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ustralia might be the world’s oldest continent*, but its inhabitants have a pitifully short-term vision. For a country whose extraordinary terrain conjures up the overpowering force of the passing ages, we seem to operate as if the blinds will be drawn on our scuttling existence here in about, oh, six months. The national conversation is often about little other than the need for long-term thinking, planning, investment and building; about the need to plan and prepare for future generations – in roads, water, power, rail, transport– but that seems to be where the good intentions end. It’s all just words, and as the years slip by, the opportunities are lost and this country’s infrastructure continues to erode, just like the wind-swept ancient seabeds in Australia’s red centre. Those who worry about Australia’s infrastructure, present and future, are dumbstruck by the Victorian and federal budgets’ neglect of the major infrastructure challenges this country faces. There was a bit of money federally, but at a time of incredible prosperity, the long-term and expensive projects in ports, airports, road and rail that need to be planned for and funded now – well, yesterday actually – were not mentioned. You don’t get money like the kind we have from the mining boom for too long – who is making the plans to use it for long-term prosperity?

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As the chief executive of Infrastructure Partnerships Australia, Brendan Lyon, neatly puts it, there’s a staggering disconnect between what our leaders say they want to achieve and the means they then announce to try to get there. He said the federal budget itself made the case for the need for reform, by identifying productivity and cost-of-living pressures as key issues – if they are the sticking points, well, that’s why you need to fund the big stuff! “There is modest investment in smaller projects, but in terms of the nationally significant infrastructure projects that you need to see, in terms of sorting out the kinks in the national supply chain, easing congestion pressure that is hampering national productivity, I have not seen any investments of note in this year’s budget,” he said last week. “We need to create the capacity where we can sustainably fund the necessary major projects,” he added, but I don’t think anyone was listening. Key road and rail projects have been delayed; the country’s crippling need for another airport in Sydney is repeatedly bogged down in small-time political arguments about “not here, but over there”; and the issue of funding never seems to get any more sophisticated than the states asking the feds for most of it and them saying no. The federal budget rejected the Victorian government’s requests for $30 million to

start work on an east-west road link, $130 million for a Melbourne Metro rail tunnel and $120 million to begin work on the Port of Hastings. Even the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development clipped Australia across the ears just a month or so ago for neglecting our own infrastructure needs. It made my heart sink: we used to be good at this. Add to this yet another suite of changes to superannuation rules that the federal government made in this budget – making the policy even less attractive to individuals trying to establish their own long-term thinking – and you’d start to think that ADD might be an alarmingly undiagnosed condition in Canberra. We are in the grip of a dangerously 24-hour mindset: cash bonuses don’t build nations. And while the talk of our long-term needs is always serious and high-falutin’, the gap between the infrastructure that this country has long-term plans to fund and the infrastructure it actually needs is as wide as a Kimberley gorge.

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“It wasn’t like a game show where they are an occasional guest – they are the cast. They will be part of the judgment of this show and if it doesn’t work, I will blame them absolutely.” And if it does? “I’ll try and remember their names at the Logies.”

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I’ve caught up with Denton in the Sydney offices of his production company Zapruder’s Other Films, responsible for Enough Rope, The Gruen Transfer and Can of Worms. I asked how he felt about his return to the screen after six years. “I’ve been around a long time now and I’ve done this a lot so I kind of know what it is,” he says. “It’s not my deepest joy but I’m fine with it. This show was set up to be fun – fun to do and fun to watch. And really my role as host, compared to what I’ve done in television, feels quite minimal. I sit there, I traffic cop, I laugh and occasionally I try and be troublesome for them. I’ve had more fun making this show than any other show I’ve ever made.” For Randling, Denton held 16 workshops and auditioned about 100 people for the cast. “They weren’t all the usual suspects,” he says. “Some were comedians, some were actors, poets, journalists, businessman, singers.” The criterion was that the panellists had to share Denton’s love of word games. “It doesn’t matter how good their shtick is.” Game shows about words seems to be a quirky English thing a la Stephen Fry, not familiar with an Australian audience served a diet of renovation, cooking, singing or weight-loss shows. “It’s true,” Denton says, “we haven’t got anyone losing weight or gaining weight. I think television is about lots of ideas. And the very fact that there’s so much of the other means there’s space for us. The question is how much favour we’ll get with the audience. We, Zapruder’s, and the ABC are pretty sanguine about that. I don’t think it’s going to be a big hit show. But if you look at the history of Spicks and Specks it’s very instructive. It ended up as a hit show, but that’s not where it started.” Denton says the show will live or die according to how people respond to its cast. “These 20 people have brought so much to the table, and I’m really indebted because many of them are well known and have strong reputations and were all taking a leap,” he says. “No one knew how this show would work, we still don’t yet. It wasn’t like a game show where they are an occasional guest – they are the cast. They will be part of the judgment of this show and if it doesn’t work, I will blame them absolutely.” And if it does? “I’ll try and remember their names at the Logies.” It’s been several years since we have heard from Denton. When he wound up his interview program Enough Rope in 2008 after six years, he devoted himself to producing and felt happy to be off the screen. “Always relieved to be off camera,” he says. “Temperamentally I’m much happier off camera than on, or it suits me better. It’s just my nature. I’m more introverted.

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I know that seems strange considering my profession but my skills are well suited to what I do but my temperament means I’m much happier being to the side of the stage. Having said that, there are joys and delights in performing which you can’t get elsewhere. “I felt great about Enough Rope because we’d done six really great years, we did everything we set out to do and we’d got out before anyone was calling for us to go. One of the hardest things in show business is the timing – when to go.” Enough Rope was the first long-form interview program that took the genre seriously. Denton was a consummate interrogator, using a mix of humour, empathy and good, solid homework. Interviewees sometimes seemed surprised – or occasionally annoyed – at the lengths to which Denton and the show would go to ensure a good interview. “It was great,” Denton says. “The privilege of speaking to people I spoke to. I remember David Attenborough saying to me with some sadness, ‘We just don’t make shows like this in England’. And to hear that from someone like him who, in my opinion, is the great broadcaster was really great. Parky (Michael Parkinson) was the same. He said ‘You just have so much time.’ We set out to create a show that wasn’t such really good entertainment, but they were interviews of record. We had many moments and opportunities I never thought would come to us.” People often approached Denton in the street to tell him an interview had changed something in their lives. “I don’t care about ratings, I don’t care about awards, I don’t care about reviews, you cannot get better than that, and we got a lot of that,” he says. He reflected on the appearance by British – soon to be Australian – actor Miriam Margolyes. “It was truly hilarious. She was a guest where there was no place you couldn’t go. Our researchers – who always did a magnificent job – would write a research brief which would sometimes be upwards of 100 pages and it would always have two or three quotes from a guest on the front, just to run a line around roughly who they were. In Miriam’s case there was something like 14 quotes on the front and I think I used all of them in the interview because they were all so extraordinary. She was just amazing. The ultimate guest. Capable of being hilarious, fear, frank to the point of jaw-dropping but also deeply human and emotional. She was totally interview gold. She was as good as you can get.” Did he know he was on a winner early in an interview? “Oh yeah, you know. You just know. Sometimes you know it’s going to be an uncomfortable hour. There’s a chemistry to it. Richard E. Grant was interesting where he turned the interview round on me. That to me was so exciting. When it departs the normal form of an interview it becomes a conversation and then it gets really exciting.” I asked Denton about a reported contretemps between he and Ian “Dicko” Dickson, the host of Can of Worms, the show Denton produced. Dickson told The Age Denton was “a tough guy to work with – he’s very demanding. He’s got his own way

of doing things. Often they were at odds with my way and we clashed, but that’s how I’ve always worked. I felt lucky to work with someone so passionate about my show.” “No, there wasn’t a major contretemps at all,” Denton responds. “Over the space of 10 months we had one decent argument, which we both kissed and made up over. Look, television – and particularly television like that – is a robust business. If you’re sitting around going ‘Uhhum’ into your handkerchief and saying ‘I don’t know ...’ You’re making a weekly show, and what’s more it’s a weekly show about stuff that’s central to people’s lives, so you don’t want fence-sitters.

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e’s back, and in a role unexpected by everyone except perhaps himself: game-show host. But then Andrew Denton has always enjoyed working against the tide. So much so that the resource materials he used to create his new “word game” show Randling were what he calls “old media”. “We’ve got a whole reference library of books here,” he says. “Half of them are mine, which I brought from home. I’ve been collecting them since I was a kid. This is a very old-fashioned TV show. A lot of this comes from books. For a lot of your readers who haven’t heard of this old media, it’s where a number of pages are actually bound together with information on them. And we’ve got a whole bunch of things in this show that you won’t find on the internet.”

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enton reflects on what became a famous moment on the show – John Elliott’s slip-up. “It was a fascinating moment, actually. He used the expression ‘Abos’, because that was of his generation. Immediately a couple of people on the panel turned on and the audience went “Oooh’. It became a bit of a furore. But what people missed was… and this is why we put it to air because you saw it happen. In the space of that three or four minutes he realised he was wrong and he apologised, so you actually saw the changing of the guard of Australian values played out in front of your very eyes. People said putting it to air was some form of sensationalism. I thought it was incredibly instructive because he represents a whole generation that is still there. It was almost like a living piece of social history played out in three minutes.” In Randling there are echoes of Stephen Fry’s panel show QI, of which Denton is a great admirer. “I love QI. When I was in Britain some years ago I thought ‘Why isn’t this on in Australia?’ I bought a whole lot of DVDs back. I had the pleasure last year when QI came out of spending some time with John Lloyd, the creator, who has made some of my all-time favourite shows, not just QI but Red Dwarf, Spitting Image, Not the Nine O’Clock News. It was interesting talking with him about QI. What he’s done there so wonderfully is taking all this ephemeral knowledge and woven into a way that is entertaining. If people have the same response as I have to QI I’ll be happy, which is I’ll hear something and say ‘I will never forget that’. About 10 minutes later I’ve completely forgotten it. Nothing in our show is important, but it is entertaining.” How does Denton feel about being back in the public eye? “I’ve always said I love it when ideas fly. Gruen has been really delightful because that was initially an impulse from me … That is heaven for me, where there is this great thing and I don’t have to be in front of the camera.” Denton speaks affectionately of his life away from work. “Jennifer (Byrne) and I have a fantastic marriage where we pretty much often wake up laughing and go to bed laughing. We have a lot of fun. We have an almost 18-year-old son (Connor) who is a big, strapping strong boy – I have no idea where he came from – who is beginning to blossom to independence really beautifully. “I’ve attempted to move from being a helicopter dad to what I refer to as a ‘drone’ dad, which is very high up where he can’t see me and only occasionally striking. Because he made it pretty clear to me between last year and this one, ‘I want to do this on my own, I don’t want a lot of guidance from you’, and I think that’s good, that’s what he’s gotta do on his life. “We’ve always said to him ‘When you’re 18 you should prepare to leave home, that’s what you’re meant to do’. But now I’ve been saying to him lately ‘Of course, you could stay until you’re 34 if you wanted’. It’s that terrible contract of parenting, which is the large print, which is enormous and which is all you ever see – ‘We’re going to give you something that you’ll love more than life itself’ and you think ‘Great, where do I sign?’, and the tiny print, way down the bottom, which you never read, is ‘And you’re going to have to let them go’. It’s the terrible tug.” Wanting your child to be independent and not wanting them to leave – there must be a word for it. No doubt the wordsmith Denton will find it. \ pwilmoth@theweeklyreview.com.au » Randling screens on ABC 1 Wednesdays at 8.30pm We WelCome your feedBACk @ www.theweeklyreview.com.au/cover-story May 16, 2012 \ The weekly review 9


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am trying to work out what the female equivalent of a And then there’s the bikers’ camaraderie. You can talk about MAMIL – A Middle Aged Man In Lycra – might be. A padded pants, hydration, spare tubes and how to fix a wayward MAMIL is meant to be a Middle Aged Man in Lycra, and I chain. You can nod approvingly at other cyclists, even share think I’ve become one. Except, of course, I’m not a man. a smile with the occasional rather pleasant-looking MAMIL A few columns ago I mentioned some mums from my kids’ who might pass you on his Sunday-morning path to school were planning a long bike-riding weekend. And even enlightenment. Hell, I just never thought exercise could be quite though I signed on for the challenge with enthusiasm, somewhere so much fun. in the back of my mind I was pretty certain that something Now at this stage of the game, I’m going to tell you something. would come up, such as a sick kid or an unexpected wedding, It’s important to the story, even though it will probably change and I’d be forced – alas, what a shame I was so looking forward to the way you feel about me forever. And that is, my bottom is it – to cancel. not anywhere near anything that resembles a round While I was waiting for that great big excuse to shape. It is square. I never present itself, I partook in a few practice runs. Just And, yes, it happens to mums. The nice, juicy, thought small 10-kilometre rides here and there for a coffee fleshy bits that make bottoms circular get lost exercise could in the process of creating and feeding children. somewhere nice, and then last Sunday a couple of us be so much did one long ride on a gorgeous autumn day, which I A friend has a theory that the glutes are the best bit thought would be leisurely and relaxed but ended up of our bodies – the rump steak, so to speak – hence fun being about 40 kilometres. they get used up first by growing and feeding babies. Along the way, something strange happened. Actually, a Who knows if that’s true, but my own observations would few strange things happened – old men smiled at us, for one. I’m say quite possibly. paranoid enough to think those smiles were the sour, mocking So this weekend, while I’m puffing along some country type; that the old men were thinking “what the hell are those old rail-trail, I’m hoping, deep down, that the exercise might also broads with big bottoms doing on bikes?” My riding buddy, a round up my bottom a bit. Some kilo reduction would also more positive soul, preferred the idea that the smiles represented be nice, but I’m not counting on it. We’re staying overnight something more like good on us girls for getting out there and in a country pub, and I’ve never been one to hold back on a having a go. But we’ll never quite know for sure. roast-of-the-day and wine. The other strange thing is, I think I’m hooked. Actually, that’s But I’m thinking, if we’re not Middle Age Men In Lycra, could a bit strong. I don’t have anything in Lycra, but I am enjoying the we possibly be Middle Aged Mums Trying To Get Our Bottoms old feeling of wind in my face, my legs are getting stronger, hills Round Again – or MAMTTGOBRA? aren’t killing me any more, and Melbourne is just gorgeous from I’m looking forward to trying, anyway. \ khall@theweeklyreview.com.au a bike. Who knew some houses perch above the Yarra like swans, and have their own jettys – and yachts? How lovely are those parts we welcome your feedback @ of Merri Creek not littered with rubbish? And the view of the city www.theweeklyreview.com.au/my-view as you enter it under the bridges from the south is divine.

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It took 10 long 14-hour days for Shanny Sena and Tom Ervin-Ward to strip back and renovate their city cafĂŠ. It’s a fine job, but the emphasis of their nine-month-old venture is less about the dĂŠcor anyway. Naked Espresso Bar is the third cafĂŠ for Sena and Ervin-Ward, who ran Elevenses in Kensington from 2009-10 and a cafĂŠ under the same name in the city last year. Jason Berley (ex-Toby’s Estate) is developing the coffee distribution side of the business. The cafĂŠ is named after the decision to extract coffee from its two-group La Marzocco espresso machine with a “nakedâ€?, or bottomless, portafilter. Ervin-Ward says it’s an excellent diagnostic and training tool and creates a rich, viscous double ristretto. The cafÊ’s house blend, still being developed by Veneziano coffee, is served via this method, while guest roasters’ single-origin blends are extracted using the Victoria Arduino lever machine. Behind the counter, next to a panel of foreign currency, there’s a small whiteboard holding two coffee formulas: one for the daily house blend; the other for the extraction of the guest coffee. Today’s guest blend is a Brazil Rainha, roasted by Market Lane Coffee. From the lever machine, my 30ml espresso was made with 19.5 grams of

coffee, a seven-second pre-infusion and a 33-second extraction time. The result was a vivid, zesty brew, without much in the way of promised walnuts but loads of caramel and apricot jam flavours.

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The egg-yolk-yellow door and wall at this city nook instantly create good cheer. For caffeine devotees the display of quality coffee equipment – filter and syphon options and a lever espresso machine – take it up another notch. City workers sit in pairs at the pale-timber-topped bar, or at low fabric-covered stools at the broad window bench, adorned with coffee plants in silver pails. There’s a tiny selection of cakes and pastries and a short list of breakfast and lunch options. Glossy black stools, a white-tiled floor and the blackboard food and coffee menus are part of an otherwise monochromatic decorating theme. \

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t’s one thing to have a no-bookings policy – all the hippest city eateries are doing it these days – so long as a restaurant understands the rules of the waiting game. Here’s a quick recap: you take down a diner’s name, phone number and size of party, give them a ballpark time when you expect to have a table for them, and then call when the promised table materialises. But what if the restaurant never calls? And what if then, compelled by ravening hunger, you return after 90 minutes to discover there is still no table for you and, worse still, the crossed-out names below yours on the list suggest your seats have been given away to others? Do you cut your losses and go elsewhere, or do you hang around in a drafty entrance accepting the repeated reassurances of the man in the cravat with the clipboard that your table will be ready in five more minutes? Of course we hang in the drafty corridor as the five minutes stretch into 10, then 15, and a group of nine is ushered past us into the dining room and we are still waiting, waiting … Two hours after Mr Cravat first noted our names he finally delivers us to a table in Señorita’s cantina-like dining room where too-loud music and shouted conversations ricochet off bare surfaces. Walls are adorned with kitsch artworks themed on the Day of the Dead, with skeletal Catrina figures the common motif. As a theme it feels overdone but presumably the owners felt it reinforced their claim to an “authentic Mexican” experience. It’s a claim you’ll find repeated on its website, on the food menu with its “Frida and Diego entrées”, and on the drinks list, presented in the form of a Mexican pasaporte. Inside, owner Ricardo Amare explains how he created Señorita’s to “defend the authentic flavours and culinary traditions of Mexico that have been misinterpreted in Australia for many years”. All I can say at this point of the review is, don’t believe the hype. can’t help hankering for the chipotle-smothered corn The drinks list contains no Mexican wines, which cobs they serve around the corner at Mamasita. (Such seems a missed opportunity, but makes up for the comparisons seem avoidable given the proximity of the oversight with pages of tequilas, mezcals and magueys CBD’s two Mexicans.) and beers. We go for a chelada – a Corona with Tricolour quesadillas are deflated, empanada-like lime and salt, for $11(!) and a michelada, which parcels in the three colours of the Mexican flag. is Corona spiced with clamato, chilli and the Fillings are flimsy – one has mushrooms inside All I can pungent epazote herb. Despite that daunting but no discernible seasoning; the second say is don’t line-up of ingredients it tastes insipid, as if the contains the merest wisp of cheese; the third believe all flavours have been diluted for local tastes. The is filled with huitlacoche, which I happen to the hype best micheladas should kick like a donkey, and have a mild obsession for, but the corn casing they should never cost $13. overpowers the truffly fungus. Disappointing. Likewise, you wouldn’t normally expect to pay Tacos Matteo, filled with grilled prawn, refried extra for sauces or guacamole in a Mexican restaurant. black beans and a salad of tomato, avocado and chipotle They are so fundamental to the dining experience that mayo, are briefly enjoyable. they come as standard with any order. Here at Señorita’s The Aztec soup is really quite good, a strong, homely a selection of three salsas will set you back $10. broth of chicken and tomato layered with crisp shreds But moving on. We start with esquites – sautéed corn of fried tortilla, puffed pork skin (chicharron), avocado kernels sprinkled with fresh cheese and served with a chunks and queso fresco, chilli and sour cream. It’s chilli-dusted lime wedge. The dish is usually served on a dish I’d almost come back for but, again, I’d prefer a corn leaf but the kitchen has run out so ours come Mamasita’s pozole soup of shredded pork and hominy. in tiny earthenware bowls. The flavour’s fine but I Chef Hugo Reyes does a very decent mole poblano

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sauce that he smothers over a beautifully cooked, moist and tender chicken breast. You can taste the charred chillis in this dense brown gravy fragrant with secret herbs and spices (cinnamon, pepper and chocolate, among others). The chicken rests on unremarkable rice, supposedly flavoured with tomato, peas and corn but tasting of not much at all. For desserts there are a sweet tortilla, a Mexican bread pudding and an ice-cream-and-mousse combo but we skip sweets because, frankly, it’s late and we can’t be bothered. It’s very likely that all of the above comments are coloured by the fact we were forced to wait two hours for a table at Señorita’s. But that doesn’t alter the fact we found the food, on the whole, a letdown. Next time I feel like authentic Mexican flavours, I’ll head straight to Mamasita, where the prospect of queueing for an hour to eat doesn’t seem so unreasonable any more. \ khill@theweeklyreview.com.au To read more reviews, visit www.theweeklyreview.com.au/food

