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as advanced as we’re supposed to be, human beings spend anywhere from two to four times as many hours working. Australians have 129 million days of annual leave owing. That is un-Australian! Although there doesn’t appear to be a specific gene for laziness in animals, there are usually good reasons. Some animals need to conserve calories in the winter; others need to stay cool or warm. Lions can stay in the same spot without budging for 12 at a stretch – possibly mesmerised by Angelina Jolie’s right leg. But when they’re active, (maybe for three hours a day) they’re hunting, killing and eating, the rest of the time they’re digesting and filling in the approved tax rebate forms. Our problem as humans is that we often override our impulses to slow down. We drink coffee to keep us awake and switch on the air-conditioner if the heat is making us sluggish. And unlike squirrels, we want much more than we’ll need to get through just the one winter. \ boomboom@rachelberger.com

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\ PETER WILMOTH MEETs baby bOOMER aManda KELLER

INstINct Baby boomers: Amanda Keller and Mary Koustas answering for a generation.

a family for a while. We were busy travelling, and then we were the classic family that when you’re ready to start, it just doesn’t happen for you. “We were married 10 years before Liam was born. As we were trying, I almost imagined that if it happened for us that I’d be a different person. I pictured that I’d be infinitely patient and I’d love play. I’ve discovered a lot about myself. I thought I’d be a mixture of Mother Theresa and Edmund Hilary. “I found that you actually don’t change that much. Fundamentally, as a parent, you do change, suddenly you’re so vulnerable and suddenly you come last. You’re vulnerable to the fear. The world can hurt you all of a sudden, whereas before that if something terrible happened, it would happen and I’d deal with it or not … But suddenly you could easily be tortured by the universe. “But I’m still the same person and I still get cranky and tired and I’m still selfish. When they’re trying to practise musical instruments I ask can they be quiet please because I’ve got a headache. It was an ideal about how I’d be. I thought that it would change everything, and I’m not unhappy that it hasn’t, but it’s interesting that I’m still me in the through-line, and I don’t know whether that’s disappointing or not.” I suggest that being present, being around, in a child’s life is the most important thing. “I think it probably is. I do strange hours. I start very early in the morning but I’m here in the afternoon. Have a bit of an afternoon snooze. The kids come back from school and half an hour later I’m up and around.”

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eller’s working schedule means she can’t take a break during school holidays, so they sometimes take the kids out of school, which has caused some raised eyebrows among her listeners. “If I didn’t take them out of school I would never have a holiday with them.” She said on radio that she took her kids out of school for two weeks and got emails saying she was disrespectful of the school system, followed by a “tsunami” of supportive emails, including one from a parent who had taken their child out of school for two years and “now they’re a lawyer”. “We’re so busy now in our modern lives, just hanging out together – and it doesn’t have to be a fancy trip – just hanging out is what families desire and crave, and that’s the stuff that doesn’t come easily. “We used to get in the family car and travel to Adelaide to see our cousins, stay for four days and drive back again. That was our family holiday. We got rear-ended by a car and I had an ice-cream cone that went straight into my forehead. We’d be saying ‘Are we there yet’ and mum would have a bucket of

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manda Keller turned 50 on Saturday, February 25. She’s not unhappy about it, especially since her current TV gig is based around being a baby boomer on Channel Ten’s Talkin’ ’Bout Your Generation. The milestone is more an opportunity for self-reflection. “It never occurred to me that I was a baby boomer. I guess when they were doing auditions it must have been between me and Margaret Whitlam. (On the show) I had to answer questions about the Old Testament. I thought ‘Give me a break’. I took it as a bit of a joke, but now I’m at the shops and people go ‘There’s that baby boomer’.” This is a seriously funny woman with a big, throaty laugh you want to bottle. She’s good on any theme, which means she’s built for the multitopic world of morning radio, her other gig. Turning 50 is a great topic, given she’s Australia’s baby boomer-in-chief. I told Keller I look at photos of my dad when he was 28 and looked 50. “And my mum, at my age, in my mind, was an old lady,” Keller says. “Isn’t that a terrible thing to say? I wrote in my diary about what I’d be like at 40, that I’d be doing the ironing in a dressing gown in front of the telly, because that’s kind of my mum’s life.” Keller tells me why the potential unsettling effect of turning 50 will be ameliorated by being over the pain of a debilitating hip problem. “I had a hip replacement last March,” she says. “(Turning 50) is not going to touch the sides because I feel so much better now than I have for the last few years. Three years ago when I was walking along my hip started to hurt. It was arthritis and it escalated so badly to the point where I needed a hip replacement. And to be told that was hugely shocking and ageing. “I was in such pain, I was limping by the end. It just defined how I felt about myself for some time. It’s only after I’d had the operation and I stopped taking painkillers I felt like I’d come out from under water and I reclaimed myself. “My mum passed away six years ago. When the doctor opened me up and said I had hip dysplasia. I’d obviously been born with it but never knew. And I went through a big thing about missing my mother because that’s the sort of thing you phone your mum about. ‘Did you ever see me walking strangely?’ … ‘Oh mum, I’ve been through this terrible thing.’ So it was quite an upheaval. I’m finding I’m feeling more enthusiastic about my day.” I’m talking to Keller at her Sydney home that she shares with her partner of 22 years, Harley, a freelance producer/ director, and their two sons, Liam, 10, and Jack, eight. It is graced by some wonderful kitsch items she accumulated when she did a segment on Andrew Denton’s tonight show about strange things. She’s got a possibly rare Princess Anne cup (the Princess Royal is not noted for inspiring merchandise). “A friend of mine found it in a boot sale in Wales.” Not in sight but still revered for its usefulness is Safety Man, a square-jawed mannequin, which looked like Ridge from The Bold and the Beautiful. “You put it in your car so you wouldn’t be car-jacked and then you carried him around in a big cricket bag. You could choose a blond one, or a salt’n’pepper one or full black. He was at home for a long time. We had him in a tux.” It ain’t superstar stuff around the Keller household – she is a working mother whose kids have just started school, so there’s heaps to arrange, not to mention getting up at 4am every week morning to do a radio show. We talk about being a “later” parent. “We didn’t necessarily set out to be later parents. It didn’t occur to us to want to start

lollies between her feet and she’d chuck them back at us. And when the bucket was empty I’d then use that when I was car sick on the way home. It was useful there and back.” Keller grew up Brisbane but wound up in Sydney in her early 20s and studied with Andrew Denton at what is now Charles Sturt University. “I was doing communications, he was doing theatre media. I still don’t know what that means. We remained friends. When I was leaving Beyond 2000 he said, ‘Look, you’ve shown the serious side to your personality, why don’t you come and try something a bit different?’ ” After working together on television, they did radio together for a few years. “I still remember him calling me a fishwife. It was a friendship fuelled by abuse, I think, more than anything. We’ve always managed to make each other laugh. Some of the funniest things that have happened in my life have been with Andrew.” Keller has had a varied career with no “through-line”, no theme, she says. She began as a producer’s assistant on Simon Townsend’s Wonder World and was an on-air reporter on Ray Martin’s Midday Show. She spent six years doing science reports on Beyond 2000 before working with Denton for five successful years as a breakfast duo on Triple M. She now does a show on Sydney’s WSFM called My Generation. I asked whether, career-wise, it was better to be quite warm for 20 years rather than hot for two? “Is that a well-known phrase?” No, I say, I just made it up. “I like it very much.” She talks about the downside of media fame. “I remember watching Elle McFeast doing her television show and it struck me that it takes guts, particularly in this country, for women to put their head above the parapet and to take a risk. I don’t know what Melbourne’s like, but Sydney media can be so savage. A show and a reputation can be broken in a couple of paragraphs in our newspapers. “If a show gets axed, a lot of people delight in it. If a local post office closed, people would be outraged at the loss of jobs. People don’t care about that in our industry, it seems, even though it’s people paying mortgages and doing all of that.” And, she says, judgments on comedy are especially brutal. “If you are trying to make a drama and people don’t like it they go ‘Fair enough’ but if you are trying to make people laugh and they don’t like it they will just call for your blood.” It’s not surprising that someone as quirky as Keller would love Barry Manilow. “I went for Barry Manilow because he was so ordinary-looking. There’s always a group of girls that will go for the ugly Beatle. The ugly Monkee … (s). And it was only a certain sort of girl who would go for the hot one. They’ve got the confidence to think they deserve him. “When I was 46, a girlfriend and I from school who both loved Barry went to Vegas to see (him). Part of it was to celebrate our 30-year-friendship, but also because we were middle-aged molls, that life was OK. As much as we loved our mums we hadn’t become them. “We saw his show and we laughed and cried. And we stood up to dance and they wheeled in a whole lot of people in wheelchairs behind us and I said ‘Look I’m sorry, I’m not going to let this stop me’, so I blocked their view for the entire show.” Sometimes a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do. \ pwilmoth@theweeklyreview.com.au » Talkin’ ’Bout Your Generation screens on Wednesdays at 8pm on Channel Ten. We WelCome your feedbaCk @ www.theweeklyreview.com.au/interview march 7, 2012 \ The weekly review 7


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he other day, I drove the entire way through the Men do love roads, but they’re not the boss of them. Burnley Tunnel with a giant, angry semi right My dear old dad was talking about roads the moment he up my ginger. All I could see in my rear view died. He was sitting at the kitchen table with my uncle was his bull bar. But once, when that scary semi was having a coffee, and they were talking about which was far enough behind for me to catch sight of the driver in the best road to take home that day from Mildura. His the mirror, he shook his head at me, like I was being a heart gave up at that moment, so he never did make naughty, petulant little girl. that drive, but all through his life he knew his roads I was driving exactly on the limit. I was and his shortcuts but I don’t think he ever got a Is this leaving a suitable distance between me and the speeding ticket or yelled at another driver. who we are? car in front. I’m a mum-driver. I’m constantly So of course I know not all men lose People who aware of my responsibilities on the road and themselves and their manners when they’re as a member of a family that needs me. I’m behind the wheel, but the ones that do ruin it yell and not perfect in so many ways, but in all my for everyone else. They may keep their Melway scream? 20 or so years driving, I have never had a prang, pristine clean and in a precious place in the car, and I have never been guilty of bullying other as, apparently, that great big map of Melbourne drivers into going faster than they should. is to be respected. But women, not so much, especially My God, what is it about men and roads? They think when they’re slow on the uptake at the lights. That small they own them. Try this: next time you’re at the lights, moment of hesitation gives some men the right to tell hesitate just one second when they turn green. And then women they’re crazy stupid f---ers. Is this who we are? watch the bald guy in the SUV behind you go crazy. It’s People who yell and scream fun, for about one minute. And then you just feel a bit horrible things such as sad. Like, since when is being careful and trying to stay stupid fat bitch at each safe and not hurt yourself or other people worthy of other from behind copping an earful of abuse from a total stranger? the wheel?

One time, I did a terrible thing and didn’t look when I opened the door of my car on Brunswick Street, at peak hour, which now I know is plain silly given the amount of bike traffic down that road these days. I just missed someone, who yelled crazy, nasty, bad words of anger at me. Then, five minutes later, when I arrived at the do I was heading for, I realised, and so did he, that that was him, and it was me. And it was awkward, in a way that changed how I felt about him forever. And I will never, ever forget the time I ran out of petrol in a middle lane, on a main road, on a Friday afternoon. I just didn’t think there was so much hate to be levelled at someone who had made an innocent mistake. Roads are important, but no one has bigger insult rights than anyone else when they’re on them. \ khall@theweeklyreview.com.au we welcome your feedback @ www.theweeklyreview.com.au/my-view

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early last year. “I had never learnt anything as interesting and intense as when I started working for Padre and Coffee Supreme. And now I get to work with baristas and coffee roasters and they understand me, because we are all passionate about the same things.” Short is a Chemex (filter-style coffee) fan, because she likes the simplicity of its preparation, but for a good espresso, she says it’s hard to beat the coffee made on the café’s three-group, custom-painted Slayer machine. \ ltolra@theweeklyreview.com.au

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Boxes of Coco Pops, rice Bubbles and Cornflakes sit on the shelves behind the counter, beside a taxidermist-treated stag’s head with a gleam in its eye and medals around its neck. Croissants are tucked into a terracotta flower pot, posies of hand-picked flowers sit in glass jars and vivid-coloured oversized macarons sit among cakes and filled panini in a glass display case. there’s a quirky collection of coffee geek’s toys around the room, stacked on industrial-issue shelves that also hold treasured bags of roasted beans. timber-and-metal tables and stools, green-painted floors and factory-functional enamel light fittings keep the theme businesslike. \

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I’ve heard the term “the Melbourne way of making coffee” bandied about the past few weeks. When Rachel Short uses it, it’s to explain milk texture and temperature, precision-quality espresso and a penchant for filter coffee. Short, head barista and manager, began her hospitality career in Mount Beauty. She worked at a bakery chain of cafés and then Ernest V Café (Padre Coffee) in Elsternwick, joining Servery & Spoon

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Still unhappy after an earlier hideous coffee (from a nearby café with a space-age theme that spruiked a prize-winning brand) and frustrated by repeated laps of the block in pursuit of parking, I arrived feeling snarly. But I’m a sucker for a roasting warehouse – and The Abbotsford Club is very likeable. It opened mid-last year, the joint idea of Coffee Supreme owner Justin Emerson and café operator Elaine So (My Sister Says, Port Melbourne; Servery & Spoon, Malvern East). “We started off saying we’ll just do the cakes and the catering and it turned into us doing the whole thing,” says So. “I’m a diehard Coffee Supreme fan. I really like the way they run their business. It’s always been about the product and the service they provide and they have never been into cheaper blends or compromises, despite a changing market.” My quality short macchiato, made from the house blend (90 per cent Colombian Edilfonso Yara; 10 per cent Costa Rican Don Mayo) was evidence enough, while the charming service was mollifying. Five bean blends and two single origins are on sale in the café each week, direct from the roastery, and there’s a regular 10am Monday coffee appreciation class for customers to try beans before they buy. Emerson says the roaster has also installed a “leaner” – that’s a bench to lean on – for those keen to watch the roasting team on the job, daily, before about 10am.

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s a wine nation, we’ve come a long way in a very short time – in comparison, the old world has had millennia to get things right – and we’re quickly gaining an understanding of what wine varieties perform best in each of our regions. As the Australian wine landscape develops, wines produced from vines grown in single vineyards are becoming increasingly important. Every vintage of a single-vineyard wine gives an insight into its terroir – the combination of soil, climate and winemaking input – and an understanding of how to coax the most out of the vineyard to produce the best wines. This knowledge gets passed between winemakers, many of whom are neighbours and mates, and the region where the vineyard is planted benefits as a result of this information. Single-vineyard wines is the subject of an Acqua Panna Global Wine Experience masterclass at the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival this weekend. It promises to be an engaging, interesting and probably controversial session – the best kind of masterclass and definitely worth the money, even before a wine is poured. American winemaker Randall Grahm, who produces wines in California under the Bonny Doon label, is coming out to the festival as a masterclass panel member, so I got in early and asked Grahm to give us an insight into what the single-vineyard panel might be talking about. Grahm is known for his pioneering work in the US with grape varieties originally from France’s Rhone Valley. He has been successfully making wines from single and multiple vineyards, including multi-region blends, for 30-odd years.

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It’s the sense of place that often shines through in single-vineyard wines that, to Grahm’s mind, differentiates them from wines made from grapes from regional and multi-region wines. “A single vineyard that thoughtfully respects the expression of terroir is capable of expressing an extraordinary level of distinctiveness above and beyond mere soil types and varietal expression,” says Grahm. “From the bleeding-heart humanist taster point of view, there is something about the transmission of a sense of place that creates a special resonance in human beings.” Comparisons between single-vineyard wines and multi-region blends, or composed wines, as Grahm calls them, will no doubt form part of the panel’s discussions. Grahm, who has excelled at making wines from multiple vineyards and regions, has a forthright and potentially controversial view of multi-region blends. “A composed wine, as great as it might be, such as a Grange, can never provide this sort of emotional resonance,” Grahm says, although reluctant to criticise what has been his bread butter for half a lifetime. “Obviously, they are very good for consistency, complexity and balance, but ultimately these wines can only be as clever as the winemaker him/herself, which is to say, not very. “There is a certain ceiling of complexity that one is able to achieve and one cannot go any farther.” The session on March 11 promises to include a lively and passionate debate. I’ll see you there. Grahm is also hosting a dinner and pouring a range of his Bonny Doon wines on March 11 at Union Dining, 270-272 Swan Street, Richmond. Tickets are $150 for a five-course meal and matched wines. \ bthomas@theweeklyreview.com.au

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Oakdene, on the Bellarine peninsula, is a winery to look out for. This is a perfumed and pretty wine, with cherry, strawberry, plum, cedar oak, along with a nice graphite minerality. Verging on full-bodied, it has intense flavour with spice, plum, smoke and minerals. The wine comes together really well on the palate, with silky texture, nice tannins and a balanced acidity. Food match \ Rare beef fillet and red salad

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he menu for Luisa Valazza’s $295-a-head hands-on three-course star cooking class at Crown on March 14 is understated. It features a timbale of prawns and fennel with a citrus salsa; green-pea soup with ricotta, rye-bread croutons and peanuts; and rack of lamb with thyme and garlic and roasted peppers. By all accounts, it’s a bit like the woman herself. Humble, ingredientdedicated and without pretension. But you and I won’t get to taste it. The class has sold out. Valazza, the first female chef in Italy to win the coveted three-star Michelin guide luisa valazza rating at her Al Sorriso restaurant in Piedmont, is part of a revered line-up of international culinary talent arriving for the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival over the next week and a half. Crown Melbourne has lured 18 Michelin-starred chefs here for its Stars of Stars program; The Langham Hotel will host a roll call of internationally acclaimed chefs and wine experts for its MasterClass and winemaker dining sessions and the Acqua Panna Global Wine Experience program has lured admired authorities from the world’s most fascinating wine regions. Valazza, and her husband Angelo, will also host a $280-a-head wine dinner on March 15 at JJ’s Bar and Grill at Crown, where dishes such as her pan-fried scallops with yellow pumpkin purée and crisp pancetta will be on the restaurant’s feature menu from March 13-18. The wine dinner will feature duck-liver parfait with dates, caramelised apple and celery salad, poppy seed and guinea-fowl pansotti (filled pasta) and seasonal berries gratin with moscato zabaglione. Valazza’s story is one of an “accidental” path to success, a

set of circumstances many aspiring chefs dream about. It’s well documented that she studied arts at university – she’s a professor of Italian literature – stepping into the breach to cook in her husband’s restaurant in a crisis. Valazza’s typically understated response, language barrier notwithstanding, to the often-asked question was: “I was forced to become the chef; our previous chef left and we were not able to find another one. So I decided to do it and I taught myself.” She told The Observer in 2007: “I could hardly cook beyond our own dinner at home.” Valazza taught herself with memories of her own mother’s cooking and by adapting recipes from cookbooks to suit the ingredients around her. “My earliest memories of cooking are dishes from my mother; really tasty, but still light.” So who else inspires her? “Fredy Girardet (the threeMichelin-star Swiss chef who retired in 1996) has been my first inspiration. Now I like many more, especially the ones that respect the local produce,” she says. Al Sorriso is near Lake Orta, north of Milan. The restaurant gained its first Michelin star in 1982, its second in 1989 and its all-important third in 1998. Valazza’s most famous dish is a ricotta and wild spinach ravioli, but she’s best known for her use of white truffles, porcini mushrooms and regional game. Such is her dedication that Valazza says after Melbourne she will “go back home, and keep working well to maintain the success obtained”. She says her inspiration is the pristine produce around her – a local ricotta cheese, violets, berries and nuts from the forest, local wild spinach and the aromatic herbs that she says “are a must in my kitchen”. Her favourite

ingredients are “fish and vegetables in general, because you can play with it and be creative”. Valazza describes her cuisine as “typical Italian with a modern touch”. “But obviously living in Piemonte (Piedmont), which is full of prime products, my cuisine is predominantly Piemontese, using wild mushroom and white truffle, a special breed of beef and veal … and the local wine cannot be forgotten,” she says. “So I prefer to say that I use typical product from the Piemonte region to create my cuisine.” Crown’s media spokeswoman, Tara Bishop, says Valazza was last in Melbourne for the 2009 festival’s Stars of Italy program. “I remember her delight in being able to obtain all of the ingredients she required for her dishes and how impressed she was by the quality of the produce here. She was quietly spoken, not at all gregarious, and you got the impression she was happier in the kitchen; that she just wanted to cook.” Valazza advises culinary students and those aspiring to her level of fame, and without pretension. Have “passion and persistence”, she says, warning them to “understand the sacrifice involved”. When she’s not at work, this passionate professional enjoys “casual walking over the Alps, reading, gardening, but especially the search of local produce for new dishes”. \ ltolra@theweeklyreview.com.au online » luisa Valazza’s recipe “Milk-fed rack of lamb with fresh garlic and herbs”. » Crown presents the stars of 2012 from March 6-18. www.crownmelbourne.com.au/events » www.melbournefoodandwine.com.au

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Phoenix and Janus and the Emmy-winning Empire Falls. He has even composed music for the opening and closing ceremonies at the Sydney Olympic Games. “Music for me is my passion; it’s what I do. It’s not something I do to relax, it’s something I do to express myself. I take to it with a fairly high degree of intensity, and not all my music is easy listening. I don’t think I kid myself when I say it’s art, so therefore it encompasses a wide array of emotional and intellectual responses to the world. But it is, at the end of the day, the thing that informs everything else that I do … My experience of being a musician or as a composer or a performer has taught me about audiences, about organisation, about having a vision and working towards realising it.” In 2008, Grabowsky was selected for the role of artistic director of the Adelaide Festival of Arts, beating a tough pool of candidates that included Sydney Dance Company director Graeme Murphy and former Adelaide theatre director Benedict Andrews. According Ross Adler, chairman of the Adelaide Festival board, Grabowsky stood out from a large number of international and Australian applicants. “We were very impressed with the way he sold himself,” Adler said. “He had a vision we could relate to.”

