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Individual design, with price certainty No two the same Each of the houses shown here is different to all the others. They have different owners, at different life stages, with different household arrangements, and are built on different sites with different orientations. Common attributes Each of these houses has shared attributes too. Each one was individually designed to an individual brief. Each one was optimally designed to the contours of its site, the path of the sun across that site, the retention where possible of existing trees, and the best possible capture of available views. Each met the distinct needs of its owners. Price certainty Here’s something very different. In all cases, the owners knew the price of construction before they were required to make any significant financial commitments. How did they have this price certainty—for individual design? Because they worked with experienced design professionals who fully understood house construction; design professionals embedded within a reputable builder. They worked with Fasham. A Better Way Fasham’s Brian Stacey and Rodney Smith are highly experienced residential designers. With over 70 years between them in design-and-build roles they have a comprehensive knowledge of house construction techniques, materials and timelines. They know when there is a better way; where that ‘better way’ may, for example, save energy costs, introduce more light, shorten construction time or allow reductions in the budget. Fasham is, in effect, a professional design studio within a building company. This structure ensures that all designs are ‘buildable’ for the quoted price, as all plans are estimated within Fasham before being presented to the client. Designer sensibilities But are they good designers? At the risk of stating the obvious we could observe that you don’t make it as designers, in any field, without having keen design sensibilities. And you don’t build the reputation that Fasham has built over its forty years, without being very good designers indeed.

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ViRginia tRioli

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ight, so where was I? Oh yes: when last you heard from your correspondent, she was moving a little slowly and warbling on about embracing the chaos that would certainly come with the arrival of a little one. Enter Addison Marcello, a fine young boy of good size, and did someone mention chaos? My goodness – be careful what you wish for! Now, before my fearsome editor, and many of you, start grumbling about me turning into a “mummy blogger”, as one Twitter follower darkly warned me against, let me be clear: this column is not for the mummies out there. They know this stuff already. It’s fair enough that you might not want to read all about a new mother’s world, so instead today’s column is for the rest of you: you who don’t have children, don’t want children, or who might have had children so long ago that you’ve forgotten the overwhelming nature of the experience. Not part of the whole mummy thing? OK – then this is what your role should be instead. Hillary Clinton was right: it really does take a village to raise a child, except that we don’t connect with each other as villagers any more, and if I’ve learnt anything in the past eight weeks it’s that life is easier, better and simply happier if we do. The pocket-sized guide below applies not just to the family of a newborn, but to friends who are unwell or infirm; to those who are alone and lonely; to mates who are having a hard time or to families who are struggling. The message is that you simply can’t help enough – and every tiny morsel of your help will be more deeply appreciated than you can imagine. A short visit is a good visit: When you’re with a new arrival, or struggling with an illness, no one wants an hour-long visit when there are nappies to be changed or bed beckons. If you are offered a cup of tea, decline: they’re only being polite

\ it takes a suburb

and they don’t have the energy to make it for you. The fact that you thought to show up, offer love and a kiss is enough. Now it’s time to go home. Bring food: I remember, when I was young, how common this was in my parish with those who needed help, and I will forever remember those who stopped by in the first days with a pot of soup, a casserole for the freezer. One long-time friend kept me fed with traditional Chinese postnatal foods for one month – “Now you’re on your own!” – and my gratitude was limitless. Cooking is that last thing you feel you can do in this state. We should be doing this often, when friends are tired, overwhelmed or unwell. The care and ease that it brings is immeasurable. Be the magic kitchen fairy: I reckon we all need this from time to time. Slip into the kitchen of your struggling friend, mother, sister, and wash, dry, clean up and sweep – and then disappear. Oh, the relief of finding the kitchen clean and one more task struck off a list that is never really completed. It means starting to talk to each other about swapping house keys and a deeper involvement in each other’s lives, which we all resist: but as we age, and hope to stay in our homes, we will have to embrace this idea. We will have to return to the village way of doing things. We have been overwhelmed by how happily and lovingly this little boy has been greeted, and all the unexpected help has made us realise how lucky we are to have the friends we do. It’s reaffirmed the importance of taking care of those in our community, and we plan to return all the favours … once this happy chaos starts to subside, just a little. \ we welcome your feedback @ www.theweeklyreview.com.au/mouthing-off

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birthday edition \ a word from our readers

Publisher’s message

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all you need is love

PeTer wILmoTH TaLKs To BuddHIsT BreTT KIrK

What a fantastic article on a real champion on and off the field, and role model. This bloke is the sort of person who really fits the mould. I had the pleasure of meeting Brett at a Hall-of-Fame dinner a couple of years ago and was genuinely thrilled at the interest he showed in me and my family. I eagerly await his book, as I am sure people from all walks of life will. Brett Kirk, you’re an inspiration. Gary Marsden (online)

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Cycle of life sHaNe PerKINs TaLKs To PeTer wILmoTH aBouT THe worLd CHamPIoNsHIPs aNd THe oLYmPICs

A great article and, like everyone else, I wish Shane all the best for the Worlds and Olympics. Whatever Shane does he is already a world champion and his performances to date speak for themselves. He will give his best. Best wishes, Shane. Mike Goldie (online)

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Creative space arTIsT PeTer HeNNesseY CHaTs To HarI raJ

The article reads and looks sensational. You are such a great writer and Peter’s philosophy is so clearly projected. Just wanted to say a BIG thanks. Claire butler (email)

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raww power JaNe roCCa TaLKs To fasHIoNIsTa mICaH GIaNNeLI

I thought I could just send an email to send kudos on the latest article with Micah Gianneli in TWR. I have been lucky enough to have met Micah last year … and find her a true inspiration for all. I just wanted to commend you on the fantastic article you wrote, I thought your writing could not have been written any better. A true depiction of who she is, where she came from, and what to look out for. tish tambakau (email)

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toP five \ most hits online MAsterChef to Mr Chef Adam liaw \ Issue 52

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new in 2012 \ monthly features Motoring \ When the adrenalin bug bites, it bites hard.

Motoring explores the passion, the techniques, the philosophy, the technology and the mystique of all things four- and two-wheeled. style + the city \ As a lifestyle magazine it is only fitting that we share with you inspirations and design tips behind some of the most beautiful homes we come across.

Corrie Perkin \ Issue 53

AnChor WoMAn (JuleS TAHAn)

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t’s hard to believe that this week marks the second birthday of The Weekly Review. In so many ways the past two years seem to have flown by and yet there have been so many interesting twists and turns that it’s hard to believe we have packed so much into such a short time. There have been many highlights on the way to printing almost 21 million magazines in our first two years. Watching The Weekly Review family grow from four staff, working out of a tiny office in Port Melbourne, to a full-time team of 22 of the most talented people I have ever worked with has been the major highlight. At a time when larger media companies have been contracting, it has been pleasing to watch our business grow. Editorially we have continued to set new standards and our huge following clearly demonstrates there is enormous appetite for quality journalism delivered free to your door. Our loyal and ever-increasing band of readers is a credit to our editorial team. We promised to expand our offerings and we did, including the introduction of monthly features such as Motoring and Style + The City. Reader feedback has played a big part in shaping our content and we welcome your continued input and suggestions. The formula has also proved popular with advertisers who continue to increase in number across a range of new categories. Our sales team has offered exceptional customer service and it is a credit to all the team that all our advertisers keep coming back. Results count. While we continue to get that combination right, there is a strong future for journalism and for traditional print-media businesses. And it’s not just us who believe we have struck a winning formula. At the end of last year, Metro Media Publishing (the owner of The Weekly Review) announced that it would merge with Fairfax Community Network, which is made up of 32 suburban titles around metropolitan Melbourne. The deal is still subject to ACCC approval, but the desire by Fairfax, one of the world’s most prestigious media brands, to acquire 50 per cent of The Weekly Review is a very powerful endorsement of our business model and our vision. The proposed merger of Metro Media Publishing and Fairfax Community Network will allow us to broaden the strong editorial focus across the stable of 34 newspapers and magazines and to provide even greater competition for advertisers. The future looks brighter than ever, but for now we would like to thank readers and advertisers for your loyalty and support our the past two years. From all the team at The Weekly Review, we hope you enjoy our special second birthday edition. \

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fRAncEscA cARtER DiscoVERs thE ARt BEhinD thE ARtistRY of comic hAnnA gADsBY

biggest reader response

Just a quick email to say thank you so much for all your help, support and patience during this time of madness! You and your team did such an amazing job with the Hannah Gadsby issue. This is why I love your magazine so much – striking pics and good, proper interviews that make great reads. Lana Matafonov (email) Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2012

“I am not the first person to observe this. I will clearly not be the last. But my word, everyone has an opinion on this mysterious and wonderful state of expectation, don’t they? And aren’t they all too happy to share it?”

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Firechief Pizzeria Issue

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TONI MATICEVSKI TALKS FASHION AND SUCCESS WITH DHAV NAIDU

Good article – thank you – I enjoyed reading it! Toni is a very unique talent indeed. Natasha Marchev (online) I really enjoyed reading this feature – Toni Maticevski is a mega talent. His creations are sublime and his down-to-earth and self-effacing manner is so refreshing in the fashion industry. Beautifully written Miller (online)

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lEAnnE tolRA DiscoVERs A slicE of itAlY in thE hEARt of hAWthoRn EAst

I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank you for your kind assessment of Firechief. I realise you wouldn’t write anything you didn’t mean, and so, I am particularly grateful that you realised what we are producing and the lengths we have gone to to try to please the market we reside in. And FYI … business has really picked up this week! Paul Mathis (email)

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DHAV NAIDU DISCUSSES HOW MULTICULTURALISM IS INFLUENCING THE FASHION INDUSTRY

Congratulations for being a genuine 21st-century Australian. It is people like you that sets the direction for a proud unique Australia. The front cover and the quote from our National Anthem is looooong overdue. Thank you. Raine Ferdinands (online)

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Beauty scribe \ bY DHAV NAIDU

This article is amazing! It’s better than most beauty sections of magazines! I spend hours looking through all different magazines for tips and information like this. It was so detailed and I love how you give products to try. I have shown all my friends the article and will never throw it away! Thank you so much! Lauren Gedye (online)

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Thumbs down to handiwork on thE PREssuREs of ARts AnD cRAfts BY KAtRinA hAll

Go girl! Why don’t you let them all know you are a convent-educated country lass who learnt satin and daisy stitch plus blanket stitch with the greatest of ease at the age of 12! Your crocheted potholders were a delight! Enjoying your columns. Congratulations! Liz Hollins (online) I understand that is your viewpoint of handiwork, but to many people craft and handmade goodies have a lot more of a positive meaning than you realise. Crafting, whether it be knitting, cooking, having a veggie patch or whatever, is about getting together with other like-minded people, sharing skills, socialising and having a community connection, having a sense of accomplishment, being creative and environmentally friendly and not buying mass-produced. For some, crafting is also a form of political expression and it can teach people to be generous. For instance, a crafter in Sydney organised Quilts for Queensland for the flood victims. People from all over the world made quilts to brighten a bare house as homes and lives are rebuilt. Just another viewpoint about craft for you to think about too! Amanda (online) Ahem, some of us crafters are actually highly skilled artisans who do this for a living. Employment is good, right? contInues » P15 Emma (online)

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‘I have no regrets’

mouthing off columnist ViRginiA tRioli on EmBRAcing chAngE

OK, initial response I was gobsmacked to hear you were having a baby. Mind you it was more out of selfishness as I immediately thought – there goes my mornings of waking up to your beaming face telling me the events for the day. Second response was to ring all I knew who followed you avidly, to spread the great news. There were even a couple of toasts. Anyway cutting to the chase ... yep, everyone has advice, some better than others, and I think it should be a rite of passage for a parent-to-be to otherwise listen or choose to blatantly ignore. Most is with good intention “what worked for me” kind of statements, etc. So my words of advice: when your partner wants to go out for those last drinks with the boys, let him; by that stage you will need to have thinking space too. Next thing is people like to say they want to be “ready” to have kids before trying – two children later and I think I am still not ready and mine are prepubescent, need I say more? We are never prepared for the challenges parenthood brings and yes, we are confronted each day with the wonders and intricacies of stunning characters that we live and breath every living moment of our lives. The arrival of a child in our lives emphasises what you touched upon in your article, that the one consistent aspect of everyone’s life is change, and that is so beautiful. You will see your child grow, and you and your partner too will grow and every person around you will as well. From my family to you (as we all watch you with dedication in the mornings and during your Artscape interviews (we have a suggestion for another if you wish) You go, woman! This child has such a bright future ahead led by two amazingly strong and forthright parents. Blessings to the three of you for having found each other. Tania de Bono (online) Everyone is an expert at parenthood. The birth of each of my three boys are the three best days of my life. I would not swap them for anything. But that doesn’t mean that you don’t have a whole new range of things to worry about and corresponding joys to experience. I became a first-time father at 37 and I now understand why we are supposed to breed in our 20s, but life is what you make of it and it has been good to us. Jeff (online) You will either seek out, or have thrust upon you, books, how-to videos, endless advice, asides, comments, etc. Collect them all, studiously order and file them in a case, and then throw them all in the bin, as pregnancy, childbirth and parenthood is a perennial leap of faith and a trip into the unknown. No one does it “right”, we all muddle through, and hope for the best. Oh, a sense of humour, patience, and one friend you can call on for a short break and a cup of tea, is pretty well all you need. Stuart Ritchie (online)

* This article was also picked up by Wendy Harmer’s The Hoopla and Mia Freedman’s Mamamia. » http://thehoopla.com.au/virginia-chaos-begin/ » www.mamamia.com.au/parenting/at-every-great-turning-point-anxiety-bursts-through/

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i thoroughly enjoyed reading the recent article in TWR about michael reynolds. what a fascinating visionary he is! As a huge fan of anyone who combines thoughtful and appealing architecture with sustainability it was great to read about such a radical hippie and how his efforts are changing the world and offering alternatives to everyday bricks and mortar. i look forward to seeing Garbage Warrior as soon as it is available here. it was an interesting, insightful and well-written piece … just like the man himself. Please give us more inspirational stories like this in future! lindy barda (email)

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The various voices of Jon Jackson JON JACKSON DISCUSSES THE HIGHS AND LOWS OF THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY WITH HARI RAJ Thanks for your fantastic article. your standard of writing is really a cut above the usual. I am very grateful for the time, effort and creativity you brought to the story. It has made me feel rather more wonderful than I really am. best wishes and many thanks, jon jackson (email)

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DETECTIVE SUPERINTENDENT AND AUSTRALIAN POLICE MEDAL RECIPIENT, GERRY RYAN, OPENS UP TO ANDREW MCUTCHEN

that is a greAt story and it just goes to show, hard work is recognised and rewarded. well done, gerry, very much deserved. nick lobianco (online)

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can be twice as nice but double the trouble. Just ask the first boyfriends of international music sensations Liv and Mim Nervo. As teenagers, the gorgeous blonde Ivanhoe girls decided to see if they could fool their beaus, who were good mates. “It was like school holidays and they were over at my parents’ house,” recalls Liv, now distinguished – just – by her longer locks. Mim has the cropped do. “And we switched jumpers and then one of us went and sat on the lap of the other boyfriend. “This was a time where the extent (of physical contact) to our boyfriends was just holding hands, so that was a pretty big deal. And then of course I think he tried to hug me or something like that and I totally freaked out.” Luckily for potential suitors the Nervo twins decided to stick to being twice as nice, concentrating instead on modelling and music. Soon after finishing school, the Genazzano FCJ College old girls established themselves as electro-pop singer-songwriters, producers and DJs. Known as the Nervo Twins or Nervo, they have since travelled the world, collaborating with Kylie Minogue, Jennifer Hudson, Rachel Stephens, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Ke$ha, DJ/producer David Guetta, the Pussycat Dolls and Miley Cyrus. They have also worked with DJs Roger Sanchez, Armin Van Buuren, Deadmau5, Kaskade, and Laidback Luke. In 2011 Nervo spent the US summer supporting Nicki Minaj and Britney Spears on their Femme Fatale arena tour, while jetting to Las Vegas for a monthly DJ residency with the Wynn Hotel Group. They also joined the Identity tour, the biggest travelling electronic music festival in the US. If that wasn’t enough, last September they released their first single, We’re All No One, featuring Afrojack and Steve Aoki. Their EMI deal also enabled them to tap into their underground club scene roots and sign artists to their new imprint, Nervo Records. Speaking by phone from LA before their recent Australian tour, a bright and bubbly Liv says being a twin has helped her cope with the rigours of the music industry, which often sees her and Mim live and work in each others’ pockets. While their connection is not quite telepathic, it is special. “People are always like ‘do you have that weird twin telepathy’?,” she says. “We’ve never had any kind of weird (incident) … when Mim hurts her arm and I’m on the other side of the world and I’m like ‘I need to call Mim’. But we are certainly very close and can definitely get a good read of each other’s moods. “I would say that if there’s anyone on Earth who could read Mim’s mind then I would be the closest to that and vice versa, purely because we’re really close. There’s no secrets between us. We’re always together so we kind of do know what’s coming.” Mim and Liv are based in London, a world away way from leafy Ivanhoe, where they grew up with older sister Adele, now a Hong Kong-based mother of two, and younger brother Morris. Mum Flaviana is a dentist and dad Garry is an endodontist. The family moved to Ivanhoe from Whittlesea about 20 years ago. Both Italian, Garry and Flaviana encouraged their daughters to be musical but didn’t think they would make a living from it. To them, a solid career had an academic base. “Mum and dad always thought music was more of a luxury and a hobby,” Liv says. “I don’t think they thought we’d make a career out of it. There is that academic school of thought where you study and get a real job. “(But) they were very encouraging of us to learn musical instruments. We’ve been learning piano since we were like seven years old and … we always sang. We always liked to make music. First and foremost we both really liked music. It kind of came naturally. It was just natural that we turned it into a career.” Their Italian heritage is important. “We’re very proud that we’re Italian-Australian,” Liv says. “Our parents were … working-class immigrants that worked very hard, very moral, good people and very hard working. We speak Italian, so whenever we go to Italy that always helps. It’s definitely a part of our equation.” Monozygotic twins share the same egg, but not always the same tastes. As a teenager, Liv liked heavier music. “I went a little bit more rock,” she says. “I kind of became obsessed with Nirvana and Pearl Jam. We had an exchange student who lived with us and she liked that kind of music so I thought she was the coolest thing ever. Both girls, however,

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loved everything from Cole Porter and Gypsy Kings to Mariah Carey, Kurt Cobain and Tom Tom Club. After sneaking out to clubs, they gravitated towards house music. “From when we could really get into music ourselves … we both really loved house music,” Liv says. “Mim and I both shared our love of dance music, and that’s where we I guess started.” At 16 they were modelling when a local producer offered them a job as demo singers. This led to songwriting, a move to London and more work. After a lean period working in a bar, things literally took off, and they have been in demand worldwide since. Nervo toured Australia last month as DJs, and plan to spend much of the European summer in Ibiza, the legendary party island off the coast of Spain, and in the US, spinning discs and developing their second single. “And then I think the next time we’ll be home is over Christmas. We make it home every Christmas,” Liv says. Liv and Mim base themselves in London largely due to the network of friends they have built up since leaving Melbourne. They love their new life but miss home. “Oh yeah, I love Melbourne, love, love, love, love Australia,” Liv says. “We get home a few times a year, which is good. Every time we get home I realise again how much I love the city, and that doesn’t go away. Luckily I’m busy and enjoying our work … so it doesn’t get me down, but we do love Australia, (we’re) very proud to be Australian, very proud actually to be Melburnians. “I like the café scene, I actually think the fashion is brilliant. I just love Brunswick Street, I like St Kilda … I love Melbourne’s down-to-earth vibe. I think one thing that Australians share or Melburnians … is a very open thing. They’re open to new shows or live theatre in the Botanic Gardens, things like that. I always find when I come home there’s always something fun to do.” They may have arrived just minutes earlier, but first-born twins often make sure everyone knows who is “older”. Not so with the Nervos. “I’m two minutes older,” Liv says. “(But) there’s no ‘respect your elders’. I don’t think it really affects who’s bossier or anything like that. We take it in turns to boss each other around.” The twins are close but not immune to disagreement. “We get asked a lot ‘do you like being twins’, ‘do you like working with your sister, do you fight?’ and all that kind of stuff,” Liv says. “We’re normal sisters like any other sisters. We do squabble. I just think the dynamic we have … creatively in the studio it’s very free and very honest and very open.” “We have disagreements when we’re in the studio. If we’re being creative we feel quite passionately about things, so … I might really give Mim a hard time if she’s not letting me have a go at developing an idea and vice versa. When we leave the studio it’s all over. We’re very good at dropping it, actually, and just getting on with it. If we both agree on things, it’s the biggest high ever.” Life is full-on but Liv, who describes herself as “sort of” single, says they will find time if either meets someone special. “If one of us finds somebody that we like we call it ‘living time’,” she says. “We take time off or we go on a holiday or we try and tailor some tours around wherever they live. We’re pretty good at that.” Garry and Flaviana, who still live in Ivanhoe, are now right behind their daughters’ careers. Flaviana travels a lot and visits the girls at least once a year. “Now they’re happy that we’re happy and enjoying life,” Liv says. “I think when they came to see us DJ, they worked out that we could make a career out of it. I think all parents want is for their kids to be happy in their jobs and have a little bit of financial security, so now that we’re not both waitresses I think they’re both happy for us.” Australia has about 400,000 twins, about 2 per cent of the population. The Nervo sisters are doing their bit for science, having been on the Australian Twin Registry since 1994. They have participated in studies on asthma, epilepsy and understanding twin competition and comparison. Registry marketing officer Lynette Walker says the registry has about 66,000 members and is always looking for more. “Twins help us to better understand genetic and environmental factors in diseases from cancer to epilepsy,” Walker says. \ ccritchley@theweeklyreview.com.au

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how do you tell the nervo twins apart? easy(ish) – their hair. Liv has flowing blonde locks while Mim favours a shorter crop. “we just say Liv has the long hair and Mim the minimal hair,” Liv says. “Mim cut her hair when we were about 15 and now i think she will kill me if i cut my hair. we can’t both be looking too twinny and identical. Mim’s hair looks great on her. i think she’s really grown into the style and maybe i’ve grown into my style.”

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after writing for the likes of Ke$ha, Kylie Minogue (above), the Pussycat Dolls and Jennifer hudson, nervo released their first single, We’re All No One, in september 2011. the song was a marked departure in style and sound from their previous underground dancefloor productions, described as “setting its sights on the future of pop, electro and dance synergies”.

musical twins the Veronicas Pop divas Lisa and Jess origliasso (above) eLVis PresLey had a stillborn twin, Jesse Garon Bee Gees Disco legends robin and Maurice Gibb GooD charLotte Us rockers Benji and Joel Madden (RobeRt Cianflone, Jamie mcCaRthy / WiReimage / getty images)

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my view \ katrina hall says ...

