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or the record, I was the first person to query the munchkins in the medical profession. controversial labelling on edible underwear. The A recent document leaked to reporters revealed instructions advised “contents may sweat during that the National Health and Medical Research travel and must be consumed in seven days” but didn’t Council (NHMRC) in Australia is planning to remove offer any storage tips once you’d opened the packet. homeopathy from its list of covered medical treatments. I’d purchased the entire range, full and half-briefs The NHMRC calls homeopathy an “unethical” form and with total confidence, knowing that I still had of medical treatment and alleges that patients who three days to go before the use-by date, I invited choose homeopathy over conventional medicine It’s a distinguished group of visiting Russian could be putting themselves at risk. important astronauts to sample this new Australian I agree we should be sceptical and ask more nutritional alternative. to have high questions about the claims made by any form I still experience panty-flashback every of medical treatment. We all know of many standards time I recall the incident. One minute I was aspects of conventional medicine that haven’t chewing a bite-size, pink panty morsel and stood up to full scientific analysis. the next thing I remember is waking up with a Before the contraceptive pill, if a woman wanted half-chewed gusset poking out the corner of my mouth. to avoid getting pregnant she could visit her pharmacist Clearly this batch of contaminated undies contained and purchase a pessary. The instructions indicated a higher-than-usual level of Pantsonfireflavin, a (without a diagram), that 30 minutes before you thought detoxificant effective in the treatment of Not Listening you’d be doing the horizontal mazurka, you inserted the and Grave Doubt syndromes. But this didn’t stop me pessary and it would melt into foam that guaranteed to from using all other underwear, edible or not. inhibit conception. Underpants work, they’ve been working for Sounds simple, unless you don’t know where to insert thousands of years. This one incident was about quality a pessary. In shock, men could only gawk helplessly control, not whether underpants are effective or not. I as the goddess they worshipped foamed at the mouth believe surviving this ordeal gives me the authority to like a horny hyena. This option seriously disrupted the make a few observations about the conniption regarding harmony of many love makers and delivered a whole homeopathy currently being fuelled by a handful of new batch of babies.

It’s important to have high standards for the safety, manufacture and delivery of any medicine, traditional or alternative. There’s no doubting the damage a faulty Vicks inhaler will do if the thingamajig you shove up your nose has a sharp edge. But the experts who are strongly opposed to homeopathy need to be reminded that it’s been used safely and effectively for hundreds of years by millions of people around the world in many and varied conditions from influenza to attention deficit disorder (ADD). Writing in the Journal of Law and Medicine, Melbourne barrister Ian Freckelton, SC, said that homeopaths had used crushed-up pieces of the Berlin Wall to treat depression. Yes, that sounds wacky; crushed-up pieces of chocolate on the tongue make much more sense. Homeopathy needs to be regulated, but not written off. What makes me scratch inappropriately are the highly influential pharmaceutical companies that, in their desire to destroy access to any natural forms of treatment, may prevent us from making our own healthcare choices. \ boomboom@rachelberger.com we welcome your feedback @ www.theweeklyreview.com.au/mouthing-off

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1 n a scout-hall-cum-gym in Preston with no heating, cooling or hot running water, quiet but significant transformations are taking place. Here, Dave Richards teaches troubled young people about self-respect and self-discipline through the often-misunderstood sport of boxing. Richards has volunteered at the Northside Boxing Gym for the past 20 years. His students come from a range of ethnic backgrounds and mostly from difficult circumstances. “We’ve had Iraqi boys who were caught in the war over there; they got on a boat at age 14 on their own, came here, went to detention centres, then they came out,” he says. Recently the gym has seen an influx of young Sudanese men. After one of their community started attending, word spread, and now there are six or seven regulars. Ben Capp’s photographs capture the determination of these young men. Yousef, from Lebanon (pictured on the cover) was only 11 at the time of the shoot. “While spraying Yousef with water to look like he was sweating, I asked him how old he was and he told me his age,” says Capp. “I said, ‘you’re not even old enough to sweat!’ and with a stern look on his face he said ‘spray me!’ … They may look scary and tough but below the surface is an extraordinary bunch of young men with amazing personalities.” “Boxing’s got a pretty bad name among the public, and people don’t see all the good we do,” says Richards. “If you know what you’re capable of in a gym, you don’t have to take it out on the streets. The young kids can say, ‘No, I don’t want to go and steal that car’. They learn how to be leaders and not followers.” \ » www.bencapp.com » www.mydadsmymate.com.au

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ne of the biggest challenges I currently face as a grown-up And there’s a story I love about a person who fell asleep in a is being able to go out at night and stay awake past 10pm. meeting, but it was just her and one other person in the room, These days I’m pretty much on the nod after dinner, or which was kind of embarrassing. Actually, really embarrassing, as interval, or parking the car. the person was her boss. Yet falling asleep in public horrifies me. It’s such a deeply My mate went through two years of therapy and on several private moment, when all the really important things – such as occasions needed to wake her therapist at the end of each session your presence of mind and the ability to edit your behaviour – get to say goodbye. Clearly the psychologist was not that interested turned off. in the details of her patient’s life, which was falling apart, but she Many of us do strange things when that happens – snore, sure as hell never forgot to send the bills. fart, grind our teeth, dribble, laugh, talk – and some of us Many, many years ago I fell asleep in the toilets of our Years do all of them at various stages of the night. My daughter local pub, after a few fast G&Ts and a hard night on the ago I fell plays soccer. Sometimes she sits up and cheers in her floor, and woke up at 4am with the pub well and asleep in the shop sleep. And a close friend has been in therapy for years truly shut. For years after that when I turned up on toilets of our Friday night for a couple, the publican would ask me if I in an attempt to beat her sleepwalking habit. Once she local pub found herself out in the street in the middle of the night brought my pillow along, God love him. in her pyjamas with a cold cup of coffee in her hand and Sometimes, though, your body just won’t do what you the dog on a lead next to her. want it to, and someone really needs to explain this to the But keeping your eyelids open when they’re aching to be closed woman who expels air loudly, and not from her mouth, in my is sometimes impossible. Pilates class. Or his royal highness in my house who means to A mate who sells software always schedules meetings in the burp but actually squeals like a pig after a big dinner. mornings, as she finds at that time clients are less likely to snooze Sleep is one of those things – sometimes you’ve just got to do it, during her presentations. She never gets offended, though, when no matter where you are. her peeps do nod off. She says, you try spending hours in a heated But am I the only person who is always amazed that we all sleep office analysing the size of a font or what words are going to go at roughly the same time, and that all of us being snuggled up in in which box on which interface for hours on end and you would bed fast asleep at night, makes us collectively really vulnerable? drop off for a bit too. I’m not sure to what, to be honest, but think about it. Someone I know someone who slept through an exam, and another who could just sneak up on us. fell asleep on the Staten Island ferry in New York. When he woke, I just feel like someone should be keeping watch. \ khall@theweeklyreview.com.au the ticket collector told him he had travelled back and forth six times. It was the middle of the night, so the fact he slept so long we welcome your feedback @ without being robbed or murdered must be something of an www.theweeklyreview.com.au/my-view international record.

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He’s just a week or two from opening a “coffee lab” at the back of his hip, four-month-old café, but owner Vince Mazzone doesn’t see this part of his venture as a money-making exercise. “I’m doing it more for my own interest really,” he says. “I want to learn more about modern coffee. There will be customers who’ll be interested, but there will be plenty who sit up front and just have their caffe lattes.” Mazzone opened popular café Tre Bicchieri in Carlton nine years ago, and in 2007 followed it with Tre Espresso in Brunswick, which he owned for two years. He sold Tre Bicchieri late last year to concentrate on this venture with business partner and friend, actor Vince Colosimo. Mazzone is in charge of day-to-day operations, particularly the caffeine dispensary, and oversaw the renovation of the derelict site, a former glove factory. Local artisans created some of the furnishings, while other pieces, including three red tables from a 1920s French café that have been at each of his businesses, belong to Mazzone. The menu is short but well-rounded, featuring house specialties such as the Turkish breakfast, pancetta-wrapped eggs with spinach, relish and havati cheese, panini and toasties.

\ leanne tolra reviews esPresso alleY My espresso was made with love and Coffee Supreme’s South Blend. It was carefully constructed, just a little tighter than 30ml, and arrived with a lustrous crema. An excellent three-quarter caffe latte arrived later, and there was little I could fault in that, either.

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Ten years ago he was a finance broker who became obsessed by the coffee he was drinking at his local, Café Ray in Brunswick – then owned by specialty coffee industry leader Mark Dundon. Mazzone made coffee as a university student, “but it was nothing like what we do in Melbourne now”, he says. “I became really passionate about it.” So he decided to quit his job and, with Dundon’s help – “he was very generous, he even let some of his staff work in my café” – and the support of roasting company Coffee Supreme, he set about learning a new craft. “I didn’t just go out and open a café, though. I spent a lot of time practising and training.” Mazzone hopes to offer single-origin brews and pour-over coffees, but will continue to produce quality espresso for the masses. \ ltolra@theweeklyreview.com.au

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wo things to know about Pei Modern: first, it’s named after I. M. Pei, of the Louvre glass pyramid, whose Manhattan architecture firm had a hand in designing Collins Place. Secondly, this bistro in the Sofitel’s porte cochère is the Melbourne debut for Mark Best, one of Australia’s top chefs. To put him in context, Best’s Sydney restaurant Marque has been a three-hat sensation for as long as anyone can remember and was named Restaurant of the Year 2012 by Gourmet Traveller. The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list gave Marque its breakthrough award in 2010 and placed it 70th in the world last year. Not bad going for a former sparkie. Lately Best is proving talented as a businessman too; his foray into the Paddington (Sydney) pub Four in Hand shows the same civilised attitude to dining and versatility of ideas that’s evident here at Pei Modern. He doesn’t do fads, so the Pei Modern menu is not some colour-by-numbers affair that ticks off current trends but a bespoke list of delicious ideas that showcases produce, quality and technique. Even a simple order of oysters defies expectation. Wonderfully briny and juicy, these taste as if they’ve been shucked straight from Blackman Bay in Dunalley, Tasmania, and then served on a jumble of samphire, the seaside succulent whose salty leaves are a natural fit for the molluscs (even though I suspect it’s intended only as decoration. Whatever. I ate it). On the side, slices of sensational wholewheat sourdough made from Best’s 14-year-old culture, smeared with hand-churned butter. Bread, butter, oysters and samphire. All of it brilliant quality, beautifully presented – it’s my new must-have Melbourne starter. The bistro space and concept are as versatile as the food. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Pei Modern is split into a bar/café on one side with striking curvilinear carpentry that hugs the roof and flows down the wall to end in a slatted banquette. It’s like sitting in an upturned boat or a modish sauna in Finland, though neither would serve bar snacks like this joint. The blackboard selection ranges from brandade croquettes (salty, crunchy cod fritters; don’t miss them) to rabbit rillettes with guindilla peppers and pork “puffs” – same idea as a prawn cracker – dusted with masala powder. All of which cries out for a worthy drop of wine, and there are plenty of those to be had on a list that takes an engaging amble through European varietals (Spanish godello, Italian pecorino, French pinot blanc) and offers 18 by the glass alongside half-bottle carafes. The other side of Pei Modern is the restaurant proper, a corporate space well suited to this well-suited end of town, but with industrial cred from exposed ceiling girders and pipes. A seven-course degustation offers the greatest hits of the menu for what seems a reasonable $80 and I’d totally trust chef Matt Germanchis, ex-MoVida, to give me my money’s worth. But this is one of those rare menus where I want to try everything and I can’t chance

Roast rabbit with saltbush, sea parsley & wakame

leaving the decisions to someone else. It takes me half an hour and a spreadsheet to whittle down the options. Each dish we order has a similar surprise quality to those oysters, from a bowl of bright-orange carrots, slow cooked to ease out the sugars and matched with supple mussels and fragrant coriander seeds, to (ethically caught) squid julienned into slightly charred and chewy-edged sticks with a savoury green splodge of spinach and anchovy purée, and a scattering of faintly sour fat hen leaves on top. Main courses don’t falter in imagination or execution either. Roast rabbit with saltbush, sea parsley and wakame is one of the more fanciful surf-and-turf combos you’ll come across in town, the rabbit fillet squared off into tender morsels coloured in the pan and lacquered with their own juices. They’re tumbled with glossy bulbs of Jerusalem artichoke; the various salty leaves season the dish naturally (there’s no salt or pepper on the table) and bring out subtleties in the meat you wouldn’t get with, say, a heavy French sauce.

Fanciful: Each dish has a similar surprise quality. (DArriAn TrAYnor)

We’re only slightly less enthusiastic about the wagyu bavette (skirt steak), tattooed with grill marks and dished simply with a plank of roasted beetroot and some charred baby leeks. Only the leeks let us down – they’re more infant than baby and needed more cooking to conquer their chewy fibres. We’re almost done but there’s still so much I want to eat – crisp pork jowl with radicchio, slow-cooked scotch fillet of lamb, a side of Glenora tomato with bottarga (sadly sold out by the time we get to table). Our last hurrah is a Sauternes custard with crostoli, a wizard dessert that combines three of my favourite sweet things – crème caramel, sticky wine, and sugar-dusted fried dough. Like everything we try here, it’s a total winner. \ khill@theweeklyreview.com.au To read more reviews, visit www.theweeklyreview.com.au/food

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here are many steps on the path of wine knowledge. My first, along with an unhealthy enthusiasm, was when a mate and I booked into a six-week wine course a few years ago. In those few weeks, the two of us went from knowing what we liked to knowing what was good. The course had such a big impact on me that I’ve been telling friends who mention they’d like to know more about wine to get out there and get to wine school. That there’s often homework is a bonus. The first hour of our course was spent tasting liquid from small plastic cups, which included a light sugar syrup, salt water, cold tea and a lemony solution. There wasn’t a glass of wine in sight and I was sure I’d blown a couple of hundred dollars. The point of the exercise was to show us the location of the sweet, salty, acid and tannin receptors in the mouth and to illustrate that sensation and flavour are two different things. The wine soon flowed; that lesson has become the most important thing I’ve learnt about tasting wine. The course was great and I got exactly what I wanted when I signed up – the ability to identify quality and value in wines (there’s so much overpriced wine out there it’s not funny) and a deeper knowledge of wine. My journey into wine continues, but the lessons learnt in that course helped shine a light on the path that journey would take. \ bthomas@theweeklyreview.com.au

There are run in Melbourne which run wine for a courses single evening to weeks onevery end. week, Many of Melbourne’s better wine shops, such as Armadale Cellars, South Melbourne’s Prince Wine Store and Wine House in Southbank, run courses that cater to all levels of wine knowledge and experience. Caroline Tunnell-Jones, (right) who has worked in the industry for 11 years and been teaching wine for the past three. She has taught everything from casual palate-training sessions at Armadale Cellars to professionals studying the international Wine and Spirit Education Trust’s (WSET) structured courses at Wine House. When choosing a course, Tunnell-Jones recommends an experienced educator who is teaching an accredited course or a more consumer-friendly one that has been running for a long time. “Consumer courses tend to focus more on food and wine matching, as well as local wines. They’re really fun compared to more formal, structured courses,” Tunnell-Jones says. “WSET courses stick within approved parameters and have a more Euro-centric focus. They’re great for an overview of world wines.” And when you’ve decided what type of course is best

for you, Tunnell-Jones suggests choosing a course with 10-15 participants. “Those numbers help to create interaction between participants. In smaller classes, there’s usually one or two people who dominate the conversation.” Who does them: I haven’t completed any of the courses offered by the companies below, so I can’t recommend any specific courses, but these providers are well regarded in wine circles. Check out their website for details of the specific courses they offer. Rathdowne Cellars

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ou see her working that room on SBS’ Insight, a cool, calm, collected traffic cop for ideas and comments, with that dimply smile that has the power to disarm things when they get heated, which they sometimes do. She’s got that journalistic skill to ask hard questions with a smile and a bit of charm, like Tony “The Silver Fox” Jones on Q&A. Both reap rewards. And Insight has been kicking some big goals in recent weeks, shining light into some tricky areas, notably its recent program on forced marriage. And then you do a little search to find out a bit more about Jenny Brockie and up comes almost nothing. It’s fair to say that her loyal, long-time audience for one of the pioneers of the town-hall public debate-style shows knows next to nothing about her, which suits Brockie just fine. Online there seems to be one article about her personal life – it’s in a car section, so we learn her first car was a Renault 9 and she now drives an Audi A3. But it would be good to know a little more, so that’s why I’m sitting with Brockie in the rather impressive, art-lined foyer at SBS’ Sydney headquarters, and asking personal questions, which she says she’s not all that comfortable about. “I’m quite a private person,” she says. “My friends would tell you that. I really don’t like talking about my personal life. I like the focus to be on my work.” And we’ll talk about that. But first, I want to start at the beginning. Brockie grew up in Castle Hill, 31 kilometres north-west of Sydney, where the family had land and horses, before moving to Sydney’s North Shore when Jenny was five, after the death of her father a few months earlier. Her father was a keen equestrian who had sustained a fractured skull after being thrown from a horse. Several years later he had a minor car accident and sustained a cerebral haemorrhage. “And they think it was connected to the accident six years earlier,” Brockie says. “He had been warned about having to be very careful. He was 47. I was four.” Brockie, an only child, has affectionate memories of her father. “The strongest memory I have of him – I must have been tiny – was strapping a cushion to the back of a horse for me, as a littlie, and being put up on the cushion and hanging onto his waist and belting across a paddock. We were probably only trotting but it felt like we were belting and I was hanging on really hard and feeling the wind in my air and feeling really safe.” Her father’s death meant her mother had to find a job and earn enough to put Jenny through private school. “She worked as a shop assistant. She thought the key to my future was education, so I’m very passionate about that. She made huge sacrifices.” At 15, Brockie decided she wanted to leave the all-girl private school and for the final three years attend a co-educational high school. “I didn’t have any brothers and I didn’t have a father,” she says. “I liked the idea of more contact with boys. And I was 15. So there was a lot of motivation. “It was great, I loved it. I actually did better. Looking back, I felt really grateful I had both, because I think in that early stage where you’re developing your ideas, particularly as a girl, in those key years from 12-15, an all-girls education can be really valuable. But at the same time I do think co-educational schools are much more real, much more like the world is.” As a student, Brockie was diligent, but laughed when I asked whether she’d been a prefect. Her ambition was always clear. “I ran into a woman who had been at

“Every week the room is different and you do pick up a vibe when you walk in.” Inquiring mind: Insight host Jenny Brockie is interested in ideas. (Steve Brack / courteSy SBS)

primary school with me when I was at state parliament many years ago, and she was a journalist. And she said ‘I remember we had to get up in class once when we were about 10 and say what we wanted to be and you stood up and said you wanted to be a journalist and everyone said ‘What’s a journalist?’.’ “My aunt had a friend who was a freelancer for the Women’s Weekly, I think, and we went around to visit her and she was the most exotic creature, really interesting. She was telling me what she did, that she went out and spoke to people and wrote stories about their lives and I thought, ‘Wow! You can do that for a living?’.” Brockie tossed up between architecture and journalism. “I’m a very visual person, I get a lot of pleasure out of visual things. I like chairs.” Her first job was as a graduate cadet in news at the ABC. “I started in news and just wanted to write longer and longer pieces and create longer and longer programs. I’ve learnt a lot from each of them. I never had a plan.” She went on to work in radio (she hosted ABC’s morning program for 2½ years), documentaries and as a reporter for Four Corners. “Four Corners was a terrific experience. I was quite young when I went there as a reporter. I think Four Corners was the place where I really learnt storytelling.”