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s a champion of traditional and contemporary Aboriginal culture, Grabowsky presented the festival’s 50th anniversary with a program that was rich and heavily weighted with indigenous works. Centred around the theme of the Heart, some of the works included Wind & Glass, a collaboration between the London Sinfonietta and traditional Aboriginal songmen from Ngukuur, and Ngurrumilmarrmeriyu, an adaptation of the Romeo and Juliet story developed by Nigel Jamieson and starring Elcho Island’s Chooky Dancers. Grabowsky says he steers well clear of what 2002 artistic director Peter Sellars described as a “shopping trolley” approach. Instead he uses his artistic intuition and broad interests to guide his choices. “The things I have chosen to present are the things I have found fascinating, compelling or moving,” Grabowsky says. “I want the people of Adelaide, or the people who come to the festival, to get a very strong impression of what 2012 is all about.” “One of my great role models is Miles Davis, because he always selected fantastic people to play the music, and keep the music moving forward and generating its own momentum in a stylistic sense. I think I try to apply those principles into festival directing; I try to appoint people into various positions that will get us the best results.” These appointments include visual arts curator Victoria Lynn, who has co-ordinated Restless, an exhibition that explores the theme through installation, video, painting and photography from a range of

national and international artists. Jazz singer Sophie Brous has been instrumental in organising the contemporary music program for Dreamers. Grabowsky says at the start of his curatorial journey the ideas and themes did not dictate his choice – he believes this can be dangerous if taken too literally. It was only after reviewing the program that it appeared a significant amount of the content deals with issues central to contemporary human experience, hovering around and between some of the great moral issues of our time. Gender politics, transformation and the subjective nature of beauty form the storyline of Gardenia, performed by Les Ballets C de la B, while the humanist and aspirational view of the nature of faith is explored in Leonard Bernstein’s masterpiece Mass, featuring American conductor Kristjan Jarvi and baritone Jubilant Sykes. In the heavyweight performing arts category there is an adaptation of A Streetcar Named Desire by controversial theatre-maker Krzysztof Warlikowski. Starring French actress Isabelle Huppert, the work divided French critics – some praising the adaption of Tennessee Williams’ play, others loathing it. “Warlikowski succeeded in causing a furore,” says Grabowsky. “We like furores at the Adelaide Festival, so we thought we might bring it Down Under and give you an opportunity to see this extraordinary production by one of the great theatrical visionaries and by one of France’s greatest stars.” Other highlights include acclaimed Welsh actor Jonathan Pryce starring in the Harold Pinter’s The Caretaker, and Raoul, by French artist James Thiérrée, who practises the peculiarly French style of physical theatre, magic, acrobatics and poetry. Thiérrée, who is Charlie Chaplin’s grandson, is described by Grabowsky as “simply the greatest exemplar in this kind of theatre”. Australian performances include two shows from the Sydney Theatre Company: Stephen Page’s Bloodland and a co-production with Force Majeure, Never Did Me Any Harm. Newcomers The Border Project have created a show at the Adelaide Zoo, I Am Not An Animal. “It’s like a guided tour through the zoo, with what they call either enrichments or interventions or various situations that make us question our relationship to animals,” Grabowsky explains. But perhaps his most anticipated event is Ennio Morricone, whose Australian debut will be leading the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, six Italian soloists and a choir of more than 100 voices through 60 years of his iconic film scores. It has been seven years in the making. “Morricone alone is a reason to go to Adelaide; this guy is a legend,” Grabowsky says. “He is a man who has absolutely encapsulated the Italian soul and is one of the reasons why we go to the movies. It will be one of the most unforgettable experiences of any festival.” \ fcarter@theweeklyreview.com.au

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ny claims that Paul Grabowsky is too conservative can be dispelled by his choice of programming for the 2012 Adelaide Festival. When the accomplished composer and festival director first saw Kornél Mundruczó’s Hard to be a God – in a multilevel car park in Essen, Germany – he was simultaneously horrified and astonished. “I really had no idea what to expect,” says Grabowsky. “I went to it simply because it was Hungarian and I knew good theatre comes out of Hungary. While it was disturbing, the performances given by this extraordinary cast, and what they were able to do and prepared to depict, was amazing.” Described by Germany’s Der Standard newspaper as “breathtaking, east European hardcore-reality theatre”, the play is about a group of criminals who capture young women for the sake of blackmail – the girls are tied up, scalded, raped and beaten. Interlinking human trafficking with pornography, it shows how a contemporary society demonises minorities and the marginalised. God sends an angel to observe human beings’ capacity for evil. He is supposed to watch with divine detachment. Gruelling and risky, Hard to be a God is the perfect festival choice for Grabowky’s diverse program. It injects into our culture influences and experiences that are otherwise foreign, and would be unlikely to be staged in Australia because they are too risky for local companies to present. “My first thought was god, I would never be able to put this on in Adelaide; they would skin me alive,” says Grabowsky. “I asked my office to find a videotape of the show, I needed a second opinion. I see a lot of stuff, and sometimes you can get very confused because you get overloaded. This was so radical and so different from anything else I had seen, I just wasn’t sure where the cutoff point was. “I always warn people if you’re in any way sort of squeamish, or you have issues about depicting sexual acts of any kind on stage, then you should steer wide away from this one. But it’s an amazing piece of theatre and anyone who can make the journey will be probably glad they did,” he says. “The Adelaide Festival is about controversy and presenting groundbreaking new work that is giving us an indication of what’s going on in the world of performing arts today.” You never know what to expect with Paul Grabowsky. The accomplished musician, who once played the good-natured band leader on Steve Vizard’s Tonight Live program, wears many hats. Some more unpredictable then others. Just reading his CV is exhausting. Artistic director of the Queensland Music Festival from 2005-2007; founder and artistic director of the Australian Art Orchestra; and artistic director of the philanthropic organisation Hush, which produces soothing music designed to complement the healing environment of the Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital. None of this may be surprising for the prodigious talent, who, at the age of 18, had already topped the state in his final school year, only to drop out of university to go travelling around Europe and explore jazz music. It was a move that paid off. His love of jazz enabled him to play with many of the genre’s luminaries, including Chet Baker, Art Farmer and Johnny Griffin. Nearly 30 years on, Grabowsky has established a reputation as one of Australia’s leading jazz musicians, playing with such bands as his own trio and sextet, the Wizards of Oz, and as musical director for singer Vince Jones. He has written the scores for more than 25 films, including The Eye of the Storm and Last Orders, and has won four Arias. His television credits include the series


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ennio morricone live \

morricone, 83, is best known for “spaghetti westerns” such as The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. he has written scores for The Mission and Cinema Paradiso. he opened the festival on march 2 conducting with the Adelaide symphony orchestra, a 100-voice choir, and his own soloists ... a true living legend at work. \

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The Dreamers program aT Barrio \

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Barrio is inspired by the shanty towns, those mazes of recycled materials that house so many millions on the outskirts of megacities such as mumbai and sao Paulo. staged over three weekends of the festival, musicians from all over the world will perform here, offering jazz, industrial, French chanson, psychedelia, soft rock, latin and everything in between. \

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Paul Grabowsky: “If you’re interested in any kind of performing art – particularly physical theatre with a bent towards the poetic, the musical, the fantastic, the great flight of the imagination – Raoul is a really incredible artist.”

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One of Europe’s most versatile artists, James Thié0rrée is an acrobat, clown, poet and magician who uses his impish talent and extraordinary physical prowess to transform everyday objects into magical, dreamlike spectacles that captivate, charm and inspire. \

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europe’s great avant garde director, Krzysztof warlikowski, and one of canada’s finest theatre-makers, wajdi mouawad, have put a controversial 21st-century spin on tennessee williams’ much-loved American masterpiece. the production, which has divided French critics, stars one of France’s most enduring and respected film actress, isabelle huppert. \ Paul Grabowsky: “it’s an incredible piece of theatre and even the negative reviews haven’t said anything nasty about huppert’s performance, which i know is absolutely extraordinary.”

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An orchestra, a rock band, a choir, dancers and a marching band all feature in leonard Bernstein’s Mass. commissioned for the opening of the Kennedy centre in 1971, Mass has continued to divide critics and audiences over the past 40 years. Performed by the great Us singer Jubilant sykes, Mass is underpinned by a profound statement of human faith that is explosive, cathartic and ultimately uplifting. \

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love American sportswear so much. LoNDoN on the other hand was no longer the hunting ground for emerging talents. Strong collections were shown by established brands such as Burberry Prorsum, McQ, Christopher kane, Jonathan Saunders, Pringle, Mary katrantzou and Mulberry. Those missing the usual high jinks of London fashion week were not disappointed by Meadham kirchhoff’s tight collection. Fashion aside, the thing that grabbed me most was the presence of strong red lips in so many shows. So before you think time is up to toss that tube of red, think again and reclaim those come-get-me beautifully painted lips in red that are going to be around for a while. Fall 2012 \ RuFFian

New York just wrapped up its fall 2012 collections (yes, it is autumn-winter collections but the Americans love calling it fall) and I found the shows were insipid and uninspiring. The clothes were beautifully crafted and wearable but lacking ideas. No designer made a statement or moved the creative focus in another direction. There were dresses and more dresses, great big coats, beautiful wide-legged pants and some beautiful tailored leather pieces. The stand-out collection for me has to be Marc Jacobs with his uber-chic lady meets the tramp trompe-l’oeil collection paying wonderful homage to the grande dame of fashion, Anna Piaggi. Proenza Schouler’s Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough showed the most fashion-forward collection of the week. In their words, it was a homage to all things oriental. Smart quilting and samurai-inspired jackets were camera-ready; so were the thigh-high skirts and roomy blousons. Victoria Beckham was also a stand-out with her main and diffusion lines. Doo-ri, The row (by the olsen twins), Michael kors, Calvin klein, Derek Lam, Jil Sander Navy, Anna Sui and Bill Blass showed off why we have all come to

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M.A.C. Cosmetic lipstick in either Ruby Woo or Russian Red ($36 each) – perfect reds and excellent texture. Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick in 10 ($11.95) – a glossy creamy red. YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Lip Stain ($50) – is it a gloss, lipstick or stain? Well, it is a bit of everything with a whole lot of wow – a new way of looking at lip colour. Pure perfection.

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She declares the coming cooler months as the season of colour. “It’s all about bright, bold colours, so get set to choose from a cocktail of shades and make a statement,” Morris says. She also encourages everyone to embrace their individual style and be adventurous. Morris has created seven user-friendly looks that are knockouts either on the catwalk or sidewalk. It was hard to pick a favourite but here are mine – the looks for L’Oréal Paris runway one, three, six and seven are my pick. They are very on-trend and tell a definite story of who the wearer is. But, most importantly, the looks are simply beautiful, wearable make-up. \ dnaidu@theweeklyreview.com.au


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s a self-described “lady of leisure”, Mary Lipshut was a well-heeled example of 1960s housewife and mother when she tagged along with her husband on a trip to Japan to buy yarn for his textiles business. “We stopped off in Hong Kong and I saw these marvellous beaded garments. I’d never seen them before and I said to my husband, ‘It might be nice to have a little hobby’. And that’s how it all started,” she says. It’s a hobby that has proved invaluable – launching a career that has truly lasted a lifetime. It has seen Lipshut, now an anecdote-laden 87, re-invent herself as a fashion historian with the running of South Yarra’s high-end boutique ML Vintage and her guardianship over the 1970s design icons that hang there. That “it” Lipshut originally refers to is the women’s boutique Meredith – named for the business collaboration between herself and her sister, Edith. Sourcing the knitwear for the family enterprise began on the dusty back roads of Mexico, chasing leads on bulk purchases of hand-made ponchos. It continued worldwide – forging contacts on the fly without sound knowledge of the fashion industry and how to import. It wasn’t the career path the mother-of-three had intended. “I wanted to be a research scientist,” she says. Lipshut majored in bacteriology at Melbourne University before giving up her professional ambitions when her 1945 marriage stepped in. Despite the subsequent leap in career paths, she doesn’t view the degree as wasted experience. Her natural eye for picking fashionable garments, Lipshut says, stems from that scientific training. “Bacteriology was all about identifying details,” she says. Seeing colour combinations including lime with lilac and pink with orange for the first time on knitted pantsuits at a Los Angeles wholesaler captured her

A lAdy of elegAnce

Style \ A black ban in the early 1970s has proved to be fashion history’s gain, writes ClAire HAllidAy.

From a hobby to a career: Mary Lipshut (top), after humble beginnings in Mexico, is still making fashion statements. (Darrian Traynor)

Retro: Showing her style on the fashionable Collins Street. (CourTeSy Mary LipShuT)

imagination and she returned to Meredith with fresh looks for an increasingly fashion-hungry public. As her reputation grew, Lipshut became a buyer for Georges and Myer, responsible for bringing labels such as Missoni, Pucci and Courrèges to Australia. The creation of her most recent venture, ML Vintage, was born from clever foresight – Lipshut’s belief in a prediction by Italian Vogue commentator Anna Piaggi that “in the future, people will open fashion museums”. The business management skills and passion of grandson Mark Lipshut have been invaluable, she says, encouraging her to take her old-school methods for stocktaking into the computer age and introducing her to the internet. The stock – featuring the colour blocking of French knitwear label Courrèges and the early design days of Gianni Versace – speaks for itself, but Lipshut has a story for everything anyway. When a two-year shipment of Courrèges was shelved, straight from the boat, following an Australian union black-ban on everything French after nuclear testing in the Pacific in the early ’70s, Lipshut packed it away carefully. Add other stock considered too progressive for the Australian public, and the odd items that were left with her as forgotten lay-bys, and it explains the 4000 items of stock Lipshut has for sale at ML Vintage. Some pieces have gone, as Piaggi foresaw, to international museums. The remainder dwindle gently – viewing is by appointment only – and purchases come complete with colourful tales of the piece’s origins and instructions on how to care for the materials used. There are accessories too – everything from handbags, beads and sunglasses. As an accidental archivist – she claims she was too

busy to throw anything away – Lipshut’s treasure trove of newspaper clippings, hand-written stock order forms, vintage colour charts and original sketches by some of the 20th century’s most influential designers have been bequeathed to RMIT. The clothes? Lipshut is happy to keep selling until they are gone and knows that many of them will find homes behind glass cases. During the L’Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival, the City of Melbourne presents some of those glass cases in the form of “Windows by Design”. The idea? Melbourne retailers partnering with local design legends to showcase fashion as art installations. Curator Alex Zabotto-Bentley, of AZB Creative, is responsible for the eclectic pairings – including Alice Euphemia with Edwards Moore, Bettina Liano with Mark Denver, David Jones with AZB Creative, and Dedece with Mary Lipshut Vintage. “Mary is known for her discerning taste. We particularly wanted Courrèges included because it reflects a colour-wheel of perfectly symmetrical garments. We see Mary Lipshut’s range as bringing retro elegance to Dedece’s modern style. Both design houses represent museum-quality pieces, with exceptional quality and design,” says Zambotto-Bentley. It is praise Lipshut is proud to hear. » Dedece, 33 Russell Street, city » http://cecylia.com/2011/07/mary-lipshut-the-grandmadam-of-vintage/ » http://everguide.com.au/arts-and-culture/fashion/ news/windows-by-design-walking-tour-ffg.aspx march 7, 2012 \ The weekly review 19


BOOKS

\ CORRIE PERKIN PREVIEWS THE FIRST LITERARY AWARD FOR 2012

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ustralia’s Indie Book Awards will be announced at a dinner in Melbourne this Saturday. They are the first of the 2012 literary awards and provide some clues about which books will feature on forthcoming Premier’s, writers’ festivals, Miles Franklin and Prime Minister’s awards lists. The Indie Awards’ shortlist is a valuable guide to bookworms who enjoy reading quality new work. It also, once again, confirms the healthy state of quality Australian literature. Those authors nominated are highly talented and rank with the world’s best. Their imaginations are alive, and they display all the writing, research and editing skills required to tell a great yarn. The Indies also acknowledge the courage of local publishers. Without their investment there would be no local literary scene. Books such as Anna Funder’s All That I Am, Elliot Perlman’s The Street Sweeper or Paul Keating’s After Words might have struggled or, worse, never moved beyond synopsis stage.

It is pleasing to see the books of Funder and Perlman in separate categories. These two excellent novels are likely to come up against each other in future awards – Miles Franklin excepted – and the battle will be on. But this sensible way of grouping books means both have room to breathe. In the non-fiction nominated books. Betty Churcher’s Notebooks is an important memoir of one famous Australian’s life in art. Michael Kirby’s autobiography, A Private Life, is eloquent, while After Words is a collection of some of the finest essays and speeches conceived in recent years. An account by Sarah Watt and William McInnes of their family life and the community in which they live, meanwhile, is a joy to read. Watt died not long after its publication, which makes Worse Things Happen At Sea an even more poignant story. \ cperkin@theweeklyreview.com.au

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Fiction \ caleb’s crossing by geraldine Brooks \ the Street Sweeper by elliot Perlman \ Foal’s Bread by gillian Mears \ Five Bells by gail Jones non-Fiction \ Worse things Happen at Sea by william McInnes and Sarah watt \ notebooks by Betty churcher \ After Words: Post Prime Ministerial Speeches by Paul Keating \ A Private Life by Michael Kirby DeBut Fiction \ Past the Shallows by favel Parrett \ All that i Am by anna funder \ the Roving Party by rohan wilson \ Watercolours by adrienne ferreira cHiLDRen’S \ the 13-Storey treehouse by andy griffiths and illustrated by terry denton \ the Jewel Fish of Karnak by graeme Base \ the Little Refugee by anh and Suzanne do and illustrated by Bruce whatley \ the coming of the Whirlpool: Ship Kings 1 by andrew Mcgahan

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The words “Scandinavian thriller” have become shorthand for a particularly black, frosty brand of crime drama. Thanks to the superb The Killing, the ubiquitous Millennium Trilogy and the yet-to-be-shown-here Borgen, we know what to expect from this new Norwegian nail-biter (based on a best-selling book by Jo Nesbø). Its protagonist is morally ambiguous, its antagonist astonishingly brutal and its sense of humour unforgivingly grim. Roger Brown (Aksel Hennie) is a smarmy corporate headhunter with a loving wife, a sexy mistress and a profitable sideline in art theft. But when he steals a priceless painting from Clas (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), he finds himself hunted by a trained and remorseless killer. The ending, clever as it is, doesn’t quite pack a killer blow. Still, this is a surprising, involving and thrilling film. \

Walking similar streets to the likes of Handsome Furs and Spoon, this Brooklyn group produce sharp, spiky and surprising rock. Despite cramming in elements of post-punk, electro and a smattering of soul, the LP still feels remarkably stripped back. The songs are neat and tight, but don’t fight to win our attention. That said, first single Temporary is a fuzzy, thrilling dance-floor joy that swaggers into the room with winning confidence. Other tracks are content to smoulder seductively, certain we’ll make the time to get to know them. And we will, we will. \

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ViVienne WeSTWooD: Do iT YoURSelF\ SBS TWo, Saturday March 10, 8.30pm This portrait of famed British designer Vivienne Westwood feels appropriately rough and ready. Snatching moments with Westwood and her entourage across a year, there’s little sense of coherent narrative. Instead, by stitching together mismatched fragments, we get a sense of Westwood’s blunt approach to fashion and life in general. Where other designers might begin with pen and paper, we see her start with scissors, slashing cloth and pinning it to a mannequin. Westwood is a shamelessly colourful character. A 70-year-old teenager, she’s still tearing holes in her stockings and scrawling on her T-shirts – rebelling against everything, but nothing in particular. Her politicking – “Active Resistance”, encouraging people to resist the constant bombardment from media outlets – is as charming as it is clumsy. Her fey, younger husband (and creative associate) Andreas Kronthaler might dress like a man on day release, but he, too, takes himself wonderfully seriously. Nothing is ever good enough until his wife (and former teacher) gives him the nod. It’s a shame we’re not granted more of a peek into their unusual home life, as the glimpses we get make it all too tempting to pry. It might occasionally veer into Absolutely Fabulous territory, but this is a likeable, unpretentious film about a passionate, subversive and endearingly eccentric woman. \ mbartlett@theweeklyreview.com.au

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illing around Byron, you can’t help but notice something wafting through the air: music. Sit at Main Beach as the sun goes down and you’ll catch an impromptu jam session of bongo, didgeridoo and sax players, and that’s a month before the blues festival even begins. Winner of the 2010 Australian Event of the Year, the Bluesfest has also been named as one of the top five finalists for international event of the year, along with Britain’s Glastonbury Festival. Director Peter Noble has previously described the five-day, all-ages event as a “gumbo mix of madness and fun”, adding that the spirit is one of being “globally united, anti-mainstream. It is at heart a family event. We strive to be inclusive of everyone while remaining a festival that holds no more than 18,000 people per day.” Last year the wide definition of blues saw the five main stages blitzed with blues, funk, folk, reggae, alternative, surf and world music. The food area was equally cosmopolitan, with nearly 100 stalls. The relaxed backyard atmosphere, legendary guests and good sound quality has top artists knocking on the organisers’ door again this year. \ editorial@theweeklyreview.com.au

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Take seven massive marquees overflowing with excited people. Add 200 high-profile guests, 190 proud volunteers, a bookshop, sculpture competition, café strip of fresh local produce and three days of blue sky. Now relocate it all to a farm setting, with a lake running along the back, and you get some idea of the Byron Bay Writers’ Festival. Think writers’ festival meets B&S Ball, minus the annoying guy who won’t leave you alone. Throw in another 15 marquees off site, nine workshops, and a new Lake House Coffee Club initiative where small groups of 10 sit chatting with their favourite author. This the largest regional writers’ festival in Australia. While the guest list is extraordinary and the teachings high quality, what sets it apart is the chilled-out vibe. All pretenses are gone as everyone meanders over the freshly mown grass. A-listers sit among the public listening to clever writing tips and entertaining behind-the-scenes anecdotes. All genres are catered for, from crime, memoir and poetry to surfing, music, sport and indigenous writings. Buy the three-day pass as soon as it’s available; use the shuttle bus; take a big notebook; attend a workshop; and be prepared to find yourself having a beer with your favourite author at the local pub. The festival, run by the Northern Rivers Writers’ Centre, is on August 3-5. \ » www.byronbaywritersfestival.com.au

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Lifting my head from the feather pillow, I washed in the indoor/outdoor shower, took breakfast onto my flyscreen-enclosed balcony and listened to the birds. Refreshed, I set off to explore Byron, a five-minute drive down the road. On my return, after dinner I soaked in the spa while listening to the ocean. The 4½-star resort has 92 hidden bungalows, a pool, gym, tennis court, wellness centre, restaurant, complimentary yoga and chef’s tour of the local markets. The service is incomparable. They even drove me to Tallow Beach in a golf cart on the last day so I didn’t miss seeing it. Pure indulgence. \

My first stop was the World Peace Stupa project, sanctioned by the Dalai Lama to bring balance to Earth in times of war, conflict and environmental destruction. I moved on to walk the ancient labyrinth and Buddha Walk. While children enjoyed the Kids Quest, I sought refuge in the calming Lotus Café, where the tallest crystals in Australia guard the entrance. The menu was diverse but I couldn’t go past the Gourmet Byron Bay pie options, including Thai chicken, Mexican bean or curried lentil. Well worth the 20-minute drive. Open 10am-5pm daily. Entry fee. \

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A Life off the Rails “[Tina’s] very prickly, she’s quite hard to love.”

Steve Dow tells how Abba’s Frida Lyngstad helped heal entertainer Christopher Green.

