK 27 Denham Place Benchmark Contemporary Perfection Occupying a private corner allotment amidst verdant Toorak surrounds â&#x20AC;&#x201C; just off Albany and Malvern Roads â&#x20AC;&#x201C; this classic contemporary masterpiece conveys distinct style and effortless sophistication through brilliant interiors and compelling architecture by SJB Architects. Achieving a flawless balance between aesthetic beauty and functionality, the light-filled home features an elegant formal sitting room, vast open plan living and dining zone, adjoining alfresco deck and pool area, and playroom/study. Upstairs comprises a main bedroom with generous WIRs, en suite, office and balcony, alongside 3 bedrooms and a central bathroom. To maximise comfort and convenience, the house is also equipped with 4-car accommodation, integrated sound system, heating and cooling and ample storage throughout.

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Expressions of Interest. Close Tue 13th Sep 5pm View. Wednesday 12-12.30pm & 5-5.30pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm Call. Gerald Delany 0418 355 337 Nicole Gleeson 0414 809 221 Office. 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

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KOOYONG 4 Mernda Road Elevated Family Grandeur Set on grounds totalling approx. 1075sqm, this recently updated family home (c. 1932) bestows contemporary elegance, timeless grandeur & bespoke luxury throughout. The 3-storey mansion comprises formal rooms, games room, large OPL zone, alfresco pool area, 5 BRs, kitchen with marble & stone bench tops, Miele appliances, butlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pantry & office alcove, study/library, Jamie Clapham gardens & dbl garage. Also feat. solar heated pool, hydronic heating & AC, security alarm, underground water tank, zoned irrigation, laundry & auto gates.

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Expressions of Interest. Close Tue 30th Aug 5pm View. Wednesday 1-1.30pm & 6-6.30pm Call. Ross Savas 0418 322 994 Michael Armstrong 0407 063 263 Andrew Sahhar 0417 363 358 Office. 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

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SOUTH YARRA 50 Oban Street Luxuriously Finished, Lifestyle Flexibility Spectacular, designer spaces are revealed beyond the classical facade of this stunning Victorian delivering first-class, flexible contemporary living and outstanding alfresco entertaining. Sleek architectural lines, sumptuous finishes and features; this stylish, light filled home, flows to a wonderful indoor/outdoor oasis. A fabulous home office and bathroom presents lifestyle versatility complementing 4 bedrooms (master with ensuite), sitting room (OFP), living room (OFP), superb marble Miele kitchen / dining, 3 bathrooms, auto DLUG, 5000L watertank and irrigation system. Near Toorak Village, Chapel St, Hawksburn Village and train station.

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Saturday 10th Sep 11am Thursday 5.30-6pm Tim Picken 0419 305 802 Nicole Gleeson 0414 809 221 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

Albert Park. 9252 1800 Brighton. 9592 6522 Flinders. 5989 1000 Hawthorn. 8862 8000 Portsea. 5984 4744 South Yarra. 9820 1111


SOUTH YARRA 22 Surrey Road Luxury Inner City Living Rest, relax & unwind in this modern family oasis located just moments from Hawksburn Village. Accentuated by a calming neutral palette & gracious period qualities, this updated Victorian features refreshing interiors enhanced by the extensive use of glass & natural light. The home comprises a spacious O/P living & dining domain, modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances, 5 BRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (main with WIRs & en suite) & romantic alfresco areas. Offering comfort & privacy all round, the home also provides a multi-purpose study/office, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s retreat, heated pool, secure dble gge, guest retreat with ens & sep laundry. Other features include dual street access, additional OSP, hydronic heating, water tanks, security alarm and intercom.

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Saturday 10th Sep 1pm Wednesday 1-1.30pm & 6-6.30pm & Saturday 11-11.30am Nicole Gleeson 0414 809 221 Gowan Stubbings 0412 269 999 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

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WINDSOR 17 Ellesmere Road A Unique Lifestyle And Investment Opportunity Internationally renowned Jackson Clements Burrows Architects have combined with The Balfour Group and John Patrick landscape design to produce 17 Ellesmere - a boutique residential building comprising 15 x 1 and 8 x 2 bedroom apartments that sits at the forefront of sculptural, functional and innovative design. Available now for immediate purchase off the plan with construction commencing October 2011. • 6.2 star (STEPS) environmental sustainability rating • Imported kitchens by MADE Living / Bosch “Green technology” appliances • Around $40,000 available in stamp duty savings, Gov’t incentives and grants • Forget the volatility of the stock market! Safe haven for super / investment portfolios.

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Private Sale From $395,000 View. By Appointment Call. Michael Armstrong 0407 063 263 Chris Alcock 0407 907 748 Office. 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra Web. www.17ellesmere.com

Albert Park. 9252 1800 Brighton. 9592 6522 Flinders. 5989 1000 Hawthorn. 8862 8000 Portsea. 5984 4744 South Yarra. 9820 1111


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ELWOOD 69 Marine Parade Family Home With Sweeping Bay Views And Two Street Frontages Located opposite Moran reserve and featuring stunning Bay views, this circa 1930â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s residence offers downstairs: formal sitting room with OFP and separate Formal dining room, kitchen with adjoining meals area. Main bedroom with large atrium style ensuite, study /bedroom, large paved courtyard garden. Upstairs: two bedrooms with shared bathroom, ample attic storage, entertaining deck with sweeping Bay vistas. Additional features include: pool complete with water feature, dual car garaging (entry from Lytton Street), and approved plans for further enhancement.

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Saturday 3rd Sep 11am Thursday 12-12.30pm Ross Savas 0418 322 994 Sturt Hinton 0408 788 789 101 Dundas Place, Albert Park

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BRIGHTON 4/11-13 Well Street Secluded Luxury This refined rear ground-floor residence designed by acclaimed local architect Jon Friedrich is set within the luxurious new Avignon development neighbouring Church Street and offers a peerless living environment with a focus on lifestyle. Expansive open living and dining with concertina doors drawing the impressive courtyard indoors complements a polished stone and Miele kitchen, 2 bedrooms each with ensuites and courtyard access, and an office/3rd bedroom with a private courtyard. Exceptional appointments from basement parking for 2 cars, a lock-up store room to imported finishes reflect the first class fit-out.

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Expressions of Interest. Close Mon 12th Sep 5pm View. Wednesday & Saturday 12-12.30pm & Sunday 12-12.30pm Call. Justin Follett 0405 996 822 Samuel Ganci 0409 544 822 Office. 36 Carpenter (Cnr Church) Street, Brighton

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BRIGHTON ‘Kinane’

Corner The Esplanade & Kinane Street

Totalling approx. 34,500sqft (3,200sqm), this landmark residential holding offers consummate luxury living in one of Melbourne’s finest elevated beachfront locations. Providing unprecedented views of the Bay & beyond, the property features 4 living areas, formal & informal dining rooms, kitchen with Miele & Gaggenau appliances, 6 BRs with ensuites (incl. grand main BR with sitting area & WIR’s), vast wrap-around balconies, tennis court, indoor lap pool, gas-heated outdoor pool/spa, gym, home theatre, steam & sauna rooms, secure garaging for 9 cars, 1200-bottle cellar, laundry, lift & majestic gardens.

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Expressions of Interest. Close Wed 7th Sep 5pm View. Strictly by appointment Call. Ian Jackson 0419 593 663 Michael Gibson 0418 530 392 Gail Pullen 0407 852 041 Office. 36 Carpenter Street (cnr Church), Brighton

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TOORAK 2/28 Wallace Avenue Executorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Auction

South Yarra 6 Walter Street More Than Meets The Eye

Perfectly positioned within walking distance to Toorak Village, this spacious 1st floor, 3BR apartment is 1 of only 2. Situated on one of the most substantial blocks in Toorak (approx 1060m2), this home features main BR (WIR & ens), double garage, terrace, 2nd bathroom, 3rd bed/study, sunroom, security & AC.

Nestled in a desirable cul-de-sac, this 3 BR charming Victorian home with modern extension designed by Nicholas Murray offers a central courtyard, family rm & dining/kitchen areas, formal living, 2nd bath, office/4th bed. Add feat; 2 car gge, hydronic heat, A/C, OFPs, bar, powder rm & laundry.

Auction Saturday 10th Sep 11am View Wednesday 12-12.30pm & 55.30pm

Auction Sat 27th Aug 12noon View Thursday 6-6.30pm, Saturday 12-12.30pm

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

chris Alcock 0407 907 748 Michael Armstrong 0407 063 263 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra Web www.6walterstreet.com

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hawthorn 17 Oak Street High On The Hill

hawthorn 19 Henrietta Street “Designed For Easy Living”

Dream large in prized riverside Hawthorn on an elevated 528sqm (5,680sq. ft) approx. allotment oriented to the nth at the rear. Providing a number of improvement options to take advantage of city views (STCA), including the opportunity to inherit plans for a Mazark designed, 5 bedroom home.

This home (C1920) offers 3/4 BR’s, pool & OSP for 2 cars. Comps: wide entrance hall, 3 BR’s (main + ens & WIRs), study, living rm with OFP (or 4th BR), dining rm, O/P kitch, meals area & family rm. Feats; OFP flrboards, high ceilings, & heat/cool. Land: 50ft x 162ft or 15.2m x 49m.