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er 1992 documentary Cop It Sweet, about Sydney’s Redfern police, won the Gold Walkley that year, as well as an AFI Award, a Logie and others. It was as the host of Insight that Brockie became a national figure. She says she is proud to be working at a program where there is audience trust. “The idea of trusted sources, people you can trust, to deliver information to you, is (increasingly important). As a journalist you really do hope to build a reputation as someone people can trust. “There is just so much around that as (the media) shakes down, people are going to want to go to trustworthy programs like Insight where they know the facts are going to be checked, they know the people in the room are going to represent a wide range of views,” she says. “There’s a great strength in that and over time those trusted sources are going to be increasingly important to people. “A lot of issues aren’t black and white. And a lot of media is quite adversarial, it’s pro and anti, and I like the idea that we can have pro and anti and all the shades of opinion in the middle.” Each week, we see Brockie’s excellent moderating skills and ability to think on her feet. “I think I’m just a naturally curious person. I ask lots of questions. I’m interested in ideas … and ideas I don’t like as much as ideas I do like. I’m always fascinated at the way people arrive at a position. “I like people and I like the psychology of the room. Every week the room is different and you do pick up a vibe when you walk in. Sometimes the room is alive and sometimes it’s wary and sometimes it’s raring to go and

other times it’s guarded. As a journalist, you’re doing more than just dealing with the information. You’re having to work that room and work the people. It’s like a giant dinner party without the food.” Brockie is a single mother of two children, a daughter and a stepson, aged 23 and 26. “I’m an empty-nester who has regular return visits from adult children,” she says. “When your relationship with kids segues from being a parent-child relationship to adult relationship is really exciting. It’s quite a transition, but it’s really lovely to come out the other end of that. I’m very fortunate. I’ve got two great kids.” I asked about being an only child. Did she pine for siblings? “No, I never did at the time but I would kind of like to have them now,” she says. “I think it’s a richer life to have siblings, particularly as an adult. But interestingly I never (pined) for siblings as a child. “My mother did a wonderful job of convincing me that we had the best life. And she used to regularly say to me – she was quite clever, actually – things like ‘That girl’s father, he’s so unfair that way he …’ And the subtle message would be ‘You don’t have to worry about not having a father’. She’d never say anything like that, she’d be reassuring. And she’d say ‘Don’t those sisters fight a lot’ and she’d just walk off. She would regularly tell me how lucky we were. She’d always see the glass half full, always, always. “I really admired her resilience. I think that she was an extraordinarily resilient woman; she was of that generation.” Her mother re-partnered, unsuccessfully, according to Brockie. “She was married for about 10 years. She was on her own for a long time. She was very resilient and very positive. Towards the end of her life she started losing her sight. She said to me ‘I just found out I’m going blind in one of my eyes’ and then she paused and said ‘I’m just so lucky it’s only one eye’. And I thought ‘That sums you up’.” She says her mother’s endlessly positive outlook on life inspired her own positive approach. “If you grow up in a family where there are women who are strong and have to do things … I grew up in a household where she had to do everything. That was very normal for me as a child to see that women could do things. It was a very difficult life for her in lots of ways. Far more difficult than my life has ever been.” The strong emphasis on education was ever-present as she grew up. “I see it in other people. I see migrant families doing exactly that, where everything, all their effort goes into getting their children an education. I really relate to that, because that’s were I come from.” Outside work, her passions are art and design. “I would have liked to have been an architect in another life.” But in this life, she’s got an important role in the media and she knows it, especially when the internet is awash with unreliable news sources. “I’m very fortunate and I’ve chosen to work in a part of the industry throughout my career that values information. And we have a very loyal information audience. There is an ‘information audience’ out there who want to see issues covered in a way they are not seeing them covered elsewhere. I’m very grateful that SBS is committed to Insight.” Now, when we see Brockie working that Insight room so skilfully, we know a little more about her. \ pwilmoth@theweeklyreview.com.au we welcome your feedback @ www.theweeklyreview.com.au/intervie

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ne month before his new cabinet is due to meet officially for the first time, Queensland Premier Campbell Newman has axed the state’s prestigious literary awards. The $240,000 annual Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards, introduced in 1999, were among the nation’s most coveted. The dismay among our literary community at their demise is profound, while an apparent lack of consultation has bewildered many Queensland arts identities. (Neither the Premier nor his freshly sworn-in arts minister, Ros Bates, would comment on the awards’ termination at the time of the announcement.) Newman’s decision should not be seen simply as a Queensland problem. The axing will have significant economic consequences for Australia’s already-vulnerable book industry. Prize-winning titles sell, and publishers and booksellers rely on the marketing and critical hype that surround events such as the literary awards to promote local voices. The demise of one of the Queensland awards in particular, the David Unaipon Award, which recognises unpublished indigenous writers, cuts off a potential supply of Aboriginal stories into the wider publishing space – another reason ditching these awards is wrong. Significantly, also, the end of the Premier’s Awards sends a negative message to the nation’s artists. It tells them bluntly what many have long suspected: in times of economic crisis, your contribution is expendable. Premier’s literary awards, the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards, the Indie Book of the Year Award (announced last month), the Australian Booksellers Association Awards (announced in June), and the

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\ LITERARY PRIZES ARE VITAL, ARGUES CORRIE PERKIN nation’s pre-eminent fiction prize, the Miles Franklin, are vital to our community’s cultural growth. Our little bookshop has long argued that if there were no suburban indie bookshops, then local writers would be starved of oxygen and financial support. Literary prizes can put forward the same argument. Who else will highlight talented Australian writers if governments, via their funding and their prizes, do not? The timing of the Newman government’s decision in this, the National Year of Reading, is also perplexing. Why not capitalise on a cause that the Prime Minister and other state premiers have backed so enthusiastically? It is an outstanding year for quality Australian fiction, and any awarded prizes are certain to receive their share of publicity. Last month the 2012 Miles Franklin longlist was announced. Anna Funder’s All That I Am and Elliot Perlman’s The Street Sweeper have dominated independent bestseller lists for months and may yet convince MF judges that good Australian stories can unfold in mostly international locations. Meanwhile, Past the Shallows by debutante author Favel Parrett, The Spirit of Progress by Steven Carroll, Spirit House by Mark Dapin and Five Bells by Gail Jones have been well supported. Thank goodness the MF, which is also announced in June, remains intact. And we are relieved that other state and federal leaders continue to support important literary prizes. Campbell Newman has done his community and his culture a grave disservice. \ cperkin@theweeklyreview.com.au » The 2012 Miles Franklin longlist is online.

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Four years after Vampire Weekend’s debut, their influence remains a cornerstone for an astonishing number of Australian bands. Melbourne group Buckley Ward are no exception. Their second album features more than a hint of that now-familiar blend of Afrobeat, reggae flourishes and precise melody. But, for all its internationalist spice, So Pretend retains a decidedly local flavour. It owes far more to the Finn brothers than Paul Simon’s Graceland. Indeed, songs such as Into The Darkening Blue are the sort of classic, upbeat pop that Crowded House produced at their peak. Despite a few familiar elements, the album never feels tired. The arrangements throughout are lush and surprising, borrowing freely from genres and styles like children blindly tugging titles from their parents’ record collection. The title track is probably the best example. Built on dreamy synths and ragged drums, the production is so seductive that it’s easy, on first listen, to miss the impressive songwriting at its core. A strong, diverse collection of songs, So Pretend feels like the arrival proper of a major Australian band. \

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\ GeorGe IerodIaconou pounces on the JaGuar XF 2.2d

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f my car was an animal, it would be a household tabby cat. My ride is a common Commodore, complete with servo kebab stains from going overboard with the garlic sauce. I’m a Leo who doesn’t like cats, which is why it was ironic that I was asked to write about the Jaguar XF 2.2D. I needed to feel the part to drive a Jaguar, so I broke out the suit, which hasn’t seen the light of day for more than six months. My ego was better but I still felt like Bozo the clown with a squirting water-pistol flower when I arrived at Silverstone Jaguar in Doncaster. When I saw the XF, I glanced back at my ride, and car envy oozed within me. Silverstone Jaguar general manager Tony Nuccitelli said the XF 2.2D is the car company’s most accurate tribute to the animal with which it shares its name. “Engineering is mimicking nature like art mimics life,” he said. The South American big cat doesn’t need to risk life and limb to catch its prey or run for kilometres. Evolution has shaped the jaguar into the most astute hunter on the planet. “On the road, it is the company’s smartest car and is built around the ethos of conserving energy and having explosive power when you need it,” Nuccitelli said. Since 1985, Nuccitelli has been a Jaguar man and has sold his fair share of them to many discerning buyers. “This is for the bespoke driver, not a trendsetter; it is for people that love style, design and unique taste,” he said. I wondered if my half-price, last-season suit was saying that about me … I didn’t completely understand Nuccitelli’s few eloquent words until I returned from my long drive to Allanvale Homestead, just past Ararat. I started the motor. The covers over the air vents slid back, the wheel lifted and the control panel lit up. It was all done quietly and effortlessly. The interior is leather and steel; no fake mother-of-pearl, lookalike ivory, woodgrain or plastic.

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The most impressive feature was when I stopped at traffic lights and the engine automatically shut down, and then restarted when I took my foot off the brake. I liked that it did that. I hate waste and always run around like mad turning the lights off in the room that no one is in. Just like a wild animal, it conserved its energy before the hunt began again. The 2.2-litre diesel engine is more fuel efficient than a VW diesel Golf and burns just 5.4 litres per 100km (combined test). So with the open road before me and the tabby cat many miles away, I thought I would test Nuccitelli’s theory and find out how this car pounces on the road. For the amount of cylinders and size of the motor, the Jaguar accelerated perfectly. The car seemed to create a vortex in which it absorbed the high speeds and made you feel like you were soaring in slow motion. It handled the bends well, and when I arrived at Allanvale Homestead I didn’t want to stop driving. Artist Grant Harries, who likes to paint Ned Kelly in the nude, playing football, or just jousting, was happy to jump in

and keep on driving with me on the quiet country roads. “A friend of mine could not decide between a Porsche, and a Jaguar,” he said. “So I was asked if I would assist in an impromptu city street survey to assess which car got the most looks from the girls. “The Jag won.” Back at the homestead, Annie Kilpatrick had prepared lunch: goat’s cheese, pear-and-walnut salad, smoked ham, cheeses, mushroom and pumpkin pies. All of which tasted as delicious as they looked. It seemed the Jaguar’s hunt had delivered. Kilpatrick has converted the family home into stylish bed-and-breakfast accommodation with weddings and functions on offer. There are five bedrooms. The building was designed by renowned architect Harold Desbrowe-Annear, who was inspired by American, Tudor and architecture of the Art Deco period and influences of the Arts and Crafts movement. Melbourne’s Church Street Bridge was one of his many major works. “People have the choice to stay in the heritage shearers’ quarters or the grand historic homestead, the experience is

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always special and enjoyable,” Kilpatrick said. “It’s the perfect base to explore the Grampians and wineries such as Bests, Seppelt, and Grampians Estate, which are just down the road.” The conversation moved onto art, babies, and life as I admired the view of the gardens and surrounding countryside from the front verandah. I could have easily settled on the verandah with a glass of local wine and some more of Kilpatrick’s beautiful cooking, but the Jaguar’s hunt was over and its den was calling. Instead, coffee and the most delicious apple-and-pecan cake were served, and before long I was back on the road to Melbourne with the sun setting behind me. I had spent nearly six hours on the road experiencing the elegant sleekness of the Jaguar and my back and buttocks were still in perfect shape. I didn’t want to stop driving. It would seem this Leo has found a cat to love. The XF is a car you could easily own and drive every day. \ glerodiaconou@theweeklyreview.com.au » Test drive at www.silverstonejaguar.com.au » Stay at www.allanvale.com APRIL 18, 2012 \ The weekly review 25


MOTORING \ While Australians set their sights on smaller, safer, fuel-efficient cars, the brand that owns ‘small’ is getting bigger.

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t wasn’t so long ago that the MINI brand was still “There are people who are MINI drivers for life but, as very much the preserve of tartan beanie-wearing soon as they settled down, bought a dog, or had a child enthusiasts and Austin Powers. But seismic shifts or took up windsurfing, they grudgingly had to let go of in the Australian motoring market, the increasing their car because it couldn’t meet their lifestyle needs,” cost of fuel and macro factors, such as a swell in Scott says. “We can now keep those people in the brand medium-density housing, has shifted the perception and offer a vehicle in the form of the MINI Countryman of the British pocket rocket from gaudy to groovy. that can meet all those requirements yet have the MINI Especially for the BMW Group number crunchers, who character and, most importantly, the driving experience excitedly point to 2011 as a record year for MINI, with that they can’t get from any other brand.” forecasts for this year already set to top that again. The kitsch appeal of the MINI has seen it survive “There are strong sales across all our models, but over the years as a low-volume prestige option for this period does include the launch of some major new the small-car buyer attracted to the brand’s quirky models,” MINI Australia head of PR and corporate personality, phenomenal resale value – it consistently communications Piers Scott says. “The most rates in the Kelley Blue Book top 15 for resale value significant being a much larger MINI than we’ve for cars in its class – and its famous driveability. ever offered before. It’s a four-door, four-metre But Scott says that the modern MINI is no MINI long, four-wheel-drive MINI called the joke. In a polite, no doubt plum English has a rich Countryman. MINI is evolving from being the brand, via the well-spoken Scott, is motor sports accent, an iconic car to a range of cars. We now have asking to be “taken more seriously than ever”. history a line-up that offers some real diversity, from “We acquired the John Cooper Works two-seater sports cars, roadsters and coupés (JCW) name, which essentially was an that are very purposeful from a performance arm’s-length, after-market tuning arm perspective, through to the Countryman.” originally, but we’ve brought that in-house to offer a The irony of the timing – that while Australian car high-performance variant of each MINI model. It is to buyers are suddenly seeking small (three of the top MINI what the M Division is to BMW,” he says. “That five sellers in 2011 were small cars), the smallest car shows that we are a serious performance-car enthusiast’s of all is expanding – is not lost on Scott. Quizzed on brand and a fun, desirable brand in equal measure.” the rationale of tinkering with MINI’s most potent Scott is quick to point out that MINI has a rich motor brand value – its compactness – Scott says that it is a sports history, at least on a par with any competitor consumer-driven strategy. It also happens to be a wily prestige brand. “Don’t forget the MINI is one of the move on the part of the manufacturer too. Where once most successful cars to ever compete in the World Rally a MINI driver’s new love of water sports, normal-sized Championships,” he says. pets or family spelt disaster, and almost certainly MINI may be fast, but it’s not furious in the slightest. break-up, it is now no longer the end of the road. Try The Fast and the Friendly and, due to the “infinite”

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6 REASONS GEN Y ARE MAKING THEIRS A MINI The MINI Ray, priced from $28,880 and marketed online as “really, really good looking”, referencing iconic Gen-Y movie Zoolander, is a model Piers Scott and the BMW Group hopes will be an “obvious and perfect” first car for the young premium-car buyer, male and female. “The lowered price-point strategy is intended to attract the very young set to MINI as a first premium car, with so many options to upgrade over the years, depending on the direction their lives take,” Scott says.

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“The MINI Cooper D (diesel) is one of the most fuel-efficient cars on Australian roads. I believe there is just one car more fuel efficient in terms of litres to 100km – the Ford Fiesta ECOnetic. That gets down to about 3.4 litres. The MINI Cooper D is 3.7 litres.”

number of options to custom-tailor your own car, including choosing your own image to replace Austin Powers’ Union Jack on the roof, it’s personal too. Despite MINI’s noises about being a left-brain, entirely rational choice of vehicle, the emotional cachet of the brand, among all its other strengths, still reigns supreme. Scott not only admits it, he celebrates it. “You’ll hear us throwing around old terms like ‘MINI as a friend’,” Scott says. “Because the fact remains that MINI is a very emotional brand. Buying a MINI tends to be much less of a rational line-by-line analysis and more of an emotional and personal decision. And that is reflected in the tailoring and personalising of MINI cars to individuals as far as trim, paintwork and bespoke patterns and imagery you can put on the roof. “It’s a car that makes you smile. It’s a car that, when you’re sitting in busy traffic and you put your indicator on to change lines, you’re far more likely for the guy behind you to leave a gap and wave you in and give you a laugh. It’s a car that really evokes all emotion from owners and other road users. It’s a big part of MINI’s appeal.” \ ANDREW McUTCHEN amcutchen@theweeklyreview.com.au

“By introducing the sub-$30,000 driveaway MINI Ray we now have a car that has infinite street cred and cool factor for a young audience as well as a five-star ANCAP rating.”

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“MINI is a lifestyle. MINI drivers are so ludicrously passionate about their cars. They give them names. They sleep in them on occasion. They often have an entire wardrobe decked out to complement their car.”

“MINI drivers have the option to personalise their car by getting their name or various other details worked into the skirting or the trim on the dash. Where design is converging around generic-looking concepts on the road, MINI stands out as a brand on its own.” “As far as internet connectivity, web radio, MINI apps and so on, MINI is very much up with the play, it’s all there. This is all reflective of this funky, urban, youthful, premium customer base that MINI has.”

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\ ron hammerton drives the mazda cx-9

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want to whack a couple of suitcases beside little Jack or Jaedene. Like we said, flexible, not to mention one-action easy. To make sure everyone keeps their cool on a long trip, all three rows get their own air-conditioning vents and controls, while the driver enjoys the benefit of rain-sensing wipers, automatic headlights and a trip computer with a distance-to-empty function (handy in this vehicle, especially when loaded to the hilt in holiday mode). Our test car was the Luxury version, which adds niceties such as leather trim, sunroof, power-adjustable driver’s seat with memory, heated exterior mirrors that tilt down when reversing and 10 speakers for the audio system instead of the standard six in the Classic. We just wish Bluetooth and other forms of modern connectivity were standard. The CX-9 is showing its age here. It is undeniably big – think Toyota Kluger – but behind the wheel you would hardly know. And this is its greatest strength – the CX-9 handles and just goes like a one-size smaller hatchback. With a reversing camera to help in tight spots and the renowned Mazda Japanese build quality, this is the family crossover vehicle for peace of mind.

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In a quality vehicle such as this Japanese-engined CX-9, take it as read: it is safe. Maybe not as safe as some of the latest stuff out of Europe, with their lane-departure warning systems and automatic crash-avoidance braking systems, but it has ABS, ESC and anti-rollover technologies. Best of all, it is rather beefy, and in a two-vehicle contretemps, beefy wins. \ ron.hammerton@live.com.au APRIL 18, 2012 \ The weekly review 29


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have a cut on my arm, and I smell like lemons. Here’s why: having scared myself witless during last month’s road test of the awesome Aprilia RSV4R, I thought I’d opt for something a little milder this month. Something practical. Something economical. Something, dare I say, sensible. I think I chose the wrong bike. The Sachs MadAss 125 looks for all the world like an overgrown BMX with a motor in it. It weighs 100kg full of fuel, and its tiny 124cc, single-cylinder engine makes a whopping 11 horsepower, only slightly less than my wife’s hairdryer. It’s a sit-up-straight cross between a scooter and a BMX – what finer tonic could there be to soothe a fella’s nerves after the raging excesses of a fearsome Italian superbike? The thing is, where your sportsbikes are designed to come alive at the racetrack and in the hills, the MadAss lives and breathes for one purpose only: to pack as many giggles as possible into sub-60km/h backstreet work. Now, I’ve always been a little excitable behind the handlebars – and I’m also a firm believer that the amount of fun you have on a motorcycle is directly proportional to the amount of time you spend with the throttle right on the stop. With the MadAss, there is no getting-to-know-you period. Within half a block I found myself grinning like a fool, throttle pinned wide open, lining up a speed bump to see if I could achieve air time. Perhaps it harks back to my first days of motorcycling, riding hired scooters in outback Thailand around the turn of the millennium, but there’s something about tiny bikes that gets my juices squirting. I think it’s the complete lack of fear or respect they engender. Sitting astride a 30-grand, 200-horsepower race bike, I’m very aware that any mistake could end up being very painful. Sitting on a MadAss, I feel like a 10-year-old at the skate park, lining up the half-pipe on my BMX. What’s the worst that could happen? The motor is a little flaccid, but the gearing is low, so you can take off with a little bit of poke. It’s enough to beat most cars away from the lights, especially when accompanied by a bit of Flintstones-style footwork.