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ew football coaches have to contend with kids during a game. But Peta Searle is no ordinary coach. Victoria’s most decorated female coach is also a single parent to Tessa, 5, and Jackson, 2, who love nothing better than being with mum. When Searle coached the Darebin Falcons in the Victorian Women’s Football League (VWFL), she always took the kids. “They were at every game, running around my feet pretty much as I was coaching,” she says. Since starting with Port Melbourne this season as Australia’s first female assistant senior VFL coach, Searle’s mum Bev Goodwin has babysat three nights a week while Peta attends training. Tessa and Jackson still go to games, albeit not in the coach’s box. “What mum does is she brings them down when she can,” Searle says while packing in an interview and match reviews as Jackson sleeps in their cosy inner-west home, which is peppered with big portraits of the children. Tessa is in prep. “After the game they come into the social club.” Women in football have certainly come a long way since Searle had to watch boys play on the school oval at lunchtime. Girls at her Catholic school were banned from the rough and tumble of football, so she had to settle for softball and then cricket. At high school Searle was also bullied by boys for daring to love her sport and be good at it. They would make snide remarks when the talented cricketer was on the bus with her sports bag, which did not help her already reserved nature. “No doubt it affected my self-esteem,” she says now. But the unassuming and slightly built young woman was always quietly confident with a stubborn streak, and refused to let it stop her doing what she loved. As fate would have it, she has probably now achieved more in football than any of those boys ever did. Indeed, for someone who didn’t consistently play her chosen sport until she was 20, Searle has achieved amazing things. When she was a child, there was no junior girls’ footy. Raised in Mordialloc and Kilsyth, Searle instead channelled her passion into St Kilda. “Trevor Barker used to carry me around on his shoulders in the social rooms,” she says. Now 37, Searle had one junior season in an Under 9s Midgets team as the only girl. Brother Luke, now 39, also played in an older age group. She then played softball and cricket, including a boys’ junior cricket team, where she won the bowling average. By 15 Searle was representing Victoria at junior women’s cricket. After playing for Mitcham, Richmond, Camberwell and Box Hill, she joined the East Brunswick Scorpions women’s football team. It was love at first match and she hasn’t looked back. “I was all right,” she says modestly. “I was always amongst it. I started off on the wing.” In recent years women’s football has grown astronomically, but is still an amateur sport. The VWFL started in 1981 with four teams and now has 32 teams across Premier Division, reserves, North West and South East. A separate Youth Girls system has 80 teams in 12 competitions, and a new under 12s system has 35 teams in eight competitions. After two premierships, the Scorpions folded and Searle helped create a new side, Albion, which also won a flag. She then moved to Parkside and won two more premierships before joining the Darebin Falcons in the early 2000s. Then known as Fairfield, Darebin were perennial cellar dwellers. As a player, Searle helped Darebin to its first finals series in years, but did her knee in the first 10 minutes of a semi-final and retired. She became coach, guiding her side to the grand final in her first year. They lost, but won the next five VWFL Premier Division flags in a row, cementing Searle’s position as a legend. Making a living from football is still out of the question for women, so Searle is a PE teacher at Brighton Secondary College. As a single parent she doesn’t have time to attend

AFL games and her social life is non-existent. But her life is full, thanks to her footy talent and passion. She also enjoys making home-brewed beer and has an annual tasting day. Searle cut her teeth in men’s football as an assistant with the Western Jets TAC Cup Under 16 side. She also became on the second woman after WA’s Nicole Graves to complete the AFL Level 3 (high performance) Accreditation coaching course. Late last year Searle made history when Gary Ayres chose her as one of his three senior assistant coaches at Port Melbourne, one step below the AFL. She looks after the backline, attending training, studying the opposition and preparing reports at home. It is an exceptional achievement earned without a hint of tokenism. Searle is a champion, winning five premierships in her first eight years as a player and coaching Darebin to five flags from 2006-2010. She was the 2010 Australian Football Coaches Association Victorian female coach of the year and was 2011 All-Australian women’s coach. When she got the Port job, the reaction was positive. “The support’s been great,” she says. “There’s been so much media it’s been insane.” Ayres says Searle has fitted in well. “Her expertise in being able to communicate with the playing group certainly lends itself ... to her previous life as a schoolteacher,” he says. “Her knowledge of the game is very thorough. She’s certainly been able to come in and challenge me as a senior coach.” Asked if being a woman contributed to Searle’s talents and ability to communicate, Ayres says “it’s a combination of all those things”. He also believes she has what it takes to be a VFL head coach should the opportunity arise. “What you’ve got to be able to do in this sort of game is always be yourself,” he says. “She’s got the respect of the coaching staff and the playing group. I was (also) very impressed with her resumé.”

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ort Melbourne won last year’s flag and at the time of the interview had stretched its unbeaten streak to 28. The club has a proud history – it started in 1874 – and Searle is surprised it doesn’t have a major sponsor. “To be the club who appoints the first female coach at this level speaks volumes about the culture that they have created,” she says. “The guys, whilst professional, are also a group of fantastic blokes that deserve their winning streak. The support Gary has given me, as he does his other coaches and players, is enormous, in terms of opportunity and development. It’s a great environment, producing not only good footballers but great people.” Searle is also working with the AFL Victoria/ VWFL high-performance academy, helping the next generation of elite female players. Pioneers such as Searle are proud of this, but aware that women are not paid to play at any level. At best, VWFL coaches receive a $1000 honorarium for the year. “They’re still doing it for the love of it,” she says. Searle’s football options remain limited. She would love to continue with Port Melbourne but may have to return to teaching. For now, to borrow a well-worn football phrase, she’s taking it one week at a time. Whatever happens, Searle wouldn’t swap motherhood for anything, despite Tessa showing more interest in Young Talent Time than footy. “She’s into the dress-ups and the dancing and singing,” Searle says. “As long as they’ve got something that makes them feel good about themselves (I’m happy).” \ ccritchley@theweeklyreview.com.au » www.pmfc.com.au » www.vwfl.org.au we welcome your feedback @ www.theweeklyreview.com.au/interview


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Acqua Di Gio eau de toilette (100ml, $145) The scent that launched a squillion imitators was launched in 1996. The NPD Group, a market-research firm, ranks Acqua Di Gio as the No. 1-selling men’s fragrance for the past 10 years. It was the first perfume to tap the marine notes, which now dominate men’s fragrances. Created by Alberto Morillas following Giorgio Armani’s brief of how a scent should marry the smells of sweet and salty notes of the sea and the sun’s warmth on the skin. It blends jasmine, rosemary, persimmon, marine notes, cedar, patchouli, white musk and rock rose. One spray is all it takes to be hooked.

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Chanel Pour Monsieur eau de toilette (100ml, $132) There might be a bit of cachet for this fragrance because of the Chanel name but this Henri Robert 1955 creation can hold its own with or without the commanding brand to back it up. It’s a citrusy fresh fragrance that harks back to a period when fragrances were subtle yet distinguished. The marriage of neroli, lemon, cardamom, vetiver, cedarwood and oak moss is just perfect.

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Givenchy Gentleman eau de toilette (50/100ml, $85/$129) Paul Leger’s 1974 creation is without a doubt one of the most arresting scents created for men. It is sexy, stylish, fresh and invigorating. It mixes tarragon, cinnamon, patchouli, vetiver, civet and notes of leather so expertly that the wearer wants nothing else.

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Christian Dior Eau Sauvage eau de toilette (100ml, $115) Eau Sauvage, created by Edmond Roudnitska and launched in 1966, caused a stir but revolutionised men’s fragrances by heavily using hedione, a synthetic form of jasmine. The scent always reminds me of someone impossibly handsome, masculine and immaculately dressed in a crisp, white shirt. It has notes of lemon, rosemary, jasmine, lavender, basil, hedione, vetiver and oak moss.

Sisley Eau de Campagne (100ml, $155) If there is such a thing as the perfect nose, it belongs to none other than Jean-Claude Ellena. His 1974 creation Eau de Campagne is a measured study of the perfect green perfume. This is easily one of his finest works. It combines bergamot, lemon, galbanum, tomato leaves, jasmine, lily of the valley, pelargonium, musk, patchouli, vetiver, oak moss, plum and basil so carefully that you can smell freshly mown lawn mixed with the morning sweetness of a fern forest and flowering meadows. This scent lifts you up and refreshes you, making it one of the best-kept secrets ever.

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Davidoff Cool Water eau de toilette (125ml, $59) This light, refreshing, masculine and totally addictive scent was created by Pierre Bourdon and released in 1988. The enticing advertisements spearheaded men’s fragrance campaigns into new territory and are still imitated. The fragrance has never been below the fifth spot on sales lists and continues to grow each year. It features lavender, rosemary, coriander, peppermint, orange blossom, jasmine, oak moss, geranium, sandalwood, amber, musk and cedar.

Guerlain Vetiver eau de toilette (50ml/100ml, $93/$129) The very first fragrance that Jean-Paul Guerlain worked on solely was Vetiver in 1959. The grandson of master perfumer Jacques Guerlain, Jean-Paul wanted to change the way men’s fragrances were created. It had to be modern, fresh, alive and lingering to combine with the skin to give the wearer a masculine aura that is full of forest aromas. The top note is lemon; middle notes are tobacco and vetiver, with base notes of nutmeg, tobacco and pepper. Although the scent was relaunched in the noughties, it still holds true to the orginal – a firm favourite of men and woman.

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The look Paolo Zegna is following in his grandfather Ermenegildo’s footsteps by running the empire that creates luxury men’s wear. For Zegna, it’s all about timeless pieces, where tailoring and casual sophistication is what matters most.

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Vintage eveningwear Nicole Jenkins, the queen of vintage styling, will run workshops (12pm 1pm, 2pm) at Southland on May 26. The owner of Fitzroy’s Circa Vintage will teach how to master key looks from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. It’s free but you must book: email fashion. southland@ au.westfield.com or ph:95825601. www.circa vintageclothing. com.au/ southland -westfield

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ne of Italy’s most celebrated luxury labels, Zegna, continues to grow as a global brand, but there is a subtle shift in its bigger picture. On a recent trip to Melbourne, chairman Paolo Zegna – the grandson of its founder, the late Ermenegildo Zegna – says the demand for upper casual wear is rewriting their family history. The company, started by Ermenegildo Zegna in 1910 in Trivero near the Biella Alps, became known for its high-quality suits – always sourcing the best wool from Australia, Africa and South America. But now the rise of its casual wear line is giving the suit business a run for its money. It seems that plenty of cashed-up men are drawn to Zegna’s casual range, opting for tailored pants worn with blazers or chinos and chunky knits. In the March edition of Vanity Fair, Zegna ran a two-page ad pushing its men’s silk collection– crisp, lilac-coloured suits that say French Riviera more than big-city stockbroker. It’s perhaps Zegna’s way of pushing the new yarn into the psyche of men while reinforcing its casual intentions. “When the US and European markets took a hit during the global financial crisis, a downturn in suit sales was the outcome,” says Paolo Zegna. “As a reaction to the crisis, men looked in their wardrobes and decided to hold onto their existing suit for one more season. The situation started to change in 2011, and this is when we noticed the biggest growth happen in casual wear.” Zegna says upper casual wear achieved a similar growth to the brand’s formal suit collection. “The behaviour and life occasions of our customers has indicated the casual side of life is important,” he says. “They desire to spend their free time wearing quality and elegant pieces, with sales doubling in this area.” As chairman of the company, Zegna visits Australia regularly. He continues the company’s long tradition of sourcing wool from Australian growers and presents the Zegna Wool Awards when in town. Zegna is one of the biggest buyers of ultra-fine wool and its relationship with Australian growers stems back to the 1960s, when Paolo’s grandfather travelled the world sourcing the best. When interviewed by ABC’s Landline during his visit earlier this year, Zegna said the dwindling number of growers in

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Australia could impact the price of this ultra-fine fleece. “If it continues to decrease, the price will go up, and if it goes up to over certain limits we will not be able possibly to sell any longer super-fine wool. The people will try to move to other fibres. So I think that a long-term balance has to be found,” he says. For a brand that is sold in more than 560 shops worldwide – 330 of which are company owned in 87 countries – Zegna is all about remaining true to the ideals of its founder. “For us, the key is to continue what Ermenegildo did. He was adventurous enough in those days to travel the world and find the best fabrics and materials. He adopted the best machinery and he always wanted things to be the best. That is what we have to live up to.” \ jrocca@theweeklyreview.com.au » www.zegna.com May 16, 2012 \ The weekly review 21


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“… for years after the calamity in New York, I was obliged to put the novel on ice.”

hen a new Lionel Shriver novel hits the shelves, there is great excitement among local bookworms. The American author of We Need to Talk About Kevin, winner of the 2005 Orange Prize for fiction, is a favourite among Australian readers. Book clubs we know still rate the night they discussed Kevin as one of their group’s most enthralling. North Carolina-born Shriver (as a teenager she changed her Christian name from Margaret Ann because she didn’t like it) has a knack of turning the issues of our time into powerful, compelling – and, in the case of Kevin, award-winning – fiction. A former journalist, her writing style is no-nonsense and lively. Shriver is smart, she is audacious, and her characters are usually complex and intelligent. More significantly, she weaves beautifully crafted plots around uncomfortable subjects such as high-school massacres, the ailing American health-care system, family inheritance, bomb manufacturing and the slightly seedy world of competitive snooker. Shriver’s The New Republic is a new release but it is not a new book. She completed it in 1998 but, as she recalls in the book’s author’s note, “at that time, my sales records were poisonous”. And because one of her key themes – terrorism – was considered unsexy, the manuscript floundered. The book hit another wall after 2001’s 9/11 attacks on the US. “… for years after the calamity in New York, I was obliged to put the novel on ice,” Shriver explains, “because a book that treated this issue with a light touch would have been perceived as in poor taste”. In 2012, “the taboo seems to have run its course,” she explains, hence the arrival of the old-new Shriver novel into bookshops.

Shriver’s characters are often unlikeable. The New Republic’s Edgar Kellogg is one exmple. A former fat teenager who carries significant self-loathing baggage, he ditches working as a New York lawyer and flukes a job as The National Record’s foreign correspondent in Barba, an imaginary province of Portugal. The newspaper is desperate to find a successor to Barrington Saddler, their charismatic Barba-based reporter who has mysteriously vanished. Edgar’s timing is perfect and within days he is living in Saddler’s house, wearing Saddler’s dressing gown, and lusting after Saddler’s married girlfriend, Nicola. Kellogg’s role is to cover the activities of the local terrorist organisation, the Soldados Ousados de Barba, or SOB. Odd, then, that SOB has gone so quiet since Saddler disappeared. Could there be a link, Kellogg wonders? Some critics have drawn parallels between The New Republic and Evelyn Waugh’s Scoop. Ignore these comparisons. Scoop is one of the wittiest novels about journalism ever, and although entertaining, Shriver’s book is not in this class. But she has created two fascinating characters in Edgar Kellogg, a man who all his life has played second fiddle to charming, dazzling men and will do anything to become one, and Barrington Saddler, a larger-than-life rogue. \ cperkin@theweeklyreview.com.au THE NEW REPUBLIC by Lionel Shriver » $29.99 (HarperCollins)

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Peter Ackroyd fans won’t want to miss his latest biography, even if it is about a 19th-century novelist and playwright whose work is seldom read by the masses in Australia. Wilkie Collins, who wrote 14 plays, 30 novels and many more short stories, is the perfect specimen for an Ackroydean study. A friend of Charles Dickens, Collins was a bachelor who went to enormous lengths to hide the fact that he had two partners and ran two separate households. As Guardian reviewer Kathryn Hughes notes, “Collins, who was born in 1824, lived at that time which Ackroyd does best, the moment when the world became recognisably modern.” \

Since we opened our bookshop in 2009, we have been stocking stationery by Sydney craftswoman and designer Skye Rogers. We love Skye’s work because she has a very individual style and humour, and because she always ensures that the paper, not the trimmings, is the hero. Now Skye has produced a lovely hardback book dedicated to the art of papermaking. It includes 29 easy-to-execute projects as well as ideas and suggestions about how to create beautiful things out of the paper around you. \

Margot Stedman’s debut novel promises to be one of 2012’s most talked-about Australian titles. Not because of its literary finesse, we must add, but because the plot is innovative, the characters engaging, and the book has received positive reviews in magazines such as The Women’s Weekly. World War One soldier Tom Sherbourne returns from the Western Front and becomes a lighthouse keeper on a tiny island off the Western Australian coastline. When he and his new wife, Isabel, discover a baby in a boat, they decide to rear the girl as their own – with disastrous consequences. \

As ugly truths about Rupert Murdoch’s UK media empire continue to emerge, we are reminded of the many people whose lives have been damaged by the unethical behaviour of some British News Corp journalists. Labour MP Tom Watson is one such victim who, despite his own tough-guy manner during the Blair era, was crucified by News Corp press after he declined to play ball with executives. Watson has since been a driving force behind the government’s phone-hacking investigations and, with Independent journalist Hickman, has written a compelling account of a difficult journey. \

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music DAWN \ Eliza Hull (Independent) The debut from Melbourne’s Eliza Hull manages to live up to the liminal beauty of its title. Final track Lately slowly unfolds into something stunning, while Hull sings of new loves and beginnings. There’s a sense throughout of emerging, of changing, of waking up. The instrumentation too is halfway; somewhere between pop and electro, its unpredictable surges and explosions evoking the ethereal glamour of ’90s outfit Lamb. It’s an assured, unfussy record. There are moments of high passion, but for the most part Hull is happy to let things simmer. Without Words is a slinky, seductive number, her vocals taking their time building from a smoky purr to a fiery holler. Hull certainly has an impressive voice. On Falling, she throws out every instrument but a piano, relying on her pipes to draw us through on of the EP’s more powerful pieces. \

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Sarah Palin becomes a politician for the celebrity age in this compelling docudrama. Shoved into the spotlight by a Republican campaign desperate to counter Barack Obama’s star status, Palin (Julieanne Moore) is quickly revealed as all show, no substance. She might clamour after the vice-presidential limelight but has none of the knowledge or skills to do the job. Not that it matters. She has the personality of a star in waiting, and the public laps it up. Her team realises she’s a talented actress, capable of learning her lines without knowing what they mean. But her core audience – who, as Palin’s husband notes, have even less idea what her lines mean – turn a dignified campaign into one ugly enough to split a nation. Despite the big names (Woody Harrelson and Ed Harris), this is a TV movie. The script rarely s sparkles and the direction is as flat as the news footage it cleverly borrows. Yet it’s all strangely irresistible. As with most coverage of Palin, we’re mainly here to giggle and gape. Moore takes a while to settle in, but gives a sometimes sympathetic, nuanced portrayal of a seriously deluded woman. At times, it feels like we’re watching a satirical comedy where the village idiot is inadvertently crowned queen. Were this fiction, we might cheer. Here, we cringe. The final scene, in which the spotlight refuses to shift away from her, sends chills down the spine. \

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Arthur Kipps (Daniel Radcliffe) is a young, widowed lawyer, sent to tidy up a deceased estate (at the evocatively titled Eel Marsh House) in a remote seaside village. He finds the locals aren’t too pleased to see him, worried he’ll invoke the wrath of the local ghost – a vision in black whose appearance signifies the impending death of a child. This is the second time the Hammer Horror studio has filmed this tale. Last time it was a superb, creeping dread affair, scripted by legendary writer Nigel Kneale (Quatermass). This time around, Jane Goldman (Kick-Ass) ramps up the action, to the point where the bumps and scares are so frequent that they lose any impact. The film works so hard to frighten that there’s little space for genuine terror to fester. Still, the film looks great and the supporting cast make the most of their villager stereotypes. But, ultimately, it’s as if Goldman doesn’t quite know what sort of story she wants to tell. The ending attempts to bolt a Hollywood hero narrative onto a gothic horror tale. The result is as soggy and grim as the marshes inhabited by our titular spook. \

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LiSTENiNg \ Of Monsters and Men. My Head is an Animal. Wonderful, quirky, chest-thumping Icelandic pop. WATcHiNg \ Game of Thrones. It’s as good as ever, but is getting ever more brazen with the fantasy elements. ATTENDiNg \ All That I Will Ever Be. A rare production of a sexy Alan Ball (True Blood, Six Feet Under) play at Chapel Off Chapel.