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he Weekly Review is two this week. And two is a great number. It is the first prime number, the smallest prime number and the only even one. I googled it. But I like it for reasons other than the mathematical, because having two things is often better than one. I like to have two breakfasts. And one coffee in the morning doesn’t touch the sides. Same with pinot (but at night, of course, I’m not that bad). Two weeks is the ideal time for a holiday, two years even better. Two tickets to something is better than one, and you can have a lot of fun with two wheels, and think of all the things on the human body that there are two of that can be useful or amusing. They say it’s good to have two dogs, two parents, two arms and two legs. It’s possible to have one of all of these things and survive, but better, really, to have the two of them. Especially legs. And two kids. Start with one, but God that was a shock. No one said you wouldn’t be able to sleep and babies survive only because you simply can’t take your eyes off them for a second, and who knew it would be like that? But only kids are lonely kids so we better make another one for the first one, and for the country, and to get the other sex, and after two that’s it, we’re done. Three, not a good idea, they reckon. Some say the third was the one that broke their backs, their bank balance, their figure, their marriage. Three is technically OK,

and would have been nice, of course, if only to see what other combination came out of the DNA mix, but two is a good number for kids. One for each hand. Two might be the year of tantrums, but I’m not knocking it for that. My kids threw lots of curly ones when they were two, but they also chucked wobblies when they were three, four and five. And 10, and many of them in the last days of term. For a while there we were just two people, and I think of that great period in our lives all the time, now that we are four. It was a crazy, giddy, timeless little universe of two, and it’s becoming blurry like a dream now. If only I’d realised then that eating out all the time and reading books in bed all day Saturday would one day be impossible, maybe I’d have enjoyed it more. Or done it more. And yes, I know, the importance of being able to do things such as party all night and sleep in whenever you feel like it is debatable, and on a scale of “will the world end” not very high, but I’m just saying … And what I now know is that it’s important to be just two for a while, before you expand into the threes and fours, and I say that because a lot of twos who became threes or fours too quickly are now becoming ones again with visiting rights. Everyone needs the time to explore and enjoy the power of two. Plus, if there are two people in a room, then surely one of them doesn’t need to tweet what they’re having for dinner to their 440 followers. They can just tell the other person in the room what they’re having for dinner. Being two illuminates the need for social media, or it should. And that, more than anything else, makes it a great number. \ khall@theweeklyreview.com.au we welcome your feedback @ www.theweeklyreview.com.au/my-view

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Two fingers laid out horizontally apparently measure 30ml, the volume of liquid required for the perfect shot of coffee, or alcohol. And that’s where this daytime den, in the shadow of the Forum Theatre, got its name. It was named and styled long before current incumbent Leo Torres took over 2½ years ago, but he saw little need for change. The addition of a Wega espresso machine and a love of coffee and cooking were all the personality this vintage city haven required. Torres has a short egg, bacon and carbohydrate offering at breakfast time, a hearty lunch menu and daily batch of house-baked muffins, all prepared in a compact, functional kitchen. His regulars, who need to say little more than hello before their coffee order is extracted, are drawn from nearby office towers. Torres retained the Genovese Coffee brand and his brews are suave, brooding Italians with a full body and touch of muscle. The café is mostly open during the day, but when the Forum next door has a special function it becomes a late-night bar.

Two Fingers Shop 2b, 27 Russell Street, city

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Two Fingers showcases the classic Melbourne café design of old – long before industrial design and urban grunge were de rigueur. The narrow space is softly lit and given a sense of grandeur with marble-tiled floors and flocked wallpaper. The worn beige vinyl banquettes with red back-padding that line the wall opposite the counter are set with small, round tables, ideal for a quick perch. Stayers head to the cosy rear alcove, tucked beneath the stairs. Black net curtains and a lobster pot hang over the doorway and there’s a brass railway luggage rack holding bags of coffee beans and takeaway cups. \

Leo Torres moves rapidly between the espresso machine at his café’s front door and the stove at the end of his galley kitchen. Some days he has help in his tiny café, others he runs it solo. Born in the Philippines, Torres grew up in Hong Kong. He spent his university years in Australia, completing one of the last full-time hospitality degrees offered at Melbourne University, and worked in hotel operations for many years. He’s retained his hotel-gained charm and efficiency but enjoys the more intimate operations of preparing food and coffee for regulars, who want little more than quick meals and quality espresso-based brews. Torres has refined his caffeine skills at his own two-group machine. His preference is for a three-quarter caffe latte, with a cappuccino-style chocolate topping. \ ltolra@theweeklyreview.com.au

(Darrian Traynor)

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Phone \ 9663 0202 Barista \ Leo Torres Coffee \ Genovese Barista’s choice \ Three-quarter caffe latte Open \ Monday to Friday 7am-4pm; Saturday 9am-3pm

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his is a story of fishes, and loaves (well, focaccia), and a second coming, but it’s not the Bible. It’s the story of St Peter’s, Maurice Esposito’s second restaurant – after Esposito in Carlton – that’s now having a second go at getting things right in the city. St Peters has a cool laneway address at Melbourne Place next door to the Kelvin Club, founded in 1927 by lawn bowlers and engineers. Cool is one thing, discoverable is another, so when it opened in 2010 St Peters signposted its presence with a striking mural depicting the life of a fish swimming up the laneway to Saint Peter’s kitchen. It was a colourful advertisement for the first city restaurant to make a virtue of serving only sustainable fish. But it was a concept apparently too ahead of its time because St Peter’s has now restyled itself as a relaxed regional Italian trattoria that just happens to share its predecessor’s commitment to sustainable produce. And that’s to be commended. Diners are told the John Dory is caught off the South Island of New Zealand (where laws apparently prohibit undersized catch); the eye fillet is from grass-fed Tasmanian cows; Maurice’s mum, Maria, makes the minestrone and he cures the bresaola himself. These are all good things to hear in a restaurant. The interior is much the same as it was, a duplex rectangle with a marble-fronted bar and mid-century Scandi dining chairs downstairs, a second dining area upstairs and open space between the two. The look is dark woods, denatured mirrors, shiny bottles in shadow-box shelving and terrazzo floor. We have arguably the best seats in the house, a nook beneath the stairs with a studded bench and a cosy, intimate feel. Service is professional in tone but can be erratic in delivery. An empty wine glass languishes on the table between courses, entrées are whisked away with one hand as another delivers the mains, and dealing with the bill takes an age. But the food mostly makes up for these lapses. Baby calamari stuffed with prawns could more aptly be described as a fat Queensland banana prawn squeezed into a calamari tube top, coated with flour and rosemary salt and fried to golden goodness. A pair of them rests on a bed of basil-scented peperonata, or roasted capsicum strips. It’s a tasty bar snack, just not very big for $16. That said, the menu is generally well priced, with most main courses below the $30 mark. The wine list features only Italian grapes but almost half are made locally (a Heathcote rosato from Sicilian nero d’avola grapes, for example, and a Murray Valley vermentino). Each is also available by the glass but the bar will only open three whites and three reds at a time, which is probably sensible. The bar will also happily prepare your cocktail of choice. Our first entrée, the tortellini in brodo, is a real head-turner. The chicken stock has been triple cooked, whatever that entails, and is dense and satisfying for the extra care. It has the comforting smell of warm milk, thanks to the goat’s curd parceled inside each tortellina. Sprinkle it with parmesan and you’ve got one delicious brothy bowl. Balmain bug spaghettini comes with a sprinkling of poor man’s parmesan – fried breadcrumbs – that offsets the richness of the sweet bugmeat and sauce of chilli, garlic and white wine. Like any good trattoria, diners are served complimentary fresh bread, but in St Peter’s case it is two squares of plain focaccia that feel a bit too 1990s for now. Some simple crusty white would be a better fit. Three compact rock flathead fillets, nicely tanned from the pan, arrive glistening with cooking juices on a mound of farro, chopped pine mushrooms and fresh herbs. It’s quite peppery but otherwise a tame dish. The chicken, a thigh and a drumstick from memory, is marinated for 20 hours in lemon juice, then braised and fried at the finish, according to our waiter. It’s definitely crunchy, as advertised on the menu, but you have to dig beneath the overcooked surface to find hints of how juicy and flavoursome it can be. It’s served on spinach and basil leaves with quinoa and shaved corn.

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On the menu: Calamari ripieni di gamberi (below left), Tuscan chicken (centre) and the dining room. (Darrian Traynor)

Desserts stick to the basics – affogato, a Sicilian almond and orange cake and cheeses (taleggio, gorgonzola and parmesan, $9 a hunk) – but tonight there’s also a tiramisu special. It comes in a large dish, from which the waiter scoops a generous slab onto our plate. It’s really rather good, mercifully light without skimping on the cocoa, coffee or cream cheese. The sort of tiramisu you can happily gulp down after three courses but still stand and walk upright afterwards. There’s plenty to like about St Peter’s – its care with ingredients, some homemade goodness and that terrific chicken soup. With a little more attention to detail it can become a city bolthole everyone will want to seek out. \ khill@theweeklyreview.com.au To read more reviews, visit www.theweeklyreview.com.au/food

eaT This Saint Peter’s, 6 Melbourne Place, city Cuisine \ italian Chef \ Maurice Esposito hip pocket \ $70-$80 a head, with wine Open \ Mon-Fri noon-3pm; dinner Mon-Sat from 6pm highlights \ The chicken broth, the prices, the wines Lowlights \ Service lapses, focaccia Bookings \ recommended Phone \ 9663 9882

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here are plenty of ways to celebrate a birthday with booze – open an old bottle from your birth year, pop the cork on some bubbly or open a long-loved favourite. You could also knock the top off a few cold beers, the poor man’s Champagne, which is how I’ll be celebrating The Weekly Review’s second birthday. With the odd glass of wine for good measure. With Australia’s craft-brewing scene going from boom to boom, it seems that every week there’s a new brew hitting the shelves and quenching the thirst of craft-beer lovers. Brewing and drinking beer is seen as the traditional domain of men, but there was a significant new entry into the Australian brewing scene last year with the launch of Two Birds Brewing Golden Ale, Australia’s first female-brewed and owned beer. The brainchild of Jayne Lewis, a brewer of impeccable pedigree, and Woolworths product developer Danielle Allen, Two Birds Brewing is no flight of fancy. Lewis has been brewing beer for nine years and quit her post as head brewer at the renowned Richmond craft brewery Mountain Goat to make her own beer. The long journey to her own label actually had its genesis “We’re on in wine at Margaret River’s our fifth Palandri Winery, before a move closer to family and brew of friends in Perth and a job at Golden Ale.” Little Creatures.

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Kangarilla Road The Devil’s Whiskers Shiraz 2010 (McLaren Vale)

Shaw + Smith M3 Chardonnay 2010

$32; 14.5% ★★★★

(Adelaide Hills) $40; 13% ★★★★ ½

Kangarilla Road shiraz is an old favourite of mine, and this is just the wine to cosy up to in front of a fire on a cold night. Cherry, blackberry and toasty, malty oak aromas lead on to rich flavours of dark berries, spice, chocolate and plum. It’s a smooth, nicely structured wine, with fine tannins offering a nice grip and a bright line of refreshing acid that balances out the rich flavour. A long, deep berry and chocolate finish completes the wine.

M3 chardonnay has been in the upper echelon of Australian chardonnay for some time. Barrel-fermented and aged, this has complex and subtle aromas of white stonefruit, oatmeal, and spicy, toasty oak. Flavours migrate over to the citrus spectrum, with lemon and grapefruit complementing sweet nectarine. There’s a lovely texture and a nice grip, with driving acidity that’s bright and balanced. It finishes with impressive layers of stonefruit and pithy grapefruit.

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Food match \ Braised beef ribs

Food match \ Fancy fish cakes

Chalmers Fiano 2010

Taltarni Taché 2010

(Murray Darling) $27; 12% ★★★★

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Originally from Italy’s Campania region, fiano is one of many Italian grapes that have found a happy home in the warm climates of Australia. Loaded with aromas of pear, citrus, blossom and wax, it’s a pretty wine to swirl and sniff. Medium-bodied, it has an endearing mineral streak, along with flavours of pear, quince, herbs and fennel seeds. Textural and zippy in the mouth, it has refreshing acidity that also offers a chalky grip. A moreish wine that would be quite versatile at the dinner table. Food match \ Pan-fried whiting

“I initially made the switch to live in the city and be closer to friends and family. I thought brewing would be easier than winemaking – I was so wrong about that,” Lewis says. “I worked at the Matilda Bay garage brewery in Dandenong after moving to Melbourne, before I became head brewer at Mountain Goat. Then I thought I needed to do it for myself.” With the idea in her mind, Lewis and long-time friend Allen hatched a plan to start Two Birds while on a tour of the US and immersing themselves in the States’ famous craft-beer scene. “It took between nine and 12 months between the idea of starting the venture and quitting my job.” Decision to go out on a limb made, Lewis and Allen then had to decide what sort of beer to release under the new label. “We wanted to make a beer that was approachable, sessionable and balanced – so we made a golden ale. “We felt that was a good fit for the market – it ticked a lot of those boxes.” It seems that the Two Birds’ Golden Ale not only ticked the boxes of an easy-drinking, flavour-packed beer but also slaked a few thirsts over the warm summer months. “We’re on our fifth brew of Golden Ale – that’s 10,000 litres of beer since October. “This has exceeded all of my expectations – we hit all of our sales targets straight off the mark. It’s been a pleasant surprise.” \ bthomas@theweeklyreview.com.au

(Southern Australia) $25.99; 12.5% ★★★★ ½

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A blend of the traditional Champagne grapes, chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier that are sourced from Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania. Taché is the French for stain, and this is dosed with 20ml of shiraz, turning, or staining, the wine pink. It smells of red berries, nectarine, toast and a pretty rose-oil perfume. Bright, complex flavours include refreshing zesty lemon, strawberry and some refined yeasty notes are balanced with grippy, vibrant acidity that drives its long finish. Food match \ Smoked salmon blinis

so you have a thirst

Two Birds Brewing Golden Ale $21.99 6-pack; 4.4% ★★★★ ½

It pours a bright-golden colour, which sets the tone for a bright, floral bouquet of citrus, melon, orange rind and caramel. There’s some restraint to the medium-bodied palate of malt, caramel, lemon oil, and citrus, meaning you could drink a few of these in a session, but there is real complexity if you’re of a mind to pour the beer into a good glass and deconstruct it. Flavours flow evenly along the tongue before a refreshing, crisp exit of bright citrus and caramel. Food match \ Fish and chips

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ime truly flies when you are having fun. It has been two years since The Weekly Review began gracing your letterboxes, and I have enjoyed every moment interacting, teasing and widening your passion and knowledge of all things beauty. I look forward each week to delving into my beauty cupboard to present you with yet another angle from which to look at the topic. Beauty, as you know very well, is about enhancement, not disguise. We all need a little help, and if you can use a few products to whisk away the years or improve on what you have been blessed with, why not, I say. This week I am intrigued by multitasking products. In my book, two are absolutely better than one. If one product can accomplish two or three things, I want to know more about it. In fact, I want to crow about it. More and more brands are introducing multitasking products because there is an absolute demand for them. Gone are the days when women wanted a separate product to take care of each beauty need. There is now a growing trend for products that take care of several needs and make the beauty regime snappier. So be prepared to clear some space in your beauty stash. Some of these products you will be familiar with while others should pique your curiosity. \ Dhav NaiDu dnaidu@theweeklyreview.com.au

the scent Flora by Gucci, The Garden Collection – Gorgeous Gardenia, Gracious Tuberose and Glamorous Magnolia, Eau De Toilette, 50ml/100ml, $109/$164. Myer/David Jones Flora by Gucci first graced beauty counters in 2009. It was an instant hit. The scent with a hint of fruitiness was lauded as one of the most wearable. This year Gucci expanded on its success, launching The Garden Collection – a trio of pretty juices in distinctive glass flacons. Like the original Flora, all three were inspired by Gucci’s renowned flora print. These new fragrances go beyond the orginal. Glamorous Magnolia, Gorgeous Gardenia and Gracious Tuberose expand on their single notes. The very first spray of Glamorous Magnolia announces a fresh symphony of magnolia, freesia, green leaves, citrus zest, peony, sandalwood and musk with a hint of warmed-up chocolate. The musk emerges as soon as the scent settles and pushes up the subtle imagined fragrance of magnolia. This is a sheer scent that lingers and becomes your very own. The fragrance’s pale-blue hue is enough to perk up your day. Gorgeous Gardenia, with its pink hue, gives you a fair indication of what to expect – a sweet, fruity, soft scent that can become your signature day scent. This light, sparkling clean fragrance has notes of white gardenia, red berries, pear, frangipani, patchouli and a surprise accord of brown sugar – very yummy. Gracious Tuberose, the final of the trio, is a true tuberose fragrance with notes of violet leaves, peach, orange flower, rose, labdanum, rock rose and white cedar wood. It starts off with a sweet tuberose scent but settles into a fragranced bouquet of spring blooms. I am at a loss because I cannot pick a favourite. The three scents tell a different story, and every time you wear one it becomes familiar yet somehow new. I have experimented by mixing the scents together, which creates yet another dimension. This trio will be a welcome addition for any fragrance lover.

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I have three sets of Flora by Gucci Garden Collection – Glamorous Magnolia, Gorgeous Gardenia and Gracious Tuberose 50ml ($330 each) to give away. Go to www.theweeklyreview.com.au/beauty and post a comment on your scintillating second anniversary.

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Jao Goe Oil, 85g $39 There have been countless salves, balms and oils that promise you the world, but Goe oil is different – it delivers on the promise right to the last squeeze. Made with 28 plant and fruit oils and butter, the formulation smells absolutely divine. A tiny amount is all you need and you are encouraged to use this just about anywhere, from your feet to your scalp – an absolute find. Thalgo Men Look Good, 50ml, $53.90 Guys, stop delving into your better half’s beauty cabinet, this one’s for you. It adds a hint of colour, moisturises, soothes razor burn and rejuvenates tired skin in a jiffy – what more do you need?

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e.l.f. Studio Eye Primer & Liner Sealer ($9.99) This is an economical miracle worker. One side primes your lids for smooth, crease-free eyeshadow wear and the other turns your favourite shadow into a liner – just brilliant. Nars The Multiple $89 Introduced in 1996 by François Nars as a multitasking product perfect for eyes, lips and cheeks. He was inspired by make-up genius Way Bandy, who used oil-based products such as lipsticks to create the smouldering looks of the late 1970s and ’80s. The range has grown from one to 14 shades. If you are feeling adventurous, you can you use your lipstick in the same manner. NP Set It Takes Two foundation and concealer set 30ml/4.5g, $38 Why hasn’t anyone thought of this before? A genius combination of foundation and perfectly matched concealer for a hassle-free, flawless face. Stockists » Nars www.meccacosmetica.com.au \ Thalgo www.adorebeauty.com.au \ Jao www.bathingbeauty.com.au \ e.l.f. Cosmetics – www.elfcosmetics.com.au NP set selected Target, Big W and David Jones stores


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t’s supposed to be easier the second time, and it certainly was for fashion designer Belinda Abbott, who this year celebrates season No.2 with the revamped label Spencerlacy. With autumn/winter 2012 already under her belt, the focus is now on spring/summer 2012-13, which is due in shops about August. Until then, however, think rugged alpaca knits, seamless leggings, quality camisoles and T-shirts plus georgette silk skirts and shirts and you get the drift this winter is all about knowing how to layer. And, yes, layering is all about understanding how to do it properly – it’s a perfect time to mix soft and hard fabrics and add bulk without overdoing it. be l ind a a bbo t t “When I came on board with Spencerlacy in May last year I really had to try and bring the label on trend,” says Abbott. “I took notice of what was happening on catwalks; I observe fabrics and I work closely with our factories overseas to make sure everything is going to plan.” Born in South Africa, where she studied fashion design, Abbott ended up in Australia, thanks to an ex-boyfriend she met in London, and moved to Melbourne. That was in 1998, and she still calls Melbourne home. Her collection with Spencerlacy is all about feminine beauty – soft lines that embrace the curve, silk blouses that hint at a vintage glamour, shrugs and oversized scarves that assert an edgy look. “We are known for our seamless pieces, but we add a little bit of difference in there as well. We’re all about making use of trims that I might find and we like to add special details you don’t see everywhere else.” She chose South America for inspiration this season – the peaks of the Andes and its snow-covered forests were focal points. She is big on earthy tones in dreamy blue-greys, caramel and black. There are loose knits in sheer yarns that work well with flowing skirts. Other pieces are heavier – chunky throwover knits are perfect with leggings or jeans. The emphasis is on casual glamour – where you can be a little bit country in the city. Abbott keeps an eye on international trends for key looks – some of her favourite designers are Vera Wang, Philip Lim and Stella McCartney. But she admits that sometimes travel or daydreaming can also do the trick. “It’s been a lot of fun to come up with themes and compile collections. Winter is all about layered warmth, and for spring/summer my focus is on an underlying theme of art deco – with a colonial resort feel and lots of colour popping.” \ JANe ROCCA jrocca@theweeklyreview.com.au

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sTyle fIle Designer Lisa Gorman opts for folk detailing this autumn/ winter – think forest greens, sky blues and dusty outback reds, which she describes as part adventurer and part dreamer. She loves prints, duffel coats with pompoms, tweed jackets and leather to push her eclectic cause. www.gormanshop.com.au

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cooler dog there has never been,” the ABC Shop website declares in its review of New Zealand author Lynley Dodd’s 1983 classic Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy, adding: “Hairy Maclary is charming and sophisticated.” Hairy’s Facebook site has 9600 “likes”, and a YouTube link featuring the story has received 37,256 hits. To booksellers, this is no surprise. For more than 20 years, Dodd’s series about a group of eccentric neighbourhood pets is a constant bestseller. Any list of great books to read to two-year-old children must include at least one Hairy Maclary. Why? Because Dodd’s books feature charming illustrations, her animals each have very distinct personalities that make for engaging storylines, toddlers adore the rhyming storyline and adults have fun reading them. The toddlers who were born two years ago in the same month as The Weekly Review can now understand between 300 and 500 words. Their vocabulary over the next 12 months will expand by several new words a day. The number of words they begin to repeat will also increase dramatically. What better way to assist your two-year-old’s development than by reading out aloud, revisiting their favourites, and repeating words, phrases and songs?

