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ehab sounds like a pretty amazing place. Amy Winehouse sang about not wanting to go there, but anybody else who finds themself drowning from the weight of the baggage they drag with them seems able to go to this place and emerge happy, free and respectable again. They pay for it with their own reputation and their own money so they have every right to own the outcome. I am a lot less persuaded by the kind of free-of-charge, memory-free rehabilitation that seems to come to some high-profile people regardless of their missteps and controversies, such is the rush to elevate them again to the position of eminent public figure. The artist formerly known as Cat Stevens is one to currently enjoy the public pleasures of short-term memory. His new stage show, Moonshadow, has been cheerfully embraced by the country’s arts writers as yet another great show to premiere in an Australian city. Now known as Yusuf Islam, his music has been described as being set to reach a new generation of fans too young to remember Tea for the Tillerman. I remember that record. But am I the only one who also still remembers Yusuf on that notorious episode

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of Geoffrey Robertson’s Hypotheticals on the fatwa declared on writer Salman Rushdie by the then Ayatollah Khomeini? Asked by Robertson what he would do if Rushdie turned up at his door, Islam said: “I might ring somebody who might do more damage to him than he would like. I’d try to phone the Ayatollah Khomeini and tell him exactly where this man is.” And there was this exchange in 1989: Robertson: You don’t think that this man deserves to die? Islam: Who, Salman Rushdie? Robertson: Yes. Islam: Yes, yes. Robertson: And do you have a duty to be his executioner? Islam: Uh, no, not necessarily, unless we were in an Islamic state and I was ordered by a judge or by the authority to carry out such an act – perhaps, yes … Robertson: Yusuf Islam, would you go to a demonstration where you knew that an effigy was going to be burnt?

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Islam: I would have hoped that it’d be the real thing. Now, for years this was all we knew of Cat Stevens/ Yusuf Islam: a man with a pretty good songbook and a series of extraordinarily offensive comments to his name. He tried to wriggle out of their clasp, by the usual weasel words – he was “taken out of context”, he had “foolishly made light of certain provocative questions”, but he also went on to claim that he never called for the death of Rushdie nor backed the fatwa – a denial that is utter rubbish. Now he is in town, a gentle-looking éminence grise, and we all seem to forget that he was cold-bloodedly at the centre of one of the most dangerous and potentially murderous controversies of our time, that resulted in the loss of liberty and fearful life in hiding of one of the greatest writers of our age. Yes, people can make mistakes and be rehabilitated. They can atone. They can do their time. But as far as I can tell, Islam hasn’t done this: in fact, he’s claimed it’s everybody else’s problem by denying the meaning of what he said. Call me stubborn, but on that basis, I don’t forgive them. And I most certainly will never forget what they said. \

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Virginia Trioli is on leave from presenting ABC News Breakfast. an extended version of this column appears online

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cover story Good planning, plenty of time out and roles with variety are what keeps Guy Pearce on the rails, writes PETER WILMOTH.

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e’s very recognisable sitting in this hotel room in jeans and casual shirt, those cool specs and a bit of relaxed stubble, but Guy Pearce is unrecognisable in his new film Prometheus. Five hours of make-up every day will do that. Listening to the utterly unpretentious Pearce with his less-than-jubilant attitude towards celebrity, it’s tempting to imagine he might have wished he had five hours’ worth of make-up on at the height of Neighbours craziness in the 1980s. In the new sci-fi epic Prometheus, Pearce is certainly lost in the character. “Started at 3am and I’d be ready at 8am,” Pearce says in a hotel room at Southbank. “Ten pieces had to be applied, then painting, then colour. Could only shoot till three in the arvo because you need a break after 12 hours.” He shot for 20 days over five weeks but it was physically intense. “I was surprised I could deal with the five hours in the morning. The prospect of it. You imagine knowing you’ve got to sit in a chair for five hours while people glue stuff onto you. But it was fascinating watching the Italian couple – who were actually a couple – doing it. It was interesting watching them bicker about how things should be done. And they were right into music, so I’d play them Silverchair and Powderfinger and great Aussie stuff and they were playing bands I’d never heard of before.” Prometheus, directed by Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner), is a 3D return to the sci-fi genre to tell about a team of explorers who discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, which leads to a battle to save the future of the human race. It is a big film that, because Scott chose not to rely on computers for the look, needed a big studio. “The whole thing was a fascinating experience,” Pearce says. “All the sets – the world we entered, and I wasn’t there for a lot of it – would perhaps in a lot of films these days be done on a computer later. “Ridley builds all of this stuff, prefers to work that way. So to walk on set and see all this was fascinating. He extended the biggest Pinewood studio by another 20 per cent. Because he does have a great vision and he does see the big picture. “We were all aware of Ridley’s films, aware of Alien, and just to be a part of something that everybody is anticipating … There was that kind of energy hovering in the air as well. It was a very memorable experience and a real honour.” It has been a strong few years for Pearce with some highly acclaimed roles. He starred in the critically lauded The Proposition (2005), directed by John Hillcoat, with whom he worked again on The Road. He portrayed pop artist Andy Warhol in Factory Girl and Harry Houdini in Gillian Armstrong’s Death Defying Acts. He was Edward VIII in Tom Hooper’s Academy Award-winning The King’s Speech. Last year he won an Emmy for his role opposite Kate Winslet in Mildred Pierce. In his acceptance speech, he noted that he “got to have sex with Kate Winslet many, many times”. He then good-naturedly apologised to his wife, who was in the audience, laughing. But it hasn’t always been a smooth ride. Pearce learnt a lot about himself in 2001 when he had the largest of what was a series of mini-burnouts. He’d had enough and was even questioning his future in acting. “I had a bit of an overload in 2001, where I just went, ‘Hang on, I need to stop’,” he says. “I went, ‘I need to take a year off’.

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In that time I realised a lot of things. It was a lot about looking at the validity of acting, whether I wanted to keep doing it. I was really grumpy with everyone for the year-and-a-half before that, so I just thought, ‘I have to sort this out; this is no good’. And one of the big parts of it was I realised I did need the break between jobs. You would have mini-burnouts along the way.” The work had started to overwhelm the rest of his life and he needed to take stock. “I just hated everybody around me at any given moment and I just knew I had to sort that out. I like to be fun and have a good time and laugh and make people laugh. I just went, ‘I am just being horrible to everybody’.” He took time out, and it worked. Now, 11 years later, he is in a very good place. He lives in bayside Melbourne and, despite a healthy Hollywood career, wouldn’t have it any other way. I asked him how he juggles working there and living here. “It’s not a juggle at all,” he says. “It’s just the way it works. I’ve got a bit of a system going. If I go to America for any reason, to do publicity for something, or film or something, or to do post-sync (post-production), I will then stay on for another week and do the rounds, go to meetings with directors, read scripts. I’ll do that a couple of times a year.” He feels blessed he can live in his own city. “Absolutely. I feel like it’s a bonus. I view myself as an Australian, an Australian

Tracey has an intellectual disability and young Guy watched his mother, Anne, working hard to bring up her two children without her husband. He has never lost the sense of responsibility that he felt as a young boy. With the roles he accepts and the staggered shoot schedules, Pearce has managed to maintain his sense of career/life balance that was once out of whack. If he’s away working too long, Pearce feels the pull of home. “I go, ‘Need to go home, need to go and see my sister, need to go and see mum’.” No one has ever accused Pearce of being vulnerable to typecasting. He chooses a role according to whether he finds it interesting or whether it’s sufficiently different to previous roles. Also, the timing has to be right. “It’s a necessity as far as I’m concerned,” he says of playing varying roles. “I don’t do it consciously in trying to be different all the time. Even when I was a kid and I did theatre in Geelong I was always totally up for one minute playing the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz and the next doing something utterly different. “Having grown up in the world of theatre where you do this direction, that direction, it’s not unfamiliar to me. I found doing Neighbours for four years and Snowy River for four years that it ends up being really frustrating because you just tire of that same character. What’s fascinating about this job is being

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actor looking to do Australian work ,and anything that comes outside of that from England or America, I go, ‘Oh, bonus’. So the idea of moving overseas feels really weird to me.” Pearce has a deep connection with Melbourne. “I just love it. My friends are here, my family’s in Geelong. I’m asked that question all the time and my agent said, ‘It might be good for you to think about moving here’. But that’s like saying, ‘You might like to go and live in Iceland’. It’s never going to happen. It was proven quite early on that I could function enough just being there the short times I was there. “I found I’d go and do publicity for something, do a week of meetings and I’d get a job out of it. I’d go, ‘Great, I’ll go home for a few months before the job starts and then come back’. “And I don’t want my life to all be about work, because I feel it sort of is anyway. Being an actor is like running your own little business. And I do a lot of stuff myself. Not to take anything away from (my three agents) who are spread around the world, because they do a lot for me as well. But I don’t have a personal assistant. I’m the one contacting producers saying, ‘We could do the fly from Melbourne to LA but it might be better to get a round-the-world ticket because we could stop in Europe on the way’ … I’m in charge of it all.” He smiles. “I’m just a control freak. Most of it can be done on email. I’d rather be in my own office looking out on the dogs in the backyard and go out to a café with my wife (Kate Mestitz).” Family is very important to Pearce. In 1976, six years after he’d moved to Australia with his parents and older sister Tracey, his father Stuart, a test pilot, was killed at work.

able to delve into different worlds and explore it for a while and then kind of shed it like a skin and move onto the next thing.” He gets three or four scripts a week. “Out of those a lot are not financed yet. It’s a real variety that comes in. Most films that I read don’t quite do it for me. The film’s kind of interesting but the role – there’s nothing there, or whatever happens. Or it might not be right for in the moment. It might be something I might have done five years ago. Or I’d done something that’s a bit like it. I like to be surprised. It’s all about being surprised for me. It’s all about being inspired and excited by something.” Pearce says it’s critical to stay fresh and enthusiastic, and that overwork can kill off the mojo. “As an actor you can become vacuous and have nothing to offer,” he says. You need to refill the well? “You do. So I’ve taken the first six months of this year off because the last two years has been a bit non-stop.” He’s looking after himself. “I realised I had to.” Did he find if he didn’t do that he would start phoning in his performance? “Not phoning it in but just really struggling to find it, to find the character. Everything felt fake because I would know I had to be angry in this scene and just didn’t have the energy to be angry, so I’d be trying my hardest and it would feel fake.” After meeting Pearce and listening to the passion for keeping it real, no one could ever accuse him of being fake. \ pwilmoth@theweeklyreview.com.au we welcome your feedback @ www.theweeklyreview.com.au/cover-story

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n 18-year-old girl is currently suing Geelong Grammar alleging that the school is responsible for her not getting into the law school of her choice. Her mother is also claiming damages for financial loss that she alleges was caused by the school. She had to move house when her daughter changed schools, and says she lost $450,000 in income after having to close down her chocolate fortune-cookie business. If they are successful, I need to talk to my kids’ teachers now about making sure both of them end up being PhDs. I’d also like them to be socially aware, community-minded, play the piano and be able to cook, and if they can’t do all these things by the time they’re 17, I’m calling the lawyers. And then I’m going to find out how to set up a chocolate fortune-cookie business – who knew you could

school for, but my academic performance isn’t one of them. The fact that we were made to wear green skirts with brown socks, and were subsequently called grasshoppers, is one. Or that some teachers in earlier years preferred to turn a blind eye to serious issues – self-harming, violent teenagers, kids clearly at risk or hiding unwanted pregnancies – instead focusing on whether we had our blazers on down at the local shops. That being different, a bit loud or expressive, or not always totally engaged in geography and goddam biology was a punishable offence. And that we were made to learn typing, sewing, knitting, softball, tennis, hockey and how to cook sausages and vegetables, but nothing about Australian history pre-Captain Cook. And my school was a good one. In the end we all scraped

pay Geelong Grammar school fees by baking biscuits? These guys aren’t the only ones suing. In the US one man sued his son’s school for demoting the boy from the accelerated learning program to normal English classes, because he cheated on an assignment. The dad says the school ruined his son’s chances of being accepted into an Ivy League college. Apparently the cheating kid had nothing to do with it. And in Britain, they say 10 children a week take their schools to court for hurting themselves in the playground. One kid scored more than £30,000 for landing badly during a high jump in gym class. Schools have a duty of care towards our kids, of course, and litigating because they’ve failed to protect children from bullies or to sufficiently educate children with special needs is one thing. But isn’t it a bit much to sue after not getting into a course of choice? There may have been others factors at play here – ability, motivation, aptitude, IQ? I don’t know. There are a lot of things I’d consider suing my old high

\ KATRINA HALL ON THE THORNY ISSUE OF SUING through our HSC, and we’re all nursing and teaching and accounting and doing all sorts of things all over the place now. Some of the students we thought would top the class didn’t, of course – that always happens – while others came up from the rear and excelled. But none of us could have predicted the final outcome. And I wonder, do we as a society really need to be so litigiously inclined that we sue our schoolteachers after not getting into the course of choice? Why not our parents for passing on bad genes, or not making us as clever as we’d like to be? Or our peer group or our first loves, for distracting us from our school work? Me, I need to sue Channel Nine. It played The Thorn Birds series the week before my HSC legal exam. I’m sure I could have gotten into law if not for that. \ khall@theweeklyreview.com.au

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aringa Estate’s Julian Hills is preparing a rabbit and pine mushroom rotolo, with a thyme beurre noisette, for the Mornington Peninsula’s Winter Wine Fest this Saturday. It’s a finely wrought, elegantly presented dish that stood out in an array presented by some the region’s top restaurants during a promotional lunch at Port Phillip Estate a few weeks ago. Importantly, it made me want to sample more of Hills’ food and, I admit, it was justification for another lunch on a gorgeous autumn afternoon in Red Hill. Locals are understandably proud of the Mornington Peninsula’s food and wine scene. Regional wines have been winning acclaim for many years, but more recently a growing number of restaurants have gained accolades too. So, this year, the 21-year-old wine weekend (June 9-11) has a strong emphasis on the area’s cuisine. Nine award-winning venues – La Petanque, Montalto Vineyard and Olive Grove, Port Phillip Estate, The Long Table, Tractor Restaurant, Salix Restaurant, Max’s at Red Hill Estate, Two Buoys café and Paringa Estate – are participating in the Saturday session at Red Hill Showgrounds, alongside 150 wines from about 50 wineries. For Hills, who moved to the area late last year, it’s an opportunity to showcase his European-inspired food and his admiration for the wines created by Paringa Estate’s owner, Lindsay McCall, which six months ago lured him away from The Courthouse in North Melbourne. Hills has worked in the US, Spain and Andorra, and in Melbourne, also in the kitchens of The European and Middle Brighton Baths. He employs classic flavour combinations that, in turn, work with McCall’s refined and often complex wines. Despite a wine tasting before lunch, I didn’t match the wines I had with my meal as well as I might have. I chose a glass of the estate-grown pinot gris with my poached marron entrée. The fine shellfish offering was surrounded by a gorgeous autumn-toned swirl of buttered carrot and chorizo purée, delicate chards of grilled leek and cubes of chorizo and paprika-oil flavoured jelly. The wine’s fresh pear and apple characteristics were pleasant enough with the dish, but a better choice would have been the buttery, nutty flavours of the lightly oaked estate chardonnay that I had to follow. The crisper notes of the pinot gris would have paired more favourably with my main dish – a respectfully treated fillet of blue-eye served beside a rich haricot bean ragu,

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finished with delicate strands of just-cooked cuttlefish. Its accompanying sauce nero – a finely textured marriage of squid ink, lemon and black garlic – was given body and texture with judicious use of potato.

The fad for wine matches listed on menus has faded, hasn’t it? But it would work rather nicely in this setting. My dining companion enjoyed the same pinot gris with his confit pork belly entrée, which was carefully rolled and married with toasted fennel and garlic, and accompanied by a pair of mirror-image pieces of excellent orange and broad-bean-filled tortellini. A delicate walnut vinaigrette brought the flavours together. With his main dish – a poached and roasted duck breast, with a braised leg and hazelnut croquette – he went for a classic pinot pairing, choosing the estate’s award-winning 2009 vintage. Its cherry and spice flavours worked nicely with the crisp-skinned poultry, its sweet date purée and its finishing touches of orange and fennel. Hills’ food and McCall’s wines are an excellent pairing, that, I think, will continue to send the accolades flowing south. \ ltolra@theweeklyreview.com.au To read more reviews, visit www.theweeklyreview.com.au/food

ndy Doughton is making his Flinders mussel and house-smoked pork-belly chowder. It’s one of two dishes that the nine-year-old The Long Table restaurant in Red Hill is preparing for this Saturday’s wine fest. A divine-smelling ham stock has been pre-prepared, as has a buttery-looking purée that Doughton calls corn cream. As he talks about his restaurant, his cooking and his love of things local, Doughton is covering the base of a cast-iron pan with timber chips, dried vine leaves and hazelnuts. A saucer-sized piece of pork belly is tucked in the centre. He sets the pan over a roaring jet and shakes it until its kindling catches alight. He covers it with a matching pan and puts the combination in the oven for a few minutes. Meantime, he dices handsome-looking jersey blue potatoes, shows me the delicate dehydrated pork skins he’ll use for garnish – and raves over the Flinders mussels heading for the pot. Sweet-smelling smoke is drifting from the oven and Doughton pulls the pan out rapidly. He returns it to the stove and sets the charred contents alight again. The potatoes, stock and corn cream are combined in a pot. Some torn ham hock has been tossed in, too. The smoked pork belly is removed and diced. Some cream and a handful of shelled mussels are added. Smoky paprika is the only spice used – somewhere near the end. Swiftly, a pottery dish is on the bench, filled with the intense textural broth, topped with the pork crackling. \

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The picturesque vineyard setting more than makes up for the 90-minute drive from Melbourne, and inside this charming restaurant and cellar door, the chunky, stone-wrapped fireplace, corrugated-iron cladding around the bar area, timber-lined ceilings and terracotta-tiled floors create a classic rusticity. Leadlight windows featuring plump purple grapes are reflected in the matching tones of a low-slung corner couch setting, but most of the colour comes from the stunning backdrop of grapevines against the hills beyond. Crisp white tablecloths add a touch of formality. \ june 6, 2012 \ The weekly review 13


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to famous wines, while others have small patches of vines that produce small, often exceptional parcels of grapes but don’t produce volumes large enough for the big players to take an interest. But there are plenty of winemakers interested in these grapes, and they are producing some of the region’s most exciting wines. “When I was at Yalumba, we had growers who would produce just a tonne of fabulous grapes, but we couldn’t take them,” says Smith. It’s not that the big companies don’t want to take the grapes, it’s just the economics and practicality of dealing with a huge number of producers that proves logistically too difficult to manage. Or it could be the variety of grapes they are growing is out of fashion for large markets, such as the varieties mataro and touriga nacional. Like many smaller winemakers who have worked at large Barossa wineries in the past, Smith Fat, remembered these growers and looked them up gnarled when he started his own label 10 years ago. vines are The accessibility to great-quality grapes laid out like without the need to invest huge amounts of a carpet money in buying vineyards to get started is what makes the Barossa such an important, and great, wine region. The vineyards stay the same but the interpretation of their sites changes with each new winemaker that makes wine from their grapes. \ bthomas@theweeklyreview.com.au

\ BEN THOMAS MArvElS AT THE

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few months ago I spent several days travelling through the Barossa. It’s a fascinating, beautiful place with fat, gnarled vines laid out like a carpet across what appears to be the whole valley. It seems that, in the 150-odd years since vines were first planted here, every spare patch of dirt has been devoted to them. Names such as Penfolds, Rockford, Peter Lehmann and Torbreck are known to a wide wine-drinking audience and the region’s rich heritage is on display before you even step into a cellar door. As you drive around, huge signs by the side of the road name the vineyard and the winery the grapes go to. If just being in wine country isn’t enough to get a thirst on, the signage is. Many of these vineyards are owned and tended by growers who have contracts to supply grapes to wineries, which turn the grapes into wine. It’s a rather different proposition to most other wine regions in Australia, where, more often than not, those who grow the grapes turn them into wine. “Growers grow grapes better than I can, and I can make wine better than they can,” is the simple philosophy of winemaker Tim Smith, of Tim Smith Wines, who has been making wine in the Barossa for the past 20 years. The relationship between grower and winery can be difficult at times, especially when there’s a wine glut and the big corporations have commercial decisions and shareholders to answer to. There’s the famous story of winemaker Peter Lehmann, who started his own label when his grower mates’ contracts were torn up by the big corporate wineries in the late 1970s. Peter Lehmann now sources grapes from 185 local growers. Some growers have vast vineyards that supply grapes

Ben was a guest of Peter Lehmann Wines during his visit to the Barossa.

