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or a man of my age, there’s something faintly surreal about meeting John Waters. He might now be better known as Asher keddie’s philandering father on Offspring (Channel Ten, 8.30pm), but for a generation (or two), he’ll always be John from Play School. When I meet Waters in a St kilda hotel for a coffee, I manage to keep up the professional front for half an hour before confessing that, as a five-year-old, I used to get him confused with my dad. Waters is kind enough to laugh. “you know what, I never realised this until recently. A young man came up to me and said when he was little his parents had this horrendous break-up. He said I somehow represented an adult figure he could relate to and he felt better after he watched me. I thought ‘Christ, I’m glad I didn’t know that at the time, because that’s a hell of a responsibility’.” Acting — and presenting Play School — started off as a sideline for Waters, whose first love was rock’n’roll. Today he looks more like a rock star than ever, permanently clad in black and looking all too comfortable lounging at the hotel bar. He might have traded youthful prettiness for a rugged handsomeness, but he’s looking pretty good for a man about to turn to 64. Given his love of the Beatles, I wonder if the age has any special significance for him. “I’ve not thought about it actually, it’s funny. I don’t feel any different inside my head. In Offspring, I’m playing an older man who still gets the chicks, so I’m happy with that.” Is that a case of life imitating art? “It’s a case of art imitating ambition.” filming on the latest series of Offspring has wrapped, but Waters is back in Melbourne this month to revive his acclaimed show Looking Through a Glass Onion. The one-man show, telling the life of John Lennon through monologue and song, was devised by Waters as a stopgap in 1992. Since then, the show has become a career-defining performance for Waters. It’s also been a rare constant in a life that’s been anything but predictable. Waters had his first child at the tender age of 21. four decades on, he’s once more the father of young children. Becoming a dad again encouraged him to ring in some much-needed changes. “I stopped drinking and smoking pot,” he says. “The greatest thing about giving up and not being legless and a pain in the arse is a freedom. you’re just limited by all that stuff.” freedom is a word that comes up a lot throughout our chat, particularly when talk turns to the crucial role the Beatles played in his adolescence. Waters was born in england in 1948, which made him exactly the right age to have his world rocked by the moptops’ music. “I didn’t realise that english people could do this. I was astonished. There were a lot of people in that

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British youth movement, but it was embodied by the Beatles.” Of the four Liverpudlians, the teenage Waters connected most strongly with Lennon, seeing him as a de facto older brother. Where does he see himself without Lennon’s influence? “I think, maybe taking longer to find my own freedom of expression. I was already a little bit rebellious, I ran away to the Continent when I was 14. My parents were looking everywhere for me and I was in Belgium, drinking beer.” Lennon remains a key touchstone for Waters. In Glass Onion, his take on the man is deeply sympathetic, drawing on the artist’s warm humanity as much as his acerbic fury.

“in Offspring, i’m playing an older man who still gets the chicks, so i’m happy with that.” “I was unashamedly looking for the bits that would move people about why we miss him, without eulogising or making a myth out of him. The lyrics speak for themselves. He spent all this time talking about love and non-aggression, while admitting that he was basically a little ‘bovver boy’. It was just as he was coming to terms with it that he had a random encounter with a lunatic.” Given how hard to please fans can be, I wonder if Waters has had his own encounters with lunatics? “None brandishing .38s, thank Christ. I meet a lot of the Lennon freaks and Beatles freaks, a lot of dedicated, slightly need-to-get-a-real-life people, but I think people accept the fact that I’m not standing up there pretending to be him.” In short, there’s as much John Waters in the show as there is John Lennon. When I cheekily ask if Glass Onion is Waters living out his rock-star dream, he doesn’t disagree. The best part, he says, is getting to sing songs that, by rights, nobody but Lennon has any business singing. “It’s great to be able to get up on stage and sing something like Strawberry Fields Forever. As a band or solo artist, you’d just leave it alone. But I’ve legitimatised the singing of such songs.” \ mbartlett@theweeklyreview.com.au Looking Through a Glass Onion plays at Chapel Off Chapel May 2-6. www.chapeloffchapel.com.au We WeLCOMe yOur feedBACk @ www.theweeklyreview.com.au/cover-story

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ig moments over here. My five-year-old’s first baby gold coins in the glovebox, for parking, which would have been tooth fell out. Unfortunately, it came out when tooth raided by the tooth fairy, but as I said, they were away. fairy had just one $10 note in her purse, and no change So, seriously – and the tooth fairy is standing by this – $10 to be found anywhere in the house. Not even in all the pockets, was all she had on her. And she didn’t want to be the type that or the bottom of the tooth fairy’s handbag, where there is didn’t show. She knew tooth fairies that made kids wait days usually enough hairy-little-grubby-coins floating around for delivery. One of her friend’s houses has a tooth fairy who discarded icypole wrappers for the tooth fairy to get a coffee. is very old and close to retirement, and sometimes it takes There was some change in the kid’s big sister’s piggy bank, months for coinage to appear. and the tooth fairy considered extracting that, but that didn’t And it’s an epidemic. Dry, chalky bits of teeth dot window feel right. There’d be problems down the track. Tantrums. sills all around this city apparently. There are tooth fairies Grand-theft accusations. who are frantic, who work late and mean to do the job but So that’s what the five-year-old got. A nice, clean then fall asleep on the couch, only to be woken in the $10 note under her pillow, and a letter from the morning by a kid with a sad face and a kind of spooky Tooth tooth fairy saying this was just a one-off. It was a fairy had just little whitey-red thing in their hands. controversial decision on all sorts of levels, and in And there are others in two tooth-fairy households one $10 note who lots of ways the tooth fairy wishes she didn’t make it. get confused and double-dip, and the kids wake in her purse up thinking they’ve won the lottery. Babysitting The five-year-old was thrilled, of course. There was huge excitement from her, and then the expected grandmother tooth fairies have also been known to get whinge from her older sister. The tooth fairy never left in on the action, and that’s always problematic. her $10. Everything needs to be exactly the same and in equal Anyway, the five-year-old’s second tooth fell out over the measures for siblings in the modern home, apparently, and not holidays. It was wrapped up in baking paper and put under just the size of the ice-cream scoops. her pillow. The tooth fairy had some friends over for dinner And then the news that $10 was delivered for a single baby that night, so wasn’t exactly diligent, but woke up at four in the tooth swept through the school. All the preppies were counting morning, remembered the tooth and rummaged around the their teeth, working out the maths, which was a bit above house in the dark trying to find some coins. them, but you can never underestimate the power of money. This time, bingo. A couple were found, the kid woke up And then word spread to their parents, who started to view happy (she didn’t seem to mind the pay decrease), and we’re the tooth fairy a little differently … like she was trying to raise back on track. \ khall@theweeklyreview.com.au some sort of bar, or show off, or spoil the kid and ruin it for everyone. Comments were made, eyebrows raised, and people we welcome your feedBack @ even mentioned it to the other grown-up in this house, who www.theweeklyreview.com.au/my-view happened to be away at the time, as was his car and its jar of


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The generous “bowls” of hot chocolate, with the distinct, sweet, nutty taste of their Lindt chocolate bases, keep customers of all ages coming back to this shopping-strip café, owned by the Stevens family for almost six years. In the past few months, the addition of a new brand of specialty coffee has attracted a more varied crowd. Adam Stevens says his customers “from the schoolkids to the grannies, the weekday tots and the Saturday morning shoppers”, are locals, and regarded as friends. “We know our customers well and we know they appreciate the good things in life,” he says. Stevens and his wife Kerri have backgrounds in hospitality and hotel management and their daughters Sasha and Tess have grown up in the industry. The family adopted a quality approach to everything from the moment it gutted the space in 2006. Carefully selected chocolate and food labels are stocked in its tiny 40-square metre polished glass, timber-floored café. The café offers a selection of chocolate brews – white, milk and dark, plus a chilli and spice option.

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Facing the car park at the rear of Burke Road, this contemporary café more than meets mandatory requirements for its discerning middle-income clientele. It’s chic and sparklingly neat, offers quality brand choices – Axil-stamped coffee cups, a display of Cacao chocolates and a stainless steel La Marzocco espresso machine – and is run by well-mannered staff. Prettily etched chocolate and caffeine drinks are delivered in gorgeous vessels and there’s a tempting array of treats at the Calacatta marble and stacked-stone counter. A timber deck, wrapped in plastic café blinds, enhances the original brick façade and there’s seating along the sideway in timeless, black tub-style chairs. \

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Listing more than 300 growers, producers and providers from 10 Victorian regions, this new, independently produced guide has been inspired by the locavore groundswell influencing our food culture. Anyone conscientious about eating locally – from passionate cooks and culinary tourists to chefs, retailers and restaurateurs – will find the connections they seek in The Field Guide to Victorian Produce. This practical resource lists artisan bakers, beer and cider makers, charcuterie and meat producers, dairy outlets, honey farms and olive estates across the state. It takes readers to apple, garlic, cherry, egg and cod producers in Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges, herb and blueberry growers in Gippsland and turkey, beef and almond producers in the Grampians. Food trails, farmers’ markets, farm stays and pick-your-own farm experiences are listed throughout, while regional maps, local chefs’ tips and a calendar of events will encourage readers to think globally and act locally.

If you are one of the many thousands of devotees who own a copy of Stephanie Alexander’s The Cook’s Companion, you will feel as though you already know this remarkable chef and author. Through her most famous title, Alexander has offered food-related wisdom, passion and encouragement to generations of aspiring cooks. She opened her iconic restaurant, Stephanie’s, in 1976 and closed it 21 years later. Alexander has written 15 books and travelled the world in her quest for food and produce knowledge. But it is her latest book, A Cook’s Life, that reveals the upbringing and the experiences that shaped this talented chef and author. A Cook’s Life is the frank, personal account of an inspirational Australian.

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The TreaT Delicate wrought-iron furniture, pastel paintwork and pots of lavender add French-provincial flair to pretty new café Sweet Crumble and patisserie in Glenferrie Road. Owner Timna Fried was raised in Kenya and has lived in the Middle East and the US, influenced by a family of prolific and passionate cooks who love to travel. Sweet Crumble takes its inspiration from the kitchens and cafés of Paris, Italy and New York and specialises in “bite-sized” desserts – cupcakes, macarons, petite pops (cake pops), marshmallows, meringues and home-made caramels and candies. The quality of its ingredients and their presentation will ensure this attractive, elegant café gains the attentions of locals and visitors alike.

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The place As autumn subdues the vine leaves at Montalto Vineyard and Olive Grove, chef Barry Davis is considering the bounty across the rolling hills of the estate. Figs, apples, beetroot, silverbeet, lemon verbena and wild mushrooms will be incorporated in his seasonal menu. There will be rack of lamb with buttered parsnip and duck breast with orchard quinces. On May 6, the award-winning winery at Red Hill on the Mornington Peninsula has a wine-and-food-matching afternoon on its calendar, while on June 9-11, there’s the Winter Wine Weekend. As the weather chills, the estate will host its Abundance Festival, July 7-8, in celebration of the crop produced by its 1500 olive trees. Freshly pressed olive oils, cooking demonstrations and market stalls will showcase the vineyard’s mid-year riches. » Montalto Vineyard and Olive Grove, three-course lunch for two, with a bottle of estate wine, $280 » www.montalto.com.au 10 The weekly review \ APRIL 25, 2012

Experimenting with this gas-operated wood smoker, discovered at Chef’s Hat in South Melbourne, filled my backyard with a pleasant aroma for several hours. But the best part was in the eating. Chicken fillets, marinated in a splash of white wine, garlic and a bit of maple syrup, smoked over beechwood chips were divine. And my American-style pork ribs – rubbed in a spice mix and left overnight, then smoked for three hours,and basted in a rich molasses, vinegar and garlicky mY barbecue sauce – brought the house pick down. Next is smoked salmon. The Hark smoker is a well-designed, practical unit with easy-to-operate ignition switch, temperature and smoke control and a helpful recipe booklet. Four adjustable chrome racks allow for maximum space usage and are easily removed for cleaning. An enamel-coated water tray sits between the wood chips and the smoking racks to prevent food drying out. » Hark gas smoker, $299.95 » www.hark.com.au » www.chefshat.com.au

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as I just in the wrong mood to have to join a queue for a table for dinner? Was it a case of reviewer snobbery? Or are our city venues becoming designed for the infinitely more patient? I admit it. I gave up on the wait for a table at this popular, trerndy new diner. (That same week, my more determined colleague had waited two hours to review another). Had I been indolent, or derelict in my duty? Fish Dish was on a longish list of places I had in mind. It wasn’t at the top, but it was easily located and a table sat waiting. Tucked at the base of the liftwell into the Crossley Hotel, sitting incongruously in the centre of Little Bourke Street, and with one of the greenest waiters I’ve struck in a long, long time, I really thought I’d made a terrible mistake. I felt as though I was in suburban diner – a world away from the queuing, tweeting, up-to-the minute crowd. But the venue was soothing, the menu was unthreatening and the young waiter charming. Fish Dish is a 12-month-old venture owned by Paul Le Noury, who began collecting fish-shaped plates early in a career that began at Stephanie’s in Hawthorn in the late 1980s and continued with Greg Brown at Bouchon in Toorak. Le Noury owned a restaurant called Fish Plate in Brighton in the late 1990s, and later ran another in the Charsfield Hotel in St Kilda Road. Most recently, he has been running Yum Catering. Le Noury was approached by the owners of the Crossley Hotel (who are connected to the Charsfield Hotel) to open a restaurant in their recently refurbished venue. The fish plates were rehung and a few months ago, chef Matt Barnard (ex-Provenance, Collingwood) joined the team. Barnard’s menu is short and inchallenging. (As is the wine list.) There are three shared dishes – oysters natural (or with a passionfruit salsa); local calamari and tuna tartare and seven mains, five of them seafood based. Our tuna tartare arrived in a molded mound in the centre of a curved white dish. Small diced pieces of good-quality raw tuna were studded with pieces of cucumber trimmed to similar size. The advertised salmon roe was absent, and the dish was dressed with curls of parsley. It was a generous serving and a pleasant, refreshing starting and sharing dish. The calamari, nested in bed of untrimmed rocket was of excellent quality, lightly dusted with flour and accompanied by a dish of terrific house-made aioli. So far: not bad. We could have had fish and chips, spaghetti marinara or whole fried snapper with eight spices from the list of seafood offerings; or chicken breast with preserved lemon and cous cous; or a 200g eye fillet with anchovy butter. We chose the salmon with fennel and salmon roe and the half-seared tuna with yoghurt and lime dressing. Here, Barnard’s skills shone. The tuna, cooked to perfection, came on a bed of soft potato, with a tangle of vividly flavoured herbs, wedges of lime and a smooth, refreshing yoghurt dressing of similar quality to that top aioli. It was a judicious balance of ingredients that allowed the fish and the herbs to dominate. The salmon was crisp-skinned, sitting on logs of blanched beans and quartered bulbs of roasted fennel, beside a dusting of dried salmon roe. The flavour combination was good

and each of the ingredients respectfully treated, to create a pleasant whole. The dessert list offers four choices – we skipped the affogato and the strawberries and cream panna cotta, opting for a chocolate brownie and an intriguing dish of Delice De Bourgogne brie. The brownie was slightly too dense, lacking spring and sponge – but its dark-chocolate ice-cream was of fine quality and its white-chocolate soil was nicely executed. But the cheese dish was odd. The unsparing wedge of stunning, buttery cheese was surrounded by a smear of beetroot paste, small piles of beetroot dust, tender baby yellow beetroot halves and a crumble of blanched, roasted almond. There was a splash of the lemon thyme honey over the cheese. Some of the flavours worked nicely, but I found myself looking for something to subdue the flavours and a carbohydrate-style host for the cheese. Sometimes dinner needs to be an experience where the world stops – and you can just get off. ltolra@theweeklyreview.com.au To read more reviews, visit www.theweeklyreview.com.au/food

eat this Fish Dish Café & Bar 51 Little Bourke Street, city Cuisine \ Seafood Chef \ Matt Barnard Owner \ Paul Le Noury Prices \ Entrees $15; mains $28-$34; desserts $13-15 Open \ Monday to Friday noon-3pm; Monday to Sunday 5-10pm Phone \ 1300 536 687 The VerdiCT \ Worth a look

In the upstairs bar, shadows over the charcoal-coloured marble counter create a moody ambience that’s in stark contrast to the starched tablecloths and vivid white walls in the restaurant space below. There, polished wooden and pale timber tables are a canvas for the intriguing collection of fish dishes that bob merrily along the walls. Gathered from bazaars, second-hand dealers and through the goodwill of friends and customers over the past 20-odd years, they epitomise this homey, beach-themed restaurant that wouldn’t be out of place in Sandringham or Brighton but seems a fish out of water in Little Bourke Street. \ APRIL 25, 2012 \ The weekly review 11


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\ BEN THOMAS IS EXCITED ABOUT CIDER

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e stock 37 ciders” reads the sign outside a bottleshop I passed in Windsor recently. It was a hot day and soon after the urge to knock the top off a cold bottle had passed, it really hit home just how big cider is at the moment. Cider’s recent rise in Australia has been fast and quite phenomenal. These days you’ll find cider from France, Spain, England and Sweden as well as local variations on the shelves and in the fridge at your local bottleshop. It doesn’t seem like that long ago the only choice we had here was sweet, dry or draught. The cider revolution started in the summer of 2006 in Britain, where the pink-hued Irish cider Magners (poured over a pint glass full of ice cubes) changed the drinking habits of millions of people and kick-started interest in the centuries-old English cider scene. It didn’t take long for those habits to reach us. There’s so much choice in the cider aisle these days that choosing the right one can be a bit hit and miss, but cider can be split into three distinct categories: The old-style ciders – such as Strongbow and Mercury, with their sweet, dry or draught styles; Regional Australian craft ciders, often made by the apple growers themselves; and Imports, which include traditional English, French and Spanish styles, along with sweet, fruit-flavoured ciders. Interestingly, ciders with the addition of fruits such as blackberry, for example, are not really ciders at all. This isn’t just the view of pitchfork-waving traditionalists, but the view of the Australian Tax Office. These are classed as RTDs (ready to drink), just like cans of bourbon and cola, and they are taxed at a higher rate than true cider, which attracts the same tax rate as wine. These RTDs are often labelled as cider, and the reason

is because they’re imported from countries with laws and regulations more lax than ours. To be considered a true cider, the drink must be made of either apple or pear, or a combination of both, and the major component must be a minimum of 75 per cent. There aren’t any laws governing the type of apples that can used, however, and for Behn Payten of the Yarra Valley’s Napoleone & Co Cider, that’s a real plus. Rather than using traditional English and French apples, Payten uses Australian-developed apples, such as Granny Smith, pink lady and golden delicious. For the past three years, Payten, who is also assistant winemaker at Napoleone’s sister winery Punt Road, has applied winemaking techniques, such as using a basket press to extract juice, to replicate the flavours and textures of cider made with traditional cider apples. “If Australia is ever to make its mark in the cider world it will be using Australian-developed native apples,” says Payten, who manipulates cider blends from different apples to achieve similar characteristics to overseas varieties. “We can get high acid from Granny Smiths and high tannins from sundowners.” A technique Payten has used successfully is malolactic fermentation, where sharp malic acid undergoes a natural fermentation to become softer and rounder. “This softens the palate and changes the acid to become more approachable. It means the cider doesn’t need to be quite so sweet to maintain balance and crispness.” Pouring cider over a glass full of ice is a no-no, says Payten. “Dry cider doesn’t need to be highly chilled.” \ bthomas@theweeklyreview.com.au