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Hairy Maclary books Maisy books The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown & Clement Hurd The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle The Cat in the Hat by Dr Seuss Green Eggs and Ham by Dr Seuss

Our list below is a suggestion of books to read to your little bookworm. And while reading, we recommend parents, grandparents, carers and babysitters remember:

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illustrAted nursery-rhyme books Guess How Much I Love You? by Sam McBratney & Anita Jeram Mr McGee by Pamela Allen Where is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox & Judy Horacek Clive Eats Alligators by Alison Lester The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr

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cLOTH FrOM THe cLOUDS by Michael catchpool and Alison Jay » $29.95 (Gullane)

There are 21 million good reasons toddlers love Maisy. That’s how many books author Lucy Cousins has sold since she first created her internationally adored character in the 1990s. In this new adventure, Maisy is getting ready for her first sleepover. Sleeping bag – check. Pyjamas – check. Then off to Tallulah’s house for a night of fun. This charming little story will help toddlers overcome any anxieties they may have about staying at someone else’s house for the night. Highly recommended. \

If you remain bewildered by the concept of bananas who wear pyjamas, and you can’t quite get into the groove of In the Night Garden, then this is NOT the book for you. Thankfully for Nick Sharratt, his target audience are two- to four-year-olds who find the antics of the woolly sheep and hairy caterpillars utterly hilarious. We do too, and it is one of our favourite books to read aloud when we host our story-reading sessions in our shop. It is bright and colourful, it is funny, and it has lift-up flaps that will keep kids and adults amused for hours. \

Anyone who knows Alison Jay’s beautiful illustrative work will be delighted to hear that her latest publication has just arrived. Written by UK children’s author Michael Catchpool and illustrated by Jay, Cloth From the Clouds is the story of a boy who spins cloth from the clouds and always spins just enough for a winter scarf. A greedy king demands the boy produce more beautiful cloth, but this has a terrible outcome: there are fewer clouds and no more rain. Your toddler’s will relish the illustrations and your voice as you tell this modern fable. \

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difficult second albums second chances DELICACy \ Opens May 3, Rated M

THE TEMpER TRAp \ The Temper Trap Released May 18 (Liberation)

ELECTRA HEART \ Marina and the Diamonds Released May 18 (Warner)

THE ONLy pLACE \ Best Coast Released May 18 (Universal)

May will be a big month for second comings. Melbourne’s the Temper Trap are returning with their self-titled sophomore release, which sees them edge away from epic, atmospheric rock towards in-your-face pop. First single Need Your Love fuses U2-style vocals with electro-synths and driving bass. At their heart, however, they remain a rock band. Specifically, an ’80s-style band, wearing their soft-rock hearts on the sleeves. Rabbit Hole is a stripped-back ballad sounding very much like Tears For Fears. \

British singer Marina and the Diamonds (aka Marina Diamandis) is also aiming high with her second album. Her 2010 debut was a quirky affair with some incredibly catchy moments. Her label has high hopes for its follow-up, Electra Heart, which could explain why single Primadonna sounds more Kate Perry than Kate Bush. At first listen, it’s worryingly bland pop, but there are still hints of the idiosyncrasies that made The Family Jewels so much fun. \

Likely to generate less attention, but worth waiting for is album No.2 from LA surf popsters Best Coast. On the basis of irresistible first single (and title track) The Only Place, we’re in for a more fleshed-out version of their trademark summery jingles. Which, frankly, is no bad thing. \

Tragedy always looms when a film opens with a wedding. Sure enough, this French drama sees Nathalie (Audrey Tautou) lose her soulmate to a car accident and retreat into a cold, isolated existence. Then Markus (François Damiens) walks into her office. Awkward, ordinary and scruffy, he isn’t exactly a heartthrob. Yet Nathalie finds herself warming to his quirks and honesty, even if no one else can understand what she sees in such an unremarkable bloke. It’s a gentle, meandering story of second chances that never quite hits the mark. Too much time is spent on Nathalie’s life pre-accident and the script struggles to arrive at a satisfactory conclusion. Still, Tautou is always watchable and Damiens is incredibly endearing. Most interesting is the reaction of Nathalie’s friends to her new beau. As their disbelief largely mirrors our own, we’re made to wonder exactly how superficial we are. \

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happy anniversaries Two classic films celebrate big birthdays this year with new Blu-ray releases. Casablanca turns 70 this month but looks fresher than ever, thanks to a remarkable remastering. There’s a new depth and crispness to the film’s shadows and fog and, stripped of hisses and crackles, each snappy line has a little more bite. So influential is Casablanca’s cinematography and so frequently (mis)quoted is its script that it’s hard to appreciate how edgy it once was. Forged from the first flames of WWII, the film offers two fingers to the Nazis while waving frantically at the Americans for assistance. The scene in which Rick’s house band drown out German songs with a rendition of La Marseillaise still feels like a brave act of resistance. Bogart was never better, Bergman never more beautiful and, even in the light of countless rip-offs, their final scene is cinematic perfection. At a spritely 50, To Kill a Mockingbird is no less perfect. Again, it’s tempting to wax lyrical about the astounding new transfer, but we’ll focus on the film itself. Today, it feels like a perfectly formed bubble of a lost world – the world of childhood. No matter where or when we grew up, the story of Scout and Jem feels like our own. Here is the innocence and terror and playfulness and injustice that punctuate our rites of passage. Involving and incredibly moving, this is a film we’ll still be treasuring in another half-century. \

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SCARLETT’S ROOM \ Revolt Melbourne, Kensington. Until May 5. $25/$17.50 Scarlett’s Room is a comedy-drama that just happens to be set in a brothel. Young Jeremy has never kissed a girl, so isn’t sure what he’s doing in such a salacious setting. But then he meets Scarlett. A brand-new production from a new Melbourne theatre company, the play is the brainchild of award-winning writer Alexander Gibbs. \

UNTIL TOMORROW \ Northcote Town Hall, May 2-5, $25/$15

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Until Tomorrow is also the work of a young company. Tackling the Mayan prophecy that 2012 will see the world end, this musical asks what we might do if the clock really was ticking down to doomsday. Would we despair? Go adventuring? Throw a party? Whatever happens, you can expect some impressive tunes. \

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ometimes you just can’t be in two places at once, unless you have a handy double to take your place. The recent opening of Australia’s first Madame Tussauds in Sydney has provided several celebrity Australians, including Dannii Minogue, Mark Webber and Nicole Kidman, with a body double. But when celebrities require a more active second version of themselves, they look for specialists in the field. On stage and on screen are stunt performers and versatile understudy “triple threats” who can sing, dance and act another role at short notice. The sTunT double \ Graham Jahne, 50, left his day job as a high-voltage electrician climbing towers to jump off buildings, crash cars and set himself on fire. As a youth he trained in martial arts and circus skills and says he’s always liked a life of action. When Jahne’s idol, actor and stuntman Jackie Chan, came to Melbourne to film Mr Nice Guy in 1996, he decided to take the plunge. He made falling off buildings for cameras his career and has met and doubled for many actors. Jahne’s similar body shape to US actor Nicolas Cage had him wearing the star’s Johnny Blaze leathers for stunt motorbike scenes in fantasy thriller Ghost Rider, shot in Melbourne in 2006. He also doubled for Cage in the film Knowing, and for Eric Bana in Romulus, My Father. Jahne has saved actor Ben Mendelsohn from much strife by crashing cars in his place in both Beautiful Kate and Animal Kingdom, and he also played his double in TV series Tangle. 30 The weekly review \ May 2, 2012

Actor Marco Sellitto handed Jahne the wheel in film Kangaroo Jack, shot near Alice Springs. “I was stunt-doubling Marco for some crazy 4WD chases through canyons and deserts, and for a big fight scene between a whole bunch of bad guys,” Jahne says. “The 4WD I and two others were in eventually ends up rolled on to its side and wedged into a canyon, and as there was no room to install a roll cage in the car for us, or to get to us to feed us dinner, it was decided to use dummies. “There are some things even a stuntie won’t do. Especially if it means missing out on a feed!” Much of Jahne’s work is in his home town of Melbourne. TV series jobs include Rush, in which he doubled Callan Mulvey as Sergeant Brendan Joshua, Halifax fp, in which he stepped in for actor Shane Lee and was rammed into a pillar, and the Underbelly series. “As Underbelly was a local production, I got used over and over again. But if you got your face on camera you might not come back as somebody else later on.” Fortunately Jahne could cover his face with a balaclava to play several murderers before switching to a policeman, a pedestrian and a driver. The undersTudy \ Luke Joslin, 32, took the call early on a Sunday morning. A star of the hit musical Annie, Todd McKenney, couldn’t do the matinee and Joslin had to step into his shoes. But not literally. Joslin has his own stage footwear as part of a complete duplicate of McKenney’s costume in the musical that began its journey in his home town of Sydney in January and opens in Melbourne this month. Joslin says he was ready to step in. As McKenney’s understudy, he watches the star’s performance and rehearses the script, songs and choreography twice a week. The switch meant Joslin’s own understudy, Todd Goddard, had to play his role in the musical – radio show host Bert Healy – while Joslin played conman Rooster. “The cast is sensational and they get right behind you. Without understudies the show would be cancelled.” Dirty Dancing, in 2003, was the first show Joslin understudied for. He covered six main roles. “It was extremely challenging … and it was a great way to fast-track learning the business.” In 2008 he understudied Magda Szubanski’s role Big Jule in Guys and Dolls in Melbourne and says he went on stage at least 50 times over five months. “It’s a whole other ball game understudying a celebrity, and that celebrity may be the reason people have come to see the show. You feel that disappointment from the audience when they have come to see Todd or Magda but see it’s you in the role.” On opening night for Annie in Sydney it was not celebrity canine Coodgie in the lead role of Sandy, as billed. The dog suffered stagefright so extreme at the first preview that producer John Frost says he had no choice but to sack him and bring on the underdog, Mickey. “One of the performers brought their dog in to understudy the understudy,” Frost says. “(Coodgie) was sacked, and he was going back to the pound but Alan Jones adopted the dog and now it lives on Alan’s farm.” \ loreTTa hall lorettawrites@bigpond.com

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song saa Private Island, a new eco-resort in the emerging Indochinese haven of Cambodia, once a hotspot for despots and human suffering, now an emerging hotspot for adventure tourism.

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song saa is a pair of postcard-perfect islands belonging to the Koh rong archipelago, in the Gulf of Thailand’s relatively unspoilt tropical waters. Cambodia occupies a small stretch of south China sea water frontage between Thailand and Vietnam. song saa sits across the Gulf of Thailand from Koh Phangan and Koh samui. Its name means “The lovers” in Khmer.

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The Koh rong archipelago is being likened to the laid-back treasures that were Thailand’s islands before leonardo diCaprio frollicked on them in The Beach and inspired every backpacker from birmingham to bundoora to do likewise. The conjoined islands of Koh ouen and Koh bong have been painstakingly and sustainably developed by australian couple rory and Melita hunter, who hope to set a development standard in the region and steer Cambodia’s islands away from some of the excesses of their neighbours. The 27-room resort, built with local materials, “brings exciting opportunity but also an incredible responsibility to set a benchmark in sustainable development, to pave the way for future development in this untouched region of south-east asia,” says rory. True to their word, the hunters have set up a team of marine biologists and scientists to survey and protect the surrounding marine reserve and have created opportunities for local communities in hospitality, agriculture and aquaculture. but enough with the social responsibility. Time at song saa will largely be spent marvelling at one’s own good fortune, holidaying among the pristine rainforest and dreamy white beaches of coastal Cambodia and communing with dugongs, seahorses and exotic reef fish. accommodation channels Cambodian fishing-village chic with its stilted bungalows above the ocean, on the beach or in the jungle, fitted with sundecks and plunge pools. There’s also a two-bedroom royal Villa with private jetty, for those so inclined. dining is distinctly Khmer in flavour and makes the most of the gulf’s rich bounty of (sustainable) seafood. balance the indolence with yoga or meditation, kayaking, snorkelling, village visits, or whip up your next feast at a Khmer cooking lesson.

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Cambodia’s weather is most settled during the dry season, which roughly corresponds to our summer (december to February). It is wet from June until early november, and the humidity builds to super-sweaty levels from april.

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Fly to bangkok or singapore and on to Phnom Penh, then take a private car (booked through song saa) for the three-hour lift to sihanoukville. song saa is a 30-minute speedboat ride across the sea from sihanoukville. song saa’s “always Inclusive” rates cover everything once you arrive, from canapés to liquor cabinet. Priced from $us668-$1288 ($a645-$1244) per villa per night. (Children five and under stay for free.) \ khill@theweeklyreview.com.au » www.songsaa.com » bookings through reservations@songsaa.com


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aybe we are entering a new golden age of two-door cars. Left, right and like to keep the price of its base 86 under $40,000. If it does, the biggest problem is centre, car makers are turned out finely crafted two-door gems, from going to be getting sufficient stock, at least in the short term. affordable Korean-made runabouts to European supercars with price Another two-door car that is set to touch down in Australia in mid-year will tags that would make Bill Gates look twice. have a rather loftier intent, with a price tag to match. The new-generation Porsche No fewer than 57 two-door sports models are vying for your business – and Boxster is, like the aforementioned coupes, fun with a capital F. Of course, with a that’s not counting the breakdown within each sports-car range – coupe, price tag north of $100,000 for the flat-six base model, it would want to be. convertible, diesel, petrol … ad infinitum. But wait, there’s more: Porsche reportedly is preparing a cheaper four-cylinder And it seems to be working, as sports-car sales in Australia this year are up by Boxster that just might put the shapely two-door convertible within financial almost a third over the first three months of 2011. reach of a lot more people. Stay tuned. We predict this post-GFC public love affair with cars of the two-door For about half the price of a Boxster, you could try BMW’s baby sports persuasion is only going to get hotter and steamier as the year progresses. car, the 1 Series Coupe (with roof) or Convertible (folding top) with Why? Well, mainly because of two near-identical sporty coupes that rear-wheel-drive – a rarity among small cars. While the styling is not to These are now running down a production line just north of Tokyo. Called everyone’s taste, the driving experience is much more likely to hit the coupes are the Toyota 86 and the Subaru BRZ, these compact four-cylinder spot. And if you are in the driver’s seat, you are not looking at the car, coupes are fun on four wheels. are you? It is worth taking it for a test drive to see how well it can steer. fun on four Due to light a fire under the sports-car market in Australia in the This seriously competent small Beemer range starts around $50k, but wheels middle of the year, these twins – they are mechanically the same, but if that is too much, then let’s go all the way down to the hottest-selling might vary in equipment levels and, of course, badges – are the product sports coupe in Australia this year, the Hyundai Veloster. For about of some clear thinking by the two Japanese motor companies, which put $24,000 (plus on-road costs), the front-drive Veloster is – like most Korean aside competitive urges and put their heads together to jointly come up with a cars – all about value rather than razor-sharp performance. However, it is much pared-back, no-frills rear-drive sports coupe to be priced within reach of mere closer to the mark on true sports credentials than any previous Hyundai with mortals. They cherry-picked technologies from each company – a boxer-style sports intent – remember the S-Coupe? – and winning friends around the world. engine from Subaru for low centre of gravity, direct-injected cylinder heads from In the context of this column, however, it is a bit of an interloper as it does not Toyota for more power (147kW) and high efficiency, and so on. have two doors – it has three. How so? On the driver’s side, it has one door, like Instead of loading the car with high-tech mechanisms such as turbochargers a regular coupe, but on the passenger side it has two, to provide easier access to and all-wheel-drive to generate performance, they chose to keep it simple – light, the rear seat from the kerb. Actually, it is more like one-and-a-half doors on the nimble and affordable. Hooray, say car fans all over the world. passenger side, providing only so-so entry to the back. But, like most sports cars Get set for a rush of imitators, as other car companies are enviously eyeing the of this ilk, the claustrophobic rear seat might not be worth the effort. queues forming at Toyota and Subaru dealerships worldwide. Anyway, sports cars are driver’s cars by definition. Passengers? Let them find So, how much for one of these home-brand miracle machines? Neither their own ride … \ ron.hammerton@live.com.au company has announced pricing yet, but Toyota has made noises that it would May 2, 2012 \ The weekly review 33


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hen Ashley Madison launched in Australia almost two years ago, founder Noel Biderman hoped to sign up about 200,000 members. By the time the website marked its first anniversary, the number of Australians signing on to have an affair had topped 420,000. Melbourne has been what Biderman (above) describes as a “hotspot”, with the city having more than its fair share of adults indulging in some cyber subterfuge for the sake of sex. More than 90,000 people living in the central business district and the suburbs have joined the internet site that was created specifically for people who already have a partner but also want to have secret affairs. Biderman says most of Ashley Madison’s Australian members have children and the majority of members have never been divorced. About 48 per cent say they are in “sexless marriages” – they have sex less than once a month – and more than half of the people who join the website have cheated before. A happily married sports attorney, he has seen Ashley Madison grow from a Canadian website into an international infidelity industry. After Canada came the US and then Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Austria, Sweden, Britain, Australia and Brazil. Today there are 10 million members and rising. Born in Toronto, Biderman studied economics and law at university in California and started his own international sports management company. The idea for the business that became Ashley Madison was sparked by his experiences representing some of the most successful ex-NBA basketballers in the US. “I helped manage professional athletes from a contract-negotiation perspective and I represented them professionally all over the world. It often meant I travelled the globe with these guys. And I used to get phone calls that went something like this: ‘Hey Noel, I’ve got a real problem. I’m over in Italy playing basketball and my wife wants to come over and visit – but my Italian wife isn’t going to be real happy about that!’ About 50 per cent of my job was dealing with these kind of interpersonal issues for these rich and powerful men.” A little later, Biderman read a newspaper article stating that 30 per cent of people on singles websites looking for love weren’t single at all. “The article said that online dating sites were attracting married people posing as single people. That’s a prescription for disaster. I read that article and thought these people need a website of their own where they can be honest and say, ‘I want to be a cheater’. I figured I could build something to help them have a successful affair – a way of meeting somebody who also wanted an affair and to not get caught. I am a

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businessman at heart and I just saw a great marketing opportunity.” Biderman, 40, has faced his share of condemnation since launching Ashley Madison. Pro-family organisations and the church have accused him of encouraging people to be unfaithful and of ruining relationships and families. He wasn’t prepared for the strength of the backlash against him. “I first visited Australia in 2010 and I received threats before I arrived in the country. One of them was very aggressive so I hired two security guards. I also wasn’t comfortable launching the website in the US at first because I also felt there might be safety concerns. But most people have been gracious. I took part in a debate at a church in Dallas in front of 5000 people recently – it’s the heart of the Bible Belt and a God-fearing community. I told those people I wasn’t there to tell them to have affairs, but I explained there was a side of America they didn’t understand. It’s an America that has greater attendance at strip clubs than it does at the opera, ballet and Broadway combined.” Biderman says that Monday mornings are the busiest time for his service – “Why? Because the weekends are full of expectations that don’t get met. “I wasn’t naïve enough to believe a Nobel Prize was going to be handed to me but I genuinely felt society was better off by saying, ‘Hey, if you want to have an affair, have it here in this community of like-minded adults’. This is the right place to do this. Singles websites are the wrong place to look for an affair.” During Biderman’s latest trip to Australia he didn’t bother with security guards and he also found time to renew his wedding vows with Amanda, his wife of eight years. The couple met on a blind date 10 years ago at a restaurant in Toronto. “I don’t know why our mutual friend thought we’d be a good match. Maybe it was time. I was in my 30s and ready to get married and start a family. We also had a lot in common in respect to our careers because Amanda worked in marketing for an international ad agency. We married at her father’s home in Toronto – a small, intimate wedding, which was her dream wedding, and because of that it was also mine. And last year we decided to renew our vows and to renew the lifeblood behind our marriage. “Unfortunately, so many of the marital problems we hear about occur because of neglect, taking your partner for granted, being more engaged with strangers, spending more time at business dinners than romantic dinners … So we renewed our vows in Sydney in a room at the registry office and with the harbour as a backdrop. We had Champagne afterwards and it was a very emotional moment for both of us. It brought back a lot of memories of our wedding day.” Biderman has two children, now aged seven and four, and while infidelity has

“Hey, if you want to have an affair, have it here in this community of like-minded adults.” enabled him to buy a comfortable home in Toronto and a second home in Florida, he says it’s not for him. He admits he’d also be devastated if he discovered his wife had been unfaithful. “It would hit me hard. Absolutely. But what I would say, and what my wife would say if that happened to either of us, is how did this happen? I don’t think there would be finger pointing at each other or at the lovers either. I’d look in the mirror and think how did this happen? How did I lose focus and dedication? How did I not understand her needs? “The vast majority of affairs happen after a long period of neglect and unhappiness and they’re a last resort for many people. So I try and leave the office to be home for dinner every night with my family. We take trips to our home in Florida and we celebrate birthdays and anniversaries and Valentine’s Day. We’re lucky to live in close proximity to our parents and so we can leave our kids with them and go and have a romantic dinner together.” Biderman says he was surprised by how quickly many Australians signed up to Ashley Madison, particularly women. In Melbourne the number of female members is about 38,000, compared with 52,500 men. “We knew Australian women had a large appetite for this kind of service and they were vastly under-serviced. Female infidelity is on the rise and it will catch up to men with greater opportunity here.” He is also seeing a rise in new members as Australians weather harsher financial circumstances. “Marital discord is often around economics and so you get more friction when a partner loses a job, incomes drop and it’s hard to pay the bills. People look for something that makes them feel better about themselves – and if they don’t get that on the home front then they look for it in the arms of another person.” \ smarinos@theweeklyreview.com.au » www.ashleymadison.com May 2, 2012 \ The weekly review 35


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rigadier Keith Rossi, a 6th Division artillery man in World War II, says he’s no expert on two-up, a popular gambling game played by Australian Diggers during and after the two world wars, but he still knows a darned lot about it. “Two-up was a popular game both in and out of the army, or swy, as we sometimes called it, when we had three pennies,” explains the 90-year-old. He played two-up in Palestine mostly, in the Middle East, he says, “to relieve the boredom waiting to be sent into action”. Or during training up on the north-Queensland tablelands. “Most units had a fella who ran the game. He went to war with his kip and his pennies.” A military historian, Brigadier Rossi doesn’t profess to know how the game originated. “But it was a hard game to cheat at, so that’s why it was popular,” he says, going on to explain the finer points of the game. “If you’ve got two heads, it’s a header, if you’ve got two tails, it’s a taily, if you’ve got neither, it’s a no show. By putting in a third penny (the game called swy), you had to get a result. Sudden death. You either got two heads or two tails. You had to get two of one or the other when you had three pennies.” While the exact origin of two-up is not known, some believe it might have evolved from the British game “pitch and toss”, in which a single coin was used. Two-up was apparently popular among the poor in England and Ireland in the 18th century and also among miners during the 1850s Australian gold rush. Two-up comes with its own specific terminology. There’s the boxer. He manages the game and the betting. The spinner throws the pennies in the air. The ringkeeper – known as the ringer or ringy – looks after the coins after each toss to make sure none are lost or interfered with. Finally there’s “the kip”. That’s the bit of wood the spinner uses to toss the coins. After the bets are laid, the person selected spinner is called into the designated two-up ring by the boxer with those well-honed words: “Come in, spinner!” The spinner tosses the coins. The crowd standing around the ring watches and waits. They hit the ground. All necks crane forward. The ringer calls the result. A win depends on who bet what: heads, tails, odds or “odding out” being five odds in a row. The coins had to be tossed “10 feet in the air”, according to Brigadier Rossi. “You

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had to be seen to flip them by turning your wrist, or the kip.” This was to make sure the coins spun. If they didn’t the ringer called a “no show” and the spinner tossed again. Ron Millar, of Bundoora, a member of the 6th Division Australian Army Service Corp, who will be 95 in June, says he played two-up and swy in the Middle East, in New Guinea and at Puckapunyal, usually on pay day. A lot of Diggers lost money. “There was always somebody borrowing off somebody,” he says. “Don’t forget, in the Middle East we were only on five shillings (50 cents) a day.” Harry New, 95, of East Brighton, a member of the 6th Division Engineers, says Diggers in his unit would go outside camp to prepare a two-up pitch. “There were some tremendous two-up schools, but they were illegal and hotly pursued by the authorities,” he says. Two-up wasn’t just popular in the army. In the early 20th century, illegal two-up schools sprung up all around Australia. Thommo’s Two-Up School in Sydney was one of Australia’s first big illegal gambling operations. In Melbourne, a guy known as Nappy ran some of the big games. “He was always a jump ahead of the cops,” says Brigadier Rossi. “He was a mate of Ruxton’s (the former RSL president, Bruce Ruxton) towards the end,” he says. Two-up was first made legal in Australia as a “table” game at Hobart’s Wrest Point casino in 1973, but hasn’t been played there for 10 or 15 years. It’s now only offered by Perth’s Burswood Entertainment Complex. It’s been so long since the game has been played at Alice Springs casino that one receptionist had never heard of it. “T-ww-ooo Uuu-p,” she replied hesitantly when asked about it. “Is that a game?” Another receptionist said: “We used to have it many years ago, but we don’t any more.” Even Crown in Melbourne has given two-up the toss. Crown spokesman Gary O’Neill says the casino offered the game during its first couple of years in 1997-98. “It was a special thing we had to set up. It’s a bit unfortunate (that it’s no longer offered). It’s a great Australian tradition.” The only time two-up can be played legally in Victoria is on Anzac Day, but only in RSL clubs and venues approved by the Minister for Gaming. \ kevin norbury norbsu@gmail.com

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en Haley isn’t sure what to do with his hands. He is preparing to be photographed in his parents’ house in Frankston, and eventually he starts posing with a copy of his new book, Europe @ 2.4 km/h. Then he summons the family dog, Rudi, to co-star in a portrait. Rudi immediately scampers off in the opposite direction; we conclude he is half cat. Haley has less trouble arranging his legs – they’re safe on a wheelchair as purple as his prose is not. The book, his second, is the tale of his journey across Europe from Russia to Portugal, its title his average speed. “My maximum is 25.4 kilometres an hour, of which I am inordinately proud, going down a very smooth corkscrew decline in the Black Forest in Germany,” Haley says. “It was absolutely thrilling. I was feeling totally stoked, but the looks on the faces of the drivers coming up was one of absolute terror.” His addiction to travel matched only by his affection for words and wordplay, writing is an excellent vector for Haley’s witticisms. Even in person their delivery is as desiccated as Darwin in drought. As for the story of why his trip took place in a wheelchair, the ride comes after a fall. In March 1991, Ken Haley let go of a window frame on the fourth floor of an apartment building in East Melbourne. He fell 15 metres to the ground. The impact shattered the bones in his feet and legs, dislocated his neck and severed his spine. Haley’s descent – along with an account of his adventures across 41 countries over two years, including the Middle East after 9/11 – is chronicled in his first book, Emails from the Edge. In it, he concludes the list of his injuries with the following: “The Earth is 13,000 kilometres thick. It emerged unscathed.” Some travel to leave their mark on the world. Others hunger for fresh horizons, as was the case with a young Haley’s dreams of becoming a foreign correspondent. He channelled his curiosity into journalism at The Age, where he made his name covering the 1980 royal commission that looked into the activities of painters and dockers. Later that decade he would head overseas, turning up in London as a subeditor for The Times and The Observer. Haley was employed in a similar capacity in Bahrain in the early 1990s, when the spectre of what was to be the Gulf War was flaying the region’s nerves. It was here that the first of his mental health issues manifested itself; he writes of being arrested after a very public panic attack, and being detained in an asylum. Returning to Melbourne didn’t help his unrelenting despair, nor did more overseas sojourns. Haley is careful to point out the difference between “what it’s like when life becomes so painful that it is intolerable to go on” and “the common misconception about the suicidal impulse, that I wanted somehow to die”. “Most deeds are born of desperation,” he writes. “People thrown off mental balance are not held by the law to be responsible for their

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actions, and I cannot respect any moral law that would make them so.” He never set out to write about his personal crises, but when a commissioning editor heard him discussing his trips with Jon Faine in 2003, the realisation dawned that the two tales were inextricably intertwined. Haley’s books are funny and honest, combining an expanded world view with small, intimate details. One of the best of these takes place while Haley is still in hospital, speaking to one of the late-night staff, who asks him to guess the percentage of patients who go on to lead useful lives. Haley guesses 10 per cent; the correct answer, to his disbelief, is 95 per cent. “I’m normally quite gregarious and outgoing, or so I’m told – I’ve never really met myself – and the last thing I ever expected, once I realised I was going to survive, was that I would be ever travelling again,” he says. “When it became possible to say to myself, ‘Perhaps I can travel, even go overseas, to places a lot of able-bodied people assume would be off-limits to the disabled’ – once it was clear to me that this wasn’t the obstacle, that the major obstacles are in the minds of certain airlines, certain hotels, hoteliers and other so-called service providers – then the appetite returned.” Haley has a limited range of movement in his legs, 3 per cent of the motor skills necessary to walk, and he can feel them. The observation duly arrives: “In the language of spinal-cord trauma, I am not only a sensation but I have it.”