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nce there was a redheaded boy called Christopher Green, who grew up in Darley Dale in the English countryside, “a happy child who had the narrative running through his head that he was unhappy”. He would play in the abandoned railway station near his house, re-enacting British film The Railway Children, comforting himself by singing a melancholy Abba song, Another Town, Another Train: “When you wake, I know you’ll cry. And the words I wrote to say goodbye …” Being gay, says Green, now 43, on the phone from his London home, shaped his “intense, moody, indoorsy” boyhood persona, as did fears instilled by the church. “My parents are full-on evangelical Christians and converted when I was about five. We moved so we could be near the religious community. Until I was 14, and started to break out, my whole social life was through church; escaping to the railway station to sing Abba songs was an important place to go.” He focused “years of love, adoration and even obsession” on Abba’s redheaded Frida Lyngstad (now Reuss), primarily because her voice was “warm, nuanced with sweetness and pain”. She also had an outsider’s childhood, whisked to Sweden after being born in occupied Norway to a farm girl who died young and a Nazi soldier who disappeared. On Knowing Me, Knowing You, whose release as a single coincided with the discovery that her father was alive, Lyngstad conveyed “emotions stronger than my

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eight-year-old self knew what to do with”, says Green. But he would go on to source Lyngstad’s solo recordings to “self-medicate with sadness”. Grown up, he would meet Lyngstad twice – the second time with a parting as bittersweet as an Abba ballad and yet enabling him to give up his sadness “addiction”. In the meantime, Jesus and campness would fuel Green’s satirical alter ego, Tina C, a singing, piano-playing showgirl from Open Throat Holler, Tennessee, most memorably a decade ago at the Melbourne Comedy Festival with her Twin Towers Tribute, six months after the 9/11 attacks. More recently, Tina C performed at a private dinner party of 14 people for the King and Queen of Sweden in a converted barn. The showgirl, 1.88 metres tall, with an extra 15 centimetres in heels, fell down a flight of wooden steps before going on stage, breaking a toe. The smile must have looked particularly stagey as Tina inveigled King Gustaf and Queen Silvia to line dance to her bluegrass version of Abba’s Dancing Queen. Lyngstad – these days blonde – was in attendance, and was brought backstage to meet the performer. “I’m your biggest fan,” Green gushed, still dressed in a micro-mini cowgirl dress studded with tiny rhinestones. “Hard to say for sure,” Lyngstad demurred. They spoke about the nature of fame. Later, Green wrote to Lyngstad, and she agreed to be interviewed as part of his 45-minute BBC radio play about his worship of her, called Like an Angel Passing

The man and the muse: Christopher Green (top left), and Tina C with a discreetly placed guitar (top right). (supplied)

Inspiration: Abba’s Frida lyngstad (left) and Agnetha Faltskog perform in California in 1976 (above). (MiChAel OChs ArChives / GeTTy iMAGes )

Through my Room, one of Abba’s last melancholy songs. The play was aired in early 2011, and critically lauded for its delicate exploration of grief. Lyngstad spoke of how it had taken her a “long time to get back to life” after the deaths of her third husband, a German prince, from cancer, and her daughter in a car accident. Green, meanwhile, was nursing his husband Ben Harmer (Britain has had civil partnerships since 2005), who was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2007. “The kind, loving, creative man I’d adored for 14 years was slowly being taken away from me,” he says in the play, recounting his discussion with Lyngstad in the car park after the interview, when she tenderly tells him: “Nothing will ever be the same again.” Harmer died in 2009, 20 months after his diagnosis. Green says his life became small for a while after Harmer’s death. He learnt to “stop beating myself up: I could treat myself as well as I treated my partner; I could approve of myself and my voice as much as I approved and loved Frida in her voice”. As part of his recuperation, he came to Melbourne in 2010 at the invitation of fellow performer Moira Finucane; he appeared with her in a cabaret at La Mama Theatre in Carlton, not as Tina C but as Molly Bloom. During that baking-hot February, Green wrote a song for a sitcom called Carrying Lead. Its lyrics included: “Listening to the same songs, sad and sentimental, Lock in the suffering when I want to set it free.” “I was clinically depressed, off and on, for lots of time in my 20s and 30s,” Green confides now. “I had a rough old time, and it was self-imposed; I really see that now. Something I was doing to myself. Ironically, or maybe logically, it all stopped when Ben got ill. It was like, ‘I’ve got no time to f--- around any more; I’ve got a job to do’. So you’ve got no time to indulge yourself, you know? Of course, it’s more complicated than that, but I had to step up to the mark.” In his 40s, he started jogging for the first time – which he does daily to wind down because he “over-thinks” things – and has recently started dating again. The creative life has got bigger again too: Green has been named the first artist-in-residence at the British Library, while Tina C and another alter ego, Ida Barr – a self-proclaimed music-hall singer-turned-R’n’B superstar – continue to have lives of their own. Tina is returning to Melbourne to heal Australia’s Aboriginal crisis. “She’s wading in to explore why there’s so much tension, and has done quite a lot of research, and is presenting her findings in the form of a lecture.” Expect power ballads such as You Built A Rabbit-Proof Fence Around My Heart. “Tina likes to focus on where there’s problems in the world,” Green explains. “She’s in North Korea at the moment, where there’s a power vacuum.” The Northern Territory intervention and the stolen generations should be a snap, then. She’ll be sure to congratulate us – and herself – on a job well done in Iraq as troops withdraw. “I’ve had such a long relationship with Tina, and I’ve always gone away from the character and come back,” Green reflects. But returning this time has been harder. “She’s very tricky emotionally, so there’s a lot of, ‘love-me, don’t-love-me’, ‘touch-me, don’t-touch-me’; she’s very prickly, she’s quite hard to love. And I think that’s what was going on with me at the time (of the grief). Now I feel more comfortable with Tina if there’s something I definitely want to say.” \ editorial@theweeklyreview.com.au » Tina C in Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word opens at the Malthouse Theatre on March 21. » www.malthousetheatre.com.au » www.comedyfestival.com.au


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awthorn East’s Harcourt Estate is one PoStcoDE of Melbourne’s most coveted pockets of real estate with its large prestigious and heritage houses set in established gardens close to leading private schools, the city, transport and the vibrant villages of Auburn, Glenferrie and Burke roads. Architects Crosier Scott & Associates have designed a north-facing luxury residential complex to meet the standards of this privileged estate, at 456 Barkers Road. Over four levels, a selection of 41 one- and two-bedroom apartments offer spacious open-plan living and full-length balconies or landscaped courtyards to incorporate outdoor living. Crosier Scott director Frank Triulcio says it was critical for Alta’s design to be in keeping with its locale. The resulting architecture promotes elegance and interest while referencing the colours and materials of its neighbourhood in a stylish, contemporary building. A mix of masonry, render and timber picks up on a palette of terracotta, charcoal, cream and natural timber. Also in tune with its leafy surrounds, Alta will have gardens and landscaping designed by John Patrick Landscape Architects. Provision of natural light for all apartments was another key driver of the design. Deep indents act as light wells and break up the mass of the building into more intimate shapes. A central void reaching from the ground-floor lobby finishes at the roof, almost cleaving the building in two while allowing light to pour throughout the floors.

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The high proportion of glazing in the apartments is set to create bright, airy living spaces with garden aspects and with upper levels providing views over the treetops and beyond. A light and natural interior palette will feature hardwood timber floors through living areas with Godfrey Hirst carpets in bedrooms and large-format fully tiled bathrooms. Flush modern surfaces are balanced by warm timbers, with sleek European kitchens featuring CaesarStone benchtops. Layouts offer powder rooms, en suites, study nooks and studies, with each of the 41 apartments unique. The one-bedroom apartments range from 52 to 73 square metres plus balconies and courtyard, while the two-bedroom apartments range from 69 to 100 square metres plus external areas. One ground-floor apartment offers 82 square metres internally and an incredible 126 square metres of garden courtyard. Mark Dayman, project marketing director for managing agent Marshall White, says Alta has been designed for owner-occupiers and will attract a range of home buyers, predominantly from within a kilometre or two of the site. He says locals place a premium on the concentration of leading private schools, proximity to city, transport and top-end shopping and dining in Hawthorn East. Each apartment has a car park and basement storage cage. Visitors to the building will use a video intercom to alert residents to their arrival. \ LIZ McLACHLAN lmclachlan@theweeklyreview.com.au

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ow is a trend different from a fad? Who is more susceptible to trends? And how do Aussies rate on the global trendsetting scale? Well, according to trend forecaster and director and co-founder of Scout, Tony Bannister, “a trend is an organic and historically related movement”. Fads, on the other hand, are more specific, rising to popularity quickly and evaporating just as fast. Those who braved the fashion fads of the 1980s will surely identify leggings as one of the more long-lasting trends to emerge. However, Bannister says the eventual tightening of jeans, the shortening of skirts and the experimentation with tights are legitimate grounds for leggings to eventuate and remain. “Jeggings (leggings printed to look like jeans) on the other hand, were, thankfully, just a fad. At the end of the

trend forecasters are under increasing pressure to get it right years in advance. As a result, it is common for corporations to “play it day, if it doesn’t look good, it won’t last,” he says. safe” and produce products they are sure will appeal Additionally, children’s toys, cuisine and social to the largest common denominator. This is inherently networking commonly suffer from the fluctuating obvious in the music business, according to Bannister. tide of the sometimes tragic fads such as “planking”, “This is the business of selling things, and if you Tamagotchis and an overindulgence of truffle oil. don’t think about your target market before you start Currently in Europe scouting out the next big thing, the design process, you won’t survive. That is Bannister says: “Trend forecasting has been the reality.” around for almost as long as people have been Usually fashion trends come from the Australians street, which is reassuring for the everyday making and selling things.” follow Tommy Hilfiger, Zara and H&M are experimental dresser. Those who adopt just some of the brands Bannister and his European and different styles or influences early with an air company comb the world’s coolest cities of confidence are sure to gather a following. US trends for, searching for the next trend to grip the Before any of that, however, the natural attention of millions of customers. flow of society, lifestyle and music is already “Before there was so much choice, perhaps it was incorporated into fashion and design trends. easier. Look at the Model T Ford – only one model, only “We definitely look at cities with a vibrant creative one colour; it was easy to predict people would buy the culture, a young population and people who are only thing available.” prepared to take risks in design. It could be Rio or Today, with so much choice available to consumers, Reykjavik,” Bannister says.

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Australians are generally keen followers of European and US trends. However, because of our extreme natural environment, lifestyle, diverse culture, rebellious mythology and isolated location, we often see ourselves in the driver’s seat. “It comes from the freedom of being a young country. Particularly in architecture and product design. We’ve seen product designers like Marc Newson influenced by surf and beach culture; then there’s that larrikin element seen in brands like Mambo and Ksubi – an irreverence that might not come out of a ‘serious’ city like Paris.” While it is difficult to track exactly where a trend originates given the speed of communication nowadays, Bannister applauds our contribution to the global design scene, saying: “For such a small population, we’re definitely punching above our weight.” With the economy in question, consumers are less likely to purchase a product unless it suits their exact needs. Bannister notes that authenticity and personalisation are becoming more popular, houses are becoming smaller and homewares are becoming quirkier to suit our desire for efficiency and detail. “If anything, there’s less flash. Mercedes has just announced the end of the Maybach; Ricky Gervais berated Hollywood for enjoying its goody bags and fancy foods with so many unemployed, and more of the top Michelin-starred restaurants are cheap dumpling shops in Hong Kong or wine bars in New York,” he says. “It’s not cool to live large any more. Designers have to work much harder now to interest consumers, which means understanding trends is crucial.” Technology remains the most difficult industry to predict as well as fashion because of its many variable factors and plethora of styles and purposes.

Young people are the easiest to predict and most susceptible because they are highly connected through the internet and they are interested in “what’s going on”. Bannister says his trade narrows down to being savvy across as many fields as possible and being a good people watcher. “Essentially, trend forecasting is about understanding human behaviour and predicting change. So every industry which has an end consumer uses it in some way. You need to know what consumers not just want now, but in two years’ or five years’ time across all walks of life.” \ emorton@theweeklyreview.com.au

Aussies are redefining apartment living, according to Bannister, with colour and space being adapted to suit our lifestyles. “Australian architecture is winning awards overseas for its ability to combine luxuries with functional, open-plan and compact living … not to mention our tendency towards outdoor living,” he says. “Melbourne is quickly becoming one of the most expensive cities to live in, and with a quickly growing population it will only continue to evolve conceptual apartment and compact design.” Smaller and quirkier apartment sizes and shapes are a reflection of our changing needs as the economy gets tighter and people expect more for their money. “Maximum efficiency is the key nowadays with any house. No one wants that huge McMansion any more. Yes, they will pay top dollar, but not if it isn’t perfect. Remember the ‘feature wall’, where did that end up?” Bannister says, laughing. He says modest colour palettes contrasted by stylish modern fixtures, and nifty, useful homewares are where trends are headed at the moment. “It is evidence of our very unique and ever-increasing multicultural population and, as a result, the very fussy personality of the modern buyer.” \

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developing our city \ A multimillion-dollar redevelopment of the home of the Australian Open Tennis Championships is cementing Melbourne’s status as a world-class sporting city, writes SArAh MArinOS.

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Man of vision: Major Projects Victoria executive director Tim Bamford has grand plans for Melbourne Park. (PeTer Glenane)

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few years ago, Roger Federer took a toilet break during one of his matches at the Australian Open Tennis Championships. As he sprinted down a corridor towards the toilets, he nearly collided with a food trolley being pushed by catering staff. “How would you explain that?” asks Tim Bamford, the executive director of Major Projects Victoria. “What would you say to the crowd waiting for Roger Federer to return to the court? ‘Sorry, Roger has collided with a food trolley?’ During the Australian Open you have a lot of people in Rod Laver Arena – spectators, merchandisers, catering outlets and people who carry out various services. “And until now, there has been no ability to separate the operations side from the public areas. So it’s hard for the tennis players to get around. They have to go through the busy precinct with security or go through narrow corridors in the arena and dodge catering trolleys. “The new plan separates the operations and the public space. There will be an event plane that is generally on ground level around the courts and new town square. Underneath that there will be an operational plane with parking, vehicle access, deliveries and separate routes for servicing. “Athletes and performers will also have separate routes so they can make their way around the site away from the public,” Bamford says. The potentially $1 billion redevelopment of Melbourne Park will not only improve operations and facilities at Rod Laver Arena, it will enhance the public’s experience of the precinct. The project is being rolled out in three stages, with the first stage due for completion in late 2014. Stage one includes an extension and landscaping to the south-western area of the concourse around Rod Laver Arena and improved connections between the arena, the Oval and Hisense Arena. Rainwater harvesting and treatment facilities are part of the initial stage, and so is a major upgrade to fully enclose Margaret Court Arena. This will see the installation of a retractable roof and additional seating to accommodate a crowd of 7500. A key part of stage one is also the creation of the Eastern Plaza with eight new indoor courts and 13 outdoor courts for elite athletes and the general public. The master plan to redevelop Melbourne Park is the result of an agreement between Tennis Australia and the government to secure the Australian Open until 2036. “Tennis Australia owns the event and the agreement with Melbourne was due to expire in 2015. So there were negotiations to secure the Australian Open for Melbourne and to secure the prestige of the Australian Open as one of the four grand slam top-tier tennis events in the world,” says Bamford. The enhancement to the home of the Open was part of those negotiations. At the time Melbourne Park, and particularly Rod Laver Arena, was first developed in the 1980s, it was groundbreaking. “Rod Laver Arena was a revolutionary piece of engineering – a large stadium with the world’s first operating roof. It made the Australian Open the best venue of any at the time,” Bamford says.

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improve the connection between Rod Laver Arena and Hisense Arena. “The arena is a precious asset. How many cities have Stage two will see the demolition of existing outdoor the ability to hold events of this magnitude only a short courts and car parking to improve flow around the walk from the city? But time marches on and the asset precinct for visitors. A new building will house Tennis needs to be maintained.” Australia and facilities for players during the Open. An army of construction workers has been labouring “A new dining and corporate hospitality area will at Melbourne Park since the master plan to redevelop connect to the upper level of Rod Laver Arena, sitting the site was approved. Eastern Plaza is gradually taking above a new entrance that will include a food court and shape with neat rows of clay and plexi-cushion courts merchandise,” says Bamford. and indoor tennis facilities being installed. “There will also be a new broadcast centre, and stage The $180 million improvements to Margaret two also has a large stormwater scheme under Court Arena will provide a third indoor Gosch’s Paddock.” operable-roof stadium for the Open. An elevated plaza, or town square, is being “During January, if we get rain or heat, that incorporated into the precinct to encourage “Detailed can disrupt the schedule of the Open. In the more people to make use of the site day to day planning last several years, the US Open has played and during major events. is key.” the men’s final on Monday and the women’s “The town square will have potential uses final on Sunday – both a day late – because for outdoor events but it will be protected from of rain and because they have no operable-roof the sun and rain,” says Bamford. courts. Being able to close the roof means matches can “Garden Square is currently the primary public space continue and keep the tournament moving, which is and it gets very crowded. The new town square can important for things like television rights. support outdoor bars and eating and people watching “We’re not quite at the stage of physically working on the big screen, as in Garden Square, and the space Margaret Court. We’ve drilled a couple of geotechnical will be available every day. So if you live or work in test bores in the undercroft and we’ll start construction the area, you might come and have a sandwich there after the 2012 Australian Open,” says Bamford. at lunchtime. The first phase of the redevelopment has also seen the “It needs to be welcoming year round and also be able installation of a 4.5-megalitre water tank under the Oval to manage 600,000 people passing through the precinct – part of a rainwater harvesting system that will enable over the two weeks of the Australian Open.” the whole precinct to be watered without mains water. The final third phase of the project will focus on “Melbourne and Olympic parks have been top water improving the link between the precinct and the central users in the state and this addresses that,” says Bamford. business district. The Oval has been raised and re-landscaped to “Ask people which is nearer to Flinders Street – the from »P31

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MCG or Rod Laver Arena – and most people say the MCG is closer,” says Bamford. “Rod Laver is two-thirds the distance from Flinders Street Station to the MCG. But the connection between the two places isn’t clear. So the intention is to put a new bridge across Batman Avenue and to bring a new entrance to the precinct directly across from Birrarung Marr into a walkway on the north edge of the Rod Laver Arena concourse and into the new town square.” Before taking on his previous role of project director with Major Projects Victoria for this redevelopment, Bamford spent six months of 2009 working with authorities and “cleaning up after the bushfires”. And before that he was at the Australian Grand Prix Corporation for 11 years. “This project is a major piece of sporting infrastructure for Melbourne and it’s an exciting, intricate, complicated project. To be entrusted with guiding that through is fantastic,” he says. “It’s very detailed planning. Before we dig a hole or occupy an area we have to have a plan for what we are going to do, for how long it will take, and we have to work out what we will do if something goes wrong or if it takes longer than expected. “For example, what you can’t see under the ground at this site can be a problem. “You can dig a hole in one place and hit rock after two metres. Five metres away you can be in soft silt and not hit rock for a long way. So, when you are designing buildings or structures, you may suddenly have to change them when you get into the ground. Detailed planning is key. This project is like a massive – but very exciting – jigsaw puzzle.” \ smarinos@theweeklyreview.com.au

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developing our ciTy \ A new retail project is breathing life into an awkward space in Melbourne Central, writes SArAh DAiley.

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hose who have read Truman Capote’s classic Breakfast at Tiffany’s might remember that Holly Golightly’s real name was Lula Mae Barnes. She married too young, then fled to New York to reinvent herself. A new boutique in Melbourne Central has taken its cue from this, using her namesake for its independent fashion label. Lulamae has three shops in Melbourne, but its newest, on level two of Melbourne Central, is really worth a look-see. It opened late last year and was designed by Brunswick-based Breathe Architecture. Breathe is known for combining unique sustainable design with quality and style. It is already responsible for some of Melbourne’s trendier haunts, such as Seven Seeds café in Carlton, and Brother Baba Budan on Bourke Street (arguably the finest coffee in the central business district). Lulamae Melbourne Central was designed by project architect Eugenia Tan as a live-theatre set – with front and back stages. It is a tiny retail space, just

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38 square metres, and inhospitably shaped like a wedge. Jeremy McLeod, of Breathe Architecture, says the fact that many retailers weren’t interested in this space was part of the appeal, and in fact presented more of an opportunity for his creative team to work with. Much of the existing building was left as is. Breathe simply added locally sourced and environmentally friendly layers on top of the existing shell. The ducting was left exposed, and glossed over with a Byron Bay paint made from recycled engine oil. The result is opulent and intimate, with a concept that has taken no inspiration from traditional retail. “Everything in the shop is a play on the idea of stage and theatre,” says McLeod. Crossing the threshold and feeling the hardwood floors underfoot – in fact, recycled Tasmanian oak coated with nothing but beeswax – is reminiscent of walking onto a polished stage. From inside it actually feels like you’re on a stage looking out, with the little beams of spotlights in your eyes. “When you walk into the shop, you become the main attraction” says McLeod.


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music and started researching the whole trend,” says Veltre. “All our collections have strong, happy colours; this is our contribution to a sometimes very ‘grey’ Melbourne streetscape.” Lulamae unsurprisingly has a sustainability charter of its own. “Where possible, we use natural fibres – cotton, linen, rayon, silk and wool,” Veltre says. “We use remnant rolls of fabric, basically end rolls that no one wants as there’s not enough fabric left on them, so every last bit is used and there’s no wastage.” Lulamae is already well established in “Our Brunswick and South Melbourne, and façades and moving to a shopping centre wasn’t the most our windows comfortable decision for it initially. A series of digital prints on plywood and Like the architects at Breathe, it is proud stop people.” canvas act as set dressings, representing the to do things a little differently, and Breathe’s stage-front and trees, working as a staggering McLeod himself is quick to say that “fashion is backdrop held together with rope. Like any stage an opportunity for transformation”. set, it is designed to be changed with ease, allowing And as with Lula Mae Barnes, the farm girl who the shop, like the clothing it sells, to change with the ran away and assimilated into New York without a seasons. flicker, her newest retail incarnation is not doing so Tamara Veltre, one of the two sisters who founded badly either. Lulamae, says the aim with this retail space was to It, too, has reinvented itself from a Sydney Road local create something as unique and beautiful as the to a CBD drawcard, and the customers who stop and garments on the racks. “Our façades and our windows stare are testament to this. stop people. They’re beautiful and unexpected,” she says. Says Veltre: “This was our inspiration; after all, we “With every fit-out we do, we make a conscious decision could all use a little reinventing from time to time.” \ editorial@theweeklyreview.com.au to ‘give something back’, and to provide something beautiful to the streetscape or shopping centre.” » Level 2, shop 241, Melbourne Central. The clothes at Lulamae are exclusive; only 15 to 20 of 9671 3754, www.lulamae.com.au each style are created. “The last collection was inspired by Hong Kong’s goldfish and fruit markets. This next » www.breathe.com.au collection, I read an article on the origins of bossa nova

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s with many of life’s quandaries, there is always more to learn about sustainability. Melbourne environmental building designer Sven Maxa (Maxa Design) and architect Steffen Welsch (Steffen Welsch Architects), who offered their services at the “Speed Date a Sustainable Designer” event at the recent Sustainable Living Festival, are keenly aware of this, and are happy to make time to impart what they know to others. At the speed-date event, the public were able to sit with sustainable designers, free of charge, and in the allotted 10 minutes work through issues they might be having with the design of their sustainable home. “(The contact with designers) makes people more aware of bigger issues and not just ones we hear about in the media around sustainable building,” says Maxa. Giving people access to knowledge about sustainability issues beyond those routinely discussed in the media is also a key concern for Welsch. He believes that over the past 10 years people’s knowledge of the basic tenets of sustainability has increased, but he feels there is still some way to go. “Certain aspects of design that were not understood or heard of 10 years ago are now second nature,” he says. “A lot of people now know about solar design principles, things like low-embodied energy, the importance of insulating your home to make it more energy efficient and so forth. “On the other hand, it is important to take it to the next step … Generally I think there is still a perception that ‘once I’ve insulated my house and spent some money on making it more sustainable’ then that is it, but obviously it doesn’t stop once the house has been built.” Adds Maxa: “People have heard of, say, green star ratings, but they don’t know that star ratings only consider the performance of that home from the perspective of heating and cooling. They don’t consider all of the other aspects of sustainability.” Both designers believe that essentially all design

should be sustainable, and indeed this view is one that is becoming more common in the architectural profession, where sustainability is not the “bonus” it once was but a given in the design of any building. “You would expect the designer to design sustainably,” says Welsch. “The definition of sustainability is to meet today’s needs without compromising the needs of future

generations. If you look at sustainability this way, why would you design something that compromises your children or grandchildren?” Maxa is concerned with investigating more thoroughly what sustainability truly means, and advocates an opening up of awareness; an understanding that not only having sustainable features, but taking an attitude based on moderation and a thorough understanding of actual needs, is crucial. “For example, someone might want a 10-bedroom, six-bathroom home for two people. I don’t think that is addressing sustainability,” he says. continueS » P39 march 7, 2012 \ The weekly review 37


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“An architect could make that home perform in a sustainable way if they have the right knowledge and experience – it could harvest its own water and electricity and potentially be off the grid – however, the embodied energy in that home is probably a big issue. “If it was built of earth or straw or one of those materials that has really low-embodied energy then you might consider that home to be built in a sustainable way, but it’s still probably too big. So we need to address sustainability in a behavioural change manner and designers and architects need to change what they will put on paper for clients, making sure they address the needs more so than the design.” As might be expected, the current contributions of Maxa and Welsch to sustainable design are pushing the envelope. Welsch is building two units in Northcote, which are attached to each other, for three generations of a family –grandparents, parents and children. The project will have an 8½-star energy rating and uses solar design principles and high-performance materials – notably rammed earth – that have a high thermal mass and low-embodied energy. Hempcrete, a mix of hemp and lime that works over time as a carbon sink, is used in the walls. Welsch believes it is the first project in Victoria that uses hempcrete as a building material. “The trouble with using a new material (like hempcrete) is … that you are taking a high risk and your client takes a high risk,” says Welsch. “That’s why we’re grateful that we had a client who has said they are happy to be the first one in Victoria and who will spend the extra money on something that is potentially a very good product.”