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Only 2388 bottles were made of this blend of mataro (58 per cent), grenache (17 per cent), cinsault (15 per cent) and syrah (10 per cent) and it’s a lovely wine from a tough vintage. Unfined and unfiltered, it has a bright bouquet of plum, spice, blueberry, earth, cherry and ironstone minerality. Similar complex flavours are concentrated, but carry along the tongue with a light touch. A fine mesh of tannin is a highlight of the seamless structure. A good cellaring prospect, this will be released on July 1. Food match \ Chorizo and chestnut soup

seductive

(Barossa) $25; 14.5% ★★★★ ½

(Barossa) $36; 14.5% ★★★★ ½

Sourced from vineyards in the Barossa and Eden valleys (a 75/25 split) this sees time in French and American oak. It has lifted aromas of blackberry, dark cherry, pepper, spice and vanilla and has a deep core of complex cherry, raspberry, blackberry and a citrus note that adds a light touch. A smooth mouthfeel and fine powdery tannins are a highlight, as well as bright acidity that gives the rich flavours a bit of pep.The flavours build and build on exit, with red fruits and dark cherries filling the mouth. Food match \ Barbecue butterflied leg of lamb

Here’s an insider’s tip: this is owner and winemaker Dave Powell’s favourite Torbreck wine to drink. It’s a blend of grenache, shiraz and mataro sourced from around the Barossa, with an average vine age of 30 years. A rich, earthy wine with notes of cherry, blackberry, plum and graphite minerality, it has a seductively smooth mouthfeel and a good grip to the tannins with vibrant acidity keeping things light and bright. It’s dangerously drinkable. Food match \ Grilled rib-eye

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Tim Smith Barossa Shiraz 2010

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First Drop shares a winery with Tim Smith called Home of the Brave and is producing some really interesting wines. A 50-50 blend of shiraz and monastrell, this comes from a vineyard near Rosedale in the south-west of the Barossa. Bright aromas of blackberry, boysenberry, cherry, aniseed, spice and loam lead to savoury, earthy flavours of cherry, blackberry and cured meat. Its structure is a highlight: silky smooth, with sandy tannins and good length to the drying finish. Food match \ Rabbit stew

Peter Lehmann Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 (Barossa) $18; 14.5% ★★★★

The Peter Lehmann portrait series – with the silhouette of Peter Lehmann dominating the label – is ubiquitous and, I suspect, often dismissed because of that. Don’t go down that path. It is a great value range of wines. This is one of the best, with leafy blackcurrant, blueberry, mint and cedar aromas. In the mouth, it has alluring flavours of mulberries, blackcurrant, vanilla and dried herbs along with a smooth texture and powdery tannins. Great midweek winter drinking. Food match \ Veal cutlets with capers

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n July 2009, five months after the Black Saturday fires had incinerated more than 450,000 hectares of Victoria and left 173 people dead, Caroline Eshak-Liuzzi stocked her four-wheel-drive with art supplies and drove to Marysville. A few months earlier, Eshak-Liuzzi had set up a not-for-profit mobile art assembly group called the Art Cabriolet (AC). Like so many Victorians after the fires, she wanted to help: taking canvases and paint to the devastated community, she thought, might offer a creative distraction. “I’ll never forget the first day I drove up there. It was bucketing down with rain, and you could see the Black Spur,” she says, recalling her first sighting of the mountain range north-east of Melbourne. “It was so black and traumatised.” A few weeks earlier Eshak-Liuzzi had met Peri Dix, the principal of Marysville Primary School, at an AC charity night. After chatting with Dix, Eshak-Liuzzi agreed to visit the former timber town and begin art lessons with the children. For many people’s imaginations when they think of the bushfires, the images of the complete obliteration of Marysville are the first that come to mind. Thirty-four people died and 530 homes and properties were destroyed, including 95 per cent of the town’s businesses. But perhaps the biggest blow was the much-loved Marysville Primary School, a wooden schoolhouse fronted by huge oak trees, which had stood proudly at the town’s heart since 1870. No one was left untouched by the tragedy. “Most of the families lost not only their school, but their homes and a community as well as loved ones,” says Dix. “And then there were others dealing with the loss of best friends, and neighbours moving away.” Two weeks after the fire, the children were relocated to a temporary school site in Taggerty, a town 20 kilometres away. After the chaos and devastation, Dix’s priority was to reinstate a routine that included maths lessons, basketball games and skipping in the playground. Yet something was missing. Eshak-Liuzzi says: “They used to have this beautiful mudbrick building that was a cooking (and) art house. One side was full of ovens and the other was full of materials. But after the bushfires the government’s priority was their education, so the Art Cabriolet became the art teacher.” Established in March 2009, the Art Cabriolet implements art programs designed to emotionally strengthen the well-being of children enduring physical and mental trauma. Financed through fund-raising events, government grants and private and corporate donations, AC provides paints, brushes, canvases, modelling clay and collage materials for activities that encourage artistic expression as well as engagement. Over the past decade, using art as a form of therapy has increased in popularity: it is offered as a therapeutic and diagnostic tool where the emphasis is on the process rather than the end product. “The process of creating art can allow us to enter a meditative state,” says Bobbie Pritchard, an arts facilitator and support worker at Second Story, a recovery program at the Prahran Mission. “Therapeutic expression promotes a release of emotions, getting the experience out of our mind and body … It can lift our spirits when we are wounded or inflicted by pain, feeling discontentment, helpless and disengaged.” Eshak-Liuzzi, a mother of three boys, first came up with the idea of AC after she left architecture to pursue a career in the visual arts. “I remember thinking I can communicate with children, I can pretty much make most kids smile, so why not see if I can do something with art and something with kids,” she says. “When I began investigating a gallery to hang my work in, by default I was introduced to the principal. Then it was all kind of a chance thing. It wasn’t something I set out to do. It all just fell into place.” For two years, Eshak-Liuzzi and a volunteer travelled every Tuesday to Marysville. Teaching two art classes, they were able to provide an hour’s creative learning for 32 children. When I visited with Eshak-Liuzzi last year, the children, dressed in green-and-yellow uniforms, are beaming when they see her walking through the school gates, canvases in hand. Two of the boys have to disentangle themselves from the monkeybars to join the masses. “You should have heard the little kids when they knew you

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were coming,” says primary student Lily. “They all just started screaming in assembly.” With her megawatt smile and genuine enthusiasm, it’s easy to see why the children are mesmerised by Eshak-Liuzzi’s classes: “Paint whatever you like and mix all the colours because today we’re doing Crazy Art.” Crazy Art – another term for abstract – permits the children to paint whatever they like. Volunteer Dorothy Alcaide, who first met Eshak-Liuzzi through their son’s kindergarten, says this is easily the favourite art theme.

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shak-Liuzzi always encourages the children to be passionate about their artwork. She only ever uses canvases “to make them feel special”, and motivates them to exhibit their artwork – whether in their bedroom, classroom or an art show. Once the instructions are set – not too much water, always paint the borders, everyone must wear a smock, nobody can mention the word “can’t” – the children rush to their canvases. The confident ones attack with sponges, straws, fingers and big blobs of paint, while the more meticulous plan their designs, calculating the quantity of each of the colours they need. Within minutes, cars, butterflies, smiley faces, swirls and sunsets begin to emerge. “The kids just love it,” says teacher Chris Ronalds. “It makes the school program and the day more fun and it allows them to unleash their creativity, which can sometimes get lost.” On the drive home, Eshak-Liuzzi explains how it has been a long journey to reach the point they are at now. In the first few months, there was no art space or hot water, and there was a general feeling of scepticism. “The children were very heavy-hearted,” she says. “And the constant putting up of the hand and saying, ‘Caroline, I don’t know how’ … those words were just collectively too much. So my motto became in the classroom, ‘If you say you can’t do it then you won’t; if you say you can then you will’. It became this thing. They rolled it off their mouths and it was like a joke. “We had to slowly build up their trust, and that wasn’t an easy thing to do. You always thought they felt, ‘Oh here we go. Another Melburnian who wants to fix our problem’. “Eventually, when they realised that we were return helpers … they really opened up. I knew a lot about their lives. I was like a mate.” In February 2010, the new school building opened at the original site in the heart of Marysville. Described as an “education hub”, the school has an open floor plan, a giant chessboard, projector screens and plenty of light. But there was nothing to replace the much-loved mudbrick building. “I remember saying I won’t stop fund-raising until I get

them an art building,” says Eshak-Liuzzi. “Luckily, through government subsidies and donations from the community, the school was able to raise enough money for the art room and the Art Cabriolet paid for the art supplies, the joinery and the furniture.” Finished in November 2010, the art room is a prefab building that is filled with green-coloured chairs, dozens of painted canvases and lots of light. In the storeroom, shelves are stacked with tubes of paint, pots of glitter and overflowing jars of brushes, scissors, ribbons and scrap paper. Eshak-Liuzzi says one of her proudest moments was the end-of-year exhibition. As a surprise, Dix had arranged for the students to write about how the AC made them feel. Six-year-old Jacob says: “I was excited to do art. And I was kind and happy while I was doing art.” Melissa says: “I have really enjoyed working with lots of bright colours and I have learnt lots of new art skills … It has given me some self-confidence.” Kimberly adds: “I am happy that art was at school. And I hope that it will come back.” Eshak-Liuzzi says the testimonials gave AC an understanding of how enriching the experiences were as a result of bringing art back into their lives: “When I was asked to come back for a third year, my heart said yes but my board said no. You have to know when to leave on a good note. And we’ve done great work, built some amazing relationships and I know I can go back there any time. The door is always open.” Since starting at Marysville, AC has gone from strength to strength. In February, it signed an agreement with Godfrey Street Community House in Bentleigh to provide it with an art studio with hot water, air-conditioning, drying racks, easels, and wall-mounted whiteboards and chalkboards. With the help of Graphos Architects, which is doing the work pro bono, the centre is expected to be finished in November. AC will then conduct weekly art lessons using its ever-growing volunteer base. Eshak-Luizzi is also working one day a fortnight at Villa Maria in Kew Junction as part of the Siblings Program, an initiative that helps build self-esteem of the brothers and sisters of children who are either profoundly disabled or suffer from chronic illness. Intended for only six months, the program – despite receiving no government funding – has been running for six years. Before the class, the children are asked to design a menu. When they arrive, they spend half an hour cooking before sitting down to share a meal and talk about how they’re feeling. Afterwards they have an active art lesson. “The very first class I went to I was gobsmacked at what these children were able to do,” says Eshak-Liuzzi. “I suddenly thought we’re doing a really good thing here; this is really working, because it’s a room where the kids are able to express how they’re feeling and realise that they’re not alone. “These kids are suffering from a different kind of trauma to Marysville,” she says. “Marysville was very much a catastrophe trauma … a moment that comes into your life as a tragedy, but it does leave your life. And although you don’t forget about it and you might be haunted by it, life goes on. There is renewal and regrowth. The grass regrows, trees regrow, a house gets built. Whereas for (the siblings), this is life every day. They can’t run away from it.” By 2020, Eshak-Liuzzi wants an AC centre located within a five-kilometre radius of the Royal Children’s Hospital. “Inside the centre I want there to be a series of rooms,” she says. “There will be a black room, which will only be chalkboards, wall to wall, and all you can do is chalk in there. And then you might go to the white room, which is Textas only. And the rainbow room, where there is paint and the kids come and get dirty and have fun.” As Eshak-Liuzzi talks, it’s obvious by the passion in her voice and the way her eyes light up that her vision will no doubt be fulfilled. And for a woman who thrives on activity and challenge, perhaps it will happen sooner then she thinks. \ fcarter@theweeklyreview.com.au » info@theartcabriolet.org.au » www.theartcabriolet.org.au

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

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It almost sounds like a recipe for a disaster; moving in with your friend and her boyfriend, starting a fashion label and trying to steer it into a turbulent retail market. “We are hard-working individuals and that’s why this is working,” says Sinclair. “I think that’s why we have grown so fast in the past 18 months. We are constantly brainstorming. It’s good, but sometimes we admit we need to clock off. Even if we’re catching up with friends we have to stop and have a life.” Ogunbadejo moved to Australia in 2004 from Britain to work as a nurse at Mona Vale Hospital in Sydney. She then shifted to the Sydney Children’s Hospital in intensive care before taking on various roles in retail. Sinclair, on the other hand, moved to Sydney from Brisbane two years ago and had spent her previous life as a stylist (she was an intern at Russh) and in PR. “When we came up with the name Kahlo it was about finding a name that had strength, was powerful and had longevity,” says Ogunbadejo. “One of the reasons we chose it was because Frida represents what we are aiming to be, which is strong and androgynous. It is not based on her but around her.” Titling their latest collection A Crowded The look House may be a metaphor for life in Kahlo is being hailed as their home, but Kahlo’s seasonal pull is the new heroine of the fashion for all things androgynous, chic lines, scene, winning fans with its simple structures and key pieces. chic androgynous lines, tailored achelle Sinclair and Fay “We based this collection around silhouettes and overt use of Ogunbadejo met after the Sydney Archibald Prize-winning leather. The Sydney label has an Ellery fashion show in artist Del Kathryn Barton,” says only been around for a short Sydney a few years ago and struck up Sinclair. “She talks about her while, but it’s certainly a friendship. It didn’t take long for the obsessive-compulsive one to watch. like-minded individuals to launch their behaviour and detail own label, leaving respective careers in in her work. And if you styling and nursing for a life in fashion. look at our pieces, you see Inspired by Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (hence a similar theme of obsessive, and the name), the pair have come a long way in 18 months. our leather pieces are perforated Having just presented their spring/summer 2012-13 for a point of difference.” collection at the Mercedes-Benz Australian Fashion They don’t follow any hard-and-fast Week, the label was talked up by the likes of Harper’s rules when it comes to their own collections. In fact, Bazaar and Russh – two fashion bibles always chasing according to Ogunbadejo, it’s more about following the next best thing. an instinct. “We are subconscious of trends but our They also inspired buyers in Los Angeles and colour palettes are defined by what we feel is right for Singapore to invest in their hard work (yes, these the brand. We want something that will stay in your women make their clothes in Australia). The friends wardrobe and not just be part of it for the one season.” spend much of the year travelling to source fabrics and, For Kahlo, the spring/summer collection is all about what’s more, live together and run Kahlo from their luxe leather pieces – think shorts, shift knee dresses Bondi home. Now, they’ve invested in a Surry Hills and skirts as well as chic tailored tops and bomber-style studio to keep the momentum rolling. jackets. There are gorgeous draped capes too. “It’s been a crazy and pretty full-on experience,” says “We wanted something practical, slick and modern. Sinclair. “We used to work from home and would sort We’re proud of the collection,” says Sinclair. \ jrocca@theweeklyreview.com.au of work around the clock. I’d be up at 5.30am, go to the gym and do work straight after, while Fay would do late » www.kahlo.com.au nights. We fit around each other.” (supplied)

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laughter has to be make-up. For far too long children have been delving into adult cosmetics that are often too toxic for delicate young skin. Enter Rachael Brown, mother of two, who stumbled upon a book called Slow Death by Rubber Duck, which she reckons changed her life. Inspired by her daughters, she created an Australian-made, nasties-free make-up just for them. She wanted children to indulge in face painting and dress-ups without parents having to worry about how safe the products they smear on are. Orla and Maeve eyeshadows, body glitters and lip balms are a delicious concoction of colour, texture and smell that even adults will find irresistible.

To win a great beauty pack worth $300, go to www.theweeklyreview.com.au/beauty and post a comment on budget versus luxe and, while you are at it, share some of your great budget finds.

s much as it is satisfying to indulge in beauty products that cost a pretty dollar, it is far more gratifying when you buy a product that costs way less but does the same thing, sometimes even better. Welcome to the world of budget beauty products. There has been a debate for decades about which is best – budget or luxe? Both camps have thrown up convincing arguments, and the jury is still out. But ask yourself, do we have to pick? Isn’t choice the biggest luxury that the modern economy has given us? If money is no object or if you believe a particular product is doing wonders for you, then who am I to stop your indulgence? What I want to make clear is that budget does not mean inferior. Likewise, luxe does not mean top quality. As with everything, doing your research is pivotal: reading labels, familiarising yourself with key ingredients and how they work, and learning to separate marketing ploys from actual results. If I could give myself a dollar for all the various instituteaccredited products on the shelf, I would be rich man. And,

Psst Orla and Maeve, Non-toxic Play Make-Up ($5 each) www.orlaandmaeve. com.au Who doesn’t remember, and reminisce about, the frolicking fun of dress-ups? Children simmer with creativity and ideas boil over, taking them to faraway lands. Imagination drives creativity. Besides great-looking clothes and accessories, the key to such fun and

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Biore Warming Anti-Blackhead Cream Cleanser, 140ml ($12.99) is a brilliant scrub/cleanser.

Dermorganics Nourishing Hand Cream, 100ml ($9.95). With 75 per cent organic ingredients, this is a dream cream for hands.

seriously, have you ever asked a medical professional about the signs of ageing? You may be surprised to find that there are not seven. How we shop is related to how we have been conditioned to shop. In his fascinating book Brandwashed: Tricks Companies Use to Manipulate Our Minds and Persuade Us to Buy, Martin Lindstrom clearly explains and highlights the techniques and strategies companies employ to make us buy their products. I get the fact that we live in a commercial world, and if you can market and gain traction, why not, but just buying a cream and expecting miracles to happen is the wrong way of going about looking after yourself. Diet, lifestyle, exercise, choices and your genetic make-up all contribute to the way you look. So the next time you want to get yourself something nice, look beyond the price and hype. \ dnaidu@theweeklyreview.com.au To read more reviews, visit www.theweeklyreview.com.au/beauty

Arm & Hammer Advance White Brilliant Sparkle, 120g ($4.99). The same grade of baking soda that dentists use, this is a true bargain for teeth-whitening aficionados. Lush Dirty Shaving Cream (100g, $9.95) is the perfect salve for the closest shave.