Auction Saturday 10th Sep 1pm View Wednesday 11.45-12.15pm

Auction Saturday 3rd Sep 11am View Thursday 12-12.30pm

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Sam Wilkinson 0400 169 148 Cher Coad 0412 252 858 553 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn

Scott Patterson 0417 581 074 Tim Picken 0419 305 802 553 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn

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APProx 9,000 SqfT

hawthorn 6 Pine Street Popular River End Of Hawthorn

Caulfield 142 Bambra Road Timeless Family Classic

This classic dble-fronted tuckpointed brick Victorian (C1910) offers an increasingly rare opportunity to renovate/extend & create your dream property in this tightly held pocket of Hawthorn within minutes to local cafes, Yarra River & Victoria Gardens. Land:610sqm.

This spacious family abode (c. 1925) delivers immaculate living and generous accommodation, comprising formal sitting and dining, large kitchen with family room, extensive garden, 4 upstairs bedrooms (main with en suite/WIRs), study/5th bedroom with OSP for 5 cars including double garage.

Auction Saturday 10th Sep 11am View Wednesday 11-11.30am

Auction Sunday 4th Sep 12noon View Wednesday 12-12.30pm, Thursday 5-5.30pm

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Scott Patterson 0417 581 074 Sam Wilkinson 0400 169 148 553 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn

Anthony Cantor 0412 254 007 Darren Lewenberg 0412 555 556 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

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AUCTION THIS SATURDAY

elwood 82 Mitford Street Benchmark Brilliance

ALBERT PARK 21 Madden Street Village Lifestyle $1,600,000 - $1,750,000

This new architect-designed 3/4 bedroom, 2-bathroom residence typifies the very best in modern design with its clean lines, open spaces, towering walls of glass, outdoor entertaining & state-of-the-art finishes. Luxury kitchen, vast living/dining, office with courtyard & 2nd living/4th bedroom.

Situated on the doorstep of Albert Park Village this generous light filled 3 bedroom/ 2 bathroom terrace enjoys wonderful living zones highlighted by ornate fire places and hardwood floors. Formal living room with gas OFP and bay windows, further study/retreat area, kitchen with stone finishes and courtyard garden.

Auction Saturday 10th Sep 11am View Wednesday 1-1.30pm

Auction Saturday 27th Aug 11am View Wednesday 2-2.30pm & 55.30pm, Saturday 10.30-11am

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Justin follett 0405 996 822 Mark Bury 0450 096 137 36 Carpenter (Cnr Church) Street, Brighton

Alex Schiavo 0419 239 549 Tom Staughton 0411 554 850 Tim Blackett 0400 780 700 101 Dundas Place, Albert Park

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South Yarra 33 Margaret Street Live The South Yarra Lifestyle Superbly positioned with easy access to Fawkner Park & Chapel St. Is this single level period home recently & meticulously renovated throughout. Offering excellent space & light. Comprises; 2 BR’s, central bthrm, & a generous O/P kitchen, living, dining area opening out to a sunny & private north west garden. The home is further complimented by excellent rear access from Moffat Street. Private Sale View By Appointment

Peter Kudelka 0418 319 439 Jacqueline Ralph 0418 106 068 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

AUCTION THIS SATURDAY

Melbourne 1301/430 St Kilda Road St Kilda Road’s Premium Address

ARMADALE 3/17 Mercer Road “Position Perfect”

Exceptional 13th floor luxury apartment with superb Nth/East aspects. Featuring: Stunning entry, generous open plan lounge/dining with feature winter garden, imported kitchen and fittings. 3 dble bedrooms all ensuite, sep study, 24 hr concierge, secure 3 car accom, storeroom, pool & gym.

In addition to its wonderful location, this 3 bedroom (2 plus study) town residence offers an amazing sense of light, space and charm. Comprising generous living/ dining areas, an immaculate kitchen, central bathroom & lock up garage. Only a short stroll from High Street with its boutique shops, cafes & transport.

Expressions of Interest Close Tuesday 6th Sep 5pm View Wednesday 11-11.30am & 6-6.30pm

Auction Saturday 27th Aug 11am View Wednesday 5-5.30pm

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Peter Kudelka 0418 319 439 Matt Davis 0412 466 858 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

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

Albert Park. 9252 1800 Brighton. 9592 6522 Flinders. 5989 1000 Hawthorn. 8862 8000 Portsea. 5984 4744 South Yarra. 9820 1111


AUCTION TOP SPOT IN RICHMOND

1pm Thursday September 15

Malvern 57 Claremont Avenue Classic Period Appeal This delightful home boasts period features & quality living spaces. Situated on a North facing corner allot within close proximity to Glenferrie Rd shops. This charming classic Edwardian comprises living, O/P kitchen with walk-in pantry, 3 BR’s, central bthrm & courtyard. Additional features include a sec carport with shed, sep laundry, OFPs, heating & air-conditioning. Auction Saturday 3rd Sep 11am View Wednesday 12-12.30pm & 5-5.30pm

15 WILLIAM STREET • Building Area: 360m2* • Partitioned and air conditioned • Offered with vacant possession

• Close to Church & Swan Streets • Suit occupiers and investors

James Lie 0434 641 482

Alex Ham 0410 545 226 *approx Andrew Waddell 0419 400 991

Gowan stubbings 0412 269 999 Matt davis 0412 466 858 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

North Melbourne

81–83 & 85 Flemington Rd

For Tender closing Friday 23 September 2011 at 12.00pm

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Kew east 64 Baker Avenue English Charm With Views Ideally positioned on an elevated allotment this 2 bedroom 1930’s clinker brick home provides comfortable family living with the possibility of further enhancement or redevelopment (STCA). Features large rear garden with double carport. LAND: 650sqm (7000sqf approx). Auction Saturday 27th Aug 12noon View Thursday 1.45-2.15pm

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scott Patterson 0417 581 074 sam Wilkinson 0400 169 148 553 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn

South Yarra. 9820 1111 Hawthorn. 8862 8000

Significant Flemington Road Multi-Level Development Site (STCA) • • • •

Total Site Area 1,049 sqm (approx) 2 Titles Excellent Rear Access Zoned Mixed Use

Site includes: • Two-Story Victorian Shop (currently leased) • Showroom/Warehouse • 300 sqm (approx) Vacant Land

• Situated opposite Royal Melbourne and Royal Women’s Hospitals, walking distance to Melbourne University, Errol Street and a short tram ride to the CBD. • 6 level height limit. View our video presentation of the property at www.wbsimpson.com.au

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Richard Simpson 0402 223 027 Syd Sherrin 0418 530 452 Tim Maher 0414 212 290 30 Errol St, North Melbourne

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Toorak 67 Lansell Road The Finest Family Location

(Circa 1930â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s)

This landmark Toorak residence responds brilliantly to contemporary family priorities. Large north-facing living and dining dimensions adopt an indoor-outdoor approach to entertaining, enhanced by designer decking with automated awning. Informal living and meals areas, fabulous sitting-room/theatre with surround sound and separate library/office with its own deck access complete superb downstairs spaces served in style by an elite quality kitchen with walk-in pantry. Upstairs main bedroom with dual walk-in robes and ensuite is matched by the consummate comfort of three further bedrooms and a family bathroom. CAT 5 cabling, abundant storage, heating/cooling, heated pool, 3800L water tank and double garage. Nothing could be finer. Land 802 sqm approx. Auction: Saturday 3rd September at 11.30am View: Wednesday 12.00-12.30pm & 5.00-5.30pm & Saturday 2.00-2.30pm Jock Langley 0419 530 008 Andrew Harlock 0419 379 992

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Hawthorn 37 Fairview Street For Families, Nothing Could Be Finer In a serene river-side cul-de-sac moments from Scotch College, a stroll to Fairview Park and walking distance from Glenferrie and Riversdale Road trams, this outstanding modern residence is the ideal family domain. Fabulous downstairs dimensions include separate formal living and dining rooms overlooking an elegant courtyard and a refined study opening to a north-facing courtyard of its own. Inviting informal living and Miele equipped kitchen/meals areas introduce a landscaped backdrop with sunny entertaining and swimming pool. A versatile additional lounge/theatre room upstairs is surrounded by four double bedrooms including a main suite with dressing room and sumptuous spa bathroom. Two further bathrooms confirm superb accommodation. Impressive luxury levels, complemented by dual garages. Auction: Saturday 10th September at 1.30pm View: Thursday & Saturday 1.00-1.30pm Jeff Gole 0419 401 677 Andrew Harlock 0419 379 992

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Glen Iris 60 Vincent Street The Family Design You´ve Always Desired Zoned spaces, natural light all day long, 4/5 bedroom, 3 bathroom accommodation and a superb solar heated pool - this outstanding home´s list of family luxuries fulfils every imaginable desire. And the address plays its part too. Proximity to prestigious schools and public transport makes a major contribution to exceptional lifestyle enjoyment. Light-filled formal and informal living, dining and entertaining areas appreciate outlooks over north-facing gardens and the beautiful pool while a central kitchen, equally bright, conveys complete modern quality. Fabulous, flexible upstairs children´s lounge and fitted study zone. Total comfort, convenient double garage. Family perfection. Auction: Saturday 17th September at 12.30pm View: Thursday & Saturday 1.00-1.30pm Rob Vickers-Willis 0412 210 066 Kate Cusack 0434 423 866

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South Yarra 8/11-21 Marne Street ’CASTLE TOWERS’ - The Style, The Space and The Setting A South Yarra landmark since c1941, the classical lines of Castle Towers complement this light-filled ground floor two bedroom apartment. Recently refreshed proportions include an unforgettably generous living/dining area and adjoining kitchen/meals that catches bright northern light. Security entrance, evocative foyer and roof-top entertaining with fabulous views enhance the memorable impression made by this classical apartment in the privileged Botanic Gardens precinct.