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Maxa is completing the documents for a small renovation in Thornbury that is set to be built this year. He, too, has been blessed with clients who are willing to accept the challenges of stepping into unknown reaches of sustainable design, and who are in tune with the idea of modest requirements. The building will be constructed from recycled materials, and feature a composting toilet and earth walls. “Recycled materials has been done before, but hopefully we can achieve it in such a way that we are literally pulling waste from landfill to achieve the home,” says Maxa. Composting toilets have traditionally been feared

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appliances. The open-plan living and dining rooms open up through french doors to a pergola-covered wraparound dining terrace with westerly views. Two bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and full marble en suites. Across here, a study also features french doors that lead to another side terrace with planter boxes. Off the hallway is an open-plan sitting room featuring a brick open fireplace and a relaxed French feel. The main bedroom suite is large, with views over rooftops and down Mathoura Road towards Hawksburn. A skylit walk-through wardrobe leads to a double en suite with open shower and freestanding bath. The basement has parking for three cars, plus a handy storage cage. \ MICHELLE OSTROW ZUKERMAN

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MARSHALL WHITE, 9822 9999 Penthouse, 103 Mathoura Road Price: $4.5 million Expressions of interest: Closing March 20 at 5pm


malvern

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ABERCROMBY’S, 9864 5300 1 Glenview Avenue Price: $1.8 million + Auction: March 17 at 11.30am

Fasham Johnson houses are cleverly designed on the premise of how the sun’s path moves over a block. Here, the many windows capture the abundant northern light. This large family residence, built in 1989, features cool, grainy marble throughout, coupled with a subtle taupe colour scheme that creates an aesthetically pleasing outcome. A marble-tiled entry leads into a double-height sitting room where a long mirror, inset into marble, hangs over an open fireplace. A front bedroom or study has a built-in wine rack. Nearby is a bathroom. The kitchen has room-length windows, plus a central island bench and CaesarStone benchtops. It opens up to the light-filled family room and fourth bedroom or rumpus room. Both areas access the wraparound paved garden area through sliding doors. Upstairs, two bedrooms share a central bathroom, while next to the study is the expansive main bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe and double en suite with a spa bath. \ MICHELLE OSTROW ZUKERMAN

postcode

3144

hawthorn

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JELLIS CRAIG, 9810 5000 36 Wattle Road Price: $1.65 million + Auction: March 17 at 2pm

Behind the traditional Hawthorn-brick Victorian façade is something to behold. Award-winning designer Ian Wilson oversaw this three-year-old renovation. Off the hallway are a black powder room and two bedrooms. The main bedroom has a fitted black walkthrough wardrobe to an en suite, including a freestanding bath, open shower and fireplace. Cast-iron pillars introduce the formal dining room. An outdoor dining alcove is off the kitchen, which has black cabinetry and stainless steel appliances. A huge Italian terrazzo island bench is opposite a slate bar with built-in fridge. Steps lead down to the living room with Indian limestone floors, a combustion heater, and around to a fitted study nook. Here, sliding doors lead to a tiered deck surrounded by camouflage curtains, a courtyard, plus parking from the right-of-way. Upstairs there are louvred windows allowing a cross breeze, a mosaic-tiled bathroom and city views from another fitted study and guest bedroom. \ MICHELLE OSTROW ZUKERMAN

postcode

3122

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prahran east

POSTCODE

3147

Every now and then a classic, refined renovation comes along that will stand the test of time. This house, just a few minutes’ walk to Hawksburn village or High Street, is one of those peoperties. The Edwardian exterior is a gentle introduction into sophisticated, light-filled interiors created by the talented Margie Bromilow, of MBA Design. A long, arched and skylit hallway features fashionable chocolate-coloured floorboards. Two bedrooms have corner fireplaces, the main also with a classy white-tiled en suite with a shower over the bath. Enter the nearby study or third bedroom through a pivot door to walls of built-in shelves

postcode

3181

Abercromby´s Real Estate Pty Ltd 9864 5300 4

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POSTCODE

3124

Noel Jones Camberwell 9809 2000 4

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and views of the paved outdoor dining area and pool. A white galley kitchen features a sliding window and breakfast bar that flows into the dining area. In the adjoining living room high- and low-set windows offer privacy and have the effect of framing the outdoors. Black built-in cabinetry and an open fireplace sit under mirrors of smoky glass, gently reflecting light and water. A wall of windows and pivot doors lead to a surprisingly secluded and peaceful outdoors with decking and uplit trees above a built-in banquette. The lap pool extends alongside the living and dining rooms to the outdoor dining area off the kitchen. \ miChEllE osTRow zukERmAn

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3144

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RT EDGAR, 9826 1000 42 Chatsworth Road Price: $1.4 million + Auction: March 17 at noon

Bennison Mackinnon 9864 5000 3-4

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40 Solway Street, Ashburton ................................................................. Price: $1.3 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday March 24 at 12.30pm .................................................................

42 Fordham Avenue, Camberwell ................................................................. Price: $930,000 + ................................................................. Auction Saturday March 17 at 11am .................................................................

35 Claremont Avenue, Malvern ................................................................. Price: $1.65 million - $1.8 million ................................................................. Auction Saturday March 17 at 11.30am .................................................................

Attractive environs and a large, landscaped allotment accompany generous living/dining areas, updated kitchen, four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a study. Moments from Solway Primary School. Land size 998sqm (approx.). Let's eat lunch @ Preserve Kitchen, 32 High Street Let's eat dinner @ L'Olivo, 171 Waverley Road Let's drink coffee @ Red Rhumba, 98 Waverley Road

This elevated, comfortable Californian´s three-bedroom-plus-office/fourth bedroom floor plan promises instant enjoyment directly opposite Frog Hollow Reserve. Consider remodelling or extending (STCA) in an address of immense family appeal. Let's eat lunch @ Ousia, 114 Fordham Avenue Let's eat dinner @ Wildflower Restaurant, 1 Theatre Place Let's drink coffee @ The Conti Deli, 770 Riversdale Road

Update and extend Neering, a classical Hawthorn-brick, double-fronted, threebedroom-plus-study/fourth bedroom Victorian, and make the most of this northfacing rear aspect in a Malvern address of outstanding family appeal. Let's eat lunch @ Living Room, 12-18 Claremont Avenue Let's eat dinner @ Maris, 15 Glenferrie Road Let's drink coffee @ Glasshouse Cafe, 1 Station Street

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POSTCODE

3129

Fletchers Balwyn North 9859 9561 3

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4 Access Road, Mont Albert North ................................................................. Price: $700,000 - $770,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday March 17 at noon .................................................................

POSTCODE

3124

Jellis Craig 9810 5000 3

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26 Lockhart Street, Camberwell ................................................................. Price: $1.25 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday March 24 at 2pm .................................................................

canterbury This freestanding three-bedroom-plusstudy townhouse is a distinctive contemporary haven. Two large living areas adjoin a stunning kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite benches and flows out to a courtyard. 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

A vision of elegance, this outstanding three-bedroom, three-bathroom residence is beautifully renovated, incorporating a stunning indoor/outdoor entertainment domain near Highfield Park, schools, shops and trams. Let's eat lunch @ Eat Raw, 845 Burke Road Let's eat dinner @ Riversdale Thai, 655 Riversdale Road Let's drink coffee @ Café Biscotti, 929 Riversdale Rd

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noel Jones, 9830 1644 7 alexandra avenue Price: $2.05 million Private sale

It is hard to believe this house, off Canterbury’s prestigious Golden Mile, is 30 years old. The carpet is fluffy and white, the walls are spotless and the floor is so polished you can see your reflection. As you enter, you’re instantly greeted with a warm ambience that extends throughout. There’s a formal living room on the right and a formal dining room on the left. A quick stroll down the hallway leads to the kitchen and living area. The Miele stovetop and dishwasher are accompanied by granite benchtops and polished wooden cupboards. There is even a servery in the kitchen wall to ensure food is served fast and steaming hot. Out the back, there is a large rumpus room that could be easily adapted to the taste of the new owners. The bedrooms are all upstairs off the hallway. The main bedroom, which has an en suite, and walk-in wardrobe, has a view of the towering gum tree that shades the backyard. With schools, shops, including Maling Road, nearby this is family living at its finest. \ elizabeth anile

postcode

3126

t

he first few auction weekends have started pretty well for both buyers and sellers in the $1 million to $2 million range. Talking to selling agents and other buyers’ agents, there’s a feeling that there is a bit of a spark out there at the million dollar-plus price level. Agents are telling us that they’re seeing bigger attendances at open for inspections, and the auction crowds are certainly healthier than they were last spring. We’re also seeing an increasing number of buyers prepared to fight off the competition when they’re interested in a house, and lifting their bids, often quite strongly and rapidly. That’s a bit of a change since spring last year, when most buyers would throw up their hands and walk away as soon as they sensed any pressure to lift their price. One such sale was the nicely renovated period house at 18 Bamfield Street, Sandringham, which last year didn’t get a sniff when it was put to market at $2.2 million. This weekend, under Buxton’s Mark Earle, it was finally sold when it was priced correctly (in our opinion) at between $1.9 million and $2.1 million and sold for $2.3 million at a boardroom auction with good competition from three bidders.

However, things are still not quite sparking at the top end – that is, above $2.5 million. This segment had a tough year last year, and is still struggling to gain momentum. On the first big auction Saturday, eight of the 10 homes on offer at that price level were passed in. That result was not completely unexpected. This is a segment that is driven more by want than need – and the want from top-end buyers seems to be to wait and see. The $1 million early zing is not everywhere, either. Port Phillip, for instance, is still low on turnover, and according to Hocking Stuart’s Andrew Stuart, stock levels leading into Easter are still down on last year. So, what are the early market indicators for 2012? When it comes to supply, stock numbers have been solid at auction, with a number of 100-plus auction weekends scheduled pre-Easter in the inner east and Bayside. We believe Richard Winneke from Jellis Craig when he tells us the agency is extremely busy leading up to Easter with an “enormous amount” of listings. On the demand side, Bidderman, our demand indicator, has been steady over the first couple of weeks at 1.5 bidders per auction.

sold for $1.54 million 6 highbury grove, Prahran

On a few of the more widely reported auctions, we’ve been seeing as many as four and five bidders per auction. While this is the exception, it does indicate to us that when the price, property type and position are right, there is an enthusiastic market. Clearance rates are a good indicator of how well prices are matching between sellers and buyers. So far this year, this has been around a reasonably healthy 60 per cent mark and would be higher except for a high number of pass-ins at the top end. In some areas, such as Hawthorn, Kew and Camberwell, we have seen two weeks at 70 per cent-plus clearance rates. If this continues, prices may begin to lift, reversing the longer downward trends of 2011. Last year’s clearance rates tended to

(PICTuRes COuRTesy JAMes MARkeT NeWs)

Buyers back in the fight as the market livens up be to be down around the 50 per cent level, which is why we had a falling market. And what of price? Well, for now we do seem to still be in a lower price regime. We are certainly well off the highs of 2010, with prices down as much as 25 per cent off the highs of Anzac Day 2010. There is good evidence of this in land prices across all suburbs, but in places such as Balwyn and North Balwyn where the typical 2010 $3.3 million French provincial build and sell has now become the 2012 $2.8 million French provincial build and sell … if you can. There are some segments of the market now down around 2007 prices. However, that’s not always the case. If the price, the position and the property are good, you can still sell well in this market. That was evidenced last weekend by a nice little single-fronter at 6 Highbury Grove, Prahran, which was bought at auction under John Morrisby on Saturday. Three bidders took the price to $1.54 million. This represented a 50 per cent increase on the buy price of 2007, with no work done. \ Mal JaMes Principal Buyer advocate 0408 107 988 \ 9804 3133 We Only Buy HOMes www.james.net.au

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3103

balwyn north

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Fletchers, 9859 9561 37 doncaster road Price: $900,000 – $990,000 Auction: March 17 at 3pm

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Regarded as one of Melbourne’s most definitive art deco precincts, the Riverside Estate in Balwyn North remains as rich with style today as it did in the 1930s. Set back from the street with a high fence line, this period house has all but eliminated street noise. Features such as ornamental brick window frames, decorative ceiling panels and original fireplaces will satisfy the art deco aficionados. Families looking for the eastern suburbs’ most prestigious schools will find themselves spoilt for choice, while city-bound trams are metres from the front door. A renovation has added a contemporary kitchen and casual meals area in addition to the three spacious bedrooms, two living areas, central family bathroom and large laundry. The north-facing rear living area has leadlight windows and soaks up great views of the backyard with its pergola and outdoor dining area. The garage doubles as a handyman’s workshop and separate apartment with a kitchenette and connection to all mains. \ eddie morton

Jellis Craig 9810 5000 5

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3101

Kay & Burton Hawthorn 8862 8000 5

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13 Palmer Avenue, Balwyn ................................................................. Price: $2.5 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday March 17 at 11am .................................................................

5 Tregarron Avenue, Kew ................................................................. Price: $3.5 million ................................................................. Private sale EOI closing Tuesday March 20 at 5pm .................................................................

Flawless perfection, this sophisticated house is totally attuned to executive desires with lavish natural finishes reflecting timeless style throughout, study, upper retreat, family room, kitchen/butler´s pantry and open-plan areas. Let's eat lunch @ Snow Pony, 95 Whitehorse Road Let's eat dinner @ Mabrown, 190 Belmore Road Let's drink coffee @ All About Coffee, 335 Whitehorse Road

Located close to first-class schools, shops and trams, this family house encompasses five bedrooms, deluxe bathrooms, two studies, children's lounge, premium kitchen and a family area with pool. Let's eat lunch @ Centonove, 109 Cotham Road Let's eat dinner @ Charcoal Grill on the Hill, 289 High Street Let's drink coffee @ Percy's Aeroplane, 96 Denmark Street

postcode

3104


POSTCODE

3146

Marshall White 9822 9999 3

2

POSTCODE 2

20 Saxby Road, Glen Iris ................................................................. Price: About $1.25 million ................................................................. Auction Saturday March 17 at 10.30am .................................................................

3181

RT Edgar Toorak 9826 1000 4

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4 Grandview Grove, Prahran ................................................................. Price: $4.3 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday March 31 at 12pm .................................................................

camberwell A tranquil position directly opposite Dorothy Laver Reserve offers unbeatable family lifestyle advantages for this stylishly renovated single-level, north-facing 1920s house only minutes from the exclusive school belt and shopping centre. Let's eat lunch @ Our Kitchen Table, 134 Burke Road Let's eat dinner @ Preserve Kitchen, 32 High Street Let's drink coffee @ Glen Iris Milk Bar, 106 Glen Iris Road

Stunning single-level Italianate Victorian residence, beautifully renovated and extended under supervision of Carr Design featuring pool and spa, high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling glass, return driveway and two street frontages. Let's eat lunch @ Café Dior, 217 Commercial Road Let's eat dinner @ Fog, 142 Greville Street Let's drink coffee @ Jacques Reymond, 78 Williams Road

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o’donoghues First national, 9882 3303 143 Fordham avenue Price: $1.2 million – $1.3 million auction: March 17 at 11am

It will be the end of an era when this Camberwell house is sold for the first time in 51 years. The vendor, who has lived here all her life, remembers it being the first double-storey house on the street during her childhood. They would play under a large weeping willow in the backyard and at Christmas the family would combine the living and dining rooms to make enough table space for everyone. Half a century and a very different streetscape later, this house on its massive 997-square metre block still has plenty of life left in it. Original fireplaces, leadlight windows, wood-panelled walls, high ceilings and etched-glass doors are evidence of the house’s lasting charm. It includes four large bedrooms and a study or fifth bedroom, formal and casual meal areas, a lock-up garage and storage shed, and more backyard than the kids can play in. Stretching more than half the length of the block, with fruit trees and a herb garden, the backyard also offers plenty of options for extensions. \ eddie morton

postcode

3124

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POSTCODE

3103

Marshall White 9822 9999 5

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124 Winmalee Road, Balwyn ................................................................. Price: $1.8 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday March 10 at 1.30pm .................................................................

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hockinG stuart, 9830 7000 25 campbell road Price: $2.7 million – $2.97 million auction: March 10 at 1pm

In a tree-lined street just off Mont Albert Road, this brick residence features accommodation for even the largest family. Yet, even through the period elegance, such as deco ceilings and fireplaces, there’s still room to stamp your own particular vision. A wide street frontage and established gardens lead to a verandah with deco-style leadlight windows. Inside, a formal sitting room features original built-in cabinetry surrounding an open fireplace and a bay window. The formal dining room includes a sunroom alcove. Near a bedroom or study is a modern central bathroom. The family room has a fireplace and opens through french doors to the meals area. A 1970s-style kitchen has a butler’s pantry. Off the hallway at the rear is a modern family or rumpus room with a Jetmaster fireplace. The main bedroom has a CaesarStone en suite. Upstairs, three bedrooms have leadlight windows and loft-style vaulted ceilings. Outside is a full-length paved patio overlooking the back garden with a double garage and workshop. \ michelle ostrow zukerman

postcode

3103

An incredible opportunity on more than 1470sqm (approx.) in Balwyn´s most prestigious position. This five-bedroom family residence enjoying extensive views of the Macedon Ranges. Let's eat lunch @ Snow Pony, 95 Whitehorse Road Let's eat dinner @ Stefan's Charcoal Grill, 305 Whitehorse Road Let's drink coffee @ Pure Italian, 249b Belmore Road

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toys

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toY citY 2a St Georges Road, 9530 0202

PartY Bazaar 354 Glen Huntly Road, 9532 4558 www.partybazaar.com.au

PeruGia 367 Glen Huntly Road, 9523 6803

sole citY 361 Glen Huntly Road, 9523 9555

Glo health 358 Glen Huntly Road, 9523 7824 www.glohealth.com.au

For more than six years, Toy City has thrived just a few doors in from Glen Huntly Road. Through word of mouth, young and old alike have flocked from far and wide for the ever-popular wooden, eco-friendly and long-lasting toys. Your hunt for that special gift is over, as the huge range includes cooking toys, Runna bikes and Early Riders, the Discoveroo range, Hape cars made of bamboo and EverEarth toys made of rubber wood. There’s also furniture, dolls, pool fun, books and more. \

As the name suggests, this bazaar has become known as the one-stop party shop. It has every party favour imaginable, from dress-ups to invites, disposable catering to gifts, piñatas, cards, knick-knacks, even toys. You could seriously get lost in here, so if it’s not here, you won’t find it anywhere. Party Bazaar specialises in functions, mind-blowing corporate and party balloon arrangements, professional sound and light shows, and even catering can be arranged. \

Perugia has acquired a keen following of devotees looking for something elegant for weddings, functions or the everyday. Feminine, up-to-the-minute outfits are textured, sometimes layered and sometimes colourful. Accessories including Senso shoes and names such as Crea Concept, Pianurastudio, Malene Birger, Twin-Set and James Jeans. For more than 20 years, designs have been hand chosen by the owner for their quality and classic style that easily spans the seasons. \

After almost 10 years, the following at Sole City is as huge as the range. Widely known as having the largest kids’ and tween’s range of Birkenstock shoes around, this shop is filled to the brim with colour, a rare mix of glitz with comfort and even the practical. Names such as Crocs, Rockport, FitFlops, Dr Martens and Skechers are just to name a few, and the new baby Croc selection is uber-cute. Word does get around when the frequent sales are on. \

New ownership has brought the spark back into Glo Health. Downstairs is a pumping vegetarian/ vegan café where coffee, green smoothies, juices, lunch and snacks stand alongside an enormous range of vitamins, potions and a herbal dispensary. Buy fresh fruit, vegetables, delicious breads, snacks, dairy and meat from the shop, with free local delivery. The upstairs clinic features a team of 12 practitioners, including one of the directors who is a naturopath, and range from masseuses to hypnotherapists and chiropractors. \

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25 James st

Fletchers 172

Albert PArk

80 Hambleton st 4 Moubray st

ArmAdAle

22a Mercer rd 1/45 densham rd 5/25 rose st

RT Edgar Marshall White

40 solway st 41 Baker Pde 8 Nairn st 2 Vears rd

Ashwood

18 Montrose st

bAlwyn

124 Winmalee rd 4/18 deepdene rd 26 Metung st 33 Jurang st 14 Knutsford st 13 Palmer Ave 22 Beckett st 1/39 Nungerner st 274 Union rd 124a rochester rd 20 Grosvenor Pde

Abercromby’s 53 Noel Jones 75 Noel Jones 75 Jellis Craig 142

Noel Jones

Marshall White Marshall White Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Fletchers Kay & Burton

20 Kelvinside st Hocking Stuart 12 Fintonia st Noel Jones 8 Prose st Noel Jones 48 Inverness Way Marshall White 20 Larbert Ave Marshall White 434 Balwyn rd Marshall White 1/11 Glenthorn Ave Christopher Russell 10 Abbott st Jellis Craig 301 Belmore rd Jellis Craig 19 Tannock st Jellis Craig 75 Cityview rd Jellis Craig 21 Yeneda st Jellis Craig 58 Walnut rd Fletchers 9 Tower rd Fletchers 37 doncaster rd Fletchers 3/1 Nicholson st Fletchers

birregurrA

2880 Cape Otway rd

blAckburn

39 Laurel Gve North

blAckburn north

13 surrey st

brighton

20 sussex st 2/1 Chatsworth Ave

burwood

1 & 2/14 summit rd 6 Montpellier rd

cAmberwell

79

99 99 116 119 120 121 142 143 143 167 179

sold for $1.56 million 25 carson street, kew

61 76 76 98 100 100 112 144 144 145 145 146 171 171 172 173

Bruce Falk 187

Fletchers 173

Jellis Craig 122

Jellis Craig 146

Marshall White 90 Marshall White 101

Noel Jones 79 Jellis Craig 147

2/15 Tyrone st Noel Jones 30 Kintore st Marshall White 1276 Toorak rd Marshall White 11 Mayfield Ave Marshall White 6/694 riversdale rd Marshall White 90a Glyndon rd Jellis Craig 35 Loch st Jellis Craig 26 Lockhart st Jellis Craig 6 Pine Ave Jellis Craig 244 Highfield rd Jellis Craig 143 Fordham Ave O’Donoghues First National

