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With a new album and her own record label, Joss Stone is taking charge. She talks to HARI RAJ. Stone deft: Music to management to acting – Joss Stone juggles them all. (paul conroy)

Heavyweights: SuperHeavy band members (l-r) Damian Marley, Dave Stewart, Mick Jagger, ar rahman and Joss Stone. (Frank W. ockenFelS)

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n the category of persistently irritating things, journalists who write themselves into a story rank alongside the current leader of the Opposition and that cold I seem to develop each winter that dallies until well into spring. But every once in a while it serves a purpose. It is late on Friday night and Joss Stone is meant to be calling rather early the next morning, which means I am home, alone, preparing. The oracle of the internet has already dispensed with one surprise – although her music has been bouncing around the ionosphere for what feels like decades, Stone is just 24 years old. Her voice seemed to arrive on this earth finely aged and fully formed, the sonic equivalent of Benjamin Button but without the wrinkles. Perhaps Stone’s management was unaware how best to harness this precocity – it is noteworthy that the artwork on her 2003 debut album, The Soul Sessions, gives prominence to a vintage microphone that had surely seen more years than the then-16-year-old Stone. In less than a decade, Stone has sold 11 million copies of her five records. She’s won BRIT awards and a Grammy, she’s dabbled in acting, and she’s emerged victorious after an almighty tussle with her record label over content and direction. But how much of Stone has entered the collective consciousness? I decide to find out by soliciting questions online. This reveals two things: first, that there are plenty of people at home alone on Friday night, and second, most of them are surprisingly knowledgeable about Joss Stone. The first question is from Eleri, a Canberra resident, who wants to know why Stone changed her name – what was wrong with being Joscelyn Stoker? “Tell them to write a letter or an email to the manager I used to have and ask them!” Stone exclaims in response. “But they did make a good point, that if I was to use my own name, not only me but my family would have bother from fans. But I’m not a very good liar; the second I was asked my real name I said Joscelyn Stoker, and then of course my Nan gets f***ing phone calls every five minutes.” This question of identity is one that has roiled around Stone for all of her career. Her first album was a collection of soul covers that didn’t bare much of her soul; her third was called Introducing Joss Stone, and her new one is LP1. There are restarts aplenty – and so, with the bombast of a brand-new Brunswick yoga teacher, who is Joss Stone? “I have no idea!” she says, the answer wrapped inside

a low chuckle. “I’m just a girl that sings songs and enjoys doing so. There’s nothing too special about me – I just make noises that people happen to like. I’m very lucky.” Stone says if she were able to give any advice to her teenaged self, it would be to “warn myself about certain characters”. She doesn’t have any regrets – “well, not too many” – and is thick-skinned about unkind reviews. “You know what, I don’t read too many. I don’t know whether it’s just that I don’t care – and I know that sounds awful and I should care – but I don’t, really. “After the making of the music, once I know that I like it and had a wonderful experience making it, I don’t really care what happens after that. I know that sounds really silly and terrible, but that’s the truth.”

This armour of indifference extends to her attitude towards music piracy and file sharing, which leads to our next question, from Adrian in Ormond: “I’d like to pick her brain more on that. It’s quite a departure from the normal line toed by artistes, it’s refreshing, and that makes her even more beautiful.” Stone makes a small, cute noise of bashful appreciation, then launches into an explanation. “The reason why I think free downloads are positive is because there are lots of people in this world who can’t afford to spend 10 or 15 quid every time they want to buy an album. Music is for sharing. That’s the beauty of it,” she says. “I believe it will make music better. Nowadays, people will only buy music if they love it. You can’t make a piece of shit and expect people to go back and pay for it when they already have it for free.” New artists, however, are exempt; Stone thinks it’s

important to support those taking their first tentative steps towards a recording career. She highlights the importance of touring, and says as long as people go to her shows she can keep making music. And then she stops to announce: “But you know what? If someone can’t afford my music, go ahead, get on the internet and download it for free. Please.” Stone’s been busy lately. There was the quite bizarre incident earlier this year when two men, carrying swords and a body bag, were arrested on suspicion of trying to rob her country home. There’s the new album, the acting, and also recruitment by none other than Mick Jagger for a supergroup called SuperHeavy. “Mick just called and was like ‘Hey, you wanna come? It’ll be fun’,” Stone says. “I said yes very quickly.” She rhapsodises about her other bandmates: Damian Marley has “amazing melodies” and Eurythmics stalwart Dave Stewart has “a similar outlook on life; we’re both very chilled out”. Having learnt about the dynamics of being in a band, Stone has transmuted this education into managing one: ska act Yes Sir Boss is the latest addition to her new label, Stone’d. She might also be looking to manage a household, according to the Guardian, which has a backgrounder on Stone that says she wants to give up singing soon to become a “normal housewife”. This is inaccurate. “Well, I think people are putting words into my mouth,” Stone says. “What I said was I want to have children. I don’t know how that turned into a housewife with a husband. I don’t really want to get married, I don’t feel the need to do so, but I definitely want kids.” Which is a nice point to bring in a rather silly batch of questions, from Luanne in Wantirna, who wants to know if Stone would smack any future kids? “Yes!” is the decisive answer. Does she think pugs are cute or ugly? “I think they’re very cute.” And, finally, can they be Facebook friends? “No, I don’t really use it, I only go on it when I’m doing Joss Stone stuff, not Joscelyn Stoker stuff. I did have a Facebook that was mine, and I actually don’t know how to get into it now. I used it for like a week and then it annoyed me.” Are these the silliest questions she’s been asked in an interview? “Yes,” she says. “I’ve got to go now, honey, I’ve got another interview.” And then she’s gone. \

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My View\ Katrina Hall iS FeD UP witH DietS love those articles in the papers Don’t you where people who are really skinny talk about what they eat on a typical day.

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Get up, walk straight into the bathroom door and get a blood nose (we’ve just moved into a new house so I’m still orientating myself, OK?). And do you notice it’s always steamed vegetables and Put coffee on and nibble at boring gluten-free toast fish for dinner, bucket loads of green tea, and no one while making kids’ lunches and stirring porridge. ever mentions Cherry Ripes? Starving at 10am, so snack on crackers and cheese Who are these people? And why do they always have with more coffee. healthy trail-mix snacks to maintain their blood-sugar Lunch is usually leftovers or whatever hasn’t gone levels and protein shakes whenever they exercise? I’m off in the fridge, and today I find a tin of tuna and a not entirely sure I even know what that means … couple of random corn crackers, which I eat while A doctor once told me that whenever he asked working at my desk and putting a few loads in the a patient how much they drank, he doubled the washing machine. Why live answer. If you say two glasses with dinner you Then in the afternoon I’m usually famished, if you probably really have four, he says, as people so I have more cheese and crackers and a can’t eat always take a substantial amount off the daily peanut or 20 and some chocolate, if there’s any quota when discussing their regular alcohol in the house, and more coffee. chocolate? consumption with their doctor. Then I’ll have a general pick of this and that And I think that’s what’s happening with while I’m scrambling together dinner, and well, these columns. All these fabulously gorgeous and fit a big glug of wine, and that’s when the downhill part people are either lying or showing off or don’t actually starts and I end up at 9pm on the couch begging the classify as being human. You can’t live on tofu and other grown-up in the house to go and get us Magnums. lentils, and where’s the Saturday-night binge or the daily I often wonder if the primary aim of the Sunday sweet thing with a cup of tea at the end of the day? Why newspaper magazine supplements is to make us girls feel live if you can’t eat chocolate? guilty after Friday-night fish and chips, Saturday-night If it was me divulging my own daily eating habits, it roast chicken and booze and chocolate, all the other would go something like this: great indulgences we allow ourselves on weekends. Wake up at the crack of drawn with some little person There they all are, falling out of the newspaper on tugging at me as she can’t find her pet caterpillar/frog/ Sunday morning, filled with photos of the rich and spider, which has gleefully escaped from the jar beside famous, columns about good sex and nutrition and her bed as we all slept (and now is at large somewhere in happy marriages, pretty designers sitting in their the house). gorgeous designer homes and social pages filled with

skinny WAGS an bars and clubs d all the It-girls-about-town at we’ve never even heard of. And then, just start an exercise when we’ve all decided we need regimen and ea to generally smar ten up our lives t salad all week and , th goddam Donna Hay chocolate ey throw in some cake recipe at th See what I mea e end. n? \ kathall@ozem

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Position and precision are the elements cAfÉ that have helped James Laskie to make his first café a success. Helped and encouraged by his

father, Laskie opened 30 Mill in a former office space in November last year. They pulled out a few walls, put in a takeaway-service window and invested in a top-quality espresso machine. Laskie, who had worked with Five Senses coffee in other cafés, honed his skills with the help of his supplier and selected a house blend with broad appeal. The café’s name is a play on words that reflects both the ideal volume of an espresso – 30ml – and the name of the street in which it’s located. Commuters, office workers and local residents have become regulars, grateful for the short, uncomplicated food menu and the consistent quality of the Crompton Road house blend on offer. As a piccolo latte, chocolate and toffee flavours dominate and there’s a nutty, cashew-like finish. Single-origin offerings rotate every couple of days. I tried a Porta Rossa, from Brazil, as a long black. It was fresh and bright, with soft citrus notes and a dense, dark chocolate body.

More and more of the regulars are BARiSTA trying the daily single-origin and asking questions about how and where it’s grown. It’s

the sort of thing that gets passionate barista James Laskie excited. A barista for about six years, Laskie has worked at Armadale cafés Treat and Woodstock, where he says he learnt much from Tommy Collins, now a part-owner in The Little Ox in Brighton. He says his

30 Mill 66 Milton Parade, Malvern Phone \ 9804 3653 Barista \ James Laskie Coffee \ Five Senses Barista’s choice \ Espresso Open \ Monday to Friday 7am-4pm; Saturday 8.30am-4pm; Sunday 8.30am-3pm

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Synesso Cyncra machine is the main attraction in his “not-too-fancy” café, which has built its reputation on speed and consistency at its takeaway window. Most days, Laskie operates the machine himself and enjoys the ebb and flow of customers from the caffeine-intent morning train crowd, to the late-morning mums eager to try a new single-origin and the office workers who drop by for lunch and a cup of tea. \

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There’s a red awning over box tables, crate-style stools on the footpath and a peak-hour queue of Tooronga station commuters at the front window of this well-positioned café. inside, a rope pulley stretches across a communal table at the rear of the space, attached to a green enamel dome light, adding a nautical twist. a hand-built timber counter topped with plywood and a chalkboard menu keep the focus functional, while white walls and a black ceiling ensure a giant black-and-white poster of new york, printed with the words of Frank Sinatra’s hit song, is the star. \

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with Mediterranean flavours. Wilson (ex Radii, the Botanical and Quaglino’s in London) has spent the past four years travelling, with time in California and Mexico. But the choice of the upbeat Hispanic-style menu at this St Kilda gastro pub is less about coincidence than savvy marketing by Wilson and Julian Gerner of the Melbourne Pub Group (Albert Park and Middle Park hotels). “We wanted to tap into the DNA of multicultural, colourful St Kilda and create a place with exciting food that offered a great dining experience surrounded by great architecture and music,” Wilson says. “The Newmarket Hotel was a difficult venue with a chequered past, but we saw it as the perfect place to create something really exciting. We wanted an open-plan venue with a mix of indoor and outdoor spaces and food that went well with drinking.” The drinks menu offers California-style cocktails such as a Mexican Standoff or a Mayan Sacrifice and up to 17 beers and ciders on tap. There are 10 wines from the barrel – categorised as house, table or fine, and served in rather dismal café-quality glasses. There’s a wine list proper available too, with top-shelf Champagnes and an impressive collection of mostly French and Spanish wines. Hopefully, they are served in decent glasses. Wilson’s “tastes of California, with a wink to the south” are proffered on a well-organised cantina-style menu with loads of depth and interest. Food-savvy Melburnians will love its “word bin” explaining Spanish terms. Some dishes are offered all day, others are available at dinner only. Most are designed for sharing. Well-priced seasonal starters might include wood-roasted octopus salad with chorizo, pumpkin, lime and olives, and there’s an offering of Hispanic cured meats such as Serrano ham and lomo (paprika-cured pork loin) with Valdeon cheese, or cantimpalo (Portuguese salami) with raw fava beans, mint and manchego cheese. From the Latin Street food section, soft-shell crab tacos with guacamole, shaved fennel, spicy corn and tomatillo salsa demonstrate why Melbourne has gone troppo for Hispanic food. Crispy pieces of Australian mud crab sat atop two palm-sized discs of superior taste and texture, made with Mexican flour. Between the carbohydrate and the protein was an extravagant tangle of avocado, sweet corn, tomatillo and superbly balanced spice. Wilson imported a $15,000 Italian Vesuvio wood-fired oven. Its secret, he says, is the use Victorian-sourced aromatic timbers. Cocas (wood-fired Catalan flatbreads) are a Mexican-style pizza. A Serrano ham version, with artichoke, mint and fava bean, was well executed, well priced and great for sharing. On a Sunday night, the wood-oven selection was a “rare breed large black suckling pig, served with Mexican fried potatoes, caramelised apples, celeriac and a mustard remoulade”. It was a superb platter of succulent sliced meat, potatoes and apples in a fabulous marriage of classic flavours and textures. Wood-barbecued meats, such as steaks seasoned with or

without Latin spices, and “low and slow” meats such as beef or lamb ribs and pork hock are also worth a try. Balmain bugs a la plancha (a Latin style of flat grilling) were a spicy, smoky delight, sprinkled with roasted nuts and seeds. An accompanying pumpkin-seed mole (pronounced molay) initially seemed superfluous, but with perseverance, it was a stunning combination. The mole is made with barbecued chillies, tomato, tomatillo, basil, mint,

coriander and thickened nuts, dusted with sesame seeds and given added earthiness by dark Mexican chocolate. Desserts stick to the Latin theme. An Aztec-style pistachio and chocolate brownie with spiced pear and a side serve of salted caramel was topped with a sprinkle of gold leaf. The square of delicate, mousse-like brownie and the spiced pears were very fine, but a heavy hand had salted the dulche de leche. A New York bunker-style cellar bar, to be opened later this year, will serve “high-end Mexican street food, top-shelf wine, upmarket tacos, roast meats and smaller plates of food”, says Wilson. Start booking now. \

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verdict The team behind this drop-dead

trendy, new-look old pub has reactive fingers on the pulse of Melbourne’s dining scene and tables are already difficult to secure. Slick décor, hot-to-trot Hispanic food and an insouciant personality delivered by staff oozing ambition will ensure its success.

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Imposing concrete arches dominate the room, providing privacy for dining spaces and adding structure and Moorish splendor to the enormous space. The look, by architects Six Degrees, is St Kilda’s own retro grunge – ’70s-style black light fittings and swivel chairs, with garish chequered carpets, sultry Spanish dancers moving across patterned wallpaper and cornflower-blue ceilings. There’s a mishmash of indoor and outdoor seating spaces, from high stools and bar-style tables under yellow-lit cylinders near the entrance, to a chef’s table with red swivel chairs for 16 under rows of hanging dried chillies, garlic and artichokes by the kitchen. \

« Split and grilled Balmain bugs a la plancha with pumpkin-seed mole.

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cause a huge variation in the average temperature,” Lloyd says. “One wind comes in from Bass Strait and is quite cool, then each of Port Phillip Bay and Western producing outstanding pinot noir – including the Yarra Port have winds that flow in. The interaction of these Valley and the Mornington Peninsula – and with a strong winds, combined with the various landforms, mean that Australian dollar, the range of imports from the old and vineyards within a few kilometres of each other can have new world is more exciting and cheaper than ever. ripening dates up to a month apart.” From perfumed red-berry styles to powerful pinot Vine age and clone selection play an important part in driven by black fruits and plums, I love the diversity of the style of wine a vineyard produces, too. flavours and styles of pinot. “I am a believer in vine age and single-vineyard You don’t need to travel to Burgundy to visit terroir and that even in the new world great pinot Take a a region where soil, aspect and climate clearly noir needs vines over 20 years to show its true moment to produce a wide spectrum of pinot styles. The potential,” says Lloyd. “I also feel that it takes check which Mornington Peninsula has it in spades. many, many vintages with those old vines to way the wind gain an understanding of how best to let the site The peninsula can be broken up into three subregions: the hinterlands of Red Hill and Main show through as distinct from just having a good blows Ridge; the flats of Merricks and Dromana; and the wine. I have made 16 vintages from my patch of downs of Moorooduc and Tuerong. dirt and the vines are 27 years old, yet I still feel that David Lloyd, a pioneer of the region, who has been the best is yet to come.” making his Eldridge Estate wines at Red Hill for 16 years, Next time you’re on the peninsula at a cellar door, take points out the stylistic differences of these subregions. a moment to check which way the wind blows – it may “A simplistic view would say the lighter, elegant styles reveal some secrets about the wine in your glass. are from the higher altitudes and richer styles come from Mornington Peninsula Pinot Week starts this weekend the flats, but the power presented by the wines of Paringa and runs until October 16. There’s a range of dinner and Estate turn that view on its head in the same way as some tasting events in the region’s restaurants and cellar doors more elegant pinots from Willow Creek.” that celebrate the single-vineyard pinot noir diversity. \ senorthomas@gmail.com The two main influences in determining the style of pinot are, according to Lloyd, the temperature of the » To read more reviews, visit soil surrounding the vines’ roots and the atmospheric www.theweeklyreview.com.au/wine temperature surrounding the grapes as they ripen. » For details, check out www.mpva.com.au “Within the region there are three wind sources that

taste this Morning Sun 2008

Port Phillip Estate Pinot Noir 2010

Nazaaray Reserve Pinot Noir 2009

Stonier Windmill Pinot Noir 2008

grown at 200 metres above sea level at Main Ridge, the vines are on an east-facing slope that catches the morning sun, hence the name. Because of this location, it’s one of the last vineyards to ripen on the peninsula. Flavours of cherry, plum, spice, perfume, rhubarb and a bit of undergrowth are delicious. it’s a silky, satin-smooth wine with very fine tannins that have a faint grip. Bright acid has a slightly sour note that works well on the finish, along with cherry and spice notes.

Port Phillip Estate and its sibling, Kooyong, have been on fire lately, and this stylish wine continues the trend. Perfumed aromas of red and black cherries, plum, spice and rhubarb are given added complexity from sappy, smoky notes. There’s a vibrant core of cherry, strawberry and raspberry flavour that is as interesting as it is delicious and well balanced by tannins that offer good grip and bright acid. The wine finishes long with cherry and a sweet wave of strawberry flavour.

This wine is due for release in the next few weeks, and at this stage it’s just a pup. Upon opening, it’s quite stalky and spicy, but time in the decanter reveals aromas of plum, cherry, raspberries and dusty cedar oak as the stalky whole-bunch notes recede to become intriguing perfume notes. it drank better after being open for a day. Sweet strawberry and sour blood-plum flavours lead to powder-fine tannins and bright acidity. all the components are here for a very good and, more importantly, interesting wine. it just needs time.

Stonier’s annual international pinot noir tasting SiPNOT is on again in November, so if you’re a pinot lover, check out www.stoniers.com.au for details. The wine is from a vineyard overlooking Merricks, and aromas of raspberry, morello cherry and earth are complemented by stalky, sappy notes from a high proportion of whole-bunch fermentation. Raspberry, rhubarb and strawberry flavours are supported by a lovely structure with grippy tannins and balanced acid that lead to deep and long cherry and earthy flavours on the finish.

Food match \ duck pie

Food match \ duck with broccoli and farro Food match \ Chicken involtini

Food match \ Chicken-liver parfait

(Mornington Peninsula) $38; 13.5% ★★★★

deLicious

5★ Outstanding

(Mornington Peninsula) $38; 13.5% ★★★★ ½

(Mornington Peninsula) $40; 13% ★★★★

vibrant

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

intriguing

(Mornington Peninsula) $65; 13.5% ★★★★★

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Eldridge Estate Pinot Noir 2009 (Mornington Peninsula) $50; 13.5% ★★★★★

Top drop

Six pinot noir clones are blended to make this alluring wine. it shows layered aromas of cherry, strawberry, spice, perfume, an earthy beetroot character, raspberry and cedar oak, which are powerfully replicated in flavour. it’s delicious, well-composed and impeccably structured – as defined by a smooth texture, fine tannins with a good grip and vibrant, balanced acid. it finishes with spice and long, delicious red and black cherry flavours. Food match \ grilled quail

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as in do you or don’t you slap kids. And the cast of The Slap, the ABC television series made from Christos Tsiolkas’ book of the same name, talked around the topic as well. In the story, at a Melbourne 40th-birthday barbecue, the character Hector sets up a game of backyard cricket. It’s fine until four-year-old Hugo gets bowled out. A fight among the children ensues, with Hugo waving the bat around. Harry, Hector’s cousin, slaps Hugo, who is not his son.

part of the reason (that) when we moved I got put into a private girls’ school. I was initially miserable but I did love it in the end.” That school was Melbourne Girls Grammar in South Yarra, where she says she would sometimes smoke cigarettes in the conveniently scrubby Royal Botanic Gardens opposite. After graduating from Monash University with an arts degree, it was then into acting. Glenn’s film credits include roles in the horror/ thriller Black Water, Oyster Farmer and Somersault. In television she had roles in Home and Away, Neighbours, Carla Cametti PD, Canal Road, The Secret Life of Us and the racy Foxtel series Satisfaction, set in a brothel, in which she played a prostitute. Her research involved talking to lots of working girls. “It was a confronting experience. We visited lots of brothels … I have always been quite fascinated in that world (but not) in a sensational way. I didn’t want to glorify prostitution, and sometimes I was afraid that we were going to do that. You take Australian actresses who are attractive – I am happy to show that side of things as long as you show the cost that it has on lives.” What did she learn about prostitution? “That it cannot not affect you. You can’t be penetrated that amount of times and not (lose) some part of yourself.

The pivotal scene sets up the dilemmas and tension in the eight-part series, which premieres on Thursday. “The day we shot it was a big day because every cast member was on,” says Diana Glenn, who plays Sandi, the wife of Harry, the slapper (played by Alex Dimitriades). “It was outside, we’ve got kids there, the whole catastrophe … The slap happens, and most of us hear it before we see and we hear the reaction of it as opposed to seeing the actual slap. I think that’s what was so powerful. “I remember one of the girls I was working with said ‘As soon as you hear that slap and you hear that reaction, you can’t sit on the fence, you’re either one way or the other’,” says Glenn. “There was a lot of ‘Do you smack kids?’ and it was divided. “I am not going to condone smacking children, although I was smacked. I wasn’t beaten. My poor parents are going to read this and feel bad, but yeah … I was smacked. And I have friends who have kids … there are some who just think ‘I don’t think there’s anything wrong with a smack occasionally (as long as it’s) nothing violent’. And then there are other people who sit very much like ‘You do not smack a child’ and I would probably have to say I would probably lean more in

backhandEd complimEnts diana glenn’s acting career is successful enough that she doesn’t need to go back to her sideline business of making Thai fishing pants. pEtEr Wilmoth met her.

that direction. Although you see (the character) Hugo’s behaviour and … it’s very clear in the book, I think everybody in some way wanted to smack him.” We are chatting at the ABC in Ripponlea. Glenn is excited to be a part of such a talked-about project. “Right from the beginning it was one of those shows that had a certain buzz about it, probably because the book had such a buzz about it and everyone was talking about it,” she says. That is certainly true. The Slap was published in 2008 and sold more than 600,000 copies worldwide, including 200,000 in Australia. In the summer of 2008 no beach was complete without people under umbrellas reading it, and barbecues and book groups were animated by discussions about to slap or not to slap. Glenn is not yet as recognisable as other Slap cast members such as Dimitriades or Melissa George – even the ridiculously buff Jonathan LaPaglia has echoes of his famous brother Anthony – but that may soon change as Glenn’s career shifts up a gear with two projects coming 16 The weekly review \ october 5, 2011

to the screen this year. Born in Sydney to an Egyptian-Greek mother and an English father (from Liverpool), Glenn’s family moved around a lot. From the ages of seven to 10 the family lived near Byron Bay. “My mum is an accountant, my dad’s an engineer. They somehow decided that they might like to be avocado farmers – a sort of midlife sort of crisis. And it went not so well. They were not very good at it.” They would have had good salads, though, I suggest. “We had terrific salads,” she says laughing. “In the ’80s avocados were quite exotic. I have seen so many of these in my life I don’t want to look at another one.” The family then went to live in Scotland and England. “I had been in a co-ed school in Scotland and dad had got a job and we had to move back,” she says. “And I was devastated because it was the first time I had been in a school with boys. I would have ended up pregnant, seriously, had I stayed in Scotland. I just suddenly discovered boys and was very excited, which I think was

There is nothing glamorous about prostitution … I have no moral judgment on them whatsoever, no problem with it at all, but it costs you, it costs you dearly.” She met one extraordinary working woman. “She and I met a number of times and her story was so similar to the character that I was playing. I just thought the world of her,” Glenn says. “She really was that … idea of a hooker with a golden heart … She had a daughter who had found out about what she did. I remember saying to her, ‘Do you find it hard to have a relationship?’ and she said something to me that ended up going into the script. She said ‘I just don’t know how someone could love me and be OK with what I do.’ “I don’t think anyone would choose it for their life … Often it looks so gorgeous and sumptuous and the costumes … it was fun dressing up in those, jumping into a bow of feathers … a nurse’s outfit, which I loved. I mean, you did have a really nice time. We’ve all whipped out the PVC nurse’s outfit at some point in our lives, so from that point of view it was fun and I am sure the


“I am not going to condone smacking children, although I was smacked.”

New direction: Diana Glenn’s passion outside acting is screenwriting. (JuliaN KiNGma)

On a role: as Sandi in The Slap, (left) which she says had a real buzz. (COurteSy aBC)

wardrobe designer had a terrific time.” Like several successful Australian actors such as Guy Pearce and Russell Crowe, Glenn doesn’t shy away from taking roles in Neighbours and Home and Away. “When I first started, it was very much the case that if you did Neighbours there was a sense that doing something like that cut you out of being seen as a serious actress,” she says. “So many actresses and actors have done so well from those shows and gone on to have extraordinary international careers. I think that (those shows) have been seen much more as a launch pad and a pretty great training ground.” Glenn’s passion outside acting is screenwriting. She has just finished a screenwriting course and would like to write a TV series and a film. “I don’t ever want to stop acting but I’d like to be part of that creation process.” She sat in on a writer’s room for a TV drama. “I remember saying to a writer, ‘This is the best fun you can have as a grown-up; you get to sit here and make up stories for a week, drink coffee’. It was the best fun.” After some busy shooting schedules, Glenn has just returned from some R&R in Paris. “I drank and ate a lot, caught up with some friends,” she says. “I speak French. I actually did my first film in Paris when I was 19. I ran away from university because they failed me and lived in Paris for about six months. I have gone back a few times, so I do love being there.” Her next project to be screened is a series called Killing Time for Foxtel, which she did with David Wenham and focuses on the solicitor Andrew Fraser, who was jailed after pleading guilty to being knowingly concerned with the importation of cocaine. The series will reportedly air later this year, after a 12-month delay due to a pending court case. “It feels like forever ago now,” Glenn says of the series. “They are having a hard time being able to show it because of the legal situation.” She doesn’t know where her acting will take her. She spent three years in Los Angeles after Oyster Farmer. “It was a great experience and a hard experience. I have never schlepped so much. I was working a lot of jobs for not a lot of money. I waitressed, did catering, babysat, drove kids, imported Thai fishing pants and sold them at the market. Yeah, I was quite industrious.” Will she return one day? “I will go back for sure. I would love to work there. I don’t know if I would go back over and just wait and work a million jobs. If I got a job, if I auditioned from here and there was interest, I would definitely go back, or if for some reason I would become quite wealthy and can afford to just sit there and not have to sell Thai fishing pants, I would do that.” The Thai fishing pants weren’t a bad sideline business. “Thai fishing pants were for some reason undiscovered in LA, so the first summer me and my girlfriend made these logos and sewed them on as our label and we made up this choreographed dance routine of how to tie the Thai fishing pants up,” she says. “We were a hit. The cash was coming hard and fast that summer. The second summer everyone had seen the Thai fishing pants.” They were so last year? “We were like ‘How can we make this work? We could try to bring in a winter Thai fishing pant’. It didn’t work. Jody, my business partner girlfriend, was like, ‘Let’s do it in denim’. I was like, ‘I’m done with it now’.” Glenn’s career has reached a scale where she doesn’t need to sell Thai fishing pants any more. Besides, she now has other fish to fry. \

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The fine art of tRAvELLiNg Luggage need never be boring again, writes JANE ROCCA.