Brighton 18 Norwood Avenue Parisian Grandeur by the Bay (c2008) This magnificent 1720’s Parisian chateau inspired residence offers luxury and European grandeur featuring elegant formal living and dining rooms, a home office, library/guest quarters, superb family living and dining with French doors extending to a granite mosaic paved entertaining terrace and 12-metre lap pool. The luxurious kitchen features a French Lacanache oven, stone island bench and a separate food preparation kitchen. Downstairs includes home cinema, games room, bar, six car basement garage, cellar and a second laundry. The top-level features four bedrooms all with ensuite bathrooms. All just metres from the beach, close to private schools, cafes and boutiques.

Auction: Saturday 27th August at 10.30am View: Thursday 2.00-2.30pm & Saturday from 10.00am Andrew Harlock 0419 379 992 Kate Cusack 0434 423 866

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South Yarra 19 & 21 Caroline Street South A Delightful Opportunity - Duplicated! To be sold separately, these two Victorian cottages offer significant first home buyer, investor or developer prospects only moments from Toorak Road shops, cafes and trams. Each features two generous double bedrooms, served by well maintained central bathrooms. To the rear, light-filled living/dining areas are accompanied by efficient openplan kitchen zones and flow out to sunny north westerly courtyards. A carport complements each home, adding to the lifestyle allure, investment appeal or re-development dimensions, STCA. Land size approximately 185 sqm and 178 sqm respectively.

Auction: Saturday 10th September at 10.30am (19) & 10.45am (21) View: Thursday & Saturday 11.00-11.30am Rob Vickers-Willis 0412 210 066 Kate Cusack 0434 423 866

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Albert Park 10 & 11/123 Beaconsfield Parade Bliss By The Bay Formerly the Victoria Hotel c1888, these luxurious top floor penthouse apartments offer some of the best bay views in Melbourne. Apartment 10´s two bedroom, plus study floor-plan features large living and kitchen/dining areas. In Apartment 11, the terrace´s allure is complemented by stunning roof-top entertaining with 360 degree views. This two bedroom, two bathroom design features superb living and separate kitchen/dining areas. Each apartment offers A chance of a lifetime! lift access to basement two car garaging.

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Auction: Saturday 10th September at 11.30am (11) & 11.45am (10) View: Wednesday 12.00-12.30pm & Saturday 2.00-2.30pm Lisa Jarrett 0408 053 623 Jock Langley 0419 530 008

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Glen Iris 229 Burke Road Spectacular Family Success This elevated, inviting five bedroom home´s flexible proportions make family enjoyment a certainty. Generous, charming formal rooms and bright informal living/dining areas are complemented by a granite kitchen and aspects over a north westerly rear garden. A main bedroom with ensuite and versatile study deliver downstairs style while four further bedrooms and a central bathroom upstairs precede a captivating top floor retreat. Walking distance to Sacre Coeur and Korowa, within easy reach of trams and trains to leading schools elsewhere - totally family friendly. Land size approximately 983sqm.

Toorak 6/209 Kooyong Road Secluded Single Level In Priviledged Position An elevated, rear position amongst an impeccable garden group endows this 3 bedroom town residence with not only a light, airy ambience but also sought after peace and privacy amongst the surrounding leafy rooftops. Spacious proportions offer immaculately presented accommodation with scope to update (STCA) if ever desired. Gracious sitting and dining rooms precede a well appointed kitchen with adjoining meals and northern courtyard garden. 3 bedrooms, the main with dressing / walk in robe and ensuite. Spotless bathroom and powder room. Ample storage and 2 large garages (3 cars).

Auction: Saturday 10th September at 12.30pm View: Wednesday 12.00-12.30pm & Saturday 2.00-2.30pm Rob Vickers-Willis 0412 210 066 Kate Cusack 0434 423 866

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NEW BRIGHTON Lot 3 Byron Street This truly unique property located in the Byron Bay Shire comprises of approximately 12 acres of absolute beachfront land with 120 metres of beach frontage. The property is adjoined by two beachfront acreages. Situated only a short walk to the quiet seaside village of New Brighton, just 15 minutes drive south is the colourful social fabric of Byron Bay and less than half an hours drive north to Coolangatta International Airport. A stone entrance with security gate leads to a network of freshwater ponds that are home to an abundance of native bird-life. Town water and power are connected to the property and sewerage line runs to the boundary, also featuring a 9000sqm lake.

For Sale Expressions of Interest close Friday 2nd September 5.00pm View by appointment Jo Pavlovich 0413 744 556 Co-agent Graham Dunn 0418 663 620 Call 07 5570 7017

mcgrath.com.au/130520

ELWOOD

4 POziErEs AvEnuE

sEcrEt LOcAtiOn ExPOsED AuctiOn: sAturDAy 3rD sEPtEmBEr @ 2:00Pm

Big Elwood beauty meets st Kilda for exciting possibilities! Hidden from view, with Port Philip Bay only metres from the door this huge, rare Elwood holding boasts a footprint big enough for Brighton and just a short walk from the action of St Kilda. • “Tram Nose” facade circa 1920’s • Modern kitchen / adjoining massive rumpus/dining • Substantial period residence with flexible layout • Private Spanish east/north paved courtyard • 4 bedrooms plus sunroom • Huge north facing, low maintenance back yard • 2 living areas • Self contained Teenagers retreat/studio apartment/office • Central bathroom and separate powder room/laundry • Double lock up garage via wide ROW • Polished floor boards, high ceilings, picture rails • Plans for development at rear of block OR • Open fireplaces, ceiling fans • Move in and enjoy the luxury of privacy, land and space

zac Leontiades 0412 137 949 maxwell Kellett 0418 388 717

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conj. Agent: Leonard Persichetti 0417 319 900 lpersichetti@woodards.com.au 9525 9222


www.nelsonalexander.com.au

FAIRFIELD 1 Panther Place

A grand design for Yarra bank living Set on a large block (1000 sq.m. approx) in an exclusive cul de sac, this impressive architect-designed family residence has an absolute river frontage and stunning treetop views over Yarra Bend. Large-scale accommodation comprises dramatic living and dining (73sq.m.), family/games room, 4-5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, and superbly equipped kitchen/meals. Incorporating dual garaging and service rooms, this iconic property, set in tranquil native gardens, includes a saltwater pool and boat ramp. Features include brushbox flooring, computer/ audio-visual cabling, video security, surround sound, cinema facility and split system airconditioning. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to believe that the city is only 15 minutes away! More info at www.1pantherplace.com

AUCTION this Sat at 12 pm Arch Staver 0417 515 802 Luke Chisholm 0439 392 887 OPEN Thurs 1.45 - 2.30 pm

205 Brunswick St Fitzroy 9417 1956

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CAnTERBuRy 9a Scott Street Step inside and enjoy the stunning ambience of this beautifully renovated grand Victorian residence (circa 1890) characterized by its decorative period features throughout whilst providing living spaces geared to todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s contemporary lifestyle. Offering a seamless blend of old and new comprising rarely seen ornate pressed metal ceilings, marble fireplaces, ornate cornices and ceiling roses representing its past character plus a gracious arched hallway opening to formal living (bay window) and north-facing dining room, three bedrooms (BIRs, main/ensuite), classic black and white family bathroom (spa bath), study/4th bedroom and laundry. A generously proportioned informal living, dining with superbly appointed black granite bench tops and euro stain-less steel kitchen all overlooking a verandah, paved entertaining area and solar/gas heated in-ground pool. Enviably located in a leafy tree-lined street, meters from Mailing Road cafes and shops, Canterbury Gardens, an excellent array of schools and transport. This magnificent residence includes alarm, ducted heating/cooling, cellar, drip system watering, classically landscaped gardens, period style outside W/C, electronic gates and OSP. Land: 836sqm/9,000sqft (approx).