77 88 91 101 102 123 124 125 126 147 156

sold for $1.8 million 5 Palm grove, balwyn

52 Paringa rd 7 & 11 Ocean View Ave

Kay & Burton 185 Kay & Burton 186

richmond 41 erin st 1 Moorhouse st 30 Goodwood st 8 shaw st

Abercromby’s 54 RT Edgar 69 Jellis Craig 154 Bennison Mackinnon 160

somers 9 south sea rd

RT Edgar

66

sorrento

sold – undisclosed 84 kinkora road, hawthorn

31, 33 & 35 salonika st 16 Pacific Ave

Kay & Burton 180 Kay & Burton 186

south melbourne cAnterbury

38 rochester rd Hocking Stuart 51 Alexandra Ave Marshall White 2 Chaucer Cres Marshall White 16 Myrtle rd Marshall White 1-15/220 Canterbury rd Jellis Craig 15 Maysia st Jellis Craig 29 Milton st Jellis Craig 24a Myrtle rd Jellis Craig 9/6 Balwyn rd O’Donoghues First National

cArlton

62/1 Queensberry st

cArrum downs

bAlwyn north

box hill south

70 96

Marshall White 82 Marshall White 94 Marshall White One 157

Ashburton

17-21 Junction rd

red hill south

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cAulfield south 13 Amelia st

deePdene dc 1-3 Palm Gve

eAst melbourne 121 Grey st

glen iris

3/9 Maverston st 46 Hillside Pde 3 Howitt st 1476 High st 20 saxby rd 11 Britten st 4 Francis Cres 2/15 dickens st 1b York rd 6 Macdonald st 3 station Ave 35-43 High st 35a Peate Ave

hAwthorn

155 Church st 68/8 Wallen rd 20 Bell st 35a elphin Gve 414 Auburn rd 86 robinson rd 6/672 Glenferrie rd 36 Wattle rd 4 Osborne Crt 5/43-45 robinson rd 553 Glenferrie rd 3/499 Glenferrie rd

hAwthorn eAst

39 Auburn Gve 60 Lilydale Gve 9 Invermay Gve 13 Leura Gve 33 ryeburne Ave 7 station st 2 Fairmount rd 40 Invermay Gve 437 Tooronga rd 62 Fletcher st

Caine

59 93 102 103 115 127 128 148 156

63

CB Richard Ellis 111

Marshall White 103

Marshall White

83

RT Edgar

73

Hocking Stuart Noel Jones Noel Jones Marshall White Marshall White Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Fletchers Fletchers Kay & Burton

61 77 78 104 104 129 130 148 149 149 169 170 176

heAlesville 30-36 Thomas rd

RT Edgar

71

RT Edgar

72

hesket 114 Bowens rd

inverloch 134 Albert ruttle dve

LJ Hooker 187

69 Burke rd Marshall White 12 emo rd Marshall White 75 Tooronga rd Jellis Craig 20 Coppin st Bennison Mackinnon 17 rebecca rd Bennison Mackinnon 8a repton rd Bennison Mackinnon 17 Coppin Gve Kay & Burton 66 Central Park rd Kay & Burton

87 108 118 158 161 163 177 178

melbourne

kew 28 Walpole Nelson Alexander 57 6a Wellington st Hocking Stuart 62 97 Walpole st Marshall White 89 10/910 Glenferrie rd Marshall White 107 1-3 Annadale st Jellis Craig 136 17 Molesworth st Jellis Craig 137 2 Annadale st Jellis Craig 152 23 Park Cres Jellis Craig 153 3/60 Peel st Jellis Craig 153 3/19 Grandview Tce Fletchers 172 5 Tregarron Ave Kay & Burton 183

1501/505 st Kilda rd 7e/481 st Kilda rd

Marshall White 80 Kay & Burton 182

35 Canterbury rd 82 Armstrong st 286 Beaconsfield Pde

RT Edgar 70 Marshall White 108 Greg Hocking 114

25 Trafalgar st 18 Black st 1/19 Gordon st

Marshall White 97 Jellis Craig 138 Jellis Craig 154

Abercromby’s Hocking Stuart Hocking Stuart Caine Marshall White Marshall White DTZ Australia Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Kay & Burton Kay & Burton

55 61 62 63 105 106 111 131 150 150 183 184

Hocking Stuart Marshall White Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Kay & Burton

60 105 132 133 134 135 151 151 152 184

Hocking Stuart 62 Fletchers 173

mount wAverley 42 Leonie Ave

Fletchers 173

murrumbeenA 14 Melbourne st

Noel Jones

79

Marston & Cook

58

north melbourne 86 Macaulay rd

Port melbourne 140 rouse st

kooyong 110 elizabeth st 11 Moralla rd

Nichols Crowder 157

PortseA 62 106 111 111 112

Marshall White 107 Kay & Burton 174

mAlvern 1 Glenview Ave Abercromby’s 14 Lysterville Ave Marshall White 35 Claremont Ave Bennison Mackinnon 45 Milton Pde Bennison Mackinnon 231 Wattletree rd Bennison Mackinnon 18-20 Cummins Gve Kay & Burton

57 84 162 162 164 182

3831 Point Nepean rd

39 earl st Hocking Stuart 63 4 Grandview Gve RT Edgar 64 101 Williams rd Marshall White 109 19 Chatsworth rd Marshall White 109 4 Highbury Gve Bennison Mackinnon 163

PrAhrAn eAst RT Edgar 65 Marshall White 86 Marshall White One 157

52 56 73 73 78

2101/7 Yarra st RT Edgar 21 ralston st Marshall White 9 Barry st Jellis Craig 402/1 Chapel Mews Jellis Craig 23 Marne st Bennison Mackinnon 7/34 Macfarlan st Bennison Mackinnon 1-23 Millswyn st Kay & Burton 23 Commercial rd Kay & Burton

68 110 139 155 159 164 175 181

south yArrA

5204/1 Freshwater Plc RT Edgar 85/7 riverside Quay Marshall White

69 85

st kildA TBM 165

surrey hills 15 Anderson rd 107 Croydon rd 8 sir Garnet rd 10 Queen st 25 shepherd st 47 Broughton rd 3/5 Middlesex rd 48 Boisdale st 6/47 Kent rd 64 Warrigal rd

Hocking Stuart Marshall White Marshall White Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Fletchers Fletchers Fletchers

63 92 110 140 141 155 156 166 168 172

101 Canterbury rd Abercromby’s 6 Cloverdale Ave RT Edgar 9/41 Tintern Ave RT Edgar 5/568 Toorak rd Noel Jones 5/103 Mathoura rd Marshall White 12a Monomeath Ave Marshall White 54 Irving rd Bennison Mackinnon 4b/516 Toorak rd TBM 62/546 Toorak rd TBM 9 Fairbairn rd Kay & Burton 226 Toorak rd Kay & Burton 23 May rd Kay & Burton

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windsor 2/15 Williams rd

RT Edgar

73

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mAlvern eAst 11 Bates st Abercromby’s 26a repton rd Abercromby’s 104/1261-1269 Malvern rd RT Edgar 5/1261-1269 Malvern rd RT Edgar 94 Tooronga rd Noel Jones

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Malvern East 11 Bates Street ´EAST VIEW´ - Perfection Proved Possible

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A meticulously renovated five bedroom, four bathroom Victorian mansion, EAST VIEW balances period grandeur with an emphasis on contemporary quality in the Gascoigne Estate´s most prestigious pocket. The romance of the era defines a refined sitting room, intimate formal dining room and a charming music room. Fabulous family dimensions overlooking expansive terrace entertaining and a solar heated swimming pool are served by an open-plan kitchen in which Calacutta island bench, AGA stove and generous scullery blend form and function brilliantly. Every imaginable luxury, including huge study, separate children´s study/surround sound cinema, loft/lounge/fifth bedroom, humidity/temperature controlled 120 dozen capacity cellar, hydronic heating, air-conditioning, abundant storage and double garage Private Auction: Thursday 22nd March View: By appointment Jeff Gole 0419 401 677 Tim Derham 0438 332 844

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Ashburton 40 Solway Street A Location In A Class Of Its Own Un-interrupted aspects over the bushland accompanying Gardiners Creek, the golf course and bike paths that travel all the way to town provide this elevated home with some of Melbourne´s most desirable family surroundings, only moments from Solway Primary School, East Malvern station and multiple sporting ovals. Such attractive environs and a large, landscaped allotment accompany generous living/dining areas, an updated kitchen and a downstairs family room opening to paved expanses and designer decking. Four bedrooms, two bathrooms, study, home office/gym area and hydronic heating enhance enjoyment. 4500L water tank and carport complement convenience. Exceptional family credentials. Land size approximately 998 sqm. Auction: Saturday 24th March at 12.30pm View: Thursday 2.00-2.30pm & Saturday 12.00-12.30pm Tim Derham 0438 332 844 Jeff Gole 0419 401 677 Kate Cusack 0438 334 374

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Richmond 41 Erin Street One of Richmond Hill´s Finest C1878 Situated in the heart of Richmond, this charming freestanding, double fronted, two storey Victorian residence consists of eleven principle rooms whilst enjoying a sprawling Northern garden and two street frontages (733sqm approx.). Garaging for up to four cars is made easy via the rear entrance on Bowen Street. Accommodation includes up to five bedrooms, three bathrooms, formal sitting room (OFP), separate dining room with bay window and bar (OFP), study, Northern kitchen and living room (OFP), gym, powder room and large laundry complete this beautifully proportioned house with irresistible interiors. Additional features include: Hydronic heating, air conditioning, outdoor decking and built in BBQ. Fantasatic opportunity for future subdivision potential or possible consulting rooms and day procedure centre (STCA). Expressions of Interest: Closing Tuesday 27th March at 5.00pm View: Thursday 5.00-5.30pm & Saturday 1.00-1.30pm Jock Langley 0419 530 008 Tim Derham 0438 332 844 Agents In Conj: Kay & Burton Peter Kudelka 0418 319 439 or or Gowan Gowan Stubbings Stubbings 0412 269 999

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Hawthorn 155 Church Street A Significant History, A Spectacular Landmark Home One of Hawthorn´s earliest hotels c1854, a residence from 1866, transformed over the years into one of the inner city´s most handsome landmark homes. An impressive foyer introduces an evocative and charming formal drawing room, a book-lined study and a grand dining room. Beneath, a huge cellar will accommodate not only the wine enthusiast´s dream collection but also a large volume of general storage. A charming central living-room and large contemporary kitchen/meals area lead to a glorious loggia. Spectacular sub-tropical private gardens and off-street parking from second frontage to Denham Street enhance this elevated inner city location close to Richmond and the river. Private Auction: Wednesday 28th March View: By appointment Thursday 2.00-2.30pm & Saturday 11.00-11.30am Jeff Gole 0419 401 677 Andrew Harlock 0419 379 992 Jock Langley 0419 530 008

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Malvern East 26a Repton Road Great Comes In Three´s! Three distinctive living zones, three instantly appealing outdoor domains, three large bedrooms, three sky-lit bathrooms...all the spaces of this beautifully bright single level home offer brilliant surprises of size and style. Larger than anticipated, served by a smeg equipped granite kitchen, inviting living and dining areas open to a sunny courtyard retreat while to the rear the versatile third space leads to outdoor entertaining. Ducted heating, evaporative cooling, ducted vacuum and carport complement ideal dimensions adjacent to Ardrie Park.

Toorak 101 Canterbury Road ´CANTERBURY´ - On The Verge Of Toorak Village Proof that modern, low-maintenance ease and ´lock up and leave´ convenience can be accompanied by classical appeal, this updated three bedroom, two bathroom Victorian offers a charismatic answer to the downsizing conundrum. Generous living, large study and private courtyard of attractive proportions are complemented by the separate kitchen/dining area´s great size, granite surfaces and polished floorboards. Ducted heating, split air conditioning units, intercom and carport. Set on a corner position featuring second frontage to Ross Street and only minutes from Toorak Primary School and Toorak Village combine to make this property an exciting opportunity.

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Auction: Saturday 17th March at 10.30am View: Thursday & Saturday 12.00-12.30pm Jeff Gole 0419 401 677 Andrew Harlock 0419 379 992

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Malvern 1 Glenview Avenue Meeting Family Needs The Modern Way Designed so that northern light washes over inviting spaces close to Malvern Central School, great cafes and Glenferrie Road, this substantial modern residence is a highly desirable family domain offering up to five bedrooms served by four bathrooms. Brightness and beauty define a formal entertaining area complemented by sun drenched central dining and attractive everyday living/dining dimensions accompanied by a family focussed kitchen. Separate lounge/home cinema completes exceptional spaces enhanced by elegantly landscaped outdoor surroundings. Double garage. Total comfort. All today´s answers.

Auction: Saturday 17th March at 11.30am View: Thursday 6.00-6.30pm & Saturday 1.00-1.30pm Tim Derham 0438 332 844 Kate Cusack 0438 334 374

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28 WALPOLE STREET

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Brilliant contemporary design – spacious and central! This architect-owner designed residence offers large wellzoned living areas, state-of-the-art kitchen (Baumatic appliances) and 2 luxurious bathrooms, 3 bedrooms (dressing room to main), family room, study, and dual secure garage, with landscaped courtyards and premium fittings, close to Kew Junction and leading schools.

Auct Sat 24 March at 11 am Roland Paterson 0417 367 997 Open Wed 12.30 - 1 pm & Sat 1 - 1.30 pm

205 Brunswick St Fitzroy 9417 1956

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NORTH MELBOURNE 1, 2 & 3/86 Macaulay Road

AUCTION Saturday 24th March from 11:00am

Put your stamp on history 3 refurbished heritage buildings to be sold individually or as one awaiting your imagination to create something special Suit full refurbishment or redevelopment STCA Zoned Mixed use Building 1; Ground level and basement over 265m2, private open space 54m2 Building 2; Total floor area over 114 m2 and private open space 156 m2 Building 3; Ground level and basement over 265 m2, private open space 68 m2 Each building has individual characteristics rarely seen with soaring 4 metre ceilings, ample natural light, ornate rosettes & cornices, exposed timber beams and gothic style windows. Within University High Zone, minutes walk from Errol Street shopping village, city transport, Arden Street oval and recreational facilities only minutes from the CBD. First time offered for public acquisition Highly recommended

Flemington

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274-276 Racecourse Rd

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Canterbury 38 Rochester Road (cnr Winson Green Rd) Corner site 919sqm approx with 10 main rooms. Enjoy the charm and character of this large clinker brick home comprising 10 main rooms and or enjoy the location of this substantial home in one of Canterbury’s finest streets. You will appreciate how near you are to the cafes, shopping and restaurants of Maling & Whitehorse Roads, while City train and tram await at either end of the road. Bus at your door and a multitude of fine private & state schools. 4/5 bedrooms or study in a flexible floor plan allow you to have separate areas for teens and adults; step out into established front and large private back garden of drought-tolerant plants.

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Thurs 1.00 - 1.30pm & Sat 2.30 - 3.00pm Sat 24th March - 2.00pm 46 / D10 $1,600,000 - $1,750,000 Hawthorn/Camberwell 1153-1557 Burke Road, Kew 3101 9944 3888 Paul Walker 0418 333 333 Toby Parker 0413 581 104

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Hawthorn East 39 Auburn Grove A house that has it all Fabulous four bedroom home with space for a family to live, love and enjoy - indoors and out. Topmost quality to admire in spotted Gum floorboards, finest fittings and architecturally designed to maximise light and space. Upstairs rumpus room and downstairs study. Original Victorian heritage remains in two fireplaces in two downstairs bedrooms. Stunning kitchen with view across dining room and living room, through enormous glass doors to outdoor living area and double carport from the R.O.W. Walk to Auburn train station, Burke Road trams, hotels and Fritsch Holzer Park. All you need for your busy lifestyle and all you want to come home to. 60 The weekly review \ march 7, 2012

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2 Thurs 12.00 - 12.30pm & Sat 12.00 - 12.45pm Sat 24th March - 12.30pm 45 / G1 $1,275,000 - $1,375,000 Hawthorn/Camberwell 1153-1157 Burke Road, Kew 3101 9944 3888 Glen Coutinho 0409 779 399 Reilly Waterfield 0422 291 773 Nicholas Holmes 0409 215 104 Shamit Verma 0401 137 597

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Hawthorn 68/8 Wallen Road Watermark’s Finest A seriously spacious period apartment behind this historic façade is a must see. Spread over 1 level and flooded with natural light it comprises: enormous master bedroom with ensuite, large 2nd bedroom with adjoining bathroom. A charming entry hall and wide hallway leads to an oversized living / dining room with tall arched windows and high strapped ceilings, a stainless steel style kitchen is a perfect fit in this most unique property with Hawthorn’s most attractive parkland at your doorstep. Further features include heating / cooling, tram to the door, lift access to 2 car parks, storage cage, quality appliances and ample guest parking. Within easy reach of the CBD. 2

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Balwyn North 20 Kelvinside Street Well loved and well-maintained home with only two owners in 47 years! View-filled north-facing lounge room also overlooks rear garden. Within easy reach of the reserve, shopping centre and Balwyn High School.

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Thurs 2.00 - 2.30pm & Sat 11.00 - 11.30am > AUCTION Sat 31st March - 1.00pm > MEL REF 32 / G12 > EPR $750,000 - $820,000 > OFFICE Balwyn 279 Whitehorse Road 3101 > TEL 9830 7000 > CONTACT Dale Edgcumbe 0412 362 475 Paula Edgcumbe 0418 507 029 > VIEW

Glen Iris 3/9 Maverston Street Privately positioned in an exclusive boutique development, this exquisite home showcases contemporary architecture & stylish interiors. Enhanced by polished floors the home comprises large living/dining, entertainer’s alfresco courtyard, chef’s kitchen, 2 bedrooms & deluxe bathroom.

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As advertised Sat 31st March - 1.30pm 60 / D6 $660,000 - $720,000 Glen Iris 58 High Street 3146 > TEL 9885 9811 > CONTACT Simon Byrne 0413 701 444 David Macmillan 0411 111 108 Andrew James 0411 420 788 > VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF > EPR > OFFICE

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Hawthorn 20 Bell Street Charming cottage in a superb locale. This quaint single fronted Victorian cottage offers a lovely park aspect and option to renovate and/or extend (subject to council approval). Offers 4 principle rooms, bathroom/laundry, living/dining and refurbished kitchen.

Kew 6A Wellington Street Features include: Three large bedrooms BIR’s, two bathrooms, stylish kitchen, large living/ dining, laundry, private courtyard and double garage. Make it your home, invest if you wish and start living the dream.

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Thurs 11.00 - 11.30am & Sat 10.00 - 10.30am > AUCTION Sat 17th March - 12.00pm > MEL REF 45 / E9 > EPR $780,000 - $850,000 > OFFICE Hawthorn/Camberwell 1153-1557 Burke Road, Kew 3101 > TEL 9944 3888 > CONTACT Laurence Murphy 0421 829 028 Maurice Di Marzio 0419 182 276 > VIEW

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Wed, Thurs & Sat 2.00 - 2.30pm Sat 24th March - 3.30pm 45 / C7 $730,000 - $790,000 Hawthorn/Camberwell 1153-1157 Burke Road, Kew 3101 > TEL 9944 3888 > CONTACT Hayden Mitchell 0421 958 359 Glen Coutinho 0409 779 399 > VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF > EPR > OFFICE

Kew 13 Redmond Street Nothing but fascinating panoramic views between you and the city and Mt Macedon! Ten rooms. Improve to your personal taste – or build anew (Subject to Council Approval). Walk to finest schools, The Yarra, High Street trams.

Mont Albert North 11 Allison Road Presiding in a wonderful pocket of Mont Albert North, this fabulous property is on a prime block of land, providing an abundance of scope and opportunities for all buyers, renovate, build your dream home or redevelop (subject to council approval). Land 708sqm approx.

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POA Hawthorn/Camberwell 1153-1157 Burke Road, Kew 3101 > TEL 9944 3888 > CONTACT Reilly Waterfield 0422 291 773 Glen Coutinho 0409 779 399 > EPR > OFFICE

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Thurs 11.00 - 11.30am & Sat 10.15 - 10.45am > AUCTION Sat 24th March - 11.00am > MEL REF 47 / A6 > EPR $700,000 - $770,000 > OFFICE Balwyn 279 Whitehorse Road 3127 > TEL 9830 7017 > CONTACT Troy Rendle 0438 305 520 Toby Parker 0413 581 104 > VIEW

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Prahran/Windsor 39 Earl Street Prime Prahran Appeal. This vibrant 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom period residence’s contemporary spaces conclude with a sundrenched northern courtyard just a whistle away from Chapel St. Open-plan living area, stylish Blanco kitchen, ducted heating, alarm & more.

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CARLTON 62/1 Queensberry Street LUXURIOUS LIVING Situated on the 6th floor of the boutique 'Panorama on Rathdowne' complex, boasting West & City views, this stylish apartment is the ideal inner city home. Comprises 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, huge kitchen, vast living dining area with sophisticated floor to ceiling shelving, large balcony with expansive views. Also included security car park & internal storeroom.

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Surrey Hills 15 Anderson Street Dare to dream, create an exciting future. Bordering the English Counties estate, be captivated by this leafy period home near parks, cafes, transport and schools. Features 3 bedrooms, lounge, kitchen, meals, living, heating, cooling, private garden and carport.

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Thurs 3.00 - 3.30pm & Sat 3.30 - 4.00pm > AUCTION Sat 17th March - 1.00pm > MEL REF 46 / G12 > EPR POA > OFFICE Hawthorn/Camberwell 1153-1557 Burke Rd, Kew 3101 > TEL 9944 3888 > CONTACT Laurence Murphy 0421 829 028 Maurice Di Marzio 0419 182 276 > VIEW

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HAWTHORN 35A Elphin Grove AN AFFORDABLE DREAM This property represents a truly rare opport to acquire vacant land with approved permit to build in verdant Hawthorn. Superb site (176m2), situated at the end of blue-stoned Elphin Lane, nestled in a quiet & charming pocket of this highly sought after suburb. A short walk from fashionable Glenferrie Road shopping & dining precinct, as well as many outstanding educational institutions in & adjacent to the suburb. All modes of public transport are easily accessible. Building plans & permits approved & included. An exceptional opportunity.

AUCTION

Sat 17th March at 2.00pm

VIEW

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CONTACT Jacob Caine 0407 393 599 Paul Caine 0407 393 900 OFFICE

370 Albert St East Melbourne

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PRAHRAN 4 Grandview Grove Stunning Italianate Victorian residence beautifully renovated and extended under supervision of “Carr Design” featuring pool and spa, floor to ceiling glass and 2 street frontages. All only a minute’s walk to High Street, Hawksburn Village shops, restaurants and parklands. Land size 918 m2. Formal lounge, huge open plan kitchen/dining and informal sitting room area opening to north facing garden, 4 generous bedrooms plus study, 2 ensuite bathrooms and large main bathroom. Hydronic and in-slab floor heating, full A/C, double lock up garage, storage/workshop, keyless entry and alarm. 64 The weekly review \ march 7, 2012

Auction Saturday 31st March at 12.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) View Thursday 2.00 - 2.30pm & 6.00 - 6.30pm Saturday 3.00 - 3.30pm Call Jeremy Fox 0418 339 650 David Colbran 0418 348 481 Office 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000

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PRAHRAN EAST 42 Chatsworth Road This beautifully renovated period residence on one of Prahran’s premier tree lined streets between the highly sought Hawksburn Village and High Street shops and restaurants, opens to a stunning 15 metre north facing lap pool and courtyard gardens. 2 large bedrooms, main with ensuite, BIR and direct access to lap pool, 2nd bathroom, study/3rd bedroom, gourmet kitchen with Euro appliances, open plan lounge and dining rooms with open fireplace all opening to rear garden and lap pool. Off street car parking, heating and cooling, attic storage, security and a deep allotment of approx 43 metres.