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his month marks Linde Ivimey’s first solo Ivimey laughs as she recounts the time she received exhibition in six years. She’s nervous, exhausted a package in the mail full of cleaned and uncleaned and her fingers are red raw after months of human teeth from a dentist. rigorous sewing. “People feel very generous towards me and the work “I’m wearing moisturising gloves at night. It’s not just that I make. They often ask me ‘do you want me to save your mind that gets fatigued,” she says, laughing. bones for you’ or ‘do you want my laundry lint?’.” Ivimey’s forthcoming exhibition, Leave No Bone However, when asked about how she sources the Unturned, is inspired by her recent trip to Antarctica human hair in her work, her voice drops. for the 100-year anniversary of Douglas Mawson’s “Unfortunately that was chemotherapy,” she says. expedition to the South Pole. “It was a very rich “We do naturally have hair loss, but that was “I’m most learning environment. Or it could have been a chemically induced hair loss.” holiday cruise. I preferred to take it as a really Ivimey’s recent battle with cancer explains proud when rich learning environment,” she says. people respond the hiatus between exhibitions. Although Ivimey found the vast landscape It was during this time that she learnt the to my work.” and unique flora and fauna impressive, it was importance of patience – a skill that has been the animal skeletons scattered everywhere that vital for the success of much of her work. really grabbed her attention. “There are massive “When you’re unwell you really have to wait a albatross skeletons lying around, penguin skeletons, sea lot and you really have to learn some patience. More lions … they are their own natural graveyards.” patience than 15 years of collecting Champagne tops.” Ivimey’s enthusiasm for bones is surprising for These Champagne tops, gathered over 15 years, form everyone but those familiar with her work, which is the main component of her favourite and most personal mostly inspired by her fascination with Christian saints piece in the upcoming exhibition. and Greek and Roman mythology. “It’s very personal for me. I know exactly which of the She discusses her chosen materials of chicken necks, very special Champagnes were opened with who, when echidna quills and snake vertebrae nonchalantly. and what for. I know who likes drinking Moet, and who

likes drinking Veuve, who drinks Louis Roderer, and why Pol Roger isn’t there because it’s not the right colour. “You don’t open Champagne when you are sad. Every one of them I consider a celebration whether I have been involved in it or friends have given them to me.” Ivimey has been a finalist in many prestigious sculpture awards, has exhibited extensively throughout Australia and New Zealand and was honoured in 2003 with her first in-depth survey exhibition at Heide Museum of Modern Art. How interesting, then, that Ivimey is stumped when asked what her proudest achievement is to date. After pausing to consider, she decides, “I’m most proud when people respond to my work … when they get it. That would have to be what brings me the greatest joy and I’m proud instead of vulnerable ... It feels good.” \ ELIZABETH ANILE eanile@theweeklyreview.com.au Leave No Bone Unturned Until May 26. Gould Galleries, 270 Toorak Road, South Yarra. 9827 8482. Tuesday to Friday 10am-5.30pm, Saturday 11am-5pm » www.gouldgalleries.com May 16, 2012 \ The weekly review 25


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he South African artist William Kentridge makes animated films by drawing and erasing the subject, over and over, and filming the process. It is probably not surprising that these films are studies of beauty and misery and humanity; they are testament to the fact that we are forever marked by what has come before, and what is no longer there. “The interesting thing about the erasure is that it was a mistake. When I did the first animation I started changing the drawings and erasing them, and I tried every way I could to hide the erasure but I was unable to,” Kentridge says. “In retrospect, a lot of the things that I’ve done have been pointed out to me. I’m now aware that erasure makes the time visible and acts like a kind of memory of the prehistory of an image – but it’s very much what the technique threw up rather than a way I invented of expressing an idea.” These films, and artwork across a variety of media, are on display at ACMI. Among the 60 works are a witty tribute to George Méliès and two astonishing unions of art and robotics, the first an interpretation of Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Kentridge was born in South Africa in 1955, and his work is rich with his country’s social and political nuances. There is a marvellously serendipitous quality to much of it – he does not use scripts or storyboards, which he has repeated so often it has become more mantra than motto. This, he explains, allows an idea to unfurl, instead of pre-empting it when it is half formed. “The first times it happened were like a gift. Now I know I have to make a strategy for the unexpected – the unforeseen – to find a space,” Kentridge says. “The danger is that after three months I’ll discover that it sounded like a nice idea at the time but it’s going nowhere.” And is he often surprised at where his pieces end up? “Not often enough,” he says, with the gift of a rare smile. His earliest films were made close to the end of apartheid; Kentridge explains there was a period when his art was very political, but a separation came courtesy of two realisations. “One, I was really bad at politics. Everything I fought for in each organisation I was connected to, the opposite view prevailed,” he says. “And I also came to understand that a lot of politics had to do with stamina in meetings – who could bear to be at the most, who could stay at meetings the longest.” Conscious of time spent in vain, Kentridge withdrew to the studio: “And that’s sort of where I’ve been since then. Not to say that there aren’t enormous political questions in South Africa; but the only place where I’m not useless is in the studio.” Kentridge never intended for his work to be used as a political tool, or even viewed through a political lens; in his country, he says, it is mostly seen as apolitical. And when it comes to oppression and the fight against it, those

arT \ HARI RAJ talks to William Kentridge about creativity during the cultural boycott and his inability to interpret his own work.

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most universal of themes have a hyperlocal quality to him. Act III, Scene 9, from the portfolio of eight etchings “Guilt and responsibility – in South Africa it had to do Ubu Tells the Truth. (1996) William Kentridge with complicity under apartheid; in East and West Germany Hardground, softground, aquatint, drypoint, with the relationship with the Stasi and the secret files; in and engraving, ed. 44/50. Printed by Caversham Press, Natal, South Africa, Collection of the artist, Switzerland with Swiss banks hiding Nazi gold; in France with courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, and Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg; collaboration in the Second World War,” Kentridge says. © 2010 William Kentridge; Photo: John Hodgkiss, courtesy the artist “There are lots of different skeletons in different cupboards in different countries. The more specifically local the work is, These highways proceed before us – the optimistic and the the easier it is for people to find connections to that.” pessimistic futures, both proceeding at the same time. This shared grammar is of particular note given that “For every disaster story that you hear about South Africa, Kentridge began his work during the cultural boycott of South there are other extraordinary stories, of transformation, of Africa. He paints an image of today’s young South African work, of rescuing terrible social situations. Human willpower artists finding it difficult to discover their intent and identity will make a difference.” because of the zeitgeist gesticulating wildly for attention, When pressed for an introduction at the launch and says the isolation of the boycott helped him “Human of Five Themes, Kentridge was characteristically produce charcoal drawings without an expectation of willpower brief. “The bulk of what I have to say is in the rooms how they would fit into the international art world. behind me,” he said, indicating the maze of galleries. Kentridge’s horizons may have broadened – lately will make a How does it feel for him to condense themes he’s been examining Soviet posters made during the difference.” into artwork, and then deconstruct those pieces Second World War, as well as the small paintings of for journalists? Philip Guston, which he says make him want to retire “Well, I’m pleased I haven’t had to explain so much; to the studio and work on still lifes – but he and his studio we’ve been talking about other things,” he says, sly smile resolutely remain in Johannesburg. blooming. “I’m happy to discuss process, that’s always easy for “It’s a mixture of inertia, a sense of understanding context, a me; but to interpret the works, I’m not such a good critic.” \ sense of feeling that the work is connected to that place rather hraj@theweeklyreview.com.au than free-floating,” he says. “People often ask – about Johannesburg, and about the William Kentridge: Five Themes, whole of South Africa – if I’m optimistic or pessimistic. ACMI, until May 27 The only true answer is to say both. It’s not as if one is » www.acmi.net.au sitting on a fence; it is to understand that there isn’t a fence. May 16, 2012 \ The weekly review 27


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Art you can walk on of art for the floor’, and that’s still how I see them.” Cadrys specialises in high-end modern, decorative and traditional rugs and a range of old, fine and antique collector’s pieces. The Classic Collection includes silks and masterweaves, while the Contemporary Collection includes designs by Florence Broadhurst and Jan Kath, a multi-award-winning carpet designer renowned internationally as being at the forefront of contemporary rug art. “We have one of the best collections of fine and antique rugs in Australia and that will always be a cornerstone of our business,” says Bob Cadry. “But we’ve also moved into the domain of hand-knotted contemporary rugs that will be the antiques of tomorrow – such as the work of Jan Kath. When we learnt about him he was this young Afghan Hazara guy who studied art and design in New York. When he returned to Afghanistan he began sketching contemporary rug designs using traditional hand-spun wools and vegetable dyes. That became our first contemporary collection.” Jacques was born in Iran but attended high school and university in France, where he studied industrial chemistry. When he returned to Iran he opened a perfumery, but he had a strong interest in art and design. “He loved collecting art – calligraphy, icons, rugs, paintings, sculptures,” says Bob.

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“In 1951, he travelled to Australia, fell in love with this country and moved his family here. But he quickly realised he couldn’t continue working in the perfume business in Australia and so he turned to rugs.” In 1952, Jacques opened Cadrys Handwoven Rugs in Edgecliff, Sydney. The business is celebrating its 60th anniversary and now has a presence in Melbourne. Does Cadry see a difference in tastes between the two cities? “Clients in Melbourne are very discerning. We have a lot of requests for bespoke rugs in Melbourne and the taste is primarily contemporary,” he says. “At the moment people in Melbourne also seem to appreciate different fibres – bamboo silks, nettle and undyed wools. These create a grain so a rug is not one-dimensional but has shimmering shades and textures that highlight a design in many different ways.” Jacques Cadry died nine years ago but by then the business had passed to Bob, who now runs it with his nephew, Mark, and sons, Ari and Jared. “Ari didn’t think he’d come into the business initially but a year ago he said, ‘Dad, I realise I love the rugs and want to get involved’. Much like my father and I, my sons also love the stories and history that go with our rugs,” says Cadry. “My dad would be so proud to know we’ve continued his passion for beautiful hand-woven rugs and for those works of art for the floor.” \ Sarah marinoS smarinos@theweeklyreview.com.au » Cadrys melbourne, 442 high Street, Prahran, 9510 7799 » www.cadrys.com.au May 16, 2012 \ The weekly review 29


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Despite the fact that Melburnians are being encouraged to embrace one more waterfront location, and yet another crop of dining venues, run by chefs and businessmen they might or might not have heard of, it’s not difficult to imagine lights sparkling on the water and crowds filling this attractive space. So where is South Wharf? And can Melbourne really sustain another food precinct? “People asked the same sorts of questions when I opened Blue Train at Southgate in 1992,” says restaurateur Paul Mathis. “And remember, the area where Crown is now was once a wasteland too.” Mathis, known for Taxi, Chocolate Buddha and 100-Mile Café, has put his name and his money behind two restaurants on the promenade: Akachochin, a Japanese izakaya; and The Sharing House, a European-themed version of the same concept. maTT darcy \ darcy group “When I saw the site and what they were doing there, I was convinced. I’ve been on the river before at Crown, at Southgate, and in a way, at Federation Square. I think Boatbuilder’s Yard (Dave Sharry and Richie Ludbrook, this area along the river will have a natural attraction for Riverland, Wye River General Store); Melbourne Public, diners. The spaces (in the restored sheds) are beautiful Citizen Bar and Café (The Darcy Group, The Precinct venues with much of their original interior intact.” Hotel, Motel); The Common Man, Bohemian and Meat Mathis admits he’s hedged his bets by having two Market (Eddie Muto, Terra Rossa, Left Bank); The different-themed restaurants sharing his 440-square Bridge (Luke McKirdy, Steven Boyle, ex-Orange); metre space. And he’s opening a spate of restaurants Shed 5 (Stan Sarris, Banc, Sydney) and Akachochin and around Melbourne this year, too. But in the first few The Sharing House (Paul Mathis). weeks of trading he remains upbeat. “I really am The restaurants are being developed in two stages, surprised by how well we are doing. It’s a lot better with Shed 5 the last to open, late last month. There than I would have anticipated already.” are still four others to open in the cargo sheds, The project has taken a longer than plus a series of hawker-style venues to be … there’s intended, admits The Darcy Group’s located inside a Legoland of stacked, gaily a feeling of operations manager, Matt Darcy. “But once it shipping containers. anticipation coloured gets up and running over the next six to eight Stage two of the development will take place months this area will be another Melbourne in coming months. Developer Plenary Group food destination,” he says. Melbourne Public hopes to receive feedback from patrons about and its attached Citizen Bar are bold testaments the balance and mix of future venues as it begins to that belief, seating 1000 between them. negotiations with restaurateurs. “The area all feeds off the convention centre, which is Already marked on the list for this phase is a going to be extended soon. Big business is moving down yet-to-be-built triple-storey casual diner with rooftop here. Our vision is for it to be a destination hospitality bar, to be called The South Wharf Life Saving Club. It precinct and it’s got everything going for it. It’s will be operated by Eddie Muto, at the western end of north-facing so it captures the sun, it’s protected from the cargo sheds. Muto has taken on a partner for each the wind and the developers have hand-picked the food of his three existing venues. He’s running Meat Market operators who will run the restaurants here.” with James Wilkinson, Common Man with Stan The list of who’s who on the promenade includes: The Delimitrou and Bohemian with Chris McDonald.


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“The area is still in its development phase,” admits McDonald (ex-Bouzy Rouge, Terra Rossa) “It’s going to take six months to become known, but in the last few days it’s really shown good signs. “It’s got a nice local feel to it and we think it will be a residential drawcard for people from Yarra’s Edge and the Docklands as they walk through to the city and home. That’s the market we are going for at Bohemian, more so than the tourist or the shopper market.” Muto sees the area becoming an “important” food destination for the city. “I think it will complete the natural walk from the Arts Centre. It offers something different with its historical mixture and an underlying theme that none of the other areas have. It will have a really good relationship with the river and people will feel as though they are at a real wharf that’s still operating,” says Muto. By car, South Wharf is accessed through ample parking at the DFO and homemaker complex. Enter at the intersection of Lorimer Street and Docklands Highway or from Normanby Road. By public transport,

it’s a short walk down by the river from the Clarendon Street tram stop near the exhibition centre, or cross the footbridge near Siddeley Street. On foot from Southbank, it’s a stroll west along the riverbank. Darcy says the area may not attract “river crossers” (from the northern side of the river) quite as quickly. “Initially a large proportion of the patronage will come from the south – Port Melbourne, Albert Park, St Kilda and beyond,” he says. “There are 10,000 people living within a 10-minute walk of South Wharf. “There’s flow-on patronage from Crown, the NAB office tower, Docklands and Myer,” he says. More office and residences are planned in the space where the old cargo sheds sit across the other side of the river. “This site will never be here like this again,” says Darcy. “This is an opportunity to develop something for the future.” \ editorial@theweeklyreview.com.au » www.thatsmelbourne.com.au/DiningandNightlife/ Pages/SouthWharfPromenade.aspx

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f someone offered you a 53-square metre one-bedroom SXY apartment offer on behalf of the site developer who had apartment in the centre of South Yarra’s café, shopping retained them. and restaurant precinct for just $314,000 you might think Kingsford Property director Martin Russell says in a market they were joking. that has become increasingly expensive, the SXY apartments However, think again – a handful of apartments described as stand out and offer investors “a superb opportunity to secure “the best-value real estate south of the Yarra” has become available a premium investment property in a stylish and elegant for the first time. The apartments are priced about $6500 a square neighbourhood. If these were apartments you could live in, the metre, well below the $10,000 a square metre often quoted for price would be much higher.” apartments in this prestigious suburb. The apartments offer rental returns ranging from $408 The only catch – you can’t live in them. They are purely to $599 per week, equating to investment returns of an investment opportunity, albeit with attractive returns 6.75 per cent to 7 per cent, although prospective buyers PoStcoDe and comparatively low outgoings. need to consider the potential for capital levies. There is As its name suggests, SXY is a landmark development an annual 4 per cent rent increase and a market rental in the heart of South Yarra, in the Forrest Hill precinct. review every five years. A freehold title including car The building has a six-level frontage to Claremont park and storage provides freedom to sell at any time. Street and 15 levels on Yarra Street and comprises There are no vacancy periods or letting fees. 140 apartments, with 44 leased as serviced apartments to Russell says the apartments still have depreciation benefits Australia’s leading serviced apartment manager, Quest. and an indicative depreciation schedule is available to interested Quest has leased the apartments since the building’s completion investors. Quest, as the tenant, pays the annual owner corporation four years ago, and the current lease runs until 2017, with three fees, building insurances, general maintenance, cleaning and further options of five years. The Quest apartments have a 4½-star replacement of damaged items, furniture replacement, all quality rating, and last year the SXY Quest South Yarra was operating expenses and water usage. Apartment owners pay named the Victorian Quest franchise of the year. council and water rates, and owners’ corporation building The spacious serviced apartments on offer feature large living maintenance fund contributions or capital levies as required. areas with floor-to-ceiling glazing opening onto full-width “They offer incredible value for money and high rental returns balconies or courtyards of up to 41 square metres, fully equipped with rent paid every month, whether your apartment is occupied kitchens with stainless steel European appliances, separate dining or not,” Russell says. “This type of investment is ideal for those and living areas and king-sized bedrooms. Bathrooms and who want to set and forget. We have found it a particularly kitchens are tiled, with carpet in bedrooms and living areas. With appealing investment for self-managed superannuation funds. two street frontages, the apartments have an abundance of natural “If at some stage Quest no longer requires the building, they light and views across South Yarra and beyond. have to hand back the apartments in the same condition that they Kingsford Property, a specialist property partnership that took them on, allowing for some fair wear and tear.” \ focuses exclusively on creating signature sales and marketing LIZ McLACHLAN campaigns for Melbourne’s apartment market, is managing the lmclachlan@theweeklyreview.com.au

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he Tapping Man is a Juniper Hall Museum of Australian Childhood. I hadn’t mechanical doll that was missed him or even thought about him until I walked into the installed in the window of Block Arcade in 1998, and there he was, and still is, in Haigh’s L.P. Alexander’s tailor’s shop at Chocolates’ window – mercifully with the steel tip removed! 214 Swanston Street in the 1930s. I can’t explain why he terrified me. Maybe because my This “little man” with his tilting eyes, parents had warned me about strange men, and this was three-cornered hat and blue frock the strangest mechanical man-doll I’d ever seen. But I was coat tapped on the window with a expected to enjoy him and his obsessive-compulsive tapping. steel-tipped stick until Lou Alexander Is it any wonder I had trouble (and still do) dealing with the closed the shop in 1971. Had I been employed at the shop back cryptic ways of the world? in the ’30s I would have been down at Trades Hall filing What I see now when I visit the Block Arcade is an OH&S report about the incessant tapping. a unique mechanical man-doll. He’s not firm, My father was so enamoured of its craftsmanship self-possessed or tough-looking like other male dolls I believed that whenever we went to the city, he’d stand in front and indeed male images we’re surrounded by today. it was a of the Tapping Man mesmerised and crazy-looking This man is not doused with aftershave made devil doll like a meerkat. I believed it was a devil doll. I was so from primordial sludge, nor would he attempt to terrified of the thing that whenever I had a bout of find out how many bodies he could fit into a hotel hiccups my father only had to lift a pencil as if to start spa designed for two. He’s not naked and flawless in tapping on a window and my hiccups would disappear. It Lycra-thin Speedos and even thinner eyebrows. No, he’s seems a little cruel, I know, but it worked better than the time fully clothed, got a bit of a gut and ridiculous rosy cheeks. he leapt in front of me wearing a gorilla mask. He’s funny and gentle and reminds me that long before Alexander’s registered the little man device as a trademark the Marlboro Man and Rambo, son of Marlboro Man “no in 1958. It appeared on its clothing labels and featured in a man, no law, no war can stop him”, the Terminator and Van radio jingle by Ron Blaskett and Gerry Gee. Everywhere I Helsing, there was Tapping Man. He is a product of nature, looked and listened, there was this little man, following me. not moulded from chemicals and oozing a gross hygienic He disappeared until 1976, when Don Lock rescued him from perfection. His smile is sweet and his tapping reminds us of the a rubbish pile. In 1984 he was bought for the toy collection humanity of touch. \ boomboom@rachelberger.com of James Hardie Industries and in 1997 donated to Sydney’s


Giants, pioneers and overheated workers immortalised Gog & Magog

Faced with the dilemma of having 33 wicked daughters, Roman Emperor Diocletian found 33 husbands for them to curb their wicked ways. The girls weren’t happy so they murdered their husbands, and for their crime they were set adrift at sea. Miraculously, they washed ashore on a barren island where they coupled with demons (not the football team) and gave birth to a race of giants, whose descendants included the two giants Gog and Magog who tower over the south end of the Royal Arcade. These gentle giants protect the fashionable Melbourne arcade shoppers from the spirits of their 33 wicked and shabbily dressed mothers. \

Tommy’s Story

On top of Beaconsfield Parade’s bluestone wall in Middle Park, opposite Mills Street, this pair of workman’s boots and clothes in a neat pile secured with a brick are reminiscent of the workers who would swim on a hot day. This pragmatic pile is so vividly Australian; it’s familiar, comfortable and unpretentious. It reminds me of the beach before we were afraid of the sun and of venturing into unfamiliar places. Before Slip, Slop, Slap and anaphylactic reactions to fish, nuts and tax auditors. Bill Perrin’s sculpture depicts a man who wasn’t afraid of getting sand in his bathers. \

Three Businessmen Who Brought Their Own Lunch: Batman, Swanston and Hoddle

I jumped off a tram a few weeks back and walked straight into these guys on the corner of Swanston and Bourke streets. I started apologising before I realised they were sculptures. This adorable trio is the work of artist Alison Weaver, who says, “while the men are named and motionless, they are also intended to be anonymous and to represent being trapped in the perpetual motion of consumerism”. I reckon they’re trapped in their midlife crises and pondering their individual desperate questions. Mr Batman: Who am I? Mr Swanston: What’s this in my hand? Mr Hoddle: Who are these people? \ Thanks heaps to Rebecca Fraser, Sam Bishop and Erin Reeve at the City Of Melbourne and Brooke Colbert, Susan Strano and Sandra Khazam at the City of Port Phillip for allowing me to rummage around their brains and cupboards for information about our iconic Melbourne landscape.