A TRAVELLIN’ MAN: Ken Haley, affectionately known to colleagues as The Comet, with Rudi, the family dog. (DaRRian TRaynoR)

His travels have afforded him a unique perspective, or at least a sense of it, as is evinced by the analogue he draws between his time in the Middle East and his visits to more than 40 countries in Africa. “The attitude of Westerners in general to people in lands that most of them have never visited should be the source of exasperation and humour,” he says. “The stereotypical view of the entire continent is not only not true, but is no guide to travelling in any individual country on it.” Haley now splits his time between Frankston and Dimboola, where he used to edit the Dimboola Banner. He has also spent time as a tutor and a marker at Swinburne University, upon the invitation of former Age colleague Margaret Simons, now director of Melbourne University’s Centre for Advanced Journalism. “Ken can talk the hind leg off a donkey. He’s always amusing and good-hearted – he’s a really unique character,” Simons says, explaining that Haley’s skill as subeditor makes him well suited to marking student journalists’ work. So which is dearer to his heart – writing or subbing? “Well, you presume that subs have a heart,” Haley says. “I’ve trained myself as a subeditor over 25 years, but I’ve discovered that if all the distractions and enjoyments and money are taken away, I write. So I’ll have to say conTinues » p43 May 2, 2012 \ The weekly review 41


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FroM » p41 writing – but immediately I would like to amend that with a couple of extra punctuation marks.” It may not be terribly surprising that Haley has been described as meticulous. “If you have a reputation as a pedant, the only way to live that down is by proving it,” he says. So, upon reading Barry Jones’ Dictionary of World Biography and noticing that a software program was responsible for many typographical errors, Haley performed an unsolicited subedit of the book. Jones was impressed enough to commission Haley to sub the book’s second edition. This doggedness was evident to former Age editor Michael Smith, who worked with Haley for 10 years. “There are two aspects to Ken Haley,” Smith says. “He’s got enormous determination and resilience, and he’s really driven when he gets on the scent of a fact or a mistake. He’s got a ferocious tenacity, and with some people that doesn’t work; but it’s an admirable quality that not enough people have.” Haley has been reading Breaking News: The Golden Age of Graham Perkin (Ben Hills’ biography of Graham Perkin), and points out that Perkin would meet his Age mates after work in the paper’s ’60s heyday to bemoan where it had gone wrong. He resists the “old-fogey temptation of saying it is somehow a pale imitation of its former self”. “It’s probably got the broadest view of any paper around … it has become a victim not of insularity, so much as the pressures of cost and the challenges to any business model that puts excellence above all else in an era where having a foreign correspondent is regarded as a luxury,” he says. “Remember, we’re talking about a paper that is of the same vintage as The New York Times. It forgets its own past at its peril. (Former Age editor) Michael Gawenda has pointed out that The Age has neglected its own archives. This, of course, affects the institutional memory of the paper – I’m not saying it should live in the last century, but it should be aware of it.”

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ichael Smith has read Haley’s books and says they’re “really good”: “I think his personality comes through. It’s well put together – maybe a few too many puns, but that’s part of Ken’s character. He’s a good punster.” A book without puns? Haley would have none of it, but he is delighted to reveal that his next destination is Nunavut, eastern Canada, which he intends to reach

via a boat journey from Greenland. Also planned is a chronicle of his most recent trip, from Iceland to Malta. With two books out and another on the way, what is the best anecdote that hasn’t made it into print? For the first time, Haley doesn’t have an answer ready. “I’ve held nothing back from my adoring public,” he quips. “Of course, I kept my interview with President Sarkozy out because he didn’t want the publicity.” Still, there is one story from earlier in the interview that is made up in equal parts of Haley’s keenness and the logistical entanglements that go hand in wheel with his situation. The place was Romania, the year was 2003, and the author had discovered that the 89-year-old sister of the late dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu was living in a hut 40 kilometres out of town. Naturally, Haley’s first inclination was to knock on her door. “I thought this was a great interview in the making,” he recollects. “She’s either going to say, ‘My brother was a fantastic guy and his achievements have been trashed’, or that he was a monster at the breakfast table as a child.” Complicating matters, however, was a blizzard that had sprung up with the alacrity of one of Haley’s bons mots – and a driver that wouldn’t have understood them, seeing as how he spoke no English. “We got to this cottage. It was surrounded by a couple of metres of snow. There was an Alsatian in the front garden with fangs the size of a tiger’s, and of course I’m in a wheelchair. I asked the taxi driver if he would be the brave one and go and knock on the door, but he wouldn’t – not even for a considerable sum of money,” Haley says. “So it was badly executed – and she could have been dead inside, which would have made for an even better story – but that was one that got away. Still, you have to know what might be possible, and even telling the story about the interview that got away is better than not having the idea at all.” \ Hari raj hraj@theweeklyreview.com.au » Europe @ 2.4 km/h ($32.95) www.wakefieldpress.com.au or Ken Haley at kjhaley@bigpond.com » For help or information, visit www.beyondblue.org.au, call Suicide Helpline Victoria on 1300 651 251 or Lifeline on 131 114.

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parTnerships \ meet the people behind melbourne’s most-creative teams Life space Journey » www.lifespacejourney.com The simple things in life are often the most overlooked. Up-and-coming brothers Glenn and Justin Lamont, who bring a unique fusion of furniture design and property development skills to their consultancy Life Space Journey, noticed something basic about modern life that they thought needed attention: “People spend more and more time in shops, retail centres and eating out in cafés and bars,” Glenn says. “Our mission is to put life back into the spaces we occupy in our homes. It comes down to really smart design, especially as it relates to indoor and outdoor living.” Hailing from Shepparton, the boys aim to offer Melburnians a “customised and cost-effective” alternative to inner-city apartments and outer-suburban “McMansion”-style living. Their developments and furniture design is influenced by utilitarian spaces such as the shearing sheds they grew up in. Reinventing Victorian-era houses is listed as a specialty and passion. Key to their design ideology is the notion that our journey through life is a journey through spaces and that they should change with us. “It’s about putting the butcher, baker and candlestick maker back into our thought processes regarding furniture and house design,” Glenn says. “It’s about upcycling and recycling and bringing the best of the past with us into the future.” \ Andrew McUtchen conTinues » p46 44 The weekly review \ May 2, 2012

in the fast lane: australian women’s coxless pair Kate hornsey (left) and sarah tait. (Darrian traynor)


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here’s a lot of pressure on the women’s Olympic rowing team going to the London Olympics: They’ve been told to come back home with a gold medal or else. No one is quite sure what the “or else” means but there’s a family, Bill, Sarah and three-year-old Leila Tait, bearing the brunt of those orders. Sarah will be the first mum to row for Australia and her husband Bill is making his debut as the coach for the women’s coxless pair. In 1990 Bill was dragged out of the school swimming team and into rowing by Oarsome Foursome coach Noel Donaldson (Olympic men’s head coach) and went on to row for Australia at world championships in 2001. He fell in love with Sarah and they married in 2007. Leila was born in August 2009, one year to the day after the opening ceremony for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Enter Kate Hornsey, who dramatically replaced Phoebe Stanley as Sarah’s partner in the women’s coxless pair last September, five days before the world championships, because of cardiac arrhythmia. Against all the odds, the pair gelled and brought home a bronze medal from Slovenia. The pressure on the women’s rowing team has been heaped on because no teams came home with medals from the Beijing Olympics. At the Athens Olympics in 2004, the women’s eight was the subject of national scrutiny when Sally Robbins stopped rowing while their boat was in fifth position and lay back on teammate Julia Wilson. Robbins was accused of committing the greatest crime there is in sport – giving up – and the women’s eight was ridiculed. Even prime minister John Howard weighed in. Sarah was in the boat that year when Robbins stopped rowing and Bill was watching in the grandstand. “We have been given very clear instructions to come home with gold from this Olympics,” Bill says. “Every training session has been geared towards that goal, and I believe we can do it because we are already five seconds quicker than we have ever been before. “In rowing circles, the demons from 2004 have been buried, we moved on the next year after that incident and the women’s eight won the world championship. “The public hasn’t moved on, though, which is why a medal at this Olympics is so important for women’s rowing.” Sarah was 21 at the Sydney games in 2000 and it was her first Olympics. Scrutiny and ridicule was levelled at her because she was in the same boat. “I learnt more in that year and from that experience than I ever had before,” she says. “It was devastating, but it was worst for the senior girls in the boat. It was their last Olympics and they had spent more than 10 years training. The impact was pretty hard on them.” Hornsey promises no one is going to stop rowing in this Olympics. “In pairs, if one stops, we will end up doing a circle back to the start line,” she says with a laugh. “In all seriousness though, Sarah and I have rowed and trained together for years in eights, but now as a pair our goal is Olympic gold. “It is a daunting task but we are on track. “Crews never win medals at world championships if they have only spent five days rowing together, but we did.” Hornsey credits the result in Slovenia to the impact of new high-performance coach Andrew Matheson. The New Zealander was recruited for the Australian team last year and has shifted the Australian team’s focus from winning in big boats to smaller ones. “It is paying off well, doubles and pairs all did well last year,” she says. “His leadership style is very black and white. You might not agree with what he says but you always know what he thinks, and that’s great for an athlete to have that clear direction.” Until the Games, that daily dose of direction is handed out by Sarah’s husband, Bill. But Hornsey says she doesn’t feel left out and there is certainly no special treatment given to Sarah. “I think it is more like Bill is missing out because we get to row, and there is no greater feeling to have the boat singing along,” she says. Bill is left on the river bank to cheer. “The other night I was seeing some footage of Leigh Matthews coaching. I was watching his body move to the game from the coach’s box, I get like that too. I feel all twitchy,” he says. \ GEORGE IERODIACONOU gierodiaconou@theweeklyreview.com.au » www.rowingaustralia.com.au

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It’s not often that great business ideas are created on honeymoons. But for Kate Vandermeer and David Nunez, this is exactly what happened. “We went to the most incredible places and spent the entire time collecting ideas,” says Vandermeer. “We gathered details of people and products we liked and brought back lots of samples.” Returning home, they established TheSuperCool – a travelling emporium of eclectic nicknacks that aims to push pop-up shops into new and unexplored territory. “I believe with this retail revolution customers are getting sick of the old, permanent, always-open shop,” says Vandermeer. “They want a more unique forum to buy in. We looked back at the 1700s bike peddler who would go from town to town bringing all these exotic, exciting goods, and thought of developing this into a modern concept.” Although only in its infancy, TheSuperCool has already travelled to many locations, including Melbourne Central Greenhouse, South Melbourne Market, St Ali Café, and to its current location the Great Dane Loading Dock in Fitzroy. Their products, which can be anything from stationery to hand-crafted homewares, have already attracted a cult following with design-savvy Melburnians. “It’s funny, we often walk into a store and pick up the exact same thing. But I guess that’s what happens when you’ve been together for 10 years. We are very much on the same page.” \ Francesca Carter

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Burley Griffin building, they shared an enthusiasm for innovative design. “It’s fantastic to work with Patrick because we were great friends before we were business partners,” says Nolan. “The things we both loved we had in common. And we think the same way.” After working independently at smaller architecture firms, they opened their own practice in 1999 in a warehouse space in Fitzroy. “It wasn’t a big sacrifice for us because we weren’t at age where it was too big of a risk,” says Nolan. “I guess we just pushed each other into it. It was sort of like a dare.” In its 13 years, Nolan Kennedy has cemented a reputation for producing an honest, pared-back approach to contemporary residential design. With a strong focus on design solutions, site relevance and natural materials, the practice has produced several award-winning buildings. “Our projects are really leaning towards exploring the hand of the maker,” says Nolan. “And building with materials that are able to settle in and become more beautiful with age.” \ FC

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research and action to generate community and public space. Hub Melbourne, its largest project, involved converting the third floor of the heritage-listed Donkey Wheel House, in Bourke Street, into an organisation spanning 26 cities on five continents to promote social change. It has been shortlisted for the 2012 Australian Interior Design Awards. “In the beginning, Hub Melbourne was really working to be a social enterprise, measuring the social impact and putting profits back to the project and the members as such,” says Beyerle. “But it’s not just a collaborative working space. It offers events and other learning opportunities.” When working on a project, both stress that the final product is a result of a collaborative effort. They strongly believe that it is only through the participation of architecture that meaningful spaces and environments, that are related to people, can be built. “We actually really respect and love working with all these people together,” says Beyerle. “We have a commitment to a politic that has our users, residents, community groups, or clients making decisions and getting involved in what’s really happening every day. Our architecture is really open to change, taking on board a lot of their skills and assets, not just thinking that the architect knows everything.” \ FC

DesignOffice » www.design-office.com.au Damien Mulvihill and Mark Simpson became great friends while working at London’s Universal Design Studio. Creating design concepts for Liberty of London and Canteen, the two shared a similar design philosophy. “We have very different skill sets but we have a very similar design sensibility and general attitude to life,” says Simpson. “I jump into something really quickly and look at the big overview, whereas Damien is a very measured and incredibly methodical and meticulous person, and that is a

very good complementary set of skills when we’re looking at design problems.” Fast-forward a decade: the two enigmatic designers are now in Melbourne and have opened up their own firm – DesignOffice. Since its formation in 2008, the company has grown to 10 people and has worked across a range of projects, including an exhibition for Bendigo Art Gallery, Two Bob Café in Clifton Hill, a residence in country Victoria, a folding press installation, and the studio’s favourite work – a staircase for Corporate Culture. “We work on projects being really specific to briefs. We really try to get under the skin of our clients and understand who they are, what their brand is, their personality, and then respond to that. As opposed to having a house style that we apply across things,” says Simpson. \ FC

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When Dale Campisi and Michael Brady met 10 years ago, love was not only in the air, so were several business ideas. Five years later, they started Arcade Publications with Rose Michael and Peter Daniel to publish tiny books that combine their talents as a publisher (Campisi) and designer (Brady). “The little books are the perfect way for us to contribute our skills equally. We work together but we don’t actually do the same thing,” Brady says. Each allows you to peel back the layers of the city’s architecture, historical figures and life in modern-Melbourne. Their best seller yet, Oslo Davis’ Overheard, is a collection of illustrated eavesdroppings in recognisable locations, such as Flinders Street Station and Dynon Road. \ AM

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Ramon Pleysier and Simon Perkins of residential architecture firm Pleysier Perkins have been business partners for 10 years. In that time the two have developed a thriving prefabricated arm of the business while holding fast to their initial blood oath to “be timeless never be trendy”. Their “California House”, inspired by the classic Kaufmann Desert House in Palm Springs (1946), is one of design and construction company Inform’s marquee high-end homes. “Simon and I are driven by creating modern architecture that avoids becoming dated,” Pleysier says. “Our process of refinement starts with actively over-designing at the start of a project to get everything out there and then through the project to gently peel it back to something really simple and beautiful. The upside of prefab is mostly speed (homes can take as little as 12 weeks to be built and installed) but also that no design ideas are wasted, they’re just added to the gallery. You avoid having a drawer full of designs that never come to life.” \ AM

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rchitecture practices, like architecture schools, can often develop a particular aesthetic. They casually throw around words such as “design-driven” and “innovation,” but few consistently challenge the norm. The people at multi-award-winning practice McBride Charles Ryan (MCR) reinvent themselves with every project. Whether it’s irregular-shaped houses with names such as Dome, Cave, Letterbox or Harry Potter-inspired schools, each work stands entirely apart. “I think you always have to consider where you are,” says interior designer Debbie Ryan. “Sometimes you acknowledge what is there and see a need for something else.” Ryan is just one half of MCR. The other half is her husband, architect Rob McBride. Over the past 20 years, their daring experiments with form and finish have influenced the way architecture is practised in Melbourne’s often-conservative topography. “I would say Rob has more to do with form and I have more to do with finish, if you really wanted to break it down,” Ryan said in an ABC documentary, Life Architecturally, which aired in February. “But we are highly dependent on each other.” After working independently for a couple of years, Ryan and architects McBride and Anthony Charles decided to open their own practice in 1988. At the time

the economy was buoyant and, according to Ryan, “anyone who could basically pick up a pen had a job”. Four months later a recession hit, and the newly established practice had to walk the streets to find work. To get by, they each took turns to work as consultants with other firms, which would pull in the money. “There was this day called black Thursday, where I think three quarters of Melbourne’s architects got the sack. It was a pretty grim time,” says Ryan. Eventually Charles left the business, and the two survivors strengthened their vision – promoting innovative solutions, technical excellence and design integrity. “We got this dumpy office in Queensberry Street and cleaned up the six inches of pigeon poo … In the winter, it was colder in our office than it was outside, and it was hotter in the summer because it had a tin roof. Every morning we would come in and there was grit on our drawings … but it taught us to be frugal and we slowly built up a good base of clients,” says Ryan. “No matter what the economic circumstances are, we have always got a commitment to design … We are continually trying to improve ourselves, our practice and the people who are working with us, so they’ve got better opportunities in the future.”

2005 / dome house Winners: the Klein Bottle House (top) won world’s best house in 2008. The Dome house (above) remains a company favourite. (courTesy Mcr)

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develoPing our city \ lightly because of that particular location, and we kept thinking about how we were going to do this. That’s Being in such a parlous financial situation, McBride when Rob had the idea of the Klein surface, because we and Ryan were forced to take a gamble on a small block could wrap it up and around.” of land in Port Melbourne. It had been on the market A Klein bottle is described as a closed surface with for two years and was down a lane. It was by no means a only one side, formed by passing the neck of the tube desirable block. But the savvy designers had ideas. through the side of the tube, like a loop, to join the Inspired by Antoni Gaudi’s Parish School in base. Virtually unheard of outside the world of high Barcelona, their project, Legon Street House, consists mathematics and science, the shape has no boundary; of three houses with an internal open plan, deck and its inside is its outside. mezzanine. They are unified by an undulating curved Using this shape unlocked a new series of zinc wall/façade/Mansard, allowing inhabitants to feel relationships and a sequential spatial experience. The ownership of the larger whole. top of the spiral, was pushed down to intersect itself, and “That first house has taught us a really big lesson,” the contents of the bottle, a rectilinear platform and says Ryan. “You’ve got to stick your neck out, walls, make the abstract geometry inhabitable. you’ve got to live by what you believe in, and if Entry to the house is upstairs and rooms spiral “You’ve you’re committed to design there’s always a around an internal courtyard. got to stick way … We did put it in the institute awards, “I personally think, we’re in the business of which we didn’t win that year, but it got us on entertainment,” says Ryan. “Unusual forms your neck people’s radar.” always capture people’s imaginations, and out...” Legon Street strongly encapsulates ideas that’s partly our aim in architecture.” that remain fundamental to MCR’s thinking The Dome House, one of the firm’s favourite – it is a bold piece of architecture that enriches projects, is also a direct response to the site and the urban experience. Ryan explains that at the time the brief by the client (Ryan’s mother). Embedded at of construction, Port Melbourne was full of run-down the end of a court in Hawthorn and backing onto a workers’ cottages and derelict streets. But the project Victorian mansion, the house MCR designed tested the changed the iconography and gave the suburb boundaries of art. “something to be proud of”. “Mum said she wanted a close connection to her One of their most celebrated projects, the Klein garden but she didn’t want it to be huge,” says Ryan. Bottle House, which won world’s best house in the 2008 “We observed what people love about Hawthorn, and its World Architecture Festival, also turns the traditional nature. They love the fact that there’s detail on buildings, idea of a house on its head. A fusion of fibrous, form and there are chimneys, dovecotes, turrets … that’s what colour, it demonstrates just what is possible through gives us some sort of delight to that suburb. We thought clever design. why don’t we try and reinterpret those in a modern way, “The house was on an inclination, which was the and deal with a way people like to live now.” genesis,” says Ryan. “We wanted to touch the earth Described by McBride as the “perfect project”, From » P53

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2001 odyssey: Wynnstay Road accommodated 10 houses within the block’s length. (couRtesy McR)

the idea was to take a pure form – a copper sphere, the shape borrowed from Roy Grounds’ Australian Academy of Science – and use sophisticated methods enabled by digital technology to produce several cuts, slices, grafts and amputations, resulting in a highly wrought composition outclassing its neighbours. Architect Stuart Harrison has been following MCR’s career over the past decade. In his radio program on Triple R, The Architects, Harrison and colleagues Simon Knott and Christine Phillips regularly debate their unusual and unexpected designs.