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hen it comes to choosing a suitcase, or any kind of travel bag, for that matter, most people think black will do the trick. You only need to look at the abundance of drab colours that appear on conveyor belts at airports for collection to see how confused flyers become trying to locate their luggage among the clones. Australian designer Catherine Manuell knows only too well the importance of colour when it comes to travel bags and has been pushing her love of the colour wheel for more than a decade. Her world exists on the opposite end of blacks and browns, and she has breathed new life into an otherwise ultra-conservative world of suitcases. In a nutshell, she has put the romance back into luggage. “When I began designing luggage about 12 years ago, all luggage at that stage was black, navy, brown, and if very lucky you could find a nylon piece in dark red,” says Manuell. “I wanted something colourful and far more interesting and so the range was created.” Manuell originally began as a milliner (working from a studio in Flinders Lane) and designed hats for clients including Review, Witchery, Myer and David Jones. She originally learnt the craft from her grandmother. Manuell had previous life plans of becoming a primary school teacher before her foray in fashion. In the mid-’90s she became senior designer with Metalicus, designing scarves and bags. But it was in 1998 that she decided to launch her own company (Catherine Manuell Design) and start making bags. Her range now includes a vibrant mix of cosmetic cases, laptop bags, suitcases on wheels, and hard-shell cases to match them. Manuell opened her business on Westgarth Street, Northcote, long before the strip became revivalist cool, and now runs the show from a warehouse on Grange Road in Alphington (nestled a stone’s throw from bustling Station Street in Fairfield). The mother of two, who has opened a few shops since her humble beginnings, says her range is inspired by life’s everyday. She creates two ranges a year and then develops companion pieces for the existing collections. “It always helps to head out to cafés, galleries and bars and to travel; to get a feel for what is happening,” says Manuell.

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It’s all about being inspired by nature

Fruits of her labour: Catherine Manuell Design Junior Travel Set (left). Suitcase ($77.50) and Trolley Base ($99). Colourful: PebbleTote WDenim (below, $110).

For summer 2011-12, Manuell has focused on fruits and other bright colours – think cherries and tomatoes captured at their blossoming best and lots of bright tones to help you make a cheerier statement next time you head to the airport. For Manuell it’s all about being inspired by nature: florals, fruit, leaves and birds. With the summer collection comes a new lightweight luggage range making it easier to lug your gear, too. While designing is her main love, she also finds inspiration through collaboration. A few years ago Manuell teamed with a group of Aboriginal elders from Arnhem Land to adapt their paintings to luggage. The delicate process of repurposing this art while maintaining its message was of utmost importance, for here was work steeped in history and song lines. The Aboriginal female artists whose work appears on Manuell’s bags are from other remote areas of Australia including Katherine, Utopia and Indulkana – all of which receive a percentage of the money made from the sale of these items. “I first began the project after receiving the art from Maureen (Marrangulu) Thompson on a postcard,” says Manuell of the Arnhem Land collaboration. “I loved her painting and stuck it on my pin board for many months. After never tiring of it, I wondered if perhaps Maureen and I could work together. I approached her and while waiting to hear back, I realised that I would need more than one painting to work with, so I sought other paintings and artists that I loved, art that I thought could translate well printed onto luggage.” Other artists who collaborate with Manuell are Evelyn Pultara, Amy Johnson and Dianne Robinson. There is also a contemporary gift card range that comes together with women artists from Iwantja Arts. While some of Mannuell’s luggage provides an indigenous history lesson (Thompson’s work incorporates her land, including the Roper River), others are there purely for fun. We like that her range gives you the option to choose your destination. \

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give in style Head to this one-day pop-up sale on Friday, October 14, 10am-7pm, to buy designer pieces from Australia’s best-known labels and help raise money for the Mirabel Foundation, established to support children orphaned or abandoned due to parental drug use. Designers such as Willow, Bassike, Lisa Ho, Scanlan & Theodore and Sass & Bide are some of the labels you will find here. Give In Style – 23 Grattan Street, Prahran.

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Time for a new do? It’s not for everyone, but consider this look, writes JAMES RAZOS.

the best time to cut your hair short? When is Is it when you’re bored, or tired of the same image time after time? If you’ve had a life change – and I mean a career change, a long-overdue holiday, a new home, baby or a new partner – why not drastically change your image? Admittedly, this look needs to suit you. If you are going short, you need to assess your facial features to create the best look. Yes, you can look somewhat of a tomboy. Then again, you can be free to start your hair from the beginning, and who knows, the new short may be the new way of wearing your hair from now on. Sharon Stone is someone who wears short hair well. Whether it’s brushed forward or backward, whether it’s blonde, honey or ash, her short hair identifies her. Let’s look at some other great examples of short hair and why they work. \

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New Age

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This is the new age of short. Where once it was difficult to take steps towards a cropped-short haircut, this image (left) illustrates an easy passage to an ultimately short haircut. First it is cut to the shoulder, second, it has a veil fringe, and third, uses soft tonal colours with lightly blazed ends.

Quiff

The main picture (above) is a profile of the image at bottom right. Note how the hair is swept behind the ears and the structured hairline accentuates the occipital bone. This look was popular in the early 1980s. Hello Sheena Easton. This gamey shot (right), representing swept-back hair with an exaggerated quiff, is a brave way of highlighting all your characteristics. This model has a strong jaw, wide eyes and high cheekbones (without implants). The hair colour is a warm, mahogany-based red with a touch of lighter variations.

Free-form

This image (far right), taken from the new Revlon Professional collection, demonstrates a free-form haircut, allowing a heavy fringe to sweep to one side, long, textured sides and a relatively “choppy” short-back. The look is accentuated by a mahogany-ashen tone. (OZdARE fOR REvlON PROfESSiONAl)

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

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BOOKS\ CORRIE PERKIN LOVES A GOOD COLUMNIST

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year’s Man Booker Prize winner As lAst Howard Jacobson prepares to hand over his tiara to the 2011 winner – to be announced

am a stranger to the current-affairs agenda, and I don’t see myself as an opinion former,” he states. What Jacobson creates instead are beautifully on October 18 – The Finkler Question’s sales success crafted pieces of about 1100 words that describe has prompted his publishers to consider ways of aspects of our cultural zeitgeist as well as funny capitalising on the Jacobson brand. moments in his week. They don’t have a lot of time. London-based Calvin Klein underwear advertising, conceptual Jacobson (pictured left) is 69. And while we hope art, Bach v Handel, scattering his late father-in-law’s there are still some great novels ahead of him, his age ashes in the sea off WA, suicide bombers, a Leonard presents vastly different marketing challenges to Cohen concert, dining alone in a Lygon Street, those of, say, 36-year-old Indian writer Aravind Carlton, restaurant, the dangers of knotting Adiga, who won the prize in 2008. one’s tie too tightly, the death of comedian Jacobson For the rest of his career, Adiga will Dudley Moore – Jacobson lines up his lines up his be able to sell books off the back of this target and fires with precision. We are left target and achievement. Jacobson, the oldest winner in either chortling or snarling or nodding in fires with Booker Prize history, has to make hay while agreement – or all three at the same time. precision the prize’s sun is still shining. “Just blown the best part of two hundred A clever move, then, to release a collection smackers staring into the back of someone’s of his Independent columns while The Finkler bald head. This is called going to the opera,” is Question is still fresh in people’s minds. Since 1998 how he describes a performance of Rigoletto at the Jacobson has written personal pieces for the British Royal Opera House. newspaper and, over 13 years, they have become Jacobson lived for a brief time in Australia, and in must-reads for anyone interested in the world a piece about Pauline Hanson he concludes “the fact around them. that the party is called One Nation tells you all you Jacobson says he aims to entertain, although in his need to know about it. Why would anybody want only introduction to this new collection, titled Whatever one anything?” It Is, I Don’t Like It, he admits “it isn’t in my nature He blends seriousness and humour with the kind to be non-confrontational, and these columns have, I of ease that eludes him in his episode with the juice hope, been amicably provocative from the start”. extractor. (“Help me, somebody. How do you juice?”) Jacobson is not breaking news in his columns. “I “I saw God in Selfridges the other day,’’ he starts

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Pan Macmillan’s new imprint, Plum, continues to wow us with its cookery books, this time with Melbourne chef Guy Mirabella’s new hardcover, Hungry. The book is as much the story of Mirabella’s Mount Eliza café as it is a recipe book. Just as London chef Yotam Ottolenghi centred his first cookbook around his restaurant, Mirabella has also found inspiration in the dishes he and his staff create, the fresh produce customers bring in, the ingredients suppliers deliver, and his own family and friends. A fabulous gift for the keen cook in your life. \

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Another book on early 20th-century English writer Virginia Woolf might seem like a bit of a yawn to fans of biographies. But historian Alexandra Harris’ Romantic Moderns was a triumph, and this encouraged us to try her new one. We were not disappointed. Harris views Woolf’s life through the events and people that helped define her as a writer. There is plenty of material about the Bloomsbury gang, Woolf’s sexuality and her marriage, her increasing fame and the causes of her mental illness. But salacious gossip and speculation are not part of Harris’ journey, and her subject’s life, as she presents it, becomes more 9:32 AM fascinating Page 1 than the myths. \

When a new edition of the Guinness book of records arrives in store, you can be sure that a raft of new Father Christmas, Scrooge, baby Jesus and Polar Express books are on their way. This annual collection of bizarre, breathtaking and amazing facts is a hit with those aged 10 to 18, which is why it always sells well at Christmas. We all know someone who would love to know that the longest beard was 5.33 metres, or that the most people skipping at the one time in the one event was 70,880 people in California in 2010. And when the kids are finished, you can pick it up for a browse. \

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POLARITY \ Federation Square, October 5-8

Willem Dafoe travels to a mystical land in search of a mythical creature in this new Australian thriller. The land in question is Tasmania, and his quarry its long-extinct tiger, believed by his clients to have survived in tiny numbers. Posing as a university researcher, Martin (Dafoe) boards with a family reeling from the loss of the man of the house. It shouldn’t matter that an American actor of Dafoe’s standing has graced an Australian picture, but it does. His presence opens up the film’s world, helping to underline the international repercussions of events in this tiny, isolated place. Dafoe gives Martin’s blank slate nuances of warmth and morality, so we understand how he becomes drawn into the domestics of his boarding house, even as he lays traps and casually slaughters wildlife. Martin’s relationship with the family, as he dons the boots of husband, father and protector, forms the heart of the film. His stumbling, unsought rapport with the children is a joy. Of course, Martin’s mission soon begins to encroach on his new family life, ensuring the film is as tense as it is tender. When things come to a head, director Daniel Nettheim ensures it’s sweaty palms all round. It’s a beautiful, if brutal, movie, reflecting the extremes of the Tasmanian landscape – alternately lush and desolate. It tends unnecessarily towards bleakness as it draws on. For the most part, however, this is a fresh and compelling feature that deserves to hold its head high in international company. \

This new dance performance, taking place on the roof of Fed Square’s car park, is guaranteed to be very cool. Ice cold, in fact. Dance artist Tina Evans sailed to the South Pole, looking for inspiration. Polarity brings some of that inspiration in a piece using a range of media – including sounds recorded in Antarctica – to explore the sheer volume and variety of ice that defines the most southerly of continents. \

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Melbourne duo Big Scary make big music. Whether it’s the ragged howls of Gladiator or the whispered beauty of Leaving Home, vocalist Tom Iansek offers the same tender fury that makes Jeff Buckley so sorely missed. Purple, in its energetic blending of blues and heavy-metal flourishes, seems to offer homage to Jimi Hendrix. It’s a surprising and furious track designed to set a gig alight, but it burns a little too angrily here after the pop joys of single Mix Tape. Although we might file Vacation in the indie section, it takes a genuinely freewheeling approach to its music


win StageArt is giving three lucky TWR readers the chance to win a double pass to Grease 2: Live in Concert, starring Josh Piterman, on October 12 at 8.30pm, valued at $78. This smash-hit concert-style musical returns, bursting with songs from the original soundtrack such as Back to School Again, Reproduction, Cool Rider and a string of 1960s chart toppers. Starring Australia’s most exciting talent and featuring an electrifying band, it’s the funniest ticket in town. Chapel off Chapel, October 12-22.

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making, meaning we can never be too sure how a song will end once it’s started. Some simmer, some build to the boil, others erupt suddenly into flame. That isn’t to say the band lacks clarity or identity, more that there’s an obvious ambition here to move beyond what’s expected of them. Piano-led Falling Away reaches for a Coldplay-sized melody but still takes enough detours around its chorus to avoid retreading the supergroup’s bland pastures. By turns fragile, raucous and swooning, this is an adorable debut. \

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tv THE SLAP \ ABC1, Thursday October 6, 8.30pm Another much-lauded Australian novel arrives on the small screen in a predictable blur of buzz and publicity. But is it any good? Well, sort of. Like Cloudstreet before it, The Slap doesn’t quite make the all-important leap from the literary to the visual. A voiceover sets off alarm bells at the best of times, and here it’s utterly unnecessary. When we meet Hector (Jonathan LaPaglia), a mysterious voice informs us he has woken up thinking about 17-year-old Connie (Sophie Lowe), when a bit of creative camerawork could have done the trick. Later, the narrator spells out a key point of drama, in case we missed it. A skilled director should be capable of giving us the nod without having to whisper in our ear. It’s a small thing, but symptomatic of an imperfect production that never quite captures the dangerous energy of its source. Instead of edgy, the direction often feels strangely flat and stilted. Thankfully, the story and its characters are compelling enough. Some of the worst excesses have been toned down for a TV audience but, as familiar as these people might be, not everyone will want to spend much time with them. \ mykebartlett@gmail.com

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ames Rhodes is a man on a mission. He wants to Bach and Chopin are still making people happy after make Beethoven and Bach sexy and bring them to 300 years. a generation that is more familiar with Lady Gaga “One of the joys of listening to music is that you can and the Black Eyed Peas. totally switch off and let it wash over you. Going to a Judging from the past few months, the classical venue and listening to music is one of the few times pianist could be well on the way to achieving his goals. where we are not being bombarded with emails He is the only classical artist to be signed to the and phones.” rock-music label Warner Bros Records. Bullets and The pianist’s life reads like a film script, except the Lullabies, his first album with Warner, was released in film hasn’t been written – yet. Britain in December 2010 and went straight to No.1 on Born into a middle-class Jewish family in St John’s the iTunes classical download chart. By July it Wood, north London, at the age of seven, he “stole” a had reached No.1 on Australian iTunes charts. He CD of Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto from his father’s describes the tie-up with Warner as “so important if CD collection and started to teach himself the piano. classical music is going to flourish and bring joy to a At 13 he was sent boarding at Harrow, where he worked whole new audience”. with piano teacher Colin Stone. A Londoner, Rhodes, 36, is not your typical classical In 1993 Rhodes won a scholarship to the prestigious pianist. He doesn’t even like the phrase. Australians will Guildhall School of Music and Drama, but his father have a chance to see the man called “a classical pianist insisted he go to university. with rock-star attitude” when he performs here After graduation, Rhodes again bowed to his for the first time at the Melbourne Festival in father’s wishes and worked in the City October. “Melbourne’s of London, where he spent 10 miserable Rhodes is rather nerdy looking (his words) awesome, it’s years, hoping that making a truckload of with tousled, long, black hair and heavy money would compensate for a “lost” career got the best black-rimmed glasses. He loves social media, in music. He married an American woman coffee.” tweets prolifically, posts clips on YouTube, 10 years his senior and they had a baby boy, blogs and writes a weekly column in The Daily now aged 9. Telegraph. Before jetting off to Melbourne he After not playing a note for 10 years, Rhodes went appeared on stage at London’s Barbican Centre in back to the piano and studied with a renowned but very A Classical Affair with Stephen Fry. volatile Italian teacher in Verona. Along the way he had He talks to his audience during his concerts, and a couple of breakdowns and spent about nine months in plays in venues not usually associated with classical various mental institutions – “sectioned” is the official music concerts such as The Tabernacle, Notting Hill, term – where he tried to kill himself. and the 100 Club. But he has played at Blenheim Palace, In 2008, discharged from hospital, he started chatting and London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall. to a total stranger in a coffee shop. That stranger turned Just don’t expect to see him in traditional garb of out to be Denis Blais, a Canadian entrepreneur. Blais white tie and tails. was so impressed with his playing, the story goes, that “What a ridiculous idea. I can’t imagine who came he asked James if he had recorded a CD. up with that rule. You wouldn’t dream of telling a Two months later Blais had assembled a team of jazz pianist or a rock musician what to wear. It doesn’t people including photographer Dennis Morris (official matter what you wear, so long as it’s comfortable,” photographer of the Sex Pistols and Bob Marley) and Rhodes said by phone from his London home. media experts to kick-start Rhodes’ career. A record “The job description ‘concert pianist’ conjures up deal followed and Blais is now Rhodes’ manager. an image of some autistic weirdo rather like the word Rhodes performed publicly for the first time in 2008 gynaecologist creates a certain image in people’s minds.” and within a year had gone from unknown to rising More than half Rhodes’ audience are in their 20s and star, helped by tweets from actor Stephen Fry and have never been to a classical music concerts. entrepreneur Sir David Tang. “When I’m playing a 20-minute Beethoven sonata He has been able to put a history of sexual abuse I’ll talk to the audience about why I’ve chosen it and behind him and is philosophical about the 10 years tell them anecdotes about Beethoven,” he said. “I he spent working in the city writing financial reports think it’s so important to chat to the audience, and then for banks. I create the soundtrack that they have a chance “I didn’t have the backbone to stand up to my father,” of following. Rhodes said. “It was very, very dull work and based “Music is never more relevant than today. Beethoven, purely on greed and money.

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Rock-star attitude: James Rhodes says music has never been more relevant. (PAVLA KOPECNA)

“But who knows, if I had gone to the Guildhall when I had the opportunity, I might have not been successful.” If he weren’t playing he would be “deeply depressed and very miserable”, he said. “I practise four to five hours a day. Sometimes I go 24 hours without talking to someone, but have a wonderful life. “I know it’s a cliché, but you only get one shot at life, and finally I am living.” English critics have praised Rhodes, saying his “unusual approach to presentation doesn’t disguise his talent”; and that “he’s a gifted, communicative,


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Film \ Peace symbols When the Melbourne Festival later this month showcases a collection of protest films under the banner Give Peace a Chance, one question will likely linger long after the festival is over: What, exactly, is a protest film? The Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS) will present seven films over the weekend of October 14-16, all of them offering differing interpretations of the genre. But where songwriters familiarly rely on poetic poignancy to deliver a message, how do filmmakers use visual language to cast deeper understandings of real life? Sue Maslin, adjunct professor of media and communications at RMIT and an award-winning screen producer in her own right (Celebrity: Dominick Dunne, Hunt Angels), will host the series of screenings held at AFTRS city location on Russell Street. She observes that the selection of films demonstrate the power of documentary filmmaking to forge social change. “What all of these films have in common is that they engage with the world in a highly political way. They’re asking audiences to not just consume the stories but to actually take action,” Maslin says. The program balances local and international flavours, with Australian highlights including Tom Zubrycki’s Molly & Mobarak, a love story that underscores the tensions surrounding refugees living in rural Australia, and Natasha Gadd and Rhys Graham’s murundak: songs of freedom, which follows The Black Arm Band in the lead up to Kevin Rudd’s apology to the stolen generation. “Events happen all over the world and go undocumented,” says Gadd. “We want to capture one moment in time and allow people to witness it.” \

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and highly musical pianist whose artistry speaks well enough for itself.” He still worships pianist Glenn Gould. “There’s a reason they put one of his Bach CDs on the space shuttle.” Rhodes’ voice goes from piano to fortissimo when he talks about coming to Australia. “Melbourne’s awesome,” he said. “It’s got the best coffee I’ve ever had. It’s so much better than the watery shit we have in England.” Rhodes sampled our coffee on a brief trip to

Melbourne earlier this year in a pre-festival publicity blitz. In October he will meet his newest audience. \

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» Melbourne Recital Centre, October 19-20 » www.ticketmaster.com.au » MORe stORies next page Site UnSeen and comedian patrick Miller

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talk \ Radical, man Keeping with the theme of social change, The Wheeler Centre will be hosting a series of talks under the flag You Say You Want A Revolution for this year’s Melbourne Festival. Headlining the series is Sudanese rapper and writer Emmanuel Jal (right), who will present a discussion about peace and reconciliation, and reflect on his experiences as a child soldier. Also on the bill is a talk that will dissect the Arab Spring and its implications for future social uprisings, and Not Sorry Enough, which will look at the goals of indigenous Australians in post-apology Australia. \ gw » You Say You Want A Revolution October 19-21 at the arts Centre, Fairfax studio. www.theartscentre.com.au. october 5, 2011 \ The weekly review 27


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laywright Graham Pitts loves writing about the political 30 years ago, there wasn’t much around of underdog. Whether it’s Muslim refugees, Italian that ilk, of that type. Now there is, but what I find is immigrants or middle-aged men on the brink that most of it is still aimed at the normal theatre goer, despair, whatever the subject, Pitts’ work is provocative, and I’m not sure that it just doesn’t become somewhat gripping and certainly packs a punch. formulaic and limited and non-authentic. It’s just “I’m not very good at writing about straight, lacking something and is actually hollow at the heart. middle-class people,” says Pitts. “I’m much better at “With this sort of work it’s trying to retain a lot writing about people on the edge, people on the outside of those values but actually be aiming at a different and my plays tend to go this way.” audience. And so we have made it at an affordable price Over the past 18 months, Pitts has been working point, which is a real statement in itself.” on Site UnSeen – a large-scale arts-and-awarenessProduced in collaboration with the City of Port raising project listed as part of this year’s Melbourne Phillip, community organisations and people with International Arts Festival. Created as a multimedia first-hand experience of homelessness, Site Unseen is theatre simulation, Site UnSeen combines images, an 80-minute performance that enables the audience soundscapes, text and architectural design to give the to tap into the emotional landscape of living with fear, experience of what it’s like to be homeless. prejudice and an uncertain future. “One of the things that we really thought through From its absurdist fun-fair sideshow – the Circus of and concluded, was this whole notion of exclusion. Exclusion – to an unsettling multimedia simulation of Homelessness is the extreme form of social exclusion. a night in temporary housing, Site UnSeen incorporates You can’t get much further from when you have no wry humour to expose the ignored stories of the street. home, no identity, no safety, no sense of self.” One of the episodes that Pitts believes will strike a For Pitts, homelessness is a subject with which he chord is the Tunnel of Voices – a five-minute audio of identifies. At 14, Pitts was homeless, and despite different people talking about their experiences. working odd jobs, he was unable to get himself Although simple, the montage will reveal “It’s a very out of this position for several years. resilience and strength from a minority group healing and who are so often dismissed. “I grew up in a housing commission in Brisbane, and have always had this chip on Joseph O’Reilly is a community member constructive my shoulder,” says Pitts. “I ran away from who has been involved in the performance emotion, home and for seven years, I would be classified from the beginning. Currently completing a love.” legally as homeless. I was couch surfing and leadership community certificate, O’Reilly has spent nights in parks. been cast as one of the street characters. “When I was about 21, I fell in love with somebody “When the audience comes to the performance, and started to live with them and settle down. I don’t we’re going to be strategically placed so that people want to say a woman saved me but I guess love saved might actually think we’re real street people. Because me. And this is what I keep coming back to, the idea of some of us do have that history, we’re able to take love. It’s a very healing and constructive emotion, love.” the professional actors and show them how to speak Pitts first felt “a tightening of the muscles,” a physical colloquially, how to dress, and how our attitudes are.” sensation that inspires him to write, when he was Few know the street better then O’Reilly. He has been working with a community theatre group as part of the living in impoverished dwellings, boarding houses, St Kilda Inclusion Project – an initiative that enables shelters and St Kilda streets for nearly 13 years. community members to have opportunities to secure a “Through my own misadventure and my own job, to access services and deal with personal crises. lack of confidence, I became homeless because of my “When I met this group of recovering alcoholics addiction to drugs,” says O’Reilly. “I was probably in and drug addicts, I was just stunned because they were my mid-twenties when I had real addiction issues, articulate, they had it together and there was no crap but before that I had a small shop and was an active about it … and yet everyone of them had been homeless person. I was just like everyone else and had all these at some point and for some, quite long periods of time.” judgements and preconceptions about homeless people. Wanting to explore this idea further, Pitts teamed “Site Unseen is about breaking these attitudes down with Robyn Szechtman, a community practitioner who and it giving them an honest look. Because each of has produced several site-specific promenade theatre these people are somebody’s daughter, somebody’s son, works and audio tours in consultation with sex workers, somebody’s brother, somebody’s sister.” \ Francesca carter drug users and people who experience homelessness. fcarter@theweeklyreview.com.au “When I started writing plays, that were quite

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» Site UnSeen Date: October 6-21 Time: Monday-Friday, 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 6pm, 8pm Saturday-Sunday, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm. Preview, Thursday October 6 at 4pm Price: $35 full, $15 concession (plus booking fee). Location: Meet at the St Kilda Triangle car park (next to The Palais Theatre), Lower Esplanade. Site UnSeen is part-walking tour. Walking time is 35 minutes and the show duration is 80 minutes.