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ike many couples with grown children, the Frances from Neighbouring Anderson and Hawthorn East decided it was time to consider downsizing to an apartment. Cato parks, the precinct However, they decided not only to keep their address but to is defined by wide leafy streets, prestigious schools and share it with their adult offspring and others seeking a luxury abundant open spaces. Nearby is Hawthorn East village with architect-designed apartment in the leafy inner suburb. an “old-school” butcher, greengrocer and gourmet deli and It hasn’t been an easy decision as it involves tearing down their local favourite Pizza Religion. The Burke Road tram is nearby much-loved multimillion-dollar European provincial family and there is easy access to the Monash Freeway and local home of 15 years. Their home is also part of television folklore train stations. Camberwell’s shops, restaurants, cafés, cinemas after featuring as Mick Gatto’s residence in the first Underbelly and market are just down Burke Road. Nearby schools include series, including the restaging of Benji’s shooting in the garage. Scotch College, Bialik College, and Hawthorn Secondary. \ However, the demolition will make way for a stunning building designed by leading-edge Melbourne architects Jackson Clements Burrows (JCB). The Frances will live in a penthouse above 30 timber will form a backdrop for the green walls. apartments, three of which are reserved for their adult children. Fantini says the new building will have landscaped gardens The planned development, Averi, is attracting like-minded either side by Eckersley Garden Architecture. “It was important buyers from the surrounding streets, as well as young professional to give the building the right context for the suburb. We have couples elated to be able to buy a first home for less than $600,000 worked closely with Eckersley to create the environment,” he says. in such a prestigious location. The ground-level apartments will include spacious paved Averi will be veiled with fragrant green walls and nestled into and landscaped courtyards of up to 100 square metres, with its surrounds with 76 new mature trees joining a treasured most first-level apartments featuring the eight square metre coral tree, which will remain on the site. Averi has a mix external “lanterns”, which will light up at night. All firstof one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments over three and second-level apartments have a lantern, terrace or PoStcoDE levels with secure underground parking for 49 cars. balcony, with some northern and southern apartments Apartments will have exceptional views over a “sea of enjoying large timber decks. trees”, with some western views also taking in the city. Buyers can choose from two colour schemes using JCB project architect David Fantini describes the stone terrazzo or oak flooring, wool-blend carpets in building as a sculpted form layered with softening detail. light-grey or charcoal, and white 2-pac or timber joinery A wire trellis strung from much of the façade will be and stone benchtops will be in the kitchens and the fully planted with fragrant evergreen Chinese star jasmine to grow a tiled bathrooms. green veil over the natural concrete surfaces. The four three-bedroom apartments and some of the Elegant timber battens will form “lantern” pods around the 19 two-bedroom apartments will have two bathrooms, with study building, providing some apartments with a sheltered outdoor alcoves featuring in some floor plans. room with operable shutters to control light and wind. Large Owner and developer Georges France says he never thought timber terraces will feature on its northern and southern faces, he would be organising the demolition of the dream home he and a striking steel blade canopy will highlight the building entry designed and built 15 years ago. via a bridge from a bluestone street façade. “When I briefed the architects I told them this wasn’t a matter Timber louvres will create cross-ventilation in shared corridors of straight profitability. It was about creating something that I and windows along each side will include timber shutters, wanted to live in and my family wanted to live in.” \ forming another layer of patterning on the building. Averi’s LIZ McLACHLAN restrained palette of dark greys, bluestone, concrete and natural lmclachlan@theweeklyreview.com.au

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overs of Victorian mansions have many reasons to thank the doctor who bought Selbourne in Kew in the 1970s. When the historic property was advertised for sale as “land value only”, she bucked the trend and kept it as a family house. More than 40 years later, Selbourne, set on 1150 square metres of gardens, is still a family home. Built c1889, it is also a Kew landmark – and one of a select few Melbourne houses to have a “widow’s walk”, the railed platform on the roof of grand 19th-century houses that was used for watching ships come into port. Port Phillip Bay is several kilometres away, but the 360-degree views from the rooftop are nothing short of magnificent. From this vantage point, the landscape spreads out like an undulating quilt and features such as Xavier College, the tower of Dimmeys, the spire of St Ignatius, the Shrine and Royal Exhibition Building come into focus. For children climbing up and up the ladder to daylight, this might just feel like being a character in their own adventure story. The vendors, who have brought up four children in their 26 years at Selbourne, are only the third family to occupy the property. The couple, well-known in the Melbourne art and antiques community, renovated the house to enhance its Victorian details, including having a painter on site for four months to mix paints and match them to wallpapers and dado. They also built a modern laundry and downstairs bathroom, and an outdoor dining terrace overlooking the pool. True, there is scope to update the house, but Selbourne is that rare Victorian whose credentials are intact, without being a museum piece. It has the typical layout of the grand Victorian, with a wide, central, arched hall and vast formal rooms. Formal front rooms include the drawing room with triple bay window, a dining room and a sitting room

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Taking pride of place in the heart of the Sackville Ward, this grand Victorian residence is set on two titles and sprawls over a block of almost 2300 square metres. An unusual offering to be sure, as the original front entrance and magical English gardens face the rear of the block, testament to a time when these grand estates were subdivided. It works, though, as the grand verandah overlooks the tranquil gardens. Through the front gate, a long driveway spans the block, leading to a tessellated-tiled area under the verandah. Inside, off a long hallway with multicoloured chandeliers, two bedrooms feature distinct period-style wallpaper, plus marble open fireplaces, which differ in every room.

postcode

3101

Opposite, the family room has a bay window, open fireplace and calming cream tones. A modern bathroom has a marble sho pinstriped wer and vanity. Nearby, a formal dining room features pinstriped wallpaper, a fireplace and built-in servery shelf. The grand family room has floral wallpaper and a lantern, plus doors leading to a substantial tessellated-tiled sunroom. Another partially renovated bathroom features an original leadlight window and new marble-topped vanity. The modern timber kitchen has granite benchtops and splashbacks, plus a servery next to the casual dining. Doors here lead to an outdoor dining terrace and carport. Nearby is a 1970s-style servants’ quarters with an en suite. \ MICHELLE OSTROW ZUKERMAN

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JELLIS CRAIG, 9810 5000 61-63 Alfred Street Price: $5.3 million – $5.6 million Auction: May 19 at 3pm


toorak The second owner of Swinford since the 1930s has put her heart into a stunning renovation, where the aesthetic emulates many a fine European palace. The interior design is rich in period detail, while hand-crafted gates, balustrades and fireplaces give it a modern edge. Swarovski crystal chandeliers and plantation shutters feature throughout, while polished floorboards gleam underfoot. French drawers under a banquette next to a fireplace add a touch of class in the expansive formal lounge. Through doors is a private formal dining room. The family room, with an open fireplace, is next to a grey Carrara marble kitchen with Smeg stainless steel appliances and a marble island bench. Both areas open through french doors to a Tuscan-style terrace, where the hand-carved wrought-iron balustrades feature. This glamorous outdoor dining space overlooks a grass area with built-in barbecue and pool surrounded by Versailles urns. Upstairs, there is plenty of storage in the sky-lit landing. The main bedroom features built-in wardrobes and french magazine drawers are either side of an open fireplace. A sumptuous limestone bathroom has a double vanity. Three bedrooms all have built-in wardrobes and desks, lovely leafy aspects and share a limestone bathroom with a feature oval bath. A fifth bedroom doubles as a rumpus room. \ MICHELLE OSTROW ZUKERMAN

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3142

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KAY & BURTON, 9820 1111 7 Toorak Avenue Price: $4.5 million + Expressions of Interest: Closing May 25

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This character-filled Victorian residence has casual modern style plus perfect facilities for the sporty family. It features an entertainers’ deck with a swim spa overlooking a tennis court. Off a wide parquetry entry is a formal sitting room with an Illusion gas fireplace and an adjoining dining room. A fitted study is off here. The large main bedroom has a marble fireplace, plantation shutters, walk-in wardrobe and tiled en suite. Steps lead down to light-filled living where the family room and CaesarStone kitchen with cream cabinetry and stainless steel appliances overlooks the deck. French and concertina doors lead to the partially covered swim spa and a covered area with built-in barbecue and banquettes. This raised area overlooks the north-south tennis court. Upstairs are four generous bedrooms that share a central bathroom. One of the bedrooms would make an excellent teenager’s retreat and shares a long balcony with another bedroom. \ MICHELLE OSTROW ZUKERMAN

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3145

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ABERCROMBY’S, 9864 5300 53 Emo Road Price: $2 million + Auction: May 19 at 12.30pm

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This double-fronted Victorian terrace has more accommodation than first meets the eye. Substantial rear gardens have room for two cars from a right-of-way. The secluded front garden leads to a pretty iron-lacework verandah. Off an arched hallway inside is the main bedroom, which has built-in wardrobes, cast-iron fireplace, plantation shutters and a CaesarStone en suite. Opposite, another bedroom has built-in wardrobes. High ceilings throughout show off ceiling roses. A large light-filled bedroom with a wall of built-in wardrobes and cabinetry could also be a study. One more bedroom completes the accommodation before an arched doorway leads to warm and light-filled rear entertaining areas. The sky-lit kitchen has stainless steel appliances and white cabinetry. The dining and family rooms have built-in cabinetry. Another bathroom has a shower-over-bath. French doors lead to a covered dining area and lawns surrounded by established plants. \ MICHELLE OSTROW ZUKERMAN

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3181

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BENNISON MACKINNON, 9864 5000 19 Airlie Avenue Price: $1.5 million – $1.7 million Auction: May 19 at 1.30pm

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Bennison Mackinnon 9864 5000 3

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Fletchers Canterbury 9836 2222 4

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Kay & Burton South Yarra 9820 1111 3

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84 Union Street, Armadale ................................................................. Price: $950,000 - $1.05 million ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 26 at 3.30pm .................................................................

260 Mont Albert Road, Surrey Hills ................................................................. Price: $1 million - $1.1 million ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 19 at 2.30pm .................................................................

33 St Edmonds Road, Prahran ................................................................. Price: $1.6 million + ................................................................. Private sale EOI closing Wednesday May 23 at 5pm .................................................................

This three-bedroom Victorian beauty, with parking, would be brilliant anywhere. In this location, a moment from Glenferrie Road, the impact is irresistible. Land size 7.1m x 39.6m (28sqm approx.).

This beautiful north-facing house fuses the character of a Californian bungalow with classic country-inspired decor. There is an ´Art Barn´ with a mezzanine that may suit a home business, teenager's retreat or workshop. Let's eat lunch @ Cook Book Kitchen, 116 Union Road Let's eat dinner @ King & I, 613 Whitehorse Road Let's drink coffee @ Watts Cooking, 147 Union Road

Located close to Greville Street, Chapel Street and Prahran Market, this ultra-stylish town residence offers large OPL zones, private al fresco areas with barbecue, flexible three-bedroom accommodation and quality appointments. Let's eat lunch @ Hooked, 172 Chapel Street Let's eat dinner @ Bistro Thierry, 511 Malvern Road Let's drink coffee @ Globe Café, 218 Chapel Street

Let's eat lunch @ Giorgios, 1235 High Street Let's eat dinner @ Assaggi, 99 Glenferrie Road Let's drink coffee @ Willim, 90 Union Street 46 The weekly review \ May 16, 2012


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Marshall White Armadale 9822 9999 4

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15 Mayfield Grove, Caulfield North ................................................................. Price: $1.6 million + ................................................................. Auction Sunday May 27 at 11.30am .................................................................

POSTCODE

3124

Abercromby´s Real Estate 9864 5300 5

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119 Wattle Valley Road, Camberwell ................................................................. Price: $1.8 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 19 at 10.30am .................................................................

kew Designed with remarkable attention to detail, this captivating family residence blends classic elegance with state-of-theart design. Features ducted heating/ cooling, alarm, laundry, OSP and auto gates. Let's eat lunch @ Kinch, 100a Hawthorn Road Let's eat dinner @ Maris, 15 Glenferrie Road Let's drink coffee @ Uffizi, 53 Hawthorn Road

3101

Renovate, rebuild or redevelop (STCA). Land size: 1678sqm approximately. 3 Let's eat lunch @ Ousia, 114 Fordham Avenue Let's eat dinner @ Italy 1, 823 Burke Road Let's drink coffee @ Xocolatl, 123 Maling Road

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An earthy, contemporary and balanced design exists here. Architect Steve Domoney is known for his environmentally and technologically exciting homes, and this block of six townhouses is no exception. Its timber-panelled façade and low-maintenance gardens are carried throughout by wide oak floorboards and more rustic panelling. Bluestone tiles pave the kitchen and living area, which has stone benchtops and Miele appliances and reaches out to the courtyard with its built-in barbecue. The combination of so many textures and floor-to-ceiling windows seamlessly carries the outside in, while a green storage unit adds a splash of vibrancy to the earth-toned colour palette. The main bedroom has an en suite and a retractable east-facing window. The other two bedrooms share access to the spacious main bathroom and also have private balconies. The lift will take you from the top level to the basement, where a double carport with additional storage space finishes the development. \ eddie morton

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JeLLiS CrAiG, 9810 5000 1 marshall Avenue Price: $1.8 million + Private sale

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learance rates showed a market beginning to cool a little in the past fortnight, at just 55 per cent on the 33 million-dollar-plus auctions we attended in Melbourne’s inner east and bayside areas. On the one hand we’ve had some solid results. A beautiful brick Federation-era house at 35 Broadway, Camberwell (Al Craig and Steve Burke), that had been quoted at $2.8 million, quickly rocketed past $3 million at auction day and was bought under the hammer for $3.425 million. Six bidders competed – and we were not surprised. It had a James rating of 708/1000. Another popular auction was for the three-bedroom double-storey Victorian terrace at 405 Nott Street, Port Melbourne (Kaine Lanyon). It also had six bidders on the day and was bought under the hammer for $1.312 million. Then there was the big one. This was 39-43 Mayfield Avenue, Malvern (Gerald Delaney) on more than 2000 square metres, with a grass tennis court. Three bidders competed to push the price $1 million over the reserve to $4.865 million under the hammer. The buyer also took up the option of the third block next door, bringing the total sale price to $7,131,510.

However, these strong results have not been across the board. There has in fact been something of a general cooling of interest in the past fortnight, particularly in the $2 million to $3 million segment. Take two houses that went to auction recently in Armadale: 20 Royal Crescent and 56 Rose Street. Their James ratings were 754/1000 and 679/1000 respectively. They were both in great locations – although both had south-facing rears and floor-plan issues. But this was prime Armadale and they were large blocks. However, neither could attract a bid at $2.5 million. The market is marking hard those vendors who don’t understand that their houses need to be priced correctly. For instance, 10 Kent Avenue, Brighton (golden mile but a small block), was auctioned again after it failed to attract a bid with another agent late last year at $4 million. This time, two bidders were happy to offer $3.3 million, but the owners’ expectations seems to still be a lot higher and they could be destined to remain the owners for now. When owners do get the message on price, they can sell. A good example is 8 Young Street, Brighton (Kristen Hatt), which was for sale in the high $2 millions for most of last year with another company. At a recent auction three bidders said this new-single level house 100 metres from the

sold for $7,131,510 39-43 Mayfield avenue, Malvern

beach was worth about $2.3 million; the owners accepted, and consequently their status changed to sellers. So why have we lost the pre-Easter momentum? It does seem that the interest-rate cuts didn’t exactly have the desired effect of boosting buyer confidence. Perhaps buyers have been focusing too much on what the cuts are saying about the economy rather than the fact that borrowing is now cheaper. On a finishing note, in this market how do you get price validation if a property is not going to auction and you are not prepared to take the selling agent’s word as gospel? At the moment there seems tremendous

(courTeSy JAMeS MArkeT NewS)

Top end cooling – is it the economy or supply? secrecy surrounding every sale – making personal research difficult. With secrecy comes its close friend – uninformed speculation. When you throw limited sales into the mix, inexperienced buyers can bake a very different cake when it comes to value. As well, valuation is fast becoming a profession under siege as banks cut margins. This means cost-cutting internally, which can lead to a lowering of standards. Once the habits of careful fact checking are replaced by wham-bam phone calls, valuations are no longer credible. There are some excellent valuers out there for the top end. But you need to question whether you can rely on those with massive contracts with large developers, or who approach their valuations at 60km/h with a Google-maps mentality. Sure, they’ll fit in with what the selling agents tell you. And there won’t be any problems with the bank lending you the money. But if the figures you’re given are unreliable, you may have a big problem on your hands when it comes to resale. Get a second opinion. \ Mal JaMes Principal Buyer advocate 0408 107 988 \ 9804 3133 We Only Buy HOMes www.james.net.au

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3103

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HoCKinG StUArt, 9944 3888 5 Loch Street Price: $1.2 million – $1.3 million Auction: May 26 at 11.30am

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Tucked away in a quiet pocket of Surrey Hills, this two-storey family house has been the home of the current vendors for more than 21 years. Set back from the street in lush gardens, its weatherboard façade is a comforting welcome to the warm home inside. There are parquetry floors in the living and dining areas. The kitchen features granite benchtops and Ilve appliances and looks out to the large backyard with built-in barbecue area. There is plenty of space here for a pool or more landscaping. The study and main bedroom look out to the front yard and are finished with elegant cabinetry that matches the rest of the house’s subtle 1930s decoration. A recent renovation has carried this theme upstairs to the four bedrooms and a shaded balcony that overlooks the backyard. This is the kind of house that instills an iconic sense of suburban family living as the smell of Sunday roast and the sound of bickering teens can be imagined in nearly every corner. \ eddie morton

Jellis Craig 9831 2800 4

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Kay & Burton South Yarra 9820 1111 3

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17 Birdwood Street, Balwyn ................................................................. Price: $1.2 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday June 2 at 3pm .................................................................

17 Euston Street, Malvern ................................................................. Price: $1 Million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 19 at 11am .................................................................

A wonderful family setting within a short walk to schools, Burke Road shops and Stradbroke Park, compliments this captivating four-bedroom, two-bathroom Californian bungalow with secure and secluded north-facing garden. Let's eat lunch @ Snow Pony, 95 Whitehorse Road Let's eat dinner @ Mabrown, 190 Belmore Road Let's drink coffee @ All About Coffee, 335 Whitehorse Road

Offering a prestigious and stylish lifestyle, this townhouse features three bedrooms, all with WIRs, two bathrooms and bright living/dining rooms. Close to transport, schools and shopping.

postcode

3127

Let's eat lunch @ Eden Espresso, 121 Glenferrie Road Let's eat dinner @ Soora, 16 Glenferrie Road Let's drink coffee @ 30 Mill Expresso, 66 Milton Parade


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3101

Jellis Craig 9810 5000 3

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15 Scott Street, Kew ................................................................. Price: $950,000 + ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 19 at 2pm .................................................................