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interview

\ Peter wilmoth meets toby schmitz

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oby Schmitz has shone a strong light into the world of the talented young actor – or at least the talented young actor that he is. And I cannot remember a young up-and-comer being quite so, um, forthcoming. So, of course, I am all ears sitting outside a Sydney café. He has taken a break from rehearsal for a play at the famous Belvoir St Theatre to grab a coffee and tell me about his life. And when he’s a big star – it will be acting or writing that will get him there – I’m tipping he might not be quite as revealing as he has been today. Or maybe he will. I’ve been wrong before. Schmitz grew up in Perth, on the beach, but was never a fan. “I was a slightly frail kid, a little sensitive. It only took a couple of dumpings in the surf for me to go ‘that’s enough for me’. You hang out at the beach. Youth culture was beach culture. So you had to hang out. There was no other place where girls and guys are going go be, so you had to be there. But I spent a lot of the time in my jeans at the beach slowly cooking.” As a kid, Schmitz was a worrier. “I was equal parts terrified of childhood in general – I could have been anywhere – and the other half was totally idyllic.” Why terrified? “I think I was just that type of kid. I’m pretty fear-based. I still get very worried. I’m prone to the odd panic attack now. I was always a bit of a bad sleeper, lot of nightmares.” Did he over-think things? “Absolutely, just that kind of kid. I was always questioning things, ‘what if it all goes bad?’. I

remember being petrified at a core level by the end of the Cold War. And then it was overtaken, as the (Berlin) Wall came down, by ecological fears – that we’re all going to drown. I have distinct memories of reading stuff that we’re all going to fry, that no one can protect us from that. I suspect I was just a genetically slightly sensitive kid. I didn’t like too much rough and tumble and wasn’t forced to do much rough and tumble. I was never told to learn how to play AFL or cricket. I wasn’t interested. ‘OK, in that case, don’t do it’.” Have those fears been replaced by any now? “I think I’m a bit more laissez-faire, bit more fatalist about it, Well, if it happens, it happens.” Did his parents worry? “Yeah, indeed. There were several efforts from them to toughen me up, I think. Sending me off to stay with distant aunts in the Northern Territory. Or a sense of ‘Buck up, little soldier, pull your lip in. At home you can be what you want. But at school, come on, toughen up a little, for us’.” Did it work? “I don’t think so.” Did it frustrate them? “I think I must have. I remember mum talking about it later. I was very clingy, it was ‘Off you get’.” Acting was a release for Schmitz. “It was always encouraged. My dad taught drama and history in high school. The house was always full of plays. He directed a bit in the early ’70s and gave it up when I was born to get an occupation that would pay for me. Grandma took me to the theatre in Perth – whatever shows made it over there. I remember always being pretty turned on by it and throwing myself into school plays. By high school I would write my own and get little festivals up.” He wanted to be an astronaut. “My grandmother had the National Geographic from 1969 with the space photos in it. I suppose it’s pretty boyish stuff but I went ‘Wow, zero gravity, being on the moon, that’s pretty cool’.” At university, he didn’t attend many lectures, instead falling in pretty heavily with the university dramatic society. Schmitz had found what he wanted to do, and he threw himself into with abandon. “I was having such a wild time. Straight after school I did a very neat and very sudden flip from being incredibly square, someone who wielded their power as a prefect in a horrific, fascist way … despite having an artistic bent and an anti-establishment bent, as soon as I got a badge on my uniform I was like … I was pretty square, so as soon as that first beer hit my lips on O-Day, someone passed me a joint and some theatre girls walked past, I was like ‘See ya later’. “I remember only a few months into my time at university going ‘Who was that little prig who graduated from Scotch College only a few months ago?’. It was really quite a massive and sudden move.” Two years later, he got into NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Art). “NIDA was a continuum of that. I was given this incredibly lucky break in a way to keep pursuing artistic things and in another way keep partying. I was pretty rock’n’roll there for a while. Or my version of it. Nothing too hard. We’re talking beer and dope. I was around people doing a lot harder things. “I was bonking a lot and doing plays all the time. I was having a lot of sex, having been quite virginal and awkward. My skin cleared up. I was in seventh heaven. And then the body eventually went ‘You know? That’s enough of that’. “In my mid to late 20s I started easing off and being a bit grown up about how I was treating myself and people around me. I was a charming rake for quite a while there, for a good decade. It was incredible fun. And the reputation is still there for people who never really knew me or haven’t known me since then. It was ‘How ya doing, Shmitz, stay away from my girlfriend’. Or “You drink us out of (house and) home’. It’s urban legend rather than anything else. And it’s quite nice for me, for journos, for all sorts of people, to have that thing.” And now? “I still like to take things a day at a time, which

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infuriates long-term partners I’ve had. My worries these days have been replaced by worries about my own future. Not so much career-wise. I’ve never worried too much about that. When I’ve been unemployed, I’ve always tried to get up my own stuff on a fringe level. I write a bit. Quite happy to throw myself into unpaid theatre work.” His first acting gig straight out of NIDA was a David Williamson play called The Great Man, which featured veteran actors Max Cullen and Genevieve Picot. Robyn Nevin directed. “I was pretty bloody chuffed. The play was in real time, an hour-and-40 (long) scene. The part wasn’t a huge mountain to climb, it was a slacker teenager. I had ‘Whatever’ written on my T–shirt.” Did he find working with Nevin intimidating? “It was, absolutely, but I think I would have been intimidated by anyone at that point. The key note Robyn has given me is ‘You can’t do too many things at once’. I’d often think ‘My character’s thinking this but he’s doing this and he’s got this at the back of his head’. She said ‘You’ve got to be cleaner than that. You can’t do too much’.” Schmitz has spent a lot of time recently in Melbourne for The Wild Duck, The Importance of Being Earnest and Much Ado About Nothing and he had a strong role in an Underbelly telemovie. “It felt like quite a lot of work for something that blipped on and off over one night,” he says. “Not many people caught it but I had a ball.” (He played David McMillan, whose claim to fame was that he was the only Westerner to escape from the Bangkok Hilton.) “I looked at all the Underbellys and thought ‘Why am I not getting a gig? And I thought it’s because they’re all thugs and it’s a part I fall to naturally.” True crime has been good for actors, I suggest. “Yeah. My parents are book sellers and what steadily goes out the door is true crime.” They own a chain of shops in Perth and two in Sydney. “When they started out it was a couple of trestle

tables and some crates of books. Now there’s a few of them. It’s a niche between antiquarian bookshops and crumbling old bookshops and Dymocks.” As a kid he was a big reader. “I’m a sucker for any new World War II book that comes out and they pile up and suddenly you realise you haven’t done the Booker for the last five years.”

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fter listening to his occasionally hair-raising stories, I asked Schmitz whether the neurotic actor is a fleshed-out truism. “I think it takes all types. I keep bumping into actors going ‘You’re an actor!’. Sometimes they’re introverted. Sometimes they’re extroverted. Sometimes they’re tradies. Sometimes they’re people who are brilliant at it but hate it. And I go ‘Wow, you’re so good and you loathe this job, you really loathe doing it’. I keep bumping into all sorts. I think ‘What a burden, to be a gifted artist who’s in performance and doesn’t like performing. Wow, that sounds like hell’.” This is not a problem Schmitz has. “I love it. It’s kind of hiding in the light. Even in the rehearsal room you get to turn your phone off and go and pretend to be someone else.” I asked him about what’s required for an actor to hold an audience – a healthy degree of ego? “To play certain parts, absolutely. I think the ego comes from – we’re delving into slightly wanky territory, I suppose, but it’s never felt wanky to me, only when I’ve had to cough it up to other people – is that an absolute love of art, full-stop. “Be it literature, art or performance. I just think it’s the bee’s knees that I get to do it. That I live in a world where it’s appreciated is just stupendous.” What are his passions outside work? “I don’t think of (acting) as work. It is my life. A couple of beers in a beer garden with some chums at the end of the day is it.” And if not acting? “I wanted to be a cartoonist. And

a journo, as a lot of kids do. I’m a subscriber to a lot of publications. I like nothing more than turning the phone off and ploughing through as many articles as I can.” Schmitz, 34, has also written several plays, including Chicks Will Dig You, which won the Australian National Playwrights’ Centre/New Dramatists Award in 2004. His younger brother is a one-time street artist who now owns a small gallery in Berlin. “He’s by far the coolest member of my family.” Schmitz’s partner is an actress – “talented, very gorgeous. I haven’t dated anyone who’s not an actress.” She lives in Sydney. “The long-distance thing might be a problem. We will forever be taking gigs that aren’t here.” He dreams of working overseas in film. “A lot of friends have had plans that have come a cropper. A lot of friends have had plans that worked. I’ve been over to LA a few times.” Schmitz’s theatre career is going so well he hasn’t even time to audition for film. He’s appeared in Andrew Upton’s Hanging Man, Brendan Cowell’s Ruben Guthrie, Louis Nowra’s The Boyce Trilogy, Tom Stoppard’s Travesties and Hamlet. “What used to be one or two professional shows a year – which was great – but still left you unemployed for eight months of the year, has now become back-to-back plays for the last three or four years. So that really rules one out for even auditioning for film. “At some point I’ve got to say ‘Maybe I’ll say no to a play so I might get the other one’. But I don’t see that happening too soon because I’ve been offered some stupidly good roles recently. If the 16-year-old me heard that I’d turned down some of those (he) would go ‘Get out now’.” \ pwilmoth@theweeklyreview.com.au we welcome your feedback @ www.theweeklyreview.com.au/interview

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he year is whizzing by and Mother’s Day is just around the corner. It falls on Sunday, May 13, so you have roughly two weeks to get your act together. That’s just enough time when you arm yourself with the helpful hints below to ensure it is memorable for the most important person in your life. With the lavish meal you are hosting and the free flow of wine, I am sure you’ll want to cap off the day by saying thank you for everything you have put the wonderful lady through. But you don’t want to go overboard because she will know that you are trying to buy her love. So here are my suggestions of little treats just to indulge her. Nothing too flashy but just saccharine enough to say thanks mum for everything. \ dnaidu@theweeklyreview.com.au

Lush Happy Mother’s Day tin ($65) is the prettiest tin you will ever find, colourful, lively and filled with Lush’s Bubble Bar wands. This is your mum’s very own box of indulgence.

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Murchison & Hume “The Classic Six” gift box ($75) before you roll your eyes and start cussing me, just hear me out. If your mum is house proud she will love these Australian eco-conscious products. The gift box includes Boy’s Bathroom Cleaner, Premium Glass Polish, Spit and Polish Chrome Stainless Steel Cleaner, Every Day Furniture Spritzer, Counter Intelligence All-Surface Cleaner, Every Day Floor Splash, Bamboo Cleaning Caddy and a very stylish jute shopping bag. This is everything she needs (or her cleaner, which you have so generously agreed to pay for).

The Body Shop Strawberry Heart Tin ($45.95) contains shower gel (60ml), body butter (50ml), body polish (75ml), soap (100g) and lip balm (10ml), all housed in a strawberry heart-shaped tin. This is a definite crowd pleaser.

Voluspa Floraison gift set ($89.95) is a delight to the senses for any candle connoisseur. There are six hand-poured elegant candles, excellently scented and housed in ornate petite Moroccan tea-style glasses. The candles are of natural coconut and apricot wax and the collection comes in a gold-embossed box – c’est magnifique.

BeauTy ScriBe The Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Bliss Pack ($9.99) contains Cocoa Butter Lotion (250ml), body butter (40g) and Dark Choc/ Peppermint Lip Butter (10g.) This pack shows that you don’t have to break the bank to pamper mum.

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“She blends vintage with designer pieces and has a wardrobe full of Cameo, which perfectly complements it all. She takes risk with her fashion and is always experimenting with her look.” Cameo is stocked around the globe – including ASOS, Harvey Nichols London and Myer as well as Nordstrom. It’s great exposure for an emerging designer to have her pieces dotted around the world. Forth is a fan of Alexander Wang for his quality and minimalist approach, admires Sydney label Lover for its balance of mature and playful and keeps Lana Del Rey and Bon Iver’s latest albums close to her heart. She loves vintage furniture shopping on weekends and says if you want to stay streets ahead this winter you need maroon, red and teal in your wardrobe. But it’s the silver train cape that is a winner (the style is already big with celebrities overseas – yes, Gwyneth Paltrow wore a cape dress at the Oscars this year) and it will certainly have people talking about your own cameo appearance. \ jrocca@theweeklyreview.com.au

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athryn Forth is the designer behind the uber-chic label Cameo – one of four owned by Australian Fashion Labels, which also manages Finders Keepers, Keepsake and Grace & Favour. When she landed the role as designer in 2010, Forth was studying medicine at university and making clothes on the side under her own label. She was always intrigued by fashion but wasn’t quite sure how she would make it fit in her everyday life. “My family has always emphasised the importance of study and a stable profession,” says Forth, who was born in the Barossa Valley, where her parents run a farm and vineyard. “I think they were sceptical when I decided to leave a career in medicine to pursue fashion design. However, after seeing the huge success of Cameo they couldn’t be more proud and relieved.” There’s a real buzz about Cameo’s autumn/winter 2012 season. The collection is split into two themes. Forth was inspired by David Bowie’s alter ego Ziggy Stardust for The Golden Years range – this eclectic collection is all about bold ’70s glam and statement pieces. Then there’s The Garden State – where feminine chic is all about digital prints and cut-out skirts and shirts for an urban warrior look. “The Golden Years comes from Bowie’s 1975 single and the collection’s styling emulates Bowie’s eccentric make-up and costuming during this period of his career,” says Forth. “The fabrication including sheers and subtle metallic shades that reflect Bowie’s exploration of futuristic and space-related ideas in his songwriting.” Where The Golden Years is star-spangled and music-obsessed, The Garden State is all about being feminine and earthy. There’s mini shift dresses with bold orchid prints that soften up against neutral tones of sand and beige and lots of sweet lilacs and pinks, too. Forth has added longline matte silk jackets and floor-length capes for ’80s-inspired romance. Flower-inspired bulbous skirts, tailored cut-out shirts and structured dresses add to the collection’s hip outfits that are squarely aimed at the fashionable 20-something. “The collection embodies delicateness, with a shard of edge that fluidly transcends any seasonal wardrobe,” says Forth. When it comes to understanding her core audience, Forth offers the following insight: “The Cameo girl is highly creative and individual. She is addicted to blogs and fashion. She shops on her lunch breaks and when at work is internet shopping behind her emails.

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t’s December, 2007, London’s upper-middle class is on the march and the real-estate prices in Pepys Road near Clapham Common are starting to soar. At the start of his new novel, Capital, John Lanchester observes that “having a house in Pepys Road was like being in a casino in which you were guaranteed to be a winner. If you already lived there, you were rich. If you wanted to move there, you had to be rich.” Lanchester is a former London Review of Books staffer and the author of Whoops! Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay, a highly engaging and no-nonsense summary of the 2008-09 financial crisis. He had started his fictional story about affluent London when Whoops! intervened, and although it took him away from his imaginary Pepys Road, the 2010 book certainly broadened his thinking about the economic meltdown. Lanchester’s London is a brittle place, and even Pepys Road, with its £1 million-plus homes and genteel environs, is not immune to the great divides between rich and poor, the injustices of the law-and-order system, loneliness and the unrelenting pressure to compete with one’s brother, neighbour, workmate, boss. At 51 Pepys Road we meet 40-year-old banker Roger Yount, his spendaholic wife Arabella, and their two children. With ongoing renovations to Pepys Road, two

nannies, various decorators and gardeners, holidays in Europe, restaurant bills, five-year-old Conrad’s Westminster Under School fees, Arabella’s “frock money” and a host of other expenses, Roger is praying that his Christmas bonus hits a million quid. Opposite the Yountsis Petunia Howe, an 82-year-old widow who has lived in the same house all her life.

Petunia’s days are spent tending her flower garden and looking out the window to watch a neighbourhood where people no longer talk to one another. Further along the road are Freddy Kamo, the teenage football star from Senegal, and his father, Patrick; Zbigniew, the Polish migrant who is trying to save enough money to return home a wealthy hero; and Smitty, a regular visitor to the street and an artist whose work has taken London by storm. And watching over their vehicles is Quentina, the Zimbabwean traffic warden who lives in fear of being deported. The street’s rhythm is disturbed when each household one day receives a postcard in the mail with the simple but disturbing message: “We Want What You Have’’. Who would want my life, wonders the lonely Petunia. What can it mean, asks Ahmed Kamal, who owns the corner store and works 16-hour days. As the postcard campaign continues, the residents begin to reflect more deeply on what it is they have – and what it is they really long for. Capital is a story about our time. It has humour, energy, and wit. And although unlikely to be one of those generation-defining books such as Tom Wolfe’s 1987 masterpiece The Bonfire of the Vanities, Capital will make its contemporary audience twitch uncomfortably. A good thing. \ cperkin@theweeklyreview.com.au

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This new fly-on-the-wall doco from the UK is quite wonderfully despicable. Based around a prestigious modelling agency, the show is packed with the sort of deluded, self-important drama queens that make for great entertainment — while making you grateful that you don’t have to work with them. There’s lots of big talk and creative swearing (in the first 20 seconds alone) and a constant sense of high-stakes drama, even if precious little is ever actually at stake. The cast might be composed of fashion stereotypes — the cruel matriarch, the bitchy booker who tells an aspiring model she’s “way too short” – but they’re appealingly awful. Sulky 30-year-old teenager Annie is a particular favourite. Constantly seeking attention, she tries wearing her contact lenses back to front to see if they’re a better fit and tearfully rambles on about her “issues” while a disinterested colleague reads a book. All the talk of grooming young girls feels slightly unsavoury, but then the young models seem far more grounded than the fashion veterans. India, sent to a New York fashion show at 16, is having a wobble about committing to the world of modelling. Looking at the characters that inhabit it, we can understand her hesitation. \

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“We love that the kids’ friends live in the neighbourhood.” Clockwise from above: Heart of the home: Cate Boots at the island bench. Formalities: The sitting room-cum-library. Tom’s room: Work and play space. Georgia’s room: Bedhead by The House With The Red Door.