Auction

Saturday 10th September at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 3.15-3.45pm

Contact

Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581 | James Tostevin 0417 003 333

Web

www.9ascottstreetcanterbury.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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kEW 26 Dean Street Architecturally designed and built by multiple HIA awarded industry leaders Montage Developments, this superb residence is situated in the highly regarded Sackville Ward, one of Boroondaraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most prestigious and sought after areas. This brand new French Provincial inspired home of grand proportions over three levels is bathed with an abundance of natural light from expansive windows, constructed with a commitment to quality, luxurious appointments and exceptional presentation. Featuring wide European Oak floorboards, curved staircase, a stunning blend of formal and informal living areas, four magnificent bedrooms (main faces north - double WIR/ensuite, 3 bedrooms/2 ensuites, BIRs) study+file room, upstairs retreat, powder room, large laundry, Butlers pantry plus generous open-plan gourmet kitchen (Marble bench-tops, Miele S/S appliances) and expansive living/ dining opening to a north-facing covered alfresco area, solar-heated in-ground pool and private rear garden. Basement home theatre, impressive cellar, gymnasium, powder room, 4-5 car garage and ample storage. Other features include video/intercom/security, zoned ducted heating/cooling+vacuum, travertine tiling, Italian elevator, Cat 5/Foxtel/ internet wired, landscaping/irrigation system, 10,000ltr tank, remote double gates. www.montagedevelopments.com.au

Expressions of Interest Close Tuesday 6th September at 5.30pm Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 3.15-3.45pm

Contact

James Tostevin 0417 003 333 | Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

Web

www.26deanstreetkew.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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ST KilDA 78 Blessington Street Rarely have period character and state-of-the-art spaces been more successfully married than in the case of this landmark family residence. Framed by pressed metal ceilings and classical polished floors, illustrious original proportions define a refined formal sitting room featuring French doors to a romantic courtyard retreat. A sensational contemporary contrast is provided by a Jackson Clements Burrows designed extension. Filled with northern light, backed by spectacular outdoor entertaining areas, this unforgettable living/dining domain includes a Smeg equipped kitchen, Bose surround sound and meets modern lifestyle needs with accomplished efficiency. Beautifully renovated main bedroom with ensuite, second bedroom with its own ensuite, two additional bedrooms, sleek third bathroom and a stylish separate study complete exceptional family spaces. A privileged position opposite St Kilda Botanical Gardens is complemented by second frontage to Smith Street. Double garage contributes convenience to compelling comfort. One of St Kildaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finest family homes.

Auction

Saturday 10th September at 12.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 5.30-6pm & Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 11.45-12.15pm

Contact

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

Web

www.78blessingtonstreetstkilda.com

Office

119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999

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TooRAk 4/771 Malvern Road Enjoying a secluded north-facing rear setting in an exclusive development, this stunning 27sq sub penthouse epitomizes contemporary style and elegance. Parquetry flows through gallery to exceptionally generous sitting/dining room, inviting living/dining and gourmet kitchen opening to north-facing terrace. Main bedroom (en-suite/WIR) is complemented by second bedroom (en-suite/BIR), study/3rd bedroom and powder-room. Features ducted heating/ cooling, ducted vacuum, alarm, video-intercom, laundry, lift, 3xbasement carparks.

Auction

Saturday 10th September at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.45-1.15pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm

Contact

Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271 James Scarff 0419 233 377

Web

www.4-771malvernroadtoorak.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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toorak 5b Landale road Peacefully located in an idyllic cul-de-sac is this finely crafted “Nicholas Day” designed town residence just a short stroll to toorak Village. this immaculately presented home features generous formal and informal living and dining areas, 3 ensuite bedrooms, main including a dressing room. the first floor fitted study sits within a feature ‘tower’ looking out into the quiet leafy street. a private lift services the home to all levels providing easy access from the 3-4 car garage, gym, laundry, cellar and storage. a landscaped northern courtyard finishes off this stylish and private residence.

Auction

Saturday 3rd September at 12.30pm

Inspect

thursday & Saturday 1-1.30pm

Contact

Justin Long 0418 537 973 Susan McGlashan 0417 554 224

Web

www.5blandaleroadtoorak.com

Office

1111 High Street armadale 9822 9999

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TooRAk 5/82 Mathoura Road Magnificent whole floor penthouse showcases an unparalleled level of refinement & understated luxury through 37sqs of living (approx). The finest imported & local finishes distinguish formal dining, impressive study & luxuriously spacious living & entertaining areas with stunning chefâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Miele kitchen opening to northwest terrace. Sublime main bedroom with lavish en-suite/WIR is complemented by 2 further bedrooms with marble en-suites & BIRs. Feat: heat/cool, 3.3m ceilings, alarm, video intercom, powder-room, private lift, 3 carspaces & 2 store rooms.

Expressions of Interest Close Monday 5th September at 5pm Inspect

Wednesday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 2.30-3pm

Contact

Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271 Nicole French 0417 571 505

Web

www.5-82mathouraroadtoorak.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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MALvERn EAST 7 Bates Street Magnificently proportioned Gascoigne Edwardian brilliantly showcases family luxury at its finest. Dark timber floors flow through to study, expansive sitting room, breathtaking living room, light-filled dining, state-of-the-art Miele kitchen and breakfast nook opening to northwest garden with heated pool. Four opulent bedrooms all with en-suites and WIRs (one downstairs) are complemented by a home theatre/ living room and balcony. Features hydronic heating, RC/ air-conditioning, powder-room, laundry, alarm, irrigation, 2xOSPs. Land: 810sqm/8716sqft (approx).

Auction

Saturday 3rd September at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 2-2.30pm

Contact

Rae Tomlinson 0418 336 234 Heather Elder 0413 273 079

Web

www.7batesstreetmalverneast.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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MALvERn EAST 4-6 Finch Street Here lies an unparalleled opportunity for restoration of this elegant Gascoigne Estate Edwardian residence on a double allotment of 1475sqm approx, in arguably Malvern Eastâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finest boulevard. Introduced by a return verandah, current day spaces include broad entrance hall, grand formal sitting and dining rooms boasting beautiful bay windows and open fireplaces, casual living room/rumpus and bright kitchen accompanied by a casual dining area. 6 bedrooms plus study are served by 2 bathrooms and 3rd bathroom/laundry. Land: 1,475sqm/15,872sqft (approx).

Auction

Saturday 10th September at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2.45-3.15pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

Contact

Rae Tomlinson 0418 336 234 Justin Long 0418 537 973

Web

www.4-6finchstreetmalverneast.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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MALvERn EAST 58 Kerferd Street The timeless family appeal of this glorious Gascoigne Estate Edwardian is confirmed by its stunning combination of period allure, contemporary style and exceptional dimensions through reception hall, elegant sitting room (OFP), formal dining (OFP), music room, brilliantly equipped gourmet kitchen and spacious living/dining opening to wide garden. Main bedroom (BIR/en-suite) is complemented by four further bedrooms (BIRs), study, living/retreat and two bathrooms. Features hydronic heating, evap-cooling, alarm, laundry, 2xOSPs. Land: 920sqm/9900sqft (approx).

Auction

Saturday 10th September at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 1-1.30pm

Contact

Heather Elder 0413 273 079 Rae Tomlinson 0418 336 234

Web

www.58kerferdstreetmalverneast.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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BAlwyN NoRTH 34 Tormey Street Inspired by French provincial elegance, this landmark 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom family residence by award winning architect Phillip Mannerheim enjoys one of North Balwyn’s most desirable addresses, zoned to Balwyn High School. Formal entertaining spaces flow seamlessly to huge informal living & dining areas & superb kitchen featuring Calacatta marble surfaces & butler’s pantry. Alfresco entertaining featuring full outdoor kitchen surround a seductive swimming pool. Double garage. The best – of everything.

Auction

Saturday 27th August at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 10.15-10.45am & 6-6.30pm & Saturday from 12noon

Contact

James Tostevin 0417 003 333 Geordie Dixon 0418 588 399

Web

www.34tormeystreetbalwynnorth.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Conj

iAdvocates - Sam Babalis 0419 513 197

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kEW 1 Valentine Avenue This classic Edwardian residence in the private school precinct boasts sought-after period features, combining enduring charm and spacious family comfort with the potential to enhance with a second-storey extension with City skyline views (STCA). Accommodation comprising 2 living rooms, north-facing study, 3 bedrooms, periodstyle bathroom, separate laundry & renovated kitchen plus informal dining/living. Includes ducted heating, R/C air-conditioner, external storage/WC, remote/gate/garage (access Gellibrand Street).

Auction

Saturday 3rd September at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 1.45-2.15pm

Contact

Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766 Andrew Gibbons 0407 577 007

Web

www.1valentineavenuekew.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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kEw 2-4 Heather Grove Commanding panoramic views, this magnificent residenceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gracious proportions, captivating style and luxury brilliantly epitomize contemporary European elegance. Grand reception hall leads to sitting room, billiards room, study, formal dining, gourmet European kitchen and living/dining opening to north-east gardens and heated pool. Main bedroom (en-suite/BIR) is complemented by five further bedrooms and three bathrooms. Features ducted heating, RC/airconditioning, alarm, video intercom, water tanks, irrigation, auto gates, cellar/storage. Land: 1,111sqm (approx).

Auction

Saturday 10th September at 3.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2.45-3.15pm & Saturday 3.15-3.45pm

Contact

Peter Mitchell 0418 374 556 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

Web

www.2-4heathergrovekew.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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ArMAdALe 46 Stuart Street Glorious c1890â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Victorian showcases beautiful proportions, period elegance and family comfort in magnificent garden setting on 884sqm. Soaring ceilings define arched hallway, sitting room (marble OFP), main bedroom (marble OFP), three further bedrooms, dressing room, study, two bathrooms, immaculate well-equipped kitchen, light-filled dining and generous living opening to spectacular garden with heated pool. Features hydronic heating, ducted heating/cooling, alarm, video intercom, irrigation, laundry, wine cellar, auto-gates. Land: 884sqm/9,512sqft (approx).