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â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have been real champions of MCR because the architecture never gives in,â&#x20AC;? says Harrison. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They take projects that some architects are unable to do. They are really dogged and hard working, and the work itself is hard working. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s often pretty rich formally and in terms of colour; I like it because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a traditional architectural palette.â&#x20AC;? Expressive form making is not just limited to residential projects. The pair believe it is part of their role to contribute to the iconography of the city and, in turn, Melbourne has been blessed with some

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fantastic public projects, from Monaco House in Ridgway Place to the jewel-like Yardmasters Building in the Docklands railyards. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They say if you can make it in Melbourne you can make it anywhere,â&#x20AC;? says Stephen Crafti, a design and architecture writer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;MCR have always had this huge talent, and they were persistent, always sticking to their guns. People have slowly begun to recognise their talent, and look where they are now. They have a staff of over 25 and are winning huge projects.â&#x20AC;? In the past few years, MCR has cemented a reputation for producing educational designs that have simultaneously changed the learning experience while activating the setting. Although each project fulfils a different purpose, they all serve as testimonies to a new approach to literally building the education revolution. From the street, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to miss the tall, multicoloured brick wall of Fitzroy High School, that moves in and out like a wave. But perhaps more significant than this appearance is the consultation process at the school, with students and teachers encouraging a design that included flexible spaces, team teaching and a focus on inquiry-based learning. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fitzroy High School really did explore other ways of education, and other ways of space,â&#x20AC;? says Ryan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They had a different model that worked for them, and I think the biggest thing in our practice is we listen very carefully to the sorts of things our clients are trying to get out of the project. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fitzroy wanted people to know they were a public facility, to get adult education and things like that going. So it was important to be a public marker.â&#x20AC;? Nestled among traditional school buildings, including a distinctive grand Italianate construction, and simplified structures from the 1960s, the new Penleigh and Essendon Grammar Junior Boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; School (PEGS) also has a robust façade with a touch of the whimsical. Loosely derived from the silhouette of a Federation-style house designed by well-known

architect Beverley Ussher, the new building has a glazed black-brick façade, devoid of windows. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We really wanted to ignite the imagination of young boys,â&#x20AC;? says Ryan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We sort of see it like a Ron Mueck sculpture. There is this oversized nature; you know what it is, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s that sense of reality and unreality. And itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the same with Harry Potter books. People know this is a made-up story but they still get involved with it.â&#x20AC;? One of the practiceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most complex geometric projects has been the Penleigh and Essendon Grammar Senior School, in the shape of an infinity symbol. It was recently completed and students from years 11 and 12, who moved in during February, are now discovering how far architectural boundaries can be pushed. Watching an animated Ryan point out the individual features on a complex representation on the computer, it becomes apparent that this school embodies MCRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s core mission: it is only through solving the problems to complex geometries that design and construction innovation can be achieved. At the heart of the loop is the library, with specialist precincts such as art and science being distributed throughout the form. Each precinct has its own unique quality yet is seamlessly connected to the next â&#x20AC;&#x201C; embodying the journey of education, the crossover between disciplines and the idea that learning is boundless. The metaphor has attracted much enthusiasm, and while it is an ambitious project, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one that will no doubt turn judgesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; heads. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Clients often come in and say they want something timeless, but everything is relevant to a certain time; even the concrete boxes that you see now will date,â&#x20AC;? says Ryan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But good architecture will always be popular, and I like to think our buildings will have that life cycle.â&#x20AC;? \ fcarter@theweeklyreview.com.au Âť www.mcbridecharlesryan.com.au

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t 5pm on a grey Melbourne tubing, but I wasn’t interested. The curve of her skipping rope, afternoon only months after the arch of her raised feet and her expression focused directly we’d arrived in Australia, my on me – she was magical and perfect. father slid open the passenger door of Later I learnt that in the 1930s when Skipping Girl vinegar his van, told me to get in and drove all was produced in a factory on Victoria Street she was known as the way from Spotswood to Victoria “Little Audrey”, and that’s what Melburnians still call her. In Street in Richmond without saying 1990 it was claimed that Audrey was modelled on a nun who a word. The move to Australia had died in 1984. But it has also been reported that the manager of been shattering; I had to learn English the factory based the sign on a photograph he took of a young and eat foreign foods, while my parents bought a milk bar girl named Elma, the daughter of the owner of the nearby milk and worked seven days a week. I was often alone and instead bar where he bought his cigarettes. She is my sister. of playing with dolls I’d fret and wonder if anyone was We’ve both had our ups and downs. She’s never been ever coming back to see me again. I played with the stopped at Customs or married the wrong guy, but Her other girls who lived in our street but the only thing in the late 1960s Whelan the Wrecker demolished expression they taught me was to jump over the cracks in the her building and she was sold to a used-car dealer – focused on footpath. I still remember the words – “Step on a was a better outcome than my marriage. Her me. She was which crack, break your mother’s back” – and this didn’t disappearance established the “Save Little Audrey” magical help my anxiety or the way I walked. These little campaign, which is when John Benjamin, the director vixens taught me that security and happiness hang in of Crusader Plate, a factory 200 metres from her the most delicate balance and that unless I stay vigilant my original home, stepped in and let her have their rooftop. world would certainly end in chaos. I was six. After a complete makeover, Audrey lit up again on Friday, As my father drove slowly up Victoria Street in the dusky November 13, 1970. In 1989 the building was redeveloped as half-light, I was sure I was in trouble. He pulled over abruptly, offices and, the ’90s being what they were, she was off and on turned off the engine and asked me to look up – and there again, depending, I think, on the Dow Jones! she was, the Skipping Girl. I was plunged into the deepest Thankfully, since 2009 little Audrey has been lighting up ecstasy. She’d descended from the heavens in her red dress and regularly at dusk, precisely at the very moment when little girls perfectly coiffed hair to confirm that I was safe as long as she everywhere prepare to dream. \ boomboom@rachelberger.com was there – and that I was adopted. I believed that the Skipping Girl was my sister and every week for months I begged WE WELCoME youR FEEDBACk @ my father to take me back to see her, and he did. He tried www.theweeklyreview.com.au/ironic-iconic explaining that she was a metal structure outlined in neon

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here is an underground wine cellar in Melbourne like no other: one entire wall is a spectacular window into one end of the family’s lap pool. The result is a breathtaking wall of blue water lighting up rich recesses of fine vintages and gaining further drama with night lighting or the appearance of swimmers. This masterstroke in design was the brainchild of Integrated Pools, a division of Canny Builders, one of Melbourne’s premier building and design companies. Integrated Pools has been designing and integrating middle- to high-end swimming pools into Melbourne homes for more than 15 years. Director Damian Canny says Integrated Pools focuses on complete integration of a new pool, whether it is part of a new-home design or a new pool being added to an existing home. The only limitations on the design are imagination and budget. When clients said they wanted a bespoke underground wine cellar with something special for their new home, Integrated Pools saw a way to combine the planned lap pool and cellar in a stunning showcase. “All it took was some imagination and design by our in-house architects. They could have just had a cellar and a pool but instead, by combining them, they have a house with an extraordinary feature,” Canny says. In another project, clients were looking for an engaging environment where their four teenage boys could get away with friends and be at home but not in the house. A stylish pool house at the far end of a lengthy lap pool provided the teenage sanctuary the clients sought. As a division of Canny Builders, Integrated Pool clients get the same high standard of expertise and design values that go into all of their award-winning homes, Canny says. As well as providing recreation, a well-designed pool can also be an exciting water feature, adding impact and value to a home, so careful and considered thinking

needs to go into its design and location. In the design phase, Integrated Pools account for client lifestyles, how they will use the pool, its proximity to the house and its visual appeal as well as the pool placement and the continuation of materials to the pool surrounds to create a seamless appearance. Experienced pool builder David Haythorne heads up the Integrated Pool team. With more than 20 years’ experience in building pools and integrating them into living areas Haythorne understands the industry and what can be done. He says the company’s in-house architects and designers bring a client’s ideas to life while seamlessly blending the outdoors with the indoors so the pool can be enjoyed year-round as pool and water feature. “Our experienced and professional construction team will then build your pool using leading industry practices, incorporating the latest technology.” About half the pools built by Integrated Pools are for new Canny-designed homes, with the other 50 per cent for other new-home builders or existing homes. Haythorne is quick to stress that while the pools look

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expensive they are in fact the most competitive in the market: “If you are looking at custom-design pools we are the most competitive.” Integrated Pools projects start from about $55,000 for a stand-alone family-sized pool with solar heating and salt chlorination. Further considerations include gas heating, a spa and landscaping. Fencing to meet stringent pool regulations must also be factored in. Popular surround finishes include polished concrete, bluestone, sandstone and granite with drop-face edging used to substantially increase the perception of the pavers’ thickness. Haythorne says a lot more glass walls are being used in pools, with one current job featuring a seven-metre by 1.5-metre glass frontage between the pool and the house, so that from the house you look through the pool with the water over your head. In another house the pool is planned to wrap around the home like a moat, with glass walls separating a lap area from play and spa areas. Haythorne says current trends include small glass tiles that can give a Mediterranean mosaic feel to the pool. Renders continue their popularity, with contemporary renders offering far smoother finishes than the pebble surfaces once associated with them. He says crisp, white renders with a hint of colour create stunning crisp, clear and clean pools that highlight the colour around them. Integrated Pools can provide a complete pool and landscape design and construction package, with in-house architects and landscape designers creating a unique design with management of all respective construction elements including the pool, outdoor areas, paving, landscaping and exterior living spaces. \ LIZ McLACHLAN lmclachlan@theweeklyreview.com.au » Integrated Pools by Canny 8532 4432 www.integratedpools.com.au

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theatre performance traditionally begins with a script, a couple of characters, an important idea, a few images and a story. But what would it look like if it began with numbers, a pie chart and a spreadsheet? Would it still be theatre? And how would it be performed? Created by Berlin’s experimental theatre collective Rimini Protokoll, 100% Melbourne is a part-theatre, part-game, part-reality performance designed to bring the demographics of Melbourne to life. It begins with 100 participants. They are not trained actors but everyday people who each represent 1 per cent of Melbourne’s 4.1 million population. One by one they walk onto a rotating stage. As questions are posed, they sort themselves according to opinions, lifestyle habits and experiences. Some of these questions might be banal – What do you eat for breakfast? How do get to work? – while others are confronting – How do feel about Australia’s participation in the Afghanistan War? Have you ever been to jail? Presented at the Melbourne Town Hall, 100% Melbourne aims to present a living, breathing microcosm of our city. As the participants start telling the stories of who they are and what brought them here, there is a detailed picture of the ever-shifting and diverse city of Melbourne, which celebrates its 177th birthday this month. “It all started because we wondered what it would be like to put the whole of Berlin on stage,” says Helgard Haug, one of the co-creators. “We realised we couldn’t get all 3½ million people on stage, but we could do it statistically. We said let’s have 100 people, and each will represent a statistic in terms of age, gender, nationality, marital status and the district where they’re living.” Successfully staged previously in five cities (including Berlin) – Karlsruhe, Cologne (all Germany), Vancouver (Canada) and Vienna (Austria) – the casting always begins with just one person, who has 24 hours to select another participant. After four months, like a chain reaction, the 100 are linked. “It always starts the same,” explains Haug. “It’s always very easy in the beginning. But it tends to become more

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complicated, because you need to find the right person who is open to those particular statistical categories.” The first person chosen always has to be a statistical expert. In Melbourne this was Anton Griffith, 32, a research analyst for the city research team at the City of Melbourne. Born in Wellington, New Zealand, Anton, like many Kiwis, moved to Melbourne after being offered a job. Seven years on, he is married to an Australian and lives in Kensington. He is not religious, is a strong advocate for riding to work, and falls under the category of Oceania. “When they approached me, it sounded like an exciting and unusual project,” says Anton. “Everyone I know lives in inner Melbourne, is the same age and is at that same phase of life. I wanted to meet a broader cross-section of people, and try to understand who are the people who make up Melbourne. “In rehearsals, I think the directors are a bit surprised, having done the show elsewhere, at how irreverent the crowd is. People are having fun, they’re a bit raucous and they’re

not always going to follow instructions. I think that is reflection of Australia.” Since 2000, Rimini Protokoll has been recognised as being among the leaders and creators of the theatre movement known as Reality Trend (Theater der Zeit). Using performers who are not professional actors but ordinary people, each project tends to begin with a concrete situation in a specific place. This is then developed through an intense exploratory process, and the final work takes place in the grey zone between reality and fiction. “Our interest is more in having real people on stage who are taking the risk to tell their own stories,” says Haug. “So instead of researching and writing the text, and then giving it to actors to perform, we like to keep it to the person who has actually experienced that part of life. “We like to consider the whole city to be a play, looking at what kind of storylines are there? And what kinds of conflicts are there? What are the openings and closings? And who are the heroes or the anti-heroes?” Haug says that one of the most interesting trends to come out of Melbourne’s casting process so far is the important role that family plays. “In the interview we asked the question, who is your hero in life? And so often the answers were my mother, my brother, my father. Even though there are close families in Berlin, we only ever received that answer once or twice. But here, almost 60 to 70 per cent spontaneously named their relatives as the most important figure in their life.” Staged for only three nights, 100% Melbourne will no doubt be proof of the city’s diversity – in all its living colours and overtones. \ FRANCESCA CARTER fcarter@theweeklyreview.com.au » 100% Melbourne. May 4-6 (6pm). Melbourne Town Hall, Swanston Street, city.

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veryone’s an amateur environmentalist these days, but how many of us actually do much about it? Melbourne architects Peter Ho and Emma Young are helping lead the way in urban design, basing their whole business on sustainability. PHOOEY Architects uses recycled materials where possible, incorporating the materials’ stories into their innovative projects. Among them is their eclectic but practical carpet couch, which uses remnant carpet rolls to create comfortable furniture doubling as works of art. These design masterpieces are a terrific example of “upcycling”, which turns preloved materials into something more valuable. This philosophy is close to the hearts of everyone at PHOOEY. Its city office, which has a big red-carpet couch in the lobby, showcases the waste-not, want-not approach. Remnant carpet squares adorn the floor, walls and waiting-area sofa, which is edged with a black form-ply profile of architecture legend Mies van der Rohe. A lampshade is fashioned from timber off-cuts and old CDs have resurfaced as table legs and in a chandelier. The saying “everything old is new again” has never been truer. “We’re about eating the whole carcass, we’re about

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aiming to create zero waste,” Ho explains in the conference room, which uses thin carpet off-cuts and pinboard scraps to create a striped effect on the lower wall. “What we’re doing here, which I think is special, is revaluing things that we throw away. We see it as an opportunity to create something unique and bespoke.” With their use of recycled materials, PHOOEY projects are modern and retro. The results are striking, award winning and helping to shape 21st-century Melbourne. A Fitzroy North house is covered in radially sawn timber sticks; Zedi Hair salon in Fitzroy has a chandelier of laminated hair clippings, and a Brighton house uses solar energy, recycled water and building off-cuts to emphasise its Middle-Eastern design. PHOOEY’s Templestowe Reserve sporting pavilion appears to be starting a Mexican wave, and its children’s activity centre at Skinners Playground in South Melbourne is made from recycled shipping containers. Several high-end city office buildings also feature Ho’s

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Is a whimsical name that sounds like it must have a quirky story behind it. It does – to a point. A friend suggested Ho and Young use their initials – PH for Ho, EY for young – and an extra O “ for infinity”.

carpet couches, which ripple down the walls to create a sculptured effect. Ho and Young, who are married with two children, Maxwell, 5, and Olive, 3, have also adopted sustainability principles in their inner-city home. They used recycled joinery and off-cuts of marble and laminate in the kitchen and scoured opportunity shops for more than 20 mirrors to decorate their powder room. “It’s an important place for us to experiment and test new ideas,” Young says. Even before they met, both were passionate about design and the environment. Ho, 40, grew up in Mulgrave with Chinese parents; his father David, an engineer, and mother Irene, an art-and-craft teacher. Young, 41, is from Sydney and studied in Canberra before moving to Melbourne 15 years ago. Ho’s parents were ahead of their time. Irene recycled everything and once made bathing suits out of old umbrellas. “She’s very clever,” he says. “That’s the sort of

environment that I’ve grown up in; the Chinese family that does save everything.” After becoming an architect, Ho worked for some of the world’s best before starting PHOOEY about 10 years ago. A recognised innovator in his field, he has been a judge on Channel Ten’s reality show The Renovators, and a panellist on the ABC’s New Inventors. As a child, Young drew floor plans and loved Lego. She aspired to be a fashion designer but was inspired by her architect brother David. She followed suit, working for Melbourne architects, then rejuvenating central Dandenong as a development manager with VicUrban (now Places Victoria) before joining PHOOEY full-time. Young now uses her creativity to ensure her designs are practical and environment-friendly to set up a building for a sustainable future. For example a good design can enable emerging technologies, such as solar panels, to be added when the client can afford them or technology makes them feasible. “Most of our clients appreciate that spending a little bit more money up front is going to save them a lot of money,” she says. “Technology is constantly changing. Future users are going to have access to much better and more-affordable technology than we have now.” She says using recycled materials can be fiddly and complex, but the effort is worth it as the materials are often sturdy, attractive and have a special story. “What we do at the beginning of a project is identify what’s there, what’s in this place that’s useful and what isn’t useful,” she says. “We find this process eminently more fulfilling than throwing good stuff into the bin.” Ho and Young are heartened by a general increase in environmental awareness by the public and businesses. Ho particularly likes ground-breaking projects such as Queen Victoria Village. He also pushes the boundaries but tries to ensure his designs fit the city’s historic and cultural feel. “The things that we do are the product of the … culture of the city,” he says. “Melbourne is a great city. It has a great urban fabric; the finer grain of the city is very special. Everybody’s able to contribute to the environment in different ways.” \ Cheryl CritChley ccritchley@theweeklyreview.com.au » www.phooey.com.au May 2, 2012 \ The weekly review 65


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Rarely do we get to poke our heads into the exclusive and very private cul-de-sacs of Toorak. This two-storey 1930s family house is proof of the treasures hidden there. Behind high walls and under its slate-tiled roof, lush lawns, creeping vines and a beautifully manicured garden romance you to the front door. An outdoor dining area and a tree swing that looks as if it was taken straight from the pages of a fairytale add to this picturesque scene. Immediately you realise you are in for something special as you approach the front door, which sits under webbed leadlight windows and a grand hanging lamp.

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French doors throughout and original fireplaces in the study and formal lounge do not have to compete with opulent decoration seen in other houses of the same era. Instead, simple downlighting and natural light flooding in from the north are all that are used to communicate the houseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1930s detail. Open-plan living might be the in-thing nowadays, however here, each room can be zoned off, while a renovated kitchen has a large island benchtop and llve appliances. The main bedroom has his-and-hers dressing quarters and, like nearly every other room in the house, amazing views of the garden. \ EddIE mORTON

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armadale A manicured English garden leads to a glorious Victorian residence in the Munro Estate where no expense has been spared in bringing the home’s flexible floor plan into the 21st century. Architect Wayne Gillespie has created a marriage of modern style with magnificent period elegance. Dashes of gold paint accent decorative triple cornices, ceilings roses and an arch in the hallway. The sitting room ceilings are inspiring and a bay window and timber built-in cabinetry surround one of three incredible marble fireplaces. Opposite, the main bedroom features a Poliform walk-in wardrobe and tiled en suite with a shower-cum-steam room and spa bath. Nearby, a bedroom has a coral-coloured marble fireplace, built-in shelves and wardrobes. Through an arch is the majestic dining room with a white marble fireplace and doors to the return verandah. A central skylit bathroom with a bath is next to the third bedroom, which also has built-in wardrobes. The rear entertainment areas feature luxurious marble-tiled floors. The kitchen has a black-granite island bench, timber cabinetry and stainless steel appliances. A handy concealed laundry is also here. A stacked-stone gas fireplace features in the family room, while shot-silk curtains frame the rooms. Bi-fold doors lead to a terraced dining area and secluded paved entertainers’ garden. There’s also a large rumpus-cum-teenager’s retreat off the tandem garage. \ MICHELLE OSTROW ZUKERMAN

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MARSHALL WHITE, 9822 9999 20 Royal Crescent Price: $3 million + Auction: May 5 at 11.30am

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A traditional Edwardian façade gives away nothing of the recent modern transformation inside. The skylit hallway has lime-washed floors. The main bedroom features plantation shutters, a corner cast-iron fireplace, fitted walk-in wardrobe and luxurious en suite. Opposite, another bedroom also has shutters and a cast-iron fireplace. Next is a bright room that could be another bedroom, sitting room or study with a fireplace and built-in shelves. A central bathroom has mosaic tiles surrounding a bath. There’s one more bedroom, then the open-plan rear hub. The kitchen has coffee-coloured CaesarStone benchtops and a 900mm Kleenmaid stainless steel oven. The adjoining meals area has a wall of built-in cabinetry and the family room, a Heatmaster fireplace. Doors lead to a decked entertainment area, with a partially covered dining area and built-in barbecue. Two large plants and banquettes surround the pool, while a vertical garden adds interest. \ MICHELLE OSTROW ZUKERMAN

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BENNISON MACKINNON, 9864 5000 47 Warley Road Price: $1.3 million – $1.4 million Auction: May 5 at 11.30am

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ABERCROMBY’S, 9864 5300 2 Hillside Avenue Price: $2 million + Auction: May 12 at 11.30am

In a quiet cul-de-sac, just off Finch Street, this is a beautifully maintained Californian bungalow. During the 1990s, a total overhaul and extension breathed new life into it. A brick path leads through a freeform garden to an elevated porch. Inside, the sitting room has grapevine cornices, a cast-iron fireplace and, along with the adjoining dining room, a surprisingly modern feel. The main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and a traditional en suite. Cathedral ceilings are a highlight of the rear extensions. The kitchen has terracotta tiles underfoot, pale-green cabinetry, a breakfast bar and Neff appliances. Fretted windows complement the external timberwork and add a country feel to the adjoining meals and family room, with a wall of built-in cabinetry. Doors lead to a terraced rear garden and a dining area and shed. Three airy upstairs bedrooms have picturesque views, while a central bathroom has a bath and a ceiling window that opens to the stars. \ MICHELLE OSTROW ZUKERMAN

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Kay & Burton Albert Park 9252 1800 4

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56 Rose Street, Armadale ................................................................. Price: $2.5 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 5 at 12.30pm .................................................................

13 Stradbroke Avenue, Toorak ................................................................. Price: $4 million + ................................................................. EOI Close Monday May 14 at 3pm .................................................................

370 Park Street, South Melbourne ................................................................. Price: $2.2 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 12 at 11am .................................................................

Exclusively situated in the Munro Estate only metres to High Street, Beatty Avenue, Toorak station and excellent schools, the compelling appeal of this solid-brick Edwardian residence´s enviable location is matched by its captivating period. Let's eat lunch @ The Orchard, 24 Beatty Avenue Let's eat dinner @ Chez Bob, 22 Beatty Avenue Let's drink coffee @ Treat, 736 Malvern Road

Beautifully renovated 1930s double-storey town residence designed by Rodney Alsop with abundant natural light, a large northfacing garden in a quiet tree-lined avenue superbly located within walking distance to Toorak Village shops and transport. Let's eat lunch @ Quaff, 436 Toorak Road Let's eat dinner @ Soto, 517 Malvern Road Let's drink coffee @ Puccino's, 459 Toorak Road

This two-storey Victorian residence features formal dining and living rooms with OFPs, entertainer's kitchen, three bedrooms and a landscaped garden with access to studio (fourth bedroom). Close to shops, gardens and markets. Let's eat lunch @ Stove Monkey, 191 Clarendon Street Let's eat dinner @ Thai Deli, 195 Clarendon Street Let's drink coffee @ Freestyle Espresso, 6 Union Street

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FLetCHerS, 9836 2222 32 Churchill Street Price: $900,000 – $990,000 Auction: May 5 at 3pm

This original 1940s house is on a large corner block and only a few minutes’ walk to the Mont Albert shopping strip. Its typically art-deco façade, with patterned brickwork, ornamental timber framing and leadlight windows, will certainly ignite some inspiration for renovators. The corner block leaves many opportunities to extend and help the home return to its former glory. Polished boards line the undercover entrance, while three large bedrooms, formal and informal living areas provide more potential renovation opportunities. Original timber wall panels, grand fireplaces and brass fixtures can easily be restored, while there is plenty of backyard space for a carport or dining area. Louth is anxiously awaiting its next owners to usher it into the 21st century. Fletchers’ managing agent is excited to watch this home transform over the coming few years. With a bit of TLC and its heritage overlay, there is no risk of losing this art-deco relic to developers. \ eddie morton

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3127

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pril was a month of extremes. On the one hand, in terms of auction activity, it was a non-event, especially at the top end. However, in terms of private dealings behind closed doors, April represented a month of significant activity – especially at the very peak of the top end. Since the Easter weekend, there have been four sales around the $10 million mark – a level of activity we haven’t seen since last August, when $55 million worth of property changed hands across 11 sales in one week. Among them was the $12 million-plus sale of a renovated Victorian home with tennis court and pool in Kooyongkoot Road, Hawthorn, with Marcus Chiminello and James Redfern. The historic Albany Hotel site on more than 2000 square metres in Millswyn Street, South Yarra, sold for more than $10 million with Matt Davis and Michael Gibson. In Toorak, an arts and crafts mansion in Albany Road on nearly 2500 square metres with a championship-sized tennis court and indoor/outdoor pool also sold for more than $10 million, with Michael Gibson and Andrew Baines. But properties between $3 million and $8 million have also been selling strongly.