“We still laugh at the havoc created when my girlfriend decided we could not spend one night in the house with the old lace curtains,” says Cate. Caught with one foot on the balustrade and one leg stretched out to the windowsill in an attempt to rip down the curtains, her friend found herself stuck and spreadeagled across the stairwell. “Fortunately her husband was tall enough to reach up and hoist her off,” says Cate, laughing.

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ainting walls and woodwork in Antique White USA laid the foundation for the makeover. Carpets were replaced with natural seagrass sisal and shutters replaced curtains. Cate was adamant the porcelain sink, located next to the main bedroom, be removed, adding “it was doing nothing to create an inviting ambience to the room”. Not content with off-the-shelf floor stains, Cate developed her own mix and had the floors stripped back and hand rubbed with a bespoke stain from Porter’s Paints. The mix contained two thirds nut brown and one third Track Namdji, a grey stain. It was then sealed with a matt finish to achieve an aged patina. The renovation – which included moving walls to open up living spaces and create more room for bedrooms, offices and playrooms – was finished two years ago. A new kitchen, internal laundry and bathrooms were also priorities; however, it is the size and scale of the open-plan living, kitchen and dining areas that Cate feels are the most successful elements. The large Belgian-linen-upholstered sofas with plumped cushions in green and taupe beckon guests to take a seat and devour Cate’s “design-book addiction”. continues » P29 APRIL 25, 2012 \ The weekly review 27


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Considering the generous timber-and-steel coffee tables laden with candles and books – covering everything from Belgian design, Hamptons-style living and Martha Stewart entertaining – it is obvious where Cate goes for much of her inspiration. In the corner of the living room, a driftwood table houses a collection of green, ceramic birds found on various travels, mixed with a few new arrivals stocked in the shop. Taking in the views of the pool, the family come together for meals around the worn oak table that Cate originally sourced for the shop. Eames Eiffel chairs border the table, successfully adding a contemporary element to the classically styled room. The artworks are a mix of contemporary artists stocked through the shop. The pieces add visual interest, with works by David Bromley, and Marisse Maas creating interesting textural vignettes. Black-and-white charcoal etchings were found on a business trip to Paris and were hastily bought and packaged on the street to get them home to take pride of place in the main bedroom.

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lbert Dadon sits opposite me at Bakini Restaurant (he owns it) – a modern Australian-Italian-style eatery at 568 St Kilda Road. It might be new to the culinary scene, but Dadon is not. Sure, he’s a restaurant owner and an accomplished jazz musician who has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM), but he’s also the hottest entrepreneur around when it comes to developing our city. Dressed in a black suit and black shirt and looking more like a jazz crooner than a businessman, Dadon is working on several projects at once. These include the recently completed Rhapsody (where Bakini can be found on the ground floor) and Art on the Park – at 350-360 William Street, where a laneway jazz club, residential and serviced apartments and a retail precinct and will dominate the corner opposite the Flagstaff Gardens. The Ubertas Group, of which Dadon is the executive chairman, worked with award-winning architect Karl Fender on these projects, who is known for his vision when it comes to iconic apartment towers (Fender also did the Republic Tower 10 years ago). So far, Rhapsody has sold 160 of its 168 apartments – many with views

of St Kilda Road, Port Phillip Bay and Albert Park. Renowned jazz musician James Morrison has bought a one-bedroom apartment. For 54-year-old Dadon, life appears to travel in the fast lane – always has. But if you imagine him to be frantic or lacking concentration as a result, you’re wrong. This guy is all about attention to detail and is as gentlemanly as it gets in this big cash-flow business. He’s well dressed and we can’t help but be waltzed by his French accent. Dadon sees no reason to hide he wasn’t university educated, declaring himself self-taught. It’s the combination of drive, knowing the right people in high places and luck that plays a huge part in his business. He’s not a name dropper, carefully chooses his words, and you’d hardly believe this gentle soul holds a black belt in Korean martial arts. Born in a coastal city of Morocco called Kenitra – which is near the capital of Rabat – he lived there until his family relocated to France when he was 10. “I did all of my schooling in France,” he says. Long before he started the Ubertas Group in 2007, Dadon tried his hand at various jobs, from clothing manufacturing in France to building a successful public company, an online trading system he sold in 2001.

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He started as a sales representative in Lyon at 19 – on the basis that it was the quickest way to make money from commissions and move onto the next best thing. He had the whiz-bang idea to manufacture ladies’ blouses (it was the ’80s – women needed something chic underneath their shoulder-padded suits), found himself a manufacturer in Toulouse and built up a business that employed more than 300 women sewing at once. By the time he came to Australia at the age of 27, Dadon had tried his luck at manufacturing but the population wasn’t big enough to allow a lucrative financial outcome. “It was around this time I went back to France

Fine fare: Bakini (above) is Albert Dadon’s restaurant. Cool look: Dadon (left) always dresses sharply. (SupplieD)

and I no longer felt at home there or at home in would have stopped lending to my clients. It could Australia,” he says. “When you immigrate countries have been a real flip of the coin and I would have it is difficult. I was ambivalent. It was a strange time been crying.” for me. Instead, it’s all smiles at his penthouse office on “Funnily enough, I don’t ask myself where am I Queens Road overlooking Albert Park Lake. In going to be by a certain point in my life. I am not that property circles, he’s the guy with a view – both strategic, but I very much believe in randomness and literally and metaphorically – but in the music scene know how to manage it. What happens in my he’s known as Albare. life does so by chance, and it’s what you do with When you walk into Dadon’s office, it’s not the chance that makes the difference. You have to work floor-to-ceiling views that grab you (OK, maybe a hard, but just because you work hard doesn’t mean little) but the wall of original vinyl records from jazz you will succeed. Success comes because of history’s finest – including Dizzy Gillespie – many mother luck.” signed by the artists themselves. Once Art on The Park opens it will “My great-cousin started the jazz festival “Success have tongues wagging. An impressive in the south of France (Jazz a Juan) in the comes because ’40s and these records belonged to him,” 2527-square metre two-tower building of mother is being constructed and will house says Dadon, who was the chairman of the up to 256 apartments. Together with Melbourne Jazz Festival in the early 2000s. luck.” Fender, the new site is all about reminding “His wife started selling them for next to Melburnians that we are the fashion capital nothing after he died two years ago, and when I – with foyers in the lobbies of each respective heard this I asked her to ship them to me. I tried to tower to be decorated by the likes of fashion designer donate them to the jazz society for their archives but Akira Isogawa, Dinosaur Designs, Bernabei Freeman they had no room. I thought displaying them would (we love the chic lighting) and Greg Natale Design (a be a fantastic way of keeping vinyl and jazz music Sydney-based interior-design business). alive,” he says. It’s been more than a decade since Dadon bought You quickly learn that music is what drives Dadon the site. The Singer Lane project may not get under – and while he’s composed himself a colourful career way until 2015 but, once operational, will be a slick in property, he’s saving the jazziest for a national tour jazz corner for those who love everything from acid with his band International Travel Diary, who will jazz to free-form jazz. be playing songs from his sixth studio album, titled “Nobody can predict what the economy will be Long Way. \ JANE ROCCA like at time of settlement, especially these days,” jrocca@theweeklyreview.com.au says Dadon, who admits he’s done with Melbourne development and is now looking at Sydney. » www.ubertas.com.au “Given my projects were all happening when the » www.artonthepark.com.au Greek economy was on the verge of collapse, I don’t » www.bakinirestaurant.com.au know what I would have done if international banks

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systems we now have in place save us when another big for Melbourne and the environment,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ideally, dry sets in? our association would like to see uniform national More importantly, have we learnt our Futurology 101 legislation on new home environmental standards and, lessons and made the most of the manna thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s of course, a rainwater tank on every new home that been falling from heaven over the past two is built.â&#x20AC;? drought-free years? Great idea for new home owners, but what about all â&#x20AC;&#x153;The drought was a big stimulus for existing homes to the homes and apartment blocks already built that canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t put in rainwater tanks to protect gardens, and various fit tanks â&#x20AC;Ś what about all that good water from their rebates around Australia have helped,â&#x20AC;? says Rainwater rooftops just running down the drains? Harvesting Association of Australia (RHAA) What sort of governance divides communities chairman Colin Nash. into â&#x20AC;&#x153;haves and have-notsâ&#x20AC;? along water-saving Have we But, as the drought has receded, Nash says lines? Less than good governance, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the learnt our the discretionary use of rainwater tanks has summation of the Productivity Commissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s declined dramatically, and the imperative report on Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s urban water sector. Futurology to build-in better domestic water security â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Australian, state and territory 101 has dissipated in the backwash of Victoriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s governments should cease providing lessons? decision to desalinate seawater off the South subsidies for water, waste water and stormwater Gippsland coast. infrastructure,â&#x20AC;? the commissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s August 2011 Nash says the Victorian legislation for new buildings, report recommends. which offers a choice of either solar hot-water systems or â&#x20AC;&#x153;In recent times, the urban water sector has faced smart-water solutions, has also watered down this stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drought, growing populations and ageing assets. tank uptake results alongside those of our neighbours in Governments have largely responded with prolonged New South Wales. and severe water restrictions and investments in â&#x20AC;&#x153;In particular, NSWsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; BASICs legislation has been a desalination capacity,â&#x20AC;? the report states. great driver for the adoption of rainwater harvesting on â&#x20AC;&#x153;The costs to consumers and the community have virtually every new home in that state,â&#x20AC;? he says. been large. Water restrictions are likely to have cost in â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Victorian five-star, and now six-star, excess of a billion dollars per year (nationally) from the home-building legislation has been far less successful lost value of consumption alone.â&#x20AC;? due to the choice available between installing a solar Put another way, water authorities, aka state hot-water system or a rainwater tank to achieve the governments, are revenue negative on two counts: they star rating.â&#x20AC;? have been subsidising water tanks and losing out as Nash says the RHAA continues to urge the people consume less mains supplies as a result of having Victorian government to change its tank water available. legislation to support installation of The Productivity Commission report continues: both solar hot water and rainwater â&#x20AC;&#x153;Inefficient supply augmentation in Melbourne tanks in new homes. and Perth, for example, could cost consumers and â&#x20AC;&#x153;This would be a great thing communities up to $4.2 billion over 20 years.

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Attention to detail the key developing our city \ Qinross is involved in every step of building a client’s dream home.

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fter speaking with clients and visiting their site, Frank Bilotta can fully visualise a client’s new home and landscaping down to fine details. As director of Qinross, a boutique design and luxury home builder, this skill makes him an invaluable partner for clients. Bilotta’s design expertise is borne out of wide-ranging experience over 20 years in the building industry, including the past 15 years developing Qinross and building up a talented team that offers a full town-planning design, architectural and landscape design and complete construction service. “I set out to build a company that was sustainable and offered a fair service to clients. To be up front with clients, not just in a monetary sense but also making sure you provide the best possible design,” Bilotta says. “You have to ask the right questions, listen to them and interpret their needs and lifestyle into a new home that will suit them. You have to understand them.” With increasing land values in maturing areas, Bilotta says clients see the value in knocking down existing houses to build a personalised home. “We are building larger luxury homes of a higher quality. Clients are looking for attention to detail. Our business is personalised and our clients deal directly with me, and I am across everything in their design and their build.” Bilotta’s design skills, attention to detail and respect

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for his clients are regularly praised by the people who welcome visitors and lend a sense of a home established engage his services. for generations. The generous foyer leads the eye Professional couple Malindi and Aseem moved into through to bushland views and an elegant staircase their European provincial home just over a year ago spirals to the upper floor. and regard it as much “Frank’s house” as their own. The From the foyer a central gathering area opens onto couple wanted a home that would provide intimate travertine terraces and flows off to the left into spaces as well as be suitable for entertaining. a ground-floor family room and stunning After seeing country houses in France and the kitchen with adjoining butler’s “Frank … provincial UK, they knew exactly what they wanted. pantry. Flowing to the right is the formal added a lot “We spoke to quite a few custom builders living area. The river white-granite kitchen of value to and found they were not really listening to us. benchtops, copper vegetable sink and bespoke our ideas.” Then we came across Qinross and they came rangehood design are all testament to Qinross to us and we were able to sit down and talk and quality. The four-bedroom, three-bathroom be heard. house includes an expansive library and Malindi says Bilotta was able to help them upper-floor family room overlooking the staircase understand what would work and, conversely, void, lit by a round roof light and feature lighting. what wouldn’t: “We originally wanted an English Located in a special bushland area, Qinross was able conservatory but he persuaded us it would be highly to help the couple negotiate their home design through unsuitable in the Australian climate. local planning laws and overlays without compromising “Having a builder who can design makes a big their original dream. difference. We wanted a home that was European Young professionals Judi and Roy were embarking on provincial externally with a horseshoe flow of their first home build and knew they wanted a French entertaining rooms internally. Frank understood what provincial home. After speaking to and researching we wanted and added a lot of value to our ideas.” custom builders, they came across Qinross. Stepping through Malindi and Aseem’s handmade “We were set on French provincial from the Victorian ash front doors, the design, quality and beginning and we shopped around for builders for quite detail of the interior uphold the Qinross reputation. a while. Some builders don’t actually meet the people Warm tones of dark-stained wide European oak floors they design and build for, but when we met Frank and


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Qinross we discovered it was very different. We saw Frank’s ad for his display home in Balwyn and went to see the home and fell in love with it. Then we met him and pretty much decided this was what we wanted. “It was so different working with Frank. We weren’t talking to a sales consultant, we were talking to him, and he was going to design and build our house for us. Frank was able to understand us and suggest what would suit us and what we might like. Frank said let me draw it for you. And when we saw it, we said yes immediately – it was just what we wanted.” Their new house looks at home in an established leafy street with similarly sized houses around it. The 52-square (483 square metres) home includes four bedrooms, a study, three bathrooms and powder room, an undercover entertainment zone and a double garage. Light-stained American oak floors give a fresh and airy feel, stepping through a wide hall with formal living and dining rooms and study leading off. Past the stairs, the house opens out into a bright, contemporary family living zone with a modern kitchen with waterfall island bench, meals area and family living. A large picture window lights up the kitchen, with the meals area opening out through bi-fold doors onto a covered terrace. At the top of the stairs is space for a family living area, which leads off to several bedrooms, including the capacious main suite with walk-in wardrobe and en suite. Roy and Judi are delighted with their new home and simply finish the conversation with: “Frank is very special.”. \ LIZ McLACHLAN lmclachlan@theweeklyreview.com.au Qinross, Suite 1, 131 Bulleen Road, Balwyn North 9859 4988 \ 0412 249 459 info@qinross.com.au » www.qinross.com.au

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ward-winning architect Peter McIntyre has transformed what he describes as a “wreck of a house” into a brilliant family home with light-filled open-plan living – all within metres of busy High Street. Yet the house and garden are incredibly private. The deck, which extends on the northern and eastern sides of the house, is wide, warm and welcoming. It steps down to a bluestone-paved undercover outdoor dining area with its own open fireplace. A pergola and the boundary planted with deciduous Manchurian pear trees means that the living/kitchen/family hub is sunny in winter but shaded and cool in summer. “It was just a small Victorian wreck of a house with a lot of ramshackle rubbish on the back, so we demolished that and rebuilt, keeping the front four rooms and the front verandah,” says McIntyre. “The brief is always the same. People want three bedrooms, a minimum of two bathrooms and a big

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open-plan family living room and kitchen with all the service areas.” This house, renovated and extended six years ago, is spectacular. Beyond the double-fronted caffe latte-coloured painted timber façade are the typical four front rooms off the central hall. In this case, three bedrooms and a sitting room or perhaps a fourth bedroom. The main bedroom and its en suite, with white-and-mocha-tiled finishes, have french doors leading to a northern courtyard. Interiors feature plantation shutters, polished floorboards in the hall and living areas and deep chocolate-brown carpet in the bedrooms and study. The big open-plan extension at the end of the central hall is commonplace, but you are caught by surprise with a slight turn in the hall before the vast-open plan area comes into view. The architect has made great use of the space by putting the kitchen and family area together and the dining zone and another living area on the other side of


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great flow with real depth Forty-five groups of people flocked through the door at this landmark Prahran house when it opened for the first time last weekend. They loved the open-plan area at the back, the flow of the rooms, the layout and were drawn to the depth of the garden, said selling agent Andrew McCann.

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“But I’ve got a new saying now: ‘I’ve got one foot in the grave and the other one on a banana skin’.” Despite the self-deprecation, McIntyre’s hands are still firmly on the drawing board. During his long and illustrious career, the architect, who is emeritus professor of architecture at the University of Melbourne, has won a swag of awards. They include the Royal Australian Institute of Architects Gold Medal in 1990; the Robin Boyd Medal in 1983 for the most outstanding domestic work in Australia; and the Royal Australian Institute of Architects Sir Zelman Cowen Medal in 1987. From the Bruny Island resort development in Tasmania to public buildings and private homes, McIntyre never stops injecting his great gusto for life and talent into every project. Which is lucky for all Victorians, and especially for the next owners of 25 Highbury Grove Prahran. \ mharris@theweeklyreview.com.au

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the room. Bi-fold doors open two sides of this room to the deck to create great indoor-outdoor living areas. The kitchen features thick CaesarStone benchtops, in the island bench and the bench along the window. Timber drawers and cabinets have bold stainless steel handles and a wall of cabinets includes an integrated fridge, pantry and a door that leads to the pantry and laundry. When closed, this door creates a very clean, streamlined wall. Anyone who is familiar with McIntyre’s work will know his love of open fireplaces. Here it is a gas version, but the principle of sitting by the fire and watching the flames flicker is the same. To get the real thing, you need to be outside in the undercover dining area, where real wood is burnt in the fireplace. McIntyre, 85, is one of the doyens of architecture in Melbourne. This year he celebrates his 60th year in practice. “I’m like Rumpole of the Bailey, I take any job that comes along and adapt to the situation,” he says.