Auction

Saturday 10th September at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 2.15-2.45pm

Contact

Andrew Hayne 0418 395 349 Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913

Web

www.46stuartstreetarmadale.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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ARmADALE 29 Rose Street This exquisite Victorian residenceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s captivating inner beauty is matched by equally impressive garden surrounds. Designer style and period elegance distinguish arched hallway, stunning English kitchen, light-filled dining and glorious sitting room (OFP) opening to spectacular north-facing garden, heated pool and cabana. Enchanting main bedroom (en-suite/BIR) is complemented by two further bedrooms (BIRs), two stylish bathrooms and generous living/4th bedroom. Features hydronic heating, RC/air-conditioning, alarm, laundry, OSPx2. Land Size: 697sqm/7500sqft (approx).

Auction

Saturday 3rd September at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 3-3.30pm

Contact

Heather Elder 0413 273 079 Rae Tomlinson 0418 336 234

Web

www.29rosestreetarmadale.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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MOnT ALbERT 7 barloa Road Offering substantial family accommodation on a superb wide garden allotment - this wonderfully preserved Edwardian residence c1907 boasts period features complemented by spacious zoned living areas perfect for families or entertaining. Accommodation includes kitchen, informal dining/living with garden vistas opening to vine clad terrace, study, 4bedrooms (main/WIR/ensuite), bathroom, laundry. Includes alarm, Euro appliances, ducted heating/cooling, R/C air-conditioner, 8,000ltr tanks, watering system, shed/workshop, double/carport+roof storage & ROW. Land: 1198sqm/12,895sqft (approx).

Auction

Saturday 3rd September at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 10-10.30am

Contact

James Tostevin 0417 003 333 Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585

Web

www.7barolaroadmontalbert.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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MOnT ALBeRT 12 Black Street The impressive street presence of this gracious c1935 solid brick family residence near Mont Albert Village is more than matched inside by a superb blend of period charm, contemporary style and flexible family functionality. Polished boards flow through inviting sitting room (OFP), beautiful dining room, four double bedrooms (BIRs), two bright bathrooms and third W/C. Stylish Ilve kitchen, casual dining and light-filled living room open to two paved gardens. Features include ducted heating, RC/air-conditioning, alarm, laundry, circular drive, carport. Land: 751sqm/8,083sqft (approx).

Auction

Saturday 10th September at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 2.15-2.45pm

Contact

Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581 Mark Sproule 0408 090 205

Web

www.12blackstreetmontalbert.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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MonT ALbERT 12 Smythe Avenue Totally transformed by award winning FMSA architects, this family residence showcases contemporary family living at its finest. A substantial floorplan of versatile accommodation features multiple formal, informal and alfresco entertaining spaces, a stone kitchen with commercial appointments, 3 ground floor bedrooms with 2 shared en suites and an upstairs retreat hosting the main bedroom with en suite, WIR/ dressing and sitting/ study. Home theatre, top specification finishes, extensive views and elevated 5m high mini-orb clad barn style garage offers indoor/outdoor entertaining area. Land: 987sqm/10,621sqft (approx)

Expressions of Interest Close Monday 12th September at 5pm Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 11-11.30am

Contact

Doug McLauchlan 0418 377 718 Heather Elder 0413 273 079

Web

www.12smytheavenuemontalbert.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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Glen iRiS 8 Flowerdale Road Superbly presented Californian offering excellent family accommodation featuring three bedrooms plus study (possible 4th bedroom), two bathrooms, formal living and dining, attic retreat and open-plan kitchen with informal living/dining opening a covered deck and private garden surrounding a fabulous solar-heated in-ground pool. Further enhanced by a light, bright beige and white interior, Baltic Pine floors, ducted heating/cooling, water tank, carport+OSP. Great location close shopping, schools, Ferndale or Hillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Dale Parks, transport.

Auction

Saturday 3rd September at 10am

Inspect

Thursday 2.45-3.15pm & Saturday 10.45-11.15am

Contact

Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

Web

www.8flowerdaleroadgleniris.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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CAMBERWEll 70 Glyndon Road Multi award winner ARCHITECTURE WORKS has created this less than 2 year old contemporary living environment where beautiful aesthetics are equally matched by outstanding modern function. Arranged around a northern alfresco courtyard with plunge spa, a sophisticated family domain features open plan living/ dining (gas OFP), full Miele kitchen (WIP), 3 bedroom suites (BIRs) each with en suite/ built in office, main and 1 other bedroom with additional sitting area. Travertine floors, video intercom, remote double garage, secure OSP.

Auction

Saturday 10th September at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm

Contact

Jason Brinkworth 0416 006 282 James Redfern 0412 360 667

Web

www.70glyndonroadcamberwell.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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HAWTHORn 16 Austin Street A stunning Victorian home in a coveted Hawthorn pocket renovated with flair and imagination complemented by designer styling, neutral tones and unexpected space with interior featuring spotted gum floors, formal living, 4 bedrooms (BIRs, main/ensuite), pristine bathroom, fitted study, laundry, plus a superbly appointed open-plan kitchen (WIP) and informal living/dining area opening to an outdoor entertaining area. Features include alarm, plantation shutters, ducted heating/cooling, ample storage, 2,000ltr water tank, remote/gate/ tandem OSP x2.

Auction

Saturday 10th September at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 11.30-12noon

Contact

Geordie Dixon 0418 588 399 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

Web

www.16austinstreethawthorn.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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HAWTHoRn 34 Coppin Grove Enviably located in the exclusive St James Park Estate, one of Hawthorn’s finest residential precincts this classically elegant three level English Tudor style brick residence has been renovated to the highest standards and offers exceptional family living, entertaining and recreational options including expansive formal/informal living, superb kitchen, five/six bedrooms, three bathrooms, theatre, parents and family retreats, deck plus gas-heated in-ground pool and Jenny Smith designed gardens, cellar & remote/gates/ garage+carport.

Auction

Saturday 3rd September at 3.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 1.45-2.15

Contact

Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766 Désirée Wakim 0412 336 266

Web

www.34coppingrovehawthorn.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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HAWTHORn 194 Barkers Road A picturesque late-Victorian slate-roofed brick residence of seven light and spacious principal rooms, occupying a delightfully private walled garden allotment of some 1013sqm, enjoying the convenience of easy ROW access to substantial four car accommodation and ideally situated close to a host of fine Kew schools, trams, trains and the delights of Glenferrie Road. Land: 17.2m x 58.8m (56’6” x 193”) approx.

Auction

Saturday 3rd September at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 2-2.30pm

Contact

Doug McLauchlan 0418 377 718 Annie Clewlow 0431 234 234

Web

www.194barkersroadhawthorn.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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HAWTHORn 8 & 10 Kinkora Road Representing a rare opportunity to purchase a significant landholding on two titles with a combined land area of 868sqm/9,340sqft approx in the coveted Grace Park Estate. This development site provides an opportunity to build a luxurious new residence or multiple town residences (STCA). Currently occupied by two houses, a 1930s brick period home and a two-storey family residence c1976, with 3living areas, 4bedrooms, plus terrace with stunning panorama & City skyline views. Includes ROW to remote/3-car garage.

Auction

Saturday 27th August at 2pm

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday from 1.30pm

Contact

Joe Muinos 0423 222 043 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

Web

www.8-10kinkoraroadhawthorn.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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SouTH yArrA 5/59 Darling Street rEALISATIoN AuCTIoN - Must be sold. Directly opposite Darling Gardens & the yarra, this sensational brand new apartment, 1 of only 7 in the landmark â&#x20AC;&#x153;Elanâ&#x20AC;? building delivers the ultimate combination of style & lifestyle through generous main bedroom (en-suite/WIr), 2nd double bedroom (WIr) & dual access stylish bathroom, study & captivating living/entertaining space with state of the art Miele & marble kitchen opening to a wonderful Wintergarden. Feat American oak floors, lift access, heat/ cool, video intercom, Euro-laundry, 2xcarparks, store-room.

Auction

Saturday 27th August at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1.45-2.15pm & Saturday from 11am

Contact

James McCormack 0410 503 389 Dean Gilbert 0418 994 939

Web

www.5-59darlingstreetsouthyarra.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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PoRT MELBouRnE 25/8 Graham Street Enjoying tranquil views over Lagoon Reserve, the exceptional proportions and contemporary style delivered by this luxurious third level apartment provides an enviable beachside lifestyle. Year-round northwest sunlight streams through generous living and dining space with gourmet Smeg kitchen and wide balcony. Main bedroom with ensuite, WIR and balcony is complemented by two further bedrooms (BIRs), stylish bathroom and separate laundry Features access to 2 pools and gym, heating/cooling, video intercom, lift, 2xcarparks and storage area.

Actual View

Auction

Saturday 3rd September at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 3.30-4pm

Contact

Kaine Lanyon 0411 875 478 James Redfern 0412 360 667

Web

www.25-8grahamstreetportmelbourne.com

Office

119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999

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TooRAk 8 Ultimo Court Perfectly positioned on 600sqm (approx) of north facing land in a quiet cul-de-sac close to some of Toorakâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best schools, shopping and public transport, this unique residence provides the best location in town. Features three bedrooms, each with ensuite, living/dining room, 4 car garaging and kitchen opens to large back yard with swimming pool. Renovate, update or bring your own dreams to life (STCA), this fantastic property has the potential to become a star.