Balm Balm Rose Geranium Face Balm, 30ml ($13.50) 100 per cent natural and certified organic. Smells terrific, feels divine. I cannot fault this cream.

St Ives Deep Restoring 24-Hour Body Lotion, featuring Sweet Almond Oil, 621ml ($8.99) is the lightest and most hardworking body lotion.

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BOOKS

\ IT’S A GREAT YEAR FOR

BOOK-CLUB FICTION, WRITES CORRIE PERKIN

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Sometimes, a novel creates its own buzz

f you belong to one of those book clubs that, every February, sets out its year-ahead reading list, then please take note: in 2012 you are missing out on sharing some brilliant new fiction, and we urge you to rethink your syllabus. Drusilla Modjeska’s The Mountain? Sorry, it was a May title and therefore won’t be on your list. And who could have predicted that in its first month, Bring up the Bodies, Hilary Mantel’s masterful sequel to her 2009 Booker Prize-winning Wolf Hall, would become a national bestseller? How frustrating for those bookworms whose groups have put efficiency ahead of spontaneous choice. For a book club to thrive, it must offer its members the chance to tackle new-release fiction. In 2011 and 2012, there have been many great fiction books standing up and demanding to be read, reviewed and debated, and flexible book clubs have reaped the rewards. But how do you work out your prescribed reading program? Sometimes, a novel creates its own buzz that spreads swiftly from agent to publisher to bookseller to customer (last year’s Past the Shallows by Favel Parrett and The

Street Sweeper by Elliot Perlman are two local titles that come to mind). On other occasions, the novel receives such outstanding reviews that readers cannot resist. Or perhaps a novel has been shortlisted for an award, or won an award, or been controversially overlooked. These factors also suggest book-club potential. In our shop, we urge local clubbers to be nimble with their choices, and to remember that new releases are as important to a club’s diet as, say, a Charles Dickens classic. New fiction brings energy to a group. Often, it throws up contemporary issues for debate. It can provide an excuse to read a publishing phenomenon such as Fifty Shades of Grey. If you establish your reading list too early in the year, you miss the chance to tackle a book at the same time as the newspaper reviewers, the First Tuesday Book Club panel, your literary-minded friends, writers’ festivals and even your local bookseller. And if you remain unconvinced, just consider some of the following titles – all brilliant book-club candidates – that your group has missed, or will miss, debating in 2012. Our tip: take this list to your next book-club meeting. These novels alone are reason enough to change your policy. \ cperkin@theweeklyreview.com.au

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READ this thE list THE CHEMISTRY OF TEARS by Peter Carey (January 2012) THE SNOW CHILD by Eowyn Ivey (February) THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS by M.L. Stedman (March) CAPITAL by John Lanchester (April) THE MOuNTAIN by Drusilla Modjeska (May) HOME by Toni Morrison (May) HHHH by Laurent Binet (May) THE MEANING OF GRACE by Deborah Forster (May)

CANADA by Richard Ford (June) THE SEALED LETTER by Emma Donoghue (June) SWEET TOOTH by Ian McEwan (August) ZOO TIME by Howard Jacobson (September)

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Bring up the Bodies, the second part of British writer Hilary Mantel’s vast Thomas Cromwell tale, has just hit the bookshops, and it is brilliant. But in order to truly enjoy this sumptuous literary pleasure, readers must start with Wolf Hall, which won the 2009 Man Booker Prize and established Mantel as one of contemporary fiction’s finest writers. In Wolf Hall, we are introduced to Mantel’s Cromwell, a wily, astute and ingenious lawyer who becomes Henry VIII’s Mr Fix-It and plays a key role in England’s break with the Catholic Church so the king can marry Anne Boleyn. Highly recommended. \

Move over, Dukan Diet, with your bountiful sales figures and your promises to change people’s body shapes. In 2012 everyone will be talking about this latest addition to the CSIRO stable of diet books. The diet is based on a scientific weight-loss theory that has already achieved great results. Now we have 120 recipes to assist in maintaining a healthy body. The recipes focus on eliminating refined carbs and sugar from our diets, and replacing them with lean meat and vegetables. \

Pete Barry has had an extensive career in the British and US advertising industries. In this thoroughly engaging hardback he advises readers how to unlock their ideas, articulate and present those ideas. He offers sound advice on issues such as identifying your product’s audience, highlighting its point of difference, exploring ideas that best communicate its message, then pitching the concept to others. Anyone in the advertising/ marketing/public relations industries will love this, but even if you’re just trying to prepare an exciting Powerpoint presentation, develop your own website or blog, or simply need some ideas about branding, this is the book for you. \

Few designers have had such an impact on their country’s landscape as 18th-century British gardener Lancelot Brown. Nicknamed “Capability” because he would often tell prospective clients that their holding had “great capabilities”, Brown worked on some of England’s finest mansions, parks and estates, where “he ... perfected a phenomenon of cultural design, the natural English landscape garden,” writes Jane Brown. This study reveals a man who moved mountains to create the perfect landscape. \

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An important piece of recent history is brought to vivid life in this moving telemovie. Eddie Koiki Mabo rises from rail worker to nation shaker, taking on state and federal governments to win land rights for Torres Strait Islanders. Mabo is played here by Jimi Bani, most recently seen in disappointing drama The Straits. It’s a pleasingly complex portrait, offering a reminder that great men are rarely easy to live with. He is, in effect, a man trapped between two nations, banished from one and rejected by another. We see him chafe against the casual racism of 1950s Australia, refusing to submit to the expected segregation. His determined attempts to get a beer in a country pub recall the famous stand taken in 1955 by Rosa Parks in Alabama. The film covers the long-running case in a brisk fashion, but the real meat here is the relationship between Mabo and his wife Bonita (Deborah Mailman). The big stuff is painted with small, powerful pictures. We see the strain Mabo’s commitment to his cause puts on his family, to the extent that he is forced to wonder if he’s spent his life worrying about the right things. The final scene between the pair is a delicately constructed slice of pure heartbreak. The fast pace means crucial events occasionally pass without as much drama as they deserve, but there’s no mistaking their importance. The Australia seen at the film’s end is an undeniably improved nation. But, as the credits roll, we’re left wondering if we still have a long way to go. \

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Moira Finucane returns to Melbourne this week with an irresistible showcase of top-notch cabaret. International sword swallowers, divas and handkerchief strip artists will rub sequined shoulders with local stars such as hoop-spinning showgirl Anna Lumb. We’re promised the cheeky, the exotic, the guignol and the disco. For the uninitiated, it’s the perfect entry point into the lush world of burlesque. For those in the know, it should still be the highlight of this year’s cabaret calendar. \

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music IN OUR HEADS \ Hot Chip (Domino) www.hotchip.co.uk Hipster favourites Hot Chip dance their way onto the main street with this, their fifth album. While they’ve lost none of their edge or idiosyncrasies, the London group are working with a new clarity. The opening trinity of tracks are so perfectly formed – effortlessly fusing funk, electro and ’90s house – that they’re guaranteed to bring rhythm to the clumsiest of feet. Put simply, it’s a record that’s tricky to describe without succumbing to superlatives. Its real success lies in the fact that, more so than Hot Chip’s previous work, this is a pop album. It makes the most of its tricksy production but doesn’t rely on it. Beneath the shimmies and stutters and samples are some classic, catchy melodies. Indeed, it’s a record that feels curiously premixed. It’s no stretch to imagine Motion Sickness or Don’t Deny Your Heart as extended-play remixes of classic ’80s power-pop. \

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SWERVE \ opens June 7 (rated M. 83 min) www.swervefeaturefilm.com

When a cash-carrying crim crashes his car, witnesses Colin (David Lyons) and Jina (Emma Booth) find themselves on the run in this low-key Australian thriller. It’s an enjoyable enough tale, even if it never lands any killer blows. Both leads give us as much as the thin characterisation allows, but we end the film without learning much about either of them. Although Booth is an alluring, gutsy actress, Jina never feels like much more than a photocopy of a film-noir temptress. Jealous husband Frank (Jason Clarke) is more interesting, if only for the way that his character swerves unpredictably between hardboiled realism and Bible-quoting superhuman villain. The film runs a similarly haphazard path. For the most part, it feels like a light, curiously upbeat TV movie. Any sense of danger is largely muted, feeling more farcical than thrilling. The setting lends a bit of red dirt and grit but, when the climax attempts to veer into action-movie territory, it trades any hard-won realism for cartoon silliness. \

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Listening \ Sam Sparro Return to Paradise. Smart, sassy Australian funk that deserves favourable comparisons with Prince. Watching \ Mad as Hell (ABC1, Fridays). Shaun Micallef’s answer to The Daily Show could be less silly and more sharp, but it’s still the funniest Australian show in yonks. attending \ Encore screening at Cinema Nova of Frankenstein. Astounding “live” take on the gothic classic, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller.

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\ maria harris relaxes in daylesford

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MAkIng A SpLASh It’s full-steam ahead at the Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa. The minute you change into that white dressing gown and get the soft, fluffy towel, you are ready to enjoy the healing qualities that have made Hepburn and Daylesford Australia’s spa capital. There is communal bathing in the relaxation pool and spa pool, then you can take your pick of the salt-therapy pool, spa couches and an aroma steam room. On a sunny day, sit on the relaxation deck and enjoy crisp, fresh air and bare tree branches traced against a winter sky. People have visited Hepburn Springs to “take the waters” since 1895. Today’s experience is all about indulgence and pampering in an atmosphere of sheer relaxation. \ Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa Mineral Springs Reserve Road, Hepburn Springs 5321 6000 » www.hepburnbathhouse.com Maria Harris was a guest of Daylesford and Macedon Ranges Tourism.

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t’s as though time has stood still. Stone walls, timber beams hewn from forest trees, an open fireplace big enough to stand in. This farmhouse, made from local stone, has stood on a ridge on the hills outside Daylesford for 152 years. Today it forms part of Lavandula, a lavender farm and one of the area’s most famous tourist attractions. For 15 minutes, three times a day, you can take a step back in time to the world of Aquilino Tinetti, who came from the Italian-speaking Swiss canton of Ticino. Tinetti arrived in Daylesford in the 1850s, lured by the prospect of gold, but soon discovered the route to riches was supplying the diggers with food. Tinetti built a series of stone buildings, including a barn, dairy and the farmhouse. His farmhouse is in the typical style of Ticino, nestled into the side of the hill. Its lower level contains the washhouse and a cellar where he stored produce to see the family through the harsh winters. Tinetti returned to Ticino to marry his sweetheart, Maria, and it was here in this farmhouse, with the addition of a couple of rooms, that they brought up their 13 children. A second living room, the kitchen, bedroom and cellar are beautifully preserved. The last Tinetti moved into town in 1970 and the stone buildings fell into decline. Enter Carol White, a nurse and mother of two little boys. Her dream was to restore the buildings, create a garden and turn the property to productive use. “The philosophy has been that of maintaining its understated beauty and the integrity of the landscape,” White says. “I’m a Europhile. I love an uninterrupted vista.” Twenty years after beginning this mammoth challenge, Lavandula has olive and chestnut groves, a vineyard, 6.4 hectares of garden, a bocce court and restaurant. Eat inside or outside under the ash trees, listen to the poplars whispering in the breeze and you could just be in Switzerland. \ mharris@theweeklyreview.com.au

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There’s a naked woman staring out from the wall at the Monastiriki Guesthouse. The nude, by Melbourne-based artist Yolanda Pilepich, is in the Moulin Rouge suite. Monastiriki – little monastery in Greek – is the brainchild of Tina Banitska, the dynamo behind the Convent Gallery. The four-bedroom Edwardian house features the lime-green Cirque de Soleil room; the red room recalls old Shanghai; while the grey room is more subdued. The 1950s kitchen has modern appliances – and a bottle of Good Catholic Girl wine in the fridge. \

The Argus Dining Room

For sheer sophistication and seclusion, it’s hard to go past Hepburn at Hepburn. Its 14 one-bedroom designer villas, set among the greenery, are just 50 metres from the famous Hepburn Bathhouse. The architect-designed villas, with interiors by David Hicks, feature marble and mirrored surfaces, and living room with comfortable couch and flat-screen television. Each villa has a huge spa bathroom off the bedroom. The private timber deck is perfect for enjoying a glass of wine or quiet meal interrupted only by the sound of birdsong. \

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The Argus Dining Room is a sensation visually and gastronomically. Its top food comes from chef Ryan Sessions, who took up the reins here in March. An exquisitely balanced menu uses local produce and the rare British breed of white cattle. The interior is the work of Melbourne designer Stuart Rattle, who has infused it with an elegant and comfortable aesthetic. Tables dressed with crisp, white linen and friendly, knowledgeable wait staff complete the picture. Rattle also designed the fit-out of the rest of the property, including the lounge. \

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The room was hummimg – a mix of couples, families and singles enjoying the fine food and great atmosphere that hosts Jim and Dianne Frangos have created. The restaurant, with its grey stone walls, looks out to a Mediterranean courtyard. Inside, interesting touches such as the hand-carved hat-and-coat stand – carved from a branch by Jim – is a nod to nature, as are the stools and tables made from giant timber off-cuts. The menu includes ingredients such as zucchini flowers, black Angus beef and a tasting plate of local antipasto. \ june 6, 2012 \ The weekly review 27


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\ archibald prize – The arT of war

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bEn QuiLty \ Captain S after Afghanistan Oil on linen (© Ben Quilty 2012 ArchiBAld Prize FinAlist 2012) 

ast year the TarraWarra Museum of Art had more than 47,000 visitors during the Archibald Prize’s 27-day exhibition. Gallery director Victoria Lynn is expecting a similar turnout this year with another showcase of Australia’s finest portraiture by some of our best artists. “The Archibald reawakens our understanding of portraiture. Without it, so many contemporary artists may not have continued to paint portraits,” says Lynn. Among this year’s 41 finalists are three pieces that focus on the subject of war and military. Last year’s Archibald Prize winner Ben Quilty, Melbourne artist Michael Peck and Jodi Daley each say their work was not directly influenced by media, politics or social trends. “War has destroyed entire civilisations, abased the world’s leaders and occupied our airwaves for as long as humans were able to invent the tools to wage it. Artists are naturally drawn to it for inspiration,” Quilty says. His work titled Captain S after Afghanistan explores the strength and vulnerability of a warrior. “Ideas surrounding masculinity have driven my work for a long time, especially since I became a father… Here, Captain S relives the 18 hours he was stuck in this pose during the Battle of Marjah.” Peck, who shares his studio with a printing press and a dog called Charlie in an inner-city suburb of Melbourne, says he remembers playing war with his siblings when he was young. “You never lose that sense of preparedness. From a very young age you learn to armour yourself against the world,” he says. Peck’s grandfather won a bravery award during the First World War. His family is yet to unearth the reason for it. “He was a happy man, my grandfather. But as soon as the subject of war came up, he would shut up. We will never fully understand what he went through.” Daley’s work Private X also explores the preparedness of our troops. However, it also illustrates how it is often a case of getting all dressed up with nowhere to go. “They travel a lot, they are fit, they are strong and sometimes they fight. But much of the time they are bored,” she says. \ eddie morton emorton@theweeklyreview.com.au

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reFlectioNs \ In a family’s darkest hour, beautiful photographs will be forever remembered and cherished. Treasured memories: Brendon Pollock and Lola. (GAVIN BLUE)

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o parent ever wants to speak the words “our baby” and “autopsy report” in the same conversation, but Kristalee Pollock’s experience of motherhood encompasses both phrases. The Melbourne teacher and her police officer husband, Brendon, lost their daughter Lola, who was stillborn, three years ago. The first sign Pollock had that her normal pregnancy had gone shockingly and suddenly off course was when a midwife could not find a heartbeat at a routine scan when she was 41 weeks pregnant. The nursery stood ready with the tiny, fluffy, adorable additions associated with a new baby. Big brother and sister Jackson, now 7, and Millie, now 4, expected to be bumped up in the family order of things. It was during this sad and traumatic time that Gavin Blue walked into the Pollocks’ life, camera in hand. The Melbourne photographer is president of Heartfelt, a national organisation of professional photographers who volunteer their services – any time of the day or night – to capture images of stillborn babies, those clinging to life in neonatal intensive-care units and terminally ill children as a gift for their families. “After the death of a baby, families go home to a nursery that was set up and over time that gets packed away, and all they do have left are the photos, so they become real treasures for the family,” Blue says. “We’ve got families who come back years later and they regularly donate to us on their child’s birthday.” Now six years old, Heartfelt has 160 photographer members across Australia. Awareness of its services is rising, and it has a reputation for operating seamlessly to take photos of children and their families at a time when this is often the last thing families think of. The families’ tasks, after all, have turned to arranging funerals and how best to say goodbye. Blue knows first-hand what that time is like: he and wife Kelly’s daughter Alexandra was stillborn in 2006.