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In the roll call of Camberwell’s streets, Broadway must surely come near the top. With magnificent brick period houses on large blocks, it is the place to go for heritage character and gorgeous surrounds. These properties are tightly held – and for good reason. They are big, solid-brick family homes, within a few minutes of Burke Road and close to schools, shops and transport. Caversham, built c1902, has only had four owners, including the vendors who have lived here for 32 years. Beneath the slate roof, the red-brick façade has a verandah trimmed with cast-iron lace and colourful stained-glass windows at the front door. The wide entry hall, with central arch, leads to a series

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of bedrooms and the formal sitting room. All have high, embellished ceilings and open fireplaces with polished timber mantelpieces. The majestic formal dining room has floor-to-ceiling windows looking out to the garden. Renovations some years ago included an en suite and walk-in wardrobe for the main bedroom and a big kitchen/ family/meals extension. While this may be in need of updating, this space has good, strong features, including floor-to-ceiling timber cabinets. Some people look only at houses with a north-facing backyard, and this is one. The level back garden has plenty of room for entertaining and children’s play. A double garage and workshop are entered from a right-of-way at the rear of the property. \ mARIA hARRIS

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south yarra Elegance and grandeur abound in this 1930s mansion designed by the society architect of the day, Marcus Martin. Set metres from Fawkner Park and a short stroll to the Royal Botanic Gardens, this Georgian-style residence has a circular driveway and sits on 962 square metres of lush surrounding gardens. A solid, timber-panelled door opens to the entry foyer with herringbone parquetry and a chandelier. Every room has different decorative cornices and its own distinct style. The family room leads to an office, which could be another entertainment space as there is also a large fitted study nearby. The living room features an open fireplace and has, alongside the adjoining sunroom, picturesque garden views. A formal dining room has velvet wallpaper and an open fireplace. Here, doors also lead to the sunroom, which was a later addition. The kitchen with stainless steel appliances opens to the outdoors, where enormous ornamental pear trees frame the manicured gardens designed by Paul Bangay. With plenty of space, you can dine at the many paved areas or picnic on the lawn terrace near the indoor pool. Upstairs, the main bedroom has silk curtains and an open fireplace. There are five other bedrooms. The central bedroom features its own dressing room, formerly a balcony. A tiled art-deco bathroom is a delight and nearby is a second bathroom. \ MICHELLE OSTROW ZUKERMAN

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Glenwood Homes has just completed this French provincial house in a quiet cul de sac. Excellent craftsmanship and luxury finishes are throughout. Walnut-stained European oak parquetry floors gleam and crisp, white walls reflect abundant natural light. The openplan formal sitting and dining rooms feature thick wool carpet and a cosy gas fireplace and marble mantel. The kitchen features a textured marble island bench, the latest Miele appliances, a wine fridge and butler’s pantry. Doors from the kitchen and family room lead to a north-facing back garden with a pool and bluestone-paved dining area. Upstairs, the main bedroom suite has a fitted timber walkin wardrobe with a mirrored vanity. The en suite has square basins and a matching bath plus a large open shower. One bedroom has pool views and a nearby bathroom, while two more bedrooms have en suites. Through french doors is a media/lounge room. \ MICHELLE OSTROW ZUKERMAN

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This may be one of two three-level executive residences, yet the only common land is a central driveway. Sandstone is the theme, with feature tiles accenting the exterior as well as pavers in the gardens. The terraced front garden leads to the entry, where the extensive use of parquetry is apparent. A study has street views and stairs lead down to a multi-use space plus a three-car garage. On the ground floor, concertina doors lead off the dining room to a side garden. The kitchen has white cabinetry with CaesarStone benchtops and stainless steel Blanco appliances. The family room also has concertina doors that open to a large sandstone terrace. Upstairs, the main bedroom has a lounge area, street views and large walk-in wardrobe opposite a marble en suite. A sitting area-cumrumpus room divides the other two bedrooms, both with built-in wardrobes. Another marble bathroom is opposite a wall of built-in cupboards. \ MICHELLE OSTROW ZUKERMAN

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2 Vickery Street, Malvern East ................................................................. Price: $1.3 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 12 at 10.30am .................................................................

472 Whitehorse Road, Surrey Hills ................................................................. Price: $1.1 million - $1.2 million ................................................................. Auction Saturday April 28 at 3pm .................................................................

1 Water Street, Camberwell ................................................................. Price: $1 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 5 at 10.30am .................................................................

The appeal of genuine four-bedroom-plusstudy, three-bathroom flexibility in a single-level format defines this engaging double-fronted Victorian situated close to Lloyd Street Primary School. Let's eat lunch @ Servery & Spoon, 137-139 Waverley Road Let's eat dinner @ L'Olivo, 171 Waverley Road Let's drink coffee @ Coffee & Soul, 126 Burke Road

This brand-new semi-detached residence offers three levels of exceptional luxury with four bedrooms, four bathrooms, study, multiple living areas, a high-gloss kitchen, outdoor deck and an automatic garage with turntable. Let's eat lunch @ Meg's Cafe, 266 Whitehorse Road Let's eat dinner @ Il Sogno, 512 Whitehorse Road Let's drink coffee @ Cook Book Kitchen, 116 Union Road

A picket fence, pretty garden and quiet tree-lined street form the backdrop for this picture-perfect Californian bungalow. Enviably tucked away in the leafy Golf Links Estate precinct. Let's eat lunch @ Red Robyn, 393 Camberwell Road Let's eat dinner @ Kenji, 10/1405-1411 Toorak Road Let's drink coffee @ Fordham´s Milk Bar, 116-118 Fordham Avenue

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brighton Built just over a year ago, this single-level James Rigney-designed house exemplifies the delicate balance between elegance and functionality. It was the driving motivation of the vendor and the architect to create a house that included magnificent spaces with simple lines and colours without compromising individual privacy. What has resulted are towering 3.8-metre ceilings that are given further depth by dark timber floors, subtle lighting and zoned living areas that soak up the natural light from the north and east. The main bedroom is accompanied by a walk-in wardrobe and double-vanity en suite, while the remaining three large bedrooms have built-in wardrobes. One of the key aspects of the house is the sleek cabinetry throughout, which leaves each space uninterrupted by protruding fixtures. Very sharp. The kitchen, living and dining area is immense. CaesarStone benchtops and Miele appliances overlook spectacular views of the pool and timber decking. Featuring a lavish main bathroom with stone benchtops, a butler’s pantry, and a stylish fireplace that heats the house in minutes, there is simply nothing left to be desired. “When you sit at the dining table in the evening, you can literally watch the sun set over the neighbouring backyards. It is really a spectacular space,” says the vendor. Typifying Brighton’s standard of living and design, it is clear that modesty and taste were the two main influences when this house was built. \ EDDIE MORTON

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Mister Nice Guy is a welcome addition to the competitive cupcake landscape. Everything made by husband-and-wife duo Lucas Cook and Deb Kantor is fair trade, dairy-free, egg-free, kosher and mostly organic with gluten-free options. With more than 42 flavours to select from, it is no wonder everything is sold out each day. Everything is baked on site in the morning and customers can order, given 72 hours’ notice. But don’t let the dairy-free tag turn you off. The American-style creamy frosting and soft, spongy cake is simply heaven. \

For 40 years Parvaneh Jamshidi and her husband Ahmad have been importing the finest nuts, spices and dried fruits. There are five different apricots to choose from, organic mulberries and barberries, glass-eyed figs, pears and oranges and so much more. If you have a Middle-Eastern recipe, Iranian-born Parvaneh is happy to help you select the perfect ingredients to give it that authentic touch. Also on offer are exclusive imported saffron that can’t be found anywhere else, Persian fairy floss, rose petals and traditional Turkish delight. \

Fresh, homemade pasta and sauce, just like nonna used to make, is produced out the back every day. Thirty-five different ravioli variations rotate weekly. However, the crowd favourites, spinach and ricotta and the pumpkin, are always available. If you feel like fresh linguine, gnocchi or pappardelle, there is homemade bolognaise, puttanesca or napoli to accompany it, and olives, dips and tapenade. For those looking for a truly traditional Italian meal, make sure you buy one of the three-year old parmesan reggiano blocks to grate on top of your steaming bowl of fresh pasta. \

When it comes to perfecting a Thai green papaya salad or Vietnamese pho soup, Lee’s Asian Grocery has it sorted. Husband and wife Min Su and Kin Lin have been providing tips and tricks since 1981 to help Melburnians replicate a variety of international dishes. It’s renowned for selling hard-to-find Asian herbs such as Thai coriander, shisho and rice-paddy herbs. Every Asian cuisine is catered for, from Indian to Malaysian to Japanese, in addition to frozen goods. However, a visit isn’t complete unless some of Min Su’s homemade Chinese dumplings are added at checkout. \

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3186

mont albert

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WOODARDS, 9894 1000 131 Windsor Crescent Price: $750,000 + Auction: April 28 at 11am

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Built in 1914, this single-level Edwardian house has all the advantages of an older home with the potential to become much, more. Located in the coveted suburb of Mont Albert, its charming façade is matched with high ceilings, opulent period decoration and a generous floor plan. Three large bedrooms, two bathrooms and an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area complete the interior before stepping out to the backyard, which is said to be more than half of the overall block size. Above all else, however, this is an opportunity for a charming renovation, which could fuse the old with the new and bring its century-old personality up to date. The north-facing block assures any future additions will bask in natural light, while the generous land size also offers enough space for a pool. With some of Melbourne’s most elite schools in the area and Canterbury Road, Balwyn and Box Hill shopping just minutes away, the location speaks for itself. \ EDDIE MORTON

Marshall White 9822 9999 3

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Kay & Burton Hawthorn 8862 8000 3

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51a William Street, Brighton ................................................................. Price: $1.9 million + ................................................................. Auction Thursday May 3 at 6.30pm .................................................................

5/499 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn ................................................................. Price: $750,000 + ................................................................. Auction Saturday April 28 at 1pm .................................................................

Created with a passion for form and function, few Brighton houses have the architectural credentials, precision build and deluxe finishes that make this a stateof-the-art oasis. Chris Connell is hailed as one of Australia's finest architects. Let's eat lunch @ Bossy Boots, 106 Bay Street Let's eat dinner @ A Mano, 415 Bay Street Let's drink coffee @ Tuccibrown, 268 Bay Street

Set in the private Rosehill Court Estate c1928, this renovated art-deco apartment offers living and dining rooms with OFP, three bedrooms, a modern kitchen, central bathroom, laundry, private landscaped front garden and secure parking for two. Let's eat lunch @ Samurai, 804 Glenferrie Road Let's eat dinner @ Lulo, 798 Glenferrie Road Let's drink coffee @ Depot de Pain, 616 Glenferrie Road

postcode

3127


POSTCODE

3123

Noel Jones Camberwell 9809 2000 2

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5/120 Victoria Road, Hawthorn East ................................................................. Price: $400,000 - $440,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 5 at 1pm .................................................................

POSTCODE

3123

Jellis Craig 9810 5000 5

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29 Mayston Street, Hawthorn East ................................................................. Price: $1.7 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday April 28 at 12.30pm .................................................................

balwyn This bright two-bedroom apartment's generous living/dining areas, inviting balcony and kitchen reveal appealing proportions while heating/refridge cooling keeps comfort levels constant. Close to Camberwell Junction. Allocated parking. Let's eat lunch @ Geebung, 85 Auburn Road Let's eat dinner @ Amici's, 726 Burke Road Let's drink coffee @ Coffee Max, 742 Burke Road

This instantly appealing Edwardian family residence features a generous, recently refurbished interior comprising five bedrooms, a stylish bathroom, laundry and formal sitting plus an expansive northfacing living/entertainment domain. Let's eat lunch @ Porgie & Mrs Jones, 291 Auburn Road Let's eat dinner @ Sofia's, 857 Burke Road Let's drink coffee @ Replete Providore, 302 Barkers Road

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Within walking distance to Balwyn High School, this large family house has an excellent floor plan. A stacked-stone faรงade leads to an entry with parquetry floors. Off here, the spacious open-plan formal sitting and dining rooms have grey feature walls. Step down to the casual meals area, where an urn water feature can be seen through a large picture window. Opposite is the kitchen with speckled CaesarStone benchtops, taupe cabinetry and Blanco stainless steel appliances. The family room has a CaesarStone bench with timber cabinets on either side of a Heat & Glo fireplace. French doors lead outside to a partially covered dining area and gardens. Upstairs, the main bedroom has street views and a balcony. Past a walkin fitted timber wardrobe is a large, luxurious tiled en suite with a white and chocolate-coloured vanity, square basins and a large open shower. Three other good-sized bedrooms all feature built-in wardrobes and share a CaesarStone bathroom with a bath. \ MICHELLE OSTROW ZUKERMAN

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3103

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JELLIS CRAIG, 9831 2800 27 Norbert Street Price: $1.8 million + Auction: April 28 at 2pm

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The location is enough to lure a bid from anyone attending the auction, but this two-storey townhouse is as suave and versatile as it is perfectly situated. It is just a stroll to Chapel Street and Commercial and Toorak roads. Timber floors run throughout the ground level to the marble benchtop kitchen with Miele appliances and butler’s pantry. The lounge has a contemporary stone fireplace and bi-fold doors that lead to a paved courtyard to make a spacious entertainment space. Little quirks such as a patterned feature wall, a step-up and step-down bridge between the main bedroom and en suite and a slightly angled hallway all add to its modish charisma. While the main bedroom has a private balcony and walk-in wardrobe, the other two bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and share an opulent main bathroom with gold-tiled bathtub. Although this house perfect for young professionals, families will also find its versatility, privacy and quietness an appealing option for an inner-city base. \ eddie morton

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GreG HoCKinG WindoW, 9804 7336 3a Cliff Street Price: $1.4 million – $1.5 million Auction: April 28 at 2.30pm

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RT Edgar Toorak 9826 1000 4

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Bennison Mackinnon 9864 5000 2-3

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noeL JoneS, 9885 3333 11 muswell Hill Price: $975,000 + Auction: April 28 at 10am

This lovely clinker-brick house will perfectly suit the needs of a family. The carport and garage are in front of the house, creating a covered walkway to the wooden front door. The front section of the house contains two bedrooms with built-in wardrobes and an en suite. They branch off from a cosy lounge area that has a gas fireplace. Through the hallway the option is presented to go upstairs to the two bedrooms and study area or downstairs to the kitchen and living space. The kitchen bucks the beige colour palette that is adopted throughout, featuring bottlegreen granite benchtops and tiles. An informal meals area is nestled between the lounge and kitchen. A door at the bottom of the stairs leads up to the huge cellar/storage area under the elevated section of the house. The north-westfacing backyard contains towering, leafy trees, providing excellent protection from Melbourne’s unpredictable weather. It has the potential to be landscaped and could fit a pool or spa, but is fine as is. \ eLiZABetH AniLe

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3146

POSTCODE

3127

Jellis Craig 9810 5000 4

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39a Tyrone Street, South Yarra ................................................................. Price: P.O.A. ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 5 at 11am .................................................................

26/11 Mount Street, Prahran ................................................................. Price: $580,000 - $630,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 5 at 2.30pm .................................................................

9 Proudfoot Street, Mont Albert ................................................................. Price: $1.2 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 12 at 11am .................................................................

This three-level contemporary house of 40sqs (approx.) features stunning indoor living areas, gourmet chef's kitchen, private north-facing heated pool and a built-in barbecue. Short walk to Fawkner Park, Prahran Market and Chapel Street. Let's eat lunch @ France Soir, 11 Toorak Road Let's eat dinner @ Dainty Sichuan, 176 Toorak Road Let's drink coffee @ Caffe e Cucina, 581 Chapel Street

This two-three bedroom, two-bathroom apartment brings life and style together in a scintillating package moments from Chapel Street. Featuring heating/cooling, a sunny balcony and parking for two cars.