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n a Brunswick studio, the floor worn to a sheen from years of sweat and effort, Patrick Miller is getting the last of his props ready. Violently coloured wigs jostle for attention beneath a carefully defaced picture of eye surgeon Fred Hollows. In a neighbouring room, someone with an African drum is conjuring a persistent tattoo. Miller cocks an ear at the beat, then begins his rehearsal, and before too long you hardly notice the drums. He’s busy practising for Archibald Wheeler Whets The Whistle, in which Miller plays a delightfully demented Digger as well as a manic menagerie of supporting characters. Miller had performed the act at this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival, but he’s tweaked it for the Fringe Festival. Tonight is the debut of a new song, featuring a lawyer in a very silly wig doing an even sillier dance – one with a lot of pelvic thrusts. Watching Miller is his girlfriend, ABC journalist Margaret Paul, who spent years reviewing acts at the Comedy Festival for The Age before putting on a show of her own in 2010. Her experience on either side of the stage means she can provide much insight,


and she’s busy jotting down notes when she the sort of looseness and spatial awareness he isn’t laughing. hopes to incorporate into his show. Miller finishes, dripping with sweat on a “I’m a little bit rigid, I’m just starting to spring night not yet free of winter’s fangs. He loosen up and play around with the device,” asks Paul what she thinks, and she responds he says. “I’m trying to be aware of what the with a critique involving recommendations characters are doing even when I’m not on tighter choreography and trimmed playing them, which is really hard. I don’t choruses. There is a bit of back-and-forth, think I’m that good at it.” then Miller asks: what did she make of the He’s not too bad, actually – some of new song? the show’s best moments are when Miller “You love the pelvis,” Paul says, shaking smoothly switches between characters, her head, torn between exasperation and transitions that are equal parts velocity and amusement. Miller looks suitably bashful hilarity. But Miller wants to improve, and in response. aspires to study clowning. It’s an expression that the 28-year-old In Adelaide, he met a performer by the doesn’t wear often. He’s comfortable on stage name of Philip Burgers, who studied at the – in high school he did musicals and comedic prestigious Philippe Gaulier clown school in plays, as well as taking part in the school France. Gaulier is part of a tradition of mime band, and put on revues while studying law and clowning that goes back to the influential at Monash University. Some of those law Jacques Lecoq, and Miller one day hopes to revue alumni would go on to form a troupe make the pilgrimage to France to follow in called Vigilantelope, which earned much their (probably oversized) footsteps. critical acclaim from a series of shows at “It’s very physical, a bit of slapstick but also festivals in Melbourne and Adelaide. quite conceptual. When you watch Phil’s Vigilantelope also did a small segment in a shows you feel like anything could happen. pilot for Channel Seven called The White It’s so raw,” Miller says. Room, in which they performed “I thought that once you write interpretive dance versions of something you have to sort of be a live “It’s television shows. It lasted two TV, you don’t improvise or interact. like the episodes. Undeterred, some of But now I realise audiences really the Vigilantelope crew tried like that feeling of spontaneity, of Muppets on solo acts. Vachel Spirason’s The attentiveness to their presence.” crack.” Hermitude of Angus Ecstatic He describes himself as being a was well received, and Miller’s comedic actor, but he is very taken with Archibald Wheeler has received the appeal of a certain type of clowning, some nice plaudits – in The Age, Cameron one that oscillates between insulting the Whitehead wrote of Miller’s “prodigious audience and making them laugh while and versatile comedic talent”. So does Miller demonstrating the performer’s vulnerability. prefer performing solo or as part of a group? “It’s that sense of humour when you’re at “They have different appeals. With a group school, and you lose something or come late there’s a sense of fraternity and collegiality to class, and your friends find it hilarious you don’t get from a solo show, of being in the because it’s genuine vulnerability. Phil says trenches with other people,” he says. you have to access that to be able to develop The middle ground may well be his and act. It’s something very foreign to me, I’m current work, a solo show overflowing with used to being confident and unimpregnable.” characters: “Sometimes if stand-up is one “Or is it impregnable?” he asks Paul. persona, you can get used to it. Part of the She looks unimpressed. “Who’s pregnant? functionality of comedy is surprise, with “No, like an unimpregnable fortress.” differences in concepts and persona.” “Is that what you are?” Miller himself adopts a rather different “It’s a word though, isn’t it?” Miller asks. aspect during the day: he’s a practising Then, seeing the look on Paul’s face, he lawyer. His two lives have often nipped at continues with his answer: “It’s the paradox each other’s heels – he was admitted to the of appearing vulnerable while being in bar in 2009, and then jumped into the first complete control. I don’t understand it Vigilantelope show at the Comedy Festival properly, which is why I want to study it.” the very next month. Last year he took a As for Archibald Wheeler, Miller says he is job at Kalus Kenny Lawyers in South Yarra, reprising it for the Fringe Festival because he and his colleagues have been nothing but loves the characters so much. encouraging of his extracurricular pursuits. “It’s in a sense a pantomime play,” Miller “They all come. One of the best sources says, before thoughtfully adding: “I think it’s of tickets is fleecing your work colleagues,” a bit like the Muppets on crack.” Miller says, affectionately. He’s already had a Paul is nodding at last, and says that client see him perform and come away rather different things amuse her on each viewing. impressed, and a trial was settled just before It nicely harks back to the very first time the festival – otherwise he would have been she saw Miller, on stage with Vigilantelope in court during the day and doing a scene when she reviewed their show for The Age. in court at the night. But what if he had to And what did Paul think of Miller when she choose between the two? initially laid eyes on him? “I love performing and writing. I love that “Sexy,” prompts Miller. “You did!” more than the law. Law is what I studied and “Yes,” Paul admits, turning a delicate shade what I do for a job,” Miller says. Then the of lobster. “Well, they got four stars …” \ hraj@theweeklyreview.com.au lawyer takes over, and he adds a caveat. “But the law’s great. I don’t want to leave it, but if I » Archibald Wheeler Whets The Whistle could make money from comedy I would.” Rehearsal room, Arts House, North To this end, he’s hard at work improving Melbourne Town Hall, until October 8 his act. Miller rattles off the names of Xavier Micheledes and the Pajama Men as acts who » www.fringefestival.com.au “freely jump in and out of character” with october 5, 2011 \ The weekly review 29


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vette Erskine was on duty at Devonport police Proud day: station when an emergency call came through Yvette Erskine from an elderly couple one night. Their adult early in her son had smashed up their holiday shack in the career with bush and disappeared. The couple were worried the Tasmanian because he hadn’t returned. Police Force. (CourTEsY Erskine and her partner were dispatched to help. As YVETTE ErsKINE) they drove up a steep dirt road to the shack, she saw a log lying across the road and jumped out to move it. “I joked and gave my partner crap about making me do all the heavy lifting,” she says, laughing. “Eventually we got to the shack and stood on the front porch as the parents filled in a few more details. bail. I remember thinking ‘but he could go and kill his Their son was extremely anti-police and had threatened girlfriend now’. So I had issues with the justice system to kill any police that came to the shack. He’d also from day one.” threatened to kill his parents and he was armed with a Erskine also found sexual assault cases emotionally high-powered hunting crossbow, arrows and a machete draining – particularly when the victims were … and we were standing out on the porch, under a children – and says over the years being exposed to spotlight, in the middle of nowhere.” the “underbelly” of life eventually lead to her being Erskine hurried everyone inside, barricaded the diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. door and turned off the lights while calling for police “I did everything from manage drunks, go to back-up. “As I sat there in the dark I remembered the domestics and clean up syringes in local parks. In CIB log lying across the road. I realised the son had placed it I worked on arsons, more sexual assaults and a couple there as a trap and could have taken shots at me while I of armed robberies and murders. But eventually I moved it,” she says. couldn’t continue.” “We sat in dark and in silence for the longest “I had In 2006 Erskine resigned and started a 40 minutes of my life – I was waiting for him issues with the history PhD – she’s fascinated by Tudor to crash through the door or windows. At one stage he sat outside, near the front door, justice system history and took a few study trips to the UK. About the time she left the police force, growling like an animal.” from day Erskine started to write. Her first crime novel, Back-up arrived and created a diversion one.” The Brotherhood, has just been published and is so Erskine, her partner and the man’s parents set in Tasmania. could flee to a police car. “But as we drove back “When I first started writing after leaving the police, down the mountain, the son had placed a series of it was angry writing with spit flying off the pages,” she boards with nails along the road to try and trap us. says, laughing. When we got a safe distance away, I got out (of) the car “But I got over that. This book began when I was in and puked in the gutter. He was caught that night, but Canberra a couple of years ago and reading The Mercury the frightening thing was that he’d started out with 10 newspaper online to catch up on local news. I read arrows and only had one left. I don’t know if he fired at an item about a friend I’d graduated from the police me and missed … I went home that night and thought ‘I academy with who’d been involved in a nasty incident can’t do this any more’.” with a firearm where he could have been killed. That Erskine, 38, left the police force in Tasmania in 2006, made me wonder how you would feel if one of your a couple of years after that incident. She spent the last nearest and dearest was killed and you were so far part of her 11-year police career in the radio room. removed from the situation. And that started the idea Born in Devonport, after leaving high school she for this book.” enrolled at the University of Tasmania to study English Erskine says that while The Brotherhood is based on and history, but had no definite career plan. the Tasmanian Police Force, the book is total fiction. “And then I opened the local paper one day and saw “There is racism and discrimination and corruption an ad for the police force. The ad was along the lines of and sexism in any workplace. But TasPol is squeaky ‘one career – 100 different jobs’. So I thought I’d have a clean and I never saw any corruption there,” she says. crack at that.” “The people I worked with were decent people who Erskine entered the police academy in early 1995. wanted to do the right thing.” While she coped with the physical training and the smarinos@theweeklyreview.com.au academic side of police work, initially Erskine found the idea of handling guns confronting. “I had a very » Yvette Erskine will appear at SheKilda 2011 – warm and fuzzy middle-class upbringing – and it was Australian Women Crime Writers’ Convention, quite frightening the first time they handed one (a gun) October 7-9, Rydges on Swanston, 701 Swanston around the classroom. 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ustralians no longer need to flee across the Tasman, or even further afield, for the full luxury lodge experience. A hive of activity at unique locations across the continent in recent years has produced a network of exceptional lodgings to rival the world’s best. Recently, more than a dozen of these premium properties banded together to spread the word about sumptuous Aussie accommodation. Here’s a look at a handful of the nation’s best addresses.

Arkaba Station \ Flinders Ranges, SA First settled in the 1850s, the 24,000-hectare expanse of Arkaba Station occupies one of the prettiest corners of the Flinders Ranges, from beehive-shaped hills that glow pink in the dawn light to lonely plains where the wind whistles through abandoned shearer’s shacks. Engaging staff interpret the landscape for visitors through short safaris or a four-day trek from the homestead into Wilpena Pound, sleeping at plush swag camps and fuelled by fine food and wine. The handsomely restored homestead accommodates 10 in four suites and a separate coachman’s cottage. A small in-ground pool is a blessing during the scorching Flinders summers. Artist Rosemary Woodford Ganf curated the early-settler chic of the interiors, crafting bedheads from mallee boughs

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The island state’s most expensive address is a 20-suite resort just opened beside Coles Bay with priceless views of Freycinet’s famous stone sentinels, The Hazards. All suites are positioned for privacy as well as panoramic sightlines across peppermint and kunzia scrub to the crisp blue ocean and sky beyond. The main resort building is a stingray-shaped showpiece with a soaring ceiling of celery-top pine and first-class appointments such as Eames lounges in the library and Saarinen Tulip chairs in the bar. Lodgings are de luxe architectural affairs of marble, timber and glass, with carpets by Cadry and bespoke timber furnishings that take their cues from the mid-century Scandinavians. A hedonistic spa menu concocted by “celebrity facialist” Marionne de Candia offers such outlandish options as body exfoliation with Hawaiian magma and anti-ageing creams laced with diamond dust. Acclaimed New South Wales chef Hugh Whitehouse (ex-Lilianfels) prepares much more sensible menus using home-grown herbs and vegetables and choice local produce. Outings to local wineries and oyster farms, walks in Freycinet National Park or a cruise to Schouten Island and a neighbouring seal colony aboard Saffire’s 12-metre Naiad capture the best of the great outdoors.

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R e v ie w \ t R av e l » Bedarra Island Resort \ Queensland Over the years Bedarra has become a byword for romance among wealthy newlyweds and everlasting loves. Honeymoon and anniversary couples flock The here for the ultimate in luxury love nests. real beauty With just 16 lodges (maximum 32 guests) nestled into the rainforest and gazing out over of Lizard is its the Coral Sea, this intimate and discreet resort abundance offers fine dining above Hernandia Beach and a of nature legendary open bar, as well as tennis, reef trips and guest dinghies stocked with hampers for impromptu beach picnics. Bedarra’s new owners have recently shifted the bijou spa from beachfront cabin to tented rainforest room and renamed it Biagurra, after the original Aboriginal name for the island meaning “eternal water”. The lush island is about a kilometre long and offers leisurely walks through forests of bloodwood and white cedar to secluded coves and beauty spots. That said, Bedarra’s amorous guests don’t tend to get out all that much.

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Lizard Island \ Queensland A few years ago Lizard regularly topped international lists of the world’s best hotels and resorts. It’s languished a little lately but its new management is determined to return this remarkable island to its prime. That shouldn’t be difficult given this is one of Australia’s most exquisite islands, a 1000-hectare national park ringed by the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef. Good food and wine are a given, but the real beauty of Lizard is its abundance of nature. Guests can roll

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from king bed to seabed in seconds and explore a kaleidoscopic underwater world of clownfish, surreal starfish and psychedelic giant clam gardens. On land, walks among paperbarks and pandanus (mind the giant lizards), phenomenal stargazing and memorable sunsets define the days. The more adventurous can join day trips to the outer reefs for superb diving or grab a motorised dinghy, a packed lunch and a loved one and live out their Blue Lagoon fantasies at one of the island’s 24 idyllic beaches.

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Lord Howe is renowned as the holiday destination of the newlywed and the nearly dead, but Capella Lodge breaks the stereotype with sophisticated accommodation and dining that attracts well-heeled nomads from around the globe. Located 700 kilometres north-east of Sydney, Lord Howe is a barefoot paradise where no one locks cars or houses and the speed limit is a very relaxed 25km/h. The nine-room Capella occupies the island’s secluded southern end where the imposing mounts Lidgbird and Gower provide postcard backdrops to dreamy South Pacific views over the world’s most southerly coral reef. This sister property to Kangaroo Island’s stellar Southern Island Lodge features a similar brand of extravagant accommodation – combining effortlessly original Danish, Italian and Australian furnishings and first-class service and food with Lord Howe’s boundless natural charm. \

The unwinding begins the moment you drop your bags in a restful room overlooking Lake Daylesford. It continues with a massage appointment at the onsite Salus Spa (the treehouse bath is a must) and continues during a decadent dinner at Alla Wolf-Tasker’s famed dining room. Her two-hatted restaurant, opened in 1984, continues to revolutionise regional Victorian dining with superb seasonal menus offering the likes of smoked eel wrapped in pancetta with a tart beetroot remoulade and mustard oil, or free-range pork from Mount Mercer reinvented as an agnolotto.Despite the serious intentions with the food, it’s a breezy atmosphere. The wine list is extensive, the service impeccable. Accommodation is elegant and sexy, as befits the sumptuous location, and private balconies capture the lakeside still-life, complete with swans and ducks. \

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Join the club is a small, select group of people afrequently. coterie who associate with each other Football club coteries are famous. Now a new development in Northcote is about to give the suburb a coterie of a different kind. The Cotery by prestige builder Glenvill is a $130 million development of 123 townhouses and 53 apartments designed by acclaimed architects Rothe Lowman, with landscaping by CDA Design. Northcote, seven kilometres from the CBD, is known for its bohemian atmosphere, funky cafés, quirky bookshops and fashion boutiques. The Cotery aims to provide classy, convenient, inner-city living for people who love Northcote’s mix of culture and community. Compared with other inner-city developments, The Cotery is predominantly townhouses, rather than predominantly apartments. The development will be on the former Joshua Pitt leather manufacturing site at 52-79 Gadd Street. It will occupy both sides of the street, with the heritage-listed red-brick factory at its heart. Designed to be in keeping with the historic factory and true to the area’s industrial past, the development will feature exteriors with glass, stone and metal, layers of timber and precast concrete – a direct contrast to the red brick of the factory. Glenvill CEO Len Warson said the aesthetics of the building were a key consideration from the start. “We told the architect go for broke, make it as beautiful as you can, and we’ll make the cost work,” Warson says. “It’s a beautiful development aesthetically, the fittings are beautiful and include things that you would never normally get in townhouses. “The market in Northcote is very creative, and very particular, so we needed to create a product that didn’t take shortcuts, that creatively was strong and responded to what the local audience wanted,” Warson says. “What is available in Northcote is mostly apartments, whereas this is mostly townhouses. We are more architectural. It’s far more contemporary than other developments we’ve done in recent times. Because it’s Northcote, that is what the audience wants. We respond

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to the environment rather than having a formula.” Building is due to start in November. Echoing the network of lanes synonymous with Melbourne’s urban character, The Cotery will have a combination of traditional streetscapes and architect-designed lanes to provide visual interest and a welcoming arrival for residents and guests. One-bedroom apartments start at $340,000. Two-bedroom apartments start at $476,000. One-bedroom townhouses are from $445,000, with two-bedroom townhouses starting at $600,000. Three-bedroom townhouses range from $725,000. Interiors feature sleek living and kitchen spaces leading through bi-fold doors to private timber-decked terraces and courtyards. Timber-washed floors, 2pac cabinets with soft-closing drawers, 70mm stone benchtops and Smeg appliances are standard. Bathrooms will have frameless glass shower screens, freestanding baths and Italian-inspired taps. The Joshua Pitt leatherworks was in Gadd Street, Northcote, for 121 years. Manufacturing, which once included the famous Sherrin football, stopped in 2004. \ editorial@theweeklyreview.com.au october 5, 2011 \ The weekly review 39


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Masters of Contradiction FRANCESCA CARTER meets two architects with a taste for the unorthodox.

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ussell & George is an architecture firm built on paradox. It was intentionally established on April Fool’s Day 2010, and the architects – Ryan Russell and Byron George – continually challenge the normality of their surroundings, addressing issues of composition, materiality, planning and methodology. Their office may be situated in a renovated Edwardian in Windsor – right opposite Windsor railway station – but Russell and George are far from mainstream. Whether they’re designing a fit-out for Aesop or the plan for a multimillion-dollar residential site, they use their intuition to ensure each project stands entirely apart from any other. “Design is not about putting a style on the table,” says George. “It’s about the ideas generated in the briefing process from either the client, the site or the context. This is why our projects look completely different.” Both architects maintain the belief that in order to design something successful, the architect has to “get into the head of the product you are dealing with”. They don’t have an underlying aesthetic and don’t believe in trends. And they aren’t afraid to blur the line between different fields of design practice – interiors become urban design schemes, industrial design works become art pieces. “The role of architecture has dramatically changed. It went from a stage in the early 20th century of being really broad, but gradually architects have dropped

off urban design, interior design, product design, even project management. One by one the architecture role has become smaller and more specialised, but we have tried to broaden it,” says George. Russell adds: “I’m still perplexed when people ask me, ‘Well, what are you going to specialise in?’. I say ‘Well, I’m an architect; I specialise in space, and that includes everything inside of it’.” Retail, hospitality and residential projects make up the majority of Russell & George’s portfolio. But whatever the project, the pair treat every space as a unique opportunity to reveal the hidden personalities and goals of their clients or their business.

Touch of class: The vintage classroominspired interior at Mister Close (above) features National Geographic magazines on shelves and detailed map collages are on the walls. Mister Close is immortalised on the wall (left). (diana snape)

This is particularly true of the recently opened Mister Close, a small café tucked away inside the otherwise uninspiring midtown plaza, just off Swantson Street. Established by two friends who met in high school, the café is named after their favourite geography teacher, a man who wore a striking black moustache and dark-rimmed glasses. Playing on the irony of the name and the brand, the architects tapped into the vintage classroom feel – National Geographic magazines with their iconic yellow spines are piled high on shelves and detailed map collages are hung on the walls. There is even a stencil cut out of the teacher himself. Perhaps the most striking element of the design is the ceiling of folded timber baffles that hinge accordion-like and fold down to conceal the kitchen canopy. This references Mr Close’s love of the accordion and the cloister where he frequently liked to teach. All the furniture was designed specifically for the fit-out and was a careful study in geometry. Small, circular tables and stools look like they might topple over, while larger tables and benches appear sturdy from one angle yet impossibly thin from another. “With this project, everything that could go wrong, did go wrong,” says George. “It was on a site that was never meant to be a café, so getting the services into the building was a complete nightmare.

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“The poor clients had never done something like this before. But they have been wonderful and have completely trusted our judgment. Sometimes we challenged them a little bit and they pushed us back, but they are very happy with the end result.” Russell and George embrace open-minded clients who are “intelligent and have an opinion”. They are obsessively determined to create an impression and will go to great lengths to ensure they have a design solution that best serves their clients’ interests. This process is not for everybody. They don’t want to be guided or pushed into a particular aesthetic but they are not afraid to design spaces that don’t fit their personal taste. “I don’t want people coming and saying, ‘Well, I want a Russell & George interior’. I want them to come in here and say, ‘Well, I don’t know what I’m going to get from these guys, but I’m sure it will be an interesting ride’,” says Russell. “We have gotten better at not taking on clients who don’t have that openness of discussion. It can be suggested as a bad business move, but we kind of think of it is as a great business move because it allows us to focus on stuff that we’re good at.” In the briefing process, the pair are not afraid to provoke their clients to get an answer. They read between the lines as much as possible, which often results in a client favouring one architect over the other. Perhaps this obvious partiality is because Russell and George are polar opposites. Russell, a self-described “control freak”, is attracted to the “psychology of architecture”, finding solace in the ability to “manipulate spaces to allow people to behave in certain ways”. He is a deep thinker, a philosopher, and mulls over the lack of attention paid to spaces by the people who actually inhabit them. “A lot of my architecture is based on the social

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theorist Pierre Bourdieu, who basically says the assessment of public space is by those who it is made for … Whether it’s a nine-year-old boy who is interested in skateboarding or a 50-year-old woman who is interested in hats and sustainability, both points are valid and should be treated equally. “We tend not to look at the critical articles, and we tend not to look at the profession as a whole for inspiration, because it’s only one viewpoint,” he says. This intelligent, considered approach could be the result of previously working professionally for two large-scale architecture practices – Woods Bagot and Cox Architecture. Working on large-scale commercial and institutional projects, Russell learnt early how to skilfully manipulate space, light and material surfaces to create dynamic and interesting architecture. George has a completely different experience of architecture – he confesses shyly that he knew at the age of six he wanted to be an architect. At university, he worked part-time in hospitality under influential figures such as chefs Andrew McConnell and Jeremy Strode. He was even approached to be a chef himself. “I’m an “The hospitality side has been very architect; important in my development and far more I specialise beneficial than anything else. I think you in space.” need to work in the industry to understand how a kitchen works and how to arrange the floor plan with tables and chairs.” After finishing his degree, George worked for a series of boutique agencies, before setting up his own firm, which won Best Emerging Practice award in 2009. The two architects were direct competitors and it was a frosty relationship. “When I first approached Ryan at a bar, I said, ‘That store, Left, you did was really beautiful’, thinking I was giving him the biggest compliment ever because I am whale house \ yarraville an incredibly harsh critic of architecture … And he sort of brushed me off, and that was it,” says George. “But it was arrogance for shyness, and you realise these things when you get to know somebody,” Since merging their practices, Russell & George have gone from strength to strength. What started with just the two of them has now expanded into a company of seven employees. They have already been commended for their work on Review in Melbourne Central and the Crumpler shops. The two have also started on a new trajectory of residential design with 10 houses in progress, including a Clifton Hill townhouse development and a new building project in North Fitzroy, as well as several houses in rural Victoria. Each residence rejects the pervasive Melbourne minimalist style, instead, offering thoughtful reflection on materiality and site. Monopoly House in Fitzroy is a careful geometric sculpture with two internal courtyards providing light and landscaped form. Set in a street with classical Victorian residences, the house has a roof pitch challenging the idea of heritage but also ensuring a sharpness and modernity. Similarly with Whale House, the architects designed a residence that completely breaks down the traditional idea of a house with four walls. Set in a street in Yarraville, it is shaped literally like a whale, with the front protruding upwards providing a rooftop balcony with views of the city. “The clients were this unassuming young couple and the only briefing information was she didn’t want a white plaster house, so I gave her a completely black house,” says Ryan. With a dark, industrial aesthetic, the house, like all their other work, is gutsy and ambitious. And in an industry that is often based on mimicry, it provides a fresh break from the norm. \

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3006 Triptych Address \ 8-10 Kavanagh Street, Southbank Developer \ Triptych Living Building design \ Nettleton Tribe in collaboration with artist Robert Owen Interior design \ Carr Design Public spaces \ Geyer Landscaping \ Jamie Durie and the Patio team Sales \ Beatrice Imbert, 1300 785 665 Display suite \ 18 Kavanagh Street, Southbank Open \ By appointment

» www.triptychliving.com Pricing Guide One bedroom plus study Two bedrooms plus study

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‘X’ factor equals wow Carr Design was appointed to design WHEN the interiors of Triptych in Southbank, it wanted to push the boundaries and create interiors that

were innovative, elegant and flexible. Carr Design came on board in 2006 when the luxury apartment building was still at the planning stage. Today, Carr Design directors Sue Carr and Daniel Stellini and their team can look back with satisfaction at the results. They took an architectural approach rather than a “decorating” approach, says Stellini.

The multidisciplinary agency was consistent about ceiling heights – a minimum of 2.9 metres, maintaining large internal doors, flexibility of spaces, and Poliform joinery throughout. Also important were the view and the sense of arrival when you opened the front door. “We were attracted to the project because we wanted to design ‘house-like spaces in the sky’,” says Stellini. “People still want a house-like amenity; they don’t want to live in a shoebox.”


The Penthouse Collection features seven lavish, four-bedroom penthouses in two distinct styles. The “X” series offers a choice of three 306-square metre floor plans and, depending on purchasers’ individual needs, the apartments come with either a large outdoor space or spacious rooms. None share walls with adjoining dwellings – a feature rarely seen in Melbourne’s apartment market today. The “G” series integrates three separate living zones into each apartment, including formal, informal and a multipurpose space – perfect for a games room, library, office or fifth bedroom. The “G”-type apartments have breathtaking views over the Royal Botanic Gardens and the “People Arts Centre spire. The “X” series feature large still want terraces with million-dollar views over the a house-like city skyline. amenity.” Poliform joinery extends throughout The 330-square metre Garden Penthouse, the kitchen and butler’s pantry, which has one of the “G” series, showcases the Carr floor-to-ceiling storage; laundries; and wardrobes Design group’s philosophy. where – showing the Italian commitment to elegance “With a penthouse, obviously the emphasis was on – drawers have leather handles. luxury living,” says Stellini. Interiors in natural tones feature bamboo flooring “Essentially because we had no specific buyer in with the warmer tones of China white on walls. mind, we wanted a flexible layout. “The idea was not to embellish the interiors with the “We wanted to ensure we could accommodate four designers’ style but to create something that the owners bedrooms but had enough room to be changed around could embellish,” says Stellini. if needed.” “Lighting is based around the perimeter of the rooms, The results are fabulous light-filled interiors where with globes angled towards the walls. rooms can be reconfigured merely by closing bi-fold “This was so that anyone with any collection, from timber doors. From day one, Carr Design worked very modern art to antiques, would be able to display that closely with Italian joinery company Poliform to create collection in its best light.” very simple bespoke interiors upon which the owners Like most suburban houses, the penthouses have their could put their own stamp. own “back door”, which opens into the laundry. The close collaboration included three Poliform “A lot of this market have children who are staying at directors coming from the company’s Milan home longer, so this gives the older adult children their headquarters to talk to Carr Design about their needs. own entrance into the apartment without disturbing the It also responded to a clear consumer need for parents,” says Stellini. \ increased storage. Apartments have six to 20 lineal editorial@theweeklyreview.com.au metres of full-height storage.

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timeless classic This well-presented Balwyn house has all the family bases covered, writes MARIA HARRIS, and is close to most amenities.