3121

RT Edgar Toorak 9826 1000 4

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102 Rowena Parade, Richmond ................................................................. Price: $1.8 million - $2 million ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 26 at 11am .................................................................

hawthorn This gorgeous Victorian house has been designer styled to reveal classic beauty and contemporary flair. With surprising space through a lovely wide hallway to the easy flow of European kitchen/living to an immaculate court garden. Let's eat lunch @ Centonove, 109 Cotham Road Let's eat dinner @ Svago, 285 High Street Let's drink coffee @ Cocoa Patisserie, 169 High Street

This impressive light-filled, four-bedroom, double-fronted Victorian residence has been fully renovated and is situated high on Richmond Hill in this exclusive enclave, all within walking distance to the MCG, Bridge Road and Swan Street´s shops. Let's eat lunch @ The Grand, 333 Burnley Street Let's eat dinner @ Fresco Dining, 649 Bridge Road Let's drink coffee @ Kojo Brown, 294 Bridge Road

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FletCheRS, 9090 8390 28 Connell Street Price: $1 million + auction: May 19 at 11am

This beautiful Victorian house has been renovated with a second-storey extension. The formal living room is the first room to branch off the hallway, followed by a bedroom with an en suite. The living area has a gorgeous decorative fireplace and a light hanging over the centre of the room. From here, the house opens up to a combined living and meals area and kitchen space with Baltic timber flooring. A long east-facing skylight allows natural light to flood the room, providing a lovely warm atmosphere. The kitchen features state-of-the-art Miele appliances and a white, rendered breakfast bench. A swimming pool claims centre stage in the backyard. A fence provides seclusion from the rear access with extra car parks. Upstairs, smokey grey carpet covers the floor of the two bedrooms. The main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and access to a balcony. It shares a big, whitetiled bathroom. This house is perfect for a small family or for those looking to downsize. \ elizabeth anile

postcode

3122

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It’s the gorgeous art deco features fused with a modern renovation that transform this family house into something special. A sandstone path leads from the front gate, through the large manicured garden, to the stained-glass front door. The façade is a white stucco texture, with red-brick highlights and a stone-covered porch. Lights hang from the ceilings of most rooms, and there are patterned skirting boards and elaborate cornices. Two bedrooms are on the left, each with a built-in wardrobe, and share the big, light-filled bathroom. Meals and entertaining can take place in the formal dining and living area at the front. Both rooms contain a brick-mantled fireplace and are separated by beautiful wood-and-glass doors. The spacious kitchen and family area at the back features granite benchtops and white cupboards. Large windows allow plenty of natural light. A decent-sized backyard, with trees and an undercover entertainment area, complete the package. \ elizabeth anile

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Jellis Craig 9810 5000 4

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hockingstuart Balwyn 9830 7000 3

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17-19 Coolgardie Avenue, Malvern East ................................................................. Price: $2 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 26 at 11.30am .................................................................

1/2 Valda Avenue, Mont Albert North ................................................................. Price: $500,000 - $550,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 19 at 11am .................................................................

Magnificent c1929 family residence on 1457sqm (approx.) blends captivating charm and exceptional light-filled dimensions. Features ducted heating/ cooling, alarm, water tank, irrigation and double garage. Let's eat lunch @ Servery & Spoon, 137 Waverley Road Let's eat dinner @ Le Petit Borgeois, 33 Waverley Road Let's drink coffee @ Ped's Kafe, 319 Waverley Road

Sun-drenched and alluring, this house is close to cafes, schools, parks and transport. Features polished boards, generous lounge, kitchen, meals, private courtyard, heating, cooling and remote-controlled double garage. Let's eat lunch @ The Pavilion, 540 Doncaster Road Let's eat dinner @ One Thai, 346 Belmore Road Let's drink coffee @ Moka Pot Cafe, 315 Doncaster Road

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49 havelock Road

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Marshall White Armadale 9822 9999

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Noel Jones Camberwell 9809 2000 3

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Marshall White Armadale 9822 9999 5

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12 Goodall Street, Hawthorn ................................................................. Price: $3.5 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 26 at 2pm .................................................................

11 Farleigh Avenue, Burwood ................................................................. Price: $700,000 - $750,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 26 11am .................................................................

18 Hawksburn Road, South Yarra ................................................................. Price: $2.5 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday June 2 at 11.30am .................................................................

One of Hawthorn´s finest houses, Grossmont c1880 combines Italianate Victorian integrity with discerning modern spaces amid a manicured garden of flowering blooms. Soaring ceilings define a majestic family living environment. Let's eat lunch @ Porgie & Mrs Jones, 291 Auburn Road Let's eat dinner @ Choi's, 186 Riversdale Road Let's drink coffee @ Sasa's Cafe, 173 Riversdale Road

Great location close to Burwood Highway, schools and Deakin University. Living and dining areas are complemented by central kitchen and adjacent meals. A wide allotment of 857sqm with OSP. Options to update/extend or new home site (STCA). Let's eat lunch @ Liquid Cafe Lounge, 866 Canterbury Rd Let's eat dinner @ Dolci's, 173 Middleborough Rd Let's drink coffee @ Peta's Cafe, 169 Elgar Rd

Exclusively situated, this magnificent Victorian residence´s exceptional dimensions impressively cater to every stage of family life. Land: 604sqm (approx.).

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Let's eat lunch @ Cafe Latte, 521 Malvern Road Let's eat dinner @ Bistro Thierry, 511 Malvern Road Let's drink coffee @ Husk, 557 Malvern Road


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www.williamsbatters.com.au | 159-161 Toorak Road, South Yarra | 9866 4411 May 16, 2012 \ The weekly review 51


ARMADALE 41 Armadale Street Behind a classic façade, this c1940´s solid brick residence´s light-filled, stylish and exceptionally generous dimensions provide a fabulous family lifestyle in one of Armadale´s most sought after locales. Bright entrance hall leads to elegant sitting room (OFP), formal dining, main bedroom with marble ensuite/WIR, three further bedrooms, bathroom, expansive living/dining room with contemporary stone kitchen opening to deep northwest garden. Features hydronic heating, RC/ air-conditioning, plantation shutters, alarm & garage. Land: 606sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 2nd June at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 12-12.30pm

Contact

Susan McGlashan 0417 554 224 Mark Harris 0414 799 343

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Web

www.41armadalestreetarmadale.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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ARMADALE 70 Northcote Road This illustrious Victorian residence´s magnificent proportions and captivating elegance highlight its instant family appeal. Baltic pine floors and 14ft ceilings, gracious arched hallway, elegant sitting room (marble OFP), living room (OFP), master bedroom (ensuite), three further bedrooms, bathroom, well equipped kitchen and living/dining (marble OFP) opening to east-facing garden with heated pool and cabana. Features ducted/hydronic heating, plantation shutters, powder-room and 2xOSP. Also offers exciting scope to further update when desired.

Auction

Saturday 2nd June at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 1.30-2pm

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Contact

Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913 Andrew Hayne 0418 395 349

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Web

www.70northcoteroadarmadale.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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ARMADALE 69 Rose Street An exceptional family domain, this glorious late Victorian residence blends captivating elegance with designer style. Arched hallway introduces sitting room, study, formal dining and main bedroom, all with marble fireplaces, three further bedrooms (2 ensuites), playroom and two additional bathrooms. A living/TV room (marble OFP), family living/ dining and stunning Gaggenau kitchen open to north-facing garden with heated pool. Features hydronic heating, RC/airconditioner, alarm, powder-room, water tank, irrigation & double garage. Land 818sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 2nd June at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 1-1.30pm

Contact

Susan McGlashan 0417 554 224 Justin Long 0418 537 973

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Web

www.69rosestreetarmadale.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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ARMADALE 51 Stuart Street Occupying a significant land holding, this enchanting c1908 Edwardian showcases a captivating blend of period allure & contemporary style. Beautiful ceilings & Baltic pine floors feature through arched hall, magnificent sitting (OFP), three bdrms (2OFPs), study & cenl bthrm. Generous living/dining room (gas log-fire) with gourmet European kitchen & home office open to a deep west-facing garden with solar heated pool. Perfect for immediate enjoyment with potential to update in the future. Ducted heating/cooling, Nobo heating, alarm, laundry & carport. Land: 825sqm/8,877sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 2nd June at 3.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & 6-6.30pm & Saturday 2.15-2.45pm

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Contact

Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913 Andrew Hayne 0418 395 349

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Web

www.51stuartstreetarmadale.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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ASHBURTON 8 Lexia Street Hidden behind a manicured 1930´s facade only steps from Ashburton´s Village shops and cafes, this stylishly renovated brick home presents a thoroughly contemporary lifestyle environment where the focus is firmly on poolside family entertaining. Period character and polished hardwood floors lend a warm, inviting ambience to an immaculate 4 bedroom/3 living room floorplan extending to a substantial outdoor entertaining domain offering year round enjoyment of the low maintenance garden and salt water pool. Carport, OSP x 2. Land 604sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 2nd June at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm

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Contact

Jason Brinkworth 0416 006 282 James Redfern 0412 360 667

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Web

www.8lexiastreetashburton.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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BALWYN/DEEPDENE 22 Bennett Street A stunning 3-level contemporary Town Residence featuring European Oak parquetry floors, state-of-the-art Miele/CS stone kitchen plus expansive dining/living area flowing to a landscaped garden with water feature; formal living, 4 bedrooms (BIRs, main/WIR/ensuite), two bathrooms, powder room and laundry; home theatre, gym, cellar. Features include alarm, high ceilings, Jetmaster FP, individual inverter ducted/heating/cooling, under ground water tank, security gate, 4 car garage/storage (I/A). Balwyn High Zone.

Auction

Saturday 2nd June at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 2.45-3.15pm

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Contact

Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581 Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585

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Web

www.22bennettstreetbalwyn.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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BALWYN/DEEPDENE 4 Lydia Court Enjoying all of the amenity & 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 & secure landscaped rear garden, solar heated pool & generously proportioned principal rooms in natural light. Comp: spacious living & dining room, kitchen with butler´s pantry, meals, main bedroom with spa, ensuite, 2 further large double bedrooms, study, family bathroom, laundry, large double garage. Land: 1077sqm / 11,593sqft (approx).

Auction

Saturday 19th May at 1.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 5-5.30pm, Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday from 1pm

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Contact

Doug McLauchlan 0418 377 718 Ross Stryker 0401 318 772

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Web

www.4lydiacourtbalwyn.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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BALWYN NORTH 27 Duggan Street This unforgettable five bedroom, five bathroom family home delivers unrivalled refinement in an elevated Balwyn High School zone setting. Spectacular formal and family areas, Miele kitchen with marble surfaces and full butler´s pantry, den and downstairs guest suite lead to a sophisticated terrace, al fresco kitchen and seductive swimming pool. Upstairs bedrooms, each with sublime Turkish travertine ensuite, are accompanied by theatre room and fabulous deck. 3 car garaging, CAT 6 cabling, Foxtel, double glazing, heating/refrigerated cooling.Land: 807sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 26th May at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & 6.15-6.45pm & Saturday 2-2.30pm

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Contact

Cameron Edgoose 0438 064 212 Leonard Teplin 0402 431 657

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Web

www.27dugganstreetbalwynnorth.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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BRIGHTON 23 Manor Street The captivating elegance, impressive dimensions and coveted address of this illustrious c1901 Edwardian residence confirm its family appeal. Baltic pine hallway introduces sitting room (OFP), formal dining (OFP), main bedroom (ensuite/BIR), two further bedrooms, study, second bathroom and upstairs 4th bedroom, bathroom and living room. Wellequipped kitchen and expansive living/dining open to westfacing garden with heated pool. Features ducted heating, RC/air-conditioning, alarm, irrigation, water tank, auto gates & 2xOSP.

Auction

Saturday 26th May at 2.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 2-2.30pm

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Contact

Kristen Hatt 0408 625 965 Kate Strickland 0400 125 946

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Web

www.23manorstreetbrighton.com

Office

312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

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BRIGHTON 43 Seacombe Grove EXECUTORS AUCTION. An exclusive and rare Golden Mile opportunity to transform 1251 sqm/13,466 sqft (approx) right on the waterfront, with bay, city and marina views. The exclusive foreshore frontage is tailormade for a spectacular vision (STCA). The cul de sac entrance is surrounded by some of Melbourne´s most magnificent homes, and only metres from the Brighton Baths waterfront cafÊ and Royal Brighton Yacht Club. This unique opportunity comes with an existing 4-bedroom home to let out or live in while you plan the future of such an iconic address.

Actual View

Private Auction Saturday 26th May at 4pm

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Inspect

Wednesday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 2.45-3.15pm

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Contact

Barb Gregory 0419 568 370 Cameron Edgoose 0438 064 212

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Web

www.43seacombegrovebrighton.com

Office

312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

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BRIGHTON 4 Wellington Street Magnificent Tuscan inspired family residence near Dendy Beach showcases breathtaking scale, elegance and luxury through study, sitting room, formal dining, four lavish bedrooms with en-suites, 5th bedroom, 5th bathroom, upstairs living, home cinema, gourmet Miele kitchen and impressive living and dining room (OFP) opening to landscaped garden with heated pool and studio with sauna and bathroom. Features rooftop terrace, alarm, videosecurity, heating/cooling, hydronic heating, powder-room, water tanks, irrigation, wine cellar, workshop & 4 car garage.

Auction

Wednesday 30th May at 6.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 1.30-2pm & Saturday 12-12.45pm

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Contact

Gerry Gordon 0418 144 000 Kate Strickland 0400 125 946

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Web

www.4wellingtonstreetbrighton.com

Office

312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

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CAMBERWELL 98 Bowen Street Captivating 1920s period home opposite Bowen Gardens comprising polished timber hallway, formal living, glasswalled dining room, 3 bedrooms, period-style family bathroom, central library/living, laundry/bathroom, study, well-equipped kitchen plus light-filled family living, & paved alfresco area. Includes Euro appliances, ducted heating, OFPs, R/C air-conditioner, shed, cubby house and OSP for two cars.

Auction

Saturday 26th May at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 12.30-1pm

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Contact

DĂŠsirĂŠe Wakim 0412 336 266 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

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Web

www.98bowenstreetcamberwell.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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CAMBERWELL 22 Peppin Street Stunning, stylishly presented c1929 solid brick family home delivers enviable indoor/outdoor family lifestyle. Generous proportions are highlighted through sitting room, formal dining, living room, dining area and gourmet Miele kitchen opening to northwest garden with heated pool. Two downstairs bedrooms and lavish bathroom are matched upstairs by three further bedrooms, two bathrooms, living room and north-facing sun-deck. Features ducted heating/ cooling, alarm, video intercom, cellar, powder-room, OSP via ROW.

Auction

Saturday 26th May at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2-2:30pm & Saturday 11-11:30am

Contact

Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581 Mark Sproule 0408 090 205

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Web

www.22peppinstreetcamberwell.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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CAMBERWELL 619 Riversdale Road Immaculately presented Hawthorn brick slate-roofed residence exemplifying the elegance of the Victorian era with exquisite period features comprising Baltic Pine hallway, formal sitting & dining room, study, four bedrooms (main/ensuite), family bathroom, laundry (with access to cellar), vestibule (lead light) north-facing granite/Miele kitchen plus informal living/dining overlooking S/Htd inground pool. Features include alarm, ducted heating, extensive storage shed ROW/access, remote/double garage access Derby Street. Land: 1,210sqm/13,261sqft (approx)

Auction

Saturday 2nd June at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 2.30-3pm

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Contact

James Tostevin 0417 003 333 Joe Muinos 0423 222 043

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Web

www.619riversdaleroadcamberwell.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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

Auction

Saturday 19th May at 3.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 5.30-6pm & Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday from 3pm

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Contact

Ross Stryker 0401 318 772 Doug McLauchlan 0418 377 718

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Web

www.35monomeathavenuecanterbury.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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GLEN IRIS 13 Vincent Street Gracious proportions and captivating elegance define the compelling family appeal of this enchanting c1916 Edwardian residence. Stunning ceilings and period details are showcased through reception hall, elegant sitting room (OFP) and formal dining (OFP). Family living room, casual dining and immaculate kitchen open to gorgeous northwest garden. Main bedroom (ensuite/BIR) is complemented by three further bedrooms, study and two bathrooms. Features ducted heating/cooling, alarm, laundry, irrigation, storage & double garage. Land 858sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 2nd June at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1.30-2pm & Saturday 1.45-2.15pm

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Contact

James Redfern 0412 360 667 Jason Brinkworth 0416 006 282

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Web

www.13vincentstreetgleniris.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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HAWTHORN 44 Kinkora Road This elegant family residence is set on a magnificent, lush garden allotment (1,360sqm approx) in the coveted Grace Park Estate close to premium schools, transport & shopping. The inviting interior features lovely garden vistas from the living areas and comprises wide entrance hall, formal sitting & dining, 4 bedrooms (2 upstairs), study, 2 bathrooms, powder room, informal living plus north-facing kitchen/ meals (concealed laundry). Features include attic, alarm, ducted heating, R/C air-conditioners, water tank, dble/ garage+OSP - rear access Mary Street.

Auction

Saturday 2nd June at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2.45-3.15pm & Saturday 3.15-3.45pm

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Contact

Joe Muinos 0423 222 043 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Web

www.44kinkoraroadhawthorn.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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HAWTHORN 1 Lyndhurst Crescent Privately hidden behind a high front fence this superb slateroofed Victorian residence c1882 showcases the ornate period features and classic interior complemented by lightfilled contemporary renovations/extension comprising arched hallway, Baltic Pine floors, formal lounge room, north-facing study/sitting opening to a courtyard, 3 bedrooms (main/BIRs/ ensuite), period-style bathroom and separate laundry plus expansive gourmet kitchen, dining+family room & adjacent deck. Includes v/intercom, OFPs, ducted heating, cellar, rem/ gate+carport.

Auction

Saturday 2nd June at 1pm

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & 5.30-6pm & Saturday 3.45-4.15pm

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Contact

James Tostevin 0417 003 333 Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585

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Web

www.1lyndhurstcrescenthawthorn.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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HAWTHORN EAST 59 Harcourt Street Stylish split-level brick residence in prestigious location featuring a north-facing informal living/dining/kitchen overlooking a paved alfresco area & terraced gardens. Complemented by formal living & dining rooms, powder room, laundry, family bath and four bdrms (main with ensuite). Feat intercom, ducted heating, R/C air-conditioner, evap cooling upstairs, new carpets, ample storage & carport.

Auction

Saturday 26th May at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 10.45-11.15am

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Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766 Matthew Elder 0408 052 406

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266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999


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.

Auction

Saturday 19th May at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday from 11am

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Contact

Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Web

www.38pleasantroadhawthorneast.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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KEW 4 Royston Court In a blue ribbon cul de sac shared by only four other fine residences, this gracious 1930´s home on 1190sqm approx presents a discerning family 4 bedroom/ 3 living environment only minutes from Burke Road trams, premier schools and Outer Circle parkland. Stylishly renovated, a luxuriously free flowing floorplan effortlessly balances intimate family domains with the capacity for exceptional, grand scale entertaining amid beautifully private, sanctuarial gardens featuring alfresco entertaining terrace (built in BBQ) and solar heated pool.

Auction

Saturday 2nd June at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & 6.15-6.45pm & Saturday 1.30-2pm

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Contact

Walter Dodich 0413 262 655 Ericka Wong 0411 472 849

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Web

www.4roystoncourtkew.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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KEW 1 Selbourne Road A landmark property, this magnificent c1889 Victorian residence´s grand proportions and spectacular 1150sqm gardens create an unforgettable family domain with scope to update near leading schools and Kew Junction. Arched entrance leads to elegant sitting room, formal dining, main bedroom (ensuite), five further bedrooms, two bathrooms, powder-room, living room, large kitchen opening to picturesque west-facing private garden with heated pool and double storey stables. Features bluestone cellar, ducted heating, and double carport.