At the time they had a son, Harry, now 7, and have since “Sometimes families hesitate and say, ‘no thanks’, and had Archie, 5, and Felix, 3. we’ve got a project going to address some of the barriers “I know from our experience that the photos the to people using our service. One of the barriers is that hospital took of our child were forensic. My wife wanted when a child dies, the family’s first thought is often, to throw them out when she saw them,” he says. “There ‘who would want to take the photos?’. Especially if the was no consideration for Alexandra’s skin condition or baby isn’t in the best condition. So we are doing a book the lighting. It’s such a difficult time anyway that having of our work to give to all the maternity wards and social some sensitive photos that aren’t too confronting for workers across the country just to show what we can do people means you’re more likely to share them with and how sensitive treatment and special lighting can people, and when you share your grief and pain you’re really make a beautiful memory of their precious child.” already moving through it in a different way. On our Pollock, who has added Lucy, 1, to her family since wall at home we’ve got birth photos of the boys and having Lola, says Blue arrived while she was still in birth photos of Alex (that Blue took). When people surgery after Lola was stillborn, so she was separated come over and look at the photos they know we’ve from her baby for hours. had four children, not three.” “My husband bathed her and got her dressed and Heartfelt is run solely on the $50 annual took care of her, and Gavin took photos of all of “I really membership fee paid by its photographers that, which was amazing because I had missed it love the ones all and having the photos was so fantastic,” she and donations. The service is enhanced with Brendon says. “It was really hard to see them, but I was with generous suppliers that provide bathing Lola” really glad I had them because I had forgotten so discounted printing, presentation packs and delivery. Photographers spend about much of that time from being in shock, and I was an hour with parents, their child and any even forgetting parts of her. immediate family who want to be involved. Days “I really love the ones where Brendon is bathing her, later, the family receives a digital gallery of photos, and and there’s one where the two of us are holding her, and a couple of weeks later they receive a DVD of images as we had that one blown up for the funeral.” well as prints. Reactions include gratitude for the gift That photo is now on display in the family’s hallway. and the relief at having something physical that relates Blue knows that the carefully chosen photographers to their child, Blue says. who join Heartfelt offer more than just images, giving The organisation works closely with charity Very families something they desperately need during some Special Kids and maternity and neonatal intensive-care of the most intense hours they will ever experience. units across the country. Blue receives requests to place “Often you’re the first non-medical person they’ve photographers “two or three times a week” in Victoria. seen since it happened and you’re a total stranger and A photo session is a chance for parents and other you’re doing something for free. It helps give them that family to engage with a child who has just died or one little bit of faith in humanity.’’ \ SHAUNAGH O’CONNOR who is clinging to life. Blue asks family members to editorial@theweeklyreview.com.au cuddle the children, look at them, talk to them. He says there are still some hurdles to get over to » www.heartfelt.org.au ensure all grieving families feel they can use the service. june 6, 2012 \ The weekly review 31


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immey’s heritage-listed Swan Street flagship is about The 70 one- and two-bedroom apartments in the eight-level to embark on a fresh era, restored as the heart of a new glass tower will offer stunning views. Depending on aspect and commercial and residential complex. level, they will take in the city, the bay, the Royal Botanic Gardens, The 1907 American Romanesque-style building with the Yarra, the MCG, Melbourne Park, AAMI Park and more. its distinctive clock tower has been a Melbourne landmark Living areas open through full-height sliding doors onto since construction and will now continue to be, thanks to the recessed winter garden terraces sized between eight and 75 square planned redevelopment. metres. These winter gardens can be enclosed for protection from The Dimmey’s retail empire started in Swan Street in 1853 wind and weather. when Dimelow & Gaylard opened a drapery shop, later Of the 12 podium-level townhouses, five are double to become Dimmeys and one of Melbourne’s quality storey with two or three bedrooms and a 24-square metre department stores. terrace. They are priced from $799,000 and range in PoStcoDE The building is considered one of Melbourne’s best size from 97 to 101 square metres. The 75-square metre pre-World War I retail boom department stores. The two-bedroom townhouses are single level with an Dimmey’s business sold the 4000-square metre site for 11-square metre terrace and priced from $640,000. $16 million to developer Richmond Icon in 2009. The centrepiece of each apartment and townhouse The new complex will include a Coles supermarket at will be a chef’s kitchen with CaesarStone benchtops ground level and 15 loft apartments on the first floor, with and stainless steel Miele appliances. Bathrooms previously bricked-in arched windows returned to their former offer ample-sized showers with full-height tiling and glory. A new landscaped podium level will sit above, with CaesarStone vanities. 12 townhouses and a glass tower accommodating 70 apartments. Buyers have the choice of a combination of light and dark Boutique project marketing and sales partnership Next Level contrasts, with options in finishes including oak and swamp-gum Property is managing sales for Richmond Icon. timber veneers, porcelain travertine tiling and 2pac joinery. Director Julian Millman says the development is attracting Residents will access the podium-level townhouses and mainly owner-occupier interest from a combination of apartments via two lobby entrances on Swan and Green streets, downsizers, young families, professionals and local residents. each with lift access to the podium and the apartments. He says buyers are enjoying the flexibility offered by the All dwellings have car spaces and cage storage in a secure developer with the ability to make changes to floor plans and basement garage accessed from Byron Street. fittings, and also to combine apartments. Residents will have secure entry and intercom access. All dwellings will be double glazed to reduce energy Amenities will include a fully equipped gym, a billiards room, requirements and dampen external noise. The heritage loft an audio-visual room and the convenience of the full Coles fresh apartments are being sold as unfitted shells or custom fitted to the food and grocery range at ground level. \ buyer’s specifications with pricing on application. Most are single LIZ McLACHLAN storey, with two offered as double storey. lmclachlan@theweeklyreview.com.au

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Residents will be able to stroll, or take a tram, down Swan Street to the MCG, Rod Laver Arena at Melbourne Park and AAMI Park, all within 1.5 kilometres. Further along Swan Street is the Melbourne Arts Centre, the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Theatre Company and Melbourne Recital Hall. Or they can head down Punt Road to the Yarra with pedestrian and bike trails heading in or out of the city. Just over the Yarra is the Royal Botanic Gardens with its Tan track and 36 hectares of gardens. The city is just three kilometres away by train, tram, bike or car. Richmond train station is a 500-metre walk and the Swan Street shopping centre tram stop just 100 metres away. The Monash Freeway can be accessed around the corner from Punt Road. \ june 6, 2012 \ The weekly review 35


“We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And to know the place for the first time.” T. S. Eliot

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henever people tell me they’re about to travel, I get excited. Whether it’s a luxury cruise circling a cluster of tropical islands or a weekend in a rented cottage that has just enough hot water for one shower, I can’t wait for them to return so I can hear every detail. I listen aerobically as they describe what moved and inspired them. I’m always eager to meet the returned traveller; that person who has nosed into unfamiliar places and experienced diverse and exotic exchanges. But regrettably, tourism encourages tourists, not travellers, so by its very nature it precludes opportunity for genuine adventure or change. People fly to destinations thousands of kilometres away and return to continue banging on about rubbish such as the welfare of pigeons or the snappy attitude of the chemist’s assistant. There’s not a lot of change. When I can’t physically go away but I need to travel, I cross a bridge, any bridge, and then I turn around and come back again. It’s the journey across the bridge, over water, a valley or the road beneath and, more importantly, the return that encourages a change in my view, external and internal. I often walk into the city along St Kilda Road and I never cross Princes Bridge without stopping in the middle and looking across the river and up towards

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\ RACHEL BERGER TRAVELS ACROSS A BRIDGE the city skyline. I’ve made the transition from my home to the city and I feel connected and present. Princes Bridge is built on the site of one of the oldest river crossings in Australia and its construction marked an important time in our progress. The first wooden toll bridge was opened on this site in 1840. Until that time William Street had been the main street of Melbourne because it led to the docks and probably Victoria Market. With the construction of the bridge, Swanston Street became the main street, although right now it could double for a commando survival-training obstacle course, with more obstructions than a Borneo jungle. In 1851, the government completed a single-span

structure of brick and sandstone and called it Princes Bridge after Edward, Prince of Wales, a notorious playboy who later became King Edward VII. It’s especially ironic because bridges are notorious as places for illicit liaisons. Within a year, gold was discovered in country Victoria, Melbourne had a population explosion and the narrow carriageway on the bridge wasn’t big enough. By 1888, we were into our third bridge on the site, which is the one you and I cross today. The designer, John Grainger (Percy’s father), could never have imagined his picturesque bridge juxtaposed against the angles of Federation Square or the journeys made across every day, real and imagined. \ boomboom@rachelberger.com


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Morell Bridge, South Yarra

Lilith was Adam’s first wife, but she took one look at him and said: “I don’t think so.” And she ran off to the banks of the Red Sea, where she coupled with whoever she pleased and gave birth to hundreds of children. Her DNA must be coursing through the concrete abutments of the Morell Bridge because during the wedding season this bridge is swarming with brides and wedding photographers. The engineers who constructed the bridge must have been psychic because it’s the first significant reinforced concrete structure erected in Victoria. Beware, spring is coming. \

Kane’s Bridge, Kew

I never knew about this bridge until I lived in Kew and stumbled across it (literally) after I’d fallen over pretending to be a marathon runner. Somewhere between Kew Junction and the parkland around the golf course I got lost, panicked and started running back. And that’s when I crashed into a tax inspector chasing a dodger. The bridge appeared through the trees like a scene from a fractured fairytale. There it was, dangling on vertical suspenders between the trees. It spans the Yarra between Boathouse Road and Yarra Bend Road just near the boathouse. Who knew? \

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West Gate Bridge

This bridge is a temperamental beast. Secure your load, indeed! This link between the inner-city, Melbourne’s western suburbs and Geelong can writhe and heave like an angry rattlesnake one day and stretch a long, pulsing muscle another day, with every vehicle on it a testament to its vigour. In 1970, it stole lives and shattered families; six twisted fragments of the collapsed bridge are in the gardens of the engineering faculty at Monash University in Clayton to remind engineers (it’s said) of structual flaws and effects. Lessons to remember. \

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ew Melbourne builder Carter Grange aims to give home buyers modern architectural design and luxury finishes at affordable prices starting from about $222,000. Established in 2010 by directors with strong track records in volume building, Carter Grange has sold more than 220 new homes since opening its first display home a year ago. Director Gerald Stutterd says Carter Grange represents a radical departure in the new-home market in its drive to create the ultimate in affordable luxury with sophisticated, innovative homes that offer great value. “Melbourne has a new luxury home builder, but home buyers don’t need to spend $1 million to buy a contemporary look and feel.” The company engaged external architects to design a range of homes with a focus on contemporary, modern styling to offer an inner-city penthouse feel and finish with uncompromising luxury. To ensure every home has the crisp, clear clean lines main bedroom & Walk-in Wardrobe characteristic of contemporary design, they are all fully rendered with semi-commercial windows, high ceilings and plaster reveals to all windows and doors. panel system as its standard building material. Carter Grange is The look also includes use of architectural bulkheads to define Melbourne’s first volume builder to offer the system as standard areas, linear ducted vents, higher doors, square-set ceilings and has been working in conjunction with Hebel manufacturer (on request), contemporary skirting, floor-to-ceiling windows, CSR. Hebel is autoclaved aerated concrete and has been used in voids around the entry foyer, cantilevered hardwood staircases Europe for more than 70 years and in Australia for more than 20. and outdoor living areas. In double-storey homes, all living and Hebel is moulded, cut and steam pressure-cured in an autoclave bedroom windows are double glazed. before being formed into blocks and panels. Stone benchtops are used throughout kitchens, butler’s Due to its unique structure, Hebel homes require less pantries, laundries and bathrooms with European energy to heat and cool and are faster to build. Hebel also “It’s a stainless steel kitchen appliances. Innovative layouts has excellent acoustic and sustainable qualities and is much provide a choice of ground-floor and upper-level main 100 per cent Australian manufactured. smarter way bedroom suites, all with walk-in dressing rooms and “It’s a much smarter way to build,” Stutterd says. “We to build.” en suite bathrooms. Studies, family living zones and only build in Hebel, we don’t use brick. We decided to covered outdoor areas also feature. make it standard, rather than offer it as an upgrade, as “We set out to bring volume building into the inner some other building companies do. It’s the biggest building city with contemporary styling at affordable prices and the product in Europe and China and we are supported by its flexibility to make client changes at a realistic cost,” Stutterd says. manufacturer, CSR.” “We like to say that no matter what, we will find the plan for you.” Thanks to the Hebel system, buyers can move into a new house Carter Grange offers 10 standard designs in single- and less than 12 months after signing with the builder. double-storey and each has further layout options. There are also “We estimate it takes around three to four months from deposit more designs available and all can be modified to suit clients. to site start, then about six months to build, with a maximum of “If your block is 12 metres wide, we will design a home to suit 12 months from signing on to moving in.” your block. Or some families would like to have en suites for While the company has initially concentrated on Melbourne’s all bedrooms. We can do it because we provide a high level of south-eastern growth corridor, homes are being built all over service to personalise your home to suit your lifestyle and your greater metropolitan Melbourne. Eight display homes are open, requirements. We only want to build around 200 homes a year with inner-city inspections also available on request. \ because we want to maintain that service level,” Stutterd says. LIZ McLACHLAN A key feature of the build is its use of the Hebel power wall lmclachlan@theweeklyreview.com.au

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armadale From the outside, this may be a beautifully maintained double-fronted Victorian residence, yet it hides a European-style addition and second floor. Inside, polished Baltic pine floors add style to what is a traditional front section. A light-filled bedroom or home office has a built-in desk and shelves, plus an open fireplace. The formal siting room has a ceiling rose, white plantation shutters and a cast-iron fireplace under an exquisite marble mantel. French doors on either side of the fireplace lead to the dining room, also with an open fireplace and modern chandelier. A smaller bedroom is opposite the main bedroom, where a wall of built-in wardrobes hides an en suite with white and terracotta tiles and a bath. The light-filled open-plan rear is somewhat of a surprise, as the whole area is clad in easy-care white tiles. A timber circular staircase under a circular atrium stands centre stage, allowing the north-facing sun to stream in. The kitchen has a tiled island bench and white cupboards, while opposite in the family room, an open fireplace is set between built-in cabinetry and shelving. French doors lead to the low-maintenance rear garden. Upstairs, doors lead to a circular balcony, while the tiled theme continues into the two bedrooms, which feature circular walls and share a bathroom. \ MICHELLE OSTROW ZUKERMAN

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RT EDGAR, 9826 1000 3 Royal Crescent Price: About $2.2 million Auction: June 16 at 2pm

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BENNISON MACKINNON, 9864 5000 131 Williams Road Price: $1.5 million + Auction: June 16 at 2.30pm

Near Hawksburn village, the first of three graceful brown-brick terraces remains remarkably authentic with the earthy look of timber throughout. A tessellated-tiled wrap-around verandah leads to a classic entry, where a glass lantern hangs overhead. A bedroom, study or sitting room has a marble open fireplace and timber shutters over a bay window. Cream travertine floors flow throughout the downstairs into the grand dining room with a marble fireplace and timber plantation shutters. The timber kitchen overlooks the family room and casual meals area with an exposed-brick wall. French doors lead to a brick terraced garden, with car parking for one through a right-of-way. An arch features over the staircase that leads to a bedroom with a fireplace and bay window. The study has french doors to the balcony, while the main bedroom has a en suite and a walk-through dressing room with timber-and-mirror doors that hide a walk-in wardrobe. \ MICHELLE OSTROW ZUKERMAN

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Within walking distance of top schools, this elegant late-Edwardian residence has just had a modern extension. A wide front verandah welcomes you into this elevated family home, where dark carpets complement crisp white walls. Off the entry, the main bedroom has a corner fireplace, a chandelier and a walk-through wardrobe to a double CaesarStone en suite. The adjoining living and dining rooms share a double-sided fireplace, while the dining room opens through french doors to a deck. Past a tiled central bathroom is the expansive rear extension. Here, the kitchen features white cabinetry, including CaesarStone benchtops, a breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances and a cafĂŠ-style window. The casual meals and family rooms open to the deck. Up a step is a tiled outdoor dining space and a converted garage, now an entertainment pavilion. Upstairs are two bedrooms with built-in wardrobes, a study with french doors and a rumpus room. \ MICHELLE OSTROW ZUKERMAN

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JELLIS CRAIG, 9810 5000 7 Byron Street Price: $2 million + Auction: June 16 at noon

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surrey hills Set on 1176 square metres, this oldEnglish-style mansion has just been painstakingly restored to its former glory. Grand period features complement modern elements, which include a flexible floor plan where a main bedroom suite features on both floors. Enter through security gates to an enormous front garden with lush grass and towering established trees. A timber verandah leads inside to a magnificent entry with timberpanelled ceilings and a banquette. An equally impressive formal sitting room is laden with period features such as decorative ceilings, timber fretwork, leadlight windows and a cast-iron fireplace sitting nook. Leadlight doors lead to either a formal dining or family room, where another sitting nook opens to a side verandah. Nearby, the kitchen has black granite benchtops and Miele appliances, plus white-and-timber cabinetry. The casual meals area opens through concertina doors to an covered deck for outdoor dining and low-maintenance rear gardens with another grass area and a Canary Island palm tree. The downstairs bedroom is near the entry and has built-in wardrobes, a bay window and a luxurious marble and granite en suite. Up grand timber stairs are two large bedrooms with cathedral ceilings, built-in wardrobes and marble en suites. A central bathroom features a square bath while a large rumpus, media room or bedroom has a built-in timber cabinet. \ MICHELLE OSTROW ZUKERMAN

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MARSHALL WHITE, 9822 9999 760 Canterbury Road Price: $1.8 million + Auction: June 16 at 2.30pm

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30a Parslow Street, Malvern ................................................................. Price: $1.8 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday June 16 at noon .................................................................

22a Ferncroft Avenue, Malvern East ................................................................. Price: $2.6 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday June 16 at noon .................................................................

6 Fulham Avenue, South Yarra ................................................................. Price: $4 million - $4.4 million ................................................................. EOI close Wednesday June 13 at 5pm .................................................................

This new town residence offers a contemporary lifestyle with large living/ dining areas, Smeg kitchen, four bedrooms with en suites, study, landscaped garden and other five-star appointments. Let's eat lunch @ The Pour Kids, 1e Winter Street Let's eat dinner @ Bellezza Restuarant, 1413 Malvern Road Let's drink coffee @ Sweet Crumble, 111 Glenferrie Road

Perfectly positioned opposite Hedgeley Dene Gardens, on its own allotment, this architecturally designed new luxury residence is undeniably brilliant. Features huge open-plan living areas and private landscaped gardens with infinity pool. Let's eat lunch @ Remy, 283 Glenferrie Road Let's eat dinner @ Bellezza, 1413 Malvern Road Let's drink coffee @ Sugo, 105 Wattletree Road

Spectacularly sophisticated yet entirely family friendly, this unforgettable residence reveals all the hallmarks of architect John Wardle's distinctive approach. Let's eat lunch @ Zanuba Bar and Restaurant, 6/521 Toorak Road Let's eat dinner @ Quaff Resturant, 436 Toorak Road Let's drink coffee @ Gossip Cafe, 10/501 Toorak Road

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hawthorn Secluded behind high-walled gardens on 1500sqm (approx.), this 1920s house offers exceptional indoor/outdoor living with privacy. Features formal rooms, library, kitchen/family domain, saltwater pool and deep north-facing gardens. Let's eat lunch @ La Q, 223 High Street Let's eat dinner @ San Choi on Kew, 300 High Street Let's drink coffee @ Cocoa Patisserie, 169 High Street

Masterplan residence with generous proportions through sitting room (OFP), formal dining, study, main bedroom (en suite/two WIRs), three double bedrooms (BIRs), bath, living/dining, Gaggenau kitchen, billiards room and heated pool. Let's eat lunch @ Milk Cloud, 283 High Street Let's eat dinner @ Preserve Kitchen, 32 High Street Let's drink coffee @ Two Seeds, 186 High Street

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Renowned for its elegantly designed homes, elite schools and central location, Scotch Hill enjoys a reputation like few other areas of Melbourne … and this three-bedroom private development stays true to the surrounding community. Here, one of three very spacious townhouses set back from Glenferrie Road is on offer. High ceilings guide you through the vast living area and reach through to the dining area and modern kitchen. Upstairs includes the main bedroom with walk-in wardrobe and a connecting en suite, while the two remaining bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and share access to the main bathroom. In the huge garage underneath there is room for up to four cars comfortably, and there is a north-facing backyard. A bonus is that this rare and desirable house also has easy access to public transport and Glenferrie Road shopping is almost at the doorstep. \ eddie morton

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ack in early February we said it would take until the end of May to know what was really happening in the market. Now we’re here, we think the picture is pretty clear. The market is going about as well as it could be, given all the negative outside influences. Buyers continue to be out there and they are not afraid to act when the price is right. Our demand indicator, Bidderman, has been steady all May at 1.6. And clearance rates have been consistently around the mid to high 50 per cent level (bar an uptick to 68 per cent in mid-May). Prices on good houses appear to have stabilised somewhat, but are continuing to drift downwards on overpriced, inferior, poorly marketed properties as well as properties where supply is closely intertwined with the Australian dollar. However, when the seller and their agent get it right, the market is still acting positively when it considers the product good enough and the asking price fair. Last weekend saw the biggest auction I can remember for some time – a seafront property at 43 Seacombe Grove, Brighton (Barb Gregory). This was the best of the best of Brighton waterfront – right opposite the dog beach.