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t is a grand house with an elegant street presence. But showy? No way. This is a very discreet house with elements of French provincial style in one of Balwyn’s finest streets. Lined with multimillion-dollar homes, Yarrbat Avenue is top-tier Balwyn real estate. But merely glancing at the exterior of this house – attractive as it is – does not do it justice. It is only when you step inside the foyer that you discover a property that goes on and on – and on. At about 50 squares, including the large basement garage, there is plenty of room to accommodate a family, large or small, or even members of the extended family. The house is well sited on its block, with an attractive, but compact formal garden at the front. At the rear, a good-sized back garden includes zones for outdoor entertainment and relaxation and areas for the children’s play, including a trampoline. Multiple living zones ensure the children and adults have their own areas, but when it’s time for everyone to get together, communal living is very well catered for. Three years old, this house was built for the way we live today. It includes the highly sought-after covered, outdoor entertainment area off the informal living zone, which ensures indoor/outdoor living and entertaining is easy. Generous accommodation includes four bedrooms, three bathrooms (two are en suites), powder room, basement home theatre, formal living room, kitchen, informal dining, family room and children’s retreat. Interiors are mainly white with polished floorboards. Bathrooms all have mocha-toned tiles with white emporite cabinets. Internal doors are also white emporite. There is a lovely openness about this house. The owner says he “fell in love with the staircase” the first time he set foot inside the place. The timber staircase is definitely a feature, as is the very wide entry foyer with its parquetry floor. Beyond the entry foyer, five steps lead you to the carpeted formal living room, where a gas open fireplace is framed by a white timber mantel. Large windows on either side of the fireplace let in plenty of light. Continuing past the powder room, it’s on to the informal zone. On one wall, the kitchen has wide expanses of CaesarStone, including an island bench; white emporite cupboards above and below the benches provide plentiful storage and the Smeg appliances include a 900mm-wide stove and extra-large cooktop. At one end of the kitchen the large walk-in pantry has shelving on three walls. On the other side of the island bench the dining area extends to the family room, where a wall of bi-fold doors open to an outdoor deck. In the summer, this is where the family eats, lives and plays, says the father of the house. And the back garden is also visible from the deck, which is perfect for families who want to supervise their young children.

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noel Jones, 9830 1644 10 yarrbat avenue, Balwyn price: $2 million – $2.2 million auction: October 8 at 1pm Fast facts: Three-year-old house, home theatre, two lavish en suites, powder room, teenager’s retreat/ rumpus, polished floorboards, including parquetry, walk-in wardrobe, CaesarStone and Smeg-equipped kitchen, bi-fold doors opening to covered outdoor entertainment deck, landscaped gardens, zoned heating/air-conditioning, security, automatic front gates, top Balwyn address, close to shops, transport and schools.

BalWyn \ 11 kms from the cBd how this suburb has moved: down by 12.7 per cent in the quarter to June. * reiV stats

All bedrooms are upstairs. The main bedroom, in its own separate zone at the front of the house and with views over the street, is a stunner. Cream silk curtains add to the luxurious style. A sliding door from the walk-in wardrobe opens to a lavish en suite with floor-to-ceiling tiled walls, tiled floors and freestanding bath. Toilet and shower are discreetly out of sight. The retreat or rumpus area is a flexible space that has served as a playroom for the three children in this family. Teenagers might prefer their own plasma screen and bean bags or couch set up or even turn this space into a billiards room. There are no end of options. Three bedrooms are arranged off the hall, which extends from the retreat. All are large. The two children’s rooms each have a designer edge that sets them apart. In the first room, a wallpaper frieze of brightly coloured lanterns is an attractive touch; in the next room a feature wall has wallpaper depicting drawings of delicate shoes. Both bedrooms have metres of imported fabric curtains and sheer drapes. Curtains can be one of the most expensive items in furnishing a house. The purchasers of this property can rest assured that big money has already been spent on high-quality curtains. In the fourth/guest bedroom, lavish curtains add the final touch of class to a room that also has a walk-in wardrobe and en suite. \

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PleaSant SurPriSe Those who inspected this Balwyn house for the first time were wowed by spacious interiors and quality fittings and finishings, said agent Brett Philipp. It may appeal to those looking to scale down without compromising on an open-plan interior, especially those with teenagers who want space without maintenance. The French provincial-style house impressed all who saw it.

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Malvern Just a few doors in from vibrant High Street is a unique Merchant Builders house that features exposed brickwork and timber on the exterior and exposed timber ceilings inside. Built in 1983, its light-filled open spaces are still impressive nearly 30 years later. Fruiting cumquats and a deep wraparound pergola, typical of Merchant Builders’ homes from that period, frame the house. The pergolas, which were popularly grown with leafy grapevines or wisteria, provided shade in summer and allowed light through in winter. Inside, exposed beams feature above the vast open-plan living and dining areas, while floor-to-ceiling windows and skylights throughout draw in the light. To the right of entry is the living room with an open fireplace and, across here, the dining area has a built-in sideboard and glass cupboards. The nearby family room has built-in cabinetry and hard-wearing cork floors that lead around to the original aqua-coloured kitchen. A sliding door opens to the lush back garden where a brick dining area overlooks tropical plants, a shed and a gate that accesses the right-of-way. At the front of the house is the main bedroom, where a sliding door opens to a secure brick courtyard awash with colourful flowers. Also here is a walk-through wardrobe to a pink-tiled en suite and a bath overlooking the courtyard. Two more bedrooms, one with a mirrored wardrobe, share another pink-tiled bathroom. \ MICHELLE OSTROW ZUKERMAN

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JELLIS CRAIG, 9810 5000 10 Elm Street Price: $1.15 million + Auction: October 8 at 1pm

A white cast-iron-and-bluestone fence contrasts with a green English-style garden, manicured hedges and central silver birch. The verandah adds symmetry and leads to the entry of this Victorian residence, c1890. Baltic pine floors and white walls are the theme, while the traditional floor plan has rooms off a high, arched hallway. First is a bedroom or sitting room with built-in cabinetry and an open fireplace. The main bedroom has a wall of built-in wardrobes and in-roof storage. There’s another good-sized bedroom. A traditional bathroom has cream and deep-red tiles, claw-foot bath, basin and tessellatedtiled flooring. Down a step is the family room, which has a cast-iron fireplace. Adjacent is the meals area. Nearby, the kitchen has black granite benchtops and white appliances. Doors open off the meals area to a pergola-covered deck with paved dining. Behind here is a carport with a shed and a car space. \ MICHELLE OSTROW ZUKERMAN

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HOCKING STUART, 9509 0411 16 Closeburn Avenue Price: $1.8 million – $1.9 million Auction: October 22 at 11.30am

The front garden here is dotted with lavender, gardenias, jasmine and trees that line the red-brick driveway. Completed c1914, this Edwardian residence has remnants of the Queen Anne period such as a return verandah and a slate roof with terracotta embellishments plus leadlight and coloured-glass windows and doors. Stately rooms with high ceilings have an airy feel, while a renovation in the early 1980s extended the back of the house. Off the entry is a sitting room with a cast-iron-and-tiled fireplace and porthole windows. The main bedroom has a box bay window and modern en suite. Two more bedrooms share a large bathroom. The formal dining room has a coloured-glass door leading onto the verandah and another door leads to the kitchen. Magenta splashbacks and an olive CaesarStone breakfast bar lend an upbeat feel, while the meals area looks over the family room. \ MICHELLE OSTROW ZUKERMAN

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A secluded and landscaped front garden offers plenty of privacy from the street as you enter this stylish property. Moments from St Kilda foreshore and a short walk to Fitzroy Street, where some of Melbourne’s finest restaurants and bars await, this modernised doublestorey house is nicely complemented by its attractive surroundings. An enormous open-plan living and dining area at the front of the house is lit by tall, double-hung windows and high ceilings, and accompanied by stylish marble fireplaces. The pine floors lead around the hallway to a spacious bedroom, which has dark-chocolate carpet. Opposite the hall is a study or second bedroom. Further

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MARSHALL WHITE, 9822 9999 128 Park Street Price: $2.5 million + Auction: October 8 at 1pm

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Fletchers Balwyn North 9859 9561 4

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still is a third carpeted bedroom with builtin wardrobes. Across the hall is the modern bathroom with stunning slate tiles and double shower. The separate laundry has access to the side laneway. The rear of the house, made up of another living area and the kitchen, offers a chic indoor/outdoor appeal with bi-fold doors that create a flowing area from the meals area through to the outdoor deck, which leads to a studio or granny flat, and the rear carport. Upstairs is the main bedroom with stunning views of the city. It also has walk-in wardrobes, an en suite with a bath tub, and a private balcony. \ jAYNE DUFF

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Marshall White 9822 9999 3

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Noel Jones Camberwell 9809 2000 4

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41/261 Domain Road, South Yarra ................................................................. Price: $1 million - $1.1 million ................................................................. Auction Saturday October 15 at 11.30am .................................................................

5 Landen Avenue, Balwyn North ................................................................. Price: $1.7 million - $1.8 million ................................................................. Private sale .................................................................

60 Hambledon Street, Middle Park ................................................................. Price: $1 million + ................................................................. Auction Sunday October 23 at 1.30pm .................................................................

46 Hillside Parade, Glen Iris ................................................................. Price: $1.375 million ................................................................. Private sale .................................................................

A seriously stylish contemporary renovation reveals a beautifully bright living and dining domain, Carrara marble kitchen, study and inviting bedrooms, the main with en suite/dressing room.

This superb four-bedroom house in landscaped gardens enjoys northerly views to the hills from the big bright family room with a fireplace, dining area and splendid kitchen, overlooking the terraced pool and spa. Let's eat lunch @ The Village Cafe, 2/74 Doncaster Road Let's eat dinner @ Red Lantern, 327 Doncaster Road Let's drink coffee @ Caffe Romeo, 319 Doncaster Road

Contemporary spaces of significant style define this alluring three-bedroom, twobathroom Victorian in an address of undeniable lifestyle appeal close to Middle Park Primary School, Mills Street trams, Armstrong Street cafes and the beach. Let's eat lunch @ Middle Park Hotel, 102 Canterbury Rd Let's eat dinner @ Nacional, cnr Herbert & Mills Streets Let's drink coffee @ Mart 130, 107a Canterbury Road

Built by Merchant Builders, this fourbedroom house includes large formal living and dining areas, light-filled family living/meals, open-plan kitchen and terrace with northerly aspects. Close to schools, trams and Gardiners Creek. Let's eat lunch @ Bella Sistas Espresso, Toorak Road Let's eat dinner @ Wishing Well of India, Toorak Road Let's drink coffee @ Glen Iris Milk Bar, Glen Iris Road

Let's eat lunch @ Cafe Gaia, 4 Avoca Street Let's eat dinner @ France Soir, 11 Toorak Road Let's drink coffee @ The Bakery, 171 Domain Road 52 The weekly review \ october 5, 2011


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254 Riversdale Road, Hawthorn East ................................................................. Price: $2.2 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday October 22 at 2pm .................................................................

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Burwood This distinguished residence has been thoroughly renovated and extended to provide an exceptional family environment. Beautiful formal sitting, formal dining, home office/fifth bedroom, informal living, open-plan meals and marble kitchen. Let's eat lunch @ Porgie & Mrs Jones, 291 Auburn Road Let's eat dinner @ Thai Saffron, 223 Riversdale Road Let's drink coffee @ Oliv, 328 Auburn Road

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Hocking Stuart Hawthorn 9944 3888 3

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FLETCHERS, 9836 2222 27 Parer Street Price: $720,000 – $790,000 Auction: October 8 at 2pm

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This property has a lovely 1930s style. The bright, open entrance features stained-glass windows and polished timber floors that extend throughout the house. Two good-sized front bedrooms, one with a builtin wardrobe, look over the pretty garden through corner windows. A third bedroom with built-in wardrobe and a neat study with skylight share, with the other bedrooms, a spacious common bathroom. Combined living and formal dining areas, with double doors and overlooking extensive outdoor areas, are serviced by a newly renovated separate kitchen with ample storage and bench space. The backyard features a paved barbecue area, gardens surrounding an entertainment area and a brick-and-bluestone teenager’s retreat with kitchenette and separate toilet. The property includes a lock-up garage, workshop, alarm, solar power and heating/cooling. Schools, Deakin University, parklands, public transport and shopping precincts are all minutes away. \ CHAUNTELLE ROELANDTS

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RT Edgar Toorak 9826 1000 4

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46 Melville Street, Hawthorn ................................................................. Price: $900,000 - $990,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday October 22 at 11.30am .................................................................

176 Cecil Street, South Melbourne ................................................................. Price: $1.9 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday October 15 at 12.30pm .................................................................

11 Scotsburn Grove, Toorak ................................................................. Price: $5 million - $5.5 million ................................................................. Auction Saturday October 22 at 11am .................................................................

19 Glassford Street, Armadale ................................................................. Price: $1.3 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday October 15 at 10.30am .................................................................

Classic Victorian in prized location with views of and direct access to Smart Street Reserve. Lovely period features complemented by modern light-filled living, two bedrooms with floor-to-ceiling wardrobes and study/third bedroom. Let's eat lunch @ Barkers Bar & Bistro, 84 Barkers Road Let's eat dinner @ Ocha Japanese, 3 Church Street Let's drink coffee @ Coffee Hit, 81 Church Street

Clearly in a class of its own, the biggest and brightest of its kind, this exceptional townhouse offers spectacular spaces and stunning city views from a privileged position on the corner of Dorcas Street. Let's eat lunch @ Red Star Cafe, 315 Coventry Street Let's eat dinner @ Centro Ristorante, Corner York & Cecil Streets Let's drink coffee @ Dead Man Espresso, 35 Market Street

This elegant period family residence with north/south floodlit tennis court and mature garden surrounds on a large allotment of 1350sqm (approx) is perfectly positioned in this private cul-de-sac.

The irresistible appeal of this delightful c1910s solid-brick Edwardian residence combining period allure and stylish contemporary comfort is further enhanced by its highly coveted location in the Munroe Estate. Let's eat lunch @ Spoonful, 543 High Street Let's eat dinner @ The Orchard, 24 Beatty Avenue Let's drink coffee @ Sardine, 15 Morey Street

Let's eat lunch @ Romeo's Bistro, 540 Toorak Road Let's eat dinner @ Marquee Restaurant, 445 Toorak Road Let's drink coffee @ Fiorini's, 470 Toorak Road

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Just minutes from the city and the vibrant Brunswick Street scene, this grand house could be straight from a period drama. The decorative boom style is accentuated with high, ornate ceilings, chandeliers and natural light throughout. Two combined regal lounge rooms with twin fireplaces overlook the wide cast-iron trimmed verandah through double doors. An elegant formal dining area extends to a bar/reading room and is serviced by a large kitchen with ample storage and bench space. A long, paved courtyard, with Japanese garden and water feature, includes a secure car space with rear-lane access. The upstairs west wing features a home office, parlour with marble mantel and fireplace, a bedroom and en suite. The east wing has a generous bedroom and huge drawing room with balcony, originally a bedroom. The main bedroom sits at the top of the property and is serviced by a walk-in wardrobe and en suite. Other features include doubleglazed windows and gas heating. \ CHAUNTELLE ROELANDTS

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Marshall White 9822 9999 4

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1/45a St Georges Road, Toorak ................................................................. Price: $2.5 million - $2.75 million ................................................................. Auction Saturday October 15 at 11am .................................................................

1 Scott Street, Canterbury ................................................................. Price: $1.5 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday October 15 at 1.30pm .................................................................

Ground-floor grandeur. Featuring three bedrooms three-and-a-half bathrooms, courtyard, lounge/dining room, living/study and marble kitchen. Includes American oak parquetry, heating/cooling, security and triple auto basement garage. Let's eat lunch @ Tango, 475c Toorak Road Let's eat dinner @ Topo Gigio, 432 Toorak Road Let's drink coffee @ Sezana's, 428 Toorak Road

An impressive combination of period charm and contemporary style together with a most desirable address moments to Maling Road, Canterbury station and excellent schools underlines the instant appeal of this charming timber Edwardian. Let's eat lunch @ Cafe Eden, 78 Maling Road Let's eat dinner @ Wildflower, 1 Theatre Place Let's drink coffee @ The Maling Room, 206 Canterbury Road

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NELSON ALExANDER, 9417 1956 39 Brunswick Street Price: $2 million Auction: October 8 at noon

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Jellis Craig 9810 5000 4

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9 Second Avenue, Kew ................................................................. Price: $1.25 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday October 22 at 3.30pm .................................................................

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2/42 Box Hill Crescent, Mont Albert North ................................................................. Price: $825,000 + ................................................................. Auction Saturday October 15 at 1pm .................................................................

toorak This character-filled house has impressive proportions and exciting potential to add a rear extension (STCA). Inviting interiors include expansive formal dining, open fireplace, sitting room/study, living, kitchen, casual dining and sunroom. Let's eat lunch @ Centonove, 109 Cotham Road Let's eat dinner @ San Choi on Kew, 300 High Street Let's drink coffee @ Ora Cafe, 156 Pakington Street

This immaculate townhouse is geared for entertaining. The casual living areas access an outdoor deck and private landscaped gardens. The gloss kitchen features granite benches and stainless steel appliances. Let's eat lunch @ Mecca Latte, 5/346 Belmore Road Let's eat dinner @ One Thai, 6/346 Belmore Road Let's drink coffee @ Degani's, 385 Belmore Road

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With retro apartments all the rage, this two-bedroom example in a 1960s brick apartment block in one of Toorak’s finest streets is worth a serious look. Being at the rear of the block means it is peaceful and private. A generous entry hall leads to a bedroom and opens through Japanese-style sliding doors to the living room, where a wall of windows looks out to the sizeable north-facing courtyard. Another sliding door from the living room opens to the large kitchen with wraparound timber cabinets. An original Metters wall oven evokes the days when appliances were made in Australia. Unlike kitchens in some modern apartments, this one is big enough for a table. The spacious, original-tiled bathroom is in excellent condition. It has a bath, separate shower, space for the washing machine – and room to spare. A separate toilet is next to the bathroom and the main bedroom. Attractive gardens link the different sections of the building, providing lovely open spaces and greenery. \ MARIA HARRIS

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BENNISON MACKINNON, 9864 5000 23/14 Lansell Road Price: $580,000 – $650,000 Auction: October 15 at 11.30am

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PORT MELBOURNE Position and style go hand in hand at this handsome beach-side apartment. First, position. The apartment’s corner position guarantees it can never be built out. The views – well, they look great in the photos – but best to see them yourself. Straight ahead is the vast expanse of Port Phillip Bay and the Spirt of Tasmania at anchor in what is effectively your “front yard”. Looking south you can see past St Kilda to Brighton and the bayside suburbs. In the other direction, the view includes Beacon Cove and the Westgate Bridge. Being on the sixth floor allows residents to feel connected with what’s happening on the ground. If that weren’t enough, from the sheltered side balcony, if you look back you see the changing Port Melbourne skyline and the city. The owners have lived here for nine years and are moving only becuse their children have flown the coop. “We’ll miss the light, the views, the spaces, being able to see what’s happening with the weather, the boats. We’ll miss everything,” they say. Simple décor and polished floorboards create a sense of style. Nothing should – or does – detract from the views. The entry hall leads to a full-width living /dining zone where wide, sliding glass doors open to wraparound balconies. Even the granite kitchen has stunning bay views, as do the three bedrooms. The main bedroom includes a large walk-in wardrobe and tiled en suite. A second bathroom and powder room, plus full-sized laundry, provide plenty of amenities. \ MARIA HARRIS

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MARSHALL WHITE, 9822 9999 606/55 Beach Street Price: $1.7 million + Auction: October 23 at 11.30am

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9 Loch Street, Camberwell ................................................................. Price: $2.5 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday October 22 at noon .................................................................

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Superbly catering to modern family requirements, this renovated house offers magnificent interiors beneath soaring ceilings. Formal lounge and dining rooms, open fireplaces, Miele kitchen, sundrenched living and wraparound terrace. Let's eat lunch @ La Q, 223 High Street Let's eat dinner @ Estivo Restaurant, 330 High Street Let's drink coffee @ Studio Movida, 138 Cotham Road 56 The weekly review \ october 5, 2011

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KAY & BURTON, 8862 8000 14 Benbrook Avenue Price: $1 million + Auction: October 15 at 2pm

This splendidly renovated four-bedroom, three-bathroom family home – minutes from local parklands and schools – has a welcoming, lush green front garden. The stunning polished floorboards throughout the ground floor lead to the heart of the house – the kitchen with its honed-marble benches. The huge open-plan space, with a Blanco six-burner stove and a dishwasher, has three huge, round light fixtures that are focal points in this highly practical kitchen. There is also a cellar and a living/dining area that overlooks the large deck and grassed space, which is perfect for entertaining and for the kids to play. Upstairs is the children’s wing, with a generous bathroom and two more bedrooms with built-in wardrobes off a shared television-viewing area. The beautifully lit main bedroom is at the front and has walk-in wardrobes and an en suite – with natural light streaming through the large windows. Across the entry is another light-filled bedroom. \ JESSICA CARTER

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Ashburton 114 Ashburn Grove “A LIFESTYLE OPPORTUNITY!!” A lifestyle property for the whole family complete with full sized en-tous-cas tennis court, solar heated salt water swimming pool, gas heated spa, sauna, ducted heating and evaporative cooling. This sparkling home contains 5 bedrooms (BIRs – master en-suite), central kitchen with heaps of cupboards overlooking dining and large open plan living area opening to huge under cover deck with views over pool and tennis court. Huge separate entertainment room at the rear set up as living room and gymnasium with external deck (could be granny flat or teen-age pad), store room and sauna attached, plus large double carport completes this amazing home.

1531 (approx) > VIEW Thurs 12.00 - 12.30pm, 6.00 - 6.30pm & Sat 2.00 - 2.30pm > PRIVATE SALE > MEL REF 60 / D12 > OFFICE Glen Iris 58 High Street 3146 > TEL 9885 9811 > CONTACT Bill Michael 0418 179 219

Ross English 0419 444 040

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Kew East 161 Belford Road A stand out success in grand-scale entertaining! Absolute grace and grandeur in a prized cul-de-sac overlooking Kew Golf Course, this substantial home offers growing families an exceptional living/entertaining lifestyle on huge land amidst picturesque pool and garden millieu. Sliding teak screens, the magnificent artisanship of designer Schulim Krimper, feature in this home’s grandscale entertaining areas (BI bar) whilst 6 bedrooms, formal sittingroom, study and 3 bathrooms (1/poolside) are accompanied by quality kitchen/meals and elegant living and dining rooms. Terrazzo terraces or treetop balconies are a feature throughout. With heating/cooling, comprehensive security, water tanks and triple auto garages. 76 The weekly review \ october 5, 2011

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Wed 11.00 - 11.45am & Sat 1.00 - 1.45pm Sat 22nd October - 11.00am 45 / G1 Price on application Hawthorn/Camberwell 1153-1157 Burke Rd, Kew 3101 > TEL 9944 3888 > CONTACT Laurence Murphy 0421 829 028 Maurice Di Marzio 0419 182 276 > VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF > EPR > OFFICE

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Malvern East 38 Kerferd Street GASCOIGNE ESTATE – YESTERDAY AND TODAY 1915 Edwardian home with light airy rooms of magnificent proportions cleverly couples vast modern living spaces with a fabulous family lifestyle on 1000 sqm property. Huge formal living/dining room adjoins a separate library/ study. Large main bedroom with walk through changing room, ensuite and sauna. Modern granite kitchen and enormous family room with a wall of glass opens onto deck and private, secure garden with lap pool. Indoors and out are beautifully appointed and flow to provide an amazing lifestyle with exceptional sun filled entertaining areas. Located close to Central Park, Private and Public schools, cafes, public transport and the Monash Freeway.

1000 (approx) > VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF > EPR > OFFICE > TEL > CONTACT

Thurs 2.00 - 2.30pm, 6.00 - 6.30pm & Sat 1.00 - 1.30pm Sat 22nd October - 1.30pm 59 / F11 $2,500,000 - $2,750,000 Glen Iris 58 High Street 3146 9885 9811 Anne Mackie 0417 034 212 Glen Coutinho 0409 779 399 Ross English 0419 444 040

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Balwyn North 1/58 Sweyn Street Contemporary quality and designer flair. The ultimate in lifestyle and convenience, this sensational brand new townhouse is in an exclusive group of only 3. Bathed in natural light, the superb open plan offers a formal lounge, study, captivating living/dining opening to a sunny courtyard and a state-of-the-art Miele and Caesarstone kitchen. The 3 double bedrooms include large built-in robes (master with walk-in robe and ensuite) and the bathroom and powder boast stone and designer fittings. Featuring polished timber floors, reverse cycle heating/cooling, ample storage, ducted vacuum, double garage and security, this home is complemented by a familyoriented location near Westfield shopping, popular cafes, Elgar Park and the Eastern Freeway. 3

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Maurice Di Marzio 0419 182 276

Balwyn North 4a Yeneda Street Beautiful home in prime position, close to everything. Designed to impress, this superb home will appeal to many, primely positioned, with only a stroll to premium schools, shopping and transport. Quality modern finishes, blend with contemporary style and a masterful floorplan. Boasting a grand entrance, formal lounge and dining, master bedroom with walk-in robe and ensuite, stunning kitchen with stone benchtops and Smeg appliances opening out to courtyard and garden. Upstairs 2 large bedrooms with breathtaking views, retreat and luxurious bathroom. Downstairs leads to a large cinema/ entertainment room and the double garage. With security, ducted heating, air conditioning and landscaped gardens this is an opportunity not to be missed. 3

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Thurs 12.00 - 12.30pm & Sat 1.00 - 1.30pm Sat 22nd October - 1.00pm 46 / H4 > EPR POA > OFFICE Balwyn 544 Whitehorse Road 3103 > TEL 9830 7000 > CONTACT Maurice Di Marzio 0419 182 276 Helen Yan 0404 078 588 > VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF

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Carlton 89 Rathdowne Street Sublime contemporary living on the city’s edge. This brand new contemporary terrace, part of The Garden House is a must see to truly appreciate. The home offers 2 dble beds, master with ensuite, 2nd bath plus a 3rd bed/home-office/studio, 3rd bathroom. The open plan living is spilt by a stunning kitchen of Gaggenau appliances, limestone & high quality joinery. A roof terrace is the ideal place to escape with friends & enjoys spectacular views to the Royal Exhibition Building & city. Fully ducted AC, intercom access & 2 secure car spaces complete the picture.

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2 Thurs 6.00 - 6.30pm Sat 22nd October - 12.00 Noon 43 / G5 $1,575,000 - $1,650,000 Carlton 158 Rathdowne Street 3053 9340 1900 Ben Harrison 0430 457 234 Scott Mc Elroy 0411 889 972

Hawthorn East 51 Victoria Road Warehouse chic in an unbeatable location! Defined by space and distinguished by style, this unique dual level warehouse-conversion offers easy-care living in a dynamic lifestyle location between Auburn Village and Camberwell Junction shopping. A flexible, free-flowing open plan design gourmet Smeg kitchen, flaunts soaring ceilings and plentiful sunlight and space ideal for stylish relaxing & entertaining & opening to sun-trapped terrace amidst lush court-gardens. An exciting home featuring three over-sized bedrooms (WIRs, main/ ensuite) all with balconies & cityscape views, spabathroom, guest’s powder room, gas log fire, video intercom, water tank and remote garage.

Thurs 1.00 - 1.30pm & Sat 12.00 - 12.30pm Sat 15th October - 2.30pm 45 / H10 $880,000 - $950,000 Hawthorn/Camberwell 1153-1157 Burke Road, Kew 3101 > TEL 9944 3888 > CONTACT Reilly Waterfield 0422 291 773 Nick Walker 0417 330 650 Dale Edgcumbe 0412 362 475 > VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF > EPR > OFFICE

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Hawthorn East 43a Pleasant Road Designer Home, stylish living and amazing lifestyle! The stunning architectural style and contemporary design of this amazing home, has created a marvellous inner city sanctuary with a fabulous lifestyle. Stylish multi level living zones, create seamless harmony with gorgeous outdoor spaces. Tranquil Japanese gardens surround the downstairs private courtyard, spa, main bedroom (WIR & ensuite), kitchen and dining. Chef’s outdoor kitchen and undercover entertaining are mid level with lounge, office and powder room. Upstairs, breathtaking city views are taken advantage of with huge balcony, living, 2 bedrooms and bathroom with spa.