Auction

Saturday 19th May at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & 5.15-5.45pm & Saturday from 2pm

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Contact

James Scarff 0419 233 377 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

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Web

www.1selbourneroadkew.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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KOOYONG 398 Glenferrie Road (Cnr Toorak Road) Iconic cleared corner site with amazing exposure for developers and builders, accompanied with plans and permits for three dental suites and eight state-of-the-art residential apartments by Rothe Lowman Architects, represents an opportunity to make a major contribution to the Kooyong landscape. Plans include a range of two and three bedroom floor-plans with 6 star energy rating and basement garaging. Located in prestigious location, close to all amenities. An unprecedented opportunity - Call now for further details.

Expressions of Interest Close Wednesday 23rd May at 5.00pm

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Contact

Mark Dayman 0409 342 462 Mark Williams 0417 189 377

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MALVERN 6A Glenview Avenue An impressive statement in style, quality and luxury, this brand new residence delivers an exceptional family lifestyle. Wide Oak floorboards flow through foyer to study, formal living/dining, two main bedrooms with en-suites/WIRs, two further bedrooms (BIRs), two bathrooms, retreat/living, home cinema, premium Gaggenau marble kitchen and generous living/dining opening to north-facing pool and expansive terrace with BBQ and sun-deck. Features heating/cooling, alarm, video intercom, ducted vacuum, cellar & double garage.

Auction

Saturday 2nd June at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 1-1.30pm

Contact

Rae Tomlinson 0418 336 234 Heather Elder 0413 273 079

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Web

www.6aglenviewavenuemalvern.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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MALVERN EAST 17-19 Coolgardie Avenue "Ingleside" Distinguished c1929 family residence set within magnificent 1,457sqm (approx) grounds displays captivating period charm through exceptional light-filled dimensions. Leadlight windows, ornate ceilings and timber paneling are showcased through reception hall, sitting room (OFP), library (OFP), four bedrooms, study and two bathrooms. Generous living/dining (OFP) and superb kitchen open to northwest garden encompassing recreation/home office with powderroom. Features ducted heating/cooling, alarm, water tank, irrigation & double garage.

Auction

Saturday 26th May at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2.30-3pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm

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Contact

Justin Long 0418 537 973 Rae Tomlinson 0418 336 234

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Web

www.17-19coolgardieavenuemalverneast.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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MONT ALBERT 631 Whitehorse Road Set behind a circular drive, this impressive period residence´s generous spaces deliver exceptionally stylish contemporary family living. Superbly designed to blend original charm with designer style through formal sitting/dining room (OFP), study/office, main bedroom (ensuite/WIR), three further bedrooms, stylish bathroom, state of the art gourmet kitchen and generous living/dining room opening to north-facing garden with games room/studio. Features ducted heating, evap-cooling, powder-room, irrigation, water tank , auto gates and ample OSP. Land: 950sqm/10,220sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 2nd June at 10am

Inspect

Thursday 2.45-3.15pm & Saturday 3.15-3.45pm

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Contact

Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766 Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913

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Web

www.631whitehorseroadmontalbert.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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SOUTH YARRA 18 Hawksburn Road Exclusively situated, this magnificent Victorian residence´s exceptional dimensions impressively cater to every stage of family life. A marble hallway leads to gracious sitting room, formal dining, spacious study, inviting living, casual dining & gourmet Miele/Gaggenau kitchen to sunny northeast garden with heated pool. Imposing proportions are continued upstairs through main BR with lavish ensuite/WIRs, 3 further BR’s (BIRs), study/5th BR & 2 bthrms. Duct & hydronic htg, air-con, alarm, powder-rm, 4th bthrm, sauna/cellar, laundry, auto-irrigation & DLUG. Land: 604sqm/6,501sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 2nd June at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 12.15-12.45pm

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Contact

John Manton 0411 444 930 Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913

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Web

www.18hawksburnroadsouthyarra.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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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.

Auction

Saturday 19th May at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.45-1.15pm Saturday from 12pm

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Contact

Oliver Bruce 0409 856 599 Lisa Jarrett 0408 053 623

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Web

..www.401-315-317beaconsfieldparadestkildawest.com

Office

119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999

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SURREY HILLS 10 Neath Street Substantial accommodation, north-orientated living & fabulous elevated views define the enormous family appeal of this Victorian-style residence boasting a 6 bedrooms (5 bedrooms plus a study), 3 bathrooms & 45 squares (approx.) floorplan central to Chatham Primary, private schools, trains, Whitehorse Road tram(s) & parklands. This magnificent modern home with sunny alfresco area & low-maintenance garden boasts grand formal & family areas, rumpus, granite gourmet kitchen, ducted heating, evaporative cooling, vacuum, alarm, auto DLUG. Land: 780sqm/8,400sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 26th May at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 2.30-3pm

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Contact

Kathy Malcolm 0416 279 966 Antony Woodley 0421 286 741

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Web

www.10neathstreetsurreyhills.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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SURREY HILLS 1037 Riversdale Road The original Wattle Park tearooms, this enchanting timber residence on 1332sqm approx delivers a wonderful family lifestyle opposite Wattle Park. Set well back from the street, evocative charm blends with contemporary style through formal sitting and dining rooms (OFPs), main bedroom (ensuite/BIR), three further bedrooms (BIRs), bathroom, large rumpus/bedroom, contemporary S/S kitchen and light-filled living room opening to a very deep north-facing garden. Features ducted heating, 3xRC/air-conditioners and 4xOSPs.

Auction

Saturday 2nd June at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 1.15-1.45pm

Contact

Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

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Web

www.1037riversdaleroadsurreyhills.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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TOORAK 5/29 Tintern Avenue Absolutely stunning Nicholas Day designed penthouse near Toorak Village showcases 33 squares (approx) of superlative contemporary luxury through inviting sitting room, main bedroom with lavish en-suite/WIR, two further bedrooms with en-suites, separate study, sublime Miele and marble kitchen with butlers pantry and luxuriously spacious living/ dining room opening to private north-facing terrace. Features ducted heating/cooling, alarm, video intercom, powder-room storage room & 4xbasement car-parks and lift.

Expressions of Interest Close Monday 4th June at 5pm

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Inspect

Wednesday 1-1.30pm & 6-6.30pm & Saturday 11.15-11.45am

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Contact

Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271 Nicole French 0417 571 505

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Web

www.5-29tinternavenuetoorak.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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ARMADALE 46 Armadale Street A prized position and period perfection combine to create exceptional AAA appeal with this captivating three bedroom, two bathroom Edwardian enjoying superb proportions, quality appointments and fabulous alfresco area. With cafĂŠs and parkland just footsteps away and High Street boutiques, train station and schools nearby; this beautiful home offers elegant living room/fourth bedroom (gas fireplace), family/ meals overlooking secluded entertainment area, stonefinished kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, massive attic, cellar and possibility of OSP (STCA).

Auction

Saturday 2nd June at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 3-3.30pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

Contact

Peter Bennison 0418 332 864 Chris Barrett 0412 927 409

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Web

www.46armadalestreetarmadale.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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ARMADALE 46 Rose Street Enchanting freestanding c1924 low maintenance town residence combines period charm with light-filled contemporary style in one of Armadale´s best streets. Timber floors flow through entrance hall, beautifully proportioned living room with OFP, sleek contemporary Miele kitchen & dining opening to landscaped private garden with built-in BBQ. Downstairs bdrm/additional living & powder-room are accompanied upstairs by two further bdrms (BIRs) & stylish bathroom. Ducted heating, RC/air-conditioning, Eurolaundry, irrigation, video intercom, garage & auto gates.

Auction

Saturday 26th May at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & 5.30-6pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm

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Contact

Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913 James Redfern 0412 360 667

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Web

www.46rosestreetarmadale.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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ASHBURTON 61 Albion Road The appeal of this solid brick Art Deco residence´s period charm is matched by the lifestyle appeal of its enviable family-focused location. Beautiful period features and timber floors distinguish sitting room (OFP), formal dining (OFP), three bedrooms and stylish bathroom with stone vanity. Modern European kitchen, casual dining and lightfilled second living room open to northeast garden with entertaining deck. Features studio/home office, attic retreat, ducted heating, 2xRC/air-conditioners, alarm, security intercom, laundry, powder room, auto gates and 2xOSP.

Auction

Saturday 26th May at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 12.30-1pm

Contact

Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581 Jason Brinkworth 0416 006 282

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www.61albionroadashburton.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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BRIGHTON 112 Esplanade Enjoying spectacular views 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, 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.

Auction

Saturday 19th May at 3.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 12.45-1.15pm & Saturday 33.30pm

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Kristen Hatt 0408 625 965 Gerry Gordon 0418 144 000

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CAMBERWELL 31 Hunter Road This attractive elevated Californian Bungalow with just completed renovations/refurbishments comprises parquetry floors, 4 bedrooms or 3+study, the main bedroom (WIR/ ensuite) opens to the rear deck, pristine bathroom, laundry and expansive zoned living areas including stylish new kitchen, dining, living+home theatre all opening to a northfacing deck and delightful garden with mature trees and solar heated in-ground pool. Features include Bosch S/S appliances, quality fixtures/fittings, ducted/heating/cooling/ vacuum & carport. Land: 672sqm/7,233sqft (approx)

Auction

Saturday 19th May at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2.45-3.15pm & Saturday from 1pm

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Contact

Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585 Zali Booker 0422 576 049

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Web

www.31hunterroadcamberwell.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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CAMBERWELL 6 Lynden Street A captivating renovated and extended Californian Bungalow sitting prominently in an elevated position. Light filled interior features formal sitting room with OFP, hallway with fretwork, leadlight, 4 bedrooms (one with fireplace) or 3+ study, bathroom, separate WC & laundry leading to an openplan kitchen, dining & separate living room with French doors opening to north-west facing deck & secluded garden. Leafy location close to Highfield Park & Lynden Parks, schools, shops & transport. Includes ducted heating, watering system, Ilve stainless steel stove, tandem OSP.

Auction

Saturday 2nd June at 10am

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 12.45-1.15pm

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Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Web

www.6lyndenstreetcamberwell.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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CANTERBURY 44 Dudley Parade Owned by one family for 100 years, this freestanding Edwardian home is offered in well maintained, largely original condition throughout. Occupying a deep allotment with the preferred northerly rear aspect and the convenience of ROW access, it offers unlimited potential for renovation and extension as desired (STCA). Comprises: entrance hall, living room, separate dining room, three double bedrooms, kitchen / meals, bathroom, laundry. Land: 680sqm / 7,320sqft (approx.)

Auction

Saturday 26th May at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 11.30-12pm

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Ross Stryker 0401 318 772 Doug McLauchlan 0418 377 718

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www.44dudleyparadecanterbury.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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CANTERBURY 33 Milton Street Stylish immaculately maintained single-level contemporary home close to Maling Road with light-filled interior comprising beautiful parquetry hallway with vaulted ceilings, main bedroom (WIR/ensuite), formal living/dining room and open-plan kitchen informal dining/living area leading to a northwest-facing courtyard garden, plus two further bedrooms (BIRs), bathroom and laundry. Features include video intercom, alarm, ducted heating/cooling/vacuum, remote/double garage with internal access.

Auction

Saturday 26th May at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 2.15-2.45pm

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Contact

Joe Muinos 0423 222 043 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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www.33miltonstreetcanterbury.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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CAULFIELD NORTH 15 Mayfield Grove Designed with remarkable attention to detail, this captivating family residence blends classic elegance with state of the art design through main bedroom (en-suite, WIR & OFP), 3 further bedrooms (3OFPs), bathroom, TV/lounge area, gourmet Miele kitchen and expansive living/dining (OFP) opening to garden. Features ducted heating/cooling, alarm, laundry, OSP x 2 & auto gates.5 mins walk to Malvern Station

Auction

Sunday 27th May at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 6-6.30pm & Saturday 2-2.30pm & Sunday 11-11.30am

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Adam Jack 0418 613 188 Mark Williams 0417 189 377

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Web

www.15mayfieldgrovecaulfieldnorth.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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GLEN IRIS 27A Park Road Exceptional, architect-designed family residence offers a level of finish and luxury seldom seen through formal dining, sitting room, informal living and gourmet Gaggenau and stone kitchen opening to north-facing courtyard. Downstairs master with en-suite and BIR is complemented upstairs by second master (en-suite/BIR), two bedrooms, BIRs and bathroom. Features heating/cooling, C-Bus lighting/security, cinema wiring, plantation-shutters, ducted vacuum, irrigation system, double remote-garage, remote-gates.

Auction

Saturday 26th May at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

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Contact

April Perry 0432 516 604 Rae Tomlinson 0418 336 234

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Web

www.27aparkroadgleniris.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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HAWTHORN EAST 46 Cole Street This charming Art Deco residence blends original features with a sympathetic modern renovation. Distinctive deco ceilings flow through the inviting dining room with OFP, three genuine double bedrooms & a stylish bathroom. Full width glass on two sides maximizes the natural light streaming through the spacious living/dining room & functional kitchen opening out to a deep private garden with landscaped entertainment area. Features include ducted heating, Euro-laundry and OSP.

Auction

Saturday 26th May at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm

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Chris Barrett 0412 927 409 Peter Mitchell 0418 374 556

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Web

www.46colestreethawthorneast.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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HAWTHORN EAST 34 Invermay Grove Classic brick double fronted Victorian in terrific condition, offering three bedrooms, central bathroom, formal living area, separate kitchen with living area overlooking generous backyard. Features off street parking via front and rear for minimum three cars, freshly polished floor boards, 2.0kw solar panels and outdoor entertaining. Excellent scope to further improve. Zoned to Auburn South Primary School, close to Bialik College, Anderson Park and Camberwell Junction.

Auction

Saturday 26th May at 3.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm

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Nicholas Franzmann 0412 247 175 Leonard Teplin 0402 431 657

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Web

www.34invermaygrovehawthorneast.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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KEW 13 Asquith Street Value packed, huge 30 squares brand new luxury, this brilliantly designed and affordable town residence with expansive living spaces includes a stunning Caesar-stone kitchen open to the family lounge and dining flowing onto the large entertainers deck and courtyard garden, separate formal lounge , powder room, laundry and double garage. Upstairs provides 3 bedrooms, including an opulent main bedroom with dressing room and ensuite, and 2 further double bedrooms (BIRs), family size bathroom and additional living space which is ideal as a study or retreat.

Auction

Saturday 26th May at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 11.15-11.45am

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Kathy Malcolm 0416 279 966 Antony Woodley 0421 286 741

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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Andrew Simondson 0412 999 128

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MALVERN 19 Finlayson Street Enchanting block-fronted Edwardian family residence on a deep northeast allotment offers immediate family comfort with scope to further update. Classic polished wood floors and high ceilings confirm the period allure through arched hallway, 3 bedrooms (2xBIRs), study/4th bedroom, bathroom, spacious Ilve kitchen (OFP) and living/dining room (OFP). Features gas heater, laundry & OSP. Land: 652sqm/7,016sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 2nd June at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 10.30-11am

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John Manton 0411 444 930 Andrew Hayne 0418 395 349

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Web

www.19finlaysonstreetmalvern.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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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 west-facing 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, audio-wiring, Eurolaundry and OSP.

Auction

Saturday 19th May at 2.30pm

Inspect

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

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Heather Elder 0413 273 079 James Tomlinson 0408 350 684

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www.13horacestreetmalvern.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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MALVERN 6 Mountview Road Privately positioned, this single level Edwardian residence offers the perfect pairing of period elegance and architecturally inspired modern spaces. Beautifully and extensively renovated comprising entry hall, north facing sitting room, 3 bedrooms (main with WIR and en suite), large den/study/4th bedroom and central bathroom. Luxurious liv/ din with sublime kitchen opens to landscaped outdoor entertaining area featuring integrated BBQ. Features dual OSP, ducted heating & R/C cooling.

Auction

Saturday 26th May

Contact

Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271 Nicole French 0417 571 505

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www.6mountviewroadmalvern.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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MALVERN 23 Warner Street This stunning near new residence´s superb proportions, designer style and quality finishes reflect a timeless contemporary elegance. The oak parquetry entrance foyer leads to elegant sitting room (gas log-fire), study/retreat, spacious living/dining room and sublime Miele and stone kitchen opening to private north-facing courtyard. Main bedroom with stylish ensuite/WIR is complemented by two further bedrooms (BIRs) and bathroom. Features ducted heating/cooling, alarm, powder-room, laundry, irrigation & double garage.

Auction

Saturday 2nd June at 10.30am

Inspect

Wednesday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 10.30-11am

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Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271 Nicole French 0417 571 505

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Web

www.23warnerstreetmalvern.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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PORT MELBOURNE 96 Ross Street This sophisticated three bedroom residence reveals refined spaces over two luxurious levels close to Bay Street shopping, the beach, light rail and bike paths. Spacious open plan living/dining areas featuring a Caesar-stone kitchen and wiring for rear projection surround sound cinema are complemented by terrace entertaining with city views and remote control louvres. Downstairs accommodation includes main bedroom with fabulous ensuite and outdoor retreat. Heating, air-conditioning. Two car garaging. Storage room.

Auction

Saturday 2nd June at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 5.15-5.45pm & Saturday 3.15-3.45pm

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Oliver Bruce 0409 856 599 Lisa Jarrett 0408 053 623

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Web

www.96rossstreetportmelbourne.com

Office

119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999

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PORT MELBOURNE 70 Spring Street East The exceptional style and scale of this stunning Edwardian residence exceeds all expectations. Behind the classic façade, a striking hallway leads to sitting room (OFP), two bedrooms (BIRs) and limestone bathroom complemented upstairs by main bedroom with designer en-suite/WIR and study/4th bedroom. Northern light streams through generous living/dining with state of the art Ilve kitchen opening to a north-facing courtyard. Features ducted heating, RC/airconditioning, alarm, powder-room, OSP via ROW.

Auction

Saturday 26th May at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1.30-2pm & 6-6.30pm & Saturday 1.30-2pm

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Oliver Bruce 0409 856 599 Lisa Jarrett 0408 053 623

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www.70springstreetportmelbourne.com

Office

119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999

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PRAHRAN 38 Packington Street Virtually opposite Lumley Gardens and just metres from High St, this totally charming freestanding timber Victorian residence´s stylishly presented spaces offer enviable lifestyle appeal. Period allure is highlighted by ornate ceilings and Baltic pine floors in the L-shaped hall flowing through to two double bedrooms (BIRs) and smart bathroom. Generous living room (OFP), well equipped kitchen and bright dining area open to a gorgeous private northeast paved courtyard/ garden. Features RC/air-conditioning and laundry.

Auction

Saturday 2nd June at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & 6.30-7pm Saturday 11-11.30am

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James Tomlinson 0408 350 684 Heather Elder 0413 273 079

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Web

www.38packingtonstreetprahran.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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SOUTH YARRA 69 Tivoli Road Glorious Victorian single level residence showcases refined elegance and modern comfort through arched hallway, sitting room, formal dining, main bedroom (BIR/ensuite), two further bedrooms and second bathroom. Light-filled casual living and dining with modern kitchen open to leafy westfacing garden. Features 5 marble OFPs, ducted heating, RC/ air-conditioning, alarm, laundry & double R/C carport via ROW. Land: 409sqm/4,398sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 19th May at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & 5-5.30pm Saturday from 10am

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Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913 Andrew Hayne 0418 395 349

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Web

www.69tivoliroadsouthyarra.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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SURREY HILLS 15 Boisdale Street This classic mid 1950s clinker brick home with a highly sought after northern rear aspect located opposite a reserve in the leafy Wattle Park precinct and is close to transport, schools, local shopping; presenting in excellent condition throughout the interior is ripe for renovation/extension to provide living areas compatible with today´s lifestyle or potential new home site (STCA). The home comprises of an entrance hall, sitting room, adjacent dining, two bedrooms (BIRS), period-style bathroom, separate WC, central original kitchen, sun room, laundry and single lock-up garage.

Auction

Saturday 26th May at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 10.15-10.45am

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Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581 Sam Evans 0439 355 039

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Web

www.15boisdalestreetsurreyhills.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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TOORAK 1/716 Orrong Road Captivating designer style, exceptional proportions and a stunning garden setting highlight the irresistible appeal of this luxurious boutique residence. American oak parquetry flows through hallway to sitting room, formal dining, sublime Miele/Smeg marble kitchen and living room opening to private northwest garden. Main bedroom with ensuite, WIR and retreat is complemented by three further bedrooms and bathroom. Features hydronic heating, air-conditioning, powder-room, laundry, irrigation, garage and OSP.