Auction Saturday 17th March at 12.00pm (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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SOMERS “Illiac” 9 South Sea Road Iconic ‘Hamptons’ style beach house in a prized and tightly held, absolute beachfront location with quiet unspoiled beaches, just 1 hour from Melbourne. Step down through sculptured, coastal gardens to sand and sea at the bottom of the garden, in this magical seaside hamlet. Architect designed and finished to international standards features include cliff-top horizon pool, 4-5 bedrooms, study, self-contained boathouse with private jetty and spectacular views to Phillip Island, Seal Rock and The Nobbies.

Call Office

Michael Phoenix 0408 675 361 Warwick Anderson 0418 320 873 43 Cook Street Flinders 5989 0599

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TOORAK 6 Cloverdale Avenue Classic double fronted period home within a short stroll to Toorak Village, Como Park and the Yarra River walk. Fantastic opportunity to renovate or build a new home (STCA). Land size: 379m2 approx. Comprising: Entrance hall, 3 double bedrooms, front formal sitting room, central bathroom and kitchen with casual meals area, adjoining family room, outside laundry and separate toilet. Note: Tandem garage and single car port from rear lane access.

Auction Saturday 31st March at 11.00am (Unless Sold Prior) View Wednesday & Saturday 12.00 - 12.30pm Call Warwick Anderson 0418 320 873 Michael Ebeling 0418 338 811 Office 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 rtedgar.com.au

TOORAK 9/41 Tintern Avenue Framed by evocative lines from renowned architect Walter Richmond Butler, this majestic period apartment delivers luxurious dimensions literally moments from Toorak Village. Huge living and dining domains rich in original character are complemented by a romantic terrace, served by an older style separate kitchen. Massive main bedroom with ensuite and WIRs, 2 further bedrooms and a central second bathroom convey memorable personality and proportions. Charming shared gardens, storage and single lock up garage further enhance an apartment of distinctive identity in an elite address.

Auction View Call Office

Saturday 24th March at 11.00am (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday 11.00 - 11.30am Simon Jones 0418 531 243 David Colbran 0418 348 481 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 rtedgar.com.au

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SOUTH MELBOURNE 176 Cecil Street An outstanding townhouse with city views, this residence provides for a low maintenance and secure lifestyle. Perfect inner city location, only a short stroll to Melbourne CBD. 4 bedrooms, 2 with ensuite bathrooms and further central bathroom are complemented by a Euro kitchen to expansive open plan living/dining areas and terrace ideal for outdoor entertaining with Northern aspect and city views. Lift to all levels, heating/cooling, polished timber floors, refrigerated wine storage and double garaging. Close to Albert Park Primary, Clarendon Street shops and South Melbourne Market.

Expressions of Interest Closing Monday 19th March at 3.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) View Wednesday & Saturday 1.00 - 1.30pm Call Tim Wilson 0419 726 769 Anthony Grimwade 0418 382 226 Office 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 rtedgar.com.au

SOUTH YARRA 2101/7 Yarra Street This fantastic contemporary sub penthouse apartment located on the 21st floor of this highly regarded building, architect designed by Bird De La Coeur, offers views from the bay through to Melbourne city. With cutting edge style and design it features 3 large bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, main with ensuite, modern kitchen to open plan living/dining and outdoor terrace. Security, lift, heating/cooling, 2 car parks, separate storage, amazing roof top pool and gym. Close to some of Melbourne’s best restaurants, shopping, transport and many of Melbourne’s leading schools. 68 The weekly review \ march 7, 2012

Expressions of Interest Closing Tuesday 13th March at 5.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) View Wednesday & Saturday 2.00 - 2.30pm Call Anthony Grimwade 0418 382 226 Tim Wilson 0419 726 769 Office 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 rtedgar.com.au


RICHMOND HILL 1 Moorhouse Street Circa 1886 restored Victorian residence beautifully renovated and only seconds walk to Bridge Road, transport and a short stroll to MCG, Fitzroy Gardens and the CBD. Featuring: Formal sitting room and separate dining both with open fireplaces, 2 bedrooms both with built in robes, marble bathroom, Euro kitchen, laundry, open plan living and dining with retracting glass walls to outdoor entertaining area. Upstairs: Study, master suite with walk in robes, marble ensuite, all opening to balcony and 2nd entertainer’s area with city glimpses. Alarm, off-street car parking for 2 cars and heating/cooling.

Auction Saturday 24th March at 2.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) View Wednesday 12.00 - 12.30pm & Thursday 6.00 - 6.30pm Saturday 2.00 - 2.30pm Call Sarah Case 0439 431 020 Jeremy Fox 0418 339 650 Office 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 rtedgar.com.au

SOUTHBANK 5204/1 Freshwater Place Every room of this majestic apartment appreciates views that sweep over the sea, soar over the city and stretch out to the landscapes beyond. Light filled dimensions for living, dining and entertaining are served by a sophisticated kitchen where the story is all Miele and marble. Exclusive membership of the 40th floor Skyline Club ensures an exceptional lifestyle. Large storage cage and triple car parking on level 1 completes an offering by vendors keen to explore new life adventures.

Private Sale View Thursday 5.30 - 6.00pm & Saturday 1.15 - 1.45pm Call Tony Noonan 0420 984 968 Robert Marden 0412 381 841 Office 133 Victoria Avenue, Albert Park 9699 7222 rtedgar.com.au march 7, 2012 \ The weekly review 69


MIDDLE PARK 80 Hambleton Street One of Middle Park’s most appealing addresses. Close proximity to Canterbury Road light rail, Albert Park Lake and the beach, complements this inviting 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home’s perfect balance of modern luxury and low-maintenance ease. Generous living areas enhanced by an effective light court create irresistible first impressions, immediately matched by a separate dining domain and a gleaming granite and stainless steel kitchen. Beyond, a landscaped courtyard beckons. Alluring upstairs accommodation. Ducted vacuum, ducted heating.

Auction View Call Office

Saturday 31st March at 12.30pm (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday & Saturday 12.00 - 12.30pm Gerald Betts 0418 371 855 Robert Marden 0412 381 841 133 Victoria Avenue, Albert Park 9699 7222 rtedgar.com.au

MIDDLE PARK 35 Canterbury Road Classic Victorian terrace provides a spectacular opportunity to enjoy indoor and outdoor spaces on a deep allotment of 50m. Evocative living and dining rooms while above, four upstairs bedrooms surround a central bathroom and sunny study/children’s retreat. To the rear, a modern kitchen precedes expansive paved outdoor entertaining, great garden dimensions and double carport accessed from Canterbury Place. A perfect, ideally positioned, example of past, present and future appeal. NB. Approved plans for renovation including pool and loft. 70 The weekly review \ march 7, 2012

Auction Saturday 24th March at 2.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) View Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday 1.00 - 1.30pm Call Gerald Betts 0418 371 855 Simon Jones 0418 531 243 Sarah Morrison 0408 365 361 Office 133 Victoria Avenue, Albert Park 9699 7222 rtedgar.com.au


HEALESVILLE 30 - 36 Thomas Road Lot A - Stately country residence, outstanding park-like allotment of 5932sqm. Spacious rooms with dimensions of years gone by: 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, country-size kitchen, enormous lounge, formal dining and home office or perfect media room. Complemented by solar heated indoor pool and dual car garage. A home of character and substance. Beautifully maintained and presented. Lots 1, 2 & 3 - 3 superb allotments ranging from 4331 - 4561sqm. Elevated, views, large building envelopes, power, telephone, mains water and gas available. All conveniently located on township outskirts.

Expressions of Interest Closing Friday 30th March (Unless Sold Prior) View By Appointment Call Greg Wittmann 0409 560 122 Mark Sutherland 0407 103 811 Office 1 - 3 Exeter Road, Croydon 9727 5300 rtedgar.com.au

YARRA VALLEY "Bulong Estate" Yarra Junction 112 of the finest grape growing acres (with 80 under vine) confirmed by award winning wines and accolades. Suitable soil, required elevation, preferred aspect, abundant water, easily traversed topography and magnificent living environment. Architect-designed restaurant/cellar door facility with seating for 60+ patrons, adjacent winery and farm buildings, superb 40sq (approx) 4 bedroom residence overlooking the property and surrounding mountains. Located only 1 Âź hours Melbourne.

Expressions of Interest Closing Friday 30th March at 5.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) View By Appointment Call Mark Sutherland 0407 103 811 Office 1 - 3 Exeter Road, Croydon 9727 5300

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WOODEND (via HESKET) 114 Bowens Road Located at the end of an enchanting drive of towering gums and over the meandering Falls Creek lies the recently modernised 4 bedroom homestead with mesmerising views from the tightly held northern slopes of Mt Macedon. The property consists of 69 acres with excellent pasture and a balance of natural bush, abundant water from tanks/bore, miscellaneous shedding suiting a variety of pursuits including cattle or horses. Extremely private and bordering state forest this unique rural holding is only 5 minutes from the freeway and Woodend Township.

Auction View Call Office

Saturday 31st March at 11.00am (Unless Sold Prior) Saturday 12.00 - 12.30pm Beverley Higgs 0448 271 222 Tom May 0413 996 185 124 High Street, Woodend 5427 1222 rtedgar.com.au

MT BULLER Bitali at The Stables Master Builders Association National & State Awards winning project with drive in/ski out amenity just 100 metres from the Village Centre. Freestanding chalet approx 225sqm with spectacular views, whole floor living area, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, powder room, lock up garage and fully furnished. Priced to sell at $1,395,000 with easy Vendor’s Terms.

A L P I N E Private Sale View By Appointment Call Annelies Zirknitzer 0422 773 895 Office 50 Agnes Street, East Melbourne 9650 0509 Conj. Mark Adams Real Estate - Mark Adams 0419 848 007

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PRICE REDUCED TO SELL

MALVERN 5/1261-1269 Malvern Road

MALVERN 104/1261-1269 Malvern Road

Brand new 2 bedroom apartment featuring open plan living area, gourmet kitchen, 2 bathrooms and oak floors. Idyllically located on the corner of Malvern Rd and Elizabeth St with high quality finishes, 2 car spaces, storage cage and located moments from Stonnington’s finest amenities, this apartment is a must to inspect.

Brand new first floor apartment featuring lift to the front door, 3 bedrooms + study, 2 bathrooms, parquetry flooring, CaesarStone benches and Miele appliances. Heating/cooling and 2 secure car spaces. Walking distance to Glenferrie Road and High Street shops and close to Malvern Gardens, transport and cafes.

Auction View Call Office

Auction View Call Office

Saturday 17th March at 11.30am (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday 2.00 - 2.30pm & Saturday 1.00 - 1.30pm Mark Wridgway 0419 510 777 Sarah Cody 0421 158 947 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 rtedgar.com.au

Saturday 17th March at 11.00am (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday 2.00 - 2.30pm & Saturday 1.00 - 1.30pm Mark Wridgway 0419 510 777 Sarah Cody 0421 158 947 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 rtedgar.com.au

EAST MELBOURNE 121 Grey Street

WINDSOR Lot 2, 15 Williams Road

This stunning renovated Victorian terrace, circa 1867 is only moments to the MCG, CBD, cafes, transport and Fitzroy Gardens. Formal lounge and separate dining with open fireplaces, modern kitchen, meals, family, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, heating, cellar, outdoor entertaining and off street car space. Land 170m2.

Land with Plans, a Permit and a Palm Tree! Approximately 288m2 of prime land with North-Westerly orientation and approved plans to build a 2 storey 3 bedroom plus study contemporary home with off street parking. Superbly positioned to High Street shops and transport, with easy access to city and surroundings.

Auction View Call Office

Auction View Call Office

Saturday 24th March at 11.00am (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday & Saturday 11.00 - 11.30am Phillip French 0411 090 987 Andrew Smith 0413 309 605 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 rtedgar.com.au

Saturday 24th March at 2.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) Saturday 11.00 - 11.30am Anthony Grimwade 0418 382 226 Mark Wridgway 0419 510 777 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 rtedgar.com.au march 7, 2012 \ The weekly review 73


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

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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MELBOuRnE 1501/505 St Kilda Road Walk from the dramatic foyer into the huge formal living room and you know you have arrived into a truly remarkable 600sqm (approx) family home. Enjoy the sunset with spectacular views of Albert Park Lake, the Bay, City skyline and Fawkner Park. Huge master suite with terrace, ensuite, WIRs and study complimented by three further bedrooms each with ensuite, 5th bedroom/home office, second living zone, laundry and media room. Features basement storage, 6xcar-parks, pool, gym, sauna, steam rooms and elegant lobby with excellent concierge service.

Expressions of Interest Close Tuesday 20th March at 5pm

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Inspect

By Appointment Only

Contact

Mary Dowling 0438 098 888 Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271

Web

www.1501-505stkildaroadmelbourne.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999


ToorAk Penthouse, 103 Mathoura road This sumptuous penthouse’s sheer luxury and magnificent proportions deliver a sophisticated lifestyle on Toorak Village. Surrounded by terraces, the sitting room, study, opulent main bedroom with en-suite and two further bedrooms with en-suites are highlighted by lavish finishes. Northwest light streams through exceptionally spacious living/dining room with state of the art marble Miele kitchen opening to terrace. Features private lift, heating/cooling, alarm, video-intercom, powder-room, laundry, storage cage, 3xcar-parking.

Expressions of Interest Close Tuesday 20th March at 5pm Inspect

Wednesday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 2-2.45pm

Contact

Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271 Nicole French 0417 571 505

Web

www.5-103mathouraroadtoorak.com

Office

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ARMADALE 22a Mercer Road Spectacular brand new Nicholas Day residence showcases breathtaking design and superlative luxury. Soaring ceilings are highlighted through stunning formal living and expansive entertaining spaces with premium Miele kitchen opening to northwest landscaped terraces. Opulent master bedroom with terrace and lavish en-suite/WIR is complemented by three further bedrooms and two en-suites. Features private lift, American oak and stone floors, powderroom, heating/cooling, alarm, video security, ducted vacuum, water tank, irrigation, double garage.

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Auction

Saturday 17th March at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 11.30-12noon

Contact

Lisa Jarrett 0408 053 623 Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271

Web

www.22amercerroadarmadale.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999


DEEPDEnE 1-3 Palm Grove Enchanting botanic garden concealed by high, established hedges provides the perfect setting for this magnificent four bedroom, three bathroom Spanish Mission residence c1929 in the Reid Estate near Camberwell Grammar and Deepdene Park. Blending sumptuous heritage detail and stunning contemporary style over a zoned, two-level layout on a 1494m2 north-facing rear allotment (approx.). Home office, retreat, garden room to alfresco terrace, elegant sitting and dining, family living and dining, superb kitchen, huge cellar, automated watering systems, double lock up garage. A great family home!

Auction

Saturday 24th March at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & 6-6.30pm & Saturday 12.15-12.45pm

Contact

Peter Mitchell 0418 374 556 Kathy Malcolm 0416 279 966

Web

www.1-3palmgrovebalwyn.com

Office

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MALvERn 14 Lysterville Avenue An impressive family domain, this Georgian style residence with mod grass tennis court and heated pool delivers an exceptional resort lifestyle. A classic elegance defines generous sitting room (OFP), formal dining, home office, main bedroom (ensuite), four additional bedrooms and second bathroom. Expansive living with capable Miele kitchen opens to spectacular garden. Impeccably presented with scope to update, it features heating/cooling, alarm, security intercom, powder-room, water tank, irrigation, auto gates, 3xgarage. Land: 1,483sqm/15,958sqft approx.

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Auction

Saturday 31st March at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2.30-3pm & Saturday 3-3.30pm

Contact

Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913 Richard Mackinnon 0414 822 579

Web

www.14lystervilleavenuemalvern.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999


SOuTHBAnk 85/7 Riverside Quay One of a handful of full floor penthouses at the top of the Eureka Tower, this extraordinary 500 sqm space represents a spectacular blank canvas to fit out and finish to your own personal specifications. Offering 360 degree views of Melbourne, the awe inspiring dimensions can be configured as a full floor luxury penthouse or two or three smaller apartments. This is undoubtedly one of the premier apartment sites in Australia. Features exclusive access to 24 hour concierge, 25 metre pool, spa and resident’s cinema.

Auction

Saturday 24th March at 1.30pm

Inspect

By Appointment Thursday 2-2.30pm & By Appointment Saturday 1-1.30pm

Contact

Richard Mackinnon 0414 822 579 Sean Cussell 0425 787 979

Web

www.85-7riversidequaysouthbank.com

Office

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PRAHRAn EASt 14 Airlie Avenue Glorious Victorian residence brilliantly showcases the finest in designer style and luxury. Exceptional proportions are highlighted through elegant sitting room (OFP), three lavish bedrooms with en-suites including main with his/her WIRs, study, office/studio and 4th stylish bathroom. State of the art gourmet Miele kitchen and impressive living and dining room (gas log fireplace) open to spectacular northwest garden. Features ducted heating/cooling, alarm, video intercom, underground water tank, irrigation, garage, auto gates.

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Auction

Saturday 24th March at 11.30am

Inspect

Wednesday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 1.15-1.45pm

Contact

Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271 Richard Mackinnon 0414 822 579

Web

www.14airlieavenueprahraneast.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999


MALvERn EAST 69 Burke Road A prestigious Gascoigne Estate location befits the elegance of this illustrious c1905 Edwardian family residence. Impressive proportions are highlighted through sitting room (marble OFP), formal dining, study (OFP), magnificent living room (OFP), four bedrooms including main with BIR/en-suite and two bathrooms. Pristine kitchen with new Miele ovens and informal dining open to a picturesque garden, fully tiled heated pool, spa and freestanding office/retreat with powder-room. Features heating/cooling, alarm, irrigation, double garage. Land: 1,254sqm/13,499sqft (approx).

Auction

Saturday 24th March at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & 6.30-7pm & Saturday 2-2.30pm

Contact

Rae Tomlinson 0418 336 234 Heather Elder 0413 273 079

Web

www.69burkeroadmalverneast.com

Office

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CAMBERwELL 30 Kintore Street Favourably located in one of the finest streets of the historic Tara Estate, this late Edwardian brick home offers impressively appointed family accommodation. Comps: entrance hall, elegant sitting room (marble OFP), formal dining room (OFP), modern kitchen, family room opening to deck & private rear garden, main bedroom with bathroom access, 3 further double bedrooms, study, 2 bathrooms, laundry, tandem garage. Features: hydronic heating, airconditioning, security system. Land: 892sqm (approx.)

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Auction

Saturday 24th March at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 12.45-1.15pm

Contact

Chris Barrett 0412 927 409 Doug McLauchlan 0418 377 718

Web

www.30kintorestreetcamberwell.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999


keW 97 Walpole Street This impressive residence designed and built by Ravida caters perfectly for relaxed family living/entertaining featuring glossy parquetry hallway, study, elegant formal living rooms, expansive north-facing informal living/dining including a superb kitchen plus terrace (shade sail) & home theatre; laundry, powder room. Upstairs has 3 bedrooms, generous main with retreat/WIR/ensuite, family bathroom and views. Also includes under-house remote 5/6 car garage, storage+cellar, video intercom, alarm ducted heating/ cooling+vacuum.

Auction

Saturday 24th March at 3.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 10.15-10.45am & Saturday 10.45-11.15am

Contact

Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

Web

www.97walpolestreetkew.com

Office

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BrigHToN 20 Sussex Street An exclusive address with a state-of-the-art residence can be yours, thanks to outstanding design and a luxe fitout. Two impressive living zones, three large bedrooms (choice of master suites on each level), three bathrooms, powder room and three courtyards are at the heart of this private and stylish home. Exceptional quality and a brilliant location between the foreshore and Church St. Features include hydronic heating, automatic gas fire place, video security, and ample storage.

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Auction

Wednesday 21st March at 6.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm

Contact

Kate Strickland 0400 125 946 Kristen Hatt 0408 625 965

Web

www.20sussexstreetbrighton.com

Office

312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999


CAMBERwELL 1276 Toorak Road DISPLAY HOME SALE/LEASE BACK This superbly built luxurious Verde Homes display home offering over 425sqm (approx) of tastefully appointed living is being offered to the astute investor on a sale / leaseback arrangement for 2-3 years at a GUARANTEED RENTAL RETURN OF 6%! Features 4 bedrooms, study, formal sitting room, upstairs children’s retreat, huge open-plan living, covered outdoor living, 2 ½ bathrooms, double garage luxury fittings/finishes includes double glazed windows throughout. Note: Six Star Energy Rating.

Expressions of Interest Close Friday 30th March at 5pm Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

Contact

Stephen Gough 0439 844 855 Robert Ding 0418 858 393

Web

www.1276toorakroadcamberwell.com

Office

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SuRREy HiLLS 107 Croydon Road This classic four bedroom Victorian residence c1880 boasts a magnificent allotment of 1,043sqm approx. and a capacity to entertain on any scale. The interior features arched Baltic Pine hallway, 4 bedrooms, two bathrooms, laundry plus stylish Euro kitchen. Two separately zoned living, dining and recreation rooms plus a study are flooded with northern sunshine and open to a covered deck, generous garden and beautiful solar-heated in-ground pool. Located within minutes of Surrey Hills Village, Maling Road cafes, excellent schools, and transport.

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Auction

Saturday 17th March at 3.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 6-6.30pm & Saturday 10.15-10.45am & 4-4.30pm

Contact

Cameron Edgoose 0438 064 212 Leonard Teplin 0402 431 657

Web

www.107croydonroadsurreyhills.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999


CAnTERBURy 51 Alexandra Avenue This attractive two-storey contemporary family residence boasts a prestigious location in the Golden Mile precinct and stylish interior comprising parquetry entrance, study, powder room, formal living and dining room, laundry, sleek Euro/CaesarStone kitchen plus informal living/dining room overlooking a sunny northern paved entertaining area. Upstairs has 4 bedrooms, main/retreat/WIR/ensuite plus a family bathroom. Also features alarm, ducted heating/ vacuum, 3 R/C air-conditioners, remote/double garage (I/A). Land: 650sqm (approx).

Auction

Saturday 24th March at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 11.30-12noon

Contact

Zali Booker 0422 576 049 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

Web

www.51alexandraavenuecanterbury.com

Office

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ARMAdAle 1/45 densham Road Setting the standard for timeless luxury, the superlative architect design showcased by this stunning whole ground floor apartment (1 of only 2) is matched by a highly coveted location near Beatty Ave. An enduring elegance distinguishes oak parquetry gallery, two bedrooms with lavish en-suites and WIR/BIRs and home theatre/bedroom. State of the art Smeg marble kitchen and exceptionally spacious living/dining room open to private northwest courtyard. Features ducted heating/cooling, alarm, ducted vacuum, video intercom, parking for 2 cars.

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Auction

Saturday 24th March at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 2.30-3pm

Contact

Mark Williams 0417 189 377 Adam Jack 0418 613 188

Web

www.1-45denshamroadarmadale.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999


TOORAK 12a Monomeath Avenue On the verge of Kooyong Village, this solid brick English style town residence delivers a glamorous blend of designer elegance and contemporary panache. Dark timber floors combine with ornate ceilings in the sitting room (OFP) and formal dining (OFP). An upstairs living space is accompanied by three bedrooms (BIRs), study and two stylish bathrooms. State of the art marble kitchen with Falcon oven and living/ dining opens to landscaped garden. Features ducted heating/ cooling, alarm, audio wiring, Euro-laundry, storage, 2xOSP.