A welcoming frontage sets an irresistible tone for fine family living in this attractive 1930s residence that is perfectly positioned in a highly prized pocket. It exudes a timeless, understated elegance throughout modernised spaces. Let's eat lunch @ Country Fare, 4 Hamilton Street Let's eat dinner @ The King And I, 613 Whitehorse Road Let's drink coffee @ Zimt Patiserrie, 38 Hamilton Road

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Albert PArk 176 danks st 65 Mills st

24 denbigh rd Jellis Craig 8 William st Bennison Mackinnon 6/22a Mercer rd Marshall White 56 rose st Marshall White 20 royal Cres Marshall White 1/7 Mercer rd Marshall White 40 Mt Pleasant Gve Marshall White 7/29b Hampden rd Hocking Stuart 2/16 Nairn st 6 Boyle st

AsPendAle

117a Nepean Hwy

bAlwyn

1/50 Metung st 6-8 Fitzgerald st 27 Norbert st 26 reid st 17 Grosvenor Pde 5/26 Barnsbury rd 4/20 Kireep rd 7 Tonkin Ave 44 Metung st 13 Maleela Ave 2/7 Grey st 1/72 rochester rd 3 Bernborough Ave

Buxton 187 Noel Jones Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Hocking Stuart

brighton

22 Mary st 51a William st 8 Young st 144 Cochrane st

brighton eAst 19 studley rd

burwood

38 Uganda st 41 Harrison Ave 17 scott Gve 9 Loudon rd

CAmberwell

87 92 97 98 118 118 119 119 146 161 161 162 207

red hill 205 Harrisons rd

60 67 69 70 70 87 99 120 120 121 162 183 200

Marshall White 163 Jellis Craig Marshall White Marshall White Kay & Burton

121 163 164 203

Marshall White 164 Fletchers 71 Jellis Craig 122 Marshall White 165 Marshall White 165

26 Nicholsdale rd Fletchers 1a radnor st Noel Jones 5 remon Ave Noel Jones 122 Warrigal rd Noel Jones 1/1021 Toorak rd Noel Jones 35 Broadway Jellis Craig 43 Christowel st Jellis Craig 13 Kasouka rd Jellis Craig 7 Middle rd Jellis Craig 14 Callanish rd Jellis Craig 2 Oberwyl rd Jellis Craig 39 Cooloongatta rd Jellis Craig 15 Granville st Marshall White 4 Brinsley rd Marshall White 30 Moorhouse st Marshall White 36 Lynden st Marshall White 1 Water st Marshall White 2/634 riversdale rd O’Donoghues First National

64 82 83 85 87 100 101 102 103 122 123 123 166 166 167 167 168 210

Nelson Alexander 211

riChmond sold for $2.02 million 57 north road, brighton

CAnterbury

41 Maysia st 37 Mont Albert rd 67 Maling rd 36 Wattle Valley rd 19 View st 15a Chaucer Cres 162 Mont Albert rd

CArlton north 57 Wilson st

sold for $1.375 million 9 hartwell hill road, Camberwell

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

63 84 104 105 168 201 202

Nelson Alexander

89

CAulfield north 16 Cantala Ave 46 Cromwell st

17 North Tce

22 Urquhart st 15 York st 6/166 Power st

Jellis Craig 106

hAwthorn eAst 29 Mayston st 21 Lawson st 3 Tiro Crt 23a Miami st 3 Havelock rd

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16 Wembley Gardens

Fletchers

67

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5/18 Victoria st

glen iris

38 Beryl st 47 Queens Pde 17 Webb st 9a Hyslop st 10 Barina Ave 10 Mont Iris Ave 19 Vernon st 2/1 Mills st 2 Kenilworth Gve 12 Ferndale rd 2 Hillside Ave

hAwthorn

9/510 Glenferrie rd 180 Barkers rd 16 Henrietta st 52 Haines st 7 Loch rae Crt 23 Percy st 43 Power st

Kay & Burton 206

Fletchers Fletchers Fletchers Bekdon Richards Noel Jones Noel Jones Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Marshall White Marshall White Abercromby’s

65 68 69 73 88 88 124 124 147 169 184

Woodards Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Marshall White

72 108 109 125 125 126 148

38 Westbrook st 3/4 Clyde st 11 Irymple Ave 54 Belford rd 5 sutherland Ave

kooyong

6/717 Toorak rd

RT Edgar

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McLaren Marshall White One Marshall White One Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White

73 81 81 94 110 111 112 127 127 151 152 171 171

Fletchers 61 McLaren 73 Jellis Craig 128 Marshall White 153 Marshall White 172

Bennison Mackinnon 135

lower Plenty 61 Cleveland Ave

mAlvern

34 Jordan st 7 Parslow st 59 elizabeth st 15 Alice st 1165 Malvern rd 39-43 Mayfield Ave

Morrison Kleeman 129

RT Edgar RT Edgar Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Kay & Burton

mAlvern eAst 365 Waverley rd 5 Melrose Ave

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126 149 150 170 207

22 Tennyson st Fletchers 6 Bosisto st Jellis Craig 26 Lyndhurst st Bennison Mackinnon 51 richmond Tce Marshall White 45 erin st Marshall White

sold for $2.34 million 39 wattle valley road, Canterbury 15 Ardrie rd Bennison Mackinnon 47 Warley rd Bennison Mackinnon 8 dene Ave Bennison Mackinnon 102 Bowen st Bennison Mackinnon 4/53 Beaver st Bennison Mackinnon 64 Burke rd Marshall White 5 Baker st Marshall White 4/53 Finch st Marshall White 4/5a Hedgeley Ave Marshall White 2 Vickery st Abercromby’s

133 133 134 135 136 155 173 174 174 186

Hocking Stuart 208

37 straws Ln

54 Berry st Jellis Craig 107 179 Gipps st Abercromby’s 186 501/150 Clarendon st Anderson Residential 209

264/55 Victoria Harbour Promenade Greg Hocking 138

Jellis Craig Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Hocking Stuart

hesket

66 Cecil st 15/36 disraeli st 17/60-62 Harp rd 50 Fellows st 65 Cecil st 2/38 eglinton st 40 Foley st 1 Marshall Ave 2/1 Mountain Gve 9 Laver st 1/17 Peel st 153 Wellington st 82 Brougham st

doCklAnds donvAle

Marshall White 169 Marshall White 170 Kelly & Shiel 210

120 Buckingham dve

Bennison Mackinnon 132 Gary Peer 210

Clifton hill

11 Toorang Ave Fletchers 1/54 severn st Fletchers 47 Corhampton rd Fletchers 137 Greythorn rd Fletchers 44 Viewhill rd Fletchers 67 Lansdown st Noel Jones 73 Almond st Jellis Craig 14 Landen Ave Jellis Craig 44 Hedderwick st Jellis Craig 108 Maud st Jellis Craig 3 Tormey st Marshall White 3 Hood st Christopher Russell 101 Panoramic rd Kay & Burton 61 Monash st

90 134 142 143 144 160 160 207

Noel Jones 87 Marshall White 145

bAlwyn north

box hill south

25 Highbury Gve Bennison Mackinnon 131 17 Trinian st Bennison Mackinnon 136 26/11 Mount st Bennison Mackinnon 137 35 Highbury Gve Marshall White 177 3/13 Wrexham rd Marshall White 178 15/15 Kelvin Gve Kay & Burton 206 3 Irving Ave Hocking Stuart 208

Marshall White 159 Marshall White 159

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Ashburton

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RT Edgar Jellis Craig

77 80 154 172 173 199

80 96

58 129 138 157 178

south melbourne 370 Park st

Kay & Burton 198

south yArrA 39a Tyrone st 5/7 Argo st 12/47 Marne st 3a Cliff st 5/45 Park st 6/47 Marne st 133 surrey rd North 69 darling st 3 Marne st 2/173 Walsh st 6 Murphy st

RT Edgar RT Edgar Greg Hocking Greg Hocking Greg Hocking Greg Hocking Marshall White Abercromby’s Kay & Burton Kay & Burton Burtons

76 81 139 139 139 139 179 185 195 196 208

st Andrews beACh 2 Moana Crt

Kay & Burton 206

st kildA 42a Carington Gve

Marshall White 179

st kildA eAst 7/74 Alexandra st

Noel Jones

86

Fletchers Fletchers Fletchers Woodards Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White

59 62 71 72 116 117 158 180 180

2/45a st Georges rd TBM 6/591 Toorak rd TBM 10 rathmines st RT Edgar 13 Cole Crt RT Edgar 148 Kooyong rd Bennison Mackinnon 1/619 Toorak rd Marshall White 2/3 Chastleton Ave Marshall White 8 Landen Plc Kay & Burton 59 Hopetoun rd Kay & Burton 11 selbourne rd Kay & Burton 87a Mathoura rd Kay & Burton 16 Verdant Ave Kay & Burton 9 Landale rd Kay & Burton 7 sargood st Kay & Burton 1 Cole Crt Kay & Burton 44 Bruce st Kay & Burton 8 duffryn Plc Kay & Burton

72 72 74 75 130 181 181 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 204 204 205

surrey hills melbourne 1602/576-578 st Kilda rd Fletchers 3101/368 st Kilda rd Marshall White 829/539 st Kilda rd Marshall White 2206/368 st Kilda rd Kay & Burton 1401/430 st Kilda rd Kay & Burton

68 156 175 197 205

mitChAm 31 Nara rd

Noel Jones

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mont Albert 32 Churchill st 4/11 Hotham st 131 Windsor Cres 2 Kenmare st 9 Proudfoot st 11 Whyte Gve 18 st James Ave

Fletchers Fletchers Woodards Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Marshall White Christopher Russell

66 71 73 113 114 175 183

mont Albert north 12a Orchard Cres 2 & 4/19 evelina st 15 Briggs st 3/39 Moselle st

Noel Jones 85 Noel Jones 86 Noel Jones 88 Jellis Craig 128

northCote 1/40 James st

Jellis Craig 115

PArkdAle 24 Parkers rd

Buxton 187

windsor 58 McIlwrick st

Port melbourne 68 Park rd 2 evans st 82 evans st 405 Nott st

12 Boisdale st 260 Mont Albert rd 107 Broughton rd 3/440 Whitehorse rd 21 Anderson st 11 sherwood rd 570 Whitehorse rd 24a Chestnut st 5 Belmont st

Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White

140 176 176 177

Bennison Mackinnon 137

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woodards.com.au MULTI-OFFICE NETWORK

HAWTHORN 9/510 Glenferrie Road 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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2/45A St Georges Road

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

TOORAK 6/591 Toorak Road ´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.

Whole floor luxury apartment, one of three only in Toorak´s most prestigious location. Superbly appointed throughout, it offers three living areas, three bedrooms, all with ensuites and features a sundrenched terrace, European oak parquetry, security alarm, air-conditioning, and triple garaging. Best offer over $2,395 million will secure the property.

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Auction Private Treaty Closing Deadline Monday 14 May at 5.00 View Sat & Sun 1.00-1.45 Call Rodney Morley 0418 321 222 Naomi Dorevitch 0408 326 747 Office 428 Toorak Road Toorak 9826 0000

SURREY HILLS 3 Auction View Call Office

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3/440 Whitehorse Road

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

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UNDER INSTRUCTIONS FROM STATE TRUSTEES. Enjoying a superb location and single-storey floorplan, this bright and spacious 2 bedroom unit is an appealing investment. Highlights: ducted heating, courtyard, skylights and lock up garage. Close to Whitehorse Road shops and Maranoa Gardens, with trams and pedestrian lights at your door.

Ivanhoe D Mt Waverley D Oakleigh D Richmond D Toorak

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1 Saturday 19 May at 11.00 On Application Thu 4.00-4.30 & Sat 12.30-1.00 Gemma Hanley 0430 359 093 Cameron Way 0418 352 380 10 Main Street Blackburn 9894 1000

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Glen Iris

AUCTION THIS SATURDAY

9A Hyslop Street Glen Iris

MONT ALBERT 131 Windsor Crescent

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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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2 This Saturday at 11.00 On Application Thu 1.00-1.30 & Sat From 10.30 Cameron Way 0418 352 380 Gemma Hanley 0430 359 093 10 Main Street Blackburn 9894 1000

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A Timeless Classic with Plenty of Modern Flair Classic architecture and modern design elements combine harmoniously to present this renovated two-bedroom red clinker brick home, located in a premium setting that’s within a stone’s throw of shops and transportation. AUCTION Saturday 5th May 1:30pm CONTACT Evan Lykourinos 0414 555 455 Jonathan Graham 0405 506 670 Paul Richards 0414 503 324 PRICE $580,000 - $640,000

INSPECT Thursday 26th April 1:45 – 2:15pm Saturday 28th April 12:00 – 12:30pm OFFICE 2/260 Auburn Road Hawthorn PHONE 9815 2999

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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.

278 High Street, Kew

KEW 66 Cecil Street AUCTION

This Saturday at 11 am

INSPECT

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

CONTACT

Nick Whyte 0417 131 153 & Bruce Bonnett 0418 333 042

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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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. 74 The weekly review \ APRIL 25, 2012

Auction View Call Office Web

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


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 retreat and spacious dressing room. Additional features include 4 car basement parking, heating, air conditioning, integrated home automation and security.

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

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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, chefâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. 76 The weekly review \ APRIL 25, 2012

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


AUCTION THIS SATURDAY

MALVERN 34 Jordan Street Bright town residence situated in attractive tree lined street with 2 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 Thursday 12.00 - 12.30pm & Saturday from 10.30am Call Sarah Monaghan 0421 158 947 Mark Wridgway 0419 510 777 Kylie Schubert 0408 366 468 Office 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 Web rtedgar.com.au APRIL 25, 2012 \ The weekly review 77


WOODEND 16 Brooke Street Cooinda - A striking architectural design with energy efficient principles and a light filled, flexible space on a sculptured 2 acres. Cooinda is warehouse style living with spacious, open floor plan, sophisticated chefâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kitchen, 2 stunning bathrooms and a combination of 3 large bedrooms plus study/4th bedroom. Outside are private areas, hardwood decking with sail and extensive landscaping. A large studio/workshop and car accommodation complete this truly remarkable and rare property, all located in a very desirable location. 78 The weekly review \ APRIL 25, 2012

Auction View Call Office Web

Saturday 19th May at 3.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) Saturday 1.00 - 1.30pm Rick Lander 0408 571 485 Beverley Higgs 0448 271 222 124 High Street, Woodend 5427 1222 rtedgar.com.au


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 todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 54 acres and 5 acres of pristine native habitat. Fern Valeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s importance has been recognised in The Australian Magazine, as voted in the top 10 lifestyles properties in Australia.

Auction View Call Office Web

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 rtedgar.com.au

APRIL 25, 2012 \ The weekly review 79


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 Thursday & Saturday 2.00 - 2.30pm Call Sarah Monaghan 0421 158 947 Mark Wridgway 0419 510 777 Office 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 Web rtedgar.com.au

MALVERN 7 Parslow Street Stunning brand new French Provincial family residence 53 squares (approx), superbly located close to Tooronga Village, Malvern Central, major schools and transport. Offering 5 generous bedrooms (3 with ensuites), study or 6th bedroom, spacious formal lounge, gourmet Gaggenau kitchen with fully equipped scullery, sensational living and dining areas provide an ideal entertaining area extending out to an expansive alfresco area and north/west garden. Other features include heat/cool, alarm, oak parquetry, marble laundry, rain water tank, double garage and off-street parking for one additional vehicle. 80 The weekly review \ APRIL 25, 2012

Auction View Call Office Web Conj.

Saturday 5th May at 12.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) Thursday & Saturday 12.00 - 12.30pm Michael Ebeling 0418 338 811 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 rtedgar.com.au C + Webber â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Clynton Roberts 0412 360 674


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.

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 11-11.30am Seamus O’Brien 0414 477 488 Jack Moss 0439 378 954

9822 9999 mwone.com.au

Auction Price View Call Office Web

Saturday 5th May at 1.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) In Excess of $700,000 Thursday 12.00 - 12.30pm & Saturday 11.00 - 11.30am David Colbran 0418 348 481 James Vakrinos 0402 434 344 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 rtedgar.com.au

KEW 15/36 Disraeli Street Stylishly refurbished throughout, this immaculate top floor apartment streams with natural light through generous living/dining room, contemporary kitchen, 2 BRs (BIRs) & stylish bathroom. Incl sunny balcony, separate laundry, carport & storage room. Conveniently close to Kew Junction, schools, parks & transport.

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Thur 12-12.30pm & Sat 10-10.30am Jack Moss 0439 378 954 Seamus O’Brien 0414 477 488

9822 9999 mwone.com.au APRIL 25, 2012 \ The weekly review 81


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BERWICK

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BOX HILL

CAMBERWELL

CAULFIELD

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BERWICK

BLACKBURN

BOX HILL

CAMBERWELL

CAULFIELD

GLEN IRIS

GLEN WAVERLEY

noeljones.com.au APRIL 25, 2012 \ The weekly review 83


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BERWICK

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BLACKBURN

BOX HILL

CAMBERWELL

CAULFIELD

GLEN IRIS

GLEN WAVERLEY

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BERWICK

BLACKBURN

BOX HILL

CAMBERWELL

CAULFIELD

GLEN IRIS

GLEN WAVERLEY

noeljones.com.au APRIL 25, 2012 \ The weekly review 85


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BERWICK

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BOX HILL

CAMBERWELL

CAULFIELD

GLEN IRIS

GLEN WAVERLEY

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BALWYN

BERWICK

BLACKBURN

BOX HILL

CAMBERWELL

CAULFIELD

GLEN IRIS

GLEN WAVERLEY

noeljones.com.au APRIL 25, 2012 \ The weekly review 87


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BERWICK

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BOX HILL

CAMBERWELL

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CARLTON NORTH 57 Wilson Street Dream home It just doesn’t get better than this; beyond this classic yet unassuming façade is a grand renovated contemporary family home with a disarmingly relaxed character. With four large bedrooms, master with walk through robe and ensuite, central family bathroom, TV lounge, study/playroom, vast central hallway flanked by internal gardens through to a generous kitchen, informal living space opening directly onto the most beautiful landscaped garden and pool with garaging beyond. Situated on the sunny side of one of Princes Hill’s premier streets and offering a resort lifestyle on the edge of the city this is one of the rarest and most stunningly presented properties to be offered to the market.

205 Brunswick St Fitzroy 9417 1956

AUCTION Sat 12 May at 2 pm Peter Stephens 0418 104 214 Arch Staver 0417 515 802 OPEN Thurs 1.30 - 2 pm & 6.45 - 7.15 pm, Sat 28 April 3.15 - 3.45 pm

414 Rathdowne St Carlton North 9347 4322

www.nelsonalexander.com.au

APRIL 25, 2012 \ The weekly review 89


ARMADALE 24 Denbigh Road

Position, prestige, perfection; the ultimate indoor/outdoor entertainer The captivating Victorian (c1890) silhouette of this stunning home totally belies the inspiring space and unforgettable style revealed within. A flawless indoor/outdoor entertainer gracing a Blue-Chip tree-lined avenue just moments to exceptional schools, transport and High St´s Award Winning restaurants and boutiques, "Oakwood"s flowing expanse of relaxed openplan living areas seamlessly unfold to the loveliest of Paul Bangay gardens; a private, luxuriant setting for poolside relaxation on 843 sqm approx. With exclusive appointment, sophisticated contemporary style and ample storage 90 The weekly review \ APRIL 25, 2012

through King-sized Bedrooms, Library, fireside formal Living and Dining rooms, upper Teen zone, huge Home Theatre, sumptuous Miele/marble Kitchen and prodigious family areas overlooking luxuriant salt/solar and gas heated pool/garden oasis where a grand oak-tree plays dramatic night-lit centerpiece to impressive al fresco entertaining. A beautifully considered home also boasting climate controlled glass wine-cellar (over 640 bottles), heating, cooling, video-gated intercom, auto-gates/double garage (retractable storage) and indoor/outdoor surround sound.


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Saturday 12th May at 2pm Thursday 2.15-2.45pm & Saturday 3.30-4pm 16.5m x 51.2m approx.