Auction

Saturday 26th May at 10.30am

Inspect

Wednesday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 12.15-12.45pm

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Justin Krongold 0403 163 355 Andrew Hayne 0418 395 349

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Web

www.1-716orrongroadtoorak.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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TOORAK 188 Williams Road Exquisite Hawthorn brick Victorian residence near Hawksburn Village superbly marries classic charm with contemporary elegance. Behind a high walled garden, the arched hallway introduces main bedroom with ensuite/WIR/ OFP, two further bedrooms (1OFP), 2nd bathroom, sitting room/study, stylish gourmet kitchen & generous living/dining opening to deep northeast garden with pool & studio/4th bedroom with 3rd bathroom. Ducted heating, 2xRC/air-cons, water tank, Euro-laundry, auto gates & 2xOSP. Land: 545sqm/5,861sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 2nd June at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 11.30-12pm

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John Manton 0411 444 930 Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913

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www.188williamsroadtoorak.com

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1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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HAWTHORN 23/1 Muir Street

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LEVEL 4, 75 FLINDERS LANE MELBOURNE VIC, 3000

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AUCTION SATURDAY

Camberwell 119 Wattle Valley Road Renovate, Rebuild or Redevelop - Note: Land size 1678 sqm or 18,062 sq ft 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. 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 a new home site or a redevelopment project (S.T.C.A). Auction: Saturday 19th May at 10.30am View: Thursday 12.00-12.30pm & Saturday from 10.00am Jeff Gole 0419 401 677 Andrew Harlock 0419 379 992

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AUCTION SATURDAY

Malvern East 53 Emo Road The Family Wish List - Includes A Tennis Court This fully renovated Victorian offers a 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, WIR’s and fully tiled spa bath en-suite, three/four further upstairs bedrooms, two opening to a balcony. Two additional bathrooms, one downstairs, complete family surroundings served by a large laundry, ample storage and carport. Land size 1025sqm approx. Auction: Saturday 19th May at 12.30pm View: Thursday 2.00-2.30pm & Saturday from 12.00pm Jeff Gole 0419 401 677 Rob Vickers-Willis 0412 210 066

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Toorak 5 Highgate Hill An Entertainer For Young And Old A cul-de-sac acknowledged as one of Toorak´s most desirable addresses complements distinctive external lines introducing exceptional dimensions of this five or six bedroom family home. Large formal living and light filled dining room are accompanied by modern kitchen/meals and sunny terrace overlooking north-facing garden and gas heated pool and spa. Downstairs, second kitchen/living leads to memorable entertaining space with wet bar. Library/home office, sauna, heating/cooling, four car garage...this home´s attractions are as extensive as they are adaptable with a minor update. This elite allotment´s second frontage to St Georges Road enhances . outstanding new home site scope if so desired (STCA). Land size approximately 876sqm. Private Auction: Thursday 31st May View: Wednesday 2.00-2.30pm, Thursday 1.00-1.30pm & Saturday 2.00-2.30pm Tim Derham 0438 332 844 Jock Langley 0419 530 008

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Armadale 29 Denbigh Road Surroundings Of Sublime Style Evocative Federation era spaces and contemporary dimensions by Gunn Dyring Architects achieve outstanding success throughout this superb 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom family home. Elegant sitting room and formal dining room are matched by light filled state-of-the-art spaces for informal living, dining and entertaining and an open-plan kitchen which marries form to function with evident success. Beyond, decked outdoor dimensions beneath automatic louvres, barbeque kitchen, self-cleaning swimming pool and gym/pavilion with infrared sauna form an unforgettable backdrop. A beautiful library retreat enjoys its own garden access. C-BUS, BOSE sound, security, single garage plus 3 additional car spaces - every element reflects the pursuit of perfection. Private Auction: Tuesday 5th June View: Wednesday 5.30-6.00pm, Thursday 11.00-11.30am & Saturday 12.00-12.30pm Tim Derham 0438 332 844 Kate Cusack 0438 334 374

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AUCTION SATURDAY

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.

Toorak 8/27 Wallace Avenue Two Minutes From Toorak Village This bright, updated apartment´s lifestyle appeal and investment performance are each enhanced by its immediate proximity to Toorak Village. A living/dining area of impressive size, complemented by a full width under-cover balcony, is matched by the modern style of a contemporary kitchen featuring outstanding city views, casual meals space and stainless steel appliances. Two double bedrooms, each with built in robes and attractive natural light, share a renovated central bathroom. Ducted heating ensures comfort. Security entrance and a car space confirm first class, credentials for owner-occupiers or investors alike.

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Auction: Saturday 19th May at 10.30am View: Thursday 12.30-1.00pm & Saturday from 10.00am Jock Langley 0419 530 008 Andrew Harlock 0419 379 992

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Kooyong 4/430 Glenferrie Road Spectacularly Spacious The combination of huge, single level spaces and private courtyard dimensions define this outstanding 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom townhouse. Adjacent to the cafes, shops and transport of Kooyong Village this is one of only 8, with a striking security entrance off quiet Monaro Rd. Luxuriously large living and dining areas open to equally impressive outdoor proportions, an adjoining study adds to the sense of space. Separate kitchen/meals featuring stone benches and European appliances enjoys its own outdoor access. Ducted heating. Store room and secure garaging.

Auction: Saturday 2nd June at 10.30am View: Thursday & Saturday 2.00-2.30pm Andrew Harlock 0419 379 992 Tim Derham 0438 332 844

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Abercromby’s 1075 High Street Armadale Telephone 9864 5300 Email sales@abercrombys.com.au

ONE OF BEACON COVE’S FINEST HOMES This stunning freestanding 4 bedroom residence is cleverly zoned with 4 separate living areas including downstairs rumpus room. Recently renovated and extended to exacting standards with parkland outlooks from all rooms, the new owners will have nothing to do but just move in and enjoy! Features include new gourmet kitchen with Miele appliances + Vintec wine cabinet, ducted heating and cooling, internal intercom, north facing balcony with city views and remote double garage with great storage. Situated on a large north-facing allotment with generous outdoor and indoor entertaining only a short stroll to the beach, city light rail, Bay Street shopping and Port Melbourne Primary School, this would have to be the ultimate family home.

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PORT MELBOURNE 40 THE CRESCENT ID and contact details are required at all open for inspections

FOR SALE $1,925,000 VIEW Wed 12:45-1:15, Sat 1:30-2 & Sun 12:45-1:15 CONTACT David Lack 0418 996 265 Will Jonas 0419 335 519 OFFICE 100 Bay Street, Port Melbourne 8671 3777

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CANTERBURY 10 Monomeath Avenue A Magnificent Golden Mile Estate – Prestigious And Private! A rare opportunity to acquire a spectacular holding set in the elite environs of one Melbourne’s premier tree lined Avenues. Built to exacting standards and of tremendous proportions the imposing double brick residence is contemporary in its functionality whilst offering luxurious finishes and timeless style throughout. The abundant accommodation provides 4 large bedrooms, executive study / 5th bedroom, 4 bathrooms, grand entrance

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hall opening to sumptuous formal living & dining rooms and a serene sun-bathed family domain providing ‘box seat’ views across the tennis court, swimming pool, pool house and stunning Oriental themed landscape gardens. The home features excellent off street parking, accommodating up to 6 cars including substantial double garaging. LAND – 2,023 sqm (approx.)


Please note: Photo I.D. will be required prior to inspection.

Expressions of Interest. Close Tue 5th June 5pm View. By Appointment Thursday 11-11.30am & 66.30pm & Saturday 11-11.30am Call. Sam Wilkinson 0400 169 148 Daniel Bradd 0411 347 511 Scott Patterson 0417 581 074 Office. 553 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn

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BALWYN 6 Eyre Street Impeccable Credentials For A Luxurious, Low-Maintenance Lifestyle Striking an impressive pose in a sleepy pocket amidst exceptional schools, this stunning executive 4 bedroom/3 bathroom home perfectly balances family spatial demands with unrivaled easy-care luxury; and all with security, signature style and sweeping northern ranges views. Catering for high expectations and busy lifestyles, this flawless home features study, upper retreat, stylish formal and OP casual zones, consummate Miele kitchen, 2 night-lit decks, 6 car basement and 1800 bottle cellar.

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Auction. View. Call. Office.

Saturday 2nd June 12noon Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 2-2.30pm Daniel Bradd 0411 347 511 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


TOORAK 61 Clendon Road One Of Toorak’s Finest Estates Proudly sited on landscaped grounds by John Patrick 4770 sqm (51,340 sqft) approx. in one of Melbourne’s most prized locations, this significant family estate has been fastidiously restored and updated to capture the very essence of luxury living. The Spanish-inspired mansion features a magnificent blend of formal & informal living spaces, 5 bedrooms, 2 studies, 5 bathrooms, Gaggenau kitchen & other first class appointments such as a spa, large cellar, double & single garages. Also includes separate caretaker’s quarters.

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Expressions of Interest. Close Tue 22nd May 5pm View. By Appointment Call. Michael Gibson 0418 530 392 Gerald Delany 0418 355 337 Cher Coad 0412 252 858 Office. 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

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TOORAK 9 Montrose Court Architectural Perfection In The Heart Of Brilliant Toorak The American Walnut staircase bathed in glorious light encountered via an entrance hall of dramatic Bluestone shows why this breathtaking residence has featured in Vogue Living, print advertising campaigns and been nominated for an architectural award by Nixon Tulloch. Positioned in a quiet cul-de-sac, this 4 bedrm, 3 bathrm home creates a light-filled gallery environment with expansive spaces welcoming onto a north-facing garden, complete with swimming pool, designed by Jack Merlo.

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Expressions of Interest. Close Tue 29th May 5pm View. Wednesday 1-1.30pm & Thursday 55.30pm Call. Darren Lewenberg 0412 555 556 Nicole Gleeson 0414 809 221 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- ‘Swinford’ 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 Carrara 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

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TOORAK 607 Toorak Road Toorak Luxury Beyond Compare Originally designed by Marcus Martin (c. 1928), this prestige family estate delivers unprecedented luxury, privacy & comfort on approx. 1858sqm (20,000sqft). Renovated to the highest specifications, the grand residence features vast formal rooms (OFPs), large OPL zone with OFP, Miele kitchen with 2 pantries, stunning alfresco precinct with heated pool, main bedroom with marble en suite, WIRs, OFP & balcony; & 4 further bedrooms with en suites & WIRs. Also includes Paul Bangay gardens, 6-car garage plus OSP, cinema, cellar, games room, substantial storage & other lavish appointments throughout.

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Expressions of Interest. Close Tue 5th June 5pm View. By Appointment Call. Michael Gibson 0418 530 392 Gowan Stubbings 0412 269 999 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 51 Fairbairn Road Luxury Family Oasis Clever, intuitive design features prominently in this superbly constructed and appointed 3 bedroom plus study family residence designed by renowned architectural practice Hayball Leonard Stent. Expansive open plan living spaces flow effortlessly to outdoor entertaining offset by three large bedrooms, tranquil pool and every conceivable modern luxury throughout. Includes double garage, state of the art home automation, extensive basement cellar and spectacular city and park vistas.

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Expressions of Interest. Close Tue 29th May 5pm View. Wednesday 12-12.30pm & 5-5.30pm Call. Michael Armstrong 0407 063 263 Ross Savas 0418 322 994 Web. www.51fairbairn.com Office. 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

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TOORAK 34 Cloverdale Avenue Rare Offering With City Views And Dual Frontage This highly desirable property of 400m2 (approx) is situated at the top end of Toorak. Fronting both Cloverdale Ave & Vista Gve, this comfortable, solid brick 3 BR Edwardian stands in an elevated position with city views. The ideal dimensions and orientation of this allotment provide an outstanding opportunity to build a state-ofthe art residence (STCA) in a highly-prized position, enabling an enviable contemporary lifestyle. Minutes to Yarra, Como Park, Royal South Yarra Tennis Club & Toorak Village, with excellent proximity to leading schools, public transport and the freeway.

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Auction. View. Call. Office.

Saturday 2nd June 12noon Wednesday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 12.301pm Tim Picken 0419 305 802 Rebecca Edwards 0423 759 481 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

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


SOUTH YARRA 36 Anderson Street Iconic, Grand, Irreplaceable Designed to world-class standing directly opposite Melbourne’s iconic Royal Botanic Gardens, this illustrious, landmark ground-floor 5-bedroom, 4-bathroom plus study garden residence with heated pool, gymnasium & secluded alfresco entertaining represents the very best that Melbourne has to offer. Instantly impressive, the magnetic interior’s magnificent spaces are elevated to the highest European standards with luxurious Fine Art finishes, 4 opulent living zones, a Calcutta marble kitchen & parking for 4 cars.

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Expressions of Interest. Close Tue 12th June 5pm View. By Appointment Call. Michael Gibson 0418 530 392 Gowan Stubbings 0412 269 999 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 16, 2012 \ The weekly review 111


BLACK ROCK 522 Balcombe Road Spectacular Resort Living Delivering family living on a grand scale, this 5-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom 2-storey residence on 2,134 sq.m (22,970 sq.ft) is set back off the main road for complete seclusion and privacy. A rare offering in exclusive Black Rock and with views of the Bay, this stunning Resort-style property caters to corporate and casual entertaining in consummate style with a North/South championship tennis court, in-ground pool and spa house. 4 superb living areas are complemented by a large granite kitchen, and a ground-floor master bedroom with ensuite. Everything you could wish for is here in a perfect location - close to the beach, village shops, excellent schools and golf courses.

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Expressions of Interest. Close Wed 6th June 5pm View. By Appointment Call. Justin Follett 0405 996 822 Ian Jackson 0419 593 663 Office. 36 Carpenter (Cnr Church) Street, Brighton

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


BRIGHTON 34 Head Street Timeless Family Brilliance On The Golden Mile Nestled between the beach & parklands in an idyllic Golden Mile position, this elegant family residence features a formal sitting room with OFP, formal dining area, bright casual living zone, large kitchen, conservatory-style meals area & alfresco entertaining precinct with BBQ facilities & glass-fenced outdoor spa. Upstairs comprises a main BR with spa bath en suite, vast balcony & WIRs, 3 additional BRs with BIRs, skylit central bathroom & fitted study with adjoining gym. Further features include a ground floor powder room, separate laundry, secure double garage, heating/cooling, ducted vacuum, security, intercom, automatic gates & OSP.

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Saturday 2nd June 2pm Wednesday 1.45-2.15pm Stewart Lopez 0418 377 757 Ian Jackson 0419 593 663 Miranda Leeden 0499 475 616 36 Carpenter (Cnr Church) Street, Brighton

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$1.3M+

BRIGHTON EAST 2 Garden Avenue Rare & Exclusive Family Opportunity

ELWOOD 114 Mitford Street Stunning Architect Designed Family Home

Set on 946sqm w 80ft frontage approx., this 2-storey property comprises formal rms with OFPs, billiard rm, kit./meals, 5 BRs, study/6th BR with conservatory & 2 bathrms. Also feat. heat/cool, vast outdoor areas, 4-car gar., OSP, rainwater storage & irrigation system. Close to the golf course, schools & other amenities.

Designed by award winning architects Jackson Clements Burrows, this stylish home comprises 3 bedrooms, main with WIR and ensuite, second bedroom with BIR and central bathroom. Expansive open plan living/dining flowing onto a large north-facing established garden, laundry, heating/cooling & off street parking.

Auction Saturday 26th May 2pm View Saturday 1-1.30pm

Auction Saturday 26th May 12noon Alex Schiavo 0419 239 549 View Thursday 1-1.30pm & 5-5.30pm Ross Savas 0418 322 994 101 Dundas Place, Albert Park

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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

AUCTION SATURDAY

TOORAK 4/19 Bruce Street Style On The Village Fringe

TOORAK Residence 2, 8 Devorgilla Avenue Charming Pied á Terre

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.

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.

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

Auction Saturday 19th May 12noon View Wednesday 1-1.30pm

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

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

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AUCTION SUNDAY

TOORAK 2/28 Springfield Avenue ‘Tuileries’ - The Garden Apartment

ARMADALE 1 and 2, 28A Armadale Street Delightful Duplex With A Big Future

Brand new ground floor luxury apartment in this boutique development of only 5 aparts.Comp; sec entry, 3BRs (all ens) sep study, formal & informal liv & dining areas all overlooking garden, 3 basement car parks with storerm & lift access.

Enjoy the prospect of buying one or both, as endless possibilities await for these 2 strata-titled apartments being offered separately in this exclusive location. Apartment 1: Ground floor offering scope for renovation, 3BR’s, generous living/ family area opening onto a large garden with 2 OSP. Apartment 2: Elevated 1st floor, 2BR’s, living/dining, terrace & 2 OSP.

Auction Sunday 20th May 12noon View Wednesday 1-1.30pm Rodney Morley 0418 321 222 Andrew Tolson 0418 312 542

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

Auction Saturday 26th May 2 & 2.15pm Tom Staughton 0411 554 850 View Thursday 11-11.30am 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


AUCTION SATURDAY

MELBOURNE 93/1 Albert Road “The Domain” – Enviable Views

HAWTHORN EAST 49 Havelock Road Refined Art Deco Family Home

Positioned perfectly on the 9th flr this wonderful 2BR, 2 bathrm apart with a northern aspect, displays all the luxurious refinement that defines this iconic building. Entertainer’s kitchen, living/dining area opening onto a terrace with views of the Shrine, Botanic Gardens & the City, concierge, pool/gym & 2 OSP’s.

Classically renovated & extended Art Deco delight offering 2 street frontages, CDB views, 3 big BRs (BIRs), fully tiled bathroom, elegant formal living & dining rooms (OFP), granite kitchen adjoining large light family/meals area, fully landscaped gardens, secure 3 car OSP in a convenient location.

Auction Saturday 26th May 12noon View Wednesday 12-12.30pm, Thursday 6-6.30pm

Auction Saturday 19th May 1pm View Wednesday 12-12.30pm, Saturday 12.30-1pm

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

Cher Coad 0412 252 858 Daniel Bradd 0411 347 511 553 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn

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HAWTHORN EAST 14/28 Harold Street Stylish Al Fresco Entertainer

HAWTHORN 15 Randolph Street Stylish Victorian Gem

Indulge in the exciting lifestyle offered by this fabulous 2 bedroom apartment metres to the Junction. With own entry and basement parking, this impressive entertainer features chic Blanco kitchen/generous living stretching to huge north terrace where leafy views complement all al fresco occasions

Located close to parks, schools, transport & the Yarra, this lovely renovated Victorian features quality contemporary interiors & delivers 2 dble BRs with BIRs & OFPs, immaculate bthrm with lndry, smart kitchen, large living/dng with OFP, lush hedged c’yard garden, potential OSP via ROW, security, storage & heating/cool.

Auction Saturday 2nd June 11am Richard Spratt 0412 493 189 View Thursday 1.45-2.15pm, Saturday Daniel Bradd 0411 347 511 1.15-1.45pm 553 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn

Auction Saturday 2nd June 10am Tim Picken 0419 305 802 View Thursday 11-11.30am, Saturday Rebecca Edwards 0423 759 481 10.30-11am 553 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn

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


MORTGAGEE AUCTION

GLEN IRIS 229 Tooronga Road “Villa Tooronga” – Location Location

HawtHorn East 3/541 Tooronga Road Single-Level Serenity & Sunshine

Spanish Mission (circa 1929). 3 bed, 1 bath solid-brick one-of-a-pair. Renovated but deep western garden would suite extension, STCA. High ceilings, art deco features. Close to exclusive shops, trams, trains and schools. Land size: 443sqm approx.

Stroll just metres to parklands, local shopping and Riversdale Rd trams accessing nearby Camberwell Junction from this peaceful two bedroom villa unit set towards the rear of a quiet and compact garden block. The ideal opportunity for downsizers, first home buyers or investors, tastefully updated, secluded courtyard garden and lock up garage.

Auction Saturday 2nd June 11am View Thursday 12-12.30pm

Matthew Wassylko 0412 793 544 Peter Kudelka 0418 319 439 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

Auction Saturday 26th May 11am View Thursday 12-12.30pm, Saturday 11.30-12pm

Rebecca Edwards 0423 759 481 Tim Picken 0419 305 802 553 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn

AUCTION SATURDAY

SOUTH YARRA 2/100 Commercial Road Ticks The Boxes

PORT MELBOURNE 436 Williamstown Road Substantial Family Home On Approx 484Sqm

This affordable ground floor apartment has plenty to offer including 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 3 basement carparks and a private courtyard all within walking distance of Fawkner Park, St Kilda Road& Alfred Hospital.