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Eleven horses of fun: The Sachs MadAss 125 is hugely entertaining in the right circumstances. (Supplied)

And once it’s rolling, the little German tyke displays exactly the kind of handling you’d expect – it turns on a dime, making every 90-degree intersection an opportunity to deck out the pegs with the throttle wide open. The suspension gets a little sloppy if you pitch it into turns above 60km/h, but that only adds to the fun. And it steers so quickly that a grid full of stopped cars starts looking very much like an obstacle course. The brakes are surprisingly good, too – perhaps slightly too good, given that there’s no fuel tank to wrap your legs around. The MadAss stores its fuel (all five litres of it) in its tubular frame, so when you hit the front brakes hard, there’s nothing to brace against except the handlebars. I’m told you can get in excess of 150km a tank if you ride it like a normal person. Niggles? I have started to view every electrical component on the bike with deep suspicion. The neutral light indicator is not only unreliable, it seems to be deliberately misleading me – which would be fine if it wasn’t connected to the sidestand cutoff switch. The speedometer over-reads drastically, trying to convince me it’s doing nearly 10km/h more than it actually is. And the headlight is absolute pants. I swear, I’d get better illumination if I strapped a torch to the forks. Within The starter motor seems totally reliable, though – half a block not that I ever use it. Because the MadAss has a kick I found myself starter. This is significant; after all, you are riding grinning like what is in effect a 125cc scooter, which leaves you a fool open to all sorts of taunts and jibes from people who pin their self-esteem on their engine capacity. I found the raw, nasty looks of the MadAss were enough to silence most of these types, but in the rare case that somebody opened their mouth, a hefty kick to start the thing shut them up quick-smart. The only thing more masculine than a kick starter, folks, would be a god-damned ripcord. Of course, when you’re insulted on a scooter, at least you have somewhere to put your shopping on the way home. The MadAss has no storage. None. Not a dry spot under the seat to stick a mobile phone. So it’s your call – dignity or practicality. Part of my review process is seeing how bikes handle situations outside their design brief – so I rode the MadAss from Mulgrave to Tullamarine at night on the freeway into a vicious headwind. This experience was deeply not fun. At times the little bike could only manage an indicated 78km/h (more like 70 in truth) uphill as semi-trailers blasted past me. On the other hand, I got a tailwind behind me on the way down off the Bolte Bridge, which woke up all 11 of my horsepowers and rocketed me to my personal high score on the speedo of 107km/h, chin on the handlebars and giggling like an idiot. The bike sounded and felt as if it was about to rattle itself to pieces. Do not buy this bike if your regular commute involves freeways. Do buy it if your regular commute involves backblocks, roundabouts, heavy traffic and/or things that can be used as jump ramps. It’s true that just about any motorbike can do most of what the MadAss can do – it’s just that few bikes beg for punishment the way this one does. Which leads me back to where we started: with a cut on my arm and smelling of lemons. Extricating myself from the well-watered lemon tree in my mum’s back yard. Because I’d ridden the MadAss in the front door, out the back door, and been pulling wheelstands down the five-metre stretch of grass we used to play backyard cricket on. And I’d wheelied it straight into the lemon tree, giggling like a lunatic. Try that on your 1000cc superbike! \ lozzobear@gmail.com Note: Loz bought this bike for himself, and would not generally wheelie press-test bikes into lemon trees without prior written consent.

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amed for nearby Emerald Hill, The Emerald at 35 Albert Balconies are generous with some one-bedroom apartments Road joins an exclusive neighbourhood that includes the offering an internal area of 51 square metres and opening onto a Shrine of Remembrance, the next door Domain apartments, the balcony area of 16.9 square metres. St Kilda Road boulevard, the Royal Botanic Gardens and Albert Internal finishes include a mixture of timber flooring and Park Lake. carpet in living areas and kitchen, carpet in bedrooms, tiling in Located on the arc of Albert Road between St Kilda Road and bathrooms and laundries, stone tiling in penthouse bathrooms Kings Way, The Emerald will offer 282 apartments over 19 levels and 2pac joinery in selected areas. Kitchens will feature European with a restaurant and convenience store on street level, a rooftop stainless steel appliances and either Corian or stone benchtops, garden with a spa plus seven levels of car parking. Penthouse-style depending on the apartment level. three-bedroom apartments will top the building. The Golden Age Development Group is developing The Original plans were for a 29-level tower; however Emerald following the success of its project at objections from neighbours in the Domain complex, 27 Little Collins Street, which includes several levels to postcode dubbed the “Tower of Power” for its high-status be occupied by the Sheraton Hotel with an apartment ownership, led to a height reduction. tower above. Golden Age is a privately owned property Built with gentle undulations to maximise views, The development company based in Melbourne. With a Emerald will look south-west across Albert Park Lake focus on developing commercial and residential projects to the bay, north to the city and east to the Royal Botanic in Melbourne, the group is committed to designing and Gardens and the Shrine. developing signature, high-end quality developments. Its Award-winning architects The Buchan Group designed the Jade apartment development won the 2011 state and national building. Director David Cole says the architectural approach was award for Australian Institute of Architects for multiresidential. inspired by the ripples and waves of nature, responding directly to Golden Age marketing manager Clara Wu says despite its the neighbouring gardens and lake. exclusive address, The Emerald will have a laid-back feel with a Natural inspiration continues in the interiors designed by family quality. Melbourne practice Hecker Guthrie. “The interior spaces “People who want a balanced life will be able to find some quiet bring to life a contemporary Melbourne aesthetic; combining time at The Emerald. It’s close to the city for work and play, but a raw, natural material palette with timeless detailing and you can come home to your own sanctuary close to the gardens craftsmanship,” says Hecker Guthrie director Hamish Guthrie. and the lake,” she says. Buyers will have a choice of colour schemes and, “We’re attracting a lot of interest from people who live and work with 47 different floor plans across various levels, emphasis close to the city and in this area.” \ has been placed on maximising living spaces and LIZ McLACHLAN creating highly functional kitchen and laundry areas. lmclachlan@theweeklyreview.com.au

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cademics are coming down from their ivory towers; rooftop gardens and energy efficiency are high on the agenda; and new building designs welcome curious onlookers, not just students and staff. Melbourne is in the middle of a building boom – at our universities. The new-look university buildings, mostly designed by award-winning architects, respond to the new way of learning that is collaborative, flexible and often studio-based. John Wardle Architects of Melbourne, and American architects NADAAA, of Boston, beat 133 contenders from 15 countries to win the job of designing the new building for the faculty of architecture, building and planning at the University of Melbourne. University alumni and people walking through the grounds will know the old Architecture Building as that cream-brick building with the Victorian heritage façade from the old Bank of New South Wales in Collins Street. When the bank was demolished, the façade was relocated to the front of the Architecture Building. Now, half a century later, the heritage façade has been incorporated into the overall design. The new $100-million building, due for completion in 2015, will have soaring atrium spaces, flexible design studios, open work spaces, a large wooden roof with

studios hanging from it and a roof garden. “We are broadening education at an earlier age and encouraging collaborative learning because of that,” says Professor Tom Kvan, dean of the faculty. “This building reflects that because we engage the building with the people. University buildings were not like that in the past. We are inviting people to come through the building, to come up the staircase and out the building at the other end. They can see the library and the workshops. This is a building for the whole university, not just the faculty.” The collaboration between two architecture firms on opposite sides of the globe means that someone is working on the project for 20 to 22 hours a day. Windows that open and close (operable windows) and passive cooling are expected to provide five- to six-star energy rating. “It’s an exemplary building to show how university infrastructure can contribute to the community. “There will be plenty for everyone,” Kvan says. On the city fringe, Australian Catholic University’s new National Centre for Health and Wellbeing is also expected to have a six-star energy rating. The concrete, brick, zinc and glass building, designed by Woods Bagot, a specialist in educational architecture, is part of a $100-million development at the university’s Melbourne campus on Victoria Parade, Fitzroy. The eco-friendly building will house lecture theatres, state-of-the-art learning facilities, gymnasium, bookshop, chapel, student centre and rooftop garden. “The last two years in Melbourne we saw an increase of 74 per cent for first-preference applications on Commonwealth-supported places alone,” says


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Chris Sheargold, associate vice-chancellor at ACU’s an arrival point for public, staff and students, all while Melbourne campus. creating a vital link to the rest of the campus,” says “When completed, the centre will allow an Woods Bagot principal Sarah Ball. additional 500 students a year to graduate in nursing, “New-generation” workspaces are more like paramedicine, midwifery, exercise science, contemporary work environments rather than the occupational therapy, psychology and traditional academic spaces. A combination public health as well as greatly increase of office and more open-plan work research capacity in those areas.” spaces alongside informal and formal The nine-storey building meeting spaces allows increased will include environmentally interaction and collaboration.” sustainable initiatives such as All open workspaces have mass-cooling concrete slabs, direct access to natural light rainwater harvesting, solar and the design includes hot water heating panels social and rest spaces and and wind turbines. promotes collegiality as well Bluestone-paved lanes as connecting departments, will link the new building students and faculty within to other ACU buildings. the building. A public open space, to The main construction be called St Mary of The work is set to begin early Cross Square after Australia’s next year, with completion first saint, Mary MacKillop, earmarked for 2014. will front Brunswick Street. The new gateway building is deakin \ burwood campus The name commemorates the the second Woods Bagot building 1 birthplace of Mary MacKillop in has designed for Deakin at its a house in Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, Burwood campus. diagonally opposite the square. The first, a 250-seat lecture theatre known as Further east in Burwood, Deakin University has just Building 1, was completed in February last year. It was unveiled plans for its new building to front Burwood shortlisted for the World Architectural Festival Awards Highway. Another Woods Bagot design, it is set to create in Spain last year and received the Australian Institute a big impact at the entrance to the university. of Architects public architecture award for alterations “The Burwood Highway frontage building will create and additions. \ editorial@theweeklyreview.com.au a major impression at the entrance of the university and

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DeveloPing oUr citY Yarra House Address \ 18 Yarra Street, South Yarra Developer \ Michael L Yates & Co. Building design \ Bird de la Coeur Interior design \ Hassell Landscaping \ Hassell Sales \ John Roach, at Element, 1300 501 121 Display suite \ Shops 3-4 Yarra Lane, South Yarra Open \ 11am-3pm daily » www.yarrahouse.com » www.yatescollection.com

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A recycling trend out of the box developing our City \ There’s a whole new world out there for shipping containers. Box office hit: Top Design showed how to make containers liveable. (supplied)

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utting-edge young entrepreneurs are running Melbourne businesses from converted shipping containers and enhancing the city’s bar and market scenes. Compact and versatile, the gritty storage boxes are serving as bars, coffee shops, market stalls and even temporary homes. In an increasingly complicated world, the rectangular steel containers evoke simple old-time images of large industrial shipyards and never-ending cargo trains hauling life’s essentials far and wide. Internationally, they have been used for student accommodation, retail stores and even a London riverside container city. In Melbourne, former architecture and design student Maz Salt was among the first to realise their potential, converting two containers into a city bar in 2005. Section 8, which opened in early 2006, used the containers to cut costs and its carbon footprint. For the first two years it was powered on the back of an air-conditioning unit. Packing pallets were converted into seating, adding to

the industrial feel. They depict the notion of transport and are stacked to resemble the stackable version of popular board game Scrabble. “I researched a wide variety of industrial and prefabricated structures before deciding on containers,” says Salt, who was just 30 at the time. “We had a lot of help with the design, notably both from Campbell Drake and Rodney Eggleston … members of Carni (an art collective) and others.” Hot on Salt’s heels, siblings Niki and Stephen Filipovic have started a trendy Docklands market showcasing 40 shipping containers, up to 14 converted into stalls. Aged just 23 and 25 respectively, the Filipovics hope Melbourne Flea, in an old car park at the end of Docklands Drive, will add a spark to the area with quality produce, wines and entertainment. The 9am-9pm Saturday market was launched on March 10, with food vendors in converted containers framing the entrance. Traders included Brunswick coffee purveyors Padre, Phat Brats sausages, Faguzzo Tuscan fare, Paella at Your Place and Twist Potato


(potato twists on a stick). The flea market section good used container $2500 plus GST. A converted small accommodates as many as 400 stalls. granny flat, featuring a bedroom, kitchenette/dining Niki studied media and communications, while area and bathroom, sells for about $35,000 plus GST. Stephen is in construction. She says the idea “just sort of “They are made of Corten steel, which is strong evolved organically”. Recycled materials are used where and durable, as shipping containers are usually possible, and crates and pallets have been converted into exposed to a marine environment,” Kerry says. “They seats, tables and walls. also have rubber seals around the double-swing “The containers are kind of different,” Niki says. container doors which keep the unit wind- and “It provides a point of difference. We’re always thinking, watertight. All our shipping containers also feature ‘How can we make it better?’ now that it’s up timber flooring.” and running.” Six years on, Section 8, tucked into Tattersalls The trend is a boon for container companies. Port Lane in the central business district, is going Container Services supplies shipping containers strong – despite doubters initially branding the for the industry and a growing number of idea “insane”. Section 8 clients using them for employee and student “A bar in a shipping container seemed like a has an accommodation, caravan park holiday cabins, ridiculous idea,” Salt says. incredibly low portable offices, toilet blocks and bars. “It’s kind of like a backyard. We really do footprint Families are also using them as granny flats get an amazing cross section of people. We get and temporary accommodation. people from the corporate sector who come in. Basic containers sleep as many as six people We … make them take their ties off.” and, being modular, can be joined to add extra Section 8 has been busy “pretty much from rooms. They are also stackable. day one”. Port Container Services sells pre-modified containers This month, Salt is set to open Ferdydurke, “a and can custom build them. Last year it supplied five watering hole with Vietnamese food”, next door. shipping containers that were used on Jamie Durie’s “I am continually hearing rumours of people who Channel Nine show Top Design, which contestants are thinking of using containers, or who have used turned into liveable areas. containers for temporary events, and many people The company’s business development manager, Shaun have been influenced by our little venue in a variety of Kerry, says it showed people what could be achieved different ways,” he says. with the containers. “But no matter who does what, Section 8 was “It was good exposure in regards to what shipping Melbourne’s first recycled materials venue with containers can be used for other than storage space, and an incredibly low footprint. And I am extremely we did receive a higher inquiry rate for these products proud of that.” \ during the program,” he says. Cheryl CritChley The most popular domestic uses are granny ccritchley@theweeklyreview.com.au flats, accommodation units, lunch rooms and site offices. » www.section8.com.au Depending upon your location, Kerry says a new www.peoplesmarket.com.au six-metre container costs about $3500 plus GST and a www.portcontainerservices.com.au

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Inside the square developIng our cIty \ Work is about to begin on Dock Square – the place that will become the “heart and soul” of Docklands.

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y the end of next year, Collins Street and The modern, three-storey library is a centrepiece, Bourke Street will “meet” in a new city square. standing 56 metres long and 18.5 metres wide. Johnston Dock Square will be home to a $12.7-million says the simple but ultra-modern transparent design next-generation library, a park, a children’s playground was chosen to capitalise on the building’s proximity to and a community boating hub – strategically located the picturesque waterfront. between the CBD and the waterfront. “The building has been designed as a glass box “Dock Square celebrates the merging of with timber elements. The ground floor is fully Collins and Bourke streets. It will be a place transparent – so you will be able to get off the The where people can participate in the diverse tram at Collins Street and see all the way square will activities on offer,” says Claire Johnston, Lend across to the water while looking through the incorporate a library,” she says. Lease project director for Victoria Harbour. raised park “The point of this place is that it is a “There will be no front or rear entrance; space for people and it is flexible enough to access will instead be from the north or south, accommodate everything from an art gallery and either way people will be protected from the on the second floor of the library to an organic food weather and have access to the waterfront.” market in the square, free sailing days on the waterfront Unlike traditional libraries, the Dock Square library or an open-air cinema in the summer. This is the civic will also double as a community centre. While the precinct of Victoria Harbour that will deliver heart and first floor will house an extensive book collection, soul to the site.” there may also be a magazine lounge area and café, a Construction of Dock Square and its facilities begins sound-recording studio, teenage gaming facilities, some in May, with the precinct due to be completed by the performance art and heritage spaces. end of next year. It is a partnership between the City “It will provide facilities that the City Library can’t of Melbourne, Places Victoria and Lend Lease – the do because of space constraints. We expect it to quickly developers of Victoria Harbour. become an important piece of city infrastructure

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because of the extended services,” says Johnston. Sustainability has been uppermost in the mind of the building’s designers, with a focus on using engineered timber, reclaimed hardwood and an advanced natural passive ventilation scheme. Lend Lease also hopes the library will be a carbon-neutral building. The square will additionally incorporate a raised park – protected from wind by the library but in a position that catches plenty of sunlight. “We want it to be an active park used day and night. There will be a large, modern playground for kids of all ages and physical capabilities and the park will be an extension of the library with free wireless, places to sit and reflect quietly and space to kick a footy around at lunchtime,” explains Johnston.

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The community boating hub will sit to the left of the library, on the north side of Dock Square. It will provide a meeting point for Melbourne’s outrigger canoe club, community sailing groups and Melbourne’s dragon boats. Johnston envisages the boating hub will also be a place for the disabled to learn to sail and perhaps include a marine education centre and a small clubhouse area on the second storey. “Along the edge of the residential apartments that sit next to Dock Square we’ll deliver some new retail experiences – such as a place where you could have Saturday morning breakfast while watching your kids in the park, and some convenience style uses, such as a florist,” says Johnston. “On the south or Yarra side of Dock Square we’ll deliver a fully operational and working dock area with access to the water via stairs. Our plan is to have a range of tall ships operating in the dock that will be an attraction for different people to come to the area.” The Docklands area has been criticised by some sectors for a lack of community facilities but Johnston says people underestimate what is already located in the area. “There is a broad range of infrastructure already. There are multiple childcare centres, Waterfront City has shopping and ice-skating, and the Kangan Batman TAFE is located there,” she says. “Now we are at the point where we are delivering the library and boating hub as a direct response to the recent community consultation undertaken by Places Victoria and the City of Melbourne. They wanted to understand what community priorities were, and the library and boating hub were priorities one and two. We’ve listened to the community and with Dock Square we’re now delivering against those ambitions.” \ Sarah MarinoS smarinos@theweeklyreview.com.au » www.docklands.com

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tailOr made A Richmond warehouse takes conversions to new heights, writes MARIA HARRIS.

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t is tempting to wonder what the seamstresses at the Henry Buck’s factory in Richmond would make of their old workplace. Once a factory producing custom-made garments for the exclusive Collins Street men’s wear retailer, the building now wears another label – that of inner-city gentrification and “warehouse conversion”. The Henry Buck’s seamstresses probably lived in Richmond when it was decidedly working class or travelled there by train to the nearby Richmond station when this little area was a thriving clothing district and included other big garment factories such as Kayser making underwear. While custom-made shirts and corsets have, in the main, vanished from our wardrobes, the buildings have survived and been put to new uses. Richmond’s working-class tag has definitely gone. The new breed of Richmond dwellers are likely to have money and a yen for being close to all Melbourne’s big venues. The MCG, Melbourne Park Tennis Centre and AAMI Park are just a few. Then there is the city itself, the Royal Botanic Gardens, the Yarra and the shops of Richmond. All are a few minutes away. This residence, set over three levels, is one of six recent conversions – four residences and two businesses – in the old Henry Buck’s building. Huge, high, airy ceilings, big timber trusses, exposed-brick walls and original concrete lintels make an impressive start. The building is very solid, thanks to its four-brick thickness. The ground floor is made up of double garage, storage and cellar, and the first of three bedrooms. This bedroom, like all the others, has an en suite. But you really get the full impact of high ceilings and its industrial status as you ascend the bluestone stairs (all lit) to the first floor. With exposed red-brick walls, concrete lintels, big steel-framed windows that open inwards for fresh air, and granite kitchen benchtops, this is a terrific space. It is clean, neat and practical, modern and liveable. Polished concrete floors, timber and granite are teamed with bluestone feature walls and industrial steel fittings. In the living zone, three steps lead to the dining level made from spotted gum with its 3.6-metre, glass-topped dining table made from part of an old timber railway bridge. For a price, this come with the property. Back in the kitchen, beneath another granite bench, integrated appliances are fitted in the whitewashed spotted-gum cabinets. In what may be a “first”, the splashback behind the sink is made up of a massive fish tank that is home to three turtles and a couple of fish. Viewing these creatures and their surrounds could be slightly meditative and even make washing up a pleasurable activity.

postcode

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Fletchers, 9090 8390 22 tennyson street, richmond price: $1.3 million - $1.4 million Auction: May 5 at noon Fast facts: Newly converted three-bedroom inner-city residence, large living spaces, 3.3-metre (and higher) ceilings, timber ceiling trusses, concrete, bluestone and timber finishes, three en suites, powder room, fitted study, granite and bluestone kitchen, integrated appliances, laundry, cellar, storage, opening windows, security, air-conditioning, hydronic heating, walking distance to Richmond, city, MCG, tennis centre and other Melbourne landmark buildings.

richMond \ 3 kms from the cBd how this suburb has moved: down by 0.8 per cent in the quarter to december 2011.* reiV stats

The full-size laundry, just near the kitchen, also features a granite benchtop, while the powder room has a very smart wash pane crafted from bluestone. The second bedroom on this level also has a bluestone-finished en suite and walk-in wardrobe. Louvre windows ensure good air circulation while retaining privacy. Continuing to the second floor, the staircase with its rail-and-glass balustrade opens to a study with fully fitted corner desk and cabinets that are again made from white-washed spotted gum. The rest of this floor is taken up by a large main bedroom, again with exposed-brick wall and bank of windows and walk-in wardrobe. The en suite, with wall of bluestone and limestone tiles in the shower and surrounding the bath, is spacious and luxurious while still maintaining the high ceiling and clean lines of this building. Up on the third floor, the bar/lounge has a granite bench and includes a sink, dishwasher and integrated fridge. French doors lead to the rooftop garden. It’s big enough to entertain outside and – if you are tall enough – to see the dome of Dimmeys, another Richmond landmark, and the station, while admiring your own modern mural painted on the brick wall, which has elements of graffiti art about it. \

mharris@theweeklyreview.com.au


final word “a stunning and very practical rendition of one of Melbourne’s iconic industrial buildings with everything at your doorstep froM coffee shops to transport and the city.” nick fletcher – agent