Thurs 5.30 - 6.15pm & Sat from 1.00pm Sat 8th October - 1.30pm 59 / H2 $1,300,000 - $1,380,000 Hawthorn/Camberwell 1153-1157 Burke Road, Kew 3101 > TEL 9944 3888 > CONTACT Shamit Verma 0401 137 597 Glen Coutinho 0409 779 399 Reilly Waterfield 0422 291 773 > VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF > EPR > OFFICE

Kew 26 Miller Grove Heartwarming family character in prime pocket! Taking pride of place in a trio of historically significant residences, this lovely home (c1917) provides a wonderful family lifestyle in a highlyregarded pocket with grand rooms full of character, casual zone stretching north to peaceful lush garden setting and upper storey soaking up cityscape views. With timber panelled foyer, regally proportioned formal rooms adorned with intricate plasterwork, bay leadlight windows & OFPs, country-style kitchen/meals area, 4 bedrooms plus study (main/WIRs/dual access ensuite), upper study area, bathroom, powder room and hydronic heating. Inspection a must. 790 (approx) Thurs 1.00 - 1.30pm, 6.00 - 6.30pm & Sat 1.00 - 1.30pm > AUCTION Sat 22nd October - 11.30am > MEL REF 45 / A7 > EPR $1,650,000 - $1,800,000 > OFFICE Hawthorn/Camberwell 1153-1157 Burke Road, Kew 3101 > TEL 9944 3888 > CONTACT Simon Derham 0411 479 994 Glen Coutinho 0409 779 399 > VIEW

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Prahran East 16 Closeburn Avenue ‘CHARLTON’ Exceptional Edwardian Family Residence. With timeless appeal, this warm and inviting family home offers a wide frontage, classic period detail and tranquil garden setting. Generous spaces include formal lounge with bay window and OFP, formal dining, OFP, expansive informal living and dining spaces and a contemporary kitchen. Three light filled bedrooms, BIRs, include a beautiful main with ensuite. This special home also offers a modern family bathroom, heating/cooling, security and excellent OSP. A large leafy rear garden with paved entertaining areas adds further appeal to this superbly positioned character rich home. Land 624sqm approx (17.07m x 36.58m). 3

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Wed 6.00 - 6.30pm, Thurs 1.30 - 2.00pm & Sat as advertised > AUCTION Sat 22nd October - 11.30am > MEL REF 58 / G8 > EPR $1,800,000-$1,900,000 > OFFICE Armadale 835 High Street 3143 > TEL 9509 0411 > CONTACT Lauchlan Waterfield 0422 290 489 Andrew Summons 0418 321 604 Anna Perry 0434 212 271 > VIEW

Prahran East 3 Grandview Grove Style & Sophistication in a premier position. Exclusively located in one of Melbourne’s most prestigious residential precincts, this brand new luxury town residence flawlessly combines stunning architecture & state-of-theart interiors. This residence offers light-filled living spaces, sophisticated entertaining zones & luxuriously appointed surrounds. Comprising: formal sitting room opening through bi fold doors to landscaped courtyard, stunning gourmet kitchen adjoining a vast open plan casual living & dining area opening to a sundrenched terrace. Upstairs; 3 substantial bedrooms, master suite with WIR & ensuite, fully fitted study alcove, main bathroom & laundry. Additional highlights include: Oak panelled feature wall, heating & cooling, alarm, video security, basement storage & secure remote garaging for 2 cars. 3

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Thurs 12.00 - 12.30pm, Thurs 6.00 - 6.30pm & Sat as advertised > AUCTION Sat 22nd October - 11.00am > MEL REF 58 / H7 > EPR POA > OFFICE Armadale 835 High Street 3143 > TEL 9509 0411 > CONTACT Jason Nevins 0400 429 444 Paul Cunnington 0457 047 962 Andrew James 0411 420 788 > VIEW

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Balwyn 11a Grey Street This immaculately presented unit is suited to downsizer’s or first home buyers. With large bathroom, separate toilet and laundry and generous kitchen with open plan meals and spacious living. Heating/cooling. Walk to transport, shops and cafes.

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Thurs 12.00 - 12.30pm & Sat 11.00 - 11.30am > AUCTION Sat 5th November - 11.00am > MEL REF 46 / A6 > EPR $550,000 - $600,000 > OFFICE Balwyn 544 Whitehorse Road 3103 > TEL 9830 7000 > CONTACT Claire Wenn 0409 857 506 Toby Parker 0413 581 104 > VIEW

Hawthorn 3 Churchill Grove Central to cafes, transport and schools, this single fronted Victorian is perfectly poised for a stylish renovation to showcase its magnificent period features (current plans and permits approved by council). Boasts 2 car off-street parking and north facing garden.

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Thurs 11.00 - 11.30am & Sat 10.00 - 10.30am > AUCTION Sat 22nd October - 12.00pm > MEL REF 45 / D9 > EPR $780,000 - $850,000 > OFFICE Hawthorn/Camberwell 1153-1157 Burke Rd, Kew 3101 > TEL 9944 3888 > CONTACT Maurice Di Marzio 0419 182 276 Robyn Breslin 0405 105 799 > VIEW

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Prahran 20 High Street Dynamic 2 storey, 3-bedroom, 2 bathroom plus study residence on a corner block with classic cottage facade & secure parking. Sleek stone kitchen, open living/ dining, balcony, polished concrete flooring. Decadent top floor master bedroom with ensuite & balcony. 82 The weekly review \ october 5, 2011

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Thurs 1.00 - 1.30pm & Sat as advertised > AUCTION Sat 15th October - 2.30pm > MEL REF 58 / C6 > EPR $950,000 - $1,100,000 > OFFICE Armadale 835 High Street 3143 > TEL 9509 0411 > CONTACT Andrew James 0411 420 788 Anna Perry 0434 212 271 > VIEW

Prahran 62 Pridham Street Stunning 3-bedroom 2-bathroom 2-storey residence in one of Prahran’s best addresses. Open-plan living & dining with glass walls sliding open to a bluestone courtyard, Calcutta marble kitchen, 2 marble bathrooms, study area, built-in robes & a 6 zone speaker system.

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Wed 6.15 - 6.45pm, Thurs 12.15 - 12.45pm & Sat as advertised > AUCTION Sat 22nd October - 1.30pm > MEL REF 58 / G6 > EPR $960,000-$1,050,000 > OFFICE Armadale 835 High Street 3143 > TEL 9509 0411 > CONTACT Andrew James 0411 420 788 Anna Perry 0434 212 271 > VIEW

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9388 5280

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Surrey Hills 2/7 Beatrice Avenue Rarely found, this single level home is the epitome of refined living, near all amenities. Framed by superb gardens, revel in the spacious living/dining with open fire, granite kitchen, heating, cooling, vacuum and double garage.

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Thurs 11.00 - 11.30am & Sat 10.00 - 10.30am > AUCTION Sat 15th October - 11.00am > MEL REF 46 / J11 > EPR $780,000 - $850,000 > OFFICE Hawthorn/Camberwell 1153-1157 Burke Rd, Kew 3101 > TEL 9944 3888 > CONTACT Toby Parker 0413 581 104 Chris Johnson 0433 466 463 > VIEW

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15 Parkmore Road Enjoy style & convenience with this totally renovated 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home, where polished floors enhance the 9´ ceilings. The kitchen boasts s/steel appliances & stone benches, overlooking the vast living area & north facing deck! Further highlights include: ducted heating, reverse cycle split system, 3000lt water tank, video intercom doorbell & secure off-street parking.

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Deadline Auction Private Sale Closing Wednesday 26 October at 5.00 (Unless Sold Prior) Quoting $750K - $825K View Thu 5.30-6.00 & Sat 12.00-12.30 Call Cameron Way 0418 352 380 Gemma Hanley 0430 359 093 Office 10 Main Street Blackburn 9894 1000

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1/52A Lyndhurst Street

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Groovy Warehouse Style Feel + Courtyard Garden Setting. A unique piece of history converted for the modern day lifestyle, yet still incorporating the visual remnants of the past, where raw steel beams blend beautifully into the deep rectangular entertainers space, and ageless timbers complete the perfect picture. Featuring 2 double bedrooms (BIR), separate study nook, central modern bathroom, spacious kitchen with feature light court, relaxed paved courtyard, onsite pool with sundeck and single carport.

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1 Saturday 15 October at 11.00 Thu 12.00-12.30 Robert Clements 0412 547 291

Richmond 9427 8001 Incorporating

CAMBERWELL 9 Carramar Avenue Lush native gardens surround this substantial family home offered on a generous allotment of 900m2(approx) located in a delightful tree lined street. The 5 b/r home provides formal and informal living and dining areas, updated timber kitchen overlooking a huge north facing back yard and alfresco area. Additional features include beautiful lead light windows, art deco featured ceilings and cornices, gas ducted heating, reverse cycle a/c, garden shed and an enormous double carport. Positioned in a magnificent location within walking distance to Middle Camberwell shopping, Riversdale Road tram, Willison Station, Willison Park, Frog Hollow Reserve and a multitude of public and private schools.

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Ivanhoe D Mt Waverley D Oakleigh D Richmond D Toorak

2 Saturday 15 October at 12.00 On Application Thu 12.00-12.30 & Sat 11.00-11.30 Rachel Waters 0413 465 746 Julian Badenach 0414 609 665 10 Main Street Blackburn 9894 1000

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BALWYN NORTH 6 Longview Road With scope for a dramatic city panorama this 1940´s clinker brick 4 bedroom home is in the coveted Balwyn High School zone. Comprising central living and dining flowing out onto elevated sun drenched rear veranda perfect for capturing the reputed ´longview´. Four spacious bedrooms highlighted by built in robes and polished boards, original kitchen and bathroom. Outside a well maintained garden and single lock up garage. Build a beautiful new double storey home and capitalise on the spectacular views to the north and west or refurbish and extend the existing home or simply invest in this blue chip location knowing the potential for capital growth is excellent. Land size 730m2 approx.

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1 Saturday 29 October at 3.00 On Application Sat 11.00-11.30 Julian Badenach 0414 609 665 Rachel Waters 0413 465 746 10 Main Street Blackburn 9894 1000

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TOORAK 1/45A St Georges Road Ground Floor Grandeur. A feast for the eyes, this superbly proportioned whole floor home is one of three only. This three-bedroom 3.5 bathroom residence features a substantial landscaped courtyard, an elegant large lounge/dining room as well as a marble entertainer´s kitchen with meals area. A further casual living/study area with window seating looks onto the manicured garden. Further appointments include spectacular American oak parquetry flooring, heating and cooling, security alarms, triple auto basement garage & storeroom. A select St. Georges Road address neatly positioned between Toorak Village and the Yarra.

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

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Ivanhoe D Mt Waverley D Oakleigh D Richmond D Toorak

3 Saturday 15 October at 11.00 Wed, Thurs & Sun 1.00-1.45 Rodney Morley 0418 321 222 Naomi Dorevitch 0408 326 747 428 Toorak Road Toorak 9826 0000 Incorporating

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BERWICK

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BLACKBURN

BOX HILL

CAMBERWELL

CAULFIELD

GLEN IRIS

GLEN WAVERLEY

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BALWYN

BERWICK

BLACKBURN

BOX HILL

CAMBERWELL

CAULFIELD

GLEN IRIS

GLEN WAVERLEY

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BERWICK

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BLACKBURN

BOX HILL

CAMBERWELL

CAULFIELD

GLEN IRIS

GLEN WAVERLEY

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BALWYN

BERWICK

BLACKBURN

BOX HILL

CAMBERWELL

CAULFIELD

GLEN IRIS

GLEN WAVERLEY

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BALWYN

BERWICK

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BLACKBURN

BOX HILL

CAMBERWELL

CAULFIELD

GLEN IRIS

GLEN WAVERLEY

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BALWYN

BERWICK

BLACKBURN

BOX HILL

CAMBERWELL

CAULFIELD

GLEN IRIS

GLEN WAVERLEY

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BALWYN NORTH 10 Longview Road Generous Proportions, Gracious Living

AUCTION

Saturday 22nd October at 11 am

Moments from the tram, an easy walk to the village & the coveted Balwyn High School, this gracious home with stunning city views, combines generously proportioned indoor living spaces & relaxed outdoor entertaining. Central heating & air-conditioning, marble floor tiles, detailed cornices & quality carpets enhance the Blanco equipped marble kitchen, formal living dining, casual living opening to entertainers terrace, four bedrooms, three bathrooms & multiple car spaces. Offering comfortable living now, it provides exciting options for an update over time (STCA).

INSPECT

Thursday 12:30-1 pm & 6-6:30 pm & Saturday 12:30-1 pm

LAND

724 sq m approximately

CONTACT John Cokalis 0411 184 124 &

Nick Whyte 0417 131 153

BALWYN 4 Ropley Avenue Parkside Family Living

AUCTION

Saturday 22nd October at 1 pm

Perfectly positioned in a desirable precinct, this substantial home offers abundant air-conditioned accommodation combined with superb indoor-outdoor entertaining facilities overlooking acres of parkland. Four bedrooms, two bathrooms & living room upstairs complement a study, formal living & expansive open plan living spilling out to a well protected alfresco area. Double garage with workshop, 7000 L water storage & wine cellar. A short walk from the Whitehorse Rd tram & easy reach to well-regarded schools, it delivers the ideal blend of luxury, location & lifestyle.

INSPECT

Thursday & Saturday 1:30-2 pm

LAND

584 sq m approximately

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9854 8888

CONTACT John Cokalis 0411 184 124 &

Nick Whyte 0417 131 153

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KEW 1/1 Edgecombe Street Set in the Studley Park precinct, this charming clinker brick, ground floor duplex apartment comprises large lounge, galley style kitchen, dining area, two bedrooms, BIRs, bathroom, ducted heating, patio, large backyard ideal for future renovations (STCA) & garage. Located within easy access to Kew Junction, Victoria Gardens Shopping Centre & the Yarra River.

HAWTHORN 9/46 Liddiard Street AUCTION

Saturday 15th October at 11 am

INSPECT

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

LAND

295 sq m approximately

CONTACT

Nick Whyte 0417 131 153 & Bruce Bonnett 0418 333 042

278 High Street, Kew

Ideally located on the top floor, at the front of the building benefitting from an abundance of natural light. This two bedroom apartment comprises lounge, private balcony, kitchen/ meals area, bathroom with separate toilet, BIRs & garage. Providing great scope for future renovation & close to Glenferrie Road shopping, Swinburne University, train & tram.

9854 8888

AUCTION

Saturday 15th October at 3 pm

INSPECT

Thursday 1-1:30 pm & Saturday 1-1:30 pm

CONTACT

Nick Whyte 0417 131 153 & Bruce Bonnett 0418 333 042

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1 BARKLY STREET, CAMBERWELL FINE FAMILY RESIDENCE This attractive solid brick home is situated in a quiet tree lined street and provides excellent family accommodation. Nestled in a delightful garden setting it offers; entry, formal lounge and dining with OFP, kitchen opening to family/meals, huge main bedroom with bay window (b.i.r.s), 2 further bedrooms (b.i.r.s), bathroom with separate toilet, a large 4th bedroom with own bathroom, b.i.r.s and separate entrance onto rear verandah – ideal as a granny flat or teenage retreat, laundry and separate studio which could be converted back into a garage. Features off street parking for 2 cars, ducted heating, garden sheds and a location walking distance from tram and shops with parks, schools and train nearby. Auction 11am 15th October 2011 Inspection Open for inspection Thursday 12-12.30pm, Saturday 11-11.30am Contact Bryan Cain 0418 320 525 | Catherine Cain 0413 312 931

1156 Toorak Road Camberwell

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ARMADALE | 10 Clarendon Street

A brilliant approach to renovating this elegant Victorian has created a flexible floorplan defined by a fabulous sense of space and style. Inviting living/dining areas adopt an open plan approach and include a kitchen zone equipped with marble bench-tops. Two downstairs bedrooms both with built-in-robes, a central bathroom and separate powder room are complemented upstairs by two further bedrooms also with built-in-robes, sunny study space and fully tiled second bathroom. Ample storage, rear right-of-way, ducted heating and cooling downstairs and reverse cycle heating and cooling upstairs.

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Auction View Carla Fetter Andrew Luke Andrew McCann Office

Saturday 22nd October at 11.30am Thursday 2-2.30pm, Saturday 12.30-1pm 0423 738 644 0419 154 064 0414 643 744 1215 High Street, Armadale 9864 5000

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MALVERN | 14 Eva Street

A hugely successful balance of renovated period proportions and expansive modern spaces provides all the family answers adjacent to Malvern Central School, Malvern Gardens and High Street trams. Large living/ dining areas feature Jetmaster ďŹ replace, surround sound and seamless access to elegant decking and a landscaped backdrop with integrated trampoline while a clever kitchen adopts a new view on the open plan idea. Main bedroom with en suite, central bathroom and three further bedrooms, one offering great study/ home office exibility, accommodate in style. Off street parking completes an ideal picture.

Armadale | South Yarra | Sorrento-Portsea | Mt Macedon

Auction View Andrew McCann Daniel Joyce Andrew Macmillan Office

Saturday 22nd October at 12.30pm Wednesday 11-11.30am, Saturday 12-12.30pm 0414 643 744 0417 816 196 0418 142 252 1215 High Street, Armadale 9864 5000

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SOUTH YARRA | 39 Cromwell Road

A fabulous terrace home in which instant appeal is more than matched by everyday functionality, this outstanding four bedroom, three bathroom residence offers family living success in a prized inner city location. Luxuriously appointed, larger than anticipated dimensions include exible family room/children’s lounge, sleek central kitchen and living/dining areas supplied with spectacular natural light from northerly aspects. Huge upstairs bedrooms. Abundant storage. Deep Paul Bangay garden. Double off street parking. Ducted heating and air conditioning, great storage and alarm complete the picture.

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Auction View Hugh Hardy Andrew Macmillan Tim Bennison Office

Thursday 27th October at 5.30pm Saturday 11-11.30am 0407 339 807 0418 142 252 0418 332 865 3 Avoca Street, South Yarra 9864 5000

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MALVERN | 13 Glenview Avenue

In one of Malvern’s most appealing positions, a substantial allotment of some 789sqm approximately with north westerly rear aspects surrounds this 1980s family home of up to five bedrooms, three bathrooms and several living zones. The immediate enjoyment of today’s dimensions, including sunny outdoor entertaining, landscaped pool and double carport, is matched by the appeal of discovering new home site/development scope, STCA, in such a desirable setting with only a short stroll to public transport, schools and two main shopping districts High Street and Glenferrie Road.

Armadale | South Yarra | Sorrento-Portsea | Mt Macedon

Auction View Tim Bennisonn Will Bennison Office

Saturday 22nd October at 11.30am Thursday 11-11.30am, Saturday 1-1.30pm 0418 332 865 0438 572 371 1215 High Street, Armadale 9864 5000

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PRAHRAN | Apartment 4, 51 Wattletree Road

This delightful deco era apartment is massive! Superb living and generous adjoining dining areas are served by a bright separate kitchen with walk-in pantry, European appliances and a romantic breakfast balcony. Substantially large main bedroom, well proportioned second bedroom and spacious central bathroom maintain the message that size matters. Ducted heating and evaporative cooling. Garage plus additional car space complete a memorable apartment close to Malvern Central, trams, trains, Glenferrie Road and High Street. One of only four, accessed from quiet, convenient frontage to The Terrace.

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ARMADALE | Apartment 11, 503 Orrong Road

Entered from quiet, convenient Karbarook Avenue, the dramatic light filled dimensions of this first floor apartment enjoy leafy outlooks over a sought after streetscape. Evocative originality defines huge living/ dining areas surrounded by a generous study or den and separate kitchen with ample space for casual meals. Massive main bedroom with en suite, second bedroom, central bathroom and enclosed balcony remain entirely comfortable while offering rewarding options for cosmetic updating. Secure car parking complements today and enhances tomorrow.

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Auction View Andrew McCann Carla Fetter Will Trenchard Office

Auction View Andrew McCann Daniel Joyce Carla Fetter Office

Saturday 15th October at 10.30am Wednesday 12-12.30pm, Saturday 2-2.30pm 0414 643 744 0423 738 644 0412 568 309 1215 High Street, Armadale 9864 5000

Saturday 22nd October at 2.30pm Wednesday 1-1.30pm, Saturday 2.30-3pm 0414 643 744 0417 816 196 0423 738 644 1215 High Street, Armadale 9864 5000

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TOORAK | 17 Devorgilla Avenue

An elegantly landscaped backdrop featuring paved entertaining areas, a solar/gas heated, self cleaning pool and spa, all significantly advantaged by northerly rear aspects, contributes immense outdoor appeal to the outstanding spaces of this renovated family residence. Light filled living/dining areas and contemporary kitchen are complemented by refined separate sitting room/cinema. Huge upstairs main bedroom with balcony, walk-in robes, en suite and study zone establishes a refined parents’ retreat, accompanied by three additional double bedrooms and central bathroom. Garage plus parking. Certain success.

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ARMADALE | 3 Stanhope Street

This compelling brick Edwardian has been totally transformed by a cutting edge two level renovation. Instantly inviting interiors, the highest quality finishes, open plan living and dining and a designer Italian kitchen boasting a full complement of Miele appliances. The home extends via bi-fold doors to a north facing terrace and plunge pool creating the ideal indoor-outdoor environment. Four double bedrooms, two stunning bathrooms, one featuring a decadent Apaiser stone bath, separate laundry, fitted study area, security, parking via right-of-way.

Armadale | South Yarra | Sorrento-Portsea | Mt Macedon

Auction View Nathan Waterson Iain Carmichael Office

Auction View Elliot Gill Carla Fetter Lachie Fraser-Smith Office

Saturday 15th October at 2.30pm Thursday 12-12.30pm, Saturday 2-2.30pm 0439 905 188 0418 850 988 1215 High Street, Armadale 9864 5000

Saturday 22nd October at 12.30pm Thursday 12-12.30pm, Thursday 6-6.30pm, Saturday 12-12.30pm 0411 863 603 0423 738 644 0418 399 182 1215 High Street, Armadale 9864 5000

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RICHMOND | 46a Durham Street

This just completed Richmond residence establishes the template for future proof contemporary spaces. Designed by Plus Architecture, the principles of commercial construction complement a three bedroom, two bathroom floorplan featuring light filled living/dining, marble and Miele kitchen and expansive sandstone terrace. MOX home automation, high speed data cabling, commercial quality laminated glass windows, double glazed laminated in key areas, two car garage. High end luxury and energy efficiency brilliantly, beautifully balanced.

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PRAHRAN | 29 Bowen Street

Northern light adds a significant natural advantage to the larger than anticipated living and dining areas of this beautiful Victorian. Two double bedrooms with open fireplaces and built-in robes marry period elegance to modern comfort with evident success and share a bright, stylishly appointed bathroom. An elegantly low maintenance north facing backdrop features impressive courtyard proportions and concludes with an ultimately flexible home office, studio or retreat offering convenient rear lane access. Ducted heating and cooling. Lumley Park, Victoria Gardens and High Street mean lifestyle success lies in every direction!

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Auction View Elliot Gill Andrew Macmillan Office

Auction View Simon Dale Carla Fetter Lachie Fraser-Smith Office

Saturday 22nd October at 1.30pm Thursday 1-1.30pm, Saturday 1-1.30pm 0411 863 603 0418 142 252 3 Avoca Street, South Yarra 9864 5000

Saturday 22nd October at 1.30pm Wednesday 6-6.30pm, Thursday 12-12.30pm, Saturday 10-10.30am 0425 771 377 0423 738 644 0418 399 182 1215 High Street, Armadale 9864 5000

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PRAHRAN | 25 Charles Street

A sun drenched sandstone backdrop featuring heated pool and spa provides an unforgettable accompaniment to this free standing Edwardian’s light filled, spacious living/dining areas and perfectly presented contemporary kitchen. Three romantic, fully renovated bedrooms, each enhanced by ornate ceilings and built-in robes, served in style by two beautifully modern bathrooms, one distinguished by subfloor heating and double shower. Ducted heating and air conditioning. Secure garage. Located in a sought after pocket close to Prahran Station and Greville Street.

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MALVERN EAST | 47b Coppin Street

One of few such single level opportunities to enjoy the status of a Gascoigne Estate address, this bright three bedroom home has been brilliantly extended to take maximum advantage of its northerly rear aspects. Deco era details including ornate ceilings and elegant lead-light complement renovated original spaces including a charming sky-lit sitting room or study. To the rear, open plan kitchen, modern living/dining areas deliver a spectacular surprise of style and size. Delightful sunny garden aspects enhance the ‘wow’ factor of wonderful spaces while attic storage, studio/garage, off street parking and options for rear lane access add further allure.

Armadale | South Yarra | Sorrento-Portsea | Mt Macedon

Auction View Andrew McCann Carla Fetter Mark Robertson Office

Auction View Ian McLennan Danielle Waterton Office

Saturday 8th October at 11.30am Thursday 1-1.30pm, Saturday from 11am 0414 643 744 0423 738 644 0416 042 204 1215 High Street, Armadale 9864 5000

Saturday 22nd October at 12.30pm Thursday 1-1.30pm, Saturday 1-1.30pm 0413 709 111 0413 709 444 1215 High Street, Armadale 9864 5000

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MALVERN EAST | 62a Coppin Street

Framed by a garden of decorative blooms in a neighborhood of prestige, this fully renovated 1930’s semi presents an elegant family environment of unexpectedly generous proportions extending to an alfresco entertaining backdrop of lush palm trees and sumptuous in ground pool. Impeccably presented accommodation is accentuated by high decorative ceilings, quality finishes and uplifting garden vistas throughout refined formal sitting with Jetmaster open fire, open plan living and dining, smart granite kitchen, three bedrooms and two contemporary bathrooms. Remote carport, off street parking.

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MALVERN | 12 Alice Street

A 1983 design that remains relevant to today’s preferences for bright single level spaces illustrates the enduring appeal of this impeccably preserved Merchant Builders home. Completely liveable formal and family living/dining domains are accompanied by a bright original open plan kitchen. Hydronic heating, north facing outdoor areas with beautiful gardens and double carport accompany a modern classic. Land size suggests new home site scope, STCA, moments from High Street and Malvern Central School.

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Auction View Ian McLennan Danielle Waterton Office

Auction View Andrew McCann Daniel Joyce Iain Carmichael Office

Saturday 22nd October at 10.30am Thursday 2-2.30pm, Saturday 2-2.30pm 0413 709 111 0413 709 444 1215 High Street, Armadale 9864 5000

Saturday 8th October at 10.30am Thursday 11-11.30am Saturday from 10am 0414 643 744 0417 816 196 0418 850 988 1215 High Street, Armadale 9864 5000

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TOORAK | Apartment 23, 14 Lansell Road

A private north facing courtyard ensures a leafy, outdoor appeal matches the indoor allure of this beautifully presented apartment. Set at the rear amidst impeccably maintained surrounds close to both Toorak Village and Heyington Station, this apartment features two double bedrooms, an immaculate original bathroom, separate WC, spacious kitchen/meals and a light ďŹ lled living area set against the captivating courtyard backdrop. Undercover off street parking, security entrance as well as private entrance via courtyard. Ample storage.

Andrew McCann Mark Robertson Daniel Joyce Office

Saturday 15th October at 11.30am Wednesday 12-12.30pm Saturday 1-1.30pm 0414 643 744 0416 042 204 0417 816 196 1215 High Street, Armadale 9864 5000

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SOUTH YARRA | Apartment 41, 261 Domain Road

High-end appointments, seriously stylish interiors, sweeping northern exposure and memorable views combine to deliver irresistible appeal to this secure and gloriously spacious apartment, superbly positioned in the Royal Botanic Gardens precinct. A just completed contemporary renovation reveals beautifully bright living and dining domain, superior Carrara marble and Blanco equipped kitchen, versatile home office or second living space and two inviting bedrooms, main with en suite and dressing room. Marble bathrooms, storeroom and undercover parking.