The tricky bit was calculating what it should sell for. Half the land is waterfront, which in Brighton has been going for $10,000 a square metre. So our calculations were 600 square metres at $10,000 a square metre and the rear 600 square metres at $3000 a square metre, giving a fair value of $7.8 million and a range from $7.5 million to $8 million. The auction, conducted by John Bongiorno, attracted a crowd of 40 on a cold, blustery day. From an initial vendor bid of $6 million, three bidders quickly pushed it to an on-the-market price of $7.2 million. After some more rapid-fire bidding it reached $7,770,000 – the biggest auction for the year to date and falling within previous years’ expectations. Another property, at 57 Sutherland Road, Armadale (Jeffrey Wilson), had a lovely period façade but had a number of issues and some buyers were looking to bulldoze. Presuming the bulldozer scenario, the three bidders who took the price to $2.9 million were valuing the land at more than $3600 a square metre, which is not exactly a drop on previous years. In fact, that was actually an increase on the generally accepted $3000 a square metre we have been quoting in commentary over the last few years. Another solid result for a big period house was at 12 Goodall Street, Hawthorn (Steve Burke). Passed to a lone bidder

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Brighton hosts biggest auction in recent years

sold for $7,770,000 43 seacombe grove, Brighton

at $3,750,000 and with some excellent negotiation skills, a price well over $4 million and closer to $4.5 million was achieved in quick time after the auction. However, to give this rosy picture some balance, the fact that million-dollar-plus clearance rates have been hovering around the high 50 per cent mark for all of May means that many properties did not sell on the day of the auction. And there are still an incredibly large amount of stales (long-term unsolds) sitting on the internet, doing nothing except waiting for a dream price to come along – and since early 2010 many of those dreams are not coming true. All of the above is information. It’s great to have information, but it’s important to

remember that information by itself doesn’t lead to good decisions. Information is only a piece of the negotiation. Take for instance this information: an agent’s quote of $5 million or a comment from the agent that there is multiple interest in the house. How well does this help you make a good decision? Higher-quality information might include the fact that a seller has some financial issues, or that there is another house of near-identical characteristics selling off market and the vendors want $1.5 million less. Even if a buyer does their due diligence and collects information, that doesn’t necessarily lead to good decisions – especially if the first words spoken in a negotiation lead to a far higher price than was needed or to the buyer missing out on the home they wanted. Information is important but it’s not a guarantee of good decision making. You need to know the relevance of that information and you need to know how to use it wisely. That comes with experience and objectivity and insight. Good luck! \ Mal JaMes Principal Buyer advocate 0408 107 988 \ 9804 3133 We Only Buy HOMes www.james.net.au

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3104

richmond

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BenniSon mACKinnon, 9864 5000 37 Lyndhurst Street Price: $1.15 million – $1.25 million Auction: June 16 at 11.30am

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A relic from Richmond’s past life has been converted into a stylish and very modern two-storey house. Typical of Melbourne’s early 20th-century industrial suburbs are its brass street lamps and arched windows that sit in its double-brick façade flush against the footpath. Inside, a mixture of textures and materials communicate the building’s transition into the new world with timber floors and cabinetry, marble benchtops, stone fixtures, stainless steel trimmings and exposed-brick walls. The kitchen and living area is a huge space, made bigger by a concealed laundry, powder room and basement wine cellar. Upstairs, the main bedroom has beautiful views of Bridge Road’s iconic clock tower and has the same openness as downstairs, with dressing areas and an en suite all built in to the one space without any doors. Only minutes from Bridge Road, Swan Street and a short tram ride to Victoria and Chapel streets make this iconic Richmond warehouse conversion a must-see. \ eddie morton

Fletchers Balwyn North 9859 9561 3

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Noel Jones Camberwell 9809 2000 4

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14 Robert Street, Balwyn North ................................................................. Price: $1.1 million - $1.2 million ................................................................. Auction Saturday June 16 at 1.30pm .................................................................

13 Tanner Grove, Northcote ................................................................. Price: $900,000 - $950,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday June 16 at 11am .................................................................

Opposite Greythorn Park, this spacious art deco house, in the Balwyn High School zone, offers outstanding potential for extension and redevelopment into a luxurious new house, or perhaps dualoccupancy dwellings (STCA). Let's eat lunch @ Sylvia's Cafe Larder, 253a Belmore Rd Let's eat dinner @ Loong Palace, 270 Doncaster Rd Let's drink coffee @ Portafiori Beanery, 284 Doncaster Rd

Substantial drought-tolerant gardens provide a beautiful backdrop for this intelligently extended family house close to All Nations Park. Dual living/dining zones, upstairs spaces that offer views of the city and convenient carport/parking. Let's eat lunch @ Penny Farthing Espresso, 206 High St Let's eat dinner @ The Estelle, 243 High St Let's drink coffee @ Red Door Corner Store, 70 Mitchell St

postcode

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balwyn north

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HOCKING STUART, 9830 7000 17 Leicester Street Price: $800,000 – $880,000 Auction: June 23 at 11am

No. 17 is a red-brick house nestled among the towering trees that line Leicester Street. It could be a renovator’s dream or the perfect spot for a family to settle, considering the many parks, schools and cafés nearby. Inside, all bedrooms branch off the hallway extending to the left. They all have built-in wardrobes and share a pretty blue-tiled bathroom, which has a bath. The polished floorboards extend to the large and airy combined kitchen, meals and lounge area, which features a large marble fireplace as the centrepiece. The kitchen has white cupboards and an island bench. It is here that the floor changes to peach-coloured tiles. The adjoining room is a narrow sunroom, which has large windows and leads out to a wooden balcony overlooking the north-facing backyard. Stairs in the sunroom descend to a large rumpus room. There is a bathroom and laundry. The long driveway from the front of the house ends with the tandem garage in the backyard. \ ELIZABETH ANILE

postcode

3104

mont albert

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FLETCHERS, 9836 2222 21 Leopold Crescent Price: $720,000 – $780,000 Auction: June 23 at 1pm

The current vendors partially renovated this lovely double-fronted, weatherboard Californian bungalow about seven years ago. Light-yellow walls and white door frames, along with polished Baltic pine floorboards, are throughout. The main bedroom, with a built-in wardrobe, is the first room on the left-hand side. It sits opposite the lounge area with a hanging light and fireplace and cornices bordering the room. The hallway leads to the small study area and kitchen, which has polished wooden benchtops and a hanging light. The meals area is included in this space. The second bedroom branches off to the right of the kitchen and also has a built-in wardrobe. It sits next to the third bedroom, which is opposite the tan-tiled bathroom. The backyard is in two sections. The first is the patio area, which overlooks the second tier, where the cubby and swing set are, and shares the space with the garage. Public transport, shopping villages and schools complete the perfect family package. \ ELIZABETH ANILE

postcode

3127

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where to live \ p r op e r t y l i s t in g s

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ArmAdAle

2 Munro st Bennison Mackinnon 56 21 Gladstone Ave Bennison Mackinnon 59 52 Kooyong rd Bennison Mackinnon 60 48 stuart st Marshall White 90 1/770 Malvern rd Hocking Stuart 114 73 rose st RT Edgar 127 3 royal Cres RT Edgar 128

Ashburton

6/11 Welfare Pde 18 Baird st 9 Vears rd 90 Nicholas st

bAlwyn

hAmpton 5

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Built in 1925, this double-fronted house has been updated several times over the years, resulting in a modern, yet comfortable house for a big family. A path leads past a tree, which has a treehouse perched in the branches, to the porch, while a driveway runs from the side of the house to a garage in the backyard. Period features such as the stained-glass-adorned front door are sprinkled throughout and complement the renovations, such as the sleek jarrah floors. The marooncoloured main bedroom is on the right as you enter. It has an en suite, a walk-in wardrobe and views of the front

postcode

3188

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MArsHALL WHITe, 9822 9999 37 Holyrood street Price: $1.4 million + Auction: June 16 at 2.30pm

garden. Next door is a study, however, it could be a sixth bedroom. They sit opposite the elegant conjoined sitting and dining area. From here the house opens up to a combined kitchen and lounge area, where an eggplant hue is featured. The kitchen has granite benchtops and a built-in breakfast bar. Stairs ascend to a split level where three bedrooms are side by side. A dressing area and walk-in wardrobe connect the first two bedrooms. A second split level leads up to a teenager’s retreat, with its own balcony and lounge area. It overlooks the huge backyard that has plenty of room to include a pool or further landscaping. \ eLIzABeTH ANILe

54 67 80 91

Noel Jones Christopher Russell Jellis Craig Marshall White

13 Burroughs rd 131 Winmalee rd 22 Barnsbury rd 32 Beckett st 40 Jurang st 21-23 Fitzgerald st 5a Northcote Ave

Jellis Craig 72 Jellis Craig 73 Jellis Craig 74 Jellis Craig 75 Jellis Craig 80 Fletchers 118 Fletchers 121

bAlwyn north 53 Trentwood Ave 10 Corby st 2 Cash st 48 Trentwood Ave 14 robert st 80 Ursa st

Jellis Craig Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Fletchers Fletchers

bAngholme

88 riverend dve

81 103 103 104 122 124

Hocking Stuart 115

box hill north 4 Karen st

Marshall White 104

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

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hockingstuart Balwyn 9830 7000 2

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3101

Jellis Craig 9810 5000 4

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3124

Marshall White Hawthorn 9822 9999 4

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21a Aylmer Street, Balwyn North ................................................................. Price: $800,000 - $880,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday June 23 at 2pm .................................................................

15 Rockingham Street, Kew ................................................................. Price: $2.4 million ................................................................. Private sale .................................................................

1 Moorhouse Street, Camberwell ................................................................. Price: $1.65 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday June 16 at 11.30am .................................................................

Stroll to shops and trams from this impressive house and entertain in the living, dining, stone kitchen and paved garden. Features master (two WIRs, en suite), balcony, spa bathroom, heating/ cooling, security and garage. Let's eat lunch @ Di Palmas, 684-688 High Street Let's eat dinner @ Kati Thai, 66a Doncaster Road Let's drink coffee @ Red Poppies, 70 Doncaster Road

Benchmarking style and design, this 1950s residence, enhanced by Neil Architects, provides a contemporary fourbedroom, three-bathroom residence complemented by stunning living areas with an enviable rear pool/deck. Let's eat lunch @ Barkers Wine Bar, 84 Barkers Road Let's eat dinner @ Ocha, 3 Church Street Let's drink coffee @ Café 147, 147 High Street

This exquisite c1919 residence combines original elegance with contemporary style through a sitting room, music room, study, four bedrooms, two bathrooms, marble kitchen and living/dining opening to northeast garden with solar-heated pool. Let's eat lunch @ Brunetti's, 1/3 Prospect Hill Road Let's eat dinner @ Italy 1, 823 Burke Road Let's drink coffee @ Coffeehead, 8 Railway Parade

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briGHton

676 Hampton St 47 New St

Marshall White 105 Kay & Burton 142

camberwell

4/111 Wattle Valley Rd O’Donoghues First National 55 2/25 Hazel St Jellis Craig 81 41 Avenue Rd Jellis Craig 82 6 Judd St Jellis Craig 82 50 Bowen St Marshall White 92 3 Kingsley St Marshall White 93 1 Moorhouse St Marshall White 105 4 Glyndon Rd Fletchers 121

canterburY

43 Wattle Valley Rd 33 Golding St 73a Mont Albert Rd 21 Golding St 2/40 Chaucer Cres 15 Chaucer St

carneGie

8 Craigavad St

Noel Jones 52 Jellis Craig 76 Jellis Craig 83 Marshall White 94 Fletchers 123 Kay & Burton 140 Marshall White 106

cHadstone

3 Ventnor St O’Donoghues First National

cHirnside parK 14 Oak Crt

coolum beacH 35 Lang St

Fletchers 124 Belle 146

east melbourne 20 Vale St

fitzroY

278 Gore St

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Bennison Mackinnon

61

RT Edgar 134

Gisborne

3 Erinvale Close

Bennison Mackinnon

67

Noel Jones Jellis Craig Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White RT Edgar

54 83 95 106 107 107 133

Glen iris

2 Pascoe St 16 Nepean St 2 Fairview Gve 4 Cloverdale Rd 16 Vincent St 177 Finch St 21 Scott Gve

Hampton

37 Holyrood St

HawtHorn

12 Brook St 23 Elm St 36 Urquhart St 2/505 Glenferrie Rd 1/38 Elphin Gve 39 Illawarra Rd 2/4 Shakespeare Gve

HawtHorn east 3 Victoria Rd 5 Harold St 11 Widford St 25 Harts Pde 2/11 Westley St 64 Roseberry St 4/8 Denmark Hill Rd

Kew

405 Barkers Rd 7 Byron St 8 & 10 View Point 13/32 Fitzwilliam St 6 White Lodge Crt 1/50 Adeney Ave

Marshall White 108

121 Brougham St 17 Hunter St 75 Earl St 4/42 Walpole St 9 College Pde

Marshall White Marshall White Fletchers Woodards Kay & Burton

110 111 123 124 141

17 Staniland Ave Bennison Mackinnon 215 Wattletree Rd Jellis Craig 21 McArthur St Marshall White 15 Woodmason St RT Edgar 20 Mayfield Ave RT Edgar 407-409 Glenferrie Rd Kay & Burton 30a Parslow St Kay & Burton

58 85 111 129 130 139 144

malvern

sandrinGHam 5 Campbell St

soutH melbourne 69 Iffla St

soutH Yarra

6 Fulham Ave 67 Moore St 773-783 Punt Rd 13 Chambers St 1/24 Oxford St 60 Tyrone St 36 Anderson St

malvern east Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Abercromby’s Fletchers TBM Kay & Burton

96 97 98 117 123 125 145

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

84 84 88 108 109 109 122

Jellis Craig 68 Jellis Craig 77 Jellis Craig 78 Jellis Craig 85 Marshall White 99 Marshall White 110

83 Brunel St Noel Jones 54 6 Belgrave Rd Bennison Mackinnon 65 27 Millewa Ave Jellis Craig 86 6 Boston Ave Jellis Craig 86 21 Kerferd St Marshall White 100 74a Darling Rd Marshall White 112 18 Bent St Hocking Stuart 114 22a Ferncroft Ave RT Edgar 131 12 Glenbrook Ave RT Edgar 132

mont albert 9a Hotham St 2 Black St 21 Leopold Cres

Noel Jones 53 Jellis Craig 87 Fletchers 120

mont albert nortH 25 Tyrrell St 25 Valda Ave

Marshall White 112 Fletchers 120

morninGton 17 Tanti Ave

mount eliza 2 Tintagel Crt

Aqua 147

Bennison Mackinnon 57 Bennison Mackinnon 63 Bennison Mackinnon 64 Bennison Mackinnon 66 Marshall White 101 Kay & Burton 136 Kay & Burton 137

8/3 Bundalohn Crt

nortHcote

Marshall White 114

13 Tanner Gve

Noel Jones

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port melbourne 222 Esplanade East 104c/95 Rouse St 7 Hygeia St

praHran 131 Williams Rd Bennison Mackinnon 64 1 Bayview St Bennison Mackinnon 65 13 Atkinson Close Hocking Stuart 115

ricHmond 37 Lyndhurst St 70 Regent St 25 Dickmann St

st Kilda west

64/333 Beaconsfield Pde Greg Hocking 116 RT Edgar 135 Kay & Burton 146

Bennison Mackinnon 62 Bennison Mackinnon 66 Woodards 125

84 Whittakers Ln Bennison Mackinnon

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surreY Hills

38a Essex Rd 21 Barton St 3 Wharton St 619 Canterbury Rd

tooraK

4a Ormsby Gve 13 Stradbroke Ave 3/33 St Georges Rd 3/28 Springfield Ave 668 Orrong Rd

RT Edgar 135

Jellis Craig 70 Jellis Craig 79 Marshall White 102 Fletchers 119

Abercromby’s RT Edgar Kay & Burton Kay & Burton Kay & Burton

117 126 138 144 145

windsor

12 The Avenue Kay & Burton 145 *listings provided by campaigntrack.

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Marshall White 113

st Kilda

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Marshall White 113

fauna

pHotos

boards

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EDWARD FAINGOLD 9787 7790, Stall 72 & 73 www.edwardfaingold.com.au

SCULPTED By SENIA seniakazar@hotmail.com Stall 74

MARK LARICCHIA www.marklaricchia.com Stall 26

SUNRISE WOODCRAFT 9755 2639 Stall 79

CALyPSO FLASH 5974 4998, Stall 77 & 78 www.calypsoflash.com.au

There’s nothing like a bit of star power to elevate the status of a local business. And with the likes of Geoffrey Rush, Steven Spielberg and Serena and Venus Williams spotted swooning over Edward Faingold’s exquisite silver jewellery, it’s no wonder this stall has remained an institution at the market for more than 30 years. You may even recognise the black pearl earrings Susan Sarandon wore in Irresistible. Celebrity boasting aside, Faingold’s range of handmade silver and gold jewellery containing opals and gemstones is second to none and well worth a stop. \

Senia Kazar’s ceramic Australiana creations are a unique attraction at the St Kilda Esplanade Market and collectors travel from all over Australia for her work. For 28 years Kazar has hand made everything, from the shaping of each little creature, to placing it in the kiln, to selling it each Sunday. Her love for indigenous wildlife stems from her passion for bushwalking, and her intimate connection with the land shines through her work. \

Mark Laricchia’s photographs strike the perfect balance between urban cool and Victoria’s breaktaking landscape. There’s something for everyone, and it’s like that for nearly 30 years. Black-and-white portraits of Melbourne’s graffiti-covered laneways are injected with bursts of colour, and icons such as Flinders Street Station and Eureka Tower are presented with a modern twist. Make sure you have a look at the incredible shot of Uluru narrowly missed by a lightning bolt and the breathtaking panoramic shots. All prints are printed to canvas and custom orders are available. \

For 32 years Jeff Siegerman has been hand-making cutting boards out of camphor laurel timber. But don’t pass these off as just your average chopping boards. Due to the premium quality of the wood, these boards are antibacterial, waterproof and self-healing – the cuts and creases close over in time. Each cutting board is environmentally sustainable and is made from small, salvaged logs. And if that’s not good enough, each board smells delightful because it is covered with grapeseed oil to protect the timber. \

Yvonne Moloney and Colin Fleming are described as the grandmother and grandfather of the market. Each and every Sunday since 1972, this talented duo have been selling their handmade jewellery at St Kilda Esplanade. They are renowned for their beautiful hairclips and earrings. However, it’s the butterfly wing pendants that really set this stall apart from the crowd. Their pewter pendants contain real butterfly wings, which are collected from non-threatened species that have completed their lifecycle in zoos. \

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BERWICK

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BLACKBURN

BOX HILL

CAMBERWELL

CAULFIELD

GLEN IRIS

GLEN WAVERLEY

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BALWYN

BERWICK

BLACKBURN

BOX HILL

CAMBERWELL

CAULFIELD

GLEN IRIS

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BOX HILL

CAMBERWELL

CAULFIELD

GLEN IRIS

GLEN WAVERLEY

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CAMBERWELL Townhouse 4, 111 Wattle Valley Road

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Light filled single level townhouse, one of only six

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Two further bedrooms, central spa bathroom

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Two generous north facing living/dining areas

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Ducted heating and ducted evaporative cooling

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Stylish granite kitchen, large separate laundry

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Remote double garage, solar energy panels

Main bedroom with walk-in robe and ensuite

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Saturday 23rd June at 11.00 am

Inspect:

Thursday and Saturday 1.00 – 1.30 pm

Contact:

Jonathon O’Donoghue 0412 745 707

Nick Pane 0418 344 381

9882 3303

Convenient proximity to parks, trams and schools.