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where to live \ we love it

hawthorn This large house, built in 1924 and with an attic and monumental chimney, offers a rare example of the Tudor revival style. Its chimney, half-timbering and mullioned windows inset with diamond leadlight distinguish it from all others in the Urquhart Estate. The estate, which provides a unique streetscape of interwar housing in its various forms, is a gem in Hawthorn’s realestate crown. People love these houses; they are highly sought after and tightly held, as evidenced by the vendors, who have lived at No.22 for nearly 30 years. The front of the house is a perfect balance between the main bedroom and a beautifully proportioned formal living room, where the windows and high-beamed ceilings reflect the Tudor style. Patterned timber doors lead to the formal dining room with the same ceilings, original open fireplace and french doors to an outdoor dining area. Nearby, the updated kitchen includes an atrium window, which lets the morning light stream inside, and a servery for passing food and drinks out to the outdoor dining area. The downstairs bathroom, with original cream-and-green tiles, is a period showpiece, yet fully functional with a bath behind a marvellous arch and with a separate shower. The study, with built-in shelves and another open fireplace, is a quiet haven. Upstairs, one bedroom overlooks the substantial back garden, another opens to a bright sunroom with views over the plane trees in the street, and the third has doors to roof storage. All are served by the bathroom on this level. \ MICHELLE OSTROW ZUKERMAN

postcode

3122

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MARSHALL WHITE, 9822 9999 22 Urquhart Street Price: $1.55 million + Auction: April 28 at 11.30am

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KAY & BURTON, 9820 1111 33 Darling Street Price: $1.8 million + Auction: April 21 at noon

The name Darling Street evokes the South Yarra of old, when the fashionable flocked to No.9 for wedding receptions and balls. This handsome house has the typical layout of the Victorian terrace with the added advantage of off-street parking, a large rear garden and swimming pool. Original Baltic pine floors, white interiors and a front room with bay window and marble mantelpiece are terrace classics, although the sitting room has been opened to the dining room by arches on either side of the central open fireplace. The kitchen overlooks the living room, which has bookshelves and a Nectre combustion heater. A sliding door opens this room to the pergola, the pool and garden. Upstairs, the traditional bedroom at the front has the customary windows opening to the balcony. There are three more bedrooms and two bathrooms. Both bedrooms at the back of the house open to a balcony. \ MICHELLE OSTROW ZUKERMAN

postcode

3141

balwyn

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Set on the corner of Beckett Street and Porter Road, this country-style timber residence has an excellent floor plan where all rooms connect with ease. Three separate garden areas, created by Geo Landscapes, include lush front gardens surrounded by tall trees. Inside, the front sitting room features a gas log fireplace and adjoins the formal dining room. French doors lead to a curved dining terrace that overlooks the front gardens. The dining room leads to the kitchen with loads of storage and Electrolux appliances. Also off the entry is the main bedroom, which opens into a study or nursery, that in turn opens to a side deck with a spa covered by a shade sail. Off the study is a dual-entry en suite with access to the laundry. The family room has floating floorboards and french doors that lead to another paved outdoor dining area and veggie a garden. At the rear, two bedrooms have built-in wardrobes. \ MICHELLE OSTROW ZUKERMAN

postcode

3103

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JELLIS CRAIG, 9810 5000 22 Beckett Street Price: $900,000 – $1 million Auction: April 21 at 2pm

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where to live \ we love it

balwyn north

This opulent residence is set within the Balwyn High School zone. Lawn terraces with impressive topiary befit the formal style of the house and lead the eye to the entry portico set beneath classical columns. Inside, cream marble tiles with a black border and grand Roman-style columns are more classical references, while the grand staircase with elaborate wrought-iron balustrade points to French influences. To one side, a formal sitting room has thick cream drapes and a chandelier, plus light filtering down from the circular stairs. A study has an open fireplace while nearby is the open-plan dining room. In the entertainment zone, polished floorboards complement the timber kitchen with

postcode

3104

black-granite benchtops and splashbacks, plus Miele and Ariston appliances. The adjoining casual meals area is set into a bay window while the large family room opens to a paved area where established terraced gardens hide a cubby house and a gate that opens to Fortuna Avenue. Under an enormous open pavilion with a louvered roof is the barbecue area with a café-style heater and deck leading to the pool. Upstairs is an expansive, bright lounge with plantation shutters. A central bathroom has sandcoloured marble tiles, a double vanity and bath. Three bedrooms have curtains and built-in wardrobes. The main bedroom suite has picturesque views, thanks to a bay window, plus a huge walk-in wardrobe and a marble en suite with a spa bath. \ MICHELLE OSTROW ZUKERMAN

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FLETCHERS, 9836 2222 11 Toorang Avenue Price: $1.8 million – $2 million Private sale

w h e r e t o l i v e \ a ge n t s ’ ch oice POSTCODE

3126

Jellis Craig 9810 5000 4

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POSTCODE

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3124

Kay & Burton Hawthorn 8862 8000 2

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POSTCODE

3101

Marshall White 9822 9999 4

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67 Maling Road, Canterbury ................................................................. Price: $1.4 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 5 at 1pm .................................................................

83a Bowen Street, Camberwell ................................................................. Price: $1.1 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday April 21 at 11am .................................................................

82 Brougham Street, Kew ................................................................. Price: $2 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday April 28 at 1.30pm .................................................................

Celebrating a grand 100 years, this double-fronted four-bedroom house will delight the discerning purchaser with high expectations. Renovated with every care and attention to detail, it retains its beautiful century-old features. Let's eat lunch @ The Maling Room, 206 Canterbury Road Let's eat dinner @ Wildflower Restaurant, 1 Theatre Place Let's drink coffee @ Cornelius, 141 Maling Road

Set in a highly desired pocket of Camberwell, this Tuscan-style residence offers the ultimate contemporary lifestyle with two-bedrooms-plus-study, elegant living/dining areas, outdoor area with barbecue, European kitchen and DLUG. Let's eat lunch @ Ousia, 114 Fordham Avenue Let's eat dinner @ Trinitas Thai, 955 Burke Road Let's drink coffee @ Punto, 224 Camberwell Road

The irresistible street presence and distinctive façade of this superbly presented Victorian residence c1890 introduces spacious contemporary lightfilled living to a classic original layout.

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Let's eat lunch @ Percy´s Aeroplane, 96 Denmark Street Let's eat dinner @ Estivo, 330 High Street Let's drink coffee @ Ora Café, 156 Pakington Street


W h e r e t o l i v e \ a ge n t s ’ ch oice POSTCODE

3205

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o’Donoghues FirsT naTional, 9882 3303 6/63 somers street Price: $395,000 – $435,000 auction: April 21 at 11am

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POSTCODE

3103

hockingstuart Balwyn 9830 7000 3

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6 Queen Street, South Melbourne ................................................................. Price: $1.5 million + ................................................................. Auction Wednesday April 18 at 6pm .................................................................

14a Burroughs Road, Balwyn ................................................................. Price: $1.3 million + ................................................................. Private sale .................................................................

Bromley Cottage's modern living and dining areas are complemented by lightfilled contemporary counterparts that make everyday living a thrill. A sanctuary of style, surrounded by South Melbourne Market, countless cafés and trams to town. Let's eat lunch @ Misuzus, 7 Victoria Avenue Let's eat dinner @ Aja, 132 Bridport Street Let's drink coffee @ Lina's Bistro, 114 Bridport Street

An impressive blend of contemporary elegance and luxury features combine to create a magnificent house in the premium Balwyn High School zone. Sublime throughout, this superb property offers a fabulous lifestyle. Let's eat lunch @ Pure Italian, 249b Belmore Road Let's eat dinner @ Pizza Capers, 391 Belmore Road Let's drink coffee @ Mecca Latte Cafe, 5/346 Belmore Road

postcode

3125

Early winter demands a change of tack

W

ith Easter over for another year, many of you will be suffering withdrawals, not just from chocolate but also from information about the property market – and, more importantly, from a lack of homes to look at. Winter 2012 seems to have come early in terms of the lack of properties listed for auction. Even with the holidays now over, there are still only a handful of auctions listed for the weekends left in April. In fact, this is shaping up as one of the lowest midyear auction months that I can remember for some time. That doesn’t mean that there are no properties on the market at all. There are still plenty of off-markets (unadvertised houses), pre-markets (before they get to market); private sales with no advertising and stales (houses that were advertised a year ago and are now either off the net or on the very last page of the listings). This means if you are a buyer looking for an A-grade result in April 2012, you aren’t going to get the best deals by sitting back, thumbing through the glossies and turning up on a Saturday. As a buyer, it is important you understand what is going on, and you are

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Eighteen months ago this two-bedroom apartment was renovated by the current owner. Everything is new, right down to the Bosch and smeg appliances and the fittings such as blinds and carpet. Apartment six is upstairs and is the last of this small block. its entrance leads directly into the living and dining area. the bathroom, with a shower over the bath, has a turquoise, black and white colour combination. A modern basin sits atop the vanity. polished floorboards feature in each room, aside from the bedrooms, which are carpeted in a chocolate brown that complements the pale-green walls. the bedrooms are a generous size and each has a builtin wardrobe. in keeping with the rest of the apartment, the kitchen is strictly colour-coded. White caesarstone benchtops contrast with the royal-blue cupboards, and the six-burner stove should suit the most enthusiastic cook. there is also an off-street parking spot. \ eliZabeTh anile

RT Edgar Albert Park 9699 7222

not necessarily going to get that from the Sunday papers. With no public pointers, such as meaningful million-dollar-plus clearance rates, you are going to have to look deeper than the dailies for your market indicators. For instance, I am still surprised at the number of market watchers who talk to me midweek in coffee shops or at Sunday sport and think that, because they’ve heard the market is OK, prices must have been going up. In 90 per cent of the 400 or so transactions we’ve looked at this year, the sale price has in fact been at or below vendor expectations of last year, not above. And while there has been a good spread of solid auctions, they have rarely exceeded “trade” price expectations. The main reason the market was healthy before Easter was because vendors were

meeting the market, not because buyers were leaping to ridiculous heights to grab the gold. On the other hand, when demand is still strong and stock is down, as it is right now, prices tend to stay firm. Before Easter our demand indicator, Bidderman, which shows an average number of bidders per auction, showed us that there is a healthy level of demand out there when the 3Ps are right – price, property and position. So there is still plenty of competition when the property is at the right price. Hence, to use a sailing analogy, your search for a million-dollar-plus home in bayside and the inner east in the next few weeks may require you to change tack. As with sailing, you will need to look for the winds in different spots and possibly away from the crowds. So, what can you do to maximise your chance of finding your dream home at a good price this month?

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Do your own research. You need to

look past the highlighted sales results that skilled agents will present to you. These may not be giving you the full picture. As an informed buyer, you need to balance out this information with that from results not highlighted by the selling agent. It is incumbent on you to do your

own independent homework if a good decision-making process is one of your home-buying goals.

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The early birD who has clear anD relevanT goals caTches The worm.

It might seem a worn-out saying, but it’s super-relevant in this market. Yes, turning up is three-quarters of life, but you still need to perform. Your winter home-searching effort needs to include weekly phone calls to agents, emails, letterboxing and spreadsheets. The good houses are not just going to fall into your lap, as they did before Easter or in previous years. If you do, you may get some chances that others don’t.

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geT a renTal. With very limited stock

on offer, you’ll need an extra level of patience to avoid making a mistake. If your dream home is not there, it’s not there. In which case a six-month rental strategy may be far better in the long term than a “Quick-Draw McGraw” 10-year buying strategy. \ Mal JaMes Principal Buyer advocate 0408 107 988 \ 9804 3133 We Only Buy HOMes www.james.net.au

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w h e r e t o l i v e \ a ge n t s ’ ch oice POSTCODE

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prahran

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BIggIn Scott, 9520 9020 7b Mackay Street Price: $1 million + Auction: April 21 at 1pm

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This recently built townhouse has the calm of a location on one of the suburb’s less-traversed streets, but remains close to all that Prahran has to offer. In a nice opportunity to indulge in extremes, Chapel Street and various parks are walking distance away. An entrance corridor nestles alongside the garage, leading to the rear of the house, where the kitchen, dining and living areas present themselves one after the other. The kitchen has glass splashbacks and stone benchtops, as well as those very trendy European appliances. The cosy interiors are lent a touch of brightness and space by an abundance of light, some of it coming from a cleverly located light well. There’s a courtyard, too, for a bit of fresh air. Upstairs are the three bedrooms, all with built-in wardrobes; the main has an en suite, while the other two share a bathroom. The rearmost bedroom has a picture window that welcomes in the sun, and the main boasts a balcony, which lets in more of that light. \ HARI RAJ

Fletchers Canterbury 9836 2222 3

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POSTCODE

3146

Marshall White 9822 9999 4

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32 Churchill Street, Mont Albert ................................................................. Price: $900,000 - $990,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 5 at 3pm .................................................................

12 Ferndale Road, Glen Iris ................................................................. Price: $1.35 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday April 28 at 10.30am .................................................................

In arguably one of the best streets in the suburb, this 1940's house retains its enchanting appeal with high decorative ceilings, picture rails, living and dining rooms and lounge with a north-facing bay window. Let's eat lunch @ The Orient Express, 17 Hamilton Street Let's eat dinner @ Old Kingdom, 683 Canterbury Road Let's drink coffee @ Zimt, 38 Hamilton Street

Designed to maximise natural light flow, the brilliant renovation and extension of this captivating c1928 residence delivers a sensational family lifestyle in one of the area´s premier streets, metres to Ferndale and Hill 'n' Dale parks, schools and shops. Let's eat lunch @ Milk Cloud, 283 High Street Let's eat dinner @ Preserve Kitchen, 32 High Street Let's drink coffee @ Two Seeds, 186 High Street

postcode

3181


POSTCODE

3123

Jellis Craig 9810 5000 2

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1 Freeman Street, Hawthorn East ................................................................. Price: $750,000 + ................................................................. Auction Saturday April 28 at 10am .................................................................

POSTCODE

3144

RT Edgar Toorak 9826 1000 4

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34 Jordan Street, Malvern ................................................................. Price: $1.35 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday April 28 at 11am .................................................................

camberwell Consummate comfort in a low-traffic pocket, this delightful Victorian features a fireside study nook and surprising proportions through a good-sized European kitchen and open-plan living areas spilling on to a sunny terrace and garden setting. Let's eat lunch @ Okra Restaurant, 159 Camberwell Road Let's eat dinner @ Orsini, 205 Camberwell Road Let's drink coffee @ Oliv, 328 Auburn Road

A fabulously bright town residence situated in an attractive tree-lined street with threecar basement garage offering (approx.) 30sq of living. Close to Malvern Gardens, Glenferrie Road and High Street shops and restaurants. Let's eat lunch @ Cerone´s Café, 111 Glenferrie Road Let's eat dinner @ Green Goose, 7 Station Street Let's drink coffee @ Ayame, 237 Glenferrie Road

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BRACE REAL ESTATE, 9480 1277 18 Merton Street Price: $980,000 + Auction: April 21 at 11am

Renovators will revel in the possibilities of this huge corner block; however, with so many art deco qualities, it is hard to resist this single-level house’s charm. The front door has textured diamond windows and introduces typical decorative elements such as ornate ceiling panels and brickwork, brass fixtures and original fireplaces. North-facing leadlight windows in the lounge, formal dining room and main bedroom usher in natural light from one end of the house to the other. Two large bathrooms and a laundry sit off the kitchen and casual dining area and a second lounge and third bedroom are tucked away at the rear. The huge backyard has a handful of different fruit trees, plenty of shed storage and provides heaps of options for extensions. Young families will love Hartwell Primary School, public transport, the shops and cafés that are only a stone’s throw away while they ponder the possibilities of this lovely family house. \ EDDIE MORTON

postcode

3124

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w h e r e t o l i v e \ P r o P e r t y l i s t in g s

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Albert PArk 65 Mills st

Marshall White 116

ArmAdAle 6/22a Mercer rd 56 rose st 20 royal Cres 7/29b Hampden rd

Marshall White 99 Marshall White 100 Marshall White 101 Hocking Stuart 131

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Named the Manors of Yarrbat, this 10-year old postcode development represents all that this luxurious and peaceful about this Balwyn avenue. Set back from the tree-lined street and down a private driveway, this twostorey residence is actually a standalone stately home rather than a compact townhouse. Lush, manicured gardens contrast with its brick façade, while inside, timber floors cover the entire floor plan. Smeg appliances and granite benches feature in the kitchen and north-facing windows illuminate the adjoined casual meals area. the formal lounge leads to an outside deck and more gardens. Upstairs, the main bedroom has walk-in wardrobes and a large en suite with a spa bath, while the three remaining bedrooms have builtin wardrobes and share the main bathroom. it is no wonder Yarrbat avenue is considered to be one of Balwyn’s most desirable locations, with city-bound trams and the shopping precinct just minutes away and zoning to some of Melbourne’s best schools. \ eddIe MOrTON

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HOCKING sTUArT, 9830 7000 6/132 Yarrbat Avenue Price: $900,000 – $990,000 Auction: april 21 at noon

POSTCODE

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Bennison Mackinnon 9864 5000 3

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POSTCODE

3122

Jellis Craig 9810 5000 5

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2/18-20 John st 26 reid st 27 Norbert st 5/26 Barnsbury rd 7 Tonkin Ave 1/72 rochester rd 2/7 Grey st 13 Maleela Ave 6/132 Yarrbat Ave 1/116 Belmore rd

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

67 70 74 83 84 102 116 117 131 151

bAlwyn north 67 Lansdown st 73 Almond st 44 Hedderwick st 108 Maud st 14 Landen Ave 3 Tormey st 16 The Moor

Noel Jones 67 Jellis Craig 75 Jellis Craig 84 Jellis Craig 85 Jellis Craig 85 Marshall White 117 Hocking Stuart 131

POSTCODE

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3183

11 Toorang Ave 5 Madden st 1/54 severn st 44 Viewhill rd 47 Corhampton rd

Fletchers Fletchers Fletchers Fletchers Fletchers

144 147 149 150 150

box hill 16 Hannaslea st

Hocking Stuart 132

brighton 22 Mary st 8 Young st

Jellis Craig 86 Marshall White 118

brighton eAst 19 studley rd

Marshall White 118

burwood 41 Harrison Ave 38 Uganda st

Jellis Craig 86 Fletchers 149

CAmberwell 1a radnor st 1/1021 Toorak rd 35 Broadway 7 Middle rd 14 Callanish rd 39 Cooloongatta rd 2 Oberwyl rd 4 Brinsley rd 36 Lynden st 1 Water st

Noel Jones 64 Noel Jones 68 Jellis Craig 76 Jellis Craig 77 Jellis Craig 87 Jellis Craig 87 Jellis Craig 88 Marshall White 103 Marshall White 104 Marshall White 119

Noel Jones Camberwell 9809 2000 3

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50 Lewisham Road, Windsor ................................................................. Price: $850,000 - $930,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday April 28 at 10.30am .................................................................

180 Barkers Road, Hawthorn ................................................................. Price: $2.3 million + ................................................................. Auction Sunday May 6 at noon .................................................................

7/74 Alexandra Street, St Kilda East ................................................................. Price: $650,000 + ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 5 at 11am .................................................................

This liveable, leasable double-fronted three-bedroom residence, with off-street parking, reveals significant renovation or new home site scope (STCA) on 322sqm (approx). Close to High Street.