Armadale | South Yarra | Sorrento-Portsea | Mt Macedon

Auction View Elliot Gill Adam Rosenberg Greg Johnston Office

Saturday 15th October at 11.30am Thursday 2-2.30pm, Saturday 10-10.30am 0411 863 603 0407 579 570 0412 370 574 3 Avoca Street, South Yarra 9864 5000

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KOOYONG | 7 Talbot Crescent

A Talbot Crescent address coveted for its immediate access to Kooyong Park, bike paths, the charming village and transport complements this exceptional contemporary home. North facing living/dining areas which are beautifully bright all day long open to inviting decked outdoor entertaining and are complemented by an open plan kitchen with walk-in pantry, Smeg appliances and stone benches. A downstairs bedroom and bathroom ensure intelligent flexibility is a defining feature of a four bedroom, three bathroom floorplan that also offers heating/cooling, huge double garage and 2000L water tank. Enjoyment is inevitable!

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MALVERN EAST | 392 Waverley Road

The versatility of three distinct living areas underlines the fantastic family focus of this inviting fully renovated home. A wide, welcoming entrance foyer establishes a pattern of impressive proportions for great spaces including a bright informal lounge, refined formal sitting room and huge living/dining areas which lend themselves to sensational entertaining. A granite open plan kitchen serves in style. Main bedroom with walk-in robes and beautifully indulgent en suite enjoys its zone, separate from three further bedrooms and central second bathroom. Delightful deck precedes a private garden backdrop. Double carport.

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Auction View Lachie Fraser-Smith Simon Dale Office

Auction View Ian McLennan Danielle Waterton Office

Saturday 22nd October at 10.30am Thursday 1-1.30pm, Saturday 1-1.30pm 0418 399 182 0425 771 377 1215 High Street, Armadale 9864 5000

Saturday 22nd October at 11.30am Thursday 12-12.30pm, Saturday 12-12.30pm 0413 709 111 0413 709 444 1215 High Street, Armadale 9864 5000

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RICHMOND | Residence 6, 64-68 Regent Street

Transformed from the original chocolate factory into a truly “RAW” warehouse this sophisticated renovation delivers on every level. Three levels of style ascend to light filled living and dining areas and a roof-top terrace overlooking the city and MCG. Stainless steel kitchen matched by an outdoor counterpart with an integrated barbeque creating an impressive indoor/outdoor environment. Two first floor bedrooms, two bathrooms complemented by a ground level third bedroom/home office accompanied by its own bathroom. Secure garage accessed from second street frontage enhances the enjoyment of a distinctive city edge address.

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RICHMOND | 101 Duke Street

This inviting impressively updated town residence’s terrazzo surfaces with sub-floor heating enhance the low maintenance luxury of bright living and state of-the-art separate kitchen/dining accompanied by elegant courtyard entertaining. Three upstairs bedrooms, a designer bathroom and sunny balcony. Inner city enjoyment is assured.

Auction Saturday 15th October at 10.30am View Thursday 1-1.30pm, Thursday 6-6.30pm, Saturday 12-12.30pm Contact Simon Dale 0425 771 377 Lachie Fraser-Smith 0418 399 182 Office 1215 High St, Armadale 9864 5000

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GLEN IRIS | Apartment 1, 48 Maitland Street

This exclusive three bedroom apartment enjoys its own street frontage, independent access and automatic gates to secure car parking. Two established courtyards accompany light filled living areas and a sunny kitchen/dining space. Moments from Malvern Road cafes. One of only six.

Auction Saturday 8th October at 10.30am View Thursday 1-1.30pm, Saturday from 10am Contact Tim Bennison 0418 332 865 Will Bennison 0438 572 371 Office 1215 High St, Armadale 9864 5000

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The pool, gym, charming gardens and village green… Ardoch’s unique advantages enhance this huge two bedroom apartment. Natural light from northerly aspects fills fabulous living and dining areas while a separate kitchen ensures modern convenience matches evocative character. Hydronic heating. Car space plus visitor parking.

Auction Saturday 15th October at 11.30am View Thursday 12-12.30pm, Saturday 12-12.30pm Contact Tim Bennison 0418 332 865 Will Bennison 0438 572 371 Office 1215 High St, Armadale 9864 5000

Armadale | South Yarra | Sorrento-Portsea | Mt Macedon

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EAST MELBOURNE 5 Palmer Street FULL TOOLBOX REQUIRED This is your opportunity to create a property of distinction with this shell of a Victorian 2 storey terrace. Comprising; 6 rooms, 3 bedrooms, many period features and sunny neat courtyard garden. Located in the exclusive Jolimont ward adjacent to the MCG and with easy access to the Federation Square boardwalk. Be the creator of a significant home.

www.caine.com.au

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Sat 15th October at 10.00am

VIEW

Saturday as advertised or by appointment

CONTACT Paul Caine 0407 393 588 OFFICE

370 Albert St East Melbourne

(03) 8413 8000

KEW EAST

3/54 Clyde Street

IS TH Y N A IO RD T C TU AU SA

Impressively Stylish, Pristine and Private This spacious rear townhouse (1 of 3) is in excellent condition & enjoys quiet surrounds. Clever design presents an inviting entrance with a delightful curved stairway, high ceilings & open plan living. Downstairs: Separate lounge with dining, kitchen (granite bench tops) opening to a private north facing paved courtyard. Comprises: Upstairs main bedroom with ensuite & WIR, 2nd & 3rd bedrooms (BIRs) & family bathroom. Includes: Ducted heating & vacuum, intercom system, powder room, laundry & remote double lock up garage with secure access. Superbly located close to city trams, walking/bicycle trails, Kew Recreation Centre, Kew Golf Club, shopping strips & some of Melbourne´s finest private & public schools. Auction: Price: Open: Contact: Office:

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Saturday 8th October at 11.00am $730,000 plus Thursday 11.00 - 11.30am & Saturday 10.30 - 11.00am Choon Chieh 0438 575 363, Chris Ewart 0419 897 979 1161 Burke Road Kew 9817 0123


EAGLEMONT 79 Banksia Street ´HEATH´ C1891 - FABULOUS FAMILY HAVEN A wonderful haven for a young family that´s secluded and secure; ´Heath´ c1891 is an historic Eaglemont icon with a stylish

Auction:

Saturday 22nd October at 11.00am

contemporary vision. Set back on a huge 1446m² garden allotment (approx) and easily accessed, this large solid brick late-

ESR

$1,500,000-$1,600,000

Victorian is a residence of superb proportions that highlights tasteful modern improvements to complement its eminent heritage.

Inspect

Thu 6.00pm-6.30pm, Sat 3.00pm-3.30pm

A peaceful ambience, complete privacy and a convenient position enhance an exceptional lifestyle opportunity that features

Land

1446m2 approx.

lovely northern views and the rare chance to further improve. Comprises four large bedrooms, dining room, spacious living

Contact

Helen Witchell 0413 741 158

room, family/meals area, new kitchen, two bathrooms, ducted heating, entertainment area and OSP.

ROSANNA 9459 5666 118 Lower Plenty Road

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Brad Pearce 0409 679 414

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CAMBERWELL 9 Loch Street

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entertaining terrace. 5 Bedrooms plus Study and 3 bathrooms accommodate in style. Features leadlight entry, ceiling roses, Baltic pine floors, marble open fireplaces, cellar, security, ducted heating, air-conditioning, fitted laundry, watertank and off-street parking for 3 vehicles. For further information, please refer to www.9lochstreet.com


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Saturday 22nd October at 12noon Thursday & Saturday 1-1.30pm 15.24m x 46.14m approx.

Contact Peter Vigano 0407 301 224 Alastair Craig 0418 335 363 Michael Wood 0425 280 191

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HAWTHORN EAST 254 Riversdale Road

Victorian Grace c1890, Timeless Elegance This most distinguished double storey Victorian mansion has been thoroughly renovated and extended to provide an exceptional family environment opening to an enviable entertaining deck and substantial landscaped gardens. Elegant and inviting interiors include wide arched entry hallway, beautiful Formal Sitting, handsome Formal Dining and Home Office/5th Bedroom each with marble open fireplaces, Informal Living with Jetmaster gas fire preceding expansive Informal Meals adjacent a gourmet Marble Kitchen boasting Miele/Bosch appliances and WI pantry. French doors extend 110 The weekly review \ october 5, 2011

to the delightful garden encouraging seamless indoor-outdoor entertaining. Upstairs 4 huge Bedrooms, 3 with open fires, include main with walk-in-robes and ensuite. Features soaring ceilings, leadlight entry, clever Study nook, powder room, video intercom, security, heating/cooling, in-ground trampoline, cellar, watertank, auto gates, ample off street parking and ROW access.


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Saturday 22nd October at 2.00pm Thursday & Saturday 2-2.30pm 18.3m x 53.3m approx.

Contact Steve Burke 0448 331 653 Andrew Wilkie 0408 441 151 Richard Earle 0418 564 168

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TOORAK 10 Montalto Avenue First Class Family Appeal – C. 1935 Featuring exquisite period architecture, luscious interiors & enticing gardens, this classic family residence comprises a formal sitting room with OFP, bar & access to the front terrace; formal dining room, family room, marble kitchen with Gaggenau & Jenn-Air appliances, meals area, ground floor study/office, four bedrooms including a separate self contained bedroom retreat with en suite & kitchenette, tennis court, pool & alfresco dining area. Also includes landscaped gardens, fitted cellar, laundry & two car garage plus OSP.

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Expressions of Interest. Close Tue 25th Oct 5pm View. Strictly by appointment Call. Michael Gibson 0418 530 392 Nicole Gleeson 0414 809 221 Office. 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


MELBOURNE Level 39, 368 St Kilda Road Royal Domain Tower One of Melbourne’s most outstanding whole floor subpenthouses, in excess of 60sqs, designed to capture the very essence of life at the top. Situated in the highest apartment building on St Kilda Rd – with views across the city & bay – this superbly proportioned apartment comprises vast living/dining areas, a stunning kitchen with butler’s pantry, expansive study/library, 3 large BRs with ensuites & terraces plus a separate selfcontained 1 BR apartment. Complete with private 4-lift access, basement parking for 8 cars, 5 star facilities & all the amenities associated with one of Melbourne’s landmark addresses, this truly unique 39th level residence offers a rare opportunity to experience the true meaning of high end luxury living.

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Expressions of Interest. Close Wed 19th Oct 5pm View. By Appointment Call. Michael Gibson 0418 530 392 Andrew Baines 0418 328 407 Office. 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

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SURREY HILLS 1 Boronia Street Flawless Entertainer – Perfect For Family Living A family floor-plan that boasts an abundance of space for entertaining & everyday enjoyment is the defining feature of this impressively extended Californian. Located close to parks, transport & schools, the home comprises 4 BRs (incl. main BR with en suite & WIRs), inviting formal sitting & dining rooms, an expansive family living/dining area, sky-lit kitchen with walk-in pantry & large decking above the vast rear garden. Other features include ducted heating throughout, security system, ample OSP & side drive. Land: 15.24m x 42.68 (50’ x 140’) approx.

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Auction. View. Call. Office.

Saturday 22nd Oct 12.30pm Thursday 12-12.30pm Tim Picken 0419 305 802 Rebecca Edwards 0423 759 481 553 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn

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


HAWTHORN 58 Kooyongkoot Road Spacious Scotch Hill Family Living Prestigiously positioned in one of Hawthorn’s finest family locations, this substantial contemporary residence delivers a highly sought-after blend of formal, casual and outdoor living and entertaining on a secluded landscaped allotment. An outstanding family lifestyle with abundant northerly aspect enhances the remarkable appeal of this superbly zoned 6 bedroom, 3 bathroom residence near Scotch College. Comprising formal and informal spaces, spectacular kitchen, family room, entertaining areas with pool/spa.

kayburton.com.au

Auction. View. Call. Office.

Saturday 22nd Oct 12noon Thursday 11.15-11.45am Scott Patterson 0417 581 074 Matt Davis 0412 466 858 553 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn

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HAWTHORN 17 Riversdale Road Substantial Site In Prime Position Magnificent in scale and scope seconds to Fairview Park and the Yarra, this grand property with unique Art Deco residence on a massive 1378m² allotment represents a rare opportunity boasting wonderful city skyline views. While this quality-built 1930s dwelling with extensive 14-room floor plan has been an exceptional home to the one family for 27 years, seize the moment and explore the options (STCA). Easy access to transport, walk to University, shopping, restaurants and schools.

Auction. View. Call.

Office.

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Saturday 15th Oct 12noon Wednesday 2.30-3pm Tim Picken 0419 305 802 Scott Patterson 0417 581 074 Rebecca Edwards 0423 759 481 553 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn

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


HAWTHORN 20 Glen Street Executive Elegance On Scotch Hill A prime hilltop position in elite surroundings is the highly prized setting for this excellent executive family residence. Glorious garden and distinguished classical lines reveal a light-filled five bedroom and study home superbly maintained by just the one family for outstanding low-maintenance living close to Scotch College, trams, shops and parks. Offers two bathrooms, formal sitting and dining, du Maurier parquetry floor, living and family meals areas, well-appointed kitchen, pool and auto double lock up garage.

kayburton.com.au

Auction. View. Call. Office.

Saturday 22nd Oct 1pm Wednesday 12-12.30pm Scott Patterson 0417 581 074 Ross Savas 0418 322 994 553 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn

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HAWTHORN 22 Malmsbury Street Beauty And Functionality This beautiful double-fronted Victorian quietly nestled on an extra wide landscaped allotment between historic Auburn Village and fabulous “Rocket Park� has undertaken a stunning renovation which enhances its classical and contemporary splendour. Seamlessly integrating with gorgeous garden, landmark peppercorn tree and alfresco area; this divine three or four bedroom residence achieves indoor/outdoor lifestyle success as featured in a contemporary design magazine. Includes auto gate OSP.

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Auction. View. Call. Office.

Saturday 22nd Oct 11am Thursday 10.30-11am Scott Patterson 0417 581 074 Tim Picken 0419 305 802 553 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn

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


KEW 7 Barrington Avenue ‘Fassiefern’ – Refined Family Living ‘Fassiefern’ c1907n exemplifies the grace and grandeur of an eminent era enhanced by magnificent modern refinement for remarkable family living and alfresco entertaining near private schools. This luxurious residence is completely secure, secluded and sumptuously adorned including front/rear carports. Offers four bedrooms and study (ensuite), dressing room, elegant bathroom, grand sitting and dining, light-filled family/meals, chef’s kitchen, CCTV, alarm, French drapes, private landscaped alfresco area.

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Auction. View. Call. Office.

Saturday 22nd Oct 3pm Thursday 1-1.30pm Scott Patterson 0417 581 074 Tim Picken 0419 305 802 553 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn

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BRIGHTON 1/198 The Esplanade Elevated Ground Floor 6 Star Resort Living (1 Of Only 2) With 180° Bay Panorama! Showcasing a quality of finish previously unseen in Brighton, this elevated ground floor entertainer boasts sweeping views from beach to sunsets, to Brighton Yacht Club to the city skyline. With 3 hotel “suite style” bedrooms (all with ensuites) this grand and truly unique apartment also enjoys the ultimate luxury cabana with gourmet cooking/dining complex plus indoor/outdoor family room, endless Swim jet pool . Soundproofed dedicated Home Cinema with luxurious gold class seating. Video security, 3 car spaces, amazing home technology.

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Expressions of Interest. Close Wed 26th Oct 5pm View. Wednesday 12-12.30pm Call. Stewart Lopez 0418 377 757 Sturt Hinton 0408 788 789 Web. www.one.198theesplanade.com Office. 36 Carpenter (Cnr Church) Street, Brighton

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


BRIGHTON 3/4 Glyndon Avenue Penthouse Perfection In Golden Mile This magnificent 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom penthouse commands the entire top-floor of a luxurious Jon Friedrich designed boutique 3 residence apartment block in Brighton’s best waterfront street in the heart of the Golden Mile. Two expansive terraces and a roof-top terrace with extensive bay views are all tiled in travertine; while the spacious interior is finished to the highest European standards. North facing living and dining complements a spacious formal dining room, and a well appointed timber library features dual work stations. The sumptuous master suite opens to the terrace with extensive walk-in robes, a marble ensuite, sauna and boutique gymnasium. Basement garaging for 3 cars, direct lift access and a Stone Italiana kitchen are just some of the appointments.

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Expressions of Interest. Close Tue 25th Oct 5pm Call. Ian Jackson 0419 593 663 Stewart Lopez 0418 377 757 Office. 36 Carpenter (Cnr Church) Street, Brighton

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BRIGHTON EAST 51 Clonaig Street On The Sharp End Of The Cutting-Edge This modern masterwork is the creation of Patrick Gheorghiu from Formfunc Architecture with exhilarating design & artistic vision in this family-focused pocket. From the resort-style 15-metre heated lap pool to the curving stone stacked walls, tropical landscaped courtyards & multiple levels crafted around the unique staircase; this executive 4-bedroom plus study, 3.5 bathroom residence delivers large scale family living with a difference. Four living areas & a dining room complement an architect-designed stone & Miele kitchen, an executive office with built in furniture & a ground-floor main bedroom suite. Features imported fittings, zoned heating/cooling, marble & timber flooring, data/TV/phone wiring throughout, alarm & a double remote garage.

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Expressions of Interest. Close Mon 24th Oct 5pm View. Wednesday 2-2.30pm Call. Justin Follett 0405 996 822 Stewart Lopez 0418 377 757 Office. 36 Carpenter (Cnr Church) Street, Brighton

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


SOUTH YARRA 7 Cassell Street The Best Of South Yarra’s Lifestyle

TOORAK 13 Grant Avenue Prime Home Site (750Sqm) Approx.

Situated just moments to Hawksburn Village, Toorak Village, Chapel St & transport, this solid brick Victorian residence comprising a flexible floor plan offering 2BRs, large bathroom, bright living room, open plan kitch with dining & family area opening onto a North facing garden. Also featuring heating/cooling.

Located in one of Tooraks most highly revered positions between Iriving & Clendon Roads. This outstanding site will appeal to those looking to build the ultimate dream home. Land Size – approx 750sqm

Auction Saturday 22nd Oct 11am View Wednesday 12-12.30pm & 55.30pm

Auction Saturday 22nd Oct 1pm View By Appointment

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Andrew Sahhar 0417 363 358 Michael Gibson 0418 530 392 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

Andrew Baines 0418 328 407 Michael Gibson 0418 530 392 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

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Camberwell 29 Nevis Street Family Excellence Near Parkland

HawtHorn 2/29 Muir Street Fully Renovated Riverside Retreat

A striking facade & superb garden present a picturesque profile that reflects the superb standard of quality that extends throughout this beautiful 4BR, 2 bthrm brick residence near Lynden Park. Outstanding lifestyle opportunity includes nthfacing garden, deck, garage, 2 OSP near schools & Train.

A sensational north-facing entertainers’ garden highlights the indoor/outdoor lifestyle allure of this stunning 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom townhouse brilliantly renovated in an exclusive Riverside position. 2 x OSP, living & dining, cellar, stainless-steel Miele kitchen. Stroll to cafes, trams & Victoria Gardens.

Auction Saturday 22nd Oct 2pm View Thursday 2-2.30pm

Auction Saturday 22nd Oct 11am View Thursday 1-1.30pm

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Tim Picken 0419 305 802 Cher Coad 0412 252 858 553 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn

James Hindle 0411 237 830 Sam Wilkinson 0400 169 148 553 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn

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


Secluded ReaR TownhouSe

Kew 6/385 Barkers Road Surprising Sackville Ward Secret

mont albert nortH 14 Benbrook Ave Fabulous Family Credentials

Size, seclusion and serenity will surprise with this stylishly renovated townhouse nestled peacefully to the rear in a substantial north-facing garden setting. A brilliant designer edge adds enormous contemporary lifestyle appeal to this rare three bedroom, two bathroom home with double carport.

Superb renovations highlight this exceptional four bedroom, three bathroom residence within a short stroll to schools and parklands. Downstairs parents’ retreat, upstairs children’s wing, living/dining, huge deck and garden, stunning kitchen, cellar and off street parking.

Auction Saturday 15th Oct 11am View Thursday 12-12.30pm

Auction Saturday 15th Oct 2pm View Wednesday 11-11.30am

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

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

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AUCTION

Toorak 49 Fairbairn Road Backing Onto Fairbairn Reserve! Magnificent location for this single fronted 2BR house with outdoor courtyard. Ideally suited for young professionals or investors looking to purchase into a tightly held pocket within close proximity to Brookville Gardens, Kindergarten, Toorak Primary School & the delights of Toorak & Hawksburn Villages. Auction Saturday 22nd Oct 12noon View Wednesday 5-5.30pm

James Hindle 0411 237 830 Michael Gibson 0418 530 392 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

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LE COEUR

23 Union Street, South Melbourne In the Heart of South Melbourne • 3 storey stand alone character office building • Building area of 340 sqm* • Land area of 177 sqm* • Ideal owner occupation or astute investor • 1 minute walk to Clarendon Street • Rooftop terrace with CBD views! • On-site car parking • Top 2 floors can be residential (STCA) AUCTION Thursday 20th October at 1pm on-site Luke Conquest 0432 328 668

Paul O’Sullivan 0412 410 366

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CAnTERBuRy 12 Rochester Road Step inside and enjoy the superb ambience of this impeccably presented double fronted Victorian residence, faithfully renovated to preserve its decorative period features throughout whilst providing living spaces geared to today’s contemporary lifestyle. Set on a magnificently landscaped garden allotment in a coveted wide tree-lined street, moments from Maling Road or Whitehorse Road shopping and cafes, with easy access to some of Melbourne’s finest schools, parks and transport. The beautiful interior features pastel tones, lovely formal rooms complemented by sympathetically renovated/extended informal living areas providing a wonderful living environment. Accommodation includes double arched hallway, formal sitting room with marble OFP and bay window, four bedrooms (BIRs, main/ensuite), two pristine bathrooms and study. A lower-level includes a stunning dining room with garden outlook, laundry and stylish granite/Euro kitchen plus full-width informal dining/living area flowing to a split-level deck (spa) – perfect for indoor/outdoor year round entertaining; a beautifully sculptured solar-heated in-ground pool and deep garden has access to Shrublands Creek Reserve. Other features include alarm, OFPs, ducted heating, R/C air-conditioners, walk-in cellar+storage, water tanks+irrigation system, double/carport. Land: 1,546sqm/16,644sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 22nd October at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 2.15-2.45pm

Contact

James Tostevin 0417 003 333 | Geordie Dixon 0418 588 399

Web

www.12rochesterroadcanterbury.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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BRIGhTON 36 Middle Crescent One of Brighton’s finest Victorian Italianate homes blends a no-expense-spared revival with outstanding beauty. This is a landmark home full of grand-scale spaciousness, thanks to a seamless integration of contemporary quality and 1892 elegance. Superbly located opposite parkland and moments from Church St, leading schools and the beach, the luxury of vast living areas makes this a standout family home. Just imagine the lifestyle you can have with a grand dining room, a huge double-glazed conservatory for sun-filled serenity, and one of the biggest and best games rooms and casual living spaces imaginable. 4 large bedrooms include a palatial parents’ retreat with a marble ensuite bathroom, walk-through wardrobe, and tranquil garden views to wake up to. With a study hidden away in its own tower, an impressive granite kitchen with a deluxe Falcon twin-oven range, a sitting room/library, and a fitout of incomparable quality, “Totnes” is simply outstanding. Stroll through the 1,100-square metre grounds (approx.) and discover botanical beauty complete with a Vergola-covered sandstone terrace, dual-heated pool and spa, 36,000-litre water storage, and a granite-topped outdoor kitchen. Every area of this splendid home reveals unswerving attention to detail, with multi-zoned heating and cooling, marble fireplace surrounds, city skyline glimpses from the study tower, security features, remote-control garden lighting, and a fine commitment to retaining and enhancing this home’s spectacular grandeur.

Auction

Saturday 22nd October at 3.30pm

Inspect

By Appointment Wednesday & Saturday 12-12.30pm

Contact

Barb Gregory 0419 568 370 | James Redfern 0412 360 667

Web

www.36middlecrescentbrighton.com

Office

312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

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KEW 34 Stevenson Street Enviably located in the coveted Studley Park precinct moments from Kew Junction, Yarra parklands, transport and Victoria Gardens complex - this impressive and inviting Edwardian residence (c1910) showcases the graciousness of the period and exudes warmth and charm. It is set on a magnificent corner allotment with entry from Howard Street and surrounded by beautiful fragrant gardens. Complemented by abundant period features including a large return verandah with turret, wonderful proportions and a gas and solar-heated in-ground pool/ spa completing the family recreation and entertaining options. With an interior featuring wide entrance hall, formal sitting room, separate dining room, library/ study, four bedrooms (main with WIR/ensuite), upstairs retreat and balcony plus two of the bedrooms, period-style bathroom and laundry; a well-appointed Euro and timber kitchen plus light-filled north-facing informal living/dining opens to the pool and external studio+storage room. Other features include hydronic heating, OFPs, remote/double garage. Land: 1,267sqm/12,648sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 22nd October at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 11.30-12noon

Contact

James Tostevin 0417 003 333 | Chris Barrett 0412 927 409 Geordie Dixon 0418 588 399

Web

www.34stevensonstreetkew.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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GLEN IRIS 25 Scott Grove Impressively situated within a magnificent 2347 square metre botanic garden allotment boasting north-south tennis court and pool, this illustrious Edwardian residence showcases an incomparable blend of sublime elegance and timeless contemporary style through sensational proportions that deliver the ultimate in family luxury. Imposing proportions, ornate ceilings and Baltic pine floors distinguish the gracious reception hall, refined study (OFP), elegant sitting room (OFP) and grand formal dining with butler’s pantry. The beautiful main bedroom with WIR and stylish en-suite is complemented by four further bedrooms with BIRs and two stylish bathrooms. Vaulted ceilings accentuate the generous proportions through the cook’s dream kitchen complete with double St George ovens, stone benches and huge pantry and family living and dining room with OFP opening out to an expansive north facing entertaining terrace. Downstairs a fabulous children’s zone featuring billiards room and home theatre room open out to the deep established garden, solar and gas heated pool and tennis court. A true family paradise setting in Glen Iris’ premier street, this unique residence also features hydronic heating, air-conditioning, alarm, indoor/outdoor sound system, powder-room, laundry, 80,000L water tank underground, irrigation, grey water system, double garage and auto gates.

Expressions of Interest Close Tuesday 25th October at 5pm Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 2-2.30pm

Contact

Rae Tomlinson 0418 336 234 | John Bongiorno 0418 328 056 James Connell 0418 312 907

Web

www.25scottgrove.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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MiDDLe PARK 91 Armstrong Street First, let some numbers tell the story. 30m to the tram, 40m to a hidden playground, 70m to an outdoor gymnasium, 100m from the beach. 400m to fabulous cafes, restaurants and shops. An allotment of some 413sqm. All figures that emphasize the immense appeal of this spectacular family residence. The home is pure perfection. Romantic, renovated Victorian proportions are complemented by superb spaces, designed by award winning architects Coy & Yiontis, surrounded by stunning Dan Gayfer landscaped gardens. Four double bedrooms, three downstairs, two beautiful stone ensuite bathrooms, two living spaces, a parents’ zone upstairs featuring a sublime ensuite, sunroom and roof-deck retreat. A refined media room flows out to a lush inviting courtyard while huge living/ dining areas are accompanied by a deck and a brilliant garden backdrop for outdoor living. An open-plan, state of the art kitchen includes a back of house scullery, breakfast bench and fully lit bar for entertaining is further defined by stone benches and appliances by Miele. Gallery track with gallery lighting throughout, surround sound wiring, gas fireplace, concealed laundry with convenient laundry chute and ironing station, mains barbeque, attic storage, multiple sheds, landscape lighting and irrigation, spa bath, outdoor beach shower, double off-street parking, remote telescopic gates and pre-plumbing for a swimming pool lead a long list of additional assets. Position, Proportion, Presentation, Perfection. Drop your bags and enjoy.