Auction

Saturday 24th March at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 11-11.30am

Contact

James Redfern 0412 360 667 Ebony Jukic 0417 001 471

Web

www.12amonomeathavenuetoorak.com

Office

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AlBeRT PARk 4 Moubray Street Transformed to deliver immediately inviting interiors, this iconic former shop c1878, reveals soaring ceilings, impressive proportions and a location second to none. Beautifully appointed interiors include expansive living and dining spaces ideal for large scale entertaining, gourmet granite kitchen and a sky lit casual dining area extending to the private rear courtyard. Upstairs 3 appealing bedrooms including 2 with open fires and main boasting WIRs/ensuite. 2nd bathroom, loft storage and roof access allowing views to the city lights.

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Auction

Saturday 24th March at 12.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 6-6.30pm & Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 12.30-1pm

Contact

Simon Gowling 0422 234 644 Adam Jack 0418 613 188

Web

www.4moubraystreetalbertpark.com

Office

119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999


MOnT ALbERT 25 Trafalgar Street This elegant slate-roofed Edwardian timber residence in the leafy Mont Albert/Surrey Hills precinct comprises return verandah, entrance hall, formal sitting room (box bay window & ornate mirror over-mantle), four bedrooms (main/ensuite) +study, family bathroom, laundry, light-filled modern kitchen, dining and living area opening to a northfacing deck. Features include period attributes, scope to further enhance the kitchen/living areas if desired, OFPs, ducted heating, cubby-house, OSP - entry from Victoria Crescent. Land: 733sqm/7,899sqft (approx).

Auction

Saturday 24th March at 9.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 12.15-12.45pm

Contact

Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

Web

www.25trafalgarstreetmontalbert.com

Office

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BALWyn noRTH 48 Inverness Way An elevated corner setting ensures this handsome family home’s abundant natural light complements generous formal and informal spaces, a broad balcony and a modern kitchen featuring comprehensive Gaggenau fit out. A main bedroom with walk-in robe, ensuite, two additional bedrooms (BIR), central bathroom and downstairs fourth bedroom/ teenager’s retreat provide adaptable accommodation. Double garage and large separate work shop with cellar/store. Dual frontages, close to local shopping, several parks, Doncaster Road trams and freeway. Land: 770sqm/8,316sqft (approx).

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Auction

Saturday 17th March at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm

Contact

Mark Sproule 0408 090 205 Antony Woodley 0421 286 741

Web

www.48invernesswaybalwynnorth.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999


dEEPdEnE 4/18 deepdene Road This elegant classically styled north-facing villa, one of four enjoys street frontage and front garden in a prestigious tree-lined Balwyn street. Presenting in perfect order following just completed refurbishments it also offers scope to modernize the kitchen and bathrooms if desired. The interior comprises living room (marble OFP), adjacent dining, modern kitchen/meals, laundry, bathroom plus three bedrooms (BIRs, main/ensuite) or 2+study. Features include alarm, ducted heating, tandem garage (courtyard access).

Auction

Saturday 24th March at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 11.30-12noon

Contact

Joe Muinos 0423 222 043 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

Web

www.4-18deepdeneroaddeepdene.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

BAlWyn 124 Winmalee Road On 1470sqm approx in Balwyn’s most prestigious position, this immaculately presented imposing double storey home with north south tennis court offers fabulous flexibility across a range of possibilities - one grand 5 bedroom family residence, or a magnificent multi redevelopment prospect (STCA) enjoying extensive 180 degree views. Existing floorplan features upto 6 bedrooms (main WIR/ ensuite), multiple living and dining zones plus 2 alfresco terraces. Situated in the Balwyn High School zone.

Auction

Saturday 10th March at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday from 1pm

Contact

Ericka Wong 0411 472 849 Cameron Edgoose 0438 064 212

Web

www.124winmaleeroadbalwyn.com

Office

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BALWyn nORTH 424 Balwyn Road Scope for success is perfectly expressed in the spacious surroundings of this delightful four bedroom and study home that’s secluded on a prime corner allotment in the Balwyn High School zone. Meticulously maintained and comfortably presented in original order, this light-filled home affords outstanding potential to stylishly update or take full advantage of the 538sqm (approx.) site on the corner of Turnley Street and rebuild (STCA). Just footsteps to village shops and cafÊs, primary school and Leigh Park.

Auction

Saturday 17th March at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 1.15-1.45pm

Contact

Chris Barrett 0412 927 409 Peter Mitchell 0418 374 556

Web

www.434balwynroadbalwynnorth.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

BALWyn nORTH 20 Larbert Avenue Light and open spaces dominate this recently refurbished Architect designed 1960s modernist styled home comprising lower level terrazzo entrance/stairs, guest bedroom, home office/5th bedroom (new carpets) and bathroom plus huge under-house workshop/storage+cellar, tandem garage or games room & double carport. Upstairs has polished Tasmanian Oak floors, two living areas accessing north & east facing balconies, dining room, contemporary kitchen/meals, laundry, renovated bathrooms, 3 bedrooms (main WIR/ensuite). Coveted Balwyn High zoning.

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Auction

Saturday 24th March at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 11.30-12noon

Contact

Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585 Joe Muinos 0423 222 043

Web

www.20larbertavenuebalwynnorth.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999


BRIGHTON 2/1 Chatsworth Avenue A magnificent single-level residence with a Golden Mile address and the beach at the end of the street ‌ this is the ultimate in low-maintenance splendor. Exquisite residence features 3 large bedrooms with ensuites, zoned living, a 4-car basement garage with lift access, classical architecture and a deluxe fitout. Inspection essential to truly appreciate this pristine hideaway, 200 metres from the beach and close to everything you need.

Private Sale Inspect

Wednesday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 1.15-1.45pm

Contact

Barb Gregory 0419 568 370 Kate Strickland 0400 125 946

Web

www.2-1chatsworthavenuebrighton.com

Office

312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

CAMBERWELL 11 Mayfield Avenue Loaded with appeal this attractive Californian Bungalow enjoys quiet, leafy environs close to parks, schools shops and transport with a light/bright interior with northern rear aspect comprising 3 bedrooms, renovated bathroom, laundry, generous living room (OFP), study/playroom, smart Euro/CaesarStone kitchen/dining opening to a sun drenched Bluestone paved outdoor entertaining & garden area. Also includes alarm, Baltic Pine floors, ornate period features ducted heating/evap cooling, carport+OSP 2 cars.

Auction

Saturday 17th March at 10.30am

Inspect

Wednesday 10.15-10.45am & Saturday 12.15-12.45pm

Contact

Joe Muinos 0423 222 043 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

Web

www.11mayfieldavenuecamberwell.com

Office

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CAMBERWELL 6/694 Riversdale Road This super contemporary styled two-storey town residence offers an ideal low-maintenance lifestyle with spacious indoor/outdoor living areas and a northerly orientation. Accommodation comprises study, powder room, laundry, modern kitchen/meals and generous living room with vaulted ceilings opening to a sun-drenched covered deck and garden. Upstairs has three bedrooms (BIRs, main/ WIR) plus stylishly renovated family bathroom & ensuite. Features include new carpets, hydronic heaters, ample storage, remote/double garage+OSP.

Auction

Saturday 17th March at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 12.15-12.45pm

Contact

Stuart Evans 0402 067 710 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

Web

www.6-694riversdaleroadcamberwell.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

CAnTERBURy 4 Chaucer Crescent Enchanting established gardens frame the classically appealing environs of this elegant Edwardian: a private sanctuary close to Canterbury Gardens, leading schools and local shops. Set behind a beautiful faรงade, fluid indooroutdoor spaces reveal formal living and dining domain with open fire, plus casual living and dining leading to an entertaining deck and solar heated pool. Additional accommodation includes 4 bedrooms plus study, 2 bathrooms and St George equipped kitchen. Land: 920sqm (approx)

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Auction

Saturday 24th March at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 2.30-3pm

Contact

Cameron Edgoose 0438 064 212 Ericka Wong 0411 472 849

Web

www.4chaucercrescentcanterbury.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999


CANTERBURy 16 Myrtle Road A beautiful streetscape provides the perfect setting for the storybook charms of this c1918 Edwardian residence. High ceilings exude period allure through formal dining (OFP) and sitting room (gas coal fire) opening to northfacing garden. Light-filled living room (wood fire stove) is adjacent to well-equipped modern kitchen. Main bedroom with OFP, BIR/en-suite and study is complemented by two further bedrooms and bathroom. Features ducted heating, RC/air-conditioner, alarm, 3000L water tank, double carport.

Auction

Saturday 17th March at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

Contact

Nicholas Franzmann 0412 247 175 Nick Ptak 0413 370 442

Web

www.16myrtleroadcanterbury.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

CAULFIELd SOUTH 13 Amelia Street This impressive contemporary residence of generous proportions features a distinctive faรงade and sleek flowing interior incorporating a stunning indoor/outdoor living & entertaining domain, gourmet kitchen and covered pavilion; plus a study/5th bedroom, powder room & laundry+chute. Upstairs has a huge retreat, 4 bedrooms, 2xensuites/WIRs, family bathroom and city skyline glimpses. Features include luxurious appointments throughout, ducted heating/cooling/vacuum, surround sound, video/intercom/alarm, remote/double garage (I/A).

Auction

Saturday 17th March at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 3-3.30pm

Contact

Andrew Gibbons 0407 577 007 Jason Brinkworth 0416 006 282

Web

www.13ameliastreetcaulfieldsouth.com

Office

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gLen IRIS 1476 High Street Adhering to striking design and energy efficiency principles, this distinctive 1998 architect designed residence offers brilliantly light-filled family living and entertaining. A glass gallery flows from generous sitting room and study to stunning living/dining with contemporary Smeg kitchen opening to fabulous west-facing courtyard. Four bedrooms (BIRs) and two bathrooms upstairs include main with ensuite/WIR. Features heating/cooling, alarm, video intercom, 3rd bathroom, solar hot water/electricity, double garage.

Auction

Saturday 24th March at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 2-2.30pm

Contact

John Manton 0411 444 930 Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913

Web

www.1476highstreetgleniris.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

gLen IRIS 20 Saxby Road Directly opposite Dorothy Laver Reserve, this stylishly renovated single level, north-facing 1920’s home offers unbeatable family lifestyle advantages. An elegant blend of traditional charm and chic contemporary comfort defines formal sitting/4th bedroom (OFP), 3 double bedrooms (BIRs), main with ensuite, spa bathroom and open plan living/dining with impressive Ilve/Miele kitchen flowing to beautiful north facing garden. Freestanding studio/home office, heating/cooling, undercover OSPx2, alarm, water tank and irrigation. Land: 616sqm/6,624sqft approx.

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Auction

Saturday 17th March at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

Contact

John Manton 0411 444 930 Justin Krongold 0403 163 355

Web

www.20saxbyroadgleniris.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999


HAWTHORn 414 Auburn Road Renovators or Developers will jump at this exceptional opportunity to consider the options here - renovate the existing dwelling, build a luxurious new family residence or twin townhouse development on 1,087sqm/11,700sqft approx. (STCA). The gently sloping land also offers potential two-storey tree-top and City skyline views. Currently occupied by an Edwardian home c1910 in original condition comprising hallway, living/dining, study, kitchen/ meals+ Box room/storage, informal living, bathroom/ laundry & 2 bedrooms.

Auction

Saturday 24th March at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 3.15-3.45pm

Contact

Joe Muinos 0423 222 043 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

Web

www.414auburnroadhawthorn.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

HAWTHORn EAST 60 Lilydale Grove This stylishly renovated Victorian home with private high front fence and intercom security is located in a convenient cul-de-sac featuring arched hallway, three bedrooms (BIRs), formal dining/sitting room, laundry, bathroom and smart light-filled Smeg/CaesarStone kitchen/meals area plus superb living room with bay window overlooking a brick paved alfresco entertaining area in a leafy garden setting. Features include classic period attributes, OFPs, Plantation shutters, electric wall heaters, R/C airconditioner, w/tanks, carport/ROW.

Auction

Saturday 24th March at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 2.30-3pm

Contact

Joe Muinos 0423 222 043 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

Web

www.60lilydalegrovehawthorneast.com

Office

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HAWTHORn 86 Robinson Road Positioned in one of Hawthorn’s finest pockets ‘Scotch Hill’, this 1920’s timber Californian Bungalow is within easy reach of schools, shopping & transport. On an elevated allotment of approx. 720sqm, this residence is extremely comfortable in its current condition, however offers many options for renovation/extension or the possibility for further redevelopment as a new home site (STCA). Comps: 3 bedrooms (master with ensuite & WIR), formal & casual sitting rooms, spacious kitchen & wonderfully bright open-plan family/dining room leading onto a covered entertaining patio. Land: 15.2m X 47.2m (approx).

Auction

Saturday 10th March at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday from 11am

Contact

Ross Stryker 0401 318 772 Doug McLauchlan 0418 377 718

Web

www.86robinsonroadhawthorn.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

keW eAST 53 Munro Street This substantial brick family home offers city views, light-filled period charm effortlessly blended with modern comfort and generous dimensions within close proximity to Hays Paddock, excellent schools, shops and transport. Features formal living (OFP) and dining rooms, family room with pristine modern kitchen opening to a deep northwest garden and upstairs, five double bedrooms (BIRs) and two bathrooms. Includes ducted heating/cooling, alarm, intercom, powder-room and double remote garage.

Private Sale Actual View

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Inspect

Thursday 11.30-12noon & Saturday 12-12.30pm

Contact

Robert Ding 0418 858 393 Stephen Gough 0439 844 855

Web

www.53munrostreetkeweast.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999


KEw 10/910 glenferrie Road This classically styled villa offers the ease of street frontage with its own private walled garden presenting an excellent opportunity for retirees, young professionals or a quality investment in area loaded with amenities. Presented in perfect order, it comprises L-shaped formal living (OFP) & dining room, modern kitchen/meals, laundry leading to a rear courtyard with garage access, bathroom and two bedrooms (BIRs, main/ensuite). Includes ducted heating/ cooling, remote/garage.

Auction

Saturday 24th March at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 12.45-1.15pm

Contact

Matthew Elder 0408 052 406 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

Web

www.10-910glenferrieroadkew.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

KOOyOng 110 Elizabeth Street Instantly appealing c1940’s English style town residence blends traditional charm with modern comfort in a quiet cul de sac setting that backs directly onto parkland. Immaculately presented through formal living, separate dining room, two good sized bedrooms (BIRs), bright bathroom, study area, modern Smeg kitchen and versatile living room opening to private northeast garden with gate to the park. Features ducted heating and cooling, powderroom downstairs, irrigation and lock up garage. Close proximity to Kooyong Village and Station.

Auction

Saturday 17th March at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm

Contact

James Tomlinson 0408 350 684 April Perry 0432 516 604

Web

www.110elizabethstreetkooyong.com

Office

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MALvERn EAST 12 Emo Road Grand plane tree-lined environs just moments to Ardrie Park provide a picturesque setting for ‘Ferncroft Cottage’, a delightful block-fronted Edwardian blending period elegance and modern comfort. Spilling onto a large alfresco deck and sun-drenched low-maintenance garden, enjoying a generous floorplan of three double bedrooms enhanced by ducted heating, air-conditioning, OFPs, arched hallway, dining, living room, fully appointed kitchen, central bathroom and OSP. Conveniently situated close to primary and secondary schools, shopping and Caulfield Train Station.

Auction

Saturday 17th March at 1pm

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 10-10.30am

Contact

Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058 John Morrisby 0411 875 476

Web

www.12emoroadmalverneast.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

MiDDLE PARK 82 Armstrong Street Achieving the perfect lifestyle balance in a blue chip location between the beach and the village, this captivating solid brick Edwardian exudes an alluring street presence revealing period elegance and modern enhancement with a substantial three double bedroom layout and sun-drenched alfresco entertaining area. Framed by high ceilings and polished floorboards boasting dining (OFP), full-width living with bi-fold doors, large kitchen with European stainless-steel appliances, central bathroom, ducted heating and Ped. ROW.

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Auction

Saturday 31st March at 3.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 6-6.30pm & Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

Contact

Kaine Lanyon 0411 875 478 Samuel Hobbs 0404 164 444

Web

www.82armstrongstreetmiddlepark.com

Office

119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999


PRAHRAN 19 Chatsworth Road Located within one of Melbourne’s premier tree lined streets, this classic Italianate double fronted Victorian residence provides comfortable single level living, with exciting scope to further improve (STCA), walking distance to Hawksburn Village cafes, shops & close proximity to public transport. Behind stunning brick façade the home comprises 2 bedrooms, renovated bathroom, huge living & dining room featuring bay window, polished boards, high ceilings & bi-fold doors out to Nth/West facing Terrace. Feats ducted heating, split system cooling, OSP. Land: 220sqm (approx).

Auction

Saturday 24th March at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 9.30-10am

Contact

James McCormack 0410 503 389 Dean Gilbert 0418 994 939

Web

www.19chatsworthroadprahran.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

PRAHRAN 101 Williams Road Distinguished by original elegance and an enviable location near Hawksburn Village, this classic block fronted Victorian residence presents exciting potential to renovate, rebuild or develop (STCA). Enduring charm is highlighted by a tessellated tile verandah, glorious arched hallway and Baltic pine floors through two original reception rooms both boasting marble fireplaces, three bedrooms (1OFP) and two bathrooms. The large kitchen includes a spacious meals area. The paved north-facing garden offers 2xOSP via ROW. Land: 330sqm/3,555sqft (approx).

Auction

Saturday 24th March at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 9.30-10am

Contact

Dean Gilbert 0418 994 939 James McCormack 0410 503 389

Web

www.101williamsroadprahran.com

Office

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SouTH yARRA 21 Ralston Street Brilliantly balancing a vibrant lifestyle near Toorak Road with the tranquility of a one way tree-lined street locale, this delightful solid brick period residence’s renovated spaces are perfect to move in and enjoy. A stylish blend of tiled and timber floors flow through generous living room and contemporary Blanco kitchen with large lightfilled dining to northwest courtyard. Two bedrooms (BIRs) and a third bedroom/study/living (BIR) accompany bright bathroom and laundry. Feat: ducted heating, evap cooling, alarm. Land: 155sqm (approx).

Auction

Saturday 24th March at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 10-10.30am & Saturday 12-12.30pm

Contact

Mark Harris 0414 799 343 Richard MacKinnon 0414 822 579

Web

www.21ralstonstreetsouthyarra.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

SuRREy HILLS 8 Sir Garnet Road A compelling contemporary vision in an established leafy locale, this outstanding four bedroom, two bathroom residence delivers executive family excellence merging modern open-plan design, high quality features and attractive easy-care garden surroundings. Perfectly positioned near Maling Road village, reputable schools, Canterbury Sports Ground and Chatham station, this stylish home presents a desirable low-maintenance family lifestyle with an emphasis on light-filled living and alfresco entertaining.

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Auction

Saturday 17th March at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 11-11.30am

Contact

Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058 Stuart Evans 0402 067 710

Web

www.8sirgarnetroadsurreyhills.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999


7.25% Prime Hawthorn Retail Investment Shop 6, 672 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn

S ER ED F F ER L OSID L A N CO

Passing Rental of $85,435.56 pa net – 93.5sqm* 5 years + 5 years commenced 16th November 2009 Strong tenant with multiple stores and growing Heart of Hawthorn retail strip with high foot traffic, only metres from train station

Approx.

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Danny Clark

Patrick O’Callaghan

0448 066 889

0447 170 007

Danny.Clark@dtz.com

76389

Deadline Private Sale closing 28th March at 2pm.

Patrick.OCallaghan@dtz.com

9775 1535 nicholscrowder.com.au

(03) 9655 9999

www.dtz.com/au

KEW EAST 1/51 Hartwood Street One of only three, this villa is ripe for refurbishment in a sought after residential area within an easy stroll to Harp Village, Kilby Road bus & Yarra trails & parkland. Comprises: entry, north facing living with dining area, two bedrooms (BIRs), bathroom, kitchen/meals area, laundry & double lock up garage. Also features gas ducted heating.

278 High Street, Kew

NICHOLS CROWDER PROPERTY SOLUTIONS

1 Colemans Road, Carrum Downs Vic 3201

KEW EAST 5/20 Hartwood Street AUCTION

Saturday 24 March at 11 am

INSPECT

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

CONTACT

John Cokalis 0411 184 124 & Nick Whyte 0417 131 153

This enticing top floor apartment comprises kitchen/meals area, north facing lounge/ dining, balcony, two bedrooms with BIRs, generous bathroom & laundry with extra storage. Features large windows with views & natural light, fresh paint & carpets, floating timber floors & tandem undercover car space. Close to city tram & Kew East shops.

9854 8888

AUCTION

Saturday 24 March at 12 noon

INSPECT

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

CONTACT

Nick Whyte 0417 131 153 & Bruce Bonnett 0418 333 042

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BALWYN NORTH

1/11 Glenthorn Avenue

Size, Space and Grace Carefree & contemporary lifestyle in the Balwyn High zone & oriented to capture year round sunlight, this well maintained 3 bedroom 2 storey townhouse with double garage is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac setting, nearby to Greythorn Primary School & Kindergarten, parkland & transport. Comprising: downstairs main bedroom with walk in robe & en-suite, spacious living room with offset dining space, powder room, labour saving kitchen opens to & overlooking family/meals area & rear north facing courtyard garden & large laundry. Upstairs features 2 further bedrooms (BIRs) & tiled main bathroom with separate shower & toilet. Chattels include new quality wall to wall carpets, ducted heating, split system air con & double auto garage. Auction: Open: Contact: Office:

Saturday 17th March at 2.00pm Thursday & Saturday 12.00 - 12.30pm Tori McGregor 0433 356 600 Russell Turner 0419 955 655 1161 Burke Road Kew 9817 0123

KEW EAST

2/58 Belford Road

Single Level Unit with Own Street Frontage Two bedroom Villa unit, with its own street frontage and own driveway to lock-up garage. Situated in a quiet family location, offers the chance to just move in and be comfortable. Entrance hallway to spacious lounge/dining room, large renovated kitchen with meals area, bathroom with separate shower and toilet, 2 bedrooms have built in robes, laundry which leads to a sunny private courtyard. Freshly painted, polished floor boards enhance the feeling of up to date comfortable living. Easy access to schools, walking /cycling tracks, shops, Freeway and walking distance to public transport completes this unique offering for an owner occupier or astute investor. Auction: Open: Contact: Office:

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Saturday 17th March at 3.30pm Thursday & Saturday 11.00 - 11.30am Joseph Brancato 0430 464 111 Russell Turner 0419 955 655 1161 Burke Road Kew 9817 0123


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Yes, prices are falling, but so is choice; and there’s no need to hurry while prices are coming down. Good time to look? The best. You’ll get a feeling for what’s out there while there’s no pressure to buy and you’ll see for yourself how prices are moving. *And there’s always a chance you’ll come across the truly exceptional. Not your scene? The top end is another world. Our world. We’re here, whenever you’re ready. Australia’s first, most effective, buyers’ advocates. Now working exclusively for a limited number of clients at the very top end. You? 03 9826 2222 www.morrellandkoren.com.au

And Koren.


HOLDSWORTH AUCTION Saturday 31 March 12:30pm

Middle Park 286 Beaconsfield Parade

Stunning Contemporary Waterfront Residence Ten Principal Rooms of Peerless Quality

6B PRICE

Contact Agent

Designed and skilfully executed by award winning Architect Michael Angus this spectacular light filled home over three breathtaking levels with lift access offers up to six bedroom accommodation, multiple living zones, enjoying sweeping bay and city views by day and night. An exceptional family home offering an unrivalled lifestyle opportunity on Melbourne’s premier bayside boulevard. Additional features include: Double garage, self-contained guest suite, sauna, lap pool, private courtyard, three large sun terraces, security system, air-conditioning, hydronic heating, keyless entry and 6 Star energy rating.