269 Camberwell Road, Camberwell, 3124

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3 comfortable bedrooms, renovated bathroom

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Productive rear market garden

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Close to shopping centres, schools, parkland

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A 9 iron to many prestigious golf courses

Thinking of Selling?

Contact: Jonathon O’Donoghue 0412 745 707 Simon O’Donoghue 0407 315 049 Web: www.3ventnorstreet.com

9882 3303 269 Camberwell Road, Camberwell, 3124 www.odonoghuesfn.com.au

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18 Baird Street

Classic 1950’s Abode on 868sqm This architect designed, one owner home has well stood the test of time in so many ways. Constructed in solid brick with a terracotta tile roof in the 1950´s, the floor plan, which includes 4 bedrooms, still works remarkably well for today´s often busy families. The accommodation includes an L-shaped lounge & dining room with a country style kitchen. There is a long, sun filled hallway (with French doors to a private garden) which leads to the 4 bedrooms plus a TV room & modernised family bathroom. Features ducted heating, reverse cycle air conditioners & single lock-up garage. Walk to schools, shops, train stations & parks. There are options galore with this slightly elevated 868sqm allotment, live in, extend or construct your new dream home. Auction: Open: Contact: Office:

Saturday 23rd June at 2.00pm Thursday 1.30 - 2.00pm & Saturday 12.00 - 12.30pm Joseph Brancato 0430 464 111 Chris Ewart 0419 897 979 72A Doncaster Road Balwyn North 9859 9517

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KEW 405 Barkers Road

A distinguished family lifestyle on an inspiring garden allotment Secluded behind high-walled gardens on a substantial allotment of almost 1500 sq metres, this distinguished residence (c1923) offers an exceptional indoor/outdoor entertainers lifestyle with the peaceful privacy and leafy seclusion that can only come from such an inspiring land holding. Prestigious positioning on a prime hill-top amidst Melbourne´s finest schools is further testament to the extraordinary appeal and exciting potential of this solid brick home featuring impressive proportions and lush garden aspects throughout. With wide Entrance Foyer, elegant formal Living (OFP), refined 68 The weekly review \ june 6, 2012

Dining, 5 huge upstairs Bedrooms (main/dressingroom) plus Study nook, lovely fireside Library and spacious open-plan Kitchen/Family domain overlooking picturesque salt pool and deep north-facing gardens where there´s sensational scope for a resort-style tennis court (STCA). This splendid home also features powder room, Butler´s Pantry/utility room, ducted heating, OFPs, 6 car undercover parking and 6000 litre water tank plus bore.


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Saturday 23rd June at 2pm Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 12.30-1pm 21.6m x 69.2m approx.

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

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SURREY HILLS 38A Essex Road

Spacious Indoor-Outdoor Family Entertainer in Premier Position Superbly sited on a spacious allotment with huge family-friendly rear oasis, this attractive 1930s residence boasts broad garden frontage in the widelyregarded English Counties estate. A picturesque profile precedes this delightful 2-level home delivering beautifully-appointed family spaces in a prized leafy setting. Retaining its period appeal with Art Deco-inspired ceilings, a superbly renovated interior includes zoned accommodation of 4 double Bedrooms and Study featuring an upstairs children´s wing. The secluded outdoor domain is an idyllic setting for family entertaining enjoying 70 The weekly review \ june 6, 2012

solar-heated swimming pool and paved alfresco area. Pleasingly positioned near Canterbury Primary School, Siena College, parks, Maling Road village and transport, the home also offers formal Loungeroom, Diningroom, Family/ Meals area, Kitchen with Ilve/Miele appliances, 2 bathrooms, powder room, heating/cooling, plantation shutters, storage and ample off-street parking.


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Saturday 23rd June at 12.30pm Thursday & Saturday 1-1.30pm 15.24 m x 48.77m approx.

Contact Steve Burke 0448 331 653 Andrew Wilkie 0408 441 151 Katie Reynolds 0413 790 708

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HAWTHORN EAST 11 Widford Street The beautiful period elegance and abundant family living zones that define this imposing two storey brick family residence c1920 are reinforced by a prestigious and elevated position overlooking Anderson Park; enviably located within walking distance of the new Tooronga Village, an excellent array of schools including Auburn South Primary and Bialik, with quick access to Camberwell Junction and the CBD/CityLink. Enhanced by Architect designed renovations and extensions featuring a stylish zinc-clad rear exterior, whilst preserving decorative ceilings and leadlight windows - the light-filled flowing interior with generous ceiling height comprises a welcoming wide entrance hall dividing the formal living and dining rooms, four bedrooms main with WIR, ensuite and balcony, two bathrooms, separate laundry, family retreat with tree-top City skyline glimpses plus an expansive family precinct incorporating a smartly appointed Miele and stone kitchen, dining and living spilling out through full-height concertina doors to a north-east facing deck and private garden. Other features include alarm, Heat-n-Glow FP, ducted heating/cooling and tandem OSP.

Auction

Saturday 23rd June at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2.45-3.15pm & Saturday 11.15-11.45am

Contact

Zali Booker 0422 576 049 | James Tostevin 0417 003 333

Web

www.11widfordstreethawthorneast.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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ARMADALE 48 Stuart Street Captivating Victorian residence within stunning northeast garden and pool surrounds delivers a compelling blend of classic elegance and light-filled modern comfort. Arched hallway leads to beautiful sitting room (marble OFP), formal dining (OFP), downstairs bedroom (BIR) and stylish bathroom accompanied upstairs by three further bedrooms (BIRs) and modern bathroom. Oak floors flow through immaculate kitchen and living/dining room. Features ducted heating, RC/ air-conditioning, irrigation and potential OSP via ROW. Land: 377sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 23rd June at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 1-1.30pm

Contact

Susan McGlashan 0417 554 224 Mark Harris 0414 799 343

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Web

www.48stuartstreetarmadale.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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ASHBURTON 90 Nicholas Street Enjoying an idyllic location near Gardiner´s Creek, this stunning 4 year-old residence delivers a sensational family lifestyle. An intelligent floorplan provides formal living & dining (gas log fireplace), brilliantly equipped gourmet kitchen & expansive family living & dining areas opening to alfresco, northwest garden and heated pool. Main bedroom with stylish ensuite is accompanied by three further bedrooms, retreat & two additional bathrooms. Features heating/cooling, alarm, ducted vacuum & double garage. Land: 697sqm/7,500sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 23rd June at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 11.30-12pm

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Contact

Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913 Andrew Hayne 0418 395 349

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Web

www.90nicholasstreetashburton.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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CAMBERWELL 50 Bowen Street Impressive c1896 block fronted Victorian residence delivers a flawless blend of period elegance and contemporary style. With feature Baltic pine floors and ornate ceilings the spacious accom includes formal sitting room (OFP), two main bedrooms with en-suites, two further bedrooms, study and third bathroom. Sensational living/dining room and state of the art kitchen with 90cm Ilve oven open out to fantastic covered deck and rear garden with heated pool. Features, hydronic heating, RC/air-con, powder-room, double carport, auto gates, irrigation & water tank. Land 920 sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 23rd June at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 12-12.30pm

Contact

Robert Ding 0418 858 393 Stephen Gough 0439 844 855

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Web

www.50bowenstreetcamberwell.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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CAMBERWELL 3 Kingsley Street A rare opportunity to acquire a superbly located site (632sqm/6,800sqft approx.) with rear access in a leafy culde-sac minutes from Maling Road or Camberwell Junction. Perfect for a new family home or a site for two beautifully appointed townhouses (STCA). The existing Victorian dwelling (c1884) in comfortable order throughout comprises arched hallway, dining room, living room, three bedrooms, modern kitchen/meals, bathroom plus external laundry & WC. Includes period attributes, OFPs, ducted heating, front OSP, garage+storage. Land size 632sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 23rd June at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm

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Contact

DĂŠsirĂŠe Wakim 0412 336 266 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

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Web

www.3kingsleystreetcamberwell.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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CANTERBURY 21 Golding Street Desirably located in a gorgeous garden setting this stylishly renovated/extended Edwardian residence blends perfectly with its coveted Maling Road precinct. With an interior comprising polished timber floors, arched hallway, northfacing informal living/dining room plus a contemporary timber and S/S kitchen opening to a wisteria clad pergola/ alfresco area. Complemented by a formal sitting room, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms & laundry. Features include period attributes, OFPs, ducted heating/cooling, 2 sheds, front carport+ROW. Land size: 603sqm/6,491sqft (approx)

Auction

Saturday 16th June at 10am

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 3-3.30pm

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Contact

Joe Muinos 0423 222 043 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Web

www.21goldingstreetcanterbury.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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GLEN IRIS 2 Fairview Grove Gracing a generous allotment in the coveted Dorrington Estate precinct this charming family residence c1915 presents in excellent order whilst offering an exceptional opportunity to renovate/extend (STCA). The interior comprises wide hallway, formal sitting & dining rooms, 3 bedrooms, family bathroom, modern kitchen and spacious north-east informal living/dining overlooking a deep rear garden; plus a laundry/bathroom & separate WC. Includes alarm, ducted heating, air-conditioner, double carport+ workshop/storage. Land Size: 1,000sqm/10,760sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 23rd June at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 12.30-1pm

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Contact

James Redfern 0412 360 667 Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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HAWTHORN 12 Brook Street Developers will jump at this exceptionally rare opportunity on this large parcel of land 806sqm/8,673sqft approx. with council approved plans and permits are completed and available for the construction of two luxurious new town residences ensuring an immediate start. Alternatively renovate existing the dwelling and add a second one behind (STCA). The current 1940s brick residence presents in comfortable condition throughout and could be occupied/ rented temporarily whilst deciding on its future.

Auction

Saturday 23rd June at 3.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 10.15-10.45am & Saturday 10-10.30am

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Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Web

www.12brookstreethawthorn.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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HAWTHORN 23 Elm Street This intelligently renovated four bedroom Edwardian solid brick home is situated only minutes away from Victoria Gardens and West Hawthorn Primary. A romantic tessellated tiled return verandah introduces an elegant hall and a superb sitting room. To the rear, the mood switches spectacularly to modern. Northern light fills striking family living/dining featuring a stylish open-plan kitchen and walls of windows that offer un-interrupted enjoyment of designer decking and a sunny garden. Period fire places, ducted heating. Garage plus parking. Land: 695 sqm approx

Auction

Saturday 16th June at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm, 6-6.30pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm

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Contact

Walter Dodich 0413 262 655 Nicholas Franzmann 0412 247 175

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Web

www.23elmstreethawthorn.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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HAWTHORN 36 Urquhart Street Instantly appealing recently refurbished mid 1920s family residence in coveted Urquhart Estate with renovated/ extended interior comprising wide Baltic Pine hallway, formal sitting room and dining, family bathroom, 4 bedrooms (upstairs main with study, WIR/ensuite) plus well appointed S/S & stone kitchen with adjacent laundry, powder room and informal dining+ living featuring fullheight windows and garden vistas. Attributes include alarm, ducted heating, cellar, rear access to walking track and Scullin Park, double carport.

Auction

Saturday 23rd June at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 10.30-11am

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Contact

Zali Booker 0422 576 049 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Web

www.36urquhartstreethawthorn.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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KEW 6 White Lodge Court A sublime Studley Park position perched at the top of a highly-coveted cul-de-sac is the exclusive setting for a rare opportunity to craft a lifestyle of luxury savouring views to ´Raheen´ and the city beyond. Secure this desirable parcel of land located in distinguished Yarra River environs and immediately enjoy the comfortable family spaces of the existing home, consider the Vibe Design plans/permits for a striking architectural domain or create a stunning residence of your own (STCA). Near High Street, private schools and transport.

Auction

Saturday 16th June at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 1.30-2pm

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Contact

Antony Woodley 0421 286 741 Peter Mitchell 0418 374 556

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Web

www.6whitelodgecourtkew.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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MALVERN EAST 21 Kerferd Street In a glorious Gascoigne Estate setting, this captivating solid brick c1910 Edwardian residence blends period elegance with modern family comfort. Baltic pine floors and high ceilings are introduced through stunning main bedroom (ensuite/WIR), three further bedrooms, two bathrooms, graciously proportioned sitting room (OFP), formal dining, gourmet Bosch kitchen and spacious living opening to north facing garden with pool and spa. Features hydronic heating, evaporative cooling, alarm, auto gates and double garage. Land Size: 927sqm/9978sqft (approx).

Auction

Saturday 16th June at 1.30pm

Contact

Heather Elder 0413 273 079 John Manton 0411 444 930

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Web

www.21kerferdstreetmalverneast.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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SOUTH YARRA 1/24 Oxford Street A once in a lifetime opportunity, this pristine architect designed c1970´s town residence within exceptionally generous north-facing garden and pool surrounds offers outstanding scope to renovate and extend only metres from Chapel Street and Toorak Road. Northern light is filtered through living/dining room with immaculate kitchen opening to large north garden and pool (STCA). Two bedrooms (BIRs) and balcony upstairs are complemented by bathroom and study area. Features electric heating, powder-room, laundry and double carport.

Auction

Saturday 23rd June at 9.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 10.15-10.45am

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Contact

Justin Krongold 0403 163 355 Andrew Hayne 0418 395 349

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Web

www.1-24oxfordstreetsouthyarra.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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SURREY HILLS 3 Wharton Street Masterfully renovated/extended Californian blending period elegance with a superb contemporary design and layout comprising wide entrance hall, formal sitting room, 4 bedrooms, main (WIR/ensuite), study, pristine bathroom, laundry expansive living/dining area plus sleek kitchen flowing to two separate stone paved alfresco areas, wisteria clad pergola and built-in barbeque all adjacent to a solar heated in-ground pool. Features include alarm, Plantation Shutters, ducted heating/refrig cooling, remote gate, carport/ tandemOSP.

Auction

Saturday 23rd June at 1pm

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 12.45-1.15pm

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Contact

James Tostevin 0417 003 333 Michael Wood 0425 280 191

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Web

www.3whartonstreetsurreyhills.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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Kay & Burton Richard Spratt 0412 493 189

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BALWYN NORTH 2 Cash Street Elevated valley views offer an engaging backdrop for refined entertaining in this immaculately presented family home close to Koonung Creek Reserve. Generous proportions combine with abundant natural light, 3 modern bathrooms and prized Balwyn High School zoning to present simply outstanding family surroundings.

Auction

Saturday 16th June at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1.30-2pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm

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Contact

Walter Dodich 0413 262 655 Cameron Edgoose 0438 064 212

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Web

www.2cashstreetbalwynnorth.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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BALWYN NORTH 10 Corby Street Boasting a coveted Balwyn High location and opportunity to renovate/extend/rebuild to capitalize on views (STCA) this comfortable home comprises hallway, living/dining, 3 bedrooms (BIRs), 2 bathrooms, modern kitchen/meals, laundry, external WC. Includes alarm, ducted heating/ cooling, dble/garage+storage. Land size: 650sqm/6,997sqft (approx)

Auction

Saturday 23rd June at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 11.15-11.45am

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Contact

Joe Muinos 0423 222 043 Michael Wood 0425 280 191

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Web

www.10corbystreetbalwynnorth.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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BALWYN NORTH 48 Trentwood Avenue Behind a broad 19m approx. frontage and located within the Balwyn High zone close to Greythorn Village, this immaculate c1960´s brick residence´s iconic sun-drenched style and spacious dimensions offer immediate family appeal with excellent scope to renovate or rebuild (STCA). A northfacing orientation ensures natural light flow through formal living, sep. dining, 3 bedrooms, bathroom, well equipped pristine kitchen, casual dining and generous rumpus/billiards room opening to sunny northeast garden. Features ducted heating, 2nd shower and toilet, laundry and double garage.

Auction

Saturday 23rd June at 2pm

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 1-1.30pm

Contact

Robert Ding 0418 858 393 Stephen Gough 0439 844 855

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Web

www.48trentwoodavenuebalwynnorth.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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BOX HILL NORTH 4 Karen Street Standing out with impressive high front fence preceding this brilliantly renovated/extended family home featuring stateof-the-art fixtures, fittings & finishes, solid stone bathrooms, gourmet kitchen plus expansive living/dining (built-in bar, theatre system & 2-way JetmasterFP), north-facing deck with spa+sauna; 3 bedrooms (huge main/WIR/ensuite), study, family bathroom, laundry (roof storage). Includes alarm, ducted heating/cooling, landscaped gardens, cellar, 10,000L tank+irrigation, remote gates/garage+storage.

Auction

Saturday 23rd June at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 2.15-2.45pm

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Contact

Zali Booker 0422 576 049 Michael Wood 0425 280 191

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Web

www.4karenstreetboxhillnorth.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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BRIGHTON 676 Hampton Street Quality and designer indulgence is at the heart of this superbly renovated home. Solid-brick sensation has the best of both worlds, with 1930s glamour and today´s luxuries. Hidden away in a beautiful garden setting, there´s open-plan living, media room, 4 bedrooms, and state-of-the-art bathrooms. Deluxe features include hydronic heating, stone benchtops, European appliances, and automatic gates. A very desirable home near Were St shops, Brighton Beach Primary, St Peter´s Kindergarten, and South Road schools.

Auction

Saturday 23rd June at 11.30am

Inspect

Wednesday 12.15-12.45pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

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Contact

Kate Strickland 0400 125 946 Ian Whiteside 0419 591 761

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Web

www.676hamptonstreetbrighton.com

Office

312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

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CAMBERWELL 1 Moorhouse Street This exquisite c1919 solid brick residence impressively combines original elegance with stunning contemporary style. High ceilings distinguish the elegant sitting room (OFP), music room, study (OFP), four beautiful bedrooms (BIRs/WIRs) and two marble bathrooms. The sublime marble kitchen features Smeg appliances and overlooks the spacious family living/dining room (OFP) which opens out to a private northeast garden with solar heated pool. Features ducted heating, evaporative cooling, alarm, laundry, water tank and off street parking for 2 cars.