Auction

Saturday 15th October at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 2.30-3pm

Contact

Kaine Lanyon 0411 875 476 | Damian O’Sullivan 0418 566 916 John Bongiorno 0418 328 056

Web

www.91armstrongstreetmiddlepark.com

Office

119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999

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SOuTh MElBOurnE 176 Cecil Street Clearly in a class of its own, the biggest and brightest of its kind, this exceptional townhouse offers spectacular spaces and stunning city views from a privileged position on the corner of Dorcas Street. Top floor living/dining areas, filled with natural light from three aspects, make the most of superb CBD outlooks and are accompanied by an open-plan kitchen in which stone bench-tops, Miele appliances and ample storage convey consummate quality. An expansive terrace issues an irresistible invitation to entertain. On the first floor, a main bedroom with balcony and fully tiled double shower ensuite is matched by two further bedrooms sharing a second fully tiled bathroom. Below, a ground level alternative main bedroom with its own beautiful ensuite ensures lifestyle flexibility and offers a home office option. Elevator access to all floors, separate laundry, refrigerated wine storage, internal access to double garage, security system, integrated surround sound and first class finishes add to the appeal of a great inner city address moments from South Melbourne Market and Clarendon Street.

Auction

Saturday 15th October at 12.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 1-1.30pm & Thursday 5.45-6.15pm & Saturday 3-3.30pm

Contact

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

Web

www.176cecilstreetsouthmelbourne.com

Office

119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999

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SOuTH MeLBOuRne 10 Church Street Architectural ideas that reflect an inspired approach to inner city spaces have taken this charming Victorian cottage on a journey to a design destination where indoor and outdoor are uniquely balanced and quality is a way of life. Arranged around a lush central courtyard of complete serenity are two living/dining areas and a contemporary kitchen featuring Corian bench-tops, Miele appliances and efficient storage. Sliding window walls on three aspects make the courtyard an integral element of the home’s appeal. Two downstairs bedrooms, each offering study/home office flexibility, and a stylish bathroom are complemented upstairs by three further inviting bedrooms and a bright, impressively appointed second bathroom. A honed bluestone rooftop terrace provides superb views that illustrate exactly how close you are to Clarendon Street’s shops, cafes and trams to town. Below, a spectacular cellar/wine room lends itself equally well to a basement cinema role or simply a fabulous retreat. Reverse cycle heating/cooling accompanies wonderful spaces. One of South Melbourne’s most surprising, and successful homes.

Auction

Saturday 22nd October at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 3-3.30pm & Saturday 10-10.30am

Contact

Kaine Lanyon 0411 875 478 | Sam Hobbs 0404 164 444

Web

www.10churchstreetsouthmelbourne.com

Office

119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999

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TOOrAK 1 & 2/571 Toorak road Ideally located on the fringe of Toorak Village, this Art Deco duplex, on a single title, offers rewarding prospects from a range of perspectives. Each floorplan offers generous living/ dining areas, terrace or balcony, two bedrooms and separate kitchen. North-facing rear aspects add a natural advantage to a substantial allotment distinguished by dual garages. Take advantage of this opportunity to maintain a rental income stream, update further to maximize revenue returns or re-develop (STCA). Land: 580sqm/6,241sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 22nd October at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 11.15-11.45am

Contact

John Manton 0411 444 930 Justin Krongold 0403 163 355

Web

www.1-2-571toorakroadtoorak.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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CAnTERBuRy 1 Scott Street An impressive blend of period charm and contemporary style underlines the instant appeal of this charming timber Edwardian residence. Designer flair is highlighted by dark timber floors through arched hallway to inviting sitting room (marble OFP), stylish contemporary Smeg kitchen and generous living/dining room (OFP) opening to deep northwest garden. Three bedrooms and bathroom are complemented upstairs by main bedroom with WIR/ensuite. Features plantation shutters, ducted heating, RC/airconditioning, alarm, Euro-laundry.

Auction

Saturday 15th October at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 1.30-2pm

Contact

Chris Barrett 0412 927 409 Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581

Web

www.1scottstreetcanterbury.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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CAnTeRbuRy 40 Stanley Grove Situated within easy walking distance of tram, train, Camberwell shops and a broad selection of fine schools, this much admired Georgian-inspired family home enjoys a prime location in one of Canterbury’s finest streets. Twelve generously proportioned principal rooms, a host of ancillary rooms and extensive alfresco areas incorporating a heated pool offer family living and entertaining on a grand scale in a private, secure environment whilst a flexible floor plan provides the alternative of semi-self contained accommodation if desired. Land: 858sqm (20.1m x 42.7m) approx.

Auction

Saturday 22nd October at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 2-2.30pm

Contact

Doug McLauchlan 0418 377 718 Annie Clewlow 0431 234 234

Web

www.40stanleygrovecanterbury.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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CAnTeRbuRy 2a Golding Street Set well back behind a high fence providing privacy & security this attractive, deceptively spacious home is perfectly situated in the popular Maling Road precinct. A light-filled interior has functional living zones, formal living and stylish kitchen with expansive dining /living surrounding a paved courtyard - a perfect area for family interaction & entertaining; 4 bedrooms (main/WIR/ensuite), 3 bathrooms (1+ laundry). Features include video intercom, alarm, ducted heating, R/C air-conditioners, storage shed, remote gate/ OSP.

Auction

Saturday 15th October at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 12.15-12.45pm

Contact

Joe Muinos 0423 222 043 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

Web

www.2agoldingstreetcanterbury.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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MAlveRn 27 Cawkwell Street Impressive new town residence by Canonbury Homes blends timeless elegance and consummate designer style. Generous proportions and solid oak floors are introduced through wide entrance to sitting room, study and fabulous living and dining room with sublime state of the art Miele kitchen opening to north–facing courtyard. Main bedroom with BIR/ WIR and designer en-suite is accompanied by two further bedrooms (BIRs) and bathroom. Features ducted heating/ cooling, ducted vacuum, alarm, video-intercom, irrigation system, laundry, remote control double garage.

Auction

Saturday 22nd October at 12.30pm

Inspect

Saturday 12-12.30pm

Contact

Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913 Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271

Web

www.27cawkwellstreetmalvern.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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MALveRN eAST 16a Hilda Street Luxurious brand new town residence showcases stunning designer style and premium quality finishes. Natural light flows through generous sitting room, sublime main bedroom with balcony and opulent en-suite/WIR, two further bedrooms, balcony, stylish bathroom, upstairs living area, state of the art Miele kitchen and sensational living/dining room opening to landscaped courtyard. Features heating/ cooling, RC/air-conditioning, alarm, video intercom, ducted vacuum, powder-room, water tank, irrigation, garage, auto gates & auto irrigation.

Auction

Saturday 22nd October at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & 5.15-5.45pm Saturday 11.45-12.15pm

Contact

John Morrisby 0411 875 476 James Redfern 0412 360 667

Web

www.16ahildastreetmalverneast.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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BAlWyn 8 Bowley Avenue Instantly appealing English style family residence in the coveted Reid Estate on superb allotment (1,226sqm/13,205sqft approx), enchanting garden vistas, marble tiled entrance, formal living, separate dining, downstairs bedroom/study, granite/Euro kitchen/meals, powder room, laundry plus leafy vine-clad terrace, external retreat/gymnasium & 2nd powder room. A circular staircase leads to 3 bedrooms (WIRs/BIRs) and 2 ensuite bathrooms. Features include alarm, intercom, ducted heating, split system air-conditioners, roof storage, water tank+irrigation system, remote carport/double garage+storage

Auction

Saturday 8th October at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm Saturday from 1pm

Contact

Joe Muinos 0423 222 043 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

Web

www.8bowleyavenuebalwyn.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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ARMAdAlE 28 denbigh Road Exquisite Victorian residence showcases English-inspired elegance against a country-style garden backdrop creating a captivating family domain. High decorative ceilings, limed timber floors & plantation shutters convey a wonderful sense of style through arched hallway, glorious sitting room, bathroom, ensuite & four bedrooms. Generous living room (OFP), stunning conservatory room with dining area & gourmet Ilve kitchen, open to magnificent potager garden. Features 3 marble OFPs, an abundance of storage, hydronic heating, RC/air-con, laundry, irrigation & OSP.

Auction

Saturday 22nd October at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

Contact

Joanna Nairn 0419 994 664 Richard Mackinnon 0414 822 579

Web

www.28denbighroadarmadale.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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ARmAdALE 54 Barkly Avenue Only moments from Glenferrie Road and High Street, this enchanting timber Edwardian residence offers a memorable combination of period charm and contemporary style. High ceilings are introduced through L-shaped hallway, sitting room/third bedroom (OFP), two further double bedrooms (OFPs and BIRs), study with OFP, two bright bathrooms and laundry. The gourmet kitchen with stone benches and generous living/dining room (OFP) opens to private picturesque garden. Features polished boards, ducted heating, carport via ROW. Land: 431sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 22nd October at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

Contact

James Redfern 0412 360 667 Ebony Coleman 0417 001 471

Web

www.54barklyavenuearmadale.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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MONT AlbERT 24-26 Churchill Street ‘Elmcroft’ c1913 is an iconic family property with dual frontage over two titles representing a remarkable family lifestyle opportunity in a prestigious plane–tree lined avenue. Gracing substantial landscaped grounds, this magnificent four bedroom and study tuckpointed residence of timeless elegance showcases renovated refinement over two beautiful levels while opening to a sunny veranda, covered alfresco area and children’s playground with rubber soft fall. Nestled near Mont Albert village, schools, parkland and transport.

Auction

Saturday 22nd October at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 11-11.30am

Contact

Antony Woodley 0421 286 741 Kathy Malcolm 0416 279 966

Web

www.24-26churchillstreetmontalbert.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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CAMbERWELL 155 Through Road Unique design, superlative quality & fastidious attention to detail combine to distinguish this luxurious executive family residence, ideally located close to all amenities & within easy walking distance of both the Toorak Road & Riversdale Road tram services. Comprises: entrance hall, living, dining, kitchen, meals, family room, main bedroom with sumptuous ensuite and WIR, three further double bedrooms (each with ensuite and WIR), study, powder room, laundry, fabulous alfresco living and entertaining area. Expansive & versatile basement includes: media room, wine cellar, workshop/ storage & garaging for up to 4 cars. Land: 762sqm (approx).

Auction

Saturday 22nd October at 3.30pm

Inspect

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

Contact

Doug McLauchlan 0418 377 718 Ross Stryker 0401 318 772

Web

www.155throughroadcamberwell.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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CAMbERWEll 84 bowen Street A dramatic transformation has taken place behind the eye-catching faรงade of this Victorian family residence providing a superbly designed/executed contemporary interior with a brilliant state-of-the-art kitchen, northwest facing informal living/dining area flowing to a covered outdoor entertaining precinct plus formal living (OFP) & dining rooms, three generous bedrooms, main WIR/ensuite, pristine family bathroom (claw foot bath), bedroom/study & laundry. Includes ducted heating, Euro appliances, R/C airconditioner, garage+OSP.

Auction

Saturday 22nd October at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 2.15-2.45pm

Contact

Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581 James McCormack 0410 503 389

Web

www.84bowenstreetcamberwell.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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cAMBERwELL 14 Glyndon Road Attractive late 1920s solid brick residence in leafy fragrant gardens featuring pretty leadlight windows, hallway, 4 bedrooms (3 with BIRs), 2 bathrooms, , formal living room, separate dining room (OFP), laundry, well-appointed granite/ Euro s/skitchen, light-filled informal living/dining room leading to the large garden and outdoor entertaining spaces; plus upstairs retreat with views to the city skyline. Includes ducted heating/cooling, tandem off-street parking, perfect family location close shops, parks, transport, schools. Land: 808sqm/8,700sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 15th October at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 2.45-3.15pm

Contact

Joe Muinos 0423 222 043 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

Web

www.14glyndonroadcamberwell.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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CAMBERWEll 476 Burke Road SUNNYSIDE ESTATE - A spectacular lifestyle oasis secluded in the Sunnyside Estate, this stunning contemporary residence with triple garage opens to a private garden sanctuary ideal for large-scale alfresco entertaining. Fully irrigated environs set a relaxing tone complementing enviable convenience close to Anderson Park, leading schools, Camberwell Junction and trams. Boasts four bedrooms (ensuite), two bathrooms, study/library, lounge and dining, living, rumpus, Smeg appliances, cellar, multi – level decking, swimjet spa, rain bladder.

Auction

Saturday 15th October at 11.30am

Inspect

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

Contact

Kathy Malcolm 0416 279 966 Antony Woodley 0421 286 741

Web

www.476burkeroadcamberwell.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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HAWTHORn 43 Manningtree Road Captivating Hawthorn brick Victorian home renovated throughout retaining period features linked to a rear extension incorporating stylish living spaces with garden vistas. Fastidiously maintained with an elegant faรงade and beautiful interior featuring arched hallway, formal living & dining rooms, 3 bedrooms, bathroom (separate WC/ powder room), laundry, smartly appointed kitchen, northfacing informal living/dining, private leafy garden. Features include marble OFPs, ducted heating, air-conditioner, garage+storage.

Auction

Saturday 22nd October at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 12.45-1.15pm

Contact

Stuart Evans 0402 067 710 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

Web

www.43manningtreeroadhawthorn.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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HAWTHORn 15 Mary Street This impressive contemporary family residence in the prestigious Grace Park Estate features a distinctive faรงade & comprises wide hallway, formal living & dining rooms, powder room, study, bathroom, laundry. A stylish granite/ Bosch kitchen with informal dining and meals areas plus separate north-facing informal living overlook an I/G pool/ spa. Upstairs has 4 double bedrooms (main/retreat/WIR/ ensuite) & bathroom. Also features alarm, intercom, marble/ OFP, GLF, ducted heating/cooling/vac., remote/dble garage (I/A).

Auction

Saturday 22nd October at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 12.15-12.45pm

Contact

Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

Web

www.15marystreethawthorn.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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HAWTHORn 31 Barton Street This beautiful double fronted Victorian residence (c1885) with side entrance has been totally transformed by stunning renovations whilst retaining classic period features with an all-white interior comprising arched hallway, 4 bedrooms (BIRs/main/ensuite), sparkling bathrooms, a sleek stone/ Blanco S/S kitchen + generous open-plan dining/living, sep. laundry, entertaining terrace with bull-nose verandah & private leafy garden. All ideally located opposite St James Park, close to the Yarra, Hawthorn West amenities providing the perfect inner city lifestyle.

Auction

Saturday 22nd October at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 11-11.30am

Contact

James Tostevin 0417 003 333 Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585

Web

www.31bartonstreethawthorn.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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HAwTHORN eAST 2b Bethune Street This exceptional five bedroom, three bathroom home conveys a spectacular sense of space throughout a floorplan designed to meet every modern family need in style. North-facing formal entertaining and huge separate study lead to vast family living/dining areas, a marble and Miele kitchen, rumpus room and inviting outdoor entertaining spaces. Separate downstairs bedroom with ensuite. Heating/air-conditioning, cellar/storage and double garage. Surrounded by Anderson Park, Bialik College and Auburn South Primary School.

Auction

Saturday 22nd October at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 2-2.30pm

Contact

Michael Liu 0402 699 076 Nicholas Franzmann 0412 247 175

Web

www.2bbethunestreethawthorneast.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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HAWTHORn eAST 532 Barkers Road A sense of serenity and sophistication surrounds beautiful ‘Inglebrae’, an exquisite entertainer boasting secluded rear alfresco oasis and abundant secure parking just a short walk to exclusive schools. This divine Californian bungalow is highlighted by quality, class and style for a relaxed executive lifestyle. Sumptuous formal rooms, gourmet kitchen/meals and family room flow to entertainment deck, self-cleaning pool and double auto carport/studio. Versatile layout includes 4 bedrooms, plus study, 3 bathrooms and upstairs retreat.

Auction

Saturday 15th October at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 1-1.30pm

Contact

Antony Woodley 0421 286 741 Kathy Malcolm 0416 279 966

Web

www.532barkersroadhawthorneast.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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HAwTHORn EAST 1a Laurel Court Perfectly located in a quiet and beautiful tree-lined court off Harcourt Street in one of Boroondara’s most prestigious areas -this charming brick home c1950 is presented in excellent condition throughout but also offers an exceptional opportunity to update/extend or build your dream home (STCA). The interior comprises living, adjacent dining, modern kitchen, bathroom & laundry, 2 bedrooms; vine clad terrace & private garden. Features include Bosch stove, R/C air-conditioner, w/tank, 2 storage sheds, front/ rear garages with driveway access via Harcourt Street.

Auction

Saturday 22nd October at 10am

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm

Contact

Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766 Matthew Elder 0408 052 406

Web

www.1alaurelcourthawthorneast.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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HAWTHORn eAST 22 Denmark Hill Road This classic Hawthorn brick Victorian residence c1890 boasts a distinctive façade and the wonderful characteristics of its era plus future potential to renovate and extend out or up (STCA) to complement today’s family lifestyle. The interior features ornate period detailing, wide arched hallway, formal sitting room (marble OFP & bay window), four bedrooms, bathroom, separate dining, modern kitchen and openplan living/dining leading to an external laundry and deep rear garden. Incl OFPs, sundry storage sheds, ROW. Land: 938sqm/10,098sqft (approx).

Auction

Saturday 15th October at 3.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2.45-3.15pm & Saturday 11.30-12noon

Contact

James Tostevin 0417 003 333 Joe Muinos 0423 222 043

Web

www.22denmarkhillroadhawthorneast.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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eLWOOd 308 Barkly Street At the prized beach end of Barkly Street, this cleverly renovated Federation semi offers a character rich contemporary environment from which to explore the lifestyle advantages of Melbourne’s original beachside playground. Positioned on the pair’s favourable northern side, an extended 3 bedroom floorplan of traditionally generous proportions enjoys leadlight windows, period OFPs and the modern practicality of open plan living/ dining with chic stone kitchen unfolding to alfresco dining and a garden courtyard with car access (ROW). Land 6.2m x 48m (approx)

Auction

Saturday 22nd October at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 2-2.30pm

Contact

Kaine Lanyon 0411 875 478 Sam Hobbs 0404 164 444

Web

www.308barklystreetelwood.com

Office

119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999

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SuRREy HiLLS 10 Bona Vista Avenue Historic Victorian residence “Bona Vista� features preserved period attributes and generous accommodation comprising wide arched hallway, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, study area, laundry (sep. WC), sewing room, formal sitting room, modern kitchen plus informal living/dining, Large garden includes a fully self-contained 1-bedroom cottage; perfect cul-desac location close Surrey Hills Village & Maling Road. Also includes Euro appliances, R/C air-con (Cottage), circular drive, carport+remote garage/workshop. Land: 977sqm/10,517sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 15th October at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2.45-3.15pm & Saturday 12.45-1.15pm

Contact

James Tostevin 0417 003 333 Geordie Dixon 0418 588 399

Web

www.10bonavistaavenuesurreyhills.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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SuRREy HillS 12 The Avenue Magnificently situated on a substantial garden allotment (1235.4sqm approx) offering potential city views, this glorious timber Edwardian residence delivers fabulous present day comfort with enormous scope to extend and update (STCA). Captivating period elegance and generous proportions are highlighted through wide Baltic pine hall, elegant sitting room, formal dining (OFP), four bedrooms, stylish bathroom, large capable European kitchen and casual dining room. Features ducted heating, powder-room, laundry with second shower.

Auction

Saturday 22nd October at 3.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 3-3.30pm & Saturday 12.30-1pm

Contact

Chris Barrett 0412 927 409 Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581

Web

www.12theavenuesurreyhills.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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SuRREy HiLLS 32 Chestnut Street Brilliantly designed residence features stunning lightfilled living/entertaining precincts, generous family accommodation includes 5 bedrooms, 2 powder rooms, 3 bathrooms, laundry, study, rumpus room, state-of-the-art kitchen+expansive living/dining area overlooking a terrace and azure blue in-ground pool. Luxurious appointments and amenities include intercom, Euro appliances, hydronic heating, zoned cooling, ducted vacuum, remote/two-car garage.

Auction

Saturday 15th October at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 12.30-1pm

Contact

Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581 Mark Sproule 0408 090 205

Web

www.32chestnutstreetsurreyhills.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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PORT MeLBOuRne 157 Cruikshank Street Re-born rather than merely renovated, this free standing Victorian’s luxuriously large living/dining areas feature a superb Caesar-stone and Smeg kitchen and flow out to Merbau decking that basks in northern light. Two downstairs and two upstairs bedrooms, including seductive main bedroom with sunny balcony, share a fabulous Italian porcelain bathroom on each level. A central study/retreat adds to the upstairs appeal. Reverse cycle heating/cooling throughout. Over-size single garage concludes a great location.

Auction

Saturday 22nd October at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 6.30-7pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm

Contact

Simon Gowling 0422 234 644 Kaine Lanyon 0411 875 478

Web

www.157cruikshankstreetportmelbourne.com

Office

119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999

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MiddLe PArK 60 Hambleton Street Contemporary spaces of significant style define this alluring Victorian close to Middle Park Primary School, Mills Street trams, Armstrong Street cafes and the beach. Living/dining areas and a marble kitchen complemented by polished concrete floors open to a romantic courtyard that concludes with pedestrian right-of-way. Two bedrooms and a stylish central bathroom complete downstairs dimensions below a study/TV den and upstairs main bedroom with ensuite and roof-top retreat that sees the city. Surround yourself with style.

Auction

Sunday 23rd October at 1.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 12-12.30pm & Thursday 5-5.30pm & Saturday 2.30-3pm

Contact

Oliver Bruce 0409 856 599 Kaine Lanyon 0411 875 478

Web

www.60hambletonstreetmiddlepark.com

Office

119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999

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POrt MELBOurnE 606/55 Beach Street From the light-filled spaces of this 3 bedroom 2 bathroom ‘Marine’ apartment a wall of windows and wrap around balconies make the most of stunning outlooks over the bay & city. Free from the risk of being built out, the backdrop is completely captivating. Large living & dining areas are complemented by polished floors & an open-plan kitchen while seamless access to a terrace creates an unforgettable indoor-outdoor impact. Heating/cooling, separate laundry, security entrance, 2 separate car garaging & storage cage add further reasons to revel in a fabulous address moments from Bay Street.

Auction

Sunday 23rd October at 11.30am

Inspect

Wednesday 5-5.30pm Saturday 12-12.30pm

Contact

Oliver Bruce 0409 856 599 Kehren Eade 0419 395 614

Web

www.606-55beachstreetportmelbourne.com

Office

119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999

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PRAHRAn 34 Chatsworth Road Brilliantly transformed c1890’s Victorian residence showcases exceptional elegance and distinctive contemporary style. American oak floors flow through arched hallway to sitting room (OFP), main bedroom (OFP/ WIR/en-suite), two further bedrooms, bathroom and sensational Smeg kitchen opening to northern courtyard. Generous living/dining (OFP) opens to spectacular garden featuring pool and “stables” incorporating double garage and recreation room, kitchenette and bathroom. Features hydronic heating, RC/air-con, security, audio system.

Auction

Tuesday 25th October at 6.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 6.30-7pm & Saturday 2-2.30pm

Contact

Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913 Peter Bennison 0418 332 864

Web

www.34chatsworthroadprahran.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au 200 The weekly review \ october 5, 2011


MeLBOuRne 3002/368 St Kilda Road Luxuriously proportioned and lavishly appointed, this sensational 315sqm corner sub penthouse in the coveted Royal Domain Tower commands utterly breathtaking views over the Domain through spectacular living and entertaining spaces with corner balcony, state of the art Gaggenau kitchen, magnificent main bedroom with balcony, WIR and marble en-suite, two additional bedrooms with marble en-suites and BIRs. Features ducted heating/cooling, video security, powder-room, laundry and 3x carparks plus access to pool, gym and golf range.

Auction

Thursday 20th October at 7pm

Inspect

Wednesday & Saturday 2-2.30pm

Contact

Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271 Mary Dowling 0438 098 888

Web

www.3002-368stkildaroadmelbourne.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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TOORAk 4/62 Heyington Place Exceptional proportions and an elite location highlight the immediate appeal and enormous refurbishment potential of this gracious town residence. Private courtyard precedes wide entrance hall, generous sitting room (marble OFP), study, well-equipped kitchen with casual dining and formal dining opening to north facing terrace. Main bedroom (ensuite/WIR) is complemented by two further bedrooms, BIRs, balcony, second bathroom and large living downstairs with kitchenette/bar. Features ducted heating, laundry, double carport.

Auction

Saturday 22nd October at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1.30-2pm & Saturday 10-10.30am

Contact

Chris Barrett 0412 927 409 Peter Bennison 0418 332 864

Web

www.4-62heyingtonplacetoorak.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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ARMAdAlE 19 Glassford Street delightful c1910’s solid brick Edwardian residence combines period allure with stylish contemporary comfort. Inviting light filled interior is highlighted by high ceilings through arched hallway, elegant sitting room (marble OFP), main bedroom with marble en-suite/BIR, two further bedrooms (BIRs) and second marble bathroom. Natural light streams through spacious living/dining room with well equipped European kitchen opening to north-facing garden. Features 1.85 kw solar power, ducted heating, RC/ air-conditioning, OSP via ROW.

Auction

Saturday 15th October at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 11.30-12noon

Contact

dean Gilbert 0418 994 939 Peter Bennison 0418 332 864

Web

www.19glassfordstreetarmadale.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au 202 The weekly review \ october 5, 2011


cANTeRBuRy 5 Golding Street Inspired design, exquisite finish and superior quality craftsmanship. This luxuriously renovated Victorian just a short walk from Maling Road, offers superbly sophisticated 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom family accommodation. High ceilings and period open fires are now accompanied by handsome marble bathrooms, a hidden study and stunning open plan living/ dining spaces with Alba marble/ Miele kitchen and floating media unit with horizon fire. Alfresco deck with built in BBQ/ wine fridge, landscaped garden, remote OSP x2.

Auction

Saturday 22nd October at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 11-11.30am

Contact

Nick Ptak 0413 370 442 Nicholas Franzmann 0412 247 175

Web

www.5goldingstreetcanterbury.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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cANTeRBuRy 6 Victoria Avenue Often cited as the prettiest street in canterbury in the heart of the Golden Mile; 6 Victoria Ave has a wide street frontage with a charming edwardian four bedroom brick home, with formal and informal living, in ground pool and two car garage in an english garden setting. The home offers great potential for renovation or start anew in a premier location, with easy access to the iconic Maling Road, public transport, parks and leading private schools. Land size: 21.95m x 40.24m or 72ft x 132ft (approx.)

Auction

Saturday 22nd October at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm

Contact

DĂŠisrĂŠe Wakim 0412 226 366 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

Web

www.6victoriaavenuecanterbury.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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MAlvERn 31 Cummins Grove The enduring period charm, pleasing proportions and coveted cul-de-sac location of this solid brick Edwardian residence highlights its immediate livability and future potential to renovate/extend (STCA). Baltic pine flows through wide hallway to two bedrooms (BIRs), bright bathroom, generous light-filled living and dining rooms, well equipped kitchen and casual living room opening to private northwest courtyard garden with gate to Milton Gray Reserve. Features heating, laundry, 2nd toilet and garden shed.