A consummate entertainer catering to every family member´s desire for space and luxury with elegant, refined rooms, CaesarStone kitchen and superb relaxed areas overlooking luxuriant pool/gardens designed for grand-scale entertaining. Let's eat lunch @ Laurent, 703 Glenferrie Road Let's eat dinner @ Rococo, 797 Glenferrie Road Let's drink coffee @ Liar Liar Cafe, 90 Kinkora Road

This signature 1970s block introduces gorgeous, glamorous spaces that express a commitment to quality including iPad and C-Bus-controlled climate system, lighting, fireplace and TV. Close to Alma Park and Carlisle St cafés. Let's eat lunch @ Las Chicas, 203 Carlisle Street Let's eat dinner @ Treehouse Lounge, 265 Carlisle Street Let's drink coffee @ Batch Express, 320 Carlisle Street

Let's eat lunch @ Mileto's, 132 Chapel Street Let's eat dinner @ Orange, 126 Chapel Street Let's drink coffee @ Dukes Coffee, 169 Chapel Street 54 The weekly review \ APRIL 18, 2012


14a Dower St Marshall White 18 Merton St Brace 83a Bowen St Kay & Burton 2/634 Riversdale Rd O’Donoghues First National

119 130 142 143

Jellis Craig 78 Fletchers 146

Ceres 45 Georges Rd

RT Edgar

63

DoCklanDs 3303/90 Lorimer St

501/150 Clarendon St Anderson Residential

62

93

elsternwiCk Kay & Burton 141

Fitzroy 184 Brunswick St

Nelson Alexander 154

FlinDers 5 & 7 Bluff Ave

Kay & Burton 139

Glen iris 10 Mont Iris Rd 11 Muswell Hill 2/27 Grandview Ave 52 Erica Ave 18 Mills St 12 Ferndale Rd 47 Queens Pde

Noel Jones 66 Noel Jones 68 Noel Jones 68 Noel Jones 68 Jellis Craig 88 Marshall White 120 Fletchers 151

105 120 121 132 152

Jellis Craig 90 Marshall White 106 Marshall White 107 Marshall White 108

Hesket

Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig

72 79 89 89

RT Edgar

60

Malvern east

Mont albert nortH

365 Waverley Rd

2 & 4/19 Evelina St 3/39 Moselle St

RT Edgar

61

47 Warley Rd

Bennison Mackinnon

95

102 Bowen St

Bennison Mackinnon

96

64 Burke Rd

Marshall White 110

4/5a Hedgeley Ave

Marshall White 124

5 Baker St

Marshall White 124

2206/368 St Kilda Rd

Kay & Burton 137

1401/430 St Kilda Rd

Kay & Burton 141

606/15 Queens Rd

14 Uvadale Gve Noel Jones 65 Cecil St Jellis Craig 40 Foley St Jellis Craig 9 Hutchinson Dve Jellis Craig 1 Marshall Ave Jellis Craig 66 Cecil St McLaren 9 Laver St Marshall White 82 Brougham St Marshall White 18 Hillcrest Ave Marshall White 3a Denmark St Marshall White 17/60-62 Harp Rd Marshall White One Apt 6, 2-6 Malmsbury St Christopher Russell

TBM 152

Bennison Mackinnon

98

Malvern 34 Jordan St 1 Chandlers Rd 39-43 Mayfield Ave

RT Edgar 59 Marshall White 123 Kay & Burton 138

9 Observatory Rd

Stockdale & Leggo 132

Port Melbourne Marshall White 126 Marshall White 126

Portsea RT Edgar

63

Nelson Alexander 155

reD Hill soutH 97 Stanleys Rd

Kay & Burton 142

riCHMonD 6 Christine Cres 45 Erin St 51 Richmond Tce 22 Tennyson St

111 Windsor Cres

Colliers 92 Marshall White 111 Marshall White 112 Fletchers 145

soutH Melbourne 6 Queen St Karen Gornalle

55

2 Kenmare St

Jellis Craig

82

11 Whyte Gve

Marshall White 125

Hilton Hotel

40 View St

Marshall White 125

soutH yarra

131 Windsor Cres

Woodards 132

32 Churchill St

Fletchers 148

4/11 Hotham St

Fletchers 151

18 St James Ave

Christopher Russell 153

RT Edgar

62

Colliers

92

RT Edgar RT Edgar RT Edgar Greg Hocking

58 61 63 69

soutH wHarF

39a Tyrone St 5/7 Argo St 7/1 Marne St 12/47 Marne St

Greg Hocking Greg Hocking Greg Hocking Marshall White Kay & Burton Kay & Burton Williams Batters Kay & Burton

69 69 69 113 136 140 143 143

st anDrews beaCH Kay & Burton 143

st kilDa 42a Carington Gve

Bennison Mackinnon 94 Bennison Mackinnon 97 Marshall White 127 Marshall White 127

205 Harrisons Rd

Mont albert

3a Cliff St 5/45 Park St 6/47 Marne St 9a Moffat St 3 Marne St 64 Hope St 120 Leopold St 24/12 Copelen St

2 Moana Crt

3794 Point Nepean Rd

reD Hill

154

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Mount DanDenonG

25 Highbury Gve 26/11 Mount St 35 Highbury Gve 71 Bayview St

65 80 81 90 91 98 109 121 122 122 130

Jellis Craig 91 McLaren 98 Marshall White 123 Woodards 152

66 92

PraHran

kew east 11 Irymple Ave 3/4 Clyde St 5 Sutherland Ave 20 Clyde St

Noel Jones Jellis Craig

405 Nott St 82 Evans St

Melbourne

kew

6/717 Toorak Rd

HawtHorn 180 Barkers Rd 52 Haines St 23 Percy St 25 Connell St

1 Freeman St 21 Lawson St 29 Mayston St 3 Tiro Crt

37 Straws Ln RT Edgar

east Melbourne

5/18 Victoria St

Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Kelly & Shiel Woodards

HawtHorn east

Canterbury 67 Maling Rd 41 Maysia St

43 Power St 22 Urquhart St 15 York St 6/166 Power St 9/510 Glenferrie Rd

Marshall White 128

st kilDa east 7/74 Alexandra St

Noel Jones

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surrey Hills 5 Belmont St 3/45 Kent Rd 3/24 Clyde St

Marshall White 128 Marshall White 129 Christopher Russell 153

toorak 10 Rathmines St RT Edgar 13 Cole Crt RT Edgar 54 Irving Rd Bennison Mackinnon 2/3 Chastleton Ave Marshall White 6a Furnell Crt Marshall White 2/716 Orrong Rd Marshall White 1/619 Toorak Rd Marshall White 226 Toorak Rd Kay & Burton 11 Selbourne Rd Kay & Burton 59 Hopetoun Rd Kay & Burton 8 Duffryn Plc Kay & Burton 6/591 Toorak Rd TBM

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Private Sale - $1,350,000

EXECUTIVE LIVING 111 Windsor Crescent, Mont Albert Sensational single level contemporary residence enjoying minimal maintenance with a streamlined modern renovation bathed in natural northern sunlight in this prized tree lined Crescent just moments to Surrey Hills & Mont Albert shopping villages & stations, leading schools & parklands. Accommodation: entrance hall, open plan north facing living, dining, granite kitchen, casual meals area overlooking extensive outdoor entertaining deck & lush garden surrounds, 3 double bedrooms (master with walk in robe & marble ensuite), 2nd luxurious marble bathroom, study, laundry, remote control double lock up garage with internal access. Features: reverse cycle heating & cooling, established landscaped garden. Melway Ref 46 J11 Inspect: Thursday & Saturday 1:00 to 1:30 pm Karen Gornalle 0418 330 808 or Mike Gornalle 0417 568 806

Office 9888 5508

81 Canterbury Road Canterbury

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TOORAK 10 Rathmines Street This beautifully renovated light filled Victorian family residence opens via double doors from each main room to an enormous private rear garden (land size 815m2 approx) situated in a quiet cul de sac just a short walk to Como Park, Toorak Village, Chapel Street and transport. Comprising grand entrance foyer, formal lounge, kitchen/meals area, informal sitting room and study all with polished timber floorboards. Upstairs: 5 bedrooms, 2 ensuite bathrooms and main bathroom. Additional features: Double lock up garage, hydronic heating, air conditioning and full security. 56 The weekly review \ APRIL 18, 2012

Auction View Web Call Office

Saturday 12th May at 12.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) Wed 1 - 1.30pm, Thur 5 - 5.30pm & Sat 2 - 2.30pm www.10rathminessttoorak.com.au Jeremy Fox 0418 339 650 Andrew Smith 0413 309 605 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000

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TOORAK 13 Cole Court Stunning new beautifully designed Nicholas Day luxury town residence with floor to ceiling glass doors leading to outdoor entertainment area with pool, featuring lift access and situated in this quiet cul de sac off Irving Road. Comprising: Entrance foyer, formal lounge, huge kitchen/meals and informal sitting room, home theatre with bar and cellar. Upstairs: 3 generous bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms, master with study and spacious dressing room. Additional features include 4 car basement parking, heating, air conditioning, integrated home automation and security.

EOI View Web Call Office

Closing Monday 14th May at 3.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) Wed & Thur 12.00 - 12.45pm & Sat 1.00 - 1.45pm www.13colecrttoorak.com.au Jeremy Fox 0418 339 650 Simon Hicks 0413 713 000 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000

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SOUTH YARRA 39A Tyrone Street Amazing 3 level contemporary town residence of approx 40 squares finished to the highest standards and featuring an inground heated pool. Only minutes walk to Fawkner Park, Prahran Market and Chapel Street. Stunning botanic glass facade, formal lounge, informal living, chef’s kitchen and casual dining all overlooking North facing garden, pool and built-in BBQ. Upstairs: Master bedroom with balcony, ensuite and WIR, 3 further bedrooms with BIRs (1 with ensuite) and main bathroom. Basement level: Theatre room and billiard/entertainment room. 3 car garage stacker and heating/cooling. 58 The weekly review \ APRIL 18, 2012

Auction Saturday 5th May at 11.00am (Unless Sold Prior) View Wednesday & Saturday 2.00 - 2.30pm Call Tim Wilson 0419 726 769 Anthony Grimwade 0418 382 226 Office 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000

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MALVERN 34 Jordan Street Bright town residence situated in attractive tree lined street with 3 car basement garage offering approx. 30 squares of living, close to Malvern Gardens, Glenferrie Rd shops and cafes. Timber parquetry floors, formal sitting room, kitchen with stone bench tops and walk in pantry overlooking open plan living/ dining with full width bi-fold doors opening to terrace and courtyard. Upstairs 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and additional living/teenage retreat + study or 4th bedroom. Additional downstairs space provides 4th living room and storage, separate laundry, powder room, heat/cool and double glazed windows.

Auction Saturday 28th April at 11.00am (Unless Sold Prior) View Wednesday & Saturday 12.00 - 12.30pm Call Sarah Monaghan 0421 158 947 Mark Wridgway 0419 510 777 Kylie Schubert 0408 366 468 Office 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000

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HESKET (via MOUNT MACEDON) 37 Straws Lane Considered Macedon Ranges premier address and arguably one of the finest in Country Victoria. The winding drive arrives at the large rambling homestead in total seclusion. With effortless style throughout it works for today’s lifestyle with soothing garden vistas and enormous views to the north. The gardens are a mixture of structured hedging and park lands centred around the stunning spring fed lake. The farm on 60 acres and 5 acres of pristine native habitat. Fern Vale’s importance has been recognised in The Australian Magazine, as voted in the top 10 lifestyles properties in Australia. 60 The weekly review \ APRIL 18, 2012

Auction View Call Office

Saturday 12th May at 11.00am (Unless Sold Prior) Saturday 12.30 - 1.00pm By Appointment Only Tom May 0413 996 185 Beverley Higgs 0448 271 222 124 High Street, Woodend 5427 1222

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MALVERN EAST 365 Waverley Road Fantastic solid brick Californian bungalow tastefully updated with magnificent street appeal, abundant period features and northern rear aspect situated in the heart of Malvern East. Beautifully maintained, this fine home features ornate formal living and dining rooms or potential 3rd bedroom, 2 further bedrooms with built in robes, separate study, kitchen leading to family room opening to north facing covered deck ideal for alfresco entertaining. Generously sized private back yard and close proximity to parks, private schools, shops and transport.

Auction Saturday 5th May at 11.00am (Unless Sold Prior) View Wednesday & Saturday 2.00 - 2.30pm Call Sarah Monaghan 0421 158 947 Mark Wridgway 0419 510 777 Office 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 rtedgar.com.au

SOUTH YARRA 5/7 Argo Street This brand new state of the art 2 level apartment features American Oak flooring and the highest level of quality fixtures and fittings. Supremely located position close to Fawkner Park, Prahran Market and public transport. Comprising a light filled top floor open plan Miele kitchen/living/dining space opening to a large North facing balcony via double sliding doors with superb City views, a separate guests’ powder room and 2 double bedrooms downstairs. Master with BIR, built in study and full ensuite and 2nd bedroom with BIR and full ensuite, along with a separate study zone. Security parking.

Auction Saturday 5th May at 1.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) View Wed & Thur 12.00 - 12.30pm & Sat 11.00 - 11.30am Call David Colbran 0418 348 481 James Vakrinos 0402 434 344 Office 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 rtedgar.com.au APRIL 18, 2012 \ The weekly review 61


AUCTION THIS WEDNESDAY

SOUTH MELBOURNE 6 Queen Street Bromley Cottage’s renovation is a revelation! Modern living and dining areas are complemented by fabulous, light filled contemporary counterparts that make everyday living/dining a thrill and include a Smeg fitted kitchen before a designer tilt and lift glass door breaks the indoor-outdoor boundary between interior spaces and the paved north westerly courtyard. 2 downstairs bedrooms, one with an ensuite precede a seductive upstairs main bedroom with walk-in robes, bespoke ensuite and 2 roof top terraces. A sanctuary of style, surrounded by every South Melbourne attraction.

Auction View Call Office

Wednesday 18th April at 6.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday from 5.30pm Robert Marden 0412 381 841 Gerald Betts 0418 371 855 133 Victoria Avenue, Albert Park 9699 7222 rtedgar.com.au

DOCKLANDS 3303/90 Lorimer Street Revel in the luxury of this exquisite Tower 5 sky-high apartment encompassing more than 270° of breathtaking uninterrupted views and approx 184 sqm internally plus a balcony. Designer gourmet kitchen with large island stone bench top and Miele appliances. 3 oversized bedrooms with bay views, main with ensuite, separate study/home office, main bathroom and additional powder room provide ample accommodation. 2 secure car spaces, storage cage, separate laundry and use of the RekDek gym, swimming pool, spa, sauna and rooftop deck complete the picture. 62 The weekly review \ APRIL 18, 2012

Private Sale View Wednesday 1.00 - 1.30pm & Saturday 3.00 - 3.30pm Call Gerald Betts 0418 371 855 Office 133 Victoria Avenue, Albert Park 9699 7222 rtedgar.com.au


CLOSING THIS WEDNESDAY

PORTSEA 3794 Point Nepean Road 1st time on the market for 33 years. Designed by Graeme Gunn to provide family living with intimate views across to Portsea pier and Port Phillip Bay, sited on 1250m2 approx. with an arcade of trees providing privacy and tranquility. So close to Portsea Village with easy access to “Fishermans”. Entrance to main living room via renovated galley style kitchen, central courtyard and pool. Living room opening to terrace and lawn to cliff edge. Master bedroom with ensuite facing the Bay. In a separate wing, 3 double bedrooms and games room/2nd children’s living.

EOI View Call Office

Closing Wednesday 18th April at 5.00pm By Appointment Warwick Anderson 0418 320 873 Ilze Moran 0439 840 550 3743 Point Nepean Road, Portsea 5984 4500 rtedgar.com.au

AUCTION THIS SATURDAY

SOUTH YARRA 7/1 Marne Street

CERES (via GEELONG) 45 Georges Road

In one of South Yarra’s most prized locations, this stylishly renovated first floor apartment is only minute’s walk to both Fawkner Park and the Botanic Gardens, Domain Road and the city close by. Security entry, living room to balcony, new kitchen, good sized bedroom with built in robes, timber floors and lock up garage.

Discover this 28 ha - 69 ac hilltop sanctuary in the sought after Ceres - Barrabool Hills. 4 bedroom plus study home boasts breathtaking 270 degree views. Large indoor entertainment space including pool. 8 paddocks of improved pasture, 5 acres Lucerne, 585000 L water storage, cattle yards and shedding. Just minutes from Geelong and Ring Road and under 1 hour Melbourne.

Auction View Call Office

Saturday 21st April at 11.00am (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday 2.00 - 2.30pm & Saturday from 10.30am Anthony Grimwade 0418 382 226 Tim Wilson 0419 726 769 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 rtedgar.com.au

Auction Saturday 5th May at 2.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) Call Peter Lindeman 0418 525 609 Ian Friend 0414 581 811 Office 1/50 Hitchcock Avenue, Barwon Heads 5254 1688 rtedgar.com.au APRIL 18, 2012 \ The weekly review 63


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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South Yarra 3A Cliff Street

AUCTION Saturday 28 April 2:30pm

Family Home or Rockstar Lifestyle! Near new spacious contemporary town residence situated in this blue chip location. A spacious family home versatile in design to provide a rockstars’ lifestyle. This meticulously renovated three bedroom home offers spacious living areas, gourmet Miele kitchen, huge butlers pantry, two bathrooms, plus powder room all complete with state of the art fittings. A brilliant north facing, fully landscaped rear court yard/entertaining area, combining an indoor outdoor option with stunning bi-fold constantina doors, air conditioning, heating & a designer gas fire place that will mesmerise your senses on those cold winter nights. Lock up remote garage with secure entry. No expenses have been spared to create this luxurious entertainers heaven.

South Yarra 12/47 Marne Street

3 B

2 b

1 c

BER

$1,400,000 - $1,550,000

INSPECT

As advertised

CONTACT Ted Window 0405 693 067

AUCTION Saturday 28 April 12:30pm

Position Perfect; Apartment Treasure Arguably the best street in South Yarra. This generous light filled apartment offers two large bedrooms, both with built in robes, balcony, open plan living and generous kitchen meals area in pristine condition, separate w/c and laundry facilities in the bathroom. This is the perfect time to add value to this light filled apartment and modernise it further. With allocated off street parking for one car; get ready for a cosmopolitan lifestyle. Only a stones throw from Fawkner Park 150 metres approx. and in close proximity to the Botanical Gardens 150 metres approx. Currently tenanted with the potential for owner occupiers the options are endless. Blue chip locations don’t come much better than this.

2 B

1 b

1 c

BER

$570,000 - $620,000

INSPECT

As advertised

CONTACT Ted Window 0405 693 067

Priced for immediate sale!

AUCTION Saturday 28 April 11:30am

Apartment Splendour, One Bedroom Elevated Blue Chip Investment!

1 B BER

$330,000 - $370,000

A perfect investment/first home buyers proposition. Bright and sunny featuring functional layout with built in robes, electric heating and security entrance and presented perfectly with permit parking available. With further scope for modernization this blue chip location will ensure capitol growth long into the future. Singles or executive couples will love the proximity to public transport, cafes and retail shopping. Walk to Fawkner Park and Botanical Gardens possibly the best investment proposition in South Yarra. With existing tenancy or vacant possession available all within a beautifully maintained secured block. A must to inspect!

INSPECT

As advertised

South Yarra 9804 7336

South Yarra 6/47 Marne Street

1 b

CONTACT Ted Window 0405 693 067

South Yarra 5/45 Park Street

AUCTION Saturday 28 April 1:30pm

Penthouse Masterpiece Top-floor apartment town-residence with amazing sweeping views from every room in the building. Central heating and cooling make this large two bedroom residence perfect for executive couples wanting to access everything that South Yarra has to offer. The two bedrooms feature generous elevated balconies and excessive storage and downstairs has two brilliant separated living areas with access to a second balcony off a modernised kitchen. You’ll appreciate the access off the rear lane-way into your generous SLUG. Bright and sunny and featuring spectacular parquetry floorboards as well as secure entrance with intercom and you’ll love the heritage value of this amazing façade. Walk to Fawkner Park and Botanical gardens. Inspect today!

2 B

1 b

1 c

BER

$950,000 - $1,100,000

INSPECT

As advertised

CONTACT Ted Window 0405 693 067

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BALWYN 26 Reid Street

"Clovelly", an original Reid Estate Art Deco beauty now a contemporary triumph The grand Streamline Moderne architect design of "Clovelly" attracted accolades from Home Beautiful way back in 1940. Today, the masterful merging of exquisitely preserved Deco beauty and stunning contemporary success highlights an exceptional family environment in the coveted Reid Estate where city/Box Hill trams, Balwyn Theatre, choice independent schools and boutique shopping are all at your immediate disposal. Sumptuous dimensions enrich both levels of this outstanding home beginning with lovely big Reception Foyer and culminating with quiet perfection to the sail70 The weekly review \ APRIL 18, 2012

sheltered north entertainment deck, glass-encased salt/solar pool and lush garden surrounds. A consummate entertainer featuring immaculate formal and stylish open-plan casual areas (both OFPs) all defined by glossy polished timber floors, stunning streamlined gourmet Euro/marble Kitchen, 4 huge Bedrooms (ground main/WIRs/ensuite), fitted Home Office, deluxe family bathroom, guest´s powder room, heating/cooling and porte cochere parking.