Auction

Saturday 16th June at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 4-4.30pm & Saturday 10.30-11am

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Contact

Robert Ding 0418 858 393 Andrew Hayne 0418 395 349

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Web

www.1moorhousestreetcamberwell.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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CARNEGIE 8 Craigavad Street Exuding period charm & allure, this c1930´s timber residence is further enhanced by a superb quiet cul-de-sac location. Designer colours complement timber floors through formal sitting room/study & sensational living/dining domain with stunning Ilve kitchen opening to a landscaped north-facing garden. Main bdrm (ensuite/WIR) & second downstairs bdrm (BIR) are complemented upstairs by two further bdrms (BIRs), bathroom & children´s retreat. Features heating/ cooling, alarm, powder-room, laundry, irrigation & carport. Land: 565sqm/6,080sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 23rd June at 1.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 10.30-11am

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Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058 Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913

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Web

www.8craigavadstreetcarnegie.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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GLEN IRIS 4 Cloverdale Road Impressive Masterplan family residence combines elegance, quality finishes and generous proportions. Inviting marble entrance introduces sitting room (OFP), formal dining, study, main bedroom with his/her WIRs and marble ensuite, three further double bedrooms (BIRs) and bathroom. Light-filled living/dining, immaculate Gaggenau kitchen and expansive billiards/recreation room open to a landscaped garden with heated pool. Features ducted heating, air-conditioning, ducted vacuum, alarm, 2 powder-rooms & double garage. Land: 778sqm/8,372sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 16th June at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2.30-3pm & Saturday 10.15-10.45am

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Jason Brinkworth 0416 006 282 Andrew Hayne 0418 395 349

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Web

www.4cloverdaleroadgleniris.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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GLEN IRIS 177 Finch Street Immaculate architect designed residence caters brilliantly to family life now as when first built. Generous dimensions ensure immediate enjoyment through formal living (OFP) and dining rooms, well-equipped kitchen, casual dining and spacious family room (OFP) opening to northwest garden. Main bedroom with WIR/en-suite and balcony is complemented by three further bedrooms, study and 2nd bathroom. Features ducted heating/cooling, ducted vacuum, powder-room, laundry and double garage. Land Size: 673sqm/7250sqft (approx).

Auction

Saturday 16th June at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

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Rae Tomlinson 0418 336 234 Richard Mackinnon 0414 822 579

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www.177finchstreetgleniris.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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GLEN IRIS 16 Vincent Street Exceptionally spacious c1970´s residence brilliantly accommodates modern family requirements. Immaculately presented with scope to update/rebuild (STCA), an inviting ambience defines sitting room, formal dining, main bedroom (ens), 3 further bedrooms, bathroom, bright kitchen & living/ dining opening to deep northeast garden with heated pool. Fifth bedroom or self-contained area, ideal in-law/nanny accommodation or potential master suite provides enormous flexibility. Features ducted heating, air-con, alarm, powderroom, laundry & carportx2. Land: 865sqm/9,306sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 23rd June at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 12.30-1pm

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Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913 Andrew Hayne 0418 395 349

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Web

www.16vincentstreetgleniris.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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HAMPTON/BRIGHTON BEACH 37 Holyrood Street Superbly situated on 1005 sqm (approx.), this delightful c1925 solid brick residence takes advantage of its first-class location with sensational bay views from the first floor balcony. Delivering immediate family enjoyment with scope to further update and fully embrace it’s potential, this 5 bedroom family home boasts a kitchen with granite benches and generous family living room opening out to an exceptionally deep private north facing garden supported by a 3,000 litre rain water tank. Stroll to Hampton Street shops, cafes and a range of excellent schools.

Auction

Saturday 16th June at 2.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 12.15-12.45pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm

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Robin Parker 0409 336 282 Kristen Hatt 0408 625 965

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Web

www.37holyroodstreethampton.com

Office

312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

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HAWTHORN EAST 25 Harts Parade This picture perfect block-fronted c1890´s Victorian residence blends classic elegance with spacious modern functionality. Ornate ceilings are highlighted through sitting room (marble OFP), formal dining (OFP), three bedrooms (OFPs) and two bathrooms. Upstairs, the main bedroom (ensuite) is accompanied by a retreat. Natural light streams through well appointed granite kitchen, casual dining and spacious living opening to north-facing garden. Features hydronic heating, plantation shutters, laundry & double carport.

Auction

Saturday 16th June at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm

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Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581 James McCormack 0410 503 389

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Web

www.25hartsparadehawthorneast.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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HAWTHORN EAST 64 Roseberry Street This attractive freestanding single-fronted Edwardian cottage features an imaginatively renovated interior comprising Baltic Pine hallway flanked by two bedrooms (with robes) and leading to a generous full-width living area, sleek bathroom with Euro laundry and kitchen and dining opening to a deep landscaped garden with direct access to Fritsch Holzer Park - ideal for outdoor entertaining. Features include alarm, period attributes, OFPs, CaesarStone benchtops, S/S appliances, hydronic heating , easy care gardens.

Auction

Saturday 23rd June at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 10.45-11.15am

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Andrew Gibbons 0407 577 007 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

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Web

www.64roseberrystreethawthorneast.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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HAWTHORN EAST 2/11 Westley Street Perfectly positioned close to trams, Burke Road Shopping, nearby parks and schools. Superbly presented scale down home comprises of two ground floor bedrooms, expansive living room with OFP, separate dining room, light and bright kitchen family room overlooking north facing rear garden. Two further bedrooms and central bathroom upstairs. Feature double lock up garage, ducted heating and powder room. Land 473sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 16th June at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm Saturday 1-1.30pm

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Nicholas Franzmann 0412 247 175 Leonard Teplin 0402 431 657

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266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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KEW 1/50 Adeney Avenue With delightful views over Victoria Park, this ultra stylish contemporary residence offers enviable lifestyle enjoyment through living/dining, 3 large bedrooms (3 en-suites/BIRs), stunning designer kitchen featuring 90cm Ilve oven and relaxed dining opening to north-east garden with covered entertaining area and spa. Features solar electricity, heating/ cooling, alarm, powder-room, video intercom, secure entrance via auto-gates & double remote garage with internal access.

Auction

Saturday 16th June at 10am

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 11-11.30am

Contact

Robert Ding 0418 858 393 Stephen Gough 0439 844 855

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Web

www.1-50adeneyavenuekew.com

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KEW 121 Brougham Street This gorgeous single-fronted freestanding Victorian cottage (c1890) showcases a stylishly renovated interior featuring glossy dark stained Baltic Pine floors, formal living room (OFP), 2 bedrooms (BIRs,) pristine bathroom, laundry, second level main bedroom (WIR/ensuite/balcony). A stunning lightfilled living, dining and Miele/stone kitchen has wide European Oak floors and floor-to-ceiling bi-fold doors opening to a deck+courtyard. Includes luxurious appointments, ducted heating/refrigerated cooling/vacuum, remote/OSP/ROW.

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Saturday 16th June at 11.30am

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Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 1.30-2pm

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Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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KEW 17 Hunter Street This attractive contemporary Federation-style home benefits from a modern design providing a spacious, light-filled interior featuring neutral tones, polished timber brush box hallway, formal sitting room, separate dining, 4 bedrooms (main/WIR/ensuite) or 3+study, family bathroom, laundry plus open-plan informal living area incorporating a wellequipped kitchen (WIP), dining and family room (JetmasterFP) and north-west orientation. Features include alarm, ducted heating/cooling, Jetmaster fireplace, cellar storage, remote/double garage.

Auction

Saturday 16th June at 12.30pm

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Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 12.45-1.15pm

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Michael Wood 0425 280 191 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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MALVERN 21 McArthur Street Enchanting timber Edwardian residence opposite McArthur St Park effortlessly achieves an inviting casual elegance through flexible family spaces. A gorgeous sitting room (OFP) is complemented by generous living/dining room with pristine kitchen opening to landscaped west-facing garden. Four light-filled bedrooms & bathroom are accompanied by an additional family room, study and second bathroom. Features heating, RC/air-conditioner, laundry, auto-gates and 2xOSP. Land: 392sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 16th June at 10.30am

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Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

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Susan McGlashan 0417 554 224 Mark Harris 0414 799 343

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www.21mcarthurstreetmalvern.com

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1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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MALVERN EAST 74A Darling Road Stunning solid brick Art Deco residence offers sensational indoor/outdoor lifestyle appeal near Terminus Village´s shops, cafes and trams. Captivating Deco ceilings and timber floors distinguish entrance hall, sitting room (OFP), separate dining (OFP), generous main bedroom with stylish ensuite/ WIR, two double bedrooms and modern bathroom. Spacious gourmet European kitchen opens to a private northeast garden with wide entertaining deck ideal for al fresco dining. Features ducted heating, separate laundry and OSP.

Auction

Saturday 23rd June at 11.30am

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Saturday 12-12.30pm & Thursday 6-6.30pm

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Mark Williams 0417 189 377 Allira Elms 0420 377 451

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www.74adarlingroadmalverneast.com

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1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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MONT ALBERT NORTH 25 Tyrrell Street Revealing inviting interiors spaces ideal for family enjoyment and entertaining, this delightfully renovated home enjoys an elevated position in this family focused location, close to bike trails, parks, schools, transport, East Balwyn Village shops and Westfield Doncaster . A generous light-filled floor plan delivers oversized open-plan living and dining spaces, stunning CaesarStone kitchen and adjacent casual dining area that opens to an enviable entertaining deck. Features 4 spacious bedrooms, stylish spa bathroom, and cellar and double garage.

Auction

Saturday 23rd June at 11.30am

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Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

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Cameron Edgoose 0438 064 212 Walter Dodich 0413 262 655

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www.25tyrrellstreetmontalbertnorth.com

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266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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SANDRINGHAM 5 Campbell Street Already offering superb light-filled family spaces and a desirable location metres to the beach, this charming c1930´s solid brick residence´s compelling appeal is further enhanced by plans and permits for a 2nd storey extension and roof-top terrace offering spectacular bay views. Natural light streams through living room (OFP), study, main bedroom (ensuite), two further bedrooms, bathroom, dining and well appointed kitchen opening to northeast garden and heated pool. Features ducted heating/cooling, double garage.

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Saturday 16th June at 12.30pm

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Wednesday 11.15-11.45am & Saturday 2-2.30pm

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Robin Parker 0409 336 282 Kate Strickland 0400 125 946

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www.5campbellstreetsandringham.com

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312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

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SOUTH MELBOURNE 69 Iffla Street A unique Victorian that delights the senses, this charming inner city home´s romantic reading room and bright separate music room lead to equally attractive living/dining areas, granite kitchen, outdoor entertaining and inviting courtyard proportions. A main bedroom with walk-in robes and ensuite, two further bedrooms, central bathroom and study confirm this home´s delightful personality. Downstairs powder room and laundry/third shower. Close to Gasworks Park, St Vincent Gardens and Albert Park cafes.

Auction

Saturday 23rd June at 12.30pm

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Wednesday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

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Oliver Bruce 0409 856 599 Lisa Jarrett 0408 053 623

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www.69ifflastreetsouthmelbourne.com

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119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999

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ST KILDA 8/3 Bundalohn Court The ultimate one bedroom apartment, boasting spaces of exceptional size and style, enhanced by its location in a peaceful cul-de-sac renowned for its deco era streetscape and immediate proximity to St Kilda Botanical Gardens. Northern light fills sensational living/dining area accompanied by an inviting terrace and contemporary kitchen. Generous double bedroom with built-in robes and ensuite, second bathroom and ample storage are additional assets. Security entrance and garage. Nothing else comes close.

Auction

Saturday 23rd June at 10.30am

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Wednesday 5-5.30pm & Saturday 1.45-2.15pm

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Sam Hobbs 0404 164 444 Oliver Bruce 0409 856 599

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www.8-3bundalhoncourtstkilda.com

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119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999

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Armadale 1/770 Malvern Road Secure & quiet, this impressive grnd-floor north-facing Art Deco ‘Wendouree’ apt with parking resides in a fabulous Armadale location. Unmistakable Art Deco lines enhance the attractive northern living/dining room with a FP, 2 large BRs, a terrazzo bthrm & a Blanco kitchen.

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Malvern East 18 Bent Street The grace of an earlier era with the luxuries of today. Three bedrooms, separate formal living / study and a beautiful semi-ensuite bathroom. A wonderful stone-topped kitchen with dining and family area enjoy the outlook of a pretty rear garden and double garage from ROW.

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Bangholme 88 Riverend Drive Rural lifestyle with a bayside address. Escape to a beautiful 40 acre approx rural lifestyle on the edge of suburban convenience. A magnificent 4 bed + study 4.5 bath contemporary home provides panoramic views of your own private lake and the Dandenongs, while inside features are Spotted Gum floors, 3 superb entertaining zones (wet bar), Miele & stone kitchen (WI pantry), north facing covered alfresco entertaining area, a private lift, R/C ducted air cond, ducted vac, alarm & 4 car auto garage. With plenty of tranquil paddocks featuring post & rail electrified fencing. A perfect lifestyle and close access to the city. Adjoining acreages are also for sale.

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4 Sat as advertised Sat 23rd June - 12.30pm 93 / K11 $2,700,000 plus Chelsea 391 Nepean Hwy, 3196 9772 7222 Daniel Wright 0414 788 828 Joy Allan 0418 373 244

Prahran/Windsor 13 Atkinson Close Contemporary Prahran, So Convenient! So close to it all - yet so secluded! This 2-storey 3-bedroom, 2.5 bathroom townhouse is the ultimate in easy-care living with a contemporary profile befitting of its fashionable Prahran address on the edge of Chapel St. An accomplished set-up with all the advantages of zoned living, multiple outdoor areas, & sought after off-street parking. A northern sitting room overlooking a decked courtyard & a family room & dining wing with cafe doors to a 2nd courtyard - each provide private spaces for daily living & relaxing entertaining. There’s a quality stone & Smeg kitchen, a north-facing main bedroom with a balcony, ensuite & WIR. A garage with internal access, additional off-street parking & more. 3

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HOLDSWORTH AUCTION Saturday 23 June 1:30pm

Port Melbourne 222 Esplanade East

Brand New Contemporary Chic Flawless finishes, sincerely generous proportions and sophisticated modern styling. An inviting combination indeed in any setting but when offered this close to the Beach, CBD and the delights of Bay Street, the contemporary lifestyle offering becomes exceptional! This architect designed contemporary residence offers just such a combination in a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom floor plan conceived over three levels. Fluid open plan design, high ceilings and an extensive use of glass create a relaxed, light filled ambience enhanced by the luxury of American Oak floors, custom built in storage and brilliant rooftop entertaining with plumbed BBQ and CBD skyline views. Features ducted heating/cooling throughout, CBUS lighting, video intercom, surround sound, remote L/U garage with additional car space and more. Albert Park 8644 5500 116 The weekly review \ june 6, 2012

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Hawthorn 2/505 Glenferrie Road Elevated Exclusivity This generous town residence´s northerly rear aspects and elevated Scotch Hill setting enhance luxurious living/ dining areas, separate kitchen/meals and completely private backdrop. Leafy outlooks and lots of light complement a main bedroom with ensuite while two additional bedrooms offer appealing views towards Toorak and share a sky lit central bathroom. A four car garage creates options for converting some space to a bright home office, teenager´s retreat or entertainment area while still securely accommodating two cars. One of only three. Ideal in every way...

Toorak 4a Ormsby Grove Contemporary Simplicity in Toorak Central An exceptional Wayne Gillespie town residence only a moments´ walk to Toorak and Hawksburn Village shops. Comprising four magnificent bedrooms all with built in robes, master complete with ensuite, beautiful reception room, well-appointed open plan kitchen with Gaggenau appliances and a spacious informal living area opening to private rear landscaped garden. Features include large central upstairs bathroom, 2 powder rooms, security entrance and intercom, large lock up garage with abundant storage (accessed via right of way), ducted heating/ air conditioning, ducted vacuum and alarm. Located close to all transport options, leading schools and parks.

Auction: Saturday 16th June at 10.30am View: Thursday 12.00-12.30pm & Saturday 11.00-11.30am Andrew Harlock 0419 379 992 Kate Cusack 0438 334 374

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This smooth designer residence offers the ultimate lifestyle opportunity in the heart of ever popular café and restaurant precinct. Complemented by outstanding city skyline this deceptively spacious home offers 3 bedrooms (BIR & WIR), 2 modern bathrooms, open plan living as well as the sought after lifestyle at your doorstep. Further enhanced by an ageless design that utilises steel, stone, concrete and timber for the ultimate opportunity. Note: off street parking and all the modern comforts.

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1 Saturday 23 June at 12.30 Wed 12.30-1.00 & 5.30-6.00 & Sat 12.30-1.15 Robert Clements 0412 547 291

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HAWTHORN 39 Illawarra Road Scotch Hill Excitement. A Brilliant ´Metier 3´ Family Home Stylishly minimalistic yet luxuriously comfortable encompassing a vast open plan living/ dining, a granite/marble kitchen /dining, powder room, 4 generously appointed bedrooms, 2 marble bathrooms, laundry, media/entertainment room. Outdoor entertainment areas include a stylish pavilion, a spectacular 17m lap pool & spotted gum decks. The masterful use of finishes from heated polished floor concrete, spotted gum Carrara marble & split face brick has been combined to produce an art piece that will stand the test of time. Close to Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club & Private Schools.

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2 $ 3,600,000 Wed, Sat & Sun 1.00-1.45 Rodney Morley 0418 321 222 Andrew Tolson 0418 312 542 428 Toorak Road Toorak 9826 0000

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TOORAK 13 Stradbroke Avenue Beautifully renovated 1930’s double storey town residence designed by Rodney Alsop with abundant natural light, a beautiful large private north facing garden in a quiet tree lined avenue within walking distance to Toorak Village shops and transport. Generous formal living/dining with gas open fireplace, kitchen with casual meals area and family room overlooking northern garden. Upstairs: 3 generous bedrooms (main with walk in robe and ensuite) and family bathroom. Double lock up garage, hydronic heating and category 5+6 data cabling. Land 632m2 approx. 126 The weekly review \ june 6, 2012

Auction View Call Office Web

Saturday 16th June at 12.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday 1.00 - 1.30pm Michael Ebeling 0418 338 811 Jeremy Fox 0418 339 650 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 rtedgar.com.au


ARMADALE 73 Rose Street Gracious, renovated, north facing 3 or 4 bedroom single level Victorian family residence on 960m2 with pool and double garage. An attractive faรงade with return verandah, bay window, high ceilings and modern family room extension opening to northern garden and teenage retreat. Main bedroom with ensuite and walk in robes, 2 further bedrooms with built in robes, study/4th bedroom, main bathroom, formal lounge or dining, family room, modern kitchen with living area and casual meals. Hydronic plus ducted heating/cooling, potential for 4 car garaging via rear R.O.W, cellar and alarm.

Auction Saturday 16th June at 1.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) View Wed & Thur 12.00 - 12.30pm & Sat 12.00 - 12.45pm Call Simon Hicks 0413 713 000 Warwick Anderson 0418 320 873 Office 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 Web www.73rosestarmadale.com.au june 6, 2012 \ The weekly review 127


ARMADALE 3 Royal Crescent Classic double fronted solid brick Victorian home with high ceilings, period features and natural light, offering 4-5 bedrooms with Northerly rear aspect. In one of Armadale’s premier tree lined avenues, close to High Street, quality schools and transport, this extended family home provides comfortable accommodation ready to move in today, while providing scope for enhancement in the future. Formal sitting, separate dining both with open fireplaces, master with ensuite and BIRs, 3-4 further bedrooms, kitchen with meals area and family room opening onto northern rear garden with rear R.O.W access. 128 The weekly review \ june 6, 2012

Auction Saturday 16th June at 2.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) View Wednesday & Saturday 3.00 - 3.30pm Call Mark Wridgway 0419 510 777 Sarah Monaghan 0421 158 947 Office 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 Web www.3royalcresarmadale.com.au


MALVERN 15 Woodmason Street Elevated and beautifully renovated light filled 5 bedroom family residence opening to private north facing rear garden with heated indoor pool in this quiet cul de sac convenient to key schooling on substantial land of 819m2 with broad 19.2m frontage. Formal lounge and dining opening to covered cabana with BBQ, study, modern kitchen with casual meals and family room opening to pool and rear garden. Upstairs: Main bedroom with ensuite and northern balcony with views, 4 further bedrooms and main bathroom. Other features include ducted heat/cooling throughout, alarm and double garage.