Auction

Saturday 10th September at 1pm

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 12-12.30pm

Contact

Justin Long 0418 537 973 Matthew Wassylko 0412 793 544

Web

www.8ultimocourttoorak.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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TooRAk 21 Washington Street Stunning designer style and period charm are exquisitely combined through this newly renovated English-style town residence near Toorak Village. oak floors flow through elegant sitting room (gas log fireplace), separate dining, gourmet European kitchen and living opening to north facing courtyard. Light-filled main bedroom with BIRs and north-facing terrace is accompanied by two further bedrooms (BIRs) and designer bathroom. Features heating panels, RC/air-conditioning, security intercom, powderroom, laundry, garage + carspace.

Auction

Saturday 3rd September at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 11-11.30am

Contact

Matthew Wassylko 0412 793 544 Justin Long 0418 537 973

Web

www.21washingtonstreettoorak.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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TooRAk 2/15 Lansell Road Luxuriously appointed first-floor boutique apartment enjoys a highly coveted locale. Generous dimensions distinguish parquetry foyer, study/third bedroom, sitting and formal dining, impressive kitchen boasting granite benches and expansive family living/dining all opening to private surrounding terraces. Two lavish bedrooms, with stylish en-suites (master with WIRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s) are complemented by a separate powder-room and laundry. Features ducted heating/cooling, alarm, video-intercom, lift-access, 2xsecure basement carparks.

Auction

Saturday 27th August at 3.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1.30-2pm & Saturday 3-3.30pm

Contact

James Redfern 0412 360 667 Ebony Coleman 0417 001 471

Web

www.2-15lansellroadtoorak.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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TooRAk 4/39 Tintern Avenue Totally charming first level boutique Edwardian apartment delivers an enviable lifestyle only moments from Toorak Village. Period charm and modern comfort are superbly combined through generous light-filled living and dining room (oFP) and exceptionally spacious European kitchen with dining area. Three double bedrooms (2BIRs, 1 ensuite) are complemented by bright bathroom, Euro-laundry and large private sun deck. one of only four, it also features ducted heating, new carpets, air-conditioner, security intercom and garage.

Auction

Saturday 3rd September at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 11-11.30am

Contact

James Tomlinson 0408 350 684 Rae Tomlinson 0418 336 234

Web

www.4-39tinternavenuetoorak.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au august 24, 2011 \ The weekly review 177


CAnTERbuRy 28 Chatham Road This beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s instantly appealing, renovated spaces include an elegant sitting room & charming, versatile study or formal dining room which precede large modern living/dining dimensions & a gleaming granite kitchen. Dual sets of French doors reveal a romantic return verandah & an elegantly lowmaintenance rear garden & secure carport conveniently accessed from second frontage to Empress Rd. Every luxury, larger than anticipated - an irresistible Victorian enviably located in one of Canterburyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coveted tree-lined streets.

Auction

Saturday 27th August at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday from 12noon

Contact

Walter Dodich 0413 262 655 Ericka Wong 0411 472 849

Web

www.28chathamroadcanterbury.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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mAlVERn 42 Glendearg Grove Splendid proportions, captivating elegance and a coveted location highlight the significant renovation/rebuilding potential of this immaculate block fronted Victorian residence (STCA). Ornate ceilings and generous proportions distinguish three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two well equipped kitchens, exceptionally spacious sitting room, formal dining and generous living and dining space opening to deep northwest garden featuring large double garage/ recreation room. Features gas heaters, air-conditioner, 3rd toilet, ROW. land 15.24m x 47.25m (726sqm) approx.

Auction

Saturday 3rd September at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2.30-3pm & Saturday 1.45-2.15pm

Contact

James Redfern 0412 360 667 Rae Tomlinson 0418 336 234

Web

www.42glendearggrovemalvern.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au 178 The weekly review \ august 24, 2011


MAlVErn 24 Ewart Street Picturesque and perfectly positioned abutting Penpraze Park, this delightful double-fronted Edwardian exudes abundant street appeal in a quiet family-focused cul-desac. A zoned four bedroom floorplan is complemented by two bathrooms, Miele and Bosch-equipped modern kitchen, charming sitting room with gas coal fireplace, living/dining area, split-system heating/cooling, polished floorboards, stained glass, bay window, alfresco entertaining area and generous child-friendly rear garden. Walk to Malvern Primary, Claremont Shopping Village and transport.

Auction

Saturday 10th September at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 11-11.30am

Contact

Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058 john Morrisby 0411 875 476

Web

www.24ewartstreetmalvern.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au

MAlVErn 25 Edsall Street Complementing Victorian allure with light-filled contemporary style and an enviable location, this solid brick Victorian residenceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s enticing appeal is impossible to resist. Baltic pine flows through arched hallway, elegant sitting room (OFP), main bedroom with OFP, WIr/en-suite, second double bedroom (OFP and BIr), stylish bathroom with laundry facilities, sleek contemporary European kitchen, dining area and generous living room opening to north-facing courtyard. Features rC/air-conditioning, ducted heating, OSP.

Auction

Saturday 10th September at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 1-1.30pm

Contact

James redfern 0412 360 667 Jason Brinkworth 0416 006 282

Web

www.25edsallstreetmalvern.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au august 24, 2011 \ The weekly review 179


MALvERn EAST 61 Repton Road Exquisite block fronted freestanding c1914 Edwardian opposite Ardrie Park blends period proportions with contemporary style. Ornate ceilings & timber floors blend old with new through long hallway to main bedroom with ensuite/BIR, 2 double bedrooms, stylish bathroom & elegant sitting room (OFP). Stunning Ilve kitchen featuring stone benches & light-filled living/dining open to picturesque northwest garden. Feat ducted heating, 2xRC air-con, alarm, Euro-laundry, attic storage, 2 sheds, gas hot water, irrigation, OSP. Land: 358sqm/3,852sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 3rd September at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 11.30-12noon

Contact

John Manton 0411 444 930 Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913

Web

www.61reptonroadmalverneast.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au

MALvERn EAST 16 Findon Street A coveted cul-de-sac with a vibrant community spirit sets the scene for this beautifully renovated three bedroom Edwardian enjoying surprisingly spacious double frontedstyle living and landscaped outdoor areas. Wander to Malvern Primary School, Central Park, comprehensive shopping and transport from this attractive residence bathing in natural light throughout stylish spaces combining classical and contemporary features for an exceptional modern family lifestyle. Includes marble kitchen, formal sitting, expansive living/dining. Land: 430sqm (approx.)

Auction

Saturday 3rd September at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2.30-3pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm

Contact

John Morrisby 0411 875 476 Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058

Web

www.16findonstreetmalverneast.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au 180 The weekly review \ august 24, 2011


MAlvERn EAST 1/90 Finch Street This exceptional Gascoigne town residence offers a benchmark contemporary environment employing high specification finishes and inspired design elements. An open floorplan that extends to night-lit alfresco entertaining offers spacious fireside living, zoned dining, fully integrated Miele kitchen, 3 bedrooms, the main with private terrace, BIRs, flawless ensuite. CBUS automation, keyless entry, designer landscaping, auto garden irrigation, double garage with fitted workshop/storage.

Auction

Saturday 27th August at 11.30am

Inspect

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

Contact

James Redfern 0412 360 667 Ebony Coleman 0417 001 471

Web

www.1-90finchstreetmalverneast.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au

BAlWyn 7 Metung Street With a spacious and flowing floor plan of 4/5 bedroom accommodation, multiple entertaining spaces, fabulous poolside dining and a position that offers Balwyn High School zoning and straightforward access to independent schools, transport, Balwyn village shops and parkland. This elegant, impeccably presented home offers a winning formula for family enjoyment! Features superior smeg/ Miele kitchen, solar heated pool, substantial main bedroom suite with BIR/ WIR, luxurious spa en suite. Remote double garage, gated OSP x2.

Auction

Saturday 27th August at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2.45-3.15pm & Saturday from 10am

Contact

Walter Dodich 0413 262 655 Ericka Wong 0411 472 849

Web

www.7metungstreetbalwyn.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au august 24, 2011 \ The weekly review 181


BRiGhToN 69 Murphy Street Beautifully nurtured 1913 home has a family-friendly location, 4-bedroom spaciousness, and a 2-bedroom selfcontained residence. The large family room is outstanding for entertaining, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a classic sitting room, renovated kitchen and many features. Separate rear residence with a lounge and kitchen is ideal for guest/teenage accommodation, or to work from home. Desirable address near Elsternwick Primary School, Elsternwick Park, Elwood cafes, the beach, and Glenhuntly Rd trams and trains.

Auction

Saturday 10th September at 12.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday & Saturday 3-3.30pm

Contact

Barb Gregory 0419 568 370 John Morrisby 0411 875 476

Web

www.69murphystreetbrighton.com

Office

312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

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BRiGhToN 1a Webb Street only metres from the beach this single-level downsizers residence of 29sqs (approx) is the epitome of easycare luxury. offering a first-class location & lowmaintenance indulgence with 2 living areas, 3 bedrooms & study. Courtyards offer serene views & outdoor living areas, adding to the light-filled ambience. The interior incorporates a gourmet kitchen with integrated Liebherr refrigeration & twin ovens, 3 bathrooms, stainless steel gas log fires, ducted vacuum, security & double garage. Prestige Brighton at its most impressive, with Church Street shops, cinemas, restaurants a short stroll away.