Auction

Saturday 15th October at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 12-12.30pm

Contact

James Tomlinson 0408 350 684 April Perry 0432 516 604

Web

www.31cumminsgrovemalvern.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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MAlvERn 2 Glendearg Grove A sheer delight in every respect, this solid brick Edwardian residence marries period elegance with contemporary style. Baltic pine flows through l-shaped hallway to elegant sitting room (OFP), main bedroom with OFP and en-suite/ BIR, study (second bedroom) (BIR) and upstairs, two further bedrooms and sleek bathroom. Gourmet European kitchen with stone benches and light filled living/dining open to northwest courtyard. Features hydronic heating, alarm, evaporative cooling, laundry, 3rd toilet, roof storage, carport via ROW.

Auction

Saturday 15th October at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 11-11.30am

Contact

Heather Elder 0413 273 079 James Tomlinson 0408 350 684

Web

www.2glendearggrovemalvern.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au 204 The weekly review \ october 5, 2011


MALVeRn 31 edsall Street A captivating double-fronted Victorian in coveted walk-to everything lifestyle location off Glenferrie Road featuring a large light-filled open-plan kitchen, living & dining with picture windows and sliding doors providing lovely garden vistas. An arched hallway is flanked by a formal living room (marble OFP), three bedrooms (main/WIR/ensuite), stylish bathroom and laundry. This delightful home also features period attributes, polished floors, S/S dishwasher, R/C airconditioner, OFPs, private rear garden, OSP. Land: 470sqm (approx).

Auction

Saturday 22nd October at 1pm

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 11-11.30am

Contact

Anthony Reis 0417 352 774 John Morrisby 0411 875 476

Web

www.31edsallstreetmalvern.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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MALVeRn 27 Shaftesbury Avenue Impressive new town residence by Canonbury Homes blends timeless elegance and consummate designer style. Generous proportions and solid oak floors are introduced through wide entrance to sitting room, study and fabulous living and dining room with sublime state of the art Miele kitchen opening to north–facing courtyard. Main bedroom with BIR/WIR and designer ensuite is accompanied by two further bedrooms (BIRs) and bathroom. Features ducted heating/cooling, ducted vacuum, alarm, video-intercom, irrigation system, laundry, remote control double garage.

Auction

Saturday 15th October at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 10.15-10.45am

Contact

John Manton 0411 444 930 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

Web

www.27shaftesburyavenuemalvern.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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mALveRn eAST 87 Argyll Street This late 1950s family home offers lifestyle and investment appeal plus an outstanding opportunity to take it to the next level capitalizing on the northern rear aspect. Well presented interior comprises hallway, two bedrooms (BIRs), bathroom, L-shaped living/dining room (gas heater, R/C airconditioner), updated kitchen/meals with handy concealed laundry opening to a Wisteria-clad covered outdoor entertaining area plus separate two bedroom bungalow (R/C air-conditioners), WC and, carport+tandem/OSP.

Auction

Saturday 15th October at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

Contact

Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

Web

www.87argyllstreetmalverneast.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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mALveRn eAST 1a Serrell Street This gracious solid brick late edwardian residence’s blend of period charm, generous proportions and light-filled modern comfort exudes enticing family appeal. Baltic pine entrance hall flows through to inviting sitting room and formal dining boasting OFPs and ornate ceilings, three good sized bedrooms, bathroom and powder-room. The spacious sun drenched living/dining room and pristine european kitchen open to private northwest garden. Features ducted heating, RC/air-conditioning, irrigation, laundry, 2xOSP.

Auction

Saturday 22nd October at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 10-10.30am

Contact

Joanna nairn 0419 994 664 matthew Wassylko 0412 793 544

Web

www.1aserrellstreetmalverneast.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au 206 The weekly review \ october 5, 2011


KEW 28 Hutchinson Drive Recently refurbished throughout this contemporary twostorey family residence offers a in sought after, familyfriendly location with interior featuring tiled entrance foyer, main bedroom (WIR/ensuite), spacious living/dining room, powder room, laundry and generous open-plan kitchen/dining/living. Upstairs: tree-top views to ranges, 3 bedrooms (BIRs), bathroom. Conveniently situated close to the Eastern Freeway, Kew Junction, Yarra Bend parklands and transport. Features include ducted heating/cooling, remote/double garage (I/A).

Auction

Saturday 15th October at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 10.45-11.15am

Contact

Geordie Dixon 0418 588 399 Kierra Hagedorn 0432 737 911

Web

www.28hutchinsondrivekew.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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KEW 29 Wrixon Street Beautiful Victorian residence ‘Trennant’ (c1888) boasting an interesting history & desirable Sackville Ward location showcasing ornate period features and generously proportioned rooms. Interior features arched hallway, black/ white tiles & Baltic Pine floors, formal living & dining, 4 bedrooms (BIR’s),, 2 bathrooms & laundry, plus kitchen/ dining/living room with potential to renovate overlooks a private in-ground pool & paved outdoor area. Features incl. marble OFPs, ducted heating and cooling, cellar+underhouse storage, water tanks, remote carport+OSP. Land: 746sqm/8,038sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 8th October at 3.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday from 3pm

Contact

Joe Muinos 0423 222 043 Geordie Dixon 0418 588 399

Web

www.29wrixonstreetkew.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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mOnT AlBERT nORTH 53 Allison Road Delightful elevated family home in ultra convenient location featuring eye-catching rendered façade, newly landscaped gardens and refurbished interior including new carpets comprising entrance foyer, expansive open-plan kitchen/dining/living room leading to a large deck and deep rear garden providing a super precinct for entertaining family and friends; plus four bedrooms (BIRs, main/WIR/ ensuite) or 3+study, family bathroom and laundry. Features include ducted heating, S/S appliances R/C air-conditioners (2) & OSP.

Auction

Saturday 15th October at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 1.45-2.15pm

Contact

Stuart Evans 0402 067 710 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

Web

www.53allisonroadmontalbertnorth.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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CAmBERWEll 227 Highfield Road An allotment of some 880sqm surrounds this four bedroom plus study Californian, suggesting that, in addition to enjoying and extending today’s family friendly floor-plan, a range of re-development or new home site options can be considered close to lynden Park. Today’s spaces include inviting formal and family living/dining domains arranged around a central kitchen and adjoining meals area. To the rear, a garden backdrop that highlights the luxury of land size is further advantaged by sunny north westerly aspects.

Auction

Saturday 22nd October at 3.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 12.15-12.45pm

Contact

Jason Brinkworth 0416 006 282 Désirée Wakim 0412 336 266

Web

www.227highfieldroadcamberwell.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au 208 The weekly review \ october 5, 2011


gLEn IRIS 42 Vincent Street Designed by Merchant Builders to capture northern light, this immaculate family home offers comfort plus scope to update or rebuild (STCA) within walking distance to Central Park and Harold Holt Pool. Sitting room with adjoining dining flows through to contemporary kitchen featuring stone benches overlooking casual living and dining area. Main bedroom with WIR and en-suite, study, three further bedrooms (BIRs) and second bathroom. Ducted heating, air-conditioning, alarm and double garage. Land: 648sqm/6973sqft (Approx)

Auction

Saturday 22nd October at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 1-1.30pm

Contact

Heather Elder 0413 273 079 James Tomlinson 0408 350 684

Web

www.42vincentstreetgleniris.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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gLEn IRIS 21 White Street Stunning timber Edwardian residence matches period elegance with modern comfort in a sensational garden and pool setting. Baltic pine hallway leads through to exceptionally spacious living/dining area and bright modern kitchen opening to spectacular deep north facing landscaped garden with solar heated pool. Main bedroom (BIR, OFP and en-suite) is complemented by two double bedrooms, OFPs, designer bathroom and study. Features ducted heating, air-conditioner, alarm, video intercom, auto gates, carport. Land: 660sqm/7100sqft (approx).

Auction

Saturday 15th October at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 12-12.30pm

Contact

Heather Elder 0413 273 079 Rae Tomlinson 0418 336 234

Web

www.21whitestreetgleniris.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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gleN iriS 8 great Valley road A secluded setting surrounded by tall trees creates a beautiful oasis for this captivating 1920s residence blending classic character and contemporary style for superior quality indoor/outdoor living and entertaining. Unique period features, luxury appointments and stunning design elements combine throughout this lifestyle sanctuary with heated pool/spa. Near schools, shops, parks and transport. Boasts four bedrooms (retreat), study, formal sitting, lounge, open plan dining and living, home cinema/ games, Miele kitchen, three bathrooms, double carport.

Auction

Saturday 22nd October at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & 6-6.30pm & Saturday 12.45-1.15pm

Contact

John Morrisby 0411 875 476 Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058

Web

www.8greatvalleyroadgleniris.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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gleN iriS 73 Summerhill road The enduring appeal of this solid brick Deco residence’s blend of period charm and family comfort provides immediate enjoyment. Deco ceilings and leadlight windows add distinctive character to sitting and formal dining rooms (2xOFPs), study, three double bedrooms (Birs) and two bright bathrooms. Well equipped kitchen with 90cm european oven and light-filled living and dining room open to a deep northeast garden. Features ducted heating, alarm, laundry, garage. land: 685sqm (approx).

Auction

Saturday 22nd October at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 1.15-1.45pm

Contact

James redfern 0412 360 667 Jason Brinkworth 0416 006 282

Web

www.73summerhillroadgleniris.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au 210 The weekly review \ october 5, 2011


GLEn iRiS 28 Wills Street A substantial allotment with north-facing rear aspects complements this four bedroom, two bathroom Californian, a home that has served the present owners with success for over 30 years. Prospects for continued family appeal, as well as options for further extending or adopting a development approach, STCA, define this exceptional opportunity. Today’s inviting spaces include generous living/dining, separate lounge and large classic kitchen. Proximity to Gardiner station and several schools enhances a rewarding result. Land: 630sqm (approx).

Auction

Saturday 22nd October at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 2-2.30pm

Contact

Cameron Edgoose 0438 064 212 Walter Dodich 0413 262 655

Web

www.28willsstreetgleniris.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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SOuTHbAnk/mELbOuRnE 1808/250 St kilda Road boasting 2 terraces with spectacular city & botanic garden views, this refurbished sub penthouse at The melburnian features exceptionally spacious open plan entertaining areas, miele appointed kitchen, master bedroom with dressing room & en-suite, 2nd double bedroom & 2nd bathroom, sep powder-room & laundry with parking for 3 vehicles. The melburnian features private gardens, pool & gym complex, meeting rooms & 24hr concierge.

Expressions of Interest Close Tuesday 25th October at 5pm Inspect

Wednesday 3-3.30pm & Thursday 6-6.30pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm

Contact

mary Dowling 0438 098 888 marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271

Web

www.1808-250stkildaroadmelbourne.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Conj

Jenny Gould 0425 737 037

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HAWTHORn EAST 9 King Street While a first glance reveals the undeniable romance of this charming 4 bedroom Edwardian only by exploring its inviting interior proportions do you discover outdoor dimensions where surprising size is complemented by sunny northerly rear aspects. Sought after proximity to Camberwell junction complements a four bedroom floorplan that features a central dining room and well organized kitchen leading to light-filled family living/dining. The lowmaintenance backdrop includes large garage and additional off street parking.

Auction

Saturday 22nd October at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12.45-1.15pm & Saturday 3.45-4.15pm

Contact

Walter Dodich 0413 262 655 Ericka Wong 0411 472 849

Web

www.9kingstreethawthorneast.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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HAWTHORn EAST 23 Rathmines Road This lovely double-fronted Victorian residence enjoys close proximity to the private school precinct and Auburn Village. Presented in very good order throughout it offers a wonderful opportunity to renovate/extend the home (STCA) in keeping with today’s family lifestyle. Interior comprises wide arched hallway, 3 bedrooms (BIRs), bathroom, large formal sitting room & modern kitchen opening to an expansive north-facing informal living/dining room & laundry. Features include classic period attributes, ducted heating, R/C air-conditioners, sundry sheds, OSP from Bayview Avenue.

Auction

Saturday 15th October at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm

Contact

Stuart Evans 0402 067 710 Mark Dayman 0409 342 462

Web

www.23rathminesroadhawthorneast.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au 212 The weekly review \ october 5, 2011


SuRREy HIllS 275 Mont Albert Road This alluring attic-style Edwardian residence in a sought after location offers a wonderful opportunity to enhance/ extend the classic interior with northern aspects (STCA). Featuring a beautiful façade with leadlight bay windows & traditional accommodation comprising formal living & dining rooms, 3 bedrooms – 2 upstairs with retreat/ study area & balconies, modern bathroom & kitchen/meals (WIP+cellar), laundry, separate WC, private leafy garden with mature trees. Includes ducted heating, roof storage, remote/garage.

Auction

Saturday 22nd October at 3.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 2.45-3.15pm

Contact

Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

Web

www.275montlabertroadsurreyhills.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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SuRREy HIllS 50 Durham Road Attractive family home in the leafy English Counties precinct featuring wisteria-clad entry, immaculate interior comprising 3 bedrooms, (main/WIR/ensuite), bathroom+euro laundry, generous open-plan living/dining featuring parquetry floors, Cathedral ceilings and loads of natural light plus stylish kitchen flowing to a superb outdoor entertaining area, verandah (built-in gas bbq) & paving surrounding a solar/heated I/G pool. Also includes alarm, S/S appliances, split-system air-conditioners, ducted heating, remote garage/storage+OSP.

Auction

Saturday 15th October at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 10.45-11.15am

Contact

Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581 Mark Sproule 0408 090 205

Web

www.50durhamroadsurreyhills.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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SuRRey HIllS 42a Kingston Road An attractive replica Victorian-style residence boasting desired period features complemented by the benefits of modern architectural design providing deceptively generous family living/entertaining areas over two levels. Featuring formal/informal living/dining, stylish granite/euro kitchen, music room/study, covered deck and garden with cubbyhouse and automatic self-cleaning, solar-heated in-ground pool; 5 bedrooms, 2 ensuites, bathroom, laundry. Includes alarm, ducted heating/cooling, R/C air-conditioners, carport+tandem/OSP.

Auction

Saturday 15th October at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 1.15-1.45pm

Contact

Andrew Gibbons 0407 577 007 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

Web

www.42akingstonroadsurreyhills.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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SOuTH yARRA 5/7 Cromwell Road Perfectly positioned in the heart of South yarra, and at the rear of this modern complex, this faultlessly presented stylish contemporary townhouse features entrance foyer, powder room, open-plan granite/Blanco kitchen/dining/ living flowing to a sunny & leafy courtyard. A staircase with sky windows leads to three good-sized bedrooms, main with WIR/ensuite and balcony plus second bathroom with concealed laundry and separate WC. Other features include intercom/security entrance, alarm, marble tiled bathrooms, R/C air-conditioners and carport.

Auction

Sunday 9th October at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 3-3.30pm & Sunday from 11am

Contact

Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058 Stuart evans 0402 067 710

Web

www.5-7cromwellroadsouthyarra.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

marshallwhite.com.au 214 The weekly review \ october 5, 2011


SOuTH yARRA 15/247 Willimas Road Striking 2nd level apartment’s stylish light-filled dimensions provide an enviable lifestyle near Toorak & Hawksburn Villages. Dark solid timber floors flow through gourmet European kitchen boasting marble benches & generous living & dining space opening to sunny balcony. Bright & spacious main bedroom with marble en-suite & BIR is accompanied by a 2nd bedroom, stylish bathroom & study area opening to 2nd balcony. Feat ducted heating/cooling, Euro-laundry, double-glazing, security intercom, lift, carpark and storage cage.

Auction

Saturday 22nd October at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 10-10.30am

Contact

James Tomlinson 0408 350 684 April Perry 0432 516 604

Web

www.15-247williamsroadsouthyarra.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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KEW 3 yarra street

PRESTIGIOUSLY POSITIONED WITH GLAMOUR & GRACE Standing tall & proud in a Studley Park dress-circle setting, this home is highlighted with a funky edge. Glamorously detailed & exceptionally proportioned family spaces include a lounge & dining room perfect for formal entertaining, inviting family room, kitchen/meals, rumpus, pool, custom-designed cabinetry & gorgeous aspects of the lush surroundings.

| AUCTION INSPECT CONTACT AGENT IN CONJ.

www.garypeer.com.au 348 orrong road, caulfield north, 3161

| Saturday 22nd October 3.00 Thurs 12.30-1.00pm Darren Krongold 0438 515 433 Sally Zelman 0412 294 488 Fletchers - Hawthorn 9090 8370 Belinda Anderson 0413 811 991

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TOORAK 11 Scotsburn Grove This elegant period family residence with north/south tennis court and mature garden surrounds on large allotment of 1350m2 (approx) is perfectly positioned in this private cul de sac. Comprising entrance hall, formal lounge with OFP opening to western terrace, formal dining, sep study with garden outlook, kitchen with huge meals area opening to family room also with OFP, downstairs bedroom and bathroom. Upstairs: Charming master bedroom suite with Nth terrace, ensuite and WIR, 2 further BRs and family bathroom. Double garage and cellar, ducted heat/cool and security system. 216 The weekly review \ october 5, 2011

Auction View Call Office

Saturday 22nd October at 11.00am (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday & Saturday 2.00 - 2.45pm Andrew Smith 0413 309 605 Jeremy Fox 0418 339 650 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000

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TOORAK 13 Edzell Avenue Imposing, beautifully renovated and light filled family residence, set in stunning garden surrounds, opens to private north facing rear garden with inground pool. Land: 922m2. Comprising: Entry hall, formal lounge, separate dining, kitchen/meals area, informal sitting room opening to garden and study. Upstairs: 5 generous bedrooms, ensuite to master, walk in robes and built in robes and main bathroom. Other features include hydronic heating, air conditioning, double lockup garage and full security.

Auction View Web Call Office

Saturday 22nd October at 12.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday & Saturday 12.00 - 12.45pm www.13edzellavenuetoorak.com.au Anthony Grimwade 0418 382 226 Jeremy Fox 0418 339 650 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000

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TOORAK 103 Canterbury Road This stunning new architect designed ultra contemporary 3 level residence which has been finished to the highest standard is minutes walk to Toorak Village and offers open plan formal lounge and dining rooms, brilliant chef’s kitchen with butler’s pantry, separate casual meals and living zones both opening to alfresco outdoor entertainment, lap pool and private courtyard. Upstairs: 4 large BRs, main with large fitted WIR and ensuite, 3 further BRs all with ensuites, study/5th BR and laundry. Large home theatre, billiard room, cellar, gym, 4 car garage, zoned audio system, c-bus lighting, heat/cool, security and lift. 218 The weekly review \ october 5, 2011

Expressions of Interest Closing Friday 4th November at 1.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) View Wednesday & 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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SOUTH YARRA 2/68 Walsh Street This stunning new contemporary apartment, 1 of only 2 elevated and designed to capture enormous northern and western light, is situated in one of South Yarra’s most desirable locations within a short walk of the Botanic Gardens, shops and restaurants. Comprising lift access opening to formal lounge opening to west facing balcony, kitchen/meals, informal sitting room opening to Nth facing terrace with built in BBQ, 3 spacious BRs all with ensuite bathrooms and WIRs/BIRs, study, 3 car basement garage, storage, heated floors and reverse cycle heat/air cond.

Auction View Web Call Office

Saturday 22nd October at 1.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) Wed & Sat 1.00 - 1.45pm, Thurs 6.00 -6.30pm www.2-68walshstreetsouthyarra.com.au Jeremy Fox 0418 339 650 Mark Wridgway 0419 510 777 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000

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SOUTH YARRA 21 Pasley Street South “Rosemont� Fabulous double fronted Hawthorn brick Victorian in this most prized location only metres to over 100 acres of parkland. Comprising entrance hall to 3 double bedrooms, master with ensuite, studio/office, central bathroom, bright and spacious living open to well-appointed kitchen and dining, double doors to inground pool and low maintenance garden ideal for entertaining. Easy off street parking at front, open fireplaces, marble mantels, ducted heating and security superbly positioned to Fawkner Park, Toorak Road shops, St Kilda Road and the city. 220 The weekly review \ october 5, 2011

Auction Saturday 22nd October at 11.00am (Unless Sold Prior) View Wednesday & Saturday 11.00 - 11.30am Call Anthony Grimwade 0418 382 226 Warwick Anderson 0418 320 873 Office 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000

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MALVERN EAST 429 Wattletree Road Beautifully presented solid brick Edwardian home with fabulous street appeal set on over 1000m2 of land with Nth rear aspect, walking distance to Central Park. This large property encompasses a comfortable home & a quality floor plan, while offering an exceptional opportunity to update already generous accommodation. Features 2 formal rooms, 4 bedrooms, sep kitchen, family room extension & double garage. Superbly located, a stone’s throw to Central Park, local village shops, trams and Melbourne’s finest private schools such as Korowa and Caulfield Grammar. Land 20.16 x 50.40m approx.

Auction Saturday 22nd October at 11.00am (Unless Sold Prior) View Wednesday & Saturday 2.00 - 2.30pm Call Mark Wridgway 0419 510 777 Michael Ebeling 0418 338 811 Office 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000

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DOCKLANDS 130 Newquay Promenade Mesmerising views over Victoria Harbour to the city complement this just completed Docklands residence. Light-filled upstairs living/dining with majestic balcony is served by a stunning Gaggenau equipped open-plan kitchen. To the rear, a north-facing study/lounge opens to elegant terrace dimensions, outdoor kitchen and seductive plunge pool. Downstairs bedroom with ensuite and its own terrace sets the standard for two opulent top floor bedrooms, each with its own suite. Swift, silent lift to all floors, temperature controlled wine room, three car garage. Nothing could be finer. 222 The weekly review \ october 5, 2011

Expressions of Interest Closing Thursday 10th November 5pm View By Appointment Call Gerald Betts 0418 371 855 Simon Jones 0418 531 243 Office 133 Victoria Avenue, Albert Park 9699 7222

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ALBERT PARK 136 Beaconsfield Parade The scope to renovate and extend (STCA) in a Beaconsfield Parade address takes ‘opportunity’ to a new level of desirability. This three bedroom, two bathroom Victorian conveys considerable appeal throughout entirely serviceable spaces. A sitting room that sees the beach is complemented by central living and dining areas and a previously updated kitchen. Basement rumpus room could be readily converted to a cellar while a north facing courtyard and carport conclude with convenient right-of-way. The location needs no further explanation!

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Saturday 22nd October at 11.30am Wednesday 12.30pm - 1.00pm & Saturday 11.30 - 12.oopm Gerald Betts 0418 371 855 Simon Jones 0418 531 243 133 Victoria Avenue, Albert Park 9699 7222

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ALBERT PARK 36 Moubray Street Located in a prime Albert Park location, this magnificent period terrace is perfect for future renovation (STCA) to create a magnificent family home. Rarely do we find a residence with morning light, a sunny west facing private rear yard and rear street access. Comprising a huge formal dining room, lounge room with original fireplace, period features and central courtyard. Upstairs is a master bedroom with a leafy aspect and balcony, ensuite bathroom, 2 bedrooms and main bathroom. With lots of original charm and a large amount of space, this is truly an exquisite property. 224 The weekly review \ october 5, 2011

Auction Saturday 22nd October at 1.00pm View Wednesday 1.00pm - 1.30pm & Saturday 12.00 - 12.30pm Call Robert Marden 0412 381 841 Simon Jones 0418 531 24 Gerald Betts 0418 371 855 Office 133 Victoria Avenue, Albert Park 9699 7222

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LITTLE RIVER 985 Little River-Ripley Road Mt Rothwell Estate (Circa 1873) Historic Bluestone Victorian Italianate Mansion of 22 rooms offering character and charm boasting grand halls, dining room, guest wing, elegant bathrooms, up to 8 BRs, large billiard room and ladies withdrawing room, meticulously restored and renovated. Situated on 124 ha - 306 ac (approx). Inc. 2 other houses, outbuildings and an airstrip. Grand family home with possible uses including horse stud, winery or reception centre. Sweeping views of Brisbane Ranges, You Yangs, Macedon Ranges & Melbourne Skyline. Just 35 mins drive to Melb and 25 mins to Geelong.

Expressions of Interest Closing Monday 31st October at 5.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) Call Warwick Anderson 0418 320 873 Peter Lindeman 0418 525 609 Office 1/50 Hitchcock Ave, Barwon Heads 5254 1688

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KYNETON 17 Flynns Lane Highly desirable Euroka designed by renowned architects Rothe Lowman is a captivating contemporary modern home surrounded by private gardens on 5 acres. North facing with abundance of natural light and beautiful vistas. Fabulous entertaining areas inc lounge with French cheminée, separate dining with substantial outdoor entertainment. 4 bedrooms main with ensuite plus powder room and bathroom in guest wing. Natural gas heat, tank water and bore, double garage, vergola system, and storage shed. Walking distance to Piper St and 3 mins to the township.

Auction View Call Office

Saturday 15th October at 3.00pm (Unless Sold Prior)) Wednesday & Saturday 2.00 - 2.30pm Rick Lander 0408 571 485 Matthew Bourke 0448 271 880 124 High Street Woodend 5427 1222 rtedgar.com.au

MUST BE SOLD ALL OFFERS CONSIDERED

TOORAK 19 Washington Street

MALVERN 1/246 Wattletree Road

Charming English style townhouse just a stroll away from Toorak Village and Como Park. Entrance hall with powder room, west facing lounge with OFP, dining with sitting/study area and Nth facing kitchen. Upstairs: 3 BRs with BIRs and main bathroom. West facing courtyard, single garage plus OSP and ducted heating.

‘Deceased Estate’ Spacious ground floor residence with open plan living opening onto North facing courtyard. 2 bedrooms + study, 2 bathrooms + powder room, Miele kitchen with Ceasarstone benches, 2 car spaces and heat/cool. Close to Malvern Central, Glenferrie Road shops, Milton Grey Reserve and transport.

Auction View Call Office

Private Sale View Wednesday & Saturday 12.00 - 12.30pm Call Mark Wridgway 0419 510 777 Michael Ebeling 0418 338 811 Office 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 rtedgar.com.au

Saturday 22nd October at 12.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday 12.00 - 12.30pm & Saturday 11.00 - 11.30am Lauren Tarrant 0419 045 566 Warwick Anderson 0418 320 873 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 rtedgar.com.au

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Showcasing an elegant design that few residences can summon, this family oasis boasts an immediate impression of sophisticated style fused with a modern smart design. It’s ideally placed close to every necessity with parks, schools and shops only a stone’s throw away. A stunning character facade opens onto a grand entrance highlighting the exemplary finishes and high end European fixtures throughout. Crafted to exacting standards, this exquisite residence is a superb example of contemporary living in a family friendly environment moments to the Freeway allowing for easy access to the CBD.

Saturday 15th October at 12noon View Thurs 1-1.30pm & Sat 11-11.30am Frank Perri 0414 680 483 Annalise Mastrangelo 0402 357 727 Ray White Manningham 5/259 Blackburn Road 8841 2000 raywhitemanningham.com

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173 TOORONGA ROAD, GLEN IRIS

‘LLANFYNGE’ - AN IMPOSING VICTORIAN MANSION On the Malvern border, this beautiful home (c1890) has 13 substantial rooms, a complete array of intact period features and whilst eminently comfortable now, offers clear potential to restore to its former magnificence.

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Geelong 18 Eastern Beach Road A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity right on Eastern Beach

Expressions of Interest close 21 October 2011 at 12pm

Opportunity of a lifetime in the tightly held residential precinct of Eastern Beach! Beyond its 1920’s Spanish Mission facade this meticulously renovated 3-level home provides an elevated standard of modern living, with 4 bedrooms, multiple living areas and uninterrupted views over the bustling beachside, yacht club and across the Bay to the You Yangs. Nothing has been overlooked in the creation of this remarkable home, from the lustrous Tasmanian Oak floors and Caesarstone kitchen, to the top level ‘apartment’ with bedroom, tiled bathroom, kitchenette/study and fantastic living area opening to a return balcony with panoramic Bay views. This is your chance to own a piece of Geelong’s history and its future!

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Anthony Farmer 0409 476 714 Dale Whitford 0417 500 576

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