A whole-floor apartment in the Royal Domain Tower on St Kilda Road sold for more than $8 million (Andrew Baines again), while the Georgian residence at 49 Irving Road, Toorak (Jeremy Fox) sold for $5 million after a long spell on the market. Hugh Hardy’s sale in Washington Street, Toorak, pegs land value at around $5500 per square metre, and the Edwardian “Havelock House” at Havelock Road, Hawthorn (Glen Coutinho), which had also been around for a while, sold for slightly more than $3.5 million. It’s true that prices have softened a little, and sellers have had to adjust their price expectations from last year. There are also several good-quality homes out there that haven’t yet sold, including 29 Kooyongkoot Road, which is on the market for about $6 million, Central Park Road in Malvern for under $4 million, and Kooyong Road, Toorak, for $8 million. But there is definitely interest in these properties, it’s just that buyer and seller expectations haven’t met. So while the press may be negative about the market, we are not so sure they are on the money. Because for us, to date, the market has done everything it could have – certainly at lower prices than last year, but the deals are being done, and isn’t that the sign of an OK market?

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Second and even first-home buyers may fall in love with this single-level unit in the heart of Camberwell. Its size, adaptable floor plan and off-street location is very promising for future renovators. Within a five-minute walk to excellent schools and Camberwell Junction, and as one of only five units on the block, it includes a huge living and dining room, two bedrooms with built-in wardrobes and a vast slate verandah with heaps of storage underneath. With a working fireplace, naturally lit living areas and a kitchen with plenty of bench space, it is sure to grab the attention of a few housing-market debutants. “It is so rare to find a unit with this much space, essential features and potential, as there is here,” says agent Jonathon O’Donoghue. According to O’Donoghue, people in their late 20s are on the hunt for places such as this and the competition is fierce. With a tidy front lawn and lock-up double garage, this unit really does tick all the right boxes. \ eddie morton

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Here are a few public auction examples: 22 South road, Brighton (Peter Hickey and Mark Earle)

On 1700m2 of land. Not the best package we had seen, with a south-facing rear and on a busy road, and a home that for some was a bulldozer – but it was big. Three bidders took it to pass-in stage just shy of $3.2 million and a post-auction price of $3.255 million was agreed. Not a record price but a solid expression of market price. 88 Lewisham road, Prahran (Guy St Leger)

On 400m2-plus of land backing onto Victoria Gardens. Double-fronted Victorian in need of a complete rebuild but a good project for those inclined.

Quoted conservatively at $1.2 million, it attracted a big crowd of about 80 people. Spirited bidding from five bidders took it onto the market at just under $1.3 million before it sold under the hammer at $1.505 million. While strong, the price was not completely unexpected – a $500,000 renovation will see this resell into the $2 million price range. Of course, it’s what happens this month that will be the real pointer for this year’s market. So far supply is looking a bit tight, but OK. For the weekends of May 5 and 12 we are expecting about 70 auctions at a million-dollar-plus in the bayside and inner-east regions. From discussions with agents we are expecting the last two weekends to also finish fairly strongly and for activity to dribble into June before the traditional winter slowdown. So far this year, the market is looking solid. Inner-city demand is there and those who really wanted to sell have been able to do so. Buyers have also had some reasonable choices at auction, private sale or off market. It’s not all bad news. \ Mal JaMes Principal Buyer advocate 0408 107 988 \ 9804 3133 We Only Buy HOMes www.james.net.au

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The vendor of this recently renovated two-storey Mont Albert house was pleasantly surprised when, he first saw the view from the main bedroom. On a clear day, you can see all the way to the Dandenongs. Behind its unassuming façade, dark timber floors balance out the chic and spacious floor plan, while restored ceiling decorations, cornices and an original fireplace subtly maintain its 1930s charm. The renovation remains warm and very family oriented and has capitalised on the light from the north and east, with gigantic windows illuminating the open-plan kitchen, living and dining room. All bedrooms have built-in wardrobes, while the main bedroom has an en suite, walk-in wardrobes and those amazing views. In addition to an undercover pergola perfect for barbecues, the house also has a formal lounge and dining room, a huge main bathroom, kitchen with granite benchtops and Blanco appliances, and a two-car carport with additional driveway space. \ eddie morton

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Fletchers Canterbury 9836 2222 4

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148 Kooyong Road, Toorak ................................................................. Price: $2.6 million - $2.8 million ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 12 at 1.30pm .................................................................

47 Queens Parade, Glen Iris ................................................................. Price: $1.3 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 5 at 11am .................................................................

At once prominent and private, this outstanding five-bedroom, two-bathroom residence with pool and spa provides an ideal response to family priorities. Garage and carport via Bellaire Court.

This builder´s-own residence offers an impressive lifestyle with two generous living zones, a stunning courtyard and the finest-quality inclusions with high ceilings, stringybark flooring and a gourmet kitchen.

Let's eat lunch @ Rouge Cafe, 14 Beatty Avenue Let's eat dinner @ Bistro Thierry, 511 Malvern Road Let's drink coffee @ Tango Café, 475c Toorak Road

Let's eat lunch @ Cafe Bliss, 1393 Toorak Road Let's eat dinner @ Dragon Phoenix, 1370 Toorak Road Let's drink coffee @ Zouz Cafe, 1420 Toorak Road

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Jellis Craig 9832 0500 4

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5 Melrose Avenue, Malvern East ................................................................. Price: $1.6 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 12 at 12.30pm .................................................................

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toorak Merging elegance and style, this impressive 1920s residence is a consummate entertainer with formal, family and children´s zones and a glorious pool oasis. Near shops, schools, parks and train. Let's eat lunch @ Satsuki Japanes, 458 Waverley Road Let's eat dinner @ Le Petit Bourgeois, 330 Waverley Road Let's drink coffee @ Servery & Spoon, 137 Waverley Road

In the Balwyn High School zone, an enticing proposition, this renovated house with separate fully fitted office welcomes you. Comprises a wide entry hall, formal lounge with OFP, dining room and informal living and meals. Let's eat lunch @ Stefan's, 305 Whitehorse Road Let's eat dinner @ Indian Chimes, 170 Belmore Road Let's drink coffee @ 7 Grams Coffee, 181 Balwyn Road

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Looking up at Berkeley Court’s arched french windows, overhanging terraces and period façade may leave a kink in your neck if you’re not careful. Hailing from a time when apartment living did not necessarily mean forgoing the space of a house, it quickly becomes clear that no expense was spared in creating the six penthouse apartments here. Take the lift from the lavish marble-lined foyer to No.6, which sits on the top floor and overlooks the surrounding rooftops. The living and dining room has a huge east-facing terrace and grand fireplace and soaks up an unbelievable amount of light. The kitchen has Blanco appliances, marble benchtops and enough space for a dining setting. The main bedroom has its own terrace, walk-through wardrobes and a luxurious marble en suite with double vanity and double shower. The floor plan also includes another bathroom, a powder room and two bedrooms, each with plenty of built-in wardrobe space and treetop views. \ eddie morton

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It’s rare to find a period house in Brighton with all the bells and whistles yet retaining a stunning array of period features. This red-brick Federation house is one. After you have taken in the picture-perfect façade, including return verandah and decorative conical tower, you go inside and can’t stop looking up – at the pressed-metal ceilings and their intricate patterns. Excellent proportions, a wide hall and leadlight windows make for grand interiors, and being on one level, this house should also be very easy to live in. While the next owners can rejoice in having history on their side, they can also take comfort in the fact that all the big work has been done

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3186

– such as the en suite bathroom, walk-in wardrobe and the large open-plan family/dining room with contemporary kitchen. The laundry and second large bathroom are tucked out of sight behind the kitchen. A window seat built into the rear window makes the informal living zone even more comfortable and cosy. Still in this part of the house, a fourth bedroom or study overlooks the back garden. Big glass sliding doors extend the living space outdoors to a very wide timber deck that overlooks the back garden, pool and spa. The balance of house to land is excellent. The formal front garden of box hedges and roses reflects the building’s era, while the back garden, with timber deck, pool and palm tree, is very Brighton. \ mARiA hARRiS

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KAY & BURTON, 9592 6522 144 Cochrane Street Price: $2 million + Auction: May 12 at noon

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Jellis Craig 9810 5000 4

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Marshall White 9822 9999 3

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Noel Jones Camberwell 9809 2000 4

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78 Mont Albert Road, Canterbury ................................................................. Price: $1.5 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 19 at 1pm .................................................................

405 Nott Street, Port Melbourne ................................................................. Price: $1.1 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 5 at 1.30pm .................................................................

1a Radnor Street, Camberwell ................................................................. Price: $1.5 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 12 at 11am .................................................................

Amid the finest Melbourne schools, this Victorian conveys a lifestyle of distinction with grand central hallway, large formal living with marble OFP, library, upper retreat, well-fitted kitchen and sunny family domain overlooking gardens. Let's eat lunch @ Cafe Eden, 78 Maling Road Let's eat dinner @ Blue River Thai, 239 Canterbury Road Let's drink coffee @ Cornelius, 141 Maling Road

In a tree-lined setting at the quiet end of Nott Street and only metres to the light-rail station and Bay Street shops, this stunning double-storey terrace´s stylish contemporary family dimensions definitively deliver the wow factor. Let's eat lunch @ Balderdash, 295 Bay Street Let's eat dinner @ Rubiras at Swallow, 192 Station Street Let's drink coffee @ My Sister Says, 118 Bridge Street

This first-class, entirely independent Californian has refined formal rooms beautifully balanced by modern family dimensions. A charming studio enhances superb garden surroundings on about 650sqm close to Camberwell Junction. Let's eat lunch @ Purple Sands, 180 Camberwell Road Let's eat dinner @ Italy 1, 823 Burke Road Let's drink coffee @ Bread & Butter Cafe, 2 Burke Avenue

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TOORAK 59 Hopetoun Road Toorak Magnificience This neo-classical Robert Mills designed residence, evokes timeless grandeur with its subtle blending of historical styles. The Grecian principles of symmetry that inspire the Paul Bangay grounds extend to a grand Thomas Hamel interior of artistic flair and 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, home cinema, gymnasium (inc. steam room) and a 5-car underground garage (inc. hydraulic lift).

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Expressions of Interest. Close Tue 8th May 5pm View. By Appointment Call. Michael Gibson 0418 530 392 Ross Savas 0418 322 994 Cher Coad 0412 252 858 Office. 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

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


TOORAK 61 Clendon Road A Work Of Art For The Art Of Living Sublimely positioned at one of Toorakâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best addresses this large, five-bedroom Spanish Mission residence caters to every requirement of a contemporary lifestyle as it preserves Heritage Listed characteristics which are enhanced by the extensive use of solid American Oak and the breathtaking beauty of the overhead Art Nouveau leadlights. Approached via an elegant return drive, this home has five bathrooms, a Gaggenau kitchen and a caretakerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s residence. Land size Approx 4800 sqm.

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Expressions of Interest. Close Tue 22nd May 5pm View. By Appointment Call. Michael Gibson 0418 530 392 Cher Coad 0412 252 858 Office. 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

Albert Park. 9252 1800 Brighton. 9592 6522 Flinders. 5989 1000 Hawthorn. 8862 8000 Portsea. 5984 4744 South Yarra. 9820 1111 May 2, 2012 \ The weekly review 79


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. Wednesday 12-12.30pm Call. Michael Gibson 0418 530 392 Andrew Baines 0418 328 407 Matt Davis 0412 466 858 Office. 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

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


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. Wednesday 1-1.30pm & 5.30-6pm Call. Alex Schiavo 0419 239 549 Ross Savas 0418 322 994 Office. 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

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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

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


TOORAK 7 Toorak Avenue Flawless Transformation- â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Swinfordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Renovated to the highest possible standard with impeccable attention to detail, this imposing period residence bestows absolute contemporary perfection. Offering generous 5 bedroom family accommodation, formal lounge, dining, study & north facing casual entertaining zones with Carrera marble kitchen, pool & outdoor entertaining with inbuilt BBQ and commanding street presence on approx 837sqm. Features limestone fireplaces, Swarovski chandeliers, cellar, irrigation system, security and multiple OSP just moments to Kooyong Village, private schools, Kooyong tennis club and public transport.

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Expressions of Interest. Close Fri 25th May 5pm View. Thursday 12-12.30pm & 7-7.30pm Call. Ross Savas 0418 322 994 Michael Armstrong 0407 063 263 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 May 2, 2012 \ The weekly review 83


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.

Auction. View. Call.

Office.

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Saturday 12th May 12.30pm Wednesday 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

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

Albert Park. 9252 1800 Brighton. 9592 6522 Flinders. 5989 1000 Hawthorn. 8862 8000 Portsea. 5984 4744 South Yarra. 9820 1111 May 2, 2012 \ The weekly review 85


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


AUCTION SATURDAY

MALVERN 39 - 43 Mayfield Avenue Unique Land Holding In Stonington 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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Auction. View. Call.

Office.

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

Albert Park. 9252 1800 Brighton. 9592 6522 Flinders. 5989 1000 Hawthorn. 8862 8000 Portsea. 5984 4744 South Yarra. 9820 1111 May 2, 2012 \ The weekly review 87


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. See Video: www.15achaucer.com

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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 Richard Spratt 0412 493 189 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


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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Auction. View. Call. Office. Conj.

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 May 2, 2012 \ The weekly review 89


HAWTHORN EAST 49 Havelock Street Refined Art Deco Family Home In Desirable Junction Locale Rising proudly on a deep allotment with two street frontages, this classically renovated & extended brick family home offers city skyline views, delightful Art Deco dĂŠcor, 3 big BRs (BIRs) & fully tiled main bathroom. Elegant formal living & separate dining rooms boast magnificent OFPs, cabinetwork & high ceilings, while a superb granite kitchen opens to a large light-filled family/meals area. Fully landscaped gardens, secure 3 car OSP & a convenient location complete this excellent offering.

Auction. View. Call. Office.

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Saturday 19th May 1pm Wednesday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 11-11.30am Cher Coad 0412 252 858 Daniel Bradd 0411 347 511 553 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn

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


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.

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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 May 2, 2012 \ The weekly review 91


Look whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been getting results in Boroondara.

1 Boronia Street Surrey Hills

2 Buley Street Hawthorn East

6 Pine Street Hawthorn

7 Barrington Avenue Kew

8 Anderson Road Hawthorn East

9 Beckett Street Balwyn

9 Hartwell Hill Road Camberwell

11 Immarna Road Camberwell

11 Wiringa Avenue Camberwell

4 Benbrook Avenue Mont Albert North

19 Henrietta Street Hawthorn

19 Lovell Street Hawthorn East

20 Glen Street Hawthorn

22 Arundel Crescent Surrey Hills

26 Stawell Street Kew

32 Kingston Road Surrey Hills

33 Kooyongkoot Road Hawthorn

40 Childers Street Kew

40 Illawarra Rd Hawthorn

43 Edgevale Road Kew

If you are considering selling and would like a fresh approach, please contact our Hawthorn ofďŹ ce. Scott Patterson 0417 581 074

Richard Spratt 0412 493 189

Judy Balloch 0408 753 877

Sam Wilkinson 0400 169 148

Daniel Bradd 0411 347 511

Rebecca Edwards 0423 759 481

Tim Picken 0419 305 802

Chris Alcock 0407 907 748

Cher Coad 0412 252 858

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TOORAK 1 Cole Court Prized Court Position

TOORAK 11 Selborne Road Toorak Elegance

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.

This elegant contemporary four bedroom plus study residence offers supreme quality and a low maintenance yet luxurious lifestyle. Enjoys magnificent formal living and dining, European granite kitchen opening onto an extended living area ideal for entertainment, private landscaped courtyard garden and two garages.

Auction Saturday 12th May 2.30pm View Wednesday 2-2.30pm & 6.307pm

Expressions of Interest Close Wednesday 9th May 5pm View Wednesday 12-12.30pm & 6-6.30pm

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

Alex Schiavo 0419 239 549 Tom Staughton 0411 554 850 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

Albert Park. 9252 1800 Brighton. 9592 6522 Flinders. 5989 1000 Hawthorn. 8862 8000 Portsea. 5984 4744 South Yarra. 9820 1111 May 2, 2012 \ The weekly review 93


TOORAK Residence 2, 8 Devorgilla Avenue Charming Pied á Terre

TOORAK 4/19 Bruce Street Style On The Village Fringe

Nestled in this peaceful Toorak Avenue is this charming, fully renovated, 2 storey townhouse. In a boutique block of only five. Comp 2BRs, a sparkling spacious bathrm, elegant living room with OFP, open plan kitchen & dining leading out to a private courtyard garden bathed in northern sunshine & single carport.

This fully renovated townhouse just moments from Toorak Village comp: 2 bedrooms, both with ensuite’s & WIR’s, sep powder rm, spacious open plan living, huge mod kitchen with Smeg appl & stone bench tops, oak flrs opening to balcony with city views. Feat: Dble basement garage, OFP, AC & ducted heating.

Auction Saturday 19th May 12noon View Wednesday 5-5.30pm

Auction Saturday 19th May 11am View Wednesday 1-1.30pm & 66.30pm

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Jacqueline Ralph 0418 106 068 Matthew Wassylko 0412 793 544 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

Nicole Gleeson 0414 809 221 Matt Davis 0412 466 858 226 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 44 Bruce Street A Home For All Seasons

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

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.

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.

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

Expressions of Interest Close Monday 7th May 5pm View Thursday 2.30-3pm

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

Matt Davis 0412 466 858 Nicole Gleeson 0414 809 221 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

Albert Park. 9252 1800 Brighton. 9592 6522 Flinders. 5989 1000 Hawthorn. 8862 8000 Portsea. 5984 4744 South Yarra. 9820 1111 May 2, 2012 \ The weekly review 95


HAWTHORN EAST 4/2 Myrniong Grove High-Life Haven On Anderson Hill

BRIGHTON 144 Cochrane Street One Of Brightonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S Finest Federations

Secluded, secure and totally serene boasting sweeping city views atop of Anderson Hill, this spacious 3 BR, 2 bathroom townhouse is an immaculate oasis of superior quality designed for sublime indoor/outdoor living & entertaining. Exclusively nestled in an historic converted dairy footsteps to Anderson Park.

This beautifully renovated period residence comprises a large OPL zone with OFP, formal room with OFP, quality kitchen, 3 BRs (main with WIRs & en suite), 2nd bathroom, study/4th BR, rear deck, pool/spa, OSP for 3 cars, shed, cellar, laundry, heating/cooling, security, intercom & auto gates. Set on over 9,000 sqft of land.

Auction Saturday 12th May 11am View Thursday 12-12.30pm & 55.30pm, Saturday 12-12.30pm

Auction Saturday 12th May 12noon View Wednesday 1-1.30pm

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Chris Alcock 0407 907 748 Scott Patterson 0417 581 074 Jay Giblett 0417 681 312 553 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn

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


AUCTION SATURDAY

MELBOURNE 2206/368 St Kilda Road A Shrine To Remember

MELBOURNE 1401/430 St Kilda Road St Kilda Road’s Premium Address

Positioned on the 22nd flr overlooking “The Shrine of Remembrance” is this immaculate apartment in one of the most sought after buildings on St Kilda Boulevard. Feat 3 dble BRs, ( main ens + WIR), ideal blend of open plan liv/dining areas with stunning views, gourmet kitch, sep pwd rm, 3 carparks & storeroom.

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.

Auction Saturday 5th May 11am View Thursday 11-11.30am & 66.30pm

Expressions of Interest Close Tuesday 15th May 5pm View Wednesday & Thursday 22.30pm

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Peter Kudelka 0418 319 439 Nicole Gleeson 0414 809 221 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

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 May 2, 2012 \ The weekly review 97


PORT MELBOURNE 436 Williamstown Road Substantial Family Home

SOUTH MELBOURNE 370 Park Street Grand Victorian With Double Garage

Opposite JL Murphy Reserve & 5 mins to beach, this home on 484sqm block (approx.) feats. a ground up renovation. 3 BRs, 2 bathrooms, large OP living & dining with access to large garden & private courtyard, sep. formal living with adjoining study, hydronic heating, cooling, double LUG & secure OSP for 4 cars.

Beautifully presented Italianate Victorian residence featuring many period details. Formal dining and living, entertainers kitchen, spacious north facing OP living/ dining, private landscaped garden with access to a studio (or 4th BR), powder room, separate laundry, ducted heating/cooling and double lock up garage.

Auction Saturday 19th May 12noon View Thursday 11-11.30am

Auction Saturday 12th May 11am View Thursday 12-12.30pm & 66.30pm

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Alex Schiavo 0419 239 549 Tim Blackett 0400 780 700 101 Dundas Place, Albert Park

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 17 Euston Street Spacious & Cosmopolitan Townhouse Living

PORT MELBOURNE 6/2 Esplanade East Luxury Apartment With Bay And City Views

Filled with space and light, this 7-years young townhouse comprises 3 bedrms (BIRs, master with ensuite), 2 bathrms & 1 powder room, sep. living and dining areas, study, south-facing balcony and a remote-operated single-car grge. Situated only moments to schools, transport and exclusive shopping.

Designed by renowned Architects Wood Marsh, this apartment offers main BR with WIR and ens, 2 further BRs with terrace access and uninterrupted city views, 2nd bathroom, powder room, OP living and dining area with Bay views flowing out to large entertaining terrace. Also inc. undercover secure parking for 2 cars.

Auction Saturday 19th May 11am View Wednesday 1-1.30pm, Saturday 1.30-2pm

Private Sale View Thursday 2-2.30pm

Cher Coad 0412 252 858 Michael Armstrong 0407 063 263 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

Alex Schiavo 0419 239 549 Tim Blackett 0400 780 700 101 Dundas Place, Albert Park

Speak to us about our property management services today. At Kay & Burton, we consistently deliver the highest standard of property management to our landlords and corporate clientele.

PRAHRAN 15/15 Kelvin Grove Tranquil Living & Northern Aspects

Our specialist teams can execute the leasing and management of an individual property, through to catering for demands from company executives for top quality furnished rental accommodation. Bayside Samantha Middleton 0405 828 025 Boroondara Sara McFarlane 0419 513 448

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

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Stonnington Darren McMullin 0433 826 737 For fully furnished enquiries, please contact David Moore 0418 360 417

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

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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. 114 The weekly review \ May 2, 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.

EOI View Call Office Web

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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AUCTION THIS SATURDAY

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. 116 The weekly review \ May 2, 2012

Auction Saturday 5th May at 11.00am (Unless Sold Prior) View Wed & Thur 2.00 - 2.30pm & Saturday from 10.30am Call Tim Wilson 0419 726 769 Anthony Grimwade 0418 382 226 Office 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 Web rtedgar.com.au


CANTERBURY 4 The Ridge This opulent, brand new 5 bedroom French inspired residence reaches extravagant heights of lifestyle and luxury. Designed by renowned architect Phillip Mannerheim and constructed by award winning Domain Prestige Homes, these 73 squares of lavish living and entertaining options to suit everyone and 24 squares of basement cellaring, gym and parking for 7 vehicles. This extraordinary, private residence is situated in one of Canterburyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s prized location and in the heart of Melbourneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s private school district, parklands and easy access to shops, restaurants and cafes.

EOI View Call Office Web

Closing Monday 28th May at 5.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) Thursday 12.00 - 12.30pm & 5.00 - 5.30pm Saturday 12.00 - 12.30pm Sarah Case 0439 431 020 Michael Ebeling 0418 338 811 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 www.4theridgecanterbury.com.au May 2, 2012 \ The weekly review 117


MURRUMBEENA 527 Neerim Road Charming period family residence set within mature garden surrounds on huge garden allotment of over 16,000sqft (approx) and minutesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; walk to parks, transport and Chadstone Shopping Centre. Comprising: Formal lounge with garden outlook, grand dining room, master bedroom, family bathroom, TV room/ study, modern kitchen, family room and laundry. Upstairs 2nd master bedroom with ensuite, 2 further bedrooms and childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s retreat. Other features include large frontage to Neerim Road, R.O.W. at rear, 3 car garage, 11,000 L of water tanks and potential for further development or subdivision (STCA). 118 The weekly review \ May 2, 2012

Auction View Call Office Web

Saturday 26th May at 11.00am (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday & Saturday 3.00 - 3.30pm Andrew Smith 0413 309 605 Jeremy Fox 0418 339 650 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 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 including pristine remnant forest. 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

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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. 120 The weekly review \ May 2, 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


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MALVERN EAST 365 Waverley Road Double fronted Victorian residence fully renovated family home situated on Richmond Hill within walking distance to the MCG, Bridge Rd and Swan St’s shops and cafés. Comprising: High ceilings, polished hard wood floors, formal lounge and dining with OFP, 3 double bedrooms, main bathroom, powder room, open-plan Miele kitchen/family living and dining room all opening to paved courtyard. Upstairs: Master suite with walk in robe, ensuite and balcony. 2 secure car parks with option for 2 further cars and wine cellar/workshop, laundry, heating/cooling, alarm and intercom.