Auction

Saturday 27th August at 1.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 2-2.30pm & Saturday from 1pm

Contact

Barb Gregory 0419 568 370 Kate Strickland 0400 125 946

Web

www.1awebbstreetbrighton.com

Office

312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au 182 The weekly review \ august 24, 2011


keW 60b Hartington Street Immaculately presented luxuriously appointed two-storey town residence in convenient location featuring entrance foyer with full-height light void, north-facing living, powder room, stunning kitchen+living/dining opening to deck and courtyard garden. Upstairs three bedrooms (BIRs, main/WIR/ensuite), bathroom & retreat. Includes alarm, fully tiled bathrooms & laundry, CaesarStone benchtops, Bosch appliances, ducted heating/cooling, lowmaintenance landscaping, remote/garage (I/A & turntable).

Expressions of Interest Close Tuesday 6th September at 5pm Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm

Contact

Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766 Andrew Gibbons 0407 577 007

Web

www.60bhartingtonstreetkew.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au

keW eAST 27 Woolcock Avenue Pretty Californian Bungalow offering an idyllic family lifestyle sympathetically renovated/extended comprising sitting room, adjacent dining (OFPs), 4bedrooms, bathroom plus laundry/2nd bathroom, expansive kitchen/dining/ living, generous deck and private garden perfect for entertaining. Includes ducted heating, R/C airconditioner, Asko dishwasher, S/S stove, 3000ltr tank, OSP.

Auction

Saturday 3rd September at 2pm

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 12.30-1pm

Contact

Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

Web

www.27woolcockavenuekeweast.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au august 24, 2011 \ The weekly review 183


keW eAST 163 Belford Road In a highly prized cul de sac, poised above panoramic golf links & Yarra parkland views, a magnificent 4 bedroom family home of timeless elegance & refined contemporary function. Gracious 1920’s origins have been utterly transformed to partner sophisticated lifestyle spaces featuring superior finishes & irresistible alfresco entertaining with heated pool. Formal sitting & dining, breathtaking open plan living/dining, benchmark stone/stainless kitchen, downstairs main bedroom with luxurious ensuite/WIR. Upstairs sitting, OSP x2. Land: 700sqm/7,500sqf (approx).

Auction

Saturday 27th August at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday from 12noon

Contact

Mark Sproule 0408 090 205 Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581

Web

www.163belfordroadkeweast.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au

cAULFIeLD nORTH 45 Halstead Street Brilliantly situated on a large allotment near caulfield Park, this substantial solid brick c1920’s residence’s generous proportions and pristine originality represent an outstanding opportunity to renovate or rebuild (STcA). Unique Art nouveau ceilings preside over entrance hall, spacious sitting room and gracious formal dining. Three well proportioned bedrooms are accompanied by study, bathroom, studio, large capable kitchen with WIP and living room. Features gas heaters, garage and second toilet. Land 680sqm approximately.

Auction

Saturday 10th September at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 2.30-3pm

Contact

Mark Williams 0417 189 377 Adam Jack 0418 613 188

Web

www.45halsteadstreetcaulfieldnorth.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au 184 The weekly review \ august 24, 2011


GLEN IRIS 12 Netherlee Street REALISATION SALE. Located in one of Glen Irisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; best tree lined streets is this gracious freestanding 2 bedroom brick Edwardian offering total comfort and convenience. Scope and space to update when ready, or a new home site (STCA). Current layout includes two sizeable bedrooms, gracious dining and living, and premium granite kitchen stepping out to a delightful conservatory. Moments to shops, Central Park, private schools and trams. OSP. Land: 360sqm (approx).

Auction

Saturday 10th September at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 3.30-4pm & Saturday 3-3.30pm

Contact

James Redfern 0412 360 667 Jason Brinkworth 0416 006 282

Web

www.12netherleestreetgleniris.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au

GLEN IRIS 55 Madeline Street Attractive c1940â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s solid brick residence in leafy locale provides immediate family comfort in addition to enormous potential to extend into a deep northwest facing garden allotment (STCA). Generous living and dining room (OFP) and charming well equipped kitchen featuring stone benches open to north facing covered entertaining terrace and deep northwest garden. Three spacious bedrooms are complemented by bright bathroom with Euro-laundry. Features ducted heating, 2xRC/air-conditioners, garden shed and 2xOSPs. Land: 706sqm/7,600sqft (approx).

Auction

Saturday 10th September at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 12.45-1.15pm

Contact

Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058 Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913

Web

www.55madelinestreetgleniris.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au august 24, 2011 \ The weekly review 185


glEn IRIS 11 Howitt Street Smartly renovated Edwardian single-fronted home in a convenient leafy location has loads of appeal for young families or professionals featuring double arched hallway, 3 bedrooms (BIRs, main WIR/ensuite), stylish bathroom (spa bath), concealed laundry and leading to a light-filled north-facing open-plan kitchen, dining and living room flowing to paved entertaining area and terraced rear gardens. Other features include alarm, granite bench-tops, Blanco S/S appliances, ducted heating, air-conditioners, storage shed, carport+OSP.

Auction

Saturday 10th September at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 11.15-11.45am

Contact

Stuart Evans 0402 067 710 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

Web

www.11howittstreetgleniris.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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glEn IRIS 41 Brandon Street Immaculately presented, seamlessly renovated/extended mid-1930s family home in a sought-after family-friendly position. A stylish interior designed for easy contemporary living comprises formal sitting room, adjacent dining, cellar, 4 bedrooms (BIRs, main with ensuite), fitted study, fully-tiled bathroom, laundry & powder room. The lightfilled state-of-the art kitchen/dining /living area features full-height glass and sliding doors opening to a covered deck and private garden. Includes alarm, Euro appliances and zoned ducted heating/air conditioning, water tank and front OSP.

Auction

Saturday 27th August at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday from 11am

Contact

Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766 Andrew gibbons 0407 577 007

Web

www.41brandonstreetgleniris.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au 186 The weekly review \ august 24, 2011


GleN IRIS 2 Aintree Road A spacious north-oriented extension brilliantly enhances the indoor/outdoor lifestyle allure of this superb 3 bedroom semi-detached c1915 home conveying a strong sense of style, quality and flexibility in a convenient location. A fully renovated family domain on a compact landscaped allotment with rear ROW near private schools, High Street trams, shopping and aquatic centre. Includes large lightfilled living/dining to deck, HeatnGlo gas heater, rumpus/ office, workstations, stunning Bosch stone kitchen, 2 bathrooms. Off street parking via rear access.

Auction

Saturday 10th September at 12noon

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 1.30-2pm

Contact

Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058 Nick Ptak 0413 370 442

Web

www.2aintreeroadgleniris.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au

cAmBeRWell 187 Wattle Valley Road The instant family appeal of this delightful c1920â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s timber residenceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blend of period charm and modern comfort is further enhanced by its leafy location near schools, shops and transport. Generous proportions and Baltic pine floors are highlighted through entrance hall, formal dining room (OFP), three spacious bedrooms, study, stylish bathroom, bright modern european kitchen, casual dining room and light-filled living opening to deep landscaped northwest garden. Features ducted heating, alarm, carport. land: 697sqm/7500sqft (approx).

Auction

Saturday 10th September at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 12-12.30pm

Contact

Heather elder 0413 273 079 Nick Ptak 0413 370 442

Web

www.187wattlevalleyroadcamberwell.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au august 24, 2011 \ The weekly review 187


CAMbERWEll 15 Moorhead Street Charming mid 1930s Art Deco timber home presenting in very comfortable condition, yet offering tremendous scope to renovate providing additional living areas or alternatively a site to build your dream home (STCA). The interior comprises polished timber hallway, 3 bedrooms (main with WIR/ensuite), bathroom plus spacious extension incorporating a galley-style kitchen, dining/living with north-east facing windows overlooking a deck and private rear garden. Extensive under-house spaces include workshop, cellar & storage; plus tandem garage.

Auction

Saturday 3rd September at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 10.15-10.45am & Saturday 10-10.30am

Contact

Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766 Matthew Elder 0408 052 406

Web

www.15moorheadstreetcamberwell.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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CAMbERWEll 1/52 lynden Street Captivating aspects over lynden Park provide a constant visual reminder of this elevated residence’s enviable position, enhanced by its own street frontage and independent entrance. Elegant, larger than anticipated formal living and entertaining areas lead to light-filled family-room/meals and a stylish granite kitchen. Appealing accommodation includes luxurious downstairs main suite. Heating, cooling, ducted vacuum and double garage. North-facing courtyard areas add fine concluding touches in a fabulous context.

Auction

Saturday 10th September at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

Contact

Jason brinkworth 0416 006 282 Désirée Wakim 0412 336 266

Web

www.1-52lyndenstreetcamberwell.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au 188 The weekly review \ august 24, 2011


CAMBeRWell 1/16 Hollsmoor Road Built with a focus on family enjoyment & lifestyle, this impeccable home is ideally located to shops, schools, parks & transport. Immaculately presented, it comp downstairs: master bedroom (BIR’s & en-suite), sitting room (OFP), dining room, laundry, powder room & granite & s/s gourmet Ilve kitchen with adj family/meals leading out to Alfresco area & state of the art IG pool. Upstairs: 2nd Master (WIR & en-suite), 2 dbl bedrooms (BIR’s), family bathroom & study/retreat area. Other features: double auto garage (int entry, gdh, A/C,vacuum, & sprinkler system).