INSPECT

Wednesday 5:30pm - 6:00pm Saturday & Sunday as advertised

CONTACT

Brett Hallam Greg Hocking

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0418 318 283 0418 329 961

greghocking.com.au


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220 Canterbury Road, Canterbury (Corner Willandra Avenue)

Boutique living at its finest

JELLIS CRAIG 9810 5000 Tom aylward 0408 548 551

THEMALING.com.au

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tomorrow agency MITCO0015

15 ONLY – 1 & 2 bedroom apartments from $465,000 Just metres to maling road & in the heart of Canterbury


BALWYN 26 Metung Street

Aspire to the extraordinary, a new benchmark in family luxury! Set securely beyond a 2.3 mtr high private wall, this contemporary masterpiece by KHAK architects is certain to set new standards for family luxury in the coveted Balwyn High zone. Grand proportions, timeless elegant style and exquisite travertine, marble and timber finishes are showcased throughout the lavish 60 sq design staged over 2 remarkable levels (up to 3.3 mtr ceilings) beginning with a rich European Oak parquetry Foyer and concluding with perfection to an all-weather al fresco Kitchen amidst inviting solar pool and landscaped garden surrounds for the ultimate lifestyle oasis. 116 The weekly review \ march 7, 2012

Staggering accommodation boasts 5 deluxe ensuite Bedrooms (palatial Master suite with Hotel-style dressingroom and stunning freestanding bath ensuite) plus ground level Executive Study/Guest Wing (ensuite). Other highlights include classically proportioned and stylish attired zones for refined, relaxed and teen Living, sumptuous marble/Miele Kitchen (integrated double refrigerators) with full Butlers Pantry, walk-in linen press, the latest in climate and security control and double auto garage with internal access.


5 Auction Inspect Land Web

Saturday 24th March at 2pm Thursday 11-11.30am & 6-6.30pm, Saturday 12-12.30pm 678 sq. metres approx. www.26metungst.com

Contact William Chen 0438 383 336 Peter Dixon 0403 062 220 Richard James 0408 751 189

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SURREY HILLS 3/5 Middlesex Road

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Stylish, Secluded, Single Level Oasis Auction Inspect

A stylish modern interior highlights this superb two bedroom villa unit nestled peacefully towards the rear of an exclusive block. Perfect proportions and quality appointments complement north-facing living, gourmet kitchen/meals, bathroom, laundry, ducted heating, air-conditioning and courtyard. LUG. Walk to trains, shops, parks.

Saturday 17th March at 1pm Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

Contact

Peter Dixon 0403 062 220 Trish Dixon 0411 555 650 Richard James 0408 751 189

Office

Balwyn 9831 2800 jelliscraig.com.au

O'Donoghues CANTERBURY Apartment 9, 6 Balwyn Road

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CAMBERWELL

143 Fordham Ave

DELIGHTFUL & DISTINGUISHED ‘CANTERBURY LANE’

Saturday 17th March, at 2.00 pm

Inspect:

Thursday 2.00 - 2.30 pm and Saturday 12.00 - 12.30 pm

• Livable as it is, or awaiting a stylish modernization

Contact:

Jonathon O’Donoghue 0412 745 707

• Expansive living/dining space with generous north-facing windows

Nick Pane 0418 344 381

• Lovely elevated outlooks, Juliet balcony and ground level patio

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• Landmark 4-5 bedroom home on 997 square metres of land (approx) • Evocative, entirely serviceable home, last sold c1960

• Attractive rental return opportunity or first place to call home

Auction:

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A SIGNIFICANT SLICE OF CAMBERWELL

• Quiet, first floor apartment in charming “Canterbury Lane” estate

• Enviable location – close to train, Maling Road and schools

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• Bright living and dining rooms, central kitchen/meals Auction:

Saturday 17th March, at 11.00 a.m.

Inspect:

Wednesday and Saturday 1.00 - 1.30 pm

Land size: 15.44/15.27 x 65.73/64.18 sq m (approx) Contact:

• Classically comfortable family residence • Ready to update or extend • Deep garden dimensions offer many varied options

Jonathon O’Donoghue 0412 745 707

• Promising development/sub-division scope, STCA

Nick Pane 0418 344 381

• Close to schools, shops and public transport

www.odonoghuesfn.com.au

9882 3303


AUCTION

PRAHRAN EAST 7/17 Kelvin Grove

Saturday 24th March at 10.30am

INSPECT

Secure & stylish 2BR top floor apartment in a boutique group featuring city & ocean views, contemporary, well equipped kitchen & bathroom areas & ducted heating/cooling. Includes 2 secure basement car parks plus storage room. Stroll to transport, High Street retail & cafes & parklands.

Thursday 12.45-1.15pm & Saturday 11.30-12noon Seamus O’Brien 0414 477 488 Jack Moss 0439 378 954

9822 9999 mwone.com.au

NICHOLSCROWDER.COM.AU

9559 3888

HOT & SPICY

ARMADALE 5/25 Rose Street This elegant Art Deco 2BR top floor apartment is brimming with natural light & features a huge galley kitchen, expansive & inviting living/dining area, roomy bath with laundry facilities, secure garage car park & a brilliant location within strolling distance of Beatty Avenue & High Street shops, cafes & transport.

AUCTION Saturday 24th March at 11.30am

INSPECT Thur 1.30-2pm & Sat 12.15-12.45pm Seamus O’Brien 0414 477 488 Michael Derham 0425 790 233

9822 9999 mwone.com.au

140 ROUSE ST, PORT MELBOURNE FOR SALE BY EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Wednesday 28th March at 3pm • Tenanted by ‘India on Bay’ restaurant • Lease term 5 years plus options • Rental $57,200 p.a plus GST & outgings (as at July 2012) • Located in prime restaurant precinct of Port Melbourne James Glen 0401 493 277 Matt Nichols 0418 186 488 358 South Road, Moorabbin VIC 3189

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ST KILDA 28 The Esplanade Superbly Renovated Victorian Terrace with Bay Views. This classic Victorian has been architecturally redesigned to create a sophisticated contemporary residence abundant in natural light with spectacular views. Comprises: grand formal entrance hall, 3 huge bedrooms (main with bathroom & dressing room), fully appointed Gagganau kitchen adjacent informal living room, heated horizon edge pool, 3 log fireplaces, outstanding dining room with balcony & bay views to St Kilda icons, Luna Park, The Palais Theatre & the Bay. A stone´s throw to Ackland St delights plus Fitzroy St. Features include: keyless entry, zoned ducted heating & A/C, dual access, video security (front & rear), 4 line siemans phone & intercom, 3 phase power, foxtel in every room, plantation shutters throughout, & garaging for 3 cars. First class fixtures & fittings.

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Deadline Treaty Auction Private Tuesday 20 Marc Closing h at 5.00Tuesday 20 March at 5.00 View Mon, Wed & Friday 1.30-2.00 Call Leonard Persichetti 0417 319 900 Office 203 Balaclava Road Caulfield North 9525 9222

TOORAK 4B/516 Toorak Road ’Oakdene’ A Premier Lifestyle in a Prized Position. Surround yourself with this striking half floor 20sq approx 4th floor 2 bedroom + study/3rd bedroom, 2.5 bathroom apartment with distant leafy views and quality finishes. With excellent lift access, this spacious residence features wide foyer, expansive open plan entertaining with north facing sunroom, renovated kitchen/meals, two bedrooms both with ensuites & two lock up garages. Highly acclaimed building, a lovely stroll to Toorak Village, tram & schools.

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2 Sunday 18 March at 1.00 Wed, Sat & Sun 12.00-12.45 Rodney Morley 0418 321 222 Susan Wolper 0418 505 518 203 Balaclava Road Toorak 9826 0000

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

’Barridene’ Renovated Elegance, Unrivalled City Views. Superbly renovated to showcase the magnificent northwest views of the spectacular city skyline and the leafy suburb surrounds, this impressive 2 bedroom + study 2.5 bathroom 6th floor security residence is one to be seen with its Jarrah parquetry, expansive north facing living & dining, entertainer´s kitchen with spacious meals, lift access, pool, 2 basement car spaces and caretaker. Tightly held building, footsteps to the tram, moments to Toorak Village.

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2 Sunday 18 March at 2.00 Wed 12.15-1.00, Sat 11.00-11.45 & Sun 12.00-12.45 Rodney Morley 0418 321 222 Naomi Dorevitch 0408 326 747 428 Toorak Road Toorak 9826 0000

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KOOYONG 11 Moralla Road Refined Family Entertainer Of Brilliant Proportions Featuring vast proportions, polished interiors & lush gardens, this impressive 2-storey home caters for the ultimate entertainer’s lifestyle with lavish indoor & outdoor precincts. Featuring formal & informal living/dining rooms with OFP, Miele kitchen, study with OFP, 4 BRs, marble bathrooms, alfresco entertaining courtyard, large rear garden, pool/spa & pool house with living area, kitchenette, bathroom and basement temperature controlled wine cellar which can hold over 1000 bottles.

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Expressions of Interest. Close Tue 27th Mar 5pm View. By Appointment Wednesday 12-12.30pm & 6-6.30pm Call. Ross Savas 0418 322 994 Michael Armstrong 0407 063 263 Andrew Sahhar 0417 363 358 Office. 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

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


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SOUTH YARRA 1-23 Millswyn Street The Albany Hotel Site - Magnificent Botanic Precinct Offering A rare opportunity exists to acquire The Albany Hotel site, set upon an expansive corner allotment of 2,152sqm approx in South Yarra’s most sought after Botanic precinct location. *Currently improved with 81 rooms, restaurant & bar, 24 car bays and roof top pool. *Suit high to low density prestige quality development (STCA), refurbishment of the historic mansion, subdivision, owner occupier, investor or land bank with income potential. *Panoramic St Kilda Road, East Melbourne and CBD views from upper levels, surrounded by single dwelling residences. *Close proximity to Toorak Road & Chapel Street lifestyle precincts and Albert Park Lake. A rare & versatile offering unlike any other in Melbourne’s most desirable & accessible position.

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Expressions of Interest. Close Wed 28th Mar 3pm View. By Appointment Call. Michael Gibson 0418 530 392 Nicole Gleeson 0414 809 221 Matt Davis 0412 466 858 Conj. Scott Orchard 0425 760 712 Mark Wizel 0411 694 756

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GLEN IRIS 35a Peate Avenue Peaceful Oasis Of Space And Water Ideally situated in a quiet, tightly-held location convenient to all amenities, this executive-style residence with 4 bdrms (all with ensuites), study and 3-car garage seamlessly combines indoor and outdoor living spaces to offer year-round comfort, convenience and style. From the Silver Travertine tiles around the swimming pool, to the sweeping city vistas, to the extensive use of White Carrara Marble, everything about this pristine property adds joy and grace to the art of living it inspires.

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Expressions of Interest. Close Thu 15th Mar 5pm View. By Appointment Thursday 12-12.30pm & 66.30pm & Saturday 12-12.45pm Call. Cher Coad 0412 252 858 Sam Wilkinson 0400 169 148 Jason Scillio 0418 554 115 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


MALVERN EAST 17 Coppin Street Magnificent Victorian In Prized Gascoigne Estate Set on a deep, north-facing landscaped allotment (830sqm approx.) within the prestigious Gascoigne Estate, this renovated Victorian residence features stunning interiors by Stuart Rattle, charming period details & lowmaintenance garden and surrounds. Comprising living & entertaining spaces (OFPs), kitchen with Gaggenau appliances & pantry, 4 BRs (main with en suite + WIR), study with OFP, central bathroom, alfresco deck & pool. This striking home also includes hydronic heating, AC, cellar, 32,000L water tank & carport for 2 cars.

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Expressions of Interest. Close Thu 15th Mar 5pm View. Wednesday 1-1.30pm & 5-5.30pm Call. Gowan Stubbings 0412 269 999 Michael Gibson 0418 530 392 Matt Davis 0412 466 858 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 march 7, 2012 \ The weekly review 177


MALVERN EAST 66 Central Park Road Rare Opportunity For Grand Central Park Living Bestowing peace, privacy & tranquillity along with 360-degree views of lush greenery, this inviting family sanctuary provides for spacious contemporary living in a highly coveted position opposite Central Park. The renovated single-storey residence features a formal sitting room & OPL zone (OFP), separate kitchen, alfresco deck, large rear garden with paved entertaining area, front yard with vast verandah, large main BR with BIRs & en suite, 3 further BRs plus study & stylish central bathroom. Other highlights include high ceilings throughout, laundry room, powder room, heating, AC, security & OSP for 2 cars.

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Expressions of Interest. Close Wed 28th Mar 5pm View. Wednesday 2-2.30pm Call. Michael Armstrong 0407 063 263 Ross Savas 0418 322 994 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


BALWYN 20 Grosvenor Parade Perfect Design For Family Prosperity An exceptional opening for a discerning family in the Balwyn High School zone, this incomparable five bedroom plus study, three bathroom residence is skilfully designed. Dual Marion Avenue frontage and proximity to Whitehorse Road and private schools complement separate studio, cellar, auto garage, study, living room opening to huge alfresco deck, family room, dining room with feature window, granite kitchen with Blanco appliances, laundry, heating/cooling and alarm.

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Saturday 17th Mar 11am Wednesday 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 march 7, 2012 \ The weekly review 179


SORRENTO 31-35 Salonika Street “Lynton Lodge� A private parkland, rolling green, gardens and shade trees all part of a beautiful 1 acre setting. With 3 separate Titles offered individually or as a whole, 2 vacant and the other including substantial country-style residence with 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, study, north facing open-plan living, lounge with open fire-place, cellar, double lock-up garage and workshop. Walk to the Sorrento Sailing and Couta Club, the beach, the General Store and Township.

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Expressions of Interest. Close Thu 12th Apr 3pm View. Saturday & Sunday 1-1.30pm Call. Liz Jensen 0418 446 228 Linda Boulter 0438 520 282 Office. 3741 Point Nepean Road, Portsea

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


SOUTH YARRA 23 Commercial Road Position Perfect In Prahran

TOORAK 9 Fairbairn Road Period Charm Contemporary Living

Located just a short stroll from Chapel Street, Prahran Market, shops, transport and parks, this delightful Victorian home features a flexible living and dining area, 3 large Bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom & private rear garden. Renovate, decorate or redevelop (STCA) - the possibilities are endless.

This delightful three bedroom single level home with gracious formal living room, study, master ensuite and family bathrooms and modern “Chefs� kitchen/family room opening to private north Bangy garden with heated pool. Also double garage, heat/cool, prime position close to Brookville park.

Auction Saturday 24th Mar 11am View Thursday 2-2.30pm

Auction Saturday 24th Mar 12noon View Thursday 1-1.30pm, Saturday 12-12.30pm

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Andrew Sahhar 0417 363 358 Ross Savas 0418 322 994 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

Clive Nettlefold 0418 338 459 Nicole Gleeson 0414 809 221 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

Albert Park. 9252 1800 Brighton. 9592 6522 Flinders. 5989 1000 Hawthorn. 8862 8000 Portsea. 5984 4744 South Yarra. 9820 1111 march 7, 2012 \ The weekly review 181


MELBOURNE 7e/481 St Kilda Road Simply Stunning Fawkner Park Views

MALVERN 18 & 20 Cummins Grove Huge Potential In Sought After Location

Superbly positioned on the whole 7th flr of the East Tower with Fawkner Park frontage is this spac apart in a tightly held boutique block. Sec entry & 24 hr Concierge, huge o/p living/dining, 2 BR’s both ens, terrace, kitch/meals, study, private lift, storeroom & 2 OSP’s. Feat: pool, Tennis Crt, lounge & visitor parks.

An outstanding opportunity exists to acquire these 2 semi detached residences, set on 2 sep titles (Approx. 337sqm each – 676sqm in total) in this quiet cul-desac moments walk to Milton Gray, Reserve & Glenferrie Rd shops. Offering huge potential to restore and renovate the existing homes or redevelop (STCA).

Expressions of Interest Close Tuesday 20th Mar 5pm View Wednesday 12-12.30pm

Expressions of Interest Close Monday 19th Mar 5pm View Thursday 4-4.30pm

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Gary Ormrod 0419 588 331 Darren Lewenberg 0412 555 556 Peter Kudelka 0418 319 439 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

Matt Davis 0412 466 858 Andrew Sahhar 0417 363 358 Ross Savas 0418 322 994 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

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


KEW 5 Tregarron Avenue Family Excellence In Coveted Cul-De-Sac This stately 1930s residence blends understated elegance & contemporary sophistication for family lifestyle excellence on 1,301sqm landscaped grounds. A short walk to schools, park, shops & trams, peaceful ambience & views complement 5 bedrms, 3 bathrms, 2 studies, pool, 4 car garaging. Expressions of Interest Close Tuesday 20th Mar 5pm View By Appointment Thursday 11.30pm

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Jacqui Ralph 0418 106 068 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 march 7, 2012 \ The weekly review 183


HAWTHORN EAST 62 Fletcher Street Cul-De-Sac Class, Desirable Dimensions

HAWTHORN 3/499 Glenferrie Road Extremely Spacious Art Deco On Scotch Hill

Distinguished by a deep landscaped allotment & rear auto garage, this attractive 3 BR, 2 bathroom solid brick Victorian on a quiet cul-de-sac is set to surprise with a superbly renovated, two-level interior & separate rear studio offering additional BR, kitchen & bthrm. Near Riversdale Rd shops, cafés, trams & Fritsch Holzer Park.

Beautifully presented, 1st floor apartment located in the stunning Rosehill Court (circa 1928). Feat: 2 sec car parks & outdoor terrace, inviting entrance, large living & separate dng – OFP’s, 2 large BRs, renovated stone & s/s kitchen central bathrm, study/3rd BR, landscaped gardens, lndry fac, split system heat/cool.

Auction Saturday 24th Mar 11am View Thursday 11-11.30am

Auction Saturday 17th Mar 2pm View Wednesday 2-2.30pm

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

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


PORTSEA 3831 Point Nepean Road “Dundonald” - Circa 1917

RED HILL SOUTH 52 Paringa Road “Sea Vista Estate”

Landmark, Limestone residence on 1724 sqm approx of level sprawling lawns & shady trees opposite Fishermans Beach. Comprising 5/6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, original features throughout, spacious rooms & the most picturesque north facing verandah with precious, captivating memories of Old Portsea.

Tuscan inspired home on 9 acres with 7 acre (approx) leased vineyard. Spectacular coastal/rural views to Western Port. Main living with vaulted ceilings adj. superb granite topped kitchen. 4 bdrms with ensuites & views. Alfresco dining leads to the infinity edge s/pool. Separate 1 bdrm SC unit, 2 dbl garages & cellar.

Auction Sunday 8th Apr 1pm View Saturday & Sunday 3-3.30pm

Private Sale View By Appointment

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Liz Jensen 0418 446 228 Rob Curtain 0418 310 870 3741 Point Nepean Road, Portsea

Tom Barr Smith 0438 368 020 Prue McLaughlin 0417 389 006 47A Cook Street, Flinders

Albert Park. 9252 1800 Brighton. 9592 6522 Flinders. 5989 1000 Hawthorn. 8862 8000 Portsea. 5984 4744 South Yarra. 9820 1111 march 7, 2012 \ The weekly review 185


RED HILL SOUTH 7 & 11 Ocean View Avenue “Yangoora”

TOORAK 23 May Road An Amazing Transformation

At the end of a quiet country lane is this serene allotment of 2 titles 15.7 acres & 3.7 acres (approx). The larger title has a brick home with 3 bdrms, study, 3 living areas & the 2nd level captures delightful views of native bush land to Western Port. The 3.7 acre title comes with a building permit. Offered as a single parcel.

Superbly positioned to Hawksburn Village is this immaculately renovated period home. Boasting a flawless interior and quality appointments throughout this exceptional 3bedroom, 2 bathroom residence offers the perfect blend of low maintenance lifestyle, comfort and luxury.

Private Sale View By Appointment

Auction Saturday 17th Mar 1pm View Wednesday 6-6.30pm

Prue McLaughlin 0417 389 006 Tom Barr Smith 0438 368 020 47A Cook Street, Flinders

SORRENTO 16 Pacific Avenue “Pacific Living” Classic, carefree 3 bedroom beach house between the sandy ocean dunes in pretty Pacific Ave provides an enchanting lifestyle by the sea. Generous sheltered decking, OFP, BBQ/oven, wet bar, polished floorboards, combustion wood heater, heating/cooling. Walk to corner store & the scenic Sorrento back beach. Private Sale View Saturday & Sunday 2-2.30pm

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Jay Giblett 0417 681 312 Peter Kudelka 0418 319 439 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

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Liz Jensen 0418 446 228 Linda Boulter 0438 520 282 3741 Point Nepean Road, Portsea

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


where to live \ out of town

bittern Set on almost 17 glorious hectares of manicured botanic gardens, vines and picturesque olive groves, Villa Capella is the ultimate rural retreat overlooking a magnificent ornamental lake. Made from Mount Gambier stone, it has imported fittings throughout. At the end of a long driveway, you wend your way past 5.66 hectares of pinot noir and chardonnay vines and the magnificent ornamental lake to this exclusive peninsula property just an hour’s drive to the CBD. The house’s flowing design delivers a versatile array of reception rooms, including a formal lounge and sumptuous sunken library fitted with floor-to-ceiling tiger myrtle and ebony cabinetry. The heart of the house is a chef’s dream kitchen featuring craftsman-built silky oak and burl maple cabinetry, granite benches and a huge copper rangehood. Gaggenau appliances, an integrated Jenn-Air fridge/freezer and walk-in pantry with integrated refrigerated drawers are additional features. French doors open to the superb poolside dining zone, for easy entertaining, while a series of garden rooms include the walled garden modelled on a traditional French herb garden. Accommodation is in keeping with the exquisite standard set throughout the house and is beautifully supported by American oak and marble bathrooms. Additional features include a solar-heated, salt-chlorinated in-ground pool, monitored security, hydronic heating, three-phase power, a huge custom-built winery/barn, machinery shed and a lavishly appointed triple garage. \

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RT EDGAR, 5989 0599 2632 Frankston-Flinders Road Price: $4.5 million + Private sale

THE INFORMATION ABOVE WAS PROVIDED BY RT EDGAR

Abercrombie

INVERLOCH – WITH OCEAN VIEWS Luxurious home, exceptional design and high quality finish

Barwon River Frontage

Garden views from all rooms, three BRs, study and two large living rooms Sought after environmental estate, 3.5 private acres (approx) with ornamental lake Double lock up garage and separate large workshop, 90,000ltr water supply and solar hot water

140Ac/ 56.7ha

Birregurra/Surfcoast District. Comment: Inspiring coastal design that brings the private gardens into every room of the home creating a wonderful view of the flora and fauna that surround this striking modern home.

Call for a brochure - Bruce Falk 0400 939 081

409 St Kilda Road MELBOURNE (03) 9866 1414 bfp.net.au

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BRUCE FALK PROPERTY bfp.net.au

RRA/BFP11924

Abercrombie - exceptional opportunity to secure Barwon River frontage and residence. 80min Melb CBD, 20min Geelong, 30min Lorne. All new fencing with mature trees provide outstanding protection for livestock in addition to mature Red Gums, outstanding water supply.

Please call Euan Wightman 0409 133 735 for more information and a brochure. 6 Williams Street, Inverloch 03 5674 2888


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