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

AUCTION THIS SATURDAY

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.

Auction View Call Office Web Conj.

Saturday 5th May at 12.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) By Appointment Michael Ebeling 0418 338 811 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 rtedgar.com.au C + Webber – Clynton Roberts 0412 360 674 May 2, 2012 \ The weekly review 121


RICHMOND HILL 102 Rowena Parade Double fronted Victorian residence fully renovated family home situated on Richmond Hill within walking distance to the MCG, Bridge Rd and Swan St’s shops and cafés. Comprising: High ceilings, polished hard wood floors, formal lounge and dining with OFP, 3 double bedrooms, main bathroom, powder room, open-plan Miele kitchen/family living and dining room all opening to paved courtyard. Upstairs: Master suite with walk in robe, ensuite and balcony. 2 secure car parks with option for 2 further cars and wine cellar/workshop, laundry, heating/cooling, alarm and intercom.

Auction Saturday 26th May at 11.00am (Unless Sold Prior) View Wednesday 2.00 - 2.30pm & 5.00 - 5.30pm Saturday 2.00 - 2.30pm Call Sarah Case 0439 431 020 David Colbran 0418 348 481 Office 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 Web rtedgar.com.au

DOCKLANDS 3303/90 Lorimer Street Revel in the luxury of this exquisite Tower 5 sky-high apartment encompassing more than 270° of breathtaking uninterrupted views and approx 184 sqm internally plus a balcony. Designer gourmet kitchen with large island stone bench top and Miele appliances. 3 oversized bedrooms with bay views, main with ensuite, separate study/home office, main bathroom and additional powder room provide ample accommodation. 2 secure car spaces, storage cage, separate laundry and use of the RekDek gym, swimming pool, spa, sauna and rooftop deck complete the picture. 122 The weekly review \ May 2, 2012

Private Sale View Wednesday 6.30 - 7.00pm & Saturday 1.30 - 2.00pm Call Gerald Betts 0418 371 855 Tony Noonan 0420 984 968 Office 133 Victoria Avenue, Albert Park 9699 7222 Web rtedgar.com.au


Canterbury 7 Irilbarra Road Yesterday’s Style, Today’s Benefits, Tomorrow’s Opportunity An artfully designed Federation style home with eight main rooms. Have bedrooms where you want them and need them, including two attic rooms plus there are living areas you can vary to your life structure - casual rooms, a study, an office or an artist’s studio. Functional kitchen opens to rear garden. Enjoy being in close proximity to Canterbury Girls’ Secondary College and many other fine schools - plus trams, train stations and shops. One day someone will develop the opportunity to construct a brand new home on this tree-lined street (Subject To Council Approval). Land 772 sq m 8,309 sq ft (18.2m x 42.5m 59’ x 139’) approx. Take time to consider - preferred settlement November.

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Thurs & Sat 12.00 - 12.30pm Sat 26th May - 1.30pm 46 / B9 $1,650,000 - $1,800,000 Hawthorn/Camberwell 1153-1157 Burke Road, Kew 3101 9944 3888 Anne Mackie 0417 034 212 Glen Coutinho 0409 779 399 Nick Gatacre 0428 860 425

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Hawthorn East 24 Tourello Avenue Large allotment of endless possibilities. Sited on an impressive 820sqm with a 19.2m (approx) frontage this significant C1930s Californian Bungalowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s irresistible personality is expressed throughout classical period features and inviting family living spaces enveloped by leafy garden surrounds. An alluring facade with enclosed verandah introduce gracious leadlight entrance leading to formal lounge and dining both with antique fireplaces, kitchen/meals adjoins family room with pot belly heating, 5 bedrooms (main with marble ensuite & fireplace), fitted study, 2 further bathrooms, attic storage and 2nd floor balcony with tree top vistas. Rear entertaining domain opens to private cottage gardens. 124 The weekly review \ May 2, 2012

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Thurs & Sat 12.00 - 12.30pm Sat 19th May - 2.00pm 59 / H3 $1,500,000 - $1,650,000 Hawthorn/Camberwell 1153-1157 Burke Road, Kew 3104 9944 3888 Laurence Murphy 0421 829 028 Maurice Di Marzio 0419 182 276

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Surrey Hills 5 Loch Street Cul-de-sac Off Mont Albert Road Beautifully poised in a secluded cul-de-sac, this enchanting 1930s residence features the finesse of blended period style & contemporary appointments. Renovated & extended, the focus on modern elegance & functionality is apparent with flowing parquetry, peaceful sitting room, Ilve/granite kitchen, sun-soaked dining & living, through French doors to a paved terrace, built-in BBQ & lush garden with majestic oak tree. Flawlessly presented, 5 fitted double bedrooms, 2 superb bathrooms, powder room with shower plus a study area ensure that there is plenty of space for the entire family. With heating, cooling, balcony and carport, live near exceptional schools, Hamilton St eateries & Mont Albert train.

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Camberwell 11 Acheron Avenue Prime Property - Renovate, Rebuild or Potentially Develop. Land: 976 sqm/10,500 sqft approx. This three bedroom strong brick Californian Bungalow offers the complete Camberwell dream. Step inside the entrance hall which is central to all main areas. Starting with the large master bedroom with built in robes and the lounge room incl. fire place and adjoining dining room.The 2nd and 3rd bedrooms are also quite spacious along with the central bathroom and kitchen. Walking distance to Camberwell junction, Hartwell & Willison stations, trams, parks, sports grounds and close to many reputable schools. Land size: 976sqm (15.24m x 64m) approx. or 10,500sqft (50’ x 210’) approx. 3

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Thurs & Sat 2.00 - 2.30pm Sat 19th May - 2.30pm 60 / A4 $1,400,000 - $1,500,000 Hawthorn/Camberwell 1153-1157 Burke Road, Kew 3101 > TEL 9944 3888 > CONTACT Hayden Mitchell 0421 958 359 Glen Coutinho 0409 779 399 Paul Walker 0418 323 122 > VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF > EPR > OFFICE

Hawthorn 5/127-129 Power Street “The Manningtree”- The Art of Living Well Sensual contemporary design seamlessly combines with nature’s finest materials to showcase this stunning Nicholas Murray designed tri level residence at this premier Hawthorn address. Lavish creativity is the mood in this light infused, generously appointed home boasting large open spaces including 3 double bedrooms plus study/4th bedroom, sun-kissed balcony and private courtyard with distinctive architectural design features. Cosmopolitan living built by Ravida Homes, backdropped by the city skyline presents an enticing lifestyle opportunity.

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Prahran/Windsor 10 Kent Street Designer Living. Located for Lifestyle. On a prominent corner position in one of Windsor’s most soughtafter locations, this 2-storey residence’s streamlined spaces & contemporary finishes offer enduring & stylish surroundings. A huge picture window forms a focal point in the top-floor dining area; while a wall of sliding glass to a decked balcony gives the living area an open air feel. The sky-lit kitchen has a stone island bench & European appliances. There is a main bedroom located on each level each with an adjoining bathroom; while a 3rd bedroom with a study area is suited to a home office/2nd living area with a private entrance. Features a double garage & storage mezzanine, & within walking distance to Albert Park Lake, St Kilda & Chapel Street. 3

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2 Wed 6.00 - 6.30pm & Sat as advertised Sat 19th May - 10.30am 58 / C6 $950,000 - $1,050,000 Armadale 835 High Street 3143 9509 0411 Andrew James 0411 420 788 Anna Perry 0434 212 271

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Mont Albert North 1/2 Valda Avenue Light-filled living in a tempting locale. Sun-drenched and alluring, this home is close to cafes, schools, parks and transport. Features polished boards, generous lounge, kitchen, meals, private courtyard, heating, cooling and double remote garage.

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KEW 66 Cecil Street 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.

278 High Street, Kew

AUCTION INSPECT

This Saturday at 11 am Thursday 11:30-12 noon & Saturday 10:30-11 am

LAND

738 sq m approx.

CONTACT

Bruce Bonnett 0418 333 042 & Nick Whyte 0417 131 153

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BERWICK

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BLACKBURN

BOX HILL

CAMBERWELL

CAULFIELD

GLEN IRIS

GLEN WAVERLEY

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BERWICK

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BOX HILL

CAMBERWELL

CAULFIELD

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BOX HILL

CAMBERWELL

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BERWICK

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BOX HILL

CAMBERWELL

CAULFIELD

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BERWICK

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BOX HILL

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CAULFIELD

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BLACKBURN

BOX HILL

CAMBERWELL

CAULFIELD

GLEN IRIS

GLEN WAVERLEY

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AUCTION THIS SUNDAY

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.

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1/5 Summerlea Grove

2 Sunday 6 May at 1.00 Sat 1.00-1.45, Sun from 12.30 Rodney Morley 0418 321 222 Naomi Dorevitch 0408 326 747 428 Toorak Road Toorak 9826 0000

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CAULFIELD NORTH 29 Ontario Street Toorak Grandeur - A new league in luxury living. Setting a new benchmark in North Caulfield, this exquisite 2 bedroom + study 3 bathroom first floor Amnon Weber designed residence is unrivalled in quality, space and timeless architectural flair, one of 2 only and occupying the whole floor. It features beautiful American Oak parquetry, private lift, a stately foyer, 2 superb entertaining zones (gas fire), private bluestone terraces, spectacular stone kitchen (Miele appliances), superb master suite, executive study and double auto garage.

Sitting pretty in a garden paradise. Absolutely irresistible in this tranquil garden setting, this ground floor 1 bedroom security apartment is beautifully presented to showcase the versatility of the space with its open plan living & dining, stylish kitchen, spacious bedroom (BIRs), sparkling ensuite, panel heating & a car space. In this lovely cul de sac, moments to Fairview Park, the Yarra River, Swinburne University, fabulous shops and cafes, and public transport.

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1 Saturday 19 May at 11.00 Sat 12.00-12.30 & Thu 1.00-1.30 Nikki Gervasi 0438 166 116 Lou Lihari 0408 978 577 273 Camberwell Road Camberwell 9805 1111

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

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Simply Brilliant. Style, Space and Privacy. 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.

Ivanhoe D Mt Waverley D Oakleigh D Richmond D Toorak

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KEW 61-63 Alfred Street

Impressive Victorian splendor amidst breathtaking botanic bliss One of the original homes in the prestigious Sackville Ward and occupying an exceptional parcel of land totaling almost 2300 sq mtrs, this landmark Victorian residence is recognized as much for its breathtaking botanic beauty as it is for its extraordinary internal grace and grandeur. With sweeping frontage to a wide, tree-lined avenue in the private school belt handy to trams, parks and shops, this unique tuckpointed home (c1890) offers a perfect harmony of prominence and privacy with majestic proportions, ornate character and romantic ambience throughout. From a grand arched 136 The weekly review \ May 2, 2012

central hallway, beautifully attired rooms feature long sash windows that frame country-serene outlooks across lavender-laced veranda, tessellated al fresco terraces and to the fountain-gardens beyond. With 4 Bedrooms (1/ ensuite), 2 magnificent Living rooms, refined Dining, Euro/Stone Kitchen/ Meals and charming Conservatory for garden-aspect entertaining. A totally unique family environment also featuring 3 bathrooms, security system, hydronic heating, 5 OFPs, cellar, water tank, garden storage, auto-gates/ carport.


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Saturday 19th May at 3pm Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 3-3.45pm 37m x 62m approx.

Contact Jin Shang 0412 530 178 Richard James 0408 751 189 Alastair Craig 0418 335 363

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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 138 The weekly review \ May 2, 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.


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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 30 Burnley Street

PRIVATE SALE

3 Levels of Perfection

Price

From $799,000

These superbly appointed 2 bedroom, 3 level townhouses offer all the benefits of Richmond living, retail amenity, and central

Inspect

Saturday 5th May 1.30 - 2pm

location. Just a short stroll to Victoria Gardens Shopping Centre, the Yarra River bike trails and the excitement of Victoria Street.

Online

www.colliers.com.au/110271525

Contact

Bryson Cameron 0434 608 316

These brand new townhouses represent excellent value for owner occupiers or investors in today’s market, all with the spectacular backdrop of Melbourne’s CBD.

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2 Bed, 2 Bath and 1 Car

Air conditioning/heating

FIRB approved (never been occupied)

Open plan kitchen/living

Stone bench tops

Study (ground floor)

Miele appliances

Access to pool, sauna and gym

Office

Mezzanine Level, 367 Collins St, Melbourne 03 9940 7222

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PRAHRAN | 17 Trinian Street Approved Plans And Permits. The allure of this vacant allotment is not confined to its location! The desirability of a leafy, non-thoroughfare setting with direct frontage to Victoria Gardens, this prized block is accompanied by plans for an architect designed three bedroom, two bathroom plus powder room, residence that will contribute cutting quality to a tree lined streetscape. Superb spaces, expansive decking and an elevated terrace will make the most of un-interrupted aspects towards the park. Secure parking is an added asset. Outstanding opportunity awaits.

Auction View Nathan Waterson Julie Susnjara Lachie Fraser-Smith Office

Saturday 12th May at 2.30pm Please contact agent for further details 0439 905 188 0408 006 662 0418 399 182 1215 High Street, Armadale 9864 5000

Armadale | South Yarra | Sorrento-Portsea | Mt Macedon

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)

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

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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

Wednesday 11-11.30am & Saturday from 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 1-1.30pm & Saturday from 12noon

Contact

Peter Bennison 0418 332 864 Justin Long 0418 537 973

Web

www.56rosestreetarmadale.com

Office

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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 2-2.30pm & Saturday from 11am

Contact

Justin Long 0418 537 973 Richard Mackinnon 0414 822 579

Web

www.20royalcrescentarmadale.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999


bALWyn/DEEPDEnE 4 Lydia Court Enjoying all of the amenity and advantages of the Reid Estate without the restrictions of a heritage overlay, this architect designed solid brick contemporary home benefits from a broad northerly rear aspect, bathing its private and secure landscaped rear garden, solar heated pool and generously proportioned principal rooms in natural light. Comprises: spacious living & dining room, kitchen with butlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pantry, meals, main bedroom with spa, ensuite, two further large double bedrooms, study, family bathroom, laundry, large double garage. Land: 1077sqm / 11,593sqft

Auction

Saturday 19th May at 1.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 5-5.30pm & Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 12.30-1pm

Contact

Ross Stryker 0401 318 772 Doug McLauchlan 0417 377 718

Web

www.4lydiacourtbalwyn.com

Office

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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


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BAlwyn 2/15 Reid Street The prestige of a Reid Estate address enhances this bright modern town residence, set at the rear and one of only two. Generous dimensions for living and dining are complemented by light filled separate informal living/ meals areas accompanied by an open-plan kitchen and an expansive entertaining deck. Main bedroom with walk-in robes and ensuite enjoys its own zone downstairs, distinct from two further bedrooms and a second bathroom above. Features include: heating, cooling, landscaped surroundings and double garage.

Auction

Saturday 19th May at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm

Contact

Mark Sproule 0408 090 205 Zali Booker 0422 576 049

Web

www.2-15reidstreetbalwyn.com

Office

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BRIGHToN 112 Esplanade Enjoying a spectacular location opposite Dendy Beach, this spacious family residence offers immediate comfort while considering plans to renovate, rebuild or develop (STCA). Sensational bay views are maximized by an upstairs living room with balcony, well equipped European kitchen, balcony formal dining and second living room. Ground level main bedroom (en-suite/WIR), three further bedrooms (BIRs) and second bathroom open to northeast garden with pool. Features ducted heating, air-conditioning, powder-room and double garage.

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Auction

Saturday 19th May at 3.30pm

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Wednesday 2.15-2.45pm & Saturday 11.15-11.45am

Contact

Kristen Hatt 0408 625 965 Gerry Gordon 0418 144 000

Web

www.112esplanadebrighton.com

Office

312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999


CAnTeRbuRy 35 Monomeath Avenue A classical slate roofed Georgian Revival residence designed for executive family living and grand entertaining on an expansive 1,310sqm / 14,100sqft (approx) allotment in this finest of tree lined avenues. Comprises: elegant living room (OFP), separate formal dining room, fully appointed kitchen, informal dining, huge family room, separate rumpus / games room, luxuriously large main bedroom with sumptuous spa ensuite, 4 further double bedrooms, 2 studies, 4 further bathrooms, powder room, fully tiled, heated indoor pool opening to a sandstone-flagged northerly patio, oversize double garage. Land: 18.3m x 71.5m (60â&#x20AC;&#x2122; x 235â&#x20AC;&#x2122;) approx.

Auction

Saturday 19th May at 3.30pm

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Wednesday 5.30-6pm & Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 11.45-12.15pm

Contact

Ross Stryker 0401 318 772 Doug McLauchlan 0417 377 718

Web

www.35monomeathavenuecanterbury.com

Office

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CAnTERBuRy 31 Rubens Grove Amongst blue chip surroundings on 780sqm, this majestic c.1910 Edwardianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gracious proportions have been respectfully renovated to effortlessly accommodate a modern familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lifestyle requirements. A wonderfully versatile, architect designed floor plan offering up to 6 bedroom accommodation (BIRs) enjoys the flexibility of 4 downstairs bedrooms (x1 semi ensuite), formal, informal and alfresco entertaining spaces, an upstairs study and rumpus, Euro appointed kitchen, magnificent heritage detail, double carport, workshop, multiple OSP.

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Auction

Saturday 19th May at 12.30pm

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Thursday 1.45-2.15pm & 5.30-6pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm

Contact

Walter Dodich 0413 262 655 Cameron Edgoose 0438 064 212

Web

www.31rubensgrovecanterbury.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 from 3pm

Contact

Désirée Wakim 0412 336 266 Peter Bennison 0418 332 864

Web

www.21lawsonstreethawthorneast.com

Office

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HAWTHORN EAST 38 Pleasant Road A luxurious new two-storey town residence with striking facade architecturally designed to maximise space and light throughout the interior comprising New England Oak floors, powder room, downstairs main bedroom (WIR/ensuite), central courtyard, Euro kitchen plus expansive living/dining room flowing to a deck and courtyard garden. Upstairs has two bedrooms, north-facing retreat+balcony & family bathroom. Includes alarm, R/C air-conditioners, prestige fixtures/fittings, ample storage, easy care gardens, remote/ garage with internal access.

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Auction

Saturday 19th May at 11.30am

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Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 3.15-3.45pm

Contact

Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

Web

www.38pleasantroadhawthorneast.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999


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.

Auction

Saturday 12th May at 10.30am

Inspect

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

Contact

Nicholas Franzmann 0412 247 175 Nick Ptak 0413 370 442

Web

www.1-17peelstreetkew.com

Office

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kew 1 Selbourne Road Magnificent c1889 Victorian residence on 1150sqm showcases the grandeur of the era through exceptional family dimensions. Glorious period elegance distinguishes majestic arched hall, gracious sitting room, grand formal dining and family living. The large farmhouse kitchen opens to a picturesque west-facing garden with heated pool and double storey stables. Main bedroom (en-suite) is complemented by five further bedrooms, two bathrooms and powder-room. Features 5 marble gas fires, bluestone cellar, ducted heating & 2xcarport.

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Auction

Saturday 19th May at 2.30pm

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Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 12.30-1pm

Contact

James Scarff 0419 233 377 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

Web

www.1selbourneroadkew.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999


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

Auction

Saturday 12th May at 11.30am

Inspect

Wednesday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm

Contact

Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271 Rae Tomlinson 0418 336 234

Web

www.59elizabethstreetmalvern.com

Office

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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.

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Auction

Thursday 17th May at 6.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 6.30-7pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm

Contact

Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271 Nicole French 0417 571 505

Web

www.3101-368stkildaroadmelbourne.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999


MIDDLE PARK 68 Park Road One of Middle Park’s most premiere positions provides a prized setting for this spectacular c715sqm allotment, without doubt a most significant land holding in the area. Today’s four bedroom residence’s entirely liveable spaces lead to massive outdoor areas including swimming pool, two car garage and ample extra parking. Move in and appreciate the surroundings, or activate already approved plans & permits to build an exceptional family home of some 53 squares designed by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects.

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

Web

www.68parkroadmiddlepark.com

Office

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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.

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Auction

Saturday 12th May at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & 6.30-7pm Saturday 1.15-1.45pm

Contact

Stuart Evans 0402 067 710 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

Web

www.51richmondterracerichmond.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999


SOuTH yARRA 69 Tivoli Road Glorious Victorian single level residence showcases refined elegance, modern comfort and irresistible lifestyle appeal. Impressive period detail is highlighted through arched hallway, inviting sitting room, formal dining, main bedroom with stylish ensuite/WIR, two further spacious bedrooms and second bathroom. An original vaulted ceiling presides over casual dining adjacent to living area and modern stainless steel kitchen opening to west-facing private garden. Features 5 marble fireplaces, ducted heating, RC/ air-conditioning, alarm, laundry and double R/C carport via ROW. Land: 409sqm/4,398sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 19th May at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 1.30-2pm

Contact

Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913 Andrew Hayne 0418 395 349

Web

www.69tivoliroadsouthyarra.com

Office

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ST KILDA wEST 401/315-317 Beaconsfield Parade From a highly prized northern corner position, this penthouse apartment delivers stylish living and entertaining amid breathtaking views of St Kilda Marina, The Bay and even The CBD. Elegant 4 bedroom proportions are enhanced by 2 separate living domains, a stainless steel/ ILVE kitchen, 2 ensuite bathrooms, 2 alfresco terraces. Features stone finishes, parquetry floors, remote basement car parking x2. Communal tennis court/ pool/ spa and steam room.

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Auction

Saturday 19th May at 12.30pm

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Thursday 12.45-1.15pm & Saturday 1.45-2.15pm

Contact

Oliver Bruce 0409 856 599 Lisa Jarrett 0408 053 623

Web

www.401-315-317beaconsfieldparadestkildawest.com

Office

119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999


ST KILDA WeST 13 Longmore Street â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;INTWOODâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; is a double fronted family Victorian on an allotment of approx 345sqm close to the beach, the light rail, the expanses of Albert Park Lake and all the attractions of St Kilda. A bright living room featuring polished floors, period fire place and classical bay windows introduces a main bedroom with ensuite, two further double bedrooms and a central second bathroom. Family living and adjacent kitchen/dining with granite benches and reverse cycle heating/cooling open to a leafy rear garden. Hydronic heating.

Auction

Saturday 19th May at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1.30-2pm & Saturday 2.30-3pm

Contact

Lisa Jarrett 0408 053 623 Oliver Bruce 0409 856 599

Web

www.13longmorestreetstkildawest.com

Office

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TOORAk 2 Brookville Road The unexpected grandeur, deep private garden setting and exclusive location of this solid brick Victorian residence highlights its considerable scope for renovation, extension or redevelopment (STCA). Soaring ceilings, Baltic pine floors and magnificent proportions are showcased through arched hallway, sitting room (OFP), formal dining, generous main bedroom (WIR/en-suite), three further bedrooms (2OFPs), bathroom, spacious kitchen and living room. Features ducted heating, alarm, laundry and double garage via ROW. Land Size: 741sqm/7976sqft (approx).

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Auction

Saturday 19th May at 12.30pm

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Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 3-3.30pm

Contact

Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271 Heather Elder 0413 273 079

Web

www.2brookvilleroadtoorak.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999


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 11.30-12noon & Saturday 10-10.30am

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.