4 Auction Inspect Land

Saturday 5th May at 12noon Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 2-2.30pm 18.2m x 42.8m approx.

Contact Richard Winneke 0418 136 858 Chloe Quinn 0412 238 565 David Volpato 0414 701 983

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3

1

1

Office Balwyn 9831 2800 jelliscraig.com.au

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HAWTHORN 180 Barkers Road

Grand-scale Entertainer with wonderful family appeal An exceptional sanctuary secluded peacefully behind high-hedged garden, this beautiful 1920´s home caters to every family member´s desire for personal space and contemporary luxury. A consummate entertainer both inside and out, this timeless home will provide an impressive family milieu for decades to come. An elegant home introduced by grand Foyer and featuring high, ornately adorned ceilings and lovely leadlighting throughout classically proportioned refined Living and Dining rooms (both OFPs) flowing to superb sun-filled relaxed areas (immaculate Caesar Stone Kitchen) overlooking a 72 The weekly review \ APRIL 18, 2012

substantial pool and luxuriant surrounds designed for grand-scale garden entertaining. Versatile spaces include 5 ample Bedrooms (main/dressingroom/ Study nook/ensuite), fitted Study, graceful Music room, upstairs Sittingroom/ 6th Bedroom (with adjoining Sunroom), massive Games room and multiple OSP. Poised in prime position close to a choice of Melbourne´s leading schools, Glenferrie Rd shops, restaurants, boutiques and transport.


5 Auction Inspect Land Web

Sunday 6th May at 12noon Thursday & Saturday 12-12.30pm 1,560 sq. metres approx. www.180barkersrd.com

Contact Chloe Quinn 0412 238 565 Richard Winneke 0418 136 858 Alastair Craig 0418 335 363

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Office Hawthorn 9810 5000 jelliscraig.com.au

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MONT ALBERT NORTH 3/39 Moselle Street

3

2

2

2

Enjoy Modern Exclusivity In A Stylish Single Level Format Auction Inspect Land Web

Set at the rear so that its privacy is preserved and its courtyard appreciates sunny aspects, this stylish townhouse unit, 1 of 3, delivers single level spaces with designer flair. Inviting Living, light-filled separate Dining and open-plan kitchen lead to the outdoor retreat. Double garage. Proximity to parks and Belmore Road shopping ensures enjoyment.

2

2

Saturday 28th April at 11am Thursday & Saturday 11-11.30am 260 sq. metres approx. www.3-39mosellest.com

Contact

Simon Lord 0407 337 557 Lisa Lord 0407 667 447 Richard James 0408 751 189

Office

Balwyn 9831 2800 jelliscraig.com.au

1

RICHMOND

2

2

SOUTH WHARF

13-6 Christine Crescent

FOR SALE

Hilton Hotel

FOR SALE

Idyllic Oasis On The River

Price

Best Residential Investment in Melbourne?

Price

$610,000

$575,000

Secure intercom monitor entry

Inspect Saturday 14th April 12.30 - 1pm

Triple NET income of $42,000 per annum (Approx.)

Inspect By appointment

Close to Victoria Gardens shopping centre

Melway Ref 2H, H3

Fixed rental increase of 2.5% NET return per annum (Approx.)

Walking distance to the Yarra River, bike paths and public transport

Contact Bryson Cameron 0434 608 316 Daniel Mulder 0430 281 651

Ten year lease term

Contact Bryson Cameron 0434 608 316 Daniel Mulder 0430 281 651

No body corporate fees

Office

Features 2 large bedrooms (BIR) and 2 bathrooms, open plan living and dual balcony

Office

No vacancy over the term of the lease

Mezzanine Level, 367 Collins St, Melbourne 03 9940 7222 www.colliers.com.au/110117961

Online

Ideal to compliment any super fund

Online

Car space with large storage unit

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KOOYONG | Apartment 6, 717 Toorak Road

One of only eight in a beautifully designed contemporary context close to Kooyong Village and Glenferrie Road shops, this outstanding two bedroom, two bathroom apartment makes modern life easy. Full remote control home automation, heating/cooling, integrated Bang & Olufsen sound and the finest fittings and finishes reflect impressive luxury levels throughout. Large living and dining areas accompanied by an undercover terrace and an open plan kitchen featuring marble, Miele and walk-in pantry. Two car garaging and storage.

Auction Saturday 5th May at 10.30am View Thursday 12-12.30pm, Saturday 11-11.30am Tim Bennison 0418 332 865 Will Bennison 0438 572 371 Office 1215 High Street, Armadale 9864 5000

Armadale | South Yarra | Sorrento-Portsea | Mt Macedon

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KEW EAST 3/4 Clyde Street Ground floor apartment featuring spacious north facing lounge with balcony, kitchen with meals area, two bedrooms, BIRs & bathroom with separate toilet & laundry facilities. Ideally located close to city tram, Kew East shopping, cafes & Kew´s leading private schools. Offers great scope for future renovations & improvements.

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KEW 66 Cecil Street AUCTION

Saturday 28 April at 11 am

INSPECT

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

CONTACT

Nick Whyte 0417 131 153 & Bruce Bonnett 0418 333 042

This older style brick home provides exceptional re-building opportunities (STCA). Build the home of your dreams or the existing house with four bedrooms, two bathrooms & two living areas provides the opportunity to update, extend & improve. Walk to Cotham Rd tram, Victoria Park & close to Kew´s leading private schools & colleges.

9854 8888

AUCTION INSPECT

Saturday 5 May at 11 am Thursday 11:30-12 noon & Saturday 1-1:30 pm

LAND

738 sq m approx.

CONTACT

Bruce Bonnett 0418 333 042 & Nick Whyte 0417 131 153

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ARMADALe 6/22a Mercer Road This exceptional new Nicholas Day town residence’s breathtaking dimensions provide the finest in sophisticated design and luxury. Impressive proportions and oak and stone floors are showcased through sitting room and generous living/dining with state of the art kitchen each opening to landscaped courtyards. Main bedroom with lavish en-suite/ WIR is accompanied by two additional bedrooms (BIRs), balcony, stylish bathroom and living/retreat. Features heating/cooling, alarm, video intercom, ducted vacuum, double garage & auto gates.

Auction

Saturday 5th May at 11.30am

Inspect

Wednesday 11-11.30am & Saturday 10.30-11am

Contact

Lisa Jarrett 0408 053 623 Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271

Web

www.6-22amercerroadarmadale.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999 APRIL 18, 2012 \ The weekly review 99


ARMAdALE 56 Rose Street This captivating Edwardian’s enviable location is more than matched by its period charm and impressive dimensions. Inviting entrance introduces sitting room, formal dining (OFP), living room/study and generous living/dining with modern Smeg kitchen opening to landscaped decked garden with heated pool and spa. Flexible accommodation includes main bedroom with ensuite/WIRs, 2nd bedroom (ensuite), 3 further bedrooms, 3rd bathroom and powder room. Features ducted heating, evap-cooling, alarm, water tank, auto gates & OSP. Land: 626sqm approx.

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Auction

Saturday 5th May at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 1-1.30pm

Contact

Peter Bennison 0418 332 864 Justin Long 0418 537 973

Web

www.56rosestreetarmadale.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999


ARMAdALE 20 Royal Crescent Exquisite Victorian blends ornate elegance with Wayne Gillespie designed luxury. Magnificent ceilings and proportions are showcased through arched hallway, sitting room, formal dining, main bedroom with opulent ensuite/ WIR, second bedroom (BIR), study/3rd bedroom (BIR) and bathroom. Generous living/dining with sublime Ilve kitchen and billiard room all open to landscaped courtyard. Features 3xmarble OFPs, Smarthouse lighting, security and blinds, surround sound, CCTV security, irrigation, heating, cooling, garage & auto gates. Land 757sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 5th May at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 2-2.30pm

Contact

Justin Long 0418 537 973 Richard Mackinnon 0414 822 579

Web

www.20royalcrescentarmadale.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999 APRIL 18, 2012 \ The weekly review 101


bAlWyn 1/72 Rochester Road Spacious refurbished single level contemporary townhouse conveniently located to Whitehorse Road featuring parquetry floors 3 bedrooms, (main with WIR & ensuite), living & dining room (OFP) with full-height glass overlooking 2 paved courtyards, fully appointed kitchen (Euro appliances), family bathroom & laundry. Includes: ducted heating, cooling & vacuum and an auto double garage with int entry & roof storage.

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Auction

Saturday 5th May at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2.45-3.15pm & Saturday 10.45-11.15am

Contact

DĂŠsirĂŠe Wakim 0412 336 266 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

Web

www.1-72rochesterroadbalwyn.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999


CAMBeRWell 4 Brinsley Road This classic Victorian family residence in a quiet cul-desac comprises Baltic Pine arched hallway, zoned formal & informal living with smartly appointed Miele/Caesarstone kitchen opening to covered deck – providing loads of space for indoor/outdoor entertaining. Complemented by four bedrooms (main - bay window, WIR/ensuite), family bathroom and laundry. Features include: return verandah, ceiling roses, alarm, R/C air-conditioner, ducted heating, ample storage, generous garden with cubby house & double garage.

Auction

Saturday 5th May at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 12.15-12.45pm

Contact

Désirée Wakim 0412 336 266 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

Web

www.4brinsleyroadcamberwell.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999 APRIL 18, 2012 \ The weekly review 103


CAMBeRweLL 36 Lynden Street A beautifully presented Californian Bungalow c1920 set in a prominent elevated position with wide frontage, a stones throw from both Lynden and Highfield Parks. Features four bedrooms, all with BIR, main with ensuite access to a bathroom/laundry, two bathrooms, upstairs retreat+study area, stylish kitchen plus informal living/dining & paved alfresco entertaining. Close to Hartwell station, excellent schools and walking distance to both Hartwell and St Dominics Primary Schools. Other features include stylish plantation shutters, R/C air conditioning and ducted heating throughout, shed, cubby and tandem OSP.

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Auction

Saturday 5th May at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 11.45-12.15pm

Contact

Zali Booker 0422 576 049 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

Web

www.36lyndenstreetcamberwell.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999


HAWTHORn 43 Power Street This gracious and impressive slate-roofed Victorian family residence (c1890) with traditional interior offers an exceptional opportunity to modernize/redefine the interior. Currently comprising arched hallway, formal sitting, 4 bedrooms (main/ensuite), bathroom, playroom, modern kitchen, functional laundry, kitchenette, informal living/ dining with original gabled ceiling, bar & OFP overlooking a paved entertaining area, garden+deck. Features include alarm, hydronic heating, marbleFPs, dble glazing, gates/dble garage/ROW. Land size: 1,115sqm/11,997sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 5th May at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 2.30-3pm

Contact

Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766 Damian O’Sullivan 0418 566 916

Web

www.43powerstreethawthorn.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999 APRIL 18, 2012 \ The weekly review 105


HAWTHoRn eAST 21 Lawson Street Surrounded by a gorgeous leafy and tranquil garden, this fine inviting 1920’s Californian Bungalow has immense family appeal with zoned living areas comprising formal living, adjacent dining, four bedrooms, three bathrooms, laundry and upstairs retreat & study area, a central kitchen with family living and dining opens to a games room plus a sun drenched north-facing alfresco precinct surrounding a solar/gas heated in-ground pool and spa. Features: alarm, ducted heating, split system R/C air-conditioners & double carport.

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Auction

Saturday 5th May at 3.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm

Contact

Désirée Wakim 0412 336 266 Peter Bennison 0418 332 864

Web

www.21lawsonstreethawthorneast.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999


HAWTHORn EAST 29 Mayston Street This instantly appealing Edwardian family residence features a recently refurbished generously proportioned interior comprising Baltic Pine hallway, 5 bedrooms or 4+study, stylish bathroom, laundry & formal living room. An expansive living and entertaining domain is bathed in northern sunshine and includes a full-width living, dining and kitchen all spilling onto a wide deck and garden. Conveniently located close to Burke Road, schools, transport. Includes ducted heating, split-system air-conditioners, storage shed, OSP/ROW.

Auction

Saturday 28th April at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 11.15-11.45am

Contact

Zali Booker 0422 576 049 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

Web

www.29maystonstreethawthorneast.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999 APRIL 18, 2012 \ The weekly review 107


HAWTHORN eAST 3 Tiro Court Impressive brand new French Provincial luxury family residence by Glenwood Homes P/L superbly epitomizes contemporary elegance. Imposing dimensions are showcased through formal sitting and dining room, study, spacious living/dining room with sublime Miele kitchen opening to north-facing garden with heated pool. Opulent main bedroom with en-suite/WIR is complemented by two further bedrooms with en-suites/WIRs, fourth bedroom (BIR) and spacious retreat. Features ducted heating/cooling, alarm, 4th bathroom, double garage & auto gates.

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Auction

Saturday 28th April at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 1.30-2pm

Contact

Nick Ptak 0413 370 442 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

Web

www.3tirocourthawthorneast.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999


kew 9 Laver Street An inspired design by Architect, Jonathan Boucher has created a stunning lifestyle haven totally in harmony with the surrounding environment in a quiet cul-de-sac in the secluded Studley Park environs. Three gallery-like levels with terraces, balconies & tranquil vistas features parquetry floors, high ceilings and comprises open-plan living, dining (study alcove) and sleek hostess kitchen, plus 3 bedrooms (large main/ensuite), bathroom, powder room & laundry. Includes intercom, alarm, hydronic heating, remote/garage (I/A).

Auction

Saturday 5th May at 4pm

Inspect

Thursday 2.45-3.15pm & Saturday 1.15-1.45pm

Contact

Zali Booker 0422 576 049 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

Web

www.9laverstreetkew.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999 APRIL 18, 2012 \ The weekly review 109


MALveRn eAST 64 Burke Road An exceptional selection of six brand new superbly appointed single level residences. Low-maintenance configurations with a choice of either 3 bedrooms or 2 bedrooms plus study, feature distinguished interiors revealing spacious layouts. A blend of formal and informal living/dining accompanied by stunning Miele/Ceasarstone kitchens and private north facing courtyard gardens. Security entrance, ensuite and WIRs to main, second bathroom, double lock up garage, zoned internal security, oak parquetry flooring, and climate control complete the package.

Private Sale

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Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 1-2pm

Contact

Anthony Reis 0417 352 774 Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271

Web

www.64burkeroadmalverneast.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999


RicHMOnd 45 Erin Street This elegant two-storey Victorian terrace c1890 features classic period attributes, arched hallway, formal sitting and dining room, powder room, informal living /dining and superb Miele designer kitchen leading through concertina doors to a north-facing deck; plus a low-maintenance rear garden and remote front OSP. Upstairs has three air-conditioned bedrooms, one with study alcove, stylish fully tiled bathroom & laundry. Recent interior/exterior refurbishments enhance this desirable home offering a sought-after inner city cosmopolitan lifestyle.

Auction

Saturday 5th May at 2pm

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm

Contact

James Tostevin 0417 003 333 Andrew Gibbons 0407 577 007

Web

www.45erinstreetrichmond.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999 APRIL 18, 2012 \ The weekly review 111


RIcHMOnd 51 Richmond Terrace Stunning two-storey Victorian Terrace renovated to perfection offering unsurpassed inner city sanctuary & lifestyle. Luxuriously appointed interior features designer styling, with northern rear aspect comprising arched hallway, smokey grey timber floors, study, formal sitting & dining rooms, bathroom and laundry. A brilliant living/dining area with bay window and sleek hostess kitchen opens to a paved alfresco entertaining area+courtyard with OSP/ROW. Upstairs front/rear balconies, 4 bedrooms, mainWIR/ensuite, bath/powder rooms.

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Auction

Saturday 12th May at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 12.45-1.15pm

Contact

Stuart Evans 0402 067 710 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

Web

www.51richmondterracerichmond.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999


SouTH YARRA 9a Moffat Street This brand new architect-designed town residence’s sensational style and impressive proportions are matched only by its secluded, yet central, South Yarra location. Wide timber boards flow through generous living/dining with premium Miele kitchen and study area opening to spectacular north-facing courtyard with gas-connected BBQ and stunning pool. Three bedrooms (BIRs) including main with luxurious en-suite/WIR and second bathroom are complemented by home-theatre. Features C-Bus lighting/ security, heating/cooling, powder-room, underground double garage.

Private Sale Inspect

Wednesday 5.30-6.30pm & Saturday 12-1pm

Contact

Mark Williams 0417 189 377 Adam Jack 0418 613 188

Web

www.9amoffatstreetsouthyarra.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999 APRIL 18, 2012 \ The weekly review 113


toorAk 2/3 Chastleton Avenue A testament to the design skills of Christopher Doyle, this stunning whole floor residence impressively showcases exceptional luxury and designer style through sitting room, formal dining, two bedrooms with marble ensuites, sublime marble and Miele kitchen and expansive living/ dining opening to north-facing terrace. Private lift accesses fabulous rooftop retreat and terrace with BBQ kitchen offering spectacular city views. Features ducted heating/ cooling, alarm, video intercom, powder-room, gym & 3xcar garage.

Actual View

114 The weekly review \ APRIL 18, 2012

Auction

Saturday 5th May at 1.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 5-5.30pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm

Contact

Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271 Peter Bennison 0418 332 864

Web

www.2-3chastletonavenuetoorak.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999


TOOrAk 6a Furnell Court An exclusive location near Toorak Village enhances the exceptional lifestyle appeal of this luxurious town residence. Timeless elegance is highlighted by oak parquetry and impressive proportions in the formal sitting/dining room, gourmet Miele kitchen and living/dining opening to north facing courtyard. Opulent main bedroom (ensuite) is complemented by two further bedrooms, bathroom, home theatre, gym and cellar/study. Features lift, ducted heating/cooling, alarm, video intercom, powder-room and 3 basement car-parks.

Auction

Saturday 21st April at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday from 12noon

Contact

Susan McGlashan 0417 554 224 Justin Long 0418 537 973

Web

www.6afurnellcourttoorak.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999 APRIL 18, 2012 \ The weekly review 115


MIddlE PARk 65 Mills Street Captivating Victorian residence blends classic elegance with alluring contemporary style. Baltic pine arched hallway introduces glorious sitting room, main bedroom with marble en-suite/bathroom, two further bedrooms, study/4th bedroom and stylish bathroom. Natural light streams through gourmet European kitchen and inviting living/dining opening to beautiful garden with freestanding studio/office above stable-style garage. Features 4xOFPs, hydronic heating, air-conditioner, ducted vacuum, laundry and irrigation.

Auction

Saturday 5th May at 2.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 11-11.30am & 6-6.30pm & Saturday 2-2.30pm

Contact

Adrian Wood 0404 861 508 Oliver Bruce 0409 856 599

Web

www.65millsstreetmiddlepark.com

Office

119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999

BAlWyN 2/7 Grey Street This superb brand new architect designed town residence in a coveted leafy Balwyn location features chic lightfilled designer interior, dark teak stained Black Butt floors, study/ living, spacious Miele/Caesarstone kitchen+dining/ living, opening to a deck and low-maintenance garden; 3 bedrooms (main/ensuite), pristine bathroom, powder room & laundry. Includes alarm, superior quality appointments, plantation shutters, ducted vacuum, zoned R/C heating/ cooling, solar/gas boosted HWS, remote/garage (secure c/ yard access).

116 The weekly review \ APRIL 18, 2012

Auction

Saturday 28th April at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 10.15-10.45am & Saturday 3.30-4pm

Contact

Zali Booker 0422 576 049 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

Web

www.2-7greystreetbalwyn.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999


BALwyn 13 Maleela Avenue Oriented around a northerly garden courtyard on one of very few compact allotments on the highly regarded Reid Estate, this thoughtfully designed single level contemporary home benefits from an abundance of natural light while its private and secure compact allotment ensures minimal maintenance. Comprises: entrance hall, spacious living room and dining room, kitchen, family room, main bedroom with en-suite, second double bedroom with en-suite, third double bedroom or study, powder room, laundry, substantial double carport and extensive LU storage. Land: 620sqm/6,675 sqft (approx).

Auction

Saturday 28th April at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 12.30-1pm

Contact

Ross Stryker 0401 318 772 Doug McLauchlan 0418 317 718

Web

www.13maleelaavenuebalwyn.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

BAwLyn nORTH 3 Tormey Street A prized Balwyn High zone lifestyle location complements this immaculate Georgian-styled two-storey family residence comprising porcelain tiled hallway, formal living and dining rooms, powder room, laundry and generous north-facing living/dining and sleek Euro S/S kitchen opening to a covered deck. Upstairs 4 bedrooms (main/ ensuite) & family bathroom. Features include Plantation shutters, ducted heating, split-system R/C air-conditioners, remote/garage+workshop/storage plus air-conditioned study/office or retreat.