Contact John Morrisby 0411 875 476 Tom Aylward 0408 548 551 Steven Abbott 0407 324 240

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BALWYN 6-8 Fitzgerald Street

Prestigious Position Produces Flawless Finish A passion for classical modern style, a meticulous eye for detail and an uncompromising attitude to quality. All three elements are beautifully showcased in this magnificent c.1915 residence, completely transformed by an architect designed renovation. Exquisite Carrara marble finishes, extensive custom designed joinery and imported light fittings come together to create an ambience of unmistakeable luxury in a thoroughly practical 65sq living and entertaining oasis that features dramatic Ranges views, secluded resort style pool and north/ south tennis court. In a setting of absolute privacy and 92 The weekly review \ APRIL 25, 2012

security amid a landscaped garden, superb solid Oak floors connect Formal Sitting, Library, Study and 2nd Living/ Teen Domain with relaxed open plan Family spaces incorporating marble Kitchen with Falcon double oven. An elegant downstairs Main Bedroom Suite with WIR, balcony and en suite accompanies 3 upstairs Bedrooms (BIRs), x1 with en suite/ dressing, x1 balcony. 900+ wine cellar, laundry with invaluable 2nd pantry, hydronic heating, alfresco BBQ/ wet bar, auto irrigation, underground water tank.


4 Auction Inspect Land

Saturday 12th May at 2pm Thursday 12.45-1.15pm & Saturday 12.30-1pm 36.6m x 48.8m approx.

Contact Patrick Dennis 0409 321 159 Alastair Craig 0418 335 363 Richard James 0408 751 189

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KEW 50 Fellows Street

Grand European Excellence Finds A New Home In Premium Studley Park Surroundings A meticulous replication of an original French mansion in Burgundy has captured the timeless elements of genuine French design and architecture. Constructed to exacting standards by French Provincial Homes, "Tanlay", sets a new benchmark in inspired luxury. In one of the area´s most prestigious avenues, this beautiful and unique brand new residence offers more than 75 squares of impeccably finished, refined family spaces that feature multiple living and entertaining environments with sumptuous salt water pool, home theatre and custom designed tasters cellar. Superior craftsmanship uses 94 The weekly review \ APRIL 25, 2012

glorious 3m ceilings and the finest local and imported materials such as travertine and European Oak parquetry floors to create an ambience of elegant sophistication throughout a northern floorplan that also enjoys the convenience of advanced technical appointments as well as the latest environmental considerations. An exhaustive list of highlights includes Calacutta marble Kitchen with full Miele complement/Butlers Pantry, poolside wet bar/ BBQ, extensive landscaped gardens, auto irrigation, 22, 000 litre water tank, basement garaging x6.


4 Auction Inspect Land

Saturday 12th May at 1pm Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 2.30-3pm 758 sq. metres approx.

Contact Tom Aylward 0408 548 551 Richard Winneke 0418 136 858 Alastair Craig 0418 335 363

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RICHMOND 6 Bosisto Street

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Captivating Personality, Compelling Potential One of few residences from the 1850s remaining in Richmond, this intriguing, inviting 3 Bedroom bluestone Victorian conceals a garden allotment of spectacular size for such a central setting. Bright Living and Dining areas enjoy outlooks over the romantic rear garden and serene studio retreat. Enchanting, and enticing, with scope to update and extend, STCA.

Auction Inspect

Saturday 12th May at 12.30pm Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 2.30-3pm Estimate $900,000 - $950,000 Land 343sqm (approx)

Lower Plenty 61 Cleveland Avenue Family Living In A Blue Chip Location In a sought-after pocket opposite one of the districts most prestigious private golf courses, this sprawling four bedroom home on an allotment of 6.75 acres and within easy reach of all desired amenities indulges in utmost privacy and offers a tranquil family oasis. Classic comfort and sensational indoor and outdoor spaces including three large living areas, office, study, three bedrooms, pool, and summer house with spa blend with equine infrastructure to deliver exceptional living for humans and horses. Expressions of Interest: Offers Close Wednesday 16th May at 6pm (Unless Sold Prior)

Eltham / Greensborough / Doreen

Contact

Hayden Reed 0412 321 025 Clayton Smith 0418 877 445

Office

Richmond 9428 3333 jelliscraig.com.au

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Expressions of Interest Inspect Thursday 2:30 -3pm & Saturday 1:30 -2pm Contact Graham Morrison 0417 101 997 Contact Rocco Montanaro 0412 379 171 Office 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431 2444 Web morrisonkleeman.com.au

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RICHMOND | 26 Lyndhurst Street Relax and enjoy the elegant aesthetics and Zen-like serenity of this stylish, fully renovated townhouse close to the bustling lifestyle of Bridge Rd and Richmond’s other attractions. Inside, sensual contours guide you through generous living/dining spaces and a state-of-the-art Miele kitchen to a courtyard sanctuary with water feature and wind/rain sensitive awning. Upstairs you’ll find the peaceful master bedroom with ensuite and balcony, a second bedroom and large sky-lit bathroom. Secure off street parking, ducted heating, evaporative cooling, security systems, Foxtel satellite. Auction Saturday 12th May at 11.30am View Thursday 6-6.30pm, Saturday 11-11.30am Julie Susnjara 0408 006 662 Andrew Macmillan 0418 142 252 Office 3 Avoca Street, South Yarra 9864 5000 Armadale | South Yarra | Sorrento-Portsea | Mt Macedon

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CITY RESIDENTIAL FOR SALE

Docklands 264/55 Victoria Harbour Promenade

‘DOCK 5’ Spectacular City Skyline and Water Views

2.5

This landmark apartment offers spectacular penthouse style luxury over two levels in a contemporary building designed with signature flair by multi award winning architect John Wardle. Floor to ceiling windows ensure the most striking, uninterrupted city skyline, harbour, river and bay views, providing sensational visual surroundings for every individual space, including an extravagant living and dining domain enjoying supreme sunlight during the day and spectacular lights at night. A state-of-the-art Gaggenau kitchen with separate pantry serves in style, while a luxuriously large second living room with an integrated study zone adds significant upstairs appeal. A main bedroom with terrace, walk-in robes and ensuite reflect ultimate refinement, while second bedroom, additional bathroom and library (offering third bedroom option), are each immediately attractive. Two beautiful wrap-around balconies and three secure car spaces complement the sublime quality of an address that also features a 25m swimming pool, gym, allocated wine cellar space and tasting room in a privileged position right by the water.

PRICE

Contact Agent

INSPECT

As advertised or by appointment

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CONTACT Georgina Dakdouk

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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 6/47 Marne Street

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.

South Yarra 9804 7336

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PRICE

Contact Agent

INSPECT

As advertised

CONTACT Ted Window 0405 693 067

AUCTION Saturday 28 April 12:30pm

Position Perfect; Apartment Treasure

Priced for immediate sale!

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BER

$570,000 - $620,000

INSPECT

As advertised

CONTACT Ted Window 0405 693 067

South Yarra 12/47 Marne Street

AUCTION Saturday 28 April 11:30am

Apartment Splendour, One Bedroom Elevated Blue Chip Investment!

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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 5/45 Park Street

CONTACT Ted Window 0405 693 067

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!

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$950,000 - $1,100,000

INSPECT

As advertised

CONTACT Ted Window 0405 693 067

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MIDDLE PARK 68 Park Road One of Middle Park’s most premiere positions, beautifully quiet and desirably close to the beach, provides a prized setting for this spectacular c715sqm allotment. Without doubt the most significant land holding in this sought after location, today’s family home reveals entirely livable spaces leading to massive outdoor areas including paved entertaining, swimming pool, two car garage, ample extra parking and huge additional, adaptable garden dimensions. The opportunity to move in, appreciate the surroundings or activate already approved plans & permits to build an exceptional family home of some 53 squares designed with signature flair by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects. While deciding, enjoy four generous double bedrooms, central bathroom, openplan living/dining, well maintained kitchen and the amazing land size that follows. A hugely rewarding and rare opportunity!

Auction

Saturday 12th May at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & 5.45-6.15pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm

Contact

Oliver Bruce 0409 856 599 | Kaine Lanyon 0411 875 478 Damian O’Sullivan 0418 566 916

Web

www.68parkroadmiddlepark.com

Office

119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999

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ARMADALe 6/22a Mercer Road This exceptional new Nicholas Day town residenceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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.

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Auction

Saturday 5th May at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 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


ARMAdALE 56 Rose Street This captivating Edwardianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 (2 with BIRs), 3rd bathroom and powder room. Features ducted heating, evap-cooling, alarm, water tank, auto gates & OSP. Land: 626sqm approx.

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 APRIL 25, 2012 \ The weekly review 143


ARMAdALe 20 Royal Crescent This exquisite Victorian executive entertainer blends ornate elegance with flexible floorplan. Magnificent ceilings and proportions are showcased through arched hallway, sitting room, formal dining, main bedroom with opulent ensuite/ WIR, second bedroom (BIR), third bedroom or study (BIR) and bathroom. Generous living/dining with sublime Ilve kitchen and billiard room or ideal fourth bedroom also 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.

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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


ASHbURTOn 6 boyle Street Located in a quiet tree-lined street with a short stroll to Watson Park & easy access to Gardiners Creek bike path. This immaculately presented period style home has a family focus with a lovely combination of formal and informal living spaces. Updated kitchen overlooking a spacious family room with vaulted ceilings leading out to a entertaining deck taking full advantage of the northern aspect. Other features include landscaped garden, central heating, R/C aircon, car accommodation. Land: 635sqm/6,835sqft (approx).

Auction

Saturday 12th May at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 10.15-10.45am & Saturday 10-10.30am

Contact

Duane Wolowiece 0418 567 581 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

Web

www.6boylestreetashburton.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999 APRIL 25, 2012 \ The weekly review 145


BALwyn 44 Metung Street This sumptuously appointed brand new luxury home provides a lifestyle without peer in this well regarded location. Comprising: grand reception, formal sitting room, informal living/dining, black marble Miele kitchen, additional chefâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kitchen, fabulous home cinema, 4 bedrms with private bathrms, study (open fire & ensuite), outdoor living with cabana, BBQ & plunge pool, dble gge. Additional equip. incl. complete home automation, Bose surround sound, extensive security, LED lighting, window furnishings, plush carpeting & oak flooring.

Expressions of Interest Close Friday 18th May at 5pm

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Inspect

Thursday & Saturday Strictly By Appointment

Contact

Stephen Gough 0439 844 855 Robert Ding 0418 858 393

Web

www.44metungstreetbalwyn.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999


gLEn iRiS 2 Kenilworth grove This enchanting timber Edwardian residenceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exceptional dimensions, impressive style and resort style garden deliver an idyllic family lifestyle. Classic elegance and contemporary style are highlighted through music room, generous dining (OFP), brilliantly equipped kitchen and light-filled living opening to deep north garden with pool and spa. Main bedroom (OFP, en-suite) is accompanied by three further bedrooms, two bathrooms, computer room and additional living. Features ducted heating/cooling, alarm, irrigation, 2xOSPs. Land 933sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 12th May at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 1-1.30pm

Contact

James Redfern 0412 360 667 Ebony Jukic 0417 001 471

Web

www.2kenilworthgrovegleniris.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999 APRIL 25, 2012 \ The weekly review 147


HAWTHORn 43 Power Street (near Mary 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 access from Mary Street. Land: 1,115sqm/11,997sqft approx.

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Auction

Saturday 5th May at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 4-4.30pm

Contact

Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766 Damian Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Sullivan 0418 566 916

Web

www.43powerstreethawthorn.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999


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.

Auction

Saturday 5th May at 3.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm

Contact

Désirée Wakim 0412 336 266 Peter Bennison 0418 332 864

Web

www.21lawsonstreethawthorneast.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999 APRIL 25, 2012 \ The weekly review 149


HAWTHORN eAST 3 Tiro Court Adjacent to Harcourt St, this 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 and spacious retreat. Feat ducted heating/cooling, alarm, double garage.

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Auction

Saturday 28th April at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & 6-6.30pm Saturday from 1pm

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 Architect design provides a stunning lifestyle haven in harmony with the surrounding environment. Located in a quiet cul-de-sac in the prestigious Studley Park precinct with three gallery-like levels with terraces, balconies & tranquil vistas. Features parquetry floors, high ceilings, open-plan living/dining, sleek hostess kitchen with adjacent meal area and second area, 3 bedrooms, main with private treetop balcony and ensuite, large study alcove, bathroom, powder room & laundry. Includes intercom, alarm, hydronic heating and remote/garage with internal access.

Auction

Saturday 5th May at 4pm

Inspect

Thursday 2.45-3.15pm & Saturday 10-10.30am

Contact

Zali Booker 0422 576 049 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

Web

www.9laverstreetkew.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999 APRIL 25, 2012 \ The weekly review 151


keW 1/17 Peel Street Setting the new standard in contemporary design, this brand new state-of-the-art two level residence designed by Interlandi Mantesso Architects reveals impressive proportions and abundant natural northern light. Interiors include an expansive open-concept living/dining domain accompanied by a slick marble and Miele appointed kitchen. Upstairs 3 double bedrooms include main with ensuite/ extensive WIRs. Upstairs living/study space adds flexibility. Features wrap around entertaining terrace, security, climate control, powder room and double garage with internal access.

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Auction

Saturday 12th May at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 10.45-11.15am & 3.30-4pm

Contact

Nicholas Franzmann 0412 247 175 Nick Ptak 0413 370 442

Web

www.1-17peelstreetkew.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999


kEW EAST 54 Belford Road This distinctive Californian Bungalow offers an idyllic family lifestyle with a spacious and stylishly renovated/ extended interior comprising 4 bedrooms/1 attic-style (main with WIR/ensuite), playroom/retreat, family bathroom and laundry. An expansive Euro kitchen (WIP) plus light-filled informal dining/living domain flows through bi-fold doors to a generous wrap around deck, heated in-ground pool with pavilion+bar+storeroom in a private rear garden. Features include ducted heating, R/C air-conditioners, roof storage and carport. Land: 836sqm (8,995sqft) approx.

Auction

Saturday 12th May at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm

Contact

Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766 Stuart Evans 0402 067 710

Web

www.54belfordroadkeweast.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999 APRIL 25, 2012 \ The weekly review 153


MAlveRn 59 elizabeth Street (Cnr lawnhill Road) evocative brand new Glenneagles Homes designed residence sets new standards in contemporary elegance and luxury. Oak parquetry, Calacatta marble and 3m ceilings are highlighted through sitting room/study, stunning european kitchen and expansive living/dining room opening to north-facing garden terraces, lavish main bedroom with opulent en-suite/WIR, two further bedrooms, living area, two bathrooms and basement home theatre/recreation room with bathroom. Features 5.4 star energy rating, 4-car garage, alarm, ducted heating/cooling, video intercom, irrigation & water tank. glenneagles homes

154 The weekly review \ APRIL 25, 2012

Auction

Saturday 12th May at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 11.45-12.15pm

Contact

Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271 Rae Tomlinson 0418 336 234

Web

www.59elizabethstreetmalvern.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999


MAlveRn eAST 64 Burke Road Within this secure boutique development of only 6 and walking distance to Central Park, 4 single level townhouses remain. Superbly appointed with architectural flair, quality finishes and elegant interior spaces, each residence has been designed to facilitate individual success and refined relaxation. A selection of 2 double bedrooms plus study or 3 bedroom layouts. A combination of formal and open-plan living, stylish Miele kitchens, two bathrooms, ample storage, separate laundry, courtyard and double lock up garage.

Private Sale Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 1-1.30pm

Contact

Anthony Reis 0417 352 774 Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271

Web

www.64burkeroadmalverneast.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999 APRIL 25, 2012 \ The weekly review 155


MelBourNe 3101/368 St Kilda road Commanding spectacular views from the MCG to the Bay, this sensational luxury apartment showcases designer style, generous proportions and superlative facilities. Parquetry entrance introduces expansive living and dining room (gaslog fireplace), two balconies and stunning marble Gaggenau and Miele kitchen. The opulent main bedroom with lavish marble en-suite is complemented by two further bedrooms and marble bathroom. Features heating/cooling, video security, laundry, 3x carparks, 24hr concierge, heated pool and gym.

156 The weekly review \ APRIL 25, 2012

Auction

Thursday 17th May at 6.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 6.30-7pm & Saturday 3-3.30pm

Contact

Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271 Nicole French 0417 571 505

Web

www.3101-368stkildaroadmelbourne.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999


RIcHMOnd 51 Richmond Terrace Stunning free standing, 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, American oak timber floors, study, formal sitting & dining rooms, bathroom and laundry. A brilliant living/dining area with a sleek Miele hostess kitchen opens to a paved alfresco entertaining area+courtyard with OSP/ ROW. Upstairs front/rear balconies, 4 bedrooms, mainWIR/ ensuite, bath/powder rooms.

Auction

Saturday 12th May at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 3.45-4.15pm

Contact

Stuart Evans 0402 067 710 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

Web

www.51richmondterracerichmond.com

Office

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SuRRey HIllS 570 Whitehorse Road Craftsman built in the late 1920s this solid brick family residence features beautifully preserved ornate period features and spacious interior comprising entrance hall, north-facing formal living & dining rooms, 4 bedrooms (BIR, 1xensuite), period-styled bathroom plus attic retreat/ study area, laundry and superbly appointed kitchen+meals overlooking living & covered outdoor entertaining area. Includes remote alarm, ducted heating, R/C air-conditioners, roof storage, rem/double garage (access Barton Street).

158 The weekly review \ APRIL 25, 2012

Auction

Saturday 12th May at 3.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 2-2.30pm

Contact

Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

Web

www.570whitehorseroadsurreyhills.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 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.

Auction

Saturday 5th May at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm

Contact

Kaine Lanyon 0411 875 478 Sam Hobbs 0404 164 444

Web

www.405nottstreetportmelbourne.com

Office

119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999 APRIL 25, 2012 \ The weekly review 159


ARMADALE 1/7 Mercer Road Every downstairs room of this refined town residence from SJB Architects opens to landscaped outdoor areas amidst serene, secure surroundings only moments from High Street. Northern light complements generous living and dining areas and contemporary kitchen/meals. A separate study and adjacent powder room suggest easy adaptation to downstairs accommodation if so desired. Upstairs, main bedroom with ensuite, two further bedrooms and central second bathroom deliver designer style. Ducted heating/ cooling. Internal access to double garage.