Only 5 mins to beach, this home on huge 484sqm (approx.) feats a ground up renovation. Solid polished boards, chef’s kitchen, large OP living/dining areas with access to garden and private courtyard, formal living room with adjoining study, 3 BRs, (main with BIR and ens), 2 bathrooms, double LUG & secure OSP for 4 cars.

Auction Saturday 26th May 11am View Thursday 1-1.30pm

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

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Jacqui Ralph 0418 106 068 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

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

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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.

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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. 136 The weekly review \ May 16, 2012

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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 & 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 & many other fine schools - plus trams, train stations & 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. 6

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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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Kew 27 Heather Grove Secure your future in a location that has everything! Abundant 1940’s appeal characterises this classically attractive, sold brick English-style home on an elevated site, capturing the panorama of exceptional northerly views. Can further update with extension and/ or redevelopment options, STCA.Charming original lounge and dining areas are complemented by a traditional kitchen design balancing the three bed plus sunroom/study layout. Central bath,separate laundry and WC. Expansive garden offering outdoor entertainment & side-drive to single garage and fully- constructed cellar room. Land: 646 sqm (16.43m x 39.6m) approx. Close to private schools and only steps away from the Outer Circle Linear Park. 3

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Kew 99 Peel Street Gorgeous Edwardian delivers a fabulous family lifestyle! In a coveted locale this elevated period classic offers a spacious and versatile environment perfect for young & growing families. Warm and inviting, the home’s extended floorplan highlights 3 large bedrooms & 2nd living area/4BR, stylish main bathroom & 2nd bathroom with laundry, huge open lounge/family area complemented by a big familysized kitchen. Ducted heating, open fireplaces, polished floorboards & high ceilings throughout, plus front off-street parking, a delightful backyard garden with brick-paved entertaining area, storage shed & ROW potential. Walk to Kew Junction trams and cafés, close to Melbourne’s most prestigious schools including MLC, Trinity & Xavier. 4

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Thurs 2.30 - 3.00pm & Sat 12.00 - 12.45pm Sat 2nd June - 12.30pm 45 / D4 $980,000 - $1,070,000 Hawthorn/Camberwell 1153-1157 Burke Road, Kew 3101 > TEL 9944 3888 > CONTACT Suzie Blade 0407 633 663 Paul Walker 0418 323 122 > VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF > EPR > OFFICE

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Prahran 20 Murray Street Sophisticated, Stylish, Sensational. Have a swim at Prahran pool before work, relax in Victoria Gardens or walk to your favourite cafe on High Street. This is the lifestyle that is on offer in this sophisticated executive 3-bedroom, 2.5 bathroom plus an office tri-level residence enriched with the finest of finishes, eye-catching architectural lines & exceptional inclusions from a carport to hydronic heating & travertine flooring. A northern sitting room & a family living & dining room with a fireplace each open to courtyards, the granite kitchen is comprehensively appointed, the main bathroom has a spa, & the master bedroom features spa jets in the ensuite plus access to a top-floor custom fitted office. Complete perfection! 3

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Armadale 793 High Street Private, Stylish and Convenient! Privately set behind a high fence this stunning 2 bedroom period home comprises lounge with OFP & study nook, separate dining room, striking modern bathroom & stylish kitchen opening to north facing decked entertaining area.

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1 Thurs 12.30 - 1.00pm & Sat as advertised Sat 2nd June - 2.30pm 58 / F6 $1,000,000-$1,100,000 Armadale 835 High Street 3143 9509 0411 Fiona Martin 0423 582 866 Andrew Summons 0418 321 604

Glen Iris 14 Creswick Street Captivating Edwardian seamlessly blends traditional features with contemporary appointments. Irresistible interiors include leadlight entry, 3 bedrooms, sparkling bathroom, formal dining, kitchen/meals & sunny lounge.

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> VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF > EPR > OFFICE

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Hawthorn 9 Colvin Grove

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Thurs 1.00 - 1.30pm & Sat 12.00 - 12.30pm > AUCTION Sat 26th May - 1.00pm > MEL REF 45 / A8 > EPR $700,000 - $770,000 > OFFICE Hawthorn/Camberwell 1153-1157 Burke Road, Kew 3101 > TEL 9944 3888 > CONTACT Laurence Murphy 0421 829 028 Maurice Di Marzio 0419 182 276 > VIEW

Rich in history this extended single fronted Victorian cottage enjoys leadlight entry, 2 bedrooms, antique fireplace, bathroom, updated kitchen and sunny dining/family room. Plans and permits for second storey extension.

Mont Albert 27 Windsor Crescent

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6/85 Irving Road "Beleura" Exquisite Penthouse luxury with an extra level of flexibility. Reminiscent of a country estate with leafy views, this 3 bedroom plus study 3.5 bathroom 2-level "Gabor Hubay" Penthouse features 3 flowing living rooms, marble kitchen/meals. All bedrooms with BIR’s & ensuites. 2nd level: Bedroom/living with kitchenette, bathroom & huge sunfilled entertainment terrace. 3 carspaces & store room.

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3 Saturday 26 May at 12.00 Wed 1.00-1.45, Sat & Sun 2.00-2.45 Susan Wolper 0418 505 518 428 Toorak Road Toorak 9826 0000

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Low-maintenance lifestyle. This stylish town residence comprises formal lounge/dining, granite kitchen, family area leading to covered patio. Features powder room, double garage (internal access), security, ducted heating and split system A/C. No owners corporation fees.

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´Barridene´. Secluded, Spacious and Full of Inspiration. Set back from the street with leafy views of Myoora Road, this prestigious 3 generous bedrooms 2 bathroom 1st floor apartment provides superb proportions with its marble entry foyer, & enormous east-facing living & dining room. Includes dual lift access, resident caretaker, pool, ducted air conditioning, dual security undercover parking, store room & just metres to tram. Minor decoration would greatly enhance.

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2 Sunday 3 June at 12.00 Wed 2.00-2.45, Sat & Sun 1.00-1.45 Rodney Morley 0418 321 222 Susan Wolper 0418 505 518 428 Toorak Road Toorak 9826 0000

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MALVERN EAST 47 & 47A Burke Road Exciting opportunities abound with these charming semi detached Art Deco pair, both on the one title and offering entrance halls, large formal lounge with separate dining rooms, updated kitchens with meals area, updated bathrooms, 2 toilets in each, 2 spacious bedrooms, stunning large rear yards with own driveways leading to a garage. Perfectly suited for homebuyers, builders, investors to renovate/ extend (STCA) and make the most of this blue chip locale, just a short walk to Central Park, Monash University (Caulfield Campus) and Station. Also featuring beautiful Art Deco stained timber work, fireplaces, high ceilings, picture rails and so much more...Please note: both leased until 31/07/2013 returning $2600 per month. Photo ID required for inspections.

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1 Saturday 26 May at 12.00 Wed 12.00-12.30 Chris Karantzas 0413 944 034 Clare Rocke 0412 979 109 Richard Williams 0409 341 978 49 Atherton Road Oakleigh 9568 1188

AUCTION THIS SATURDAY

HAWTHORN 1/5 Summerlea Grove 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 Thu 1.00-1.30 & Sat 10.30-11.00 Nikki Gervasi 0438 166 116 Lou Lihari 0408 978 577 273 Camberwell Road Camberwell 9805 1111

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Perfectly located, this charming solid brick Californinan Bungalow has all the bones for a wonderful future. With sought after features including leadlight doors and windows, tapestry fireplaces and d/heating, the home offers comfortable living with plenty of scope to further enhance or extend into the generous garden. Comp: 3brm´s , ensuite, formal lounge and dining, central kitchen and family room. With a coveted position close to Chadstone Shopping Centre, schools, parks and transport. Land 678sqm approx

Ivanhoe D Mt Waverley D Oakleigh D Richmond D Toorak

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2 Saturday 2 June at 12.00 Wed 5.00-5.30 Clare Rocke 0412 979 109 Chris Karantzas 0413 944 034 49 Atherton Road Oakleigh 9568 1188

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ARMADALE 35 Hampden Road “Mon Rêve” Outstanding restored Art Deco mansion on 1858m2 fully landscaped with North/South tennis court, indoor pool, bay views and 4 level lift. Meticulously renovated and extended, it features formal sitting room, “piano” room + bar room. North terrace “alfresco” area, dining, informal sitting area, study, gourmet kitchen, home office and sauna/steam room. Upstairs: Master bedroom with ensuite, walk in robes and “nursery” room (eastern terrace). 4 further bedrooms (3 with ensuites). Top level: Den, south terrace + top-deck with bay outlook. Basement: Games room and 2 double garages.

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Closing Wednesday 6th June at 5pm (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday & Saturday 1.00 - 1.30pm By Appointment Warwick Anderson 0418 320 873 Mark Wridgway 0419 510 777 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 www.35hampdenrdarmadale.com.au May 16, 2012 \ The weekly review 143


SOUTH YARRA 27 Moore Street Architect designed by David Watson, this impressive as new residence comprises 3 bedrooms, main with ensuite and fitted walk in robes, well fitted study, light filled living and dining area opening to courtyard and heated lap pool. European style kitchen with imported Italian cabinetry with functional and impressive detail. Refrigerated three phase air conditioning, double glazed windows, all timber joinery from Milan, floor and wall tiles in limestone, automated secure off street parking, heating and cooling throughout and security alarm. 144 The weekly review \ May 16, 2012

Auction Saturday 2nd June at 2.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) View Wednesday & Saturday 12.00 - 12.30pm Call Tim Wilson 0419 726 769 Anthony Grimwade 0418 382 226 Office 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 Web rtedgar.com.au


MALVERN 86 Stanhope Street This boom style solid brick Italianate Victorian family residence offers period style, elegance and a wonderful opportunity for further improvements. Wide arched hallway, formal sitting room with bay windows, vaulted ceiling and marble open fireplace, master bedroom with ensuite, 2 further bedrooms with built in robes and marble open fireplaces, central bathroom and laundry. Kitchen to open plan family room with gas fireplace, opening to garden and undercover off street parking for 3 cars. Close to High St, Glenferrie Rd shops and transport and leading schools and parklands close by. Land 808m2.

Auction Saturday 2nd June at 1.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) View Wednesday & Saturday 2.00 - 2.30pm Call Anthony Grimwade 0418 382 226 Sarah Monaghan 0421 158 947 Office 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 Web www.86stanhopestmalvern.com.au May 16, 2012 \ The weekly review 145


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, there are 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 locations and in the heart of Melbourneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s private school district and parklands with easy access to shops, restaurants and cafes. 146 The weekly review \ May 16, 2012

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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


MURRUMBEENA 527 Neerim Road Charming period family residence set within mature garden surrounds on huge garden allotment of 1486m2 (16,000sqft) approx and a momentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 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 litres of water tanks and potential for further development or subdivision (STCA).

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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

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SOUTH YARRA 28 Clara Street Extended 3 bedroom single storey Victorian terrace home offers the opportunity to live in now and improve or to create your dream home. In one of South Yarraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s premier locations, this is a rare find comprising 273m2 (3000 sqft approx) of land, literally only metres from Chapel Street and Toorak Road restaurants and CBD transport. Large formal entrance hall, 3 double bedrooms with period features, central bathroom, light and bright rear extension with an open plan kitchen and informal living room and separate dining all opening to garden. Remote car access from a double width lane.

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Saturday 2nd June at 11.00am (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday 12.00 - 12.30pm David Colbran 0418 348 481 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 rtedgar.com.au FMR - Julian Robinson 0419 363 884

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Saturday 26th May at 1.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday 1.00 - 1.30pm Phillip French 0411 090 987 Andrew Smith 0413 309 605 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 rtedgar.com.au

SOUTH YARRA 1/19 Cromwell Road Set in the heart of vibrant South Yarra, this spacious Victorian residence circa 1897 is an exceptional opportunity to acquire a classic home with scope to renovate to its former glory or redevelop (STCA). Only moments to Hawksburn and Toorak Villages, Chapel Street, cafes, restaurants, respected schools and Hawksburn Station. Beautiful arched entry, formal lounge, separate dining, 3 kitchens, family room, 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 powder rooms, 9 open fireplaces, Baltic pine flooring, high ceilings, bay windows and off street car space. Land size 625m2 approx. 148 The weekly review \ May 16, 2012


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MELBOURNE 204/469 St Kilda Road ‘Park Central’ located on St Kilda Road offers stunning views over Fawkner Park and beyond, formal and informal living zones and brilliant resort facilities all within this highly sought and well maintained building. Features entrance foyer, 2 well sized bedrooms, main with ensuite, study/3rd bedroom, main bathroom, kitchen with meals area combined lounge and dining room opening to private terrace with stunning views. Other features include outdoor pool, gym and spa, caretaker, heating/cooling, 2 car parks and storage.

Auction Saturday 2nd June at 11.00am (Unless Sold Prior) View Wednesday & Saturday 11.00 - 11.30am Call Tim Wilson 0419 726 769 Anthony Grimwade 0418 382 226 Office 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 Web rtedgar.com.au

RICHMOND HILL 102 Rowena Parade Double fronted Victorian residence fully renovated family home situated on Richmond Hill within walking distance to the MCG, Bridge Road and Swan Street 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 12.00 - 12.30pm & 5.00 - 5.30pm Saturday 11.00 - 11.30am Call Sarah Case 0439 431 020 David Colbran 0418 348 481 Office 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 Web rtedgar.com.au May 16, 2012 \ The weekly review 149


BALWYN

BERWICK

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BLACKBURN

BOX HILL

CAMBERWELL

CAULFIELD

GLEN IRIS

GLEN WAVERLEY

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BALWYN

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BOX HILL

CAMBERWELL

CAULFIELD

GLEN IRIS

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BOX HILL

CAMBERWELL

CAULFIELD

GLEN IRIS

GLEN WAVERLEY

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BALWYN

BERWICK

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CAMBERWELL

CAULFIELD

GLEN IRIS

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BERWICK

BLACKBURN

BOX HILL

CAMBERWELL

CAULFIELD

GLEN IRIS

GLEN WAVERLEY

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“CUTTING COMMISSIONS NOT CORNERS”

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

Security, Privacy and a Botanic Setting

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 17th May 10.30-11am & Saturday 19th May 11-11.30am Auctioneer John Kaufman 0411 801 145

276 Inkerman Street, EAST ST KILDA 9527 154 The weekly review \ May 16, 2012

Apt 6, 2-6 Malmsbury Street

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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.

For Sale: Price: Open: Contact:

Private inspections via Ivan Green 0418 326 483.

Office:

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$685,000 by appointment Ivan Green 0418 326 483 Chris Ewart 0419 897 979 1161 Burke Road Kew 9817 0123


MONT ALBERT

9 Grace Street

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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: Price: Open: Contact: Office:

Saturday 19th May at 2.00pm $1,000,000 plus Thursday 2.00 - 3.30pm & Saturday 1.30 - 2.00pm Joseph Brancato 0430 464 111, Chris Ewart 0419 897 979 1161 Burke Road Kew 9817 0123

MONT ALBERT NORTH

448 Belmore Road

Affordable Family Home Original owners since 1960; now available for the next growing family or an ideal investment. Flowing floor plan, central hallway to 3 good sized bedrooms with built-in-robes, formal lounge and separate dining room, well equipped kitchen, family room and meals area all overlooking stunning leafy outlook. Basement playroom for the kids; or an office / wine cellar, bathroom, separate toilet, garage, workshop and carport. Features: gas ducted heating, air-conditioner, 3000L water storage system. Well maintained by original owner. Position perfect to public transport, shops, schools, parklands, walking/cycling tracks and city bound freeway. Auction: Price: Open: Contact: Office:

Saturday 26th May at 11.00am $630,000 plus Thursday 1.00 - 1.30pm & Saturday 12.30 - 1.00pm Joseph Brancato 0430 464 111, Russell Turner 0419 955 655 72A Doncaster Road Balwyn North 9859 9517

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CAMBERWELL 50 Seymour Grove

Powerful Seymour Serve - Prized Potential Winning is everything with this rare opportunity so give it your best shot and claim this magnificent allotment on highly sought-after Seymour Grove that measures a substantial 1,786 sq. metres (approx.). Unique development potential with north-facing rear moments to Camberwell Junction. Discover your land of opportunity on one of Camberwell´s elite tree-lined groves with this large block that represents one of the greatest openings seen in the area for some time. Achieve the best possible result with this remarkable land holding that enjoys enough space to construct a significant 156 The weekly review \ May 16, 2012

townhouse or apartment complex (STCA) within proximity to Burke Road, parkland, shopping, eateries, the Rivoli, excellent schools and a host of other blue-chip amenities. Currently 3 x en-tout-cas tennis courts and clubrooms.


Auction Inspect Land

Saturday 2nd June at 3pm Saturday 3-3.30pm 1,786 sq. metres approx.

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

Office Hawthorn 9810 5000 jelliscraig.com.au

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HAWTHORN 12 Goodall Street

Heritage Splendour One of Hawthorn´s finest homes since it first took its place amid prestigious surroundings, Grossmont c. 1880 is a grand Italianate Victorian residence that combines illustrious period integrity with discerning modern spaces amid a manicured garden of flowering blooms. Soaring decorative ceilings, imposing OFPs and majestic original proportions establish a refined heritage pedigree throughout splendid Formal Sitting, Formal Dining and Study/ 4th Bedroom before smartly renovated rear dimensions define relaxed Family Living and Dining expertly served by an elegant as new marble Kitchen with 158 The weekly review \ May 16, 2012

ILVE/ Liebherr appointments. Upstairs, 3 Bedrooms, OFPs, accompany a large family bathroom with spa, the substantial Main with extensive Camberwell Valley views, fitted WIR, dressing room and lavish en suite. Downstairs bathroom with sauna, northern alfresco entertaining terrace, hydronic heating, split air conditioning, remote double garage with adjoining gym/ storage. Walking convenience to Auburn Village and premier independent schools adds lifestyle ease to a setting of indisputable family success.


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Saturday 26th May at 2pm Thursday By Appointment & Saturday 12-12.30pm 936 sq. metres approx. www.12goodallst.com

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

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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 160 The weekly review \ May 16, 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 from 2.30pm 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 56 Campbell Street

Impressive Family Credentials on a Generous Allotment Graciously elevated behind sun-drenched gardens and opposite Outer Circle Trail Park, this c1928 period home exudes character, elegance and family harmony in a location of unquestioned allure. On a generous allotment of 871 Sqms (approx), the wide verandah introduces leadlight entrance, elegant lounge with bay windows, antique fireplace & open plan family/dining room adjoins expansive kitchen. A double bedroom and renovated bathroom complete downstairs, whilst upstairs delivers 2 bedrooms (main with ensuite), a study and vast northerly views. Rear entertaining domain opens to in162 The weekly review \ May 16, 2012

ground pool with tranquil gardens. Rich polished floors, ducted heating, airconditioning, alarm system and water tanks. Convenience is exceptional with enviable proximity to shops, prized schools, transport and parks. Renovate/extend or redevelop (STCA).


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Saturday 26th May at 3pm Thursday 12-12.30pm & 6-6.30pm & Saturday 2-2.45pm 871 Sqm Approx

Contact Liz Walker 0412 659 140 Greg Toogood 0418 385 440 Gordon Hope 0403 613 577

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MALVERN 11 Ethel Street

Distinctive Architect Designed Residence with Sumptuous Pool Delivering cutting-edge innovation and uncompromising style, this Japanese inspired contemporary residence boasts generous proportions, superb natural light and a position in one of Malvern´s most desirable pockets. Fluid interiors include memorable Living (open fireplace) and Dining spaces and a GAGGENAU/Miele equipped granite Kitchen with breakfast area, each with picturesque views to distinctive gardens. 4 impressive Bedrooms (3 with ensuite / walk in robes) are accompanied by a fitted Study and two additional Sitting rooms, one with Study area. A versatile above garage Retreat delivers 164 The weekly review \ May 16, 2012

sun-drenched Bedroom, Living space, Kitchenette and ensuite bathroom. Outdoors, magnificent gardens, paved entertaining areas and a sumptuous swimming pool and spa enhance this uniquely compelling home. Also features fitted laundry, garden store and double garage via rear ROW.


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Saturday 2nd June at 12noon Thursday 12.00-12.30pm Saturday 1.45-2.15pm 701 sqm approx

Contact Paul Williamson 0418 509 472 John Morrisby 0411 875 476 Paul Keane 0419 330 571

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