Auction

Saturday 5th May at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 3.30-4pm & Saturday 12.30-1pm

Contact

Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

Web

www.3tormeystreetbalwynnorth.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999 APRIL 18, 2012 \ The weekly review 117


BRIGHToN 8 Young Street Very few homes offer single-level spaciousness on such a grand scale! Set in a cul de sac opposite the Golden Mile, inspection is essential to admire the large-scale living, 4 generous bedrooms and study, and outdoor living with a pool, deck and playing space. Set on 650sqm/7,000sqft (approx) near Sandown St beach, fine craftsmanship has created a large family room, generous 2nd living space, Miele kitchen with butler’s pantry, and prized features. Privileged address near Brighton Grammar, Church St and beach cafes.

Auction

Saturday 5th May at 2.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 2.15-2.45 & Saturday 12.30-1pm

Contact

Kristen Hatt 0408 625 965 Kate Strickland 0400 125 946

Web

www.8youngstreetbrighton.com

Office

312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

BRIGHToN EAST 19 Studley Road This luxurious 3-4 bedroom home set on 8772sqft approx. captures the essence of modern living over two stunning levels, featuring multiple living zones framed by lush private gardens & alfresco entertaining, a stone’s throw from Dendy Park. Comprehensively appointed, featuring gourmet European kitchen, master bedroom with ensuite & WIR, flexible 4th bedroom/guest retreat, sumptuous bathrooms, ducted heat/cool & vac, security & auto DLUG. All in this coveted parkside locale on notable allotment, moments from Brighton’s finest schools.

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Auction

Saturday 5th May at 3.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 1.30-2pm & Saturday 11.45-12.15pm

Contact

Kate Strickland 0400 125 946 Kristen Hatt 0408 625 965

Office

312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

Conj

hockingstuart - Rob Strickland 0437 076 069


CAMBERWEll 14a Dower Street This single level beauty provides a fresh, low maintenance living option. Set privately at the rear, this 3 bedroom home had been finished with quality. Designed for the northern light, living/dining area features polished parquetry floors & includes an open-plan kitchen, Bi-fold doors open to a private sun drenched outdoor deck. Main bedroom with WIR & ensuite is matched in size & quality by two further bedrooms with central bathroom. Features ducted heating/ cooling. Close to shops, parks, public transport, Camberwell Junction and prestigious schools.

Auction

Saturday 28th April at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 10.15-10.45am

Contact

Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585 Zali Booker 0422 576 049

Web

www.14adowerstreetcamberwell.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

CAMBERWEll 1 Water Street A picture perfect Californian Bungalow in a leafy/ convenient Camberwell pocket featuring renovated interior comprising north-facing rear aspect with generous informal living/dining plus well-equipped timber/Euro S/S kitchen opening to a wide verandah and paved entertaining area with built-in barbeque and private garden including a bungalow/retreat or office. Complemented by a large formal living room, 3 bedrooms, 2 pristine period-styled bathrooms and laundry. Features include alarm, ducted heating+cooling, OSP/2.

Auction

Saturday 5th May at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

Contact

Kathy Malcolm 0416 279 966 Joe Muinos 0423 222 043

Web

www.1waterstreetcamberwell.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999 APRIL 18, 2012 \ The weekly review 119


glEn IRIS 12 Ferndale Road The brilliant renovation and extension of this captivating c1928 timber residence delivers a sensational light-filled family lifestyle. Period elegance blends with contemporary style through sitting room (OFP), main bedroom with ensuite/WIR, three further bedrooms, additional living room and bathroom. Exceptionally spacious living/dining room with state of the art European kitchen boasting stone benches opens to landscaped garden. Features ducted heating/cooling, audio-wiring, laundry, irrigation & double carport.

Auction

Saturday 28th April at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 2-2.30pm

Contact

James Redfern 0412 360 667 Jason Brinkworth 0416 006 282

Web

www.12ferndaleroadgleniris.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

HAWTHORn 22 Urquhart Street This distinguished English Tudor-style two-storey family residence in the coveted Urquhart Estate close to prestige schools, shopping and transport options offers exceptional scope to enhance the charming character-filled interior comprising formal living & dining, study, 4 bedrooms BIRs one has sunroom/study, retreat, 2 bathrooms, modern kitchen & laundry plus deep rear garden with space to extend or add a pool if desired (STCA). Includes ducted heating, Jetmaster FPs, R/C air-conditioner, ample storage, OSP.

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Auction

Saturday 28th April at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 11.45-12.15pm

Contact

Stuart Evans 0402 067 710 Antony Woodley 0421 286 741

Web

www.22urquhartstreethawthorn.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999


HAWTHORn 15 York Street This classic Edwardian brick residence in the heart of Hawthorn offers a keenly sought-after opportunity to renovate/extend (STCA) to create a chic/stylish inner city sanctuary. Held by the same family for 62 years, the interior retains original styling and is in comfortable condition throughout. Comprises: tessellated tile verandah, entrance hall opening to three bedrooms (2 with BIRs), sitting room, kitchen/meals (WIP), bathroom, separate WC and laundry. A neatly maintained garden includes dbl garage via rear lane access. Land: 350sqm (pprox).

Auction

Saturday 28th April at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 1.45-2.15pm

Contact

DĂŠsirĂŠe Wakim 0412 336 266 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

Web

www.15yorkstreethawthorn.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

kEW 82 Brougham Street This superbly presented Victorian residence introduces spacious contemporary light-filled living to a classic layout enhanced by luxurious state-of-the-art renovations and stunning designer styling comprising glossy Jarrah floors, arched hallway, 4 bedrooms, sleek bathroom, powder room & ensuite, stylish light-filled Euro kitchen plus superb indoor/outdoor entertaining domain with s/heated in-ground pool and self-contained pavilion. Features include hydronic heating, zoned airconditioning, remote/wrought iron gates, tandem OSP.

Auction

Saturday 28th April at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 10.45-11.15am

Contact

Stuart Evans 0402 067 710 Antony Woodley 0421 286 741

Web

www.82broughamstreetkew.com

Office

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KEw 3A Denmark Street Designed to maximise space, provide optimum security and oriented to take full advantage of the preferred northerly aspect, this spectacular contemporary home is ideally positioned close to shopping, transport and schools. Features a free flowing floor plan with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, study, immaculate modern kitchen and multiple living and dining zones with floor to ceiling glass walls overlooking the easy-care alfresco terraces. Parking for 3 cars and only 5Km from the CBD, this town residence is perfect for an inner city lifestyle within suburban surroundings.

Auction

Sunday 22nd April at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Sunday from 11am

Contact

Ross Stryker 0401 318 772 Doug McLauchlan 0418 377 718

Web

www.3adenmarkstreetkew.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

KEw 18 Hillcrest Avenue Enviably located in one of Kew’s finest tree-lined streets close to Kew Junction this prime vacant allotment of 737sqm/7,933sqft approx. presents an exceptional opportunity for the new home builder or developer seeking a site capable of multiple townhouse or residence development in a beautiful leafy location (STCA). Surrounded by prestigious properties it arguably provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build luxurious new homes on a site ready for immediate commencement in a quiet, coveted lifestyle position.

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Auction

Saturday 21st April at 9.30am

Inspect

Thursday By Appointment & Saturday from 9am

Contact

Joe Muinos 0423 222 043 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

Web

www.18hillcrestavenuekew.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999


KEW EAST 5 Sutherland Avenue This delightful four bedroom residence’s contemporary elements are complemented by the perennial appeal of period aesthetics. Refined formal living and adjoining dining domains are beautifully balanced by modern dimensions and alfresco entertaining overlooking a family friendly garden. Upstairs parents’ retreat comprises a main bedroom with ensuite and a light-filled lounge/ home theatre. Garage and annexed wine cellar. Close to transport, the Outer Circle Railway trail and the Eastern Freeway. Land: 650sqm (approx).

Auction

Saturday 5th May at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 12.30-1pm

Contact

Cameron Edgoose 0438 064 212 Ericka Wong 0411 472 849

Web

www.5sutherlandavekeweast.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

MALvERn 1 Chandlers Road Completely irresistible blend of period charm with sunlit modern style in an enviable location near every Malvern amenity. Long polished timber hallway, stunning contemporary European kitchen finished with Caesar Stone benches overlooks an expansive living/dining domain opening to a contemporary northwest garden. The main bedroom features WIR and ensuite/bathroom while second bedroom boasts spacious double BIR. Features: ducted heating, reverse cycle/air-conditioner, powder-room, laundry and OSP.

Auction

Saturday 28th April at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 12-12.30pm

Contact

Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058 Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913

Web

www.1chandlersroadmalvern.com

Office

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MALVERn EAST 5 Baker Street A compelling blend of period charm and modern family comfort define this delightful timber period residence’s instant appeal. Polished timber floors and ornate ceilings convey an inviting allure through entrance hall and sitting room with OFP. Three generous bedrooms (2 BIRs) are accompanied by bathroom and powder-room. Bright modern European kitchen and light-filled living/dining room open to deep west-facing garden with freestanding recreation room. Features ducted heating, 3xRC airconditioners, laundry & OSPx3. Land: 664sqm/7,147sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 5th May at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 11.45-12.15pm

Contact

John Manton 0411 444 930 Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913

Web

www.5bakerstreetmalverneast.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

MALVERn EAST 4/5a Hedgeley Avenue An idyllic location near Hedgeley Dene Gardens highlights the enormous appeal of this stunning single-level town residence’s stylish and generously proportioned spaces. Designed around a west-facing courtyard, the living spaces offer the versatility of a quiet reading/TV area, casual dining and expansive living/dining served by a contemporary kitchen. The main bedroom with ensuite/ WIR is accompanied by a second bedroom (BIRs), fitted study/3rd bedroom and second bathroom. Features: ducted heating/cooling, alarm, laundry & double garage.

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Auction

Saturday 5th May at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 1.30-2pm

Contact

Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058 Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271

Web

www.4-5ahedgeleyavenuemalverneast.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999


MONT AlBERT 40 View Street Sensitively renovated by its architect owner, this classic Merchant Builders Garden House in a private 709sqm (approx) garden setting is situated in a delightfully leafy street. Offering 4 beds, 3 new baths, formal living (OFP), sep. dining, large family room, all bathed in Northern sunlight. Kitchen features stone benches, walk-in pantry and stainless steel appliances. Features solar heated salt water pool, glass roofed alfresco entertaining zone, gas heating, split system air-conditioning, alarm, double gge.

Auction

Saturday 21st April at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday from 2pm

Contact

Stephen Gough 0439 844 855 Robert Ding 0418 858 393

Web

www.40viewstreetmontalbert.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

MONT AlBERT 11 Whyte Grove Charming and inviting timber period family home in quiet/ leafy cul-de-sac comprising art-deco ceilings, hallway, formal dining, adjacent sitting (OFP), four bedrooms, main/ ensuite, study, bathroom/laundry, upstairs retreat. An expansive north-west facing family living area and timber/ Euro kitchen spills out to a gorgeous private garden setting with paved alfresco area – perfect for indoor/outdoor entertaining and relaxation. Features include ducted heating, split-system air-conditioners, shed/workshop, tandem carport.

Auction

Saturday 5th May at 9.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45 & Saturday 12.30-1pm

Contact

Zali Booker 0422 576 049 Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585

Web

www.11whytegrovemontalbert.com

Office

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PORT MELBOuRnE 82 Evans Street This beautifully renovated extra wide Victorian’s genuine four bedroom, two bathroom accommodation distinguishes a superb floor-plan in which a flexible central sitting room precedes light-filled living/dining areas and an openplan kitchen featuring marble benches, Miele appliances, integrated fridge and intelligent storage. Beyond, a paved courtyard enjoying northerly aspects is made memorable by effective underground heating. Rear right-of-way. Opposite Turner Reserve, close to light rail, bike paths and Bay Street shopping. Land 200sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 5th May at 11.30am

Inspect

Wednesday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm

Contact

Kaine Lanyon 0411 875 478 Sam Hobbs 0404 164 444

Web

www.82evansstreetportmelbourne.com

Office

119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999

PORT MELBOuRnE 405 nott Street Enjoying a quiet tree-lined setting, this stunning terrace’s stylish family dimensions definitively deliver the “wow” factor. Sleek clean lines and dark American oak floors highlight the designer allure through generous living room, open plan dining with gourmet European kitchen opening to north-facing courtyard, main bedroom with balcony and stylish en-suite/WIR, two further bedrooms (BIRs), designer bathroom and study/retreat area. Features ducted heating, RC/air-conditioner, powder-room, Euro-laundry and OSP.

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Auction

Saturday 5th May at 1.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 12.45-1.15pm

Contact

Kaine Lanyon 0411 875 478 Sam Hobbs 0404 164 444

Web

www.405nottstreetportmelbourne.com

Office

119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999


PRAHRAn 71 Bayview Street Instantly appealing, this recently extended block-fronted freestanding Victorian residence’s stylish spaces provide the perfect entry point to a coveted Prahran lifestyle near High St and Hawksburn Village. High ceilings convey period allure while timber floors add a contemporary edge to the hallway, two double bedrooms (1OFP/BIRs) and stylish bathroom with Euro-laundry. Light-filled living and dining room with fabulous modern European kitchen opens to north-facing courtyard. Features ducted heating and RC air-conditioner.

Auction

Saturday 28th April at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 11-11.30am

Contact

Dean Gilbert 0418 994 939 James McCormack 0410 503 389

Web

www.71bayviewstreetprahran.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

PRAHRAn 35 Highbury Grove The compelling appeal of this picture perfect block fronted Victorian residence is made totally irresistible by its enviable cul de sac location near High Street. Classic arched hallway introduces a sunny main bedroom boasting bright ensuite and WIR, two double bedrooms with OFPs and BIRs and sparkling bathroom. The pristine well equipped kitchen and generous living/dining room open to attractive northeast garden with large decked entertaining area. Features 2xRC/air-conditioners, alarm, Euro-laundry & OSP via ROW

Auction

Saturday 5th May at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 12.45-1.15pm

Contact

John Manton 0411 444 930 Justin Krongold 0403 163 355

Web

www.35highburygroveprahran.com

Office

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ST KILDA EAST 42a Carrington Grove This modern free standing home’s Edwardian influenced aesthetics create welcoming first impressions for stylish single level three-four bedroom (two BIR) spaces close to Greenmeadows Gardens, Balaclava Road trams and Carlisle Street’s cafés. Exceptionally generous living/dining areas receive endless natural light from northerly rear aspects and flow out to an inviting paved courtyard while an open plan kitchen meets every need with ease. Ducted heating throughout. Separate powder room. Front and rear off street parking.

Auction

Sunday 6th May at 12.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 11-11.30am & Saturday 3.15-3.45pm & Sunday 1-1.30pm

Contact

Sam Hobbs 0404 164 444 Kaine Lanyon 0411 875 478

Web

www.42acarringtongrovestkildaeast.com

Office

119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999

SuRREy HILLS 5 Belmont Street Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac on a large allotment of (1,139sqm/12,260.09sqft approx.) this 1970s styled brick family home presents in excellent order throughout following refurbishments and landscaping. The interior comprises 4 bedrooms, main/WIR/ensuite, bathroom, laundry; plus two expansive living areas including study, home theatre and open-plan living/dining+Euro kitchen with Cathedral ceilings opening to a deep rear garden with soaring trees. Includes alarm, ducted heating/cooling, dble garage+cellar storage (I/A).

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Auction

Saturday 5th May at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 10.45-11.15am

Contact

Andrew Gibbons 0407 577 007 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

Web

www.5belmontstreetsurreyhills.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999


SURREy HIllS 3/45 Kent Road Enviably situated in a leafy English mews-style setting this superb two-storey town residence boasts an immaculately presented interior comprising polished timber foyer, lightfilled formal living/dining and north-west facing informal living flowing to a paved courtyard garden complemented by a sleek granite/Euro kitchen, laundry and powder room. Upstairs has a retreat, 4 bedrooms (BIRs, main/WIR/ ensuite) plus sparkling family bathroom. Features include alarm, ducted heating/cooling/vacuum, remote/double garage (I/A).

Auction

Saturday 21st April at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 10.15-10.45am & Saturday from 10am

Contact

Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585 Zali Booker 0422 576 049

Web

www.3-45kentroadsurreyhills.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

TOORAK 2/716 Orrong Road Nestled within a charming Robert Hamilton designed “English Village�, this boutique ground level apartment offers tranquil and leafy exclusivity near Toorak Village. Distinguished by gracious proportions and timeless elegance, the captivating sitting room with gas logfireplace, study alcove and formal dining room are served by well equipped kitchen with rear access. Two bedrooms with BIRs are complemented by a pristine bathroom with Euro-laundry. Features ducted heating, intercom, garage and additional OSP.

Auction

Saturday 28th April at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 3.15-3.45pm

Contact

Justin Krongold 0403 163 355 Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913

Web

www.2-716orrongroadtoorak.com

Office

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TOORAk 1/619 Toorak Road One of only five within this boutique development, this spacious ground floor 2 bedroom plus study apartment makes the utmost of the northerly aspect. Delivering all day natural light to inviting spaces, luxuriously large living/ dining areas adopt an open-plan format. Includes two double bedrooms each with ensuite and robes, powder room, laundry facilities, heating/cooling, alarm, video-security, 2 x secure basement carparks and lift access.

Auction

Saturday 5th May at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 11-11.30am

Contact

Murray Pedan 0411 154 511 Anthony Reis 0417 352 774

Web

www.1-619toorakroadtoorak.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

www.wbrace.com.au

18 Merton Street

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KEW 17/60-62 Harp Road Immediately abutting Outer Circle Trail parkland, this stylish 2BR apartment is set in a stunning contemporary complex, only a short stroll to Harp Village shops and trams. Featuring courtyard garden, smart open plan living/dining, gourmet kitchen, balcony, heating/cooling, 2x secure basement parking plus storage cage.

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INSPECT

Thur 1-1.30pm & Sat 12-12.30pm Seamus O’Brien 0414 477 488 Jack Moss 0439 378 954

Character ‘Deco’ Home On Large Corner Site On a large corner site of 802m2 approx this solid brick ‘Art Deco’ home will immediately grab the attention of keen renovators with its delightful period features or those looking for the perfect place for a new luxury home or stylish townhouses (STCA). High ornate ceilings, picture rails and leadlight doors enhance the home’s character, offering formal lounge and dining room, 3 bedrooms (one with retreat), 2 bathrooms (1 updated), spacious kitchen and meals area, gas ducted heating, air conditioner, garage and store room. Fabulously located close to shops, transport, parks and many quality schools including Siena College, PLC and Deakin University.

AUCTION THIS SATURDAY 21ST APRIL AT 11.00AM Inspect Thursday 5.30-6.00pm & Saturday 10.30-11.00am Mario Butera 0412 380 400 Aldo Verga 0412 357 696 Adam El Adam 0413 212 774

9822 9999 mwone.com.au 764-766 HIGH ST, THORNBURY

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Balwyn 6/132 Yarrbat Avenue Polished to perfection. Be truly captivated by “The Manors on Yarrbat”; the ultimate in low-maintenance living. Set in a tranquil, boutique development, this home delivers subtle sophistication on a prestigious tree-lined avenue. Introduced by brand new polished timber floors, the lounge and dining sweep out through french doors to an alfresco entertaining zone. Encapsulating granite and Smeg appliances, the gourmet kitchen and meals open to a sun-filled courtyard. Featuring 4 fitted bedrooms, study and granite bathroom, the master is well-appointed with spa ensuite and walk-in robe. Including powder, ducted heating and cooling, security and double remote garage, enjoy nearby cafes, parks, trams and elite schools. 4

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Thurs 12.00 - 12.30pm & Sat from 11.30am Sat 21st April - 12.00pm 46 / H7 $900,000 - $990,000 Balwyn 279 Whitehorse Road 3103 > TEL 9830 7000 > CONTACT Laurence Murphy 0421 829 028 Maurice Di Marzio 0419 182 276 > VIEW

> AUCTION > MEL REF > EPR > OFFICE

Armadale 7/29b Hampden Road Rarely offered period privacy. On one of Armadale’s premier boulevards, this simply delightful rear ground floor 2 bedroom apartment presents stylishly modernised period proportions in surroundings of extraordinary peace & privacy close to High Street.