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Saturday 16th June at 11.00am (Unless Sold Prior) Wed & Thur 1.00 - 1.30pm & Sat 2.00 - 2.45pm Jeremy Fox 0418 339 650 Simon Hicks 0413 713 000 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 www.15woodmasonstmalvern.com.au

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MALVERN 20 Mayfield Avenue Stunning period residence offering spacious and stylishly renovated/extended interior comprising 5 bedrooms (main with walk in robe and 2-way bathroom), 2nd bedroom or formal dining, formal sitting room with gas open fireplace, office with built in shelves, stylish kitchen, living/dining area opening onto northern terrace and established garden. Upstairs: 3 double bedrooms (all with built in robes) and family bathroom with separate W/C. Gas ducted heating, tandem garage, loft storage and remote gates. Close to Robert Menzies Reserve, schools, Malvern Central and transport. Land 633m2 approx. 130 The weekly review \ june 6, 2012

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Saturday 16th June at 2.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) Wed 2 - 2.30pm, Thur 5 - 5.30pm & Sat 12 - 12.30pm Michael Ebeling 0418 338 811 Sarah Case 0439 431 020 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 rtedgar.com.au


MALVERN EAST 22A Ferncroft Avenue Perfectly positioned in a tranquil cul de sac opposite Hedgeley Dene Gardens on its own separate title, this architecturally designed new luxury residence showcases approx. 67sqs of living and landscaped gardens with in-ground infinity pool. Comprising 4 double bedrooms (2 with ensuites) + study, formal room, Miele equipped kitchen overlooking informal living/meals area, upstairs additional living area and downstairs home theatre and gym or fourth living room. Complemented by 5 car basement parking, heating/cooling, solar pool heating, cellar and 10,000 litre water tanks.

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Saturday 16th June at 12.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday & Saturday 2.00 - 2.30pm Mark Wridgway 0419 510 777 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 rtedgar.com.au Thomson Malvern – John Chartres 0418 321 951 june 6, 2012 \ The weekly review 131


MALVERN EAST 12 Glenbrook Avenue Beautiful 1930’s solid brick single level family home on a sizeable 922m2 approx allotment in the prestigious Hedgeley Dene precinct. With a generous 21m frontage to Glenbrook Avenue, this wonderful family home offers ornate period features throughout, beautiful formal sitting room and separate dining room, 3 double bedrooms plus study and expansive open plan living area/family room overlooking picturesque private landscaped rear garden. Walking distance to Hedgeley Dene Gardens, Central Park, Caulfield Grammar, Korowa, Wattletree trams, cafes and Darling Station. Land: 21m x 44.5m approx. 132 The weekly review \ june 6, 2012

Auction Saturday 16th June at 11.00am (Unless Sold Prior) View Wednesday & Saturday 12.00 - 12.30pm Call Sarah Monaghan 0421 158 947 Mark Wridgway 0419 510 777 Office 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 Web www.12glenbrookavemalverneast.com.au


GLEN IRIS 21 Scott Grove Substantial solid brick 1920’s family home with generous rooms, tall ceilings and period detail, featuring flood lit tennis court and inviting in ground pool, on 1265m2 approx allotment. Fabulous outdoor living, formal sitting room, separate dining, 6 bedrooms or 5 plus study, main bedroom and guest room with ensuites, 2 additional bathrooms. Situated in a beautiful tree lined avenue, close to Central Park and Glen Iris Station. Walk to major schools such as Sacre Coeur and Korowa with trams at each end of the street. Hydronic heating, cooling, garage and carport.

Auction Saturday 23rd June at 11.00am (Unless Sold Prior) View Wednesday & Saturday 1.00 - 1.30pm Call Mark Wridgway 0419 510 777 Sarah Monaghan 0421 158 947 Office 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 Web www.21scottgvegleniris.com.au june 6, 2012 \ The weekly review 133


FITZROY 278 Gore Street Vast living spaces, soaring ceilings and garaging for 6 cars set this magnificent residence in a class of its own. Completed circa 1860, the bluestone Bible Christian Church has been sensitively converted to offer a grand living and dining zone flowing to terrace, main bedroom/retreat with dressing room and ensuite, 2 further double bedrooms, 2 study areas, luxury kitchen, family bathroom and ceiling storage/further accommodation. Garage/rumpus level: Cellar, storeroom and workshop. Retaining period detail and minutes from Brunswick Street, it also features hydronic heating and security. 134 The weekly review \ june 6, 2012

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Saturday 16th June at 11.30am (Unless Sold Prior) Thursday 2.00 - 2.30pm & Saturday 1.00 - 1.30pm Warwick Anderson 0418 320 873 Sarah Case 0439 431 020 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 rtedgar.com.au Nelson Alexander Fitzroy – Arch Staver 0417 515 802


PORT MELBOURNE 104/95 Rouse Street Endless seascapes and spectacular city views surround this luxurious 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment, a perfect example of the design success that defines HM@S. Walls of windows deliver a stunning backdrop of the bay to generous living/dining areas accompanied by an enclosed indoor/ outdoor retreat and granite kitchen. Main bedroom with study zone and opulent spa ensuite sees the full CBD skyline. 2 car garaging, concierge foyer, gym, pool and tennis court. The beach and the bay a moment away.

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Saturday 23rd June at 2.30pm (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday 1.00 - 1.30pm & Saturday 2.00 - 2.30pm Gerald Betts 0418 371 855 Sarah Morrison 0408 365 361 133 Victoria Avenue, Albert Park 9699 7222 rtedgar.com.au

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Saturday 16th June at 1.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday 12.30 - 1.00pm & Saturday 11.15 - 11.45am James Vakrinos 0402 434 344 133 Victoria Avenue, Albert Park 9699 7222 rtedgar.com.au

ST KILDA WEST 64/333 Beaconsfield Parade Nestled on the bay this exceptionally large 2 bedroom apartment ticks all the boxes. With an abundance of natural light and breathtaking bay views this apartment boasts a renovated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, dishwasher, spacious dining/living room and a balcony. The apartment is further complemented by a Euro laundry, large master bedroom with BIRs and uninterrupted city views, a further 2nd bedroom, bathroom with bath, heat/cooling and a car space. Enviably located close to vibrant Fitzroy Street, Middle Park and Albert Park Village, schools, parks and transport.

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SOUTH YARRA 60 Tyrone Street A Showcase Of Excellence – Architect’S Own Situated just moments from Chapel St, Toorak Rd, Commercial Rd & Fawkner Park, this superb architectural masterpiece feat. large gallery-like spaces, ‘frameless’ floor-to-ceiling windows, haute finishes & soaring ceilings throughout. The 2-storey residence comprises a large open plan living zone, courtyard, Gaggenau/ Miele kitchen with 2 pantries, main BR with dressing area, BIRs & en suite; & 2 upstairs BRs with en suites & BIRs. Also includes a powder room, laundry, double garage, zoned RC heating/cooling, motorised external blinds, security & intercom.

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Saturday 23rd June 1pm Wednesday 1-1.30pm & Thursday 66.30pm Darren Lewenberg 0412 555 556 Gary Ormrod 0419 588 331 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

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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 Wednesday 1-1.30pm Call. Michael Gibson 0418 530 392 Gowan Stubbings 0412 269 999 Gerald Delany 0418 355 337 Office. 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

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TOORAK 3/33 St Georges Road Spacious & Single-Level In Elite Environs Plane tree-lined splendour in a prestigious locale provides an impressive introduction to the beautiful light, large proportions and glorious north-facing rear garden of this spacious single-level villa unit. Tucked quietly away affording the utmost convenience, this magnificent 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom and study home enjoys complete current-day comfort with fresh, inviting interior savouring delightful vistas over a paved alfresco area to garden. Desirably situated near Toorak Village, transport and parks.

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Saturday 23rd June 2pm Wednesday & Saturday 12-12.30pm Sam Wilkinson 0400 169 148 Tom Staughton 0411 554 850 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

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MALVERN 407-409 Glenferrie Road Classical Opulence In All Its Glory Wrapped in lush gardens, this illustrious English-style family domain delivers elegance & luxury on approx. 20,000 sqft. The 4-level home offers a grand entry hall, formal rooms, 7 BRs, 4 bathrms, study, bar with courtyard, sunroom with wraparound terrace, & kitchen with European appl. & adjacent dining area. Other highlights incl. a tennis court, swimming pool, glass house, staff quarters, powder room, laundry, cellar, dbl garage, multiple OSP on a large return driveway, heating/cooling, full security & classical architectural features throughout.

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Expressions of Interest. Close Fri 15th June 12noon View. By Appointment Wednesday 11-11.30am & 7-7.30pm Call. Andrew Sahhar 0417 363 358 Ross Savas 0418 322 994 Michael Gibson 0418 530 392 Office. 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

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CANTERBURY 15 Chaucer Crescent Single Level Luxury...Only One Remaining! Uncompromising quality and class in Canterbury’s finest dress circle location is delivered by the awardwinning combination of architect Phillip Mannerheim and Brian Lee Master Builder with this magnificent new 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom executive residence. Single-level excellence and lift convenience to a 5-car garage enhance the effortless lifestyle appeal of this luxurious home opening to north-facing rear travertine terrace and garden. Lounge area, large living/dining, Miele kitchen, study.

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Private Sale. View. Thursday 1-1.30pm & 6-6.30pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm Call. Daniel Bradd 0411 347 511 Scott Patterson 0417 581 074 Office. 553 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn

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


KEW 9 College Parade Inspired Family Sophistication Partnering inspirational contemporary design & stunning garden aesthetics with a captivating Cape Cod profile, this sophisticated family residence highlights a renovation of sheer excellence on a substantial land parcel at the heart of the prestigious private school precinct, minutes from Glenferrie Rd. A brilliant combination of space & light, this enviable home comprises 5 bedrooms (2 ensuites), study/office, two further bathrooms, formal lounge, playroom/gym, home cinema, spacious living and dining, breathtaking kitchen (butler’s pantry), cellar, generous outdoor entertaining area, self-cleaning pool/spa and double garaging.

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Auction. View. Call. Office.

Saturday 16th June 12noon Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 1-1.30pm Sam Wilkinson 0400 169 148 Ross Savas 0418 322 994 553 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn

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BRIGHTON 47 New Street “Strathcona” This elegant 5-bedroom, 3-bathroom plus a study period residence with a solar heated in-ground pool on 12,100sqft/1,124m2, approx, captures the essence of Brighton’s immense lifestyle appeal walking distance to the beach & schools. Grand formal reception rooms with OFPs, impressive split-level casual living & dining adjoining a gourmet Miele and Stone Italiana kitchen with double ovens and a walk-in pantry, top-floor rumpus/games with a bay-viewing balcony and a master bedroom with spa ensuite. There are beautifully landscaped gardens with an alfresco entertaining area, and remote gates to multi car off-street parking and a double carport. Appointments are extensive from gas ducted heating, reverse-cycle air conditioning, an alarm system, a Liebherr wine fridge, 3 gas open fireplaces and beautifully preserved period detail.

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Expressions of Interest. Close Tue 26th June 5pm View. Thursday 12-12.30pm Call. Ian Jackson 0419 593 663 Gail Pullen 0407 852 041 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


MOUNT ELIZA 2 Tintagel Court ‘Lórien’ - One of the Mornington Peninsula’s Finest Clifftop Properties Enjoying one of the best cliff top positions on the Mornington Penninsula featuring unhindered panoramas over the water, this architect designed beachfront resort style property provides for a lifestyle of elegance and privacy with the most luxurious proportions. The home has direct access to the beach and comprises flowing indoor/outdoor living and entertaining spaces, 4 big BRs (2 with WIRs & ens,) central bath, billiard room, study, stunning horizon pool with fully appointed cabana and outdoor kitchen, multiple terraces/gardens, mod grass tennis court, cellar, underground parking for 4 cars with lift to all floors. Highest quality technology and appointments throughout. Land size: 29,000 sqft (approx)

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Expressions of Interest. Close Fri 22nd June 5pm View. Strictly by appointment Call. Michael Armstrong 0407 063 263 Paul Armstrong 0418 624 962 Gerald Delany 0418 355 337 Office. 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

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TOORAK 3/28 Springfield Avenue “Northern Exposure”

MALVERN 30A Parslow Street Contemporary Luxury Living At Its Finest

Superbly positioned a short walk to Toorak Village is this brand new 1st floor luxury apartment. Features; 3 large beds (all ensuite), separate study, formal / informal living and dining areas, all overlooking North facing terrace, 3 basement car parks / storeroom & lift. Auction Sunday 24th June 12noon Peter Kudelka 0418 319 439 View Wednesday 1-1.30pm Jacqui Ralph 0418 106 068 Woodards TBM 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra Andrew Tolson 0418 312 542 Rodney Morley 0418 321 222

Brand new town residence comp; spac ground flr main BR (ens & WIR), 3 additional BR’s, study, open plan liv & din, marble kitch with SMEG appl. Upstairs: 3 further BR’s each boasting access to marble ens, BIRs & priv retreat. Feat inc: landscaped garden, heat /cool, ducted vacuum, sep lndry, sec, double LUG.

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Auction Saturday 16th June 12noon View Thursday 11-11.30am & 66.30pm

Matt Davis 0412 466 858 Cher Coad 0412 252 858 Michael Gibson 0418 530 392 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

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TOORAK 668 Orrong Road Corner Duplex – Suit Owner/Investor Superbly positioned only a short walk to Toorak & Hawksburn Villages, this duplex apartment building offers an amazing opportunity to move in or develop (stca). Each strata titled apartment comp 3 BR’s (or 2 + a study) formal living & dining rooms, bthrm, kitchen, large courtyard or terrace & 2 garages off Sargood St. Auction Saturday 16th June 11am View Wednesday 2-2.30pm

Andrew Sahhar 0417 363 358 Clive Nettlefold 0418 338 459 Ross Savas 0418 322 994 226 Toorak Road, South Yarra

HAWTHORN 2/4 Shakespeare Grove Single-Level Luxury, Prestigious Position

WINDSOR 12 The Avenue Tri-Level Town Home

A grand St James Park estate position creates a highly-coveted context for lowmaintenance lifestyle luxury with this magnificent three bedroom, two bathroom ground floor apartment. Secure and secluded, this outstanding single-level home features two car basement parking (lift), storage & beautifully landscaped gardens.

Terrific room proportions and 3 living areas set this tri-level town residence apart from the rest. Offering 3 bedrooms, master with ENS & WIR, open plan kitchen / family / dining room, 2 further living areas, double garage and large entertaining court yard. Close to exclusive shops, trams, trains parks and schools.

Auction Saturday 23rd June 12noon View Wednesday 12-12.30pm & 66.30pm, Saturday 12-12.30pm

Private Sale View Thursday 12-12.30pm

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Scott Patterson 0417 581 074 Daniel Bradd 0411 347 511 553 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn

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

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LAKE EILDON 205ac - 83ha Luxurious Escape Sitting on top of the world is this unique Architects home featuring:• 4 double bedrooms each with own ensuite bathroom • Large open plan living areas with floor to ceiling picture windows, open fire place, slow combustion heater & built in bar • Well appointed kitchen with stainless steel appliances

Brighton East 20 Robinson Street PORT MELBOURNE 7 Hygeia Street Uncompromised European Quality A Fine Family Home Close To The Beach

This two-storey 3-bedrm, 2-bathrm plus a study residence on a low-maintenance block draws inspiration from classic European architecture. Three areas 3 Located in a its court setting within the booming Garden City estate thisliving appealing include a nth-facing family room flowing to a terrace; a dble garage, spa & bedroom family home has been tastefully refurbished and is brilliantly located just hydronic heating some of appointments in this of convenient address. minutes to beach.are Situated onthe a substantial allotment land (448sqm approx.) it includes OP living/dining, outdoor deck and0450 4 car096 brick137 garage. Auction Saturday 2nd June 3pmentertainer’s Mark Bury View Wednesday 11.30-12pm Stewart Lopez 0418 377 757 Auction Saturday 23rd June 1pm John Simpson 0428 857 821 36 Carpenter (Cnr Church) Street, View Thursday 5-5.30pm 101 Dundas Place, Albert Park Brighton

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Albert Park. 9592 1800

• Great outdoor entertainment area with in-ground pool • 2 Titles with the house on 7.452ha & second Title of 74.93ha • Open grazing land, undulating hill country with 360 degree views including Lake Eildon & the Cathedral Ranges

Web ID: LAX2594

FOR SALE $850,000 Belinda Hocking 0418 115 574

belinda.hocking@landmarkharcourts.com.au ALEXANDRA (03) 5772 3444, 56 Grant Street


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mount eliza Enjoying one of the best positions in Mount Eliza – in an exclusive cul-de-sac just off Old Mornington Road – this designer beachfront retreat provides a resort-inspired lifestyle, uncompromising privacy and grand proportions. Lorien is set on sublime grounds of 2694 square metres. The prestige estate has unhindered views from all rooms across Port Phillip Bay as well as an abundance of light through vast floor-to-ceiling windows and wide-open spaces over two levels. Showcasing architectural excellence along with first-class amenities and appointments throughout, this stunning house comprises elevated living and dining areas with a gas fire and an expansive wrap-around terrace with an outdoor dining area.

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Other quality features are the kitchen with Gaggenau appliances, four stylish bedrooms with garden access (two with walk-in wardrobes and en suites), a billiards room and a fitted study. The luxury continues with a tennis court, heated infinity pool with fully fitted cabana (with kitchenette and bathroom) and barbecue area. There are substantial storage facilities, a potential gym, large cellar and four-car basement car parking. This property also has an internal lift, two powder rooms, separate laundry, sophisticated heating and cooling systems, C-Bus home automation, ducted vacuum and direct access to the foreshore. \

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KAY & BURTON, 9820 1111 2 Tintagel Court Price: $7 million + Expressions of Interest: Closing June 22 at 5 pm

THE INFORMATION ABOVE WAS SUPPLIED BY KAY & BURTON

17-31 TANTI AVENUE, MORNINGTON

APARTMENTS

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Demonstrating a stellar combination of seaside position and high-end product, Macartans Place offers an exceptional series of apartments, townhouses and land with breathtaking water view residences which make the most of their orientation towards Port Phillip Bay. Meticulously designed to embrace comfort and functionality, the apartments at Macartans Place offer luxurious timber floors accenting the architecturally designed features of each home, while sound proofing and double glazing ensure your privacy. Fitted to international standards, each apartment’s kitchen features Smeg and Miele appliances highlighted with stone bench tops, while functional bathrooms are dressed in fine Italian tiles and an abundance of well appointed fittings. Full inclusions lists available on request. Ranging from $645,000 to $1,155,000. Open For Inspection: Display Suite 5

Wednesday: 4.00 - 5.00pm I Saturday: 2.00 - 4.00pm I Sunday: 2.00 - 4.00pm Michelle Skoglund 0416 119 444 Kent Skoglund 0408 508 733 Alexandra Beggs 0404 822 190 Paige Tracy 0439 988 721 ®

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