Auction

Saturday 3rd September at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 11.15-11.45am

Contact

Désirée Wakim 0412 336 266 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

Web

www.1-16hollsmoorroadcamberwell.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au

CAMBeRWell 6 Amelia Street A beautifully established private garden with the preferred northerly rear aspect provides the perfect setting for this Georgian inspired home, situated within easy walking distance of tram, train, fine schools & parks. Comprises: spacious living & dining room (OFP), well appointed kitchen, meals area, family room opening to alfresco living & entertaining area incorporating fully tiled heated pool, 3 or 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fitted study, powder room, double garage. land: 17.7m x 39.6m (58’ x 130’) approx.

Auction

Saturday 10th September at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm

Contact

Ross Stryker 0401 318 772 Doug Mclauchlan 0418 377 718

Web

www.6ameliastreetcamberwell.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Conj

Greg Sinclair 0418 170 108

marshallwhite.com.au august 24, 2011 \ The weekly review 189


cAmBeRWell 17 Outlook Drive Irresistibly appealing c1930’s brick family residence brilliantly blends period charm & contemporary style near Burwood Village, trams, schools & parks. Natural light & timber floors define generous sitting room (OFP), 4 double bedrooms, study, 2 bright bathrooms & powder-room. Superbly equipped modern kitchen boasting 90cm oven & stone benches and exceptionally generous living/dining room (gas log fireplace) spill out to a leafy north-east garden. Features ducted heating, air-conditioners, alarm, audio-wiring, laundry, double garage.

Auction

Saturday 27th August at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday from 12noon

Contact

Désirée Wakim 0412 336 266 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

Web

www.17outlookdrivecamberwell.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au

HAWTHORN 43 Haines Street A very appealing single-fronted Victorian brick cottage the northern one-of-a-pair is enhanced by a lifestyle location close to Glenferrie Road and preserved period features comprising arched Baltic Pine hallway, two double bedrooms (BIRs), inviting full-width living and dining room divided by an open-fireplace, plus smartly renovated bathroom and kitchen/laundry, flows through double-doors to a leafy outdoor entertaining area and private garden. Features include ducted heating, OFPs and S/S stove.

Auction

Saturday 10th September at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 2.45-3.15pm

Contact

Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766 matthew elder 0408 052 406

Web

www.43hainestreethawthorn.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au 190 The weekly review \ august 24, 2011


HAWTHoRn 4 Carrington Street Two-storey contemporary family home providing spacious light-filled living with scope to improve if desired; coupled with outstanding investment potential given its location in the heart of Hawthorn. The interior comprises formal living & dining plus informal living opening to a paved courtyard, modern north-east facing kitchen/meals, laundry+sep. WC. Upstairs has a balcony, 4 bedrooms (BIRs, main with WIR/ensuite/spa bath) or 3+study, bathroom. Includes ducted heating, R/C airconditioners (2) and remote/double garage. Auction

Saturday 10th September at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 3.30-4pm

Contact

Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766 Matthew Elder 0408 052 406

Web

www.4carringtonstreethawthorn.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au

HAWTHoRn 1 Callantina Road Stately c1920â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s residence exclusively situated on a prime Scotch Hill corner near Fairview Park combines period elegance and family comfort with potential to update or rebuild (STCA). Exceptional proportions and ornate ceilings are highlighted through foyer, sitting room (oFP) and formal dining (oFP). Three bedrooms (BIRs) and living/4th bedroom are accompanied by two bathrooms. Wellequipped kitchen and inviting living/dining room open to north-facing garden with heated pool. Features panel heating, laundry, double carport. Land: 738sqm (approx).

Auction

Saturday 3rd September at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 2-2.30pm

Contact

Chris Barrett 0412 927 409 Peter Bennison 0418 332 864

Web

www.1callantinaroadhawthorn.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au august 24, 2011 \ The weekly review 191


HAWTHoRn EAST 4.01/38 Harold Street Showcasing stunning and sophisticated the finest quality features and finishes, this stylish new sub-penthouse apartment is a one-of-a-kind architect design in the acclaimed ‘Essington’ complex boasting massive northfacing terrace for exceptional alfresco entertaining. Desirably nestled between Camberwell Junction shopping and parklands; this cutting-edge contemporary 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment features secure key-card and video intercom entry plus basement parking with lift access and superb uninterrupted views.

Auction

Saturday 10th September at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 10-10.30am

Contact

Antony Woodley 0421 286 741 Kathy Malcolm 0416 279 966

Web

www.401-38haroldstreethawthorneast.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au

SuRREy HillS 24 Wharton Street Masterfully crafted, exquisitely appointed, brand new luxury residence boasting generous living and entertaining spaces and an exceptional family environment in this sought after location. Refined interiors include formal lounge with gas fire, study, living/dining domain, gas fire, striking marble kitchen and butler’s pantry. Bi-fold doors extend to a bluestone terrace, covered to promote year round entertaining. upstairs rumpus accompanies 4 large bedrooms, main with WiRs/ensuite. Solar-heated swimming pool.

Auction

Saturday 27th August at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & 6-6.30pm & Saturday from 1pm

Contact

Cameron Edgoose 0438 064 212 Walter Dodich 0413 262 655

Web

www.24whartonstreetsurreyhills.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au 192 The weekly review \ august 24, 2011


SouTH yARRA 16 Fitzgerald Street Nestled within a tranquil cul-de-sac near Chapel Street and Prahran market, this charming free-standing timber Victorianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blend of period allure and modern comfort delivers immediate lifestyle enjoyment while considering possible future improvements (STCA). High ceilings define entrance hall leading through to two double bedrooms, updated bathroom and Euro-laundry. Modern galley kitchen and light filled living/dining room open to generous private courtyard garden. Ideal for both first home buyers and investors.

Auction

Saturday 10th September at 3.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2.15-2.45pm & Saturday 2-2.30pm

Contact

Jason Brinkworth 0416 006 282 James Redfern 0412 360 667

Web

www.16fitzgeraldstreetsouthyarra.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au

SouTH yARRA 8/38 Macfarlan Street Sensational boutique apartmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s generous light-filled dimensions and sleek contemporary design delivers wonderful lifestyle enjoyment near Toorak Road and Fawkner Park. Wide hallway introduces generously proportioned living/dining space streaming with northwest light opening to balcony. Streamlined contemporary European kitchen boasts stone benches. Two double bedrooms, (BIRs) are accompanied by marble bathroom and powder-room. Features lift, video security, RC/airconditioning, Euro-laundry, basement carpark.

Auction

Saturday 10th September at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 10-10.30am

Contact

James Scarff 0419 233 377 Dean Gilbert 0418 994 939

Web

www.8-38macfarlanstreetsouthyarra.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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PRAHRAn 24 Larnook Street A design that delivers sleek contemporary style, abundant natural light and well proportioned flexibility brilliantly enhances the appeal of this stunning Edwardian residence. High ceilings define sky lit hallway, two beautiful bedrooms (OFPs), designer bathroom with Euro-laundry and inviting study/sitting room that flexibly opens completely to generous living/dining with stylish European kitchen opening to private courtyard. Features ducted heating, RC/ air-conditioning, alarm, audio-wiring and garden shed. Land: 185sqm/1,995sqft (approx).

Auction

Saturday 10th September at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 2-2.30pm

Contact

James McCormack 0410 503 389 Dean Gilbert 0418 994 939

Web

www.24larnookstreetprahran.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au

PRAHRAn EAST 1 Irene Place Exceptionally spacious c1970â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s residence near Hawksburn Village delivers a fabulous family lifestyle plus scope to renovate/rebuild on a deep north-facing allotment. High ceilings define formal dining, well-equipped kitchen, casual dining, generous living and TV/music room opening to the north-facing garden and central garden courtyard. Four bedrooms (WIR/BIRs) are complemented by living/5th bedroom and two bathrooms. Features RC/air-conditioning, evap-cooling, powder-room, laundry, ducted vacuum, workshop, double garage, close to Victoria Gardens. Land: 465sqm/5,004sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 10th September at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 11.30-12noon

Contact

Justin Krongold 0403 163 355 John Manton 0411 444 930

Web

www.1ireneplaceprahran.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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South Yarra BRAND NEW

1 & 2 Bedroom apartments FROM

$349,950 Ten Claremont is an exciting new residential development in the heart of South Yarra, offering a premier northerly aspect and full city views to selected apartments with magnificent finishes throughout. Exceptional living areas with fabulous terraces, reverse cycle heating / cooling and full security basement car accommodation available with direct lift access. Outstanding Stamp Duty savings. Brilliantly positioned with tram, train and vibrant Toorak Road shopping, restaurants and cafes at your door.

INSPECT Display 10 Claremont Street, South Yarra Sat & Sun 1 - 2.30pm

www.10southyarra.com

276 Toorak Road South Yarra / 9827 1177 / castrangilbert.com.au

CONTACT Lachlan Castran 0407 766 304 Michael Lang 0407 766 771


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