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Thurs 11.45 - 12.15pm & Sat as advertised > AUCTION Sat 5th May - 1.30pm > MEL REF 58 / J8 > EPR $580,000-620,000 > OFFICE Armadale 835 High Street 3143 > TEL 9509 0411 > CONTACT Fiona Martin 0423 582 866 Andrew Summons 0418 321 604 > VIEW

Balwyn North 16 The Moor Stunning architecturally designed family home with own street frontage, quality Caesar stone kitchen overlooking large family living zone that spills out to a large North facing rear terrace. Formal sitting room/dining room and double remote garage (internal access).

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Thurs 1.00 - 1.30pm & Sat from 1.30pm Sat 21st April - 2.00pm 46 / C2 $1,000,000 - $1,100,000 > OFFICE Balwyn 279 Whitehorse Road 3103 > TEL 9830 7000 > CONTACT Laurence Murphy 0421 829 028 Maurice Di Marzio 0419 182 276 > VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF > EPR

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AUCTION Saturday 5th May at 11am HAWTHORN 6/166 Power Street

RENOVATED COURTYARD APARTMENT

Box Hill 16 Hannaslea Street Family spaces and period graces. On a corner block, this comfortable Californian features timber floors, lounge, open fire, timber kitchen, dining and verandah. Renovate and extend (subject to council approval) and walk to schools, shops and transport. Land: 772sqm approx.

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Thurs & Sat 10.30 - 11.00am Sat 28th April - 11.00am 47 / D11 $700,000 - $770,000 Balwyn 279 Whitehorse Road 3103 > TEL 9830 7000 > CONTACT Claire Wenn 0409 857 506 Chris Johnson 0433 466 463 Toby Parker 0413 581 104 > VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF > EPR > OFFICE

Inspection: Thurs and Sat 12-12:30pm Contact: Damien Shiel: 0419 394 999 Paulina Falvo: 0414 227 006 The information contained herein has been supplied to us and we have no reason to doubt its accuracy, however we cannot guarantee it. Accordingly all interested parties should make their own enquiries to verify the information.

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woodards.com.au MULTI-OFFICE NETWORK

9 Observatory Road Mt Dandenong

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Premier Property Premier Location Set in the best street in Mt Dandenong with Bay and City views on an acre (approx) of privacy, this stunning weatherboard tri-level home offers all that you need and desire. The main level comprises of an open plan living area with high ceilings, polished boards and open fire place. Adjoining is the family meals area and master chef kitchen with loads of bench space and modern appliances. An enormous master bedroom with stunning ensuite and study complete the level. A further two bedrooms are situated upstairs, whilst a huge games area below. This home is ideal for families or the couple who value space and luxury. Fixed Date Sale Inspect Agent Office

$730,000 Plus Offers Close Monday 30th April at 5pm Saturday 1.00-1.30pm Scott Allison 0407 855 547 Olinda 9751 2299

MONT ALBERT 131 Windsor Crescent UNDER INSTRUCTIONS FROM STATE TRUSTEES. Within a beautiful tree-lined street, this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom Edwardian-style home has great potential to restore its original, opulent glory, or perhaps build a new home in this awesome location (STCA). Highlights: gas heating, air conditioner, rear lane access and a lock-up carport.

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TOORAK 11 Selborne Road Toorak Elegance Ideally positioned in one of Toorak’s desired locations, this elegant contemporary four bedroom plus study residence offers supreme quality and a low maintenance yet luxurious lifestyle. Highlighted by its northern orientation and parquetry flooring throughout, the residence enjoys magnificent formal living and dining, European granite kitchen opening onto an extended living area ideal for entertainment & private landscaped courtyard garden. Further complimented by an internal courtyard allowing natural light to dominate, main bedroom with WIR & ensuite, two single remote garages and walking distance to Toorak Village.

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Expressions of Interest. Close Wed 9th May 5pm View. Wednesday 12-12.30pm & 6-6.30pm Call. Alex Schiavo 0419 239 549 Tom Staughton 0411 554 850 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


TOORAK 59 Hopetoun Road Toorak Magnificience This pseudo-classical residence evokes timeless grandeur with its subtle blending of Roman, French and Art Nouveau styles. The Grecian principles of symmetry that inspire the grounds extend to a grand interior that perfectly blends artistic flair with meticulous attention to detail. The 3-level floorplan includes 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms (plus 2 vanities), butler’s kitchen, maid’s apartment, sitting room, home office, lift, cellar, 2 bars, 3 fireplaces, home cinema, gymnasium (inc. steam room) and a 5-car underground garage (inc. hydraulic lift).

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Expressions of Interest. Close Tue 8th May 5pm View. By Appointment Call. Michael Gibson 0418 530 392 Ross Savas 0418 322 994 Cher Coad 0412 252 858 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 APRIL 18, 2012 \ The weekly review 135


SOUTH YARRA 3 Marne Street A Magnificent Domain Precinct Offering Positioned in, arguably, Melbourne’s finest streets, metres from the Royal Botanic Gardens, this substantial 1930’s Marcus Martin home provides large living spaces of grand proportions with an abundance of natural light set on a substantial allotment of 962m2/10,354sq.ft. Comprising 6 spacious bedrooms, main bedroom with dressing room & en-suite; formal living & dining rooms orientated to an expansive North-facing manicured garden; large study & separate office; kitchen with meals area opening onto a sun-drenched outdoor entertaining area & indoor heated pool. Additional features inc: garage (5 x OSP), hydronic heating, OFPs, two staircases & laundry. Stroll to the city, sporting & entertainment venues & leading schools. Restore this magnificent residence to its former glory or explore the endless redevelopment possibilities (STCA).

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Expressions of Interest. Close Mon 7th May 5pm View. Thursday 6-6.30pm Call. Michael Gibson 0418 530 392 Andrew Baines 0418 328 407 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


MELBOURNE 2206/368 St Kilda Road A Shrine To Remember Superbly positioned on the 22nd floor overlooking “The Shrine of Remembrance� and parklands is this exceptionally well presented luxury apartment in one of the most prestigious and sought after buildings on St Kilda Boulevard. Featuring 3double bedrooms, ( master ensuite and WIR), the perfect blend of open plan living and dining areas with floor to ceiling views, gourmet kitchen, sep powder room, 24 hr concierge, pool and gym facilities, 3 car accommodation and excellent storage.

kayburton.com.au

Auction. View. Call. Office.

Saturday 5th May 11am Thursday 11-11.30am & 6-6.30pm Peter Kudelka 0418 319 439 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 APRIL 18, 2012 \ The weekly review 137


MALVERN 39 - 43 Mayfield Avenue Unique Land Holding In Prized Malvern Location The opportunity exists to acquire one of Malverns most rare land holdings. Situated on an expansive corner allotment of approximately 1368sqm (14,725sq.ft) on the corner of Wilks and Mayfield Avenues, this charming single level family home comprises light filled formal and informal living zones, 5 bedrooms, master with en-suite and WIR, central bathroom and double garaging. Possibly the greatest feature of this outstanding property are the extensive private grounds which comprise of a floodlit North/South mod grass tennis court & established gardens. To be Auctioned separately is an additional block of 689sq.m (7416.39) of land adjoining the property, comprising a pool and incorporating a street frontage to Mayfield Avenue.

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Auction. View. Call.

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Saturday 5th May 12noon Wednesday 11-11.30am & 5-5.30pm Nicole Gleeson 0414 809 221 Matt Davis 0412 466 858 Michael Gibson 0418 530 392 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

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


AUCTION SUNDAY

FLINDERS 5 & 7 Bluff Avenue 180 Degree Blue Water Panorama - To Be Sold Separately A vision so incredible that it takes your breath away - broad & blue, the panoramic vista from this property spans from the Flinders Pier, West Head, Western Port, Seal Rock & rural hinterland all the way up the coast to Somers. A 1950’s beach cottage set in leafy surrounds, this special property has charm of the good old days flowing through it. Sited on 2824sqm (approx) capturing the vista from almost every room with scope to renovate or rebuild. Comp. 2 living areas, 5 bdrms, 2 bthrms & 3 viewing decks. The vacant allotment of 2192sqm (approx) is the ultimate chance to capitalise on a unique position & design/build a home. Feat. mod grass tennis court & gate onto Spindrift Ave to beach, rock pools & surf. Moments to the golf course & Village. Once in 50 year opportunity to purchase one or both properties in this atmospheric hill top cul-de-sac.

kayburton.com.au

Auction. View. Call. Office.

Sunday 22nd Apr 12noon Saturday 12-12.30pm & Sunday 11.30-12pm Prue McLaughlin 0417 389 006 Tom Barr Smith 0438 368 020 47A Cook Street, Flinders

Albert Park. 9252 1800 Brighton. 9592 6522 Flinders. 5989 1000 Hawthorn. 8862 8000 Portsea. 5984 4744 South Yarra. 9820 1111 APRIL 18, 2012 \ The weekly review 139


AUCTION SATURDAY

TOORAK 8 Duffryn Place Single Level Living In The Heart Of Toorak

SOUTH YARRA 64 Hope Street Charming Double Fronted Victorian

Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac, is this renovated single level residence offers spacious open plan liv/dining complimented by a light filled kitch, 3 BR’s, master suite with (ens & WIR), central BTH & lndry. Other feat: ducted heating, cooling & dble car accom. Land size 506m2 approx. Redevelopment options STCA.

Ideally positioned in the heart of the Domain precinct between the Botanic Gardens & Fawkner Park this single level, solid brick home set on a English style garden, offers entry hallway, spacious living overlooking garden, sep dining, 3 BRs with OFP’s & BIR’s, separate kitchen, heat/cool & potential car access from row.

Expressions of Interest Matt Davis 0412 466 858 Close Monday 7th May 5pm Nicole Gleeson 0414 809 221 View Thursday 1-1.30pm & 5-5.30pm 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

Auction Saturday 21st Apr 11am View Wednesday 1-1.30pm & 66.30pm

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Gary Ormrod 0419 588 331 Peter Kudelka 0418 319 439 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

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


ELSTERNWICK 5/18 Victoria Street Contemporary Parkside Perfection

MELBOURNE 1401/430 St Kilda Road St Kilda Roads Premium Address

Featuring striking architecture, eco-friendly interiors & a 6.5 star energy rating, this north-facing 1st floor apt. offers open plan living/dining with OFP & park views, kit. & meals area, terrace, 4 BRs (incl. upstairs studio/retreat), 3 bathrooms, 2 car spaces, laundry & 5-star appointments throughout. Size: 250sqm (approx.)

Exceptional 14th floor luxury apartment with superb North/East aspects. Features: Stunning entry, generous open plan lounge/dining with feature winter garden, Miele kitchen, 3 bedrooms all with Italian marble ensuites, study/library, 24 hr concierge, 2 secure car parks, storeroom, pool & gymnasium.

Expressions of Interest Close Monday 7th May 5pm View Wednesday 11.45-12.15pm

Expressions of Interest Tom Staughton 0411 554 850 Close Tuesday 15th May 5pm Peter Kudelka 0418 319 439 View Wednesday 2-2.30pm, Thursday 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra 5-5.30pm

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Sturt Hinton 0408 788 789 Ian Jackson 0419 593 663 36 Carpenter (Cnr Church) Street, Brighton

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AUCTION SATURDAY

AUCTION THIS SATURDAY

CAMBERWELL 83A Bowen Street Stunning Spaces In Secure Oasis

RED HILL SOUTH 97 Stanleys Road “Bel Aria Estate”

Serendipity for downsizers seeking a superior quality, low-maintenance lifestyle in a sought-after locale; discover an oasis of seclusion and serenity that’s utterly secure with this stunning Tuscan-inspired two bedroom,(both with en-suites) plus Study residence. Auto gates, video intercom, alarm, DLUG, sun-drenched courtyards.

Set on 3 acres (approx) with landscaped gardens & delightful country views. Comp. 4 bdrms with ensuites, study, spacious kitchen, family room & formal lounge with Limestone OFP, American Oak timber floors, entertaining deck, 70,000 ltr tank, automatic grey water system throughout & dbl garage.

Auction Saturday 21st Apr 11am View Thursday 5.30-6pm, Saturday 10.30-11am

Auction Saturday 21st Apr 12noon View Saturday 11.30-12pm

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Judy Balloch 0408 753 877 Scott Patterson 0417 581 074 553 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn

Andrew Hines 0400 630 630 Tom Barr Smith 0438 368 020 47A Cook Street, Flinders

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 24/12 Copelen Street Elegant Town Residence Located in the renowned Copelen development, this superb townhouse features a huge living/dining, sunny terrace, kitchen/meals, courtyard, 3 bedrooms (main with WIR & ensuite), family bathroom (spa bath), 2 OSP and storage cage. Auction Saturday 5th May 1pm

Peter Kudelka 0418 319 439 Michael Armstrong 0407 063 263 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

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

O’Donoghues CAMBERWELL Unit 2, 634 Riversdale Road

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EXECUTOR’S AUCTION AN OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL VILLA • Elevated, entirely original, one of only five • Great spaces, straightforward scope to update

ST ANDREWS BEACH 2 Moana Court Wide, Commanding Ocean Views! In this most tightly held and sought after cul-de-sac which has direct walkway access thru to the most stunning stretch of ocean beach and wild Bass Strait, is this perfect holiday home. Comprising 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 separated living areas, modern kitchen, expansive decking and lock-up garage. Auction Saturday 28th Apr 2pm View Saturday & Sunday 3-3.30pm

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Auction:

Saturday 5th May, at 11.00 am

• Generous living, inviting dining opens to terrace

Inspect:

Thursday and Saturday 1.00 -1.30 pm

• Well maintained traditional separate kitchen/meals

Contact:

Jonathon O’Donoghue 0412 745 707

• Two bedrooms, BIRs, classical central bathroom

Nick Pane 0418 344 381

• Ducted heating. Convenient on title two car garage

Liz Jensen 0418 446 228 John Couper 0411 884 641 3741 Point Nepean Road, Portsea

Portsea. 5984 4744 South Yarra. 9820 1111

269 Camberwell Road, Camberwell, 3124

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AUCTION THIS SATURDAY

KEW EAST 20 Clyde Street This cherished 3 bedroom family home has exciting potential for renovation, extension or redevelopment (STCA). Highlights: 2 living areas, gas heating, updated wiring and plumbing, roller shutters, alarm and a garage. Walk to buses, trams and parks, plus quality schools and Harp Village. Offering a flat level block of approx 746m2, frontage of (60 feet) 18.288m x (133.11 1/2 feet) 40.84m also available is Right of way land for sale from Boroondara council approx 28m2.

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9/510 Glenferrie Road

1 This Saturday at 11.00 $900K - $1M Thu 5.00-5.30 & Sat From 10.30 David Mason 0411 043 885 Cameron Way 0418 352 380 10 Main Street Blackburn 9894 1000

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MELBOURNE 606/15 Queens Road ´The Royal Albert´. Luxury Lakeside Living with a First Class Finish Beautifully renovated to create an air of entertaining excellence, this 6th floor 3 bedroom + study/4th bedroom, 2 bathroom 17.5 sq approx security premier apartment captures glorious views of Albert Park Lake & the Bay beyond. Superbly finished in luxury neutral tones & with generous open plan entertaining & covered balcony. Impressive state of the art s/steel kitchen & sep laundry, dual lift access, two security carparks, pool/gym, spa, sauna & resident building manager.( Arthur St entry)

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1 Saturday 5 May at 10.30 Thu & Sat 1.00-1.30 Tony Nathan 0412 285 066 273 Camberwell Road Camberwell 9805 1111

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6/591 Toorak Road

2 Saturday 21 April at 12.00 Wed 2-2.45, Sat from 11.30 Susan Wolper 0418 505 518 428 Toorak Road Toorak 9826 0000

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Unbeatable location. Spacious elevated first floor apartment is well located to trams, train, shopping and a short stroll to parklands and the Yarra precinct. Comprising living room, kitchen with gas cooking, dish drawer and laundry facilities, bathroom, reverse cycle airconditioning unit and carport (on title). The living area overlooks a tranquil garden setting. Ideally the property would suit first home owner or investor. Conversely it would be a great city base.

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´Berkeley Court´ Penthouse Living with Prestige Proportions. In an impressive building, and one of 6 only apartments, this superb 3 bedroom 2.5 bathroom 20 square penthouse has an air of refinement and entertaining space, featuring a welcoming foyer, expansive open plan living & dining with study area and terrace, granite kitchen/meals, north facing main bedroom (balcony, WIR & marble ensuite), marble spa bathroom, lift access and basement security parking for two. Brilliantly located to Toorak Village, tram, schools and the Yarra.

Ivanhoe D Mt Waverley D Oakleigh D Richmond D Toorak

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2 Sunday 6 May at 1.00 Sat 2.30-3.15, Sun & Wed 2.00-2.45 Rodney Morley 0418 321 222 Naomi Dorevitch 0408 326 747 428 Toorak Road Toorak 9826 0000

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MONT ALBERT

18 St James Avenue

Low Maintenance Spacious Family Home Pristinely presented, this fastidiously renovated & extended 1930´s family home is immaculately maintained. Comprises wide entry hall, formal lounge & dining rooms, 4 bedrooms, main bedroom (ensuite WIR) & views to the Dandenong Ranges, study, central family bathroom with large spa & separate toilet, laundry, large family room with a contemporary open plan kitchen with granite bench tops & stainless steel appliances, sliding doors open to an undercover entertaining deck surrounded by a low maintenance sun-filled garden, double carport & workshop. Features include central heating, polished floorboards, walking distance to Mont Albert station, Hamilton Street shops & cafes Whitehorse Road tram, schools & parks. Auction: Open: Contact: Office:

Saturday 5th May at 12.30pm Thursday & Saturday 11.00 - 11.30am Joseph Brancato 0430 464 111 Russell Turner 0419 955 655 1161 Burke Road Kew 9817 0123

SURREY HILLS / BALWYN

3/24 Clyde Street

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Luxury Apartment - Close To Balwyn Shopping Precinct This fabulous first floor apartment (one of only four) has excellent features attractive to the discerning buyer. Enjoy the summer breeze from a north facing balcony, in this meticulously maintained home and with all that Balwyn/Surrey Hills has to offer; cafes, restaurants, gourmet shopping and the 109 city tram. Features entry hall, bright kitchen and meals area, spacious sun filled northern lounge room, three bedrooms, third bedroom can be used as a dining room or study. A large bathroom with laundry facilities and separate toilet, carport, abundance of storage space, reverse cycle cooling/heating and beautifully polished floors throughout. This is surely one of Surrey Hills´ best properties. Auction: Open: Contact: Office:

Saturday 21st April at 12.30pm Thursday & Saturday 12.00 - 12.30pm Joseph Brancato 0430 464 111 Russell Turner 0419 955 655 1161 Burke Road Kew 9817 0123

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Apt 6, 2-6 Malmsbury Street

Security, Privacy and a Botanic Setting Appointed with all expected quality fittings and finishes, this impressive two bedroom apartment offers the ultimate in independent living and enjoys the ground level garden aspects. An almost ´country club´ setting, offers restaurant areas, private entertaining amenities, theatre, library, pool, storage and secure car parking. NB: 24 hour staff monitoring. Private inspections via Ivan Green 0418 326 483. For Sale: Open: Contact:

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

Office:

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Iconic Fitzroy Landmark > Current net income of $167,043 pa (approx) > Net lettable area of 730 sqm (approx) > Land area of 355 sqm with side lane access (approx) > Flexible business 1 zoning > Ideal future development into corporate headquarters, retail/residential or boutique hotel (STCA). Demolition clauses in place. > Superbly located in the heart of Fitzroy’s cool district AUCTION THURSDAY 3 MAY AT 12PM ON SITE 184-186 BRUNSWICK STREET FITZROY CONTACT: Arch Staver 0417 515 802 Peter Smyth 0418 337 985 CONJUNCTIONAL AGENT

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RED HILL 205 Harrisons Road Expansive Peninsula living Offered for immediate sale, this superb Federation style residence offers breathtaking bay views from its commanding position. Set high on a 5 acre (approx) site with landscaped grounds – including a lake, tennis court and 2 hole golf course – the multi-level house incorporates formal and informal living and dining zones, verandahs, 4-5 bedrooms, study, 3 bathrooms, luxury kitchen, huge loft/studio, 6-car garaging and extensive storage - plus a 20m indoor lap pool! Superbly equipped and maintained, this is one of Victoria’s finest coastal properties, close to vineyards, beaches and freeway access. For more info: www.205harrisonsroad.com

205 Brunswick St Fitzroy 9417 1956

AUCTION Sun 29 April at 3 pm Arch Staver 0417 515 802 Rick Daniel 0409 737 985 OPEN Wed 18 April 12 - 1 pm & Sun 22 April 3 - 3.45 pm

414 Rathdowne St Carlton North 9347 4322

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