Private Sale Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 1.15-1.45pm

Contact

Lisa Jarrett 0408 053 623 Susan McGlashan 0417 554 224

Web

www.1-7mercerroadarmadale.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

ARMADALE 40 Mt Pleasant Grove The compelling allure of this charming block-fronted Victorian residenceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blend of captivating elegance and contemporary style is accentuated by its enviable location. Highlighted by Baltic pine floors and ornate ceilings, the central hall introduces bedroom/study (OFP), two spacious bedrooms with BIRs (2OFP), large stylish bathroom, sitting room (OFP), a French style gourmet kitchen and light-filled living/dining room opening to private garden. Features ducted heating, RC/air-conditioning, Euro-laundry, irrigation. Land 375sqm approx.

160 The weekly review \ APRIL 25, 2012

Auction

Saturday 12th May at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 2-2.30pm

Contact

James Redfern 0412 360 667 Ebony Jukic 0417 001 471

Web

www.40mtpleasantgrovearmadale.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 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).

Auction

Saturday 28th April at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 10.15-10.45am & Saturday from 11am

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 from 11am

Contact

Ross Stryker 0401 318 772 Doug McLauchlan 0418 377 718

Web

www.13maleelaavenuebalwyn.com

Office

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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.

Auction

Saturday 5th May at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2.45-3.15pm & Saturday 1.15-1.45pm

Contact

DĂŠsirĂŠe Wakim 0412 336 266 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

Web

www.1-72rochesterroadbalwyn.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.

162 The weekly review \ APRIL 25, 2012

Auction

Saturday 5th May at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 3.30-4pm & Saturday 10.45-11.15am

Contact

Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

Web

www.3tormeystreetbalwynnorth.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999


Box HILL SouTH 61 Monash Street Delightful timber family home comprising polished timber floors, three bedrooms, (1 with BIRs), pristine renovated bathroom, powder room & laundry plus a smart kitchen/ meals and living/dining room both opening to a northfacing split deck & deep garden with lovely mature trees; offering potential for future extension if desired capitalizing on second level views to the Dandenongs (STCA). Features include Bosch dishwasher, GasLFP, R/c airconditioner, garage+storage. Suit starters, young families or investors.

Auction

Saturday 12th May at 3.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 10-10.30am

Contact

Stuart Evans 0402 067 710 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

Web

www.61monashstreetboxhillsouth.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

BRIGHToN 51A William Street Created with a passion for form and function, few homes can boast the credentials and deluxe finishes that make 51A William St a state-of-the-art oasis. Architect Chris Connell, Shields Constructions and Rick Eckerlsey Garden Architecture have created the ultimate 3-bedroom singlelevel home. A magnificent living zone surrounded by glass walls reveals easy-care gardens and pool, a second living area is a multi-purpose hideaway, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an arabescato marble kitchen, stunning main bedroom suite, and restrained luxury in every room.

Auction

Thursday 3rd May at 6.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.45-1.15pm & Saturday 12.15-12..45pm

Contact

Kate Strickland 0400 125 946 Kristen Hatt 0408 625 965

Web

www.51awilliamstreetbrighton.com

Office

312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999 APRIL 25, 2012 \ The weekly review 163


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

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 1.45-2.15pm

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.

164 The weekly review \ APRIL 25, 2012

Auction

Saturday 5th May at 3.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1.30-2pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm

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


BuRWOOD 9 Loudon Road A picket fence and pretty façade gives this surprisingly spacious Californian Bungalow instant street appeal combined with a lifestyle location and inviting renovated/ extended interior featuring polished timber floors, formal living & dining plus expansive north-facing informal living/dining flowing to a wide deck and private leafy garden. Complemented by a well-equipped central Euro S/S kitchen, four bedrooms, two bathrooms and laundry. Features include, R/C air-conditioners, GLFs, water tank, tandem OSP.

Auction

Saturday 12th May at 1pm

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 10.15-10.45am

Contact

Désirée Wakim 0412 336 266 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

Web

www.9loudonroadburwood.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

BuRWOOD 17 Scott Grove Renovated and extended for family enjoyment, this warm and inviting Californian Bungalow reveals generous proportions and immediate appeal in a family focused location. An enviable verandah introduces inviting interiors: 4 bedrooms, BIRs, main with OFP, study, formal lounge, gas log fire, open-plan living/dining, OFP and a gourmet granite kitchen. Sliding doors extend to an elevated entertaining deck with views to the Dandenong Ranges, covered for year round enjoyment. 2 bathrooms, powder room. Deep garden, garage/workshop. Land 820sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 12th May at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 12-12.30pm

Contact

Ebony Jukic 0417 001 471 Jason Brinkworth 0416 006 282

Web

www.17scottgroveburwood.com

Office

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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 11-11.30am

Contact

Désirée Wakim 0412 336 266 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

Web

www.4brinsleyroadcamberwell.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

CAMBERWELL 15 Granville Street This attractive Californian Bungalow situated in an elevated position with a preferred rear aspect in the Wattle Park precinct offers an exceptional opportunity to renovate and extend out or up; or alternatively the option of building a luxurious new home on this site (STCA). The current home in comfortable condition comprises hallway opening to an L-shaped living/dining room, adjacent central kitchen, sunroom, study, laundry, three bedrooms and bathroom (separate WC). Includes ducted heating/ cooling, shed+garage.

166 The weekly review \ APRIL 25, 2012

Auction

Saturday 12th May at 10am

Inspect

Thursday 10.15-10.45am & Saturday 11-11.30am

Contact

Matthew Elder 0408 052 406 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

Web

www.15granvillestreetcamberwell.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999


CAMBERWEll 36 lynden Street A stylishly renovated and beautifully presented 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom 1920’s Californian Bungalow home with a formal sitting room, superb kitchen with adjacent family room leading to a brick paved terrace, private rear garden and additional informal living area. 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, ducted heating throughout, shed, cubby and tandem OSP.

Auction

Saturday 5th May at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 2-2.30pm

Contact

Zali Booker 0422 576 049 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

Web

www.36lyndenstreetcamberwell.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

CAMBERWEll 30 Moorhouse Street This brilliant Architect designed contemporary home in a quiet cul-de-sac features a light-filled zoned interior with lovely garden vistas comprising 4 bedrooms, (main/WIR/ ensuite), family bathroom, powder room & laundry. The living areas include a formal sitting, adjacent dining plus a superbly equipped Euro/granite kitchen and expansive family living domain spilling onto a sandstone alfresco area and tranquil gardens. Features include alarm, ducted heating, R/C air-conditioner, sprinklers, rem/double garage plus ROW.

Auction

Saturday 12th May at 11am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 3.15-3.45pm

Contact

Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766 Désirée Wakim 0412 336 266

Web

www.30moorhousestreetcamberwell.com

Office

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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 1.15-1.45pm

Contact

Kathy Malcolm 0416 279 966 Joe Muinos 0423 222 043

Web

www.1waterstreetcamberwell.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

CAnTERBuRy 19 View Street An evocative façade, a garden allotment of significant dimensions and immense interior proportions accompany the unbridled potential this grand Victorian c1890 reveals. Offering the new owners rare scope to restore it to its former glory with comprehensive contemporary renovation and possible extension, STCA, to complement todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family lifestyle. Beautiful leadlight, soaring ceilings, marble fireplaces and Baltic flooring accompany current day spaces including 8 principle rooms, formal and informal living spaces and main bedroom with romantic bay window. Land: 1,014sqm (approx).

168 The weekly review \ APRIL 25, 2012

Auction

Saturday 12th May at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm

Contact

Cameron Edgoose 0438 064 212 Peter Mitchell 0418 374 556

Web

www.19viewstreetcanterbury.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999


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. Land 685sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 28th April at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 10-10.30am

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.

Auction

Saturday 28th April at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday from 11am

Contact

Stuart Evans 0402 067 710 Antony Woodley 0421 286 741

Web

www.22urquhartstreethawthorn.com

Office

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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 from 2pm

Contact

Désirée Wakim 0412 336 266 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

Web

www.15yorkstreethawthorn.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

HAWTHORn EAST 23A Miami Street Stylishly presented, this solid brick period residence’s lightfilled and flexible indoor/outdoor spaces are perfect to just move in and enjoy. An enticing blend of contemporary style and period charm is highlighted through elegant sitting room/3rd bedroom (OFP), separate dining (OFP), two double bedrooms (BIRs), pristine bathroom, contemporary European kitchen and inviting living room opening to a gorgeous north-facing garden. Features timber floors, ducted heating, 2xRC/air-conditioners, alarm, Euro-laundry, utility shed and garage.

170 The weekly review \ APRIL 25, 2012

Auction

Saturday 12th May at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm

Contact

Chris Barrett 0412 927 409 Peter Mitchell 0418 374 556

Web

www.23amiamistreethawthorneast.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 from 1pm

Contact

Stuart Evans 0402 067 710 Antony Woodley 0421 286 741

Web

www.82broughamstreetkew.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

kEW 153 Wellington Street This elegant town residence is ideally located just a short stroll from Private Schools and Glenferrie Road shops, restaurants and transport. Comprising 3 bedrooms (large master with ensuite and walk-in robe) family bathroom, powder room, well equipped kitchen with Blanco appliances overlooking bright living/dining room with Jetmaster open fireplace, opening out to a sunny courtyard garden. Features evaporative cooling, single lock up garage with internal access plus driveway car space and alarm.

Auction

Saturday 12th May at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 11-11.30am

Contact

Robert Ding 0418 858 393 Chris Barrett 0412 927 409

Web

www.153wellingtonstreetkew.com

Office

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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 1.45-2.15pm

Contact

Cameron Edgoose 0438 064 212 Ericka Wong 0411 472 849

Web

www.5sutherlandavekeweast.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

MALvERN 15 Alice Street Nestled within a desirable tree-lined precinct, this charming solid brick Edwardian residence’s original charm and comfortable light-filled spaces highlight its enormous scope for renovation or as a new home site (STCA). Retaining their classic proportions and ornate ceilings the two front bedrooms are complemented by a third bedroom, study, bathroom and shower-room. Generous living, separate dining and a well-equipped kitchen open to northeast garden with pool. Features ducted heating, 2xair-conditioners and OSP. Land: 385sqm/4,4143spft approximately.

172 The weekly review \ APRIL 25, 2012

Auction

Saturday 12th May at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 1.15-1.45am

Contact

Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058 Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913

Web

www.15alicestreetmalvern.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999


MALvERn 1165 Malvern Road Secreted behind a high walled garden, this charming c1907 solid brick Edwardian residence provides a tranquil family retreat. Leadlight windows and high ceilings distinguish the Baltic pine central hall introducing four double bedrooms (3 with OFPS), two bright modern bathrooms and cosy sitting room (OFP) overlooking a courtyard. Well equipped country-style kitchen with Miele oven & stove is adjacent to generous living/dining room opening to private north garden. Features ducted heating, Euro-laundry and garage via ROW.

Auction

Saturday 12th May at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 11-11.30am

Contact

Mark Williams 0417 189 377 Allira Elms 0420 377 451

Web

www.1165malvernroadmalvern.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

MALvERn EAST 5 Baker Street A compelling blend of period charm and modern family comfort define this delightful timber period residenceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 12.30-1pm

Contact

John Manton 0411 444 930 Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913

Web

www.5bakerstreetmalverneast.com

Office

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MAlVERN EAST 4/53 Finch Street Enjoying an enviable position within the highly regarded Gascoigne Estate, situated at the rear of a boutique development of only 4 units and providing easy access to High Street & Glenferrie Road shopping, Central Park and many transport options, this spacious single level villa (15.2sqs approx) features 2 double bedrooms (main with ENS and WIR), large study or potential 3rd bedroom, central bathroom, kitchen with separate meals area, generously proportioned living and dining areas, low maintenance wrap around courtyard and secure remote garage for 2 cars.

Auction

Saturday 12th May at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 10-10.30am

Contact

Ross Stryker 0401 318 772 James Tomlinson 0408 350 684

Web

www.4-53finchstreetmalverneast.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 residenceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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.

174 The weekly review \ APRIL 25, 2012

Auction

Saturday 5th May at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 2.45-3.15pm

Contact

Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058 Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271

Web

www.4-5ahedgeleyavenuemalverneast.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999


MElBOuRnE 829/539 St Kilda Road On Melbourneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most iconic boulevard, this exclusive penthouse apartment combines the luxury of space & superior appointments with a position of ultimate convenience. Extensive horizon views offer a backdrop to more than 18sqs approx of stylish double story accommodation. Featuring open plan living & dining spaces, an impressive Caesar Stone entertainers kitchen, flexible study, 3 bedrooms & winter garden balcony. Secure intercom/ lift entry, on site manager, remote basement parking for 2 & premium facilities that include heated horizon pool, spa, full gymnasium & rooftop entertaining.

Private Sale Inspect

Thursday 1.30-2pm & Saturday 10-10.30am

Contact

Oliver Bruce 0409 856 599 Stephen Gough 0439 844 855

Web

www.829-539stkildaroadmelbourne.com

Office

119 Bridport Street Albert Park 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 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; perfect for indoor/outdoor entertaining and relaxation. Features include ducted heating, split-system air-conditioners, shed/workshop, tandem carport.

Auction

Saturday 5th May at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45 & Saturday 2.45-3.15pm

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 Victorianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 2-2.30pm

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 2 evans Street From the top floor of this inviting townhouse, a main bedroom with spa ensuite enjoys sensational city views from its elegant terrace retreat. Below, three further bedrooms and a central bathroom convey complete comfort. Generous ground level living/dining and a granite open-plan kitchen overlook a paved courtyard of appealing proportions. Ducted vacuum, heating and cooling, intercom, garage and storage. Turner Reserve, Graham Street light rail station, bike paths, the beach and Bay Street are all only moments away.

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Auction

Saturday 12th May at 2.30pm

Inspect

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

Contact

Simon Gowling 0422 234 644 Damian Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Sullivan 0418 566 916

Web

www.2evansstreetportmelbourne.com

Office

119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999


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 3.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & 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

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 10.45-11.15am

Contact

John Manton 0411 444 930 Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913

Web

www.35highburygroveprahran.com

Office

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PRAHRAn 3/13 Wrexham Road Supremely stylish and surprisingly spacious, this sensational boutique town residence offers an enviable inner urban lifestyle. Timber floors flow through generous living/dining room with stunning contemporary kitchen opening to west-facing courtyard. The main bedroom with WIR, BIR, large balcony and stylish ensuite/bathroom is accompanied by two further bedrooms. Features ducted heating, 3xRC/air-conditioners, security intercom, powderroom, Euro-laundry and garage.

Auction

Saturday 12th May at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 2-2.30pm

Contact

Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058 Justin Krongold 0403 163 355

Web

www.3-13wrexhamroadprahran.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.

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Auction

Saturday 5th May at 2pm

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & 6-6.30pm Saturday 3-3.30pm

Contact

James Tostevin 0417 003 333 Andrew Gibbons 0407 577 007

Web

www.45erinstreetrichmond.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999


SOuTH YARRA 133 Surrey Road North Enviably close to every South Yarra amenity, the sensational lifestyle appeal of this Tuscan inspired contemporary residence is irresistible. Stunning custom made double doors introduce generous sitting room, stylish modern Miele kitchen and inviting living/dining room opening to private west-facing courtyard. Spacious main bedroom with BIRs and ensuite is complemented by two further bedrooms (BIRs) and bathroom. Features timber floors, ducted heating, alarm, air-conditioners, powderroom, Euro-laundry and OSP.

Auction

Saturday 12th May at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 10-10.30am

Contact

Joanna Nairn 0419 994 664 Mark Harris 0414 799 343

Web

www.133surreyroadnorthsouthyarra.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 10-10.30am & Sunday 3-3.30pm

Contact

Sam Hobbs 0404 164 444 Kaine Lanyon 0411 875 478

Web

www.42acarringtongrovestkildaeast.com

Office

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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).

Auction

Saturday 5th May at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 1.15-1.45pm

Contact

Andrew Gibbons 0407 577 007 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

Web

www.5belmontstreetsurreyhills.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

SuRREy HIllS 24A Chestnut Street Appealingly tucked away in a quiet, convenient cul-desac close this enduring 1950s brick family home in a leafy garden setting, offers a wonderful opportunity to take the interior to the next level. Presenting in excellent condition comprising formal living (OFP), adjacent dining, renovated kitchen/meals & sparkling bathroom, laundry, 3 bedrooms plus a spacious informal living room, outdoor entertaining and in-ground pool. Features include ducted heating, Bosch dishwasher, R/C air-conditioner, remote/tandem garage.

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Auction

Saturday 12th May at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 12.30-1pm

Contact

Andrew Gibbons 0407 577 007 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

Web

www.24achestnutstreetsurreyhills.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999


TOORAk 2/3 Chastleton Avenue A testament to the design skills of Christopher Doyle, this stunning whole floor, single level 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. Approximately 300sqm of living with 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.