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

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ASHBuRTOn 6 Boyle Street This instantly appealing timber family home features a distinctive façade and smartly renovated and extended interior comprising polished timber floors, neutral toning, formal living (OFP), 4 bedrooms (BIRs, main/bay window), 2 bathrooms, central well-equipped stainless steel kitchen and dining overlooking a living room with cathedral ceilings and sky windows leading to a wide deck providing super indoor/outdoor entertaining options. Features include Plantation shutters, ducted heating, R/C air-conditioners, remote gates+carport.

Auction

Saturday 12th May at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 10.15-10.45am & Saturday 11.45-12.15pm

Contact

Duane Wolowiece 0418 567 581 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

Web

www.6boylestreetashburton.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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

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Auction

Saturday 5th May at 12.30pm

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Thursday 2.45-3.15pm & Saturday from 12noon

Contact

Désirée Wakim 0412 336 266 Matthew Elder 0408 052 406

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.

Auction

Saturday 5th May at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 3.30-4pm & Saturday from 12noon

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 first home buyers, young families or investors.

Auction

Saturday 12th May at 3.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 3.15-3.45pm

Contact

Stuart Evans 0402 067 710 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

Web

www.61monashstreetboxhillsouth.com

Office

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BRiGHTON 101/22-24 Warleigh Grove Minutes walk to the train and Bay St shops, the lifestyle awaits you with convenience at your fingertips. With wrap around windows to a north/west aspect, this is a stunning light-filled apartment opening out onto a balcony from open-plan living/ kitchen. Offering two bedrooms, main with ensuite, additional bathroom, and two carparks and storage. Just move in and start living.

Auction

Saturday 12th May at 2.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 2.15-2.45pm & Saturday 3-3.30pm

Contact

Gerry Gordon 0418 144 000 Kate Strickland 0400 125 946

Office

312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

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.

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Auction

Saturday 12th May at 1pm

Inspect

Thursday 10.15-10.45am & Saturday 3.45-4.15pm

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 & Saturday 11-11.30am

Contact

Ebony Jukic 0417 001 471 Jason Brinkworth 0416 006 282

Web

www.17scottgroveburwood.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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

Auction

Saturday 5th May at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday from 10am

Contact

Désirée Wakim 0412 336 266 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

Web

www.4brinsleyroadcamberwell.com

Office

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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. Land: 663sqm (approx).

Auction

Saturday 12th May at 10am

Inspect

Thursday 10.15-10.45am & Saturday 10.45-11.15am

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 1920â&#x20AC;&#x2122;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.

212 The weekly review \ May 2, 2012

Auction

Saturday 5th May at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday from 11am

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 alfresco area and tranquil gardens. Features include alarm, ducted heating, R/C air-conditioner, sprinklers, rem/double garage plus ROW access. Land: 742sqm (approx).

Auction

Saturday 12th May at 11am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 2-2.30pm

Contact

Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766 DĂŠsirĂŠe Wakim 0412 336 266

Web

www.30moorhousestreetcamberwell.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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

Auction

Saturday 5th May at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday from 10am

Contact

Kathy Malcolm 0416 279 966 Joe Muinos 0423 222 043

Web

www.1waterstreetcamberwell.com

Office

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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).

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 2/19 Howard Street One of only four, and in a prized Glen Iris location, this light filled contemporary residence is complemented by a shared, fully maintained solar heated swimming pool. Luxuriously large living/dining and equally inviting openplan living/meals areas lead to a north facing courtyard with direct pool access. Upstairs, a main bedroom with WIR and ensuite sets the benchmark for two further bedrooms, second bathroom and separate downstairs shower. Heating/ cooling. Double carport with storage. Close to bike paths and Gardiners Creek.

214 The weekly review \ May 2, 2012

Auction

Saturday 19th May at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 5-5.30pm & Saturday 11.45-12.15pm

Contact

Jason Brinkworth 0416 006 282 Ebony Jukic 0417 001 471

Web

www.2-19howardstreetgleniris.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 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

gLEn iRiS 1837 Malvern Road Exhibiting immense period character and charm, this immaculate 3 or 4 bedroom brick family home provides comfortable living spaces in a delightful garden setting. Lovingly maintained and retaining many of its original period features, its inviting layout includes formal living and dining, three double bedrooms, study/4th bedroom, bathroom, home office, 2nd bathroom/laundry and wellappointed kitchen/family living. Established plantings frame a sun filled entertaining deck and private rear garden. Land 614 sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 19th May at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

Contact

Murray Pedan 0411 154 511 Anthony Reis 0417 352 774

Web

www.1837malvernroadgleniris.com

Office

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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.

Auction

Saturday 5th May at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday from 1pm

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 2/69 Wattle Road A flowing layout combined with high ceilings gives an immediate feeling of space and light in this stylishly renovated and immaculately presented single-level Villa unit - perfectly located in a leafy mews style development. The all white interior features glossy bamboo floors, open plan living and dining with cathedral ceilings and sleek kitchen opening to a deck and walled courtyard garden plus laundry, two bedrooms (BIRs) and sparkling bathroom. Also includes split-system R/C air-conditioner, carport.

216 The weekly review \ May 2, 2012

Auction

Saturday 19th May at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 2.15-2.45pm

Contact

Stuart Evans 0402 067 710 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

Web

www.2-69wattleroadhawthorn.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999


HAWTHoRn eAST 6 Caroline Street Superbly located close to Glenferrie Road & Camberwell Junction, a short walk to Auburn & Glenferrie stations, this immaculately presented, solid brick 1890â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Victorian has been beautifully renovated throughout. The interior comprises 3 generous bedrooms (BIRs); sky lit bathroom; separate WC; laundry/2nd WC; plus a fabulous living zone featuring newly renovated kitchen-granite bench tops & spacious light-filled dining/living room opening to a paved entertaining area that flows on to a manicured formal garden.

Auction

Saturday 19th May at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 3.15-3.45pm

Contact

Zali Booker 0422 576 049 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

Web

www.6carolinestreethawthorneast.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

HAWTHoRn eAST 28a Fairmount Road A wonderful opportunity to secure a quality town residence in a first class central location. Architecturally designed dwelling with its own street frontage comprises of four bedrooms, main with full en-suite & WIR, spacious open plan living with open fireplace, and kitchen with butlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pantry. The highest quality fixtures and fittings throughout complete with lock up garage with internal access and landscaped garden. Huge stamp duty savings.

Private Sale Inspect

Thursday & Saturday By Appointment

Contact

Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

Web

www.28afairmountroadhawthorneast.com

Office

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HAwTHORn EAST 23A Miami Street Stylishly presented, this solid brick period residenceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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.

Auction

Saturday 12th May at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 1-1.30pm

Contact

Chris Barrett 0412 927 409 Peter Mitchell 0418 374 556

Web

www.23amiamistreethawthorneast.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

HAwTHORn EAST 3 Selwood Street A tightly-held pocket recognized for its quiet setting & ease of access to select schools, exclusive shopping, parklands & transport. The property offers immeasurable family appeal to this truly captivating 1930â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home adorned with beautiful northern aspect. The elegant rooms are infused with a modern touch & flow with entertaining ease. Comps: stylish formal living room (OFP), formal dining, spacious open plan family/kitchen/meals area, alfresco entertaining deck overlooking an expansive rear garden, 4 large bedrooms (BIRs), 2 bathrooms & stunning stone-bench kitchen with S/S appliances.

218 The weekly review \ May 2, 2012

Auction

Saturday 12th May at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 2.30-3pm

Contact

Zali Booker 0422 576 049 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

Web

www.3selwoodstreethawthorneast.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, 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 living space, 3 bedrooms, master with private treetop balcony and ensuite, large study alcove, bathroom, powder room & laundry. Includes intercom, alarm, hydronic heating, remote/garage with internal access.

Auction

Saturday 5th May at 4pm

Inspect

Thursday 2.45-3.15pm & Saturday from 3.30pm

Contact

Zali Booker 0422 576 049 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

Web

www.9laverstreetkew.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

kew 153 wellington Street On its own title, 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 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

kEW EAST 5 Sutherland Avenue This delightful four bedroom residenceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 parentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 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).

220 The weekly review \ May 2, 2012

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 residenceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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, 2xairconditioners and OSP. Land: 385sqm/4,143sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 12th May at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 12.15-12.45pm

Contact

Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058 Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913

Web

www.15alicestreetmalvern.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

MALVERN 13 Horace Street Evocative block fronted Victorian residence reveals a totally captivating blend of period elegance and the latest designer style. Timber floors flow through arched hallway to inviting sitting room (OFP), streamlined gourmet kitchen and generous living/dining opening to beautiful westfacing courtyard and lawn. Spacious main bedroom (BIR) and bathroom/en-suite is accompanied by two further bedrooms (BIRs), second bathroom and study area. Features plantation shutters, ducted heating/cooling, alarm, audiowiring, Euro-laundry and OSP.

Auction

Saturday 19th May at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 2-2.30pm

Contact

Heather Elder 0413 273 079 James Tomlinson 0408 350 684

Web

www.13horacestreetmalvern.com

Office

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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 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.

222 The weekly review \ May 2, 2012

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


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 from 10am

Contact

Zali Booker 0422 576 049 Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585

Web

www.11whytegrovemontalbert.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 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.

Auction

Saturday 12th May at 2.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 1-1.30pm & 6-6.30pm Saturday 12-12.30pm

Contact

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

Web

www.2evansstreetportmelbourne.com

Office

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

Auction

Saturday 5th May at 11.30am

Inspect

Wednesday 1-1.30pm & Saturday from 11am

Contact

Kaine Lanyon 0411 875 478 Sam Hobbs 0404 164 444

Web

www.82evansstreetportmelbourne.com

Office

119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999

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

224 The weekly review \ May 2, 2012

Auction

Saturday 5th May at 1.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 2-2.30pm & Saturday from 1pm

Contact

Kaine Lanyon 0411 875 478 Sam Hobbs 0404 164 444

Web

www.405nottstreetportmelbourne.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 10-10.30am

Contact

John Manton 0411 444 930 Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913

Web

www.35highburygroveprahran.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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 2-2.30pm & Saturday 1.15-1.45pm

Contact

Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058 Justin Krongold 0403 163 355

Web

www.3-13wrexhamroadprahran.com

Office

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SOuTH YARRA 133 Surrey Road North Enviably close to every South Yarra amenity, the sensational lifestyle appeal of this French provincial 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, powder-room, 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.

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Auction

Sunday 6th May at 12.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday & Saturday 11-11.30am & Sunday from 12noon

Contact

Sam Hobbs 0404 164 444 Kaine Lanyon 0411 875 478

Web

www.42acarringtongrovestkildaeast.com

Office

119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999


ST KIlDA 48 Fawkner Street A Chiverton Architects designed extension adds space, height and light to this classical two bedroom Edwardian. Sculpted lines, soaring raked ceiling and full width bi-fold doors define an exceptional living/dining domain that links seamlessly to a sunny, north westerly courtyard backdrop. The open-plan kitchenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s marble benches, 2 pac cabinetry and stainless steel appliances marry form to function. Discreetly concealed designer bathroom. Ducted heating/ air-conditioning. Surrounded by every St Kilda attractionâ&#x20AC;Ś

Auction

Saturday 19th May at 2.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday & Saturday 12-12.30pm

Contact

Oliver Bruce 0409 856 599 Kehren Eade 0419 395 614

Web

www.48fawknerstreetstkilda.com

Office

119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999

SuRREy HIllS 5 Belmont Street Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac on a large allotment of (1,139sqm/12,260sqft 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 from 11am

Contact

Andrew Gibbons 0407 577 007 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

Web

www.5belmontstreetsurreyhills.com

Office

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SuRRey HILLS 570 Whitehorse Road (Cnr Barton Street) 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 airconditioners, roof storage, rem/double garage (access Barton Street). Land: 828sqm (approx).

Auction

Saturday 12th May at 3.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 1.45-2.15pm

Contact

Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

Web

www.570whitehorseroadsurreyhills.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.

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Auction

Saturday 5th May at 1.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 5.30-6pm & Saturday from 1pm

Contact

Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271 Peter Bennison 0418 332 864

Web

www.2-3chastletonavenuetoorak.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999


Auction

This Sunday

O’Donoghues 2

CAMBERWELL Unit 2, 634 Riversdale Road AUCTION THIS SATURDAY

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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 12.00 - 12.30 pm and Saturday from 10.30 am

• Well maintained traditional separate kitchen/meals

Contact:

Jonathon O’Donoghue 0412 745 707

• Two bedrooms, BIRs, classical central bathroom

Nick Pane 0418 344 381

• Ducted heating. Convenient on title two car garage

269 Camberwell Road, Camberwell, 3124

Melbourne 73/461 St Kilda Road

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Synonymous With Style, Glamour & Class Glamorous proportions, high quality nishes and dazzling views work beautifully together to create an international standard of living in this penthouse-style apartment. Situated on the 7th level of the tightly held Kingstoun block, the apartment is on a par with some of the best in the world and is the epitome of sophisticated renement with a vast living/dining room tted with custom-designed cabinetry, gourmet Miele kitchen, 2 BRs, two ensuite bathrooms – one with a sauna, marble nishes in the powder room, laundry, entertaining terrace reached from the living room and main bedroom and striking panoramas from every room. Extras include a secure entry lobby with garbage chute, ducted heating and air conditioning, granite oor tiles and granite nishes in the bathrooms, plumbing provision for the kitchen fridge, secure video-monitored entry, lift access and the use of an array of unbeatable facilities. Auction This Sunday at 12pm Price Range $1,300,000-$1,430,000 View Saturday 10.30-11am & Sunday from 11.30am Contact Oren Flamm 0407 750 438, Alex Flamm 0417 988 668 Auctioneer Alex Flamm LJ Hooker Elsternwick/Cauleld 9533 0999

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CAULFIELD NORTH 46 cromwell street

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 INSPECT CONTACT

www.garypeer.com.au 348 orrong road caulfield south

| Sunday 13th May 2.30 Wed 5.30-6.00pm Leor Samuel 0413 079 255 Darren Krongold 0438 515 433 Aviv Samuel 0401 378 582

9526 1999

36 Hilton Road Ferny Creek

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‘GROOVY BABY, an architectural dream!’ Walk through the door and step back to the sensational 70’s with a sleek Frank Lloyd Wright architectural feel. This immaculately presented 3 bedroom split-level home is a tribute to the iconic design and lifestyle of its time. The house offers exceptional living spaces, while the stepdown rumpus room with sensational city and bay views and the indoor water feature surrounded by your very own garden guarantee this isn’t your run-of-the-mill suburban home. Bordered by almost 1/2 acre of established lavish gardens, flagstone paving and water features, plus the added bonus of a separate studio perfect for the home office or guest accommodation. A true difference in the heart of the hills; this location won’t disappoint. Call now for more details. Auction Inspect Agent Office

Saturday 5th May at 11am Saturday 10.30-11.00am Scott Allison 0407 855 547 and Kira Pahor 0407 266 883 Olinda 9751 2299

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18 St James Avenue

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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:

Saturday 5th May at 12.30pm $1,200,000 plus Thursday 11.00 - 11.30am & Saturday 12.00 - 12.30pm Joseph Brancato 0430 464 111, Russell Turner 0419 955 655 1161 Burke Road Kew 9817 0123

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Apt 6, 2-6 Malmsbury Street

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

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


BALWYN NORTH

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 $900,000 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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9 Grace Street

Family Home In Sought After Locale A much loved period timber home with its sympathetic extension is surprisingly spacious, with a flowing floor plan of 9 principal rooms. Situated in a quiet street & family friendly precinct with short walks to Mont Albert Primary, St Augustine´s Kindergarten, city tram & train. Comprising an entry hall, double doors to sitting room & separate dining room (OFP), 5 bedrooms (or 4 plus rumpus room) & 2 bathrooms. Lovely & bright modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances, adjoining meals area & family room with pot belly stove & cafÊ doors opening to an entertaining deck & outside teenagers retreat with shower & WC. Features 10 ft. high ceilings, stained timber work, polished floorboards, gas ducted heating & air conditioners. Auction: Open: Contact: Office:

Saturday 19th May at 2.00pm Thursday 12.00 - 12.30pm & Saturday 11.00 - 11.30am Joseph Brancato 0430 464 111 Chris Ewart 0419 897 979 1161 Burke Road Kew 9817 0123

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Camberwell 119 Wattle Valley Road Design Originality On Dramatic Dimensions - 1678 sqm approx Offered for the first time since being built c1956, the evocative originality of its era defines this memorable Brett Finney designed four bedroom family home, on a spectacular allotment of some 1678 sqm. Inviting, north facing spaces which have provided sustained family enjoyment include separate living, dining and sun rooms complemented by a bright kitchen and a generous study. Sunny upstairs terrace. Double garage. Established gardens provide leafy privacy in a position which adds impetus to a renovation project and/or inspires new home site considerations to ensure the future of this outstanding property matches the success of its past Auction: Saturday 19th May at 10.30am View: Thursday & Saturday 12.00-12.30pm Jeff Gole 0419 401 677 Andrew Harlock 0419 379 992

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Malvern East 53 Emo Road The Family Wish List - Includes A Tennis Court This fully renovated Victorian offers an unparalleled family lifestyle in an excellent location close to several Primary Schools, parks and transport to leading secondary schools. A wide parquetry entrance hall leads to light filled elegant formal rooms with a clever, secluded study attached. Large open plan family living and dining areas, surround a fully equipped gourmet kitchen. Bi-fold doors enhance a seamless flow from interior spaces to al fresco entertaining areas - featuring sun-drenched decking, spa and north/south tennis court. A downstairs master bedroom with marble fire-place, WIRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and fully tiled spa bath en-suite, three/four further upstairs bedrooms, two opening to a beautiful balcony. Two additional bathrooms, one downstairs, complete faultless family surroundings served by a large laundry, ample storage and carport. Auction: Saturday 19th May at 12.30pm View: Thursday & Saturday 2.00-2.30pm Jeff Gole 0419 401 677 Rob Vickers-Willis 0412 210 066

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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.

Glen Iris 2 Hillside Avenue Cleverly Designed Spaces For All The Family Tucked away in a peaceful cul de sac yet effortlessly close to Wattletree Road trams, Central Park and premier schools, this impeccable 4 bedroom plus study period home offers a family living and entertaining environment of immediately apparent quality and refinement. Amid a landscaped garden, an architect designed renovation/ extension has modernised 1930´s origins creating a generous double storey floorplan that enjoys abundant natural light and leafy aspects. Land size 685 sqm approximately.

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Auction: Saturday 12th May at 10.30am View: Thursday 1.00-1.30pm & Saturday 12.00-12.30pm Rob Vickers-Willis 0412 210 066 Andrew Harlock 0419 379 992

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South Yarra 69 Darling Street ’Darling House’ Iconic Darling House comprises three levels of flexible and substantial family spaces in one of South Yarra´s most desired positions enjoying outstanding panoramic views of the Yarra River. Generous living/dining areas that appreciate the landscape and an expansive terrace precede additional living dimensions and fabulous decking upstairs. Separate family room and contemporary kitchen add to the sense of style while four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a downstairs study/cinema space meet modern demands for zoned retreats. Swimming pool enjoys paved privacy and introduces pedestrian access to Lawson Grove and its famed cafe. Double garage.

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.

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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Richmond 9 Muir Street ’Muir’ c1870 - On Richmond Hill This double fronted Victorian family home enjoys 380sqm approx. of land on Richmond Hill, in a suburb where such dimensions are rare. Solid brick, freestanding and excellently maintained ’MUIR’ comprises three double bedrooms served by two semi ensuite bathrooms leading to a light-filled conservatory retreat. To the rear, generous separate living and dining rooms create a seamless flow to large kitchen/meals, separate laundry and a substantial inner city garden. All mod-cons. Front and rear off street parking illustrates exceptional land size, 20 minute walk to CBD, 5 minute walk to MCG parkland, 200m to Bridge Rd and train station at the end of your one-way street.

Auction: Saturday 19th May at 10.30am View: Thursday 2.00-2.30pm & Saturday 12.00-12.30pm Jock Langley 0419 530 008 Andrew Harlock 0419 379 992

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highett Apt: 402 Kingston pArK ApArtments

when only the best will do!

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This is your last chance to secure this magnificent fourth floor apartment offering stunning views over Sir William Fry Reserve. • Huge 112.5sqm home style apartment designed for living • Spacious open plan living area flowing out to a huge 33.8sqm entertainer sized balcony, enjoying magnificent park views. • Large designer kitchen with ample cupboard space, Fisher & Paykel appliances, Caesarstone benchtops and glass splash back. • Two master sized bedrooms with large fully fitted wardrobes. • Separate Study with customized desk and shelving. • Two elegant bathrooms with Caesarstone bench tops, designer fittings. • Separate laundry room with automatic laundry door closer.

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highett Apt: 106 Kingston pArK ApArtments

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This brand new 2 bedroom apartment adjacent to the beautiful Sir William Fry Reserve offers modern neighbourhood living, with a genuine community atmosphere. • Spacious open plan living area flowing to your own private balcony. • Designer kitchen with Fisher & Paykel appliances, stone benchtop and glass splash back. • Ducted reverse cycle heating and cooling throughout. European laundry. • Study area with custom fitted desk and shelving. • Secure basement car parking with self-contained storage and high speed lift access. • CCTV cameras, colour video security intercom access, optic fibre ‘NBN Ready’. • Low maintenance lifestyle, no more gardens to look after!

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Damon Armstrong 0402 843 661, Angelo D’Addazio 0438 223 385 www.kingstonparkapartments.com.au


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Glen Iris

9A Hyslop Street Glen Iris

1/13 GREY STREET BALWYN STREET-FRONT, & SINGLE-LEVEL

This spacious 3 bedroom street-front villa, with a delightful secluded paved court-yard is designed for a lifestyle of absolute ease, featuring a super spacious open-plan living & dining room, meals & family area and a well set out kitchen. Boasting 3 good sized bedrooms, a separate driveway with SLUG with private access to the paved courtyard & an additional car park at the rear. One of two, this is your single-level dream come true, conveniently located in a lovely tree-lined street in a coveted Balwyn location.

Auction Saturday 26th May at 11:30am View Thursday 3rd May 10.30-11am & Saturday 5th May 11-11.30am Auctioneer John Kaufman 0411 801 145

276 Inkerman Street, EAST ST KILDA 9527

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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 3rd May 1.45 – 2.15pm Saturday 5th May 1.00 – 1.30pm OFFICE 2/260 Auburn Road Hawthorn PHONE 9815 2999

bekdonrichards.com.au

Developers: Land with Permit

2423 m2

96.48m

22.86m

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

96.38m

27.41m

45 Orchard Cres, Mont Albert N. (Melway 46 K3) • Plan & Permits for 6 double storey townhouses • Close to shops, Freeway, schools, parks • Existing 3 br home

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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

414 Rathdowne St Carlton North 9347 4322

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AUCTION Sat 12 May at 2 pm Peter Stephens 0418 104 214 Arch Staver 0417 515 802 OPEN Thurs 1.15 - 1.45 & 7 - 7.30 pm & Sat 5 May 1.30 - 2 pm


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FITZROY NORTH 39 Alfred Crescent Magnificent Victorian opposite the Edinburgh Gardens ‘Walkley’ is one of the finest properties in North Fitzroy, set in large beautifully landscaped grounds (741 sq. m. approx) in celebrated Alfred Crescent. Sensitively extended to complement the Boom-period décor of the original dwelling, its versatile floor plan includes handsome formal living and dining rooms, vast informal living and dining area with central glazed dome, Gaggenau-equipped kitchen, splendid main bedroom adjoining dressing room-retreat with ensuite, 3 further bedrooms, 2 additional bathrooms and reading zone. A large timber studio houses a fifth bedroom. The sunny courtyard incorporates an in ground pool, pool house and. double garage This remarkable property features a wealth of fine period detail, ducted heating, air conditioning and an alarm system. www.39alfredcres.com

205 Brunswick St Fitzroy 9417 1956

AUCTION Sat 19 May at 3 pm Arch Staver 0417 515 802 David Vaughan 0418 231 290 Rick Daniel 0409 737 985 OpEN Thurs 2 - 2.45 pm & Sat 5 May 3.30 - 4.15 pm

414 Rathdowne St Carlton North 9347 4322

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