Auction

Saturday 5th May at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 5.30-6pm & Saturday 12.30-1pm

Contact

Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271 Peter Bennison 0418 332 864

Web

www.2-3chastletonavenuetoorak.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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, videosecurity, 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

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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: Price: Open: Contact: Office:

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Saturday 5th May at 12.30pm $1,200,000 plus Thursday & Saturday 11.00 - 11.30am Joseph Brancato 0430 464 111, Russell Turner 0419 955 655 1161 Burke Road Kew 9817 0123

3 Hood Street

Short Stroll To Balwyn High - Wide Frontage 17M* Much loved red brick home with northern rear garden; prominent high side position. Move in, extend or replace with your new dream home (658sqm*). Comprises wide entry hall, formal lounge with OFP & separate dining room, 3 bedrooms with BIRs, refurbished family bathroom, updated kitchen, breakfast area, family room with French doors flowing out to a fabulous north facing paved area, covered pergola draped by an ornamental vine & all set in a well established garden, carport & workshop. Includes ducted heating & evaporative cooling. Features include, Balwyn High zone, abundance of parklands, walking/bike tracks, Doncaster Road tram & shopping; easy access to eastern freeway makes this a most desirable location. *appox. Auction: Price: Open: Contact: Office:

Saturday 12th May at 12.30pm $880,000 plus Thursday & Saturday 2.00 - 2.30pm Joseph Brancato 0430 464 111, Russell Turner 0419 955 655 72A Doncaster Road Balwyn North 9859 9517

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Glen Iris 2 Hillside Avenue (near corner of Finch Street) Cleverly Designed Spaces For All The Family Tucked away in a leafy cul de sac so beautifully peaceful yet so effortlessly close to Wattletree Road trams, Central Park and premier schools, this impeccably presented 4 bedroom plus study period home offers a family living and entertaining environment of immediately apparent quality and refinement. Amid landscaped garden surroundings, an architect designed renovation/ extension has modernised 1930´s origins creating a generous double storey floorplan that enjoys abundant natural light and garden aspects. Highlights include downstairs main bedroom with northern bay window, walk in robe and en suite, multiple living zones, ample built in storage, alfresco entertaining, double carport. Land size 685 sqm approximately. Auction: Saturday 12th May at 11.30am View: Thursday 2.00-2.30pm & Saturday 1.00-1.30pm Rob Vickers-Willis 0412 210 066 Jeff Gole 0419 401 677

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South Yarra 69 Darling Street ´Darling House´ This unique property offers an unparalleled opportunity to reside in one of South Yarra´s most desired positions. Comprising 3 levels of substantial living. An entry on the main level opens to a magnificent living room, with adjacent spacious dining area. Gourmet kitchen and family room with OFP. Master bedroom suite with WIR and ensuite. Family living is further enhanced by a 2nd living room/study on the 1st floor, 2 further spacious bedrooms and family bathroom. Private access to Lawson Grove and its famed café. The lower level comprises a 4th bedroom, 3rd bathroom and 4th living space, perfect for semi self-contained living for a teenager. This property is further adorned by a glorious north facing expansive private terrace and luxurious garden. Private Auction: Tuesday 15th May View: Thursday & Saturday 1.00-1.30pm Tim Derham 0438 332 844 Jock Langley 0419 530 008

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Malvern East 2 Vickery Street A Fine Single Level Family Format The appeal of genuine four bedroom plus study, three bathroom flexibility, enhanced by the allure of single level ease, defines this engaging double fronted Victorian close to Lloyd Street Primary School, St Mary´s, Central Park and several leading secondary schools. Dual living areas, each opening to entertaining decks and attractive outdoor dimensions surround a kitchen/dining zone featuring solid timber benches and reverse cycle heating/cooling beneath an airy, raked ceiling. Off street parking for 2 cars and deep established rear garden. An ideal family picture.

East Melbourne 179 Gipps Street www.179gippsstreet.com Significant Past, Present And Future Appeal Moments from magnificent Fitzroy Gardens, this historic property, first built in 1861, reveals beautifully flexible spaces surrounded by spectacular inner city gardens. Currently home to the prominent Chrysalis Gallery, downstairs domains lend themselves to living, dining and entertaining surrounding a romantic central courtyard. A charming second courtyard garden precedes a free standing studio. Upstairs, contemporary kitchen/dining, inviting living room and four bedrooms are complemented by an elegant balcony. A significant property, offering scope to be returned to a landmark family residence. Land size 698 sqm approx including driveway and rear access.

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TOORAK 8 Landen Place â&#x20AC;&#x153;Landen Houseâ&#x20AC;? At the top of this exclusive cul-de-sac, this superb 1930s slate-roofed 2-storey 3-bedroom plus a study residence, cushioned within a classical landscaped garden of some 9100sqft, makes a stunning impression. Set behind high remote gates for complete privacy, the property has been renovated to create a sense of sanctuary with an elegant northerly interior & comprehensive appointments in this esteemed address.

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Expressions of Interest. Close Tue 15th May 5pm View. Thursday 12.30-1pm & 5.30-6pm Call. Gowan Stubbings 0412 269 999 Michael Gibson 0418 530 392 Office. 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

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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), butlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kitchen, maidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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

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TOORAK 11 Selborne Road Toorak Elegance Ideally positioned in one of Toorakâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. Thursday 1-1.30pm & 5-5.30pm 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 87A Mathoura Road Timeless Style & Understated Elegance Enjoying a privileged position just metres from Toorak Village, this Parisian-style town residence â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1 of only 2 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; provides for low-maintenance contemporary living on a grand scale. Featuring impressive proportions, soaring ceilings & quality appointments throughout, the 2-storey residence comprises a magnificent entrance hall, formal dining room, living zone with OFP, entertaining courtyard, Smeg kitchen, 3 BRs (main with WIRs & ensuite), central bathroom & powder room. Also includes laundry, DLUG, OSP and heating/cooling.

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Expressions of Interest. Close Mon 14th May 5pm View. Thursday 1-1.30pm & 6-6.30pm Call. Gowan Stubbings 0412 269 999 Darren Lewenberg 0412 555 556 Office. 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

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TOORAK 16 Verdant Avenue Wayne Gillespie With Views Located in one of Toorakâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finest positions and only moments to Toorak Village, this Wayne Gillespie home offers the perfect blend of formal and informal living zones. Offering downstairs: large entry hall, open plan living and dining area with gourmet Kitchen complete with European appliances flowing out to a private courtyard garden with heated swimming pool, formal sitting room with open fire place, bathroom and full laundry. Upstairs: large main bedroom with walk in robes and ensuite, second bedroom with ensuite and BIR, two further bedrooms, both with BIRs and central bathroom. Additional features include: double lock up garage with ample storage, automated security gates and security system.

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Expressions of Interest. Close Tue 15th May 5pm View. Thursday 11-11.30am & 5.30-6pm Call. Alex Schiavo 0419 239 549 Ross Savas 0418 322 994 Office. 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

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


TOORAK 9 Landale Road Prime Cul-Dec-Sac Opportunity Secure the ultimate Toorak address & realise the immense potential of this solid-built 1960s family domain located close to Toorak Village, Como Park & all amenities. Set in an exclusive cul-de-sac on approx. 790sqm, the north-west facing home comprises a large lounge room with bar & OFP, alfresco zone with pool & spa, formal dining room, large kitchen with butlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pantry & meals area, courtyard, Paul Bangay gardens, 5 BRs (3 with en suites), double garage, separate laundry, heating/cooling, security & intercom.

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Saturday 12th May 12.30pm Thursday 12-12.30pm & 5-5.30pm Darren Lewenberg 0412 555 556 Gowan Stubbings 0412 269 999 Michael Gibson 0418 530 392 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

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TOORAK 15 Sargood Street Contemporary Perfection This brand new Nicholas Day masterpiece is where visionary contemporary design meets an elite quality of construction and appointment. Featuring elegant, understated interiors by David Hicks and refined gardens by Paul Bangay, this solid brick 5 bedroom mansion provides for an entertainerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lifestyle of absolute sophistication and luxury. Comp: northerly rear orientation, formal and informal living / dining / entertaining spaces, 6 car basement garage, basement home cinema, gym, lift, outdoor kitchen with entertaining area, travertine tiled pool, CBus, under flr heating, CCTV security & imported fittings & fixtures of the absolute highest quality.

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Expressions of Interest. Close Thu 17th May 5pm View. By Appointment Thursday 6-6.30pm Call. Michael Armstrong 0407 063 263 Ross Savas 0418 322 994 Office. 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

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


SOUTH YARRA 3 Marne Street A Magnificent Domain Precinct Offering Positioned in, arguably, Melbourneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finest streets, metres from the Royal Botanic Gardens, this substantial 1930â&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 include: garage, 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

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SOUTH YARRA 2/173 Walsh Street Botanic Precinct Sophistication Live your dream South Yarra lifestyle in this stylish town residence with tranquil surrounds and interiors that evoke style, grace and modernity. Set over two generous levels, this exclusive residence, one of only four provides an inviting entrance hall, spacious living room with OFP, marble kitchen with meals/dining area, fitted library or second living room, three well proportioned bedrooms, contemporary bathrooms and other complementary features such as secure parking on title, fully fitted laundry and ducted heating and air conditioning. Situated just moments to the Royal Botanic Gardens,Domain Road eateries and private schools.

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Expressions of Interest. Close Tue 15th May 5pm View. Thursday 2-2.30pm Call. Gowan Stubbings 0412 269 999 Nicole Gleeson 0414 809 221 Office. 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

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


MELBOURNE 2206/368 St Kilda Road A Shrine To Remember Superbly positioned on the 22nd floor overlooking â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Shrine of Remembranceâ&#x20AC;? 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.

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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

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SOUTH MELBOURNE 370 Park Street Grand Victorian With Double Lock-Up Garage And Studio Beautifully presented Italianate Victorian residence featuring many period details, walking distance to Albert Park Village, St Vincent Gardens and South Melbourne Market. Comprising: formal dining and living, entertainers kitchen, spacious north facing open plan living/dining, private landscaped garden with access to a studio (or 4th bedroom), powder room, separate laundry, ducted heating/cooling and double lock-up garage. Large main bedroom with built in robes complete with elegant marble ensuite and verandah access, 2 further bedrooms and central bathroom.

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Auction. View. Call. Office.

Saturday 12th May 11am Thursday 12-12.30pm & 6-6.30pm Tim Blackett 0400 780 700 Alex Schiavo 0419 239 549 101 Dundas Place, Albert Park

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


MALVERN 39 - 43 Mayfield Avenue Unique Land Holding In Stonnington Estate The opportunity exists to acquire one of Malvernâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finest 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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Saturday 5th May 12noon Thursday 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 APRIL 25, 2012 \ The weekly review 199


BALWYN NORTH 101 Panoramic Road Georgian Elegance In Panoramic Location This Georgian style residence in a spectacular elevated position boasts 4 bedrms (master with WIRs and ensuite), sep. formal and informal living and dining areas, a home office/5th bedrm, 3 bathrms, ample storage and a remote-operated dble grge with internal access. Infused throughout with glorious space and light, and constructed to the highest standards of craftmanship, this executive residence offers a wealth of additional features to suit the most discerning buyer. Within Balwyn HS zone.

kayburton.com.au 200 The weekly review \ APRIL 25, 2012

Auction. View. Call. Office.

Saturday 12th May 2pm Thursday & Saturday 12-12.30pm Cher Coad 0412 252 858 Scott Patterson 0417 581 074 553 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn

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


CANTERBURY 15a Chaucer Crescent Refined Town Residence Uncompromising quality and class in Canterburyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finest dress circle location is delivered by the awardwinning combination of architect Phillip Mannerheim and Brian Lee Master Builder with this magnificent new 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom residence. Single-level excellence and lift convenience to a 5-car garage and cellar enhance the effortless lifestyle appeal of this luxurious residence opening to north-facing rear travertine terrace and garden. Lounge area, large living/dining, Miele kitchen, study.

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Expressions of Interest. Close Tue 15th May 5pm View. Thursday 1-1.30pm & 6-6.30pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm Call. Daniel Bradd 0411 347 511 Scott Patterson 0417 581 074 Web. www.15achaucer.com Office. 553 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn

Albert Park. 9252 1800 Brighton. 9592 6522 Flinders. 5989 1000 Hawthorn. 8862 8000 Portsea. 5984 4744 South Yarra. 9820 1111 APRIL 25, 2012 \ The weekly review 201


CANTERBURY 162 Mont Albert Road Inspiring Future, Incomparable Location Prestigiously located along Canterburyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s illustrious Golden Mile, this substantial double-storey residence represents an outstanding opportunity to establish a fine family lifestyle within its exclusive confines or alternatively take advantage of the wide street frontage and near level 2,011sqm allotment to create the ultimate family dream (STCA). Featuring a N/S floodlit Mod-Grass tennis court, the existing home offers comfortable 10 room, 4 BR plus study accommodation in a leafy locale of peerless distinction near the finest schools, Whitehorse Road shopping/trams and Balwyn Park.

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Saturday 12th May 1pm Thursday & Saturday 2-2.30pm Tim Picken 0419 305 802 Daniel Bradd 0411 347 511 553 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn Little Residential Gerry Cantwell 0418 100 136

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


BRIGHTON 144 Cochrane Street One Of Brightonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S Finest Federations Superb proportions, stylish interiors & a winning combination of indoor & outdoor spaces confirm the immediate appeal of this renovated period residence comprising a large OPL zone with OFP, separate formal room with OFP, high quality kitchen, main BR with OFP, WIRs & en suite; 2 additional BRs with OFP & BIRs, central bathroom, study/4th BR, manicured gardens, extensive rear deck, solar heated pool/spa, OSP for 3 cars, garden shed, wine cellar, laundry, ducted heating, AC, security alarm, intercom & auto gates all set on over 9000 sqft of land.

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Auction. View. Call. Office.

Saturday 12th May 12noon Thursday 1-1.30pm Stewart Lopez 0418 377 757 Miranda Leeden 0499 475 616 36 Carpenter (Cnr Church) Street, Brighton

Albert Park. 9252 1800 Brighton. 9592 6522 Flinders. 5989 1000 Hawthorn. 8862 8000 Portsea. 5984 4744 South Yarra. 9820 1111 APRIL 25, 2012 \ The weekly review 203


TOORAK 1 Cole Court Prized Court Position

TOORAK 44 Bruce Street A Home For All Seasons

This contemporary north facing residence is located in one of Toorakâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most premier courts. Mostly on one level, has 3 bdrs, main with WIR plus formal living & dining room, study, OP gourmet kitchen and meals area all with access to a central courtyard. Also alarm, heating/air cond & double LUG.

Fully renovated 3BR, 2 bath home, elegantly appointed & positioned a short stroll to Toorak Village. Enjoying period features, high ceilings & 3 OFPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s this brick home offers, secure entry, formal lounge, stunning kitchen, open plan living & dining feat operable glass wall + water-feature overlooking rear garden with car access.

Auction Saturday 12th May 2.30pm View Thursday 2-2.30pm & 7-7.30pm

Auction Saturday 12th May 11am View Thurs 12-12.30pm & 6-6.30pm & Sat 11-11.30am

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Alex Schiavo 0419 239 549 Ross Savas 0418 322 994 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

Peter Kudelka 0418 319 439 Jacqui Ralph 0418 106 068 226 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 8 Duffryn Place Single Level Living In The Heart Of Toorak

MELBOURNE 1401/430 St Kilda Road St Kilda Roadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Premium Address

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 BRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, master suite with (ens & WIR), central BTH & lndry. Other feat: ducted heating, cooling & dble car accom. Land size 506m2 approx. Redevelopment options STCA.

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, concierge, 2 secure car parks, storeroom, pool & gymnasium.

Expressions of Interest Matt Davis 0412 466 858 Close Monday 7th May 5pm Nicole Gleeson 0414 809 221 View Thursday 2.30-3pm & 6-6.30pm 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

Expressions of Interest Close Tuesday 15th May 5pm View Thursday 2-2.30pm

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Tom Staughton 0411 554 850 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 APRIL 25, 2012 \ The weekly review 205


PRAHRAN 15/15 Kelvin Grove Tranquil Living & Northern Aspects Situated on the 1st floor this 2 bedroom apartment offers wonderful light filled spaces in this much sought after location only moments from the High St trams & cafes. Spacious living/dining, renovated bathroom with sep WC & laundry facilities, newly appointed BIRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, balcony & OSP. Auction Saturday 12th May 1.30pm View Thursday 12-12.30pm

Tom Staughton 0411 554 850 Peter Kudelka 0418 319 439 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

AUCTION SATURDAY

ELSTERNWICK 5/18 Victoria Street Contemporary Parkside Perfection

ST ANDREWS BEACH 2 Moana Court Wide, Commanding Ocean Views!

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.)

In this most tightly held and sought after cul-de-sac which has direct walk-way 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.

Expressions of Interest Ian Jackson 0419 593 663 Close Monday 7th May 5pm Sam Upleger 0410 150 074 View By Appointment Thursday 11.45- 36 Carpenter Street, Brighton 12.15pm

Auction Saturday 28th Apr 2pm View Saturday 1.30-2pm

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

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


Balwyn 3 Bernborough Avenue Expansive residence with office in the Balwyn High School zone. An entirely enticing proposition, this renovated residence with separate fully-fitted office welcomes as you walk past the rose garden into the wide entry hall, formal lounge with open fire place & dining room. Working from home is a delight from the purposebuilt office with separate entrance, kitchenette and cabling for internet & commander telephone system. Boasting views over the paved alfresco dining & solar heated pool, the contemporary kitchen faces the informal dining & living where sun floods in through an expanse of windows. 4 double bedrooms, a retreat & 2 superb bathrooms provide an abundance of space for the whole family. 4

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O’Donoghues 2

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 Auction:

Saturday 5th May, at 11.00 am

• Generous living, inviting dining opens to terrace

Inspect:

Thursday 1.00 - 1.30 pm and Saturday 12.00 - 12.30 pm

• Well maintained traditional separate kitchen/meals

Woodend 125 High Street

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

Woodend’s Most Recognised Landmark An Outstanding Restoration Opportunity On One Acre (In Four Separate Allotments) Historic, iconic, and charming two storey Colonial Georgian style solid brick and weatherboard residence of approx 37sqm (in need of extensive renovation). Prime central township location. Subject to council approval “Islay House” would be ideal for use as tea rooms, restaurant, gallery, arts and crafts or other creative tourism opportunities. Land features some lovely mature oak trees and rear access from Davy St. Mortgagee Auction - Saturday 12 May at 1pm View This Sat 28 April 2-2.30pm (or see our website for more times) Contact John Keating 0419 880 444

Contact:

269 Camberwell Road, Camberwell, 3124

www.odonoghuesfn.com.au

9882 3303

“Islay House” Circa 1860/1946

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83 High Street, Woodend

(03) 5427 2999

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

CAULFIELD NORTH 46 cromwell street

RENOVATED COURTYARD APARTMENT

THE EPITOME OF LUXURIOUS FAMILY LIVING Designed by Avi Milder, this dramatically proportioned home functions flawlessly for family living. Finished to exacting standards, it’s poolside paradise with separate living, open family & dining, culinary kitchen, fitted study, gym & choice of two alfresco areas.

| AUCTION CONTACT

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| Sunday 13th May 2.30 Leor Samuel 0413 079 255 Darren Krongold 0438 515 433 Aviv Samuel 0401 378 582

9526 1999

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2 Double Bedrooms Fully Renovated in 2006 New Kitchen & Stone Benchtops Dishwasher, Pantry and Meals area

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Renovated Tiled Bathrm & Lndry Note Bath, Shower Recess & Sep WC Private Sunny Courtyard Prime Hawthorn Location

Auction: Saturday 5th May at 11am Inspection: Thurs and Sat 12-12:30pm ESR $430 to $470 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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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 this Sunday at 3 pm Arch Staver 0417 515 802 Rick Daniel 0409 737 985 OPEN Wed 25 April 11 - 11.45 am

414 Rathdowne St Carlton North 9347 4322

www.nelsonalexander.com.au


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